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  • 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 · 5 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...

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • Gov. Brown to Sign Landmark Renewable Energy Law Wednesday

    10/07/2015 9:02:41 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 10/7/2915 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown will visit Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles Wednesday to sign legislation mandating that half of the states electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. The ambitious mandates of SB 350, championed by Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, were outlined by Brown in his inaugural address in January. But de Leons legislation was significantly watered down last month in the state Assembly, which stripped away a requirement that the state slash its gasoline use by 50 percent in the next 15 years. That provision sparked heated debate in Sacramento, thanks to opposition from...
  • Michelle Stirling: Paris is about saving green investors, not the Earth

    09/30/2015 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Recently, it was revealed that Volkswagen had been duping diesel-emissions tests on some of its high-end environmentally friendly cars. People were outraged. The CEO resigned. About the same time, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told the Alberta Chambers of Commerce that her province had better get its environmental house in order or it would have measures imposed upon it. She also said that Alberta has bad air.Really? I challenge that statement. In 2011, Canadas air was judged to be the third highest quality in the world. In 2006, Environment Canada reported that Red Deer was an unusual hot spot for poor...
  • UN says world waited too long to act on refugee crisis

    09/27/2015 10:34:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2015 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said on Saturday the world waited far too long to respond to the refugee crisis sparked by the wars in Syria and elsewhere, though rich countries now appear to understand the scale of the problem. "Unfortunately only when the poor enter the halls of the rich, do the rich notice that the poor exist," U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. "Until we had this massive movement into Europe,...
  • Another Climate Prediction Fizzles: Expected 200,000 people to "just hundreds"

    The hopes were so high back in August for a massive climate rally to support Pope Francis climate push. But reality has now sunk in. Climate Prediction: August 25, 2015: WaPo: For Pope Franciss D.C. visit, environmental rally of up to 200K planned Several environmental groups are planning a major climate rally that will draw hundreds of thousands to the National Mall on Sept. 24, the day Pope Francis speaks to Congress and is expected to address the public afterwards. The permit for the gathering which will make the moral case for reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to...
  • NFL owners sack taxpayers, line own pockets

    09/22/2015 12:37:10 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 22 replies
    The Wahington Times ^ | 21 September 2015 | Drew Johnson
    The winners are the NFLs 32 team owners, who managed to scam taxpayers out of $7 billion over the last 20 years to subsidize stadium construction and renovation schemes, according to a new report by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. That leaves taxpayers as the losers, forced to fork over their hard-earned money in a perverse corporate welfare scheme that amounts to welfare for billionaires.
  • The American Refugee Resettlement Scam

    09/20/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-15-2015 | James Simpson
    President Obama and his rancid leftist allies have subjected America to a blizzard of lies. Nothing that leaves his mouth even remotely parrots the truth, but typically stands truth on its head. The propaganda infrastructure spanning media, Hollywood, non-profit institutions and the halls of academia then erects a virtually impenetrable wall of disinformation to advance the lie. They have just foisted on us a deal with Iran that threatens to create a holocaust, the likes of which America, and perhaps the world, has never seen. As Iran chanted death to America and death to Israel, this deal somehow skirted the...
  • Donald Trump billed his University as a road to riches, but critics call it a fraud

    09/14/2015 4:09:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015 | Emma Brown
    They hoped to get rich off real estate, and who would be a better mentor than one of the richest men in the world? So they enrolled in Donald Trumps university to learn the tricks of the trade, some of them maxing out their credit cards to pay tens of thousands of dollars for insider knowledge they believed could make them wealthy. With Trump rising in the polls as the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, his brief foray into education is an episode and a business failure that remains far more obscure than other chapters of the...
  • The Huma Files: Feds investigated top Hillary Clinton aide for embezzlement

    09/09/2015 5:52:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/15 | John Soloman
    Federal investigators formally investigated top Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin for the crime of embezzlement after confirming she took a Babymoon vacation and maternity time at the State Department without expending her formal leave, resulting in thousands of dollars of pay she wasnt entitled to receive, The Washington Times has learned. The probe also gathered evidence she filed time sheets charging the government for impermissible overtime and excessive hours after she converted from a full-time federal employee to a State Department contractor. Those timecards were filed during a period that remains under investigation over questions about possible conflicts of...
  • Green Energy Execs Praised by Clinton Foundation Indicted for $54M Ponzi Scheme

    09/07/2015 6:06:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-5-15 | Lachlan Markey
    Executives of a Pennsylvania green energy company singled out for praise by Bill Clinton were arrested on fraud charges on Thursday in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme. The individuals are facing charges of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy over their roles in running a green energy company that authorities say was an elaborate $54 million Ponzi scheme, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutors said the trio lied to investors that their biochar technology and carbon-negative housing in Tennessee made millions, but they had almost no earnings and used the money to repay earlier investors and for themselves. The scam...
  • Ashley Madison Was the Greatest Scam Ever

    09/03/2015 5:16:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan V. Last
    You've probably now heard of Ashley Madison, a dating website set up explicitly for married people looking to have affairs. Their entire system got hacked--not just member accounts and credit-card info, but internal company data, too. And the most interesting stuff to come out of it isn't about Ashley Madison's clientele: It's about the company itself. Ashley Madison had always sounded like a scam to me. The site claimed 37 million users, which, if true, would be an enormous percentage of America's married population. (That would be roughly half of all married people between the ages of 25 and 55....
  • Pennsylvania launches online voter registration

