Federal investigators revealed another blow to Detroit Public Schools this week. Meet Carolyn StarkeyDarden - the system’s former grant-development director - who has just been charged on suspicion of obtaining nearly $1.3 million by lying about children’s tutoring services. As The Burning Platform's Jim Quinn rages, this is called the “No School Administrator Left Behind” Program.
We showed you the "bored" Chinese workers who traded commodity futures for excitement - Now, it's time to meet North America's oil day-traders... moms-and millenials. The recent volatility in crude oil has gotten the attention of people who do not list trading as their day job, but are randomly attempting to day trade oil anyway...“I just thought, let’s throw a couple of hundred dollars in it...and try it out...I just enjoy the risk and the thrill of the market in general.”
"These changes are a major policy shift that will impact Americans’ digital security, expand the government’s surveillance powers and pose serious Fourth Amendment questions. Part of the problem is the simple fact that both the American public and security experts know so little about how the government goes about hacking a computer to search it." By failing to act, Congress is once again demonstrating that it is not just useless, it’s also dangerously corrupt and incompetent.
"Certain countries outside the region frequently show its military strength in the South China Sea area and this is actually the greatest threat to peace and stability... We urge them to stop stirring up a storm in a teapot and stop sowing seeds of discord..."
Democracy in America, we ask: is it our destiny, or political curse, to have to choose between the lesser of two evils at election time? Why? Are we terminally incapable of acknowledging a fundamental truth: that democracy will never take hold until we change the undemocratic process that keep us in chains... and learn to govern ourselves, selflessly, for the welfare of all?
A federal appeals court overturned a $1.3 billion judgement against Bank of America, ruling that good intentions at the outset shield bankers from fines for subsequent fraud... “Is the idea that a good state of mind initially can insulate you from fraud later on?” exclaimed one law professor, adding, "that would be a very strange and troubling doctrine...it almost seems like the 2nd Circuit fell victim to a lawyer’s trick."
As one sharp Florida realtor explained..."The problem is that investors are no longer buying, and now they're going to be looking to sell..."
With Libertarian Party registrations soaring, and the two establishment party presidential candidates vying for most-hated in history, it seemed approproate to explain the five major pieces of the Libertarian Party platform, as well as some issues its platform committee on Saturday is looking to change for this year...
"It's cheaper to build a dancing robot than it is to hire another Jasmine or Tiffany at $15 an hour..."
"as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be."
If the Trump/Sanders debate proceeds as planned in California, you’re about to witness one of the most important moments of a 2016 general election that hasn’t even begun yet. To say such a debate would be an unmitigated disaster for Hillary Clinton would be the understatement of the century. Let’s explore why.
"The failure of American consumption to pick up over the past year and more in the manner expected can be explained not just by increased consumer caution but also by the increasing costs of two essentially nondiscretionary items for most Americans. That is the soaring cost of medical care and the rising cost of rents." That will be all.