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  • Ex Pro WWE Wrestler to do 1000 squats for America's Fallen Heroes

    05/09/2011 7:56:07 AM PDT · by luannjones09 · 4 replies
    Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund ^ | 05/09/2011 | Rocky Jones
    Ex. Pro WWE Wrestler Rocky Jones with be doing a one man fitness challenge of 1,000 free hand squats to raise money and awareness to out Fallen Heroes. On Memorial Day in Times Square, Military Island @ 9am Rocky will attempt to do this challenge. "We ask that everyone pleae support our heroes" 100% of the proceeds goes right to the fund. Every dollar counts!!
  • Arizona calls for online donations in bid to build fence along entire border with Mexico

    05/08/2011 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:55 AM on 9th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arizona lawmakers want to erect a fence along the border with Mexico - whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not. They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labour. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year. Governor Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course to building a permanent barrier along its borders, and a website is being launched to raise money for the work.
  • Request to Japanese/Japan-based Freepers: What's best, fastest way to send aid to most affected?

    03/17/2011 6:30:25 AM PDT · by quesney · 142 replies
    To Japanese and Japan-based Freepers: What's the best, quickest way of getting aid to people on the ground directly -- via local groups, religious instutitons, etc. I'd rather not give it to an international bureaucracy like the Red Cross (Japanese website was confusing), other NGO's or government. This is being posted Front/Breaking because I imagine a lot of other Freepers want this info and, let's face it, it's an emergency over there and these people need quick, effective help as soon as they can get it. I've seen too many stories of waste, corruption and abuse (Haiti, Katrina, etc.) and...
  • North Dakota Catholics Told Not to Donate to Groups

    03/17/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Bishops advise against charitable gifts to groups they say support abortion, stem cell research or contraception The two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer workThe two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer work. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese released a joint document “Guidelines on...
  • New O’Keefe tape shows George Soros has donated to NPR before last year

    03/17/2011 6:17:53 AM PDT · by bronxville · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    In conservative James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas’s third major National Public Radio (NPR) sting tape release, Betsy Liley, the taxpayer-funded radio network’s director of institutional giving is heard saying controversial left-wing billionaire George Soros has donated to the organization before last October’s $1.8 million gift. Liley is currently on administrative leave, but her bosses, Ron Schiller, the president of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, and NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) were both fired. Liley brought up Soros and his nonprofit organization, the Open Society Institute, while discussing what kind of on-air publicity the Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust would want in...
  • Embassy of Japan List of Charities

    From the website of the Embassy of Japan, a list of venues for donations and/or offers of assistance.
  • NPR exec caught on tape saying he would hide donation from Muslim Brotherhood from government

    03/11/2011 7:25:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2011 | Rick Moran
    Lenin was reported to have said that "Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." I got that feeling reading this story in the Daily Caller about another NPR executive saying something outrageous. This time, Betsy Liley, a senior vice president for Institutional Giving promised a fictitious front group for the Muslim Brotherhood that NPR could shield their $5 million donation from a government audit, thus making the donation invisible: When a man posing as Ibrahim Kasaam asked, "It sounded like you were saying NPR would be able to shield us from a government audit, is...
  • The Christchurch Earthquake, update and public service announcement (Vanity)

    02/24/2011 4:07:00 PM PST · by DieHard the Hunter · 33 replies
    DieHard the Hunter
    Folks, I have been in lurk-mode for about a year. However, the awful events in Christchurch NZ have prompted me to post this general update, for anyone in FReeperland who may be interested. By now, you will have heard the bare facts concerning the Christchurch earthquake, so I won't reiterate them here. The official death toll currently sits at just under 100, with expectations it may well rise to 300+. It is a terrible situation, one that New Zealand was never expecting. My beloved Guardian Angels NZ organization has 3 Lads in Christchurch. They are all OK, as are their...
  • Hillary Clinton donors indicted

    02/16/2011 6:16:43 PM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    Ballot Box ^ | February 16, 2011 | Jordy Yager
    A federal grand jury indicted two Virginia men on Wednesday for allegedly trying to illegally reimburse donors who gave to Hillary Clinton’s senate and presidential campaigns. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused the two men, William Danielczyk and Eugene Biagi, of paying back $186,600 in contributions to the senate and presidential campaign committees of a candidate for federal office, and obstructing the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the FBI.
  • Barack Obama's 2012 cash challenge

