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  • Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes (Nelson Sells Out)

    12/21/2009 6:24:17 PM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies · 1,754+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Politics: Sen. Mary Landrieu was the new "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up his state's future Medicaid tab. Maybe we should just put Senate votes up on eBay. Nelson, the 60th vote in the middle-of-the-night Senate party line vote on health care reform, will go down in American political history as the inventor of the permanent earmark. His seemingly principled stand against including federal funding for abortion evaporated like the morning dew as he decided to take what was behind door No. 1. The deal for Nelson includes special Medicaid funding for Nebraska, along...
  • Poland: Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen

    12/18/2009 10:32:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 823+ views
    yahoo ^ | 12/18/09 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA and KRZYSZTOF KOPACZ,
    OSWIECIM, Poland – The Nazis' infamous iron sign declaring "Arbeit Macht Frei" — German for "Work Sets You Free" — was stolen Friday from the entrance of the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said. The 5-meter-long (16-foot-long), 40-kilogram (90-pound) iron sign at the Holocaust memorial site in southern Poland was unscrewed on one side and torn off on the other, police spokeswoman Katarzyna Padlo said.
  • Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced for Roles in International Money Laundering Scheme...

    12/04/2009 2:24:37 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 398+ views
    US - ^ | December 3, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 3, 2009 Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced for Roles in International Money Laundering Scheme Involving Online Sales Two Bulgarian nationals have been sentenced in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia for their roles as money launderers for a transnational criminal group based in Eastern Europe, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Ivaylo Vasilev Pletnyov, 39, of Svishtov, Bulgaria, was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman for conspiracy to commit money laundering. Pletnyov was...
  • CA: Meg Whitman's charitable foundation's biggest benefactor was environmental group (EDF)

    11/07/2009 9:40:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 663+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/7/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Billionaire gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman gave away just $125,000 of her charitable foundation's $46 million in assets in its first year of operation — and tax records show the bulk of the money went to a surprising place. The Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C. Whitman Charitable Foundation in 2007 contributed $100,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund, which is now at odds with Whitman over water policy. The foundation also invested $3 million in hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands — a Caribbean tax haven that's been the subject of political controversy. ... But it's the $100,000 to...
  • Lost Charlie Chaplin film bought on eBay for $5

    11/07/2009 12:40:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,421+ views ^ | 06 Nov 2009 |
    Lost Charlie Chaplin film bought on eBay for $5 A lost Charlie Chaplin film has been discovered in a can of nitrate film bought on eBay for £3.20 ($5). Morale Park from Henham, Essex, purchased the tin simply because he liked the look of it. He was amazed to discover its fragile contents: a previously unknown seven-minute film Chaplin film called Zepped. His interest was piqued, he said, when he could not find any mention of it on the internet. The film features footage of Zeppelin airships flying over England during the First World War, and out-takes from three pictures...
  • Morning Market Report

    10/22/2009 6:18:39 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 152+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/22/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The Dow was up until the last couple hours yesterday and then it turned. The Dow went from up about fifty points at the time to down 92.12 at the close. There's still plenty of earnings to chew on but the weekly first time unemployment numbers just came out. The current weekly number was up to 531,000 and last week's number was revised to 520,000. That breaks a streak and keeps the number above 500,000. So, once again, the weekly first time claims numbers gives a very unclear picture about the jobs picture. The four week average did get better.
  • Rejects U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Science

    10/12/2009 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 16 replies · 708+ views
    SCI ^ | 10/09/2009 | SCI "In the Crosshairs" e-Newsletter October 9, 2009 Rejects U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Science It has come to our attention that the online auction site eBay has apparently taken it upon itself to enforce its own interpretation of the Endangered Species Act. SCI would like to make you, your friends, chapter members and ALL hunters aware of a policy statement that eBay recently posted in response to a query about auctioning an Idaho governor's wolf tag. The following email, in which eBay stated it that considers "all wolves within the U.S. as endangered, regardless of their actual designation," came directly from an customer representative. ----------------------...
  • Girl tries to sell 'annoying' grandma on eBay

    10/02/2009 11:07:40 AM PDT · by americanophile · 13 replies · 1,105+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2009 | Katie Powalski
    Marian Goodall is a disabled 61-year-old grandmother who lives with her son’s family. She is recovering from knee surgery, and apparently her 10-year-old granddaughter is growing weary of caring for granny. Zoe put "Nan" on eBay, calling her grandmother "annoying" but "very cuddly and loves word searches." The bids got to $3,276 before eBay removed the listing because it violated its policy banning the sale of, well, human beings. Little Zoe says that the prank was all in good fun, and that she had no idea her grandmother would get such high bids.
  • Dinner with Sarah Palin? Fan pays $63,500 on eBay

    09/19/2009 2:49:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 906+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/19/2009
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A true fan of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is paying $63,500 to have dinner with her. Cathy Maples of Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday won the dinner in an Internet auction, which was a benefit for a charity that aids wounded veterans. Maples says she fully supports the military and the men and women fighting for this nation. Maples, who owns a defense contracting company, also says she's a "big advocate" for Palin, and would love to see her as president. Palin offered the dinner as part of the charity auction on eBay for the...
  • Dinner with ex-Alaskan gov Sarah Palin goes for $63,500 on eBay

