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  • Saddam Hussein 'had secret torture chamber in New York'

    10/12/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 October 2016 4:44AM | (Our Foreign Staff)
    Saddam Hussein had a secret torture room built in the basement of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations in New York’s Upper East Side, it has been reported. The Iraqi dictator ordered the installation of the “detention room” inside the five-story building at 14 East 79th Street when he rose to power in 1979, two unnamed Iraqi officials told the New York Post. “It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didn’t need to soundproof it,” one official said. The other official added: “You’re not going to...
  • Gun ownership is up in America. So why isn't the media telling you about it?

    09/08/2016 11:02:52 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ownership by households is up to 44% — a 7-percentage point increase in the past two years. Another 5% of households won’t reveal whether they own a gun. Yet, not a single mainstream American media headline has announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In their War on Guns they want to give the impression that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have...
  • How Bloomberg Censored John Lott

    09/05/2016 12:37:13 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    America's First Freedom ^ | September 5, 2016 | Frank Minter
    Shouldn’t journalists who want to tackle the issues related to illegal use of guns in America, and thereby help us find real solutions to violent crime in places like Chicago’s South Side, start by being honest? John Lott thinks so. It is this principled position that caused him to agree, despite his prior experiences, to be interviewed for Katie Couric’s film “Under The Gun.” As an expert on these issues, he hoped to offer some perspective and balance. Although he says he went into the interview like a person readying himself to be grilled by a prosecutor, even he was...
  • Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

    08/17/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 5:14 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity. World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan cited Bloomberg’s longtime support for its efforts to control smoking and tobacco use, improve road safety and prevent drowning in announcing Wednesday that he will be the agency’s Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Diseases. She said Bloomberg will help mobilize national and local political leaders, donors and the private sector to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases...
  • DNC Convention Thread; Day 3

    07/27/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by harwood · 849 replies
    Welcome, once again. What's the over/under on how many times 'treason' will be mentioned today??
  • Kennedy family BASHES Trump over Fourth of July weekend with a pinata of The Donald at their..

    07/04/2016 9:21:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies
    Kennedy family BASHES Trump over Fourth of July weekend with a pinata of The Donald at their Cape Cod compound The Kennedy clam gathered at their family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts over the weekend for their annual Fourth of July party Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s daughter Kathleen, better known as Kick, posted a photo showing the family had a Donald Trump pinata at their party The photo, which showed family members milling about in the background, was captioned: 'It's yuge party!' Kick deleted the Instagram post just before 11am on Monday morning Michael Bloomberg's daughter Georgina, publishing heiress Anne...
  • Muslim Leader Advertises that 9/11 was ‘Israeli-Jewish Job’

    06/08/2016 5:34:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6-8-16 | Joe Kaufman
    Muslim Leader Advertises that 9/11 was ‘Israeli-Jewish Job’ Hamas and David Duke supporter, Sofian Zakkout, once again finds way to target Jews. June 8, 2016 Joe Kaufman    Sofian Zakkout, President of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), is always looking for new ways to promote hatred of Jews. Recently, he advertised on his Facebook page an article about how the Nazi Holocaust was “faked.” Now, he is targeting Jews by posting onto social media a claim that they perpetrated the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Will any of the hate he...
  • Confusing Main Street with Wall Street

    05/28/2016 5:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently complained to a Wall Street gathering that “the Republican Party is no longer the party of business.” He predicted that union members, not corporate executives, would be voting GOP this fall. This is a problem? Many union members vote Republican. They were the core of the “Reagan Democrats.” Working people need a growing economy with increasing opportunity. Of course they should vote GOP. Bloomberg’s remarks help explain the rise of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Average people increasingly believe the current system to be rigged against them. Washington is far...
  • Donald Trump Would ‘Love’ to See Michael Bloomberg Run

    01/24/2016 10:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/24/2016 | Maggie Haberman
    <p>Donald J. Trump's reaction to the potential run of Michael R. Bloomberg in the presidential race was simple: Bring it on.</p> <p>"I would love to see Michael run -- I would love the competition," Mr. Trump said in a brief interview before a rally of several hundred people who lined up for hours to see him here.</p>
  • Is Bloomberg out to ruin Hillary Clinton’s party?

    01/24/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies ^ | Ellen Clegg
    With polls showing a surge by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in early-voting states, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is weighing a presidential bid as an independent, third-party candidate, the New York Times reported Saturday. Bloomberg, the popular former mayor of New York City, has sent up trial balloons before. But this time he seems concerned enough about the rise of candidates on the fringes of both parties - and Hillary Clinton's weakness in Iowa and New Hampshire - to assemble advisers and set down plans. In fact, Bloomberg is reportedly even studying up on past third-party runs by H. Ross Perot...
  • A Notorious Gun-Grabber May Be Waiting in the Wings as Hillary’s Campaign Implodes

    06/13/2015 9:29:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 6/12/2015 | Debra Heine
    So who’s waiting in the wings with a humongous bankroll and a proven history of enforcing the type of big-government policies the Democrat faithful love? Click to the next page to find out. …when that time finally comes, and the inevitable euthanasia of Hillary Clinton’s political ambitions finally materializes, it won’t be Sanders who benefits. Nor will the other Lilliputian Democrat hopefuls, like Jim Webb, Lincoln Chaffee or Martin O’Malley. It’s going to be Mike Bloomberg.
  • With Hillary as front-runner, Mike needs to step in [What planet is this guy living on?]

    06/13/2015 3:13:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Times Ledger ^ | June 13, 2015 | Tom Allon, president of City & State NY, 2013 Republican and Liberal Party-backed mayoral candidate
    I’m a Democrat and I am very concerned about the upcoming presidential election. Our country’s ability to tackle all kinds of inequality—racial, gender, economic and the list goes on—largely hinges on the outcome of the 2016 election, and on whether or not Democrats prevail. I want to make clear that I don’t think all Republicans are completely misguided, just many of them, such as union-bashing Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and polarizing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and thuggish New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Moderates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio—although too far to the right on many issues for me—at...
  • Propagandist Jon Gruber also Shilled for Mike Bloomberg

    12/09/2014 11:44:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Jonathan Gruber seems to be giving the propagandists of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia a run for their money. In addition to bragging about hoodwinking the American public into believing that healthcare reform was actually about reforming healthcare, he has also called abortion a “social good” because it kills “marginal children” in poor communities. This gem of a human being, unsurprisingly, was also a vocal advocate for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s cigarette tax… Ya know, the $5.85 tax on each pack of smokes (which inevitably drives tobacco sales to the criminal, tax-evading, entrepreneurs like Eric Garner)? According to Bloomberg, who is...
  • Bloomberg Rules Out Independent Run: Can’t ‘Risk’ Cruz or Trump Winning

    03/07/2016 3:58:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 7, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that he will not be seeking a third-party run for the presidency because he does not want to be responsible for helping elect Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. There's been lots of talk about Bloomberg prepping for a third-party run if the Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders and the Republicans nominated either Cruz or Trump. But with Hillary Clinton looking more and more inevitable, Bloomberg apparently feels he doesn't have to step in as the savior anymore. He writes, "The current presidential candidates are offering scapegoats instead of solutions, and they are promising...
  • BLOOMBERG: I won't run for president

    03/07/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 7, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not running for president in 2016. In a post on Bloomberg View on Monday, Bloomberg ended months of speculation that he would mount a third-party bid, saying his candidacy could inadvertently help elect Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz, both of whom he said were unpalatable options.
  • Double-Digit Odds We Have Four-Way Race in November.

    02/17/2016 5:14:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | February 17, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    While leaving the station after my radio show Tuesday, the thought occurred to me that if Donald Trump is the nominee for the Republican Party and he loses the general election, it won't be his fault. It will be all the elitist, establishment Republicans who have dismissed and assaulted him since the beginning. It will be all the nasty commentary, the statements about how unelectable he is and it will have very little to do with the Democrats' actions or Trump himself. It will be the result of collateral damage from a nasty primary election; he'll have some guilt in...
  • Music on the campaign trail: How pop music explains the difference between Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/13/2016 4:45:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 2/13/2016 | Sasha Issenberg
    Anyone trying to understand why Donald Trump always has thought New Hampshire would be friendlier to him than Iowa should put aside the polls for a moment and focus on what each state's Republican voters are putting on their Spotify playlists. According to data for the week ending Feb. 1, Iowa Republicans can't stop listening to "This Is Amazing Grace" by Christian rocker Phil Wickham, which opens with the verse: "Who breaks the power of sin and darkness/Whose love is mighty and so much stronger/The King of Glory, the King above all kings." Republicans in New Hampshire, meanwhile, prefer "Idle...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Don’t run, Bloomberg, Hillary’s got your agenda covered

    02/11/2016 10:18:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/11/16 | Robert Laurie
    Ignore her, Mr. Mayor! Run! For months, we’ve been hearing rumblings that Michael Bloomberg was considering a third party run in 2016. So far, nothing’s materialized but, thanks to a “splintered” Democrat base, the rumors never really died down. In fact, they’ve grown even louder on the heels of Hillary’s New Hampshire defeat. The thinking on the left is that, if she can’t beat the socialist crypt-keeper, she has no chance against an energetic GOP. That may or may not be true, but it’s causing the former New York City Mayor to rattle the third-party saber - and the DNC...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • Senator Portilla, R-Miami, Holds the Key to Florida Open Carry

    02/01/2016 10:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla The Florida open carry bill has moved out of Committee in the Florida House.  It will likely be voted on by the full House in the next few weeks.  From TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) - A bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote. The bill cleared a committee vote 12 to 4 on Thursday.The next step will be a full vote by the Florida House in the next few weeks.The difficulty lies in the Senate, where Senator Portilla is Chair of the Judiciary Committee...
  • Trump Finds Voice of Support in Unexpected Place: San Francisco's C-suite

    01/31/2016 8:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Mark Calvey
    Virgin America CEO David Cush stunned a San Francisco audience Wednesday night when he responded to a short, but controversial, question: "Trump or Hillary?" Essentially, the question was posed in the spirit of a lightning round asking him which candidate he thought would win a prospective Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential race. That followed a prior question on which team he expects will win the Super Bowl. Like a pitcher hoping to get out of a tight situation with a curve ball, Cush first avoided the question: "What's that? OK. I'm looking for the exit." That sparked laughter from...
  • Run Bloomberg Run!

    01/30/2016 2:50:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | January 30, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now threatening to enter the presidential race and spend $1 billion of his vast fortune. Bloomberg spent 12 years as Mayor and obviously misses the media limelight. Although he is two weeks' shy of his 74th birthday, Bloomberg is obviously not interested in retirement. He was originally registered as a Democrat, then became a "liberal Republican," before settling in as a so-called Independent. He is under the delusion that he can appeal to centrist voters disgusted with the two party system. In reality, Bloomberg is a hard core leftist who would severely...
  • Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns

    12/16/2015 6:34:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of the White House on gun control. The meeting, which was not on the president's public schedule, comes as he is weighing new executive action on guns in response to a series of mass shootings that have marred his presidency. Obama huddled with Bloomberg "as part of the administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America," the White House said in a statement. "The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them...
  • Bloomberg editor quits: We can't cover Michael Bloomberg aggressively

    01/28/2016 4:26:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2016: 7:32 PM ET | Tom Kludt
    A top editor at Michael Bloomberg's media empire has left the company, citing concerns over how it will cover the former New York City mayor's presidential aspirations.
  • Sources: Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

    01/25/2016 5:45:42 PM PST · by correctthought · 57 replies
    CBS NY ^ | January 25, 2016 6:21 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run, sources close to Bloomberg said.
  • Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run

    01/23/2016 6:54:19 AM PST · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/23/16 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    Galled by Donald J. Trump's dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton's stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side, Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for an independent campaign in this year's presidential race. Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has in the past contemplated running for the White House on a third-party ticket, but always concluded he could not win. A confluence of unlikely events in the 2016 election, however, has given new impetus to his presidential aspirations. Mr. Bloomberg, 73,...
  • BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard' ("Climate Change")

