ISIS Terrorist: Blood, Crip, Muslim

The father of an ex-convict arrested in a plot to carry out an attack at a bar on New Year’s Eve said his son is “impressionable,” noting that “first he was a Blood, then he was a Crip, then he became a Muslim. He’s easily manipulated.”

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Oppressive Taxes and Regulations Killing Upstate New York Economy

Oppressive government regulations and taxes beating down Upstate New Yorkers have assaulted the region for years, leaving cities like Binghamton on the path to Detroit-level devastation. However, all is not lost. The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.

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