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Follow the Money!

October 7, 2008

Let’s follow some taxpayer money and see where it goes!
No one should be surprised that democrat Barak Obama funneled tax payer money to members of his family.

As a state senator, Democrat Barack Obama awarded $75,000 in government grants to a Chicago social service organization led by a rabbi who is also his wife’s cousin, records show.

In 1999, Obama arranged for $50,000 for adult literacy and counseling services offered on Chicago’s South Side by a group called Blue Gargoyle. A $25,000 grant for the group’s youth services followed the next year.

The group’s executive director when the grants were awarded was Capers Funnye, a South Side rabbi and Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air points out that this is a pattern of corrupt behavior for Barak H. Obama.

He sent money to friends and family (Michael Pfleger and Jeremiah Wright were two more recipients of his largesse) as an Illinois state senator, and as a US Senator, he sent money to his wife’s employer. Obama requested more than a million dollars a day in earmarks in his first three years in the Senate. He’s not part of the solution to Washington’s corruption — he’s part of the problem.

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Vicious anti-Sarah Palin smear campaign may have strong ties to the Obama Campaign

September 22, 2008

JawaReport has been doing something MSNBC or CNN won’t do, actual investigative reporting about Barak Obama and his campaign. It is an ugly story that the worshipers of the “Lightgiver” don’t want to face.

Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:

– Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.

– The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.

– Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.

-The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.

-This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod’s firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as “astroturfing.”

-David Axelrod is Barack Obama’s chief media strategist.

-The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.

There is a lot more, including possible FEC violations, and pushing the anti-Sarah Palin smear video they produced to far left extremist web sites that would spread it even if they knew it was a pack of lies.

Like so much far left extremists astroturf, if you follow the money, it leads back to George Soros. Expect the far left extremist 527s to start spreading even more lies about Senator McCain and Gov. Palin.

The Obama campaign appears to be organizing a coordinated smear campaign of epic proportions.

The Palin smear video analyzed here fits in nicely with the post-Palin pick narrative being offered by the Obama campaign. That narrative is that John McCain may not fill out his term in office. The narrative is bolstered by questions about McCain’s age, the present status of the skin cancer he once had, and by demands that his medical records be released.

The second ingredient in the narrative paints Sarah Palin — who would take McCain’s vacated Presidential office — as not ready for the job. Obama’s campaign has called her experience & intelligence into question, but there is also a “grassroots” viral campaign of deception that claims Palin is on the political fringe and is a religious lunatic.

Just in the past week, since we first began following the astroturfing of Sarah Palin, rumors have circulated that Palin was a member of the John Birch Society and that she hates rape victims. Bored with the spreading the lie that Palin thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old and that she banned books, this week the netroots are claiming that she supports witch hunts. Not metaphorical witch hunts, actual witch hunts.

Clearly, the truth doesn’t matter to these Obama supporters. They are engaging in the lowest forms of fear mongering.

It does look like the Jawa Report has uncovered some ugly truth about the far left extremists in the Obama Campaign. A sure sign is that the coverup has begun.

UPDATE: Within an hour of this post going up, YouTube videos implicating Ethan Winner were yanked, sockpuppet accounts deleted, and more importantly, the Wikipedia entry on David Axelrod began to edit out mentions of his well know astroturfing campaigns. Hmmm, it sounds to me like we’re on to something.

Take the time to read the whole thing.

HT to Day by Day.

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Follow the Money!

August 23, 2008

In yet another episode of Follow the Money!, we have a tangled web of corruption involving Barak Obama, Michelle Obama, the University of Chicago Medical Center, where Michelle Obama worked as a vice-president until recently, and a major Barack Obama donor.

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Follow the Money!

August 14, 2008

As the man who wrote the screenplay said, “Follow the Money.”
In this case, the trail leads to the stink of corruption and democrat so-called “leader” Nancy “SanFran Nan” Pelosi.

By way of Absinthe & Cookies, comes this story of corruption and greed.

Under pressure from federal lawmakers concerned about high energy prices, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule prohibiting petroleum-market manipulation, giving the agency authority to levy fines of up to $1 million per violation a day.

