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  • MSNBC Crew Hit With Rocks During Live Coverage (Ferguson Chrissy Hayes Video)

    08/18/2014 9:50:06 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Breitbart TV
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin had to dodge rocks thrown at them by protesters during their live coverage of the events in Ferguson, MO. The protesters also voiced their dissatisfaction with the media coverage of the protest, with one declaring it a “Civil Rights Movement.” Both Hayes and Melvin appeared to be uninjured.
  • They Went Looking For D.C.’s ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods. Guess What Happened Next.

    08/11/2014 6:48:07 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/11/2014 | Zach Noble
    A WUSA-TV news van was burglarized in Washington, D.C., Friday while the news crew was interviewing locals nearby, the station reported. The robbery happened as they were reporting about a “sketchy neighborhood” app. The crew said they had locked their van in D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood, but someone popped the lock and absconded with “the gear of photojournalist James Hash, the backpack of reporter Mola Lenghi, and the purse of intern Taylor Bisciotti.”[snip]
  • MASSIVE BRAWL Shuts Down St. Louis Galleria – Police Close Mall

    08/11/2014 5:48:46 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 150 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/11/2014 | Jim Hoft
    [snip] Police are turning people away. No one is allowed into the Galleria. KMOV reported: Officers with the Richmond Heights Police Department responded to the St. Louis Galleria Monday evening. The Galleria has closed. It’s unclear why they’re responding, other than a report of “multiple incidents” inside the mall. Brentwood Police also responded. Several stores were evacuated shortly after 6:00. Nordstrom and Macy’s have closed their gates and confirm a lockdown. [From Twitter]: People rioting and looting in the Galleria mall in St. Louis. Just got out as police were charging in the entrances [From Twitter]: looks like the #stlouis...
  • A straw visor and muumuu for Hillary and SoulCycle shorts for Bill (Cankles alert!)

    08/10/2014 11:22:29 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8/8/14 | Margot Peppers et. al.
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are making the most of their downtime in the Hamptons. The former U.S. President and his ex-Secretary of State wife were pictured this morning enjoying a stroll on the beach in Amagansett, where they are paying $100,000 to rent an $18million five-bedroom property for three weeks. The couple, who were accompanied by their dogs as well as a Secret Service agent, were dressed in very casual clothes, with President Clinton decked out in black SoulCycle shorts and green sneakers and his wife in a bright blue muumuu and slippers. [snip]
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone Take Dramatic Steps to Slow Ebola Outbreak

    08/07/2014 7:49:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/7/2014 | Drew Hinshaw
    In Liberia, soldiers and police at checkpoints began halting all road travel entering and leaving eight of the nation's 15 counties, said Information Minister Lewis Brown. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had declared a state of emergency late Wednesday for the coming 90 days, saying her government "will institute extraordinary measures, including, if need be, the suspensions of certain rights and privileges." A similar effort was under way in Sierra Leone on Thursday, where soldiers in riot gear blocked the roads leading to the country's two most infected districts, said Abdulai Baratay, a government spokesman. Only first responders and officials on...
  • MIGRANTS CLASH IN FRANCE AS CAMP TENSIONS SOAR

    08/05/2014 8:53:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 8/5/2014 | Elaine Ganley
    PARIS (AP) -- Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the heat in France's port city of Calais, frustrations rising as the Africans jockey for space while trying to sneak into Britain - the dream destination some 30 kilometers (20 miles) away
  • Lax Quarantine Undercuts Ebola Fight in Africa

    08/04/2014 10:27:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/4/2014 | Adam Nossiter
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The house was supposed to be under strict quarantine. Meals were to be delivered by the health department. Nobody was to go in or out. But the enforcement of the government’s tough new measures to contain Ebola was light. Two police officers hung about chatting, out of sight of the house. Visitors came and went, including family members and well-wishers who were not supposed to be there. On the front porch sat the Ebola victim’s father and mother, in whose arms the young woman had died. They had handled her body, putting them at serious risk...
  • South Korea Sent Thousands of Choco Pies Over North Korea via Balloon

