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  • Bernie Sanders’s $26 million cash haul is a major problem for Hillary Clinton

    10/01/2015 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton technically beat Bernie Sanders by $2 million in the chase for campaign cash over the last three months. But, that isn't the story -- not even close.
  • Hendricks v Starkist Tuna Class Action

    08/28/2015 3:35:22 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 18 replies
    Top Class Actions ^ | today | not me
    I found this the other day by accident. I've never seen a class action lawsuit such as this . Starkist wants to avoid litigation so this is what they are offering to you. They don't require a receipt but you sign off under penalty of perjury..
  • Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser

    08/24/2015 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    The Independant ^ | 8/24/15 | Jon Stone
    “Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don't assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work,” he tweeted. “Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping. “Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    07/28/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2015
    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.
  • Greeks Can’t Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes

    07/14/2015 9:04:18 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 31 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 7/14/15 | unattributed
    Capital controls have been in place in Greece since the start of the month to protect the banks from mass withdrawals by nervous Greeks. They have rightly been concerned about their savings, the collapse of the banking system and the loss of their savings in deposit confiscations or bail-ins.
  • TSA blasted for tweeting photo of traveler's cash; 'And you wonder why nobody trusts you people'

    06/30/2015 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 6/30/15 | Chelsea Schilling
    The Transportation Security Administration is getting an earful from angry Americans after the agency’s spokeswoman tweeted a photo of the contents of a traveler’s suitcase – $75,000 in cash – for all the world to see on Tuesday. “If you had $75,000, is this how you’d transport it? Just asking! TSA @ RIC spotted this traveler’s preferred method,” tweeted Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokeswoman at headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The public reaction was fierce and included some of the following comments: So … taxpayers are paying you to tweet photos of their luggage? image: TSA_Lisa_Farbstein What other perfectly legal possessions...
  • 'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers

    06/23/2015 6:46:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 June 2015 | Andrew Oxlade
    It may be time to put money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a 'systemic event' ___ Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than Ł4bn of investors’ money across a handful of bond funds for Fidelity, including the flagship Moneybuilder Income fund, is concerned that a “systemic event” could rock markets, possibly similar in magnitude to the financial crisis of 2008, which began in Britain with a run on Northern Rock. “Systemic risk is in the system and as an investor you have to be aware of that,” he told Telegraph Money. • Get a...
  • 'It's Time To Hold Physical Cash,' Says One Of Britain's Most Senior Fund Managers

    06/20/2015 3:05:57 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    The Trelegraph (K) ^ | 6-20-2015 | By Andrew Oxlade
    By Andrew Oxlade 7:04AM BST 20 Jun 2015 It may be time to money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a 'systemic event' The manager of one of Britain’s biggest bond funds has urged investors to keep cash under the mattress. (snip)
  • 4 Tips to Avoid Road Tolls This Summer

    06/18/2015 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Time ^ | June 4, 2015 | Brad Tuttle
    We've got a secret the rental car companies would prefer you didn't know. people camping in RV More The Cheapest Way to Roadtrip Might Surprise You 3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance These Are the Most Hated Fees in America This won’t come as news to commuters and frequent road trippers, but drivers are encountering more and more toll roads, as well as higher and higher tolls on the existing ones. The latest example is I-10 in Texas, where plans called for the maximum toll during peak travel hours to shoot from $7 to $10 as of May...
  • Pushing You Into A Cashless Society

    05/28/2015 2:10:42 PM PDT · by HammerT · 26 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rory Hall
    One of the most effective means the elite use today to get their way and push a particular agenda is to make it "hip, swinging, and very, very cool." Another way is to simply tell you what is obsolete and "out dated." Who wants to be "behind the times"? Certainly not someone who is looking for the next "really cool" gadget! No, this particular person wants to be on the "cutting edge" of the "next big thing"! Enter the banking cabal and their desire to have total and absolute control of your life through your banking account and your means...
  • Germans want to keep their hands on cash (74% oppose cashless systems)

    05/28/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 28 May 2015 15:23 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Confirming conservative stereotypes, Germans have come out strongly in favor of sticking to hard cash in conducting transactions, a survey published on Thursday showed. Paying for your bus ticket with a contactless card, putting down plastic in a restaurant or shop—these may be everyday aspects of life in the Anglophone world. But not so in Germany, where remembering to go to the cash point is something many expats have to get used to. And according to a study released by YouGov on Thursday, this is just how Germans like it. Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of respondents said that they...
  • Denmark moves closer to a cashless society

