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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Builds Stone Wall Around Hawaii Estate

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Builds Stone Wall Around Hawaii EstateFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized Donald Trump for promising to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. But Zuckerberg is now facing criticism for his neighbors for building a half-mile-long stone wall around his new Hawaii estate.

Twenty foreigners killed in Dhaka cafe attack - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Twenty foreigners killed in Dhaka cafe attack - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

BREAKING: California Governor Brown Signs Gunpocalypse

BREAKING: California Governor Brown Signs GunpocalypseThe bills Brown signed, which will become law on January 1, 2017, are:

  • SB 880 (Hall) and AB 1135 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • SB 1235 (de Leon): Now competes with Gavin Newsom’s Safety for All Act/Ammo Ban.
  • SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.
  • AB 1511 (Santiago): Bans the loaning of firearms.
  • AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes some non-violent misdemeanors punishable by prohibitions on owning firearms.

Jerry Brown Signs $125 Billion Budget Without a Single Objection

Jerry Brown Signs $125 Billion Budget Without a Single ObjectionFederal funding of $92 billion will lift state expenditures for the 2016-17 year to $262.6 billion. As the Fox and Hounds Daily blog notes, the 28-nation European Union’s total budget is only $170 billion, to put that spending in perspective.

Blue State Blues: Trump's 'Mormon Problem' is Mitt Romney's Fault - Breitbart

Blue State Blues: Trump's 'Mormon Problem' is Mitt Romney's Fault - BreitbartRomney may cost Trump the election. How odd that a man Bill Clinton eviscerated in 2012 might return the Clintons to power.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist | New York Post

Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist | New York PostBank Street has created a “dedicated space” in the school for “kids of color,” where they’re “embraced” by minority instructors and encouraged to “voice their feelings” and “share experiences about being a kid of color,” according to school presentation slides obtained by The Post.

Venezuela’s desperation grows as the nation struggles for food | The Kansas City Star

Venezuela’s desperation grows as the nation struggles for food | The Kansas City StarThis year, Maduro decreed that food distribution would be placed under the control of thousands of local citizen committees that critics say are biased toward government supporters.That meant subsidized food would be diverted from the poorly stocked government-run supermarkets.


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Venezuela’s desperation grows as the nation struggles for food | The Kansas City Star

Venezuela’s desperation grows as the nation struggles for food | The Kansas City StarVenezuela’s ability to produce food and other goods has dwindled over the years as the government has expropriated private companies, expanded price controls and otherwise discouraged private production. Corn, rice and other foods once grown domestically now have to be imported.


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Venezuela’s desperation grows as the nation struggles for food | The Kansas City Star

Venezuela’s desperation grows as the nation struggles for food | The Kansas City StarCrowds are pillaging supermarkets and protests are becoming more frequent

As the middle class makes do with less, the wealthy are shopping online for food from the U.S.
About 87 percent of people say they don’t have enough money to buy food, according to a recent study

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Venezuelan Prez Wants To Shutter Conservative Congress | The Daily Caller

Venezuelan Prez Wants To Shutter Conservative Congress | The Daily CallerBolívar, stated on Tuesday that the government is currently, “in talks to solicit a meeting with the Supreme Court.” Ultimately, the socialist government wants to “abolish the National Assembly,” which is Venezuela’s equivalent of the U.S. Congress.

Venezuela is on the brink of collapse. Team Obama’s tepid approach is dangerous | Fox News

Venezuela is on the brink of collapse. Team Obama’s tepid approach is dangerous | Fox NewsMaduro has no discernible plan to rescue his country. Maduro’s strategy is simple denial - close his eyes, point fingers at imaginary foreign conspiracies and pray for a highly unlikely dramatic rise in oil prices.

Venezuela is on the brink of collapse. Team Obama’s tepid approach is dangerous | Fox News

Venezuela is on the brink of collapse. Team Obama’s tepid approach is dangerous | Fox NewsVenezuela is in a desperate and dangerous state. In recent months, infrequent power cuts have turned into severe rationing of electricity. Long supermarket lines have transformed into a frantic and increasingly deadly scramble for food. Medical shortages have become so severe that 95 per cent of hospitals are suffering a dangerous shortage of supplies. The high cost in lives is already underway. Babies are needlessly dying in hospitals, while at least four people were killed in food riots in June, as desperation takes on an Orwellian tone. Social order is precariously poised to collapse at any moment. Venezuela is facing a race against time before it implodes.

French strikes: Does France's workforce really have it easy? - BBC News

French strikes: Does France's workforce really have it easy? - BBC News

Insiders versus outsiders

So if employment conditions are good why is unemployment in France at 10.5%, compared with 5.4% in the UK and 4.8% in Germany? One reason the French are so often on strike comes down to the issue of "insiders versus outsiders", says Professor Iain Begg, a researcher from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Thursday, June 30, 2016

'Christmas is dead' in Venezuela, and 2016 looks grim

'Christmas is dead' in Venezuela, and 2016 looks grim



Caracas (AFP) - "Christmas is dead," says Elise Belisario, who, like many Venezuelans, can't afford to hang decorations or make a traditional holiday meal this year.
And 2016 augurs bleak times too in this staggering oil giant, where the new year looks set to bring political power struggles and little respite from a crippling economic crisis.
Belisario lives in the sprawling slum of Petare, on the outskirts of Caracas, which is suffering this holiday season from the shortages and triple-digit inflation gripping Venezuela -- the twin tribulations of the once high-flying economy's demise.
Where Christmases past brought exuberant decorations and balconies drenched in lights, this year Petare's streets are drab and dark.
"There's just not enough money. We've switched off Christmas," said Belisario, a 28-year-old with two kids who recently lost her job.
When the oil money was flowing, Christmas was a consumer bonanza in Venezuela, a predominantly Catholic country with a flair for celebrations.
But that has changed as oil prices have plunged, and the opulent days under late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez (1999-2013) have given way to the malaise plaguing his less charmed successor, Nicolas Maduro.
"We were rich and we didn't even know it," said Belisario.
At a nearby shop, cashier Olga Gonzalez, 50, dejectedly picks up the nearly empty piggy bank she has dressed up in a little Santa Claus suit in hopes of getting some traditional Christmas tips.
But there are no customers to leave them.
"People are more worried about buying food than giving gifts this year," she said.
- Political war -
Exasperated with empty supermarket shelves, runaway prices and violent crime, Venezuelans gave the opposition a landslide victory in legislative elections this month, ending the Chavez movement's 16-year monopoly on power.
But Maduro's term runs until 2019, and the power struggles of divided government mean things are likely to get worse before they get better, some political analysts warn.
Maduro, who called the poll result an "electoral coup," has already made clear he is ready to do battle with the "bourgeois assembly" from the moment it is inaugurated on January 5.
And his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) appears determined to do all it can to reduce the new legislature's power before then.
It appointed 34 new judges to the country's highest court Wednesday after a series of marathon extraordinary sessions, drawing outrage from the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD).
The court could play a decisive role in disputes between the executive and legislative branches going forward.
The PSUV has also used the final days of its majority to convene a "national communal parliament," a sort of parallel legislature provided for under Venezuelan law -- though not the constitution -- and whose authority could become the subject of a bitter court battle.
- 'Make Maduro quit' -
The opposition appears ready to fight fire with fire.
Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said the new legislature's priority should be "to make Maduro quit before 2019," in an interview from his prison cell.
"There are constitutional mechanisms to do that," said Lopez, who was sentenced to 14 years in September on charges of inciting violence at anti-government protests -- a ruling that drew international condemnation.
MUD's new two-thirds majority in the legislature gives it the power to put legislation to a referendum, remove officials from office and call an assembly to draft a new constitution.
It could also use its momentum at the polls to petition for a referendum to remove Maduro next year, under an article of the constitution allowing elected officials to be recalled halfway through their terms.
MUD has vowed its first act will be to pass an amnesty law for Lopez and other "political prisoners." Maduro has vowed to veto it, even though the legislature could easily override it.
Political analyst Luis Vicente Leon warned the country faces a messy power struggle.
"Can 'Chavismo' mock the decision the Venezuelan people made at the ballot box? In the short term, it can, by controling the nation's institutions. But in the medium and long term, it's unsustainable," he said.
He predicted Venezuela faces a "serious crisis" that will eventually get so bad the warring political forces will have to find a compromise to take the country forward.

