Carlos Beruff, a businessman running for the United States Senate in Florida called President Barack Obama an “animal” at a St. Johns Republican party meeting last Thursday according to the Huffington Post.
Beruff was caught saying the racially tinged statement by a campaign tracker.
“Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK, seven and a half years, has surgically and with thought and very smart, intelligent manner, destroyed this country and dismantled the military under not one, not two, but three secretary of defenses,” Beruff said during a speech at the meeting. “And they’ve all written books about it.”
Beruff is not expected the win the GOP primary in August since he is only polling around 1 percent in a leading polling average.
The leading Democratic candidate in the race, Congressman Patrick Murphy blasted Beruff’s comments in a statement.
“Mr. Beruff’s statement is not only offensive, but extremely disrespectful to President Obama’s incredible service to our nation,” Murphy said in a written statement obtained by Politico Florida. “I call on Mr. Beruff to immediately apologize for his disrespectful comments. In the U.S. Senate, our diverse state deserves better than Mr. Beruff’s clear record of bigotry.”
Beruff is a member of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and a close ally of Gov. Rick Scott.
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A small plane- identified as a Piper Navajo crashed landed just after noon EST in west Broward County, Florida.
WSVN TV is reporting that there were two to three people aboard the aircraft at the time of the crash and that the pilot was being airlifted to an area hospital.
According to the Miami Herald the plane crashed in a swampy area near U.S. 27.
The crash site is roughly 30 minutes north of Miami.
Rescue working to remove the pilot from wreckage. He will be airlifted to a hospital as soon as he is stabilized. https://t.co/9Tp8RypVj3
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 26, 2015
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Halloween in not just for kids dressing up as latest Star Wars or Frozen characters. It is a chance for spirited adults to channel another decade, be witchy, a superhero or zombie. One of the best spots for gettjng your inner ghoul on is Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road unofficial Halloween Parade, and this year is no different, with multiple options to dine and parade your finery or scariest attire for all to see. Check out Sunset Harbour as well,as the Pubbelly boys and neighboring Barceloneta rival Lincoln Road with a Happy Hour drinks and menu Halloween Crawl with lots of costumed revelers bouncing from door to door!
SUSHISAMBA’s 6th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY! Experience Miami’s coolest outdoor costume party where guests are encouraged to arrive dressed to impress. Taking over Pennsylvania Avenue – with DJ’s, three bars – SUSHISAMBA will be the best place to see the parade! Halloween fun will be endless as guests can expect street closures from Lincoln Road to Alton Road. The party takes place from 7pm – 5am with an outdoor celebration taking place from 7pm – 2am with the party continuing 2am till 5am. Reservations recommended – Sushi Samba 600 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach, FL please call 305.673.5337
The Forge and Veuve Clicquot present their legendary “Yelloween” party to be held on Friday October 30, 2015. This year’s theme is science fiction staring actor and superstar Elaine Lancaster with music by Oui Sauvage aka Maxwell Blandford with live performances by the cast of Project F. Party starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs till late night. Drink specials will include $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot, $7 Belvedere cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The best costume will win a $500 cash prize and limited edition Veuve Clicquot Jeroboam valued at $1500. Second place will win a dinner for two at The Forge valued at $500. Third Prize will win a basket of six bottles of Veuve Clicquot. The Forge 432 West 41st. Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 538 8533.
Meat Market: This Halloween, Meat Market will offer a special preset menu on the restaurant’s al fresco patio. Guests can indulge in a three course prix fixe dinner crafted by chef/co-owner Sean Brasel. Priced at $150 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity) Meat Market 915 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL 305 532 0088.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana: Quattro will offer a special four-course prix fixe dinner on Saturday, October 31st, where guests can delight in a selection of the restaurant’s finest dishes, while admiring the costumes, trick-or-treaters, and holiday fanfare along Lincoln Road. For $110 per person (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity), guests can people-watch from one of Quattro’s quaint outdoor tables while enjoying a decadent, multi-course meal. Those seeking a more tranquil, intimate experience can enjoy the same delicious dishes at an inside table for $65 per person. Quattro 1014 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL 305 531 4833
Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi & Barceloneta –All three restaurants will be hosting a spooky happy hour from 6:00 p.m. till midnight. Each location will be themed by decade, so dress the part! So dig out those Peace signs, platform shows and big hair! Pubbelly Sushi the 70’s, Pubbelly the 80’s and Barceloneta the 90’s. 1400-1418-1424 20th Street at Sunset Harbor, Miami Beach FL 305. 532.7555.
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions will be hosting a Beetlejuice inspired Halloween Dinner! Beetlejuice will be playing throughout the night as well as the soundtrack. Costumes are encouraged! The dinner will serve five courses with beer pairings by Tampa’s Coppertail Brewery at $65 per person. Menu highlights include –7:30 p.m. cocktail hour. 8:30 p.m. for seated dinner. The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions 5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 Dinner Reservations: 305.758.9559
COYA will be celebrating Halloween with three days of events. Starting Thursday October 29th and for each subsequent night COYA will feature a signature potion for $6.66 and live entertainment starting at 8 p.m. On Halloween night, there will be a special visit from a fortune teller who will reveal your deepest darkest secrets. COYA 999 Brickell Ave. Miami FL 305 415 9990.
