A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Government´s Empty Buildings
Are Costing Taxpayers Billions

National Public Radio, by Laura Sullivan

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 3/15/2014 3:25:43 PM

On a street corner in downtown Washington, D.C., David Wise is opening a century-old iron gate in front of an old, boarded-up brick building. Wise is an investigator for the Government Accountability Office, the government´s watchdog group. His mission is to figure out why the government owns so many buildings, like this one, that it doesn´t use. The 132-year-old brick structure is sitting on prime real estate six blocks from the White House. It was once a school, but it´s been vacant for almost three decades. "All the walls are peeled, there´s collapsed ceilings, there´s moisture problems. It runs pretty much the

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/15/2014 4:50:16 PM     (No. 9770233)

This is not new, but has been going on for many years. Don´t expect this Administration to try to save money, though, by selling the buildings, unless a spouse or relative of a Democratic Congressperson handles the matter.
The fee will be 110% of the sale price.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/15/2014 5:19:03 PM     (No. 9770264)

They cost us more when they´re full.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: rolanddd, 3/15/2014 5:36:58 PM     (No. 9770270)

NPR is going after these easy,safe targets to build up their "we´re fair" creds without going after IRS,fast&furious , benghazi etc.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/15/2014 6:01:03 PM     (No. 9770291)

The head of GAO used as an example dividing up his office so the created common area could be used by other employees. That´s great but penny ante compared to paying to maintain thousand of empty buildings because government is a lousy manager.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/15/2014 6:25:10 PM     (No. 9770302)

But taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 3/15/2014 6:54:28 PM     (No. 9770325)

When I see Girl Scouts selling cookies, sometimes I give, sometimes not.

Most of the taxes that I pay I see as charity. Why give more? When I was a kid, I never got free stuff like that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Sandbar, 3/15/2014 6:59:46 PM     (No. 9770327)

#1, I believe I read an article a couple of months ago that one of the California senators husbands has already tied this up. It may have been for abandoned post office building only. I suspect that this is the reason this is being published now. We will see a push to discard them and hefty kickbacks.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 776016




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"



McDaniel to Discuss Possible
Election Challenge
WTOK [Meridian, MS], by Courtney Ann Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 3:14:10 PM     Post Reply
Jackson, Miss. State Sen. Chris McDaniel has scheduled a Wednesday news conference to describe what his campaign says is evidence of voting irregularities surrounding the June 24 GOP runoff and to discuss his next steps. McDaniel led voting in the June 3 primary but lost in a June 24 runoff with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran for the Republican nomination. The matter could end up in court. Mississippi College Law professor Matt Steffey says that wouldn´t be the easy way out for McDaniel. "The law makes it difficult to challenge an election," said Steffey, "because in our society that´s the thing that´s supposed to

Ex-state official, convicted felon Ravenel
presents signatures to run for SC Senate
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 5:35:22 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Former South Carolina state treasurer Thomas Ravenel has presented signatures to get on the ballot as an independent running for Lindsey Graham´s U.S. Senate seat. Ravenel said he gave 17,000 signatures when he arrived Monday at the state Election Commission in Columbia. Election officials will have to verify the signatures. That process is expected to take about a month. Ravenel became state treasurer as a Republican in 2007. He had to resign months after his election when he was charged with buying cocaine for himself and his friends. Ravenel says he is running to reduce the size of government,

Library Coordinated with Clinton
Staff Prior to Free Beacon Ban,
Internal Emails Show
Washington Free Beacon, by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 5:26:21 AM     Post Reply
University of Arkansas library administrators were in contact with Clinton Foundation officials the same day the university rushed to take action against the Washington Free Beacon for publishing recordings of Hillary Clinton discussing her 1975 defense of a child rapist, according to internal emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Administrators scrambled to “get the lawyers involved” to draft a “cease and desist” letter to the Free Beacon the morning after the “Hillary Tapes” report, and over a week before the university admitted it did not actually own the copyright for the recordings. Additional emails revealed that other media outlets had previously

Here’s my solution to halt tide of illegals
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 5:20:04 AM     Post Reply
There’s a very simple solution to this Obamanation that’s occurring on the southern border. Enforce the law. By which I mean, deport them. Deport them all, not just the latest huddled masses yearning to live for free, forever, in Section 8 housing on EBT cards. No, we must deport all of the 12 or 20 or 30 million illegal aliens who are turning this country into a Third World flophouse. Can we do it? Yes, we can. A few years back, Marsha Coakley famously said, “Technically, it’s not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.” The ways things are going, it won’t be long before

   

 



