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  • Turkey-backed FSA sold Turkish armoured vehicles to Islamic State: military source

    04/27/2017 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    KOM News ^ | 27 April 2017 10:06 CEST | none stated
    Turkey-backed FSA members in Syria as part of the Euphrates Shield Operation. According to a claim made in Turkish media on Wednesday, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups sold Turkish armoured vehicles to the Islamic State (IS) group, during the Euphrates Shield Operation.A report in the Birgun daily based on military sources said FSA groups given eight tanks and armoured vehicles to enter al-Bab in northern Syria sold or handed over some of these vehicles to the jihadist group.The Turkish Chief of Staff launched an investigation into the matter but no results were gained as the file remains open, the...
  • Bill plans to ban iPhones from being sold in New York, Apple would face fines of $2,500 per device

    01/30/2016 10:53:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/30/16 | Eric Boehm
    A New York lawmaker has proposed a bill that would ban iPhones from being sold in the state, unless Apple provides special "back doors" that would allow law enforcement to spy on users. That's a double dose of the Nanny State: setting rules for what can be bought and sold, while giving the government an easier way to spy on residents' everyday activities. The bill is sponsored by State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, D-Staten Island, and it would mandate that iPhones and other cell phones sold in New York be "capable of being decrypted and unlocked." The bill has support, perhaps...
  • Fiorina-Backed Website Touted Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Carly Fiorina has taken a hard line against Planned Parenthood as a Republican presidential candidate, but in 2005 she invested in a health care website similar to WebMD that touted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood. The Revolution Health Group website assured users abortion is safe and directed them to pro-choice groups including Planned Parenthood for more information, but did not link to any pro-life groups or offer a pro-choice perspective. Fiorina joined RHG as an investor and board member when it was founded in 2005. Her campaign did not respond to requests for comment regarding her knowledge...
  • iPhone 6 blowout: Chinese pre-orders put at 20 million plus

    10/14/2014 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/13/14 | Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    A reporter who has been tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations in China for the past week estimated on Tencent QQ Monday that more than 20 million units were pre-ordered last weekend. His report is being picked up by DigiTimes and other Asian tech sites. If the 20-million figure is accurate — a big if — it would mean that five times as many iPhone 6s were pre-ordered in three days in one country as were the first weekend in 10 countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong.
  • George Zimmerman's eBay painting: Winning bid of $100,099.99

    12/21/2013 10:11:45 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/21/2013 | Kevin P. Connolly
    George Zimmerman earned a new title today — professional artist — when eBay bidding ended on his six-figure oil painting. The winning bid: $100,099.99. It wasn't immediately known who bought Zimmerman's original oil painting showing part of an American flag washed in blue with the words "God," "one nation," and "with liberty and justice for all" printed in the flag stripes. Bidding ended at 12:55 p.m. today. "Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally. Your friend," Zimmerman told his commenters on the eBay auction site.
  • Obama sold voters bill of goods on health care

    10/08/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama sold his signature universal health care plan with the promise that it would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." Now that the Affordable Care Act exchanges are open for business, voters are finding that the biggest problem with Obamacare isn't that some Web sites crashed last week but that the Obama promise of big savings for the average family was too good to be true. Now that the exchanges are open for business, people who already have individual coverage have something new to not like:...
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • Solyndra sold assets cheap for fast cash

    02/08/2012 7:17:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim McElhatton
    Fast running out of money, solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC last summer sold off nearly $60 million worth of inventory for less than $20 million in cash to a newly formed corporate entity closely tied to the company’s biggest investors, records show. Backed by $535 million in federal loan guarantees but burning through the little cash it had left, Solyndra made its first sale in late July to a corporate entity that had been formed just a day earlier. Three more transactions followed over the next few weeks with the same buyer, Solyndra Solar II.
  • Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month

    03/03/2011 5:01:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/3/11 | Allahpundit
    That brings the grand total so far up to … 928 cars. Which, believe it or not, is considerably more than its rival, the Nissan Leaf. I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t someone want to own a $41,000 electric car that under some circumstances gets worse mileage than a Prius? Why, it’s downright un-American not to. Peruse Chevrolet’s February sales release, and you’ll notice one number that’s blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company’s detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn’t something that GM wants to...
  • Author Of Pedophile Book Says He Has Sold One Copy Of Creepy Title

    11/11/2010 1:27:57 AM PST · by Parody · 14 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 10, 2010 | "Buster"
    In an interview today, the author at the center of a controversy about Amazon’s sale of a self-published pedophile’s guide told TSG that he has sold exactly one copy of the book and revealed that he was involuntarily hospitalized following a “mental breakdown.” Noting that, “I have what they call manic depression,” Phillip Greaves, 47, said that he himself was not a pedophile and that “the best advice I can give a pedophile is accept that masturbation is your best friend.” Greaves’s book, “The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct,” last week became available for...
  • Washington Times Sold For $1, Just Like Newsweek

