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Wed Feb 18, 2015, 07:38 PM

 

Hillary Clinton’s foundation received donations from foreign governments and agency promoting Keysto

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hillary-clintons-foundation-received-donations-from-foreign-governments-and-agency-promoting-keystone-xl-10055024.html

As Hillary Clinton increasingly is mentioned as the top Democratic 2016 presidential candidate, a look into donations to her foundation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed gifts from foreign governments and a Canadian agency supporting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Mrs Clinton has yet to confirm that she will run for president in next year’s elections, but she is easily the most popular option in a limited field. Should she run, some donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation could raise ethical questions.

When Mrs Clinton began her service as US secretary of state in 2009, the foundation stopped accepting gifts from foreign governments. But Mrs Clinton has rejoined the foundation and it again has been accepting donations from overseas.

Among the nations that have donated money to the foundation are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany and a Canadian government agency that promotes the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Reply Hillary Clinton’s foundation received donations from foreign governments and agency promoting Keysto (Original post)
Ramses Feb 2015 OP
Scuba Feb 2015 #1
Ramses Feb 2015 #4
Agschmid Feb 2015 #12
Ramses Feb 2015 #17
Agschmid Feb 2015 #21
NYC_SKP Feb 2015 #2
William769 Feb 2015 #8
NYC_SKP Feb 2015 #11
William769 Feb 2015 #14
reddread Feb 2015 #38
LanternWaste Feb 2015 #55
obnoxiousdrunk Feb 2015 #30
Kelvin Mace Feb 2015 #35
Egnever Feb 2015 #41
Kelvin Mace Feb 2015 #49
Ramses Feb 2015 #42
AtomicKitten Feb 2015 #3
Ramses Feb 2015 #5
840high Feb 2015 #37
Rex Feb 2015 #6
Ramses Feb 2015 #10
Agschmid Feb 2015 #13
winter is coming Feb 2015 #20
emulatorloo Feb 2015 #43
Rex Feb 2015 #27
Agschmid Feb 2015 #29
spanone Feb 2015 #7
Egnever Feb 2015 #9
mopinko Feb 2015 #15
Egnever Feb 2015 #18
mopinko Feb 2015 #23
Ramses Feb 2015 #16
Egnever Feb 2015 #19
Ramses Feb 2015 #22
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Egnever Feb 2015 #25
Agschmid Feb 2015 #26
Agschmid Feb 2015 #24
Egnever Feb 2015 #28
babylonsister Feb 2015 #33
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2015 #31
Ramses Feb 2015 #34
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2015 #39
JaneyVee Feb 2015 #32
Egnever Feb 2015 #36
Lint Head Feb 2015 #40
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2015 #44
Ramses Feb 2015 #45
Scuba Feb 2015 #47
DeSwiss Feb 2015 #46
brooklynite Feb 2015 #50
lild Feb 2015 #52
bigtree Feb 2015 #48
KoKo Feb 2015 #53
bigtree Feb 2015 #54
VanillaRhapsody Feb 2015 #51

Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 07:41 PM

1. Won't matter to those who worship her.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:41 PM

4. Its funny, she has not even declared at this point

 

And the long knives are coming out fast and furious. The 99% will get nothing but more of the same and fall further and further to the right.

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Response to Ramses (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:01 PM

12. You seem to be the one drawing the knives... careful don't cut yourself.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:05 PM

17. Projection is a term Im sure you are familiar with

 

I dont play those games

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Response to Ramses (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:09 PM

21. Nah bro you don't.

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 07:42 PM

2. Yeah, but she's so Dreamy! That is, after all, what got Bill elected.

 

American voters are soooo, ugh.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:57 PM

8. And Bill was such a bad fucking president!



A little hint President Clinton left Office with a approval rating that Rivaled FDR.

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Response to William769 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:00 PM

11. He was the middle of a Bush Sandwich that followed a Reagan administration.

 

Pretty hard not to look good!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:03 PM

14. Leaving a surplus after the Reagan years didn't hurt either.

Just saying.

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Response to William769 (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:25 PM

38. GW tried to savor it

 

but it just didnt mean much in the long run.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 12:36 PM

55. That's a creative way to rationalize approval ratings which don't validate a preexisting bias.

That's a creative way to rationalize approval ratings which don't validate a preexisting bias.