    09/19/2009 11:10:34 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 10 replies · 679+ views ^ | Friday, September 18th 2009, 9:32 PM | Brian Kates
    Will moose be on the menu? An Alabama woman won dinner with Sarah Palin in an eBay auction Friday night for $63,500. Cathy Maples of Huntsville can invite four guests to break bread with the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, and her hubby, Todd. Proceeds will go to Ride 2 Recovery, which supports wounded veterans through cycling programs.
  • CA couple who admitted shoplifting on TV charged

    09/14/2009 8:49:02 PM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 674+ views
    WRIC ^ | 9/14/2009 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Southern California couple who went on national television to brag about making $100,000 shoplifting toys and selling their loot on eBay has pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy charges in San Diego. A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Monday says authorities seized more than 500 boxes of stolen toys when they raided Laura and Matthew Eaton's home in San Marcos with a search warrant in March. The couple was arrested Friday and faces at least 27 months in prison if convicted of conspiracy to transport stolen property. The Eatons appeared on the "Dr. Phil" show...

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...
  • Ebay Charity Auction: $25,00 Dinner With Sarah Palin & $7,500 With Karl Rove

    09/04/2009 9:43:55 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 10 replies · 737+ views
    On Tuesday, September 8, the first annual Ride 2 Recovery eBay Charity Auction will begin and run for 10 days. The highlight of the auction will be a dinner experience with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  The mission of Ride 2 Recovery is to improve the health and wellness of wounded heroes by providing a life changing experience that can impact their lives forever. The money raised from this effort will go to support the participation of wounded heroes in the R2R program and events, purchase bikes, helmets, and other technical equipment required for the wounded heroes. Please go to...
  • Skype: The eBay Item Worth $2 Billion

    09/01/2009 11:30:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 559+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/1/09 | Owen Thomas
    eBay, the San Jose-based online-auctions giant, is trading two-thirds of the Internet phone service Skype for about $2 billion, reversing a 2005 acquisition that many analysts considered a head scratcher from the beginning. It's really a reversal: Among the private funds buying a 65 percent stake in the business from eBay is Index Ventures, a venture-capital firm which backed Skype as a startup and profited nicely from the original sale of the company. Silver Lake Capital, a private-equity firm famous for tech buyouts like that of hard-drive maker Seagate, led the deal, in which eBay sold a 65 percent stake...
  • Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on secondhand sales of some products

    08/31/2009 7:14:22 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 50 replies · 3,697+ views
    If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products. The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer. "Those who resell recalled children's products are not only breaking the law, they are putting children's lives at risk," said Inez Tenenbaum, the recently confirmed chairwoman of...
  • GM’s Epic Fail on eBay

    08/28/2009 7:37:24 AM PDT · by PDMiller · 41 replies · 1,059+ views
    Car Dealer Reviews ^ | 8/28/09 | Admin
    All the analysts warned GM about emphasizing GM branding before creating and marketing great products. Turns out Obama’s first big GM marketing push with eBay is an epic failure. The pilot GM eBay program, currently being tested at 225 California dealerships, has not generated substantial sales to the disappointment of GM executives. GM dealers have posted 16,000 new vehicle listings, but sold only 45 vehicles through the ‘click & drive’ promotion. And while the first four listings are free, eBay charges $20.00 per vehicle for an eBay motors insertion fee–or in GM’s case, $360,000.00–which does not include the successful listing...
  • Arkansas Mom Fails to Sell Baby Naming Rights on eBay for a Fifth Time

    08/25/2009 1:59:20 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies · 2,508+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/25/2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An unemployed Arkansas woman — and her unborn son, whose name she tried to auction on eBay — can't seem to catch a break. After five auctions on the Internet marketplace, Lavonne Drummond, 36, saw a winning bid of $6,800 was dashed Tuesday when the winning bidder, a producer at an Internet radio talk show, told the mother of six that he had no intention of paying for the naming rights of her seventh child. "They just apologized," Drummond told "They just wanted to help but didn't think they would actually win." Drummond, whose first four auctions were removed...
  • Feds swarming garage sales and church bazaars?

    08/21/2009 1:53:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    When our founders created the federal government, I’m pretty sure they didn’t anticipate having its power reach into their carriage houses. Thanks to a particularly asinine piece of legislation called the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act, though, we now have federal inspectors threatening to start investigating yard sales and church bazaars. They say they’re just going to focus on thrift stores and Craigslist … for now: If you’re planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you’d best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is...
  • Ebay Seller Releases Video of Obama Birth Certificate (here we go again)

    08/22/2009 3:18:32 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 104 replies · 5,478+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/22/09 | Drew Zahn
    A man who had claimed to have a copy of President Obama's Kenyan birth certificate, attempted to sell it on eBay and then disappeared from contact has reappeared, this time with a video of the document he claims proves Obama's foreign birth. As WND reported, Lucas Smith, a former resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and known by the eBay handle "colmado_noranja," claimed online and in phone conversations with WND to have an authentic document from Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa proving Obama's birth there at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961.
  • EBay, GM set to start car-selling trial Tuesday

    SAN FRANCISCO -- General Motors and eBay Inc. are expected to announce Monday that hundreds of the auto maker's California dealers will let consumers haggle over the prices of new cars and trucks through the online marketplace, as part of a previously disclosed trial.