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  • Inland Firestone tire centers accused of defrauding undercover investigators (So Cal)

    06/30/2016 9:12:13 PM PDT · by Bullish · 16 replies
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 6-30-16 | Ali Tadayon
    Firestone Complete Auto Care centers in Riverside, San Bernardino and Upland are among 22 locations accused of fraud by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Automotive Repair after an undercover sting operation. Undercover Consumer Affairs investigators who went into the three Inland auto care centers to purchase new tires on May 12, 2015, were billed for parts that were not replaced and services that were not rendered, according to a 64-page complaint against Bridgestone Americas, Firestone’s parent company.
  • Gay YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Faked Alleged Hate Crime, Police Say

    06/29/2016 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 06/29/2016 at 02:10 PM EDT | Lindsay Kimble
    YouTube star Calum McSwiggan claims he was assaulted by three men outside of a gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif., early Monday morning. But the alleged hate crime may be fabricated, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. In an Instagram caption posted on Tuesday, McSwiggan claims that while out at a gay club, he was separated from his friends and “beaten up by three guys” who left him with three broken teeth and six stitches in his forehead. […] The Sheriff’s Department, however, says that officers responded to McSwiggan’s report early Monday morning...
  • 2 Greenbrier County (West Virginia) Women Arrested for Pretending to be Flood Victims

    06/29/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | wowk
    Greenbrier County, WV - Two Greenbrier County women are out on bond after being arrested for pretending to be victims of the recent flooding. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department says Donna Lynn Allen and Elizabeth Ann Martin, both of Lewisburg, were caught taking supplies, food, and water from various flood relief shelters. Allen allegedly told officers that she lived in White Sulphur Springs and lost her home in the severe weather. Deputies later found out that both women live in an apartment complex in Lewisburg that was untouched by the flooding.
  • Hillary Superpac Has Taken $200,000 In Banned Donations (pay to play with Crooked Hillary alert)

    06/29/2016 10:32:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 29, 2016
    These past few weeks have been quite interesting for Hillary Clinton. We learned that Clinton omitted one key email from the State Department, that Hillary's official State Department calendar is missing a lot of entries, and we were reminded that it can be quite lucrative to be a friend of Hillary. Now, courtesy of The Hill, we find that a super-PAC backing Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government, despite a ban on such contributions. Said otherwise, the super-PAC is engaged in a pay-to-play deal. According to a review, Boston-based Suffolk...
  • The Tangled Web of Global Warming Activism(Agenda 21 info!)

    06/26/2016 1:00:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | Dr. Tim Ball
    Maurice Strong orchestrated most of the early action because he knew how to set up the bureaucratic structure necessary to control the politics and science. Neil Hrab wrote in 2001 that Strong achieved this by: Mainly using his prodigious skills as a networker. Over a lifetime of mixing private sector career success with stints in government and international groups… He began with the 1977 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Stockholm Conference. As Hrab explained: The three specific goals set out by the Secretary General of the Conference, Maurice F. Strong, at its first plenary session—a Declaration on the...
  • Snoops No More

    06/26/2016 5:34:37 AM PDT · by DaveA37 · 30 replies
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    SNOPES NO MORE (Lengthy but worth the time) While I cannot authenticate this information, it's well worth the read and will give you some food for thought. From a retired friend who is an attorney and former work mate. He dug down to get some REAL information on an Obama appointee to the Supreme Court. Strange that our Congressional watchdogs couldn't find the same information while taking testimony from this candidate (?) Re: SNOPES NO MORE Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that...
  • REFUGEES SENDING 'SUITCASES OF WELFARE CASH' HOME TO SOMALIA

    06/25/2016 7:43:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 18 2016 | LEO HOHMANN
    Men and women pulling “suitcases full of cash” started showing up at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for international flights bound for Africa. Transporting large amounts of cash overseas is perfectly legal. But it was who was carrying the money … and where it was going that caught the attention of law enforcement, according to a report by KING 5, the local NBC affiliate for western Washington. Those hauling the cash-laden cases were Somali-Americans who’d come to this country as refugees. They routinely send money back to Somalia. And many of the greenbacks headed to the jihadist-infested East...
  • Countrywide Mortgage Devastation Lingers as Ex-Chief Moves On

