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  • Reparations Go Viral in Seattle (two websites offer white people 'ways to fight racism directly')

    07/28/2016 4:35:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 74 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 7/27/2016 | Sarah Bernard
    When local artist Natasha Marin spoke with Seattle Weekly last week about, her then-7-day-old website and Facebook page, she was clearly fraying around the edges—underfed, overworked, and ragged as hell.“I’ve had about 12 hours of sleep since Friday,” she said over the phone with a hoarse laugh, as a second phone buzzed and buzzed in the background. She responded to one last frantic message and attempted to close the “99 windows I have open” in order to pull together her thoughts. “I maybe have eaten, like, one real meal. I’m at that point of exhaustion now, if I see...
  • Donald Trump's Record of Profiting by Duping and Bullying the Little Guys

    02/18/2016 9:21:21 AM PST · by Stepan12 · 50 replies
    Conservative H! ^ | Feburary 18, 2016 | George Rasley
    A lot has been written about how Donald Trump’s asset churning and bombastic attacks on partners and takeover targets in Atlantic City may have profited him personally, but ultimately led to the demise of his Atlantic City casino empire, costing small investors, contractors and suppliers millions of dollars and throwing thousands of employees out of work. But as our friend, and former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams has documented, Atlantic City isn’t Trump’s only failed enterprise, nor is it the only example of how Donald Trump has made money by duping Donald Trumpand bullying the little guys he now...
  • Someone is trying to scam me

    01/01/2016 1:14:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 84 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/1/2016 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I put some furniture up for sale on Craigslist. Now I have someone texting me from Vermont (I live in Georgia) wanting to buy sight unseen, claiming to be a flight attendant who is away most of the time but will send a pickup agent as soon as we complete the transaction via PayPal. It seems pretty obvious that it's a scam but it must work some percentage of the time because they keep trying it.
  • Police to review handling of Texas student handcuffed over clock

    09/19/2015 5:49:10 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/18/2015 | Reuters
    Texas police will review decisions made when a Muslim teenager was taken away in handcuffs after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, the Irving police chief said on Friday. "One thing is clear to me, regardless of what we did, no matter what decision was made, there would've been people who agreed with it and people who disagreed with it," police Chief Larry Boyd told CNN. The bespectacled ninth grader in a NASA T-shirt was led away in handcuffs from MacArthur High School on Monday after school officials discovered the clock. By Wednesday, the Dallas-area student...
  • Mike Huckabee ‘surprised’ Ted Cruz showed up at Kim Davis rally: ‘It was our event’

    09/09/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed claims Wednesday that one of his aides blocked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz from speaking at a Kentucky rally for Kim Davis on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. So I’m not sure what the controversy is,” Mr. Huckabee said on Fox News, Politico reported.</p>
  • TV pitchman pleads for mercy, jailed anyway (Kevin Trudeau)

    10/22/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/22/13
    CHICAGO — A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The visibly exasperated judge had already ordered that Trudeau be jailed during a hearing in Chicago when Trudeau stood up and asked if he could address the court. The Federal Trade Commission won the judgment after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books. "There are no more assets to turn over, your honor," the 50-year-old Trudeau insisted during a 10-minute plea, at times...
  • Gore claims many Republicans growing weary of GOP climate change deniers

    08/21/2013 2:43:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2013 | Zack Colman
    Former Vice President Al Gore said he believes some Republicans are growing weary about how many of their colleagues deny climate change. “A lot of Republicans have shared with me privately their growing discomfort with the statements of some of the deniers in their ranks. Even though they’re not yet willing to come back to advocate constructive policies, there is definitely movement,” Gore said in a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday. Many congressional Republicans are at odds with the scientific consensus that human activity, largely from burning fossil fuels that generate greenhouse gases, is driving climate change....
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • Revealed: Barack Hussein Obama (Sr.)-British Passport-April 29,1959

    Its fascinating and incredible just to look at Barack Obama Sr.’s old British (Colony and Protectorate of Kenya) Passport. I have a bunch to say but, for the time being, wont bore you with an exhaustive report. I will, however, offer the following brief introduction for your review: - DOB: 18.06.1934 or June 18, 1934. 5 years later he says June 18, 1936. - Eyes: Brown Black. 5 years later he says black brown eyes. - Height: 5′ 10″. 5 years later he says 5′ 11”. - Occupation: Clerk. Did you know that he was a clerk for the Kenya...
  • Gloria Allred Holding Press Conference With Witness In Herman Cain Sex Scandal

    11/14/2011 8:23:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 183 replies
    radar Online ^ | 11/14/2011 | Jen Heger
    A new witness in the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal has hired powerhouse attorney, Gloria Allred, and will be holding a press conference on Monday afternoon in Shreveport, Louisiana, is exclusively reporting. As first reported, Sharon Bialek claimed in a news conference last Monday in New York that when she came to Cain for professional help in 1997, he "suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals." Bialek is also repped by Allred, and she was the first woman to go public in the scandal that could...
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have “paralyzed” governments. Gore – who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement – was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. “It’s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf is a no-show in New Jersey court

    09/15/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/15/10 | Tom Topousis
    While the Imam behind plans for a mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe and advocating for his Downtown project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire. The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing today when Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rent s could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers. Rauf skipped today’s
  • Shirley Sherrod blasts Fox News as racist

    07/21/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    EXCERPT "I think they should but they won't. They intended exactly what they did. "They were looking for the result they got yesterday," she said of Fox. "I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person."
  • Congressman Barney Frank RAT-MA Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate Seat (Too much to do in da House!)

    11/07/2008 7:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 996+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 11/06/08 | Karen Anderson
    Congressman Frank Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate SeatFrank Says He Has Much To Do In House Karen Anderson Nov 6, 2008 9:32 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (WBZ); Congressman Barney Frank says he would not want Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is to move onto the Obama administration. He says he has tremendous opportunities now in the House. And he says he doesn't think that the current state law should change which gives voters the opportunity to choose the next Senator. He says he thinks very highly of Obama's next Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. Congressman Frank says the House will vote...
  • Cliffhanger: Was Newlywed's Cliffside Death an Accident or Murder

    08/10/2008 9:59:32 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 13 replies · 338+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/11/2007 | Keith Morrison
    TRANSCRIPT By Keith Morrison Correspondent NBC News updated 9:09 p.m. CT, Mon., June. 11, 2007 This report aired on Dateline Monday, June 11 HOMER, ALASKA - It was the question that wouldn’t go away. The question that haunts many people even now. Lary Kuhns: People would ask, ‘Hey, whatever happened to that case with the lady on the cliff?’ Her name was Wanda — “the lady on the cliff.” Jay Darling: Everybody asked what happened. And everybody seemed to scratch their head when I said, ‘I don’t know’. Farrah Tittle: I dreamed about Wanda every single night. And in several...
  • Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims (Uh-oh)

    07/03/2008 4:35:19 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 9,595 replies · 131,028+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 3 July 2008 | Reuven Koret
    Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fraudulent Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears. The evidence of forgery and manipulation of images of official documents, triggered by Israel Insider's revelation of the collection of Hawaii birth certificate images on the Photobucket site and the detective work of independent investigative journalists and imaging professionals in the three weeks since the publication of the images, implicate the Daily Kos,...
  • Judge Judy destroys an eBay scammer (Low Res)YouTube

    09/22/2007 1:15:06 AM PDT · by restornu · 15 replies · 101+ views
    You tube ^ | March 24, 2007
    Judge Judy destroys an eBay scammer 10mins
  • Boxer Should Be Ashamed of Herself ...(disgusting display of disrespect)

    01/13/2007 4:56:09 AM PST · by IrishMike · 96 replies · 2,403+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 13, 2007 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Barbara Boxer seems to have forgotten a great American tradition: The fact that we are a nation of unity and patriotism when it comes to supporting our troops. That’s why her attack on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s patriotism is so outrageous. When our country fights evil, our hearts and souls are engaged not because my son or daughter, or your children, or your neighbor's children fight for freedom; we unify over the fact that America's sons and daughters are fighting for freedom. As the mother of three and the wife of a retired naval officer, it has never occurred...
  • Reverend Al's new flock

    04/07/2006 2:58:47 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 6 replies · 438+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/07/06 | Errol Louis
    Here in New York, the Rev. Al Sharpton tends to be seen as a perennial political outsider and gadfly - his detractors inevitably dismiss him as a publicity-seeking hustler - but that cynical, out-of-date view ignores the impressive political network Sharpton has diligently been building from coast to coast. In a dozen or so black communities where elders tend to monopolize leadership of the churches, schools, civic groups, political clubs and other key institutions, Sharpton has been busy grooming young, ambitious candidates for office. By playing the role of mentor, promoter and fund-raiser, Sharpton does what many shortsighted black politicians...

