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  • Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers

    12/15/2017 8:17:51 AM PST · by springwater13 · 78 replies
    well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 election, according to documents and interviews. California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill....
  • Kathy Griffin INSANE Press Conference with Lisa Bloom 6/2/17

    06/02/2017 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Raebie · 127 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/2/17 | LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
    Kathy Griffin INSANE Press Conference with Lisa Bloom 6/2/17. Kathy Griffin and is holding a press conference on Friday in order to react to the continued outrage over her controversial photo shoot with a likeness of President Trump‘s head. Griffin has hired attorney Lisa Bloom, who announced that today’s event will “explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family [Griffin] has endured.” Griffin’s photo shoot became an instant source of controversy this week, and it was strongly condemned from figures on both sides of the political aisle. The backlash has cost Griffin...
  • Did Donald Trump’s Lawyers Threaten To Have Bloom County Creator’s “**** In A Sling” Over A Meme?

    05/25/2017 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | Jude Terror
    Earlier today, the official Facebook page for Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County comic strip posted a letter purportedly from the legal team of President Donald Trump...In case anyone had their doubts that the letter is a hoax, comics journalism zine kingpin Christian Hoffer contacted the legal firm to looks likely Donald Trump did not, in fact, threaten the creator of Bloom County over a Facebook meme
  • Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap

    03/27/2017 7:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/27/17 | yahoo
    A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds. The cold weather killed half of the blossoms on the Yoshino cherry trees just as they were reaching their peak. The National Park Service says on its website that peak bloom was...
  • The president takes on ISIS

    02/11/2017 8:25:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum In his Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump said: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth." Then, on Jan. 28, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum, directing the Secretary of Defense, and other officials in his administration, to develop, within 30 days, a comprehensive strategy and plans to defeat ISIS. Relevant in this context, is the following new book published in December 2016: "The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS,...
  • Toxin in Lake Erie puts Toledo drinking water on 'watch'

    07/28/2015 2:04:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Toledo has put its water quality on "watch" status because of the toxins that shut down Toledo's public drinking-water system for three days a year ago. The water is safe to drink, city officials said. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson said the water was put on watch because microcystin had been detected in the intake crib about three miles out in Lake Erie. The toxin was not detected in tap water, she said. "Our water treatment process is effectively removing the microcystin," according to the city's online water-quality dashboard. "We have an advanced warning system...
  • Bloom Energy paid workers in pesos

    02/07/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    The Swarm ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | The Swarm
    An old friend Bloom Energy is making news, and not in a good way. The San Jose Mercury News reported today that Bloom Energy, a political heavyweight, paid workers brought in from Mexico in pesos: "Authorities said Bloom Energy paid the Mexican workers in pesos by wiring funds back to bank accounts in Chihuahua. Bloom also paid for the men to stay in a Sunnyvale motel and provided each with a meal stipend of $50 a day." If true, that's stunning for a company with a board of directors that includes former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Silicon Valley...
  • Sunnyvale energy startup Bloom Energy penalized for bringing in Mexican workers..

    02/06/2013 10:46:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2/6/13 | Eric Kurhi
    SUNNYVALE -- A prominent Silicon Valley clean-energy startup has been ordered to pay back wages and penalties for bringing in workers from Mexico and paying them about $2.66 an hour in pesos, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday. Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy, which makes fuel cells and sells energy to clients including AT&T, Adobe, Coca-Cola, eBay, Google and Wal-Mart, was ordered by a judge to pay $31,922 in back wages and an equal amount in damages to 14 welders who were brought in to work alongside domestic workers refurbishing power generators. It followed a federal investigation that inspected records from...
  • The Book That Drove Them Crazy - "The Closing of the American Mind" 25 years later

    04/05/2012 3:36:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Ferguson
    "The Closing of the American Mind"If I had reread The Closing of the American Mind 10 years ago, when my own children were themselves under 10, I confess I would have thought Bloom’s portrait of educational decline was overwrought. And then they grew up and went off to college. ..............[Allan] Bloom wrote a moment before the population of modernity’s Holy Trinity - Marx, Freud, and Darwin - decreased by two-thirds. Marx lost his allure, at least nominally, after the collapse of the murderous regimes that had been built from his ideas. Freud was demoted from scientist to cultural observer, and...
  • Harold Bloom's Anxiety of (Mormon) Influence

    11/15/2011 5:25:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Alec MacGillas
    One odd feature of this bizarre Republican primary season is what we haven't seen yet: a full-bore re-litigation of Mitt Romney's Mormonism. There was a one-day tizzy last month over the anti-Mormon comments by Southern Baptist Convention leader Rev. Robert Jeffers, a Rick Perry supporter, but that's pretty much been it, which is all the more notable given that Romney's not the only Mormon in the race. Instead, the only ones to really contend with the implications of Romney's Mormonism have been a few voices about as far from GOP circles as one can get. First, there was Chris Lehmann's...
  • Missing 11-Year-Old Girl Found Alive After Days In Woods-(Nadia Bloom)

    04/13/2010 6:59:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies · 2,038+ views
    WFTV ^ | 4-13-2010 | George Spencer
    Posted: 9:24 am EDT April 13, 2010 Updated: 9:49 am EDT April 13, 2010 SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- Missing 11-year-old Nadia Bloom was found alive Tuesday morning in woods by a church member volunteering with the search.
  • Police: Book With Missing Girl Involved Aspiring Explorer

    04/12/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 22 replies · 825+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | Apr 12, 2010 | Staff
    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. -- Once daylight broke, search teams began a third full day of searching for a missing 11-year old autistic girl in Winter Springs. Police told Eyewitness News they are not giving up hope that they will find Nadia Bloom okay. The search for her has been going on since Friday afternoon when Nadia disappeared from the Barrington Estates neighborhood.
  • The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough? Customers Say Energy Machine Works & Saves Money (Important!)

    02/22/2010 4:36:25 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 122 replies · 3,391+ views
    (CBS) In the world of energy, the Holy Grail is a power source that's inexpensive and clean, with no emissions. Well over 100 start-ups in Silicon Valley are working on it, and one of them, Bloom Energy, is about to make public its invention: a little power plant-in-a-box they want to put literally in your backyard. You'll generate your own electricity with the box and it'll be wireless. The idea is to one day replace the big power plants and transmission line grid, the way the laptop moved in on the desktop and cell phones supplanted landlines. It has a...
  • Giving America a Vision Implant—Crayfish, Neurochemicals and the Future of Your Civilization

    The Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 could be a turning point in history. It could be the event that shocks us into a new vision of ourselves, our past, our future, our mission, and our destiny. Or it could be the prelude to a long decline. Will that turning point be for better or for worse? Will it be a new beginning, a new opportunity to see what we've achieve with brand new eyes and to build on our foundations brilliantly? Or will it be the end? The beginning of the Chinese Century? The answer depends on something that...
  • Soros: Obama's Puppeteer (Part 1 - 3)

    10/05/2009 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 5 replies · 729+ views
    Hubpages ^ | unknown | "jiberish"
    The Man Behind the Curtain and his Drones. ...."In a November 2008 in and interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama's administration would eventually pursue in 2009: "I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets -- because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost...
  • Auto Czar to Congress -- BUTT OUT!1

    09/08/2009 5:35:58 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies · 1,080+ views
    The LID ^ | July 21, 2009 | Sammy Benoit
    The Obama administration's auto czar on Tuesday said political interference by Congress could jeopardize the bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.
  • President Obama to Appoint Ron Bloom Manufacturing Czar

    09/06/2009 9:39:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,035+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/6/09 | Jake Tapper
    In Cincinnati tomorrow, President Obama will announce that he's appointing Ron Bloom his Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, White House sources tell ABC News. Bloom is currently Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as a member of the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, named to that position in February. He will remain in that position even while he takes on his new task. A key part of the team that advised the White House on the struggling U.S. auto industry, Bloom and team pushed U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler to come up with viable...
  • Fox News Alert - Car Czar (Steven Rattner) Stepping Down

    07/13/2009 1:22:53 PM PDT · by edpc · 101 replies · 7,630+ views
    Fox News ^ | 13 July 2009 | Fox News
    Reported during Your World that Steven Rattner would step down and be replaced by a member of the Auto Task Force. No print story currently available at site.
  • Stage farce lets Israelis see funny side of the Fuhrer

    02/22/2006 2:09:19 PM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies · 495+ views
    .theaustralian ^ | February 17, 2006 | Stephen Farrell, Tel Aviv
    Stage farce lets Israelis see funny side of the Fuhrer Stephen Farrell, Tel Aviv 17feb06 IN a khaki blur of bad taste, SS uniforms and prancing Fuhrers, the Mel Brooks Broadway farce The Producers has come to Israel for the first time. The show, in Hebrew but replete with swastikas and Nazi salutes, is playing nightly in Tel Aviv to chuckling audiences of Holocaust survivors. Even as they chat during the interval about the best lines, many recall the horror of Kristallnacht. "If ever there was a place that has full licence to make fun of Hitler, it is probably...
  • Kingdom of Heaven : Propaganda or History?

    05/22/2005 2:59:15 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 23 replies · 1,383+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | May 20, 2005 | James Burke
    Kingdom of Heaven: Propaganda or History? by James F. Burke New Republican Archive After the anti-Christian Left was blind-sided by the popularity of Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, key influencers in the media complex were eager to promote the release of Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. Indeed, one finds the loudest praise for the film coming from the pages of the most radical left-wing papers and journals here in the U.S. and, of course, in Europe. Why then is turnout so high here in the U.S.? Viewers hoping for a more positive (or at least less anti-Christian) take on...