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Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Pattern Emerges:

There's a big difference between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Family Foundation, or at least we're told. Who says words don't mean anything? Like somebody, maybe Mark Twain, once said, a word can mean the difference between a lightning bug and lightning.

Cheers to the Clinton Family Foundation, which found its way to the front page of your statewide newspaper Sunday, once again. That outfit has given millions of dollars to benefit who knows how many people over the years.

Then there's the Clinton Foundation, without the "Family" part in the title. And the Washington Post reported last week that more than half of the big donors to that outfit-are corporations or foreign groups or governments.

The Clinton presidential campaign now has announced some new, mainly cosmetic reforms to avoid the obvious impression that it would be prudent for both American and foreign donors to invest in the next president of the United States.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Maybe the reason Donald Trump keeps spewing crazy talk and shuffling his campaign staff is that he never wanted to be president in the first place, proposes ultra-leftwing filmmaker Michael Moore. Or, maybe, he must scuttle his candidacy to launch a media empire.

Those, at least, are the latest Facebook-blazing hunches as to what's really behind Trump's White House run. Let's unravel the various scenarios these theories point to. read more


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company: We're announcing our intent to fully autonomous vehicles in commercial operation for a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service beginning in 2021. This is significant. Ford will be mass producing vehicles capable of driving fully autonomously within five years. No steering wheel. No gas pedals. No brake pedals. A driver will not be required. If someone had told you 10 years ago -- even five years ago -- that a major American car company would announce the mass production of a vehicle with no steering wheel, you would have said they were crazy.


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Gonna kill another thread with those pesky facts:

The Clinton Foundation got 5 stars, the highest rating. 89% going directly to aid. The average is 75%.

Wrong, its more like 10%: if you look at the 2013 IRS Form 990 for the Bill Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation (its actual legal name, something that the MSM never reports) it shows where the money went: That year the BH&C Clinton Foundation had revenue of $144M, Expenses of $84.6M of which $8.8M was used for grants. The foundation also ended up with $247M in assets at the end of 2013.
So all told, The BH&C Clinton Foundation donated only 10% of what they spent in 2013 to charitable or government causes and only 3% of their total assets.

According to FactCheck.org: Roughly 85 percent of the foundation's spending was for items other than charitable grants to other organizations, and a large chunk of this 85 percent did go to Clinton Foundation staff for travel, salaries and benefits. However, the foundation says it does most of its charitable work in-house.

According to their Form 990, the BH&C Foundation has only 11 full time employees and 34 independent contractors who made more than $100K yet somehow spent a whopping $29M on employee salaries, benefits and independent contractors and another $49M on, amongst other things, travel ($9M), fundraising/conferences ($9M), rent on a building that they now own ($4.M), office expenses for 11 full time employees ($4.5M) and "other expenses" ($8.5M). Looking at the form further, they claim to have had "over 400" employees in 2013 but the Form 990 shows that 400 of those were unpaid volunteers.

Reposting from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette thread that all the HRC partisans are avoiding like the plague---

Take in $100 million, give $80 away. to who? Who cares. just funnel it to somebody doing "charity". Write off the taxes, pocket $20 mil. a year. It's the CLinton's gravy train.

Actually, if you look at the 2013 IRS Form 990 for the Bill Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation (its actual legal name, something that the MSM never reports) it is much worse than that: That year the BH&C Clinton Foundation had revenue of $144M, Expenses of $84.6M of which $8.8M was used for grants. The foundation also ended up with $247M in assets at the end of 2013.

So all told, The BH&C Clinton Foundation donated only 10% of what they spent in 2013 to charitable or government causes and only 3% of their total assets.

There's a grain of truth here -- roughly 85 percent of the foundation's spending was for items other than charitable grants to other organizations, and a large chunk of this 85 percent did go to Clinton Foundation staff for travel, salaries and benefits. However, the foundation says it does most of its charitable work in-house, and it's not credible to think that the foundation spent zero dollars beyond grants on any charitable work, which is what it would take for Limbaugh to be correct.

According to their Form 990, the BH&C Foundation has only 11 full time employees and 34 independent contractors who made more than $100K yet somehow spent a whopping $29M on employee salaries, benefits and independent contractors and another $49M on, amongst other things, travel ($9M), fundraising/conferences ($9M), rent on a building that they now own ($4.M), office expenses for 11 full time employees ($4.5M) and "other expenses" ($8.5M).

Take in $100 million, give $80 away. to who? Who cares. just funnel it to somebody doing "charity". Write off the taxes, pocket $20 mil. a year. It's the CLinton's gravy train.

Actually, if you look at the 2013 IRS Form 990 for the Bill Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation (its actual legal name, something that the MSM never reports) it is much worse than that: That year the BH&C Clinton Foundation had revenue of $144M, Expenses of $84.6M of which $8.8M was used for grants. The foundation also ended up with $247M in assets at the end of 2013.

So all told, The BH&C Clinton Foundation donated only 10% of what they spent in 2013 to charitable or government causes and only 3% of their total assets.

And people still support Hillary why...???

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