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  • Donald Trump Will Have to Disclose His Net Worth and Earnings From Trump University, Judge Rules

    07/04/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 201 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn't have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he'd already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." In a ruling Tuesday,...
  • The latest Social Security horror story

    06/22/2015 6:10:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Instead of accepting their application for benefits to begin at age 70, the agency's representative instead gives the person a six-month retroactive payment! This act resets the person's entitlement back to what it was six months prior and wipes out half a year of Delayed Retirement Credits (DRCs). The person loses 4 percent off their monthly benefit check in exchange for a six-month lump-sum payment they didn't ask for and don't want. ... "Based on SSA regulations, retroactivity is automatically applied to applications filed after FRA unless retroactivity is expressly restricted by the claimant," he wrote. "If this is a...
  • Jeb Bush: I ‘Embrace’ Carbon Reduction

    06/22/2015 7:43:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 6/21/2015 | Pam Key
    The Undercurrent posted a clip of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush taking question while walking through the hall at the Road to Majority Conference sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition in which he said he “embraces” the current “reduction of carbon emissions.” When asked about his climate change position Jeb said, “I continue to embrace the reduction of carbon emissions that have taken place.”
  • Senators Rally Conservative Support for $2 Trillion Carbon Fee Bill

    06/19/2015 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-18-2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Whitehouse: "I extend an open hand, or an olive limb, to conservatives everywhere."Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have proposed a bill that would establish an economy-wide tax on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. “My bill sets the fee for a ton of carbon at $45 in 2016, the central range of the social cost of carbon as estimated by OMB, and would increase it each year at a real 2 percent. When emissions fall 80 percent below 2005 levels, the annual adjustment would fall to inflation,” Whitehouse said at the American Enterprise Institute when presenting...
  • Rachel Dolezal’s Parents: Our Daughter Has Serious Issues (VIDEO)

    06/16/2015 5:05:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-15-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Fake black NAACP President Rachel Dolezal faked her race.For years she pretended to be black, she was elected President of the Spokane NAACP, and complained of being the victim of race crimes, as a white student and as a black community leader.On Monday Rachel resigned as president of the Spokane NAACP.Rachel’s parents told Megyn Kelly tonight that their daughter is disturbed. Megyn Kelly: Last question, do you think she’s pathological?Rachel’s mother: I think Rachel has some very serious issues. Yes. No kidding.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6yQwKTC-kU
  • Cracks appear in the climate change deniers’ defenses

    06/16/2015 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2015 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In April 2009, as the political right was finding its voice in the tea party, South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis was making the case for a carbon tax. “I’m a conservative. I believe in accountability,” he said. “Global warming is not a matter of belief. It’s a matter of facts.” He added, “We don’t want to be a party of deniers.” Most of his party disagreed. A year later, Inglis was trounced in a Republican primary, his staunchly conservative record proving insufficient to overcome this heretical deviation. On the surface, it may appear that little has changed in the...
  • The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods

    06/16/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2015 | Delroy Murdock
    Hillary Clinton “re-launched” her floundering campaign Saturday on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island. Clinton’s desperate effort to associate herself with “everyday Americans” contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort. In fact, the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary’s elaborate slush fund, includes numerous donors and even one-time board members with dodgy backgrounds, shady dealings, and even criminal convictions that should repel rather than lure a once and perhaps future president of the United States. Peter Schweizer’s meticulously researched new best-seller Clinton Cash (complete with 635 endnotes) delineates this ultimate power couple’s...
  • Global Wind Scam Day

    06/14/2015 6:45:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Unresolved economic and social issues associated with wind turbines Touting the power of wind and “the possibilities to reshape our energy systems, decarbonize our economies and boost job growth,” the Global Wind Day is coordinated worldwide by the European Wind Energy Association, the Global Wind Energy Council, and various national associations. Solution Wind, a global awareness campaign is also publicizing the wind industry in advance of the COP21 (U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as “Paris 21”) climate negotiations in Paris, November 30-Decemmber 11, 2015. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change was one of the three documents...
  • EXCLUSIVE-Central America seeks $20 bln to revitalize troubled region, stem migration

