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  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • WHO THE HELL IS GEORGE SOROS?

    09/15/2016 5:59:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    He is not a god. He is not even godlike. He’s just a man who has hit the right time, the right place, and with the right goods to win his apparent, insanity-inspired, rabid goals. Who the hell is George Soros? Well…according to his personal website, “George Soros has been a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years. His philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports democracy and human rights in more than 100 countries… The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens…” Okay....
  • Will Trump Release His Tax Returns? Billionaire Pledges Up to $5 Million for Veterans if So

    09/13/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/13/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, has pledged to give up to $5 million to veterans groups if Donald J. Trump agrees to release his tax returns before the Oct. 19 presidential debate.
  • Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz commits $20M to help beat Trump

    09/09/2016 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The funds are a surprising infusion of cash from an individual who has never before been active in politics. Dustin Moskovitz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $10 billion, announced early Friday that he and his wife would make a historically large donation to a half-dozen Democratic groups, including those backing Hillary Clinton. The donations, once issued, will make Moskovitz the third...
  • New York Times’ Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor

    08/30/2016 9:37:56 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Even as the New York Times reports extensively and critically on the Clinton Foundation and its activities during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, as with other news outlets, multiple high-dollar donors to the foundation are associated with the paper, including the Times’ top shareholder, Carlos Slim. Slim, a Mexican telecom tycoon whose net worth of nearly $80 billion makes him the second richest man in the world, became the top shareholder of the New York Times earlier this year after he doubled his shares to take control of 16.8 percent of the company.
  • MEGA-RICH AMERICANS ARE FUNDING THE ABORTION PUSH IN IRELAND. WHY?

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to DCLeaks.com and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros’ foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work ‘collectively’ to legalise abortion – Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • White House Partner Asked Soros for $750K to Fund Pro-Iran Deal ‘Echo Chamber’

    08/18/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Adam Kredo
    An organization that played a key role in the White House’s effort to mislead the public and Congress about last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran requested $750,000 for this campaign from a foundation backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, according to funding documents leaked to the public. The Ploughshares Fund, a liberal organization cited by top White House officials as a chief architect of the Obama administration’s campaign to push the Iran deal, requested the cash from Soros’s Open Society Foundations so that it could pay off “experts and validators” of the administration’s diplomacy with Iran, according to a funding...
  • Billionaire father and daughter linked to Trump shake-up

    08/17/2016 10:33:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/16 04:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump’s dramatic staff shake-up on Wednesday revealed the growing influence wielded on his campaign by a Republican mega-donor duo. The fingerprints of Robert Mercer, a New York hedge fund billionaire, and his middle daughter, Rebekah, can be seen all over the new Trump staffing appointments and other decisions being made by the GOP presidential nominee. The Mercers, who previously put $13.5 million into a super-PAC supporting Ted Cruz's bid against Trump, have recently converted the group into the Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC, targeting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Robert Mercer has reportedly made a “substantial” additional investment of at least...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • Memo: Soros’ Investments Led To Senate Passage Of ‘Gang Of Eight’ Immigration Bill

    08/17/2016 5:36:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ non-profit network, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), is confident about the future success of its work in the field of immigration activism and may embark on a massive campaign on immigration issues in the near future. That’s according to a candid 62-page document reviewing OSF’s work on immigration reform discussed in May at the group’s board meeting in Montgomery, Ala. The document, which is one of 2,500 stolen from OSF in a massive hack and released over the weekend, shows that the Soros group believes that its $7.7 million investment in groups pushing for immigration reform...
  • George Soros’s Open Border Foundations

    08/17/2016 3:17:46 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | August 17, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Thanks to the hacking of George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) by DCLeaks, we are getting an inside look at the machinations of the multibillionaire and his organizations. Soros is exploiting the refugee crisis to advance his radical left agenda. Indeed, his Open Society Foundations should be re-named the Open Border Foundations. One leaked memo stands out for its brazen presumption that the refugee crisis should be accepted as “the new normal.” It is entitled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review.” The memo was written by Anna Crowley, the Program Officer of OSF’s International Migration Initiative, and Kate Rosin, a...
  • A vote for Clinton is a vote for the New World Order and an end to the United States of America

