State Pension, Septuple-Dipping: $176,000

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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The man would take it if he were not earning over $278,000 a year. As a municipal court judge in Toms River, Damian G. Murray was paid $64,000 last year to hear cases about traffic violations, neighborhood complaints and minor fist fights. But add in six other towns, all paying him between $11,000 and $54,000, […]

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Jail Time for Unmowed Lawn

Posted on April 7, 2015

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Rick Yoes turned himself into the county jail last night in compliance with a warrant issued for his arrest after receiving a fine of $1,700 for having an overgrown lawn in September of last year. Unable to pay the fine Rick took every vacation day he accrued, made arrangements for a replacement, and surrendered himself […]

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Income Falls, Spending Rises

Posted on April 7, 2015

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Bad news for most Americans: Yellen’s recovery isn’t working. Most Americans’ incomes continued to fall last year, but the richest 20 percent saw theirs rise, a new Labor Department report showed Thursday. In fresh data that adds fire to a growing debate over income inequality, the department said that Americans on average saw income decline […]

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Salaried Women Over 50 Plan Not to Retire

Posted on April 7, 2015

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By Kerry Hannon When I ask my working girlfriends when they plan to retire, or if they plan to retire, I usually get a quizzical look — and then a shrug. Most of them are in their 50s and 60s and they all seem to think the notion of not working for pay is rather […]

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Stop the Military Robots

Posted on April 7, 2015

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A new global campaign to persuade nations to ban “killer robots” before they reach the production stage is to be launched in the United Kingdom by a group of academics, pressure groups and Nobel peace prize laureates. Robot warfare and autonomous weapons, the next step from unmanned drones, are already being worked on by scientists […]

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Big Bank Bust: Layoffs

Posted on April 1, 2015

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Top European and U.S. banks axed 59,000 jobs last year as they restructured and cut costs, with headcount expected to shrink further in Europe as bosses strive to improve profitability that has been hit hard by tougher regulation. Lenders have also sold or shut businesses to narrow their focus to avoid falling foul of regulators […]

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Gallup Poll: “What, Me Worry?” Not About Global Warming

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2015

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This is a great April Fool’s story. It’s true, but the global warmers wish it were a trick. Americans are not buying the global warming story. We have had 25 years of alarms from the anti-growth hypesters, but Americans have tuned them out. “What, me worry?” Not lately. The latest Gallup poll reveals no change […]

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Cable News: No One Is Watching

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2015

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The ratings for cable TV news shows are out. They are all losers. None of them begins to rival the Drudge Report. Here is a story from a site that takes cable TV news seriously. Talk about a tale of two cable news networks. With its 53rd consecutive quarter total audience win, Fox News Channel […]

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Face Scans Reveal Life Expectancy

Posted on April 1, 2015

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By Dennis Thompson Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends. Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, a Chinese research team reports in the March 31 […]

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