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  • 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 £5,000 to £10,000. 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 £7,000 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
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    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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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. FoxNews.com 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...
  • As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Doctors are Opting for “Cash Only” Clinics

    08/23/2013 1:23:49 PM PDT · by NCjim · 71 replies
    benswann.com ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ben Swann
    Physicians across the country are attending seminars that teach doctors how to start their own direct primary care practices. Direct primary care practices take no health insurance, only cash. In a recent survey conducted by the DPMA Foundation, 2 out of 3 doctors say they are “just squeaking by or in the red,” and 83% say they are “thinking about quitting the business.” With the looming threat of Obamacare, many doctors are planning to ditch the traditional business model for a more simple and straightforward one. Dr. Jerome Aya-Ay from Palmetto Proactive healthcare in South Carolina uses the “Direct primary...
  • A Stunning 60% Of All Home Purchases Are "Cash Only" - A 200% Jump In Five Years

    08/15/2013 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/15/13
    Remember when housing was the primary aspirational asset for a still existent US middle class, to be purchased with some equity down by your average 30 year-old hoping to start a family in his or her brand new home, and, as the name implies, aspire to reach the American dream? Those days are long gone. Back in those days the interest rate on the 10 Year bond mattered as it determined the prevailing marginal affordability of leveraged real estate. That is no longer the case, at least not for about 90% of Americans, because as Goldman shows, while before the...
  • Small Business in IRS Sights

    08/10/2013 9:39:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 9, 2013 | JOHN D. MCKINNON and SIOBHAN HUGHES
    Thousands of small-business owners have received letters from the Internal Revenue Service questioning whether they are underreporting their business income, a harbinger of a broader initiative aimed at boosting federal tax receipts and ensuring compliance. The program is the latest move in the agency's effort to combat what it sees as a widespread problem: failure by businesses, including mom-and-pops, to report all cash sales in order to minimize tax bills. Tax officials say the letters don't constitute an audit and instead are simply a request for more information. Some business owners and some lawmakers, however, call the new IRS program...
  • Man Has Home Ransacked by Police for Paying Cash

    07/20/2013 6:52:51 PM PDT · by metmom · 54 replies
    Mises.org ^ | July 11,2013 | Joseph Salerno
    Of the many crimes that have been committed by governments against their citizens in their global war on cash (also here), perhaps this is the most bizarre. Here is the story It all started one Saturday morning when Jarl Syvertsen, a 59-year-old disabled Norwegian man, purchased a PC, TVs, and washing machines for 80,000 kroner (roughly US$13,000) which he paid in cash. The store immediately alerted the police about the large cash payment. On Sunday a male and a female police officer appeared on Mr Syvertsen’s doorstep. Upon seeing them, Mr. Syvertsen at first feared that something may have happened...
  • Curse? Gardener didn't live to enjoy cash he found

    07/04/2013 8:09:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jul 4, 2013 | Lisa Black
    chicagotribune.com Curse? Gardener didn't live to enjoy cash he found By Lisa Black Tribune reporter 6:50 AM CDT, July 4, 2013 Advertisement Click here to find out more! The death of a McHenry County man, just days before he was to collect some of the $150,000 he found in his garden, is causing some to wonder if his elderly neighbor was right all along. She said the money was cursed. Wayne Sabaj, 51, was an unemployed carpenter when he reported finding the bags of cash while picking broccoli in August 2011. He was due to enter into a settlement in...
  • This German Woman Has Been Living Without Money For 16 Years (Here's how she did it...)

