Leave it to certain individuals to take advantage of the storm that recently slammed Florida, Hurricane Irma. Irma caused major flooding, power outages and uprooted trees. This violent hurricane was one of the strongest in the Atlantic to hit Florida in over a decade.
But while many were seeking protection and bunkering down, it seems some idiots were actually out in the storm taking advantage of the disaster. They were out looting stores – specifically Simon’s Sportswear and others for shoes. I guess they felt why pay for new sneakers, when you can just lift them for free. Forget ‘blue light specials’ at Walmart…this was a Hurricane Irma special.
H/T Right Wing News:
There is nobody as junk-punch-worthy as a person who uses a natural disaster to steal from others. Seriously, looters should be strung up from telephone poles by their toenails for exploiting tragedy. There is no excuse for it.
Of course, Miami police decided to take the more socially-acceptable approach of just locking them up in conventional prison cells, and refusing to release hundreds of spiders into said cells.
They posted a picture of several looters in lock up, faces blurred for safety, and warned others who might be thinking about engaging in the criminal activities against the idea.
“Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that tuned [sic] out” they wrote on their Facebook page.
Fort Lauderdale Police Department updated their Twitter account with a message stating that “9 individuals were arrested” after attempting to loot businesses that were abandoned prior to Hurricane Irma.
Similiar situations were reported in other cities in Florida as well during Hurricane Irma, this one in Orlando.
Orlando Police Officers managed to peacefully resolve an instance of burglary involving two suspects, and arrested the men who will be charged with the crime.
Burglary call at sporting goods store has been peacefully resolved. Two suspects in custody. No officers hurt: pic.twitter.com/nJppsK7MYq
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) September 11, 2017
A 3PM curfew was instated on Saturday, and as many as 25 people were arrested after breaking said curfew, which can result in a fine up up to $500 and 60 days behind bars.
These idiots should know by now, that looting during natural disasters almost always constitutes a higher fine and longer jail time, as there are very few states, counties and cities that are willing to put up with idiots. Idiots that not only destroy property and take what doesn’t belong to them, but that use a disaster at the expense of others.
I’m glad to see police departments holding these idiots accountable. Thousands of residents have lost enough already as a result of Hurricane Irma, the last thing they need is to have their lives made more difficult by criminals who think it’s appropriate to loot.
I think these idiots should be put on some kind of cleanup patrol. Maybe they should serve some time giving back to the community. Take their stupid lazy butts outside and have them clean up some of the debris from Hurricane Irma. That should show them what a little hard work is all about….in reality, sadly not though.
These morons need to be taught a lesson. Not all things in life are FREE…especially during a hurricane.
Want to bet how many of these lowlifes have jobs or have even applied for one? Talk about scumbags.
Trump’s New “Beast” Ready to Be Released With Amazing Upgrades!
For Donald Trump, being president comes with a few perks especially when it comes to your very own personal transportation everywhere and anywhere you want to go.
First, there’s the President’s airplane, Air Force One, which has served 5 presidents and will continue to serve others through 2024, when a new edition is expected to come out. The Air Force One maintains two identical Boeing 747-200B, SAM28000 and SAM29000, which carry up to 76 passengers and a crew of 26. The interior is over 4,000 sq. ft. which includes everything from a press room, state room, VIP guest seats, conference rooms, a kitchen, the presidential private suite, and the president’s office.
Then there’s the President’s car called ‘Cadillac One‘ or ‘Limousine One’. There are actually 12 cars in service. In the past, this was a large, shiny black Cadillac, but after President Bush things changed. ‘Cadillac One’ became more of a truck built by General Motors in Detroit that just looks like a limo. It comes with an armor-plated fuel tank, weapons and oxygen supply, encrypted satellite phone with video-conferencing capability, military-grade armor, and Kelvar-reinforced run flats, among other features.
Car and Driver magazine released images of the president’s new limo, also known as “The Beast,” and they look pretty awesome.
The most obvious change in the presidential limo is the camouflage paint job on the thick armor-like body.
Car and Driver reported that a new model of “The Beast” — or “Stagecoach” to the Secret Service — was seen being tested on public roads in southeast Milford, Michigan, indicating that the car may be nearing its White House debut.
Take a look at the difference between the two limos:
The specifications on the limo sound like something from a science fiction movie. The car will have run-flat tires and night-vision gear. It will even have the capability to fire gas canisters out the front bumper, according to Autoblog.
‘The Beast’ is rumored to seat up to seven passengers, and is, of course, bulletproof, bombproof and prepared for the absolute worst-case scenarios.
The presidential limo will keep its 5″-thick windows, 8″-thick armored doors and satellite phone with a direct line to the vice president and the Pentagon and is about 18 feet long.
The next-generation presidential limo or ‘The Beast’ is nearly complete, and could be seen as early as October, Fox News reported.
‘The Beast’….just in time for Halloween!
