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  • The Consent Of The Conned: Every single item in our entire Bernie Madoff scam of a system is cooked.

    10/09/2017 8:52:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 10/09/2017 | CHARLES HUGH SMITH
    Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,Every single line item in our entire Bernie Madoff scam of a system is cooked.My theme this week is The Great Unraveling, by which I mean the unraveling of our social-political-economic system of hierarchical, centralized power. Let's start by looking at how the basis of governance has transmogrified from consent of the governed to consent of the conned.In effect, our leadership leads by lying. As we know, when it gets serious, you have to lie to preserve the perquisites and power of those atop the wealth-power pyramid, and well, it's serious all...
  • Neighbors :Marilou Darnley is lying she moved belongings out of house in August .

    10/06/2017 7:20:56 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | Oct 6 2017 | Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/neighbors-marilou-danley-lying-moved-belongings-house-august/
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents
  • October Article: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You've Never Heard Of

    11/21/2016 5:28:31 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-02-2016 | Richard Pollock
    Three months after leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton arrived in India to cheering throngs to help those who had just lost a million homes in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that killed 20,000 and injured 166,000. In classic Clinton style, he solemnly promised that his new nonprofit — called the American India Foundation (AIF) — would rebuild 100 villages. Rajat Gupta, his millionaire co-chairman, pledged $1 billion for the victims. It never happened. Years later, AIF’s annual reports were reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation and show only seven villages were partially rebuilt...
  • Portrait of a U.S. Vigilante in Afghanistan

    07/11/2004 11:40:35 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 8 replies · 927+ views
    NY Times ^ | 071104 | By DAVID ROHDE
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 10 - Journalists remember him as Jack, an eccentric, heavily armed and at times, it seemed, dangerously unbalanced, middle-aged former American Special Forces soldier, who appeared in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001. Surrounded by armed Afghan guards and rumors that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, he quickly rose to prominence. In the next two years, he was interviewed by Fox and CBS News, helped write a book called "The Hunt for bin Laden" and said he had discovered evidence in Afghanistan that linked Iraq to Al Qaeda. This week, Jack, a convicted felon...
  • Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal

    10/14/2016 10:26:17 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 15, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. -snip-While the Paris agreement included pledges by nearly every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.-snip-And while the Paris pledges are broad, they are also voluntary, often vague and dependent on the political will of future world...
  • Vanity--Hillary: The secret history of the Democratic Party

    07/23/2016 6:56:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    vanity | 7-23-16 | self: vanity
    I'm interested in the opinions of anyone who saw Dinesh D'Souza's new documentary at its opening yesterday. It was very well done, but it filled me with sadness in that I live in a very Republican area and the theatre had just a smattering of patrons. The small audience was enthusiastic, but we were too few for this high quality offering. I knew about half of the people there! D'Souza's message was delivered to the choir.
  • Naked Times Square Con Man Model Should Be In Prison

    07/02/2016 5:24:38 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies
    The News | 2 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    I'm not even going to mention his name. That is all he wanted, his figure, his credentials and his name splashed all over the news. What a genius. He didn't pay a dime for thousands of dollars worth of advertising and now all he has to do is walk into any modeling agency and tell them who he is. Instant name recognition. One news account basically listed his resume for him by mentioning his education and activities and the work he has done. Actually, what he did was STEAL thousands of dollars worth of advertising by conning the media into...
  • Upcoming Donald Trump Live Stream Events (4/14-4/16)

    04/14/2016 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 23 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 4/14/16 | Right Side Broadcasting
    LIVE Stream: Donald Trump in Suffolk County, Patchogue, NY 5PM Suffolk County, Patchogue, NYLIVE Stream: Donald Trump at the New York State Republican Gala (4-14-16) 6:30 PM New York State Republican GalaLIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Plattsburgh, NY (4-15-16) 2:PM Plattsburgh, NY LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Hartford, CT (4-15-16) 6PM Hartford, CTLIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Syracuse, NY (4-16-16) 11 AM Syracuse, NYLIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Buffalo, NY (4-17-16)* *Date, Time and Venue are Tentative and Subject to Change Buffalo, NY
  • The Greatest Con Ever: Donald Trump Convincing Conservatives He’s Not a #RINO

    01/20/2016 12:55:16 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19th, 2016 | JD Rucker
    If any normal candidate had supported the Clintons, partial-birth abortion, Harry Reid, gay marriage, Nancy Pelosi, universal health care, and dozens of other liberal causes, they'd be laughed off the Republican ticket. Donald Trump is no ordinary candidate. Republican In Name Only. Donald Trump is the paragon, the epitome of the phrase. He's conservative on immigration. On every other topic, he's moderate at best and often more liberal than even Hillary Clinton. He pulls his calls for tariffs straight out of Bernie Sanders' playbook. Why, then, are so many Republicans and likely a good number of conservatives supporting him? The...
  • Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy

    05/06/2015 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-05-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt first glance, counseling the doubtful may seem rather similar to instructing the ignorant. However, teaching has learning as its goal while counseling aims to assist with decisions. Certainly giving counsel often includes some aspects of teaching, such as providing information and perspective, but its primary purpose is to assist a person in coming to a decision. This distinction is contained in the root meanings of the words “counsel” and “doubtful.”The English word “counsel” comes from the Latin consilium (con (with) + silium (a decision)). So to...
  • Gen Con asks Gov. Pence to reject religious freedom bill (Makes Threats)

    03/24/2015 3:40:23 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 10 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | 5:46 PM, Mar 24, 2015 | Sarah Swiss
    INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the city’s largest conventions could leave Indiana because of the fight over the controversial religious freedom act. Gen Con sent a letter to Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday, asking him to reconsider his support for Senate Bill 101. Gen Con’s CEO said if the Religious Freedom Restoration Act becomes law, the group will consider taking future conventions to other cities.
  • Oct 24th 2013: Three Ways McCaul-Jackson Lee Border Bill Weakens Current Law (October 2013)

    01/03/2015 1:32:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Oct 24th 2013 | Chris Chmielenski
    During his press briefing on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner said that he's "hopeful" the House will move on immigration legislation before the end of the year. With House Republicans sticking to the mantra of border security before amnesty, it's likely the chamber will soon act on H.R.1417, the McCaul-Jackson Lee "border security" bill. Our legislative analyst Grant Newman has dissected the legislation, and he reports that the bill won't secure the border and even weakens existing law. THREE WAYS H.R.1417 WEAKENS CURRENT LAW 1) Secures only part of the border - The Secure Fence Act of 2006 requires the...
  • Woman Falls for Man in Lamborghini: Loses Dh300k

    04/15/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Malaysian woman admits to being attracted by his perceived wealthA Malaysian woman was attracted by a flashy car and flamboyant lifestyle of a man she befriended on a social media. According to a report in stomp.com, the young woman has filed three police complaints after the man who drove a Lamborghini and claimed to earn $400,000 [Dh1469,200] annually disappeared after cheating her of a huge sum of money. She met the man on the app SayHi and was attracted by his perceived wealth, wrote the website quoting a New Paper report. His profile mentioned him living in a posh area,...
  • PSA: Don’t Fall for this Phone Scam

    02/08/2014 7:23:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Joe for America (Joe the Plumber) ^ | February 3, 2014 | Joe for America
    This scam is being reported by Tech Crunch and we wanted to make our readers aware of it.The scam, simplified: They call you, but immediately hang up. You see a missed call. You call back. They charge you for the call, and for each minute they can keep you on the line.According to the BBB, this so-called “One Ring” scam is on the rise.Like many a ruse, this one relies on hitting many, many potential targets at once. The scammer sets up a computer to call thousands of numbers per hour — because for every 99 people who follow their gut...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/09/2012 6:19:37 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 148 replies
    Red State ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ben Howe
    If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed.
  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 5:42:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/07/12
    Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State RepNovember 7, 2012 10:31 AM **SNIP** Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. His slogan was “You can Bank on Banks.”
  • Scam Artist Steals $169K from Two Women: Cops

    06/16/2012 2:46:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 | Monica Garske
    Suspect Fadi Boulos Chaiban is accused of defrauding at least two women in San Diego Source: Scam Artist Steals $169K from Two Women: Cops | NBC San Diego Detectives are looking for victims or witnesses who may have fallen prey to the scams of a con artist in San Diego. According to investigators, a 49-year-old man named Fadi Boulos Chaiban – who also goes by the aliases Eddie Morretti, Anthony Paul Marino and Eddie Baker – had defrauded at least two different women of approximately $169,000. Detectives said Chaiban meets women on social networking websites and begins dating them. He...
  • Dalai Lama attends Pentecost Mass of Cardinal in Vienna

    05/28/2012 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 15 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Report and pictures of the Dalai Lama robed and in choir.
  • Federal government spent nearly $70 billion on ‘climate change activities’ since 2008

    05/17/2012 5:17:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Federal government spent nearly $70 billion on ‘climate change activities’ since 2008 6:13 PM 05/17/2012 The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military. The report revealed that from fiscal years 2008 through 2012 the federal government spent $68.4 billion to combat climate change. The Department of Defense also spent $4 billion of...