 
Washington’s secret to staying relevant:
a little Botox here, a tuck there
Washington Post, by Roxanne Roberts    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 4:58:03 AM     Post Reply
Summertime, and the living is easy: backyard barbecues, beach books, plastic surgery. It’s the worst-kept secret in Washington. Plenty of those glowing faces returning from vacation are the result of a doctor, not a few days off. Summer, especially in an election year, is prime time for nips, tucks and other cosmetic fine tuning. Not that anyone here admits it — in the magical world of politics, public officials and talking heads are genetically blessed with hair that never turns gray, baby-smooth foreheads and barely any wrinkles. And by plastic surgery (or Botox, laser treatments, body sculpting, dermal fillers, pick your poison), we’re

Dirty Tricks, Tea Party Suicide
and Rising Mississippi Anger
New York Times, by Campbell Robertson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 2:34:38 PM     Post Reply
JACKSON, Miss. — Mark Mayfield, one of the founders of the Mississippi Tea Party, had lost his political appetite. He stayed away from Facebook and stopped writing letters to the editor. He went to his law office, but often had little to do, since his major clients had all but cut him off. When the runoff for the Republican primary came around, pitting longtime Senator Thad Cochran against State Senator Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party challenger whom Mr. Mayfield deeply believed in, friends said Mr. Mayfield could not even bring himself to vote. Then on the morning of June 27, three days

Disarray, data manipulation
at Phila. VA, report finds
Philadelphia Inquirer [PA], by Tricia L. Nadolny    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 2:26:16 PM     Post Reply
Inspectors surveying Philadelphia´s Veterans Affairs benefits center in June found two stunning signs of disarray: mail bins brimming with claims dating to 2011 and other benefits that had been paid twice. More alarming, the team from the VA Office of Inspector General found evidence that staff tasked with managing pensions for the eastern United States were manipulating dates to make old claims appear new, according to a report obtained by The Inquirer. The findings are the first clear evidence that the city´s VA system is not immune from controversies that have plagued other centers and sparked a growing scandal over delayed care

´Joan of Arc´ Warren hurts
the Grimes campaign
Herald-Leader [Lexington, KY], by Bill Stone    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 11:01:53 AM     Post Reply
Throughout her campaign for U.S. Senate, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has tried to run and hide from Washington liberals in her party headlined by President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Not anymore. Recently, and incredibly, Grimes officially aligned herself with the most exotic Democratic Party segments by campaigning with the doyenne of the leftist hierarchy, former Harvard professor, and now U.S. senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Kentucky´s small-business owners believe in promoting America´s economic advantages such as our natural energy resources. Warren thinks that whatever success we achieve has come at the expense of our fellow citizens. She discounts the

Michelle Nunn’s felon fundraiser
Constitution-Journal [Atlanta, GA], by Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 10:52:51 AM     Post Reply
When Michelle Nunn attended a fundraiser on Capitol Hill the other day, as we reported, one of the three co-sponsors of the event was Virtual Murrell, who owns a government relations firm in D.C. The conservative National Review dug deeper into Murrell’s background and found quite a tale: Murrell was indicted in 1994 by a federal grand jury on charges that he solicited and received over $37,000 in bribes from businesses in San Francisco while serving as an aide to an Oakland city councilman. The indictment found him guilty of violating the Hobbs Act, a federal statute that prohibits elected and

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Police: Dollar General underwear
thief flees in ice cream truck
The State [Columbia, SC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 9:22:23 AM     Post Reply
ROCK HILL — An ice cream truck was the getaway vehicle for a Rock Hill woman accused of stealing two pairs of underwear from the Dollar General store on Cherry Road. Police say the 34-year-old shoplifting suspect put the undergarments in her purse Thursday afternoon and then walked out of the store without paying, according to a Rock Hill police report. She then fled in a white ice cream truck. An officer was familiar with a woman matching the suspect´s description who operated an ice cream truck. Police went to the woman´s home in the Catawba Terrace neighborhood, and told

Obama´s unpredictability
´stresses´ Secret Service
The Hill [DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 4:47:46 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s recent campaign-style adventures outside of the White House bubble are a chance for the president to shed the confines of his office, relishing the beer, barbecue, and face-to-face conversations with everyday Americans he wistfully describes as too inaccessible as president. But the more frequently “the bear gets loose”, as the president and top staffers jokingly refer to the unscheduled forays away from the White House grounds, the more heartburn the president causes for the Secret Service agents charged with protecting his life. Obama himself acknowledges that his impromptu walks and trips to restaurants can prove stressful for his

Pope Francis: ´About 2%´
of Catholic clergy paedophiles
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 4:43:23 AM     Post Reply
Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that reliable data indicates that "about 2%" of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles. The Pope said that abuse of children was like "leprosy" infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper. He vowed to "confront it with the severity it demands". But a Vatican spokesman said the quotes in the newspaper did not correspond to Pope Francis´s exact words. The BBC´s David Willey in Rome says there is often a studied ambiguity in Pope Francis´ off-the-cuff statements. He wants to show a more compassionate attitude towards Church teaching than



