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  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • Google,Joyce Foundation Big Players in Anti-Gun, Left-Wing Activism [ Google-Android users wake up!]

    04/29/2013 1:46:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    While the left is frequently up in arms about the about the Koch brother’s money funding political and campaign projects, there is no shortage of big leftist corporate and foundation money floating around hot political issues. Both the Joyce Foundation and Google are established players in the anti-second amendment movement as well as other progressive political causes. The Joyce Foundation has injected large chucks of money into the anti-gun movement, including Mayor’s Against Gun Control and the Violence Prevention Center. (Aside: Who was on the Board of the Joyce Foundation? None other than President Barack Obama who keeps assuring us...
  • White House marriage ties to presidential debate commission continue with Valerie Jarrett

    10/03/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/2012 | Josh Peterson
    Obama’s closest adviser — often pegged as the real power in the White House — is tied to the presidential debate commission, providing yet another link in the web between the two entities, The Daily Caller has learned. Valerie Jarrett — who Ed Klein called ”Ground Zero in the Obama operation” — is the senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement. She served on the board of the Joyce Foundation with the husband of Janet Brown, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, beginning in 2002. ... The Joyce Foundation is a...
  • Interview request to Ohio mayor sets off alarms for Bloomberg, Media Matters(Gun Control)

    08/11/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Jesse Hathaway
    Before responding to a May 2012 interview request from conservative news organization Media Trackers Ohio, an employee of Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman forwarded the request to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a liberal D.C. consultant, who immediately alerted liberal organization Media Matters for America. The Coleman staffer, R. Lee Roberts, is the Ohio chairman of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a pro-gun control lobbying group. Coleman, a Democrat, receives a salary from MAIG but works from Coleman’s office and participates in a taxpayer-funded retirement plan. Media Trackers has since used public records to prove Roberts...
  • Taxpayer-funded gun control gets huge foundation boost

    06/01/2012 5:41:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Ron Arnold
    Gun rights advocates recently discovered that the gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has burrowed its "gun violence prevention coordinators" (read "anti-gun lobbyists") into city payrolls from Augusta, Maine to Seattle, Washington, at taxpayer expense. MAIG is the brainchild of New York City's zealous anti-gun billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who formed the group at a 2006 gun control summit held in Gracie Mansion and co-hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. MAIG touts an agenda of "commonsense reforms" that gun rights advocates see as being somewhere on the far side of repealing the Second Amendment. With a membership that started...
  • MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees, Saves Gun-Hater's Money

    05/28/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Allnineyards ^ | May 20th | Sean Caranna
    Here's a great way to reduce overhead and be effective at running a national organization dedicated to infringing on the gun rights of everyday people all at the same time... Have cities hire your people for you so that tax payers cover 1/4 of your people’s salary and benefits, pay for most of their operational costs, and finance all of their other resources! It also embeds your people as leaders in city government so that you don’t have to lobby there! Sounds like another conspiracy theory from the tinfoil hat brigade... Right? Back in March, while researching the repeal of...
  • Brock and the Glock: Armed men guarded Media Matters boss as he took $400,000 gun control donation

    02/16/2012 10:37:22 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The recent revelation that the head of Media Matters walked the streets of Washington with a Glock-toting bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group. Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on "gun and public safety issues." At the same time, Media Matters' gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security. ....Brock reportedly told confidantes that he feared for his safety and needed hired guns to keep him safe.
  • Indiana Right-to-Work Bill Slows Down

    01/18/2012 8:26:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/13/2012 | Jack Spencer
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana becoming a right-to-work state still appears inevitable, but exactly when the legislation would be signed into law — and what it will look like — is now unclear. According to some reports, a deal has been struck between Republicans and Democrats in the Indiana House that would delay passage of the House version of an right-to-work bill (House Bill 1001) until at least late next week. The agreement apparently involves allowing the Democrats to sound-off at a full hearing over the legislation in exchange for them promising not to walk out. That report will either be verified...
  • Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but not Wanted by Cartels

