The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS [...]
Why There Is So Much Pro-War Reporting
There are five reasons that the mainstream media and the largest alternative media websites are both pro-war.
1. Self-Censorship by Journalists
Initially, there is tremendous self-censorship by journalists.
A survey by the Pew Research Center and the Columbia Journalism Review in 2000 found:
Self-censorship is commonplace in the news media today …. About one-quarter of the local and national journalists say they have purposely avoided newsworthy stories, while nearly as [...]
STOCKS FALL, OIL TANKS, GOLD GETS CRUSHED: Here’s What You Need To Know
Things got ugly.
First the scoreboard:
Dow: 13,927, -108.1 pts, -0.7 percent
S&P 500: 1,511, -18.9 pts, -1.2 percent
NASDAQ: 3,164. -49.1 pts, -1.5 percent
And now the top stories:
There was a hodge-podge of news today, and for the most part it was negative.
Housing starts dropped 8.5 percent to 890k from last month’s reading of 973k. This was much worse than the 920k level [...]
Long time contributor Dick Morris will no longer be a talking head on Fox New Channel. “His contract is up and we will not be renewing it, ” a spokesperson for the news network confirmed today….
Morris, who was on contract with Fox News throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, had not appeared on the network for almost three months after Fox News president Roger Ailes decided to keep him off the [...]
A homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker named Kai is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from the clutches of a bear-hugging racist who claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
The story goes like this: After ramming his car into a black Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) worker in West Fresno and pinning him to his utility truck, an unidentified man attempted to make things much worse by exiting [...]
In response to the news today that the economy contracted -.1 percent in the final quarter of last year, Democrats are touting the claim that this is “the best-looking contraction in U.S. GDP you’ll ever see.” The claim was originally made by chief U.S. economist for Capital Economics Paul Ashworth.
“The drag from defense spending and inventories is a one-off. The rest of the report is all encouraging,” Ashworth also claimed.
It’s what we expect as shoppers—what’s in the food will be displayed on the label.
But a new scientific examination by the non-profit food fraud detectives the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), discovered rising numbers of fake ingredients in products from olive oil to spices to fruit juice.
“Food products are not always what they purport to be,” Markus Lipp, senior director for Food Standards for the independent lab in Maryland, told ABC [...]
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[...] a new scientific examination by the non-profit food fraud detectives the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), discovered rising numbers of fake ingredients in products from olive oil to spices to fruit juice.
“Food products are not always what [...]
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Fox News Channel announced today that it would shut down for what it called “routine maintenance” Monday morning at 11:30 E.T.
Fox News president Roger Ailes explained the timing of the shutdown, which will be the first in the history of the network: “We wanted to pick a time when we were positive nothing would be happening that our viewers would want to see.”
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/…/fox-news-to-shut-down-for-routine-maintenance-monday-morning-at-1130.html#ixzz2IUiS1Q9z
They are shutting [...]
(NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:
“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.
This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook’s censors to bear. They suspended our account [...]
In the days before he stole a semiautomatic weapon and stormed into an Oregon shopping mall, killing two people in a shooting spree, Jacob Roberts quit his job, sold his belongings and began to seem “numb” to those closest to him.
Roberts’ ex-girlfriend, Hannah Patricia Sansburn, 20, told ABC News today that the man who donned a hockey mask and opened fire on Christmas shoppers was typically happy and liked to joke around, but abruptly [...]
In an interview with Carl Cameron of FOX News today, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan implied that President Barack Obama is attempting to cover up the details of what happened during the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“I think they want to do their very best to keep the people of America from understanding exactly what happened. We expect candor, we expect transparency, particularly, as [...]
Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5s over the opening weekend, the company announced this morning.
This is well below what Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster was calling for. He predicted 6-10 million for the opening weekend.
In fact, Munster called 6 million a “worst case screnario.” So, this is worse than a worst case scenario.
The stock is down 2% in pre-market trading.
Last year Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4Ss during the opening weekend. The iPhone 5 was a major redesign, and lines [...]
From King World News:
Today, Tom Fitzpatrick spoke with King World News about the recent move in both gold and silver. Fitzpatrick expects the price of gold and silver to smash through their all-time highs as gold surges to $3,400, and silver heads to $100.
Here is what top Citi analyst Fitzpatrick had to say, along with some powerful charts:
“You can still have corrections and track sideways occasionally, but to us the [...]
From King World News:
On the heels of news out of Europe that the ECB will do unlimited bond buying, Marc Faber told King World News today, “It was expected that they would start with further monetary easing at some point.” Faber warned, “I believe central bankers are in this world to print money. They are, intellectually, completely dishonest or incompetent, and that’s all they know.”
Faber, who is author of the [...]