    06/13/2015 10:59:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2015 | Sofia Menchu
    GUATEMALA CITY, June 10 (Reuters) - Three of the poorest, most violent Central American countries want $20 billion over the coming years to lift their economies with new roads and better education to curb illegal migration into the United States, according to a plan seen by Reuters. The document was given to U.S. President Barack Obama in April at a Panama City summit by the governments of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala after a flood of child migrants from the three countries overwhelmed the southern U.S. border last year. Foreign ministers from those countries will go to Washington on June...
  • 3 Indicted in Alleged Minn. National Guard Recruiting Scam

    06/11/2015 8:16:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-11-15 | Cassie Hart
    Three recruiting assistants for the Minnesota National Guard have been indicted for what the military has described as a "widespread scheme." They were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Minneapolis and are accused of illegally taking bonuses for signing up new recruits. According to the indictments, Timothy Stafford is accused of fraud in kickbacks on the enlistment of 25 soldiers, and Terry Wosmek and Quinton Jones are accused of receiving kickbacks for four recruits each.
  • Scammers target Section 8 applicants

    06/10/2015 5:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | June 9, 2015 | Theresa Schmidt
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Federal Trade Commission warns those looking for Section 8 housing help, that scammers have made websites that look like registration sites for Section 8 waiting list lotteries. "If you pay a fee or give your personal information, the scammers will take it. And you still won't be on a real Section 8 waiting list. In fact, there is no fee to register for a Section 8 waiting list," explains Lisa Lake, FTC Consumer Education specialist. Section 8 housing is government subsidized rent assistance for low income families who qualify. Section 8 is a program so much in demand that...
  • 2/3 of Americans refuse to pay one hundred dollars per year, to prevent global warming

    06/06/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 76 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/6/2015 | eric worrall
    A recent survey by Rasmussen Reports reveals that 2/3 Americans are unwilling to pay even $100 / annum additional costs to prevent global warming.
  • How climate change makes the world more violent

    05/25/2015 10:26:49 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 22 replies
    Washington post ^ | May 21 | By Alex Bollfrass and Andrew Shaver
    Natural scientists agree that the climate is changing and that humans bear some of the blame. Social scientists are now attempting to assess the economic and political price societies are likely to pay for turning up our planet’s thermostat. The security policy community is especially eager for an answer. In the academy, the debate over climate change and its security implications gained momentum after researchers from Stanford, the University of California Berkeley, New York University, and Harvard observed that civil wars were more prevalent during years that experience hotter temperatures. The chief explanation for this relationship is that higher temperatures...
  • City orders Sharpton’s daughter to save incriminating hiking pics

    05/23/2015 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | Julia Marsh
    City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain — where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has “permanent” ­injuries. The city Law Department sent Rev. Al’s daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her ­social-media accounts. The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.
  • New twist on $ scam sends armed officers to victim [SWAT-ting]

    Police are warning about an old scam with a new a very dangerous twist and Wednesday night, a Church Hill woman became a victim. Nicole Smith got a call that said she owed almost $1,000 to the IRS. When she refused to pay the scammers, they called the police on her. (snip) Smith then called her ex-husband to tell him what happened, but the ordeal wasn't over. The same person called back telling her to look out her window. "There were four police cars outside my window! I was panicked because I couldn't believe, how did he get four police...
  • Government says four cancer charities are shams

    05/19/2015 9:02:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 19, 2015 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)In a rare joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients. Federal Trade Commission: Four cancer charities a sham Federal Trade Commission: Four cancer charities a sham Each of the charities charged were the subject of extensive reporting by CNN in 2013. And in each instance, none of the four charities would comment. We were ordered out of the building at...
  • Nikola Labs Launches iPhone 6 Case Which Harvests Electricity From The Air

    05/05/2015 9:22:50 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Mike Butcher
    Pull Battery Power Out of Thin Air with Nikola Labs Nikola Tesla pioneered the transmission of electricity over wires. Heinrich Hertz proved it could be transmitted wirelessly. But we still use 19th centre technology to power 21st century devices. Nikola Labs — which pitched today on stage after being selected by TechCrunch editorial team and the audience as the Wild Card choice from Startup Alley — launched a device that converts radio frequencies into DC power, and, they claim, can therefore power devices. Today they launched their first product using the technology: a case for an iPhone 6. It converts...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former president’s long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton family’s charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • How Scammers Trick You Into Giving Up That Security Code On The Back Of Your Credit Card

