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Key Biscayne police officer shot on Florida Turnpike thought: "I’m going to die..."

Key Biscayne police officer shot on Florida Turnpike thought: "I’m going to die..." | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The day she was shot in the jaw during a rampage on Florida’s Turnpike, Key Biscayne Officer Nelia Real thought she was a dead woman...

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A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding ...
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Death of Big-Box Stores: (When) Will Best Buy, Radio Shack Close?

Death of Big-Box Stores: (When) Will Best Buy, Radio Shack Close? | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Best Buy released its first-quarter 2012 earnings this week, and though the numbers beat Wall Street expectations, net income took a tumble — falling 25%, compared with last year...
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Man arrested for streaking during Heat game after rapper Rick Ross publicly offers $10k

Man arrested for streaking during Heat game after rapper Rick Ross publicly offers $10k | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
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FBI: New Jersey mayor arrested for allegedly hacking website tied to recall effort

FBI: New Jersey mayor arrested for allegedly hacking website tied to recall effort | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A New Jersey mayor and his son were arrested Thursday by the FBI for allegedly hacking into an email account and website tied to a recall effort — and then intimidating those associated with the site...

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Senate Democrats fighting for "Paycheck Fairness Act" pay their own female staffers less than their male counterparts

Senate Democrats fighting for "Paycheck Fairness Act" pay their own female staffers less than their male counterparts | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals...

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Slick Willy: Bill Clinton smiles for the camera — flanked by porn stars [PHOTO]

Slick Willy: Bill Clinton smiles for the camera — flanked by porn stars [PHOTO] | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Bill Clinton sure knows how to have a good time, as evidenced by a photo taken Wednesday at Monte Carlo’s “Nights in Monaco” event. On the left we have Tasha Reign, whose credits include “Baby Got Boobs 8″ and “Farm Girls Gone Bad.” On the right is “best new starlet” award winner Brooklyn Lee, who also won the Adult Video News award for “most outrageous sex scene” for her work in “Mission Asspossible.”

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Will the Miami Heat struggle without Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh?

Will the Miami Heat struggle without Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh? | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
After a Game 5 that saw a few vicious flagrant fouls, the NBA has suspended Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem for Game 6 of the team's best-of-seven series against the Indiana Pacers , and he will be sorely missed...
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RIAA Sues Defunct Music Downloading Service ‘LimeWire’ For $72 Trillion

RIAA Sues Defunct Music Downloading Service ‘LimeWire’ For $72 Trillion | The Billy Pulpit | 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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Uncle Luke's Got Some Memorial Day Weekend Advice: Stay Outta Miami Beach!

Uncle Luke's Got Some Memorial Day Weekend Advice: Stay Outta Miami Beach! | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"This is a public service announcement to all the African American visitors coming to Miami Beach for Memorial Day weekend. There are a few things you need to know when you cross over the causeways to party in the city that doesn't really want you there, but wants to take your money. Here are the new rules you will have to abide by unless you want your black ass to end up in Dade County Jail..."

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Memorial Day Police Shooting Victims Are Suing Miami Beach

Memorial Day Police Shooting Victims Are Suing Miami Beach | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Remember last Memorial Day weekend on South Beach? Yes, that was the one when Miami Beach cops unloaded more than a hundred rounds into the car of Raymond Herisse, a Palm Beach resident police say tried to run them over on Collins Avenue. Not all those bullets hit Herisse, though.

 

At least five innocent bystanders were hit in the melee. A year later, they've still gotten no answers from Miami Beach about what happened or who's to blame. So just before this weekend's parties get started, the group has filed a pair of lawsuits against the city for negligence and "reckless disregard for human life..."

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Bill Murray: "Facebook makes you hate people you already know. Twitter makes you love people you've never met."

Facebook makes you hate people you already know. Twitter makes you love people you've never met.
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Via @bill_murry on twitter: "Facebook makes you hate people you already know. Twitter makes you love people you've never met."

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Charlie Sheen may have been the buyer of Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl ring

Charlie Sheen may have been the buyer of Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl ring | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV ring sold for $230,401 last week, and it may have been purchased by someone whose fame (and drug-fueled personal escapades) exceed L.T.'s...

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Senate committee votes to help TSA spend more money: $8 billion just isn't enough...

Senate committee votes to help TSA spend more money: $8 billion just isn't enough... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Apparently, $8 billion a year isn’t enough for the TSA. They’ve run into a budget shortfall.

 

Our noble Congress, whose members, as we were told on Capitol Hill yesterday, are hearing relentlessly from their constituents about TSA abuse, rather than rein in this agency, are expanding it. They just voted to cover the TSA’s budget shortfall — with higher fees. Your tax dollars — and then some — at work...

