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  • Politico: Clinton Foundation to Lay Off Dozens

    09/22/2016 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/21/16 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Clinton Foundation is planning to drop dozens of employees as it winds down most operations, according to a report by Politico, citing “two former Clinton Foundation officials who remain in communication with staff.” The layoffs come after media investigations, led by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, whose 2015 book Clinton Cash alleged a pay-to-play pattern in which the Clintons courted donations from foreigners and businesses with matters pending before the State Department. The Clintons say they are closing down much of the foundation’s work, and severing many — though not all — personal ties to the organization, in anticipation of...
  • Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated

    09/21/2016 4:19:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Sep 20, 2016
    David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC. Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations. The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission. Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut. Follow the money ... Let’s recap Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America. This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014: 1- Media Matters would receive your $1,062,857 donation The Bonner Group...
  • Harvard Economist: US Should Phase-Out All Currency Larger Than $10 Bills

    09/17/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – The Unites States should phase-out all denominations of the U.S. dollar larger than a $10 bill to thwart money launderers and tax evaders, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told attendees at a Council on Foreign Relations event this week in Washington, D.C.“Cash is not used in ordinary retail transactions. It’s used by tax evaders and in a lot of crime of all types, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, racketeering, you name it,” said Rogoff, a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and author of The Curse of Cash.“Cash is being used...
  • HSBC case blows lid off Clintons' offshore empire Panama Papers suggest ties to massive money...

    09/15/2016 4:37:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 09/14/16 | Jerome R. Corsi
    "HSBC case blows lid off Clintons' offshore empire Panama Papers suggest ties to massive money-laundering scheme" The arrest of the head of global foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC bank may shed new light on suspicions the Clinton Foundation has been involved in illegal offshore money-laundering operations on a massive scale. The investigation into HSBC currency trader Mark Johnson and associate Stuart Scott for their alleged role in a “conspiracy to rig currency benchmarks” by front-running customer orders has escalated to the point where the Department of Justice is threatening to tear up a 2012 agreement to fine HSBC a...
  • Ex-Mexico president's brother found dead

    12/06/2004 5:59:59 PM PST · by LouAvul · 46 replies · 3,360+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-6-04
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Enrique Salinas, the youngest brother of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was found dead in a car on the outskirts of Mexico City on Monday, with a plastic bag tied over his head in an apparent murder, officials said. Authorities said there indications that Salinas had been killed as part of an attempt to extort him or get information out of him. "Generally, if you put a bag over someone's head, you're often not trying to kill them, but rather extort them or get some information out of them," said Alfonso Navarrete Prida, the...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...
  • Hillary Approved Arms Sales After Big Donations from Bahrain

    08/24/2016 8:39:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    One of the more eyebrow-raising stories from the Clinton Foundation “pay to play” scandal is Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain – whose kingdom donated up to $150,000 directly to the Foundation, plus another $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative – securing a meeting with the Secretary of State, after which she approved some highly controversial arms sales to Bahrain. ... Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band...
  • Hillary pegged as "Islam's Whore"

    08/24/2016 8:56:39 AM PDT · by Kozy · 46 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Tillison
    Charges of corruption are never far away when it comes to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and her duplicitous relationship with a number of Middle Eastern countries as related to the Clinton Foundation is the latest example of the candidate’s unscrupulous actions. So much so that a British group, Liberty GB, has referred to Clinton as “Islam’s whore.” (Liberty GB describes itself as “Britain’s newest and most outspoken political party… a patriotic, anti-Islamisation party promoting Christian civilisation, Western freedoms and British culture.”) Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/08/24/hillary-clinton-pegged-islams-whore-check-ny-posts-omg-cigar-cover-382710#ixzz4IGXzeTb5
  • Donald Trump calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton Foundation scandal

    08/22/2016 5:50:52 PM PDT · by upchuck · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Chris Sanchez
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's involvement with the Clinton Foundation during her tenure as US secretary of state during a rally in Akron, Ohio, on Monday. Trump accused his Democratic rival of corruption, claiming that donors of the foundation were given preferential treatment and awarded with special favors. He went on to say that the investigation calls for special circumstances, as the US Department of Justice "has proven itself to be a political arm of the White House." "After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewash of the...
  • Pat Caddell: if Clinton Is Elected, Her Pay-for-Play Operation Will ‘Make the Clinton Foundation

    08/22/2016 11:03:10 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    Truncated title. Full title: Pat Caddell: if Clinton Is Elected, Her Pay-for-Play Operation Will ‘Make the Clinton Foundation Look Like Kid’s Play’ Political analyst and veteran Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, a fixture on Fox News’ Political Insiders show, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily. Caddell began by agreeing with the previous guest, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, on the importance of the Clinton Foundation scandal.
  • New Abedin Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton State Department Gave Special Access to Top Clinton...

