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  • Breaking: Uncovered – Charlie Crist Signature On Sale Of Miami Property Never Before Reported

    07/16/2014 9:02:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    rpof.org ^ | 7/15/14
    TALLAHASSEE – RPOF Chairman Leslie Dougher today released the attached Deed document and asked the following questions of Charlie Crist: Chairman Dougher said, “We have found a document showing that Charlie Crist was part of the sale of a home with Carole Crist in Fisher Island. This document raises some serious questions for Charlie: ·      Why was this home never reported before on Charlie Crist’s financial disclosure paperwork? ·      Why was the sale of this home never reported on his income taxes? ·      Was Charlie part owner of this home to help establish a homestead exemption in Florida? “The people of Florida deserve answers...
  • NEW YORK TIMES SELLS BOSTON GLOBE AT 93% LOSS

    08/03/2013 10:10:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2012 | JOHN NOLTE
    After purchasing the Boston Globe in 1993 for a then-record $1.1 billion, the financially troubled New York Times just announced it sold the 141 year-old paper to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million. That's a straight 93% loss. Figuring in two decades of inflation would only make it worse -- as does the fact the Times retains the Globe's pension liabilities, estimated at over $100 million.
  • ME:Dozens of unwanted guns turned in to local police departments

    03/01/2013 3:01:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 23 February, 2013 | Beth Quimby
    FALMOUTH — Three municipal police departments and the Maine State Police took in a small arsenal of unwanted guns and bags full of ammunition and raised money for a charitable cause during a gun donation program Saturday. The event was aimed at helping reluctant gun owners, such as hunters' widows who don't know what to do with the weapons that have come into their possession. In all, 68 guns and a pile of ammunition were turned in at Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth police departments and the state police barracks in Gray. At the end of the day the usable guns...
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • Treasury Department approves A123 sale to Chinese firm despite security concerns

    01/29/2013 12:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/29/13 | FoxNews
    The U.S. government has approved the sale of U.S. taxpayer-backed A123 Systems to a Chinese company, despite security and economic concerns about sensitive technology changing hands. A representative with A123 Systems confirmed Tuesday to FoxNews.com that Wanxiang America Corp. has gotten approval from a Treasury Department agency to take over "substantially all" of the non-government business assets of the lithium ion battery manufacturer. "We're pleased the government has completed its review and provided us with the go-ahead to finalize this transaction," Pin Ni, president of Wanxiang America, said in a written statement. A representative with the Treasury Department's Committee on...
  • Gore Makes Money for Nothing but His Chicks Aren't Free

    01/29/2013 8:04:33 AM PST · by publius321 · 23 replies
    "...Now, many of us have known or heard of someone who picked a skyrocketing stock through dumb luck or investment acumen and made a killing in that stock as they held on to it for a few years. With this guy however, lightning just keeps striking – over and over again. So he comes out of the Washington with a bunch of debt. Then he finds himself, a man who never worked in the private sector much less start a business - having stock options dumped in his lap by two corporations whose shares turn out to be the biggest...
  • Team Obama’s Hoodies Sale Canceled After Conservative Outrage

    04/09/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Obama Campaign decides that hawking hoodies during Trayvon controversy is as tawdry as it appears. The sale is off— Team Obama canceled their shameless hoodie sale this past week. Yahoo reported: President Obama recently said that if he had a son, he’d look like murder victim Trayvon Martin. And in what some conservatives see as a direct connection between the national controversy surrounding the teen’s death, the Obama 2012 re-election campaign announced via Twitter on Monday that it was putting its collegiate hooded sweatshirt on sale.
  • West Virginia Senate Unanimously Passes Firearms Destruction Prevention Legislation

    03/01/2012 5:39:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 6+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 1 March, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- After passing in the state Senate Judiciary Committee last week and in the state Senate Finance Committee on Monday, Senate Bill 149 was passed in the West Virginia Senate unanimously today. We expect SB 149 to soon be assigned to the state House Judiciary Committee for its consideration. Introduced by state Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-16), SB 149 would mandate police authorities return all seized firearms, not currently being held as evidence in a criminal investigation, to the lawful owner if able. If the lawful owner is not found or unable to take possession of the...
  • Renovations, parking lots and TV deals are key to Dodgers bidding

    02/18/2012 11:58:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Bill Shaikin
    As the remaining 11 bidders revise their offers for the Dodgers, issues such as stadium renovations, control of the parking lots and TV rights will be major factors in the eventual sale price.
  • New Smyrna Beach Florida: House for Sale if Obama Wins (Real Photos!)

    02/17/2012 1:52:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Spotted this past week while we were passing through New Smyrna Beach...we didn't knock on the door, but our friends tell us this person is not kidding!
  • NASA questions Apollo 13 commander's sale of list

    01/08/2012 9:53:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/8/12 | Curt Anderson
    MIAMI — NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that were crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth. The document was sold by Heritage Auctions in November for more than $388,000, some 15 times its initial list price. The checklist gained great fame as part of a key dramatic scene in the 1995 film "Apollo 13" in which actor Tom Hanks plays Lovell making the calculations. After the sale, NASA contacted Heritage
  • White House Announces Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

    12/29/2011 12:44:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    English.CRI.CN ^ | 12/29/11 | Xinhua
    The White House announced on Thursday a major arms sale deal to Saudi Arabia worth around 29.4 billion dollars. "The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a government-to-government agreement under the Foreign Military Sales program to provide advanced F-15SA combat aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest said in a statement. The agreement includes production of 84 new aircraft and the modernization of 70 existing aircraft, as well as munitions, spare parts, training, maintenance and logistics, according to the statement. "This agreement reinforces the strong and enduring relationship...
  • 'Germany approves subsidized sale of military submarine to Israel'

    11/30/2011 8:01:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/30/11 | staff
    A senior German official said Wednesday that the government has approved the subsidized sale of another Dolphin-type military submarine to Israel. The official said Germany has set aside €135 million ($180 million) in next year's budget to pay for about a third of its cost. Dolphin-class submarines are capable of carrying nuclear-tipped missiles, but there is no evidence that Israel has armed them with such weapons. Israel already has three Dolphin submarines from Germany — one half-funded and two entirely funded by Berlin, a staunch Israeli ally.
  • Garrison Keillor's St. Croix River retreat listed for sale at $1 million

    11/04/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-4-11 | Andy Rathbun
    For about $1 million, you can get a taste of Lake Wobegon on the St. Croix River. Garrison Keillor has put his 11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis., up for sale. Complete with 460 feet of shoreline and clay tennis courts, the two-parcel property features four dwellings: a nearly 1,900-square-foot log home, a log guest home, a studio and a detached office. "It's in the woods - it feels like a hamlet," said Joyce Peterson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet. The office, which, Peterson called "a writer's cottage," was where Keillor wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy," she said....
  • Morocco: State Breaks Up Terrorist Cell - Police Department

    10/03/2011 12:57:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "Rabat — Morocco's security forces have broken up a five-member terrorist cell that used to operate in the cities of Salé (near Rabat) and Casablanca, National Police Department said on Saturday in a statement. The statement added that the dismantled cell includes a member linked to the former emir of al Qaeda network in northern Iraq. The cell, which pledged allegiance to Ayman Al-Zawahiri, used Internet to forge close ties with al Qaida, especially in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen and Somalia, it said." SNIPPET: "To carry out their plans, the members of the cell contacted, via Internet, experts in...
  • Woman’s yard sale to pay medical bills gets shut down

    08/18/2011 10:21:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Salem.katu.com ^ | 8/18/11 | Emily Sinovic, Reporter
    A woman fighting a terminal form of bone cancer is trying to raise money to help pay bills with a few weekend garage sales, but the city of Salem says she’s breaking the law and is shutting her down. Jan Cline had no idea, but the city of Salem has a clear law that states a person can only have three yard sales a year. Cline has been selling her stuff in the backyard for a few weekends and said she thought she’d be fine by keeping the sale out of everyone’s way. “It’s a struggle,” Cline says. “It’s a...
  • Will Government Shut Down Shut Down Gun Sales?

    04/08/2011 6:40:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 April, 2011 | Chris Dumm
    As you know, you can’t buy a gun without a dealer punching your particulars into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The good folks at the FBI run the system. If the federal government shuts down, it’s entirely possible that the NICS system will go dark. No NICS, no gun sales. Can you say backlog? We’ve contacted the feds and gun dealers to see whether or not we’re scare mongering. They’ve know NUTH-THINK! Meanwhile, ABC News reports that most federal law enforcement agencies—including the FBI and ATF—have been classified as “essential services”—which would not be suspended during a...
  • Israel Puts Merkava 4 Tanks Up for Sale

    11/02/2010 4:59:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 11/2/10 | Maayana Miskin
    For the first time, Israel will offer the Merkava Mark 4 tank and the Tiger APC for sale. Both will be sold only to friendly countries, and under strict supervision. In addition, all sales will be coordinated with the United States. The U.S. funds some components of the tank, as well as other Israeli defense projects. Ministry of Defense Director-General Udi Shani said the decision to offer the tanks for sale to allies was “a strategic decision” driven by the need for income to cover military costs. Experts believe sales could bring in $400 million annually.
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Retailers hold Black Friday-style summer sales for Christmas shoppers

    07/24/2010 6:00:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    WP ^ | 07/23/10 | Ylan Q. Mui
    Retailers hold Black Friday-style summer sales for Christmas shoppers By Ylan Q. Mui Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, July 23, 2010; A14 Looks as though Santa's summer vacation is getting cut short. Retailers are trying to drum up some Christmas magic five months early with Black Friday-style sales that they hope will put shoppers in the spending spirit. At Target, the clock begins ticking on its 24-hour sale Friday. Toys R Us had daily mystery discounts this week and bonus promotions Friday and Saturday. And Sears and Kmart, owned by the same company, have brought back Christmas-club savings plans. Some...
  • For First Time: Merkava Tanks are For Sale

    06/16/2010 8:38:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 700+ views
    inn ^ | 6/16/10 | Malkah Fleisher
    After a 30 year total ban on exports of Israel's famous Merkava tank, the Ministry of Defense will offer its latest model – the Merkava Mark IV – for sale to select buyers for the first time. According to a report in Defense News, the decision is intended to assure that jobs associated with production of the tank stay in Israel, and to provide additional revenue to Israel's military. The Defense Minister recently announced that the Namer (Leopard) heavy armored personal carrier (APC) would soon be produced in the United States, not in Israel, leading to concerns that jobs would...
  • Is it time to end the police gun sale 'loophole'?

    06/14/2010 6:41:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 473+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 June, 2010 | David Codrea
    "WYANDOTTE: City Council wants new, much tighter gun policy (with document)," The News-Herald headline tell us. Although an internal sale of old police guns wasn’t illegal, it probably won’t happen again, at least not without greater oversight. "Internal"? The sale of guns the Police Department originally was going to trade in was first raised last month by resident Richard Miller, who learned of at least two incidents in which old guns were sold to police officers and members of the Police and Fire Commission. The results of an investigation? [I]n 2006 and 2007 the Police Department sold 24 M-1 carbines,...
  • Disney Insider Trading Scandal Fuels Chatter About ABC Sale

    05/26/2010 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 529+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26, 2010
    The insider trading scandal that erupted at The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) on Wednesday led to more speculation that the media giant is considering a sale of its ABC broadcast network, although the company denied that negotiations are taking place. Shares of Disney rose 2.3% to $33.07 Wednesday after reports that Bonnie Hoxie, administrative assistant to Zenia Mucha, the company's head of communications, was arrested in Los Angeles along with her boyfriend, Yonni Sebbag. The two were charged with trying to sell insider information, including word that Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger was in "serious and advanced negotiations with two...
  • For sale in Utah: "die-hard survivalist bunker"

    03/25/2010 2:07:56 PM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 16 replies · 1,194+ views
    boingboing ^ | Mar 23, 2010 | Mark Frauenfelder
    There's no price listed on the "Kayenta Bunker" for sale in Utah, but the property taxes are just $430 a year. Highlights: "There are hidden caves which I will show to the new owner. These caves have not likely seen any humans besides myself and my boys." "Plenty of hunting; there are deer, rabbit, and quail on our property every day." "Step outside the front door and you can fire a pistol, throw knives, strip naked, whatever!"
  • Guns From High-Profile Shootings Had Same Origin

    03/15/2010 7:13:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 607+ views
    AP ^ | 14 March, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse both came from the same unlikely place: the police and court system of Memphis, Tenn. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis. The officials described how the weapons made their separate ways from an evidence vault to gun dealers and to the shooters. The use of guns that were once in police custody to attack police officers highlights a little-known divide in gun policy in the U.S.: Many cities and states...
  • Ford to sell Volvo to Geely

    01/05/2010 4:23:24 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies · 682+ views
    TIMESLIVE ^ | Jan 05,2010 | Thomas Falkiner
    After meeting all of Ford’s sale terms, it looks like Chinese car company Geely will be purchasing Volvo from the Blue Oval next year. While some work still remains to be completed before signing – including final documentation, financing and government approvals
  • Low lobster demand puts fishermen in red (at 50% price of a halibut)

