Saturday, March 7, 2015

YOU ALL KNOW.....When the govt. gets its hands on anything, expect it to get SCREWED UP !!

Obama Helps FCC Pass Net Neutrality… Find Out What that Could Do to Freedom on the Internet

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Conservatives should be alarmed at what just happened.
In the FCC’s vote, three Democrats voted in favor of the Internet being regulated like a utility, much like the telephone or radio is regulated. The two Republicans of the FCC voted against the measure.
But what does all this mean?
For starters it means the federal government will be able to control the Internet. Not necessarily the best thing in the world.
Democrats voted for the legislation because they believe it will help keep the Internet open. According to Fox News, “On its surface, the plan is aimed at barring service providers from creating paid ‘fast lanes’ on the Internet, which consumer advocates and Internet companies worry would edge out cash-strapped startups and smaller Internet-based businesses. Chairman Tom Wheeler said it would ensure an ‘open, unfettered network.'”
And while that might seem all well and good, the problem is it hands over the regulation of the Internet to a government who isn’t well known for transparency.

“The Second Amendment doesn’t end at the border of your state,”

Making concealed carry laws uniform across the countryBig push for uniform concealed carry law

Second Amendment activists are making a big push to
overcome an obstacle to uniform concealed carry laws (link is external). And they broke the news last week at CPAC:
Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre said it’s time for Congress to act and pass the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
"It's time for Congress to pass national right-to-carry reciprocity for the entire United States," LaPierre declared to cheers from the crowd of thousands of conservatives gathered at the Maryland event.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Billboard honoring KKK founder on display near Selma bridge on anniversary of historic march  BY Friday, March 6, 2015            NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpi   THEY SHOULD BE TURNED SO Obama SEES THE KKK COMING INTO TOWN

WelKKKome to Selma!

Within sight of the bridge where President Obama will commemorate the 1965 Bloody Sunday march is a billboard set up by a group dedicated to honoring Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The sign, set up in recent days, invites visitors to see "Selma's War Between The States Historic Sites." But it also features a picture of the Confederate flag and an image of Forrest, who was also a Confederate general.
Beside Forrest's picture is a quote adopted by his men: "Keep the skeer on 'em."
In a bizarre twist, the other side of the billboard — a straight shot and about a half-mile east of the Edmund Pettus Bridge — contains a welcome message to President Obama.


Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Boehner’s latest cave   

     March 4, 2015
“Sadly, we’ve seen yet another reason why conservatives do not and should not trust Establishment Republicans. Rewarded by the American people with historic majorities for opposing executive amnesty, their capitulation began almost immediately.
“First, Speaker Boehner whipped votes with the President in December’s lame duck session, so eager was he to fund nearly the entire government through September. ‘Don’t worry,’ we were told. The House would not fund the Obama executive amnesty.
“And how many days ago did the Speaker reiterate his hard line and flex his new-found muscle on Fox News Sunday? Now, yet again, he again uses Democrat votes to give the President what he wants.
“That this has happened over and over makes it no less of a betrayal, Mr. Speaker. You’ve topped yourself once more
BREAKING: Obama Administration Already Banned M855 Ammo, Illegally   Posted by on March 6, 2015
My colleague Katie Pavlich has dropped the bombshell that the ATF already decided—unilaterally and in violation of federal law—to ban incredibly common M855 ball ammunition in January.
On Friday February 13 at 4:00 pm, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released a proposal to ban commonly used M855 “green tip” AR-15 ammunition under the guise of law enforcement safety. The same day the proposal was released, on a Friday of a three day holiday weekend, ATF opened up a shortened 30-day period for the public to submit comments about the new regulation.
But it turns out, ATF has been working on a ban of AR-15 “green-tip” ammunition for quite some time and has already issued the ban in its new, 2014 Regulation Guide.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015


Freight Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails Near Illinois City
A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois on Thursday, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said.
The BNSF Railway train derailed around 1:05 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, according to company spokesman Andy Williams. The train had 103 cars loaded with crude oil, along with two buffer cars loaded with sand. A cause for the derailment hadn't yet been determined. No injuries were reported.
Only a family of two agreed to leave their home, Galena City Administrator Mark Moran said at a news conference late Thursday, adding that the suggestion to evacuate was prompted by the presence of a propane tank near the derailment.
15 Strangely S*xual Cookbooks That Will Get Your Oven Preheated To 350 Degrees
Henry Payne

newsbusted 03/05/2015

-- FCC to Regulate Internet
-- James Clapper vs John Kerry
-- Jihadi John
-- Eric Holder
-- Obama Approval
-- Terror Group al-Shabaab
-- D.C. Winter
-- Joe Biden
-- Madonna

Some time back in January, This woman made a very good proposal.......

It’s Racist For State Rep Sheila Butt To Advocate For An NAAWP, Says Black Caucus  By , March 1, 2015.

According to the Associated Press, upon finding out about the post, the Black Caucus responded by demanding an apology and recommending that Butts “be removed from her leadership position.” Their argument rests on the fact that white supremacists also sometimes use the term NAAWP. Whoodi doo . . .
Butts now claims that the term NAAWP was meant to stand for the “National Association of Advancement for Western Peoples”:
   And does it even matter? When did it became illegal for someone to advocate for a “National Association of Advancement for White People”!?

The kid is only 6 years old....but I would like to know "WHEN ARE THE EDUCATORS GOING TO GROW UP" ? Why couldn't the teacher, TEACH him that it isn't a nice thing to do, if he does it again, THEN PUNISHMENT

'You're dead': Colorado first-grader suspended for making gun gesture at classmate (VIDEO) 
BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS    March 5, 2015,
A Colorado first-grader was suspended from school after he aimed his fingers at a classmate in the shape of the gun and said: "You're dead."
Elijah Thurston, who is just 6-years-old, was banned from attending Stratton Meadows Elementary School in Colorado Springs for one day after Monday's incident,
according to KRDO.
Teachers said he was disciplined for "making threats against peers."
His dad Austin Thurston, however, said his son was "just playing."
  And he dubbed the punishment as "a little extreme" and asked whether not allowing him out during recess may have been a better alternative

Teachers reportedly said 6-year-old Elijah Thurston was disciplined for 'making threats against peers' after he pointed his fingers like a gun and said 'You're dead' to a classmate.
Man confesses to killing, brings body to lawyer's office
 The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press  March 5, 2015

A Florida man who drove a dead neighbor to his attorney's office will not be arrested, his attorney said. The man claims he killed his neighbor in self-defense during a dispute.
     A man who drove a dead neighbor to his attorney's office claiming he killed him in self defense will not be arrested, his attorney, Robert Harris, said late Wednesday.
John Marshall walked into Harris' law firm Wednesday claiming he had killed a man in self-defense in Bokeelia and brought the body with him in the bed of his pickup.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies on the scene declined to confirm whether Marshall will be arrested or not.
   Marshall spent the majority of Wednesday holed up at the Harris Law Firm.
At 10:33 p.m. Marshall, who had injuries, left his lawyer's office bound for Lee Memorial Hospital.
Marshall exited the practice wearing a black jacket over his head to avoid the news cameras waiting for him outside.
   Marshall, told his attorney that he had wrestled the gun away from the other man and fatally shot him in the scuffle earlier in the afternoon, Harris said.
   Robert Harris, John Marshall's attorney and owner of the Harris Law Firm, describes how Marshall brought a man's body to his office, claiming he killed him in self defense. 
   Marshall, 52, had a swollen lip, a freshly missing tooth, another tooth that is chipped and what looked like two broken thumbs, Harris said. Marshall said he brought the man to the attorney's office because he didn't know who else to trust.

Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?  Esther Inglis-Arkell

Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?
Deer aren't the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it's not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets.
When researchers in North Dakota set up "nest cams" over the nests of song birds, they expected to see a lot of nestlings and eggs get taken by ground squirrels, foxes, and badgers. Squirrels hit thirteen nests, but other meat-eaters made a poor showing. Foxes and weasels only took one nest each. Know what fearsome animal out-did either of those two sleek, resourceful predators?
White-tailed deer. READ MORE
The famous line from The Simpsons might be accurate - If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you ever cared about.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Random Thoughts  Thomas Sowell | Mar 04, 2015       

Thomas Sowell                    
Random thoughts on the passing scene:

When President Obama keeps talking about "violent extremists" in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amok.
    The mainstream media seem desperate to try to find something to undermine Republican governor Scott Walker's rise in the polls. The worst they have come up with is that he didn't finish college. Neither did Bill Gates or Michael Dell. The Wright brothers didn't finish high school. Neither did Abraham Lincoln or George Washington.
    Have you noticed that there seem to be an ever growing number of things that we are not supposed to say in public?
    Given the Obama administration's repeatedly failed policies in the Middle East and the lost credibility of the president's glib pronouncements, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress may be many Americans' first chance to get a realistic assessment of the Middle East situation and its potential for international catastrophe.
    Attempts to bring order out of the chaos in the paper jungle of my office usually get nowhere until I finally break everything down into just two categories: (1) urgently needed and (2) trash to be thrown out         View Full Article

I doubt this will stop her from running for pres.

White House Squirms Over Hillary's Email Scandal, Forgets Embrace of Regular Law Breaking Katie Pavlich | Mar 04, 2015

The email scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department is only getting worse, with new revelations she set up a "home brew" email server at her house and went around federal records laws by conducting all of her official State Department business through a personal email account. 
In light of Clinton's latest scandal, the White House is attempting to justify the use of a personal email account while distancing itself from the practice. 
"That I can tell you is that very specific guidance has been given to agencies all across the government, which is specifically that employees of the Obama administration should use their official email accounts when they’re conducting official government business.
[Keep Reading]

Does your ass hurt yet ?

Aren't you glad they are working for us and not against us ?
[ click each one for story]

Going Bananas: A Case Study in Media-Manufactured Racism  Michelle Malkin | Mar 04, 2015

Political correctness is a pathological disorder.
You can't say "niggardly" or "black holes" or "chink in the armor" without provoking protests or risking your job. You can't invoke the Constitution or call illegal behavior "illegal" without being accused of hatred. And now, you can't goof around at a high school basketball game in silly costumes without the world accusing you of "racial insensitivity."
Last week, thanks to hyperbolic grievance-mongers and irresponsible reporters, the students of Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J., garnered international headlines and Internet infamy. "Shocking moment students at Catholic school dressed as monkeys and a banana and taunted black basketball players ... and DIDN'T get punished," the U.K. Daily Mail blared last week." "Students who taunted black players at New Jersey basketball game get warning, no punishment," USA Today decried., "the premier destination for African-American pop culture and entertainment," exclaimed: "Really?!? White High School Students Taunt Black Basketball Team in Monkey and Banana  Costumes."         View Full Article

You gotta be kidding....this is what our country has come to ??

St. Louis University Plans Anti-Police Monument After Pressure From Black Lives Matter

Black Privilege? Students Get Bonus SAT Points for Being Black or Hispanic   Downtrend reports:

[The] next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to measure how race and ethnicity affect admissions by using SAT scores as a benchmark. It uses the term “bonus” to describe how many extra SAT points an applicant’s race is worth. She points to the first column.
African Americans received a “bonus” of 230 points, [Anna] Lee says.
She points to the second column.
“Hispanics received a bonus of 185 points.”
The last column draws gasps.
Asian Americans, Lee says, are penalized by 50 points — in other words, they had to do that much better to win admission.
But blacks and Hispanics are not the only ones receiving unfair advantages. A contributor at The Amherst Student points out that recruited athletes get a bonus of 200 points, while legacy students receive a bonus of 160 points. So basically, blacks, Hispanics, athletes and legacy students are all afforded extra points as per superficial factors that have nothing whatsoever to do with actual academic merit and achievement.
What we are witnessing here is the “soft bigotry of low expectations.” Universities are basically assuming that these students (namely blacks and Hispanics) are too intellectually inferior to compete with their Asian counterparts. Why else would they hand out or rescind points based on such utterly irrelevant factors!?
Irony? Those of us who call out this bullshit will be the ones to get labeled as racist.
Go figure!

Italy Makes Huge Military Announcement… ISIS Immediately Begins Retreat

The Islamic State group has spread out of the Middle East and into North Africa, setting up shop in the failed state and terrorist haven of Libya, where they have slaughtered Christians and leveled threats against Rome and Italy, the historical capital of the Christian world.
Italy, fearing the possibility of Islamic State terrorists crossing the Mediterranean Sea to launch attacks inside their borders, is now standing up to the radical Islamic terrorists.

Italy recently sent a fleet of warships to conduct Naval exercises off the coast of Libya, joining Jordan and Egypt in taking action against the terrorists who threaten the peace and safety of their nation.
The warships also sent a clear message to the Islamic State group, who reportedly fled from their positions in the coastal city of Derma upon receiving news of the approaching armada.
A spokesman for Italy’s Ministry of Defense said the naval maneuvers are designed to strike fear and terror into the hearts of the Islamic State thugs, and it would certainly seem that they succeeded in doing just that.
    According to Mad World News, Islamic State fighters evacuated their positions in Derma and fled to nearby hills and mountains to find places to hide.
There is even some speculation that Italy may be prepared to quickly transition from mere military exercises designed to frighten the Islamic State group to direct military action designed to destroy them.
Hopefully, Italy continues to stand strong in the face of radical Islamic terrorism and provide an example to the rest of the world — and the Obama administration — on how to confront the barbaric thugs who make up the radical Islamic State group.

