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  • More international homebuyers shopping in Austin (TX)

    11/02/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | kxan
    A study from the Texas Association of Realtors shows international buyers pumped more than $11 billion dollars into the Texas economy between March of 2013 and 2014. One Austin Realtor says people from outside of the U.S. are looking for a secure investment. “An international client can come into the Austin market, get a great value for what they’re buying and almost be insured that there’s profitability in that and that’s unique to the world as a whole,” said J Kuper, owner of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
  • $500,000 Villa Sold in What May be Biggest Bitcoin Purchase on Record

    03/19/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 25 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | March 19, 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    Online bitcoin-only luxury marketplace BitPremier has completed the sale of a fully managed villa at the deLMango Villa Estate in Bali, Indonesia, in what may be the largest reported bitcoin transaction to date.
  • Girl Scouts Receive Counterfeit Bills for Cookies, Woman Sought (Lake Elsinore, CA)

    03/05/2014 9:07:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 4, 2014 | Sarah Burge
    LAKE ELSINORE: Girl Scouts receive counterfeit bills, woman sought Some Inland Girl Scouts got a hard life lesson this week when they discovered their cookies had been paid for with counterfeit bills. Scouts in Lake Elsinore received two fake $20s on Thursday, Feb. 27, and in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday there were two reports of girls selling cookies who were paid with counterfeit $50s. Riverside County sheriff’s officials on Tuesday released surveillance images of a woman they described as a “person of interest” in the Lake Elsinore case and are asking for help from the public to identify her. The...
  • Margin Debt Hits All-Time High

    02/02/2014 12:46:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    In the month of December margin debt on the NYSE surged by over $20 Billion dollars hitting a new all-time high of $444.931 billion. The rise in leverage also sent investors net worth to a negative $149.358 billion which is also a record. This is shown in the chart below.
  • Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent

    01/24/2012 4:25:59 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    CNS news ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Goins
    So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP Photo) During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent. When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon,...
  • 13M get unexpected tax bill from Obama tax credit

    12/16/2010 1:56:02 PM PST · by epithermal · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON – About 13.4 million taxpayers may be getting unexpected tax bills because they were awarded too much money under President Barack Obama's Making Work Pay tax credit, a government audit said Thursday. The tax credit, which expires Jan. 1, was designed to increase take-home pay by about $8 a week through new tax withholding tables. The credit was capped at $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly. However, the credit put millions of taxpayers at risk for not having enough taxes withheld from their paychecks, resulting in a tax bill when they file their returns, said...
  • New worry for the US money supply as new $100 bills printed with flaws

    12/06/2010 3:16:06 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    A new headache may have been created for US and international currency use as it has been determined that a flaw was created in the printing of up to 30% of all new $100.00 bills scheduled for distribution in 2011. In a new report by CNBC today, an official familiar with the problem reported that the new $100 bills are so complex that the printers at the mint have experienced massive problems in the creation of the notes. A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and...
  • Obama says auto bailouts have paid off

    04/24/2010 3:36:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 1,643+ views
    Obama says auto bailouts have paid off Photo 6:09am EDT By Steve Holland ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Saturday taxpayer-funded bailouts of the auto industry that he approved had paid off, in what amounted to a rejection of conservative arguments against such government help. In his weekly radio and Web address, Obama kept up the pressure for an overhaul of U.S. financial regulations, saying the promising news from the auto industry had not reduced the need for Wall Street changes. Government bailouts of Wall Street, begun by then-President George W. Bush in 2008 and continued...
  • Lobbyist's kin unlikely campaign contributors (Murtha)

    12/23/2009 9:17:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/23/2009 | Chuck Neubauer
    A retired Florida couple would appear an unlikely source to have given $83,000 in campaign donations over a five-year period to members of Congress from all over the country. Both in their 80s, they lived in a $118,000 Daytona Beach house they didn't own; they each voted only twice since 1992; and they seemed to lack the financial means to make the contributions. Yet, both were listed as having given dozens of donations to lawmakers, nearly half of which went to members of the House Appropriations Committee - legislators who were especially important to their then-son-in-law, superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, who...
  • Of Course We're Not Going To Pay Back The Chinese- Peter Schiff

    08/09/2009 12:26:56 PM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies · 1,101+ views
    The Daily Bail ^ | 08/09/09 | Peter Schiff
  • Nigerians Recruit FBI For 419 Scam (Yeah, Like The FBI Does That Stuff Alert)

    03/30/2009 3:53:29 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 943+ views
    Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Seattle Division 1110 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101-2904 Payment Code: R5109176K Reg No: 132731593 Date: March 29, 2009 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network that you are eligible to receive the sum of $7,500,00.00 USD regarding to an over-due Inheritance/Award payment which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favor. Therefore, the FBI Seattle Division in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with the Financial Institution...
  • When Stock Prices Drop, Where's the Money?

