Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Hillary Clinton Lies List

By David Kraemer – Conservative – Leading the way Right.

Let’s not make the same mistake twice, America.
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Former first lady, New York senator, Child Rapist Lawyer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants to be President of the United States. Before Americans let that happen, they need to be open to the truth about Hillary.

We told voters ahead of time feabout the real Barack Obama, but those with liberal-imposed white guilt taught by liberal union school teachers felt the need to vote for the first half-white, half-black President. They were not open to the truth, nor were they willing to listen. That didn’t change until the “If you like your plan, you can keep it” lie. So this time around, America needs to listen!

 She has fooled, and made fools of, many, many people over the years. Those who think she would be a good president are worse than fools.” – Patricia McCarthy, the American Thinker.
Here is the truth about Hillary Clinton. We correct the record. This is the Hillary Archive. The only Official Hillary Clinton List. This list contains the Hillary Clinton lies, flip-flops, scandals, hypocrisy, gaffes and more that “Ready for Hillary” & “Correct [and by that, they mean ‘Lie About’] the Record” doesn’t want you to remember. 

“The only thing that makes her a rock star is that people keep calling her one.”

– Jonah Goldberg, National Review.

  1. Janet Reno calls Hillary Clinton a “Mask”
  2. April 24, 1993 – From “The Hillary Papers,” in the Washington Free Beacon on 2/10/14: “The insularity of the Clinton White House was not lost on administration officials. “Chat w. [Attorney General] Janet Reno,” [Hillary’s best friend, Diane] Blair wrote on April 24, 1993. “She [Reno] concerned that [Hillary Clinton is] resenting her ‘celebrity’ status. Janet wants to connect w. HC; not communicate thru Carol Rasco,” Blair added. “Finds HC a ‘mask.’” 

  3. Hillary Clinton’s Health Plan = Single Payer/Government Run Socialist Healthcare!
  4. February, 1993 – From the Washington Examiner 2/10/14: “They are called the “Hillary Papers,” a collection of notes from political science professor Diane Blair, a personal friend of Hillary Clinton, who died in 2000. The papers reveal some of Clinton’s thoughts during her husband’s first administration, as recorded by her friend… “At dinner, [Hillary] to [Bill] at length on the complexities of health care—thinks managed competition a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,” Blair wrote in February 1993 after a dinner at the White House.” From the Washington Free Beacon: “The account is at odds with public statements by the former First Lady that she never supported the single-payer option. In an interview with the New York Times as she ran for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton said she had never seriously considered adopting a single-payer system, in which the government, using funds appropriated from taxpayers, pays for all health care expenses. “You know, I have thought about this, as you might guess, for 15 years and I never seriously considered a single payer system,” said Clinton in the interview.”

  5. Hillary Clinton’s Health Security Act of 1993 – Lawsuit # 2
  6. From Wikipedia: “In 1997, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with several other groups, filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and Donna Shalala over closed-door meetings related to the health care plan. The AAPS sued to gain access to the list of members of the task force. Judge Royce C. Lamberth found in favor of the plaintiffs and awarded $285,864 to the AAPS for legal costs; Lamberth also harshly criticized the Clinton administration and Clinton aide Ira Magaziner in his ruling. Subsequently, a federal appeals court overturned the award and the initial findings on the basis that Magaziner and the administration had not acted in bad faith.”– Big surprise that ANOTHER liberal judge sided with Hillary. 

  7. Hillary Clinton’s Health Security Act of 1993 – Lawsuit # 1
  8. From Wikipedia: “The First Lady’s role in the secret proceedings of the Health Care Task Force also sparked litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in relation to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) which requires openness in government. The Clinton White House argued that the Recommendation Clause in Article II of the U.S. Constitution would make it unconstitutional to apply the procedural requirements of FACA to Hillary’s participation in the meetings of the Task Force. Some constitutional experts argued to the court that such a legal theory was not supported by the text, history, or structure of the Constitution. Ultimately, Hillary Clinton won the litigation when the D.C. Circuit ruled narrowly that the First Lady of the United States can be deemed a government official (and not a mere private citizen) for purposes of not having to comply with the procedural requirements of FACA.” — Big surprise that a liberal judge sided with Hillary. 

  9. Hillary Clinton’s Health Security Act of 1993 – Hillarycare!
  10. 1993 – After winning the election in 1992, Bill Clinton surprised the nation by appointing his wife to be chair of a new task force designed to create universal healthcare. This was the first time a first lady had been given such power and authority and it created discussions centering around people wondering if they were voting for Bill or for the couple. [Hillary had long relied on [VINCE] Foster as a confidant, telling him before Bill’s inauguration that, despite being an unelected spouse, she was going to “take command” and be “involved in this presidency” – a conversation he recorded in a journal.] DailyMail on Facebook Hillarycare would have included an enforced mandate that employers provide health insurance to all employees. It also would have heavily regulated the insurance industry which put together the extremely effective “Harry & Louise” TV ad against Hillarycare…

    1. Clinton Accused of Tossing a Lamp at Her Husband During White House Fight!
    2. 1993 – From, “Barring shards of a lamp being unearthed, no one will ever really know” if Clinton threw a lamp at Billy Bob shortly after moving into the White House in 1993. The clintons have denied the story. “The rumor about the lamp moved into the Print media February 19, 1993 when the Chicago Sun Times reported, ‘Seems First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has a temper to match her hubby’s. Wicked Washington whispers claim Hillary broke a lamp during a heated late night argument with the President.”