    08/22/2016 9:26:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 22, 2016
    Full title: New Abedin Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton State Department Gave Special Access to Top Clinton Foundation Donors Crown Prince of Bahrain Forced to Go Through Foundation to See Clinton, after Pledging $32 Million to Clinton Global Initiative Hollywood Executive Casey Wasserman, Slimfast Mogul Daniel Abraham, Controversial Appointee Rajiv Fernando also among Clinton Foundation Donors Granted Special Favors from Clinton State Department (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the...
  • Giuliani: Clinton Foundation Warrants Indictment As 'Racketeering Enterprise'

    08/21/2016 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 21, 2016 | by Eric Mack
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told "Fox News Sunday" he would indict the Clinton Foundation as a "racketeering enterprise" if he "were back at my old job as U.S. Attorney." "This in an insider vs. outsider campaign," Giuliani said Sunday of the presidential race between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. "She is the consummate corrupt Washington insider, and she is thoroughly corrupt with the Clinton Foundation." Giuliani has been stumping for presidential nominee Trump against Mrs. Clinton this summer and points to the actions of her foundation to be far more serious than merely unethical....
  • Bill Clinton’s pay at for-profit education company topped $17.5 million

    08/13/2016 9:59:04 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 10 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 08/12/2016 | MICHAEL STRATFORD
    Bill Clinton was paid more than $1 million in 2015 by Laureate Education, a global operator of for-profit colleges, according to tax returns released today by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The new figure brings the former president’s total compensation from Laureate to more than $17.5 million for his five-year role as an “honorary chancellor.” His role consisted of advising the company on educational matters and traveling to campuses across the world to speak to young people. Clinton ended his position at Laureate in April 2015 after Hillary Clinton launched her bid for the White House. Laureate International Universities, the company’s international...
  • Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway

    08/12/2016 7:29:59 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 136 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/12/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official. The investigation centers on New York City, where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities. Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.
  • 96 Percent Of Hillary’s Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation

    08/12/2016 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/2016
    Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year — $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Foundation. Clinton released her tax forms on Friday in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes. The GOP nominee has refused to release the records, saying that he is under a routine audit.
  • OBAMA ILLEGALLY AIRLIFTED $400 MILLION IN CASH TO IRAN IN UNMARKED PLANE

    08/04/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funding Iran directly funds terrorism because the Iranian regime is effectively a terror state. Back in the Senate, Obama fought against the classification of the Revolutionary Guard, a key Iranian political-military institution, as terrorists. He's remained consistent since then. 3. This is simply treason. Obama is aiding and abetting the murder of Americans. He's funding terrorism. He's funding Iran's wars in the region, which aside from Israel, include campaigns in Iraq and Syria that have dragged the United States in. The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January...
  • WIKILEAKS: Hillary Took Cash From Company Accused of Sponsoring ISIS

    08/01/2016 12:48:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 8/01/16 | Jim Hoft
    This story is UNBELIEVABLE– Except that it’s Hillary Clinton we’re talking about… Wikileaks is reporting on deals Hillary Clinton did with the the French industrial giant Lefarge – a company accused of secretly sponsoring ISIS. (SEE TWEETS) WIKILEAKS: Hillary Took Cash From Company Accused of Sponsoring ISIS Jim Hoft Aug 1st, 2016 1:14 pm 44 Comments Better Together. hillary dnc This story is UNBELIEVABLE– Except that it’s Hillary Clinton we’re talking about… Wikileaks is reporting on deals Hillary Clinton did with the the French industrial giant Lefarge – a company accused of secretly sponsoring ISIS. Hillary Clinton took $100,000 from...
  • The Clinton Cash documentary is now available on YouTube.

