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  • What's the deal with Trump Wine?

    03/13/2016 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 38 replies ^ | March 11, 2016: 10:58 AM ET | Aaron Smith
    What's the deal with Trump Wine? by Aaron Smith @AaronSmithCNN Donald Trump doesn't drink but he owns his own vineyard - Trump Winery - with a landing pad for his helicopter. CNNMoney (New York) First published March 11, 2016: 9:18 AM ET he site says the winery has 50,000 square feet of winemaking facilities, tank capacity of 100,000 gallons, and a 750-barrel cave. Trump also operates the vineyard's Albemarle Estate, a 26,000-square foot, 45-room mansion, as a hotel that can fetch up to $999 per night. The winery produces 40,000 cases annually and receives 100,000 visitors a year who taste...
  • The Multi-Trillion Dollar Oil Market Swindle

    07/13/2015 12:55:54 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies ^ | 13-07-2015 | Len
    In the past, I documented the overstatements by both the IEA and EIA in 2014 & 2015 in terms of supply, inventory and understatements of demand. Others also noticed these distortions and, whether intentional or not, they exist and they are very large in dollar terms. These distortions, which are affecting price through media hype and/or direct/indirect price manipulation, are quite possibly the largest in financial history. Putting numbers behind it, with worldwide production running some 95 million barrels per day, and assuming $55 per barrel for oil, the market for crude oil is about $5.2 billion per day. Each...
  • Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86

    06/04/2015 7:27:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 04, 2015 | Liam Ford
    Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86 Candy Ely, 35, lured an 86-year-old Chicago man into a romantic relationship and stole more than $1.2 million in cash and items from him, including a car, police said. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune contact the reporter Crime Theft A 35-year-old woman is accused of luring an 86-year-old man into a romantic relationship and then stealing more than $1.2 million in cash after claiming she had cancer and needed a "spinal transplant," police said. Candy Ely “baited” the man “into a false relationship...
  • Blunt questions DOL media policy

    05/11/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2012 | Mark Tapscott
    "Does DOL believe that the new policy is consistent with the First Amendment? What precedents exist for forcing journalists to utilize government-owned systems and networks to report the news," Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, asked Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in a letter today.
  • Solar-Panel Company Lays Off 40 Employees (Another Obama Green Scam Failure!)

    01/17/2012 9:04:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 1-17-11 | Kris Turner
    Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC laid off about 40 people indefinitely at the beginning of January until changes to its production line are completed, a company official said Monday. Michael Cicak, the company's chief executive officer and chairman of the board, would not say when the changes would be completed or when the laid-off employees could return to work. "We have some technical people in here improving the efficiency of the assembly line," Mr. Cicak said, adding that the Perrysburg-based facility still has about 30 employees. He said Willard & Kelsey has a little more than 80 employees when...
  • Getting Worse: $1.7 Billion Customers' Money Missing

    11/22/2011 11:42:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Mark Duell
    MF Global's missing money mystery has taken a twist after a bankruptcy trustee said the figure is double what the firm reported to regulators. James Giddens said up to $1.2 billion is missing from customer accounts at the broker, which filed for bankruptcy protection three weeks ago. He said his plans to release $520million from accounts that have been frozen will mean nearly all the assets under his control will be distributed. Court-appointed trustee Mr Giddens has been going through the accounts and finances of MF Global since it filed for bankruptcy protection. But an investigation source told the New...
  • Tea party has a point

    11/10/2011 11:51:25 AM PST · by ancientart · 9 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | November 10, 2011 | Art Marmorstein
    It happens occasionally even to the best chess players in the world. You're only eight or nine moves into the game, but somehow you've drifted into a position so bad that it looks like the loss is inevitable. But before tipping the king, one last strategic gambit: Seek complications. You try an aggressive counterattack, a piece sacrifice or giving up the exchange for an extra tempo - anything that will make the situation more complicated and confusing. Maybe your opponent will lose his way and you can pull off a swindle, winning a game you should have lost. And if...
  • Roger Waters - Occupy ("Well, yeah, we did really swindle people.") San Fran tour tix only $700

