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Bubba and his 21 burner phones.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Burner+phone

from the Urban Dictionary:
Top Definition
burner phone
A prepaid cellular phone, replaced frequently (weekly) (monthly) to avoid leaving a trail and getting caught up in illegal activities
Dude you want some of that herb, hit me up on the burner phone.
by gmoney21 July 30, 2009

Burner phone

A separate phone used for business purposes, usually for drug deals. Also can be called "burn phone."
If yall need some kush, you can hit me up on the burner phone.
by Ingle July 24, 2006

http://gawker.com/flight-logs-put-clinton-dershowitz-on-pedophile-billio-1681039971

Prince Andrew sex allegations: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein 'had 21 phone numbers' for Bill Clinton
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/prince-andrew-sex-allegations-billionaire-jeffrey-epstein-had-21-phone-numbers-for-bill-clinton-9959491.html

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender at the centre of a scandal that has seen allegations levelled at Prince Andrew that he had sex with an teenager, possessed up to 21 phone numbers for former President Bill Clinton stored in his computer, it has been claimed.

Epstein’s relationship with Mr Clinton has been previously reported on and it is known that between 2002-2005 he flew on the financier’s private jet on numerous occasions, both on charitable endeavours to places such as Africa, as well as to Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St James. It would later be alleged in court that Epstein organised orgies on that same private island in the US Virgin Islands.

Mr Clinton has faced no allegations over the events on the Caribbean island and in Florida, where police investigated claims that Epstein paid underage girls for sex. In 2008, Epstein, 61, pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting prostitution and was handed an 18-month jail sentence.


Vast right wing conspiracy of lies?

~••@•An Opening for Elizabeth Warren If She Wants It•@••~

An Opening for Elizabeth Warren If She Wants It
Hillary Clinton’s daunting lead in national polls masks much closer results in Iowa and New Hampshire.
By Douglas E. Schoen

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Fortune magazine this month that she won’t run for president in 2016, deepening the sense that the Democratic nomination is Hillary Clinton’s for the asking. Yet in contemporary politics the landscape can change dramatically, seemingly overnight. Before 2008 Barack Obama said repeatedly that he wasn’t running for president.

If Elizabeth Warren doesn’t change her mind, it could be because of intimidating national polls showing Mrs. Clinton with an overwhelming lead. Most recently, a CNN/ORC poll had the former secretary of state with a 66%-9% advantage over Ms. Warren.

But these numbers don’t tell the whole story, and if Ms. Warren eventually does get into the race, it could be because the numbers in the crucial primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire are not nearly so scary.

In my own recent polling there, I found a much more competitive landscape. Telephone interviews with 400 likely caucusgoers in Iowa and 400 likely primary voters in New Hampshire, conducted Jan. 13-15, suggest that Ms. Warren is already considerably more competitive than national polls suggest. In a head-to-head Clinton-Warren matchup in Iowa, Mrs. Clinton ran 15 points ahead of Ms. Warren, at 51%-36%. Surprisingly, caucus-voting Iowa Democrats already appear to be thoroughly familiar with the Massachusetts senator, and well-disposed toward her, with a 75%-7% favorability rating. Mrs. Clinton has great favorables, too: 93%-6%.

But Mrs. Clinton’s favorables don’t appear to make her invulnerable to a populist challenge from the left, as a Warren campaign would almost certainly be. My polling shows that there is a significant opening with Democratic primary voters who are extremely liberal in ideology and populist in orientation...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/douglas-schoen-an-opening-for-elizabeth-warren-if-she-wants-it-1422232305


I have Roku, my Youtube menu has almost totally disappeared from my tv

for about a week or so. Netflix is fine, everything else seems to be normal altho I wouldn't have time to check everything else.

I used to be able to set up 'watch later' from my comp and whole loads of menus that were once there on the tv, are now gone.

Anyone else familiar with this?

