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|Oct-27-16|| ||john barleycorn: <saffuna: ...
Right. Experts who will likely soon be President of the United States.>
There is a difference between an expert and a runner for US president. But what do you want? Expert advice? A speech of a potential future US president? Or an <Irada> wisdom at 10 cents per word?
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: <The fee is halved for corporations, who will lower their tax burden by 50% on the money paid to Bill or Hill. >|
You think corporations pay 50% on profits? Fortune 500 corporations pay around an average of 20%. Some don't pay any at all.
<I don't mind her speaking for their foundation and getting paid, but during an election campaign she shouldn't be speaking for personal income.>
She doesn't. She stopped making paid speeches when she declared for the presidency. The only candidate I know who continued making paid speeches while a candidate was Ben Carson.
|Oct-27-16|| ||Petrosianic: <A couple of people I spoke to went and said it was very good, plus a question and answer period at the end.>|
Did he repeat the old "Scotty Dealing Drugs" yarn?"
<All that, and for a lot less than $100K, I imagine.>
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: <There is a difference between an expert and a runner for US president. But what do you want? Expert advice? A speech of a potential future US president? >|
Potential US president.
Though Bill Clinton also receives huge fees, and I doubt he will be president again.
|Oct-27-16|| ||TheFocus: <john barleycorn: Hillary Clinton got 69 today. Bill, enjoy if you can>|
When Bill said, "I have never had sex with that woman", I thought he meant with Hillary.
|Oct-27-16|| ||HeMateMe: <She doesn't. She stopped making paid speeches when she declared for the presidency>|
Then what are you complaining about? The monies then go to her foundation. By law, to remain tax exempt, they have to distribute such monies, 90-95% of it, within a year, to charitable causes. Theirs is probably one of the most scrutinized foundations in the world. Every FOX commentator trying to make their bones is sniffing at the Dems, particularly the Clintons, for something they can use on air. The foundation is a job to keep Chel out of the house.
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: <Then what are you complaining about? The monies then go to her foundation. >|
No, that is not right. They were personal income.
|Oct-27-16|| ||john barleycorn: <saffuna: ...
Potential US president. ...>
Ok, do not let Trump know about it.
|Oct-27-16|| ||john barleycorn: < TheFocus: ...
When Bill said, "I have never had sex with that woman", I thought he meant with Hillary.>
Because numbers above 10 give her serious problems?
|Oct-27-16|| ||cormier: Gospel: "It can not be that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem"|
|Oct-27-16|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|Oct-27-16|| ||ljfyffe: <OCF> and < diceman> sure know how to deal with 'liberal liars'; they simply out lie them.|
|Oct-27-16|| ||perfidious: <saffuna....if (Clinton) really wants to be President as much as it appears, she should have avoided these appearances of conflict.>|
Come to ordinary people, you are correct of course, but she inhabits that rarefied world of 'special privilege'.
|Oct-27-16|| ||Boomie: ->
<Payback? Russia Gets Hacked, Revealing Putin Aide's Secrets>
If history has taught us anything, it's that anyone can be hacked. No matter how *secure* Clinton's email server was, it could have been hacked. So we are quibbling over how easy it was to hack her email? Why do we waste time over such inconsequential issues when we should be discussing policies and records?
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: How about the "Purloined Letter" strategy?
Set up an account with absolutely no security. Hackers will see it and figure, "There can't be anything important there, otherwise it would be protected."
|Oct-27-16|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
<WILL HILL-DAWG START WORLD WAR III?>
Vote in my forum if you have an informed opinion, and also if you are merely a crank.
All votes are counted, and multiple votes accepted.
Vote now, vote often.
|Oct-27-16|| ||HeMateMe: Bill Jeff was a voice of reason as president. We bombed the S* out of Serbia to get Milosevic out, but did not put troops in Serbia. We were part of the UN peacekeeping force in Bosnia, but that was to keep combatants separated. When a company of Russian infantry showed up (to provide moral support for their fellow serbs) our field commander immediately moved his guys five miles away from the Russians. All good moves.|
I expect the same reasoned, conservative strategy from Hillary. If a no fly zone means we have to shoot down a Russian MIG or supply plane, then we can't have a no fly zone. World peace (and survival of our species) is more important than the present plight of the Syrians.
