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  • AG targets 90 conservative groups in controversial climate change probe (Virgin Islands)

    05/04/2016 3:02:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay, the Washington Free Beacon
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • RICO and the United States

    04/30/2016 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 2 replies
    Edward.Fish ^ | 15-Apr-2016 | Edward Fish
    In 1970 the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) became law, this act was intended to prosecute the mafia but has been employed against a much wider range of organizations… ironically, the United States itself has become so corrupt that it itself is a very good fit for the actions that can trigger a RICO case. 18 USC 96, §1962, subsection (a) says, in its first sentence: It shall be unlawful for any person who has received any income derived, directly or indirectly, from a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt in which such...
  • Revealed! Feds' demands to manipulate global-warming data

    04/17/2016 6:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | unknown
    It’s something climate skeptics have long suspected: Government involvement in science has skewed data to reflect the government’s agenda. “Many have suspected that U.S. political intervention in climate science has corrupted the outcome,” notes Ron Arnold in an essay posted on CFact.org. “The new emergence of an old 1995 document from the U.S. State Department to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms those suspicions, or at least gives the allegation credence enough to ask questions.” Though a FOIA request for the 1995 document came up empty (“No such correspondence in our files”), the pdf is available online....
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • California Mayor Bans Trump From Campaigning in Her City

    04/02/2016 8:33:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 93 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | 4/1/216 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...
  • RICO Prosecution of Climate Chaos Skeptics

    04/02/2016 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    It’s been a rough stretch for Climate Armageddon religionists and totalitarians.Real World science, climate and weather events just don’t support their manmade cataclysm narrative. The horrid consequences of anti-fossil fuel energy policies are increasingly in the news. And despite campaigns by the $1.5-trillion-per-year government-industry-activist-scientific Climate Crisis Consortium, Americans consistently rank global warming at the very bottom of their serious concerns. But instead of debating their critics, or marshaling a more persuasive, evidence-based case that we really do face a manmade climate catastrophe, alarmists have ramped up their shrill rhetoric, imposed more anti-hydrocarbon edicts by executive fiat and unratified treaty –...
  • Attorneys General Create Axis For Global Warming Shakedown

    04/02/2016 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Unknown
    Inquisition: The top law enforcement officers in 16 states have formed a coalition to investigate and prosecute companies that don’t agree with them on climate change. In other words, those not practicing orthodoxy will be punished.
  • The Left Is Embracing Orwellian Policies to Go After ‘Climate Deniers’

    03/14/2016 2:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/14/16 | Kim Holmes
    Just when we thought liberalism can’t get any more authoritarian, the Obama administration reminds us that it can.Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently confirmed that she had “referred” the “matter” of whether climate change “deniers” should be brought to court on racketeering charges to the FBI.Yes, that’s right. If you happen to disagree with the administration’s views of global warming, you could face a civil suit accusing you of fraud and corruption. This represents a breathtaking corruption of the law. Laws designed to catch mafia figures on corruption charges could be twisted to punish Americans whose only crime is to contest...
  • Federal Lawsuit: Controversial Pastor Ran Mars Hill Megachurch Like a Crime Syndicate

    03/10/2016 12:15:02 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02/29/2016 | Brandy Zadrozny
    Just when controversial pastor Mark Driscoll was hoping to make a new start, former members of his old stomping grounds at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church have filed a lawsuit alleging Driscoll and his chief elder ran the now-shuttered megachurch like an organized crime syndicate, in which church members became unwitting participants. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the Western District of Washington U.S. District Court in Seattle under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law originally created for prosecution of Mafia figures. Former members have been threatening to file such a lawsuit for months to find out...
  • Clinton-Appointed Judge Dismisses RICO Case Against Clintons

    01/20/2016 6:12:26 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 36 replies
    Freedom Watch ^ | 1/20/2016 | Freedom Watch
    Today, as predicted by many in the media who have been following this case, Klayman v. Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (15-cv-80388 S.D. Fla), a federal judge appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, dismissed a lawsuit, filed under the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and other causes of action, which was based on the Clintons' acceptance of money from foreign and other donors in exchange for favors while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. In addition to filing suit, Larry Klayman asked the judge, Donald M. Middlebrooks, to take into custody Hillary Clinton's private...
  • Clinton denies FBI probe into Clinton Foundation

