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  • Rev. Jesse Jackson compares Martin McGuinness to Nelson Mandela in Free Derry speech [barf]

    06/16/2017 10:14:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 16, 2017 02:00 PM
    Civil right leader Rev. Jesse Jackson paid enormous tribute to the late Martin McGuinness this week in a rousing speech to open the Museum of Free Derry. Comparing the Derryman, who died earlier this year after a short illness, to the likes of Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela, the activist laid a wreath at the Sinn Féin leader’s grave, meeting with other members of the political party to pay tribute. “It was a great honor to welcome the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Derry today, as he laid a wreath at the grave of Martin McGuinness, accompanied by Martin’s...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Records On Obama Policy of Shaking Down Corporations to Fund Leftist

    06/12/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    GP ^ | 06/12/17 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch announced today that they have filed a FOIA lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records relating to an Obama administration policy of shaking down corporations to fund left-wing groups such as La Raza. Barack Hussein Obama continued his community organizing as President because that is all he knows how to do. Steal money, shake down businesses, destroy and agitate. Obama’s main goals were to destroy capitalism and empower Islamic groups. Via Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of...
  • Al Gore Wants to Spend $15 trillion to fight "global warming"

    04/25/2017 11:20:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/2017 | Michael Bastach
    A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement. ETC is made up of energy executives, activist leaders and investment bankers, including former Vice President Al Gore, who would no doubt...
  • Al Sharpton Stands Up for Susan Rice and the ‘Litany of Our Women’ Attacked by GOP

    04/11/2017 11:05:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Observer ^ | April 10, 2017 | By Will Bredderman
    Rev. Al Sharpton claimed this weekend that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is just the latest victim of a Republican campaign of calumny against influential African-American females—an effort the black activist argued has already targeted California Congressman Maxine Waters and journalist April Ryan. Sharpton declared during his weekly rally on Saturday that the allegations are part of a pattern of conservative attacks on black women. “Same time we saw that they want to jump on Susan Rice. Now, how many black women are ya’ll gonna try to demonize?” Sharpton told an applauding crowd at the Harlem headquarters of his...
  • Al Sharpton unhappy with Ivanka Trump's informal White House role

    03/25/2017 9:13:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    Rev. Al Sharpton is not happy with what he perceives as the White House's special treatment of President Trump's daughter. . . . "Giving a office on the West Wing of Ivanka Trump, somebody explain to me how you can give security clearance, access to classified material, and a office to somebody that don't have a title or job?" Sharpton said. "They say now she ain't got no title. She ain't got no role. We ain't payin' her no money. But she can see everything classified."
  • Less than 10 percent of climate aid reaching poorest: researchers

    03/03/2017 10:41:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Laurie Goering
    LONDON - Less than 10 percent of funds spent to help poorer communities adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy are reaching the people most in need of the money, finance researchers say. Today, donors have given only 11 percent of the climate funds they promised, in part because of the obstacles, she said. Richer nations have promised to donate or otherwise mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries switch to clean energy and adapt to problems such as worsening droughts, flooding and sea level rise. But getting that money raised and flowing has...
  • Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes

    12/17/2016 6:54:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/14/2016 | John Kass
    Most aldermen, most politicians are hos," corrupt Chicago Ald. Arenda Troutman said, rather famously, on federal tape. She wasn't speaking about gardening tools, was she? Troutman was talking about the politics of Chicago, which is, if you've forgotten, the political corruption capital of the United States. Troutman represented the South Side's 20th Ward. At her 2009 sentencing, she squirted a few tears, sobbed, prayed, begged and then got four years in federal prison anyway. And on Wednesday her replacement, Ald. Willie Cochran, a former Chicago police officer who campaigned as something of a corruption buster, was himself indicted on federal...
  • No More Pay to Play? Australia Halts All Clinton Foundation Funds

    11/23/2016 4:08:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 11/24/16
    Following Hillary Clinton’s US presidential election defeat, it has been announced that Australia has cut all official ties with the Clinton Foundation.On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced to the joint party room that agreements with the Foundation previously set up by the Rudd-Gillard government had not been renewed. “[Former Prime Minister Julia] Gillard also donated $300 million of our money to the Clinton-affiliated Global Partnership for Education,” Australian newspaper the Herald Sun wrote in an October article titled, “Why have we donated to Clinton’s foundation?” The Foundation, set up by the former first family of the United States, has received large amounts in donations from foreign governments, leading many to question whether...
  • Hillary Approved Arms Sales After Big Donations from Bahrain

    08/24/2016 8:39:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    One of the more eyebrow-raising stories from the Clinton Foundation “pay to play” scandal is Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain – whose kingdom donated up to $150,000 directly to the Foundation, plus another $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative – securing a meeting with the Secretary of State, after which she approved some highly controversial arms sales to Bahrain. ... Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band...
  • VW, Daimler raided as part of antitrust investigation

