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  1. Taco Salad made by real Germans <b> Taco Salad Taco Salad 1−1/2 Pound Ground beef Bottled French dressing 1/4 Cup Onion, chopped 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon Dried oregano, crushed 1/2 Head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded 2 Tomatoes, cut in wedges 8 Ounce Can corn, drained 8 Ounce Can garbanzo beans, drain 1/2 Cup Radish slices 1−6 1/2 oz Package Tortilla or corn chips 1 Avocado, peeled and sliced 4 Ounce Cheddar cheese, shredded Pitted black olives, sliced Sour cream Brown meat and drain off fat. Add 1/3 cup French dressing, onion, salt, pepper and oregano. Simmer 5 minutes. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, corn, beans, radishes and enough dressing to moisten. Toss lightly. For each salad, serve meat mixture over tortilla chips. Top with lettuce mixture, avocado, cheese, olives and sour cream, as desired.
  2. Biggest offseason need for Buffalo Bills Heading into the draft and free agency, ESPN thinks Buffalo’s biggest need is on offense. Add an offensive playmaker. The Bills struck gold this offseason with the additions of John Brown, Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary. The trio immediately improved a well-below-average offense from 2018. But Buffalo still lacks a home run hitter -- a player who is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Such an addition would help quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills' offense, turning Buffalo into a true contender. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques The Athletic picks the Bills as most surprising team of year In The Athletic's 2019 NFL Awards article, the 52 panelists who voted on several awards believe the Bills had the most surprising season of any NFL team, finishing the season 10-7 with a playoff appearance. Most Surprising Team: Buffalo Bills (18 out of 52 votes) Midseason pick: San Francisco 49ers (36 votes) Preseason pick: Carolina Panthers (10 votes) Considering the Bills entered the season with an over/under of 7.5 wins in Vegas, the fact that they finished with 10 wins for the first time since 1999 qualifies them as the league's most surprising team. Brandon Beane injected the offense with talent mostly by way of free agency. A revamped offensive line and the additions of John Brown and Cole Beasley helped Josh Allen take a noticeable step forward in his second season. The progress on offense along with the continued elite play on defense elevated this team to the postseason. While the Jets generated all of the offseason hype, the Bills quietly built a winning roster. —Matthew Fairburn 2. PFF's analysis on how the Bills can make a Super Bowl run in 2020 After Wild Card Weekend, PFF looked into how the Bills can improve in 2020. BUFFALO BILLS (10-7) The Bills went into Saturday afternoon's game against the Houston Texans as our 10th-best team in terms of PFF ELO, about two points better than an average team on a neutral field. They won six of their seven games that were decided by eight points or more, but only four of 10 close games. While they are still searching for their first playoff win since 1995, Buffalo is built very well defensively, with a secondary that is a top-six group in the NFL in terms of PFF WAR. They have a top-six group in terms of special teams and acquired some serious talent on the offensive side of the ball in John Brown, Cole Beasley, Ty Nsekhe and Devin Singletary last offseason. Some questions remain, though, as they strive to make the Super Bowl for the first since the 1993 season. After Josh Allen's second NFL season, PFF believes it's similar to Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in 2018. The offenses as a whole and where they rank are not similar, but PFF sees common trends in the way both improved in year two. Allen has a lot going for him. His arm strength is matched by few in the NFL, and his playmaking ability on the ground is surpassed by only Lamar Jackson among signal-callers in the league. The Bills worked around his weaknesses and enhanced his strengths for much of the second half of the season, and a Ravens-level of that approach could certainly work in 2020 (if Brian Daboll returns), but I suspect we'll see a great deal of under money on the Bills' win total for 2020 as a result of the question marks surrounding the former first-round pick. PFF also sees the 2018 Bears and 2019 Bills as having similar defenses when it comes to where they rank and how tough they made it on other offenses to score. Ok, so what's the point? As we've written about several times, coverage is what wins defensively in the NFL, but coverage is not very stable from season to season, and it is very susceptible to injuries. Hyde, Poyer, starting corner Levi Wallace and star linebacker Tremaine Edmunds started all 16 games this season, while White only missed a meaningless Week 17 matchup with the New York Jets. If there are any perturbations to this stability, the Bills may go from a top-five defense to a top-10 one, which, as we've seen, is enough to drag a team down when the quarterback play is iffy. On the other hand, first-round pick Ed Oliver was able to generate 29 total pressures and 21 stops as a part-time player, and McDermott and Frazier have consistently been atop our defensive play-caller rankings during their time with Buffalo. The AFC East is not a division that's exactly replete with great quarterbacks (especially with the question marks surrounding Tom Brady's future), so their schedule might do them some favors on that side of the ball after a relatively easy 2019 slate. It's tough to win consistently with defense in today's NFL, but if a team can do it, it might be the Bills in 2020.
