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  • In Trump They Trust: Inside The Global Web Of Partners Cashing In On The President

    04/09/2017 7:05:27 PM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | March 28, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    A previously little-known batch of billionaires and tycoons from around the world suddenly find themselves in an unprecedented position: How do you cash in on a partnership with the president of the United States of America? From the avaricious dealmakers to the abandoned deals, meet the world's 36 mini-Trumps. All told, at least 14 from this community of partners, from Turkey to India to the Philippines, attended the inauguration festivities. "People often talk about partners as not necessarily friends, almost as if they're mutually exclusive. 'If you're a partner, you're not a friend, and if you're a friend, you're...
  • Anybody Want to Ask Hillary about This?

    10/22/2016 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 17 replies ^ | Sept. 21, 2015 | Liz Wheeler
    Ms. Wheeler connects Hillary to the World Muslim League who funded Osama Bin Laden. Very interesting. See video.
  • Chelsea Clinton's Baggage. No, Not Them.

    12/05/2011 6:39:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-5-11 | James G. Wiles
    Once a Clinton, always a Clinton. Sunday's New York Times featured, as the lead article in its Style section, a heartwarming profile of Chelsea Clinton. In particular, the piece -- obviously intended to introduce the Third Clinton to Times readers and opinion-leaders everywhere -- addressed her career(s) so far and the reasons behind Chelsea's recently reported move to NBC News. Headlined "Chelsea Clinton, Living Up to the Family Name," the piece highlighted the former First Daughter's decision to come out from the shadows of her famous parents and be her own woman. Well, not entirely her own woman. Chelsea's Wikipedia...
  • Obama’s Suspicious Connections to Clean Tech Companies Receiving Federal Money

    06/29/2011 6:22:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/29/11 | Aubrey Vaughan
    Having friends in Washington is one of the quickest and dirtiest paths to success, but when President Barack Obama is the one helping you out by discriminately favoring your company's products over others, very few in the media seem to care. Flashback to the early 2000s during former President George Bush's first term. The mainstream media pounced on former Vice President Dick Cheney's association with Halliburton, an oil company for which Cheney once served as CEO. The Bush administration supposedly favored Halliburton by rewarding the company with a
  • Cleveland Airport ?'s

    05/30/2011 5:28:37 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 21 replies
    My 17 year old will be flying by herself on Friday but she has to change planes in Cleveland and has less than one hour in which to do so. She will be on the same airline but she will have to get off at Terminal C and catch the connecting flight at Terminal D. When looking at the map, it does not indicate if it is a matter of just walking right over to the "D" section: If you are familiar with this airport, please let me know so I can give her some peace of mind. She...
  • There Is No Democracy Movement In Egypt

    03/11/2011 12:55:27 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2011 | Karin McQuillan
    There is no democracy movement in Egypt. A handful of Facebook twenty-somethings in Cairo backed by the Muslim Brotherhood brought Mubarak down not because the mass of Egyptians want to vote, but because they want better jobs. Ordinary Egyptians do not think about or understand or desire democracy. They can't support their families because of the crushing weight of a corrupt bureaucracy that squeezes them at every turn. They want a modern economy, and they don't have one. They are right to care more about jobs than voting, wiser than our legacy media's pundits swooning over their own visions of...
  • U.S. Census form omits ethnicity, drawing some flak

    03/24/2010 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 43 replies · 998+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 24 March 2010 | Chris Ramirez
    <p>Some ethnic organizations are complaining that the shorter 2010 Census questionnaire requires more effort for blacks and whites to fully declare their heritage.</p> <p>In previous population counts, they could check boxes for their ethnicity — such as Polish, Italian or Caribbean African.</p> <p>Not so this time.</p>
  • The secret to Goldman Sachs' good fortune

    09/29/2009 3:17:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,151+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 29, 2009 | John Crudele
    SO, is this how Goldman Sachs does it? "It," of course, is making gobs of money even when nobody else on Wall Street can. And those profits then go into outrageous bonuses to employees, which cause rancor on Capitol Hill and on Main Street. You've heard the old saying, "it's not what you know, but who you know." Goldman Sachs knows lots of important people. That fact is indisputable, mainly because former Goldman employees are scattered around the country, and the globe, in important, decision-making financial positions.
  • Weather Underground, ACORN and Obama: The Ties that Bind

    09/23/2009 1:35:44 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 7 replies · 937+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 23, 2009 | Mondo Frazier
    "...Weathermen advocated the overthrow of the government of the United States and the system of capitalism; toward that end, they carried out a campaign of bombings, jailbreaks, and riots." --From Weather UndergroundEX-WEATHER UNDERGROUND: What Are They Doing Today?BILL AYERS, BERNADINE DORHN, ZACH POLLET, WADE RATHKE, DRUMMOND PIKE: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM VIOLENT OVERTHROW TO TAKEOVER from WITHIN What do you do if you're a spoiled rich poser with time on your hands in the 1960s and 1970s? For some, that question was answered by joining the Weather Underground--The Weathermen. "...Weathermen advocated the overthrow of the government of the United States...
  • Please post Obama-ACORN connections here. [Vanity]

    09/16/2009 6:12:54 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 26 replies · 1,062+ views
    vanity question seeking sources ^ | 16 Sept 2009 | Vanity Question MB
    Please compile documented Obama - ACORN connections here. Thanks.
  • California jobs go to those with connections (politicos rewarding "their own", read on)

    03/27/2009 9:05:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 443+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/27/09 | Patrick McGreevy
    Unemployment in California may be at its highest since 1983, but there are jobs with the state Legislature for the well-connected. Yolie Flores Aguilar, a longtime friend and political ally of some powerful California Democrats, last year supplemented her income as vice president of the Los Angeles school board with more than $32,000 as a consultant assigned to a state Senate committee that, during her tenure, did not meet or release any reports. State Sen. Rod Wright (D-Inglewood) was paid at least $27,900 by the state Senate last year for miscellaneous tasks as he was campaigning for his current job....
  • Darwinists Topple Darwin’s Tree of Life (it's about time!)

