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  • Best Analysis of the Las Vegas Shooting (so far)

    10/24/2017 1:52:55 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/24/2017 | New York Times
    Eleven minute video, thorough analysis. Seven hundred rounds fired, almost as many casualties. Feels like you are there. Ultimate horror movie.
  • Early deciders key to Trump’s win in Nevada

    02/23/2016 8:30:00 PM PST · by cicero2k · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | AP
    Cheering supporters and packs of selfie-seekers greeted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when he stopped by a Las Vegas caucus site Tuesday night. Trump spent nearly an hour at Palo Verde High School. He was nearly mobbed by the crowd that had gathered to vote in the GOP caucuses. He drew more cheers when he asked, "Did you vote for Trump?" The billionaire businessman ran through a list of campaign promises, including taking case of veterans and scrapping the president's health care law. He then posed for photos and greeted people who had lined up to meet him after they'd...
  • "Drop Hoes", When LA Street Gangs go White Collar

    08/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 17 replies
    KrebsonSecurity ^ | August 20, 2015 | Brian Krebs
    Authorities across the United States this week arrested dozens of gang members who stand accused of making millions of dollars stealing consumer identities in order to file fraudulent tax refund requests with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The arrests highlight the dramatic shift in gang activity in recent years from high-risk drug dealing to identity fraud — a far less risky yet equally lucrative crime.
  • Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem.

    08/08/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 257 replies
    Vanity | cicero2K
    Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem, and throws tea into Boston Harbor. Revolutions. How times have we heard that revolutions have been carried out for less than what Washington has forced on us? The organization that is nominally on our side is just as corrupt. Donald Trump is the revolution. He must go after the nearby corruption before tackling the state, just as Jesus the Jew attacked his priests before taking on Rome. Our founding fathers had to deal with colonial loyalists, while fighting the British. Revolutions are messy, difficult to watch. The...
  • Dana Point parishioner's lawsuit claims O.C. diocese mismanaged funds

    02/03/2015 1:13:09 PM PST · by cicero2k · 6 replies
    It was one thing when the faithful at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church raised $8 million to build a new parish center, then heard little more about the project. But when they learned that the Diocese of Orange planned a $3 million renovation of their beloved church sanctuary – perched on a Dana Point precipice and designed to showcase spectacular ocean views – dozens balked, saying it seemed like a colossal waste of money. They sent a letter to church leadership, trying to stop the renovations and demanded a detailed accounting of money raised and spent. They didn’t get...
  • The Upper Middle Class is Ruining America

    01/31/2015 9:42:32 PM PST · by cicero2k · 66 replies
    By the time I made it to a selective college, I found myself entirely surrounded by this upper-middle-class tribe. My fellow students and my professors were overwhelmingly drawn from comfortably affluent families hailing from an almost laughably small number of comfortably affluent neighborhoods, mostly in and around big coastal cities. Though virtually all of these polite, well-groomed people were politically liberal, I sensed that their gut political instincts were all about protecting what they had and scratching out the eyeballs of anyone who dared to suggest taking it away from them.
  • A car dealer’s scientific guide to the 10 worst used vehicles

    01/19/2014 10:57:43 AM PST · by cicero2k · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/17/2014 | Yahoo
    Quality is something we all want when it comes to cars, especially older used ones. But how do we get it? I have been studying this question in one form or another for nearly 14 years now. I began my automotive career as a car dealer, buying and selling hundreds of vehicles a year. As time went on, I became an auto auctioneer, a remarketing manager and a part-owner of a wholesale auto auction.
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg: America Needs to Produce More Engineers

    07/25/2013 8:52:12 AM PDT · by cicero2k · 72 replies
    Business Intelligence ^ | Today | Jim Edwards
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got political on his Q2 2013 earnings call yesterday, criticizing America for not producing enough talented engineers for him to recruit.
  • Study Indicates That America's Driving Boom is Over

    05/15/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNBC
    The "driving boom is over," or so says a new study of American attitudes toward the automobile. After decades of adding more cars to their household fleet while moving further and further out into the suburbs, Americans are waiting longer to get licensed, driving less and increasingly turning to alternatives such as mass transit or car-sharing programs, according to a new study by the U.S. Public Research Interest Group, or PIRG.
  • Teas Party Express in Las Vegas

    10/20/2010 9:53:08 AM PDT · by cicero2k · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 20, 2010 | Las Vegas Sun
    A report on the rally last night at "Stoney's Rockin' Country" a Texas theme dance/bar south of LV strip.
  • Solar Energy Makes Offshore Drilling Look Good

    08/17/2010 9:50:07 AM PDT · by cicero2k · 18 replies
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has set an ambitious plan that requires a third of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. But a fight over where to build large clean-energy projects is slowing the green revolution. Credit: Alyson Hurt, NPR One of these battlegrounds is Panoche Valley, ringed by rolling, scrub-covered hills. Located in California's rural San Benito County, the area was used mostly for cattle grazing, and it has escaped the notice of many Californians. Until now.
  • Europe Advances Plan to Cut Jet Emissions

    11/13/2007 4:19:25 PM PST · by cicero2k · 19 replies · 20+ views
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2007 | JAMES KANTER
    A bold effort by the European Union to impose caps on aircraft emissions received a lift today when legislators voted to raise the costs for airlines and to include international flights sooner than expected.
  • Let's Place a Tariff on Illegal Immigrant Labor (vanity)

    04/25/2006 2:07:09 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 19 replies · 360+ views
    Let’s face it, the cause of illegal immigration is economics. A supply is meeting demand. This does not justify illegality, but explains the root cause. Therefore, to correct the lapse in enforcement of the law, economics has to be used. For example, a tariff of say $300 per month per illegal employee, paid by the employer may suffice. No arrests or deportation, just a tariff. The employer can hire legal citizens for less or continue to pay the tariff. It does not matter how long an illegal immigrant has been here, and solutions based on that are flawed since it...
  • Headlines from Reuters and AP by Motivation

    03/02/2006 2:16:41 PM PST · by cicero2k · 6 replies · 326+ views
    Yahoo News feed from Reuters and AP
    These are actual recent headlines from Reuters and AP. The IMPLIED MOTIVATION column for AP/Reuters is my conjecture. By this count, Bush bashing is still the primary reason for news from these organizations. This is my very first new posting, so go easy! IMPLIED MOTIVATION HEADLINE Animals are victims N.J. Jury Convicts Animal Rights Activists Bush will look bad Bomb kills 4 ahead of Bush's Pakistan visit Bush will look bad Critics slam India nuclear deal Bush will look bad Iraq parties rally for coalition after bloodshed Bush will look bad Patriot Act wins final congressional approval Bush will look...
  • Pagans are behind Peace, Trade, and Environmental Protests

    06/16/2003 11:43:22 AM PDT · by cicero2k · 36 replies · 278+ views
    This message was sent to GW Bush group by mistake. It's a call for free housing (what else) for the massive protest scheduled in Sacramento this weekend. These people are primarily Pagans. Read for yourself... From: Katie Hodges HOUSING NEEDED! We are the Sacramento Housing Cell for the peaceful activists who are coming in to protest the Agricultural WTO meeting here in Sacramento this weekend. These are good people, most of them were active in the peace movement and now they are converging on Sacramento for a non-violent protest to inform both the public and the WTO members that they...