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  • George Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England', backing secret plot to thwart Brexit

    02/07/2018 4:48:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/7/18 | Nick Timothy Kate McCann Claire Newell Luke Heighton
    George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who ďbroke the Bank of EnglandĒ, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose. The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU. The campaign is trying to recruit major Tory donors in an attempt to undermine Theresa May.
  • George Soros Faces Hometown Exposure and Revolt

    03/09/2018 6:24:37 AM PST · by Twotone · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 7, 2018 | Victor Gaetan
    Across Hungary, George Sorosís aged face dominates bus stops, pedestrian pathways, and major intersections with the cryptic message, ďDonít let Soros have the last laugh.Ē Last laugh? A tag line explained the allusion: ď99% reject illegal immigration.Ē The anti-Soros ad campaign conflates the controversial financierís investments in leftwing political causes, including open borders, with the European Unionís ongoing effort to force Hungary and other EU countries to accept an annual quota of illegal immigrants. To redistribute hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in Italy and Greece in 2015, the EU assigned each member state a compulsory number: 1,294 for...
  • An ex-con disarmed a gunman in a Texas church. Then Ďthe good guys shot meí

    02/27/2018 9:09:08 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 2/27/18 | Matthew Martinez
    When a man with a handgun walked into a church service at the Faith City Mission in Amarillo, Texas, most of the crowd of about 100 started to run. But Tony Garces, an ex-con, took his shirt off and confronted the gunman, according to a news release from Amarillo police. After Garces wrestled the gun away from 35-year-old Joshua Len Jones, and helped prevent what could have been another mass shooting on the same day as the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., at least one Amarillo police officer shot Garces. He was hit twice, in...
  • James OíKeefe sued for $1 million over video sting

    06/01/2017 5:47:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    hotair ^ | 06/01/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    Politico reports that James OíKeefe has been sued for an undercover video sting he released last year: OíKeefe and his organization posted some of the videos online last October, purporting to show efforts by Democrats to provoke violence at Donald Trumpís campaign rallies and events. The recordings led two Democratic operatives, Robert Creamer and Scott Foval, to leave their posts even as they decried OíKeefeís tactics. In the new civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington Thursday, Creamer, his Strategic Consulting Group and a related firm called Democracy Partners accuse OíKeefe and several colleagues of conspiring to violate...
  • BUSTED: Here are the COMPLETE rigged ďpre-electionĒ election results

    11/05/2016 12:05:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 122 replies
    Maine Republic Mail Alert ^ | November 4, 2016 | David Robinson
    ‚Üź ‚ÄúThe Prayer‚ÄĚ ‚Äď David Archuleta & Nathan¬†Pacheco Where There‚Äôs A Will, There‚Äôs A Way! ‚Äď If at first, you don‚Äôt succeed, try¬†again! ‚Üí BUSTED: Here are the COMPLETE rigged ‚Äúpre-election‚ÄĚ election results . . . [printed and ready to¬†go]. Posted on November 4, 2016 by David Robinson Pre-reported to the Maine Republic Email Alert at 7:30 p.m. TRUMP LOSES!!! This was ripped straight off the Worldnow media server that FOX, CBS, and others will use. This is not a spoof! They have already finalized the election and prepared the report pages. This is a bust of the entire...
  • Ex-Con Saves Baby Found (Crawling) on Side of Highway

    06/17/2014 3:56:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Mississippi Now ^ | Jun 17, 2014 | Jun 17, 2014
    Long ago, Bryant Collins learned the value of choosing the right path. "I've been in a lot of bad situations," he admitted. But this past Friday, Collins found, on the side of Highway 72 in Georgia, a chance to save a life. A baby girl had crawled through the woods, 300 yards from home. "I had seen something out of the corner of my eye, and I thought it was a baby," Collins recalled. "I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby...almost in the highway." After calling 911, Collins stayed with the baby for two hours...
  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 11/7/2012
    DETROIT (WWJ) Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud. Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulteís 32 percent. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.
  • Ex-con returns from prison only to find his wife MUMMIFIED in bed (Spain)

