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Racist D-bag fired from Sunoco

Racist douchbag Adam Bloom was fired from his job at Sunoco for harassing a fellow resident at their Glenridge Community in Winston-Salem, NC on the Fourth of July.

Police were called to settle a dispute over whether a black woman had the right to use her community pool after Bloom stopped her and forced her to show identification. The incident, which was posted on the Facebook page of Jasmine Edwards and had 4 million views, shows Bloom on camera.

You can hear the woman explaining to the police that she was asked for ID, which wasn’t required to enter the pool. She had a community pass.

“Where does it say that I have to show an ID to use my own pool,” you can hear the woman saying on the video.

An attorney representing Bloom, who is a board member for the community’s homeowner’s association, said he was doing his job when he asked for an ID because another knuckleheaded resident had questioned whether the woman was a member of the pool.

According to the lifeguard manager for the pool, both Bloom and the woman who shot the video live in the Glenridge community.

“There’s a keycard to the door to get into the pool,” said Karam Gulkham, a lifeguard manager. “Apparently it was not enough for him. I don’t know why he felt it wasn’t enough.”

The Homeowner’s Association released a statement: “We sincerely regret that an incident occurred yesterday at our community pool that left neighbors feeling racially profiled. In confronting and calling the police on one of our neighbors, the pool chair escalated a situation in a way that does not reflect the inclusive values Glenridge seeks to uphold as a community. We also have re-instituted a sign-in sheet at the pool to make sure no resident feels singled out again.”

The woman was not arrested. It is unclear whether she used the pool. Bloom, who was dubbed #IDAdam on social media, was unavailable for comment. No word on whether or not he has “a lot of black friends” or wonders why he isn’t allowed to use the N-word like “those people” can.

Sunoco, after firing Bloom, released a statement today:

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We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one our employees outside of the workplace. The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighborhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company, and the employee involved is no longer employed by the Company in any respect.

Our core values at Sonoco are built on dignity and respect for all, and we do not condone discrimination of any kind, inside or outside of the workplace. With more than 20,000 employees across the globe of all races, religions, colors and creeds, we value the diverse experiences and perspectives our teammates bring to our company, which make us better each and every day. We are proud of the culture of diversity, inclusion and unity we have fostered over our 119 years; and we take seriously any incidents that do not reflect our values.

On behalf of our more than 20,000 teammates around the world, we extend our sincerest apologies to all who have been hurt by this incident, especially Ms. Edwards and her family.

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At least 40 dead and dozens missing after tourist boat capsized

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for survivors from boat capsizing off Thai resort of Phuket (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

Thai authorities say the death toll in a boat accident off the coast of Phuket has climbed to 33, all of them Chinese nationals.

The chief of the Phuket Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office said Friday evening that the search for another 23 people missing has been called off until morning.

He said the search will resume at 5 a.m. Saturday.

The dead were passengers on a boat that was carrying 105 people, including 93 tourists, 11 crew and one tour guide when it toppled in 5-meter (16-foot) -high waves

-Associated Press

 

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The Drew Hotel and Casino

New Vegas Hotel and Casino finally set to open – AP

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press February 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas.

The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in late 2020 under a partnership between hospitality giant Marriott International and New York-based global real estate firm Witkoff.

The new luxury property, which will feature a casino and approximately 4,000 rooms and suites, announced Monday that it also will be home to the Strip’s first JW Marriott.

“It is going to be a design-forward building, and when we bring it all together, people are going to say, ‘I really want to come back,'” Steven Witkoff, chairman and CEO of the real estate firm, told The Associated Press ahead of the announcement. “The structure here is so well-conceived, even from nine years ago, that there are a lot of possibilities for us to put our imprint from a design standpoint on that property.”

The site near the Circus Circus and SLS hotel-casinos, as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center, has been dormant since 2009, about two years after privately held Fontainebleau Resorts LLC began work on the $2.9 billion, 3,900-room project. The 63-story tower was 70 percent finished when the recession stopped construction.

Business magnate Carl Icahn and his firm, Icahn NV Gaming Acquisition LLC, bought the property out of bankruptcy in 2010 for $150 million. Witkoff and Miami-based investment firm New Valley LLC purchased it for $600 million in August.

