Trump’s Energy Policies Put Alaska in the Climate Crosshairs

Since taking office in 2017, the Trump administration has had Alaska’s wild places in its crosshairs. This winter, the administration will attempt to auction off the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, which would have extensive impacts on a pristine ecosystem and the Alaska Native communities that depend on its resources … Read moreTrump’s Energy Policies Put Alaska in the Climate Crosshairs

Former Chief Executive Officer of a Brazilian Petrochemical Company Charged for His Role in a Scheme to Pay Bribes to Brazilian Officials and to Falsify Company Books and Records

An indictment was unsealed today charging a former chief executive officer (CEO) of Braskem S.A. (Braskem), a publicly traded Brazilian petrochemical company, for his role in a massive bribery and money laundering scheme involving Braskem and its parent company, Odebrecht S.A. (Odebrecht), that resulted in the diversion of hundreds of millions of dollars from Braskem … Read moreFormer Chief Executive Officer of a Brazilian Petrochemical Company Charged for His Role in a Scheme to Pay Bribes to Brazilian Officials and to Falsify Company Books and Records

Kentucky Hospital to Pay over $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare Inc., doing business as Pharmacy Plus and Pharmacy Plus Specialty (collectively, Jewish Hospital), of Louisville, Kentucky, have agreed to pay $10,101,132 to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to the Medicare program, the Department of Justice has announced. Please follow and like us:

Colorado Business Owner Convicted in $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in Denver, Colorado, found Martin Fields guilty yesterday of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit money laundering, making false claims against the United States, and money laundering, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Please follow and like us:

Two Former Houston Police Department Officers Indicted in Connection to Fatal Raid

Three people are now in custody in relation to the fatal raid that occurred in January 2019 on Harding Street in Houston, Texas, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick for the Southern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. … Read moreTwo Former Houston Police Department Officers Indicted in Connection to Fatal Raid

Protect U.S. Workers National Billboard Campaign – Utah Billboards are up & running

SALT LAKE CITY UTAH RESIDENTS WILL SEE THE BELOW BILLBOARDS THIS WEEK. TO UTAH – PLEASE CALL SENATOR MIKE LEE @ 801-524-5933 AND ASK HIM WHY HE IS CHAMPIONING A BILL CALLED s386 WHICH WILL GIVE ALL EMPLOYMENT BASED GREEN CARDS TO INDIA ONLY FOR THE NEXT 14 YEARS. BILL s386 IS BEING BACKED BY … Read moreProtect U.S. Workers National Billboard Campaign – Utah Billboards are up & running

Out And About In Wollongong

We recently posted Out and About in Wollongong featuring the Jolly Swagman, in which we examined the state of the local economy. The show was supported by some excellent research from Mitchell Grande, a recent Graduate of Politics, Philosophy, Economics (Honours) at the University of Wollongong – concerned with Australian public policy, and especially energy policy. … Read moreOut And About In Wollongong

DFA Live Property And Finance Q&A 20 Nov 2019 And Updated Scenarios

We ran our regular live event last night. This is the high quality edited edition, including some behind the scenes footage. We discussed our scenarios on property prices and other economic metrics over the next couple of years as well as a range of other important questions from the community. The original recording of the … Read moreDFA Live Property And Finance Q&A 20 Nov 2019 And Updated Scenarios

E-Verify Records Purge

Terra R. Martin is an associate in the Immigration & Workforce Mobility practice group in Polsinelli’s Atlanta office. Terra leverages her experience in immigration law spanning over seven years, to best serve her clients. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Terra worked as a senior associate and in-house counsel. Terra focuses her practice on preparing and filing … Read moreE-Verify Records Purge

Westpac Hit By AUSTRAC Court Action

AUSTRAC, Australia’s anti money-laundering and terrorism financing regulator, has taken Westpac to court, alleging the major bank violated anti-money laundering and terrorism regulation on over 23 million occasions. Via Australian Broker. According to AUSTRAC CEO Nicole Rose, the decision to commence civil penalty proceedings came on the back of a detailed investigation into Westpac’s non-compliance. … Read moreWestpac Hit By AUSTRAC Court Action