    11/27/2015 9:34:42 AM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    ...Michael Bloomberg...trashed two top-tier Republican presidential candidates in a CNN interview airing Friday.After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field...."There's one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunately at Johns Hopkins, who doesn't believe in science," Bloomberg said. "Somebody said that's like a business executive that doesn't believe in profits."Bloomberg then said that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had said some of the "stupidest" things about climate change despite his intellect. He noted that Cruz's intelligence had been praised by Alan Dershowitz, a prominent US...
  • Gun-control push falls flat in Virginia as GOP locks in legislative control

    11/04/2015 4:28:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | November 4, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The governor’s race in Kentucky may have given the GOP its most satisfying victory of Election Night 2015, but the maintenance of the status quo in Virginia may be the most meaningful. Outside groups poured into the Commonwealth in an attempt to gain Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe more leverage, including the SEIU and Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control activists, who spent more than $2 million on statehouse races. They came up empty, and in the process called into serious question the direction of the Democratic Party and the strategy of its presidential frontrunner: Republicans held onto the Virginia Senate in fiercely contested...
  • Americans aren't giving up their guns

    10/29/2015 12:06:59 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 47 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | October 26, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Despite several years of Michael Bloomberg and others spending hundreds of millions of dollars attacking the NRA, a new Gallup poll shows that non-gun owners have a favorable opinion of the NRA (by 7 percentage points). Moderates are even 17 percentage points more likely to have a favorable opinion. Overall, the NRA has a significantly more favorable image than either President Obama or Hillary Clinton. Yet, according to Adam Winkler in The Washington Post, the NRA will inevitably decline in power. The claim is a simple one: Gun ownership is greatest among rural whites, a group whose voting power is...
  • Gun-safety group backed by Michael Bloomberg targets Sturtevant in $700,000 ad buy

    10/22/2015 4:23:07 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 9 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 10/22/2015 | By MICHAEL MARTZ
    A critical race in the battle for control of the Virginia Senate has entered a new dimension for state legislative races with a national gun-control group’s announcement that it is buying $700,000 of political advertisements for Democrat Daniel A. Gecker in his race for the 10th District seat in Richmond and its suburbs. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Wednesday it will begin airing a television ad today in the Richmond media market that features the father of Alison Parker, a 24-year-old Roanoke television reporter gunned down with her cameraman, Adam...
  • Anti-gun New York Democrat calls for infiltration of NRA

    10/15/2015 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 79 replies ^ | 10/14/15 | Chris Eger
    One of the biggest champions for gun control in the Empire State, State Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, is advocating taking over the National Rifle Association from the inside. After broaching the subject in a round table discussion with U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, who is a fan of anti-gun legislation at a national level, Kruger repeated it for clarity to the New York Daily News. “Perhaps if we all join, we could take over that group and start a new (gun control) platform,” Krueger said. “I think we outnumber the people who are members of the NRA and are so...
  • Here Come The Solutionists To Solve All Your Problems

    10/01/2015 5:47:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    With whispers that former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg may mull a run for the White House, politicos are already hyperventilating about how he would shake up the current field. Would he run as a Democrat, a Republican or an independent (he's been all three)? Would he take on billionaire rival Donald Trump? Would he swing at Hillary Clinton (whom he reportedly does not like)? Yet despite the excitement from election-watchers, Bloomberg's entry is unlikely and ill-advised anyway. In an interview with Byron York, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos summed it up: "Michael Bloomberg is a solution in...
  • Liberal Virginia Governor Brings Armed Security Guard to DC For Anti-Gun Rally

