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I Wanna Go To Work At Dillon Aero…

… testing their 7.62×51 minguns. The night work looks like a gas.

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FBI Is Moving Toward Smaller Caliber Handguns

Hollywood style knock-down power does not exist in a handgun

Hollywood style knock-down power does not exist in a handgun

After the Miami shootout in which several agents were shot and some killed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation looked for more effective handguns for their troops. They tried the 10mm for a while. It’s more powerful than the .45 ACP. But they found it broke their guns and their people didn’t shoot it well. So they adopterd the 10mm short, more commonly known as the .40 S&W. Now they are rethinking that choice and are leaning toward the 9mm Parabellum or 9mm Luger cartridge.

Their studies have shown a few things that justify the smaller caliber. The thing they miss, though, is improved training. That point is well made, whether intentional or not, by their assertion that, “LEO’s miss between 70 – 80 percent of the shots fired during a shooting incident”. That is quite an observation.

It means that only 20-30% of their shots strike the intended target. This would go a long way toward explaining the number of bystanders that are wounded during a shooting incident. Remember the autopsy report on the killing of Michael Brown In Ferguson, MO. Notice that he was shot 6-8 times, all in his right side. The officer fired at least ten shots.

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The Bureau’s solution is to give their agents smaller caliber guns that hold more cartridges. There is no mention of increased training. Below is a list of justifications from their study:

More below the fold…

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Price Parity by State

What is the relative value of $100 in your state? The bottom line? It is a hell of a lot cheaper to live in Mississippi than it is to live in Hawaii.

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I am curious about the effect on border states with large disparities. If you cross from Maryland into West Virginia, the cost of living falls by almost 20%. That is huge! I suppose there is some greater granularity based on where you are in the state. Obviously the cost of living in the panhandle of Maryland is less than in Bethesda. That said, much of the cost has to do with state taxes, regulations and so forth. These will be uniform throughout the state.

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Here is an idea: Genetically alter carnivores into herbivores

Wolves do not respect the rights of deer and cause them to suffer. What if we genetically altered wolves to become herbivores? That’s the question being asked buy some animal rights advocates.

A gazelle grazes on the savannah, unaware of the leopard lurking in the grasses, ready to pounce. As the leopard makes its move, the gazelle tries to escape, but it’s too late. The leopard has its teeth sunk into the gazelle’s neck and won’t let go. After some minutes of kicking, the gazelle dies – a feast for the leopard.

It’s hard to not feel sorry for the gazelle, even though predator/prey relations have been part of the natural world for millennia. But what if prey didn’t have to suffer like this?

This is the question posed by philosophers who believe all suffering should be terminated. These philosophers propose that we eradicate predation, so sentient animals never have to feel this pain again.The idea is that to relieve suffering, predators should be genetically altered to no longer be carnivorous.

I am pretty sure it isn’t satire. Check it out.

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Insurance companies are going to need an Obamacare bail-out

The GAO says Obama cannot bailout insurance companies without Congress. Do you think that will stop him?

The Department of Health and Human Services cannot legally bail out the insurance industry for excessive losses through President Obama’s health care law unless the U.S. Congress approves language allowing the administration to do so, according to a legal opinion released on Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

The ruling could end up provoking a showdown between the White House and Congressional Republicans over Obamacare that has the potential to affect health insurance premiums.

At issue is the “risk corridors” program, which aims to stabilize the insurance market on the new health insurance exchanges during the early years of Obamacare. Because the law requires insurers to offer coverage to those with pre-existing conditions and limits how much insurers can charge older and sicker patients, insurers who join the exchanges risk getting stuck with a disproportionate number of older and sicker beneficiaries, translating into losses that could discourage companies from participating.

Congress? Obama don’t need no stinkin’ Congress. He is Obama!

