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Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:18 AM

Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia and Weapons Manufacturers.

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I would like to preface this, by saying that I never intended to post it. Yes I posted about it frequently in comments, but few have noticed.

I changed my mind after Clinton's announcement that she wanted more sanctions on Iran. That was the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak.

So anyway, what connects Clinton to Saudi Arabia and Weapon's Manufacters?

Her Campaign Chairman, John Podesta.


The Podesta Group is a lobbying and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1988 by brothers John Podesta and Tony Podesta and has previously been known as Podesta Associates, podesta.com and PodestaMattoon.

The firm reported earning $27.4 million in lobbying fees in 2011.[6] In 2007, Chairman Tony Podesta was ranked by his peers as the third most influential lobbyist in Washington.

So John co-owns it with his brother, who is known as a super-lobbyist.

Their client list includes:

Wal-Mart, BP and Lockheed Martin."[5] Other clients include Abdisalam Omer, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Amgen, Bank Of America, Cherokee Nation (Casinos), Cintas, Covidien, Duke Energy, Egypt, Genentech, General Dynamics, Harrah's Entertainment, Heineken, Merck, Michelin, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Public Radio (NPR), Nestle, Novartis, Orange County, Florida, Raytheon, Reed Elsevier, Republic of Albania, Republic of Georgia, Sallie Mae, Sunoco, Synthetic Genomics, TJX Companies, Tyco Electronics, Republic of Kenya and United Technologies.[8][9][10]

In addition, the Podesta Group acts as a lobbyist for Egypt on U.S. policies of concern, activities in Congress and the Executive branch, and developments on the U.S. political scene generally,' according to forms filed with the Justice Department in 2009."[5][11]

They also received revenue of $900,000 over the last two years from the "European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a Brussels-based organization sympathetic to Yanukovich and his political party".[12]

The Podesta Group also carries out public relations work for the government of Azerbaijan for a monthly fee of USD 60,000 plus expenses.[13] According to human rights watchdog organizations, the government of Azerbaijan in mid-2014 has "intensified its already authoritarian crackdown on independent political and other public voices" and has imprisoned at least 40 political activists, human rights defenders, journalists and others "on various trumped-up charges, including drug possession, tax evasion, and even treason".

They also represent Saudi Arabia.

https://theintercept.com/2015/10/05/saudi-arabia-continues-hire-politically-connected-american-lobbyists-public-relation-firms/

"U.S. lobbying, PR firms give human rights abusers a friendly face"

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/12/17/19051/us-lobbying-pr-firms-give-human-rights-abusers-friendly-face

From Azerbaijan to Saudi Arabia, countries with poor human rights records spend millions to polish public image

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/12/17/19051/us-lobbying-pr-firms-give-human-rights-abusers-friendly-face

Hillary moneyman highlights new Saudi connection

"The Saudi government, under increasing criticism over civilian casualties from its airstrikes in Yemen and a harsh crackdown on political dissidents at home, has just hired a powerhouse Washington, D.C., lobbying firm headed by a top Hillary Clinton fundraiser — an arrangement that critics charge raises fresh questions about the influence that foreign government lobbyists could have on her campaign."

http://mikeisikoffyahoo.tumblr.com/post/131300950476/hillary-moneyman-highlights-new-saudi-connection

Here's just the most recent sale from Lockhead Martin to SA.

"Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday that it could seal a $11.25 billion deal to sell naval ships to Saudi Arabia as early as next year, countering the likely impact on domestic orders if the Pentagon is pressed into a prolonged stopgap budget."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/lockheed-martin-reports-drop-in-profit-1445344185

General Dynamics:

"$15-billion deal ... under which ... General Dynamics Land Systems will sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/saudi-arabia-armoured-vehicle-deal-canada-stephen-harper-1.3244290

Raytheon:

"The US Department of Defense announced on 24 July that it had awarded a USD180 million contract to Raytheon's Missile Systems division to produce 355 AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOWs) for Saudi Arabia and another 200 for the US Navy."

http://www.janes.com/article/53221/saudi-jsow-contract-awarded-to-raytheon

Tell me more you say?

"A dozen lobbyists bundled $882,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the first quarter, records show, while one organization bundled $18,500 for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Top lobbyist bundlers for the DSCC this year include Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta of the Podesta Group ($145,000),"

That's John Brother, donating 145,000 to the DSCC:

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/04/25/12567/lobbyists-make-it-rain-democrats

Podesta has also lobbied for Mubarak:

http://www.salon.com/2011/01/28/egypt_in_washington/

And what was John doing BEFORE he was the Chairman of Hillary's campaign? Well... this is the part that has made me very wary about posting this... you see: Podesta is one of the most common faces in the Democratic Party and has been for decade.

He was:

Counsellor to President Obama

Head of the Obama/Biden transition team

Chief of staff, twice for Bill clinton

Counselor to Democratic Leader Senator Thomas Daschle

Podesta founded and is currently Chair of the Center for American Progress


"The president and chief executive officer of CAP is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_American_Progress

And it runs in the family. This is Heather Podesta:

In the 2012 federal election cycle, Podesta and her colleagues bundled more than $300,000 on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Senate Majority PAC, and individual Democratic candidates.[7]

The National Journal ranked Podesta as one of “Washington’s Most Influential Women,”[8] GQ named her one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,”[9] and The Hill has repeatedly named her one of its “Top Lobbyists.”[10] In 2010, the National Law Journal ranked Podesta as one of “Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers.”[11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Podesta

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I wish Hillary wasn't trying to reinflame tensions with Iran, but when I look at who she has chosen to be her campaign chairman, I am in no way surprised.

EDIT: This article I just noticed has a pretty good overview of the direct relationship between Hillary and Saudi Arabia:

Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation.


Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region's fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest. At a press conference in Washington to announce the department’s approval, an assistant secretary of state, Andrew Shapiro, declared that the deal had been “a top priority” for Clinton personally. Shapiro, a longtime aide to Clinton since her Senate days, added that the “U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have excellent relationships in Saudi Arabia.”

These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing -- the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 -- contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.

The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.

Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.

http://www.ibtimes.com/clinton-foundation-donors-got-weapons-deals-hillary-clintons-state-department-1934187

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:12 AM

1. Thanks for posting this.

Isn't it just amazing that NONE of the MSM news channels report on these facts?
But then again, why would they question power? They're there to serve the power so they could go to the same parties with them and keep earning 6 figure salaries.
Politicians and lobbyists are the insiders and the so-called journalists are wannabes. That's the sad state of affairs at this point.

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Response to Nyan (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:18 AM

2. Literally

These companies hire Podesta to - in part - make sure the media doesn't report on this.

I sure wish Bernie would say it though. :/

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:34 AM

3. K&R

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Response to CharlotteVale (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:41 AM

18. Thanks

Appreciated.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:47 AM

4. Follow.The.Money

 


There's a big flashing "for sale" sign on her forehead.

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Response to sonofspy777 (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:48 AM

5. And she represents

Business as usual.

Which is the sad thing.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:06 AM

6. she's a true believer

She's a true believer in "money and power" are the only ways to "get things done". Never mind that you eventually have to "pay the piper" when the human toll comes due.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:30 AM

7. Sadly

The piper doesn't seem to work for civilians in poor countries.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:08 AM

24. I don't remember who coined the phrase "two Americas" but it is true. There is the America

of the rich, powerful, connected and their hanger-ons, then there is the America of the disposable ones or the 99%. And you are right, but it's not just in poor countries. The piper gets paid by the non-elite but works for the elite who rarely if ever suffer from the consequences of their mistakes. The 99% pay with our money, our bodies, and even with our lives while the 1% party and plot.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:11 AM

25. Absolutely.

And sadly apathy and ignorance breed more apathy and ignorance.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:35 AM

8. Isn't War for Profit such a lovely thing?

To paraphrase:

We came, we saw, we bombed, we droned, they died, we fattened our bank accounts.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:38 AM

13. Profit or ideology

I'm not sure which is worse.

Saying that, look at Yemen where the US is probably committing war crimes as we speak. All just to help our "ally" SA.

Thats right, we're actively starving millions of children, and helping al Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen. At the behest of SA.

I'm sure there will be no blowback.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:38 AM

14. it's literally one of the worst things humanity does, if not the worst

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:41 AM

17. It's fed and sustained

By the ignorance and apathy of US citizens.

The best thing we can do to stop it is to let everyone know it's happening.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:33 PM

34. a lot of people don't care even when you tell them

 

It's bizarre.

People still fucking justify the Iraq war. It's sickening.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:50 PM

41. Most people

don't care...

apathy and ignorance are the main engines of perpetual war... more so than even greed

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:35 AM

9. I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times-- FUCK Saudi Arabia

 

It's an evil, malignant regime.

And fuck the evil assholes who sell weapons to them.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:37 AM

12. CO-signed.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:38 AM

15. They're supported

By pretty much our entire political class including almost all Democrats.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:35 AM

10. Tx for Posting - WOW.

This needs to go viral.

