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  • 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 familys illegal smoke shop operation, but also arranging numerous land and business deals that were unfair to the tribes.Nelson didnt 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 tribes 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 Americas 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 PACs ,ED ROLLINS AND TENEO

    05/31/2016 5:42:24 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 16 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 Istvn MarkTrue 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.Thats why Albert Einstein once joked, If the facts dont 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 dont 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 movies 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. Weve all been victimized, whether we know it or not. Its 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. Heres 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 persons moral and ideological perspective, said the studys lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. We think...
  • The 7 Most Idiotic, Hypocritical Things Youll 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 its name, it is not a celebration of the Earth or Gods 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 its 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 womans 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 owners disability. He said his dog was startled by her wheelchair, Angela Eaton, one the golden retrievers 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.
  • Schneiderman: Trump University Fraud 'Pretty Straightforward'

    03/04/2016 12:06:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | March 04, 2016 | Chris Isidore
    Schneiderman: Trump University Fraud 'Pretty Straightforward' by Chris Isidore @CNNMoney March 4, 2016: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that evidence of the fraud perpetrated by Trump University is "pretty straightforward." "It [was] a bait and switch scheme," he said on CNN's New Day Friday, defending his and other lawsuits against the school. "He did ads saying my hand-picked instructors will teach you my personal secrets. You just copy what I did and get rich." But Schneiderman said evidence in the case makes clear that Trump was not involved in hiring instructors, and that he didn't create the program's...
  • Making sense of the early-2000s warming slowdown

    02/28/2016 8:52:32 PM PST · by gasport · 49 replies
    Nature ^ | 2/1/16 | John C. Fyfe, et al
    It has been claimed that the early-2000s global warming slowdown or hiatus, characterized by a reduced rate of global surface warming, has been overstated, lacks sound scientific basis, or is unsupported by observations. The evidence presented here contradicts these claims.
  • Scientists Finally Admit Climate Models Are Failing To Predict Global Warming(DOH!)

    02/26/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/26/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year "hiatus" in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: the climate models were wrong. "There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what the observations are showing," John Fyfe, Canadian climate modeler and lead author of the new paper, told Nature. "We can't ignore it." "Reality has deviated from our expectations - it is perfectly normal to try and understand this difference," Ed Hawkins, co-author of the study and United...
  • Yes, Trump University Was a Massive Scam

    02/27/2016 12:19:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 235 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 27, 2016 | Ian Tuttle Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432010/trump-university-scam
    Many people believe that higher education is a de facto scam. Trump University, Donald Trump's real-estate institution, was a de jure one. First thing first, Trump University was never a university. When the "school" was established in 2005, the New York State Education Department warned that it was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license. Trump ignored the warnings. (The institution is now called, ahem, "Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.") Cue lawsuits. Trump University is currently the defendant in three lawsuits - two class-action lawsuits filed in California, and one filed in New York by then-attorney general Eric...
  • I just received a phone message: The IRS has issued an arrest warrant for me.

    02/18/2016 3:32:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 87 replies
    self | 2/18/2016 | self
    This is a well-known scam. Should I call them back and have some fun?
  • IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert for Scam Phone Calls

    02/18/2016 10:02:20 AM PST · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    IRS ^ | 10/21/2015 | IRS
    IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert for Scam Phone Calls IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2015-18, October 21, 2015 The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams: Scammers make unsolicited calls. Thieves call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the victim into sending cash, usually...
  • Before Trump takes the stage tonight ...

