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  • (Flashback): Sweet deal for Donald Trumps gold course (backs of taxpayers)

    08/30/2015 11:45:24 AM PDT · by GeronL · 256 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Juan Gonzalez
    In 2012, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Donald Trump control of a $236 million public golf course at Ferry Point and threw in a slew of giveaways that include a low revenue-sharing plan with the city and free water. No other city golf course enjoys these perks. ... How many ways do you spell sweetheart deal? Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently wasn’t satisfied with simply handing Donald Trump control over one of the most expensive public golf courses ever built in this country – the new $236 million, 18-hole Parks Department course scheduled to open next spring at Ferry Point Park...
  • Donald Trump- A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover

    08/30/2015 6:00:11 AM PDT · by GeronL · 144 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 28 Aug 2015 07:28 PM | Lawrence Kudlow
    Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously that economic strategy didn't turn out so well — either for the nation or the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system? We can't help wondering whether the panic in world financial markets is in part a result of...
  • Terror in Kharkiv Update: Four suspects 'trained by Russia' arrested after blast

    02/23/2015 8:38:42 PM PST · by GeronL · 4 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 2-22-2015 | Ukraine Today
    An anti-terrorist operation is underway in Kharkiv following a terror attack at a pro-Ukrainian rally which killed at least two people and injured scores more. Four suspects thought to have received weapons and training in the Russian city of Belgorod have been detained, Ukraine's Security Service reported. The remote device was detonated as hundreds participated in the march on the first anniversary of Ukraine's EuroMaidan Revolution – one of many across the country. The dead including a senior police officer and a leader of Kharkiv's EuroMaidan movement.
  • Putin's biggest critics announce 100,000-strong "Russian Spring" Protest

    02/21/2015 2:34:11 PM PST · by GeronL · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2-2-2015 | Damian Sharkov
    Anti-Putin activist Alexei Navalny, who is currently under house arrest, has officially informed authorities of his intention to assemble a 100,000-strong, anti-government protest in Moscow on 1st March. A photo of Navalny’s letter, addressed to Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin and requesting permission for the protest, was posted on his blog. The image also revealed that Mikhail Khodorkovsky was one of the letter’s five signatories. Khodorkovsky is a Kremlin dissident who announced last September that he would be prepared to run for president if incumbent Vladimir Putin could not combat corruption and prevent a financial crisis in Russia. The former oligarch...
  • Texas Attorney General: Same-sex Marriage is Void

    02/19/2015 7:08:11 PM PST · by GeronL · 59 replies
    KVUE- ^ | 2-19-2015 | Katey Psencik and Ashley Goudeau
    AUSTIN — Hours after a Texas county clerk issued the state's first same-sex marriage license, Texas' attorney general said the marriage is void. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday that the Texas Supreme Court granted his request to stay two court rulings declaring Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. "The Court's action upholds our state constitution and stays these rulings by activist judges in Travis County," Paxton said in a statement. "The same-sex marriage license issued by the Travis County Clerk is void, just as any license issued in violation of state law would be. I will continue to defend...
  • Queensland MMM Cult Leader tracked down and confronted in Vanuatu

    02/18/2015 12:28:13 PM PST · by GeronL · 18 replies
    9 News Australia (MSN) ^ | A Current Affair
    A Queensland cult leader accused of fraud by former senior members has reportedly fled Australia. Debra Burslem, founder of the Magnificat Meal Movement (MMM), has been confronted by A Current Affair in Vanuatu after being accused of making money from her followers and using it to fund her lavish lifestyle. The MMM was founded in 1986 by Ms Burslem out of Helidon in southeast Queensland. The cult leader claims to see and hear Jesus and the virgin Mary. Reporter Chris Allen tracked down Ms Burslem and her son at a store in Vanuatu and asked her a number questions that...
  • Putin lays wreath to honor Soviet Oppression in 1956 Hungary

    02/18/2015 10:48:06 AM PST · by GeronL · 36 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 2/18/2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has stirred controversy after paying tribute to a monument complex to Soviet soldiers killed in Hungary during the suppression of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising. Hungary's law states that the present day freedom ‘blossomed' out of that uprising also known as the ‘1956 revolution' and anyone ‘justifying the crimes committed by the communist system is to be punished'. This means that Putin's commemoration of the soldiers violates Hungarian law. Despite government officials denying that Putin laid a wreath at the monument specifically commemorating Soviet invaders, an advance of the itinerary of Putin's visit said that he would...
  • The Devil and King Minus (A Vanity)

