Archive for April, 2016

April 30th, 2016 - 11:31 pm § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: More bad news

Apple’s terrible week just got worse. Carl Icahn, one of its biggest cheerleaders, has dumped the iPhone maker’s stock. Icahn told CNBC Thursday that he has sold his huge position in Apple (AAPL, Tech30) largely due to concerns about company’s ability to navigate the treacherous Ch[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 9:36 pm § in Misc.

The myth of guns for self-defense

A new study debunks the NRA’s argument that Americans depend on guns for self-defense: “In 2012, across the nation there were only 259 justifiable homicides involving a private citizen using a firearm reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Progr[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 9:04 pm § in Uncategorized

Trump poses with ex-felon

  This photo was taken April 17 at a New York Veteran Police Association event. But the smiling dude with Trump isn’t a retired cop, he’s a violent ex-felon. CNN identified him as Dale Javino, 55, who served federal prison time for threatening to throw a Molotov cocktail into the ho[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 12:39 pm § in Misc.

Nader Wants Bernie to Keep On Running

“But why should Bernie Sanders drop out? There could be a scandal with Hillary Clinton. Those transcripts and closed door meetings with the big bankers and other corporations could be released,” “He made a good point, Bernie, when he said he wants to go all the way to the conventio[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 11:45 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq falling?


April 30th, 2016 - 10:54 am § in Politics

The GOP is losing young voters

The Harvard Youth Poll, like many other polls, reveals a startling fact: America’s under-30 voters are turning their backs on the Republican Party. How bad has it gotten? This much: “Clinton has 61% of young voters and Trump 25%, with 14% of likely young voters unsure.” Wow. Read s[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 10:35 am § in Misc.

Astronomers Discover Ninth Planet: President Romney Proposes Mission

Two Caltech astronomers, Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin, were studying the strange orbits of some ice bound objects, oversized hailstones that are part of the  dim and dusty Kuiper Belt of trash that includes Pluto.  Pluto, the orb that tuned out to be to small to deserve the lofty title  o[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 10:23 am § in Politics

If you want to vote, don’t move to Kansas

The ACLU says only a third of new voter registrations in Kansas are being approved. The rest are stymied by the state’s stiff proof-of-citizenship rules. So if you’re thinking of moving to Kansas for a job or to start a business, don’t plan on voting in the upcoming presidential e[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 9:27 am § in Uncategorized

Okla. jury convicts pay-to-play cop of killing unarmed black suspect

A millionaire insurance executive who provided equipment and fancy vacations to the Tulsa sheriff’s department in return for “reserve deputy” status, falsified training records, and being allowed to go on patrol with real officers was convicted of manslaughter by an all-white jury [...]

April 30th, 2016 - 9:19 am § in Schools & Colleges

What do BYU and Pakistan have in common?

They uphold their religion by punishing women for being raped. (Read story here.) “This will teach you!”[...]