    08/27/2015 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    abc27.com ^ | 08/27/2015 | Myles Snyder
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) State officials have launched Pennsylvanias online voter registration system. The online registration application, hosted by the Department of State, is available for use by eligible citizens at register.votesPA.com. The new site also allows registered voters to easily update their voter record with a change of name, address or party affiliation, and voters may use the site to ask for help at their polling place. Governor Tom Wolf, who promised online registration when he ran for the office last year, said it will make the voting experience more convenient and accessible.
  • Hillary Clinton Would Make College Even More Expensive

    In the days ahead, millions of kids will pack their bags and leave home (hopefully for good) to go to college. For parents experiencing this for the first time: welcome to the biggest financial scam in America. Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University and an expert on college costs, puts it very plainly: "Colleges and universities may be the least cost-efficient institutions in the United States. No industry, perhaps other than prostitution, has seen less productivity improvements than higher education." As the father of two college kids I can personally attest to the astonishing rip-off of college tuition...
  • Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, Pennsylvania Beauty Queen, Arrested After Allegedly Faking Cancer

    08/12/2015 10:55:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 12 august 2015 | Erik Ortiz
    A Pennsylvania beauty queen is facing felony charges for allegedly raising thousands of dollars from donors whom she tricked into believing she was battling cancer, police say. Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, a 23-year-old reigning Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International, was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property, NBC affiliate WJAC reported. Her bond was set at $150,000, and she remains jailed at the Centre County Correctional Facility. Pennsylvania State Police said they began looking into the case after receiving an anonymous letter. "When confronted with what the investigation revealed, the accused advised that she did not want...
  • IRS' tax scam still alive in North Texas

    08/11/2015 5:51:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    WFAA ^ | 8/11/2015 | David P. Willis
    DALLAS Despite the efforts of the IRS to contain it, a phone scam that's bilked individual taxpayers out of $14 million in phony tax debts continues to roll along. The scam has targeted at least 300,000 people, according to the IRS, and it may be gaining steam in North Texas. Dan Moore's been getting the robo-calls for two days. The recorded voice identifies itself as being from the "Internal Revenue Services (sic)." "The reason for this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you," the call continues. "It wasn't real friendly," Moore told...
  • Brother of Zimbabwe's lion Cecil appears alive and well: researcher

    08/01/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 1, 2015 | MACDONALD DZIRUTWE
    The brother of Cecil, the lion killed in Zimbabwe by an American hunter last month, is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride told Reuters, contradicting media reports that Jericho had been killed. "He looks alive and well to me as far as I can tell," said Brent Stapelkamp, field researcher for the Hwange Lion Research Project which is monitoring the lion with a GPS tag. A group called the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force posted on its Facebook page that Jericho had been killed at 4 p.m. on Saturday, a report picked up by some Western news media that was...
  • State Lotto Under Investigation After Caught Cheating on Live TV

    07/31/2015 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 31, 2015 | Bon Mots
    Caught cheating at Lotto on national television, the Serbian Lotto sweepstakes is now under investigation. Funny, they use the same machinery here in the USA too. Watch how the numbers appear on the screen on the LIVE broadcast before they are shown. Watch the consternation on the face of the spokesmodel. You can't win, if you don't play... LOL
  • How three enterprising Chechen ladies took ISIS for $3,300

    07/31/2015 12:29:16 PM PDT · by Marcus · 3 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Yahoo Travel reported on Wednesday that three women in Chechnya took ISIS for $3,300 before getting caught. They are now under investigation for Internet fraud, which seems to be illegal even when committed against the most fearsome terrorist army in modern times. The scam seems to be a combination of the Nigerian Prince con, in which a mark is fooled into giving the con artist large sums of money and catfishing, in which the mark strikes up an online romance with someone he thinks is an attractive woman (or man depending on the gender and preference of the mark.)

    07/31/2015 3:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The current feel-good push for a $15 an hour minimum wage has nothing to do with helping workers and everything to do with advancing the goals of the left wing, especially the labor movement. This is true despite the occasionally soaring rhetoric of President Obama amid the Left's incessant whining about "income inequality," itself a particularly un-American concept, an imaginary evil that dwells only in the nightmares of left-wingers. The fact gets lost that the minimum wage itself and continuing increases in the minimum wage hurt working people.
  • Angie's List revenue falls short, books loss

    07/22/2015 8:45:22 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 07/22/2015 | Angela Chen
    Angie's List Inc. said Wednesday its revenue grew 11%, but it was less than analysts had expected as gross paid membership additions fell 27% for the services marketplace and consumer-review company. Despite seeing revenue growth, Angie's List has posted mostly losses since going public in 2011, as expansion efforts have ratcheted up costs. In the most recent quarter, Angie's List booked a loss of $8.3 million, or 14 cents a share, compared with a loss of $18.4 million, or 31 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue grew to $87.3 million from $78.9 million.
  • Did Donald Trump Run a Scam University?

    07/16/2015 5:03:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In June 2009, Richard and Shelly Hewson paid the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, an educational venture owned by businessman and nowpresidential candidate Donald Trump, $21,490 for classes that promised to teach them how to flip homes for profit. They ponied up the high price because we had faith in Donald Trump, Richard wrote in a January 2015 affidavit. We thought that if this was his program, we would be learning to do real estate deals from his people who knew his techniques. What did the New Jersey couple get for shelling out more than $20,000 to a business bearing the famous...
  • 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 · 72 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 Dolezals 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. Im a conservative. I believe in accountability, he said. Global warming is not a matter of belief. Its a matter of facts. He added, We dont 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. Clintons 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 Hillarys 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 Schweizers meticulously researched new best-seller Clinton Cash (complete with 635 endnotes) delineates this ultimate power couples...
  • 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 planets 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 Sharptons 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. Als 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...