Mortgage Expense Benchmarks Under The Microscope

The use and regard to expenditure benchmarks is “an area that is ripe for further guidance from ASIC”, and will be a focus of the updated RG 209 guidance next month, the financial services regulator has suggested. Via The Adviser. Speaking at the parliamentary joint committee on corporations and financial services hearing on its oversight … Read moreMortgage Expense Benchmarks Under The Microscope

Leonardo DiCaprio pushes for safe air in Delhi

Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Hollywood star and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio gave a push for safe air in Delhi by posting online about the “hazardous pollution levels” in the Indian city. He took to Instagram to share the post with his 37.9 million followers. “#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in … Read moreLeonardo DiCaprio pushes for safe air in Delhi

Slavoj Žižek’s “Pervert’s Guide” to Anti-Semitism, by Andrew Joyce

This is an essay on anti-Semitism, but because it’s also about Slavoj Žižek we’re going to have to start with the subject of extra-marital affairs. Very early in my academic career, I was asked to take part in a cross-faculty seminar, where PhD students could present small talks on the development of their research. As… … Read moreSlavoj Žižek’s “Pervert’s Guide” to Anti-Semitism, by Andrew Joyce

Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans

Editor’s note: See this new Senate report on the Chinese government program to transfer or steal knowledge and research from American universities. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY American taxpayers contribute over $150 billion each year to scientific research in the United States. Through entities like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy’s … Read moreThreats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans

The Truth About World War II Is Beginning To Emerge 74 Years Later

The Truth About World War II Is Beginning To Emerge 74 Years Later Paul Craig Roberts “The Lies About World War II” (https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/05/13/the-lies-about-world-war-ii/) is my most popular column of the year. It is a book review of David Irving’s Hitler’s War and Churchill’s War, the first volumn of Irving’s three volume biography of Winston Churchill. … Read moreThe Truth About World War II Is Beginning To Emerge 74 Years Later

Indians living in US up 9 lakh since 2010

The United States of America continues to be a land of immigrants, but there is a significant decline in the number of new migrants. According to the American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2018, which measures the US population as of July 1, 2018, the total number of foreign-born population in the US stood at … Read moreIndians living in US up 9 lakh since 2010

Gotabaya’s victory and after: What Sri Lanka’s election verdict means for the country’s ethnic groups, and for India  

The election of former defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the seventh President of Sri Lanka came as no surprise to those familiar with the island’s politics. Gotabaya’s strong and assertive personality, focussed on results rather than means, earned him… Please follow and like us:

House-Keeping: I Just Got Suspended by Twitter??!?!!?

Many of you who know me either in person or through my writings know that I adore Twitter.  I’ve repeatedly stated that by light years it’s the most effective medium I’ve ever used from the standpoint of reaching individuals and organizations I very much want to reach.  It’s also great for challenging users to express … Read moreHouse-Keeping: I Just Got Suspended by Twitter??!?!!?

Dr. Siva Subramanian becomes the first Hindu-American recognized by Interfaith Council

Dr. Siva Subramaniam, 74, chief of the Department of Neonatology at Georgetown University Hospital, on Nov. 14, became the first Hindu-American to be honored with the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington’s ‘Interfaith Leadership Award’ at its 40th anniversary interfaith conference… Please follow and like us:

Dr. Siva Subramaniam becomes the first Hindu-American recognized by Interfaith Council

Dr. Siva Subramaniam, 74, chief of the Department of Neonatology at Georgetown University Hospital, on Nov. 14, became the first Hindu-American to be honored with the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington’s ‘Interfaith Leadership Award’ at its 40th anniversary interfaith conference… Please follow and like us:

An Alternate Solution for France’s Digital Services Tax

Editor’s Note: Jeff Ferry is chief economist at the Coalition for a Prosperous America, where Arpan Dahal serves as a research assistant. Bill Parks is a member of the coalition’s board and the founder of NRS Inc. in Moscow, Idaho. In this article, the authors argue that a sales factor apportionment system at France’s statutory rate would likely generate more than double the revenue … Read moreAn Alternate Solution for France’s Digital Services Tax