I just added 55 new items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/

Items 1,001 through 1,304 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/

Here are the 55 new entries:

1,250) A spokesperson for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contradicted Clinton’s own statement about the 30,000 emails that Clinton had deleted from her private server

In March 2015, ABC News reported the following about the 30,000 emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had deleted from her private server:

“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” she said, adding that all other emails were personal and pertained to matters such as “yoga routines,” “family vacations,” and “planning Chelsea’s wedding.”

In July 2016, Donald Trump said:

“I will tell you this — Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be next. Yes, sir.”

Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan responded by saying:

“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent… That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”

So, which is it?

Are all of the emails private and not related to work?

Or, are they a matter of national security?

They can’t be both.

So which is it?

1,251) The “most transparent administration in history” illegally ignored a Freedom of Information request regarding Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule

In 2015, Associated Press sued the Obama administration for illegally ignoring a Freedom of Information request regarding Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule.

1,252) “Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.”

In August 2016, the Washington Post reported:

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.

A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player with a criminal past.

The crown prince of Bahrain, whose government gave more than $50,000 to the Clintons’ charity and who participated in its glitzy annual conference, wanted a last-minute meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

U2 rocker and philanthropist Bono, also a regular at foundation events, wanted high-level help broadcasting a live link to the International Space Station during concerts.

In each case, according to emails released Monday from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state, the requests were directed to Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and confidante, Huma Abedin, who engaged with other top aides and sometimes Clinton herself about how to respond.

1,253) The “most transparent administration in history” said it would not release the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule until after the November 2016 election

In August 2016, the Obama administration said that it would not release the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule until after the November 2016 election.

1,254) The “most transparent administration in history” waited seven months to tell the public that it had airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran

In August 2016, it was reported that seven months earlier, the Obama administration had secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran.

1,255) The Obama administration lied about whether or not its payment of $400 million in cash to Iran was a ransom for releasing four American hostages

On August 2, 2016, the Obama administration said that the $400 million in cash that it had given to Iran in January 2016 had nothing to do with Iran releasing four American hostages.

However, on August 18, 2016, the Obama administration said that the payment was contingent on the hostages being released.

One of these two statements by the Obama administration must be a lie. I don’t even have to know which of the two statements is true, and which one is false, to know that one of them is a lie.

1,256) The “most transparent administration in history” refused to answer questions from Congress about how it paid an additional $1.3 billion to Iran

In August 2016, it twas reported that the Obama administration had paid $1.7 billion to Iran. Of that amount, $400 million was paid in cash as ransom for four U.S. hostages. However, the Obama administration refused to answer questions from Congress about how it paid the other $1.3 billion.

1,257) Commander-in-Chief Obama “killed entire families instead of ISIS fighters”

Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. In July 2016, the Washington Post reported:

An airstrike in Syria killed entire families instead of ISIS fighters

The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverized entire families, including young children — families that were fleeing Islamic State militants but were instead mistaken for being those very fighters. Depending on whom you ask, the number of bodies found in the rubble is 56, 85, 160 or 212. Pictures of the mangled bodies, covered in dust, are a testament to the carnage.

People who live near where the bombs fell — about 10 miles north of Manbij in northern Syria — said the only planes they’d seen since June were from a U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State.

At least 56 civilians were killed in this incident.

1,258) Obama engaged in the same kind of “unconscionable ineptitude” that he had previously accused Bush of engaging in

After Hurricane Katrina, Bush flew over Louisiana. Obama accused Bush of “unconscionable ineptitude.”

However, in August 2016, after another hurricane in Louisiana, Obama played golf at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

1,259) After Secretary of State John Kerry said that air conditioning was just as big a threat as ISIS, the Obama administration ignored a petition to remove air conditioning from State Department buildings and vehicles

In July 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry said that air conditioning was just as big a treat as ISIS. In response, people signed a petition for the State Department to remove air conditioning from all of its buildings and vehicles. However, the State Department ignored the petition, and continued to use air conditioning in its buildings and vehicles, despite Kerry’s claim that air conditioning was as dangerous as ISIS.

1,260) After a Swedish telecom company called Ericsson paid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s husband $750,000 for giving a speech, the Obama administration gave the company an exemption from U.S. sanctions

In November 2011, a Swedish telecom company called Ericsson paid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, $750,000 for giving a speech. In April 2012, Obama signed an executive order which placed sanctions on telecom sales to Iran and Syria. However, Ericsson was given an exemption from these sanctions.

1,261) Obama continued Bush’s policy of having the Veterans Administration spend millions of dollars on artwork while veterans were dying form lack of medical care

In July 2016, it was reported that Obama had continued Bush’s policy of having the Veterans Administration spend millions of dollars on artwork while veterans were dying form lack of medical care. Between 2004 and 2014, the agency had spent $20 million on artwork. Of this amount, $16 million happened during Obama’s presidency. A list of these artworks, including their prices, can be read here. 12 of these pieces of artwork had individual price tags of $250,000 or more, and of these 12, nine were purchased during Obama’s presidency.

1,262) Although patients at the Veterans’ Administration were dying due to lack of medical care, out of the 39,454 new jobs that it added between 2012 and 2015, fewer than 10% were doctors

In May 2016, on page 3 of this PDF, Open the Books reported:

While long wait times persisted the VA added 39,454 new positions to their payroll between 2012-2015. Fewer than ten percent of these new positions (3,591) were ‘Medical Officers,’ i.e. doctors.

1,263) Regarding the Obama administration’s $400 million dollar cash payment that was airlifted to Iran, White House press secretary Josh Earnest falsely said “There’s actually not anything particularly unusual about the mechanism for this transaction”

In August 2016, it was reported that seven months earlier, the Obama administration had secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran.

In August 2016, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said of this payment:

“There’s actually not anything particularly unusual about the mechanism for this transaction.”

However, Associated Press responded to Earnest’s comment with the following:

But diplomatic historians and lawyers with expertise in international arbitration struggled to find similar examples.

Asked to recall a similar payment from the United States using cash to settle an international dispute, the office of the State Department historian could not provide an example.

1,264) 17 of the 28 U.S., European, and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo had either donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, or paid her husband to give speeches

The term “Skolkovo” refers to the U.S. government sharing biomed, space, nuclear, and IT technologies with other parties. In July 2016, it was reported that 17 of the 28 U.S., European, and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo had either donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, or paid her husband to give speeches.

1,265) Gave illegal aliens advice on how to illegally stay in the U.S. without getting arrested

In August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had given illegal aliens advice on how to illegally stay in the U.S. without getting arrested.

1,266) Illegally kept private information about law abiding U.S. citizens who had legally purchased guns

When law abiding U.S. citizens legally purchase guns, a background check is conducted. Federal law requires the U.S. government to get rid of this private information after the sale has been completed. However, in August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally held on to this information.

1,267) State Department spent $185,000 of taxpayers’ money on a piece of artwork that was made from balls of thread, and was displayed in Islamabad, Pakistan

In August 2016, it was reported that the State Department had spent $185,000 of taxpayers’ money on a piece of artwork that was made from balls of thread, and was displayed in Islamabad, Pakistan.

1,268) Gave Somali Muslims a special tour of U.S. airport security where they were allowed to see areas that most U.S. citizens are not allowed to see

In August 2016, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security had given Somali Muslims a special tour of U.S. airport security at      Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where they were allowed to see areas that most U.S. citizens are not allowed to see.

1,269) While Veterans were dying due to lack of medical care, the Veterans Administration spent millions of dollars to install solar panels that were never used because they were incompatible with the local electric grid

In 2013, while veterans were dying due to lack of medical care, the Veterans Administration spent millions of dollars to install solar panels at its facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Two years later, the panels were removed and reinstalled to accommodate a new parking garage. However, the panels were never turned on in either of these installations, because they were incompatible with the local electric grid.

1,270) Although Obama supports tougher gun control laws for law abiding gun owners, he either pardoned or commuted the sentences of 107 federal inmates who had been convicted of gun crimes

Obama supports tougher gun control laws for law abiding gun owners. However, as of August 2016, he had either pardoned or commuted the sentences of 107 federal inmates who had been convicted of gun crimes.

1,271) Obama gave his own daughter an exemption from the federal laws against marijuana which he had prosecuted so many other people for

Item #7 on this list contains a huge number of examples of people who were prosecuted by Obama for smoking medial marijuana, despite the fact that it was legal in the states where they lived.

On the other hand, Obama refused to prosecute his own daughter, Malia Obama, for smoking recreational marijuana, which was reported here, including video evidence, on August 10, 2016.

Furthermore, on August 11, 2016 – the very next day – the Obama administration announced that it would continue to classify marijuana as an illegal and dangerous Schedule 1 drug.

For the record, I think that marijuana, both recreational and medical, should be legal. I don’t have any problem with Obama’s daughter smoking marijuana. It’s President Obama’s hypocrisy that I have a problem with.

1,272) The “most transparent administration in history” “altered intelligence reports to portray a more optimistic picture of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria”

In August 2016, the New York Times reported:

Military Officials Distorted ISIS Intelligence, Congressional Panel Says

Officials from the United States Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray a more optimistic picture of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria than events on the ground warranted, a congressional panel said in a report issued Thursday.

The interim report, from a task force established by the Republican chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, Intelligence Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, found “widespread dissatisfaction” among Central Command intelligence analysts, who said superiors were doctoring their assessments of American efforts to defeat the Islamic State. Central Command, known as Centcom, is the military headquarters in Tampa, Fla., that oversees American military operations across the Middle East and Central Asia.

“Intelligence products approved by senior Centcom leaders typically provided a more positive depiction of U.S. antiterrorism efforts than was warranted by facts on the ground and were consistently more positive than analysis produced by other elements of the intelligence community,” a news release about the report said.

“What happened at Centcom is unacceptable — our war fighters suffer when bad analysis is presented to senior policy makers,” said Representative Ken Calvert, Republican of California. “The leadership failures at Centcom reach to the very top of the organization.”

“Throughout the first half of 2015, many Central Command press releases, statements and congressional testimonies were significantly more positive than actual events,” the report said.

1,273) After Congress approved $500 million to fight the Zika virus, Obama illegally gave the money to the United Nations to spend on green energy projects in foreign countries

After Congress approved $500 million to fight the Zika virus, Obama illegally gave the money to the United Nations to spend on green energy projects in foreign countries.

1,274) After a company manufactured defective combat helmets for members of the U.S. military, the Obama administration rewarded it with another contract

In 2010, the U.S. Army recalled 44,000 defective combat helmets that had been manufactured by a company called ArmorSource.

However, in May 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps signed a contract with the company to manufacture 10,000 helmets.

1,275) Spent taxpayers’ money to try to convince lesbians to become farmers

In August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent taxpayers’ money to try to convince lesbians to become farmers.

1,276) Obama refused to prosecute Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for illegally sharing top secret information with people who had not been cleared to receive such information

In July 2016, it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had shared 22 emails that were marked “top secret” with three of her aides. These aides had not been cleared to receive such information, which means that it was illegal for Clinton to share the information with them. However, Obama refused to prosecute her.

1,277) “Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub”

In August 2016, U.S. News & World Report reported:

Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub

A former Navy machinist mate who admitted taking photos inside a nuclear submarine was sentenced to a year in prison Friday, with a federal judge rebuffing a request for probation in light of authorities deciding not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information on a private email server as secretary of state.

Kristian Saucier’s attorneys argued in a court filing last week that Clinton had been “engaging in acts similar to Mr. Saucier” with information of much higher classification. It would be “unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid,” attorney Derrick Hogan wrote.

U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sentenced Saucier to one year in prison and a $100 fine, along with six months home confinement, 100 hours of community service and a ban on owning guns, his legal team says.

1,278) “U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds”

Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. In August 2016, Reuters reported:

U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.

The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up.

1,279) After Huma Abedin spent 12 years working as the assistant editor of a radical Muslim journal that opposed women’s rights and supported the death penalty for all non-Muslims, Obama hired her to be the top aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

From 1996 to 2008, Huma Abedin worked as the assistant editor of a radical Muslim journal that opposed women’s rights and supported the death penalty for all non-Muslims. In 2009, Obama hired her to be the top aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

1,280) “… email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former Secretary of State declined to meet after official requests were made…”

In August 2016, the Daily Caller reported:

Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation

Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation.

The documents, released Monday by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation’s donors.

Band and Abedin’s email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former Secretary of State declined to meet after official requests were made.

1,281) As part of the “most transparent administration in history,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton illegally ignored 237 of the 240 Freedom of Information requests that she had received

In August 2016, it was reported that during the time that Hillary Clinton was Obama’s Secretary of State (i.e. from 2009 to 2013), she had illegally ignored 237 of the 240 Freedom of Information requests that she had received.

1,282) “Hillary State Dept. Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project”

In August 2016, Judicial Watch reported:

Hillary State Dept. Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project

The new batch of emails showing that the State Department gave special access to top Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state brings to mind the case of a shady Miami businessman serving a 12-year prison sentence after scamming the government out of millions. His name is Claudio Osorio, a Clinton Foundation donor who got $10 million from the government after the Clinton State Department reportedly pulled some strings.

Osorio got the money from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency that operates under the guidance of the State Department, to build houses in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The OPIC supposedly promotes U.S. government investments abroad to foster the development and growth of free markets. Osorio’s “Haiti project” was supposed to build 500 homes for displaced families in the aftermath of the earthquake. The project never broke ground and Osorio used the money to finance his lavish lifestyle and fund his illicit business ventures. He also ran a fraudulent international company with facilities in the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Germany, Angola and Tanzania that stole millions from investors. Some of the OPIC Haiti money was used to repay investors of his fraudulent company (Innovida), according to federal prosecutors. In September 2013, Osorio was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release.

1,283) Benghazi-related documents were part of the emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had illegally deleted and had falsely claimed were not work related

In August 2016, it was reported that Benghazi-related documents were part of the emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had illegally deleted and had falsely claimed were not work related.

1,284) Statistics from Obama’s own administration showed that Obama was lying when he said that blacks were better off in 2016 than in 2009

In August 2016, Obama said that blacks were better off in 2016 than in 2009.

However, statistics from Obama’s own administration showed that the following harmful changes had happened to blacks during that time period:

* The black labor force participation rate fell from 63.2% to 61.2%.

* The black home ownership rate fell from 46.1% to 41.7%.

* The number of blacks on food stamps increased from 7.3 million to 11.7 million.

* The black poverty rate increased from 25.8% in 2009 to 26.2% in 2014 (data from 2015 and 2016 was not yet available at the time).

1,285) Falsely said it was “discrimination” for employers to fire immigrants after their employment authorization had expired

In August 2016, the Obama administration falsely said that it was “discrimination” for employers to fire immigrants after their employment authorization had expired.

1,286) In August 2016, Obama’s Syrian refugee program was still discriminating against Christians, even though Christians in that country were being specifically targeted for persecution

Christians made up 10% of Syria’s population, and they were being specifically targeted by ISIS.

However, from early to mid August 2016, the Obama administration admitted 1,575 Muslim refugees from Syria into the U.S., but only 12 Christian refugees from that same country.

1,287) The “most transparent administration in history” illegally ignored a Freedom of Information request regarding what, if anything, it was doing regarding the genocide that ISIS was carrying out against Christians in the areas that ISIS controlled

In August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally ignored a Freedom of Information request regarding what, if anything, it was doing regarding the genocide that ISIS was carrying out against Christians in the areas that ISIS controlled.

1,288) After Hillary Clinton quit her job as Secretary of State, she illegally continued to keep classified information, and illegally continued to email that classified information

In August 2016, it was reported that after Hillary Clinton had quit her job as Secretary of State, she illegally continued to keep classified information, and illegally continued to email that classified information. However, as always. Obama refused to prosecute her.

