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  • GCC 'Millionaire' Caught Begging in Saudi Arabia

    07/22/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Police found bank deposits receipts worth Dh1.2m and expensive four-wheel car with himSaudi police arrested an Arab man for begging although he had in excess of SR1.2 million (Dh1.2 million) and an expensive four-wheel vehicle. Police said the unnamed man, a resident of a nearby Gulf country, is visiting the Gulf kingdom on a tourist visa with his wife and three children, adding that he was found to be staying in a luxury furnished apartment in the Western Saudi port of Yanbu. “We found large sums of cash with him and receipts for bank deposits…he had a total of more...
  • Shadowy Political Organizations Making Money Off Conservative Candidates

    07/21/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    You’ve seen the ads, luring you to a website if you support Col. Allen West or another conservative running for office. They’re flashy and loud and all over the Internet. But where is the money going? Many political activists find themselves frustrated at putting in long hours working unpaid on campaigns, while a few consultants at the top of the food chain are raking in disproportionately big bucks. The Center for Public Integrity, which has been investigating the spending habits of 300 super PACs and hybrid PACs, concluded, “Many of these committees operated as piggy banks for golf expenses and...
  • Aid to Africa: donations from west mask '$60bn looting' of continent

    07/16/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 July 2014 | Mark Anderson
    Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the "sustained looting" of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed. Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released on Tuesday by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that $192bn leaves the region, leaving a $58bn shortfall.
  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 185 replies
    Liberty News ^ | July 11 2014 | Eric Odom
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!//// A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010....
  • Mexican Peso to be backed With Silver: “Would Unleash a Global Power Shift”

    07/11/2014 6:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    For many Americans the country of Mexico conjures up images of a third world nation. The poverty, lack of basic services, and extreme violence has left the populace so desperate that thousands of people on a daily basis head to the United States for a better life. But according to Future Money Trends, all that could change in the near future as key Mexican financial leaders and politicians have been working to institute sweeping monetary change that, if implemented, could unleash a global power shift of epic proportions. “Take just three or four men out of the ‘anti’ group,” says...
  • Administration moves $500M in Palestinian aid

    07/10/2014 11:51:11 PM PDT · by RginTN · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2013 | unknown
    As federal agencies scramble to avert or delay sequester-tied furloughs, the Obama administration continues to spend millions of dollars on foreign aid to the Palestinians – and seek millions more, despite past efforts by Congress to freeze the money.
  • Reid backtracks on money votes (Exempt Dingy frightened about 2014 election)

    07/09/2014 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upset some Democratic senators by backtracking on his commitment to put spending bills on the floor this summer. The broken promise is not sitting well with appropriators, but Democratic sources point to the November elections, noting appropriations bills attract a slew of controversial amendments. Keeping the legislation off the floor shields vulnerable Democrats from taking tough votes that could be used in campaign ads this fall. Reid told Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) earlier this year that he would set aside June and July for debating appropriations bills on the floor, but...
  • 15 Ways Liberals Are Like Bratty Kids

    07/08/2014 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Hawkins
    1) No matter what they fail at, it's always someone else's fault. George Bush did it, the Republicans are mean, the dog ate Obama's homework. It's not his fault that he's flunking every class! 2) They don't read history, they think their parents are stupid, and they don't need to know anything other than how they feel to make a decision. So despite the fact that everyone tells them that tying a towel around their neck will not allow them to jump off the roof like Superman, they're going to do it anyway. 3) THE BAD MAN WON'T CHANGE THE...
  • Mike Maloney: The Dollar As We Know It Will Be Gone Within 6 Years

    07/06/2014 8:14:24 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-6-2014 | Mike Mahoney - Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 07/06/2014 Submitted by Adam Taggart via Peak Prosperity, This week's podcast sees the return of Mike Maloney, monetary historian and founder of precious metals broker GoldSilver.com. Based on historical patterns and the alarming state of our current monetary system, Mike believes the fiat US dollar is in its last years as a viable currency. He sees its replacement as inevitable in the near term -- as in by or before the end of the decade: All of this is converging with the crazy experiments the Federal Reserve has done. I absolutely believe that there are economic consequences to...
  • Chelsea Clinton’s wealth can’t buy her class

    06/30/2014 3:21:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-29-14 | Andrea Peyser
    Chelsea Clinton, the former and potential future first daughter, has stiff competition for the title of Most Tactless Human. Greedy reality-TV creature Kim Kardashian is a contender. Chelsea’s mom, the once “dead broke” Hillary Rodham Clinton, might rank even higher on the scale of bad taste. Chelsea, 34, has jabbered like an overeducated trailer-park habitué about her family’s No. 1 obsession — money. The millionairess, pregnant with her and millionaire hedge-funder hubby Marc Mezvinsky’s first child, told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper this month that she’s made a strenuous effort to care about cash. But she just couldn’t bother with the green...
  • How the Clintons went from ‘dead broke’ to rich: Bill earned $104.9 million for speeches

    06/27/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker
    Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives....His pay: $1.4 million....Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world....the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found....The financial industry has been Clinton’s most frequent sponsor....Hillary Clinton has followed her husband and a roster of recent presidents and secretaries of state in this profitable line of work...executives familiar with the engagements said her standard fee is $200,000 and up, and that she has been in higher demand than...
  • For most families, wealth has vanished

    06/26/2014 6:47:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rick Newman
    If you’re a typical family, you’re considerably poorer than you used to be. No wonder the “recovery” feels like a recession. ... The median household in 2013 had a net worth of just $56,335 -- 43% lower than the median wealth level right before the recession began in 2007, and 36% lower than a decade ago.
  • Who’s to Blame for High Airfares?

    06/24/2014 8:18:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/24/14 | Bryan Riley
    Airline ticket prices are soaring this summer. Prices are up 12 percent since 2009, even after adjusting for inflation. When customers of Spirit Airlines book their flights, they can see exactly what they’re paying for. Spirit provides a breakdown of individual factors that make up the total cost of an airline ticket, including the base fare, fuel prices, and taxes/fees (aka the government’s cut).
  • Why Chelsea Clinton doesn't have to care about money

    06/24/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Like mother, like daughter. Hillary Rodham Clinton's repeated tale of the horrors of poverty among the one percent are finding an echo in former first daughter Chelsea. The British paper Daily Mail summed up the younger Clinton's total cognitive dissonance. " 'I tried to care about money but I couldn't', says Chelsea Clinton, married to hedge funder, who lives in $11m home, and is paid $600,000 by NBC for doing nothing." And now you can understand why she doesn't care about money--unlike most people, she doesn't have to, money comes soooo easily. In other words, she is a true Democrat....
  • Biden one-ups ‘dead broke’ Hillary by boasting he’s ‘the poorest man in Congress’

    06/23/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-23-14 | Dave Boyer
    At a White House summit for working families Monday, Vice PresidentJoseph R. Biden tried to relate to the audience by calling himself “the poorest man in Congress.” While acknowledging that he was wearing “a mildly expensive suit,” Mr. Biden said he’s not as wealthy as most of his peers in Washington. “I don’t own a single stock or bond,” Mr. Biden said to laughter. “I have no savings accounts. But I got a great pension and I got a good salary.” Mr. Biden and wife Jill reported $407,009 in adjusted gross income in 2013, including $230,700 for his salary as...
  • Sting says he won't leave his kids a big inheritance

    06/23/2014 5:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Today ^ | 6/23/14 | Vidya Rao
    The Police frontman, reportedly worth about $300 million, says he won’t be leaving his three sons and three daughters a big inheritance.
  • Hillary Clinton Net Worth

    06/22/2014 2:09:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Hillary Clinton is an American Democratic Politician, with a net worth of $21.5 million. Hillary Clinton has earned her net worth...
  • Israel Says UN Envoy Serry Tried to Funnel Cash to Hamas

