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happygambler34 109 posts  |  Last Activity: May 26, 2016 4:54 PM Member since: Sep 27, 2000
  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 26, 2016 4:54 PM Flag

    Clinton campaign's email defense takes hits from all sides after IG report

    Hillary Clinton’s myriad statements explaining her exclusive use of personal email for official business while secretary of state are coming under heavy fire from all sides in the wake of a damaging inspector general report – and her campaign’s insistence the report proves her practices were nothing unusual is being met with similar criticism.

    Top Republicans from presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump to House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed Clinton over the report, accusing her of breaking agency rules to “serve her own interests” and putting security at “risk” in the process. But aside from shows of support from Democratic allies on Capitol Hill, other prominent voices in Washington were similarly unsparing toward the Democratic presidential front-runner.

    The headline on The Washington Post’s editorial Thursday blared, “Clinton’s Inexcusable, Willful Disregard For The Rules.”

    The board wrote that the State Department inspector general audit makes clear her email use “was not a casual oversight,” and Clinton “ignored” repeated warnings to use official communications.

    In March 2015, Clinton described her email set-up as a “matter of convenience,” and insisted, “It was allowed.”

    But the report, which was formally released Thursday, said investigators found no evidence Clinton “requested or obtained guidance or approval” to conduct official business on her personal email account or server despite having an “obligation” to discuss this. The report said had she notified the appropriate offices, they would not have approved her “exclusive reliance” on a personal account.

    The audit said employees also were instructed to use “approved, secure methods” to send information known as “sensitive but unclassified” – yet emails on Clinton’s account “regularly contained information marked as SBU.”

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 26, 2016 10:12 AM Flag

    Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs

    Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers.

    The unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP).  

    That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.

    “To date, there are two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,” said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. “According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.”

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 25, 2016 11:46 AM Flag

    STUPIDITY...IGNORANCE ...AND INCOMPETENCE JUDGEMENT....

    Buns Intended to coverup none-transparency....and that's what you want as a president, who doesn't even plan to be in charge of economic policy!!!!

  • STUPIDITY...IGNORANCE ...AND INCOMPETENCE JUDGEMENT

    The State Department’s independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the “security risks in doing so.”

    The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure federal record laws are followed.

    The report says she should have printed and saved her emails during her four years in office or surrendered her work-related correspondence immediately upon stepping down in February 2013. Instead, Clinton provided those records in December 2014, nearly two years after leaving office.

    The report found that a top Clinton aide was warned in 2010 that the system may not properly preserve records but dismissed those worries, indicating that the system had passed legal muster. But the inspector general said it could not show evidence of a review by legal counsel.

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    The last words of Ronald Reagan‏

    by happygambler34 May 24, 2016 10:44 AM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 24, 2016 4:43 PM Flag

    And BJ laughed aat 1993 WTC terrorist attack he thought was transformer explosion....only technical failure prevented both towers from falling killing more than 30,000.

    And Bj laughed at USS Cole Islamic jihad attack, killing and injuring numerous U.S. sailors.

    And BJ laughed at African embassy bombings killing 224 folks and injuring 100's more (including US personal.

    And BJ laughed at the Sudan turning down an offer from the Sudanese government to arrest and hand over Osama bin Laden.

    BUMSMELL!!!

  • happygambler34 by happygambler34 May 24, 2016 10:44 AM Flag

    I don't know whether or not you watched the memorial service for Ronald Reagan, but if you did, you probably noticed that Bill and Hillary were both dozing off.

    President Ronald Reagan, who never missed a chance for a good one-liner, raised his head out of his casket and said...... 

