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  • Watchdog: IRS struggles with budget cuts as taxpayers struggle with ID theft, Obamacare

    07/26/2015 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/15/15 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    **SNIP** Overall, only 37 percent of people who called the IRS seeking to talk to a person reached one, the report said. That's the lowest rate over the past decade, by far. For those who got through, the average time on hold was 23 minutes. About 50 million callers reached out to the IRS for help during the tax season. Help lines were so overloaded that the system hung up on 8.8 million callers, the report said. That's a huge jump from last year, when the IRS hung up on 544,000 callers. The IRS calls the hang-ups "courtesy disconnects," because...
  • Surveillance Shows Teens Stealing Weapons From Orlando Gun Show (great video at link)

    07/13/2015 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 62 replies
    Surveillance video, obtained by Channel 9 shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend. According to Orlando police, nearly 20 guns were taken from one of the gun show booths after the show closed for the day on July 6. Police said the weapons include handguns and rifles, and those guns are still on the streets. Channel 9's Kathi Belich learned the group of burglars got into the building through a door on the east end of the main building by smashing...
  • Teachers union treasurer in New Jersey pleads guilty to theft

    07/05/2015 7:56:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | July 3, 2015 | Carl Horowitz
    BARNEGAT, N.J. – Teachers unions during the past decade have known their share of scandal. Add the case of Wayne Wedderman Jr. to the list. This Monday, June 29, Wedderman, treasurer of the Barnegat Education Association, pleaded guilty in Ocean County, New Jersey Superior Court to theft from the union. He had been arrested last November for stealing roughly a combined $23,000 from two union accounts in the wake of a county probe begun the previous month. A grand jury in February subsequently indicted Wedderman on two counts of thefts and one count of computer theft. Sentencing is scheduled for...
  • Abortion activist throws pro-life signs off overpass

    07/02/2015 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifedynamics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    An abortion rights activist stole the signs of a pro-life group and then threw them over the highway overpass where the demonstration was held. Members of Protest ABQ were attacked on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM while conducting a peaceful overpass demonstration to educate the public about abortion. The group uses posters of the abortion victims to show what abortion does to the unborn child in the womb. “Protest ABQ conducts weekly overpass protests to peacefully expose the violence that abortion inflicts on pre-born children in the womb,” Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ told Life Dynamics....
  • Supreme Court says program that takes raisins from farmers is unconstitutional

    06/22/2015 7:46:00 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 112 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2015 — 9:30am | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. The justice said Monday that forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.
  • Shoplifters Spotted Shoving Hamburgers Down Pants

    06/18/2015 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 18, 2015
    Two men California were sort of shuffling around a supermarket without purchasing anything. One of the men was wearing very baggy pants, and store employees later told police that it was obvious something had been shoved inside his trousers. When the staff confronted him, his pants fell down, revealing ill-gotten hamburgers.
  • Farmer's savings among police seizures that paid for Montana K-9 unit

    06/01/2015 8:35:00 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    Casper Star ^ | May 31, 2015 | Alison Noon
    Lorenzo Ayala saved more than $16,000 to buy tractor parts while on a road trip to Montana to visit a woman he met online, but he ended up unwittingly contributing it to the state's first K-9 unit. Ayala forfeited his wad of cash after a state trooper became suspicious that the California farmer's generous amount of cologne, cluttered car and disputed criminal history were signs of drug trafficking. Ayala, of Palo Alto, was never charged with a crime — but Montana kept his money. This year, Montana became the fourth state to overhaul what activists call "policing for profit." Beginning...
  • Vast warehouse tucked away in Alabama that is filled with America's lost luggage

    05/31/2015 7:40:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 31, 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottboro, Alabama, sells lost stuff Buys bags en masse from travel companies if they can't be returned Discounts 20 to 80 per cent from items spanning dresses to iPads It's a paradise for bargain-hunters - filled to the rafters with electronics, clothes, musical instruments and jewelry, sold with as much as 80 per cent of the value lopped off. Inside, crowds of shoppers pore over the gear - some of it practically brand new - in the hope of giving the best finds a new home. In an earlier life, all the items were checked...
  • Eau Claire County Board Chair says alleged theft is "violation of public trust"

    05/19/2015 9:50:12 AM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    WQOW News 18 ^ | May 18, 2015 9:43 AM CST | Emily Valerio
    Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A new week brings disheartening news to the taxpayers of Eau Claire County. The former Eau Claire County Treasurer and his assistant have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the criminal complaint, they took more than $625,000 from the county between 2011 and 2013. Larry Lokken and Kay Onarheim have both been charged with 11 counts of felony theft, as well as three counts each of misconduct in the office. They were arrested by the Eau Claire Police Department on Thursday and have been in jail since then. The two...
  • It's too easy to steal an Apple Watch

