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Congressman Calls for Investigation into Glenn Beck's Hawking Gold for Shady Company

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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What makes me laugh about all those who are against 'Socalism', and seriously to call what you have in America Socalism really makes me and a lot of other British and Europeans laugh, is that so much of your country is run under this 'Socalist agenda'.

Public libraries, Police, Fire Dept, Medicare, Medicaid, your whole Armed Forces(i.e. free healthcare, free education). Do you want to see that taken away?


I believe that we should replace most of the things you listed with private run enterprises. Things like libraries could easily be turned into private enterprises where you pay a few dollars a month like you do at the video store.

Medicare and MEdicaid should be phased out, because we cannot afford it.

Armed forces are not socialist as it is for the combined defense of the nation, how else could you do it.

Fire departments and police could be privatised as well. For instance our Garbage collection is private, but the city bills us for the service and finds one contractor to do the work each year.




posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Yeh we have 10.55£ left, just like you.


Fine thanks. They performed heart surgery on my Granddad a couple of months ago and saved his life, and he did not have to pay a penny. So yeh pretty good. I don't claim our system is perfect, but it's there for everyone.

But your alright though Jack, so # everyone else right?

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by Digital_Reality
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Its no use. Too bad people wont see this for what it really is. Its just an attempt to scare his sponsors away. That's the only way to silence him since he has broken no laws and we still have free speech.

Why do you think Kings horded gold? Because it can passed down indefinitely and it is a sure way to keep a fortune secure. Gold is timeless and immune from pretty much anything. You would have to be retarded to not see that.


Oh I see that too, but the "gentleman" that is pushing the effort is just as entertaining to watch be an idiot about everything from lawn mower safety to how much medication and which a doctor can give to a patient that's just had surgery. He has to find flaw with everything just to create a sensation..



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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I can't seem to get the gist of this thread. I mean, why should a congresscritter be investigating a private individual? If Beck is part of some pricing scam, aren't there regulatory agencies whose job it is to investigate this?

Goodness knows congress has enough work to do without this crap. I rate this down there with the Senate hearings over athlete steroids. None of their business!



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Sorry i went off point.

It is about Congresman Weiner investigation into Goldline company who he accuses of ripping off customers. He is questioning whether Glenn Beck's relationship with this company, which includes running ads during Beck's programmes where in the same programme he talks up the value of Gold, represents a conflict of interests.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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If Goldline is really ripping off their customers then that would be fraud. So shouldnt he be going after Goldline and prove they are breaking the law instead of worrying about Beck advertising for them? Whats next, do we go after every tv show that had ads for Citibank, Goldman, AIG, Bank of America, etc..



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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Police, armed forces, and these other services you mentioned are not socialism. We that have actually studied what it means laugh at you guys who try to justify socialism by using non-producing services as an example of it.

Non-producing services:
Police
Firefighters
Government employees
Military and other national defense.

None of this is production. It is a service we pay for through taxation. These services are not economic drivers, they are absorbers of economic activity, albeit necessary.

Socialism is the control of the means of production of goods and the distribution thereof. It is prices set arbitrarily by government, it is valuation set by government, it is allocation of resources set by government.

If Websters dictionary isn't your flavor I recommend the Oxford dictionary.
Glenn Beck talks about a system being set up to disadvantage and punish the producers in this country by forcing them to accept government control through taxation and mandate of the fruits of their labor.

In this country, that is a violation not just of our individual rights, but the means by which we maintain those rights.

They've been doing this for decades. These progressives who seem to favor the left, but quietly infect the right with their imperialistic BS. Placing us between two extremes walking the same road.

Socialism is an economic theory, derided even by the likes of Winston Churchill, and Margaret Thatcher. Socialism is NOT a service provided by government, it is distributed stagnation passed off as measured prosperity. You do NOT hve a right to the fruits of my labor any more than I do yours. But we must respect each others rights.

Big Government, under any flag, is a fearful master, as Jefferson would say. Because a govenment already drunk with power will do what it thinks it is must to maintain and expand that power.

The government is supposed to be bound by the constraints of the Constitution for a reason. When you give an inch to a despot they will shoot your face off for a mile.

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
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Sorry i went off point.

It is about Congresman Weiner investigation into Goldline company who he accuses of ripping off customers. He is questioning whether Glenn Beck's relationship with this company, which includes running ads during Beck's programmes where in the same programme he talks up the value of Gold, represents a conflict of interests.