    01/28/2015 10:39:19 PM PST · by GeronL · 7 replies
    fertile imagination/ fevered insanity | 1/29/2015 | GeronL
    King Minus ruled a prosperous and powerful nation, its economy was the envy of the world. Minus was proud of this, and he was proud to be the leader of such a fine kingdom. Then one night a red lizard appeared to him in a dream and it talked to him. “Oh sure, the kingdom is strong and rich. That is a fine thing indeed, but there are still a lot of poor people and can't you do something for them?” The king responded that red lizards appearing in dreams seemed a bit demonic and why should he listen to...
  • Venezuelans staying the night outside stores for food

    01/12/2015 9:56:42 PM PST · by GeronL · 102 replies
    El Universal ^ | January 12, 2014 | Carrir, Abrer
    Monday January 12, 2015 01:40 PM Last Friday, dozens of people spent the night in the surroundings of the Andrés Bello square (north Caracas) to buy food in an outdoor market organized by the Venezuelan Ministry of Food. For taking home staples such as rice, pre-cooked corn flour, milk, oil, sugar, beef or chicken, people had to wait in line for at least twelve hours. Buyers had numbers written on their arms. With fear and anger, but with the need to buy food, they were waiting there since the day before. "No matter if I am very fond of this...
  • 4 dead in DuPont chemical leak

    11/15/2014 4:52:02 PM PST · by GeronL · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/15/2014
    Four people were killed and another was hospitalized in a chemical leak at a DuPont facility near Houston Saturday morning, authorities said. The hospitalized worker is expected to recover, plant manager Randall Clements said. The accident occurred when the chemical methyl mercaptan, which in low concentrations is used to odorize natural gas, was released in an area of a facility in La Porte at around 4 a.m. Saturday, Jeff Suggs, emergency management coordinator for the city, told NBC station KPRC. "We will continue to cooperate with all the local authorities and make sure that we investigate this fully and we...
  • N. Korea's Kim not in Pyongyang: Seoul

    10/07/2014 8:29:09 PM PDT · by GeronL · 29 replies
    I don't know if AFP/Yahoo is allowed so I will just say that this article is saying at Kim Jong-un has not been in Pyongyang for the time he has not been seen. ........... As we know.... High officials on one of Kim's aircraft and bring bodyguards (only allowed to Dear Leader) made a pretty stunning and unprecedented visit to South Korea last week.
  • Is This The Most Ignorant Gun Control Op-Ed in American History?

    09/26/2014 10:26:12 AM PDT · by GeronL · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Bob Owens
    I have to thank Sean Sorrentino of An NC Gun Blog* for pointing out this opinion article from one Kasie Strickland in the Pickens, SC Sentinel. Typically, we do not re-post entire editorials from other media organizations, but I have a real concern that if we don’t post the entire article today that it may very well be deleted out of embarrassment tomorrow. As you read, this, please keep in mind that this person not only votes, but that someone in a higher editorial position thought that this opinion was worth sharing.
  • Kim Jong-un's Family consolidate positions

    09/08/2014 5:49:04 PM PDT · by GeronL · 7 replies
    There are increasing signs that the immediate family of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are consolidating their positions in the regime, amid hints that his sister Yeo-jong has been promoted to a senior post. ........ n the status-conscious official media, the order of names speaks volumes, and KCNA named Yeo-jong ahead of Ri Jae-il, a senior official in charge of propaganda at the Workers Party. Previously she was named after Ri Jae-il. ......... The fact that Ri Sol-ju was referred to as "comrade" rather than Kim's wife suggests that she also now holds an official position in the Workers Party.
  • Ferry Owners Family Get Jail Break to Attend Funeral

    08/29/2014 10:55:50 PM PDT · by GeronL · 9 replies
    A court has accepted applications from four family members for temporary release from police custody to attend the funeral of ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon. Yoo's older brother, Byung-il (75), has already been released on bail. The funeral will take place inside a sprawling compound in Anseong south of Seoul owned by the dead businessman's crackpot religious cult.
  • Donbas Insurgent Leader Confirms: Thousands of Russian Army Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine (video)

