INTO THE WEEDS 7

Crony capitalism or massive corruption? “What difference does it make” By Ken George 11-16-2016

 

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INCEST! No matter where I look, I find some connection between government and the Clinton Foundation. My latest find is in the Export/Import Bank. For those that are unfamiliar with this crony big government money pit, let me explain. We often hear in the headlines Boeing, or GE, or some other giant corporation makes a huge sale to some foreign nation or state-run airline or company and we‘re suppose to act like that’s great for America. But is it? Many will show graphs and charts extolling our strong exports that create thousands of American jobs. But let me put it this way…..if you cut your grass, and pay yourself  20 bucks….would you consider that income?  No that’s not a joke, that’s how the export/import bank works. Boeing gets an order for 6, hundred million dollar jets from Podunk Airlines in Thirdworldistan. The sale price is $600 million. The export/import bank loans the $600 million to Thirdworldistan. Thirdworldistan then is able to pay Boeing. Somewhere along the way, the US State Department provides $600 million to Thirdworldistan in foreign aid, who then uses it to pay back the export/import bank. Just to recap….we, the taxpayers, just bought Thirdworldistan  6 very expensive jets, and our export business just grew by $600 million, but we, the US taxpayers paid the whole bill. In my world, we call that a scam!

But what does this have to do with the Clinton Foundation. You don’t have to look to deep in any money pit, to find the Clintons with their hands in it. The Chairman of the export/import bank is Fred Hochberg. Forget that he was appointed by Bill Clinton, and forget that he was a huge 6 figure bundler for the Hillary campaign, and you can even forget that he showed up in NH to campaign for Hillary. But look to his $25,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, along with a 900,000 dollar donation from Boeing to the foundation, two months after closing on a $3.7 billion dollar sale with a Russian airline company. But that wasn’t enough….Boeing’s chief lobbyist, Tim Keating, hosted a huge fundraiser for Hillary shortly after the deal, then 6 months later Boeing paid Bill, $250,000 to give executives a speech. And finally, Hillary got Boeing to spend $2 million on her pet project in China….an American pavilion at the Chinese World’s Fair.

All this is rather transparent, but still looks bad. Pay for play, again while we foot the bill. But it all begs the question what else, that’s not so transparent, might it have cost us as a nation so Boeing could get their sale and Bill and Hillary could get a few bucks? I’m sure it was coincidental, but this happened in 2009-10…..just a very short time before we eliminated our missile shield in Poland that Russia railed about. Also it was just a short time before Russia invaded Georgia and then Ukraine. Of course I’m speculating….but could there have been a wink and a nod, that we would do nothing….we wouldn’t send weapons to Ukraine or Georgia, that Russia would be uninhibited by the US? It’s a wild theory, but the patterns are just to striking to ignore.

To be fair, is it good or bad for America to have an export/import bank? Would it cost thousands of jobs if we didn’t pay for Boeing’s jets, or GE’s windmills or hundreds of other American products being sold to foreign countries? Look at it this way….if we valued those jobs, why not just buy them from them for us? Buy our airlines a jet or two. Buy products from our small businesses so they can prosper. Why not just pay workers not to work? You see….all those things would never be considered because this America…the land of free enterprise, competition, and capitalism. What I’ve explained in this blog, is Fascism…..government partnering with corporations to control production. Its simply un-American.

Finally, I have now written 7 pieces on massive corruption surrounding the Clinton Foundation. I’ve spent about 30 hours reading and searching on the internet for this information. For Mr. Comey, our FBI director, to say there’s nothing here is to be willfully blind. Was his investigation so narrow that they just refused to look at anything else? Who can say why it was dropped. But, like I said, you don’t have to look far to find a corrupt act by the Clinton Foundation. The congress has vowed to investigate further, but that’s political. This should be unraveled by the justice department and this corruption must be ended.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-export-import-bank-is-the-international-bank-of-clinton/article/2565909

 

INTO THE WEEDS 6

Taxes, Healthcare, and Golf….the scam of the century!
By Ken George 11-15-2016

Sometimes, as I do research on the Clinton Foundation, I want to take a shower. By doing this, you see how incestuous the entire system is. Probably stuff we shouldn’t know. We live our lives everyday and this crap is going on all around us….the rich getting richer, while we pay all the bills. In my last segment, I talked about a foreign donor, Gilbert Chagoury. But in this piece, I want to talk about something totally different: tax returns. From 2007 through 2015, the Clintons have donated $18,001,450 to charity.  If you pay taxes, you understand that that is a deductable expense. That means you deduct it from your gross income, and save paying any tax on that amount. So at a 30% tax rate, an $18 million deduction would save about 5 and a half million dollars in taxes….not chicken feed!  But guess what? Of that $18,001,450, $17,826,000 or 99% went to the Clinton Foundation. But Bill did give $200 to his high school alma mater, Hot Springs High School. Just so we’re clear…..we, the people, forfeited $5 and half million dollars of our money so the Clintons could take $18 million out of one hand and put it in the other hand. Make no mistake….I haven’t yet written on this, but the vast majority of all Clinton Foundation money benefits the Clintons, personally, in some way.