    06/25/2016 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 24, 2016 | Gretchen Mogensen
    Angelo Mozilo can finally get on with his life. This month the Justice Department told Mr. Mozilo, the former chief executive of Countrywide Financial, once the nation’s largest subprime mortgage lender, that he was no longer under investigation in connection with civil mortgage fraud. The government’s criminal inquiry into Mr. Mozilo’s role in the financial crisis was dropped previously, so he is now in the clear. At least that’s the view from Washington. On Main Street, where the pain of Countrywide’s reckless lending and abusive foreclosure practices still throbs, it’s safe to say that Mr. Mozilo is still identified as...
  • Seven ‘public servants’ indicted for Food Stamp fraud

    06/23/2016 5:33:27 AM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    It made barely a ripple in the national last week when initially reported, but 5 state workers in Delaware were indicted for Food Stamp fraud totaling nearly a million dollars. An official statement from the Delaware state government reported on June 14: Attorney General Matt Denn announced today the arrests and indictments of seven former state of Delaware employees for theft of federal money. All seven were employed by the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and were responsible for issuing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, and three previous arrests were also related to the same investigation. Two of...
  • D.C. Circuit: CAIR Must Stand Trial for Massive Fraud

    06/22/2016 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Maceman · 17 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | 6-21-16 | Unknown
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously reversed a trial court’s ruling dismissing a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The result of the appellate court’s ruling is that CAIR National, operating out of the District of Columbia, must stand trial and allow a jury to hear all of the evidence of the massive fraud and attempted cover up carried out by CAIR and perpetrated against hundreds of CAIR fraud victims. In January of last year, Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging...
  • Racketeering alleged in Stillaguamish Tribe lawsuit

    06/21/2016 3:31:53 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    HeraldNet ^ | Scott North and Diana Hefley
    ...Among the more than a dozen other named defendants are David L. Nelson of Stanwood... are accused of not only initially bankrolling the Goodridge family’s illegal smoke shop operation, but also arranging numerous land and business deals that were unfair to the tribes.Nelson didn’t return a phone call. He told The Herald last fall that he was given direction to pursue buying almost any piece of land within the tribe’s historic boundaries. The plan was to build an entire city, he said. But the tribes broke ties with Nelson and insisted his businesses move off tribal land after the Goodridges...
  • D.C. Circuit: CAIR Must Stand Trial for Massive Fraud

    06/21/2016 12:57:21 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | 6-21-16 | American Freedom Law Center
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously reversed a trial court’s ruling dismissing a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The result of the appellate court’s ruling is that CAIR National, operating out of the District of Columbia, must stand trial and allow a jury to hear all of the evidence of the massive fraud and attempted cover up carried out by CAIR and perpetrated against hundreds of CAIR fraud victims. In January of last year, Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging...
  • Operators of Tech Support Scam Settle FTC Charges

    06/21/2016 11:48:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Imperial Valley News ^ | June 20, 2016
    Operators of Tech Support Scam Settle FTC Charges Details Written by IVN Category: National News Published: 20 June 2016 Washington, DC - The defendants behind Vast Tech Support have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission and State of Florida charges that they scammed thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by selling them bogus technical support services. Under the settlement, Vast Tech Support, LLC and OMG Tech Help, LLC and their chief operating officer, Mark Donohue are prohibited from misleading consumers about the nature of the products they sell or market, as well as from deceptive telemarketing. In addition,...
  • 'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says

    06/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:16 PM EDT
    A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it’s likely a forgery. In 2012, Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King presented the fragment, which includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, my wife.” Since then, other scholars have raised doubts about the fragment’s authenticity. …
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • California's cap-and-trade program faces daunting hurdles to avoid collapse

    06/14/2016 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | by Chris Megerian and Ralph Vartabedian
    The linchpin of California's climate change agenda, a program known as cap and trade, has become mired in legal, financial and political troubles that threaten to derail the state's plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The program has been a symbol of the state's leadership in the fight against global warming and a key source of funding, most notably for the high-speed rail project connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the legality of cap and trade is being challenged in court by a business group, and questions are growing about whether state law allows it to operate past 2020....
  • President Barack Obama: Orlando attack was ‘homegrown extremism’

    06/14/2016 2:42:36 AM PDT · by RC one · 73 replies
    news.com.au ^ | JUNE 14, 20164:06AM | Staff Reporters News Corp Australia Network
    ONE day after Omar Mateen opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others, President Barack Obama has said it appears that the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was being distributed on the internet.Speaking from the White House, Obama also said there was no clear evidence that the gunman, Omar Mateen, was directed through someone else and “no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot”. As America reels from the aftermath of the massacre in Florida, the identities of the shooter’s victims are being revealed.
  • When it comes to the Clintons, always follow the money