    "I see the Clintons are finally
    Sleeping together…

  • Hillary Clinton has never been asked whether she verbally intimidated alleged rape survivor Juanita Broaddrick. Nor has Clinton been asked whether she spearheaded the so-called "nuts and sluts" strategy to silence and intimidate women who alleged affairs with or sexual abuse by Bill Clinton.
    The books "Hell to Pay" by Barbara Olson and "No One Left to Lie To" by Christopher Hitchens depict Hillary Clinton as the puppet master behind the hiring of lawyers and private detectives to dig up dirt on her husband's accusers. Bolstering the credibility of Hitchens' book is a foreword written by respected historian Douglas Brinkley, a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and other networks.
    Is this true?
    Attorney Larry Klayman, who worked in the U.S. Justice Department, runs Freedom Watch, a government watchdog group. He founded Judicial Watch, also a watchdog group, which was, at one time, known as Bill Clinton's "nemesis." But Judicial Watch also filed lawsuits against President George W. Bush's administration for its alleged improprieties.
    Klayman has represented nearly all of Bill Clinton's best-known accusers, including Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers and Dolly Kyle Browning.
    George Stephanopoulos was part of that. James Carville was part of it. And the purpose of the war room -- and Stephanopoulos ... of course ... doesn't want to discuss this -- was to destroy any woman that would challenge Bill Clinton, because she knew, undoubtedly, that if her husband didn't make it to the White House, that someday she wouldn't make it to the White House, either. ... She wanted to protect her own interests, and to do that she had to destroy the women who she knew were going to come forward and reveal the alleged sexual harassment and rape, and the intimidation that was about ready to be leveled against these women to keep them quiet."
    Elder: "What can you tell us about what Hillary did? What was her role in all of this?"
    Klayman: "We know from the various women who had contact. Some of them had contact with Hillary Clinton in Arkansas. They know her way of doing business. ... And Stephanopoulos and Carville himself effectively admitted it when they did that documentary, 'The War Room.' It was Hillary who was at the top of that. She was the one who called the shots. And the private detectives who were sicced on these women ... were hired by Hillary Clinton. I took the deposition of (one) and confirmed that (he was) hired through Hillary's lawyer. So there's a lot of different evidence here, direct and circumstantial, that places Hillary at the center of these acts against the women."

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 23, 2016 3:10 PM Flag

    Hogwash...it was a flatout rape as Davide Shippers Chicago democrat machine politician) condluded during his prosecution of BJ Clinton's impeacjment investigation, and docmented in his book "Sellout"

    https://enDOTwikipedia.org/wiki/Juanita_Broaddrick

    Rumors circulated about Broaddrick's allegations for many years, but she refused to speak to the media and, as "Jane Doe #5,"[1] filed an affidavit with Paula Jones' lawyers stating that the rumors were unfounded.[2] (See Road to public disclosure.) In an interview with Dateline NBC, that aired on February 24, 1999, Broaddrick claimed she had indeed been raped by Clinton.[3]

    Broaddrick first met Clinton when he made a visit to her nursing home during his 1978 gubernatorial campaign. Broaddrick wanted to volunteer for the campaign, and says Clinton invited her to stop by the campaign office in Little Rock.[4] She contacted the office a few weeks later while in the area for a nursing home conference. Clinton said he would not be in the campaign office that day and suggested they meet at her hotel’s coffee shop instead. Upon his arrival, however, he allegedly requested that they instead have coffee in her room to avoid a crowd of reporters in the lobby. Broaddrick agreed.[3]

    Broaddrick says the two spoke briefly in her room, with Clinton describing plans to renovate a prison visible from her window if he became governor. Then, according to Broaddrick, Clinton suddenly kissed her.[3] Broaddrick says she pushed Clinton away and told him she was married and not interested, but he persisted. As recounted in the NBC interview:[3]

    Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen but he wouldn’t listen to me. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.”

    When asked if there was any way Clinton could have thought it was consensual, Broaddrick said “No, not with what I told him and with how I tried to push him away. It was not consensual.”[3]

    Broaddrick shared the hotel room with her friend and employee Norma Rodgers. Rodgers attended a conference seminar that morning, and says she returned to their room to find Broaddrick on the bed “in a state of shock,” her pantyhose torn in the crotch and her lip swollen as though she had been hit.[4] Rogers says Broaddrick told her Clinton had "forced himself on her."[4] Rogers helped Broaddrick ice her lip, and then the women left Little Rock. Rogers said that Broaddrick was very upset on the way home and blamed herself for letting Clinton in the room.

  • Reacting to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell claiming on Thursday that her 1999 rape accusation against Bill Clinton was “discredited,” Juanita Broaddrick blasted the reporter: “Andrea is obviously mad at me for exposing her rudeness and bias when she called me this year. I think being a lapdog for Hillary Clinton discredits Andrea Mitchell and NBC as journalists!”

