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  • 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. [Ö] Six companies were raided during the search, which was conducted by 50 antitrust agents with the support of local police and state prosecutors, the Schwšbische 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. Ö
  • Merrill Lynch to Pay $415 Million

    06/24/2016 4:45:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeWarrior · 10 replies
    Washington D.C., June 23, 2016 ó 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 donít 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 ‚Äúracial justice‚ÄĚ campaign that‚Äôs looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama‚Äôs 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‚Äôs despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination ‚ÄĒ it was all...
  • Video Shows Hillary Saying She‚Äôs Happy To ‚ÄėGet A Little Breather From Iowa‚Äô

    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,...
  • Jackson and Sharpton Now Hustling For Syrian Refugees

    11/21/2015 7:22:46 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 11/21/2015 | Brian Anderson
    The Black Lives Matter movement has absolutely stolen Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton's race hustling thunder. They can hardly get their faces on TV any more and that sure as shit doesn't put money in the bank. So what is a couple of irrelevant race baiting hucksters supposed to do? Rally to flood our country with potential terrorist, of course. Duh. In separate but equally insane schemes, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are working to become the jihadi's best friend by championing a tidal wave of Syrian refugees. As reported by The Chicago Tribune, Jackson held a prayer meeting to...
  • Al Sharpton group wants new Flint court for possible lead poison victims

    11/04/2015 12:33:47 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    mlive ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ron Fonger |
    FLINT, MI -- The Michigan chapter of Al Sharpton's National Action Network says the state needs to set up a special court to hear criminal cases against juveniles who may have been poisoned by lead contaminants in Flint water. "All juvenile offenders arrested, charged or incarcerated in Genesee County that may have consumed Flint water during the period of lead contamination should be tested for lead content in their blood," Sam Riddle, state political director of Michigan NAN, said in a news release.
  • JESSEíS GIRL: Carly Fiorina Loves Her Some Jesse Jackson

    09/27/2015 6:08:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    GotNews ^ | 9/16/15 | Charles C Johnson
    If Carly Fiorina could be shook down by Jesse Jackson how likely is it that sheíll be able to stand up to Iran, a country she once did business with in defiance of the sanctions? Fiorina has a Jesse Jackson problem. The disgrace former HP CEO executive repeatedly praised the disgraced ďreverendĒ throughout her career. The American Spectator laid out some of the ties. In a 2003 speech, Fiorina said, ďin the past 40 years, there are very few people who have used their talent along lines of excellence to achieve more things for more people in more places than...
  • Whoopsie Ė Federal Elections Commission Opens InquiryÖ(Cruz/Carly PACs)

    09/25/2015 8:44:40 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 196 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 25, 2015 | sundance
    The FEC has opened an inquiry (see pdf below) into Ted Cruz Super-PAC (KtP) and Carly Fiorina Super-PAC (CfA). Iíll just drop this here as a reminder to what we previously said was going to happen; when you know the ďsplittersĒ you know the most likely scenario... ....Keep The Promise (KtP) Super-PAC is a pro-Ted Cruz PAC run by David Barton. David Barton is also Chairman of Mercury One Charities (Glenn Beck)... ...Carly For America (CfA) Super Ė PAC is a pro-Carly Fiorina PAC. The FEC is asking why would Keep The Promise (Ted Cruz PAC) be giving money to...
  • Carly Fiorina Was Paid $48,000 For A Speech To Bank That Violated U.S. Sanctions On Iran

    09/22/2015 5:22:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 9/21/15 | Megan Apper
    Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina ó a vocal critic of lifting economic sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal ó delivered a paid speech to French bank BP Paribas in June of last year, six days after the Wall Street Journal reported the bank was the subject of a federal criminal probe for flouting U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. According to a June 2015 financial disclosure, Fiorina was paid $48,000 for the speech on June 3, 2014. The Wall Street Journalís report, last updated on May 29, 2014, said that U.S. authorities were pressuring...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valleyís lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing ďdiversity reportsĒ to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • Controversial proposal to make black votes count for more than white votes as form of reparations