    08/04/2014 5:44:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    ViralSoil ^ | 8/1/2014 | None credited
    On Wednesday, about 200 South Koreans attached thousands of chocolate snacks to 50 giant balloons and released into North Korea after Pyongyang reportedly banned the coveted treats from the country earlier this month. The pies, which have become popular among hungry North Koreans, are considered as a symbol of capitalism and represent a cultural impact that might encourage an uprising. “We will continue to send Choco Pie by balloons because it is still one of the most favorite foodstuffs in North Korea,” said Choo Sun-Hee, one of the organisers of Wednesday’s balloon launch.In response to the activity, Pyongyang has pressed...
  • A lesson from Down Under (Australia shows how to handle illegal aliens)

    08/03/2014 7:57:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/2/2014 | Roger Kimball
    ...Hordes of indigents from Sri Lanka, India, and elsewhere had been crowding on to something that floats and making their way to Christmas Island, if not the Australian mainland itself, and, once ashore, seeking out the nearest welfare agency for their first check. It was not dissimilar to what’s been happening on the Southern border of the United States, except, alas, there is no great body of water to impede those eager welfare seekers slipping into the U.S. The Aussies, under the enlightened leadership of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, seem to be well on the...
  • Border agents cleared of civil rights complaints from illegal immigrant children

    08/01/2014 12:16:54 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/31/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Internal investigators have already dismissed most complaints of civil rights violations against federal agents handling the surge of illegal immigrant children on the border, the Homeland Security Department inspector general said in a new report Thursday that details near-heroic efforts agents and officers are making. In its first report since the surge, the inspector general said agents have contracted everything from scabies and lice to chickenpox, including bringing the disease home to their own children, as they care for the unaccompanied minors. Investigators also said they saw instances of agents and officers spending their own money to buy toys, clothing...
  • Democrats ask: Where’s FLOTUS? (Michelle Obama)

    07/30/2014 12:14:42 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    First lady Michelle Obama is the most popular member of the Obama administration, and Democrats say she’s the one they want to see more of in the midterms. She’s a woman and an African-American, with a direct appeal to two groups that the Democrats need to turn out in major numbers in November. She can bring the Obama brand without the baggage of President Barack Obama himself. She can go to states where he can’t. She’s a fresh draw for donors and voters. So where is she? Democrats want an answer — they desperately need the help, and especially the...
  • UNC professor dies after Chapel Hill mugging

    07/24/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/24/2014 | Arielle Clay
    A professor at the University of North Carolina died Thursday morning after being mugged on a Chapel Hill street during a lunchtime walk Wednesday, police said. Feng Liu, 59, of Durham, a research professor in UNC's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, was assaulted and robbed at about 1 p.m. Wednesday in a residential area near the intersection of West University Drive and Ransom Street, police said.
  • Solar Power Plants Are Literally Roasting Birds In-Flight

    07/09/2014 4:33:28 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Slate ^ | 7/8/2014 | Nicholas Lund
    For proponents of renewable energy, it seems like every time a technology is primed to save the world, it gets dogged by some ironic bit of environmental unpleasantness. Wind turbines can be dangerous to birds and bats. Biofuels require so much land, fertilizer, and water that they may use more energy to produce than they provide. Hydropower dams screw up a whole lot of river habitat and stop fish from spawning. The latest on this list of “dark green” technologies is thermal solar power, which is coming into vogue in the southern California desert. [snip]U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees and...
  • New Anti-Obamacare Stunt: A Creepy Carnival On The National Mall (Creepy Uncle Sam returns)

    07/07/2014 1:33:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7/7/14 | Benny Johnson
    Generation Opportunity, the conservative nonprofit group who created the Creepy Uncle Sam anti-Obamacare campaign last fall, is back with an extremely elaborate new anti-Obamacare ad: [snip]Anyway, in the new video, this Obamacare Ambulance drives through a neighborhood… … and a megaphone atop it demands people “come one, come all” to join the “mandatory” carnival.Full video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ttmDlOuqY
  • Pelosi on the Border: We Have to Use This 'Crisis' as an 'Opportunity' (Video)

