All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Nice analysis by David North on coverage by the NYT and SJ Mercury News regarding the Optional Practical Training program, under which international students can work for 1-3 years after graduation (counted as part of their foreign student visa). Note in particular the item on the “fleet-of-foot Yale University.” I would take issue with David … Read moreAll That Glitters Is Not Gold

New Gold Bull Run Already Started – Gerald Celente

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Top trends researcher Gerald Celente says global central banks are just helping the richest people on the planet and have not saved the economy. Celente says, “They didn’t teach us this stuff in economics 101 or in graduate school, they made this crap up. For example, quantitative easing, you mean buying … Read moreNew Gold Bull Run Already Started – Gerald Celente

Syrian Man Arrested on Terrorism Charges After Planning Attack on Christian Church

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested today based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive … Read moreSyrian Man Arrested on Terrorism Charges After Planning Attack on Christian Church

Director Tracy Toulou of the Office of Tribal Justice Delivers Statement Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Chairman Hoeven, Vice Chairman Udall, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to discuss S. 227, Savanna’s Act; S. 288, Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act; S. 290, Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act; S. 982, Not Invisible Act of 2019; and S. 1853, Bridging Agency Data Gaps and … Read moreDirector Tracy Toulou of the Office of Tribal Justice Delivers Statement Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Louisiana Couple and Their Business Plead Guilty to Operating Sham Medical Reimbursement Account Program that Defrauded the IRS and Program Participants Out of Over $48 Million

A Covington, Louisiana, couple and their company pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme to create, market and operate a fraudulent medical reimbursement program that defrauded the IRS and program participants out of over $48 million. Please follow and like us:

Joint US-EU Statement Following the US-EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

On June 19, 2019, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted the US-EU Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting provided an opportunity for both sides to take stock of their long-standing cooperation in this area and to reaffirm their partnership in addressing common security threats. … Read moreJoint US-EU Statement Following the US-EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

ED may summon Naresh Goyal in Jet Airways privilege case

Jet Airways incorporated Jet Privilege Pvt Ltd (JPPL) as a wholly owned unit in 2012. After Etihad bought a 50.1% stake, it was hived off as an independent entity. Jet Airways holds the remaining 49.9%. In May, the ED called senior executives of the airline to question about the $150 million stake sale in JPPL. … Read moreED may summon Naresh Goyal in Jet Airways privilege case

US warning to Indian companies: Don’t share our goods with Huawei

The May 27 letter, sent to the ministry of external affairs, is being seen as part of US efforts to intensify pressure on India to act against the Chinese company. The US has warned the Indian government that companies found supplying equipment or other products of American origin to Huawei or its units could face … Read moreUS warning to Indian companies: Don’t share our goods with Huawei

Paul Boden on the Homeless Industry and the Criminalization of Homelessness

Paul Boden’s Mantra: Be fearless. “There’s nothing worse than coming from the streets – what are you going to do to me?” As a native New Yorker, Paul has a reputation for telling it how it is … in a … Continue reading → The post Paul Boden on the Homeless Industry and the Criminalization … Read morePaul Boden on the Homeless Industry and the Criminalization of Homelessness

DFA Scenarios Pivot As Risks Rise – Live Show Replay

We ran our regular live Q&A event last night, and had the biggest audience ever (thanks to all those who took part). During the show we discussed the latest data from the RBA, ABS and Moody’s, and our updated scenarios. In the current “risk-on” environment, and with the RBA’s pivot to lower rates, QE and … Read moreDFA Scenarios Pivot As Risks Rise – Live Show Replay

Michigan Sen. Gary Peters Proposes a National Institute of Manufacturing

It’s not easy to have a globally competitive manufacturing sector these days. But having one is crucial to a healthy and growing national economy, as well as our national defense in a potential emergency. That’s the kind of thing regular readers of this blog would expect to find here, on this blog, but it wasn’t … Read moreMichigan Sen. Gary Peters Proposes a National Institute of Manufacturing

Deputy Secretary Kelley and U.S. Government Officials Join the Corporate Council on Africa for Historic Anadarko Signing

Deputy Secretary Kelley and U.S. Government Officials Join the Corporate Council on Africa for Historic Anadarko Signing kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 06/18/2019 – 19:36 Export and investment promotion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov On behalf of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn … Read moreDeputy Secretary Kelley and U.S. Government Officials Join the Corporate Council on Africa for Historic Anadarko Signing

Op-Ed: Ivanka Trump and Wilbur Ross: President Redoubles Efforts to Ensure Good Jobs for All

Op-Ed: Ivanka Trump and Wilbur Ross: President Redoubles Efforts to Ensure Good Jobs for All kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 06/18/2019 – 19:24 Investing in communities and workers Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Publication The Salisbury Post By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump Today, we … Read moreOp-Ed: Ivanka Trump and Wilbur Ross: President Redoubles Efforts to Ensure Good Jobs for All

Chairman Takano Statement Following Reports that VA Fast-Tracked Controversial Drug Spravato to Treat Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Chairman Mark Takano released the following statement after reports from the Guardian and the Center for Public Integrity that the depressant Spravato has been fast-tracked through FDA approval processes and hurried through VA’s contracting process: “I am incredibly alarmed by reporting today that suggests Spravato, a controversial new drug, is being … Read moreChairman Takano Statement Following Reports that VA Fast-Tracked Controversial Drug Spravato to Treat Veterans

Anil Ambani may be out of billionaire club

At Tuesday’s close of trading on Dalal Street, the combined market capitalisation of all of Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Group companies was nearly Rs 5,400 crore, or about $773 million. Anil Ambani holds less than 75% stake in each of the six companies in his group. Younger of the two Ambani brothers, Anil’s worth much less … Read moreAnil Ambani may be out of billionaire club

Im-Politic: On a Parkland Applicant, Harvard Flunks the Character Test

The more I read and think about Harvard Univesity’s decision to rescind admission to Kyle Kashuv because this survivor of the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting last year made a variety of racist and other offensive and bigoted remarks in a digital document two years ago, when he was all of sixteen years old, … Read moreIm-Politic: On a Parkland Applicant, Harvard Flunks the Character Test

Bill that seeks to lift green card cap amended to protect US workers

The US issues 1.40 lakh employment-based green cards annually but not more than 7% can go to nationals of any one country. With a high influx of the Indians in the US, it has resulted in a heavy backlog. Now the bill called ‘The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (S.386)’, has been amended to … Read moreBill that seeks to lift green card cap amended to protect US workers

Dem. Border Town Mayor ‘Sick and Tired’ Of Feds Not Fixing Immigration

Tue, Jun 18th 2019 @ 2:38 pm EDT Bruno Lozano, the Democratic mayor of Del Rio, Texas, a small town in the U.S. Mexican border is fed up with the lack of action taken by the Federal Government to solve the current crisis at the Southern Border. During a town hall meeting with the staffs … Read moreDem. Border Town Mayor ‘Sick and Tired’ Of Feds Not Fixing Immigration

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board with Ivanka Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board with Ivanka Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 06/18/2019 – 13:51 Investing in communities and workers AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you, Ivanka, for that kind … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board with Ivanka Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina