Friday, September 30, 2016

FBI Director Comey Took Millions from Clinton Foundation Defense Contractor

Is anyone surprised by this corruption? When FBI Director James Comey said that the organization would not be seeking to bring charges against Hillary Clinton over her illegal email server, anyone paying attention knew there was a deep level of corruption. Now, it’s been made clear. James Comey received millions of dollars from the corrupt Clinton Foundation, and his brother’s law firm also does the Clinton’s taxes.
According to a letter sent by 200 Republicans who stated Clinton “clearly placed our nation’s secrets in peril,” Comey was asked why he would not bring charges against her. “No one is above the law, and the American people deserve a more robust explanation for your decision to not recommend criminal charges.”

A review of FBI Director James Comey’s professional history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe.

These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes. 

Obama administration backed lifting sanctions on Iranian banks as part of hostage ransom

The Wall Street Journal has a shocking report that adds fuel to the fire over the $1.7 billion in cash paid to the Iranians to get the hostages released.
On the same day the cash payment arrived in Tehran, the U.S. secretly agreed to back a U.N. effort to lift sanctions on two Iranian banks accused of assisting Iran's ballistic missile program. 
The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations.
The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16.
Just how much of this nuclear agreement with Iran was real?  We learned after the deal went into effect that restrictions on Iran's centrifuge technology were a sham and that despite assurances from the White House, the deal did not prevent Iran from testing its ballistic missiles (separate U.N. resolutions were supposed to restrict the missile program). 

The FBI Director Can't Defend Immunity for Hillary Clinton's Aides

Two revealing, if largely unnoticed, moments came in the middle of FBI Director Jim Comey’s Wednesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. When combined, these moments prove that Mr. Comey gave Hillary Clinton a pass.
Congress hauled Mr. Comey in to account for the explosive revelation that the government granted immunity to Clinton staffers Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson as part of its investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton had mishandled classified information. Rep. Tom Marino (R., Pa.), who was once a Justice Department prosecutor and knows how these investigations roll, provided the first moment. He asked Mr. Comey why Ms. Mills was so courteously offered immunity in return for her laptop—a laptop that Mr. Comey admitted investigators were very keen to obtain. Why not simply impanel a grand jury, get a subpoena, and seize the evidence?
Mr. Comey’s answer was enlightening: “It’s a reasonable question. . . . Any time you are talking about the prospect of subpoenaing a computer from a lawyer—that involves the lawyer’s practice of law—you know you are getting into a big megillah.” 

Clinton’s claim that the Bush tax cuts played ‘a large part’ in sparking 2008 recession

The Facts

People may have legitimate disagreements on the combination of factors that led to the crisis. But there was a U.S. government commission, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, that in 2011 issued a 663-page report that carefully dissected the reasons for the crisis. The commission was chaired by former California state treasurer Phil Angelides, a big fundraiser for the Clinton campaign.
The findings were not without controversy – four Republican members dissented – but nowhere in the report is there any mention of or blame assigned to the Bush tax cuts. The key summary said:
“While the vulnerabilities that created the potential for crisis were years in the making, it was the collapse of the housing bubble — fueled by low interest rates, easy and available credit, scant regulation, and toxic mortgages — that was the spark that ignited a string of events, which led to a full-blown crisis in the fall of 2008. Trillions of dollars in risky mortgages had become embedded throughout the financial system, as mortgage-related securities were packaged, repackaged, and sold to investors around the world. When the bubble burst, hundreds of billions of dollars in losses in mortgages and mortgage-related securities shook markets as well as financial institutions that had significant exposures to those mortgages and had borrowed heavily against them. This happened not just in the United States but around the world. The losses were magnified by derivatives such as synthetic securities.” 

Escaping The Mess We Are In

As noted above, at the root of the racial conflicts now facing our country is the failed War on Poverty. It has been well documented that government policies, as part of the War on Poverty, spawned the destruction of the two parent family unit, lured people into destructive government dependence as a way of life, facilitated the decline of individual responsibility, lowered education standards and promoted sexual immorality.  These policies have hurt the overall health of the nation but has impacted the black community especially hard.  This item written by a black man discusses his experiences and affirms that the restoration of the family unit, enhanced education and restoration of sexual morality standards are the keys to overcoming our current racial problems.  He also notes that our religious institutions have a large role to play if we are to ever overcome the mess we are now in.

As you read this item keep in mind that progressivism/liberalism and collectivism are two peas in a pod.  Quote: "Collectivism causes all race problems. You cannot have racism, racial divides, and race issues without collectivist thinking.  Collectivist thought emphasizes the significance of groups—their identities, goals, rights, outcomes, etc over the significance of the individual. Poke around Quora and you'll find lots of weird questions that treat black people, white people, Asians, republicans, men, and women, and other massive groups of individuals as monolithic hive minds. "Do women like bald guys?" "What do black people think about . . ." "Why do whites always . . ."The solution for collectivist thought, and in turn racism and the racial divide, is for everyone to remember that we are individuals first and avoid thinking of people as members of groups." And, "I'd also point out that the racial divide is not caused by judging people, it's caused by judging people the wrong way--by the color of their skin. By lumping people into groups rather than taking each individual as he or she comes. King didn't hope that his grandchildren would not be judged at all; he hoped that they'd be judged individually by the content of their character."  The moral of this item is that progressive led governmental policies which promote collectivism are destructive to civil societies and must come to a halt if we are to survive as a free nation.

