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  • Fired St. Tammany deputy pleads guilty to malfeasance, drug distribution charges

    08/16/2018 6:23:24 AM PDT · by BBell ^ | 8/15/18 | FAIMON A. ROBERTS III AND JEFF NOWAK
    A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputy pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing drugs during traffic stops and giving them to his girlfriend. Kenneth Szalajeski, 36, of Folsom, faced two counts of malfeasance and two counts of distribution of marijuana in connection with incidents in May and October 2016. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with four years suspended, on both malfeasance counts, and 10 years, with nine years suspended, on the distribution counts. The sentences will be served concurrently, effectively giving Szalajeski one year of jail time, followed by three years of probation. He faced up to...
  • 'The Rider' is a movie that will stick with you for a long time

    08/16/2018 5:46:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/2018 | John Kass
    After some movies, you’ve just got to sit with friends over coffee, maybe a piece of pie, and talk excitedly about that amazing Hollywood blockbuster. Those fantastic chase scenes. The plot twists. The amazing stunts on the Kashmiri cliffs. And what does Ving Rhames really think about Tom Cruise? But if you’re lucky, there might be a few movies in your life that require something besides chatter and pie: A silence, and the need to go off by yourself for a bit to think on how lucky you were to have seen something that’ll stick with you for a long...
  • St. Louis University Is Installing Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo Dots Campus-Wide

    08/16/2018 5:44:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 15, 2018 | Brittany Shoot
    The first college or university in the nation is installing Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo Dots in every single dorm room across campus. St. Louis University, a private four-year university in Missouri’s capital city, unveiled a plan to install 2,300 intelligent assistant-enabled Echo Dots in residence halls and student apartments before classes begin later this month. The Alexa-enabled Echo Dots will be programmed to answer over 100 specific questions about the campus and student activities, such as the hours for the library or a list of upcoming public lectures.
  • Attorney general sues Trump Tower for threatening Chicago River ecosystem

    08/16/2018 5:36:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Curbed Chicago ^ | 8/15/2018 | Jay Koziarz
    Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower may find itself in legal hot water due to a recent lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleging that the building’s river-fed cooling system is in violation of multiple state and federal clean water laws. Madigan’s complaint, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, says that President Trump’s namesake downtown tower is lacking the necessary permits to pull nearly 20 million gallons of water from the Chicago River each day and discharge a byproduct known as “heated effluent” back in the waterway. The lawsuit also states the building’s owners failed to submit...
  • Why Chicago should test a 'basic income' program (barf alert)

    08/16/2018 5:27:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 8/15/2018 | Daniel Hemel
    Chicago will soon learn whether its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters has won over the e-commerce conglomerate. But while it waits, the city has a chance to take a step that could do more for many low-income families than the location of Amazon's HQ2 here: Chicago could become the second city in the U.S.—and the first major metropolis—to host a “basic income” pilot program. “HQ1” for basic income is Stockton, Calif., a struggling city 90 minutes east of San Francisco with roughly one-ninth Chicago’s population. Stockton's dynamic 28-year-old mayor has teamed up with private donors to provide 100 Stockton residents...
  • Portland Police Chief Says She Decided to Sweep Occupy ICE Camp, With or Without the Mayor’s Support

    08/16/2018 5:01:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 8/15/2018 | Katie Shepherd
    Portland police chief Danielle Outlaw says she told the mayor Portland police would clear the protest camp surrounding a federal immigration office, with or without his support. In a very frank radio interview first noted by the Portland Tribune, Outlaw says she approached Mayor Ted Wheeler and told him she intended to use her bureau's resources to put an end to the protest outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's headquarters. "I went to the mayor and said, 'Look, this isn't sustainable, not just resource wise, it's just out of control for many reasons,'" she told talk-radio host Lars Larson on...
  • With Lies and Truth-bending They Are the Enemy of the People

    08/16/2018 5:01:30 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 4 replies
    Vanity | 8/17/2018 | Self
    When they Lie and Truth-bending They Are the Enemy of the People. Is there any doubt about it? Lying is the worst thing you can do in Court. We used to call it "Bearing False Witness". Now a days it's politically incorrect to say it. The Media are the court of opinion and news. But today Many of them are courtiers of Lies and Serious Distortion. When they Do that they Do become THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. and a Danger to Democracy as they so like to put it.
  • Portland Police Chief Says Protesters Went Off to “Whine And Complain” Last Week Because[tr]

    08/16/2018 4:57:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 8/15/2018 | Katie Shepherd
    Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw is not satisfied with how reporters have covered the heavy-handed police response to antifascist counterprotesters at an Aug. 4 rally. Today, she used a vivid analogy to make her point. She told conservative talk-radio host Lars Larson she thought the protesters were acting like children who lost a schoolyard fight and had gone of to "whine and complain" after police fired flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets and pepper spray into a crowd of demonstrators. (At least two people were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit directly with stun grenades launched by...
  • Why Aren't Conservatives Clamoring for Ellison the Woman-Beater to Resign??