OK! That’s the big picture. Let’s take a deeper look at 2015. In that year, the Clintons donated $1,042,000 to charity.  One million of that went to the Clinton Foundation. But what about that other $42,000? It went to the Desert Classic Charities. That’s the charity that runs the former Bob Hope Golf Classic. It is now called the Humana Challenge, sponsored by Humana…yes, the health insurance company. Desert Classic Charities is responsible for distributing profits from the event to other charities. DCC has $12 million in assets. In 2015 DCC distributed $2 million to dozens of local charities, but also distributed $700,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Why? That’s a great question. This is where it gets really complicated so you have to PAY ATTENTION!  The chairman of the board of Humana is Mike McCallister and the president of Humana is Bruce Broussard. Mr. Broussard sits on the board of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)…which represents 1300 insurance companies as an “advocacy” group. They were a major player in the writing of Obamacare and making sure insurance companies got reimbursed for any losses. Just how did that happen? America’s Health Insurance Plans has dozens of lobbyists, but one thing really caught my eye. They are a major funder of Center for American Progress. Ever hear of them before? I have…..the chairman and founder is John Podesta….yeah that guy, Hillary’s long time friend and campaign chairman. Mike McCallister is also a director of AHIP and also sits on the board of Pfizer…the drug company. Humana is also a major funder of the Clinton Foundation. In fact, Doug Band…..I talked about him before, he’s the CEO of the Clinton Foundation, sat on the board of Desert Classic Charities in 2014…the organization that decides where the money will go. If you’ve read the other parts of this research, you also heard me talk about DeClan Kelly, the founder and CEO of FTI consulting, the forerunner of Teneo, and partner to the Clinton Foundation. FTI is a major lobbyist and consulting firm to AHIP. There’s a lot more detail I could provide, but its getting pretty complicated.

Let me summarize what I believe.  Humana pays the Clinton Foundation for something other than sponsoring a golf tournament. But what? What did that relationship and $700,000 buy?  Humana runs the board at AHIP. FTI lobbies for them  in congress. Congress made it so insurance companies could not lose money no matter what happened, and in another great show of support for the American taxpayer, a bill was introduced in January of 2015 called the “Insurance Company Bail Out Prevention Act”.  By the way, that bill sits in committee in both chambers and, as yet, has not come to a vote. Meanwhile, President Obama circumvented the congress, once again, by using executive discretion  and took care of the insurance companies. So all the insurance companies had to do was provide access, and take the subsidies, and not risk losing any money. Sweet! Not only did they “partner” with the Clintons, but they also paid John Podesta, and the Declan Kelly guys, too. Real sweet! The Clintons got what they wanted, Podesta and Kelly got a boatload of money, the insurance industry got what it wanted, 20,000,000 people got insurance, and we got the bill for the whole scam, and now 25% premium increases…..super sweet!

I’ll bet you didn’t know a round of golf could cost so much!

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INTO THE WEEDS 5

The Clinton Foundation….. Chagoury

In my last diatribe I explained who Gilbert Chagoury is, and how he was connected to the Clinton Foundation. Well, I guess I’m not quite finished with Mr. Chagoury. At the last, I had concluded that Mr. Chagoury supported the Clinton Foundation, in order to gain access and favors for his multi faceted business ventures in Nigeria and to prevent Boko Haram from being placed on a terrorist list, which would greatly inhibit his business dealings in Nigeria, as he owns the two largest Hotels in Nigeria. But there’s more. It seems that Mr. Chagoury, himself was on our “No-Fly” list before 2010. When he came to America, by plane, in 2010, he was detained, and questioned for 4 hours at the airport by US authorities. Remember who the SOS was in 2010. No information is available about that detainment, and shortly after that incident, Chagoury was removed from the No-Fly list and a formal apology was provided by the State Department. “Case closed”……Odd, really, because in 2015, Mr. Chagoury is back on the list and his US visa has been revoked. Why? Because he has material ties to Hezbollah in Lebanon. He gave money to a member of the Lebanon Christian party, specifically a man named Michel Aoun.  Mr. Aoun has direct ties to Hezbollah and Iran. Subsequently, Mr. Chagoury has put up for sale, his Beverly Hills home that he paid $135 million dollars for. So what the heck is going on with this guy, and what does it have to do with the Clintons? As we will see later, the Clinton’s will take money from anybody. How anyone can look at this enterprise and not see corruption has covers on their eyes. It’s why no one should take the FBI’s investigation seriously. Its like a horse made to where blinders in a race so they can only look straight ahead. One cannot investigate this organization without looking at the totality of engagements they have with so much money. How can you look at the story I just relayed and not see the access and influence being sold to the highest positions in our government, and actual benefits being foisted on likely criminals for big money? Earlier in my essays I introduced you to Doug Band, the head of the Foundation and close confident to Bill Clinton. In e-mails recently disclosed, Band asked Huma Abedin to get Jeffrey Feltman, then ambassador to Lebanon, to meet with Chagoury. In another email from April 2009, Band seems to pressure Clinton’s former aides Cheryl Mills and Abedin into hiring a foundation associate. In the email, Band writes its “important to take care of [name redacted].” Abedin responds, telling Band, “Personnel have been sending him options.” Wouldn’t you like to know whose name was redacted and how it turned out? It’s like the Clinton Foundation was simply an extension of the state department. Folks, this is the story of ONE donor that I picked at random. There are 200,000 donors to the Clinton Foundation. How much of this is and was going on. Just what does billions of dollars buy? I’ll keep digging, so stay tuned.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/17/state-department-sought-land-deal-with-nigerian-firm-tied-to-clinton-foundation.html

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Bill Clinton with the then president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, right after Hillary became SOS….Oh, by the way, that’s Mr. Chadoury on the far right.

 

 

Into The Weeds 4

The Clinton Foundation

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Good friends….Bill Clinton, Gilbert Chagoury

 

 

I have just finished reading dozens and dozens of stories about the massive corruption within the Clinton Foundation. As I perused each article and each story, I was amazed about how many things I had not heard anything about from our fabulous media. So, that said, I hardly knew where to start….I just dove in. There are over 200,000 donors to the Clinton Foundation. I simply don’t even know if the FBI could investigate all of them and all the connections. It is an impossible task. So where to start?  Many of the donors are foreign nationals or foreign governments. To be honest, I just picked one toward the top of the list. By the way, the list starts with groups of donors giving more than $25 million, and moves down in $5 million increments. At the very top of the list is USAID and UNITAID, both of whom I will cover later. Also at the top are Bill Gates, Stephen Bing, Fred Eychaner, and Saudi Arabia. The guy I picked out, at random, to investigate was about 25th on the list, in the $5 million category. His name is Gilbert Chagoury. I had never heard of Mr. Chagoury….have you? Doubtful. Mr. Chagoury is the richest man in Nigeria and head of a diverse conglomerate called the Chagoury Group that he runs with his brother. Both were born and grew up in Nigeria but are Lebanese and Muslim. His background is one of death and tyranny. He was an advisor to the Nigerian military dictator, Sani Abacha. Abacha was a brutal tyrant in the 90s that suspended all government, the constitution and replaced governors with generals. He bilked Nigeria of millions, and killed or imprisoned his opponents. Chagoury was his money man. Chagoury was convicted of bribery and money laundering, for placing 300 million of Nigerian money into Swiss banks for Abacha. Chagoury never served jail time. AND…..he is a long time friend of Bill Clinton. From everything I could find out…this Chagoury fellow is a piece of crap, and ruthless. So why has he given millions to the Clinton Foundation? Turns out, this question has a fairly obvious answer. But as we will discover as we go through all this corruption, there will never be direct evidence or a so-called smoking gun. Common sense, together with patterns, are all we can hope to use and discover. The old saying is “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck!” Back to Chagoury and why he donated millions. It has to do with what most would call an obscure group of terrorists, named Boko Haram. But why is Boko Haram so obscure? To date they have killed more Christians than ISIS and Al-Qaida…..reportedly some 10,000 people have been killed by Boko Haram. This was the group that over ran a girls school and kidnapped nearly 300 young girls, which were never heard from again. You might remember the sign Michelle Obama held up on Twitter, “Bring back our girls”. Such feigned outrage! But guess what? Boko Haram was never designated to be a terrorist organization. You see, a terrorist organization designation comes with consequences. Any one found to provide support is guilty of an international crime….things get confiscated…..it’s very bad for business, if you are helping them.  Chagoury owns the two largest hotels in Nigeria and relies on tourism for some of his success. He also owns half of all Nigerian construction. Until November of 2013, Boko Haram was never designated a terrorist organization, even though the FBI, CIA, Justice Department, and the Pentagon all urged Mrs. Clinton to do so. Terrorist designations must come from the state department. Hillary Clinton left her state department position in February and in November Boko Haram received the terrorist designation, years after thousand had been killed. So….is it a quid pro quo? There is no direct evidence….at this point there is no proof, but as we go through this corruption, you will see the same pattern emerge……somebody gives money to the Foundation and then finds themselves benefitting from an American action or decision.

