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It’s hard to be shocked anymore, given the sleaze that oozes out of every pore of both the Republican and Democrat parties, but here I am, shocked.

It’s due to this article:

The Jeffrey Epstein Affair Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Prospects

The case of the high-flying (alleged) pedophile reveals a broken American political process

You can go to the wikipedia page on Epstein to read  a much more detailed account of all his criminal pedophile activities, including having settled up to now no less than 17 accusations, which are in addition to the time he served in jail for soliciting prostitution from a child.

Silverstein continues by saying how Bill Clinton’s entanglement in this sordid affair could affect the upcoming elections:

What all this means is that Hillary Clinton’s husband has already been implicated in the Epstein scandal and that his dubious private behavior, which has already once distracted the entire nation from more important business, could do so again if Ms. Clinton does indeed run for president.

But, wait, would that derail him from voting for Hillary Clinton? Probably not, he says:

What’s worse, at least from my personal standpoint, is that if Ms. Clinton were to become the Democratic nominee I still might vote for her because the likely Republican candidates have retrograde and vile public views about race, class, gender and gay rights, and those are important to me, and especially because the two main parties are virtually indistinguishable when it comes to fundamental economic policy. Because both are bought and paid for by Wall Street and financiers like Jeffrey Epstein, as well as other powerful interests who overwhelmingly fund our political campaigns.

And, hear this, neither would a pedophile scandal that is being largely ignored by the left-wing media along with  Bill Clinton’s  involvement in it, affect his college-age daughter’s choice to vote for Hillary. Silverstein says he probably will not vote for Hillary, but would if his daughter asked him to. Just why would the little garbage he has for a daughter vote for Hillary?

she [his daughter] is appalled and outraged by the GOP’s stone age social politics and because she would like to see a woman become president. And that’s a good enough reason for me. Maybe.

Josh Udvare ·

I am going to vote for somebody who enables a rapist. And it’s the REPUBLICANS who have the “vile” views on “gender”. The Left’s ability to brainwash themselves never ceases to amaze me. How closed minded do you have to be. Like I tell my firends, the main reason I became a Conservative is because I am open minded, compassionate, justice seeking, person.
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Dana Blasi ·

I don’t think Democrat voters care if Hillary’s husband is a pedophille. Do they?
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Jo Gregg

Having lived in two inner cities and seen the violence, crime, drugs, terrible schools, all of it under the control of Democrats for as long as any of us can remember, and reading Mr. Silverstein’s description of Republicans “retrograde and vile public views about race, ….” etc. etc., may I suggest that Mr. Silverstein needs to look to the Democrats for some serious explaining about what it is they have been doing with America’s welfare state for the last 50 years and why they have been doing it. Thousands of young Blacks dying violently each year seems excessively tragic and vile to me. And there is no one to blame but the Democrats. They have controlled those cities, even in red states or counties since welfare began.
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[Silverstein also tried to defend Bill Clinton saying his impeachment was completely unreasonable and unfair, but I  excluded that part from the main quotes not to make them too long. Other good comments regarding the dishonest attempt to defend Bill:]

Max Bouknecht ·

“It’s also true, in my view, that Ken Starr, who sought to impeach Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s, is a twisted zealot and that it’s probably a bad idea to impeach a president for sexual misconduct, because that has nothing to do with his or her ability to govern effectively,….”

Mr Silverstein’s credibility takes a serious hit with the above statement. The chief law enforcement officer of the land lied, under oath, in an attempt to deny another American citizen her right to due process under the law. He carried on a major coverup, also regularly lying to the American people for over 8 long months, attacking Lewinski’s character, only giving up when the irrefutable evidence of the semen stained dress became public. Mr. Silverstein’s “version” is the persistent urban myth perpetuated by the Democratic Party and Clinton sycophants.

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Don Muller ·

“It is far easier to fool the American people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain
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Observer.com: How the DNC Helps Clinton Buy Off Superdelegates

As floodgates open to donations from special interests, the future of the party is auctioned to the highest bidder

There is so much talk of all the wrong-doing the Clintons have engaged in throughout their skulduggery career, so much open talk, that it’s almost surprising just how open it has gotten, given the levels of corruption in the US, in particular, in politics, media, and government. Yet there it is, coming from all kinds of angles and people, even if the effort is being led by the Republicans, anticipating the chance  she becomes the nominee. If you’ve ever read this blog or my Internet comments, you know that I also belong in the ranks of those who hate the Clintons and find them utterly despicable human beings. My gut reaction at this point is: how could anyone even mildly sane ever support these people? But the answer to this question is simple and it has been nicely laid out in a previous comment at The American Conservative, where the commenter noted that identity politics will trump everything else for this segment of Hillary supporters. A similar observation was nicely laid out in this other comment:

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Andrew Alladin says:
February 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

All that really matters to the Washington/New York Media is that a Democrat stays in the White House to continue the agenda of Unlimited Abortion on Demand, Imposing the LGBTQ Agenda on Recalcitrant Christians, Changing America’s Demographics through Amnesty and Unlimited, Impoverished, Unskilled Immigration – preferably from societies deeply hostile to America, and imposing a Militantly Secularist Agenda – the Cult of Swedish Superiority. Clinton could drop America’s entire Nuclear Arsenal on any country in the world and the Liberal Media would still shill for her – as long as Abortion remains untouched and refusing to provide services to Gay Weddings is deemed Illegal and punishable by massive fines.

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And today, what do I see, but an article from John Crudele, at the New York Post, saying this:

“The fact that Hillary Clinton hasn’t been indicted at least once in her life is, in itself, an indictment of our legal system.

This column is dedicated to Hillary and Bill Clinton’s alleged financial crimes that, in and of themselves, should anger enough of the hard-working electorate that her defeat in a presidential election would seem likely.

The only question in my mind is whether the Democrats will allow themselves to walk into that trap.

In the late 1990s, I spent a lot of time looking into Bill and Hill’s antics and I was convinced by sources working with the Whitewater investigation that the two were the Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of Arkansas politics — minus the guns, of course.

There wasn’t a financial scam they would not run in their home state or a cover-up that was beneath them. They gravitated toward shady real estate deals, although too-good-to-be-true commodities transactions were also a specialty.

There were even rumors at the time that a document for Hillary’s indictment had been drafted. But she wasn’t charged because — as I said — Starr probably saw Lewinsky as a quicker way of dealing with Bill.

But here’s the thing: All of the evidence gathered by Starr’s team is sitting somewhere waiting to be revisited.

And there are plenty of people who worked on that investigation — and/or know about the Arkansas crimes — who are still living and who probably aren’t bound by either conscience or the law from telling what they know.

I’m already trying to get some of my old sources on the phone.

But the conservative political group Judicial Watch is way ahead of me. In late January, the group released details from a memo written by Starr that laid out criminal charges against Hillary.

There were numerous real estate scandals — all of which I covered in the ’90s — and not just the one we know as Whitewater.

Judicial Watch is also suing to get a copy of Hillary’s draft indictment, which it seems to think is at the National Archives.

There were also plenty of rumors about Hillary’s private life that I didn’t write about back then and won’t now because they don’t belong in a column like this.

But you can bet on one thing: Nothing will be off limits if Hillary becomes the Democrats’ nominee.”

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That iceberg is huge. The sad thing is, it seems to me, all this investigation effort will go to naught, if Hillary does not become the nominee, because then what’s the motivation to have her denounced? And notice what he says: lots of people are sitting on information about her crimes. If she doesn’t become the nominee, will everybody just forget about all their wrong-doing and their crimes and keep silent?

And the rumors about her personal life? It must be a sewer – but apparently the American people prefer the myth of the Clinton marriage to its fetid reality. Typical.

And here are some more good comments:

And when Bill Clinton was president and the Rwandan genocide happened, Clinton didn’t lift a finger to stop it, even though he was sitting on the world’s most powerful military – he had all the resources and chose to look the other way. You know, black lives matter and not only those of American blacks. Clinton is a genocidal president, and now African Americans and homos (including the HRC) are voting for his wife. It’s a disgrace.

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JohnG says:
February 15, 2016 at 11:26 am

As depressing the picture painted here may be, I actually think it’s optimistic.

To be a member of the establishment you must spout the ideology of “democratic capitalism,” the notion that America can and should remake the rest of the world in its own image.

Now, could someone explain to me how Afghanistan, Libya, Kosovo, or Iraq are now more conformant to some American ideal? I believe the truth is much worse than giant corporations having interest in perpetual wars: The establishment has become a vast network of private rackets that uses the American military & economic might as the ultimate extortion tool. Just ask the two worst secretaries of state in history posing (and seeking cover) as ultra-feminists.

It was under Mad Albright’s tenure that the US started to support (and bomb on behalf of) the shadiest of the terrorist figures in Kosovo, accused by several UN personnel of butchering Serbian and (traitor) Albanian prisoners to harvest organs for trade. You can’t make this stuff up, it’s beyond horrific. And, surprise, madam secretary leaves her post to turn into a hedge fund manager with investments and interests in the region. Payback for help, anyone? Who wouldn’t want to harness the US Air force for its private goals? And would anybody be surprised if HRC took this model one step beyond to make payments to the Clinton Foundation pretty concurrent with the “services” provided by the State Department? And how is this different (other than organ trafficking) from our senators and congressmen retiring vastly richer than when they went into politics? Just where did that money come from?