    04/29/2015 2:26:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 29, 2015
    There are a lot of purchases you can make with the information on the front of a credit card. But ID thieves who have the card number, name, and expiration date will still hit a speedbump if they have to enter that (usually 3-digit) security code on the back of a victim’s card. Notice that we said “speedbump” and not “dead end,” because some scammers have figured out how to get this crucial info from their victims. According to our colleagues at Consumer Reports, the security code scam works by taking advantage of the near-constant news of data breaches that...
  • 45 Years: Happy Birthday Earth Day (ERF DAY!)

    04/22/2015 11:53:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 4-22-2015 | Konservative_Punk
    On this forty-fifth birthday of the first annual Earthday, which was first commemorated on the one-hundredth birthday of our beloved Vladimir Lenin in 1970, let us revisit some of the predictions made on that glorious day. Remember comrades, it doesn't matter whether the prophecies came true, but whether they affected change that leads to the equality to be found in the Glorious Utopian World of Next Tuesday... ******* It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” proclaimed Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day. -"Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin...
  • Earth Day Heroes: Top 10 Countries With The Lowest Carbon Emissions [SLIDESHOW]

    04/22/2015 9:02:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | PG Veer
    Wednesday is Earth Day. Like Earth Hour in March, this celebration will be yet another complaint-fest about how our modern lifestyles, especially our CO2 emissions, are destroying the planet. Why not be positive, for once? Instead of blaming carbon “criminals,” maybe Earth Day should celebrate carbon heroes. Here are the 10 countries with the lowest CO2 emissions per capita, according to the World Bank.
  • The Pulitzer Prize Scam

    04/21/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/21/2015 | Jack Schafer
    Abandon everything you’ve ever been told about cynical journalists. If you want to melt the frozen heart of a reporter, just whisper in his ear that he’s a finalist in some journalism prize contest. It won’t matter how insignificant or unknown the prize is, whether it’s local or national, whether he’s won one before or not, or whether it comes with a cash prize or just an acrylic trophy. Most journalists can refer to themselves as “prize winning” in their biographical notes because prizes seem to outnumber journalists these days. “Everybody has won, and all must have prizes,” as the...
  • Cuts in Social Security, Confiscation, or Wealth Redistribution?

    04/20/2015 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If anything needs cutting or confiscating is the politicians' power and insatiable desire to spend the taxpayers' money The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, gave a speech on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in which he proposed, among other things, raising the retirement age from 67 to 69. He stated that, “We should remember that Social Security at its core should be retirement insurance. I’m suggesting that Americans pay into the system throughout the course of their life, knowing that it will be there, if they need it, to support them in their later years, so seniors will not grow...
  • VIDEO BLOCKS of Reston Va: SCAM ALERT! Anyone heard of these people

    04/06/2015 11:08:56 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 13 replies
    self | 4-6-15 | C. Edmund Wright
    Just found a charge on my AMEX each month from a company called Video Blocks, of Reston Virginia. 79 bucks a month. I've no idea who these people are. Something to do as a download service. I've never heard of them. I called them of course, and their customer service center is a boiler room full of phonies handling complaints...I could hear other conversations in the back ground. They couldn't find me on their system, or tell me what I'm buying for 79 a month, or how long I've been a customer. Obviously a dodge. Anyone know anything?
  • Squatter living rent and mortgage free

    04/04/2015 6:16:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Craig Wal
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Tinley Park squatter living rent and mortgage free The problem with squatters is hitting home in an upscale Tinley Park Subdivision. On Mallow Street where homes sell for $350,000 or more, a woman has been living in a house rent and mortgage free for two years. “It's very frustrating, our property taxes are very high, I work nights to pay mine and to help support my family. And I just see her coming and going without a care in the world it's enormously frustrating,” said neighbor Patti Yara. And no one is more frustrated than...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson slams GOP climate deniers: “I thought as a nation we were above this”

