Saturday, July 16, 2016

WHY AM I OBSESSED WITH THE CLINTONS - BECAUSE THEY'RE THE WALKING EMBODIMENT OF HOW THE ARROGANCE AND GREED OF THE 1%ERS IS DESTROYING AMERICA

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

WHY AM I OBSESSED WITH THE CLINTONS - BECAUSE THEY'RE THE WALKING EMBODIMENT OF HOW THE ARROGANCE AND GREED OF THE 1%ERS IS DESTROYING AMERICA

BILL CLINTON CASUALLY COMMITTING  A BLATANT
ACT OF ELECTION FRAUD, AND THUMBING HIS NOSE
AT THE VERY LAWS THAT MLK DIED FOR.
Those who assume they’re above the law also think they’re above the people, and that’s clearly the case with the Clintons. The Clintons are not being picked on as some people claim; they’re simply repeatedly circumventing the law with impunity. Just because a criminal gets away with his or her crime doesn’t mean they’re not criminals.  A criminal is one who commits crimes, even if they haven’t been convicted.
Video Shows Bill Clinton Possible Felony Obstruction of Voting Rights, Clear Illegal Electioneering
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There's ample evidence of the Clinton's gross disrespect for this nation's laws, and thus, the people of this country. Their Blatant flaunting of the of the Voting Rights Act in Massachusetts and in other parts of this country are a case in point, and the many allegations of election fraud (with lawsuits pending) also highlights their flagrant disregard for this nation's laws. Their attitude seems to be that laws are for the "little people." Bill Clinton's pardons while in office also clearly demonstrates the double standard that they adhere to with respect to the law. So as I've said many times before, contrary to the belief of many people, I'm not against the Clintons because I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter; I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter because I'm so passionately against the Clintons.
Marc Rich - A fugitive who had fled the U.S. during his prosecution, was residing in Switzerland. Rich owed $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts of tax fraud, was pardoned of tax evasion. He was required to pay a $1 million fine and waive any use of the pardon as a defense against any future civil charges that were filed against him in the same case. Critics complained that Denise Eisenberg Rich, his former wife, had made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Mrs. Clinton's senate campaign. According to Paul Volcker's independent investigation of Iraqi Oil-for-Food kickback schemes, Marc Rich was a middleman for several suspect Iraqi oil deals involving over 4 million barrels (640,000 m3) of oil.[23] Longtime Clinton supporters and Democratic leaders such as former President Jimmy Carter, James Carville and Terry McAuliffe, were all critical of the Clinton pardon.
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Susan McDougal - Who had already completed her sentence, was pardoned for her role in the Whitewater scandal. McDougal had served the maximum possible 18 months, including eight in solitary confinement, on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton's role. 
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Mel Reynolds - A Democratic Congressman from Illinois, was convicted of bank fraud, 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice, and solicitation of child pornography. His sentence was commuted on the bank fraud charge and he was allowed to serve the final months under the auspices of a halfway house. Reynolds had served his entire sentence on child sex abuse charges before the commutation of the later convictions.  Jimmy Carter said the pardons were "disgraceful."
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Harvey Weinig - a former Manhattan lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.
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Roger Clinton - The president's half-brother, was pardoned for drug charges after having served the entire sentence more than a decade earlier.
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In March 2000, Bill Clinton pardoned Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, owners of the carnival company United Shows International, for charges of bank fraud from a 1982 conviction. Although the couple had already been released from prison, the prior conviction prevented them from doing business in certain American states. First Lady Hillary Clinton's youngest brother, Tony Rodham, was an acquaintance of the Gregorys, and had lobbied Clinton on their behalf.[14] In October 2006, the group Judicial Watch filed a request with the U.S. Justice Department for an investigation, alleging that Rodham had received $107,000 from the Gregorys for the pardons in the form of loans that were never repaid, as part of a quid pro quo scheme.
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Again, President Jimmy Carter said the pardons were "disgraceful."

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HILLARY CLINTON'S SPECIAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW

With respect to Hillary’s mishandling of national security documents, Wikipedia points out that “Gross negligence is legally culpable [indictable] carelessness that shows a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care, and likely to cause foreseeable grave injury or harm. The difference between "negligence" and "gross negligence" may be subjective since it is a matter of degree . . . Under common law, criminal negligence is defined as a gross deviation from a reasonable standard of care. This is a higher standard than ordinary negligence under tort law.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_negligence
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Now, let's take a look at this "reasonable standard of care." If you or I worked for the State Department and put classified information on our private computer at home, we would not only lose our security clearance (which would rule out becoming president), but we would also go to prison. So what they've taken great pains to carefully avoid getting into is WHY Hillary Clinton went to the trouble, and great expense, of hiring a personal IT expert to build a private server, and then put him on salary to maintain it, instead of simply using the secured State Department computer that she was provided and was mandated for her use. So what the Republican congress is going to ask - and in the middle of the general election - is why did her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, find it necessary to take the 5th amendment over 125 times in a 2 hour deposition? What was he worrying about incriminating himself of?  And if they provide him with immunity, he's going to have to answer that question - or go to jail like Susan McDougal did while trying to protect the Clintons in the Whitewater scandal. 
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And then there's whether or not Hillary Clinton engaged in obstruction of justice. Hillary testified before congress that she turned over all of her work-related emails. The FBI says that she didn't, and there's no way of knowing how much of her other "work-related" email was deleted.  Out of 62,320 emails she only turned over 30,490. She deleted 31,830. How do we know what was on those emails that she deleted? We don't. If it were you are I and they asked us to turn over our emails and we only gave less than half, we would be charged with obstruction of justice. If she wanted to keep her private email private, she should have used her private computer for her private communications, and the State Department computer for work-related email. But since she didn't see fit to do that, when they asked for her email, she was required to give them ALL of it - in fact, they would have just shown up at our house and confiscated the computer, and server. That was the purpose of her maintaining a private server in the first place, so she could reveal only what she wanted to reveal, and that was a clear obstruction of justice right there.
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BILL CLINTON'S SEXUAL ABUSE OF WOMEN
So what we’re looking at in the Clinton case is not only a double standard, but a gross violation of the Constitutional prescription of “Equal Protection,” or as the Supreme Court has interpreted it, “Equal Justice Under The Law” - and that’s EXACTLY what the people of this country are fighting so passionately to bring to an end, the double standard in the administration of justice - one standard for the oligarchs and their surrogates, and another for the average American. And what are the chances that a president who has repeatedly benefited from this double standard would bring it to an end? - virtually nil, because the system works to their advantage.
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The very system that is protecting Hillary Clinton from prosecution has disseminated down to the average street cop, who is the surrogate of the system. It’s allowing the rogues among them to shoot our children down in the street with either complete impunity, or a slap on the wrist. It’s this very same system and philosophy - that there are those who are above the law, and those who just don’t count - that makes Black lives not matter.  So America needs to wake up - and especially Black people - because when a child is lying in street gasping for his last breath after his body has been riddled with bullets from the gun of some racist cop with a sense of entitlement, it’s too late to start shaking our fists then. NOW is the time to address this issue, instead of trying to protect the massas’ privilege - “Missy, I don’t know what’s wrong wit dem blind and ungrateful coons.  Dey tryin’ to keep us out the White House.  I don’t know why dey don’t see how good you been to us! But I sho do.”  Well, let me tell you why.
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BILL CLINTON ADMITS HIS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MASS INCARCERATION OF BLACK PEOPLE
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/16/us/politics/bill-clinton-concedes-his-crime-law-jailed-too-many-for-too-long.html

