Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch Revealed

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg


Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch Who Pushed for Closer Ties to EU Revealed

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine. It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union.

In 2008, Mr. Pinchuk made a five-year, $29 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a wing of the foundation that coordinates charitable projects and funding for them but doesn’t handle the money. The pledge was to fund a program to train future Ukrainian leaders and professionals “to modernize Ukraine,” according to the Clinton Foundation. Several alumni are current members of the Ukrainian Parliament. Actual donations so far amount to only $1.8 million, a Pinchuk foundation spokesman said, citing the impact of the 2008 financial crisis.

The Pinchuk foundation said its donations were intended to help to make Ukraine “a successful, free, modern country based on European values.” It said that if Mr. Pinchuk was lobbying the State Department about Ukraine, “this cannot be seen as anything but a good thing.”

– From the Wall Street Journal article: Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends

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When I first came across the title to this article, I didn’t think much of it. In fact, I almost didn’t even click the link thinking it was just a repeat of a prior expose I highlighted in the post: Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS.

Fortunately, I did decide to take a look and pretty soon my jaw absolutely hit the floor. Although the Wall Street Journal didn’t play up the connection, I was stunned to see that of all the oligarchs connected to foreign governments who donated to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State, Ukraine was at the very top.

I thought this to be strange, but as I read on I just couldn’t believe how connected the main donor was to the current regime in power. Considering this is the main geopolitical hotspot on earth right now, many, many questions need to be asked.

Let’s also recall some of the more shady aspects of the new government in Ukraine by taking a look back at the post, Made in the USA – How the Ukrainian Government is Giving Away Citizenships so Foreigners Can Run the Country. Here are a few excerpts:

Claims that the new government in Ukraine is nothing more than a Western puppet Parliament have been swirling around consistently since February. Nevertheless, I think it’s very significant that the takeover is now overt, undeniable and completely out in the open. Nothing proves this fact more clearly than the recent and sudden granting of citizenship to three foreigners so that they can take top posts in the government.

 

At the top of the list is American, Natalie Jaresko, who runs private equity fund Horizon Capital. She will now be Ukraine’s Finance Minister, and I highly doubt she will be forced to pay the IRS Expatriation Tax (one set of laws for the rich and powerful, another set of laws for the peasants). For Economy Minister, a Lithuanian investment banker, Aivaras Abromavicius, will take the reins. Health Minister will be Alexander Kvitashvili of Georgia.

Now read the following from the WSJ:

The Clinton Foundation swore off donations from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. That didn’t stop the foundation from raising millions of dollars from foreigners with connections to their home governments, a review of foundation disclosures shows.

 

Some donors have direct ties to foreign governments. One is a member of the Saudi royal family. Another is a Ukrainian oligarch and former parliamentarian. Others are individuals with close connections to foreign governments that stem from their business activities. Their professed policy interests range from human rights to U.S.-Cuba relations.

 

All told, more than a dozen foreign individuals and their foundations and companies were large donors to the Clinton Foundation in the years after Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, collectively giving between $34 million and $68 million, foundation records show. Some donors also provided funding directly to charitable projects sponsored by the foundation, valued by the organization at $60 million.

 

The foreign donors reached by The Wall Street Journal said they contributed to the foundation for charitable, not political reasons.

 

Former President Bill Clinton promised the Obama administration the foundation wouldn’t accept most foreign-government donations while his wife was secretary of state. The agreement didn’t place limits on donations from foreign individuals or corporations.

 

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine. It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union.

 

In 2008, Mr. Pinchuk made a five-year, $29 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a wing of the foundation that coordinates charitable projects and funding for them but doesn’t handle the money. The pledge was to fund a program to train future Ukrainian leaders and professionals “to modernize Ukraine,” according to the Clinton Foundation. Several alumni are current members of the Ukrainian Parliament. Actual donations so far amount to only $1.8 million, a Pinchuk foundation spokesman said, citing the impact of the 2008 financial crisis.

 

During Mrs. Clinton’s time at the State Department, Mr. Schoen, the pollster, registered as a lobbyist for Mr. Pinchuk, federal records show. Mr. Schoen said he and Mr. Pinchuk met several times with Clinton aides including Melanne Verveer, a Ukrainian-American and then a State Department ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues. The purpose, Mr. Schoen said, was to encourage the U.S. to pressure Ukraine’s then-President Viktor Yanukovych to free his jailed predecessor, Yulia Tymoshenko.

 

Mr. Schoen said his lobbying was unrelated to the donations. “We were not seeking to use any leverage or any connections or anything of the sort relating to the foundation,” he said.

Please Schoen, don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

The Pinchuk foundation said its donations were intended to help to make Ukraine “a successful, free, modern country based on European values.” It said that if Mr. Pinchuk was lobbying the State Department about Ukraine, “this cannot be seen as anything but a good thing.”