    07/05/2016 2:57:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Jul 2016 12:36 GMT+02:00
    Volkswagen, Daimler, and Bosch are suspected of colluding on steel prices, leading to raids on their offices by the federal competition watchdog, it was reported on Tuesday. […] Six companies were raided during the search, which was conducted by 50 antitrust agents with the support of local police and state prosecutors, the Schwäbische Zeitung reports. (Spokesperson for the Bundeskartellamt Kay) Weidner said no charges have been filed, adding that the searches do not mean that antitrust laws were violated. …
  • Merrill Lynch to Pay $415 Million

    06/24/2016 4:45:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeWarrior · 10 replies
    Washington D.C., June 23, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $415 million and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash to generate profits for the firm and failed to safeguard customer securities from the claims of its creditors.
  • CalPERS, NYC pensions urge Exxon investors to back climate measure

    05/11/2016 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2016 | By Terry Wade
    Pension fund chiefs from California and New York City urged Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday to back a measure that would force the company to finely detail how its business will be impacted as governments move to tackle climate change. CalPERS investment director Anne Simpson and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer also said in a letter they would engage other shareholders as they push the world's largest publicly-traded oil company to say more about how its revenues, reserves and operations could be hurt by the Paris Agreement that governments signed in December to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. Their...
  • Attorneys General Create Axis For Global Warming Shakedown

    04/02/2016 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Unknown
    Inquisition: The top law enforcement officers in 16 states have formed a coalition to investigate and prosecute companies that don’t agree with them on climate change. In other words, those not practicing orthodoxy will be punished.
  • EPA To Demand More Electric Cars From VW To Settle Diesel Scandal: Report

    02/22/2016 7:38:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | February 22, 2016 | by John Voelcker
    A German newspaper has suggested that the EPA wants Volkswagen to build electric cars at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The agency also wants Volkswagen to help build a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for plug-in electric vehicles. Those actions would be part of an overall settlement of the VW diesel-emission scandal that erupted last September. Those steps were among negotiating points as both the EPA and the powerful California Air Resources Board continue to discuss how Volkswagen will modify almost 600,000 vehicles that contain "defeat device" software in their emission systems.
  • Here It Comes: Title Insurance Problems

    09/30/2010 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    Now we got trouble.I am in receipt of a copy of a bulletin from Old Republic Title in which it states: The Company will not insure title to any property which has been foreclosed by Ally Financial, Ally Bank or GMAC until further notice. Oops.I suspect this is going to spread fast, given that this "wee problem" is NOT specific to GMAC and Ally.  In fact, JP Morgan/Chase has reported "similar discrepancies", and then today we had my report on a ruling from a court in which a counterfeit summons was issued not by the court, but by a...
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That’s despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all...
  • Video Shows Hillary Saying She’s Happy To ‘Get A Little Breather From Iowa’

    01/30/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/29/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Title: Video Shows Hillary At New York Fundraiser Saying She’s Happy To 'Get A Little Breather From Iowa'. Video has emerged showing Hillary Clinton telling attendees at a fundraising event in New York on Thursday that she appreciated being able to take "a little breather from Iowa."
  • Hillary Clinton Doing Finance Industry Fundraiser Just Before Iowa

    01/30/2016 8:03:30 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 1-26-2016 | Zaid Jilani
    Despite being dogged with questions about her ties to Wall Street, Hillary Clinton will take a detour from the campaign trail in Iowa to do a finance industry fundraiser on Wednesday. Clinton will appear in Philadelphia at a "gala" fundraiser hosted by executives at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a $17 billion investment fund. Rocker Bon Jovi will reportedly play an acoustic set for "friends" who pledge $1,000 and hosts who bundle up to $27,000. (Giancarlo Stefanoni, a Clinton campaign staffer, confirmed that as of Tuesday afternoon, the event is still on.) The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that "Franklin Square employs Ivy...
  • What is Behind the Candidates' Thinking?

    12/12/2015 10:40:52 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    12/12/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Hillary and Obama are competing with each other on Happiness Level 2 ("Keeping up with the Joneses"). If Hillary doesn't get elected, her $3 billion will be largely useless to her, if she does become President, she wins over Obama, Michelle will never be dynastic material, there's no way Barack's shabby little Chicago syndicate can ever catch up with Hillary's professional NY shakedown operation.   http://ewtn.edgeboss.net/download/ewtn/audiolibrary/lr_200.mp3 The Donald is operating somewhere between Happiness Level 1 and 2. He gets the cheap thrills of telling off the Media Monopoly, but where's his kitchen cabinet?  If Trump were to survive the election alive,...