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  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused “embarrassment” to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and Săo Tomé and Príncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • Food Industry Issues Dire Warning to Congress: Get Serious About Climate Change or Starve

    10/02/2015 8:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr's Ring Of Fire ^ | October 2, 2015 | Justin Lane
    Ten of the world’s largest food production companies sent a letter to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, encouraging them to take action on climate change. The letter was signed by the chief executive officers from Unilever, Mars, Kellogg, General Mills, Nestle, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm, and Dannon. “The challenge presented by climate change will require all of us – government, civil society and business – to do more with less. For companies like ours, that means producing more food on less land using fewer natural resources. If we don’t take action now, we risk...
  • Bill Clinton Asked About Delivering Paid Speech to Group Tied to Iranian Government

    09/15/2015 2:15:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington eacon ^ | September 15, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    An aide to Bill Clinton sought permission from the State Department in 2012 for the former president to deliver a paid speech to a group tied to the Iranian government that has been campaigning for an end to U.S. sanctions against the country. Fox News reported: The email from the former president’s office was sent on June 4, 2012, from an aide to Bill Clinton to three aides for then-Secretary Clinton, including Sullivan as well as State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills. It concerned an event in the U.S. hosted by the National Iranian American Council. “Would USG have...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other American

    The very next week our office environment started to change dramatically. A huge influx of foreign workers from South Asia started to arrive at numerous buildings on the Disney Orlando campus in very large numbers. A foreign language was suddenly being spoken throughout the building hallways. Everywhere I went, including the company cafeteria, the composition of the company changed so much in the period of only a week. The first 30 days was focused on capturing all that I did with my job. We started getting mandatory meeting invitations for “KT” or “Knowledge Transfer” sessions showing on our calendars. The...
  • CEO of baby parts buyer says abortion workers get lucrative kickbacks

    09/03/2015 7:34:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | Susan Michelle | September 2, 2015
    Though abortionist Mary Gatter’s desire for a Lamborghini is not front page news anymore, the most recent video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) reveals the new commodity in tissue procurement might be a condo in Hawaii. The ninth video shows tattletale Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress, talking behind the back of her competitor, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR). Dyer reveals how ABR has given kickbacks to abortion clinics to help ensure they can collect their dead babies. Dyer explains that ABR has an abortion facility worker on its payroll in an advisory capacity. CMP reports: Cate Dyer, who...
  • Something Worse Than the IRS Awaits Greedy Televangelists

    08/31/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    The fourth circle of Hell, as envisioned by Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, is reserved for the avaricious and the profligate. It is where those whose lust for getting and spending knew no bounds in life are punished in the afterlife by being battered endlessly with heavy weights. Notable among the souls damned for their greed, Dante wrote, "were clergymen and popes and cardinals, within whom avarice works its excess." What disgusted the great poet in 14th-century Florence – money-grubbing hucksters masquerading as men of God – is just as disgusting in 21st-century America. Comedian John Oliver is no...
  • Lambos for baby pieces (Saturbray)

    07/25/2015 8:25:27 AM PDT · by bray · 14 replies ^ | 7/25/15 | bray
    Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Lamborghinis matter more than the sanctity of life to abortionists. We are now getting a very up close and personal look at the monsters who run Planned Parenthood and it is desturbing. To imagine that the one thing a girl wishes her entire life for which is a baby is turned into human body parts to be sold like a butcher shop turns...
  • Barack Obama’s Net Worth Has Risen 438% Since Running for President

    07/08/2015 6:42:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/13/14 | Justen Charters
    According to financial disclosure reports, President Obama has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars. Since he was worth $1.3 million in 2007, that makes the millionaire 438% more wealthy than when he first ran for office... While the average US citizen has a median income of roughly $51,000, Obama rakes in the cash with an annual presidential salary of $400,000. In addition, he receives money from book royalties and other investments. Hypocrisy isn’t a stranger to the liberal elite. Michael Moore’s fifty million dollar fortune came from creating documentaries that makes free enterprise look like the same as...
  • ...Obama Begins 2-Day Visit to L.A. on Thursday...[What Mass Murder? Show me the Money!]

