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  • Where Americans Are Donating to Ted Cruz

    03/11/2016 7:53:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    US News & World Report's Data Mine ^ | March 8, 2016 | Ethan Rosenberg
    The Texas senator looks like the top challenger to Donald Trump. Hey, 2015. Crazy news from the future: It's March 8, 2016, and front-runner Donald Trump has won 12 of 20 Republican primary contests. However, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is coming off a particularly strong "Super Saturday" performance, including double-digit wins in Kansas and Maine, a delegate tie in Louisiana with Trump and a respectable showing in Kentucky. More and more, it's starting to look like Cruz is the non-Trump candidate poised to give the billionaire businessman a run for his money heading into the Republican National Convention this...
  • More international homebuyers shopping in Austin (TX)

    11/02/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | kxan
    A study from the Texas Association of Realtors shows international buyers pumped more than $11 billion dollars into the Texas economy between March of 2013 and 2014. One Austin Realtor says people from outside of the U.S. are looking for a secure investment. “An international client can come into the Austin market, get a great value for what they’re buying and almost be insured that there’s profitability in that and that’s unique to the world as a whole,” said J Kuper, owner of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
  • Hugh Hefner, 84, Engaged to Playmate, 24

    12/26/2010 1:10:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies · 6+ views
    omg! from Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2010 | Us Magazine
    Hugh Hefner's Christmas was extra, extra jolly this year: He's engaged again! The Playboy founder, 84, is engaged to Crystal Harris, his 24-year-old girlfriend and Playmate, a Playboy rep confirms to Hefner first Tweeted about it on Sunday. "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears," the Girls Next Door star wrote. "This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory...I got what I was hoping for for Christmas...Crystal's love." To make his news absolutely clear, the mogul then added: "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn't mean to make a mystery out...
  • Short New York Real Estate Because of Global Warming?

    04/06/2010 6:50:34 AM PDT · by mattstat · 6 replies · 272+ views
    Stevey Cohen, head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, wants you to short New York City real estate. He doesn’t actually say that—Stevey isn’t a broker and his statements are not a solicitation to buy or to sell etc., etc.—but he does claim that the city will soon be under water, be “battered” by hurricanes, suffer “bouts” of heat stroke, and will generally suffer under the awful burden of global warming. Thus, the clear implication of his recent New York Daily News op-ed is that if you don’t sell now, you’ll be under water: both literally and figuratively. Stevey...
  • Darwin historians not misrepresented

    07/25/2009 9:17:59 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 44 replies · 1,990+ views
    CMI ^ | July 25, 2009
    Darwin historians not misrepresented More controversy erupts with renewed allegations against the makers of The Voyage—this time directly from three interviewees. “Historians misrepresented by creationists” shouted the headlines of the website of the National Center for Science Education...
  • Britain set for its first 'hydrogen highway'

    06/16/2009 8:29:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies · 500+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/16/2009 | David Millward
    Plans to follow the initiative spearheaded in California by the Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former actor and now state Governor, were disclosed during the unveiling of Britain's first hydrogen-powered car. The filling stations will be put in place by BOC, which is working with Riversimple, the company behind the car which will have a range of more than 200 miles on a tank of hydrogen. The Riversimple Urban car was unveiled today at Somerset House in London, is a new hydrogen-powered vehicle Backers for the project include a member of the Porsche dynasty, Sebastian Piech. Britain's only hydrogen facility for cars...
  • Stocks Surge Again on Hope the Worst Is Behind Us

    06/01/2009 10:52:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies · 874+ views
    yahoo ^ | Posted Jun 01, 2009 10:36am EDT by | Aaron Task
    Stocks soared Monday morning, continuing the powerful rally off the March lows. The advance is likely to continue and take the S&P as high as 1100 by year-end, says Jon Najarian, co-founder of Such a move would translate to a Dow above 10,000 - and probably well above after Monday's removal of GM and Citigroup and insertion of Cisco and Travelers into the price-weighted index. In addition to technical factors such as the changes to the Dow and the S&P having eclipsed its 200-day moving average on Friday, stocks were rallying as continued upward momentum has investors previously on...
  • Pendulum Media Buys Air America Radio