  3. Trump allies draw up plan to limit damage from impeachment trial TRUMP KEEPS EYE ON TRIAL Trump himself is keeping a close eye on the proceedings and has been asking aides and allies what the voters think. Showing some level of anxiety, he was quick to respond on Thursday when reporters asked him about the trial, portraying himself as a victim of a Democratic attempt to oust him. "Our unemployment numbers are the best they've been in over 50 years," he said. "And I've got to go through a hoax, a phony hoax, put out by the Democrats so they can try and win an election that hopefully they're not going to win." Trump has queried aides on the Democratic strategy, and has been particularly curious as to why U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, held up the articles of impeachment the House voted for along party lines in December. Pelosi has said she delayed sending the charges to the Senate in order to put pressure on it to agree to hear new witness testimony. That issue remains unresolved as the trial begins. Two outside Trump allies, former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and former campaign communications director Jason Miller, are conducting two-a-day broadcasts known as "War Room" on conservative radio to gin up outrage against impeachment among the Republican voter base. "For all the talk of the Senate trial being this very stoic, very measured, very deliberative effort, there will be just as much media focus and just as much debating outside of the Senate as of any other time during this impeachment process. The audience here is the entire American public if not the entire world," Miller said in an interview. (Reporting by Steve Holland Editing by Ross Colvin and Paul Simao) Read More © Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 14, 2020. WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies plan to launch a massive effort to limit damage to his chances of re-election as the Senate trial to determine whether to remove him from office gets under way in earnest next week. After an internal White House debate over whether he should leave the country during the trial, Trump plans for now to travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week to play up the strength of the U.S. economy, a major theme in his campaign for re-election in November. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has charged Trump with abuse of office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, and obstructing Congress in its investigation into his conduct. Trump has denied wrongdoing and has accused Democrats of a partisan-driven effort to undo his 2016 election victory. The trial in the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to lead to Trump's ouster, as no Republican senators have voiced support for doing so. But it provides Democrats an unprecedented opportunity on national television over a period of weeks to make the case to the American people that he is unfit for office and should not be re-elected. Conscious of this, people around Trump have drawn up plans to present a different narrative of a president presiding over a strong economy who is an innocent victim of efforts by his political opponents to undermine his presidency. An appearance at Davos could provide some powerful optics of a president intent on doing his job as tumult swirls around him. Some advisers had argued against the trip, feeling Trump's appearance was unnecessary, one source familiar with internal deliberations said. "It allows him to be on the world stage making a major speech about the booming economy that he's helped create with his policies, while the Democrats keep pushing this sham impeachment," a White House official said. The president was leaving himself some wiggle room on whether he would actually make the trip. "I will probably be going to Davos," Trump told reporters on Thursday. Back home, Trump's friends and allies, the Republican National Committee, his re-election campaign and other pro-Trump organizations will shift into battle mode. "We'll hold town halls, we'll hold rallies, we'll hold press conferences, we'll infiltrate Democrat events with supporters of the president to create general disruption,” RNC senior official Rick Gorka said. Republicans plan to hold a "national day of action" in Arizona, Virginia, Florida and elsewhere on Saturday to train activists on messaging, tactics and ways to get involved to defend the president during the trial. The Trump re-election campaign, flush with cash and prepared to spend $10 million on a TV ad to run during the Super Bowl in early February, plans to put supporters on television and radio to defend Trump while also using social media to make the argument he is innocent of the charges and should be re-elected. "We will be using every resource available to the campaign to hold Democrats to account for their purely partisan impeachment," Trump campaign spokeswoman Erin Perrine said. TRUMP KEEPS EYE ON TRIAL Trump himself is keeping a close eye on the proceedings and has been asking aides and allies what the voters think. Showing some level of anxiety, he was quick to respond on Thursday when reporters asked him about the trial, portraying himself as a victim of a Democratic attempt to oust him. "Our unemployment numbers are the best they've been in over 50 years," he said. "And I've got to go through a hoax, a phony hoax, put out by the Democrats so they can try and win an election that hopefully they're not going to win." Trump has queried aides on the Democratic strategy, and has been particularly curious as to why U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, held up the articles of impeachment the House voted for along party lines in December. Pelosi has said she delayed sending the charges to the Senate in order to put pressure on it to agree to hear new witness testimony. That issue remains unresolved as the trial begins. Two outside Trump allies, former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and former campaign communications director Jason Miller, are conducting two-a-day broadcasts known as "War Room" on conservative radio to gin up outrage against impeachment among the Republican voter base. "For all the talk of the Senate trial being this very stoic, very measured, very deliberative effort, there will be just as much media focus and just as much debating outside of the Senate as of any other time during this impeachment process. The audience here is the entire American public if not the entire world," Miller said in an interview.
  4. Mayflower Diaries Found in New Hampshire Thrift Store for $6 Flagg Eagleton Pilgrim Fan Fiction New light is shining on the 102 Puritans who set sail from England in the Spring of 1492. A bundle of diaries from different people have turned up after a couple bought a box of old letters and photos…for six dollars.
  5. Tremaine Edm Tremaine Edmunds named to first Pro Bowl Chris Brown BILLS INSIDER It looks like the population of Buffalo Bills at the Pro Bowl just went up by one. LB Tremaine Edmunds was added to the Pro Bowl roster on Thursday and will play in the game on Sunday, Jan. 26th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Edmunds will join teammate CB Tre'Davious White as Pro Bowl participants. Both were instrumental in helping Buffalo repeat as a top three defense in 2019. White led the league in interceptions with New England's Stephon Gilmore, and Edmunds led the Bills in tackles with 115 and was tied for second in tackles for loss and pass breakups. He is the first player in NFL history to record two 100-plus tackle seasons by the age of 21. Edmunds was a first alternate in his second NFL season and with New England LB Dont'a Hightower sitting out the Pro Bowl due to injury, the Bills linebacker was the next man up. Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen, who worked against him for two straight days during inter-squad practices in training camp this past summer, believes the trajectory of Edmunds' career is only pointed up. "He's a big, physical guy with a ton of physical attributes which will carry over to this league," Olsen said. "From everything I've heard from guys I know there he's a great kid. He works hard. He's smart. There aren't a lot of guys running around who look like that, so I think he's got a bright future." Lorenzo Alexander is the last Bills linebacker to go to the Pro Bowl, doing so after he had a career season in 2015 with 12.5 sacks. The Pro Bowl airs on ESPN at 3 pm on Jan. 26th. unds named to first Pro Bowl
  6. FACT CHECK : Yes, Nancy Pelosi Moved Billions from SSI to Cover Impeachment Costs OH BOY, SHE NEVER STOPS. Fallis Gunnington "Junk News" Fact Check, Fake News Fact-Check The Claim: Nancy Pelosi moved $2.4 billion from social security funding to cover the cost of Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings. The report was made in an article published on the America’s Last Line of Defense satire network and was clearly labeled as such. Despite that fact and the dubiously named author “Fallis Gunnington”, (“Phallus” is a synonym for “penis”), the article has been shared by nearly one million pea-brained trumpchumps clamoring about losing their social security.