    02/13/2016 7:59:40 AM PST · by Hostage · 149 replies
    Repubiican National Committee ^ | February 13, 2016 | Sharon Day
    GOP Friend, Before Trump takes the stage at tonight’s debate, I’ll be giving him a list of his most active supporters within our Party. Since you’ve identified as a Trump supporter, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to make it on his list. Contribute $100, $75, $50, or even just $35 to identify yourself as one of Trump’s earliest supporters within our Party. Trump could proudly see your name on his list of supporters before he gets up on that stage and fights for his platform in front of millions of Americans. To send these lists over...
  • "Lost in Space" Nigerian E-Mail Scam ... Nigerian Astronaut Lost in Space Needs $3M to Get Home

    02/12/2016 2:45:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Anorak ^ | 6th, February 2016 | Anorak
    Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home - could be a scam The Anorak Inbox features this plea: Nigerian Astronaut is lost in space needs $3Million to come home ... Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home Dr. Bakare Tunde Astronautics Project Manager National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Plot 555 Misau Street PMB 437 Garki, Abuja, FCT NIGERIA Dear Mr. Sir, REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the...
  • Clinton Foundation for Mining Rights In Wyoming And Oregon- Hammond Ranch Part Of The Deal

    01/24/2016 7:22:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | January 24,2016 | Dianne Marshall
    Finally the back story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge– and the Hammond ranch, as well as other ranchs and surrounding the refuge surfaces. Rumors have now been confirmed the ranch lands do indeed contain a wealth of precious metals, minerals, and uranium that is coveted by not only the federal government, but foreign entities as well. Think TTIP….heck just think TPA. Or double heck just think NAFTA!
  • Obamacare Deadbeats and Scam Artists Make a Bad Program Worse

    01/18/2016 6:14:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Devon Herrick
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was intended to solve the problem of affordable coverage for people with preexisting conditions by using an age-old strategy that politicians love. That strategy is often referred to as OPM (other peoples' money). For instance, ACA regulations force insurers to accept all applicants -- including unprofitable ones -- at rates unadjusted for their health risk. Premiums can vary somewhat by age, but not by health status. Thus, Obamacare is a bad deal for most people by design; the majority of enrollees are charged much more than their expected costs. In theory, this should allow individuals...
  • Candidates! A war on scammers is needed!!!

    11/29/2015 3:52:06 AM PST · by Paul R. · 41 replies
    Me | 11/29/15 | Me
    A new issue for your favorite candidate? Recently, a very dear elderly (mid-80's) relative was scammed for over @30k. This was her entire savings, plus she's now about $8k in debt. Her financial situation was precarious anyway. Her income is very limited, so she has no way to "recover". Worse, almost all her income goes away if her ex-husband dies (which may be one reason she ignored all the red flags.) Additionally, there were / are all sorts of other repercussions including her bank forcing her to close her accounts abruptly, causing even more problems (checks bouncing, etc.) (The bank's...
  • Environmentalists Horde Cash Like Scrooge Over Christmas

    12/26/2015 9:40:02 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/25/2015 | Andrew Follett
    The Sierra Club released a "holiday" poem Tuesday attacking political opposition for being well funded, but during Christmas environmental groups historically act like Ebenezer Scrooge and rake in billions. In 2012, The Sierra Club took in $97.8 million with its Foundation getting another $47.2 million. For example, despite Greenpeace celebrating "the holidays" by running a gift shop with environmentally-themed holiday cards, the organization uses the season to solicit donations of up to $200,000. These money-making methods allowed Greenpeace to spend $260 million dollars in 2011. The same year, the Environmental Defense Fund listed $111.9 million in earnings, the Natural Resources...
  • Behind The San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Is A Green Card Immigration Scam…

    12/18/2015 10:25:11 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | sundance
    Behind The San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Is A Green Card Immigration Scam… Posted on December 9, 2015 by sundance As the days progress it appears Donald Trump was correct about the familial networking of Islamist activity surrounding the San Bernardino terrorist attacks. CNN is now stating federal investigators believe Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were intent on Islamic Jihad long before they met. […] the husband-wife team behind the San Bernardino attacks, were radicalized before they even met each other, the FBI director said Wednesday. “They were actually radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online, and online...
  • Negotiators analyze 'final draft' of climate pact in Paris