How the hell can I even hold my hold me nose and support her( should a tragedy occur)? She will be WORSE than status quo.

goddamnit.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:39 AM

16. You're welcome

And feel free to share it if you think people need to know. I do. Obviously.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:48 AM

20. Hell yes. I"ve posted on the FB page of a Bernie Group I know of

and posted it on my webpage. I've also copies the entire thing and printed it to hand out at a Bernie Debate watch tonight. I also like "pamphleteering" - leaving printouts like this around work, in the doctors waiting room (Wednesday), waiting room where I get my oil changed, etc, etc

This needs to go viral

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:52 AM

22. Wow!

That's amazing!

That you so much!

And keep it up!

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:49 PM

55. Wonderful!

 

Thank you, Ferd. I love your tactics.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:35 PM

35. + 100 it needs to get on sm and go viral for sure.nt

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:37 AM

11. How did these sleaze buckets

not get Ukraine as a client???

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:46 AM

19. one odd thing is John Podesta is into UFOs and has called for disclosure

 

which to my eye, doesn't fit with these disgusting actions of his PR group.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:51 AM

21. You might be projecting

😆

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:32 PM

33. projecting what?

 

don't understand

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:36 PM

36. that there's any link

between a desire for "disclosure" and any other beliefs of political ideals?

Most of the right-wing nutters on conspiracy sites like GLP also want disclosure AND They think "Obama is a secret Muslim trying to destroy America go Trump".

I've never seen any sort of reliable correlation between ufos and liberalism or progressivism.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:41 PM

39. ok, thanks.

 

To clarify, I don't think UFO disclosure is a nutty right-wing belief.

I think it spans the political spectrum and it is something I'm interested in as well.

I was just thinking someone interested in UFOs might be less of a war monger.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:54 PM

42. yeah...

I totally get that...

I have just never made that connection...

if you go to say godlikeproductions and look at a few threads, then search the sire for disclosure, you'll see a bunch of racist warmongering trump supporters demanding disclosure... :/

I'm sure many amazing people are also interested in it, but ... I just don't associate it with liberals I guess...

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:58 AM

23. HRC Is A Retained Representative Of The Oligarchs, Corporations And Banks

Let there be no war that HRC and cronies cannot profit from.

As POTUS - HRC will be the uber capitalist from Hell.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:11 AM

26. HRC is great white shark; Podesta family are her remora fish.

Sharks and remora fish work together. A not so picky eater, the remora fish attaches itself to the shark.

Remoras attach themselves to the shark and eat the leftover food remains that they can find. This would fall into the commensalism symbiotic.

In other words, the Clinton Family and the Podesta Family - perfect together.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:12 AM

27. Absolutely

It's a mutually beneficial relationship that ignores what's best for America.

Very sad.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:13 AM

28. This goes a long ways back

I find in checking my files that as early as 2004, Robert Dreyfuss writing about the Center for American Progress in The Nation had stated, "“In looking at Podesta’s center there’s no escaping the imprint of the Clintons. It’s not completely wrong to see it as a shadow government, a kind of Clinton White-House-in-exile — or a White House staff in readiness for President Hillary Clinton.”

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Response to starroute (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:18 AM

29. 100%

Pretending that all those lobbyists working in the White House or funding the Party don't want anything is absurd.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:52 AM

32. But why would you even have a Clinton White-House-in-Exile?

I can't recall any other administration that gave signs of having a detailed strategy to get back in power less than four years after leaving office. And on googling, I find that by 2003 there were already trial balloons about Hillary running the following year:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1440149/Hillary-Clinton-urged-to-take-on-troubled-Bush-in-2004-contest.html

30 Aug 2003

Democrats, who have been in the doldrums since the September 11 attacks sent Mr Bush's poll ratings soaring into territory that made him seem impregnable in 2004, have recently begun to believe that the President could be in trouble. . . .

"Hillary could do it," said a Democratic official. "She could rid us of Bush. Launching a campaign now would transform the 2004 race and leave the White House quaking. But will she run? I just don't know." . . .

Mrs Clinton has repeatedly ruled out running in 2004, stating that she is concentrating solely on being re-elected to the Senate in 2006, the end of her first term in Congress.

But it is an open secret that she has been laying the foundations for a White House challenge in 2008 when, until now, her strategists had assumed that Mr Bush would be stepping down after being re-elected comfortably in 2004.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:20 AM

30. 3 hours & not a single HRS supporter in sight.