  7. Justice Department Leads Effort to Seize Backpage.Com, the Internet’s Leading Forum for Prostitution Ads, and Obtains 93-Count Federal Indictment Note: To view the indictment click here. The Justice Department today announced the seizure of Backpage.com, the Internet’s leading forum for prostitution ads, including ads depicting the prostitution of children. Additionally, seven individuals have been charged in a 93-count federal indictment with the crimes of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution using a facility in interstate or foreign commerce, facilitating prostitution using a facility in interstate or foreign commerce, conspiracy to commit money laundering, concealment money laundering, international promotional money laundering, and transactional money laundering.| The seven defendants charged in the indictment are Michael Lacey, 69, of Paradise Valley, Arizona; James Larkin, 68, of Paradise Valley, Arizona; Scott Spear, 67, of Scottsdale, Arizona; John E. “Jed” Brunst, 66, of Phoenix, Arizona; Daniel Hyer, 49, of Dallas, Texas; Andrew Padilla, 45, of Plano, Texas and Jaala Joye Vaught, 37, of Addison, Texas. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange for the District of Arizona, U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna of the Central District of California, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell and Chief Don Fort of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) made the announcement. “For far too long, Backpage.com existed as the dominant marketplace for illicit commercial sex, a place where sex traffickers frequently advertised children and adults alike,” said Attorney General Sessions. “But this illegality stops right now. Last Friday, the Department of Justice seized Backpage, and it can no longer be used by criminals to promote and facilitate human trafficking. I want to thank everyone who made this important seizure possible: all of our dedicated and committed professionals in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and our U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Arizona, the FBI, our partners with the IRS Criminal Investigation, our Postal Inspectors, and the Texas and California Attorney Generals’ offices. With their help, we have put an end to the violence, abuse, and heartache that has been perpetrated using this site, and we have taken a major step toward keeping women and children across America safe.” “Backpage has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking, placing profits over the well-being and safety of the many thousands of women and children who were victimized by its practices,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange. “It is appropriate that Backpage is now facing criminal charges in Arizona, where the company was founded, and I applaud the tremendous efforts of the agents who contributed to last Friday’s enforcement action and who assisted in obtaining the indictment in this case. Some of the internal emails and company documents described in the indictment are shocking in their callousness.” “This website will no longer serve as a platform for human traffickers to thrive, and those who were complicit in its use to exploit human beings for monetary gain will be held accountable for their heinous actions,” said FBI Director Wray. “Whether on the street or on the Internet, sex trafficking will not be tolerated. Together with our law enforcement partners, the FBI will continue to vigorously combat this activity and protect those who are victimized.” “The events of last Friday and today are a big win, not only for the agents who investigated these crimes, but more importantly for the victims, including children, who were harmed as a consequence of the alleged actions of Backpage.com,” said Chief Postal Inspector Cottrell. “By laundering the illegal gains of an enterprise, Backpage perpetuated the exploitation of victims and continued to finance their business. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to protecting our customers by stopping the money laundering to ensure the cycle of victimization ends.” “An indictment of this magnitude is particularly troubling when you look at the various layers of corruption and exploitation that are alleged to have occurred,” said IRS-CI Chief Fort. “The masterminds behind Backpage are not only alleged to have committed egregious amounts of financial crimes such as money laundering, they did so at the expense of innocent women and children. While these types of investigations can be made more challenging with the use of virtual currency, offshore banking, and the anonymity of the Internet, it should serve as an example to all criminals that there is not a place they can hide where we will not find them.” The charges and allegations contained in an indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The effort to seize Backpage was led by the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, with significant support from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, the office of the California Attorney General, and the office of the Texas Attorney General. The law enforcement agencies conducting the investigation and seizure include the FBI Phoenix Field Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and IRS-CI. The criminal case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Rapp, Dominic Lanza, and Margaret Perlmeter of the District of Arizona and Senior Trial Attorney Reginald E. Jones of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kucera of the Central District of California is handling the asset forfeiture aspects of the case.
