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The Conspiracy Guy – 11.14.17

Conspiracy Guy #51: The Sandy Hook charade continued, with The New York Times featuring crisis actors Francine and David Wheeler on its front page regarding a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the weapons said to have been used to kill 20 kids and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. But the school had been closed by 2008 and …

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iEat Green – Executive Director of Hunger Action Network Susan Zimet – 02.23.17

Susan Zimet has been the Executive Director of Hunger Action Network of New York State since February, 2015. Hunger Action Network is a membership organization of emergency food providers, advocates, faith groups and low-income individuals whose goal is to end hunger and its root causes, including poverty. Hunger Action Network has the dual goals of reducing hunger in the short term (e.g., increase funding for emergency food, stronger food stamp programs, more community gardens) while promoting long-term solutions such as universal health care, living wage jobs, and affordable housing. Susan has a long career in government and in media relations and marketing. She has dedicated herself to advocating on public policy issues such as property tax reform, protecting the environment, women’s rights and veteran’s rights. Prior to joining Hunger Action Network, Susan served as an elected official, representing the Town of New Paltz in both the Ulster County Legislature and as the Town Supervisor. She also served as Vice President, Associate Media Director at Grey Advertising and taught advertising and media at SUNY New Paltz. In addition to Hunger Action Network, Susan is also President of Zimet Group, Inc., a consulting and lobbying group, dedicated to bringing business and government together for the public good. Working in cooperation with many environmental partners, Susan was instrumental in helping to push through the historic moratorium in NYS on Fracking, back in 2007. The Zimet Group executive produced media campaigns against hydro-fracking, including; ‘I Love My New York Water” celebrity commercial, as well as “Water Rangers”. Susan is also the President of ‘Votes For Women 2020’, a not for profit dedicated to educating, celebrating and promoting the upcoming 100 th anniversary of a women’s right to vote. Susan has authored a book for young adults on the subject, which is scheduled to come out this year.

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Nika Knight – Bad Week for Exxon: Outlook Plunges as NY Court Says Climate Criminal Must Comply

ExxonMobil is having a very bad week. The oil giant was slammed Wednesday with a ruling against it from New York’s highest court in the ongoing climate fraud investigation, as well as a scathing report from a financial analysis firm that suggested the company’s fortunes may be in “irreversible decline.” The New York State Supreme Court ordered the oil behemoth …

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ELIZABETH GROSSMAN – How fossil fuel use threatens kids’ health

The burning of fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — creates pollution that not only can harm health but also foster climate change. Together these impacts pose an outsize risk to children, studies show. Their data point to a growing need for society to better protect kids. That’s the conclusion of a new report. It was prepared by Frederica …

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Eric Zeusse – cWhy Both Clinton & Trump Are Corrupt

In order to overcome the partisanship on both sides of this U.S. Presidential contest, the corruption of both of the candidates needs to be acknowledged, and a quick way to do that is to consider the cases of their respective charities (we’ll go beyond that to a broader view afterward): On September 10th, David A. Farenthold headlined in the Washington Post, «How …

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Leid Stories—NY’s Attorney General Targets Trump Foundation; Ignores Clintons’ Charity Fraud—10.04.16

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, saying there is reason to believe there are major irregularities with the Trump Foundation’s fundraising practices and even with its legal status as a charity, on Monday banned the foundation from soliciting funds in New York (where the foundation is registered) until it complies with state charity laws.

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Leid Stories—Pot and Kettle: Hillary Clinton Boldly Assails Trump’s ‘Ethics’ – 9.07.16

With polls showing Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton in the final stretch of the presidential race, Clinton is using all tactical weapons at her disposal to make him an also-ran. Her weapon of choice yesterday was ethics. Clinton boldly assailed Trump’s lack thereof in his debt-laden business operations, his still-unreleased tax returns, his lawsuit-plagued Trump University that went defunct six years ago, and the Trump Foundation’s violation of federal laws prohibiting charities from making political contributions.

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Pratap Chatterjee – “Project Omega” Reveals Secrets Of Dark Pools Stock Trading

Investment Technology Group (ITG), a U.S. stock broker, paid a $20.3 million fine for running a secret operation named Project Omega to take advantage of “dark pools” trading orders made by its clients. Experts say that Barclays and Credit Suisse may also soon pay fines for dark pools trading scams.Most traders buy and sell stocks on public stock exchanges – …

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Why Are Some Supplement Companies Thinking about Giving Durbin What He Wants?

The senator’s bill has been repeatedly defeated. Why capitulate now? A trade journal reports that some in the supplement industry are apparently considering supporting a Durbin-style proposal for a supplement pre-market notification system. It was reportedly discussed at a recent trade meeting. What is the explanation? One that we have heard is that some supplement companies are seeking to placate …