FUNNY ????

Native American Council Offers Amnesty

to 240 Million Undocumented Whites

The Native American National Council will offer amnesty to the
 estimated 240 million illegal white immigrants living in
 the United States.
At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American
 leaders weighed a handful of proposals 
about the future of the United
 State’s large, illegal European population.
 After a long debate, NANC decided
 to extend a road to citizenship for those
 without criminal records or contagious diseases.
“We will give Europeans the option to apply for Native Citizenship,”
 explained explained Chief Sauti of the Nez Perce tribe.
  “To obtain legal status, each applicant must
write a heartfelt apology for their ancestors’ crimes, pay an
application fee of $5,000, and, if currently
 on any ancestral Native land, they must relinquish
that land to NANC or pay the market price, which we decide.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Michael Berry's photo.


And all the while you thought your kids were YOURS

CPS Says Kids' Walk to Park Alone Was ‘Unsubstantiated’ Child Neglect
"Free-range" parents, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, have been found guilty of "unsubstantiated" child neglect after allowing their young kids to walk home alone from a park.

Danielle Meitiv said they plan to appeal the decision and will still let their children walk to the park.


I think we are totally screwed, the GOP congress isn;t going to do is probably not in their best [financial] interest to confront obama. Just toss the constitution and go home !!!

If Not Now … When? Will the GOP Majority Ever Stand for Anything?

It is never the right time to do the right thing in Washington, D.C.
The phrase I heard most often from Republican leadership while serving in the House and Senate was, “This is not the right time to have this fight.”
Whether the issue was balancing the budget, school choice, patient-driven healthcare, eliminating earmarks, raising the debt limit, ending big, crony handouts like the Export-Import Bank or any stand against the continued growth, favoritism and intrusion of big government, conservatives were always told to wait. Wait until conservatives have the majority. Wait until we have the White House. Wait until we are reelected.
We’re seeing that “wait” attitude in practice today as the House votes on a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Despite the fact that Republicans have majorities in both the House and the Senate that were elected on a pledge to fight against President Obama’s executive amnesty, and despite forcing through a big spending bill at the end of 2014 with the promise they would fight later on Homeland Security appropriations, they are now punting the issue entirely.
WATCH Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו congressional speech, followed by analysis from Yahoo News experts.

Israeli Prime 
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the opportunity to speak in the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack...
                    |By Bianna Golodr

Many People Have Drug Users In Their Family, This Is "It's Simplest Form"

Addiction in It’s Simplest Form (Short Animation)
This short animation created by Andreas Hykade breaks down what drug addiction looks like in its simplest form. It’s remarkably catching and has been creating a buzz around the web.
The bird-like creature is caught up and will not let go of the golden nugget. The golden nugget represents any drug of choice – alcohol, cocaine, opiates, benzo, heroin, and much more. Not only does it represent drugs, but bad habits that can’t be shaken off. Such as gambling addiction, porn addiction, binge eating, and etc.
 The bird’s sole focus is to ride the high created by the mysterious golden nugget. Unfortunately, each fall after launching off into a whole new realm gets bumpier and more aggressive. Even the flight itself is short lived and does not live to its original glory. Sound familiar?

Is ignorance a bliss? Had the bird not tasted the golden nugget in the first place, it would have been on a longer journey to fix its satisfaction. Are we bound to find something else better than addiction? Will the walk be aimless?
These are some of the questions an addict or even a first time substance user experiences. It’s a slippery slope, but it can be avoided with self-restraint and a serious effort to break the trend.
***New McNaughton Painting****
"obama Foreign Policy," by Jon McNaughton

Is the world a safer place since obama was made President of the United States?
I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans.
What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?
When the balance of the world seems to stand on the edge of a knife, where is our President?
I hope this painting will not become prophetic in its meaning.
Since obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf.
THIS is not a game.
This is obama's Foreign Policy."
obama Unveils National obamaLaw Plan
 DailyCaller  Neil Munro 03/02/2015
 President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing.
“We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday.
“We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Obama also instructed his media allies to help federalize policing, and to sideline the critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it,” he instructed.   

