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Dangerous Attractions

Submitted by ub on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:39
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Bonnie and Clyde were an unstoppable team. The ragtag bank robber duo were inspiring legends everywhere they went.

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Champion Barrow were lovers who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. They were known for their bank robberies, although they also robbed small stores and rural businesses.

This image of their romantic embrace makes it clear why so many people were attracted to their story. Even if they were hardened criminals, you wanted to root for their passion.

SCOTUS TRAPS TRUMP

Submitted by ub on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 13:17
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This is a significant defeat for Trump, and we have the US Supreme Court to thank after declining to halt the turnover of his tax records in a New York state prosecution.

SCOTUS action is the culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had reached the high court once before. This second time puts his taxes on the firing line. 

This one is a one two punch and a hard blow because he had fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view. The ongoing investigation the records are part of what could also be an issue for Trump in his after life. 

Not A Secret Santa

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:23
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MacKenzie Scott has managed to share her massive wealth to such a wonderful degree that she overshadowed and made the macho tech titans look like tightwads. So if she has it and wants to flaunt it, that’s her prerogative.

She says that not only are nonprofits chronically underfunded, but they are also chronically diverted from their work by fund-raising and by burdensome reporting requirements that donors often place on them.

We Need Our Wetlands

Wetlands are valuable ecosystems that can slow erosion, prevent flooding by retaining storm waters, filter and decompose pollutants, and slow global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen at a prodigious rate.

Wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. These are vital to the nation's water quality. Their dense vegetation helps filter out toxins as water flows through. Wetlands provide key fish and bird habitat and protect coastal land from hurricanes.

ub Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:43
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Financial Markets Commentary

It was an event a year ago that presaged the biggest story of 2017’s fourth quarter. In October 2016, Australia’s Brighann Cotton sold 88 bales of cotton from their Texas affiliate to a client in China. It wasn’t carried out in a routine way by obtaining letters of credit from the relevant
banks in each country. That process has become prohibitively complex for all but the largest corporations who have their financing denied more often than not. Recently established international banking regulations require the banks issuing those letters to carry more of the risk

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Don't Bogart and Join

Don't bogart and join the trend, Jeff. The short-lived Fraternity of Man is undoubtedly best known for the pro-pot anthem "Don't Bogart Me," which showed up during an unforgettable scene in the genre-defining biker film Easy Rider. https://youtu.be/-N0IjBgyFoE https://youtu.be/J-ifjIAoleI https://youtu.be/pSgGCOHuO1U

ub Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:42
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Out of Order Tax Cuts ub Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:42

Here's an idea for Congress to consider, instead of blowing the hatch from their stinking careers. Businesses and rich people who own stocks are doing great. They make loads of money, while regular folks are not doing so well because the government has allowed wages to be capped.

Quack Exploits America ub Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:10

It was not the first time this occurred and unfortunately, it will not be the last. Do you know how a faker and a grandstander managed to get away with exploiting America utilizing the power of the media?

Allow me to tell you a story about a man whose initials are DJ. He came to be known as a liar, a mass media manipulator, who filed for bankruptcy and ended up being charged with criminal fraud.

-In every age, in time there is a great seething moronic underworld who are literate, but they can't think, so they live off their emotions and vote on their prejudices... And so it goes.

30th anniversary of the 1987 Crash

Reminiscent of the terrible 2005 Hurricane season, the third quarter of 2017 witnessed a series of
natural disasters which caused historic flooding in Texas, ravaged the entire Florida peninsula and
devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Out West, destructive wildfires are leaving some of
America’s finest wineries in ashes. All are producing promises of government assistance which
has economists busy calculating the stimulative effects of the increased spending. Replacing
almost a million cars in Houston and rebuilding homes throughout the affected areas are sure to

ub Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:33
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Summer Vacation ub Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:06

If you're reading this, you're ready, willing and capable of going on vacation, but you don't want to pay a travel agent, you're not sure where to start, and you're a DIY kind of person who's willing to put in some elbow grease. https://youtu.be/R5PJ0JZUhgc

This may serve as a handy list to help you plan a getaway, from getting good flight deals to making sure you won't get stranded abroad. You want to get away for a while. This is the best way to go from daydreaming about far-off destinations to actually visiting them. https://youtu.be/ruyG8J-3IpY