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Half Of Americans Think This Whole Facebook Thing Is Just A Passing Fad

Half Of Americans Think This Whole Facebook Thing Is Just A Passing Fad | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Perhaps Facebook isn't here to stay -- at least based on the reactions of half of the country toward the seemingly super pervasive social network. About 50% of Americans think Facebook is just a passing fad, according to a new poll...
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Man's Body Washes Up In South Beach Near 5th Street and Ocean Drive

Man's Body Washes Up In South Beach Near 5th Street and Ocean Drive | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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Seminole snake handler survives poisonous Cobra bite (VIDEO)

Seminole snake handler survives poisonous Cobra bite (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A woman had to be transported to the hospital after a Cobra bit her. The professional snake handler suffered a bite from an Indian Cobra while performing at the Seminole Indian Facility in Hollywood. The woman was transported to the hospital and began to have trouble breathing...

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Florida themed Damn You, Auto Correct! post...

Florida themed Damn You, Auto Correct! post... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

When are you going to Orlando to see Mickey...?


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TSA agents lift Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger out of his wheelchair for 'Full Monty' pat-down

TSA agents lift Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger out of his wheelchair for 'Full Monty' pat-down | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Even a Nobel Peace Prize winner can’t avoid a pat-down...

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University of Miami job cuts could have major impact on research, innovation

University of Miami job cuts could have major impact on research, innovation | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

When Nobel Laureate Andrew Schally arrived in South Florida six years ago, he was greeted with great fanfare and named a distinguished professor of pathology at the University of Miami medical school. Now he says his work is one of the many casualties of the school’s budget slashing...

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CSI: Miami Is Canceled, But Horatio Caine's One-Liners Will Live On Forever...

CSI: Miami Is Canceled, But Horatio Caine's One-Liners Will Live On Forever... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

It's the end of an era. An era of fake South Florida scenery, shlocky one-liners, and lots and lots of dead people, but an era all the same.


After 10 seasons, CBS has canned CSI: Miami. The announcement came Sunday, from a spokesperson who broke the news with a long pause and a dramatic gesture with his sunglasses. (That's how we're choosing to imagine it went down, anyway.)...

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It's the economy, stupid: Florida has highest rate of income gap among swing states

It's the economy, stupid: Florida has highest rate of income gap among swing states | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Florida has the highest rates of wealth disparity among the swing states that will decide November's U.S. presidential election, with a level of 0.471 on the Gini index against a national average of 0.467...


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Ain't It Cool: Get frozen in Carbonite Star Wars-style at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando, Florida

Ain't It Cool: Get frozen in Carbonite Star Wars-style at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando, Florida | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

As part of their Star Wars Weekends this year, starting May 18, Disney's Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando, FL, you have the opportunity to be carbon frozen for the price of $99.95 plus shipping (in addition to your theme park admission)...

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Dog custody battle costs NYC man more than $60,000: He considers animal his "son"

Dog custody battle costs NYC man more than $60,000: He considers animal his "son" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man has spent more than $60,000 in lawyers' fees trying to win custody of his dog after his ex-girlfriend took the pooch to California...

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Best Buy CEO: How to run a company into the ground and get a $6.6 million severance package

Best Buy CEO: How to run a company into the ground and get a $6.6 million severance package | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Best Buy today released the results of a probe into former CEO Brian Dunn’s relationship with a 29-year-old female subordinate, and they are not too flattering...


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Paul Reubens Says New Pee-Wee Movie is Ready to Cast

Paul Reubens Says New Pee-Wee Movie is Ready to Cast | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The first Pee-wee adventure in decades is closer than ever to production, but will Danny Elfman return?

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ACC's New $3.6 Billion Television Deal Still Pales in Comparison to Pac-12's Deal - Forbes

ACC's New $3.6 Billion Television Deal Still Pales in Comparison to Pac-12's Deal - Forbes | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Tobacco Road is smiling as their financial position changed for the better on Thursday.


But their deal still pales in comparison to the Pac-12′s new setup, and likely sets the stage for other conferences such as the SEC and Big 12 to financially surpass them in the near future...

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ESPN '30 for 30' Documentary Series Returns This Fall With rakontur's 'Broke'

ESPN '30 for 30' Documentary Series Returns This Fall With rakontur's 'Broke' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The series will return this fall and span two years, becoming integrated with Grantland.com, the network's sports-culture journalism Web site run by Bill Simmons...
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'The U' ESPN 30 for 30 Opening Credits featuring Uncle Luke

The opening credits for rakontur's "The U," a part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series...