    06/21/2014 3:22:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/14 | Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is demanding the eviction of UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry from Israel, on suspicion that he has been trying to assist Hamas. Liberman intends to declare Serry persona non grata, the most serious form of censure which a country can apply to foreign diplomats. Channel 2 reported that the Foreign Ministry has received information according to which Serry is attempting to transfer millions of dollars to Hamas. Serry reportedly asked Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to transfer $20 million from Qatar to Gaza – a request Abbas turned down. He then asked Israel to be...
  • The Alarming Reason the Government Confiscated Money From a Member of Glenn Beck’s Staff

    06/17/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | June 17, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Let’s say you take out a safety deposit box for precious family heirlooms, or create a bank account for your children that you don’t make transactions with regularly. How long would it take you to realize that the government has actually confiscated your property, sometimes without even informing you? That’s what happened to Glenn Beck’s chief of staff, Joe Kerry, and countless other Americans across the United States, many of whom are unaware that the state can legally take hold of your possessions if your account shows no signs of activity for a certain period of time. snip “I guess...
  • Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High [Obamanomics!]

    06/17/2014 11:25:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/17/14 | Ali Meyer
    The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.1. As of last May, it was 234.572. By this January, it hit 240.006. By April, it hit 249.362. And, in May, it climbed to a record 252.832.
  • Would-Be Thief POours Acid on CU-Boulder ATM in Attempt to Crack Open Cash Machine

    06/14/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 06/12/2014 | Mitchell Byers
    Campus police release surveillance photo, video of suspectCU police say this man poured acid on a campus ATM in a failed attempt to steal cash. University of Colorado police are searching for a man who tried to break open an ATM at the campus' Center For Community by pouring acid on the machine. Police said that at 2:30 a.m. May 29, video surveillance shows a man in protective clothing spraying an acidic solution on the ATM, according to a news release. The suspect is seen returning twice to check the progress of the acid and to try to steal cash...
  • ISIS Now Richest Terrorist Group in World After Looting US$429M +Gold from Mosul Central Bank

    06/13/2014 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps the saddest thing -as we watch Iraq's hard-won democracy/liberty collapse before our eyes- is that the takeover of large swathes of territory by an 7th century Medieval savages could have been prevented. In fact, the Iraqi government had been begging the head-up-their-ass Obama Administration for air support since last November (2013), only to be utterly ignored (welcome to the club)... Today we see the rotten fruit of horrendously foolish Obama foreign policy over the last six years dropping all around the globe, yet this Iraq debacle -erasing nearly all US war gains- really takes the cake: not only...
  • How Big Money Failed to Rescue Eric Cantor

    06/11/2014 2:43:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/14 | Byron Tau, Tarini Parti
    Big money couldn’t save Eric Cantor. The darling of big Wall Street donors, the K Street business types and the Republican establishment went down in flames Tuesday, all the while crushing his no-name opponent with a 26-to-1 cash advantage in the money race. Cantor, the House majority leader, raised nearly $5.5 million during the cycle, bolstered by investments from the American Chemistry Council, the American College of Radiology, the National Rifle Association, and the National Association of Realtors. He lost to Dave Brat, a college professor with a $200,000 shoestring budget. The result should be a wakeup call that with...
  • Richard Branson Is About to Destroy the Final Edge Bitcoin Has

    06/10/2014 12:42:23 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | June 10 2014 | Economic Policy Journal RW
    Bitcoin fanboys have long cheered the fact that Bitcoin global transfer capabilities at cheap prices make using Bitcoin, as a method of global money transfer, superior to any other transfer system, on the basis of cost. Enter Richard Branson. Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise, reports FT. It has raised $25m to expand its marketing efforts, with Sir Richard contributing a significant but undisclosed share of the funds. He was joined by existing shareholders including Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, venture capitalists Index Ventures and Kima Ventures, the investment group co-founded by the...
  • Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

    06/06/2014 12:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-6-14 | Sean Sullivan
    The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, known best for shepherding big money to conservative causes and candidates, have given a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund, the organization announced Friday. The money will come from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation, which are headed by the brothers. Most of the money ($18.5 million) will go toward a scholarship program. The other $6.5 million is provided for general support to historically black colleges and universities and the UNCF, with $4 million set aside for loan assistance. The UNCF is the nation's largest minority education group. Such a...
  • First @HiddenCash envelope found tonight in Burbank

