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  • Amazon To Issue Student Loans To New "Prime" Shoppers

    07/23/2016 10:08:07 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On the off chance the US didn't already have a big enough problem thanks to a staggering $1.3 trillion in student loans which contrary to White House' claims, are crushing an entire generation under their interest expense weight, earlier today none other than billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he was entering the student loan business, when Amazon unveiled a partnership with Wells Fargo in which the bank’s student-lending arm would offer interest-rate discounts to select Amazon shoppers. In Amazon's latest attempt to entice shoppers into its premium Prime program, Wells Fargo will cut half a percentage point from its interest rate...
  • Richard Branson says cancels deal involving 3,000 jobs after Brexit vote

    06/28/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    British entrepreneur Richard Branson today said his Virgin Group had pulled out of a deal involving 3,000 jobs after Britain voted to leave the EU. In a television interview, the billionaire businessman added that Britain was heading for recession after the pound slumped to its lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades in the immediate aftermath of last Thursday’s referendum result.
  • This Hispanic Billionaire UNLEASHED On Trump Haters

    06/11/2016 12:04:03 PM PDT · by orchestra · 23 replies
    Yesimright.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | Elvin Bartley
    (Full title):This Hispanic Billionaire UNLEASHED On Trump Haters, Says “Who Else Would You Have In A F**king Foxhole?” If you ask liberals about Trump’s popularity with Hispanics, they’ll tell you that Trump is a racist that will never, ever get Hispanic support. Of course, we know that it’s BS, because we have countless evidence of overwhelming Hispanic support of Donald Trump. (Video at link: language alert)
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Billionaire Bunkers: Inside the World’s Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

    04/15/2016 7:09:30 AM PDT · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/16 | Jim Dobson
    Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family will hire their own architect and contractor to build out their living quarters to the custom standard they desire. The expansive shelter is located in Germany and is one of...
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • Buffett Doubles Down On Oil Holdings, Scoops Up Kinder Morgan

    02/17/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-02-2016 | warren
    American billionaire Warren Buffett, through his Nebraska-based company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), has acquired a $400 million stake in struggling pipeline company, Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). According to a Berkshire Hathaway US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the 26.53 million shares of Kinder Morgan are valued at $395.8 million. The purchase adds to Buffett’s oil interests, which includes a recently purchased 14.3 percent stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 at a time when other oil and gas investors are looking for the exit. True to Buffett’s form, the Kinder Morgan purchase came shortly after its stock price fell 53...
  • American yogurt billionaire: 'Hire more Muslim refugees' Calls on biggest U.S. companies to

    01/20/2016 9:11:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/20/16 | Leo Hohmann
    Ever wonder why the federal government would be sending hundreds of foreign refugees to a relatively small town in Idaho? Wonder no more. They’re sent there, many of them, to work in the world’s largest yogurt factory. As WND previously reported, Twin Falls is in line to receive about 300 refugees this year, many of them Muslims from Syria. And the state of Idaho, despite its reputation as a mostly white, conservative farm state, has been a popular destination for refugees in recent years. Boise Mayor David Bieter has gone on record as a huge supporter of President Obama’s welcoming...
  • Here's Mark Cuban's advice for whoever wins the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery

    01/12/2016 10:22:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01-12-2016 | Libby Kane
    The Powerball lottery has reached a record high of $1.4 billion. On Wednesday night, someone might win the jackpot and — even if they don't actually take home $1.4 billion — become incredibly rich in a matter of moments. Billionaire Mark Cuban has some idea of what that's like. Cuban recounted the moment he became a billionaire on an episode of James Altucher's podcast: "I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then...
  • Donald Trump: The Least Charitable Billionaire In The World

    12/27/2015 3:11:11 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 186 replies
    News Examiner ^ | 8/15 | Ben Davis
    How miserly is The Donald? From 1990 through 2009, Trump has personally donated a total of just $3.7 million to his foundation, which was incorporated in 1987. In fact, the billionaire is not even the largest contributor to his own charitable organization. Tax returns show that World Wrestling Entertainment has given Trump’s foundation a total of $5 million in return for the developer’s assistance in working a couple of televised angles along with WWE boss Vince McMahon. The WWE gave Trump’s foundation $4 million in 2007 for his help in promoting that year’s WrestleMania festivities, and another $1 million in...
  • Michael Bloomberg launches $10 million ad campaign to cut carbon emissions

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a $10-million-plus ad campaign to take on opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce power-plant carbon emissions. Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC announced plans Friday to run TV spots aimed at the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.
  • Michael Bloomberg targets Pam Bondi, other attorneys general with ads on carbon emissions

    11/09/2015 9:45:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | 11/6/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City will run millions of dollars in political television ads against four state attorneys general who are suing the Obama administration over new regulations on carbon emissions from power plants....
  • A Spanish billionaire just overthrew Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world

    10/23/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/23/2015 | Mike Bird
    There's a new richest man in the world.It's Spanish clothing magnate Amancio Ortega, who has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates for the first time ever.According to Forbes' real-time tracker, the elusive multibillionaire founder of European clothing retailer Zara just smashed past Bill Gates to become the wealthiest person on the planet, with a fortune of $79.8 billion (€71.83 billion or Ł51.84 billion). The elusive Ortega isn't as much of a household name as Gates, but he's quietly ascended the wealth rankings in recent years, as his company continues to perform well and expand.Unlike many of the richest people in the...
  • REPORT ACCUSES HILLARY ADVISER WHO RAN INTEL SERVICE OF ILLEGALLY LOBBYING FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN ALLY

    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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Oilprice.com ^ | 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
    TheSmokingGun.com ^ | 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 FWD.us 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
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | 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 WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | 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
    .emirates247.com ^ | 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!