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Enterprising Boy Scouts, Small Banks Bust and Child-Care Scams

POSTED: 06:22 PM ET, 01/30/2009 by Derek Kravitz

The editors at Post Investigations have scoured the nation's top in-depth and investigative reports from this past week and selected their most interesting finds.

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Boy Scouts Collecting Cash for Development » The Boy Scouts of America say they "were green before it was cool to be green." But a Hearst Newspapers investigation has found Scouting councils nationwide have logged and sold to developers thousands of acres of sensitive forestlands, often for love of a different green: Cash. — Hearst Newspapers

The Small Bank Bust » The now-shuttered Silver State Bank isn't another casualty of the subprime flameout. The small bank made its biggest bets not on home mortgages, but on loans to developers across Nevada and Arizona. Its demise highlights an aspect of the financial crisis that's been overshadowed by the crash of Wall Street and its megabanks: How small banks are suffering from a wave of defaults on construction and development loans that could cause dozens more to succumb in the year ahead. — ProPublica

State-Funded Child-Care Scam Rakes in Thousands » Four months of investigating resulted in the discovery of serious problems in a $340 million taxpayer-financed child-care system known as Wisconsin Shares. The program was designed to give low-wage working parents assistance with child care, encouraging them to get and keep jobs, rather than stay on welfare. But reporters found a trail of phony companies, fake reports and shoddy oversight. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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NEW IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION WISH LIST!!!
EVERY TIME I TRY TO POST INFO,
I GET KNOCKED OFF!
SO I'LL JUST GIVE A LINK:
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-204578

Posted by: crisericson1 | January 31, 2009 2:04 AM

Regarding Boy Scouts and Logging:

The larger story is that SPI (and other Hearst outlets)were under orders to construct and publish this article, parroting the conclusions from their owners, Hurst Publishing.
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http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003936101
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Hurst decided over 2 years ago to compose yet another pre-concluded hit piece on Scouting. For two years, they sent editors (not journalists!) out to Boy Scout camps, until they collected enough data to custom build their expose.
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This carefully crafted article was a campaign in the larger War on Scouting. It's the natural reaction from folks who are terrified of any program that turn Boys into Strong, Confident Men.

Posted by: keepwastingmoney | January 31, 2009 11:32 PM

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