Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Boy Scouts of America Will Now Allow Transgender Boys

RadioOnFire.com - After much consideration, Boy Scouts of America announced that they will allow transgender boys to join, reversing a stance of more than a century. The organization sent out a statement on the decision, explaining the decision was made "as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently."
The full statement read, “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”
This isn't the first time the Boy Scouts have revised rules for joining the organization. In 2013, they allowed gay ended its ban on openly gay youth, and two years later it allowed gay adult leaders to join.
Source: NY Times

Former Apprentice Contestant Omarosa: Everyone Will Have to Bow to Trump

RadioOnFire.com - Former Apprentice contestant turned Trump cabinet member Omarosa has strong feelings about President Trump. "Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump," she said. In an ominous tone, she insinuated that Trump would be a vindictive President: "It's everyone who ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him, it is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe."

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Immigration Ban: It Makes Us Look Stupid

RadioOnFire.comArnold Schwarzenegger stopped by Extra TV to speak with Mario Lopez about Donald Trump's newly-implemented-and-subsequently-held-up-in-court immigration order. The former Republican governor of California expressed reservations about the way the order was carried out, and said that disallowing green card-holding citizens of other countries, "Makes us look stupid."

Watch the clip above.

Russell Simmons Sells Prepaid Debit Card Company RushCard for $147 Mil

RadioOnFire.com - RushCard, the Russell Simmons-founded prepaid debit card company, is being bought by rival Green Dot for $147 million.
On Monday, Green Dot announced it would buy UniRush, the parent company of RushCard. Russell Simmons founded RushCard in 2003. It was one of the first prepaid card services to advertise directly to customers who are minorities.
Green Dot CEO Steve Streit said that they're buying RushCard in large part for Russell Simmons' name recognition. "Having his name associated with RushCard is a big reason why we are buying it," Streit said.
Source: billboard.com

Donald Trump Becomes Most Unpopular President in Record Eight Days

RadioOnFire.com - Following his recent executive order involving immigrants, a new Gallup poll shows that Donald Trump is the most unpopular president ever, which was achieved in a record eight days. The only other president to come close is Bill Clinton, who received an approval rating around 50% at 152 days into his first term.
According to the survey, over half of the nation is dissatisfied with President Trump's presidential performance.Trump's approval rating has been falling from the 45% at the start of his term to the current 42% after this weekend, which started to fall after he moved forward with his proposed wall on the U.S. and Mexico border.
Source: AOL

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Lyft Pledges $1 Million to the ACLU After Trump Immigration Order

RadioOnFire.com - Uber recently dropped the ball in terms of responding to President Trump's immigration executive order. Via Twitter, many users of Uber began to denounce the service, even creating a hashtag, #deleteUber. In the midst of that, rival company Lyft pledged that they would give the ACLU one million dollars over the course of four years. For those who don't know, the ACLU is the organization that was able to submit a petition that persuaded a federal judge to block Trump's executive order temporarily.
According to a statement given by Lyft's co-founders, the money pledged is to defend the constitution. The co-founders also noted that they stand firmly against any type of discriminatory practices against anyone based on their faith, creed, race, identity, ethnicity, or sexuality.
Source: gizmodo.com

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Protesters Take To Airports Across America Over Trump's Immigration Order

RadioOnFire.com - Protests have been spreading to airports across the nation, and the crowds of demonstrators showing up to fight President Donald Trump's legislation restricting the entrance of refugees into the U.S. are swelling.
What started out as a small rally to denounce the detainment of two Iraqi citizens outside of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Saturday morning, January 28, blew up into a national action when demonstrators on the scene converged to hit up their contacts and initiate a hashtag campaign. The #JFKTerminal4 tweets joined the #MuslimBan hashtag that went viral as soon as Trump officially legislated the blocking of any citizen migrating over from seven Muslim-majority nations, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days; suspended the entry of all refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely banned refugees from crisis-torn Syria. Friday's legislation also stands to effect the travel of U.S. visa holders.
The policy was reported to have immediately kicked in on Friday, with a number of foreigners of various legal status being held up for hours on end, and in some cases, sent back over seas. According to White House aides, there had been talks with officials managing airports around the country, of the kinds of procedures that would need to be implemented, for weeks prior to the President's signature.
By mid-afternoon protesters had also begun converging at San Francisco International airport, and a call had gone out for Trump's opposition to mobilize at Dulles International Airport in Virginia starting at 5 p.m. "We're here to tell Trump that we are not going anywhere," lawyer, refugee advocate, and protest organizer Jacki Esposito, told a small yet boisterous early crowd. "Today is the beginning of a long opposition from us, and our neighbors all over the country." A live stream of the action showed people carrying "No ban, No wall" and "Impeach Trump" signs, and chanting resistance mantras in front of the international arrivals area of JFK's Terminal 4.
Source: dailykos.com