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Response to William769 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:15 PM

30. +1

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Response to William769 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:23 PM

35. yeah, and on the way out the door

 

He gave Wall Street a HUGE present by getting rid of the FDR-era Glass-Stegall Act which paved the way for the obscene profits that followed and the economic meltdown the decimated the country.

Then there was NAFTA, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", DOMA welfare "reform".

So many things to be grateful for.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:27 PM

41. Just out of curiosity

 

Were you alive when Don't ask don't tell was passed?

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Response to Egnever (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 09:12 AM

49. Yep.

 

And I heard all the lame excuses for it. And DOMA.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:27 PM

42. shhh...they are doing so good piling on the new guy here

 

Dont point out stuff like that. it'll ruin the doublespeak.

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 07:54 PM

3. They can't give it to her directly ya know.

 

Ka-ching.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:47 PM

5. One of the countries, Saudi Arabia that is mentioned

 

is where beheadings take place everyday, sanctioned by their theocratic government, and no one say a peep about it here in the US.
The Keystone Pipeline support from the agency in Canada is just dirty icing on the decrepit cake. I guess I must be one of the tens of millions of "haters". This country is in for a world of hurt either way in 2016, if its a false choice between two corporate candidates. We need Bernie Sanders to run at this point.

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Response to Ramses (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:24 PM

37. ...^ that

 

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:51 PM

6. Rule one; there is no such thing as conflict of interest if it is your pony.

 

I've learned this since the New Democrats showed up howling about how good corporations are for us. I guess this place had to finally lose the Underground after Dubya crawled away.

Sigh.

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Response to Rex (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:00 PM

10. Im a new poster here, and Ive already gotten a taste of the pile on

 

Hillary Clinton's foreign policy in particular, is to the RIGHT of most republicans. That should deeply concern any rational person here. Im afraid the continued lurch to the right will continue, and there is little millions of people can about it, until it gets too bad in this country.

I am astounded at the level and quantity of propaganda telling us we better support another corporate candidate. Its frightening actually.

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Response to Ramses (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:02 PM

13. Patently false...

Hillary Clinton's foreign policy in particular, is to the RIGHT of most republicans.


Am I shocked you posted it? No.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:07 PM

20. +1. Definitely a try-hard. n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:48 PM

43. As were his insinuations that Clinton is anti-choice and anti-women's rights

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Response to Ramses (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:11 PM

27. Well it was different on DU2 when Dubya was in office. We had a common enemy.

 

Now we notice things like libertarian think tanks and investment bankers calling the shots. Totally different now then it was. HRC is not to the right of the GOP...you really don't know the Grand Old Party if you really believe that. She is her own flavor of capitalist called a Centrist. Long story short, they like a few principle ideas of Reaganomics and believe it can be melded with social policy. Basically nice neoliberals, if that can be believed.

That lurch to the right is true, but you got a long ways to go to reach the Tea Party. They can't even keep the government running for more than a day.

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Response to Rex (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:14 PM

29. Yup.

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:52 PM

7. so?

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:57 PM

9. Oh the horror!

 

The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation’s work has resulted in more than 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 19,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 55,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And Clinton Global Initiative members have made more than 2,500 commitments that are improving the lives of more than 430 million people in more than 180 countries.


That is some nefarious shit I have to admit.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:03 PM

15. nefarious i tell you.

ha. i skimmed your post and didnt even notice your comment until i had typed the same.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:06 PM

18. You should see what they did a couple of weeks ago

 

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Clinton Presidential Center hosted a Day of Action this morning in Little Rock, Arkansas. At 4:30 a.m., dozens of volunteers, including Clinton Presidential Center staff and friends, worked to prepare and serve breakfast for 94 residents at Our House shelter. Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through active participation in the community, and has the only licensed child development center for homeless children in Arkansas. Each year, Our House servers more than 77,000 meals, which are provided and served by the community.


Much more of that kind of stuff and someone is definitely going to have to do something about it.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:10 PM

23. the bastards!!

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Response to Egnever (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:04 PM

16. WOW

 

Let me guess, this is coming directly from the Clinton foundation website? Who knew taking money from agencies that want the Keystone Pipeline "protects the environment". Will wonders never cease

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Response to Ramses (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:07 PM

19. Yes those companies like Australia

 

Fuck Australia!