    03/24/2015 12:19:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Salon ^ | March 24, 2015 | Lindsay Abrams
    Popular astrophysicist and anointed spokesperson for science Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed by the recent antics of Republican leaders, from Sen. Ted Cruz’s directive that NASA stop focusing on Earth to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s reported ban on the term “climate change.” “I don’t know if our country has any precedent for emergent scientific truths to be debated on political grounds,” he said during a live appearance in Sarasota, Florida, referring to the aforementioned censorship. “I’m astonished by that. Astonished and disappointed. I thought as a nation we were above this.” Tyson, who is the director of the Hayden...
  • ‘INSANITY': This ONE screenshot exposes just how ‘affordable’ Obamacare plans are

    03/22/2015 9:51:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | march 22, 2015
    It’s horrible. As Twitchy reported, citizens are feeling the pain of Obamacare as they start filing their tax returns. The New York Times mysteriously used “health care act” in its headline. Weird, huh? We wonder why it chose not to use “Obamacare” or “Affordable Care Act.” Oh, that’s right. This is why; Check out just how “affordable” it is:
  • New Climate Paper Gives Global Warming Alarmists ‘One Helluva Beating’

    03/21/2015 3:09:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Breitbart News via fox ^ | James Delingpole,
    A new scientific paper has driven yet another nail into the coffin of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming theory. (H/T Bishop Hill) The paper – Rethinking the lower bound on aerosol radiative forcing by Bjorn Stevens of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, published in the American Meteorological Society journal – finds that the effects of aerosols on climate are much smaller than those in almost all the computer models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • 'Wait you're pregnant? I'm sorry, this is a scam': Con artist cold-caller has attack of guilt when v

    03/18/2015 1:49:11 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | Jill Reilly
    'Wait you're pregnant? I'm sorry, this is a scam': Con artist cold-caller has attack of guilt when victim reveals she's expecting A con artist who told woman she was being convicted of tax fraud seemingly had an attack of guilt after finding out she was pregnant. Sarah Carr, who owns three event venue businesses in Denver, Colorado, told 9News that she received a voicemail on her cell phone from a man who claimed to be from the IRS. Ms Carr said she she rang the number back and broke down in tears at the news at 8am on Tuesday morning....
  • The melting of Antarctica just got worse, study finds.

    03/17/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 104 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 3/16/2015 | Chris Mooney
    A hundred years from now, humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than 10 feet of sea level rise. Meanwhile, 2015 could be the year of the double whammy — when we learned the same about one gigantic glacier of East Antarctica, which could set in motion roughly the same amount all over again. Northern hemisphere residents and Americans in particular should take note — when the bottom of the world loses vast amounts of ice, those...
  • Soldiers' identities used as a way to scam people. Army leads in FTC fraud complaints

    03/15/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Defending against love when it is part of a scam is what soldiers have to do, along with watching out for more personal identity attacks against them. In a February release of reports gathered in 2014, and published by the Federal Trade Commission, two of the 102 pages dealt with statistics involving America’s armed forces. Fort Huachuca Spokeswoman Tanja Linton said, just like the nation’s civilian community, service members — men and women — and their families are targets of scammers. In the FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, the Army, which is the largest service in...
  • The Immigrant Leader Accused Of Fooling Immigrants, The Media, And Daddy Yankee

    03/12/2015 1:06:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 11, 2015 | David Noriega
    Oswaldo Cabrera says he was crusading for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Many of the people he was supposed to be helping say he was just taking their money. Early in May 2010, immigrant rights activist Oswaldo Cabrera announced that he was going on hunger strike. Arizona had just passed its infamous bill targeting undocumented immigrants. Tens of thousands of people had recently gathered in Washington, D.C., to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats, who controlled Congress at the time, were vowing to pass a reform bill, and activists around the country were convinced they could push them to do so....
  • Obama EPA Chief Can’t Say Whether Climate Models Were False Or Not (but she want BILLIONS anyway)

    03/07/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2015 | YouTube
    In budget discussions, Senator Jeff Sessions asks EPA head Gina McCarthy some simple questions about the climate hoax. She is unable to answer, but basically says, her facts matter and others do not.
  • FBI, IRS investigating shuttered Minneapolis nonprofit

