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  • Historic Tampa Cigar Factory Destroyed by Fire

    07/05/2015 10:29:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jul 5, 2015
    A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire. Authorities say the roof and floors of the Palmetto Beach Cigar Factory collapsed in the fire which broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. The fire marshal said the building is considered a total loss. It's unclear whether anyone was inside at the time. Firefighters were not able to enter the building for safety reasons. They had the fire under control in less than two hours, but were still putting out hot spots on Sunday afternoon.
  • America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-

    07/05/2015 4:13:26 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 50 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 05 jul 15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full title--- America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-a while McDonald's is at the bottom of the heap in new survey The annual American Consumer Satisfaction index polled 70,000 people for their opinions on various consumer offerings, including fast food. In its first year on the index, the Southern-born, Christian-run sandwich chain debuted at the top.
  • Apple Is Forcing Ubiquity And Conformity On Consumers

    07/05/2015 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 4, 2015 | by Theo Priestley
    Being locked into a single ecosystem isn’t necessarily a good thing I stepped off a train in London one morning and it struck me how many genuine and knock-off Barbour quilted jackets were among the commuter throng. And it made me think about just how commonplace they’ve become to the point that they’ve diluted their own brand image. “By Appointment to Her Majesty” has now become “By Appointment to Everyone”. It’s the same with the Hipster trend. Humans naturally struggle with their own identity so seek to adopt one from a group to feel included. Individuality is lost to conformity....
  • Apple iPhone seizes (US) share from rivals

    07/05/2015 11:50:00 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015
    comScore has released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for May 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.5 percent OEM market share. Smartphone OEM Market Share189.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (76.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in May.* Apple ranked as the top OEM with 43.5 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 1.8 percentage points from February). Samsung ranked second with 28.7 percent market share (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by LG with 8.2 percent, Motorola with 4.9 percent and HTC...
  • Trump Proud To Be Fighting For A Secure Border (Trump, Cruz vs virtually everyone else)

    07/05/2015 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 82 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | Posted on: July 5, 2015 | Posted by: Paul Ebeling
    Trump Proud To Be Fighting For A Secure Border Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump US Senator Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush for their attacks on his statements about illegal immigration charging that both Florida politicians are soft on the issue. “I am very proud to be fighting for a strong and secure border,” he said. “This is a very important issue, which all the other candidates would have ignored had I not started this important discussion. “I will fix the border. No one else knows where to begin,” Mr. Trump said. In New Hampshire, Mr. Bush said...
  • Why Your Keurig Is Your New Favorite Bartender

    07/04/2015 9:02:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | Jackie Cooperman
    Is your kitchen crammed with tools and appliances you rarely put to use? Give them a new job: cocktails! Sure, your French press was meant for making coffee — not sangria — but it’s actually perfect for whipping up the latter. Here’s a recipe for doing just that — and three more hacks for using common appliances to put fresh twists on summer sippers. Sure, it’s meant for making fruit and veggie smoothies, but the NutriBullet is also a great summer drinks tool, says Yusef Austin, “cocktail architect” for BR Guest Hospitality, which includes Dos Caminos.
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their country’s birth and today’s global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nation’s Capitol....
  • Miss Bosnia and Playboy Model Reportedly Linked to (5) Mob Murders 21

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 2, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch
    Slobodanka Tosic is pictured in this undated Facebook photo. Tosic, a Playboy model and former Miss Bosnia, has been extradited after reportedly being linked with five murders and a string of robberies. (Handout/Postmedia Network) 1 Change text size for the storyPrint this story Report an error A former Miss Bosnia and Playboy model has been taken into custody for links to five Mob murders in her home country, according to local media. Croatia extradited Slobodanka Tosic, 29, earlier this week. She's one of 32 people rounded up in Operation Doll, an investigation into five murders and a string of robberies...
  • SiriusXM settles lawsuit on royalties for songs made before ’72