    01/03/2010 6:59:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 2,178+ views
    FT ^ | 01/01/01 | Bernard Simon
    Low lobster demand puts fishermen in red By Bernard Simon in Toronto Published: January 1 2010 21:02 | Last updated: January 1 2010 21:02 At a time when prices for commodities such as tea, cocoa and sugar are soaring to their highest levels in years, lobster, a delicacy associated with luxury living, is selling at bargain prices. Prices have sunk so far over the past two years that some mass-market restaurant chains have added lobster to their menus. Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday, with about 850 outlets in the US, offers lobster tails, as well as lobster carbonara and lobster macaroni and...
  • 10 Red States Now Questioning Nelson Deal

    12/23/2009 12:13:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 152 replies · 7,860+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2009 | Katharine Q. Seeleye
    At least 10 states are now raising questions about the legality of the deal that Senator Ben Nelson, a Democrat, cut for his home state of Nebraska during the health care negotiations. Under the agreement, which is on the verge of being approved Thursday by the Senate, Nebraska is permanently exempt from paying for its expansion of Medicaid, shoving that cost onto taxpayers in every other state. Mr. Nelson was able to exercise such leverage because in exchange, he was providing the magical 60th vote that Democrats needed to advance their health care bill. The deal has enraged other Senators,...
  • Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea (NoKo, no sale)

    12/06/2009 3:33:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 833+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/06/09
    Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea Jeans confiscated because of 'working conditions in North Korea'. -AFP Sun, Dec 06, 2009 AFP STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - A Swedish department store on Saturday cancelled what was to be the sale of the "first ever" brand of jeans made in North Korea, the Swedish company behind the communist-made dark denims said. "Apparently PUB has censored our exhibition/store by shutting it down and 'confiscating' the jeans because of the 'working conditions in North Korea'," Jakob Ohlsson of company Noko Jeans told AFP in an email. "At first i thought it was...
  • Sheriff's Sale (Vanity)

    11/10/2009 12:03:38 PM PST · by wheatmiller · 2 replies · 377+ views
    FUMC | N/A
    If anyone has a minute, could you pray for our church as we are trying to forclose on the buyer of our old property after a year of non-payment. Finally, we have a Sheriff's sale scheduled for Thursday. Thanks. Dear God, Thank you for this opportunity to come before your throne of grace to ask you for your help and guidance concerning the sheriff's sale of the old property. Just as you guided the Israelites in the wilderness guide us now through our own wilderness of this sale. This is new territory for us and with your help and the...
  • Wal-Mart announces second round of toy price cuts

    11/02/2009 2:43:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 86 replies · 1,657+ views
    CNBC ^ | 11/02/09 | Nicole Maestri
    Wal-Mart announces second round of toy price cuts By: Reuters | 02 Nov 2009 | 12:23 AM ET Text Size By Nicole Maestri NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Monday announced its second round of price cuts on toys as the world's biggest retailer backs up its intention to be the "price leader" this holiday shopping season. U.S. Walmart stores are cutting prices on 100 toys, like the Buzz Lightyear talking action figure and Star Wars light sabers, by roughly 20 percent to 30 percent. The cuts are in addition to ones the retailer implemented at the end...
  • Girl tries to sell 'annoying' grandma on eBay

    10/02/2009 11:07:40 AM PDT · by americanophile · 13 replies · 1,105+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2009 | Katie Powalski
    Marian Goodall is a disabled 61-year-old grandmother who lives with her son’s family. She is recovering from knee surgery, and apparently her 10-year-old granddaughter is growing weary of caring for granny. Zoe put "Nan" on eBay, calling her grandmother "annoying" but "very cuddly and loves word searches." The bids got to $3,276 before eBay removed the listing because it violated its policy banning the sale of, well, human beings. Little Zoe says that the prank was all in good fun, and that she had no idea her grandmother would get such high bids.
  • Is CNBC For Sale?

    09/27/2009 1:31:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 799+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/26/09 | Tyler Durden
    Is CNBC For Sale? Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/26/2009 18:44 -0500 CEO CNBC Economy GE General Electric Goldman Goldman Sachs Harbinger Hope ICE Jeff Immelt Media MOVE MSNBC NBC NYT Phil Falcone Truth Wall Street Wall Street Journal There may be some major changes in the NBC ownership structure according to media and financial pundits. Even as General Electric is dealing with significant balance sheet problems, which have been temporarily swept under the rug compliments of unjustified Goldman Sachs stock upgrades, it may be looking at getting rid of its "vanity play", the NBC TV station family, which of...
  • GM Said to Be Close to Agreement on Sale of Hummer to Chinese

    08/24/2009 12:06:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 735+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | staff
    Title only. No links allowed to Bloomberg. Here is the url: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=akQaZGWodMhY
  • Clearance sale @ http://www.barackobama.com/index.php (CHEAP!)

