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  • Second Obama Green Venture in Weeks Folds after Getting Millions

    05/09/2013 11:06:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/9/13 | staff
    Stop the presses! Another one of President Obama’s brilliant clean-energy ventures has collapsed after taking tens of millions of dollars from American taxpayers, in this case to develop a special wheelchair-accessible “green” van. The news comes just weeks after a separate company that got nearly $200 million from the government to develop hybrid vehicles folded. That fly-by-night company, Fisker Automotive, had been heavily touted by the administration as an innovator that would develop two lines of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that could run up to 300 miles on a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. Before doling out the cash, Obama’s Energy Secretary...
  • Turnaround Capitalism (Is there a compassionate alternative to creative destruction?)

    01/13/2012 5:12:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2012 | Rich Lowry
    Barry Bennett is the Leni Riefenstahl of the blistering attack documentary. The political operative’s half-hour anti–Bain Capital film, endorsed by the increasingly unhinged Newt Gingrich and aired by his super PAC, is anti-market agitprop worthy of Michael Moore. If the Academy gave an award for tendentiousness, Bennett would be a sure-fire nominee. Yet his production is at times affecting and effective. Put aside its dishonesties and over-the-top insinuations about the Mitt Romney–run private-equity firm (it raised seed money from Latin America!). The film captures a conflict of visions. From below, from the workers at Bain-acquired firms that went bust, the...
  • AT&T Park at 10: A home run of an urban concept

    04/13/2010 4:53:57 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies · 373+ views
    SFGATE ^ | Sunday, April 11, 2010 | C.W. Nevius
    No one follows the Giants more avidly than Corinne Woods. She has a baseball schedule tacked up on the wall in her Mission Creek houseboat, keeps another in her car, and even carries a pocket version in her wallet. She's not a baseball fan. She's just trying to make sure she can get out of the neighborhood before baseball fans swarm the streets. "We live and die by the Giants' schedule," said Woods. "Can I get to the store before the game? Can I get there before the seventh inning when everyone starts to leave?" Exactly 10 years ago today,...
  • This VC forecast scares the pants off of me

    05/16/2008 5:19:09 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 21 replies · 108+ views
    news.com ^ | 5-15-08 | Charles Cooper
    ...Kopelman presented a scenario for the rise of the "implicit" Internet. I'm simplifying, but he was referring to the vast web of personal data that until now has existed relatively undisturbed in different corners of the data world. For example, you may have made a reservation over the Internet one day, or bought a book from an online reseller on another. But that that data is going to get collected from heretofore separate "silos" as companies that figure out ways to break through the barriers and deliver information based on that implicit cyber data. That shouldn't strike anybody as a...
  • Clinton Aide’s Private Databank Venture Breaks Ground in Politicking (Harold M. Ickes & Catalist)

    04/11/2008 9:57:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 139+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/12/08 | Leslie Wayne
    When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton needed help rounding up superdelegates, she turned to Harold M. Ickes, the ultimate Democratic fixer, ... ... Mr. Ickes is also wearing another hat. He is president of Catalist, a for-profit databank that has sold its voter files to the Obama and the Clinton presidential campaigns for their get-out-the-vote efforts. With his equity stake in the firm, Mr. Ickes stands to benefit financially no matter which candidate becomes the Democratic nominee. In creating Catalist, Mr. Ickes, ... has formed a rare entity on the political scene, a for-profit limited-liability corporation that allows wealthy Democratic donors...
  • Why We Need Goofy Contests

    11/12/2005 8:16:22 AM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 11.14.05 | Richard Karlgaard
    Beside the war in Iraq and the scrap over the President's Supreme Court nominee, last month's announcement of the Rocket Racing League--the what?--came off as comic relief. What's this, a new Jetsons movie? Or could George Plimpton be risen from the dead and writing spoofs? The Rocket Racing League, though, is no put-on. It's real, the brainchild of Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., the private-space-travel entrepreneur, and Granger B. Whitelaw, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and two-time Indy 500 team winner. Diamandis was the force behind last year's Ansari X Prize, won by Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne for kissing the boundary of space...
  • People venture outside Keesler shelters

    08/31/2005 9:33:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 1,056+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    SAN ANTONIO -- For the first time since Hurricane Katrina forced them into shelters, 6,000 people at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., ventured outside for a breath of fresh air. That was late in the day on Aug. 30, just after eating their first hot meal since the devastating hurricane nearly blew the base and that section of the Gulf Coast off the map. People stood in line for up to two hours to get their first hot food in days, said Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, the 81st Training Wing spokesperson. “We were able to feed 6,000 people at one...
  • CALPINE CEO SAYS JOINT ENERGY-TRADING JOINT VENTURE A DONE DEAL

    06/09/2005 6:07:44 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies · 377+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 9 June 2005 | Mark Golden
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Calpine Corp.'s (CPN) proposed partnership of its energy-trading operations with a major U.S. financial institution is a done deal with details to be announced in about a week, according to the company's chairman and chief executive, Peter Cartwright. As part of a broad financial reorganization the company announced two weeks ago, Calpine said it was in discussions to combine its marketing and trading operation, Calpine Energy Services, with the credit support of a major financial institution. The investment-grade partnership would result in hundreds of millions of dollars in collateral being returned to the parent corporation, and...
  • Jesse Ventura aiding soldiers' group - "Operation Truth"

