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Marianne Williamson suspends presidential campaign

Marianne Williamson announced Wednesday night she is ending her Democratic presidential campaign for president.

The 71-year-old author said in a video posted to social media that "it is time to suspend my campaign for the presidency."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marianne-w ... -campaign/
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ap215 wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:05 pm Sorry Marianne

Marianne Williamson suspends presidential campaign

Marianne Williamson announced Wednesday night she is ending her Democratic presidential campaign for president.

The 71-year-old author said in a video posted to social media that "it is time to suspend my campaign for the presidency."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marianne-w ... -campaign/
You mean she was running?
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Texas woman is sentenced to 3 years in prison for threatening judge overseeing Trump documents case

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman was sentenced Friday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of threatening a Florida judge who is overseeing the criminal case against former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents.

Tiffani Gish, 50, of Houston, pleaded guilty in November to threatening U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon. The Justice Department said Gish left voicemails threatening to kill the judge while claiming to be a member of several military combat units. She was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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Rolling Stone’s editor-in-chief exits magazine after brief run over differences with top boss

(CNN) — Noah Shachtman, the hard-charging editor with a knack for scrutinizing the rich and powerful, announced Friday that he is resigning from his post as editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone, following discussions with the iconic music and culture magazine’s top boss about the publication’s direction.

Shachtman, who will formally step down on March 1, said in a statement that he was “so proud” of everything he and his team have accomplished over his two-and-a-half-year tenure, but signaled that he had differences with Rolling Stone chief executive Gus Wenner.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/09/media/ro ... index.html
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Hungary’s president resigns over a pardon to a man convicted in a child sexual abuse case

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s conservative president resigned Saturday amid public outcry over a pardon she granted to a man convicted as an accomplice in a child sexual abuse case, a decision that unleashed an unprecedented political scandal for the long-serving nationalist government.

Katalin Novák, 46, announced in a televised message that she would step down from the presidency, an office she has held since 2022. Her decision came after more than a week of public outrage after it was revealed that she issued a presidential pardon in April 2023 to a man convicted of hiding a string of child sexual abuses in a state-run children’s home.

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Katy Perry To Exit ‘American Idol’ After 7 Seasons On ABC

Katy Perry is saying goodbye to American Idol after seven seasons.

The singer announced her exit from the reality competition during an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Kimmel asked Perry how long she would stay as a judge on the ABC talent show to which the singer said she was planning to attend the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil this fall.

https://deadline.com/2024/02/katy-perry ... 235823885/
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IIHF bars Russia, Belarus from ice hockey world championships through 2024-25 season

Russia and Belarus will be excluded from the ice hockey world championships for another year through the 2024-25 season, the sport's governing body said Monday, citing security risks during the military invasion of Ukraine.

The International Ice Hockey Federation said "it is not yet safe to reincorporate the Russian and Belarusian teams back into IIHF competitions."

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/iihf-r ... -1.7112975
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Man arrested in Jackie Robinson statue theft, Kansas police say

A man has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 25 theft of a Jackie Robinson statue from McAdams Park in Wichita, Kansas, police announced in a news conference on Tuesday.

Ricky Alderete, 45, has been charged with felony theft and making false information, police said. Detectives conducted 100 interviews while investigating the theft to find out who –and why– the crime was committed, police said.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jackie-rob ... ta-kansas/
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Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart arrested for pregame fight with Suns’ Drew Eubanks

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/AP) — Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart was arrested and cited for punching Phoenix Suns’ Drew Eubanks hours before the teams played on Wednesday night, Phoenix police said.

According to police, Eubanks and Stewart got into a fight inside the Footprint Center’s parking lot around 4:45 p.m. Investigators said there was an argument between the players when they arrived at the arena. Eubanks said they were chest-to-chest before Stewart threw the punch. Security intervened, and Eubanks said he was fine for the game. Police also said Stewart punched Eubanks. Security separated both players to end the fight.

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Rob Manfred says he will step down as MLB commissioner in 2029, will not seek another term

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday told reporters that his current term of office will be his final one. That means he will step down as commissioner when that term ends in January 2029.

"You can only have so much fun in one lifetime," Manfred said, via Evan Drellich. "I have been open with them (the owners) about the fact that this is going to be my last term."

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/rob- ... ther-term/
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Minnesota man charged for aiding ISIS, threatening attack on New York

A Minnesota man was charged Friday with providing and conspiring to provide support to ISIS and threatening to attack New York City, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Harafa Hussein Abdi, 41, a U.S. citizen who resides in Minneapolis, was recently taken into custody overseas and was transported back to the United States, the DOJ said.

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Oh by all means please feel free to leave my city & never return the companies can find others who do give a dam on truck delivery service.

US truckers refuse shipment to New York City after Trump banned from NY business in fraud trial

Truck drivers who support former US President Donald Trump have reportedly turned down shipments coming to New York City. Truckers will start refusing loads in New York City starting on Monday, according to a truck driver.

Daily Mail reported that a truck driver who goes by the online handle Chicago Ray on the X platform wrote, "I've been on the radio for over an hour and I've talked to at least (10) Truckers who are gonna start refusing loads of Monday for (NYC) ...I talked to (3) guys that I work with who texted the boss and told him no (NYC)".

https://www.livemint.com/news/world/us- ... 94632.html
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If everyone who likes drumpf boycotts NYC then I'll have to move there even sooner than I probably will anyway.
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ap215 wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 12:38 pm Oh by all means please feel free to leave my city & never return the companies can find others who do give a dam on truck delivery service.

US truckers refuse shipment to New York City after Trump banned from NY business in fraud trial

Truck drivers who support former US President Donald Trump have reportedly turned down shipments coming to New York City. Truckers will start refusing loads in New York City starting on Monday, according to a truck driver.

Daily Mail reported that a truck driver who goes by the online handle Chicago Ray on the X platform wrote, "I've been on the radio for over an hour and I've talked to at least (10) Truckers who are gonna start refusing loads of Monday for (NYC) ...I talked to (3) guys that I work with who texted the boss and told him no (NYC)".

https://www.livemint.com/news/world/us- ... 94632.html
They are lying as they probably already don't go to NYC. Personally I do not deliver to NYC or California but it has nothing to do with politics.
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Company drivers for the most part go where they are told. With many carriers giving drivers an option on NYC and California loads.
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OUT: Jacque Vaughn dismissed; Kevin Ollie named interim head coach

Jacque Vaughn, who joined the Brooklyn Nets in 2016 as an assistant coach and had two stints as an interim head coach before finally securing the top job a year ago, has been fired.

The dismissal, announced early Monday morning, came five days after the Nets lost to the Boston Celtics by 50 points, the second biggest margin in franchise history.

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Walmart to acquire Vizio in $2.3 billion deal

Walmart is planning to acquire TV maker Vizio in a deal valued at approximately $2.3 billion. Rumors of the deal emerged last week, and now the retail giant says the acquisition is official and part of a move to boost its ad business.

“The acquisition of Vizio and its SmartCast Operating System (OS) would enable Walmart to connect with and serve its customers in new ways including innovative television and in-home entertainment and media experiences,” says Walmart in a press release. “It would also create new opportunities to help advertisers connect with customers, empowering brands with differentiated and compelling opportunities to engage at scale and to realize greater impact from their advertising spend with Walmart.”

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Capital One to buy Discover for $35 billion in deal that combines major US credit card companies

NEW YORK -- Capital One Financial said it will buy Discover Financial Services for $35 billion, in a deal that would bring together two of the nation's credit card companies as well as potentially shake up the payments industry, which is largely dominated by Visa and Mastercard.

Under the terms of the all-stock transaction, Discover Financial shareholders will receive Capital One shares valued at nearly $140. That's a significant premium to the $110.49 that Discover shares closed at Friday.