    08/16/2016 4:10:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-16 | DrJohn
    Worried about Trump? You should be worried about the left wing elites. It is their goal to establish a new and one world order, with themselves in control. Six years ago I warned you about George Soros. Soros is the self-loathing Jew who said his happiest days were spent with his father ratting out other Jews to the Nazis. Soros also has let everyone know how he feels about the US: “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”  That means the US must be taken down, and who better to do it than...
  • Billionaire real estate executive, 56, 'divorces wife of 15 years and starts dating 22-year-old

    08/15/2016 5:11:47 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 148 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 8/15/2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Billionaire Andrew Farkas, 56, has divorced his second wife of 15 years and has started dating a 22-year-old Harvard student,Page Six reported.Farkas, the founder of real estate merchant bank Island Capital Group, reportedly offered Sandi Farkas a hefty settlement and put their luxurious Upper East Side townhouse on the market for $42.5million.Farkas, who graduated from Havard in 1982, is reportedly partying in the Hamptons with a 'busty' Pakistani senior at his alma mater, the gossip website reported.(snip)While one source pointed out that the Harvard student is 'younger than his daughter from his first marriage,' another reported the romance was getting...
  • Billionaire LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke tells ... residents in Texas to get off his ... land (edited)

    08/13/2016 10:25:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kiri Blakeley
    Hundreds of Texas residents, many elderly and on fixed incomes, will have to move from the land they've been leasing for decades thanks to a billionaire who bought the land and is forcing everyone off of it. Los Angeles Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke - who also owns north London football team Arsenal - bought up 535,000 acres of legendary ranch land near Lake Diversion outside of Wichita Falls in February, reports Dallas News. ... The Cara Blanca Park land had been in the Waggoner family, which established the property 164 years ago. The family then leased the land near...
  • Soros Groups Get Hacked, Hundreds Of Documents Leaked

    08/14/2016 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/13/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Hundreds of internal documents from groups run by prominent billionaire liberal donor George Soros were leaked online Saturday after hackers infiltrated the groups. The 2,576 files were released by DCLeaks, a website which claims to be “launched by the American hacktivists who respect and appreciate freedom of speech, human rights and government of the people.” The documents are from multiple departments of Soros’ organizations. Soros’ the Open Society Foundations seems to be the group with the most documents in the leak. Files come from sections representing almost all geographical regions in the world, “the President’s Office”, and something named SOUK.
  • BREAKING—- George Soros’s Open Society Hacked and Information Leaked Online

    08/13/2016 2:54:11 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 185 replies
    GP ^ | 8/13/2016 | J Hoft`
    Soros documents are posted from operations in Latin America, Eurasia, Asia, the US, Europe and the World Bank. Billionaire George Soros’s Open Society organization was infiltrated by hackers. The hackers reportedly had access to internal network, sensitive docs, and programs.
  • America's Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously

    08/03/2016 6:06:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4AUG16 | Authored by Eric Zuesse
    America's Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously by Tyler Durden Aug 3, 2016 7:30 PM 0 SHARES Authored by Eric Zuesse,The results are already in, even before the official campaign-finance final figures will become available after the election.Though a large percentage of the people funding the campaign advertising will never be made public - due to recent Supreme Court decisions allowing “dark money” - data already exist on the final product of the campaigns (including both the above-board and the dark money), which is the booked advertising time for each of the two candidates at the start of their campaigns. (Similar proportions...
  • Billionaire businessman Bill Koch to host Cape Cod fundraiser for Donald Trump

    08/02/2016 5:45:13 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 25 replies
    Massive.com ^ | 8-1-2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Billionaire businessman Bill Koch and his wife Bridget are hosting a $2,700-a-head fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at their home on Cape Cod on Saturday. Koch is part of the wealthy family who owns Koch Industries, and he also founded his own energy company. He co-chaired a campaign to oppose Cape Wind, a proposed offshore wind farm off of Cape Cod. Two of Bill Koch's brothers, Charles and David Koch, are prominent conservative donors who have said they will not support Trump.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Pledges to Drive Voters to the Polls in Nov.

