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Beck: George Soros Resurfaces talking smack about revolutions, Tea Party


CNN Soros interview:

George Soros responds to Glenn Beck’s attacks.

Obama has lost control , the ‘agenda’ now belongs to the Republican party

Billionaire financier George Soros stands to make handsome profits with his newly launched investment fund, established to capitalize on new “green energy” — a policy agenda largely dependent on government subsidies supported by the Obama White House.

In a statement announcing the new venture — dubbed Silver Lake Kraftwerk (SLKW) — Soros describes the fund’s role to “leverage technology and business model innovation to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, harness renewable energy, and more efficiently use natural resources, among other applications… Developing alternative sources of energy and achieving greater energy efficiency is both a significant global investment opportunity and an environmental imperative.”

SLKW is “focused on providing growth capital to business innovators in the energy and resource sectors” and will operate in Silicon Valley and China.

The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney notes the connection between Soros’ generous financing for liberal groups and their advancement of the “green” agenda. “The big-government policies advanced by the liberal outfits he funds — like Center for American Progress — will enrich the companies in which Soros is investing.”

To help manage his new investments, Soros has also hired Cathy Zoi, Obama’s own Acting Under Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

“An Al Gore acolyte, Zoi was Obama’s point-woman on subsidizing green tech,” Carney notes. “Now she’s going to work for George Soros to profit off of subsidized green tech.”

Zoi’s name might sound familiar. Her husband works as an executive for Serious Windows, a window company the White House has regularly hailed as a “poster child of green industry.” In 2010, the Zoi was accused of having a “conflict of interest” while working on federal weatherization projects while the Obama administration awarded the industry billions in economic stimulus dollars.

The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota investigated:

The Obama Administration’s Serious Conflict of Interest: A Freedom Foundation of MN Investigation. An investigation into a high-level Obama Administration official’s apparent conflict of interest regarding the economic stimulus package and its energy efficiency provisions

“Ms. Zoi is married to Robin Roy, a top executive at Serious Materials, a privately held manufacturer of ‘sustainable green building materials’ located in California. On the Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure submitted by Ms. Zoi to the White House Ethics office as part of her confirmation, Ms. Zoi disclosed ownership with her spouse of 120,000 vested and unvested stock options in Serious Materials, a company her office regulates and that she may profit from.”

But that’s all in the past, right?

“Now Zoi has left the Obama Administration and will go back to work making an honest living in the private sector, where she can put all the knowledge she gained from working for the Department of Energy to work for the private equity firms,” CNBC’s NetNet notes. “Thata girl Zoi!”

The Blaze

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Feb 242011
 
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Storm to Slam Northeast US, Much of Atlantic Canada

Breaking Weather: The Nation’s Worst


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* * * TWC Breaking Severe thunderstorm warning in Arkansas, includes Little Rock. Heavy rain, gusts to 60 mph and hail possible.
1 minute ago

– Tornado warning until 4:30pm CST in Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Henderson, Madison Co. TN Same cell as earlier.

– TWC Breaking Reports of 60+ acre wildfire in Parker Co. TX, along with at least 2 others. Smoke plume headed toward Ft. Worth.

Funnel cloud reported near Medon, TN, or 8 miles NW of Henderson, TN. Radar

– Accu Weather Tornado outbreak threatens the southern US tonight: Arkansas Tennessee

NOTE: Watch Updates in Comments all night long, may have to go to laptop for the storm when it reaches AL. late tonight….

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Feb 242011
 

As the DEA launches worldwide drug raids in response to the recent shooting of two federal I.C.E. agents, Fox News Senior Reporter John Roberts is the first journalist to report live from inside the DEA war room in Virginia.

Throughout the day today, John Roberts is reporting exclusively from the DEA Command Center in Virginia. So far today, 217 arrests have been made and 247 kg of cocaine has been confiscated. Hear the latest numbers from Roberts.

EXCLUSIVE: I.C.E. Special Agent Calls Drug Raid Operation “Personal”

In another John Roberts exclusive report from inside the Virginia DEA command center, I.C.E. Deputy Special Agent Lou Garcia discusses why the raids launched throughout the country and southern hemisphere today are personal … and why they chose to name the operation “Fallen Hero.”

The access we have today is unprecedented. No television news has ever been inside the DEA’s war room during an actual operation before – let alone broadcast live.

It really is an incredible journalistic opportunity to watch this unfold in real time and share it with our viewers.

Insider Exclusive: John Roberts on the Inspiration Behind One DEA Leader

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Feb 242011
 
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In the United States we have a lot to be thankful for…all you have to do is look around the world and see that we do have it pretty good here…

…BUT…

There are serious issues that need to be addressed. The truth is America is on a sharp downward trend towards a despotic police state with a worthless fiat currency, and (s)elected officials who neglect the voices of their constituents for the direction of the corporate elite…

...YES…

I know I just painted a bleak picture… but now we want to hear from you!

Make a youtube video telling the world what you are “Mad as Hell” about.

Here are the video contest rules:

1. Watch and share this video

2. Turn on your webcam.

3. Look into that webcam and tell the world what you’re “Mad as Hell” about!

4. Include the words “I’m Mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”

5. Include a link to http://MadAsHellMoneyBomb.com in your video description.

6. Upload the video to youtube.

7. Email us the video link.

Once we get your video we will put it on the site so others can vote on it. The videos with the highest votes will be played on March 12 during our 12 hour LIVE broadcast webethon!

It’s time to get mad!

In Freedom,

Gary Franchi

—> Aaron Russo’s – MAD AS HELL

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Feb 242011
 

A mother in New Hampshire is calling for the removal of the principal of her daughter’s school after the girl was punched by a classmate in the face. Morgan Gravline, 12, is recovering.

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From Color Lines:

Over at the Huffington Post, Van Jones has issued a call for the country to spread the “spirit of Madison” to all 50 states in a massive day of action scheduled for Saturday, February 26. (Move On ~ Can Soros be far behind?) “The truth is that we don’t live Bangladesh or Malawi. America is not a poor country,” Jones writes. “The public has just been hypnotized into believing that the richest and most creative nation on Earth has only two choices in this crisis: massive austerity (as championed by the Tea Party/Republicans) or SEMI-massive austerity (as meekly offered by too many DC Democrats). It is ridiculous.”

To that end, Jones maps out seven simple steps to return the country to what he calls its “moral center.”

* Increase revenue for America’s government sensibly by making Wall Street and the super-rich pay their fair share.

* Reduce spending responsibly by cutting the real fat – like corporate welfare for military contractors, big agriculture and big oil.

* Simultaneously protect the heart and soul of America – our teachers, nurses and first responders.

* Guarantee the health, safety and success of our children and communities by leaving the muscle and bone of America’s communities intact.

* Maintain the American Way by treating employees with dignity and respecting their right to a seat at the bargaining table.

* Rebuild the middle class – and pathways into it – by fighting for a “made in America” innovation and manufacturing agenda, including trade and currency policies that honor American workers and entrepreneurs.

* Stand for the idea that, in a crisis, Americans turn TO each other – and not ON each other.

~ AGAIN they misuse the intent of a wonderful leader as MLK! -JP

And just in case you missed it, MLK historian Michael Honey outlined the historical legacy of black workers’ struggle to win labor rights. It’s great historical context for the battle that’s brewing in in the midwest.

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