The counter-point black American, Charles Payne, makes in this piece is a good one.  Quote: "Morrison then explained, “The solution for us is for us to take some self-dignity, self-pride, by us unifying, understand that before we’re American we’re African first, that’s why it’s African-American.”  But Payne disagreed, saying, “I think we’re all Americans first and foremost.  I am an American and I’m of African descent and I’m proud of that, but I’m more proud of being an American more than anything else.”"   Ask yourself has President Obama ever displayed anything close to what Charles said?  Has he promoted the ideal of one nation under God and liberty for all?  Although not always the case in the past, our Constitution provides equality to everyone, regardless of race.  Policies and actions that divide have no place in government, academia, business/industry or private life.  Collectivism promotes all the wrong things by segregating our nation of individual Americans into groups which serves to promote discord instead of unity.  We are all Americans.  There should be no use of hyphenated designations of race, religion, sexual orientation, class or anything else which serves more to divide than unite. 

This item is relatively long but worth the read because it is filled with common sense and rational thought.  The piece ends with these two sentences.  Quote: "Political correctness does not unify the people, is not tolerant, and it actually prevents the truth from being told. Together Americans of all colors can do great things but we are never going to be unified if we keep credulously falling for the same tired media-driven political lies and divisive ‘social justice’ movements."   Political correctness and misguided social justice efforts are a product of progressivism, liberalism, Democrat thinking and should be utterly destroyed.

There are some novel ideas being offered to "fix" our problems with law enforcement.  This recommendation comes from Los Angeles. Quote: "With police shootings dominating the news, the Los Angeles Police Commission has a novel idea to avoid the kind of controversies seen from Ferguson, Mo., to Charlotte, N.C.  When confronted with an armed suspect, run away.  The Los Angeles Police Protective League is none too happy about the advice."  That is sure to scare the perpetrators into behaving, don't you think?  And a Massachusetts judge has ruled that it is legal for black suspects to run from police.  Consider the facts. Quote: " A Massachusetts judge passed a law making it legal for black men to run from police because they are at risk of being racially profiled. WHAT'S TRUE: The highest court in Massachusetts cited a "document[ed] pattern of racial profiling of black males in the city of Boston" as cause for black men to be disinclined to interact with officers.  WHAT'S FALSE: The ruling didn't explicitly state or establish as law that "black men ... have good reason to run from police."  This is idiotic on its face.  If perpetrators or suspects of criminal activity would do one simple thing the problem would not be as it now is.  They should simply obey the officer!!!  If innocent all is well.  If not a legitimate they must face the consequences - which is likely why most resist.  Progressive policies that subvert the law are establishing the very real fact that potential/real criminals are becoming another leftist protected class.  The pattern of behavior that has Black Lives Matter up in arms is built on cases where the police were doing their jobs with the people shot either defying the police, ignoring them, challenging them or making threatening gestures.  Ask yourself what are the police to do in such cases?  Bear in mind that most if not all of the people in recent incidences were known to the police and had criminal records.  So, what does the law abiding public deserve?  Is it reasonable for the courts and civic leaders to tell potential criminals it is okay to run from police and not to obey a lawful order?  Is it not reasonable for police to seek to determine if someone is or has committed a crime?  Get real!!  Police are there to protect the public, not potential or real criminals.  The whole black lives matter movement is based on a false premise, white cops kill blacks with impunity.  And the political left is aiding and abetting them to the detriment of innocent citizens and civil order.  This does not mean police should be allowed to commit crimes against anyone.  If they do so and if proven true, then they deserve punishment.  But this black lives matter movement is contrived nonsense and if allowed to continue will undermine the ability of the police to protect law abiding citizens they are there to serve. 

To me a much more serious concern is why Obama, Lynch, Hillary and others on the left pursue this "white cops kill blacks with impunity" narrative with such vengeance and all the while completely ignoring the very high volume of black on black crime.  The numbers of deaths from those crimes are astronomical when compared to white on black numbers, most of which are the result of police encounters.  Yet the left ignores this in favor of charging white cops with racism???   While a very small percentage may be it is more likely that most are not.  The facts established in previous paragraphs suggest that the left's misguided support for Black Lives Matter and their respective crimes, in fact, strongly suggests that they are the real racists in this game since such actions aid and abet criminal racial agitation for political gain.  The problem is that their self serving, self appointed superiority and outsized arrogance does not permit them to acknowledge the truth.

The bottom line is nothing will change so long as progressive government policies sustain the welfare state, retains tax policies beneficial to single parent fatherless homes, funds ceaseless and mostly black abortions, fosters illegal/unethical behaviors, encourages government dependence rather than promoting work, fails to encourage self reliance, promotes group rights while diminishing individual rights, promotes policies that encourage sexual promiscuity, fosters continued declines in educational achievement, denigrates/criminalizes religious moral precepts and more.

George Burns

The Charlotte Affair 2

This assessment of the "protests" going on in Charlotte "properly recasts" the media narrative to state the obvious truth.  If only the leftist, including Obama and Lynch, were honest enough to admit the truth.  But that is not possible because the truth does not fit their narrative.  They continue to insist the problem is white cops are racists.  It is clear they believe what the "criminal protesters" are doing is legitimate. But the real truth is that, "If you are protesting for justice, you sure aren’t going to get it by trying to burn people alive.  I don’t know how anyone out there can possibly justify the kinds of things that we have been seeing in Charlotte.  In addition to trying to throw an innocent photographer into a fire, the “protesters” have also engaged in other forms of violence that are extremely alarming.  The following summary originally comes from Paul Joseph Watson
  • Stealing and looting cash registers from local businesses is not a legitimate form of protest
  • A “protester” shooting another “protester” is not a legitimate form of protest.
  • Physically attacking reporters is not a legitimate form of protest.
  • Throwing rocks off bridges at passing vehicles full of families is not a legitimate form of protest
  • Beating up innocent people in parking lots because they’re white is not a legitimate form of protest.
  • Smashing up apartment windows where black people live to “protest” in favor of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is not a legitimate form of protest.
  • Trashing your own neighborhood is not a legitimate form of protest.
  • Looting the Charlotte Hornets team store so you can steal basketball merchandise is not a legitimate form of protest
  • Attempting to hijack cars and terrify their innocent occupants is not a legitimate form of protest.   
This horrible attitude in these links are directly attributable to Obama and his race baiting cohorts.  And how about this?   And this?   And, unbelievably, AG Loretta Lynch tells them she feels their pain...translation don't worry we are with you.  We understand what you are doing why you are doing it.  That is the seriously flawed thinking of our lawless president, his equally lawless Department of Justice and far, far too manyon the left. 

Obama, Hillary, Holder, George Soros, the New Black Panther party and more are being sued for inciting black violence.  Quote: "A Dallas police officer and a former federal prosecutor are suing the people they believe are responsible for the racial tensions that have led to the deaths of multiple police officers around the country and an increased danger to the rest.  The class-action lawsuit (Pennie et. al v. Farrkahan et. al) was filed Friday in a federal court in Texas by Sgt. Demetrick Pennie and Larry Klayman. It accuses Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, the Black Lives Matter movement, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and others of causing "threats, severe bodily injury and/or deaths, future deaths, emotional harm, and imminent fears of death and/or serious bodily harm" to police officers around the country."

It turns out that the private citizens a black policemen shot was a bad guy.  That doesn't mean he should have been killed but he had in the past taken shots at police.  He was definitely armed.

Now tell me if the NCAAP has any ethics whatever.  Not only that they are as racist as they can be.  Saying black cops are not really blacks are and insult to them and the all policemen regardless of race.  This whole racist thing is getting way out of control.

As the above paragraphs demonstrate too much irrational thinking exists among far too many leftist personalities and that logically breeds irrational behavior.  This is a legacy the liberals/Democrats will sorely regret having ever promosted.  Quote: "The left has created a new, fashionable way to bash the U.S., through its creation of Black Lives Matter. Now, some of the most wealthy, entitled athletes in the country are disrespecting the national anthem, alleging rampant racism. President Obama could have used his position as the first black president to show that race relations are better than ever, but instead he has used his bully pulpit to fan the flames of racism, making up racism where it doesn’t exist. A black police officer shoots a black suspect with a gun who refuses to put his gun down? Obama asserts that is racism."

Background on the War on Poverty.  It's Cause and Effects.  The events in Charlotte have been a long time coming and are in large measure unintended consequences resulting from the War on Poverty.

Preceding paragraphs to this quote deal with the good intentions of the War on Poverty but which have failed to produced the promised results.  Quote: "This lack of progress in building self-sufficiency is due in major part to the welfare system itself. Welfare wages war on social capital, breaking down the habits and norms that lead to self-reliance, especially those of marriage and work. It thereby generates a pattern of increasing intergenerational dependence. The welfare state is self-perpetuating: By undermining productive social norms, welfare creates a need for even greater assistance in the future.  As the War on Poverty passes the half-century mark, it is time to rein in the endless growth in welfare spending and return to LBJ’s original goals. As the economy improves, total means-tested spending should be moved gradually toward pre-recession levels. Able-bodied, non-elderly adult recipients in all federal welfare programs should be required to work, prepare for work, or at least look for a job as a condition of receiving benefits. Finally—and most important—the anti-marriage penalties should be removed from welfare programs, and long-term steps should be taken to rebuild the family in lower-income communities."

This item discusses the unintended consequences of the War on Poverty.

The Charlotte Affair 1

Here is a police dash cam video released by the Charlotte police.   And here is the dash cam video released by the police.    While neither are definitive in providing a clear picture of what happened they provide context for the rest of this note. 

This is a summary of the Charlotte debacle written by a black American.  His comments provide good context for understanding the what and why of the whole tragedy.  Quote: "The abhorrent barbarism that has shaken Charlotte is being attributed to the police shooting and killing of Keith Lamont Scott. But that is the red herring used to silence truthful criticism and justify animalistic behavior. It may have been a secret to the rest of America, but it was no secret to those in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area that Scott had a two-decade-long history of gun violence, which included the shooting at police officers in Texas. But as is typical in instances like this, the most violent of offender is immediately heralded to be worthy of sainthood, their lengthy criminal histories notwithstanding."  And, "The faces of those associated with domestic terrorist groups like Black Lives Matter are nothing more than pawns in a global game of social unrest that is designed and intended to reap riches and political fortunes for the George Soroses of America and the government caricatures who operate from the shadows.  Blacks and those who feign concern for justice, as long as same is defined as demonization of whites and vilification of all authority, are entitled to their pernicious heterodoxies, but they are not entitled to make up the facts. The facts are that blacks are usable because they are blinded by unconscious and reflexive contempt for whites that lends itself perfectly to those who benefit from social unrest and immiseration."

