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Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Husband – Sweartheart real estate deal

As verified by snopes.com @ http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, most of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch about $19 billion. A regular real estate commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive listing for handling the sales. That company is CRI and it...

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The “Farm Bill,” which is 80% food stamps, was defeated in the House

House conservatives on Thursday defeated the multiyear $500 billion “farm bill” by a vote of 195-234, objecting to the massive size of the pork-filled bill. The White House threatened to veto the House version because it cut too much money ($3.2B) out of the food stamp program, which makes up 80% of the farm bill. The cost of the food stamp program has doubled in just five years under the Obama administration, despite his claims that our economy is on the mend. The Senate version “cut” a small $400 million per year out...

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EU considers gender quotas on private company boards

The socialist European Union, unsatisfied with the number of women that have been selected to the boardrooms of “private” businesses in their countries, are considering a new effort that could result in legislation requiring that women occupy up to 60 percent of the seats on corporate boards! Excerpt: France and other countries with legally binding quotas have made the most progress in placing women in top business positions, Ms. Viviane Reding (senior justice official in the European Union) said during an interview Friday in...

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Bipartisan House bill may reestablish private property

As of June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 there was no private property in America. In Kelo versus the City of New London, the Court decided that economic development is considered a “public use” under the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause. The City of New London wanted some private land for a private developer (Pfizer Corp.) so they took it using eminent domain saying the property was “blighted” because they would get more taxes from the company than the homeowners who lived on the property. The ruling allowed the...

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Obama’s crony capitalism, but no money for school kids

Wikipedia defines Crony capitalism as an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, and so forth. The Washington Post reported that, “$3.9 billion in federal grants and financing went to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers.” The White House claims, of course, that awards were based on...

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Do you know how to catch wild pigs?

A current question circulating the internet is, “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?” The answer is you catch them by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the area where the pigs are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, the pigs begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You...

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