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Watch the Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Reenacted by Kids (VIDEO)

Watch the Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Reenacted by Kids (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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Richard Nixon opines on gays, dope, immorality and Archie Bunker (VIDEO): "Sure, Aristotle was a homo, we all know that"

"Dope? Do you think the Russians allow dope? Hell no. Not if they can allow, not if they can catch it, they send them up."

 

"You see, homosexuality, dope, immorality in general: These are the enemies of strong societies. That's why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing the stuff, they're trying to destroy us."


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Miami-Dade Fire Captain Demoted For Controversial Trayvon Martin Facebook Comments

Miami-Dade Fire Captain Demoted For Controversial Trayvon Martin Facebook Comments | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A Miami-Dade fire captain, under fire for his controversial Facebook comments in the Trayvon Martin case has been demoted...

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Former Hurricanes QB Jacory Harris More Than Happy At Philadelphia Eagles (VIDEO)

Former Hurricanes QB Jacory Harris More Than Happy At Philadelphia Eagles (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Undrafted quarterback Jacory Harris was more than happy when he got the phone call to come to Philadelphia, and is thoroughly enjoying his time learning from coaches on the Eagles staff...

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Former CIA Official To 60 Minutes: Clinton White House Failed To Approve Bin Laden Kill (VIDEO)

Former CIA Official To 60 Minutes: Clinton White House Failed To Approve Bin Laden Kill (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
The struggle to catch Osama Bin Laden has been a long time coming for many CIA counter-terror agents, and on 60 Minutes last night, one former official explained to Lara Logan the frustrating process of targeting and finding Bin Laden ...
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Nearly 40% of New York's 911 Emergency Calls Are 'Butt Dials'

Nearly 40% of New York's 911 Emergency Calls Are 'Butt Dials' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The city's 911 system fielded nearly four million accidental calls in 2010, which exceeded the number of times officers were dispatched to real emergencies, a consultant's report commissioned by the...

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Fiscal responsibility: Florida city Weston has a population of 65,000 people and just 9 employees

Fiscal responsibility: Florida city Weston has a population of 65,000 people and just 9 employees | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A Florida town almost as big as Evanston gets by with just nine city employees -- because it's contracted out all its city services.


Governing magazine today reports that Weston, Fla., population 65,000, manages to provide all those services for just $121 million a year. That compares to a 2012 budget of $216 million to provide city services to the nearly 75,000 residents of Evanston. 


Weston, described as an affluent communtiy 25 miles northwest of Miami, also has the lowest property tax rate in Broward County, at $2 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Evanston's comparable rate is $13.64...

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Federal legislation prohibiting employers from getting employee social media passwords introduced

Federal legislation prohibiting employers from getting employee social media passwords introduced | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Advances in technology often outpace the law -- and the law has to rush to catch up. A current example can be seen in how some uses of Facebook and other social media are outrunning the law of privacy. In recent weeks, however, news reports have described instances around the country where employers have requested the Facebook passwords of job applicants as part of their hiring process...

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‘THE AVENGERS’ first movie in history to break $100 million in 2nd weekend, will soon cross $1 billion worldwide

‘THE AVENGERS’ first movie in history to break $100 million in 2nd weekend, will soon cross $1 billion worldwide | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

North American grosses came in exactly as expected. Marvel’s The Avengers from Disney broke $100M in its second weekend for the first time in movie history (beating Avatar‘s 75M). Saturday’s number is about $43.1M after Friday’s was $29.1M for an estimated weekend total of $103.2M with Sunday’s expected $30.9M. That’s down only 50% from its massive opening a week ago. The projected domestic cume now is $373.2M for its first 10 days of release. The international figure is $628.9M after adding $95.4M from overseas this weekend playing in almost every movie territory. Disney says Avengers will cross $1.002B worldwide Sunday. Yowza! That makes Avengers #11 on the all-time money making list, past The Dark Knight (not adjusted for premium ticket prices or inflation). And it should shoot up to #5 very quickly. It will be the first Marvel film and fifth Disney release to reach $1B...

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allCanes Original: 'I Stand With Vilma' T-Shirt

allCanes Original: 'I Stand With Vilma' T-Shirt | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

We're backing our legendary linebacker and not the NFL on this one, Cane fans. Represent the great Jon Vilma while letting Roger Goodell and the No Fun League which side of the fence you're on, courtesy of this new tee designed by our friend Cary Bell. Go Canes. Go Vilma. U Fam for life!

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