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New England at Green Bay

30 November 2014 - 04:47 PM

I've always enjoyed watching professionals playing the game at the highest level

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino "Played Four White Guys and an Egyptian"

25 November 2014 - 03:39 PM

last night, in the middle of Louisville's blowout win against Savannah State—the Cardinals were up 29-0 at one point and 41-7 at the half—Rick Pitino realized that he needed to do something to try and avoid embarrassing Savannah State any further. So he put in three white walk-on players, a 7-foot Norwegian player, and a 7-foot Egyptian player in order to try and give Savannah State a chance to score.

"I tried everything," Pitino said after the game. "We played four white guys and an Egyptian."

Unfortunately, though, the plan didn't really work. Savannah State did score more than 7 points in the second half of the game, but they still lost 87-26 and were so bad that Pitino wished the game hadn't even been played after it ended.

"This will be the first time since I've been at Louisville that I will not watch the game film," he said. "You get nothing out of this. You feel bad for the other team."


1 Billion Dollars

22 November 2014 - 06:06 PM

How do save a billion in taxes?
Contribute $100,000 to a political campaign of course!

NYC Penthouses Include Big Juicy Tax Breaks & Systemic Corruption

"Along with the views, Barnett tempted buyers at One57 with something else: a tax break. In its condominium offering documents, Extell told buyers they would receive a 10-year abatement because the tower qualified for an affordable-housing tax exemption.

Strange as it sounds, the city had for years allowed developers of luxury buildings to purchase tax-savings certificates from builders of actual affordable housing. The luxury developers could then use them at their shimmering towers.

Extell told its customers that this would be wonderful for them: The buyers of the six-bedroom, six-bathroom penthouse duplex on the 89th and 90th floors, for example, would see their annual real estate taxes fall in the first year from $205,883 to $18,415.

Barnett concedes his clients can afford to pay the full sum, but he says the abatement is invaluable when he’s trying to close his deals. “What I’ve found is that wealthy people are willing to put down a lot of money,” he says, “but they don’t want to have that constant payment out. They’re very, very focused on carrying costs. It matters psychologically.”

There was only one problem. Barnett says he was stunned to discover after he’d begun selling units that the abatements no longer applied. They’d been phased out in 2007 as part of an effort by then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to end the subsidies in many parts of the city where the real estate market was booming.



Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

16 November 2014 - 01:07 PM

Portland Press Herald
Posted July 23, 2014:

Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

Without the waiver, able-bodied food stamp recipients in Maine will need to meet a work requirement outlined in federal law, which means they need to either work at least 20 hours a week or volunteer for a community agency.

According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, able-bodied recipients are defined as adults ages 18 to 49 who have no dependents, are not pregnant and are not disabled.

DHHS has identified 12,000 current recipients in Maine who fit that definition. They represent about 5 percent of all food stamp recipients and collectively receive about $15 million per year in benefits, or about 4.4 percent of all food stamp dollars that come to Maine. It’s not known how many of these would fail to satisfy the work requirement. http://www.presshera...or-food-stamps/

Posted: November 14, 2014

New Food Stamp Requirement In Maine Causes Sudden Drop In Enrollment

Read more at http://www.inquisitr...4zbqwfBJGRBs.99

Brittany Maynard takes her own life

03 November 2014 - 11:45 AM

The terminally ill woman who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She would have been 30 on Nov. 19.

Maynard had been in the spotlight for about a month since publicizing that she and her husband, Dan Diaz, moved to Portland from Northern California so that she could take advantage of the Oregon law. She told journalists she planned to die Nov. 1, shortly after her husband's birthday, but reserved the right to move the date forward or push it back.

Maynard ended her suffering from brain cancer right on schedule after hinting at a possible delay in a video released last week.

"She died as she intended — peacefully in her bedroom, in the arms of her loved ones," said Sean Crowley, a spokesman for the advocacy group Compassion & Choices.


It is always sad to learn of someone so young dying, but I'm glad she had the option to end her needless suffering. Rest in peace Brittany Maynard.

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