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  • VIDEO: Man using Facebook Live while speeding seriously injured in crash

    12/01/2016 10:43:05 AM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | Dec. 1, 2016
    VIDEO: Man using Facebook Live while speeding seriously injured in crash PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live speeding and weaving in and out of traffic was seriously injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence. The video was posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page and shows him driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.
  • Tired Dem Donors Feel Like Their Money Got Burned

    12/01/2016 5:51:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/01/16
    Democratic donors stung by Hillary Clinton’s upset loss in the presidential race feel like they just set their money on fire. The sore feelings are a huge problem for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is trying to rebuild its image and reinvigorate a defeated party in time for challenging midterm elections in 2018. It’s also a worry for top liberal activists as they prepare for war with President-elect Donald Trump and a GOP Congress that is hell-bent on rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments. Many Democratic donors still feel burned by the party’s 2016 election losses and what they see...
  • Where can I buy this bumper sticker?

    11/23/2016 12:35:41 AM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 20 replies
    The one that says: GOD HAS PLAYED HIS TRUMP CARDI have a new car whose body work needs breaking in.
  • CEO Who Threatened To Kill Trump With Sniper Rifle Says Life Has Been Turned Upside Down

    11/20/2016 3:46:00 PM PST · by RummyChick · 164 replies
    100fedup ^ | 11/20 | 100fedup
    We all make choices in life, some of them are dumber than others. This former CEO however, takes the cake. He is likely not going to get too much sympathy from anyone other than George Soros or the underbelly of the Democrat Party… The former CEO of a local cybersecurity firm is talking first to 10News – about his threat to shoot President-elect Donald Trump. Team 10 Investigator Allison Ash sat down with Matt Harrigan Tuesday afternoon. He tells Allison he’s been getting death threats since the posts went viral and he and his family have relocated until the storm...
  • 60 minutes crew goes to Sweden, gets beat up by migrants

    11/18/2016 6:57:32 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 39 replies
    The American Revenant ^ | 11/18/2016 | The Editor in Chief
    The film crew for CBS 60 Minutes went to Sweden to capture footage and interviews of migrants being peaceful to contrast them from the violent ones causing riots. Right after the police left, however, one of the film crew was punched in the face by a refugee.
  • Backlash after Donald Trump ditches his press pool

    11/16/2016 7:54:33 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 235 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    For the second time in a week, president-elect Donald Trump has abandoned precedent and traveled without the "press pool," a small group of journalists assigned to cover his movements. The move Tuesday night has spurred a strong backlash.
  • Mother who posed with Hillary in woods after election claims she has been getting death threats

    11/15/2016 6:55:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/2016 | KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    The mother who posted a photograph of her chance meeting with Hillary Clinton in the woods after the Democrat's election defeat says she has been getting death threats and now wants the story to 'go away'. Margot Gerster, 30, told the New York Post she has received death threats since the picture went viral. When the Post contacted her she simply replied 'yes' when asked about the threats but said she didn't want to talk about it anymore. She also told the paper: 'This story needs to go away. It got a lot of positive feedback from a lot of...
  • Wanda Sykes Has Meltdown On Stage, Swears Crowd After Getting Booed For Calling Trump A 'Racist'

    11/14/2016 7:00:00 AM PST · by Strategy · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 13, 2016 | Josef Rydman
    Comedian Wanda Sykes has meltdown on stage, swears, flips off crowd after getting booed for calling Donald Trump a 'Racist'. In a Boston comedy show last night, comedian Wanda Sykes was loudly booed by large portions of the audience near the end of her set as she referred to President-elect Donald Trump as a "racist, sexist, homophobic person."
  • Huma breaks down and weeps openly as she returns to campaign headquarters

    11/11/2016 9:47:27 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-11-2016 | Geoff Early
    Hillary Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin wept openly in the street on Friday as she returned to the place where the Democratic candidate's campaign was fought - and lost. Abedin looked like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders as she visited the campaign headquarters of the failed presidential candidate – after her own stumbles and her husband's sexting habits helped contribute to Clinton's historic defeat. Abedin ventured out of her Manhattan apartment and went to the office three days after President-elect Donald Trump shocked the world by defeating Clinton. She approached the tall building with stunning...
  • Obama Staffers Seen CRYING As Obama Congratulates President-Elect TRUMP