1,289) The “most transparent administration in history” agreed to secret exemptions which let Iran ignore some of the restrictions that had been placed upon it in the nuclear deal that the U.S. had signed with Iran

In September 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had agreed to secret exemptions which let Iran ignore some of the restrictions that had been placed upon it in the nuclear deal that the U.S. had signed with Iran.

1,290) Instead of following the proper government procedures for destroying electronic devices that contained classified material, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had her aides hit them with a hammer

In September 2016, it was reported that when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton switched from older phones to newer phones, instead of following the proper government procedures for destroying electronic devices that contained classified material, she had her aides hit them with a hammer.

1,291) Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a document which stated that she had received training on how to handle classified material, she later said that she could not remember receiving such training

In September 2016, it was reported that although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had signed a document which stated that she had received training on how to handle classified material, she later said that she could not remember receiving such training.

1,292) Secretary of State Hilary Clinton illegally ignored a subpoena which had ordered her not to erase the emails on her private server

On March 4, 2015, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi which ordered her not to destroy any of the emails on her private server. However, three weeks later, one of her staff members used software called “BleachBit” to erase the emails, and the staff member later admitted that he had been aware of the subpoena at the time that he erased the emails.

1,293) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her private server for email which contained information about the whereabouts and plans of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was one of four U.S. citizens who were murdered by Islamic militants in the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012

In March 2016, it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had used her private server for email which contained information about the whereabouts and plans of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was one of four U.S. citizens who were murdered by Islamic militants in the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012.

1,294) 80% of illegal aliens captured at the U.S.-Mexico border were released back into the U.S. instead of being deported

In September 2016, it was reported that 80% of illegal aliens captured at the U.S.-Mexico border were released back into the U.S. instead of being deported.

1,295) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton falsely said that she did not know that the designation of “(C)” in emails stood for “classified”

On July 2, 2016, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she did not know that the designation of “(C)” in emails stood for “classified.” However, it was later discovered that Clinton had previously used the designation in thousands of emails.

1,296) Illegally gave the personal information of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers to three environmental groups 

In September 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency had acted illegally when it gave the personal information of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers to three environmental groups.

1,297) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed 194 of her foundation and/or campaign donors to State Department advisory boards

In September 2016, it was reported that 194 of the people whom Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had appointed to State Department advisory boards had donated money to Clinton’s foundation, her political campaigns, or both.

1,298) Obama prevented a woman in labor from crossing the street to get to the hospital so he could have a fundraiser

In July 2014 in Los Angeles, Obama prevented a woman in labor from crossing the street to get to the hospital so he could have a fundraiser.

1,299) After builders of the Dakota Access Pipeline had obtained all of the necessary construction permits, the Obama administration illegally tried to block the construction

In September 2016, it was reported that after builders of the Dakota Access Pipeline had obtained all of the necessary construction permits, the Obama administration had illegally tried to block the construction.

1,300) Spent taxpayers’ money to try to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

In September 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent taxpayers’ money to try to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

1,301) Obama refused to prosecute Imaad Zuberi, a fundraiser for Obama’s campaign, for illegally waiting months to register his work on behalf of a foreign government

In September 2016, it was reported that Obama had refused to prosecute Imaad Zuberi, a fundraiser for Obama’s campaign, for illegally waiting months to register his work on behalf of a foreign government.

1,302) The “most transparent administration in history” refused to release its report on the number of illegal aliens who entered the U.S.

In September 2016, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security had refused to release its report on the number of illegal aliens who entered the U.S.

1,303) Falsely said the U.S. could not wire money to Iran

On August 4, 2016, when Obama was talking about how the U.S. had given $400 million in cash to Iran, he said:

“The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran that we couldn’t send them a check and we could not wire the money.”

However, on September 18, 2016, it was reported that the U.S. had made two wire payments to Iran during the previous 14 months.

1,304) “Mistakenly” gave U.S. citizenship to 1,800 illegal aliens who were supposed to have been deported

In September 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had “mistakenly” given U.S. citizenship to 1,800 illegal aliens who were supposed to have been deported.

 

September 24, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 3 comments.

Minneapolis Muslims: Sharia law better than American laws (four minute video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6QC_qEyl0Q

September 21, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Immigration, Politics, Religion. Leave a comment.

Truthfeed.com: Chelsea Clinton’s NY Apartment is “Listed Address” For Senior Care Facility, “Metrocare Home Services Inc.”

http://truthfeed.com/bombshell-chelsea-clintons-ny-apartment-listed-address-for-senior-care-facility-metrocare-home-services-inc/23208/

Chelsea Clinton’s NY Apartment is “Listed Address” For Senior Care Facility, “Metrocare Home Services Inc.”

September 13, 2016

In a bombshell revelation, Chelsea’s NY apartment is the LISTED ADDRESS for a senior health care facility called “Metro Home Services.”

Is this a crazy coincidence, or is something more sinister at work?

This information was first uncovered on Reddit and later distributed by Info Wars reporter Paul Joseph Watson.

This would explain why Hillary’s team did not want to take her to the hospital and instead went to Chelsea’s apartment, which on the surface seemed very odd.

NY Post reported today that Campaign officials did not want to take Hillary to the hospital for fear her “real medical issues” would get out.

 

 

 

September 14, 2016. Tags: , . Politics. 1 comment.

Trump’s Sons Kill a Triceratops on Hunting Safari – Liberals Believe, And They’re Very Upset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4Mi4ocyDw

September 14, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

A doctor explains why he thinks Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr1IDQ2V1eM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a60kchXkiAI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1jG_n9W58k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OezFQluUVS0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5mYx5oCxEg

September 13, 2016. Tags: , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Hillary Clinton’s health issues in the past week… (Update: does this video show her fainting at the 9-11 memorial?)

Update: Does this video show Hillary Clinton fainting at the 9-11 memorial?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgjq4teDig0

Original post:

September 5, 2016: Hillary Clinton can’t stop coughing in Cleveland, Ohio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDYi6u58O7o

The same day, on her airplane, she walks away from the press so they won’t film her coughing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apuA5CACTfs

September 9, 2016: She suddenly walks out in the middle of a press conference so they won’t film her coughing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu33quZMYc

September 11, 2016: When the outside temperature was in the 70s, Clinton was the only person who got “overheated.” She may or may not have fainted. She lost a shoe. She left all of a sudden in the middle of the 9-11 ceremony:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L-NustSpPo

September 11, 2016. Tags: . Politics. Leave a comment.

Is this just a hearing aid, or did Hillary Clinton cheat by wearing an earpiece during last night’s presidential forum?

Both of these images are from actor James Woods:

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/773805863400148992/photo/1

earpiece


https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/773807636403806209/photo/1

earpiece-2


September 8, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 4 comments.

Rawstory.com explains the ambulance in Hillary Clinton’s motorcade by falsely saying that she is the President

If you skip to 6:37 in this video, you’ll see that Hillary Clinton’s motorcade includes an ambulance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmaGp9CL5TI

 

On September 6, 2016, rawstory.com explained this by saying:

“An ambulance is a staple of every presidential motorcade.”

But Hillary Clinton is not the President.

Barack Obama is the President.

 

September 7, 2016. Tags: , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Charges filed against Jill Stein

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/charges-filed-against-jill-stein/article_e58d753d-baae-512a-adad-3d98b049e201.html

Charges filed against Jill Stein

September 7, 2016

Charges have been filed against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka.

On Tuesday, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department accused Stein of spray-painting equipment Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site, located south of Mandan.

Stein and Baraka are charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, both Class B misdemeanors. The Morton County Sheriff’s department has issued warrants of arrest.

According to an affidavit filed in Morton County District Court on Wednesday, law enforcement officers viewed a video of Stein spray-painting “I approve this message,” on equipment. Officers also saw a video of Baraka painting the word “decolonization.”