Iran to Ban US Citizens in Response to Trump Immigration Executive Order

RadioOnFire.com - Iran says it will bar US citizens from entering the country. The announcement comes as a response to Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries, Iran one of them.
An Iranian Foreign Ministry statement reads, "The US decision to restrict travel for Muslims to the US, even if for a temporary period of three months, is an obvious insult to the Islamic world and in particular to the great nation of Iran. Despite the claims of combating terrorism and keeping American people safe, it will be recorded in history as a big gift to extremists and their supporters."
Iran's ban will remain as long as Trump's does, the statement said.

Source: cnn.com

Florida Teen Committed Suicide on Facebook Live

RadioOnFire.com - 14-year-old Nakia Venant committed suicide on Facebook live this past Monday. The Florida teen was in foster case and hung herself as her foster parents slept.
Venant live-streamed the video, using a noose fashioned out of a scarf and hanging herself from her bathroom door around 3 AM. A friend called the police but it was too late to save her.
Venant's Facebook page was quickly deleted. Facebook spokesperson Christine Chen said that Facebook stops livestreams that violate community standards “as quickly as possible.”

Source: sandrarose.com

Trump's Ban on Muslim Immigrants Begins, Refugees Detained at Airports

RadioOnFire.com - President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from 7 predominantly Muslim countries went into effect Friday night. Refugees who were in the air, flying to the U.S., were stopped and detained upon arrival.
Trump's order prevents all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. It also suspends admission of Syrian refugees indefinitely, and for 90 days it disallows entry of immigrants from 7 countries in the Middle East and Africa: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
As of now, it is unclear how many refugees and immigrants are being detained under Trump's executive order. Several legal complaints have been filed, among them complaints from the ACLU and the International Refugee Assistance Project.

Source: nytimes.com

Malcolm X's Daughter Arrested with Stolen Rental Truck Full of Pit Bulls

RadioOnFire.com - Malcolm X's daughter Malikah Saban Shabazz, 51, and his granddaughter, Bettih Bahiyah Shabazz, 19, were arrested in Southern Maryland this week. According to reports, the women were arrested on Wednesday (January 25) in a Walmart parking lot by an officer responding to a report that a U-Haul they were driving in was stolen earlier in the day in Vermont.
A spokesperson for the Charles County Sheriff's Office said that seven pit bulls were in crates stacked inside the truck, and some of the dogs were injured. Malikah was charged with seven misdemeanor counts of animal abuse in the case. Both women were also charged with unlawfully taking of a motor vehicle in excess of $10,000. If convicted, they face 20 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
Both women were released from jail on $2,000 bail each. No word on their next court date.