    11/10/2016 8:22:07 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 242 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Obama staffers were pictured crying as Barack Obama congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday at the White House.
  • Janet Reno, former U.S. attorney general, dies at 78

    11/07/2016 6:53:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Janet Reno, the strong-minded Florida prosecutor tapped by Bill Clinton to become the country’s first female U.S. attorney general, and who shaped the U.S. government’s responses to the largest legal crises of the 1990s, died Nov. 7 at her home in Miami. She was 78. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, her goddaughter, Gabrielle D’Alemberte, told the Associated Press. Ms. Reno was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1995, while she was attorney general.
  • Ballot Typo Leaves Hillary Clinton with 'Liar' in Her Name (Video)

    11/04/2016 5:55:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    An unidentified voter believes Arkansas officials purposely misspelled Hillary Clinton's name by adding an extra "I" so that the word "liar" is in her name.
  • REPORT: Megyn Kelly Not Being Welcomed at Other Networks

    10/31/2016 10:44:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 62 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 31st, 2016
    Megyn Kelly has been quite a focal point during this election season, for better or worse. Not only was she a media punching bag for Donald Trump for months, but she just so happens to be rumored to be the one who ultimately brought down Roger Ailes. Last but not least, with a contract expiring at Fox News, everyone has been wondering if Kelly will be moving to a new network. After all, she is developing a scripted show for Go90 and retained her first non-Fox publicist a few weeks ago. Oh, and she’s co-hosting ABC’s Live! morning show the...
  • Martin Luther to be canonized

    10/30/2016 7:43:54 PM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Eccles and Bosco ^ | Oct. 16, 2016 | Mr. Eccles
    Sunday, 16 October 2016 Martin Luther to be canonized As part of the celebrations of the Reformation, and to mark his excellent relations with the Lutherans - "After all, they're far more Catholic than the German cardinals Kasper, Marx, and their cronies" - Pope Francis has agreed to canonize Martin Luther himself.
  • This. Cannot. Be. Happening.

    10/28/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Alexandra Petri
    Hillary Clinton sits on her Throne of Power in the Fortress of Glass, glancing at the ceiling and sharpening her hammer. She has been starting to hope. Earlier today she sent out one or two emails to old friends in Washington intimating they should “get drinks when I’m back.” She has started to say “when” more than “if.” She keeps seeing the number “45” everywhere she looks — records, temperatures — and when she does, she smiles a little to herself, as if it’s an omen. At the back of her closet there is a checklist of Things To Accomplish...
  • Biker clubs violently attacking Muslim immigrants in Germany

    10/23/2016 3:50:30 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 60 replies
    Speisa ^ | October 23, 2016
    Europe is in chaos. Over the last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has allowed over one million Muslim migrants to come to Germany. Many of these refugees are young, uneducated males, with no skills, no understanding of German, and no plans on assimilating. As terrorist attacks and sexual assaults by these Muslim newcomers become more common throughout Europe, many Germans are regretting inviting these people to their country. Now there are multiple reports of German biker clubs roaming the streets of German cities, attacking Muslim immigrants. Two Pakistani men were recently hospitalized after getting attacked by a group of 20...
  • Pope Francis Names Archbishop Cupich As His Successor [Humor/Sarcasm]

    10/22/2016 7:52:45 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | October 11, 2016 | Admin
    The Vatican announced this week that Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has been selected to be Pope Francis’ successor after the 79-year-old pontiff hits the age of retirement next year. Cupich told worshipers yesterday that he was “so very grateful and humbled by the news that he would be given the opportunity to wreak havoc upon the Church while wearing white.” Cupich, 67, will receive his “white hat” in Rome on December 18, 2017, the day after Pope Francis turns 80. Cupich’s succession to the papacy also means he will have his choice of who will succeed him in the future....
  • CNN Slams Trump's "Political Rick Roll"

