Why do so many Americans want us to become more like Nazi Germany? When I was growing up, I was taught that Nazi Germany was the antithesis of everything that America stood for. I truly believed that we were “the land of the free” and that we were a bright, shining example for the rest of the world. Unfortunately, over the past couple of decades America has been eagerly [...]
Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.
Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a [...]
Someone NEEDS to go to jail.
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama
received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney.. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).
* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations – and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).
* In [...]
The city’s hedge-fund executives are flying south — and it’s not for vacation.
An increasing number of financial firms, especially private equity and hedge funds, are fed up with New York’s sky-high city and state tax rates and are relocating to the business-friendly climate in Florida’s Palm Beach County.
And they’re being welcomed with open arms — officials in Palm Beach recently opened an entire office dedicated to luring finance hot shots [...]
Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. [...]
Yovany Gonzalez, a mortgage broker, fired three days before his daughter MacKenzie had a costly cancer operation
The operation was canceled before a charity came to the rescue
McKenzie died in March 2011
Wells Fargo shareholders split $16bn in profits last year
Bank denies allegations that dismissal correlated to health care costs
Wells Fargo fired an employee over the cost of treating his daughter’s terminal cancer with company health care coverage, according to a lawsuit [...]
I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m still amazed at the absolute cluelessness of far too many election officials. Yes, some of them are great, know exactly what they’re talking about, and realize that the electronic voting systems we use in this nation — every single one of them — are complete garbage.
Last month, we reported on a recent Palm Beach County, FL, election in which the paper-ballot optical-scan system declared [...]
Half a decade into the deepest U.S. housing crisis since the 1930s, many Americans are hoping the crisis is finally nearing its end.
House sales are picking up across most of the country, the plunge in prices is slowing and attempts by lenders to claim back properties from struggling borrowers dropped by more than a third in 2011, hitting a four-year low.
But a painful part two of the slump looks set [...]
Half a decade into the deepest U.S. housing crisis since the 1930s, many Americans are hoping the crisis is finally nearing its end. House sales are picking up across most of the country, the plunge in prices is slowing and attempts by lenders to claim back properties from struggling borrowers dropped by more than a third in 2011, hitting a four-year low.
But a painful part two of the slump looks [...]
BY DAVID SMILEY
Miami Beach police say two Transportation Security Administration officers partied a little too hard Tuesday night, trashed their South Beach hotel room and then picked up a semi-automatic handgun and shot six rounds out the window.
One bullet pierced a $1,500 hurricane impact resistant window at a nearby Barneys New York, penetrated a wall and tore into some jeans in the closed store’s stockroom, according to store manager Adelchi [...]
Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.
“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to [...]
PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is en route to Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach home to assist the Palm Beach Police Department, WPBF 25 News has learned.
The nature of the emergency at 1495 N. Ocean Blvd. is not known at this time.
Read more: http://www.wpbf.com/news/30582603/detail.html#ixzz1nueGX4A4
A Florida woman who reportedly became incensed while watching TV’s Judge Judy was arrested Sunday after she allegedly struck her husband on the head with a hammer.
Janet Knowles, 62, was charged with aggravated battery following the bizarre 10:30 AM incident at a residence in Jupiter. Knowles, seen in the above mug shot, is locked up in the Palm Beach County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Read more: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/battery/judge-judy-spurs-attack-758941
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Three women were escorted off a New York bound flight at Palm Beach International Airport Monday afternoon by airline staff and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies. The women claim they did not do anything wrong and that a flight attendant on board was the only one behaving poorly.
The women — a lawyer, a therapist and a retired travel agent — were complete strangers until they [...]
1) Spain bond yields surge after expensive auction
“The Spanish Treasury on Thursday sold €3.562 billion ($4.79 billion) of benchmark 10-year paper at a maximum yield of 7.088%, which was the highest yield paid since the euro’s inception. The bond represents a new series, therefore yields cannot be directly compared to results of a prior-10-year auction, the Treasury said.”
2) Citigroup’s Buiter Says Europe Must Stop Default Now: Tom Keene
“Europe has as little as [...]
By: Jack Furnari
Source: BIZPAC Review
Date: July 5, 2011
The West Boca Community Council was the scene of some real fireworks on July 4. The usual list of local Democratic politicians was in attendance and gave the standard bipartisan Independence Day speeches — until Florida Rep. Irv Slosberg spoke, that is.
Slosberg started talking about America’s enemies and how we have to “keep an eye on them and [...]
As billionaire Donald Trump flirts with a run for the White House, his lengthy history of filing lawsuits — often to protect his image or gain a financial edge — is making conservatives wary of excessive litigation wince.
The real estate tycoon has been a party (as defendant or plaintiff) in about 100 federal lawsuits, according to a review of a legal database. Moreover, five of [...]
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – PALM SPRINGS — Two teenage girls were arrested Monday night after police say they pushed a young boy riding his bicycle into the street, leading him to be hit by a car.
Yoanelis Candelaria-Perez, 18, and Tiffany Monroe, 16, were charged with cruelty toward a child and committing felony battery. Monroe has been put on house arrest, while no bond has [...]
Growing number of condos falling under $25,000 homestead exemption threshold
September 11, 2010|By Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel Columnist
Aida Fonseca lives in the Oriole Gardens condo complex in Margate. Morris Levy lives in Kings Point in Delray Beach.
Both tumbled into a strange new world when they opened their property tax notices recently.
Fonseca and Levy have 2010 tax bills of $0.
They are among the growing ranks of South Florida condo owners who have [...]
1) Palm Beach County faces 13 percent property tax rate increase (Florida)
“Palm Beach County property owners for the second year in a row face the possibility of a double-digit tax rate increase to head off a looming budget shortfall.
The county’s proposed tax rate would go up about 13 percent Ã¢â‚¬â€ just one year after a nearly 15 percent tax rate boost Ã¢â‚¬â€ to help cover a [...]