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  • Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws

    06/20/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/2016 | Politico
    I need to find out if this is BS---arguing with a guy at work: If Donald Trump’s claims that certain of his commercial ventures benefit charity are untrue, he could be held liable under Section 349 of New York’s General Business Law, which forbids deceptive business acts and practices, as well as under charitable solicitation laws, according to legal experts. In promoting products as varied as Trump University, Trump Vodka, a Trump board game, and his new book “Crippled America,” the businessman has declared that the proceeds would go to charity. None of Trump’s proceeds from Trump University have gone...
  • Trump Challenges Hillary: Stop Your Support for Refugee Program, Give the Money to Inner City Kids

    06/11/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump is calling on Hillary Clinton “to replace her support for increased refugee admissions… with a new job program for our inner cities.” Clinton “wants a 500% increase in Syrian refugees to come into our country,” Trump said at Friday’s Faith and Freedom Summit. Clinton’s plan to resettle 65,000 Syrian migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers over $42 billion over the course of the migrants’ lifetimes, based on projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector. Trump said that rather than using taxpayer funds to import foreign migrants from terror-prone regions, Clinton should instead use the funds to help struggling Americans...
  • MICHAEL COHEN - TRUMP ATTORNEY - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN BURNETT (Clinton Charity Scandal)

    06/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/1/2016 | Erin Burnett
    MICHAEL D. COHEN - ATTORNEY FOR DONALD TRUMP - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN BURNETT (6/1/2016)
  • 'PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED' Trump defends fundraising for vets, takes aim at 'sleazy' media

    05/31/2016 10:40:33 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Donald Trump fired back Tuesday at reports questioning his fundraising haul from a high-profile veterans event in January, releasing an extensive list of charities he said received the donations -- and slamming the media for questioning him. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the presumptive Republican nominee said he's raised $5.6 million and more is coming in. He rattled off the list of charities and the amounts they received, while taking scathing and sometimes-personal shots at the media for pressuring him to disclose the information. “I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job,” Trump...
  • 12 UMass students face possible arrests in connection to an alleged bad LSD trip

    05/14/2016 2:26:07 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 5/13/16 | Foster
    Twelve University of Massachusetts students could be arrested on drug and alcohol charges in connection to an 18-year-old woman’s alleged LSD use in a Bethlehem, New Hampshire cabin, according to the Caledonian Record. The Record reports that on Tuesday, Bethlehem Police responded to reports of an 18-year-old woman who was “thrashing and out of control” after allegedly taking LSD at the UMass Outing Club cabin, located in Bethlehem. Officer Andrew Hennessey said that different forms of marijuana were found in the cabin, and that students in the cabin admitted to taking LSD, although none was found. The students could face...
  • Clinton charity gave $2M to company owned by Bill’s ‘friend’

    05/13/2016 6:43:12 AM PDT · by safetysign · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/13/2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Bill Clinton’s foundation doled out $2 million to a power company partly owned by a wealthy blond divorcée about whom questions have been raised as to whether she is the frequent visitor to his home nicknamed “Energizer.” Picture at link.
  • Wall Street Analyst Who Warned on GE Ahead of Crash Calls Clinton Foundation “Charity Fraud”

    05/07/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by chopperman · 27 replies
    The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends. “It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group...
  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump’s most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump’s campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”To be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • Obama's income fell to $436,000, lowest of his presidency

    04/15/2016 10:38:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2016 5:59 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama’s income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax returns the White House released on Friday. The president’s more modest adjusted gross income reflected book sales that have continued to fall off in the years since he last published in 2006. The first family paid an effective tax rate of 18.7 percent. The Obamas also reported donating $64,000 to charity, or about 15 percent of their income. Their largest charitable donation, $9,000, went to the Fisher House Foundation,...
  • Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

