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  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owes $1 billion in back taxes

    09/02/2011 11:45:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    C’mon, IRS. “Stop coddling the super rich.” Contrive to successfully extract the taxes they already owe.Mr. Buffett, I barely want to waste my breath on your blatant hypocrisy.And, Mainstream Media (by which I mean the NYT, which ran Buffett’s obnoxious op-ed in the first place), WHERE ARE YOU?From NewsMax: Billionaire investor Warren Buffett triggered a major debate over taxes recently when he wrote in The New York Times that he should be paying more to the federal government. He called on Washington lawmakers to up tax rates on the rich.But it turns out that Buffett’s own company, Berkshire Hathaway, has...
  • Hey Media: Take Your DSK “Scoops” and SHOVE IT!!!

    07/03/2011 12:32:09 AM PDT · by goods · 21 replies ^ | July 2, 2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    Funny how the world works: The NYT broke the story June 30 that the DSK case is falling apart and suddenly major media, press and tabloids are filled with “scoops” and “inside information” as to why this case stinks and how rotten the accusing Maid is. These reports are available, at CNBC, AP, Reuters, New York Post, the New York Daily News, and I only named a half a dozen. My question is: Where was all this digging back in mid-May when the story first broke? Where were all these inside info of the incompetence of the Manhattan DA that...
  • Perp walk? Blame Giuliani (even though it's been around since 1920s)

    05/19/2011 6:04:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/19/11 | Leigh Jones Leigh Jones
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – How did the perp walk get such a bad rap? When IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was pictured, sweaty and exhausted-looking late Sunday night outside the New York Police Department's Special Victims Unit, some denounced the practice as downright undemocratic. Former French Justice Minister Elisabeth Guigou called the pre-trial publicity "absolutely sickening." And another former French justice minister, Robert Badinter, said the IMF chief had been subjected to "death by media."
  • Senate report to reveal mortgage crisis details: WSJ

    04/03/2011 12:17:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/3/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Senate will soon issue findings of a probe of the US mortgage meltdown that fueled the global financial crisis, with Goldman Sachs likely to face fresh embarrassment over its role, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, whose high-profile inquiry commission subpoenaed Goldman's and other executives last year, is due to release its report on the subprime implosion of 2007 and 2008. The paper, citing people familiar with the matter, said the report was expected to release emails from securities firms that developed or sold subprime mortgages and financial vehicles including...
  • Dear Uncle (Sam) Sucker (the facts on Warren Buffett's Op-Ed in NYT)

    11/17/2010 9:22:38 AM PST · by Fred · 10 replies
    Big Picture Blog ^ | 111710 | Barry Ritholtz
    For many years, I’ve been a fan of Warren Buffett’s long term approach to value investing. Understanding the value of a company, regardless of its momentary stock price, is a great long term investing strategy. But it pains me whenever I read commentary from Buffett that glosses over reality or is somehow self-serving. His OpEd in the NYT today – Pretty Good for Government Work – paints an artificially rosy picture of the Bailout, ignores the negatives, and omits his own financial interest in government actions. What might he have written if Sir Warren was dosed with some sodium pentothal...
  • Joran van der Sloot presented in press conference with the Minister of the Interior

    06/05/2010 12:52:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 132 replies · 3,931+ views
    El Comercio, Peru ^ | June 5, 2010
    [babelfish+ translation] Although he had already been presented before the media, the National Police made Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot march past (again) when the Interior Minister, Octavio Salazar, held a press conference. In an eventful presentation, and in the company of the Chief of the Main Directorate of the Police, Miguel Noble, Salazar avoided giving details of the investigation. The unusual event was crowned when the presumed murderer of Stephany Flores was shown before journalists for the third time, which generated disorder in the Interior Department headquarters. The police minister and authorities refused to respond to the questions...
  • Obama: I never talked to Blagojevich about the Senate seat; Axelrod: Yes, he did;

    12/09/2008 1:51:09 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 169 replies · 10,488+ views ^ | Allahpundit
    Sweet catch by Tapper, showing why he got that promotion. Obama today…“I had no contact with the governor or his office and so I was not aware of what was happening, ” Obama told reporters today in Chicago. “It’s a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that, I don’t think it’s appropriate to comment.” …versus Axelrod on November 23, as seen below. Be sure to read Tapper’s post, as he has plenty more on The One’s long history as a friend of — and advisor to — Blago. Axelrod himself begged off Blagojevich’s first gubernatorial campaign because “I was concerned about...
  • Should Congress Be 'Perp-Walked'?