    01/11/2016 3:05:16 PM PST · by McGruff · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton dismissed a Fox News report Monday that suggested the FBI has expanded its investigation to include corruption at the Clinton Foundation, calling the story "irresponsible." "No, there's nothing like that that is happening," she said during an editorial board meeting with The Des Moines Register in Iowa Monday afternoon.
  • FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track

    01/11/2016 7:30:53 AM PST · by bitt · 128 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/11/2016 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News. This track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton’s personal server. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source said. The development follows press reports over the...
  • Donald Trump Is Exactly Right About Bill Clinton

    12/28/2015 7:52:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | streiff (Diary)
    Now, as polls show Clinton neck-in-neck with all her potential GOP challengers and that two-thirds of the nation thinks she is a crook and can't be trusted, she is calling on her "husband", former president Bill Clinton to campaign for her. This, naturally, has provided fodder for Donald Trump's twitter account. Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE'S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015 He is absolutely right. Bill Clinton is a serial sexual predator. There is no other way to describe him....
  • 18 USC Ch. 96: RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS

    12/02/2015 7:43:58 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    U.S. Congress, House of Representatives ^ | various | U.S. Congress, House of Representatives
    CHAPTER 96—RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS Sec. 1961.Definitions. 1962.Prohibited activities. 1963.Criminal penalties. 1964.Civil remedies. 1965.Venue and process. 1966.Expedition of actions. 1967.Evidence. 1968.Civil investigative demand. Amendments [....] §1961. Definitions As used in this chapter— (1) "racketeering activity" means (A) any act or threat involving murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), which is chargeable under State law and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year; (B) any act which is indictable under any of the following provisions...
  • Church of Scientology Moscow branch 'dissolved' by court

    11/23/2015 3:53:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 11 replies
    A Russian court has ruled that the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved. The Moscow city court accepted the arguments of Russia's justice ministry that as the term "Scientology" is a registered US trademark, the Church cannot be considered a religious organisation.
  • Woman claims right to reside in pricey Piper Glen home

    11/14/2015 5:42:02 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 19 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Gordon
    The Charlotte Observer | CharlotteObserver.com CRIME NOVEMBER 12, 2015 Woman claims right to reside in pricey Piper Glen home Group of up to 9 people have occupied foreclosed house since summer, residents say Ninti el Bey, believed to be a member of Moorish Nation, was arrested last week She has launched a fight to keep control of the 5,200-square-foot Piper Glen house Charlotte-Mecklenburg police lined up outside a home in Piper Glen last month to evict Ninti el Bey and others Moorish Nation, whose members make it their business to assume ownership of vacant luxury homes without paying a dime,...
  • CBS Debate Moderator Meets With Democrat Campaigns To Plan Sales Pitch...

    11/14/2015 4:10:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 11-14-2015 | sundance
    November 14, 2015CBS Debate Moderator Meets With Democrat Campaigns To Plan Sales Pitch... by sundance No, nothing to see here folks…. nothing at all. Move along, move along…. Pay no attention to the planning and strategy session. (Via Politico) This Saturday’s second Democratic debate will be a much smaller affair than the first. With only three candidates on stage, CBS News plans to delve deep into the issues with each candidate and have taken advantage of the smaller pool by doing some intense research.Moderator John Dickerson and his team met with each of the campaigns for more than an hour...
  • WIKILEAKS DUMPS CIA BRENNAN EMAIL CONTENTS...

    10/21/2015 12:45:34 PM PDT · by 100American · 45 replies
    https://wikileaks.org ^ | 21 October 2015
    Today, 21 October 2015 and over the coming days WikiLeaks is releasing documents from one of CIA chief John Brennan's non-government email accounts. Brennan used the account occasionally for several intelligence related projects. John Brennan became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2013, replacing General David Petraeus who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in a classified information mishandling scandal. Brennan was made Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the commencement of the Obama presidency in 2009--a position he held until taking up his role as CIA chief. According to the...
  • Oh-oh! Global warming RICO letter writers may have opened Pandora's Box

    10/02/2015 8:17:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Finally, we may be getting some cosmic justice for the gang of warmists who have spread hysteria over their shaky theory of global warming. Owing to an outrageous act of witch-hunting dissenters, a congressional investigation has begun, and who knows what it will uncover?
  • Is Obamacare Officially A Money Laundering Scheme?

