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  • Sanders: Obama's paid Wall Street speech 'distasteful'

    04/28/2017 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/17 | Eleanor Mueller
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders believes former President Barack Obama's plan to receive $400,000 for speaking at a September Wall Street health conference is "distasteful," The Vermont Independent reported Friday. Speaking with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Sanders labeled the transaction "not a good idea" and said he was "sorry President Obama made that choice." "I just think it does not look good," Sanders said. "I just think it is distasteful -- not a good idea that he did that."
  • Why Warren Buffett Is a World-Class Con Man

    12/01/2015 10:28:57 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    InvestmentU.Com ^ | 1 December 2015 | George Everett
    Polls regularly show that investor Warren Buffett is one of the most trusted men in America. What a crock. The man is an imposter, a four-flusher and a humbug. And I can prove it. If you’re skeptical, maybe that’s because - like mushrooms - you’ve been kept in the dark and fed a lot of horse manure. Too many people believe what they hear in the mainstream media. They listen to the lying politicians - that’s 98% of them - in both parties. And they swallow a lot of nonsense from self-styled investment “experts.” (I’ll have a lot more to...
  • WIBC pulling plug on 'Rush Limbaugh Show,' takes long view

    04/13/2015 3:08:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4-13-2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago. The show's last airing on WIBC is set for July 3. Officials for WIBC parent Emmis Communications this month notified Los Angeles-based syndicator Premiere Networks that it would not extend its deal to air Limbaughs show.
  • GUNFIRE ERUPTS as Nearly 1000 Teens Storm Movie Theater Loot Gas Station in Florida

    02/16/2015 8:29:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/15/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The West Oaks Mall in Ocoee, Florida was the scene of a St. Valentines Day riot by nearly one thousand middle and high school students, several of them armed, who stormed a movie theater at the mall and then looted a nearby gas station Police reported gun shots were fired in the air by the teens, but that no one was wounded. Estimates of the size of the mob range from around 800 to 900. Only one person was reported to be arrested. WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida reported on the riot. Investigators said about 800 teens tried to rush into...
  • Ukraine loses 3.4 million tonnes of coal because of terrorists - Energy Ministry

    09/04/2014 7:04:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 16:00 04.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 4 /Ukrinform/. Many coalmines have been destroyed as a result of fighting in Ukraine's eastern regions, and the losses of coal needed for the country's energy security have already reached 3.4 million tonnes. First Deputy Minister for Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Ziukov said this on Thursday at a meeting of the coordinating council for the restoration of Ukrainian statehood in the Donbas and Crimea, which was held at Ukrinform. "Over the period of the hostilities, which began in late April, we lost 3.4 million tonnes of coal, which could have been extracted at these enterprises, including 2.3...
  • Can the police really do that?

    08/21/2014 6:28:08 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/20/2014 | Liz Goodwin and Garance Franke-Ruta
    In the days since two reporters were arrested at a Ferguson McDonalds during fiery protests ignited after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, stunned Americans watching news coverage of officers with combat gear, rifles and tear gas have found themselves asking of police demands and restrictions: Can the cops really do that?
  • Female 'separatist' posts Instagram selfie wearing 'looted mascara - and boasting about it'

    07/28/2014 4:13:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 7-25-2014 | Will Stewart
    Full Title: 'Mascara from Amsterdam, or if to be precise from the field': Outrage as female 'separatist' posts Instagram selfie wearing 'looted mascara - and boasting about it' Outrage has been expressed in Russia and Ukraine over a young woman who allegedly boasted on her social media site about using looted mascara from the Malaysian air crash site. Identified as Ekaterina Parkhomenko from Torez, close to where the Boeing 777 hit the ground after being shot out of the sky, she posted a picture of a blue mascara bottle, say reports. Her Instagram account then carried two selfies taken with...
  • Ukrainian Causes Social Media Storm by Posing in Make-Up Looted from Malaysian Airlines Crash Site

    07/25/2014 9:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 25 Jul 2014
    A young Ukrainian has prompted widespread outrage after posing in make-up apparently looted from the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Ekaterina Parkhomenko, who describes herself as a separatist from the eastern region of the country, posted images of herself on Instagram along with the claim that she was wearing make-up from the field hinting the products were taken from the same area where the bodies of victims of the plane crash lay. Mascara from Amsterdam, or rather from the field. Well, I think you know what I mean, she reportedly wrote on her social media page, before...
  • Advanced radios captured by Iraqi insurgents could spell trouble (ISIS)

    06/16/2014 1:34:15 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/16/14 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Iraqs security forces, propped up by American equipment and weapons, have been routed by a contingent of insurgents bent on extending their territory from strongholds in Syria deep into Iraq. As Mosul and other cities fell, the West saw a host of images of once-American Humvees and helicopters firmly in the hands of its enemies. Outrage followed shock, as years of effort in Iraq by the U.S. military seemed to unravel in a coup-de-grace that played out over the Internet. Analysts speculated that the newly seized weapons and vehicles could turn fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...
  • Islamic state of Iraq loots $500 billion Iraqi Dinar, now has more money than the Falkland islands

    06/12/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Eatgrueldog ^ | 6/11/14
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mosul-seized-jihadis-loot-429m-citys-central-bank-make-isis-worlds-richest-terror-force-1452190 The Islamic state of Iraq recently over ran Mosul, Iraqs second city, after regular army troops fled. It wasnt bad enough that they gained all the arms and weapons on the military base that we supplied to the Iraqi army. After taking the city and government offices they began to loot all of the banks netting an estimated $429 million in American dollars, leaving them richer than small nations such as the Falkland islands. If anyone thinks that this is not going to come home to roost on us, I think that they are sadly mistaken. Whether through intention...
  • The shape of 401k's to come