    04/15/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 9:51 PM EDT | Chad Day
    Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family’s income to charitable causes. Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year, according to the couple's joint tax return. The share of his family’s income that went to charity was about one-third the percentage of income that his primary opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gave to charitable groups. The Sanders campaign...
  • Trump claims $102 million charitable donations over last 5 years, but gave no personal cash

    04/11/2016 8:20:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In a lengthy analysis of data provided by the Trump campaign, Washington Post writers David A. Fahrenthold and  Rosalind S. Heiderman find that claimed charitable contributions by Donald Trump included no actual cash from his personal funds. Since the first day of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has said that he gave more than $102 million to charity in the past five years. To back up that claim, Trump’s campaign compiled a list of his contributions — 4,844 of them, filling 93 pages. But, in that massive list, one thing was missing. Not a single one of those donations...
  • Petition to stop Trump: only the State can be generous! (People's Cube humor)

    04/07/2016 5:55:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6 Apr 16 | Hammer and Loupe
    We urge all out progressive readers to sign our petition calling on Donald Trump to stop his reactionary support of private charities, stop being generous, and let the state take care of people! The state always is there to help the oppressed and the downtrodden. Donald Trump's theatrics include handing a scholarship for the former Miss Wisconsin's son, flying an ill boy, giving a simple bus driver money, and giving donations to veteran groups. Instead, Mr. Trump should consider expanding government services, where thousands of caring bureaucrats can help the toiling masses as a class, according to their needs. It...
  • Here's what Trump gets wrong

    03/15/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 March 14 | Ron Insana
    In many ways, Donald Trump's political talking points are Orwellian at best. His constant insistence that the U.S. is not "winning" is being repeated with such pneumatic regularity that voters believe it. Or if they don't yet, they may soon. Whether we are getting killed on trade or being flooded with illegal immigrants, Donald Trump has been making arguments that were, in part, true thirty years ago, but most certainly not today. The "INGSOC" slogans in Orwell's epic dystopian novel, "1984": "War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" Would fit nicely among Trump's litany of incongruous phrases: "The...
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...
  • WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT IS A FRAUD

    11/11/2013 8:53:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/11/13 | Dean Graham US Army Ret, Iraq Vet
    The Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) pays millions of dollars for commercials showing injured service members. Many were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements (Why?). I have talked to many Veterans who were promised many things from WWP and did not receive anything in return for the use of their likeness in commercials and print ads. The commercials do not mention anything WWP does to help the injured service members. Listen closely to the commercials as they parade an injured veteran around like an injured animal. They pay famous actors and musicians to pull on the nation’s heart strings. Fox News takes...
  • Wounded Warrior Project execs fired

    03/10/2016 3:28:40 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | CBS NEWS
    In an update to a CBS News investigation of the country's largest veterans charity, Wounded Warrior Project, the board has fired the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. The CBS News investigation raised questions about how the charity spends the millions of dollars it receives in donations each year. Wounded Warrior Project's CEO, Steven Nardizzi, and COO, Al Giordano, were fired after criticisms from more than 40 employees about how it spends its more than $800 million raised in donations in the past four years. The allegations include lavish spending by the charity at staff retreats, and other...
  • What happened to Trump's donations to veterans?

    03/04/2016 11:26:55 AM PST · by GilGil · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/4/2016 | Drew Griffin
    The Trump campaign said the event raised $6 million for different veterans groups, with Trump himself contributing $1 million, but details released by the campaign Thursday show only about half of that money has been dispersed so far. The campaign did not provide specifics earlier this week, but after a CNN report aired Thursday morning questioning the contributions, a spokeswoman shared a list in the afternoon showing 27 veterans organizations that have received a total of $2.9 million to date.
  • Wasted Charity; Why the 'compassion industry' is not helping the poor.

