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  1. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain. But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one. At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One. Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well. And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock. Frank Giustra, right, a mining financier, has donated $31.3 million to the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton, left. Credit Joaquin Sarmiento/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show. The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting. Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors. Read more here:

    Appears Johnson may have ED.
  3. The Clinton Body Count

  4. Gorilla killed at zoo

    Mother is not taking responsibility for the incident or exhibiting any remorse for the loss of life. I'm actually expecting her to file a lawsuit against the Zoo.
  5. Gorilla killed at zoo

    Thanks for posting the mother's comments. An all knowing, all seeing god could have easily prevented this tragic incident had he wanted to. Obviously he didn't, resulting in serious injury to a child and the death of a critically endangered sentient being (One of God's creations). Why did God turn a blind eye to this child's antics (temporarily of course)? The mother credited God with eventually interceding to prevent the gorilla from harming her child. Why did God only care about the child's safety after the fact? Maybe, to teach the mother to pay closer attention, to teach the child some badly needed life skills or to demonstrate his magic and garner praise from those lacking critical thinking skills? Bottom Line: God, remains reigning champion of inexplicable/mysterious behavior.
  6. Gorilla killed at zoo

    Silver back gorilla exhibited better parenting skills than the kid's biological mother during his final moments. Bottom Line: Wrong adult took the bullet in this instance.
  7. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Americans get the government they vote for and I am convinced the voters no longer place a great deal of importance on personal integrity/honesty when it comes to their politicians. Exhibit A: The Trump and Clinton have been caught repeatedly lying over the course of their campaigns (and decades prior to that) yet they are the presumptive nominees of their respective political parties.
  8. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails ttps:// A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern” Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think that was a good idea.” What originally prompted her does not matter. As your Secretary of State and your subordinate, she willfully violated laws designed to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure. It may be somewhat difficult for those not as immersed in national security matters as we have been to appreciate the seriousness of the offense, including the harm done in compromising some of the most sensitive U.S. programs and activities. This is why we write. Anyone who has ever handled classified material knows that there are a number of things that you do not do. You do not take it home with you, you do not copy it and share it with anyone who does not have a clearance and a need-to-know, you do not strip off the classification marks and treat it as unclassified, and you do not transfer it to another email account that is not protected by a government server. If you have a secured government computer operating off of a secure server that means that what is on the computer stays on the computer. This is not a matter of debate or subject to interpretation. It is how one safeguards classified information, even if one believes that the material should not be classified, which is another argument that has been made in Clinton’s defense. Whether or not the classification is unnecessary is not your decision to make. Apart from the guidelines for proper handling of classified information, outlined in Executive Order 13526 and 18 U.S.C Sec. 793(f) of the federal code, there is some evidence of a cover-up regarding what was compromised. This itself would be a violation of the 2009 Federal Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act. NSA, FBI Have Enough Evidence ...Numerous messages both in New York and in Washington have reportedly been erased or simply cannot be found. In addition, the law cited above explicitly makes it a felony to cut and paste classified information removing its classification designation. Retaining such information on a private email system is also a felony. In one of Secretary Clinton’s emails, she instructed her staff simply to remove a classification and send the information to her on her server. So the question is not whether Secretary Clinton broke the law. She did. If the laws are to be equally applied, she should face the same kind of consequences as others who have been found, often on the basis of much less convincing evidence, guilty of similar behavior. Some More Equal Than Others Read more here: ttps://
  9. Gorilla killed at zoo

    A four year old child should not be able to breach multiple barriers on the way to falling into a moat/enclosure containing a wild animal. If reports are correct, the mother was attempting to shepherd 6 children through the park, not the wisest of ideas for reasons that should now be all too obvious. The zoo's management went into full CYA mode once the child was endangered. Other methods of extraction may have been successful, but if they had failed the decision makers would have been harshly judged by the public and the courts. Bottom Line: Best course of action... kill the one individual involved who was least culpable in creating this crisis situation.
  10. Michelob Ultra

    These are the type of clear and concise standards for gender verification currently lacking in HB2. iamhubby1 for Governor of North Carolina!
  11. VP Bets

    Snidely Whiplash seems like he'd be a good fit for either candidate's administration. As VP he could oversee dirty tricks and misinformation.
  12. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    Shh! Don't tell anyone, but I've got my bags packed and ready to go... First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. -- Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime.
  13. It is a whole 'nother world for those living on the financial edge of our society. A single ticket could snowball into additional costs. lost work time, maybe even their job(s), potentially destroying their lives. On the other hand, those with large sums of money are undeterred by the relatively minuscule fines.
  14. Are we witnessing a Hiliray collapse?

    The State Dept. IG determined HRC's claim that she received authorization to set up a private server was unsubstantiated. How would Hillary get that fact wrong this far into it? The State Dept. IG requested interviews with approximately 25 Clinton subordinates, only 5 responded. Why didn't Hillary encourage her staff to cooperate? Why is Hillary and her staff so evasive if they have nothing to hide? One of Hillary's campaign spokesman actually attempted to impugn the IG's credibility, by saying they were biased against her. Hillary claims to have destroyed 30K emails that she and her staff deemed personal/private. Should HRC be allowed to determine what emails were relevant to the investigation? That was destruction of potential evidence. Who really knows what those "personal" emails contained? Reminds me a lot of the Nixon Tapes (gaps). If Hillary is this evasive and dismissive of authority now, what will happen if she's elected to the most powerful job on the planet?
  15. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Trump and Clinton strike me as two people driven more by ego than ideas. We know Clinton epitomizes the worst of establishment/elitist politics in this country, but how about a "populist" candidate like Trump? The Donald has captured the imagination of those hoping for change from usual republican party politics. Well, as Trump assembles his team to lead him to victory in November it is becoming increasingly apparent he is really more establishment than populist. So guess what Trump has just done? His actions don't align with his words. His talk doesn't match his walk. Trump is nothing more than a GOP wolf in populist sheep's clothing. Most of the republican establishment recognizes that Trump is really one of their boys and not a populist candidate. That is why it took about a minute for them to get behind his candidacy after it became apparent the nomination was locked up.