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Violent confrontation between panhandler and business man caught on video

DENVER -- It was an ugly scene that played out at one of Denver's busiest places, at one of the busiest times of day. A man leaving work from a downtown office was assaulted by a panhandler who was part of a group of "travelers" who police say regularly congregate on the 16th Street Mall.

"(The panhandler) was saying something like, 'Internet yuppie scum’ at the office worker,” said Stephen Garcia, who walked up on the assault and soon got involved.

Garcia said he has walked the 16th Street Mall most afternoons since it opened but had never been forced to confront violence until last week.

"This is the first time I'd seen somebody engage with a person just trying to go home," Garcia said.

Video of the incident shows Garcia step in as the businessman was surrounded. As the man who initiated the assault steps toward him again, Garcia gives him a shove telling him to stay back.

That’s when several other travelers get involved, exchanging shoves and punches with Garcia. The video shows a security guard looked on but failed to do much, allowing the incident to continue until a Denver police officer arrived.

"The police seemed to think that we just wanted to walk away and forget about it,” Garcia said.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 02:02 AM (5 replies)

Trump's failed Baja resort fits pattern in candidate's business record

Trump's failed Baja resort fits pattern in candidate's business record
Trump Ocean Resort brought in $32.5 million in buyer deposits; 250 buyers lost their deposits.

Simms, then an aerospace purchasing agent living in Los Angeles, said she used her life savings to pay a deposit of just over $50,000 for unit No. 602, a one-bedroom overlooking the Pacific.


In the end, nothing at all was built at Trump Ocean Resort, and Simms lost her money. As did about 250 other buyers, most of them from Southern California.


“When the project went south, no one from the Trump organization even contacted us to take responsibility,” Sapol said. “We were misled — all the marketing materials, the brochures, the name of the building, the fact that Trump’s daughter was at the event, saying she and her brother bought units.”

Ivanka Trump later told CBS News that her family had “lived up to our obligation under a license agreement.”

“We were never the developer of this project, and that was made clear,” she said. “We never took anyone’s deposit.”

Trump, she said, was just the brand. “I am sorry for everyone, but we are in the same boat,” she said.

The Trumps did collect $500,000 in licensing fees from developers Jason Grosfeld and Adam Fisher, the principals behind Irongate and P.B. Impulsores.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:10 PM (2 replies)

35 celebrities who support Trump

Bruce Willis

Jessica Simpson

Sylvester Stalone

Fran Drescher
The actress best known for her title role on the television show The Nanny, Fran has said, “I think he (Trump) is very funny, and I think he is actually saying a lot of things that other people don’t really have the guts to say and for that reason I applaud him.”

Gary Busey
Busey and Trump worked together on Celebrity Apprentice when Busey was a contestant. Busey has stated that he believes Trump can change the country.

Disclaimer: Busey incurred a severe head injury during a motorcycle accident. In 2008, on an episode of Celebrity Rehab, Busey’s psychiatrist stated he believes the effects were far greater than originally thought and causing Busey to speak and act impulsively. Coincidence?

Loretta Lynn
This 83 year old Coal Miner’s Daughter who has notoriously been touting the Republican line for years, has sided with Donald Trump, saying, “Trump has sold me – what more can I say? … When you’re advertising for the best, forget the rest! I just think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around.”


More at the link
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:49 AM (9 replies)

Homeless Grumpy Cat Adopted by Home inspector

When Paul Tateosian and Jason Burnside showed up to an empty house in Bradenton, Florida, for a home inspection, the last thing they expected to find was somebody still living there. But that’s exactly what happened when Tateosian, a real estate agent assistant, stumbled upon a little orange furball with a particularly grumpy face.

“I was walking around the around looking at the roof and when I got around to the back and this little guy was just sitting there,” Tateosian told ABC News of the extremely thin, matted Persian kitten he immediately nicknamed Garfield. “His face, he just looked so upset, like he was so bent out of shape. I just went up to him and I bent down and even though he looked really upset, he was really happy to see us.”

The kitten was so skinny you could see its ribs.


Although extremely grumpy-looking, the kitten couldn’t have been friendlier with the two men.

“I set the backseat down in the truck and set a towel down and she just went to sleep,” Burnside explained. “I got her home and my girlfriend and her friend, who works at a vet's office in town, helped clean her up because her tail was all matted. Her tail was so mangled she couldn’t even pick it up. We got her in the house and wrapped her in a towel and shaved her tail and cut all the nastiness away from her, and she was just happy as can be. It took her about a day to start eating again.”

Burnside’s mother just recently lost her pet cat, so she is now thrilled to be adopting Garfield, who is now named Girdy because they’ve discovered she’s actually a female.

“She has an appointment at the vet’s office the beginning of next week to get all checked out to make sure she’s good to go,” said Burnside. “We got her all cleaned up and taken care of. She’s in good hands now.”

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:30 AM (8 replies)

Anger at cop who posted photo of partially nude disabled man who soiled himself

Anger at cop who put photo of disabled man who defecated in her patrol car on Facebook with comment 'I don't get paid enough to deal with this!'
Ashley Carlson, 31, posted the pic and rant after the defecation incident
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority found out Saturday
The eight-year veteran cop is now under investigation by her bosses
Details about the disabled man have not been released

Massachusetts Bay cop came under investigation Sunday after posting a photograph on Facebook of a partially nude disabled man who had soiled her patrol car, along with a swear-filled rant.

