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  • Exclusive: AFL-CIO may delay endorsement of Clinton as 2016 presidential candidate - sources

    07/25/2015 2:51:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-25-15 | LUCIANA LOPEZ
    In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO’s political committee has recommended the nation’s largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The committee on Monday voted unanimously to support the proposal, three union sources told Reuters. The recommendation will be presented at a July 29-30 meeting of the executive council of the federation, which will make the final decision. It could reject the recommendation and still go ahead with an endorsement, though one...
  • Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

    07/23/2015 4:32:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-22-15 | ANDREW MAMBONDIYANI
    For 15 years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks, the tobacco industry has been booming, with farmers funded by private firms to grow tobacco. But this switch, coupled with the worst regional drought in nearly a decade, has left Zimbabwe in a precarious food situation. Many farmers have complained of low prices as the season ends while buyers argue the quality of the crop was poor. "A number of farmers are crying foul over unsatisfactory (tobacco) prices," said Trevor Saruwaka, member of parliament for Mutasa Central...
  • Sharknado3. Oscar worthy? or merely 4 star?

    07/22/2015 6:11:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    syfy.com ^ | today | me
    "Oh, Hell, no!"
  • Banks Union appeals to Greeks to return their money to banks

    07/21/2015 3:16:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/ ^ | 7-20-15 | Keep Talking greece
    President of Greek Banks Association Louka Katseli appealed at the citiznes to return their money to the banks. “Banks are absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV “as guaranteed by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful if 40 billion euros had not been withdrawn in the last months. Katseli, a former PASOK Minister, appealed to citizens to return their deposits to the banks “now that the banks are open” after a three-week holiday and capital controls. “Let’s all help our economy,” Katseli urged Greeks and added “If you take your money out of...
  • Caught On Camera: Vandal Sets Fire To Mural Celebrating LGBT, Latino Culture in SF Mission District

    07/21/2015 3:21:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    CBS SanFransicko ^ | 7-19-15 | unattributed
    Police released a surveillance video Saturday of a man suspected of vandalizing a mural in the Mission District. Around 11:10 p.m. on June 29, police responded to the corner of 24th Street and Bryant Street regarding a building fire, police said. Upon arrival, police discovered the mural had been burned. Por Vida Mural Torched A San Francisco Mission District mural celebrating LGBT and Latin street life was torched on June 29. (CBS) The mural belongs to the Galeria De La Raza and is titled “Por Vida” or “For Life.” The mural was unveiled by San Francisco’s Galeria de la Raza...
  • Freep a Poll!(Do think we should give drivers licenses to murderous drug lords?)

    07/14/2015 3:26:05 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 7-14-15 | Headline of the Day
    Do think we should give drivers licenses to murderous drug lords? Yes I don't know. No
  • This Weekend's Greece Negotiations Explained In 60 Seconds (By Darth Vader)

    07/13/2015 4:30:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 7-13-15 | Zero Hedge
    "Sources" say this is how it all went down...
  • Meanwhile In Washington...(18's not enough. Press pool told Pres Obama playing another 9 )

    07/11/2015 8:02:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-11-15 | @markknoller
    18's not enough. Press pool told Pres Obama playing another 9 at Caves Valley. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 11, 2015
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you support sanctuary cities?)

    07/09/2015 1:27:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | 7-9-15 | Washington Examiner
    Do you support sanctuary cities? yes no unsure
  • Freep a Poll! (Does it matter that Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi?)

    07/08/2015 4:06:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    http://www.headlineoftheday.com/ ^ | 7-8-15 | Headline of the Day
    Does it matter that Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi? No. Everybody lies. I don't know. Yes. It proves we can't trust her.
  • TRUMP AND THE GOP BORDER WAR

    07/06/2015 6:01:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 7-6-15 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    In the 2016 race, June belonged to two outsiders who could not be more dissimilar. Bernie Sanders is a socialist senator from Vermont and Donald Trump a celebrity capitalist and legendary entrepreneur and builder. What do they have in common? Both have tapped into what the bases of their respective parties believe is wrong with America. Bernie is the Willie Nelson of national politics, a leftist voice of a working class whose jobs and factories have been exported and whose wages have stagnated as banksters and the Davos-Doha crowd amass mammoth fortunes by playing games of three-dimensional Monopoly. The 73-year-old...
  • The past five days have been worse than all that has gone before (Greece)

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 7-1-15 | Iliana Magra
    Sir, Memory. No memory of life before the financial crisis; politics has dominated it ever since. But now I can hardly remember life before Friday night. Fear. I am terrified of tomorrow, all I now see is black. Uncertainty, leading us through our days, every remainder of hope for a brighter future being destroyed by the minute. I look at my three-year-old niece, I envy her ignorance, I envy her age. I am 21 years old and the past few days I feel tired by life. A referendum that supposedly gives me the right to define my future, seems to...
  • Farage on Friday: The EU does NOT care about what is best for Greece

    07/04/2015 7:47:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 7-3-15 | NIGEL FARAGE, MEP
    As my colleague Patrick O’Flynn recently pointed out in the Daily Express, the bullying of Greece by the EU has stepped up a notch. Threats, scaremongering and fear is being put about to keep that country locked within the Euro straightjacket. All those running the EU care about is their project. They care not for the best wishes of the Greek people, but simply for sustaining the economic madhouse they themselves have created. Locked inside the Euro, the Greek people have been long-suffering. Quite simply, the European Union is quite happy to see Greece crucified as long as the shattered...
  • Greek Banks Considering 30% Haircut On Deposits Over €8,000: FT

    07/03/2015 4:58:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 7-3-15 | Zero Hedge
    Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000. Meanwhile, Yanis Varoufakis swears this is nothing but a "malicious rumor": FT report of a Gk Bank Bail In is a malicious rumour...
  • Freep a Poll! (Are many illegal aliens criminals?)

    07/03/2015 4:46:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 7-3-15 | Headline of the Day
    Are many illegal aliens criminals? No No lo sé Si
  • Flatworm uses 'hypodermic penis' to inject sperm into own head

    07/01/2015 2:24:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7-1-15 | Philip Oldfield
    The pursuit of reproductive success in the animal kingdom sometimes calls for extreme measures. But few creatures can match the hermaphrodite flatworm, which scientists have discovered can reproduce by injecting sperm into its own head. The tiny aquatic worm, Macrostomum hystix, is able to self-fertilise because it produces both eggs and sperm. Although it prefers to reproduce with other flatworms, when no mating opportunities are present it resorts to using its needle-like penis to inject sperm into its own head. The sperm then swim down the creature’s transparent body to fertilise eggs in the tail region, leading to viable offspring.
  • #askPOTUS (your chance to tweet a healthcare question to obozo)

    07/01/2015 1:24:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Obozo'd twitter acct. ^ | 7-1-15 | Obozo
    Alright, let's do this. Ready to answer your health care questions. Keep 'em coming with #AskPOTUS. pic.twitter.com/wK8RDF2H0i — President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015
  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:19:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6-29-15 | Zero Hedge
    French Finance Minister Says Economy in Dire Straits, Predicts Two Atrocious Years Ahead (TS//SI//NF) (TS//SI//NF) The French economic situation is worse than anyone can imagine and drastic measures will have to be taken in the next 2 years, according to Finance, Economy, and Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici. On 19 July, Moscovici, under pressure to reestablish a preretirement unemployment supplement known as the AER, warned that the situation is dire. Upon learning that there are no funds available for the AER, French Senator Martial Bourquin warned Moscovici that without the AER program the ruling Socialist Party will have a rough time...
  • DJ Gary Ganja Hopes To Hit New High With ‘Music For Stoners’ (Colorado)

    06/27/2015 5:27:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 6-25-15 | Jeff Todd
    It claims to be the first radio station of its kind in the United States and its getting a lot of different listeners. “We’re like 420 friendly, we play music for stoners, we have marijuana comedy, this summer we’re giving away trips to Amsterdam and Jamaica,” Gary Ganja said as he started a show in mid-June. The radio station at Smokin’ 94.1, which includes DJ’s named Mary Jane, Ed Blaze, Stoney Reynolds and the owner Gary Ganja, started on June first. Its marijuana themed from what goes out over-the-air down to the décor inside the office space and, for now,...
  • Referendum Vote Underway In Greek Parliament - Live Feed

    06/27/2015 4:53:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6-27-15 | Zero Hedge
    The Greek parliament is in session on Saturday evening as lawmakers debate the country's EMU fate and vote on the referendum called by PM Alexis Tsipras just after midnight this morning. TSIPRAS SAYS REFERENDUM WILL BE MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR CREDITORS TSIPRAS: GREEK PROPOSAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEAL STILL ON TABLE TSIPRAS SAYS REFERENDUM NOT MEANT AS RUPTURE WITH EUROPE TSIPRAS SAYS GAME OF BAILOUT HAS COME TO AN END GREEK PARLIAMENT TO RESUME IN 10 MIN AHEAD OF REFERENDUM VOTE SAMARAS SAYS REFERENDUM DRAGS COUNTRY OUT OF EUROPE SAMARAS SAYS CREDITORS DISCUSSING PLAN B FOR GREECE STATE MINISTER PAPPAS SAYS...
  • Freep a Poll! (What do you think of the Supreme Court decision forcing same sex marriage?)

    06/26/2015 1:18:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 6-26-15 | Headline of the Day
    What do you think of the Supreme Court decision forcing same sex marriage? Fabulous!!! I don't know. Insane
  • Kim Kardashian to Speak to Prestigious Commonwealth Club

    06/25/2015 4:09:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    abc news ^ | 6-25-15 | assoc. press
    Kim Kardashian is joining a prestigious list that includes Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates. The 34-year-old reality star is set to speak to San Francisco's venerable Commonwealth Club next week to discuss her new book of selfies and her famous family. Also on the agenda, according to the Commonwealth website, is "the business of millennial culture" and "the objectification of women in media." Tickets for the June 30 event — described only as "a book signing" by Kardashian's publicist — range from $40 for general admission to $300 for the VIP...
  • More auto title lenders are snagging unwary borrowers in cycle of debt (california)

    06/08/2015 5:50:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6-7-15 | JIM PUZZANGHERA
    Cash-strapped consumers are being shown a new place to find money: their driveways. Short-term lenders, seeking a detour around newly toughened restrictions on payday and other small loans, are pushing Americans to borrow more money than they often need by using their debt-free autos as collateral. So-called auto title loans — the motor vehicle version of a home equity loan — are growing rapidly in California and 24 other states where lax regulations have allowed them to flourish in recent years. Their hefty principal and high interest rates are creating another avenue that traps unwary consumers in a cycle of...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! June 2015 edition

    06/03/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 97 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | June, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 1.25 million affected by Japan Pension Service hack

    06/02/2015 3:23:42 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 6-1-15 | TOMOKO OTAKE
    The national pension system has been hacked, leading to 1.25 million cases of personal data being leaked, the Japan Pension Service announced Monday. In a scandal reminiscent of the nation’s botched handling of pension records about a decade ago, people’s pension IDs, names, addresses and birth dates have been stolen through illicit accesses to fund workers’ personal computers, fund officials said. The data were leaked when agency employees opened an attached file in their email containing a virus.
  • Who Is Sidney Blumenthal?