    01/14/2011 6:42:28 AM PST · by yoe · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | January 14, 2011 | JEANNE CUMMINGS
    Bracing for a half-billion-dollar onslaught of outside GOP cash in (2012) President Barack Obama President Barack Obama’s advisers are quietly working to bring back together the major donor base that produced a record-breaking fundraising haul in his first run for president. In the past few months, (DNC) aides have contacted several of Obama’s earliest financial backers to brainstorm about when and where to host the first money-raising events. Several big donors said they expect the Obama 2012 operation to open its doors this spring, with a string of fundraisers to generate the early cash needed to rebuild the president’s high-tech...
  • The Least Charitable Cities in America

    12/21/2010 1:04:23 PM PST · by rface · 18 replies
    MainStreet ^ | 12.21.2010 | staff writers
    10. Riverside, Calif. => Riverside, CA is home to the organization called, “Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics”. 9. Chula Vista, Calif. => President Barack Obama signed the plan approving of a bridge to Tijuana airport. In 2009, Chula Vista was ranked as one of the most boring cities in America by Forbes Magazine. 8. Toledo, Ohio => Tony Packo's Cafe is located in Toledo and features hundreds of hot dog buns signed by celebrities.[16] 7. Garland, Texas => The Effluent from Garland’s Wastewater Treatment Plant reduces the sediment and nitrogen contents of the water to a drinkable level providing millions...
  • Joe Scarborough suspended from MSNBC for campaign donations

    11/19/2010 11:36:08 AM PST · by Skeez · 5 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/10 1:37 PM EST | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    MSNBC said Friday that it is suspending “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough for two days after he acknowledged giving eight previously unknown $500 contributions to friends and family members running for state and local offices during his tenure at the network, a violation of parent NBC’s ban on political contributions by employees without specific permission from the network president. “I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter,” Scarborough said in a statement. “I apologize to MSNBC and to anyone...

    11/11/2010 9:37:38 AM PST · by Huck · 48 replies
    11/11/10 | Huck
    Hi, pretty self-explanatory. I'm seeking freeper advice on a good reliable veteran's organization I can donate to today in recognition and as a way of giving thanks to our veterans.
  • Big, evil industries funded…which party?

    11/09/2010 3:14:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/09/2010 | David Freddoso
    Now that election 2010 is over, let’s go back over to OpenSecrets and look at which evil corporations stole our democracy and bought Congress for the Republicans — the RepubliCorp! First suspect: the military-industrial complex! •Defense Contractors: 55% Democrat, 44% Republican ($18 million) Oh, really? Well, then, it must have been Wall Street! That’s it: Wall Street bought Congress for the GOP! •Securities & Investment: 53% Democrat, 46% Republican ($8.2 million) Oh. Well, even if Wall Street as a whole preferred Democrats, it must have been the real bad guys, those risky Hedge funds and exotic investors… •Hedge Funds: 53%...
  • Some good races to send $5 or $10 to, if you are wondering if there is something else you can do

    10/30/2010 10:39:42 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 7 replies
    self | 1031-2010 | Secret Agent Man
    If you are inclined to want to help out any additional races besides the ones you have already here are a few (not all) suggestions: Sharron Angle - running well against Reid. Probably will win. Marco Rubio - running for senate against Crist - florida. Probalby will win. Could use support though. Sean Bielat - running against Barney Frank. Within 4 points I believe. If you ever wanted to safely 'stick it' to Barney, this could be your chance. Sean Duffy - running for open WI house seat David Obey (40+ years) is not running again. expected to win. Michelle...

    10/22/2010 2:58:51 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    All Things Considered, NPR (Text and Audio) 2007 ^ | 19 September 2007 | National Public Radio Archives (2007)
    SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FUN AND GAMES) "September 19, 2007 Rudolph Giuliani is raising campaign cash in London. Only U.S. citizens and green-card holders can legally give to U.S. campaigns. But Giuliani, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are all holding events for Americans living in the British Isles. ROBERT SIEGEL, host: Today, Republican Rudolf Giuliani campaigned for the White House in England. Tonight he's got a lecture and dinner with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. But in this cash-craze race for the White House, he also did something no other presidential candidate has ever done: He held a fundraiser on...
  • Donations to U.S. biggest charities drop sharply last year (Biggest drop in 20 years)