    02/20/2009 8:35:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies · 1,339+ views
    Darwinists Topple Darwin’s Tree of Life Darwin’s “Tree of Life” is a myth. It’s based on circular reasoning. It is a pattern imposed on the data, not a fact emerging from the evidence. We should give up the search for a single tree of life (TOL) as a record of the history of life on earth, because it is a “quixotic pursuit” unlikely to succeed – and the evidence is against it. Who said this? Not creationists, but a new member of the National Academy of Sciences in his inaugural paper for the academy’s Proceedings.1 W. Ford Doolittle and Eric...
  • Kerrey No Hsu-In

    09/29/2007 8:06:44 AM PDT · by jdm · 6 replies · 136+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 28, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Norman Hsu scandal has affected more than just the Democratic presidential primaries. The Politico reports that Nebraska Republicans have already started talking about Bob Kerrey's connections to the con man turned Democratic fundraiser, just in case Kerrey decides to run for Chuck Hagel's open seat in 2008: If former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey decides to run for the Senate, it’s clear that he will have to address his connections with Hsu, whom he recruited to serve on the board of the New School under his presidency. The Hsu affair already is being used by Republicans as leverage to try...
  • America Supports You: Project Aims to Help Vets Rebuild Connections

    08/01/2007 5:37:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 165+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2007 – Deployment to a war zone can exact a unique toll on not only those in imminent danger but also their loved ones back home. One group, however, is working to lessen these effects. “We build a safe space, a community for veterans and their families to come together and share their stories, struggles and accomplishments,” said Dr. Joseph Bobrow, director of the “Coming Home Project.” “Our programs address the mental, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges faced by veterans and families before, during and after deployment.” The San Francisco organization, which is devoted to providing...
  • Saluting our veterans: Army chaplain sees connections, faith in Iraq war

    11/09/2006 4:15:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 190+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA ? The United States is at a critical point in its history, and the war in Iraq ?is not going to stop any time soon,? as the nation heads for its equivalent of a cinematic ?Perfect Storm,? the Army?s No. 2 senior chaplain said. Quoting Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker, Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Douglas L. Carver said the Army?s top uniform officer has said, ?We?re not in the middle of the war, we?re at the beginning.? The United States must be prepared for a perfect storm, a gathering of incidents that will test the mettle of the...
  • Nigeria: Vice President Atiku Abubakar Abused His Office (William Jefferson D-La. connections)

    09/13/2006 4:01:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 708+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 9/13/06 | David Idonor
    Nigeria: He Abused His Office - ObjDaily Champion (Lagos) September 13, 2006 Posted to the web September 13, 2006 David Idonor Abuja PRESIDENT Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday rose in stout defence of his decision to send the report of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which investigated Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the National Assembly, insisting that the V-P abused his office. In a press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mrs. Oluremi Oyo, Obasanjo advised Atiku to "address pertinent issues at hand, rather than alleging it was a case of political persecution". The...
  • Greeley's al-Qaeda connections make headlines around the world

    08/19/2006 5:49:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 2,747+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 8/19/06 | Mike Peters
    Many people believe you couldn't have found a more conservative, religious and docile town in America than Greeley in 1949. There were many churches, and no bars or liquor stores allowed in town. But a six-month stay here in Greeley by an Egyptian student in 1949 made him so angry that he wrote books to express his anti-American diatribe. His name was Sayyid Qutb (SIGH-yid KUH tahb) and he became one of the founders of Islamic terrorism. Television specials, literary magazines, stories in major newspapers, thousands of blogs and now a new book have noted Greeley's influence on the man...
  • Squirrel hunters, UNITE, WE NEED YOU

    07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 806+ views
    email ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jim Martinsen
    <p>Dear Etta: I need your help to let the Jacksboro area squirrel hunters know Mepps still buys squirrel tails. Every year it gets tougher to get the tails we need to dress our spinners, but we know from experience a little ink or air time is always a big help. Details are below. Any assistance you can offer, Etta would be sincerely appreciated. Should you need additional information please contact me.</p>
  • If you're a Council friend, you don't pay

    06/14/2006 3:15:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 621+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | Amy Doolittle
    D.C. Council members have long distributed to family and friends special license plates that have accrued more than $20,000 in city parking fines, which the plate owners likely will not have to pay. Since the early 1970s, council members and the mayor have bestowed the license plates -- which feature low numbers -- as political prizes. The 13 council members have exempted themselves from parking restrictions and fines since 2001. When lawmakers leave office, the plates they have distributed are supposed to be returned to the city to be reassigned to new officials. However, the tickets owed on those plates...
  • State hiring altered amid U.S. probe (Illinois)

    06/05/2006 10:00:40 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 4 replies · 429+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6/05/06 | CHRIS FUSCO AND DAVE MCKINNEY
    State hiring altered amid U.S. probe June 5, 2006 BY CHRIS FUSCO AND DAVE MCKINNEY Staff Reporters Shortly after federal investigators launched a probe into Gov. Blagojevich's hiring practices, his administration overhauled the way it awards state jobs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned