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  • Apple Responds to Hacker’s Threat to Wipe Hundreds of Millions of iPhones

    03/23/2017 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | Mar 22, 2017 | By Robert Hackett
    Apple is reassuring customers that its systems have not been breached while a hacker, or hackers, threaten to remotely wipe hundreds of millions iPhones of all their data, including photos, videos, and messages. The hackers are using an alleged cache of stolen email accounts and passwords as leverage in an attempt to extort the world's most valuable company. They claim to have access to as many as 559 million Apple email and iCloud accounts, Vice blog Motherboard reported on Tuesday. The group, calling itself "Turkish Crime Family," said it would delete its alleged list of compromised login credentials only after...
  • GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups

    03/01/2017 10:06:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/2017 | Melissa Jacobs
    The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism. “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s...
  • The EU Is Operating Like A Mafia Family: Extortion and Strong-Arming Are The New Politics

    02/23/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Extortion, loan-sharking and protection rackets are all part of the Mafia’s “Business Model”, it seems that the European Union has adopted this model in its Brexit negotiations with the U.K. After Jean Claude Juncker’s (President) announcement that Britain should pay 50 Billion Pounds to leave the EU club (family), is it any wonder that the Brits are starting to see the EU federalists as a “Godfatheresque” criminal organization.
  • New Book Exposes How EPA Distorts Science To Fit Its Political Goals

    12/26/2016 7:33:23 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/25/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency has based its most onerous air pollution regulations on junk science meant to further political goals, says the author of a new book. Lawyer-statistician Steve Milloy’s new book, “Scare Pollution,” shows readers how EPA has distorted the science behind air pollution regulations to hamper politically incorrect industries, from coal to logging to manufacturing. “I have worked on EPA science controversies for 25 years,” Milloy told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “EPA doesn’t use science so much as it abuses it for its political ends.” Milloy is referring to EPA regulations that rely on the shaky claim...
  • 2 Attys Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Scheme Involving Porn Downloads

    12/17/2016 11:48:38 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 12 replies
    KSTP News ^ | December 16, 2016 | Brandi Powell
    The indictment says Hansmeier and Steele threatened copyright lawsuits against people who allegedly downloaded pornographic movies from file-sharing websites. Hansmeier and Steele filmed some of the pornographic movies themselves and would then upload those movies to file-sharing websites to lure people to download the films, according to the indictment.
  • Schweizer: Obama’s DOJ ‘Transferring Money to Left-wing Groups’ ‘to Influence This Election’

    10/27/2016 4:21:59 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2016 | John Hayward
    On Wednesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, Clinton Cash author and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer discussed the latest GAI report about the Obama Justice Department’s funneling of money to left-wing groups using fines levied against financial institutions. Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow described the report as exposing the Justice Department of “quite literally extorting companies to fund left-wing activists.”
  • Report: Justice Department Extorts Companies to Fund Left-Wing Activists

    10/24/2016 8:12:09 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A new report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) concludes that the Obama administration’s Department of Justice has been extorting fines from major banks, which are then used to fund leftist groups that push the Democratic vote. The report notes that while community organizing groups have been using aggressive, “terrorist” tactics for decades to force banks to provide funding for their operations, the Obama administration has brought the power of the federal government to bear on their behalf. Banks are threatened with lawsuits for racial discrimination based on the controversial “disparate impact” theory, and offered incentives to settle by paying left-wing groups directly, beyond the...
  • Illegal Alien Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Helping Kill 14-Year-Old Boy

    09/09/2016 8:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 8, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, a 27-year-old illegal alien gang member who also went by “Killer,” just pled guilty in federal court to racketeering crimes and participating in the murder of a 14-year-old Maryland boy. From a Justice Department press release: According to his plea agreement, beginning in 2010, Rodriguez-Nunez conspired with members and associates of MS-13 to engage in crimes to further the interests of the gang, including murder, assault, robbery, extortion by threat of violence, obstruction of justice, witness tampering and witness retaliation.  Specifically, Rodriguez-Nunez admitted to his role as the driver in a drive-by shooting on Dec. 5, 2012, in which...
  • Greenpeace under fire

    06/26/2016 9:51:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2016 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Nations around the world reject its eco-terrorism tactics. Governments and courts around the world are finally cracking down on the eco-terrorist organization Greenpeace. The crackdown, which is long overdue, couldn’t happen to a more misguided bunch of people. In early December 2014, more than 20 Greenpeace activists damaged a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a publicity stunt meant to motivate greater government support for renewable-energy sources they think are necessary to battle supposed human-caused climate change. The activists walked into a “strictly prohibited” area where the Nazca Lines are located in Peru and laid big, yellow cloth letters...
  • US Ambassador: 'Best weapon against BDS - a Palestinian state'