It is unfortunate but impossible to ignore, we have, Obama, Holder, Lynch, Hillary, and more of the practitioners of the political left and many Republican neocons to thank for this mess.  Pacifying criminal behavior, supporting black lives matter, promoting racial hatred and civil discord is unacceptable to most decent, law abiding citizens.  But, the progressive left has lost its moral compass and pursues its nefarious and mostly destructive political objectives by all manner of unethical, even illegal means.  And,

And get this.  The DOJ is pandering to the Charlotte perpetrators.  Quote: "Good news, gang: with riots raging in Charlotte, North Carolina, white people being assaulted in parking lots and on highways, and cops being smashed in the face with rocks, Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice will be deploying four members of Community Relations Service (CRS) to the city. Lynch explained of the rioters, “We hear your voices and we feel your pain.”  That is exactly what the people affected by the criminal behavior of the perpetrators (according to reports most of whom are outside agitators  - see next item) don't you think? Ask yourself how did they get to Charlotte so fast???  Once again Obama's DOJ sides with the law breakers.   This item extends that assertion.

A reporter's tweet.  Quote: "Charlotte police sergeant tells me 70% of ppl arrested last night had out of state ID: "these are not protestors, these are criminals""   Now tell me that the "progressive planners" were not prepared to send in their professional agitators to lead this so called "spontaneous" riot.  The black policeman killing a black man was the necessary trigger for them to create chaos.  They would have preferred a white cop.  But any cop will do to support their nefarious narrative that cops hate blacks, especially white cops.  And, look who may well be behind, as he has in the past, this chaos. 

This is a long piece but worth the read.  The truth told by this black American will likely shock some because our left leaning mainstream media has been engaged in evasive reporting and even censorship of the truth for many years.  Obama stepped to the plate and engaged in overt racist behavior throughout his tenure in office and the leftist media has backed him the whole way.  It is time for the public to accept the truth that our leftist government, politicians in both parties, academia and the mainstream media have supported subtle racism for many years. Charlotte is just the latest in a series of consequential horrific events they have delivered.  It is now time to kick them out of office so we as a nation have a chance to heal from the affliction they, especially during the Obama years, have laid on us.  Quote: Speaking of the Baltimore disaster, the piece notes this. Quote: "At the time of [Freddie] Gray’s death resulting from an encounter with the police, Baltimore had a black mayor, a black police chief, a majority black city council, and a police force less than half white. All the excuses used in Ferguson were out the window. That did not stop the alchemists from blaming everyone but themselves. “I think there are police departments that have to do some soul searching,” said Barack Obama. “I think there’s some communities that have to do some soul searching. But I think we as a country have to do some soul searching. This is not new. It’s been going on for decades.” Note: This author rightly disagrees with Obama's remarks.  He says, and he is right, that, "...what has been going on for decades is the refusal of most black people to do any soul searching. All Obama did with his comments was create an environment for blacks to blame police. These were code words for “racism is real,” and the problem is the white man. All that the Baltimore state’s attorney did by indicting six police officers – three of them black – was to confirm that black people’s problems are someone else’s fault. In truth, nothing is going to change for the people in Baltimore – the people of America – until they take responsibility for their own lives."  

Items Worth Reading

This note offer a few informative reads followed by items discussing the tragic events in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This is a tutorial discussing the effects of totalitarianism has on people and nations. Quote: "It is vitally important for Americans to understand that the collectivist dictatorship of the future (that writers like Aldous Huxley and George Orwell were warning us about) is not going to take over our country instantaneously as in Nazi Germany or violently as in Soviet Russia, and certainly not by openly declaring that it is going to take over. It is coming about very slowly and subtly by the adoption of false ideas and a subconscious self-deception among the intellectuals that lead our nation, by corrup­tion of the word symbols that the people use, and by a philosophical distor­tion of the reality around them. Such deceptions and corruptions make the people believe that what they are getting is some new enlightened kind of freedom, some sort of “progressive,” “creative,” and “benevolent” government that will erect a great utopia of material wealth, where all men will be perpetually secure and successful no matter what the levels of their capability, intelligence, and energy are."  

This is a very informative item.  The author takes on the idiocy so prevalent the self anointed members of the so called intelligentsia who believe it is their right, no their obligation, to tell the rest of us how to live our lives.  Quote: "What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and 5) who to vote for."

These are wise words and rightly refutes the left's illogical thinking about the Second Amendment.  Quote: "Our Founding Fathers were men filled with common sense – a trait going the way of the panda bear in our modern times. It’s what led them to draft and adopt The 2nd Amendment, the right to “keep and bear arms.” Why? For no other reason than to restrain evil. The 2nd Amendment is not an endorsement of hunting, my friends. It’s a means to prevent the evil that is in the heart of every single one of us from gaining the upper hand. The Founding Fathers knew that the heart of man is dark, and when darkness reigns, freedom wanes."

This piece deals with a reality of which far, far too many Americans are oblivious.  Please read.  Quote: "Most Americans don’t realize that all revolutions aren’t the result of overt force. Hitler, for instance, was voted into power in Germany, as was Hugo Ch├ívez in Venezuela. Currently in the United States we are in the process of such a revolution by the progressive controlled Democrat party – sadly too many Americans are oblivious to what is happening."    Don't think for one minute this cannot happen to us.

This item is about intellectuals vs. real thinkers.  Quote: "Real thinkers do not ignore contrary evidence or silence opposing views, and they certainly do not falsify their data -- something that has happened more than once among the climate-heating orthodox community.  Similar stifling of free debate is evident on many issues, where the insult has replaced the factually-based argument.  Obama, Clinton, and some journalists suggest those with contrary views on abortion, immigration, the economy, crime, Iran, Israel and  terrorism are haters of women, racists, war mongers and  xenophobes.  They always seem to say: “We know the problems and the answers, and so, be good enough to stay out of our way.”  Throughout his time in office, Obama pictured himself and his team as experts on the Middle East, which has since sunk into greater chaos, with great waves of bloodshed and refugees, as terrorism has expanded.  Other world leaders who acted like they knew better but are now out the door or on their way are German Chancellor  Angela Merkel and Britain’s ex-Prime Minister David Cameron.  Their heritage is a refugee crisis and Britain leaving the EU.  So is it any surprise when the search for common sense leads the common man to spurn the so-called elites and so-called intellectuals?"

Obama remains on target in his quest to divide and conquer.  He continues his racial and gender bigotry for purely political purposes.   It is reasonable to question his motives.  He seemingly does not recognize (or ignores, even welcomes) the real dangerous conditions across the globe, let alone things ongoing in our country that are directly attributable to Muslim radicals.  Just days after two Islamic terrorist events in our country he announces he wants to dump more more un-vetted Muslims on us.   Hillary pledges to up the anti and bring in a million more.
Another very interesting item.  While the FBI has not declared such, according to the FBI's definition of domestic terrorism, Obama meets the mark....Read the FBI definitions and you can judge for yourself if he and his activities comport with their definition.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

John Kerry Aware State Dept. Siphoned Millions to Daughter's Charity

More than $9 million of the State Department's money has been funneled to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, with his acknowledgement, The Daily Caller revealed.
The report also stated that Kerry "knew" about the program as he announced an extension from the Department of State's funding in 2014. "What we're talking about here is a multi-million dollar effort that will strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers to deliver lifesaving HIV services. [I]t will build on the Global Health Service Partnership with Peace Corps and Seed Global Health," Kerry said at a World AIDS Day event in December 2014, reports the Daily Caller.
The comments made in 2014 appear to contradict recent claims of the Department of State who believe Kerry "played no role" in influencing the official decision. The funds were granted under the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP).
The GHSP program was started in 2012 while Kerry was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. That panel oversees both the Department of State and the Peace Corps, which played a role in awarding funds.

Guccifer 2.0 Releases More DNC Docs, Exposing More Corruption

On September 23, hacker Guccifer 2.0 released more documents obtained from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Last week, WikiLeaks directly released files from Guccifer 2.0 through their Twitter account. Among them was a high-profile donor list revealing the pay-to-play appointments of several ambassadorships and other positions by President Barack Obama. On September 15, Guccifer 2.0 released several DCCC memos on a WordPress site, including one from Ohio dated December 9, 2015 that referred to Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee before the primaries began, even though Sen. Bernie Sanders was just a few points behind Clinton in most polls. “With former Governor Ted Strickland and Secretary Clinton on the ballot, there will be a boost from the top of the ticket,” read the memo.
Based on many similar memos and documents released by Guccifer 2.0 from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and DCCC, it appears the Democratic Party leadership felt strangely self-assured Clinton would be their presidential nominee before a single vote was cast. The Clinton campaign and DNC have not disputed the veracity of any files or documents leaked, rather they have portrayed themselves as the victims of Russian hackers to divert attention from the content of the leaks. 

Things To Think About 2

Would you give to a so-called charity that only distributes 5.7% of what it takes in for charitable causes?  That was the Clinton Foundation's record in 2014.  Quote: "Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”  The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.  That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.  Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the remaining almost $851K was marked as “professional fundraising expenses.”

The mystery surrounding Obama's birthplace is getting more curious all the time.  She will, of course, deny it but it was her 2008 campaign that made the whole thing a public debate.  Her denial will not wash.  Quote: "David Goldstein of McClatchy reports on two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama who pushed the false “birther” narrative that Obama was born in Kenya. One of the supporters was Clinton’s longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal who pitched the story to McClatchy’s former Washington Bureau Chief James Asher."   BUT, BUT, BUT the real source of this whole issue was Obama himself.  Hillary just publicized his own words.    Is the matter clear now????   And this is the media's response to Hillary's action?  "So What!"

Obama's propensity to disobey or skirt the law is well established.  If this turns out to be true here is a horrific example you will not like.  Quote: "A member of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing the Obama administration of laundering some $1.7 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Iran through a complicated network that included the New York Federal Reserve and several European banks, according to conversations with sources and new information obtained by the lawmaker and viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  New disclosures made by the Treasury Department to Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), a House Intelligence Committee member, show that an initial $400 million cash payment to Iran was wired to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) and then converted from U.S. dollars into Swiss francs and moved to an account at the Swiss National Bank, according to a copy of communication obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon.  Once the money was transferred to the Swiss Bank, the “FRBNY withdrew the funds from its account as Swiss franc banknotes and the U.S. Government physically transported them to Geneva” before personally overseeing the handover to an agent of Iran’s central bank, according to the documents.  These disclosures shine new light on how the Obama administration moved millions of dollars from U.S. accounts to European banks in order to facilitate three separate cash payments to Iran totaling $1.7 billion.  The latest information is adding fuel to accusations the Obama administration arranged the payment in this fashion to skirt U.S. sanctions laws and give Iran the money for the release of U.S. hostages, in what many have called a ransom."

