adjective - Having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return
for money or personal gain.
noun - the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
An example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
"All In The Family
The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country.
The sale of these properties will fetch billions of dollars and a handsome 6% commission to the company handling the sales. That company belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Who is Richard Blum you ask? Why the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, that’s who. What a bunch of crooks we have running this country!
Senator Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, stand to make a fortune. His firm, C.R.I., is the sole real estate company offering these properties for sale. Of course, C.R.I. will be making a 6% commission on the sale of each and every one of these postal properties.
All of these properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers’ dollars, and they are allowed free and clear by the U.S.P.S. The only cost to keep them is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn’t even have to pay property taxes on these subject properties. Would you sell your house just because you couldn’t afford to pay the electric bill? Well, the Post Office is.
How does a powerful U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with such a sweet deal? A powerful United States Senator’s husband is standing by, all ready to make millions from a U.S. taxpayer funded enterprise.
No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over his 6% commission on the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of quasi-public assets.
I would have thought competitive bids would have been required?"
The postal facilities are being sold by the firm CBRE group whose Chairman of the
Board is Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein. This according
to a May 30, 2013 article by Fox News.
Fox News contacted Senator Feinstein’s office and a spokesperson told them that
the Senator “is not involved in her husband’s business dealings and she had nothing
to do with his firm being awarded the contract.”
posted 06/10/13 http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/Blum-Post-Office-Sale-061013.htm
"The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that
currently house U.S. Post Offices. All 56 were built, operated, and paid for by
tax-paying American citizens. Now enjoy reading the rest: The government has decided
it no longer needs these buildings, most of which are located on prime land in towns
and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch about$19 billion!
A regular real estate commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive
listing for handling the sales. That company is CRI and it belongs to a man named Richard
Blum. Richard Blum is the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein!(Most voters and many of the government people who approved the deal have not made the connection between the two because they have different last names). Senator Feinstein's and her husband's Family stand to make a fortune, estimated at between $950 million and $1.1 BILLION from these transactions!
His company is the sole real estate agent on the sale! CRI will be making a minimum of 2% and as much as 6% commission on each and every sale. All of the properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers’ dollars.
The U.S.P.S. is allowed free and clear, tax exempt use. The only cost to keep them open is
the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States
Postal Service doesn't even have to pay county property taxes on these subject properties.
QUESTION? Would you put your house in foreclosure just because you couldn't afford to pay the electric bill?
Well, the folks in Washington have given the Post Office the OK to do it! Worse yet, most
of the net proceeds of the sales will go back to the U.S.P.S, an organization that is so
poorly managed that they have lost $117 billion dollars in the past 10 years!
No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over the conflict of interest and
on the possibility of corruption on the sale of billions of dollars worth of public assets.
How does a U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with organizing and lobbying such a sweet deal? Has our government become so elitist that they have no fear of oversight? It's no mere coincidence that these two public service crooks have different last names; a feeble attempt at avoiding transparency in these type of transactions."
Facebook Meme posted by Wes Criddle
State Lands acquired by the U.S. Government do not become U.S. Government Property as is also true of Public Lands, National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges, National Wetlands, etc.These Properties are the Property of the People and are not convertible to property for sale to private parties. The Land being used or protected is held in trust for the use of the People by the National Government and should revert back to the States when the use or protection (safeguarded) is no longer wanted for use or necessary of protection.
U.S. Government Property is limited to the Ten Square Miles Of The District of Columbia
(Washington D.C. as specified by article 1 section 8 clause - To exercise Legislation in
all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by
cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the
Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased
by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the
Erection of Forts,Magaines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings;- And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the
foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of
the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
The Last Lawful Constitution of the united States as properly Amended March 12 1819
The Later deceitful and Unlawful Organic Act of 1871 set in motion a series of events which
led directly to the incorporation of the U.S. Government and later, through deceit, the
incorporation of the States, Municiple Districts, Cities, etc. The events led to a series
of planed bankruptcies of the UNITED STATES which was then sold to Foreign Interests, i.e., UN/IMF and is now incorporated in France.
Those in power are claiming Real Property that is not their's and Selling it as if it was
their's to sell. It is not their Property. It is Not the Property of the UN/IMF.