Friday, May 18, 2018

On Wednesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Riyadh's break-even oil price for 2018 is likely to be around $88 a barrel. North Sea Brent is currently trading down around $74 a barrel.

On Wednesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Riyadh's break-even oil price for 2018 is likely to be around $88 a barrel. North Sea Brent is currently trading down around $74 a barrel.

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Transphobic Congressional Hopeful Berates Person Inside Public Restroom

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What a nut bully not seen rr with any gender use? 

Transphobic Congressional Hopeful Berates Person Inside Public Restroom

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jazmina-saavendra-transphobic-bathroom-viral-video_us_5afdba36e4b0779345d720f9

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Fox News: Ex-Playboy model, child die after falling out of New York City hotel, reports say


Ex-Playboy model, child die after falling out of New York City hotel, reports say
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The woman who plunged to her death Friday along with her 7-year-old child after falling off of a New York City penthouse suite has been identified as former Playboy centerfold model Stephanie Adams. Read the full story


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

: Arab Intel Says Saudi Crown Prince Likely Killed in Coup

Thu May 17, 2018 2:57
Daily: Arab Intel Says Saudi Crown Prince Likely Killed in Coup
Daily: Arab Intel Says Saudi Crown Prince Likely Killed in Coup
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely dead after an assassination attempt on his life last month, a Persian-language daily reported claiming intel from the security service of an Arab state.

According to the Persian-language newspaper, Keyhan, a secret service report sent to the senior officials of an unnamed Arab state disclosed that bin Salman has been hit by two bullets during the April 21 attack on his palace, adding that he might well be dead as he has never appeared in the public eversince.

Heavy gunfire was heard near the Saudi King's palace in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on April 21, while King Salman was taken to a US bunker at an airbase in the city.

A growing number of videos surfaced the media at the time displaying that a heavy gunfire erupted around King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's palace in the capital, Riyadh.

Reports said the king and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were evacuated to a bunker at an airbase in the city that is under the protection of the US troops.

While Saudi officials and media were quiet over the incident, there were contradicting reports over the incident. Witnesses and residents of the neighborhoods near the palace said a coup was underway, adding that the soldiers attacking the palace were guided by footage and intel they were receiving from a drone flying over the palace.

Saudi opposition members claimed that "a senior ground force officer has led a raid on the palace to kill the king and the crown prince".

Videos also showed that a growing number of armored vehicles were deployed around the palace. 'Bin Salman's special guard' then took charge of security in the capital. Riyadh's sky was then closed to all civil and military flights as military helicopters from 'Bin Salman's special guard' were flying over the palace.

Bin Salman was a man who almost often appeared before the media but his 27-day absence since the gunfire in Riyadh has raised questions about his health.

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, has witnessed a series of radical political changes over the past year as Mohammed bin Salman ousted his cousin as crown prince and jailed well-known princes in an anti-corruption purge.

Moreover, bin Salman oversees social and economic reforms that have been censured by several powerful Wahhabi clerics.

Saudi Arabia is also embroiled in a long running conflict in its Southern neighbor Yemen, dubbed by the United Nations as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Notably, bin Salman made no media appearance during the April 28 visit of the newly-appointed US State Secretary Mike Pompeo to Riyadh, his first foreign trip as the top US diplomat.

During his stay in Riyadh, Saudi media outlets published images of Pompeo's meetings with King Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

This is while the state-run outlets used to publish images of meetings in Riyadh between bin Salman and former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

A few days after the April 21 incident, Saudi media published footage and images of bin Salman meeting several Saudi and foreign officials. But the date of the meetings could not be verified, so the release of the videos could be aimed at dispelling rumors about bin Salman's conditions.

It is not clear if bin Salman's disappearance is due to reasons such as him feeling threatened or being injured in the incident.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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What Karl Marx Got Right -- And One Big Thing He Got Wrong

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What Karl Marx Got Right -- And One Big Thing He Got Wrong

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-kuttner-marx-birthday_us_5aef7840e4b0c4f19323e376

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Re: POLITICO: Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani as Stormy Daniels drama rages on

Publicity and staying on the headlines is oxygen to Giuliani. He considers himself no less than "The Terminator of the 9/11 drama". He will do more harm to Trump than good.

Things are likely to get more stormier progressively, as the Mueller's inevitable subpoena nears. This is the month.

And yet, come to think of it, what is unfolding is really nothing compared to what was happening this time exactly 20 years ago.
We all have short memories, even without Sir Alzheimer's!