    08/24/2015 6:33:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A former White House fellow has a unique proposal to take affirmative action to a whole new level. He wants to give votes cast by African-Americans a greater weight than those cast by non-blacks. So much for ďone man, one vote.Ē ďRacial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations,Ē career Naval officer and PhD candidate Theodore R. Johnson wrote in The Washington Post. ďBut if a pecuniary answer canít fix the structural disadvantage ó and it canít ó what can?Ē Johnson proposes that each black vote count as five-thirds of a vote, flipping around the old constitutional...
  • Hood county bows to LGBT machine, pays $44k in frivolous case

    08/19/2015 5:42:20 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 13 replies
    TXvalues Blog ^ | August 18, 2015 | David Walls
    August 18, 2015 Ė Today, attorneys for a gay couple that sued Hood County, Texas over a same-sex ďmarriageĒ license, have announced that they cut a deal in which the County agreed to give nearly $44,000 of taxpayer dollars to LGBT attorneys.
  • Silicon Shakedown: Black Caucus Flies to Silicon Valley

    08/05/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Black Caucus representatives flew to Silicon Valley this week to coerce tech companies to hire more unqualified black candidates. The caucus members see the lack of diversity at the tech giants as a racial move and not one of competence. Blacks may be underrepresented but not Asians. Though they make up less than 6 percent of the overall workforce, Asians account for a whopping 17 percent of all tech-sector workers and a far higher percentage of engineers. The Sacramento Bee reported: When the worldís leading technology firms reported their workforce demographics, the details were uncomfortable, but not surprising: Apple, Google,...
  • FBI says hackers shake down big banks, threaten to shut sites if they donít pay up

    07/30/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Priya Anand
    Financial companies are facing extortion threats from hackers who threaten to knock their websites offline unless firms pay tens of thousands of dollars, an FBI agent told MarketWatch Thursday. More than 100 companies, including targets from big banks to brokerages in the financial sector, have received distributed denial of service threats since about April, says Richard Jacobs, assistant special agency in charge of the cyber branch at the FBIís New York office. With these types of attacks, known as DDoS, criminals jam websites by flooding them with useless traffic. The ransom requests typically run in the tens of thousands of...
  • ďThe Civil War never endedĒ: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    ďThe Civil War never endedĒ: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obamaís voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political systemís inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • Honda to pay $24 million for discriminatory lending [Obama Bureaucracy Shakedown]

    07/15/2015 6:52:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 7/15/15
    Honda's financial services arm has been discriminating against minorities, the government said, and on Tuesday the company agreed to pay $24 million to borrowers who were overcharged for being Black, Hispanic and Asian. ...made minorities pay $150 to $250 more on average more than white borrowers.
  • Black Journalist Warns NBC Brass: Keep Lester Holt or 'It's Going to Get Ugly'

    05/11/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    All of NBCís bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations Ė including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama Ė might sound awfully tinny if they donít keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair. In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, ďa prominent black broadcast journalist who knows HoltĒ told them: ďIf Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, itís going to get ugly. You can only imagine.Ē It would seem odd for them to exile Williams and then turn to Savannah Guthrie or someone else other than Holt,...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'The police wagon became a tomb'

    04/27/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 23, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday urged the people of Baltimore to continue their peaceful protest and expressed his faith in the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "People have shown great restraint. I hope they maintain that restraint," Jackson said. "The worst thing that could happen is people are indifferent to this killing, and do nothing. ... The police wagon became a tomb."
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharptonís National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Revís financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharptonís in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sandersí Wife May Have Defrauded State Agency, Bank

    03/26/2015 7:57:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | Blake Neff and Peter Fricke
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation indicate that†the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have been able to use her clout to†get away with loan fraud, nearly bankrupting the small†college she was president of and collecting a sizable severance package in the process.These revelations come amid growing speculation that Sen. Sanders, a self-described socialist who has blasted the U.S. government asan oligarchy run by billionaires and railed against the golden parachutes received by top corporate executives, will contend for the Democratic presidential nomination.Jane Sanders was the president of tiny Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont for seven years,...
  • Finally, A Bank Stands Up To Obama's Shakedown

