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Close but no cigar

We keep getting notices of severe storms, and they always seem to skirt past the city at the last minute into South Jersey. Which means I have to go out and water my plants instead of letting the rain do it!

Panhandle Slim… Art for Folk…

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Panhandle Slim…

Banfield, Ashleigh

CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, a legal expert was visibly upset by a tweet by Michael Cohen, a Trump advisor, in which he claims Hillary Clinton murdered a U.S. ambassador. In a segment on CNN’s Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, she brought up a tweet by Trump’s Special Council Michael Cohen, who used the release of the Benghazi… Continue Reading »

2016_06_24 Obama Seattle-1

New Study Shows What Americans Think About Our Racial Divide…And Who Republicans Blame A study released on Monday by the Pew Research Center offers keen – and often disheartening – insight into how Americans perceive race across the country in 2016, where racism is believed to exist and the impact that President Barack Obama has had… Continue Reading »

Yeah, unseemly is one way to put it

There are few things more corrupt than the for-profit education industry, and the corruption is on both sides of the aisle. This may not be illegal, but it’s not exactly kosher, either:

As the Obama administration cracks down on for-profit colleges, three former officials working on behalf of an investment firm run by President Barack Obama’s best friend have staged a behind-the-scenes campaign to get the Education Department to green-light a purchase of the biggest for-profit of them all — the University of Phoenix.

The investors include a private equity firm founded and run by longtime Obama friend Marty Nesbitt and former Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller. The firm, Chicago-based Vistria Group, has mounted a charm offensive on Capitol Hill to talk up the proposed sale of the troubled for-profit education giant, which receives more than $2 billion a year in taxpayer money but is under investigation by three state attorneys general and the FTC.

What stands out about the proposed deal is that several key players are either close to top administration officials, including the president himself, or are former administration insiders — especially Miller, who was part of the effort to more tightly regulate for-profit colleges at the very agency now charged with approving the ownership change. For-profit college officials have likened those rules to a war on the industry, and blame the administration for contributing to their declining enrollments and share prices.

There’s been talk of cutting off the federal money to any of these colleges who don’t meet certain standards, including the acceptance of their degrees in the marketplace. I wonder if it will ever happen.

DONALD TRUMP 2016

Donald Drumpf just gave an economic speech in front of a backdrop perfectly depicting the content of said speech — a pile of mangled garbage. It was a BIG speech. A big, beautiful speech, with words lifted from Bernie Sanders’ stump speech. It had some words about TPP, NAFTA, trade agreements, and Making Things In America… Continue Reading »

Ataturk Airport, once you get past all the red of turkish is actually a colourful place for airlines from the Middle East. EP-MMJ A310 having just pulled onto stand from Tehran

Two suicide bombers are dead following an attack at the airport in Istanbul, according to reports. Reuters: Two suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding many more, Turkish officials and witnesses said. Police fired shots to… Continue Reading »

Nothing good can come from this

Amy Speace:

Heart of mine

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