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Panama Papers Show How Rich United States Clients Hid Millions Abroad

Panama Papers Show How Rich United States Clients Hid Millions Abroad

Over the years, William R. Ponsoldt had earned tens of millions of dollars building a string of successful companies. He had renovated apartment buildings in the New York City area. Bred Arabian horses. Run a yacht club in the Bahamas, a rock quarry in Michigan, an auto-parts company in Canada, even a multibillion-dollar hedge fund. Now, as he neared retirement, Mr. Ponsoldt, of Jensen Beach, Fla., had a special request for Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm well placed in the world of offshore finance: How could he confidentially shift his money into overseas bank accounts and use them to buy real estate and move funds to his children?

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Ahead of California, Sanders Warns Media Against Preemptive Coronation of Clinton

Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Government, Politics with 32 Comments
Ahead of California, Sanders Warns Media Against Preemptive Coronation of Clinton

Sanders said that he will continue to campaign until the last votes are cast in Washington, D.C.’s primary on June 14 and will then bring his message to July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia: “[It] will be a contested convention.”

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Rigged’ 2016 Election Has Voters Feeling Helpless, Unheard, and Ashamed

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Government, Policies, Politics with 5 Comments
Rigged’ 2016 Election Has Voters Feeling Helpless, Unheard, and Ashamed

90 percent of voters lack confidence in the country’s political system while 40 percent went so far as to say that the two-party structure is “seriously broken.”

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Bernie Sanders is Forcing Hillary Clinton to Face Israeli-Palestinian Problem

Bernie Sanders is Forcing Hillary Clinton to Face Israeli-Palestinian Problem

Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun pushing the Democratic Party toward a platform fight over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a departure from his core focus on domestic economic issues that would put pressure on Hillary Clinton to handle a growing divide within her party. The Democratic Party has long had a policy of support for Israel and its government, but consensus on that subject has frayed in recent years.

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Finally an Honest Politician: Congressman Explains How a Lobbyist Tried to Buy Him

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 3 Comments
Finally an Honest Politician: Congressman Explains How a Lobbyist Tried to Buy Him

Rep. Thomas Massie: “He pulled me and my chief of staff into a meeting… He offered to raise the money that would be required to get me on Ways and Means. This is a lobbyist telling me he can get me on Ways and Means.”

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Hillary’s Worst Nightmare? Trump and Sanders Agree to Debate in California

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Government, Politics with 89 Comments
Hillary’s Worst Nightmare? Trump and Sanders Agree to Debate in California

Looks like Hillary Clinton may have made mistake when she turned Bernie Sanders down on his debate proposal. Sanders may now debate Trump instead.

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Bernie Sanders Succeeds in Giving the Democratic Platform Committee a Progressive Majority

Bernie Sanders Succeeds in Giving the Democratic Platform Committee a Progressive Majority

Win or lose in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders said, “we intend to win every delegate that we can so that when we go to Philadelphia in July, we are going to have the votes to put together the strongest progressive agenda that any political party has ever seen.” Sanders has won a sufficient number of delegates—and a sufficient opening in the debate—to influence the shaping of that agenda. And his representatives on the convention’s newly selected platform-writing committee share a commitment to make it profoundly progressive.

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Hey Democrats: Here’s Why a Vote for Hillary Clinton Is Actually a Vote for Donald Trump

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
Hey Democrats: Here’s Why a Vote for Hillary Clinton Is Actually a Vote for Donald Trump

The only effective Democratic challenge to Trump is from Bernie Sanders, who has continuously polled double digits ahead of Trump in a head to head matchup.

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Woman’s Obituary Says She Died So She Wouldn’t Have to Vote for Trump or Clinton

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Government, Politics with 11 Comments
Woman’s Obituary Says She Died So She Wouldn’t Have to Vote for Trump or Clinton

According to one satirical line in a recent obituary, one woman actually did choose death: “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.”

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Why Trump Can Lie 76 Percent of the Time and No One Seems to Care

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Government, Politics with 65 Comments
Why Trump Can Lie 76 Percent of the Time and No One Seems to Care

As far as our political discourse goes, truth, logic, reason and consistency don’t seem to count for very much. The question is why. One simple explanation is that Trump has changed the rules…

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Ex-CIA Spy Admits Tip Led to Nelson Mandela’s Long Imprisonment

Ex-CIA Spy Admits Tip Led to Nelson Mandela’s Long Imprisonment

A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest, beginning the leader’s 27 years behind bars, a report said on Sunday.
Donald Rickard, a former US vice-consul in Durban and CIA operative, told British film director John Irvin that he had been involved in Mandela’s arrest in 1962, which was seen as necessary because the Americans believed he was “completely under the control of the Soviet Union”, according to a report in the Sunday Times newspaper. “He could have incited a war in South Africa, the United States would have to get involved, grudgingly, and things could have gone to hell,” Rickard said. “We were teetering on the brink here and it had to be stopped, which meant Mandela had to be stopped. And I put a stop to it.”

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Welcome to 1984 in 2016

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Government, Politics, Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Welcome to 1984 in 2016

The article examines the current state of politics in the USA in light of the George Orwell dystopian novel, 1984. An interview with Ralph Nader provides the p focus for the analysis and probable or possible outcomes. Nader speaks to Clinton’s secret speeches on Wall Street, and the contract that protects them from disclosure. Civil unrest is probable. A groundswell of mass mobilization is essential.

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Trump Lies 76% of the Time, and No One Cares – Why?

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 13 Comments
Trump Lies 76% of the Time, and No One Cares – Why?

Social scientists observed that truth matters less to people than reinforcement. We reformulate misstatements into truth so they conform to our biases. We do not change our beliefs even in the face of opposing facts (Normalcy bias).

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CLN RADIO NEW EPISODE – Political Intuition and the Current State of Reality

CLN RADIO NEW EPISODE – Political Intuition and the Current State of Reality

Are you wondering what on earth is happening during this time in history? Evidence of upheaval is apparent now more than ever, especially politically. Intuition expert Penney Peirce weighs in on what’s going on.

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Sanders Wins West Virginia Primary (And No, It’s Not Inconsequential)

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Politics with 16 Comments
Sanders Wins West Virginia Primary (And No, It’s Not Inconsequential)

Bolstering his argument that voters in every state deserve a chance to have their preference registered, Bernie Sanders proved too much for rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in West Virginia, a state she carried handily in 2008 when running against Barack Obama.

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