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  • Fiorina fires back at story stating her Senate campaign mismanaged money

    10/06/2015 7:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day. According to MSNBC, Fiorina assailed "the left and their allies in the media" for the story, which was based on more than two dozen interviews with staff members, friends, contractors and operatives who worked on the 2010 Senate campaign. All said there was a huge problem with the operation: It didn't manage money well. Fiorina said Monday that The Post...
  • Carly Fiorina Defends Late Payments From 2010 Senate Bid

    10/06/2015 5:45:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina attacked "the left and their allies in the media" for a critical report released Monday that says her 2010 California Senate campaign mismanaged money and failed to pay vendors for their work. More than four years after the failed campaign, Fiorina still owed nearly half a million dollars to 30 entities. She didn't pay off her debt until January of 2015, just a few months before she launched her presidential bid. One of the outstanding payments due was to her political strategist Joe Shumate who died one month before Election Day as first reported by...
  • This document shows Fiorina didn’t pay Senate race debts until 2015

    10/06/2015 5:07:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Carly Fiorina's 2010 Senate campaign had a big problem with money. As our colleague Robert Samuels reported, it took years for Fiorina to settle about $500,000 worth of invoices after she lost the race in California -- despite reimbursing herself nearly $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina didn't pay the widow of her pollster at least $30,000 he was owed for his last paycheck after the race was lost. He died about a month before Election Day.
  • Was Carly Fiorina slow to pay staff on her Senate campaign?

    10/06/2015 4:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated October 5, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is rebutting a Washington Post story that details a pattern of delayed payments to staff and contractors after her 2010 Senate campaign in California. According to the piece, Fiorina, the wealthy former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, waited until January, a few months before announcing her 2016 presidential bid, to settle most of the more than 30 invoices outstanding from her last campaign - a total of about $500,000. She was quicker to reimburse herself the $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina, when asked about the article Monday, dismissed it. "You know I don't think the...
  • People Have Been Thrown in Prison for the Kinds of Stuff Carly Fiorina Engaged in as Lucent’s CEO

    09/29/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 29, 2015
    While Carly Fiorina has unquestionable debate skills, the more I research her background, the more troubled I become. While it's clear that she is -- politically speaking -- somewhere to the left of Jeb Bush on policy, it is her business record that is most alarming. Let me start with a little history lesson and a company called Lernout & Houspie. Founded in 1987 by two Belgians, L&H went public in 1995 on NASDAQ and operated from U.S. headquarters in Burlington, MA. Specializing in voice recognition software, L&H rode the tech boom to a peak market valuation of $10 billion....
  • The truth about Carly Fiorina's record in Silicon Valley (Vendor Financing scam at Lucent)

    09/28/2015 10:32:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Daily Dot ^ | 9/21/15 | Ben Branstetter
    In the week since Wednesday’s contentious GOP debate, Carly Fiorina has walked away the winner—both on social media and in the polls. She peaked in Google searches when mentioning her daughter—who passed away from an overdose—in response to a question about drug reform, earned the biggest applause of the night by cooly but deftly responding to Donald Trump’s criticisms of her appearance, and painted herself as a Washington outsider in a race where non-politicians like neurosurgeon Ben Carson and real estate mogul Trump are leading the pack. -snip- Much like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 subprime mortgage...
  • Carly Fiorina's Judgment Problem

    09/24/2015 7:07:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/5/15 | Nomi Prins
    For those of us that live in California, there’s a palpable deja vu in Carly Fiorina’s declaration to run for president on the Republican ticket. Smatterings of those late night TV advertisements are still sloshing around our brains. Her campaign positions her as the outsider, the embodiment of the American dream. As her website informs us, “Only in the United States of America can a young woman start as a secretary and work to become Chief Executive of one of the largest technology companies in the world.” Implicit in that leap is the kind of power that is a companion...
  • Exposed: what fracking really does to you, your family, pets and food

    02/25/2015 10:38:18 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    The Ecologist ^ | 2-25-2015 | Allison Wilson
    The first researchers to systematically document ill health in livestock, pets, and people living near fracking drill sites were Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald. Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University, used a case study approach-looking at individual households-to search for possible effects (Bamberger and Oswald 2012). Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins (Colborn et al. 2011). Bamberger and Oswald's studies, carried out during the ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects including respiratory, reproductive, and growth-related problems in animals and a spectrum of symptoms in humans...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida [False assumption? Two card ballot?]

