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March 23, 2016

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Miss Marple 2

Captain Hate,

I pretty much don't watch Fox except when there's breaking news like the terror attack. I occasionally have Greta and O'Reilly on because they seem to still be sort of sane.

I can't listen to Levin until these primaries are over. He's gone nutso pushing Cruz.

The attack on Mrs. Trump was by Liz Mair's PAC. She was bragging about it yesterday on Facebook, I guess, and threatens more such ads. It is quite true that it is a PAC unaffiliated with Cruz on the surface. I am dubious about this, but that is what it looks like on the surface.

Porchlight and Stephanie have pointed out that the media is getting every story wrong. Just like they twisted what Trump said about NATO, they are twisting the story of that ad.

This is why I am better off ignoring broadcast venues, as they are each grinding their own axe.

James D

Thanks for the heads-up, henry!

henry

I found this on the ios 9.3 to iPad 2. Haven't updated my iPad 2 yet... probably will tonight. I will definitely do a backup first, then update via iTunes. Seems safer per that article.

Captain Hate

Thanks for that warning, henry; I get bugged daily to update it and will keep on saying no.

Miss Marple 2

henry,

That happened to my daughter last night with her phone. She had to borrow my iPad to go to the Apple site to reset her password or something. (I was half asleep when it happened so am not sure what she had to do.)

henry

heh... this new release of ios bricking things makes the idea of trusting Apple to backdoor the san bernardino terror phone without bricking it laughable. (makes me wonder if a lack of testing here had a marketing purpose).

NK

good post by simon linked by Insty: https://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2016/03/23/james-comey-and-loretta-lynch-hold-the-whole-country-in-their-hands/

Miss Marple 2

James D.,

Looking at mt Twitter feed, the latest Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery seems to me to have an unfortunate cover. "Recipes Included!" should NOT be right under the illustrations of the 3 dogs, in my opinion.

Perhaps this jarred me because of my memories of Obama and dog-eating and the general readership won't notice.

narciso

And right scoop has dialed to eleventy this season, beck has gone mad, ingraham support trump, rush is in the middle.

narciso

I don't trust schumer's creature, in the verbiage of no way out, not should anyone else.

Miss Marple 2

narciso,

Very true on all counts. This is why I have switched to Dave Ramsey and classical music from a local college station.

narciso

Certainly lux mair was piggybacking on what Andrea mcwilliams, a Cruz backer said a week ago, is that coordination. Well with the journalist we can recognize it, like it's Malaysian counterpart, the grapevine was against Ibrahim.

Appalled

NK:

I would hate to be anyone investigating Hillary's case right now. The pressure on them must be amazing. And, assuming the FBI people are folks who are frightened of Trump, the assaults on their conscience from their own desires and fears, plus guff from the usual political people, must be amazing to behold.

The recklessness of the Democratic establishment for allowing the Clinton candidacy to continue (and, unlike Trump, an establishment squelch of Hillary was always possible) is as bad as anything Trump is doing.

Captain Hate

Trump needs to stop this Lyin' Ted garbage immediately if he doesn't want to give Sir Edmund Hillary Diane DeFarge a primrose path to the White House.

NK

'recklessness'... no, it's business as usual for the Dem Party. They have been a criminal enterprise for a couple of decades.

Miss Marple 2

Much as I support Trump, Captain Hate, I agree. It alienates Cruz supporters.

We are down tot he wire. I don't think this helps either candidate and would prefer to see individual policy disagreements and misrepresentations discussed without the name-calling.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/23/monica-crowley-its-civilizational-jihad-stupid/?page=all&ct=t%28Monica_Memo%29#pagebreak

sbw

Way back when in the medieval times say until 75 years ago, communities were responsible for the behavior of their members.
...
We need to re-instill this spirit. . ..

Sorry, Matt, depending on shame gets you China.

We can nudge students to discover how to behave in a way that is in their long term best interest.

James D

MM @ 8:41

Thanks for the heads-up...but i just retweet 'em, that one isn't my book.

Miss Marple 2

sbw,

Not China. More like small-town America. At least, it would be good if families demanded decent behavior of their children in public.

Miss Marple 2

James D.,

I know that. I thought maybe you knew the author and could send a note.