    06/28/2014 1:44:58 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/2014 | Pam Key
    Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a "humanitarian opportunity."[snip]She also said she wished she could take them home with her.
  • Why a grim US economic picture is brightening (technicolor barf alert)

    06/24/2014 5:59:39 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/24/2014 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the government updates its estimate Wednesday of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even. The economy likely shrank at an annual rate of nearly 2 percent in the January-March quarter, economists estimate. That would be its bleakest performance since early 2009 in the depths of the Great Recession. So why aren't economists, businesses or investors likely to panic? Because most agree that the economy last quarter was depressed by temporary factors - particularly the blast of Arctic chill and snow that shuttered factories, disrupted shipping and...
  • Shooters in Metro ambush ... dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police (Las Vegas)

    06/08/2014 10:03:44 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 6/8/2014 | Review-Journal Staff
    Just the link since it is the Las Vegas Review-Journal, but key items are: Gadsen Flag laid on the dead policemen. Tea Party mentioned. Killers were conspiracy nuts according to neighbors, said they were kicked off Bundy ranch Male killer sometimes dressed as Peter Pan for his job as a street performer. Armed citizen engaged the two when they entered Walmart and wounded one.
  • World’s Worst Employee Makes Dozens of Bomb Threats to Get Out of Work

    05/22/2014 1:37:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Vocativ ^ | 5/22/2014 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    The next time you find yourself crammed into your cubicle and fuming over all the god-awful people in your office, just be thankful you’ll never have to work with James Allen Bea. A leading contender for the world’s worst colleague, the 21-year-old is facing felony charges for relentlessly terrorizing his fellow employees at a financial services firm in Seattle. During his short-lived tenure at Jack Henry and Associates, Bea allegedly sent dozens of bomb threats to co-workers in texts and emails, usually filled with unsettling details about their personal lives. Prosecutors also allege that the disgruntled employee-from-hell circulated photographs of...
  • Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die

    05/17/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 133 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/16/2014 | Tyler Durden
    In the past several years, one of the topics covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better known as "channel stuffing", of which General Motors is particularly guilty and whose inventory at dealer lots just hit a new record high. But did you know that when it comes to flat or declining sales and stagnant end demand, channel stuffing is merely the beginning?Presenting...Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die (courtesy of Vincent Lewis' Unsold Cars)Above is just...
  • Are Stocks Cheap?

    05/11/2014 7:12:00 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/11/2014 | Tyler Durden
    As if the question actually needs to be asked, we thought the following 3 charts would provide at least some defense against the constant barrage of "healthy rotation" bullshit currently being used to maintain assets-under-management as professionals unwind their levered longs into a newly-willing retail public. As Gavekal notes, the following chart show that the median stock is trading at valuation levels only seen at the previous stock market highs of 2007 and 2000.Measuring the valuation level of the median stock in an index can help mitigate the market-cap-weighted bias associated with many index level valuation statistics. This is important...
  • Moldova confiscates Transnistria petition from deputy Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Rogozin

    05/11/2014 5:47:41 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 7 replies
    AP vis South China Morning Post ^ | 5/12/2014 | uncredited
    Moldovan authorities say they have stopped Russia's deputy prime minister from leaving the country with a petition calling on Moscow to recognise a separatist region, but he claimed yesterday he had delivered most of the signatures supporting it. [snip]Rogozin visited the separatist province of Transnistria, where 1,500 Russian troops are stationed, to celebrate Victory Day on Friday. He offered support to separatists and criticised Moldova's government for seeking closer ties with the European Union.[Snip] Romania protested after Rogozin said he would travel on a bomber plane next time after he was denied passage through Romanian airspace while travelling back to...
  • TMZ sued for sexual discrimination by former female writer