    08/01/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/1/16 | Asher Klein
    "I’m gonna be doing selfies, whatever it takes," Buffett said, before introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska Buffett pledged to "take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty getting there" on November 8, challenging his congressional district to "give America a civics lesson."
  • Warren Buffett joins the billionaires-for-Hillary club

    08/01/2016 5:54:18 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton will get a helping hand at a fundraiser in Omaha, Nebraska, Monday from deep-pocketed investor Warren Buffett — the third billionaire in less than a week to jump to the Democratic presidential nominee’s aid. The two will hold a public rally together at Omaha North High Magnet School, where Clinton “will discuss her commitment to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,” according to the Clinton campaign.
  • Billionaire's aide says no plans to help Trump (Charles Koch)

    07/30/2016 7:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 30, 2016 8:58 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch’s expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency. That’s the message from one of the Koch network’s chief lieutenants as hundreds of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors gathered for a weekend retreat on Saturday. With Election Day just three months away, Koch lamented the state of the 2016 contest during a welcome reception inside a luxury hotel at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. “We don’t really, in some cases, don’t really have good options,” Koch said of the “current political situation.” …
  • Attack of the Globalists: Magazine Owned By Hillary Mega-Backer Urges Republicans To Vote Clinton

    07/31/2016 5:26:06 PM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/31/2016 | Aaron Klein
    PHILADELPHIA – An article published over the weekend by the Economist warns that an America governed by “wall-builders” will be “poorer and more dangerous,” while urging Republicans to support Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump, who, the magazine claims, has “sucked confidence out of global institutions.” Unmentioned in the article is that the Economist Group, which owns the controlling stake in the magazine, is partially owned by the famous Rothschild family. Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild (pictured) also sits on the Economist Group’s board. She is a top Clinton supporter, donor, and fundraiser, and has done work with the Clinton...
  • Mark Cuban Calls Donald Trump a ‘J—Off’ While He Was Endorsing Hillary Clinton at Rally

    07/31/2016 5:24:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:32 July 31st, 2016 | by Tommy Christopher
    Up until very recently, billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wasn’t sure which candidate he was going to support, but at a Hillary Clinton rally in Pittsburgh Saturday, he removed all doubt, and probably made history in the process. Cuban spoke at length about his own biography, peppering in a few shots at Donald Trump, like saying “Hello” to him in Russian, bragging that his Shark Tank reality show “kicked the apprentice’s ass,” and slamming Trump’s “hardscrabble” beginnings: That was just the warmup, though, as Cuban went on to become perhaps the first person ever to use this particular word...
  • As if by magic, the billionaire becomes the populist

    07/31/2016 1:47:51 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/31/2016 | Susan Shelley
    Donald Trump is doing Harry Houdini’s act. In the 1890s, Houdini was famous for performing a trick he called “Metamorphosis.” The magician’s hands would be tied securely behind his back and he’d climb into a sack that was tied at the top with a knotted rope. Then the bag with Houdini inside was placed in a wooden trunk, which was locked and secured with leather straps. Houdini’s wife, Bess, his assistant, would draw a curtain around the locked trunk and step inside. The audience heard her clap her hands once, twice, three times — and on the third clap Houdini...
  • Charles Koch warns politicians are offering ‘frightening’ answers to improve society

    07/30/2016 8:22:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 30, 2016 | Matea Gold
    Charles Koch warns politicians are offering ‘frightening’ answers to improve society By Matea Gold July 30 at 9:06 PM COLORADO SPRINGS — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch on Saturday chastised the political class, saying that those seeking public office were offering "frightening" answers and largely failing to promote a society that provides opportunity for all. “Our goal is to unite people from all walks of life to work for what we call a free and open society — a society of opportunity, of free speech, free exchange, and what we call permissionless innovation,” Koch told conservative donors assembled in a hotel...
  • Exclusive: Billionaire Republican donors urge Kochs to back Trump