    09/16/2016 10:42:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Joel
    CNN’s most senior political journalists could barely contain their outrage on Friday morning after Republican nominee Donald Trump used an event that they expected to be about Birtherism to showcase his support from veterans, Medal of Honor winners, retired flag officers, and Medal of Honor winners.
  • We Got Played!’ CNN Reacts To Trump ‘Birther’ Troll Press Conference

    09/16/2016 10:31:59 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Top CNN employees are frustrated. They breathlessly went live to Donald Trump’s news conference at his new hotel in Washington D.C., only to wait helplessly as veterans stood up to explain why they support Trump as commander-in-chief. “It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political rick-roll,” anchor Jake Tapper said wryly as CNN cut away from the broadcast of the Trump event and asked him to comment. The Trump campaign signaled that the Republican presidential nominee would address the birther controversy, but the first 20 minutes of the event featured veterans telling the media why they supported...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • Is America Ready for a Disruptive President?

    07/22/2016 12:28:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Apple disrupted the music industry; Uber disrupted the taxi cartels; Amazon disrupted the mega-bookstores. Global competition has been disrupting American manufacturing for decades. The inundation of low-skill immigrants unintentionally produced by the 1965 immigration act has disrupted many communities and big metro areas. Over history, America has mostly been built by disruption. Certainly the Loyalists in the American Revolution thought so. So did the farmers who cheered for William Jennings Bryan's free silver as industrialization was disrupting the farm economy. It's not clear that this disruptive convention will help him. Trump's managers have disrupted the traditions in place for 30...
  • Driver plows through 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in southern IL

    07/12/2016 7:55:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    KFVS 12 ^ | July 11, 2016 | Giacomo Luca
    The driver of an SUV plowed through a group of protesters during a “Black Lives Matters” march in southern Illinois on Sunday, July 10.According to Carbondale police, at around 10 p.m., officers began to monitor demonstrators who began marching along Washington Street in Carbondale.Police say they continued marching throughout the downtown streets, briefly assembled in front of the Carbondale Police Department, before returning to the Town Square Pavilion.According to police, as they were returning to the pavilion, a vehicle tried to drive through the demonstrators in the 200 block of East Main Street while they were blocking traffic.You can see...
  • How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read "Sigh" From Her TelePrompter

    06/23/2016 6:38:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | Not sure | NA
    How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read "Sigh" From Her TelePrompter
  • CNN’s Clinton Cash ‘Fact-Check’ Ends in Embarrassment for Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel

    06/23/2016 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23,2016
    Those questions apparently did not occur to Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel. Also, in addition to the $145 million being funneled to the Clinton Foundation before the CFIUS approval, why was a Kremlin-backed bank bankrolling a $500,000 speech in Moscow for Bill Clinton while his wife led the Russian reset? As even the progressive New Yorker magazine put it, “But there is a bigger question: Why was Bill Clinton taking any money from a bank linked to the Kremlin while his wife was Secretary of State?” Shockingly, CNN Money fact-checkers Alesci and Frankel make no mention of the Kremlin-backed $500,000...
  • KIMBO SLICE — REPORTEDLY DEAD AT 42

    06/06/2016 8:10:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    Kimbo Slice has reportedly died at the age of 42, though no reports have been confirmed. The MMA fighter — whose real name is Kevin Ferguson — was hospitalized in Florida Monday due to a “dire” medical situation, TMZ reported, and several sources on Twitter now claim he has died of heart failure.
  • Traffic-weary homeowners and Waze are at war, again. Guess who’s winning?