This black American has little regard for Obama, Hillary or the Congressional Black Caucus.  Quote: "Democrats know the primary problem in the black community is the breakdown of the family, but they won’t publicly admit this because they don’t want to lose the black vote. Instead, they blame “racism” to keep blacks angry – thereby controlling them to maintain power.  The Congressional Black Caucus, Obama and Hillary are only out to protect their own power and wealth. It’s time to unmask these vipers and break their stranglehold on the black vote."  And, "In fact, it’s Obama who’s shown no regard for working people. Obama will go down as the most despised and the worst president in American history. Every key economic indicator shows that blacks are far worse off under Obama than under any other recent president. In his hometown of Chicago, black-on-black shootings have surged to over 3,000 (surpassing last year’s 2,980 figure), and all Obama can do is blame guns!  As for Hillary, she’s Obama in a dress. Democrats have nothing meaningful to offer blacks, so they make up lies and talk about “racism” to try and scare blacks to vote against Republicans, but it’s not going to work this time.

Another past item dealt with the alt-left and alt-right.  This item furthers that conversation.

Many of Obama's illegal executive orders have/will cost innocent Americans a bundle of money.  Quote: "The Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday that just nine executive orders from President Obama cost the American taxpayers $31 billion. An order creating a new repayment plan for student loans, for example, will cost $15.4 billion. Delaying the employer health mandate under Obamacare cost taxpayers $12 billion, and changing cost sharing provisions for Obamacare insurers cost $3 billion. New overtime rules will cost hundreds of millions, and additional background checks for firearms transfers will cost $5.5 million."

If these allegation prove to be true, we all should be disgusted.   Another unethical thing and it negatively affects small donors to her campaign and it is no accident.   Quote: "The fraud specialist says that each complaint follows the same pattern –  a donor believes they’re making a small, one-time donation to the campaign, only to find out they’ve been charged multiple times. Those charges never amount to more than $100 in total, avoiding extra scrutiny from the banks.  He charged, “she’s (Clinton) stealing from her poorest supporters.”  The bank specialist said similar tactics are used by porn companies which, with Bill’s history, is probably where the Clintons learned the tactic.  Sound like the whole thing might just be a misunderstanding? Think again.  During Clinton’s 2007 campaign for president, the New York Times reported that Hillary’s camp “had to subtract hundreds of thousands of dollars from its first-quarter total because of a variety of problems, including donors whose credit cards were mistakenly charged twice.”

An interesting assessment of the two main presidential candidates and their respective lies. 

This is about Obama and his global warming gambit.

Retired General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell opens up another door detrimental to Hillary's quest for the White House.  Check out this piece.  more here.

Trump is absolutely right about Hillary's characterization of him and many of those who support him.  She is obviously frantic that he is even with or ahead of her in the polls.  Quote: "She calls the patriotic Americans who support our campaign, many of whom cops and soldiers, ‘deplorable’ and ‘irredeemable’ and she means it. Has she ever talked that way about radical Islam? No. Or about those who oppose and murder women and gays overseas?" Trump said during a Monday rally in Fort Meyers, Fla.   "Let’s ask Hillary Clinton—how many people who subscribe to radical Islamic views and support the oppression of non-believers would you call 'deplorable' or 'irredeemable.' Or are those words reserved only for hardworking Americans who love our country and want to make a statement?”   He went onto connect the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey for a failure of America's immigration system, embodied by Clinton and President Obama." 

Hillary needs to be careful what she says.  Her charge that Trump is inciting terrorism could backfire. Quote: "The kind of language and rhetoric Trump has used is giving comfort to our adversaries,” Clinton said.  The Trump campaign quickly fired back, calling Clinton’s remarks “beyond the pale” and “an attempt to distract from her horrible record on ISIS.”  Trump communications adviser Jason Miller accused Clinton of supporting policies that led directly to the rise of ISIS.  “If Clinton really wants to find the real cause of ISIS, she needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror,” Miller said. “The decision to remove all American troops from Iraq in 2011, which was vigorously supported by Clinton, created the vacuum that led to the founding of ISIS. Nothing she says or does can ever un-ring that bell. The only thing we can expect from a Hillary Clinton presidency is more attacks on our homeland and more innocent Americans being hurt and killed.” 

George Burns

Things To Think About 1

None of us knows what Hillary's health problems are except medical professionals who see and treat her.  However, the way she and her handlers are dealing with this issue raises more questions than answers, leaving it to people to speculate.  Multiple medical professionals have spoken out about this and based on their knowledge have offered commentary on what may be her problem(s). This item deals with that subject.  

Cogent observations.  Quote: "Hillary Clinton affirmed a serious illness this week. It wasn’t bacterial pneumonia.  Bill Safire diagnosed the disease twenty years ago when he evaluated Hillary Clinton as a “congenital liar.”  After dismissing reports of her ill health as conspiracy theories for much of the summer, the Clinton campaign described the candidate as “overheated” after leaving a 9/11 memorial event on Sunday. MSNBC spun the abrupt departure as an act of politeness. Bizarrely calling high 70s/low 80s “horrific, very hot, extremely humid,” anchor Alex Witt maintained that Clinton “did not want to bring attention to herself… given the solemnity of the event.”  But video showed a slumping 68-year-old, struggling to stand, strongarmed into a van by people who earned the title “handlers.” Trevor Berbick walked on steadier legs after Mike Tyson clocked him.  Candidates recover from falls, literal and metaphorical. Reputations don’t recover from patterns of deceit."

But, given the questions regarding Hillary's health, should she win the election and the worst happens, we need to know much more about her vice presidential pick.  This item provides a good review of his background and may well give you reasons to reconsider your support for Hillary.

One thing is abundantly clear.  The left's claim that the Republican Party is the party of the wealthy is one big fat lie.  Hillary's massively wealthy supporters prove the point.  Here is the truth.  Quote: "Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other Democrats lambasted Hillary Clinton for her scandalously enormous campaign donations from Wall Street’s biggest banks and hedge funds. Her response has been to double down and take still more campaign lucre, while feigning outrage that anyone would think that any amount of money, no matter how large, could ever corrupt a paragon of virtue such as herself. “Anybody who knows me, who thinks they can influence me, name anything they’ve influenced me on. Just name one thing,” Clinton defiantly charged at a February 3, 2016, televised CNN forum in New Hampshire. “I’m out here every day saying, ‘I’m going to shut them down; I’m going after them.’” At an earlier campaign stop in Iowa on January 24, she declared, “I believe strongly that we need to make sure that Wall Street never wrecks Main Street again.... No bank is too big to fail, and no executive is too powerful to jail.”  In an internal memo on August 8, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook crowed that the campaign had hauled in $90 million in July, and “we are very proud of the more than $469 million our campaign has raised so far.” It is certain to hit well over a half billion dollars before Election Day. And here are some of the principal Lords of Mammon who are providing it: George Soros, hedge fund investor, $9 million to pro-Clinton SuperPACs; Alex Soros, son of George Soros, $1 million to pro-Clinton groups; Steven Spielberg, Hollywood producer/director, $1 million to pro-Clinton SuperPACs; Donald Sussman, Paloma Partners hedge fund, $8.1 million to pro-Clinton SuperPACs; James Simons, Renaissance Technologies investment firm, $9.5 million to pro-Clinton groups; Bernard L. Schwartz, investment banker, $1 million to pro-Clinton groups; Herbert M. Sandler, banker, $3 million to pro-Clinton SuperPACs; Jay Robert and Mary Katherine Pritzker, investors, $6.5 million to pro-Clinton groups. Additional “Billionaire Club” Hillary supporters include Warren Buffett, the world’s second-wealthiest billionaire (according to a July 2016 Forbes rating); Jeff Bezos, founder, owner of the Washington Post, the world’s third-wealthiest billionaire (Forbes); Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor, Bloomberg News CEO, gun control/global-warming activist; Elon Musk, tech magnate (PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX); Oprah Winfrey, entertainer; Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hollywood movie mogul; Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO; Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard CEO; Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO; Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, reality TV show star; Mortimer Zuckerman, owner/publisher of the New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report; Tom Steyer, hedge fund manager/environmental activist; Barry Diller, media and entertainment mogul; and Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO.   Despite her proclamations to the contrary consider to whom Hillary is beholden.  It certainly is not you and I.  And, it is necessary to ignore what she says and pay close attention to who she hangs with and what she does/has done.  I say again, she is definitely not about you and I.  

Past items have dealt with the vast influence socialist billionaire George Soros has over the Democrat party and progressive activities.  This item provides more insight and should give pause to anyone who embraces progressive and Democrat policies.    Here is evidence he is pushing for censorship/elitist control of the internet. Quote: "Documents obtained through the breach of George Soros' Open Society Foundations reveal a comprehensive vision for the future of the Internet, with the philanthropic group funding at least 13 organizations to promote expanding government-funded access and encouraging regulatory influence over the content users view."  
Leftist elitists are manipulating the voting process to the advantage of Democrat candidates.  This is another one of George Soros's funded projects. What all the people want is unimportant to the left.  What the political left wants is. This item discusses 10 specific actions being taken to assure all future elections result in Democrat victories.  Quote: "George Soros-funded organizations are trying to rewrite the rules of how elections are run so that it is easier for Democrats and leftists to win. Flush with millions of dollars, these organizations are seeking to fundamentally transform American election rules so they permanently favor the agenda of Democrats, racial interest groups, progressives, and organized labor.

This is a good assessment of ongoing efforts by leftist elitists to make it easier for Democrats to win elections.  The will of the people is unimportant.  What these leftist elitists want to impose on us is what is important to them. That is the definition of tyranny - we already see that with Obama and Hillary will surely follow suit.  Quote: "The content details what socialist billionaire, "George Soros-funded organizations are trying to rewrite the rules of how elections are run so that it is easier for Democrats and leftists to win. Flush with millions of dollars, these organizations are seeking to fundamentally transform American election rules so they permanently favor the agenda of Democrats, racial interest groups, progressives, and organized labor." The article identifies 10 specific areas that are being pursued 

Another thread emerges in the Hillary email saga.  They just will not stop coming.  Check it out. 

They laughed for good reason. Former Florida governor Crist's statement about Hillary was an obvious lie.  Members of the political left just don't get that honesty trumps lying every time.  They look and sound foolish when making such obvious false statements...but they do it all the time. 

A thoughtful piece inspired by the wisdom contained in the book "Schindler's List".  Quote: "The real lesson here seems to be that at the extremes of socialism lies despotism. Becoming dependent upon government largesse and social welfare imperils us, because it attaches us to a system that is no longer viable for far too long. Entrepreneurship and wealth, while not a panacea, create far more options under conditions of crisis than poverty and dependence.  The welfare state, while well-intended, sets the stage for state control over resources. It limits one’s political choices and constrains freedom. Government should really be in the business of defending liberty and upholding the constitutional rule of law. When it expands into other areas of life – education, social welfare and even scientific investment, it often crowds out better solutions. America at its best is a society that fosters prosperity by protecting freedom, equal justice, freedom of expression, freedom of association. It is not a system of government that attempts to guarantee equal outcomes.  America is a country that shines because it offers individuals the opportunity to control their destiny. Immigrants are attracted to our nation not because it promises subsidized living, but because people are free to benefit from the fruits of their works, ideas and talents." 

