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  • 'People were enraged:' Not even mayor can stop a determined tow operator

    05/08/2019 8:34:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 7, 2019 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    For more than four hours Saturday night, Mayor Bill Peduto sent multiple messages on Twitter, warning residents and visitors that towing would start at midnight for vehicles parked along the route of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Problem is, towing started at 11 p.m., courtesy of the Pittsburgh police and city contractor McGann and Chester Towing & Recovery. Mr. Peduto said he was in Cappy’s Cafe on Walnut Street in Shadyside when people came in about 11:30 p.m. complaining about cars being towed from streets in the area. “People were enraged,” the mayor said Monday, when asked about the...
  • Was "2036 Origin Unknown" the WORST Sci-Fi Movie of 2018?

    12/30/2018 6:00:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    Self | December 30, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    I saw "2036 Origin Unknown" on Netflix last night. Big mistake! It was easily the WORST Sci-Fi movie of 2018. In fact, it might just be the WORST movie of any genre of the year. Boring as hell with confusing dialogue and cheap sets. In fact, it basically took place in one dark depressing room. On top of that it had elements that were a flat out RIPOFF of "2001: A Space Odyssey." Yeah, it had a black monolith on Mars. Gee, where have we seen that before? And they also had a HAL ripoff to the extent of their...
  • Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.

    11/29/2018 4:39:20 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Twitter @ realDonaldTrump ^ | November 28, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump retweeted The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 @The_Trump_Train Nov 27 Will CNN ever ask Border Patrol agents how they felt having large rocks chucked at them by criminal illegals? Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program. Our social security checks are on average $1200 a month. RT if you agree: If you weren't born in the United States, you should receive $0 assistance. ·
  • Well thanks to COX raising their Cable rates we are CUTTING the cable effective 01 Oct.

    09/27/2018 2:55:37 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 63 replies
    27 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    Bye Bye COX Cable!
  • KFC chooses 'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander as newest 'Colonel Sanders'

    08/06/2018 1:36:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    “As the son of two working parents, there were plenty of dinnertimes when a bucket of chicken and all the fixins saved the day,” Alexander said in a press release. “It’s been fun to combine my personal love for KFC with my sitcom experience into a new take on the role of Colonel Sanders.” Along with the news, KFC also debuted two of its newest sitcom-themed commercial campaigns starring Alexander, during which he seemingly solves a variety of household problems with buckets of chicken. In a second 15-second ad, Alexander's "Colonel" comes to the aid of a family in need...
  • Suing Amazon & Jeff Bezos

    06/13/2018 2:45:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 63 replies
    6/13 | Chris Volkay
    I am currently suing Jeff Bezos and Amazon. because they really do have, without a doubt, the worst customer service on all known planets. A culture of lying among a confederacy of dunces. I made the mistake of buying 6-100 dollar amazon gift cards to give out as presents. alas they were stolen out of my car. So I quickly contacted Amazon so the could cancel the gift cards so the thieves wouldn't have time to use them. What did I get from Amazon's customer service? It was like we were all back in the cold war and I was...
  • “Resist Trump” Racial Equity Program Pockets More Than 275k From MN Taxpayers

    12/19/2017 8:45:41 AM PST · by PeteePie · 7 replies
    Center for the American Experiment ^ | December 18, 2017 | Tom Steward
    Minnesota cities, counties and state agencies have spent more than $275,000 in taxpayer funds on a provocative racial equity program led by a national leftwing advocacy group that urges local governments to “resist Trump” and bases its training for public employees on the premise that government institutions and workers are inherently racist, whether they realize it or not. “Resist Trump” Racial Equity Program Pockets More Than 275k From MN Taxpayers Written by Tom Steward on December 18, 2017 Print Minnesota cities, counties and state agencies have spent more than $275,000 in taxpayer funds on a provocative racial equity program led...
  • Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

    11/13/2017 2:08:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 13, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.And this is a federal ruling, so it...
  • Southern Utah tire shop cited by state regulators for defrauding I-15 travelers

    08/25/2017 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nate Carlisle
    On a winter day in 2016, Curt Albert was traveling Interstate 15 in Utah on his way to Arizona. Near New Harmony, another motorist drove up beside him and signaled him to pull over. The other motorist, according to Albert and findings by an administrative law judge, was an employee of Freeway Tire in New Harmony. He said the right rear tire on Albert’s travel trailer was wobbling. Albert agreed to follow him to the tire shop for a repair. “I don’t want to get stranded somewhere,” Albert recently explained. “It’s 25 degrees outside, and the wind’s blowing.” But $1,018.10...
  • Mohamed Noor’s training was “fast tracked” so Minneapolis could “add diversity” to its police force

    07/23/2017 5:36:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 23, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor’s training was “fast tracked” so the city could “add diversity” to its police force Mohamed Noor is the Minneapolis police officer who recently shot and killed an innocent, unarmed, law abiding woman named Justine Damond, after Damond had called 911 to report that she had heard a possible sexual assault taking place near her home. Officer Moor has not offered any explanation for his actions. He is not claiming self defense. Instead, officer Noor is asking that his privacy be respected, as if somehow, it’s a violation of privacy for people to want...
  • Timeline for Phase out of R22 Refrigerant

    06/11/2017 5:15:18 AM PDT · by central_va · 79 replies
    Bright Hub Engineering ^ | • updated: 1/20/2010 | Haresh Khemani
    January 1, 2010: By this date there would be complete ban on the production and import of R22 and R142b. However, there is exception for the on-going servicing needs of the existing plants and equipment. January 1, 2015: By this date there would be ban on the sale and use of R22. There is exception for certain cases, including the serving needs of the existing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. January 1, 2020: By this date there would complete ban on the production and import of R22 refrigerant. The gas would not be available even for servicing of the existing...
  • WOMAN THINKS SHE WON $43 MILLION IN SLOT MACHINE MALFUNCTION

