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  • Coronavirus: Las Vegas eyes reopening, masks on dealers: report

    04/16/2020 3:35:30 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Aaro
    Casino executives in Las Vegas, NV., are deliberating certain ways to keep customers and employees safe once the gambling mecca eventually opens to guests, according to a report on Wednesday. Some of the informal talks have discussed safety measures that include putting masks and gloves on dealers, in addition to re-opening facilities nearby so employees and possibly tourists could get tested for COVID-19. Las Vegas would start by re-opening small businesses around the area so locals could start working again to alleviate economic hardships, according to Bloomberg. The casinos would operate with as few as one-third of its rooms available...
  • Thomas Fires ‘Opening Salvo’ For SCOTUS To Overturn Own Precedents

    06/17/2019 10:00:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 6/17/2019 | Josh Kovensky
    In a sneaky Monday concurrence, Justice Clarence Thomas laid the groundwork for the Supreme Court to overturn its own longstanding precedents in what may mark the beginning of efforts to destroy numerous landmark court decisions from the past decades. The concurring opinion came in Gamble v. United States, a case regarding double jeopardy that Thomas used as a springboard to argue that the Supreme Court should review — and overturn — settled law where it is found to be “demonstrably erroneous.” Constitutional law scholars told TPM that Thomas appeared to use the concurrence to signal to his fellow justices —...
  • Shooter at large after four people are killed in north Georgia

    01/24/2019 9:40:34 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies ^ | 1/24/19 | Alex Johnson
    Four people were killed and a fifth was seriously injured Thursday night in a shooting incident in north Georgia, authorities said. The shooter or shooters remained at large late Thursday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, or GBI, said agents from three regional GBI offices responded to assist local investigators in Rockmart, a town of about 4,000 people in Polk County about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta. It said four people were confirmed to be dead. Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells said the surviving victim appeared to have been shot in the face and was airlifted to Atlanta for emergency treatment.
  • British Teen Gained Access to Intelligence Ops in Afghanistan, Iran Pretending to Be CIA Head

    01/25/2018 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 Jan 2018 | Hayley Dixon
    British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard. From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America's...
  • Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge

    07/06/2018 4:14:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/6/18
    Three members of a YouTube travel blogging collective have died after falling over a waterfall in Canada. Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were part of High On Life, who post videos of their travel adventures.The group said: "They were three of the warmest, kindest and most driven and outgoing people you could ever meet."Police said the trio were swimming at the top of Shannon Falls in British Columbia on Tuesday when they "slipped and fell into a pool 30m (98ft) below".Other members of the group, who have 1.1 million followers on Instagram and more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers,...
  • Cruz Says He Won't Be A 'Servile Puppy Dog' To Trump Campaign

    07/21/2016 8:18:20 AM PDT · by Drango · 205 replies
    NPR ^ | July 21 '16 | Brett Neely
    Less than 12 hours after he was booed for not endorsing GOP nominee Donald Trump during his late-night speech before the Republican National Convention, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't backing down. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, headlined Wednesday's event. But all eyes were on Ted Cruz earlier in the evening for his refusal to endorse Donald Trump. POLITICS Pence Makes The Case For Trump After Cruz Is Booed At an emotional event with the Texas RNC delegation Thursday morning, Cruz defended his decision to withhold his endorsement at a time when Republicans are trying to rally...
  • Atlantic City, America’s Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

    04/29/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | Timothy W. Martin and Heather Gillers
    Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression. The Jersey Shore gambling destination has endured years of strain as a third of its casinos shut down. But now its cash levels are low enough that bankruptcy is a possibility for the 39,000-population city, according to Mayor Don Guardian.
  • Sr. WH Official on Libya: Obama 'straining' truth; "Huge gamble" may benefit al Qaeda

    03/21/2011 12:55:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Monday, March 21, 2011 | Kristinn
    Well, that didn't take long. A "senior Obama administration official" is breaking ranks to call out his boss in Time magazine about Libya.In an article published online Sunday night, Time writer Massimo Calabresi buries the lede by holding the bombshell quotes until the fourth paragraph, preferring to write about himself the first three.The quotes have the official all but calling Obama a liar over his stated reasons for going to war in Libya. The article also has the official saying Obama is knowingly taking a "huge gamble" because al Qaeda has cells in Libya that could benefit from the the...
  • Woman charged with two A C tourist slayings had history of mental illness bail 1.5M

    05/22/2012 12:25:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | May 22, 2012 | By LYNDA COHEN, Staff Writer |
    ATLANTIC CITY — The Pennsylvania woman arrested in a fatal knife attack on two Canadian tourists is being held on $1.5 million bail. Antoinette Pelzer, 44, made her first appearance Tuesday afternoon in the brutal attack that killed two women ages 44 and 80. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is still trying to reach the next of kin to determine the women's identities and whether they are related to one another.
  • The Gingrich Gamble

    12/14/2011 6:42:52 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    All the Romney-alternatives — Bachmann, Cain, Christie, Giuliani, Palin, Perry, Rubio, Trump — came and went, or never came at all, except the most unlikely one, Newt Gingrich. With the implosion of the Cain campaign, and the realization that there are for now no more great conservative hopes on the horizon, Gingrich has pulled off one of the more unlikely comebacks in presidential-primary history, and finds himself ahead in the Republican polls. Half the Republican electorate is relieved, or even delighted, about Gingrich. They are sure that almost any Republican could beat an imploding Barack Obama, who gets weirder with...
  • Obama’s gamble in Afghanistan ‘paying off’

