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Cerabino: Is it fair for West Palm Beach taxpayers to pay...

Cerabino: Is it fair for West Palm Beach taxpayers to pay... | News & Politics | Scoop.it
This has got to be the most expensive pay-per-view TV event in Palm Beach County history.
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Barack Obama Running From Barry Soetoro : NO QUARTER

Barack Obama Running From Barry Soetoro : NO QUARTER | News & Politics | Scoop.it

While Donald Trump pursues the dead end that Barack Obama was born in Kenya (HE WAS NOT), the actual elephant in the room that most of the media and pundits studiously ignore is the fact that Barack Obama was adopted by Lolo Soetoro and, for most of his life as a child and teenager, Barack was commonly known as Barry Soetoro.

 

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And now for some Kumbaya...brought to you by the folks at the Miami Herald

And now for some Kumbaya...brought to you by the folks at the Miami Herald | News & Politics | Scoop.it

The Miami Herald makes American Olympic swim win about race, horrible comments ensue...

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UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer

UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer | News & Politics | Scoop.it
One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.
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U.S. Drones Spotted Over Somalia; Pres. Obama Issues Executive Order

U.S. Drones Spotted Over Somalia; Pres. Obama Issues Executive Order | News & Politics | Scoop.it
Drones believed to belong to the United States have been spotted flying over Somalia in violation of a UN arms embargo, and President Obama has issued an executive order aiming to aid the peace and stability of that nation.
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SEC: For 2nd time in 10 years, Miami officials misled investors over city’s financial health; Marlins Park investigation continues

SEC: For 2nd time in 10 years, Miami officials misled investors over city’s financial health; Marlins Park investigation continues | News & Politics | Scoop.it

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A 2½-year investigation by federal authorities has concluded that the city of Miami misled investors about the city’s financial health as it sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bonds dating back to 2007.

 

A two-page letter sent by the Securities & Exchange Commission and received by the city late Monday said the agency may seek fines or a court order against the city for violating federal laws.

 

The SEC investigation that is wrapping up dates back to 2009, when The Miami Herald found that city financial officials had moved $26.4 million from the capital budget into the general fund. The move gave the appearance of a balanced budget immediately before a bond issue needed to finance improvements to city streets and sidewalks.

 

SEC investigators combed through thousands of budget documents, memos and emails in the 30 months that followed, and Miami shelled out more than $1.4 million defending itself.

 

The SEC last probed Miami’s finances in the late ‘90s. Investigators concluded the city had defrauded bond buyers by glossing over problems with the budget, and forbade city officials from doing so again.

 

Similar allegations were at the center of the latest SEC investigation — and the ongoing probe into the bond issue used to finance the Marlins ballpark. Investigators want to know if investors were misled, and if the elected officials who championed the project were improperly influenced.


The stadium deal has befallen a great deal of scrutiny, partly because the city and county covered 80 percent of the project while the Marlins franchise will likely make most of the profits. At one point, it seemed Miami would have to pay $1.2 million in property taxes for the parking garages at the ballpark — an expense that would have threatened the city’s ability to meet its debt obligation...


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Federal Government's Debt Jumps More Than $1T for 5th Straight Fiscal Year | CNSNews.com

Federal Government's Debt Jumps More Than $1T for 5th Straight Fiscal Year | CNSNews.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it

(CNSNews.com) - By the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the new debt accumulated in this fiscal year by the federal government had already exceeded $1 trillion, making this fiscal year the fifth straight in which the federal government has increased its debt by more than a trillion dollars, according to official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury.

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Fox News Channel Questions Narrative Of ‘Batman’ Massacre

Fox News Channel Questions Narrative Of ‘Batman’ Massacre | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Paul Joseph Watson - Did James Holmes have an accomplice?

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Red-hair Joker: Colorado shooter James Holmes' first court appearance — RT

Red-hair Joker: Colorado shooter James Holmes' first court appearance — RT | News & Politics | Scoop.it
The man accused of killing 12 in a movie theater in Aurora could face the death penalty, a Colorado prosecutor says.
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US wasted up to $8 bln on Iraq reconstruction

US wasted up to $8 bln on Iraq reconstruction | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Billions of taxpayer dollars are vanishing in Iraq as the government fails to properly monitor its spending. The U.S. has wasted an estimated $6 to $8 billion in its reconstruction effort in Iraq, largely due to poor reviews of contractor invoices.

