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Bill Clinton´s charities spent
more than $50m on travel expenses
in the past decade even though
he regularly uses a billionaire
pal´s private jet

Daily Mail (UK), by Meghan Keneally

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/20/2013 9:35:39 PM

Former President Bill Clinton´s foundations spent a total of $50million on travel over the past decade, $12.1million of which was spent in just one year. An internal investigation into spending at the various charities that the former President runs found that the funds used for travel costs have gone up in recent years. The audit comes as new reports have revealed that the Clinton Foundation has been ´in the red´ for years even though the charity has raised hundreds of millions of dollars each year, showing the high cost of running the worldwide charity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mackrand, 8/20/2013 9:48:14 PM     (No. 9483387)

Forgive repeating the same response from another post with the same subject.

I was just trying to get my head around $50 million for flying expenses. So here goes nothing.

50M / about $100 per hour to fly commercial, roughly. That´s 500 thousand hours.

Divided by 10 years equals about 50 thousand hours per year.

So lets say 2 hours a day average flying time times 365 days equals about 730 hours a year for one person.

50 thousand hours per year divided by 730 equals 68.5 people flying two hours a day every day of every week of every month of every year for ten years. Or maybe 34.25 people flying four hours a day. Or maybe 17.125 people flying eight hours a day every day for ten years.

Does this sound about right? Is there something funny about these numbers I don´t see?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Anner40, 8/20/2013 9:55:57 PM     (No. 9483401)

The scammers don´t do anything that can´t be scammed....their bankbooks are overflowing...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/20/2013 9:57:16 PM     (No. 9483403)

The Foundation... is just a foundation for the Clintons!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 8/20/2013 10:03:12 PM     (No. 9483413)

Not possible to do if this was an "honest" expenditure of funds.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Videodrone, 8/20/2013 10:06:18 PM     (No. 9483415)

#1 - fly commercial? 100 per hour? ah, recently had to take west to east coast round trip and the cost was over 1.5K round trip - but even at "Delta Private Jets" price at $1K/hr that´s still a lot of gluti-maxmi on expen$ive seats

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Aria, 8/20/2013 10:17:32 PM     (No. 9483435)

Maybe Bill is invoicing the foudation for travel time that he didn´t actually pay for.

After all, it isn´t like he´s going to be audited or anything.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/20/2013 10:19:34 PM     (No. 9483439)

Check Bill´s pocket, but he just carries it all around just to bolster his poor self image.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/20/2013 10:22:01 PM     (No. 9483440)

The "Clinton Foundation" is nothing more than the main profit center and sandbox for William Jefferson Clinton (Impeached, 1998).

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fayebeck, 8/20/2013 10:40:02 PM     (No. 9483461)

Really no difference between Al Sharpton and Bill Clinton. Both are black too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/20/2013 10:42:22 PM     (No. 9483462)

The Clinton Extortion Fund.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/20/2013 10:45:12 PM     (No. 9483463)

One thing we know they didn´t use the money for. Hillary´s hair and makeup.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: navybrat, 8/20/2013 10:53:13 PM     (No. 9483470)

Chelsea has a $10.5 million condo in NYC.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/20/2013 11:17:42 PM     (No. 9483492)

That´s what Bill told Hillary when she saw the credit card bills.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: faldo, 8/21/2013 12:05:26 AM     (No. 9483518)

Why didn´t we hear about this before Bubba´s keynote address at the Democratic National Convention...?

Oh, and a well-undereported sidenote--San Diego Mayor and wrestling sensation Bob Filner is also a Democrat.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dems R Dumm, 8/21/2013 12:37:11 AM     (No. 9483534)

The travel expense is just a clever way to launder money that was spent on something other than travel expenses. How does a relatively small foundation spend $50 MILLION on travel? There´s just no way!

I wouldn´t be surprised if they are using travel companies owned by their family or friends and paying outrageous prices for tickets. Maybe Chelsea owns the travel company?

That´s probably how they paid for that $10 MILLION condo for Chelsea, aka Webb Hubbell´s daughter, by giving her a huge fee for purchasing the airline tickets for the Clinton´s Foundation. Remember Hillary & Travel-gate? Same ol´, same ol´...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/21/2013 1:02:44 AM     (No. 9483549)

Suspicious of someone auditing themselves.

Does this mean their non-profit status will be taken away ? Will IRS audit them and their foundation ? Did he bill all of the charities for the same trip ?

He must be disappointed that the world poverty tax was never passed on Americans because he was going to offer to ´help US´
allocate the funds.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: woodsman, 8/21/2013 1:34:01 AM     (No. 9483575)

Hooters Airlines

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/21/2013 4:44:14 AM     (No. 9483631)

All these so-called charities are for themselves. Did the billionaire pal get a write-off on his taxes too?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 8/21/2013 7:54:24 AM     (No. 9483792)

The best hotels. The finest wines. Five star lunches and dinners. Banquets. Charter planes. 50mil? No problem. Oh and we pay his security

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Reply 20 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/21/2013 8:09:33 AM     (No. 9483818)

And, #19, may I say, perhaps some female ´entertainment´?

Anyone who believes a word from any Clinton deserves to get fleeced. Harry Truman would never recognize what the Democrat Party has become.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/21/2013 8:47:14 AM     (No. 9483879)

The Clintons have done really well by their "public service".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: scarface67, 8/21/2013 8:56:47 AM     (No. 9483892)


Grifters, nothing but grifters. All three of them.