    07/26/2016 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 27 replies
    Clinton Cash, the long awaited documentary based on Peter Schweizer's book is up on YouTube. It documents the many years of corruption and dark financing surrounding the Clintons and their Foundation. Check it out: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 155 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Lynch admits she had whistleblower's evidence on banksters

    03/27/2015 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/27/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama’s attorney-general nominee, Loretta Lynch, admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that her investigators in the money-laundering probe of HSBC were aware of evidence compiled by whistleblower John Cruz but she chose, nevertheless, not to bring criminal charges. Lynch provided written answers to questions submitted by committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in a document posted on the panel’s website dated Feb. 18. As WND reported, Lynch’s confirmation vote in the Senate initially was postponed after Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, opened the investigation of Lynch’s role in the HSBC...
  • FBI Director Comey is a board member of Clinton Foundation connected bank HSBC.

    07/12/2016 11:09:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 132 replies
    InvestmentWatch.com ^ | 7/12/16 | IWB
    It seems that our beloved FBI Director is or until very recently was a director and board member of HSBC, which is tightly connected to the Clinton Foundation. Check out some of these links:
  • HSBC avoided US money laundering charges because of 'market risk' fears

    07/12/2016 5:46:32 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    bbc ^ | 7/12 | bbc
    US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns within the Department of Justice that it would cause a "global financial disaster", a report says. A US Congressional report revealed UK officials, including Chancellor George Osborne, added to pressure by warning the US it could lead to market turmoil. The report alleges the UK "hampered" the probe and "influenced" the outcome. HSBC was accused of letting drug cartels use US banks to launder funds.
  • Report: Police investigating Netanyahu on money laundering allegations

    07/09/2016 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Channel 10 on Friday reported for the first time that Israel authorities are investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspected money laundering allegations stemming from 2009. The report posited that Netanyahu or one of his family members were the recipients of an alleged transfer of "large sums" of money that is not linked to any political or campaign funding, according to Channel 2.
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of laundering State Dept. money to Bill

    06/21/2016 5:49:19 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 66 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/21/2016 | LOUIS NELSON
    Donald Trump launched a new allegation at Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, accusing her of having "laundered" money through a for-profit university while she was secretary of state. In a rapid-response email blast sent during Clinton’s speech attacking Trump’s economic proposals, the billionaire’s campaign accused the former secretary of state of funneling government money to Laureate Education, a for-profit chain of universities that employed Bill Clinton as honorary chancellor until April 2015. The former president made $16.5 million over his five years in that position while his wife added Laureate to the State Department Global Partnership. Trump alleges the Department of...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • “World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

    06/21/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | David Middleton
    While the production will almost certainly improve this summer, “SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada [isn’t even] quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun [is] shining”… The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month. 75,000 homes * 900 KWh/month = 67,500,000 kWh/month = 67,500 MWh/month In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh… About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes. This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.
  • Oops! Bill Clinton Says He ACCIDENTALLY Took $500,000 From Algeria During Key Arms...(flashback)

    06/04/2016 5:11:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 3/05/16 | Robert Gehl
    "Oops! Bill Clinton Says He ACCIDENTALLY Took $500,000 From Algeria During Key Arms Negotiation With State Department" Oops! Bill Clinton is claiming his foundation “accidentally” accepted money from foreign governments who were negotiating with his wife while she was Secretary of State – a definite no-no. The Clinton Foundation received $500,000 from Algeria in 2010 while the country was lobbying the State Department for an increase in weapons export authorization. The International Business Times says that “some of those export authorizations were for weapons classified as “toxicological agents, including chemical agents [and] biological agents.”  “[Critics] said, ‘Oh you got...
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • Top Democrat Shaun King Quitting Democratic Party Over Corruption Revelations

    05/22/2016 12:17:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 19 replies
    Shaun King writes in the New York Daily News: Right now, the Democratic Party, which I have called home my entire life, is deeply in love with money. Consequently, its leaders have supported and advanced all kinds of evil, big and small, in devotion to this love affair.
  • Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion

    05/06/2016 5:15:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 3:29 AM EDT
    The Obama administration has announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers. Administration officials announced the new rules Thursday as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to pass legislation that would further enhance transparency in the U.S. banking system and help law enforcement track down secret owners. […] A second proposed rule would close a loophole that allows a narrow class of foreign-owned companies to avoid reporting to the IRS. […] Treasury also sent new legislation to...
  • 500 euro bill is being killed off

