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  • Obama’s Dirty Watchdogs

    04/25/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/25/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Obama administration doesn’t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president’s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn’t a revelation. It’s confirmation. Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. “There are many blessings to be thankful for this year,” the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011, “but...
  • Big Trouble In Little Catskills? Chinese City Coming To Upstate New York (EB-1 Visa Scam?)

    12/05/2013 11:59:59 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    China’s legendary ghost cities are coming to the USA! Here is an excellent video on China’s ghost cities. China is known for building replicas of London and Paris in China to attract people. But like many of China’s efforts at planned cities, housing is quite expensive and has not caught on. And there is even a fake Epcot in China! Unfortunately, quite empty. ghost_arcade Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA-D) campaigned on centrally planned construction as a solution for the economy. Perhaps the Chinese are taking her advice. With the growing presence of Chinese in the U.S housing market, particularly on the...
  • McAuliffe Appoints GreenTech Exec and Campaign Operative to Cabinet Post

    11/20/2013 8:01:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/20/13 | Brent Scher
    Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s first cabinet appointment was his deputy campaign manager and a former GreenTech Automotive executive Levar Stoney. McAuliffe announced Monday that Stoney will be secretary of the commonwealth. Before joining McAuliffe’s campaign, Stoney served as director of public and government affairs for GreenTech, McAuliffe’s scandal-tainted electric car company, for nearly three years. GreenTech is currently under multiple federal investigations regarding its improper use of a foreign investor visa program. The company has also failed to meet multiple job promises and production estimates.
  • New device harnesses sun and sewage to produce hydrogen fuel

    10/13/2013 4:49:24 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 32 replies
    R&D Magazine ^ | 10/11/2013 | none listed
    A novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment. A research team led by Yat Li, assoc. prof. of chemistry at the Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, developed the solar-microbial device and reported their results in ACS Nano. The hybrid device combines a microbial fuel cell (MFC) and a type of solar cell called a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC). In the MFC component, bacteria degrade organic matter in the wastewater, generating electricity in the process. The biologically generated electricity is delivered to the PEC...
  • Stealth Socialism II: Green Energy, GreenTech and Franklin Pellets (VA Candidate Terry McAullife)

    09/29/2013 10:41:12 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/29/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Recently, I wrote about “Stealth Socialism” in the US. That is a termed coined by Florida Democrat Alan Grayson. It refers to the Federal government takeover of the healthcare industry (Obamacare), the Treasury market (Fed manipulation), bailouts (GM, Chrysler, banks, etc), etc., etc. Remember, the architects of Obamacare, the Center for American Progress, estimate that Obamacare will create 4 million new jobs over the next ten years. And then there is another Stealth Socialism boondoggle for government cronies: green energy! First, the Obama Administration declared war on coal powered plants and is shutting down even more … even though the...
  • McAuliffe on New Coal Regulations: Um, I'll Get Back to You, Virginia

    09/23/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Does this guy have a cogent position on anything, aside from "Ken Cuccinelli is a dangerous extremist"? Within the last two weeks, he's shown himself to be utterly unprepared for a sit-down with Northern Virginia techies -- which touched off the damning endorsement firestorm -- then had nothing of substance to offer at a forum on higher education. Now he's hit the trifecta (via Washington Post reporter Ben Pershing):
  • Terry McAuliffe on GreenTech investigation: I don’t know anything, I was just in charge

    08/18/2013 9:23:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It seems that the Republican camp’s hits on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and his oversight of GreenTech Automotive, currently under an SEC investigation, are at least hitting the target to some degree. Earlier this week, the Washington Post editors posed a rather uncomfortable question or two for the Democrat, who resigned as the barely-productive company’s chairman just last December and remains the largest shareholder.In answer, McAuliffe wrote a piece for Friday afternoon — ahem — that took some rather interesting positions on his fiduciary responsibilities as the erstwhile leader of the company. For instance: You might think that the...
  • CAR AND DRIVER RACES INTO GREENTECH CONTROVERSY