  8. January 15, 1967: Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl On this day in 1967,January 15, 1967: Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl On this day in 1967,January 15, 1967: Packers face Chiefs in first Super BowlOn this day in 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football.In the mid-1960s, the intense competition for players and fans between the National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL) led to talks of a possible merger. It was decided that the winners of each league’s championship would meet each year in a single game to determine the “world champion of football.”In that historic first game–played before a non-sell-out crowd of 61,946 people–Green Bay scored three touchdowns in the second half to defeat Kansas City 35-10. Led by MVP quarterback Bart Starr, the Packers benefited from Max McGee’s stellar receiving and a key interception by safety Willie Wood. For their win, each member of the Packers collected $15,000: the largest single-game share in the history of team sports.Postseason college games were known as “bowl” games, and AFL founder Lamar Hunt suggested that the new pro championship be called the “Super Bowl.” The term was officially introduced in 1969, along with roman numerals to designate the individual games. In 1970, the NFL and AFL merged into one league with two conferences, each with 13 teams. Since then, the Super Bowl has been a face-off between the winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) for the NFL championship and the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for the legendary Packers coach who guided his team to victory in the first two Super Bowls.Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial American holiday, complete with parties, betting pools and excessive consumption of food and drink. On average, 80 to 90 million people are tuned into the game on TV at any given moment, while some 130-140 million watch at least some part of the game. The commercials shown during the game have become an attraction in themselves, with TV networks charging as much as $2.5 million for a 30-second spot and companies making more expensive, high-concept ads each year. The game itself has more than once been upstaged by its elaborate pre-game or halftime entertainment, most recently in 2004 when Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” resulted in a $225,000 fine for the TV network airing the game, CBS, and tighter controls on televised indecency. If you want a committed man, look in a mentalhospital. LIVE Every Moment, LOVE Everyday ! Eh!....your moma dont live here!, PLEASE clean up after yourself!!
  9. RETIRED HUSBAND After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to WalMart. Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local WalMart: Dear Mrs. Harris: Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion, in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to, ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras: 1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking. 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom. 4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money. We don't have a Code 3. 5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway. 6. August 14: Moved a, 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged. 8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called. 9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose. 10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were. 11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while, loudly humming the, 'Mission Impossible' theme. 12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his, 'Madonna Look' using different sizes of funnels. 13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!' 14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed; 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!' 15. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room? And last, but not least: 16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile; then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.
  10. British doctors earning thousands from 'virgin repair' ops on young women Some private clinics charge up to £3,000 for the invasive procedure - called hymenoplasty - and are luring patients in with advertisements that promise the surgery can 'restore your innocence' and are '100 per cent safe' News Charities believe hundreds of patients are undergoing the procedure in the UK every year (file pic) (Image: Getty Images/EyeEm) Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from Mirror - daily news Subscribe We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice Invalid Email British doctors are earning thousands of pounds a time performing 'revirginisation' surgery on young women forced to prove they are 'pure' to their families. The young women - many of which are Muslim - are undergoing 'virginity repair' operations to 'ensure' they are 'pure' for their wedding night. Some private clinics charge up to £3,000 for the invasive procedure - called hymenoplasty - and are luring patients with with advertisements that promise the surgery can 'restore your innocence' and are '100 per cent safe'. An investigation by the Sunday Times found there to be at least 22 clinics offering the service privately, mostly in London. Campaigners have accused the clinics of capitalising on the fears of patients, the majority of which are young Muslim women from Middle Eastern and Asian families under pressure to be 'untouched' when they marry. Extramarital sex, or zina, is forbidden by the Koran.