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    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Blumenthal “passed along a note...
  • This Egyptian Billionaire Wants to Buy an Entire Island to Shelter Syrian Refugees

    09/06/2015 5:26:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Good, Magazine for the Global Citizen ^ | 09/05/2015 | by Rafi Schwartz
    As thousands of people fleeing ongoing violence across much of the Middle East–particularly Syria’s bloody civil war–continue to stream into Europe, that continent, and with it, the entire world, is scrambling to find a solution to this massive refugee crisis. Exact figures vary, but recent estimates by the United Nations put the number three thousand migrants per day passing through the Balkan states on their way to Western Europe. While some countries (namely: Germany, Sweden, and Hungary) are expected to feel the strain of this incoming influx of refugees more than others, the mass migration has thrown into stark relief...
  • Trump: GOP challengers 'viciously' attacked me

    08/02/2015 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Republicans have not given him a warm welcome since he entered their 2016 nominating process. Trump argued he is on the defensive against over GOP White House hopefuls during an interview that morning. “I’m not looking to attack them,” Trump said of the rest of the Republican field on ABC’s “This Week.” “I didn’t start the attacks,” he said. “But I have been attacked and I counter punch.” “I mean, they attacked me first and I hit them back and maybe even harder than they hit me,” Trump added. “But the...
  • Fracking Billionaires Give Record-Setting Donation to Ted Cruz

    07/28/2015 12:45:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    AllGov ^ | 07/28/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman
    Two Christian conservatives who became billionaires from fracking have given a record political contribution to Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. Farris and Dan Wilks, who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have reportedly contributed $15 million to Keep the Promise, a super PAC supporting Cruz. The $15 million is the largest contribution so far in the 2016 race, and represents nearly half of the $38 million raised by Keep the Promise. The Wilks brothers have largely maintained a low profile until now. But their public remarks have caught the attention of liberals. Farris Wilks, 63, told CNN...
  • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence gets a $100-million boost

    07/20/2015 3:24:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Nature ^ | 7/20/15 | Zeeya Merali
    Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announces most comprehensive hunt for alien life.You could say that the silence has been deafening. Since its beginnings more than half a century ago, the dedicated search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has failed to detect the presence of alien civilizations. But at London’s Royal Society today (20 July), Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced a shot in the arm for SETI: a US$100-million decadal project to provide the most comprehensive hunt for alien communications so far. The initiative, called Breakthrough Listen, will see radio telescopes at Green Bank in West Virginia, the Parkes Observatory in Australia, and...
  • Why Is an Israeli-American Billionaire Pouring Millions into the Clinton Foundation?

    05/11/2015 6:39:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Weeks after Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the State Department objected to a proposed consultancy arrangement offered to Bill Clinton by media mogul Haim Saban, citing concerns about conflict of interest. Nevertheless, public records show that Saban’s nonprofit gave millions to the Clinton Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure. Saban, a billionaire best known for creating Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and has spent heavily to support Israel. “His greatest concern, he says, is to protect Israel, by strengthening the United States-Israel relationship,” the New Yorker noted in a 2010 profile of Saban. At a conference in...
  • Billionaire Hypocrisy: George Soros May Owe $7 Billion In Taxes

    04/30/2015 11:20:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    “You support President Obama’s proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy?” That was the question put to George Soros on CNN some three years ago. Here was his answer: “Yes, very much… the super bubble really resulted in creating a great increase in inequality, and now we have the after effect where you have slow growth, but if you could have better distribution of income, then the average American would actually be better off.” There’s no question that “everyday Americans” (as a reminder, those are the people Hillary Clinton wants to help by running for president… well, those people...
  • Creating $200 Million Super Fund to End Careers of Obama & Hillary

    04/01/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 1, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Loose lips sink ships. Here is how Republican donors can sink the ships of both Obama and Hillary. Democrats claim all rich people are Republicans. Not true. The super rich are actually a mixture of Democrats (mostly trial lawyers and spoiled brats who inherited their money) and sleazy sell-outs- willing to play both sides, or sell out either party to get what they want. But there are more than enough rich Republican super donors (think Koch brothers, Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn, Vince McMahon, and don't forget Mitt Romney). Why aren't they stepping up to the plate? Put your...
  • Djibouti government criticised as UK court unfreezes businessman’s assets