Momto2

Good morning! So relieved your family has arrived safely, JIB.

I agree about Cleveland - the best thing there is the Cleveland Clinic which saved my dad's life and gave us another 10 years with him. It does show the lack of common sense at the highest levels in the GOPe .

The NFL is threatening our governor (Ga.) that if he signs the bill to protect the religious freedom of small business owners - they will not bring the Super Bowl to Atlanta. It's all about wedding cakes and photographers for gay weddings - not sure how many of those are connected to the NFL - didn't Michael Sam leave football? I predict the blackmail will probably work because on one hand you have little small business owners who are Christians and on the other hand - you have $$$$$.

James D

Good point, MM. Just sent her a message.

Captain Hate

Levin spent the first hour last night describing the life of Patrick Henry. After the success of the John Adams bio on HBO, you'd think the educrat industry would realize that real history not anchored to a transparent agenda contains valuable insights for anybody partaking of it. And depriving people of it doesn't cause the need to vanish.

Miss Marple 2

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/23/michael-sam-rams-hard-knocks/

Momto2,

Just after I read your post this popped up in my Twitter feed!

Rams drafted Sam in order to avoid being on "Hard Knocks."

Porchlight

I also would like the back and forth about the wives to stop. However, I suspect there may be a wink, wink relationship between Mair and the Cruz campaign. They are connected through Rick Wilson, who was on record as supporting the Mair PAC back in November, and whom Cruz had to fire after dirty tricks against Rubio. And Cruz is the obvious beneficiary of this PAC's activities.

Heidi Cruz's connections (GS, CFR) are going to be a major story if Cruz is the nominee. Cruz should be prepared, especially if Heidi is going to continue to campaign actively.

Captain Hate

Goodell is ruining the enneffell and the owners are too ignorant to recognize it. The entire league can go [Redacted for Lent] itself.

I met Jim Rhoads because he was referred to the Cleveland Clinic.

NK

Porch please-- GS is a major Clintonista bank (contributions to the Foundation and speech bribe $$$$). Cruz being married to one of its middle managers is beyond small potatoes. In theory, his wife's GS employment would be a much bigger issue in the Repub primaries, it hasn't.

clarice

Anyone who hires Mair is asking for trouble. Ditto Nicole Wallace *spit*.

Texas Liberty Gal

Not one word about Trumps' attack on Heidi Cruz on FNC.

sbw

MM, my brother sent me a book “Is Shame Necessary?” that points out the use of public shaming historically used to promote large scale political change.

What you are suggesting is that good shaming should not be scaleable. Good for communities; bad for corporations and states. Not possible.

A need for shaming means that individuals have never learned what matters. A book about George Washington’s northern Virginia explained that character is a role one plays until one grows into it. Schools that used to teach classics in George Washington’s day exposed children to character. We have distilled teaching character out of school lessons.

Porchlight

Sorry, Matt, depending on shame gets you China.

We can nudge students to discover how to behave in a way that is in their long term best interest.

sbw, I wish that were true, but the explosive rise in unwed pregnancies in this country once the social stigma was lifted says different. Now we have daycares in high schools, and adults don't even bother getting married at all. No nudging is going to fix this.

Dan Quayle was right. Our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers were right. And who has been hurt disproportionately? Women, children, and the poor. Had the NYT ever applied that headline to this story, it too would have been right for a change.

Society has been irreparably harmed because people thought that shaming was mean and that carrots worked without sticks.

Sometimes shame works best. We know that it is essential (along with harsh punishment) in keeping men in combat from deserting, for example.

There is a Chesterton quote that speaks to this:

In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, “I don’t see the use of this; let us clear it away.” To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: “If you don’t see the use of it, I certainly won’t let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.
Captain Hate

Reading that Michael Sam link gives a good insight in just how sick the NFL and ESPN are.

henry

Fun thing from political ads on the radio: nasty race between Mayor Barrett and his opponent in Milwaukee. The Barrett ads have been using "he's like Trump" to trash Barrett's opponent. This morning they switched to "he's like Trump and Walker" in their trashing. It appears the Trump boogie man was not moving polls in the correct direction, so they had to create a Trump/Walker hybrid.