    11/10/2012 4:05:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 190 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberg
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.” The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.” So maybe Allen West wasn’t crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • British schools drop Holocaust lessons for Muslims

    08/19/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 34 replies ^ | 16AUG12 | Family Security Matters by: Soeren Kern
    In Cheshire, two students at the Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. ... British schools are increasingly dropping the Jewish Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, according to a report entitled, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills. British teachers are also reluctant to discuss the medieval Crusades, in which Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem: lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.
  • Perpetrator Identified as Iranian in Aurora Shooting [07/20/2012] (original local news report)

    07/20/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 135 replies
    From the original 9news report on YouTube: "The captured shooter has been identified as Mohammed Alam, an Iranian immigrant. The identity of the other shooter is still unknown, Oates states."
  • FL Legislature Covers its Rear on Redistricting After ‘Allen West-Gate’ Debacle

    02/22/2012 9:55:47 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    SHARKTANK ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | swampsniper
    The legislature once heralded as the “most conservative legislature” is now trying its best to re-brand itself as the “bi-partisan” Florida legislature as it has collectively drafted legislation that shields all legislators, staffers and pertinent documentation from being subpoenaed in any potential litigation that may challenge the legislature’s redistricting of legislative and congressional districts. We have previously reported that there were possible some high-level back room deals between the two political parties that put Congressman Allen West’s district in jeopardy.
  • Gingrich: If it comes to a shutdown, the GOP should stick to its principles

    02/11/2012 10:50:08 PM PST · by JediJones · 114 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/25/2011 | Newt Gingrich
    The Washington establishment believes that the government shutdown of 1995 was a disastrous mistake that accomplished little and cost House Republicans politically. The facts are exactly the opposite. While the shutdown produced some short-term pain, it set the stage for a budget deal in 1996 that led to the largest drop in federal discretionary spending since 1969. The discipline imposed by this budget — overall spending grew at an average of 2.9 percent a year while I was speaker of the House, the slowest rate in decades — allowed us to reach a balanced-budget deal in 1997. ...the balanced budget...
  • APE-PARENTLY Evolution theories are still evolving

    11/23/2011 3:45:44 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-23-11 | Rob Roselli
    Question: What is reality? ...After several debates with multiple evolutionary "experts" including several authors, a physicist and a college professor, this is the proper question to pose to the evolutionists. As with any debate, scientific, economic, political there are so-called "experts" on all sides will argue in perpetuity. In the case of evolution it's almost a waste of time to present the following foundational four facts: NUMBER ONE: There is no physical fossil record of even one single mutant, evolving species anywhere. There are a lot of artist renditions, anecdotal evidence and claims of such things but that's it. One...
  • Bachmann may have leaked classified information on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons during debate

    11/23/2011 8:30:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/11 | Steven Nelson
    Minnesota Repubican Rep. Michele Bachmann may find herself in hot water for information she provided during Tuesday evening’s national security-focused Republican primary debate. Discussing the security threat posed to the United States by Pakistan, Bachmann said, “We have to recognize that 15 of the sites, nuclear sites are available or are potentially penetrable by jihadists. Six attempts have already been made on nuclear sites.” “This is more than an existential threat,” she said. ”We have to take this very seriously.” According to Yochi Dreazen of the National Journal, Bachmann, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, may have leaked classified...
  • Sun Causes Climate Change Shock

    If Michael Crichton had lived to write a follow-up to State of Fear, the plotline might well have gone like this: at a top secret, state of the art laboratory in Switzerland, scientists finally discover the true cause of “global warming”. It’s the sun, stupid. More specifically – as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated – it’s the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. The scientists working on the project are naturally euphoric: this is a major breakthrough which will not only overturn decades of misguided conjecture on so-called Man Made Global...
  • Media Myth Debunked: Almost No Temperature Records Broken in Last Week's 'Record-Breaking Heat'

