“Getting Things Done” – The Brother of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair is a Major Lobbyist for Saudi Arabia

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Although scores of us in the alternative media world have been discussing the obvious links between Saudi Arabia and the attacks of 9/11 for many years, this reality has only now started to enter the mainstream consciousness due to a recent report on 60 Minutes.

But that’s not the only reason Saudi Arabia has been in the news as of late. In an extraordinary act of blackmail, Saudi officials have warned the U.S. government that it could be forced to sell $750 billion in U.S. assets if a specific piece of legislation currently circulating in Congress becomes law.

The New York Times covered the threat on Friday:

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Liberty Links 4/19/16

23 links today. Enjoy.

Twitter Pummels ‘War Criminal’ Donald Rumsfeld (Feel good story of the day, Raw Story)

Microsoft Sues US Government for the Right to Tell You When the Feds Are Reading Your Email (BoingBoing)

Peter King: “I’ll Take Cyanide if He (Cruz) Ever Got the Nomination” (I’d vote for Cruz just to see that, Politico)

Paying Up for Being Poor (Bloomberg)

Ohio Woman Charged After Livestreaming Friend’s Rape on Twitter’s Periscope (Venture Beat)

Poll: Just 6 Percent of People Say They Trust the Media (This is circa 1990 USSR levels of distrust, AP)

Over 7,800 Prosecutions Questioned After NJ Lab Tech Caught Faking Drug Test Results (Total insanity, TechDirt)

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As Expected, New York’s Primary is Already a Pathetic Mess

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Last week, I wrote a post titled, Hillary Clinton Will Win New York, Because New York is Running a Banana Republic Primary. Here’s an excerpt:

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll know that New Yorkers go to the primary voting booths on April 19th. Unfortunately, only a small sliver of the population will actually be able to vote. First, it’s a closed primary, so you have to be registered as a member of one of the two corrupt political parties in order to participate. As the Guardian recently reported, 27% of New York state’s active voters were not registered in either party as of April 2016, meaning these people will have no say in the primary. Even worse, what about all those residents who aren’t active voters, but would very likely vote in this particular election given the increased turnout seen in other states? They’re iced out as well.

New York has one of the most archaic primaries in the nation. Not only is it one of only 11 states with closed primaries, but if you are a registered voter who wanted to change your party affiliation in order to vote in next week’s primary, you would’ve had to do it by last October. In contrast, if you weren’t yet a registered voter you had until March 25th to register under one of the two parties in order to vote in the primary. So if you live in New York and haven’t registered by now, you can’t vote. 

Well the big day is finally here, and as expected, the primary is already riddled with problems.

First, as reported by the New York Daily News in the articleNew York City Primary Voters Outraged by Broken Machines, Closed Polling Places:

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A Tale of Two Fundraisers – Clinton vs. Sanders

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

By now, most of you will have heard about political oligarch Hillary Clinton’s pair of “obscene” California fundraisers hosted by George Clooney this past weekend. For those of you who aren’t up to speed, here’s a quick recap from Variety:

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Video of the Day – Frustrated Chinese Construction Workers Use Bulldozers as Battle Tanks

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It’s not an easy time to be a construction worker in China. In some cases, economic frustration bubbles over into the streets such as the other day, when workers from rival companies used their bulldozers as battle tanks.

The AP reports:

BEIJING (AP) — Police in northern China say an argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street.

The construction workers were from two companies competing for business, Xu Feng, a local government spokesman in Hebei province’s Xingtang county, said Monday. He said he couldn’t disclose details about arrests or injuries until an investigation concludes.

Now here’s the stunning video:

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The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses to Release Her Wall Street Transcripts

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“It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

– From the post: What Clinton Said in Her Speeches – “She Sounded More Like a Goldman Sachs Managing Director”

We’ve seen bits and pieces emerge from Hillary Clinton’s infamous $225,000 speech to Goldman Sachs in October 2013, but an article published by the Huffington Post yesterday adds some additional perspective. In a nutshell, the author believes that a release of these transcripts would be so damaging it would end her bid for the presidency. 

Here are a few excerpts from the Huffington Post piece:

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Interview with The Keiser Report – Notes from the Central Banking Gulag

The Keiser Report is the most informative and entertaining show you will find anywhere on planet earth. I consider myself honored to have been featured as a guest on the program regularly over the past several years, including earlier this week.

Take some time over the weekend to watch my latest appearance. You won’t be disappointed.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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Liberty Links 4/15/16

14 links today. Enjoy.

The Fed Sends a Frightening Letter to JPMorgan and Corporate Media Yawns (Must read, Wall on Street Parade)

Germany’s Merkel Criticized for Allowing Prosecution of Comedian Who Mocked Erdogan (EU values on full display, Reuters)

New Balance Accuses Pentagon of Reneging on Sneaker Deal (Despicable, Boston Globe)

The First Ever Scientific Study to Capture Images of Your Brain on LSD Had to Be Crowdfunded (Fascinating, Quartz)

Wall Street’s Fraud of the Week Club (Campaign for America’s Future)

‘I Have a Conscience’: the Wall Streeters Fighting for Bernie Sanders in New York (The Guardian)

9 Most Interesting Moments of the Democratic Debate (Politico)

President Killary (Paul Craig Roberts)

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Hillary Clinton’s Net Favorability Rating Among Democrats is Cut in Half and Hits New Low

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll know that New Yorkers go to the primary voting booths on April 19th. Unfortunately, only a small sliver of the population will actually be able to vote. First, it’s a closed primary, so you have to be registered as a member of one of the two corrupt political parties in order to participate. As the Guardian recently reported, 27% of New York state’s active voters were not registered in either party as of April 2016, meaning these people will have no say in the primary. Even worse, what about all those residents who aren’t active voters, but would very likely vote in this particular election given the increased turnout seen in other states? They’re iced out as well.

New York has one of the most archaic primaries in the nation. Not only is it one of only 11 states with closed primaries, but if you are a registered voter who wanted to change your party affiliation in order to vote in next week’s primary, you would’ve had to do it by last October. In contrast, if you weren’t yet a registered voter you had until March 25th to register under one of the two parties in order to vote in the primary. So if you live in New York and haven’t registered by now, you can’t vote. 

– From the post: Hillary Clinton Will Win New York, Because New York is Running a Banana Republic Primary

The more people get to know Hillary Clinton, the more they dislike her. The more people get to know Bernie Sanders, the more they like him.

For the latest evidence, let’s turn to Gallup:

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Elizabeth Warren Takes a Swipe at Paul Krugman’s “Revisionist History”

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Paul Krugman made the above statement in 1998, and while I stand guilty for plenty of bad forecasts, Krugman’s internet call is arguably the worst prediction in human history. Naturally, that doesn’t prevent the man from retaining his tenured position of punditry at the New York Times, a perch from which he continues expose millions of unsuspecting Americans to his incoherent, status quo coddling nonsense.

It appears Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has had enough.

The Huffington Post reports:

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