    03/16/2009 4:58:28 AM PDT · by central_va · 18 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investopedia ^ | Monday, March 16, 2009 | by Investopedia Staff
    Have you ever wondered what happened to your socks when you put them into the dryer and then never saw them again? It's an unexplained mystery that may never have an answer. Many people feel the same way when they suddenly find that their brokerage account balance has taken a nosedive. So, where did that money go? Fortunately, money that is gained or lost on a stock doesn't just disappear. Read to find out what happens to it and what causes it.
  • Maxine Waters under scrutiny for bank ties

    03/13/2009 1:44:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 131 replies · 9,473+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/13/2009 | Richard Simon and E. Scott Reckard
    Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, has come under scrutiny because of bailout funds that went to a bank in which her husband had owned stock and served on the board. Waters was a senior member of the congressional committee dealing with the financial crisis when OneUnited Bank -- one of the nation's largest minority-owned institutions -- received $12 million in bailout funds. Her husband, Sidney Williams, served on the bank board until early last year and held at least $500,000 in investments in the bank in 2007, the most recent year for which public...
  • Clinton Helping Clinton Retire Debt [Clinton Foundation Business Helps Reduce Hillary Clinton's....]

    12/24/2008 11:21:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Clinton Helping Clinton Retire Debt Clinton Foundation Business Helps Reduce Hillary Clinton's Remaining Campaign Debt By RICK KLEIN Dec. 24, 2008 — Sen. Hillary Clinton's in-the-red campaign committee has found an innovative way to pay down a slice of its debt -- and is getting help from President Clinton's foundation, among other groups, in making it happen. The William J. Clinton Foundation this week became the latest outside group to buy access to the vast e-mail list compiled by the New York senator's campaign. Political insiders believe the list is second only to President-elect Barack Obama's in its size and...

    12/06/2008 8:51:46 AM PST · by andrew roman · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 6 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    With the economy riding a downward-arrow, and bailout talk getting more airplay then the Beatles did when they invaded in 1964, it may be time to trek to your friendly neighborhood office supply chain and stock up on ink jet cartridges and follow the lead of two Milwaukee, Wisconsin neighborhoods – that is, if the people there decide to follow through on a plan that will have eyebrows flexing John Belushi-style.The plan?To take matters into their own hands.As they see it … When the going gets tough, the tough print their own money.Really.Funny money discussions are set to take place...
  • Schumer advocates $700 billion plan (NUTS! Alert)

    11/23/2008 8:26:25 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies · 784+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2008 | Klaus Marre
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said an economic recovery plan would have to cost $500 to $700 billion in order to be effective. Noting that the economy is in “serious, serious trouble,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that a recovery plan would need to be “pretty big.” “We’re on the edge of deflation. Once you get into deflation, you almost never get out. That’s what the Great Depression taught us. That’s what Japan taught us,” Schumer said. “So a strong shot in the arm, just the way Barack Obama has conceived it, infrastructure, green jobs,...
  • Are Foreign Donations Powering the Obama Campaign?

    10/02/2008 4:07:44 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 43 replies · 2,091+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Just how much in donations from foreign countries is pouring into the Obama campaign coffers is a question one FEC auditor would like to have answered. The problem is that evidently, his bosses at the FEC are refusing to move on the charges which would almost certainly require them to ask the Justice Department and the FBI to look into the matter. This would, their reasoning goes, take on the appearance of a "criminal investigation" and would impact the coming election. The anonymous investigator (who won't reveal his name for fear of retribution) says that "I can't get anyone to...
  • OBAMA'S FOREIGN DONATIONS: Jagan, Son of chief minister of Andhrapradesh

    10/02/2008 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 25 replies · 543+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 2, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    The donation scandal is oof the rails and the left is so in the tank for uh uh uhbama, there is no accountability. It's sick. Here's an illegal donation for you: (hat tip the ever intrepid Cathy) YS Jagan Mohan Reddy - Indian National donated $500 City: SCH?NECK Occupation: IS IT Employer: NESTL? GLOBE CENTER EUROPE Here's his home page: "Son of chief minister of Andhrapradesh, an industrialist, leader of youth in Andhrapradesh, a deciplined social worker who worked for the development of youth by setting up industries, serving the aged,orphans and widows by means of charitable trusts has become...
  • Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign

    09/30/2008 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Portrait of a Lady · 31 replies · 2,168+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, September 29, 2008 9:23 PM | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate. But because of Obama’s high expenses during the hotly contested Democratic primary season and an early decision to forgo public campaign money and the spending limits it imposes, all that cash has not translated into a financial advantage — at least, not yet. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee began September...
  • Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign

    09/30/2008 9:12:05 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 17 replies · 1,216+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9-30-08 | Ken Timmerman
    Monday, September 29, 2008 9:23 PM More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate. Obama has raised nearly twice that of John McCain's campaign, according to new campaign finance report. But because of Obama’s high expenses during the hotly contested Democratic primary season and an early decision to forgo public campaign money and the spending limits it imposes, all that cash...
  • Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign

    10/02/2008 9:23:32 AM PDT · by Historix · 22 replies · 791+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Monday, September 29, 2008 | Ken Timmerman
    More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate. Obama has raised nearly twice that of John McCain's campaign, according to new campaign finance report. But because of Obama�s high expenses during the hotly contested Democratic primary season and an early decision to forgo public campaign money and the spending limits it imposes, all that cash has not translated into a financial...
  • Obama's Funny Money, or Who's "Loving" "You," Barry?

    10/01/2008 10:02:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies · 667+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 10/1/2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    Mr. "Good Will," apparently. My pal Diana West points me to Ken Timmerman's must-read Newsmax column — which naturally is getting no coverage in the MSM — about Sen. Obama's eye-popping fundraising operation. Bottom line: the would-be President of the World is raising goo-gobs of money from foreigners outside the United States (a violation of federal law), and matching goo-gobs of money inside the United States from phantoms who are blowing out the individual contribution limits by, among other devices, making up identies and breaking up contributions in amounts less than $200, for which reporting requirements are less rigorous. According...
  • Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign

    10/01/2008 2:43:14 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies · 853+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, September 29, 2008 9:23 PM | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate. Obama has raised nearly twice that of John McCain's campaign, according to new campaign finance report -snip- And then there are the overseas donations — at least, the ones that we know about. The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8...
  • Obama’s Fishy $200 Million (Who will investigate before Election Day? Also: Barney and Fannie.)

    10/01/2008 9:42:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,301+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 10/2/2008 | The Prowler
    FUNNY MONEYAn auditor for the Federal Election Commission is attempting to have his bosses seek a formal investigation into the collection by the Obama for President campaign of more than $200 million in potentially illegal political donations, including millions of dollars of illegal, foreign donations, and has sought a request for assistance from the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation. But the analyst's requests have largely been ignored. "I can't get anyone to move. I believe we are looking at a hijacking of our political system that makes the Clinton and Gore fundraising scandals pale in comparison. And...
  • Obama's Fishy $200 Million

    10/02/2008 11:47:13 AM PDT · by GVnana · 19 replies · 1,247+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/2/2008 | The Prowler
    FUNNY MONEY An auditor for the Federal Election Commission is attempting to have his bosses seek a formal investigation into the collection by the Obama for President campaign of more than $200 million in potentially illegal political donations, including millions of dollars of illegal, foreign donations, and has sought a request for assistance from the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation. But the analyst's requests have largely been ignored. "I can't get anyone to move. I believe we are looking at a hijacking of our political system that makes the Clinton and Gore fundraising scandals pale in comparison....
  • Funny Money

    02/07/2008 6:05:38 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 3 replies · 91+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Feb. 07, 2008 | TexasCajun
    "Look! There's Colonel Wen Ho Do with more campaign cash! "
  • Fake $100 bills have features just like the real ones

    01/14/2008 11:07:57 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 32 replies · 1,493+ views
    McClatchey News ^ | January 10, 2008 | Kevin G. Hall
    DANDONG, China — In a Bank of China branch in this river city that borders North Korea, a currency changer stinking of alcohol pulled out a thick wad of cash from around the world and carefully removed a counterfeit 2003 series U.S. $100 bill. The fake came from a North Korean businessman, he said, adding that, "The ones from Europe are much better." Were these fakes, so close to perfect that they're called "supernotes," made in the isolated communist country? The man, who refused to give his name for fear of arrest, shrugged and said he doubted that the North...
  • Clinton Donors Could Do With Some Profiling

