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  • Panama Papers: Obama, Clinton Pushed Trade Deal Amid Warnings...

    04/05/2016 4:40:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Years before more than a hundred media outlets around the world released stories Sunday exposing a massive network of global tax evasion detailed in the so-called Panama Papers, U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for a Bush administration-negotiated free trade agreement that watchdogs warned would only make the situation worse. .... while Obama championed his commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy, he pursued and eventually signed the Panama agreement in 2011. Upon Congress ratifying the pact, Clinton issued a statement lauding the agreement.... Critics, however, said the pact would make it easier for rich...
  • Not just Party City: Why helium shortages worry scientists and researchers

    05/18/2019 12:23:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Mary Pflum
    This month’s announcement from Party City that it’s closing more than 40 stores as it grapples with new challenges, including diminishing helium supplies, likely came as unwelcome news to customers who count on the store for their balloon and event planning needs. But for scientists like Mark Elsesser, the announcement was something of a relief, inflating hopes that the public, and the government, might start paying closer attention. “When it comes to helium, we’re at a tipping point,” said Elsesser, who is the associate director of government affairs at the American Physical Society, a nonprofit association of physicists. “Party City...
  • John Kerry’s son cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukrainian oil deal

    09/22/2019 12:58:04 AM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | August 27, 2019 | Alana Goodman
    In 2011, (Hunter, a collage friend John Glanis, a/k/a “Yanni,” Devon Archer, and Chris Heinz (stepson of SoS (Hero of tue Mekong, John Kerry), had formed a $2.4 billion private equity firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners. RSP, joined C0m China, just hours before Hunter’s dad, would meet with Hu Jintao, then China's president, in a “nuclear security” summit. 2014, Hunter and Yanni, joined the board of Burisma Holdings, joined Zlochevsky’s Ukrainian gas and UK money laundering. Chris Heinz wanted a full share, but lacking area value, was told “no”. Chris snivvles to stepsi, after his long time partners, cut a deal...
  • Bill Gates Found Jeffrey Epstein's Lifestyle "Intriguing"

    10/16/2019 11:09:32 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 30 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 13, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jeffrey Epstein, a powerful pedophile who got a pass from multiple justice systems, until his luck ran out, is dead. These are bits and pieces of a much bigger picture about the powerful relationships that he maintained with some very powerful people. We know that Epstein had a relationship with Bill Gates that was compelling enough to get the Microsoft kingpin to donate millions on his behalf. In October, 2014, the Media Lab received a two-million-dollar donation from Bill Gates; Ito wrote in an internal e-mail, “This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein.” Cohen replied,...
  • Cardinal Müller Urges Pope Francis to Seek Reconciliation with Viganò

    10/07/2018 7:45:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/5/8 | Mark Greaves
    The former CDF prefect said Catholics had a right to know the truth about the accusationsCardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has urged Pope Francis to “look for reconciliation” with his critic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. Speaking to EWTN’s The World Over programme, the German cardinal called on the Pope to “give answers to [his] accusations or questions”, saying: “The people of God have a right to know what happened.” Archbishop Viganò, the former US nuncio, has accused Pope Francis of ignoring sanctions imposed on ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick by Benedict...
  • Abortionist Who Failed to Report Rape of 13-Year-Old Can Avoid Jail if He Does This

    12/10/2014 6:45:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Ulrich Klopfer who faces charges that he delayed reporting an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in South Bend, Indiana, may be able to avoid jail time if he does this one little thing. Indiana law requires reports on abortions done on unborn babies of girls younger than 14 to be submitted within three days. Further endangering a teen who had already been victimized by statutory rape, Klopfer submitted the report six months after the abortion, according to state records. Klopfer potentially faces a fine of $1,000 and 180 days in jail if convicted of the Class B misdemeanor. But the...
  • White House invite for dictator who has stolen billions from his impoverished African nation

    06/09/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 9, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country. The U.S. President will today have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record. Bongo’s family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury. Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each...
  • Trump-Russia and Clinton-Libya: A Story of 2 Probes and the FBI

    09/09/2019 9:47:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | September 09, 2019 | Mark Hemingway
    Records recently posted online by the FBI indicate that it did little to investigate allegations from private sources connected to Republicans about a scheme in which associates of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to exploit their connection to her to profit from the turmoil in Libya in 2011. The FBI received the documents in June 2016, around the same time it launched an exhaustive, three-year investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia based, in part, on information from private sources connected to Democrats that in the main would prove to be false – the Steele dossier. ... Why...
  • Obama administration partners with Brett Kimberlin

    05/29/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-12 | DrJohn
    Who is Brett Kimberlin? Brett Kimberlin, also known as the "Speedway Bomber," is the infamous male who set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978. The man behind the madness was also convicted of thirty three additional crimes, including illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and the Presidential Seal, both of which were used to procure the hard-to-come-by explosives used in the bombings. As a result, Kimberlin served a 17 year prison sentence, in which time he mastered his skills of persuasion by earning a law degree, which he reportedly uses routinely. A...
  • Why Did Jeffrey Epstein Visit Cuba on Fidel Castro's Personal Invitation?

