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  • Al Gore to cap off disappointing year with 24-hour global warming broadcast

    12/01/2017 5:16:54 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    cfact.org ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    His book and movie tankedFormer Vice President Al Gore is preparing to host another 24-hour-long broadcast to to sound the alarm on manmade global warming, capping off a disappointing year for the world’s most famous climate activist.Gore’s environmental group will put on “24 Hours of Reality” broadcast in early December, which will feature celebrity guest appearances, including actress Helen Hunt, musical performances and segments on what different parts of the world are doing about global warming. As in past years, the Climate Reality Project, Gore’s activist group, claims millions will tune in to the broadcast, which will be hosted...
  • Pathetic Scam Caller Audio

    11/22/2017 5:56:49 PM PST · by wally_bert · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/22/17 | Self
    Robocall on the answering machine. https://youtu.be/EOVw2stWtlg
  • The Consent Of The Conned: Every single item in our entire Bernie Madoff scam of a system is cooked.

    10/09/2017 8:52:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 10/09/2017 | CHARLES HUGH SMITH
    Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,Every single line item in our entire Bernie Madoff scam of a system is cooked.My theme this week is The Great Unraveling, by which I mean the unraveling of our social-political-economic system of hierarchical, centralized power. Let's start by looking at how the basis of governance has transmogrified from consent of the governed to consent of the conned.In effect, our leadership leads by lying. As we know, when it gets serious, you have to lie to preserve the perquisites and power of those atop the wealth-power pyramid, and well, it's serious all...
  • Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries

    09/27/2017 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 27, 2017 | by Larry Elliott
    The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result. In a chapter released ahead of the publication of next month’s World Economic Outlook, the Washington-based IMF said low-income countries had contributed little to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and could not afford to tackle the problem from their own meagre resources. “Rising temperatures would have vastly unequal effects across the world, with the brunt of adverse consequences borne by those who can least...
  • Superintendent probed for 'scam' involving homeschoolers

    09/23/2017 5:54:16 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 09/23/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Offered 'free' laptops in exchange for attending public district for 1 day! A public school superintendent in South Dakota was being investigated for an apparent “scam” involving local homeschoolers after he offered them a “free” laptop computer in exchange for their attendance in his district for a single day, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association. The Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls reported the “offer” from Tri-Valley School District Supt. Mike Lodmel was to homeschoolers, explaining he wanted the children to spend one day in public school “and go home with a new laptop.” The invitation was for Sept. 29,...
  • She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.

    09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    WaPo via MSN.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what...
  • Convicted gold scammer Larry Bates sentenced to 21 years in Federal Prison.

    09/17/2017 10:27:56 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 17 replies
    CoinWeek ^ | 13 Sept 2017 | Hubert Walker
    On Thursday, September 7, the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Lawrence J. Laurenzi, announced the federal sentences given to Larry Bates and three other members of his family for their convictions in a gold and silver Ponzi scheme that defrauded customers from around the country of over $26 million USD in unfulfilled orders. Sentencing had been delayed due to legal motions filed by the defense. After a five-week-long trial in May of this year, former Tennessee state representative and Christian talk radio host Larry Bates was convicted of the 46 counts of mail and wire...
  • Meteorologists baffled by bizarre isolated winds that whip San Francisco Bay Area

    09/11/2017 12:21:36 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 74 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 9/11/17 | Amy Graff
    Meteorologists are baffled by strong wind gusts that ripped through concentrated pockets of the Bay Area early Monday morning, while other areas remained completely still. The National Weather Service reports that a gust of 54 mph roared through Pebble Beach at 2:30 a.m., while only 10 minutes away in Monterey conditions remained completely calm. "We had a very unusual event happen overnight," says Charles Bell, a meteorologist with the NWS Bay Area. "We had isolated strong periods of winds. It's really remarkable. Usually wind storms are more widespread, while this wind occurred in concentrated pockets." The first gusts roared through...
  • Equifax : Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information

    09/08/2017 7:02:03 AM PDT · by pikachu · 103 replies
    Equifax ^ | September 6th, 2017 | Equifax
    To determine if your personal information may have been impacted by this incident, please follow the below steps: Click on the below link, “Check Potential Impact,” and provide your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Based on that information, you will receive a message indicating whether your personal information may have been impacted by this incident. Regardless of whether your information may have been impacted, we will provide you the option to enroll in TrustedID Premier. You will receive an enrollment date. You should return to this site and follow the “How do I...
  • New Scam? - Freeper heads up!

