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Vice Planning IPO — The Making of a Media Empire?

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

What happens when hipster journalists get rich?

Vice Planning IPO — The Making of a Media Empire?

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12/17/2014 at 7:30pm
There’s only one man in the world who is in journalism to get rich. That man is Shane Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Vice Media, Inc. 20 years in the making, Smith’s growing media empire has amassed him an estimated $400 million fortune, and according to widespread reports earlier this…
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Happy Hanukkah! Here’s Rick Perry Dancing

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

Great Governor, or GREATEST Governor?

Happy Hanukkah! Here’s Rick Perry Dancing

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12/17/2014 at 6:00pm
There are many, many reasons I adore Governor Perry, the least of which is his penchant for engaging in cultural activities. This little gem dates back all the way to the turn of the decade when Governor Perry met with a delegation of Texas Jewish leaders on the first full day of…
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GUILTY: Montana Homeowner Who “Baited” Intruder Convicted

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

Markus Kaarma is convicted of deliberate homicide

GUILTY: Montana Homeowner Who “Baited” Intruder Convicted

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12/17/2014 at 4:16pm
Markus Kaarma, the Montana man tried for deliberate homicide for shooting and killing a German exchange student whom prosecutors say was “baited” into entering the homeowner’s garage has been convicted of that crime, reports WRAL news. The defense narrative of innocence was that Kaarma was in a heightened state of fear, having…
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This is why your Amazon gift purchases arrive so quickly

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

The Merry Tale of Air Cargo Deregulation!

This is why your Amazon gift purchases arrive so quickly

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12/17/2014 at 3:05pm
One of the most difficult challenges to overcome when explaining the dangers of big government and hyperregulation is trying to create a connection between the product or service being regulated, and the average voter paying for it. The USDA regulates our meat, but we don’t see the process; we just pick…
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LA Luxury Apartment Inferno Hits Homeless Hardest

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

Thanks, big government.

LA Luxury Apartment Inferno Hits Homeless Hardest

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12/17/2014 at 1:00pm
Last week, traffic on two Los Angeles freeways came to a halt as fire crews responded to a massive inferno that incinerated a downtown luxury apartment complex under construction. There is currently no cause that has been officially determined by arson investigators. The best lead in this case may be two…
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December Surprise: Obama normalizes relations with Cuba

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

Just as Congress left town, and everyone is focused on Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

December Surprise: Obama normalizes relations with Cuba

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12/17/2014 at 11:32am
Can’t say this was on anyone’s near term radar. The NY Times reports U.S. and Cuba, in Breakthough, Resume Diplomatic Relations: The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor…
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VERDICT WATCH: Montana Homeowner Accused of “Baiting” Intruder

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

Markus Karma, charged with deliberate homicide, faces 10-year-minimum if jury convicts.

VERDICT WATCH: Montana Homeowner Accused of “Baiting” Intruder

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12/17/2014 at 10:00am
News station KPAX in Missoula MT reports that the jury today continues its deliberations on the fate of Markus Kaarma, the man being tried for murder for having shot and killed German college student Diren Dede the night of April 27, 2014. The state argues that Kaarma and his common law wife Janelle Pflager…
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Pushing Keystone XL is Smart Lawmaking

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

GOP Leadership has an ace up its sleeve.

Pushing Keystone XL is Smart Lawmaking

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12/17/2014 at 8:30am
Senate Republicans are going to use their newfound majority advantage to tackle Keystone XL first thing come January, sending a message to Democrats and Washington at large that they’re dealing with a different breed of leadership. Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Majority Whip-elect John Cornyn (R-TX) don’t have an easy job…
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James O’Keefe Interviews the Man Behind #Grubergate

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

A citizen journalist scoops the media on Obamacare.

James O’Keefe Interviews the Man Behind #Grubergate

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12/17/2014 at 7:00am
In case you’re not aware, the damning videos of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, which confirmed the worst fears of every single critic of Obamacare, weren’t uncovered by a journalist. The entire American media complex was scooped by a regular guy who started looking into the way the law was passed after losing…
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Pakistani Taliban kill over 140 schoolchildren and teachers

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

Intentional, not collateral damage

Pakistani Taliban kill over 140 schoolchildren and teachers

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12/16/2014 at 7:43pm
There has been another outrageously evil attack in which Islamist terrorists target children, this time in Pakistan: Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say. Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with all the attackers…
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76-year-old man Tasered by cop over an inspection sticker

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

“He just acted like a pit bull”

76-year-old man Tasered by cop over an inspection sticker

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12/16/2014 at 6:00pm
The incident occurred in Victoria, Texas, a suburb of Houston. A dash camera captured officer Nathaniel Robinson tasering 76-year-old Pete Vasquez. Vasquez was driving a vehicle owned by the car dealership where he works. Officer Robinson pulled him over when he noticed the vehicle’s inspection sticker had expired. When Vasquez exited…
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Court declares executive amnesty unconstitutional

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

Strike 1.

Court declares executive amnesty unconstitutional

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12/16/2014 at 4:47pm
While a small group of Senate Republicans were busy causing procedural chaos over the #CRomnibus, a lower-profile court case bringing a direct challenge to the constitutionality of Obama’s “executive amnesty” was quietly making its way through the federal court system. And guess what—the conservative position won. Although the decision declaring executive amnesty…
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Baltimore City Police Commissioner: Will There Be Marches when “Officers are Shot, Too?”

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

Anthony Batts asks an important question and outrages all the right people.

Baltimore City Police Commissioner: Will There Be Marches when “Officers are Shot, Too?”

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12/16/2014 at 3:00pm
A Baltimore City police officer was shot and seriously wounded at a traffic stop Sunday night. At a press conference outside the hospital as the officer was being treated, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said, “I’m not caught on the irony of the timing of the situation. We’ve had marches…
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The next big police shooting Grand Jury decision … in Houston

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

In echoes of Ferguson shooting, police report unarrmed black man put hands to waistband, charged police officer

The next big police shooting Grand Jury decision … in Houston

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12/16/2014 at 1:10pm
News station KPRC in Houston is reporting through its Click2Houston web site that a Grand Jury is continuing to consider whether to indict in a local case of a off-duty Houston Police Department (HPD) officer Juventino Castro shooting and killing an unarmed black man, 26-year-old Jordan Baker. The Grand Jury began meeting last week, and Castro testified…
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Look out! Here comes the War on…Elves?

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

Those dead eyes are watching you.

Look out! Here comes the War on…Elves?

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12/16/2014 at 12:00pm
Did you know that the elf on your shelf is training your children to accept the inevitability of the surveillance state? Neither did we. Digital technology professor for the University of Ontario’s Institute of Technology Laura Pinto thinks so, and in her new paper “Who’s the Boss,” she discusses the nefarious…
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Jeb Bush “actively exploring” a run at the Presidency

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

Shift back into campaign mode, folks.

Jeb Bush “actively exploring” a run at the Presidency

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12/16/2014 at 10:38am
Jeb Bush broke the right wing internet this morning when he tweeted this: I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States: https://t.co/luY4lCF2cA.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 16, 2014 He also took to Facebook to detail his reasoning and offer an explanation of…
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Creating New Democrats Through Immigration

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

And using your tax dollars to do it.

Creating New Democrats Through Immigration

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12/16/2014 at 8:30am
Obama’s immigration plan has been criticized by many conservatives as nothing more than a plan to create new voters for the Democratic Party. If that’s true, which is likely, what could be worse? How about using taxpayer funds to do it? Daniel Wiser of the Washington Free Beacon reports: Taxpayer-Funded Immigrant Advocacy Group Blasts…
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