Leah the Boss on Twitter: "I thought Obamacare took care of the "not affordable" excuse for having Planned Parenthood. Hmmmm. https://t.co/iv51T4wfuF"

Leah the Boss on Twitter: "I thought Obamacare took care of the "not affordable" excuse for having Planned Parenthood. Hmmmm. https://t.co/iv51T4wfuF"

¡EL PUEBLO TIENE HAMBRE! Situación en Tucupita se salió de control: Protestas y saqueos

¡EL PUEBLO TIENE HAMBRE! Situación en Tucupita se salió de control: Protestas y saqueos

Seth Mandel on Twitter: "This morning a Palestinian stabbed an American girl to death in her bed. The Palestinian gov't unequivocally celebrated it. US response?"

Seth Mandel on Twitter: "This morning a Palestinian stabbed an American girl to death in her bed. The Palestinian gov't unequivocally celebrated it. US response?"

Ann Coulter - June 29, 2016 - THIS HIDDEN FACT PREDICTS TERRORISM

Ann Coulter - June 29, 2016 - THIS HIDDEN FACT PREDICTS TERRORISMOne way they're a little different is that Britain has fewer Muslims on hand to blow things up. The attack this Tuesday, which left dozens dead and more than 100 wounded, is the seventh major terrorist bombing in Turkey so far this year, with a total death count in the hundreds.

Ann Coulter - June 29, 2016 - THIS HIDDEN FACT PREDICTS TERRORISM

Ann Coulter - June 29, 2016 - THIS HIDDEN FACT PREDICTS TERRORISMWith impeccable timing, three days before the Istanbul bombing, the liberal Guardian (UK) ran an article sneering at Brexit supporters for wanting out of the European Union before Turkey became a member and the door was thrown open to unlimited migration from this Muslim country that shares a border with Syria, Iraq and Iran. 

Christian Amanpour interviews MEP Dan Hannan

New Jersey Elementary School Student Learns Not to Talk about Brownies | National Review

New Jersey Elementary School Student Learns Not to Talk about Brownies | National ReviewMother: Cops Called on My Third-Grade Son over Racism Concerns for Talking About Brownies


Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437306/new-jersey-elementary-school-student-brownies

The Clinton Foundation is a 'conspiracy' that Hillary and Bill use as a 'piggy bank' | Daily Mail Online

The Clinton Foundation is a 'conspiracy' that Hillary and Bill use as a 'piggy bank' | Daily Mail Online

EXCLUSIVE: Slush funds to pay 'personal consultant' Huma Abedin, a $34,000 a night Caribbean holiday for daughter Chelsea and payoffs to silence Bill's sex accusers - How Hillary has used donations to the Clinton Foundation as her ‘personal piggy bank’ 