September 7, 2016. Tags: , , . Politics. 1 comment.

How is this not a sign that Hillary Clinton has dementia?

The New York Times just reported the following about Hillary Clinton:

In a 3½-hour interview with the Justice Department’s top counterintelligence officials…

… Dozens of times during her interview, Mrs. Clinton said she did not remember details…

How is that not a sign of dementia?

Also, the Weekly Standard just reported:

Hillary Signed She Received Briefing on Classified Info, But Told FBI She Hadn’t

See the two conflicting documents.

Either Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI or she lied on a State Department form as she began her tenure as Secretary of State. This conclusion appears inescapable after Friday’s FBI document release related to the Clinton email investigation.

As revealed by those FBI documents, Clinton told agents that she could not recall “any briefing or training by State related to the retention of federal records of handling of classified information”.

But the second paragraph of the Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement—which she signed on January 22, 2009—states that “I hereby acknowledge that I have received a security indoctrination concerning the nature and protection of classified information.” A composite of the FBI documents and the nondisclosure agreement is shown below:

Hillary Clinton training documents

 

Again, how is that not a sign of dementia?

 

 

September 2, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

In this instance, how is “paying for a speech” any different than “giving a bribe”?

In November 2011, a Swedish telecom company called Ericsson paid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, $750,000 for giving a speech. In April 2012, Obama signed an executive order which placed sanctions on telecom sales to Iran and Syria. However, Ericsson was given an exemption from these sanctions.

In this instance, how is “paying for a speech” any different than “giving a bribe”?

August 29, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

Hillary Clinton refers to Ku Klux Klan leader as “my friend and mentor”

In 2005, the Washington Post reported:

… a politically ambitious butcher from West Virginia named Bob Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to form a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. After Byrd had collected the $10 joining fee and $3 charge for a robe and hood from every applicant, the “Grand Dragon” for the mid-Atlantic states came down to tiny Crab Orchard, W.Va., to officially organize the chapter.

In 2010, Clinton referred to Byrd as

“my friend and mentor”

You can hear her saying it at the beginning of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryweuBVJMEA

 

August 27, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Politics, Racism. 2 comments.

The first debate should confirm or debunk the claim that Hillary Clinton is seriously ill

There have been claims by Hillary Clinton opponents that she has at least one serious medical condition that could impact her ability to serve as President. Clinton says the claims are false.

I currently do not take sides on this issue. However, once the first debate airs, I will pick a side, based on what she does or does not do at the debate.

This writer seems sure that she has a major illness. If he is correct, it should show up at the first debate:

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/hillarys_coughing_and_the_debates.html

Hillary’s Coughing and the Debates

August 25, 2016

Hillary’s flacks maintain that she has no serious health problems, but there is an increasingly public amount of evidence that they are lying. Her coughing fits, for example, have gone on for minutes during interviews and speeches and debates. The leftist establishment media has totally ignored this running story, but there is one venue in which her uncontrollable coughing and hacking cannot be hidden from the American people: the presidential debates.

Because her health seems to getting worse all the time and because she has never appeared in a nationally televised presidential debate (indeed, even her few debates with Bernie Sanders were scheduled to avoid large audiences) the stress of standing before 100 million or so Americans watching her live should make the chances of her descending into minutes of coughing, gagging, and hacking while the world watches very real.

What happens then? Well, consider if she keeps coughing for two or three minutes, as she has several times. It will interrupt whatever point she has been trying to make and focus instead on her inability to speak. A debater affects audiences as much by his demeanor and voice as by what he actually says.

Images matter, as the haggard-looking Nixon proved in the 1960 presidential debates. He looked tired. He looked old. He had five o’clock shadow. Those who heard Nixon and Kennedy on the radio actually thought Nixon won the debate, but those who watched them on television thought Kennedy won.

The sound and sight of an old, fat, sick coughing woman beside a healthy and vigorous man speaking confidently and clearly can only hurt Hillary and help Trump. Whether this is “fair” or not we can leave to leftists obsessed with “fairness,” but most Americans, who want a strong and robust leader, eschew these silly notions.

Hillary’s uncontrolled coughing will be the story coming out of the debate, no matter what the candidates actually said, and that will make her health an issue that may not go away until Election Day. If voters go into the ballot booth really wondering if she is healthy enough to be president, that negates all the arguments her campaign is making that Trump is temperamentally unsuited to be president.

The greater danger for her is if the coughing jags show up in the first debate, then reappear in the second debate and the last debate. If Hillary starts coughing in the first debate, then she will be quite conscious of that problem in the second debate, which will actually make it more likely that anxiety will bring on another attack. If she has an uncontrollable coughing fit in the second or third debate, that may well be the biggest story of the campaign – except, of course, for another story.

If Hillary clearly appears to have serious health problems, then that means she and her staffers have been lying through their teeth to the American people. That is not news, but this would be the sort of lie that everyone can see with his own eyes and can understand with no help. Moreover, denying that she is really sick will compound the lying because ordinary Americans will think she is treating them like idiots.

So what could she do? Hillary could say that she really is sick and was hiding the extent of her problems but is still fit to be president. There are two problems with that. First, Clintons thrive by lying with a straight face and never coming clean. Admitting that she had been lying about that would grant new focus on all the other lies Hillary has told us. Second, who will believe that she really is healthy enough to be president, no matter what she says?

There is only one way this could fail to shift enough votes to win the White House for Trump. If Hillary starts coughing and it is clear that this is going on for a few minutes, Donald Trump needs to say nothing at all in words or body language except, perhaps, to ask sympathetically if she needs help or would like a short break.

Even the next day, the Trump campaign ought to say nothing more than “we hope Mrs. Clinton is doing better today, and we hope that she is able to well for the next debate.” Nothing snide, nothing editorial, and nothing more.

August 25, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Politics. 3 comments.

Houston New Black Panther head Quannel X praises Donald Trump, criticizes Barack Obama and the Democratic party (three minute video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p5AS5dOtf0

August 25, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Black Fathers Matter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FszQelEQ2KY

August 1, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Economics, Politics, Racism. Leave a comment.

The United States Postal Service refuses to deliver my “Priority Mail” to the address that is on the package

On Sunday, July 24, 2016, I ordered some merchandise online, from a very reputable vendor. According to the USPS tracking website, the package was shipped on Monday as “Priority Mail,” with an “estimated delivery” of Wednesday, July 27.

It did not arrive on Wednesday.  The online tracking did say it was in my city, so surely, I thought, it would be delivered on Thursday.

But no. I was wrong. It did not arrive on Thursday, either. Also, even though it was Thursday, the online tracking still had an “estimated delivery” of Wednesday. I was not aware that the Post Office had its own Flux Capacitor.

Friday, the package had still not arrived. The online tracking said the package was available at a specific branch of the Post Office for me to pick up. So I went to that specific branch, but they said they did not have my package. So again, the online tracking info was wrong.

The customer phone number for USPS, which I called, is useless. After going though a ridiculously long set of menu questions, then talking to one person who could not help, and then going through another set of menu questions, I was told that I would have to wait between 20 and 30 minutes to talk to another person, and that this person would only have access to the same information that I already had from the online tracking. So their customer service phone number is completely useless. So I hung up.

It is now Saturday, July 30, and I still do not have my package.

My package has my name and address on it. The package also has proof that I paid the postage.

So why does the United States Postal Service refuse to deliver my package to the address that is on the package?

 

July 30, 2016. Tags: , , , . Politics. 12 comments.

Hillary Clinton spokesperson admits that Clinton lied when she said that none of her 30,000 deleted emails were work related

In March 2015, ABC News reported the following about the 30,000 emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had deleted from her private server:

“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” she said, adding that all other emails were personal and pertained to matters such as “yoga routines,” “family vacations,” and “planning Chelsea’s wedding.”

In July 2016, Donald Trump said:

“I will tell you this — Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be next. Yes, sir.”

Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan responded by saying:

“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent… That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”

So, which is it?

Are all of the emails private and not related to work?

Or, are they a matter of national security?

They can’t be both.

So which is it?

July 28, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Politics. 5 comments.

UPI: Bernie Sanders supporters sue Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC for ‘fraud’

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/06/30/Bernie-Sanders-supporters-sue-Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz-DNC-for-fraud/7411467293953/

Bernie Sanders supporters sue Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC for ‘fraud’

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) — A group made up predominantly of Bernie Sanders supporters is suing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, alleging she “rigged” the primary for Hillary Clinton.

A group of 120 people, including 104 Sanders donors, filed suit in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, in the congresswoman’s home district. In the suit, the plaintiffs say that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were fraudulent, negligent and misrepresented their true motivations in the Democratic presidential primary.
Citing internal email and memos that have been leaked by someone claiming to have gotten them from Russian hackers who accessed DNC computer files, the plaintiffs say the DNC only ever considered Clinton to be the likely nominee.

The lawsuit quotes from a leaked 2015 memo that states the DNC’s “goals in the coming months will be to frame the Republican field and the eventual nominee early and to provide a contrast between the GOP field and [Hillary Clinton].”

“Despite there being every indication that the 2016 Democratic primary would be contested by multiple candidates, including Sanders, the DNC Memo makes no mention of any Democratic candidate except Clinton, and builds the DNC’s election strategy on the assumption that Clinton will be the nominee, with no doubts attached,” the plaintiffs wrote.

The DNC has acknowledged it was hacked by Russians, but has not verified the authenticity of any of the documents leaked to the press in the wake of the data breach.

A DNC spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit to New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

July 24, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 2 comments.

I just added 47 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/

Items 1,001 through 1,249 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/

Here are the new entries:

1,203) Although Obama said he opposed building the Keystone oil pipeline in the U.S. because it would contribute to climate change, he supported building an oil pipeline in Kenya

In November 2015, Obama said he opposed building the Keystone oil pipeline in the U.S. because it would contribute to climate change. However, in January 2016, he supported building an oil pipeline in Kenya.

1,204) Video shows a Common Core textbook sales executive saying “I hate kids. I’m in it to sell books.”

In January 2016, it was reported that a video showed a Common Core textbook sales executive saying:

“I hate kids. I’m in it to sell books.”

You can see her saying it at 1:13 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8tZGl1SVs0

1,205) After a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay threatend to kill Americans, Obama sent him back to his home country of Saudi Arabia

In October 2007, Muhammad al Rahman al-Shumrani, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, said:

“When I get out of here, I will go to Iraq and Afghanistan and kill as many Americans as I can. Then I will come here and kill more Americans.” 

However, in January 2016, Obama sent him back to his home country of Saudi Arabia.

1,206) In January 2016, Obama made yet another attempt to get banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back

In January 2016, it was reported that Obama was making yet another attempt to convince banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back.

1,207) Refused to prosecute Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for illegally storing top secret information on her private email server

In January 2016, it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had illegally stored top secret information on her private email server. However, Obama refused to prosecute her.

1,208) The EPA knew about the dangerous levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan for months without warning the people not to drink it

In 2016, CNN reported the following about the high levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan:

The EPA says anything over 15 ppb is unsafe, and Walters’ home tested at more than 13,000 ppb.

Emails show that it was 11 months from the time that an EPA official first expressed concern over high levels of lead in Walters’ home — and seven months from when Del Toral wrote his draft memo — until the EPA issued an emergency order in Flint.

1,209) A statement by Obama on the use of guns for self defense contradicted a previous study which had been funded by his own administration

In January 2016, Obama said:

“And so if you look at the statistics, there’s no doubt that there are times where somebody who has a weapon has been able to protect themselves and scare off an intruder or an assailant. But what is more often the case is that they may not have been able to protect themselves but they end up the victim of the weapon that they purchased themselves.”

However, a 2013 study which had been funded by the Obama administration stated:

“Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”

1,210) Illegally ignored a judge’s order to release the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails before the first primary elections of 2016

In January 2016, it was reported that the State Department had said it would ignore a judge’s order to release the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails before the first primary elections of 2016.

1,211) Obama asked Christians, but not Muslims, to cover up their religious symbols when he visited them to give speeches

In 2012, when Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, a Catholic school, he asked the school to cover up its religious symbols. However, in 2016, when he gave a speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he did not make the same request.

1,212) Pressured Ally Bank to pay a settlement for racial discrimination even though there was no evidence that the bank had actually engaged in racial discrimination

In February 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had pressured Ally Bank to pay a settlement for racial discrimination even though there was no evidence that the bank had actually engaged in racial discrimination.

1,213) Continued Bush’s policy of spending $5.7 billion of taxpayers’ money on a cyber defense system that did not work

In February 2016, it was reported that the administrations of Bush and Obama had spent a combined total of $5.7 billion of taxpayers’ money on a cyber defense system that did not work.

1,214) After Obama signed the Dodd-Frank bank regulation bill, the number of new banks that opened up each year in the U.S. fell by more than 99%

Before Obama signed the Dodd-Frank bank regulation bill in 2010, more than 100 new banks had opened up each year in the U.S. However, during the combined five years after Obama signed the bill, a total of only three new banks had opened up in the U.S.

1,215) Spent $412,930 of taxpayers’ money to study the “relationship between gender and glaciers”

In March 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $412,930 of taxpayers’ money to study the “relationship between gender and glaciers.”

1,216) The “most transparent administration in history” illegally ignored a court order to turn over certain Fast and Furious documents

In April 2016, it was reported that the Department of Justice had illegally ignored a court order to turn over certain Fast and Furious documents.

1,217) After Obamacare caused Obama supporting graduate students at the University of Missouri to lose their insurance, they falsely blamed it on the school

In August 2015, the University of Missouri issued the following message to its graduate students:

“The Affordable Care Act prevents employers from giving employees money specifically so they can buy health insurance on the individual market. Graduate teaching and research assistants are classified as employees by the IRS, so they fall under this ruling.”

However, in November 2015, left wing graduate students who had voted for Obama, falsely blamed their loss of insurance on the school, instead of on Obamacare.

1,218) Falsely said it was “racist” for landlords to do criminal background checks on prospective tenants

In April 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development falsely said that it was “racist” for landlords to do criminal background checks on prospective tenants.

1,219) Continued Bush’s policy of refusing to fire the State Department official who had approved visas for 11 of the September 11, 2001 terrorists

In April 2016, it was reported that the State Department official who had approved visas for 11 of the September 11, 2001 terrorists was still employed by the federal government.

1,220) Ben Rhodes, the person whom Obama chose to be his lead foreign policy advisor, has a master’s degree in fiction, and has no experience or training in foreign policy

In May 2016, the New York Times reported:

The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age

Rhodes writes the president’s speeches, plans his trips abroad and runs communications strategy across the White House, tasks that, taken individually, give little sense of the importance of his role. He is, according to the consensus of the two dozen current and former White House insiders I talked to, the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from Potus himself.

His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling.

Having recently spent time working in Hollywood, I realize during our conversations that the role Rhodes plays in the White House bears less resemblance to any specific character on Beltway-insider TV shows like “The West Wing” or “House of Cards” than it does to the people who create those shows. And like most TV writers, Rhodes clearly prefers to imagine himself in the company of novelists.

Jon Favreau, then the campaign’s lead speechwriter, felt as if he could use a foreign-affairs expert who could write… “The idea of someone with a masters in fiction… seemed perfect for a candidate who put so much emphasis on storytelling.”

1,221) Ben Rhodes, Obama’s lead foreign policy advisor, said the Obama administration had lied in order to make its nuclear inspection deal with Iran

In May 2016, Ben Rhodes, Obama’s lead foreign policy advisor, said the Obama administration had lied in order to make its nuclear inspection deal with Iran.

