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  • http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-starbucks-to-hire-10000-refugees-over-next-5-years-2017-1

    01/30/2017 4:53:41 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 33 replies
    AP via Business Insider ^ | 1/30/2017 | Josh Boak
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations. Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and CEO, said in a letter to employees Sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the United States where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel."
  • DeBlasio Endorses Ellison

    12/14/2016 6:27:22 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/16 | Mallory Shelbourne
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) in his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee (DNC). "The Democratic Party stands at a crossroads, and needs leadership that will expand our vision to more Americans — while also intensifying our commitment to our core values. Keith Ellison is that leader," De Blasio told NBC News. De Blasio said Ellison is "a unifier who worked tirelessly for both Bernie Sanders and then Hillary Clinton, he will bring the party and the grassroots together..."
  • Breaking--Nine Alarm Fire in Cambridge, MA

    12/03/2016 1:06:12 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 168 replies
    patch.com ^ | 12/03/2016 | Mike Caraggi
    There is a massive nine-alarm fire blazing in Cambridge near Berkshire and York Streets. Nine alarms are the most that can be called. Firefighters from communities well outside the area being called in. Cambridge police are asking that the public avoid the area. Multiple buildings are on fire, including a church. At least one building has reportedly collapsed. Fire companies from all corners are on-scene to assist, including from Boston, Newton, Waltham and Wakefield.
  • Debate question (vanity)

    09/13/2016 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    Self
    Today, with Hillary's health a hot topic of discussion, I am wondering about the rules for the upcoming debates. Does anyone know whether these debates, which I believe are 90 minutes long, will require the candidates to stand, as is usual? If Hillary isn't feeling quite up to it and sits, what will the impact be? Would DJT stand? Would it be spoken of as "bullying", like when Al Gore puffed out his chest and walked into GWB's personal space (GWB handled it very well, by the way), or when Rick Laszlo was "mean" to Hillary during a debate in...
  • "Your Wedding Cake or Your Life"

    06/14/2016 11:37:00 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 5 replies
    Self | 6/14/2016 | Pearls Before Swine (vanity)
    This is just a smoky backroom vanity. Gays have been courted by the Democratic Party for years, with rhetoric, rainbow flags, celebrities, and special rights. But what is the most valuable right? Their right to life. It is here that the Democratic Party, led by Obama and Hillary, have let them down the most. Special rights... such as calling a gay union marriage, or persecuting bakers or photographers to force them to serve gays in ways they find wrong... are big carrots the Democratic Party has held in front of them. But, when the chips are down, and a bunch...
  • Clinton urges Obama to block Norwegian Air from flying to US

    05/24/2016 1:08:32 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 17 replies
    The Local (NO) ^ | May 23, 2016 | Not Given
    Hillary Clinton is urging the White House to reject Norwegian Air’s application to fly to the United States over questions about its labor practices, adding her voice to a growing chorus of criticism surrounding the low-cost air carrier. .... Norwegian Air has for years been seeking access to more airports in the U.S. and European Union, by establishing a subsidiary — Norwegian Air International — in Ireland, a member of the EU. The Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved the application last month. But critics have slammed the company for attempting to skirt more stringent Norwegian labor and tax laws...
  • This is your brain on LSD, Literally

    04/20/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | James Griffity
    (CNN)Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psychedelic, scientific-name Lysergic acid diethylamide. The findings may indicate how the drug produces the complex visual hallucinations often associated with its use.
  • (Vanity) My alternative to "Crooked Hillary": Heartless

    04/18/2016 12:01:16 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    It's a vanity, but also a comment to the Trump campaign. Trump came up with "Crooked Hillary" for her nickname, to follow up on his "Lyin' Ted" theme. My wife and I think that while Hillary is totally corrupt, this might not be the best nickname. For one thing, it lacks alliteration. My wife is extremely upset about Hillary's post-Benghazi performance. It's bad enough that she lied to the American public, told different stories (terrorists versus movie) to different heads of state, and to Chelsea. What is unforgiveable in her (our) view, and completely heartless, is the way she lied...
  • The New Mind Control

    02/26/2016 12:23:30 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 10 replies
    Aeon,co, also Mauldin Economics ^ | February 18, 2016 | Robert Epstein
    We have also learned something very disturbing – that search engines are influencing far more than what people buy and whom they vote for. We now have evidence suggesting that on virtually all issues where people are initially undecided, search rankings are impacting almost every decision that people make. ..... In one of our recent experiments, biased search results shifted people’s opinions about the value of fracking by 33.9 per cent. ..... Remember what the search algorithm is doing: in response to your query, it is selecting a handful of webpages from among the billions that are available, and it...
  • Shaun King Confession: I Have No Idea Who My Father Is

