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For the 18-24 year olds who didn’t see a difference between Hillary and Agent Orange, have fun fighting in North Korea after you get drafted or in a for-profit prison after you’re arrested for escaping the draft. You’ll be in my prayers. Instead of free college, you get a new war that you falsely claimed would’ve happened had Hillary been elected. Well, she didn’t get elected and the country is most likely going to war with another country less than two months after Agent Orange took over and according to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson, your lives are expendable.

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Ending today’s #mypubliclandsroadtrip in BLM Arizona with a the history and habitat of the Agua Fria National Monument

Just 45 minutes north of Phoenix, the Agua Fria National Monument includes an abundance of wildlife as well as geological and archaeological wonders. The monument’s water resources include the Agua Fria River and streams, creeks and pools that  provide habitat for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and larger wildlife species like deer, pronghorn, javelina and mountain lions.  To date, 194 species of bird have been recorded.

The monument also contains more than 450 recorded archaeological sites, spanning some 2,000 years of human history.  From the Pueblo La Plata site to the rock art located at the confluence of the Badger Springs Trail, visitors are encouraged to explore these sites but to help preserve them by not removing, defacing, collecting or further damaging any of the artifacts, structures or rocks.  Given the unique features of the monument, it offers excellent recreation opportunities, from hiking to camping to photography.  

Story by Michael Abalos, BLM Arizona; click photos for photographer credit

quick update on some key states:

Florida is pretty much tied.

Florida, which has 29 electoral votes up for grabs, is slightly leaning in Clinton’s favor — but not by much. A RealClearPolitics average of polls has Clinton at 47.7% to Trump’s 46.8%, which is a statistical tie.

Clinton may have the overall edge, however, as she is leading Trump in early voting, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Trump is favored to win Ohio.

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog has Trump at a 64.2% chance of winning the state’s 18 electoral votes. Although the race is tight, RealClearPolitics has Trump up nearly 2 points in an average of polls. Trump is at 46.6%, while Clinton is at 45%.

North Carolina is leaning in Trump’s favor.

In the swing state of North Carolina, Trump has the slight lead, 47.8% to Clinton’s 46%. FiveThirtyEight gives Trump a 50.4% chance of winning the state, but Clinton is certainly not far behind.

Who’s going to win? The NY Times and FiveThirtyEight show different odds for Clinton.


The schedule is temporarily interrupted to showcase a couple singles that were picked up from Crooked Beat in DC for Record Store Day 2015.

The Beach Boys marathon will resume tomorrow.



  • A$AP Rocky
  • “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)”/”Multiply” [featuring Juicy J]
  • 2015 [Record Store Day 2015 special release]
  • RCA/Polo Grounds
  • 88875-07517-7-SA
  • 7”
  • 45 rpm
  • Single
  • Crooked Beat, Washington, DC

45 North officially opens for business today, and a lucky few of us got a sneak preview of the new restaurant last night.

The changes to the space are immediately striking as soon as you walk into the hotel - the door to the restaurant has been moved several yards to the left, and a stylish red wall now exists where the old door used to be. The entire space is reminescent of a classic New England barn, right down to the walls, which were constructed from wood that was salvaged from the bottom of the Penobscot River.

The menus are simple but elegant (be sure to ask for the wine list - it comes on an iPad) and the food was incredible.

If you can, swing by this weekend to check it out - you can make reservations by calling 1-800-THE-LOAF.

Four Special Duty Flight North American RB-45C’s in RAF colours, though USAF aircraft - circa 1952–54. Lined up here with the Strategic Reconnaissance Wing are the nine RAF aircrew, including Sqd Ldr John Crampton and Fl Lt Rex Saunders, who flew these aircraft on still classified overflight missions of the USSR when it was deemed too politically dangerous for American aircrews. Code-named Operation Jiu-Jitsu, these Cold War sorties only became public knowledge in 1994. It is also believed that RAF Canberras were flying similar sorties under the code-name Project Robin during 1953.

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2009 photo, Martin Luther King III, visits the statue of his father the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during his visit to Bosnian town of Tuzla, 72 kilometers (45 miles) north of Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. King arrived in a five-day visit to Bosnia during which he held several lectures and visited different locations promoting activities of the ‘Realizing Dreams’ organization over which he presides.

Teenager Kills Brother And Himself Over Food

A teenager in Florida has fatally shot his six-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old brother and then turned the gun on himself during an argument over food.

The three brothers were home alone and started squabbling over dinner when the 13-year-old grabbed a handgun and shot his two siblings before killing himself, police in Pasco County said.

Officers received a call about the shooting at 6.19pm local time on Wednesday in the city of Hudson, some 45 miles (72km) north of Tampa.

The older brother was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said in a statement.

The names of the children were not released by authorities.
“This is a horrific scene,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.

“This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys, a six-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food and he lost his life.”

The Tampa Bay Times said that the children’s mother was at work and a fourth son, who is 18 years old, was not at the house.

INDIA, Amritsar : An Indian dancer performs a fire breathing act during a procession to mark the 661st anniversary of the birth of Hindu guru Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj in Amritsar on February 9, 2016. Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj, a popular leader of his time, is especially revered by devotees of a temple in the town of Dhyanpur, some 45 kms north of Amritsar. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU