Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted
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Owensboro, KY

#267 Sep 5, 2014
A former high-ranking official of Texas’ cancer-fighting agency is not expected to stand trial before the November general election.

The trial of Jerald “Jerry” Cobbs, who faces a felony corruption charge, likely will be scheduled for December or early 2015.

Judge Brown set Sept. 4 as the next hearing for Cobbs, the former chief commercialization officer at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Cobbs was indicted in December, 2013 in connection with an improperly awarded $11 million grant to Peloton Therapeutics, a Dallas-based technology firm. He is accused of deceiving two CPRIT officials by failing to disclose that the 2010 grant to Peloton did not undergo a required business or scientific review.

State law prohibits a person from fraudulently causing another to sign a document affecting a financial interest. The charge is a first-degree felony that carries a prison term from five to 99 years.

http://watchdogblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/tr...
Sheesh

Addison, TX

#268 Sep 5, 2014
Jack wrote:
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Your mom. Gay marriage will never be considered real. Ever.
So you're one of those sicko necropheliacs huh? You should have put the word "ever" in all caps with a dozen exclamation marks behind it. You know, just to show everyone your impotent rage.
Now put the shovel down and get out of the graveyard. I'm sure, since you're in Texas, that you'll have no trouble in finding a nice warm sheep to take out your sick fantasies on.
Sheesh

Addison, TX

#269 Sep 5, 2014
Kramer wrote:
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You mean like getting a dui and telling the arresting officers that they're going to lose their jobs and spit in their face?
If the police and the DA determine that to be a crime then, yes. But this isn't about the DUI. It's about perry using his position to stop an investigation. She will answer for the DUI and perry should answer for the charges against him also. Quite simple really.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#270 Sep 6, 2014
Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas. CPRIT’s goal is to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services throughout the state. Under the guidance of its governing body, the Oversight Committee, CPRIT accepts applications and awards grants for a wide variety of cancer-related research and for the delivery of cancer prevention programs and services by public and private entities located in Texas. All CPRIT-funded research will be conducted in state by Texas-based scientists and reflect CPRIT’s mission to attract and expand the state’s research capabilities and create high quality new jobs in Texas.

CPRIT will maintain the highest integrity and dedication to the mission of finding a cure for cancer. CPRIT’s objective is to position Texas as a world-class leader in research and prevention through collaboration with a variety of entities, including public and private institutions of higher education, academic health institutions, universities, governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, public and private companies and others involved in the fight against cancer. CPRIT supports innovation in the selection of research projects emphasizing immediate or long-term medical breakthroughs; commercialization opportunities for research, and prevention services and health education for citizens with culturally appropriate information about ways in which their risks of developing and dying from cancer can be reduced.

http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/about-cprit/
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#271 Sep 6, 2014
May 10, 2012

The top scientific officer for the state’s cancer-fighting agency is stepping down, citing concerns over how Texas is distributing millions of dollars in public money for cancer research.

Dr. Alfred Gilman , a Nobel prizewinner and former dean of UT Southwestern Medical School, has served as chief scientific officer for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas since 2009.

CPRIT’s oversight committee functions as the agency’s governing board. Its members are appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house

http://watchdogblog.dallasnews.com/2012/05/th...
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#272 Sep 7, 2014
Aug 02, 2013

Last week, the Lone Star Project released research exposing Attorney General Greg Abbott’s failure to fulfill his responsibilities as a member of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) oversight board. Abbott looked the other way as taxpayer dollars were given away to businesses whose grant requests received low review scores or were not reviewed at all.

Since 2001, Greg Abbott has received nearly half a million dollars in campaign contributions from a handful of individuals who are connected to CPRIT. Companies connected to the Abbott contributors have in turn received $42,800,861 in grants from CPRIT.

Greg Abbott failed to provide oversight while millions of dollars were doled out to friends and donors through CPRIT. Abbott himself did not attend a single oversight board meeting.(Dallas Morning News 5/11/2013

Will Greg Abbott’s CPRIT Scandal Repeat Texas History?

Fifty five years ago, another Texas Attorney General considered a shoo-in to be elected Texas Governor was forced into retirement after failing in his duty to provide oversight of a Texas agency rocked by scandal and corruption.

Read more: http://lonestarproject.net/abbott-donors-rake...
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#273 Sep 7, 2014
State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-District 31, launched his month long tour of town hall meetings in Midland on Thursday, meeting and speaking with constituents in preparation for the 84th legislative session.

Seliger also answered questions from reporters, one of which was about the possibility of a bill coming forward in the 84th Legislature that reforms campaign finance reporting, specifically “dark money,” or anonymous campaign contributions to groups that do not report its donors. He said the possibility is “more than likely.”

