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"Cash flowed to Clinto Foundation amid Russian Uranium Deal"


Before Mrs. Clinton could assume her post as secretary of state, the White House demanded that she sign a memorandum of understanding placing limits on the activities of her husband’s foundation. To avoid the perception of conflicts of interest, beyond the ban on foreign government donations, the foundation was required to publicly disclose all contributors.

To judge from those disclosures — which list the contributions in ranges rather than precise amounts — the only Uranium One official to give to the Clinton Foundation was Mr. Telfer, the chairman, and the amount was relatively small: no more than $250,000, and that was in 2007, before talk of a Rosatom deal began percolating."

Bernie worked for the people all his professional life. AND he didn't become a multi millionaire

I guess some people can work for the people's benefit for the purpose of improving the life of the people that elected you! Novel idea!

Bernie. What the Hell have you done for us lately?

You don’t have to like Bernie Sanders’s ideas. I get it. He’s a Democratic Socialist, a progressive, and some folks don’t like that. However, you can't say he doesn't have any accomplishments. Here are 28 of them, just to name a few.

BERNIE SANDERS: Former student organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Led the first ever civil rights sit-in in Chicago history to protest segregated housing. One of only 2 sitting US Senators to have heard MLK's "I have a Dream Speech" in person in the march on Washington, DC. Former professor of political science at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and at Hamilton College. Former mayor of Burlington, VT. Elected by the state of Vermont 8 times to serve in the House of Representatives. The longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. He was dubbed the "amendment king" in the House of Representatives for passing more amendments than any other member of Congress. Ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee. Author of 2 books, and co-author of 3 others. Has recorded and released a folk music album. Self-described Democratic Socialist. Married to a woman named Jane, who is a former president of Burlington College.

~In a stunning upset in 1981, Sanders wins the mayoral race in Burlington, Vermont's largest city, by a mere 10 votes. Running as an independent, he shocks the city's political establishment by defeating a six-term, local machine mayor.

~During his tenure as mayor, he balanced the city budget, drew a minor league baseball team to Burlington, turned the formerly industrial waterfront into a mixed-use district featuring housing, parks, and public space. Burlington is now reported to be one of the most livable cities in the nation.

~In 1991, he was the first independent elected to the House in 40 years. He will be re-elected by the people of Vermont to serve eight terms.

~Votes against a measure providing President George H. W. Bush with authorization to use military force in the Gulf War. "I have a real fear that the region is not going to be more peaceful or more stable after the war," he says at the time.

~Co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus and chaired the group for its first 8 years.

~In 1992, Congress passes Sanders' first signed piece of legislation to create the National Program of Cancer Registries. All 50 states now run registries to help cancer researchers gain important insights.

~Voted against the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement, which we now know sent millions of American jobs overseas.

~Sanders is one of only 67 votes against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married. It took 17 years to overturn this Act.

~Standing up against the major pharmaceutical companies, Sanders becomes the first member of Congress to take seniors across the border to Canada to buy lower-cost prescription drugs. The congressman continues his bus trips to Canada with a group of breast cancer patients the following April. These women are able to purchase their medications in Canada for almost one-tenth the price charged in the States.

~Thanks to Sanders' efforts, IBM agreed to a $320 million legal settlement with some 130,000 IBM workers and retirees.

~About 10 years before the 2008 Wall Street crash spins the world economy into a massive recession, Sanders votes "no" on a bill to undo decades of financial regulations enacted after the Great Depression. The House passed the bill 362-57 over Sanders' objection.

~Sanders votes against the USA Patriot Act. "All of us want to protect the American people from terrorist attacks, but in a way that does not undermine basic freedoms," Sanders says at the time.

~Sanders votes against the Bush-Cheney war in Iraq. He warns at the time that an invasion could "result in anti-Americanism, instability and more terrorism." We now know that that war was one of the worst foreign policy decisions in our history.

~Sanders passes an amendment in the House to stop the government from obtaining library and book-buying records on Americans.

~Sanders defeats Vermont's richest man, Rich Tarrant, to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Sanders, running as an Independent, is endorsed by the Vermont Democratic Party and supported by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

~Sanders' authored energy efficiency and conservation grant program passes into law. He later secures $3.2 billion in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the grant program.