1,222) Gun control hypocrite Obama allowed the Secret Service to shoot an armed man outside the White House

When Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

However, in May 2016, as President, Obama allowed one of his Secret Service agents to shoot an armed man who was outside the White House.

1,223) “U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using kids as spies”

In May 2016, the Washington Post reported:

U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using kids as spies

MOGADISHU, Somalia — For years they were children at war, boys given rifles and training by al-Qaeda-backed militants and sent to the front lines of this country’s bloody conflict. Many had been kidnapped from schools and soccer fields and forced to fight.

The United Nations pleaded for them to be removed from the battlefield. The United States denounced the Islamist militants for using children to plant bombs and carry out assassinations.

But when the boys were finally disarmed — some defecting and others apprehended — what awaited them was yet another dangerous role in the war. This time, the children say, they were forced to work for the Somali government.

The boys were used for years as informants by the country’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), according to interviews with the children and Somali and U.N. officials. They were marched through neighborhoods where al-Shabab insurgents were hiding and told to point out their former comrades. The faces of intelligence agents were covered, but the boys — some as young as 10 — were rarely concealed, according to the children. Several of them were killed. One tried to hang himself while in custody.

The Somali agency’s widespread use of child informants, which has not been previously documented, appears to be a flagrant violation of international law. It raises difficult questions for the U.S. government, which for years has provided substantial funding and training to the Somali agency through the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.

The child informants were used to collect intelligence or identify suspects in some of the world’s most dangerous neighborhoods, according to their accounts.

“They took me sometimes in a car and sometimes on foot and said, ‘Tell us who is al-Shabab,’­ ” recalled one 15-year-old who said he was held by the intelligence agency. “It’s scary because you know everyone can see you working with them.”

The teenager was one of eight boys interviewed by The Washington Post who described being forced to work as informants after leaving al-Shabab. The boys each spoke alone, through an interpreter, but their accounts were nearly identical. They said they spent years in the custody of intelligence agents and were dragged along on missions, sometimes several times a week. Occasionally, they were told to wear NISA uniforms. They were threatened with violence if they didn’t cooperate, several boys said. Their parents didn’t know where they were.

1,224) Illegally used taxpayers’ money to bail out Puerto Rico

In May 2016, it was reported that Obama had used taxpayer’s money to bail out Puerto Rico. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

1,225) Former Obama speechwriters laughed at Obama’s promise that people could keep their health insurance

In May 2016, on “Charlie Rose: The Week,” former Obama speechwriters laughed at Obama’s promise that people could keep their health insurance. Video of this can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqn6wsrUfs

1,226) A federal judge ruled that some of the funding for Obamacare was unconstitutional

In May 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that some of the funding for Obamacare was unconstitutional, because it had not been approved by Congress.

1,227) “Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area”

In May 2016, the San Francisco affiliate of CBS News reported:

Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed.

Imagine standing at a bus stop, talking to your friend and having your conversation recorded without you knowing.  It happens all the time, and the FBI doesn’t even need a warrant to do it.

Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations.

Jeff Harp, a KPIX 5 security analyst and former FBI special agent said, “They put microphones under rocks, they put microphones in trees, they plant microphones in equipment. I mean, there’s microphones that are planted in places that people don’t think about, because that’s the intent!”

FBI agents hid microphones inside light fixtures and at a bus stop outside the Oakland Courthouse without a warrant to record conversations, between March 2010 and January 2011.

1,228) A federal judge ordered lawyers from the Department of Justice to take ethics classes because they had lied to him in order to get Obama’s immigration program approved

In May 2016, Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ordered lawyers from the Department of Justice to take ethics classes because they had lied to him in order to get Obama’s immigration program approved.

1,229) Reports from the Department of Justice suggested that guns from Obama’s Fast And Furious program had been linked to at least 69 killings by Mexican drug cartels

In May 2016, it was reported that newly released documents from the Department of Justice suggested that guns from Obama’s Fast And Furious program had been linked to at least 69 killings by Mexican drug cartels.

1,230) Falsely declared more than 4,000 veterans dead, and wrongly cut off their benefits

In May 2016, it was reported that between between 2011 and 2015, the Veterans Administration had falsely declared more than 4,000 veterans dead, and had wrongly cut off their benefits.

1,231) Falsely said it was “racist” for colleges and universities to conduct criminal background checks on prospective students

In May 2016, the U.S Department of Education falsely said it was “racist” for colleges and universities to conduct criminal background checks on prospective students

1,232) The “most transparent administration in history” deleted online conflict of interest disclosures for top federal officials

In May 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had deleted online conflict of interest disclosures for top federal officials.

The Daily Caller reported that before these online reports were deleted by the Obama administration, they had been:

… the primary tool that watchdog journalists, political activists and interested voters can use to guard against presidential appointees using their positions to enrich themselves or others….

… website featured a sortable, searchable list of over 1,000 government appointees, including their names, agencies and titles, and flagging new ones. By clicking on a name, users could easily access multiple disclosures for the appointee, including yearly financial accounting, stock ownership and a letter detailing any agreements surrounding conflicts, such as issues when the individual promises to recuse himself….

1,233) Obama extorted banks into making “donations” to some of his favorite left wing community organizing groups

In May 2016, it was reported that after Obama sued Citigroup and Bank of America over their actions regarding the collapse of the housing bubble, Obama told these banks that they would only have to pay 50 cents on the dollar if, instead of paying the settlement money to the actual victims, they “donated” the settlement money to some of Obama’s favorite left wing community organizing groups, including NeighborWorks and La Raza.

1,234) Obama’s refugee program continued to discriminate against Christian refugees from Syria, even though Christians in that country were being specifically targeted for persecution

Christians made up 10% of Syria’s population, and they were being specifically targeted by ISIS.

However, in May 2016, the Obama administration admitted 1,035 Muslim refugees from Syria into the U.S., but only two Christian refugees from that same country.

1,235) The “most transparent administration in history” edited a video of a press briefing to remove a question from Fox News correspondent James Rosen 

In June 2016, it was reported that the State Department had edited a video of a press briefing to remove a question from Fox News correspondent James Rosen.

1,236) After the State Department edited a video of a press briefing to remove a question from Fox News correspondent James Rosen, the State Department falsely blamed in on a “glitch”

In June 2016, it was reported that after the State Department had edited a video of a press briefing to remove a question from Fox News correspondent James Rosen, the State Department falsely blamed in on a “glitch.”

1,237) The “most transparent administration in history” refused to answer questions about 86,000 illegal aliens that it had released, who had committed 231,000 crimes in two and a half years

In June 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had refused to answer questions about 86,000 illegal aliens that it had released, who had committed 231,000 crimes in two and a half years.

1,238) Falsely said it would take “75 years” to release all of the emails from top aides to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

In June 2016, the State Department falsely said that it would take “75 years” to release all of the emails from top aides to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

1,239) Obama allowed a major donor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Foundation – who had no intelligence experience – to be on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board

In June 2016, it was reported that Obama had allowed a major donor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Foundation – who had no intelligence experience – to be on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board

1,240) While endorsing Hillary Clinton for President, Obama falsely said, “… there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton.”

In July 2016, while endorsing Hillary Clinton for President, Obama falsely said

“… there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton.”

1,241) Tried to illegally access the electronic medical records of law abiding patients without a warrant

In June 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had tried to illegally access the electronic medical records of law abiding patients without a warrant.

1,242) The Obama administration knowingly allowed Omar Mateen to murder 49 people because it didn’t want to offend Muslims

In June 2016, an Islamic terrorist named Omar Mateen murdered 49 people in Orlando, Florida.

Multiple people had warned the federal government that they thought Omar Mateen was going to commit a terrorist attack, but the government dismissed these complaints because, in the hierarchy of political correctness, not wanting to offend Muslims takes precedence over saving the lives of innocent U.S. citizens.