    3. Hillary Gets an “F” for Truthfulness!!
    4. From the National Review Online: “First led by Robert Fiske, then by Ken Starr, the special prosecutor’s office was deeply disturbed by the lack of candor from the Clintons when they were deposed under oath. Hickman Ewing, Starr’s deputy, testified in court that after he heard Hillary Clinton say “I don’t recall” some 50 times in one deposition, he gave her an F grade for her truthfulness.”

    5. Hillary’s Whitewater Scandal
    7. Late 1992 – whitewaterFrom the U.K. Daily Mail: “In the weeks before the inauguration, he [Vince Foster] had worked intensively with another Arkansas lawyer to expunge Bill and Hillary’s financial records of a shady land deal – a scandal later known as the Whitewater affair… One of his [Vince Foster’s] first jobs in the White House was to try to make sense of the Clintons’ false tax returns concerning the Whitewater land investment. A note in his hand-writing, found much later, warned that Whitewater was “a can of worms you shouldn’t open.” And Jonah Goldberg says this scandal in no way makes Hillary “ready” to be President: “Neither do her explanations of how her Whitewater billing records miraculously appeared out of thin air in the most secure building in America.” From the American Thinker: “Do you recall the slime that was Whitewater, in which the Clintons dissembled and lied while their former business partners went to jail?” – You can find a detailed summary of the Whitewater Scandal, from 1978 to 1995, by clicking here. Live Trading News reports serious crimes were uncovered, “The 1st independent prosecutor in the Whitewater investigation said that he had quickly uncovered “serious crimes” and was ready to indict top Arkansas figures based on testimony from a Key witness against former US President Bill Clinton before he was abruptly replaced by a panel of federal judges.” 

    8. Hillary Says There’s Not Enough Mean People in the White House!
    9. 1992 – She must not have been including herself. From the Washington Free Beacon on 2/9/14: “The records paint a complex portrait of Hillary Clinton, revealing her to be a loyal friend, devoted mother, and a cutthroat strategist who relished revenge against her adversaries and complained in private that nobody in the White House was “tough and mean enough.” – wonders if that included her hubby, Billy Bob Clinton?!

    10. Hillary Blasts Stay-at-Home Moms!!
    11. 1992 – Remember this one? “She has never exactly said, “I’m not a crook.” Though she has certainly slipped up with… other maladroit pronunciamentos, from her famous 1992 boast, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies…” An obvious slam on the hard working women who take pride in being stay at home Moms, who raise strong kids, and from time to time, bake cookies. Contrary to Hillary’s belief, it does not take a village to raise a child. It takes an impressive stay-at-home Mom. 

    12. Hillary’s Own Pollsters Find Her “Ruthless!”
    13. May 12, 1992 – From the Washington Free Beacon on 2/9/14: “On May 12, 1992, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake, top pollsters for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, issued a confidential memo. The memo’s subject was “Research on Hillary Clinton.” Voters admired the strength of the Arkansas first couple, the pollsters wrote. However, “they also fear that only someone too politically ambitious, too strong, and too ruthless could survive such controversy so well.” Their conclusion: “What voters find slick in Bill Clinton, they find ruthless in Hillary.

      1. Hillary was in Charge of Handling Bimbo Eruptions!
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        1992 – From Rush Limbaugh, “Hillary Clinton was in charge of the “bimbo eruptions.” She and Betsey Wright handled those during the campaign for 1992. There were all these women that Clinton had had all these dalliances with and they were all popping up like jacks-in-the-box. It was Hillary and Betsey Wright’s job to deal with the bimbo eruptions, and the way they dealt with the bimbo eruptions was basically to threaten the women. In the modern age of feminism, of course, they’d just trash the women. She was in charge of ruining the lives of women her husband had abused and assaulted.”
      1. Hillary Orders Evidence Destroyed!
      2. 1988 – From The Daily Signal and reporter Sharyl Attkisson: “Missing: Hillary Clinton S&L Records. In 1988, according to congressional investigators, Hillary Clinton “ordered the destruction of records relating to her [legal] representation of [Jim] McDougal’s Madison S&L” when federal regulators were investigating the insolvency of the Arkansas savings and loan. Bill Clinton was Arkansas governor at the time. The Clintons and McDougal were business partners in the failed Whitewater real estate venture. McDougal later was convicted of fraud for attempting to use S&L funds to cover Whitewater losses. His wife, Susan, served prison time for refusing to answer grand jury questions about whether Bill Clinton lied in his testimony during her Whitewater trial.”