Hillary Clinton talks to be hosted by bank often investigated for wrongdoing

http://www.smh.com.au/world/hillary-clinton-talks-to-be-hosted-by-bank-often-investigated-for-wrongdoing-20150119-12tp80.html

Hillary Clinton talks to be hosted by bank often investigated for wrongdoing

Hillary Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will give a pair of speeches on Wednesday in Canada hosted by a major bank that has been the subject of several investigations into wrongdoing over the past dozen years.

Ms Clinton and the bank refused to say if she's being paid for the speeches. But the appearances are all but certain to fuel complaints that she's too close to the corporate elites, especially coming a day after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech focusing on the plight of the middle class and signs that several top Republicans also plan to make economic populism a centrepiece of their campaigns.

Ms Clinton has given dozens of speeches since leaving office as secretary of state, many for free and many drawing paychecks of as much as US$200,000 to US$300,000. The Wednesday addresses could stand out, as they'll be hosted by a foreign bank with a record of investigations by US officials.
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In 2003, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce settled a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission for $US80 million for allegedly helping the Enron energy company mislead investors through a series of transactions over a period of several years, according to the SEC. At least two executives agreed to settle charges of aiding and abetting the fraud, paying a total of $US600,000.

In 2005, CIBC settled another case with SEC for $US125 million after it was accused of financing late trading to increase their customers' trading profits at the expense of long-term mutual fund shareholders, according to the SEC.


Huge trove of Hillary Clinton White House files set for release

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2015/01/huge-trove-of-hillary-clinton-files-set-for-release-201259.html

Huge trove of Hillary Clinton White House files set for release

A massive collection of documents related to Hillary Clinton's policy work as first lady is set to go public this spring, just as her expected campaign to return to the White House could be ramping up.

The more than 150,000 pages of records come largely from the files of Clinton's policy advisers in her husband's White House and cover topics such as welfare, equal pay, family leave, civil rights, race, poverty and health care reform.

While many Clinton Library records have been released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the massive new batch was reviewed on the initiative of the library's professional archivists as part of what the National Archives calls "systematic processing."

The Archives formally notified President Barack Obama's White House and President Bill Clinton's representative Bruce Lindsey on Jan. 8. about the planned release. Under a federal law passed last year and signed by Obama, the current and former president have 60 business days to assert executive privilege in an effort to block the release of some or all of the records. That review period can be extended once, for 30 business days, but no further extensions are permitted.

No assertions of executive privilege over historical records are known to have taken place during Obama's tenure, though the White House repeatedly extended its review of some files, resulting in lengthy delays.

...more at link

Extraordinary Rendition

https://www.aclu.org/national-security/fact-sheet-extraordinary-rendition

December 6, 2005

Fact Sheet: Extraordinary Rendition

Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to this day, the Central Intelligence Agency, together with other U.S. government agencies, has utilized an intelligence-gathering program involving the transfer of foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism to detention and interrogation in countries where -- in the CIA's view -- federal and international legal safeguards do not apply. Suspects are detained and interrogated either by U.S. personnel at U.S.-run detention facilities outside U.S. sovereign territory or, alternatively, are handed over to the custody of foreign agents for interrogation. In both instances, interrogation methods are employed that do not comport with federal and internationally recognized standards. This program is commonly known as "extraordinary rendition."

The current policy traces its roots to the administration of former President Bill Clinton. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, however, what had been a limited program expanded dramatically, with some experts estimating that 150 foreign nationals have been victims of rendition in the last few years alone. Foreign nationals suspected of terrorism have been transported to detention and interrogation facilities in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Diego Garcia, Afghanistan, Guantánamo, and elsewhere. In the words of former CIA agent Robert Baer: "If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear -- never to see them again -- you send them to Egypt."

Administration officials, backed by Department of Justice legal memoranda, have consistently advanced the position that foreign nationals held at such facilities, outside U.S. sovereign territory, are unprotected by federal or international laws. Thus, the rendition program has allowed agents of the United States to detain foreign nationals without any legal process and, primarily through counterparts in foreign intelligence agencies, to employ brutal interrogation methods that would be impermissible under federal or international law, as a means of obtaining information from suspects.