~Thanks to Sanders' efforts, funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding doubles, helping millions of low-income Americans heat their homes in winter.

~Sanders works with Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley to pass an amendment to an economic recovery bill preventing Wall Street banks that take taxpayer bailouts from replacing laid-off U.S. workers with exploited and poorly-paid foreign workers.

~Sanders passes language in the Affordable Care Act to allow states to apply for waivers to implement pilot health care systems by 2017. The legislation allows states to adopt more comprehensive systems to cover more people at lower costs.

~In 2010, President Barack Obama signs into law the Affordable Care Act with a major Sanders provision to expand federally qualified community health centers. Sanders secures $12.5 billion in funding for the program which now serves more than 25 million Americans. Another $1.5 billion from a Sanders provision went to the National Health Service Corps for scholarships and loan repayment for doctors and nurses who practice in underserved communities.

~Sanders works with Republican Congressman Ron Paul in the House to pass a measure as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill to audit the Federal Reserve, revealing how the independent agency gave $16 trillion in near zero-interest loans to big banks and businesses after the 2008 economic collapse.

~In 2012, he becomes Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

~Sanders, backed by seniors, women, veterans, labor unions and disabled Americans leads a successful effort to stop a "chained-CPI" proposal supported by Congressional Republicans and the Administration to cut Social Security and disabled veterans' benefits.

~Sanders introduces legislation to break up major Wall Street banks so large that the collapse of one could send the overall economy into a downward spiral.

~A bipartisan $16.5 billion veterans bill written by Sanders, Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jeff Miller is signed into law by President Barack Obama.

~In 2015, Sanders takes over as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, using the platform to fight for his economic agenda for the American middle class.

~Sanders votes against the Keystone XL pipeline which would allow multinational corporation TransCanada to transport dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

~Both the NAACP and the NHLA (National Hispanic Leadership Agenda) have given Sanders 100% voting scores during his tenure in the Senate. Earns a D- from the NRA.


Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

This is totally disqualifies Hillary Clinton from being President of the United States and should be investigated for obvious conflicts due to trading arms for personal wealth.

Any Clinton supporter should first be met with thus fact when saying how much more Hillary Clinton is qualified to be President of the United States than Bernie Sanders and that Bernie Sanders didn't release ALL of his tax returns.


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 Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House. The 143 percent increase in U.S. arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors compares to an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period.

The question and transcripts are not just from Goldman Sachs but from 14 Wall Street Banks

Wall Street firms funded 14 of her 41 talks. In addition to Goldman Sachs, the list includes Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments UBS and Bank of America. Her benefactors also include hedge funds and private equity firms like Apollo Management and Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts.

Hillary Clinton has anger issues

For a long time we have seen the Clintons fighting the Republicans constant onslaught of attacks. We have seen Bill Clinton's affairs publicised for all of the world to see. Then we went thru Monica.
She has been personally attacked as 1st Lady for taking an active role in the advisement and then the her pet healthcare proposal. Which of course failed dismally. She was criticises for her hats and her always changing her hairstyles.

She has always taken a back seat to Bill. He has always been the star.

She snaps out in "ugly" anger....her constant, measured control breaking. She is more aggressive than need be in her foreign policy. This is widely acknowledged and been blamed on her wanting to look strong enough to be able to be equal in a man's world. I think that is part of her problem with seeming so cold and scripted. Over the years she has lost the feeling of freedom and confidence to feel secure with who she is, or was to be able to present that part of her. This is not to bash Hillary Clinton or to make excuses for her either. In life we always make choices. Some of the choices that we make, we make because of circumstances out of our control. If there are enough of those unforeseen circumstances, we can become very sheltered, closed off and even changed to a point.

Being in Bill's shadow all of this time and then aspiring to be, as he was, President of the United States has got to be extremely nerve-racking. Worried about being compared to him and wondering if she will measure up to his "popularity" "at least with the Dems". I think that she is walking a tightrope.

I was a very staunch supporter in the 90's and into early 2000, until Obama. Time went on and things came out, more and more, I started to become very disenchanted with the Clintons.

