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  • Michael Bloomberg Does Not Rule Out Spending a Whopping $1,000,000,000 to Beat Trump

    01/14/2020 8:24:32 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 75 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/14/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal billionaire and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg may have just one-upped fellow liberal billionaire Tom Steyer in anti-Trump spending by being willing to burn through an unheard-of amount of money to defeat President Donald Trump.
  • Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump

    01/11/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by karpov · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2020 | Lisa Lerer
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — Michael R. Bloomberg on Saturday did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, and said he would mobilize his well-financed political operation to help Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win in November if either is the party nominee, despite their sharp policy differences. Mr. Bloomberg’s plans would effectively create a shadow campaign operation for the general election, complete with hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and a robust digital operation, ready to be inherited by the party...
  • USA TODAY Poll: Impeached Or Not, Trump Beats All Democratic Rivals

    12/16/2019 8:45:26 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | Dec 17, 2019
  • Starbucks apologizes after 2 uniformed California deputies were allegedly refused service

    12/14/2019 9:56:44 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 40 replies
    faux ^ | 12/14/2019 | Gerren Gaynor
    Starbucks has issued an apology after two uniformed county deputies in California were reportedly denied service Thursday night. The incident happened at a store location in Riverside, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a tweet Friday night.
  • How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip

    12/04/2019 10:13:56 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Slime Magazine ^ | November 21, 2019 | Anand Giridharadas
    ...A democratic socialist—Bernie Sanders—is among the top contenders to be the next Democratic nominee for U.S. President. His rival and fellow Senator, Elizabeth Warren, is also among the top tier of candidates, declaring herself a capitalist who wishes to transform American capitalism as we know it, with a wealth tax, a Green New Deal and the elimination of private health insurance. A more centrist candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., illustrated the shifting winds when he recently declared that “neo-liberalism is the political–economic consensus that has governed the last 40 years of policy in the U.S. and U.K....
  • Starbucks Cop's daughter who called him racist used N-word

    12/04/2019 1:30:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2019 | JOSH BOSWELL
    An Oklahoma police chief who was called a racist by his estranged daughter after he shared a viral photo of a Starbucks cup that had 'Pig' written on it, has her own history of using racist language, can reveal. Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara posted on Facebook criticizing a local Starbucks worker who wrote 'Pig' instead of a name on his deputy's coffee order during a Thanksgiving weekend patrol of the small town. His estranged daughter Lauren O'Mara sided with the barista, calling her own father a 'racist', saying: 'For the record, my father has 0 business being a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired Starbucks manager Lola Rose considering lawsuit over ‘PIG’ cup fallout

    12/04/2019 11:02:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | 1:05pm | Updated | Jackie Salo
    “Not to discount the situation, and someone needs to be reprimanded for it but I feel like we could’ve handled this like adults, it created a very threatening situation for this store,” she said. She spoke to her direct managers Thursday night about the incident and filed a report, but was notified the following day that she was being let go after nine months on the job. “I was hysterical. I lost it, truly,” Rose said. “I was driving to get the money order to move into my first apartment. My whole world crashed in front of me. I begged...
  • Police chief Johnny O’Mara met with Starbucks to urge mercy over ‘PIG’ cup scandal

    12/04/2019 8:42:21 AM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | 10:03am | Jackie Salo
    The Oklahoma police chief who blasted Starbucks after one of his officers received an order labeled “PIG” has met with the coffee chain to urge them to rehire the barista fired over the scandal, according to a report. Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara said Tuesday that he met with Starbucks officials and “requested the young employee who was terminated be offered a position of employment,” news station KTUL reported. “We start civility by forgiving minor indiscretions and using those moments to help people better themselves,” O’Mara said in a statement. The Starbucks controversy began on Thanksgiving when one of O’Mara’s...
  • Starbucks has fired employee who gave Oklahoma officer order with 'PIG' printed on the label

    11/30/2019 3:15:48 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/29/2019 | Amir Vera
    The Starbucks employee who gave an Oklahoma police officer cups of coffee with the word "PIG" printed on the label has been fired, the company said in a statement Friday. The Kiefer police officer went to the Starbucks in Glenpool on Thanksgiving day to pick up five drinks, CNN affiliate KTUL reported. Kiefer Chief Johnny O'Mara told the news station a customer pointed out the label on the cups to the officer. "What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game,...
  • Police officer given Starbucks order with 'PIG' written on label (Oklahoma)

    11/29/2019 9:42:03 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 37 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | November 29, 2019 | Jamie Lynch
    KIEFER, Oklahoma - A police chief in Oklahoma said one of his officers picked up a coffee order from a local Starbucks on Thanksgiving with the word "PIG" printed on the label. The Kiefer police officer went to the Starbucks to get coffee for dispatchers who were working on Thanksgiving with him when he encountered the label, Chief Johnny O'Mara said Thursday in a Facebook post. Starbucks has apologized to the officer and suspended a barista pending an investigation, a company spokesman said on Thursday. O'Mara posted a picture of a cup with the "PIG" label on Facebook. "What irks...
  • Oklahoma police officer gets a Starbucks cup labeled ‘Pig’

    11/29/2019 5:31:53 AM PST · by conservative98 · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 29, 2019 | 3:34am | Joe Tacopino
    A police officer in Oklahoma was dismayed when he bought a coffee at the local Starbucks on Thanksgiving and noticed the name on the label was “Pig.” The chief of police the Kiefer, Okla. said one of his officers trekked to Starbucks to get some java for a dispatcher when he received the insulting label. “What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” Chief Johnny O’Mara said in a Facebook post that included an image...
  • Starbucks’ Open Bathroom Policy Comes With Heavy Cost, Study Finds

