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  • 591M went to ECOT over local school districts -- of that nearly $9.6M came from TPS

    06/07/2018 8:05:06 PM PDT · by madison10 · 3 replies
    WTOL ^ | 6/6/2018 | Staff
    OHIO (WTOL) - The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) scandal has grown thanks to new data that shows that $591 million of taxpayer money went to ECOT over local school districts. Innovation Ohio (IO) released new data on Wednesday that showed how much money each Ohio school district lost to the online charter school since 2012...
  • Feds: #Resistance Icons Ran ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Clearinghouse

    05/22/2018 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05.22.18 9:43 AM ET | LACHLAN MARKAY
    In late 2016, federal agents showed up at the Fort Myers, Florida, homes of brothers Brian and Edward Krassenstein, seizing computers and financial records, and hauling off with “at least 20 to 30 bundles of stuff.” At the time, the story was just a notable blip on local media’s crime blotter. But in the two years since, the Krassensteins have become more than a pair of local businessmen. They’re now prominent members of the online anti-Trump “resistance.” According to the feds, they also, until recently, ran websites that propped up fraudulent online financial scams. Law-enforcement officials last year seized nearly...
  • If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

    04/24/2018 5:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger
    Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening. In fact, it’s the opposite. Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar panels per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind turbines per watt declined by 50 percent. And yet — during the same period — the price of electricity in...
  • Facebook’s biggest Black Lives Matter page reportedly a ‘scam’ tied to middle-aged white Australian

    04/09/2018 11:10:52 PM PDT · by Trillian · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook … was fake news. Citing “a review of the page and associated accounts and websites,” CNN reported Monday that the page titled Black Lives Matter “was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia.” The official Black Lives Matter page ( has less than 330,000 “Likes” and “Follows.” According to CNN, the Australian page had more than twice that many. Facebook had suspended the Australian page by the time of CNN’s Monday report, but only because, CNN claimed, “it had suspended a user account that administrated the page.” The...
  • POLL: Should the 2020 Census ask about citizenship

    04/01/2018 7:23:02 AM PDT · by tellw · 52 replies
    Keizer Times ^ | 4/1/2018 | Anon
    Poll at link.
  • Stormy Daniels Lawyer: We Would Consider a Settlement

    03/30/2018 7:08:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2018 | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    The attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels suggested his client would be open to settling her lawsuit against President Trump outside of court. “If they came to you with a settlement in this case, would you accept it?” CBS This Morning‘s Anthony Mason asked attorney Michael Avenatti. “I think we would consider it; I would converse with my client. It would depend on the terms of a settlement,” Avenatti responded. “But at this point, I don’t see how the case gets resolved short of the truth coming out.” Daniels, 39, is suing Trump over a non-disclosure agreement stemming from an...
  • Theranos: Ok, It Was A Scam

    03/14/2018 10:42:48 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | March 14, 2018 | Karl Denninger
    Theranos: Ok, It Was A Scam How do you make nearly three quarters of a billion dollars? Lie, cheat and scam. The penalty when you get caught? $500,000, or less than one thousandth of what you stole -- and not one second of prison time. "Theranos Inc. and its founder Elizabeth Holmes agreed to settle U.S. allegations that they raised more than $700 million from investors through an elaborate fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about their technology, business and financial performance. .... Holmes agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to resolve the case, surrender voting control...

    03/13/2018 12:14:34 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 36 replies
    Self ^ | 3/13/2018 | Dick Bachert
    Hope you're all staying warm this Ides of March? A bit chilly where you are? I suspect Algore is becoming a tad frosty AND grumpy since his Globalist, NWO GLOBALONEY WARMING SCAM is falling apart before his eyes. Not to worry about old Al. The $500 million or so he's scammed over the years will allow him to stay snug - not to mention crazy - as the proverbial bedbug he's become. (Am I the only voter who believes that Trump has understood all that from the get go and why he pulled out of the Paris Accord and will...
  • Idaho Teachers and Students Win Climate Change Debate

    03/09/2018 9:32:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 48 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    After several years of often rancorous debate—and more back-and-forth action than a beach restoration project Idaho lawmakers finally have decided that climate change will be taught in Idaho schools. “It’s a wonderful thing for for our state and its students!” said Coeur d’Alene environmental science teacher Jamie Esler, who served on a state committee of award-winning educators, parents, and scientists that developed the K12 science standards.The science standards developed by the highly qualified committee, over painstaking months of work, maintain “integrity around the science of climate,” and will enable Idaho science teachers to fully educate their students about human-caused climate...
  • Bitcoin Could Bounce Back Big-Time in 2018: Analyst

    02/18/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2018 | Ed Zwirn
    Despite its price plunge, some diehard bitcoin aficionados still say the beleaguered cryptocurrency could hit six figures by year’s end. Tone Vays, a New York-based cryptocurrency analyst and blockchain consultant, has been among those arguing that the wild swings in bitcoin value since its debut in 2009 at less than a penny could mean that an even greater upswing may be possible this year. “Right now I think that bitcoin should still go down in price, but it will recover,” says Vays. “$100K this year is possible, but that’s very high. I put the current fair value at $25,000.”
  • IRS warns that tax preparer and refund scam is getting worse

    02/14/2018 9:00:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | By KATHY KRISTOF
    A tax scam aimed at stealing consumer refunds has ballooned, with the IRS reporting that the number of potential victims has soared from a few hundred to "several thousand in just days." Uncovered in the first week of filing season, the con appears to have started in tax preparers' offices, where infected computers provided access to complete return data on thousands of consumers. The crooks are using the purloined data - including Social Security numbers, dependents data and even bank account information - to file refund claims on behalf of the victimized taxpayers. The IRS does not know how many...
  • T-Mobile Port Out Scam Alert

    02/08/2018 12:05:59 PM PST · by vespa300 · 15 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Linzi Sheldon
    The Better Business Bureau has issued a nationwide alert as a scam stealing thousands of dollars from T-Mobile customers expands.
  • Vanity: Was it a scam?

