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  • The Future: It Ain’t Gonna Be Pretty

    01/05/2021 4:14:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Jan, 2021 | Christopher Chantrill
    You think that Chief Justice Roberts is going to stop the federal government from looting your IRA? One of the common memes in our racist-sexist-homophobe world is that Conservatism Inc. betrayed us. They never stood their ground, always caving to the libs, whether on race, on spending, on deficits, and now on election fraud, Chief Justice John Roberts. But this assumes that we Americans are actually in control of our fate. You think? SNIP And so the Democrat strategy is to pile on more government loot by administrative trickery and Lawfare in the courts; they have to because nobody is...
  • Senate Investigation Finds Obama Admin Knowingly Funded al-Qaeda Affiliate

    12/29/2020 5:34:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2020, | Brittany Bernstein
    Non-profit humanitarian agency World Vision United States improperly transacted with the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) in 2014 with approval from the Obama administration, sending government funds to an organization that had been sanctioned over its ties to terrorism, according to a new report.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) recently released a report detailing the findings of an investigation his staff began in February 2019 into the relationship between World Vision and ISRA.The probe found that World Vision was not aware that ISRA had been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2004 after funneling roughly $5 million to Maktab al-Khidamat,...
  • Exclusive: Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters - sources

    10/01/2020 8:00:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1st, 2020 | By Jack Stubbs
    LONDON (Reuters) - The Russian group accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has posed as an independent news outlet to target right-wing social media users ahead of this year’s vote, two people familiar with an FBI probe into the activity told Reuters. The latest operation centred around a pseudo media organisation called the Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens (NAEBC), which was run by people associated with the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, the sources said. U.S. prosecutors say the agency played a key role in Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election in favour of President...
  • UK police arrest Pro-BDS Palestinian activist on terrorism charge

    09/02/2020 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Marinario · 6 replies
    JPost ^ | August 31, 2020 | B Weinthal
    The paper said that Hijjawi was arrested at Heathrow airport and the 62-year-old's house in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh was searched by Scottish police. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS. British authorities arrested the former chairman of the Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland  Dr. Issam Hijjawi on Saturday for allegedly committing preparatory acts of terrorism in connection with the New Irish Republican Army. He was the 10th person to be charged in a joint Police Service of Northern Ireland and MI5 investigation called Operation Arbacia, The Irish News reported Tuesday.
  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    09/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies · 11+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | STEVE KARNOWSKI,
    The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago. "These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism." The homes of longtime Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly, Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby were among those...
  • IRS Expands Eligibility To Take Up To A $100,000 Coronavirus-Related Withdrawal From IRA, 401(k)

    06/19/2020 4:13:50 PM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 19, 2020 | Darla Mercado
    More people will be eligible to take a $100,000 coronavirus-related distribution from their retirement account. The IRS released guidance on Friday which details new rules for individuals affected by Covid-19 to take a withdrawal from a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. The CARES Act allows savers to take coronavirus-related distributions – emergency withdrawals – of up to $100,000 from their retirement plans and IRAs. And those who are under age 59½ can access the money without the usual 10% early withdrawal penalty.
  • Waive the tax penalties for early withdrawals from 401(k) and IRAs in 2020

    06/14/2020 4:57:03 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    vanity | June 14, 2020 | karpov
    If you withdraw money from a traditional IRA or a 401(k) before age 59.5, you not only pay income taxes on the gains but a 10% early withdrawal penalty. This year, Half of Americans took from retirement savings or plan to amid pandemic, survey finds. That number will increase during 2020. The early withdrawal penalty exists to discourage raiding retirement accounts, but this year, tens of millions of people have been thrown out of work due to government-imposed shutdowns. Some of those people need to access any savings they have to pay for necessities. President Trump and congressional Republicans should...
  • Maduro's top confidant tried to sneak Hezbollah into Venezuela, made deals with drug lords...

    05/04/2019 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Venezuela’s ex-vice president and now the top confidant of Nicolas Maduro is said to have tried sneaking in Hezbollah militants into his country, made a business deal with a drug lord and became extremely wealthy as the once-rich country turned into an economic basket case. Tareck El Aissami has emerged as a hardliner of Maduro’s socialist regime as the country remains on the brink of an all-out civil war due to economic misery. **SNIP** But El Aissami, while not having the same scrutiny as Maduro, has long been the subject of various investigations both at home and in the U.S....

    04/14/2020 12:07:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    new geography ^ | Ronald Stein
    More than three decades before Greta Thunberg was born — the Swedish environmental activist on climate change — more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We now look back at quotes from Earth Day, Then and Now,” by Ronald Bailey, May 1, 2000 of the spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions from Earth Day 1970. Considering the current doomsday predictions scaremonger activists are verbalizing about global warming that will result in the demise of civilization within the next decade, many of those unscientific 1970 predictions are being reincarnated on today’s social and news...
  • Justice Department files motion to dismiss charges against firms accused of funding Russian troll farm

    03/16/2020 6:21:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 16 2020 | Justin Wise
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a motion to dismiss charges against a pair of shell companies accused of financing a Russian troll farm that sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors argued that the companies, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering, were taking advantage of the discovery process to obtain material about U.S. efforts to combat election interference and that a court proceeding was not necessary because it wouldn't lead to "meaningful punishment in the event of conviction." In a nine-page filing, the prosecutors said that the Concord companies were intent on reaping...
  • White House considering tax incentive for more Americans to buy stocks, sources say

    02/15/2020 2:14:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Kayla Tausche
    WASHINGTON - As part of a forthcoming package of proposed tax cuts, the White House is considering ways to incentivize U.S. households to invest in the stock market, according to four senior administration officials familiar with the discussions. The proposal, one of many new tax cuts under consideration, would see a portion of household income treated as tax-free for the purposes of investing outside a traditional 401(k). Under one scenario, a household earning up to $200,000 could invest $10,000 tax-free, although officials noted these numbers are fluid. "Nothing's ruled out," said one senior administration official. "Nothing's been ruled in, either."...
  • Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald blasts 'arrogant' political rivals for denying her party place in next Irish government over historic links to IRA

    02/15/2020 9:13:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:20 EST, 15 February 2020 | James Mills
    Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald today blasted “arrogant” political rivals for denying her party a place in the next Irish Government. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out entering a coalition with the left-leaning party because of historic links to the IRA. Ms. McDonald told a party meeting in Belfast: “The political establishment of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are circling the wagons in defense of a status quo that will not deliver the change citizens voted for last weekend. Because they don’t want change. That is why they said they wouldn’t talk to us. And it now...
  • Sinn Féin declares victory in Irish general election

    02/10/2020 10:24:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | February 10, 2020 | Rory Carroll
    Sinn Féin has declared victory in Ireland’s general election and called for talks with other main parties to form a coalition government. Its leader, Mary Lou McDonald, urged Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to start negotiations with the republican party as the scale of its breakthrough confirmed a realignment of Irish politics. Irish general election: who won and what happens now? Read more “Sinn Féin has won the election. We have won the popular vote,” McDonald said, as counting of votes to fill seats in Dáil Éireann, parliament’s lower house, continued in constituencies across the country. With full results expected...
  • Marie Yovanovitch, former Ukraine ambassador recalled by Trump, is retiring from State Department

    01/31/2020 10:51:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/31/20 | Nick Givas
    Marie Yovanovitch, who testified during House impeachment hearings against President Trump, will be retiring from the U.S. foreign service less than a year after her removal as ambassador to Ukraine. A source familiar with the situation confirmed Yovanovitch's exit on Friday.
  • Silk Road Creator Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Doing What We Pay the Russians to Do

    06/12/2015 7:06:58 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 21 replies ^ | 6/12/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1512" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image source:[/caption] See that over-the-top, anti-Obama comment on Facebook or your favorite blog?  It could be a paid Russian troll.  See the picture above?  He's serving a life sentence without parole because he started an illegal website.  He claims to be a Libertarian, but he certainly made a ton of money (the Feds claim over $100 million) selling--well, everything, sort of like Amazon, but much smaller and very much in the shadows of the "dark web." What do Russian trolls have to do with a guy in prison for life?  One of them was caught...
  • U.S. economy on path to 'solid' 2020 growth; budget deficits to top $1 trillion

    01/28/2020 12:14:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 28, 2020 | by Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy will grow at a “solid” rate of 2.2% this year, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office forecast on Tuesday, but with federal budget deficits hitting $1.015 trillion. While the economy will be on good footing during this presidential election year, CBO also noted that conditions will lead to “higher inflation and interest rates after a decade in which both remained low, on average.” The inflation and interest rate rises will be noticed this year and continue through 2022 before settling down beginning in 2023, under the forecast. In its updated budget and economic outlook spanning the...
  • The SECURE Act is changing retirement — here are the most important things to know

    01/28/2020 8:16:41 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 40 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | January 8, 2020 | Allesandra Malito
    President Trump signed the SECURE Act this week (January 8, 2020) as part of the government’s spending bill and it will inevitably affect most retirement savers, for better or worse. The SECURE legislation — which stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” — puts into place numerous provisions intended to strengthen retirement security across the country. Part of the bill addresses the grim outlook for many workers who don’t have access to workplace retirement accounts. It offers small businesses tax incentives to set up automatic enrollment in retirement plans for its workers, or allows them to join multiple...
  • Social Security vs private retirement (Vanity)

    12/01/2019 7:38:38 AM PST · by rey · 38 replies
    1 December 2019
    I remember seeing a couple of sites/articles on how if one were to pay the same amount into a private retirement fund or annuity investment how much more one would get in return than they would from social security. Can someone help locate such a site/article? Thanks.
  • How Long Will Your $1 Million Last In Retirement?

    10/29/2019 8:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/29/2019 | Paul Katzeff
    div class="single-post-content post-content drop-cap"> Congratulations! Your retirement planning paid off. You built a $1 million retirement nest egg. But how long will $1 million last in retirement? Retirement Planning To Make Your $1 Million Last Let's say you're 65 years old and earn $115,000 a year. That's a decent annual income, but it's no king's ransom. It's enough to let you sock away good chunks of money each year. But it's not so high that it trips over income limits when it comes to saving in a retirement plan such as a 401(k).The simple arithmetic answer to the how-long-will-it-last retirement...
  • Should You Dump Your Mutual Funds For ETFs? What's the real Difference?

    10/15/2019 9:50:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/15/2019 | Paul Katzeff
    For the diversified portion of countless investors' portfolios, the key choice has been ETFs vs. mutual funds for years now. For many investors, the choice boils down to this: Exchange traded funds tend to be cheaper than mutual funds. So shouldn't investors simply stick with ETFs? X In fact, shouldn't you dump your mutual funds for ETFs?You might be tempted to switch since many financial advisors and independent investment strategists now focus on using ETFs rather than mutual funds to build clients' portfolios. That's mainly because of cost, flexibility, transparency and tax efficiency:ETFs cost less. Most ETFs have lower...