  • Jerome Corsi claims in his book, Partners in Crime, that the Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters'
  • The money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers has mostly enriched the Clintons, Corsi claims
  • The Clinton family also schemed to monetize the White House 
  • Hillary used her position as Secretary of State to leverage lucrative deals for the Foundation as well as six-figure speaking fees for Bill Clinton
  • The scheme engineered through the Foundation has enriched the Clintons by hundreds of millions of dollars
  • It also added $2billion to the Clinton Foundation and raised $1billion for Hillary's second run for the presidency
  • Corsi claims that the Clinton Foundation is 'a philanthropic foundation the Clintons appear to use as a personal piggy bank' 
  • Corsi is a political commentator and author of two New York Times bestsellers that criticized the Democratic party
The Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters' with thousands of honest people who are victims after contributing their hard-earned money to what they believed would be used for philanthropic causes.
In truth, the money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers in the Third World has mostly enriched the Clintons and their friends through scams spanning the globe, claims author Jerome Corsi in his book,Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit, which will be published in August.
Driven by insatiable greed while crying they were near-broke, the couple schemed  and Hillary used her position as secretary of state to leverage lucrative deals for the Foundation as well as six-figure speaking fees for Bill Clinton.
The scheme engineered through the Foundation has enriched the Clintons by hundreds of millions of dollars as well as adding $2billion to the Clinton Foundation and raising $1billion for Hillary's second run for the presidency, writes Corsi in his upcoming book.
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Author Jerome Corsi claims in his upcoming book, Partners in Crime, the Bill and Hillary Clinton used money donated to the Clinton Foundation to feather their own nest
Author Jerome Corsi claims in his upcoming book, Partners in Crime, the Bill and Hillary Clinton used money donated to the Clinton Foundation to feather their own nest
The Clinton Foundation is 'a philanthropic foundation the Clintons appear to use as a personal piggy bank', writes Corsi, a political commentator and author known for his two New York Times bestsellers, The Obama Nation and Unfit for Command, which both criticized the Democratic party and presidential candidates.  
Corsi adds that some of the funds have been used to pay off those with first-hand knowledge of Bill's long history of errant sexual behavior.
Bill Clinton secretly established 'pass-through' bank accounts to hide kickbacks from Clinton Foundation donors and sponsors that only enrich the Clintons themselves.
In yet another Clinton 'get-rich-quick-and-often' scheme, the Foundation involves a massive a 'pay to play' bribery scheme in which seven-figure charitable donations and six-figure speaker's fees were sought in return for favorable policy decisions engineered by a secretary of state running the Clinton Foundation via a private e-mail service – in direct violation of national security laws.
They needed money and protested poverty on leaving the White House, Corsi writes.
In 2001, Clinton had to pay the Arkansas Bar Association $25,000 for lying under oath that he 'did not have sex with that woman', Monica Lewinsky.
He had to pay Paula Jones $850,000 three years earlier to drop the sexual harassment lawsuit.
Their legal bills in defense of Whitewater affair and the Lewinsky scandal were estimated to be as high as $10.6million.
While declaring themselves essentially broke in 2001, the Clintons walked away with $360,000 worth of White House furnishings. 
They were inspired to make money and they did - some $230 million over the next fourteen years through speaking engagements, book deals and consulting gigs.
'The relationship between money and power remains fraught with obscurity', Forbes reporter Agustino Fontevecchia wrote after the Clintons were forced to publicly disclose their assets.
Corsi claims the couple (pictured above in 2000) use the foundation as their own 'personal piggy bank' and also says they tried to monetize the White House
Corsi claims the couple (pictured above in 2000) use the foundation as their own 'personal piggy bank' and also says they tried to monetize the White House
Chelsea Clinton  also used the foundation for her own personal advantage, Corsi claims
Chelsea Clinton  also used the foundation for her own personal advantage, Corsi claims
When asked by NBC reporter Cynthia McFadden in May 2014 about being paid $500,000 or more for 11 speeches he made while Hillary was secretary of state, Bill Clinton responded: 'I gotta pay our bills.'
'I spend a couple of hours a day just doing the research. People like to hear me speak.'
In 2001, Clinton's scandals on exiting the White House prompted him to make a relief trip to India where he toured the earthquake-ravaged towns - and was met by adoring throngs. 
He was acting as honorary chairman of the new American India Foundation (AIF), which included wealthy Indian-American entrepreneurs, executives and doctors who hoped to raise $50million to build some one hundred villages.