    03/07/2015 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-6-15 | ap
    The FBI and the IRS are investigating a social services group that was shut down last fall after a state audit found its CEO spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on trips and other perks. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Friday that the federal investigation into Community Action of Minneapolis was revealed in documents filed in Ramsey County District Court. The documents were filed by court-appointed receiver Michael Knight, who is going through Community Action's books. "There are ongoing investigations by the FBI, the IRS and the DOC (Minnesota Department of Commerce) that are draining time and...
  • Oregon's signature solar energy (scam) project built on foundation of false hopes and falsehoods

    02/28/2015 6:41:13 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 26 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ted Sickinger & Jeff Manning
    Dignitaries gathered on a dry Klamath Falls hillside in August 2011 to celebrate the launch of the largest solar power project ever attempted in Oregon. As then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and others dug their golden shovels into the hard ground, they were adamant that this was not another state-sponsored green energy boondoggle. This $27 million collection of solar arrays would be a boon for the economy as well as the environment. For nearly $12 million in tax credits, state officials said, taxpayers could expect the project developer to buy local and hire local, creating a virtuous circle of energy savings, reduced...
  • Windows software corruption

    02/25/2015 5:15:58 AM PST · by GYPSY286 · 80 replies
    Me | February 25, 2015 | Gypsy286
    I need some advice from Freeperland folks who are savvy with computer issues. Last evening, I received a call from a "Windows Security Center". They knew my name and obviously my phone number. Gave me a spiel that Windows software security had been compromised/corrupted and according to their records, knew I had Windows 7. To prove they were legit, they had me start my computer and prompted me through a series of commands to bring up my specific Windows license number. She read it off and that license numbers was listed on my machine. She prompted me to run a...
  • Three counties hope to salvage $88M solar project by borrowing more money, officials say

    02/22/2015 7:07:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    nj.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Ben Horowitz and Seth Augenstein
    Three counties have a solution to salvage an $88-million-dollar solar project that went bust: borrow more millions to pump into the project and hope it will eventually turn a profit and ease the pain to taxpayers, officials said. Some officials view the solution as damage control. Others are calling it a repeat of a mistake, one they will fight to avoid. Freeholders in Sussex, Morris and Somerset counties will vote on settlement agreements this week that would end multiple lawsuits and get the projects back on track, officials said. But there will be opposition -- and some have even called...
  • Climate Change And NYC : More Heat, Rain And Flooding On The Horizon For Big Apple [REPORT]

    02/18/2015 2:22:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Increased coastal flooding, more intense heat waves and lots of rain are on the horizon for New Yorkers as global greenhouse gases drive manmade climate change and alter weather patterns, a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts. The report looked at the effects of global warming on the most populated U.S. city, and its results were anything but promising. Among its most startling claims was that by 2050, sea levels around Manhattan could rise 11-21 inches. By the end of the century, that figure jumps to an extraordinary 6 feet, enough to put about 7...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/14/2015 9:02:53 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 70 replies
    Investor's Business Daily.com ^ | 10FEB2015 | Staff Writer
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • Taxpayers puzzled by anti-fraud measures; ‘Is this a scam?’ (Ohio)

    02/13/2015 8:55:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2015 5:16 PM EST | Ann Sanner
    Thousands of Ohioans are getting asked some curious questions online and over the phone lately, such as: How old is your grandchild? What brand of car do you have? How long is your mortgage? Many of these people have a question of their own: What is this—some kind of scam? The answer: The quiz is legit, part of an effort by the state to thwart … scams. Specifically, the filing of phony tax returns. Under the new program, some Ohioans who have filed their taxes get letters in the mail from the state Department of Taxation directing them to take...
  • Scam of the day – February 3, 2015 – Affordable Care Act phishing scam

    02/13/2015 3:29:31 AM PST · by Ken H · 5 replies
    scamicide.com ^ | February 03, 2015 | Steven Weisman, Esq.
    Recently the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about a phishing scam related to the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Since its inception, there has been much confusion about many aspects of the Affordable Care Act and scammers are taking advantage of this confusion by sending emails to their intended victims that purport to come from a federal agency involved with the Affordable Care Act in which the person receiving the email is asked for personal information or directed to a website by way...
  • Grocery Stores Fear Him!!! (Seen this scam?)