    05/10/2014 7:30:13 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Reuters via Philly.com ^ | 5/10/2014 | uncredited
    A former writer for TMZ filed a lawsuit Friday against the company for sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. The suit stated that Catherine “Taryn” Hillin, who was employed by TMZ as a producer for approximately a year-and-a-half from Feb. 2012 to Sept. 2014, was the only female writer on the celebrity news website's staff. Hillin alleges that she was quickly advised that TMZ was a “boys club” favoring male employees over female employees, with one employee telling her, “Good luck being a girl writer.” The suit goes on to cite specific examples of discriminatory comments by executive producer...
  • May 2014 Primary Results (North Carolina)

    05/06/2014 5:29:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 61 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/6/2014 | uncredited
    The results are coming in. Hit the link for the latest. US Senate Primary (Rep)Candidate Votes Percent Thom Tillis 54,990 46% Greg Brannon 34,011 28% Mark Harris 19,228 16% Heather Grant 6,122 5% Ted Alexander 2,324 2% Jim Snyder 2,281 2% Alex Bradshaw 807 1% Edward Kryn 508 0% (Last updated 8:20 pm, Precincts: 55% reporting)
  • Climate Change Mass Hysteria Grips the U.S. (satire)

    05/06/2014 10:36:21 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    Dr. Roy Spencer ^ | 5/6/2014 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    WASHINGTON (AP) In what many experts are calling one of the most serious cases of mass hysteria in modern times, the U.S. government today released its National Climate Assessment, a sobering 840 page summary of a wide variety of normal climate occurrences which are leading to physical symptoms such as adolescent psychiatric problems, great wailing, and gnashing of teeth. The report is gripping the nation like a global warming polar vortex trapped in place by the swirling toxic vapors emitted by a swarm of possessed SUVs. The report contains claims of U.S. floods, droughts, severe weather, and heat waves,...
  • Silicon Valley’s Giants Are Just Gilded Age Tycoons in Techno-Utopian Clothes

    04/27/2014 4:52:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    4/25/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    The $300 million payout from tech giants like Google and Apple to settle a lawsuit brought by employees makes it clear that Silicon Valley is out for profit, not to change the world. Silicon Valley’s biggest names—Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe—reached a settlement today in a contentious $3 billion anti-trust suit brought by workers who accused the tech giants of secretly colluding to not recruit each other’s employees. The workers won, but not much, receiving only a rumored $300 million, a small fraction of the billions the companies might have been forced to pay had they been found guilty in...
  • Police: Fayetteville teen poisoned grandma's collards (NC)

    04/25/2014 5:39:57 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 51 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/25/2014 | Julia Sims, Gilbert Baez
    Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville teen was arrested Thursday and accused of spiking her grandmother's Easter dinner with insecticide, according to an arrest warrant. Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, 17, of 206 Harrison St., was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. She was being held Friday in the Cumberland County jail under a $500,000 bond. According to a warrant, Johnson tried to kill Gaylon Moody on Sunday by pouring insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens cooking on the stove, knowing that Moody planned to eat them. Moody said it was payback after she confiscated her granddaughter's...
  • Watch Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal narrowly avoid a train during a railway safety [snip]

    04/19/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/19/2014 | Sarah Eberspacher
    Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday. The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town's Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA's safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines. "Safety, as you know, is paramount," Blake said — and then this happened. It would appear that taking personal responsibility for train safety is equally important. And that yellow line on...
  • Carr: Elizabeth Warren, take my DNA challenge! Prove you're an Indian!

    04/18/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/18/2014 | Howie Carr
    There is only one way to settle once and for all the question of whether the fake Indian is or is not a real Indian. She needs to take a DNA test. I dare you, Sen. Warren. It only costs about $200. If you insist, I’ll pay for it. In fact, I’ll take one myself. It’s easy. Just swab the inside of your mouth. Check my photo on the left, I’ll show you how to do it. No more of this fact-free nonsense about your “high cheekbones,” or these ridiculous fables about your parents “eloping” to escape the racism of...
  • Fun Number; Apple Has Twice As Much Cash As The US Government

    04/13/2014 8:19:56 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tim Worstall
    And, for good measure, Microsoft has more cash at hand that Uncle Sam does. [snip] It’s a very fun number, to be sure, but it’s not quite right for a number of economic reasons. It’s true that when you look at the balance sheets then Apple, say, has $160 billion in cash available, that Microsoft MSFT has a little under $85 billion and the Treasury only has $49 billion to hand to keep the government working. But it’s not really true for a couple of reasons that we’ll get to. [snip] The first and most obvious being that the government...
  • Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco

    04/07/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/7/2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Someone's been vandalizing compact Smart cars in San Francisco, flipping the tiny vehicles on their front and rear ends in the city's streets. NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street, and another was found a bit south on Sweeny and Bowdoin streets, closer to the Portola district. They were either sitting on their headlights, rear bumpers high in the air, or vice versa. A fourth Smart car -- a small white one with a faded "Obama-Biden" bumper sticker -- was...
  • UConn’s Napier: ‘We do have hungry nights’ (College athlete unions)

    04/07/2014 1:48:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 89 replies
    CT Mirror ^ | 4/7/2014 | Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
    Shabazz Napier, point guard for The University of Connecticut's men's basketball team, recently told reporters he understands why athletes at Northwestern need a union, as he sometimes has to go to bed "starving" because he cannot afford food. "We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely best to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn't cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don't have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed," the senior told reporters. "I think, you know, Northwestern...
  • Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

    04/06/2014 1:22:00 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 147 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/5/2014 | Dave Urbanski
    First, about one million public school students said “no way” to their cafeteria menus after Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign led to anger and frustration over food that apparently many American kids didn’t want to stomach.But for those without other options, all that’s left is the power of social media and cell phone cameras when they simply can’t take another bite:Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Even a mom got in on the act…Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via...
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)

    03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 3/26/2014 | Not Specified
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right. [snip] The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in...
  • BREAKING: Video of Renee Ellmers Berating Anti-Amnesty Constituents (North Carolina)

    03/22/2014 3:15:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/22/2014 | David Steinberg
    Yesterday, Ron Woodward of NC Listen reported on a meeting he had with Renee Ellmers on the topic of immigration and amnesty. He claimed he had exited the meeting appalled both by her positions and by her behavior.One of the constituents attending the meeting recorded the conversation.The Randolph Tea Party posted the clips online, and exclusively forwarded the links to PJ Media. Four clips of the meeting are embedded below.At one point, Ellmers says of Woodard: “You don’t have any damn facts.”Ellmers claims he is stereotyping, and constantly interrupts him. This conduct occurred after she had inconvenienced the group by...
  • Mass. High Court: Subway Upskirt Photos Not Illegal

    03/05/2014 5:07:36 PM PST · by RightGeek · 45 replies
    WBZ-TV Boston ^ | 3/5/2014 | None credited
    Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law. [snip] So-called Peeping Tom laws protect people from being photographed in dressing rooms and bathrooms when nude or partially nude, but the way the law is written, it does not protect clothed people in public areas, the court said. The SJC ruling went on to suggest that the act in this case should be illegal, noting other states including New York and Florida have explicit laws criminalizing public upskirting. [snip]
  • Chinese IBM workers erupt in protests over layoffs, Lenovo deal

    03/04/2014 7:54:29 PM PST · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL TechWire ^ | 3/4/2014 | Rick Smith
    Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Thousands of IBM workers in China - some carrying banners describing IBM as a "Sweat Shop" and "We are not merchandise" and many wearing blue lab coats - launched protests Monday that continued Tuesday in reaction to layoffs and the sale of IBM's low-end server business to Lenovo. Unlike at the Research Triangle Park complex where layoffs spark little if any public protest, including layoffs that started last week, the IBM facility in Shenzhen City was blocked with hundreds of protesters gathered at the entrance. Shenzhen is a major city in southern China located near...
  • Hugo Chavez’s Daughters Refuse to Leave Presidential Party Palace

    02/21/2014 9:08:51 AM PST · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    Vocativ ^ | 2/21/2014 | Jan-Albert Hootsen
    It’s hard times in Venezuela these days. The economy is in shambles, crime is spiraling, and the opposition is leading increasingly strident protests on the streets. To make matters worse, President Nicolás Maduro can’t even deal with the crisis from the comforts of the presidential palace. Constitutionally, of course, Maduro has been able live in La Casona, a luxurious villa in the heart of the capital, since he was sworn in last year. The only problem: Almost a year after Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chávez, passed away, his three grown children—Maria Gabriela, Rosa Virginia and Hugo Jr.—are still living in the...
  • IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'

    02/12/2014 5:17:28 PM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    WRAL TechWire ^ | 2/12/2014 | Rick Smith
    Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Dispatches from the firing line at IBM: "People broke down after seeing the inhuman treatment. Laptops along with the cases were confiscated, so several employees were seen crying and exiting building carrying and balancing their personal belongings with their two hands." "IBM STG INDIA is doing RA and it is very deep and numbers are huge." "Just heard from a colleague in Bangalore that job cuts there have begun. Workers asked to leave on the spot. He claims 6 out of 23 people in his department." RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - IBM's latest $1 billion...
  • NBC Commentator's Wardrobe Shows Support for LGBT (Hypersonic Barf Alert)

    02/10/2014 6:58:42 PM PST · by RightGeek · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/10/2104 | Trey Sanchez
    Ex-Olympic skater and current NBC commentator for the Sochi games Johnny Weir is not shy about protesting Russia's homosexual laws live on air, if his wardrobe has anything to say about it. Weir has appeared with full makeup -- blush, lipstick, etc. -- as well as silk blouses and gaudy jewelry. Hairstyles have ranged from piled on top to a braided tiara (seen below). This was his plan from the beginning...
  • The GOP Pulls Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory Because They Can

    02/01/2014 7:10:22 PM PST · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/31/2014 | streiff
    As incredible as it may sound, both major political parties have decided to throw in the towel on the 2014 elections. Both parties made their announcements true to their traditions. The Democrats did it in their typically coy way, having their plutocrat masters hint that no money would be forthcoming for House races. The Republicans did it by calling their base racist and telling it to DIAF (or FOAD depending on which member of the House leadership you talked to.) While the Democrats at least have the stated objective of retaining the Senate, the GOP seems to have set out...
  • Wrong on Principles (Illegal Aliens)

    02/01/2014 6:05:21 PM PST · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/31/2014 | Editors
    We hope the thinking behind the prospective push on immigration by the House Republican leadership isn’t as sloppy as the statement of “principles” it released at the conference retreat in Cambridge, Md., yesterday. But that seems a wan hope. The principles could be the opening foray in one of the most mystifyingly stupid misadventures in recent congressional history, so perhaps it is appropriate that they were vague, sophomoric, and poorly written. They spoke of the need to enforce our immigration laws but admitted the difficulty of that, given that Barack Obama currently has the responsibility for executing our nation’s laws....
  • Third Banker, Former Fed Member, "Found Dead" Inside A Week

    01/31/2014 10:43:06 AM PST · by RightGeek · 96 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/31/2014 | "Tyler Durden"
    <p>If the stock market were already crashing then it would be simple to blame the dismally sad rash of dead bankers in the last week on that - certainly that was reflected in 1929. However, for the third time in the last week, a senior financial executive has died in what appears to be a suicide. As Bloomberg reports, following the deaths of a JPMorgan senior manager (Tuesday) and a Deutsche Bank executive (Sunday), Russell Investments' Chief Economist (and former Fed economist) Mike Dueker was found dead at the side of a highway in Washington State. Police said the death appeared to be a suicide.</p>
  • French president splits with partner after affair

    01/25/2014 3:23:26 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 1/25/2014 | Sylvie Maligorne
    Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday told AFP he has split with his longstanding partner Valerie Trierweiler after his affair with an actress nearly 20 years his junior. The announcement came after a day of rumours in the French media that Hollande would formally announce the rupture on Saturday, on the eve of a visit by Trierweiler to India for charity work. Saying he was speaking as a private individual and not as head of state as the matter concerned his private life, Hollande told AFP over the phone: "I wish to make it known that I...
  • ABC Swoons: 50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama’s Birthday

