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  • Tear Down This Insanity!

    01/14/2017 1:24:15 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 4 replies
    Vanity | 1/14/2017 | Radtechtravel
    Dear President Elect Donald Trump: Since 9/11, USA intelligence employs 200K Americans in 16 different agencies (that we know of), plus 30K private contractors in 170 countries at a cost of $75 billion per year. And rising yearly. With due respect, President Elect Trump, do you agree with me and scores of millions of other Americans that 1. our nation is more vulnerable to terrorism than ever, that 2. our classified info leaks to the whole world like a sieve and that 3. the so-called "Patriot Act" has morphed some, if not all of these agencies, into ugliness strangely reminiscent...
  • Clinton “Largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted" Cumulative May Exceed $100 BILLION

    09/16/2016 6:11:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Charles Ortel ^ | Charles Ortel
    Charles Ortel bio, B.A. from Yale, MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously worked as a Managing Director at investment bank Dillon Read and later as a Managing Director at the financial research firm, Newport Value Partners. In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas...
  • Cuomo fundraiser guest list: Embattled lobbyist, COR execs, Joanie Mahoney

    05/19/2016 4:36:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | May 19, 2016 at 6:56 AM | By Mike McAndrew | mmcandrew@syracuse.com
    The guest list at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fundraiser six months ago at a private club in Albany reads like a who's who in prosecutor Preet Bharara's investigation of Cuomo's Upstate economic development projects. WOH Government Solutions, the firm that lobbyist Todd Howe ran, provided an in-kind contribution to Cuomo's campaign by paying $913 to the Fort Orange Club, where the fundraiser was held the evening of Dec. 14. Howe, Cuomo's then-deputy secretary Joseph Percoco and executives of COR Development were also at Cuomo's private fundraiser. A COR subsidiary and COR executives gave Cuomo $25,000 in checks about a month after...
  • German government plans to spend 93.6 billion euros on refugees by end 2020: Spiegel

    05/14/2016 3:42:25 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 21 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/14/16
    Germany's government expects to spend around 93.6 billion euros by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal finance ministry for negotiations with the country's 16 states. The figure is likely to stoke concerns, particularly among growing anti-immigration movements, on the impact of new arrivals on Europe's largest economy which took in more than a million people last year, many from Syria and other war zones. The numbers arriving have fallen this year, helped by a deal between the European Union and Turkey that was designed...
  • Pelosi: Iranians May Do Bad Things With The $150 Billion They Got Out Of The Nuke Deal [VIDEO]

    01/14/2016 1:14:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/13/16 | Steve Guest
    Nancy Pelosi acknowledges the Iranians may do bad things with the $150 billion dollars set to be returned to the regime as part of the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday, Pelosi even said the Iranians "have been doing bad things with the money that they have but the fact is the biggest threat to all of us is that Iran would have a nuclear weapon."
  • Chinese company to buy Texas oil fields in $1.3 billion deal

    10/28/2015 2:39:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 10/26/15 | Sophia Yan
    A Chinese investment firm is shelling out $1.3 billion to buy giant oil fields in Texas, reflecting growing interest from China in U.S. energy resources. Yantai Xinchao will acquire oil assets in the western Texas Permian Basin that are currently owned by Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum. The deal is part of a larger transaction between Yantai Xinchao and a second Chinese firm, according to a stock exchange filing on Saturday. The purchase, which includes oil fields in the state's Howard and Borden counties, has already been approved by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, the filing said. Many...
  • Trump says he will spend $1 billion on campaign if necessary

    08/15/2015 12:07:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Lawler
    Billionaire and Republican candidate Donald Trump said Saturday that he would spend $1 billion on his presidential campaign, if necessary, to win the White House. Asked by a reporter at the Iowa State Fair if he would spend that sum on his campaign, Trump replied "Yes ... if I had to." Trump afterward ended the short press conference to take children at the fair aboard his helicopter. The brash candidate, who leads Republicans in recent polls, said that a budget for his campaign was "irrelevant." "I make 400 million a year so what difference does it make," Trump said. Instead...
  • Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion

    07/15/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 135 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 15 Jul 15 | JEFF HORWITZ
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled new documents Wednesday setting his personal fortune at more than $10 billion and an annual income of more than $362 million. The businessman says he filed his personal financial disclosure with federal regulators Wednesday afternoon, The $10 billion figure — up nearly 15 percent since the previous year, by Trump's calculation, would make Trump the wealthiest person ever to run for president. Trump's campaign says the federal forms are "not designed for a man of Mr. Trump's massive wealth."
  • CBO: Repealing ObamaCare would cost $137 billion

    06/20/2015 12:23:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/19/15 | Kate Gibson
    With the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on a key element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated the financial impact of repealing the health law on the economy. Striking down Obamacare, as the federal insurance program is called, would increase the nation's budget deficit by a net $137 billion over a 10-year period, according to the nonpartisan CBO, which analyzes budgetary and economic issues on behalf of lawmakers. The total budget gap between 2016 and 2025 would rise by $353 billion as a result of eliminating Obamacare, according to the CBO, which...
  • Pentagon Paid NFL $5.4 Million for Events Honoring Troops (NFL revenues near $10 billion)

    05/12/2015 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is questioning why taxpayers had to subsidize NFL events honoring America’s troops. The Pentagon gave the NFL, which has revenues of nearly $10 billion, $5.4 million between 2011 and 2014 for pregame and halftime events that appeared to be put on by the football teams themselves. The Hill reports: “It is troubling to learn that taxpayer funds are being used to compensate these teams for honoring and recognizing U.S. military service members,” Flake said Monday to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank Grass.
  • Sen. Flake Cosponsors Legislation to Eliminate Corn Ethanol Mandate

