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Friday, March 23, 2018

A Texas television station has cut ties with a vendor after closed captioning used racist language to insult a black victim of the Austin bomber. Local ABC affiliate KVUE-TV reported Tuesday night on the death of 17-year-old Draylen Mason, who was identified in closed captioning as "this monkey," reported the Statesman. read more

Thursday, March 22, 2018

On March 20, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a California law intended to regulate crisis pregnancy centers, or CPCs, which operate nationwide under the guise of full service women's health clinics but in fact deceive pregnant people and lie about abortion. The law in question requires that California's CPCs provide accurate information about state reproductive health programs and that the unlicensed centers publicly notify visitors if no licensed medical professional works on site. The high court's ruling, expected no later than this summer, could have national implications and could pave the way to prevent Texas' CPCs from deceiving pregnant people seeking medical care. For more than a decade, the Texas Legislature has allowed these fake women's health centers to operate with no accountability and little oversight and continues to tout them as actual health care providers. read more

Like so many members of the Trump administration, Ben Carson has some explaining to do. When the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development appeared before Congress on Tuesday to discuss his department's budget, lawmakers didn't miss the opportunity to ask him about the $31,000 dining set his office ordered (but later cancelled). Carson said he didn't know about the costly furniture, but emails obtained by CNN show that he and his wife had handpicked the set. read more

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly bragged about having White House senior counsel Jared Kushner "in his pocket" and may have used highly sensitive intelligence from the President's Daily Briefing in his violent crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia, The Intercept reported Wednesday. Three sources told The Intercept that Kushner had revealed names of Saudis disloyal to the crown prince. "The Saudi figures named in the President's Daily Brief were among those rounded up; at least one was reportedly tortured," The Intercept explained. Mohammed bin Salman also was said to have told UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed that Kushner was "in his pocket." Kushner communicates with both the Saudi and Emirati crown princes via Whats-App. A source claims that Kushner's lawyers have since told him not to use the app for government business. read more

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year -- President Donald Trump's first full year in charge of the budget. That's almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017. read more


By the way, "CEO Lynn Good was paid over $21.4 million in 2017".
I wonder how much the average employee of Duke Energy makes.

Easy enough.


Electrical Engineer $75,457
Nuclear Engineer $82,748
Electrical Engineering Technologist $62,138

So, a bit less than $21,400,000.

Does it hurt to be that stupid?
#7 | Posted by 726
You answer that question 7. Please feel free to correct my post about the 20 trillion in 8 years.

#11 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2018-03-21 02:21 PM | FLAG:

Doubling down on stupid is never a good idea Snoops.


"Barack Obama: Added $8.588 trillion, a 74 percent increase from the $11.657 trillion debt at the end of Bush's last budget, FY 2009.

FY 2017 - $672 billion.
FY 2016 - $1.423 trillion.
FY 2015 - $327 billion.
FY 2014 - $1.086 trillion.
FY 2013 - $672 billion.
FY 2012 - $1.276 trillion.
FY 2011 - $1.229 trillion.
FY 2010 - $1.652 trillion.
FY 2009 - $253 billion. (Congress passed the Economic Stimulus Act, which spent $253 billion in FY 2009. This rare occurrence should be added to President Obama's contribution to the debt.)"

$8 Trillion =/= $20 Trillion.

Your dummy sign is on crooked.

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