Empower Texans, a political 501(c)(4) group that does not look favorably at Seliger and vice versa, has been a target of the Texas Ethics Commission. The TEC, which oversees campaign finance reports, is currently drafting rules to require dark money groups, such as Empower Texans, to disclose its donors.

http://bakken.com/news/id/220373/seliger-talk...
Jack

Lexington, KY

#274 Sep 7, 2014
Bill wrote:
State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-District 31, launched his month long tour of town hall meetings in Midland on Thursday, meeting and speaking with constituents in preparation for the 84th legislative session.
Seliger also answered questions from reporters, one of which was about the possibility of a bill coming forward in the 84th Legislature that reforms campaign finance reporting, specifically “dark money,” or anonymous campaign contributions to groups that do not report its donors. He said the possibility is “more than likely.”
Empower Texans, a political 501(c)(4) group that does not look favorably at Seliger and vice versa, has been a target of the Texas Ethics Commission. The TEC, which oversees campaign finance reports, is currently drafting rules to require dark money groups, such as Empower Texans, to disclose its donors.
http://bakken.com/news/id/220373/seliger-talk...
Not a fan of republicans huh I see? If you chose to look into your buddy obama you would see enough scandal to write non stop for 100 years! Or hillary, or harry reid , or nancy pelosi , or Lois Lerner and the IRS or Eric holder the race pimp etc....volumes could be poured over with each one of these turds.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#275 Sep 7, 2014
Jack wrote:
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Not a fan of republicans huh I see?
With all these republicans in the news thats under criminal investigation, indictment, conviction it is starting to seem like they are money hungry and corrupt
Jack

Lexington, KY

#276 Sep 8, 2014
Bill wrote:
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With all these republicans in the news thats under criminal investigation, indictment, conviction it is starting to seem like they are money hungry and corrupt
Or targeted by the more corrupt libs. As obama said " the purpose of politics is to attack your enemies" you truly can "investigate" and " indict" anyone.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#277 Sep 8, 2014
Jack wrote:
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Or targeted by the more corrupt libs. As obama said " the purpose of politics is to attack your enemies" you truly can "investigate" and " indict" anyone.
I'd say there's corruption on both sides, couldn't say for sure which side is more corrupt. Lots of dirty partisan deals during the Iraq war.

Plenty of "lib" bashing from conservatives too.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#278 Sep 8, 2014
If you show any support at all for anything from democrats, you're a 'liberal'.

My high school history teacher said that the main defining characteristic of a fascist movement is that it tolerates no opposition

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#279 Sep 8, 2014
Bill wrote:
If you show any support at all for anything from democrats, you're a 'liberal'.
My high school history teacher said that the main defining characteristic of a fascist movement is that it tolerates no opposition
The same could be said that anyone who supports anything from the Republicans is called a "tea bagger"...the liberals tolerate NO opposition, as proven by Obama's abuse of executive power.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#280 Sep 9, 2014
---Word Woman--- wrote:
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The same could be said that anyone who supports anything from the Republicans is called a "tea bagger"...the liberals tolerate NO opposition
There's plenty animosity on both sides, but the true liberals got very little of what they wanted from the 08 elections
Jack

Lexington, KY

#281 Sep 9, 2014
Bill wrote:
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There's plenty animosity on both sides, but the true liberals got very little of what they wanted from the 08 elections
Watch the "obama deception" and "occupy unmasked" and then discuss Obama with people.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#282 Sep 9, 2014
Jack wrote:
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Watch the "obama deception" and "occupy unmasked" and then discuss Obama with people.
Probably propaganda, but I'll look it over and check their facts when I get the time
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#283 Sep 9, 2014
Jack wrote:
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Watch the "obama deception" and "occupy unmasked" and then discuss Obama with people.
The film presents the conspiracy theory that American presidents since the 1960s have served as "front men" for entities such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Wall Street banks, the Federal Reserve, the Military-industrial complex, the Mossad, and others, arguing that multinational corporations and powerful elite families, such as the Rothschild family and Rockefeller family hold the real "power behind the throne." The film claims the main motive of these groups is to set up a New World Order where offshore banks subversively engage in the looting of the wealth of the American people

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Obama_Decept...

A lot of that probably comes from the Bilderburg meetings:

Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.
Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.

http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/index.php

According to the Obama Deception film, every president since Kennedy have been "front men" for these rich guys. Probably some truth to that, since they have most of the money. But how does that make Obama any worse than than Bush Reagan Clinton, if they were all in on it?

My understanding of the Occupy movement is that it's primary goal was to raise taxes on the wealthy. Most of them also wanted student debt forgiven
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#284 Sep 9, 2014
Perry’s team has filed a motion to dismiss, and on Monday, another motion to “quash and dismiss.” If the efforts fail, there are several other steps that can be taken before the case goes to trial, according to Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, the lead defense lawyer on the case. But he said the timeline is “unknown.” A pretrial date is set for Oct. 13, according to a representative from the county clerk’s office.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/rick-pe...
Just the facts maam

Chicago, IL

#285 Sep 9, 2014
---Word Woman--- wrote:
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The same could be said that anyone who supports anything from the Republicans is called a "tea bagger"...the liberals tolerate NO opposition, as proven by Obama's abuse of executive power.
The "abuse of executive power" doesn't hold water.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.ph...
Kramer

Lexington, KY

#286 Sep 12, 2014
Just the facts maam wrote:
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The "abuse of executive power" doesn't hold water.
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.ph...
True- other pres. Have abused it more- but none were radical Islamic sympathizers like obozo

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