They don't even live on the right side of the globe!

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Response to Egnever (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:10 PM

22. Australia isn't a company

 

Its a nation.

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Response to Ramses (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:11 PM

25. .

 

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Response to Ramses (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:11 PM

26. He shoots... he scores!

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Response to Egnever (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:10 PM

24. Their toilets are f*ed up... Always flushing the wrong way.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:14 PM

28. Makes me want to puke

 

Something just wrong about it we should move them to pluto or something.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:20 PM

33. Thanks, exactly. Yawn. nt

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:16 PM

31. Snort

This board is continuing its proud condition of being a parody of itself.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:22 PM

34. "condition"?

 

your software probably meant to spell the word tradition

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Response to Ramses (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:25 PM

39. Yeah, tradition, ty./NT

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:19 PM

32. So a Canadian agency that also supports KXL

 

Does that mean if I give her money and support single payer she's a commie pinko?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:24 PM

36. Why yes, yes it does.

 

Dont you dare!

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Wed Feb 18, 2015, 11:26 PM

40. Anyone donating to anything may not have the exact views on any particular subject or political

preference to the cause they are contributing to.

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 02:24 AM

44. I think you're getting away with posts meant to do nothing other than to sow hate and division.

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #44)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 02:30 AM

45. im posting articles that show Hillary's real agenda

 

If you dont like reading about Hillary's policies, dont read and you wont bother your mind with such things

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Response to Ramses (Reply #45)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 05:58 AM

47. Apparently the idea of a quid pro quo is beyond their grasp.

 

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 03:13 AM

46. But, but, but......

 

...it's her turn dammit!!! I mean, what kinda rigged system we got going here?

- To paraphrase JP Morgan (in reference to Teddy Roosevelt): ''When I rig a system I expect for it to stay rigged!''

K&R

[center]Queen Hils / Reign: 2016 to ~
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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #46)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 09:14 AM

50. Apparently, you couldn't make a cogent argument, so you went for the cheap shot?

How...FREE REPUBLIC of you.

Imagine, if a Hillary Clinton supporter had posted any of these photos, what the reaction would be.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #50)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:50 AM

52. punching down is hard work

 

You are doing great at it!

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 08:20 AM

48. show me how she directly benefited from the foundation donations

 

...because I can show you, for instance, how Jeb Bush's China investments directly benefited him.

These donations are being represented as personal donations to the Clintons and even as campaign donations. It's a sleazy political smear and it doesn't even attempt to track where the money is spent by the charitable organization or make any attempt at all to outline what the foundation does. I'll admit there is an appearance of impropriety (the keystone donations should be returned, imo, but I think she and Kerry both support the pipeline and Kerry actually has investments related to Keystone), but I think this line of attack is mostly about innuendo and smear, rather than illegality or actual wrongdoing. It's the conservative's line-of-attack du jour today, so you're walking in some muddy footprints.

Conservative group wants Clintons to return foreign money | TheHill
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/233179-conservative-group-wants-clinton-foundation-to-return-foreign-money

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Response to bigtree (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:50 AM

53. The money does need to be tracked...

If it was a Republican Candidate we Dems would want to know how the Foundation Money is spent and if it was combined or mingled with Political Money accidentally (poor accounting) or intentionally. The amount of money Clinton Foundation has received (2 Billion I think was posted here in another article) is large enough that it deserves to have public scrutiny.

Same thing for Jeb Bush if he runs and has participation in any Bush Family Charities or Enterprises.



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Response to KoKo (Reply #53)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 12:34 PM

54. Jeb's 'charities' are less of a concern than his investments

 


What's worse? Foreign donations to Hillary's charity, or, Jeb profiting from foreign investments?

Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 27 list Bush as chairman and manager of a new offshore private equity fund, BH Global Aviation, which raised $61 million in September, largely from foreign ­investors. In November the fund ­incorporated in the United Kingdom and Wales­—a ­structure, several independent finance lawyers say, that operates like a tax haven by allowing overseas investors to avoid U.S. taxes and regulations.

more: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026248090

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Response to Ramses (Original post)

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:18 AM

51. Its called the Clinton Foundation

 

formed after BILL left office...Its philanthropic...not a SuperPac to get her elected.

You might want to read about the many many good things that they do....before you criticise..

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=the+Clinton+Foundation+programs

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