    10/25/2007 9:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 146+ views
    IBD ^ | October 24, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Asian-American groups don't like the increased public scrutiny that Hillary Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. To which I say, in words that should be universally understood: Boo-hoo. In the wake of eye-opening investigations by the New York Post and Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hillary's coffers, ethnic grievance organizations are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism." Yep. The newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up. Both papers uncovered dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in New York's...
  • HILL BILL FOOTED BY HSU (Clinton staffers got Vegas trip funded by fugitive)

    09/17/2007 3:48:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 793+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/17/07 | LEONARD GREENE
    HILL BILL FOOTED BY HSUVEGAS VICTORY BASH By LEONARD GREENE September 17, 2007 -- Members of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign staff got a nice payoff last year for their work to get her re-elected - a trip to Las Vegas funded by her fugitive former fund-raiser. Among the Sin City guests of disgraced former fund-raiser Norman Hsu was Patti Solis Doyle, one of Clinton's most trusted advisers who now runs the senator's presidential campaign. According to The Los Angeles Times, Hsu - who raised more than $850,000 for Clinton before being jailed last month on charges related to an...
  • CHAIRMAN HSU (Democrats begin to panic)

    09/09/2007 9:16:27 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 47 replies · 1,569+ views
    Spectator.com ^ | 9/10/07
    Democrat National Committee chairman Howard Dean has asked other California and national fundraisers to pick up the slack of disgraced big-time donor Norman Hsu, who is currently under guard in a Colorado hospital after fleeing the San Francisco Bay Area last week. Hsu was expected to organize at least three major Democrat events on the West Coast in the coming weeks, though at least two of those events are now in doubt. Hsu, who has raised, by conservative estimates, more than $1 million for Democrats in the past election cycle, spent the latter part of 2006 being wooed by every...
  • "S. Korean Dollar Payments to N. Korea Illegal" (This Bank Operates 14 Branches in USA)

    09/21/2006 8:09:23 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies · 604+ views
    Chosun Ilbo News (conservative daily) Seoul, Korea ^ | 20 September 2006 | Chosun Ilbo News (conservative daily) in Seoul
    "S. Korean Dollar Payments to Kaesong (North Korea) Illegal"
  • IMF turns to Greenspan, Trichet, others to evaluate its financing

    05/18/2006 5:52:11 PM PDT · by bjs1779 · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 5 18 2006 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing its first annual loss in decades, the International Monetary Fund on Thursday turned to a group of international financial heavyweights to figure out how to pay its bills. Managing Director Rodrigo Rato named a panel of advisers, including former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet, to evaluate how to finance IMF operations. (snip) In the past the 184-country lending organization has resorted to selling some of its gold reserves to finance operations.
  • Fake $1 billion Federal Reserve notes found in SoCal apartment

    03/14/2006 8:15:05 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 48 replies · 1,992+ views
    Federal authorities investigating a man who smuggled money into the country have seized 250 counterfeit bank notes in billion-dollar denominations, they announced Tuesday. The 250 bogus Federal Reserve notes had 1934 issue dates and were stained to make them look old, but no such currency exists, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. Federal authorities have not charged the man, Tekle Zigetta, in connection with the counterfeit notes, but warned that the sale or transfer of fake securities has increased in recent years. Scam artists typically sell phony government bank notes at a discounted value or use them...
  • Count your changege carefully.

    01/14/2006 12:17:01 PM PST · by CholeraJoe · 38 replies · 486+ views
    CJ | 1/14/2006 | CJ
    For the fourth time in two weeks, I've gotten Canadian coins back from automatic change dispensers at Abertsons, Osco, WalMart and Safeway. I realize that I live in a state on the Canadian border, but it's 130 miles away.