    03/26/2015 4:50:00 PM PDT · by piasa
    Ghana News Agency ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    London, Mar. 25, GNA - The government of Djibouti came in for strong criticism on Monday, as the High Court in London unfroze the worldwide assets of multimillionaire Djiboutian businessman Abdourahman Boreh who had been wrongly found guilty on terrorism charges in Djibouti. The English solicitor who represented the Djiboutian government, Peter Gray of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, was equally censured by Mr Justice Flaux for misleading the court, which led to the initial freezing order on Mr Boreh’s assets. Mr. Boreh, a former confidant of President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, challenged the freezing order. He had been charged...
  • Liberal billionaire gears up for statewide $16 minimum wage push in 2016

    03/09/2015 4:25:54 PM PDT · by Baynative · 78 replies
    Shift WA ^ | March 9, 2015 | Staff
    “We’re building a new way of governing the state. Olympia’s not doing anything, so the power is shifting from Olympia to people like me.” – Seattle billionaire, Democrat financier and far-left activist Nick Hanauer.
  • Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List

    03/03/2015 5:01:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2015, 4:36 PM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Roman Abramovich Invests $15M In New US Fracking Technology

    02/25/2015 10:12:21 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies ^ | 24/02/2016 | James Stafford
    Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman Abramovich perhaps tells another story. When the anti-fracking campaign started to heat up late last year in Denton, Texas—the heart of the shale revolution—conspiracy theories were spread from within the pro-fracking community that the Russians were behind the whole thing. The logic was that the American shale revolution threatened Russia’s market share. Yet just months after a successful vote...
  • Steyer outlines Senate goals for climate, taxes, education

    01/19/2015 2:21:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2015 | By Timothy Cama
    Tom Steyer is telling potential supporters that if he were to run for Senate in California, he would set policy goals related to climate change, taxes and public education. If he does not meet certain goals in six years, Steyer would pledge not to run for a second term. The billionaire environmentalist and former hedge fund manager spent $74 billion in the midterm elections in an effort to elect more lawmakers who want to fight climate change. Steyer also wants to ensure that the highest income earners pay effective tax rates that are at least the same level as the...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer Mulls Run For Sen. Boxer's Seat

    01/09/2015 8:28:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 09, 2015 | SEEMA MEHTA AND MICHAEL FINNEGAN
    Billionaire Tom Steyer Mulls Run For Sen. Boxer's Seat July 2014 Tom Steyer, former hedge fund titan, has been huddling with advisors, polling voters, buying web addresses and meeting with political and labor leaders, sources say. By SEEMA MEHTA AND MICHAEL FINNEGAN Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager and a major political donor, considers a run for Sen. Boxer's seat. Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is aggressively exploring a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer and is expected to make a decision within days, according to multiple sources close to Steyer. The former hedge...
  • Pervy Billionaire Agreed To Plea Bargain

    07/27/2006 3:48:29 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 264+ views ^ | 27 July 2006 | TheSmokingGun
    Police report says Epstein had okayed deal in underage sex probe JULY 27--Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, now ensnared in a sleazy Palm Beach teenage sex/massage scandal, agreed earlier this year to plead guilty to an aggravated assault charge, serve five years probation, undergo "psychiatric/sexual evaluation," and have no unsupervised visits with minors, according to a police report. The details of the Epstein plea agreement--which was never finalized--are contained in an 87-page Palm Beach Police Department incident report, an excerpt of which you'll find below. According to an account by Detective Joseph Recarey, prosecutor Lana Belohlavek related to him the terms of...
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 51 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer invests $1 million in Democratic fight to take Washington Senate

    09/23/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/23/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Tom Steyer, a California hedge fund billionaire who has emerged as a key Democratic donor, has put $1 million in a Washington fund in a reported effort to win Democratic control of the state Senate. The Washington Senate is now controlled by a coalition made up of 24 Republicans and two Democrats.
  • Liberal Billionaire: 99.5% of Americans Are Not ‘Super Sophisticated’ (Warming deniers)

    08/18/2014 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 8-18-2014 | Curtis Kalin
    Billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer attempted to explain why there is still a sizable portion of Americans that do not buy in to global warming alarmism by, basically, generalizing virtually all of America as not “super sophisticated.”Speaking at a climate conference hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute, Steyer said: “I think if you were to go around to most of the — what I would think of as super-sophisticated people who think about politics and policy more than five minutes a month — we are doing really well.” … “And the question in the United States of America is...
  • China sentences mining tycoon Liu Han to death

    05/23/2014 10:59:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24 2014 | By AFP
    A Chinese court on Friday convicted a mining billionaire said to have links with former security tsar Zhou Yongkang of murder and sentenced him to death. Liu Han led private company Hanlong, which once launched a billion-dollar bid for an Australian firm. He and his brother Liu Wei were found guilty of "organising and leading a mafia-style group", murder and other crimes, the Xianning Intermediate People's Court said. They and three accomplices were sentenced to death.
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer will use clout and cash to boost Democrats, environment, in key races

    05/22/2014 7:20:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/22/2014 | Matea Gold
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer plans to finance full-fledged political campaigns in at least seven states key to Democratic fortunes in the 2014 midterms and the 2016 presidential race, further cementing his rapid rise as one of the party’s most influential patrons. The independent efforts run by his super PAC, NextGen Climate, will include television ads, on-the-ground field organizing and get-out-the-vote operations that seek to mobilize voters on the local impacts of climate change. The group plans to highlight issues such as drought in Iowa and the rising cost of flood insurance in Florida. It will also spotlight the climate-change skepticism...
  • Want To Become A Billionaire? Just Solve One Of These 10 Problems

    04/22/2014 8:58:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2014 | Rob Wile
    We recently gave you a list of 25 trends that would be making people billions. Most of the phenomena will end up benefiting everyone.But if you fancied yourself as someone who could be turned into a billionaire, you were arguably cheating — these were things everyone has already figured out.The real challenge, and the greater value and more lucrative pursuit, would be to come up with the solutions to problems that have befuddled engineers for decades or more.We thought of 10 of them:1. Wireless Power Digital devices have become so small that it can be cumbersome to plug them into a...
  • The Non-Koch Good Billionaire

    04/21/2014 11:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2014 | Tom Rogan
    On Friday, the day to bury unpopular news, the Obama administration announced the extension of its Keystone XL review. A final decision is unlikely before the November midterms. The administration claims it needs this delay to resolve legal complexities. But let’s be clear: This is the submission of governance to partisanship. And it comes from the president who proclaims himself the maestro of infrastructure investment. It’s impossible to overstate the absurdity of this situation. After all, the State Department recently found that Keystone XL would have no significant impact on the environment — a conclusion upheld by the department’s inspector...
  • Texas Billionaire Harold Simmons Dies; Called Obama 'Most Dangerous Man In America'

    12/30/2013 12:48:55 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons died on Saturday after an illness, aged 82. The legendary empire builder and corporate raider was worth $10 billion at Forbes last reckoning, ranking 40 on the 2013 Forbes 400. He died at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, having been in failing health for several months. Simmons, who built his fortune from nothing, was known to wear $3,000 sport coats to reflect his wealth, but underwear from Wal-Mart out of respect for his frugal upbringing. .... In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he called Barack Obama “the most dangerous man in America”...
  • Zuckerberg Launches New Ad Campaign to Push for Amnesty

    11/18/2013 5:20:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/13 | M Boyle
    Facebook’s billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg has launched a series of new television ads pushing for Congress to pass amnesty now, Politico reports. The new ad quotes President Barack Obama, House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Speaker John Boehner and strikes, as Politico’s Maggie Haberman wrote, a new “tone” for Zuckerberg. “The ads, obtained by Politico, mark a shift in course for the group,” Haberman wrote. “Its earlier ads — aired through and its partisan-leaning affiliates — sought to persuade with a gentler tone, or by offering cover to Senate...
  • (Theft by $haria) Revealed: Iran's Supreme Leader is a Billionaire

    11/12/2013 8:00:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies ^ | 11/12/2013 | Elad Benari
    Revealed: Iran's Supreme Leader is a Billionaire Iran's supreme leader controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, exposes Reuters. While Iran has been buckling under the sanctions that have been crippling its economy, the country’s supreme leader is apparently enjoying the billions he has in the bank. The Reuters news agency exposed on Monday that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, a sum exceeding the value of his nation’s current annual petroleum exports. The little-known organization, called Setad, is one of the keys to the Iranian leader’s enduring power and now holds...
  • The plumber vs. the billionaire

    09/12/2013 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 9/11/2013 | Rich Lowry
    Michael Bloomberg is the mayor of New York and a media mogul who weekends in Bermuda and whose net worth is an estimated $27 billion. Victor Head runs a plumbing business with his brother in Pueblo, Colo. The two clashed from a distance Tuesday in the Colorado gun recalls, and Head gave the billionaire a righteous drubbing. The defeat of two pro-gun control Colorado state senators in recall elections sends a message that should be heard all the way back on the Upper East Side, and maybe even in Hamilton. It wasn’t too long ago that Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal...
  • Romney's Top Donor Teams with Soros Front Group on Immigration Reform

    08/23/2013 10:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    According to a new report from USA Today, GOP mega donor Paul Singer is helping fund the National Immigration Forum (NIF) for its Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) initiative. Singer is the founder and CEO of Wall Street hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation and the man who made Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for president happen. “Ali Noorani, the forum's [NIF’s] executive director, said financial resources for the Evangelical Immigration Table's efforts are coming from a range of supporters, including new conservative donors such as Paul Singer -- a hedge fund manager and major donor to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign,” USA...
  • Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

    08/10/2013 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Optimist · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 10, 2013 | Nick Allen
    It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles. (snip) Billionaire Elon Musk’s CV is impressive, to say the least. He made his initial fortune from PayPal ... his SpaceX venture ... founded Tesla (snip) he would be publishing plans for the Hyperloop on Monday, August 12 (snip) Mr Musk will not be patenting the design and it will be “open source”, meaning anyone can modify it, or try to build it.
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • Does Barack Obama Sing the Tiger Song?

    12/20/2008 8:26:34 PM PST · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 991+ views
    How many have heard of Nadhmi Auchi? Why are we not hearing more about him? Nadhmi Auchi was born in 1937. He is an Iraqi born British-resident and Britain's 22nd wealthiest individual. Nadhmi Auchi co-conspired with fellow Baathist Saddam Hussein in 1959 to assassinate then Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim. Rezko and Obama are both financially connected to him. MSNBC reports that Nadhmi Auchi had helped Orascom (which owns Djezzy GSM), owned by Onsi Sawiris, gain a contract to set-up mobile phone networks in post-Saddam's Iraq. As per Orascom's annual report, page 65, Huawei Technologies is listed as a subsidiary...
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • Vitter wants answers on Brazil drilling loan; Paul wanted answers too

    03/22/2011 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Crush · 31 replies
    The US Report ^ | 22 March 2011 | Kay Day
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wants answers from the US taxpayer supported Export-Import bank about a $2 billion loan to Brazil for offshore drilling. Vitter’s home state is suffering under a moratorium imposed by President Barack Obama. Vitter said Louisianians “are frustrated” and he wants to know “why permitting domestically is nearly stalled…” Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had questions about ExIM—nine years ago when he asked Congress to reject the reauthorization of ExIm for “economic, constitutional and moral reasons.” Vitter sent a letter to Fred Hochberg, Ex-Im president, on March 17. Vitter asked Hochberg to identify all US companies that have...
  • Janet Jackson plans $20m wedding with Qatari billionaire; converts to Islam

    10/05/2012 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Bang
    Janet Jackson and her fiancé Wissam Al Mana are reportedly planning to get married in Doha, Qatar in 2013. The couple hope to tie the knot in Doha where the billionaire was born and are making arrangements for the ceremony to take place in 2013. Janet and Wissam will be wedded in a Muslim ceremony. A renown Turkish author, Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya), is also making the claim that the 46-year-old Janet Jackson has converted to Islam — as did her brother, Michael Jackson — and is choosing to keep her new religion a secret from her fans. According...
  • Judith Avery: The Left-Wing Billionaire’s Club Sticker heiress donates directly and indirectly

    08/14/2012 9:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/14/12 | Bill McMorris
    Editor’s Note: Details of the WFB’s Democracy Alliance exposé can be found here. A leading voice in the world of liberal foundations has a side project funding the left-wing billionaire’s club known as the Democracy Alliance, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Judith Avery, who serves as chair of the $24 million Durfee Fund and president of the $38 million Baytree Fund, is also a member of the secretive network of Democratic millionaires and billionaires. Avery’s father, R. Stanton Avery, invented stickers and turned the product into a multi-billion dollar industry. He founded the Durfee Foundation, named...
  • Titanic II to have 'safety deck': Australian tycoon

    07/17/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | July 16, 2012 | Madeleine Coorey
    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer Tuesday said his modern-day version of the Titanic will retain the first, second and third-class divisions of the original and include a new "safety" deck. Releasing the preliminary plans and drawings for the Titanic II, which is to be built in China, mining tycoon Palmer said the massive vessel would have the original nine decks plus an additional safety deck. "This is to ensure the vessel is fully compliant with the current regulations which require passenger ships to, as much as possible and practicable, keep the distance from the lifeboat launching area to the waterline as...
  • The UN Decides To Tax The US – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    07/11/2012 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 7/11/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how the United Nations proposed to enact a tax on billionaires to generate $400 billion dollars to give to Third World countries. This is a defining moment in global governance. Tune in!
  • Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network

    06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    cb ^ | June 01, 2012
    OWN, which has been a disaster from nearly day one with terrible ratings and Discovery quickly learning that their supposedly brilliant acquisition was quickly transforming into a money pit. Just in the past year, the signs have been pointing towards OWN’s imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie O’Donnell over the latter’s cancelled show.
  • Losses at Oprah Winfrey's OWN reportedly approach $330M

    05/07/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies ^ | 5/7/12
    The losses at Oprah Winfrey's stumbling cable channel are approaching a staggering $330 million, according to a report. And now industry insiders are predicting that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will not be able to survive another year if it does not find a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround. Discovery, which partnered 50-50 with Winfrey to launch the network and has been underwriting its costs, has invested nearly $600 million in it since 2008, according to a report in Businessweek magazine over the weekend. But since it started on the air in January 2011, "OWN may have lost...
  • Bloomberg Has A New Billionaire Rankings List That Should Kill Every Other Billionaire Rankings List

    03/05/2012 7:25:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/05/2012 | Lisa Du
    Well, this should give Forbes—known for their annual "rich lists"—a run for their money. Last night, Bloomberg released the "Bloomberg Billionaires Index," the first daily global ranking of the richest people in the world as part of their coverage of wealth. The index is available here, and its most noticeable characteristic is that it is built to change daily depending on stock fluctuations and economic/company news. From the methodology— The index is a dynamic measure of the world’s wealthy based on changes in markets, the economy and Bloomberg reporting. Each net-worth figure is updated every business day at 5:30 p.m....
  • Is Mitt Romney a Billionaire?

    01/30/2012 9:49:38 AM PST · by pinochet · 22 replies
    In an interview im Miami with the Hispanic journalist, Jorge Ramos of Univision, who asked him what he was worth, Mitt Romney claimed he is worth between $150 million to 200 million dollars. Romney is the founding CEO of Bain Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in the world. In a documentary that Newt Gingrich's PAC ran in South Carolina, the value of Bain was put at $65 billion dollars. Founding CEOs usually retain ownership of a large number of shares in the firms that they founded. For example, Microsoft is worth $219 billion, and Bill Gates...
  • This Woman Just Doubled Her Worth ... to $20B

    01/27/2012 8:12:47 PM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies ^ | 1-21-2012 | John johnson
    Smart Company has been keeping an eye on Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, and it predicted last year that she might well end up being the world's richest person someday. If she keeps having weeks like this one, don't count her out. Her wealth doubled from $10 billion to $20 billion, according to the website, thanks to a South Korean company buying a stake in one of her mines.
  • The Secrets of Soros, Obama, Occupiers and the MSM (Part 2 of 3)

    11/22/2011 4:51:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how Occupy protesters are being directly aided by the mainstream media and indirectly aided by White House stimulus money, as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's and even Vice President Joe Biden's households. I also detailed how the mainstream media are accelerating their progressive blitz not only to hasten the second coming, or election, of President Barack Obama but also to help him and other progressives in reaching their final goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." I believe the MSM are also bent to coronate a particular GOP candidate whom they feel...
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress

    11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights. These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office....
  • Why We Need Not Envy China

    11/03/2011 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    Up to 40 million Chinese people still live in caves. That's more than the populations of Texas and Illinois, combined. In fairness, a fraction of these caves are apparently pretty nice, complete with electricity and well-compacted dirt floors. But that's grading on a curve because, well, they're still caves. Meanwhile, 21 million Chinese live below what the Communist Party calls the "absolute poverty" line. That sounds pretty good if you have in mind our poverty line, which is just under $11,000 per year for an individual and roughly $22,000 for a family of four. The absolute poverty rate in China...
  • Steve Jobs 1955-2011

    10/05/2011 8:31:25 PM PDT · by FiddlePig · 62 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 10/5/2011 | RedneckoBlogger
    Tonight we learned of the passing of Apple magnate Steve Jobs… a mega-entrepreneur and developer of a myriad of useful and fun products, concepts and gadgets. Some argue he ranks among such greats as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford in his contributions to the lives of us all. But we must also remind ourselves he was also a mega-billionaire, and as such (taking account my “progressive” President’s recent arguments) we must also ask did Steve Jobs pay his “fair share”, and maybe since he was a billionaire… we should just hate him?
  • Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects (Billionaire Kaiser involved?)

    09/02/2011 6:42:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Link only - Questions Raised After DOE Hides Costs Of Energy Projects Each project is listed in detail on the DOE's website, but the costs were recently taken down.
  • Billionaire Conservative Activist Charles Koch on 2012 Election: ‘We Have Saddam Hussein

    09/06/2011 2:29:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    abc ^ | 9/6/11 | Jake Tapper
    Not the White House, nor the Obama 2012 campaign, nor Democratic National Committee had any immediate comment Tuesday when contacted by ABC News and asked about comments made by Koch referring to the 2012 campaign as a repeat of the Iraq War. “We have Saddam Hussein, this is the Mother of All Wars we’ve got in the next 18 months,” Koch said in comments at a private gathering in Colorado in June, first reported by the progressive Brad Blog and Mother Jones Magazine. ”For the life or death of this country.” ADD Philip Ellender, President and COO, Government and Public...
  • Pelsoi: GOP wants to ‘Destroy Government’, Wonders 'Do Their Children Breathe Air?’

    09/02/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Pelsoi: GOP wants to ‘Destroy Government’, Wonders 'Do Their Children Breathe Air?’ Friday, September 02, 2011 By Eric Scheiner ( - During a Democratic fundraising event in San Francisco late last month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) declared Republicans are ‘hijacking’ the deficit issue in order to ‘destroy the public space’ and wondered aloud “Do their children breathe air?” An audience member recorded Pelosi’s address at the August 21, 2011 fundraiser where the California Democrat attacked Republicans on the deficit. “The Republicans right now are using the idea of deficit reduction as an excuse, they’re hijacking an idea...
  • Obama blows $535 million dollars on a crony capitalist scheme declaring bankruptcy today (updated)

    08/31/2011 1:51:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2011 | Ed Laswky
    NBC is reporting on yet another green scheme going belly-up and this one is a big one. Scott McGrew reports: Solyndra, a major manufacturer of solar technology in Fremont, has shut its doors, according to employees at the campus. "I was told by a security guard to get my [stuff] and leave," one employee said. The company employs a little more than 1,000 employees worldwide, according to its website. Solyndra was touted by the Obama administration as a prime example of how green technology could deliver jobs. The President visited the facility in May of last year and said "it...
  • Memo to Warren Buffett: If you want to pay more taxes, there's a PO Box where you can send a check.

    08/20/2011 10:09:26 PM PDT · by martosko · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2011 | Alec Jacobs
    Warren Buffett, the billionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway and third richest person in the world, has called repeatedly for increasing taxes on wealthy Americans to help reduce the nation’s deficit. So last week, GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann called on Buffett to put his money where his mouth is. “Mr. Buffett, write a big check today,” Bachmann said on the campaign trail. “There’s nothing you have to wait for.” Bachmann is right: Donations to the federal government can be dropped in mailboxes and sent to a West Virginia post office box, or they can be submitted online at