    10/28/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just...
  • NH “Suicide and Guns” Ploy Funded by Top Anti-Gun Groups

    09/22/2011 6:04:23 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 3 replies
    Pro-Gun New Hampshire ^ | 09/22/11 | Evan F. Nappen
    Recently gun dealers were sent a large manila envelope from the NH Firearms Safety Coalition. The packet contained a number of items with a disturbing anti-gun-rights message, including a full color poster... The funding path goes down from the Harvard School of Public Health to the Harvard Injury Control Research Center to the Bohnett Foundation and the Joyce Foundation. Both the Bohnett and Joyce foundations are infamous for being extremely anti-gun-rights.The David Bohnett Foundation "supports and encourages groups that promote the goals of reduction and elimination of the manufacture and sale of handguns in the U.S." (Emphasis added) The Bohnett...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • Stop ATF's Anti-Gun Zealots

    04/01/2011 4:40:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April1, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    For 30 years, Chicago banned handguns. The crime rate skyrocketed. Murders soared. Gangs blossomed. Desperate city officials even considered calling the National Guard to combat the out-of-control violence that all the "community organizing" in the world couldn't curb. The Supreme Court struck down Chicago's individual firearms ownership prohibition last year, but the same anti-gun zealots who put Windy City citizens' lives at risk remain in power. And now one of them may soon be in charge of the scandal-plagued Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Meet Andrew Traver. He's President Obama's nominee to head ATF. The Senate Judiciary Committee...
  • Exposed: Ohio anti-gunners' 2008 & 2009 IRS returns

    01/07/2011 5:20:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 6 January, 2011 | Chad D. Baus
    As the State of Ohio celebrates completion of another successful year of concealed carry, with applications and renewals continuing at a healthy pace, it is time once again take a our bi-annual look at where the most vocal opponents of the law find themselves seven years after the law was passed. The state's predominant anti-self defense rights organization, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence (OCAGV), operates as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit charity, or as the Internal Revenue Service refers to it, a 501(c)(3). As such, executive director Ms. Toby Hoover is required to file an IRS Form 990 each year, which...
  • The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped (List of influential RATS too coincidental?)

    12/26/2010 10:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 7+ views
    12/22/10
    Link only - The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped
  • George Soros, Maurice Strong and company redefine the Middleclass (Must read)

    09/27/2008 8:41:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies · 3,733+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 26, 2008 | Judi McLeod
    <p>George Soros, Al Gore, Warren Buffet, Maurice StrongThe Democrat-loving mainstream media is missing the boat on Warren Buffet’s take of America’s economic meltdown as …”a sort of economic Pearl Harbor we’re going through.”</p> <p>That being the case, then surely the first question should be: “Who is attacking the U.S.?”</p>
  • Scandal: Obama, Gore, Goldman, Joyce Foundation CCX partners to fleece USA

    04/27/2010 12:56:00 PM PDT · by day21221 · 121 replies · 8,796+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 4/27/10 | examiner.com
    Scandal: Obama, Gore, Goldman, Joyce Foundation CCX partners to fleece USA April 27, 2:53 PMOrange County Conservative ExaminerGregory DailPrevious 2 comments Subscribe Subscribe Get alerts when there is a new article from the Orange County Conservative Examiner. Read Examiner.com's terms of use. Email Address Include other special offers from Examiner.com Terms of Use ShareThis IMage credit-Wikipedia Glenn Beck breaks the biggest corruption story of the century yesterday and it doesn’t appear on a Front Page anywhere. Beck points the way to the 15 Trillion dollar scam that has some amazing players. (See full transcript here) First Glenn makes and astute...
  • Carbon Trade Ends on Quiet Death of Chicago Climate Exchange