    02/01/2018 11:06:05 AM PST · by Snowybear · 56 replies
    Self | 2/1/2018 | Snowybear
    Excuse the vanity but I'm banned from Farcebook for another 2 days and I have to get advice. I had an adjustable bed for sale on craigslist. I get contacted by someone, says he'll send a check and he will have movers come and get it once I cash the check. I get a check today for $2,000 more than I asked for. I contact him and he says the extra is for the movers who are coming to get the bed and that they had to be paid upon pick-up. He says he mentioned this, he never did or...
  • Treasury check scam happening now?

    01/24/2018 3:59:12 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 36 replies
    Mailed Treasury Check ^ | 24 January 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Received a fake Treasury check in the mail today with no letter or anything to indicate as to why it was sent. Didn't put my name correctly per the government records (missed a little tidbit I won't mention here). When people cash these checks, the check is returned to whoever sent it per the routing info with your endorsement signature and your account number. Don't fall for it. Micro printing on the endorsement line, but not on the edge of Liberty's garment. Biggest warning sign of all is that I haven't filed my taxes yet and have no reason to...
  • Brooklyn pizzeria serves up ‘Tide Pod’ inspired pies as alternative to viral challenge

    01/23/2018 2:15:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    WGN ^ | JANUARY 21, 2018
    One New York pizzeria is serving up a safer alternative to the viral "Tide Pod challenge": slices topped with blue and orange swirls that look just like the laundry detergent pods, WPIX reports. Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn is poking fun at the latest absurd trend sweeping the nation, where young people eat the detergent pods on camera and then upload a video of the deed to social media. As the craze has caught on, the American Association of Poison Control Centers says it has seen a sharp increase in calls for intentional exposure to laundry packets. Vinnie's co-owner Sean Berthiaume...
  • How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list (truc)

    01/15/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by shortstop · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 01/15/18 | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He lived well, paying $25,000 a month for a Spanish Colonial Revivalin a gated community near Laguna Beach, Calif. He also employed a personal chef, drove a couple of Mercedes, and maintained a gambling account at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Jones sustained his lifestyle by spamming people with robo-calls....
  • The Children's Climate Lawsuit Against The Children

    01/14/2018 11:45:49 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    investors' Business Daily ^ | January 14, 2018 | by BENJAMIN ZYCHER
    Litigation may be as American as apple pie, but some lawsuits are so destructive that they stand out even among the hugely expensive wreckage wrought by our legal system. The most prominent current example is the "children's" climate lawsuit (Juliana v U.S.): A group of kids, including "future generations, through their guardian Dr. James Hansen," claim that the government's actions and failures to act have caused climate change, thus violating the youngest generation's constitutional rights to life, liberty and property, and have failed to protect essential public trust resources. I leave the numerous legal issues to the lawyers, although precisely...
  • Victim of Gift Card Scheme Says He Was Penalized for Trying to Get His Money Back

    01/12/2018 10:40:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 1/12 | Wayne Carter
    A North Texas man says he was a victim of a gift card scam and that he was penalized when he tried to get his money back. Tracey Sanders is a huge football fan. His love for the game is seen in the banners and jerseys all over his home. You can usually find him in front of the big screen, during football season, catching the game. "I stick with DirecTV because of the NFL package, the football game package," said Sanders. Just before the holidays he got a phone call and recognized the 877 number on the caller ID...
  • Pelosi: Dems Will Use MLK Day to Organize ‘Teach-Ins’ on GOP ‘Tax Scam’

    01/12/2018 7:17:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/11/17 | Paul Crookston
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that her party will be using the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hold events criticizing Republicans' tax reform law. Speaking at a press conference, Pelosi said that, while a similar push against repealing Obamacare worked well last year, the tax reform bill has already become law. Still, she justified her push to discount the tax plan by noting that King supported equality and therefore would support Democrats' vision of "economic equality" through higher taxes on the wealthy. "This year on Martin Luther King weekend, we honor his commitment...
  • There Is Only One Business: SCAM

    01/11/2018 8:35:34 AM PST · by Wolfie · 28 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | O1/11/18 | Karl Denniger
    There Is Only One Business: SCAM You either steal, rob, lie, launder money and otherwise rip people off or you go out of business. The only exception? If you're small enough not to attract any of the so-called "great businesses" attention. You can run a bar. You can run a small restaurant (as long as it doesn't compete with any of those large firms.) You might be able to run a small consulting outfit. Otherwise, forget it. You can't emulate their game because you will get prosecuted. They will not. Investors will not care and thus the so-called "efficient market"...