    02/22/2008 7:31:16 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 52 replies · 1,151+ views ^ | Feb 21, 2008 | Unkown
    February 21, 2008: Vermont businessman and former state government official Charlie Kireker is becoming Chair of the board of Air America Radio as his newly formed Pendulum Media agrees to purchase a controlling interest in the liberal talk network from Green Family Media. Kireker takes over from Stephen Green, who will remain on the Air America board. Green Family Media completed its purchase of Air America from Piquant LLC in March 2007, six months after the network filed for bankruptcy under previous owner Piquant LLC. Air America President Mark Green and COO Scott Elberg will remain in place under the...
  • Moonstruck flock to Arizona light collector

    12/04/2007 4:36:13 PM PST · by keat · 72 replies · 198+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 4, 2007 | Tim Gaynor
    THREE POINTS, Arizona (Reuters) - Financial advisor Jaron Ness stands in the cool desert air waiting for the clouds to clear and the moon to rise. As the conditions come into alignment, he steps into the path of a cool blaze of blue-white light bounced off a wall of highly polished parabolic mirrors five stories high. "It feels magnetic," he says, turning his hands slowly in the reflected glow of the light from the almost full moon. The young professional from Colorado is among a growing number of curious people beating a path to this patch of scrub-strewn land out...
  • [Brad] Pitt needs money to rebuild New Orleans

    12/03/2007 11:53:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies · 336+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2007
    NEW YORK - Brad Pitt expects the foundations to be built for at least 150 eco-friendly homes in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward by the end of next summer. [Snip] The initiative, called Make It Right, is Pitt's latest effort to help the area recover from Hurricane Katrina. Pitt has also worked with the environmental organization Global Green USA to build five single-family homes and an 18-unit apartment complex and community center; earlier this year, he and Angelina Jolie purchased a mansion in the city's French Quarter for $3.5 million. Pitt has pledged $5 million of his own money toward...
  • Camelot Pulls Scratchcard Amid Numerical Anarchy

    11/08/2007 1:56:05 PM PST · by steve-b · 14 replies · 99+ views
    The Register ^ | 11/8/07 | Lester Haines
    Camelot has withdrawn its short-lived "Cool Cash" scratchcard after it required a higher than absolute zero grasp of how numbers work to understand it. According to the Manchester Evening News, to qualify for a prize, punters had to "scratch away a window to reveal a temperature lower than the figure displayed on each card". Sadly, as the card had a decidedly wintery theme, this initially-shown figure was often below zero. Cue anarchy, as Camelot was beseiged by "dozens" of confused customers who thought they'd won, but suffered a "computer says no" snub. Among these was Levenshulme's Tina Farrel, a 23-year-old...
  • Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter

    10/03/2007 11:52:16 AM PDT · by imd102 · 56 replies · 782+ views
    Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign raised $5,080,000 during the third quarter of 2007. That is an impressive 114 percent increase from the second quarter. Cash on hand for the Paul campaign is $5,300,000. "Dr. Paul's message is freedom, peace and prosperity," said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. "As these fundraising numbers show, more Americans each day are embracing Dr. Paul's message." Ron Paul's 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney's fundraising was...
  • Exclusive: Paul Tops $5 Mil For Quarter

    10/03/2007 11:07:26 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 84 replies · 1,572+ views
    RealClearPolitics Politics ^ | October 03, 2007 | Reid Wilson
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, an anti-war libertarian making his second run at the White House, will report having raised $5.08 million in the third quarter. The number, which rivals those of John McCain and Bill Richardson, was boosted thanks to last-minute online fundraising that brought in more than $1.2 million in the last week of the quarter alone. Paul has drawn himself in sharp contrast with the rest of the field, often engaging in loud exchanges with fellow candidates over his vehement opposition to the war in Iraq. His campaign has been marked by frugal spending and a surprisingly strong...
  • Kevin Costner: 'I've blown £20m (40 million dollars) on inventions to save the planet'