    11/07/2010 9:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    suite101.com ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | John O'Sullivan
    Republican mid-term election joy deals financial uncertainty among green investors as the Chicago Climate Exchange announces the end of U.S. carbon trading. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on October 21, 2010 that it will cease carbon trading this year. However, Steve Milloy reporting on Pajamasmedia.com (November 6, 2010) finds this huge story strangely unreported by the mainstream media.To some key analysts the collapse of the CCX appears to show that international carbon trading is “dying a quiet death.” Yet Milloy finds that such a major business failure has drawn no interest at all from the mainstream media. Milloy noted...
  • Obama and Joyce Foundation Pay to Influence the Supreme Court

    05/27/2010 8:54:14 PM PDT · by Bridgetteb · 7 replies · 346+ views
    The Joyce Foundation, in collusion with Obama and other Joyce Foundation Board members, used their corrupt ways to take advantage of unsuspecting people, including law students and money starved universities. This eye-opening article, “Joyce Foundation, Obama, and Heller v. D.C” tells how the Joyce Foundation tried to influence Supreme Court Second Amendment “Right to Bare Arms” cases and, in particular, the “District of Columbia vs Heller” case, and gives us a way of looking at how other democratic organizations operate and how far they go to “persuade,” and control outcomes. The fact that the Joyce Foundation bought and paid law...
  • 'Glenn Beck': ShoreBank's Tangled Web (corruption democrats)

    05/26/2010 7:59:14 AM PDT · by day21221 · 11 replies · 1,013+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Friday, May 21, 2010 | 'Glenn Beck'
    'Glenn Beck': ShoreBank's Tangled Web Friday , May 21, 2010 GLENN BECK, HOST: I want to talk to you a little bit about ShoreBank. And all you need to know about ShoreBank in Chicago is it's a really good local bank — that's it — a really good local bank. I want to start over here. Do you remember Crime Inc.? This is a story that we've been telling you here for a while. And I just want to run this down. Joyce Foundation, when Barack Obama was on the board of the Joyce Foundation — this is a really...
  • Shorebank — Another Example of "Cronyism" (Joyce Foundation, cap-and-trade, Crime Inc)

    05/21/2010 5:06:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies · 568+ views
    SGP ^ | May 21, 201- | Raven Clabough
    Obama’s connections to less than reputable characters and groups like Goldman Sachs, the Chicago Climate Exchange, “Fannie and Freddie,” former Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich, Franklin Raines, Bill Ayers, Van Jones, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, etc. (the list appears infinite) have placed Americans in the unfortunate position of having to question everything that the government says and does. This epiphany has forced the Central Illinois 9/12 project to investigate the suspiciously preferable treatment Obama and his cohorts have provided to the Chicago-based, community-based investment bank, Shorebank. According to the 9/12 group, Shorebank is “focused on domestic and foreign microfinancing, is heavily engaged...
  • Only morons, cheats and liars still believe in Man-Made Global Warming

    05/20/2010 5:37:06 PM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies · 491+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 19, 2010 | James Delingpole
    Well of course I would write a headline like that having just spent the last three days in Chicago at the Heartland Institute’s 4th International Conference on Climate Change. This is the event the cackling, cloak-wearing, befanged AGW-denying community attends every year to glorify in their own evil. And naturally, in the wake of Climategate, a mood of uproarious triumphalism has prevailed as distinguished skeptical scientists, economists, and policymakers from around the world – Pat Michaels, Richard Lindzen, Ian Plimer, Bob Carter, Fred Singer.. you name them, they’re here – have gathered to dance on the smouldering ashes of the...
  • Europe's Carbon Mafia, And Ours

    05/06/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Corruption: The carbon trading system being pushed here has spawned crime and fraud across the pond. Cap-and-trade is not about saving the planet. It's about money and power, and absolute power corrupting absolutely. All across Europe authorities have been conducting raids, rounding up individuals involved in a new version of Climate-gate. This time the data aren't corrupted. Europe's Emissions Trading System is. The system is so sick, it's turned out to be a scam built upon a scam. Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids by British and German authorities as part of a pan-European crackdown on carbon credit VAT...
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud (Cap-And-Trade and CCX)

