NSW Stamp-Duty Crunched

Revenue NSW released their data to end September today. Residential transfers are significantly down on recent trends. This will put a hole in the state budget. They note: Data as at 01 October 2019. Report includes all Land Related Transfer Duty documents lodged with Revenue NSW between 01-Jul-2009 and 30-Sep-2019. Report includes all Land Related … Read moreNSW Stamp-Duty Crunched

Infosys stock dives 14% on whistleblower plaint

It’s back to 2017 for Infosys. A letter accusing the CEO of dressing up the company’s financials to show better revenue sent the company’s share price plummeting by 14% in morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The anonymous letter writers said they have complained to the company board and to the … Read moreInfosys stock dives 14% on whistleblower plaint

Campaign Fundraiser Agrees To Plead Guilty To Falsifying Records to Conceal Work as Foreign Agent, Evading Taxes on Income Obtained by Lobbying on Behalf of Foreign Entities, and Illegal Campaign Contributions

Federal prosecutors today filed a criminal case charging Imaad Shah Zuberi, a Southern California campaign fundraiser, with falsifying records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials. The criminal charges allege that Zuberi engaged in lobbying efforts that earned him millions of dollars, most of which was pilfered from … Read moreCampaign Fundraiser Agrees To Plead Guilty To Falsifying Records to Conceal Work as Foreign Agent, Evading Taxes on Income Obtained by Lobbying on Behalf of Foreign Entities, and Illegal Campaign Contributions

Treasurer of Multiple Political Action Committees Pleads Guilty to Filing False Reports With The FEC

A Virginia political consultant who served as the treasurer of multiple Political Action Committees (PACs) pleaded guilty today to lying to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) about more than $32,000 in payments of PAC money that he directed to himself and a close friend. Please follow and like us:

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Adam S. Hickey Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee at Hearing Titled “Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies”

Good morning, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Collins, and distinguished Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Department of Justice concerning our efforts to ensure the safety and security of our nation’s elections and to combat malign foreign influence. Protecting our Nation’s democratic processes, including our elections, is … Read moreDeputy Assistant Attorney General Adam S. Hickey Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee at Hearing Titled “Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies”

District Court Permanently Enjoins 15 Individuals and Companies from Involvement in Elder-Fraud Mail Schemes

A federal judge in the Eastern District of New York has ordered 15 individuals and companies to permanently cease their involvement with fraudulent mailings. According to a complaint filed by the United States in November 2018, the defendants mailed, or assisted the mailing of, thousands of solicitations stylized as individualized notices, which falsely stated recipients … Read moreDistrict Court Permanently Enjoins 15 Individuals and Companies from Involvement in Elder-Fraud Mail Schemes

US House “Truth Exposed”: Trump-Ukraine Facts

US House document on Trump-Ukraine. “TRUTH EXPOSED THE SHAKEDOWN Do us a favor though…” – President Trump On September 25, the White House released a record of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, which paints a damning picture of Trump abusing his office by pressing a foreign government to interfere in our 2020 elections. … Read moreUS House “Truth Exposed”: Trump-Ukraine Facts

Trump says ‘phase 1’ China trade pact on track for November

US President Donald Trump on Monday said progress in developing the text of a partial trade pact with China means he will likely be able to sign it next month. Trump remains upbeat on the chances Beijing and Washington will seal the mini-deal he announced earlier this month – marking a cooling-off period in the … Read moreTrump says ‘phase 1’ China trade pact on track for November

Harry Dent Says The Bubble Still Has To Burst!

I caught up with world renowned economist Harry Dent, ahead of his latest visit to Australia next month, and we discussed the debt and housing bubbles and how this may play out. As a valued-add, you can secure up to 2 complimentary tickets to Harry’s Australian events. Melbourne: November 17th-18th Sydney: November 19th-20th Brisbane: November … Read moreHarry Dent Says The Bubble Still Has To Burst!

New Jersey Indian Pharmacy Owner Rao Desu Convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud IRS

Rao Desu (52), owner of several retail pharmacies including Heights Pharmacy in Piscataway, New Jersey was convicted today on charges of conspiracy to defraud IRS. Desu, a resident of Warren, NJ was charged with conspiracy to defraud the IRS on October 18, 2018. The New Jersey Indian retail pharmacies owner Desu was convicted on all … Read moreNew Jersey Indian Pharmacy Owner Rao Desu Convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud IRS

China Wants $2.4 Billion from the U.S. Over an Old WTO Tariff Dispute

Amid an enormous trade war between the U.S. and Chinese governments, China’s trying to get $2.4 billion from the United States for its non-compliance with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling over the legitimacy of tariffs from the Obama era. Yes, that’s right: In 2012 China disputed the application of a bunch of tariffs on … Read moreChina Wants $2.4 Billion from the U.S. Over an Old WTO Tariff Dispute

Immigration ‘Will Be Central’ to Election 2020: A Q&A with David Frum

David Frum, an author, noted thinker and senior editor at The Atlantic, has spent decades in politics and media, serving in former President George W. Bush’s administration and at several think tanks. He’s a speaker at this year’s SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium, where he’ll be talking about the roiled political landscape, the upcoming … Read moreImmigration ‘Will Be Central’ to Election 2020: A Q&A with David Frum

Some California HR Administrators Exempt from ‘ABC Test’ for Independent Contractors

A California law that takes effect in the new year has thrown businesses and gig-economy workers into turmoil as they scramble to determine whether independent contractors must be reclassified as employees. California HR professionals who provide certain consulting services, however, were exempted from meeting the law’s three-pronged test. Please follow and like us:

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Space Startup Summit

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Space Startup Summit KCPullen@doc.gov Mon, 10/21/2019 – 17:33 Space commerce AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Monday, October 21, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Good morning, and welcome everyone to this exciting event. Given the amount of interest in this subject — and … Read moreRemarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Space Startup Summit

U.S. Department of Commerce Continues Suspended Antidumping Investigation of Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico and Issues Final Affirmative Determination of Dumping

U.S. Department of Commerce Continues Suspended Antidumping Investigation of Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico and Issues Final Affirmative Determination of Dumping KCPullen@doc.gov Mon, 10/21/2019 – 17:24 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 21, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, at the request of U.S. tomato producers and as required by the statute, … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Continues Suspended Antidumping Investigation of Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico and Issues Final Affirmative Determination of Dumping

Full Voting Rights Si, Statehood No, by Stephen J. Sniegoski

The leadership of the District of Columbia—aka Washington, D.C.—and most Democratic political figures are fired up to make the District the 51st state. The dominant complaint is that residents of the District suffer from “taxation without representation,” a major slogan of the American Revolution. But this appealing claim for voting rights is really a tip-of-the-iceberg… … Read moreFull Voting Rights Si, Statehood No, by Stephen J. Sniegoski

A Call for a Coup Plus a Week Like No Other for Tulsi Gabbard, by Philip Giraldi

There was what might be described as an extraordinary amount of nonsense being promoted by last week’s media. Unfortunately, some of it was quite dangerous. Admiral William McRaven, who commanded the Navy Seals when Osama bin Laden was captured and killed and who has been riding that horse ever since, announced that if Donald Trump… … Read moreA Call for a Coup Plus a Week Like No Other for Tulsi Gabbard, by Philip Giraldi

Review: Walk on Water, by David L. McNaron

Walk on Water[1] (2004), an award-winning Israeli film shot in Turkey, Israel, and Germany, takes on difficult subjects with verve and humor. The film explores deep divisions and oppositions, and offers an astonishing, if impracticable, way to overcome them: by walking on water. Yes, we get to learn what that could mean. Walk on Water… … Read moreReview: Walk on Water, by David L. McNaron

Is Democracy a Dying Species?, by Pat Buchanan

What happens when democracy fails to deliver? What happens when people give up on democracy? What happens when a majority or militant minority decide that the constitutional rights of free speech, free elections, peaceful assembly and petition are inadequate and take to the streets to force democracy to submit to their demands? Our world may… … Read moreIs Democracy a Dying Species?, by Pat Buchanan

The Trumpenstein Project

It is now more apparent than ever that Donald J. Trump was the creation of someone or something very powerful. He was wound up and escorted directly from his Reality TV world, onto the national political stage. As I’ve noted many times, Trump’s radical, often revolutionary campaign rhetoric appealed to millions of disgruntled citizens like … Read moreThe Trumpenstein Project