Ashley Carlson, 31, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer, posted the photograph, which showed a man curled up in the fetal position next to his wheelchair, with his pants down to his knees.

'You think your job is (expletive)!!!' Carlson wrote, according to The Boston Globe. 'This is what we responded to this morning. This guy is well known to police and has a lengthy record. I don’t get paid enough to deal with this (expletive)... literally and figuratively!!!'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3661408/Massachusetts-cop-Ashley-Carlson-fire-posting-picture-semi-naked-disabled-man-defecated-patrol-car-Facebook.html#ixzz4ClXVEgCc
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:21 AM (4 replies)

Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster that shows black children misbehaving

Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster that shows black children misbehaving while white kids obey the rules

The poster was seen in two swimming pools in Colorado
Supposed to teach pool safety, shows black kids misbehaving and white kids being 'cool'
Tweeter called the organisation out for the 'super racist' message
Red Cross quickly apologized and said they would stop production

The hospital also released statement to NBC saying it 'deeply apologized' for offending anyone and added that it was 'committed to diversity'.
And continued: 'Going forward, we are developing more appropriate materials that are more representative of our workforce and the communities we serve.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3661489/Red-Cross-says-sorry-super-racist-pool-safety-poster-shows-white-kids-cool-black-kids-misbehaving.html#ixzz4ClWceOhH
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:15 AM (6 replies)

Old and poor: An especially bad combination in this Arizona county

When 79-year-old Delilah Zipse slipped and fell in her trailer home, she didn’t call anyone.

Splayed on her bathroom floor, she couldn’t reach the phone. But even after more than an hour passed and she managed to prop herself up against the toilet, she decided not to bother any of her neighbors.

They had their own problems. Jim had also taken some falls. Reba was going blind. Dick recently developed asthma.

“We’re left out in no-man’s land,” said Zipse, who eventually dragged her badly bruised body back to her favorite chair and turned on the television. “There’s nobody here and nobody coming.”


In other Arizona counties, they would enjoy services including subsidized housing, food deliveries, rides to medical appointments and basic nursing care not covered by Medicare.

But in La Paz, they are largely left to fend for themselves. They live in nearly abandoned communities accessible only by dirt roads, places with names like Bouse, Utting and Hope that on some maps are labeled as ghost towns.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jun 26, 2016, 07:58 PM (1 replies)

Trump son, Donald Jr., will do anything for a buck also

Donald Trump Jr.’s Employer Left a Mark on Elderly Oregon Woman

Presidential candidate's son toiled for aggressive vanity press.

The younger Trump worked as "executive vice president of global branding" for Cambridge Who's Who, a New York company run by a man named Randy Narod, whom the Times describes as "a Long Island, N.Y., nightclub and bagel store owner barred from the securities industry for having had an impostor take his licensing exam."

Although Cambridge Who's Who was not owned by the Trumps, the Times says that after the younger Trump began working there in 2010, the Times says Cambridge benefited from the Trump name.

One person who Cambridge marketed its services to was a retired Oregon schoolteacher.

In Oregon, Phyllis Fread was in her 80s, dealing with Parkinson’s disease and had been retired from teaching for almost two decades when Cambridge started calling her at home, where she lived alone. Cambridge salespeople telephoned Ms. Fread — who did not use the internet — 42 times trying to sell her networking services, a website and other products she did not need, according to an investigation by the Oregon attorney general’s office.

Over a two-year period, Cambridge charged her $14,593 for a video biography, calendars, a plaque and other items, including a news release in June 2010 titled “Phyllis J. Fread Reveals Her Secret to a Long Career in Education.” The release included a mention of Donald Trump Jr., saying he “was eager to share his extensive experience” with Cambridge clients.

The rest of the story is well worth a read. Spoiler alert: customers did not fare well.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jun 26, 2016, 07:26 PM (2 replies)

Trump's Scottish neighbors taunt him with Mexican flags

half-dozen of Donald Trump's Scottish neighbors taunted him on Saturday by flying Mexican flags for his visit, but the famed real estate developer chalked it up to sour grapes.
The flags flapped in the Aberdeenshire wind before Trump landed on the 10th fairway of his International Golf Links, and photographers snapped pictures of flag after flag, including one hung beneath Scotland's own colors, seemingly mocking the billionaire.
Trump has made a rhetorical enemy of America's southern neighbor, blaming its government for sending 'rapists' and 'murderers' into the U.S. along with a wave of illicit drugs and illegal immigrants.
But on Saturday he said the silent protests had to do with his success in zoning the property to build a golf course that obstructs their view of the North Sea.


In this area this is a very, very contentious zoning approval, you know, to get this done,' Trump explained. 'In fact when I bought the land, everybody said it would be impossible to get it zoned. So I got it zoned.'
'That's what I do,' he said. 'I'm very good at getting things zoned.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3659970/Trump-s-Scottish-neighbors-taunt-flying-MEXICAN-flags-inspects-golf-course-says-s-sour-grapes-people-wanted-land-left-alone.html#ixzz4CfAqcb5q
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:10 AM (9 replies)

What did Trump mean by this statement?

Trump said, "You know, if Obama wanted it the other way, if he said leave, she would have said leave. She does whatever he wants her to. Now, you know why, but that's okay, we don't have to get into that."

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:18 PM (16 replies)
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