    06/15/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 6/15/16 | Yoni Kempinski, Arutz Sheva staff
    US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro addressed the 2016 Herzliya Conference on Wednesday, noting the close social, economic, and political ties between the US and Israel. “Israel is home to over 2,500 US firms,” Shapiro said, pointing out that there “are more Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ exchange than Indian, Japanese, and Korean listings combined.” Looking to shore up President Barack Obama’s pro-Israel bona fides after more than seven years of diplomatic tensions with the Israeli government, Shapiro claimed the US President admired Israel for its many accomplishments. “’Americans admire a people’, said President Nixon, “who can scratch a...
  • Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $71.46 Million from For-Profit College

    06/09/2016 1:21:35 PM PDT · by safetysign · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2016 | Stephen K. Bannon
    With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations.
  • Clinton Banked $6.7 Million From Paid Speeches in 2015

    05/18/2016 2:06:15 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 18, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Hillary and Bill Clinton brought in a combined total of $6.725 million in paid speeches in 2015, according to a personal financial disclosure form released late Tuesday night. According to a document her campaign released last year, Clinton gave six paid speeches for a combined income of $1.475 million. One of her biggest pay days was a speech given to Ebay on March 3, 2015 for $315,000. Bill proved to be the 'bread winner' of the pair by giving 22 paid speeches last year for a total of $5.25 million. Eleven of the speeches came after his wife announced her...
  • HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

    05/11/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 39 replies
    The Williams Institute ^ | 05/11/2016 | Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
    By adding to an already challenging legal environment in North Carolina, HB2 could cost the state almost $5 billion a year, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. "The repeal of HB2 would not only reverse the threat to over $5 billion in economic activity for the state, but would also begin to bring North Carolina some of the economic advantages that come when a state embraces diversity and its LGBT citizens," said Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel at the Williams Institute and co-author of the new report. While prior reports have focused on...
  • Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if US Congress passes 9/11 bill

    04/17/2016 6:46:44 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 31 replies
    NYT News Service ^ | 4/16/2016 | Mark Mazetti
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of US Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets held by the kingdom if lawmakers pass a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill's passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of inten se discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the...
  • NC Passes Bill to Protect Women and Girls But The Left Won’t Have It

    03/26/2016 7:37:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Michael Ware
    North Carolina passed a bill making it illegal for men and boys who claim to be a woman to use female facilities. Places such as public restrooms, showers and locker rooms now will be off limits to these men. As I reported this bill was voted on in response to the anti-discrimination law that was passed by Charlotte city council. The, pushed as a law to overcome discrimination, was no more than a Transgender wedge to push their agenda. But, now there are consequences for the passage. The bullies are out in full force. Breitbart reports
  • Club for Growth warns against Trump endorsements

    03/01/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/01/16 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth is issuing a warning to its stable of congressional candidates this fall: Endorse Donald Trump and you might just lose your backing. . . More spending is expected over the next two weeks, which could be decisive in determining whether Trump is the nominee, sources at the Club said.
  • Extortion: Obama Race Nazis Shake Down Toyota For $22 Million

    02/11/2016 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/11/2016
    As Obama's consumer watchdog agency kneecaps yet another car lender for payola for Democrat constituents, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pledge to double down on the monstrous abuses carried about by the agency. The five-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, now the single most powerful and least accountable federal agency in Washington, just put a $22 million hit on Toyota Motor Credit over more trumped-up racism charges. All told, the out-of-control agency has extracted more than $220 million from the auto finance industry, including major players Ally Bank, Honda and Fifth Third Bank. Several other lenders are under anti-bias investigation. The...
  • D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime

    02/06/2016 6:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 5, 2016 10:16am ET | Nick Kangadis
    The District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council has passed a measure that would pay people $9,000 a year to NOT commit crimes. The mafia has a word for this: extortion. Except in this case, the mafia are the potential criminals, and the neighborhood business owners are the D.C. government. Under the measure, which still has to be approved by the mayor, city officials would choose 200 people a year that they consider to be at high risk for committing or becoming a victim of a crime. ...
  • Muslims in Germany say Sex Attacks will Continue Until the Government Bans Alcohol!

    02/01/2016 5:10:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 92 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 1/28/2016 | Onan Coca
    Remember the good ol' days when immigrants would assimilate into the culture of their new nation in an effort to fit in and be 'good citizens'? Yeah, that mindset doesn't seem to exist anymore, especially with the new wave of Muslim migrants currently swarming throughout Europe. While outrage continues to spread throughout Europe (and particularly in Germany) at the disgusting spate of sexual assaults that are piling up, one Muslim group says they the solution to Europe's problem. All Europe has to do to stop the Muslim Sexual Assaults is BAN alcohol! A group called The Muslim Stern is calling...
  • ‘Sweet Cakes’ Owners’ Bank Accounts Seized as Damages... [Before Christmas]

    12/29/2015 12:33:47 PM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Chris Enloe
    On Monday, the Associated Press reported that "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" owners Melissa and Aaron Klein paid their state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple with check totaling $136,927.07 - but that isn't the whole story. According to Fox News writer Todd Starnes, who spoke with Melissa Klein a few weeks before Christmas, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries confiscated all of the money in her checking and savings accounts, including one that had money set aside for her church tithe. They totaled nearly $7,000.