    03/18/2015 6:32:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/18/2015
    Extortion: After 16 banks caved in to White House demands to refund billions in losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, one outlier remains unrepentant. Nomura Holdings refuses to succumb to the political shakedown. The Japanese bank's U.S. unit won't give in to extortionist regulators protecting Fannie/Freddie who claim it hoodwinked the toxic twins into buying pools of subprime mortgages, like it claimed Bank of America, JPMorgan and other U.S. banks did in the run-up to the mortgage crisis. The government demands $1 billion in damages. Nomura says it won't give a dime toward the $18 billion ransom the feds...
  • Bryon Allen: Sharpton Is 'Black Pawn' For 'White Masters,' Obama Is 'Bought And Paid For' [Video]

    03/01/2015 9:53:04 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/01/2015 | Alex Griswold
    Legendary TV talk show host Byron Allen went on CNNís ďReliable SourcesĒ Sunday to discuss†his ongoing racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast and Al Sharpton.He called Sharpton a ďblack pawnĒ perpetuating ďfinancial genocideĒ on the black community, and bashed President Barack Obama for protecting donors that discriminate against blacks. ALLEN: Al Sharpton is not important. Heís nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game. Heís being used by his white masters at Comcast and AT&T. He just needs to shut up and get in the bleachers. What we have to do is get the...
  • Eric Garnerís Daughter Suggests Al Sharpton Is About Money (James O'Keefe video)

    02/24/2015 9:09:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/24/2015 | Andrew Kirell
    A new undercover video from Project Veritas, the conservative investigative organization led by well-known provocateur James OíKeefe has released undercover video purportedly showing relatives of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner criticizing Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN).The big news-making part of the video, however, is when Garnerís daughter, Erica Snipes, 24, suggests Sharpton and his group are all about money and promoting their organization. As with most OíKeefe videos, the footage is heavily edited ó at times with jump-cuts between the end of a question and the subjectís purported answer ó but Snipes does clearly suggest Sharptonís...
  • Eric Garnerís daughter on Al Sharpton: ĎHeís all about the moneyí

    02/23/2015 11:01:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Sheehan and Carl Campanile
    Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape. Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly recorded conversation by controversial conservative activist James OíKeefeís group, Project Veritas. One of OíKeefeís investigators poses as a Garner supporter with a hidden camera during a protest last month at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.
  • ďItís All About the MoneyĒ Ė James OíKeefe Takes Down Obama Insider & Shakedown Artist Al Sharpton

    02/24/2015 6:40:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2-24-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s the latest video from Project Veritas showing how the families and attorneys of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown really feel about Rev. Al Sharpton.Additionally, local clergy and others express their opinions about how Sharpton exploits tragedy for personal gain. Via Veritas Visuals: VIDEO - Eric Garner & Trayvon Martin Family, Michael Brown Lawyer Say Al Sharpton Exploited Their TragediesThe New York Post reported: Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape.Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly...
  • FEC not letting Jesse Jackson Jr. off the hook just because heís in jail

    02/22/2015 3:21:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/15 | Colby Itkowitz
    **SNIP** So Thursday, the FEC sent Jacksonís campaign committee its eighth consecutive failure-to-file notice. It must file its end-of-the year report for 2014 or face a penalty. (Perhaps that threat rings a bit hollow when youíre already in jail?) In August 2014, the FEC fined Jackson for nearly $18,000 for not filing reports in 2013, according to the Chicago Tribune. He must formally terminate his committee to get the FEC off his back, but his treasurer quit in September 2013, and so it seems thereís no person responsible for doing the necessary paperwork. Since his last report in November 2012,...
  • Apple trial continues, without a plaintiff for now

    12/08/2014 10:40:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 8, 2014 Updated 5:31 pm, Monday, | By BRANDON BAILEY
    <p>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ó In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.</p>
  • IRS Seizes First, Asks Questions Later