Weiner (aptly named) should call the SEC and the FTC. I do think a lot of these companies people advertise for should be investigated. This is not me knocking gold buying at all so don't start calling me a progressive. The truth of the matter is quite a few of the major gold hawkers heard on the radio rip people off all the time. You have to be very careful when you are buying metals period. Do your homework before you buy. Check the BBB, check auditors, check everyone you can!



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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The Obama Administration has tried everything from thier little back bag to destroy Glenn Beck..
Obama and his minons, are trying to convince people that Becks nothing but a wacko..don't listen to him he's nuts, and is just trying to make a buck off the backs of hard working Americans...Really???
One hand spends time making him look like a fool, while the other hand trys to find a way to shut Beck up..Why???
Because Glenn Beck and his research team have uncovered the TRUTH about Obama..who he really is, and the socialist agenda he's hiding..
If Glenn Becks such a nut case then why are so many of Obama and the Dems trying to destroy him? To SHUT HIM UP before more of us take notice, and discover the facts ourselves..thats why...
Obama is dangerous, and people need to start doing thier homework like Beck has. Dosent anyone see thru Obama?? Anyone who tries to speak the truth, or disagree with him, or his agenda, is destroyed, either personally or financially...Whats is gonna take to wake the people up????
Its not about Gold..its not about Beck..it's about the TRUTH that's hiding inside this Trojan Horse..

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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It is about Congresman Weiner investigation into Goldline company who he accuses of ripping off customers. He is questioning whether Glenn Beck's relationship with this company, which includes running ads during Beck's programmes where in the same programme he talks up the value of Gold, represents a conflict of interests.


What conflict of interest? Beck could own 99% of Goldline's stock and shill for them, if he wanted. No law broken.

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If Goldline is really ripping off their customers then that would be fraud.


Not necessarily. We don't have price limits on most things. Goldline can overcharge as much as they want. If the consumer doesn't do comparison shopping, it's his fault, not Goldline's.

Nanny state, cradle to the grave politics. That's what is being peddled by Washington these days. :shk:



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 08:32 PM
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Here it comes.......Glenn Beck Derangement Syndrome.

Dance you anti Glenn Beck puppets..Dance.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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Beck is right, and nobody can refute him on the facts.
The only tool left to the Left Tools are lies and intimidation.
We're all in Chicago now.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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The Congressman is Tony Weiner
This is the site with all the information you need:
www.weinerfacts.com...



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by projectvxn
Hmmm... Progressives going after gold now huh?
Reminds me of a progressive who confiscated gold and put people in prison who kept their gold...Who was that progressive???

F D R!!

Wake up people. I know a lot of you dislike Glenn Beck. But unlike the vast majority of shows on TV, Beck is dealing with issues I and many others have been for years.

It's easy to cut a man down, but it's not so easy to cut down a mans ideas.
So they're going after his sponsors in order to shut him up..If Beck is so wrong, why all the effort to shut him up?

This is the first time I've spoken out for Beck. I usually let this crap slip, but this is an obvious attempt to shut down a man through his sponsors because they have nothing of fact to use against him.

This kind of crap is getting old. No one can discuss the merit of what this man has presented. They can only discuss the man. A true sign of intellectual bankruptcy.

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Wow! Never saw you back up Beck. More people are starting to listen to the message. Good for you man..

Its so freaking obvious its right there in plain sight. They can NOT allow him to out their moves like this and expect to get things done under the radar.
There have been people like him all through history that spoke freely and loudly about what was going on. They too were made to look like crazies or the enemy. I agree that he is depressing and it is all doom and gloom.

Guess what.. Welcome to reality! Its a cold cruel world out there and some people will put their boot on your neck at the snap of a finger for personal gain.

Information like what is presented in his shows is not for everybody. Some just cant handle it or they want to block it out. This is understandable.

If he was spouting slanderous lies don't you think they would have proven him wrong by now and shut him down? Instead we get lame crap like this Gold investigation. Its so pathetic.
Soon they will start playing hard ball and all of the freedom in the world wont stop them from doing what they want.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 10:51 PM
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What Beck talks about is not new to me at all. I've know all I need to know about progressives since I was 14 years old when I did a report on Woodrow Wilson. I got a hell of a lot of crap for it, but it got an A.

