John McCain and George Soros – happy together, won’t say where $6 Mil came from

Okay McCain. Time to come clean. What are you and George Soros doing? And where are all those bucks coming from? He refuses to disclose the donor list. The Daily Caller first reported this back in June. With his apparent sinking of the overturn of Obamacare, it’s worth another look. Here goes:

The question we all want to know, is where did it come from? John McCain keeps hiding and refuses to answer that question!

What we do know, thanks to an investigation by The Daily Caller, is that the McCain Institute for International Leadership received a VERY GENEROUS donation from none other than George Soros.

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain. It “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom”. It is also a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University.

John McCain turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The DC gives us more:

Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.”

Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals. (Earlier I had posted Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down? In the post, it gave a close look at the relationship of Doug Band and Bill Clinton and the Company Teneo.)

And Bloomberg reported in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute, a contribution the McCain group has refused to explain publicly.

In addition, the institute has taken at least $100,000 from a Moroccan state-run company tied to repeated charges of worker abuse and exploitation. The McCain group has also accepted at least $100,000 from the Pivotal Foundation. It was created by Francis Najafi who owns the Pivotal Group, a private equity and real estate firm.

What exactly is John McCain doing behind closed doors? What is he doing for Soros to get all that financial love?

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The Looney Left

by Mustang

No one I know on the right believes that capitalism is perfect.  No one I know on the right thinks that our economy should operate without any regulation or oversight.  What we do believe on the right is that they, who govern least, govern best.  And while I think there should be oversight, we should pay as much attention to those who are doing the oversight, as we are to those whose corporate behaviors we intend to monitor.  I am confounded by the fact that placing government in an oversight role is akin to hiring a fox to guard the hen house.

But what is it, exactly, that the leftist believes about the economy?  There are several variables, of course.  Some of these people are Keynesian ideologues who dream about a welfare state through industrial democracy.  Others believe government should nationalize the economy and govern through central planning.  One might recall that the Soviet Union tried central planning, too.  Yet, the American left persists with this twaddle.  It is the classical demonstration of insanity—at least according to Albert Einstein.  Still other leftists are anarchist communists.  Amazingly, while many of these people denounce globalization, they seek to impose it through their illogical support of the United Nations.

Still other leftists advocate in favor of Marxian economies.  They seek to make a distinction between Marx the philosopher, and Marx the economist.  I suspect they do this in order to mask their goal of imposing communism on the rest of us.  It is convoluted even for leftists, which is why the leftist mentality is at best inane.  If there is anything we can count on from the left, it is the regurgitation of talking points that make no sense to anyone, including the leftists themselves.

And then we are blessed with the left-leaning libertarians who demand a decentralized economy run by trade unions, worker’s councils, and cooperatives —people I like to think of as fascists wearing sheep’s clothing.  Leftist will argue that a society without substantial equality will distort the development of not only deprived persons, but also those who privileges undermine motivation and their sense of social responsibility.  It is a collectivist mentality, and might I add, the bane of a free society —for whom better to dictate to everyone else than the leftist with all the best ideas?

Ah, but there’s the catch.  Leftist ideas are not the best ideas; among clear-thinking people, they are unfathomable.  Who but a mentally deficient person, or a psychotic, can prefer regulation in place of free markets, or bureaucracies more than corporations, or government controlled insurance plans, rather than private insurances, and more government control over the economy rather than less.

We do have to acknowledge the consistency of the American left, however, for in spite of all that history tells us about the failure of communism and socialism in the 20th Century, American leftists remain committed to its irrational concepts.  Still, we must remind ourselves that it was not an easy task to produce such troglodytes: it has taken 100 years to brainwash these people.  As we have seen, leftists live in a bizarre world.  It is a world of opposites where progressive is regressive.  It is the land of Cheech and Chong.

When government policy seeks to diminish capital investments, no one in a proper mental state will want to risk their capital.  Without capital, businesses cannot remain competitive.  A non-competitive business is only a few steps away from closing its doors.  This doesn’t mater to leftists, however.  What matters is that government regulates businesses —for their own good— and when people begin losing their jobs, well … we can put them on government assistance programs.

