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Can you say "EXTORTION"???

It's despicable that some landlords would stoop this low to line their pockets.

More and more tenants are reporting that landlords are threatening them with deportation in attempts to raise rent, evict, or simply avoid fixing things in their units.

Citylab reports that many attorneys are juggling cases in which landlords feel empowered to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement to handle their evictions, especially in areas around California where rent prices have skyrocketed as tech-related gentrification takes over...


Threats of arrests by ICE have supposedly increased drastically since the election. A policy advocate at the Western Center on Law & Poverty, Jith Meganathan, told Citylab, “We have somewhere between two-and-a-half million and three million undocumented individuals living in California, most of whom are renters. Unscrupulous landlords are taking advantage of their knowledge of that fact to deprive tenants of their legal rights.”

These fears also affect how people fearing immigration officials report other crimes, for example instances of domestic abuse. Lawyers have reported losing cases as victims fear being rounded up at the courthouse. This fear is not unfounded. In fact, the Associated Press reports that “sexual assaults reported by Latinos in Los Angeles have dropped 25 percent, and domestic violence reports by Latinos have decreased by 10 percent compared to the same period last year.”


Bradenton, Fla., police officer hailed for pistol whipping burglar rather than using deadly force

The cop would have been justified in firing his weapon after the man lunged at him and allegedly tried to gouge his eyes but the officer chose to strike the suspect with it instead.

“I feel I would have been justified in shooting him, but deadly force is to be used as the last resort, and I had one other resort I could use and I used it,” Lt. William Weldon explained. ” If that resort didn’t work then there’s a chance I [would have] used lethal force.”

“Anytime that you can get into a fight like this and walk away, and you both walk away, its always a good day,” said Weldon.


Marshaw Lynch could become an Oakland Raider

Whoops, I mean a Las Vegas Raider!

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who is reportedly entertaining thoughts of a comeback, is visiting his hometown Oakland Raiders on Wednesday, and an NFL source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that a deal between the Raiders and Lynch "eventually will happen."

Former NFL punter Pat McAfee first reported the meeting for Barstool Sports while other reports said the Seahawks, who still retain Lynch's rights, have granted permission for the visit.

Lynch, who last played in 2015, turns 31 on April 22. He has rushed for 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons, though injury limited him to seven games in 2015, when he averaged 3.8 yards per carry.


Does Major League Baseball have a "superstar problem"?

As in, there are none, at least not among the most popular athletes in the world. It's the subject of a fascinating article by ESPN based on polling of 6,000 fans, asking them who are their favorite athletes. Out of the top 50, only three were MLB players and all three are retired (or dead): Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth and Pete Rose!

Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs' first baseman, was the top player on the list among active MLB players, reaching 51st spot.

The NFL, by comparison, had 15 active players in the top 50.

The article indicates that similar polling in done earlier in 2016 showed similar results, with only one active MLB player cracking the top 50 (David Ortiz).

Now, there are some true statistical stars playing the game today who could be categorized as "superstars" on their way to potential first ballot Hall of Fame careers (Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Nolan Arenado, Jose Altuve, Bryce Harper, etc.).

There's also the key attendance numbers to look at, and the turnout at stadiums across the country generally doesn't indicate any sort of crisis due to a lack of "superstars." MLB overall attendance was down 1.1 per cent last year compared to 2015, but it still ranked as the 11th highest season on record for putting butts in seats. That said, attendance was at a record high in 2007, before the recession.

But it does beg the question of whether MLB has a marketing failure on its hands for not having higher-profile "superstars" like a Lebron James. What do y'all think?


A "mature" prank that will leave you all wet...


Cute old couple!

Dogs making friends with dolphins

I spotted a news story from Australia about a Golden retriever swimming after a dolphin. The dolphin literally swims circles around the eager dog. When I searched for this video on YouTube, I couldn't find it, but others ones came up with similar circumstances, so here's a bunch of them (and a link to the story):


Trump donates first-quarter salary to National Parks Service

Will be used to maintain historic battlefield sites -- like the site of the infamous Bowling Green Masscare!

President Trump will donate his first three months of salary to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday.

"The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary to a government entity," Spicer said at Monday's briefing.

Spicer handed a check for $78,333.32 for the National Park Service to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Spicer said the paycheck starts from Jan. 20, when Trump took office, until now.

At Monday's briefing, Zinke said the donation will go to the maintaining historic battlefield sites.
During the campaign, Trump vowed that he wouldn’t take the presidency's $400,000 annual salary if elected, and he repeated that promise after his victory in November.


Rob Gronkowski an active participant in Wrestlemania

Gronk has said he would like to become a professional wrestler in the WWE when his NFL days are through. He got a little taste of it tonight at Wrestlemania in Orlando.

Cubs are the favorites to win the World Series in 2017, according to Vegas

Back to back?

The Cubs, who open against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Sunday night (ESPN), are 7-2 favorites at Westgate, followed by the Indians at 5-1 after opening at 12-1.

And here's the rest of the pack:

Boston Red Sox; 7-1

Los Angeles Dodgers; 7-1

Washington Nationals; 10-1

Houston Astros; 10-1

New York Mets; 12-1

San Francisco Giants; 14-1

Toronto Blue Jays; 25-1

Seattle Mariners; 25-1

Texas Rangers; 30-1

St. Louis Cardinals; 30-1

New York Yankees; 30-1

Baltimore Orioles; 40-1

Detroit Tigers; 40-1

Los Angeles Angels; 40-1

Colorado Rockies; 50-1

Kansas City Royals; 60-1

Pittsburgh Pirates; 60-1

Miami Marlins; 80-1

Tampa Bay Rays; 80-1

Atlanta Braves; 80-1

Arizona Diamondbacks; 100-1

Minnesota Twins; 100-1

Oakland Athletics; 100-1

Philadelphia Phillies; 100-1

Cincinnati Reds; 300-1

Milwaukee Brewers; 300-1

Chicago White Sox; 500-1

San Diego Padres; 500-1



Pre-washing dishes before putting them in the dish washer. Where do you stand?

Some people I know just load the dishwasher without hesitation. Others stand at the sink, wiping away remnants of meals and then put practically clear plates and bowls in the dishwasher.

Which type are you?

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