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  • Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson...Speak Against Under Armour CEO's Trump Praise

    02/10/2017 4:51:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    abc ^ | 2/9/17
    Under Armour's most prominent spokespeople -- Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Misty Copeland and Steph Curry -- are all speaking out against comments that Kevin Plank, the brand's CEO, recently made in support of President Donald Trump.
  • Oprah sells painting for $196 million [Greedy 1%er]

    02/09/2017 1:30:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Nine.com ^ | Bree Player
    ....., according to Bloomberg, she sold a painting by Gustav Klimt for $196 million to an unnamed Chinese buyer.... ....Oprah purchased the painting at a Christie’s auction in 2006 for $115 million....
  • Philadelphia mayor blames retailers, not new tax, for increased soda prices

    01/13/2017 6:46:36 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 43 replies
    The Extract ^ | 1.13.17 | Editor
    Despite backing what became one of the nation’s first successful soda taxes, Mayor Jim Kenney is now blaming businesses for the resulting spike in the cost of sugary beverages. “They’re gouging their own customers,” he said of retailers who have been passing along some of the costs associated with the new tax.
  • McDonald's and Hard Rock Cafe at the Vatican

    01/08/2017 3:43:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rey Flores
    In Matt. 16:18 Jesus said: “You are Peter and upon this rock I shall build my Church.” It’s unlikely that at that time Jesus was thinking of any franchising opportunities for His Church by including a fast food restaurant. When He gave Peter the keys to the Kingdom, He didn’t give him keys to a McDonald’s. Well folks, if you have not heard about this yet, McDonald’s has just opened one of its newest franchise locations just steps away from where the center of all Catholicism sits. Just before 2016 came to a close, McDonald’s started serving up its world-famous...
  • Undeterred By Trump Threats, Schlumberger Signs Deal With Iran

    11/28/2016 2:18:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28-11-2016 | The Ayatollah and his mom
    Just about everyone right now wants to know where President-elect Donald Trump stands on Iran, and what fate lies ahead for the nuclear deal and the easing of sanctions that have energy companies’ mouths watering—not the least of them oilfield services giant Schlumberger, which has just hedged its bets that sanctions are history despite heavy rhetoric to the contrary. Schlumberger has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Iranian South Oil Company for the development of oilfields in Iran’s southern Khouzestan province, making it the second Western energy major to return to Iran after the lifting of most sanctions....
  • (WIkileaks) Benghazi: FUNDRAISING off of hearing

    11/04/2016 10:47:47 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Nov 04 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:slatham@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-23 22:32 Subject: our donors # today turns out it's not 500k. It's 420. we're not going to correct it - but not leaning into it ! *BACKGROUND (CLINTON AIDE) * - We now have more than 500,000 donors for the campaign. - We have more than 100,000 new donors in October alone. - The hour after the Benghazi hearing ended, 9pm-10pm, was our best fundraising hour of the campaign and we didn't make a fundraising ask. - More than half the donations yesterday were from new donors and 99% of them were for $250 or...
  • American Greed on CNBC - Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown (hurricane Katrina)

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/16
    Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown Season 10 Episode 111 Aired 03-31-2016 tv-pg Disgraced former mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large.
  • Self-Interested Hillary

    10/07/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by A Conservative Legionaire
    The Political Register ^ | 10/7/16 | Legionaire.
    A participant in the CNN focus group conducted Tuesday during this year's only vice presidential debate says the cable network omitted a strong showing of third-party support. Justin Smith says participants were asked after the debate ended if they support the ticket led by Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump or a third-party candidate, with 12 indicating third-party support, five backing Clinton and two Trump. Such a result would not reflect national polling, and Smith wrote on Facebook "once they saw the response," the third party option was dropped in favor of "undecided" -- with the second question asked twice...
  • Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin – A Homily for the 26th Sunday

    09/25/2016 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin – A Homily for the 26th Sunday Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2016 • The Rich Man and the Poor Lazarus by Hendrick ter BrugghenIn the Gospel for today about the rich man and Lazarus the Lord gives us some important teachings on judgment and Hell. We live in times in which many consider the teachings on Hell to be untenable. They struggle to understand how a God described as loving, merciful, and forgiving can assign certain souls to Hell forever. Despite the fact that the Doctrine of Hell is taught...
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • Warren Buffett buys more Wells Fargo stock on a dip [Hillary supporter is its largest stockholder!]