    07/28/2016 3:21:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2016 | Michelle Conlin
    A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly criticized if he wins the White House in November. The financiers, prominent members of the sprawling 700-member Koch donor network, have been making their case in emails and phone calls to Charles and David Koch ahead of their bi-annual donor seminar, which begins Saturday in Colorado, according to four donors involved in the loosely-coordinated effort and advisors representing...
  • A gay Silicon Valley billionaire just made GOP history at the RNC

    07/22/2016 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made history. The tech billionaire declared to the Republican National Convention that he is "proud to be gay," becoming the first speaker in the party's history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Convention. "Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay," he said to applause, including from the Trump family. "I am proud to be a Republican, but most of all I am proud to...
  • Carson: Trump children grew up with the 'disadvantage' of wealth

    07/22/2016 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21,2016 | By T. BECKET ADAMS
    It says a lot about Donald Trump that his children are such delightful people, even though they were raised with the "disadvantage" of being very wealthy, Ben Carson said Thursday. "All of the Trump children are absolutely delightful people. And I think that speaks volumes about the man," he said, referring to the GOP nominee. "Anybody who can raise children, particularly in the environment they came up in, which I think is a disadvantaged environment. Because I know a lot of people who are very rich and their kids are so spoiled, and I think it's a disadvantage. I really...
  • This could be the most interesting speech of the GOP Convention

    07/16/2016 7:24:12 AM PDT · by onyx · 25 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I was excited when I first heard that Peter Thiel was going to be a speaker at the Republican National Convention.  While everyone naturally focuses on what Trump and Pence will have to say, Thiel, often labeled an “eccentric billionaire,” could help rebrand the Trump-era GOP. Like Trump, Thiel is flamboyant and loves shaking things up.  Andrew Styles of Heat Street: Thiel, who is also a Trump delegate to the convention, is an interesting choice. In some ways, Thiel’s support for Trump makes a lot of sense. Both are billionaires who like to disrupt the sh*t out of the status...
  • Green Billionaire Aims To Take Over Colorado’s Legislature(tom steyer alert)

    07/10/2016 8:34:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Chris White
    Billionaire anti-fracking activist Tom Steyer has dramatically increased his political donations in four key legislative races in Colorado in an effort to push the state away from fossil fuels, according to federal and state campaign finance records. Steyer made three $200 personal contributions to Democrats in crucial state Senate races. Democratic senatorial candidates Rachel Zenzinger, Jenise May, and Daniel Kagan were the recipients of Steyer’s largesse. May and Kagan are running for open seats, while Zenzinger is trying to unseat an incumbent Republican. Big money donors like Steyer can contribute a maximum of $200 in Colorado to state House or...
  • Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

    07/07/2016 11:28:10 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 27 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-07-2016 | Billyboy
    Let’s for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That’s a tough one but let’s try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, no worries about Iran and North Korea. A wonderful world, maybe? Probably not, because without nuclear energy we would have burned millions more tons of coal and billions more barrels of oil. This would have brought about climate change of such proportions that what we have today would have seemed negligible. Nuclear energy and uranium, which feeds it, are controversial enough even without any actual accident happening. Radioactivity is dangerous. Nobody is arguing against...
  • The Billionaire Pedophile Who Could Bring Down Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    06/30/2016 2:20:04 PM PDT · by detective · 111 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06.30.16 | Brandy Zadrozny
    For Jeffrey Epstein and his famous friends, the Aughts were a simpler time, when the businessmen, academics, and celebrities who counted themselves among the playboy philanthropist’s inner circle could freely enjoy the fruits of his extreme wealth and connections. Epstein’s little black book and flight logs read like a virtual Who’s Who: Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Larry Summers, Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, and Naomi Campbell all hitched rides on Epstein’s private planes. Socialites and distinguished scientists went to visit Epstein’s island in St. Thomas, and cavorted at epic dinner parties at his palatial townhouse—then the largest privately owned residence in...
  • The last time there were this many unsold $100M+ homes on the market, the world economy imploded