    05/04/2016 11:25:53 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Alanna Petroff
    The European Central Bank announced Wednesday that it will phase out the 500 euro banknote because of concerns that this banknote "could facilitate illicit activities" ... Europe's top law enforcement officials maintain that the 500 euro banknote (worth about $576) makes it easy for criminals to launder money since it's so easy to move around undetected. In a report last year, Europol said cash was still the "instrument of choice" for terrorists and 500 euro notes were in high demand, though they're not popular for everyday transactions. ...
  • Press Release: Politico Exposes Clinton Campaign ‘Money-Laundering’ Scheme

    05/04/2016 1:13:09 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 22 replies
    Bernie Sanders Press Release ^ | May 2, 2016 | Press Release
    BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, on Monday criticized a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraising scheme that state party leaders told Politico has been used as a self-serving “money-laundering” conduit. Despite Clinton’s pledges to rebuild state parties, Politico found that less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Victory Fund has stayed in the state parties’ coffers. “Secretary Clinton is looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign,” Weaver said. “We think the Clinton campaign should let the state parties keep their fair share of the...
  • America's Next President Must Continue Obama’s Progress On Clean Energy

    04/06/2016 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/5/2016 | David Ignatius
    So much of America's future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let's focus for a moment on just one area--energy and the environment--where the Obama administration has made startling progress.... Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, arguably President Obama's best Cabinet appointment, has been leading a quiet revolution in clean-energy technology. Innovation is transforming this industry, costs are plummeting and entrepreneurs are devising radical new systems that create American jobs--in addition to protecting the planet.... Here's a suggestion for any fact-based, technology-respecting candidate in either party: Promise that, if elected, you'll try to persuade Moniz to remain in place.......
  • Germany calls to 'turn up heat' on financial crimes

    04/04/2016 7:02:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Apr 2016 15:40 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The German government on Monday said it hoped the revelations from the so-called “Panama Papers” will spur global efforts to combat tax evasion and money laundering. “We hope the current debate will turn up the heat,” finance ministry spokesman Martin Jäger told a news briefing. […] The Panama Papers are a massive leak of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of a host of world leaders, celebrities and sports stars, implicating figures from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. […] The documents, from around 214,000 offshore entities covering almost 40 years, came from Mossack...
  • China launders cash of foreign criminals

    03/28/2016 7:35:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    livemint ^ | Mar 28 2016
    China launders cash of foreign criminals Gangs and cartels from allover the world have laundered billions in China, slipping their ill-gotten gains into the great tides of legitimate trade and finance Ashdod, Israel: Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China. The country’s well-developed underground financial networks have caught the attention of foreign criminals who are using China to clean their dirty money and pump it back into the global financial system—largely beyond the reach of Western law enforcement, an Associated Press investigation has found.
  • The Solar Industry Is Dying. Good Riddance.

    03/20/2016 5:20:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2016 | James Delingpole
    If you still own shares in solar energy it’s probably a sign that you’ve been in the sun too long: the sector is tanking – and deservedly so – as reality dawns that this is a Potemkin industry, an Enron of a con-trick, whose survival depends not on the energy it generates but on the subsidies it squeezes from the taxpayer. Consider Exhibit A: the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the California desert. This $2.2 billion project, heavily backed with federal grants by the Obama administration, is absolutely brilliant at killing birds. According to some estimates it accounts for...
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy(WTH!?)

    03/18/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would....
  • Anonymous, Inc.

    01/31/2016 4:21:20 PM PST · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    60 Minutes ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Steve Kroft
    The following is a script from "Anonymous, Inc." which aired on Jan. 31, 2016. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Graham Messick and Kevin Livelli, producers. If you like crime dramas and movies with international intrigue, then you probably have a basic understanding of money laundering. It's how dictators, drug dealers, corrupt politicians, and other crooks avoid getting caught by transforming their ill-gotten gains into assets that appear to be legitimate. They do it by moving the dirty money through a maze of dummy corporations and offshore bank accounts that conceal their identity and the source of the funds. And most...
  • Islamic Cleric May Be Laundering Taxpayer Money Into Clinton Campaign.....