I’ve had Black people tell me that I seem to be obsessed with Hillary Clinton. You’re damn right I’m obsessed.  David Duke and the Klan hasn’t done a fraction of the harm to the Black community as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and now, to see uninformed Black people - including the Congressional Black Caucus - rally around Hillary Clinton is a disgusting thing to watch, and I’m not even a militant Black man. I can only imagine how the truly militant among us are looking at the current level of Black stupidity. It’s like we’re back in the 19th Century. I was under the mistaken impression that we were moving forward, but this Clinton episode has convinced me that we haven’t learned a damn thing - it was Black people who put Hillary over the top!!! So it’s no wonder why Black people are simply dismissed in this country. If we don’t have sense enough to protect our own interest, why should anyone else even bother to try?
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Once Bill and Hillary Clinton decided they wanted to get back into the White House, Bill went, hat-in-hand, to apologized to the NAACP for his draconian crime bill - a bill that he conceded put far too many Black people in prison for far too long.  But what he failed to concede was that he paid the states EXTRA to give these prisoners longer sentences. He also failed to point out that those who were being imprisoned were victims of HIS crime of colluding with Ronald Reagan to flood the Black community with crack cocaine in order to fund Reagan’s illegal war in Nicaragua after congress defunded it with the Boland Amendment. And finally, he failed to point out that the very same prison industrial complex that he created when he became president to incarcerate the victims of HIS crime was one of Hillary’s biggest political contributors - at least, until she decided to run for office.  And think about this - he did this AFTER Black people sold blood to get him elected. Black people lovingly referred to him as “Our first Black president.”  Oh, Really!!!?
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So Black people need to wake up, and begin make being knowledgeable and informed the new definition of what it means to be cool, because just being cool don’t seem to be gettin’ us over.  And another thing - we need to stop rolling over and purring to have our tummies scratched by White folks. That too, is a disgusting thing to watch.
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON: A DEMOCRATIC DISASTER JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

HILLARY CLINTON: A DEMOCRATIC DISASTER JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN
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ABC News reports that “A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she would handle her responsibilities as president if elected . . . But 28 percent say it leaves them less likely to support her, versus 10 percent who say it makes them more likely to do so . . . “Reactions to the decision are highly political, with partisanship factoring heavily in people's views. Yet Democrats don't back Clinton up on the issue nearly as much as Republicans criticize her, and independents side more with Republicans . . . Overall, 56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she is elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn't related to how she would perform as president.”
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So Hillary Clinton has become a serious liability for the Democratic party, and for the Democrats to allow her to carry their banner into battle would be insane. I pointed out the following in a previous article, “Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability”:
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“It's going to be an absolute circus, because the GOP knows it's their only chance of winning. They’re going to bring up former President Bill Clinton’s “impromptu” meeting with Attorney General Lynch during the climax of an FBI investigation into his wife, Hillary, and just days before she was interviewed by the FBI. They're going to bring up the fact that President Obama not only endorsed, but began to schedule campaign events with Hillary even before the FBI investigation was complete, and they’re going to bring up the fact that according to a NY Times report Hillary insiders let it be known that she intends to retain AG Lynch as her Attorney General if she's elected president - quite a timely leak. In addition, there’s the lawsuits currently pending against Hillary and the Democratic National Committee for the election fraud that was allegedly committed against a fellow Democrat, and the Republicans are going to congressional hearings into the FBI investigation of Hillary, giving them access to over a year of FBI reports into her activities. For those who insist that Hillary's clean so it's no big deal, you should ask yourself why her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, found it necessary to take the 5th amendment over 125 in a 2 hour deposition. What was he worrying about incriminating himself of? And again, all of this is going to be paraded before the American people right in the middle of a general election - and Hillary already has atrocious disapproval ratings. So once more, Hillary Clinton has become a gross liability for the Democratic party.
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I also pointed out in a previous article that for months Clinton Supporters have been saying that all true Democrats have a responsibility to the liberal cause, the Democratic Party, and to America to get behind Hillary Clinton in order to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President of the United States. They've been lecturing Bernie Sanders supporters incessantly on how important it is to do the "responsible thing" and put their partisanship aside in support of the bigger picture. Well, now we’re going to see if they were actually sincere in their selfless, and supposedly, single-minded effort to save America, or if it was just a lot of political posturing in an effort to gain support for Hillary.
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Here are the polls as published by the Huffington Post: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/hillary-clinton-favorable-rating
Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating
Currently tracking 456 polls from 47 pollsters

This chart combines the latest opinion polls and is updated whenever a new poll is released.
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Favorable 40.3%
Unfavorable 56.0%
Undecided 3.3%
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Latest Polls
Poll Favorable Unfavorable Undecided Spread
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Morning Consult NEW!
Jul 8 – Jul 10
2,001 Registered Voters 39 57 3 Unfavorable +18
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Ipsos/Reuters
Jul 2 – Jul 6
1,345 Registered Voters Fav. 45 Unfav. 55  Unfavorable Spread +10
YouGov/Economist
Jul 2 – Jul 4
1,300 Adults 41 55 4 Unfavorable spread +14
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Morning Consult
Jun 30 – Jul 4
2,001 Registered Voters 39 58 2 Unfavorable Spread+19
IBD/TIPP
Jun 24 – Jun 29
837 Registered Voters Fav. 39 Unfav. Undec. 60 1 Unfavorable Spread +21
Ipsos/Reuters
Jun 25 – Jun 29
1,247 Registered Voters Fav. 46 Unfav.54  Unfavorable Spread +8
Suffolk/USA Today
Jun 26 – Jun 29
1,000 Likely Voters Fav. 42 Unfav.53 Undec.5 Unfavorable Spread +11
PPP (D)
Jun 27 – Jun 28
853 Likely Voters Fav. 39 Unfav.54 Undec. 7 Unfavorable Spread+15
YouGov/Economist
Jun 24 – Jun 27
1,300 Adults Fav.42 Unfav.56 Undec. 2 Unfavorable Spread +14
Morning Consult
Jun 24 – Jun 27
4,001 Registered Voters Fav. 41 Unfav.56 Undec. 2 Unfavorable Spread +15
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AND THE NUMBERS ABOVE ARE BEFORE
THE CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS.
HILLARY CLINTON IS A
DEMOCRATIC DISASTER WAITING TO
HAPPEN
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Thus, Democratic voters are lukewarm toward Hillary Clinton at best. She's a warmonger, a corporatist, and she's clearly demonstrated that she lacks the judgment to be President. In short, she's a Republicrat. As I've said before, everything she touches is drenched in corruption and incompetence, and turns out to be a complete disaster.  When she lost to President Obama is 2008, he tried to throw her a bone in order to reunite the Democratic party, and look what's happen. It's far from an exaggeration to describe Hillary Clinton as the Lucille Ball of American politics. The only difference is, she's not funny, she's manipulative, and she's corrupt. So many Democrats are just not going to be able to get themselves to vote for this woman, and they have an option - The Green Party.  So Hillary Clinton is a Democratic disaster, just waiting to happen.
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HILLARY'S GONNA LOSE. THE PEOPLE HATE HER
 
Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, is seeing a surge of support in the wake of Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
usuncut.com
 
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.
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Friday, July 08, 2016

BLACK PEOPLE! ARE YOU LISTENING!!!? NOW’S THE TIME TO FIGHT, NOT WHEN OUR CHILDREN ARE LYING IN THE STREET - AND PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION IS OUR LAST CHANCE

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

BLACK PEOPLE!  ARE YOU LISTENING!!!?  NOW’S THE TIME TO FIGHT, NOT WHEN OUR CHILDREN ARE LYING IN THE STREET - AND PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION IS OUR LAST CHANCE

Dennis,
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I’m converting the thrust of your comment to me into an article. I hope you don’t mind, but I truly admire the mature and thoughtful way that you’ve approached this issue.
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I want to thank you for the compliment, but I reject your assessment of yourself out of hand. We often make the mistake of thinking that intelligence is having the ability to do advanced math, or write the great American novel, but that’s not intelligence at all; those are skills. I offer up Dr. Ben Carson as a perfect example of my point. While it is alleged that he is a brilliant brain surgeon, he has demonstrated without a doubt that once he leaves the operating room, he can’t think his way out of a paper bag.  And I know many attorneys who are the same way. I did legal research and wrote legal briefs as a private contractor for several attorneys for over 20 years, and many of them used to call ME for legal advice. And if you can believe it, Michele Bachmann is a tax attorney, and I know high school students who can think her under the table.
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You, on the other hand, are fully aware of what’s going on around you politically, and you have the maturity, insight, and common sense not to engage in the knee-jerk reaction of cognitive dissonance, frustration, and anger toward those who have a different take on our current political environment than yourself. Instead, you question, and seek out objective truth.  That’s my definition of intelligence, and it’s a joy to interact with a person of your caliber
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You asked, “Isn 't the simplest conclusion that the root cause of this [criticism toward Hillary Clinton] political? And that all this stuff about character or trustworthiness merely a cover and effective way to slander?”
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The answer is, no it isn’t. Please take the time to read the link below (that’s been fully documented) and then get back with me and tell me what you think. I will value your opinion, because I trust the quality of your mind and your objectivity. While I seriously doubt the position you’ve taken due to the facts in the public record, maybe there’s some things that I haven’t considered in this matter.  So I promise, whatever your response, I’ll give it serious consideration. 
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And I want to assure you that I’m under no illusion that I’m speaking down to you from Mt. Olympus. I’ve long since recognize that I corner the market on neither knowledge, wisdom, nor intellect, so I don’t think my opinion has any more intrinsic value than yours. In discussions such as this, individuals are meaningless. It is truth that is lofty and holds the weight. So I promise to give truth priority over ideology, and I'll never try to bend truth into a more comfortable fit for my delusions of reality - and we all have them.  So in this discussion I intend to follow truth wherever it leads, and regardless to whose ox it gores.
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And in that regard, I want to admit to being a Bernie Sanders supporter, but I’m not a Bernie Sanders cultist - I have much too much ego for that - I’m my own hero, not Bernie.  So while I do support Bernie, my motives have absolutely nothing to do with him as an individual.  In other words,  I’m not against Hillary because I support Bernie; I support Bernie because I’m against Hillary - passionately against Hillary
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I'm motivated by the fact that after what the Clintons have done to the Black community, somebody in the community needs to speak out against this woman, and since so many in the Black community are still mesmerized by Bill’s “first Black president” myth, it’s not happening - even the Black Congressional Caucus seems to remain bamboozled - so I decided I would do it myself.
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So again, please read the link below and give me your thoughts. I’d appreciated it.

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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does. 

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

INDISPUTABLE EVIDENCE THAT THE CLINTONS ARE CLOSET CONSERVATIVES, CORRUPT, AND COLLUDED WITH RONALD REAGAN TO VICTIMIZE THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

INDISPUTABLE EVIDENCE THAT THE CLINTONS ARE CLOSET CONSERVATIVES, CORRUPT, AND COLLUDED WITH RONALD REAGAN TO VICTIMIZE
THE BLACK COMMUNITY
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I’ve been researching the Clintons for over 20 years, every since they conned the Black community into giving them our devotion (“The first Black President”), blood, sweat, and tears, and then cut our throats as soon as they set foot in the White House.
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Many journalists consider me an expert on Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. They routinely contact me as part of their research whenever they do an article on either one of them. Well, I know twice as much about Bill and Hillary Clinton, because I’ve been researching them for twice as long - In fact, Tavis’ strong support of Hillary over Obama in 2008 is what caused me to start researching him and West, because as a result of my long years of research on the Clintons, it is my position that ANY Black person who supports  Bill and Hillary Clinton is the direct equivalent of a civil rights worker who supported David Duke. It just doesn't’ make sense.
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The fact is, while David Duke is a despicable human being, he hasn’t done a fraction of the harm to Black people as the Clintons. So it is my position that Black people who support the Clintons either have a self-serving agenda, or they are low-information voters - and with respect to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, it didn’t take me but a short time to find that the former was true. Yeah, I know. West supported Bernie Sanders this time, but let us not forget that West makes much of his living speaking on college campuses, and young college students make up much of Bernie's base. So there's a method to Cornel's madness.  But this is not about Cornel West. Let's discuss the Clintons.
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The Clintons were involved in a scheme that completely destroyed hundreds of thousands of Black lives, and is still having a negative impact on Black people.  There's currently a huge part of an entire generation of young Black people who don't know anything about their culture, and don't really know what it means to be Black, because the people who were responsible for teaching them were either dead, in prison, or mentally disabled by the affects of crack cocaine. As a direct result, instead of developing their potential and preparing for the future, many of these young people, who were literally raised by the corporate media, has been conditioned to believe that their role in life is to be criminals, drug addicts, and at the very bottom of society. In addition, they're being mesmerized by the media by being fed a constant diet of music that celebrates drug use, killing one another, and referring to the very womb of their culture as "bitches and hoes." So their fate is all but sealed. Yet, many Black people are falling all over one another to put two of the people who are hugely responsible for this state of affairs back into the White House. The situation is beyond sad, it's disgusting, and being forced to choose between Clinton and Trump is like having to choose between cyanide or strychnine.
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But while many Black people are asleep, karma has been wide awake. By the time Reagan died he was not only wearing a diaper, but he couldn't even remember that he used to be president. 
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BILL CLINTON AND THE MENA CONNECTION

When Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas, he colluded with the Reagan administration to flood the Black community with crack cocaine in order to fund Reagan’s illegal war in Nicaragua. Then when he became president he signed the most draconian crime bill in the history of the United States and created the prison industrial complex that led to the mass incarceration of the victims of his crime - Black people. There after, that very same prison industrial complex became one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest political contributors. Then, when he wanted to get himself and Hillary back into the White House, Bill went to the NAACP and tried to apologize for it.  So during the primaries I was shocked at how few Black people knew about this stuff, and how they flocked to Hillary Clinton's side. I began writing about it, but many Black people just seemed mesmerized by the Clintons.  I just wish I had started writing about it a year before the primaries began.
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Because the fact is, Bill and Hillary Clinton are conservatives in drag. They walk like liberals, and talk like liberals, but they always leave conservative policies behind. In fact, they've been more successful in passing fiscally conservative legislation than the GOP -  the passing of NAFTA, allowing corporations to send $20 an hour jobs out of the country to be performed for $5 an hour in other countries; the gutting of Glass-Steagall, allowing commercial banks to gamble with our deposits, and led directly to the 2008 Wall St. crisis; the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine, leading to the dumbing down of America, and making propagandist networks like FOX News possible, etc., etc.
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Thus, Bill and Hillary Clinton are "Republicrats" whose primary mission in life is to drag the Democratic party to the right. Hillary is the same closet Republican that she’s always been (President of the “Young Republicans" in college), and Bill is a White Southern Dixiecrat. When Hillary was running against Barack Obama in 2008, in an attempt to get Ted Kennedy's support, Bill Clinton said, "A few years ago this guy would have been carrying our bags."  True liberals don't talk like that. In fact, the reaction of one of my White neighbors to the comment is how I found out about it.  She called me screaming over the phone - "Did you hear what that racist bastard said about Barack Obama!!!?" So the Clintons are far from liberal; they're just just calculating. They saw which way the wind was blowing during the sixties, and made the cynical decision to take advantage of it.
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Snopes: "On April 23, 2016, Charles Koch was briefly on air on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolous. During that interview, ABC Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Koch, “So is it possible that another Clinton could be better than another Republican this time around?"
Koch responded, 'It’s possible. It’s possible.' When pushed by Karl about whether he could see himself supporting Hillary Clinton, Koch hesitated, 'Well... we would have to believe her actions will be quite different from her rhetoric, let’s put it that way' - and it always is.

Hillary specializes in "dog-whistling" - saying things to the public in a way that has an entirely different meaning to the 'dogs' who are listening than it does to the general population (the assassination remark is a perfect example of that).   In addition, James Comey, the head of the FBI, who didn’t indict Hillary in spite of clear evidence that she committed several crimes that others have gone to jail for, is a Republican. And if we weren't existing in a plutocratic environment,  based purely on the FBI director's comment that she was "extremely careless" with classified information, at the very least, Hillary Clinton should be stripped of her security clearance, making it impossible for her to run for president.
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So we’re being played - again.  It's no longer Democrats against Republicans, it's a sibling rivalry between oligarchs. It's no longer about liberals protecting America from the greed and excesses of conservatives, it's about which faction of conservatives are going to control America. So the people have simply got to insist that this woman step aside. Sixteen years later America is still suffering from the adverse affects of the last time we allowed the Clintons in the White House. Let us not cut our throats again.  And Black people, please wake up.
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"New Democrats, also called Centrist Democrats, Clinton Democrats or Moderate Democrats, is an ideologically "centrist" faction within the Democratic Party that emerged after the victory of Republican George H. W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Democrats
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So please watch this video - and before you fluff it off as just another hit piece on the Clintons, notice that the investigators in the video were Clinton supporters, so they tried their best not to make Bill look bad, but these are prosecutors, and the facts are the facts. In addition, this is not just some video thrown together by Clinton haters; this is a 2 1/2 hr. documentary base on news footage of the time. In fact, it's not really even about the Clintons. It’s about the Iran/Contra scandal, the Clintons are just involved. So there’s no wiggle room here concerning the Clintons. The video is completely legitimate. In fact, one of the reporters in the video won a Pulitzer Prize.

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CIA AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
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"In the 623rd paragraph, the report described a cable from the CIA's Directorate of Operations dated October 22, 1982, describing a prospective meeting between Contra leaders in Costa Rica for "an exchange in [the United States] of narcotics for arms, which then are shipped to Nicaragua."[16][non-primary source needed] The two main Contra groups, US arms dealers, and a lieutenant of a drug ring which imported drugs from Latin America to the US west coast were set to attend the Costa Rica meeting. The lieutenant trafficker was also a Contra, and the CIA knew that there was an arms-for-drugs shuttle and did nothing to stop it.
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"The report stated that the CIA had requested the Justice Department return $36,800 to a member of the Meneses drug ring, which had been seized by DEA agents in the Frogman raid in San Francisco. The CIA's Inspector General said the Agency wanted the money returned "to protect an operational equity, i.e., a Contra support group in which it [CIA] had an operational interest."

Testimony of the CIA Inspector General
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"Six weeks after the declassified and heavily censored report was made public, Inspector General Hitz testified before a House congressional committee.[15] Hitz stated that:

"Volume II ... will be devoted to a detailed treatment of what was known to CIA regarding dozens of people and a number of companies connected in some fashion to the Contra program or the Contra movement that were the subject of any sort of drug trafficking allegations. Each is closely examined in terms of their relationship with CIA, the drug trafficking activity that was alleged, the actions CIA took in response to the allegations, and the extent of information concerning the allegations that was Shared with U.S. law enforcement and Congress.
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"As I said earlier, we have found no evidence in the course of this lengthy investigation of any conspiracy by CIA or its employees to bring drugs into the United States. However, during the Contra era, CIA worked with a variety of people to support the Contra program. These included CIA assets, pilots who ferried supplies to the Contras, as well as Contra officials and others. Let me be frank about what we are finding. There are instances where CIA did not, in an expeditious or consistent fashion, cut off relationships with individuals supporting the Contra program who were alleged to have engaged in drug trafficking activity or take action to resolve the allegations.
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"Hitz also said that under an agreement in 1982 between Ronald Reagan's Attorney General William French Smith and the CIA, agency officers were not required to report allegations of drug trafficking involving non-employees, defined as paid and non-paid "assets"—pilots who ferried supplies to the contras, as well as contra officials and others.[17][18]
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"This agreement, which had not previously been revealed, came at a time when there were allegations that the CIA was using drug dealers in its controversial covert operation to bring down the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua.[18] Only after Congressional funds were restored in 1986 was the agreement modified to require the CIA to stop paying agents who it believed were involved in the drug trade"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_involvement_in_Contra_cocaine_trafficking
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"A citizenry of sheep begets a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON: "I'M NOT A CROOK!!!" YEAH, BUT YOU'RE STILL A LIABILITY