Source: NY Daily News

Pence Wants to Reverse Roe v. Wade, Thousands March for Abortion Ban

RadioOnFire.com - In Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 27. 2017 marked the 44th time pro-life advocates have taken to the nation's capital, where they pushed an agenda to outlaw abortion in the United States of America once and for all. This year's rally had many claiming victory in their fight, as the presence of Vice President Mike Pence signified the appearance of the highest ranking government official to ever speak at the event.
According to Karen Pence, it wasn't the first March for Life she and her husband have ever attended. That much may be true, but with Pence now as close to the office of Commander In Chief as he is, the message delivered to the nation on Friday was no doubt magnified. “Life is winning in America,” he said to cheers. “And today is a celebration of the progress that we have made in the cause,” he told the cheering crowd.
While on stage, Pence vouched for Trump, saying that it was actually the President who asked him to be there. Trump has had an unsteady record in regards to his position on Roe Vs. Wade. Throughout his campaign to defeat the republican field and win the primaries for a shot at Hillary Clinton, footage of him going public to declare himself pro-choice was constantly exploited by his conservative opposition. But Trump has most recently proclaimed that the recordings are outdated and that he has since evolved on the issue. While some of Friday's demonstrators expressed a bit of difficulty trusting that Trump will legislate on the side of "life," most spoke of having confidence that Pence could hold him accountable to serving the demands of his pro-life base.
Pence is a lifelong pro-lifer, who has gone as far as to spearhead "personhood" legislation, which would have the law afford unborn fetus' constitutional rights at the moment of fertilization. He was known during his tenure as governor of Indiana, for having endorsed numerous anti-abortion bills, many of which were knocked down by the federal government. But Trump's reinstatement of the "Mexico City Policy," which bans global health organizations who receive federal U.S. funding from promoting or performing abortions, has instilled confidence in the administration from pro-life Americans.
Standing before his scores of supporters, the Vice President confided in them that the administration doesn't plan on slowing down, hinting that next week's Supreme Court appointment just may be the Justice they've all been waiting for. The new Judge will "uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution in the tradition of the late and great Justice Antonin Scalia,” promised Pence.
Source: instagram.com

2 Teenagers, Young Man Shot In Brooklyn

RadioOnFire.com - Two teenagers and a young man were shot Friday night in Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood, police said.
City police said a sergeant patrolling the area of 5th Street at Maude Avenue heard gunfire and found a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
A police helicopter spotted a third victim, a masked 17-year-old boy, trying to run away from the scene. Police said the boy was uncooperative and refused to let medics treat his wound.
Police said officers were giving the area special attention after residents reported hearing gunfire Thursday.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2221 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

Source WBAL

Pizza Delivery Man Shot In Lansdowne

RadioOnFire.com - A pizza delivery man was shot Friday afternoon in Lansdowne. 
Police say the driver responded to the unit block of Hummingbird Court around 3 p.m. to deliver a pizza. When no one answered the door, the delivery man returned to his vehicle. Once inside, a man approached the driver from the passenger side, opened the door and confronted him.
According to police, the suspect shot the driver at least once in the upper body and then fled with the pizza and other items.
The driver returned to the store, where he was taken to an area hospital. He is expected to survive.
Police believe the suspect targeted the pizza delivery man.

Source WBAL

Baltimore Schools CEO: Budget Gap May Force Hundreds Of Layoffs

RadioOnFire.com - In a letter addressed to the school system community, Baltimore schools CEO Sonja Santelises blamed a budget gap as a reason that more than 1,000 staffers could be laid off
In the letter, Santelises wrote that the deficit is "particularly large at approximately $130 million."
Santelises, who is just months into her tenure as head of city schools, wrote that because of the size of the budget gap, administrators won't be able to focus cost savings in the district office as they have done in the past. Instead, most of the layoffs will hit schools.
She said she would meet Friday with the city's General Assembly delegation in Annapolis to discuss options to close the gap.

