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  • Inconvenient Truths About the Man-made Global Warming Scam

    12/08/2016 5:38:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Let's get over ourselves and admit there is only One who can hold the world in His hand Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 - they were wrong. Texas has been cooling since 1995, but that doesn’t suit NOAA’s global warming agenda. So they keep cooling the past further and further to create the appearance of a warming trend.
  • Jerry Brown predicts ‘negative, and very powerful’ reaction if Donald Trump halts climate action

    12/07/2016 8:11:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    In his global evangelism about the threat of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown has dismissed skeptics as “troglodytes” and “deniers of the obvious science.” But Brown, who in recent years has emerged as a premier climate warrior, has refused to ascribe those characteristics to Donald Trump since his election as president, despite the Republican businessman’s support for fossil fuels and repeated dismissals of climate change as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. In brief remarks about the subject, Brown said Monday that it would be difficult for the U.S. to “go rogue” on climate change. He went further Tuesday in...
  • Challenge to presidential election in Pennsylvania is over [Pennsylvania recount challenge dropped!]

    12/03/2016 3:04:49 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 74 replies
    ABC 27 News ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Dave Marcheskie
    Green Party drops challenge.
  • Scammers Ran A Fake U.S. Embassy In Ghana For A Decade Before Being Shut Down

    12/02/2016 5:26:53 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Consumerist ^ | December 2, 2016
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is a large, secured office building in the bustling West African port city of Accra, but for a decade scammers convinced some folks that their humble two-story structure — without security fencing, U.S. military guards,… or Americans of any sort — was indeed the office of the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana. According to the State Department, Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime members operated the “embassy” three days a week, selling bogus visas and other government documents. While the building looks nothing like the actual embassy, the scammers did fly a U.S. flag outside and decorated...
  • Stein calls Wisconsin recount cost 'exorbitant'(Asks for $2.4 Million MORE Today)

    11/29/2016 8:50:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 183 replies
    MADISON, WIS. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she's committed to pay for a vote recount in Wisconsin even though she calls the estimated $3.5 million cost "exorbitant." Stein says the estimate Monday from Wisconsin election officials means she'll be asking her supporters to raise another $2.4 million. In a statement Tuesday, Stein says it's an "undue burden" but won't stop efforts for recounts in that state and in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • Michigan Recount Laws (Jill Stein should have no standing to ask for a recount)

    11/25/2016 9:30:40 AM PST · by dirtboy · 34 replies
    Close Vote Margin: Vote count difference (not percentage-based) Recounts initiated by a close vote margin are mandatory if the close vote margin is triggered, but only at the statewide level. This requirement applies to both initiatives and candidates in any primary or election, except for partisan offices in which more than one person is elected. Mich. Comp. Laws 168.880(a)(1). Additional exceptions are noted in the Bureau of Elections “Election Recounts” manual (see page 5): The margin is set at 2,000 votes or less, regardless of the number of votes cast in the election, and when that margin applies, neither candidates...
  • Jill Stein now wants 6-7 million for a recount she says may not happen

    11/24/2016 5:13:21 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 169 replies
    https://twitter.com/FrankLuntz ^ | 11/24/2016 | Frank Luntz
    First Stein wanted one million. Then she wanted 2.5 million. Then she wanted 4.5 million. Now it's 6-7 million, for a recount her website explicitly states it does not guarantee.
  • Election results may have been hacked in three swing states [tr] (Hillary makes her move)

    11/22/2016 6:47:29 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/22/16 | Leonard Greene
    Full title: "Election results may have been hacked in three swing states Trump won, activists want Clinton to seek recount" __ Not so fast. A prominent group of election lawyers and computer scientists said presidential election results in three swing states that Donald Trump won may have been manipulated or hacked, and are pressing Hillary Clinton to seek a recount, according to a report. The group held a conference call last week with Clinton's top campaign lieutenants and lobbied for a challenge after finding something fishy in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to New York Magazine.
  • Hateful 'Trump' Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were 'Fabricated,' University President Says

    11/22/2016 6:23:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | November 22, 2016 | Richard Ray
    Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school. “We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement. The student, Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She...
  • Thanks to pension funds, Los Angeles is close to becoming a microcosm of Greece