In 2013, Mateen’s coworkers reported to the FBI that Mateen had made terroristic threats, had told them that he had family connections to Al Qaeda, had told them that he was a member of a Shi’a terrorism organization, and had told them that he hoped to be a martyr (which wikipedia defines as “a man or woman who dies while conducting jihad”).

In response to all of these things, the FBI conducted a 10 month investigation into Mateen.

The FBI closed this 10 month investigation by falsely concluding that Mateen’s coworkers were “racist.”

Also in 2013, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara’s office reported to the FBI that Mateen had said that he could have al-Qaida kill one of Mascara’s employees and the employee’s family, and had also said that the Fort Hood shooter (an Islamic terrorist who murdered 13 people in Texas in 2009) was justified in what he had done.

The FBI investigated this, and falsely concluded that Mateen was “not a threat.”

1,243) Planned to removed references to Islamic terrorism from the transcripts of 911 calls made by Omar Mateen

In June 2016, an Islamic terrorist named Omar Mateen murdered 49 people in Orlando, Florida.

During his attack, Mateen called 911 three times, and made references to ISIS and al-Baghadadi.

Afterward, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that the FBI would remove references to ISIS and al-Baghadadi from the transcripts of these 911 calls before releasing them to the public.

However, after people complained about this, the FBI changed its mind and released transcripts with those references included.

1,244) Told federal employees who were investigating Islamic terrorism not to use words such as “jihad,” “sharia,” and “takfir”

In June 2016, the Department of Homeland Security told its employees who were investigating Islamic terrorism not to use words such as “jihad,” “sharia,” and “takfir.”

1,245) The Obama administration lied to Congress about the number of crimes committed by criminal illegal aliens after they had been released by the Obama administration

In July 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Congress that in 2014, criminal illegal aliens who had been released by the Obama administration had committed 1,423 additional crimes after they had been released.

However, in June 2016, a Freedom of Information request showed that the actual number was 13,288.

1,246) A federal judge ruled that the Obama administration’s fracking rules were illegal

In June 2016, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District Court of Wyoming ruled that the Obama administration’s fracking rules were illegal because they had not been approved by Congress.

1,247) The “most transparent administration in history” allowed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to omit meetings with political donors, foundation contributors, and corporate interests from her official calendar

In June 2016, Associated Press reported:

An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.

The fuller details of those meetings were included in files the State Department turned over to the AP after it sued the government in federal court.

1,248) A federal judge said the Obama administration had acted illegally when it used a “stingray” to find a suspect’s apartment without a warrant

According to the Huffington Post, a “stingray” is “a surveillance device that can trick suspects’ cell phones into revealing their locations.”

In July 2016, U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan said that the Obama administration had acted illegally when it used one of these devices to find a suspect’s apartment without a warrant.

1,249) The “most transparent administration in history” continued Bush’s policy of allowing Hillary Clinton to use third parties to hide the true identities of many of the parties who paid her husband to give speeches

Hillary Clinton was a U.S. Senator during the Bush administration, and Secretary of State during Obama’s administration. While holding both jobs, it was often the case that instead of naming the true source of funding for paid speeches that were given by her husband, Bill Clinton, she listed middleman companies, such as “World Management Limited.”

 

July 22, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Thehill.com: “Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops”

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/288546-poll-libertarian-johnson-beating-trump-clinton-among-active-duty-troops

Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops

July 20, 2016

Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey.

Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man.

Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters.

Among all services except for the Navy, Johnson performed better than Trump and Clinton.

Current, reserve and former members of the Army preferred Johnson at 35.4 percent. Trump, the Republican nominee, came in second at 31.4 percent, and Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, at 15.3 percent.

Among the Marine community, an overwhelming 44.1 percent chose Johnson, while 27.1 percent chose Trump, and 12.7 percent chose Clinton.

The majority of the Air Force respondents chose Johnson at 39 percent, but Trump next at 29.9 percent and Clinton at 12.9 percent.

Trump ranked the top choice for the Navy community, at 32.4 percent, versus 31.7 percent for Johnson and 22.9 percent for Clinton.

Despite Clinton’s underwhelming performance among active duty troops in the poll, their family members preferred Clinton at 29.4 percent to 27.5 percent for Trump. Johnson came in third, at 24.5 percent.

Trump came out on top among members of the military who retired after serving at least 20 years.

Retirees preferred Trump at 37.4 percent, compared to 32.2 percent for Johnson and only 11 percent for Hillary Clinton.

However, when former members of the military who served fewer than 20 years were included, Johnson came in first, at 36.1 percent, while Hillary Clinton garnered 12.6 percent.

The new survey underscores the unpopularity of both Trump and Clinton, something that was also reflected in a recent Military Times survey.

Troops have found themselves at the center of several heated campaign debates, many of them sparked by Trump.

Trump has said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was held captive during the Vietnam War, is “not a war hero” and has said that if he ordered troops to re-institute waterboarding, they would do it. Trump has also called for killing terrorists’ families.

Trump has also railed against the Department of Veteran Affairs and suggested Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be executed for leaving his post.

The attention to troops this campaign cycle has prompted the nation’s top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, to remind troops not to politicize the military during the elections.

“What we must collectively guard against is allowing our institution to become politicized, or even perceived as being politicized, by how we conduct ourselves during engagements with the media, the public, or in open or social forums,” he wrote in the July issue of Joint Force Quarterly, a military academic journal.

July 21, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Military, Politics. 1 comment.

Obama administration knowingly allowed Omar Mateen to murder 49 people because it didn’t want to offend Muslims

Multiple people had warned the federal government that they thought Omar Mateen was going to commit a terrorist attack, but the government dismissed these complaints because in the hierarchy of political correctness, not wanting to offend Muslims takes precedence over saving the lives of innocent U.S. citizens:


http://www.dailycaller.com/2016/06/13/fbi-called-off-investigation-of-orlando-shooter-because-they-thought-his-coworkers-were-racist/

FBI Called Off Investigation Of Orlando Shooter Because They Thought His Coworkers Were Racist

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http://www.dailycaller.com/2016/06/17/2013-orlando-terrorist-threatened-to-kill-fla-sheriff-and-his-family-fbi-dismissed-threat/

2013: Orlando Terrorist Threatened To Kill Fla. Sheriff And His Family, FBI Dismissed Threat

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http://www.tpnn.com/2016/06/17/experts-insist-counter-intelligence-stymied-political-correctness-mateen-investigation/

Experts Insist Counter-Intelligence Stymied By Political Correctness In Mateen Investigation

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http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/06/16/fbi-halted-orlando-shooter-investigation-for-infuriating-reason-and-it-got-49-people-killed-353075

FBI halted Orlando shooter investigation for infuriating reason–and it got 49 people killed

June 18, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Islamic terrorism, Political correctness, Politics, Religion. 3 comments.

Obama allowed a Clinton Foundation donor with no intelligence experience to be on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board

People are supposed to get on these kinds of government boards based on their relevant qualifications, not on their pocketbooks.

This, by itself, means that neither Obama nor Clinton has either the moral or practical qualifications for being President.

I’m genuinely surprised that ABC News had the decency to report on this before the election. I mean, if this was a Republican, then yeah, sure. But for the Democratic candidate? Before the election? A mainstream source such as ABC News? Wow!

With just this one article, ABC News has already done more vetting for Clinton before the election, than it did with all of its articles on Obama before the election combined:

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-donor-sensitive-intelligence-board/story?id=39710624

How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

June 10, 2016

Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff.

The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act after more the two years of litigation with the government.

A prolific fundraiser for Democratic candidates and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, who later traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa, Rajiv K. Fernando’s only known qualification for a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) was his technological know-how. The Chicago securities trader, who specialized in electronic investing, sat alongside an august collection of nuclear scientists, former cabinet secretaries and members of Congress to advise Hillary Clinton on the use of tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues.