    08/28/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT · by GeronL · 145 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Ukraine Today
    Ukraine Today: A militant leader in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk has admitted that Russian soldiers are fighting among his forces in the insurgency. Alexander Zakharchenko, the prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, told Russian media that between 3,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers on leave from their posts have been fighting in the insurgency.
  • Russia Bans All US Food Imports in Response to Sanctions

    08/06/2014 9:39:44 PM PDT · by GeronL · 83 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/08/06/russia-bans-all-us-food-imports-response-sanctions Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap imports, and on farmers in the West for whom Russia is a big market. Moscow is by far the biggest buyer of European fruit and vegetables and the second biggest importer of U.S. poultry.
  • Asiana victim who was ran over might have been visible to rescue workers, videos suggest

    01/15/2014 1:40:49 PM PST · by GeronL · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    Newly released videos obtained by CBS News suggest that the 16-year-old girl who was run over by a fire truck and killed after surviving a crash on ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214 might have been visible to rescue workers, contradicting earlier reports that she was covered with fire-extinguishing foam. Ye Meng Yuan died at San Francisco International Airport in July. One video, shot from a camera attached to an emergency worker's helmet, captures footage of a firefighter shouting warnings about Ye to a driver of a rescue vehicle. "Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop, stop, stop! There's a body. ... There's a...
  • Laptop Bricked

    12/17/2013 6:12:57 PM PST · by GeronL · 92 replies
    2-17-2014 | geronl
    My nephew has a Toshiba Satellite A205 with Windows 7, 3GB RAM and 200GB harddrive. We were downloading "Marvel Heroes" and had gotten down to the last few packages when it went black. Nothing was working. The light indicated it was "on" but there was zero activity for a very long time. Rebooting.. nope it did not reboot. The "on" light turned on but there was no booting whatsoever. I had just cleaned the harddrive out of all malware days ago, it was purring like a kitten before this. Now it doesn't even attempt to boot. I need help resetting...
  • Toshiba Satellite Windows 7 freezing

    12/13/2013 7:34:02 PM PST · by GeronL · 94 replies
    12-13-13 | geronl
    We have this Toshiba Satellite A205-55879 with dual-core processor and with 3gb RAM and Windows 7. The problem is that when I turn it on all kinds of programs start up and then the thing is basically frozen. I cannot figure out how to get rid of all these processes running in the background. Everything from Steam, Norton 360, 24X7 Help, PC Speed thingy I don't understand, Google Drive and some other stuff. Something like 80 processes are running in the background, the CPU is more than half used just sitting idle. Move the mouse and it pauses to think....
  • Water Park Underwhelms the Masses (ordered to attend)

    12/07/2013 9:43:19 PM PST · by GeronL · 41 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 12-04-2013 | Lee Sang-Yong
    North Korean propaganda has it that, since its completion in October, people have been keen to visit Munsu Water Park on the banks of the Taedong River. However, in truth many are reluctant to pass through the facility, knowing that “orders” to visit the place come at the expense of time that could be better spent working for private gain. A Pyongyang source told Daily NK on the 3rd, “Since November we've been getting these coupons to visit Munsu Water Park via our People’s Units, along with orders for each person to visit at least once. But ordinary people, who...
  • Fear Arrives as Top Cadres Recalled (Purge?)

    12/07/2013 9:18:24 PM PST · by GeronL · 22 replies
    Daily NK ^ | Dec 6 2013 | Lee Sang-Yon
    A Daily NK source has revealed that municipal and provincial Chosun Workers' Party secretaries and cadres from judicial and security organs have been summoned en masse to Pyongyang. Regional heavyweight officials are being kept in the dark about the details of Jang Sung Taek’s elimination in distant Pyongyang, but rumor inside North Korea already is that the staff recall is designed to weed out elements loyal to “the aunt’s husband” and instill fear throughout society. The source from North Hamkyung Province told Daily NK on the 6th, “Recently, workers with city and province departments of administration, along with branch heads...
  • Economic Tsunami