    09/29/2007 11:14:36 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 140 replies · 377+ views
    Hollywood actor Kevin Costner has squandered more than £20million of his fortune on doomed investments to save the planet, he admits. The Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves star plunged the cash into "green technology", forming two companies to develop his passion. His first venture championed a revolutionary method to clean up major oil spills and the second tried to develop a successful non-chemical battery. But both projects failed and he lost the entire investment. Rough rider: Costner, seen here at his Colorado ranch, is unfazed by his losses He says in an interview in Live magazine: "I've invested enormous amounts in...
  • Creation Museum Reports Strong First Month Attendance

    07/02/2007 1:29:36 PM PDT · by balch3 · 75 replies · 1,606+ views ^ | July 1, 2007 | Doug Huntington
    The controversial $27 million Creation Museum located just outside Cincinnati has made a fairly strong start, boasting 40,000 visitors since its opening on Memorial Day. Patrons enter the Special Effects Theater for a film presentation at the $27 million Creation Museum, which depicts a literal six-day account of creation. In its first month, 40,000 people made their way to the museum. Counting the 9,000 visitors that pre-visited the museum, which depicts a literal six-day interpretation of creation from the Bible, the founding ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) is well on its yearly goal of 250,000 guests, already meeting one-fifth of...
  • Dinosaur 'feathers' are no such thing

    05/22/2007 8:36:06 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 177 replies · 3,506+ views ^ | May 23, 2007 | Staff
    The theory that dinosaurs gave rise to birds has been dealt a blow by palaeontologists who have examined critical evidence from a Chinese fossil. The discoverers of the turkey-sized dinosaur Sinosauropteryx say it would have had primitive feathers, supporting the bird-from-dinosaurs theory. But the latest research says these 'proto-feathers' are really frilly structures on the creature's back. Researchers led by South African academic Professor Theagarten Lingham-Soliar at the University of KwaZulu-Natal publish their study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The debate focuses on Sinosauropteryx, a fossil found in 1994 by a farmer in Liaoning province, northeastern China....
  • Los Angeles developers planning 76-story downtown condo tower

    05/10/2007 9:25:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies · 854+ views
    AP ^ | May 8, 2007
    LOS ANGELES – Developers plan a $1 billion downtown condominium complex with twin towers – one rising 76 stories to make it the tallest residential building in the West. There would be 732 condos. Plans unveiled Monday for the Park Fifth complex overlooking Pershing Square park also call for a 14-story, 218-room luxury hotel. The two blue-green glass condo towers – the shorter one 43 stories – would rise above the hotel. It's the latest massive development planned downtown from Bunker Hill south to the Staples Center. “This is the first time in 30 years that all the stars have...
  • Franken raised $1.3 million in first quarter

    04/04/2007 11:30:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies · 830+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 4/4/07 | AP
    Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken, a Democrat, announced today his campaign had raised more than $1.3 million in the first quarter of the year, finishing the period with over $1 million in the bank. Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live'' performer and more recently a liberal radio talk show host, raised the money since announcing his candidacy on Feb. 14. The campaign is still finalizing its numbers. The filing deadline is April 15. Franken and fellow Democrat Mike Ciresi are hoping to take on GOP Sen. Norm Coleman, although Ciresi has not yet filed a statement of candidacy. Coleman's campaign...
  • $27 million anti-evolution museum to open soon

    03/26/2007 12:18:38 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 271 replies · 4,224+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | March 26, 2007 | Andy Mead
    Tyrannosaurus rex was a strict vegetarian, and lived with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. There were dinosaurs of every kind aboard Noah's ark. Some dinosaurs managed to hang around until just a few hundred years ago. The legend of St. George slaying the dragon? That probably was a dinosaur. Exhibits showing all this and more will be at the Creation Museum, a $27 million religious showcase nearing completion in Northern Kentucky. The museum, in Boone County near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, is being built by a non-profit group called Answers in Genesis. It is scheduled to...
  • Branson offers $25 mln global warming prize

