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‘Point Break’ 2017: Robbers sport Trump masks in Italy






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If you want to hide in plain sight, put on a mask of the most talked about man in the world. 

That seems to have been the logic of two robbers near Turin, Italy (also sort of the logic of the surfer-robbers in the movie Point Break), whom police have reportedly accused of stealing around $117,000 from a series of banks. 

In the video below, you can see one of the two Trump mask-wearing robbers cover up a security camera (apparently not realizing he was visible on a separate camera) before attaching some kind of explosive to a machine full of cash.  Read more…

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The ACLU is way too busy for your hamburger debates






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I have very strong opinions about hamburgers. I have argued about what makes a good hamburger at bars, backyard BBQs, and on the internet. 

But I also know it’s totally inconsequential stuff compared to, say, the Trump administration’s travel ban. Or his assault on health care. Also, just the general state of democracy in America. 

That’s the kind of stuff the American Civil Liberties Union deals with. So don’t bother the group with your hamburger debates. 

Obviously, the woman who alerted the ACLU was just joking. But she still felt guilty.  Read more…

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Veteran scoutmaster scolds Trump in scathing tweetstorm






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“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” Donald Trump said Monday.

Funny he should ask that, because Trump talked a lot about politics during his speech Monday at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

That angered a veteran scout leader, who said Trump made his appearance in front of about 30,000 Boy Scouts all about himself.

Ted Genoways‏, a scoutmaster whose family has had close ties to the Boy Scouts of America for decades, delivered a scathing tweetstorm after Trump used the occasion to once again to take aim at the press, political rivals, and Obamacare in his speech. Read more…

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Everyone is tweeting the Boy Scouts values after Trump turns jamboree into full-blown political rally






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A Boy Scout is, apparently, trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. 

That’s according to the Scout values that many are citing in contrast with President Trump’s speech at Monday’s Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The president, who wasn’t a Boy Scout, turned the event into one of his political rallies after he said he wasn’t going to talk about politics.

He went from “who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” to taking on health care, winning the electoral college, draining the swamp, fake news, New York cocktail parties, and the sexual proclivities of old rich men for good measure.  Read more…

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After all that, Amazon’s Whole Foods deal may be delayed






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It could be a while before your local Whole Foods starts recognizing your Prime membership.

A raft of regulatory questions may delay the $13.7-billion mega-merger between Amazon and the supermarket chain as Democratic lawmakers and government officials raise antitrust concerns.

Whole Foods told its investors in June that the deal was expected to close late this year, but the companies reportedly warned that it could take until May of 2018.

The most recent potential roadblock came last week when the Federal Trade Commission began looking into a complaint claiming that the comparison prices Amazon uses to demonstrate savings to customers are misleading. No formal probe has been launched, but a source said the agency is working fast to meet a deadline in case it decides to take the next step towards one.   Read more…

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Trump’s flawless sketch of the NYC skyline is now set for auction






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Do you have 9,000 extra dollars and *extremely phlegmy cough* singular taste in art? Wonderful — please be the one to buy Donald Trump’s line drawing of the NYC skyline.

Trump originally created this flawless sketch for a 2005 auction benefitting a global literacy initiative. (Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner, and John McCain also contributed work.) You can tell he spent a lot of time on the drawing because some buildings have triangle roofs and some do not.

Now, 12 years later, the drawing — which Trump signed with a golden big boy marker — is listed by Nate D. Sanders Auctions as a “rare original artwork by the president.” Sadly, that is true. Read more…

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Obama shut down Scaramucci so hard in 2010 he’s probably still shook






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It’s been less than a week since Anthony Scaramucci was announced as President Donald Trump’s new White House Communications Director, but curious internet users have already started digging into the The Mooch’s past.

In addition to some of Scaramucci’s deleted anti-Trump tweets, Twitter sleuths have also uncovered a particularly cringeworthy 2010 interaction between The Mooch and former POTUS Barack Obama, in which Scaramucci presses Obama about Wall Street. And let’s just say The Mooch pretty much got owned…

From 2010: Scaramucci says Obama is beating up on him and Wall Street friends “like a piñata.”

Watch how Obama respondspic.twitter.com/o8sjsSRSMW

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