Pelosi, who owns stock in CLNE, a company founded by T Boon Pickens and LIBERAL activist WR Hambrecht, stands to make MILLIONS on an $50,000 to $100,000 investment which may include anywhere from 3,000 to 22,000 shares, depending on the price she paid

Here is what is irrefutable. The company is valued at $632 MILL but if it succeed in its Proposition 10 proposal for California, it would increase its value at least tenfold and if the Pickens Plan, which calls for hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars, goes through its value could be increased a hundredfold!

Pelosi’s manipulation of the market is of a most decisive kind, she is using the excuse of “saving the planet” to refuse to allow the market, and not a central panning committee or government, to determine what kind of energy is produced where

Follow the Money

August 12, 2008

As the man who wrote the screenplay said, “Follow the Money.”

The Man Who Paid Off Edwards’ Mistress Is Now Fund Raising For Obama.

ABC News reports:

The Dallas Morning News over the weekend profiled Fred Baron, the chairman of Sen. John Edwards’ campaign finance committees in both his 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns.

Baron also, as you may know, has been paying significant lumps of cash to Edwards’ former mistress Rielle Hunter, and others involved in the scandal.

Baron claims Edwards knew nothing about it, and Edwards told ABC News Friday the same.

The article states that Baron is currently “raising money for nominee-to-be Barack Obama.”

One thing you should have learned about this is that the truth is just not in democrat John Edwards.

Follow the Money

June 25, 2008

As the man who wrote the screenplay said, “Follow the money.”

In this case, let’s follow the money behind James Hansen, a high priest in the Cult of Algore.

The money leads to the far hard left extremist George Soros. The man who funded most of the far left 527 attack ads in 2004.

Remember that James Hansen used to push the theory that the planet was experiencing “global cooling” and was warning that the planet was entering a new ice age.

Could it be that he found the money better on the other side of the fence?

It is interesting that a lot of lefties are whining that Hansen is being “swiftboated.”
If you use the real definition of the word, which is:

Swiftboating – 1. (verb) – to use actual quotes and facts that are 100 % traceable to the party they are attributed to. 2. (noun) – the published record of an individual that is later used against them.

…well then, they may be right.

As the man who wrote the movie screenplay said..

November 23, 2007

Follow the money!

Follow the Money…

August 29, 2007

Those were the words of the man who wrote the screenplay (contrary to liberal myth, Deep Throat never uttered those words, nor were they in the book)

Not bad advice though (thank you William Goldman).
In this case it is a huge amount of money coming from a very modest San Francisco home and ending up in the coffers of democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Captain Ed has details, as does the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal has noticed a strange correlation between the donations of a major contributor to Hillary Clinton and a family living in a modest Daly City, California home. Despite having an annual income that would likely qualify as John Edwards’ other America, the Paw family has contributed over $45,000 to Hillary’s electoral campaigns — on the same days as mega-donor Norman Hsu, who once lived at the same address

So far, the Journal has not shown any wrongdoing, but the implication is pretty clear. Hsu pledged to raise over $100,000 to the Hillary campaign, and he may have used the Paws as a front for his money — or money from someone else. The Paws do not have the kind of money from the single salary as a postal carrier to donate $47,500, unless one thinks that a working-class family in a Frisco suburb would spend that money getting Hillary elected rather than fixing their house or preparing for their retirement.

The Journal does some digging on the Paws, perhaps a little too much for comfort for privacy activists. They just refinanced their home for $270,000, which indicates that they didn’t have $47,500 just laying around. Yet even with their modest 1300-square-foot house mortgaged to the hilt, the residence qualifies as one of Hillary’s top five donor addresses for this election cycle.

Let us return to Mr. Hsu, a HRC fundraiser

One of Hillary Clinton’s major fundraisers turns out to also be a major felon on the run. Yesterday, connections to Norman Hsu turned up in a Wall Street Journal investigation into large donations from a family of modest means at Hsu’s old address. Today, the Los Angeles Times reports that Hsu lammed it after agreeing to serve a three-year stretch for grand theft.

Carbon Offset Scam!