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Another federal judge rules against IRS’ Obamacare rule

The law says that Obamacare subsidies can only go to states that set up exchanges. The rule is explicit in this case. We have multiple recordings of the architects of the law explaining that the purpose of that rule was to encourage states to set up exchanges. Other judges have read the law and said it means what it says.

The IRS, however, ignored the rule and said subsidies can go to states that don’t set up exchanges.

Now yet another judge has ruled that the law means what the law explicitly says.

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that Obamacare subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are not running their own insurance exchanges, a second blow to the Obama administration on a issue that threatens a key element of the health law’s coverage expansion.

Judge Ronald A. White said that the administration’s decision to allow subsidies to go through either a state-run health insurance exchange or the federal exchange is an improper and invalid reading of the Affordable Care Act and must be struck.

White’s ruling marks the second judgment against the government on the subsidy question and comes as the Supreme Court could decide whether to weigh in.

“The court holds that the IRS rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law,” White wrote in his ruling. The IRS had allowed people to get subsidies in all states.

This likely won’t be resolved until 2016 if and when the Supreme Court hears the case. By that time, the court will not want to cripple Obamacare no matter what the law says.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner relaxes rules against bombing civilians…

You gotta do what you gotta do but, damn, the irony is just about overpowering.

The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

A White House statement to Yahoo News confirming the looser policy came in response to questions about reports that as many as a dozen civilians, including women and young children, were killed when a Tomahawk missile struck the village of Kafr Daryan in Syria’s Idlib province on the morning of Sept. 23.

The village has been described by Syrian rebel commanders as a reported stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front where U.S officials believed members of the so-called Khorasan group were plotting attacks against international aircraft.

But at a briefing for members and staffers of the House Foreign Affairs Committee late last week, Syrian rebel commanders described women and children being hauled from the rubble after an errant cruise missile destroyed a home for displaced civilians. Images of badly injured children also appeared on YouTube, helping to fuel anti-U.S. protests in a number of Syrian villages last week.

Does anybody else think that President Hypocrite owes Israel an apology for his administration’s shitty comments about Gaza?

Fascinating Fact: Obama has bombed and killed more civilians than any other Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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Come to the Food Safety Summit

Get food poisoning.

According to the report being released today by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the illnesses experienced at the 2014 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore were attributed to C. perfringens. Those sickened experienced symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, headaches, chills, vomiting and fever between April 8-12, 2014.

About two-thirds of those sickened experienced the symptoms after eating the chicken lunch that was served by the Baltimore Convention Center’s catering company called Centerplate, according to the final report of the investigation that used epidemiological, environmental and laboratory methods to reach its conclusions.

“The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene…” That name sends a chill down my spine. Calling Nurse Ratchet!

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Ebola Hits Dallas! Thank You Homeland Security!

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming…

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the Dallas patient the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held an afternoon press conference. CDC Director Thomas Frieden related the information that the individual who tested positive had traveled to Liberia. The person left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20 with no virus symptoms. Frieden said it was four or five days later that the patient, who is believed to be male, began developing symptoms and was ultimately admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, September 28.

“We received in our laboratory today specimens from the individual, tested them and they tested positive for Ebola. The State of Texas also operates a laboratory that found the same results,” Frieden said. After the confirmation statement Frieden went on to stress that the testing for Ebola is very accurate, saying that it’s a PCR test of blood.

Now that the virus is confirmed Frieden said the next steps are three-fold. “First, to care for the patient… to provide the most effective care possible, as safely as possible, to keep to an absolute minimum the likelihood or possibility that anyone would become infected. And second, to maximize the chances that the patient might recover.”

I feel so safe with children leading our country. Oh yeah, before I forget, the Secret Service let an armed man into the elevator with President Obama when he went to the CDC for an Ebola briefing. Yes, that “ebola”, which is now apparently in Dallas. Guess he should have paid attention during the briefing.

The incident, which took place three days before an intruder jumped a fence and sprinted inside the White House, involved a failure in Secret Service advance work to prevent an armed man from coming into close proximity with Obama while he was visiting the CDC to receive a briefing about the Ebola threat.