    In a World Net Daily interview on Wednesday, Broaddrick described a recent phone call in which Mitchell “told Juanita condescendingly, ‘We’re not going to air anything with you because you have nothing new to add.’”

    Broaddrick called out the network for contradicting its own reporting:

    Nothing has changed from the detailed investigation NBC did into my story in 1999 before airing myDateline interview with Lisa Myers....And if NBC now thinks my experience has been ‘discredited,’ why would Andrea Mitchell call me to ask me for any new information about my encounter with Hillary after the assault?And why wouldn’t Andrea Mitchell have written her own news story explaining exactly how I’ve been discredited? Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea.

    On Thursday’s evening newscasts, ABC and CBS followed Mitchell’s lead in claiming Broaddrick’s allegation was“decades-old and discredited.”   

    WHAT ELSE WOULD WE EXPECT FROM THE DNC'S (DEMOCRAT NEWS CORPS)

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 4:10 PM Flag

    Donald Trump was never asked
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    Don't be shy.....ask him....

    SKUMSMELLS

  • President Obama’s former defense secretary Robert Gates accused the White House on Thursday of “semantic backflips” for refusing to use the word “combat” to describe U.S. troops’ fight against the Islamic State, in the wake of another casualty.

    "I think that is incredibly unfortunate not to speak openly about what is going on," Gates said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

    He continued, "American troops are in action. They are being killed, they are in combat and these semantic backflips to avoid using the term ‘combat’ is a disservice to those who are out there putting their lives on the line."

    Gates speculated that the reason for avoiding the term is political, as it fits the narrative that combat operations in Iraq have ended. He said current Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledges the troops are in combat, and it’s “unfortunate” the White House can’t do the same.

    Carter indeed confirmed earlier this month the military had suffered a “combat death” after Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, a Navy SEAL, was killed near Irbil, Iraq by ISIS fire.

    He was the third American servicemember to die in combat in Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS.

    But asked May 3 about the casualty and whether it’s an indication U.S. forces are getting closer to combat, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest drew a distinction.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 2:35 PM Flag

    Elder: "The most serious allegation, of course, is the one by Juanita Broaddrick. She claims that when Bill Clinton was Arkansas attorney general, he raped her, and two weeks later, at some campaign function, Hillary came up to her and verbally intimidated her, saying things to her, according to Broaddrick, that made it clear: Keep your mouth shut, or else."

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 2:14 PM Flag

    Ronald Reagan was never asked
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    Gee, do you suppose Nancy has a chance oF be elected POTUS!!!!!!

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 1:08 PM Flag

    The Trashing of Bill's Accusers: What Did Hillary Do -- and Why Did She Do It?

    Hillary Clinton has never been asked whether she verbally intimidated alleged rape survivor Juanita Broaddrick. Nor has Clinton been asked whether she spearheaded the so-called "nuts and sluts" strategy to silence and intimidate women who alleged affairs with or sexual abuse by Bill Clinton.
    The books "Hell to Pay" by Barbara Olson and "No One Left to Lie To" by Christopher Hitchens depict Hillary Clinton as the puppet master behind the hiring of lawyers and private detectives to dig up dirt on her husband's accusers. Bolstering the credibility of Hitchens' book is a foreword written by respected historian Douglas Brinkley, a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and other networks.

    Attorney Larry Klayman has represented nearly all of Bill Clinton's best-known accusers, including Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers and Dolly Kyle Browning.

    Reporter Larry Elder recently asked him about Hillary's role, if any, in impugning these women.

    Elder: "Why do you suppose has Hillary never -- to my knowledge -- been asked, point-blank, 'Did you or did you not verbally intimidate an alleged rape survivor by the name Juanita Broaddrick, as she alleges you did?'"
    Klayman: "I don't think anybody's had the guts to do it. ... But the hard reality here is ... Hillary Clinton started what was called the 'war room.' ... This is ... in the campaign of 1992, which elected her husband. George Stephanopoulos was part of that. James Carville was part of it. And the purpose of the war room -- and Stephanopoulos ... of course ... doesn't want to discuss this -- was to destroy any woman that would challenge Bill Clinton, because she knew, undoubtedly, that if her husband didn't make it to the White House, that someday she wouldn't make it to the White House, either. ... She wanted to protect her own interests, and to do that she had to destroy the women who she knew were going to come forward and reveal the alleged sexual harassment and rape, and the intimidation that was about ready to be leveled against these women to keep them quiet."
    Elder: "What can you tell us about what Hillary did? What was her role in all of this?"

