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  • Brownback’s plan to sweep more highway money faces pushback

    02/06/2017 8:07:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | January 14, 2017 | Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry
    Larry Hauth has a farm in Coffey County and a daughter in Wichita. Good roads are kind of important to him. So he’s disturbed by the ongoing and accelerating trend of the state taking money out of the highway fund to balance the rest of its budget. “One of the things Kansas has going for it, compared to our surrounding states, is our road system,” Hauth said. “When they built them in years past, they were thinking ahead. I don’t think we’re thinking ahead right now. We’re trying to tread water, at best.” Gov. Sam Brownback wants to take nearly...
  • Poll: Most see a Hillary Clinton victory and a fair count ahead

    10/25/2016 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 87 replies ^ | Oct 25 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Almost 7 in 10 voters nationwide say they think Hillary Clinton will win the presidency next month, but most say that if that happens, Donald Trump will not accept the results and concede, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Americans overall are more confident that the nation's votes for president will be cast and counted accurately this year than they were in 2008. Whatever the outcome, however, nearly 8 in 10 say that once all the states have certified their vote counts, the losing candidate has an obligation to accept the results and concede to the winner.

    07/09/2016 9:08:41 PM PDT · by MFOSGO · 116 replies
    My daughter was a thief. And what she stole was cold, hard cash. It began with money from a parent’s wallet. Then, from another parent’s wallet. It moved on to a twenty from her big brother’s desk drawer. And then singles from the babysitter’s purse. This happened a dozen times over. It was a pattern. It was serious, not incidental or of opportunity. The piece de resistance was pinching thirty dollars from a school mate’s back pack – she got wind that the wad was in there for a donation. Oh, and my daughter is seven. I freaked out. Explained...
  • Cruz snaring Trump's Arizona delegates

    04/04/2016 5:45:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 526 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/04/16 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz is out-hustling Donald Trump and looks set to ensure many Arizona delegates will defect to him in a convention floor fight. The Texas senator, who ever since Iowa has played a stealthy ground game in contrast to Trump's chaotic populism, is taking steps to snatch the Republican presidential nomination from The Donald at the convention in July. The New York businessman easily won last month's Arizona primary taking 47 percent to Cruz's 25 percent, scooping up all 58 of the state's delegates. That's nearly 5 percent of the 1,237 Trump needs for the nomination, and they're tied...
  • Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets' ('biting the hand' that fed her and Bubba?)

    07/05/2015 9:51:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/5/15 | BBC
    US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information. She accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America", and urged vigilance. US officials had named China as the chief suspect in the massive hack of the records of a US government agency earlier this year. China had denied any involvement, and called US claims "irresponsible".
  • N.C. Small Business Owner: IRS Seized More Than $100K From Me

    05/06/2015 1:13:52 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Ainsley Earhardt
    A North Carolina store owner is fighting to recover more than $100,000 from the IRS. The feds reportedly seized Lyndon McLellan’s life savings under a banking law designed to stop drug dealers and money laundering. The IRS accused McLellan of structuring – repeatedly depositing money in increments just under $10,000. The IRS had said it would no longer target deposits unless the money was involved in a separate illegal activity. McLellan, who owns L&M Convenience Mart in Fairmont, hasn’t been charged with anything, yet he hasn’t gotten his money back. “It took 13 years to get it and less than...
  • Report: The Chinese Government Is Stealing 10,000 Organs From Live Political Prisoners Every Year

    04/09/2015 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/15 | Josh Fatzick
    A Canadian documentary has alleged that the Chinese state is aware and approves of the removal of organs from live political prisoners, often without anesthetic. Some 10,000 political prisoners are reportedly killed each year, and at least one former worker is willing to testify to atrocities. The documentary, produced by Australia’s SBS Dateline, purports to show the gruesome details of the multi-billion dollar “organs-on-demand” transplant program, and how these Chinese hospitals remove organs from live patients, in some cases putting the people in incinerators before they had even died. The filmmaker, Leon Lee, in an interview with Australia’s, described...
  • Somalis push Minnesota officials to help after bank halts money transfers