    11/06/2011 11:31:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/06/11
    Click the link above for his so-called opinion. Click below to pay out da ass. Roger Waters Fri. May 11, 2012 8:15 PM AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA
  • Feinstein Swindled

    09/19/2011 8:42:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 19, 2011 | Peter Hannaford
    Some 200 California Democrat clients have fallen victim to a Madoff in their midst. Could it turn the state light blue? It's said that word-of-mouth advertising is the best kind. It certainly worked for Ms. Kinde Durkee for more than 12 years. It would still be working if she hadn't helped herself to some of her clients' bank accounts once too often. Durkee's nearly 200 clients weren't stores and small factories. They were California Democratic office holders, candidates, and committees. For all those years she was the go-to person to be treasurer for any Democrat's campaign accounts. Campaign treasurers serve...
  • Jesuit Worships Shiva with Ravi Shankar

    12/16/2010 9:51:20 PM PST · by 0beron · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/15/2010 | Tancred
    Remember when the 60s were fun? Father Jegath Gaspar Raj SJ has had a lot of interesting connections, playing an intermediary in the peace talks between Tamil Tigers and the government of Tamil Nadu, running businesses and then becoming implicated in running the 2G Spectrum Scam. Now he's worshipping Shiva to promote his musical endeavor and get himself and the local Archdiocese out of a financial jam. Some people seem to think that the Jesuits in India are pretty good. We're inclined to think they might be even worse than the ones in the West. Has anyone warned Father that...
  • Bureaucrats Swindle Greens In Cancun

    12/13/2010 9:26:36 AM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    American Interest ^ | 12/12/2010 | Walter Russell Read
    The climate conference in Cancun was a turning point for the world’s greens. There were two possible outcomes. One was a total political meltdown in Cancun that would have been hideously embarrassing in the short run but that in the long term would have cleared the way for more hopeful approaches to carbon issues. The other was a cobbled together pseudo-deal of some kind that would have avoided short term embarrassment but over the long run would doom the greens to a future of frustration and futility. The news at Cancun is that the global green agenda has now turned...
  • Swindle of the year

    12/12/2010 7:41:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/12/10 | Charles Krauthammer
    Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 - and House Democrats don't have a clue that he did. In the deal struck this week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion 2009 stimulus package. It will pump a trillion borrowed Chinese dollars into the U.S. economy over the next two years - which just happen to be the two years of the run-up to the next presidential election. This is a defeat? If Obama had asked for a second stimulus directly, he would have been laughed out of town. Stimulus I...
  • Group accused in elaborate bank scam (Pictures!)

    09/29/2010 1:59:45 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 09/29/2010 | Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News
    USAA and San Antonio police said they uncovered a complicated scheme by a group of people that skimmed thousands of dollars from the financial firm's bank and two other banks over the past year. Meilee Diaz, 25; Deonte Kershaw, 24; Rhonda Ellison, 27; Takeisha Martin, 30; Shanika Todd, 32; Frances Griffin, 36 and Beverly Ellison, 52, were arrested this week in connection with the scheme, according to Bexar County records. Each of the seven faces one count of engaging in organized criminal activity with theft from $20,000 to $100,000. Arrest warrant affidavits state Todd was one of two people who...
  • To Congress: Your Loan Has Been Called

    12/15/2009 1:19:08 PM PST · by FromLori · 9 replies · 595+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 12/15/09 | Karl Denninger
    Leaders are considering a hike of roughly $300 billion to the nation's $12.1 trillion deficit, though the final figure has not been nailed down, congressional aides said on condition of anonymity. Democratic leaders had previously hoped to raise the limit by at least $1.8 trillion, enough to take care of the government's debt needs through the November 2010 congressional elections. What was your first hint the former $1.8 trillion increase attempt was a bad idea? Perhaps this? Or was it China buying a literal zero of Treasury debt in October? Or was it the TIC report this morning (which I'm...
  • Obama's Treaty-Making Powers Broader Than Recognized