    05/20/2015 3:59:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-20-15 | unattributed
    The New York Times reported Monday on email records showing that Mr. Blumenthal was on the payroll of the Clinton Foundation at the same time he was being paid by groups helping Mrs. Clinton’s presidential run, at the same time he was advising a U.S. business seeking Libyan contracts, at the same time he was secretly advising Secretary of State Clinton about Libya. Every top American diplomat apparently needs a good man Friday who no one else knows about. The news raises questions about whether Mr. Blumenthal’s work with Mrs. Clinton at State in any way benefited his private dealings,...
  • store owner posts signs, leaving town because residents are 'homeless bums, lowlifes and retards'

    05/19/2015 6:49:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-19-15 | CHRIS SPARGO
    A Kansas furniture store owner is closing up shop and leaving town, but not before he tells other residents what he thinks about them. Bob Fyfe, the owner of Payless Furniture in Lawrence, has polarized the community by posting signs on a large truck in his store parking lot that attack the town. The main sign reads; 'Lawrence: Commie and Candy Ass Capitol [sic] of Kansas. Goodbye Obamaville.'
  • More teenagers charged as adults in beating of Dundalk man (Baltimore)

    05/12/2015 2:49:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    wbaltv ^ | 5-12-15 | Lowell Melser
    The arrests are in connection with an April 22 incident in which Rick Fletcher was assaulted in front of his 45th Street home. Antoine Willie Lawson, 17, was indicted last week on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, robbery and theft of less than $1,000. County police on Tuesday announced the arrests of four other teenagers charged as adults, and an arrest warrant has been obtained for a 20-year-old man. Andrew Omar Allen, 15, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Yahkeem Zavion...
  • WikiLeaks Adds Thousands of Hacked Sony Emails

    05/02/2015 2:05:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | 5-1-15 | Dave McNary
    WikiLeaks has added “thousands” more hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment emails to its searchable database. WikiLeaks made the announcement Thursday in a posting on its Twitter account. The move came two weeks after WikiLeaks disclosed that it had published 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails stemming from last winter’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said in an April 16 statement that information was newsworthy, adding, “It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there.”
  • Police kill woman who fired at them from inside patrol car (Atlanta)

    Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car Thursday, authorities said. Two officers were investigating a call about a stolen car Thursday afternoon when they saw a woman sitting inside the vehicle in a parking deck, said Major Darin Schierbaum. He said they took the woman into custody and put her in a patrol car, and that at one point she fired at least two shots at the officers. Schierbaum said the officers returned fire, critically wounding her. She later died at a hospital, he said.
  • Greece's Piraeus Bank offers relief to poverty-stricken borrowers (writes off debt)

    04/23/2015 6:41:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-23-15 | George Georgiopoulos
    Piraeus Bank will write off credit cards and retail loans up to 20,000 euros ($21,484) for Greeks who qualify for help under a law the leftist government passed to provide relief to poverty-stricken borrowers, it said on Thursday.
  • Dutch banker fired after she is exposed as a dominatrix prostitute

    04/16/2015 2:03:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-16-15 | Tom Payne
    ‘Business meetings, elegant suits, lace stockings, garter belts, hold-ups, stiletto heels. If only my colleagues, clients or boss knew that at night I enjoy my hobby of being a hooker.’ Her online advert advises that she is a native Dutch blonde who is a ‘high-class nymphomaniac and prostitute’. She describes her greatest passion as ‘raunchy kinky sex with wild strangers and naughty men’. Quote, a Dutch magazine, reported that van der Waal had a ‘supervisory’ role at her country’s central bank while specialising in sadomasochism in her spare time. After the magazine broke the story, the bank confirmed it had...
  • The poor are treated like criminals everywhere, even at the grocery store

    04/02/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 151 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-1-15 | Jeanine Grant Lister
    Anger toward those living below the poverty line seems to only be increasing. Maine and Missouri have proposed bills limiting residents’ food choices if they use SNAP. Missouri House Bill 813 would bar the state’s 930,000 food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy cookies, chips, soda, energy drinks, steak and seafood. (The legislature also implemented mandatory drug testing for TANF applicants in 2011.) If the bill becomes law, a Missourian can’t buy a can of tuna with an EBT card. Tortilla chips to go with salsa? Nope. Flank steak — tough, stringy and the only cut of beef...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (borders,language,culture.April, 2015 thread)

    04/02/2015 1:32:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | April, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Budget 2015: Federal Government set to introduce tax on bank deposits (Australia)