The author points out that neither Bill Clinton nor the Clinton Foundation had IRS approval to conduct earthquake relief efforts.
'And there is no evidence of IRS approval and legal authority in key U.S. states to solicit donations from the general public, yet the foundation certainly did so, according to public filings,' he writes.
A close pal of Bill's, former board member of AIF, Rajat Gupta, was convicted of insider trading in 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Before his arrest, he was global managing director of consulting giant McKinsey & Company until 2003 when he was removed by the board. Exiting, he gave Chelsea Clinton, a 23-year old Oxford graduate with no experience, a six-figure consulting job.
Vinod Gupta was another close friend of Clinton who collaborated with Rajat Gupta in forming AIF.
Vinod, CEO of Info USA, misappropriated company funds to the tune of $9.5million to pay for his lavish lifestyle.
It was on Vinod's private jets that Hillary flew from White Plains, New York, to Washington, DC, to pick up Huma Abedin and then travel on to Charleston, South Carolina in December 2005, Bloomburg News reported. 
Hillary turned around and billed the Senate $858 to fly on Vinod's planes.
Bill Clinton made more than $3million as an adviser to InfoUSA in 2001 and received options on 100,000 shares of stock. It paid to be close pals with Vinod.
Chelsea Clinton, a 23-year old Oxford graduate (pictured left) with no experience, was given a six-figure consulting job, when a close pal of Bill's, former board member of AIF, Rajat Gupta, was removed from his consulting position in 2003
Chelsea Clinton, a 23-year old Oxford graduate (pictured left) with no experience, was given a six-figure consulting job, when a close pal of Bill's, former board member of AIF, Rajat Gupta, was removed from his consulting position in 2003
Vinod Gupta (left with Bill at an unknown date) was another close friend of Clinton who collaborated with Rajat Gupta in forming AIF. Using Vinod's private plane, Hillary flew from White Plains, New York, to Washington, DC, to pick up Huma Abedin and then travel on to Charleston, South Carolina in December 2005. She then charged the Senate for her travel fees of $858
Vinod Gupta (left with Bill at an unknown date) was another close friend of Clinton who collaborated with Rajat Gupta in forming AIF. Using Vinod's private plane, Hillary flew from White Plains, New York, to Washington, DC, to pick up Huma Abedin and then travel on to Charleston, South Carolina in December 2005. She then charged the Senate for her travel fees of $858
Clinton received an additional $3.3million between 2002 and 2008 for advising Vinod – plus the big bonus of free personal use for the entire Clinton family of Gupta's corporate jets.
Vinod settled his SEC lawsuits as well as contributing millions to the Clinton Foundation.
'While the Clintons may want to represent their fund-raising efforts in India as an exercise in noble sentiments, the record suggests opportunism might be the better explanation'.
The earthquake in India rehabilitated Clinton's tarnished reputation, according to author Corsi, and Clinton 'used India and the earthquake to cloak himself in a philanthropic mantle that helped him change the channel on his public image as he transitioned back to private life'.
Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who conducted studies of Clinton Foundation financial reports, alleged that Clinton had 'developed a methodology of exploiting epidemics and natural disasters to raise hundred of millions in "charitable donations" that in a relaxed regulatory environment could be diverted to personal gain, funding Hillary's political campaigns and supporting Democratic Party causes'.
Years later, Rajat Gupta was convicted of insider trading in 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Years later, Rajat Gupta was convicted of insider trading in 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Ortel noted that substantial funds went missing from the charitable funds donated for the earthquake relief in India.
'All years from 2001 onward when the Clinton Foundation operated are not audited as required, so it is difficult to be precise, but total Clinton Foundation fraud runs to hundreds of millions of dollars', Ortel told the publisher WND, 'with diversions for political purposes and personal enrichment likely to exceed $200 million'.
Ortel also cited the American India Foundation as 'a false front that attracts donations, allows unknown sums to be diverted and then manufactures deductions for cronies'.
The Clinton Foundation method of operation is: 'No natural disaster should go to waste.' They have succeeded at cashing in on human misery.
The William J Clinton Presidential Foundation began modestly to fund the ex-president's library in Arkansas.
It morphed into the Clinton Foundation and then in 2015 it became the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation when Hillary began her second presidential campaign.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was created as an evolution of the foundation, although no application was made to the IRS.
The goal was to solve world problems and bring together celebrities and powerful people.
While some organizations lavish praise on the Clintons for their assumed philanthropic accomplishments, there are troubling issues of just how much Bill and Hillary are charging for political favors.
The annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative costs each attendee $20,000.
Friends of Bill, FOBs, learned that a six- and seven-figure donation or pledge announced at the Initiative could translate into camera time with Bill and that meant instant credibility.
The CGI expected to receive millions of dollars in exchange for plugging sponsors in their network of international political influence and opportunity.
It worked for Ron Burkle, supermarket magnate and one of the world's richest men, who hoped to promote clean alternative and renewable energy sources with his Yucaipa Companies through CGI in 2006.
He trooped on stage with Clinton at one of the annual meetings and raised hundreds of thousands for Hillary's campaigns.
Ron Burkle (right, with Bill in 1997), supermarket magnate and one of the world's richest men, raised hundreds of thousands for Hillary's campaigns
Ron Burkle (right, with Bill in 1997), supermarket magnate and one of the world's richest men, raised hundreds of thousands for Hillary's campaigns
As a New York State Senator, Hillary Clinton worked to create a climate that supported ethanol investments pursued by her husband's friends and her political supporters'.
When forced to reveal her 2000-2007 tax returns, they showed that Burkle's fund had paid Bill Clinton $15million in consulting fees between 2003 and 2007.
Bill Clinton spent so much time flying on Burkle's custom Boeing 757 jet, it became known as 'Air F**k One', Corsi writes. 
Clinton always made a habit of flying on rich businessmen's planes. 
He had been a frequent flyer taking as many as twenty-six trips between 2001 and 2003 on now-convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein's 'Lolita Express' that flew junkets around the world with underage girls or just flew directly to Little St James Island, East of Puerto Rico in the US Virgin Islands, where they continued their private romp.
Bill Clinton also took as many as twenty-six trips between 2001 and 2003 on now-convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein's (pictured) 'Lolita Express'
Bill Clinton also took as many as twenty-six trips between 2001 and 2003 on now-convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein's (pictured) 'Lolita Express'
Epstein, a 63-year old wealthy American financier and major donor to the Democratic Party, owned the Boeing 727 that had earned its Nabokov-nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed large enough for group sex, Corsi writes.
Female passengers were identified on manifests by their initials or first names that always included the girl's name, 'Tatiana'.
The billionaire used traffickers to procure girls as young as 12 years old who could service his pals on 'Orgy Island'.
His circle of friends included heads of state, royal figures, fellow billionaires and celebrities.
Flight logs filed with the Federal Aviation Administration revealed Clinton dodged the Secret Service agents on an Asian trip in 2002 and other times he was on board with as many as ten Secret Service agents.
These wild sexual on board Epstein's 'Lolita Express' ended for the president when Palm Beach police launched an investigation into charges of illegal sexual activities and child sexual abuse against Epstein.
One 13-year-old girl testified that she went to his home with the promise of hundreds of dollars to be his model but instead was ordered to massage Epstein's naked body while he masturbated.
Virginia Roberts testified in federal court that she 'was a teen sex slave forced to have sex with Prince Andrew and she saw Clinton on "Orgy Island"' - and that would make Clinton a high-flying alleged pedophile, Corsi writes.
Epstein reportedly was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation before and after being implicated in sex crimes, the Observer reported in March 2015.
Burkle wasn't guilty of procuring underage girls for his pals on board 'Air F**k One'. He allegedly used a pimp to procure high-end call girls to keep his friends happy.
Money from Burkle to Clinton as 'rainmaker' was a potential headache for Hillary's 2008 campaign, so Bill needed to terminate his relationship with the supermarket giant.
Their relationship had soured beyond repair when Burkle threw his support behind John Kasich in 2016 saying, 'As much as I like Gore, Kerry and Hillary, nobody can ever remember what they stand for. They don't win on vision - they make it too complicated. They don't win on likability'.
Driven by insatiable greed while crying they were near-broke, the Clintons used Hillary's position as secretary of state to leverage lucrative deals for the Foundation as well as six-figure speaking fees for Bill Clinton
Driven by insatiable greed while crying they were near-broke, the Clintons used Hillary's position as secretary of state to leverage lucrative deals for the Foundation as well as six-figure speaking fees for Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton and Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra cooked up a deal while flying to Kazakhstan on Giustra's luxurious private jet, Corsi also writes.
Meeting with Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Naarbayev, Giustra's was seeking exclusive rights to purchase three uranium projects controlled by the state-owned uranium agency - at a bargain price that would make Giustra tens of millions of dollars.
Bill was to be paid well for those connections in Kazakhstan and Hillary's use of her power and influence at the State Department in removing roadblock.

