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  • Fyre Festival Leaves Attendees Stranded in Chaos

    04/28/2017 1:02:51 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 42 replies
    DancingAstronaut ^ | 4/28/17 | Will McCarthy
    Attendees of Fyre Festival thought they were paying for a one-of-a-kind experience when they purchased tickets to what promised to be a lavish affair. Technically, they weren’t wrong – but the unique experience which awaited ticket-holders on the Bahamian festival grounds was a bit different than the luxurious, supermodel-filled affair which they’d been promised. The new festival – run by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media company – made headlines upon its announcement through a sponsored content campaign promoted on Instagram by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid. However, what seemed to be a glamorous...
  • Facebook- A Nest of Scammers, Hookers, Depressives and Social Pariahs

    04/20/2017 10:06:32 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4/20/2017 | Yollopoliuhqui
    THE FACEBOOK FILES ===== Hello and how are you doing? I'm recovering from an alien abduction. How about yourself? Good to hear from you.am doing wonderfully great.i hope you have also been contacted by the CFDA ? I've been contacted by General Dookie from Planet Clacridox ok ===== Hi Wassup rocker? Am fine and am not a rocker Are you a roller then? No there how. No there how. No there how. Right then, you are a poet. Yeah Cool. What now? Where you come from A strange place Tell me I want to tell you but the voices won't...
  • MOLDY LOCKS (Antifa Girl) is scamming GoFundMe. Here's how to call her out and let them know>

    04/19/2017 8:25:25 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 15 replies
    Go Fund Me ^ | 4-19-17
    THIS IS A SCAM!!
  • The Cuomo College Fiasco

    04/14/2017 2:16:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2017 | By David Brooks
    The award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo presides over a state with a rich diversity of educational institutions. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don’t complete college and where many are unprepared for the information economy. For example, fewer than half of the African-American and Hispanic students in New York public colleges graduate within six years. Cuomo could have done many things to improve New York’s higher ed system. He could have poured all available money into the Tuition Assistance Program,...
  • Indian police arrest alleged kingpin of U.S. tax scam

    04/09/2017 7:23:41 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rajendra Jadhav
    Indian police said on Saturday they had arrested the suspected mastermind behind a call center scam run out of a Mumbai suburb that targeted thousands of Americans and netted more than $300 million. *snip* In October, the U.S. Justice Department charged more than 60 people in India and the United States with participating in the huge scam where call center agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration or other federal officials and demanded payments for non-existent debts.
  • They've Moved to Georgia from Nigeria!

    04/01/2017 9:23:13 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 26 replies
    Dear Owner, I am David Wilson, Head Officer-in-Charge, Administrative Service Inspection Unit United Nations Inspection Agency in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atlanta, Georgia. During our investigation, I discovered an abandoned shipment through a Diplomat from United Kingdom which was transferred from JF Kennedy Airport to our facility here in Atlanta, and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in 2 Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 130kg. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money rather it was declared as personal effect/classified document to either avoid diversion by the Shipping Agent or...
  • Sens. Cantwell, Murray Urge President to Rescind Anti-Climate Executive Order

    03/28/2017 6:56:13 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | Mar 28 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Letter highlights economic, environmental, and security concerns for Western statesWashington, D.C. – Today, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) joined eight U.S. Senators from six Western states, in urging President Trump to rescind the Executive Order issued today that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. The Senators wrote that the Order “fails to bring clean energy jobs to our rural communities, ignores the impacts that extreme weather will have on our economy and our national security, and does not decrease our reliance on foreign oil.”“We stand ready to work with you and your...
  • How Women Are Using Their Tinder Matches to Scam Money Off Men

    03/28/2017 5:35:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    3/28 | Sarah Young
    How women are using their Tinder matches to scam money off men
  • Nigerian welfare scam

    03/13/2017 10:34:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 13, 2017 | John Lilyea
    Nigerian welfare scam Jonn Lilyea | March 13, 2017 | 25 Comments Bobo sends a link to the story of an Arlington, Virginia woman, Helen Agbapuruonwu, who has been collecting welfare benefits for the last six years, while her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning a seven figure income as a lawyer with the DC firm of Mayer Brown. She’s been arrested while folks believe that Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, has “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.” Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and...
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • SunRail ticket revenue is less than ticketing expense (Florida-Orlando)

    03/04/2017 3:28:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-4-17 | Kevin Spear
    It’s no secret that tickets bought by SunRail passengers pay only a tiny fraction of the commuter train’s bills, but less known is that ticket revenue doesn’t even cover the cost of selling tickets. SunRail’s finances would be slightly stronger if riding was free. Put another way, the revenue of $1 to $7.50 per ticket is devoured by ticket machines, employees who support ticket sales and armored cars that collect fares, and does nothing to keep the train running. “If we have to pay more money to collect revenue than we are actually collecting, why does it make sense to...
  • What climate change has to do with the price of your lettuce