Oh certainly, all you have to do is take a brief look at Ukraine to see what a wonderful thing it has been.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wasn’t allowed to give to the foundation while Mrs. Clinton was at the State Department. But several prominent Saudi Arabian businessmen gave millions.

 

Victor Dahdaleh, a London businessman whose foundation contributed between $1 million and $5 million, has ties to Bahrain’s state-owned aluminum company. He was the intermediary between the state-owned Aluminum Bahrain B.S.C. and Alcoa World Alumina, which is majority owned by Alcoa Inc. Last year, he was acquitted in London on charges of bribing Bahraini officials to secure contracts for the Alcoa firm. In the U.S., the Alcoa affiliate pleaded guilty last year to corruption charges, and the Justice Department said an investigation into the matter remains open.

 

Rilin Enterprises, part of a privately held Chinese construction, infrastructure and port-management company, made a $2 million foundation pledge. The company was founded and is run by Wang Wenliang, a member of the National People’s Congress, China’s formal parliamentary body. Mr. Wang didn’t respond to a request to speak with him during the annual meeting earlier this month.

 

Mr. Wang is the former municipal official of Dandong, a city of 2.4 million in the Liaoning province on China’s border with North Korea. His company now controls that city’s port, a major trade route into North Korea.

 

The Clinton Foundation was unaware Mr. Wang was a delegate to the NPC, said a foundation official.

 

One of Mr. Wang’s firms was a contractor for the new Chinese Embassy in Washington. 

In today’s fraudulent and rigged oligarch economy, this is what we call a nice “return on cronyism.”

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Well, yes. That's why the US is "The Best "Democracy" Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back"


And if nothing else, the above also helps to explain the following: The Farce Is Complete: Joe Biden's Son Joins Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer.

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Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:53 | 5914494 pot_and_kettle
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Surprise Surprise Surpriiiiiiise!

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:59 | 5914504 Newsboy
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The dirty money goes round and round in the bloody hands.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:21 | 5914556 Liberal
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THIS IS MISOGYNIST!

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:08 | 5914626 0b1knob
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< Appearance of corruption.

< Corruption.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:12 | 5914634 NoDebt
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I dunno.  All sounds pretty innocent to me, guys.  Not even a smidgeon of corruption.  And besides, what difference does it make at this point?

Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch the Clinton gingerbread (wo)man.

 

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:28 | 5914661 Mike in GA
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Don't forget Hunter Biden, the VP's attorney son, pure as the wind-driven cocaine snow of course, is a director now with a Ukrainian natgas company.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Biden

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:37 | 5914675 0b1knob
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And let's not forget Hillary's brother and his super rare gold mining permit from Haiti.   Just because he knows so much about gold mining.

 

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/05/gold-mine-hillary-cli...

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:42 | 5914684 Manthong
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“a successful, free, modern country based on European values.” 

WTF is that? !!

An oxymoron if there ever was one.

That’s like saying “Wall Street capitalism”, “Independent Fed” or some similar nonsense.

 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 05:34 | 5914934 GetZeeGold
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Did someone say cattle futures?

 

I'll take Cathy O'Brien for a thousand Alex.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 08:17 | 5915020 Latina Lover
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Good catch,  Michael Krieger.   Of course the Ukie Oligarchs would hedge their risk by contributing funds to BOTH sides of the phony American Political Party Spectrum.  A 2 party system is really a 1 party system in the USSA.

The good news is that the Ukie Oligarchs are getting their clocks cleaned, losing money hand over fist as the Ukraine economically implodes. Instead of stealing the crown jewels  of Crimea and Donbass, they are stuck with the least valuable and economically viable parts

 

Give it another year, and the USSA will be negotiating with the same Oligarchs, except they will be sitting on Putin's side of the table.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:39 | 5915137 Dame Ednas Possum
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I would like to hear these arseholes define 'charity' in this age of lies and spin.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 21:04 | 5916734 TruxtonSpangler
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Someone has been saying the Hillary email story was a distraction for this.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 14:40 | 5915755 Paveway IV
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Pinchuk made his fortune raping the people of Ukraine. All that gas that was making the Gas Witch rich had to flow through pipes, and Pinchuk used looted state enterprises and Ukrainina slave labor to produce overpriced pipe sold via rigged contracts to the Ukraine gas transport outfits. His money has been in the bank for years (and not a Ukrainian bank, that's for damn sure).

"...The good news is that the Ukie Oligarchs are getting their clocks cleaned, losing money hand over fist as the Ukraine economically implodes..."

I'll belive that when I see it. LL. Those parasites are running out of blood from their host - temporarily. Every change in government allows new opportunities to rip off the Ukrainian people. The current oligarchs are bloated with cash. They're not making much right now, but you're never going to see them in the bread lines. There's always more theft and extortion right aournd the corner. 