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Reply 23 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 8/21/2013 9:20:10 AM     (No. 9483934)

A friend of mine owns a great small company. He and his wife are constantly taking money from the accounts to pay for travel, home, bills etc...He says: ´I own this damn company and I can spend it as I wish, as much as I wish.´
Don´t you know folk, the Clinton´s own America, it is theirs. They can spend its money as they wish.
However, in the end you smelly carpet baggers, ´people feed pigs, they kill hogs.´




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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/21/2013 9:52:38 AM     (No. 9483989)

The fact is, those donors who are doing pay-for-play don’t care where the money goes, and those being extorted have no say, so the Clinton’s do what they please with the loot (like Chelsea Hubble Clinton’s 10 million dollar NYC weekend apartment). And does anyone really think that the corrupt Democrat IRS is going to investigate a Clinton?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/21/2013 9:56:46 AM     (No. 9483991)

Wow, #5, what were you flying, the Concorde? I´m flying DC to San Francisco and back next month and my ticket is $343. That´s 10 hours of flying at $34.30 per hour.

The Clinton´s travel office is evidently in the business of laundering money for the grifters. Operating in the red?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/21/2013 10:04:14 AM     (No. 9484006)

The effort to silence the messengers by sabotaging the medium is apparent but failed. With the internet and ubiquitous apps, the message leaks around the edges of the spectrum police.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby, 8/21/2013 10:25:56 AM     (No. 9484059)

The question is not how the Clintoons are bilking the public for personal gain. The question is why the public doesn´t see this and hold them in contempt. Every populist democrat should be enraged that Obama is freeing some of the burdens of Obamacare, but not others. This is elitist tyranny, but somehow they don´t mind. Maybe they can´t read? They can´t think? They don´t care as long as they think they´re getting something for nothing?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pepperblue, 8/21/2013 10:27:40 AM     (No. 9484066)

Travel expenses -- is this the same as "walking around money?"

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/21/2013 10:29:27 AM     (No. 9484070)

Say what? Slick called in his own team of lawyers for an internal investigation? Where´s Eliot Ness?...Where´s Ken Starr?...Where´s the search warrants?...Where´s the federal grand jury?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/21/2013 10:56:34 AM     (No. 9484140)

Grifters know no bounds...it´s theft on a grand scale. What confuses me is how people can be so stupid as to give them money in the first place.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/21/2013 11:28:39 AM     (No. 9484230)

He used leftist Ron Burkle´s Boeing 757, and Steve Bing´s Boeing 737 BBJ, before he sold it, but something happened between Bubba and these California libs. They quit loaning him their aircraft. Bubba´s partying on the 757 was lore in the aviation community.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/21/2013 11:41:22 AM     (No. 9484262)

Chump change. The Obama´s spend that much in Cape Cod playing golf and irritating the locals with all the Secret service guys out there looking for prostitutes. Cripes, they even flew their dog Bo in on a special plane. They do live high on the Hog (sorry for insulting the sensibilities of all the Muslims in that group).

The Clintons are just White Trash showing off.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/21/2013 12:50:21 PM     (No. 9484388)

#21
The Clintons came to Washington to do good and they did very well indeed.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/21/2013 1:04:33 PM     (No. 9484408)

The Clintons have never stopped being thievingly dishonest and greedy. Not for a minute. The good news, except for Hitlary and Bennghazi, they´ve stopped murdering their associates. However, they are continuing their robbing sprees from the old days in Arkansas and their "pay for stay" White House guest rooms
The Clinton Money Laundering Foundation is
their passport to grand theft all protected by fellow communists in all branches of the government. And they have the full support of the mainextreme, see no evil media, led by its decepively beautiful "front" girl, the brilliantly directed news actress, Diane Sawyer. They have a cover up so great
they can run it right out in the open,
impervious to any risk or danger. That´s how sick, how bad it is.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: caddyjak, 8/21/2013 1:55:16 PM     (No. 9484506)

Dear Clinton BXTT Kissers:
Before you give another 100K to this phony "phowndation", please google "Bill Clinton Blood Sales´. You might want to re-direct your contributions to the thousands poisoned by these monsters.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/21/2013 2:13:18 PM     (No. 9484531)

@#1: It`s hard to find female private aircraft pilots who *** out. They`re expensive. The Mile High Club is not cheap.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Whitty, 8/21/2013 3:16:20 PM     (No. 9484621)

The jokes on us! I get it. Ha ha ha ha ha.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/21/2013 3:34:54 PM     (No. 9484655)

It´s another season of The Billyboobboob Klintoon Show, costarring Hill-err-ee-ass Herself as Boss Hogg.

It´s a reality show with an unreal budget...

Free vomit bags, though, for viewers...
Especially during the cameos by Chelsea.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/21/2013 6:47:00 PM     (No. 9484997)

#35
I forgot that one.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: navybrat, 8/21/2013 8:06:57 PM     (No. 9485080)

What a travel agency they have. I wonder if this is the one that replaced the non political travel agency that had been there through many administrations. Hillary fired Billy Dale and the group to bring in their Arkie friends.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: suncitypro, 8/21/2013 8:56:02 PM     (No. 9485137)

And Billy boy gets $700,000 per speech--the stupid people who donate money to this family of thieves get what they paid for--influence from Billy boy. I don´t really give a rat´s ass-not getting any money from me.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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