    08/17/2019 6:03:20 AM PDT · by Missouri gal · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 17, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    "Epstein travelled to Cuba at Castro's invitation...former Colombian President [Andres Pastrana] says..." [Quoting from Miami Herald.] "In Cuba, the link between tourism and prostitution is perhaps more direct than in any other country that hosts sex tourists," reported the End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism Network..." In fairness, Epstein visited the Castro-family-fiefdom before the sex-abuse allegations against him surfaced. And the chances are the going rates of desperate child prostitutes per hour (extremely low in Cuba) weren't a major consideration for this multi-millionaire...but still.
  • Shrieking heard from Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell the morning he died

    08/13/2019 9:38:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 8/13/2019 | staff
    On the morning of Jeffrey Epstein's death there was shouting and shrieking from his jail cell, a source familiar with the situation told CBS News. Corrections officers attempted to revive him while saying "breathe, Epstein, breathe." Congress is the latest to start investigating Epstein's apparent suicide over the weekend, with new reports raising questions about the federal jail where he was being held. One of Epstein's guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on the night he died was reportedly not a regular corrections officer. On Monday, Attorney General William Barr criticized the detention center where the disgraced financier was held....
  • Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings

    08/06/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 20129 | Jonathan Stermpel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court [the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over New York] revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    01/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress. Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the...
  • U.S. offers $1M reward for Osama Bin Laden's son

    03/01/2019 1:22:14 PM PST · by gattaca · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2019 | Darryl Coote
    Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The United States is offering $1 million for information on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden's son. The State Department said in a notice Thursday that Hamza Bin Laden is "emerging as a leader" of terrorist organization al-Qaida and is offering the reward through its "rewards justice" program for any information on his location in any country. The announcement said that since August 2015, Hamza has released audio and video messages on the Internet encouraging his followers to "launch attacks against the United States and Western allies." He has also threatened attacks against America for killing...
  • WIKILEAKS: Bill, Chelsea’s ‘Office Crap’ Drove A Top Clinton Foundation Official Suicidal

    10/10/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by detective · 105 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2016 | Michael Batasch
    Bill and Chelsea Clinton’s “office crap” nearly drove the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer to commit suicide in 2011, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks. Former President Bill Clinton’s chief adviser at the time, Doug Band, sent an email to the former president’s staff involved with the Clinton Foundation that he talked the nonprofit’s COO, Laura Graham, out of ending her life.
  • Car Bomb Explodes near Texas/Mexico Border - Zetas Drug Cartel Attack

    05/25/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 8 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/25/2012 | David Bellow
    Violence like this along the border is getting worse and is already spilling over into the US and Texas. When will the Obama Administration and the Federal Government step up to do more to protect our own border from this escalating violence? The car bomb article today from the associated press (see below) is yet another example of this escalating violence. If you live on the border, massive gun battles and explosions can be heard on a nearly daily basis. Here are some articles I have posted about border violence just in the last year. I barely even scratch the surface: SHOCKING Texas/Mexico Border WARZONE...
  • West has new, hardline martyr-in-waiting to fear Suleimani,

    12/09/2011 10:37:05 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | 12-06-11 | Con Coughlin
    His is not a face familiar to many in the West. But members of the rampaging Iranian mob that last week laid siege to the British Embassy in Tehran knew exactly what they were doing when they held aloft a picture of a grey-haired man, with beard more neatly trimmed than those of his country's religious leaders. Qassem Suleimani, a fanatical Islamic revolutionary, has rapidly become one of the world's top terrorist suspects, as well as a powerful and sinister force within Iran. The crowd of enraged student protesters who chanted "Death to Britain" as they terrorized beleaguered British diplomats,...
  • Collusion? Russians Gave $35 Million To Company With John Podesta On Board (Hillary's Campaign)

    04/03/2019 6:52:53 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2019 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, played a central role in another potential Russian collusion scandal that has not yet been investigated. Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama. During Podesta’s tenure on the board of Joule Unlimited, a significant investment in the company by a firm owned by the Russian government escaped review and scrutiny by the Committee on...
  • Accused mosque shooter 'changed' after visiting North Korea

    03/16/2019 9:16:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2019 02:02 PM | Diana Stancy Correll
    Accused New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant, one of four suspects in custody in connection to the attack, is a personal trainer from Australia who visited North Korea, where he was photographed in a tour group visiting the Samjiyon Grand Monument. Tarrant, 28, is the son of parents who divorced when he was young. His father, who died in 2010 at age 49, was a garbage man who became a competitive triathlete who represented Australia. He described himself as an "ordinary white man who decided to take a stand," worked at the Big River Gym in New Zealand from 2009...
  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 16 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud. The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador convicted in absentia for bank fraud and whose relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to the New Jersey Democrat's 2012 campaign and the Democratic Party. Current and former U.S. government officials tell NBC 4 New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications to bring immigrant...