    08/24/2017 4:32:18 AM PDT · by Dad was my hero · 144 replies
    self | 8/24/2017 | Dad was my hero
    Is this a scam? Two previous times over the last couple months I was called by someone (Indian accent) telling me that I was due a refund from a transaction I had with their company last year. I vaguely recalled the transaction and they knew the date and exact amount. I just needed to access my computer and checking account so they could give me the money. (red flags all over the place so...) I told them to just send me a check and we'll call it even then hung up.Well yesterday another call, this time they had enough details...
  • Hillary Wants to Preach

    08/07/2017 2:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-7-17 | Emma Green
    Religion is playing a big role in Hillary Clinton's post-election tour. What does she have to gain from sharing her faith now? Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That's what she told Bill Shillady, her long time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her in her during the 2016 campaign.
  • Robert Mueller has crossed Trump's 'red line,' now looking into President's finances, report says

    08/05/2017 5:40:42 PM PDT · by ptsal · 69 replies
    cnn ^ | August 04, 2017 | CNN staff
    **snip**Sources described an investigation that has widened to focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 elections, alongside the ongoing scrutiny of possible illegal coordination with Russian spy agencies and alleged attempts by President Donald Trump and others to obstruct the FBI investigation. Even investigative leads that have nothing to do with Russia but involve Trump associates are being referred to the special counsel to encourage subjects of the investigation to cooperate, according to two law enforcement sources....the President's attorney, Jay Sekulow, said, "President's outside counsel has not received any requests for documentation or information about this. Any...
  • Who Gives the SPLC the Right to Designate Who is a Hater?

    07/16/2017 6:00:56 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 35 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/16/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Today, we have liberal groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center designating any group THEY choose as a "hate group" and once issued, the media, politicians, and others repeat that designation as if it has genuine validity. Exactly who is the arbiter of hate designations in the United States? Did the SPLC have to somehow qualify as to how to spot "hate" and assure their designations are 100% accurate and that partisanship is not used to politically smear one while looking the other way on a like-minded other?
  • Trump Says "Something Could Happen" On Climate Accord.

    07/13/2017 7:01:54 PM PDT · by KyCats · 32 replies
    One America News via Reuters ^ | 13 July 2017 | Richard Lough and Ayesha Rascoe
    President Donald Trump held the door open to a reversal of his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, but did not say what he would need in return to persuade him to do so. Trump, who has made few friends in Europe with his rejection of the 2015 Paris agreement and his “America First” trade stance, met with French President Emmanuel Macron as both leaders sought common ground to reset an awkward relationship. “Something could happen with respect to the Paris accords, let’s see what happens,” Trump told a news conference. “If...
  • Damages May Be Sought From Investors in Abortive Fyre Festival

    07/11/2017 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    The Recorder ^ | July 11, 2017 | Todd Cunningham
    With the finances of disgraced Fyre Festival concert promoter Billy McFarland being questioned, major investors in the concert-turned-fiasco are facing unexpected scrutiny and potential liability for the money lost. Unpaid vendors, employees and attendees of the Bahamas concert that was canceled before it began have filed 11 civil lawsuits, which include six class actions and five private suits, and all will be seeking damages.... ...McFarland was arrested in New York on June 30 and released on $300,000 bail the next day. The 25-year-old entrepreneur was represented by a public defender at the bail hearing, but has since retained Boies Schiller...
  • Turkey Retreats From Paris Climate Treaty…

    07/10/2017 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 7-9-2017 | Sundance
    Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan admits the only reason for being in the Paris Climate Treaty was to get money from the U.S. and other more wealthy nations.  Now that the U.S. has pulled out of the treaty, there’s no reason to expect the financial benefits. Proving yet again, for the eleventyth time, that the entire construct of the Paris Climate Treaty had nothing to do with the actual climate (ie. weather), and everything to do with economic wealth distribution. (Reuters)  The U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement means Turkey is less inclined to ratify the deal...
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents
  • We Should be Glad the US is Out

    06/25/2017 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Ten states, 125 cities, and 1,100 businesses, universities and organizations insist “We are still in” – committed to the Paris climate agreement and determined to continue reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing climate change. In the process, WASI members claim, they will create jobs and promote innovation, trade and international competitiveness. It’s hype, puffery and belief in tooth fairies.Let’s begin with the climate. When Delaware signed on to WASI, for example, Governor Carney cited rising average temperatures, rising sea levels, and an increase in extreme weather events. In Delaware, sea level rise is almost entirely due to subsiding land resulting...
  • Weekly Update: Grand Jury Investigated Hillary Clinton

    04/29/2017 11:17:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law FBI Court Filing Reveals Grand Jury Targeted Hillary Clinton JW Goes To Federal Court Monday on Another Obama Administration Email Scandal Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law Obama Justice Department holdovers must be pleased with their work. In July 2016, they were successful in undoing North Carolina’s voter integrity laws in order to allow all manner of illegal voters the ability to cast ballots. Our Corruption Chronicles blog tells the story . Less than a year after a federal appellate court...
  • Why the Russians Conceived the Global Warming Scam

    06/20/2017 12:11:43 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    AIM ^ | June 20, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    One of my duties at Accuracy in Media (AIM) has been to expose left-wingers in the media and Congress who were soft on the old Soviet Union and are now acting like hard-liners on Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It is a fascinating topic which exposes the duplicity of the left-wing obsession with Russia. These people, who were soft on the Soviet Union and now hard on Russia, are the worst kind of hypocrites. Their hypocrisy is further demonstrated by the abundant evidence that the global warming or climate change theory, which they now embrace, was conceived by Soviet communists as a...