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Amazon.com: the high cost of cheap goods

News Online retailer’s business model is bad for competition and small business By Jim Hightower | 10/1/2014
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Police Beat

News An attempted suicide-by-cop goes awry; Uber driver nabbed for inappropriate behavior By Erin Sullivan | 10/1/2014
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Orange County and Organize Now face off over Dropbox scandal

News Orange County denies it did anything unethical when it used (and deleted records from) Dropbox By Billy Manes | 10/1/2014
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Two-party system voting-time blues

News Readers lament the third-party candidates who don’t stand much chance against Crist and Scott By Orlando Weekly readers | 10/1/2014

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  • The best parts of the GQ story on George Zimmerman’s family

      Have you read this month’s GQ article about George Zimmerman and his family, and how they’re living their lives more than two years after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin? It’s definitely one of those can’t-look-away-from-the-trainwreck kinds of stories, and for those who like that kind of thing, it’s a half-hour of pure drama made for reality TV – Here Comes Honey Boo Boo meets Keeping up with the Kardashians with a little bit of Doomsday Preppers thrown in for good measure. It’s no wonder George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert, at one point suggested that the family try to cash in on some reality TV action to make some money and rebuild their image (something revealed in the story). Check out these excerpts below. Then, by all means, go read the story and get the complete picture painted by writer Amanda Robb. On Robert Zimmerman’s idea for a family business to rebuild the family’s image: After George was found not guilty of second-degree murder in July 2013, Robert began thinking about how to accelerate the Zimmerman rebranding project. There had to be a way to capitalize on George’s notoriety. A family business, maybe. He and his mother had an idea: George could […]

    The post The best parts of the GQ story on George Zimmerman’s family appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • The gay schism: Tiffany Moore Russell puts pressure on county Republicans, attracts the LGBT power brigade

    We’ve been largely remiss in our lack of reporting on the “likes-nice-things” versus “fights-for-your-rights” rift that’s been working its way around gay social media – and even gay MEDIA media – over the past few months, only because gay Republicans are nothing new and self loathing can make for pretty dreary headlines. All morning, however, we’ve been hearing a little bit of this and a little bit of that about how candidate for Orange County Clerk of Courts – and current county commissioner – Tiffany Moore Russell has been gathering a bit of an army to make it clear that she has the support of the longtime companions living in our little burg, not (appointed) incumbent Eddie Fernandez. Fernandez made “news” recently when he announced that ALL of the clerks of courts offices in the county would accept/file the paperwork required for the countywide Domestic Partnership Registry, and, oh, did the conservative queer brigade seize on the matter. It was a huge victory, they shouted, even if you could already download and mail the forms directly from your home. Fernandez, you see, is seeking the gay vote, because those of us who live politically divisive lives are more likely to […]

    The post The gay schism: Tiffany Moore Russell puts pressure on county Republicans, attracts the LGBT power brigade appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Save the date: Election 2014 voting dates and deadlines

    Election Day’s coming up fast – Tuesday, Nov. 4 – and if you want to cast your vote (or change your party affiliation), don’t forget to register to do so by Monday, Oct. 6. Want to vote early? If you like to avoid lines, you should. Early voting takes place from Oct. 20 through Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at your local polling places. Check ocfelections.com for a list of early-voting locations. Oct. 29 is your last day to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you. Still not really sure about what’s on the ballot? Check out the League of Women Voters of Florida’s voting guide for information on state races. For information on local races, check out the League of Women Voters of Orange County’s voter guide.

    The post Save the date: Election 2014 voting dates and deadlines appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

  • Which college has the most desirable singles in Central Florida?

    Coffee Meets Bagel, an online dating site, conducted research to determine which Florida college has the most desirable singles.

    The post Which college has the most desirable singles in Central Florida? appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs.