      3. Hillary Accused of Making Anti-Semitic Comments
      4. 1974 – From Aurthur Louis at “The book, written by Jerry Oppenheimer, who specializes in unauthorized biographies, and published by Harper Collins, was entitled “State of a Union,” and professed to be a thorough analysis of the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton. It contended that in 1974, when Bill Clinton ran for Congress from Arkansas and narrowly lost, Hillary – not yet Mrs. Clinton — took out her anger on one of Bill’s campaign officials, calling him “You f—— Jew bastard!” Hillary denied the allegation when it surfaced, and Bill, then in his final months as president, weighed in too, with the odd statement that “I was there and she didn’t say it.” Odd because if it didn’t happen, where was “there”? I cannot believe that either Bill (“I did not have sex with that woman”) or Hillary (“I remember landing under sniper fire”) would speak an untruth, even if it meant protecting themselves politically…”

      5. Hillary Cusses Out Another Lawyer
      6. From On July 24, 1970,… [Attorney Joseph Califano:] As [Paul] Austin, [Coca-Cola food division head] Luke Smith, and I entered the Caucus Room on that steamy Washington morning, it was so jammed with spectators that many were standing and sitting on the floor. A large number were student interns working on the Hill that summer, angry about Nixon’s bombing Cambodia, dispirited about the four students killed at Kent State University that May. Many in that room had been among the 100,000 young Americans who had earlier that summer clogged the city to protest the war. Anti-establishment fervor, at a fever pitch that July, was palpable in the hearing room. About half way down the aisle, a young woman with dark hair and thick-rimmed glasses abruptly came in front of me and said, 
        “You sold out, you motherfucker, you sold out!” I kept walking, pretending to ignore her. Two and a half years later, at …on …March 19, …1973, that same young woman walked into my office at Williams, Connolly & Califano for a job interview. It was Hillary Rodham, who was graduating from Yale Law School later that year. Neither of us mentioned the incident in the Senate Caucus Room. I offered her a job, but she decided to go to Arkansas rather than practice law in Washington.”
        1. Bisexual Hillary Blasts Men in her College Graduation Speech!
        2. 1969 – From the National Journal: “Our attitudes are easily understood, having grown up, having come to consciousness in the first five years of this decade—years dominated by men with dreams, men in the civil- rights movement, the Peace Corps, the space program—so we arrived at Wellesley and we found, as all of us have found, that there was a gap between expectation and realities. But it wasn’t a discouraging gap and it didn’t turn us into cynical, bitter old women at the age of 18. It just inspired us to do something about that gap.” At the end of her speech, Clinton read a poem by Nancy Scheibner referring to “the hollow men of anger and bitterness” who must be abandoned as remnants of a bygone age.” While the Journal defends Hillary in the article, it does point out Republican Senator Edward Brooke, who Clinton had campaigned for (a republican?!), had just finished speaking before Clinton and was personally offended by Clinton calling her one of the “hollow men.” 

        3. Hillary’s Saul Alinsky Training Scandal
        4. 1969 – Just like Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton was educated in the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” method to create socialism. She knew the socialist-radical Saul Alinsky personally, said he was charming, met with him over the course of two years, and remained in contact with him for the rest of his life. Alinsky even tried to hire Hillary Clinton who said the offer was “tempting.” From the American Thinker: ” I suspect it must bother her that Obama also appears to have mastered the playbook used by her own political teacher, the legendary amoral guru of left wing activism, Saul Alinksy. Hillary has met not only her match in Alinsky tactics, she has met the master of bloodless socialist revolution, in my opinion.” Also from the American Thinker: “If you want a complete rundown on how all of Hillary’s and Soros’ “non-profit groups” work together in her plan to take over America, get yourself a copy of the book by her mentor, Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals. In it, you’ll find the complete outline for throwing Judeo/Christian principles and honesty to the winds of revolutionary fervor. Hillary Clinton has been the perfectly patient disciple of Alinsky’s since she wrote her thesis about him her senior year at Wellesley in 1969. If her admiration of Alinsky had died with her thesis, no one would care. But it didn’t. He remained a close confidant until his death (The Shadow Party, p. 56) and his tactical fingerprints are all over her projection of the false “Centrist” image she is manipulating to garner political power. It’s all in the book.” – points out: She viewed Alinsky as a “master showman” who brilliantly used street-fighter instinct to ruthlessly exploit his enemy’s weakness

        5. Hillary’s Love of Community Organizers (Agitators)
        6. 1969 – Hillary Rodham wrote in her college thesis paper that she sees value in community organizers, “There is no lack of issues; what is missing are politically sophisticated organizers.” She learned community organizing from her socialist friend, Saul Alinsky and understood the organizer’s initial function was to “rub raw” the resentments of the people. She said that those who define community organizer to mean agitator are completely correct!

        7. Hillary Says Unions are made up of Radicals and Unreasonable Men!
        8. 1969 – Hillary Rodham wrote in her college thesis paper that she acknowledges radicals built the labor unions! At the same time she says “radicals have been the most emotional and least reasonable of men“. Sounds like she just slammed and blasted the base of support, labor unions, she hopes will put her in the White House in 2016!

