NO. He’s not even worth that…

Getty Image The Dwight Howard era in Houston is likely over now that he’s opted out of his current contract in order to try and reap the financial benefits of the skyrocketing salary cap this summer. The 30-year-old center was set to earn a little more than $23 million next season with the Rockets, and it seems like he’s at…

via Is Dwight Howard Really Only Worth $15 Million Per Year? — Real Stories – UPROXX

New GM Tech Aims to Prevent Children, Pets From Dying in Hot Cars — Fortune

General Motors has developed a new sensor technology for its GMC Acadia crossover SUV that alerts drivers to check the backseat. The intent: to keep kids and pets from dying in hot cars, the company says. The automaker plans to offer the technology in future GM vehicles, but didn’t specify which models or when it…

Ok, so I’m not against this sort of technology per se, but maybe some folks should look in the mirror and honestly ask themselves, should I even be having kids, or pets, for that matter…

–IJI

via New GM Tech Aims to Prevent Children, Pets From Dying in Hot Cars — Fortune

Some People Are Moving to the U.S. Just For Medical Marijuana — Fortune

While some Americans may cross state borders to buy legal marijuana, some parents are traveling thousands of miles–spending months or years away from home–to get their children medical cannabis in the U.S. A small group of people, “international marijuana refugees,” are even immigrating to the U.S. in order to treat disorders associated with seizures for…

via Some People Are Moving to the U.S. Just For Medical Marijuana — Fortune

How the Constitution could let the House stop both Clinton and Trump: 12th Amendment 2016?

I am a Libertarian, but 12th Amendment scenarios like this (and others) are why the entire Electoral College system should be abandoned by Constitutional Amendment. There’s no modern justification for having it.

The Old Dominion Libertarian


The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. – U.S. Constitution, Amendment XII

There has been an increasing amount of discussion about a possible strong third-party or independent showing in 2016, whether from an independent Republican ticket put up in opposition to Trump…

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Comedy Central? The Onion? (Nope: The Desperate GOP Establishment…)

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to serve as his running mate. The Texas senator plans to unveil his pick for vice president Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. That’s according to a Republican with direct knowledge of Fiorina’s selection, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not…

via Ted Cruz Has Picked Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate — Fortune

Are the Feds Going to Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports on a Nationwide Basis…?

“States have traditionally handled regulation of gambling, supported by federal law in situations where an interstate of foreign element might otherwise frustrate the enforcement of state law,” posited the CRS report. “With respect to federal law, DFS may implicate at least four gambling-related statutes.”

See, espn Chalk Talk report by Ryan Rodenberg