NO BID CONTRACT: Michelle O’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare site…

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contractto build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

‘So help me God’ now optional in Air Force oath…

The Ballad of Kid Cruz: El Norte Americano

CENSUS: Welfare Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Workers…

Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

Palin turns down anti-gun Piers Morgan’s interview request — with picture of bear she shot dead!

Video: British Security Officer Who Witnessed Benghazi Attack Says State Dept. Wouldn’t Let His Guards Carry Guns

7-Eleven clerk fired for pulling gun on armed thief

Early education ‘tools of the mind’ education more like mind control

Early education ‘tools of the mind’ education more like mind control

Egypt Executioner: Strangling ‘Hobby’ Since Childhood, ‘I Love My Job’

Al Gore Explains Advantages of Sharia Law to Andrea Mitchell (humor)

CBS News: Obamacare’s Entire Financial Model is In Danger of Collapsing – Guy Benson

Abusive eminant domain: Council seizes 103-year-old woman’s thriving business

Feds’ first auction for solar projects draws zero bids…

Federal officials are trying to figure out why the Bureau of Land Management’s first-ever auction of public land for solar-energy development failed to attract any bids.

Ken Johnson, a spokesman for the Solar Energy Industries, told the Post that financing large-scale solar projects remains a challenge for the industry.

In a related story:

Many of these solar companies have received LARGE amounts of YOUR tax money:

2009 to 2010

Bankrupt, closed, acquired


Bankrupt, closed

Acquisition, sale


Bankrupt, closed

Acquisition, fire sale, restructuring

  • Oelmaier (Germany inverters) insolvent, bought by agricultural supplier Lehner Agrar
  • Q.Cells (c-Si) insolvent, acquired by South Korea’s Hanwha
  • Sharp (a-Si) backing away from a-Si, retiring 160 of its 320 megawatts in Japan
  • Solibro (CIGS) Q-Cells unit acquired by China’s Hanergy
  • Solon (c-Si) acquired by UAE’s Microsol  
  • Scheuten Solar (BIPV) bankrupt, then acquired by Aikosolar
  • SolFocus (CPV) layoffs, restructuring for sale
  • Sunways (c-Si, inverters) bought by LDK, restructuring to focus on BIPV and storage


Bankrupt, closed

Acquisition, sale, restructuring