    07/02/2013 8:15:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2013 | MANDI WOODRUFF
    As we edge closer to a cashless society, some consumers are quietly challenging the idea of money in the first place––by giving it up completely. Daniel Suelo, 50, traded his nine-to-five for dumpster diving and a cozy cave in Utah's canyonlands back in 2000. But even before Suelo, there was Germany native Heidemarie Schwermer. In her early 50s, Schwermer decided to see what it'd be like to leave her cushy job as a psychotherapist and live money-free, a journey that's been documented in the film "Living Without Money." Sixteen years later, she hasn't looked back. Schwermer, now pushing 70, recently...
  • Sweden: where only 3% of the population uses cash

    04/08/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 83 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 04/08/2013 | WesternCulture
    Sweden really is annoying. We've made both Germany and Russia look like fools on battle fields. We haven't experienced war for two centuries by now, but we're prepared for the next one. We once were poor, but today, we enjoy a standard of living that clearly is better than that of the average American or any other country on Earth for that sake. Few Americans could afford a car like the Volvo V70 (best selling car in Sweden) and only a small percentage of the American population own second homes (very common in Sweden). Furthermore, my Sweden is more technologically...
  • Russia to ban cash transactions over $10,000

    03/27/2013 11:43:55 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 28 replies
    Russia Behind the Headlines ^ | March 26, 2013 | Viktor Kuzmin
    Russia may ban cash payments for purchases of more than 300,000 rubles (around $10,000) starting in 2015. The move is expected to boost banks’ cash reserves and put a damper on Russia’s shadow economy. However, the middle class will most likely end up having to pay the price for the scheme....Given the substantial criminal activity and illegal entrepreneurship, the grey and black economies account for 50–65 percent of GDP. Even former Central Bank Chief Sergey Ignatyev had to admit that about $50 billion was taken out of Russia illegally in 2012 alone.
  • Cash Only in Cyprus

    03/25/2013 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Ferfal Blogspot ^ | 3/23/13 | Ferfal
    It was very much unavoidable. As of right now, people in Cyprus are hungry for hard cash. For paying in gas stations, even groceries, suppliers want cash. Milk and medicine for your child? Cash only.
  • Cyprus: banks shut till Thursday as government scrambles to amend savings levy - live

    03/18/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 March 2013 | Graeme Wearden
    Photos: protests in Nicosia • Crucial parliamentary vote delayed until Tuesday • Reports of a rethink on bank savings levy • Vladimir Putin: savings levy is unfair and dangerous • Midday: Markets claw back some losses
  • Dave Says Hold that Cash

    01/22/2013 7:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Recently, my husband had to quit his job due to an old back injury. We have $25,000 in debt, but I’ll be receiving a $38,000 inheritance in a couple of weeks. Should we use the money to pay off our debt, or hold on to it in case he needs surgery?KristenDear Kristen,Now is the time to keep the cash piled high. You’re in the middle of an emergency, and that means you push the pause button on your Total Money Makeover and stop paying extra on debt. Surgery is a possibility at this point, plus you may need...
  • Guy Buys $123 Safe on eBay, Finds Major Cash Inside

    01/22/2013 5:41:37 AM PST · by rawhide · 88 replies
    newser.com ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    When James Labrecque listed an old safe—to which he did not have the combination—on eBay, the seller warned, "What you see is what you get, no returns, and no money back." A Tennessee man purchased it for $122.93, had a welder cut it open—and found $26,000 inside. The buyer shared the news with Labrecque via a positive review on the auction site, and Labrecque quickly attempted to convince the buyer to give him some of the cash, to no avail. In fact, WMC-TV reports, the buyer quoted Labrecque's own eBay disclaimer right back to him when turning him down. "I...
  • Pizzu Hut - No checks policy (along with many others)

    12/23/2012 11:34:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    To the question "Can you use a check ordering from Pizza Hut online?" We have this answer: You can only used a credit card or a Pizza Hut gift card to purchase online, no checks accepted. And, driving up to their window in South Central Texas, the same sign is posted. No checks accepted as of January 1. Wonder how many other establishments are going to do the same? I thought the economy was recovering....
  • Dave Says Cash is Your Umbrella

    12/20/2012 8:46:52 AM PST · by Altariel · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Our son is graduating from high school next spring. We’ve saved cash to pay for his first year of college, and we have enough in mutual funds to pay for another semester. When should we pull out the money to use for his education? Denise Dear Denise, I wouldn’t touch the money until right before you write the checks. However, I don’t want you to follow my advice just because I said so. My mutual funds have made a little more than 16 percent this year. If they stay at that pace, or if they make just 10...
  • VANITY: Romney vs. Obama Cash Update???? How much coordination is going on with PACS?