    10/11/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    NYDN ^ | October 10, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Spanish man home from prison finds his wife mummified in bed Eduardo Ruiz grew concerned when he stopped hearing from his wife, Ńngeles FernŠndez. But authorities refused to allow anyone to enter the home, despite complaints of an unpleasant smell in the area ó until he managed a conditional release and broke in himself. A man in Spain came home from prison last week to find his wife mummified on her bed. Eduardo Ruiz, from the town of Ciempozuelos just outside Madrid, had not heard from his wife for a year when he complained to police in 2011. At the...
  • Rag Radio:Academic/Activist Bernardine Dohrn, Former Leader of Weather Underground[Listen:INTERVIEW]

    10/28/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies
    TheRagBlog Latest News and Views Progressive Front ^ | October 27, 2011 | Thorne Dreyer
    Academic/activist Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of Weather Underground, on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here. Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic, and child advocate, was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio Friday, October 21. Dohrn is Clinical Associate Professor of the Northwestern University School of Law, and founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center. Bernardine was a national leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBIís 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade.
  • Out of Prison, Former Mayor Shows Interest in Running Again [Bridgeport, CT]

    07/13/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2011
    Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, released a year ago after serving nearly seven years in prison for corruption, has expressed some interest in running again to lead Connecticut's largest city. The city's powerful Democratic boss says Ganim would like to run, but he's backing Mayor Bill Finch and discouraged Ganim from running. "He has some aspiration for running," Mario Testa, chairman of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee who has met with Ganim, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Right now I don't think it's the right time for him to jump into the rink." Testa said he does not believe...
  • Passenger Busted in Miami Airport Shutdown-Luggage suspicious, bomb squad on scene

    09/03/2010 1:07:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | 9-3-10 | Mary Papenfuss
    Sep 3, 2010 2:20 AM CDT - A passenger has been arrested after something suspicious in his checked luggage triggered a shutdown of Miami International Airport last night. Four of six terminals and airport roadways have been closed,
  • Four Slain in Northampton Home (Pennsylvania)

    06/28/2010 11:37:26 AM PDT · by Palladin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    THE MORNING CALL ^ | June 26, 2010 | Devon Lash
    Hearing cries in the home next door, a Northampton man instinctively ran to help. It was the natural thing to do in a borough where violence is rare and people know their neighbors. But the Good Samaritan got just past the front door at 1917 Lincoln Ave. when he was stabbed to death. Three others also were found slain in the home Saturday. A suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody. Police have not released the names of the victims. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said all were adults. The bodies of two men and a woman,...
  • Will an ex-convict stage a political comeback? ("Beam me up!" - James Traficant)

    05/01/2010 10:11:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies · 684+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | May 1, 2010 | MEGHAN BARR
    Will an ex-convict stage a political comeback? By MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press Writer Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 9:16 a.m. BOARDMAN, Ohio ó A hero of the tea party movement is seated in a corner booth at his favorite diner, his famous toupee sticking out above the wooden slats like a warning. That mop of hair, possibly more famous than the man himself, tells the regulars bent over coffee mugs all they need to know: Jimbo has entered the building. He has arrived, as usual, with an entourage. But ever since he was released from prison last fall, Jim Traficant's...
  • ObamaCare Signing: Ex-con at the Scene of the Crime

    03/25/2010 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 460+ views
    big government ^ | 3/25/10 | Joel B. Pollak
    Convicted felon Robert Creamer, who wrote the blueprint for the Democratsí health care reform campaign, attended official health care signing celebrations in Washington, D.C. yesterday. He was joined by numerous activists and ďcommunity organizersĒ who have had their sights set on nationalizing health care and have finally achieved it. Creamerís spouse, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, was one of the billís most vociferous proponents. Creamerís attendance was leaked by a fellow partygoer who blogged: ďI just got back from the post-signing ceremony celebration at the Interior Department. It was like a family reunionĖyoung Obama staffers mixing with warriors from the í93-í94 health...
  • Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs (Let's stroll down memory lane)

