Eric Cantor Excited To Continue Working For Wall Street…

Free Wood Post…

After Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) stunning defeat in the GOP Congressional primary held earlier this year he quickly began to look for future employment. As luck would have it, it appears he’s found a job to fulfill his life’s work up until this point — working for Wall Street.

“It was really just the next logical step,” said Cantor in an exclusive interview with Free Wood Post. “I’ve worked for so many years making sure Wall Street gets all the breaks as Main Street flounders, so coming to work for a giant Wall Street banking firm made perfect sense. Now I can put all my years of experience crafting the breaks into working with them hands on and benefit from the fruits of my labor from my time spent in the House.”

Cantor, a lawyer, doesn’t really have any experience working for an investment firm, but since he’s been on the back-end of so many breaks and subsidies, they feel he’ll be able to saunter into the role quite nicely while keeping his Washington connections.

In a final statement to FWP, Cantor stated, “I’m so excited to continue my work for Wall Street.”

 

TLC

Sure would be nice if these daycare centers were tightly regulated and regularly inspected, huh? But after all, this IS Texas:

A Texas child care center accused of duct-taping children to mats at nap time also withheld water from children to avoid frequent diaper changes, according to an investigation by the state’s regulatory agency for child care licensing.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy near Fort Worth was likely negligent in proper care giving, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

“The caregivers were withholding water from the children to avoid diaper changes,” it said in a letter to the center without offering further details. The center did not respond to a request to comment.

The agency is allowing the center to remain open for a probationary period of six months due to a change in management, Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman said.

The agency launched its investigation after photos began circulating in June of a child duct-taped to a nap mat to restrain him during nap-time.

Thanks to Attorney Shawn Sukumar.

Caught

I remember this because it happened right after my physiatrist told me I should think about having steroid injections into my spine, and I told him I’d think about it. Then this happened and I stopped thinking about it:

(Reuters) – U.S. officials on Thursday arrested a pharmacist linked to a 2012 outbreak of meningitis, which killed 64 people across the United States, as he was boarding a flight out of the country, Justice Department officials in Boston said.

Glenn Adam Chin, 46, had been a supervising pharmacist at the former New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts, which produced the tainted steroids that sickened 700 people in 20 states in the worst outbreak of fungal meningitis recorded in the United States, officials said.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston is continuing its criminal probe into the matter, but arrested Chin because of his plans to board a plane to Hong Kong at Boston Logan International Airport, officials said.

He is the first person to face criminal charges related to the incident, which pushed NECC into bankruptcy and led to stricter national regulation of custom medication makers.

H/t Shawn Sukumar Attorney at Law.

What if

FYI: Satirical piece! Humor alert!

The Daily Currant…

Georgia has become the first state in the union to legalize handgun vending machines.

In a ceremony today in Atlanta, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Firearms Freedom and Accessibility Act (FFAA), which allows the sale of handguns in automated machines that accept cash, credit and debit cards.

The machines will be installed in grocery stores, convenience stores, bars, schools, airports and gas stations. They aren’t required to verify buyers’ identity and won’t perform background checks.

“Millions of people in Georgia lack access to quality firearms,” the governor said in a signing statement. “This bill will finally bring handguns from top manufacturers into every neighborhood and hopefully every household.Georgia has become the first state in the union to legalize handgun vending machines.

In a ceremony today in Atlanta, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Firearms Freedom and Accessibility Act (FFAA), which allows the sale of handguns in automated machines that accept cash, credit and debit cards.

The machines will be installed in grocery stores, convenience stores, bars, schools, airports and gas stations. They aren’t required to verify buyers’ identity and won’t perform background checks.

“Millions of people in Georgia lack access to quality firearms,” the governor said in a signing statement. “This bill will finally bring handguns from top manufacturers into every neighborhood and hopefully every household.

“By helping more Georgians to defend themselves, we expect this bill to lower crime significantly. By the end of my second term murder, rape and armed robbery should be nearly eradicated.”

The new machines were developed by Blast-o-Matic, a local start-up based in Sandy Springs. According to the company, 50 devices have already been installed, and 300 more are expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

The legislation comes just months after Georgia significantly loosened its gun laws. In April, Deal signed a so-called “guns everywhere” law which allowed registered gun owners to take their weapons nearly anywhere, including bars and government buildings.

 

Feds to probe Ferguson PD

Eric Holder going to Ferguson- is this a witch hunt?

This is significant and puts other police departments on notice that DoJ isn’t going to turn a blind eye anymore:

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, citing a “deep mistrust” between officers and the people who live there.

Holder said the investigation would determine whether officers in Ferguson had “engaged in a pattern or practice of violations of the U.S. Constitution or federal law.”

He said that the investigation would analyze police use of force, traffic stops, searches and the treatment of detainees. It will go beyond the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9.

[…] He said that Justice Department officials had also reviewed records, including racial statistics for police stops, before deciding the open the investigation. The Justice Department is investigating the Brown shooting separately, as is a grand jury in the St. Louis area.

Thanks to Steve Duckett Attorney at Law.

Grand juries now looking at Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann

Ron Paul

Man, this Iowa deal looks like it’s taking down everybody in the GOP:

Last week’s guilty plea by former Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson wasn’t the end of the federal investigation into the 2012 Iowa caucus payola scandal — not by a longshot.

OpenSecrets Blog has learned that FBI agents have been interviewing a slew of witnesses connected to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign and grand jury subpoenas have been issued for email records from campaign officials. And in addition to payments to a Maryland video company that were routed to Sorenson in exchange for his endorsement, OpenSecrets has identified an additional suspicious payment by Paul’s campaign that may be linked to a $25,000 check to Sorenson from a jewelry store connected to a Paul operative.

Sources say two grand juries are looking into the 2012 campaigns of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), whom Sorenson originally endorsed, and Paul, to whom Sorenson switched his support just days before the Iowa caucuses. A number of individuals confirmed to OpenSecrets Blog that they had been interviewed by FBI agents, the grand juries, or both.

In late July, one of the grand juries issued subpoenas for emails and financial transactions between at least seventeen individuals, including Paul, Bachmann and Jesse Benton, who was Paul’s campaign chairman at the time and who resigned as campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s (R-Ky.) re-election bid late last week after news of Sorenson’s plea broke. A focus of the probe appears to be Dimitri Kesari, Kesari’s brother and several Maryland audio/video companies they are connected to. Kesari was a Paul operative who later was employed by the McConnell campaign.

An earlier Iowa Senate Ethics Committee investigation found that a Maryland documentary film company called ICT Inc. had paid Sorenson $73,000 in a series of transactions through early 2012. As first reported by OpenSecrets Blog last week, the Paul campaign sent ICT $82,375 in payments that almost exactly match payments to Sorenson. Sorenson’s plea agreement acknowledges that he took payments from a campaign, made to him through a film production company, in exchange for changing his endorsement.

Read on for the rest of the details.

Thanks to Attorney Shawn Sukumar.

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