From King World News:
Today, Rick Rule spoke with King World News about spectacular home runs some investors have been hitting in the gold, silver, and crude oil markets. Rule, who is now part of Sprott Asset Management, also predicted, “… gold and silver prices will trade higher in the six to 12 month time frame.”
But first, here is what Rule had to say regarding QE and the inflation/deflation debate: “A [...]
BREAKING NEWS TODAY
Big drop in Chinese exports growth, fueling more problems to an already battered world economy. We are totally screwed if this worsens. Recovery sluggish at best, if there even is one.
China’s export growth collapsed and imports and new yuan loans trailed estimates in July, adding to signs the global economy is weakening and raising the odds the government will step up measures to support expansion.
Outbound shipments increased 1 percent from a [...]
This offer is sure to vex all the Obama campaigners who think they alone are on the cutting edge of voter outreach.
“While I won’t be breaking any news today, I wanted to let you know how to be the first to get the VP scoop with our new Mitt’s VP app,” says Beth Meyers, the senior adviser to Mitt Romney who has led the search for his running mate these [...]
The big Chinese news today is out of Qidong, a city of over a million inhabitants one hour north of Shanghai, which has seen widespread protests against an industrial waste pipeline.
Protests in China aren’t rare, but the scale and violence of this protest make it remarkable. Reuters reports that 1,000 protestors marched on government offices, eventually storming and vandalizing them, as well as turning over at least five cars and one minibus.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio on FOX News today: “I’m not stopping anything. I’m going to continue to enforce those state laws regardless of what the federal government is trying to put pressure on me to satisfy all these activists, which by the way are in front of my building right now.”
Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration
The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential [...]
This news is going to be everywhere today, but it’s solidly in the topics I care about (and you readers care about — at least I think you do), so I’m going to cover it regardless.
The magazine Consumer Reports is publishing a report and poll on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture. From everyone’s reactions when I write about this, I thought people cared about this issue, but [...]
On the heels of a significant rally in stocks, along with gains in gold, silver and oil, today King World News interviewed acclaimed money manager Stephen Leeb, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Leeb Capital Management. Leeb told KWN what factor will be moving key markets going forward. But first, here is what Leeb had to say about the situation in Europe: “Spanish bond yields hit record highs, at least [...]
(CNSNews.com) – The number of American women who are unemployed was 766,000 individuals greater in May 2012 than in January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In January 2009, there were approximately 5,005,000 unemployed women in the United States,according to BLS. In May 2012, there were 5,771,000.
The BLS derives its employment statistics from an overall number it calls the [...]
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama pointed a finger at the news media today when he gave thecommencement address at all-female Barnard College in New York City, attributing some of the blame for what he described as a lack of faith in American institutions on news reports that focus on “sensationalism” and “scandal” and carry “a message that change isn’t possible.”
In a survey conducted last September, Gallup discovered that 47 percent of Americans believe [...]
From King World News:
Today, King World News interviewed one of the wealthiest and most street-smart pros in the business, Rick Rule. Rule is founder of Global Resource Investments, which is now part of the $10 billion strong Sprott Asset Management. KWN reached out to Rick to get his take on what is happening in key markets.
Here is what Rule had to say:
“I guess two things stand out to me. The [...]
From King World News:
Today, King World News interviewed one of the wealthiest and most street-smart pros in the business, Rick Rule. Rule is founder of Global Resource Investments, which is now part of the $10 billion strong Sprott Asset Management. KWN reached out to Rick to find out how investors can position themselves in 2012 to make the big money going forward. Rule laid out exactly what investors need to [...]
Would “be a real tragedy” if law is upheld
March 26, 2012
Appearing on Bloomberg News today, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul said he suspects that the Supreme Court will rule it is Constitutional for the government to uphold a mandate requiring most Americans to buy health insurance.
Oral arguments begin this week on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ‘Obamacare’. All the GOP candidates have pledged to repeal the law.
“I suspect [...]
A Response from Goldman Sachs
From Chairman Lloyd Blankfein
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – The following letter to Goldman Sachs’ worldwide clients was issued today by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein:
Dear Goldman Client:
By now, many of you have probably read the regrettable resignation letter published in today’s New York Times by former Goldman executive Greg Smith, explaining why he is leaving the firm after twelve years.
In the letter, in which he [...]
March 12, 2012, at 6:32 pm
by Jim Sinclair in the category In The News |
The way to handle a crisis is simple: Lie about the details and size.
I spent the day in NYC at meeting on corporate affairs. We were sitting in a well appointed board room attended by twelve articulate, informed, mature, experienced investors and traders of the markets.
One of the attendees asked if anyone knew what the number was on the [...]
by John Williams in the category In The News
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
My Dear Friends,
The MOPE is cranking. Now the focus is on the slowdown of global business pointing towards China and the improvement in employment figures in the USA. All are being interpreted as reasons for gold [...]