    01/17/2014 11:10:48 AM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/17/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    In preparation for the first lady’s 50th birthday on Saturday, ABC News has served up a fawning list 50 ways to celebrate the occasion. It highlights Michelle Obama’s most memorable and glamorous moments. Below, ten examples from the list, which you can read in full here: Dance to Beyonce Move into a massive new house with your family and invite your mother to move in too Make the cover of Vogue Buy a Jason Wu dress Hang out with your friend, Oprah Roll your eyes at House Speaker John Boehner or the Danish prime minister Hug, kiss and fist bump the...
  • Asylum seekers say they were tricked by navy (Australia)

    01/17/2014 8:55:17 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Canberra Times ^ | 1/17/2014 | Michael Bachelard
    Australia has for the first time used one of its new lifeboats to send a group of 56 asylum seekers back to Indonesia in a move that is likely to plunge the bilateral relationship to a new low.Fairfax Media has interviewed a large group of would-be refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh who scuttled their wooden vessel six days ago in an attempt to avoid being pushed back to Indonesia.Instead they were picked up by an Australian Navy vessel, HMAS Stuart, and kept overnight before being transferred to a Customs and Border Protection vessel.The men said they were tricked into thinking...
  • CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders

    01/08/2014 6:41:06 AM PST · by RightGeek · 134 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/7/2014 | Sara Ganim
    (CNN) -- Early in her career as a learning specialist, Mary Willingham was in her office when a basketball player at the University of North Carolina walked in looking for help with his classwork. He couldn't read or write. "And I kind of panicked. What do you do with that?" she said, recalling the meeting. Willingham's job was to help athletes who weren't quite ready academically for the work required at UNC at Chapel Hill, one of the country's top public universities. But she was shocked that one couldn't read. And then she found he was not an anomaly. Soon,...
  • Remind me to keep myself and everyone I love far, far away from Old Spice body spray

    01/07/2014 8:27:48 AM PST · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    American Digest ^ | 1/6/2014 | Gerard Van Der Leun
    See the video - http://youtu.be/8M-sAPobpfY Quietly and relentlessly and increasingly perverse and creepy. A real achievement in the sewer that forms most of today's "advertisements."
  • Lawsuit demands city eliminate stink on rocks at La Jolla Cove (California)

    12/30/2013 8:39:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/28/2013 | Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- A lawsuit has been filed demanding the city eradicate the "foul, noxious and sickening odors" left by birds and sea lions defecating on the rocks next to La Jolla Cove. The stink offends the patrons of some of La Jolla's best known restaurants overlooking the cove and visitors to the famed La Valencia Hotel, according to the lawsuit filed by a group calling itself Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement. [snip] While the stinky guano is the product of the cormorants and the sea lions, the real culprits are officials at City Hall who approved a fence keeping...
  • I was forced to survive on bread and water in Russian prison because it didn't serve vegetarian...

    12/29/2013 2:07:07 PM PST · by RightGeek · 137 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/29/2013 | Jennifer Smith
    A Greenpeace campaigner claims he was forced to live on bread and water while being held in a Russian prison because it didn't offer a vegetarian alternative. Antony Perrett arrived home yesterday after spending two months in prisons in Murmansk and St Petersburg for trying to hang a climate change banner on an oil rig. The former town councillor is one a group of environmental activists known as the Arctic 30 who were being held in Russia on hooliganism charges. Since being released under a new amnesty law, the 33-year-old has revealed he refused to eat some of the food...
  • Friday Humor: Barney Frank Joins CNBC

    12/20/2013 9:56:15 AM PST · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/20/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Pleased to announce former US Congressman @BarneyFrank has joined @CNBC as our latest contributor.— Nick Dunn (@NickDunnCNBC) December 20, 2013 We are sure Frank's arrival will fix this...