HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIA TRUMP: THE FIRST LADY’S NET WORTH AS SHE TURNS 47

Donald Trump’s wife hasn’t revealed plans for her special day, but since her husband’s net worth is estimated at $3.5 billion, it’s probably safe to assume a pretty nice gift is headed her way.

 Last year, her birthday was a whirlwind. Trump donned a stunning floor length Mugler gown — worth an estimated $2,550 — and accompanied her husband to the Time 100 Gala in New York, where he was honored. The couple then rushed back to Trump Towers, where he made a victory speech after winning all five Northeastern states and declared himself the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Melania Trump Net Worth: $50 Million

Before she was Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Knauss Trump was a successful model. Discovered at the age of 16, the Slovenian-born beauty worked in Milan and Paris before moving to New York City in 1996. As a model, she worked with many famous photographers, including Mario Testino, Arthur Elgort and Peter Arnell. She has appeared on the covers of many major publications, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ and New York Magazine.

Following in her husband’s footsteps, Trump has since shifted her focus to entrepreneurial efforts. In 2010, she launched her ‘Melania Timepieces & Jewelry’ collection on QVC. She also had a caviar skincare line ‘Melania by Melania Trump,’ which never got off the ground due to backend business troubles reportedly beyond her control, according to Racked.

While Trump hasn’t been too focused on business lately, she’s still bringing in some money. In February, an Associated Press investigation found she was listed in New York Filings as the CEO of Melania Marks Accessories Member Corp, which is the holding company of Melania Marks Accessories LLC. Both companies are still active and brought in between $15,000 to $50,000 in royalties last year, according to the Trumps’ May 2016 financial disclosure filing. An additional company, Melania LLC, is also active, but it was reported as producing less than $200 and having a total value less than $1,000.

In September 2016, Trump filed a libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail after the newspaper published an article claiming she had previously worked as an escort. It was dismissed by a judge in February 2017, but she re-filed the $150 million lawsuit in New York, claiming the article ruined her “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person,” to launch multiple product lines, including apparel, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care and fragrance.

 

15 years in Prison for Dawud Abdulwali, $100 Million Restitution!

A man charged with setting a roaring blaze at the partially built Da Vinci apartment complex in Los Angeles that caused millions of dollars in damage, melted freeway signs and shrouded downtown in smoke was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, prosecutors said.

Dawud Abdulwali — who prosecutors allege set the fire in anger over fatal police shootings of African Americans in Ferguson, Mo., and other cities — pleaded no contest to one count of arson and admitted to using an accelerant to start the blaze, according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Abdulwali, who had also been charged with aggravated arson, could have faced life in prison, prosecutors said.

No one was injured in the fire, which destroyed the half-built structure and shattered windows at the nearby headquarters of the city’s Department of Water and Power. The blaze caused between $20 million and $30 million in damage to the Da Vinci complex and an additional $50 million in damage to the DWP building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The apartment complex’s owner also suffered approximately $100 million in lost potential revenue as a result of the fire, according to a probation report filed with the court.

Deputy Public Defender Lowynn Young said Abdulwali was offered the plea deal Thursday and – although he was hoping for less time – decided he was comfortable with the terms when he considered the risk of facing the maximum punishment after a trial.

“Anyone faced with a life sentence – when you’re presented with an opportunity not to risk it – I think that’s something worth considering,” Young said.

In earlier court hearings, several people who knew Abdulwali, 58, testified that the blaze was a response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Brown’s death touched off protests across the country and jump-started a national conversation about police use of force against minorities.

“Cops kill my people…. We should go do this, we should go burn some [expletive] down…. We should go break some windows,” Abdulwali once said, according to testimony delivered last year by his former roommate, Edwyn Gomez.

Abdulwali, who was living in South L.A. at the time of the fire, also bragged about burning the complex down at a Hollywood hotel party a few days later, according to witness testimony.

Prosecutors alleged that Abdulwali worked as “a bandit taxicab driver,” and surveillance video from the area showed a man hopping out of a cab near the complex on the night of the blaze.