“We think that growth is coming and is going to come here,” Witkoff said.

The planned resort will include 500,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, as well as a variety of entertainment, nightlife, retail and more than 20 dining options. The building’s design has not been finalized, but the existing pool deck will be “reimagined,” Witkoff said, in a way that it will differentiate the property from others in Las Vegas.

Marriot’s top-end, boutique-style “Edition” brand will debut in Las Vegas at The Drew. The company, whose loyalty program has more than 100 million members, will manage the three hotels.

The Strip has not seen a casino-resort open since 2010, when The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas began operations.

Las Vegas hospitality industry veteran John Unwin, who took control of a half-finished Cosmopolitan in 2009, will be involved in overseeing the development, launch and operations of The Drew through the consulting firm Two Blackbirds Hospitality.

Tony Capuano, executive vice president and global chief development officer at Marriott International, said the company was particularly attracted to this project by the half-million square feet of convention and meeting space, which would be among the largest on the Strip.

“Las Vegas is obviously an extraordinary market, principally driven by leisure transients and group business, and when you look at the facilities program for the complex, it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of both of those strong demand sectors,” he said. “Obviously, with almost 4,000 rooms, it gives you the scale and footprint to compete with many of the large, well-known casino-hotels on the Strip.”

The Drew will be one of two resorts expected to open on the northern end of Strip in 2020. The other planned project is the years-delayed multibillion-dollar Resorts World Las Vegas, which will cater to Sin City’s Chinese and Chinese-American tourists. Both sites are within a mile (1.61 kilometer) of each other, in a less-trafficked area of the tourist corridor.

The combined addition of 7,000 rooms to the area will come at the same time that a mega expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center is expected to be completed. The agency responsible for promoting the destination has projected that the 1.4 million-square-foot (130,064-square-meter) expansion and renovation of the existing facilities will attract 600,000 more visitors every year.

Witkoff said a bridge will connect The Drew to the expanded convention center.

“We believe this is a portion of the Strip whose time has come,” Witkoff said.

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Thoughts and Prayers - the game

Thoughts and Prayers – The Game.

America faces an epidemic of mass shootings. It’s up to YOU to stop them… with the power of your thoughts and prayers.

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OJ Simpson now a free man.

Double-murderer and football memorabilia enthusiast O.J. Simpson is now a free man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Juice is loose.

 

 

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Tolls DOUBLING in price for those without an I-PASS transponder!?

GET AN I-PASS FOR EVERY VEHICLE OR PAY DOUBLE:
On Monday, I told you about an Illinois Tollway plan to make every I-PASS user get a transponder for EVERY vehicle. You had a lot of great questions. We reached out to the Tollway for a live interview to answer your questions and they declined! So, I did some digging and here’s what I found.
*As of Jan. 1st you will need an I-PASS transponder for every vehicle that uses the tollways.
*If you don’t have a transponder in every vehicle, those vehicles without the physical devices in them will be charged the cash rate. I-PASS users pay half of what cash toll users pay.
*If you have two vehicles and they are both registered to one transponder, you need to purchase an additional transponder for that second vehicle to not be charged the double rate.
*The Tollway did say in a response to us they are encouraging people to get a discount. LIES. They are hoping you don’t see this change to the rules and you don’t purchase a transponder for additional vehicles so they can make more $$. A reporter with the Daily Herald found the Illinois Tollway will make $15M in extra revenue under the new rules. And they’ll make that money by people NOT purchasing a transponder for every vehicle.
*Transponders cost $10 and that money is considered a refundable deposit, that goes straight into your I-PASS account.
*For those of you who have misplaced your transponders, I would get a replacement so that you don’t have to pay the Tollway more $ come the first of the year.

HOW TO GET A NEW TRANSPONDER:
Order the devices online through your I-PASS account at illinoistollway.com and by phone at (800) UC-IPASS (800-824-7277). Or, pick one up at a local Jewel-Osco store or tollway customer service center.

*Source: Natalie Bomke, Fox 32 News

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Mattress Mack is the guy who opened his stores to hurricane victims

Jim McIngvale is Mattress Mack – the guy who opened his stores to hurricane victims.

His Twitter handle is @MatressMack.

His Instagram is @JimMcIngvale

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