    04/30/2010 8:07:12 AM PDT · by pyx · 41 replies · 2,253+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/28/2010 | IBD Editorials
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders.
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • Barack Obama's Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Connection (08, Obama's connection to the housing collapse)

    04/27/2010 4:14:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies · 1,289+ views
    fox news ^ | 9/16/2008 | John Gibson
    Lehman Brothers collapse is traced back to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two big mortgage banks that got a federal bailout a few weeks ago. Freddie and Fannie used huge lobbying budgets and political contributions to keep regulators off their backs. A group called the Center for Responsive Politics keeps track of which politicians get Fannie and Freddie political contributions. The top three U.S. senators getting big Fannie and Freddie political bucks were Democrats and No. 2 is Sen. Barack Obama. Now remember, he's only been in the Senate four years, but he still managed to grab the No....
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! (26 April 2010)

    04/26/2010 1:42:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 93 replies · 1,611+ views
    Fox News al-Arabia ^ | 26 April 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. We are another day closer to the 2010 elections. All Beckerheads, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread.
  • Anti-Gun Bill Ayers UW engagement cancelled, not so fast

    04/01/2010 10:33:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 575+ views
    Examiner ^ | March 30, 2010 | Anthony Bouchard
    Bill Ayers was also scheduled to speak to “Wyoming Public School Principals” by teleconference, obviously Mr. Ayers, true to Obama’s cause was attempting to “transform America” specifically Wyoming from behind the scenes. Here’s the grab - just because Ayers speaking engagement at UW has been cancelled, it doesn’t mean he isn’t intending on having a teleconference or that the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP) won’t plan another one at a later date. I'm just sayin...Why would we trust them? Ayers a self professed radical terrorist and Obama supporter, has been propped up by socialists like venomously anti-gun George...
  • Obama's involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange - the rest of the story

    12/16/2009 8:57:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 33 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    "...The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.” And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes. The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong. For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known...
  • OSU's Second Amendment Center Runs Out of Ammo (OH)

    11/26/2009 7:56:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 947+ views
    National Review ^ | 25 November, 2009 | na
    OSU's Second Amendment Center Runs Out of Ammo [Robert VerBruggen] Ohio State University's Second Amendment Center, funded largely by the anti-gun Joyce Foundation, has called it quits. Randy Barnett has details over at the Volokh Conspiracy. Barnett argues that the Center closed because its purpose — to argue against an individual-right interpretation of the Second Amendment — was rendered moot by Heller. In NR last year, I detailed how the Joyce Foundation funded law-review symposia on the Second Amendment (subscribers can read my piece here). Whatever the Foundation and Center's problems, I found the Center's head, Prof. Saul Cornell, very...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes , FOXNews.com
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress

    03/25/2009 5:19:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies · 380+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3-25-09 | Ed Barnes
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.
  • Obama: I’ll make energy prices “skyrocket”

    11/02/2008 9:37:41 AM PST · by flyfree · 146 replies · 6,361+ views
    In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket” as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade policy: AUDIO AT LINK The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is...
  • Two Bloggers' Work Makes Closeness of Obama-Ayers Ties More Obvious Than Ever

    10/19/2008 12:28:40 PM PDT · by hecht · 7 replies · 767+ views
    Two Bloggers' Work Makes Closeness of Obama-Ayers Ties More Obvious Than Ever By Tom Blumer October 19, 2008 - 11:44 ET Two recent finds noted by bloggers have put further dents in the Obama campaign's core claim about its candidate's relationship with Bill Ayers, the unapologetic domestic terrorist who has not ruled out recidivism, as seen here at Obama's FightTheSmears.com home page: The first was discovered by SeeDubya, former weekend blogger at Michelle Malkin's site. SeeDubya came out of retirement for one morning to note a neighborly reference to Obama by Ayers in the former Weather Underground leader's 1998 book...
  • Reframing gun violence as a public health issue

