Monday, July 15, 2013

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This is so disturbing on so many levels:

This is only the fourth confirmed case of a 6-year-old committing suicide in the United States since 2007, Payette Police Chief Mark Clark said. Both the Payette and Fruitland police departments responded to the scene, as well as Payette Fire Rescue.

“The first thing I’d like the community to know is that we assigned four detectives to work solely on this case,” Clark said. This was to ensure that the case was given proper attention by qualified individuals to determine that a child so young did in fact commit suicide.

According to Clark, the victim was watching cartoons on the TV in the living room with his 7-year-old sister, while another sibling, a 13-year-old, was napping in a bedroom. The young boy’s mother and stepfather were both home at the time and were showering when the incident occurred.
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401(k)s are already scams, but some lobbyists out there want to make them even more of a ripoff:

But rather than going to bat for mom-and-pop retirees or other small investors, the day-long event on the hill was actually the latest salvo in a three-year campaign by brokerage firms to block regulations that would ensure that advisers to your 401(k) work in your best financial interest, or in other words, as your fiduciary. The Financial Services Institue, a trade association for broker-dealers, organized the trip, which included representatives from Pershing, FSC Securities, TransAmerica and other industy leaders.

While many Americans rely on 401(k) plans for their retirement, few are aware that their financial advisers are often working for commissions, and have no legal obligation to have their clients’ best interests in mind. The vast majority of 401(k) advisers, around 85 percent, are not actually fiduciaries. Critics say brokers often steer small investors into funds that may not be suitable, or are burdened by an array of high fees.
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I think I'd call this a frivolous lawsuit:

Asiana Airlines will sue Bay Area television station KTVU-TV for using fake, racially insensitive names of pilots flying the ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the Associated Press reported Monday.

A spokeswoman for the South Korean airline, Lee Hyomin, said the broadcast seriously damaged Asiana’s reputation and that it will sue the station to “strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report,” according to the Associated Press. The suit will likely be filed in the United States, she said.
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Yes, "they" want us dead, but they will be dead before everybody else is.

These parasites think they are better than everybody else, but they are by and large morons who inherited or stole everything from the masses who created the wealth in the first place.
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This should prove interesting: Interviews are set for the final four candidates for Nevada's superintendent of public instruction.

Remember James W. Guthrie abruptly quit in March before he could get fired from his job.
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Obituary: Nixon's lawyer Leonard Garment, 89, a Watergate figure, has died according to his daughter:

Mr. Garment himself stepped down as Nixon’s Watergate lawyer in late 1973 once it became clear to him that the scandal was moving inexorably toward the president’s downfall.

Long after many other Watergate figures had gone to prison or faded into ignominy, Mr. Garment remained one of official Washington’s most sought-after lawyers, known for his quick puns, gift of gab and savvy media skills. He often represented powerful figures in trouble, among them Attorney General Edwin Meese III and Robert C. McFarlane, a national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan.

But for all his later successes, Mr. Garment remained linked in many minds to Nixon, his longtime friend and former law partner, and the scandal that was his undoing. Mr. Garment regarded Nixon as an older brother of sorts.

The two made for an odd pairing. Mr. Garment was a liberal in a Republican administration, a Democrat who voted for John F. Kennedy over Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. He was a Jew from Brooklyn working for a native Californian given to making anti-Semitic comments in private. He was a gregarious man with a talent for jazz who counseled a dour president. He was a champion of human rights in an administration that many blacks considered hostile to minority issues. And he was regarded as a voice of conscience in a White House that had lost its ethical bearings.

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