  Continue reading “Into The Weeds 4”

Into the weeds 3

Third in my corruption series

This is a quick update to my crazy theory about Teneo and the CIA. More supporting evidence.

In my last post, I mentioned Juleanna Glover. A seemingly innocuous player, working for the RNC, then abruptly giving up her business and her position, to take a job at Teneo. Well it seems she didn’t give up everything. She remained an advisor to the Ashcroft group, and to its Chairman, John Ashcroft. Yes, that John Ashcroft that was attorney general under GWB. If you recall , Mr Ashcroft recused himself in the investigation of torture accusations by the CIA at black sights in Syria and Egypt, at the heighth on the war on terror. Since then Mr. Ashcroft founded and is the Chairman of Constallis, formerly Acedemi, formerly Blackwater. Constallis is a “government security company”. You know, the type used by the CIA to perform clandestine operations? And Juleanna Glover works for him.

What a coincidence….more to come.

The Truth Is In Here

Welcome to my Blog

Hello, My Friends!

Welcome to my blog. I have been posting on FB for some time. Some of my posts were very long….too long for FB, so I started this blog in order to share my research, my opinions and some insight from others concerning the political, economic, and governmental health of our country.
I am no one in particular, I am not famous, I’m not important, just an American that has experienced many things in life….however I have worked for wages, worked for a salary, and owned a business. I have seen life from the bottom, from the middle, and from the top. One thing I have done that few others have, is pay attention and do research. I have researched many things. I spent 13 years researching only scripture….no…not the Bible, but all scripture. I studied the founding and the constitution, developed new economic theories, and for years looked into the corruption in government. I have no special talent or ability…..just common sense, logic and a very skeptical mind set…..I question everything.
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Into the weeds 2

The second in a series researching corruption in the Clinton Foundation and government corruption in general

Believe me I really hate posting this. I know it will make me look like some sort of conspiracy nut. But I have been researching the Clinton Foundation for over a month. It has led me off on all sorts of tangents. I know this will be another long post….but this seemed like a good place to put down “some” of this research. I will post this comment on my page leter.

When researching The Clinton Foundation, a multi-billion dollar consulting firm called Teneo came up, several dozen times. Without going into all the details….Teneo was created by a guy named Declan Kelly. Hillary appointed him special envoy to Ireland in 2011 when she was SOS. Kelly had a partner in Teneo…Doug Band, who runs The CF. Teneo, CF, and the government for years seemed to operate as one entity. Doug Band was Bill Clinton’s “body man” ….absolute loyal confidant and go to guy. Huma Abedin worked at Teneo, while she was working for the CF and the state department, as a “special government employee” (SPG)

Another tangent to the story, is Juleanna Glover. A long time republican operative, fund raiser, lobbyist and consultant. Shortly after funding Make America Awsome, a Ted Cruz Super Pac, which provided the Naked photo of Melania just before the Utah Primary, she too, went to work for Teneo as a senor VP. She quit everything else she was doing. It led me to believe that the parties were working together…..but another tangent changed that view. I’ll get back to Glover in a minute.

In looking into Teneo, I found that they created an investment bank. Advisors to that bank were Kelly, Bill Clinton, and Tony Blair. At the same time they also had a branch titled “intelligence” purportedly to understand the world and impending crisis. They hired a guy named Lon Augustenborg, as the head. Ok here it comes…….

What if…. all this, instead of being thought of as a corrupt enterprise, was really a massive CIA front? Lon Augustenborg recently retired from the clandestine service with the CIA for 35 years. Ms. Glover just hosted a private meet and greet, at her home, for Evan McMullin, presidential candidate we all thought was an establishment plant. Well Even McMullin also worked for the CIA.

I also found one of Kelly’s past businesses, that he founded was FTI, another multi-billion dollar consulting firm. He had a man working as an advisor, named Mark Malloch-Brown. Brown, at the time, was CEO of Open Societies….the Soros main organization. When I found this out, I thought again….its corrupt, they are all in on it……But Brown is a British Lord and an outspoken Marxist that hates America, and works at the UN. He has spoken vociferously against Tony Blair and the Iraq war….in other words, parroting the Soros line. Could it be they are investigating Soros? Then put it together with Huma Abedin’s direct connection to the Muslim Brotherhood through her parents and brother, also working at Teneo…..are they all spies….ARGGGGG! I can’t believe I said that!

Does this explain Comey’s non indictment? Is this why they don’t want Trump? Maybe I’ve just seen too many movies, but I know I’ve seen this scenario a dozen times in movies. The CIA need to interact in plane sight without being seen. Teneo seems like a perfect cover…….and all the hacked e-mails have become a disaster to this front.

So what do you think? All corrupt or all working for the CIA?