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  • U.S. Bishops’ Conference Sued for Lying and Stealing

    01/22/2020 6:10:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 22, 2020 | William Mahoney
    U.S. Bishops’ Conference Sued for Lying and Stealing Peter's Pence donors invited to join lawsuit PROVIDENCE, R.I. ( - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is being sued for obtaining millions of dollars in charitable donations under false pretenses and privately investing that money into ventures such as luxury condominium developments and Hollywood movies.  Texas-based legal firm the Stanley Law Group filed a class-action lawsuit against the USCCB on Wednesday, alleging the organization fraudulently promotes Peter's Pence as a papal charity when recent reports show as little as 10% of donations are used for its stated purpose.  The lawsuit against the USCCB touches...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishops narrowly approve USCCB rate hike for 2021

    01/11/2020 5:58:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 10, 2020 | CNA
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishops narrowly approve USCCB rate hike for 2021 The bishops of the United States have narrowly approved an increase on the amount dioceses must contribute to the national bishops’ conference. The measure initially failed to pass when put to a vote during their November 2019 meeting and additional votes had to be collected by mail to ensure the measure passed.On the first day of their November meeting last year, the bishops voted in favor of a three percent rise in the amount each diocese in the country is required to contribute for the funding of the USCCB, based in...
  • Vatican Enables Illegal Gay Rave on New Year’s Eve

    01/06/2020 2:37:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 6, 2006 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican Enables Illegal Gay Rave on New Year’s Eve Pope's almoner pays electricity bill allowing drug-fueled party ROME ( - The Vatican is facing public relations blowback after a residential building secured for migrants by a cardinal close to Pope Francis was used for a drug- and alcohol-fueled illegal gay rave on New Year's Eve.     More than 5,000 young people, including a large number from the LGBTQ+ community, went ahead with the party on Dec. 31 — in defiance of the police chief's notice delivered to the organizers, according to Leo Zagami, author of Pope Francis: The Last Pope? Money, Masons and Occultism in the...
  • California Law Allows Thieves To Steal As Much As They Want w/ 0 Consequence As Long As They Do This

    12/19/2019 12:57:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | Dec, 18, 2019, | Tommy Sotomayor
    California Law Allows Thieves To Steal As Much As They Want w/ 0 Consequence As Long As They Do This Tommy talks about California Prop 47
  • Hunter Biden’s China connections plagued by ethics questions and national security concerns

    11/28/2019 7:10:33 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies ^ | Hollie McKay | Fox News
    .....a spotlight has been cast on Hunter Biden's ventures not only in Ukraine, but in China, while Joe was vice president. Republicans are demanding that he testify on his work before Congress. For almost six years, the Hunter Biden China-connected firm has moved more than $2.5B into various automotive, technology, energy, and mining endeavors. Analysts point to the “ethical challenges” of Hunter doing such deals in China while his father was in the White House. “At a time when the Obama administration was trying to pivot to Asia, a policy that ultimately fell flat, one has to at least stop...
  • BIDEN says Sally Yates May be his VP

    11/22/2019 6:35:21 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 60 replies
    Radio News | Vanity
    ‘ Biden says he’s considering Sally Yates aa his VP! She signed FISAs, Lied to Congress, and encouraged Insubordination in the FBI and DOJ Biden / Yates
  • San Jose thieves steal duffel bag, apparently unaware it's full of snakes

    10/07/2019 4:46:56 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/7/19 | By Mike Moffitt
    Reptile breeder Brian Gundy had just given a talk and animal presentation Saturday at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in downtown San Jose. While going to get his car parked on the second level of the Fourth and San Fernando Street garage about 4:30 p.m., he left his his snakes and lizards in boxes and a bag in a no-parking zone. When he returned for his critters, he made a grim discovery. "As I was loading up my gear, I realized the bag that had my four pythons and blue skink lizard inside was gone and they were...
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • Car owner kills teen suspect during attempted theft. Five other Chicago teens now face murder

    08/15/2019 8:41:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/15/2019 | Erik Ortiz
    A chaotic chain of events that began early Tuesday, when Illinois police say six teenagers from Chicago drove to a northern suburb and attempted to steal a car, has ended in murder charges against five of them. The Audi's owner, a 75-year-old man, told police he had watched a group of males trying to break into his vehicle outside of his Lake County home before 1:15 a.m. He grabbed his gun and as he stood outside on his porch, he said, they approached him. The car owner saw one of the males holding an object and "feared for his life,"...
  • Teens Lead Deputies On Chase In Stole Vehicles (Video In Link)

    07/27/2019 8:04:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 07/26/19
    Teens lead deputies on chase in stole vehicles Criminals are often not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. After a recent uptick in entering autos, our Uniform Patrol, Crime Reduction Unit, Traffic Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit created a response plan to stop this trend. This past weekend, Sergeant Nelson keenly observed two suspicious vehicles near Post Road and Atlanta Hwy, they immediately fled creating a unique pursuit with Sgt. Nelson chasing both stolen vehicles at the same time. The entire team was in the immediate area and descended on the two fleeing suspects. We can only imagine their dismay...
  • Theft suspects drown while running from police

    07/13/2019 8:00:27 AM PDT · by BOBWADE · 47 replies
    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( -- Emergency crews have recovered two people's bodies from Maline Creek Friday after an incident involving a stolen vehicle. Police say two 18-year-old men stole a vehicle. The owners of the stolen vehicle got into another vehicle and chased the suspects. Both cars ended up at Bellefontaine and St. Cyr Roads where the four got into an argument. Police were called to the scene and when they arrived, the two suspects jumped off a steep ledge into Maline Creek. The two never resurfaced from the water and search and rescue crews recovered their bodies.
  • Wrestling Belt of 5-Year-Old Boy Stolen--Then Returned By Thieves