    09/26/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 09/25/2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Could the failed Obamacare exchanges have been merely an excuse to direct payola to safely Democratic states? Based on a new report from the Government Accountability Office, and the actions of acting head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) Andrew Slavitt, the answer may well be yes. Let’s start with the report. Americans for Tax Reform summarized its findings: In all likelihood, officials were aware of the issues facing these states before exchanges launched. According to GAO, CMS conducted reviews on 15 state-based exchanges in August and September of 2013. Even though these tests found multiple issues...
  • THE LEAD CLIMATE SCIENTIST BEHIND THE OBAMA/RICO LETTER HAS SOME SERIOUS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

    09/22/2015 8:32:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22,2015 | James Delingpole
    George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla is a lead author with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of numerous awards including the International Meteorological Organization Prize, the Rossby Medal of the American Meteorological Society, and the Padma Shri National Award from the President of India. He is currently president of the Institute of Global Environment and Society and a professor of Climate Dynamics. For his expertise, Shukla is amply rewarded by George Mason University with a salary over $250,000 a year. Apparently, though, this isn’t a full time job. It can’t be – because on top of...
  • Scientists Urge President to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics [semi-satire]

    09/19/2015 12:09:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    A gaggle of university climatologists have written to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to prosecute people who continue to contradict the "scientific consensus" on climate change. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) immediately endorsed the idea as "essential to our survival as a planet." "The freedom of people able to contradict the accepted science impedes the government from taking the steps necessary to combat dangerous climate change," Whitehouse contended. Paraphrasing a famous observation made by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for justifying suppression of free speech, the Senator averred that "allowing a person to deny the truth...
  • Climate Alarmists demand Obama use the RICO act to Silence Critics

    09/19/2015 1:37:53 PM PDT · by Signalman · 49 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/19/2015 | Eric Worral
    A group of climate scientists, including Professor Kevin Trenberth, have demanded President Obama abuse the RICO act, to silence criticism of their theories. The letter; Dear President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, and OSTP Director Holdren, As you know, an overwhelming majority of climate scientists are convinced about the potentially serious adverse effects of human-induced climate change on human health, agriculture, and biodiversity. We applaud your efforts to regulate emissions and the other steps you are taking. Nonetheless, as climate scientists we are exceedingly concerned that America’s response to climate change – indeed, the world’s response to climate change – is...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' accuses S.F. (San Francisco) mayor of bribery

    08/07/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by fifedom · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/15 | Lee Romney
    In a court filing Tuesday, Chow’s legal team alleged that this time around, he was being “selectively prosecuted” by federal authorities ... FBI reports and wiretap evidence that suggest San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and others participated in public corruption schemes but were spared prosecution “due to their political affiliations.”
  • Puerto Rico Decides to Skip Bond Payment

    08/03/2015 1:59:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Mary Williams Walsh
    Puerto Rico chose not to make a $58 million bond payment on Monday, a move that essentially amounted to a default for the first time in its 117 years as a United States possession. Although the territory did make a payment on the interest of about $628,000, it said it lacked the funds to make the full payment.
  • Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts

    07/28/2015 6:25:08 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 51 replies
    Center for Medical Progress ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Daleiden
    LOS ANGELES, July 28–The first episode in a new documentary web series features a woman who once worked in Planned Parenthood clinics describing the profit motive involved in Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts, and includes new admissions from top-level Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure. The “Human Capital” documentary web series is produced by The Center for Medical Progress and integrates expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions to tell the story of Planned Parenthood’s commercial exploitation of aborted fetal tissue. Episode 1, “Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts,” launches today at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo...
  • OFA Urges 'Stand With Planned Parenthood' After Third Gruesome Video Released

    07/28/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday, a few hours after the release of the latest gruesome and shocking undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, Organizing for Action, formerly Obama for America, tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood and, presumably, all the grotesque practices that entails. The group is the non-profit with the sole goal of supporting President Obama's policies and points of view. The only question left at this point is whether the President thinks Planned Parenthood is getting a good deal on their baby part sales. In case you missed, here is the price list: Let us know what you...
  • Planned Parenthood Hires Crisis Communication Firm Featuring Anita Dunn

    07/28/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | John Sexton
    Planned Parenthood has hired a high-profile crisis communication firm to help it deal with fallout from a series of undercover sting videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports that PP has hired SKDKnickerbocker, a firm which features former Obama communications staffer Anita Dunn as a managing director. Dunn is perhaps best known for a speech she gave extolling the political philosophy of communist revolutionary Mao Zedong. On its website, SKDKnickerbocker touts its expertise in crisis communications in Washington and on Wall Street. “By working with a company’s existing corporate communications resources or creating a separate ‘war room,’...
  • Clinton depositions blocked by judge