I look at Jimmy Carter and I cannot say enough good about him. He made mistakes in his presidency but who doesn't. His life after the presidency has shown who this man is deep in his soul. That is the kind of person that I want to represent me and my country. The Carters make me proud and they have set an example for the American People.

Didn't we monitor the elections in Iraq

So that the elections would be fair and run smoothly?

Why can't we do the same thing here since we are virtually having free for all Primaries? Voters disenfranchised, not enough polling places, Bill Clinton running to polling stations campaigning for Hillary Clinton and being within the 150 ft of the polling station while holding up voting for, up to 4 hours. Computer glitches changing voter Party affiliation....

Whoever is nominated should be nominated fairly. Do we need a 3rd party to come in to monitor our elections?

If this crap continues and is so obviously going to give us the candidate that isn't the people's choice....what to do? Not accept the nominee? Can we even do something like that?

Can say, Bernie Sanders run for President of the United States as a 3rd Party Candidate?

WATCH: Clinton goes off on Greenpeace activist: “I am so sick” of people bringing up my fossil fuel

Shortly after refusing debates until Sanders "changes tone" ....this


Simple comparisons. Foreign policy difference. Domestic Policy differenc

Foreign policy

Hillary Clinton has voted for every single war and supported every single regime change in Latin America and the Middle East. Her votes and policies have lead to even more unrest and the loss of American lives. Sanders has been against every single one of these votes, and has been on the right side of history. When in debates, he brings up the history of the region and why it has come to be the way it is.
Pay attention. Sanders foreign policy is far better than Hillary Clinton, who only wants more war

Domestic policy

Sanders has fought for the economy in this country to work for all of the people in this country not just the people in the upper 1% and the corporations. Bernie Sanders has fought for human rights in the U.S. regarding equal rights for women, poc (all colors) and immigrants, healthcare for all, fair wages for all workers, continued social safety nets like Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, Paid Family Leave, tuition free colleges all by rolling back tax breaks on the wealthy, cutting loopholes in taxes on corporations and individuals. Adjusting the allocations of the budget in Congress by addressing the monstrous percentage dedicated to the military. Addressing the issues of good jobs being taken from our workers in the U.S. And being shipped overseas.

Hillary Clinton does not present this because she is beholding to Wall Street and Corporations. She sat on the board of Wallmart. The biggest employer in the U.S. Wallmart is known for paying lower than average wages, having more employees on food stamps and other aide because of low wages and having women being held back from promotions on a regular basis. This does no show a candidate that truly fights for women's rights when she sits on boards of corporations that discriminate against women and votes for a bankruptcy bill that would harm single mothers.

The corporations and Wall Street take from the poor to give as much as they can to the rich.

The choice is clear depending on your values.

The winner will be the candidate that reflects most of the people's values.

My values's are with Bernie.

30 years of speeches from Bernie Sanders. The same message, the same agenda, a leader

For the people


Why I'm for Bernie Sanders Huff. Post

“When fear becomes collective, when anger becomes collective, it’s extremely dangerous. It is overwhelming... The mass media and the military-industrial complex create a prison for us, so we continue to think, see, and act in the same way... We need the courage to express ourselves even when the majority is going in the opposite direction... because a change of direction can happen only when there is a collective awakening... Therefore, it is very important to say, ‘I am here!’ to those who share the same kind of insight.“ - Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk, The Art of Power.

I’ve been in deep despair these last few months about our political landscape. This quote from Thich Nhat Hanh recently elevated my spirit, and I share it with you. Because I am — we are — still here! Though it’s clear that the die is cast and that Clinton will win — that is, if you believe in numbers and materialism, but I don’t, not completely.

I enclose here (below) several recent articles, which you need to read to understand how difficult a situation we’ll be in if we continue with a harder-line version of Obama. Hillary Clinton has effectively closed the door on peace, blasting both the Palestinian peace process and the Russians in the same week. NATO is her god, the best thing the “exceptional” US has to export in this new “American Century.”

But who set this policy and who controls this country? Her point of view is steeped in the traditional post-World War II, Atlanticist, NATO-domination of the universe. It’s set in stone. No president it seems, no democratic vote, no dissenting media can alter this. We’re going to be in border, resource, and forever wars for the next 10, 20, 100 years, until Trump (who our shadow government will never allow to exercise power) actually said in his straight way of talking, “our cities go bust.” Our media has been drained and made callous by war, increasingly sensationalized by TV, looking for the next high in the next headline, the more outrageous the better. Modesty in American politics is dead — it’s better to be sensational.

