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What should Mittens' campaign theme song be?

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http://goatlocker.org/sound/MAYDAY!.WAV
http://www.nj2bb.org/sounds/general.wav

Legal-eagles, is this anything? Affidavit regarding pump & dump investigation (Bain-Romney)

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&newwindow=1&sclient=psy-ab&q=romney+pump+and+dump+toys.com+affidavit&oq=romney+pump+and+dump+toys.com+affidavit&gs_l=hp.3...5283.9990.1.10623.12.11.1.0.0.0.185.1044.10j1.11.0...0.0...1c.nB1A0ZOINgM&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=9900b10f12cd540e&biw=699&bih=424


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Organized Crimes of Goldman Sachs & Bain
api.ning.com/.../...
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BENEFITTING GOLDMAN SACHS & MITT ROMNEY'S BAIN ENTITIES ... Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnel (“MNAT”)/ Paul Traub as Bain's “TOYS R US” owns eToys by Fraud. ... erroneous Affidavits to the Chief Federal Justice of the Wilmington, DE ... the Court”, to assure the classic “pump-n-dump” of the eToys IPO for the ...

Mittens Bubble man...better than virtual bubble-wrap

Mittens bubbleman

Drug from weed-like plant now in clinical trials (hopeful results for cancer treatment)

http://www.joplinindependent.com/display_article.php/vwasta1342026649


Drug from weed-like plant now in clinical trials
Updated: 2012-07-11 11:10:49

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working with Danish researchers, have developed a novel anticancer drug designed to travel-undetected by normal cells-through the bloodstream until activated by specific cancer proteins. The drug, made from a weed-like plant, has been shown to destroy cancers and their direct blood supplies, acting like a "molecular grenade," and sparing healthy blood vessels and tissues. In laboratory studies, researchers said they found that a three-day course of the drug, called G202, reduced the size of human prostate tumors grown in mice by an average of 50 percent within 30 days. In a direct comparison, G202 outperformed the chemotherapy drug docetaxel, reducing seven of nine human prostate tumors in mice by more than 50 percent in 21 days. Docetaxel reduced one of eight human prostate tumors in mice by more than 50 percent in the same time period.

In a report June 27 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers also reported that G202 produced at least 50 percent regression in models of human breast cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer. Based on these results, Johns Hopkins physicians have performed a phase I clinical trial to assess safety of the drug and have thus far treated 29 patients with advanced cancer. In addition to Johns Hopkins, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Texas-San Antonio are participating in the trial. A phase II trial to test the drug in patients with prostate cancer and liver cancer is planned. The drug G202 is chemically derived from a weed called http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Thapsia_garganica_(Bauer).jpg/220px-Thapsia_garganica_(Bauer).jpg that grows naturally in the Mediterranean region. The plant makes a product -- dubbed thapsigargin -- that since the time of ancient Greece has been known to be toxic to animals. In Arab caravans, the plant was known as the "death carrot" because it would kill camels if they ate it, the researchers noted.

"Our goal was to try to re-engineer this very toxic natural plant product into a drug we might use to treat human cancer," says lead study author Samuel Denmeade, M.D., professor of oncology, urology, pharmacology and molecular sciences. "We achieved this by creating a format that requires modification by cells to release the active drug."

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"...when I was governor a couple of years, around 2004..."

when I was governor a couple of years, around 2004,"


WTF, Mittens.. can't you remember that far back?


very interesting article.


Run, Little Mitt, Run!
Yes, it seems that Mitt Romney has been running for president forever. But we did some digging, and you don't know the half of it. As Robert Draper discovered, Romney has been driven by a force larger than himself for a very long time



by Robert Draper
April 1, 2012


"I never imagined that I would be running for president of the United States.... I spent my life in business. I sort of backed into getting involved in politics."—Mitt Romney, Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 2012

On July 4, 1962, 15-year-old Mitt Romney delivered his first-ever stump speech. The venue was a high school football stadium in Lansing, Michigan, where his father, George, was campaigning for governor. Someone informed the candidate that he was way behind schedule and needed to depart for another event. But, campaign staffers fretted, who would speak to the crowd in George Romney's place?