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Amazon.com: the high cost of cheap goods

Amazon.com: the high cost of cheap goods

News: Online retailer’s business model is bad for competition and small business By Jim Hightower 10/1/2014
Police Beat

Police Beat

News: An attempted suicide-by-cop goes awry; Uber driver nabbed for inappropriate behavior By Erin Sullivan 10/1/2014
Orange County and Organize Now face off over Dropbox scandal

Orange County and Organize Now face off over Dropbox scandal

News: Orange County denies it did anything unethical when it used (and deleted records from) Dropbox By Billy Manes 10/1/2014
Two-party system voting-time blues

Two-party system voting-time blues

News: Readers lament the third-party candidates who don’t stand much chance against Crist and Scott By Orlando Weekly readers 10/1/2014
Fall Guide 2014: Civics

Fall Guide 2014: Civics

Fall Guide 2014: Community, activism and political events you won’t want to miss, Sept. 24-Nov. 18 By Billy Manes 9/24/2014
Fall Guide 2014: Events

Fall Guide 2014: Events

Fall Guide 2014: Our picks for some of the best events to hit this season, from now until Nov. 18 By Brendan O’Connor 9/24/2014
I can’t believe I’m voting for Charlie Crist

I can’t believe I’m voting for Charlie Crist

News: Gov. Charlie Crist part two? We can get through this together By Dave Plotkin 9/24/2014
Backbooth backlash

Backbooth backlash

News: More on the fireworks stunt that caused the cancellation of the Stitches show By Orlando Weekly readers 9/24/2014
Charlie Crist on (high) speed

Charlie Crist on (high) speed

News: Democratic hopeful promises to revisit federal funding for Tampa-Orlando rail line By Billy Manes 9/24/2014
Rick Scott’s attempts to connect Charlie Crist with convicted Republican operative backfire

Rick Scott’s attempts to connect Charlie Crist with convicted Republican operative backfire

News: Scott says Crist took money and lied about it By Billy Manes 9/24/2014
The Republican war on women explodes in Florida

The Republican war on women explodes in Florida

News: Charlie Crist's gubernatorial campaign hightlights Gov. Scott's failures on women's issues By Billy Manes 9/17/2014
2014 Global Peace Film Festival

2014 Global Peace Film Festival

News: The 21st annual festival brings movies that want to change the world to Orlando 9/17/2014
Medical marijuana proponents bite back after a week of public criticism

Medical marijuana proponents bite back after a week of public criticism

News: John Morgan's drunken video leak leads to personal attacks on Drug Free Florida By Billy Manes 9/17/2014
Court blocks Maitland from seizing drug house

Court blocks Maitland from seizing drug house

News: Know-It-All By The News Service of Florida 9/17/2014
Police Beat

Police Beat

News: A selection of crime reports from the Orlando Police Department By Erin Sullivan 9/17/2014
Setting the record straight on human trafficking

Setting the record straight on human trafficking

News: Letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 9/17/2014
How U.S. guest-worker program helps keep human trafficking alive

How U.S. guest-worker program helps keep human trafficking alive

News: How one Florida man found himself at the mercy of the unscrupulous company that hired him By Claire Goforth 9/10/2014
Marriage equality confusion strikes Florida

Marriage equality confusion strikes Florida

News: Attorney General Pam Bondi tries – and possibly fails – to appeal on every possible level By Billy Manes 9/10/2014
Fast-food workers protest on I-Drive for a living wage

Fast-food workers protest on I-Drive for a living wage

News: Organizers and strikers call for $15 an hour, nearly double the current minimum By Billy Manes 9/10/2014
The Powers that Be

The Powers that Be

News: Why are electric companies so heavily invested in Rick Scott? By Dave Plotkin 9/10/2014
Why do fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour?

Why do fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour?

News: Letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 9/10/2014
Insta-Loophole: In Florida, High-Cost Lender Skirts the Law

Insta-Loophole: In Florida, High-Cost Lender Skirts the Law

News: Despite a ban on high-interest car loans, the nation's largest title lender is growing its business in Florida By Paul Kiel, ProPublica 9/3/2014
California environmentalist puts money behind anti-Gov. Rick Scott ads

California environmentalist puts money behind anti-Gov. Rick Scott ads

News: Political committee linked with West coast tycoon Tom Steyer takes to TV to target climate-change skeptics By Dara Kam and Brandon Larrabee 9/3/2014
Democrats embark on muted "Unity" tour

Democrats embark on muted "Unity" tour

News: In primary dismount, everybody tries to look like friends; most succeed By Billy Manes 9/3/2014
Ashtray thieves and a police chief goes to OIA with a gun

Ashtray thieves and a police chief goes to OIA with a gun

News: A selection of crime reports from the Orlando Police Department By Erin Sullivan 9/3/2014
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