 

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Reps. Ron Paul, Barney Frank join forces to back bipartisan medical marijuana bill - The Hill's Floor Action

Reps. Ron Paul, Barney Frank join forces to back bipartisan medical marijuana bill - The Hill's Floor Action | News & Politics | Scoop.it
A bipartisan group of House members has proposed legislation that would make it easier for people to defend themselves in federal cases for possessing marijuana, if they can show that they are using marijuana for medical purposes in line with...
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Deputies Knock On Wrong Door At 1:30AM At Night, Shoot & Kill Man Who Answers With Gun - informationliberation

Deputies Knock On Wrong Door At 1:30AM At Night, Shoot & Kill Man Who Answers With Gun - informationliberation | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Lake County, Florida sheriff's deputies who failed to identify themselves when knocking on a man's door at 1:30AM at night immediately shot and killed the homeowner after he allegedly opened his door with a gun in hand.

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Heimholtz Centre for Ocean Research Climate Projections Turn Out To Be Entirely Wrong – Not A Dry Summer Since 2003!

Heimholtz Centre for Ocean Research Climate Projections Turn Out To Be Entirely Wrong – Not A Dry Summer Since 2003! | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Now that the inconvenient results of earlier models are coming in, the once esteemed German climate institutes, which we were not allowed to question, are sitting neck-deep in embarrassment. I’ve always said that the activist IPCC scientists, by abandoning the principles of science, had been setting themselves up to become the laughing stocks of future generations. They have not let us down.

 

And so do climate scientists. They think they can forecast 100 years into the future when they couldn’t even get the last 10 years right.

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Neil Armstrong, 1st man to walk on moon, has heart surgery; NASA wishes him speedy recovery

Neil Armstrong, 1st man to walk on moon, has heart surgery; NASA wishes him speedy recovery | News & Politics | Scoop.it
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday.
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Sikh Shooting Ties Into DHS ‘Veterans as Terrorists’ Narrative

Sikh Shooting Ties Into DHS ‘Veterans as Terrorists’ Narrative | News & Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Joseph Watson | Lone gunman identified as US Army vet while reports of multiple shooters ignored.
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Artificial DNA Copies Just Like the Real Thing

Artificial DNA Copies Just Like the Real Thing | News & Politics | Scoop.it
X-ray crystallography images show that natural DNA with artificial pieces reproduce in the same way as the all-natural product.
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Billboard compares president to suspected Colo. gunman

Billboard compares president to suspected Colo. gunman | News & Politics | Scoop.it
The billboard on Franklin Road equates the actions of the president's foreign trade policies to the acts of James Holmes, who is suspected of killing 12 people in the theater shooting.
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Demonoid Faces Prolonged Downtime After DDoS Attack | TorrentFreak

Demonoid Faces Prolonged Downtime After DDoS Attack | TorrentFreak | News & Politics | Scoop.it
A severe DDoS attack has brought down one of the most famous BitTorrent trackers. Demonoid has been inaccessible to its millions of users for more than a day and is expected to remain offline for quite some time.
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Solyndra scandal’s key players pay big bucks to attend Obama fundraiser — RT

Solyndra scandal’s key players pay big bucks to attend Obama fundraiser — RT | News & Politics | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama shook hands with some of his wealthiest supporters Tuesday night at a fundraising shindig in San Francisco. Also on hand, though, was a matter the commander-in-chief just can’t seem to shake: his failed deal with Solyndra.
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Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns - Hit & Run : Reason.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Piers Morgan last night that he doesn't "understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the...
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VA Must Disclose Documents to MK-ULTRA Victims - courthousenews.com

(CN) - Veterans won another court order requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hand over more documents about its Cold War-era drug experiments on thousands of Vietnam veterans.

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Privacy and Security Fanatic: HOPE 9: Whistleblower Binney says the NSA has dossiers on nearly every US citizen

Privacy and Security Fanatic: HOPE 9: Whistleblower Binney says the NSA has dossiers on nearly every US citizen | News & Politics | Scoop.it
At the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference, NSA whistleblower William Binney revealed more about how censorship and monitoring are alive and well in the USA.
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Goldman Sachs developing in-house private bank | The Raw Story

Goldman Sachs developing in-house private bank | The Raw Story | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it is developing its private bank for wealthy clients, particularly in fast-growing countries and in Europe, where it hopes to pick up the slack from struggling local banks.

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The Flatulence Deodorizer is Here to Back Up Your Claim that Your Farts Don't Stink

The Flatulence Deodorizer is Here to Back Up Your Claim that Your Farts Don't Stink | News & Politics | Scoop.it
Sold under the brand name "Flat-D," the Flatulence Deoderizer is a disposable charcoal underpad that's placed against the wearer's buttocks to help eliminate "fear and embarrassment when in public." In other words, if you aren't afraid of...
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Raytheon’s two foot long laser-guided missile could be on small drones within months

Raytheon’s two foot long laser-guided missile could be on small drones within months | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Here’s a disturbing thought: small drones, perpetually flying overhead, not only armed with facial recognition and threat assessment technology but also two foot long laser-guided bombs known as “Small Tactical Munition.”

 

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