    07/22/2015 8:22:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization​.​ The conservative watchdog group​ Freedom ​Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week. U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks granted a protective order requested by the Clintons’ lawyers that blocked the depositions until the court resolves their pending motion to dismiss the case and halt discovery. The judge’s order did not include the reasoning for...
  • Marijuana opponents using racketeering law to fight industry

    07/13/2015 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 4:20 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits. A Colorado pot shop recently closed after a Washington-based group opposed to legal marijuana sued not just the pot shop but a laundry list of firms doing business with it—from its landlord and accountant to the Iowa bonding company guaranteeing its tax payments. One by one, many of the plaintiffs agreed to stop doing business with Medical Marijuana of the Rockies, until the mountain shop closed its doors and had to sell off its pot...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton ordered to give depositions about emails in civil case

    07/10/2015 11:00:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have been ordered to give depositions in a civil case investigating the pair’s growing email scandal. Mrs. Clinton will giver her deposition on the morning of July 28 in Washington, and Mr. Clinton will give his the following morning, according to copies of the notices of deposition reviewed by The Washington Times. The case, filed by Freedom Watch founder and former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman, alleges the couple committed criminal violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). According to a statement from Freedom Watch, the suit alleges Mrs....
  • Anti-2nd Amendment gun smuggler, Democrat Leland Yee, headed to prison

    07/03/2015 7:18:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Laurie
    We’re glad this criminal is off the streets, but we’ll also be honest. We were hoping this one would go to trial because an anti-2nd Amendment Democrat who also happens to be an international gun-runner is just too much fun to pass up. Have fun in the slammer, Mr. Yee.
  • Ex-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in California

    07/01/2015 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 7-1-2015 | SUDHIN THANAWALA, ap
    <p>An ex-California state senator has pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown.</p> <p>Leland Yee entered the plea on Wednesday and could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in October.</p>
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming ‘Deniers’

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesn’t like skeptics. “But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who can’t survive … peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and that’s why I think there’s doubt,” the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • 14 Alleged Black Guerilla Family Members Charged In Racketeering Scheme (Baltimore)

    06/11/2015 1:15:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex DeMetrick
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The FBI has gone after what it says is the biggest and most violent gang in Baltimore. Wednesday, 14 members of the Black Guerilla Family have been charged with a string of crimes in the city. Alex DeMetrick has more on the case against the BGF. The indictment was filed Wednesday afternoon in federal court. Among the 14 Black Guerilla Family members charged, one name stands out. “The case we’re bringing today involves the lead defendant by the name of Michael Gray, who was allegedly the city-wide leader of the BGF gang,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein....
  • Should Hillary Clinton Call for Debt-Free College for All Americans?

    06/08/2015 1:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Perry Bacon Jr.
    An aggressive push for what's being billed as "debt-free college" has galvanized progressive activists, putting Hillary Clinton in the position of either endorsing an idea that will be controversial or being criticized by liberals as too timid if she does not. The proposal, which is also energizing Democrats on Capitol Hill, attempts to enshrine a promise that all Americans can attend a public college and get a four-year degree with little tuition cost and while incurring no student debt. One of Clinton's Democratic rivals, ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, has endorsed the idea. Another Democratic candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has...
  • Senator Whitehouse: Use the RICO law against climate “Deniers”

    06/04/2015 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/4/2015 | Eric Worrall
    According to Whitehouse; Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution. Their activities are often compared to those of Big Tobacco denying the health dangers of smoking. Big Tobacco’s denial scheme was ultimately found by a federal judge to have amounted to a racketeering enterprise. The Big Tobacco playbook looked something like this: (1) pay scientists to produce studies defending your product; (2) develop an intricate web of PR experts and front groups to spread doubt about the real science; (3) relentlessly...
  • How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Medical Kidnapping

    06/04/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | June 3, 2015 | John P. Thomas
    It is common for people to spend more time deliberating over what type of cable TV package they will purchase than over who will provide their family with primary health care services. Making the right choice of health care provider may be one of the most important decisions that you make for your family. It may determine whether your family stays together or is broken up and destroyed by Child Protective Services.Are you a parent who believes that you have the right to make decisions for your children regarding the medical care they receive? Are you a parent who believes...
  • Senator: Use RICO Laws to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