(These local ads by lefties such as Barrett and Kloppenburg make the Trump/Cruz wives spat look like a group hug -- they left is all out vicious from the gutter).

Porchlight

NK, I agree re Heidi Cruz and GS. That doesn't mean it won't become a story. It will, fairly or unfairly. Just as Romney's image as Mr Monopoly Guy became the story even as Obama took far more money from Wall St.

clarice

A number of the charitable institutions--Ford, Rockefeller, universities are sitting on billions of dollars worth of non-taxed, barely if at all monitored endowments and should be forced to spend them down or be taxed/Theoretically they are supposed to pay out something like 19% a year on charitable matters but they fudge it by adding in administrative costs--they wield far too much power and soak up far too much capital IMO. They are rich Medieval abbeys, accountable to no one.

sbw

Love how you focus on things, Clarice.

Porchlight

A need for shaming means that individuals have never learned what matters.

Again, I disagree. We need to inspire young people to strength of character. But that will not always succeed. Some individuals won't be willing or even capable of learning that way. The fear of certain outcomes must be also present.

George Washington himself wrote that the shame he endured after the rout at Fort Necessity was motivational, to say the least.

NK

Porch agreed about the media-- but this year I actually think running against the Legacy Media will be a net positive vote getter. The Media are just as big a DC target as Big Clinton, Big Banks and GOPe.

clarice

Thanks, sbw--there's a typo there--it should be 10%, noy 19%.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3507417/Brussels-bombers-DID-plan-attack-nuclear-power-station-police-uncover-12-hours-footage-jihadists-filmed-outside-plant-director-s-home.html

Threadkiller
NK

Clarice@936-- brilliant observation.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/gop-campaigns-hunt-for-convention-killer-app-221020

Interestingly, Trump's team is developing hardware that will operate without the need to use the WiFi at the convention site, due to slow-downs being likely. This would also, I presume, keep hackers and spies out of their information loop.

I am unsure how this would work, so maybe someone with experience in this stuff could comment.

sbw

Porch: We need to inspire young people to strength of character. But that will not always succeed.

Indeed. Confucius categorized people as saints, who knew The Way; everyday people like himself, who could learn The Way; and the remainder who could never learn The Way to decide how to behave and for them he advocated fixed rules.

We call them laws and punish people who do not follow them. Shame? No. Punishment? Yes. Don’t touch a hot stove or you might get burned.

clarice

Today's prurient distraction:http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/ted-cruz-sex-scandal-mistresses-cheating-claims/

Miss Marple 2

http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/24/is-the-kasich-campaign-huffing-paint/

Threadkiller


Graham has said he came out for Cruz because he worries that Donald Trump "would destroy" his party.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3507738/The-Latest-Graham-dubious-Cruz-Muslim-surveillance-idea.html

There is a reason he isn't afraid "outsider" Cruz would destroy the party.

clarice

Stockman agrees with Trump re NATO:http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/trump-is-right-dump-nato-now/

Captain Hate

The Federalist article on Kasich is outstanding. He needs to get out of the race now and at least pretend to do his elected job for two more years.

NK

Sorry Clarice, I don't take Putin's side in almost any fight, as Stockman does here. Stockman, Trump and the Bern are basically all Paulian isolationists for varying reasons. No thanks, the World saw that movie once before.

NK

From AoS, if this is true, I don't know whether to laugh or cry: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/23/471599731/turkey-says-it-deported-ibrahim-el-bakraoui-and-warned-belgium-in-2015

Miss Marple 2

NK,

There's a difference between helping out your neighbor and supporting them.

Isolation doesn't work. I do think, however, that one of the biggest errors of Bush's foreign policy was to not accept the hand of friendship Putin offered him right after 9/11. An alliance with Russia against the jihadists would have been more successful, if you ask me.

We are always fighting the last war, which leaves us always vulnerable to the next opponent.

Texas Liberty Gal

NK - I heard AoS link reported yesterday too so I'm afraid it is true.

RIF

"Rick Wilson, who was on record as supporting the Mair PAC back in November, and whom Cruz had to fire after dirty tricks against Rubio."

This place should be called Just One Minute Of Fact Checking Is Too Much To Ask.