    11/20/2016 7:17:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in the summer of 2012 the City of Los Angeles realized that they had a serious budget problem on their hands and the culprit, as in so many other cities, was the city’s extremely generous pension plan for municipal workers. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, backed by the city council, jumped into the fray and passed what was then described as sweeping pension reform and patted themselves on the back for a job well done. (LA Times, 2012) Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll...
  • Theranos' Acting GC Faces Challenges, Opportunity

    10/31/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    the Recorder ^ | October 17, 2016 | David Ruiz, The Recorder
    SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled biotech startup Theranos Inc. has promoted senior litigation counsel David Taylor to acting general counsel. Taylor's already got a full plate. "He's got a mess on his hands," said Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro partner Robert Carey in Phoenix, one of many lawyers suing the blood diagnostics company for alleged consumer fraud. Carey's suit is one of six similar, separate suits consolidated in the Northern District of California. Aside from that litigation surplus, Theranos is being investigated for investor and consumer fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, respectively. The...
  • Wikileaks Podesta Emails continue--the UFO scam

    10/28/2016 6:02:51 AM PDT · by cgbg · 10 replies
    Wikileaks Podesta Email ^ | October 28, 2016 | Wilkileaks
    From:john.podesta@gmail.com To: ericbrys@gmail.com Date: 2016-03-05 13:30 Subject: Re: Extraterrestrial disclosure Thanks for your support. We will keep at it. On Saturday, March 5, 2016, Eric Brys-Wilson wrote: > I am proud of your continued efforts to disclose the truth of secret UFO > files hidden from the public. I will be voting for Hillary Clinton to help > get you the authority you need to obtain disclosure. > > I hope history remembers your undaunting efforts to informing the American > public about extraterrestrial visitation. I hope you can get into area 51 > and other secret installations. Perhaps an...
  • Major Bust in Transnational IRS Phone Scam

    10/27/2016 7:13:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/27 | Kevin Nious and Stephen Stock
    The Department of Justice on Thursday charged 61 people for their role in a call center scam.Federal prosecutors charged 61 individuals and entities across the world Thursday in connection to a transnational call center operation that investigators say scammed United States residents out of millions. The arrests follow a three-year joint investigation between the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), and the US Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration. NBC Bay Area first reported on these scams where a caller posing as a federal agent threatens the person on the other line with arrests, lawsuits or worse, if they...
  • Leaked Clinton campaign memo on ‘climate change’ shows it’s really about politics

    10/17/2016 9:37:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | October 17, 2016 | Guest Blogger
    To achieve victory, we must treat climate change as an issue of historic importance that is worthy of a true political social movement to create change. This political social movement must be founded on moral principles with stark definitions of who is right and who is wrong, and it is important to outline the historically negative, irreversible implications if we were to not succeed. “By pursuing this as a political social movement, President Obama and his Administration will best be able to assure that his legacy includes his unprecedented leadership on climate that initiated the shifting of the country’s political...
  • Campaigning With Hillary Clinton, Al Gore Warns of 'Climate Catastrophe' and Third-Party Risks

    10/11/2016 3:12:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Liz Kreutz Josh Haskell
    (Rest of Headline: and Third-Party Risks)[snip]“When it comes to the most urgent issue facing our country and the world, the choice in this election is extremely clear,” Gore told the crowd at Miami Dade University. “Hillary Clinton will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority. Her opponent based on the ideas that he has presented would take us towards a climate catastrophe.”
  • Tax fossil fuels or risk kids' future: US climate scientist

    10/05/2016 10:48:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Levels of the planet's three most dangerous greenhouse gases are rising, and fossil fuels must be taxed to protect children from the turmoil of rising seas and extreme storms, climate scientist James Hansen warned Tuesday. Otherwise, young people face the "dubious" proposition of somehow sucking carbon dioxide from the air at a price tag of hundreds of trillions of dollars in the next century, said Hansen, who leads the climate science program at Columbia University's Earth Institute. "The science has become crystal clear," Hansen told reporters on a conference call to discuss his latest research paper, entitled...
  • ‘We have your daughter’: A virtual kidnapping and a mother’s five hours of hell [scam alert]

