May 15, 2013
Excerpted from EO-History: The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at [...]
Feb 11, 2013
An Arizona man who was arrested at the behest of the TSA, following a wisecrack over a jar of peanut butter is suing the federal agency for $5 million.
Frank Hannibal, 50, was detained and dragged from LaGuardia Airport recently by police after a run-in with TSA agents over the jar of gourmet sandwich spread.
“The liquid oil that separated from the peanut butter had them baffled,” Hannibal told [...]
Sara Bittorf, Chief Brand Officer at Boston Market, went on Undercover Boss at the behest of the company’s CEO
She posed as a waitress competing on a nondescript reality show
As a kitchen trainee, she was instructed by Ronnie in Duluth, Ga.
Ronnie, her shift supervisor, said he hated customers more than anything in the world
He was fired for mouthing off about the restaurants’ guests
‘Without the guests in there, we don’t have a [...]
Note found tucked in box of Halloween decorations shipped from China.
“If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever. People who work here have to work 15 hours a day without Saturday, Sunday break and any holidays. Otherwise, they will suffer torturement, [...]
Gaza was just a walk in the park – its about to get real
The Sunday Times’ claims Hamas instructed its sleeper cells in West Bank to prepare for armed struggle to overtake the territory.
According to the report, citing the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the Aman military intelligence service, Hamas, at the behest of Iran, was preparing to seize power in the West Bank as it did in Gaza [...]
“And a double kudos to a certain outgoing Congressman from Florida who when asked if they could count on his vote for Boehner’s Plan B said, “Tell Speaker Boehner he can go to hell. I won’t vote for anything he sends my way unless it’s a vote to impeach Barack Obama or his own resignation as Speaker. Preferably both.””
- from WH Insider
Rep. Allen West, a true American patriot and hero, was [...]
For months, if not years, Britain’s defence chiefs have made it clear they are desperate to get out of Afghanistan. They have clung to the increasingly implausible claim that training and mentoring Afghan security forces was going well, indeed better than expected.
That claim has been shattered by Nato‘s decision, taken at the behest of the US, to suspend joint Nato-Afghan ground operations. The decision strikes at the heart of Nato and British [...]
The federal government has closed a criminal probe of alleged financial misconduct by Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Friday.
A separate federal investigation relating to allegations of civil rights abuses by Arpaio’s office is continuing.
The announcement on Friday marked the end of an investigation that began in November 2010 at the behest of [...]
August 9, 2012
Attorneys representing media outlets are in court to push for the publication of files concerning the Colorado cinema murders. The judge put a gag on the files at the behest of prosecutors, but the press argues the public has a right to see them.
The decision to seal the documents off from public access “undermines our nation’s firm commitment to the transparency and public accountability of the criminal justice [...]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hezbollah of carrying out the attack in Burgas Bulgaria and called the terror group: “The long arm of Iran.”
Oil Spikes As Netanyahu Threatens Iran
The first on-the-record comments, regarding the bombing in Bulgaria, from Israel’s Netanyahu are not the most politically correct. His ire with the world’s ignorance of Iran’s terrorist-fostering position is very clear as are his threats and promises for retribution. Not good. And [...]
Russia has announced it is readying two warships to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens, in a sign that it is taking precautions against a worsening of the security situation there.
A spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, told Russia’s Interfax news agency the mission would be undertaken “in case of necessity” and his comments appeared designed to clarify speculation that warships had already set sail for Syria. [...]
In browsing the last seven months of video commentary that Charles Biderman, of TrimTabs, has produced, he is clear on one thing, “nothing has changed”. With an ‘admittedly rigged’ stock market now at the behest of global central banks and the slow-motion train-wreck in Europe seemingly approaching the end of its can-kicking-road, Biderman is frustrated by the inane financial media’s perpetual belief that we are ‘a grand plan’ away from [...]
Cyber experts: Spyware too sophisticated to have come from anywhere else
The Flame computer virus which is threatening to bring countries to a standstill is too sophisticated to have been created anywhere other than the U.S., it was claimed today.
As the United Nations prepares to issue its ‘most serious warning’ to guard against the superbug, cyber experts said it carried all the markings of a U.S. espionage operation.
Specifically, they have pointed [...]
