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  • You Can Buy Your Own Shanzhai 'Lamborghini' From China For Just $65,000

    07/20/2018 11:20:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 25, 2012, 8:46 AM | editorial staff
    I believe, you only need to spend less than 300 yuan to own a smartphone that looks like an IPhone on the outside, but have you heard of spending 420,000 yuan for a "Lamborghini"? Recently, a report on the Internet with pictures and videos once again stirs up waves with the word "Shanzhai" in the Chinese auto market. A home automaker has made a Shanzhai version of the "Lamborghini Murcielago LP64" model. Different than the earlier Shanzhai cars, the car maker said this Shanzhai Lamborghini's exterior is 99% identical to the genuine mode, interior is up to 70% similar. The...
  • Remittances: Illegal Immigration’s $30 Billion ‘Hidden Tax’

    06/20/2018 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Thalean · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 20, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Paris. The year is 1788. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point? The hopeful specter of radical liberalism played its part, as the father of modern conservatism Edmund Burke observes in his masterpiece Reflections on the Revolution in France. But most men aren’t dreamers. Most live parochial lives and think parochial thoughts—there’s no time to dream when you’re working to put bread on the table. For the...
  • Dem money floods Calif. primaries to avert electoral disaster

    05/27/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Outside money is flooding into a trio of key California House primaries, as Democrats try to avoid being shut out of the general election. The total outside spending in those June 5 primary races had eclipsed more than $8 million as of Friday, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by The Hill. The high-dollar spending is in the three GOP-held seats represented by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and retiring Reps. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce, all of which are viewed as potential pick-up opportunities for Democrats. California’s “jungle” primary system pits all candidates, regardless of party, against one...
  • Australia Bans Cash For All Purchases Over $7,500 Starting July of 2019

    05/11/2018 4:29:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 11, 2018 | Matt Novak
    Australia’s Liberal Party government has announced that it will soon be illegal to purchase anything over $10,000 AU ($7,500 US) with cash. The government says it’s, “encouraging the transition to a digital society,” and cracking down on tax evasion. But not everyone is happy with the move. “This will be bad news for criminal gangs, terrorists and those who are just trying to cheat on their tax or get a discount for letting someone else cheat on their tax,” Treasurer Scott Morrison said in a speech announcing the government’s new budget. “It’s not clever. It’s not OK. It’s a crime.”...
  • Well-Funded Republicans Get Solar’s Hard-Earned Cash

    05/03/2018 6:29:36 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 8 replies
    SolarWakeup ^ | May 2, 2018 | Frank Andorka
    Which is why Reuters’ report that the solar industry has decided to provide more money to Republicans than Democrats this cycle just makes my head want to explode.
  • Family wins back 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins worth $80 million seized by feds

    04/18/2015 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 77 replies
    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the...
  • Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

    04/11/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/18 | Eriq Gardner
    A shareholder sues Netflix board members with the allegation they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals."
  • [Cath Cauc} Money Was the Reason Why Francis Disavowed Grand Master of Order of Malta

    04/07/2018 11:54:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 7, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Henry Sire, the author of the bestselling book “The Dictator Pope” told Gloria.tv the “real reason” why the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, was disavowed by the Holy See. The Order was about to receive a large donation for which the controversial German Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager was the go-between. But Boeselager was suspended by Festing for his role in distributing condoms and abortive hormones. Now, this donation promised to bring benefits also to the Vatican and at least to one high ecclesiastic, “That was more important to them than a question of...
  • The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

    04/03/2018 5:06:12 PM PDT · by bgill · 193 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Caitlin Dewey
    Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day. Or he’d scout George Washington University campus for events that promised free lunch or snacks. Torres told no one what he was going through, least of all his single mom. "She had enough things to worry about," he said... Now a senior and...
  • It's time to go after Vladimir Putin's money in the West

    03/30/2018 2:20:16 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | Anders Aslund
    Putin controls the Russia's state institutions, its secret police and its big state companies. Together with a few old friends from St. Petersburg, the president is tapping the big state companies through overpriced no-bid procurement, transfer pricing, asset stripping and stock manipulation. They are also making money by extorting old oligarchs and taking loans from state banks, not to be returned. Overall assessments indicate a personal enrichment of Putin and his closest cronies of some $20 billion to $25 billion a year since 2006, a pilfering from Gazprom of $60 billion from 2004 to 2007...By now, this group would have...
  • Ingraham apologizes after posting critical tweet about Parkland student

    03/29/2018 10:28:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/29/2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized Thursday after she posted a critical tweet about a Parkland, Fla. high school student. "Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland," Ingraham tweeted. "For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a...
  • Millennials Are Waiting For The End Of Capitalism