Read The Letter Below:
January 27, 2017
Dear City Schools families, students, partners, and friends,
Last December, as the district worked to develop its budget for the 2017-18 school year, I shared with the City Schools community that we were again facing a gap between our anticipated funding and our estimated expenses. This has happened for the past several years — but for the coming school year, the gap is particularly large at approximately $130 million.
This morning, I am meeting with lawmakers who represent Baltimore in Annapolis, to review where we are with our budget development and discuss the challenges we face. In a continued commitment to transparency, I want to share that conversation with you.
First, I want to emphasize that while our limited resources will make closing a gap of this size very difficult, we will do so while continuing programs that we know are important for student success, such as full-day pre-k and the 21st Century School Buildings Plan. Our teachers, principals, support staff, and administrators will remain committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities for our students.
In the past, we have closed our annual budget gaps with short-term solutions — like spending and hiring freezes. While we have had some layoffs, we have been able to concentrate those in the district office, rather than schools. But these solutions have not addressed the cause of the problem: Quite simply, our revenue has declined while our costs continue to go up. We are now exploring multiyear options to break this annual cycle and ensure financial stability for the long term. We must address this fundamental challenge, so that we will not continue to experience large gaps every year.
While I am confident that these efforts will be successful over time, the fact remains that as a public agency we must present a balanced budget this year. We will need to implement some of those same short-term solutions that have been used in years past to reduce costs, and my team and I are looking at all the options so as to minimize the impact on students. At the same time, we will be advocating at both state and city levels for the increased education funding that Baltimore’s children need and that is so necessary for the long-term vitality of our city. We will need the partnership of our entire community in joining this effort.
However, in the spirit of transparency that I promised when I returned to City Schools last July as your CEO, I must tell you that without additional funding, we are facing layoffs of more than a thousand staff members. Because of the size of the budget gap, we will not be able to focus cost savings in the district office as we have done in past years. Most of the layoffs will affect staff members in schools.
I want to assure you that this does not mean we will work with any less urgency to provide our students with the high-quality teaching and learning they deserve. While we will not have the resources to accelerate this work, we will prioritize spending in areas we know have potential for the greatest impact on student success—including a strong classroom focus on literacy, staff development and leadership, and addressing the needs of the whole child with support for physical, social, and emotional well-being.
As school communities move through this difficult time, it is more important than ever to ensure that all stakeholders are involved in budget conversations at the school level. All schools have a responsibility to collaborate with parents, community members, and partners. I want to encourage you to participate in any activities and meetings scheduled at your school to discuss budget priorities. Your voice and input is needed as we navigate the budget process together.
If you are interested in learning more about where our funding comes from and why it hasn’t met our expenses, please visit this dedicated website.
I, along with my staff, will continue to advocate for everything our students deserve. I give you my commitment that our students will always be our highest priority as we make decisions, and that I will keep you informed all along the way.
Thank you for all you do for our students and our schools.
Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises
Chief Executive Officer

VA Teacher Asks Black Students to Act Like Slaves in Class

RadioOnFire.com - The mother of a child at a middle school in Staunton, Virginia is calling upon the NAACP to investigate the actions of a teacher who she says forced Black students in her class to play the role of slaves while teaching a lesson on the Louisiana Purchase.

Tamika Derozen says she reported the 6th-grade teacher after her son recently came home from Shelburne Middle School and detailed having been asked, along with other Black students, to come to the front of the classroom and pretend that they were picking cotton. "He said, 'Mom, I didn't know what to do. I wanted to walk out of the class, but I didn't want to get in trouble,'" Derozen said. According to Derozen's son, some of the white students were even invited up to play in the role of slave masters.

Derozen had initially agreed to sit across from the teacher in a meeting mediated by the school's principal but decided against it when she learned the teacher attempted to defend her lesson by showing students a clip from Roots, asking them whether it would have made sense to have anyone but Black people represent slavery. "She went on to say, 'exactly my point. For those of you that I offended, I apologize. But I want you to understand my reason for calling you up as African-Americans is because you better fit the role as a slave," said Derozen.

Staunton City Schools Superintendent, Linda Reviea, says the district is investigating the incident. "If such behavior occurred, it is grossly inappropriate, insensitive and contradictory to the values of our school division and will not be tolerated. At all times we expect our teachers and staff to be positive role models and demonstrate sound judgment," she said in a statement made to the press. "I want to emphasize that in no way does Staunton City Schools condone or encourage instruction that deliberately singles out a person or group because of race and subjects them to disparagement or humiliation."