    11/02/2016 3:09:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | November 2, 2016 | Nina Pineda
    Call it the $42.9 million dollar selfie. Katrina Bookman flashed her multi-million dollar smile. Behind her, on her slot machine screen, evidence of her mega win. "I kept thinking about my family," Bookman said. Bookman's voice cracks when she remembers her short lived joy. She's used to disappointment. Raised in foster care, homeless as a teen, Katrina raised 4 kids, who graduated high school, all by herself. "The struggle I've been through, it's hard to cope," said Bookman. She already earmarked the millions, to buy a barber shop for her son and the a big chunk she would give back...
  • Haitians Hate Clintons (They run it like it's their own personal Plantation.)

    10/20/2016 2:00:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 16 replies
    The Blacksphere.net ^ | August 23, 2016 | Chris Allen
    Haitians hate Clintons. And with good reason. The Clintons have run Haiti like their own private plantation, as the Haitian man in this video suggests. After hearing him, one can easily understand why Haitians hate Clintons. We all know the Clintons suck here in America, and Syria, and Lebanon… but there’s a new place where they suck! Haiti is pretty bad right now due to them. Apparently Haiti has a substantial gold mine. Here’s the rub. The Gold mine is run by Hillary’s Brother. Haiti also used to be pretty self serving. They grew their own rice, but no more!...
  • Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

    05/28/2016 6:59:35 AM PDT · by central_va · 44 replies
    Pippen HVAC ^ | 5/28/16 | Pippen
    I just got charged $200.00 for two pounds of R-22. 2 pounds!!!!
  • North Dakota GOP Caucus 2016: Online Straw Poll Under Way. The state party scrapped ...caucus

    03/02/2016 9:26:09 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 27 replies
    Across America Patch ^ | March 1, 2016 | Deb Belt
    The state party scrapped its traditional caucus after a conflict with the national Republican Party. BISMARCK, ND — A rule conflict between North Dakota’s Republican party and the national GOP organization has effectively scrapped the state’s caucuses, planned for March 1. Instead, an online straw poll is taking the pulse of North Dakotans. The GOP controls the statehouse and the governor’s office. In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney carried the state in the general election. While the Republican National Committee requires delegates to be pledged on behalf of candidates to the national convention, the Fargo Forum reports the North Dakota...
  • Florida Attorney General investigating rental car companies for fees added to toll charges

    02/21/2016 5:11:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    WPTV ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jenn Strathman
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Take a drive on Florida's toll road. It's not how far you go that determines what you pay. We found it may be the car you drive. "I was mad going on vacation with my wife," explained Steve Pasek. For Pasek, the memories of his Florida vacation are as fresh as the snow back in Ohio. He declined the rental car company's toll service. With the rental car company's automated billing services, you are billed weeks after you return the car. A third party company is used to send you the bill. While Pasek declined...
  • Funds for Obama climate deal survive in spending bill

    12/17/2015 8:47:32 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/16/2015 | Devin Henry
    In a victory for the Obama administration, the spending package released by congressional leaders on Wednesday won't block American financial contributions to an international climate fund for poorer nations. The bill, greens and Democrats say, doesn't explicitly appropriate funding for President Obama's pledged contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). But since the legislation doesn't formally block money for the GCF either, Obama is expected to be able to use current discretionary funding streams to send American money to it. "Based on what we have reviewed so far, there are no restrictions on our ability to make good on the...
  • Rental car toll fees stir backlash that threatens Florida’s image

    12/16/2015 11:08:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2015 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE Visitors to Florida who rent cars are being shocked by toll charges long after they get home, and enough are complaining that legislators say it could damage the state’s tourist-friendly image. In Florida, a tourist climbs behind the wheel of a rental car and enters a world of 600 miles of toll roads, more than any other state. As cash toll booths are steadily giving way to cashless, all-electronic tolling, car renters are being hit with service fees of $4 to $15 a day on top of unpaid toll charges. The rental car industry calls it a convenience as...
  • Exclusive: How To Protect Yourself From Home Stealing Scam

    12/04/2015 2:45:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12/4/15 | Natalie Zea
    CBS4 News uncovered something every homeowner should know about. Your home can be stolen from you, with the filing of just one fraudulent documentat the County Clerk's office. It's a scam that is spreading across South Florida, and three influential leaders are teaming up to stop it. ....Using a fake notary and forged signatures on a quitclaim deed, the individual illegally transfers the ownership of a home to a third-party, a "straw buyer," who in turn sells the home to an unsuspecting real buyer. The thief then pockets the cash and runs, sometimes getting hundreds of thousands of dollars at...
  • Your Health Insurance Premiums Are About To Go Through The Roof -The Stunning Reason Why

    11/02/2015 2:55:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    After years of delays and failed launches, Obamacare has finally taken hold, and with it the economic and financial implications from this mandatory tax are finally being felt. We have extensively covered how Obama's Affordable Care Act will end up being a failure, observing both the economic implications in "In Latest Obamacare Fiasco, Most Low-Income Workers Can't Afford "Affordable Care Act" as well as its operational shortcomings in "Obamacare Is A Disaster: Co-Op Insurers Across America Are Collapsing, And Now There Is Fraud", paradoxically even as Obamacare - a tax - was according to the BEA the single biggest contributor...