    05/14/2015 10:55:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/14/2015
    Anyone who steals an Apple Watch can -- in about 20 seconds -- simply reset it and make it their own. That's because the way Apple designed the Apple Watch makes it surprisingly easy to override your passcode and completely wipe it clean. You can set up a passcode on the Apple Watch. But -- get ready for this -- anyone can just hold down the "Power Off" button, then select and erase all the data on the Watch. By contrast, the iPhone has certain features that make it less desirable for criminals. If you set it up just right,...
  • 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former president’s long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton family’s charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • Obamacare for Your IRA

    04/27/2015 3:06:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/27/15 | John Berlau
    Is Jonathan Gruber — the MIT economist who seemingly dropped out of public view after he was caught on camera bragging about how he and other Obamacare architects misled the American public — now advising the Department of Labor? No evidence indicates that he is, but the authors of DOL’s sweeping new seven-part group of regulations that would sharply curtail choices of assets and investment strategies in 401(k)s, IRAs, and other savings plans appear to share Gruber’s mindset on the “stupidity of the American voter” (a revelation that Rich Lowry aptly described as “an unvarnished look into the progressive mind,...
  • Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

    04/14/2015 1:21:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2015 | By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine CNN
    MIAMI (CNN) - Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags. What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely onto planes. "It's a problem we all face," said police Lt. Pete Estis. "We will continue to be proactive until we can see that the claims of pilfering through luggage will actually decrease."And these insider...
  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits (means-testing)

    04/14/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jill Colvin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of major restructuring plan announced ahead of a likely presidential bid. The Republican is set to deliver a speech Tuesday in New Hampshire outlining his ideas on reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — so-called entitlement programs. As part of the plan, he'll propose phasing out Social Security payments for those making more than $80,000 in other income and eliminating them for those making $200,000...
  • NYPD Detective Suspended After Video Appears to Show Him Pocketing Cash During Police Raid

    04/09/2015 3:12:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    A New York Police Department detective has been suspended after a Brooklyn deli owner uncovered security camera footage that appears to show the officer pocketing nearly $3,000 in cash during a raid earlier this month, police said.The detective, Ian Cyrus, 49 years old, has been suspended pending an internal affairs investigation into the April 3 incident, NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said Thursday.“That video combined with an allegation of theft is enough to warrant an investigation,” Mr. Davis said. “It’s good enough to support taking appropriate action at the time. The video is indicative of activity that requires more investigation.”Detective Cyrus...
  • IRS Chief Scoffs at Idea Agency Could Be Abolished [semi-satire]

    04/06/2015 11:44:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2015 | John Semmens
    IRS commissioner John Koskinen laughed at the idea that Congress could abolish the IRS. "The Tea Party types may have wet dreams over the prospect of eliminating the IRS, but it's not going to happen," Koskinen gibed. "Too many congressmen on both sides of the aisle want the funds our agency extracts from taxpayers. One of the big attractions to holding office is the ability to dole out money to favored constituents. Hampering the IRS in any way would put a kink in that pipeline." "The main gripe average people have with our agency is the complexity of the tax...
  • Rat Crime ... Kansas Thug Gets 11 Years for Stealing Wedding Ring Off of Dying Woman at Taco Bell

    04/04/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 92 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 31, 2015 | AMY RENEE LEIKER
    Man who stole wedding ring off dying woman’s finger at Taco Bell sentenced to 11 years A Wichita man will spend more than 11 years in prison for stealing a wedding ring and other items from a woman who was dying from a brain aneurysm in a Taco Bell drive-through in December 2013. Sedgwick County District Judge Christopher Magana ordered Daquantrius Johnson to serve the 136-month term consecutive to other sentences he received for crimes committed while on felony probation in a 2013 burglary case. The sentences in those cases totaled 111 months, which means Johnson, 21, will be incarcerated...
  • Man accused of stealing Maserati, taking friends for ride

    04/03/2015 9:43:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2015 | Kate Jacobson
    Riviera Beach man stole a Maserati, police said, and took his friends for a spin before being arrested by Palm Beach Gardens police. According to an arrest report, Byron Desravines, 19, was spotted by officers in a Maserati just after 1 p.m. Thursday on the corner of PGA and RCA boulevards after police got a hit on the car's license plate that it was stolen.
  • Let innocent victims reclaim their property

    04/01/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-15 | Lee McGrath and Meagan Forbes
    Can law enforcement seize an innocent person's property? If you think the answer is no, just ask David Laase. In May 2006, he received an unexpected phone call at 1 a.m. from his wife. She had been arrested for DUI, later pleaded guilty and paid all court-imposed fines. However, that punishment was not enough under the state's civil forfeiture laws. Isanti County sheriffs seized the $35,000 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving at the time of the stop and refused to return it to Laase, even though he jointly owned the vehicle and had done nothing wrong. Laase became a victim...
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan To Abolish the IRS Isn’t Stupid, It’s Plain Evil (the piggies squeal)

    03/24/2015 2:10:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | 03/24/2015 | Tom McKay
    Weeks before other Republicans are expected to announce their presidential candidacies, Ted Cruz has already injected a very nasty little virus into the right-wing primary process: the ridiculous idea that the IRS should be abolished.While some have been quick to conclude this idea indicates Cruz is truly stupid, I don’t think he is. You just have to understand that the real intent of the abolish-the-IRS campaign pledge cannot be publicly stated. As The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell notes, the IRS is a cash-flow-positive agency, generating around $255 in income for every $1 assigned to it in federal funding. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities adds...
  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    03/21/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Network World ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | Colin Neagle
    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware – the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key – and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom." But for many, that's simply not an option. For example, last November an employee in the Sheriff's Department in Dickinson County, Tenn., accidentally clicked on a malicious ad and exposed the office network to the infamous CryptoWall ransomware. Detective Jeff McCliss told local News Channel 5 that CryptoWall had encrypted "every sort of document you...
  • Taco Bell cashier accused of stealing customers' credit card numbers

    03/20/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) - A Taco Bell cashier was caught robbing customers right in front of their eyes, according to police. Authorities said when customers would pull up to the drive-through window and hand over their credit card, Rosetta Brinson would pretend the card reader didn't work, telling customers she had to manually enter their number. Her crimes were caught on surveillance video. Brinson snapped screen shots of customers' information and would later ring up charges on their accounts. Heather Tinsley, a customer, couldn't believe it. "It's disturbing actually,” Tinsley said. “That's something you really shouldn't do." Jose Vega, a...
  • Bill Clinton Murders [with a side of Hillary]

    03/20/2015 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 121229 | Christie Peterson
    A survey of Bill Clinton's murders in Arkansas, and some of Bill and Hillary's other crimes.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dems' marketing consultant busted in purse theft

    03/14/2015 2:59:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 3/14/15 | SHAYNA JACOBS
    A top marketing consultant for the Democratic party who worked for both the Bill and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns and for Barack Obama was busted in a bizarre purse snatching at a Flatiron District restaurant, the Daily News has learned. Michael Coscia, 52, was dining with celebrity jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, 33, at Almond on E. 22nd St. Wednesday night when they were accused of stealing a $3,100 Celine shoulder bag from another patron, according to court records. Both were arraigned on fourth-degree grand larceny charges and criminal possession of stolen property in Manhattan Criminal Court late Thursday night and...
  • The Ferguson Kleptocracy

    Ferguson has allowed its focus on revenue generation to fundamentally compromise the role of Ferguson’s municipal court. The municipal court does not act as a neutral arbiter of the law or a check on unlawful police conduct. … Our investigation has found overwhelming evidence of minor municipal code violations resulting in multiple arrests, jail time, and payments that exceed the cost of the original ticket many times over. One woman, discussed above, received two parking tickets for a single violation in 2007 that then totaled $151 plus fees. Over seven years later, she still owed Ferguson $541—after already paying $550...
  • The DFL Party and the culture of corruption

    03/07/2015 1:37:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Start Tribune ^ | 3-6-15 | David Hann
    If you picked up a Star Tribune last weekend, you might have read two seemingly unrelated stories. On Saturday, news of a $1.9 billion surplus, with the state budget growing to $42.5 billion for the next two years (“Surging surplus raises the stakes, Feb. 28). On Sunday, a solid piece of investigative journalism about political cronyism on the Iron Range (“Range agency deep into DFL politics, pockets,” March 1). What if these two stories were related? Researchers at Indiana University published a study last year that explored the impact of public officials’ corruption on the size and allocation of state...
  • FBI, IRS investigating shuttered Minneapolis nonprofit

    03/07/2015 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-6-15 | ap
    The FBI and the IRS are investigating a social services group that was shut down last fall after a state audit found its CEO spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on trips and other perks. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Friday that the federal investigation into Community Action of Minneapolis was revealed in documents filed in Ramsey County District Court. The documents were filed by court-appointed receiver Michael Knight, who is going through Community Action's books. "There are ongoing investigations by the FBI, the IRS and the DOC (Minnesota Department of Commerce) that are draining time and...
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • Who's safe from risk of identity theft? No one

    03/01/2015 7:48:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-1-15 | Ruben Rosario
    I got hacked twice this month. The first time I was going for a layup at the local gym. The second time was learning I'm among the more than 313,000 Minnesotans and nearly 80 million Americans whose personal information might have been accessed during the recent Anthem health insurer data breach. The compromised information includes names, member health identification numbers, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment and income information. Now, I'm an old-school, practical kind of guy. I try as much as I can to pay bills and items face to face with cash. I shred...
  • White House looking to creep into 401(k)s

    03/01/2015 7:22:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/28/15 | Jonathon M. Trugman February 28, 2015 | 11:21pm
    Under the false pretense of calling for new and tougher so-called fiduciary standards for financial brokers, advisers and retirement plan representatives, the White House once again horned in on Wall Street’s compensation formulas. However, what the president surely knows is that a vast majority of retirement plans — IRAs and 401(k)s — are in simple fee-based products like mutual funds. The commission-based accounts are for those who prefer to direct their brokers in certain purchases inside some of their retirement products. The key to the White House’s interference is in its nuanced language. Currently, a broker may make a recommendation...
  • Officials searching for missing house in Klamath Falls [OR]

    02/26/2015 1:25:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    kobi5.com ^ | 02-26-2015 | Staff
    Klamath Falls, Ore. --- A house is missing and deputies with the Klamath County sheriff's office are looking for it! Sheriff Frank Skrah made the announcement during a press conference around noon on Tuesday, February 24th, "We had a complete home stolen. This isn't a motor home, this isn't a mobile home and this is a 'home.'" When asked if the home was already on wheels Skrah responded, "No, it was not, it was on the foundation you see it on now." The 1,200 square foot home from the Sprague River area was reported missing on Tuesday. The home was...
  • Chickens Come Home to Roost… Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter Is Sent to Prison

    02/24/2015 9:30:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-23-15 | Jim Hoft
    In September 2013, Jeri Wright, daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright, and 12 other Democrats were charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. More than one of the defendants had direct ties to President Barack Obama. In March 2014 Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s daughter Jeri was found guilty on eleven counts that included money laundering and lying to federal agents. This week US District Judge Sue E. Myerscough sent Jeri Wright to prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reported: Jeri L. Wright, the daughter of...
  • Teenage Girls Storm Into California Grocery and Start Wrecking Things (trunc)

    02/17/2015 1:02:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 83 replies
    BLAZE ^ | 02/17/15 | Zach Noble
    You can either get on the straight-and-narrow and clean up your act — or you can decide to take revenge on the store you robbed. Four teenage girls and one teenage boy took part in a rampage Wednesday through the Marysville, California, Save Mart, KTXL-TV reported.
  • 75y/o man tackles suspected shoplifter, threatens to break his arm

    02/11/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 2-11-15 | The Associated Press
    "Charlie Burton, of Fombell, says he was a vendor at the Washington Crown Center mall for a gun show when he saw an officer struggling with the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Fekete Jr."
  • The climate Comintern speaks - "intentionally transform the economic development model"

    02/10/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices...
  • Somalis push Minnesota officials to help after bank halts money transfers

    02/07/2015 6:08:27 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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,...
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • Pennsylvania woman steals cop car with hands cuffed behind back: police

    01/28/2015 4:59:39 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-28-2015 | Michael Walsh
    Pennsylvania police have released shocking dashcam footage of a high-speed chase involving a woman who stole a cop car — all while with her hands were cuffed behind her back. Roxanne Rimer, 27, somehow managed to make her way from the back seat to the driver’s seat of the Center Township police cruiser before stepping on the gas — kicking off a nearly 10-minute ride. The Chippewa Township woman had been arrested that night, Jan. 14, for allegedly stealing earrings from a Kohl's department store. Police footage shows that Rimer and her mother, Malinda Greene, had been handcuffed and escorted...
  • Alissa Starzak Can Explain Much More Than Alissa Starzak