    Klayman: "We know from the various women who had contact. Some of them had contact with Hillary Clinton in Arkansas. They know her way of doing business. ... And Stephanopoulos and Carville himself effectively admitted it when they did that documentary, 'The War Room.' It was Hillary who was at the top of that. She was the one who called the shots. And the private detectives who were sicced on these women ... were hired by Hillary Clinton. I took the deposition of (one) and confirmed that (he was) hired through Hillary's lawyer. So there's a lot of different evidence here, direct and circumstantial, that places Hillary at the center of these acts against the women."

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 19, 2016 12:52 PM Flag

    EXCLUSIVE–Juanita Broaddrick: NBC Removed Bombshell Charge That Hillary Tried to Silence Rape Victim

    She charges that NBC went so far as to re-film that portion of the interview, with Myers asking the same question anew and Broaddrick sidestepping the Hillary meeting in the new response.

    “We were sitting on my couch,” Broaddrick recalled of the interview. “All the cameras were behind me. She asked some question about whether I was intimidated or threatened by anyone, and I started right in with the meeting with Hillary while we were filming the interview.

    “And almost as soon as I started to explain, one of the staffers, I believe he was a producer, came rushing in and said, ‘No, no. We can’t go there.’”

    Broaddrick said Myers re-asked the question for the camera and the following exchange, which made the final cut, took place:

    Lisa Myers: Did Bill Clinton or anyone near him ever threaten you, try to intimidate you, do anything to keep you silent?

    Juanita Broaddrick: No.

    Myers: This has been strictly your choice.

    Broaddrick: Yes.

    Broaddrick, inexperienced in media relations, explained to Breitbart News why she gave an altered answer the second time around.

    “I didn’t do interviews before and I’m not a lawyer. I thought from the sound of what the NBC staffer was saying that there was some legal reason why we couldn’t talk about Hillary and that we just couldn’t go there for legal reasons.”

    NBC News did not provide Breitbart News with a statement about Broaddrick’s accusations despite being given five business days to do so.

    Two weeks ago, Broaddrick tweeted about the alleged rape, generating a new flurry of news media activity.

    She told Breitbart News that NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell called her personally last week and started to question her about Hillary Clinton during a recorded phone interview.

    “While she was recording the conversation she started questioning me. She turned cold for a minute and said how do I know that Hillary meant that I should stay silent? Mitchell was questioning my sincerity on what I was saying. And she hasn’t put the interview on the air.”

  • Nothing new under the sun....but don't espct the LAMESTREAM media to ever investigate it and/or report it,

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used the word "rape" Wednesday evening to describe alleged sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton. 

    Trump made the comment during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. The real estate mogul was answering questions about an unflattering story published this past weekend by The New York Times involving his relationships with women when he turned his attention to Bill Clinton.

    "By the way, you know, it's not like the worst things, OK," Trump said. "You look at what Clinton's gone through with all of the problems and all of the things that he's done."

    Hannity went on to question whether the newspaper would interview women including Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey. All three have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.

    "In one case, it's about exposure. In another case, it's about groping and fondling and touching against a woman's will," Hannity said.
    "And rape," Trump responded.

    "And rape," Hannity repeated.
    In response, Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said Trump was "doing what he does best, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the American people through the mud for his own gain. If that’s the kind of campaign he wants to run that’s his choice."

    Allegations of womanizing, extramarital affairs and abuse have trickled out over the course of Bill Clinton's political life, including what his campaign referred to as "bimbo eruptions" when he first ran for president in 1992.

    More allegations of misbehavior emerged after investigators in 1997 started looking into Clinton's sexual encounters with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was impeached over the Lewinsky affair.

    In 1998, he agreed to an $850,000 settlement with Jones, an Arkansas state worker, who had accused Clinton of exposing himself and making indecent propositions when Clinton was the state's governor. The settlement included no apology or admission of guilt.

