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  • "The imperial formula is officially adopted: Russia does not end anywhere" A few days before the invasion, sociologist Grigory Yudin described exactly what the war would be like. Medusa talked to him about how it will end

    02/25/2023 1:04:06 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 75 replies
    Meduza ^ | 10: 00, February 24, 2023 | Margarita Lyutova
    — You have repeatedly said that, in your opinion, Putin will not stop in Ukraine. What exactly do you have in mind? Moldova, the Baltic States, or a self-destructive war with the United States? — In principle, such a worldview has no boundaries. This formula has been adopted almost officially: Russia doesn't end anywhere. This is the standard definition of an empire, because an empire doesn't recognize any borders. Borders in Europe appear in 1648, when the Westphalian system was formed, which later gradually ends with empires. There is an idea that there are borders between countries: "Here we are,...
  • French Social Media Erupts as Store Clerk on Avenue Montaigne Reports Zelenskyy’s Wife Having €40,000 Christmas Shopping Spree in Paris

    12/15/2022 3:10:17 AM PST · by Candor7 · 94 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 14, 2022 | Sundance
    Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, traveled to Paris France for a three-day visit December 12-14. As reported by Le Monde, “Members of the Ukrainian government will also come, including Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, and several ministers in charge of reconstruction, including Yulia Svyrydenko (economy), Oleksandr Kubrakov (infrastructure) and German Galushchenko (energy).” However, social media has erupted today after a “reliable store clerk” working on the ritzy Avenue Montaigne, has reported that Olena Zelenska went on a Christmas shopping spree spending €40,000 euros in an hour. Previously President Zelenskyy’s wife was received by French first lady Bridget...
  • Biden to Announce $36 Billion for Ailing Teamsters' Pension Fund

    12/08/2022 4:41:40 AM PST · by zeestephen · 89 replies ^ | 08 December 2022 | Akayla Gardner
    The White House said the Central States bailout would help 40,000 workers and retirees in Michigan, 40,000 in Ohio and 22,000 in Wisconsin...
  • Biden releasing nearly $36 billion to aid pensions of union workers

    12/08/2022 7:55:26 AM PST · by chuckee · 128 replies
    President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of more than 350,000 Teamster workers and retirees across the United States. The money for the Central States Pension Fund is the largest amount of federal aid provided for a pension plan, the Biden administration said, and comes from the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that he signed into law in 2021. Many union retirement plans have been under financial pressure because of underfunding and other issues....
  • Breaking: Biden Admin Can't Account For 20 Billion In Aid To Ukraine

    11/27/2022 4:59:48 PM PST · by Pajamajan · 53 replies
    Breaking: Biden Admin Can't Account For 20 Billion In Aid To Ukraine.
  • Is the Ukraine War a Modern Credit Mobilier?

    11/17/2022 9:54:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Uncover DC ^ | November 14, 2022 | By Larry Schweikart
    Few Americans—thanks to our fine history instruction these days—know what the Credit Mobilier scandal was. From 1864 to 1867, a company called Credit Mobilier was created by executives of the Union Pacific Railroad. It was a railroad construction company that overcharged on construction costs and manipulated contracts. Its founder was Thomas Durant, and the company worked with American Congressmen, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi… Oh, sorry, Schuyler Colfax and Congressman Oakes Ames who were given low-price stock options and payouts in return for no federal oversight of the company and for subsidies and favorable regulations that would otherwise...
  • Judge OKs $9.25M settlement between Chicago schools, union

    09/07/2022 3:08:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 7, 2022
    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $9.25 million settlement by the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union in two long-running lawsuits stemming from the layoffs of hundreds of Black educators at underperforming schools, officials said Wednesday. Those eligible to receive payments under the settlement have until Friday to submit claims, attorneys for the teachers union said. Eligible to receive payments are all Black persons employed as teachers or para-professionals in any school or attendance center subjected to a “turnaround” policy that targeted schools that had been put on probation due to substandard test scores and...
  • US grants sanctions relief to Iran as nuke talks in balance

    02/04/2022 1:33:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2022 | By MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday restored some sanctions relief to Iran’s atomic program as talks aimed at salvaging the languishing 2015 nuclear deal enter a critical phase. As U.S. negotiators head back to Vienna for what could be a make-or-break session, Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed several sanctions waivers related to Iran’s civilian nuclear activities. The move reverses the Trump administration’s decision to rescind them. The waivers are intended to entice Iran to return to compliance with the 2015 deal that it has been violating since former President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018...
  • Big Pharma kick-back provision delayed in Infrastructure Legislation

    08/02/2021 9:39:54 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | 08/02/2021 | Congress
    SEC. 90006. MORATORIUM ON IMPLEMENTATION OF RULE RELATING TO ELIMINATING THE ANTI-KICK-BACK STATUTE SAFE HARBOR PROTECTION FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG REBATES. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not, prior to January 1, 2026, implement, administer, or enforce the provisions of the final rule published by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services on November 30, 2020, and titled ‘‘Fraud and Abuse; Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Creation of New Safe Harbor Protection for Certain Point-of-Sale Reductions in Price on Prescription...
  • Report: 'Border Czar' Kamala Harris's Book Is Purchased With 'U.S. Taxpayer Dollars' and Given to Illegal Aliens