    02/09/2007 5:36:06 AM PST · by listenhillary · 51 replies · 933+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Fri Feb 9, 2007 | Jeremy Lovell
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sir Richard Branson announced on Friday a $25 million prize (12.8 million pounds) for the first person to come up with a way of scrubbing greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere in the battle to beat global warming. Flanked by climate campaigners former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and British ex-diplomat Crispin Tickell, the airline tycoon said he hoped the prize would spur innovative and creative thought to save mankind from self-destruction. "Man created the problem and therefore man should solve the problem," Branson told a news conference to reveal the Virgin Earth Challenge. "Unless we can...
  • Michael Behe's Forthcoming Book : THE EDGE OF EVOLUTION

    09/26/2006 9:42:45 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 37 replies · 1,002+ views
    Writer's Reps ^ | 09/26/2006
    THE EDGE OF EVOLUTION Michael J. Behe (View Bio) The Free Press, 2007 Continuing the important and controversial work begun in his best-selling DARWIN'S BLACK BOX, this book explores the ragged border of the most influential idea of our time—Darwinian evolution. In a nutshell, undiluted Darwinism says that life developed strictly through the interplay of chance and natural selection. Random mutations thrown up by genetic mistakes spread if they helped a lucky mutant to leave more offspring than others of its species. Incessant repetition of this simple process over eons didn't just modify the fringes of life. It built the...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwin and Intelligent Design

    08/09/2006 12:44:17 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 13 replies · 804+ views
    With trouble brewing in Kansas again, this new book from "Icons of Evolution" author is timely: ***** The latest in a series of cogent and provocative reference books to the current controversies of our age. The Politically Incorrect Guide series (or, as we like to call them, the PIG books) have dealt with—in order—American History, Islam and the Crusades, Science, and Women, Sex, and Feminism, and later on this year we’ll see a guide to English and American Literature. Each of the books contains clear, no-nonsense explanations of these important subjects—each and every one free of the usual academic cant...
  • Science and a Young Earth - Evolution Vs Creationism – Christian Perspective on Science

    07/31/2006 8:33:32 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 342 replies · 5,488+ views
    Best Syndication ^ | July 31, 2006 | Babu Ranganathan
    Haven't geologists proved from scientific dating methods that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old? Doesn't astronomy prove that the universe must, at least, be billions of years old since it would have required billions of years for light from the nearest stars to reach the Earth? Don't all qualified scientists, including geologists, believe in Darwinian evolution and a billions of years old Earth and universe? The simple answer is "no". Both evolutionists and creationists have certain built-in assumptions in interpreting and using scientific data when it comes to the Earth's age. The issue many times comes down to which...
  • Latest Phishing Expedition

    04/28/2006 12:35:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 23 replies · 972+ views
    email | 4/28/06
    This is a pretty elaborate one. You are invited to use your phone to access PayPal. The Phish takes you through a series of well-faked screens to a point where you have to enter your PayPal ID and password so as to be able to use the "new service."
  • Welch reportedly promises PA that US will continue aid [U.S. envoy promises Palestinians aid)

    02/25/2006 5:01:46 AM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 9 replies · 504+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 24, 2006
    Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, who met with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and US envoy David Welch in Ramallah Saturday, said after the meeting that Welch promised him that the US would not cut off financial aid to the PA, Israel Radio reported. On Friday, US President George W. Bush said Friday that Hamas leaders have "a choice to make," and that "if [Hamas] wants the help of America and the international community to build a prosperous, independent Palestinian state, they must recognize Israel, disarm, reject terrorism, and work for lasting peace." Abbas said Friday night in an interview to the...
  • Pseudogene function: regulation of gene expression (Creation vs. Evolution)

