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  • Former Parler CEO John Matze sues the company for “theft” of his 40% stake

    03/25/2021 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Reclaim The Net ^ | March 25, 2021 | Rick Findlay
    John Matze, the co-founder and former CEO of free speech platform Parler, is suing the company for wrongful termination and the alleged theft of his 40% ownership of the company. Matze was ousted shortly after Parler’s trouble following the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol. In the lawsuit filed at the Clark County District Court, in Nevada, Matze is seeking “millions in compensatory damages.” The suit alleges that Parler’s main funder, Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of conservative billionaire Robert Mercer, and other board members, engaged in a scheme to steal his ownership in the company he founded. We obtained...
  • *** Flubros and Flubras ! *** ( A place to see the Butchers Bill for “It’s just the Flu”)

    03/03/2021 3:45:48 AM PST · by Kozak · 8 replies
    +1,989 DEAD +56,890 NEW CASES ***529,214*** TOTAL DEAD
  • Fox News Reports: President Biden Pledges to End Trump Tax Cuts

    01/24/2021 8:07:40 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 48 replies
    MenRec ^ | 01/24/21 | Staff
    >> Let’s talk about Biden’s agenda, particularly tax policy. It’s the intention for the Biden administration to roll back 2017 tax cuts and the president was a little prophetic about that, take a listen. >> I hope they don’t raise your taxes. But if they do, I told you so. >> He would want to repeal parts of the 2017 tax cuts that benefitted the highest-income Americans and large companies. >> On tax cuts, how could that affect the markets and then everyday Americans? >> Well, Alicia, I think there’s a misnomer that is a big DNC talking point that...
  • Rand Paul: James Comey ‘Should Be in Prison for the Things He Did’

    01/21/2021 4:32:05 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 41 replies
    MenRec ^ | 01/21/21 | Staff
    HEMMER: “I don’t know how much you thought about the future of the Republican Party but there is a comment that came in ‘The Guardian’ from James Comey former head of the FBI and I’m going to read it for, sir. ‘The Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed. Something is shifting and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one. Who would want to be part of an organization that at its...
  • Henry Paulson Returns to Finance, to Run Climate-Focused Fund. The venture aims to push climate-friendly businesses into the mainstream.

    01/06/2021 5:02:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | 1-6-21 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    “I wasn’t looking to do this,” Mr. Paulson said in an interview. But he said he was persuaded by the success of TPG’s previous Rise funds and the firm’s understanding of the daunting scale investing in climate will require. “At this stage in my career, I’m not looking to do a start-up. I’m in a hurry to make a difference.”
  • The raping of America passing for COVID relief.

    12/23/2020 9:06:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-23-20 | DrJohn
    This latest “stimulus” bill coming out of Congress is a total POS. This country has waited nine damn months so Pakistan could get $10 million for gender programs. The list is nauseating$169,739,000 to Vietnam, including $19 million to remediate dioxins (page 1476).Unspecified funds to “continue support for not-for-profit institutions of higher education in Kabul, Afghanistan that are accessible to both women and men in a coeducational environment” (page 1477).$198,323,000 to Bangladesh, including $23.5 million to support Burmese refugees and $23.3 million for “democracy programs” (page 1485).$130,265,000 to Nepal for “development and democracy programs” (page 1485).Pakistan: $15 million for “democracy programs”...
  • Andrew Cuomo Looking at Ways to ‘Stop’ Trump From Distributing Coronavirus Vaccine

    11/11/2020 6:01:55 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 21 replies
    MenRec ^ | 11/11/20 | Staff
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo says he is looking into ways to “fix” or “stop” the Trump administration from implementing a vaccine distribution plan. Cuomo made the extraordinarily tone-deaf comments during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Drugmaker Pfizer announced Monday that their COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be over 90% effective. The New York Times reports, “Pfizer plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of the two-dose vaccine later this month, after it has collected the recommended two months of safety data.” They estimate there will be enough doses to immunize...
  • Amazon declines to commit to Jeff Bezos testimony in Congress

    05/16/2020 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 1 replies ^ | FRI, MAY 15 2020 | ANNIE PALMER
    The Journal investigation found Amazon employees used nonaggregated or easily identifiable data from third-party sellers to figure out which products to make on its own. The report was based on interviews with more than 20 former Amazon employees and documents reviewed by the Journal. The report appeared to contradict testimony by Amazon’s associate general counsel Nate Sutton at a July hearing, during which he denied that individual seller data is used to manipulate search algorithms to favor Amazon’s own products, or in any other way to directly compete with merchants.
  • 'People were enraged:' Not even mayor can stop a determined tow operator

    05/08/2019 8:34:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 7, 2019 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    For more than four hours Saturday night, Mayor Bill Peduto sent multiple messages on Twitter, warning residents and visitors that towing would start at midnight for vehicles parked along the route of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Problem is, towing started at 11 p.m., courtesy of the Pittsburgh police and city contractor McGann and Chester Towing & Recovery. Mr. Peduto said he was in Cappy’s Cafe on Walnut Street in Shadyside when people came in about 11:30 p.m. complaining about cars being towed from streets in the area. “People were enraged,” the mayor said Monday, when asked about the...
  • Was "2036 Origin Unknown" the WORST Sci-Fi Movie of 2018?

