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ViseGrip's Journal
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February 11, 2016

Another PAC for Hillary-this one cloaked in Black Caucus is really BIG PHARMA and Tobacco!

Oh my, just check out this 'congressional black caucus PAC'
The board includes 11 lobbyists, seven elected officials, and two officials who work for the PAC.

Ben Branch, the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC told The Intercept that his group made the decision after a vote from its 20-member board. The board includes 11 lobbyists, seven elected officials, and two officials who work for the PAC. Branch confirmed that the lobbyists were involved in the endorsement, but would not go into detail about the process.

Members of the CBC PAC board include Daron Watts, a lobbyist for Purdue Pharma, the makers of highly addictive opioid OxyContin;

Mike Mckay and Chaka Burgess, both lobbyists for Navient, the student loan giant that was spun off of Sallie Mae; former Rep. Al Wynn, D-Md., a lobbyist who represents a range of clients, including work last year on behalf of Lorillard Tobacco, the makers of Newport cigarettes; and William A. Kirk, who lobbies for a cigar industry trade group on a range of tobacco regulations.

And a significant percentage of the $7,000 raised this cycle by the CBC PAC was donated by white lobbyists, including Vic Fazio, who represents Philip Morris and served for years as a lobbyist to Corrections Corporation of America, and David Adams, a former Clinton aide who now lobbies for Wal-Mart, the largest gun distributor in America.

The caucus itself, while presenting itself as champions of progressive causes, has a mixed legislative record. As some reporters have noted, Wall Street and corporate money has flowed to the CBC, through its PAC and nonprofit arms, while a number of CBC members have taken a leading role working with Republicans to chip away at the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.


more wall street money flowing from the worst of the worst.
I hope Bernie brings this PAC up tonight, and their nefarious members.

February 9, 2016

Why is there no coverage of JEB!'s commnet on Flint: "too much regulation"

We have articles today, this is happening all over the U.S. Sebring, OH, Flint, MI, Chicago, IL due to deregulation.

So why are his comments not being covered? They are so damning.

February 9, 2016

Wow, Bill Clinton is really starting to look old! Like elderly old...

I just caught him on TV at a couple of events. He looks elderly....wow, I was stunned. He looks so much older than he is. Wow, just shocked.

February 8, 2016

Democracy or Empire? - News out of New Hampshire and more

Great website also focusing on single payer healthcare!


February 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton Touted Fracking Across the Globe, Only Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted to Save Us

Hillary Clinton Touted Fracking Across the Globe, and Only Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted to Save Us From It

In 2011, the Bulgarian government granted U.S. Oil Company, Chevron, permission to extract oil using the controversial technique known as "fracking." The decision spurred thousands of protesters to stage rallies across the country demanding the government rescind the permission. Bulgaria's officials obliged in early 2012, by revoking permission from Chevron to use the technique known as "fracking," but still allowing the company to extract oil from within the country. Donor records show the company donated between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation.

In a meeting shortly after with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Bulgarian officials were urged to change their minds, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, offering to "bring the best specialists on these new technologies to present the benefits of the technology to the Bulgarian people."One of those specialists sent was Special U.S. Envoy for Eurasian Energy, Richard Morningstar. According to Mother Jones, Morningstar, "touted the technology in an interview on Bulgarian national radio, saying it could lead to a five-fold drop in the price of natural gas. A few weeks later, Romania's parliament voted down its proposed fracking ban and Bulgaria's eased its moratorium." The publication also claims documents they obtained link U.S. diplomatic officials link to the state department have pushed for fracking around the globe while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.

Fracking was first used to free natural gas from shale rock through hydraulic fracturing by George Mitchell in 1981. Mitchell, a Texas oil baron whose oil fields were drying up, he was desperately looking for alternative sources. By 1997, one of his fracking wells proved financially viable in the long term, and he sold his company, Mitchell Energy for $3.5 Billion. By then, the drilling technique began to take off as other oil companies adopted it despite its well-documented adverse environmental and health effects.