    06/18/2015 1:56:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 6/18/15 | Tracy Bloom
    Obama was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to take part in a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, according to the White House. The president will travel aboard Air Force One and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport sometime in the afternoon, a White House news release stated. He was scheduled to arrive around 2 p.m., according to LAX police.
  • Hillary, Lord Acton, and Willie Sutton

    06/17/2015 12:18:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2015 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    By most accounts, there should be no nexus between the spaces occupied by Lord Acton, and Willie Sutton. It was Lord Acton, 19th century English Catholic historian and statesman whose quarrel with Anglican Archbishop Mandell Creighton prompted Acton’s famous axiom: “ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Willie Sutton, 20th century legendary American bank robber whose appetite for vacuuming bank vaults, cashiers’ drawers, and jewelry cases, provoked lifelong unrepentant recidivism, when asked why he robbed banks, quipped: “ Because that’s where the money is.” With gymnastics perhaps unmatched by any political duo in U.S. history, Hillary Clinton,...
  • What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think

    05/21/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 95 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer to Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim 6:10). I’ll discuss below why this is an inadequate answer. The third main response was that original sin (and the concupiscence that followed) is the source of all of our other...
  • Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

    05/06/2015 3:11:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-6-15 | No author
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race. Her decision is another escalation in what is expected to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history. Mrs. Clinton’s allies hope that with her support, Priorities USA Action, the top Democratic super PAC, will be able to raise as much as $200 million to $300 million, on par with what the largest...
  • Biblical Values -- or Vegas Values?

    04/28/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 28, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Almost all of the declared and undeclared Republican candidates for 2016 could be found this weekend at one of two events, or both. The first was organized by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, and held in Point of Grace Church in Waukee. Dominated by Evangelical Christians, who were 60 percent of Republican caucus-goers in 2008 and 2012, the Point of Grace Church event drew no fewer than nine Republican hopefuls. Ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee and ex-Sen. Rick Santorum, past winners of the Iowa caucuses, were there. So, too, were Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walter. Cruz and Walker are...
  • SATIRE House Speaker Pleads for Hillary to Turn Over Computer Server SATIRE

    04/25/2015 12:54:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    GOP Briefing Room Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A new slew of allegations has emerged implying that the Clinton Foundation may have accepted bribes in exchange for Hillary to use her Secretary of State status to influence government policy. An example of possible influence peddling was her support for Russia's acquisition of a major stake in American uranium mining. "It looks like she violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) observed. "She should turn that server and all...
  • Clinton Greed

    04/24/2015 3:57:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    The Clintons have always had an uneasy relationship with money. Bill never had any. And although Hillary had a comfortable upbringing, she didn't take the path to riches that her Yale Law degree might have provided, choosing instead to do public interest law right out of law school and marry a man with great political ambition. But, clearly, both Bill and Hillary wanted the good life -- and the money it takes to provide it. Nothing wrong with that, but the means by which they've enriched themselves have been unsavory at best. And all this makes suspicious the recent revelations...
  • "The Devil is Trying to Discredit Me": Controversial Pastor Defends Trying to Buy Gulfstream Jet

    04/24/2015 7:58:37 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jack Crone
    A controversial US pastor has defended trying to buy a $65million private jet with worshippers' donations and responded to critics by claiming 'the devil is trying to discredit' him. Reverend Creflo Dollar, 53, launched an appeal last month for 200,000 people to each donate '$300 or more' so that he could purchase a Gulfstream G650 to replace his current damaged aircraft.
  • San Francisco Poised to be "Whitest County" in Bay Area By 2040: Study

    04/23/2015 2:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/23 | Tamara Palmer
    A study of the Bay Area region finds that San Francisco is becoming less diverse as surrounding counties increase multicultural populations. CityLab noted the study's starkest findings in the PolicyLink study: San Francisco is predicted to be the "whitest county" in the Bay Area by the year 2040. San Francisco is the only county in the Bay Area that is becoming less diverse; surrounding counties are becoming more diverse as soaring rent prices continue to drive people into other cities and towns. "It's startling because the city's diversity and identity as a progressive, inclusive city is seriously at-risk," Sarah Treuhaft,...
  • What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources?