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County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela (D) Costs Taxpayers $12M; Doesn’t Care

Negligence, political vindictiveness, abuse of authority, violation of property rights, and violation of due process rights.

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Commissioner Karen Valenzuela (D), of Thurston County, WA was deposed in a $30M law suit against the county. Her and the other commissioners were found guilty on all counts.

They interfered with commerce, by using the specious application of the Critical Area Ordinance (CRA). The CRA allows the county to violate your property rights by invading your land, cordoning off sections, and dedicating them as pocket gopher habitat. Once this occurs, you no longer have open access to this portion of your property – except, that you are forced (as slaves are) to “hand remove” a noxious weed called “Scots Broom”. The guilty verdict and $12M award appears to be the largest land-use verdict ever won in Washington State history.

That’s right. Their plan was approved, and all activities deemed legal. This commission appears to have used the force of law to prevent a private property owner from using the land they bought, for the purpose which they bought it. When deposed on the matter, Ms Valenzuela said, in essence, that she didn’t care what the people wanted, what it cost the taxpayers, just that her agenda be achieved. This type of abuse is destroying commerce, across this great nation and the jury seems to agree.

Attorney Jed Powell of the Seattle law firm Cairncross & Hempelmann, which represented Maytown, alleged politically motivated commissioners attempted to apply new rules to the mine, which was in compliance with the rules in effect when the permit was issued.

The Maytown project had already proved to be a political hot coal for the Port of Tacoma, which bought the tract with the plan to build a railroad marshalingyard and a gravel mine there.

Local residents argued that the land was best suited to become a wildlife refuge, not an industrial tract.

When strong political opposition developed challenging the port’s plan at every turn, the port in 2010 put the 745-acre tract up for sale and sold most of it to Maytown Sand & Gravel.

The additional delay and uncertainty generated by the extra review cast doubt on Maytown’s long-term ability to mine the site and caused it to miss opportunities to land multiyear contracts to supply gravel to construction projects, its lawyers contended.

That lack of long-term contracts caused the gravel mining consortium to miss payments due to the Port of Tacoma for purchase of the site and ultimately led to Maytown’s return of the property to the port last year. Since the property’s return, the port has continued to mine gravel on the site but on a small-scale basis.

The gravel company’s lawyers said the jury verdict supported every claim: negligence, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with a business expectancy, tortious interference with a contract, and violation of Maytown’s constitutional right to substantive due process.

 

 

So, upon a little more digging, it seems that Thurston County Commissioners have a long history of using LARGE-PENISED GOPHERS to abuse the county’s citizens. The abusers from the county even sent 5 police officers to arrest the son of their target for trapping the well-endowed gopher. This is the type of abuse that costs jobs. When apparatchiks are allowed to violate rights, by mis-using regulatory diktats to suit their own agenda, commerce is stifled and rights are violated.

I imagine that this type of abuse is rampant, around the country. When you give petty people the force of law, they twist their authority to suit their own agenda.

First, as Commissioner Valenzuela knows, the Insurance Risk Pool covers only the first $10 million of the verdict. The additional $2 million comes out of the general budget – mostly public safety.

If you’d like to contact Ms. Valenzuela, I have conveniently added her contact info.

Commission Chair, District Three
Commissioner, Board of Health
Thurston County Washington
2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW
Building 1, Room 269
Olympia, WA 98502-6045
(360) 786-5440
Send an e-mail to Karen
Commissioner Staff: Danielle Westbrook
(360) 786-5414

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The tax man is knocking at the door…

Hey ‘Merica, if you are receiving a government extracted ‘gift’ from your fellow citizens in the form of an Obamacare insurance subsidy and haven’t proved your income is low enough to force your neighbors to pay your way, today is the deadline to pony up some proof. Failing that, you might just find yourself targeted by the IRS.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans face a Tuesday deadline to verify their income and are at risk of losing or having to pay back their federal health-insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

The need for people to pay back the government could become a headache during next year’s tax season, when Americans are expected to pay back any subsidies they weren’t eligible for.

The Obama administration has told more than 300,000 individuals who obtained coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov site that they may lose some or all of the subsidies if they don’t provide additional income information that jibes with Internal Revenue Service data. That information includes tax returns, wages and tax statements, pay stubs and letters from employers.

Hundreds of thousands of people who obtained health coverage through state exchanges also have documentation issues and could potentially be getting subsidies they aren’t eligible for.

Remember, make a few bucks extra during the year and you might just find yourself going from ‘subsidized’ to ‘subsidizer’. That’s the way it works in the new, improved, socialist United States. Working hard and earning more money must be punished.

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A future Revo Friday Night Movie?

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It’s a good thing he wasn’t a suicide bomber

That would have been an epic disaster.

The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.

An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds — often through the alarm boxes posted around the property — they must immediately lock the front door.

After barreling past the guard immediately inside the door, Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, dashed past the stairway leading a half-flight up to the first family’s living quarters. He then ran into the 80-foot-long East Room, an ornate space often used for receptions or presidential addresses.

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How would Obama know if intel was good?

He doesn’t attend most of his intelligence briefings. He just isn’t that interested.

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.

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Hey, Barry, Dubya called and he wants his narrative back!

Obama is claiming he relied on his intelligence agencies regarding the situation in Iraq and the information they provided him turned out to be faulty. He is now blaming his poor decisions regarding military operations in Iraq on faulty that intelligence.

You really have to smile at the irony, huh?

President Barack Obama said U.S. intelligence officials failed to appreciate the gains made by Islamic State extremists in Syria during the last few years of that country’s civil war.

“I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said in a taped interview that will air in full tonight on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program.

“Over the past couple of years, during the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swaths of the country that are completely ungoverned,” the president said, Islamic State was “able to reconstitute themselves and take advantage of that chaos.” Obama spoke in an excerpt aired today on the TV network’s “Face the Nation” program.

“This became ground zero for jihadists around the world,” Obama said of Syria, where Islamic State now controls territory in the east, centered on the city of Raqqa.

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Ted Cruz For President?

Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so.

According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field.

“At this point it’s 90/10 he’s in,” one Cruz adviser said. “And honestly, 90 is lowballing it.”

The senator’s choreography since arriving in Washington has long pointed to a presidential run. His office meticulously documents the details of his meetings and events to guard against opposition research. He has aggressively pursued visits to important primary states, including Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Late last month Cruz hired three prominent consultants with experience in national campaigns and extensive contacts in early nominating states. And he recently moved his chief of staff, Chip Roy, from his congressional office to the campaign operation, sending the clearest signal yet to allies inside and outside the Capitol that a bid for the White House is imminent.

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Workplace Violence: Another Oklahoma Beheading Threat

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Also a Muslim, but I’m sure his faith had nothing to do with it. Right, Melissa Harris-Perry?

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.

“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

Muriithi was identified as a native of Kenya who is living in Oklahoma City. He worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported.

The co-worker reported Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home Sept. 19, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman was not identified.

She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.

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The Revolution Continues In Fergudishu

Revolutionary.

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Have You Been Thinking Of Giving Money To Crossroads GPS?

With a record like that why do people even listen to Karl Rove? Yet it seems he is everywhere.

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Jihad deniers

Watch the deniers at MSNBC pretend what happened in Oklahoma last week wasn’t a case of Spontaneous Jihad Syndrome.

Laugh it up. I am sure your multicultural open mindedness will mean that the headchoppers take you last.

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Is there really an ISIS?

Consider this big part of Obama’s 2012 campaign…

Now recall how Obama told us ISIS was nothing to worry about; the JV team. Then consider the decade long existence of al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. Is it really reasonable to believe that the head choppers in Mosul are different individuals from the IED placers there six or eight years ago?