    05/21/2015 9:10:36 AM PDT · by HammerT · 17 replies
    The independent | 07 May 2015 | Doug Bolton
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  • How to keep the DEA from taking all your cash

    05/15/2015 9:13:01 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Joseph Rivers was never convicted of a crime. He was never charged with one, or even officially detained. But that didn't stop the Drug Enforcement Administration from taking his life savings away under civil asset forfeiture, the highly controversial practice that allows law enforcement officers to take property from people whom they never even charge with a crime. I spoke with Rivers's attorney, Michael Pancer of San Diego, about the case yesterday. He said the situation Rivers got caught up in -- where federal agents boarded a train and started asking people questions like "who are you?" and "where are...
  • How to end boom and bust: make cash illegal

    05/13/2015 12:00:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jim Leaviss
    A proposed new law in Denmark could be the first step towards an economic revolution that sees physical currencies and normal bank accounts abolished and gives governments futuristic new tools to fight the cycle of “boom and bust”. The Danish proposal sounds innocuous enough on the surface – it would simply allow shops to refuse payments in cash and insist that customers use contactless debit cards or some other means of electronic payment. Officially, the aim is to ease “administrative and financial burdens”, such as the cost of hiring a security service to send cash to the bank, and is...
  • How to end boom and bust: make cash illegal (Yeah, right)

    05/13/2015 10:49:15 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 58 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/13/15 | Jim Leaviss
    A proposed new law in Denmark could be the first step towards an economic revolution that sees physical currencies and normal bank accounts abolished and gives governments futuristic new tools to fight the cycle of “boom and bust”.... But if notes and coins were abolished and the only way to hold money was through a government-controlled bank, there would be no escape.
  • Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

    05/06/2015 3:11:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-6-15 | No author
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race. Her decision is another escalation in what is expected to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history. Mrs. Clinton’s allies hope that with her support, Priorities USA Action, the top Democratic super PAC, will be able to raise as much as $200 million to $300 million, on par with what the largest...
  • Bill Clinton on Foundation Troubles: 'I Just Work Here. I Don't Know.'

    05/06/2015 9:49:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-6-15 | Daniel Halper
    At a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakesh, former President Bill Clinton was asked why he isn't defending the Clinton Foundation from increased scrutiny. "I just work here," Clinton replied. "I don't know." The extended question to Clinton came from billionaire Mo Ibrahim who said, "I opened the newspaper and I was shocked to see these attacks on the foundation." The billionaire continued, "I didn't see anybody from the foundation standing up and really having a go at that. I don't know what your board members--I know my daughter [a board member], she's useless. Because you should have stand up...
  • Bill Clinton: “we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate”

    05/05/2015 2:33:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The Western Free Press ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jennifer Glen
    Bill Clinton was interviewed by NBC News, discussing Hillary’s run, their foundation, and the income he makes from speeches. The Clintons have certainly stuck with the narrative of being average people. He defends his half million dollar speaking fees with “I gotta pay our bills,” and “it’s the most independence I can get.” While there in nothing wrong with his right to earn a living by fetching great sums for his appearances, the Clintons really need to stop pretending they are one of the “little people.” And whenever they get caught being rich, they throw in a something about being...
  • Hill and Bill can’t hide from shady deals exposed in ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/04/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-3-15 | Kyle Smith
    The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they’ve been up to took a little bit of work. It wasn’t obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn’t ask: Who’s that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary? When you’re a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity...
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH:Press Panic Over Clinton Cash

    04/30/2015 3:48:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | April 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's get to this Politico story on the Clintons, 'cause it's big. I mean, The Politico and a lot of Drive-By Media outlets are really worried about this. They're worried about the Peter Schweizer book. They're worried about Hillary's e-mails and the servers. They're worried. This is sticking. There are some people in the media terribly worried about this, and what's also, I think, obvious now is that there is not -- as there was with Obama, there is not -- uniformity in the media supporting Hillary. She does not have blanket support in the media for her presidency,...
  • "Clinton Cash" Questions India Politicians $5 million Donation.

