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  • Austin tax dollars to city election campaign dollars

    06/15/2018 1:13:48 PM PDT · by Jonx6 · 3 replies
    http://www.newsradioklbj.com ^ | Apr. 05, 2018 | KLBJ Newsroom
    Austin tax dollars to city election campaign dollars has some concerned about the legality of so called "Democracy dollars" An Austin commission is kicking around the idea of giving taxpayer dollars to residents who would then donate the money to local political candidates. Fred Lewis of the Charter Commission calls it the democracy dollars program. The program was created in Seattle and is so far the only US city with such a program. The commission’s Fred Lewis explained its to combat major donors from dominating elections. Each voter could get 50 bucks for each city race they can vote in....
  • Deep State Rewards James Comey With Millions Of Dollars In Post-FBI Compensation

    08/09/2017 10:15:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 8-7-17
    On paper it’s called a “book deal”, “film rights” etc. The reality is that former FBI Director James Comey, a man who most believe lied under oath, leaked classified information, and turned the power of the FBI against POTUS Trump in order to secure a now far-reaching special counsel investigation, is being rewarded by the Deep State for a job well done to the tune of tens millions of dollars. Not bad for a guy whose FBI salary was $172,000 per year. James Comey is now a multi-millionaire. Here’s just one of many headlines from last week: James Comey Has...
  • 1 Bitcoin Equals 2251.00 US Dollars

    1 Bitcoin equals 2251.00 U.S. dollars, and 1 ounce of Gold is 1.260.85 U.S. dollars.  https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=bitcoin+price&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 and http://goldprice.org/live-gold-price.html   How is that bit coin is more valuable than gold?
  • The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million

    04/28/2016 7:19:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Law Newz.com ^ | April 27th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million ‘Donation’ to Help Carly Fiorina by Rachel Stockman April 27th, 2016 Note: This article was first published March 30, 2016. Months ago, before the Republican race was whittled down to just three candidates, a very curious thing happened. The Ted Cruz super PAC ‘donated’ $500,000 to the Carly Fiorina super PAC, CARLY for America. A few articles popped up at the time, and the Federal Election Commission even issued a letter asking the Cruz super PAC to better explain what the donation was for. To be clear, a half a million...
  • American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum

    05/24/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If millions of dollars partnered with “aggressive social media” can wipe out corruption and bald-faced lies, then Hillary Clinton, who comes with great stores of both, could be America’s next president That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone. It was in point of fact American money raised by the billion dollar resourced Atlantic Philanthropies organization who poured in mega millions to...
  • Russians Are Scrambling To Get Their Hands On US Dollars

    12/16/2014 10:05:30 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 12-17-2014 | Elena Holodny
    Elena Holodny December 16, 2014As Russia's currency crisis unfolds, Russians are scrambling to get their hands on US dollars. Even Russians working in the oil sector are rushing to trade their rubles in for dollars. A bank in Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk region — aka an area in Russia that produces approximately 51% of Russian oil — has completely run out of dollars, and is almost out of euros, reports Interfax. The bank still has rubles. "Basically, what this means is that people who work in the oil industry [in Khanty-Mansiysk] just got all of their money out of the bank in...
  • Billions In Taxpayer Dollars Spent On ´Lyrical, Poetic´ Embassy Architecture Overseas

    07/09/2014 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jonathan Strong
    Under the Obama administration, embassy construction costs have exploded even while security – a major issue in the Benghazi scandal – has grown worse. Now we know why. A video released by the State Department in 2012 shows exhibits the philosophy behind a campaign begun under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to build fancy buildings overseas to enhance the nation´s reputation. The video opens with a narrator explaining the “universally understood language of diplomacy” including “art, design and architecture” that “communicate our ideals...without speaking a word.” From there, a series of high-profile architects use embarrassingly flowery language to explain
  • What To Own As The U.S. Dollar Dies

    07/05/2014 11:52:55 AM PDT · by blam · 99 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 7-5-2014 | Dr. Steve Sjuggerud - Daily Wealth
    July 04, 2014DailyWealth Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: So... if the dollar "dies"... what do you do with your money? In yesterday's DailyWealth, we looked at "The Coming Death of the Dollar." But we didn't cover what you should do with your money to protect yourself. In Jim Rickards' book, The Death of Money, he has five recommendations. More specifically, he has an asset allocation of five different investments that have stood the test of time in previous inflations and deflations. Jim says this portfolio should offer "an optimal combination of wealth preservation under conditions of inflation, deflation, and social unrest......
  • Dr. Jim Willie-Russia May want Gold Not Stinking Dollars

    05/07/2014 11:02:32 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    USA Watchdog ^ | 05/07/2014 | Greg Huunter
    Financial newsletter writer, Dr. Jim Willie, thinks the Ukraine crisis is more of a financial war than a shooting war. Dr. Willie says, “A couple of months ago, I said, ‘Give it time and the whole nation would sink,’ and the Putin strategy would be to create a standoff militarily, maybe some skirmishes, but let the nation sink. It’s been raided of its gold and raided of its official government funds; and, now, the energy companies are in there doing fracking. I think what is happening now is we are starting to see the breakdown.” Dr. Willie, who holds a...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • GDP ranking, PPP based (World Bank issued global rating for 2012)

    07/15/2013 2:20:37 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Gross domestic product 2012, PPP (millions of Ranking Economy international dollars) 1 United States 15,684,800 2 China 12,470,982 3 India 4,793,414 4 Japan 4,490,681 5 Russian Federation 3,380,071 6 Germany 3,307,873 7 Brazil 2,365,779 8 France 2,354,874 9 United Kingdom 2,264,751 10 Mexico 2,015,281
  • Iraq war cost: $6 trillion. What else could have been done?