In summary, it’s NOT just evil corporations, it’s the vastly concentrated power of an out of control and overreaching government. Once you have that, you are bound to have individuals and networks trying to harness that power for their private purposes. So yes, let’s clean up political financing, but let’s also go back to the idea of limited government. And stay vigilant to keep it limited, because, you always end up in trouble otherwise.
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And after NH, many Dems discover just how much the Dem party is rigged – Bernie wins by a landslide and Hills still gets a lot more votes with the “superdelegates” – maybe it’s time Dems change the name of their party to the GNP – the Gay Neocon Party?

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The Spectator:  We now know that Bill received $1.5 million for a series of what are being called question and answer sessions with executives of Swiss banking giant UBS when that organization was being threatened by the American IRS.  The American secretary of state, who just happened to be Bill’s wife, helped work a deal which got UBS off the hook and deprived the U.S. treasury of untold millions in avoided taxes.  And of course we can assume that the subsequent joining of UBS with the Clinton Foundation to provide more than $30 million in loans is all purely circumstantial.

Read more:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/madame_hillarys_protection_not_so_effective.html#ixzz3ztVD9xAN
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If Hillary is indicted on public corruption charges it’s likely that
Bill and Chelsea would be considered accomplices.

“By the estimate of IBT Media, Mr. Clinton collected between $54 million and $141 million from governments and arms manufacturers who had arms-deal approvals pending before his wife’s State Department.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/explaining-bernies-socialism-1455063755

Meanwhile, Chelsea is on the board of the Clintons’ phony charities and can’t help but know why they’re receiving all these generous donations from people wanting to do business with her mom. Perhaps they could all get adjoining rooms at Club Fed?

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KD says:
February 12, 2016 at 1:39 am

If HRC wins through the back room, expect the Trump/Cruz Kachina dolls to come out and be shaken to the scare the children into obedience.

If the Democrats don’t win, there will be a total war on women, rape will be legalized, abortion outlawed, and even coat hangers will be banned, and conservatives will start throwing gay people off roofs like they do in some place unmentionable. Making fun of fat girls and cat calls will be taught to elementary school males in mandatory classes, and creationism will replace evolution in the school curriculum.

The witchcraft trials will provide public entertainment anyways.

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And lastly, I’ve been having fun venting on some comment boards:

Voice In Detroit to Alessandra • 4 minutes ago

Sanders will drop dead of old age before you’ll ever get him elected as president

Alessandra to  Voice In Detroit • 2 minutes ago

        Take a look at Bill Clinton one of these days – he’s going to drop pretty soon of those 200 venereal diseases he’s carrying… ain’t it a shame? 🙂

 

Two brilliant and so simple but still so brilliant comments by VikingLS at The American Conservative – on Hillary’s supporters:

 

  • VikingLS says:

    “I don’t like her. I wished Biden or Warren was running against her. They could have given her the run for her money Sanders, as an avowed socialist, could not. ”

    Sanders looks like he tied her in Iowa and is polling ahead of her in New Hampshire. He IS giving her a run for her money. The reality is that he’s too far to the left, not for the country in general, but for upper middle class Democrats who don’t want their taxes to go up.

    You all just need to admit that you prefer Clinton to Sanders because you prefer the status quo, and that Clinton, a socially moderate small government fiscal conservative IS what you want, and have always really wanted.

  • VikingLS says:

    “The lesser of the two evils. Whomever the GOP nominates is guaranteed to be more pro-Wall Street and more pro-war.”

    This really isn’t very likely. Despite the shrieking about Cruz wanting to carpet bomb ISIS Clinton’s advocacy of the the Libyan war and her desire to play chicken with Russia by imposing a no-fly zone in Syria indicates that she is equally pro-war as any of the Republicans.

    Obama and Bill Clinton always got support from the majority of Democrats for their wars, so there will be no opposition to her military adventurism. Ultimately it will be “well she must know what she’s doing, she’s one of us after all”

    You all just need to admit that winning the culture war is more important to you than wars that mostly kill foreigners and maybe some working class kids who went into the army to pay for college.

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    What I saw clearly sometime ago: Democrats are major neocons, while never admitting it – and they always justify their evil and morally bankrupt “neoconnery” by saying the Republicans are worse. How could anyone hold them accountable, they ask?

    It’s no wonder the LGBT mafia has endorsed Hillary. She is the union of military and sexual perverts.

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    This was also a nice one:

    PAUL MORELLI 6 hours ago

    At this point, what difference does it make..or something like that. She will say anything to get elected and she is a horrible candidate. Not just because she is a phony, corrupt, immoral (ask Vince Foster in your next life) and a “congenital liar”, but she is really bad on the stump. Who else would be having such a difficult time with a SOCIALIST?

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    🙂 Indeed.

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    MJR says:
    February 4, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    From an outsider’s perspective it looks like the Democrats have their own “What’s the matter with Kansas” issue. They don’t seem to be bothered by Clinton being a oligarch and Wall Street enabler, as long as she toes the line on identity politics. While Wall Street has endured an a tsunami of criticism from the left, I rarely hear the cartel in Silicon Valley criticized, except on the sacred issue of “diversity”.

    The left is okay with oligarchy as long as it’s socially liberal, and the mainstream right seems to consider oligarchy the natural outcome of the Market(peace be upon it). There are simply no mainstream options that offer resistance.

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    Alan Veenstra said about her Wall Street (bribery) fees:

    $675K is pocket change.   Let’s look at the $1BILLION in the Clinton Crime Family’s foundation.

    Who gave how much.  How much came from foreign nationals while Hildebeast was letting Benghazi calls go to voice mail.

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    And lastly, did you see this?

    The chart above plots the popularity of the baby name “Hillary” between 1970 and 2014. What you’ll notice right away is that the frequency of the name falls of a cliff starting in 1993, the year Hillary Clinton became first lady.

    Francis Smart of the Econometrics by Simulation blog first pointed this out the other day. He notes that the drop is especially striking, given that the popularity of “Hillary” was rising sharply upward until 1992 or so, the year the Clintons first came on to the national stage.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/05/the-clintons-ruined-the-name-hillary-for-new-parents/

    The woman is a curse.

    How’s being a scumbag of a woman worked out for ya, Hillary? Did the money you looted and politically prostituted yourself for compensate the trash that you’ve become?

     

     

     

 

By chance, I came across old and new news of a case involving many elements of a novel, but which may be quite common and mundane after all. Enter into stage SucDen (Sucres et Denrées), a French company that is reputedly the world’s leader in sugar. They “wanted in” in the Kazakh sugar market (which probably means control). The man who controlled the door was the Kazakh oligarch Rakhat Aliyev, who had married into Kazakh’s ruling family via the daughter and had been head of the country’s secret service, aside from having built his business empire through alleged thuggery and profoundly corrupt deals, before things turned sour with his father-in-law. Smell the perfume!

In any case, Aliyev was someone with power and money, and wanting more. So SucDen “gives” Aliyev 10% of its capital for 8 million*. Three years later, when the company no longer had any use for Aliyev, it tells Aliyev it’s time for him to sell his part, and it then pays Aliyev $24 million – with this 300% increase being justified by SucDen’s Financial Director, Thierry Bourvis, as an “increase in value of the company”. Precious! It gets better: all of it paid via checks signed in Malta from another company in Luxembourg that was managed by SucDen’s CEO, Serge Varsano. These were checks from a Societe Generale account, and there were a couple more from a BNP account – these are two of France’s most important banks. It just so happens that France has anti money laundering laws and procedures that banks are supposed to follow. One of them is that any time there is a suspicious transaction, they must inform TracFin, the French financial authority. Well, guess what the banks did?

Nothing!

Interspersed with all of this was that in 2007 Aliyev was charged in Kazakhstan for the murder of two top executives of one of Aliyev’s businesses, Nurbank. He was later charged in Austria and imprisoned there (but apparently received quite a bit of aid from the allegedly corrupt Austrian Minister of Justice, Wolfgang Brandstetter).  Aliyev was then condemned in Kazakh in absentia. This February, Aliyev’s luck ran out and he was found hanged in his cell – the prison says suicide, his lawyers and family say murder. I say murder also, but I am just an Internet onlooker. More investigations have been launched in other countries relating to him, so contrary to what some people may have wanted, the story hasn’t been buried along with his death – even though important information may have.

But all of this leads us to ask if there’s actually a single non corrupt authority in all of Europe!

Because really, what good are money laundering laws when it can be done in broad day light and authorities do nothing?


* I found this info puzzling. Is it correct? I don’t know. But how could a person acquire 10% of the capital of the world leader in sugar for just $8 million? Wasn’t this suspicious enough to anybody? I didn’t search for an answer.

An excellent piece of investigative journalism can be found here by Mediapart: http://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/280215/les-etranges-deals-de-sucden-le-geant-francais-du-sucre-avec-un-mafieux-kazakh in French, plus there are many articles on Aliyev’s doings in English.

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