    10/18/2010 6:45:38 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 10 replies
    XINHUA NEWS ^ | 10/18/2010
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Donations to the U.S. biggest charities dropped sharply last year, as people appeared to be less generous in a still struggling economy, according to a new report released on Sunday. Donations to the nation's biggest charities dropped 11 percent last year, a decline that was the worst in the two decades since the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a biweekly newspaper that covers the nonprofit world, started its Philanthropy 400 ranking of the organizations that raise the most from private sources. The drop in contributions was nearly four times as great as the next biggest annual decrease:...
  • Alan Grayson Lies to DUers in Plea for Donations

    10/12/2010 6:13:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 12, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how desperate is Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson to get re-elected now that even liberals such as Contessa Brewer have questioned both his credibility and ethics? So desperate that Grayson is now pleading for donations at the Democratic Undergound. And in keeping with his normal operating procedure, Grayson accompanied his donation plea with a flat out lie. Here is Grayson making his pitch to the DUers with his lie highlighted: On Friday, the DC newspaper "Politico" reported that: (a) "conservative outside groups" have now spent over $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats," and (b) the total against me will reach...
  • Minnesota a model in disclosure law

    10/12/2010 10:29:28 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Mpls Star & Sickle ^ | 10-12-10 | JEREMY HERB
    WASHINGTON - A Minnesota campaign law requiring disclosure of corporate donations is fast becoming a national model in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts in elections. Finding their elections awash in secret donations, other states are looking for a way to replicate Minnesota's law, which requires disclosure of funding sources for groups that spend on political advertising for or against a candidate.
  • Halperin: Why Obama Is Losing the Political War

    10/11/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/11/10 | Mark Halperin
    Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From above, by elite opinion about his competence. From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment. And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November's elections. With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits,...
  • Insurance firms infuse GOP with big doses of cash

    10/04/2010 9:02:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-4-10 | Noam Levey
    Health care law changes spur surge of political donations from industry ### Faced with wide-ranging new requirements in the health care law, the insurance industry is pouring money into Republican campaign coffers in hopes of scaling back regulations while preserving the mandate that Americans buy coverage. Since January, the nation's five largest insurers and the industry's Washington-based lobbying arm have given three times more money to Republican lawmakers and political action committees than to Democrats. *snip* "The industry would love to have a Republican Congress," said Wendell Potter, a former executive at Cigna Corp., one of the country's biggest insurers....
  • Christine O'Donnell Web Site no longer flagged my McAfee (Vanity)

    10/01/2010 6:54:48 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 5 replies
    McAfee Site Advisor ^ | 1 Oct 10 | Self
    "We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems."
  • Christine O'Donnell's Site Flagged by McAfee Site Adviser! (Vanity, but important)

    09/29/2010 8:47:38 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 30 replies · 1+ views
    McAfee Site Advisor ^ | 29 Sept 10 | self
    "McAfee TrustedSource web reputation analysis found potential security risks with this site. Use with extreme caution."
  • GOP Just called

    09/20/2010 4:31:58 PM PDT · by mpackard · 41 replies
    THIS IS A VANITY, and I'm sorry
  • Randy Demmer Advances to Top Level of Young Guns Program (Minnesota GOP PING!)

    09/17/2010 10:36:18 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 3 replies
    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Randy Demmer (MN-01) has reached 'Young Gun' status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. “I am honored to receive this recognition as an acknowledgement of the support that we have received from voters across Southern Minnesota,” Demmer said. “Throughout my campaign I have heard nothing but frustration with Tim Walz. His active support for...
  • Time to Donate to Candidates, But How? (Vanity)

    09/10/2010 7:33:31 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 9 replies
    Stayathomemom | 9/10/10 | Stayathomemom
    My husband wants to legally donate to candidates before the election but wishes to stay off mailing lists. (We have managed to get on about 100 by donating during previous election cycles.) He was wondering about sending cash in amounts less than $200 in an envelope with no return address. I apologize for this vanity, but my husband really wanted input from others on this topic.
  • Anna Little money bomb

    09/07/2010 7:12:00 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | 09/07/2010 | Jocon307
    TSUNAMI DOWN THE SHORE! Catch the wave sweeping through the nation! Support ANNA LITTLE in the first Anna Little for Congress Tsunami Down the Shore MONEY BOMB! From the convenience of your PC help sustain the 'wave' that is building into a tsunami! ANNA LITTLE FOR CONGRESS, DISTRICT 6 NJ You can mail a check or contribute securely via PayPal HERE: ... With less than 2 months until the November election, Anna needs to close the poll gap and surpass Pallone. Costs increase rapidly as elections draw nearer, and the radio and TV campaigns start soon. So your dollars...
  • How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret

    08/23/2010 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 23 August 2010 | JEANNE WHALEN and DAVID CRAWFORD
    The controversial website WikiLeaks, which argues the cause of openness in leaking classified or confidential documents, has set up an elaborate global financial network to protect a big secret of its own—its funding.
  • Robert Redford Solicits Donations For Barbara Boxer Campaign

    08/21/2010 9:50:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CBS 5 ^ | 8/19/10
    Redford Solicits Donations For Boxer CampaignAug 19, 2010 3:09 pm US/Pacific WASHINGTON (CBS 5 / AP) - Hollywood icon Robert Redford is trying to help Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer raise money for her re-election campaign in a letter championing her efforts on the environment. The actor and director is a longtime environmental activist who has been a regular donor to Democratic candidates over the years. He says in an e-mail to potential donors that Boxer, in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill, has sought to extend a moratorium on drilling in federal waters along the Pacific Coast. Boxer's...
  • The 20 Worst Charities In America

    06/09/2010 7:46:49 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 58+ views
    Main Street ^ | 6-1-2010 | Greg Bocquet
    The 20 Worst Charities In America6-1 2020 By Greg Bocquet A favorite saying in business is that you have to spend money to make money. Charitable organizations, on the other hand, have to spend money to give money, and it turns out that some are woefully inefficient at channeling donations to the people they're supposed to help. The non-profit Charity Navigator Web site tracks such expenses via charities’ disclosure statements to the IRS to provide donors with an assessment of how well charities run themselves. Looking only at the supply side for the more than 5,500 charities that it tracks,...
  • Corporate PACs shift giving from incumbents to GOP

    05/21/2010 5:39:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 367+ views
    WaPo ^ | May 21, 2010 | T.W. Farnam and Carol D. Leonnig
    Corporate America is gambling on the minority in its political giving this year, assuming that Republicans will win big in the November midterm elections, an analysis of campaign finance reports shows. The pattern represents a distinct change from a year ago, when Barack Obama was sworn into office and Democrats took control of Congress. Back then, corporate political action committees made a shift to the Democrats, giving 58 percent of their donations to the party. So far this year, only 48 percent of the contributions from big business are going to the Democrats. The shift in political giving represents a...
  • (Sen. Blanche ) Lincoln gives Goldman Sachs donations to charity

    05/07/2010 2:55:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/7/10 | Andrew DeMillo - ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas is giving money received from Goldman Sachs' political action committee for her re-election bid to charity as the investment bank faces federal fraud charges. Lincoln's campaign announced Tuesday she would give $7,500 to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has criticized Lincoln for accepting money from the bank. Halter is Lincoln's chief rival for the Democratic nomination. Lincoln decided to give the money to charity rather than back to the firm's PAC for redistribution.
  • Top hedge fund mgrs donate almost exclusively to Dems

    05/05/2010 6:49:49 PM PDT · by 198ml · 18 replies · 416+ views
    The world’s top-earning hedge fund managers have bankrolled almost exclusively Democratic campaigns, according to Silla Bush of The Hill: The top 10 highest-paid hedge fund managers in 2009 have dished out campaign contributions almost only to Democrats. Over their lifetimes, those managers have given almost $33 million in campaign contributions to Democrats, according to research by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and that is based on data maintained by the nonpartisan CQMoneyline. The same managers gave roughly $600,000 to Republicans, according to the research. The contributions went 98 percent to Democrats and two percent to Republicans.
  • Largest Hedge Fund Political Donations Go to Democrats (Should Reid, Dodd, Schumer return the loot?)