    07/26/2005 3:47:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 3,314+ views ^ | January 28, 2001
    Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs In one of his last official acts President Clinton commuted Mel Reynolds sentence. The former congressman had two years left to serve for tax evasion. (POSTER'S NOTE Democratic congressman Mel Reynolds was sent to jail for criminal sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an...
  • Knock, Knock, Knockiní Down ďKevinísĒ Door (ex-con son of would-be senator Kweisi Mfume)

    07/04/2005 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 634+ views
    Knock, Knock, Knockiní Down ďKevinísĒ Door City Paper Digi-Cam 2237 Linden Ave. The real estate listing spoke of great promise for the house at 2237 Linden Ave., a three-story attached single-family home with a garage and a nice-sized yard: ďVision, enthusiasm & dreams are great tools when looking at this property,Ē the Jan. 4 listing gamely read. ďReservoir Hill is the next Mecca for visionaries & trendsetters. Invest now & gain instant equity on settlement day.Ē The asking price: $135,000. Then the house fell down. And now, it seems, no one was responsible for itóespecially Michael Mfume, the ex-con son...
  • Woman Believed Kidnapped Makes Frantic Call To 9-1-1 - (Location: S.Daytona Beach, Florida)

    04/29/2005 11:15:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 1,319+ views
    WFTV.COM ^ | April 29, 2005 | Staff Writer
    SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County investigators believe a woman is in danger and they have no idea where she is. What they do know is that she made a frantic call to 9-1-1 and, they believe, she's with a man who has a very dangerous past. South Daytona Beach investigators say the man they are looking for just got out of prison in December. He's had a long history of violent crimes, including assaulting elderly people. Now police believe he may have kidnapped his girlfriend and she could be in danger. "He could very well kill her," said...
  • The misfortunate fugitive

    03/17/2005 5:25:31 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2005 | By Tony Plohetski
    Lack of proper vehicle stickers starts man's undoing By Tony Plohetski AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, March 17, 2005 Steve Johnson said he was on his way home Tuesday night after a 13-hour shift at Dell Inc. when he saw the police lights flashing. Johnson, 52, pulled over at Braker Lane and Lamar Boulevard in North Austin, where rookie police officer Ryan Huling told him he was being stopped for having an expired registration sticker and no inspection sticker. A secret Johnson had kept for nearly 30 years was about to unravel. Huling, following procedure, said he ran a state and local...
  • Afghans Arrest Americans in Abuse Case

    07/08/2004 1:21:25 PM PDT · by jjm2111 · 45 replies · 4,831+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoooooooo! ^ | Thu, Jul 08, 2004 | AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer
    Afghan forces arrested three Americans, including a purported former Green Beret, after raiding a jail they were allegedly running in the Afghan capital and finding prisoners hanging from their feet, officials said Thursday. The U.S. military, facing a widening inquiry into prisoner abuse, quickly distanced itself from the three, who had been posing as American agents before being detained Monday. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Thursday "the U.S. government does not employ or sponsor these men." Afghan officials also dismissed claims by the apparent ringleader, Jonathan K. Idema, that he was a "special adviser" to their security forces, saying...
  • Martha Stewart to Get New TV Show

    12/08/2004 4:51:31 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 13 replies · 306+ views
    iWon News ^ | December 8, 2004
    Martha Stewart will revive her daily homemaking show next September, this time with a live audience, celebrity guests and the help of "The Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett, it was announced Wednesday. Stewart, in prison and not allowed to conduct business, was not involved in the deal with NBC Universal to syndicate the show but is "very pleased," said Susan Lyne, president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. --snip-- Shortly before she went to prison, Stewart gave Burnett a cerrated ruler that could also be used as a fruit peeler. He said he thought she was giving him a file to bake...