        9. Hillary Says Criticism of Saul Alinsky is “Hysteria!”
        10. 1969 – Hillary Rodham wrote in her college thesis paper: “Philip M. Hauser, head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, believes that “[t]he methods by which Alinsky organized TWO may actually have impeded the achievement of consensus and thus delayed the attaining of Woodlawn’s true objectives.” Even questioning whether Professor Hauser knows what those “true objectives” are, his comment is suggestive of other academic criticism of the Alinsky model’s results. Dr. Harold Foy, editor of Christian Century, and Dr. Frank Reissman of the New York Institute for Developmental Studies, are two other outspoken critics. Dr. Foy’s objections center on Alinsky’s abrasive manner and avowed intention to alter the-existing balance of social power. He has charged Alinsky with encouraging “a political movement whose object is to establish control over urban society by raising up from its ruins a ‘power structure’ dictatorship based on slum dwellers” Such amorphous hysteria is characteristic of Dr Foy.” 

        11. Hillary was Lifelong Friend to a Man Who Fought For Fascsim!
        12. 1969 – Hillary Rodham wrote in her college thesis paper: “Alinsky remembers that many young people from the yards [Back of the Yards, Chicago] area formed a crypto-fascist cadre in the late 1930?s. He fought against and for them once and may do so again.”

          1. Young Hillary Thought the American Dream was a “Nightmare?!”
          2. bill-hillary-clinton-hippie-arthritisinsight-dot-com-300x2691969 – Hillary Rodham wrote in her college thesis paper: “Although [Saul] Alinsky calls Chicago his “city”, the place really represents to him the American Dream – in all its nightmare and its glory.” Now, she was clear that Chicago represented the American Dream to Alinsky. It is not clear from her written words if it was he, or she who described/defined that American dream as “in all its nightmare and its glory.” It does seem to be an editorial comment by the author (Hillary) of the paper. So what did she mean when she wrote the American Dream “in all its nightmare???” Did the American Dream give Hillary Clinton Nightmares?! What in the world is she talking about?

          3. Did Hillary Clinton Flip-Flop on so-called ‘Urban Renewal?!’
          4. In 1969, Hillary Clinton was against “Urban Renewal” and saw it as racism and a way to drive blacks out of certain areas. [HILLARY:] “The neighborhood’s problems were compounded by the threat of urban renewal. The Chicago Defender, a Negro newspaper, in its series entitled “The Battle of Woodlawn” characterized the threat as follows: [CHICAGO DEFENDER:] In the century since the Negro won freedom from slavery in America, the battle for freedom has never ceased and a variety of racial organizations his run the gauntlet of devious bans…to keep the Negro less than a free and equal American… But nothing has been more difficult to contend with than the newest strategy of racial discrimination introduced in the past decade… Called urban renewal, it has been difficult to fight because its idea is basically good–tear down the slums and build new homes… But the experience of a decade has demonstrated beyond doubt that in many cases urban renewal has meant Negro removal…And increasingly as urban renewal spread, the question in the community has been: how do you fight a bulldozer and crane?” [HILLARY:] “How, indeed, are bulldozers and cranes halted when they move with the encouragement of such powerful forces as a city administration and a university behind them?” [CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN:] 
            So, Hillary acknowledged that Urban renewal was a racist tactic. Years later, she was proud that she had used that very same racist tactic herself. Columbia University’s Student Radio station caught the story in 2008: “[BILAL QURESHI/Narr:] Senator Clinton’s appearance in seen as an an active effort by her to court minority and urban voters. Clinton is facing increasing competition from African-American Senator Barack Obama who has risen to national attention for his positive message of reconciliation and government reform. But as Senator Clinton has said, she is in it to win. [HILLARY/Ax:] “When I take the oath of office in January 2009, I will remember what we’ve done here…” [THE … IS FROM THE RADIO REPORT, NOT US] [Narr:] The Bronx has a high concentration of Black and Latino residents. The Bronx has recently undergone significant urban renewal. Carrion says Senator Clinton’s appearance is symbolic… [BOROUGH PRESIDENT ADOLFO CARRION/Ax:] “President after president have stood in the rubble of the South Bronx in the 1970s and now they can come here and show success…” [Narr:] Many local Latino and black residents admire Clinton’s work for the district. [END RADIO REPORT]

          5. Young Hillary Said “WelfarePhiles” Profit From the Industry!
          6. 1969 – Hillary Rodham wrote in her college thesis paper: [HILLARY:] Alinsky warns to beware of programs which attack only their economic poverty. [SAUL ALINSKY:] Welfare programs since the New Deal have neither redeveloped poverty areas nor even catalyzed the poor into helping themselves. A cycle of dependency has been created which ensnares its victims into resignation and apathy.” [HILLARY:] To dramatize his warning to the poor, Alinsky proposed sending Negroes dressed in African tribal costumes to greet VISTA volunteers arriving in Chicago. This action would have dramatized what he refers to as the “colonialism” and the “Peace Corps mentality” of the poverty program. Alinsky is interested in people helping themselves without the ineffective interference from welfarephiles.” [CONSERVATIVEAMERICAN.ORG:] Hillary seems to have invented this word, combining the damage of welfare with the disgusting behavior of a pedophile. We think this term could be used to describe any number of liberal activists today who profit from the welfare industry. We also agree with Hillary in her use of the term and her description of the failed War on Poverty. If we agree with her, then you know her democrat-union-socialist pals will strongly disagree!