    03/03/2017 10:30:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Caitlin Dewey
    <p>Unusual weather in the Southwest could cause a nationwide salad shortage later this month. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce): Scientists say the weird weather is probably caused by climate change - which means these sorts of problems are likely to happen again.</p>
  • Moose-killing ticks thrive in shorter winters due to climate change

    03/03/2017 10:34:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Stephanie Koons
    Moose calves across northern New England are dying at alarming rates, and scientists believe that deadly parasites benefiting from shorter winters are the primary culprits. Winter ticks have taken a toll on moose across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, killing about 70 percent of moose calves. Winter ticks attach themselves to a single moose by the tens of thousands. “It’s just off the charts; this should not happen with such frequency,” said Pete Pekins, chairman of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). “This is about a calf carrying 75,000 ticks that...
  • Less than 10 percent of climate aid reaching poorest: researchers

    03/03/2017 10:41:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Laurie Goering
    LONDON - Less than 10 percent of funds spent to help poorer communities adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy are reaching the people most in need of the money, finance researchers say. Today, donors have given only 11 percent of the climate funds they promised, in part because of the obstacles, she said. Richer nations have promised to donate or otherwise mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries switch to clean energy and adapt to problems such as worsening droughts, flooding and sea level rise. But getting that money raised and flowing has...
  • Flynn Affair All Fake - Fake Media Strikes Again - All Proven Once Again

    02/16/2017 5:23:38 AM PST · by tony75034 · 4 replies
    Whatfinger.com ^ | 2/16/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Alt Left Propaganda Media Bias - Piers Morgan - the leftist was on Hannity and admits much. This is all fake, this is hysteria by the fake journalists like Chuck Todd and fake news outlets. Second Video by Paul Joseph Watson on this whole fake scam (see below). Zero evidence that Flynn misled FBI or did ANYTHING illegal at all. The media is exposed. Spread the word. Their game is to create hysteria over the wind, over the rain every second.
  • Hit back at Global Warmers with these CO2 facts (Vanity)

    02/09/2017 5:57:55 PM PST · by Trteamer · 38 replies
    Trteamer | 2-9-17 | Trteamer
    I am sick and tired of the Eco-profiteers using CO2 as the climate boogeyman to fleece our pockets and brainwash our youth. Carbon footprint this and offset credits that, what a bunch of hogwash. Get your facts straight folks and hit back with these figures....
  • ‘Can you hear me?’ Scam has Police Warning People to Hang up Immediately

    02/06/2017 9:10:58 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 59 replies
    WNEP ^ | 26 January 2017 | Tribune Media Wire
    NORFOLK, Va. – 'Can you hear me?' It is a simple question, but police say answering it could make you the victim of a scam. After the introduction comes the question, "Can you hear me?" “All of us, our natural response is to say, 'Yes,' or 'Sure,' or 'Yes I can,'” said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do. Police say scammers record your ‘yes’ response. In one variation of the scam documented by the Better Business Bureau in October, 2016, the criminals may pretend to be from a cruise line or home...
  • Dead Doctors Don't Lie Somebody Should Go to Jail

    01/12/2017 9:54:01 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Dr. Joel Wallach
    Dr. Wallach points out very convincingly in this YouTube that most diseases are caused by poor nutrition.
  • Man allegedly posed as porn recruiter, tricked women into sex

    SEATTLE (AP/WSVN) — A Seattle man is accused of posing as a porn recruiter and tricking women into having sex with him. Now he can add a consumer protection complaint to the criminal rape charges he is facing. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey under the state Consumer Protection Act and the Commercial Electronic Mail Act, seeking restitution and thousands of dollars in penalties. Hickey’s been held on $200,000 bail at the King County Jail on three counts of second-degree rape since his arrest in Las Vegas in October. Authorities say he created...
  • Fake Adult Entertainment Agency Sued for Deceptive Business Practices

    12/30/2016 5:41:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KWWL-TV ^ | December 29, 2016 | NBC News
    The Washington State Attorney General's Office last week filed a most unusual consumer protection lawsuit — charging a Seattle man with running a scheme for nearly a decade where he set up a fake talent agency for adult entertainers in order to trick women into posing nude and having sex with him. Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey is accused of creating a fictitious business and using deceptive ads with bogus employment offers to find his victims. The lawsuit alleges Hickey offered and advertised commercial services solely for his "own personal gain" and to "satisfy his sexual desires" with no intention of following...