    05/29/2014 8:38:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    daily news ^ | 5-29-14
    By Daily News POSTED: 05/29/14, 7:59 PM PDT | 0 COMMENTS The first @HiddenCash envelope has been found this evening in Burbank, only a short time after the mysterious benefactor tweeted a series of clues leading to the Empire Center shopping complex. The unknown person behind the Twitter account has been dropping envelopes of cash around the Bay area and this week started up in Los Angeles. Clues he sent out this evening led followers first to Burbank, then to the 5 Freeway/Empire Avenue area, then finally to an area near a Staples store near the Empire Center. A man...
  • Why Bitcoin Matters For Bankers

    03/16/2014 11:35:27 AM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 56 replies
    American Banker ^ | March 16,2014 | Marc Hochstein
    Ask Alan Lane. In October, the president and CEO of Silvergate Bank in La Jolla, Calif., was up in Sacramento for a roundtable convened by the California Bankers Association and the state's Department of Business Oversight. Reading a laundry list of about a dozen issues on the department's radar, Commissioner Jan Lynn Owen mentioned Bitcoin — the Internet currency, payment system and technology that's been grabbing headlines, igniting controversy and inspiring innovation across the globe. Lane pricked up his ears, in part because the $616 million-asset Silvergate had been in discussions about banking a Bitcoin startup.
  • End to door-slot mail for millions

    05/22/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 44 replies
    Yahoo-ey News ^ | 5-22-14 | PAULINE JELINEK
    "WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead under a proposal advancing through Congress. The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on an 18-13 party-line vote, approved a bill Wednesday to direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method."
  • 7 Filthy Rich Liberals Railing Against 'The Rich' In Quotes

    05/13/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Hawkins
    One of the biggest myths in politics is that Republicans are the "party of the rich." If only....then the rich might be voting for us and pouring massive money into the Republican Party. But, but, but...KOCH BROTHERS! Yes, the evil, terrible, awful Koch Brothers who live in Harry Reid's head for free and eat the dreams of Occupy protesters. In actuality, those guys are only the 59th biggest donors in American politics. Just the six biggest union donors in American politics combined give 15 times more money than the Koch brothers have – and, of course, that money went almost...
  • 'First billionaire in hip-hop' Dre boasts of Apple Beats deal on Facebook

    05/09/2014 6:51:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/9/14 | Luke Westaway
    Appearing to confirm rumours of a $3.2 billion Apple buyout, the Beats co-founder says the Forbes rich list has changed "in a big way".
  • ALAN HORN NET WORTH [Obama Fundraiser was at his house last night]

    05/08/2014 2:26:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Celebrity Net Worth ^ | Brian Warner
    Alan Horn net worth and salary: Alan Horn is an American entertainment executive with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Born in Long Island, New York, Alan Horn graduated from Union College in the mid 80s.
  • Obama Off To California For Three-Day Fundraising Swing [Five parties with the 1%]

    05/07/2014 3:44:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Obama is departing Wednesday on a three-day West Coast trip to glad-hand donors at five or more fundraising events, including four events in one day. The trip highlights the president’s focus on the 2014 race, where the GOP is on track to win a slight majority of the Senate and to slightly increase its majority in the House.
  • Harry Reid's Theme Song [video]

    05/06/2014 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1954 | Stan Freberg
    Money Paul Frees
  • Government Waste: Where Has All The Money Gone?

