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Booty Call Anal cancer mayor accused of sexual harassment as #MeToo reckoning comes to West Hollywood

For years, Mayor John Duran has been a public avatar for West Hollywood’s cheekily anal sex culture.

From the City Council dais, he announced a public forum on anal cancer named Booty Call to Action.

He was also accused by another councilman of looking for sex on the dating app Grindr during public meetings.

After the city’s tax payers paid $500,000 in 2016 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Duran’s former council deputy — whom Duran hired after meeting on Grindr and having anal sex with him…

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FEDS THWART DC TERROR THREAT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who had detailed plans to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said.

Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Taheb had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

A local law enforcement agency contacted the FBI in March after getting a tip from someone who said Taheb had become radicalized, changed his name and planned to travel abroad, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit filed in court.

The affidavit says Taheb told a confidential FBI source in October that he planned to travel abroad for “hijra,” which the agent wrote refers to traveling to territory controlled by the Islamic State. Because he didn’t have a passport, he couldn’t travel abroad and told the FBI source that he wanted to carry out an attack in the U.S. against the White House and the Statue of Liberty.

He met with the undercover agent and the FBI source multiple times last month and was also in frequent contact using an encrypted messaging application, the affidavit says.

During one meeting with the agent and the source, Taheb “advised that if they were to go to another country, they would be one of many, but if they stayed in the United States, they could do more damage,” the affidavit says. Taheb “explained that jihad was an obligation, that he wanted to do as much damage as possible, and that he expected to be a ‘martyr,’ meaning he expected to die during the attack.”

At another meeting, he showed the undercover agent a hand-drawn diagram of the ground floor of the West Wing of the White House and detailed a plan for attack, the affidavit says. He asked the undercover agent to obtain the weapons and explosives needed to carry out the attack, and they discussed selling or exchanging their cars to pay for them.

Taheb told the undercover agent they needed a “base” where they could regroup and where he could record a video to motivate people: “He stated he would be the narrator, clips of oppressed Muslims would be shown, and American and Israeli flags would be burned in the background.”

Last week, Taheb told the undercover agent he wanted to pick up weapons this week and drive directly to Washington to carry out the attack, investigators said.

Taheb said they would approach the White House from the back road, causing a distraction for police and then would proceed into the White House, using an anti-tank weapon to blow open a door and then take down as many people and do as much damage as possible, the affidavit says.

Taheb told the undercover agent he had never shot a gun but could learn easily and also said he had watched some videos of how grenades explode, authorities said.

Taheb met with the FBI source and undercover agent on Wednesday in a parking lot in Buford to exchange their cars for semi-automatic assault rifles, three explosive devices with remote detonators and an anti-tank rocket, the affidavit says.

A second FBI source met them and inspected the vehicles, and a second FBI undercover agent arrived in a tractor trailer with weapons and explosives that had been rendered inert by the FBI. The undercover agent and Taheb talked about the guns, how to arm and detonate the explosives and how to use the anti-tank rocket, the affidavit says.

Taheb and the undercover agent and FBI source whom he believed to be part of his group turned over their car keys to the second confidential source and then loaded the inert explosives and guns into a rental vehicle, the affidavit says. Then, after they got into the car and closed the doors, agents arrested Taheb.

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Tags: Washington, D.C., Georgia

25th anniversary of Black Friday

Markets are down almost as if due to the memories of that incident.

Dow Tumbles 200, All 30 Components Lower

CNBC.com | October 19, 2012 | 03:22 PM EDT
Stocks added to their sharp sell-off Friday, on track to log their worst one-day drop in almost four months, pressured by some disappointing quarterly results that highlighted the global economic slowdown.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 200 points, wiping out all of its gains for the week. All 30 Dow components traded lower, led by McDonald’s [ MCD 88.77 -4.09 (-4.40%) ] and GE [ GE 22.03 -0.78 (-3.42%) ]. The last time the Dow fell more than 200 points was in June.

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also slumped to session lows. The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, spiked more than 15 percent to trade above 17.

All key S&P sectors were firmly in negative territory, led by materials and techs.

Friday also marks the 25th anniversary of Black Monday, when the U.S. stock market went into a free fall and the Dow lost 22.6 percent in a single trading session.

http://mobile.cnbc.com/breaking_news/49476313

SOME FAMOUS QUOTES

Great Orators of the Democrat Party

” One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The buck stops here.” – Harry S. Truman

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

And, from today’s genius Democrats…

“It depends what your definition of ‘Sex’ is?” – Bill Clinton

“That Obama … I would like to cut his nuts off.” – Jesse Jackson

“Those rumors are false … I believe in the sanctity of marriage.” – John Edwards

“I invented the Internet.” – Al Gore

“The next Person that tells me I’m not religious, I’m going to shove my rosary beads up their ass.” – Joe Biden

“America is – is no longer, uh, what it – it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was – uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don’t want that future, uh, for my children.” – Barack Obama

“I have campaigned in all 57 states.” – Barack Obama (Quoted 2008)

“You don’t need God anymore, you have us Democrats.” – Nancy Pelosi (Quoted 2006)

“Paying taxes is voluntary.” – Sen. Harry Reid

“Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he.” – Hillary Clinton (Quoted 1998)

And the most recent gem of wisdom from the “Mother Moron”:

“We just have to pass the Healthcare Bill to see what’s in it.” – Nancy Pelosi (Quoted March, 2010)

HOW LUCKY CAN WE BE – TO HAVE SUCH BRILLIANT MINDS IN CHARGE OF OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY?

”Life’s tough … it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

Go green – recycle Congress in 2012!

ABSOLUTELY!!!!