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Biden Institute Refuses To Disclose Donors; Blinken Faces Questions Over $22 Million In Anonymous Chinese Contributions

The Biden Institute at the University of Delaware has refused to disclose all of its donors now that Joe Biden is President, according to Politico. Joe Biden speaks during an event to formally launch the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware on March 13, 2017. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo The Institute, established in 2017…

Welsh Man Would Give Council Over £50 Million If It Let Him Dig Landfill For Lost Bitcoin

Authored by Lily Zhou via The Epoch Times, A Welsh man on Friday repeated his previous request to the local council for permission to search a landfill site for a lost hard drive, which he claims contains bitcoin now worth around £210 million ($287 million). The 35-year-old said that he’s willing to donate 25 percent of the value of the lost…

Biden To 'Immediately' Send Congress Bill That Would Offer Citizenship To 11 Million Illegals

President-elect Joe Biden will ‘immediately’ send a legislative package to Congress which would provide a pathway to citizenship for some 11 million illegal immigrants, according to the Los Angeles Times, according to “immigrants rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.” The bill would also provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of…

“655 people have $4 trillion in wealth. 200 million can’t cover a $1000 expense.”

By Michael Snyder The COVID pandemic has caused the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us to grow larger than it ever has been before.  Thanks to the hyperinflationary policies of the Federal Reserve and our politicians in Washington, stock prices have soared to unprecedented heights in recent months.  This pushed the wealth…

Illinois Expunges Over Half a Million Past Marijuana Convictions Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey Illinois expunged over 500,000 past marijuana convictions in 2020 despite federal prohibition. Illinois legalized marijuana by a legislative act in 2019 and the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law also created a process for expunging low-level marijuana convictions. Under the law, nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for…

Icahn Dumps $600 Million In Herbalife Back To The Company, Will Surrender 5 Board Seats

About 8 years after Carl Icahn famously entered the Herbalife fray, spurring a short squeeze that helped decimate Bill Ackman’s now-infamous $1 billion short against the company, Icahn appears to be making his exit. Icahn reportedly will be selling $600 million worth of his stake back to Herbalife and, as a result, will be relinquishing his…

Here Are All The Banks That Paid Janet Yellen $7.3 Million In Speaking Fees In The Past 2 Years

When openly bribing a politician, financier or any other power figure is too – how should we put it – illegal, there is a well-known loophole that has been used for decades to circumvent the straight to jail hazard: the old “pay for speeches” shortcut, where otherwise boring, insipid and uninspirational figures who have nothing…

Fake Pastors Swindle Churchgoers In $28 Million FX/Crypto Ponzi Scheme 

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against two Maryland companies and their principals allegedly defrauding more than 1,000 investors in a $28 million Ponzi scheme.  The SEC first filed the complaint against 1st Million LLC and Smart Partners LLC, and their principals, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, in August, for defrauding…

2020 Ends With Around 20 Million Americans Still On Jobless Benefits

By Tyler Durden The total number of Americans on government unemployment benefits ended 2020 just below 20 million. 2019 ended with just 2 million on jobless claims… Source: Bloomberg Initial claims dropped on the week, back below 800k (787k vs 835k exp and 806k prior). Become an Activist Post Patron for just $1 per month…

Trump Administration Approves $290 Million Bomb Sale To Saudi Arabia

Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com, The State Department approved a potential sale of Boeing-made precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia worth an estimated $290 million. The Trump administration notified Congress of the deal on Tuesday. Last week, the Trump administration moved forward with a plan to issue a license to Raytheon that would enable the weapons dealer…

ARK's Innovation ETF Posts $137 Million Outflow On Tuesday, Its Largest On Record

One day after we speculated the top in ARK Funds could be in, based on what appeared to be a technical trend in inflows breaking down, ARK’s Innovation ETF posted its largest outflow on record. The ETF saw $137 million in outflows on Tuesday of this week, according to Bloomberg, marking a stark break from…

GreenPro Doubles Overnight After $100 Million Bitcoin Investment… But Here's The Real News

Just over a month ago, when we discussed the ongoing accumulation of bitcoin by (formerly) business-intelligence company, Microstrategy, whose CEO Michael Saylor has emerged as one of the most vocal supporters of the crypto space (and with good reason – MSTR stock has exploded ever since it first started converting its cash into bitcoin), we…

Two Pandemic Assistance Programs Expire Today, Leaving 12 Million Without Benefits

By Tyler Durden With Congressional leaders feigning productivity for two months on a renewed stimulus – only for President Trump to veto their 11th hour porkfest and demand they increase direct stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person – a series of assistance programs are set to lapse into the new year. Two of…

Indian Call Center Scams $14 Million From Americans In Elaborate Scheme

Sometimes we have to question the intelligence of Americans. It’s no secret that unhealthy lifestyles and eating mounds of junk food can impair brain function. With that being said, intelligence is lacking for some Americans as thousands were recently swindled out of millions of dollars by a scammy Indian call center. According to the NYTimes, an Indian call…

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Sells For Paltry $22 Million After $100M Listing

The late ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson’s iconic (but more recently notorious and infamous) 2,700 acre Neverland Ranch has sold for $22 million after it initially listed in 2015 for $100 million.  According to the Wall Street Journal this week, public records reveal it’s been bought by former Jackson business associate and billionaire Ron Burkle. Jackson…

54 Million Americans – Including 18 Million Kids – To Lack Access to Sufficient Food by Year’s End

By Elias Marat A new analysis has found that 54 million people in the United States, including 18 million children, will lack access to sufficient food by the end of the year. The report from U.S.-based anti-hunger group Feeding America underscores the extent to which chronic food scarcity and malnourishment has surged in poor communities…

Social Security Is A Mess: There Are 6 Million Active Accounts Of People Aged 112+

By Tyler Durden Our friends at Open The Books continue to expose government waste – and fraud – and in their latest investigation, they have shone the spotlight on one of the largest wastes in the US government: the Social Security Administration. What they have uncovered is that Social Security admitted to $8 billion in…

Grandmother Wrongfully Arrested Naked in Home, Tased in Jail, Wins $2.4 Million Payout

By Elias Marat A grandmother in Colorado who was subject to brutal treatment by the police while naked and in her own home has received a $2.4 million settlement. Carolyn O’Neal, 49, was drawing a bath for herself at her apartment in a sober living facility in 2014 and posed no danger to herself or…

Polish Bill Threatens $2.2 Million Fines For Social Media Companies Who Censor Lawful Speech

As UK lawmakers consider a 2021 ‘Online Safety Bill,’ which would allow fines of up to £18 million (US$24 million) against online platforms that ‘fail to protect users or remove harmful content,” (including ‘disinformation and cyberbullying‘) things are a little different in Poland, where sticks and stones still have an advantage over words and political…

Top Retail Group Expects 150 Million Shoppers On "Super Saturday"

Retail stocks caught a slight bid premarket Friday following a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) that said over 150 million American shoppers could buy holiday gifts in stores or online on the last Saturday before Christmas, otherwise known as “Super Saturday,” up by more than 2 million from last year, reported Reuters.  “Consumers have…