Chicago Funnels A Third Of Property Taxes To Mayor-Managed Slush Funds

Authored by Chris Lentino via IllinoisPolicy.org,

Nearly a third of property tax revenue in Chicago is diverted into 143 TIF districts controlled by the mayor, nearly half of which are located in affluent neighborhoods.

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  • Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million

    April 24, 2018

    | Margot Cleveland

    This article was originally published by The Federalist.The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday’s news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia.Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week’s federal court filing that exposes an $84 million ...read more

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#BLOODMOON Q+TRUMP: “They Will Never Control Us Again!” #ENDTHEFED #PRAYERWAVE

#BLOODMOON Q+TRUMP: “They Will Never Control Us Again!” #ENDTHEFED #PRAYERWAVE

As we pass through the intensity of the Blood Moon total lunar eclipse, the Freedom Team continues to take down the Slavery Cabal. President Trump will soon follow in the footsteps of Andrew Jackson and End the Fed Reserve enslavement system. Pray this goes worldwide! Today is a day for prayer and exhaling, letting the intensity of Mars dissipate without conflict. Prayers to all those affected by the intense weather accelerated by the Blood Moon, especially Japan with its oncoming typhoon. Pray for the declaration of tensions in Jerusalem and Iran.

Thank you to everyone who supports You Are Free

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Expect More Instability, Corruption, And Crime From Mexico’s AMLO

Authored by Steve Hanke via The Mises Institute,

On July 1st, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) won Mexico’s presidential election in a landslide. He pulled in a whopping 53% of the vote. This left the candidate from the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), José Antonio Meade, in the dust, with a third place finish and only 16% of the vote. Ricardo Anaya from the conservative National Action Party (PAN) didn’t do much better. His second-place finish only carried 22% of the vote.

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Avenatti Vs. Trump In 2020? Porn Lawyer To Speak At Pivotal DNC Event

Michael Avenatti, the fiery attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels, as well as separated illegal immigrants and a few more Trump accusers, apparently – looks to be getting serious about his early July pledge to take on Trump in 2020. 

In a Thursday tweet, Avenatti announced that he will be speaking at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on August 10. The Clear Lake, Iowa event has previously featured Presidential contenders Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  ...read more

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Rickards: Get Ready For The “100-Year Flood”

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning,

One of the long-standing reasons to own physical gold or invest in gold mining shares is to hedge geopolitical risk or the risk of natural disaster.

From the Black Death in the 14th century to the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century to the world wars of the 20th century, gold has been a reliable store of wealth. There is no reason to believe that such existential events are no longer a danger. ...read more

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Deadly California Wildfire Marches East; Mass Evacuations Ordered Amid State Of Emergency

A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California surged towards major residential areas early Friday after killing two people and destroying dozens of buildings, prompting local emergency officials to issue urgent evacuation warnings for residents of Redding and surrounding areas, reports the New York Times

Dry conditions and triple-digit temperatures added fuel to the fast-moving blaze, known as the Carr Fire, as it marched eastward, swept over the Sacramento River and pushed into the outskirts of Redding, the largest city in the region. A firefighter with the Redding Fire Department and a privately hired bulldozer operator, who was helping fight the

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Fannie, Freddie Regulator Mel Watt Investigated For Sexual Harassment

In Friday’s edition of #MeToo in addition to Les Moonves we have a second entrant: Mel Watt, FHFA director and regulator of insolvent mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is under investigation for alleged sexual harassment of an employee.

According to Politico, a Federal Housing Finance Agency staffer accused the FHFA director of “repeatedly making inappropriate sexual advances when she tried to discuss career and salary concerns.” ...read more

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Amite Residents Charged with Civil Rights Crimes for Abusing Family Member with Disabilities

A federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana, returned a six-count human trafficking and hate crime indictment relating to the abuse of D.P., a 22-year-old woman with disabilities, in Amite, Louisiana. Raylaine Knope, 42, Terry J. Knope, II, 45, Jody Lambert, 23, and Taylor Knope, 20, are charged with one count of conspiring to obtain the forced labor of D.P., in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1594(b); one count of forced labor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1589; and one count of using force and threats of force to interfere with D.P.’s federal Fair Housing Act rights because of

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South Florida Tire Retailer Sentenced To Prison For Excise Tax Conspiracy

WASHINGTON – A Coral Springs, Florida, tire retailer was sentenced today in the Southern District of Florida for conspiracy to defraud the Government, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida. 

Nestor Bastidas, 53, of Coral Springs, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for conspiring to impede and impair the Internal Revenue Service with respect to excise taxes on tires.

According to documents and information provided to the court, Bastidas owned and operated The Fat Tires, Co.,

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