The man then climbed a fence and disappeared into the structure. A few minutes later, there was a flash of light inside the apartment complex.

An arson investigator testified he found a Facebook profile associated with Abdulwali hosting pictures of the same cab shown in the video. The Facebook profile also contained posts rife with derogatory remarks about police officers and comments about high-profile police killings of African Americans.

“‘How many buildings have to be burned to the ground’ for the killings to stop?” read one post, LAFD arson investigator Robert McLoud testified.

In a report to the court, a probation officer said the crime suggested “planning, sophistication or professionalism,” caused millions of dollars in damage and had a lasting impact on the community.

Abdulwali had a lengthy criminal history spanning more than three decades, according to the report.

He spent much of the 1980s on probation following convictions for receiving stolen property and grand theft auto, as well as a drug offense. He tried to elude authorities by giving fake names to officers and changing a vehicle’s identification number, according to the report.

In 1993, he was sentenced to 100 days in jail and three years of probation for possessing a firearm as a felon and for importing wild animals without a permit. A year later, he was convicted of grand theft and sentenced to 16 months behind bars. Not long after his release, he was arrested again and convicted of felony vehicle theft. Again, he was sentenced to 16 months in state prison.

In September 2012, Los Angeles prosecutors filed charges of sexual assault against Abdulwali, accusing him of raping and imprisoning a woman, records show. But the charges were dropped about a month later.

At the time of the 2014 fire, he was on probation for a misdemeanor battery conviction, the report said. Abdulwali, who is originally from Boston and had previously worked as a club promoter, photographer and driver, told authorities he was unemployed at the time of his arrest in connection with the fire. He will now have to register as an arson offender.

Fire in downtown L.A.

One woman, who was sleeping under a 110 Freeway underpass that night, said she was awoken by the feeling of her bare feet baking. Residents in nearby apartment buildings and lofts were forced to evacuate, and the flames also forced the closure of some sections of adjacent freeways, paralyzing rush-hour traffic the following morning.

The fire led the city to file a $20-million lawsuit against the complex’s developer, Geoffrey H. Palmer, and his company, G.H. Palmer Associates, claiming their negligence allowed the blaze to spread to other buildings and damage city property. According to the suit, the complex did not have firewalls or an adequate water supply to battle a potential blaze. The suit also contends Palmer Associates did not hire adequate security to prevent break-ins like the one that allowed Abdulwali to set the fire.

The city’s claims board approved a settlement in that lawsuit on Monday, according to Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for the city attorney’s office. Wilcox declined to provide specifics of the settlement, which he said will be forwarded to the City Council for approval.

Calls and emails seeking comment from G.H. Palmer Associates were not immediately returned.

Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo, Drug Lords to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Cruz’s bill, if implemented as conceived, would provide the $14 billion subject to confiscation from El Chapo as well as money taken from drug lords arrested in future cases.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the billions of dollars confiscated from an infamous Mexican drug lord to finance the construction of a wall on the Mexican-American border.

“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Cruz said Tuesday in a statement unveiling the El Chapo Act, named after the drug kingpin who was extradited to the United States in January

Cruz’s bill, if implemented as conceived, would provide the $14 billion subject to confiscation from El Chapo as well as money taken from drug lords arrested in future cases. It’s a bankshot at border funding designed to fulfill the spirit of President Trump’s pledge to “make Mexico pay” for the wall that has gained currency among some Republicans.

“Having the money seized from Mexican drug cartels would mean that the bad Mexicans would end up paying for the wall, and the bad Mexicans have been terrorizing the good Mexicans with crime and kidnappings and murders within Mexico itself,” Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., told the Washington Examiner while discussing his plan to spend money seized in drug busts for the wall. “Saying that we’re going to have the Mexican drug cartels end up paying for the wall, that may very well be something that is powerful enough to get the institutional inertia in the Senate overcome.”