    10/07/2008 2:10:04 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 32 replies · 925+ views
    Joyce Foundation ^ | Sat, 15 Jul 1995 | Jeff Chan
    Gun violence is a leading cause of death and injury in America, and it is steadily increasing. There are now 38,000 gun deaths a year in America, a number that continues to climb. Gun deaths of young people are increasing at an especially high rate. While the Surgion General of the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have acknowledged gun violence as a public health epidemic, most laws and public policies treat gun violence as a purely criminal problem. The Foundation's focus is on reframing gun violence as a public health issue.
  • Devastating Video, Obama talks about job Ayers gave him(Authors spelling :) )

    10/06/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Danae · 61 replies · 5,285+ views
    nakedemperornews.com ^ | 9/14/2008 | nakedemperornews
    Video of Obama in his own words from various interviews regarding Chicago Annenburg Challenge and who hired him. Bill Ayers, infact, Ayers built the foundation with a 50 Mill grant then hired Obama, the ACORN community Organization attorney (Obama) to run it. It was one of his only job resume points he pointed to while running for US Senate.
  • Obama and the Attempt to Destroy the Second Amendment

    10/06/2008 9:38:35 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 27 replies · 1,203+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 6, 2008 | David T. Hardy
    Talk about a smoking gun ... As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama must demonstrate executive experience, but he remains strangely silent about his eight years (1994-2002) as a director of the Joyce Foundation, a billion dollar tax-exempt organization. He has one obvious reason: during his time as director, Joyce Foundation spent millions creating and supporting anti-gun organizations. There is another, less known, reason. During Obama’s tenure, the Joyce Foundation board planned and implemented a program targeting the Supreme Court. The work began five years into Obama’s directorship, when the Foundation had experience in turning its millions into anti-gun “grassroots” organizations,...
  • Chicago Climate Exchange Names Founding Members

    09/20/2008 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 2,874+ views
    Excerpt of first source: Chicago Climate Exchange Names Founding Members Leaders from Automotive, Chemical, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Services,Electric Power Generation, Electronics, Forest Products, Municipal, Pharmaceutical and Semiconductor Sectors to join North American Voluntary Private Sector Program to Reduce and Trade Greenhouse Gases (CSRwire) CHICAGO,IL - Efforts to develop market-based solutions to global warming reach a milestone today as leading U.S. and international companies and the City of Chicago announce they will be the Founding Members of Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX®), a voluntary cap-and-trade program for reducing and trading greenhouse gas emissions. In an unprecedented voluntary action, these entities have...
  • Gun-control group secures $350,000 grant

    05/23/2008 11:34:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies · 101+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 21, 2008 | NA
    The state's largest gun control group, CeaseFirePA, is getting a $350,000 grant to strengthen its advocacy efforts statewide. The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation is granting the organization the money over two years to aid its bid to build a statewide, grass-roots response to gun violence, CeaseFirePA's executive director Joe Grace said...
  • Anti-Gun Obama Shooting Himself in the Foot

    03/03/2008 8:13:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 619+ views
    www.HaveGunWillVote.com ^ | 02.25.08 | Bob Owens
    [Barack Obama will have a big problem attracting the blue-collar Democrat voters he needs to win the presidency - they like guns and he wants to take them away.] As she clawed for survival against Barack Obama in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary this past weekend, Hillary Clinton lamely asserted her Second Amendment bona fides over that of her rival by claiming that she once shot a duck in Arkansas. As pathetic a pander as that tale was, it did serve to point out one gaping weakness in the armor of the Illinois senator, a man who must rely on blue-collar white...
  • Obama as board member of the (anti-handgun) Joyce Foundation

    02/28/2008 12:11:29 PM PST · by HD1200 · 17 replies · 154+ views
    Obama as board member of the Joyce Foundation. As a member of the Joyce Foundation board, Obama approved funding for the Violence Policy Center whose primary purpose is to ban handguns used by law-abiding citizens for self-defense. I wonder how Obama’s involvement in efforts to ban handguns will be received by 73% of voters who disagree with him?
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...