    04/21/2010 5:53:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 282+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/20/10 | RICH BLAKE
    Largest Hedge Fund Political Donations Go to Democrats5 Largest Hedge Fund Donors All Lean Toward Democrats; GOP Also Gets Donations By RICH BLAKE April 20, 2010 While hedge fund managers might be presumed to be eager to help the GOP beat back Wall Street reform, the reality is that the biggest of the big-time spenders funneled their donations primarily to Democrats, the party that holds Congress and the White House. **SNIP** *With $94,100 in contributions over the past year, Jim Simons is the single largest political donor among hedge fund managers. The founder of quantitative hedge fund powerhouse Renaissance Technologies...
  • Soldiers deliver donations to Iraqi residents

    03/28/2010 1:53:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Ryan Twist, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI – U.S. Soldiers with the 3666th Support Maintenance Company provided clothing and other donated items to local residents during a humanitarian aid mission near this base, March 21. The items were donated through the Arizona Army National Guard by the Arizona organization called “Students Helping Students,” started by a U.S. Soldier to help Iraqis in need. Staff Sgt. Rose L. Mattie, the operations non-commissioned officer in charge with the 3666th SMC out of Phoenix, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and a Phoenix native, said the mission provided a chance...
  • How do you give?

    03/21/2010 4:58:03 PM PDT · by · 11 replies · 166+ views
    How do you give?   I've worked/work in groups that require donations to survive.  And so I've been thinking - why do people give?   I'd love to get some feedback on this.   For the most part do YOU give as an emotional reaction to: natural disasters or emotional pleas for help?  Great examples:  Red Cross & World Vision Do YOU give out of duty or obligation?   Some might say that this is how many people give in Church - although we are supposed to be joyful givers How about interests?  Like supporting your favorite University Team or...
  • Chabot for Congress(donate to Driehaus's opponent)

    03/21/2010 4:25:40 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 7 replies · 313+ views
    Chabot for Congress ^ | 3/21/10 | Chabot for Congress
    Former U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio has filed a federal statement of candidacy for the 2010 election, saying his unsuccessful re-election bid last November was partially sidelined by the candidacy of President Barack Obama. More »
  • NY: Hate-Mongers of Revolution Muslim to Start Community Outreach Program~ Video

    03/18/2010 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 14 replies · 350+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | March 18Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    It seems that the Muslims of NY based, have smartened up a bit and changed their approach on spreading Islam. Instead of their usual hate preaching on the streets of NY, they have decided to start a community outreach program. Unfortunately they will recruit more members by doing this. To view this short video....
  • In Defense of Political Anonymity

    03/08/2010 3:26:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 9 replies · 96+ views
    City Journal ^ | 03.08.10 | Bradley A. Smith
    In Defense of Political Anonymity Campaign-finance disclosure rules have encouraged harassment of donors and coarsened public debate. Winter 2010 Imagine if the George W. Bush administration, in its waning days, had introduced something called the Patriot II Act. To prevent terrorists and foreign agents from influencing American governments and political parties, the act would require political campaigns and other groups to report the names, addresses, and employers of their supporters to the federal government, which would enter the information into a database. The act would also give businesses access to this database, enabling them to make hiring decisions, credit determinations,...
  • Dems Shedding Rangel Cash

    03/04/2010 10:25:24 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | March 3, 2010 | Reid Wilson
    Charities around the country stand to gain thousands of dollars as House Dems begin to unload tainted donations from embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), according to a Hotline OnCall survey. So far, Dems who received contributions from Rangel have pledged to donate $320K to charity, according to spokespeople and news reports. Members will give back at least another $86K. The ethically challenged Rangel, who was admonished last week by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, has donated millions over the years to Dem candidates and causes. But now that he has surrendered his Ways and Means gavel, at...
  • Public Sector Unions and their Political Donations

    03/01/2010 2:55:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 406+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Governments across the nation, including the one headquartered in Washington, D.C., are approaching their fiscal death throes. Most of the states that are on life-support got transfusions from the stimulus bill that showered money on areas painted blue on the political map. Liberal, Democrat-voting states are the ones spilling the most red ink because they follow policies that are inimical to their fiscal health dictated by special interest groups. Each budget should come stamped with a warning "passing of this budget will harm the pocketbooks and future of our state's citizens."  The result? Taxes soar; credit ratings plummet (causing states...
  • Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans

    02/24/2010 11:58:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies · 515+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2010 | Dan Eggen and Tomoeh Murakami Tse
    Commercial banks and high-flying investment firms have shifted their political contributions toward Republicans in recent months amid harsh rhetoric from Democrats about fat bank profits, generous bonuses and stingy lending policies on Wall Street. The wealthy securities and investment industry, for example, went from giving 2 to 1 to Democrats at the start of 2009 to providing almost half of its donations to Republicans by the end of the year, according to new data compiled for The Washington Post by the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Durbin and Schumer prepare for fight with donations to Senate colleagues (IF Reid loses.. Oh Boy)