April 26, 2007

Saw this one coming several miles away. The whole “carbon offset” deal is one big scam.
The Financial Times has a write up on the green version of Three Card Monty

A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases, suggesting some organisations are paying for emissions reductions that do not take place.

Others are meanwhile making big profits from carbon trading for very small expenditure and in some cases for clean-ups that they would have made anyway.

The FT investigation found:

■ Widespread instances of people and organisations buying worthless credits that do not yield any reductions in carbon emissions.

■ Industrial companies profiting from doing very little – or from gaining carbon credits on the basis of efficiency gains from which they have already benefited substantially.

■ Brokers providing services of questionable or no value.

■ A shortage of verification, making it difficult for buyers to assess the true value of carbon credits.

■ Companies and individuals being charged over the odds for the private purchase of European Union carbon permits that have plummeted in value because they do not result in emissions cuts.

Francis Sullivan, environment adviser at HSBC, the UK’s biggest bank that went carbon-neutral in 2005, said he found “serious credibility concerns” in the offsetting market after evaluating it for several months.

“The police, the fraud squad and trading standards need to be looking into this. Otherwise people will lose faith in it,” he said.

People loosing faith in the cult of Algore would be a damn good thing.

Follow the Money!

April 8, 2007

Keep in mind that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a political body first and foremost.
Doug Ross has a good round up of key data on them, including their principle driving goal, scamming money.

Recall that the IPCC is “a political body and not a scientific panel.” It has commissioned billions of dollars worth of research by thousands of scientists. In fact, a great many scientific livelihoods rest upon the promotion of the IPCC’s curriculum.

But that’s only the beginning of the story.

The Carbon-Offset Market: “Fraudulent” and “Fictitious”

A set of meetings in March (“The Vienna Energy Efficiency and Climate Meetings” – March 19-22, 2007) offers another clue. Much of the discussion related to the growth of the carbon offset market. Panelists represented a variety of companies set to profit from “carbon offseting,” including the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Point Carbon, EDF Trading, Capital Carbon Markets, and Natsource.

Carbon offsets are a currency that supposedly allow organizations and individuals to “make up” (offset) their carbon-dioxide emissions.

What Al Gore and the rest of the IPCC bureaucrats won’t tell you is that wanton profiteering appears to be at the very heart of “carbon offsets.” Put simply, a wide range of respected scientists, environmentalists, researchers, agriculturalists, and activists believe that carbon offsets are a “scam”, “fantasy”, “fiction”, “nonsense”, “fraudulent” and worse.

In a 2001 report, a UK-based environmentalist group called The Corner House labeled the carbon-offseting scheme a “fantasy.” And even earlier, in May of 2000, a presentation at the Agrarian Studies 2000 Conference at Yale University denounced the carbon offset market in extremely stark terms:

…This [carbon-offset] market is being put together not so much by states as by a burgeoning international web of technocrats, multilateral agencies, corporate alliances, brokers, lobbyists, consultants, financiers, think tanks, lawyers, forestry companies and non-government organizations…

…the [biological climate-change equivalents, or carbon sequestration credits] commodity to be traded in this new market is fictitious…

In fact, what did IPCC officials do around the time they were finalizing their reports? They formed businesses to take financial advantage of their ‘findings’. Among the IPCC panel members set to benefit from earlier IPCC reports on warming were Richard Tipper, Mark Trexler, Pedro Moura-Costa, Careth Phips, Sandra Brown, and Peter Hill. Tipper, for example, formed a consulting company just months after being appointed to one of the UN’s climate panels.

The World Rainforest Movement investigated these bizarre financial ties and concluded that the IPCC report “must now be shelved due to their clear conflict of interest and a new report instigated which will be free of the taint of intellectual corruption.”

And solar energy portal Ecotopia reports that members of the IPCC “…had vested interests in reaching unrealistically and unjustifiably optimistic conclusions about the possibility of compensating for emissions with trees… [and] should have been automatically disqualified from serving on an intergovernmental panel charged with investigating impartially the feasibility and benefits of such… projects.”

In other words, IPCC members were poised to profit from carbon-profiteering from the very outset of their reporting.

Read the whole thing.