    07/04/2015 6:25:17 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    New York Times via SF Gate ^ | Saturday, June 27, 2015 | no byline
    For the past two years, the music industry has been watching a series of lawsuits centered on an obscure aspect of copyright law: whether the performers on older recordings should get royalties when their songs are played on digital radio services. One of those lawsuits was settled Friday when SiriusXM, the satellite radio provider, announced it would pay $210 million to the major record companies over its broadcasting of songs made before 1972. ...two years ago members of the 1960s band the Turtles, whose hits included “Happy Together” sued Sirius in three federal courts, saying their songs before 1972 were...
  • Donald Trump says he may re-open Trump University

    07/04/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:21 PM | BY Ken Lovett
    Confident he is going to beat back a $40 million fraud lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, billionaire developer Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering re-opening his defunct Trump University.
  • These places have the slowest Internet in the country

    h2>Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through. If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T (T, Tech30) from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up in the 1990s. There are a handful of other examples from researchers at M-Lab, which provides tools to assess Internet performance. In some cases, Internet speeds can be as slow as 0.5 Megabits per second. Take Seattle, where CenturyLink (CTL) customers trying to access particular sites from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will...
  • What the Declaration of Independence Really Claimed

    07/04/2015 8:16:42 AM PDT · by unlearner · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Randy Barnett
    Today, while all Americans have heard of the Declaration of Independence, all too few have read more than its second sentence. Yet the Declaration shows the natural rights foundation of the American Revolution and provides important information about what the founders believed makes a constitution or government legitimate. It also raises the question of how these fundamental rights are reconciled with the idea of “the consent of the governed,” another idea for which the Declaration is famous. When reading the Declaration, it is worth keeping in mind two very important facts. The Declaration constituted high treason against the Crown. Every...
  • Windows 7 Reaches 60 Percent Market Share for the First Time in History

    07/04/2015 8:04:58 AM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    SoftPedia ^ | July 1, 2015 | (none)
    Windows 10 is almost here and since Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be allowed to upgrade to the new OS without paying a single cent, usage of these two versions increases on a daily basis. Statistics provided by Net Applications show that Window 7 has reached a market share of 60.98 percent in June 2015, obviously remaining the number one desktop operating system in the whole world. Windows 8.1 is second in this list with 13.12 percent, while Windows XP is still being used by 13.12 percent of the PC owners across the world. Windows 8 has dropped even...
  • Looking forward to getting Windows 10 the day it ships? Yeah, about that... (MS rollout plan)

    07/04/2015 7:24:30 AM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | July 2, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Microsoft has shared more details about how it plans to roll out Windows 10 beginning later this month. We already knew the OS will start shipping to members of the Windows Insider program on July 29. On Thursday, however, Microsoft OS boss Terry Myerson explained in a blog post that not everyone should expect to receive their updates on that date. "From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th," Myerson wrote. "Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users." What's more, he...
  • Another day, ANOTHER Windows 10 build for us Insiders (10162 w/ISO)

    07/04/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Microsoft's "Windows Insider" fast track is living up to its name, with build 10162 released yesterday, making it three builds in four days since 10158 appeared on 29 June. One difference this time round is that you can download the ISO image in one of 22 languages. The download page is headed "April update" at the time of writing, but expand the downloads and you find build 10162. The ISO image enables testing of clean installs, and suggests that this may qualify as a "slow" preview; the more stable builds which are made available to all testers. This is also...
  • Left-Wing Activists Target Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:49:11 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 45 replies
    The River 97.3 ^ | July 4th 2015 @ 9am | Patrick Howley
    An activist who works for one of Washington’s top left-wing pressure organizations appears to have succeeded in stripping Donald Trump of his business relationship with the general store chain Macy’s. Read more: http://www.theriver973.com/articles/national-news-104668/leftwing-activists-target-donald-trump-13730648#ixzz3evkDAtOI
  • Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Wall And Ted Cruz Agrees

    07/04/2015 4:44:07 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Posted: July 4, 2015
    Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has once again come in for a barrage of criticism as a result of his comments about immigration into the United States. This time Trump has latched onto the tragic murder of tourist Kate Steinle who was shot and killed Wednesday at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Trump used the announcement of his presidential campaign to brand Mexican immigrants as “Criminals, drug runners and rapists.” Trump’s comments have been widely criticized as xenophobic and have led to his being dropped by NBC and Nascar amongst others. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2224512/donald-trump-wants-to-build-a-border-wall-and-ted-cruz-agrees/#gkePc0SsY83xYeiF.99
  • Colorado Stoner Resort Plans Go Straight to Pot

    07/04/2015 2:11:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    THE AURORA SENTINEL ^ | July 3, 2015
    CannaCamp couldn't cultivate kush resort after national derision becomes a real downerA planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting CannaCamp announced Thursday that the resort won’t open after all. The MaryJane Group, which runs marijuana-friendly inns in Denver and Silverthorne, announced that it hopes to find a new home for CannaCamp by 2016. Guests who already booked stays starting at $395 per person per night are being offered stays...
  • Five Connecticut Bros Put Their Minds Together to Revolutionize Beer Pong

    07/04/2015 12:35:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Eater ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Khushbu Shah
    Never play with dirty ping pong balls again. Leave it to a group of Connecticut bros to solve the world's biggest problem: The unhygienic nature of beer pong. If a player misses their shot — which well, happens more frequently the drunker someone gets — the ping pong ball will most likely hit the dirty floor. And no matter how much one tries to clean it off with their shirt, it's still kind of gross that someone must eventually drink the beer in which it lands. To combat this, the bros created the "Slip Cup" which "provides a way to...
  • Enough of this charade: Greece must be told to leave the euro

    07/03/2015 10:28:53 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 29 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 03 Jul 2015 | Jeremy Warner
    As the Greek debt standoff approaches its final denouement – oh please let it be so – judgments are becoming easier to make. The most obvious (obvious all along, it might be said) is that the sooner Greece leaves the euro, the better. If a legal way of forcing the Greeks out can be found, it should be used. In any case, this debilitating charade has carried on quite long enough. For once, the German high command is correct; even if some sort of a compromise could be cobbled together, Greece’s hard-Left Syriza-led government couldn’t be trusted to implement the...
  • Police detain soldier walking around NC mall with rifle, ammunition

    07/03/2015 8:50:02 PM PDT · by rikkir · 45 replies
    Fox News / Associated Press ^ | 7/3/2015 | Associated Press
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the public" in connection with Thursday's incident at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville. A statement from the Fayetteville Police Department says Wolfinger was preparing to have photographs taken with the military equipment and rifle when 911 calls were received of an armed male at the mall.
  • Donald Trump Pledges To ‘Secure Our Border’ Following San Francisco Pier 14 Fatal Shooting

    07/03/2015 8:06:14 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Donald Trump reignited the call to secure U.S. borders just hours after federal officials said the man arrested in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman was an undocumented immigrant who had previously been deported five times. CBS San Francisco reached out the Donald Trump presidential campaign who then released this written statement: Link to full story: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/07/03/donald-trump-pledges-to-secure-our-border-following-san-francisco-pier-14-fatal-shooting-immigration-tourist/
  • Donald Trump Wins in Battle Against Political Correctness

    07/03/2015 7:49:10 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | 5:27 pm | By Jeff Crouere , CP Op-ed Contributor
    When Donald Trump announced for President, he made some strong statements about the immigration problems facing our nation. He said that Mexico was "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people." In essence, Trump noted that Mexico was not sending their scientists and scholars to America. In his speech, he mentioned the while immigrants are taking jobs in this country; corporations like Ford are setting up plants in Mexico. To deal with the crisis, Trump vowed to build a border fence and have Mexico pay for it. This kind of tough talk resonated with...
  • Owner of Maine inn made $900,000 through essay contest