    09/25/2012 1:46:44 PM PDT · by AdamBomb · 7 replies
    I have heard conflicting stories as of late. I know Obama has more cash than Romney when looking at the individual accounts. But that doesn't include national committees and Super PACS. What is the current scoreboard? How much covert coordination goes on between candidates, committees, and SuperPACS?
  • China’s (Severe) Corporate Cash Crunch, Illustrated

    09/19/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Also Sprach ^ | 9-19-2012 | Zarathustra
    China’s Corporate Cash Crunch, Illustrated 19 September, 2012, 15:00. Posted by Zarathustra Paul J. Davies at FT wrote about China’s cash crunch last week. He found that one-third of companies experienced operating negative cash flow in the most recent quarter. More interestingly, he also found that many of the companies’ cash flow slumps are not seasonal. The fact that the economic slowdown is creating troubles for many Chinese companies is not a secret. Even though the economy is still growing fast relative to many other countries, corporate profitability has been declining. Sales are slowing as the economy slows, while costs...
  • More Americans opting out of banking system

    09/13/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2012 | By Danielle Douglas
    In the aftermath of one of the worst recessions in history, more Americans have limited or no interaction with banks, instead relying on check cashers and payday lenders to manage their finances, according to a new federal report. Not only are these Americans more vulnerable to high fees and interest rates, but they are also cut off from credit to buy a car or a home or pay for college, the report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said. Released Wednesday, the study found that 821,000 households opted out of the banking system from 2009 to 2011 and that the...
  • Neb. AG: Senator misused campaign cash at casinos

    09/13/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-13-12 | JOSH FUNK
    OMAHA, Neb.—State Sen. Brenda Council has apologized for misusing more than $60,000 in campaign donations at casinos and filing false reports to conceal it. Attorney General Jon Bruning says Council agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of filing false campaign reports that omit the casino withdrawals and cash deposits. In a statement, Council says she "made an error in judgment," and that she takes "full responsibility." She says she's receiving professional treatment for a gambling addiction and will not "give up or quit fighting for the issues."
  • Italian border police seize record amounts of gold, cash

    08/14/2012 3:54:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Business Recorder (Pakistan) ^ | 8-11-12 | Parvez Jabri
    ROME: Italian police Saturday announced a 78 percent jump in the amount of gold, silver and cash they have prevented from leaving the country illegally in the first seven months of 2012. The "Yellow Flame" financial police seized 41 million euros' ($50 million) worth compared with 23.2 million euros in the same period last year, they said in a statement. In addition to large quantities of cash and treasury bills, they seized 88 kilogrammes of gold and 570 kilos of silver, the statement said. Dogs trained to detect the scent of money played their part. A Labrador named Tango nabbed...
  • Romney, Republican Party raise $101.3 million in July

    08/06/2012 9:23:33 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/6/2012 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $101.3 million in July, turning in another big month of financial strength for their battle to defeat President Barack Obama on November 6. In addition to the July numbers, the Romney campaign also planned to announce on Monday that Romney, the Republican National Committee and state party participants have $185.9 million cash on hand. Romney has been outpacing the Democratic incumbent in fund-raising, and his July total of $101.3 million is another sign that Romney and his allies are on course to wash away any cash advantage...
  • The Hole in the Bucket (Americans Are Saving Less And Less)