    12/12/2015 6:02:53 AM PST · by Crazieman · 26 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 12-12-2015 | ANGELA CHARLTON, SETH BORENSTEIN and KARL RITTER
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- France presented negotiators from 190 nations with what it called a "final draft" of an unprecedented climate deal to slow global warming and urged them to approve it on Saturday. The deal, called the "Paris agreement," would limit rising temperatures and sea levels, and eventually hold man-made emissions to the levels that nature can absorb. If the pact is approved, nations would be committed to keeping the rise in global temperatures by the year 2100 compared with pre-industrial times "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and "endeavor to limit" them even more, to...
  • That Obamacare penalty will be bigger than you think

    12/09/2015 10:32:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 12/09/2015 | Dan Mangan
    The stick's getting a lot bigger — but it's not clear that many more people will choose the carrot as a result. Households that opt to go without health insurance in 2016 are set to get hit with an average Obamacare fine of $969. That is 47 percent higher than the average $661 penalty per uninsured household for this year, a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed Wednesday. And households without insurance that earn too much to qualify for financial aid to buy Obamacare plans will pay an even larger fine for 2016 — an average of $1,450,...
  • Avoid These Holiday Scams

    12/07/2015 8:26:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Tucson — Santa isn’t the only one keeping track of who is naughty and who is nice! Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of these common holiday scams: Look-alike websites: When shopping online, make sure to use only legitimate websites. Watch out for URLs that use the names of well-known brands along with extra words. Fake shipping notifications: These can have attachments or links to sites that will download malware on your computer to steal your identity and your passwords. Don’t be fooled by a holiday phishing scam.
  • UN climate change body suffers mammoth European carbon fraud [Russia, Ukraine]

    09/08/2015 11:01:00 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 September 08 | George Russell
    The United Nations body that oversees greenhouse gas reductions is reeling from another cap-and-trade scandal that may have put 600 million tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere — roughly speaking, the annual CO2 output of Canada or Britain — while the emissions were ostensibly suppressed, according to an independent study. In the process, the fraudsters, largely in Russia and Ukraine, were likely able to transfer credits for more than 400 million tons of their apparently bogus greenhouse savings by April 2015 into Europe's commercial carbon trading system — the largest in the world — thereby undermining that continent's ambitious...
  • Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California's clean-energy law

    11/30/2015 9:29:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    L A Times ^ | ivan penn
    California's aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don't count. If a home or business has a rooftop solar system, most of the wattage isn't included in the ambitious requirement to generate half of the state's electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2030, part of legislation signed in October by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means rooftop solar owners are missing out on a potentially lucrative subsidy that is paid to utilities and developers of big power projects. It also means that utility ratepayers...
  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit – ‘Climate Hustle’

    11/30/2015 6:54:48 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 11/29/2015 | Marc Morano
    (Sorbonne, Paris) CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 international summit on climate change. Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc Morano, founder and publisher of CFACT’s award-winning Climate Depot news and information service, leads viewers on a fact-finding and often times hilarious journey through the propaganda-laced world of “climate change” claims. The film is the first climate documentary...
  • Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

    11/26/2015 7:40:32 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.” [snip]
  • Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

    11/26/2015 6:25:16 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.”
  • Gambling the World Economy on Climate (destruction of wealth)

    11/18/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 | Bjorn Lomborg
    The UN climate conference in Paris starting Nov. 30 will be getting under way.... For many of the 40 ,000 attendees , the goal is to ensure that climate change stays on the global economic agenda for the next 15 years. [We must] think carefully about the economic impact, in particular the staggering costs of the measures they are contemplating. Bolivia's official material submitted for the talks proposes a “lasting solution” for climate change [was]: “We must destroy capitalism.” [snip] There is no official cost estimate for Mr. Obama’s promise to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26% - 28% below...
  • Minnesota couple plead guilty to huge tax scam (Involving illegals)