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University of Miami committed to ACC, athletic director says

University of Miami committed to ACC, athletic director says | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Miami is reaffirming its commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference, debunking speculation that the Hurricanes may be considering a jump to the Big 12 or elsewhere...
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At noon I'm live with a South Florida radio legend on The Jorge Rodriguez Show

At noon I'm live with a South Florida radio legend on The Jorge Rodriguez Show | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
You can listen (and watch) live at http://sofloradio.com/
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Knicks J.R. Smith Arrested On South Beach

Knicks J.R. Smith Arrested On South Beach | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
New York Knicks player J.R. Smith was arrested in Miami Beach late Thursday night. Miami Beach police said Smith was arrested on a bench warrant for not having a valid driver’s license...
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After Wall-To-Wall Coverage For Two Months, MSNBC Primetime Makes Zero Mentions Of Trayvon Martin Case After Pro-Zimmerman Evidence Surfaces

After Wall-To-Wall Coverage For Two Months, MSNBC Primetime Makes Zero Mentions Of Trayvon Martin Case After Pro-Zimmerman Evidence Surfaces | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

In March and April, MSNBC’s primetime hosts ran with nearly wall-to-wall coverage of the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. They regularly suggested that the lack of national interest in the case was worthy of outrage. Last week, when an avalanche of new evidence favorable to George Zimmerman came to light, MSNBC’s primetime lineup didn’t just bury the story, they didn’t mention Martin or Zimmerman once the week that news broke according to media monitoring service TV Eyes...

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Sign of the times: Pink Slips at Sesame Street

Sign of the times: Pink Slips at Sesame Street | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

EXCLUSIVE: About a dozen people were laid off today at the Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street. In 2009, Sesame Workshop laid off over 60 of its then 355 employees as the company was hit hard by a fall-off in donations and licensing revenue from the bad economy...

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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: NBA ignoring aggressive fouls against LeBron and D Wade

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: NBA ignoring aggressive fouls against LeBron and D Wade | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

At the morning shootarounds, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra accused the Pacers of more than a dozen hits to the face of Miami's players — "Some of the tomahawk variety" — in the nine games between them this season. "The league doesn't have a problem with hard fouls to our two main guys (LeBron James and Dwyane Wade). … Some have drawn blood. They don't have a problem with it, so we don't have a problem with it," Spoelstra said...

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Our tax dollars at work: Congress Proposes Giving Another $10 Million To ICE To Censor More Websites For Hollywood

Our tax dollars at work: Congress Proposes Giving Another $10 Million To ICE To Censor More Websites For Hollywood | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how much of your tax dollars are going to the federal government censoring music blogs based on no real evidence, but just the say so of the RIAA and MPAA?
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First Steve Jobs, then the TV remote control inventor now RIP "Mr.Oreo": Man Who Invented Oreo Filling Dies At 76

First Steve Jobs, then the TV remote control inventor now RIP "Mr.Oreo": Man Who Invented Oreo Filling Dies At 76 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Heaven just got a little more stuf. Sam J. Porcello, the food scientist credited with inventing the Oreo cookie's creamy, pasty, stick-together filling, died last week at age 76...

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Penn Jillette: "Voting For Lesser Of Two Evils Always Leads To More Evil..." (VIDEO)

Penn Jillette: "Voting For Lesser Of Two Evils Always Leads To More Evil..." (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"I believe that voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory will always leads to more evil. If you actually believe that Romney is a fabulous candidate, then you should vote for him, I don’t. Most of the stuff I disagree with Obama on I also disagree with Romney on," Penn Jillette told Sean Hannity last night...

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Miami New Times: 'How Do You Know If You're a Real Miamian?' Take this test and find out...

Miami New Times: 'How Do You Know If You're a Real Miamian?' Take this test and find out... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Ever notice how New Yorkers have such strong opinions about what makes a person a "real" New Yorker? (The answer: you have strong opinions about what makes one a real New Yorker.) The phrase "Real New Yorker" has 802,000 Google results. The phrase "Real Miamian" nets just 347 results.

 

We're a transient, melting pot of a city, sure, and it's hard to define our people, but we thought we'd try to establish some basic requirements for 305 realness. Take our test to find out if you're a "real Miamian." Don't take it too seriously though. No real Miamian would...

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Former HS Football Star Brian Banks Spent 6 Years in Prison for Rape He Didn’t Commit

Former HS Football Star Brian Banks Spent 6 Years in Prison for Rape He Didn’t Commit | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Victim" Wanetta Gibson lied and feared she would have to return a $1.5 million payment from a civil suit brought by her mother against Long Beach schools...

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