    12/02/2013 11:16:05 AM PST · by GeronL · 11 replies
    El Universal ^ | 11/30/2013 | Francisco Olivares
    President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger. The course taken by President Maduro heads towards radicalism and further state controls over the economy, on the pretext of an "economic war." In the meantime, indicators keep showing a crisis that seems unstoppable. Actions undertaken against...
  • PDVSA sends fewer shipments to its Citgo subsidiary

    11/25/2013 6:27:28 PM PST · by GeronL · 10 replies
    El Universal ^ | 11/25/2013 | Jhean Cabrera
    Venezuelan state-owned oil company Pdvsa has been shipping less oil to its subsidiary Citgo based in the United States. The gap has been bridged with supplies from US firms Valero Energy and Chevron, according to information from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition to its shipments, mostly of oil, Pdvsa would send finished products to Citgo's refining network. However, no shipments have been recorded this year, as appears from data through August disclosed by the EIA. The drop is partly attributed to a series of problems Pdvsa has been facing at its local refinery network since 2012. The...
  • Marduro signs decree-laws on profits and foreign trade (dictatorship)

    11/22/2013 8:33:21 AM PST · by GeronL · 29 replies
    El Universal ^ | 11-22-2013
    National Assembly? I don't need no steenkin national assembly Within the framework of the enabling law approved by the Venezuelan Parliament in recent days, President Nicolás Maduro enacted on Thursday, as previously announced, a decree with full force and effect of law to control costs, prices, profits, and for the protection of Venezuelan families. "The decree-law has a single main objective: protecting economic freedom and people's social and economic rights. That is the main goal of the enabling law in economic matters." Maduro also signed another decree with full force and effect of law for the creation of the National...
  • North Korea 'publicly executes 80 people'

    11/11/2013 11:14:04 AM PST · by GeronL · 25 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 11/10/2013
    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday. The conservative JoongAng Ilbo cited a single, unidentified source, but at least one North Korean defector group said it had heard rumours that lent credibility to the front-page report. The source, said to be "familiar" with the North's internal affairs and recently returned from the country, said the executions were carried out in seven cities on November 3. In the eastern port of Wonsan, the authorities gathered 10,000 people in a sports stadium...
  • NKorean defector testifies at UN rights probe in US

    10/31/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT · by GeronL · 5 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Matthew Pennington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Her father was tortured in detention in North Korea and died. Her elder sister went searching for food during the great famine of the 1990s, only to be trafficked to China. Her two younger brothers died of starvation, one of them a baby without milk whose life ebbed away in her arms. North Korean defector Jin Hye Jo tearfully told her family's story Wednesday to U.N. investigators during a public hearing in Washington, their latest stop in a globe-trotting effort to probe possible crimes against humanity in North Korea. The U.N. commission, led by Australian judge Michael...
  • Fernandez's government downplays electoral setback in Argentina

    10/29/2013 8:53:54 PM PDT · by GeronL · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday October 28, 2013 | Anthony Esposito and Alejandro Lifschitz
    (Reuters) - President Cristina Fernandez's government sought on Monday to downplay a sobering defeat in Argentina's mid-term elections, asserting that its ability to govern has not been diminished even though voters shrank her majority in Congress and erased her chances of seeking a third term in 2015. The government's coalition took a beating in Sunday's elections, leaving her with only a slim majority in both legislative chambers. Some legislators had said they wanted a constitutional amendment to allow Fernandez to run for a third term. But the poor showing by her branch of the Peronist party dashed those hopes once...
  • Korean News Station Pokes Fun at KTVU after Southwest Incident

    07/29/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT · by GeronL · 71 replies
    Slothed ^ | 7-23-2013 | James Poling
    title was too long: Do I have to excerpt something so short?? You probably remember KTVU’s royal eff up with reading obviously fake Asian names for the pilots of the Asiana crash. Names like “Wi To Lo” and “Ho Lee Fuk”. It looks like a Korean news agency is having some fun at KTVU’s expense. After the landing gear failure of the Southwest flight at LGA they showed this graphic with American pilot names “Captain Kent Parker Wright”, “Co-Captain Wyatt Wooden Workman”. They even went as far as making up fake names for people to interview. Flight instructor “Heywood U....
  • Kaesong Edges Closer to the Rubicon

