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  • Baltimore’s So Segregated, Even Strava Shows It. These Runners Want to Change That

    02/20/2019 7:15:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 19, 2019 | Robbe Reddinger
    It’s a warm summer evening and Devan Clapp is standing outside his two-story brick row house in northeast Baltimore’s Ramblewood neighborhood. The streets are quiet, with postage-stamp lawns; a transition area between the city and the suburbs of Baltimore County just a couple miles north. This neighborhood, like every other Baltimore neighborhood Clapp’s family has lived in the last hundred years, was predominantly white, before it wasn’t. He talks of how, in the 1980s, the skin color of his mother and father, godmother and brother, drove their white neighbors up and over to the “more-welcoming” side of the county line....
  • If Joe Biden runs, his presidency goes through Wall Street

    02/17/2019 2:15:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2.17.19 | Charles Gasparino, Suzanne O'Halloran
    If Joe Biden does run for president Opens a New Window. , it will be the culmination of two years of weighing the issue while meeting with donors, many of them Wall Street executives -- and nearly duking it out with one of them along the way. Of course, the former vice president's path to run for president in 2020 Opens a New Window. didn't literally begin on the corner of Wall and Broad Streets in lower Manhattan. But as FOX Business has reported, financial sector donors have been at his side from nearly the moment he began thinking about...
  • After El Chapo conviction, use seized $14 BILLION to build border wall?

    02/12/2019 3:08:32 PM PST · by cba123 · 49 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 12, 2019 | Kyle Olson
    Could El Chapo’s seized drug money be used to build the border wall? That’s one of the questions many are asking on Tuesday following news of the former drug kingpin being found guilty on all counts. Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on all 10 counts following a three month trial. According to Breitbart, the United States has seized $14 billion from the former drug lord, which gave Sen. Ted Cruz a brilliant idea. The Texas Republican introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection...
  • New Mexico House passes ‘most extreme’ pro-abortion bill in America

    02/09/2019 8:07:20 AM PST · by rktman · 73 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 2/8/20219 | Calvin Freiburger
    SANTA FE, February 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On Wednesday the New Mexico House of Representatives joined a wave of states passing measures meant to insulate abortion-on-demand from future Supreme Court rulings, with a bill critics are calling the most radical of its kind to date. By a 40-29 vote, the Democrat-controlled House passed House Bill 51 which would repeal multiple unenforced, pre-Roe sections of the law that criminalized abortion, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Six Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against it; every Republican voted against it except state Rep. Paul Bandy, who was absent. “It simply removes an antiquated...
  • Cryptocurrency Exchange Says It Can't Access $190 Million After CEO Unexpectedly Died

    02/05/2019 7:01:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.npr.org ^ | February 4, 20193:46 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    The QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange says it can't access some $190 million in bitcoin and other funds after its founder and CEO, Gerald Cotten, died at age 30 — without sharing the password for his encrypted laptop. Cotten was "the sole officer and director" of the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange when he died, said his widow, Jennifer Robertson, in an affidavit that is part of the company's request for court assistance as it seeks protection from its creditors. The debt filing comes weeks after Robertson announced that Cotten had died — an event she described as "a shock to all of us."...
  • The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Became D.C.’s Favorite Political Weapon

    02/04/2019 11:32:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 5 replies
    Ammo dot com ^ | 4FEB19 | Editorial staff
    The American Revolution was sparked in part by unjust taxation. After all, the colonists in Boston rebelled against Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” and summarily tossed English tea into the harbor in protest in 1773. Nowadays Americans collectively spend more than 6 billion hours each year filling out tax forms, keeping records, and learning new tax rules according to the Office of Management and Budget. Complying with the byzantine U.S. tax code is estimated to cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually – time and money that could otherwise be used for more productive activities like...
  • Billionaires are storing hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of art on superyachts