    06/06/2016 4:17:05 PM PDT · by dennisw · 70 replies
    Washingtoon Post ^ | June 5 at 9:29 PM | By Steve Hendrix
    “It used to be that only locals knew all the cut-through routes, but Google Maps and Waze are letting everyone know,” When population growth began to overwhelm a set of major intersections in his district, there was an increase of 45,000 cars a day on some residential streets, as app-armed commuters fought their way to nearby Interstate 85. In response, the city is posting signs to restrict left or right turns at key intersections. ____________________________ When the traffic on Timothy Connor’s quiet Maryland street suddenly jumped by several hundred cars an hour, he knew who was partly to blame: the...
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • Pope To Commission Study To Find More Ways He Can Confuse People

    05/14/2016 9:17:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | May 12, 2016 | Admin
    Pope Francis said today that he would set up a commission to study whether or not he can find more ways to confuse and frustrate the living crap out of people, revealing an openness to re-examining the church’s long-held insistence on not speaking off-the-cuff. His move was hailed as a breakthrough by those in the media who have clamored for years to be given more stuff to speculate on, and who cite research showing that a pope whose speeches were scripted and thought out produced nothing for the media to report on, and therefore, pointless. But the idea will face...
  • Judge rejects 'affluenza' teen's appeal to reverse jail term

    05/11/2016 3:25:19 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 11, 2016 | AP
    Judge Wayne Salvant signed an order Wednesday reaffirming the probation terms he imposed on Ethan Couch in April. The judge canceled a hearing on the matter scheduled for May 16. Salvant had ordered that Couch spend 180 days in jail for each of the four people he killed in 2013 when he rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people helping a motorist. The sentences were to be served consecutively.
  • Against the Dangerous Myth that the GOP Has ‘Given Obama Everything He Wanted’

    05/06/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2016 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    ... The Republican party is an imperfect vehicle and it has, of course, made mistakes. But the idea that it hasn’t effectively and consistently opposed President Obama’s agenda is little more than a dangerous and ignorant fiction. Had the GOP not been standing in the way — both from 2008, when it was in the minority everywhere, and from 2010, when it regained the House — the United States would look dramatically different than it does today. Without the GOP manning the barricades, Obamacare could well have been single payer, and, at the very least, the law would have included...
  • 40 Layoffs As Glenn Beck’s ‘Blaze’ Empire Continues Its Decline and Fall

    04/28/2016 1:12:44 PM PDT · by austinaero · 181 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/28/2016 | Lloyd Grove
    The axe fell once again on Glenn Beck’s crumbling media empire Thursday as employees in the New York and Washington offices of The Blaze, Beck’s multi-media online operation, along with business staffers in Los Angeles and the documentary unit in Columbus, Ohio, were told their jobs are on the chopping block, according to multiple sources who spoke The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity.
  • Cruz, Kasich Fuse Into Single Candidate In Last-Ditch Effort To Stop Trump (Jed Crusich!!)

    04/26/2016 3:55:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Babylon Bee, note, a satire site ^ | April 26, 2016 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a scientific marvel reportedly funded by the Koch brothers, Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced at a press conference Tuesday that they have fused into a single candidate, in what is being seen as a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination. The new candidate, named Jed Crusich, reportedly came into being by merging the bodies and essences—and voting bases, as the plan certainly goes—of the two former candidates Cruz and Kasich. Also fused are their delegate counts, bringing Crusich to 707—within striking distance of Trump’s 845. Crusich, whom Donald Trump has already dubbed “Cheatin’ Jed”...
  • UC Berkeley Forced to Cut 500 Jobs After $15 Minimum Wage Hike

    04/19/2016 2:05:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and "the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job. Stenhouse, a spokesman for the American Federation of StateChancellor, also said “There’s a very clear need for those front-line services. But the question is whether there really is a need to hemorrhage resources on executives.” Nicholas Dirks sent a memo to employees Monday informing them of the job reductions and said they will amount to “a modest reduction of...
  • Jude Law Minders Attacked

    02/29/2016 6:50:13 AM PST · by scooby321 · 27 replies
    Beitbart ^ | 2-28-2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    British Hollywood actor Jude Law’s do-gooder visit to the so-called jungle migrant camp in Calais ended in violence after a number of the party were ambushed and deprived of their mobile phones by the migrants they had gone to support. Jude Law and other celebrities including Dad’s Army reboot actor Toby Jones, musician Tom Odell, and comedian Shappi Khorsandi visited Calais last week in an effort to raise the profile of the migrant slums before they were demolished by the French authorities. The group used their trip as an opportunity to call on the British government to throw open the...
  • Trump-Effect: Fox News Channel's Brand Takes 50% Hit Among Republicans