    07/04/2009 8:08:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,057+ views
    Organizing for America | BarackObama.com store.barackobama.com - CachedShirts Accessories Signs & Posters Buttons Runway To Change Stickers Artists for Obama Clearance Sale more results from store.barackobama.com
  • MOSSAD'S KILLING MACHINE COMES TO BRITAIN

    05/17/2003 6:17:30 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 127 replies · 6,376+ views
    GlobeIntel and GordonThomas.ie ^ | 5/15/2003 | Gordon Thomas
    MOSSAD'S KILLING MACHINE COMES TO BRITAIN A killing war between Israel's Mossad and Islamic fanatics came closer this weekend in Britain. The Israeli intelligence agency has sent four members of its kidon assassination squad to this country, to join fifteen other handpicked katsas, its relentless field agents. Their brief is to "disable" any of the "close to 50" British Muslims that the extremist Islamic group, Al-Muhajiroun, last week boasted were ready to carry out suicide missions similar to the one in Tel Aviv. Al-Muhajiroun spokesman, Asif Butt, said the 50 were "primed and ready to go". The threat was sufficient...
  • Obama blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt

    06/01/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 146 replies · 4,386+ views
    IMRA ^ | 6/1/2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has blocked Israel's request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters. Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
  • Nationwide ammo shortage affecting local dealers_(all sold out)

    05/12/2009 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Flavius · 74 replies · 3,248+ views
    kpic ^ | 5/12/09 | kpic
    ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The country has seen an increase demand in ammunition in the last few months, and some say it's due to the fact that Obama is now in office, and many fear stricter gun control is on its way. More gun control has always been feared by those who use guns for hunting, shooting and just wanting to have the right to protect themselves against intruders. There was a rise in gun sales a few months back, and now we are seeing a rise in ammunition sales. Stores can't even keep it on their shelves, and manufacturers have...
  • Fortis halts investor meeting on shoe attack(shareholder riot in Belgium)

    04/28/2009 7:15:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 566+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 04/28/09 | Adam Sage
    Fortis halts investor meeting on shoe attack Adam Sage in Paris Shoes, coins and documents were thrown at executives of Fortis, the Belgian-Dutch financial group, today as angry shareholders sought to prevent the sale of its banking business to BNP Paribas, the French group. As hundreds of investors swarmed around the stage chanting "resign" at directors, the meeting was halted and board members retreated under the protection of 50 security guards. Discussions resumed 20 minutes later in an atmosphere reminiscent of football stadiums with investors booing and whistling Jozef De Mey, the chairman of Fortis Holding. Opponents of the sale...
  • Millions for Axelrod in sale of firm

    04/03/2009 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 593+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/3/09 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    As he prepared to take a job in the White House at the end of last year, David Axelrod sold the political consulting firm that helped elect President Obama for $2 million to a group of consultants who helped steer Obama’s campaign. According to a disclosure form released Friday evening by the White House, the firm, AKP&D Message & Media, paid him $897,000 last year, when it had basically turned itself into an arm of the Obama campaign, which paid the company $2.5 million.
  • Emmys For Sale (hmmm, might look good on the mantle...)

    03/15/2009 1:20:14 PM PDT · by 2banana · 13 replies · 1,418+ views
    Craigs List ^ | 2009-03-15 | Unknown
    I have 3 Emmys For Sale in which I won in 1990, 1993, 2006. Selling all 3 for 8,000.00 or 1 for 3,000.00 If interested please e-mail this posting
  • Half Price Ammo Sale

    02/02/2009 10:37:56 PM PST · by STD · 67 replies · 7,283+ views
    Vanity ^ | 02/02/09 | self
    Widespread shortages of guns, ammo and reloading supplies have been all the "rage" here and elsewhere on the internet. >>"Fear Not, for I have not given you a spirit of fear"
  • NY Times assets up for grabs

    12/30/2008 7:42:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 723+ views
    China Daily ^ | 12/30/08
    NY Times assets up for grabs(Agencies) Updated: 2008-12-30 07:56 The New York Times Co, facing a $400 million debt repayment and a 60 percent drop in its stock price this year, is pursuing asset sales almost a year after its biggest investor demanded changes to the business. The New York Times headquarters is seen in February 2008 in New York City. New York Times is seeking a buyer for its 17.5 percent of the holding company for the Boston Red Sox baseball team, the Wall Street Journal reported last week, citing two unidentified people familiar with the discussions. That sale...
  • Citi Weighs Its Options, Including Firm's Sale