    03/28/2018 4:42:44 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 03-28-2018 | Michael
    Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a huge part of the Millennial psyche. But while that extends to everything that goes down on social media, this generation doesn’t seem to be worried about missing out on retirement funds. Millennials—or Generation Y—are today’s late teens and twenty-somethings born in the 80s and 90s, and they number some 80 million people in the United States. And because FOMO is the Millennial common denominator, the financial detours are numerous. Thanks to the meteoric rise of social media advertising, Millennials have endless options for spending money, and they account for an estimated $1.3 trillion...
  • Millionaire ranks grew in America the most since 2009

    03/23/2018 12:08:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Fox business ^ | 3/22/18 | By Jade Scipioni
    In a sign of a booming economy under President Donald Trump, a biggest number of U.S. households in almost a decade climbed to millionaire status last year. The number reporting a net worth between $1 million and $5 million, not including primary residences, grew by almost 600,000 last year to nearly 10 million, according to market research and consulting firm Spectrem Group.
  • All that optimism for hot first-quarter economic growth is rapidly fading away

    03/14/2018 1:06:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3/14/18 | Jeff Cox
    Back in late January the Atlanta Fed was calling for a 5.4 percent GDP gain, but on Wednesday it said growth likely will be just 1.9 percent.
  • The Broward County Superintendent's Corrupt and Dangerous Agenda

    03/06/2018 1:58:45 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2018 | M. Catharine Evans
    There's little doubt Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert Runcie's rabid implementation of his "no arrest" policy in 2011 helped Nikolas Cruz to stay "in the classroom and out of the courtroom," a phrase Runcie often repeated when touting his signature PROMISE program. Runcie's plan served as an exemplary model for 50 participating school districts across the country, affecting 6.35 million children. In a July 2015 White House conference attended by Runcie and his former boss in Chicago, education secretary Arne Duncan, the superintendent received high praise for leading the nation in reducing student arrests. But according to many outside...
  • Mueller team looking into possible United Arab Emirates money into Trump campaign: report

    03/04/2018 2:04:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/04/18 | Joseph Weber
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is now purportedly looking into whether the United Arab Emirates, with perhaps help from a top adviser, tried to gain political influence by putting money into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign -- a tack that would indicate Mueller’s investigation continues to expand beyond whether campaign officials colluded with Russia. Mueller’s investigators in recent weeks have questioned the adviser, Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, and asked witnesses for information about whether the UAE tried to buy political influence by giving money to the Trump campaign, according to The New York Times. Nader has been a frequent visitor...
  • George Soros is officially messing with Texas (Governor Greg Abbott)

    02/28/2018 11:16:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    Governor Abbott (via Twitter) ^ | 27 Feb 2018 6:03PM | Governor Greg Abbott
    Greg Abbott‏ @GregAbbott_TX https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/968667824431468544 George Soros is officially messing with Texas. He’s given almost $1 million to just one candidate. He’ll stop at nothing to make Texas liberal. We must muster the resolve & resources to fight this take over attempt. #tcot #txlege @TexasGOP #PJNET Source: Soros contributions to LaHood DA challenger nears $1 million https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/politics/article/Soros-contributions-to-LaHood-DA-challenger-nears-12713247.php Says, the source of contribution is Texas Justice & Safety political action committee. (financed by Soros) Note: you can view page, but it is protected from copying it.
  • Florida Shooting Survivors Eyeing Book Deals to Push Gun Message

    02/27/2018 2:57:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/27/18
    Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are planning on using their newfound star power to get their gun control message out ... through a good page-turner. Sources tell TMZ that at least two of the outspoken survivors have been in talks with publishers for book deals. The deals haven't been inked ... the students are in the meeting phase with book honchos. We're also told that some of the students have been getting help from high-profile publicists to field requests and schedule media appearances. A lot of these kids have been all over the news lately, so...
  • How China and Hong Kong’s Currencies Were Shaped by Spanish, Mexican Silver Dollars

    02/25/2018 6:36:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 07 February, 2018 | Stuart Heaver
    Many modern East Asian currencies have roots in Ming dynasty trade and Chinese traders’ faith in the Mexican silver dollar. Attempts to dislodge it, such as the Hong Kong-minted silver British dollar, were not always successfulAt the antiques market near the old Qingjing mosque in central Quanzhou, a city in China’s south-eastern Fujian province, it is sometimes possible to purchase unusual silver objects that reveal much about the currencies in circulation in East Asia today. On one stall, crammed with opium pipes, blue-and-white ceramics and jade trinkets, is a small, dome-shaped lump of metal in a rusty tin box. It...
  • Why Steemit Is The Platform Of The People And The Answer To Censorship

    02/19/2018 10:34:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | February 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Vos
    I am no expert in crypto-currency, and I am brand new on Steemit. Though I’m still in the beginning stages of learning the ropes of a platform based on cryptocurrency, like Steemit, I want to bring the platform to the attention of as many people as possible for a few specific reasons.First, as Disobedient Media previously reported, social media giants including Facebook and Twitter have heavily censored political content and independent media over the course of the last year. Youtube, and its owner, mega-company Google, have likewise strangled the reach of independent news sources and commentary.Youtube has severely demonetized...