    12/12/2010 11:32:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Globe and Mail [Canada] ^ | 12/13/10 | PAUL KORING
    Barack Obama’s high-risk war wager that sent tens of thousands of U.S. troops surging into Afghanistan is showing signs of success, U.S. officials say. The raging Taliban insurgency is being defeated, but foreign troops are still years away from heading for the exit. “Our joint efforts are paying off,” said Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defence and the only cabinet secretary kept on by Mr. Obama from the former Bush administration. “[I’m] convinced that our strategy is working and that we will be able to achieve key goals set out by President Barack Obama last year.”
  • Backers gamble on rail line to Duluth

    10/25/2010 7:27:55 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    star tribune ^ | 10-4-10 | paul levy
    Is a proposed passenger train line from Minneapolis to Duluth on course for a $700 million derailment? Or is it merely headed toward a $300,000 detour that could delay plans a year? Faced with competition from nine other routes seeking federal funding as well as a possible rerouting of the line's Twin Cities starting point -- to St. Paul, instead of Minneapolis -- proponents of the Northern Lights Express (NLX) have shifted gears.
  • Open letter to OBAMA from former Vice President of Procter & Gamble, Lou Pritchet

    10/24/2010 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies ^ | 10/24/10 | Lou Prtchet
    Dear President Obama, You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and upscale lifestyle and housing with no visable signs of support. You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not American.
  • The Moocher State Of Kalifornia Allows Welfare Recipients To Gamble Away Our Tax Dollars

    06/26/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-26-10 | Curt
    Socialism run amok. Here in my State, the Socialist State of Kalifornia, we take a load of taxes from those who work and give it to any freeloader who wants it. Sure, there are those who need a helping hand for a few months until they find work....but in my experience working the streets of a low income area in South Central, many...MANY...of these people on welfare are just too lazy to get a job. Why should they? This state pays them more for doing nothing then they can make at a entry level job. If you add kids to...
  • Oil Spill Crisis as Opportunity (O's Inability to Consider a Win-Win Policy)

    06/16/2010 12:59:12 PM PDT · by sjneuf · 1 replies · 206+ views ^ | 6/16/10 | Keith Hennessey
    I think it would be good for America to unite and say, “We worked together to prevent that problem in the Gulf from happening again.” It is easy to do so, and I wish the President would choose that path instead.
  • Obama's Not Looking So Smart Anymore

    03/04/2010 7:59:56 AM PST · by CaroleL · 28 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | 03/04/10 | CaroleL
    From the time Senate Candidate Barack Obama made his first national speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, millions have been fawning over his supposed intelligence. Effectively reading a well written speech does require a certain skill set but true intelligence should not be measured by theatrical speech patterns or the timbre of one's voice. It is most commonly measured by one's ability to solve problems and in this area, Mr. Obama comes off worse than the proverbial mouse solving the maze to find the cheese.
  • Muhammad and Mrs. Jones - Kenny Gamble's Philadelphia Muslim Enclave

    01/03/2008 9:41:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 410+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | January 1, 2008 | Beila Rabinowitz
    Kenny Gamble is best known for being "the architect of the Philly Soul Sound."...But Gamble is also the architect of a planned stealth Islamist enclave in Philadelphia where he is better known in Muslim circles as Brother Luqman Abdul Haqq. Gamble has admitted that he intends to bring about the Muslim community in South Philadelphia through his "Universal Companies" and proclaims that his state and federally subsidized funded building endeavors are part of an Islamist blueprint, "We are not down here just for Universal-we are down here for Islam." In 1975 after a personal crisis Gamble converted to Islam and...
  • Analysis: Democrats focus on torture a gamble (Nancy Pelosi twisting on the vine)

    05/15/2009 6:12:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,391+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/09 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama warned Democrats in Congress against making a partisan cause out of the Bush administration's harsh interrogation tactics. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ignoring him — loudly — and the party,.. So far, it's Pelosi who's suffered the greatest harm. It may never be resolved exactly when she first learned that waterboarding had been used against terror suspects .. But the Democrats' claim to the moral high ground on the issue has been blemished by her explanation this week that in early 2003 she shifted her attention to winning political control of the House and didn't wage...
  • Obama and Geithner gambling with their country's financial reputations(2 gambling addicts)

    03/24/2009 2:43:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 478+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/24/09 | Damian Reece
    Obama and Geithner gambling with their country's financial reputations Barack Obama and his Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, are starting to look like gambling addicts. By Damian Reece Last Updated: 8:09AM GMT 24 Mar 2009 Comments 3 | Comment on this article Having seen the worst elements of casino capitalism ruin Wall Street and generate billions in losses, the pair have stepped back to the roulette table and plan to place up to $1 trillion (£690bn) on black to try to win back the banks' losses and restore America's financial credibility. All they can do is hope the spin doesn't end...
  • Business (Weight Watchers) sues casino where stolen funds gambled (by bookkeeper)

    01/17/2009 1:48:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 829+ views
    Link only - Business sues casino where stolen funds gambled