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  • Powerful 7.7 Caribbean earthquake, shakes Miami buildings

    01/28/2020 1:58:34 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies
    strafe.com ^ | 01/28/2020
    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The center of the quake was located about 73 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It was about 6 miles deep.
  • 7.3 earthquake - Jamaica

    01/28/2020 11:29:49 AM PST · by CFW · 153 replies
    earthquake ^ | 1/28/20 | google
    Magnitude 7.3 earthquake Affected countries: The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, Honduras, and Cuba 83 miles from Montego Bay, Jamaica ˇ 2:10 PM
  • ‘Panama Papers’ Implicate Client of Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm

    04/06/2016 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    FreeBacon ^ | April 5, 2016 | BY:
    ‘Panama Papers’ Implicate Client of Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm Podesta Group registered to lobby for bank subsidiary weeks before tax haven leak BY: Lachlan Markay April 5, 2016 A firm with ties to senior members of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign registered to lobby on behalf of a major Russian bank just weeks before a massive leak exposed the bank’s role in a web of secret financial dealings that have enriched members of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. The “Panama Papers” are being called “the Wikileaks of the mega-rich.” Corporate documents leaked from the law firm Mossack Fonseca show how...
  • Hunter Biden-linked company received $130M in special federal loans while Joe Biden was VP

    11/21/2019 11:39:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    An investment firm linked to Hunter Biden received over $130 million in federal bailout loans while his father Joe Biden was vice president and routed profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, according to federal banking and corporate records reviewed by the Washington Examiner. Financial experts said the offshore corporate structure could have been used to shield earnings from U.S. taxes. Rosemont Capital, an investment firm at the center of Hunter Biden’s much-scrutinized financial network, was one of the companies approved to participate in the 2009 federal loan program known as the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF....
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/08/2016 7:42:39 AM PDT · by Smittie · 14 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 04/07/16 | John R. Schindler
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Morris Dees, a Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Is Fired

    03/14/2019 7:54:26 PM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-14-2019 | Adeel Hassan, Karen Zraick and Alan Blinder
    The Southern Poverty Law Center said Thursday that it had fired its co-founder and chief trial lawyer, Morris Dees, after nearly a half-century, during which he helped build the organization into a fearsome powerhouse that focused on hate crimes and with an endowment that approached half a billion dollars. The group’s president, Richard Cohen, did not give a specific reason for the dismissal of Mr. Dees, 82, on Wednesday. But Mr. Cohen said in a statement that as a civil-rights group, the S.P.L.C. was “committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and...
  • Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russian Oligarch Made Headlines 11 Months Ago – AP Breaks Same Story Today

    03/23/2017 4:12:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    Back on April 26, 2016, liberal reporter Michael Isikoff reported on Trump’s chief campaign aide Paul Manafort connections to a billionaire Russian oligarch. This was a week after Donald Trump sealed the Republican nomination in the 2016 primary. Paul Manafort was questioned by officials in the Cayman Islands about his ties to billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate. Manafort was questioned by officials from the Cayman Islands in connection with a $26.2 million investment by Deripaska. Yahoo reported: A lawyer for Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s chief campaign aide, acknowledged Tuesday evening that the longtime GOP operative has...
  • Sorry, The SLPC’s Cayman Island Accounts are NOT ‘Breaking News’

    09/01/2017 9:11:58 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 8 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/1/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    For months now, we've written about how too many in the blogosphere believe they are "breaking" news and are given such kudos when they really have not. The Washington Free Beacon "broke" a story about the nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center and their Cayman Islands bank accounts. The problem is this is NOT breaking news. We decided to take on the SPLC weeks ago and linked to pieces written as far back as the 80's about their impressive financial holdings and even a Daily Kos piece in 2010 about their Cayman Islands bank accounts.
  • 'Antifa' website linked to G20 violence banned in Germany

    08/27/2017 4:44:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    German authorities have banned the most influential internet website of Antifa – the country's militant left -- in the wake of violence that occured last month outside the G20 summit in Hamburg. In an unprecedented move against violent left-wing extremism, Germany’s Interior Ministry informed the owners of the left-wing site about the crackdown Friday, the Local reported. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizičre claimed the website helped incite the violence in Hamburg and warned of “serious consequences” of left-wing radicalism, the New York Times reported. “The prelude to the G-20 summit in Hamburg was not the only time that violent actions...
  • On Obama Adviser’s Disclosure Form: ‘Bermuda’

    07/10/2012 11:48:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    On Obama Adviser’s Disclosure Form: ‘Bermuda’ A lot of attention has been focused lately on Mitt Romney’s offshore finances in places like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. But the word Bermuda pops up on the financial disclosure forms of one of President Obama’s top advisers too. Valerie Jarrett’s financial disclosure form filed May 4 lists a line of credit from a Bermuda insurance company valued between $100,000 and $250,000. We’ve asked the White House what exactly this mark is, and we’re waiting to hear back. In the meantime we’ve spoken to tax experts who have said that the filing could...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Orrin Hatch Spanks Dems On Obama Offshore Account Hypocrisy [VIDEO]

    01/19/2017 6:43:12 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1.19.17 | Katie Frates
    Sen. Orrin Hatch had to remind Democrats they were being enormously hypocritical when attacking Secretary of the Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin. Various senators on the Senate Committee on Finance, including Sen. Robert Menendez, pressed Mnuchin on offshore Cayman Island accounts. “One does not go and create offshore entities at the end of the day other than to avoid, in some form or fashion, the tax laws of the United States. That’s pretty simple,” Menendez said. “What you did may have been legal, but it certainly was to help people and entities avoid taxes.” After a contentious sparring match, Hatch jogged...
  • SPLC labels law firm representing Kim Davis a ‘hate group’

    10/08/2015 5:58:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled Liberty Counsel, the law firm representing and supporting Christian Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who famously went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a "hate group." Pointing to evidence that Liberty Counsel supports Christian beliefs on homosexuality, SPLC placed the group on a list of "hate groups" alongside other organizations such the Ku Klux Klan, the ultra-violent New Black Panther Party, and neo-Nazi white supremacist groups. On a page explaining the "hate" designation, the SPLC include quotes by Liberty Counsel founder...
  • Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

    02/12/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 1:16 PM EST
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida. Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have "no moral compass." He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands. Grayson is running in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. His campaign did not immediately respond to Reid's call to quit the race. ...
  • Billionaire Paul Allen's yacht damaged Caribbean protected coral

    01/28/2016 10:52:46 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-29-2016 | ERIC M. JOHNSON
    A massive luxury yacht owned by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen destroyed most of a protected coral reef during a visit to the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean earlier this month, media reported. An anchor chain from the vessel damaged nearly 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters), or about 80 percent, of reef near two scuba diving sites in the West Bay, the islands' environment department said, according to the Cayman News Service. Allen's Seattle-based Vulcan Inc organization, which manages his fortune, said on Wednesday that the M/V Tatoosh was moored on Jan. 14 in a "position explicitly directed" by...
  • US Now Ranks Third For Financial Secrecy And Tax Havens After Switzerland And Hong Kong

    11/03/2015 4:14:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 02 2015 | Michelle Mark
    US Now Ranks Third For Financial Secrecy And Tax Havens After Switzerland And Hong Kong By Michelle Mark @michelleamark m.mark@ibtimes.com on November 02 2015 4:33 PM EST The U.S. has overtaken Singapore and the Cayman Islands in its ranking for financial secrecy, a new report by the Tax Justice Network in London has found. The government’s refusal to participate in a global information exchange system for bank data was largely responsible for its jump to third place – just behind Switzerland and Hong Kong – in the network’s financial secrecy index, which is released every two years. The Organization for...
  • Learning From Arafat: Terrorism Is Big Business

    11/15/2004 7:40:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 294+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2004 | NOEL SHEPPARD
    For a variety of reasons, there is a lot of enthusiasm and optimism surrounding the death of Palestinian Authority (''PA'') leader, Yasser Arafat, and how his demise might advance an expeditious resolution of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. To be sure, I would love to jump on this bandwagon, and offer another in a litany of cheery op-eds issued internationally since the passing of the former leader of the PLO. However, though I agree that Arafat has been a huge stumbling block to peace in this region that has now been removed, it is unquestionably much more than just him that has...
  • Another Clinton fundraiser has suspect past

    04/03/2008 6:25:13 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 65+ views
    miamiherald.com ^ | 04/03/08 | GREG GORDON AND WILL CONNORS
    HOUSTON -- A Texas oilman who's accused of defrauding the Nigerian government by illegally pumping and exporting 10 million barrels of oil is a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Kase Lawal of Houston is at least the fourth person accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing to help finance Clinton's political ambitions since 2000 and the second in her quest for the White House. The list also includes Chinese and Pakistani fugitives and a former Miami lawyer, Peter Paul, who was convicted of defrauding Cuba. There's no indication that Clinton's campaign was aware of Lawal's legal problems when it...
  • Video: Alan Grayson: No to ‘Fast Track,’ No to Trade Treachery

    04/30/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apri. 29, 2015
    I'm sure this will go over like a fart in church, but what the heck, video at link: No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery,
  • Rep. Alan Grayson erupts after his own off-shore funds was exposed by a Florida newspaper

    05/14/2015 3:40:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    There have been few progressives as angry about off-shore investment accounts as Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). In 2011, not coincidentally while Mitt Romney readied his presidential campaign, Grayson wrote at the Huffington Post that Barack Obama should order “the IRS to audit every one of the Fortune 500″ corporations. Grayson wanted to stop them from “evading taxes through transfer pricing and offshore tax havens.”Grayson may have known more about that than first thought. Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times found out that Grayson himself had incorporated two funds in the Caymans later that same year, the same kind...