Top Toys For Christmas 2014

Toys “R” Us’ ‘Fabulous 15′ hot toy list for the 2014 holidays…
Disney Frozen Snow Glow ElsaToysRUs
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile
FurReal Friends Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup
Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car
Imaginext Battle Rover
LeapTV
LEGO FUSION Town Master
Little Live Pets Bird Cage Love Birds Double Pack
MAX Tow Truck
Mutant Mania Mutant Masher
Skylanders Trap Team
TRANSFORMERS Stomp & Chomp GRIMLOCK
Zoomer Dino (Onyx)
Charmazing Color Me Up! Heart Collection

Texas’ Highest Criminal Court Strikes Down Law Against ‘Upskirt’ Photos

Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday (September 17th) struck down a law making it illegal to take “upskirt” photos of women in public, saying that it violated the First Amendment protection of free speech. The state law made it illegal to take photos or videos without the subject’s consent and with intent to, quote, “arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.” But Judge Sharon Keller wrote in her summary court opinion for the 8-1 ruling of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, “Protecting someone who appears in public from being the object of sexual thoughts seems to be the sort of ‘paternalistic interest in regulating the defendant’s mind’ that the First Amendment was designed to guard against.” The ruling did uphold the part of the law against secretly photographing people in private places, like bathrooms and dressing rooms. Jim Harrington of the Texas Civil Liberties Union told radio station WOAI that the law as written was too broad, and said lawmakers should come up with legislation for the problem that would pass constitutional muster. The case involved in the appeal of the law actually involved not upskirt photos, but a man who was taking photos of children in their wet bathing suits at a water park.

 

Americans Disapprove of NFL’s Handling of Domestic Abuse — But Still Watching

A new NBC/Marist poll found that a majority of Americans disapprove of the way the NFL has handled the issue of domestic violence, which blew up with the recent release of the video showing Ray Rice knocking his now-wife unconscious in an elevator earlier this year. But it also found that they’re not letting it stop them from watching the games. In the poll, 53 percent of Americans, and an even higher 57 percent of football fans, said the NFL has mishandled the issue. But nearly 90 percent of NFL fans said the domestic abuse scandals haven’t changed how much football they watch. And despite the fact that some people are calling for Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down, just 29 percent said they think he should be forced to resign.

 

Article: Fed Should’ve Given Money to Americans After Financial Crisis

After the 2008 financial crisis and the following Great Recession, the Federal Reserve enacted policies to bring interest rates to very low levels and has kept them there in an effort to help boost borrowing and spending, and also had bought trillions of dollars in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities with the hope of boosting the housing market to help the economy. But an article in Foreign Affairs from Brown university political economist Mark Blyth and British hedge fund manager Eric Lonergan argues that the Fed could have helped boost the flailing economy better by just giving Americans the money. They say that for the money spent by the Fed on the bond purchases, every family in America could have received a whopping $56,000. Through transfers of money to Americans, the economy would have been more directly boosted through consumer spending instead of trying to help the economy by reinflating the housing market, and they say the Fed would likely have had to spend less money than it did because of the directness of the effect. They also suggest that giving more money to people in lower income households than those in wealthier ones would have had an even greater effect, since they would be more likely to spend the money, and it would also offset rising income inequality. The idea is not a new one, having been suggested in past economic crises over the decades, and in fact in was carried out on a small scale earlier in 2008 before the crisis, when stimulus legislation was passed under President George W. Bush that sent $600 checks to single taxpayers and $1,200 to couples in a bid to boost the economy and either prevent or mitigate a recession.

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Fun stuff from The Magic Morning Show

by Cooper September 17, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper September 16, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper September 16, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper September 15, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper September 11, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper September 10, 2014 Front Page News

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