In one sense,Confessions of Congressman X is a profoundly odd document. In another, it’s one of the least surprising books you’ll ever read. Congress’s approval rating currently sits at18 percent. This number is up considerably from the all-time low of 9 percent Gallup recorded in November 2013, but it’s still nothing for anyone in Congress to crow about. The American people, by and large, aren’t stupid. They understand there are serious, fundamental problems with the way the country is governed. For what it’s worth, that sentiment is certainly shared by people tasked with actually doing the job of legislating. Confessions […]
Myrtle Lewis almost lost her home to a predatory bank headed by Steven Mnuchinwhos now the presumptive GOP nominees chief fundraiser. Heres how she emerged victorious.”> Happy 105th Birthday Mud Dear, the inscription read. Lewis was still alive and still in her home three years ago when a bank headed by Steven Mnuchin sought to seize the house on a legal technicality involving briefly lapsed insurance and a reverse mortgage. Trump being the presidential candidate who promises to Make America Great Again and to win so often in so many ways that we will become sick of winning. A man […]
BMX, 41, killed himself in South Carolina in February, and doctors say riders brain had classic signs of CTE Dave Mirra, according to ESPN. Mirra is the first BMX rider to be diagnosed with CTE, a disease tied to repeated brain trauma and associated with symptoms such as memory loss, depression and progressive dementia. Mirra was found dead in Greenville, South Carolina on 4 February from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The tau protein deposits found in Mirras brain were indistinguishable from the kind that have been found in the brains of former football and hockey players with CTE, Dr Lili-Naz […]
Another damning quote about the sport of football just hit the airwaves — and this time the words were uttered by one of the NFL’s own. Asked whether standout wide receiver Sammy Watkins is too “injury prone,” Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley suggested Tuesday morning that the problem doesn’t lie with the 22-year-old, but with the sport itself. “It’s the game of football. Injuries are part of it,” Whaley said on WGR 550 radio. “It’s a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play. “ Per Adam Schefter, Watkins is slated to skip the Bills’ […]
Adele is set to score a 90m payday with Sony putting her in the same league as the likes of Robbie Williams and REM. But do deals like this ever pay off for the labels? Adele new 90m deal with Sony which, if true, would make it the most lucrative record contract for both a British artist and a female pop star ever. But, while Adele could soon be rolling in the deep pockets, how well have other mega-money records deals paid off? REM $80m (55m) Warner Bros, 1996 Why they paid it: In August, 1996, REM were the biggest […]
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