    03/23/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources? By: Msgr. Charles PopeI will be on the Catholic Answers radio show today (Monday, March 23) at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. The topic will be temptation: what it is and how to avoid and overcome it.  I’ve assembled some notes in preparation and I’ll present them (in two parts) in the blog. Today’s post focuses on what temptation is, why God allows it, and what its sources are. Tomorrow I’ll present the second half of the notes, which center on how to avoid and overcome temptation.What is Temptation? A seminary teacher of mine once defined...
  • The Chamber of Commies (Saturbray)

    03/21/2015 7:10:25 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies ^ | 3/21/15 | bray
    Isaiah 23:17 [Full Chapter] At the end of seventy years, the LORD will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. One of my friends said he decided not to pay his taxes to the gummit this year. Rather, he gave it to a Mexican who was mowing a lawn and said he was just skipping the middle man. He asked, what is the point of contributing his hard earned money to a broken political system when it is going to end up...
  • Hillary deserves it (Saturbray)

    03/07/2015 8:19:55 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies ^ | 3/7/15 | bray
    Proverbs 15:27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. So Harpy has her hand caught in the cookie jar. There is no definitive proof she was taking bribes using the Clinton Foundation, but it is pretty obvious she was. Just like we can assume every white cop is a racist wanting to arrest and shoot an innocent black child, we can assume Hillary was using her personal email server to hide the graft and corruption she was taking for her own personal gain. The one thing we do know about Hillary is...
  • Donna Shalala to head Clinton Foundation [long history with Hillary]

    03/07/2015 12:24:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Adam B. Lerner
    The Clinton Foundation will get new leadership in the form of longtime Clinton ally and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala as it continues to face ongoing questions about its foreign fundraising practices, former President Bill Clinton announced in Coral Gables, Florida on Friday. The news of Shalala’s new role comes as the foundation has caused all-but-certain 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton some political trouble in the final weeks before her expected campaign roll-out. Republicans have latched onto reports that the foundation resumed accepting money from foreign governments after Clinton left the State Department in 2013 — a...
  • Will the Clintons’ Greed Do Them In?

    02/25/2015 8:00:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    It has long been remarked that a certain Dogpatch air hangs over Bill and Hillary Clinton. They have, apparently, led separate lives for quite a few years, but one quality that they share is greed. Indeed, they seem unable to restrain that grasping instinct even when it undermines their presumably more important goals–as, for example, when Hillary extracts $300,000 from universities for 45 minutes of platitudes. Tomorrow’s Washington Post reports that while Hillary was Secretary of State, “[t]he Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments.” How many millions? Weirdly, the Post doesn’t say. It does tell us...
  • Clintons seek to avoid a tax they once supported

    01/22/2015 2:36:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 6/17/14 | Laura Lorenzetti
    Bill and Hillary are reportedly using tax advantaged strategies used by multimillionaires. Bill and Hillary Clinton are finding their way around an estate tax they have long supported, a cause they said would prevent the U.S. from being overrun by inherited wealth. The Clintons are employing a series of financial planning strategies that will help reduce the tax burden on future recipients, which can be as high as 40%, Bloomberg News reported.
  • Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia

    12/17/2014 11:53:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/17/14 | Bobby Schindler
    Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades. Here is some of what has happened:In 1968, a committee of 13 men at Harvard Medical School endorsed brain death as legal death; in 1981 it was approved by the American Medical Association. This has a profound effect on decisions regarding life and death and has placed physicians as the sole decision makers of who is alive and...
  • Hillary for hire: Clinton charges $300,000 for speeches

    11/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/14 | Charles Passy
    .....A newly published story in the Washington Post notes that Clinton often earns $300,000 or more per speech. On top of that, the prominent Democrat places many a demand on those who want to book her, including having “room temp sparkling and still water” and “two long rectangular (chair) pillows” on hand, according to the contract negotiations the Post obtained. Clinton’s fees have surprised some who booked her, according to the Post story. When UCLA hired her to give a talk earlier this year, a university official noted that Clinton’s spouse—as in former President Bill Clinton—came cheaper. “Wow! She (gets)...
  • Doomsday pope warns man's greed will destroy world