    02/08/2014 4:26:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/07/14 | Mark Miller
    **SNIP** The biggest change will be a new emphasis on retirement readiness, rather than simply getting workers to join a plan and contribute. The idea is to focus on actual retirement outcomes, and it reflects apprehension about the large number of Americans who are approaching retirement unprepared. If that's something you're worried about, it turns out your boss shares your concern. The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) found that just 13 percent of workers are very confident they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. And a 401k benchmarking survey released last...
  • Oregon lawmakers considering per-mile tax for some drivers (no gas purchased = no loot collected)

    01/04/2013 7:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    KPTV ^ | 1/04/13
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Fuel-efficient cars are designed to save people money on gas, but those who drive them could soon start paying a mileage tax. The government has been collecting taxes at the pump to pay for building and fixing roads for years, but drivers of electric cars avoid the gas tax because they don't fuel up. State legislators are looking at adding a tax for cars that get at least 55 miles per gallon, with the money going toward state roads. Some Portland residents say area roads could use the help.
  • Two dead in supermarket looting in Argentina

    12/21/2012 8:55:37 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP News ^ | December 21, 2012
    Mobs looted supermarkets in Argentina's third largest city early Friday, leaving two dead and two seriously injured in the latest in a spate of such outbursts. Besides that city of Rosario, looters had also rampaged in other Argentina cities on Thursday and into the night. ... Rosario is a hub for industry as well as for farm exports. In Bariloche in the south, officials said looters were apparently venting anger over a blackout that had left much of surrounding Neuquen province without power on Wednesday.
  • Nonprofit alleges retaliation for reporting illegal recyclers (SF values: Loot, Vandalize)

    10/30/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | October 25, 2012 | Mike Aldax
    Scavengers who illegally collect bottles and cans from recycling bins in San Francisco are being blamed for recent window-smashing burglaries at the Civic Center Community Benefit District offices on Van Ness Avenue. Jim Haas, a board member for the district, a nonprofit tasked with making the area safer and cleaner, believes the break-ins are payback for his organizations recent efforts to crack down on the seedy recycling trade and the mess it leaves behind. On Saturday morning, Haas said, thieves smashed the window of the districts office at 234 Van Ness Ave. and stole a desk and computer. None of...
  • Talk about Fairy Dust and Snake Oil!

    08/23/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 23, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    :: Obamas Loot-and-Plunder Theory on Social Benefits- By: Larry Walker, Jr.-Under Barack Obamas economic theory, better known as Loot-and-Plunder Economics, income tax rates will necessarily skyrocket, perhaps by as much as 50% across-the-board. If you dont believe it, just look at the facts and figures. For example, as of FY 2011, annual outlays on Social Security Benefits were 77.7% greater than they were in 2001, while outlays on Medicare were 148.8% greater (shown in current dollars in the chart above). Has Obama solved the problem through entitlement reform? Has he raised Social Security and Medicare taxes by 77.7% and...
  • George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus then Invested in Companies Benefiting

    11/21/2011 1:33:12 PM PST · by BAW · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11-21-2011 | Wynton Hall
    Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called stimulus money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program. Its just one more revelation featured in the blockbuster new book that continues to rock Washington, Throw Them All Out, authored by Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer. Mr. Soros met with Mr. Obamas top economist on February 25, 2009 and twice more with senior officials in the Old Executive Office Building on March 24th and 25th as...
  • California GOP to Be Put to Test

    05/03/2011 10:50:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 30 April 2011 | John Semmens
    Steadfast refusal to cooperate with the Democratic majority in their bid to cover the states deficit by raising taxes may cost Republican lawmakers their share of the take. California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is working on a plan that would focus budget cuts on districts represented by legislators who oppose his Partys tax hike scheme. The plan to differentiate between districts is the brainchild of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D). Look, if theyre not going to help us extract more money from taxpayers why should they get an equal share of what we do raise? Lockyer argued....
  • Tornadoes pummel Southern U.S., 43 dead (NO RIOTING OR LOOTING REPORTED)

    04/18/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Apr 17, 8:34 pm ET | Ned Barnett
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) Three days of violent storms and tornadoes across the southern United States killed at least 43 people, wrecked hundreds of buildings and downed power lines, officials said on Sunday. North Carolina accounted for the bulk of casualties and property losses, with 22 people killed and more than 80 others injured in a string of tornadoes that ripped through the state Saturday night. Houses were flattened, cars and trucks tossed like matchsticks and planes blown off the tarmac at a local airport. Uprooted trees, poles and debris snapped power lines, cutting electricity to more than 200,000...
  • Looting Main Street. How America's Biggest Banks Looted America's Cities With Deals like Greece's

    03/06/2011 9:08:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | March 2010 | Matt Taibbi
    <p>If you want to know what life in the Third World is like, just ask Lisa Pack, an administrative assistant who works in the roads and transportation department in Jefferson County, Alabama. Pack got rudely introduced to life in post-crisis America last August, when word came down that she and 1,000 of her fellow public employees would have to take a little unpaid vacation for a while. The county, it turned out, was more than $5 billion in debt meaning that courthouses, jails and sheriff's precincts had to be closed so that Wall Street banks could be paid.</p>
  • State Budgets: The Day of Reckoning (BREAKING NEWS to many - on SeeBS)

    12/19/2010 8:29:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/19/10 | Steve Kroft
    State Budgets: The Day of ReckoningSteve Kroft Reports On The Growing Financial Woes States Are Facing Dec. 19, 2010 (CBS) By now, just about everyone in the country is aware of the federal deficit problem, but you should know that there is another financial crisis looming involving state and local governments. It has gotten much less attention because each state has a slightly different story. But in the two years, since the "great recession" wrecked their economies and shriveled their income, the states have collectively spent nearly a half a trillion dollars more than they collected in taxes. There is...