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I continue to marvel at the popularity of an economic system where the only way to grow a business is to eat other ones.
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ZoWie wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:40 am I continue to marvel at the popularity of an economic system where the only way to grow a business is to eat other ones.
My freightliner broke down sitting in my driveway during my 10 week vacation. Long story but the short version is the bill was $5399. So on the advice of a friend I hustled uo an American Airlines credit card. Paid the Bill and received 50 000 AA points.
Takes 25000 to fly to the UK one way. Guess who is going to Europe in 2025.
Provided the truck doesn't keep breaking down.
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Glennfs wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:51 pm My freightliner broke down sitting in my driveway during my 10 week vacation. Long story but the short version is the bill was $5399. So on the advice of a friend I hustled uo an American Airlines credit card. Paid the Bill and received 50 000 AA points.
Takes 25000 to fly to the UK one way. Guess who is going to Europe in 2025.
Provided the truck doesn't keep breaking down.
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Oooh! I know!

Me! No. Wait. I'm going to Europe in 2024.

Ignore that, then.

Back to Germany. I liked German. People are nice, if not a bit reserved. People refuse to make eye contact while on public transportation. It was weird.

Last time I was in Germany was late September 2021. Hopefully, that month is free of any issues. Chocolate cake there put any cake here to utter shame.
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So we're losers big whoop don't let the door hit you in the ass Kevin Shark Tank is a joke anyway. 👋

Kevin O’Leary says he will no longer invest in ‘loser’ New York after Trump verdict

“Shark Tank” investor Kevin O’Leary ripped into what he called “loser” New York and vowed to no longer invest in the state, when asked about a New York court’s $355 million verdict against former President Trump last week.

Trump, his business and his top executives — including the former president’s sons — were dealt a major blow last Friday when Judge Arthur Engoron ordered him to pay more than $355 million for conspiring to alter his net worth to receive tax and insurance benefits. The order also blocks Trump from participating in New York business for three years.

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YouTuber Ruby Franke Has Been Sentenced To Up To 60 Years In Prison For Felony Child Abuse. Here’s Everything You Need To Know.

Six months after being arrested and charged with felony child abuse, former YouTuber Ruby Franke has been sentenced to up to 60 years in prison.

For some context, Ruby shares six kids — Shari, Chad, Abby, Julie, Russell, and Eve — with her now-estranged-husband, Kevin. She formerly offered parenting insight on YouTube under the channel “8 Passengers,” with her videos sparking controversy numerous times over the years.

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One is judged by who calls them losers.

New York gets an "A" for giving drumpf what he deserves.
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Toonces wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:26 pm Oooh! I know!

Me! No. Wait. I'm going to Europe in 2024.

Ignore that, then.

Back to Germany. I liked German. People are nice, if not a bit reserved. People refuse to make eye contact while on public transportation. It was weird.

Last time I was in Germany was late September 2021. Hopefully, that month is free of any issues. Chocolate cake there put any cake here to utter shame.
The German people are reserved with foreigners but amongst other Germans they're as friendly as anyone else. The key for an American visiting Germany is to try to learn some of the German language and customs before going there. If the Germans you encounter see that you're making an effort to communicate with them in their own language they'll open up to you and you'll be amazed how well the speak English. The same goes for most of Europe. In some cases, the Europeans would rather speak to you in English than in their language regardless of how proficient you are in their language. They do this because it gives them a chance to practice their English.

As for German not making eye contact on a train reminds me of something a college professor told out class about his trip to Europe in the early 70s. He said he took a train from France to Germany and the Germans of the train were like a lot of people in that they would get comfortable and slump/slouch in their seats. Once they crossed the border into Germany, they would immediately sit up. Then again, it depends upon the setting you're in. I took a Rhine-A-Flame tour which is a party boat holding about 100 people going down the Rhine River. The bottom deck was enclosed and that's where the Germans were drinking beer and signing. It didn't matter that about half the boat was made up of Americans, they were having a good time.

The only problem I had in Germany was the food. It is sooooo good it's almost sinful. I loved the Sweet Bread and pastries. In fact, I think France is overrated on their pastries because, IMO, the Germans easily outdo them.
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