Friday, August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton warning



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Why didn’t El Chapo create a foundation?


The mob has been in my mind lately.   
First, my friend Bruce Woodhull just wrote another fiction book about a crime family. It will keep you very awake as you sit by the swimming pool this summer.
Second, I had a chance to catch a bit of Godfather II. It was that scene when Michael Corleone got a taste of “pay to play” with the U.S. Senator from Nevada.     
It’s a great scene, especially now that I am reading the AP story about donors and meetings with Secretary of State Clinton.    
According to the story, Secretary Clinton, the wife of the former president traveling all over the world collecting donations, spent a lot of her time talking to people who donated money to the Clinton Foundation.     
Maybe this is why the Middle East is in flames, Chinese is taking over the South China sea, Russia is flying out of Iran, and the whole world is a mess.    
In other words, our Secretary of State spent most her time talking to donors rather than overseeing the world.    
So much for the one about being a very experienced candidate.  Experienced in what? Experienced in granting access to people from countries that throw homosexuals from the roof or deny women the right to drive a car?   
Third, I read that El Chapo wants to go back to the prison that he escaped from. He finds his current cell very dirty. Sorry, but you can’t make up this stuff.
Frankly, El Chapo has to be kicking himself every day that he didn’t create a Foundation to get around all of those laws.  
El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel has been operating creatively around the law for years:
A group working for the Sinaloa cartel, that Portafolio called one of the largest bands of contraband smugglers in the world, “began to realize that if they brought merchandise from one of those countries to which the [tariff waiver] applied [they] could circumvent the” import tariff, Portafolio reported.
“One of the methods they employed was the triangulation of merchandise,” the report continued. “They imported products made in countries with which there was not [free-trade agreement] and they made them pass as if they were made in” a country that did have an agreement.
This method allowed the group, acting on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel, to buy legitimate goods with dirty cash and then resell those goods to turn what appeared to be a legal profit — all while avoiding Colombia’s tariffs on imports.
Eventually, as the article goes on to report, the U.S. federal authorities caught on to the scheme and properties were seized.
El Chapo’s gang could have avoided the whole thing with the creation of a foundation.  They could have put some pretty face up front and collected cash for the purpose of sending glasses for the poor children of Oaxaca and other poor areas in Mexico.   
The foundation could have received billions in the name of charity and made El Chapo and his gang really rich without having to get around free trade agreements or laws.   
it’s too late for El Chapo. Don’t be surprised if one of those smart MBA types working for a cartel tells his boss that The Clinton Foundation is the model for future business.   
After all, who is going to criticize a foundation that distributes glasses for the poor children of Mexico?    
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

A look at The Clinton Foundation with Bruce Woodhull, author


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A look at The Clinton Foundation with Bruce Woodhull, author 08/25 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts


Guest: Bruce Woodhull, author...........his latest book is 'Omaha in the time of the saints'........we will look at The Clinton Foundation and its operations..........the AP story that donors got appointments with Secretary of State Clinton..........the idea of a former President running around the world collecting money from any regime regardless of their views on human rights..........was it a Foundation or an organization created to buy access to a future Clinton administration? ...
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Guess who is coming to dinner with Raul Castro?


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As the world turns, we are watching some rather amazing things in year 8 of “hope and change”:
First, kids are killed in Aleppo and those lives don’t seem to matter to anyone, especially anyone at the Obama White House; 
Two, Russian planes are taking off from Iranian bases; 
Third, Cuban dissidents are in jail rather than doing the wave at a baseball game; and, 
Fourth, Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif is starting off his tour of Latin America with a stop in Havana. (By the way, Raul Castro will greet this visitor at the airport. Unlike President Obama, who was greeted by a low-level Cuban official, the Iranian visitor will get to shake hands with Raul.)   
Is this how we were supposed to be respected around the world? Or is this the smart foreign policy that we were promised?
Let’s take a look
Iran’s foreign minister kicked off a Latin American tour Sunday in Havana, saying the Iran nuclear deal has “removed obstacles” for closer ties between his country and the region.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will visit Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela, reported the Tasnim News Agency.
Zarif said he plans to sign oil, energy and maritime transport agreements during his tour.
But the visit is raising concerns with a key Republican lawmaker.
“The timing of Zarif’s trip is significant as Iran could use many of these rogue regimes to circumvent remaining sanctions, undermine U.S. interests, and expand the drug trafficking network that helps finance its illicit activities,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) in a statement.
“Tehran’s classic playbook is to use cultural centers, new embassies or consulates, or cooperative agreements on various areas to act as façades aimed at expanding Iran’s radical extremist network.”
Save for Chile, the countries Zarif is visiting align with the region’s ideological left and tend to have difficult relations with the United States. 
So the Iran nuclear deal has removed obstacles for Iran to develop relations with anti-U.S. regimes in Latin America? Nobody told me that that was one of the objectives of the deal. I always understood that it was to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon rather turn it into an international power using its new found wealth to cut deal with cash starved regimes in Cuba and Venezuela.
Don’t you love this new smart foreign policy? I can’t wait to see Javad do the wave with Raul in Cuba! It will be fun to watch Raul in Cuba and Madero in Venezuela explain baseball to their new friend!    
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