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  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • 1999 MSU Arsonist Sentenced Today

    02/05/2009 6:57:58 PM PST · by magslinger · 35 replies · 1,050+ views
    WQTX ^ | 2/5/2009
    The government says a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who committed arson at Michigan State University would be the toughest punishment ever in a case of so-called eco-terrorism. Marie Mason is due in federal court at 9 a.m. today. The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops. Damage exceeded $1 million. Prosecutors want a 20-year prison sentence for the 47-year-old Cincinnati woman. Mason's lawyer says that would be extreme. Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana....
  • Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was Dangerous

    06/11/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/11 | Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner
    Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was DangerousBy Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner FoxNews.com Published June 10, 2011 The family of Carlos Bledsoe, who is accused of shooting and killing an Army private and injuring another outside a military recruitment center in Arkansas in June 2009, says the FBI has a lot to answer for in the case -- suggesting the federal government was aware that Bledsoe was a jihadist in training even before the shooting. “We're asking for (Attorney General) Eric Holder ... to give my son a fair trial, and the only...
  • WikiLeaks cables: Mervyn King plotted banks bailout by four cash-rich nations

    12/16/2010 2:14:56 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/13/2010 | Jill Treanor
    The Bank of England governor, Mervyn King, was so concerned about the health of the world's banks in March 2008 that he plotted a secret bailout of the system using funds from cash-rich nations, according to a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks. Six months before the world financial crisis reached its peak, forcing taxpayers to rescue collapsing financial institutions, King told US officials in London that the UK, US, Switzerland and Japan could jointly enable a multibillion-pound cash injection into global banks, overriding the "dysfunctional" G7 nations. The leak may allow King to claim that he – rather than...
  • Bob Diamond: banks across the world were fixing interest rates in run-up to the financial crisis

    07/04/2012 11:54:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Oliver Wright and James Moore
    Banks across the world were fixing interest rates in the run-up to the financial crisis but regulators failed to take action to stop it, the former head of Barclays claimed yesterday. Giving evidence to Parliament Bob Diamond said Barclays had raised the issue of banks ‘under-reporting’ the true amount they were having to pay to borrow money but were ignored. He declined to say that the regulators “were asleep at the wheel” but added: “There was an issue out there. (It) should have been dealt with”. But Mr Diamond denied that the Bank of England told him specifically to ‘fix’...
  • Alarm Bells - Radical Union Leader Appointed to Important Trade Post

    02/19/2011 9:30:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/19/11 | Trevor Loudon
    President Barack Obama has appointed a far left labor unionist to a security sensitive U.S. trade post. Bob King On February 16, 2011,  Obama  announced the appointment of United Auto Workers president Bob King to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. As U.S. trade positions and data are always  key targets of foreign intelligence services, one would think that appointments to such a body would be subject to thorough scrutiny. Either this was not done in King's case, or affiliation with far left organizations, is no longer considered any sort of danger to national security in today's Washington....
  • UNASUR decides to establish South American Parliament in Bolivia[Union of South American Nations]

    10/20/2008 11:52:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 132+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | Xinhua
    The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) decided at a meeting on Friday to set up a South American Parliament in Bolivia to promote the bloc's integration. Chilean President Michele Bachelet, also the UNASUR's temporary president, and Bolivian President Evo Morales opened the meeting in Bolivia's Cochabamba province which drew representatives from 12 countries in the region. "There are many tasks that the UNASUR is urged to accomplish, as part of the Latin American and Caribbean efforts," Bachelet said. Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia said that UNASUR members consider it necessary to promote the construction of the institutionalism and the...
  • More Fright-peddling, More Bailouts

    01/20/2009 9:33:48 AM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 223+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | William F. Jasper
    Round two of the economic crime of the century has begun. On January 12, Lawrence Summers, President Obama's designee to become director of his National Economic Council, sent a letter to congressional majority and minority leaders seeking the second half of the $750 billion approved by Congress last October.   Citing Obama's economic speech of January 8, Summers wrote: "As the President-elect recently stated, 'we start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any other we have seen in our lifetime.'" As you no doubt recall, last September Congress, fearing the wrath of constituents, rejected a bailout scheme put together...
  • ACORN raided in Nevada vote fraud probe

    10/07/2008 11:35:15 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 19 replies · 1,615+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/7/8 | Staff
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Nevada authorities said Tuesday they raided the Las Vegas offices of the controversial voter-registration activist group, ACORN. The Secretary of State's Office confirmed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a search warrant was served at the ACORN office as part of a probe into suspected voter registration fraud. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has been under withering attack from the Republican Party for allegedly signing up unqualified voters in order to boost Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama. ACORN has stated that while it indeed targets low-income voters, it is...
  • Court documents reveal ACORN's troubled history

    10/14/2008 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 905+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/14/08 | Staff
    Move over, Bill Ayers. This week, Republican activists have a new Public Enemy #1. It’s ACORN, the once-obscure community-organizing group that boasts of having registered 1.3 million new voters. Republican officials and advisers to Sen. John McCain have accused ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) of rampant voter-registration fraud. Indeed, officials in states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana and Connecticut now are looking into accusations that ACORN workers turned in thousands of fraudulent or duplicate voter-registration applications. (The Dallas Cowboys magically filled out voter registration forms in Nevada, for example.) So what exactly is...
  • Mich. AG Charges Ex-ACORN Worker With Forgery

    10/14/2008 7:07:16 PM PDT · by Westlander · 25 replies · 1,122+ views
    clickondetroit ^ | 10-14-2008 | clickondetroit
    Michigan's attorney general is charging a former employee of a community organizing group with forgery after he says the man falsely submitted six voter registration forms. He worked for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
  • Rangel, Other Reps, Party in Caribbean With Citi Funds

    01/30/2009 5:35:54 PM PST · by melt · 36 replies · 2,660+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 1/30/09 | Jim Meyers
    Six Democratic members of Congress enjoyed a Caribbean junket sponsored by Citigroup after Congress had approved the $700 billion bailout of financial services firms in October. The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, has asked Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, for a formal review of the Citigroup’s sponsorship of the trip by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel and five others. The NLPC says the trip violated House rules. The purported purpose of the Nov. 6-9 junket was to attend the Caribbean Multi-Cultural Business Conference on the island of...
  • Feds allege plot to destroy Fannie Mae data

    01/30/2009 8:06:10 AM PST · by xtinct · 98 replies · 3,773+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 1/30/09 | staff
    URBANA, Md. (AP) - The Justice Department says it foiled a plot by a fired Fannie Mae contract worker in Maryland to destroy all the data on the mortgage giant's 4,000 computer servers nationwide. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Rajendrasinh Makwana, of Glen Allen, Va., is scheduled for arraignment Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on one count of computer intrusion. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says Makwana was fired Oct. 24. Rosenstein says that on that day, Makwana programmed a computer with a malicious code that was set to spread throughout the Fannie Mae network and destroy all...
  • Astronomy: The rock that fell to Earth

    03/26/2009 11:07:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 873+ views
    Nature ^ | 3/25/09 | Roberta Kwok
    When an asteroid was spotted heading towards our planet last October, researchers rushed to document a cosmic impact from start to finish for the first time. Roberta Kwok tells the tale.Around midnight on 6 October 2008, a white dot flitted across the screen of Richard Kowalski's computer at an observatory atop Mount Lemmon in Arizona. Kowalski had seen hundreds of such dots during three and a half years of scanning telescope images for asteroids that might hit Earth or come close. He followed the object through the night and submitted the coordinates, as usual, to the Minor Planet Center in...
  • Jury indicts 2 in scheme to slay 88

    11/06/2008 10:22:36 AM PST · by fella · 3 replies · 717+ views
    NorthWest Arkansas Timws ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | JOHN KRUPA
    Jury indicts 2 in scheme to slay 88 BY JOHN KRUPA Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2008 A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Arkansas man and his Internet friend for plotting to launch a racially fueled killing rampage that also called for the assassination of Barack Obama. The seven counts of federal law violations are: conspiracy to rob a federal firearms licensee; conspiracy to transport and the transportation of a firearm across state lines; conspiracy to transport and the transportation of a short-barreled shotgun across state lines; possession of a short-barreled shotgun; and making a threat against a...
  • Special Ops Rescue American Hostage in Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan

    11/12/2008 5:16:24 AM PST · by RDTF · 59 replies · 2,335+ views
    Fox ^ | Nov 12, 2008 | not specified
    An American engineer held hostage by Islamic militants in Afghanistan was freed in a daring nighttime raid by a Special Operations team last month, a rare move in a country where hostages often pay ransoms — or don't come home at all. A team of about 30 special operators composed mostly of Navy SEALs flew into the mountains outside Kabul on October 14 to retrieve the 61-year-old American businessman, killing his captors and returning him to safety after nearly two months in captivity, according to an account in the Army Times. -snip-
  • Toledo police clerk charged in Joe The Plumber snooping case (Working for a reporter!)

    10/28/2008 9:10:47 PM PDT · by GVnana · 116 replies · 4,699+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/28/2008
    Toledo police clerk charged in Joe The Plumber snooping case; Update: Snooper was doing a favor for a reporter; Joe may sue By Michelle Malkin • October 28, 2008 04:49 PM Scroll for updates… Just in: The Toledo Police Department confirms that one of its records clerks has been charged with performing an unlawful search of Joe The Plumber’s records. That makes two Ohio government employees identified in the snooping case. (Obama donor Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, approved a separate search. More are being investigated.) WNWO reports: Toledo Police have confirmed that...
  • October 7

    09/25/2008 6:22:00 PM PDT · by karatemom · 50 replies · 1,920+ views
    Self
    Any one heard of threats for oct 7. HomelandSecurityUS is reporting on chatter. Internet searches have a few other blogs discussing it.