    12/10/2015 11:57:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 10, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Islamic Cleric May Be Laundering Taxpayer Money Into Clinton Campaign - Hillary Under Pressure To Return Donations A mysterious Turkish Islamic cleric - whose followers have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton's family foundation and to her presidential campaign - is being accused of ordering the false imprisonment of three followers of a competing religious sect, according to documents filed in federal court earlier this week. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, has lived in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains since 1998, when he went into exile from Turkey amid accusations that he plotted to undermine the secular regime that was...
  • Leading US Bank Closes Vatican Bank’s Account

    03/19/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    JP Morgan Chase, one of America’s leading banks, has closed down an account held by the Vatican bank at its Italian branch office in Milan. Neither the American bank nor the Vatican bank (formally known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR) offered any public comment on the move. But officials at JP Morgan Chase acknowledged that the IOR account was closed because of concerns about the possible use of the Vatican bank for money-laundering.
  • US scraps its $500million programme to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels ...

    10/09/2015 8:46:03 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    FULL TITLE: US scraps its $500million programme to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels after producing fewer than 80 soldiers, most of whom were either shot or ran away The U.S. has scrapped its $500 million program to train moderate rebels after it produced fewer than 80 fighters, most of whom had been killed or fled. U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Washington would instead work more closely with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria. No details were immediately available, but the programme to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State group is widely considered a failure....
  • Obama Weighs "Syria Retreat" As White House Ends Training Of Moderate Rebels

    10/09/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/9/2015 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    This past weekend we called Obama's latest failed attempt to replace Syria's president (after a comparable attempt in 2013 also ended in failure) for what it is: "Make no mistake, this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign policy debacle since Vietnam - and we don't think that's an exaggeration." Some of our high level observations: The US, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, attempted to train and support Sunni extremists to overthrow the Assad regime. Some of those Sunni extremists ended up going crazy and declaring a Medeival caliphate putting the Pentagon and Langley in...
  • Italian police seize cash from Snoop Dogg - Italian Finance Police take $205,933 from rap star

    08/01/2015 7:59:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    KOAT.com ^ | 08/01/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg CNN
    <p>During a normal check at Lamezia Terme, the rapper was found with $422,820 in U.S. cash, a police source told CNN. The maximum amount of cash that passengers traveling through Italy can carry without declaring it is €10,000 ($11,010.25). The rules were put in place to prevent money laundering.</p>
  • Disbelief over Chelsea Clinton’s $65,000 speaking fee

    06/30/2015 12:59:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/30/15 | Marketwatch
    The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word. What?! Tuesday morning, the Washington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline a gala luncheon, and initially reached out to Hillary Clinton. But when Clinton’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials balked. So they turned to the Democratic presidential front-runner’s daughter. As reported by the Post, the university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s appearance.
  • Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...
  • WH Science Adviser: ‘Cars, Trucks and Planes Are Going to Have to Run on Electricity, Biofuels or…’

    06/17/2015 7:31:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 16, 2015 | 6:58 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s top science and technology advisor, said at a White House summit on clean energy on Tuesday that a “global low-carbon economy” by the year 2050 means that “cars, trucks and planes” will be powered by “electricity, biofuels or hydrogen.” “As we all know, a global low-carbon economy in 2050 is going to have to meet the energy needs of 9 or 10 billion people using technologies that will have to be more advanced than the technologies that are in place today,” he said. “Buildings, agriculture, machines must be dramatically more energy-efficient.” “Cars, trucks and planes...
  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...
  • Mark Levin: Another huge scandal involving Hillary Clinton

    06/03/2015 4:10:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6-3-2015 | You Tube
    Bill Clinton's foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Clinton's State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times... (June 02 2015)
  • MAJOR US BANKS CLOSING BORDER BRANCHES TO FIGHT MONEY LAUNDERING

    05/31/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30 2015 | SYLVIA LONGMIRE
    As more money continues to flow into the pockets of Mexican drug cartels, traffickers need to maintain a solid network of places—often along the southwest border—where they can launder drug money. However, in an attempt to stymie these efforts, several major US banks have been closing numerous branches in the region and shutting down hundreds of customer accounts. According to a WSJ report, the Arizona border town of Nogales, population 21,000, is feeling the financial pinch most strongly. In the past several months, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc.-owned Banamex USA have shut a total of four...