S&W screwed, O& Soros OK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cycloneman, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Obama Justice Department Decapitates Gun Industry: FBI Arrest 21 Gun Industry Executives in Las Vegas to Attend Gun Show
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    Illinois Gun
    January 22, 2010

    What’s being touted as the largest single investigation and prosecution against individuals in the history of the Justice Department’s enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act occurred Monday in Las Vegas.

    Since the election of Obama the main question for gun owners has been, “when will Obama come after the guns”?

    The individuals arrested are executives and employees of military and law enforcement products companies that were in Las Vegas to attend the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (Shot show) and are charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

    The indictments allege that the defendants engaged in a scheme to pay bribes to the minister of defense for a country in Africa but the alleged sales agent was in reality an undercover FBI agent.

    Here is the link to the whole story.


    I only picked out the above part cause i thought it was interesting. Keep reading and you will see what else i think is interesting. I got this in a email so i just copied it. Two faces heh?:mad:

    "Today, even though President Obama is against off shore drilling
    for our country, he signed an executive order to loan 2 Billion of our
    taxpayers dollars to a Brazilian Oil Exploration Company (which is the 8th
    largest company in the entire world) to drill for oil off the coast of
    Brazil ! The oil that comes from this operation is exported solely to China !

    Now here's the real clincher...the Chinese government is under contract to purchase all the oil that this oil
    field will produce, which is hundreds of millions of barrels of oil".
    We have absolutely no gain from this transaction whatsoever!
    This gets even more interesting.

    Guess who is the largest individual stockholder of this Brazilian
    Oil Company and who would benefit most from this? It is American
    BILLIONAIRE, George Soros, who was one of President Obama's most generous
    financial supporter during his campaign.

    If you are able to connect the dots and follow the money, you are
    probably as upset as I am. Not a word of this transaction was broadcast on
    any of the other news networks!

    Forward this factual e-mail to others who care about this country and where it is going.

    Also, let all of your Government representatives know how you feel about this.


    AUGUST 18, 2009, 1:45 P.M. ET

    Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling
    Too bad it's not in U.S. waters.
    You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil .
    The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil 's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil 's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro . Brazil 's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.
    The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas .
    But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil , why not in the old U.S.A. ? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire.
    The Bush Administration's five-year plan (2007-2012) to open the outer continental shelf to oil exploration included new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico . But in 2007 environmentalists went to court to block drilling in Alaska and in April a federal court ruled in their favor.. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department was unsure whether that ruling applied only to Alaska or all offshore drilling. So it asked an appeals court for clarification. Late last month the court said the earlier decision applied only to Alaska , opening the way for the sale of leases in the Gulf. Mr. Salazar now says the sales will go forward on August 19.
    This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn't allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts , which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields, which are set to make Brazil a leading oil exporter. Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won't allow at home.

    Here’s the link to the Wall street Journal article to confirm this.


    This article as well as others confirm Soros’ stake.

    Feb. 17, 2009, 9:20 p.m. EST

    Soros reports 73.5% increase in Petrobras stake

    By Tony Cooke

    Billionaire investor George Soros on Tuesday reported that during the fourth quarter he increased his already considerable stakes in Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE:pBR) and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE:pOT) .

    Soros, through his Soros Fund Management LLC, reported holding 36.8 million American depositary receipts of the Brazilian oil company known as Petrobras as of Dec. 31 - a holding valued at about $900 million at the time. Soros held 21.2 million ADRs at Sept. 30, according to his disclosure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Soros also reported holding $434 million in Potash shares as of Dec. 31 - a total of about 5.9 million shares. He reported holding 3.3 million Potash shares as of Sept. 30.

    Petrobras and Potash were the two largest stakes reported by the Soros fund as of Dec. 30.

    Soros also disclosed changes in stakes for companies in which he holds, or at one time held, more than 5% of the outstanding shares.

    Soros reported cutting his stake in JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU) to 6.7 million shares, or 2.46%, from 9 million shares, or 3.33%. He also reported raising his stake in Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:LSCC) to 8.67 million shares, or 7.51%, from 8.21 million shares, or 7.11%, and raising his stake in RF Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD) to 8.57% from 5.11%.

    He reported no holdings in Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE:NMM) ; he had reported holding 600,000 shares, or 5.71%, in November 2007.

    He also reported cutting his stake in Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR) to 46,265 shares from 78,817 shares, and cutting his stake in Wind River Systems Inc. (WIND) to 166,666 shares, or 0.22%, from 3.22 million shares, or 4.13%.
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    when Mr O and Mr S and the rest of the "favoured few" ask you to say "ARRRRRH"

    they mean bend over, and say it

    so bring your own vasaline, cause its gonna hurt eh

    ( i know it already is, but the real thrust is still to come)

    sorry folks

    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010

  3. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Thanks for the articles Cyclone. Maybe people will start to see how corrupt this admin really is.

    Ya, thanks a lot Jack. Well I guess the truth hurts doesn't it?
    I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree with you.
  4. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Golden, Colorado

    While the corruption of this administration doesn't surprise me, the
    level @ just how blatant it is.... DOES! :mad: This whole thing smells
    like an outhouse @ a chili cookoff.

    SR :mad:
  5. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    NE Ar. W. of Black River
    If the Obama/Soros/ Petrobras affair isn't insider trading, I can't imagine what would be.

    Are these people too powerful to be charged let alone prosecuted? I can't see it happening while Holder is AG.

    Corruption unimaginable before the last election. The next 3 years are surely going to be something to see.

    Hey Shumer, how about a Congressional investigation. Just think of the cameras.
  6. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    The links between O and Soros are well-documented. It's only sad that the average American doesn't even know who Soros is, much less are they inspired to take action at the voting booth. We're a nation in trouble... Sometimes I feel like a lot of us are unduly locked up in the mental ward with the loonies. The ward in this case is the entire US... :eek:

    The attack on gun companies should come as no surprise with Eric Holder in the Attorney General's post... He is the poster boy for gun control through legislative measures. One needs to look no further than his service under Janet Reno to decipher this. It's not a surprise... :eek:
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  7. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    Southern California: Inland Empire
    Copied and posted to spread the word.
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