    08/21/2004 10:41:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,063+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/21/04 | AP - St. Paul, MN
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura will participate in a conference call next week to help launch a new group called Operation Truth, an organization being created "to give voice to troops who served in Iraq." The New York-based group is holding its official launch party and fund-raiser Wednesday, according to its Web site, http://www.paulrieckhoff.com/ The site lists its mission as: "Operation Truth will educate the American public about the truth of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from the perspective of the soldiers who have experienced them firsthand. We will provide returning veterans with national,...
  • How Bush Can Lose

    01/08/2004 11:05:26 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 127 replies · 218+ views
    WND.com ^ | 01-08-04 | Farah, Joseph
    How Bush can lose Posted: January 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com There's a kind of smug self-confidence emerging in the Bush White House based largely on incompetence in the Democratic Party, an improving economy and better news on the Iraqi war front. Polls are showing President Bush handily beating Howard Dean or any other potential Democratic nominee in the November election. That may happen. But let me offer another scenario. Whether it's Howard Dean or Daffy Duck who is nominated by the Democrats this summer, Bush's major opponent is going to have a lock on anywhere from...
  • Reform Party - Executive Minutes 9-13-03 [dump Buchanan as convention speaker]

    10/23/2003 9:30:43 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 8 replies · 203+ views
    Reform Party ^ | current site | Reform Party
    Minutes of the Executive Committee Reform Party of the United States of AmericaSeptember 13, 2003 -Old Business:  Motion to Invite Speakers to 2003 Convention At the previous meeting, the following was moved: Mr. Lauterman moved that the ExCom formally invite Ross Perot, Jesse Ventura, and Pat Buchanan to speak at the convention.  Seconded.  Ms. Kennedy moved to amend by striking Pat Buchanan's name from the motion.  Seconded.  (Business taken up at this point) The question was called. Those voting yes on the amendment:  Ms. McKelvey, Ms. Campbell, Ms. Kennedy, Mr. CollisonThose voting no on the amendment:  Mr. Lauterman, Mr. Richardson The amendment passed.
  • THE END OF THE BOY SCOUTS IN PHILADELPHIA

    06/02/2003 6:39:40 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 111 replies · 503+ views
    NewsWithViews ^ | June 2, 2003 | Hans Zeiger
    Philadelphia’s Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council self-destructed last week. Its executive board voted unanimously to include "sexual orientation" in its nondiscrimination code. The outrageous move came after years of intense pressure from radical homosexual and atheist rights groups in the area and nationwide. The Philadelphia Council is the third largest local council in the country, serving 87,000 boys and men. It is an unfortunate addition to a list of councils that have eagerly given the finger to the Boy Scouts of America and its associated moral codes. Last year, San Francisco and Boston became the first branches to reject...
  • Veteran Venture Capitalist Sees Plenty of Start-Up Opportunities

    05/17/2003 5:57:47 PM PDT · by nwrep · 3 replies · 242+ views
    EE Times ^ | May 16, 2003 | Rick Merritt
    Donald Valentine is a Republican. Check out the Soft Money Contributions of his Venture Capital Company below: Soft money donors found for Sequoia Capital:  Cycle Organization Total to Dems to Repubs 2002 election cycle  Sequoia Capital $195,271  -  $195,271  2000 election cycle  Sequoia Capital $420,000  -  $420,000  1998 election cycle - - - - Now read the article: Veteran venture capitalist foresees plenty of start-up opportunitiesBy Rick Merritt, EE Times May 16, 2003 (5:32 p.m. EST) URL: http://www.theworkcircuit.com/story/OEG20030516S0048SAN JOSE, Calif. — It's a great time to start a new high tech company despite the current economic malaise, said a veteran...
  • Used and Violated in Minnesota - Ventura temporary appointment may be long one if election disputed

    10/30/2002 9:21:47 PM PST · by BJungNan · 31 replies · 251+ views
    GoGov ^ | 10/22/02 | Russell Betts
    Used and Violated in Minnesota "I Feel Used. I Feel Violated" So says Jesse Ventura following his being snookered into attending what was supposed to be a memorial for the late Senator Paul Wellstone and by all accounts, even Democratic ones, turned into a Democrat Campaign rally - an appalling display by our account and that of many others. As Governor of the great state of Minnesota, Ventura has the power to even the score. He can appoint a replacement to fill the seat of Wellstone and he has now said he will do just that. Conventional wisdom says any...
  • Jeb Bush To Jesse Ventura: Please Stay Away From Cuba

    09/17/2002 11:27:49 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 18 replies · 596+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/17/02 | Limbacher
    Warning that Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's planned late September visit to Castro's Cuba would hurt Cuban workers and anti-government dissidents Florida's Gov. Jeb Bush asked his fellow governor to change his plans. In a letter excerpts of which were quoted in the Miami Herald Jeb Bush wrote: "I want to share some information that I hope will provide you with a broader and more-realistic picture of life in Cuba. While I don't expect you to cancel your trip, I strongly believe doing so would be the right thing to do. I encourage you to consider other options as you look...