    04/29/2015 1:28:25 PM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/15 | Geoff Earle & Carl Camponile
    A politician from India donated some $5 million to the Clinton Foundation — which would have amounted to nearly his entire net worth, a new book about the Clintons claims. The Clinton Foundation in 2008 reported that it had received a contribution of between $1 million and $5 million from Amar Singh, a member of India’s Parliament and a pal of Bill Clinton. The size of the donation relative to Singh’s net worth raised questions about whether Singh was the true source of the cash, according to “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer The 2008 contribution was made as Congress debated...
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ questions India pol's $5M foundation donation (nuke deal ok'ed by then-Sen Hillary)

    04/28/2015 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 4/28/15 | Geoff Earle and Carl Campanile
    The Clinton Foundation reported a 2008 contribution of between $1-5 million from Amar Singh---a member of India’s Parliament and Bill Clinton's pal. Singh's contribution was made as Congress debated a nuclear agreement between the US and India, which then-Sen Hillary Clinton supported. She met with Singh to discuss the legislation. Singh’s donation was treated with suspicion and amusement in Govt financial-disclosure statements, Singh reported his total net worth was approximately $5 million.....meaning Singh had given between 20-100% of his entire net worth to the Clinton Foundation!” author Schweitzer says. Singh gave cryptic and conflicting answers about the donation..India's government...
  • Clintons Progress from Selling Lincoln Bedroom to Pocketing Millions While Hillary is Sec. of State

    04/27/2015 11:10:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-27-15 | Robert Wilde
    Richard Grenell, an American media commentator and the longest serving U.S. Spokesman at the United Nations, said that, revelations unveiled by Breitbart Senior editor Peter Schweizer in his bombshell book Clinton Cash were “actually quite shocking.” In a spellbinding week of interviews, media reports, and articles about the book, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters and Fox News exposed that the Clinton Foundation was receiving huge amounts of cash from foreign governments, while Hillary was the acting Secretary of State. Grenell, an eight year state department veteran, told Breitbart News Sunday guest host, senior writer, Matthew Boyle, that the state...
  • Miami’s police oversight board attorney resigns; will collect $143K

    04/22/2015 3:22:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/21/15 | David Smiley
    The embattled attorney for the civilian agency that oversees Miami’s police department has resigned, and he’s leaving with a six-figure sendoff. ....The city-funded agency will pay him $142,582 over the next six months, and in return Mays has agreed not to sue. He leaves following months of racially tinged rancor that split the agency’s 13-member board, pitted Mays against the agency’s executive director, and led to an inquiry into whether the long-serving attorney had usurped authority and stonewalled.....
  • Levin: "Clinton Cash" "Very Serious Book" On "Serious Issues"

    04/21/2015 2:54:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin dubbed Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” “a very, very serious book” on Monday. Levin touted Schweizer, saying he is “sharp” and “knows his stuff.”
  • Book on ‘Clinton Cash’ reportedly claims foreign donors got State Dept. favors

    04/20/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/20/2015 |
    The book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," could nevertheless mark the second major political headache for Clinton's budding campaign. Weeks before she announced her candidacy, reports surfaced that she exclusively used a personal email account, and server, while secretary of state. Under pressure, Clinton held a press conference to explain her actions, but transparency questions continue to loom over her bid after she announced it a week ago. Critics have long questioned, as well, the family foundation's history of foreign donations and whether donors got any...
  • Citi Economist: Abolish Cash (People Should Have to Pay Banks to Use Money)

    04/18/2015 6:54:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 18, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    The central banks don’t like that cash makes it hard to cut rates to below zero. 0% is pretty much as far as they can go (though there are exceptions such as in Denmark.) Bloomberg reports;
  • Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash [Link Only]

    04/16/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lorcan Roche Kelly
  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a...
  • Bar on Swipe Fee Is Unconstitutional

    03/27/2015 9:11:34 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 32 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | March 27, 2015 | ELIZABETH WARMERDAM
    SACRAMENTO (CN) - A California law prohibiting a swipe fee surcharge for credit card purchases is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Morrison England found that the law "is an unconstitutional restriction on plaintiffs' freedom of speech and is void for vagueness."
  • Forget the bank: Why many Americans are hiding cash

    01/31/2015 6:24:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    CNBC Yahoo Finance ^ | January 29, 2015 11:15 AM
    Where to stash your cash? Some Americans are sleeping on it-literally. While banks are still the go-to solution for most consumers, 29 percent say they're keeping at least some savings in cash bills and coins, according to a new survey of 1,820 adults from American Express (AXP). Of those holding cash savings, 53 percent are hiding it in a secret location. Millennials are even more apt than other generations to go the mattress or freezer route, with 67 percent of those saving cash saying that they hide it outside a bank account. "We've long asked people about how they've planned...
  • $2 Million Missing After Hong Kong Van Spills Cash On Road