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



The hypocrisy of Obama’s
15-day Vineyard vacation

57 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/13/2014 6:42:49 PM     Post Reply
On April 1, the U.S. economy dropped a whopping 2.9 percent for the first three months of the year (no fooling). The American workforce participation rate fell to a 40-year low. One-third of people aged 18-29 have moved back in with their parents. Millions of Americans this summer will enjoy yet another “staycation”: They just can’t afford to go to the beach or the mountains, even for a week — again. (Snip) Forget that the United States is deep into what Mr. Obama dramatically declares a “humanitarian crisis,” that the Middle East is a powder keg about to blow, that Iraq has all but fallen to Islamist terrorists. (Why not forget; the president has.)

Report: Small Lifeless, Dead
Children Found “Washed Up
Along Riverbank” of Rio Grande

51 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/14/2014 11:00:03 AM     Post Reply
A Fox News exclusive reported this morning by Jana Winter inexplicably buried the lede. Winter reports that several dead children have been discovered “washed up along the riverbank” of the Rio Grande, but fails to note that there have been no reports by the Obama administration on this. This indicates a pattern of covering up dead illegal alien kids by the Obama administration. It was two weeks before news was reported on the sole child death acknowledged by the Obama administration, Gilberto Ramos, a 15 year-old boy from Guatemala whose body was found in the Texas brush dead from the

   

 



 
First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

39 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

Stephen Hawking joins
academic boycott of Israel

34 replie(s)
Guardian (U.K.), by Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/14/2014 8:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel´s treatment of Palestinians. Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president´s conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres´s 90th birthday. Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he wrote a brief letter to the Israeli president to say he

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
29 replie(s)
Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

28 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Jon Voight Lashes Out Against
Obama In Lengthy Televised Statement

27 replie(s)
Hollywood Reporter, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/13/2014 5:21:34 PM     Post Reply
In remarks framed as a message to the American public, actor Jon Voight emotionally aired his political grievances for several minutes in a televised statement on Saturday. Those grievances range from (but are not limited to) Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the "targeting" of conservative filmmaker Dinesh D´Souza, illegal immigration, the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, the treatment of war veterans, the chaos in Iraq and deep reservations about President Obama. "Five years ago, I stated that Obama would take the country apart piece-by-piece, that he would cause a civil war in this country," Voight read on Saturday in a statement on

Inside the Beltway:
White House grade slips to ‘F’

27 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/13/2014 7:59:09 PM     Post Reply
Inquiring minds wonder if there’s a “G” in the grading repertoire. And that does not stand for “good.” Pollster John Zogby has given President Obama an “F” this week for the White House performance on the global stage, and the researcher has no imminent good news for the president. “Some people have really bad weeks. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff got an ‘F’ after the nation’s soccer team lost to Germany. But President Obama’s week was just as bad,” Mr. Zogby says. “Israel and the Palestinians are at war again. The president should have visited the U.S.-Mexican border, where so many immigrant children are in danger and so many

Comic Character Archie to Die
Taking Bullet for Gay Friend
Pushing Gun Control

27 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/14/2014 12:41:56 PM     Post Reply
On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics´ first openly gay character." According to the Associated Press, Keller is "a married military veteran and newly elected senator who´s pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting." Archie Comics´ publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said the way in which Archie will die was carefully chosen. While he could have been killed saving "Betty" or saving "Veronica," doing so for Keller was something "that would really resonate

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

27 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama a "shark" at the pool table,
Gov. Hickenlooper says

26 replie(s)
CBS News, by Stephanie Condon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 4:33:37 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is known for being competitive on the basketball court, but he´s also apparently a cutthroat pool player. Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., told reporters at the National Governors Association meeting on Sunday that the president surprised him by beat him in two consecutive games. To add insult to injury, the two were playing at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, a bar that Hickenlooper co-founded. "You know I´ll tell ya -- the man is a shark," Hickenlooper told reporters, Time reports. "I was up a few balls. I felt pretty good. I was actually wondering whether how hard should I --

Impeachment: The Red Line
and the Last Straw

25 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Cindy Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 7/14/2014 6:12:41 AM     Post Reply
Where is the red line of impeachment? In theory, a red line might be located somewhere on a list of impeachable offenses – perhaps at the point where a certain number of transgressions is exceeded, or next to a specific instance because of its significance or impact. In reality, though, that red line exists along a spectrum of “political will.” As Andrew McCarthy explained: “You can have a thousand provable impeachable offenses, but before Congress may remove the president from power, there must be strong popular support – a public will that cuts across partisan and ideological lines.”

   

Post Reply   Close thread 776016



B-G1


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS