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In The News – Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 20 2014 8:00AM
  • Santa Monica sushi restaurant pleads guilty to selling meat from endangered Sei whale. Wonder if this restaurant is owned by Elliot Mainway?

  • There’s hope for old guys. Apparently old guys can still learn. There’s hope for me. I’ve been wanting to learn how to speak Spanish.

  • For some reason the media doesn’t seem to think the Gruber videos are newsworthy. How surprising! The University of Rhode Island removed a Gruber video after it went viral. Again, how surprising!

  • Wal-Mart’s decision to meet pricing was greeted as a major initiative, particularly in competing against Amazon and other online e-tailers. A few less than scrupulous shoppers figured out how to scam them, buying PlayStation 4’s for about 25% of the retail price. Bet their cashiers get a crash course on how to spot this stuff. It’s pretty easy to spot the age group likely to do this. I noticed that no one tried to buy a riding lawnmower using this scam.

  • Ralph Acampora has been around a long time, currently with Altaira Limited. He believes stocks are likely to move up into the end of the year. His target is 2100 on the S&P 500. He’s looking for small and midcap stocks to confirm.

  • How People’s Political Passions Distort Their Sense of Reality. This only applies to progressive liberals, of course. A new study finds that deeply held beliefs can undermine rationality: When confronted with solutions that challenge deeply held values, people may be inclined to disbelieve the problem.” We’ve all seen this response. Read the article. Very interesting.

  • Ran across a great quote from the Bambini, Babe Ruth showing what a humanitarian he really was and how concerned he was for his fellow man. Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think it is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” That should be inspiring to all of us.

  • The Rev. Sharpton answers the New York Times. He calls it “misleading and completely out of context”. The context seemed pretty clear to me. They accused him of being a crook.

  • Here’s an update on Jonathan Gruber in case you’ve been out of the country for the last few weeks. Incredible. Infuriating! And on another note, when you’ve lost Jon Stewart…..Interestingly, he’s one of the few in the media who seems to deem this issue important or who is willing to risk offending the administration.

  • You’ve heard of the old adage that you have to ask for the order. Here’s a pretty good pep talk on the subject.