Illinois Is About To Become The First Failed State!
Illinois is known as the ‘Land of Lincoln,’ but soon it could have one more status. It could soon be known as the ‘First Failed State’ in the United States. Illinois can not continue down the same path of spending and debt that it is on. It’s over $15 billion BEHIND on its state bills….and counting.
Even with a Republican governor, Illinois can not stop the bleeding of debt or of people leaving the state for greener pastures elsewhere. How long will it take for House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Democrats to realize that increasing taxes is NOT the answer. It’s time for REAL change…or sooner rather than later, that’s all the citizens of Illinois will be left with….change.
H/T Zero Hedge:
Over 3,000 millionaires have fled Chicago in recent months.
This is the largest outflow of wealthy people from any US city right now. It’s also one of the largest outflows of wealthy people in the world.
But it’s not just millionaires… Every five minutes someone leaves Illinois.
In a recent poll, 47% of people in Illinois said they want to leave the state. Over the last decade, more than half a million people have done just that.
This is the largest outflow of people from any state in the country.
The people who leave are generally better educated, more skilled, and earn more money than those who stay. Entire towns of affluent Illinois refugees have sprouted up in Florida, Arizona, and other states.
Illinois is bleeding productive people.
This is a major warning sign.
Wealthy people are often the first to leave a bad situation. They have the means to simply get up and go. And when they do, they take their money and their businesses with them.
This hurts the local property market and the rest of the local economy.
Many of Illinois’ millionaires own businesses that employ large numbers of people. As they leave, there are fewer people and businesses left to shoulder the state’s enormous and growing financial burdens.
Many of these people are leaving for one simple reason: rising taxes.
Illinois’ leftist tax-and-spend politicians are continuing to increase all sorts of taxes, which were already high in the first place.
The state just passed a 32% income tax hike.
Rising taxes are pushing more and more productive people to make the chicken run… and at the worst possible moment for the state’s coffers.
Illinois is the most financially distressed state in the US. Every month, it spends $600 million more than it takes in. It’s now $15 billion behind on its bills and counting.
Illinois is about to become America’s first failed state.
Even its governor has described it as a “banana republic.”
Today, Illinois can’t pay contractors to fix the roads. It doesn’t have enough cash to pay lottery winners. (What happened to the money it collected selling lottery tickets?)
The state can’t even afford food for its prisoners.
Here are the sad facts. Illinois has:
- Nearly $15 billion in overdue bills (including $800 million in interest).
- A $7 billion budget deficit.
- And an eye-watering $250 billion bottomless pit of unfunded pension obligations.
For perspective, $250 billion is more than the combined market value of Allstate, Boeing, United Continental, and Caterpillar, four large Illinois companies.
This $250 billion tab is one of the worst public pension crises in the US.
It’s also Illinois’ biggest financial problem.
Illinois’ latest income tax hike will bring in an additional $5 billion in revenue. But that won’t do much for its $250 billion pension shortfall.
No tax hike will ever be enough to put Illinois’ fiscal house in order. But higher taxes will push more productive people out of the state. This will only exacerbate the problem.
Illinois already has the worst credit rating of any US state. It’s just a matter of time before it becomes the first state in US history to receive a “junk” credit rating, which signals a higher risk of default.
In the months ahead, it’s a mathematical certainty that Illinois will default on some of its obligations. That’s bad news for pensioners, state contractors, and pretty much everyone living in the state.
According to a former budget adviser to the governor, soon more than 25 cents of every tax dollar collected will go to retired state employees.
Politicians in Illinois—like a number of other distressed states—have amended their state constitutions to prohibit reducing these pension payments. That means taxpayers are on the hook.
No wonder wealthy people are fleeing this sinking ship.
The problem is Illinois’ leftist politicians don’t understand that taxpayers aren’t their personal milk cows.
The state is not a captive market. Taxpayers can vote with their feet. And they already have… in record numbers. Higher taxes will only accelerate this trend and further bankrupt the state.
Oh, and speaking of taxes….as if taxes weren’t high enough in Cook County, they just passed the soda tax. Cook County’s penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax, went into effect on August 2nd. That’s right! More taxes on top of the already exorbitant taxes!
Now any nonalcoholic beverage that’s either sugar- or artificially sweetened will be taxed, which means fountain drinks as well as bottled and canned beverages. The tax applies to soda and diet soda, ready-to-drink sweetened coffees and teas, sports and energy drinks, and juice products that aren’t 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice, among other beverages.
I guess Illinois just wanted to sweeten the deal before they became the ‘First Failed State’ in America.
Not to mention….most citizens are outraged at Governor Rauner’s decision to make Illinois, a Sanctuary State. SB 31 – making Illinois a sanctuary state in the country, joining Oregon, California, and Connecticut.
Well, at least Illinois will not only have sweeter taxes, it will also be more concerned about protecting criminal illegals than Americans.
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