    02/12/2015 10:54:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 10, 2015 | LARRY SALZMAN and ROBERT EVERETT JOHNSON
    When Carole Hinders answered a knock at the front door of her home in August 2013, she was confronted by two IRS agents. They told her they had just cleaned out the entire bank account of the restaurant, Mrs. Ladyís Mexican Food, that Hinders had owned and operated in tiny Spirit Lake, Iowa, for the past 30 years. The IRS seized more than $32,000. (snip) The aggressive tactics adopted by law enforcement in structuring cases are, perhaps, unsurprising given that the proceeds of forfeited property are funneled back to the very agencies responsible for the forfeiture ó an arrangement that...
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes over $900,000 from 2004 presidential campaign

    02/01/2015 8:42:05 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    An explosive new report about ďdeadbeat politicosĒ revealed Friday that civil rights activist and MSNBC celebrity the Rev. Al Sharpton owes the federal government tens of thousands of dollars in fines and $880,000 in debt from his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign. And thatís on top of the $4.5 million Sharpton owes in back taxes.
  • These tech firms donít observe MLK Day ó and Jesse Jackson is calling them on it

    01/19/2015 12:28:57 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Brian Fung
    Tech companies are notoriously dominated by white men, as we've learned from their various diversity reports in the past year. Many firms have pledged to do better, citing the way inclusion fosters creativity and innovation. "This Monday only a handful of technology companies will close their doors and honor the King Holiday," Jackson said in an open letter to the tech industry. "It does not make sense to tout diversity and inclusion, to promote change and innovation and not recognize the King Holiday."
  • Was Sierra Pacific Victim of Government Shakedown?

    01/18/2015 6:44:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    After what became known as the Moonlight Fire burned some 65,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada in 2007, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection decided that Sierra Pacific Industries was responsible for the damage. The culprit, regulators charged, was a friction spark from a bulldozer operating on Sierra Pacific land. Cal Fire fined the timber company $8 million to pay for related costs. Because the fire burned more than 40,000 acres of national forest, the federal government also went after Sierra Pacific's deep pockets; in 2012, Sierra Pacific agreed to a settlement that entailed paying the feds $47...
  • Intel Allocates $300 Million for Workplace Diversity

    01/07/2015 7:16:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2015 | Nick Wingfield
    Over the last year, Apple, Google and other big technology companies have faced mounting criticism by civil rights leaders about the lack of diversity in their work forces, which are populated mostly by white and Asian men. Now Intel, the giant chip maker, is taking more concrete steps to do something about it.
  • I will be appearing on tonight's Rick Amato Show on OANN

    01/06/2015 4:49:08 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 25 replies
    Vanity | January 6 2015 | Trueblackman
    I will address the NY Post Article on Al Sharpton's shakedowns of corporation and his threat to smear them as racist, if they don't pay up. This is the same tactic employed by Jesse Jackson against Toyota, a few years back and highlighted in the book, "Shakedown."
  • Al Sharpton is being paid thousands of dollars to not cry 'racism' at large corporations...

    01/04/2015 12:41:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/04/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Al Sharpton is being paid thousands of dollars to not cry 'racism' at large corporations, it is claimed**SNIP** For more than 10 years, firms have reportedly handed over enormous donations and consulting fees to the activist preacher's National Action Network (NAN) In return for their cash, they have received Sharpton's supposed influence in the black community - or more often, his silence on the matter, it is reported. 'Al Sharpton has enriched himself and NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didnít come to terms with him,' said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal &...
  • Sony's Pascal to work w/Sharpton against 'cultural blindness' after racially insensitive emails

    12/19/2014 9:32:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 19, 2014 | Ben Beaumont-Thomas
    Sony executive at the heart of the leaked emails met with the civil rights activist to discuss battling an Ďexclusionary, almost all-white hierarchyí in Hollywood.Amy Pascal, the embattled executive whose personal emails were exposed by the hack on Sony Pictures, has met with civil rights advocate Al Sharpton to discuss white bias in Hollywood. The meeting was prompted by leaked emails from Pascal to producer Scott Rudin, in which the pair joke about Barack Obamaís likely taste in films. ďWould he like to finance some movies?Ē Rudin asked, ahead of Pascal meeting the president. ďI doubt it. Should I ask...
  • Al Sharpton urges national march on Washington