    06/03/2015 5:39:13 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 77 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 2, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    Writing in the Washington Post, Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island, offered a curious suggestion for dealing with global warming skeptics - apply RICO laws and prosecute them.
  • Senator: Use RICO Laws to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

    06/02/2015 7:37:12 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6-2-15 | Mark Hemingway
    Writing in the Washington Post, Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island, offered a curious suggestion for dealing with global warming skeptics: (Snip) That's right -- a sitting U.S. Senator is suggesting RICO laws should be applied to global warming skeptics. Courts have been defining RICO down for some time and in ways that aren't particularly helpful. In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled RICO statutes could be applied to pro-life activists on the grounds that interstate commerce can be affected even when the organization being targeted doesn't have economic motives. (Snip) In February, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., attempted a...
  • Judge sets trial for RICO claims against Clintons

    05/29/2015 11:33:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 5/29/15
    A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial for January for a case charging Bill and Hillary Clinton with RICO violations. **SNIP** According to Klayman, the Clintons, through mail and wire fraud and false statements, misappropriated documents which he was entitled to receive and possess under the Freedom of Information Act regarding Hillary Clinton’s involvement in releasing Israeli war and cyber-warfare plans and practices. Hillary Clinton orchestrated this release to harm and thwart Israeli plans to preemptively attack Iranian nuclear sites to stop the Islamic nation’s march to producing atomic weapons, according to Klayman. The claim also explains Klayman...
  • Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

    05/29/2015 7:31:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-29-2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial BY SARAH WESTWOOD | MAY 29, 2015 | 7:39 PM A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016. The order, entered Friday and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in...
  • An Award for Bill Clinton Came With $500,000 for His Foundation

    05/29/2015 7:06:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 29, 2015 | By DEBORAH SONTAG
    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the disaster by clinging to a palm tree, decided to pull out all the stops for the annual fund-raiser of her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. She booked Cipriani 42nd Street, which greeted guests with Bellini cocktails on silver trays. She flew in Sheryl Crow with her band and crew for a 20-minute set. The gala cost $363,413. But the real splurge? Bill Clinton. The former president of the United States agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June...
  • Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation [Foundation: RICO?]

    05/27/2015 9:56:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 27, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation By Malia Zimmerman May 27, 2015 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and FIFA President Sepp Blatter attend the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria June 23, 2010. The Clintons, already under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations to their family foundation and keeping them secret from the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, have received money from another controversial source: the Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Soccer’s governing body, which donated between $50,001...
  • First Read: The Romney-fication of Bill and Hillary Clinton

    05/27/2015 10:22:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | BY CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY AND CARRIE DANN
    By itself, making money shouldn't be an issue for Bill and Hillary Clinton; after all, so many of our past presidents have been wealthy. By itself, Bill Clinton having a shell LLC wouldn't be an issue either. But when you add the two together, you see that the Clintons have a Mitt Romney problem on their hands -- wealth and "otherness" that voters might not be able to relate to, especially when the likes of Bernie Sanders are campaigning against wealth. Of course, there's one BIG difference between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney: Romney wanted to cut taxes for the...
  • Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

    05/27/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state. Klayman has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons and other prominent politicians. The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton...
  • Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

    05/26/2015 8:37:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | By David Sirota
    Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State...
  • Patriots Should Suffer Same Punishment As Stricken Black Little League Champs

    05/07/2015 12:13:51 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://thedailybanter.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | Tommy Christopher
    The fallout from the “Deflategate” report released Wednesday remains very much up in the air (sorry), with most informed opinion pointing to at least a several-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady. The media coverage of the report has focused largely on the highly-qualified language of its conclusion (“more probable than not” that Patriots staff cheated, and that Brady “was at least generally aware”), rather than on the far more damning details of the report. Patriots (and Brady) apologists like to point to this language as an indication that the report doesn’t meet the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of proof,...
  • Concord coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 119 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 4/1/15 | Michelle Sokol
    Jess Dooley, a Concord High School golf, softball and basketball coach, was suspended hours after responding to Religious Freedom Restoration Act news story with Tweet about arson. A Concord High School coach has been suspended after she tweeted about arson in relation to a Walkerton pizzeria whose owners told the media they agree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Wednesday, April 1, to voice her opinion about the RFRA. She was adding to...
  • Clinton Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit Over Emails

    03/26/2015 8:21:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015
    March 25, 2015 Clinton Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit Over Emails By Jesse Byrnes The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation. It alleges that, during her tenure, Clinton withheld documents requested under FOIA regarding State Department waivers given to...