According to a suggestion from Energy Star, which is a federal program managed jointly by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, we should keep the temperatures of our homes at a minimum of 78 degrees when home, 82 degrees when sleeping and 85 degrees when away from home.

Yeah right! In my home it’s 68 degrees in the summer, 68 degrees at night when I’m sleeping, and even when I’m away from home (so it’s cold when I return). I can assure you 75-85 degrees in my home, anytime, would not make me very happy at all.

To be clear, only a few states have a Summer temperature averaging higher than 80 degrees. According to NOAA National Climatic Data, the states with the hottest average summer temperature average only 81.1 degrees. This means that Energy Star is essentially recommending people just do not use air conditioning in the summer, even in the hottest states like Texas and Louisiana.

President Trump has “assured NRA president Wayne LaPierre that he would not support universal background check legislation” reported the National Review. Apparently, the president called LaPierre on the phone today and told him the news.

After the horrific El Paso murders at the beginning of this month, there has been a discussion on capitol hill that Trump may support stricter background checks for purchasing firearms. According to the National Review report, Trump “called LaPierre on August 7 to gauge the NRA’s support for the proposal but was quickly rebuffed.”

The proposal is referencing a press conference Trump gave in the White House Rose Garden just days after the two mass shootings where he mentioned a change in background check legislation could be coming.

Just hours ago, Wayne LaPierre tweeted from the official account for the NRA:

The NYPD police officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has been fired, confirmed Commissioner James O’Neill Monday afternoon.

“Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner that sparked nationwide outrage, has been fired, Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday afternoon — spurring a furious response from the department’s police union, which blasted the decision as caving to ‘anti-police extremists,’” reports Fox News.

“None of us can take back our decisions,” O’Neill told reporters, “especially when they lead to the death of another human being.”

“I agree, he can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer,” O’Neill said.

Pantaleo was suspended earlier this month after a judge recommended his removal from the NYPD.

“He has chosen to cringe in fear of the anti-police extremists, rather than standing up for New Yorkers who want a functioning police department, with cops who are empowered to protect them and their families,” New York City Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement. “With this decision, Commissioner O’Neill has opened the door for politicians to dictate the outcome of every single NYPD disciplinary proceeding, without any regard for the facts of the case or police officers’ due process rights.”

Read the full report at Fox News.

Law enforcement has been met with such vitriol in the last few months that if our country does not wake up soon, no one will protect it. A movement of anti-cop rhetoric has been sweeping the nation, and it is starting with liberal politicians. They verbally attack border agents, drug enforcement agents and say police officers are guilty of abuse of power.

In New York City just weeks ago MULTIPLE videos emerged of citizens and even young children heckling and throwing buckets of water on the very police tasked to keep them safe. Police are now forced to be monitored 24/7 with bodycams and can pretty much expect any suspects or bystanders filming their every word and movement on their cell phones.

At what point will being under the microscope and fearing that a routine traffic stop could end their life make law enforcement want to throw their hands in the air and say “forget it.” Because frankly, I wouldn’t blame them. Aside from President Trump, and other conservative leadership, these brave men and women do not have backup. Democrats and the left are transparently anti-law enforcement and will always support the “victims” despite the circumstances.

The mountainous uphill battle that our law enforcement is currently facing is unequivocally clear in the below video. While officers, SWAT and negotiators endured an astounding eight hour standoff yesterday into early this morning with a known drug criminal, were heckled and taunted by locals and neighbors. There are no words to express the reality of the situation. Here you have cops who are risking their lives, their family’s livelihoods, their children’s future, and for what? For the very people who they are risking everything for. To the citizens of Philadelphia, how does this not get through your thick skulls. Who do you think you call when someone shoots at your family or breaks into your home or tries to sell your child drugs?

This nonsense is just as odd and barbaric as the actions taken by the shooter that shot 6 officers.

Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy revealed that he had multiple broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone. Although it is theoretically possible for the hyoid bone to be broken in a suicide by hanging, it is much more common for the bone to be broken in strangulation murders, The Washington Post reported.

Keep in mind, Epstein allegedly killed himself by hanging himself with a prison bed sheet that was tied to the top bunk of a bed and then kneeling towards the floor. It is very unlikely that could result in such aggressive damage to the neck.

This news comes after we discovered that the guards at the facility were likely falsifying log entries to make it appear like they were checking in on Epstein, as they were supposed to every 30 minutes, but the guards fell asleep and did not check on him for up to three hours.

Police should be collecting all camera footage from the entire areas in and around the MCC to identify anyone that was in the vicinity before and after Epstein’s death. Unfortunately, they cannot use the video of Epstein in his cell because the camera was pointed the wrong way, coincidentally.