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Fmr. McDonald’s USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour | Fox Business

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.3 million people earned the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour with about 1.7 million having wages below the federal minimum in 2014. These three million workers... Read More
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Irish hearts and minds: an unlikely frontline of EU referendum battle

Yet among those gathering on Sunday at the home of London’s Gaelic Athletic Association scene, remain campaigners were hard at work, seeking to tap into what they see as a potentially key “bloc” of support... Read More
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2016 Election Soap Opera

by Carl Matthes With the use of Tabloid Twitter, Donald goes after everyone. He Twitters and cable jumps. Journalism at its 140-character best. If The Donald could burp and belch in Morse Code, too much... Read More
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Brexit ‘dummies’ blamed for anti-German motorway poster | Politics | The Guardian

The billboard-size posters on grass banks overlooking the east and westbound carriageways of the M40, between the M25 and High Wycombe, include the official Vote Leave website address.   Vote Leave campaign director Dominic Cummings... Read More
Enjoy eating Pringles? You won’t believe the process each one goes through!

Enjoy eating Pringles? You won’t believe the process each one goes through!

Why we love engineers. Someone had to think up and solve how to do this!
You’re having a bad day when even a hot dog vendor won’t talk to a Fox and Friends ‘reporter’

You’re having a bad day when even a hot dog vendor won’t talk to a Fox and Friends ‘reporter’

Kudos to the hot dog selling guy for having enough class to walk away from this clown.

Louie Gohmert freaks out: NASA wouldn’t send Matt Damon to space if he were gay! In Gohmert’s mind, lawmakers were being forced to decide “whether humanity would go forward or not” in the event we had a “Deep Impact” scenario with an asteroid heading toward earth or even “Interstellar” where we’re... Read More
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‘Hillary Is Worse’ a Facile Defense for Reluctant Trump Backers

From her work as a young lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate, Hillary should have learned the Nixon-era adage: “It’s not the crime, but the cover-up.”   Instead her career has been marred... Read More
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Focus on the Fundamentals

This is both the most obvious and least appreciated factor in this contest. Compared to the general voting population, the GOP electorate is overwhelmingly white (90 percent) and disproportionately male. The Democratic electorate is more... Read More
london real estate

Revealed: 9% rise in London properties owned by offshore firms

An analysis of Land Registry data shows that entire developments from the East End to Knightsbridge have been sold to anonymous owners shielded by companies in tax havens including Panama, Liechtenstein and the British Virgin... Read More
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Congressman to Red Cross: ‘How Do You Get Lost Going to a Disaster Area?’

Rep. Bennie Thompson wants answers about the Red Cross’ performance. by Sarah Smith ProPublica This story was co-published with the Clarion-Ledger. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the ranking member of the congressional committee that oversees the... Read More
hiroshima memorial

Barack Obama says memory of Hiroshima ‘must never fade’

In a scene many survivors of the US bombing believed they would never live to see, Obama laid flowers at a memorial to the dead before paying tribute to the people of Hiroshima and calling... Read More
rep rick allen

Congressmen walk out of meeting after anti-Gay Republican interrogates them about religious beliefs

The report surfaced shortly after House GOP members scuttled an energy spending bill after Democrats added an amendment prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexuality, a clause House Rules... Read More

Utah dad beaten up by man for taking his 5-year-old daughter into Walmart men’s room

Christopher Adams said his 7-year-old son, Kyler, and 5-year-old daughter, Emery, both had to use the restroom Sunday when their family went shopping at the Clinton store for blinds and storage bins, so he took... Read More
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Ooops… Sen. Orrin Hatch reacts to meeting with Merrick Garland before it occurs

But when the meeting does happen, don’t expect Garland to succeed in convincing Hatch to support his nomination, because Hatch has already declared that it won’t.   “Like many of my Senate colleagues, I recently met with... Read More
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British navy ship poised to be sent to Libya on anti-smuggling mission

The government said a formal request for help was expected to be issued by the Libyan authorities within days, as the country grapples to cope with the chaos unfolding on its shores.   The new... Read More

Arizona sheriff wants you to take a gun hiking over Memorial Day weekend so you can shoot Mexicans

According to the sheriff’s office, Mexican cartels are sending out assassins aka “sicarios,” so they can kill rival cartel “rip crews” who often ambush the cartel’s drug runners and steal money and the drugs, according... Read More
al baghdadi

Inside the hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi | World news | The Guardian

Several miles further south, some of Isis’s most senior leaders regularly gather in the grey concrete villages of the terror group’s northern vanguard, which for more than a decade had been the safest corners of... Read More
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Advice for Divided Democrats

by Robert Reich With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have suggestions for both Clinton and Sanders supporters that neither will like. First, my advice to Clinton supporters: Don’t try to drum... Read More
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Brexit would pose ‘serious risk’ to global growth, say G7 leaders

The G7 warning was included in a 32-page declaration, in the section that talks about non-economic threats, and also includes concerns over geopolitical conflicts, terrorism and the refugee crisis.   It said: “A UK exit... Read More
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Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed. – The Washington Post

“There are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder,” Trump said in response to a question about Vince’s death.   Trump was canny enough to hedge —... Read More

WATCH: Trump spokesperson hilariously crashes and burns — again — on CNN When pressed on how she could possibly not know the intentions of the candidate whom she represents, she replied that “only Mr. Trump speaks for Mr. Trump,” which seems to suggest that having her... Read More

After Intense Scrutiny, Trump Finally Gives Veterans The Money He Promised | ThinkProgress

Much of the money I have raised for our veterans has already been distributed, with the rest to go shortly to various other veteran groups. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2016   Amazingly,... Read More

Netflix and Amazon must guarantee 20% of content is European | Media | The Guardian

European regulators are introducing the new rules to make the new wave of digital on-demand and streaming services adhere to the same, or similar, commitments that traditional TV broadcasters are forced to follow in #Europe.... Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Trump Onslaught Looks Like It’s Just Warming Up | Mother Jones

“Let’s face it: Donald Trump cares about exactly one thing—Donald Trump,” said the senator from Massachusetts, according to her prepared remarks. “It’s time for some accountability because these statements disqualify Donald Trump from ever becoming... Read More
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Shell to cut 2,200 more jobs in reaction to low oil prices

The company declined to say exactly how many staff would be affected in the UK but asaid 475 of a wider package of 5,000 redundancies would come from the North Sea operation.   Paul Goodfellow,... Read More
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Let Us Remember It All

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall MEMORY DAY 2016 This is a day for remembering, looking to our flag and the great dream that was, and is, The United States of America. Let us remember... Read More
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UK university lecturers strike over pay

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) said member institutions were confident the strike, which began on Wednesday, would cause minimal disruption and reassured students facing end-of-year exams there would be “no to low” impact.... Read More

Immigrant entrepreneurs on the rise – May. 7, 2012

Immigrants created 28% of all new firms last year. They were also twice as likely to start a new business when compared to those born in the United States.   It’s a notable shift. Nearly... Read More

La Niña Climate Pattern to Follow El Niño and Change Weather

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s counterparts in other countries around the world will likely announce the same finding in their coming El Niño reports. Reports published earlier this month by the U.S. National Oceanic and... Read More