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  • A Decade on, Banks Still Haven’t Learnt From the Kerviel fraud Case

    03/08/2018 5:35:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    City A.M ^ | Wednesday 7 March 2018
    This year marks a decade since Jerome Kerviel was taken into custody accused of perpetrating the biggest financial fraud case in history. As a trader at Societe Generale, Kerviel carried out unauthorised trades to a reported value of €49.9bn. Just five days after the bank released details of Kerviel’s illicit activity, the market had experienced losses of around €5bn. Kerviel was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay back the €5bn that he lost. The months that followed saw blame shift around: some thought it was the work of one greedy trader, others maintained that the company,...
  • Texas, US Bishops See Threat to Tax Exempt Status in Wake of Texas Right to Life Gaffe

    03/08/2018 5:35:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | March 8, 2018 | Lawrencinium Tiberius Rochenhoffenstauffengreensteinberg-Jones
    There are several players in the articles below from Church Militant, all increasingly isolated and bereft of public support from their colleagues and peers.  There’s Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, the man who decided against all good reason to attack the state’s largest and most effective pro-life group (Texas Right to Life – TRL), demanding even that a statement from him to all the Catholics of his diocese refusing them “permission” – on a matter of prudential judgment, as if it were even within his purview – to support TRL and desiring souls from each parish report to him...
  • West Virginia Moves to Extend Second Amendment Rights to Parking Lots

    03/08/2018 5:33:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the trend to restore Second Amendment rights across the United States, 22 states have created statutes to protect the right to have arms inside personal means of transportation.  On 27 February, a bill in West Virginia passed the House by an overwhelming majority of 85-14. Here is the Summary From HB 4187: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person...
  • Border Patrol says viral video shows agents nabbing smuggling ‘organizer’

    03/08/2018 5:30:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook videos showing Border Patrol agents arresting a woman in San Diego went viral Thursday, with immigrant-rights activists saying they show a woman being torn from her children — but the agency said she was actually an “organizer” for a major smuggling operation. Activists seized on the videos as evidence of overbearing enforcement. But the Border Patrol said the woman was a justified target, given her involvement with a smuggling operation and her unauthorized status here in the U.S. ~snip~ The videos, both just less than two minutes long,...
  • Trump Holds Happy Cabinet Meeting, Media Despondent

    03/08/2018 5:08:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, I’m thinking right about right now the Drive-By Media is once again depressed and angry, combination of the two. Because every day they get up, as you know, and they think they’re gonna find the silver bullet that’s gonna send Trump packing that day, not six months from now. They think they’re gonna wind up with something that’s gonna send Trump packing, resigning, being frog-marched out of the White House, whatever, that day. And yet every day they look at Trump, and they see a guy having fun, they see a guy enjoying the job, they see a...
  • Advice on buying a economy Camcorder (novice on specs etc.)

    03/08/2018 5:06:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 93 replies
    Amazon ^ | Thu, 03/08/18 | daniel1212
    I am at the point where I am somewhat prayerfully looking a getting should have a camcorder (though I am still without a cell phone which some can be controlled by). But while I have narrowed down the candidates to 5 (plus a Action Camera in case that would be viable). I am looking for one with the best sharp resolution (color quality is not that important) which would be used outsides as well as in, but I have little idea what the specs mean. I see specs such as 720p, or 1920 x 1080P, or 1920x1080 FHD @15fps, 1280x720...
  • K-12: The Other Child Abuse

    03/08/2018 5:00:11 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Republicstandard.com ^ | January 23, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Phil Saviano, starting before he was 12, was repeatedly molested by a Catholic priest in Boston. Decades later, believing he was dying of AIDS, Saviano passed up hush money from the Church so he could expose the pedophilia problem in the Church. Saviano approached the Boston Globe in 1998. They weren’t interested. Then they wrote about individual priests but not the broader problem. In 2001 the Globe published increasingly aggressive articles about the Church’s dirty— and widespread— secret. There were scores of abusers, and hundreds of victims, in Boston alone. But Bishops were protected, and individual priests were moved around...
  • Prayer Requests For Friends Who Dad is About to Die

    03/08/2018 4:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Prayer Request | March 8, 2018 | vanity
    Freepers, My Friends LeeAnn and Scott are driving to South Carolina right now because LeeAnn's father has entered a Hospice today. He is on morphine and is not expected to make it. He has been sick for a very long time and it was known this day might come. Just spoke to LeeAnn and she is all tore up and trying to drive from West Virginia to South Carolina to see him one last time. Please pray for all involved. Thank you.
  • WATCH Roy Moore Accuser Learn That She Can’t Run For Office

    03/08/2018 4:48:11 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Deborah Gibson, who claimed she dated Roy Moore when she was a teenager just announced her intention to run for Florida House of Representatives. There’s only one problem; she is not legally allowed to run for Congress. Before choosing to run, she changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and in doing so disqualified herself from running for office because of Florida state law. She had to be informed by the local news of this fact. Watch the video of her being informed that she can’t run for Congress after announcing her candidacy
  • Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