Remember Ken Starr (he would love to dive in again) and Clinton redefining sex in the courtroom by saying that he had only inserted a cigar tube inside, not his manhood? Turned out to be a lie and he was impeached. The blue dress (with the stain) did not make it to the laundry after all. Monica is a celebrity now and Stormy Daniels is hoping to get that upgrade as well - soon.

The circus continues to perform well and entertain us!


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Subject: POLITICO: Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani as Stormy Daniels drama rages on


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The recent shakeups of the president's personal and White House legal teams have done little to calm things down amid escalating questions about hush money payments. Read the full story

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POLITICO: Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani as Stormy Daniels drama rages on


Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani as Stormy Daniels drama rages on
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The recent shakeups of the president's personal and White House legal teams have done little to calm things down amid escalating questions about hush money payments. Read the full story


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Ventura County Star: Moorpark insurance agent arrested on suspicion of helping steal $700,000

From Ventura County Star:
Moorpark insurance agent arrested on suspicion of helping steal $700,000
A Moorpark insurance agent was arrested on suspicion of multiple felonies after helping defraud a victim with dementia, authorities allege.

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/moorpark/2018/05/07/moorpark-insurance-agent-arrested-suspicion-helping-steal-700-000/588795002/
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A black customer was asked to prepay for his meal. Now, the restaurant has to pay him thousands https://www.cnn.com

A black customer was asked to prepay for his meal. Now, the restaurant has to pay him thousands
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/30/world/toronto-restaurant-discrimination-trnd/index.html


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The Wall Street Journal: The Beginning of the End for Those Tiny Shampoo Bottles


The Beginning of the End for Those Tiny Shampoo Bottles
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Hotels switch to wall-mounted dispensers to save money and plastic, but risk the wrath of travelers used to their routines. Read the full story

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The Beginning of the End for Those Tiny Shampoo Bottles
Hotels switch to wall-mounted dispensers to save money and plastic, but risk the wrath of travelers used to their routines
Those little bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in hotels—icons of travel—are disappearing, replaced by bulk dispensers mounted on shower walls. And some travelers are in a lather.
Marriott is switching to larger bottles in wall-mounted racks in 450 hotels at five brands and plans to expand to 1,500 hotels in North America by January. InterContinental Hotels Group is rolling out wall-mounted bulk dispensers at four brands this year. IHG's upscale Kimpton brand already uses big bottles in showers.
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Even a detail as tiny as a 1-ounce bottle can fire up travelers, meaning hotels must put real thought into tweaks like this. Just last week, the musician Halsey sparked a debate when complaining on Twitter that hotels don't address the needs of minority guests with the shampoos they provide.
Hotels say bulk dispensers cost less and are better for the environment—billions of half-full bottles get thrown away every year. Think of it as roughly 1,000 bottles for every hotel room, multiplied by more than 5 million hotel rooms in the U.S.
Some customers, especially families packing into rooms, want more than the squirts you can get out of little bottles. Several chains have studied bottle behavior carefully and discovered many travelers find the wall-mounted pumps easier to use. You don't have to get out of the shower wet if you forget to bring bottles over from the sink. The bulk dispensers end the struggle to read small print without glasses or fish a bottle cap out of the drain.
But some road warriors say wall-mounted racks look low-class. They're steamed that removing their prized individual bottles looks like just another in a long string of amenity cuts from hotels, like mouthwash, stationery, sewing kits and pens.
"What's next, getting rid of the packs of coffee and making us scoop out of a can?" says Dennis Lennox, a strategic communications consultant from Detroit who spends more than 200 nights a year in hotels. "I think it's cheap, incredibly cheap."
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Sometimes bulk dispensers are empty, he says. But Mr. Lennox's bigger complaint is that, like many travelers, he collects toiletries and other giveaway hotel products and delivers them to a homeless shelter.
Marriott says its change allows it to offer higher-quality bath products at lower cost and reduce waste. Starwood Hotels had bulk dispensers on shower walls at some brands, and Marriott has learned from that after it merged with Starwood.
The change to larger 8.5-ounce bottles includes an upgrade to Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree product line at Marriott brands.
And the landfill waste can be significant, says Liam Brown, who is responsible for Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn and Springhill Suites in the Americas. Little bottles are never refilled and rarely recycled. The initial 450 properties where Marriott will make the change use 10.3 million little bottles a year, or 113,000 pounds of plastic, he says. When the change reaches 1,500 hotels it means 34.5 million bottles, or 375,000 pounds of plastic a year.
Savings will be small, Mr. Brown says, at about $2,000 a hotel a year. But Marriott says it did extensive testing and believes the wall-mounted bottles will work better. Mr. Brown says high-end spas, including Marriott's own Ritz-Carlton spa showers, use bulk dispensers.
"This is certainly not an arbitrary decision," he says. "I don't think that anybody would perceive it as a budget or a downgrade. Certainly in the testing we did, it did not come across that way."
Hotels say dispensers are locked and tamper-resistant to prevent sabotage. Most are designed with some clear plastic so housekeeping staffers can see how much remains. Many hotels outside the U.S. use wall-mounted dispensers, some only offering one all-purpose soap/shampoo.
New York City-based finance professional Sydney Chun thinks Marriott's new Tea Tree pump bottles will remind people of using soap dispensers in a public restroom. But there are benefits, she says. She has long hair and needs a minimum of two hotel-sized bottles to cover her hair, so having big bottles helps.
"It does get old to call the front desk and ask" for more, she says.
Some chains are bucking this trend. Choice Hotels, a group of 6,800 franchised hotels mostly under budget brands, says it has decided to stick with small bottles. Customer feedback is mixed, Choice says. Hotel guests often don't believe the communal bottles are clean, full and well-maintained.
"Guests really want to get to their hotel room, including their bathroom, and not see any evidence of anybody else having been there," says Anne Smith, Choice's vice president of brand management and design.
Noelle Nicolai, who leads marketing for Wyndham Hotel Group's upscale brands, likens bath products to bread at restaurants. If it's mediocre, you forget it.
"If done right, it can be one of the top drivers of delight and guest satisfaction," she says.
Wyndham did extensive research and decided to increase the size of some of its bottles from 30 milliliters to 50 milliliters to encourage guests to take them home.
"Maintaining that bottle experience…was really important to us," Ms. Nicolai says.
Wyndham and most other large hotel companies send leftover soap that's been sanitized and repackaged to a charity called Clean the World for recycling.
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Fwd: Mafia ruling deepens Italy's political divides


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The original Mafia was formed by Muslims of Sicily. Sicily was an Islamic emirate from 830 to 1072. In fact, Mafia is an Arabic work, an off shoot of aafia / aafiat  = security / protection.

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I have become more curious about Italy, since I read article which revealed has bigger middle class than US, UK, and Canada! It has many notable weaknesses;but somethings boosting it-It's its SMEs!


The deadlock in Italian politics for the past two-and-a-half months shows little sign of loosening after a court ruled that former government officials colluded with Sicily's Mafia in the early 1990s.
A third round of talks for a new government between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Matteo Salvini's nationalist League, which leads a right-wing coalition that includes Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, went nowhere on Friday as M5S leader Luigi Di Maio continues to demand Salvini dump his scandal-dogged partner.
Berlusconi was not involved in the Mafia trial in Palermo, however his close ally Marcello Dell'Utri, fellow Forza Italia founder, was sentenced to 12 years in prison along with other ex-officials and mafia bosses.




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Trumps tweet voice

In hindsight, the phrase's rise is also a good illustration of why Scavino, as the behind-the-scenes cheerleader and relentless documentarian of the Trump movement, deserves significant credit for its success. Perhaps the most profound effect of Scavino's countless iPhone videos and photos is that they served as proof to so-called "shy Trump supporters" that they were not alone — that they were in fact (regardless of what the mainstream media reported) poised to make history. As Jason Miller, the campaign's senior communications adviser, puts it: "You could make the case that without Dan f
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Camarillo appoints Ventura employee as new assistant city manager

Camarillo appoints Ventura employee as new assistant city manager

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Tulson "Tully" Clifford will be Camarillo's next assistant city manager after his appointment by Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman earlier this month.

Ventura's current director of public works, Clifford, 60, will start in Camarillo on May 29 and fill the position occupied by Tom Fox.

Also in Camarillo: Seeing peers struggle with needs, CSUCI students demand state funding

Fox began work as Camarillo's second-in-command in April 2016 after serving as the city's director of public works since 2002. He has worked for Camarillo since 1990.

Norman praised Clifford's expertise and relevant experience in a news release about the appointment.

"We really had a big hole to fill with Tom retiring on June 1, and I am pleased to have found his replacement in Tully Clifford," Norman said. "Tully has the technical experience and leadership skills we are looking for to help the organization complete its biggest projects over the next few years."

Before serving as public works director in Ventura, Clifford was director of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, overseeing water resources and facilities throughout the region.

During his time at the Watershed Protection District, Clifford worked with Camarillo Mayor Charlotte Craven, who was on the board of the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency.

Prior to Ventura County, Clifford worked as the chief administrative officer for Crowsnest Pass in Canada, the public works director of Solvang and a supervising transportation engineer for the city of Santa Barbara.

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He holds degrees from the Royal Military College of Canada and a master's degree in civil engineering and business administration from the University of Calgary.

"I am excited to begin working with Mr. Norman to ensure that the City Council's goals and objectives are being met and that the success that is Camarillo continues," Clifford said in a statement.

As assistant city manager, Clifford will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the city manager's department, which ranges from city event planning and economic development to providing legislative analysis and animal services. He will also help with key projects led by other departments in the city government.

Clifford will receive a base salary of $228,466 per year as well as health and retirement benefits, according to Kathy Holman, Camarillo human resources analyst.


Friday, April 27, 2018

I would not mistreat aholy father like this! RYAN Fires House Chaplain

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04/27/2018 01:05 pm ET Updated 10 hours ago

Republicans Reject Investigation Into Why Paul Ryan Fired House Chaplain

Patrick Conroy was forced out of his job after praying for no "winners and losers" under the GOP tax law.
This is all very mysterious, Paul Ryan.
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This is all very mysterious, Paul Ryan.

WASHINGTON ― A top Democratic congressman on Friday unsuccessfully tried to create a special committee to investigate why House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) abruptly fired the House chaplain last week.

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced a resolution on the House floor calling for a new committee to examine "the motivations and actions" of Ryan when he unexpectedly told House Chaplain Patrick Conroy to resign or be forced out. Conroy has said he was blindsided, and some lawmakers in both parties, particularly Catholics, are furious. Ryan has given no reason.

Crowley's proposal would have created a six-member committee ― three Republicans and three Democrats ― to look at what happened.

But the House voted to reject his proposal, 215 to 171. Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) were the only Republicans who voted with Democrats to create the committee. Three Republicans voted "present": Reps. Tom Rooney, David Joyce and Scott Taylor.

A GOP aide with a sense of the Republican conference told HuffPost that the resolution would have passed if it didn't include the partisan language Democrats put in it. Crowley's resolution twice refers to the Republican tax plan as the "GOP tax scam."

Here's a copy of the resolution:

The speaker's office still won't say why Ryan fired Conroy, who has been the House chaplain since 2011. His last day will be May 24.

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But Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) told HuffPost on Thursday that he is "informed reliably" by GOP colleagues that Ryan wanted the chaplain gone because he was mad about a prayer that Conroy gave during last fall's debate on the GOP's tax bill.

In his Nov. 6 prayer, Conroy urged Congress not to create "winners and losers" under the Republican tax measure, which, as has been reported, greatly benefits wealthy people over time.

Ryan read that prayer as a "tilt to the Democrats" because it implied criticisms of the tax cuts being more beneficial to the rich,Connolly said Republican lawmakers told him.

"They cite that as evidence as that being more political than he's comfortable with," Connolly said.

The speaker's office denied that Conroy was forced out over a specific prayer, but would not clarify if the chaplain's prayers during the tax debate were related to his termination. The office also would not give HuffPost a reason for Conroy's termination.

"The speaker consulted with the minority leader, but the decision was his," said Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. "He remains grateful for Father Conroy's service."

After Friday's vote, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she expressed her "forceful disagreement" with Ryan's decision to push Conroy out.

"It is my hope that we will honor Father Conroy's service by pursuing justice and making clear the true motivations of this unjust action," Pelosi said in a statement. "During Father Conroy's entire service, I've never received a complaint from our Members about him pastoring to the needs of the House."

This story has been updated with a statement from Nancy Pelosi.


letter to city on Green packet Short & bitter sweet?

Andy Fox, All the years I have lived here, you have been "The Boss" of the city. Enjoy your lifetime health care at our expense and contrary to all normal and decent rules, regulations and ordinances. You manipulated the vacant council seat after Masry's death with three years remaining for his seat. You drove a courageous council woman out of office years ago. The list is endless, annoying and despicable. Each new council member either becomes such with your blessing or quickly rolls over and joins your "club". Measure E was passed by the PEOPLE. Your new "interpretation" was quickly joined by your "club members". A revelation! Perhaps litigation is the only way to stop this abuse of power. Al Adams stood in my driveway some years ago and asked for my vote, telling me if elected, he "would always do the right thing". I was somewhat skeptical but hopeful. I should have known better. Fox and friends have a modus operandi that prevails and the people lose each time. This overturning of Measure E must be stopped, if not politically, then by legal process. (Who will pay?) Ronal

Friends don't forget that Al has been a total turn coat Claudia not much better She sold out so they would let her be Mayor She is changing spots as she is up for election
Politics is so bad dead friends