    07/27/2013 2:09:11 AM PDT · by GeronL · 3 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 7-27-2013 | dail nk
    North and South Korea are both contemplating irreversible change to the Kaesong Industrial Complex. The North’s chief delegate to Thursday’s sixth round of inter-Korean talks claimed that Pyongyang can operate the complex even without South Korea, threatening that “if the Kaesong light manufacturing zone cooperative project breaks down, then our military will redeploy to the industrial zone area of the Military Demarcation Line.” In other words, if re-opening the complex proves to be impossible, the North will confiscate the South Korean fixtures and fittings contained therein, and promptly re-station the 2nd Corps of the Chosun People’s Army on the site....
  • How to send your kid to summer camp in North Korea

    06/15/2013 9:31:43 PM PDT · by GeronL · 18 replies
    NK News Pro ^ | June 6, 2013 | Justin Rohrlick
    While some kids are being sent away to summer camps in New England right now, others are on their way to the Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wonsan, North Korea. .... Far from just a getaway for North Korean children, thousands of young people from countries including China, Russia, Nigeria, Mongolia, Mexico, Syria (where North Korean military officers have reportedly begun advising Assad’s forces), Tanzania, and Thailand have attended the Songdowon camp since it opened in 1960, which expanded to accommodate 1,200 guests in 1993 “under the special care of President Kim Il Sung and the leader Kim Jong Il.”
  • All hands on deck

    05/22/2013 10:39:57 PM PDT · by GeronL · 5 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 5-22-2013 | Kang Mi-Jin
    This year is no different; the authorities have mobilized the entire population to work on farms, meaning that adults and children alike face days of hard agricultural labor. The hours for official markets are also shortened at these times, and in some cases they are not allowed to open at all. This double-whammy only adds to the difficulty. .... Since rice planting requires a great many hands, soldiers, university, senior middle and elementary school students are all mobilized. Because this important national project determines the entire year's agricultural output, when planting season comes the authorities will try everything to get...
  • Police: Irving Teen Drugged Classmate, forced her into prostitution

    05/14/2013 9:37:25 PM PDT · by GeronL · 31 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tristan Hallman
    An Irving high school student drugged a 15-year-old classmate for several days and forced her to have sex with men who gave him drugs and money in exchange, police said Tuesday. Nimitz High School student Travis Lekas, 17, is also accused of trying to recruit other students from Nimitz and Bowie Middle School to engage in prostitution. Police said they are working to determine whether Lekas had other victims. Lekas, who was arrested at his home Monday, faces one count of human trafficking of a minor, one count of compelling prostitution and one count of sexual performance by a child....
  • James Ehrhard: Make way for transgender high school

    03/05/2013 11:59:23 AM PST · by GeronL · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 3, 2013 | James Ehrhard
    On July 1, 2012, a law went into effect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts titled "An Act Relative to Gender Identity." The law added the term "gender identity" to the state's antidiscrimination statute, joining far better known terms like "race," "religion," "sex" and "national origin." The statute now also applies to "gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth." The common term these days is "transgender." .... It is a given that nearly all teenage girls will feel deeply...
  • University of Chicago performing abortions n campus

    02/27/2013 2:16:26 PM PST · by GeronL · 9 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 2-27-2013 | Oliver Darcy
    The University of Chicago (UC) actively performs abortions on its campus. The University of Chicago appears to be one of the only schools in the nation to perform abortions on campus. On the official website, the school’s Ryan Center Clinic advertises “comprehensive health care for women seeking abortion services” and lists multiple procedures students may undergo. It is not unusual for schools to provide contraception or referrals to abortion clinics to students, but UC appears to be one of the only universities in the nation to perform the controversial procedure on campus. The university offers medical abortions and surgical abortions...
  • Students who refuse to affirm transgender classmates face punishment

    02/21/2013 3:13:14 PM PST · by GeronL · 36 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | Todd Starnes
    Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates. Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students – including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify. The 11-page directive also urged schools to eliminate gender-based clothing and gender-based activities – like having boys and girls line up separately to leave...
  • Les Miserables ROK Air Force Parody

    02/09/2013 4:48:34 PM PST · by GeronL · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | who knows?
    My first question was... "WHY???" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZunEARBb6I&feature=player_embedded
  • A Nation Pawned (vanity)