Sensenbrenner’s proposal relies on a process known as civil asset forfeiture, a process that allows law enforcement to seize assets from someone without judicial oversight. That practice has troubled some Republicans and Democrats, including Sensenbrenner, due to past abuses.

“With origins in medieval law, civil asset forfeiture is premised on the legal fiction that inanimate objects bear moral culpability when used for wrongdoing,” the Wisconsin Republican wrote in a 2015 op-ed. “The practice regained prominence as a weapon in the modern drug wars as law enforcement sought to disrupt criminal organizations by seizing the cash that sustains them. It has, however, proven a greater affront to civil rights than it has a weapon against crime.”

Cruz’s bill could enjoy all the political advantages of Sensenbrenner’s bill without the risk of splitting the coalition in favor of the border wall, because it relies on criminal asset forfeiture, which takes place in the context of a prosecution.

 

Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo, Drug Lords to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Cruz’s bill, if implemented as conceived, would provide the $14 billion subject to confiscation from El Chapo as well as money taken from drug lords arrested in future cases.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the billions of dollars confiscated from an infamous Mexican drug lord to finance the construction of a wall on the Mexican-American border.

“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Cruz said Tuesday in a statement unveiling the El Chapo Act, named after the drug kingpin who was extradited to the United States in January

Cruz’s bill, if implemented as conceived, would provide the $14 billion subject to confiscation from El Chapo as well as money taken from drug lords arrested in future cases. It’s a bankshot at border funding designed to fulfill the spirit of President Trump’s pledge to “make Mexico pay” for the wall that has gained currency among some Republicans.

“Having the money seized from Mexican drug cartels would mean that the bad Mexicans would end up paying for the wall, and the bad Mexicans have been terrorizing the good Mexicans with crime and kidnappings and murders within Mexico itself,” Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., told the Washington Examiner while discussing his plan to spend money seized in drug busts for the wall. “Saying that we’re going to have the Mexican drug cartels end up paying for the wall, that may very well be something that is powerful enough to get the institutional inertia in the Senate overcome.”

Sensenbrenner’s proposal relies on a process known as civil asset forfeiture, a process that allows law enforcement to seize assets from someone without judicial oversight. That practice has troubled some Republicans and Democrats, including Sensenbrenner, due to past abuses.

“With origins in medieval law, civil asset forfeiture is premised on the legal fiction that inanimate objects bear moral culpability when used for wrongdoing,” the Wisconsin Republican wrote in a 2015 op-ed. “The practice regained prominence as a weapon in the modern drug wars as law enforcement sought to disrupt criminal organizations by seizing the cash that sustains them. It has, however, proven a greater affront to civil rights than it has a weapon against crime.”

Cruz’s bill could enjoy all the political advantages of Sensenbrenner’s bill without the risk of splitting the coalition in favor of the border wall, because it relies on criminal asset forfeiture, which takes place in the context of a prosecution.

Wild Boars Kill Three ISIS Members In Raid


A herd of wild boars assaulted an Islamic State position Sunday, killing at least three of the terrorists and injuring another five.

The ferocious beasts attacked the ISIS fighters as they were preparing an ambush in a reed field approximately 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq, a local sheikh told The Times of London. The ISIS fighters were preparing a surprise attack on a group of local tribesmen who had formed an anti-ISIS militia in the nearby Hamrin mountains.

Unfortunately for the boars, ISIS later “took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland,” a source told Alsumaria news.

Wild boars, called a sounder when in an group, are known for their ferocity, particularly in herds.

“Experienced hunters say that wild boar can be even more dangerous to hunt than a bear,” according to an article by Hunter Course, a hunting safety website. “Equipped with thick, razor-sharp tusks, and a razor-sharp mind, a wild board can weigh a staggering 660 lbs. and exhibit extremely aggressive and unpredictable behavior.”

Hunter Course warned that a wounded boar will sometimes bait a hunter into the bush where its herd will lie in wait. The boars will then encircle an unsuspecting person, and attack from the rear.