    Broaddrick, a nurse, in 1999 claimed she was raped by then-state Attorney General Clinton at a Little Rock hotel in 1978. Kathleen Willey, a White House volunteer, claimed

    Clinton fondled her when she met privately with him at the White House in 1993 to seek a job.

    Clinton denied the allegations by Broaddrick and Willey.

    Trump has made clear in recent weeks that he intends to make Bill Clinton's sexual history a key campaign issue, describing him at rallies and on social media as "the worst abuser of women in the history of politics" and labeling his wife an "enabler."

  • Reply to

    Benghazi Committee Laughs at Faggy -- AGAIN

    by debka_file May 16, 2016 11:13 AM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 16, 2016 5:23 PM Flag

    Time to defund the military. Bunch of useless GOVT HIRED HANDS.
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    Exactly what LOTUS has been doing for 7 years

    Today, the vast majority of Marine Corps aircraft can’t fly. The reasons behind the grounding of these aircraft include the toll of long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the fight against ISIS and budget cuts precluding the purchase of the parts needed to fix an aging fleet, according to dozens of Marines interviewed by Fox News at two air stations in the Carolinas this week.

    Out of 276 F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters in the Marine Corps inventory, only about 30% are ready to fly, according to statistics provided by the Corps. Similarly, only 42 of 147 heavy-lift CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters are airworthy.

    U.S. military spending has dropped from $691 billion in 2010 to $560 billion in 2015. The cuts came just as the planes were returning from 15 years of war, suffering from overuse and extreme wear and tear. Many highly trained mechanics in the aviation depots left for jobs in the private sector.

  • Reply to

    A small town MICHIGAN NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL

    by happygambler34 May 16, 2016 12:39 PM
    happygambler34 happygambler34 May 16, 2016 5:12 PM Flag

    ignoring the people of Flint for 2 years
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    How much jail time will issued to the EPA bureaucrats who swept it under the covers for way way longer than 2 years?

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 16, 2016 5:06 PM Flag

    watch the disasters unfolding in Colorado and Washington state. Both legalized pot a couple years ago with the promise that pot tax money would bring tax revenue increases and better-educated children.

    The negative side effects of marijuana in Colorado are real. Recent federally funded reports show that:

    The majority of DUI drug arrests involve marijuana.

    Youth consumption has increased.

    Drug-related suspensions/expulsions (mostly for marijuana) increased 32 percent over a five-year period.

    The number of college users has increased.

    Almost 50 percent of Denver arrestees tested positive for marijuana.

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    Marijuana-related emergency room visits increased 57 percent from 2011 to 2013.

    Marijuana-related hospitalizations increased 82 percent since 2008.

    Pot-positive traffic fatalities doubled between 2007 and 2012, a trend that’s continued to this day.

    Big Pot — the next Big Tobacco — peddles the notion that by legalizing pot, the black market for the drug dries up. That’s not what has happened, as I predicted long ago. State pot stores charge more than black marketers who don’t have to pass the cost of the tax onto willing customers.

    So the black market, composed of criminal gangs and cartels, thrives. Even pot smokers can figure out that you can buy cheaper dope from the unlicensed seller than from the state-sanctioned store.

    And when Big Pot pushes high-potency pot products such as marijuana gummies, candy and soda, as they do in Colorado and Washington State, you start to realize that they are marketing a highly addictive product to children. Sound familiar?

    And the bad news isn’t confined to the states with risky legalization schemes. According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the legalization of marijuana and quadrupling in the use of prescriptions drugs since 1999 has resulted in increasing threats to road safety nationwide. Almost 40 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs, which rivals the numbers of drivers who died with alcohol in their systems.

    The recent findings by the Journal of Addiction from Kings College London show that marijuana is highly addictive, causes mental health problems, and is a gateway drug to other illegal and dangerous drugs. That report also found that regular adolescent marijuana users don’t go as far in school as their non-using peers, that they were more likely to use other illegal drugs, that pot use produced intellectual impairment, that its use doubled the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia, and that it increased the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged adults.

  • happygambler34 happygambler34 May 16, 2016 4:59 PM Flag

    To see extenive pages from the book, open the link and click on the picture of the book

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