    07/25/2012 11:53:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | July/Aug 2012 | Phillip Longman
    Never before in history has the great American middle class obsessed so much over financial planning as during the last forty years or so. ... And yet here we are today. According to a recent study by the Employee Benefits Research Institute, fully 44 percent of Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers lack the savings and pension coverage needed to meet basic retirement-age expenses, even assuming no future cuts in Social Security or Medicare, employer-provided benefits, or home prices. Most Americans approaching retirement age don’t have a 401(k) or other retirement account. Among the minority who do, the median balance in 2009...
  • Democratic Convention Benefits From Corporate Cash (RATS promised this wouldn't happen)

    07/22/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/21/12
    Democratic Convention Benefits From Corporate Cashby The Associated Press July 21, 2012 Shortly after last year's high-profile announcement that the 2012 Democratic National Convention would be the first in history not to rely on special-interest money, organizers in Charlotte quietly set up a nonprofit entity to rake in corporate cash. Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Duke Energy have all sent checks to New American City Inc., a non-profit entity being run by top officials on the convention host committee. Corporate money is bankrolling operations in direct support of the convention, including paying the salaries of the 41 full-time host...
  • One-Third of Obama’s Earnings 2009-2011 From Foreign Sources

    07/17/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    During the time that President Obama has been in office, he has earned some $2,711,340 from foreign sources. That’s 30.1 percent of Obama’s total income during that time. During that period, Obama forked over $87,429 to foreign countries. Most of that cash comes from book sales. That’s an inordinately large amount of money coming from overseas – far more than the typical American, certainly. And the question becomes whether President Obama is outsourcing his book sales. After all, why not pay American tax rates on that income? Why not ship from the United States, rather than printing abroad?
  • Team Obama to donors: Get off sidelines and send cash now

    05/31/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama’s campaign team and top supporters are telling donors they need to get off the sidelines now so they can compete with GOP super-PACS waging an expected $1 billion campaign against them. The deluge of cash from outside groups backing Republican Mitt Romney has prompted a sense of urgency among Obama’s supporters. Their message to donors is simple: send money now.
  • Many hospitals, doctors offer cash discount for medical bills

    05/29/2012 12:10:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 27 May 2012 | Chad Terhune
    The lowest price is usually available only if patients don't use their health insurance. In one case, blood tests that cost an insured patient $415 would have been $95 in cash. A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336. Then Snyder tripped across one of the little-known secrets of healthcare: If she hadn't used her insurance, her bill would have been even lower, just $1,054. "I couldn't believe it," said...
  • RUSH: Obama Voters LOSING JOBLESS BENEFITS Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers

    05/11/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Voters Losing Jobless Benefits Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers May 11, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michael in Momence, Illinois. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush, first-time caller. I'm calling because I was at the unemployment office just yesterday, and they have tables there where people fill out the paperwork that they have -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second. I need you to go slow here. CALLER: Okay. RUSH: Why were you at the unemployment office? It may seem like an obvious question, but...
  • Police arrest man for having real $50 bill

    05/01/2012 8:50:30 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 38 replies
    WKYT ^ | May 1, 2012 | WKYT
    Tennessee police are apologizing after arresting a man for using a $50 bill they thought was fake but that turned out to be real. Police in Shelbyville thought the bill was counterfeit after a convenience store clerk called them. The clerk said a marker used to detect false money didn't show the bill was real. The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported Officer Brock Horner arrested Lorenzo Gaspar on Friday. But a police evidence technician told the arresting officer that some old bills don't react to the markers. So police gave the money to two banks to check, and they said it was...
  • Aldi Customer Who Shot Armed Robber Sues for Return of His Gun(WI)

    04/16/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    abajournal.com ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    An Aldi customer in Milwaukee who shot and wounded an armed robber is suing police for the return of his gun. Nazir Al-Mujaahid had a concealed weapons permit to carry the gun, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blog Proof & Hearsay. In February, prosecutors said Al-Mujaahid was within his legal rights when he shot the man who pointed a shotgun at a cashier and then at Al-Mujaahid, according to a prior Journal Sentinel story. But police are keeping Al-Mujaahid’s gun as evidence in the case against two men accused in the robbery. Wisconsin Carry Inc., a gun rights group,...
  • Keep Ready Cash! Money Markets are Dead.