    02/04/2006 4:46:46 PM PST · by Yankees98a · 36 replies · 1,883+ views
    This hilarious account is from the New York Post's Page Six gossip column. The item is titled "Booted From Forbidden Aisle": Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and Cynthia McKinney (D.-Ga.) got to the floor of the Capitol early and staked out seats reserved for Democratic senators. "Since none of these Democrats over there [in the Senate] filibustered Alito, why can't we have these seats?" Jackson argued. "That makes sense to me," McKinney replied, according to Roll Call columnist Mary Ann Akers. "Jackson went back to his office, leaving McKinney to protect the seats until showtime," the D.C. weekly reports. "Three...
  • The Man Who Conned Oprah--(Author scams Oprah and millions of women)

    01/10/2006 8:50:51 AM PST · by misterrob · 97 replies · 4,268+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | 01/08/06 | smoking gun
    JANUARY 8--Oprah Winfrey's been had. Three months ago, in what the talk show host termed a "radical departure," Winfrey announced that "A Million Little Pieces," author James Frey's nonfiction memoir of his vomit-caked years as an alcoholic, drug addict, and criminal, was her latest selection for the world's most powerful book club. In an October 26 show entitled "The Man Who Kept Oprah Awake At Night," Winfrey hailed Frey's graphic and coarse book as "like nothing you've ever read before. Everybody at Harpo is reading it. When we were staying up late at night reading it, we'd come in the...
  • Mark Steyn: Election protest shows why Dems don't count

    01/09/2005 4:56:36 PM PST · by 1_Thess_4_17 · 1 replies · 1,431+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 9, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Thought for the day, from a gloomy party member on the Democratic Underground Web site: ''Reality sucks. That's the problem. We want another reality.'' Well, they're doing a grand job of creating their alternative universe. At midday Thursday, as George W. Bush was about to be confirmed formally as the winner of the presidential election, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, described by Agence France-Presse as the ''Democratic former presidential hopeful,'' led 400 other Democrats in a protest outside Congress. Presidential-wise, they may be former but they're still hopeful. So they were wearing orange, the color of the election protesters in Ukraine,...
  • Pictures of horrible Tsunami disaster in India

    12/27/2004 1:27:36 PM PST · by Paul Ciniraj · 24 replies · 24,533+ views
    BASEELIA FOUNDATION (for Charities, Child Care and Relief Fund) ^ | 27th December, 2004 | Pastor Paul Ciniraj
    Dear saints of our Lord Praise be to the Lord Jesus Hope you watch on TV news about the big earthquake and the Tsunami. Really I'm unable to describe about it. Horrible scenes I've ever seen. I'm so much tired in mind and body. We're nearby the stricken areas. By God's grace I and my family are OK. But some of our believers are missing and many lost everything. One of our mission fields called "Anchugramam" near Kanyakumari is wiped off. It's a seashore village of around 85 families. People are under terrible fear. Thousands of thousands people leaving their...

    09/13/2004 7:33:19 AM PDT · by skmdc · 14 replies · 581+ views
    We need to not call this Memo-Gate or Forgery-Gate but instead call it Rather-Gate. Dan Rather should be shackled to this thing through the ages. The title of this debacle should be synonymous with CBS/Dan Rather/ and pseudo journalism. Then for many years to come when this is mentioned Rather shall remember his shame. Bloggers unite! Let's change the course of the news yet again and get this thing titled what it should be. Rather and CBS should NEVER forget. Email conservative hosts, post on conservative blogs and get the word out. This is RATHER-GATE RATHER-GATE RATHER-GATE!!!! Scott
  • Intended eBay Scam Victim Turns Tables On Scammer

    05/15/2004 9:39:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies · 416+ views
    An American Ebay seller realises a European bidder is trying to scam him out of a Powerbook (fake escrow site, hijacked ebay account), so he sends him something far better, a P-P-P-Powerbook! Now, for you non-techies here, a factory model p-p-p-powerbook weights half what it's competitors weigh, comes with an A4 screen, the latest in internet adventure software, zero boot time, a fullsize keyboard (often with Key RedundancyTM) and a state-of-the-art laser bluetooth mouse. This is technology. The seller posts to a forum and amongst the chatter people follow the package via the the Fedex tracking page and some even...

    05/05/2004 2:43:52 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 231+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 5 May 2004 | David Melson
    Homes of several Atlanta-area residents were unexpectedly mortgaged by a Bedford County man being sought by Georgia authorities, investigators revealed today. David Glenn Helton, 56, falsely claiming power of attorney, obtained mortgages on homes and land under at least 12 different names without the awareness of the property owners, said Detective Sgt. Sam Bragg of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department. Helton is at large and was last known to be in the Knoxville area over the weekend, authorities said. The owners were unaware their properties had been mortgaged until foreclosure notices were received after Helton failed to make payments, said...