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Were 'Real Housewives' Stars Targeted For Prosecution Because Of Their Celebrity?

By Kelly Phillips Erb, Contributor

A target. That’s how the attorney for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa Giudice and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice characterized the couple after their indictment on bankruptcy fraud and other charges (Giuseppe faces additional charges for failing to file tax returns). Attorney Henry Klingeman says that the pair is being prosecuted because she’s a celebrity. …read more

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Jose Arango, New Jersey GOP Leader, Compares Female Lt. Gov. Candidate To His Secretary

By The Huffington Post News Editors

A county Republican Party chairman in New Jersey had some harsh words this week for Hispanic labor leader Milly Silva, the newly tapped running mate of the state’s Democratic candidate for governor.

“Poor thing,” Jose Arango, the chairman, said of Silva, who is the executive vice president of labor union SEIU 1199. “It’s like picking my secretary. She’s a very nice person. The union likes her, but even in the union she’s vice president. She hasn’t been a committeewoman.”

Arango added, “It’s like the guy in CVS with no expertise who suddenly gets promoted to pharmacist. It’s like the guy saying, ‘I work at CVS, I can be the pharmacist.'”

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Video: Rand Paul Gets Feisty With “King Of Bacon” Chris Christie

By NewsEditor

The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned that the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy.

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Read This: Lack of 35mm film, replacement parts putting hurt on America's drive-ins [w/poll]

By Damon Lowney

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Drive-in movie theaters turn 80 years old this summer, and, soon, they might die of old age. There are only 360 drive-in theaters left in the US – down from 4,000 at their peak in 1958 – and the 35-millimeter film projectors that they use to screen movies are quickly losing support from studios, which have switched to digital methods of capturing pictures.

Remember the four-foot poles with speakers built in? You’d pull your car up to it, park, and open your windows to listen to the movie. Well, there’s only one company left that makes parts for those speakers, and they don’t support surround sound. And the cost to upgrade the projectors to digital systems is prohibitively expensive. James Kopp, manager at the Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City, Virginia, says he was quoted nearly $140,000 to make the switch to digital, The Washington Post reports.

Pennsauken, New Jersey, was the first US city to build a drive-in, yet there are no more of them in the state. As gloomy as it looks, there are drive-ins trying to make the switch to digital projection systems, and there are ones that already have. But as drive-ins fall further from our minds, the question is, do people care?

Read The Washington Post article, and tell us what you think in the poll below.

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Lack of 35mm film, replacement parts putting hurt on America’s drive-ins [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Governor Of New Jersey Is A Traitor

By Allan Erickson

Chris Christie SC 1024x781 The governor of New Jersey is a traitor

If it is true that conservatives (i.e. patriots) must unify to defeat Obot forces arrayed to destroy America, then the governor of New Jersey is a sellout at best, a traitor more likely.  Defenders of liberty, which depends upon America’s founding principles, ought to be outraged.

Gov. Chris Christie, the latest Democrat in Lincoln clothing, last week called Sen. Rand Paul’s thinking on national security and civil rights “dangerous.”  He condemned Paul and others for engaging in “esoteric, intellectual debates” critical of government surveillance and the war on terrorism.

In doing so, Christie continues his tradition of holding hands with Obama and schmoozing for position in view of 2016.  If debating security versus liberty and working to strike the appropriate balance is a heady discussion confined to a small group with special knowledge (the definition of “esoteric”), then Christie must believe that most Americans are too dumb and too uninformed to participate; and Sen. Paul’s efforts to enlighten The People amounts to a misguided and dangerous endeavor.   This makes Christie an arrogant elitist.  No wonder his finds Obama kindred.

Strange to learn the governor sides with Obama against efforts to preserve liberty and in favor of policies that shred the Constitution, as if The People are accessories.  Why? Christie makes the age-old mistake: he trusts human nature.  He believes if government is given enormous power, it will use that power to protect us, not turn on us.  History contradicts this illusion time and again, and the Founders made clear.  This is precisely why the core of Americanism is limited government: a central government restrained by the rule of law, the consent of the governed, and three co-equal branches checking and balancing the power of each branch.  Sen. Paul understands human nature and the core of Americanism.

Sen. Paul took to the floor of the Senate not long ago, filibustering for 13 hours, challenging Obama on the use of drones, and forcing the president to issue a statement promising not to kill Americans with drones on American soil.  Killing Americans overseas is something Obama reserves as a presidential prerogative.  Indeed, Obama has been responsible for killing civilians overseas using drones, many hundreds, perhaps thousands of men, women, and children.  But you’ll never hear about that on MSNBC or from the press office of the New Jersey governor.

Sen. Paul has also challenged the Obama/Christie idea that the federal government has a right to spy on citizens.  He has simply called for review and appropriate adjustments to accomplish the dual purposes of protecting American liberty and providing for national defense.  Overreach by the NSA and other agencies under the control of a man like Obama are sufficient reasons for alarm, and significant majorities agree with Sen. Paul and others who work to strike the right balance.