‘Flame’ bug has been used to hack into Iran computers
Trojan superbug 100 times bigger than most forms of malicious software
The United Nations is set to issue an urgent warning to guard against the most powerful computer virus ever unleashed amid fears it could be used to bring countries to a standstill.
In what was being seen last night as the dawn of a new era in cyber warfare, UN computer security [...]
A man from southern Israel divorced his wife this week because she had brought 550 cats into their home.
The husband, apparently not a cat lover, told the Rabbinical Court in Beersheba that he was unable to sleep in his bedroom because the surface of the marital bed was constantly covered with cats who refused to lie on the floor.
The man, in his divorce request, complained that the cats also blocked his [...]
David Cameron denounced plans for a ‘conservatory tax’ as bonkers yesterday.
He pledged to veto the proposals that would have forced homeowners to spend hundreds of pounds extra on energy efficiency when they build an extension or fit a new boiler.
The Mail revealed yesterday that Tory ministers were in revolt over the plan – an element of the so-called Green Deal.
Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, the original architect, hit back yesterday [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market
What Kind Of Power Should Government Have Over Your Life?
The concept of government power is a strange and complex cipher. The existence of governments has always been predicated on assumptions of necessity, but few societies have ever truly considered what those necessities might be. What is government actually good for? What do they do that is so important? And, what happens when a government fails in the [...]
President Obama rallied with union workers at a Boeing plant in Washington, but he praised the manufacturing conducted by Boeing in South Carolina, even though his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tried to close the South Carolina plant at the behest of the Washington union workers.
“So this company is a great example of what American manufacturing can do in a way that nobody else in the world can do it,” [...]
January 18, 2012
The underhanded effort to fundamentally alter the internet under the guise of protecting the copyrights of Hollywood and its transnational “entertainment” corporations was delivered a distinct set-back a few days ago when Congress retreated on its full-steam ahead effort to ram SOPA down our throats.
Faced with massive outrage and a political backlash, the Obama administration threatened a veto of the SOPA legislation and in response Congress shelved it.
Equally important [...]
Patrick Brown, executive director of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, peeks into the windows of TD Bank in Burlington on Monday during a protest against the bank remaining open on Martin Luther King Day on Monday Jan. 16, 2012. / EMILY McMANAMY, Free Press
After a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Burlington’s City Hall Contois Auditorium Monday, about a dozen demonstrators marched on the TD Bank branch [...]
Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, told Big Government this week that her mother wants to leave Congress–and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors.
During a telephone interview, Ms. Pelosi–speaking from a friend’s home in New York City–described her mother’s predicament:
She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They [...]
It is gratifying to see President Barack Obama condemn the disgraceful storming of the British Embassy in Tehran by thugs acting at the behest of the Iranian regime. After all, Obama has been notoriously slow in the past to criticise the brutal actions of the Iranian government after initially extending the hand of friendship to it. But did he really need to make another embarrassing foreign policy gaffe while doing [...]
BY THOMAS CATAN AND DEBORAH SOLOMON
Solyndra LLC, a California solar-panel maker once hailed by President Barack Obama as “the future” of clean energy, is the target of a criminal investigation into whether its executives knowingly misled the government to secure more than $500 million in loan guarantees, said people familiar [...]
Not TechCrunch editor. Not AOL Ventures employee. Michael Arrington is on his own.
It has been a very long week for AOL. And it’s about to get even longer.
Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, was launching a venture capital fund that would include an $8 million commitment from AOL (AOL). Then came a more official version via the NY Times, which included [...]
by Robert Paulson
Title: How the USA got to where it finds itself, why the full faith and credit of governments is inferior to real assets and how we can fix it once and for all
I used to think like a statist, and I used to agree with them. It’s appealing to redistribute wealth, especially when it’s not fairly achieved.
But what I’ve realized is that the solution [...]
After halting foreclosures for a time last fall, the banks have continued to submit mortgage papers “of questionable validity.”
July 19, 2011 | Advertisement In what was dubbed last year as “foreclosuregate,” banks began relying more heavily than ever on so-called robo-signers and foreclosure mills — offices staffed by underqualified foreclosure “experts” — to cut corners during the foreclosure process, often wreaking [...]