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  • Ex-Santa Cruz Shelter Volunteer Says She Killed Dog as Retaliation, Later Denies It

    03/01/2018 5:39:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 28, 2018
    A disturbing livestreamed video went viral this week after a former Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter volunteer claimed she once killed a dog as retaliation against the dog's owner. Simone Scott, who goes by the online names "Aqualadora" and "AqualaGamer," smiles as she talks to fellow Twitch streamers about euthanizing the 4-year-old dog. "I once killed someone's dog on purpose. But no one knew because I was a professional," she says. The UC Santa Cruz graduate claims she was working as a veterinary tech at the time, and said the owner was a "really really bad person." "The dog was...
  • Amazon Inc. Paid Zero in Federal Taxes in 2017, Gets $789 Million Windfall from New Tax Law

    02/27/2018 9:12:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    ITEP ^ | 02/13/18
    In 2017, Amazon reported $5.6 billion of U.S. profits and didn’t pay a dime of federal income taxes on it. The company’s financial statement suggests that various tax credits and tax breaks for executive stock options are responsible for zeroing out the company’s tax this year. The company’s zero percent rate in 2017 reflects a longer term trend. During the previous five years, Amazon reported U.S. profits of $8.2 billion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of just 11.4 percent. This means the company was able to shelter more than two-thirds of its profits from tax during that...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 19,2018

    02/19/2018 8:52:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushTalksAboutHisInterviewAndOtherIssuesDITTOS!
  • Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the indictments

    02/18/2018 5:08:07 PM PST · by Enterprise · 33 replies ^ | February 18 2018 | Adam Taylor
    "The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections."
  • Are you allowed guns in Russia?

    02/17/2018 8:52:12 PM PST · by hapnHal · 40 replies
    16 Feb 18 | hapnHal
    Are you allowed guns in Russia? Found this information. Individuals are not allowed to carry guns acquired for self-defense; a license only serves as a carrying permit for hunting and sport firearms when these guns need to be transported. Russian citizens may not own guns that shoot in bursts or have magazines with more than a ten-cartridge capacity.
  • How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter

    02/17/2018 5:33:08 PM PST · by spintreebob · 26 replies color of ^ | 2-16-2018 | Shawn Musgrave
    ABC, AP and others ran with false information on shooter’s ties to extremist groups. Following misrepresentations by a white nationalist leader and coordinated efforts by internet trolls, numerous researchers and media outlets spread a seemingly false claim that the man charged with killing more than a dozen people at a Florida high school belonged to an extremist group. Law enforcement agencies say they have no evidence so far to support this claim, and the rumor appears to have been perpetrated by white nationalist trolls themselves.
  • Porn star claims she’s free to talk after Trump lawyer violated non-disclosure deal

    02/14/2018 8:24:57 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | Marry Moore
    Weather prediction for President Trump — “Stormy” weather ahead. Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump, now says she’s ready to tell all about their tryst after Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen admitted he paid her $130,000 out of his own pocket a week before the 2016 presidential election, website The Blast reported on Wednesday, citing sources. “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen told the New York Times.
  • What Has Taken Over Drudge ?

    01/30/2018 8:13:25 AM PST · by motoman · 96 replies
    Self ^ | 1/30/2018 | Motoman
    As of 10:00 AM Central, Drudge is showing zero, nothing regarding emerging FBI abuse scandal. Nothing.
  • Man Lives Under Bridge for 10 Years to Crack Lottery Code

    01/23/2018 10:50:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018
    For ten years, a Chinese man has been living in solitude in hopes that he will be able figure out the formula behind winning lottery numbers. The 49-year-old man, identified as Wang Chengzhou, has made a home under a road bridge in Chongqing where he spends his time researching the mathematical formula behind the lottery's winning digits, reported local media. To make ends meet, Wang has worked part-time in jobs at the post office or as a cleaner, according to media reports. The man had worked at a construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, but suffered a thigh fracture. After...
  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • History as Therapy: Alternative History and Nationalist Imaginings in Russia (Post-Soviet Society)

    01/14/2018 2:17:40 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    University of Wollongong, Australia ^ | 2014 | Konstantin Sheiko and Stephen Brown
    "For Russians disillusioned with their initial experience of capitalism and democracy, alternative history offered a therapy in which the problems of today gave way to new images of past glory." In 2009, we wrote a book entitled Nationalist Imaginings of the Russian Past. Anatolii Fomenko and the Rise of Alternative History. Its focus was the explosion of 'alternative' history, a publishing phenomenon that emerged in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The leading light in this movement was, and remains, Anatolii Fomenko, a Sovietera mathematician who claimed that the standard historical chronology was hopelessly inaccurate and...
  • The Ladies vs. the Mullahs