    05/06/2014 4:42:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they detect money for which they can't account. Not so with the federal government. Some recent headlines reflect a disturbing pattern that has contributed to our $17 trillion debt and to a growing cynicism among the public, which increasingly regards government in a negative light. Here are just a few recent gems gleaned from reading newspaper stories and wire service reports: "Pentagon to destroy $1 billion in ammunition." This USA Today story says, "It is impossible...
  • Podesta: Congress Can’t Stop Obama On Global Warming

    05/05/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5,2014 | Michael Bastasch
    White House adviser John Podesta told reporters Monday afternoon that Congress could not derail the Obama administration’s efforts to unilaterally enact policies to fight global warming. Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming.
  • Ex-Country Club Hills police chief gets 5 years in prison

    05/04/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 05/01/2014 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD — Described by the prosecution as a “scourge” on Chicago, ex-Country Clubs Hills Police Chief Regina Evans was sentenced late Thursday to five years in prison for stealing more than $900,000 in state grant money. Opting against the 10-year, one-month sentence that federal prosecutors sought, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough nonetheless told Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificent fraud.” The heart of the government’s fraud case against Evans centered on her misuse of a $1.25 million state work-training grant that was part of her effort to revive the Regal Theater on the South...
  • White House opens door to tolls on interstate highways, removing long-standing prohibition

    04/30/2014 3:59:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29/14 | Ashley Halsey III
    ...the Obama administration Tuesday opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs. The proposal, contained in a four-year, $302 billion White House transportation bill, would reverse a long-standing federal prohibition on most interstate tolling.
  • Cassidy pushes (exempt RAT) Landrieu to consider oil money bill

    04/27/2014 4:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather
    WAFB ^ | 4/26/14
    **SNIP** In a statement, the Democratic senator said her 2006 GOMESA legislation has already secured millions for the state, and she noted her committee already has held a hearing on her revenue sharing legislation. "I am sure the people of Louisiana are happy that Bill Cassidy has finally joined the fight for revenue sharing for the Gulf Coast," Landrieu said. She added: "Unfortunately, Rep. Cassidy voted for a bill that makes Louisiana wait to share in this revenue, and that is inconceivable and unacceptable." Over the years, state officials have argued Louisiana was owed a greater share of the offshore...
  • Money Can't Buy Trustworthiness

    04/25/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 25, 2014 | David Destend
    What defines low socioeconomic status? Objectively, it means fewer economic resources and educational opportunities, less access to elite schools and clubs, more subordinate positions in the workplace, and increased levels of stress. For the upper-class, it’s just the inverse: more resources, more leisure, less stress. ......................................................... From the realities facing each group, you might assume that members of the lower-class would be more focused on meeting their own survival needs and, thereby, prioritize their needs over those of others. As a result, you might also expect them to be less trustworthy as compared to members of the upper-class who, given...
  • Superintendent Claiming Less Money Receives $515 More Per Pupil

    04/25/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2014 | Tom Gantert
    As the statewide debate over school funding continues, an Oakland County superintendent whose district receives about $515 more per student today than it did in 2010 says the district is getting less money from the state. West Bloomfield School District Superintendent Gerald Hill made his claim on April 11 in MIRS, a Lansing-based news site. The district is receiving less in the "state foundation allowance," which has dropped from $9,116 per student in 2009-10 to $8,676 per student in 2013-14. But the state foundation allowance is only a part of the state funding a school district receives. West Bloomfield received...
  • Chilling Truth: The Siege of the Bundy Ranch Reaches into the White House (agenda 21)

    04/13/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Cliven Bundy, can a cowboy defeat the Marxists? In the end, there is only one reason why the Bundy ranch was besieged. President Obama had to have taken the lead. He knew it was going on and he sanctioned it. Beyond oil, solar, and Chinese Communists with money, lurks Obama’s Agenda. InfoWars has found a smoking gun in the case of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy. A lucrative contract – which will benefit Harry Reid and his son Rory Reid – specifically mentions the need to rid the land of Cliven Bundy. In addition, Natural News pointed out that the BLM...
  • The Truth About Buying Gold And Silver

    04/12/2014 10:48:13 PM PDT · by Petro · 69 replies
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | April 11, 2014 | George B
    Friday, April 11, 2014 The Truth About Buying Gold And Silver Every day, the radio airways and cable news broadcasts are filled with advertising from "gold bug" companies who are trying to convince you to buy both gold and silver. There are dozens of them: Goldline, Lear Capital, Rosland, Merit, and so on. All of whom claim that, by holding these precious metals, you are being protected against inflation as a result of massive government spending and the devaluation of the dollar, or, protected against another recession, depression, or stock market crash. The problem is that all of those claims...
  • Superintendent Says District Worse Off Despite Getting More Overall State Money

    04/10/2014 5:56:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The Kalamazoo Public Schools get about $53 more per student in state funding this year than the district received in 2010-2011. Yet Michael Rice, the district's superintendent, said in a recent column in Bridge Magazine that the Kalamazoo schools and others across the state were better off three years ago. Rice, like others asking for more money from the state, makes the case in his column that funding has decreased because some schools receive less money today from the state's foundation allowance. The foundation allowance is a base per-pupil dollar amount that schools receive, but is just part of the...
  • Taxing Life Away

    04/09/2014 4:13:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | John Stossel
    It's tax time. I'm too scared to do my taxes. I'm sure I'll get something wrong and my enemies in government will persecute -- no, I mean prosecute -- me. So I hired Bob. Bob's my accountant. I like Bob, but I don't like that I have to have an accountant. I don't want to spend time keeping records and talking to Bob about boring things I don't understand, and I really don't want to pay Bob. But I have to. What a waste. Once, I calculated what I could do with the money I give Bob. I could have...
  • RAHN: Why do we still use paper money?

    04/08/2014 6:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/08/2014 | By Richard Rahn
    Paper currency is dirty and is a major transmitter of disease as it goes from unwashed hand to unwashed hand. It is easily lost and stolen, and can be easily destroyed by getting wet or burned. It physically wears out in a short time and is costly and troublesome to replace. So why do we still use the filthy stuff in the electronic age? When given a choice, people find credit cards, debit cards and bank account electronic payments more convenient than cash. In many parts of the world, payments can be made from cellphone to cellphone, with the phone...
  • Rob Lowe: 'I Want The Government Out Of Almost Everything'

    04/07/2014 6:04:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 4/7/14 | Ericka Andersen
    Actor Rob Lowe identified himself as an “independent moderate” this weekend in an interview with the New York Times. Lowe, a former Democrat, spoke about his views on government, saying: “My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.” The former teen heartthrob and current Parks and Recreation actor spoke negatively of political party loyalty as well: “Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for...
  • Harry Reid Took Money from Koch Lobbyist

    04/07/2014 4:28:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/07/14 | Andrew Stiles
    Add Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to the list of Senate Democrats who have benefitted from Koch money. In fact, he might as well pay one of his grandchildren to stitch Koch insignias onto his suit to denote their sponsorship: According to campaign finance records, former Koch Industries lobbyist Robert P. Hall III donated $500 to Reid’s campaign in 2003. Hall worked for Koch Industries from 1998 to 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He was previously a lobbyist for INVISTA, the Koch Industries subsidiary that Democrats are targeting in their latest campaign to “other” the...
  • Give me your money now - Free money disposal service"

    04/04/2014 1:32:12 PM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
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  • Bitcoin in the sights of regulators (Australian Source)

    04/03/2014 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 4 replies
    Dynamic Business ^ | April 5, 2014 01:43 GMT | Edwin Carr
    Bitcoin is making news again. Angry investors in the virtual currency are joining a class action to recover nearly US$500 million “lost” when Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange, crashed at the end of February 2014. The collapse of the exchange is reported to be the result of theft by hackers. In another recent story, US magazine Newsweek claims to have tracked down the mysterious founder of the “crypto-currency”, a Mr Nakamoto in California. Bitcoin’s website names “Satoshi Nakamoto” as the currency’s founder but many believe that is a pseudonym. Bitcoin is associated with some high profile criminal investigations, including...
  • State Paying $860 Million In Select Tax Incentives, Subsidies

    04/03/2014 9:57:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/2/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The state of Michigan is expected to pay $860 million for economic development credits and programs in fiscal year 2014 and most of that money is slated for politically favored business such as Hollywood's movie industry, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. "The spending we are doing on economic development is large," said James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. "And the majority of these expenses are for decisions made years ago. The state shouldn't be in the business of awarding tax money to favored industries." Michigan could certainly use that money....