Ironically, as they call Trump unelectable (which he is), it leaves you to think Clinton is the “new normal,” in which case you’ve been deceived by the unnecessary dichotomy that Clinton is actually “respectable” in the same way that Eisenhower/Dulles 1950s were respectable when we went about intervening and overthrowing governments in many countries. But the difference was they at least had the brains not to get into shooting wars. To suggest that NATO should’ve expired in 1991 when the Soviet Union disintegrated, I suppose, isn’t questionable anymore. NATO, which has expanded to 13 countries since 1991, must be supported and Clinton has been brainwashed by the neoconservatives to believe it’s about “Russian aggression” when it’s the United States that’s ensuring the greatest build-up on the European borders of Russia since Hitler did it in World War II.

We’re going to war — either hybrid in nature to break the Russian state back to its 1990s subordination, or a hot war (which will destroy our country). Our citizens should know this, but they don’t because our media is dumbed down in its “Pravda”-like support for our “respectable,” highly aggressive government. We are being led, as C. Wright Mills said in the 1950s, by a government full of “crackpot realists: in the name of realism they’ve constructed a paranoid reality all their own.” Our media has credited Hillary Clinton with wonderful foreign policy experience, unlike Trump, without really noting the results of her power-mongering. She’s comparable to Bill Clinton’s choice of Cold War crackpot Madeleine Albright as one of the worst Secretary of States we’ve had since ... Condi Rice? Albright boasted, “If we have to use force it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future.”

Hillary’s record includes supporting the barbaric “contras” against the Nicaraguan people in the 1980s, supporting the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia, supporting the ongoing Bush-Iraq War, the ongoing Afghan mess, and as Secretary of State the destruction of the secular state of Libya, the military coup in Honduras, and the present attempt at “regime change” in Syria. Every one of these situations has resulted in more extremism, more chaos in the world, and more danger to our country. Next will be the borders of Russia, China, and Iran. Look at the viciousness of her recent AIPAC speech (don’t say you haven’t been warned). Can we really bear to watch as Clinton “takes our alliance [with Israel] to the next level”? Where is our sense of proportion? Cannot the media, at the least, call her out on this extremism? The problem, I think, is this political miasma of “correctness” that dominates American thinking (i.e. Trump is extreme, therefore Hillary is not).

This is why I’m praying still for Bernie Sanders, because he’s the only one willing, at least in the name of fiscal sanity, to cut back on our foreign interventions, bring the troops home, and with these trillions of dollars no longer wasted on malice, try to protect the “homeland” by actually rebuilding it and putting money into its people, schools, and infrastructure.

Albert Camus, talking about the doomed Spanish Civil War in the 1930s wrote, “Men of my generation have had Spain in our hearts. It was there that they learned ... that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, and that there are times when courage is not rewarded.” It’s true the light was extinguished for generations in Spain. America was sleeping, but it finally did the right thing and went to war against Fascism. I believe Fascism is still our greatest enemy and its face is everywhere in our so-called “democracies.” It was always about the moneyed interests that had the power. That is what Fascism is and that is the danger we are in now. Sanders talks about money, listen to him. He talks cogently about money and its power to distort. He’s the only one who has raised his voice against the corruption in our politics. Clinton has embraced this corruption.

“The Clinton/Trump AIPAC ‘Pander-Off,’“ by Robert Parry

“Critics Aghast at ‘Disgusting Speech’ Clinton Just Gave to AIPAC,” by Lauren McCauley

“Fearing Sanders as ‘Closet Realist,’“ by Robert Parry

“A World War has Begun. Break the Silence,” by John Pilger

“Risking Nuclear War for Al-Qaeda,” by Robert Parry

“Neocon Kagan Endorses Hillary Clinton,” by Robert Parry

“Sanders the ‘Realist’: Hillary the ‘Neocon,’“ by Robert Parry

“A Crazy Establishment Demands ‘Sanity,’“ by Robert Parry

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