    11/18/2019 10:51:50 AM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2019 | Andria Cheng
    Some 18 months after a racial incident in Philadelphia led Starbucks to institute an official policy to open its U.S. coffeehouses and bathrooms to anyone, regardless of whether they make a purchase, a study finds the Seattle giant may be paying a big price for its pledge to be a third place for all people. Monthly visits to Starbucks dropped 6.8% compared with other nearby coffee shops after the open-bathroom policy was put in place in May 2018, according to a joint study released Tuesday by academics from the business schools at the University of Texas at Dallas and Boston...
  • US election 2020: Democrats respond to Obama's warning

    11/17/2019 2:36:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/17/19
    **SNIP** Although none of the Democratic candidates explicitly rebuked Mr Obama's comments, Mr Sanders mounted the strongest defence of his policy platform. Answering questions on a forum aired by Univision , a Spanish-language TV network, he was asked whether Mr Obama was "right" to say voters didn't want systemic change. Mr Sanders, who describes himself as a democratic socialist and progressive, laughed and said: "Well, it depends on what you mean by tear down the system." "The agenda that we have is an agenda supported by the vast majority of working people," he said. "When I talk about raising the...
  • Former Manager Sues Starbucks, Accuses Them of Discriminating Against White Employees

    10/31/2019 8:31:08 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    WCAU (NBC News Philly) ^ | 10/30/2019 | Drew Smith and David Chang
    A former manager is suing Starbucks, claiming the company discriminated against her and other white employees while dealing with the aftermath of the controversial arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia store. Shannon Phillips worked as a regional director for Starbucks in April 2018 when the arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson sparked a national outcry. Nelson and Robinson, who were both 23 at the time, were arrested while sitting at a Rittenhouse Starbucks waiting for a business meeting.
  • Five people hospitalized after stabbing spree inside UK Starbucks

    10/11/2019 6:50:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2019 | 8:46am | Yaron Steinbuch
    As many as five people were stabbed Friday morning inside a Starbucks in the northern English city of Manchester – and counter-terrorism police launched an investigation after a suspect was caught, according to reports. “We are currently responding to an incident at the Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester City Centre,” a Greater Manchester police spokesman said, according to the Telegraph. “A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault. He has been taken to custody for questioning,” he added.
  • Video shows Starbucks barista trying to boot homeless man

    10/10/2019 12:56:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2019 | 3:38pm | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Starbucks barista in England was caught on video trying to boot a homeless man as he chowed down on a meal purchased by a kind-hearted bystander outside the coffee chain. The footage, obtained by The Sun, shows the unidentified drifter, dressed in an open shirt, sitting outside a Starbucks in Southend, Essex, after a Good Samaritan spent $10 to buy him food after seeing the man savaging nearby. “Yeah, he can eat somewhere else,” a barista told the man and Sajid Kahhllon, who paid for the sandwich and chocolate cake moments earlier. “But he bought the food, he paid...
  • Thousands of fetal remains found at home of former South Bend abortion doctor

    09/14/2019 10:43:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | SEPT. 14, 2019 | FOX 59 STAFF
    SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Thousands of fetal remains were found at the home of a former South Bend abortion doctor, WSBT reports. The remains were discovered while family members were searching through the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who passed away on Sept. 3. His home is in Will County, Illinois. WSBT reports Kloper used to practice at the Women's Pavilion in South Bend. His medical license was suspended in 2015 after he was accused of failing to report an abortion on a 13-year-old girl.
  • Dead man found rolled up in red carpet outside Harlem Starbucks

    09/12/2019 6:48:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    N Y Post ^ | September 12, 2019 | Anabel Sosa, Olivia Bensimon and Natalie Musumeci
    The gory discovery was made by a passerby who noticed two feet sticking out of the carpet on the sidewalk outside of the chain coffee joint at the corner of West 145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue just before 6 a.m., cops said. The witness quickly called the police who found the unconscious and unresponsive man with signs of head trauma wrapped in a cardboard box inside of the carpet, authorities said. Medics responded and the man – whose identity was not immediately known – was pronounced dead at the scene. “We’re treating it at this point as a homicide,” ......
  • Muslim man says Starbucks barista wrote 'ISIS' on his cups

    09/05/2019 7:26:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/19 | Rebecca Klar
    A Muslim man said he feels discriminated against after a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia wrote “ISIS” on his cup, but Starbucks claims the mistake was just a misspelling, according to NBC News. Niquel Johnson told NBC News he told a Starbucks barista on Aug. 25 that his name was “Aziz,” giving a shortened version of his Muslim name, Abdul Aziz. He noticed about 20 minutes after picking up the three drinks he ordered that the cups had “ISIS” written on them, the acronym for the Islamic terror group. "I was shocked at first, and then angry because I felt as...
  • Wall Street Is Suddenly Woke And It's A Joke

    08/22/2019 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 22, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    Why all the hand wringing about the economy? If what I read this week in the Wall Street Journal is correct, anyone with a 401K, IRA, or other market-tied investment will most certainly take it in the shorts in the coming years no matter what happens between President Trump and China. Corporate political activism will sink us all. Some of America’s biggest CEOs gathered this week for an event known as the “Business Roundtable.” WSJ’s David Benoit reported on the event and the new language nearly unanimously endorsed from the group was stunning.Specifically, a discussion surrounding the language of their mission...