File the claim that Rick Wilson worked for Cruz, much less got fired by him, under the same category as "Jindal endorsed Trump".

As in, not true.

Miss Marple 2

Wasn't Mair fired by Walker?

Also, Liz Mair is a loose cannon, just as Rick Wilson is. Neither one has to be affiliated with anyone to contaminate campaigns with their "helpful" work.

Miss Marple 2

Court ruling brings closer the OPM drought.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/03/24/illinois-supreme-court-to-rule-on-chicago-pension-bailout/

Miss Marple 2

http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/24/va-boss-promoted-after-steering-4m-contract-to-relative/

I know we talk about shutting down the Department of education and EPA and such, but if any institution needed to be shuttered, it is the VA.

Give the vets insurance cards for any hospital and doctor. You would need maybe 1000 people maximum to take applications, process cards, etc. It could be done through the Pentagon.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--File the claim that Rick Wilson worked for Cruz, much less got fired by him, under the same category as "Jindal endorsed Trump".--

I believe Porch was thinking of Rick Tyler rather than Rick Wilson.

DebinNC

Random thoughts ...

My sil is a Cleveland Institute of Music grad. It was stellar back in the 1990s.

What I take from wife-gate is that Heidi Cruz has been earning lots of moola, more than the not-insubstantial earnings of Cruz. Yet, their charitable giving was less than 1% up until the time he was forced to release his tax returns? That speaks volumes to me about his character, especially as a supposed evangelical champion.

I agree that Cleveland is a terrible choice, unless you're a fan of Chicago '68.

henry

Miss M, anyone that still lives in IL needs their head examined -- but will have nothing in their bank account to pay the fees.

Porchlight

I believe Porch was thinking of Rick Tyler rather than Rick Wilson.

Yes, I was - my apologies. Thanks, Ignatz.

Porchlight

We call them laws and punish people who do not follow them. Shame? No. Punishment? Yes. Don’t touch a hot stove or you might get burned.

It's both, though. Shame *is* the punishment for behavior that is wrong but not illegal. Such as when people used to be socially shunned when they cheated on their spouse.

Porchlight

....and now I am expected to congratulate them on having "found happiness" with their new person.

squaredance

MM: As you are no doubt aware, in fact this in one way or another is true of all the alphabet agencies. It is true of the VA; it is true of Fannie Mae. The real issue is systemic, and broadly so; it is not a matter of choosing which agency to reform.

It could be argued that corruption is one of the chief reasons that these agencies exist in the first place. They are there to enrich a certain segment of the Nomenklatura, and note that this corruption is not something that has accrued over time ad the ?missions" of these agencies have been corrupted by opportunists--corruption was built into them from their very inception.

Until said Nomenklatura is removed from power, these reforms will never happen. Moreover, no meaningful reform of any sort can happen until they are gone.

The proof is in this very article. This person was promoted. Another case has come to light that the malefactor was posted to the Philippines just to get her out of the USA. Such people should be in jail, not promoted or moved around.

Just these two incidents show how arrogant and how secure these people actually are.

This sort of corruption runs deep and long. It is not merely a product of the Obama administration, nor is it exclusively the Democrat Party that is to blame.

It has been going on for quite some time.

It will not end until the American people understand what the game really is about. Since this will require shedding some dearly held beliefs about our nation and her "leaders", this chances are not high that reform will happen soon.

Is the understanding of just how corrupt the system is reaching some sort of critical mass? This is an interesting quest as re regards the rise of Trump (and perhaps Sanders too). How many of Trump's supporters see the truth and are outraged enough to act? How many are just dealing with issues closer to home such as jobs, security, etc? How much of the motivations of the elites against "outsider" candidates stem from fear that all of this will see the light of day?

At this point, I would submit, no one really knows.

DebinNC

From MM's link: and opponents sued the city, arguing the changes violated a clause of the Illinois Constitution that states public employee pension benefits “shall not be diminished or impaired.”

IL union thieves cover all their bases.

henry

Deb, a note from our Chitown Lurker: For Deb, the original Mayor Daley had that written into the IL constitution in 1970.

narciso

Well the enquirer slimed the huntress, and it usually slips over into the daily mail.