    04/17/2012 7:37:51 PM PDT · by Broker · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 17, 2012 | BROKER
    Should our fine financial system cease functioning cash will become a rare and precious medium. Over the years Americans have exchanged paper currency with confidence. Yet, today everyone's cash is a digital value out of hand. Our vast nationwide cash money market holdings greatly exceed any paper currency supply making any Bank run a momentary event. Should the financial house of cards crash, holders of green back US Dollars will be able to engage in trade. Gold hoarders will not know what to do. Credit cards won't work. Checks won't either. If you can't barter, cash will be king. Get...
  • Keep Ready Cash! Money Markets are Dead.

    04/17/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Broker · 56 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 17, 2012 | BROKER
    Should our fine financial system cease functioning cash will become a rare and precious medium. Over the years Americans have exchanged paper currency with confidence. Yet, today everyone's cash is a digital value out of hand. Our vast nationwide cash money market holdings greatly exceed any paper currency supply making any Bank run a momentary event. Should the financial house of cards crash, holders of green back US Dollars will be able to engage in trade. Gold hoarders will not know what to do. Credit cards won't work. Checks won't either. If you can't barter, cash will be king. Get...
  • Democrats’ ‘Jew Cash Money Team’

    04/02/2012 9:46:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/12 | Adam Kredo
    Update: The pictures can no longer be accessed through Facebook. Screen captures can be found below. The Democratic Party’s newly appointed Jewish outreach liaison is pictured on Facebook in a series of provocative photos with her friends holding dollar bills and referring to themselves as “Jewbags” and the “Jew cash money team.” Dani Gilbert, who has been a staffer in the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), was recently appointed as the Democratic National Committee’s Jewish outreach liaison, according to her Twitter feed. Photos publicly available on her Facebook page depict her engaged in the kind of youthful...
  • Occupy Wall Street in New York running low on cash (freeloaders have bail fund)

    03/10/2012 12:11:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/09/12 | Michelle Nichols
    Occupy Wall Street in New York running low on cashBy Michelle Nichols | Reuters – 9 hrs ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Occupy Wall Street group in New York is running low on money and on pace to run out by the end of the month, raising questions about the future of the movement that sparked a wave of nationwide protests against economic injustice six months ago. Donations to the group, which raised about $500,000 within weeks of setting up camp in a park near Wall Street on September 17, have slowed and with plans for an American Spring...
  • Jailed killer had dad, girlfriends cash unemployment checks

    03/04/2012 6:03:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/04/12
    Jailed killer had dad, girlfriends cash unemployment checksBy msnbc.com staff A convicted murderer awaiting trial in the Los Angeles County jail system had family cash $30,000 in unemployment checks, the Los Angeles Times reported. Anthony Garcia’s father and two girlfriends reportedly cashed those checks, $1,600 a month, and also deposited money in his jail account and that of other gang members. His father, Juan Garcia, 47, and girlfriends, Sandra Jaimez, 45, and Cynthia Limas, 25, were charged with unemployment fraud, the Times reported.
  • No MF Global customer cash in JPMorgan account: trustee (RAT Corzine not behind bars yet)

    02/19/2012 3:44:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/12 | Nick Brown
    No MF Global customer cash in JPM account: trusteeBy Nick Brown Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:11pm EST (Reuters) - The trustee managing the assets of bankrupt MF Global Holdings Ltd said none of the roughly $26 million being used to fund the futures brokerage in Chapter 11 is part of a $1.6 billion shortfall in customer accounts. **SNIP** "After an exhaustive investigation - which included the review of volumes of bank statements and an extensive population of cash transaction activity during October 2011 - the trustee does not believe that any of the cash in the JPM account ... represents...
  • Feds OK with leftover campaign money being invested

