Sunday, December 4, 2016

No, You're Fake News!

There seems to be a "buzz" about "fake news" these days.  I don't understand the problem.  Nobody wants "fake news"... well wait... we do... sometimes.  The Onion used to be good entertainment.  We knew it was fake, and enjoyed it... but over time, that changed.

For me, it was when I started noticing that the "real news" wasn't keeping up with what I was seeing in "social media".  I believe the recent elections brought this to focus for a LOT of people.  Social media reported a lot of things the mainstream media refused to report.  

I have to admit, as a Bernie Sanders fan, I wasn't too focused on the Trump media circus.  I was busy watching what the Democrats were doing to control what CNN and others were reporting.  It became obvious to me that I was getting far more accurate news coverage on Twitter and YouTube.  The silence of the mainstream media about the shenanigans at the DNC made it obvious to me that I needed to look elsewhere for information.  The parroting of "chairs were thrown" at the Nevada convention by the mainstream brought this to sharp focus for me.  

That "chair-throwing" nonsense made it suddenly MY responsibility to discern what is "real news" and what is "fake news".  Not an easy task.

So, how do we cut through the crap?  The first thing I did was to set some ground rules for myself.   For example, when I select an article to read on-line, the first thing I do is see if comments are allowed.  If not, I won't bother reading the article.  If the writer cannot subject his work to criticism and review by others, they're pushing "fake news" as far as I'm concerned.  CNN, as an example, stopped allowing comments on their articles.  Additionally, if comments are allowed, I scan through them to see if anyone has refuted anything in the article... or if comments mention heavy moderation.  

Another thing I do is look for "anonymous" sources.  If the sources in the article are anonymous, I want to be sure to view them with suspicion IF they are providing hear-say and not evidence.  I like sources that supply evidence.  I follow the links that support what the article is saying.  Are they real links or just links to fake news?  Is the reporting being done by an investigative reporter, or just re-tweeting something?  Is there a reason behind the fake news story?

Well, let's not be silly about this.  We already know that the mainstream news in in the hands of a very few multi-billionaires.  And it makes perfect sense that the news would be adjusted for us by them.  And seriously, what's up with Snopes these days?  So, does social media even have a chance against the Washington Post's the MSNBC's and NYTimes' of the world?  Maybe...

I'll tell you when I first realized the power of social media.  It was, sadly, the day someone videotaped the tragic beating of Rodney King.  All too common now, those images were gut-wrenching to those of us who saw them.  All hell broke loose as people were outraged... for good reason.  And as more and more people started video-taping, social media brought the scope of this type of systemic abuse to our consciousness.

Standing Rock 
Today, investigative journalism has become a thing of the past for the mainstream media. They have been told what to say and more importantly, what NOT to say.  Standing Rock is a good example of a story the mainstream media has been told not to cover.  Fortunately, we have investigative journalism on the front lines at places like Standing Rock, by journalists like Jordan Chariton, from The Young Turks, and Amy Goodman from Demcracy Now!  They covered how the police escalated the violence at Standing rock starting with attack dogs and sound cannons and moving to water cannons and pepper spray, and finally to the point where a concussion grenade almost took off the arm of a young woman, and a tear gas canister was fired at the face of another woman, blinding her in one eye.  

Mainstream media were involved in covering this up, getting "both sides" of the story.  The water cannons were being used to put out fires (watch the videos)... and protesters were aggressively praying at the police, some armed with feathers that could, possible, poke an eye out (according to anonymous sources).  Well, that great big Occam's razor is a lot sharper than these mainstream reporters.  How do I know they are full of crap?  NO reporters on the ground.  

So, the mainstream media has lost the confidence of its viewers, and wants to gain it back.  I think this has become obvious.  Stuff gets out there that they can't report on, so they simply don't want people to know about it.  And, indeed, the mainstream media is in a good position to ensure some things never see the light of day... at least they were at one time.  It seems that now, however, that in trying to shore-up their own credibility problem, the mainstream is caught between a rock and a hard place... they simply are NOT ALLOWED to report the truth on some things.

Then there's Pizzagate, a story too bizarre to be true.  Originally growing out of John Podesta's leaked emails (he lost his cell phone so maybe "misplaced emails" might be a better description) - the emails were revealed by Wikileaks, an information service with a perfect record for accuracy (*much like the Washington Post, except perhaps a little better).  Occam's razor is going to get tested here... but... Surely we can find evidence to suggest there's nothing to see here at our good friends over on Snopes... right?

Here's EVERYTHING they say on the subject:

"A detailed conspiracy theory known as "Pizzagate" holds that a pedophile ring is operating out of a Clinton-linked pizzeria called Comet Ping Pong."

Way to debunk this nonsense, Snopes!  Now THAT'S investigative reporting.  Whew... I was worried there might be something to this stuff.  And the mainstream media flagship, the New York Times put a puff-piece reporter on the story to confirm this.  And now that reporter's work has come into question by social media.  

So, unless you do your own research, and on this particular topic, I can well understand why you wouldn't want to, you won't get the story... if it is a story... and if it's a true story, and not "fake news".

The Elections
It wouldn't be fair to talk about "fake news" without mentioning how it impacted us recently in the elections (and the primaries).  It became evident that the media outlets were taking out all the stops in their efforts to try to control the elections.  As I mentioned earlier, the primaries on the Democratic party side were my focus, but there are suggestions that the rise of Donald Trump's popularity on the Republican party side was due primarily to the free media coverage he received.  At least he was a popular candidate.  The Democrats were faced with a much bigger challenge, getting the public to believe their unpopular candidate might win the election.  They definitely rigged the primaries... and even the formerly-respected Associated Press helped with that - releasing a story on the eve of the California primaries that certainly was intended to impact voter turn-out in favor of Hillary Clinton.  There is no question in my mind that Bernie Sanders would have beaten Donald Trump in the general election.  So, thank the media for Trump.  

So then, on to the general.  Hillary, according to the mainstream media, was a shoe-in. Funny, how Cenk Uyger, of The Young Turks, a social-media news network predicted a Donald Trump victory.  Did social media have a better understanding of the election dynamics than the mainstream?  Um... (as Cenk would say) OF COURSE?  

Bottom Line
Many of us are coming to the realization that we have a state-run media and that when we "Google" news, what we're going to see is what the state wants us to see.  That's actually good information.  If I look at what the big papers are writing about... and it seems less-than-newsworthy, I can pretty much bet I need to dig into social media to find out what is NOT being reported.

*I Like Sarcasm

Friday, September 23, 2016

I Vote With My Feet

Wiggle your Big Toe
Back when I was young, I was a big fan of Sears.  I liked Craftsman tools, I bought my appliances there, home products... I spent a lot of money at Sears.  I even had a Sears credit card.  

I was doing OK back then, even had an excellent (844) credit score.  Despite my best efforts, I was a week late on a $10 payment one month.  My good friends at Sears decided that was reason to ding my credit.  

OK... fine... but because of their decision, I paid off my account and haven't stepped foot in a Sears store in over 40 years.  I voted with my feet.  I'm sure Sears didn't notice.

Corporations today are far more ruthless.  We've seen Wells Fargo openly defrauding customers just this week.  Should their customers continue to trust Wells Fargo?  Um... FUCK NO!  They should vote with their feet... and find a different bank... perhaps one that doesn't use fraud as their business model.  I recommend looking into employee-owned credit unions over big banks if possible.  And let's be frank here... banks are doing a lot more than defrauding their customers.

I wrote about the use of attack dogs at the NDPL recently.  Private corporate security unleashed dogs on citizens to protect a corporate-owned pipeline.  Wells Fargo, Bank of America and others fund the pipeline (and the dog attacks).  I don't support banks who fund corporations that do this to citizens.  So, for me, this is another opportunity to vote with my feet. 

Now, I'm sure I don't have any reason to suggest or suspect that my choice to vote with my feet, as an individual, is going to bring down a huge corporation (the subsequent huge decline in Sears sales notwithstanding)... but this election has woken up a large block of people who are fed up with corporations and their deceitful actions.  And if they ALL vote with their feet, there is going to be hell to pay!

This election, voters are voting with their feet!  There is no question - many Republicans left the Republican party... even former Republican Presidents... and Demexit was the official title of the Democrat party exodus.  Voters don't want what they're being offered.  Even loyal customers are turned off by this election.

The key to voting with our feet is organizing... and this is what the corporations are showing us they are intent to prevent.  The media is, of course, involved and we've seen how Google has started influencing politics around the world simply by rigging its search priorities.

So how do other large blocks of voters organize?  One attempt has been under the flag of Our Revolution - run by former Sander's campaign manager Jeff Weaver.  Another has been Wolf Pac - supported by The Young Turks.  The problem with both of these is that nobody is quite sure if the direction they are going is the same direction our feet are taking us in November.  We're voting with our feet... 