    12/24/2014 1:54:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | Zoe Mintz
    **SNIP** Hong Kong police have asked anyone who grabbed the money to return it authorities as soon as possible. “Otherwise, they may have committed the crime of theft,” Wan Siu-hong, a district police officer, told reporters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. There was an estimated 35 million Hong Kong dollars --- $4.5 million US -- in the van. About $2.5 million has been recovered. Nearly $2 million is missing, according to the police. The van belongs to G4S, a British security company. According to the South China Morning Post, the company said it was liable for the multimillion-dollar loss...
  • Militant group offers cash rewards for 'location' of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    11/19/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2014 | Laura Collins
    "A group describing itself as a 'Militant Resistance' to a 'corrupt police state' has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal. Officer Wilson, 28, has been in hiding on paid leave ever since he gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, on 9 August. Now, in one of a series of incendiary tweets the RbG Black Rebels have stated, 'We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions.' And though the RbG Black...
  • Ten Years Later, The Question Remains: How On Earth Do You ‘Lose’ $6.6 Billion?

    11/17/2014 4:21:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-17-14 | Gerald D. Skoning
    My friend’s succinct reaction to the amazing headline was, “How do you lose $6.6 billion?” How indeed! Despite a full decade of audits and investigations, Pentagon officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion in cash that was intended for the Development Fund for Iraq. Apparently, it just “disappeared.” Was it just misplaced in an accounting error, or was it “stolen”? Who knows? Apparently, the Pentagon has no idea. Ah, the perils of the fog of war that covers up all sorts of foul play. It’s little wonder the money disappeared. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the...
  • How much money do we really owe? More than the government is saying and amnesty will kill us

    11/11/2014 8:55:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Amnesty will kill us. It will cripple our ability to get out of debt. Since Barack Obama took office we have watched helplessly while he ran up our debt using our future earnings as collateral. As ordinary Americans we are limited in our ability to visualize and actually get a true understanding of the magnitude of our debt. We hear numbers that start in the hundreds of billions and run to the trillions. These numbers lose their meaning and their impact because of their enormity. The current best guess is that we owe nearly 18 trillion dollars. That much money...
  • Job news!!!

    11/07/2014 1:15:17 PM PST · by deputytess · 9 replies
    I got a part time job in a Des office as a receptionist, but I may be able to use my phlebotomy skills to. Thanks for all your prayers. :)
  • “Common People Do Not Carry This Much U.S. Cash…” – - How Police Justify Stealing Citizens’ Money

    10/07/2014 2:24:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 10/07/2014 | Michael Krieger
    Police confiscating Americans’ hard earned cash, as well as a wide variety of other valuables, without an arrest or conviction is a disturbing and growing practice throughput these United States. Since cops get to keep the seized funds and use the money on pretty much anything they want, the practice is becoming endemic in certain parts of the nation. The theft is often referred to simply as civil forfeiture, or civil asset forfeiture. Incredibly, under civil forfeiture laws your property is “guilty until you prove it innocent.”The extent of the problem came to my attention last summer after reading an...
  • Canada Warns Its Citizens Not To Take Cash To The USA

    09/24/2014 4:48:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 70 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/24/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The Canadian government has had to warn its citizens not to carry cash to the USA because the USA does not presume innocence but guilt when it comes to money. Over $2.5 billion has been confiscated from Canadians traveling to the USA, funding the police who grab it. If you are bringing cash to the land of the free, you will find that that saying really means they are FREE to seize all your money under the pretense you are engaged in drugs with no evidence or other charges. It costs more money in legal fees to try to get...
  • Four Senate Democratic candidates rake in climate-change cash ( Udall:Co, Shaheen: NH & )

    09/18/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    The one-day GreenStorm campaign blitz raised more than $250,000 for Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, along with Senate hopefuls Bruce Braley of Iowa and Rep. Gary Peters of Michigan. ... The GreenStorm fundraiser was also supported by ProgressivesUnited PAC, the Voices for Progress PAC, the National Resources Defense Fund PAC, and the Population Connection Action Fund..
  • L.A. Fashion District Gets Hit With Money Laundering Raid

