BEGINNING ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT, THE OBAMA FOUNDATION WILL BEGIN A SERIES OF ONE-DAY TRAINING SESSIONS AND ALSO WILL HOST A SUMMIT AIMED AT PROMOTING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AMONG STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS, OFFICIALS SAID WEDNESDAY.
EDITOR’S NOTE: After being exposed as nothing more than a shell corporation for Hillary to sell State Department influence and favors, the Clinton Foundation was forced to close its door amidst heavy scrutiny during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Not be be outdone, Michelle and Barack Obama now have their own foundation and are launching their first-ever “summit” on the high holy day of Satanism, Halloween night. I know it sounds like a story from The Onion, but guess what? It’s not.
In a video, former President Barack Obama said the programming, along with the creation of a fellowship program and the incorporation of his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance into the foundation, is his way of grooming the next generation to “change the world.”
“We’re bringing together hundreds of leaders from all around the world for a hands-on exchange of ideas in my hometown,” Obama says in the video, which was posted to the foundation’s website and emailed to followers Wednesday morning.
“The summit will be a place to gather and learn from one another, and then go back to your communities to lead others in the hard work of change. And it will also help guide our foundation as we continue to design programs that will connect and support the next generation of young leaders here in the United States and around the globe.”
The announcement comes just one day before the foundation’s top brass will meet with the public for the first time to discuss how the Obama Presidential Center will look and what it will offer.
“We’re going to be focusing like a laser beam on this idea of active citizenship, to give people, organizations and communities the skills and the tools that they need to actively engage in positive change,” foundation CEO David Simas said.
On Thursday, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry will visit Chicago on Oct. 31 for the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation. The visit means a reunion with his pal and fellow champion of veterans, former First Lady Michelle Obama.
During the Chicago visit, Harry will discuss the power of youth leadership to lead change at a local and global level. In particular, he’ll address his work with the Full Effect project, an initiative in Nottingham in the U.K. that aims to open up opportunities for young people.
Hillary Clinton says she made a mistake when she gave speeches on Wall Street after leaving government. Taking money from banks, she writes in her new memoir, created the impression she was in their pocket. Her old boss doesn’t seem to share her concern.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Remember President Obama, and how he used to rail against things like “crony capitalism” and “wall street influence”? Less than a year after leaving office, Obama is now firmly in the paid pockets of any and all Wall Street companies that will have him. His fee to speak is now $400,000 per, and there is no shortage of Wall Street fat cats wanting his services, dubious as they are. Isn’t it amazing how many Democrats are super-rich, and pass laws favoring the super rich? Yet they want me and you to live under a Socialist system while they roll in piles of capitalist cash like Scrooge McDuck.
Last month, just before her book “What Happened” was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person familiar with his appearance said. Last week, he reminisced about the White House for Carlyle Group LP, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms, according to two people who were there. Next week, he’ll give a keynote speech at investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s health-care conference.
Obama is coming to Wall Street less than a year after leaving the White House, following a path that’s well trod and well paid. While he can’t run for president, he continues to be an influential voice in a party torn between celebrating and vilifying corporate power. His new work with banks might suggest which side of the debate he’ll be on and disappoint anyone expecting him to avoid a trap that snared Clinton. Or, as some of his executive friends see it, he’s just a private citizen giving a few paid speeches to other successful people while writing his next book.
Tucker: Obama taking $400K from Wall Street is indefensible
“He was the president of the entire United States — financial services are under that umbrella,” said former UBS Group AG executive Robert Wolf, an early supporter who joined the Obama Foundation board this year. “He doesn’t look at Wall Street like, ‘Oh, these are individuals who don’t want the best for the country.’ He doesn’t stereotype.”
Since leaving office, Obama has delivered public and private speeches that are “true to his values,” Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president, said in an email. “His paid speeches in part have allowed President Obama to contribute $2 million to Chicago programs offering job training and employment opportunities to low-income youth.”
Obama’s relationship with Wall Street hasn’t always been good. Bankers still boil over with rage about him, wincing over his 2009 line about fat cats as if the wounds were fresh. But his Justice Department prosecuted no major bankers for their roles in the financial crisis, and he resisted calls to break up the biggest banks, signing a regulatory overhaul that annoyed them with new rules but didn’t stop them from pulling in record profits.