            1. Young Hillary Clinton: War on Poverty No Deeper Than Public Relations
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              Here’s another time we agree with Hillary, though I doubt her liberal friends would! [HILLARY:] “If, indeed, the purpose of the War on Poverty was to “give”, then most of its Alinsky-like rhetoric about “helping the poor help themselves” and opening “opportunity” and bringing “hope to all who contemplate their future in terms of their discouraging present” went no deeper than the public relations division.” She also wrote that some believe the War on Poverty would be viewed as “history’s greatest relief program for, the benefit of the welfare industry.” Hillary herself would note, “All too often the War on Poverty with confused intentions and armed with misinterpreted social theory fulfilled [PATRICK] Moynihan’s concluding description of the community action programs: “…the soaring rhetoric, the minimum performance; the feigned constancy, the private betrayal; in the end…the sell-out.”

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Bundy Gang is Found Not Guilty

Federal jury acquits Ammon Bundy and co-defendants on conspiracy charges for taking over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

A federal jury delivered a resounding acquittal today for the anti-government militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January, finding Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants not guilty of conspiring to keep federal employees from doing their jobs.

Supporters of the Arizona-based rancher and his anti-government movement wept, hugged and waved American flags in the streets outside downtown Portland's federal courthouse.

The verdict is a stunning defeat for U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams, whose legal team was unable to prove that Bundy and his allies broke any laws by turning an Eastern Oregon bird refuge into an armed fortress.

It followed the dismissal Wednesday of a juror who had previously worked for the federal Bureau of Land Management, a potential conflict that could have resulted in a mistrial.

The "not guilty" verdict capped a six-week trial filled with testimony over the political beliefs Ammon Bundy and his co-defendants claimed were the motivation for the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown repeatedly told the jury that the defendants' political beliefs didn't affect their guilt or innocence.

But Ammon Bundy and several other defendants took the stand in their own defense to detail their beliefs that the Constitution prohibits the federal government from owning land, that the sentences given to two Burns-area ranchers convicted on federal arson charges were the result of government tyranny and that the 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy's Bunkerville ranch was a vindication of Bundy's belief that the county sheriff is the ultimate law of the land.
Ammon Bundy's attorney, Marcus Mumford, painted Bundy as a valiant patriot, fighting a David-and-Goliath battle against government overreach. He told the jury Bundy is in jail because of that same "dark" force.

"I hope you can see what we've been pushing for," Mumford said. "What do you see? Government overreach. The government going too far. It happened to the Hammonds. You've heard that. But can you not see that it's happening to Mr. Bundy as well?"

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Knight unsuccessfully argued that the case had nothing to do with Bundy's regularly brandished pocket Constitution, nothing to do with the arson sentences currently being served by Dwight and Steven Hammond and nothing to do with the Bunkerville standoff, which is the subject of separate prosecution in Nevada.
"It's not about the beliefs or values of any of these defendants," Knight told the jury. "It's about them deciding which laws apply and which don't. It's about a collective decision to take what isn't theirs and make it theirs."
Knight said Bundy and his co-defendants thought the law applied differently to them, that they believed they could choose which laws to follow because they were acting for the right reasons.

Bundy spent three days on the stand answering questions from his own lawyer and attorneys for his co-defendants. He patiently and exhaustively described his family life, his political beliefs and the lack of response to his demands from government officials, which he claimed justified the occupation that caused an estimated $6 million in damage to the refuge and left dozens in jail and one man dead.
Bundy told the jury he was proud of the occupation, even comparing his efforts to the work done by civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr.

"When M.L.K. stood, he made a hard stand," Bundy told the jury.

Knight's arguments were more narrowly focused.

Knight told the jury that Bundy and his six co-defendants' ultraconservative beliefs about the rightful role of the federal government under the Constitution are irrelevant. Instead, Knight said, what mattered was whether the occupiers broke the law by conspiring to keep refuge employees from doing their jobs.

"This is not about federal land use policy," Knight said. "It's not about the Hammonds. The government doesn't dispute that they hold these beliefs," Knight said. "But at the end of the day, you can't conspire to take somebody else's work space and say, 'You're no longer welcome to work here, Go home.'"

A particularly jarring moment came when Knight delivered a blistering 15-minute cross-examination that underscored the irrelevance of most of Bundy's testimony.

Knight mostly asked Bundy about statements he had made under direct examination.

Bundy denied or claimed not to remember events he had recently detailed. He suddenly insisted he wasn't a leader of the occupation. He said he couldn't remember whether he had been in Burns in November, after describing several November meetings with Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward. And he said the refuge wasn't federal property, after outlining his foolproof plan to wrest control of federal property under the arcane process of adverse possession—a process nixed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

But his snake-charmer manner remained. Bundy backpedaled when Knight asked him about the legal process he had earlier described with enthusiasm and certainty. And he used his usual earnest tone of voice to quibble even over Knight's most straightforward questions.