See a Young Romney's Article in Read

"I wasn't nervous—just panicky," young Mitt later wrote for Read, a biweekly youth magazine. "Luckily I had about five minutes during another person's speech to try to think of something to say.... Naturally, the minute I stood up at the microphones, everything I'd thought of dropped out of my mind.... But once I got the first words out, it wasn't bad at all. I talked about ten minutes on what the Fourth of July meant to me, and the people seemed to like it. One thing is sure; I never realized before how tough it is to be a candidate."

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The more Mitt Romney has immersed himself in politics, the more vigorously he has peddled the narrative—what Newt Gingrich has termed "pious baloney"—that politics was just something that the life-long businessman stumbled into, more or less in the manner of a fellow who strolls into his local diner for a cup of coffee in the middle of a stickup and is thereupon transformed, albeit reluctantly, into a civic hero. Romney's selective elucidation of his own biography seems of a piece with his fuzzy ideology. As one of his former senior advisers admits, "Mitt's flaw is authenticity. Someone who changes his mind can be effective as a business leader or running the Olympics. But when you change your mind on such core issues as abortion, then what? Where's the authenticity?"

Romney's story line has undergone a few crucial revisions. As recently as February, he told supporters in Nevada, "I never imagined I would one day run for president of the United States," but back in December 2007 he had a different recollection when I asked him when he first thought about taking up residency in the White House. "It was probably, oh, back when I was with Senator [Bob] Bennett of Utah after the Olympics, when I was governor a couple of years, around 2004," he replied. "He just said to me, 'Y'know, you don't have to decide if you want to be president. But you do have to decide if you want the option to become president.'

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Read More http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201204/mitt-romney-republican-primary-gq-april-2012#ixzz20WbDhS4i



"Turn Off When Done" (diptycs from MSNBC photoblog)

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/01/10947017-telling-campaign-stories-one-diptych-at-a-time?lite


In this diptych, TOP: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears on a television monitor while conducting a Google+ "hangout" town hall at the Google Chicago headquarters March 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. BOTTOM: During Romney's "hangout," the traveling pool of journalists who follow Romney were sequestered in a meeting room called "Adventures in Babysitting," where handwriting on the wall told people to turn off an Xbox game when finished.




Is this "THE" Bain co?

How about some help digging into all the links here?

Might be some interesting facts

Their profit graph looks Madoff-ish



http://www.bain.com/about/what-we-do/index.aspx

More Black Men are in Prison Today than Enslaved in 1850

http://www.laprogressive.com/black-men-prison-system/


More Black Men are in Prison Today than Enslaved in 1850
By Dick Price


“More Black men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation.

Alexander, currently a law professor at Ohio State, had been brought in to discuss her bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Interest ran so high beforehand that the organizers had to move the event to a location that could accommodate the eager attendees. That evening, more than 200 people braved the pouring rain and inevitable traffic jams to crowd into the library’s main room, with dozens more shuffled into an overflow room, and even more latecomers turned away altogether. Alexander and her topic had struck a nerve.

Growing crime rates over the past 30 years don’t explain the skyrocketing numbers of black — and increasingly brown — men caught in America’s prison system, according to Alexander, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun after attending Stanford Law. “In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows.” “Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,” she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks. In some black inner-city communities, four of five black youth can expect to be caught up in the criminal justice system during their lifetimes.

As a consequence, a great many black men are disenfranchised, said Alexander — prevented because of their felony convictions from voting and from living in public housing, discriminated in hiring, excluded from juries, and denied educational opportunities. “What do we expect them to do?” she asked, who researched her ground-breaking book while serving as Director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California. “Well, seventy percent return to prison within two years, that’s what they do.”


