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Need Your Own Private Air Force in a Hurry? There’s One For Sale

Twenty old warplanes for a new low price by TOM DEMERLY Ever wanted to command your own private air force? Here’s your chance — and the price seems reasonable. Raptor Aviation in Port St. Lucie, Florida has listed for sale 20 jet trainers. An entire squadron, spare parts and sundries included! The aircraft are IAI Tzukits, Israeli versions of France’s Fouga CM.170 Magister. The price? Only $200,000 for the lot. There’s a catch. The detailed listings on Raptor’s website and Facebook page reveal that the aircraft have racked up a lot of flight hours. “They’ll need about $20,000 to $25,000 in repairs before they can fly again,” said a Raptor employee who gave his name only as Albert. “They need some restoration.” The Tzukit is a twin-engine, tandem two-seater with a mostly straight wing and u...

GRAPHIC: Five Shot in Mexican Border State High School

Breitbart Texas / Tony Aranda by Ildefonso Ortiz18 Jan 2017Monterrey, MX0 18 Jan, 201718 Jan, 2017 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER UPDATE: Mexican authorities have confirmed to Breitbart Texas that a total of five individuals were shot with four of those listed in critical condition. Original report SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER MONTERREY, Nuevo León — Mexican authorities continue to investigate a lone gunman attack at a local high school in this city. A teacher, student, and the suspected gunman who is also listed as a student all remain in critical condition. Authorities responded to a call of a shootout at the Northeastern American College, a private high school, on Wednesday morning, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Nuevo León state law enforcement officials revealed. Initially, auth...

Iranians size up Trump with cautious curiosity

A short drive from Tehran’s imposing “Down with the U.S.A.” mural and a dash from the towering depiction of Barack Obama as a villain, a small bookstore is doing a brisk business selling books by Donald Trump. On the display window outside, a white sheet of paper declares the “Trump books have arrived.” Inside, a modest stand is half full of copies of Why We Want You to be Rich, which has a young-looking Trump on the cover. Outside a bookstore in Tehran, a sheet of paper announces the ‘Trump books have arrived.’ (Nahlah Ayed/CBC) No single mural or isolated scene from a bookstore can sum up the complex range of sentiments people here have about their country’s longtime nemesis, the United States. It’s equally difficult to pin down a com...

REPORT: Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Trump Was Close Family Friend Of Bill And Hillary Clinton

The man arrested by Miami Beach police Tuesday for allegedly threatening President-elect Donald Trump online is a member of a prominent northeast family close to Bill and Hillary Clinton. He once gave $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee, DailyMail.com has learned. Dominic Puopolo, 51, is being held without bail in Miami on charges of threatening harm against a public servant Suspect Dominic Puopolo Jr., 51, sat near Hillary Clinton when she delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Puopolo’s mother, Sonia, who died in one of the jets that flew into the World Trade Center on 9-11. During that eulogy on Oct. 6, 2001 in Boston, the former presidential candidate referred to ‘Dom Jr.’s latest computer wizardry.’ The ‘wizard’ is now being held in a Miami-Dade County jail after using Twitte...

Deaths Mounting After 'Accidental Bombing' of Refugee Camp

The death toll continues to rise from Tuesday’s airstrike on a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria, which the country has called a “regrettable operational mistake.” The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said today at least six of its volunteers were among those killed and 13 others were wounded, though the global humanitarian network said both figures may rise in the coming hours and days. In addition to its aid staff, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said an estimated 70 others were killed and over 100 were injured. The Red Cross volunteers were in the remote town of Rann in Nigeria’s Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, as part of a humanitarian operation bringing food to more than 25,000 displaced people when the airstri...

Obama: America needs to reckon with its history of restricting the votes of black people

By Kyle Feldscher (@kyle_feldscher) • 1/18/17 3:24 PM Kyle Feldscher Breaking News Reporter The Washington Examiner http://epeak.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Metro-Drop-lawsuit-because-we-don039t-have-a-responsibility-to-rescue-passengers.jpg President Obama called for the country to reckon with the history behind the restriction of voting rights, drawing a line between new laws that restrict the franchise to Jim Crow laws and slavery. Obama said the United States is the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote. It’s something the country must reckon with now, he said. “That dates back. There’s an ugly history to that, that we should not be shy about talking about,” he said. “The reason that we are the only country among ...

Monetary Policy: Donald Trump and Janet Yellen Look to Be on a Collision Course

It is Ms. Yellen’s clearest indication to date that the era of extraordinary efforts by the central bank to get the economy back in shape is nearing its end. The Fed has raised short-term interest rates in each of the last two Decembers, and it is looking likely that there will be more than one rate increase this year. She said in her speech that she and her colleagues were expecting to increase the federal funds rate “a few times a year.” Continue reading the main story As central bankers are wont to do, Ms. Yellen emphasized that those plans were contingent on the economy’s behaving as the Fed expected. If inflation starts to slip again, or improvements in the job market recede, the Fed will presumably hold off. But she spoke clearly of the risks of moving too slowly toward the so-called...

Sweden Blocks Request for Data on Link Between Crime and Immigration

DRAGO PRVULOVIC/AFP/Getty Images by Virginia Hale18 Jan 20170 18 Jan, 201718 Jan, 2017 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER A request for data detailing the relationship between crime and immigration in Sweden has been blocked by the government. The Sweden Democrats (SD) called for an investigation into the subject after a recent study showed that Swedish women feel increasingly insecure, and are hesitant to leave the house, fearing sexual harassment. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Figures on the proportion of crimes that are carried out by people born abroad have not been available since 2005, but with the arrival of a huge number of migrants in recent years, the populist party hoped a report could shed some light on whether women’s growing insecurity is connected to the influx. Justice minister Morgan...

Estonians join paramilitary forces to face Russia fears

A machine guns rattles as pale and exhausted teams of Estonian weekend warriors struggle to climb a final obstacle: the wall of Narva Castle facing their country’s powerful neighbour Russia. The bullets fired on the snowy banks of the Narva river separating Estonia from Russia are blanks, but the steely determination of volunteers participating in Utria Assault, the NATO member’s biggest annual military competition, is palpable. var qs=[]; for(var key in params) qs.push(key+’=’+encodeURIComponent(params[key])); var s = d.createElement(‘script’);s.type=’text/javascript’;s.async=true; var p = ‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https’ : ‘http’; s.src = p + “://api.content-ad.net/Scripts/widget2.aspx?” +...

Harambe’s Grandmother Dies at Miami Zoo

7 hours ago Zoo Miami has announced the death its nearly 50-year-old matriarch gorilla, Josephine. Zoo officials said the gorilla had been suffering terminal health issues, and was “humanely euthanized” Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the ailing gorilla could hardly move Wednesday morning as a result of her condition. Josephine’s death comes less than a month after the zoo lost Binta, the first chimpanzee born at the zoo, to a blood clot. Jospehine gave birth to Moja, the first gorilla born at Zoo Miami. Moja was eventually moved to Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas and fathered several offspring, most notably Harambe. Click here to read more from NBC 6 News. Related Source by [author_name]

Attack in northern Mali kills 50, more than 100 injured, military says

A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing 50 people and wounding more than 100 people including dozens of soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region, the military says. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion quickly fell on the Islamic extremist groups operating in the area that oppose the 2015 peace agreement that brought the parties together. The attack marks a significant setback for efforts to achieve peace in the long-tumultuous region. The morning blast hit the Joint Operational Mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who had signed the peace agreement with the government. Dismembered bodies could still be seen two hours after t...

Schumer: Mattis, Pompeo, Kelly could be confirmed Friday

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called President-elect Trump’s nominees for key administration posts a “swamp Cabinet” but didn’t rule out that Democrats could allow a handful of national security nominees to be confirmed on Inauguration Day. Schumer on Wednesday complained about Senate Republicans efforts to rush through many nominees without thorough vetting, but he said his top concerns did not extend to the nominations of Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., to be CIA director, Gen. James Mattis to be defense secretary or Gen. John Kelly to become homeland security secretary. “Those three nominees were not on the list of the nine that we had the most trouble with and wanted the most extensive hearings,” he told reporters. “We are discussing ...

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