    02/09/2015 5:22:53 AM PST · by mkleesma · 14 replies
    Wiyre ^ | Unknown | JON BOTTARINI
    If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably seen the following ad plastered around your screen, showing a farmer in a red hat with the bold text “Grocery stores fear him!”. But what, really, could grocery stores hate so much about this guy? I decided to investigate for myself to see what was going on, and how a company could afford to spend so much money on this crazy advertisement, because I see it everywhere I look, whether I want to or not.
  • Scammers Manipulate Lowe’s Receipt-Checking Policy To Steal $80,000 In Tools

    01/26/2015 4:01:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Consumerist ^ | January 26, 2015
    Many consumers don’t like it when stores check their receipts on the way out of the building, claiming it treats all shoppers like shoplifting suspects. But a trio of scammers had no problem showing their receipt at Lowe’s, running a multi-state shoplifting/return scheme for several months. According to WAVE3, the men would start out from their home base in the Danville, KY, area and then drive the 90-ish miles to Southern Indiana, swiping stuff from various Lowe’s stores along the way. But this wasn’t a simple matter of walking out of the store with power tools and hoping no one...
  • The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will..

    01/24/2015 7:07:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 118 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise. The rate of West Antarctic ice loss has been ominously increasing, and there are fears that if too much goes, the slow and long-term process of ice sheet disintegration could accelerate. Humans have a hard time conceiving of the incredible scale of an...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 10:34:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 142 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | January 21, 2015
    Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It
  • Obama launches $80B child care push

    01/22/2015 12:18:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Justine Sink
    President Obama on Thursday detailed a new $80 billion proposal intended to help more families afford child care as part of a post-State of the Union policy push the White House hopes can win over Republicans and independents. The president called for the federal government to dramatically expand the Child Care and Development Fund, a federal program that provides states grants for childcare assistance programs to help low- and middle-income families. "In today's economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, affordable, high-quality child care and early childhood education — these aren't just...
  • Wind Must Cut Costs in Face of Cheap Crude

    01/18/2015 6:41:24 PM PST · by thackney · 41 replies
    Renewable Energy World ^ | January 16, 2015 | Richard Heap
    Crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest levels for six years, at under $50 a barrel. If they stay low throughout 2015 then it will cause headaches for the wind sector. This is one of the findings of our latest report, Wind Finance 2015. There are many reasons why oil prices have crashed, including the parlous state of the eurozone; slowing growth in China; and the decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain high levels of production to put pressure on rivals, including fracking and renewables. The major risk for wind investors is that prolonged low...
  • Conman Guilty of Selling Urine as Whisky (U.K.)

    01/14/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 12th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Conman guilty of selling urine as whisky • A British conman has been labelled “a danger to public health” and handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting to selling urine as whisky. Nicholas Stewart, 35, tricked holidaymakers in Blackpool into buying bottles of what appeared to be sealed, 1.5 litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Smirnoff vodka. Security staff seized the bottles – which were being sold at £10 each – after they noticed Stewart approaching tourists at the Coral Island slot machine complex. However, scientific analysis revealed that while some bottles contained flat cola, others contained urine and...
  • Solar Subsidies Scam Taxpayers And Homeowners

    01/13/2015 6:20:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 134, 2015 | Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith
    Solar panels are being installed on the roofs of homes and businesses all across America at a record pace. The fad is the latest way for families to "go green" — the energy equivalent of blue recycling bins. The Solar Energy Industries Association likes to tout the industry's "amazing success" — but it's holding a "Shout Out For Solar" social media event Friday as it sees an "uncertain future." That's because its continued success depends on a cascade of government subsidies, including a 30% federal investment credit that expires at the end of 2016. Guess what? Taxpayers are paying for...
  • Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

    01/10/2015 12:20:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 5th, 2015 | Joanne
    Co-authored James Doogue and JoNovaEmpirical data withheld by key scientists shows that since 1910 ocean pH levels have not decreased in our oceans as carbon dioxide levels increased. Overall the trend is messy but more up than down, becoming less acidic. So much for those terrifying oceans of acid that were coming our way.What happened to those graphs? Scientists have had pH meters and measurements of the oceans for one hundred years. But experts decided that computer simulations in 2014 were better at measuring the pH in 1910 than the pH meters were. The red line (below) is the models...