In the swirling confusion of radical Muslim organizations in the region, it is obvious that the tie that binds the groups is their Islamist beliefs. In other words, al Qaeda by any other name is the same enemy.

If Obama were president during World War II, we would not have been at war with Japan per se, we would have been at war with separate factions: Nippon in Philippines, the Bushido of the Solomon Islands, the Hokkaido Soldiers of Saipan, the Emperor’s Guard of Iwo Jima… all completely separate, unrelated enemies. But don’t worry, Yamamoto is dead and Imperial Army is on the run.

Andrew C. McCarthy makes a similar case and explains that Obama wants Americans to believe it is fighting tiny, separate factions rather than an overarching, Islamic supremacist movement.

The global terror network must be atomized into discrete, disconnected cells moved to violence by parochial political or territorial disputes, with no overarching unity or hegemonic ambition. That way, they can be limned as a manageable law-enforcement problem fit for the courts to address, not a national-security challenge requiring the armed forces.

The president has been telling us for years that he handled al-Qaeda by killing bin Laden. He has been telling us for weeks that the Islamic State — an al-Qaeda renegade that will soon reconcile with the mother ship for the greater good of unity in the anti-American jihad — is a regional nuisance that posed no threat to the United States. In recent days, however, reality intruded on this fiction. Suddenly, tens of thousands of terrorists, armed to the teeth, were demolishing American-trained armies, beheading American journalists, and threatening American targets.

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Five reasons you should vote from a vacuous, self-absorbed simpleton

If Cultural Marxism is really a thing, and all that is culturally good and healthy is being actively undermined in the pursuit of revolution, Lena Dunham must be Comrade #1. She is the crowning achievement of a countercultural movement that celebrates empty-headed, self-indulgent know-nothingism.

Kevin D. Williamson has written a column that must be read. I will get you started here.

If you would like to be filled with despair for the prospects of democracy, spend a few minutes attempting to decipher the psephological musings of Lena Dunham, the distinctly unappealing actress commissioned by Planned Parenthood to share with her presumably illiterate following “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should, Too).” That’s 21st-century U.S. politics in miniature: a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers.

It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or so abortions a year, is not entirely unrelated to the cultural debasement that is the only possible explanation for the career of Lena Dunham.

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Swiss Reject Single Payer Health Care

They are already dealing with a system much like Obamacare. They have rejected the next step – a step the rest of Western Europe has taken – single payer.

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan for a seismic shift from the country’s all-private health insurance system to a state-run scheme.

Referendum results showed that almost 62 percent of voters had shot down a reform pushed by left-leaning parties which say the current private system is busting the budgets of ordinary residents.

The results also underlined the national divisions over the hotly-contested issue as the country’s German-speaking regions voted against the plan, while their French-speaking counterparts were in favour.

Switzerland’s private insurance lobby hailed the vote.

“The Swiss population does not want a single national scheme,” said the Swiss Insurance Association.

If Obamacare would have been put to a referendum in this country rather than imposed upon us, it would be on the trash heap of history rather than the law of the land.

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Just don’t do it, do not text and drive!

This morning after church we did as we usually do. We went to a restaurant for lunch. On the way home, a car crossed the centerline as we approached each other on the highway. My wife screamed and I took the shoulder already calculating how to best take the ditch. Fortunately, the other car swerved back into the other lane and I didn’t have to ditch.

I could see the driver, a young woman, was texting. It was obvious. Everyday I see people swerving all over the road like they are drunk. Hell, I don’t think drunks swerve as much as texting drivers.

It has to stop. People are being killed. Just don’t do it. Don’t let others do it. Make a pledge to yourself right now that you will never text and drive no matter what. It has to stop.

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Meet Apollos Hester

Just watch it.

Meet Apollos Hester, a teenage football player from Texas and boy does he have a message for you.”

Thanks to Politichicks

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