Friday, April 18, 2014

Cliven Bundy to sheriffs: ‘Disarm’ the Bureau of Land Management - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com

Cliven Bundy to sheriffs: ‘Disarm’ the Bureau of Land Management - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com: "“I only want to talk to one person in each county across the United States, and here’s what I want to say: County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucracy. County sheriffs, disarm U.S. bureaucrats,” Bundy said on Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze on Monday."

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tennessee Is About To Turn Pregnant Women Into Suspected Criminals | ThinkProgress

Tennessee Is About To Turn Pregnant Women Into Suspected Criminals | ThinkProgress: "Tennessee is poised to become the first state in the country to subject women to criminal assault charges if they use drugs during their pregnancy. Last week, both chambers of the state legislature passed Senate Bill 1391, which would ultimately allow the state to scrutinize miscarriages, stillbirths, and birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role."

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Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands | ThinkProgress

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands | ThinkProgress:

Phyllis Schlafly — the founder of the Eagle Forum — maintained that increasing the pay gap will help women find suitable husbands:
Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.
[...] Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.
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Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 1, Copa del Rey final: report, Gareth Bale winner - Telegraph

Copa del Rey - champs!


Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 1, Copa del Rey final: report, Gareth Bale winner - Telegraph: "Gareth Bale demonstrated last night precisely why he is the world’s most expensive footballer.
With extra time looming in the Copa Del Rey final, in an atmosphere boiling with tension and nerves, the Welshman picked up the ball just inside the Real Madrid half and simply ran at the Barcelona defence. And he kept running, sprinting around the centre-back Marc Bartra as if he were a training ground dummy. Then he advanced into the penalty area and slipped the ball under the keeper José Pinto into the corner of the net for the winning goal."

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims - NYTimes.com

New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims - NYTimes.com: "Demographics Unit, was a sign that the police viewed their every action with suspicion. The police mapped communities inside and outside the city, logging where customers in traditional Islamic clothes ate meals and documenting their lunch-counter conversations."

 After years of collecting information, however, the police acknowledgedthat it never generated a lead. Since The Associated Press published documents describing the program in 2011, Muslims and civil rights groups have called for its closing.

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Database: How much Medicare pays doctors - The Washington Post

Database: How much Medicare pays doctors - The Washington Post: "For the first time, the government is releasing detailed data about medicare payments to doctors, revealing what procedures doctors performed and what they were paid. The trove of billing records shows that thousands of physicians made more than $1 million each from Medicare in 2012. Dozens billed for more than $10 million. Billing for a large amount is not necessarily a sign of wrongdoing."



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Police find seven dead babies in Utah County home | The Salt Lake Tribune

The face of postpartum depression!
Police find seven dead babies in Utah County home | The Salt Lake Tribune: "On Saturday, police responded to a call from Huntsman’s estranged husband — who was initially identified by police as her ex-husband — about a dead infant found inside a Pleasant Grove home where Huntsman lived until 2011. Officers arrived and found the body of a newborn infant, who appeared to be full term, according to the release.

Police obtained a search warrant for the home and found six more babies packaged in separate cardboard boxes inside the garage, said police Capt. Michael Roberts."
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Man Kills 3 at Jewish Centers in Kansas City Suburb - NYTimes.com

Man Kills 3 at Jewish Centers in Kansas City Suburb - NYTimes.com: "The Southern Poverty Law Center said it sued Mr. Miller in the 1980s for intimidating African-Americans, and he has had several run-ins with the law since then. He served six months in prison after he was held in criminal contempt for violating the terms of the court order that settled that lawsuit. He also served three years in federal prison for weapons charges and for plotting robberies and the assassination of the center’s founder, Morris Dees. As part of his plea bargain, he testified against other Klan leaders in a 1988 trial."



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Kansas Shooting Suspect Appears To Shout 'Heil Hitler!' While In Custody (VIDEO) [UPDATE]

Kansas Shooting Suspect Appears To Shout 'Heil Hitler!' While In Custody (VIDEO) [UPDATE]: "Frazier Glenn Cross, the man suspected of killing three people in two separate shootings at Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday was captured on camera making pro-Nazi comments.

The video, which was taken by Kansas City news station KMBC, shows the suspected gunman after he was taken into custody in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the attacks at the Jewish Community Center and the Village Shalom assisted living center."



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The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies | Here & Now

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies | Here & Now: "Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it’s easy to fool the IRS, but there’s one catch: “you have to be rich.”

Johnston says Congress keeps passing laws that make the tax code increasingly complex, while at the same time it’s cut funding for the IRS, making it very hard for the agency to inspect returns properly.

 Still, says Johnston, it’s almost impossible to cheat on your taxes if you earn your living in wages, because most taxes are deducted from your check before you are paid. On the other hand, people who own business and those who make most of their money from investment “self-report” their income, which creates many opportunities for mistakes and for cheating.

 Johnson says there is a fundamental problem with our tax code — it’s not structured for growth and job creation; it’s structured to reward speculation and cash hoarding."