I think Hillary spoke about "a no fly zone" just to have something concrete to hang her hat on, in the debate, something that was related to helping the civilians and refugees in the area. Trump is apparently doing well with military voters so Hillary had to at least have something that showed a willingness to act, should it be necessary. Cooler heads will prevail, when she can settle into the job.
If they do put up such a zone they better be damn sure in advance that Russia isn't planning on crossing it.
I think Trump has promised an expansion of the military, which is why he has the support of a lot of senior people. They know Trump probably couldn't find Syria on the map unless there were plans to build a hotel or golf course there, they just like him because he'll appropriate money their way.
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: Trump complains that it was illegal for NBC to release the Access Hollywood video.|
Trump criticizes the contents of the Wikileaks emails in every speech.
No contradicion there, no way.
|Oct-27-16|| ||al wazir: <saffuna: If people want to pay Hillary Clinton $300K to give a speech, knowing she is a likely future president, it's fair to ask what those people expect in return.>|
You might better ask <If people want to pay George W. Bush $100K to give a speech, knowing he will never again hold office, it's fair to ask what those people expect in return.>
<Since 2009, POLITICO has found, Bush has given at least 200 paid speeches and probably many more, typically pocketing $100,000 to $175,000 per appearance. The part-time work, which rarely requires more than an hour on stage, has earned him tens of millions of dollars.> http://www.politico.com/story/2015/...
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: I guess I haven't kept up with the going rate for speeches by former or future US presidents.|
|Oct-27-16|| ||Boomie: If there needs to be a no fly zone, it should apply to the Turks. They have no business being in Syria in the first place. Plus they are bombing the Kurds, who are the only ones actually fighting ISIS on the ground. The Russians were invited by the Syrians. Nobody else has any legal standing to be there.|
The US has no business in Syria and is primarily responsible for creating the whole mess there. The US dismissed the Iraqi army, which fed the IS ranks with military men bent on revenge. There would be no ISIS without them. Then they compounded the situation by trying to overthrow the Syrian government by using al Qaida remnants. This created the current chaotic situation there. Does anyone know what the US interests in all this is? None of it makes any sense to me.
|Oct-27-16|| ||al wazir: <Armed antigovernment protesters led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from the takeover of a federally owned wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last winter.|
The surprise acquittals of all seven defendants in Federal District Court was a blow to government prosecutors, who had argued that the Bundys and five of their followers used force and threats of violence to occupy the reserve. But the jury appeared swayed by the defendants’ contention that they were protesting government overreach and posed no threat to the public.> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/u...
But the acquittal refutes the Bundys' charge of government overreach.
|Oct-27-16|| ||saffuna: Right. At least they can't claim they were railroaded.|
But one of the lawyers was tackled by marshals at the end of the session for refusing to stop arguing about the manner of release of the defendants.
They'd been acquitted. Total success. Then scream about the way they will be released.
|Oct-28-16|| ||HeMateMe: Its odd, when SC justice Clarence Thomas is in the news, it's usually bad news:|
|Oct-28-16|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <jessicafischerqueen: WILL HILL-DAWG START WORLD WAR III?>|
<A Clinton presidency for its part should know better than overestimate Russia’s financial “weakness.”
The national debt of Russia is only 17.7 percent of GDP; for the US it is a whopping 104.17 percent of GDP, or $19.2 trillion. Russia in 2015 had a trade surplus of $150 billion, while the US had a trade deficit of $531.5 billion. The current account surplus of Russia was 5.1 percent of GDP, or 65.8 billion, while the US ran a current account deficit of 484.1 billion, or 2.7 percent of GDP.
Besides, Russia has all the natural resources it needs; unlike the US government, which believes it needs an empire of bases overseas and ten aircraft carrier task forces to secure the resources it lacks.
Moreover, as much as the Pentagon may continue to be infested by neocon cells, sound generals are also able to identify key Russian signals – such as the unveiling of the RS-28 Sarmat nuclear missile, which NATO calls Satan 2. The Sarmat delivers monster warheads of 40 megatons; boasts a top speed of seven kilometers per second; and is able to outfox any anti-missile shield system anywhere.>
That's why Hillary will be 'instructed' to keep her powder dry.
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