    10/03/2016 12:58:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Petula Dvorak
    Wendy Mueller was standing at the copper sink in her gorgeous, historic Leesburg, Va., home last Wednesday afternoon when the knife she was holding slipped and cut her thumb. Then the phone rang. It wasn’t a number she recognized, but distracted by the bleeding thumb, she answered it. Mom always answers the phone. She heard screaming. It sounded exactly like her 23-year-old daughter’s voice, begging for help. Then an unfamiliar voice announced, “We have your daughter.”
  • Hydropower is new source of greenhouse gases, says new study

    10/02/2016 7:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    American Bazaar ^ | October 2, 2016 | (AB Wire)
    Hydropower has always been touted as a clean source of generating electricity, despite of the facts that it displaces thousands of people from their natural abodes, destroys their lives and livelihoods and submerges huge amounts of lands and forests. Now, a new study claims that it is also accelerating global warming. […] The study is done by Washington State University the has found that during times of drawdown — a period in which the water level behind a dam is rapidly lowered — temperate reservoirs can produce up 20 times more methane than normal. …
  • Vaccines Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

    09/29/2016 7:14:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/2016
    Vaccines Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka Published September 29, 2016 Associated Press Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ordered the emergency action in the interest of public safety, according to paperwork signed by Acting Director Jessica Baer. After hearing complaints from health care providers that children were getting unapproved oral versions of childhood shots from Dr. Ming Te Lin, investigators visited Lin's Flossmoor practice. They found a cluttered, unsterile office and "a...
  • The New IRS Email Scam Coming to Your Inbox

    09/29/2016 5:46:51 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal / WSJ.com ^ | 09/29/16 | Laura Saunders
    Just recently, a new scam has started involving fake tax bills tied to the Affordable Care Act. In one sure sign the notices are fake, many are arriving by email—and the IRS doesn’t initiate taxpayer contact by email. Even so, some of the fakes are paper notices sent by regular mail and taxpayers should watch out.
  • Al Sharpton’s daughter sues city over ankle injury she hiked with

    09/26/2016 5:52:08 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2016 | Julia Marsh
    The Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter admitted in a damning legal deposition that she danced, pranced and jetted around to romance her beau after supposedly suffering permanent damage to her ankle when she stumbled in a city pothole.
  • Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100

    09/25/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 9/20/16
    Two cash magicians confuse Walmart cashier out of $2100
  • MXene: Scientists Create Extra Thin Coating to Clean Up 'Electromagnetic Pollution'

    09/11/2016 8:41:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    natureworldnews ^ | 09/11/2016 | Monica Antonio
    Tagged as MXene, the nanomaterial coating aims to contain and protect devices from electric interference, which has increased dramatically in the past years due to the boost in gadget production. The study, published in the journal Science, says that electromagnetic noise could actually have a devastating effect on other gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc. It may even lead to malfunctions and degradation. Babak Anasori, PhD, co-author of the study, explains that in order to protect devices, a thick metal coating made of aluminum or copper is needed. However, this is pretty much impractical when applied to everyday,...
  • Clinton Foundation Called "Economic Dynamo" [semi-satire]

    08/27/2016 10:18:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    Revelations that the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department granted favors to governments, corporations, and individuals that made donations to the Clinton Foundation have stirred concerns that a Clinton presidency might be tainted by corruption. Foundation president Donna Shalala urged that "we take a more balanced look at the totality of the situation." "On the surface, the proximity of the donations and actions taken by Secretary Clinton does appear suspicious," Shalala admitted. "However, Hillary has repeatedly said that all the actions she took would have been taken regardless of any donations that were made to the Foundation. Clearly donors weren't buying...
  • Emails: Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Left Important 'Burn' Papers in Car's Front Seat

    08/25/2016 7:54:48 AM PDT · by wrrock · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/24/2016 | Greta Van Susteren
    “There’s a bunch of burn stuff in the pocket of my front seat.” "Burn stuff" refers to a "burn bag," which is a container for documents with sensitive or classified materials that must at some point be destroyed.
  • Suspect killed by police in Milwaukee feared for his life