    09/01/2010 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 9/1/10 | Matt Lewis
    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon is regaining control of the Washington Times after allies of the South Korean spiritual leader agreed to acquire the paper for just $1 and assumption of most if its debts, according to an internal memo. The memo contradicts rumors that a feud among the Moon's sons over control of the Washington Times prompted the father to buy it back for tens of millions of dollars. The deal is financially similar to the one the Washington Post cut in selling its money-losing Newsweek to businessman Sidney Harmon.
  • 3-Month Old Sold for Beer, Saved by Store Employee. (Story and Video)

    05/19/2010 11:32:13 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 9 replies · 981+ views
    CFH and ^ | 05/19/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    According to Chicopee, MA Police Chief, John Ferraro Jr. (see video below) it all started when Matthew Brace, his girlfriend and their 3-month old daughter went to Pride Travel Center Truckstop (located at 363 Burnett Road, Chicopee, MA 01020). Ferraro states that an employee (currently unnamed) asked Brace how old their daughter was, at which point Brace took his daughter, placed her in the employee’s truck and said “You can have her for a couple of 40’s” (slag for 40 ounce bottles of beer or malt liquor). Once the baby was in the truck, the employee demanded that the child...
  • 7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

    04/15/2010 9:14:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,403+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/10
    A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers. The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul. "By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now...
  • Citizenship for sale?

    06/21/2009 1:00:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 872+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Mariana Alvarado
    A Tucson hospital's health-care package promises affluent Mexican women the chance to have their babies in posh surroundings with access to the latest medical equipment. But the marketing materials leave out a key draw in the arrangement: U.S. citizenship for the newborn. Tucson Medical Center's "birth package" gives an official nod to a generations-old practice of wealthy Mexican women coming to U.S. hospitals to give birth. Mexican families do the same thing at all local hospitals, but TMC is the only one actively recruiting their business. The practice is legal, but offensive to some advocates of tougher U.S. immigration standards.
  • IndyMac Bank sold to private investor group

    01/02/2009 2:57:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 443+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/2/09 | E. Scott Reckard
    A group of private investors agreed today to buy IndyMac Bank, the Pasadena specialist in exotic home loans that collapsed in July and became the third-largest bank to fail since the government began insuring deposits in 1934. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which has run IndyMac since its collapse, said the bank would be purchased by IMB Management Holdings, a New York-based partnership led by buyout expert J. Christopher Flowers, hedge-fund operator John Paulson and Steven Mnuchin, chairman of private equity firm Dune Capital Management. IMB Management Holdings and the investor group will inject about $1.3 billion in new capital...
  • Exclusive: Joran van der Sloot tells Greta that he "sold" Natalee Holloway

    11/24/2008 10:41:49 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 30 replies · 2,974+ views
    What do you think?
  • Tribes give big to Gregoire, avoid sharing casino cash (WA)

    06/13/2008 8:31:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 172+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | June 12, 2008 | Chris McGann
    Governor says deal curbs the growth of Indian gamblingOLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is benefiting from more than $650,000 in campaign contributions from Indian tribes that hit the jackpot in 2005 when she killed a gambling compact potentially worth more than $140 million a year to the state. Unlike 22 other states that collect millions from revenue sharing agreements for tribal gambling, Washington gets no money from tribal casinos under the compact that Gregoire renegotiated with the Spokane Tribe. Gregoire backed away from the 2005 agreement that included revenue sharing in an attempt to keep gambling from expanding too quickly...
  • POW McCain & Obama's pro-communist terrorist friends

    04/29/2008 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 15 replies · 904+ views
    various sources | various authors
    Granted, McCain has some flaws, but consider the alternative... McCain on lower right In August of 1968, a program of vigorous torture methods began on McCain, using rope bindings into painful positions and beatings every two hours, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery.[84][79] Teeth and bones were broken again, as was McCain's spirit; the beginning of a suicide attempt was stopped by guards.[79] After four days of this, McCain signed and taped[94] an anti-American propaganda "confession" that said, in part, "I am a black criminal and I have performed the deeds of an air pirate. I...
  • Tribune Accepts Real Estate Magnate’s Bid (Chicago Tribune and LA Times Sold)

    04/02/2007 8:14:19 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 754+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3 April 2007 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    Sam Zell, a flamboyant Chicago real estate tycoon who has never run a newspaper, has won the battle of the billionaires for the Tribune Company, meeting the company’s demand for a higher bid to match one from Ronald W. Burkle and Eli Broad. Tribune announced that its stockholders will receive $34 a share, or $8.2 billion. Mr. Zell is supporting the deal with a $315 million investment and will join the board. The centerpiece of his proposal is a complex financial structure known as an employee stock ownership plan, which is to pay for much of the deal. Separately, the...
  • Daughter sold to pay for eye op

    02/16/2007 3:28:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 803+ views
    News24 ^ | 16/02/2007 | Rueters
    Karachi - A Pakistani man sold his 10-year-old daughter for $500 to pay for his eye operation, a police official in the southern province of Sindh said on Friday. The father Noor Mohammad had agreed to hand his daughter over to a fellow villager, Gul Mohammad Kalohi, once she reached puberty, according to Abdul Hadi, district police officer for Badin, about 250km east of Karachi. "It is a shameful incident and has taken place," said Hadi. "We were informed about this incident from a complaint made by a relative of the father." Police have completed their investigation of the case,...