YIKES: Brazilian police greet tourists with ‘Welcome to Hell’ sign at Rio airport #Olympicfeverzika

I believe the only modern Olympics to make money were the 1984 LA Games. Generally speaking the Olympics are an economic hole. Tossing such a burden onto the back of a developing country like Brazil while it finds itself mired in the worst economic depression in a century might not be such a good idea. (They did ask for it of course.) Heck, even some of the athletes are bailing on Rio at this point.

(From The Independent)

Some 300 police held a rally on Monday rallied to protest unpaid wages and unsatisfactory working conditions.

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Telemundo Stages Protesters At #NeverTrump Protest In San Diego (VIDEO)

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As we have said many times before we at ACC are generally for immigration. We are a “nation of immigrants” as is oft repeated. I am of Italian and Irish descent for the record. We are also completely neutral on the presidential election and all elections. But we do focus on cronyism and crony media is a big problem.

Below we see how narratives are crafted. There are perhaps 50 protesters max in this shot, yet the videographer stages his shot to create the impression of many more.

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1968 REDUX? Democrat establishment scared of Bernie’s people, Boxer, Feinstein, Reid freaking out

Chicago 1968, Philly 2016?

Check out what Barbara Boxer had to say about the dissent in Nevada;

“I was not able to stop these people for doing what they did,” Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told CNN. “Apparently they’ve done it before. …. This group of about 100 were very vocal, and I can’t describe it — disrespectful doesn’t even explain it, it was worse than that.”

That sure sounds like “round ’em up”

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Americans are increasingly aware of crony capitalism, and it is changing politics as we know it

Crony capitalism is a concept with which the typical informed American voter is now familiar. We are very proud of our contribution to this awakening and it is gratifying to see candidates of all stripes having to defend their current crony arrangements with donors, past crony deals, or alternatively to see them go on the attack against cronyism. That Cruz won the Iowa Caucuses despite an explicitly anti-ethanol subsidy stance is no small feat.

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Small Victory: DC decides to void 2800 parking tickets written during snow emergency

2 days ago we reported that Washington DC went on a parking ticket writing spree during the recent blizzard. The city took the storm as an opportunity to generate cash, over $1 million in fines. We argued that maybe instead of going nuts on the ticket writing front the District should have instead been more lenient if anything during a time when parking was severely restricted due to the piles and piles of snow.

We apparently weren’t the only ones who thought this and as such the city has voided many of the snow storm parking tickets.

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