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Police: getting into Miami Beach this weekend will take "about three or four hours"

Police: getting into Miami Beach this weekend will take "about three or four hours" | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

Here's an interview with Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez, who describes what you'll have to go through if you insist upon driving to Miami Beach this weekend.

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Jerry's Famous Deli To Turn Into Pop-Up Nightclub For Urban Beach Weekend

Jerry's Famous Deli To Turn Into Pop-Up Nightclub For Urban Beach Weekend | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

According to the flyer taped to the front of the establishment, Jerry's Famous Deli is turning into a club in celebration of Memorial Day, complete with VIP section with bottle service, DJ A-Train, DJ Big Rob, and ladies drink specials. A reduced menu of "wings, fritters, and fries", is replacing the lox, bagels, and eggs for this weekend, according to a recent tweet.

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This Podunk North Dakota Town Is Now More Expensive Than Manhattan

This Podunk North Dakota Town Is Now More Expensive Than Manhattan | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

One of the unfortunate side effects from the geyser of new wealth pouring out of North Dakota's oil rush has been the sudden, acute housing shortage within the state. Nowhere may be worse off than the once sleepy city of Williston, a boom-town, where, as the AP reports, a one-bedroom apartment now rents for $2,300 a month.

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How Do You Know If You're a Real Miamian?

How Do You Know If You're a Real Miamian? | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

You consider a 5'10" man tall.

 

Out-of-towners just assume you know where to buy coke.

 

You wouldn't even notice if all the Starbucks shut down. They don't have cafecitos anyway.

 

You've voted for someone who is now behind bars, removed from office or resigned in disgrace ... multiple times.


There was a time in your life when leaving clubs, bars, or parties after 3 a.m. on a weekday and still showing up to work the next day was a regular occurrence.

 

Watching football is a good way to find out what some of your former classmates are up to.

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Florida judge rules: Flashing headlights to warn other drivers of speed trap is free speech

Florida judge rules: Flashing headlights to warn other drivers of speed trap is free speech | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

A judge in Sanford ruled Tuesday that a Lake Mary man was lawfully exercising his First Amendment rights when he flashed his headlights to warn neighbors that a deputy had set up a speed trap.

 

That decision is another victory for Ryan Kintner, 25, who sued theSeminole County Sheriff's Officelast year, accusing it of misconstruing a state law and violating his civil rights, principally his right to free speech.

 

He was ticketed Aug. 10 by a Seminole County deputy, but Kintner alleges the officer misapplied a state law designed to ban motorists from flashing after-market emergency lights.

 

Circuit Judge Alan Dickey earlier ruled that that state law does not apply to people who did what Kintner did, use his headlights to communicate...


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Police union: Miami Beach brass order 2,000 arrests over holiday weekend

Police union: Miami Beach brass order 2,000 arrests over holiday weekend | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

Rumors of the quota, which allegedly calls for 2,000 people to be arrested over the holiday weekend, first came to light in an email complaint from the officers' union. In that email, the union called the quota "aggressive, patently unfair, and unjust." Police Chief Raymond Martinez has denied the reports, saying in an email to Local 10, "I want to be clear, there is no arrest quota for Memorial Day weekend or any other day on Miami Beach."

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Supreme Court Lets Stand Student's $675,000 Penalty For Downloading : NPR

Supreme Court Lets Stand Student's $675,000 Penalty For Downloading  : NPR | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

Without commenting on the merits of the case, the Supreme Court this morning let stand a $675,000 jury verdict against a 25-year-old Boston University student who downloaded 30 songs nearly a decade ago and then shared them with others on a peer-to-peer network.

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How Baby Boomers Are Stifling The Marketing Revolution

How Baby Boomers Are Stifling The Marketing Revolution | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

This is a big problem for brands. Baby boomers run the agencies, the media, and the client organizations. We’ve all spent the last 25 years getting really good at marketing to ourselves. Those skills are becoming less useful. In 10 years, they’ll be completely irrelevant. The only brands that survive will be the ones that are successful marketing to Generation-Y.
And Generation Y doesn’t look anything like us boomers. They’re digital natives who have grown up in a world of nonstop connectivity, hyper-social behavior, user-generated content, and extreme multitasking. They’re smart, idealistic, and passionate about technology. They don’t trust our institutions (including your brand), and believe very little of what we tell them in advertising. All they want is the truth, and they expect to get it from their peers, not from you.

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos: "I see the elimination of gatekeepers everywhere"

“Sixteen of the top 100 best sellers on Kindle today were self-published,” said Bezos. That means no agent, no publisher, no paper — just an author, who gets most of the royalties, and Amazon and the reader.

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Tonight's Miami Beach High School senior prom shares convention hall with Exxxotica porn convention

Tonight's Miami Beach High School senior prom shares convention hall with Exxxotica porn convention | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

School officials are making sure a high school senior prom runs smoothly while it shares the same venue as a porn convention. Students from Miami Beach Senior High School are set to have their senior prom Saturday night at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but also at the center is Exxxotica.


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Why Warren Buffett is buying newspapers (but won't be buying the Miami Herald)

Why Warren Buffett is buying newspapers (but won't be buying the Miami Herald) | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

The Oracle of Omaha acquired his hometown newspaper in January and just snapped up dozens more in a $142 million deal. This is supposed to be the fastest declining industry in America. What is Warren Buffett up to?


In towns and cities where there is a strong sense of community, there is no more important institution than the local paper. The many locales served by the newspapers we are acquiring fall firmly in this mold and we are delighted they have found a permanent home with Berkshire Hathaway.”

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At Aventura murder trial in Miami courtroom, crime scene investigator admits to affair with lead detective

At Aventura murder trial in Miami courtroom, crime scene investigator admits to affair with lead detective | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

“Isn't it true, ma'am, you previously had an intimate sexual relationship with detective Angulo?” Matthewman asked her in court.


“I am married and have three kids. My job is very important to me,” an uncomfortable Howell said from the witness stand. “This is very important to me, sir, because this is my life here,” she told defense attorney William Matthewman.


“Did you have an affair with Detective Angulo,” Matthewman asked.


“Yes, and my husband is well aware of it, sir, and I am happily married and I don’t have any issues with that any longer,” Howell said.


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Florida says more than 53,000 dead people on voting rolls

State officials this year checked Social Security files and concluded that people who died were still registered to vote. This was the first time the state checked the files.

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Miami Beach setting up its own Checkpoint Charlie for Memorial Day Weekend

Miami Beach setting up its own Checkpoint Charlie for Memorial Day Weekend | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

Vehicle occupants will be subject to sobriety tests and warrant checks at a DUI checkpoint on the MacArthur Causeway from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. Scanners on the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways will analyze license plates for expired registrations and outstanding warrants. Access on the Venetian Causeway will be open only to Miami and Miami Beach residents.

 

Police and city officials argue that the security measures are necessary to provide visitors a secure environment during an event that has been rocked by violence and thousands of arrests since its arrival more than a decade ago. Not everyone agrees.

 

"It is inconceivable that people will be prevented from going into some residential areas of South Beach, and the only difference is the color of the skin of those attending this particular event," said John de Leon, president of the Greater Miami chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.

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Weak Men Pay This Boxing Coach To Tell Them They Are Terrible

http://www.animalnewyork.com/2012/weak-men-pay-this-boxing-coach-to-tell-them-they-are-terrible/...

 

Eric Kelly of the Church Street Boxing Gym has a unique approach to training his clients–or as he calls them, “miscreants.” To help them perfect their boxing technique, Eric subjects them to a barrage of verbal abuse, insults, and public degradation.

 

Why? Because it makes them tougher. That’s why.

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RIAA Sues Defunct Music Downloading Service ‘LimeWire’ For $72 Trillion

RIAA Sues Defunct Music Downloading Service ‘LimeWire’ For $72 Trillion | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

“An award based on the RIAA calculations would amount to more money than the entire music industry has made since Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877,” Judge Kimba Wood states in documents filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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saw @ImposterDoc at @MiamiFilmFest and was blown away; do not miss this doc when it opens Friday, July 13th

saw @ImposterDoc at @MiamiFilmFest and was blown away; do not miss this doc when it opens Friday, July 13th | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

The Sundance documentary "The Imposter" is an unbelievable real-life thriller centered around a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their missing son. It's creepy, disturbing, and the subject of the Last Call Spotlight.

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Eighteen People Indicted for Roles in $3 Million Schemes Involving Seven IHOP Restaurants

Eighteen People Indicted for Roles in $3 Million Schemes Involving Seven IHOP Restaurants | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

Eighteen people were indicted for their roles in a series of criminal schemes, including money laundering, identity theft, alien harboring, and arson, centered around seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana that resulted in losses of more than $3 million, law enforcement officials announced today.

 

“These defendants turned pancakes houses into crime dens,” said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. “This indictment lays out a menu of crimes ranging from harboring undocumented workers to identity theft to money laundering to insurance fraud.”

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Miami Heat Owe Taxpayers Millions, Dade County Inspector General Finds

Miami Heat Owe Taxpayers Millions, Dade County Inspector General Finds | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

The Miami Heat owe Miami taxpayers millions in cost overruns to capital improvement projects on the American Airlines Arena. So says Miami-Dade Inspector General Chris Mazzella, in an audit report that hasn't been publicly released yet but which sources close to the review have confirmed to Riptide.

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Exodus: Why Are Miami's Best Artists Moving to Los Angeles?

Exodus: Why Are Miami's Best Artists Moving to Los Angeles? | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, better known as FriendsWithYou, has repped the Magic City around the globe, from the High Line in New York City to Scope Art Fair's featured platform. No longer. The artists known for their line of plush and wooden toys, magical installations, bounce houses, and rainbow-hued environments are now taking their talents out West. And they're not alone.

"We love Miami, but collectors here just don't support our work," Borkson says. "The truth is that most collectors who purchase our work are located elsewhere."

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Study: those who watch Fox News know less than people who watch no news at all

Study: those who watch Fox News know less than people who watch no news at all | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

The study concludes that media sources have a significant impact on the number of questions that people were able to answer correctly. The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would
be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly — a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly; viewers of Sunday morning talk shows fare similarly well. And people watching only The Daily Show with Jon Stewart could answer about 1.42 questions correctly.

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Half of Florida high school students fail reading test

Half of Florida high school students fail reading test | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

The results came days after the Florida State Board of Education voted to lower the standards needed to pass the writing part of the test, known as FCAT. The test is administered in public elementary, middle and high schools. The board took the action in an emergency meeting when preliminary results indicated only about one-third of Florida students would have passed this year.

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Islamorada mayor warns of crocodile threat in Florida Keys: "they eat people"

Islamorada mayor warns of crocodile threat in Florida Keys: "they eat people" | Midnight Rambler | Scoop.it

After a large dog was plucked from a Key Largo dock and killed by a crocodile in March, and the arrival of the reptiles in the water off his business, Mayor Michael Reckwerdt no longer feels safe letting his young children swim in the canal. “At what point do we do something about this?” Reckwerdt asked. “You look at areas where they’re plentiful — Australia, the Nile — they eat people.”



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Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (American Masters/PBS)

Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history.

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Hurricane summit recalls monster Andrew

Things were a lot different 20 hurricane seasons ago, when a weak little system named Andrew meandered toward the Bahamas, not getting a whole lot of attention until it morphed overnight into a Category 5 killer, one of the strongest storms on record. South Florida had just two days of high alert to hunker down for what would become one of the costliest natural disasters in United States history, a catastrophe that exposed gaping holes in emergency planning.

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