I use to be pissed off at the Ukrainians - how could they let themselves get reamed by oligarchs AGAIN after the Orange revolution and then again after Maidan? Fact is they will never successfully raise a finger against the oligarchs and the oligarchs know that - just like in the good ol' USA. Lots of moaning and bitching, but at the end of the day everyone grabs their ankles and prepares to be 'governed' by a plutocracy once again. 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 15:31 | 5915881 Latina Lover
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Paveway IV,  I value your opinions and enjoy reading your commentary :-)

Nearly everything you have written resonates, but the Ukie Oligarchs really are taking it in the shorts, for now.   Yes, they have money outside of the country, and will buy assets for pennies on the dollar once the crisis is over.  Most of their assets, however, are tied up in the Ukraine, thus have fallen hugely in value. At this time, there is little to no market for their assets, IMF bailouts notwithstanding. 

Would you buy, for example, a factory when you are concerned about labor strife, violence, expropriation, crooked courts, nationalization, confiscatory taxes etc. Who cares about shale oil assets today?  Sure, valuations may be extremely low, but assets are worthless if they are stolen or expropriated. 

Moreover, swine like Kolomyiski lost huge amounts when the Crimea seceded and joined Russia. They were sold a dream, that they would profit immensely by the takeover of the Ukraine by the USSA.  Instead of stealing the entire Ukraine for themselves, however, they are now forced to fight over a much smaller pie, and are starting to realize they were punked by the USSA.

Having said all this, none of these fuckers will ever starve, and will never likely be punished for their crimes.

Finally, the greatest tragedy is that the Ukraine is now a failed state, doomed to decades of poverty and violence. 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:40 | 5917126 Paveway IV
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"...Finally, the greatest tragedy is that the Ukraine is now a failed state, doomed to decades of poverty and violence..."

Russia seemed exactly like that (at least from this American's perspective) after the fall of the Soviet Union. I figured a hundred and forty million people would be getting ass-raped continuously by Jewish-Russian oligarchs and the Russian Mafia for at least the next few decades after 1990. And generations of Russian would continue to live on their knees - in poverty and violence (an mostly drunk) until the place eventually split up. It seemed pretty unfair and fucked up, but inevitable. Russains seemed to me to have completely lost their souls.

Well, color me suprised, but the sneaky Russians were just sleeping the whole time. Putin didn't 'save' Russia - it was never lost. He just kicked their asses out of bed and reminded them who they are. They're not even through the first half of the first chapter there yet. I actually feel pretty sorry for the corrupt fuckers that have been screwing the Russian people there. Russians never forgive people that screwed them over and Russians never forget. I should really think about opening a wood-chipper factory there. 

The situation in Ukraine is a lot more complicated, but I think they - collectively - are even further down the road to losing their souls. Seems to go hand-in-hand with Jewish-Ukrainian oligarchs ass-raping them out of all their state assets, and their American-trained politicians turning the place into a gulag. Like Russia, it seems pretty unfair and fucked up to the people there, but inevitable. Nobody ever deserves that. 

Ukriane isn't Russia and there's no Putin there that's going to help them. It seems like their toast, but that's what I thought about the Russians and was completely wrong there. I just can't ever imagine the Ukrainians getting wood-chipper mad. Hope I'm wrong about them someday, too.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 08:15 | 5915017 new game
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just a "dirty white girl"...trail of death, briibery undue influence. white scum with a wiff of rank fishy shit-smell of death(duest part). and it could be prez, another step towards the end.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 17:27 | 5916150 Againstthelie
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Judged from the meaning of the words it may be nonsense, but today's "elite" has it's own language. They know what these words mean, while the sheeple hear only nice sounding NLP-phrases.

War minister? No, democracies only have defense ministers.

White genocide? Diversity!

Dumbing down of the masses and destroying their education? Modernization and reforming of the school system, because education is so important.

 

And that is the good news! The bad news is, that the masses indeed are too stupid and ignorant to recognize what is going on (therefore the 1% LOOOVES democracy! It's like the institutionalized guarantee that the legacy-hunter will inherit everything from his dumb victims, because he cann tell them all the time how intelligent and wise and well informed they were). That's the big difference between old feudalism, where the 1% used force, which everyone saw and understood, and Neofeudalism of the Money Masters, who have removed the old elites, use the weapon of clever lying and social sciences and debt to erect their world government - and the masses do not even notice what is going on.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:03 | 5914709 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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hugh was also an attonery for carlos lehder

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:22 | 5914829 philipat
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I can quite understand why Americans would want to eelect a lying corrupt fat lesbian cunt to be your next President.......

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:27 | 5914833 boattrash
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FFS! I can't figure out why the Super Bowl halftime show was not that bitch's head landing in a basket.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 06:27 | 5914942 GetZeeGold
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You only pull something like that off once...and you never go full tilt retard unless you absolutely have too.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:07 | 5915084 shovelhead
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Name recognition.

When you combine semen / Clinton, people remember. Forget Benghazi or all the other Clinton malfeasance. Nobody cares.

Do I win a cigar?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 14:25 | 5915722 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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you aren't gonna like where they stick it

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:26 | 5915117 Brokenarrow
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How about her daughters 10mil apt in NYC? His father that served federal time for corruption? These people are dirty.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:27 | 5914662 Skid Marks
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To say that the Clitons are "dirty" gives dirt a bad name.

 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:03 | 5915187 Perfecthedge
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You Sir deserve my green upvote if only for the avatar...

 

...nonetheless your comment was witty too.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:28 | 5914663 stant
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Pussy magnet is broke

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:13 | 5915087 estebanDido
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From the horses mouth: When she was asked why she wasted so much of her own money in her Pres campaign she said " I'ts an investment"  Case closed.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:33 | 5915342 spieslikeus
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We corrupted some folks

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:59 | 5914506 Crash Overide
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Bill's pee pee has always been Hilary's...

https://www.corbettreport.com/google-bill-clinton-rape/

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:03 | 5914820 OldPhart
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But, Gomer, that's not my belly button and that's not your finger!

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:42 | 5914913 acetinker
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You truly are an OldPhart, aren't you?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:33 | 5917208 OldPhart
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I'm such a geezer that my wife dusts me off once a week.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:22 | 5920436 acetinker
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My wife dusts the inside of her oven once a week.  Personally, I haven't been 'dusted' for three weeks but I never know when I might find wifey naked in bed.

It's a sort of surprise when it happens, but I am not ungrateful.

She doesn't know the first fuckin' thing about any fuckin' thing other than her county job at the school board- that is her whole world.

Now, you and I know that her job is 100% dependent on people like herself depending on bullshit- so she quite naturally 100% believes the bullshit, and the massive fraud continues, until it doesn't.

At that moment, whatever goes wrong for her will be my fault, of this there is no doubt.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:55 | 5914499 Rastadamus
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Is there an ETF that allows me to get in on a cut of this action?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:59 | 5914505 nmewn
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Wow, never saw the Clintons as the type of family who would sell themselves out to the highest bidder and are involved in some patronage scheme.

Quelle horreur! ;-)

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:25 | 5914657 Millivanilli
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Fortunatley for you, Chelsea wants to enter politics too!

 

Bill Clinton: Chelsea would make a good president

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 07:39 | 5915004 GetZeeGold
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Why did NBC reportedly pay Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year?

 

Don't look at me....cause I don't know.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-why-did-nbc-pay-chelsea-clinton-20140616-column.html#page=1

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:36 | 5917211 OldPhart
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Chelsea would make a mediocre wall ornament ala taxidermy.  Her mother would make a fine embellishment for thousands of outhouses, world wide.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:39 | 5914678 sam i am
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Some in the military are still upset about the death of Vince Forester.

When shit hits the fan, we don't know where the military loyalty will be.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:48 | 5914918 acetinker
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Foster.  It was ruled a suicide.  Socks disputed it, but was ignored.

As for .mil- don't look for patriots there.  They're just mercenaries.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:29 | 5915120 Oldwood
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Aren't we all?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 19:57 | 5916564 acetinker
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No. we're not, my man.  We're not all mercenaries, I am living proof.

I won't do gubmint related work, for ten years I've avoided gubmint $.

I've come very near death (business wise) on several occasions, but I never even considered doing gubmint work.

Just now, I've got more on my plate than I can possibly eat.  None of it is gubmint related.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:00 | 5914507 q99x2
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I won't trust this world until open source software is in charge.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:20 | 5915104 TheReplacement
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Does not OSS use common encryption protocols that are easily decipherable by the NSA?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:01 | 5914510 tarabel
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You know, given the fact that the only accomplishment of the Frau Clinton regime in Foggy Bottom was the infamous Russian reset button, I have to almost (I said almost!) give her a pass on this one.

Ukraine plainly got nothing from her, while she had her snout buried in Der Putin's zipper.

 

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:56 | 5914610 disabledvet
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Funny you're getting down arrowed because where is that reset now?

 

We appear to be at war with Russia now.  How did we get from the reset button to here again?

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:43 | 5914842 boattrash
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Our State Dept. had nobody capable of translating "Push to Reset" into another language, but I bet it's full of people that know who, and how to blow, to get that job.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:15 | 5915096 shovelhead
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The Reset button worked perfectly.

Our relationship with Russia has become our #1 priority.

"Roll that beautiful tank footage."

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:11 | 5914629 Volkodav
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inane

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