* NewsRegurgitator.com *
WHAT IS NEWS?
“Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge”
“I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.”
“Nothing in fine print
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx
DID YOU KNOW: when Target ends the price on a clearance item with an ’8″ ($19.98 as opposed to $19.99) it means that that the merch is likely to be marked down further.
An Apple subsidiary made $30 billion from 2009 to ’12 but paid no income tax. Of course not! You can pick up the slack, right? You reading this, that will that be okay, right?
Political Garbage Chute: You are ruining my country. Not because you have a difference of opinion, but rather because you took that difference and fashioned it into a spear. And with that spear in hand, you have been thrusting your lies and propaganda into the government, creating wound after wound. Benghazi’s true scandal is that you lot cut funding for embassy security and now have the balls to imply the Obama administration is at fault. We all know what these crusades are really about.
LIARS AND HYPOCRITES
Richard (RJ) Eskow: "Apparently leaks which keep the public informed require "very aggressive action" -- but crimes which shatter the economy, leaving millions without homes and millions more without jobs aren't worth lifting a finger to investigate."
Nearly 47 million people rely on food stamps, almost 70% higher since the 2008 financial collapse.
Tom Coburn (R-OK), James Inhofe (R-OK) and Jim Bridenstein (R-OK)
Duke Energy turned off the power to a disabled veteran and her family, even after a veteran's advocacy group mailed the full payment. Then Duke lied about why they did it, claiming they won't cut off service unless there are 90 days of without any payment. I'm a Duke customer and, though I haven't had my power cut off, they will set a cut-off date after only 60 days late. And if you made partial but not whole payment during that 60 days? Cut off. Why are you lying Duke Energy? Why are you so unpatriotic?
Pat Robertson's advice to a woman who's husband was cheating: “Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man. O.K. Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat? Is he handsome?”
A San Francisco restaurant called Bacon Bacon has been force to close... the smell of bacon was too much for the neighbors.
a 10-year old boy in Washington State has been convicted of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, juvenile firearm possession and witness tampering in a foiled plot to rape and kill a classmate. And 11-year old accomplice was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, possession of a dangerous weapon in the form of a knife at school and tampering with a witness. Who knew kids were so industrious these days...
The Justice Department is accusing Apple led a price fixing scheme related to ebook sales. The other 5 publishing houses involved settled but Amazon wants a trial.
Edward Furlong continues his long sad slide, he was arrested Friday for violating a protective order filed by an ex-girlfriend, this was after a domestic violence incident in January. The Terminator 2: Judgment Day" actor, found hiding on a property near his ex's, is being held on $100,000 bond. What a shame, poor kid.
Read why the Avengers sequel may be a more difficult movie to make than you think.
Here's two seasons of Chef Ramsay yelling at his poor hapless contestants on Hell's Kitchen. Brutal! Of course, they purposely cast folks who are in way over their heads. Same with Top Chef, I have a friend who was selected for that show, flown out to Texas, but was not seen on camera. She had to sit out the entire filming period in her hotel room. The reason was probably, and I can say this because I know her, she would have been serious about it and unlikely to put up with much bullshit.
THE POT WASHER HAS A DOORBELL
I love this story about the Bouzaglos, owners of Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro in Scottsdale, AZ, an eatery Chef Ramsay that committed career suicide on 'Kitchen Nightmares' last Friday. They had a subsequent public meltdown on Facebook (you can watch the episode at that link, watch how not to run a business!)
Suicide is the #1 cause of death by gunshot in America, 19,000 every year.
To compete with Spotify Google will be launching a streaming music service soon.
Wealthy Manhattan families are hiring handicapped guides so they can cut in line at Disney World. Classy!
Will Smith and his wife are allowing their 15 year old son Jaden Smith to be emancipated, and no longer under their parental control.
THE OBVIOUS IS STARING YOU IN THE FACE
Want to know why the economy is upside down? In 20 year's time US corporate profits have quadrupled while their taxes have dropped by 50% - while worker's payroll tax has doubled.
45% of teens are texting while driving, probably because they have so much experience behind the wheel they don't need to focus on the road - or the pedestrian - ahead.
Public Policy Polling found that 41% of Republicans believe the alleged Benghazi cover up is the biggest scandal in American history. That allows us to pinpoint what percentage of Republicans are completely brainwashed by their media. Good to know.
February, 2011: "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged from a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sharply critical of proposed Republican cuts to the State Department budget, warning they “will be detrimental to America’s national security."'
Lowering the blood alcohol concentration from .08 to .05? Terrible idea, .08 isn't that intoxicated at all for many but then I know people who can hold their liquor. If lawmakers pass this, citizens should report them every time one of them gets into a car after a fundraiser. I guess they figure they'll never be held accountable for their actions, they never are, so what if sober people go to jail for driving while impaired. That said, there are individuals (I'm told) that can't handle any amount of alcohol. Here's the rational being given - that if a 180 pound man drinks 3 beers in an hour he'll blow just over .05. 3 beers in an hour is a lot, no one is sober after that, so it sounds perfectly reasonable. I don't want someone like that behind the wheel. But the last time they tightened the law the experts claimed 2 beers in an hour would blow just under .08. Which is it? I'm calling bullshit.
This is a first look at ABC's S.H.I.E.L.D., so far I'm not impressed.
Billy Ingram provides a
hilarious glimpse into
"The Medium Is The Message."
"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising."
“Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization”
DID YOU KNOW: Since 1980 the top tenth of the top 1 percent was taking in 3.4 percent of the nation's income. By 2007 they scooped up over 12 percent of the USA's income. Their average incomes, adjusted for inflation, had risen from $1.4 million to $7.4 million during that period.