When the ruling junta in algeria had an salafi problem, they went hams rules, so much so their flack would lecture the Iraqis and the syrians, with a straight face.

Porchlight

Darn typepad ate my comment - DebinNC, I don't know and Cruz hasn't said, but some people do not deduct contributions to churches and religious charities, on the principle that if you're giving it to God, you shouldn't be looking for material benefit. This had honestly never occurred to me until a church friend mentioned it.

Jack is Back!ll

The wussification of America continues.

Don't know if you saw the story but some one wrote Trump '16 in chalk on a wall at Emory University and it has sent 30 students into micro-agression shock and disabled their reasoning faculties to the extend that the president/provost/chancellor has had to write a letter to all the university about how traumatic this is.

In other news, the 34 dead and 300 injured in the Islamic attack (I don't use terror anymore its oxymoronic) in Brussels don't give a flying [redacted for Lent].

Ik Ben Brussels / Je Suis Bruxelles

James D

squaredance @ 10:58

The problem is even deeper than you say. It's not just our crappy and corrupt leaders or our warped and poisoned culture (although those obviously make it worsE).

It's human nature itself. If we fired every incompetent, lazy or corrupt person in the VA, sent them to jail or even hanged them on the National Mall, and replaced them with the most able, hardest working, honest people we could possibly find...

We'd be right back where we started soon enough. Groupthink takes over. CYA mentality sinks in. The mission of the organization becomes secondary (at best) to other priorities like growth, preservation of jobs, and so forth.

It's inevitable. And the only way to counter it (not "solve" since there is no solution) is to constantly attack the bureaucracy. Criticize it endlessly. Dig for flaws and failures, and punish those responsible savagely. Never, ever stop, even if it's the best, most admirable people from "our side" in power. Because they will sooner or later (probably sooner) end up just like the bad guys from the other side. Not because they're evil, or progs, or especially corrupt, but simply because they're human.

DebinNC

Mayor Daley after Chicago convention debacle in 1968:
"I said to him very emphatically and very definitely that an order be issued by him immediately to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand, because they're potential murderers, and to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting."

Needless to say, Jesse Jackson et al weren't pleased. So Daley getting union thievery enshrined in the IL constitution in 1970 so he wouldn't lose his posh perch makes sense.

NK

Pension protection-- the vast majority of states have either constitutional or vested contract right protections to pensions. Interestingly, Ct like Wisc has 'property' right which is easier to amend. Imagine what a Guv Walker could do in Ct. Here's a summary
http://www.governing.com/finance101/gov-pension-protections-state-by-state.html

henry

Imagine what a bankruptcy does to that guarantee. I'm not bothered that IL will get there sooner, especially as the Chicago Teachers will walk out April 1 to get more now in their own effort to speed OPM famine.

NK

henry-- good points. check in with Mel about what he thinks the Guv does next. But I do think Rauner will go hat in hand to Congress and ask for a Bankruptcy Chap for states, if for nothing else in order to get leverage. The ChiTown teachers? they are bustin' out the joint before it caves in entirely. Apres Rahm, le deluge!

DebinNC

Cruz faces questions about his tithing history ... but his campaign didn't respond to the questions. The article notes that Cruz' home church has a "generosity calculator" where 12-15% rates "extravagant" giving with the lowest 3-8% described as "intentional". The joint Cruz family giving's less than 1% doesn't even register on the giving scale. Just something to keep in mind when Ted touts his religious bona fides.

squaredance

If the argument is that any institution can be corrupted due to the sinful nature of humankind, I quite agree.

I was more pointing out the nature of the corruption of the alphabet agencies, and what fundamentally and practically needs to happen to "reform" them than I was commenting on human nature in general.

IMO, of course, I think that the alphabet agencies should mostly just be done away with, and hold the vast majority of them to be unconstitutional. The VA is perhaps a special case, but I contend, as does MM, that it could be now dealt with in a different form than a large government agency. Having said that, I do not think it is necessary to deal with that constitutional issue in order to get meaningful reform.