    11/20/2008 7:33:37 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 2,547+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/21/08 | DAVID ENRICH
    Citi Weighs Its Options, Including Firm's Sale By DAVID ENRICH Executives at Citigroup Inc., faced with a plunging stock price, began weighing the possibility of auctioning off pieces of the financial giant or even selling the company outright, according to people familiar with the matter. The internal discussions are at a preliminary stage and don't signal that Citigroup's board and management are backing down from their insistence that the New York company has ample capital, funding and strategic direction, these people said. But with the stock down another 26% Thursday, its worst one-day percentage decline ever, Citigroup officials have decided...
  • Man with gun prompts scare in Nixa (Mo.) (riding a bike)

    10/17/2008 12:09:48 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Bad timing, and perhaps some bad judgement as a man from Nixa who had just bought an old gun at a local garage sale rode home on his bicycle with his new purchase shortly after 8am. But someone saw him riding in front of the junior high school and became concerned. As a precaution, the district put the Junior High, Century Elementary, and Thomas Elementary on lockdown. But when the man's son in law called the KTTS Studios to tell us what was going on, we asked him to call police, and he did. The schools resumed normal operations a...
  • McCain Votes "AYE" on Baliout

    10/01/2008 6:16:24 PM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 25 replies · 1,258+ views
    Vanity ^ | 10/01/2008 | Politicalwit II
    Gutless McCain sells out conservatives.
  • Fortis may sell itself or unit: paper

    09/28/2008 3:51:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/28/08 | Reed Stevenson and Philip Blenkinsop
    Fortis may sell itself or unit: paper By Reed Stevenson and Philip Blenkinsop 1 hour, 3 minutes ago Troubled Belgian-Dutch financial group Fortis (FOR.BR) may sell itself or the ABN AMRO Dutch banking business it acquired last year, a Dutch financial daily reported on Sunday. "The sale of ABN AMRO is being considered," the Financieele Dagblad reported on its Web site, citing an unnamed source. Fortis's problems stem from its purchase last year of ABN AMRO with partners Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) and Spain's Santander (SAN.MC) in a 70 billion euro ($102 billion) deal just as the credit crisis...
  • AIG shares slump, says 'everything on the table' ( spread on its CDS: 883, wider than Lehman's)

    09/12/2008 11:02:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 355+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 09/12/08 | Alistair Barr & John Spence
    AIG shares slump, says 'everything on the table' Insurer may sell Transatlantic stake, other businesses to raise capital By Alistair Barr & John Spence, MarketWatch Last update: 5:42 p.m. EDT Sept. 12, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Insurance giant American International Group, beset by a record stock slump and a possible cut from ratings agency Standard & Poor's, said Friday it was reviewing its businesses and that "everything was on the table," suggesting it might sell assets to raise capital and avoid a crippling downgrade. The company had been preparing for a major reorganization announcement on Sept. 25, but on...
  • Britain's 200-year jihad

    09/01/2008 11:57:20 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 912+ views
    melaniephillipes ^ | September 27, 2005
    Britain's 200-year jihadOn my travels for the past few days, I have been reading a book which tells the story of a quite astonishing part of British history of which I was previously unaware. In 'White Gold', Giles Milton records the appalling details -- gleaned,it appears, from a wealth of historical documents including diaries and letters -- of a seaborne Islamic jihad against Britain which lasted for no less than two centuries. From the early seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, thousands of British men women and children were kidnapped by Arab corsairs and sold into slavery in Morocco where they...
  • Lehman’s secret talks to sell 50% stake stall (approached S. Koreans and Chinese)

    08/20/2008 9:14:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 168+ views
    FT ^ | 08/20/08 | Henny Sender and Francesco Guerrera
    Lehman’s secret talks to sell 50% stake stall By Henny Sender and Francesco Guerrera in New York Published: August 20 2008 23:30 | Last updated: August 20 2008 23:30 Lehman Brothers, the beleaguered US investment bank, held secret talks to sell up to 50 per cent of its shares to South Korean or Chinese parties in the first week of August but failed to reach agreement with either. The South Koreans and Chinese walked away after concluding that Lehman was asking too high a price, said New York-based people familiar with the potential buyers. Lehman declined to comment. The talks...