Trey Gowdy Absolutely Mops The Floor with Obama – Standing Ovation on House Floor

You see, the problem is that, although we are removed from the days of President Obama acting like a king with executive overreach, many people believe that, once elected, the President of the United States has the ability to do whatever he/she chooses whenever they feel like it.  But this is absolutely not the case, and Gowdy sets the record straight in this video.

In this speech, he proves why we as a nation must eliminate that belief, and why we must be constitutionally literate and bound by the rule of law..always!  We the People cease to be represented in government when we move away from it.

BREAKING: Protesters Storm Heritage Foundation

April 25, 2017

The Daily Caller posted a Facebook live video from the Heritage Foundation where Leftist protesters took over the main lobby and began chanting and shouting in protest of the President and GOP Congress’s proposed budget.

The budget proposal includes large cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, among other cuts to agencies dealing with the environment and disaster programs, a proposal which has Leftists in a fit.

Chants included shouts of “Water not walls,” and “The people will never be divided.”

The protesters occupied the building for approximately 10-15 minutes, until security was finally able to contain the situation and escort the protesters out of the building. There must have been well over a hundred or so in the lobby area, if not more. It was jam-packed.

As the protesters were taken out from the lobby, they all chanted in unison “We’ll be back.”

 

Shouts and cheers could be heard from outside the building as well, where the protest continues as of 11:30 am ET. Bongo drums can also be heard as part of the protest.

Several different chants have all been made in unison, and new ones are continually coming up as they continue to chant outside the building. One of the speakers using a megaphone said that they do not appreciate strangers telling them what they need in their communities (regarding clean water, climate change issues, etc.)

(Sarcasm on) However, there is no word over whether or not they will resist the strangers at the EPA from telling them what regulations they have to comply with (sarcasm off).

One of the protest leaders spoke about her experience in Flint, Michigan and the water crisis that has been happening over the past three years. Noticeably absent was any mention of the President’s recent grant to Flint to help deal with the water crisis (convenient…).

Also conveniently left out of the conversation was the fact that Flint is a Democrat stronghold and has been so for decades. The water crisis was brought on by Leftist government incompetence.

If they want an honest protest, it might be a good idea to recognize who created the problem in the first place: government. But what are the demanding? That’s right, more government.

A Leftist organization known as “People’s Action” took to Twitter to spread the word:

A Texas Rancher Just Found Proof That ISIS Is Here | Every American Needs To See This!

When a Texas rancher found something unsettling on his property, he thought it might be a good idea to check his security camera footage to see what could have brought this strange item to his back yard.

What you will be able to tell from Chris Burgard, is that he isn’t just a regular old cattle rancher, but he’s a rancher that own property right at the tip of Texas. What he finds is very unsettling, but his response left me in applause.

You gotta see this:

Yep, that’s right… an URDU dictionary. If you aren’t familiar with Urdu, this should help you out:

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We thought that was interesting. Since it was from the Texas border, we just had to ask the question, how many muslims are there exactly in Mexico? Surely there can’t be that many…

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We are about as shocked as you might be right now. As much as this subject isn’t a laughing matter at all, we couldn’t help but chuckle when the Texas rancher said “You don’t mess with Texas”.

Anyone who thinks that they can can cross our borders and commit evil has another thing coming. We’ll be waiting for you. You’re going to regret crossing that border.

Playboy Came Calling And Ronda Rousey’s Response Was Legendary!

It’s no secret that we live in a society that’s obsessed with fame, fortune, and their public image. Thousands of celebrities have shed some layers in order to make a few extra bucks — but one celebrity’s shocking announcement has left us cheering.

Ronda Rousey is a famous mixed martial artist and one of UFC’s biggest stars. Now, she’s sending a powerful message by turning down a spot with Playboy.

The 26-year old fighter declared that you’ll never find her on any revealing Playboy magazine — because she won’t take off her clothes — no matter the price.

Rousey told New York Daily News:

“No one should be able to see my cash and prizes for $5, okay, I don’t care how much money they gave me.”