The Department of Justice's arguments notwithstanding, the extraordinary rendition program is illegal. It is clearly prohibited by the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment, ratified by the United States in 1992, and by congressionally enacted policy giving effect to CAT. As Congress made clear, it is the policy of the United States not to:

expel, extradite, or otherwise effect the involuntary return of any person to a country in which there are substantial grounds for believing the person would be in danger of being subjected to torture, regardless of whether the person is physically present in the United States.


Where is Hillary on Torture? msnbc

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/where-hillary-clinton-torture

Where is Hillary on Torture?

In an editorial board meeting, she added that there “are very rare” circumstances when an exception to the no torturing rule would be needed, and “if they occur, there has to be some lawful authority for pursuing it.”

Obama attacked her on the issue in a late January 2008 speech in Denver, suggesting her position on torture even put her to the right of the then-presumed GOP nominee John McCain, who opposed the harsh tactics after being tortured in Vietnam.

But by then, Clinton had changed her position. When asked about a ticking time bomb scenario during a debate in September 2007, she categorically ruled out the use of torture. “It cannot be American policy, period,” she said.

That held as her policy, despite the fact that it initially put her in disagreement with her husband, who often cited the TV show “24” as an example of why torture is sometimes necessary.


Fact Sheet: Extraordinary Rendition
https://www.aclu.org/national-security/fact-sheet-extraordinary-rendition

December 6, 2005

Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to this day, the Central Intelligence Agency, together with other U.S. government agencies, has utilized an intelligence-gathering program involving the transfer of foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism to detention and interrogation in countries where -- in the CIA's view -- federal and international legal safeguards do not apply. Suspects are detained and interrogated either by U.S. personnel at U.S.-run detention facilities outside U.S. sovereign territory or, alternatively, are handed over to the custody of foreign agents for interrogation. In both instances, interrogation methods are employed that do not comport with federal and internationally recognized standards. This program is commonly known as "extraordinary rendition."

The current policy traces its roots to the administration of former President Bill Clinton. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, however, what had been a limited program expanded dramatically, with some experts estimating that 150 foreign nationals have been victims of rendition in the last few years alone. Foreign nationals suspected of terrorism have been transported to detention and interrogation facilities in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Diego Garcia, Afghanistan, Guantánamo, and elsewhere. In the words of former CIA agent Robert Baer: "If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear -- never to see them again -- you send them to Egypt."

A question from my -If... (Questions for the Game of Life)- book:

If
you could run any single company, institution, or organization in the world, which would you choose?

Immigrant Song



The Republicans crying:

AwwwwwwwwAw!
AwwwwwwwwAw!


Hillary Clinton: No position on Keystone Pipeline.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/11/18/one-democrat-with-no-position-on-the-keystone-pipeline-hillary-clinton/

Yet as she moves toward a presidential candidacy, Republicans have been trying to draw her into messy congressional debates. With embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) scrambling to round up votes from her Democratic colleagues ahead of Tuesday night's scheduled Senate vote, Republicans are criticizing Clinton for remaining neutral on such a high-profile and contentious issue.

“She wrote a book called 'Hard Choices,' but she wouldn't take an opinion on the Keystone Pipeline," said Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising, a GOP group leading the attack on Clinton. "She may be the only person in America without a position on the Keystone Pipeline at this point.”

A Clinton spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Wait a minute... you mean all this info is completely wrong?...

Keystone XL Lobbyists Web of Corruption Infographic

Now that the web of Keystone XL tar sands industry lobbyists connected to Hillary Clinton has grown far beyond Paul Elliott, DeSmogBlog, Oil Change International, The Other 98% and Friends of the Earth have produced a new white board infographic to help everyone visualize this cast of characters.
http://www.desmogblog.com/keystone-xl-lobbyists-web-corruption-infographic



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