    06/13/2016 8:08:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/12/2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    To former President Bill Clinton's and former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's long, long list of scandal, impropriety and simple embarrassment add two new entries: the curious cases of Rajiv Fernando and Laureate University. Steven Hayward of Power Line, one of the blogs that pioneered investigative blogging, put together a summary of the Laureate International Universities' facts, the most important three of which are that Bill Clinton served as the organization's "honorary chancellor" between 2010 and 2014, that he was paid $16.5 million to do so (good work if you can get it). The Department of State granted...
  • Elizabeth Warren Native American / Cherokee Controversy

    Can someone please tell me why no one in the media, once and for all, will uncover this lady's criminal behavior?
  • VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren Describes Hillary Clinton as a Donor Puppet (2004)

    06/10/2016 4:08:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 10, 2016 | Defending the USA
    Watch Elizabeth Warren in 2004 tell a story that reveals Hillary Clinton as a flip-flopping Donor Puppet. VIDEO
  • 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.
  • Seattle homeless crisis episode 10: a former share memember testifies

    06/09/2016 7:13:29 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    The following is the testimony of one David Campos, a former member of Share Wheel who witnessed first hand, discrimination, theft, fraud and other problems in SHARE My name is David Campos, I am a former member of SHARE. I was in Share from 2010 to 2012. I became homeless after I was laid off from work and my job got outsourced to China. I was able to get a part time job to help myself but it wasn't enough. I joined Share in 2010. I liked the place, it was laid back, everyone kept to themselves there were just...
  • Commissioner says fraud from Obamaphone program approaching $500 million

    06/08/2016 9:32:17 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/8/16 | Rudy Takala
    The federal subsidy known as the "Obamaphone" or "Obamanet" program could be losing nearly $500 million to fraud annually, according to a top Republican on the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Ajit Pai made the accusation Wednesday in letter to the Universal Service Administrative Company, referring to the FCC's Universal Service Fund, which provides a monthly $9.95 subsidy for telecom service to low-income consumers. The subsidy is limited to one per "independent economic household," or IEH, but telecom companies have the ability to override that restriction if applicants check a box stating they represent a separate household, even if they have...
  • Impacts of Climate Change Policy in The Real World

    06/05/2016 10:24:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
    Every man wishes to pursue his occupation and to enjoy the fruits of his labors and the produce of his property in peace and safety, and with the least possible expense. When these things are accomplished, all the objects for which government ought to be established are answered. -Thomas JeffersonThis week I experienced first hand another example of how the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) deception and the policies it engenders is negatively impacting people’s lives. A small group of private land wood-lot operators were facing challenges to their survival created by false climate science and unnecessary and misguided government reactions. I...
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • Are we in a post-racial world? In a word, NO! Make that, Hell No! (A man shouts racial slurs in a Se

    06/04/2016 1:22:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 121 replies
    deanbobhughes.blogspot.com ^ | Monday, May 2, 2016 | by Bob Hughes, Ed.D., Seattle University
    So my colleague and I were catching up after not seeing each other for a while. She’s just accepted a new position as an administrator at the community college up the street from where I work. I wanted to welcome her to the neighborhood and her new job. We arranged to meet at a Starbucks in between our two institutions on Capitol Hill in Seattle. We talked for maybe 30 or 40 minutes. It’s the kind of innocuous catch-up talk that two college administrators do when we’re trying to figure out what we’ve been up to since we last talked....
  • Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept.

    06/02/2016 2:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/2/16 | 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. In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least...
  • Trump is owning Hillary. Not a time for him to slow up.

    06/03/2016 7:09:43 AM PDT · by DrDude · 13 replies
    6/3/16 | DrDude
    Several articles have caught my attention recently. The Laurette University scam conducted by the Clintons and the Blood Minerals issues. When will Trump respond? He seems to be on top of everything Hillary brings out. He did a great job yesterday after her petty National Security speech. Anyone ready for the next blood bath? I would also like to see Trump make a push for Bernie in the California Primary. Subtle but effective would be nice. He is in Hillary's head and she is not equipted to handle her own fight. Smartest woman in the world, my A$$.
  • 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)
  • Clinton Foundation Largest Charity Fraud Ever Attempted: Charlie Ortel

    06/01/2016 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 77 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 31, 3106 | WallStforMainSt
    Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, Wall St veteran, investor and whistle blower, Charles Ortel http://charlesortel.com/
  • Theranos founder's net worth goes from $4.5 BILLION to nothing amid fraud claims