    02/02/2010 7:50:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 423+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/2/10 | Alexander Bolton
    The second- and third-ranking Senate Democratic leaders are doling out huge sums of cash, laying the groundwork for a leadership race should Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lose reelection. Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the vice chairman of the Democratic Conference, has been the biggest giver to Democratic Senate candidates, contributing $210,000 to colleagues and candidates. During the same span, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has given $110,000 to Senate candidates. The leaders gave money to newcomers and candidates facing tough races. But they also contributed to those whose reelection prospects seem solid, such as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who last...
  • Haiti earthquake aid pledged by country (China gives just $13M, Less than Hollywood raised)

    01/24/2010 7:44:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 767+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 01/24/2010
    Haiti's quake has apparently galvanised the world. Find out how much different countries and organisations have pledged to the aid effort - and how much has actually been handed over Tracking the ever-increasing pledges of financial aid and other assistance for quake-stricken Haiti is a difficult business, but the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is attempting to do just that. The OCHA has the tricky task of trying to orchestrate the efforts of the dozens of aid agencies either in Haiti or on their way there. Its list of donors tracks both monetary sums and donations...
  • Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate, Labor Camapign Advertising

    01/21/2010 8:45:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | Jan 21,2010 | FoxNews
    In a stunning reversal of the nation's federal campaign finance laws, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that as an exercise of free speech, corporations, labor unions and other groups can directly spend on political campaigns. Siding with filmmakers of "Hillary: The Movie," who were challenged by the Federal Election Commission on their sources of cash to pay for the film, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that banned corporate and labor money. The decision threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states. The justices also struck down part of the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign
  • Get off the sidelines CHEAPSKATES and pony up to FR.

    01/20/2010 4:53:24 PM PST · by wildbill · 72 replies · 1,703+ views
    Vanity ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | wildbill
    I'm making do on a small Social Security pension and felt obligated to make a small donation to FR because of all the news and fun it gives me during the year. If I can do it, I know all you youngsters with jobs out there can give something. After I made my donation, a screen appeared that showed the top states in donations and the disgustingly small number of FREEPERS who care enough to donate to keep our site going. It's an outrage.
  • The ceremony at the Bois Caïman (Haiti and voodu and Robertson)

    01/14/2010 12:37:41 PM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies · 1,725+ views
    Ghost of a Fela ^ | January 14, 2010 | Anthropologist to the Stars!
    Call Pat Robertson crazy or, worse yet, insensitive for his remarks following the earthquake in Haiti. To a reasonable person (by which I mean an NPR listener's self-concept), the notion Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake was punishment for a 200 year old pact with the Devil sounds crazy or, worse yet, insensitive. This perhaps particularly so to a reasonable person recalling Robertson's remarks along similar lines following 9/11. The trouble for critics of Robertson's insensitivity (I have seen no sympathy for the devil troubling him), is that Haitians say much the same thing themselves. The commonly accepted date for the start...
  • Media Lies About Limbaugh on Haiti: Rush Did Not Discourage Donations For Earthquake Relief

    01/14/2010 10:43:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies · 5,582+ views
    Led by the Democratic party front group Media Matters which issued a posting headlined "We've already donated to Haiti, it's called the U.S. income tax", the media is smearing Rush Limbaugh with a despicable lie accusing Rush of telling his listeners to not donate to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.Rush was warning listeners of being taken in by the Obama administration by going to, as Obama instructed, to make donations to Haiti earthquake relief. He was concerned the donations made there would go to the Obama administration. It was that concern that prompted his remark that has been taken out...
  • LDS Church continues Haitian relief efforts

    01/14/2010 10:18:32 AM PST · by svcw · 194 replies · 2,002+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Scott Taylor
    Islamic Relief USA officials announced Wednesday they were flying $1 million of aid to Haiti in cooperation with the LDS Church.
  • Raw Video Shows Sights and Sounds Immediately After Earthquake Hit Haiti - Video 1/12/10

    01/14/2010 9:35:00 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 759+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the immediate aftermath of the Earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, January 12. The video is a CNN Exclusive, and it shows people trying to get out of the rubble of collapsed buildings just after the Earthquake hit. It is a scene of utter devastation, and the wailing of the people just breaks your heart. . . . (VIDEO)