    07/03/2015 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    DailyJournalOnline ^ | July 3, 2015 | staff reporter
    CENTER LOVELL, Maine (AP) — State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1Ugn5dO ) reports that state police said in their investigation that Janice Sage, owner of the Center Lovell Inn, charged a $125 entry fee per essay and got 7,255 entries. Sage won the 210-year-old inn in a similar essay contest in 1993
  • Blue State Blues: Trump Understands the American Consumer – So the Media Hate Him

    07/03/2015 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2015 | by Joel B. Pollak
    This week, a new CNN survey showed that despite the national outrage over the Confederate flag, a majority of Americans view it as “a symbol of Southern pride” rather than a “symbol of racism.” The poll results contrasted sharply with CNN’s editorial approach to the flag, which had been to inflame public opinion around the issue. Much the same is happening with Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican running for president: the media hate him, but he is surging in GOP polls. The left has a convenient, and false, explanation for all of this: America is racist, and the Republican Party...
  • Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration (Welcome Ted Cruz, welcome)

    07/03/2015 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 at 8:27 PM | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration. Cruz (R-Tex.), in an interview with "Meet the Press" praised Trump for talking about immigration. Trump has made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, leading Macy's and Univision to sever ties with Trump. Cruz, speaking during his book tour in Marietta, GA., said he likes Trump, whom Cruz said is "bold" and "brash." Cruz said he's not going to attack Trump. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/03/ted-cruz-continues-to-defend-donald-trump-on-immigration/
  • What is so hard about building a border fence? It's just like building a highway. BUILD ONE.

    07/03/2015 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 89 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | (me - frustrated vanity)
    Ok I was just thinking about our southern border. We actually have two borders, but one is high priority, and the only person speaking up is Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz is also somewhat. What in the world is so difficult about building a border fence? It's not that complex. We have freeways which are far, far more complex, from coast to coast, in the north, in the center of the country, and in the south. We have roads all over America, in every town, in every county, in all 50 states. All over the place. We cannot build a...
  • Greek Banks Considering 30% Haircut On Deposits Over €8,000: FT

    07/03/2015 4:58:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 7-3-15 | Zero Hedge
    Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000. Meanwhile, Yanis Varoufakis swears this is nothing but a "malicious rumor": FT report of a Gk Bank Bail In is a malicious rumour...
  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    07/03/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city’s Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure. The city would create an app for licensed taxis and help pay for their GPS technology. The regulation so far does not specify what Uber and other app-based drivers would have to pay to operate. Licensed cabbies have staged protests demanding authorities arrest Uber drivers and...
  • Touring world's largest pump station? 5 things to know

    07/03/2015 3:43:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The world's largest drainage pump station, in Plaquemines Parish, could be opened for a public tour this fall during a campaign to educate West Bank residents about their $4 billion flood protection system. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West officials are considering an open house as they ask West Jefferson voters for a $5.5 million property tax increase and Algiers voters for a 30-year tax renewal for flood protection.Officials say the money is needed to cover $34 million in expenses associated with operation and maintenance of 100 miles of levees, floodwalls and floodgates built after Hurricane Katrina. Last year, the authority...
  • Baker Has a Message for the Gov’t Official Who Just Fined Him $135,000 for Declining......

    07/03/2015 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Baker Has a Message for the Gov’t Official Who Just Fined Him $135,000 for Declining a Gay Wedding Cake: ‘He’s Doing This With the Wrong Christian Just hours after Oregon officials announced that Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, would be fined $135,000 for their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, Aaron Klein had a message for government officials: He has no plans of backing down. “He wants to silence anyone who opposes his point of view,” Klein told TheBlaze, speaking specifically about Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, who has spearheaded the...
  • SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

    07/03/2015 12:52:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much. SUVs of all sizes continued to fly off dealer lots. Sales of the larger Ford Explorer rose 30 percent; Nissan's Rogue small SUV posted a 54 percent jump; and sales of the Jeep Cherokee gained 39 percent.
  • Donald Trump touts reportedly rising poll numbers, while ... (edit, Trump reportedly now leading!)

    07/03/2015 12:15:06 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015, 2:23 PM | BY Celeste Katz
    Republican firebrand Donald Trump is crowing about his success in presidential polls — but condemnation of his comments about Mexican immigrants is growing. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-touts-rising-poll-numbers-faces-growing-backlash-article-1.2280676 Wow. This reportedly has trump now LEADING with 13.6% to 13.3% for Bush. Don't know whether I believe it or not, being Huffington, but this is the first I had heard of this. #1 in the polls?
  • REELZ - Miss USA pagent promotions running bigtime, as of today

    07/03/2015 8:27:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    REELZ television ^ | July 3 2015 | (self)
    I am just saying. REELZ is promoting the Miss America pagent, bigtime. Your loss, NBC
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed décor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • Donald Trump continues to surge in early presidential race polls

    07/03/2015 4:09:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 48 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 2, 2015 9:40 AM MST
    Two polls released yesterday form CNN/ORC and Quinnipiac University show that Donald Ttrump is currently one of the leading candidates to win the Republican Party presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll, released yesterday, shows Trump trailing only former Gov. Jeb Bush nationally. The Quinnipiac University poll, also released yesterday, shows Trump trailing only Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) in the key state of Iowa. The following is a breakdown of both polls, and some analysis on what each means. For further polling updates up to and through the 2016 presidential election follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Full article: http://www.examiner.com/article/donald-trump-continues-to-poll-early-presidential-race
  • 56,085,000 Women Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 56.7%

    07/02/2015 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2015 | 9:17 AM EDT | Ali Meyer
    There were 56,085,000 women 16 or older who did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 56.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that 56,085,000 women did not have a job or actively seek one in the past four weeks. The civilian labor force, which consists of all people in the civilian noninstitutional population who either had a job during the month or actively sought a job declined in June to 73,547,000 from the 73,577,000 in the labor force in May. …
  • Donald Trump’s ‘Miss USA Pageant’ Heading To Reelz Network

    07/02/2015 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 2 2015
    Looks like Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant has found a new home already. Trump’s program, Miss USA Pageant, which has called NBC home for years, is moving to the Reelz network. According to E!, the CEO of Reelz, Stan E. Hubbard, released a statement about the decision to house Trump’s Miss USA Pageant. “The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition. As one of only a few independent networks,...
  • Reelz comes to the rescue of Donald Trump's homeless Miss USA pageant (Reelz a better choice anyway)

    07/02/2015 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | July 2, 2015 | LYNN ELBER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LOS ANGELES – The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement Thursday, Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it “are an integral part of American tradition.” (It's great television, also) http://www.ocregister.com/articles/trump-669954-miss-reelz.html
  • New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple’s worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Venture Beats ^ | July 2, 2015 | by Chris O'Brien
    Above: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Image Credit: Universal After mounting a campaign earlier this year to burnish the legend of Steve Jobs, Apple insiders will likely be tearing out what’s left of their hair when a new biopic is released in October.The first official trailer released yesterday for Steve Jobs depicts the legend in full jerk mode. Humiliating employees, alienating cofounder Steve Wozniak, and denying paternity of his daughter, Lisa.Starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Wozniak, every frame of the two-minute trailer shows us an arrogant, smug Jobs.The portrayal shouldn’t be surprising given that the script was written by Aaron Sorkin and...
  • New Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    07/02/2015 10:24:53 AM PDT · by dware · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 07.02.2015 | Wyatt Massey
    (CNN)Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop -- literally. Sealed Air, the company that created the material in 1960, introduced a version that will no longer pop, according to the Wall Street Journal. Instead, air will shift in columns of bubbles.
  • Donald Trump's Miss USA Saved by Reelz After Getting Dropped by Univision and NBC

    07/02/2015 8:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Ace Showbiz ^ | 07/02/2015
    Miss USA pageant is rescued by Reelz. The annual beauty competition which is held by Miss Universe organization partly owned by Donald Trump was previously dropped by Univision and then NBC after the real estate tycoon made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants. "The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition," says Reelz's CEO Stan E. Hubbard in a statement. "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided...
  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Nonsense and Insensibility