Fernando’s history of campaign giving dated back at least to 2003 and was prolific — and almost exclusively to Democrats. He was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 bid for president, giving maximum contributions to her campaign, and to HillPAC, in 2007 and 2008. He also served as a fundraising bundler for Clinton, gathering more than $100,000 from others for her White House bid. After Barack Obama bested Clinton for the 2008 nomination, Fernando became a major fundraiser for the Obama campaign. Prior to his State Department appointment, Fernando had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation, and another $30,000 to a political advocacy group, WomenCount, that indirectly helped Hillary Clinton retire her lingering 2008 campaign debts by renting her campaign email list.

The appointment qualified Fernando for one of the highest levels of top secret access, the emails show.

And he continued to donate to Democrats, and to Clinton. He emerged as one of the first “bundlers” to raise money for Clinton’s 2016 bid. And in July 2015, he hosted a fundraiser for Clinton at his Chicago home. Fernando has also continued to donate to the Clinton Foundation. He now is listed on the charity’s website as having given between $1 million and $5 million.

June 10, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

What Seven Hours of Waiting Will Get You in Venezuela

Hugo Chavez referred to his policies as “21st century socialism.” But I don’t see how this is any different from “20th century communism.”

In a capitalist society, a person would spend these same seven hours working at a job, creating real wealth, and getting paid real money, and then after work they would make a quick stop at the supermarket to buy far more food than the scrawny amount that these people are getting for their ridiculous seven hour wait.

Communism has a lot of bad things going for it, and one of the worst is that it causes people to waste so much of their valuable time waiting in very long lines for things that people in capitalist countries can get in just a tiny fraction of that amount of time. Time is one of people’s most valuable resources, and communists don’t seem to care about it at all.

 

https://panampost.com/valerie-marsman/2015/08/19/what-seven-hours-of-waiting-will-get-you-in-venezuela/

What Seven Hours of Waiting Will Get You in Venezuela

August 19, 2015

Take a Walk Down the Atrocity Covered in Wallpaper

“The simplest explanation is usually the correct one.” ~ Occam’s razor

“Why can’t you get things? It is very difficult to explain. I understand you are upset, but you can’t give the oligarchy the upper hand. It’s a matter of being united … another economy is an option, the community economy, the one stemming from small producers … do not give these racketeers (the entrepreneurs) resources. You have to wait in line with us as well, but at least in the end you don’t pay as much.”

The above message is meant for Venezuelans, who — though bogged down by out-of-hand inflation, alarming scarcity, and despair over what might come next — choose to attend “community provision” days.

On Saturday morning, my sister-in-law decided to go to one of these events in a poor neighborhood in the heart of Caracas. She did it because organizers had announced that meat, fish, deli meats, and chicken would be available. She arrived at 6 in the morning, was given number 250, and waited in line for seven hours.

To appease my curiosity, I joined her for the final two-hour stretch.

The following is an attempt to describe what the common Venezuelan experiences at this type of event nowadays. I say it’s an “attempt,” because finding the precise words is no easy task. And I haven’t been able to find a better description, a better title, than one that pretty much works for nearly all — if not all — Chavista initiatives: an atrocity wallpapered in propaganda.

The intentions behind the community provision day are clear at the door. Placards with photos of presidents Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro posted at the entrance say: “If it wasn’t for them, this sale would not have been possible.”

The same is going on inside. There is not a single square meter in the crumbling warehouse that doesn’t show either a picture of Chávez and Maduro, a quote from Chávez, or a picture of Chávez with Fidel Castro. The latter perhaps is an attempt to justify the photos of Maduro sitting with Castro in Havana on the 89th birthday of the caudillo, amid the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.

Maduro didn’t go on his own; his wife and other officials went with him. Presumably, he charged the expenses to taxpayer funds from the country in which cancer patients — children — have to leave the hospital to protest in the street because they don’t have access to chemotherapy.

“You will be able to buy fish; the meat truck did not come, since it overturned on the way here … inside you will find corvina, white snapper, sardine, mackerel,” says one of the organizers. Here’s the first disappointment: there’s no meat, or sausage, or chicken, and no corvina or snapper, the only good white fish. Instead we must settle for mackerel and sardines, and at not much of a discount (half price relative to regular supermarkets).

The second disappointment: once you enter the warehouse there is no direct access to shopping. Instead there is a new group of chairs. Here, people are made to hear the monologue you have read at the top of the page.

Applause comes only from those who organized the operation, a community council from the area. Apathy reigns among the rest of the audience, and animosity clearly sets in among most, when they see what they can buy: ugly, green potatoes (one kilo per person, hand picked by the person handing them to you); carrots (about the same); some tomatoes that cause a reaction somewhere between repulsion and shame — while boxes of beautiful red tomatoes remain stacked against a wall.

“When will you sell those?” I ask. “Later,” they reply. I suspect they’ll sell those on the side, on the black market, and I’m not alone in my suspicion. The peppers are shamefully small. I get three micro-peppers, no more.

I can also get juices and oatmeal drinks (not milk, which is scarce), which Los Andes produces. The government has expropriated this previously ubiquitous brand, so now you can only find their products at this type of operation. Please click the link, so you can see what this dairy company’s website is for: propaganda again.

At that moment, a woman with a megaphone yells: “these are the achievements of the communal economy. We are growing.”

Raúl Castro used to say “each day, Venezuela and Cuba are becoming more and more the same.” That was in 2010, and even the most feverish mind could not have imagined an experience like the one I had on a Saturday morning. But he was telling the truth. If this is what socialism can offer, we are going to starve.

People begin to show their anger, but in a low grumble: “this is no good,” “I can’t have lost a morning for this.”

Nobody revolts, though. They know that such a person would be an “enemy of the nation,” and therefore subject to being thrown in jail, just like in any other good old fascist state. Complaining in the queue is rebellion, and the government, though inefficient in everything else, is plenty efficient at repression.

Notwithstanding, the country’s general disposition is prone to an impending uprising. Human-rights NGO Provea has been warning about it for a while; President Maduro knows. Even the community council know, though they said, as if to excuse themselves: “No one can despair. It is time to be united. We are facing an economic war. It is very difficult to explain.”

Of course it’s difficult to explain. It is very difficult to explain how the largest petrol boom in the nation’s history ended up in this shipwreck; this “Haiti” sans the earthquake. How does one explain the riches of the Chavista nomenklatura? How could anyone explain to the people waiting in line for six hours that the meat and chicken didn’t arrive, and that they will have to settle for a very few, rotten vegetables?

How long can this go on? It seems uncertain, but I don’t think the people will take it for much longer. It’s clear there is no food.

It is very difficult to explain socialism, simply because it has never worked anywhere. On the other hand, capitalism can explain itself. It’s as easy as what a certain lady said to me: “30 years ago, there was a supermarket here, and you could choose what you wanted and pay cheap for it.”

Mind you, the Venezuela back then wasn’t paradise. Yet this one, compared to that one, is definitely hell on earth. They are trying, in the most miserable, despicable way possible to tie hunger to votes, but using such bad food that the propaganda becomes anything but. It’s anti-propaganda.

Editor’s note: the author of this article expressly asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.

May 27, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Communism, Economics, Politics, Venezuela. Leave a comment.

Bernie Sanders says he’s too busy campaigning to answer reporter’s question about the failures of socialism in Venezuela

Shame on Bernie Sanders for saying that he’s too busy with his campaign to answer this reporter’s question about the problems in Venezuela, which Hugo Chavez referred to as “21st century socialism.”

 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/edgard-portela/2016/05/26/bernie-hits-bump-univision-speechless-socialisms-failures

Bernie Hits Bump on Univision: Speechless on Socialism’s Failures

May 26, 2016

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: So you don’t have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign.

May 26, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Communism, Politics, Venezuela. 1 comment.

Way to go Bernie Sanders!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-the-nation-transcripts-may-22-2016-sanders/

“Frankly, what the Democratic Party is about is people running around to rich people’s homes and raising obscene sums of money from wealthy people.”

– Bernie Sanders, May 22, 2016

 

May 23, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

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