    04/25/2021 10:03:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2021 | Victoria Taft
    Democrats accused President Donald Trump of cashing in his office for personal gain and nothing was ever proven. But now Kamala Harris appears to be doing exactly that, according to reports from Breaking 911 and The New York Post.The New York Post reports that the Biden administration is handing out copies of a book written by Vice President Kamala Harris. Breaking 911 claims that the administration is using U.S. taxpayer dollars to buy the books to give to children who came to the U.S. illegally. Thousands of children have come over the border at the invitation of the Biden administraton.The...
  • BREAKING: TREASON: GA Gov. Kemp and CA Gov. Newsom bought off by communist China in covid supplies kickback and money laundering schemes – source

    11/25/2020 9:22:27 AM PST · by george76 · 115 replies
    Channel 411 News ^ | November 24, 2020 | HEALTH RANGER
    In July of this year, Natural News reported how California Gov. Gavin Newsom was caught wiring half a billion dollars to communist China as part of a “massive face mask money laundering scheme.” Back in April, even the mainstream media was questioning what Newsom was up to when it was revealed that he had wired half a billion dollars to an electric car company in China to supposedly purchase “N-95 masks” for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). This decision was never voted on or approved by legislators, and when pressed about the details of the deal, Newsom refused to disclose them....
  • Obama gave Pearson Publishing $350 million to create Commoncore text and Pearson gave Obama a $65 million dollar book deal in return.

    01/05/2020 7:43:50 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 42 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 12/8/19 | Unknown
    The Obamas’ $60m book deal has broken all records. From James Patterson to JK Rowling and Pope John Paul II, here are some of their closest rivals. Pearson Publishing was paid for Commoncore but Penguin Random House Publishing did the Obama book deal. But there is commonality with the two: From Wiki: Penguin Random House was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of a £2.4 billion transaction between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group. Bertelsmann and Pearson, the parent companies, owning 53% and 47%, respectively. In July 2017,...
  • Obama gave Common Core contract to publisher, got $65-million book deal in return?

    12/28/2019 7:22:36 AM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    american thinker ^ | 12/9/2019 | Monica Showalter
    As far-left Democrats yell about bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors, let's turn to their own side of the aisle, starting with the once penniless President Obama, who left public office a very, very rich man. He just bought a Martha's Vineyard mansion for a cool $11.75 million, which is in addition to his Kalorama lookout post, his Chicago home, and possibly a Hawaii spread. At some point, you've made enough...but not him. Ostensibly, it's mainly the work of his book deals. No bribery there, right? Well, ahem... According to Investment Watch (IWB), something doesn't quite look right. Obama gave...
  • Sanford Health Entities to Pay $20.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

    10/28/2019 2:19:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | 10/28/19 | DOJ
      Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 28, 2019 Sanford Health Entities to Pay $20.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Kickbacks and Unnecessary Spinal Surgeries   The Department of Justice announced today that hospital entities Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center, and Sanford Clinic (collectively, Sanford), of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have agreed to pay $20.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to federal healthcare programs resulting from violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and medically unnecessary spinal surgeries.  The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits offering, paying, soliciting,...
  • Pa state police arrest 41 in nearly $1 million kickback scheme

    01/17/2019 10:55:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 17, 2019
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police have arrested 41 people accused of stealing nearly $1 million from a Delaware County nonprofit through an overtime rigging and kickback scheme. Police said Wednesday four supervisors with the Elwyn Organization are facing felony theft charges. The supervisors have been identified as 40-year-old Tyloneous Wilson, 34-year-old Karriemah Williams, 36-year-old Lakiea Gay, and 28-year-old Terrance Chatman. Police say the supervisors would edit employees' time sheets to show overtime but not require them to work. The employees would then split the extra pay with supervisors in return.
  • U.S. SMASHES RECORD: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World

    07/23/2017 9:24:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Srsrocco Report ^ | 22 July 2017
    Yes, it’s true… the United States smashed another fuel production record this year. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), the country produced over one million barrels per day of this liquid fuel in the first six months of 2017. Unfortunately, this isn’t something to brag about. It would be wise just to keep this lil record to ourselves, rather than broadcast it loudly across the energy news wires and Mainstream media. Why do I say that? Because the U.S. produced a record 1.02 million barrels per day of corn-based ethanol, the lowest quality fuel in the world. Corn...
  • The Story Of The Suicide Of A Powerful Lobbyist Threatens To Rock K Street

    02/13/2017 4:11:00 PM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 15 replies
    Huff Post ^ | Ryan Grim and Paul Blumenthal
    The death of a pioneer in black arts lobbying has Washington operatives pointing fingers and lawyering up.
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • Former Chicago schools chief steered contracts 'to get £2.3M of public money in kickbacks'

    10/10/2015 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    "......The indictment alleges that Byrd-Bennett expected to receive kickbacks worth ten per cent of the value of the no-bid contracts, or about $2.3million. It's unclear how much money was set aside for her, though the indictment says two trust accounts tied to her relatives - identified only as Relatives A and B - were set up to help hide the money. The relatives were revealed by sources as Byrd-Bennett's twin grandsons, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The money was set aside for college funds, emails included in the indictment suggest. The company's owners, Gary Soloman and Thomas Vranas, are accused...

    10/03/2015 1:25:24 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | James Delingpole
    The plan by climate alarmists to have other scientists imprisoned for their ‘global warming’ skepticism is backfiring horribly, and the chief alarmist is now facing a House investigation into what has been called “the largest science scandal in US history.”