    02/07/2015 6:08:27 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies ^ | 2/7/15 | ALLISON SHERRY
    Somalis living in the Twin Cities are begging Minnesota’s elected officials to help find a way to safely wire money back to families living in the Horn of Africa after a California bank abruptly ceased wiring cash to the troubled country over the weekend. The decision by Merchants Bank to stop that part of its operations last Friday caught Somalis, who use money service businesses to wire money abroad, off-guard in communities across the United States. Of the more than 30,000 Somali immigrants living in the Twin Cities, 80 percent of them use money service businesses to send money abroad,...
  • The Fed is deliberately stealing from savers

    10/24/2014 6:02:08 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 22 October 2014 | Chris Martenson
    Recently Janet Yellen expressed both concern and puzzlement over the rising wealth inequality in America. I found her speech to be disingenuous and disturbing. Why? Because it is the Fed’s very own policies that are driving the expansion of the wealth gap. Read Yellen’s speech. Either Yellen thinks we cannot be trusted with the truth (worrisome), or the Fed is clueless as to how its own policies operate (scarier). SNIP In a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Yellen said steady growth in inequality over the past several decades represents the most sustained rise since the 19th century....
  • Reid the Elder Dismisses Gifts Controversy at Presser...(Now up to $31,000)

    03/26/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Jon Ralston
    UPDATE, 7PM: Now there is $5,000 more from 2012. Total now $31,000. And now Reid is playing the aggrieved grandfather. Chutzpah: “My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down and knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough. “As I have already said, I am reimbursing my campaign for the amount spent on thank-you gifts produced by my granddaughter,...
  • A 69-Year-Old Man Is Still In The Mental Hospital He Entered After Stealing A $20 Necklace In 1971

    02/02/2014 11:25:27 AM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Yanoo Finance ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Lauren F Friedman
    In 1971, Franklin H. Frye was accused of stealing a $20 necklace from a woman on the street, and the court found him not guilty by reason of insanity. He was committed to Saint Elizabeths Hospital, where he has spent almost all of the past four decades, The Washington Times reports. His lawyers have been trying to free him for many years. In 2005, his lawyer asserted in a motion that "Mr. Frye has recovered his sanity and no longer suffers from a mental illness as defined by law." It wasn't the first time he's sought release.
  • Obama LEAVES Michelle in Hawaii as 50th 'birthday present' while he returns from two-week vacation

    01/05/2014 12:57:54 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Michelle Obama doesn't want jewelry or chocolates for her 50th birthday later this month. She wants to be alone. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Saturday after two weeks of vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He left with daughters Sasha and Malia. Michelle stayed behind. 'As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,' the White House explained in a statement. The First Lady turns the big 5 - 0 on January 17. The White House did not say how much...
  • Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone

    01/05/2014 6:19:17 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    CBS/Reuters January 5, 2014, 8: 26 AM Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time...
  • Boca Raton Toys 'R' Us theft: Video shows family stealing from store [Children Taught to Steal]

    11/15/2013 6:39:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 11/14/13 | Mollie Reynolds
    Surveillance video...shows a family of nine reportedly stealing from the Toys "R" Us..... young kids were instructed by their parents to undo security devices as the family walked out of the store....
  • International Monetary Fund Recommends Stealing Americans' Wealth Now!

    10/26/2013 7:07:44 AM PDT · by Errant · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 22 October 2013 | John DeMayo
    By now, most Americans realize what they have earned, built and own, no longer belongs to them. It will be taken unlawfully in the blink of any eye. Much like Washington, global parasites now want more of your income and wealth. The international elitists are coming for your stuff and many in our government---Democrat and Republican---are entertaining closed-door schemes designed to, once again, relieve Americans of their property. On October 9, 2013, from its perch in Washington D.C., the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report outlining its recommendations for immediate global wealth confiscation---specifically American wealth---and new capital controls and...
  • failed under light load testing just before launch

    10/22/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    For the three weeks of the ObamaCare exchange rollout debacle, the White House has tried to claim that the issues relate to the overwhelming popularity and web traffic at As late as yesterday, Barack Obama himself claimed that “the number of people who’ve visited the site has been overwhelming, which has aggravated some of these underlying problems,” in a speech that mentioned no other causes to the failure. Last night, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Health and Human Services tested the system just before launch with JUST A FEW HUNDRED concurrent connections — and experienced the...
  • IMF Proposing 10% Supertax Bail-in On All Eurozone Household Savings

    10/14/2013 8:49:02 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    IMF ^ | October 2013 | IMF
    The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a "capital levy" -- a one off tax on private wealth -- as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability. The appeal is that such a tax, if it is implemented before avoidance is possible and there is a belief that it will never be repeated, does not distort behavior (and may be seen by some as fair). There have been illustrious supporters, including Pigou, Ricardo, Schumpeter, and, until he changed his mind - Keynes. The conditions for success are strong, but also need to be...
  • Obama repackages Kenyan aid scheme

    06/10/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 7 replies
    WND ^ | June 10, 2013 | Steve Peaock
    After WND report, propaganda plan droppedThe Obama administration is relaunching a strategy to shift vast quantities of money from the United States to Kenya, even though the African nation was stripped of a propaganda plan that was uncovered in a series of WND reports a year ago. WND reported June 20, 2012, that the Obama administration’s spending in Kenya had become so voluminous that the U.S. Agency for International Development was asking for more contractors to oversee the work. The propaganda plan, an addition to the project, explained “targeted opinion leaders” must be used to exert influence on the ideas......
  • Illinois Illegally Seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto's Roundup; Kills Remaining Queens

    05/28/2013 7:52:57 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 117 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Kristan Harris
    The Illinois Ag Dept. illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News. Behind the obvious violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto. Ingram was researching Roundup’s effects on bees, which he’s raised for 58 years. “They ruined 15 years of my research,” he told Prairie Advocate, by stealing most of hisstock.
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, “Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept. (Huma Abedin)

    05/16/2013 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a Democrat, prepares for a mayoral run in New York City. Politico...
  • Rep. King: Holder, Vilsack Knew Pigford Claims Fraudulent

    05/02/2013 12:24:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of knowing that women and minority farmers fraudulently claimed discrimination to receive taxpayer-funded settlements, and they knowingly initiated more programs to facilitate more of these payments. "It is my sense they know what they are doing," King said on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. "That's a heavy statement, but they knew what they were doing. They knew these were fraudulent claims." King said as he "watched the actions of the USDA" under Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and the Justice Department under Attorney...
  • STEALTH REPARATIONS: NY Times confirms Obama administration behind billions in fraudulent payments

    04/28/2013 7:18:43 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Director blue ^ | April 28, 2013 | Doug Ross
    It's not often that I'll write approvingly of an article in The New York Times, but for Sharon LaFraniere's masterful deconstruction of the Pigford Scandal, I'll make an exception. Pigford, you may recall, was first exposed by Andrew Breitbart and because of it he was sued, dismissed and lampooned by the Democrat-Media Complex. The term vindication was invented for situations like this. Ever since the Clinton administration agreed in 1999 to make $50,000 payments to thousands of black farmers, the Hispanics and women had been clamoring in courtrooms and in Congress for the same deal. They argued, as the African-Americans...
  • If the leader of the free world can lie with such impunity we are doomed

    02/17/2013 12:30:30 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 17, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Earlier this week in his State of the Union address President Obama made some observations on climate change so brimming with falsehoods I'm surprised his nose didn't fall off. It really doesn't matter where he himself was deliberately lying or whether he was merely lending the gravitas of his office to the deliberate lies of others. The point is that the President of the USA has access to any number of fact checkers and advisers and if he stands up and addresses the nation with a farrago of complete untruths then the buck stops with him. This dissembling and mendacity...
  • Islamists Stealing Christian Children to Train as Suicide Bombers

    02/11/2013 9:45:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/11/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that 19 children, who were to be sold to fundamentalist Islamic boarding schools (madrassas), have been rescued. Traffickers lied to the children’s parents, saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to various madrassas. Students from Dhaka University discovered the children and rescued them. This is not the first instance of Christian children being trafficked to madrassas, as upwards of 150 children have been rescued from similar situations since July 2012.
  • Welcome to the Salazar Wilderness

    12/11/2012 10:10:21 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2012 | MICHAEL MORITZ
    Shame on the Interior Department for trying to drum a family-owned enterprise out of business. After a seaside area has been designated as wilderness, when is it considered pristine enough by Washington's standards? Is it after airplanes have been banned from flying over it? After electricity pylons and telephone cables have been removed, cars and bikers prohibited, the roads torn up? When hikers are forbidden access to trails, and kayakers, sailors and snorkelers banished from the water? When eucalyptus trees and other foreign species are eradicated? Or only after Miwok Indians' arrowheads have been excavated and placed in a museum?...
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • Vanity: Enemy of the State

    11/24/2012 4:33:34 PM PST · by chrisser · 149 replies
    My wife and I were at my parents for Thanksgiving, along with my sister. During dinner conversation, we discovered my sister was an enthusiastic Obama supporter. Unfortunately, the conversation ended up in a long political argument. My parents refused to say how they voted, but it was pretty obvious they're drinking the Koolaide too, along with my brother, who wasn't there. As you can imagine, I've been thinking a lot about this since. There's more than a little bit of regret I have from the conversation, but beyond that, I think it was the first time I've actually come face...
  • How To Steal the 2012 Election

    10/01/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT · by pansgold · 11 replies
    X / I / MMXII | pansgold
    1.) Democrats have hired thousands of lawyers and positioned them in voter districts, ready to file suits. 2.) Democrats will work with groups like ACORN, registering non-citizens and convicted felons and encourage them to vote multiple times. They will watch for recent deaths in local obituaries and then vote again using the dead voter’s name. 3.) Democrat leftist pollsters over-sample Democrats to show Obama is way ahead of Romney in local polls. They use flawed methodology from past elections. 4.) Democrats file multiple suits against states that are trying to require proof of voter identification to prove voter citizenship and...
  • Vanity - 2016 - No Longer on Youtube - Ethics?

    09/22/2012 2:08:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies video ^ | September 21, 2012
    The Movie 2016 was discovered hidden on youtube and now LionsGate has had Youtube pull it. Did viewers this morning conclude this was an approved posting? Fine to share the link. Really? Any hypocrisy? Unethical?
  • [DEM] House candidate admits taking [STEALING] items from grocery store

    09/20/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | Sep 14, 2012 | Charles Ashby
    The same day she officially became a candidate for House District 58, Tammy Theis was issued a citation on suspicion of shoplifting last week. The Democrat admitted to the Sept. 6 incident, saying she mistakenly placed a handful of items in an empty box she had under her cart and forgot all about them when she went through the checkout line. The Montrose resident said she was distracted at the time, trying to get boxes to help her father move into an assisted living center while doing her normal grocery shopping at the same time.
  • Deval Patrick holds steady on EBT abuse

    04/24/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies ^ | 04/24/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Gov. Deval Patrick, who was first briefed on a long-running EBT-abuse investigation only hours before last week’s raids, defended the taxpayer-funded program again yesterday. Questioned about whether last week’s 53 arrests had changed his view of the program’s problems, Patrick responded: “This is a really important program. I think most people know that it provides modest benefits that help people with their housing, their employment, their education needs and obviously when that’s abused, that’s concerning to me, as it is to anyone else.” In recent weeks, Patrick had dismissed the Herald’s coverage of the welfare card issue as “the Herald...
  • An Open Letter to the Obama Campaign.

    02/27/2012 11:34:49 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Power Line Blog. Com ^ | 02/26/12 | Philip Ellender
    An open letter to the Obama campaign Byron Tau reports at Politico that the Koch Companies have released a response to the Obama campaign’s fundraising letter of this past Friday directly assaulting the Koch brothers and their business. John wrote about the disgusting nature of the Obama capping fundraising letter here, alternately quoting from and responding to it. It is a letter that comes straight out of the Alinsky playbook. Tau links to the Koch Companies’ response, a letter to the Obama campaign from Phillip Ellender, head of Government Affairs and Public Relations at the Koch Companies. It seems to...
  • The Bain Capital Bonfire

    01/11/2012 5:04:47 PM PST · by PAR · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/11/12 | OpEd
    About the best that can be said about the Republican attacks on Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital is that President Obama is going to do the same thing eventually, so GOP primary voters might as well know what's coming. Yet that hardly absolves Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and others for their crude and damaging caricatures of modern business and capitalism.
  • MoveOn Needs Your Money Boo, Hoo!

    12/21/2011 2:44:17 PM PST · by STD · 7 replies
    MoveOn Donation Appeal ^ | 12/21/11 | vanity
    Dear FReepers, Sun tsu cautioned smart leaders to 'keep your friends close, your enemies even closer' Besides, it's always fun to know what's happening inside your opponent's camp. For that reason, I volunteer time and contribute money to MoveOn, the community Presidential 'brownshirts' and true believers. So, after almost 500 daily emails from MoveOn, I was quite taken a back and concerned by their latest e-mail, parts of which I've posted below.
  • Stealing as Policy, from the Iron Curtain to Robert Byrd

    11/25/2011 4:43:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/25/2011 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    History often repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you may have a chance of seeing that reenactment with your own eyes. “Stealing from capitalists is our duty,” I repeatedly heard Nikita Khrushchev shout. “Don’t raise your eyebrows, Comrades. I intentionally used the word steal. We have a historical duty to steal from capitalists.” “Stealing from capitalists is our historical duty,” I also often heard my former boss, Nicolae Ceausescu, shout as he banged the table with true Khrushchev-like fervor. Both leaders rose to lead their countries without ever having earned a single penny...
  • Woman Accused Of Stealing Hearse

    09/21/2011 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A West Virginia woman is accused of stealing a hearse containing a body from a funeral home. Beckley police tell media outlets the hearse's driver left the vehicle's door ajar and the engine running outside a local funeral Tuesday while he went to unlock the door to the building. Angela Dehart, of Beaver, is accused of taking the hearse and driving it home. Police found the hearse and the body a couple hours later. Police say the 23-year-old Dehart told investigators she and another person had been in the area in another vehicle. She got out of...
  • 'Bernie Madoff of campaign finance' charged with stealing from Democrats (Kinde Durkee)

    09/17/2011 5:59:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Link only - 'Bernie Madoff of campaign finance' charged with stealing from Democrats
  • Chicago Public Schools Principal Kenneth Staral Spends Thousands of Taxpayer Money on Travel

    09/01/2011 11:12:45 PM PDT · by Impy · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Chicago ^ | 8-30-11 | FOX Chicago//Better Government Investigation
    Chicago - Here's a Chicago Public Schools math problem: a system hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, inner-city schools so strapped teachers are digging into their own pockets for supplies, yet on the Gold Coast there's a principal spending thousands to trot around the globe in luxury. Does that add up? Ogden International School Principal Kenneth Staral, who makes $142,000 per year, created an international studies program at the neighborhood school several years ago to teach students about countries, cultures and issues around the world. That program has since expanded to a high school on the Near West Side....
  • Video: Flash Mob Robberies Continue [all-female this time in DC]

    08/19/2011 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Justaham · 80 replies
    For the second time in a week, a flash mob robbed a convenience store in our area. Could it be a new trend in the Washington region? In the latest incident, 10 women stormed the Shop Express convenience store along Benning Road in northeast Washington at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday. They loaded up on food, drinks and snacks at different parts of the store. Some of the women were carrying bags to hold some of the items. Then they all rushed out of the store at the same time without paying. Employees said that each of the women stole about...
  • Obama to RAISE 10-year DEFICIT to $9 TRILLION

    07/27/2011 4:10:32 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | Fri Aug 21, 2009 | Jeff Mason
    Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion By Jeff Mason, WASHINGTON, Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:50pm EDT (Reuters) - The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday. The higher deficit figure, based on updated economic data, brings the White House budget office into line with outside estimates and gives further fuel to President Barack Obama's opponents, who say his spending plans are too expensive in light of budget shortfalls. The White House took heat for sticking with...
  • Labor Department union treasurer accused of stealing thousands from union account

    07/16/2011 9:43:31 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-16-11 | Emily Gurnon
    The treasurer of the AFSCME union at the state Department of Labor and Industry drained the union's bank account of more than $13,000, a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court alleges. Carrie Christine Rohling, 42, of White Bear Lake told fellow employees in Local 2672 that she had a drinking and prescription drug problem. She was charged with two counts of felony theft. "I know it was wrong for me to do that," Rohling said Friday when contacted by a reporter. "I was still thinking I could pay these guys back before they would even notice it was...
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Europe 'stealing Iran's rain'