Source: youtube.com

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump Administration Hires Woman Known for Racist Social Media Posts

RadioOnFire.com - The Trump Administration has now added a staffer, who came under fire for posting racist social media content during the President's campaign, to a post in the U.S. Education Department.
The hiring of former field organizer Teresa UnRue was officially announced through an email that acting Secretary Phil Rosenfelt dispensed to Education Department employees this week. UnRue was blasted in the media over the summer when a series of offensive Facebook posts were exposed by the media.
Back in June, UnRue shared a post that read "We Need Islam Control, Not Gun Control." Two months later she circulated a meme that poked fun at Mexicans for their accent. They were among several Facebook postings that reflected an insensitivity towards minority voters. Included among them was a viral video of an African-American man eating chicken while mocking his own race for a number of children they have and for still lamenting over slavery. "Had me crack'n up!! Thank you! Please share this with people," UnRue captioned.
The Huffington Post unveiled that it had traced back to discover posts that were hostile towards Barack Obama during his presidency. One such message accused the former President of treason and called him a "terrorist." At the time, the promotion of such propaganda was not uncommon for the Tea Party types who would eventually comprise Trump's base. However, now that he has taken an oath to serve all Americans while occupying the nation's highest office, his continued association with, much less his appointment of such divisive figures to his cabinet, may present a challenge to his reputation going forward.
The memo which names UnRue a new member of the administration does not specify what her job would be in the department.
Source: salon.com

Authorities Address Juvenile Crime In Baltimore

RadioOnFire.com - Mixed in with Baltimore's current average of a homicide a day this month, police are also seeing more juvenile crime. Children doing the dirty work for the adults, who recruit them. So, police made a call to action for parents this week.
Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis mentioned two cases of multiple juveniles stealing and carjacking cars during a Wednesday's press conference about the spike in Baltimore violence.
Police recovered two stolen cars Wednesday morning in the same area, and said kids ages 12 to 17 were involved, and two adults were with them. Police said on Wednesday 14- to 16-year-olds were involved in a carjacking and a 19-year-old was with them.
It's part of the recent trend of adults recruiting younger teens to carry out their crimes, police said.
"I'm a 25-year-old. I'm not going to steal that car, but if I can get my hands on a 13-year-old or 12-year-old, who will go up and commit that strong-armed carjacking, I know that the criminal justice system is barely going to touch that kid, barely," Davis said.
Authorities acknowledged neighborhood challenges.
"These kids are growing up in situations that most of us don't," Patrol Chief Osborne Robinson said.
Police leadership pleaded with parents and adults to keep better watch over the young teenagers.
But Ericka Alston, who run Kids Safe Zone in west Baltimore, said it runs deeper than that. Kids Safe Zone is a place where the mundane to many people matters more.
In a kid's yoga class, a teacher tells them to think of something positive that happened today.
"It is trauma. It is fear. It is abandonment. Imagine being a kid in a community where 80 percent of the homes around you are vacant. What does that do to your psyche? What does that do to your soul?" Alston said.
Here's something positive: Alston said she just got funding for a program called U-Turns, which uses peer mentors, targeting 14- to 25-year-olds.
"If those peer navigators can get four kids in here for 30 minutes a day, that's 30 minutes that they lived. That's the reality. That's not an exaggeration," Alston said.
Alston said the job requirements for the mentor are experience with incarceration or substance abuse. She wants people who survived the streets to pass on what they learned to the younger generation.

Source WBAL

Donald Trump's Chief Strategist says Media Should "Keep its Mouth Shut"

RadioOnFire.com - President Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, seems fed up, as he was quoted in an interview suggesting that the media should "keep its mouth shut." In an interview with the New York Times, Bannon referred to journalists as an "opposition party" which directly mirrors Trump's thoughts on the media. Bannon also said "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while. I want you to quote this: The media here is the opposition party. They don't understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States."
Bannon was also asked about the press secretary Sean Spicer, who pushed the idea of "alternative facts." When asked if he thought Spicer lost any type of credibility with the press, Bannon replied "We think that's a badge of honor. Questioning his integrity-- are you kidding me? The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work."

