Jam Cruise is the gift that keeps on giving!While our favorite musical-adventure-at-sea is only a few days long, the amount of music packed on board can last an entire year (and create memories for a lifetime). This past sailing, Jam Cruise was honored to have the incredible super-group Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as a headliner, and they certainly did not disappoint! Check out the group performing the classic Grateful Dead combo of “Help On The Way” -> “Slipknot” from their Pantheon Theater set from this year’s Jam Cruise 14 and try not to get all the feels.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) NRA ImageNEW YORK — In the face of a lawsuit by the New York State Attorney General, the National Rifle Association is counter suing the state for what it said is a violation of its freedom of speech.The NRA’s Carolyn Meadows called New York State Attorney General Letitia James a political opportunist making a power grab as part of a political vendetta.The NRA filed a federal lawsuit against James in the Northern District of New York, stating her lawsuit restricts the organization’s freedom of speech. The NRA is also asking for a judicial declaration that the NRA complied with state law.“You could have set your watch by it: the investigation was going to reach its crescendo as we move into the 2020 election cycle,” Meadows said in a statement. “It’s a transparent attempt to score political points and attack the leading voice in opposition to the leftist agenda. This has been a power grab by a political opportunist – a desperate move that is part of a rank political vendetta. Our members won’t be intimidated or bullied in their defense of political and constitutional freedom.”In New York State’s lawsuit, James claims NRA leaders used millions of dollars from NRA reserves for personal use, including trips to the Bahamas, private jets and expensive meals.In a released statement, James said she will not back down on her efforts to dissolve the NRA, a key political opponent of the New York administration.“To be clear, no charity registered in New York state, including the NRA, can dissolve and relocate to another state without approval of my office or of the Supreme Court of New York. As long as our lawsuit continues, the NRA must stay right where it is and answer for their deep-rooted fraud. The facts speak for themselves and our lawsuit will continue undeterred,” James said.Earlier, President Donald Trump said the NRA should move to Texas.“That’s a very terrible thing that just happened. I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. And I’ve told them that for a long time. I think they should move to Texas,” Trump said.The suit also focused on longtime NRA executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, who is accused of spending NRA funds on private trips for himself and his family.“This is an unconstitutional, premeditated attack aiming to dismantle and destroy the NRA – the fiercest defender of America’s freedom at the ballot box for decades,” LaPierre said in a statement. “The NRA is well-governed, financially solvent, and committed to good governance. We’re ready for the fight. Bring it on.”
47 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola by: – August 11, 2014 Share Tweet A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, 6 August 2014Health checks have been stepped up at airports across West AfricaIvory Coast has banned all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.It is the only country, after Saudi Arabia, to impose such a ban, amid mounting concern about the outbreak which has killed nearly 1,000 people.The ban covers Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which are worst affected by Ebola, Ivorian officials said.It excludes Nigeria, where a tenth Ebola case has been confirmed.There is no cure for Ebola, which has infected at least 1,779 people since the outbreak was first reported in Guinea in February.Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure; patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global health emergency and is hosting a meeting of medical experts in Geneva to discuss the ethics of using experimental drugs on patients.The Spanish priest who was infected with Ebola in Liberia was flown home for treatmentA Roman Catholic priest, infected with Ebola in Liberia, is being treated with the experimental drug, Zmapp, in a hospital in Madrid.The drug has also been used in the US on two aid workers who are said to have shown signs of improvement.The Ivorian government said in a statement that it had forbidden all “carriers from transporting passengers” from countries grappling with the outbreak, the AFP news agency reports.The statement did not name the countries, but a health ministry official confirmed to the BBC that it covered Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – not Nigeria.Preventive measures at the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, would be stepped up and “all passengers on arrival will have to have their temperatures taken with an infrared thermometer”, the AFP news agency reports.Nigeria’s Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said a nurse was the latest person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Africa’s most populous state.She contracted the virus from Liberian government employee Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola in Nigeria last month.British Airways, Pan-African airline Asky and Nigeria’s Arik Air have suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone and Emirates Airlines has suspended flights to Guinea.Saudi Arabia’s travel ban is aimed preventing Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Guineans from visiting Islam’s holy sites until the virus is contained.BBC News