    03/29/2015 5:32:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    http://www.abc.net.au/ ^ | 3-29-15 | ABC Australia
    The Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax could be made before the budget. The Government is heading for a fight with the banking industry, which has warned it will have to pass the cost back onto customers. Mr Frydenberg is a member of the Government's Expenditure Review Committee but has refused to provide any details.
  • He is risen: Eagles bring Tim Tebow in for a workout

    03/16/2015 2:34:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 104 replies
    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Eagles coach Chip Kelly has just turned his own personal don’t-give-a-damn meter to 11, bringing quarterback Tim Tebow in for a workout. He’s just messing with us at this point. The idea of Tebow and Mark Sanchez together again is almost too perfect to put into words. Kelly carries himself with a smartest-guy-in-the-room vibe anyway, but bringing in a guy the rest of the NFL had given up on speaks to a bit of hubris. Could Tebow run the Eagles’ system, considering his roots running a spread offense at Florida? Sure. Maybe. Who knows?
  • Tim Tebow 'throwing very accurate,' could try out at NFL veteran combine

    03/09/2015 6:58:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    CBS ^ | 3-9-15 | Will Brinson
    The first NFL veteran combine came and went with no Tim Tebow. But the left-handed college football analyst could show up at the next one after extensive training with Tom Brady's quarterback coach. Per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Tebow's been working with Tom House in Los Angeles for the past two years. House told Volin Tebow's improved greatly. "He went from being a little inaccurate and didn't throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball," House said.
  • Freep a poll!(Do you consider yourself an Apple loyalist? Would you buy the Apple Watch?)

    03/09/2015 2:19:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3-9-15 | CNBC
    Do you consider yourself an Apple loyalist? YES! I buy every Apple product! Not really. I mix and match gadgets and companies No. Nothing Apple-related in my household Not sure Would you buy the Apple Watch? Yes No Not sure
  • Bangladesh seizes gold from North Korean diplomat ( 27kg,59lb!)

    03/08/2015 6:54:24 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-6-15 | BBC
    Customs officials in Bangladesh have seized gold worth around $1.7m (£1.1m) from the hand luggage of a North Korean diplomat. Son Young-nam, first secretary at the North Korean embassy in Dhaka, landed in the city on a flight from Singapore on Thursday night. His baggage was searched and almost 27kg (59lb) of gold bars and ornaments were recovered. Authorities in Bangladesh say they plan to pursue charges against him. Mr Son initially refused to allow customs officers and police to examine his luggage.
  • Wisconsin Shooting Victim, 19, Was Convicted Last Year For Role In Armed Home Invasion

    03/08/2015 6:34:15 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 3-7-15 | The Smoking Gun
    Robinson’s mother, Andrea Irwin, said that, “My son has never been a violent person. And to die in such a violent, violent way, it baffles me.”Robinson, pictured above, was arrested last April following an armed home invasion at a Madison residence, according to police records. Cops were called to the scene around 6 AM by a neighbor who “spotted several men, one of them armed with a long gun, entering an apartment building,” according to a police report. Police arrived at the home “just as the armed robbery was ending” and a group of suspects was fleeing “with electronics and...
  • Attack of the B Movies! 50 of the Best Schlocky Titles of All Time

    03/05/2015 2:29:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3-5-15 | Patrick Shanley
    MASTERS OF SCHLOCK The sci-fi and horror movies of the 1950s sparked a trend that continues even today of downright silly titles, ranging from 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' to 'The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?' to 'Big Ass Spider!' (Yes, there also is a love affair with unnecessary punctuation.) Here, THR breaks down 50 of the best (and funniest) titles of all time.
  • Freep a Poll! ("What color is this dress?" weirdness of the day)

    02/27/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | 2-26-15 | KDVR
    What color is this dress? Black and blue White and gold
  • Quiet Change Expands ATF Power to Seize Property