Again, until the Nomenklature is significantly suppress the oddo for any sort of fundamental, positive reform will be elusive. NO "Constant criticism" will turn the tide here because they are too entrenched. Yes there will be periodic scandals, and yet more regulations passed, but this will change nothing do to the entrenched vested interests. The two example I gave before aptly show this.

Captain Hate

I agree that Cleveland is a terrible choice, unless you're a fan of Chicago '68

That's the worst case scenario that I've avoided bringing up, but yes to that.

DebinNC

That's interesting, NK. Even GA has that provision I see. The difference is that states like GA whose public employees aren't allowed to unionize have pensions generally in line with their fellow citizens'.

Texas Liberty Gal

DebinNC - when Ted touts his religious bona fides.

I don't recall hearing him do that, do you? I've heard him say he's been brought up as a Catholic but I can't recall him recounting what a great Christian he is

clarice

who needs negotiators when we have Kerry and Obama? From Omri Ceren, The Israel Project:
The AP just revealed that the Obama administration is looking to expand sanctions relief beyond the nuclear deal in general, and to allow the Iranians to trade in U.S. dollars specifically.
This mess goes back to 2015, when the administration was doing damage control on the unprecedented extent of sanctions relief it had conceded. White House and State Department officials eventually resorted to gaslighting lawmakers and journalists about how U.S. sanctions operated. Now reality has collided with the fiction they were spinning back then.
Between Lausanne and Vienna the Obama administration was telling two different stories about how sanctions relief would work. To the Iranians, they were promising to lift almost all sanctions on Iran's banking sector, which had been heavily sanctioned for involvement in terrorism, human rights abuses, ballistic missiles, illicit finance, etc. To everyone else - this even was on the official factsheet about the deal - they were promising "sanctions on Iran for terrorism, human rights abuses, and ballistic missiles will remain in place" [a].
The administration solved the problem by simply declaring that non-nuclear sanctions were in fact nuclear sanctions. The AP revealed the plan in June 2015: " they say measures designed to stop Iran from acquiring ballistic missiles are nuclear-related… they say sanctions that may appear non-nuclear are often undergirded by previous actions conceived as efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program" [b].
The claim was false. Iranian banks had in fact been designated for a range of issues, including and especially illicit finance: in 2011 Treasury identified the entire country of Iran as a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern, and that finding was then cited at the top of the 2011 Kirk-Menendez amendment to the 2012 defense authorization bill.
But the administration claimed otherwise, and used the fiction to justify lifting sanctions on 23 out of the 24 then-sanctioned Iranian banks, while saying it was only granting nuclear relief.
And now reality is colliding with the fiction. The administration has been on a global diplomatic campaign to get foreign banks to do business with Iran, but banks are refusing [c]. They know the administration made up the whole "sanctions were mostly nuclear" fiction.
1st. Banks are very sure that Iranian banks remain toxic, regardless of what the administration says - Iran's banks continue to be toxic because they launder money, fund terrorism, etc. Foreign banks want nothing to do with them.
2nd. Banks aren't sure what they're allowed to do anyway - In order to defend its fiction, the administration had to become incoherent: they kept insisting they were leaving non-nuclear sanctions in place, even while they were obviously taking apart non-nuclear sanctions. But a future American president could decide at any time to enforce what may or may not be left over. The result is crippling regulatory uncertainty.
The Iranians have been begun publicly and privately threatening that if the Obama administration doesn't do more, they're walking away from the deal. So apparently - per the AP - the administration will give them more sanctions relief, including access to dollars. Administration officials had explicitly promised would never happen [d]. That was for a good reason: the move risks shredding what's left of the sanctions regime and for endangering the integrity of the U.S. dollar by connecting the U.S. financial system to toxic Iranian assets.
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[a] http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/04/240170.htm
[b] http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:62f2c97dcb544f12…
[c] http://bigstory.ap.org/…/us-diplomat-unlikely-mission-marke…
[d] http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/…/SzubinTranscript201509…

clarice

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/03/23/turnout-terror-and-tactics-favor-trump-against-clinton/TMBKrvCo4NXpVOPC25vx3J/story.html?event=event25&s_campaign=sm_gp&hl=en-US

clarice

Trump was right about NATO:http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/trump_was_right_us_subsidizes_nato_by_hundreds_of_billions_comments.html

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