Between now and November, voters need to decide which way their feet will take them.  Are they fed up with corporations buying politicians?  Are they fed up with corporations running prisons?  Running our elections?  Are they fed up with racism and Islamophobia?  Of the murder of people of color by police?  Are they fed up with student loan debt?  Denial of health care?  Denial of a decent living wage?  What are voters fed up with?  Where are our feet taking us?

For me, the answer is not going to be found within the two-party system.  And the current "organizers" I mentioned above seem to want to bring change from within that system.  My feet are skeptical... and they can't wait to run from both Democrat and Republican parties... (Sorry Jeff and Cenk).

I guess we will have to see how this plays out... but for the moment, I'm leaning toward third-party candidates.  I'm leaning away from incumbents.  I've come out of my coma... I've wiggled my big toe... and I'm ready to VOTE WITH MY FEET!  Who's with me?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Unleashing the Dogs of War

It was during World War II that Adolf Hitler's racist goons used dogs to attack the Jews. 
Growing up, I never thought I would see this sort of thing in my lifetime. 

Then came the civil rights movement.
The dogs of war were unleashed again... this time, before my young eyes.  

This looked like something from my history books in school.  Why were these policemen using attack dogs on people?

I thought we learned from this at some point.  We were supposed to STOP doing this.  Below is an image from the civil rights movement, of a peaceful protester being assaulted by a police officer and his dog... and a statue capturing that moment... It sure looks to me as if we pretended to have learned our lesson... so what happened?

So, this statue means this is shameful... right?  WE don't do this anymore... right?  So WE must not approve of CORPORATIONS doing this... right?
This is happening at Standing Rock North Dakota PEACEFUL protest right NOW!

Standing up for OUR planet against CORPORATE interests, the brave PROTECTORS put themselves in harms way for ALL of us.  Where are the mainstream media?  Where is OUR President?  Where are our elected representatives?  Where's Bernie? Hey, Elizabeth Warren... these are YOUR people, right?  How about the candidates running for President? Hillary?  Donald? NOBODY is interested in this story?

My two favorite superheros are there... Amy Goodman from Democracy Now covered the story here.  And Jill Stein, Green Party candidate apparently maced some bulldozers with spray paint.

But, if you're expecting the mainstream media to cover this event... you may be waiting for a long time.  Expect to see some stories about police dogs receiving medals.  And let's be clear here... the dogs are NOT at fault here... clearly the "animals" are the ones holding the leashes.  This is a PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY, hired by a corporation to attack civilians.  Where are the assault charges?

Expect the police to step in and arrest the peaceful protesters... not the ones who have committed ASSAULT!

And the media... they can't be bothered with this sort of thing.  The protesters here identified their sacred burial sites - in order to protect them.  
The bulldozers headed straight for them destroying the ancestral grave sites and the known stone monuments that marked them.  

Imagine for a moment, a corporation bulldozing ARLINGTON CEMETERY. 

I imagine this is what it must have felt like for the Standing Rock people.

The media is covering another desecrated monument today, however...

Duckbill rock is famous for people standing on it and taking pictures of themselves.  We should all bow our heads that vandals destroyed this... and ignore the ones who are actual PROTECTORS of our PLANET.

The link below has some videos of what happened during the weekend protests:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Election Rigged Against Giant Meteor!

Little-known Giant Meteor campaign
The Mainstream Media didn't cover the long shot campaign of this little known third-party candidate.  
Going by the name of "Giant Meteor", the third party candidate (considered ineligible due to alien status by many) gathered a small following upon entering the race.  Excitement grew quickly as Giant Meteor's media "splash" approached.  

However, that all ended Sunday as Giant Meteor's campaign which was expected to "hit the ground in a big way" veered off course for at least this election cycle.

A spokesman for Giant Meteor who wished to remain anonymous, suggested that Democrats may have rigged the timing against Giant Meteor "splash" as early as the Democratic primaries.  
"While it can't be proven, nobody can deny that having millions of people waiting for hours at a time in line to vote certainly could have caused enough drag on the planet to alter the results of this election!"
Indeed, there were long lines in many states, and people waited hours in those lines, but did Giant Meteor even have a chance?  The Mainstream Media were calling Giant Meteor "a bigger threat than we know" - even using the slur "Asteroid" in their descriptions... suggesting Meteor was "too big". 

Running as an "outsider" Giant Meteor never had a chance.
Certainly, nobody can deny that Giant Meteor was running as an "outsider".  And third-party outsiders don't stand a chance.  But then, an OUTSIDER is exactly what the voting public has been clamoring for... isn't it?