    02/27/2016 10:13:22 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Feb 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Just last week, a years-long tradition came to a screeching halt. "You want me to put it on Fox News," I asked my wife. "No," she replied. "I'm done with Fox News." My job is to monitor the mainstream media, which is something that eats up about 14 hours of a day that begins at 6 a.m. when the cable morning shows begin. Lying next to me, my good sport of a wife suffers through about an hour of "Morning Joe," whatever they call that left-wing garbage fire on CNN, and the rest. Out of habit, before I head to...
  • The Last Days with Jeb Bush: "Like a Funeral" (Video)

    02/23/2016 7:53:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/16 | Jordan Frasier
    The Last Days with Jeb Bush: "Like a Funeral" (Video) NBC News Campaign Embed Jordan Frasier has been following the Bush campaign for seven months.
  • Jeb, the Unluckiest Bush

    02/21/2016 8:03:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/16 | MATT LATIMER
    I'm feeling bad for Jeb Bush. I've never been a supporter of a third Bush presidency-having endured the highs and lows of the second up close-but I can't help but think about this coming Easter or Thanksgiving, or the next event when the whole Bush family is gathered around in one place. The Bushes may come across as kindly, low-key aristocrats. But have no doubt: They are ruthless competitors. When I worked for President George W. Bush, he was racing Karl Rove to see who could read the most books in a calendar year. His father used to challenge people...
  • The 17 saddest moments of Jeb Bush's very sad campaign

    02/21/2016 8:28:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/20/16 | Dara Lind
    Jeb Bush launched his presidential campaign's exploratory committee on December 16, 2014, the presumptive Republican nominee. He ended his campaign on February 20, 2016, a broken man. Bush's campaign (and the pro-Jeb super PAC Right to Rise) spent over $100 million on his campaign. He won no states. And for the last several months, he's been in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons: desperate donors, misspent money, jokes-that-aren't-really jokes. He's been a loser for almost as long as he was a presumptive winner. The slow, torturous twilight of Jeb's campaign offers a couple of lessons. For one thing,...
  • Jeb's 2016 departure draws out Mike Murphy critics (Jeb donors paid Murphy more than $14 million)

    02/21/2016 3:14:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/21/16 | Maeve Reston
    In the unsparing judgment of the Twittersphere, there was one clear loser after Jeb's Bush's graceful exit from the Republican presidential race Saturday night: political strategist Mike Murphy and the Bush-allied super PAC Right to Rise USA, which he directed. Murphy has long been one of Bush's closest advisers -- and the political world was in awe last year when Right to Rise raised $100 million just as Bush was launching his candidacy. Now, the super PAC will go down in history as yet another failed Murphy juggernaut. -snip- "He made minimum of $14 million," the bundler said, requesting anonymity...
  • It's a Sad Day in Bushville: Jeb's Family and Friends Rally Around Him After He Pulls Out of GOP

    02/21/2016 3:53:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 2/21/16 | KATHY EHRICH DOWD
    It's a Sad Day in Bushville: Jeb's Family and Friends Rally Around Him After He Pulls Out of GOP Race. Shortly after Jeb Bush announced his departure from the presidential race Saturday evening, brother George W. Bush issued a statement congratulating his younger sibling on his efforts – and for remaining above the fray in an unprecedented election cycle. "Tonight I talked to my brother and congratulated him on his campaign for the Presidency," the 43rd president said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "I told Jeb how proud I am of him and his staff for running a campaign...
  • Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses

    02/18/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 18th, 2016 | Thor Benson
    Legal marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington State have grossed billions, but legal dealers will see little of that thanks to a draconian federal law meant to punish street pushers. In one of the first years of legal sales, 2015, Colorado moved nearly $1 billion worth of marijuana and is estimated to take in $135 million in taxes on it. Meanwhile, Washington is expected to pull in around $1 billion in revenue from sales taxes between 2015 and 2019. Despite technically being illegal on the federal level, these businesses must file taxes to the Internal Revenue Service—and they may pay...
  • Hajj stampede killed three times Saudi Arabia's official number, says report