    05/30/2016 6:18:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    boing boing.net ^ | 5/30/16 | Cory Doctorow
    Depending on how much credence you give to "whisper listings," there are between 27 and 50 $100,000,000+ houses on the market; last year, only two houses in that bracket sold worldwide. The glut of super-duper-ultra-luxury houses on the market worries economy-watchers, who view the oversupply as a bellwether for a housing crash -- the last glut (which wasn't nearly as pronounced as the current one) was in 2007/8.
  • Big-name donors join Trump fundraising team

    05/24/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump, who needs to rapidly raise money for the general election, now has a team of the Republican establishment's biggest donors and fundraisers in his corner. Trump and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced in a statement Tuesday that they have signed onto their fundraising efforts some of the most prolific donors and fundraisers in conservative politics. The big name recruits include Woody Johnson — who owns the New York Jets and was a top fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — and Diane Hendricks,...
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Hillary’s Latest Scandal: She And Bill Siphoned $100 Mil From Mideast Leaders

    05/13/2016 2:28:29 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    IBD ^ | April 13, 2016
    Scandal: A new investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton took in at least $100 million from Middle East leaders. Can such a financially and ethically compromised candidate truly function as our nation’s leader? The investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation has uncovered a disturbing pattern of the Clintons’ raising money for the Clinton Foundation from regimes that have checkered records on human rights and that aren’t always operating in the best interests of the U.S. By the way, the $100 million we mentioned above doesn’t appear to include another $30 million given to the Clintons by two Mideast-based...
  • Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

    05/09/2016 6:02:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 190 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • Wealthy Cruz Donor Pours Millions Into Clinton Campaign

    05/09/2016 3:54:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 124 replies
    Observer ^ | 5-9-16 | Michael Sainato
    enaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • Clinton knocks Trump's lavish lifestyle

    04/25/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton cast Donald Trump as out of touch with the United States while campaigning Monday in Delaware, arguing that the Republican front-runner flies into states, gives speeches and then returns to the lap of luxury without listening to voters' problems. "Donald Trump says wages are too high in America and doesn't support raising the minimum wage and I have said, 'Come out of those towers named for yourself and actually talk and listen to people,'" Clinton said. "At some point, if you want to be president of the United States, you have to get familiar with the United States,...
  • Billionaire-Bashing Bernie Sanders Is a Millionaire With Three Homes

    04/14/2016 8:05:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/13/2016 | Randy Hall
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders rails against the “billionaire class” and has called income inequality “the greatest moral issue of our time,” but the senator from Vermont is “not exactly a man of modest means,” according to an article written by Kerri Anne Renzulli for the TIME magazine website. However, “nothing about Bernie’s net worth devalues his progressive beliefs,” stated Peter Daou, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton who responded on the Blue Nation Review website to reports that Sanders and his wife, Jane, could retire with an “effective retirement nest egg” valued at “nearly $2 million.”
  • Billionaires fund anti-Trump delegate push

    04/12/2016 11:24:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight. Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the party’s convention in July.
  • Billionaires fund anti-Trump delegate push

    04/12/2016 6:34:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Apr 16 | Kennth P. Vogel
    First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight. Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the party’s convention in July. But the...
  • Panama Law Firm’s Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders

    04/04/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 March 2016 | Mmichael S. Schmidt, Steven Lee Myers
    A group of news media outlets published articles on Sunday based on what they said were 11.5 million leaked documents from a Panama law firm that helped some of the world’s wealthiest people — including politicians, athletes and business moguls — establish offshore bank accounts. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said its reporters had obtained the documents from a confidential source. The newspaper then shared the files with other media organizations, like The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In an article, the investigative journalism organization said the documents revealed the offshore accounts of 140 politicians and public...
  • Donald Trump is no ‘blue-collar billionaire’

