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  • Female Startup Founder Accuses Silicon Valley VC of Sexual Assault on Plane

    02/16/2018 9:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    A female technology startup founder filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist for alleged sexual assault on an overnight flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis. Rachel Danae Vachata, a 29-year-old co-founder of technology companies, alleges that 73-year-old venture capitalist Lucio Lanza “preyed on” Vachata by threatening to use his position to make or break her companies and then repeatedly groped and attempted to kiss her during the flight last July, according to the complaint filed with the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Lanza is the founder and managing director of Lanza techVentures, based in Palo Alto. He...
  • Saudi Arabia seizes more than $100bn in settlements

    01/30/2018 1:43:53 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    The Peninsula Qatar ^ | 30 Jan 2018
    Saudi Arabia seizes more than $100bn in settlements 30 Jan 2018 - 18:00 Saudi Arabia's Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said that the kingdom has seized more than $100bn in anti-corruption settlements. The amount - SAR400bn ($106.7bn) - represented various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, cash and more, Mojeb said in a statement released by the government's information office on Tuesday. He added that the total number of individuals summoned for questioning reached 381, while 65 remained in custody as part of a nationwide "anti-corruption purge". The statement came as Saudi authorities released all remaining detainees after...
  • Sharpton Hits Trump With Fat Joke: You Should Order Three Big Macs Instead of Two

    01/15/2018 12:47:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2018 | David Rutz
    Al Sharpton hit President Donald Trump for his weight during comments marking Martin Luther King Jr., Day in Harlem, quipping he should order three Big Macs instead of two. According to New York Times writer Shane Goldmacher, Sharpton complimented New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.) as a "national celebrity" and, perhaps alluding to potential White House ambitions, said Trump should "get your best gloves out" before making the joke about Trump's fondness for fast food. It's a noteworthy comment from Sharpton, given his former obesity. The now slimmed down-Sharpton once weighed more than 300 pounds. In 2014, the New York...
  • California Cities' Shakedown of Oil Industry Wrought With Fraud

    01/12/2018 12:24:04 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/18 | Katy Grimes
    California has sued the auto industry, utility companies, energy-producing businesses such as oil companies, and Republican Presidential administrations Environmentalists claim global warming can be mitigated, but only if humans are forced to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This pseudo-science is what California’s leftist politicians have adopted to control human activity, and the unelected bureaucrats at the California Air Resources Board based its cap-and-trade carbon auction program on. Now, seven California municipalities—four cities and three counties—are suing Exxon Mobil Corp. and other major oil producers to force those companies to cover the costs and hold fossil-fuel companies responsible for climate-change costs of...
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES UNVEILS PLAN TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY [Gutless Company Buckles to NAALCP]

    12/01/2017 2:28:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    American Airlines has announced an aggressive plan of action to improve diversity and inclusion... “We’re seeing individuals removed because they’re wearing a headscarf,” said NAACP Legal Defense Fund Senior Counsel Ajmel Quereshi... Thursday, the airline announced a plan of action to make American a more diverse and inclusive company....
  • 100% of CFPB Donations Went to Democrats

    11/29/2017 9:44:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 11/24/16 | washington free beacon
    ARTICLE DATE 11/24/16...............The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the most partisan agency in the federal government in terms of donations to candidates, according to campaign finance data. Employees at the CFPB, which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, contributed nearly $50,000 during the 2016 campaign with all of that money going to aid Hillary Clinton or her rival, the insurgent socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., VT). Agency employees made more than 300 donations during the campaign. Not one went to a Republican candidate. Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), a frequent critic of the agency,...
  • CFPB Joins Justice In Shaking Down Banks For Democrat Activist Groups (Flashback from 2015)

    11/28/2017 6:57:48 PM PST · by sdthree · 20 replies
    Extortion: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is diverting potentially millions of dollars in settlement payments for alleged victims of lending bias to a slush fund for poverty groups tied to the Democratic Party. We've seen this before at the Justice Department, which Congress earlier this year scolded for "shortchanging" alleged victims of Bank of America and Citibank the same way. Justice funneled at least $150 million into a slush fund for Democratic interests, unconstitutionally avoiding Congress. Now, a little-noticed item on the CFPB's website reveals the powerful new agency is launching its own scheme to provide backdoor funding for nonprofit...
  • Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

    11/17/2017 9:25:04 AM PST · by simpson96 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/2017 | Susan Scutti
    (CNN) — Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," Jackson wrote in a statement. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father." Jackson added that "recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful." He also said he sees his diagnosis as "a signal that I...
  • Justice for Asia’s Climate Refugees

    11/09/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 9, 2017 | By Theiva Lingam
    We all have a climate story to tell. As I head for the latest round of UN climate talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, relatives in Malaysia tell me that our home state, Penang, has been almost completely submerged by floods, killing seven people and displacing thousands. As with most disasters and shocks, the poorest are the worst hit. Climate-related migration is already hurting some of the most vulnerable communities. Clearly, the impacts these people are suffering are not their own fault, but the symptom of a crisis for which developed nations and multinational corporations are primarily responsible by relentlessly extracting...
  • Star Parker: Black Leaders Peddle ‘The Perception Of Racism’ To Get Money And Power

    10/29/2017 7:28:06 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Ginny (Mrs. Clarance) Thomas
    Star Parker, a former Democrat who previously “believed all the lies of the left,” now decries the division and race-consciousness expanding across America, even after the country elected its first black president. While America could be more united, Parker says the “perception of racism has become big business” as America’s liberal black leaders “shake down corporations for billions of dollars,” divide America by skin color and reject Dr. Martin Luther King’s goal of making skin color irrelevant. The “lies of the left” Parker previously believed included “the poor are poor because the wealthy are wealthy, that my problems were somebody...
  • American Airlines may be 'unsafe' for black passengers, NAACP says [No mention of Chicago?]

    10/26/2017 6:05:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/17 | Benjamin Zhang
    The NAACP has issued a travel advisory warning against booking travel on American Airlines. The civil-rights organization cautions black travelers on the risks of experiencing discrimination while flying with American. American Airlines would like to meet with the NAACP regarding their concerns. The NAACP has cautioned black travelers to be careful when flying with American Airlines. In a statement on Tuesday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) instituted a national travel advisory warning black passengers of potential discriminatory and unsafe practices at American Airlines. "The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's NFL comments are ‘slave-master-servant mentality’

    09/26/2017 1:40:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Rev. Jesse Jackson said President Trump’s criticism of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were an example of the “slave-master-servant mentality" in a interview with The New York Times. “They should all kneel, not against the flag, but against the interference by Mr. Trump with their First Amendment rights,” Jackson said. “If the cotton pickers don’t pick cotton, the industry doesn’t move; the N.F.L. and N.B.A. players don’t play the game, it doesn’t move.” Jackson’s comments follow Trump’s weekend criticism of NFL players who choose to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner," a protest started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick as...
  • 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...