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Pinal County sheriff warns people about cartel assassins

Source: AZFamily.com CH3

Posted: May 23, 2016 3:32 PM
Updated: May 23, 2016 6:20 PM
By Catherine Holland

PINAL COUNTY, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) -
If you're planning to camp, hike, bike or ride ATVs in or around Pinal County this Memorial Day weekend, Sheriff Paul Babeu has a warning for you -- you could be risking your life.

"Sheriff Babeu has been made aware of the high probability that Mexican Drug Cartels are sending 'Sicarios,' groups of professional assassins, to confront and kill rival 'rip-crews' who are stealing their drugs during transit along smuggling corridors in and around Pinal County," according to a news alert from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

There are back roads, campsites and trails along those known smuggling corridors in the western part of the county.

The potential danger in mind, Babeu is warning people to "be very cautious and consider carrying a firearm when in these wilderness areas."



Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/story/32044885/pinal-county-sheriff-warns-people-about-cartel-assassins



You may remember Sheriff Paul Babeu from a few years ago when he was outed as gay after he broke up with his illegal immigrant boyfriend

He's currently running for Arizona Congressional District 1 as a Republican


Can anyone explain why Bernie gets more enthusiastic response

When he slams Hillary and the Democratic powers that be than when he tries to go after Trump?

At least it seemed like it in California tonight

Is anyone expecting the BoB's to fall in line after the convention

Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals

Source: NYTimes.com

BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead.

The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward.

Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died.

“The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals.

The economic crisis in this country has exploded into a public health emergency, claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans. It is just part of a larger unraveling here that has become so severe it has prompted President Nicolás Maduro to impose a state of emergency and has raised fears of a government collapse.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/world/americas/dying-infants-and-no-medicine-inside-venezuelas-failing-hospitals.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0



This must be more of that right-wing fake reporting because not a peep from our friends Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore and Danny Glover

And you know if it was true they would be making relief flights into the stricken areas

I mean they're not just all about face time for the cameras when it's convenient are they?

Apple Just Invested $1 Billion In Uber's Chinese Rival

Forget building a car, Apple decided to jump into the ride-sharing wars.

On Friday morning in China, Didi Kuaidi announced a $1 billion investment from Apple as part of their ongoing massive funding round. Didi is the largest taxi-hailing and ride-sharing app in China, where it competes in a fierce billion-dollar battle with Uber for control of the most populous country in the world. Bringing Apple into the fray gives Didi a huge strategic American partner to continue that fight.

As for Apple, this investment is a sharp departure from the company’s history of minor acquisitions, with the exception of Beats in 2014. Unlike Google and Microsoft, the Cupertino computing giant has not generally invesedt in minority ownership stakes in private tech companies.

However, an investment in Didi could help Apple CEO Tim Cook put some of his massive cash reserves to better use, especially the money stashed overseas it has refused to repatriate. It also represents a new strategy of seeking growth just as Apple’s iPhone sales fell for the first time last quarter. Cook has begun to discuss Apple as a services company rather than just a hardware maker too–and ride-sharing could fall into that category.


That was a lot of llEs and l-Phones

http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2016/05/12/apple-just-invested-1-billion-in-ubers-chinese-rival/#2f52175b4872

Tesla throws cold water on its own hype by admitting huge risks in building the Model 3

Here's a dose of reality about Tesla's heavily hyped mass-market Model 3 electric car: The company hasn't yet finalized the design for the Model 3, hasn't selected its parts suppliers, isn't sure it can produce and deliver the car in volume and on time, and still needs to do "extensive testing" to make sure the car can meet quality standards and government regulations.

If Tesla Motors can't resolve any or all of these issues, the company will be in trouble. Specifically, its "brand, business, prospects, financial condition and operating results could be materially damaged."

“We may experience delays in realizing our projected timelines and cost and volume targets for the production, launch and ramp of our Model 3 vehicle.
— Tesla Motors outlines the risks in its Model 3 rollout


These warnings don't come from a disgruntled onlooker, but from the one source immune to Tesla hype: its own financial reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company's latest quarterly report, issued Tuesday, bristles with risk disclosures that provide a counterweight of realism to the breathless claims the company makes when it doesn't have to swear to them.

For instance, in a first-quarter "update" issued to customers and shareholders on May 4, Tesla reported having received more than 325,000 deposits for the Model 3 at $1,000 each. Based on the projected retail price of $35,000 plus add-ons, this implied $14 billion in future sales, "making the Model 3 introduction the biggest consumer product launch ever."

Tuesday's quarterly report, however, reminds shareholders that the Model 3 doesn't yet exist in final form and hasn't, in fact, been launched. Until at least late 2017, the earliest date when the cars can start coming off the production line, the model is subject to "unanticipated deviations from the expected price point, vehicle features or performance characteristics." Translation: The Model 3 might cost more than $35,000 and not quite deliver the acceleration or driving range claimed at the March 31 announcement event.


I'll wait for a finished product myself

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-tesla-admits-20160511-snap-story.html

If you got this in your DU mailbox would you alert the administrators as I just did?

From: GOPblows431



Just asking
Maybe it's normal behavior here
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