    09/20/2016 11:29:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 3.29.2016
    Warren Buffett showed that the selloff in Wells Fargo & Co.’s stock this year has just made him love the banking giant even more, as he boosted his stake in the company to 504.3 million shares, according to regulatory filings. Buffett’s investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B, +0.01% now owns 10% of Wells Fargo’s common stock outstanding, making him by far the largest shareholder. That is up from 479.7 million shares, or a 9.45% stake, as of Dec. 31, filings show.
  • Hillary Clinton "Speeches" Scheduled Events [Hillary's Surrogates...She is Mostly Absent]

    09/19/2016 1:22:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Welcome to the redesigned Scheduled Events page. The information presented below not only displays Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s events, but anyone representing Hillary for America, including Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and other politicians and celebrities appearing on the behalf of HFA. Hyperlinks below will lead to the official page for the event where you can RSVP or purchase tickets. The lack of a hyperlink or a blank field indicates that the information for the event is not currently available. For past events, please visit the Speech Archive. Note: Fundraisers are scheduled a month in advance while public events are...
  • Chelsea Can't Fathom Why People Think Her Mom is Untrustworthy [semi-satire]

    09/10/2016 10:50:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's daughter went on ABC's The View talk show to express her dismay at polls showing that a huge majority of Americans consider her mother untrustworthy. "I realize that some of the things coming out from the emails she tried to conceal are raising questions, but I know my mother and I'm certain that if anything thing she did was wrong in some technical sense that she did it for a good reason," Chelsea explained. "What a lot of people don't understand is that her job as the nation's top diplomat often required her to deliberately...
  • Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, and is expected to offer apology

    09/06/2016 6:38:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/6/2016 | Michelle Castillo
    21st Century Fox will settle Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, according to the company. Vanity Fair reported that sources close to the situation said the media company will pay Carlson $20 million as well as offer a public apology. 21stCentury Fox will also settle two other sexual harassment cases brought against Ailes. According to a document filed today in the United States District Court District of New Jersey, Gretchen Carlson voluntarily dismissed her case against Roger Ailes with prejudice on Tuesday.
  • First Commercial Flights Between U.S., Cuba on American Based Airlines Set to Resume Wednesday

    08/30/2016 2:06:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    For the first time in over half a century, commercial flights between the United States and Cuba will resume on Wednesday – and NBC 6 reporter Amanda Plasencia will be on board one of the flights, providing you extensive coverage of these historical journeys. As part of President Obama’s efforts to restore relations with the island nation just south of Florida, a potential of 110 round trip flights will take place each week between the countries. That includes 20 daily flights to Havana and 10 each to other cities in Cuba. The flights will come from airports across the country....
  • The Clinton Family Laundry (Saturbray)

    08/20/2016 6:51:00 AM PDT · by bray · 18 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 8/20/16 | bray
    Proverbs 15:27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. The Clinton Family Laundry is one of the largest graft and corruption machines ever devised. This as everyone knows is a way for lobbyists around the world to bribe the United States by contributing a few million to receive multiple billions. It is the ultimate slot machine where you can put millions in and take out billions. If she returns to the White House she would go from making hundreds of millions to making hundreds of billions in graft and corruption by taking...
  • Being a Wise Manager

    08/10/2016 3:44:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 10 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth’” (Matthew 6:19). Wealth comes from God, and we are to manage it wisely for Him. John Wesley was a godly man who devoted his life to serving the Lord. What is not as well known perhaps is that he was rich, gaining most of his wealth from his published hymns and other works. At one point in his life he gave away 40,000 pounds sterling—a fortune in those days. When he died, his estate was worth only twenty-eight pounds, for he had given nearly everything to the Lord’s work. It is...
  • You Can’t Take It with You, But You Can Send it on Ahead! Five Teachings on Wealth

    07/31/2016 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-30-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    You Can’t Take It with You, But You Can Send it on Ahead! Five Teachings on Wealth Msgr. Charles Pope • July 30, 2016 • The Gospel today is not merely a warning against greed; it is an instruction on income and wealth given by Jesus to help us root out greed. As the Gospel opens, the problem of greed is presented. Following that, a prescribed perspective on wealth is offered. Let’s take a look at both parts of this Gospel. I. The Problem that is Portrayed – The text begins, Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher,...
  • How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed

    07/27/2016 5:33:30 AM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/26/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Peddling access and elite status, the Clintons have turned progressivism into a lucrative global venture.</p> <p>Most presidents, before and after holding office, are offered multifarious opportunities to get rich, most of them unimaginable to Americans without access to influential and wealthy concerns. But none have so flagrantly circumvented laws and ethical norms as have Bill and Hillary Clinton, a tandem who in little more than a decade went from self-described financial want to a net worth likely over $100 million, or even $150 million.</p>
  • Canadian Pacific Files Appeal To Protect Yard From Tollway Project

    07/15/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    journal-topics ^ | 14 July 2016 | TOM ROBB
    Canadian Pacific Railroad filed an appeal Tuesday with the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals seeking an injunction to stop Illinois Route 390, also known as the Elgin O’Hare West Access (EOWA) project, from taking land in the Bensenville Rail Yard it operates in Bensenville and Franklin Park... The case sought a permanent injunction to stop the tollway from using eminent domain to take the land and make way for parts of the new tollway. The case was dismissed in March.