In the end, the jury found him persuasive.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Young Virginia Democrat Registers 19 Dead People to Vote for Hillary

Young Virginia Democrat Andrew Spieles confessed this week to registering 19 dead people to vote for Hillary.
Maybe someday young Andrew will run for governor or president.
Zero Hedge reported:
Just yesterday we wrote about an FBI investigation into potential voter fraud in the critical swing state of Virginia after it was revealed that 19 dead people had recently been re-registered to vote (see “FBI Investigating More Dead People Voting In The Key Swing State Of Virginia“).  While the Washington Post caught wind of the investigation, it was not known who was behind the operation…until now.

Meet, Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, and apparently “Lead Organizer” for HarrisonburgVOTES.  According to the Daily News-Record, Spieles confessed to re-registering 19 deceased Virginians to vote in the 2016 election cycle.

While this should come as a surprise to precisely 0 people, Spieles just happens to be Democrat who, accorded to a deleted FaceBook post, apparently recently ran for Caucus Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats.

It’s too bad really, sounds like Spieles had all the right “special talents” required to be very successful politician…he just forgot the most important first rule: “Don’t get caught.”  
Meet The Young Virginia Democrat That Registered 19 Dead People To Vote In Virginia | Zero Hedge #NeverHillary

ISIS Issues List of 11 Rules for Christians Living In Captured Syrian Town; Threaten Death to Those Caught Praying out Loud to Jesus Christ

Sep 04, 2015 

The Islamic State has issued a "safety contract" for Christians living in Qaryatian, Syria comprised of 11 specific commandments, including one which prohibits praying out loud to Jesus Christ under penalty of death.

The Islamic State has issued a "safety contract" for Christians living in Qaryatian, Syria comprised of 11 specific commandments, including one which prohibits praying out loud to Jesus Christ under penalty of death.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Christians in the captured town will have to pay the jizyah or jizya tax imposed on non-Muslims, in addition to the other commandments issued by the extremist group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The watchdog group listed the 11 stipulations, which prohibit: the establishment of churches, the displaying of crosses, making Muslims hear Christian prayers or rituals of worship, the hiding of spies, offending Islamic religious beliefs, the carrying of weapons, the sale of pork or wine to Muslims, and failing to dress modestly.

The list of rules concluded, "If they comply with these conditions, so they have are safe in their lands, money and souls, and they are not going to pay one-tenth except they bring money to trade from outside the IS territories not oppressor nor oppressed. None of them is going to be punished under a sin committed by another else of them. In case they violate the conditions of this writ, then 'Islamic State' is going to deal with them as they deal with people of war (warriors)."

The Assyrian Christian community has faced heavy persecution from ISIS in recent months, as the jihadist group is known for killing those who do not swear allegiance to its particular brand of Islamic extremism.

As reported by the Gospel Herald, the jihadist group captured Qaryatain after heavy combat with the Syrian army in early August. At least 230 people were kidnapped amid the fighting, including numerous Christians who were seeking refuge in a church.

The town is thought to have a mixed population of around 40,000 people, including Sunni Muslims and Christians, as well as thousands of people who have fled fighting elsewhere in the country, the BBC notes.

Speaking to the International Business Times, Nahren Anweya, an Assyrian-American activist, said that the extremist group is seeking to suppress any Christian presence in the region.

"Our entire ancestral homelands have been completely taken and now they won't even allow us to sustain our religious faith in one God and his son Jesus Christ, " Anweya said.
"We have been purged out of Mosul, Nineveh, Khabour, Hassaka, Qaryatian and many more ancestral Assyrian homelands. They took our native homelands, our girls, our churches and now they want the few lives we have left."
At least 450,000 of Syria's pre-2011 Christian population of 1.17 million are either internally displaced or living as refugees abroad, the Catholic Herald reports.

Earlier this week, a senior Catholic leader in Syria encouraged Syrian Christians to stay in the war-torn country despite the persecution they continually face, warning that Christianity is disappearing from the region. 

"Given this tsunami of emigration... what future is left for the Church? What will become of our homeland? What will become of our parishes and institutions?" Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III said in an open letter.
"Despite all your suffering, stay! Be patient! Don't emigrate! Stay for the Church, your homeland, for Syria and its future! Stay! Do stay.

Monday, October 24, 2016

WikiLeaks Founder & Co-Director, Gavin MacFadyen Found Dead


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Wikileaks founder, Co-director, and Julian Assange’s mentor, Gavin MacFadyen has died at the age of 76. The cause of death is unknown. Wikileaks members have flocked online to post Farwell’s, including Assange. reports: “We are extremely sad to announce the death of Gavin MacFadyen, CIJ’s Founder, Director and its leading light,” the Centre for Investigative Journalism team wrote on its Twitter.

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Chinese communist leaders denounce U.S. values but send children to U.S. colleges


Xi Jinping is the heir apparent to lead China’s Communist Party. His daughter is at Harvard University. (Lintao Zhang/AP

When scholars gathered at Harvard last month to discuss the political tumult convulsing China’s ruling Communist Party, a demure female undergraduate with a direct stake in the outcome was listening intently from the top row of the lecture hall. She was the daughter of Xi Jinping, China’s vice president and heir apparent for the party’s top job.