    02/04/2019 2:54:08 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 70 replies
    Vox ^ | Monday, February 4, 2019 | Gaby Del Valle
    An article about the practice sparked outrage over income inequality. Luxury yachts in St. Tropez. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images People who own yachts have lots of things to worry about. Is a yacht a good financial investment? (Usually not.) Will a group of class-warfare-waging rascals untie the boat from its dock, causing thousands of dollars in damage? (If you're Betsy DeVos, yes.) And then there's the latest concern plaguing superyacht owners: Is a yacht really a good place to store an art collection, which is worth more than the yacht itself? A growing number of billionaires -- at least...
  • Tropicana Field to become cashless this season

    01/28/2019 5:46:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | By Marc Topkin
    ST. PETERSBURG — Tropicana Field will become the first cashless sports venue in North American, the Rays announced Friday. The Rays said tests with analytics and emerging tech firm E15 showed that switching to cash-free will cut transaction times in half. Payment forms to be accepted at Tropicana Field this season include major credit cards, Rays gift cards, mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay and season-ticket holder Rays Cards, the team announced in a press release. Fans without electronic forms of payment can exchange cash at all retail locations and through roaming gift-card vendors in $10 and...
  • A collection of Links to the $7,000,000,000 that Obama gave to South Africa

    01/27/2019 11:09:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies
    VANNROX | 28JAN19 | VANNROX
    With all this talk about funding the wall, I thought that it would be fun to see what happened to all that money that Obama gave away to everyone else. He gave money to everyone, if you recall. He gave money to South Korea. He gave money to Iran. He gave money to the PLA. He gave money to Zambia. He gave money to the UN. He gave money to every single social cause on the planet, and then some more just to rub it in the faces of his distractors. Now, Donald Trump is asking for $7 for a...
  • Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Trashes US System: Allowing People to Keep Money and Make Billions Is Immoral

    01/22/2019 8:07:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    GP ^ | 01/22/18 | Jim Hoft
    Sandy knows best. Committed Socialist and Democrat Party mouthpiece Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went off on the American capitalist system on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Ocasio Cortez has warped ideas on the success of Socialism. A trip to Venezuela is warranted for this one. During her talk with The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates Ocasio-Cortez trashed the US system despite its unprecedented success in world history. Completely blind to history and the world around her Ocasio-Cortez continues to promote Marxist ideology. This is the modern day Democrat Party. Ocasio-Cortez likes to wrap up her conceit and ignorance as compassion. FOX...
  • Filing Taxes Could Be Free and Simple. But H&R Block and Intuit Are Still Lobbying Against It.

    01/21/2019 12:26:22 AM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Propublica ^ | 20MAR17 | Jessica Huseman
    by Jessica Huseman March 20, 2017, 1:22 p.m. EDT Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Here’s how preparing your taxes could work: You sit down, review a prefilled filing from the government. If it’s accurate, you sign it. If it’s not, you fix it or ignore it altogether and prepare your return yourself. It’s your choice. You might not have to pay for an accountant, or fiddle for hours with complex software. It could all be over in minutes. It’s already like that in parts of Europe. And it would not be particularly difficult to give U.S. taxpayers the same option....
  • As Green New Deal Fight Shifts To 2020, Young Activists Are Hitting The Road

    01/07/2019 4:25:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/07/19 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    **SNIP** Now the Sunrise Movement, likely the nation’s fastest-growing climate advocacy group, is planning a 14-stop tour meant to drum up grassroots support for a Green New Deal across multiple states, HuffPost has learned. It’s the first leg of the group’s effort to make the policy the defining issue of the 2020 election. “We’re launching the Road to a Green New Deal Tour to activate the millions of Americans who are ready to fight for a Green New Deal but haven’t heard of it yet,” Varshini Prakash, co-founder of Sunrise Movement, said by email. “When you come out to a...
  • House Democrats Are Lining Up Behind What Could Be The Largest Expansion Of Government In Decades