BLT Prime guests can pair the autumnal libation with selections from the succulent Blackboard Series – a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $65 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and includes an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert. BLT Prime at Trump Doral 44 NW 87th Ave. Miami FL 305 591 6606
StripSteak by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach will be serving up specialty cocktails created for the Halloween season.Available now throughOctober 31, 2015 “spooky” libations include ($14) Bobbing for Apples with apple cider, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Domaine de Canton Ginger, lemon juice, honey syrup, cinnamon, cloves and an apple garnish and the Smashing Pumpkins with a pumpkin base, Buffalo Trace bourbon and Absolut vanilla vodka with a black sugar rim. StripSteak by Michael Mina 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 305 535 3283
KLIMA Miami Beach is hosting a Halloween party and dinner on Saturday 10/31, including DJ, scary menu items and cocktails and free bottle of champagne for Best Costume KLIMA. A la carte menu and specialty cocktails all ghostly night long . KLIMA 210 23rd St Miami Beach, FL 786 453 2779.
On Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8PM, Piripi festivities will commence with an evening of mystery, flamenco, tapas, cocktails, live music and intoxicating fun, as Piripi shuts down San Lorenzo Avenue for its Noche de Duende Masquerade Bash. On Saturday, October 31, 2015 Piripi will be offering several family-friendly activities including a special brunch menu and Halloween goodie bags for trick or treaters. Piripi 320 Lorenzo Ave. Coral Gables, FL 305 448 2423.
Freddo: Gelato aficionados can enjoy a chilling treat this Halloween with premium Argentinean gelato from Freddo. Dress up your desserts for the spookiest night of the year and select from more than 30 iconic flavors with the purchase of Freddo Family & Friends 1 Kilo To-Go Packs. Tasty treats are available at both Freddo locations – 610 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach or the newly opened Brickell store at 1100 S. Miami Avenue. Don’t feel like hopping on your broomstick? Simply call Freddo’s Lincoln Road flagship store at (305) 604-0065 to place an order for delivery. Delivery hours are 11 AM – 11 PM Sunday –Thursday and on Friday & Saturday from 11 AM to Midnight. Delivery is available to select South Florida neighborhoods; delivery rates apply. Freddo 610 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach or the newly opened Brickell store at 1100 S. Miami Avenue. 305 604 0065.
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By John Massey
Pakistan and India have been at odds since the hasty partition of British India in 1947. Several wars have cemented this antipathy, and fueled the desire in both countries for arms, including nuclear arms. Tensions have run high for decades.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reports that Pakistan has 100-120 warheads, and India has 90-110.
The effects of a nuclear exchange between the two is not forecasted to result in radiation reaching Southeast Asia, the world’s breadbasket, but the immediate effects would leave millions dead in the first 24 hours. An environmental contamination, famine, and a massive refugee crisis would also likely ensue.
India has both a qualitative and quantitative advantage in nearly all fields of comparison of conventional military strength. Except nukes.
This information has renewed relevance in light of an announcement by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Aizaz Chaudhary that any Indian incursion into Pakistani territory would be met with low-yield (Theater/Tactical) nuclear weapons.
As no recognized distinction exists between low-yield and high-yield weapons, it is entirely likely that the utilization of low-yield weapons would result in a retaliation by India according to The Diplomat.
One must then ask, why is Mr. Chaudhary rattling the nuclear saber? The answer lies in the conventional balance of power, and Indian military doctrine.
Simply put, if India was to invade Pakistan, then Pakistan has indicated that it would be willing to use “tactical nuclear warheads” on its own territory in order to slow the advance.
India has both a qualitative and quantitative advantage in nearly all fields of comparison of conventional military strength. Expect nukes.
One of the easier, and sexier, metrics for illustrating this disparity is by comparing the Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) of the two countries.
India, due to its historical ties to Russia and the USSR before it, is outfitted with 3,250 MBTs, most of them T-72Ms (“Monkey”models designed for exported by the Soviet Union), and 987 T-90Ss.
Pakistan on the other hand has just shy of 2,500 MBTs which are largely comprised of early and mid Cold War Soviet and American tanks, as well as Chinese models of Soviet Tanks.
The trend continues in defense spending, man power, fixed wing aircraft, artillery, etc.
Thus, one can conclude that Pakistan would likely be defeated in the event of an incursion by India. The only saving grace for Pakistan is its relationship with the United States and China, however India has made plans to counteract this advantage.
“Cold Start” is an Indian Doctrine which would, in theory, negate these advantages. It relies on limited war-fighting in Pakistan itself to destroy Pakistan’s conventional military capabilities, thus making best use of India’s advantages in combined arms but also coming short in provoking Pakistan to use its nuclear arsenal.
A 2008 paper published in International Security, indicated that short gains in territory, no more than 50-80 Kms deep, would probably bring Pakistan to its knees in short order.
This doctrine is failing in one of its objectives as of two days ago, and this official willingness to utilize nuclear weapons on home soil ought to give greater urgency to those interested in maintaining a world order in which an exchange of WMDs is considered unthinkable.
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