    07/02/2015 4:31:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Terminator Genisys” tries to squeeze blood from a corpse, and the ghastliness isn’t confined to its star. At least Arnold Schwarzenegger has clearly been assigned the task of comic relief as the guardian robot who is now called Pops by the heroine he was sent from the future to guard. The whole thing is moribund, notwithstanding vast spasms of action gibberish, and despite the intricacies of good and bad outcomes that have been plotted on alternate timelines. On an alternate line with a better outcome, this movie, which was directed by Alan Taylor, would never have been produced. Yet here...
  • National Review Editor: Sorry, Donald Trump Has a Point

    07/02/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | From Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, at Politico Magazine:
    I was skeptical that Trump was really running, but now that the boats are burned behind him, watch out. He is set to be Herman Cain squared — an early-nominating-season phenomenon with a massive media megaphone. As for his instantly notorious Mexico comments, they did more to insult than to illuminate, yet there was a kernel in them that hit on an important truth that typical politicians either don’t know or simply fear to speak. “When Mexico sends its people,” Trump said, “they’re not sending their best.” This is obviously correct. We aren’t raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans...
  • You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player

    07/01/2015 11:34:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | July 1, 2015
    Crossy Road on Mac with BlueStacks BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today. But Mac users are about to get access to the software that the company says already has around 90 million users on Windows. While the app arrived briefly as an alpha release of Mac users back in 2012, this morning the company is launching an official release of the popular BlueStacks App Player software for Mac for the first time, allowing...
  • Sorry, Donald Trump Has A Point

    07/01/2015 5:15:19 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Politico.com ^ | July 01, 2015 | By RICH LOWRY
    You are hardly a name-brand company if you haven’t dumped Donald Trump over the past seven days. NBC, Univision and Macy’s have all thrown The Donald under the bus, in the heaviest blow to schlock culture in this country since the cancellation of “Jersey Shore.” The carnage ranges widely across media, encompassing reality TV (“Celebrity Apprentice”), entertainment properties (the Miss USA Pageant), fashion (the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection) and even fragrance (Success by Trump). Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/sorry-donald-trump-has-a-point-119662.html#ixzz3egkMtgyz
  • This 22-Year-Old Really, Really, Really Wants Donald Trump to Be Our Next President

    07/01/2015 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Elspeth Reeve
    Donald Trump is loud, rude, insincere; he’s already had three fake runs for president; he’s selling himself as a business genius but has declared bankruptcy four times; his three marriages have been tabloid fodder; he once suggested his daughter was so hot he’d date her if they weren’t related. His greatest success in his last fake campaign was compelling President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate, which the Obama campaign put on a commemorative T-shirt. A remark at his official campaign launch about undocumented Mexican immigrants—“They're bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good...
  • Anyone here looking at precious metals stocks? (vanity)

    07/01/2015 4:09:01 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    July 1, 2015 | me
    Some precious metals funds I've been following are approaching lows not seen since 2002. China is buying gold. Russia is buying gold. India is buying gold. Yet these mining stocks continue to fall. I'm thinking this might be a buying opportunity. But I'm usually wrong. And ideas from the FR market sages?
  • Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist In Farm-To-Table Movement

    07/01/2015 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 01 JULY 2015 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when the weather is nice, Pat and Tammy Winter serve well over 200 pizzas to guests at their Red Barn Farm near Northfield, about an hour south of Minneapolis. Customers make a picnic out of it, setting up chairs and tables outside the 101-year-old barn and packing in soda, beer and wine. Children chase the chickens and pet the horses while their families wait for pizzas...
  • WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic

    07/01/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/1 | Tamara Palmer
    A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts. Jobs, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is seen throughout the trailer dealing with recognizing and building a relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Verge that Jobs' daughter, who consulted with him on the script, is the heroine of the film. The Danny Boyle-directed flim – called simply “Steve Jobs” – is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9.