Still, our topic is far too complex for the space allocated to a blog post.  For example, we have not even touched upon corrupt government, which forces corporations to find some way of profiting within a sullied framework.  If businesses want to survive in a corrupt environment, they have to find some way of accommodating the devil; and they do find ways.

Our question to the leftist provocateur remains: who will hire American workers when government bureaucracy replaces the American corporation?  Who will pay salaries when businesses have been taxed or regulated out of existence?  When businesses fold, when workers are unemployed, when the US no longer manufactures anything, when the economy is destroyed (we’re close to that now), then who will carry the tax burden for the United States?

Oops.  I guess the left didn’t think about that.  Maybe government will round everyone up and march them off to government-controlled factories, a la the Soviet Union.  Yes, that should work!

DWS IT Awan was running a secret server, banned when discoverd

If reports are true, Imran Awan’s wife has cut a deal and no doubt gotten immunity to come on back to the USA. Husband Imran leaving the laptop with his personal info appears to be begging for a deal as well. Fox is the only one covering this, but I betcha 

Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation.

Data was also backed up to Dropbox in huge quantities, the official said. Congressional offices are prohibited from using Dropbox, so an unofficial account was used, meaning Awan could have still had access to the data even though he was banned from the congressional network.

More at Daily Caller
Start it at 34:30

A good review of what we can figure is going on.

China: Erudite, Suave, and Clever

 

China: Erudite, Suave, and Clever

By Mustang

It is an interesting study.  On the one hand is Barack Hussein Obama, a man elected to the American presidency owing to his vast experience and proven diplomatic ability, who in spite of apologizing to the entire world for the United States of America, its history, and its people, managed to fall flat on his face during the so-called Arab Spring movement, which was entirely his and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s own creation.  Yes, of course, this is the same HRC who wanted to replace Obama and continue his disastrous (for America) legacy.  And then on the other hand, there is a growing Chinese influence in the area of the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) that is anything but Obama-Clintonesque.  Let’s take a look …

One may recall that the Arab Spring had its beginning in 2010 when a Tunisian set himself on fire after being harassed by a city official.  It thoroughly shook the Middle East for two solid years and may not be over with yet.  In this time, three regional dictators met their end because of the Arab Spring, but we are not yet entirely sure this was necessarily a good thing.  It takes years to record a history.

Nevertheless, in the wake of the successful civil disturbances in Tunisia and Egypt, the threat that these instabilities would spread was in fact real —and worrisome to everyone except the American left.  There was no need to worry about that 3 a.m. phone call —because no one was answering the phone.  Demonstrations occurred in Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Syria, and Yemen. A major civil uprising engulfed Libya.  While some countries placated the people with moderate reforms, other nations responded with a heavy hand.  John McCain-funded Al Qaeda terrorists were quick to seize hold of the uprisings in Libya and Syria, where violence within the religion of peace continues.  In Saudi Arabia, everyone received a raise in pay.

How did the American left respond to the crisis they created?  Essentially, the USA implemented two strategies.  First, the Obama administration pissed all over itself, and then in phase two, it managed to get four American heroes killed.  It was the least complicated foreign policy in the entire world. 

China, on the other hand, has been nothing if not consistent in its MENA policies and programs.  What motivates China is a desire for energy security, an increase of overseas markets, and foreign investment opportunities.  China consistently opposes military intervention; its MENA policy pragmatic and realistic.  In order to achieve energy security and economic opportunity, China prefers a stable international environment —although I suspect this is only true the farther one moves away from China.  In China, there are three focuses: find ways to cooperate, be clever in negotiation, and manage conflict in a way that benefits Chinese economic policy.  Stable governments provide more in the way of personal security and economic opportunity.  For these reasons, China opposes US military intervention.

Conservative Americans tend to look at things through different lenses.  It may be true that conflict does little to stabilize government —but surely this is only true for as long as it takes Army Rangers to choke the living crap out of people who are desperately asking for it.  Once that’s done, then we can begin efforts to stabilize the new government … with everyone involved in the winning side living happily ever after.  Doing this, however, forces China to place its long-range economic plans on hold, or re-starting very complex negotiations, neither of which benefits China.

Note: Our concerns should not be what benefits China, but rather, what benefits ourselves. 

MENA countries have long been a strategic focus of the US, Russia, and the European Union.  For China, the area is not as important as its Pacific neighbors, so China’s Middle East behavior hinges on its understanding of western strategies.  This means that US policy in the Middle East should be simple, stable, and straight-forward.  In this regard, the Obama administration did the United States (or its people) no favors —and it left Chinese diplomats scratching their heads and sucking air through their teeth.

I believe that China wants to avoid actions that will place it in a direct confrontation with the United States; I think this is what is driving Sino-MENA policies.  Realizing as it did how predictable the United States was under the incompetent leadership of Bush I—Clinton—Bush II—Obama, China appears to be the real winner in the Middle East.  Certainly, no one in the Middle East views China as a threat and this will no doubt continue for as long as China regards American foreign policy as comical.

Working behind the scenes, China is being extraordinarily knowledgeable, exceedingly smooth, and astonishingly clever.  I hope Trump can do better than his predecessors.

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SPLC Revisited … Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

 

Last week we told you about the Southern Poverty Law Center in its quest for ignoring leftist hatred while doubling down on right extremists.  Today, the SPLC is back in the news.  It would seem that following the events at Charlottesville, so much money started rolling in to SPLC that they didn’t know what to do with it … so, they did what any not-for-profit public service agency would do: they sent it to their off-shore banking accounts.

Go ahead, enjoy the read:  Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

America’s left … dishonest as the year is long.

Earlier post by Mustang:

Excusing Leftist Hatred – SPLC

What is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)?  They were founded in the early 1970s by two Alabama lawyers by the names of Morris Dees and Joseph Levin.  Levin managed the SPLC for its initial few years, while Morris Dees was irrevocably convinced that America is a racist nation and needs his guiding hand to lead us into the light.  As psychotic as that sounds, it only gets worse.  The operating methodology of SPLC is to launch expensive lawsuits against fringe organizations, such as the KKK (Founded by a Democrat, of course) and others, at about the time when hardly anyone ever heard of these organizations. Keep Reading

Congress passes warrantless searches, only five members opposed it.

We have this from Zero Hedge that has received little coverage. It requires a sharp eye to catch it, but there it is. Only five members of the House voted against this bill and was signed by Trump. The Senate voted approval as well, though I have not found the vote. Process in the Senate: Didn’t anyone read it? UPDATE: Read in the Senate three times and passed by unanimous consent.

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.

This is not the first time Congress has quietly passed a bill that will take away some of the most basic rights from law-abiding citizens in the U.S., and it won’t be the last. One of the most important things to remember about this legislation is that it was ignored by the media, and while it may only affect the Washington D.C. metro area now, it could be laying the blueprint for future legislation across the country.

On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”

One has to read closely. Including without limitation.

The proposal for a safety commission to act as a wing of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority may sound logical, when its power includes thing such as the ability to Adopt, revise, and distribute a written State Safety Oversight Program” and to “Review, approve, oversee, and enforce the adoption and implementation of WMATA’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.”

However, there is one major red flag buried within the text of the bill that stems from the list of “powers” given to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, and it violates one of the basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution.

“In performing its duties, the Commission, through its Board or designated employees or agents, may:Enter upon the WMATA Rail System and, upon reasonable notice and a finding by the chief executive officer that a need exists, upon any lands, waters, and premises adjacent to the WMATA Rail System, including, without limitation, property owned or occupied by the federal government, for the purpose of making inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing as the Commission may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this MSC Compact, and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.”

Pelosi warns Little Red Riding Hood – ‘Don’t go to the theatre, no one can warn you’

Warning to Little Red Riding Hood  – don’t go to the theatre. Ok. I exaggerated. What she said was:

Nancy Pelosi: “The constitution does not say that a person can yell wolf in a crowded theater”

 

And we should worry about the Donald having a grip?

The Hat Tip goes to Steve over at America’s Watchtower

Nancy Pelosi: You can’t yell wolf in a crowded theater

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