    12/09/2009 1:10:45 PM PST · by Riflema · 14 replies · 684+ views ^ | 12/7/09 | David Sassoon
    It's Possible for Both Houses of Congress to Ratify a Treaty by Majority Vote Though arguably the most powerful man on the planet, U.S. President Barack Obama heads to Copenhagen later this month wearing handcuffs. The failure of Congress to pass domestic climate legislation has meant the president has had to advance slowly, lest he get ahead of lawmakers in the Capitol. After all according to the Constitution, international treaties must be ratified by 67 "yes" votes in the Senate.Also still fresh in everybody's mind is the 95-0 vote the Senate cast in opposition to US participation in the Kyoto...
  • Nigerian Accused in Scheme to Swindle Citibank (bank transfers $27Million to crooks' accounts)

    02/22/2009 10:18:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 855+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/20/09 | Benjamin Weiser
    Swindles in which someone overseas seeks access to a person’s bank account are so well known that most potential victims can spot them in seconds. But one man found success by tweaking the formula, prosecutors say: Rather than trying to dupe an account holder into giving up information, he duped the bank. And instead of swindling a person, he tried to rob a country — of $27 million. To carry out the elaborate scheme, prosecutors in New York said on Friday, the man, identified as Paul Gabriel Amos, 37, a Nigerian citizen who lived in Singapore, worked with others to...
  • Billionaire Stanford Charged With Fraud: Texas banker swindled billions with improbable rates.

    02/17/2009 2:25:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 650+ views
    Forbes ^ | Feb 17,2009 | Duncan Greenberg
    Hoping to halt what it called "a fraud of shocking magnitude that has spread its tentacles throughout the world," the Securities and Exchange Commission charged billionaire R. Allen Stanford and other executives at his massive financial services company, Stanford Financial Group, with operating a multibillion-dollar fraudulent investment scheme. In a complaint filed early Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Dallas, the SEC alleged Antigua-based Stanford International Bank (SIB) fabricated investment returns in order to market and sell high-yielding certificates of deposits. The complaint charged SIB with selling approximately $8 billion of CDs to investors by promising improbable and unsubstantiated interest...
  • Taxpayers get to cover CalPERS risky bets

    12/21/2008 2:53:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 568+ views
    Desert DIspatch ^ | December 21, 2008 - 11:22 AM | The Orange County Register
    The front page of Wednesday's Wall Street Journal featured a shocking news story about severe financial problems in the public employees union-dominated California Public Employees' Retirement System, which has lost a quarter of its assets since July after investing heavily in real estate schemes — including high-risk speculative ventures on vacant land. According to the Journal, CalPERS has experienced its worst decline since 1932 and has lost 103 percent on its housing investments in the latest fiscal year. Here's the kicker: “CalPERS invested not only its own money, but billions of dollars of borrowed money that must be repaid even...
  • Obama Left With Little Time To Curb Global Warming

    12/14/2008 1:30:26 PM PST · by FreeManWhoCan · 46 replies · 2,452+ views
    WASHINGTON – When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid. *Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid.* *Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid.* Since Clinton's inauguration, summer Arctic sea ice has lost the equivalent of Alaska, California and Texas. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since Clinton's second inauguration. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama...
  • Vanity: MSM hides Political Affiliation of another corrupt individual.

    12/13/2008 5:39:13 PM PST · by Swingj · 15 replies · 1,349+ views ^ | 12/13/2008 | Prolifeblogs
    Why doesn't the MSM tell everyone that Bernard L. Madoff was a prominent Democrat and donor. I guess it is for the same reason that they don't Say that Illinois Gov is a democrat.