    10/19/2005 10:17:11 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 41 replies · 3,163+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 19, 2005 | The Truth Detector
    Freeh Sounds Like He's Got the Goods October 19, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen To Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence (Highly recommended by poster) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, now on to Louie Freeh, fulfilling a commitment made to you on Monday. There's a review of his book, "(My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror)," in the Washington Times today by Joseph C. Goulden, and the interesting passage from this review... Let me give you the first paragraph then go to the interesting passage. "Oh, let's cut right to the chase. Your primary...
  • Arrest ties Pyongyang to counterfeit $100 bills

    09/20/2005 3:58:44 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 54 replies · 2,725+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | September 20, 2005 | By Bill Gertz
    North Korea's government is producing high-quality counterfeit $100 bills and is working with criminal groups in China to sell the fake U.S. money internationally, U.S. officials say. Some details of the production of what federal officials call "supernotes" were disclosed after arrests last month in several U.S. cities of people linked to a major Asian crime ring trafficking in fake money, arms, drugs and cigarettes. A senior Bush administration official said one of the 10 indictments in the case contains the first disclosure of the North Korean government's role in the counterfeiting.
  • Bush plans to double African aid

    06/30/2005 5:56:00 PM PDT · by traumer · 39 replies · 563+ views
    President George W Bush has proposed doubling US aid to Africa over the next five years. He said this would happen if African leaders made a commitment to honest government and the rule of law. Outlining his priorities for the G8 summit next week, Mr Bush said the West now had an extraordinary opportunity to help end extreme poverty in Africa. But on the other main issue facing the summit - climate change - he gave no indication of a compromise. The president criticised those who opposed energy development and wanted to place restrictions upon it. "About two billion people...
  • Saddam invested one million dollars in Paul Martin-owned Cordex

    04/22/2005 10:51:44 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 130 replies · 6,555+ views
    Canadafreepress ^ | 04/22/05 | Judi McLeod
    Saddam invested one million dollars in Paul Martin-owned Cordex by Judi McLeod, Canadafreepress.com Friday, April 22, 2005 The Canadian company that Saddam Hussein invested a million dollars in belonged to the Prime Minister of Canada, canadafreepress.com has discovered. Cordex Petroleum Inc., launched with Saddam’s million by Prime Minister Paul Martin’s mentor Maurice Strong’s son Fred Strong, is listed among Martin’s assets to the Federal Ethics committee on November 4, 2003. Among Martin’s Public Declaration of Declarable Assets are: "The Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"; "Canada Steamship Lines Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"–Cordex Petroleums Inc....
  • Social Security can't be saved: Devvy Kidd exposes underpinnings of dangerous federal scam

    12/31/2004 12:12:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 700+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, December 31, 2004 | Devvy Kidd
    Friday, December 31, 2004 Social Security can't be savedPosted: December 31, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Devvy Kidd © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com There is a lot of buzz these days about "saving" Social Security. For decades, presidents have been feeding the American people the same old drivel about saving Social Security, the "sacred cow" of politics. For the past 40 years, presidents have declared their intention to save and reform Social Security, i.e., Bill Clinton's State of the Union addresses always carried practically the same sentences: "... we must agree to a bipartisan process to preserve (save) Social Security" (1997); "... we must save...
  • Hanoi T-shirt sales funding campaign

    08/21/2004 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies · 1,712+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 21, 2004
    Presidential candidate John Kerry can count on the support of at least one group of Vietnam Veterans – and they're still in Vietnam. Following Kerry's denunciation of the ad by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, criticizing him for exaggerating his war record, a group of former U.S. soldiers gathered in Hanoi to express their support for Kerry and to call President Bush a "draft dodger" for his service in the Texas Air National Guard during the war. And they were selling T-shirts to tourists to raise money for Kerry's campaign. The $5 shirts sport a picture of President Bush with...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Grand Jury to Probe Coke

    05/03/2004 9:37:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 300+ views
    myway.com ^ | 5 3 04 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal probe of Coca-Cola Co. has intensified as a federal grand jury was scheduled and regulators subpoenaed employees, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday. The grand jury will begin to hear testimony in the case around May 25, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the probe. The U.S. attorney's office and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining whether Coca-Cola overshipped drink concentrate to distributors in some markets including Japan -- called "channel-stuffing" -- thereby possibly inflating financial results. Three former finance officials of the world's largest soft drink maker have told federal...
  • Elf Trial Offers Soap Opera of French Elite

    04/29/2003 12:50:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 914+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | April 29 2003
    With a cast of characters including a former prime minister, some of the richest executives in France and Germany, Paris' biggest-ever corporate crime trial continued this week with 37 defendants in the dock. France's largest-ever corporate corruption trial resumed in Paris this week with more drama than your average Mexican soap opera. The case offered further tales of illicit backroom dealing, a €5 million divorce settlement tab picked up by French taxpayers and allegations that a former French prime minister accepted bribes in connection with a string of acquisitions made by the state-owned French oil conglomerate Elf Aquitane in the...
  • Threat of switch to Euro currency inspired war