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability
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The plutocracy has decided not to indict Hillary Clinton - and Donald Trump predicted it days before it was announced. So the Republicans are going to have a field day with this fiasco - and right in the middle of a general election.
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It's going to be an absolute circus, because the GOP knows it's their only chance of winning. They’re going to bring up former President Bill Clinton’s “impromptu” meeting with Attorney General Lynch during the climax of an FBI investigation into his wife, Hillary, and just days before she was interviewed by the FBI. They're going to bring up the fact that President Obama not only endorsed, but began to schedule campaign events with Hillary even before the FBI investigation was complete, and they’re going to bring up the fact that according to a NY Times report Hillary insiders let it be known that she intends to retain AG Lynch as her Attorney General if she's elected president - quite a timely leak.  In addition, there’s the lawsuits currently pending against Hillary and the Democratic National Committee for the election fraud that was allegedly committed against a fellow Democrat. And again, all of this is going to be paraded before the American people right in the middle of a general election, so Hillary has become a gross liability for the Democratic party.
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And the problem is, Democrats are not going to be able to just fluff this off as just more GOP shenanigans, because this situation warrants the congressional investigation that's sure to come - even I want to know what went on behind the closed doors of this political bureaucracy. And again, I'm sure that the Republicans are going to make absolutely certain that the hearings are scheduled in the middle of the general election.  So with all of that baggage, Hillary Clinton - who was one of the most disliked, and distrusted politicians in America even before this fiasco - is definitely a liability to the Democratic party.
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Yet, as was reported in a previous article, for months Clinton Supporters have been saying that all true Democrats have a responsibility to the liberal cause, the Democratic Party, and to America to get behind Hillary Clinton in order to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President of the United States. They've been lecturing Bernie Sanders supporters incessantly on how important it is to do the "responsible thing" and put their partisanship aside in support of the bigger picture. Well, now we’re going to see if they were actually sincere in their selfless, and supposedly, single-minded effort to save America, or if it was just a lot of political posturing in an effort to gain support for Hillary.
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Bill’s behavior alone has given the Republicans something to hang their hats on. When all of these things are combined, this situation could create a furor of Watergate proportions - and in the middle of a national election. It could also destroy President Obama’s legacy. It's shocking that President Obama would even allow himself to be placed in such an untenable position. There are many people in this country who will never look at him the same way again - and that's especially going to be the case after this blows up - and it is going to blow up. The Republicans are going to see to it. So Bill and Hillary Clinton’s irresponsibly reckless behavior could very well throw the election to Donald Trump.
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BILL CLINTON CASUALLY, BUT BLATANTLY,
ENGAGED IN ELECTION FRAUD
And even though Hillary wasn’t indicted of a crime, if the phone rings in the White House at 3 a.m. in the morning, who in America would want people who have demonstrated such flawed judgment answering it?  I certainly wouldn’t - and in this writer's opinion, anyone who would has become so partisan that they’ve lost touch with reality.
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Hillary’s reckless disregard for national security is indefensible, and Bill’s recent behavior of dropping in on the Attorney General while his wife was under active investigation, and committing public voter fraud by casually strolling into a polling place in Massachusetts, is grounds to make one wonder if he’s becoming senile. It’s either that, or as a Princeton study indicated, America is no longer a democracy.
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The study says that America has become so thoroughly taken over by the plutocrats that the average American no longer matters. Maybe that explains why neither Bill, nor Hillary, no longer feel the necessity to hide their reckless behavior. But due to the sibling rivalry between the Republican plutocrats, and the Democratic plutocrats, all of this is about to come out, and in this case, to the gross disadvantage of the Democratic party.
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So the question to be asked of Clinton cultists now is this - how important is it to defeat Trump Now? With all of Hillary's political baggage, along with the fact that her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, saw fit to invoke the 5th amendment over 125 times in a 2 hour deposition, and then adding to all of that, Bill Clinton's thoughtlessly poor judgment, Hillary Clinton could dump Trump right into America's lap, because there are a lot of people - even Democrats - who are just not going to be able to get themselves to vote for this woman, Trump or no Trump. So should Clinton supporters do the "responsible thing," put partisanship aside, and ask Hillary to drop out for the sake of the nation? If they’re anything other than self-serving hypocrites, they will.
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HERE'S THE GOP STRATEGY
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)

Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE HOOD

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree


A MESSAGE FROM THE HOOD

Some people take umbrage with my defining myself as a hood rat. They say that by doing so, I’m not only demeaning myself, but I’m also demeaning other Black people in the process. But people who think like that are violating one of the most important principles in life - that we should always seek to be independent thinkers. That entails being self-defining, never giving the thoughts of others priority over your own, and never allowing others to define your terms.
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Thus, people who see the phrase "hood rat" as demeaning have been brainwashed. They no longer think for themselves. They've allowed the attitude of others to take priority over their own, and they've also allowed society to define their terms. As a result, they've embraced the belief that people with their background are somehow less than others.
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I take pride in challenging that contention because the fact is, I grew up in the hood, so that's what makes me who I am, and since God made birds to fly, fish to swim, and man think, in order for anybody to contend that because of my background I'm somehow less than they are, they're going to have to demonstrate that to me by showing me that they can out-think me. You see, it's not enough to merely SAY, "I'm Black and I'm proud." We must put enough work into our intellectual development to say it, and mean it. Therefore, I proudly embrace the phrase hood rat as symbolic of my challenge to society to come SHOW me that I'm inferior, since it's my contention that it's society that's guilty of flawed thinking, not me.
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A perfect example of the flaw in society's thinking can be found in the fact that attendant to the negativity that society assigns to the term "rat" is the false assumption that a rat is something nasty, and therefore, beneath man. But the fact is, man himself is the nastiest animal on Earth. While a rat may leave droppings in his environment, and one might consider that nasty, man is so prolific with his own droppings - in the ocean, in the air, in space, and within the Earth itself - that he threatens the very survival of everything on the planet. So what’s nastier, a rat, or man?
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That illustrates why it’s so important to clean man’s droppings from our minds, and become independent thinkers. Because much of what we think of as true, is actually the corruption of truth that we’ve been taught by other men in order to promote their own self-interest.
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So while others are scrambling among themselves in an attempt to service their corruption and greed, it presents the Black community with the perfect opportunity to spend that same time becoming independent thinkers, and reassessing the mores that we've inherited from this corrupt society. Thereafter, we should replace the meaningless pursuit of the "American Dream" (bling), with the pursuit of character, wisdom, and knowledge. Because since knowledge is power, one invariably leads to the other, and much, much more.
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I’ve been fortunate enough to obtain a small measure of the American dream, but it was certainly not as a result of any kind of pursuit. I only stumbled upon it while on a mission to educate myself, because along with education comes skills. But also during my educational process, I found that what I was actually looking for was not so much the American dream, but happiness, and self-fulfillment. Yes, I wanted to live a comfortable life, but along with a TRUE education, you tend to develop a new definition of what that entails. And one of the things that I learned was that the American dream is only the illusion of happiness, since the mere acquisition of "things" can bring you neither happiness, nor fulfillment. True happiness and fulfillment can only be found in becoming the best that you can be. Our failure to understand that is the primary problem that we have as a nation - we're in much hotter pursuit of riches than we are of character.
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I wasted literally all of my teenage years - those years between 12 and 19 years of age, when I should have been educating myself - running the street. I spent that time dropping out of school, going in and out of various institutions, and using any kind of drug that I could get my hands on.
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But fortunately, I was arrested as an adult (at 19 years-old), and an insightful cop and a benevolent judge joined forces to get me to agree to go into the military (the army, I thought) in return for not being sent to prison, and the promise of expunging my record if I came out with an honorable discharge. Naturally, I eagerly agreed. But it was only later, to my complete shock and horror, did I learn that they had also managed to get the Marine Corps to ignore all of its regulations against accepting an illiterate delinquent. But once I got in there I found out why - they needed a warm body to use as a close combat dummy in order to train the "REAL MARINES."
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But once the marines finished showing me what a gangster REALLY was, they had me take the GED, and to everybody's amazement, I did really well on it. Although I did a lot of guessing, I scored much higher than anyone expected, especially myself (I'm still convinced it was a fluke). So they sent me to the Army/Navy Academy to get an actual diploma and further my educational development (I'll be eternally grateful to them for that).
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But fluke or not, that's where I learned a couple of very valuable lessons - you are what you think, and that knowledge is power. Instead of being called dummy, I was making a fortune writing love letters for other marines, and later I started working for my  battalion commander (who later became the commanding general of Camp Pendleton), and every word that came out of his mouth flowed from this "hood rat's" pen. I did all of his writing, including the officers' fitness reports - I was his "Radar O'Reilly."  It was the worst kept secret in the unit, that I was writing the fitness reports on my superior officers and the commander was simply reading and signing off on them. That gave me a lot of clout, a tremendous amount of clout ("Come on, Wattree! Why be so formal? There's no one around, so spare me the Captain crap. Just call me Larry.").  I used to drink Scotch at the time (I drink gin now, when my woman ain't lookin'), and between trying to squeeze information out of me, and trying to get on my good side, those officers used to keep me in Scotch. They used to come by my personal quarters at night, and every time one would come by he'd have a 5th of Scotch with him. My quarters looked like a liquor store.
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Then one night the commander showed up in my quarters - which he had allowed me to setup in one of the back offices of the battalion library - with two documents.  One, alerting the unit that they had just been redeployed overseas, for a second time; the other, was an early discharge for me. He said, "You're outta here. Go educate yourself." I was delighted, and by that time, college was just a matter of staying awake in school, and filling in the dots.
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During my time in the Marine Corps I had fallen in love with knowledge, and I also began to realize that since what I loved most was free, it couldn’t be denied me. And as I became increasingly more independent of thought, a couple of other things also began to come into focus. First, contrary to our national values, the only mature and productive form of competition is to compete against the person that you were the day before. And secondly, I learned that the only true road to perfect happiness and fulfillment is to dedicate your life to becoming your own hero.
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That’s the knowledge that I would like to pass along to my brothers and sisters in the hood. Because our failure to understand those two very fundamental facts are not only the source of most of our misery, but to 99% of all of our problems in general. We rightly complain that we’re deprived of a level playing field, so why not dedicate ourselves to the acquisition of knowledge to equalize that situation? We should make knowledge the new "soul." The very same brilliance that went into making a Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, and Areatha Franklin, can be redirected toward Math, Science, and technology - and by the way, that's the message that people like Tavis Smiley and Cornel West should be preaching, instead of helping to elect Republicans by attacking our first Black president.
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So yes, I’m a hood rat, and I never let myself forget it. But I’m a hood rat with the understanding that the White man's water is no wetter than our own, and his knowledge is no more knowledgeable. In addition, since every experience in life is a source of knowledge, the experience of overcoming the adversity that we’ve endured as hood rats makes us more, rather than less. It's that very knowledge that Obama is killing them with in Washington as we speak. They could probably handle him if he was dealing with them using the knowledge that he pick up at Harvard, because they went there too, but he's whipping their natural asses with a source of knowledge that they know absolutely nothing about - the knowledge he obtained trying to survive as a Black man in America. That's a knowledge that's unique to us.
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Thus, the bottom line is this - with very few exceptions, we cannot depend on others to help us, Black or White. We're engaged in a class war, and it's everybody for themselves, so we've got to combine the unique knowledge that we've gained in the hood, with the education and wisdom that we MUST obtain thereafter, to become the masters of our own fate.  In short, KNOWLEDGE, is the key to our survival. PERIOD.
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Think about that.

THE HOOD RAT
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Baby,
I’m sure you know that I love you.
You’re everything I need.
You fit the bill of all my desires,
a perfect match for all of my dreams.
From the moment I first laid eyes on you,
You were everything I craved -
that luscious vision
from across the tracks,
that delicate flower,
just beyond this hood rat's blade.
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But what you ask is foreign to me.
You need something that I’m not.
You said, just tweak my nature a little bit,
and you’ll give everything you’ve got.
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But that "tweak" you need is who I am -
it’s my essence, can’t you see?
So how can you speak of loving my soul,
yet, not the hood rat that makes me, me?
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While "hood rat" may seem trite to you,
it’s the very essence of my being.
So forget about what other’s say,
here’s what it means to me:
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I’ve been brutally dragged through the pits of hell,
yet, managed to survive,
well educated, and fully functional,
when I came out the other side.
I scrounged the lessons taught at Harvard -
because knowledge, I found, was free.
But they’ll never obtain the lessons I’ve learned -
on how to deal with adversity.
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While the "elite" may have heard a mournful Trane,
or Miles muted on a Summer night,
not in the context of hunger and pain,
or hopelessness, hatred, and blight.
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So while I've lived the life of a hood rat,
I’ve reaped a knowledge that money can't buy; 
a knowledge passed on to my son and daughter,
which has greatly enhanced their lives.
Thus, I wouldn't change a thing in my life -
I’ve faced hell and passed the test.
I have a PhD in adversity, and
it's made me much more,
rather than less.
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So unlike the people at Harvard and Yale,
who try to buy intellectual clout,
they only study the genius of Miles and Trane,
while I'm who they’re talkin' about.
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So when snobs try to slur me as "just a hood rat,"
I say, "thank you," and don’t take offense.
I take great pride in surviving the pits of Hell -
That’s what gives me my confidence.
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The Ivy League degrees of those of means
are only paper compared to mine;
they merely have a "receipt" for knowledge,
while the  knowledge I've gained 
has been ETCHED within my mind.
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I can TEACH philosophy to Aristotle and Plato
with the adversity that I’ve endured,
and any snob who seeks to match my wit,
will come up short, and
that’s for sure.
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Snobs walk about quoting Socrates and such,
through their "education" they are prone;
but while they’re spewing the thoughts of various dead men,
I spend my time developing my own.
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Because we should never give the thoughts of ANY man,
living or dead, priority over our own;
collect the facts, and always, think for yourself,
that’s where
Harvard and Yale has gone wrong.
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Preacher, politician, potentate or monk,

whatever their tale, or point of view,
God didn't give them anything,
that he failed to also give you. 
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And being seen as a hood rat has its advantages -
especially against racists of limited wit;
I simply quietly wait for their condescension,
then show ‘em that they ain’t shit.
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God made birds to fly, fish to swim,
and man to think,
and that's the key.
So any man who claims to be my superior
will have to PROVE his wit to me.
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Thus, knowledge is the key to set us free -
it doesn’t matter what the people say,
and there’s nothing more formidable than
a knowledgeable hood rat, and
that’s what you’re looking upon today.
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Yet, these are the things you want me to purge -
you want me to spurn the life I’ve led,
but I’m sorry, my love,
as much as I adore you,
the soul of a hood rat is my edge.
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Monday, July 04, 2016

