Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA

March 12, 2018

… National Rifle Association, inherited from banks that Wells took over. The San Francisco-based Wells Fargo created a $28 million line of credit for the NRA and operates the primary accounts for the pro-Second Amendment group, financial documents show. Following the Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high-school that left 17 dead, retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. have implemented stricter gun rules, such as increasing the age necessary to buy one, and some …


Trump Suggests Bonuses for Gun-Trained Teachers, Praises the NRA

February 28, 2018

… Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, told a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday that he opposed arming teachers. Trump on Thursday tried to explain his rationale for arming school staff members. “History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes,” Trump tweeted. “It takes police & first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes to get to site of crime. Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive. GREAT …


Delta and United Join Companies Dumping the NRA

February 26, 2018

Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. became the latest companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association after a call to boycott the lobbying group became a top trend on Twitter Friday. The online furor continued into the weekend after the NRA’s leaders attacked the media and Democrats, claiming the fallout from last week’s Florida high school massacre was being politicized. One another. Delta and United, two of …


Florida Teachers Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun

February 25, 2018

As Florida teachers grieve over the mass shooting that left 17 students and colleagues dead last week, some of them may be surprised to learn they’ve been helping fund the firearms industry—including the company that made the gun used that bloody Wednesday.  A state pension plan for Florida teachers held 41,129 shares in American Outdoor Brands Co. valued at more than a half-million dollars, according to a Dec. 31 securities filing listing the plan’s …


Hero Coach Jumps In Front Of Bullets To Shield Students During Florida Mass Shooting

February 20, 2018

According to eye-witness reports, the coach, who also worked as a security guard at the school for at least eight years, threw himself in front of bullets to shield students from the gunman. A tribute was paid to Mr. Feis on Twitter after user Angelica Losada declared that he was in a “critical condition” after his heroic act. “This, ladies and gentlemen, if the face of a hero,” she wrote. This is Aaron Feis, a coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which just …


In one fiery speech, a Parkland school shooting survivor shuts down every anti-gun control argument

February 20, 2018

Image: rhona wise/AFP/Getty Images Remember the name Emma Gonzalez. She surely has many more speeches to come. In the aftermath of last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior and survivor stepped up during an anti-gun rally to deliver a fiery speech. Like so many others, Gonzalez is fed up. She’s seen firsthand the desperate need for tighter gun controls, and she understands the political machinations that prevent such changes from …


Senator Calls Trumps Denial of Shithole Comment Not True

… completely,” Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, told Fox News Friday. “We have very good legal immigration in our state." Trump’s remarks were made in a meeting with lawmakers who suggested restoring protections for people from those countries as part of a broader bipartisan agreement on immigration issues, the three people said. The Washington Post first reported Trump’s comments. Shah went on to list the White House’s demands for an agreement …

January 15, 2018

Tech’s Latest Innovation Looks A Lot Like a Social Club

… World's Most Secretive Startup The world's hottest startup isn't located in Silicon Valley–it's in suburban Florida. WIRED explores what Magic Leap's mind-bending technology tells us about the future of virtual reality. More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic Recommended ProductsSociAutomate Lite Harness The Power of Social Media Automation To Get MORE Leads, Sales and Buyers on Complete Autopilot With SociAutomate!WP Suite …

January 13, 2018

The cold is causing frozen iguanas to fall from trees in Florida

(CNN)There’s an iguanocalypse in Florida, or at least that’s what it looks like judging from the photos worried Floridians are posting all over social media. “If it’s just for a day or two they’ll just get to where they’re completely frozen in time. They’re still able to breathe. They’re still able to do bodily functions just very slow,” said Maple. See, at first you probably felt sorry for them, didn’t you? But what …

January 7, 2018

All 50 states vote yes on AT&Ts $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet

… Columbia have officially signed on to FirstNet, a government program operated by AT&T to provide universal emergency response communications across the country. States had until yesterday to officially opt-in or opt-out of the FirstNet system. California, Florida, Mississippi and New York were among the states that waited until the last minute to confirm their participation. This is a major win for AT&T, which officially won the FirstNet contract this past March. The contract stipulated …

January 3, 2018

CNN footage of Trump golfing leaves conservatives furious

… have no clue how much business can be conducted on a golf course,” Flynn Jr. wrote, adding that the determination that 25.6 percent of Trump’s presidency being spent on a golf course was “misleading.” Per pool report, Trump is golfing today in Florida. His 85th day golfing and 111th at a Trump property since becoming president. That means 33.5% of his days as president have been at Trump properties and 25.6% have been spent golfing — Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) …

December 29, 2017

Trump Asks Hows Your 401(k)? But Most Voters Dont Have One

President Source: GAO analysis of 2012 data from Survey of Income and Program Participation and U.S. Census Bureau Note: Each income quartile represents about 25.5 million private-sector workers Trump mentions the stock market almost daily in tweets or public remarks, taking direct credit for record highs by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indexes. But only about 14 percent of U.S. families directly own stocks, an asset class dominated by the country’s top earners, …

December 22, 2017