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This is interesting. No matter how unlikely, I'm sure that if nothing is wrong, Donald doesn't have to fear anything.

And, while you're at it Donnie, how about those tax returns....?

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"Trump has accused Clinton of being corrupted by donors to the Clinton Foundation global charity founded by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, while she was U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Clinton has dismissed Trump’s allegation as a political smear."

This is interesting: "BREAKING NEWS: Billionaire Clinton Foundation Donor Given Favors But Denied Entry Into U.S."

( actually 2 weeks ago, from author, columnist and journalist H.A. Goodman)

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Wow. If this were Hillary, the Republicans would be screaming for the next few years about how she is a certified criminal.

I expect mostly silence and/or excuses.

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Meanwhile... the Clinton Foundation.

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So not only is Trump a traitor and a possible Commie spy, but now it's revealed that he's committed fraud against Americans. A true patriot and the true hero that Repubs deserve

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Exactly: Meanwhile, the Clinton foundation in FY 2014 spent 88% of its revenues on charity work (totaling 242,000,000 that year) and 12% on overhead, spending about $2 for every $100 raised (totaling $325,000,000 that year), leading Charity Watch to give it an A ranking. Also, over the eight-year period ending in 2014, the Clintons donated $14.8 million to the Clinton Foundation. Now, that's a charity. https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-and-metrics/bill-hillary-chelsea-clinton-foundation/478

The Trump Foundation? - It's clearly a slush fund for Trump to look generous using other people's money. Trump has not made a donation to his foundation since 2008.

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All Americans should be ashamed at politically motivated "criminal" investigations, which this seems to be. No irregularities are cited, yet Trump's foundation is being investigated in the name of justice just before an election. This is what banana republics do, and it's sad to see how many Americans are fine with that.

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Let's see Trump, a man who frequently bragged about playing the money card with politicians, illegally donated $25,000 to the Attorney General of Florida. She had ultimate responsibility for deciding whether or not investigate his bogus university. Shorty thereafter the department lost interest in the investigation. If this were Clinton, Republicans would be firing up multiple investigations and demanding she be prosecuted.

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Political. and anyway like we don't know that big money talks in the US and all top politicos have money and top businessmen have political influence.

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No irregularities are cited

Maybe not in this article, but the Washington Post has been investigating Trump's 'charity' extensively

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-donald-trump-retooled-his-charity-to-spend-other-peoples-money/2016/09/10/da8cce64-75df-11e6-8149-b8d05321db62_story.html

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Guccifer 2.0 Leaks DNC 'Pay-To-Play' Donor List

Hey Eric Schneiderman, you're barking up the wrong TREE!

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Who else is on his payroll? If these charges are true then he has a lot to answer for. In the interests of the election we should have an investigation done quickly, but we need to be sensitive of the timing. We need to have Bondi's documents examined and full access to her emails, as well as those from her assistants. Now Trump hasn't been charged yet, but if convicted he would be a criminal running for President. Maybe he should do the decent thing and step down.

By all appearances, Trump is guilty. Get ready for orange hair in an orange jumpsuit.

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By all appearances, Trump is guilty. Get ready for orange hair in an orange jumpsuit.

The guy is a certified criminal ROFL LOL (Benghazi)

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Laguna

If those numbers are correct (and I'm sure they are), the Clinton Foundation has really been doing good. As I've said before, Bill Clinton would be crazy to establish such a foundation for his or his wife's own benefit knowing the level of scrutiny that it would receive. Now it seems that Trump's 'foundation' is the dodgy one!

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Scrutiny. I had a case of that once.

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serendipitous, they do great work. Unlike most charities, which collect money and then donate it to others who actually implement action, the Clinton Foundation does most of their own work themselves. They focus on well-being initiatives in Africa and Haiti including education and health, sustainable farming, and entrepreneurialism. Even those well-intentioned individuals who dislike the Clintons admire the work the Clinton Foundation does.

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I just found a video of Trump exposing his opponent's lies. It's scathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSE-XoVKaXg

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Strangerland

Classic stuff! That's just what we need to tie things all together and confirm what we know!

He may actually have that rare disease called, 'Degenerative Oral Narcissistic Amnesiac Lunatic Disorder'!!

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Well seeing as we are pointing out disorders, here's hillarys take on telling the truth!! < https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/5-most-outrageous-things-hillary-191229840.html>

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Stranger - thanks for the link! It was hilarious, especially when Vicente Fox said "I'm not going to pay for that effing wall," ha ha, lol

Hey, like Nick Conklin said in Black Rain, "You want dirt, go to city hall." ( or in this case, the Clinton Foundation.

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@Serrano Don't you think it's interesting that the video Strangerland posted shows how many times Trump has pivoted (softened? flip-flopped? flat out lied?) on so many issues? And don't you think it's hilarious that Trump is so vulgar? ha ha lol Trump U too, rofl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSE-XoVKaXg

Why won't Trump release his tax info? Why won't he release his actual health info? After all, he's over 70 and long packed on far too many pounds.

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Nick Conklin was a dirty cop that stole money from drug dealers. Oh and no way that Harley outran the GSXR, typical Hollywood nonsense. A bit like Donald Trump running for president

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"Nick Conklin was a dirty cop that stole money from drug dealers"

Yeah,he took money, but he wasn't proud of it, and he admitted his crime to his Japanese partner, who said theft is theft - there is no gray area. Well, hey, Hillary Clinton is one big gray area.

And this is interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uT68riwrFI If the link doesn't work, it's "70 minutes of Hillary Clinton lies!!!!!"

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As opposed to Trump that is proud of stealing money. Perhaps your trademark inverted Predictions are bang on once again. Trump for prison! Besides I hear Bernie Madhoff could use the company ...

