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  • Broadcom co-founder arrested in Las Vegas on drug trafficking charges

    08/10/2018 8:32:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2018 | Bradford Betz
    Tech billionaire and Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was arrested this week in a Las Vegas hotel room on suspicion of drug trafficking, jail records show. Authorities responded to a call from the Encore hotel Tuesday night regarding contraband in one of its rooms, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Police arrested Nicholas, 59, and a woman identified as Ashley Fargo, 37, on suspicion of trafficking cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine. Both have since been released from custody, a police spokesman said. Nicholas’ attorney, famed for representing the likes of Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars, and Motley Crue singer Vince Neil,...
  • Trump: ‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

    07/31/2018 4:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump ripped the Koch brothers one day after the political network formed by the billionaire conservative businessmen said it would not support a Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” Trump said in a series of tweets early Tuesday. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every...
  • Charles Koch vows to hold Republicans accountable

    07/29/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire activist Charles Koch said Sunday that his network of big-spending political groups would be more aggressive in going after Republicans who have failed to adhere to fiscally conservative principles. Speaking to a small group of reporters in a rare interview at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Koch vowed to hold GOP lawmakers accountable for their votes when they break with the network’s free-market views on issues like spending and tariffs. “I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported … we’re gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable,” Koch said. The Koch network will...
  • Betsy DeVos’s $40 million yacht set adrift by vandals

    07/26/2018 10:15:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 134 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/26/18 07:17 AM EDT | By Morgan Gstalter
    A $40 million yacht owned by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reportedly untied from the dock at a northern Ohio marina and set adrift. The captain of the 163-foot yacht, named "Seaquest," called the Huron Police Department early Sunday morning when the crew realized the boat was floating in the Huron Boat Basin, The Toledo Blade reported. The yacht hit a dock, causing between $5,000 and $10,000 in damage, the newspaper added, citing a police report. Investigators are hoping surveillance footage will show who untied the yacht from the dock. It is one of 10 boats owned by DeVos and...
  • Vanity: Anti-Trump Facebook Stock Value Tanks Another 20% in After Hours Trading

    07/26/2018 6:06:45 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Vanity / Market Feeds
    Zuckerberg lost another $15 billion after the market closed. Market Summary > Facebook, Inc. Common Stock Follow NASDAQ: FB 217.50 USD 0.00 (0.00%) Closed: Jul 26, 9:03 AM EDT · Disclaimer Pre-market 171.37 −46.13 (21.21%)
  • Pro-Abortion Billionaire George Soros Spending Millions to Defeat Brett Kavanaugh

    07/17/2018 10:00:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 16, 2018 | Kevin Daley and Andrew Kerr
    A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has significant ties to the liberal financier George Soros. A Daily Caller News Foundation review has found that the group’s primary financial supporter is a nonprofit to whom Soros has given millions. The group, Demand Justice (DJ), is organized and financed by a 501(c)(4) called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which collected some $2.2 million in contributions from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), one of Soros’ primary donation vehicles, between 2012 and 2016. The Soros...
  • Billionaire “Deep State” Soros linked to Anti-Trump/Anti American Protests – WikiLeak

    07/03/2018 2:03:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    “Words and actions of the rich and famous are now showing the world who stand for unity and peace, and who lives for hell and hatred. Wake up world and know those who conspire to have your children living in bondage their whole lives. Those who could be making the world a better place, who choose to do the opposite…call them out! How many times will a man/woman with money and power use it against the people? If Soros was Black he would have been in jail already. Soros for anything that makes satan happy? Some of the anti-Trump protests...
  • A California Billionaire Sets Michigan’s Energy Policy

    06/23/2018 5:57:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jason Hayes
    Michigan’s two largest electricity companies struck a “breakthrough agreement” last month with billionaire California environmentalist Tom Steyer to boost the Wolverine State’s clean-energy requirements. Earlier this year, Mr. Steyer had funded a ballot initiative slated for August to force Michigan’s electricity providers to source 30% of their overall sales from renewable options such as wind and solar by 2030. But under the new agreement, the utilities will aim to produce a minimum 25% of their energy from renewable sources and a further 25% from energy-efficiency measures by that same year. This 50% green-energy goal will effectively govern the state’s energy...
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth A Record $141 Billion

    06/18/2018 5:23:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/18/18 | Zameena Mejia
    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in the world, is richer than he has ever been before. Since June 1, the tech titan's net worth has grown over $5 billion and now totals $141.9 billion, according to the Forbes World's Billionaires list. That makes Bezos worth roughly $49 billion more than Bill Gates and about $60 billion more than Warren Buffett. This latest win for Bezos is just one of many he has enjoyed this year. As Amazon's customer base sticks around despite the latest Prime latest price hike in exchange for a slew of services...
  • Elizabeth Warren Declares War On Billionaires — Does That Include All The Liberal Ones?

    06/15/2018 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/15/2018
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants her fellow Democrats to take on what she calls the "billionaire class." Does Warren know that many, if not most, of this tiny group of people are liberal Democrats? On a recent podcast hosted by Mehdi Hasan of The Intercept, Hasan asked Warren if she thought Democrats lacked the "guts" to go after billionaires. Warren response was "Yeah." She's particularly upset at the handful of her fellow Democrats who voted for a bill that watered down the Dodd-Frank banking regulation behemoth. Warren went on to say: "Until we have all the Democrats who are willing to...
  • Pre-Obituary for George Soros, Lord of the Flies

    06/14/2018 6:08:11 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Isaiah 14:3-23 ^ | 10/31/1611 | King James
    Isaiah 14:3-23 King James Version (KJV)3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none...
  • Billionaire George Soros faces renewed attacks with defiance

    06/10/2018 10:38:07 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 48 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/9/2018 | Michael Kranish
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  • Democrats Can’t Control Their Extremism

    05/29/2018 12:09:38 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 30 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | May 29, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats Can’t Control Their Extremism The party car has no brakes. May 29, 2018 Daniel Greenfield AddThis Sharing Buttons Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. On May 10th, Tom Steyer was shouted down at his own town hall for pointing out that President Trump hasn’t actually killed millions of people. Steyer was in Cedar Rapids on the road with his Need to Impeach tour. The billionaire had come to Iowa to boost his political standing by going further to the extreme than...
  • Bill Gates Gets Nasty: Unearthed Footage Shows Billionaire Gossiping, Trashing Trump at Gates (T)

    05/18/2018 9:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting with President Trump in a recently unearthed video clip, playing up for the audience his opinions on Trump’s knowledge about medical science, among other things. In a clip aired by Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting he had with President Trump while talking to staff members of his charity organization, the Gates Foundation. Gates stated that he met President Trump both before and after he was elected but began first by discussing a meeting he had with President Trump before he was elected.
  • Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems' 'blue wave' fears

    05/17/2018 9:11:23 AM PDT · by gattaca · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with the mogul at his hotel, where he explained the importance of his money in maintaining the Republicans' House control, Politico reported.
  • Steyer Video Warns Mothers to Spot Signs Child Becoming a Racist, Thieving, Pro-Life Republican

    05/14/2018 8:30:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    cnsmews.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Craig Bannister
    Bullying, stealing, and racism are just some of the “signs” your child might be turning into a Republican, a video by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer’s NextGen America warns mothers. In a video redolent of public service videos about teen drug use, a mother laments that she didn’t recognize the signs her son was becoming Republican - until it was too late: “This Mother’s Day, talk to your child about the GOP. I wish I had.”
  • Banking heiress Kate Rothschild's home raided for £500k in jewels as her children slept upstairs

    04/27/2018 7:06:47 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 44 replies
    Evening Standard UK ^ | 26 April 2018 | Justin davenport
    Raiders broke into the home of banking heiress Kate Rothschild escaping with up to £500,000 worth of jewels and valuables as her children slept upstairs. The burglars scaled a rear wall to enter her bedroom at her new home in Barnes, fleeing with a large jewellery box containing all her valuables, including an antique diamond dragonfly brooch and wedding and engagement rings. Ms Rothschild, 35, pictured, returned home with her boyfriend, entrepreneur Paul Forkan, after a night out and only realised something was wrong when she could not get into her bedroom. Mr Forkan climbed through an open bedroom window...
  • Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon dies in rehab facility

    04/16/2018 11:33:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ian Mohr
    Banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig Matthew Mellon has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. Mellon, an early backer of global settlement network Ripple, was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo guru Tamara Mellon and of designer Nicole Hanley, his second wife. A rep said in a statement: “Billionaire Matthew Mellon, 53, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility. Mellon made his fortune in cryptocurrency, turning a $2 million investment into $1 billion. He is survived by his three children, Force, Olympia and Minty. The family asks that their privacy be respected...
  • He Was The World’s Richest Man

    04/04/2018 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    He bet a quarter billion on something maybe worth 60 Million, to bully, damage, and hopefully to destroy this president, and paid $18 billion for it. Who is laughing now? Bezos, a virulent Trump hater, used the Washington Post, a paper of repute at one time, to perform regular, predictable and malevolent daily blitzkriegs on the candidacy, and after he was elected, on the presidency of the man We, the People, elected to the nation’s highest office, his family, his associates, his policies, and his ideas. In other words, Bezos and the Washington Post colluded, cooperated and conspired with the...
  • The World’s Biggest Investors Have Lost $436 Billion In 2018

    03/26/2018 4:56:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 25 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 03-26-2018 | Charles
    Wall Street is shocked, but it shouldn’t be: Tariffs targeting China should have been a given, and now the market’s tanking on trade war fears as if it just crept up on everyone, but Trump’s been very clear on this. Wall Street is known for being short-sighted, though, and allowing itself to get caught up in the euphoria of the day. And now the world’s biggest investors are losing hundreds of billions.