    05/21/2011 6:58:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 5/21/11 | Barney Henderson
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Western countries of plotting to "cause drought" in Iran by using high tech equipment to drain the clouds of raindrops. Moments after the Iranian president made the startling claim at the inauguration of a dam in a central province, it started to rain. "Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran," Mr Ahmadinejad said in the city of Arak in Markazi province. "According to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump" their water on their continent,...
  • Former state employee charged with stealing $1.9 million in state funds

    01/08/2011 6:30:08 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 1-7-11 | KARE 11
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A former auditor with the Minnesota Department of Revenue was charged Friday in Minneapolis Federal Court, by way of an Information, with creating false tax refunds and using those refund proceeds for personal benefit.
  • On the anniversary of Climategate the Watermelons show their true colours

    11/20/2010 9:09:57 AM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | November 19, 2010 | James Delingpole
    Watermelons: green on the outside, red on the inside. This is the theme of my forthcoming book on the controlling, poisonously misanthropic and aggressively socialistic instincts of the modern environmental movement. So how very generous that two of that movement’s leading lights should have chosen the anniversary of Climategate to prove my point entirely. The first comes courtesy of German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer who has openly admitted what some of us have been saying for some time: that “Climate Change” has nothing to do with man’s modest and thoroughly unthreatening contribution to global mean temperatures, nor even...
  • Laying the Ground for Widespread Vote Fraud Part Two (Axelrod Suggests Dem Upset- so Stay Up Late)

    10/21/2010 2:30:44 PM PDT · by STD · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/21/10 | real clear politics
    Axelrod Suggests Dem's Stay Up late for an Upset on Election Night; that's the headline today folks. What does ace Dem insider and Obama Campaign Chairman know that the media, the pundits and the rest of the voting public doesn't? The second shoe to drop came today. Confirmation that Operation Stealing the Midterm Election 2010 is in full swing. Today, Fox News reported that an unprecidented number of absentee ballots have already been cast. The Former Speaker of the House reported that it's typically the DEMOCRATS who take advantage of Absentee Ballots, because of lower ballot security. If you believe...
  • Colgate Accused of Stealing Thousand-Year-Old Toothpaste

    10/21/2010 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Fox News (Orlando) ^ | Updated: Thursday, 21 Oct 2010, 11:18 AM EDT | (NewsCore)
    (NewsCore) - A legal dispute between the U.S. and India over a herbal toothpaste was leaving a bitter aftertaste between the two countries Thursday, with Colgate Palmolive accused of filing a bogus patent. Colgate, the world’s largest producer of toothpaste, patented a toothcleaning powder in the hope that it would take the multibillion-dollar Indian oral hygiene market by storm. However, Indian activists claim that the patent is bogus because the ingredients -- including clove oil, camphor, black pepper and spearmint -- have been used for the same purpose for hundreds, “if not thousands,” of years on the subcontinent.
  • Spanish police close public beach for Michelle Obama's £250,000 Spanish holiday

    08/06/2010 12:36:58 PM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies
    daily mail UK ^ | Aug 6, 2010 | mail foreign servuce
    Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering £50,000 a day. The First Lady has been lambasted for her extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a modern-day Marie Antoinette. And her critics will be further annoyed when they learn that the president's wife had a Spanish beach closed off today so that she, her daughter and their entourage could go for a swim. Spanish police cleared off a stretch...
  • Nev. woman accused of stealing wine while topless

    05/22/2010 6:21:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 2,342+ views
    hosted ^ | May 22
    MINDEN, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada woman is accused of stealing a bottle of wine from a store while she was topless and intoxicated. Brandi Smith, of Gardnerville, acknowledged her behavior was "mind-boggling" during an appearance Wednesday before a judge to face charges of indecent exposure, felony drunken driving and burglary.
  • TSA Agent Accused of Stealing Cash from Wheelchair-Bound Woman

    05/19/2010 3:54:01 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies · 1,423+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 19 May 10 | BRIAN THOMPSON and JONATHAN DIENST
    A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing $400 dollars from a wheelchair bound passenger as she passed through a security checkpoint at Newark Airport. Leroy Ray allegedly went into the disabled woman's bag as it passed through the X-ray machine. Ray was caught on surveillance video on February 3, 2010, reaching into the woman's bag to steal an envelope of cash, according to a criminal complaint. The fiftyish year old woman, investigators said, was from North Jersey and was flying out of Newark to visit relatives overseas.