They really seem to have gone to ground, as one says in the fox hunting world. That's when the fox has taken shelter in a hole. The huge, negative response to the Chelsea debacle seems to have been the nail in the coffin. There's a "farewell, mean ole DU" thread over in their protected group. I never post there or would have said, "Good. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!"

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Response to Divernan (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 11:25 AM

31. The trick now

Is to get Bernie the nod.

Otherwise a lot of people are gonna have to hold their nose tightly in November. Or sit it out.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 02:10 PM

43. It must not be pretty at their lair.

All that foaming at the mouth must be messy.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:08 PM

45. I would LOVE to see just one of our avid Hillary supporters admit...

...that THIS crosses the line, and they can no longer support the War Mongering,
and undercutting the current Democratic administration.
Just ONE.

...but I probably wouldn't see it because I have most of them on Ignore.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:38 PM

37. Unfortunately this is not outragrous on an individual level

 

Podesta is just typical of a system that has devolved to a point where such connections and backscratching and revolving-doors take place are just business as usual.

The upper echelon oligarchs and their lackeys move very comfortably from well-paid positions in government and politics and business and finance, and lost the ability to notices the inherent conflicts of interest and contradictions that raises.

The fight to restore some level of democracy is what Bernie represents. The fight to keep it in place is what Clinton represents.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:41 PM

38. Spot on

That's exactly right.

She's representative of a system.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 12:42 PM

40. yeah, I agree

 

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 02:12 PM

44. Kick and R

Corrupt to the core.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:09 PM

46. Excellent Compilation!

DURec,
and saved for future reference.

Thanks!

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #46)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:14 PM

47. Thanks

Glad to hear it!

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:30 PM

48. K & R

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Response to LWolf (Reply #48)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 06:54 PM

49. Thanks!

Appreciated

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 07:23 PM

50. This is shocking, seriously. Who are these people who are not elected who have more

power to start wars and make decisions, or influence them, than the American people? Damn you know the system has been totally corrupted, but just when you think you know enough,, it just keeps getting worse.

You should not worry about telling the truth. It is the only way the people can stop the corruption.

With the deregulation of the media, the people don't get the truth. Thanks Clinton for that.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #50)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 07:50 PM

51. The problem

Is that the feeling of helplessness that so many people get when they learn these things leads to apathy which is the opposite of what we need.

And it's not just for us.

Our country. Our taxes. Our elected leaders. Our military. All of these frequently do great harm around the world.

We've abdicated our responsibility for the biggest weapon the world has ever seen.

Right now that weapon is aimed at Yemen, where it's being used to bomb civilians. Women and children. We're also enforcing a naval blockade - and have been for months - that is LITERALLY staving MILLIONS of children. The UN and aid agencies have been warming us for months that these are war crimes. Collective punishment, etc.

Our main reaction? We killed a UN investigation into our ally Saudi Arabia on whose behalf we're acting.

And guess what:

ISIS is steadily gaining strength in another Middle Eastern country while everyone looks the other way

http://uk.businessinsider.com/isis-in-yemen-2015-12?r=US&IR=T

As Yemen’s Civil War Rages, Al Qaeda Gains

http://www.wsj.com/articles/as-yemens-civil-war-rages-al-qaeda-gains-1449160723

We're literally helping ISIS and al Qaeda.

While:

SIX MILLION people are on the brink of starvation as war ravages the desperate country

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3177550/Heartbreaking-images-reveal-human-face-hunger-Yemen-SIX-MILLION-people-brink-starvation-war-ravages-desperate-country.html

While:

The US State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion (£848.6m) worth of bombs to Saudi Arabia, as its military carries out air strikes in neighbouring Yemen.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34838937

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:05 PM

52. This is a huge indictment of Clinton and others like her.

I am sickened by everything I've read here.

EVERYTHING.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #52)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:30 PM

53. It's sickening

And should make you deeply concerned about your country.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 08:55 PM

54. but its her turn .

 

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:52 PM

56. Most of the people working in her campaign are corrupt.

 

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #56)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:55 PM

58. She seems to attract them, doesn't she?

 

That, for president? No no no no no....

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Response to senz (Reply #58)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:00 PM

59. Well corruption attracts the corrupted.

 

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:53 PM

57. Power concentrations destroy democracy.

 

Surely someone in the MSM could cover this story more widely. It needs it.

Thank you, EdwardBernays.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 12:28 AM

60. Thank you for your efforts to bring the ugly truth to this board.

It's always a pleasure to see what you can put together. Reality is hard work.

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