Madison County deputies raided a home in Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, after people posed for the mannequin challenge at the residence brandishing multiple firearms.
The mannequin challenge is an internet trend where groups of people freeze in action poses while a video is filmed. The video in question featured 22 men, with at least 19 guns of various caliber. After going viral, the footage was brought to the attention of authorities.
“Pistols and shotguns hung frozen in the air, their blunt ends aimed at various people, who remained as still as, well, mannequins,” the Washington Post described. “One man was prostrate under the back of a car, as if for cover, the barrel of his shotgun peeking out. Another hid behind a plastic trash can, flimsy protection if this were a real battle.”
Terry Brown, 23, and Kenneth White, 49, were arrested at the home, after investigators found weapons, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Law enforcement confiscated two handguns, an assault rifle, a single-barrel shotgun, a large stash of ammunition, multiple magazines, and a tactical vest.
Capt. Salomonsky @ media event for search warrant at viral video mannequin challenge residence-guns & drugs seized. pic.twitter.com/qsDNcyLPQQ
— Madison Sheriff AL (@mcsosheriffAL) December 6, 2016
White was charged with possession of marijuana and being a felon in possession of a firearm and Brown was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband. The prison contraband charge was due to him being booked with marijuana on his person.
“At 5:02 this morning, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, the City of Huntsville Police Department SWAT team, and also ATF were present when we executed the search warrant at that residence,” Captain Mike Salomonsky said during a press conference.
The captain confirmed that a “breaching technique” was used to enter the residence, as well as various “diversion devices.”
“You have to ask yourself a question. Why there? What’s going on at that location with all those firearms? What made it happen at that residence? We started an investigation to figure out why,” Salomonsky told Action News 5.
The Huntsville Police Department stated that they do not go out of their way to monitor local social media accounts, but used the platforms to investigate after being tipped off about the viral video.
The department has stated that more arrests may be coming in relation to the viral video.
“There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons,” Salomonsky said. “So, we’re going to try to do some identification, work with the ATF and see if we can generate any charges out of that.”
Two presidential Electors in Colorado are suing their governor and secretary of state in an effort to overturn rules stating that they must vote for the ticket that received the most votes.
Polly Baca, a former state Senator, and Robert Nemanich are fighting for the right to vote against the will of the people and instead choose their own candidate when they vote as Electors on December 19. They are arguing that all presidential Electors have a constitutional right to cast their vote for any qualified candidate, regardless of the November 8 election outcome.
The case is assigned to Judge Wiley Daniel, a President Bill Clinton appointee.
Speaking to Sputnik Radio, Baca explained that she believes the Electoral College is not currently being used the way that the founding fathers intended.
She stated that the Electoral College was established in the Constitution to “really consider who should be the best candidate for President of the United States.”
“It’s supposed to be a very deliberative process that was envisioned by [Alexander] Hamilton — and what it’s turned into is just a rubber stamp.”
Baca stated that this is the first time she has felt concerned enough to question the validity of the Electoral College. She believes that the Electoral College should either be used as envisioned or be done away with, a point made previously by President-elect Donald Trump.
After inquiring about going against the rules for electors in Colorado, the electors received an email warning that they would be at risk of being replaced if they cast their vote for any other candidate besides Trump.
“1-4-304(5) of Colorado Revised Statutes state that presidential electors shall (must) vote for the presidential/vice-presidential ticket that receives the most votes in the state. Thus, if an elector failed to follow this requirement, our office would likely remove the elector and seat a replacement elector until all nine electoral votes were cast for the winning candidates,” an email to the electors from Joel Albin, Ballot Access Manager, Elections Division, read.
Both Baca and Nemanich are Democrats attempting to rally other electors from both parties to vote for a candidate other than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, thereby striking a compromise.
Baca has accused Trump of using his upcoming presidency to further his business, though it is unclear if the elector would have questioned accusations of financial impropriety surrounding the Clinton Foundation.
“If Hamilton was here today, he would urge us all to vote against him [Trump],” Baca continued.
The duo repeatedly cited Alexander Hamilton in their eight-page complaint.
“The electors were created so that they, as a deliberative body, would be ‘detached’ and less prone to be influenced by the ‘heats and ferments’ of a raucous election,” the complaint reads. “The electors would help ensure ‘the office of President [would] never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.’ The electors create an ‘obstacle’ to ‘cabal, intrigue, and corruption’ and prevent ‘foreign powers [from] gain[ing] an improper ascendant in our councils.’”
“The Electoral College, then, including Plaintiffs, must be free to vote for any candidate so as to avoid electing someone, such as Messrs. Trump and Pence, who only have ‘[t]alents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity,’” according to the complaint.
The complainants argue that by facing an imminent threat of being replaced as electors, their Twelfth and First Amendment rights would be violated, as well as Article Two of the Constitution.
The two electors have asserted that even if they do not win, provided they are not removed from the job, they will defy the law and vote for a Republican alternative instead of Clinton, who won the state.
The two Colorado electors are not alone.
A third elector in the state, Michael Baca (no relation to Polly Baca), is leading the charge for “Hamilton Electors” to overturn the election results, along with Washington State elector Bret Chiafalo. Both are also Democrats.
As Sputnik reported Tuesday, the group posted a video calling on Republican electors to join them. Texas elector Chris Suprun answered the call, announcing in the New York Times that he will not honor the will of his neighboring voters.
“The United States was set up as a republic. Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states’ votes. Federalist 68 argued that an Electoral College should determine if candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence,” Suprun wrote in an opinion piece for the New York Times. “Mr. Trump shows us again and again that he does not meet these standards. Given his own public statements, it isn’t clear how the Electoral College can ignore these issues, and so it should reject him.”
In November, a Republican elector from Texas stepped down, as he felt he could not morally justify a vote for Trump, who, he believes, is not “biblically qualified” and would bring “dishonor on God.”
I originally published this article at Sputnik News.
The First Family of the United States have long drawn criticism over their fondness of travel, and it has kicked up a notch now that a new report reveals the fact that they have spent over $10 million a year in taxpayer money on vacations.
On Monday, the watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has been logging presidential spending, released a new report stating that the First Family has spent $85,029,819 vacationing — and that number is expected to grow before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
One particularly expensive trip, which is expected to be repeated this year, was their annual Christmas holiday in Hawaii last year. That 2015 vacation, which has been the family’s tradition each year since taking office, cost nearly $5 million alone.
“The expenses cover items such as security, flights and hotel rooms for staff and U.S. Secret Service. They do not include the price of prepositioning ships and aircraft in the area or much of the communications costs,” The Washington Examiner explained.
The Judicial Watch report explained that though the vacation was only from December 18 through January 3rd, the Secret Service had rented multiple homes in Kailua beginning on December 16. The rentals for the agents, near Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, totaled $245,993.12 for the 19 nights.
“According to bills obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Secret Service also paid for rooms at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club. The Secret Service also reserved rooms at the Moana Surfrider resort on Waikiki Beach, and the Ala Moana Hotel, which cost a total of $40,249.48 and $671,895.99, respectively,” the report stated. “The Secret Service rented cars from Avis, Alamo, and Hertz – 103 cars for the two-week vacation, totaling $165,893.88 in taxpayer money.”
As of September, Obama and his family had been on 28 vacations during the presidency, for a total of 217 days.
President Obama is now using Donald Trump to raise awareness about the same executive power he has been abusing for the last eight years.
Obama released a 61-page report on Monday, as the result of a presidential memorandum he issued to prepare the next president for “key legal and policy frameworks that currently guide the United States’ use of military force and related national security operations.”
The purpose of the report appears to be a set of guidelines for the next president. However, in reality, it serves as a reminder of the hypocritical actions that have become pillars of the Obama administration.
For example, when discussing the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force that was granted following 9/11, the report makes it sound as its purpose was solely to eliminate al-Qaeda and the Taliban, i.e. the organizations it claimed “planned, authorized, committed, [and] aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.”
However, the report then goes on to list all of the ways that same AUMF has been used as a “blank check” to support desired military action in the Middle East. This includes the justification for going after the Islamic State, which was formed after Sept. 11, 2001.
Not only will Trump inherit the same endless war Obama inherited from Bush—just with different militants—but Trump will also inherit Obama’s drone program. This program comes with military action used by Obama in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
It’s not just presidential war powers… While Obama has not issued as many executive orders as Bill Clinton, he has signed nearly 50 percent more presidential memoranda than the last Democrat in office. When looking at both executive orders and presidential memoranda, Obama has used more executive power than any other president since Harry Truman’s “Do Nothing Congress” in the 1940s.
If Obama is worried about Trump having too much power when he is in office, then it is Obama’s fault. If he truly cared about the American people, he would have spent his time as president setting the standard. Instead, he spent it looking for loopholes and searching for ways to expand executive power, and now we get to live with the results.
NEW YORK (WeAreChange) — Alternative media giants Breitbart News and InfoWars both appear to have backed off on their coverage of the ongoing #PizzaGate scandal.
Milo Yiannopoulos, Senior Editor at Breitbart News refused to speak about PizzaGate at a speech in Ohio – even though he specifically publicized he would speak about PizzaGate – after receiving a “number of phone calls” from D.C. advising him not to do so. He was told: “Not yet. Stop it.”
In addition, InfoWars founder and radio show host Alex Jones apparently pulled down one of his videos narrated by InfoWars reporter Jon Bowne from the InfoWars YouTube channel. The full video has been copied and re-uploaded by a YouTube user to their account.
What’s going on? It’s hard to say at this point in time, but it seems that both Breitbart News and InfoWars have received requests or threats from significant individuals or groups not to “go there.” And in the interests of protecting their reputations and staff members, both alternative news media giants have backed down from any further investigation.
Is the Trump administration asking investigative media to keep quiet about PizzaGate so the pedophiles don’t flee the country? Or have establishment insiders threatened Yiannopoulos and Jones to keep quiet?
Whatever the case, We Are Change reporters will continue to bring you the truth about this suspicious case despite the opposition.
President-elect Donald Trump has fired his National Security advisor’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., after he posted a message on Twitter encouraging further investigation into PizzaGate following the alleged attack on the pizzeria involved in the scandal.
— Michael G Flynn?? (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016
Hours after the suspiciously timed attack on the Comet Ping Pong pizzaria, the younger Flynn, 33, went on Twitter to say that until “Pizzagate” was proven false, it remained a story.
On Tuesday morning, after the post had attracted national attention and it was reported that Mr. Flynn had a transition team email address, Vice President-elect Mike Pence denied that Mr. Flynn had ever worked for the team, saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he had “no involvement in the transition whatsoever.”
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 6, 2016
The mainstream media has been refusing to report key details of the PizzaGate story and ignoring the fact that there are a number of disturbing images that are on Comet Ping Pong pizzaeria owner James Alefantis’s Instagram. Calling this restaurant a “kid friendly pizzeria” with murals like this on the wall showing a woman holding a decapitated head and writing on the bathroom wall saying “shut up and f*ck” – yeah real kid friendly!
So while the mainstream media takes a press release and repeats the same words over and over again on a teleprompter as exposed in this video, I’ll actually go through what civilian investigators are investigating globally known as “Pizzagate” to the best of my knowledge.
The name “Pizzagate” wasn’t coined because of Hillary Clinton or John Podesta’s alleged involvement and just the blatant use of email code words. It was coined because of the FBI’s own report on pedophile symbols available on SlideShare, a division of LinkedIn. and available on Wikileaks site. Because the businesses in this area of DC all shared a similar pattern with these symbols. Either this combined with the disturbing images on Alefantis’s Instagram and hashtags like #Hotard, #ChickenLovers etc. and then add in Comet Ping Pong’s own menu says “Play Eat Drink” or coincidentally an acronym for PED with the symbol for child lover are all a large list of coincidences or we may have a modern day pedophile ring operating near the heart of DC. Not so shocking if you know about Operation Flicker and the alleged call boy ring in Washington DC in 1989.
The most disturbing part of all this is that so called “journalists” are largely dismissing “Pizzagate” instead of objectifying this despite all the symbols and several videos inside Comet Ping Pong showing one of the guests of Sasha Lord’s birthday party wearing one of these rings. Additionally, Majestic Ape in the video rant, jokes about “euthanizing” a newborn baby then there is the pedo joke in which Majestic Ape is speaking about Jarred Fogel and an audience member yells out “and little boys” and she/he says “we all have our preferences.”
So for questioning and bringing up suspicion of an official list by the FBI to identify child trafficking and the weird language in the video you are labeled a conspiracy theorist now? This used to be called investigative reporting until 6 networks took over America’s minds and now controls approximately 90% of the media. Subsequently, Americans are now told what to believe and what not to believe, what is okay and not okay and ran a psy-op against Americans for the CIA called “Operation Mockingbird”. It’s no wonder that in 2016 only 6% of the public trust the state run mainstream media.
Why any of these allegations about a pedophile ring are so shocking to anyone is because so called “reporters” have failed to do any real research into the potential possibility of any of this. Existing allegations of political pedophile rings aren’t anything new. It happened during the Franklin Boys Town scandal in the 1980’s which was covered up as detailed in the Conspiracy Of Silence and before that there was a documentary aired called “Boys for Sale” which documented several other cases where boys foster homes, book stores, arcades, and the Boy Scouts were used to pick up and traffick children by politically influenced powerful people. More recently you have the case against Jerry Sandusky, which was alleged to have been more than just one person than Coach Sandusky but rather a large pedophile ring. Again, as we have documented over and over another investigator this time the prosecutor Ray Gricar was deemed dead in the Sandusky case after he went missing. Then there are the recent cases busted in Canada and Norway involving high society people.
So for Flynn Jr. to be fired for expressing his opinion saying “that this isn’t over until it’s proven fake” is utterly and abhorrently deplorable. That someone who wants an investigation into something so incredibly dark – so macabre – to disprove it or prove it and rescue potential children involved is disgusting.
Personally, I am inclined to believe that Comet Ping Pong doesn’t have a dungeon with children in it and rather may have or be a potential private meeting place for elitist pedophiles during private parties like the Sasha Lord birthday party where someone wearing the ring is classified as “little boy lover”- but that is pure speculation.
Then if you go back to alleged book store involvement during the 1980’s of pedophilia you can see why the symbol above the book store Politics & Prose is worrying. Right out front on its sign is the “Little Boy Lover” logo written into the (&) symbol in the middle of the title. Additionally, in front of Politics & Prose is the skull and bones symbol on the sidewalk which this leaked video inside the court yard of Yales infamous secret society Skull and Bones hosted in a windowless building called “the tomb” by ABC should shock you just a bit.
Is there any smoking gun evidence of such allegations against any individuals on this DC strip? No, but these symbols can’t be ignored. After all, they are official symbols the FBI told the public to look out for and report. These places absolutely need to be investigated and by firing Flynn Jr. for tweeting out “the investigation isn’t over until all these questions are answered” that doesn’t sound like President-elect Donald Trump intends to investigate these concerns right outside his new place of residence – the White House.
DISCLAIMER: This is very important. Please do not harass suspected individuals or businesses. Let the NYPD, the FBI and other legitimate law enforcement agencies do their work. We do have a legal system in this country and everyone is innocent until proven guilty. The FBI are aware of this as you can verify with this video.
There is a reason some people have nightmares.
In the modern world, most psychologists see dreams as having a connection to the unconscious mind.
Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, wrote extensively about dreams and their interpretations, and believed dreams are a manifestation of a person’s deep desires and anxieties.
Freud was only scratching the surface.
Ancient cultures frequently told of the power of dreams, most famously in the Biblical story of Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, predicting seven years of feast and famine.
The ancients knew that dreams are not simply the manifestation of unconscious fears or deep desires. Messages from the unseen, spiritual world are revealed in dreams.
As science is beginning to understand thanks to pioneers in quantum physics like Edward Witten, our world is only one of many dimensions. Those other, unseen dimensions – described by many who have had near-death experiences – are the source of our dreams.
In my personal search for truth, I have come across one book in particular that has helped me accurately interpret my dreams – and understand what messages the universe is trying to give me.
As Yehuda Berg demonstrates in The Dreams Book, you can learn a lot from your dreams – if you know what to look for.
Your soul leaves the body when you sleep – and travels to the upper worlds, where you may receive a message in the form of a dream. Nightmares a generally a sign that you need to change direction somewhere in your life – NOW.
Did you see an egg? That is a positive sign, and may mean your request was heard. The Dreams Book has an index of common dream occurences and their meanings.
But be careful who you tell your dream to – the first rule of dream interpretation is that the person interpreting your dream can affect it’s meaning – and how it manifests in your life.
Full disclosure: In my personal search for the meaning of life, I have studied many spiritual teachings. The Dreams Book, written by Yehuda Berg, is derived from the deepest level of Bible study, known as Kabbalah. I have studied Kabbalah for almost a decade, and have seen unbelievable benefits in my life. I can personally testify that the knowledge in the Dreams Book is accurate – but I encourage you not to believe me. Instead, test and see if the book is accurate.
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HELSINKI – A gunman opened fire in southeastern Finland killing a local town councilor and two journalists, all women. Police have called the shooting “random” with no known motive one male suspect has been detained for questioning.
A mayor Tiina Wilen-Jappinen, and two local reporters none of which have been named were brutally murdered outside of a restaurant Vuoksenvaht in town shot by a sniper sitting out in his car in what authorities are calling a random shooting. So is that it case closed we have two journalist dead and a politician and the motive of a paid professional hit?
According to investigators the suspect arrived outside the Vuoksenvaht restaurant in his car and shot the three women as they stepped out of the restaurant. He then waited in the car until police arrived, and without fighting back silently left in the custody of police.
Shortly before a police patrol car arrived to the scene around midnight Saturday, police spokeswoman Heli Jamsen-Turkki said. “Two of the victims were in their early 50s and one was in her 30s.”
Police detained a 23-year-old unknown local Finnish man who didn’t resist arrest. The three victims were shot multiple times in the head and torso with a sniper rifle. There was no known motive.
Imatra, which has 28,000 inhabitants, is about 140 miles east of the capital, Helsinki.
“We decided to open a crisis center after the shooting occurred right in the middle of the town near restaurants and nightclubs,” said Saara Raudasoja, a spokeswoman for the South Karelia Social and Health Care District. “There were people there when it happened. In such a small place, it’s quite a huge incident and many people were shocked.”
Lead investigator Saku Tielinen, who is leading the investigation, said “the suspect had a criminal record” including – violent incidents and theft, but declined to further elaborate or identify him. “There is no indication of a political motive. It seems the gunman and victims didn’t know each other,” said Tielinen. “All indications are that he chose his victims randomly.”
Two deaths of journalist is an immediate red flag for me in the words of late murdered journalist Christopher Story “reporters who expose the criminal activities of our political elite risk their lives.”
That angle can not be ruled out and should be highly investigated with two members of the press dead and one politician especially since the gunmen used a sniper rifle and didn’t fire shots at police and quietly went away to prison.
“The “suicide” deaths of Hunter Thompson, Gary Webb and J.H. Hatfield show that reporters who expose the criminal activities of our political elite risk their
Judge Clifton Newman has declared a mistrial in the case against Officer Michael Slager accused of the voluntary manslaughter or murder of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man that Slager shot in the back multiple times at a traffic stop on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston. The judge announced the decision after he said that jury members were unable to reach a unanimous verdict over the charges.
A video of the killing caught by a bystander Feidin Santana’s cellphone went viral on social media and in the media sparking national outrage. Slager faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted. The jury also considered a lesser verdict of voluntary manslaughter.
Officer Slager was fired following the shooting according to the Associated Press.
It’s also worth noting that officer Michael Slager laughed about the adrenaline rush he got after shooting and killing the unarmed Walter Scott. Where Michael Slager’s defense argues that he was scared for his life you can clearly see in the video above as Slager unloads his firearm on Scott as the Fifty year old man tried to run away and then Slager dropped an object near Scott appearing to doctor the scene. The video begins moments after Officer Slager fired his Taser as the two men tussle and Mr. Scott turns to run. When the officer fires, Mr. Scott appears to be 15 to 20 feet away and trying to flee. He falls after the last of eight shots. The officer then runs back toward where the initial scuffle occurred and picks something up off the ground. Moments later, he drops an object near Mr. Scott’s body when he notices the witness who then runs away scared for his life.
Earlier in the week it was revealed that the jury was dead locked on it’s decision on whether or not to convict Slager.
Scott family attorney L. Chris Stewart said at a news conference after the mistrial was announced, “If you thought that we were going to come out here crying or weeping or weak, you don’t know the Scott family, who’ve become my family.”
Stewart said that Slager “dodged it by a hair,” adding, “he’s not dodging it again.”
“The fight isn’t over,” he said, “That was round one.”
Additionally, Stewart they will try the case again and the Department of Justice will also be trying the case.
Slager “delayed justice,” he added, but “he did not escape it.”
“That’s the justice system.”
Another family attorney for the Scott’s, Justin Bamberg, said “justice will be had” at the end.
“Thanks to Feidin Santana [who filmed the witness video], we’ve seen the light and there is no way at the end of the day that former officer Michael Slager can escape what’s coming to him,” Bamberg said.
Scott’s mother, Judy Scott, said “she isn’t sad about the mistrial because Jesus is on the inside and I know that justice will be served.”
“Injustice will not prevail,” she added.
Scott’s brother, Anthony Scott, said, “We have to live with his video being played over and over again.”
Anthony Scott said he feels sorry for Slager’s young child, but added, “there’s not pity” for the rest.
He also urged for peaceful protests tonight and for the days following.