    11/17/2015 8:27:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    StarTribune ^ | November 17, 2015 - 6:55 PM | By DAN BROWNING , STAR TRIBUNE
    A Shakopee couple pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday in what authorities characterized as a wide-ranging, multimillion-dollar income tax refund scheme that preyed on immigrants in Minnesota and Florida. Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the scam. He faces up to nine years in prison. He also agreed to pay more than $1.8 million in restitution to victims.... ark Hammerschmidt obtained official identification papers for the Guatemalan victims and used them to obtain taxpayer identification numbers, then filed multiple years’ worth of fake tax returns in their names supported with...
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car (Chicago)

    11/08/2015 6:05:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    WLS Chicago ^ | November 07, 2015 | Evelyn Holmes
    Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car WLS By Evelyn Holmes Saturday, November 07, 2015 10:56PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- The mother of a 9-year-old boy shot to death earlier this week is being accused of spending money donated through a "Go Fund Me" effort intended for funeral expenses on a new car. Karla Lee is strongly denying the claim Saturday night and commenting on those who have taken to social media to criticize her. The mother of slain Tyshawn Lee says it's simply not true. She said she did not use money donated to help...
  • Teen Girls Don’t Need This New Form of Mysogyny

    11/05/2015 3:28:31 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 5, 2015 | Rebecca Hamilton
    The United States Department of Education has given Palatine, Illinois School District 30 days to reach a “solution” that allows a “transgendered” boy who says he is a girl to shower with the girls. Failure to comply could result in the loss of federal Title IX funds.The young man in question “identifies” as a girl. The school district has allowed him to play on the girls’ sports team. He is called “she” by school staff who refer to him by a female name. He says his “rights” are being violated because the school district asks him to change clothes behind...
  • On climate change, Pope Francis isn't listening to the world's poor

    11/04/2015 12:40:42 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | Bjorn Lomborg
    The global elite has little idea what afflicts the poor, says Pope Francis. He's right ---but that observation sometimes applies to him, too. In his US visit, the pope is already creating headlines about the urgent need to respond to climate change. Invoking the need to "protect the vulnerable in our world," he calls for an end to humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels. But do the world’s poor believe that carbon cuts are a top priority? Since March 2013, the United Nations has sought citizens’ ranking of 16 policy priorities. More than 8 million people have participated, with nearly 3...
  • Your Health Insurance Premiums Are About To Go Through The Roof -The Stunning Reason Why

    11/02/2015 2:55:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    After years of delays and failed launches, Obamacare has finally taken hold, and with it the economic and financial implications from this mandatory tax are finally being felt. We have extensively covered how Obama's Affordable Care Act will end up being a failure, observing both the economic implications in "In Latest Obamacare Fiasco, Most Low-Income Workers Can't Afford "Affordable Care Act" as well as its operational shortcomings in "Obamacare Is A Disaster: Co-Op Insurers Across America Are Collapsing, And Now There Is Fraud", paradoxically even as Obamacare - a tax - was according to the BEA the single biggest contributor...
  • Tech Support Scammers Impersonate Apple Technicians

    10/21/2015 11:34:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Malwarebyes ^ | October 20, 2015 | BY JRME SEGURA
    Remote assistance is becoming more and more popular to troubleshoot computer issues without the hassle of bringing the problematic machine to a store. Indeed, from the comfort of your own home you can let a Certified Technician remotely log into your PC and have them fix the issues you are facing.Apple offers a screen sharing service part of its support center that puts you in touch with a remote advisor. The process is secure and requires a unique session key to authenticate into the system that the customer needs to enter at the following URL: https://ara.apple.comIn today’s post we will talk...
  • Oops: Turns out the Iran deal breaks the law

    10/11/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 10, 2015 | Post Editorial Board
    Its usually the first warning to someone whos about to enter into a complicated legal agreement: Be sure to read the fine print. Looks like President Obama and the team that negotiated the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran didnt do that. Or, worse still, they did but hoped no one else would. Too late for that. Fox News James Rosen reports some senior US officials involved in the negotiations have concluded that a key element of the deal conflicts with federal law and cant be implemented. Unless Congress changes the law, that is. But since majorities in both houses...