    08/16/2018 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 27 replies
    08.16.18 | chickensoup
    Why aren't conservatives clamoring for Keith Ellisaon to resign?? His head should be on a platter!! REMEMBER Saul Alinsky’s Rules from Rules for Radicals Saul Alinsky describes 24 rules in Rules for Radicals. Of those 24 rules, 13 are rules of “power tactics”: 1. “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” 2. “Never go outside the experience of your people.” 3. “Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.” 4. “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” 5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” 6. “A good...
  • Thursday's Anti-Trump Editorials (Vanity)

    08/16/2018 4:25:04 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 18 replies
    Original content | 8/16/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    The News Misleadia decided to publish a series of editorials, spread over 300 or more newspapers, denouncing President Trump for claiming they denounce him I grabbed a small sampling of the editorial titles. Here they are. Newspaper #1: "WE DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR ATTACKING US FOR DENOUNCING HIM!!! HOW DARE HE ACCUSE US OF COLLUSION AND CO-ORDINATION!" Newspaper #2: "WE DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR ATTACKING US FOR DENOUNCING HIM!!! HOW DARE HE ACCUSE US OF COLLUSION AND CO-ORDINATION!" Newspaper #3: "WE DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR ATTACKING US FOR DENOUNCING HIM!!! HOW DARE HE ACCUSE US OF COLLUSION AND CO-ORDINATION!" Newspaper #4: "WE DENOUNCE...
  • South Side (Pittsburgh) bar's new dress code creates controversy

    08/16/2018 3:53:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 63 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 15, 2018
    A South Side bar owner’s dress code is generating calls for a boycott. Andrew Balint recently posted the dress code for Twelve Whiskey BBQ and it began circulating on social media. African-Americans in Pittsburgh began to take notice, saying the guidelines seem to target them. “I'm not going to give my money and enrich your livelihood if you don't respect me as a person. This is a matter of respect,” said Khamil Scantling. Twelve's dress code, titled "proper attire," contains a long list of clothing that's no longer accepted, including Timberland boots, Air Jordan sneakers, baggy clothing, flashy jewelry and...
  • Today's Toons 8/16/18

    08/16/2018 3:42:48 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 7 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 8/16/18 | pookie18
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  • “Deep Space of the Cosmos” –There’s a Mysterious Energy Latent In It Which Can Tell Us About Our...

    08/16/2018 3:02:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | 8/15/18 (posted)
    “Deep Space of the Cosmos” –There’s a Mysterious Energy Latent In It Which Can Tell Us About Our Fate  Posted on Aug 15, 2018 “Empty space seems to be nothing to us. By analogy, water may seem to be nothing to a fish – it’s what’s left when you take away all the other things floating in the sea. Likewise, empty space is conjectured to be quite complicated,” Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge.Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got...
  • White House Chef Drops Bombshell… Hillary Used N-Word When Black Staffer Disappointed Her (2016)

    08/16/2018 2:58:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Kimberly Smith
    Former White House chef Tracey Martin told radio host Tom Bauerle that Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used a derogatory term when speaking about a black worker. Martin said he was working an event at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center in Washington, D.C., when he heard Clinton use the n-word. “A gentleman of color came in with something and it did not please her the way it was and when he walked out she says ‘that’ and then she used the n-word,” Martin told radio host Tom Bauerle. “So you are alone with Hillary after the black guys brings something...
  • Todd Standing Sasquatch Images

    08/15/2018 11:19:15 PM PDT · by waterhill · 25 replies
    Coast to Coast ^ | 8-16-2018 | Todd Standing
    Todd Standing shares Sasquatch photos related to his 8-15-18 show appearance
  • Sources: Husband of pregnant Frederick woman detained, has confessed to killing her and 2 daughters

    08/15/2018 10:07:38 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Denver7 & ^ | August 15 | Jace Larson & Oscar Contreras
    FREDERICK, Colo. -- Denver7’s Jace Larson has been told by two law enforcement officials that the husband of the missing Frederick family has confessed to killing them and officials believe they know where the bodies are. The law enforcement officials said police were in the process of recovering the bodies late Wednesday, adding Chris Watts had been detained. A cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.
  • De Blasio’s proposed Manhattan jail could include shops

    08/15/2018 9:36:57 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    The city on Wednesday announced plans to build four new lockups so it can close Rikers Island — and is trying to sell neighbors on the idea by adding perks like stores, parking lots, community facilities and even affordable housing.
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • How Millennials Killed Mayonnaise

    08/15/2018 7:02:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 183 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | August 11, 2018 | SANDY HINGSTON
    The inexorable rise of identity condiments has led to hard times for the most American of foodstuffs. And that’s a shame. [snip] Along about a decade ago, though, I began to notice I was toting home as much of my offerings as I’d concocted. My contributions were being overlooked — or shunned. Why should this be? Mom’s extraordinary potato salad — fragrant with dill, spiced by celery seed — went untouched on the picnic table. So did her macaroni salad, and her chicken salad, and her deviled eggs. … When I carted home a good three pounds of painstakingly prepared...
  • Marie Osmond - "Paper Roses"

    08/15/2018 6:43:10 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/26/2014 | DavEvans066
    This aired on December 9th, 1973. Marie was fourteen years old.