    03/19/2013 6:39:57 AM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 18, 2013 | David Lazarus
    In case you were wondering, the price tag for the war in Iraq could eventually top $6 trillion. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, occupation and slugfest of Iraq, which, lest we forget, was begun in the name of protecting us from weapons of mass destruction that never existed. A study by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies finds that the war has cost $1.7 trillion so far, with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans. Those costs could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next 40 years, the report concluded.
  • MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control Sneaky executive order bankrolls anti-Second Amendment

    01/23/2013 3:07:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/18/13 | Emily Miller
    The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda. Getting this done has been on the White House “to do” list for some time. In his 2013 budget submission, Mr. Obama deleted the prohibition that has been in effect since 1995 on the use of federal funds to advocate or promote gun control. Mr. Obama is trying to steamroll the Democratic and Republican majorities that kept the ban intact by labeling...
  • Building on a Kernel of Truth

    11/28/2012 3:24:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    This summer, friends and I took a cruise in Alaska where the tourist shops often featured the Russian matryoshka dolls.  The dolls originated in Japan but were made popular in Russia around the time of the Russian Revolution, a century ago.  You've seen them -- you pop open an outer doll, and nested inside is another.  The magic of the art is that you keep opening layer after layer, only to find another even smaller doll, until at last the final incarnation is just a kernel in size.  The successive dolls vary from near exact duplicates with hard-to-identify slight...
  • Krugman: ‘We’re Talking As if a Billion Dollars Was a Lot of Money’ (video)

    06/03/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/12 | staff
    Liberal economist and Obama apologist Paul Krugman appeared on ABC's "This Week"
  • HIZBOLLAH VICTIMS BRING HISTORIC CIVIL SUIT AGAINST MEGA-BANK

    05/12/2008 4:10:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 99+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-12-08
    HIZBOLLAH VICTIMS BRING HISTORIC CIVIL SUIT AGAINST MEGA-BANK May 12, 2008 For Immediate Release VICTIMS OF HIZBOLLAH MISSILE ATTACKS BRING HISTORIC CIVIL ACTION AGAINST UBS IN NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT A group of American victims of Iranian sponsored terror have filed a civil action in the United States District Court for the Southern District against the Swiss mega-bank, UBS AG. The plaintiffs, all of whom had family members injured or killed in Iranian-backed terror attacks, allege that UBS' unlawful eight year-long provision of financial services to the Islamic Republic at the time Iran was providing material support to terrorist organizations...
  • Government dollars fuel wealth: D.C. enclaves reap rewards of contracting boom

    08/16/2011 6:10:57 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2011 | Annie Gowen
    Millions of dollars worth of federal contracts transformed Anita Talwar from a government accounting clerk into a wealthy woman — one who can afford a $2.8 million home in the Washington suburbs with its own elevator, wine cellar and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Talwar, a 59-year-old immigrant from India, had no idea that she and her husband would amass a small fortune when she launched a company providing tech support to the federal government in 1987. But she shrewdly took advantage of programs for minority-owned small businesses and rode a boom in federal contracting. Talwar’s success — and that of hundreds...
  • Judge Judy - The Face Of Your Tax Dollars

    09/13/2011 8:15:07 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 6 replies · 5+ views
    Duane Brooks, Jr freely admits to scamming the government and tax payers by receiving money for rent but then keeping it for himself, on top of receiving aid for school, and living assistance too.
  • Who made a billion dollars on 10/1 bet that U.S. credit rating would be downgraded?

    08/08/2011 9:44:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/8/11 | Mark Duell
    A mystery investor or hedge fund reportedly made a bet of almost $1billion at odds of 10/1 last month that the U.S. would lose its AAA credit rating. Now questions are being asked of whether the trader had inside information before placing the $850million bet in the futures market. There are mounting rumours that investor George Soros, 80, famously known as ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’, could be involved. He made more than $1billion on currency speculation when the British pound left the Exchange Rate Mechanism on Black Wednesday in 1992.
  • Leave Congress in disgrace? Collect one million dollars (Wacky Wu scores)

    08/04/2011 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/28/11
    Leave Congress in disgrace? Collect one million dollarsThe Daily Caller Thu, Jul 28, 2011 Oregon Democratic Rep. David Wu is leaving Congress without his dignity — after donning a tiger costume and allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman — but he will have a generous congressional pension to ease the pain. According to the National Taxpayers Union, Wu stands to benefit from nearly $1 million in pension payments. And his case is far from unique. In fact, congressmen convicted of crimes — including former Reps. James Traficant of Ohio, William Jefferson of Louisiana and Duke Cunningham of California — can...