    08/18/2016 1:38:20 PM PDT · by Penelope Dreadful · 71 replies
    via Twitter ^ | August 18, 2016 | Penelope Dreadful
    Here’s some news! Poor Old Sylville Smith, the dead Milwaukee Thug, was getting a “crazy check!” "Brookins stated that his grandson suffered from mental health issues and was receiving Social Security benefits related to his mental disability. He went on to write in his letter that as a youth and adult, Smith suffered from diminished “comprehension and understanding.” His grandson was in special needs classes in elementary school and middle school . . ." http://rollingout.com/2016/08/18/suspect-killed-police-milwaukee-fear-life/ What is a “crazy check?” The problem is that so many young people, especially men, are claiming they are nuts. Yes, this is the biggest...
  • Anyone else getting weird call from MapSupport?

    08/09/2016 12:39:52 PM PDT · by The Louiswu · 43 replies
    Me ^ | 8/9/2016 | TheLouiswu
    Has anyone else received weird calls from a place called MapSupport? It starts with a recorded intro that say many people have flagged your business address as inaccurate, to correct the info press a number to talk to an associate..." I tried to get some info out of someone who identified himself as Aaron, but he became very testy when I would not cooperate with his line of questioning. I have been called several times by this company, I ask them to stop calling, my info is correct on Google and Google maps, so I'm not sure what they are...
  • Nigerian Scammers Infect Themselves With Own Malware, Reveal New Fraud Scheme

    08/07/2016 12:27:56 PM PDT · by DrJeff · 22 replies
    Slashdot ^ | August 07, 2016
    "A pair of security researchers recently uncovered a Nigerian scammer ring that they say operates a new kind of attack...after a few of its members accidentally infected themselves with their own malware," reports IEEE Spectrum. "Over the past several months, they've watched from a virtual front row seat as members used this technique to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from small and medium-sized businesses worldwide." Wave723 writes: Nigerian scammers are becoming more sophisticated, moving on from former 'spoofing' attacks in which they impersonated a CEO's email from an external account. Now, they've begun to infiltrate employee email accounts to...
  • Clinton to white, working-class voters: I'll 'fight' for you

    07/30/2016 2:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    USA Today | July 30, 2016 | Heidi M. Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/30/hillary-clinton-bus-tour-kaine-pennsylvania-midwest/87801650/
  • Racketeering alleged in Stillaguamish Tribe lawsuit

    06/21/2016 3:31:53 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    HeraldNet ^ | Scott North and Diana Hefley
    ...Among the more than a dozen other named defendants are David L. Nelson of Stanwood... are accused of not only initially bankrolling the Goodridge family’s illegal smoke shop operation, but also arranging numerous land and business deals that were unfair to the tribes.Nelson didn’t return a phone call. He told The Herald last fall that he was given direction to pursue buying almost any piece of land within the tribe’s historic boundaries. The plan was to build an entire city, he said. But the tribes broke ties with Nelson and insisted his businesses move off tribal land after the Goodridges...
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • Spike in Alaska wildfires is worsening global warming, US says

    06/02/2016 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    The devastating rise in Alaska's wildfires is making global warming even worse than scientists expected, US government researchers said on Wednesday. The sharp spike in Alaska's wildfires, where more than 5 million acres burned last year, are destroying a main buffer against climate change: the carbon-rich boreal forests, tundra and permafrost that have served as an enormous carbon sink. Northern wildfires must now be recognised as a significant driver of climate change - and not just a side-effect, according to the report from the US Geological Survey. The USGS warned last year that Alaska could lose about a quarter of...
  • From $4.5 Billion To Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder...

    06/01/2016 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/01/16 | Matthew Harper
    Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the FORBES list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Today, FORBES is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing. Theranos had no comment. Our estimate of Holmes’ wealth is based entirely on her 50% stake in Theranos, the blood-testing company she founded in 2003 with plans of revolutionizing the diagnostic test market. Theranos shares are not traded on any stock market; private investors purchased stakes in 2014 at a price that implied a $9 billion valuation for the company. Since then, Theranos has been hit with allegations...
  • BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED TRUMP PAC’s ,ED ROLLINS AND TENEO

