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The Rock Says He Is Serious About The 2020 Election

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“The Rock 2020” just got one step closer to reality.

During an appearance on Ellen with Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, aka the world’s second-highest paid actor and all-around badass, announced that the rumors about him running for office is not a joke.

Ellen DeGeneres put the Johnson on the spot when she straight-up asked him, “Will you run?” In return, she got a straight-up answer.

“I’m seriously considering it, yes,” he responded.

Hart backed him up, saying, “If he were to put himself in that position, he would get my support wholeheartedly.”

“I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” Johnson said at Los Angeles Comic-Con on Saturday after being asked why a potential White House bid appealed to him, according to Entertainment Weekly.

On The Tonight Show, The Rock tells Jimmy Fallon: “I think a lot of people want to see a better leadership today. More poise, less noise. I think over the years I’ve become a guy a lot of the people relate to—get up early in the morning, go to work, spend time with the troops, take care of my family—that kind of thing really resonates with people.” He caps his statement by saying, “Three and a half years is a long way away, so we’ll see.”

Again just cause he considering it doesn’t mean anything. Until he says I’m officially running, this is all just fun.

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Facebook Has A Solution For Fake News

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday the social media network is using surveys to rate news organizations and assign them trust scores. It will use those scores, along with other factors, to decide how much to show a source in people’s news feeds.

“There’s too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world today. Social media enables people to spread information faster than ever before, and if we don’t specifically tackle these problems, then we end up amplifying them. That’s why it’s important that News Feed promotes high quality news that helps build a sense of common ground.”

The company decided to use community input to rank news sources in an attempt to be as objective as possible, Zuckerberg said.

“The hard question we’ve struggled with is how to decide what news sources are broadly trusted in a world with so much division. We could try to make that decision ourselves, but that’s not something we’re comfortable with. We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem. Or we could ask you—the community— and have your feedback determine the ranking.”

News outlets that score well can expect to see their stories to be more widely distributed on Facebook, while those with lower scores might see less activity. The new program won’t affect how much news people see in their feed, according to the company.

Back in October Zuberbergthat Facebook received over 80 million dollars to post false Pro Trump ads during the elections. We will have to wait and see if this system helps during the next election.

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Thing You Can Do To Stop Wasting Money

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We are all guilty of compulsive spending from time to time. But at some point we need to really evaluate where our money is going and is it really worth us buying. Think about this the average American works 39.8 hours per week and pulls in an after-tax income of $52,330, the average bachelor works even more, and earns less: averaging 44.2 hours per week and making only $32,200 in after-tax income. 

Most people fall into the trap of spending the wages before they have it. They make plans but fall to save to accommodate their plans which leads us to burning our money on expenses we can leave without. First if you are one of those people, you need to stop and rethink your spending habits. Check out some of the tips below that can help you keep more money in your pocket.

1. Cable TV

Maybe you should cut cable TV from monthly bills. On average most households spend around $120 a month on cable. With the advent of Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, video game shortcuts, Apple TV, and just about every major TV network posting shows online, there’s hardly a reason to splurge on a fancy DVR system or even basic cable–so long as you’re willing to be patient.

Most shows are added at least 24-hours after airing and some networks won’t give them up until eight days. And if your reason for keeping the cable is because you want to catch a football or basketball game on TV, going to a sports bar can take care of that itch.

2. Bank Fees

Banks clearly love to slap you with fees at the drop of a hat, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to put up with it.

“Consider going with a credit union, which are better than banks in many ways, to avoid some of these fees,” says Andrew Schrage, founder of MoneyCrashers.com.

“If you travel abroad often, make sure you use credit cards without foreign transaction fees, otherwise you’ll be paying an extra 3% to 5% on all your purchases.”

3.  SmartPhones

Ok everybody has a smartphone and we are not telling you not to have one, but do you need the latest model. You can save up to $700 waiting to upgrade you phone instead buying a new one every 6 months because the color of the phone has changed.

“We have seen people making less than $1,000/month who are spending over $100 of that monthly on a cell phone,” he says. “Get an affordable plan and avoid the bells and whistles phones that can be used to upsell you to a higher data plan.”

4. Don’t Blow It All

Instead of spending your entire check on just one thing you really want, consider selling something you don’t use — say, that two-year-old iPhone sitting in your drawer — at Gazelle to get the extra cash and keep some money in your pocket.

5. Plan For Your Fun

Plan for you fun, instead of going out 3 nights a week and blowing your entertainment budget buying drinks. Think about if you went out to a bar and spent $50 on drinks a night, you would have spent $600 a month on drinks. If you did that for a year, you would have spent $7,200 on drinks. So instead of going out 3 nights, go out 1 night  a week.

Put away the rest of the money you would’ve spent on drinks and got on a vacation.

 

 

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Apple Planning Over Bringing $350 Billion To The American Economy

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Apple is the biggest company in the world and the company has decided to change directions. President Trump introduced a new tax plan that Apple plans to take full advantage of. Apple previously had over 97% of all of their cash outside of the US, now the company is planning to spend $350 billion in the US over the next 5 years.

Apple is now claiming its new investment back home will create 20,000 jobs, increasing their number of employees by nearly 25%, and build a new campus in an area where it has no operations currently. “We have a deep sense of responsibility to give back to our country and the people who help make our success possible,” Apple CEO Tim Cook explained.

Apple had long resisted returning to the U.S. its $265 billion in overseas funds because those holdings would be taxed at a rate of approximately 40%, Chief Executive Tim Cook told “60 Minutes.” Under the new tax law passed last month, however, Apple could face a one-time rate of 15.5% for bringing that wealth back to the U.S.

This is a big move and can ultimately encourage other major companies to follow suit.

 

VIA: NYTimes 

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