    07/19/2005 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 436+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | John Woodmorappe
    Pseudogene function: regulation of gene expression by John WoodmorappeSummary The discovery of a functional nitric oxide synthase (NOS) pseudogene compels us to understand pseudogenes in a new light. It confirms earlier clues suggesting that seemingly nonfunctional pseudogenes can regulate the expression of paralogous genes by producing antisense RNA. Moreover, only a partial sequence complementarity between sense and antisense segments of the gene and pseudogene is compatible with this function. This confutes the common evolutionary belief that major differences in sequence between paralogous genes and pseudogenes imply that the latter is necessarily a nonfunctional gene copy in a state of mutational...
  • Where are all the human fossils?

    05/30/2005 9:10:55 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 28 replies · 931+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | Ken Ham, Jonathan Sarfati and Carl Wieland, Ed. Don Batten
    Where are all the human fossils? By Ken Ham, Jonathan Sarfati and Carl Wieland, Ed. Don Batten First published in The Revised and Expanded Answers Book Chapter 15 Why are human fossils not found with trilobites, for example? If humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, why aren’t their fossils found together? How could the Flood produce the order in the fossil record? Recommended Resources: The Revised and Expanded Answers BookWhy Won't They Listen?The Lie: EvolutionRefuting EvolutionRefuting Evolution 2 The Bible teaches (Genesis 1) that man was here from Day Six of the creation week - created the same...
  • Genetics: No Friend of Evolution!

    05/09/2005 3:57:50 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 25 replies · 1,274+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | Lane Lester
    Creation Archive > Volume 20 Issue 2 > Genetics: no friend of evolution First published:Creation 20(2):20–22March 1998 Browse this issue Subscribe to Creation Magazine Genetics: no friend of evolutionA highly qualified biologist tells it like it is. by Lane LesterGenetics and evolution have been enemies from the beginning of both concepts. Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, and Charles Darwin, the father of modern evolution, were contemporaries. At the same time that Darwin was claiming that creatures could change into other creatures, Mendel was showing that even individual characteristics remain constant. While Darwin’s ideas were based on erroneous and untested...
  • Buyers not discounting the value of Mexican real estate (Rosarita house $65K)

    05/08/2005 3:34:47 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 23 replies · 1,558+ views
    Daily News ^ | 5/8/05 | various
    How does a new house for $65,000 sound? Petty good, especially since a typical home in the San Fernando Valley now costs more than half a million bucks. OK, there is a catch. This bargain is near Rosarito, Mexico. But now a Granada Hills-based real estate company is making it a little easier to tap into that market through a partnership with a unit of a big international conglomerate. The arrangement between Fidelity Realty Group Inc. and Construmex, a unit of Cemex Inc. USA, enables clients to use the equity in their homes here to build, complete or buy a...
  • DNA: The Tiny Code That's Toppling Evolution

    05/06/2005 7:36:09 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 419 replies · 9,371+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | May 2005 | Mario Seiglie
    DNA: The Tiny Code That's Toppling Evolution As scientists explore a new universe—the universe inside the cell—they are making startling discoveries of information systems more complex than anything ever devised by humanity's best minds. How did they get there, and what does it mean for the theory of evolution? by Mario Sieglie Two great achievements occurred in 1953, more than half a century ago. The first was the successful ascent of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide, Tenzing Norgay, reached the summit that year, an accomplishment that's still considered the ultimate feat...
  • Our eye movements and their control: Part 2 (Creation vs. Evolution - argument from complexity)

    05/04/2005 11:39:57 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 18 replies · 845+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | Peter Gurney
    Our eye movements and their control: part 2 by Peter GurneySummary The first of these two papers concentrated on the muscles moving the eyes and their mechanics.1 The purpose of this second paper is to give an outline of the physiology of the brain”s control of eye movements as an outstanding example of a biological computerised control system. As such, we shall consider the system”s software, i.e. the information determining its behaviour and performance, rather than its “hardware”, the latter being beyond the scope of a paper such as this; and so little attention will be given to neuroanatomy, although...
  • Our eye movements and their control: part 1 (Creation vs. Evolution - argument from complexity)

    05/04/2005 11:32:49 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 552+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | Peter Gurney
    Our eye movements and their control: part 1 by Peter GurneySummary This is the first of two papers whose aim is to review briefly how our eyes move and how eye movements are controlled, as another example of awe-inspiring precision engineering by the Almighty. Evolution cannot begin to account for such coherent integrated complexity. This paper will consider the extraocular muscles and the mechanics of eye movements while the paper to follow will consider their cerebral control. For most of us who are fortunate enough to enjoy normal binocular vision, we perhaps give little thought to the wonder of what...
  • Human/chimp DNA similarity - Evidence for evolutionary relationship?

    04/28/2005 8:22:20 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 1,974+ views
    Human/chimp DNA similarityEvidence for evolutionary relationship? by Don BattenThe idea that human beings and chimps have close to 100% similarity in their DNA seems to be common knowledge. The figures quoted vary: 97%, 98%, or even 99%, depending on just who is telling the story. What is the basis for these claims and do the data mean there really is not much difference between chimps and people? Are we just highly evolved apes? The following concepts will assist with a proper understanding of this issue: Similarity (‘homology’) is not evidence for common ancestry (evolution) as against a common designer (creation)....
  • Utah Women Sue Religious Group for Fraud

    04/27/2005 9:46:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 650+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4-27-2005 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY - Two women claim they were bilked out of their life savings by an apocalyptic religious group that promised them land and a face-to-face meeting with Jesus Christ. Kaziah Hancock and Cindy Stewart earlier won their lawsuit against Jim Harmston and The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of The Last Days in a district court, but it was thrown out by a judge. They appealed to the Utah Court of Appeals on Tuesday. In the appeal, the women's attorney, Don Redd, argued Harmston and the church should not be allowed to create a...
  • My Problem With Conservatives (A wafer-thin zot for Mr. Creosote)

    04/14/2005 3:24:21 PM PDT · by creosote · 170 replies · 2,716+ views
    vanity post
    Boy, is this gutsy, huh. Conservatism is a paranoid, fearful personal philosophy and embracing it is a sign of emotional weakness. By its very definition, conservatism is opposed to progress. Conservatives believe we ought to "conserve" existing institutions and social norms, speaking from a positions which is always on the verge of being "led astray," and reflecting with an imperfect memory on the topics of fictional "Greatest Generations" and "Golden Ages." Nothing that sets itself against progress can claim to be on the side of good. Accordingly, conservatives, however nice they might otherwise be, for turning their energies against a...
  • Conservatives' 'Vicious' Criticism Makes Soros Angry

    01/13/2004 3:35:33 AM PST · by kattracks · 77 replies · 411+ views ^ | 1/13/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    ( - Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, who has pledged $15.5 million to liberal interest groups, said Monday he would likely up the ante in his quest to oust President Bush from the White House this November. Speaking before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., Soros declined to say how much he would give or when he might make the next donation. But he said the attacks he has endured from conservatives -- the Republican National Committee and the Bush campaign are two of his biggest critics -- have fueled his restlessness. "I've been really quite...
  • Billionaire raising $75 million to oust Bush: George Soros mobilizing "grass roots" in key states

    09/18/2003 12:12:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 259+ views ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2003
    Billionaire George Soros is launching a grass-roots initiative that seeks to raise up to $75 million to prevent President George W. Bush from being re-elected. The Hungarian-born philanthropist has committed an unprecedented $10 million of his own money to "Americans Coming Together," or ACT, which plans to mobilize voters in 17 states regarded as battlegrounds in the 2004 election, the National Post reported. George Soros Soros, known as "the man who broke the Bank of England," says he wants to be known as the man who brought down the government of President Bush, according to the Canadian newspaper. In 1992,...
  • Billionaire mounting anti-Bush effort

    09/17/2003 10:37:47 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 38 replies · 250+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept. 17 | UPI
    Billionaire mounting anti-Bush effort RESTON, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Billionaire George Soros reportedly is putting together a $10 million warchest to prevent U.S. President George Bush from winning a second term. Soros, who in 1992 made $1 billion in a single day through currency speculation that drove down the British pound, along with a group of philanthropists and trade unions, is mounting a campaign to unseat Bush for what he sees as the administration's misuse of power, Canada's National Post reported. "You passed the U.S.A. Patriot Act without proper discussion," Soros said in a recent interview with PBS. "Anyone...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Votes - Judicial Watch takes active role to highlight Clinton Corruption!