The brokerage and investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald isn’t one of those giants. S&P Global Ratings announced this year that the New York-based firm’s debt grades could be cut to junk. Cantor’s investment banking division is run by health-care specialist Sage Kelly, who left Jefferies Group after divorce-case accusations became salacious tabloid fodder in 2014. His ex-wife later apologized for the storm caused by the claims, which he had denied.
Obama’s Wall Street speeches generate big pay day:
When Obama was president he railed against Wall Street, but now that he’s a private citizen he grabbing all the ill-gotten loot from Wall Street that he can stuff in his pockets.
Cantor Chief Executive Officer Howard Lutnick, whose firm lost more than 600 people in the Sept. 11 attacks, said the former president will make remarks and take questions. The three-day conference for current and prospective clients begins Sept. 25. Obama will be paid about $400,000, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.
“Everybody would like to come,” Lutnick said. “Hopefully, we will really talk about the Affordable Care Act in interesting and nuanced ways, which I think is really cool.”
Obama’s appearance at the Carlyle conference in Washington was previously unreported.
The private equity giant has enjoyed some of the best political connections in the world, with executives and advisers who have included former presidents, prime ministers and cabinet secretaries. Obama discussed his life and the decisions he made in the White House, the people who heard him said. A spokesman for the firm wouldn’t comment.
The ex-president has been busy. His foundation is raising money for a library in Chicago, and he and his wife signed a book deal with Penguin Random House after an auction that went above $60 million, according to the Financial Times. He spoke about food in Milan, democracy in Jakarta and himself at an A&E Television Networks event in New York. He vacationed in California and Hawaii and on Richard Branson’s Necker Island with its billionaire owner.
Obama has picked private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and banking veterans to oversee his foundation, and an alumnus of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to advise him on investments.
President Obama Announces The Obama Foundation Summit:
Remember the Clinton Foundation, and how it was going to “change the world“. As it turned out, the only thing the Clinton Foundation did was make the Clintons richer. Now Obama is starting his own foundation to “change the world”. Hmm…looks like we won’t be running low on Democrat financial scandals any time soon.
Northern Trust is a bank that specializes in wealth management for rich families and services for big funds. The event had gone unreported, but a program accessible on the firm’s website lists Obama alongside executives from Microsoft Corp., IBM and Michael Bloomberg, majority owner of Bloomberg LP.
Northern Trust, based in Chicago, gave Obama a discount on a $1.32 million loan for a mansion in that city in 2005, after he was elected to the Senate, the Washington Post reported. The rate was changed to account for an offer from another lender, a spokesman for Obama said three years later. Doug Holt, a spokesman for Northern Trust, wouldn’t comment for this story.
Obama is getting advice on investments from Robbie Robinson, who’s on leave from BDT & Co., according to a person familiar with the arrangement. That Chicago-based firm works with wealthy families and is run by Byron Trott. Both bankers worked for Goldman Sachs.
Obama has known executives there for more than a decade. He spoke at the 2006 Goldman Sachs partners’ meeting in Chicago. Then a senator, he appeared between Hank Paulson and Warren Buffett in the Fairmont hotel’s Imperial Ballroom, an event program shows.
Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump blasted Clinton for her lucrative Goldman Sachs speeches, and the issue is still raw. Sanders and fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren have tried to pry the Democratic Party away from its coziness with Wall Street. If Obama is hoping the party will be a big tent with room for corporate giants, they may stand in his way.
Obama’s donor friends tend to mention the same reason when they defend his Wall Street speeches, saying he’s no longer president and not running for office. Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Tom Nides is one of them.
“I love Barack Obama, and if someone is willing to pay him to give a speech, God bless America,” said Nides, a deputy secretary of state under Clinton in Obama’s administration.
But Jeff Hauser, who studies political corruption as head of the Revolving Door Project in Washington, said Obama should play by the same rules as other politicians because of his ongoing work with the Democratic Party.
“He’s continuing to exercise the authority,” Hauser said, citing Obama’s support for the party’s redistricting committee and the push he gave Tom Perez in the race to head the Democratic National Committee. If he wants to play a role, “he ought to forgo a few hundred thousand here and maybe a half-million there.”
Few leaders have left the top of the U.S. government recently and resisted the lure of corporate money. Former Vice President Al Gore is a director at Apple Inc. and a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm whose chairman, John Doerr, is on the Obama Foundation’s board. Dan Quayle, another ex-vice president, has spent almost two decades with private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP. Trump’s White House has lost officials so quickly that Sean Spicer has already made arrangements to speak to a financial firm this year.
“Not everyone’s going to be a Jimmy Carter, who does purely good works after he gets out,” said Sean Coffey, a Democratic donor who chairs the complex litigation group at corporate law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Obama is used to being criticized, the attorney added. “I don’t think getting any grief for doing this is going to bother him at all.” source
Though Barack Obama has kept a relatively low profile since he left the presidency, the Hill reported on July 2 that he has been keeping tabs on Democratic leadership.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Armed with tens of millions of dollars in funding from George Soros, Obama has been elected president of a different kind of administration – the shadow government. His mission is to lead an army of professional agitators and the entire fake news media against the duly-elected president of the United States, and not quit until they successfully topple the Trump administration.
According to the Hill, “He has also met with and has had phone conversations with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez throughout the spring, according to two sources. The DNC source described Obama’s chats with Perez as regular ‘check ins.’ ” Obama former political adviser and Obama Foundation CEO David Simas was also cited as having regular contact with DNC and Democratic Party officials.
These “check-ins” with Perez, Obama’s secretary of Labor who he handpicked to stop progressive Congressman Keith Ellison from becoming DNC chair, are just one aspect of how Obama has been pulling the strings of the Democratic establishment since he left office. In February, Politico reported that former attorney general and current corporate lawyer Eric Holder affirmed that Obama would be returning to politics soon by aiding his efforts with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NRDC), which opposes the Trump administration’s Voter Fraud Committee.
In April 2017, it came out that Obama is scheduled to deliver a highly paid speech for a Wall Street firm later this year, just as the Obama Foundation’s board lined up with big bankers and Wall Street executives. Obama has also maintained his international relationships: He met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in May and South Korean leaders on July 3. Though he has half-heartedly attempted to stay out of the spotlight, Obama has made it clear that he is running the Democratic Party’s resistance to Trump.
Just as he did during his presidency, Obama has favored elites since he left office.
He has vacationed with billionaire Richard Branson and endorsed anti-labor union French President Emmanuel Macron—who recently claimed France needs a king and insisted his thoughts are too complex to attend a press conference. Further, Obama has pushed the Democratic Party to continue its courtship of wealthy donors instead of embracing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ popular reforms. Obama has failed to speak out against the ban on lobbyist and PAC donations to the DNC being lifted and the super delegate system, both of which ensure party elites’ control over the party.
When Obama assumed office, Democrats had a super majority in Congress. During his tenure as president, the party suffered drastic losses, but he enacted no reforms to change its downward trajectory. While Obama remains behind the scenes dictating and swaying leadership decisions, the party’s voters will perceive that the Democratic Party represents the status quo.The minor changes the Democratic Party has made, such as getting a new DNC chair, have been enacted with his blessing.
Obama’s meddling behind the scenes inhibits the Democratic Party’s ability to reform and make up for its failures over the last decade. It is a worrying scenario for the Democratic Party as it desperately tries to strengthen its weak opposition to Trump and Republicans. source
Washington DC in 2017 is a fertile breeding group where America’s domestic enemies are only growing in number, strength and power. Old Glory is under attack like never before, and that’s saying something.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson, Paris, 1787
America’s enemies sent a powerful message this morning with the attempted assasination of Congressman Steve Scalise at a baseball game. That this attack happened on Flag Day is all you need to know about the ruthlessness of those who hate our country and way of life. I am talking about the Liberals and snowflakes who are the domestic enemies that hate President Trump, not Islamic terrorists.
This is a breaking story and we will keep you updated as information comes in….
Rep. Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent “deliberate attack.” The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, according to Rep. Mo Brooks, who told CNN he was on deck when the shooting occurred.
According to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a “deliberate attack.” Two law enforcement sources told CNN the shooter, who is in police custody, has been taken to a hospital.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who was at the practice, told CNN “it would have been a massacre” had Capitol Police not been present. “Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police,” Paul said on CNN. “It would have been a massacre without them.”
Scalise assassination attempt takes place on Flag Day to send a message
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.
In our day, America’s domestic enemies are on the rise. Former White House occupier Barack Obama has purchased a mansion in DC where he has, with Valerie Jarrett and others, set up a headquarters for what most people refer to as the ‘shadow government’. Funded by millions from George Soros, they have dug in for the long haul to foment resistance to the Trump administration on all levels and at all times.
The fakes news media – CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc – push out and never-ending stream of little bits of truth mixed with liberal helpings intentional disinformation. Even Fox News, that last bastion of ‘fair & balanced’ news, under the nascent control of James Murdoch, is heading to Liberal Land at lightning speed.
For the last 9 months, America has been held captive to the fake news narrative of ‘Trump and the Russians’, without one, single shred of evidence of any kind to prove their claims. But a lack of evidence does not stop them from the endless barrage of “Trump and the Russians” stories that call for his impeachment. This is not only an attack on the president, it is also an attack on America itself. Does not our Constitution say that a person is ‘innocent until proven guilty’? Yet day and night without end, Trump’s guilt is pronounced by Liberals who believe that if they just repeat it often enough, it will come true.
Interestingly, that was the advice of Adolf Hitler’s right hand man, Joseph Goebbles.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Steve Scalise and everyone else who was targeted in this mornings assassination attempt in Virginia. This is not the end of the madness, I fear, but only the beginning.
Hamtramck, Michigan is officially the only city in America where Muslims form a majority after immigration from Bangladesh, Yemen and Bosnia. It is now welcoming Syrian refugees despite the Michigan governor wanting none in his state.
In all of human history, there have only ever been two religious political systems that have ever forcibly converted people at the edge of the sword. The Roman Catholic Church and Islam. When these groups are in the minority they are quiet and peaceable, when they are in the majority they are brutal dictators. To see how the Vatican did it, read a few pages of Foxe’s Book Of Martyrs, and to see how Islam is doing it right now, continue reading this article.
The plan to make Americans Muslim and install Sharia Law:
The Islamic plan to turn Americans into Muslims and install Sharia Law in the United States did not begin with Barack Obama, even though it felt like it at the time. In reality, as you can see in this C-SPAN video from 1989, the plan has been in the works for quite a while. This Muslim woman is speaking very honestly and openly, you should listen to her and believe what she’s telling you.
Barack Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in Cairo:
Pres. Obama delivered a speech on U.S.-Muslim relations from Cairo University. The President called for renewed Middle East peace talks as well as an agenda for economic and social development in the region. At least that’s what the official press blurb said. In reality, it was a one-hour bow to the Muslim world.
Make no mistake about it, when Muslims are small in number they are usually peaceful and quiet. But when their numbers in their host nations rise, they get very aggressive. As the Muslim population of Detroit has swelled, no-go zones in our own country have been created, and even the police are afraid to go in there.
Inside Hamtramck, America’s only Muslim-majority city:
Hamtramck, Michigan is officially the only city in America where Muslims form a majority after immigration from Bangladesh, Yemen and Bosnia. It is now welcoming Syrian refugees despite the Michigan governor wanting none in his state.
Muslim Majority – Hamtramck Has First Of Its Kind City Council:
Sharia Law in Dearborn Michigan:
Even with taking the terrorism aspect out of it, when Muslims exist in large numbers in America they take over whole city blocks for “daily prayer”, and they blast their Call To Prayer from loudspeakers 5 times per day. Why? Because the world Islam means “submission”, it does not mean “peace”.
Ten Obvious Reasons Why Islam is Not a Religion of Peace
- #1: 18,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last ten years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).
- #2: Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or for criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.
- #3: Muhammad said in many places that he has been “ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger.” In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that. Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives,enslaved children and raped women captured in battle. Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.
- #4: After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him and knew his religion best immediately fell into war with each other. Fatima, Muhammad’s favorite daughter, survived the early years among the unbelievers at Mecca safe and sound, yet died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only six months after her father died. She even miscarried Muhammad’s grandchild after having her ribs broken by the man who became the second caliph.It was the same caliph, Umar, who ordered the death of the first convert to Islam at Medina, an elderly leader who became a close companion to Muhammad and proved his worth in battle. Sa’d ibn Ubadah was killed after a failed bid to be caliph. Fatima’s husband Ali, who was the second convert to Islam and was raised like a son to Muhammad, fought a civil war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad’s favorite wife – and one whom he had said was a “perfect woman.” 10,000 Muslims were killed in a single battle waged less than 25 years after Muhammad’s death.Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad’s closest companions. The third caliph was killed by allies of the son of the first (who was murdered by the fifth caliph a few years later, then wrapped in the skin of a dead donkey and burned). The fourth caliph (Ali) was stabbed to death after a bitter dispute with the fifth. The fifth caliph went on to poison one of Muhammad’s two favorite grandsons. The other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph.
The infighting and power struggles between Muhammad’s family members, closest companions and their children only intensified with time. Within 50 short years of Muhammad’s death, even the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war…And that’s just the fate of those within the house of Islam!
- #5: Muhammad directed Muslims to wage war on other religions and bring them under submission to Islam. Within the first few decades following his death, his Arabian companions invaded and conquered Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian lands. A mere 25 years after Muhammad’s death, Muslim armies had captured land and people within the borders of over 28 modern countries outside of Saudi Arabia.
- #6: Muslims continued their Jihad against other religions for 1400 years, checked only by the ability of non-Muslims to defend themselves. To this day, not a week goes by that Islamic fundamentalists do not attempt to kill Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists explicitly in the name of Allah. None of these other religions are at war with each other.
- #7: Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by formally threatening to kill anyone who leaves. This is according to the example set by Muhammad.
- #8: Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim.
- #9: The Quran never once speaks of Allah’s love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah’s cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims more than 500 times.
- #10: “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” (The last words from the cockpit of Flight 93)
Hillary Clinton launched an all-out assault on Donald Trump Wednesday, claiming he must have ‘guided’ Russian efforts to keep her out of the White House.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hillary Clinton and the fake news media are inextricably wedded to the “russian hackers” narrative to such a degree that Clinton has now embarked on a speaking tour to keep this pathetic fantasy alive. In this video, Hillary sounds like a mental patient as she ticks off a list of reasons for her stunning election loss that include “russian bots”, “weaponized data”, “Content farms in Macedonia’” and “corrupted algorithms”. And just for fun, she has rebooted the “vast right-wing conspiracy” canard.
Openly saying that she believed Trump had ‘colluded’ with Russia, she made an astonishing series of claims about the presidential election, including claiming that the ‘vast majority’ of news about her on Facebook was ‘fake’.
She even cited ‘Pizzagate‘, claiming that claims she was involved in a child sex-trafficking network in a Washington D.C. restaurant had helped swing ‘low information voters’.
Clinton spoke at a tech conference in Silicon Valley to an audience which applauded repeatedly as she outlined her allegations against Trump – a man she described as having a ‘visceral grasp on America’s political underbelly’.
The question and answer session is her latest return to public life after her defeat. It was unclear if she was paid for the appearance at the Codecon conference in Rancho Palos Verde. The loser began by saying: ‘I take responsibility for every decision I made but that is not why I lost.’
Then Clinton spelled out a detailed theory that her campaign had been hit by the Russian hacking and that it used its agents to spread ‘fake news’.
But she added: ‘The Russians in my opinion – and based on intelligence and counterintelligence people I have spoken to – could not have known best how to weaponize that information unless they had been guided by a specific group of people. By Americans.’
The Silicon Valley question and answer adds a whole new list of culprits to those who Hillary Clinton says prevented her from being in the White House. So far those include:
- The FBI
- James Comey, then FBI director
- The Russians
- Vladimir Putin
- ‘Anti-American forces’
- Low information voters
- Everyone who assumed she’d win
- Bad polling numbers
- Obama for winning two terms
- People wanting change
- Suburban women
- The New York Times
- Television executives
- Cable news
- Democrats not making the right documentaries
- Fake news
- ‘Content farms in Macedonia’
- The Republican Party
- The Democratic Party
Pressed by one of the two moderators, Kara Swisher, founder of tech website Recode, as to who it could have been that was doing the guiding she said: ‘Yes, I am leaning Trump. It is pretty hard not to.’
And she repurposed one of her most notorious claims, that in the 1990s she and Bill Clinton were the target of a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy‘, claiming that the media had ‘ignored’ her campaign’s warnings about it before the election.
‘It was a vast right-wing conspiracy,’ she said. ‘Now it is a vast Russian conspiracy – turns out we were right.’
Clinton claimed that Facebook had been used to spread ‘fake news’ about her and claimed that ‘the majority of news’ about her on it was ‘fake’.
It is unclear where her figure comes from. She claimed there were ‘1,000 Russian agents involved in delivering those messages’.
She also alleged that the fact that ‘Wikileaks – the Russians, it’s the same’ had published its hacked John Podesta emails within an hour of the notorious Access Hollywood tape in which Trump was recorded talking about ‘grabbing women’.
They could not have made that decision themselves, she suggested. She claimed ‘low information voters’ were persuaded by reading fake news on Facebook and said: ‘Some people were sucked in. Some people stayed home. Some people voted Trump.’ source