    02/24/2016 5:06:23 AM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    ChristianityToday.com ^ | 11/11/11 | Amy Sherman
    Robert Lupton's book is ruffling some feathers. In Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) (HarperOne), the 40-year veteran urban minister "takes the gloves off" and argues that much of Americans' charitable giving "is either wasted or actually harms the people it is targeted to help. "Years of charitable giving at home and abroad, Lupton contends, have made barely a dent in reducing poverty and often encourage dependency. Toxic Charity offers some statistics, but more stories, as evidence that both our philosophy and practice of charity are frequently misguided. Lupton grieves that...
  • Justice Scalia’s Great Heart

    02/16/2016 6:59:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Fee.org ^ | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Justice Scalia's Great HeartMay God rest his soul Jeffrey Tucker Saturday, February 13, 2016 Some of Justice Antonin Scalia's decisions I agreed with and some I disagreed with. But I've never once doubted the sincerity of his beliefs. Now that he is gone from this earth, I can tell a story I've held inside for many years, a scene that touched me deeply and profoundly. I cannot think of him without remembering this moment. It was a spring afternoon some years ago, and he was attending church services, sitting in a back pew, holding his prayer book in his hands....
  • [false] Reports question Trump's giving to veterans groups

    01/31/2016 5:24:05 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 January 29 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump announced Friday he raised $6 million for veterans at his fundraiser in Iowa the night before. Iowa was amazing last night. The event could not have worked out better. We raised $6,000,000 for our great vets. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > But this would appear a significant increase from what he's given to the cause before, according to some reports which questioned whether the billionaire businessman has been a consistent donor to vet groups. Showbiz 411 reports that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave a total of $2.6 million in charitable donations in the last three years,...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • Wounded Warrior Project reportedly accused of wasting donor money

    01/27/2016 9:17:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CBS via FoxNews ^ | January 26, 2016 | staff
    The charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, is facing accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to a CBS News report.
  • Charity at Christmas

    01/06/2016 6:24:36 AM PST · by NRx
    As I've mentioned in previous blogs, some of the church fathers saw the giving of charity as a financial transaction which put God in debt to us (see for example my blog: Christmas: Give a Coat, Receive Immortality). No doubt the imagery was used as an incentive to get people to give to charity. The idea was based on interpreting particular passages of the Gospel. Below is a quote from St. John Chrysostom in which he portrays giving your goods to charity as a way to transfer them to heaven. When you arrive in heaven, you will be able...
  • HSBC bank cuts off services to Muslim charity

    01/04/2016 1:49:01 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 01/04/2016 | Shafik Mandhai
    HSBC bank cuts off services to Muslim charityMove against Islamic Relief is latest to affect Muslim groups in the UK but the bank denies motives are religious. Banking giant HSBC has stopped offering financial services to the charity Islamic Relief, which becomes the latest Muslim organisation to have its ties with the company cut. Islamic Relief UK was told by HSBC its activities in "high-risk jurisdictions" posed a challenge to the bank due to pressure from US authorities to deal with money laundering, according to a statement published on the charity's website on Monday.
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Donald Trump: The Least Charitable Billionaire In The World

    12/27/2015 3:11:11 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 186 replies
    News Examiner ^ | 8/15 | Ben Davis
    How miserly is The Donald? From 1990 through 2009, Trump has personally donated a total of just $3.7 million to his foundation, which was incorporated in 1987. In fact, the billionaire is not even the largest contributor to his own charitable organization. Tax returns show that World Wrestling Entertainment has given Trump’s foundation a total of $5 million in return for the developer’s assistance in working a couple of televised angles along with WWE boss Vince McMahon. The WWE gave Trump’s foundation $4 million in 2007 for his help in promoting that year’s WrestleMania festivities, and another $1 million in...
  • Trump Charities

    12/27/2015 7:52:12 AM PST · by GilGil · 11 replies
    Trump Organization ^ | 12/27/2015 | Erick Trump
    Founded in 2006, The Eric Trump Foundation (ETF) is dedicated to raising money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, ETF has donated and pledged nearly $30 million dollars to St. Jude. By using Trump-owned facilities, full-time volunteers and donated goods and services, The Eric Trump Foundation maintains one of the lowest expense ratios of any foundation in the country.
  • School lunch lady fired for giving free meal to hungry kid is offered job back