    10/02/2008 11:16:08 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 19 replies · 743+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 2, 2008 | unattributed
    A federal grand jury in New York is probing the accounting shenanigans at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ~~snip~~ Remember the early 2000s, when companies such as WorldCom, Enron, Tyco and Xerox suddenly and spectacularly were revealed to have been cooking their books? Remember the glee expressed by Washington politicians, especially Democrats, as they watched CEOs and their underlings get perp-walked out of their buildings and into federal custody? ~~snip~~ Here's how James B. Lockhart III, head of the Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, described the two companies back in 2006, before the meltdown occurred: "The result of (Fannie's and Freddie's)...
  • Another Suggestion:Who "outed" Plame

    05/08/2006 10:12:48 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 23 replies · 1,609+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    Though the investigation into who “outed” Plame was premised on the notion that (a) her identity was not publicly known before Robert Novak’s article in July 2003 and (b) the disclosure came from the Administration—particularly persons in the White House to somehow “punish” Wilson, there is increasing evidence that Wilson himself widely divulged that information to burnish his own credentials as an expert. I reported long ago that at the June 14, 2003 EPIC conference (where he listed his wife as Valerie Plame in the program) Wilson revealed he was the Ambassador who was the source for the May 2003...
  • More Missing Intelligence [on the trail of Joe Wilson's lies]

    05/08/2006 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 39 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Nation ^ | June 19, 2003 | Robert Dreyfuss
    "The same unit [the Office of Special Plans] that fed Chalabi's intelligence on WMD to Rumsfeld was also feeding him Chalabi's stuff on the prospects for postwar Iraq," said a leading US government expert on the Middle East. Says a former US ambassador with strong links to the CIA: "There was certainly information coming from the Iraqi exile community, including Chalabi--who was detested by the CIA and by the State Department--saying, 'They will welcome you with open arms.'"
  • Lawyer: Five Witnesses Say Joe Wilson Outed Valerie Plame

    05/08/2006 11:49:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 89 replies · 4,953+ views
    News Max ^ | May 8, 2006 | Carl Limbacher & Staff
    In a development that got no media play over the weekend, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's defense lawyer announced on Friday that he has located five witnesses who will testify that Joe Wilson outed his wife Valerie Plame as a CIA employee before Robert Novak did so in his July 2003 column. According to the NationalReviewOnline's Byron York, Libby's lawyer Ted Wells told the court that his witnesses "will say under oath that Mr. Wilson told them his wife worked for the CIA." Wells said that he expects Leakgate Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to call Wilson to testify in a bid to...
  • Another suggestion: who "outed" Plame [A shrewd reader at Free Republic has found this article...]

    05/07/2006 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 3,978+ views
    Another suggestion: who "outed" Plame I said that Wilson revealed he was the Ambassador who was the source for the May 2003 Nicholas Kristof piece and the June 2003 Walter Pincus piece, in which he falsely accused the Administration of jiggering evidence on June 14, 2003 at the Washington EPIC conference (where he also listed his wife’s name as “Valerie Plame.”) There’s ample reason to believe he flourished her name and connection to the agency in greater detail regularly, which makes the entire investigation into who publicly disclosed her identity particularly ridiculous. A shrewd reader at Free Republic has found...
  • Capitol police ask for arrest warrant for McKinney(on Drudge)

    04/03/2006 12:42:22 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 191 replies · 5,512+ views
    AJC ^ | 3 APr 2006 | Bob Kemper, S.A. Reid
    WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill police on Monday asked a federal prosecutor to approve an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney for her role in a scuffle with a police officer last week, the prosecutor's office confirmed.
  • Jury reaches a verdict in the Jackson case. (Update - Not Guilty ALL Counts)

    06/13/2005 12:36:01 PM PDT · by Dog · 2,845 replies · 176,376+ views
    Just breaking...
  • Jackson to Surrender 2pm EST, 11am PST (Live Perp-Walk Not-Breaking News Thread)

    11/20/2003 10:49:29 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 961 replies · 2,928+ views
    This is not breaking news. It's just plain old regular news even though it is happening withing 15 minutes. CNN reports that Jackson will be turning himself in within 30 minutes
  • Attorney: Martha Stewart Will Plead Innocent if Indicted

    06/03/2003 12:59:26 PM PDT · by ewing · 22 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2003 | staff report
    Domestic style setter Matha Stewart intends to declare her innocence and proceed top trail if indicted, her attorney said on Tuesday.Attorney Robert Morvillo disclosed Stwarts intentions in a brief statement.Earlier Stewarts company, Martha Stewart Living, said Federal Prosecutors intended to seek a grand jury indictment against her.The company said it was also informed that a civil complaint by the Security and Exchange Commission was expected.
  • SEC Launches Probe of Charter Cable Co.