CLINTON FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTORS

Foreign donors made up one third of all donors giving more than $1million and made up more than half of donors who gave $5million or more.  They include:
Kuwait $1million to $5million
Qatar $1million to $5million
Oman $1million to $5million
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia$10million to $25million

Among the scores of  individual donors who have had questionable ties to the Clintons:
Denise Rich (ex-wife of convicted felon Marc Rich pardoned by Clinton) $250,000 to $500,000 
Issam Fares (former deputy prime minister of Lebanon and supporter of Hezbollah and of President Bashar Assad in Syria) $1million to $5million
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (former president of the United Arab Emirates; his family set up center that became a haven for terrorist sympathizers, and Holocaust deniers) $1million to $5million
Frank Giustra (Radcliffe Foundation, who had Clinton's help in setting of a uranium deal with Kazakhstan's president) $10million to $25million (and maybe $100million more)
Vinod Gupta (Gave Chelsea Clinton a six-figure consulting job, convicted of insider trading) $250,000 to $500,000
'Those payments would come in the usual manner - publicly disclosed as six-figure speaker's fees for Bill and seven-figure 'donations' to the Clinton Foundation'.
Additional secret payments under the table were to come through Clinton's 'shell company' pass-through bank account'.
Clinton established the account at WJC - for William Jefferson Clinton - a limited liability company registered in Delaware.
The Kazakhstan deal was finalized in 2005 and Giustra donated $31.1million to the Clinton Foundation along with an additional $100 million. That big payout earned Giustra a place in Clinton's inner circle.
The Canadian financier threw a 60th birthday party for Bill in Toronto in 2006 emceed by Kevin Spacey with other starts in attendance. The Clintons' take was a cool $21million 'donation' for their Foundation.
Earnings from two Toronto fundraisers were not listed or accounted for in the Foundation's annual reports, financial statements or IRS 990s filed.
'It is impossible to tell whether or not the dollars raised in either Giustra-sponsored fundraiser in Canada was even deposited in the Clinton Foundation accounts,' Corsi writes.
'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,' he adds.
The diversion of Clinton Global Initiative charitable funds has also enriched associates that included Huma Abedin, wife of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner and now vice chair of Hillary's presidential campaign.
Abedin first met Hillary when she was an intern at the White House in 1996.
Hillary Clinton first met Huma Abedin in 1996, when Abedin was interning at the White House. Abedin climbed the ladder in Hillary's employ and at one point was paid by the Clinton Foundation
Hillary Clinton first met Huma Abedin in 1996, when Abedin was interning at the White House. Abedin climbed the ladder in Hillary's employ and at one point was paid by the Clinton Foundation
Hillary Clinton arrives at Marc Lasry's house for fundraiser
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'She walked by and she shook my hand and our eyes connected and I just remember having this moment where I thought, "Wow, this is amazing",' Abedin is quoted.
'And it just inspired me. You know, I still remember the look on her face I remember thinking: "Oh my god, she's so beautiful and she's so little!"'
Abedin climbed the ladder in Hillary's employ but she got caught up in being paid by the Clinton Foundation as a contractor preparing for Hillary's transition from secretary of state back to the foundation. 
Corsi's Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Gain will be released in August
Corsi's Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Gain will be released in August
She was actually working four different paying jobs at one time that raised suspicions of conflict of interest.
Abedin worked as a 'special government employee' in a part-time consultancy in the summer of 2012 while she was pregnant.
She also worked a second job as a part-time consultant to the global advisory firm, Teneo during those final months at the State Department for which she was paid $355,000. 
At the same time, in her fourth job, she was receiving $135,000 in government pay as a part-time consultant for Hillary.
Hillary's private email server scandal bled on to Abedin who had her own email account for State Department business on Clinton's private email server, an arrangement considered 'unusual'.