    12/25/2018 5:46:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 118 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25DEC18 | Michael Bastasch
    Democrats are lining up to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.” The proposal could be the largest expansion of government since the Great Society or New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan could cost tens of trillions of dollars. Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a “Green New Deal,” which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades. As it stands, the “Green New Deal” is more aspirational than actual policy. Indeed, it takes its name from the New Deal of the 1930s, and its main backer, incoming Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, compared...
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. — The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couple’s bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • It’s Happening – This is “THE” Fight, There are Trillions at Stake…

    12/18/2018 2:56:39 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/17/18 | sundance
    (snip) - Everything you need to know about the tentacles of multinational corporations and banks can be found in the following reality: The U.S. economy is in a period of unprecedented growth Â….. and also, the U.S. stock market is losing ground. Wall Street versus Main Street Bottom Line: U.S. companies who have actual connection to a growing U.S. economy can succeed; based on the advantages of the new economic environment and MAGA policy, specifically in the areas of manufacturing, trade and the ancillary benefactors. Meanwhile U.S. investment assets (multinational investment portfolios) that are disconnected from the actual results of...
  • [[Catholic Caucus] Alleged McCarrick Abuse Victim Shares Shocking Insights into Abuser’s Reign

    12/12/2018 9:30:27 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Fear, Power & Money: Alleged McCarrick Abuse Victim Shares Shocking Insights into Abuser’s Reign Abuse. Conspiracy. Hush money. Bribes. Power players. Politics. Global agendas. The threat of violence. These are some of the themes that James Grein, the alleged longtime abuse victim of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, discussed with Dr. Taylor Marshall in a new podcast interview. Grein, who claims to have been abused by McCarrick for 18 years, beginning at age eleven, explained the close family connection he had with McCarrick – a connection that began even before he was born.“He had been part of the family,” says Grein,...
  • The Reason Many Ultrarich People Aren’t Satisfied With Their Wealth

    12/06/2018 9:04:43 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 45 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 12-6-18 | John Sexton
    This instinct to measure and compare doesn’t disappear once people have an obscene amount of money. “The problem is, Am I doing better than I was? is only [moving people in] one direction, which is up,” Norton says. And if a family amasses, say, $50 million but upgrades to a neighborhood where everyone has that much money (or more), they feel a lot less rich than if they had stuck to the peer comparisons they were making tens of millions of dollars ago. Hence the ever-shifting goalposts of wealth and satisfaction. The research Norton has conducted illustrating this phenomenon is...
  • Regaining Trust on Money Issues

    12/04/2018 10:27:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big-spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets. Polls show that Democrats are now more trusted on balancing the budget than Republicans. That's like losing an arm wrestling contest to Nancy Pelosi. The big first step for Republicans to regain American trust on fiscal responsibility is for President Donald Trump to deliver a nationally televised prime-time speech from the Oval Office to announce an all-hands-on-deck war on Washington waste. Declare a debt-spending emergency. If Americans...
  • Newsweek Is Shocked That Women Are STILL Into Men With Muscles

    11/22/2018 5:02:32 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 48 replies
    Chicks on the right ^ | November 21, 2018 | Hannah Bleau
    Women are generally attracted to manly men with big muscles and lots of money. WOW STOP THE PRESSES! I mean, can you even believe that women are still into that, given society’s #progress? Effeminate men are men too! Why aren’t we more attracted to soyboys who Uber everywhere in their jorts? The “starving artist” types are JUST AS MANLY, with their stubby manbuns and inability to pay for dinner. THIS IS SO CONFUSING! What is our DEAL, ladies?!
  • Wealth Preservation: The Final Assault in the War on Cash

    11/21/2018 4:45:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2018 | Dan Denning
    Before I show you what I’ve learned about a plan to seize control of America’s money, let me make one point clear…If you value sound money and political freedom… if you value limited government and taxation with representation… and if you value enterprise and privacy… then you’re going to hate the future I’m about to describe.There is no philosophical or monetary middle ground on the issue.You’re either with it or against it.The Chicago PlanIn March 1933, Henry Morgenthau Jr., chairman of the Federal Farm Board, was sent a short memo titled, “Memorandum on Banking Reform.”It was signed by Frank Knight...