Source: instagram.com

Bill Gates to Become World's First Trillionaire

RadioOnFire.com - According to Oxfam, Bill Gates could be the world's first trillionaire by the year 2042. Oxfam is a collective of international organizations working to end global poverty, and have been monitoring the world's richest people. Gate's wealth has continued to grow exponentially since he founded the global company Microsoft.
When he retired as CEO in 2006, his net worth has $50 billion. In the decade since, his net worth has increased dramatically to $75 billion, "despite his commendable attempts to give it away through his Foundation," according to the foundation.
This, in wake of a report by Oxfam claiming that the world's 8 wealthiest billionaires have as much money as the 3.6 billion people who make up the world's poorest demographics.
Source: RT

Miami is No Longer a "Sanctuary" for Illegal Immigrants

RadioOnFire.com - This past Wednesday [Jan. 25], President Donald Trump issued an executive order stopping the funding for cities that serve as alleged "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants. Because of that, Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez reversed Dade County's status as a "sanctuary." In turn, that decision forced the county jail to acknowledge and respect federal immigration detention requests. This comes as a shock to many after the county previously refused to indefinitely hold illegal inmates who were wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The reasoning behind the decision for the Mayor came down to holding illegal inmates or losing millions of dollars in federal funding. Gimenez said, "I want to make sure we don't put in jeopardy the millions of funds we get from the government for a $52,000 issue." The millions in federal funding that could potentially be placed in jeopardy goes towards homeless shelters, elderly care, and many other things. Since then, Trump has taken to Twitter to address the Miami situation, saying "Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong!"
Source: instagram.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

6 Shot in Chicago During Vigil For Gunshot Victim

RadioOnFire.com - The violence in Chicago continues. While attending a vigil for Jamayah Fields last night (January 25th), 6 people were shot. Fields was killed on January 24th outside of an elementary school; another victim of Chiraq gun violence that is seemingly neverending.
Mourners were gathered outside Chicago's Chatham neighborhood celebrating the life of Fields when around 8:15 pm a car approached and shots were fired from the inside of the vehicle. The shooter then parked the car, exited the vehicle and continued to let shots off near the area where the mourners were gathered. Six people were hit, including a 12-year-old girl who was shot in the head and a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the neck.
Investigators believe the violence is connected to another shooting earlier this month. When word got out that those involved would be at the memorial, the shooters fired into the crowd as a form of retaliation. The six were among 13 people shot in Chicago over 15 hours Wednesday bringing the total number of shootings to 264, with 46 total homicides since the beginning of January.
This violence comes in wake of Trump's comments regarding the unprecedented violence in Chiraq.
Source: Chicago Tribune

Finally Someone Stands Up To Trump: Mexican President Cancels Meeting Over Border Wall Plans

RadioOnFire.com - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a meeting with US President Donald Trump that was set for next week after continuing tensions over Trump's plan to build a wall on the border of the two countries.
"This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the POTUS," Peña Nieto tweeted.
The two presidents have been feuding over the wall and more specifically, who will pay for it. Trump cited a $10 billion estimate that was given to him during the campaign by the National Precast Concrete Association. Other estimates suggest that there are uncertainties that could drive the cost up to as much as $25 billion.
Trump also tweeted early Thursday morning that it would be better to skip the meeting if Peña Nieto continued to insist Mexico would not pay for the wall.
Source: cnn.com

Former Mexican President Blasts Trump Over Wall and Voter Fraud

RadioOnFire.com - Former Mexican President Vincente Fox Quesada is certainly no fan of Donald Trump's plan to build a massive border wall, and he has expressed it in a few choice words in the past. After news broke on Wednesday that Trump was moving forward with one of the big draws from his campaign - to build the wall - Fox took to Twitter to once again lash out at the idea. Directing a shot at the White House press secretary, Fox wrote, "Sean Spicer, I've said this to @realdonaldtrump and now I'll tell you: Mexico is not going to pay for that fu**ing wall. #Fu**ingWall."
President Fox wasn't done there, as he also directed a tweet at Trump's obsession with discovering voter fraud in the general election. Retweeting a statement from Trump about going on with the investigation into voter fraud, Fox responded, "go ahead, #trump. This will prove that the system made you win, not the people. Losing by 3+ million votes is not a mistake."

Check out the full twitter rant up top.
Source: twitter.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Actor Jay Bowdy Commits Suicide On Facebook Live, Leaves Behind 6 Kids

RadioOnFire.com - An aspiring actor with a sexual assault case hanging over his head, took his own life early this week, and live streamed his final moments while sitting in his car in Los Angeles, authorities confirmed on Wednesday, January 25.
Frederick Jay Bowdy was found dead on arrival at around 6:30 a.m. on Monday. Police had tracked Bowdy down on account of members of his family who reached out to the LAPD at 5:30 a.m. to inform them of his whereabouts after learning that he was threatening suicide on Facebook. By the time officers pulled up to the scene, it was too late. Investigators are looking into the possibility that he pulled the trigger as soon as he saw the squad car approaching his location in the North Hollywood Arts District. Facebook has since removed the video in question.
It is believed that Bowdy was still under distress over an arrest made on him over suspicion of sexual assault last Thursday. He was released on $100,000 bail on Friday.
Of the several roles Bowdy was able to land in TV and film since his venture into Hollywood, his most notable was as the leading man in a 2016 indie flick titled "Prepper," which featured him as a high school teacher. Were it not for his dream to make it on the silver screen, Bowdy's future would have been in the classroom. He was a graduate of the University of Texas in Arlington's Masters in education program. He also flirted with hopes to graduate towards a successful professional basketball career, but his ambitions were sidelined after he was forced to succumb to multiple knee surgeries. At the time of his death, he was balancing the strides he was making in his acting career with work as an exotic dancer at "The Hollywood Men" in L.A.
Bowdy leaves behind six children. He was 33-years-old.
Source: nydailynews.com

Trump to Order Construction of Mexican Border Wall To Start Within Months

RadioOnFire.com - Last night, President Donald Trump announced his plans to make today, Wednesday, January 25th, a "big day" for national security. It was earlier reported that Trump will sign an order banning refugees from certain Middle Eastern countries.
Sources are now reporting that President Trump has signed the executive order putting federal authorities to work on building a wall on the Mexican-US border within months. The executive order will also boost border patrols and increase deportation efforts by the immigration services. Additionally, the order will seek to end sanctuary cities.
Source: cnn.com

Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide In Parkton

RadioOnFire.com - A husband and wife were found dead in their Parkton home Monday in what police say they're investigating as a murder-suicide.
Baltimore County Police were called to the 1000 block of Dairy Road to check on Dawn Longo Rowe, 49, after she failed to show up at work for a week. Co-workers were unable to contact her.
Police found her and husband Lyttelton Wadell Rowe both dead of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon. While it's being investigated as a murder-suicide, police haven't yet said pulled the trigger or when the shooting is thought to have taken place. 

Source WBAL

Trump to Sign Order Temporarily Banning Refugees from Middle East

RadioOnFire.com - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a series of executive orders today, Wednesday, January 25th, that would include a temporary ban on refugees and suspend visas for citizens of Syria, along with six other Middle Eastern and African countries. Trump previously tweeted that Wednesday would be a "big day" for national security.
Aides said that one order would black visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.

In the same tweet, Trump said, "Among many other things, we will build the wall!"
Source: reuters.com

Lead Levels in Flint Michigan Drop But Water Still Unsafe To Drink

RadioOnFire.com - Two and half years following the initial report of the lead contaminating the water supply in Flint, reports have surfaced that the water is now in compliance with federal regulations on lead and copper content.
While the levels of contamination have decreased, progress is slow, with city officials calling the results "encouraging" adding that residents should continue to drink from bottled water and filters for at least another year. The city continues to work on its goal of removing 20,000 tainted lead-tainted water pipes.
In a city where the population is 98,310, (58% of which is black) with 41.6% of residents living below the poverty line, does race and wealth play a factor in the timetable for clean drinking water? Lets us know in the comments.

Donald Trump Promises to Bring the Feds to Chicago if Violence Continues

RadioOnFire.com - Amid recent reports of 228 people being shot in Chicago since the start of the year, Donald is speaking out on Twitter. He responded to the reports by saying that he will "send in the Feds" if the violence continues.
"If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!"

Check out Trump's tweet up top.

Trump & Bannon Fail in Alabama: Democrat Jones Wins

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