Some of Hillary's emails that surfaced after FOIA requests from Washington watchdog groups, revealed that 'Abedin, while working as Hillary's State Department aide, continued to interact with individuals connected with Teneo---as well as with the Clinton Foundation'.
Representative Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, requested confirmation from FBI director James Comey that the Office of the Inspector General for the State Department had opened an investigation into possible criminal conduct by Abedin while working under Clinton for the State Department.
Meanwhile, Chelsea was appointed vice chair of the Clinton Foundation board in 2013 to essentially steer it clear of potential political and financial conflicts.
Primarily that was with the company, Teneo, a global advisory firm that contracted clients for the Clinton global Initiative.
The New York Times reported that for those sponsors, Teneo received monthly fees as high as $250,000 as well as a retainer. 
Teneo and the Foundation were double-teaming clients who were pressured into paying to benefit from political connections of both Hillary and Bill as well as paying to ensure they'd received the best political influence.
'All this, of course, had to recede from public view before Hillary launched her 2016 presidential bid,' Corsi writes.
If Hillary Clinton (pictured on the campaign trail) is elected president, the Clintons would be protected from criminal investigations into the Clinton Foundation
If Hillary Clinton (pictured on the campaign trail) is elected president, the Clintons would be protected from criminal investigations into the Clinton Foundation
Foundation CEO and close pal of Bill's, Eric Braverman stepped down but Chelsea wasn't strong enough to clean house.
So Donna Shalala, who had been Clinton's secretary of health and human services, took over.
The Washington Post reported that the foundation 'faced increased scrutiny, particularly for its vigorous fundraising from major corporate interests and its receipt of donations from foreign governments and organization'.
Most of those donors were outside the United States. 
'The foundation also accepted millions from seven foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state', the Post reported.
'Shalala's job was to keep the lid on Clinton Foundation scams until Hillary was firmly ensconced in the White House'.
With Hillary as president and Bill as 'First Spouse', the Clintons would be protected from criminal investigations of the Clinton Foundation.
Foundation money has subsidized the Clinton family's global travel lifestyle and Chelsea has taken advantage of it while vacationing at the exclusive Amanyara Resort on Providenciales Island in Turks and Caicos.
One of the world's most expensive destinations, rooms cost $1500 a night off-season and $34,000 during their busy season.
One night costs more than the average American worker makes in one year, one journalist reported.
Chelsea easily segued into the family business and has been campaigning for her mother.
Michelle Cottle wrote in the Atlantic magazine that Chelsea was just another 'political hack' after attacking Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.
Political pundits viewed her as Hillary's latest political attack dog.
Chelsea brought her husband Marc Mezvinsky, a hedge fund manager, into the Clinton Foundation. He quickly learned how to play the Clinton Family Game and sought out Hillary's help with getting a meeting with the State Department.
That was just one of the emails dealing with classified information on Hillary's private server in her Westchester home.
The author, Jerome Corsi, contends that it not enough for Hillary to withdraw from the presidential race.
'A national campaign to 'Shut Down the Clinton Foundation' must be launched' to prevent any other head of state from 'following the Clinton family crime formula to create their own 'charitable foundations' to enrich themselves after they leave office'.
Chelsea (pictured after giving birth earlier this month) was appointed vice chair of the Clinton Foundation board in 2013, and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, a hedge fund manager, was also brought into the Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea (pictured after giving birth earlier this month) was appointed vice chair of the Clinton Foundation board in 2013, and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, a hedge fund manager, was also brought into the Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea Clinton leaves hospital with newborn son Aidan
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