Christie appears only interested in working to promote his political career, even if it means attacking those he should be working with in the interest of saving the country.  Instead, he appears at the GOP nominating convention to egotistically engage self-promotion …read more

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Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice Free On $500K Bond

By The Huffington Post News Editors

NEWARK, N.J. — Two stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” were released on $500,000 bond each after making initial court appearances Tuesday on federal fraud charges.

Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, were ordered to surrender their passports and to confine their travels to New Jersey and New York. Joe Giudice could be deported to Italy if convicted because he is not a U.S. citizen.

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Low Taxes Earn Florida No. 1 Rank In Wealth Migration

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Florida SC Low Taxes Earn Florida No. 1 Rank in Wealth Migration

This article was originally published by watchdog.org.

A new study by Travis H. Brown called “How Money Walks” explores how people and money migrate from one state to another. And although the exact causes are difficult to nail down, one thing is clear: Americans are moving from high-tax and heavily regulated states to low-tax states with less regulation.

That’s according to the data Brown gathered from the Internal Revenue Service Division of Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Since 1992, no other state has benefited more from wealth migration than Florida.

An estimated $95.6 billion poured into the state economy, dwarfing Arizona’s next highest gain of $28 billion.

Almost half of Florida’s capital influx came by way of New York, New Jersey and Illinois.

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'Real Housewives' Stars Indicted On Bankruptcy, Fraud And Tax Charges

By Kelly Phillips Erb, Contributor

Things are about to get even more real for two of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, of the Bravo reality TV show were indicted today on 39 counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The charges, which were handed down by a federal grand jury also include separate charges for Giuseppe Giudice for failure to file federal income tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008. …read more

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Report: Indian Grand Prix in jeopardy?

By Brandon Turkus

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BBC Sport is reporting that Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One boss and indicted briber, has said the Indian Grand Prix will “probably not” happen in 2014. The race, which takes place at the purpose-built Buddh International Circuit, is in danger due to a combination of reasons, including Ecclestone’s desire to move India from its current slot in October to the beginning of the season, in March or April.

According to the BBC, this is to accommodate a schedule envisioned by Ecclestone that adds races in Austria, New Jersey and Russia, in addition to the current 19-race calendar. Why the shuffle, though? The teams aren’t too excited about a longer season, and Ecclestone is hoping that by moving India to the start of the season, with China, Malaysia and the season opener in Australia, he can knock out four of the seven Asia-Pacific-region races in one fell swoop.

This poses a problem for India, though, as it’d be forced to run a race in October of 2014 and then do the whole thing over again in six or seven months. According to the head of India’s motorsports federation, Vicky Chandhok, that doesn’t give the country enough recovery time, with Chandhok going so far as to say the early season date “would be impossible for us in terms of finances and resources.”

There’s also a dustup over India’s import tax, that could hamper this year’s race. The Indian government is attempting to tax teams on their Indian earnings rather than on their profits, which would result in teams having to paying considerably more in taxes.

2013 marks only the third F1 race at the Buddh Circuit. But if Bernie doesn’t get his way, and the tax issues aren’t sorted, the track could go the way of Turkey’s Istanbul Park, another circuit built solely to attract F1, that lasted a mere six seasons before being dropped from the calendar.

Indian Grand Prix in jeopardy? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Rush Holt, New Jersey U.S. Senate Candidate: ‘Millions Will Die’ Due To Climate Change

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Climate change is becoming a heated issue in New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election.

“On climate change, either we take real action, or millions will die,” Democratic Senate candidate Rush Holt candidly told voters in an Internet-only campaign ad released Monday.

The spot was promptly criticized by Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, who called the ad “outrageous.” Holt and Lonegan are competing in an Aug. 13 primary for the seat left vacant by U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), who died last month.

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crawl space girder sagging

By iuecbrad

Hello everyone, my name is brad and I am new to this forum. I live in New Jersey and just bought a 15 year old home last Friday. I have to do a couple of things to the house to make it acceptable, like replace the furnace, air conditioner and water heater, along with putting a new roof on it. thank GOD I got it at a really good price. so here is my problem with the girder. when the inspector was checking out the house he noticed that the front corner of the house slants, and you can even feel it when you walk to that protion of the house. He told me that the girder that was used to support the floor rafters was undersized and spanned too far between supports. the question I have is, can I just sister a beam to both sides of this girder once I get it level or do I need to dig a footing and build up a whole new support in between the two existing supports? Any help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated!

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Online Gambling Verification Is All About Location, Location, Location

By Daniel Tack, Contributor

With mobile gaming becoming a major player as smartphones transform into tablets and online gambling experiencing a resurgence with legislature in states like New Jersey, location verification services may be positioned for a big play.  In the games industry you’re always hearing about the transition to games as a service, and now we’ve had a chance to chat with Rip Gerber, CEO of Locaid, about “Location-as-a-Service” (LaaS) and its role in the future of online gambling. …read more

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