    06/01/2016 11:50:25 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 June 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    Last year she was on top of the world, but now Elizabeth Holmes has a net worth of zero. Holmes, who is the founder of blood-testing company Theranos, was at the top of Forbes' list of the richest self-made women in America with a net worth of $4.5billion last year. However, Forbes has lowered their estimate of her net worth to nothing, amid allegations that the blood-testing company she founded in 2003 has inaccurate tests and is being investigated by federal agencies. Theranos Inc was sued on Thursday, accused of endangering customer health through 'massive failures' that misrepresented the accuracy...
  • After Cutting Military Healthcare, Obama Calls for "Good Healthcare" for Vets

    05/31/2016 9:46:44 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | May 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama decided to commemorate Memorial Day (after denouncing the US military from Vietnam to Japan) by calling for "good healthcare" for veterans. President Obama called for veterans to receive better healthcare and good-paying jobs during a Memorial Day speech at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. “We have to be there not only when we need them, but when they need us,” Obama told the crowd of survivors who have lost loved ones in battle.
  • The Zombie Voter Apocalypse: California Refuses to Admit Its Voter Fraud Problem

    05/28/2016 8:06:59 AM PDT · by russbart · 17 replies
    Daily SIgnal ^ | Hans von Spakovsky
    Hollywood has always loved making films about the walking dead, but in Southern California it appears they have a real life problem with “zombie” voters.
  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 132 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matt DeRienzo
    DANBURY - Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury Friday when a stranger approached her and said, “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!” After momentary confusion, she realized that the woman next to her thought - because of her pixie-style haircut and baseball cap - that she was transgender. Besides being a pretty normal choice of style for women, Toms’ has a short haircut because she recently donated hair - for the third time - to a program that makes wigs for child cancer patients. “I’ve had people call me all sorts...
  • Phony Elizabeth Warren Listed As Harvard’s First “Woman of Color” In 1997 Article

    05/27/2016 4:08:18 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 70 replies
    D c whispers ^ | 5-27-16
    The Mainstream Media has tried to ignore far-left Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to make herself a minority to allegedly further her then academic career which included a high-paying Harvard teaching gig. Donald Trump has since made ignoring that story much more difficult as he blasts the lily-white “Pocahontas” Warren for her longtime deception. Warren has long claimed to have Cherokee heritage and pushed that fabricated familial background in order to further her academic career. A Brietbart investigation from 2014 found that not only does NO actual verification of Warren’s Cherokee ancestry exist, but that in fact, her ancestors were...
  • Phone Scam ‘Onslaught’ Has Authorities Scrambling

    05/27/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 139 replies
    WSJ video ^ | 5/27/2016
    Phone Scam ‘Onslaught’ Has Authorities Scrambling 5/27/2016 Telephone scammers posing as tech support, lottery reps or even government officials are inundating U.S. homes as cheap technology and the rapid rise in Internet access globally makes it easier to set up ..
  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives and the U.N. are obsessed with water, among many other things, as a way to control what people do “The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.”– National Geographic “Water which is too pure has no fish.” - Anonymous Water is life and it is recyclable, covering 70 percent of our planet; 2.5 percent is fresh water and “only 1 percent is easily accessible, the rest is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic noted that freshwater is in crisis because levels...
  • Austria launches probe into vote irregularities (Warning: It Could Happen Here)

    05/26/2016 2:25:50 PM PDT · by quesney · 26 replies
    Five voting districts are being investigated in Austria over postal vote irregularities in the close-run presidential election, the interior minister has announced. Allegations of fraud arose from the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) of defeated candidate Norbert Hofer, after the Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen just scrapped ahead with 31,000 votes when the postal ballot was counted. The Villach branch of FPÖ lodged a complaint with the country’s corruption prosecutor over the Carinthia council counting votes on Sunday and not Monday like in the rest of the country. Speaking on Austrian TV, Freedom Party leader Heinz Christan Strache said, “The...
  • Possible electoral fraud in Austrian presidential election

    05/26/2016 1:52:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    As the days go by, the results of the Austrian presidential election get more suspicious. According to the official results, the far-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer from the Freedom Party of Austria by just 31,000 votes, 50.35% to 49.65%. The lights were already blinking red on the day the results were being released. Writing for Breitbart soon thereafter, James Delingpole didn't mince words and called the election a sham: We were continually assured by the left-liberal media how awful it would be if the (supposed) "far-right" candidate Norbert Hofer won. But actually the victory of Green...
  • Solar Energy's Real Problem

    05/26/2016 9:32:19 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Ryan Yonk and Devin Stein
    Ivanpah, the world's largest solar power plant located in California's Mojave Desert, caught fire last Thursday, causing damage to one of the plant's three towers. This latest engineering setback is the least of the plant's woes. Prohibitive economic realities are the true problem. Earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to postpone its continued support of the struggling facility, which was touted as the future of solar power when it opened in 2014. But after receiving $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy (DOE) and $535 million from the U.S. Treasury Department, the facility's...
  • Hypocritical Elizabeth Warren Turned Profit Flipping Foreclosed Houses

    05/24/2016 6:31:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2012 | John Sexton
    When she’s not looking out for the little guy being taken advantageof by predatory lenders, Elizabeth Warren is making high-interest, short-term loans to family members and flipping homes for a profit. That’sthe revelation in a story published today by the Boston Herald,which identifies nine instances when Warren made a quick profit eitherbuying and reselling homes or loaning money to family members to fliphomes in the late 90s. For instance, in 1993 Warren purchased a foreclosed home in OklahomaCity for $61,000. She resold the home 18 months later for $95,000. In several more cases, Warren provided loans so that her brother...
  • SEC Conference Features Former Official Calling for Fraudsters to be Protected from Career Harm

    05/24/2016 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Naked Capitalism ^ | 23 May 2016 | Yves Smith
    The SEC showed its true colors yet again at a panel at Stanford Law School at the end of March, although not as dramatically as last year. In last spring’s SEC panel at Stanford, the then head of examinations, Andrew Bowden, made such fawning remarks about private equity, including repeatedly saying he’d really like his son to work in the industry, that he resigned three weeks after we publicized the segment. Nevertheless, this conference was another demonstration of depth of regulatory capture at the agency. As before, the real action came in when the audience members asked questions. They were...
  • CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year (LA county CA)

    05/24/2016 5:42:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    CBS2 ^ | May 23, 2016 11:20 PM | By David Goldstein
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. “He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner. Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he’s not the only one. CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social...
  • CAN ROTTEN BOROUGHS EFFECT THE ELECTIONS DELEGATE COUNT?

    05/22/2016 12:50:37 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 9 replies
    Can rotten boroughs such as the many areas where there are many illegal aliens residing, actually throw an election to the Democrats by inflating the number of delegates to the Democrat side? I am not sure how rotten boroughs such as Los Angeles and many other areas where there are many illegals living can effect the delegate count.
  • Let the Children Vote! The Left's Next Battleground

    05/21/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    Dave Sussman Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dave Susman
    The Left’s Next Battlefront If you thought the transgender bathroom was the hill upon which the progressive movement would die, get ready for the next outrageous little war the left is waging against common sense. Last week the City of San Francisco passed an amendment (9-2) to lower the voting age to 16 years old. It will appear on this November’s ballot in an effort to expand voting “rights”. It may be tempting to laugh it off as “wacky San Francisco”, but advocates intend to replicate this around the country, and worldwide. Their wishes may be soon granted: Council members...
  • Federal Government Waste Exploded Under Obama, Data Show

    05/21/2016 5:09:47 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/20/2016 | Staff
    Big Government: The federal government wasted more than $100 billion on overpayments last year. It knows this, even tracks it, but somehow can’t seem to stop it. Is there a better indication that government is too big? A federal website called Payment Accuracy tracks in great detail what it calls “improper payments” made by the federal government through Medicare, Medicaid, farm programs, school lunch programs and others to contractors, doctors, students, and so on. Last year, the government made $126 billion in overpayments, nearly double the amount of made in President Bush’s last year. Improper payments in Medicare, for example,...
  • FTC expands tech support fraud lawsuit

    05/20/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Hartford Business.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Keith Griffin
    May 19, 2016 FTC expands tech support fraud lawsuit Keith Griffin The Federal Trade Commission has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against a tech support scam with ties to Connecticut. The scheme allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple, and other major tech companies. Back in November, the Connecticut attorney general's office joined in the FTC action along with the state of Pennsylvania in a request to shut down a tech support scam operating out of Essex and two locations in Pennsylvania that allegedly scammed consumers out of...
  • U.S. judge upholds Virginia's voter ID law

    05/19/2016 3:54:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary Robertson
    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2013 Virginia law requiring prospective voters to show an approved photo identification before they cast their ballots. The state's Democratic Party had challenged the law, signed by former Republican Governor Robert McDonnell, saying it was politically motivated and intended to deter young and minority voters from turning out on Election Day. "The court's mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality," wrote U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in his decision. While he noted that the measure created an "inconvenience"...
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    Twitter ^ | May 17, 2016 | Decision Desk HQ
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    05/17/2016 7:00:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2016 | Chriss W. Street
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