    11/20/2014 3:07:21 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    France 24 ^ | 20 Nov 14 | AFP
    Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge. "God always forgives, but the earth does not," the Argentine pope told the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome, a three-day meeting aimed at tackling malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike. "Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction," he warned representatives from 190 countries gathered for...
  • The FCC Plans to Increase Your Phone Bill to Build Better Internet in Schools

    11/19/2014 2:34:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/17/14 | Brendan Sasso
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a plan Monday aimed at delivering high-speed Internet to classrooms and libraries around the country. To pay for the $1.5 billion proposal, the agency is planning a substantial increase in government fees on all monthly phone bills.
  • Red State people are just better than Blue State people and here’s the proof

    10/14/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 50 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve known liberals are cheap, miserly (dare I say niggardly?) in their approach to charity which actually requires giving one’s own money away instead of passing laws to force the rest of us to fund charitable causes. Those who followed politics during the embarrassment of the Clinton brothel years remember that Bill Clinton donated his used underwear to charity in order to gain a tax credit. This fits right in with new data on who gives and who does not give. We now have proof that liberals are cheap and conservatives are generous. A recent report from The Chronicle of...
  • Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption [IOW, Al Gore is still wrong]

    10/14/2014 5:15:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/14/14 | Matt McGrath
    Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. Scientists say that between 1901 and 2010, living things absorbed 16% more of the gas than previously thought.
  • Harry Reid's Theme Song

    10/09/2014 2:33:18 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1956 | Paul Frees
  • President Obama in City Today for DNC Fundraisers

    10/07/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    twc news ^ | 10/7/14
    .....Obama is coming to the city today to raise money for the Democratic party. The president is expected to arrive at JFK Airport around 1:30 p.m. From there he will head to Manhattan for two events involving the Democratic National Committee.
  • US Forrest Service to Charge for Taking Pictures of Trees [satire]

    09/29/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Hungry for a means to supplement is budget, the US Forrest Service is proposing new regulations that would allow it to charge visitors $1500 if they want to take pictures in wilderness areas. Liz Close, the Forest Service’s acting wilderness director, called the new fees “essential to our mission. These wilderness areas belong to the government. Why shouldn’t we get revenue from what is our property?” Close warned against thinking that “these areas are too vast for us to enforce collection. We are watching from both the ground and the air. Rangers randomly patrol with orders to seize any cameras...
  • Dwyane Wade Brings the 'Heat' to New York for Hublot Watch Unveiling

    09/22/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/14 | Valerie Jack
    Luxury watchmaker Hublot has launched its newest timepiece in New York City. The Swiss watchmaker was joined by brand ambassador Dwyane Wade for the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star’s second timepiece with Hublot....
  • Obama Interrupting Weekend Trip to Return to DC

    08/29/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 8/29/14 | Darlene Superville
    ..... Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in New York. Presidential aides say the change in plans was not related to any current events and was the president's personal choice.
  • President Obama to visit RI for fundraising event

    08/29/2014 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 8/29/14 | Angie Angers
    Rhode Island is finishing preparations Friday morning for a visit from President Barack Obama. Obama is expected to headline three events in the northeast on Friday. Two are scheduled in Westchester County, New York, and the third is set for Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Obama going on Democratic fundraising trifecta

    08/29/2014 4:21:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WICS-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two are just north of New York City, in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island..
  • Michelle Obama to donors: Write 'biggest, fattest check' you can

    07/25/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/24/14 | Natasha Korecki
    ...Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of about 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”
  • Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back

    06/17/2014 7:47:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Bloomberg LINK ONLY ! | 6/17/14 | Richard Rubin
  • ‘Awkward’: White House Press gets sent to its room while Obama fundraises [Pic]

    05/19/2014 5:13:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/19/14
    ...Obama didn’t want any press around while he was hitting up the one-percenters for big bucks, so he sent them to their room. No word on whether they got supper beforehand.
  • Obama Off To California For Three-Day Fundraising Swing [Five parties with the 1%]

    05/07/2014 3:44:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Obama is departing Wednesday on a three-day West Coast trip to glad-hand donors at five or more fundraising events, including four events in one day. The trip highlights the president’s focus on the 2014 race, where the GOP is on track to win a slight majority of the Senate and to slightly increase its majority in the House.
  • Harry Reid's Theme Song [video]

    05/06/2014 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1954 | Stan Freberg
    Money Paul Frees
  • Banks Play Ball with Government to Hand Over Your Assets

