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Several Atlantic City Casinos closing and laying people off….

Now, with Revel Casino Hotel set to close after the Labor Day weekend and Trump Plaza shutting two weeks later, it is clear that the industry that revived Atlantic City can no longer sustain it. The three casinos have warned state officials that they will be laying off more than 6,500 workers — about one-fourth of all the casino employees in the state.

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Burger King jointing the companies trying to duck US taxes….

They have announced that they are buying a Canadian company, which means that they could stay home but ‘move’ their headquarters (Yea, Right ) to Canada to escape a good amount of US corporate taxes….

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2014 Emmy’s…..Nominees and Winners….

Drama series

WINNER: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

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Larry Sabato @ Politico on the Senate/House and Governors…8/25/14

At the moment, there are 11 Senate contests (two seats held by Republicans, nine by Democrats) with polling margins of less than 10 points, so history suggests Democrats might be expected to win just three or four of those contests, with three victories giving Republicans a one-seat majority and four wins leaving Democrats in power via a 50-50 tie and Vice President Joe Biden’s tie-breaking vote.

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Political Roundup for August 25th, 2014…About that NH Poll with Scott close to Shaheen?…Red Racing Horses

NH-Sen: Normally I’d leave this to the afternoon roundup since it revolves around a poll, but the story here is how the poll has shaken up the race. A recent UNH poll has this Senate election at 46-44 Shaheen, which is considerably closer than what other polls have shown recently, and it’s sparked a whole set of stories about Brown closing in. This is surprising given that it’s a single poll from UNH (a notoriously wild pollster), but it has caused people to look closer at an election most pundits had relegated to “Likely D”.

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Middle East Update 8/25/14…Syria warns against ISIS air strikes…Egypt and UAE do airstrikes in Libya…

Syria warned the United States on Monday not to extend its air war against radical Islamist militants into Syria, saying that it would regard any attempt to do so as an act of “aggression.”

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Nothing on Ferguson from Hillary…..

Hillary Clinton ignored reporters’ questions about the racial conflict in Ferguson in Missouri on Sunday at the end of a book-signing event in Westhampton, a vacation enclave near her rented summer house.

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Police body camera’s help everybody….

What happens when police wear cameras isn’t simply that tamper-proof recording devices provide an objective record of an encounter—though some of the reduction in complaints is apparently because of citizens declining to contest video evidence of their behavior—but a modification of the psychology of everyone involved.

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Northern California has a 6.0 to 6.1Earth quake …Strongest in 25 years…

PHOTO: This photo from Alexander Simenstad shows the fire department on the scene after a reported 6.0 earthquake in Napa, Calif., Aug. 24, 2014.
California Earthquake Leaves Burning Homes, Customers Without Power

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Nassau County LI school camera tickets ‘forgiven’….

Amnesty has been declared for school-zone speed camera tickets issued in Nassau County this summer—meaning ticket recipients can rip their citations up and anyone who paid a fine will be refunded.

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The 2016 Democratic Primary Calendar is out…..

The nomination SHOULD bewailed down by ‘you know who’ by sundown March 1, 2016……

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Only 35 percent of New York voters want to legalize marijuana for personal use…Poll

A new Quinnipiac University issues poll finds only 35 percent of state voters want to legalize marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent are game with legalizing it for medical use only and 19 percent say marijuana should not be legal.

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Open Thread for August 23, 2014….Why I stopped reading Gates’ new book ‘Duty’

In his book he constantly had to second judge others who knew little about the Middle East and even less about how to take care of the men and women sent in harms way….

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Support grows for Ferguson Cop…..

An online fund-raising drive for the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed African-American teenager to death on Aug. 9 surpassed $300,000 by Saturday afternoon, as dozens of people gathered at a St. Louis pub to rally on the lawman’s behalf.

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Russian ‘Aid’ convoy returns to Russia….

By swiftly returning the trucks to Russia on Saturday, the Kremlin seemed to seize an opportunity to make its detractors in Kiev and the West appear alarmist.Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the goals all along had been strictly humanitarian…..

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Rick Perry arrest mug shot T-Shirts for sale…..

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) federal PAC is giving away T-shirts with his mug shot plastered on the front to supporters who donate $25 to the group.

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