    07/01/2019 8:36:35 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 5 replies
    WBOC ^ | Jun 27, 2019 4:59 PM EDT | Faith Woodard
    BLADES, DE-A family in Blades, Delaware was devastated after porch pirates stole a package they sent off to Washington State that was near and dear to their hearts.
  • Bad News for Conservatives: Facebook Fully Embraces the Left

    07/01/2019 11:54:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 7/1/2019 | corrine weaver
    Facebook released an update of its so-called “civil rights” audit June 30. The results did not bode well for conservatives, as the company committed to work with left-wing groups in every facet of its business. The audit announced a “Civil Rights Task Force,” led by COO Sheryl Sandberg, which will rely on third-party “civil rights expertise” to make decisions. The task force will address all key departments of the business from content and partnerships to human resources. It will exist to “ensure civil rights concerns raised by outside groups are escalated promptly to decision-makers so that they can be considered...
  • Dems Are Planning to Steal the 2020 Election.

    06/25/2019 7:27:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    American ^ | June 25, 2019 | William L. Gensert
    Democrats have an insurance policy for the 2020 Presidential election, and it has nothing to do with the eventual Democratic Party nominee. The original policy was initiated by Obama, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Hillary, and their ilk, bragged about by Strzok to his paramour, and paid for by the Democrat/media cabal. The mephitic Mueller tried to cash it in, but the hero Marine got slapped down by Barr. It’s a plan to “win” the election by any means necessary, even by cheating if necessary. Of its components, the “failsafe,” is most intriguing, if for no other reason than it is so...
  • Dozens of Chilean ‘tourists’ tied to robbery spree in Southern California, police say

    04/25/2019 8:40:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/23/2019
    International thieves from Chile are suspected of committing hundreds of burglaries across Southern California after obtaining visa waivers to enter the United States, authorities said. For months, a sophisticated ring of burglars have targeted affluent homes, businesses and cars in Los Angeles and the counties of Alameda, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Clara and Ventura, lifting jewelry, guns and other valuables, police said. A similar spate of “burglary tourism” is occurring in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New York and other states, as well as several European countries, the FBI said. Simi Valley police, working with the California Highway Patrol and Ventura County...
  • ‘You can make $10,000 in a night’: Thieves target used cooking grease

    04/20/2019 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Washington Post via Houmatoday ^ | 4/19/19 | Justin Jouvenal
    The heist began with a thief backing a large, white box truck up behind a Virginia mall around 3:30 a.m. one day in early April, according to a search warrant. The man wasn’t looking for cash or electronics, but something stranger: used cooking grease. He siphoned about 150 gallons of the stinking, viscous liquid from a dumpster behind a Burger King, before a police officer patrolling Annandale Shopping Center busted him, according to the search warrant, filed in Fairfax County. The crime is not new, but law enforcement officials say thieves are targeting the stuff used to make french fries...
  • China Wants to Integrate Greater Bay Area into a Tech Hub Challenger to Silicon Valley

    03/09/2019 6:17:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    the next BIG thing ^ | 19FB19 | Brian Wang
    February 19, 2019 |   Today, China released a new grand plan for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou would be the four key cities of the bay area and the core engines for regional development.Finance, Insurance Industry Support for Hong Kong The plan supports Hong Kong as an international finance, transport and trade center as well as an aviation hub, promoting the development of high-end and high-value-added financial, commercial, trading, logistics and professional services. The insurance sector will be one of the biggest winners under the plan for the new economic...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:27:01 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100-miles of coastline to prepare for sea-level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. The California Coastal Commission circulated an 87-page ‘Draft Residential Adaptation Guidance’ in March regarding how communities could pro-actively address sea...
  • Dems Boycott Gov’t Shutdown Luncheon With Trump While Puerto Rico Partying Rages On

    01/15/2019 6:42:26 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 24 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 15, 3019 | Martha MacCullum
    Rep. Dan Crenshaw questioned Monday whether the trip to Puerto Rico by congressional Democrats was a good decision amid the deadlock on border security. About 30 lawmakers traveled to Puerto Rico -- with their families and lobbyists -- for a winter retreat over the weekend despite the partial government shutdown. "It sounds like they had a lot of fun. They've also been talking a lot about the plight that federal workers see themselves in," Crenshaw said on The Story. "They're not wrong about that, but if we're gonna talk about that then I don't know if these excursions to Puerto...
  • Cher asks Nancy Pelosi to end government shutdown before Trump: 'PPL WILL STARVE'

    01/10/2019 3:14:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 10th, 2019 | Taryn Ryder
    Cher wants the government shutdown to end — even if it means giving President Trump money for his border wall. The legendary singer and outspoken liberal activist tweeted out her concerns for the American people if the shutdown remains in effect. Cher exclaimed on Wednesday, “FOR trump THIS IS POLITICAL..BUT REAL PPL ARE REALLY SUFFERING.” She called Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a “hero,” but added “LET HIM HAVE HIS FKNG MONEY.” Cher’s tweet made headlines, with Fox News declaring, “Cher demands Pelosi end partial government shutdown, fund border wall: ‘DON’T DIE ON THIS HILL.’” Well, the Grammy winner...