SC COWBOYS TYROUTS EXPECTATIONS 

Last week we touched basis on Arena Football. SC is represented by the Snipers (Semi –pro) and the Cowboys (Pro). Today I want to speak on upcoming tryouts.  

The South Carolina Cowboys tryouts are Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12pm-3pm in Piedmont, SC.  

We have guest, Thomas Patrick Bonaparte, whom is a Pro football player for the SC Cowboys. 

Listen below:

A look into Arena Football-Dream Big 

Dream Big -Arena

All week I debated about what I wanted to speak on. Today, I changed the whole thing. Once I started recording and did more  cuts and edits I ended with this. DF/PDFL is a fresh market, one in which I envision, with the right leadership and patience, to be a growth market.  

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Will South Carolina Push the Medical Marijuana Law? 

There are many verses in the bible that states the people of the land have the right to grow and harvest crop, however the US has outlawed cannabis also known as marijuana.  

Genesis 1:29-30  

“Then god said, 
 I give you every seed-bearing
 plant on the face of the whole 
earth, and every tree that has fruit in it. “  

US Legal defines marijuana as a controlled substance, which is illegal to possess, use, or distribute in most states. Under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana was placed in Schedule I, which defines the substance as having a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. State laws vary, but since 1996, ten states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ME, NV, OR, VT and WA.  

Cola Today has this awesome article that they published for 4/20 2018! They speak on marijuana and it’s stance in SC. They predict even if the people vote to legalize marijuana medically the bill won’t make it through the legislature to get a floor vote by the end of this year’s session.  

In the early part of June the Democratic primary voters in South Carolina voted to legalize medical marijuana, with 82 percent declaring in an advisory vote that doctors should be allowed to prescribe the drug.  

(I do want to interject the fact that South Carolina does have more limited medical cannabis programs that only allow non-psychoactive cannabidiol extracts, while nine states allow recreational use of marijuana by adults over 21.)  

On June 12 we find out that Cola Today’s predictions could be right. Forbes.com reports South Carolina House and Senate committees approved medical cannabis legislation this year, but the bills never advanced to votes on the floor of either chamber.

Although it hasn’t advanced to get a floor vote it has progressed forward. It was reported by the Mental Health Awareness and Therapist Network that The East Cooper Republican Club in Charleston, South Carolina recently hosted a forum to discuss the passage of the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, with Senator Tom Davis, Representatives Lin Bennett and Nancy Mace, Jill Swing, President, SC Compassionate Care Alliance, and Christopher Pelic, MD Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).  The forum spoke on the legalizing marijuana for medical use, pointing out loopholes in the bill. MHATN points out, resistance to the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act comes in part from law enforcement and because South Carolina is a conservative state.  

The legislative effort to pass the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act in 2018 ran out of time before a key deadline, ending its chances for passage this year.  

Reiteration, There are states which have legalized the plant, but South Carolina is not one. I understand that  SC is a conservative state but research shows how both the Hebrew Bible and Christian Bible refers to cannabis and research proves the health benefits of marijuana/hemp (medical marijuana).  

Will South Carolina vote to legalize this plant; or completely recognize the significance that this plant has in the health world in 2019?  

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-Olivia Winter

NFL Analysis: Ezekiel Elliott’s usage in Dallas Cowboys' loss questioned 

ESPN- 

(0:01) Ryan Clark and Jeff Saturday break down what went wrong for the Dallas Cowboys during their loss to the Panthers on Sunday, specifying that Dallas needs to do a better job of utilizing Ezekiel Elliot as the main focus of their offense. (1:56) Saturday and Clark explain how impressed they are with how Carolina’s OC Norv Turner ran the offense and what impact he will have on the team going forward.

Geoffrey Owens speaks out after being Job-shamed 

ABC- Former "Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens spoke out about the "job shaming" he said he experienced after photos of him working at a Trader Joe's were posted on Twitter. 

"I was really devastated, but the period of devastation was so short," Owens told on "Good Morning America" while wearing his Trader Joe's name tag. "My wife and I started to read these responses from literally all over the world. Fortunately, the shame part didn't last very long." 

Owens appeared on "The Cosby Show" from 1985 to 1992, but recently made headlines after being photographed while bagging groceries at the Trader Joe's where he now works.

Owens said he has worked at the Trader Joe's for 15 months out of necessity and the store gave him the flexibility to pursue acting gigs. People recognized him every day at the store, he explained, but were "cool" about it. 

Since the images went viral Owens, 57, said he has received an outpouring of support from fellow actors on Twitter.

"It's really overwhelming in a good way," Owens said. "It came out of nowhere. I really want to thank everybody out there -- family, friends, the Hollywood community and the general public -- for the amazing support and positivity that they've shown for me. It's quite astounding. It's very encouraging." 

Athlete-turned-actor Terry Crews tweeted, "I swept floors AFTER the @NFL. If need be, I’d do it again. Good honest work is nothing to be ashamed of."

Patricia Heaton, who hit it big on "Everybody Loves Raymond" chimed in, too. 