A 4TH OF JULY MESSAGE TO AMERICA: LADY LIBERTY WEARS SHACKLES

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

A 4TH OF JULY MESSAGE TO AMERICA: LADY LIBERTY WEARS SHACKLES

For over a hundred and twenty years the Statue of Liberty has greeted immigrants to these shores with open arms and the promise of the kind of freedom that they had never known. As a result, that towering, stately, and majestic lady has come to represent the quintessential symbol of freedom, liberty, and justice for people all over the world. Just the sight of her brought hope and inspiration to millions of European immigrants as they entered New York Harbor, and that initial vision sustained them as they started their new lives in America.
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The scene must have seemed surreal as their boats slowly moved past her in the harbor. Oceans of tears must have flowed as the immigrants stared in awe at this magnificent lady. In her right hand she held the burning flame of passion and enlightenment--outstretched and high, as though reaching for the very face of God. In her left arm she held the tablet that represents the rule of law, and the guarantee of equal justice for all, and on her right foot, the broken shackle of a freed slave. That's right–millions of European immigrants were welcomed to America by the statue of a freed slave.
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On the pedestal upon which she stood, were the words that had inspired their journey. It says... "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse to your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
As a child in school I was taught that the idea of the Statue of Liberty was conceived by a Frenchman, Edouard Laboulaye, as a monument to the collaboration and friendship of the United States and France during the Revolutionary war, and that it was sculpted by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. But at the urging of one of our readers I revisited the issue, and did a little research. As a result, I found that Laboulaye did indeed conceive of the Statue of Liberty, but not as a monument to the Revolutionary War. The Statue of Liberty was conceived as a monument to the end of slavery, and to honor those men, women and children who had been enslaved.
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Laboulaye conceived of the Statue of Liberty in 1865. That was a hundred years after the Revolutionary War, but it just happened to be the very year that the Civil War came to an end. And it also turns out that Laboulaye wasn't just any Frenchman--he was not only an abolitionist who had dedicated his entire life to the abolishment of slavery, he was a leader of the French abolitionist movement. In addition, the sculptor who actually created the Statue of Liberty, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, was connected with the abolitionist movement as well.
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In an Associated Press interview, Richard Newman, a research officer at Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research is quoted as saying, "It is widely believed in academic circles that Laboulaye meant for the statue to honor the slaves, as well as mark the recent Union victory in the Civil War and the life of Abraham Lincoln."
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The Statue of Liberty wasn't actually completed until 1886, but there's a 21 inch replica of the statue that was completed in 1870 on display at the Museum of the City of New York. That replica, or, original, is not white, it's terra cotta (brownish-orange), and it is said to have been designed in the likeness of a Black woman. In addition, the replica has a broken shackle around her left hand. The 151 foot statue in New York Harbor has a more . . . Discrete shackle around her foot.
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The words at the base of the Statue of Liberty from the poem, "The New Colossus", by Emma Lazarus wasn't added to the statue until 1903, during a time when there was a huge surge in European immigration, and that's when the fiction began. During an interview with the Associated Press, Rebecca M. Joseph, a Boston-based Park service anthropologist is quoted as saying, "There is wide agreement that Liberty's now-familiar association with immigration was not planned by the statue's creators."
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Nevertheless the thoroughly ironic scene of European immigrants weeping as they passed the Lady's flame must have played out thousands of times. It's the stuff that movies are made of–and just like most movies, the irony of a magnificent subplot churned discretely beneath the surface. One of the ironies is that now, many the grandchildren of some of those very same immigrants--those indigent immigrants that Lady Liberty welcomed into this country with open arms--have used voting fraud, unfair labor practices, redlining, blatant discrimination, and every other device, in an attempt to undermine the very people that we now know the Lady was originally created to embrace.
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So irony is the operative word in this piece, and exquisite in its irony is the deplorable state of ingratitude of many of the people that this magnificent symbol of Black liberation welcomed to the country. It is all but a complete indictment on human nature that some of the very same people that Lady Liberty served as a symbol of hope, and who she welcomed to this country as literal vagrants, would now attempt to slam the door of hope and justice on the very people that she was created to enshrine.
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Considering that ironic twist brought a tear to my eye as I researched this issue, because as a kid, I couldn't help but be awed by the majesty of that Lady--and that was in spite of the fact that I thought she was created for everybody but people like me. But now to find that she was created specifically for me, and even that was stolen, is almost too much to bear. Just think of how many young Black lives might have been salvaged by just the simple nudge to their self-esteem that something so grand and majestic could have provided had they known what it was created to represent. Just that knowledge alone could have given them the sense of pride, dignity, and purpose that might very well have sustained them throughout their lives.
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But in spite of that, or maybe because of it, the Lady continues to hold her flame high as a tantalizing subplot silently plays itself out beneath the surface. For even as pernicious ingrates continued to indulged in their evil machinations, yet another immigrant quietly sailed passed the Lady's burning flame. He was a solitary young man from Kenya who presented papers in the name of Barack Obama.
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I'm sure the immigration official laughed as he examined the papers and said, "Who?" But little did he know that it wouldn't be long before the entire world would answer his question.
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Eric L. Wattree
Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

IF YOU DON’T WANT TRUMP, HILLARY MUST BE DUMPED

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

IF YOU DON’T WANT TRUMP, HILLARY MUST BE DUMPED
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AND SO IT BEGINS . . .
For months Hillary Clinton Supporters have been saying that all true Democrats have a responsibility to the liberal cause, the Democratic Party, and to America to get behind Hillary Clinton in order to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President of the United States. They've been lecturing Bernie Sanders supporters incessantly on how important it is to do the "responsible thing" and put their partisanship aside in support of the bigger picture.  Now we’re going to see if they were actually sincere in their selfless, and supposedly, single-minded effort to save America, or if it was just a lot of political posturing in an effort to gain support for Hillary Clinton.
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Bill Clinton’s poor judgment, and arrogant “impromptu” decision to drop in on Attorney General Loretta Lynch while her plane was sitting on the tarmac in a Phoenix airport in spite of the fact that his wife, Hillary Clinton, is under current FBI investigation has made Hillary a liability to the Democratic Party. As a direct result of Bill's actions, regardless to whether Hillary is ultimately indicted or not, there will be the shadow of political corruption, or at best, a candidate with very poor judgment hanging over the Democratic campaign in the general election.  Now, if Hillary is indicted, the Democratic party can’t afford to have a nominee for the Democratic Party running for President who’s under a federal indictment, and if she’s not indicted, thanks to Bill Clinton’s recklessly poor judgment, no reasonably intelligent person in America is going to believe that "the fix" wasn’t in. So Bill's actions were so grossly ill-advised that it's enough to make one wonder if he's growing senile.
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Bill’s behavior has given the Republicans something to hang their hats on during the general election, and it has made Hillary a huge liability to the Democratic Party, since this situation could  create a furor of Watergate proportions - and in the middle of a national election.  It could also destroy President Obama’s legacy, and it could very well throw the election to Donald Trump.
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So the question to be asked of Clinton cultists now is this - how important is it to defeat Trump Now?  With all of Hillary's political baggage, along with the fact that her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, saw fit to invoke the 5th amendment over 125 times in a 2 hour deposition, and then adding to all of that Bill Clinton's thoughtlessly poor judgment, Hillary Clinton could dump Trump right into America's lap. So should Clinton supporters do the "responsible thing," put partisanship aside, and ask Hillary to drop out for the sake of the nation?


Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Friday, July 01, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch to follow FBI guidance in Hillary Clinton email investigation

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Attorney General Loretta Lynch to follow FBI guidance in Hillary Clinton email investigation
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH

The NY Times reported, “Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the possibility that a political appointee will overrule investigators in the case.
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“The Justice Department had been moving toward such an arrangement for months — officials said in April that it was being considered — but a private meeting between Ms. Lynch and former President Bill Clinton this week set off a political furor and made the decision all but inevitable.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/us/politics/loretta-lynch-hillary-clinton-email-server.html
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In spite of the fact that it has been variously reported that between 50 and 147 FBI agents have been assigned to the Clinton investigation, Hillary Clinton described it as a “security inquiry,” and many of her hardcore supporters have denied that there’s even an FBI investigation into Clinton at all.. But FBI Director James Comey recently told a roundtable of reporters, “It’s in our name. I’m not familiar with the term ‘security inquiry.’ We’re conducting an investigation.”
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BILL CLINTON CASUALLY ENGAGED
IN A BLATANT ACT OF ELECTION FRAUD
Many Americans don’t understand the seriousness of this case. They think that it’s simply another witch hunt on Hillary Clinton that’s being blown out of proportion by conservative zealots and/or Bernie Sanders cultists over a relatively minor issue. But many (though not all) Hillary Clinton supporters have also become zealots much like those of Donald Trump. They tend to fall into two categories - establishment Democrats who crave the opportunity to jump onboard the Clinton gravy train, and low-information people who vote blindly based on name recognition alone, or vote their genitals over their intellect. Instead of thinking like traditional progressives and simply following truth wherever it leads, they've embraced a conservative mindset that tries to bend truth to fit their delusions of reality. So these people are turning a blind eye to anything that either Bill or Hillary does, even if it’s a direct assault on American democracy, and that’s exactly what this investigation is about - an attempt to save our democracy, in spite of such people. Hillary is scheduled to meet with the FBI on July 2nd, signaling that this case is coming to a climax.
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Nevertheless, many Hillary cultists are asking, “What about Colon Powell?  He did the same thing. Why aren’t they going after him? Why are they making such it a big deal with Hillary?” The answer to that is simple - it’s not true.  Yes, Colon Powell did use his own email address in a normal account, but Hillary Clinton HIRED an IT EXPERT to build a private email SERVER in her home, and then she kept him on her personal payroll to maintain it - and that was while he was also working for the State Department, and without the State Department’s knowledge that he was also moonlighting for Hillary.  The IT expert’s name is Bryan Pagliano, and he recently invoked the 5th amendment over 125 times during a recent 2 hour deposition. What was he worried about being incriminated of? https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/1cbce01a-2ead-3697-bab1-7a350f062ea0/undefined
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So the question is, why would Hillary Clinton go through all of the trouble and expense of hiring  her own IT expert to build a private email server in her home instead of using the State Department’s computer that was secure, and mandated, for her use?  She didn’t use it even once during her entire tenure as Secretary of State.  The Atlantic speculates:
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“A home server allows someone complete control over their digital correspondence. Emails do not live on a server in a datacenter that companies may be sifting through for ad targeting—they live on a hard drive in your living room. In the Clintons’ case, they may have wanted to be in control of the encryption of their correspondence, ensuring that no third parties—whether commercial, hacker, or government—were able to snoop on them.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/03/how-to-set-up-a-clinton-style-home-server/387841/
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So according to that rationale, in spite of the fact that Hillary Clinton was a public servant, and supposedly working for us, she didn’t want our government snooping on her - and I think there’s a good reason why:
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THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

“The Swiss bank UBS is one of the biggest, most powerful financial institutions in the world. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened to help it out with the IRS. And after that, the Swiss bank paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million for speaking gigs. The Wall Street Journal reported all that and more Thursday in an article that highlights huge conflicts of interest that the Clintons have created in the recent past.
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“Then reporters James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus lay out how UBS helped the Clintons. “Total donations by UBS to the Clinton Foundation grew from less than $60,000 through 2008 to a cumulative total of about $600,000 by the end of 2014, according to the foundation and the bank,” they report. ‘The bank also joined the Clinton Foundation to launch entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs, through which it lent $32 million. And it paid former president Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of question-and-answer sessions with UBS Wealth Management Chief Executive Bob McCann, making UBS his biggest single corporate source of speech income disclosed since he left the White House.”’
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/hillary-helps-a-bankand-then-it-pays-bill-15-million-in-speaking-fees/400067/
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The Observer predicts the following:
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Corruption Conviction of Clinton Crony Foreshadows Hillary Legal Struggles

The Observer article goes on to say,

“Hillary Clinton superdelegate and longtime Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah was convicted of 22 counts of corruption charges. After serving 11 terms in Congress, Fattah is now out on bail after an indictment was filed in July 2015 against him and four associates. Despite the conviction, Fattah is set to serve the remainder of his term in Congress until January 2017. He faces sentencing in October, and could potentially serve the rest of his life in prison.
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“Fattah formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in February, shortly before losing his primary bid for re-election in April. He has been a Clinton loyalist for decades, standing by the Clintons amid the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the 1990s, and even helping Bill Clinton coordinate DNC fundraising trips to Philadelphia shortly after he admitted to perjury. “He can be a public servant without being perfect,” Fattah told Philly.com in 1998.”
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Another one of Clinton's inner circle, Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was also convicted of corruption in November 2015.  He was closely connected to Hillary Clinton while she served as senator of New York.
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The Observer goes on to report that "Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign chair, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, is currently under investigation by the FBI and Department of Justice over questionable contributions to his 2013 campaign. According to a recent CNN report, the investigation—which has been going on for at least a year—calls into question Mr. McAuliffe’s service as a board member to the Clinton Global Initiative, a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation. A $120,000 donation from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, made through U.S.-based businesses, raised red flags with investigators—along with several other donations, like the $2 million he gave the Clinton Foundation."http://observer.com/2016/05/corruption-is-catching-up-to-the-clintons-and-their-associates/

So the mere mishandling of classified email, which is a very serious matter in itself, is not the crux of this investigation, it merely serves as a roadmap that seems to lead to a pattern of corruption, a breach of faith, and one of the most egregious abuses of power of any high-level official in the history of this nation.
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THE CLINTONS HAVE A LONG HISTORY CORRUPTION AND SKIRTING THE LAW
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The Mena Connection: Bush, Clinton, and CIA drug smuggling
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Bill Clinton colluded with the Reagan administration to transport drugs into Mena, Arkansas when he was governor of Arkansas to flood the Black community with crack cocaine, and then as president he signed the most draconian crime bill in the history of the United States leading to the mass incarceration of the Black victims of his crime, creating the prison industrial complex. Thereafter, the prison industrial complex became one of Hillary Clinton's biggest political contributors.
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The people must demand that Hillary withdraw.  These two can not be allowed back into the White House.  The nation is still suffering from the last time we made that mistake.



Eric L. Wattree
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Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)

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