    03/18/2015 3:39:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    Senator Flake ^ | Dec 12 2013
    United States Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), today joined Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and seven other cosponsors to introduce The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013. The bill eliminates the corn ethanol mandate within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires a yearly increase in the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into the total volume of gasoline refined and consumed in the United States. The RFS, which was first enacted in 2005 and then expanded in 2007, requires refiners and blenders to use 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2013. "In 2005, Congress...
  • Apple just made $18 billion in 90 days, more than 435 firms in the S&P 500 in total

    01/27/2015 2:58:24 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 28 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Worker Ant #11
    Apple just made $18 billion in 90 days, more than 435 firms in the S&P 500 each made – in total – since 2009 Submitted by WorkerAnt#11, on January 27th, 2015 Share0 Tweet0 0 Share0 Apple shares rose 45% over the past 12 months and grew 15% since $AAPL introduced the iPhone 6 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Apple Inc. is set to report first-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. The Cupertino-based company has continued to impress Wall Street with stronger-than-expected sales of its higher-margin iPhone 6 Plus. Quarterly earnings per share and revenue estimates have risen an average...
  • IRS Gave $14.5 Billion in Low-Income Tax Credits to the Wrong People

    12/13/2014 2:39:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/14 | Brianna Ehley
    The federal watchdog tasked with keeping tabs on the Internal Revenue Service says the agency needs to do a better job of administering tax credits for low-income people. The reason? Billions of dollars each year are ending up in the wrong hands. A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, reveals that nearly a quarter of the $63 billion worth of Earned Income Tax Credits distributed in 2012 were improper payments. That’s about $14.5 billion in erroneous payments that were either given to the wrong people or distributed to the right people in the wrong amount. TIGTA...
  • It’s Laughable How Much Cheaper It Would Be to Send Illegals Back Than Approve Obama’s $3.8 Bil

    07/10/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7/09/14 | Kevin Boyd
    Former Congressman Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma) has a plan to deal with tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who have arrived on the southern border in recent weeks: Fly them home. More importantly, he said this can be achieved for 99.5% less than the $3.8 billion that President Barack Obama is asking for to house 30,000 illegal aliens for a year. From his column in The Washington Times: At the unofficial reported cost of $250 per person per day, President Barack Obama is proposing we spend $1.8 billion “to provide appropriate care for unaccompanied children.” That works out to 19,726 minors...
  • Dems want immediate border action ($3.7 billion takes care of everything)

    07/09/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are amplifying their calls for Republicans to take immediate action on President Obama's request for emergency funds on the southern border. Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, emerged from a closed-door meeting of the group on Wednesday to say there's “a general consensus” that Congress should pass Obama's $3.7 billion package immediately. “There's generally a sense that we need to act,” Becerra said, “and so we should try to act as quickly as we can.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat who recently visited the border, described dismal conditions among the young...
  • US Postal Service loses $1.9 billion in last quarter

    05/11/2014 2:55:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    PressTV ^ | 5/10/14
    The US Postal Service announced Friday that it lost $1.9 billion over its most recent quarter, despite bringing in more revenue during that three-month span. The red ink means the cash-strapped agency has now lost money in 20 of the last 22 quarters. In all, the agency lost some $2.2 billion in the first six months of fiscal 2014, through March 31. Postal officials again cited the losses to press lawmakers to enact a comprehensive overhaul of the agency, which has now lost more than $23 billion over the last two and a half years.
  • Still Soft after Half a Billion Years?

    05/06/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-3-14 | Brian Thomas
    Still Soft after Half a Billion Years? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Original soft tissue fossils are revolutionizing our understanding of how and when fossils formed. Secular researchers have described dozens of them over the years, from mummified skin and hemoglobin to dried up retinas—all in rock layers designated at least tens of millions of years old.1 The science of tissue decay does not permit these long ages, calling into question the "age" of the most recent discovery: original, pliable, marine worm tube tissue found in Pre-Cambrian fossils. ...more at link
  • Deep freeze puts $5 billion chill on economy

    01/08/2014 2:39:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/07/14 | Steve James
    The record cold spell that has half the country in the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy up to $5 billion. That's because millions of Americans haven't been able to drive to work, fly or take a train to business meetings or vacations, go to the shopping mall or take the kids out for a movie and a meal. And they may also have to pay more just to keep warm.
  • Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

    03/08/2013 6:02:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/08/13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday. Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011, the agency said. The year before, about 279,000 workers and retirees owed $3.4 billion. Overall, the 9.8 million workers included in the data had a delinquency rate of 3.2 percent. That's better than the general public. The IRS says the delinquency rate for the general public was 8.2 percent.
  • Big bucks for bikes? [San Francisco; as much as $500 million over five years]

    01/29/2013 7:27:02 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 16 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Jan 28 [2013] | Michael Cabanatuan
    It’s no secret that San Francisco hasn’t invested much money in bicycling improvements — almost nothing until the past couple of years. But even those relatively small investments have led to a surge in the number of commuters riding their bikes in San Francisco. Over the past decade the number of trips being taken by bicycle have increased by 71 percent. Now, bike advocates — and the Municipal Transportation Agency — would like to see what happens if they put some real money — perhaps as much as half a billion over the next five years — behind biking.