I'm almost 26 and in nearly all the time in between I have never heard anyone but Beck talk about history in such an accurate fashion. Say what you will about his presentation, but if you want the meat of the matter, FACT CHECK.

I learned this stuff in highschool with very minimal effort on my part. Just some reading, like 2 months worth, and about 30 pages of text, later condensed to a series of bullet points spanning about ten pages. I can almost reproduce it from memory, though I would need references to remember everything. If I can do it when I was 14 so can anyone today. No excuse for ignorance.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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The FEC (Federal Election Commission) had two cases (MURs, or Matters Under Review) about everybody’s favorite Congress Weiner. Both cases have the same name, Friends of Weiner.
MUR 4995 resulted in a $47,000.00 fine (“civil penalty”) against Weiner because of financial misconduct in one of his reelection campaigns. MUR 5429 involved an illegal $28,000.00 loan that Weiner’s parents made to one of his campaign committees.
It’s really sad when friends and families of Weiner cause so much Weiner pai
The same day Weiner released his ridiculous attack on Glenn Beck, he had an up close and personal meeting with President Barack Obama! I wonder what they talked about when the cameras weren’t rolling?
“The Better Business Bureau, which has given Goldline an A+ rating, said Tuesday that it was standing by that. A representative of the bureau said it had recently re-reviewed Goldline in response to Mr. Weiner’s accusations and saw no reason for a change. “It’s a company with not that many complaints,” said Gary Almond, from the bureau. When compared with other companies that sell gold, “there was a remarkable difference in how each one addressed complaints,” noting that some of those other companies had F ratings.”
On May 14th 2010 he was a guest on the Imus in the Morning program and was railing against Arizona’s Immigration Law. Imus asked if he had read the law and he said “No.” Imus asked how he could have an opinion without reading the law and he said his opinions were based on the commentary he’s read.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 07:55 AM
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Unfortunately the Better Business Bureau is just as corrupt as Weiner or others.. If you pay your dues on time and you pay the top tier of the dues they will never give you a below A rating. I've come across a few businesses that have supurb ratings but dismal customer service.

So the moral is not to totally trust the BBB..



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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Doesn't adds displayed in talk show times are promoted by the Media outlets doing the broadcast?

Now if Glenn Beck's contract have anything that say he is the promoter of such adds then he could be held accountable for whatever results coming from promoting such an add.

But if this is the media outlet income source and used during his air time is not his fault.

Maybe somebody with more knowledge can explain, how he can be held accountable.

Still the congressman is just fishing for Beck with some personal purpose here



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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And those of us who have seen what Socialism leads to laugh at the naivety of Europeans and others who believe "Socialism is the awnser to all the problems in the world"...

Americans shouldn't be demanding for "more Socialism" we should be demanding for the government, and government officials to uphold and defend OUR CONSTITUTION AND EVERY RIGHT ENUMERATED IN OUR BILL OF RIGHTS.... But instead Socialists... forgive me "PROGRESSIVES" have been working for decades to implement more, and more Socialist programs, and laws which is what has caused the problems we are in...

We fought for our INDEPENDENCE to get away from the English dictatorship over our colonies, and now people like you want us to give up our sovereignty and to take up the mantle of Socialism which leads to a One World Socialist dictatorship, aka OWG (One World Government) and is part of the reason for the economic problems plaguing the world appart from the other "crisis" being used by the SOCIALIST elites to control us more?....




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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
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Doesn't adds displayed in talk show times are promoted by the Media outlets doing the broadcast?

Now if Glenn Beck's contract have anything that say he is the promoter of such adds then he could be held accountable for whatever results coming from promoting such an add.

But if this is the media outlet income source and used during his air time is not his fault.

Maybe somebody with more knowledge can explain, how he can be held accountable.

Still the congressman is just fishing for Beck with some personal purpose here


No Beck himself is an advertiser for Goldline, I also believe he supports them, and "claims" to use them himself, as they are one of the few advertisers that haven't been scared away by the Obama machine. If in fact Goldline *is* a disreputable organization and it's all a scam, he could be liable for conspiracy to commit fraud (That is stretching it btw, but knowing how we're operating in the country nowadays it's not too far off) , however, I do not believe this is the case, they may make a tidy profit, but as for the markups, even Beck himself pointed out the Mint makes a 1000% markup on it's products.

This is just Anthony Wiener trying to make another sensationalist crusade in an election year, nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary for him.




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