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Fascinating (and frightening) to witness democracia at work at yesterday's Miami Beach City Commission meeting

Fascinating (and frightening) to witness democracia at work at yesterday's Miami Beach City Commission meeting | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

I showed up at the Miami Beach City Commission meeting Wednesday afternoon expecting something resembling an MMA Extreme Fight Night Cage Match.


Instead, I got Sesame Street...

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Bones Found Behind Miami Beach Water Treatment Plant

Bones Found Behind Miami Beach Water Treatment Plant | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
An odd discovery of a skull and some other bones behind a Miami Beach water treatment plant has led to police investigation. Detectives turned them over to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office to determine if they are human...
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Mitt Romney's Miami Fundraiser Is at Star Island Mansion of Man Who Makes "Plan B" Pill

Mitt Romney's Miami Fundraiser Is at Star Island Mansion of Man Who Makes "Plan B" Pill | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Well, we told you yesterday that Romney is coming to Miami Beach next week for a $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the Star Island mega-mansion of Philip and Patricia Frost. Philip Frost just happens to be the chairman of the Board of Directors of Teva Pharmaceuticals, which -- what do you know? -- makes Plan B...

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Gawker: 'Barack Obama's Bullsh*t Gay Marriage Announcement...'

Gawker: 'Barack Obama's Bullsh*t Gay Marriage Announcement...' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"The president said he thought this was a state-by-state issue." Well, before Roe v. Wade, abortion was a state-by-state issue, too. So was slavery. There are 44 states in which gay men and women are currently barred from marrying one another. Obama's position is that, while he would have voted the other way, those 42 states are perfectly within their rights to arbitrarily restrict the access of certain individuals to marriage rights based solely on their sexual orientation...

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REPORT: TSA would have missed new al Qaeda underwear plot thwarted by CIA...

REPORT: TSA would have missed new al Qaeda underwear plot thwarted by CIA... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

He could have breezed through security at any airport. One top law-enforcement official insisted, "They would not have gotten him..."

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Square Grouper: 600 Pounds of Pot and Hash Intercepted From Boat Off Coast of Miami...

Square Grouper: 600 Pounds of Pot and Hash Intercepted From Boat Off Coast of Miami... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A 15-foot boat carrying roughly 600 pounds of marijuana and hashish was oh so close to smuggling the product into Miami on Sunday...

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Video: President Obama Says "Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal..."

Video: President Obama Says "Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal..." | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

President says his position on marriage has evolved...

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Tim Burton's 1989 BATMAN on the big screen & the real Batmobile from the film live in Miami this Saturday

Tim Burton's 1989 BATMAN on the big screen & the real Batmobile from the film live in Miami this Saturday | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

See the original Batmobile used in the film from 7pm to 11pm at O Cinema courtesy of our friends at the Dezer Collection & Museum!

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Chappelle Show Creator Gives Grieving MCA Fans A Treat, Viacom Gives Them The Finger...

Chappelle Show Creator Gives Grieving MCA Fans A Treat, Viacom Gives Them The Finger... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

In Viacom's continuing efforts to make itself look pretty clueless and unsympathetic, it has decided to issue a takedown over a previously unseen clip of the Beastie Boys performing on The Chappelle Show, which was uploaded to YouTube ...

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Federal Inmate Keith Judd Receiving Sizable Percent of Vote in West Virginia Democratic Primary

Federal Inmate Keith Judd Receiving Sizable Percent of Vote in West Virginia Democratic Primary | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Judd, who is serving out a 17 1/2 year sentence for extortion, currently has received 40% of the vote, with 83% of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Obama currently has received 60% of the vote...

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Watch today's colorful, controversial City of Miami Beach Commission Meeting streaming live...

Watch today's colorful, controversial City of Miami Beach Commission Meeting streaming live... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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To understand City of Miami Beach politics, read Commissioner Ed Tobin's letter to City Manager Jorge Gonzalez...

To understand City of Miami Beach politics, read Commissioner Ed Tobin's letter to City Manager Jorge Gonzalez... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

This afternoon, Gonzalez tendered his resignation (embedded below). He promised the commissioners he'd have his desk cleaned out by this time next year. That didn't go well, either.


Commissioner Ed "Mad Dog" Tobin responded to Gonzalez in an email with the subject line, "Sneaky till the end." (Tobin's email is embedded below Gonzalez's resignation letter)...

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Forbes: The 4 Most Common Student Loan Problems And How To Fix Them

Forbes: The 4 Most Common Student Loan Problems And How To Fix Them | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Whether you have more or less than average, you should know that there are programs and opportunities to help you manage your student loan debt and become debt free.
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Only in Miami: Injured Gator Put Down After Snarling Traffic On Bird Road

Only in Miami: Injured Gator Put Down After Snarling Traffic On Bird Road | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Only in South Florida. Miami-Dade police were forced to close one lane of Bird Road near SW 144th Avenue in the southwestern part of the county after an injured alligator wandered into an eastbound lane and simply couldn’t move any...
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This is why we're broke: City of Miami Beach Manager Jorge Gonzalez will get taxpayer financed $150,000 pension every year for the rest of his life

This is why we're broke: City of Miami Beach Manager Jorge Gonzalez will get taxpayer financed $150,000 pension every year for the rest of his life | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

He’s got one year of severance and a significant pension that he’ll be able to collect relatively soon. He gets $150,000 a year for life. He’ll walk away with about $300,000 in a year of severance in addition to some other health benefits. I think it’s time, I think the city is a great city but I think we need to move on...

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Great music for a rainy day in South Florida: 'Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja' Original Soundtrack

Preview songs from Square Grouper (Original Score) by Various Artists on the iTunes Store. Preview, buy, and download Square Grouper (Original Score) for $9.99.
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Vidal Sassoon, Famed Stylist, Dies at 84

Vidal Sassoon, Famed Stylist, Dies at 84 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Famed British hair stylist Vidal Sassoon died of apparent natural causes at age 84, at his home in Bel Air...

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CBS Miami Mystery: Murder In The Keys (VIDEO)

CBS Miami Mystery: Murder In The Keys (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

'Murder in The Florida Keys' mystery investigated by Jim DeFede tonight during the 11pm news (11:14ish) on CBS 4 Miami...

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Via Dave @Weekley on twitter: "Extended ESPN/ACC deal; 15 yrs/$3.6B; $17M annually per school, up from $4.1M"

Extended ESPN/ACC deal; 15 yrs/$3.6B; $17M annually per school, up from $4.1M. This throws a wet blanket on Clemson/FSU to Big 12 rumors.
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Extended ESPN/ACC deal; 15 yrs/$3.6B; $17M annually per school, up from $4.1M.
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs: College students think it's more unethical for athletes to take steroids than for students to take Adderall

Performance-Enhancing Drugs: College students think it's more unethical for athletes to take steroids than for students to take Adderall | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

About 1,200 male students, all in their freshman year at Penn State University were presented with two scenarios: one in which an athlete takes anabolic steroids to improve his performance at a track meet and one in which a student takes a prescription stimulant like Adderall to improve his performance on a test. The results show that the surveyed students think that using athletes using steroids is less ethically sound than taking a stimulant to do better in school...

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Music business 2012: On Amazon, you can buy the DARK SHADOWS soundtrack CD for $9.99 or download MP3 for $10.99?

Music business 2012: On Amazon, you can buy the DARK SHADOWS soundtrack CD for $9.99 or download MP3 for $10.99? | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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Florida Investigating Potential Non-Citizen Voters -- 2,000 in Miami-Dade County Alone (VIDEO)

Florida Investigating Potential Non-Citizen Voters -- 2,000 in Miami-Dade County Alone (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

In a new crackdown, Florida officials are investigating the citizenship of thousands of registered voters. CBS4 News has learned 2,000 of those potential non-citizen voters are registered in Miami-Dade County. At least one person on the list has had the opportunity to vote for the past 40 years...

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University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 2012 Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament in Islamorada, Florida June 29th-30th

University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 2012 Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament in Islamorada, Florida June 29th-30th | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

This year, the 2nd year of the tournament, will begin at UM Hall of Famer Gary Dunn’s place called “The Ocean View Pub & Inn” in Islamorada on Friday night June 29th where the Captains’ Meeting will kick off the tournament...

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