    03/08/2018 4:45:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 237 replies
    ABC and GMA via Yahoo ^ | March 8th, 2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JORDYN PHELPS,
    President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May, South Korea's national adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. The South Korean envoy said that in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible. He said that Kim had said he was committed to denuclearization, suspending more missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue....
  • DA field looks to November after incumbent's primary ouster(Waco)

    03/08/2018 4:38:52 PM PST · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/7/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    While Barry Johnson remains surprised that he vanquished two-term incumbent Abel Reyna by 20 percentage points, he is turning his attention to the general election for McLennan County district attorney and wondering if he will have one opponent or two. Johnson, 61, easily defeated Reyna, 45, by 59.9 percent to 40.1 percent in the Republican primary Tuesday, lining him up for a November showdown with independent candidate Daniel Hare. Seth Sutton entered the race as a Democrat but suspended his campaign last month, citing personal and professional responsibilities as reasons for the move. His name remained on Tuesday’s Democratic ballot....
  • Swing State Polls Look Good for Trump in 2020

    03/08/2018 4:33:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned the polls earlier about swing states and the reelection in 2020. Now, I’m gonna say again that polls to me are irrelevant this far out. They don’t really mean anything. They do, however, impact the way people feel. They can impact people’s moods, attitudes, and in some cases can cause certain people to act in certain ways. But terms having any real meaning, they don’t. A presidential poll today of Donald Trump and any of the other potential Democrats doesn’t mean anything, and let me prove it to you. Here we are on the 8th of March...
  • Florida Teacher Suspended For 10 Days For Using Racial Slur, Other Offenses

    03/08/2018 4:19:25 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 18 replies
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 03/08/2018 | By Matt Shuham
    A Florida middle school teacher was suspended for 10 days for “using the ‘n’ word” and other offenses, according to an investigation by Duval County Public Schools obtained by WJAX.
  • 25 American Products That Rely On Huge Protective Tariffs To Survive

    03/08/2018 4:08:13 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 27, 2010 | Gus Lubin
    Congress is preparing assail China for protectionist policies, like a 105.4% tariff on US poultry. But anyone who thinks America is a perfect practitioner of free trade needs to wake up. The International Trade Commission lists over 12,000 specific tariffs on imports to America. Hundreds of agricultural, textile, and manufacturing items are highly protected. So are obscure items like live foxes. -Non-specific dairy products -- 20% tariff on imports -Most vegetables -- 20% tariff -Asparagus and sweet corn -- 21.3% tariff -Synthetic outerwear -- 28.2% tariff
  • Trump’s steel tariffs are hated by almost every US Industry

    03/08/2018 4:00:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 98 replies
    MSN/Vox ^ | 3-8-2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Business leaders from nearly every American industry are furious with President Trump right now. They’ve been pressuring his administration to back off from its plan to add steep tariffs on importedsteel and aluminum, which are used to make everything from cars to boats and even soup cans. But the president has waved off their concerns. On Thursday afternoon, Trump is expected to sign an order directing the Commerce Department to add the 25 percent levy on steel and the 10 percent levy on aluminum. He did say, however, that his administration will exempt Canada and Mexico from the tariffs for...
  • Jeff Sessions Dropped a Bomb – Hardly Anyone Noticed

    03/08/2018 4:00:36 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 144 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) I’ve been traveling this week, so I just noticed this myself this afternoon. In an interview with Fox New’s Shannon Bream Wednesday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped a bomb when, after asked about allegations that officials within the FBI and the DOJ had violated the FISA process in order to spy on the Trump Campaign, he said the following: “I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ), to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us;...
  • SAMANTHA BEE INVITES ‘BRAINWASHED’ NRA MEMBERS TO JOIN SCIENTOLOGY INSTEAD

    03/08/2018 3:51:55 PM PST · by Bodega · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 8, 2018 | Samantha Bee
    "...Both of these cults are based on myths...One says that 75 million years ago an intergalactic warlord nuked billions of people..., and then there's the really crazy myth that guns have nothing to do with gun violence....".
  • The New GTY Assault Bible

    03/08/2018 3:51:54 PM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 3-8-18 | James White
    Started off talking about the new “Preacher’s Bible” from Grace To You which I have now dubbed “The Assault Bible.” Light hearted discussion, I assure you....
  • The Path of the Cross

    03/08/2018 3:48:07 PM PST · by metmom · 9 replies
    Key Life ^ | March 5, 2018 | Steve Brown
    The source of almost all spiritual problems is an inappropriate effort to avoid the cross. When we, as the church, turn away from the cross, we miss the path that God gave us—the path to freedom, joy, faithfulness and forgiveness. It’s the only way there.We think the cross is fine and necessary for those who aren’t saved…but, once we’re saved, it’s no longer relevant to our lives. We, as Christians, forget that the cross is the very paradigm for who we are and everything we do, think, feel and believe. So if that’s true (and it is), then what does...
  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer caught in ‘most serious’ internal corruption case in recent memory

    03/08/2018 3:41:49 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the “most serious” example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.