    12/24/2015 11:35:59 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 24 December 2015 | AP
    A southeastern Idaho cafeteria worker said she was fired for giving a student a free meal costing $1.70, but the school district offered her the job back after a national outcry. Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District last week after she gave a tray of food to a 12-year-old student who said she didn't have money for the meal.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Charity

    12/22/2015 11:46:30 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Mike Reid
    What's the difference between a charitable transaction (like giving a hitchhiker a ride or giving a beggar your spare change) and an ordinary market transaction (such as paying for a bus ride or paying a kid to shine your shoes)?
  • Have we finally gone too far on crowdfunding?

    12/20/2015 2:07:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month I was reading an article from Ester Bloom at The Atlantic dealing with the burgeoning trend of crowdfunding which raises some perplexing questions. She starts out by noting that there’s been something of a cultural shift in America on the subject of money. There was a time when asking for money was a rather uncomfortable subject and people generally only fell back on that approach as a last resort. It was not that long ago that people were squeamish about asking each other for money. Bringing up the subject of personal finances at all used to be...
  • Are kids from religious backgrounds really more selfish than their nonreligious peers? (Salon)

    12/14/2015 7:28:16 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/13/15 | Michael Schulson
    Are kids from more religious families more or less altruistic than their peers from less-religious families? That's what a high-profile new study from University of Chicago neuroscientist Jean Decety and a global crew of collaborators sought to determine... (snip) In their study, Decety and his colleagues gave the sticker test to 1,170 kids at schools in six cities--Amman, Cape Town, Chicago, Guangzhou, Istanbul, and Toronto...The researchers also gave the kids another test, in which they watched videos of people hurting other people, and then judged (a) how mean the bullies were, and (b) how much punishment the bullies deserved. (snip)...
  • Thousands Line Up For Free Holiday Meal Vouchers

    12/03/2015 12:32:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | December 2, 2015 | Gaby Fleischman
    MIAMI (CBSMIami) – It’s a celebration that’s become a pre-holiday tradition in little Havana… People lining up and camping out for a bit of holiday help, many waiting since Thanksgiving Day, dancing and playing dominos to pass the time hoping to snatch up one of 3,000 vouchers for a hot meal. For 50 years CAMACOL, the Latin chamber of commerce has handed out Christmas gift baskets, packed with turkey and all the trimmings. “It’s really good,” said Anna Duquerne, one of the many people waiting in line. “They help us a lot when they give this out.”(continued)
  • The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

    12/02/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy's life, a gambler's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new passenger got into the cab. What I didn't count on when I took the job was that it was also a ministry. Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me of their lives. We were...
  • Thousands of Red Cross volunteers in Holland won’t help refugees

    11/30/2015 7:25:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Dutch News ^ | November 30, 2015
    Thousands of volunteers for the Red Cross in the Netherlands say they are not prepared to help refugees, according to a confidential report in the hands of broadcaster Nos. The organisation carried out a survey of 1,300 of its 30,000 volunteers and found around one in five was unwilling to work with asylum seekers. The reasons given ranged from ‘I’d rather see our borders closed’ to ‘there is nothing for them here’, while others said most refugees are after an easy life. The Red Cross is holding a meeting with officials from all 25 districts on December 15 in an...
  • The IRS's Plan to Chill Charitable Giving

    11/22/2015 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 21, 2015 | Logan Albright
    Don’t you love donating to causes you believe in? Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that contributing to a worthy cause? And don’t you especially love that you can support whatever organization you choose anonymously? That last one is especially important given the news over the last few years that the IRS has been targeting conservatives with audits and denial of tax-free status for nakedly political reasons. Well, if the IRS has their way, this may be a luxury that will soon go the way of the dinosaur. A new rule is proposing that non-profit organizations collect...
  • Charities chafe at IRS proposal to collect donors' Social Security numbers