    04/06/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Four years ago, I wrote a column about how the state of California had passed a law to make retailers turn over any unused gift cards to the State after a set period. The law did not consider any effects on the retailer; just the fact that California was grubbing for new revenue flows and once greedy politicians see a target they can devise any rationale for why the money or new tax should be placed into their coffers. The column also explored how the State was taking money from unclaimed bank assets as if it were another revenue...
  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money [Obama BACK to Florida]

    03/18/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    ...President Obama headlines a fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the organization that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives... Ted Deutch, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, is on the invite list for the Miami event, as is U.S. Rep. Steve Israel of New York, chairman of the DCCC, according to a copy of the invitation posted online by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks government information. Deutch and Israel aren't really the draw. The hosts are Tracy and Alonzo Mourning. He's the former Miami Heat center and a major...
  • Bill for the Dodgers is about ready to come due

    03/12/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Actually, you don't need to guess. The way baseball finds ways to separate fans from their money knows no bounds... At the heart of the issue is a new regional sports network that will pay the Dodgers $8.35 billion over the next 25 years. It was created by Time Warner Cable solely to broadcast the team's games, and it's the reason the new...
  • The Problem of A Stubborn and Unrepentant Heart

    02/25/2014 2:47:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus once rebuked the people of his time for their stubborn and unrepentant hearts: This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At...
  • Fear and Greed Index for markets

    01/31/2014 4:50:54 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    CNN ^ | 31 January 2014 | Someone at CNN
    Fear and Greed index. Interesting. Click link.
  • This Report on a Poorly Run Public School in NY Is Leaving People Infuriated and Astonished

    01/15/2014 8:28:22 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 32 replies
    A recent report on a school in Queens, N.Y., is so unbelievable, so terribly sad, that it has left many readers practically speechless. A public school in Far Rockaway Queens, N.Y., has been accused of operating under unacceptable conditions (image source Google Maps) From students reportedly being forced to attend class in vermin-infested “temporary classrooms” that “smell like urine” to Principal Marcella Sills, 48, apparently being a frequent no-show, public school (PS) 106 in Far Rockaway, N.Y., is a “school of no,” according to the New York Post.The students don’t get gym or art classes, one source said. Instead, many...
  • Push to restore veterans' benefits may lack support

    01/05/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 5 Jan 14 | Bill Bartel
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, D-Va. Military veterans are pressuring Congress to move quickly when it reconvenes this week to cancel cuts in pensions for working-age vets - a change set in motion as part of last month's budget deal. However, reversing the decision to reduce cost-of-living pension increases could be difficult and, at best, would take some time to negotiate, say some legislators and lobbyists. Federal lawmakers from Hampton Roads, which has one of the nation's largest concentrations of retirees and active-duty service members, strongly support undoing the cuts. Most have already proposed or are co-sponsoring legislation...
  • Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For ["Make Everything Owned by Everybody"]

    01/04/2014 1:40:02 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 3, 2014 | Jesse A. Myerson
    4. Make Everything Owned by EverybodyHoarders blow. Take, for instance, the infamous one percent, whose ownership of the capital stock of this country leads to such horrific inequality. "Capital stock" refers to two things here: the buildings and equipment that workers use to produce goods and services, and the stocks and bonds that represent ownership over the former. The top 10 percent's ownership of the means of production is represented by the fact that they control 80 percent of all financial assets. This detachment means that there's a way easier way to collectivize wealth ownership than having to stage uprisings...
  • Senator wrestles heirs over nine-figure Texas fortune

    12/21/2013 9:32:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 61 replies Texas bureau ^ | December 17, 2013 | Jon Cassiday
    LAREDO, Texas — Out behind the nursing home where Josefina Alexander Gonzalez turned 99 Saturday, there’s a dilapidated green ranch house, its porch cover still held up by rough-hewn tree trunks. To the southeast, you see a lot of tall brush and honey mesquite, a view that hasn’t changed much since the 1940s, when her parents bought a 1,000-acre ranch … any other direction, and you’ll see new construction on her property, as developers cash in on the last large tract of open space inside of Loop 20 in north Laredo, now worth as much as $150 million. But if...