Xi’s daughter, Xi Mingze, enrolled at Harvard University in 2010, under what people who know her there say was a fake name, joining a long line of Chinese “princelings,” as the offspring of senior party officials are known, who have come to the United States to study.

In some ways, the rush to U.S. campuses by the party’s “red nobility” simply reflects China’s national infatuation with American education. China has more students at U.S. colleges than in any other foreign country. They numbered 157,558 in the 2010-11 academic year, according to data compiled by the Institute of International Education — up nearly fourfold in 15 years.

But the kin of senior party officials are a special case: They rarely attend state schools but congregate instead at top-tier — and very expensive — private colleges, a stark rejection of the egalitarian ideals that brought the Communist Party to power in 1949. Of the nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the supreme decision-making body of a Communist Party steeped in anti-American rhetoric, at least five have children or grandchildren who have studied or are studying in the United States.

Helping to foster growing perceptions that the party is corrupt is a big, unanswered question raised by the foreign studies of its leaders’ children: Who pays their bills? Harvard, which costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition and living expenses over four years, refuses to discuss the funding or admission of individual students.

Grandchildren of two of the party’s last three top leaders — Zhao Ziyang, who was purged and placed under house arrest for opposing the military assault on Tiananmen Square protesters in June 1989, and his successor, Jiang Zemin — studied at Harvard.

The only prominent princeling to address the question of funding publicly is Bo Guagua, a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His father is the now-disgraced former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, who, like Xi Jinping, is the son of an early revolutionary leader who fought alongside Mao Zedong.

Bo Guagua did not attend the seminar at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, which focused on his family’s travails. But in a statement sent a few days later to Harvard’s student-run newspaper, the Crimson, he responded to allegations of ill-

gotten wealth. He said he had never used his family name to make money and, contrary to media reports, had never driven a Ferrari. Funding for his overseas studies, he said, came entirely from unspecified “scholarships earned independently, and my mother’s generosity from the savings she earned from her years as a successful lawyer and writer.”

His mother, Gu Kailai, is in detention somewhere in China on suspicion of involvement in the death of Neil Heywood, a Briton who served as a business adviser to the Bo family. After what Chinese authorities say was a falling-out over money, Heywood was found dead, apparently poisoned, in a Chongqing hotel room in November.

Bo Guagua “is very worried about what might happen to his mother,” said Ezra F. Vogel, a Harvard professor who said he had received a visit from a “very anxious” Bo last week. Bo’s image as a wild playboy, Vogel added, is “greatly exaggerated.”

In China’s “dog-eat-dog” political culture, Harvard scholar Roderick MacFarquhar told the Fairbank Center seminar, the family is both “a wealth-generating unit” and a “form of general protection.” As a result, he added, “you have a party that is seen as deeply corrupt.”

Before his ouster, Bo Xilai had an official annual salary of less than $20,000. But his son attended Harrow School, an exclusive private academy in London with annual fees of about $48,000; then Oxford, which, for overseas students, costs more than $25,000 a year just in tuition; and the Kennedy School, which, according to its own estimates, requires about $70,000 a year to cover tuition and living expenses.

‘Top of the food chain’
“This is about haves and have-nots,” said Hong Huang, the stepdaughter of Mao’s foreign minister Qiao Guanhua and a member of an earlier generation of American-educated princelings. “China’s old-boy network . . . is no different from America’s old-boy network,” said Hong, who went to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and whose mother served as Mao’s English teacher.

“There is something about elitism that says if you are born in the right family, you have to go to the right school to perpetuate the glory of the family. Going to an elite college is a natural extension of that,” said Hong, now a Beijing-based style guru and publisher. Among her ventures is iLook, an edgy fashion and lifestyle magazine that offers tips on how to enjoy what a 2010 cover story proclaimed as China’s “Gilded Age.”
Noting that the Communist Party has drifted far from its early ideological moorings, Hong said she sees no contradiction between the desire for an Ivy League education and the current principles of the ruling party and its leaders: “What part of China is communist, and what part of Harvard is against elitist authoritarianism?”

Hong’s stepfather, Qiao, was purged as foreign minister in 1976 and his ministerial post passed to Mao’s former interpreter, Huang Hua, whose son, Huang Bin, also went to Harvard. At the time, China’s education system lay in ruins, wrecked by the ­1966-76 Cultural Revolution and Mao’s vicious campaigns against intellectuals, who were reviled as the “stinking ninth category.”

Today, Chinese universities have not only recovered but become so fiercely competitive that getting into them is difficult even for well-connected princelings. Even so, top American universities still carry more cachet among many in China’s political and business elite, in part because they are so expensive. A degree from Harvard or the equivalent ranks as “the ultimate status symbol” for China’s elite, said Orville Schell, a Harvard graduate and director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York.
“There is such a fascination with brand names” in China that “just as they want to wear Hermes or Ermenegildo Zegna, they also want to go to Harvard. They think this puts them at the top of the food chain,” Schell said.