    11/22/2015 2:03:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    The IRS once again has stirred the ire of nonprofit groups, this time with a proposal organizations say could someday require them to collect and hand over the Social Security numbers of their donors. Under the proposed rule, the IRS would create an optional filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Those participating would, as part of their yearly report, turn over the Social Security numbers of any donors who give $250 or more to a charity in a given year. “I don’t know any charity that would adopt this, but those who do will certainly be scaring their donors,” said Mark Fitzgibbons,...
  • Making Bratton's Point, NYC Homeless Man -aka 'Bum'- Rakes in $200/hr Begging in Manhattan

    11/11/2015 7:18:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Maybe people need to start listening to NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton when he recently suggested that New Yorkers refrain from giving money to street beggars if they'd like to alleviate the panhandling epidemic brought on by the serially-misguided DeBlasio era.   Of course he was immediately attacked as some sort of heartless monster by the left with hashtags and worse... And while I can't prove how much heart the NYPD's head cop may-or-may-not have, he's got to have one hell of a lot more brains in his head than the 'progressive' NYers now inflicting their knee-jerk' 'caring' on the man: handing drunks...
  • Clinton charity WILL refile two years of tax returns over errors - after trying to get out of it

    11/05/2015 2:01:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    An offshoot of the Clinton Foundation has announced plans to resubmit its federal tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service, reversing an earlier decision against such a move. The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which offers HIV/AIDS treatment and vaccination programs, had decided on Monday that its 2012 and 2013 990 forms had only minor errors that do not require them to be refiled with the IRS. In the wake of media criticism, however, the group changed its mind again on Wednesday. 'As previously stated, the minor errors on the 2012 and 2013 CHAI 990s are immaterial and do not require...
  • How Do You Spell Apparent Fraud? The Clinton Foundation, Shady Accounting and AIDS

    10/27/2015 9:29:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Byline ^ | 10-26-15 | Ken Silverstein
    The Clinton Foundation has until November 16 to amend more than ten years’ worth of state, federal and foreign filings, but it’s going to be virtually impossible to do so without acknowledging that it has engaged in massive accounting fraud since its inception The Clinton Foundation has gotten a good deal of unflattering attention as of late, which isn’t surprising given that its best known namesakes are Bill, a former president and chronic philanderer, and Hillary, who hopes to be the nation’s next leader. Furthermore, the foundation portrays itself as do-gooder nonprofit organization but a cursory look reveals questionable and...
  • Furious Charity Pulls Calais Camp Funding After 'Migrants BURN Food and Clothes'

    10/11/2015 9:29:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | Jaje Burman
    A CHARITY has stopped providing aid to the Calais 'jungle' because aid workers have concluded the majority of migrants in the camp do not need to be there.The Human Relief Foundation (HRF) has been giving aid to the migrant camp with the belief that its occupants are fleeing war-torn countries like Syria. However, the charity decided to pull the plug after its deputy chief executive Kassim Tokan recently paid a visit to Calais. The shocked deputy claimed he discovered unwanted clothing and food "being dumped and burnt" by migrants. Mr Tokan said: "I thought they have valid reason, but...
  • UK charity considers cutting off aid for the ‘Jungle’ at Calais (Muslim horde)

    10/11/2015 2:37:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2015 | Chris Brooke and Peter Allen
    A crisis relief charity chief is set to pull the plug on aid to the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp after discovering most people there are economic migrants ‘without any reason’ to leave their home country. The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation has been running a project to help the ‘refugees’ at the makeshift camp and previously claimed they were all ‘fleeing war and significant atrocities.’ But a visit by a team led by Kassim Tokan, the HRF deputy chief executive, discovered a totally different picture on the ground, with unwanted clothing and food being ‘dumped and burnt’ by the migrants. Instead of...
  • Carly Fiorina's charity has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011

    10/05/2015 10:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Nothing has defined Carly Forina's presidential campaign quite like her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood — a point she has brought up repeatedly at debates and press conferences. It might seem odd, then, that her Fiorina Foundation has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011. The Fiorina Foundation isn't actually, legally, a foundation, per se; it's an account Fiorina and her husband hold with The Ayco Charitable Foundation, a "donor-advised fund" that stashes charitable donations for clients in case they want to quickly receive tax benefits, The Daily Beast explains. One expert on the topic described it...
  • Vanity--What do FReepers think of Wounded Warriors as a charity?--vanity

    10/04/2015 2:04:16 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 55 replies
    Vanity | 10/04/15 | Mamzelle
    Look at charitable giving budget after a lean year and I want to make every penny count. I tend to be suspicious of any philanthropy that engages in heavily emotional advertising. Opinions about WW from FReepers appreciated.
  • Lois Lerner's 'Partners' (NASCO - the National Association of State Charity Officials)

    09/26/2015 8:26:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    **SNIP** To know NASCO is to understand why Mr. Jones’ 2007 letter to Lois Lerner, in which he discusses a “sentiment” for charities to become more transparent, is so typical of NASCO’s hypocrisy about transparency, honesty and ethics. Their annual conference was once completely closed off from representatives of nonprofit organizations because NASCO did not like being criticized for their questionable and overbearing tactics. Indeed, in his 2007 letter to Ms. Lerner, Jones criticizes “’push back’ from the nonprofit sector.” These bureaucrats do not like criticism from those they regulate, and they are effective at chastening their critics. Jones also...
  • No Public Safety Net: Making American Compassionate Again

    09/23/2015 11:11:49 AM PDT · by RogerEsq · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2015 | Roger Banks
    DailyCaller OPINION ‘Global Indifference’: Pope Francis’ Cure is A Cause ROGER BANKS @rogerbanksesq Writer While in America, Pope Francis will almost surely repeat his call for the “redistribution of economic benefits by the state” as a remedy for what his November 2013 Apostolic Exhortation calls “an economy of exclusion and inequality.” Presupposing a causal connection between a “culture of prosperity” and “global indifference” to the poor, the Exhortation reads as follows: We end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all...
  • Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

    09/04/2015 12:26:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    AFP by way of Yahoo News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Victor Luckerson
    Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. "...I'll...host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country," he wrote...he said:..."You have dozens of islands which are deserted and could accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees."...the "main thing is investment in infrastructure"..."And if things improve, whoever wants to go back (to their homeland) goes back," said Sawiris,...
  • Why $19.00 a month?

    08/26/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by JimRed · 18 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | Self
    Why $19.00 a month? Why not $15, $20, $30?
  • Donald Trump Demands $10 Million to Charities to Appear at CNN Debate

    08/20/2015 9:23:31 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    Donald Trump continues his successful run of making headlines by asking questions few have thought, or would think, to speak. In fact, the Donald had a lot to say in Time magazine’s cover story, not the least of which was his suggestion that he is such a ratings draw that CNN should pay him to appear at its presidential debate on Sept. 16. “Here’s my question: So if I go to CNN and I say, Look, you’re going to have a massive audience, and if I say to them, I want $10 million for charity, nothing for myself, what happens?...
  • The Jesus We Love

    08/19/2015 6:44:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 8/19/15 | Richard Stearns, World Vision president
    Jesus is becoming less and less a figure to whom people commit their lives. A Barna survey earlier this year found that while 65 percent of Boomers made a personal commitment to Jesus, only 46 percent of Millennials had. They are also 10 percent less likely to believe Jesus was divine, compared to Boomers. Jesus may be losing his luster in our culture of decreasing church attendance and religious beliefs. Still, I find there is a Jesus who everybody loves, the Jesus who modeled what it means to show compassion to the stranger, care for the widow, bind up the...