Everyone should be concerned with the fact that Obama and Hillary embrace Islam despite the evidence that doing so is a big mistake and costing Americans financial and physical harm.  This item discusses the history of Islam and it is anything but peaceful.  Quote: "In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only invading Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca, and southern Spain, but Rome itself. The only thing standing in his way was the small rocky island of Malta just south of Sicily, defended by the Knights of Malta.  In March of 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sent Algerian Admiral Dragut to Malta with 200 ships and 40,000 Muslim soldiers, including 6,500 elite Janissary troops.  Dragut stated: “Unless you have smoked out this nest of vipers, you can do no good anywhere.”  Queen Elizabeth I of England is said to have remarked: “If the Turks should prevail against the Isle of Malta, it is uncertain what further peril might follow to the rest of Christendom.”  The Knights of Malta were led by a 70-year-old Frenchmen, Jean Parisot de la Valette. Pleas for reinforcements went out across Europe, but defense seemed futile. La Valette addressed his men: “A formidable army composed of audacious barbarians is descending on this island. These persons, my brothers, are the enemies of Jesus Christ. …”  Can anyone tell me how it is that Obama, Hillary and the political left can reconcile their undying support of Muslims and gays at the same time?  Read this item and tell me how they are able to reconcile their irreconcilable dichotomy.

Quote: "Leftism has been on life support for fifty years.  The Republican landslide in the 1966 midterm election was recognized by everyone at the time as a massive rejection of the agenda and the politics of the left.  The reasons were clear.  The War on Poverty produced race riots and idiocies like "Welfare Strikes."  Having achieved civil rights, militant blacks were now demanding "Black Power."  Affirmative action was so clearly discrimination that there were few serious minds who could coherently defend this vile incarnation of state-mandated bigotry."  The three pillars of leftism are:  pillars are:  "(1) monopolistic control of news and entertainment by the left, with a corresponding collusion against the public interest; (2) limitless usurpation of power to Washington and within Washington to the federal bench, independent regulatory agencies, and executive departments, which buys support; and (3) the creation of a vast taxpayer-subsidized system of pseudo-education and pseudo-research whored into unsavory work corrupting all true education and research."

Thoughtful Items 2

You may find this narrative quite interesting .  It is unusual but effective in its presentation of cogent truths.

This item asks  this question: How Is Fundamental Transformation Going?    The answer is summarized here.

Politics is a dirty game.  This is but one example.

Thomas Sowell is a great American.  His articles are always common sensible and to the point.  This one is no exception.

Interesting.  Bill Clinton's CIA director does not think Hillary should be president.  He supports Trump.  In his own words he says, “She demonstrated a complete lack of understanding and an inability to lead the agency she headed in such a way as to maintain its mission and security,” Woolsey said in a statement.  “Based on the emails thus far released we know that Secretary Clinton also lacks the ability to lead her senior managers while complying with and maintaining the basic protocols designed to protect our government’s sensitive and classified information. Mr. Trump understands the magnitude of the threats we face and is holding his cards close to the vest.”

This is another on point observation by Thomas Sowell.

The welcome sign Obama put out for illegal aliens has had a number of unfortunate consequences.  This item details one of them.

Even after FBI Director Comey's inexplicable recommendation to not indict, Hillary's email saga continues to unravel.  A congressional hearing is uncovering new evidence and revealing new insights.  The nature of the new information reflects poorly on the FBI investigation.  Of course, it is worse for Hillary's claim she did noting wrong.  And, this admission reveals that multiple security violations occurred.   And, you have to wonder why the guy who set up Hillary's computer system refuses to testify.  And lastly, dissatisfied with FBI testimony the House Committee chairman, Jason Chaffetz, served "... a subpoena demanding the FBI’s full investigative file on the Hillary Clinton email probe to a top official, telling the man “you are hereby served.”  The dramatic moment came as House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah,  expressed frustration that the FBI would not guarantee to provide the committee with the full, unedited, unredacted investigative summaries of the federal inquiry into Clinton’s homebrewed server and the Democratic presidential nominee’s potential mishandling of classified information.  “That’s the way a banana republic acts, not the way the United States of America acts,” Chaffetz told FBI acting legislative affairs chief Jason Herring. “I don’t expect to have to issue a subpoena to see unclassified information.”

It pays to have friends or family in high places in government.  These official feel free to hand out "our" money to organizations of "their"  friends and family.

This is a piece from a conservative source but one that lays out indisputable facts.

Quote: "The Clintons’ long effort to convey the key attributes of that moral decency is, as noted, a work in progress that has never made any progress. The junkyard of bellowed, didactic banalities that constitute Mrs. Clinton’s inventory of pronouncements is not, however, simply a random assortment. Two recurring themes suggest how she understands the larger purpose of her political career."  This item explains.

A sad but true accounting of the Clinton's propensity to lie and the media's willingness to believe and report them no matter the conflicts among them or their un-believability.

What the mainstream media needs to do is start treating Hillary and Kaine like they treat Trump and Pence.  Then, they would have some degree of credibility.  But they don't and they won't because they are in the tank for Hillary and Kaine.  To them advocacy of THEIR interests is their role.  Their job is to berate the opposition and promote who THEY want to win.  They as so arrogant that they believe people need be led by the nose and by them to do the right thing.  Check out this example.

This provides a glimpse into Hillary's notorious volatile temper.

George Burns