    07/24/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/24/11 | Noel Sheppard
    All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat. Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken: [T]he NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature...shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011. That's right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week's "record-breaking heat." (Snip) As you
  • Bush Debunks Lies About Palin (Vanity)

    11/09/2010 12:13:49 PM PST · by curth · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/9/2010
    In his interview conducted by Rush Limbaugh, Former President George W Bush debunked the recent lies posted at several political websites about his thoughts and opinions, as told by un-named sources, of Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. From the interview , posted in it's entirety at RUSH: I want to give you a chance to comment on something. There are stories going around that do not quote you -- that quote "associates" or "friends" -- saying that you are telling them that Sarah Palin was a bad choice by Senator McCain to be vice president -- PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah....
  • Climate change: UN plans 'shock therapy' for world leaders on environment

    09/21/2009 11:20:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies · 666+ views
    The Observer ^ | September 20, 2009 | Susan Goldenberg
    The United Nations is planning a form of diplomatic shock therapy for world leaders this week in the hope of injecting badly needed urgency into negotiations for a climate change treaty that, it is now widely acknowledged, are dangerously adrift.UN chief Ban Ki-Moon and negotiators say that unless they can convert world leaders into committed advocates of radical action, it will be very hard to reach a credible and enforceable agreement to avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change.
  • Loch Ness Monster monster spotted on Google Earth

    09/04/2009 2:45:36 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 69 replies · 3,677+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2009 | staff reporter
    AN eagle-eyed security guard with too much time on his hands claims to have found photographic evidence of the Loch Ness Monster in satellite images. British security guard Jason, 25, told The Sun "I couldn't believe it. It's just like the descriptions of Nessie." Researcher Adrian Shine, of the Loch Ness Project, said: "This is really intriguing. It needs further study." Sightings have been claimed for centuries. The object, pictured to the right, can be found by entering co-ordinates Latitude 5712'52.13"N, Longitude 434'14.16"W in Google Earth.
  • need facts check on e-mail I received

    05/13/2009 7:13:38 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 17 replies · 1,419+ views
    e-mail ^ | today | unknown
    > If the immigrant is over 65, they can apply for SSI and > Medicaid and get more than a woman on Social Security, > who worked from 1944 until 2004. > > She is only getting $791 per month because she was born in > 1924 and there's a 'catch 22'. > > It is interesting that the federal government provides a > single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890. Each > can also obtain an additional $580 in social assistance, > for a total of $2,470 a month. > > This compares to a single pensioner, who...
  • Happy Earth Day: 25 Global Warming Debunking Videos Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To See

    04/22/2009 11:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 891+ views
    I Hate The Media ^ | 22 April 2009
    Happy Earth Day: 25 Global Warming Debunking Videos Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To See Poor Al Gore. He was flying high a couple years ago. OK, OK, so it was in a carbon spewing private jet, but how else is a guy supposed to get to Stockholm to pick up his Nobel Prize and then to Hollywood to pick up his Oscar? The last twelve months haven’t been so kind. Gore’s claim that “The debate is settled” is beginning to sound a little desperate. The only thing falling faster than temperatures is the former veep’s credibility. So let’s kick...
  • China given eminent domain rights in US?

    04/06/2009 3:06:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 45 replies · 1,945+ views
    I have been hearing rumors that Hr 169 would allow Obama to grant eminent domain powers to China, that effectively we have just given them the power to forclose on us and take everything away if they desire. If this is true, then in 3 years USA will belong to Peoples republic of China. Can anyone verify this?
  • Future President Sarah Palin Pals Around with Operating Thetan

    03/19/2009 12:49:52 PM PDT · by redk · 118 replies · 3,088+ views
    Gawker ^ | 3/19/09 | John Cook
    Sarah Palin is seeking the advice of a Scientologist as she plots her 2012 presidential run, which just makes sense to us. John P. Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer and power-broker, is secretly running Palin's political action committee and working to "protect the Palin brand," according to the Washington Post. He is very, very good at doing that because he can walk through walls and read minds and leave his body and never gets sick because he is a Scientologist.
  • Future President Sarah Palin Pals Around with Operating Thetan (Gawker Barf Alert- Debunked Story)

    03/20/2009 8:20:21 AM PDT · by outlawjake · 130 replies · 1,988+ views
    Gawker ^ | Mar 19 2009 | John Cook
    John P. Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer and power-broker, is secretly running Palin's political action committee and working to "protect the Palin brand," according to the Washington Post. He is very, very good at doing that because he can walk through walls and read minds and leave his body and never gets sick because he is a Scientologist. Coale is also the husband of Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren, whom he recruited into the church.
  • Palin's town charged for rape exams

    09/22/2008 7:51:43 AM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 119+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/22/08 | Jessica Yellin
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's hometown required women to pay for their own rape examinations while she was mayor, a practice her police chief fought to keep as late as 2000. Former state Rep. Eric Croft, a Democrat, sponsored a state law requiring cities to provide the examinations free of charge to victims. He said the only ongoing resistance he met was from Wasilla, where Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002. "It was one of those things everyone could agree on except Wasilla," Croft told CNN. "We couldn't convince the chief of police to stop charging...
  • New Entries For Palins DEBUNKED List (Bush Doctrine/War with Russia/More)

    09/11/2008 9:03:56 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 11 replies · 145+ views
    Multiple | 9-12-08 | Freepers
    Palin would go to war with Russia if they "attacked another country"-DEBUNKED Palin did not know the "Bush Doctrine"-DEBUNKED You can't see Russia from Alaska-DEBUNKED
  • Environmentalists' wild predictions Environmentalists' wild predictions

    05/07/2008 3:15:40 AM PDT · by porgygirl · 24 replies · 256+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 7, 2008 / 2 Iyar 5768 | DR. WALTER WILLIAMS
    Here are a few facts: Over 95 percent of the greenhouse effect is the result of water vapor in Earth's atmosphere. Without the greenhouse effect, Earth's average temperature would be zero degrees Fahrenheit. Most climate change is a result of the orbital eccentricities of Earth and variations in the sun's output. On top of that, natural wetlands produce more greenhouse gas contributions annually than all human sources combined.
  • Only Fools and Charlatans Speak of Consensus regarding Global Warming

    09/13/2007 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 103+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/13/07 | Alaphiah
    500 scientists have published evidence countering the theory of Man-Made Global Warming. It is safe to say that theory of Man-Made Global Warming has been debunked.
  • When Liars Can’t Figure

    07/26/2007 5:12:11 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 17 replies · 671+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 26 July 2007 | .cnI redruM
    At some point in Lancet Magazine’s illustrious history, it acquired a cachet for excellence in scientific and medical journalism. Some considered it representative of Great Britain’s most impressive intellectual achievements. That must have been before they decided issue advocacy came first, properly calculating descriptive statistics came a distant second. This became apparent in their famous paper Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey David Kane of Harvard has issued a paper entitled Comments on the Confidence Intervals of Roberts et al. (2004) which begins with an abstract/pimp-slapping that questions either the technical competence or the...
  • The Great Global Warming Swindle (Man Made Global Warming Debunked - Documentary shown on UK C4 TV)

    03/19/2007 7:20:10 PM PDT · by viper592 · 113 replies · 3,992+ views
    Watch this 1 hour 14 minute video documentary, give Al Gore the Inconvenient Truth about Global Warming.
  • “Allahu Akbar” heard on Video Inside Trolley Square.

    02/16/2007 5:04:54 PM PST · by NraFreedom · 90 replies · 5,250+ views
    16 February 2007 | Self
    “Allahu Akbar” heard on Video Inside Trolley Square. To Whom It May Concern: I am writing and providing you with this information because I need help. A video was shot by Jaron Dansie, who usually shoots wedding videos. Dansie found himself trapped inside Trolley Square Mall when a gunman entered the mall and began shooting people. What is more important than the images is the audio portion of this video. Various persons on FreeRepublic Dot Com on the Internet have discovered what they strongly feel are the words “Allahu Akbar” repeated in two places on this video. If this is...