    09/11/2015 7:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday afternoon Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun advocacy group Everytown for America held a small rally in Washington D.C. in front of the Capitol Building in an effort to shame Congress into passing gun control legislation. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at the event and brought his armed body guard with him. Terry McAuliffe Shows Up With Armed Body Guard at Anti-Gun EventA few things. First off, McAuliffe's claim that people "can be armed" while we were standing on the Capitol grounds in Washington D.C. is false. It is nearly impossible for law abiding civilians to be legally armed in Washington D.C....
  • Al Qaeda Mag Urges Attack on Koch Brothers, Buffett, Bloomberg

    09/09/2015 8:05:16 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept 9, 2015 | ROBERT WINDREM and TRACY CONNOR
    A notorious al Qaeda magazine is encouraging lone-wolf terrorist attacks on U.S. economic leaders, including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett. The list in Inspire magazine also included industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch, internet entrepreneur Larry Ellison, and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. A prominent economist was also on the list but asked that his name be withheld. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was named, though not Janet Yellen, who succeeded him. Also pictured was Jim Walton, one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, although he was misidentified in the caption as his late father, Sam Walton. Several...
  • Gay Activists Fume Over de Blasio’s Role in raid

    08/28/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Gay activists fume over de Blasio’s role in raidGay activists are furious over the raid and arrests for prostitution — and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which has a float. “Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didn’t go after Why is de Blasio?” wondered one gay man who has used the service.
  • Murdoch begins ‘draft Bloomberg’ movement as market uncertainty rises

    08/24/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/24/2015 | Pras Subramanian
    The rumblings are beginning. Just as the Democratic party considers drafting a 2016 challenger into take on a floundering Hillary Clinton, GOP voices are speaking up about shaking up their primary race as well. Conservative stalwarts Bill Kristol is leaving the door open for an “October surprise,” even suggesting the possibility that a business person, such as a “saner and sounder” version of Donald Trump, could emerge. Now enter a man who knows a thing or two of drumming up attention (and selling papers) - Rupert Murdoch. Just as massive stock drop has many investors eyeing the financial headlines, the...
  • Jeb Worked With Bloomberg Amid $50 Million Anti-Coal Campaign

    08/11/2015 4:37:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 08/10/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Presidential candidate and former Gov. Jeb Bush got into some hot water recently over his past work with a foundation run by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for its funding of Planned Parenthood. What went unnoticed, however, was that Bush worked with Bloomberg as he gave millions to environmental groups to take down the coal industry. Bush, who’s looking to win the Republican presidential nomination, served as a founding director of the Bloomberg Family Foundation — now called Bloomberg Philanthropies — from 2010 through 2014. During Bush’s second year with the organization, Bloomberg donated $50 million to the...
  • Video: Veteran Wounded By Iranian IED Rips Nuclear Deal in Tough New Ad

    08/10/2015 5:10:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Guy Benson
    The Obama administration estimates that Iranian-supplied bombs killed "hundreds" of American troops in Iraq during the war, and the president himself has explicitly acknowledged that the deal's generous sanctions relief provisions will allow the regime to enhance its world-leading financing of international terrorism. An organization called Veterans Against the Deal has something to say about that: Sgt. Bartlett calls on Senators to reject the Iran deal "I was blown up by an Iranian bomb…that's who we're making a deal with. Every politician who's involved in this will be held accountable…A vote for this deal means more money for Iranian terrorism. What do...
  • Bloomberg’s Sch of Public Health Cherry false gun homicides in CT fell 40% because of gun licensing

    06/13/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 11, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University put out this press release on a paper by Rudolph, Stuart, Vernick, and Webster: "A 1995 Connecticut law requiring a permit or license – contingent on passing a background check – in order to purchase a handgun was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the state’s firearm-related homicide rate, new research suggests. "Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, compared Connecticut’s homicide rates during the 10 years following the law’s implementation to the rates that...
  • Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president

    06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ
    Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging. At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible. The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community. Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once...
  • 'Covering Guns': Columbia University's 'workshop' for journalists far from objective

    05/29/2015 8:08:46 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Columbia University would never sponsor an event funded by the National Rifle Association. What’s more, the idea would seem especially outlandish if most of the speakers at the event were NRA supporters. Yet, gun control advocate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group Everytown are now funding a two-day workshop in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday sponsored by Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The event will bring together journalists from around the country to learn about “covering guns and gun violence.” Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, claims that...
  • Bloomberg’s Reported Interest In Buying New York Times Sends Shares Soaring

    05/03/2015 3:53:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    New York post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Keith J kelly
    New York Times Co. shares leaped 10.7 percent in after-hours trading after Fox Business Network reported billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg had expressed renewed interest in buying the paper. The former New York City mayor was prepared to pay up to $5 billion to acquire the Gray Lady — more than double the $2.3 billion market cap of the company. Bloomberg LP completely dismissed the FBN report as untrue. “There is no truth to this rumor,” Ty Trippet, a spokesman for the data and business news service, said in an e-mail. Mike Bloomberg has in the past expressed interest in buying...
  • Bloomberg's gun control research director explains why his group refuses to debate

    04/28/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    C-SPAN Washington Journal ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ted Alcorn
    This past Saturday Bloomberg’s Everytown representative, Ted Alcorn, insisted that he would not appear simultaneously with John Lott (the author of More Guns, Less Crime (University of Chicago Press) and the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center) on C-SPAN. Alcorn would only appear after Lott's segment was finished. Here is John Lott's discussion of Bloomberg's gun control advocates unwillingness to ever debate Here is Bloomberg’s Research Director’s explanation for why his organization won't ever debate. Acorn's explanation for why Bloomberg's groups refuse to debate is pretty embarrassing. Hopefully, these clips will get a lot of attention and...
  • Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn't convince Kroger to ban guns

    04/27/2015 8:26:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 27, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.” On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him. From Fox News 16 in Little Rock, Arkansas:
  • How Michael Bloomberg could cost Democrats the next election

    04/11/2015 6:27:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Who is the last great hope for Republicans in 2016 as they seek to maintain control of the Senate… and possibly the White House? One surprising answer is coming out of the annual convention of the NRA, and his name is Michael Bloomberg. The well monied former New York mayor and head honcho of Everytown for Gun Safety is holding his own event in Tennessee to focus attention on politicians who aren’t willing to sign on to ever increasing restrictions of the rights of gun owners. And it’s got some Democrats worried with good reason. “Every time a Democrat starts...
  • Why Michael Bloomberg's latest push for gun control is all wrong

    03/13/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws. From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. Then again, he is worth of over $36 billion. But Bloombeg’s newest campaign has become so extreme that even gun control advocates may wonder that he is becoming a liability to their cause. And he has already earned a reputation for fabricating numbers, with even liberal-leaning PolitiFact slamming Bloomberg for exaggerating the number of school...
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • Early-riser Bloomberg irks sleepy-eyed staffers

    03/03/2015 6:19:25 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Gary Buiso
    Michael Bloomberg is back at the company he founded ... Everyone who works for him is hoping he leaves, but since they can’t say that outright, they’re hoping it will get leaked to the press
  • Bloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont

    02/28/2015 11:12:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill  pushed by Everytown for Gun Sense, a Mike Bloomberg funded operation, has floundered against intense grassroots opposition in Vermont. Vermont has some of the least infringements on second amendment rights in the country.  Vermont always had constitutional carry, with no permit required, for its entire history.  Vermont has always had one of the lowest crime rates in the country.   From, a Gannet company: Supporters of the bill faced strong headwinds, including the opposition of Gov. Peter Shumlin and pushback from Vermont's hunters and police chiefs. The most controversial provision would have required almost all private gun...
  • Disarm young Blacks says Bloomberg. It’s for their own good

    02/17/2015 11:08:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/15 | Doug Book
    Be it New York’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel or the Windy City’s decades of Mayors Daley, Democrat politicians have shown no genuine interest in Blacks apart from the support they are expected to deliver on Election Day. Like the 2 year old thoroughly out of place at a dinner party, it is the proper and expected role of big city minorities to be seen—if absolutely necessary—but certainly not heard. Unfortunately, Blacks are bound to be seen and heard when 400 to 500 murders are committed each year on Chicago’s West and South sides. That’s the sort of...