    03/21/2016 6:34:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 21, 2016 | Foon Rhee
    The angry white men filling Donald Trump’s rallies are getting plenty of attention, most of it unflattering.
  • Billionaires Battle for America's Soul (Diary Of A Mad Voter)

    03/13/2016 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 13 | Roger L. Simon
    ON AN AIRPLANE FROM L.A. TO MIAMI--Donald Trump isn't the only billionaire in the eye of a seemingly treacherous Florida hurricane that threatens to destroy us all or at least change our world as we know it. Two others -- one or more of them far richer than Trump -- are singing "Bye, bye, Miss American Pie." Only it's not a Chevy they are taking to the levee. It's a Tesla.They are Linda Pritzker of Hyatt Hotels, the late Peter B. Lewis of Progressive Corp., and, of course, George Soros of practically everything. These three billionaires were (and in the...
  • The Greek tragedy of the billionaire who fracked up Pa.

    03/12/2016 3:00:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Philly.com /AP ^ | 03 March 2016 | Sean Gardner
    A once-majestic stand of maple trees that the Holleran family of Susquehanna County has been working to produce maple syrup since the 1950s. A big pipeline firm, the Williams Companies, successfully used the right of eminent domain to win the right to clear the Hollerans' stand of trees to make way for a new pipeline intended to carry to natural gas fracked from the Marcellus Shale to large urban markets. According to StateImpact PA, at least three U.S. Marshals armed with semi-automatic weapons and pistols and wearing bulletproof vests were there to protect the pipeline workers from about 20 peaceful...
  • Trump Vs. Soros: Battle of the Billionaires

    03/12/2016 1:23:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Globalist agitprop agents behind these anti- free speech protests are using tried and tested extortion-style techniques to get what they want. For Trump and "we the people" to shut up. We either bow down, or we resist them “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—Gyorgy Schwartz AKA George Soros “The Age of Infallibility” “Make America Great Again”—Donald Trump campaign slogan The forces arrayed against the United States and freedom are beyond daunting—way beyond daunting. Among the forces promoting a leftist vision of “utopia” is the group “MoveOn.org”—funded largely by billionaire George Soros. “MoveOn.org”...
  • Ikea's Billionaire Founder a Frugal Fan of Flea Markets (All His Clothes)

    03/09/2016 4:21:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 09 Mar 2016
    Ingvar Kamprad, who turns 90 on Mar 30, has a reputation for penny-pinching, which he claims helped Ikea to become one of the world's top brand names.Frugal billionaire Ingvar Kamprad, founder of the flatpack furniture chain Ikea, buys his clothes at flea markets to save money, he said in a documentary to be broadcast Wednesday (Mar 9) on Swedish television. Kamprad, who turns 90 on Mar 30, has a reputation for penny-pinching, which he claims helped Ikea to become one of the world's top brand names. "I don't think I'm wearing anything that wasn't bought at a flea market....
  • Koch brothers will not use funds to try to block Trump nomination

    03/05/2016 7:40:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 3, 2016 | Reuters
    The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to try to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump's path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision by the billionaire industrialists is another setback to Republican establishment efforts to derail the New York real estate mogul's bid for the White House, and follows speculation the Kochs would soon launch a "Trump Intervention." "We have no plans to get involved in the primary," said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers' political umbrella group....
  • 16 Billionaires Who Started Working From Home

    03/04/2016 10:52:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 4, 2016 | Karsten Strauss
    Waking up and heading to an office is so five years ago. As technology allows for greater opportunities for flextime and working remotely, the need for a traditional workday - and workplace - is beginning to evaporate for anyone whose job can be done online, as part of a communications network. So too is the need for a spread of office space to get a business up and running--launching an enterprise from your desk or kitchen counter at home has never been easier. And those who protest that they simply can't get down to business working from home in their...