    02/07/2012 10:40:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 2-6-12 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — Candidate committees can rack up cash in a hurry, especially during a high stakes race. And provisions in election law allow campaigns to invest campaign funds, bolstering — or diminishing — contributions. In the 2011-12 election cycle, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-District 1, raised nearly $2.5 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. At the end of 2011, his candidate committee held $4.6 million. In early 1999, Citizens for Arlen Specter, the campaign for the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, sought the opinion of the FEC to determine what could be done with his excess cash,...
  • After race is run, lots of leftovers in WI campaign finances

    02/07/2012 10:34:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 2-6-12 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — In 2010, Sen. Russ Feingold raised $13.7 million in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. The long-serving Democrat lost, but he finished with more than $900,000 on hand. The former senator — like all candidates in federal elections — has some options when it comes to handling leftover campaign funds, some allowances that may surprise donors and the electorate at large. With a flood of Republican presidential candidates bowing out of the nomination chase — and in Wisconsin, U.S. Senate candidate Frank Lasee, a GOP state senator from De Pere, doing the same — Wisconsin Reporter...
  • Bam’s boodle bundler

    02/01/2012 12:18:59 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    NY POST ^ | 2-1-12
    When last heard from, former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was telling a congressional committee he hadn’t the foggiest idea what happened to $1.2 billion of his Wall Street clients’ money. This, following the $6.3 billion collapse last fall of MF Global, the brokerage Corzine took over after voters ousted him from the Trenton statehouse. The firm went belly-up after Corzine decided to risk pretty much everything on European debt. But an audit couldn’t account for $1.2 billion, and suggested the firm may have illegally mixed client funds with the company’s own. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that...
  • Meet the 'bundlers': Obama names top 445 financier friends..

    02/01/2012 6:48:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2012 | Staff
    The Obama re-election campaign has revealed the names who utilised their star power and/or financially endowed friends to shell out cash for his quest to stay in the White House. Included were 61 people who each raised at least half a million dollars. The donations are not based on individual donations, but how much friends of the Obama campaign was able to bring in based on the contributions of their pals and colleagues, a process known as 'bundling'.
  • I Suppose All Tall Massachusetts Men Look Alike…

    01/04/2012 3:24:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    In the Washington Times, Charles Hurt writes, “Both Mr. Kerry and Mr. Romney look like they should be cast as president in a made-for-TV movie. But in reality, both are hopelessly out of touch, calculating wax figurines. They both even speak French! In the end, Mitt Romney is John Kerry without the war medals.” Oh, come on, that’s not true. For starters, Kerry doesn’t have his war decorations anymore, since he threw them away. But I know John Kerry. John Kerry’s a blog target of mine. And Mitt Romney is no John Kerry. David Harmer is a California lawyer who...
  • SUNRISE: Colorado man returns $10,0000 found in Vegas airport [With Link]

    12/27/2011 7:33:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    The Gazette (Colorado Springs) ^ | December 27, 2011 | RYAN MAYE HANDY
    Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/jackson-130783-police-officers.html#ixzz1hkULafXb
  • Kings County sheriff's deputy jailed on embezzlement charge (Nabbed by a bait car)

    12/12/2011 10:35:01 PM PST · by Respond Code Three · 19 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | Lewis Griswold
    A Kings County sheriff's deputy is under arrest for embezzlement after fellow officers set up a sting and caught him stealing $500 from what appeared to be a stash of drug money. Patrol deputy Nick Simpson, 33, a five-year veteran of the department, was arrested Friday, one day after he had been dispatched to a bait car with a hidden video camera, Sheriff Dave Robinson said Monday. What Simpson didn't know was that the car in rural northwest Kings County had been planted with 1 ounce of methamphetamine and $1,760 in cash.