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Peter Buffett’s Very Public Takedown of His Father, Warren

Peter Buffett’s Very Public Takedown of His Father, Warren

“Early on in our philanthropic journey, my wife and I became aware of something I started to call Philanthropic Colonialism. I noticed that a donor had the urge to ‘save the day’ in some fashion. People (including me) who had very little knowledge of a particular place would think that they could solve a local problem. Because of who my father is, I’ve been able to occupy some seats I never expected to sit in. Inside any important philanthropy meeting, you witness heads of state meeting with investment managers and corporate leaders. All are searching for answers with their right hand to problems that others in the room have created with their left.” Continue reading

Police arrest woman after request to see warrant

Police arrest woman after request to see warrant

“Slaton police came to this woman’s house, who wishes to remain anonymous, to arrest her son. But by asking one simple question, she found herself behind bars instead. The complainant said she was aware police would be coming to apprehend her 11-year-old son based on a criminal complaint, and that she just wanted to see the warrant. As it turns out, that warrant didn’t exist. She spent the night in jail while her son was left at home.” Continue reading

State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

“The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers. The problems in the bureau are the latest revelation in an exploding scandal that also involves accusations that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s security detail and those of the US ambassador to Belgium solicited prostitutes overseas.” Continue reading

Eyewitnesses describe the terror of DWI checkpoint shooting

Eyewitnesses describe the terror of DWI checkpoint shooting

“Jarred and Rose Cleerdin found themselves right in the middle of a shootout at what should have been a routine DWI checkpoint. Days after the dramatic shootout in Brunswick County, they are still shaken by what they saw. ‘Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect and they were being able to utilize it,’ said Cleerdin. ‘Everybody was just blasting this car to pieces. It was absolutely terrifying.’ They were stunned with what was happening, as officers reportedly shot dozens of rounds – in the direction on-coming traffic.” Continue reading

Alabama Gov. orders investigation after DNA, blood samples collected at roadblocks

Alabama Gov. orders investigation after DNA, blood samples collected at roadblocks

“Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s office reacted Tuesday to news that roadblocks were setup in two counties at which point commuters were offered compensation for saliva and blood samples. Drivers in St. Clair and Bibb counties were stopped at roadblocks in the area and were asked to give DNA and blood samples as part of a study. Officials say giving samples was voluntary and participants were paid $10 for mouth swabs and $50 for blood samples. Governor Robert Bentley is ordering an investigation in to the roadblocks.” Continue reading

Crisis in Egypt: ‘We didn’t have space in the fridges for all the bodies’

Crisis in Egypt: ‘We didn’t have space in the fridges for all the bodies’

“Tens of thousands of pro-Morsi supporters have camped outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque since late June, when Morsi’s overthrow began to seem likely. Egypt’s interior minister has made it clear that he intends to clear Rabaa as soon as possible, and Saturday’s nearby massacre was considered an attempt to intimidate the protesters into leaving. Hundreds of thousands of anti-Morsi protesters also turned out on Friday to support a call by Egypt’s army chief, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, for a crackdown on what he called terrorists – a move sceptics saw as a veiled threat to protesters at Rabaa.” Continue reading

Las Vegas woman sexually assaulted by court officer, then arrested for reporting it

Las Vegas woman sexually assaulted by court officer, then arrested for reporting it

“Contreras was approached by Court Marshal Ron Fox, who ordered her into a side room for a random drug search. Fox allegedly groped her breasts and buttocks, then ordered Contreras to expose her breasts, at which point she fled into the open courtroom and requested a female marshal. On courtroom video, a confrontation can be seen in which Marshal James Kenyon arrests Contreras on charges of making false accusations against a police officer. Judge Patricia Donninger watched and took no action as Kenyon and Fox hectored Contreras into recanting her story, then arrested her when she refused to repeat it over the courtroom public address system.” Continue reading

IRS Wants to Be Exempt from Obamacare While also Making the Rest of Us Comply

IRS Wants to Be Exempt from Obamacare While also Making the Rest of Us Comply

“There are lots of despicable people in Washington engaged in a lot of unsavory behavior, so it would be very difficult to get agreement if you asked regular people to select the most odious feature of the political class. Many people would probably choose corruption as the defining characteristic of Washington, and it would be hard to argue with that choice, but I think hypocrisy is an even better choice. There’s something fundamentally wrong when people push for policies while making sure they don’t have to abide by the results. Yet it happens all the time in government.” Continue reading