    12/30/2018 6:00:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    Self | December 30, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    I saw "2036 Origin Unknown" on Netflix last night. Big mistake! It was easily the WORST Sci-Fi movie of 2018. In fact, it might just be the WORST movie of any genre of the year. Boring as hell with confusing dialogue and cheap sets. In fact, it basically took place in one dark depressing room. On top of that it had elements that were a flat out RIPOFF of "2001: A Space Odyssey." Yeah, it had a black monolith on Mars. Gee, where have we seen that before? And they also had a HAL ripoff to the extent of their...
  • Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.

    11/29/2018 4:39:20 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Twitter @ realDonaldTrump ^ | November 28, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump retweeted The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 @The_Trump_Train Nov 27 Will CNN ever ask Border Patrol agents how they felt having large rocks chucked at them by criminal illegals? Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program. Our social security checks are on average $1200 a month. RT if you agree: If you weren't born in the United States, you should receive $0 assistance. ·
  • Well thanks to COX raising their Cable rates we are CUTTING the cable effective 01 Oct.

    09/27/2018 2:55:37 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 63 replies
    27 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    Bye Bye COX Cable!
  • KFC chooses 'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander as newest 'Colonel Sanders'

    08/06/2018 1:36:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    “As the son of two working parents, there were plenty of dinnertimes when a bucket of chicken and all the fixins saved the day,” Alexander said in a press release. “It’s been fun to combine my personal love for KFC with my sitcom experience into a new take on the role of Colonel Sanders.” Along with the news, KFC also debuted two of its newest sitcom-themed commercial campaigns starring Alexander, during which he seemingly solves a variety of household problems with buckets of chicken. In a second 15-second ad, Alexander's "Colonel" comes to the aid of a family in need...
  • Suing Amazon & Jeff Bezos

    06/13/2018 2:45:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 63 replies
    6/13 | Chris Volkay
    I am currently suing Jeff Bezos and Amazon. because they really do have, without a doubt, the worst customer service on all known planets. A culture of lying among a confederacy of dunces. I made the mistake of buying 6-100 dollar amazon gift cards to give out as presents. alas they were stolen out of my car. So I quickly contacted Amazon so the could cancel the gift cards so the thieves wouldn't have time to use them. What did I get from Amazon's customer service? It was like we were all back in the cold war and I was...
  • “Resist Trump” Racial Equity Program Pockets More Than 275k From MN Taxpayers

    12/19/2017 8:45:41 AM PST · by PeteePie · 7 replies
    Center for the American Experiment ^ | December 18, 2017 | Tom Steward
    Minnesota cities, counties and state agencies have spent more than $275,000 in taxpayer funds on a provocative racial equity program led by a national leftwing advocacy group that urges local governments to “resist Trump” and bases its training for public employees on the premise that government institutions and workers are inherently racist, whether they realize it or not. “Resist Trump” Racial Equity Program Pockets More Than 275k From MN Taxpayers Written by Tom Steward on December 18, 2017 Print Minnesota cities, counties and state agencies have spent more than $275,000 in taxpayer funds on a provocative racial equity program led...
  • Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

    11/13/2017 2:08:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 13, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.And this is a federal ruling, so it...
  • Southern Utah tire shop cited by state regulators for defrauding I-15 travelers

    08/25/2017 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nate Carlisle
    On a winter day in 2016, Curt Albert was traveling Interstate 15 in Utah on his way to Arizona. Near New Harmony, another motorist drove up beside him and signaled him to pull over. The other motorist, according to Albert and findings by an administrative law judge, was an employee of Freeway Tire in New Harmony. He said the right rear tire on Albert’s travel trailer was wobbling. Albert agreed to follow him to the tire shop for a repair. “I don’t want to get stranded somewhere,” Albert recently explained. “It’s 25 degrees outside, and the wind’s blowing.” But $1,018.10...
  • Mohamed Noor’s training was “fast tracked” so Minneapolis could “add diversity” to its police force

    07/23/2017 5:36:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 23, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor’s training was “fast tracked” so the city could “add diversity” to its police force Mohamed Noor is the Minneapolis police officer who recently shot and killed an innocent, unarmed, law abiding woman named Justine Damond, after Damond had called 911 to report that she had heard a possible sexual assault taking place near her home. Officer Moor has not offered any explanation for his actions. He is not claiming self defense. Instead, officer Noor is asking that his privacy be respected, as if somehow, it’s a violation of privacy for people to want...
  • Timeline for Phase out of R22 Refrigerant

    06/11/2017 5:15:18 AM PDT · by central_va · 79 replies
    Bright Hub Engineering ^ | • updated: 1/20/2010 | Haresh Khemani
    January 1, 2010: By this date there would be complete ban on the production and import of R22 and R142b. However, there is exception for the on-going servicing needs of the existing plants and equipment. January 1, 2015: By this date there would be ban on the sale and use of R22. There is exception for certain cases, including the serving needs of the existing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. January 1, 2020: By this date there would complete ban on the production and import of R22 refrigerant. The gas would not be available even for servicing of the existing...

    11/02/2016 3:09:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies ^ | November 2, 2016 | Nina Pineda
    Call it the $42.9 million dollar selfie. Katrina Bookman flashed her multi-million dollar smile. Behind her, on her slot machine screen, evidence of her mega win. "I kept thinking about my family," Bookman said. Bookman's voice cracks when she remembers her short lived joy. She's used to disappointment. Raised in foster care, homeless as a teen, Katrina raised 4 kids, who graduated high school, all by herself. "The struggle I've been through, it's hard to cope," said Bookman. She already earmarked the millions, to buy a barber shop for her son and the a big chunk she would give back...