"Again, why is this news? When I worked on “Thirtysomething” I was also summarizing depositions to pay my rent. Why are you trying to humiliate this honorable, hardworking actor?" Heaton tweeted.

Actor Tyler Perry appeared to offer Owens a job on in a tweet this morning. 

"I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs," Perry wrote.

On "The Cosby Show," Owens played Elvin Tibideaux, a doctor who married into the Cosby family. 

More recently, Owens has appeared on shows like "The Affair" and "Divorce" and has also taught at Yale University. 

"I didn't advertise that I was at Trader Joe's, not [because] I was ashamed of it, but because I didn't want the entertainment community to decide, 'Well, he's doing that. He's not pursuing acting anymore.' I felt like I had to be careful about that," Owens said.

Owens said he hopes his story changes the public's idea about the worth of certain jobs over others. 

"Every job is worthwhile and valuable," he said. "I've had a great life. I've had a great career ... so no one has to feel sorry for me. I'm doing fine."

 

#TBT - El Chapo Felony Fashions, His Capture Launches A New Trend 

​​​​​​​TMZ-El Chapo's got a new side hustle -- modeling loud, flamboyant men's shirts/blouses and pushing sales through the roof. Okay, he's not getting paid for it, but an L.A. shop is totally capitalizing on the drug lord's capture. El Chapo was wearing a couple of nightclub-ish shirts in the photos that went with Sean Penn's Rolling Stone article -- and one of our guys (from I.T. of all places) recognized the gear from the store, called Barabas. The store's manager tells us sales skyrocketed when the pics came out. They're even using El Chapo's image now on their website, which crashed from the initial sales surge.

Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Cousins struggles; Winston excels 

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It's Week 2 of the NFL's preseason as we inch ever closer to the games that count. But there's plenty to glean: How did the rookies look? Who's making a push to be a starter? Who's carving out a spot on the final 53? Here's the biggest takeaway for each team.

JAGUARS 14, VIKINGS 10 

Jacksonville Jaguars 

DE Yannick Ngakoue appears headed for a monster year. The third-year player had one sack and four tackles, and was essentially unblockable at times during the first half of Saturday's game. Ngakoue did negate his sack with a celebration penalty, so that's something he'll have to be careful of going forward, but other than that, it was a dominating performance for a player who practices and plays with a massive chip on his shoulder because he wasn't a first-round pick. Ngakoue has 20 career sacks and 10 forced fumbles in two seasons. He had 12 sacks and six forced fumbles last year but was overshadowed a bit by teammate Calais Campbell. That might not be the case in 2018. -- Mike DiRocco 

Minnesota Vikings 

Minnesota takes the loss on a day when injuries, sloppy play and penalties marred the Vikings throughout. Kirk Cousins, who was sharp in his preseason debut, was just 3-of-8 for 12 yards. "I think he can play a lot better, yeah," coach Mike Zimmer said. That statement could have applied to the entire starting offense. One of the few bright spots on offense centered on the competition for No. 3 running back. Mike Boone took a step toward leveling the position battle with 13 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. Boone emerged as an early favorite in spring in the competition with Roc Thomas and Mack Brown, and helped his case with a handful of explosive runs. Thomas had a nice gain on a screen pass and ripped off a 15-yard run. This competition will be one to focus on during the final two preseason games as the Vikings look to find the running back who will help them replace what they lost from Jerick McKinnon's departure. -- Courtney Cronin 

Six Vikings injured in preseason game; some out for year 

Vikings honor Tony Sparano before preseason game

 


CHARGERS 24, SEAHAWKS 14 

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RUSSIAN LUXURY: 2015 DARTZ 'BLACK SHARK' PROMBRON



It's described as the 'Emperor of the road' and the first real 'Spy Kar'. It is designed for Russian Federation's leaders and inspired by powerful Black Shark military helicopter. The Prombron Black Shark is a battle-ready armored SUV built atop a Mercedes AMG GL platform.

Dartz use movie references with its introduction of the Black Shark, partly because its vehicles have found fame in movies like The Dictator and The November Man.

"Up until this point approved by 2 former 007 agents - Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, the DartZ cars have been mainly used by the opposite side in the movie conflict - the villains."  

It's offered with the option of a modified version of the twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 from the GL63 AMG, or a modified version of the twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 from the GL65 AMG. Granted, you're feeling like royalty you can advance it with 1500 bhp. 

The Black Shark is customized with security features such as electrochromatic windows for your privacy, custom safety (disappearing) coach doorhandles (with anti-papparazzi shock-device),Kevlar-Titanium body to prevent the use of magnetic mines, rotating bulletproof grill with DartZ badge and your customizable monogram as well asarmoring up to grade B7 using patented Soviet technology Kapsula for the guaranteed comfort even in the toughest of environments today's world provides. It has the Golden Eye feature implementing fingerprint & retina scanner for additional safety.

The interior is diamond encrusted and has the  finest materials supplied by Italy's best - Luxpel, and their special division Kolonial Touch IMPbRIA, using laser engraving and tanning. Options include stingray, alligator, ostrich, crocodile, python, along with shark-skin & sheep-skin floor mats. All interior work is hand-assembled by masters of their craft.