The attraction of a top-brand university is so strong that some princelings flaunt even tenuous affiliations with a big-name American college. Li Xiaolin, the daughter of former prime minister and ex-Politburo member Li Peng, for example, has long boasted that she attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a “visiting scholar at the Sloan Business School.” MIT says the only record it has of attendance by a student with Li’s name was enrollment in a “non-degree short course” open to executives who have “intellectual curiosity” and are ready to spend $7,500 for just 15 days of classes.

Discipline case
The welfare of princelings studying abroad can become a matter for the Chinese government.

During his final year at Oxford University in England, Bo Guagua ran into trouble because of inattention to his studies. When the university initiated a disciplinary process against him, the Chinese Embassy in London sent a three-person diplomatic delegation to Oxford to discuss the matter with Bo’s tutor at Balliol College, according to an academic who was involved in the episode and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be able to speak candidly. The embassy did not respond to a request for comment.

The embassy trio pleaded on Bo’s behalf, stressing that education is very important to the Chinese, the academic said. The tutor replied that Bo should, in that case, learn to study more and party less. The intervention by Chinese diplomats didn’t help Bo and, in December 2008, he was “rusticated” for failing to produce academic work of an adequate standard, an effective suspension that, under Oxford regulations, meant he lost his “right of access” to all university facilities. Barred from college housing, Bo moved into a pricey local hotel. He was, however, allowed to take a final examination in 2010. Despite his banishment from classes, he performed well and received a degree.
“He was a bright student,” said the Oxford academic, who knew Bo Guagua at the time. But “in Oxford, he was suddenly freer than anything he had experienced before and, like a good many young people in similar circumstances, it was like taking the cork out of a bottle of champagne.”
Most other princelings have kept a far lower profile.
On the manicured, sun-drenched grounds of Stanford University in Silicon Valley, Jasmine Li — whose grandfather, Jia Qinglin, ranks fourth in the Politburo and has made speeches denouncing “erroneous” Western ways — blends in seamlessly with fellow American undergraduates.
Photographs have appeared online showing her wearing a black-and-white Carolina Herrera gown at a Paris debutante ball in 2010, and she shares with Bo Guagua a taste for horse riding. As a freshman last year, she rode with the Stanford Equestrian team.

But her presence on campus is low-key, like that of Xi’s daughter at Harvard, whom fellow students describe as studious and discreet. Li rides a shiny red bicycle to and from classes, has an American roommate and joined a sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. She often studies after class in the sorority house’s high-ceilinged living room alongside fellow members.

Reached at her sorority, Li declined to comment on her time in the United States or her ambitions, saying, in unaccented English, that she needed to consult first with her family in China.

‘Achilles’ heel for the party’
The stampede to American campuses has delivered a propaganda gift to critics of the Communist Party, which drapes itself in the Chinese flag and regularly denounces those who question its monopoly on power as traitorous American lackeys. A widespread perception that members of the party elite exploit their access and clout to stash their own children and also money overseas “is a big Achilles’ heel for the party,” said Harvard’s MacFarquhar.

Bitter foes of the ruling party such as the banned spiritual movement Falun Gong have reveled in spreading sometimes unfounded rumors about privileged party children. New Tang Dynasty TV, part of a media empire operated by Falun Gong, reported, for example, that 74.5 percent of the children of current and retired minister-level Chinese officials have acquired either green cards or U.S. citizenship. The rate for their grandchildren is 91 percent, said the TV station, citing an anonymous Chinese blog posting that in turn cited supposed official U.S. statistics. No government agency has issued any such statistics.

Though of dubious accuracy, the report stirred a storm of outrage on the Internet, with Twitter-like micro-blogs denouncing the hypocrisy of the party elite. Most of the comments were quickly deleted by China’s army of Internet censors. But a few survived, with one complaining that officials “curse American imperialism and capitalism all the time but their wives and children have already emigrated to the U.S. to be [American] slaves.”

Symbol of excess
Similar fury greeted photographs that showed Bo Guagua cavorting at parties with Western women at a time when his father was promoting a neo-Maoist revival in Chongqing and urging the city’s 33 million residents to reconnect with the austere values of the party’s early years.

Bo, a poster boy for princeling excess, stopped attending classes this spring and last month moved out of a serviced apartment building with a uniformed doorman near Harvard Yard. (Rents there range from $2,300 to $3,000 a month.) People who know him at Harvard say he had earlier split up with his girlfriend, fellow Harvard student Sabrina Chen, the granddaughter of Chen Yun, a powerful party baron. Before his death in 1995, Chen took a hard line against the “infiltration” of Western values and, along with Bo Guagua’s grandfather, Bo Yibo, pressed for a military crackdown against student protesters who gathered in Tiananmen Square around a plaster statue inspired by the Statue of Liberty.

The cook at a fast-food eatery near his Cambridge apartment building said Bo Guagua used to come in regularly but didn’t make much of an impression. “He just ordered the usual stuff, BLTs. Nothing special,” said the cook, who gave his name as Mustafa.

Staff at Changsho, a Chinese restaurant, however, remember a more extravagant customer. Late one evening, for example, Bo came in alone, ordered four dishes and left after barely touching the food. “He didn’t even ask for a doggie bag,” recalled a restaurant worker, appalled at the waste.
Fan and special correspondent Yawen Chen reported from Palo Alto, Calif.