    05/31/2016 5:42:24 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 17 replies
    teaparty tribune ^ | May 29, 2016 | TPTnewsfeed
    Confusion Over Valid Trump PACS The Fox News’ Bret Baier show on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 was about Donald Trump. In the first ten minutes of the show, Baier played a clip of Ed Rollins saying, “Donald Trump is not going to be a viable candidate.” Rollins statement is at 8.35 in the video. Instead of loving people and using money, people often love money and use people. —Wayne Gerard Trotman O, what a tangled web we weave; When first we practice to deceive! —Sir Walter Scott Now, however, Ed Rollins is alleging, on Fox News and other media, that...
  • Barclaycard Visa application but never applied/Vanity

    05/28/2016 8:59:15 AM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 72 replies
    Dave Widing
    I recieved a complete your application form in the mail today for a Barclaycard Visa credit card. Never heard of them and never applied. They want a original utility bill with address to verify my address. The letter has no phone number,no Internet site,and no street address.Just a P.O. box in Delaware. Anybody ever hear of this company or had dealings with them?
  • Bill Nye the Scientism Guy

    05/27/2016 9:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Willie Soon
    Co-Authored by István MarkóTrue science requires that data, observations and other evidence support a hypothesis – and that it can withstand withering analysis and criticism – or the hypothesis is wrong.That’s why Albert Einstein once joked, “If the facts don’t fit your theory, change the facts.” When informed that scientists who rejected his theory of relativity had published a pamphlet, 100 authors against Einstein, he replied: “Why 100? If I were wrong, one would be enough.”In the realm of climate scientism, the rule seems to be: If the facts don’t support your argument, talk louder, twist the facts, and insult your...
  • Japan ATM scam using fraudulent cards nets $12.7m

    05/23/2016 5:43:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-23-16 | BBC
    Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports. The withdrawals targeted 7-Eleven cash machines, which unlike most in Japan accept foreign cards. South Africa's Standard Bank estimated its total losses at $19.25m.
  • FTC expands tech support fraud lawsuit

    05/20/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Hartford Business.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Keith Griffin
    May 19, 2016 FTC expands tech support fraud lawsuit Keith Griffin The Federal Trade Commission has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against a tech support scam with ties to Connecticut. The scheme allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple, and other major tech companies. Back in November, the Connecticut attorney general's office joined in the FTC action along with the state of Pennsylvania in a request to shut down a tech support scam operating out of Essex and two locations in Pennsylvania that allegedly scammed consumers out of...
  • Sons of Climategate: Dodgy Scientists Caught Red-Handed by FOIA Lawsuit

    05/15/2016 9:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 15 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    The dodgy scientists who wrote to resident Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that RICO laws be used to prosecute climate skeptics just got even more badly screwed. Already one of them — George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla — is under Congressional investigation for what has been described as the “largest science scandal in US history.” Now the background to their footling conspiracy has been exposed thanks to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute which has forced them to release their private letters and emails. Like Climategate, it makes for some fascinating reading, mainly because —...
  • Kimmel hypes global warming with F-bomb-filled video

    05/04/2016 6:37:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Bub Unruh
    Jimmy Kimmel, the popular late-night TV host on ABC, has hyped his belief in global warming with an F-bomb-filled video that also makes fun of the new “Climate Hustle” documentary that reveals the fallacies on which the beliefs are based. WND had reported in the runup to the movie’s release on Monday that the public nowadays is hearing fewer and fewer facts about global warming, but more and more about what people “believe.” As in religion. In a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement on Monday, “Climate Hustle,” aimed to pull back the veil on a movement that even some of its...
  • 'Climate Hustle' will rock alarmists to their core(NOT!)

    04/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Escobar
    Have you ever been deceived by a “confidence” artist, plying their trade? No? Think again. We’ve all been victimized, whether we know it or not. It’s called the “Climate Hustle” and scientists, politicians, educators, entertainers, business people, and even the president are willing perpetrators in the greatest con job in our lifetime. On Monday, May 2, 2016, during a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement, see for yourself the unmasking of this fraud in a powerful documentary, “Climate Hustle” that demolishes the climate change agenda. This could be the most important movie of the year. Here’s why: President Obama claimed at the...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • The 7 Most Idiotic, Hypocritical Things You’ll See On Earth Day Tomorrow, GUARANTEED

    04/21/2016 11:12:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/22/16 | Caleb Howe
    This year, once again, April 22 is the date for the dumbest holiday on earth, Earth Day. Despite it’s name, it is not a celebration of the Earth or God’s Creation or the majesty of nature but, instead, a wholly cynical pretend “holiday” that is designed to make radical environmentalist wackos seem mainstream and normal so that, ultimately, money can be taken from middle class Americans and given to people in other countries. It should be called Hooray for Redistribution Day. Or, you know, something similar to my idea but that is good and clever. On this absurd day (out-absurded...
  • Fake Calls Avoid tech support phone scams [Many Fake "Microsoft" Calls Lately: Just Hangup!]

    04/20/2016 10:08:50 AM PDT · by catnipman · 48 replies
    Microsoft ^ | Various | Microsoft
    Avoid tech support phone scams Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following: Trick you into installing malicious software that could capture sensitive data, such as online banking user names and passwords. They might also then charge you to remove this software. Convince you to visit legitimate websites (like www.ammyy.com) to download software that will...
  • Global warming means unfair share for the poor

    04/18/2016 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Deccan Herald (India) ^ | April 19, 2016 | by Tim Radford, Third World Network
    Climate change could seriously redistribute resources and reallocate wealth - but not in a fair way. In a reverse of the famous Robin Hood folklore, it could rob from the poor to give to the rich, according to researchers. Yet even the rich may not feel any richer. Eli Fenichel, assistant professor of bioeconomics and ecosystem management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in the US, says: "People are mostly focused on the physical reallocation of these assets, but I don't think we've really started thinking enough about how climate change can reallocate wealth and influence the...
  • iPhone users targeted by new 'Apple Support' scam that steals ID and password

    04/12/2016 8:29:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 12, 2016 13:20 BST | By Jason Murdock
    Apple Phishing scam doing the rounds Phishing is a technique used by cybercriminals that ‘fishes’ for sensitive information via email – and now mobile. Apple users should be on high alert after a fresh SMS phishing scam was exposed that uses sophisticated online trickery in an attempt to compromise Apple ID credentials. Commenters on social media first reported the issue in early April after receiving a suspicious text message that read: "The Apple ID associated with this number is due to be terminated. To prevent this, please confirm your details at supportatapple.com – Apple Inc." Screenshot of the Apple phishing...
  • Social Security still paying potentially bogus disability claims 3 years after fraud exposed

    04/11/2016 5:56:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Investigators identified nearly 2,000 cases of potentially phony disability claims stemming from a massive Social Security fraud scheme, but three years after the scam was first exposed, the government says it’s still struggling to stop the payments. Only slightly more than 300 cases have been disqualified, and Social Security is still “in the process of effectuating those terminations,” the agency told The Washington Times just days after the accused ringleader and two lead accomplices were indicted on federal fraud charges. Despite three investigations into suspicions of massive fraud, Social Security officials say they are assuming all of the applications are...
  • Colorado Comes Down on Fake Service Dogs

    04/03/2016 9:59:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | April 2, 2016 | Kelly Weill
    The Saint Bernard was wearing a service vest and tearing into a quadriplegic woman’s golden retriever on the floor of the mall food court. Both dogs were allegedly service animals. But after mall security tore the Saint Bernard off, its owner blamed the other dog owner’s disability. “He said his dog was startled by her wheelchair,” Angela Eaton, one the golden retriever’s trainers told the Daily Beast. “Well service dogs should be growing up around a wheelchair.” Service animal fraud is a growing problem in dog-friendly Colorado, says Eaton, who has been training service dogs for 35 years. State legislators...
  • Another big tech company has fallen victim to the email scam that tricked Snapchat

    03/07/2016 11:45:22 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/7/16 | James Cook
    The data-storage company Seagate has been tricked into handing over sensitive tax documents about its employees to unknown people on the internet after it was targeted by an email scam. Brian Krebs reports that Seagate was sent an email that pretended to be from someone inside the company. An employee fell for it and handed over information on thousands of people. These email scams are known as "phishing" attacks, in which criminals impersonate company employees to try to gain information about the company or its customers.