Written by: Olivia W.

Source: dartzgrupa dartz gizmag topgear

Prince Pays Tribute to Vanity of Vanity 6 During His First Show of Australian Tour


Australia is the surprise first global leg of his Piano and a Microphone solo tour, a tour which didn’t exist a month ago but will be talked about for years. 

His first Melbourne show at the State Theatre was particularly emotionally charged — Prince admitting he’d just found out about the death of Denise Matthews, aka Vanity, his ex-girlfriend from the early ‘80s and protoge when she fronted the band Vanity 6.

“Someone dear to us has passed away, I’m gonna dedicate this song to her,” Prince said before playing a touching version of Little Red Corvette with a touch of Dirty Mind — songs from the era when they were together.

He changed the lyrics to The Ladder to describe his relationship with Vanity and, for an encore, replaced the final words of The Beautiful Ones, 'my knees', with 'Denise'.

Unusually chatty and candid, he continued going off script. “Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply. She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be. She and I would fight. She was very headstrong cause she knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity to tell you that.”

Prince then opened up about a fight where he threatened to throw Vanity in the pool. She said “You can’t throw me in the pool, you’re too little”. He then asked his six foot bodyguard Chick to do the dirty work for him.

“I probably shouldn’t be telling this story,“ he said, “but she’d want us to celebrate her life and not mourn her.”
 

n her 1997 book, Blame It On Vanity, Denise claimed that Prince was the only man she ever truly loved, Jet Magazine reported.

They first met at the 1980 American Music Awards and Prince later asked her to be the lead singer of Vanity 6, a band known for their sexually explicit lyrics. 

The pop power couple later famously posed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine together in April 1983.

During one song he tapped his feet to make a beat, demonstrating he was wearing shoes that flash and light up, similar to the ones kids have.

News.com.au reports, that the show was delightfully loose. “Space is part of the music,” he noted at one point.

After an encore Prince asked “Mind if I jam a little?” Not when that jam becomes a medley of Raspberry Beret, Paisley Park, Starfish and Coffee and a jaw-dropping version of Adore, again for Vanity. You really felt you were watching something special, a glimpse into his heart that would never be repeated. Phones weren’t allowed or used, and there were no media photographers. It lives on only in memory.
 

Prince has recently embarked on his first Australian tour in four years - and will play New Zealand for the first time ever next week.

He surprised fans by announcing the Piano And A Microphone tour on Twitter earlier this month, having cancelled several European dates after the Paris terror attacks.


Source: DailyMail, News.com
 

Dave Mirra 1974-2016

BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, Dave Mirra, 41 years of age, was found in his car deceased with a gun shot wound to the head. 

Greenville, NC Police Department released a statement on Facebook about his death and his impact on the BMX community as well as the Greenville community: 

Mirra was an accomplished BMX rider and one of the most decorated athletes in ESPN's X Games history, medaling every year from 1995 to 2008 and winning 14 gold medals. He had a record of 24 career medals until 2013. 

He hosted MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" and had two video games that carried his name, was also in exclusive company with Shaun White as the only athletes to win multiple gold medals over three X Games. Mirra was also tied with Tony Hawk and Joe Parsons as the fastest athletes to win 14 X Games medals. It took them eight appearances to reach the mark.

He also joined Subaru Rally Team USA in a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI after snagging his first rally win in New Hampshire at the 2009 Team O'Neil Rally; earning him a position on Team USA. 

Dave Mirra is survived by his wife, Lauren, and two children.

Suicide affects us all, if you or anyone you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors please seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK

Written by: Olivia W.
 Source: deadspin.com espn.com bmxnews.com

2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG

Contrived out of a partnership in 1979 between Mercedes-Benz and Steyr and Puch of Austria, the Steyr-Daimler-Puch Gelaendewagen was (and still is) virtually hand-built in Austria. It started out as a spartan but incredibly strong off-roader designed for the world's armed forces. Those familiar with this rig usually call it by its nickname, G-wagen. 

Throughout it's life span, the G-wagen became a luxury vehicle. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG definitely qualifies as majestic. 

The five passenger G-Class by Mercedes-Benz comes in two trims, and is nicely equipped in the base model. Standard equipment includes: 18” alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, powered and heated side mirrors, powered sunroof, automated wipers, parking sensors (front/rear), parking camera, collision mitigation system, remote entry/start, two-zone climate control, leather seating, powered and heated front seating, tilt and telescope steering wheel (powered), 7” touchscreen with voice command, GPS, Bluetooth/iPod/USB integration, HD radio and radio and 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Upgrades can add larger wheels, stop-start system, heated steering wheel, rear seat entertainment center, custom interior accents and more. Under the hood is a capable 5.5-liter V8 engine that’s rated at 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. 

There are carbon fiber panels across the dashboard and doors, the swank Napa quilted seats, and the easy, intuitive computer screen and entertainment technology are fresh and relevant, designed well for the current age. 

To most, this $200,000 G-Wagen is worth stuntin in. 

By: Olivia W

Source: 
Bloomberg.com  Caranddriver.com nadaguides.com  edmunds.com