Monday, March 2, 2015


 Eric Holder Defends Al Sharpton's Ties To White House, Despite Tax Debts   Contributor
Al-SharptonAt tax time, many Americans might find it pretty tempting to emulate Rev. Al Sharpton. After all, he seems to get by just fine no matter how many taxes he owes and no matter for how long. And he seems to be more of a fixture at the White House than Lois Lerner’s hard drive. Even Politico seems to be scratching its collective head. Politico was where Lois Lerner broke her silence.
And Politico just asked outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, “Is Al Sharpton too close to this White House?” The softball interviewer who had the temerity to make such an outrageous suggestion was Mike Allen, Politico’s chief White House correspondent. That such a question is even being asked by Democrats who rarely question the President is a surprise.
Mr. Sharpton has been accused , for example, by Eric Garner’s daughter, of being all about the money. And yet the reverend and activist owes New York State over $900,000 from 2008 and 2010 taxes, and greater sums to the IRS. With about $4.5 million in tax liens, most taxpayers know they would be pushed and prodded to pay. Mr. Sharpton, however, seems graced by a kind of Teflon liturgical outfit.

I watched the video several times, I couldn't see the homeless guy grab the gun, I also didn't hear the cop yell "put down the gun" but you would think that 3 to 4 officers should be able to sudue one homeless man. They should be more than ashamed but I guess they don't care, it's only some old homeless man.....

LA Police Chief: Man Killed on Skid Row Reached for Gun

LOS ANGELES — Mar 2, 2015   By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press

Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.
Video showed the man reaching toward the officer's waistband, Chief Charlie Beck said. The officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a bullet in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon.
"You can hear the young officer who was primarily engaged in the confrontation saying that 'He has my gun. He has my gun,'" Beck said. "He says it several times, with conviction."
Then three other officers opened fire.

Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Caught in Huge Scandal that Could Send Her to Jail

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.50.09 PM    Loretta Lynch is in some relatively hot water.
Looks like she has been implicated in allowing one of the world’s largest banks to evade criminal charges after it was found to be guilty of laundering money for all kinds of illicit activity.
World Net Daily originally broke the story back in 2012 before Lynch was looking to assume Holder’s role.
An employee from HSBC bank brought in over 1,000 pages of documentation that showed HSBC was involved in a billion dollar global money-laundering scheme.
The story came and went, and nary a thought given to it.
Until only very recently.
Now the scandal has received more attention from the press, and there is even the suggestion Lynch might have been involved in an illegal deal to help get HSBC off the hook.
Drew Zahn writes, “Obama Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch may have struck a sweetheart deal with the banking giant that Rolling Stone now calls ‘preposterous even by Eric Holder’s standards.'”
So what happened? How did we get to here?

"Let's Just Kill 'Homeland Security'" Already!
When it’s not making us take our shoes off, it’s trampling our civil
 liberties and ‘building’ centers that don’t exist. Enough already.

Are you nervous, America?

If nothing happens before Friday, the mighty Department of
Homeland Security (DHS)—
every bit as much a WTF legacy of George W. Bush as those
surreal White House
Christmas videos that featured Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson
talking to Barney
“the First Dog” like the Son of Sam killer—will lose its funding
due to a budget fight
between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama.
And when DHS funding ends, then…well, nothing much, actually,
it turns out.
Without funding, about 30,000 “non-essential” DHS employees
will be told
not to show up for work. The other 210,000 or so workers who
are considered “essential”
and “exempt” will still have to punch the clock, although most
of them won’t get paid until
after the budget stalemate is ended. Not optimal, but not the
worst outcome, either.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I really hope this isn't true, some sort of mistake [but I wouldn't put it past obama]

Shocking report: Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes to protect Iran  March 1, 2015 by Joe Saunder  

In a report that’s likely sending shockwaves through the region, Middle Eastern news agencies are picking up a Kuwaiti newspaper’s report that President Obama actually threatened to shoot down Israeli war planes if they attacked Iran to stop its nuclear program.

Al-Jarida, an independent newspaper owned by a former president of the Kuwaiti parliament, reported that the Israeli government had made plans to attack Iran because it suspected the Obama administration had reached an agreement with the ayatollahs, according to the Israeli news site Arutz Shiva.

Read more: READ

Former Soldier Made Film Exposing the Government. The Way He Died Will Scare You to Death.


Whatever your opinions are on the NWO, the Illuminati, and government coverups, this strange story can’t be ignored. In fact, it might freak you out a little bit.
It appears an anti-establishment film director was found dead in his home in an apparent murder suicide.
Despite most of his friends saying David Crowley was anything but suicidal, it would appear he went on a rampage killing himself, his wife, and their 5-year-old daughter.
Many claim that murder/suicide is an arranged homicide made to look like something else.
See what Infowars wrote regarding the tragedy.