    09/17/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Hal M. Bundrick
    The fashion police descended in droves on the Los Angeles Fashion District last week, confiscating $100 million (mostly in cash), seizing three homes and arresting nine people. The raids on some 75 businesses are related to “Black Market Peso Exchange” (BMPE) schemes to launder drug money controlled by international drug cartels.
  • Gloomy, frantic Dems plead: More money, please

    08/15/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-15-14 | Byron York
    I've been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November's elections. First came the highly publicized "Impeachment Red Alert" campaign, in which the Democratic congressional committee warned that Republicans will impeach President Obama if they win control of the House and Senate. Though much ridiculed, the Impeachment Red Alert effort was a big winner, pulling in $2.1 million in small donations in a single weekend. Despite that success, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's mood seemed to blacken in subsequent days as she asked for more and more money. The subject line of Pelosi's...
  • Cash prizes for signing up for Obamacare?

    03/14/2014 3:26:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/14/14
    With roughly two weeks left in the open enrollment period for health insurance, some groups are trying to sell Obamacare to young people in terms they might actually understand: music, comedy, and cash. Young Invincibles, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that is focused on the economic issues affecting young adults, launched a sweepstakes last week where it is awarding a cash prize of $1,200 — enough to potentially cover a year's worth of health insurance premiums for a young adult — to people who download their health care app or submit a card in the mail. The contest...
  • HSBC imposes restrictions on large cash withdrawals (Bank Run Fears in UK)

    01/26/2014 9:33:19 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 January 2014 Last updated at 14:59 ET | Bob Howard
    Some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it, the BBC has learnt. Listeners have told Radio 4's Money Box they were stopped from withdrawing amounts ranging from Ł5,000 to Ł10,000. HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November. The bank says it has now changed its guidance to staff. New rules Stephen Cotton went to his local HSBC branch this month to withdraw Ł7,000 from his instant access savings account to pay back a loan from...
  • Bank Run Fears: Customers Being Forced to Provide Evidence For Why They Need Cash

    01/25/2014 4:29:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 98 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/25/14 | Mac Slavo
    HSBC is imposing restrictions on large cash withdrawals raising a number of red flags. The BBC reports that some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it. HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November for their own good: “We ask our customers about the purpose of large cash withdrawals when they are unusual… the reason being we have an obligation to protect our customers, and to minimise the opportunity for financial crime.” As one customer responded:...
  • Failure to lunch: Biden cash-strapped during stop (Slow Joe comes up short)

    11/22/2013 9:37:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/13 | S.A. Miller
    The vice president went to pick up sandwiches Thursday for himself and President Obama but didn’t have enough money to pay the bill. Luckily, the veep doesn’t travel alone — he called on an aide, who reached into his pocket for a 10-spot so that Biden and his boss wouldn’t go hungry.
  • Why does ATM cash now look so Fugly? (Vanity)

    11/18/2013 7:07:08 PM PST · by NYTexan · 39 replies
    I've noticed for some time now that the $20 bills dispensed from ATM's has been less than new. And that's being generous. Less than 5% would qualify to fit into a gift envelope. At least half of what I've received should have been incinerated! At least by standards I would think appropriate. Does anyone here work in the ATM industry that can shed some light on the matter?
  • Craigslist makes turning food stamps into cash a SNAP

    10/22/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 10/22/13 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Food stamp recipients are turning the government handouts into quick cash with ads on Craigslist, despite efforts to stem fraud. The federally-funded grocery assistance coupons -- which are issued by states in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. found several offerings at Craigslist sites around the country, where the sellers offered the welfare benefits at large discounts from face value.
  • Hemp activists dump cash on Capitol Hill

    10/10/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2013 6:12 PM EDT
    Three activists apparently protesting agricultural giant Monsanto have been arrested after dumping bags of real cash in a Senate office building. … (Capitol) Police say that one of those arrested was Adam Eidinger, who describes himself on his Twitter feed as a 21-year Washington radical and the co-founder of an online store called Capitol Hemp. …
  • Ex-French ambassador arrested with €350,000 cash

    08/31/2013 12:20:52 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | August 31, 2013 | Staff
    Former French ambassador Boris Boillon (pictured) was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, it emerged on Friday, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels with more than 350,000 euros in cash. Former French ambassador Boris Boillon was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels carrying more than 350,000 euros in cash, it emerged on Friday. It seems like a spectacular fall from grace for a man who enjoyed such an illustrious political career. Fluent in Arabic, he served as his country’s ambassador...