    01/14/2018 11:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | January 14, 2018 | Manda Zand Ervin
    No one knows her name, but a young Iranian woman waving a white scarf has become a symbol of almost forty years of struggle by Iranian women, protesting the gender apartheid that clerics brought to our country, overnight, in the winter of 1979. She waved a white scarf in the air as a symbol of peaceful defiance and a campaign, #MyStealthyFreedom, of women fighting for their right to feel the wind in their hair in Iran, the country of my birth. The reaction of the paramilitary forces of the regime has not been so peaceful, with this young woman allegedly...
  • Majority of Russians Regret Soviet Collapse, Poll Says

    12/26/2017 2:40:32 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 96 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 25, 2017
    The number of Russians who regret the collapse of the Soviet Union is the highest in nearly a decade, according to an independent Levada Center poll published Monday. In polls taken since 1992, an average two-thirds of respondents said they lamented the collapse of the USSR, peaking at 75 percent in 2000 and dipping to 49 percent in 2012.
  • Why Russia's Leaders Still Honor the Soviet Secret Police

    12/26/2017 2:47:10 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 2017 | Mark Galeotti
    Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin may have been reticent to celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but it had no qualms about celebrating a hundred years since the founding of the Cheka, Lenin’s political police, on Dec. 20. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and a veteran of the old Soviet KGB, was predictable in his message. His agency was, he claimed, “free from political influence.” It “does not serve any party or group interest” and even its bloody-handed past was nowhere near as reprehensible as assumed. Yes, he conceded, it was the engine of Stalin’s Great Terror,...
  • Jaafari, Iraq's most likely next PM, is Shiite modernist (Hope for Islam -- Shia emergence)

    02/15/2005 6:46:34 PM PST · by Cornpone · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 16 Feb 2005 | tehran
    BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Ibrahim Jaafari, who Tuesday emerged as the man most likely to be Iraq's new prime minister, is a religious Shiite who believes in modernizing Islam and boasts a popular support unmatched by any of his rivals. Jaafari, currently one of two largely ceremonial vice presidents, has been chosen as the candidate of the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance list that swept to power with 48 percent of the vote in the January 30 election. His Hezb al-Dawa al-Islamiyya (Islamic Call Party) quickly re-established itself in the southern Shiite heartland after the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion and many expected...
  • This. Means. War.

    12/12/2017 7:28:12 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 47 replies
    No More RINOs
  • Texas Congressman Runs What Former Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

    12/11/2017 7:30:18 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 23 replies
    New York ^ | 12/1/17 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — When Lauren Greene, a former communications director for Representative Blake Farenthold, sued him claiming sexual harassment, among her complaints was that he “disclosed that a female lobbyist had propositioned him for ‘a threesome.’” Mr. Farenthold, in legal documents, said that Ms. Greene had it wrong. The woman wasn’t a lobbyist, he said. As allegations of sexual misconduct rock Capitol Hill — three lawmakers announced their resignations last week alone — Mr. Farenthold, Republican of Texas, stands out as the survivor. He was sued over accusations of sexual harassment three years ago, paid out an $84,000 settlement, financed by...
  • GOP tax reform Plan will devastate York County charities

    12/04/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by lightman · 83 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Dec 1 A.D. 2017 | Robert J. Woods
    <p>If the tax reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives last week becomes law, 95% of current donors to nonprofit organizations, churches, and colleges will no longer be able to claim a tax deduction for their contribution. The bill passed by the House increases the standard deduction for individuals and families and will drastically reduce the number of tax filers who itemize.</p>
  • BREAKING: Flynn prepared to testify against Trump and family

    12/01/2017 8:14:27 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 450 replies
    ABC News/Twitter ^ | 12/01/2017 | ABC NEWS/Twitter
    "Mike Flynn is "prepared to testify" against Trump, his family, & the campaign, including Trump ordering him to talk to Russians"
  • Senate delays tax bill vote as setback hits in final hours

    11/30/2017 5:14:36 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 30th, 20-17 | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans have delayed voting on their tax bill as a setback forced them to patch up the plan only hours before a planned final vote. Senators will rework the legislation Thursday night with the next in a series of roll call votes set for 11 a.m. on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Republicans previously hoped they could pass a plan by late Thursday or early Friday. A hiccup earlier Thursday left the GOP scrambling to tweak its bill and win over skeptical senators. The delay does not necessarily mean Republicans will lack the votes to pass the...