    12/05/2014 8:46:28 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 4, 2014 | Ben Feuerherd and Sophia Rosenbaum | 1:38pm
    Calling state grand jury systems broken, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march on Washington next weekend to protest the lack of indictments against cops in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, whose actions led to the deaths of black civilians.
  • BREAKING: NYPD Confirms # Eric Garner Was A Member of Organized Crime in Staten Island

    12/05/2014 7:38:23 AM PST · by Enterprise · 145 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | Dec 3, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    NYPD sources confirm that Eric Garner was a player in an organized crime cigarette smuggling syndicate, Gotnews.com has learned.(snip) ďGarner was setting up shop in front of the local stores and shaking down business owners and patrons as they entered,Ē says Cardillo. Garner would use his considerable size to strong arm largely ethnic shopkeepers and was ďon the radarĒ of local law enforcement who had arrested him previously.
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. leads local Ferguson protest

    11/29/2014 3:27:06 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    wgn tv ^ | 11-29-2014
    Reverend Jackson is now calling on President Obama to step in and issue an executive order, ďAnd whether itís police departments or fire depts or highways they can not get federal money at the same be unjust and not meet federal employment practices.Ē The protest here in Chicago mirrors others held around the nation as well today. They come just one day after Black Friday protests encouraged and economic boycott to continue to raise awareness and increase pressure.
  • Trumka says labor wants Keystone built,believes green issues can be resolved(FLASHBACK)

    11/18/2014 4:08:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Ben Geman
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is backing construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in comments that downplay divisions among unions in the labor federation over the controversial project. ďThey are not divided on the pipeline itself,Ē Trumka said in a C-SPAN interview when asked about differences among unions over Keystone. ďThey are divided on how the pipeline is done.Ē ADVERTISEMENT ďI think we are all unanimous by saying we should build the pipeline, but we have to do it consistent with all environmental standards, and I think we can work that out, I really do, and we are for...
  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 4:16:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/8/14 | Steve Berman
    One day I parked my car on the street outside a very nice restaurant in Milan, Italy, when a man came up to me and said something in Italian, which I conveniently do not speak.† The man wanted the equivalent of $5 to watch my car.† I told my Italian translator I respectfully declined (ďHell, no!Ē).† He clarified: pay the man $5 or something would happen to my car while we ate.† I paid.† Thatís a shakedown.† I know one when I see it. In more than 100 cities, fast food workers have run a play from Saul Ailinskyís Rules...
  • Holderís Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits

    08/30/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nation’s top extortionist officer, has been running around the financial sector suing banks for anything (and everything) he can get away with. Ally Bank paid millions for alleged racist lending practices (an allegation the DOJ made without ever looking at loan portfolios), JP Morgan has shelled out billions for various anti-Obama comments regulatory infractions, and Bank of America just paid a $16.6 billion fine for their government-mandated role in the financial crises of 2008.Aside from...
  • Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson

    08/29/2014 3:10:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 119 replies
    TIME ^ | August 29, 2014 | by Belinda Cooper
    The U.S. government and society need to recognize the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs that gave rise to them. ... One of the most important aspects of successful transitional justice, therefore, lies in illuminating not only the victimsí suffering, but the ways in which an entire society continues to bear the burdens of history. This helps elevate an important point: correcting injustice may require affirmative steps. The U.S. government and society need to recognize ó and educate citizens on ó the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs...
  • The Obama Bank Shakedown

    08/23/2014 9:58:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 23, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    The $16.65 billion settlement by Bank of America over financial-crisis-era mortgage securities "highlights a pattern of the government extorting the banks," Dick Kovacevich said on CNBC this week. Kovacevich is the former Wells Fargo chairman and CEO. I've known him for years. He ran a great bank. He kept Wells Fargo clean during the credit meltdown. And, unusual for a big-bank CEO, he strongly supports free-market principles. Kovacevich went on to say, "It's definitely politics. It has nothing to do with justice or restitution to the innocent victims. In fact, more of the money is going to the coffers of...