According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public and foundation disclosures, at least sixty companies that lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation, including Exxon Mobil, who are currently under investigation by the New York State Attorney General for misleading the public about climate change.

Earlier this year the environmental organization, New Yorkers Against Fracking, wrote a letter to the Clinton Foundation urging Hillary Clinton to oppose the controversial oil extracting technique. "The increased use of this dangerous process has already put many communities in harm's way, causing water contamination, negative health effects, earthquakes, and a host of other disastrous impacts," wrote the organization in the April 2015 letter. "Your use of the office of Secretary of State to tout fracking around the World was gravely disappointing. However, in light of overwhelming and rapidly increasing scientific evidence of harm, we ask you now acknowledge the inherent dangers in shale development and stand with us and the countless families and communities at risk from fracking across the nation."

Hillary Clinton has yet to address the issue of fracking during her campaign. She recently vocalized her opposition to Keystone XL and Arctic drilling, but only when it was deemed politically favorable to say so. Her climate agenda remains filled with holes yet to be plugged as Mrs. Clinton awaits other presidential candidates to test out stances before she chooses the one she seeks to gain the most from. Environmentalists should not trust her when it comes to fracking or other issues regarding the livelihood of the environment, as she has proven through her actions with the State Department, Hillary Clinton favors corporate profits over environmental.

In contrast, Senator Bernie Sanders is completely against fracking. "I'm very proud that the state of Vermont banned fracking," he said in 2014. "I hope communities all over America do the same." Senator Sanders also hasn't been on the fence at all in regards to controversial environmental issues. He has always opposed Keystone XL, Arctic drilling, and an outspoken advocate for climate change initiatives. When it comes to the environment, Senator Bernie Sanders has a much more extensive, honest, and clear record than Hillary Clinton. Any voter who has a penchant for environmentalism in any capacity should take these stark contrasts into consideration when debating between supporting Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

So, when is the media going to cover this? They are trying to push this in Florida, and Florida WILL BE the first place if any, to answer for this. She cannot say it's okay in Africa, but not here. Our water supply is ONE. The Tampa Bay Times continues to hide Hillary's record, on a daily basis. Such a rag it is....

February 7, 2016

CNN/WMUR Poll: New Hampshire Feeling the Bern


CNN/WMUR Poll: New Hampshire Feeling the Bern, With Trump On Top–But Rubio Surging


As for the Democrats, it’s, uh, looks pretty much locked for Sanders:

Sanders stands at 61% support, up slightly from the 57% he held in a late January CNN/WMUR poll conducted before he and Clinton divided Iowa caucus goers almost evenly on Monday night. Clinton holds 30%, down a tick from the 34% she held before the caucuses. Both changes are within the poll's margin of sampling error.

The results reflect interviews conducted during the first two and a half days of a tracking poll that will ultimately wrap together three nights worth of interviews, but give the first look at how the race is shaping up following Monday night's caucuses in Iowa.

Democratic voters are also more decisive, with 64 percent knowing whom they will vote for next Tuesday; just 17 percent are in the undecided category.

All the numbers in this poll, cannot be overcome.
February 7, 2016

Is the fix in for New Hampshire? All the Hillary surging....bullshit.

New Hampshire has many repub crossovers for Bernie. They will not vote for Hillary.

February 7, 2016

You're right HIllary, Obama did take money from Wall Street. Then what happened was

exactly what Bernie talks about. Influence. For Obama, it worked like this.

He bailed out Wall Street, never put stipulations on how they HAD to use the money on the people screwed by the bad mortgages, therefore keeping most of it tied up, and help just trickling out. No bankers were prosecuted. No bankers went to jail.

Correct Hillary, Obama took money too.

This makes Bernie Sanders absolutely correct, that the money in politics influences. And never to the better of the people, who pay these so called elected officials. Hard to believe Hillary is still calling this an 'artful smear' all over the Sunday shows, when it's the truth.

And, she has decided to not release the transcripts, and reveal what she said to these bankers behind closed doors. This will continue to hurt her, as the country is fed up and she continues to be tone deaf.


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