    04/19/2003 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 49 replies · 606+ views
    BSU DAILY NEWS ^ | 4.18.03 | Matt Sharp
    Threat of switch to Euro currency inspired war April 18, 2003 Dear Editor,Oil has been traded with U.S. dollars since 1971. Other countries must stockpile dollars to be able to purchase oil, which gives America the dominant economy. The only economic bloc to contest America's power is the European Union. Yet, the EU still has to hoard dollars to buy oil, making the Euro's power limited indeed.Iraq switched to the Euro in 1999. Of course, America didn't take this seriously, since the Euro was relatively weak. However, within two years the Euro was gaining on the dollar. Venezuela also has...
  • Harmonizing the world's accounting rules: Joan Veon warns it's paving path toward global currency

    05/25/2002 1:19:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 395+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2002 | Joan Veon
    We live in a global world – a world in which all of the walls or barriers between countries have been effectively torn down. In 1945, the political walls were torn down when the United Nations was birthed as each country ceded sovereignty to a global organization. In 1980, the Monetary Deregulation Act was passed, which made it legal for Americans to invest overseas. At the same time, the Group of Seven developed countries passed similar laws beginning the integration of currencies, securities, money and investments. Now, all the nations of the world effectively invest in each others country. In...
  • Euro failing credibility test

    05/12/2002 11:25:33 PM PDT · by July 4th · 10 replies · 563+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12 May 2002 | Martin Walker
    <p>ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Soaring national debt in Italy, pre-election tax cuts in France and a stagnant German economy are threatening to bust the European "stability pact" on reducing budget deficits, and dangerously jeopardizing the credibility of the euro currency.</p>
  • Frequent flier miles soon may overtake dollar as number worldwide currency

    05/03/2002 3:00:42 PM PDT · by mhking · 5 replies · 390+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5.3.02
    Friday, 3 May, 2002, 13:21 GMT 14:21 UK Air Miles 'threaten dollar's dominance'Air Miles currently in circulation are said to be worth $500 billion - making them the second biggest "currency" after the dollar.  Air Miles facts American Airlines set up first airline reward scheme 21 years ago, called the "Advantage Travel Programme" "Air Miles" originates from the UK 13 years ago Name now franchised to third parties, including British Airways who has owned the UK Air Miles operation since 1994 Source: Air Miles UK At its current rate of growth the stock of miles could overtake the dollar within...
  • US dollar hegemony has got to go

    04/10/2002 7:48:59 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 62 replies · 2,239+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 04/11/02 | Henry C K Liu
    US dollar hegemony has got to go By Henry C K Liu There is an economics-textbook myth that foreign-exchange rates are determined by supply and demand based on market fundamentals. Economics tends to dismiss socio-political factors that shape market fundamentals that affect supply and demand. The current international finance architecture is based on the US dollar as the dominant reserve currency, which now accounts for 68 percent of global currency reserves, up from 51 percent a decade ago. Yet in 2000, the US share of global exports (US$781.1 billon out of a world total of $6.2 trillion) was only 12.3...
  • How To Avoid $3.00 a Gallon Gasoline Prices

    04/09/2002 8:27:13 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 36 replies · 983+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | April 1, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    The email came in from a friend in Eugene. Bear in mind that oil companies are no more greedy than you are. (Have you ever turned down a raise?) Neither are they stupid. They know the basic rules of supply and demand, and so are fully aware that $3.00 a gallon gas will cost them income, not increase it. The prime guilt here must be laid at the doorstep of government policy, including taxation, and decades of liberal lockdowns on exploration and development in North America. The idea that an oil company would like to sell less gasoline is ridiculous....
  • How Much Is China Cooking Its Numbers?

    04/07/2002 9:22:12 PM PDT · by milestogo · 19 replies · 682+ views
    APRIL 8, 2002 INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L COVER STORY How Much Is China Cooking Its Numbers? Growth may be wildly overstated. That could mean more social unrest For the past decade, China's gravity-defying economic performance has been the envy of the rest of the world. Growth has bobbed along at 7% or 8% even as expansion in the West was dropping toward zero. All the while, hard-core skeptics argued that China's numbers are as cooked as a pot of rice--and that the country's growth has been far less miraculous than official figures suggest. Ditto for trade and foreign-investment data. If...