    02/27/2015 3:24:45 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Cato institute ^ | 2-25-15 | ADAM BATES
    A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who earned cautious praise last month for a small reform to the federal equitable sharing program, has now delegated authority to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize and “administratively forfeit” property involved in suspected drug offenses. Holder temporarily delegated this authority to the ATF on a trial basis in 2013, and today made the delegation permanent while lauding the ATF for seizing more than $19.3 million from Americans during the trial period....
  • Britain to send military advisers to Ukraine, announces Cameron

    02/24/2015 2:57:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2-24-15 | unattributed
    Britain was pulled closer towards a renewed cold war with Russia when David Cameron announced UK military trainers are to be deployed to help Ukraine forces stave off further Russian backed incursions into its sovereign territory. The decision – announced on Tuesday but under consideration by the UK national security council since before Christmas – represents the first deployment of British troops to the country since the near civil war in eastern Ukraine began more than a year ago. Downing Street said the deployment was not just a practical bilateral response to a request for support, but a signal to...
  • Freep a poll! (Do you think that Barack Obama loves America? - huffpoo poll)

    02/24/2015 2:43:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    huffingtonpost ^ | 2-24-15 | Huffpo
    Do you think that Barack Obama loves America? Yes No Not sure
  • ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ puts a narrow focus on Muslims

    02/22/2015 7:30:31 AM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2-20-15 | Boston Globe
    Terrorism, by its nature, isn’t confined to a single ethnic group or religion. ISIS or Al Qaeda are undoubtedly a serious threat, but many American communities are more at risk from gang violence, white supremacist groups, or militia movements. Indeed, according to FBI statistics cited in the summit’s report, less than 6 percent of domestic terror attacks are carried out by Muslims.
  • Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware

    02/14/2015 3:03:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2-14-15 | DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH
    In a report to be published on Monday, and provided in advance to The New York Times, Kaspersky Lab says that the scope of this attack on more than 100 banks and other financial institutions in 30 nations could make it one of the largest bank thefts ever — and one conducted without the usual signs of robbery. The Moscow-based firm says that because of nondisclosure agreements with the banks that were hit, it cannot name them. Officials at the White House and the F.B.I. have been briefed on the findings, but say that it will take time to confirm...
  • Six People Died in a Fiery NY Train Crash Packed with 400 People… 3 Were Top Investment Bankers

    02/13/2015 6:07:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 2-13-15 | Mac Slavo
    According to the initial investigations of the NTSB, which include witnesses at the scene, the driver exited the vehicle on the tracks to inspect it being hit by a crossing gate: Reports so far show that 49-year-old Ellen Brody crossed onto the tracks, when the crossing gate slammed down on the back of her vehicle. Instead of pulling through the intersection though, she got out to inspect the back of her car. It was when she got back in her car and started to pull forward that she was struck by the passing train – going 58mph. The crash led...
  • Another JPMorgan Banker Dies After Murder-Suicide: Chokes Wife, Stabs Himself To Death

    02/09/2015 3:11:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-9-15 | Tyler Durden
    By now, there have been so many banker-related suicides that it has become a moot point of i) tracking them all or ii) trying to find a pattern. And yet, one name continues to stand out: JPMorgan. The bank which has been most prominent among the list of "suicided" bankers notched one more casualty over the weekend when "a JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee strangled and stabbed his wife to death before turning the knife on himself, according to police who are treating the couple’s death in Bergen County, New Jersey as a murder-suicide."
  • Chelsea Clinton's Husband Suffers Massive Hedge Fund Loss On Greek Investment

    02/03/2015 5:59:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-3-15 | Tyler Durden
    Despite having Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as an investor and being Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky (and two former colleagues from Goldman Sachs who manage Eaglevale Partners hedge fund) told investors in a letter sent last week they had been "incorrect" on Greece, helping produce losses for the firm’s main fund during two of the past three years. By 'incorrect' Chelsea Clinton's husband means the Eaglevale fund focused on Greece lost a stunning 48% last year and, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is impacting the overall returns of the roughly $400 million fund which has spent...