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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

An abandoned newborn child in good health was found Saturday afternoon in the women's rest room in the Interstate 75 rest stop at Mile Marker 343, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to MCSO Public Information Officer Valerie Strong, the white male infant was "found by a civilian" and deputies responded to the rest stop in the 11400 block of Southwest I-75 at 3:14 p.m. read more


Danielle Bregoli, better known as the viral "Cash Me Outside" girl, gave her mom the ultimate Christmas gift: a check to pay off the mortgage on her house. The check was for $65,000, according to TMZ. ... The young Bregoli launched to Internet fame after appearing on an episode of Dr. Phil titled "I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime" and said the now-infamous phrase "Cash me outside, how bow dah" instead of "Catch me outside." read more


Russian officials barred activist Alexey Navalny from entering the country's presidential race a day after he held nomination gatherings to kick off his run, according to state-run media outlet RIA-Novosti. Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) rejected Navalny's registration the day after he submitted it, citing a previous embezzlement conviction, RIA-Novosti reported. ... Navalny's candidacy was unlikely because Russian law prevents convicted criminals from running for public office, though Navalny and his supporters have said his conviction was politically motivated to block his presidential bid.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Right now a man-made object the size of a football field is orbiting some 250 miles above Earth. It's so large it can be seen from the ground with the naked eye. For more than 17 years humans have occupied the International Space Station. The 53 crews that have rocketed aloft have come from 10 nations; in all, people from 17 countries have visited. ... The station's international crews work in close quarters and in a dangerous environment for peaceful purposes and for the advancement of human knowledge. As many visitors to space have reported, when they look earthward they see one beautiful "big blue marble" without borders hanging in space.


Larry Fitzgerald, SI.com: Merry Christmas, everyone. As we enjoy this special day and celebrate the holidays with friends and family, I'll be thinking about someone who has become very important to me: Arizona Senator John McCain. We've become friends since I've been playing for the Cardinals. I have so much admiration for him, and I wanted to share why that admiration has become so strong. The Christmas season is the perfect time to do that. ... The sacrifices John McCain has made for our country, and especially the men and women he served with in the military, are incredible. read more


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Although, if my math holds up a 1% per year boost in GDP from this bill over the next 10 years would eliminate the deficit it creates.

Your math is the same hokum that Republicans have peddled since the 1970s.

slate.com

"We shouldn't be having this debate again. We know that tax cuts don't pay for themselves. Ronald Reagan's didn't in 1981, George W. Bush's didn't in 2001, and there's no reason to think Donald Trump's would in 2017. Not when our best estimates are that it would barely increase growth. Indeed, only one of the 38 top economists in the University of Chicago's ideologically diverse poll agreed that the Republican tax plan would make the economy 'substantially" bigger.'"

slate.com

Arrested Development narrator: TAX CUTS NEVER PAY FOR THEMSELVES.

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