Rousey is the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as the former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Additionally, Rousey was the first American to earn an Olympic medal in Judo during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Bejing.

Needless to say, this is one girl you don’t want to mess with.

We just love the positive message she’s choosing to stand for. Unlike other fighters, Rousey has only accepted tasteful magazine shoots, such as last year’s ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue.

The world-renown fighter expressed her reasons for accepting a spread in ESPN’s magazine:

“I felt like it was a good way to promote myself and women’s MMA. It wasn’t like Playboy.”

We love how Rousey isn’t afraid of “unpopularity” when it comes to upholding her God-given dignity. But this isn’t the first time Rousey has swam against stream. The fighter recently shared her perspective about transgender fighters — and it didn’t exactly leave liberals smiling.

Ronda Rousey

We love this girl! Women were never created to be simply sold and used for profit. No amount of money is worth giving away your dignity. We could use more classy women like Ronda Rousey!

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Trump Discovers Obama Was Spending $300 Million on Fake Afghan Soldiers, Gives Pentagon New Orders

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars were being foolishly wasted paying for the salaries of non-existent “ghost” soldiers and policemen in Afghanistan under the Obama administration, but no more.

According to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, who recently sat down for an interview with Sharyl Attkinson of Full Measure, the ongoing problem may have been worse than anyone realized, but was being addressed by President Donald Trump’s Pentagon.

“We’ve been raising this concern about ghosts going back a number of years,” stated Sopko. “Actually I want to say we heard about it from (Afghan President) Ashraf Ghani years ago, before he became president, he warned me about ‘ghosts,’ so we started looking three years ago.”

“What we’re talking about are policemen, Afghan policemen, Afghan military, Afghan civil servants who don’t exist or they have multiple identity cards and we’re paying their salaries,” he explained. “By ‘we’ I mean the United States and the international community. And we started finding out that we had no capacity to measure the number of soldiers, teachers, doctors, military people who we are paying their salaries.”

Fox News reported in October that the fraud could have amounted to more than $300 million annually.

Asked if this indicated fraud had been taking place, Sopko replied: “Major fraud. And what’s happening is the commanders or generals or other higher officials are actually pocketing the salaries of the ghosts.”

“And I remember President Ghani again, at that time he wasn’t president, saying, ‘John, you the United States government are paying the salary of an Afghan who’s a teacher, he’s a civil servant, he’s a doctor, he is a policeman, and he’s a soldier. And it’s the same Afghan. And he doesn’t exist,’” Sopko explained.

“It’s not just the salaries,” he added. “But we’re funding schools based upon the number of students, so if you invent or inflate the number of students, you’re going to be paying more money. On the soldiers and the police, we’re paying for extra boots, for food, for everything else, logistics for numbers that don’t exist.”

Sopko had alerted the Pentagon on numerous occasions to what he had discovered in 2016, but little was done to address the issue by the administration of President Barack Obama, though Fox News reported that the Pentagon had stated at the time that they would soon implement certain measures to try and combat the rampant fraud bilking U.S. taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Guided by the new no-nonsense leadership of the Defense Department under Trump, it would appear that those measures, among many others, were being implemented in Afghanistan with measurable results.

According to the Independent Journal Review, Attkinsson noted that the Pentagon had implemented a biometric system that checked such things as fingerprints, photographs and even blood type in an effort to obtain “proof of life” of Afghan service members in order to weed out the non-existent “ghosts” that have cost taxpayers so much.

In fact, the Pentagon claimed that it had already enrolled in the program “up to 95 percent of the Afghan police and 70-80 percent of soldiers” in the Afghan National Army.

While it is highly doubtful that any of the taxpayer dollars lost through this fraud will ever be recovered, at least steps have been taken to ensure more dollars aren’t similarly wasted in the seemingly never-ending bid to reconstruct Afghanistan.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word about the non-existent “ghost” soldiers in Afghanistan that have been bleeding American taxpayers dry for years.

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