    05/24/2003 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Joy Angela · 101 replies · 739+ views
    Houston Chronical ^ | 5-22-03 | Associated Press
    Judiciary panel OKs appeals court choice Partisan `hackles' lacking at hearing WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee, serious and humorous by turns, approved Michael Chertoff's nomination to an appeals court Thursday after a late allegation and debate that ranged all the way to a disgraced New York Times reporter and McCarthyism. On the good-natured side, a smiling Sen. Charles Schumer D-N.Y., said across the committee table at one point to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, "Lucky for you there aren't two of me." Hatch, the committee chairman who is as conservative as Schumer is liberal, smiled back as he , "It's...
  • Talk Radio for Rich Liberals

    02/17/2003 2:14:26 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 62 replies · 282+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2-17-2003 | Carl Limbacher
    A couple of those rich people who are supposed to be among the sole beneficiaries of the president’s proposed tax cuts want even more – such as a genuine liberal talk show to go head to head with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Reagan, the reigning czars of the vast Right-wing conspiracy’s nationwide radio network. Apparently unaware that liberals already have their very own national radio network – National Public Radio (NPR) – Sheldon and Anita Drobny are chattering about putting up really big bucks to lure liberal comedian Al Franken to take on the thankless task of trying...
  • Scam Artists Make Hay on Online Auction Sites

    01/12/2003 7:47:47 PM PST · by new cruelty · 16 replies · 327+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 12 2003 | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Teresa Smith discovered Internet auctions in a big way about two years ago, selling $800,000 worth of Apple Macintosh (news - web sites) computers through sites such as eBay and AuctionWorks. Like thousands of other small-time entrepreneurs, Smith found that online auction sites could expand her reach and connect her with customers from Hawaii to Switzerland. Soon she was hiring employees and tooling around Boston in a new Ford Mustang convertible. While Smith certainly cashed her customers' checks, unfortunately, she rarely bothered to send out the computers they had paid for. Smith admitted in court in November...
  • Sexual perversion pervades America: Dr. Laura Schlessinger warns parents

    12/02/2002 10:45:47 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 99 replies · 255+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Dr. Laura Schlessinger
    Amidst all the doom and gloom about the economy these days, comes a ray of sunshine! The New York Times on Nov. 19 carried this headline: "Sex Museum Reports Profitability." The story begins, "In its first six weeks the Museum of Sex at 233 Fifth Avenue has drawn more than 15,000 visitors, well over the projections of the number needed to make a profit, reports Daniel Gluck, the founder and executive director." Doesn't that just warm your heart? It sure does mine. The story goes on to tell us that the big draw for these thousands of people is the...
  • She stole his heart ... then his $124Gs

    04/06/2002 3:29:03 AM PST · by Lorenb420 · 6 replies · 334+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2002-04-06 | Holly Lake
    OTTAWA -- The dance is over for Josee Dubreuil. The 26-year-old stripper has been found guilty of stealing more than $124,000 worth of winning Pro-Line lottery tickets from millionaire gambler Terry Leblanc. Clad in a black sweater and pants, her long, blond hair reaching past her waist, Dubreuil sat still as Justice Bernard Dagenais delivered his decision Thursday. Also in court was her forlorn former lover Leblanc, who had made more than $6 million during an eight-month gambling period six years ago. That's when he met Dubreuil while she was dancing at Pigale, a local strip club. PAID FOR DATES...