    12/11/2015 7:12:08 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/10/2015 | Agency
    The September Hajj stampede killed at least 2,411 pilgrims, a new count shows, making it the deadliest in the history of the annual pilgrimage The September Hajj stampede killed at least 2,411 pilgrims, a new count shows, three times the number of deaths acknowledged by Saudi Arabia. The figures establish the crush on September 24 as the deadliest in the history of the annual pilgrimage. Saudi's official death toll of 769 people has not changed since September 26, and officials have yet to address the discrepancy. The kingdom rebuffed criticism from its regional rival Iran and efforts by other countries...
  • Quelle Surprise! The #COP21 climate talks are deadlocked

    12/10/2015 10:46:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 10, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From the <“>Josh predicted this<”> department, see stage 5. As Predicted: Paris Climate Talks DeadlockedIndia<’>s crucial role at the climate change talks in Paris has once again been underlined by a high-level outreach by the United States, including a call to Prime Minister Modi from President Barack Obama who hopes to cement his legacy with an ambitious global agreement on curbing global warming.Obama reached out to Modi on Tuesday in an attempt to break the deadlock at the climate summit, where the responsibility of developing countries such as India in tackling rising global temperatures has been a sticking point.He...
  • ISIS has smuggled WMD materials into Europe: EU report

    12/07/2015 9:38:37 AM PST · by b4its2late · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2015 | By Rick Moran
    We all know that Europe is in big trouble. Now it appears that the situation is even worse than most of us suspected. A report by the European Union Parliament states that the Islamic State has been recruiting dozens of chemists, biologists, and nuclear physicists to build weapons of mass destruction - materials for which have already been smuggled into Europe. Daily Mail: The terror organisation, according to the briefing document, 'may be planning to try to use internationally banned weapons of mass destruction in future attacks'. The document, which was compiled in the aftermath of the deadly attacks on...
  • Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, dies

    12/02/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 98 replies
    politico ^ | 12/02/2015 | Nick Gass
    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70 from cancer. "V sad start to day; just learned Sandy Berger passed away during the night," Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted Wednesday morning. "Good man & friend who served nation well as bill clinton's NSA."
  • Macy’s Announces Major Sales Drops Now Cutting Full-Year Forecast… Posted

    11/12/2015 2:10:52 PM PST · by detective · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2015 | Sundance
    Macy's is blaming "warm weather" and "low spending from tourists" for a massive drop in sales and excessive on hand inventory, which has now caused them to cut their full year sales forecast.
  • Huge Flops Hit the Box Office

    10/26/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 6:46 p.m. ET | By Erich Schwartzel
    A frightening showing at the box office this weekend featured five disappointments—including two of the biggest flops in history. “ Steve Jobs,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” “Rock the Kasbah” and “Jem and the Holograms” all fell short, with only “Witch Hunter” cracking $10 million. “Kasbah” and “Jem” now rank among the worst openings of all time, and “Paranormal” missed expectations after weeks of anticipation over its divisive distribution strategy. Instead, holdovers “The Martian” and “Goosebumps” came in first and second place, respectively. “The Martian” grossed an estimated $15.9 million in the U.S. and Canada, bringing...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:59:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | AYLA JEAN YACKLEY AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • Trump Tweets Outrage over ‘Balls’ Comment: Fox ‘Owes Me an Apology’

    09/23/2015 6:58:59 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 423 replies
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunner’s outrage came after the National Review’s Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina “cut [Trump’s] balls off with the precision of a surgeon” at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kelly’s shock. “You can’t say that,” Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

    09/15/2015 8:18:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    AP ^ | September 15th, 2015 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC and VANESSA GERA
    HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire Tuesday and began detaining migrants trying to use the country as a gateway to Western Europe, harsh new measures that left thousands of frustrated asylum-seekers piled up on the Serbian side of the border. Human rights activists condemned the move, with Amnesty International saying Hungary's "intimidating show of militarized force is shocking." But Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended the measures, saying he was acting to preserve Christian Europe, which he said had become threatened by the large numbers of Muslims streaming into the...