    12/25/2014 10:20:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When asked to explain my belief that Obama’s presidency was a construction created from approximately 10 years of pre-thought exquisitely planned detail, many people are puzzled by my reasoning. If you peel back the layers to the Milli Vanilli roadshow – what you will notice is the strategy of putting specific ideologies into the legal affairs offices of all the “non-political” constructs. The Pentagon office of legal counsel, for example, can handcuff the activity of the Pentagon with legal opinion in opposition to the traditional goals of the organization (See Jeh Johnson). Likewise the CIA office of legal counsel, can...
  • Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • On This Day in 1933

    06/16/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | June 13th, 2013 | Christopher Westley
    You were considered a hoarder and a slacker if you still resisted turning over your gold to the government. ... most of those who voted for FDR never expected him to confiscate private holdings of gold coins, bullion, and certificates. Roosevelt called the measure a temporary one (it wasn’t), and he followed it up by invalidating gold clauses in private contracts that obligated payment in gold dollars, which had the effect of devaluing the assets of bond and contract holders. ... By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by...
  • Coming this tax season from the IRS: More identity-theft risk, longer hold times and refund checks..

    01/14/2015 2:31:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | Chris Spargo
    Coming this tax season from the IRS: More identity-theft risk, longer hold times and refund checks that take a WEEK longer to arrive The IRS, long Americans' least-favorite government agency, is likely to be a lot less popular this tax season - refunds will be slower, the risk of identity theft will be higher and there will be longer hold times to reach customer service. By some estimates, fewer than half of the taxpayers who call the IRS will be able to speak to a representative. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed to the changes to employees in a memo -...
  • Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the news

    01/07/2015 8:17:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    abc11 ^ | , January 01, 2015 | Nicole Carr
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- The parents of two teens involved in a Fayetteville store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance footage on ABC11. Police said Thursday that the parents of 14- and 16-year-old brothers returned home from Watch Night Service, had recorded the evening news, and recognized their sons in the surveillance. "I'm just glad the parents decided to do the right thing," said Jesse Hill, the co-owner of Tech Boyz, who provided the surveillance video to ABC11. The video, which aired on New Year's Eve, showed five teens breaking into the store at 2126...
  • KC auto shop worker survives three-mile I-70 ride atop SUV

    01/07/2015 6:13:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 6, 2015 | Tony Rizzo
    A Kansas City auto repair shop employee made a snap decision Monday when a woman drove off without paying for repairs. He jumped on the roof of her Cadillac Escalade and held on during a high-speed, three-mile ride that ended outside Kansas City police headquarters. Another auto shop employee followed in another vehicle and told police that he tried to stop the Cadillac by firing shots at its tires. One of the bullets hit the driver’s side door. Police said it was a miracle that no one was injured in the incident that began shortly before 3 p.m. Monday at...
  • Cyclist’s Bike Stolen At Police Station While Reporting iPhone Theft

    01/06/2015 5:14:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago man might think twice the next time he goes into a police station to report something as stolen. On Friday night, 31-year-old Adam Wisneski rode his bike to the Shakespeare District police station on the Northwest Side to report a stolen iPhone. He says he didn’t have his bike lock with him, and asked police if he could leave his bicycle inside the station. They said OK, and he did. He then filled out a police report about the phone.
  • More Than $5,000 Worth of MS Medicine Stolen From Tinley Park Man's Porch

    12/31/2014 5:35:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    patch.com ^ | Dec 30, 2014 | Joseph Hosey
    More Than $5,000 Worth of MS Medicine Stolen From Tinley Park Man's Porch The 28 stolen pills were worth $5,166.51, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) December 30, 2014 at 6:14pm The man was expecting to receive a package of Gilenya on Dec. 19. He left his home about 7 a.m. that day. When he returned about 12 hours later, the package was not there, police said.
  • $3,500 in razors stolen at Walmart

    12/23/2014 1:58:33 AM PST · by sneakers · 72 replies
    Indiana Gazette ^ | 12-23-2014
    State police report a shopper at Walmart loaded a cart with $3,500 worth of disposable razors Sunday evening, pushed it through a fire exit door and fled in a car with a burned-out headlight.
  • After Viral Video, Police Officer Delivers 2 Trucks of Groceries to Grandma He Caught Stealing Eggs

    12/14/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 13, 2014|11:53 am | Leonardo Blair
    A Tarrant, Alabama Police officer who became an Internet sensation after he decided not to arrest a grandmother he caught shoplifting eggs but to buy her some eggs instead, went a step further this week when he delivered two truckloads of food to her home to help her children. "The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother," 47-year-old mother and grandmother Helen Johnson told al.com Wednesday after the food was delivered to her home. "I've been crying all day." Last Saturday, Officer William Stacy of the Tarrant Police Department was called...