    08/21/2015 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/2015 | Milo Yiannopolous
    In an emotional blog post on the Daily Kos website today, embattled Black Lives Matter organizer Shaun King finally revealed his secret: he had no idea who his real father is. King’s account confirmed all the key details of Breitbart’s reporting. “Until this past week,” writes King, “never has anyone asked me who my father was during these 35 years of mine. It occurs to me now that I’ve never asked anyone that question either.”
  • What Republicans don't get about the U.S.-China climate change deal

    11/15/2014 7:21:08 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 15 replies
    TheWeek.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Ryan Cooper
    Some excerpts to give the flavor of the Dem propaganda concerning Obama's idiotic promises on emissions to China: "The GOP is sure that China is pulling the wool over the world's eyes. But these Republicans are just betraying their total ignorance of climate policy. " "For an example bordering on comical ignorance, look no further than the enraged clowns in the Republican Party, whose elected officials have been howling that China has played the U.S. for a fool. The assumption is that no country in its right mind would give up the benefits of carbon pollution unless, of course, the...
  • Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola: Obama

    10/18/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    (Reuters) - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but dozens of people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. As though to illustrate his point, a Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday afternoon over concern about a woman who fell ill. The woman was first reported to be on the checklist for possible Ebola exposure, but then turned out not to be on any such list. Obama made plain he is not currently...
  • People Are Obsessed With The Video Game 'Goat Simulator,' Where You Play As A Goat

    04/13/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 11 replies
    On April 1, a new game called Goat Simulator was released, and for obvious reasons, everyone thought it was a joke. But this was no April foolery. Back in February, a YouTube video for the game — initially just a joke prototype — racked up more than 2 million views. As with all amazing things on the Internet, there was so much interest in the video, that developer Coffee Stain Studios released it as an actual, playable game. Gameplay is fairly simple: you run around and get points by head-butting things to destroy them. (excerpt)
  • 40 Pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio Ex Girlfriends and Flings

    12/22/2013 11:47:15 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 53 replies
    Web -- www.rantstyle ^ | Tom Kazansky
    It's all pics... Hard to pick which one to excerpt.
  • Karl Marx for President (video)

    09/10/2013 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    Mark Dice -- via youtube ^ | Sept. 9, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Man on the street video. People will sign almost anything.
  • FR not loading -- caused by Java update?

    06/29/2013 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 74 replies
    Vanity | 6/29/2013 | pearls before swine
    About an hour ago someone complained that FR wasn't fully displaying on his computer. I checked on some longer threads as well as the comments display, and it was working fine for me. I'm using Firefox Beta 23 on Win 7. Then, I happened to update my Java to Java 7 Release 25. Lo and behold, the partial display bug appeared for me when I checked back into FR. The same problem exists when I use Chrome, so I presume it's the Java update that's causing the problem. Has anyone else noticed this behavior?
  • CBO: Immigration Bill Will Reduce The Deficit Over The Next 20 Years

    06/19/2013 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 59 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Brett Logiurato
    The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the immigration bill currently being debated in the Senate would reduce the federal budget deficit by $875 billion over the first 20 years it becomes law. The CBO said in its official scoring of the bill that it would reduce the deficit by $175 billion in its first 10 years of existence. Over the next decade, it would provide an additional $700 billion in savings. .... Politics More: Congress Immigration Reform CBO CBO: Immigration Bill Will Reduce The Deficit Over The Next 20 Years Brett LoGiurato Jun. 18, 2013, 5:58 PM 489 6...
  • Is the dreaded partial page display bug back?

    05/31/2013 8:06:17 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 10 replies
    Self | Self
    Post to the Moderators: I'm getting partial page displays--a couple of screenfuls, rather than the usual 50 per page with a bottom display. This was a pesky problem several months ago that was fixed. I didn't have the problem yesterday. Is anyone else having this problem? I'm just posting to alert the mods/administrators. If I'm the only one, I'll slink away and reboot.
  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • Seasonal And Birth Death Adjustments Add 429,000 Statistical "Jobs"

    08/03/2012 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/3/2012 | "Tyler Durden"
    BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics Happy by the headline establishment survey print of 133,245 which says that the US "added" 163,000 jobs in July from 133,082 last month? Consider this: the number was based on a non seasonally adjusted July number of 132,868. This was a 1.248 million drop from the June print. So how did the smoothing work out to make a real plunge into an "adjusted" rise? Simple: the BLS "added" 377K jobs for seasonal purposes. This was the largest seasonal addition in the past decade for a July NFP print in the past decade, possibly ever, as...