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Millions & tens of thousands of Bain shares to the LDS chruch..(via foreign stash)

this from ABC in January ( primary nonsense made it disappear)


must watch..


http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mitt-romney-millions-mormon-church/story?id=15380149#.UAA8yJGG5ae



By MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk) and BRIAN ROSS (@brianross)
Jan. 18, 2012

Underscoring the prominent, if little discussed role that Mitt Romney played as a Mormon leader, the private equity giant once run by the GOP presidential frontrunner carved his church a slice of several of its most lucrative business deals, securities records show, providing it with millions of dollars worth of stock in some of Bain Capital's most well-known holdings. Romney has always been a major donor to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which requires that members "tithe," or give 10 percent of their income to the church. His family charity, called the Tyler Foundation, has given more than $4 million to the church in the past five years, including $1.8 million in 2008 and $600,000 in 2009. But because Romney, whose fortune has been estimated at $250 million, has never released his personal tax returns, the full extent of his giving has never been public.

Newly uncovered stock contributions made during Romney's Bain days suggest there is another dimension to Romney's support for the church -- one that could involve millions more than has been previously disclosed. As part of just one Bain transaction in 2008, involving its investment in Burger King Holdings, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that an unnamed Bain partner donated 65,326 shares of Burger King stock to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holdings then worth nearly $1.9 million. And there were numerous others, giving the church a stake in other Bain properties, such as Domino's Pizza, the electronics manufacturer DDi, the phosphates company Innophos Holdings, and Marquee Holdings, the parent to AMC Theaters.

The Republican presidential candidate's campaign staff confirmed that some of the stock transactions were at Romney's direction, but they would not say which ones. "Mitt Romney has publicly stated that he regularly tithes to his church," said Andrea Saul, a Romney campaign spokeswoman, when asked about the Bain contributions. "Some of those church contributions have come through the Tyler Foundation. Others have been donations of stock through Bain. Any shares donated by Mitt Romney are personal shares owned by him

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"...seven consecutive years of residency prior to a run for office..."

This is a rule for running for office in Massachusetts..

Mitt's Bain-lies started because he wanted to be governor.

It must be especially galling to him now, because it is truly the "bain of his existence" now, in a race that commands a BUNCH more of scrutiny.

It's just another in his long daisy-chain of lies & flip-flops.

For decades now, anytime he has wanted something, there has been a magical way for him (maybe it's the undies) to wiggle out of a precarious position, and end up smelling like roses.

He NEEDED to "be in charge of Bain" in order to run for that office, so of course he played that up.

He was LYING then? now? both?




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_gubernatorial_election,_2002
Prominent GOP activists campaigned to persuade businessman Mitt Romney to run for governor,[5] who was coming off his successful stint as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City[1] and was also mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor of Utah.[3] Romney had previously indicated in fall 2001 that he would not challenge a sitting Republican in running for the Massachusetts governorship, and thus was in a delicate position.[1][3] Massachusetts Republican State Committee chair Kerry Healey had flown to Utah to personally assess Romney's intentions.[3] On March 17, Romney flew into Massachusetts; a Boston Herald poll showed him defeating Swift by a 75 percent to 12 percent margin in a Republican primary.[3][6] On March 19, 2002, Swift tearfully declared that she had decided not to seek her party's nomination, citing family reasons and also saying "I believe that this is in the best interest of our state, as it will allow the Republican Party's best chances of holding the governor's office in November."[6] Three hours later Romney announced his candidacy.[1] Romney was subsequently unopposed in the Republican party primary.[7]

Massachusetts Democratic Party officials claimed that Romney was ineligible to run for governor, citing residency issues. The Massachusetts Constitution requires seven consecutive years of residency prior to a run for office. Romney claimed residency in Utah from 1999 to 2002, during his time as president of the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee. He had thus gotten a $54,000 property tax break there (which he now offered to pay back).[1] In 1999 he listed himself as a part-time Massachusetts resident,[8] and now said that he had planned to return to Massachusetts (where he had gone to business and law school and had spent his entire business career until taking over the Olympics) all along.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission, which eventually ruled that Romney was eligible to run for office, saying that "[Romney] never severed his ties to Massachusetts [and] his testimony was credible in all respects."[3] The ruling was not challenged in court,[9] and the whole matter engendered sympathy for Romney, who accused the Democrats of playing "ridiculous, dirty politics".[3]
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