    01/13/2013 2:18:33 PM PST · by GeronL · 18 replies
    grey matter at 50% power | 1/13/2013 | geronl
    Does this sound familiar? I have generalized it as much as I could but this is a real life example and a family that I know well. Pawn Shop Lifestyle ............... There is a family living on income from an annuity gotten from a lawsuit. They really have no other income. They own a lot of large TV's, electronics of all kinds and laptops. BUT these are often in the pawn shop, for longer and longer spans of time. They have gone to Peachtree or JG Wentworth and borrowed larger sums from their future annuity payments. Now they find that...
  • The New Year (vanity)

    01/01/2013 12:30:30 AM PST · by GeronL · 5 replies
    Organic gray thing in my head | Jan 1, 2013 | geronl
    A new day, a New Year as the sun rises over the bloated stagnant corpse that is western civilization that has chosen ritual suicide and selling of themselves into slavery and the tossing of our real rights for promises of temporary goodies and ephemeral "rights". So as America and the world head even deeper into oblivion and knowing that your children and their children will be poorer and less free because our generation is spending their incomes and trading away our freedoms before they are even born please try as hard as you can to pretend I just said "Happy...
  • Man Fatally STabs Wife at Irving Food Pantry

    12/29/2012 6:47:48 PM PST · by GeronL · 26 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 12-28-2012 | Deborah Fleck
    DMN police reporter Tanya Eisener posted this news on the DMN Crime Blog about a murder at Irving Cares today: Authorities say an Irving man fatally stabbed his wife Friday morning at an Irving nonprofit and food pantry. Roy Lee Gooden, 47, has been booked into the Irving city jail on a charge of murder, jail records show. His wife has been identified as Sharon Gooden, 55. The fatally stabbing occurred about 11 a.m. Friday at Irving Cares at 440 South Nursery Road. A woman who answered the phone at the food pantry referred comment to police department.
  • Blitzen sets the record straight on Rudolph (VANITY)

    12/17/2012 2:32:59 PM PST · by GeronL · 21 replies
    12-17-2012 | geronl
    Christmas: Setting the Record Straight You heard the story: "Then one foggy Christmas Eve"... Santa asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh. What they don't tell you is that it really was just one, yes one and only one, Christmas Eve. Afterwards Santa took delivery of a highly advanced, nuclear-powered sleigh delivery vehicle. This is the inside word from of the reigndeer involved, Blitzen. "This solved all the problems Santa had of course, the problem is that all of us reigndeer were out of a job. Once Rudolph had broken tradition, all the traditions were thrown out. Elf magic was augmented...
  • Deny Obama A Participation Trophy (vanity-satire)

    11/28/2012 10:16:38 PM PST · by GeronL · 8 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-30-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – WASHINGTON DC – The moderate Republicans who look for any excuse, no matter how flimsy to join the Democrats on any issue are “troubled” by the inability of Susan Rice and this administration to offer a reason to forget about Benghazi. This administration does not care to attempt to offer any plausible reasoning for its bald-faced lies to the American people for two weeks after the terrorist strike against the US mission in Benghazi, Egypt. Immediately after the terrorist attack this administration attempted to place the blame on a youtube video for “inflaming” Muslims and said that...
  • Detroit Urban Renewal "Impossible" (satire)

    11/24/2012 7:10:30 PM PST · by GeronL · 13 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-24-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) - DETROIT, Michigan - Large portions of the city are abandoned, many large buildings are delapidated and not worth repairing according to a report from Coopers & Lie-brand Consulting. The city of Detroit faces a bleak future as its population dwindles, as does it's tax base. "It's a death spiral" said Urban Planner Douglas Spikes "Nobody wants to admit or talk about it, not the Mayor, not the City Council". Flashy television commercials and half-time concerts at Detroit Lions games don't change the fact that the city that has fallen so far from its heyday in the...
  • Na Yeon-Choi wins LPGA Season Finale

    11/18/2012 4:16:04 PM PST · by GeronL · 13 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 11-18-2012
    <p>KARRIE Webb finished fourth as South Korea's Na Yeon Choi capped her outstanding 2012 LPGA Tour campaign with victory in the season-ending Titleholders tournament in Florida.</p> <p>Choi shot a closing two-under-par 70 to finish at 14-under 274 and win by two strokes from fellow South Korean So Yeon Ryu on Sunday.</p>
  • A Labor Victory over Hostess (satire)

    11/18/2012 12:07:12 PM PST · by GeronL · 14 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-18-2012 | geronl
    RADIO TRANSCRIPT. Joe Label has bakers' union boss Frank Hurt on the show HOST: "Welcome back to Union Talk Radio, I'm your host Joe Label, our guest this hour is Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union President Frank Hurt. First I want to congratulate you guys are a major victory this week, taking down Hostess all the way to liqudation! Brilliant job" FRANK HURT: "Thank you Joe, yes, it was a magnificient victory indeed for the workers of this country. A great victory for organized labor! A god day for America and our future." HOST: "What does the demise...
  • Lemonade Mogul Targeted by Government Nannies (satire)

    11/15/2012 9:32:00 PM PST · by GeronL · 4 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-16-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) - Ganes, Idaho - April McAffee thought making and selling lemonade would be a good summer time business in the factory town of Ganes, Idaho. Her and some friends decided to corner the market and open locations all over town, word spread and antipation built. The local media had covered the event and even Mayor Valerie Jones said she planned to be at the opening of April's 4th street location. "The kids said they wanted to do this to make a little money toward college and it just ballooned, the whole town was excited" Mayor Jones said. The...
  • Backlash Against Layoffs Conspiracy Rises (satire)

    11/11/2012 1:43:39 PM PST · by GeronL · 21 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-11-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – NEW YORK CITY – As a wave of layoffs sweeps the country, some observers are critical of businesses that cite new rules and regulations as reasons for the cut backs. Restaurant chains such as Applebee's, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Papa John's have all announced plans to cut worker hours to below the 30-hour threshold for ObamaCare regulations kicking in. Gorden Systems, which manufacturers plastic pipe, says it will layoff 40 of it's 79 employees, the rest will see reductions in work hours. John Gorden, founder and President explained “This is a very unfortunate situation. The cost...
  • Election Aftermath: Layoffs (bitter satire)

    11/08/2012 7:34:29 AM PST · by GeronL · 7 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-08-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – Staten Island, NY - Hanna Dugaway stood in knee-deep water as she announced her vote for Barack Obama. A week after hurricane Sandy came through she is still waiting for FEMA to bring an MRE, “Meals Ready to Eat”. “He looked very Presidential” she said “That is really the image I had when I voted, or maybe I was just close to starvation but the Democrats were giving food to their voters, so it was an easy choice” …....... The aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama was immediate as dozens of companies announced large-scale layoffs....
  • Obama: Pre-Election Interview (satire)

    11/06/2012 7:29:32 AM PST · by GeronL · 8 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-06-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – WASHINGTON DC – President Obama is no math whiz. He let's Michele Obama carry the credit cards and make most of the important buying decisions. This became much easier when they got to the White House and the budget became pretty much unlimited. “I am a math dummy” the President explained “I can't even help the kids with their homework. Thank goodness we have Elena Kagan around to tutor them these days” Running for President in 2008 he told an NPR station that under his plans, electricity rates would “necessarily” skyrocket. The friendly media immediately understood that...
  • Election Prediction: Victors of the Battleground State Spoils (VANITY)

    11/04/2012 8:42:04 AM PST · by GeronL · 13 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-04-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – ANALYSIS - There are states that will almost always go Democrat or Republican even if those parties nominated a rock or a ham sandwich. The balance of the Electoral Votes come from the so-called “Battleground States” that can be swayed by either party. They may be swayed by good looks, tender words or promises of government pork but they always make sure to run up the price at auction. Nevada – (6 Electoral Votes) Harry Reid and his union pals have a lock on the state. Although Barack Obama early in his first term excoriated Las Vegas...
  • NY Mayor Assailed for Storm Response (satire)

    11/02/2012 10:23:46 AM PDT · by GeronL · 5 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-02-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – NEW YORK CITY – Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being accosted from all sides for his decision to hold the NYC Marathon as scheduled. With food and generators being diverted from the victims of Sandy, the voices of discontent have gotten louder. Residents of Staten Island say the worst hit are the most ignored. “Even in the worst of times and in bad situations we must always allow ourselves the small pleasures, like the marathon. The marathon is truly a sport of the people, and I am sure that all of us will need a few hours break...