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Tomi Lahren: You Can't Impeach Trump Because He Won The Election


"Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its 'Intolerant' Liberal Culture"

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/technology/inside-facebook-employees-political-bias.html
SAN FRANCISCO — The post went up quietly on Facebook’s internal message board last week. Titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,” it quickly took off inside the social network.

“We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,” Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, wrote in the post, which was obtained by The New York Times. “We claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.”

Since the post went up, more than 100 Facebook employees have joined Mr. Amerige to form an online group called FB’ers for Political Diversity, according to two people who viewed the group’s page and who were not authorized to speak publicly. The aim of the initiative, according to Mr. Amerige’s memo, is to create a space for ideological diversity within the company.

The new group has upset other Facebook employees, who said its online posts were offensive to minorities. One engineer, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, said several people had lodged complaints with their managers about FB’ers for Political Diversity and were told that it had not broken any company rules.

Sarah Palin feels "betrayed"




"Both parties are corrupt", they say


Got this recent Hamburglar-in-Chief rally pic from a FB friend:


The Trumpanzees had better not ever wrap themselves in the American flag or accuse the rest of us of being "un-American" after all of this.

MAGA hat-wearing kid gets PSA & hat slammed down


"Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode"

More: https://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/davis-in-desperate-gambler-mode/Content?oid=12239076

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is being praised in some circles for “acting decisively” in firing head coach Jack Del Rio moments after Sunday’s loss to the Chargers ended a disappointing 6-10 season.

Let’s call it for what it is: an act of desperation from an overleveraged owner with an astonishing lack of business acumen and a major case of buyer’s remorse.

If Davis moves his $2.4 billion franchise to Las Vegas under the current financial terms, he just might lose the team one day if he’s unable to pay off the huge debt he’s taking on. And judging by the moves Davis made last weekend, nobody is more aware of this alarming possibility than him.

The NFL’s army of blowhard pundits have already begun talking up Jon Gruden’s football expertise as the Raiders’ possible new head coach. But they’re missing the larger point. Davis’ abrupt and classless pink slip — delivered to Del Rio before he’d even held his postgame press conference — was made in the board room, not the film room. It was all about money, not football.

"A's declare Laney College preferred site for new Oakland ballpark"

More: https://www.athleticsnation.com/2017/9/12/16299944/oakland-athletics-laney-college-preferred-site-new-ballpark

San Francisco Chronicle reporters Phil Matier and Andy Ross report that Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval will hand deliver a letter to Peralta Community College District Chancellor Jowel Laguerre “asking to begin negotiations to buy or lease” a 13-acre plot of land near Laney College in order to build a new stadium for the Oakland A’s. The plot currently houses the district’s headquarters.

The exclusive report from Matier and Ross includes quotes from Kaval’s letter, including details on proposed ancillary development around the site. The A’s desire to play their first game at this new stadium in 2023.

It was widely reported that the A’s had primarily been considering three finalists in its search for the long-awaited ballpark site: Howard Terminal near Jack London Square, another portion of the current Oakland Coliseum lot, and Laney College. The Laney decision was also divided between the Peralta lot, which abuts the Nimitz Freeway and a northern parcel that would essentially require relocating Laney College’s baseball and football programs.

The safest and most boring choice would have been to build a new stadium at the current Coliseum lot. It has the most advantageous transit situation of the three primary sites but the least compelling neighborhood draws.

Great news that they finally declared a site, and it is adjacent to public transit and there's a nearby view of the lake. Also I think this announcement from the A's might even help derail the Raiders' Vegas stadium efforts down the line. Though, I'm a bit bummed at the "2023" number people threw around for when the A's stadium might be ready...
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