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It must be disheartening for Hillary supporters to see the explosion of uploads on Youtube from people offended by people in Hillary's basket of deplorables. Here's a good one from an African American:

"Hillary Clinton Versus A Basket Of Deplorables, Well Not Really!!!" ( A.D. Bell )

And here's a whole bunch of Asians in Hillary's basket! -

"Asian Basket of Deplorables for Trump" ( Ihana Suloinen )

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SerranoSEP. 14, 2016 - 10:12PM JST

It must be disheartening for Hillary supporters to see the explosion of uploads on Youtube from people offended by people in Hillary's basket of deplorables.

Not as disheartening, I wouldn't have thought, as it must be for a sane, sensible Republican to reflect on the fact that no matter how many smart, gifted people there are in the party or how weak Clinton is as a candidate, the best they have to throw at her is Donald Trump and that she's not miles behind in the polls.

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Here's a good one from an African American

It's just so awkward to hear Republicans talk about black people. Hey look at my African American over there! And look at this African American person on YouTube talking about Hillary! Isn't he good?

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illegally donated $25,000 to the Attorney General of Florida

Is that what we're calling bribes these days?

Anyways, it is a shame that there is no way this cannot be political and it really really shouldn't be.

Money in politics is one thing. Scamming marks of their hard earned dough quite another.

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It's just so awkward to hear Republicans talk about black people.

How so? Is it awkward for you because it goes against your own biases against republicans. I'm sure it would be less awkward for you if they talked about black people in a manner that your preconceived ideas have prepared you for.

Hey look at my African American over there!

Sounds like something a white liberal would say. The democrats have claimed ownership of the black community and have appropriated its "victimization" as a tool to advance their liberal agenda. When white liberals want to boost their street creds a guaranteed strategy is to say "Hey look at my African American over there!"

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The democrats have claimed ownership of the black community ...

Ownership of "the black community?" -- Surely, this has to be one of the most bizarro-world statements ever posted on JT.

In reality, liberals -- starting with FDR -- have claimed a sense of responsibility for the problems that plague communities where large numbers live below the poverty line. We have had the audacity to believe that government OF the people can be a powerful force to improve things. You know, active involvement rather than leaving things to the "unseen hand" of market forces and the magic of tax cuts for the wealthy.

Whatever time Trump wants to return America to that was "great," i'm betting the top marginal tax rate was above 50% on the wealthiest Americans.

...and have appropriated its "victimization" as a tool to advance their liberal agenda.

I do not know how victimization is "appropriated" -- another VERY bizarre thought-construct. The more that liberal programs -- like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc -- have improved the lot of Americans on the lower end of the economic curve, it would be fair to claim that the "liberal agenda" has been a positive good.

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Yabits

As a Jew, I have always found being lectured to by right wing Christians off all stripes what is best for me and all Jews, and how, as Jews me, my relatives, and my people, can improve ourselves quite helpful, indeed lauditory.

I very much appreciate their altruistic desire to improve me -- and all Jews-- in their image, and and amazed at how much they get us! Really, they speak for me better than I ever could, and indeed, even when I think I disagree with them.

Because they have it right. They know whats best for me, and if I would only just listen, I'd realize how stupid I and all jews have been.

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@Black Sabbath if I would only just listen,

George Lakoff wrote 'Conservatism is based on a strict father model while liberalism is centered around a nurturant parent model'. Lakoff's take on how the right uses language more effectively than the left to manipulate its followers is spot on. Some JT readers could do a dissertation on how language is used by posters here. Textbook stuff. And interesting, too.

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@PTownsend

Lakeoff is ok if you don't take him too seriously, IMO.

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Sounds like something a white liberal would say.

No it doesn't. Because it wasn't. The only example of someone saying this is a white Republican - and their leader at that. It doesn't 'sound like' something a white republican would say, it is something a white republican said.

The democrats have claimed ownership of the black community ...

I think the black community would have something to say about ownership of them.

And doesn't this comment prove case in point the point being made, about being awkward hearing republicans talk about black people?

When white liberals want to boost their street creds a guaranteed strategy is to say "Hey look at my African American over there!"

Except that no white liberal has ever said that.

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PTownsend: George Lakoff wrote 'Conservatism is based on a strict father model while liberalism is centered around a nurturant parent model'.

Daniel Moynihan said, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."

I always liked that one.

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@SuperLib Thanks

I like Lakoff's explanations of how we use metaphors and language, and how metaphors and language are used to manipulate us.

But I read Brave New World and 1984 when I was young and admit they still affect how I see things.

William Burroughs and Laurie Anderson's Language is a virus... has always been easy for me to accept as real.

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And doesn't this comment prove case in point the point being made, about being awkward hearing republicans talk about black people?

No.

Except that no white liberal has ever said that.

Or so you would like to believe.

Yabits,

The Democratic Party that brought Americans Social Security. medicare, etc. bears no more resemblance to the contemporary Democrats than the party of Lincoln and Emancipation bears to the Tea Party. Both parties are facing a very similar challenge in that more extreme elements within their ranks are maneuvering to usurp the the existing party establishment and replacing it with a system more aligned with their ideology. Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be another FDR in the lot of them.

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And doesn't this comment prove case in point the point being made, about being awkward hearing republicans talk about black people?

No.

You don't think that talking about ownership of black people is awkward? Um, ok...

Or so you would like to believe.

This is really funny. There is zero evidence of any liberal ever using this language. There is all sorts of video proving that the leader of the Republicans used it. And yet, you are trying to disparage liberals for language that has only ever been used by a Republican, and the leader at that. Well, at least we know how ridiculous your leader sounds, since you are disparaging the comment itself.

But your attempt to pin it on liberals is absolutely ridiculous.

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