Several executives testified that Nagin was hitting up the firm for contracts for his family granite business at the same time the retailer was negotiating with the city on the construction of a superstore downtown.
The Home Depot executives testifying provided a change of pace in the
government’s case, which on previous days had been dominated by
witnesses convicted of various felonies.
Better watch that language guys; those are his people!
You expect honesty from enviroweenies? Really?
Environmentalists allege that the company hired by the State Department has ties to the oil and gas industry, therefore tainting the objectivity of the review. Some lawmakers and activists tried to get the pipeline decision delayed until the State Department investigated allegations of a conflict of interest, but the Obama administration has yet to release any findings on whether such a conflict exists.
While activists point the finger at the State Department’s contractor, emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute show that environmentalists were working with federal officials to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.
In one email, Lena Moffitt of the Sierra Club — a major pipeline opponent — wrote to three senior policy staffers at the Environmental Protection Agency about a meeting they had where they discussed ways for the agency to inject itself into the Keystone debate.
This is also one more reason to get rid of the EPA. Speaking of corruption,
San Francisco billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer has spent
millions on green causes, including opposing the Keystone XL pipeline.
Steyer founded a hedge fund called Farallon Capital that holds hundreds
of millions of dollars in companies that make oil pipelines.
Delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring
Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries, would serve the interests
of Kinder Morgan. Steyer has even admitted that his own investments with
Farallon Capital could benefit from such action, but has promised to
give any profits he made of such investments.
Yeah, sure he will.
Speaking of corruption and federal agencies, the new IRS commissar- ah, commissioner- was promising to fix things.
The new head of the IRS has apologized to those who suffered because
of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, after he testified
before a House subcommittee for the first time.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told reporters after the hearing
before the House Ways and Means Committee that the singling out of such
organizations for special scrutiny would be “intolerable,” and vowed the
IRS is not doing so now.
Yeah, we might believe that when there's independent confirmation. Not before.
Koskinen also expressed concern over the amount of time and manpower
being spent by the IRS on the investigation into the scandal, calling
the probe a “major drain” on resources.
And it's all self-inflicted, so don't whine about how terrible it is. Especially to the people being screwed by your agency. Especially after hearing about this:
Koskinen drew criticism earlier this week when he announced he was reinstating cancelled 2013 employee bonuses.
To improve morale, y'know.
Couple of days ago found a picture of a guy who apparently tried to pet the tigers
More reason why lots of guys are deciding against college; on top of the insane costs and general stupidity, the chance of being labeled a rapist on bullshit 'evidence'.