    04/16/2003 2:36:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Associated Press | April 15, 2003 | Jim Suhr
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Charter Communications Inc. on Tuesday said federal securities regulators have formally opened an investigation of the nation's third-largest cable television company's accounting practices. The St. Louis-based company, already under scrutiny by a federal grand jury over its accounting, revealed in its annual report that the Securities and Exchange Commission "issued a formal order of investigation" dated Jan. 23, along with further subpoenas of documents. That probe and SEC-sought disclosures generally relate to Charter's previous reports on how it has counted subscribers and how it accounts for certain costs and "dealings with certain vendors, including programmers...
  • Charter in talks on possible sale

    01/24/2003 1:03:21 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 574+ views
    Financial Times | January 24, 2003 | Robert Clow
    Charter Communications, the struggling St Louis-based cable company partly owned by Paul Allen, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder, has been in talks about a sale to private equity firms including the Carlyle Group and Thomas H Lee Partners. Charter, which is struggling under a $20bn debt load, is thought to be close to bankruptcy. The company's debt was recently downgraded after rating agency Moody's Investors Service said the US's third-largest cable operator needed to reduce its debt by $5bn-$6bn. The company is also reported to be the subject of a federal accounting probe. Private equity executives said the company had...
  • Fugitive Clinton donor Mark Jimenez arrives in Miami after extradition from Philippines

    12/29/2002 10:03:02 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Associated Press | December 29, 2002 | KEN THOMAS
    Suspect in Clinton-era scandal returns to Miami to face charges MIAMI (AP) -- A wealthy Filipino businessman-turned-congressman accused of making illegal contributions to the Democratic Party returned to the U.S. on Sunday, accompanied by U.S. marshals to face an indictment in Miami. Mark B. Jimenez, 55, arrived at Miami International Airport aboard a United Airlines flight at 6 p.m. after a two-day stay in Guam. He was immediately taken by U.S. Marshals to the Federal Detention Center in Miami, said a pilot, who declined to be identified. Jimenez was scheduled to be processed and spend the night at the...
  • Charter fires top execs, cites criminal probe

    12/23/2002 7:30:16 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Reuters | December 23, 2002 | Derek Caney
    NEW YORK, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc., the focus of a federal grand jury probe of its accounting practices, said on Monday it fired two top executives at the No. 3 U.S. cable television operator. Chief Financial Officer Kent Kalkwarf will be replaced on an interim basis by Chief Administrative Officer Steven Schumm. Chief Operating Officer David Barford, who was placed on paid leave in October, will be replaced by Maggie Bellville, who joined Charter earlier this month as executive vice president of operations. Efforts to reach Kalkwarf and Barford were unsuccessful. Charter, which is controlled by...
  • Charter Plans to Restate 2000, 2001 Results to Add $2.6B in Liabilities, Discloses SEC Inquiry

    11/19/2002 11:05:57 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 268+ views
    Associated Press | November 19, 2002
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Charter Communications Inc. announced Tuesday plans to restate its 2000 and 2001 results, adding an additional $2.6 billion in expenses and liabilities, while also acknowledging receipt of an "informal, non-public" inquiry from the Securities and Exchanges Commission. Charter, the nation's third-largest cable company, said consultation with SEC staff led to the restatements. The company said it determined an added $1.4 billion of franchise costs and $1.2 billion of deferred income-tax liability should have been booked in connection with acquisitions of 18 cable companies in 1999 and 2000. Those acquisitions don't impact previously reported revenue, operating...
  • Enron Trader Will Plead Guilty In Calif Power Case - New Perp Walk

    10/17/2002 1:26:17 PM PDT · by aShepard · 104 replies · 1,123+ views
    AP | 10/17/02 | AP
    Enron Trader Will Plead Guilty in California Power Case By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 4:03 p.m. ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A former top energy trader, considered the mastermind of Enron Corp.'s scheme to drive up California's energy prices, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge. Timothy Belden, the former head of trading in Enron's Portland, Ore., office, admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and promised to cooperate with state and federal prosecutors as well as any non-criminal effort to investigate the energy industry. ``I did it because I was trying to maximize profit...

    08/17/2002 9:38:29 AM PDT · by forest · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #283 ^ | 8-18-02 | Doug Fiedor
    How many times have we heard legislators use the term "plugging loopholes"? Surely, everyone has heard people in Congress and the Administration mention that the leaders of public corporations who lied to and cheated investors should be sent to prison. Some in government went so far as to recommend a "perp walk" -- the agreement between police and the media to produce photo opportunities of the accused in handcuffs -- of lawbreakers. We agree. It's time to plug a few loopholes so that all who lie to the public, cheat the public and do not operate within the letter of...