    08/12/2013 12:30:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 12, 2013 | Kenric Ward
    This article was originally published by watchdog.org. WASHINGTON – Car and Driver magazine, which generally steers clear of politics, doesn’t like what it sees under the hood of Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive.“Investors looking to score on the next Tesla Motors should start slapping themselves back to reality,” the magazine stated this week.The article lists a long line of electric-car companies that are “either dead or barely standing, fettered with poor management, little cash and exaggerated promises.”“Next up, according to our battery-powered crystal ball: GreenTech Automotive,” the magazine predicted.Representatives of GTA did not return requests for comment.McAuliffe, making his second bid...
  • Amid probe, car company’s plans haven’t panned out

    08/11/2013 11:19:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2013 6:01 PM EDT | Holbrook Mohr and Mitch Weiss
    Four years ago, a startup car company announced with great fanfare big plans for the Mississippi Delta: Using money from foreign investors and other sources, it would build a massive auto plant to churn out a new line of energy-efficient cars and bring thousands of jobs to the area. It seemed like a win for everyone involved. … Today, the place where the plant was to be remains mostly vacant except for a temporary construction trailer. The company—GreenTech Automotive Inc.—is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the probe is reverberating well beyond Mississippi’s borders, bringing scrutiny to...
  • McAuliffe lobbied Obama aide in charge of Solyndra

    08/07/2013 10:54:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/13 | Brendan Bordelon
    Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia and former owner of an electric car company now under federal investigation, once paid a visit with three other advisers to the same White House “green energy” official who helped secure more than $500 million in guaranteed loans for Solyndra, the now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer backed by a prominent Barack Obama fundraiser. White House visitor records reviewed by Watchdog.org indicate that McAuliffe met with Greg Nelson, the former associate director for energy, environment and technology, at the White House on October 13, 2010. While the substance of the meeting is unknown,...
  • [YouTube Video] Fa$t Terry McAuliffe

    07/30/2013 3:10:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies
    Youtube/fastterry.com ^ | 7-30-2013 | Citizens United
  • Terry McAuliffe's Green Nightmare (WSJ)

    07/24/2013 4:52:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 23, 2013 | By Stephen Moore
    Virginia attorney general and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is back on the attack in a tight race with momentum swinging back and forth seemingly every week. Of late Mr. Cuccinelli has been trying to focus attention on the crony capitalism misadventures of his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe. Mr. McAuliffe, a major fundraiser and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is also founder of GreenTech Automotive. The electric car company was suppose to have produced some 400,000 vehicles by now, along with 10,000 new jobs, mostly in Virginia. To date, however, GreenTech has produce around 100 cars and has...
  • APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed (Hillary link)

    07/23/2013 11:57:41 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    MYSA/AP ^ | July 23, 2013 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL,
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Associated Press has learned. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is being investigated for his role in helping the company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, according to congressional officials briefed on the investigation. The officials spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the...
  • Feds probe company that helped get EB-5 funding for McAuliffe's Greentech

    07/23/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    AP reporter Alicia Caldwell has discovered that a high ranking official in the Department of Homeland Security is under investigation for helping to facilitate access to the EB-5 program for a Chinese Company through the group Gulf Coast Management.
  • Roanoke Times: McAuliffe Needs To Come Clean On His Role At GreenTech

    04/16/2013 5:59:38 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    By itself, Terry McAuliffe’s failure to announce his resignation as chairman of GreenTech Automotive Inc. would not raise many eyebrows. But when the news was reported last week — four months after McAuliffe quietly resigned — it added to questions about the gubernatorial candidate’s ties to the electric car company he founded in 2009, and claims he has made about it on the campaign trail. McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee by default, promotes himself as a job-creating entrepreneur. He has used GreenTech to try to burnish that image. He should have a clear explanation why GreenTech chose Mississippi, not Virginia, for...
  • CBS: Obama admin spent $6.5 billion on risky green-tech ventures; Update: Obama proposes to save

    01/13/2012 9:34:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/13/12 | Ed Morrissey
    We already know that the Obama administration’s stimulus-funded subsidies of green-energy firms have been rather poor investments. Solyndra, after all, collapsed while taking over half a billion dollars in taxpayer money with it, after the Department of Energy illegally subordinated taxpayer risk for later investors — mainly an Obama bundler from 2008, George Kaiser. CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson takes a break from reporting on Operation Fast and Furious to give a closer look at the performance of Barack Obama’s bets in the green-tech sector — and says that Obama bet more than $6.5 billion of taxpayer money in junk bonds:
  • $200 million green-tech subsidy results in -100 jobs

    10/04/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/4/11 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when job-stimulus funds get spent on a company that reduces its workforce? It looks like Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Stephen Chu made another “bad bet” in 2009, sinking $200 million into the non-profit National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. NREL isn’t going under, but it’s cutting back staff after getting a big taxpayer subsidy from Porkulus: President Barack Obama’s “green jobs” initiatives suffered another major blow late Monday, as the nonprofit National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, announced a plan to lay off roughly 10 percent of its staff through a voluntary buy-out plan. According...
  • Jinko Crisis Suggests Maybe Solar Isn't So Green After All

    09/19/2011 11:21:25 PM PDT · by dila813 · 3 replies
    Forbes Energy ^ | 9/19/2011 @ 1:09PM | Eric Savitz
    Shares of China-based JinkoSolar are down sharply – and dragging down other Chinese solar shares – on a brewing environmental crisis at a facility the company owns in Haining, in Zhejiang Provice. In a press release this morning, the company notes that “there have been reports” that Zhejiang Jinko, a wholly owned subsidiary, discharged hazaradous waste into a river, triggering protests from local residents from September 15 to September 17. Jinko reports that “the local environmental protection authority is investigating the incident.” The company said in response to the situation it has suspended operations at the facility “until the impact...
  • Tony Blair joining green-tech focused Khosla Ventures (as a senior adviser)

    05/24/2010 10:19:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 180+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/24/10 | Dana Hull
    Vinod Khosla, Silicon Valley's most prominent "green" venture capitalist, announced today that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is joining Khosla Ventures as a senior adviser. The announcement, made at a small invitation-only gathering at the picturesque Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, adds international star power to Khosla Ventures. Since leaving office, Blair has focused on climate change, energy security and public policy and is one of the world's most eloquent advocates for the environment. "I'm absolutely thrilled, honored and delighted to team up with Vinod and the people he has working for him," said Blair today. "Vinod is one...
  • Activists Try to Block Green Tech in Berkeley (Yes, You Read Right)

    11/12/2009 4:24:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 538+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 11/11/09 | Robert Gammon
    West Berkeley activists are dead set against the mayor's "green corridor" vision, saying it will cause gentrification, too much density, and high rents. The vision of a denser San Pablo Avenue won't come to pass if area residents have their way. Fifty years from now, after the polar ice caps melt and West Berkeley is under water, people might look back on 2009 and say, "What the hell were they thinking?" Why were old hippies in what could be the most liberal city in America working overtime to block the widespread proliferation of green-tech businesses and dense urban development in...
  • Buggy 'smart meters' open door to power-grid botnet Grid-burrowing worm only the beginning

    06/15/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies · 1,646+ views
    theregister.co.uk ^ | June 12, 2009 | Dan Goodin
    New electricity meters being rolled out to millions of homes and businesses are riddled with security bugs that could bring down the power grid, according to a security researcher who plans to demonstrate several attacks at a security conference next month. The so-called smart meters for the first time provide two-way communications between electricity users and the power plants that serve them. Prodded by billions of dollars from President Obama's economic stimulus package, utilities in Seattle, Houston, Miami, and elsewhere are racing to install them as part of a plan to make the power grid more efficient. Their counterparts throughout...
  • Global warming efforts - California group wants to be active nationally (Gore speaks at gathering)

    12/09/2006 10:06:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 396+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/9/06 | David R. Baker
    The coalition of environmental entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who lobbied hard for California's global warming law now wants to take its efforts nationwide. It just hasn't decided which policies to push. The Greentech Innovation Network -- created by venture powerhouse Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers -- met Thursday and Friday in Berkeley to discuss which policies and technologies could most effectively fight global warming. The group heard advice from experts including a federal energy official, the president of Iceland and former Vice President Al Gore. John Denniston, a partner with Kleiner Perkins, said the organization is already talking with members...