Did the voters see something new in Giant Meteor?  Something they weren't seeing in the other candidates?  Was it that Giant Meteor seemed like their only chance at a fresh start?  

Yes, that appears to be what the polls confirmed, that faced with the choice of only Clinton or Trump, most people preferred Giant Meteor.  Now that it's too late, we see no harm in looking at Giant Meteor's platform and what voters liked about it.

Giant Meteor's Platform:
1. The end of all wars. And who can deny that, while ambitious, Giant Meteor's threat of ending all war and disarming the entire planet is wonderful.
2. The collapse of the world banking system. Giant Meteor promised to end the banking system as we know it by executive order.
3. No more taxes. Giant Meteor would eliminate taxes AND money.
4. All debts are cancelled.  Giant Meteor would cancel all debts, debits, deficits.
5. Good education for all.  What could be more educating for us than to learn what happens when we offer only Trump and Clinton as our choices.  Giant Meteor would educate us for FREE.
6. No more billionaires! In fact, no more big banks, no big pharma, no corporations, no military industrial complex.
7. A LEVEL playing field.  Giant Meteor would level the playing field for everyone (who's left).
Needless to say, there could have been a lot of appeal for Giant Meteor 2016.  

We can dream, can't we?
The good news is, apparently there are LOTS of giant meteors just waiting to be discovered.  They are hitting our planet daily, on a much smaller scale... down-ballot, so to speak.  And who knows, some say Giant Meteor will be back again next cycle.  We can only hope!

Newly Discovered Asteroid Buzzes Earth
Earth Narrowly Misses Being Hit By Asteroid

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Whose Revolution?

I tuned in to the Our Revolution broadcast.  I couldn't help but wonder... wait... WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?  Are these the "Bernie supporters" we have come to know and love?  The more I watched, the more uncomfortable I became at how subdued the audience appeared.  What happened to the "Bernie, Bernie, Bernie" chants?  Nobody cheered... but more importantly, NOBODY BOOED.  

This had every appearance of a controlled event. More like a Hillary Clinton event, if you ask me. The "Bernie crowd" that represented "Our Revolution" resembled paid SEAT FILLERS!  And it isn't as if they needed to fill a stadium.  This was more of a Clinton-sized crowd.  No signs... no cheers... No love... WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

I listened intently, at first.  I realized I was hearing the "What this campaign is about" stump speech - with the YUGE difference being the word "is" (by any definition) was replaced with the word "was".  Although I was watching live, I knew, by that point, I could safely drift into the kitchen and grab a snack without missing too much.  I thought I noticed a few people in the audience nodding off at some point too. 

Today's octogenarians will be tomorrow's grass roots - Jeff Weaver
Maybe the news of Our Revolution's staff walking out at the hiring of Jeff Weaver had already hit the ears of this crowd.  The idea that Jeff was going to use dark money to fund TV advertising (for you millennials, TV is a little rectangular propaganda advertisement delivery device. It's a little like like a FireTV except you can't interact with it - so you have very limited content which is supported by corporate advertisers and, not surprisingly, you can't shut off advertisements.).  Jeff must be thinking octogenarians of today will be the "grass roots" of tomorrow.

Follow the Favors
Bernie plugged on, however, and he finally got to the part I was waiting for... his endorsements.  I know I already felt a little silly hanging in there, waiting for yet another moment when Bernie could do something that would help me not give up on him.  I was waiting for him to come out STRONGLY in support of Tim Canova who he says he supports and who is running against Bernie's own nemesis... Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  This endorsement at the launch of Our Revolution was a NO BRAINER... Bernie had the opportunity to show us he isn't in Hillary Clinton's pocket.  Schultz cost not just Bernie but ALL OF US the primary.  She circumvented democracy.  Bernie's support for Hillary Clinton now extends to DEBBIE FUCKING WASSERMAN SCHULTZ.  That, to me, was the final straw.

So, no endorsement directly for Tim Canova... Bernie did endorse five other candidates who are part of "Our Revolution".  Among them, Russ Finegold, who wouldn't have lost his seat that he held for 12 years in the first place if he didn't so strongly embrace Obamacare.  Tim Canova, on the other hand, running against Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the type of revolutionary candidate "Our Revolution" is supposed to be supporting - not long-seated Democrats who were voted out by the people.  Bernie could have even named SIX endorsements that night.

I keep looking at the pictures of the Our Revolution people and keep wondering... WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

Sadly, for many of us, it appears "Our Revolution" isn't really OUR revolution.  And that's really OK.  The "Our Revolution" people aren't revolutionaries...  

And OUR revolution already has a home.  I want to work with THESE people.  People who will crash the floor of the Democratic National Convention and peacefully protest.  THOSE are the revolutionaries and they aren't interested in how many TV ads Jeff Weaver can buy.


And so, my fellow revolutionaries, hang in there and don't be discouraged. There are many of us who are not falling for the "lesser" revolution that involves embracing Democrats at low levels.  There is a "greater" revolution and we all know it.  It is a revolution based on INTEGRITY.  It has declared that Enough is Enough... and we are not willing to wait for OUR REVOLUTION to happen.  The entire House is up for re-election THIS year.  WE can make OUR revolution, OUR voices, OUR votes felt THIS YEAR... not after Hillary has had a few years to silence us.  The time for the REAL revolution is NOW. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Voting for the Unknown Known

We'll never know what he knows...
"There are known knowns.
These are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns.
That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns.
There are things we don't know we don't know." - Donald Rumsfeld

A wise friend once said to me "You're not often right, but you're wrong again!" Hopefully, I'm going to be right about something for once.  Let's see if we can follow my alethic logic*.

Mr. Rumsfeld left out the one possibility that I am advocating for in this election... the unknown known.  The unknown known is something we don't know we know.

"The unknown known is something we don't know we know" ...  "The unknown known is that we have an alternative to Clinton and Trump" 

OK... I'm quoting myself here trying to be dramatic.

And I'm here to say EXACTLY what that "unknown known" is which will save us from the known known - that is that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have the support of the people.  The unknown known is that we have an alternative to Clinton and Trump.  

Impossible, you say?  Third parties don't have a chance?  It's a two-party system?  Are you trying to get Trump elected.  Are you trying to get Hillary Elected.  It HAS to be one or the other... Right?  

What if I told you this is not true.  

Here's what my logical brain is telling me.  The mainstream media isn't covering this election properly... If they were... people would know that the ENTIRE HOUSE is up for re-election in 2016.  Wait what?  Didn't you know this?  If not, why not?  Yes... EVERY SEAT in the House is up for grabs.  Some Senate seats too, but for this conversation, the Senate is unimportant... Sorry Mitch...

OK, fine, but what does that mean with regard to defeating Trump and Clinton?  I'm glad I asked... 

You may have heard a number being tossed around... 270.  That's a "magic" number.  It is the number of electoral college votes one of the candidates needs to receive in order to be President of the United States.  If that doesn't happen (and remember, we have 5 candidates in the race, able to pull votes from Clinton and Trump)... the election is thrown to... <drumroll> ... The HOUSE... NOOOooo... not the House that is sitting today... the NEW HOUSE will decide who our next President will be.  And the new House doesn't have to choose between Clinton and Trump.  There are, again, 5 candidates running.  So voters can actually ENSURE that neither Trump nor Hillary are President.  And here's what that will take:

First, you may have noticed the media has mentioned that the Koch brothers are diverting attention (money) to down-ticket races and not contributing to Trump.  Why is this?  And if the Koch brothers are focusing on down-ticket races, maybe we should too.  
Bernie Sanders, after all, is also pushing down-ticket candidates... and it is starting to look more and more like this could very well be more important in the PRESIDENTIAL election than we know.  That is part of our unknown known.

Now that we know what was unknown, let's take a look at the significance of a disgruntled electorate and a 100% vulnerable house.  

First and foremost, can the electorate ensure that neither Trump nor Clinton attain the necessary 270 electoral votes?

I consider the following states as fertile for possible third-party upsets on the Republican side: AZ - 11, GA - 16, MO - 10
On the Democrat side, third parties could upset in MI - 16, WI - 10

Additionally, I'm not so sure CA is automatically Clinton's - but I'm probably sticking my neck out.  A lot of people I know are angry about being disenfranchised by Democrats.

Other states that could show strong showings for third-party candidates are CO - 9, FL - 29, IA, 6, NC - 15, NH - 4, NV - 6, OH - 16, VA - 13.  If any of these states don't go for Clinton or Trump, we could be looking at neither candidate achieving 270 electoral votes.  Nothing is a sure thing in this election.  Try it out here...

So, it is becoming apparent, to me at least, that the election could be headed for the House.  And, if the big-money corporate interests have their way, their own candidates will retain their seats.  IF...  

And so... to ensure their candidate wins, corporations will throw lots and lots of MONEY into the campaigns of their candidates.  They will run attack ads and fill the air waves with the praises of their corrupt candidates.  And THAT, my friends, is EXACTLY how we will know who to vote for in down-ticket races.  Because the unknown candidate will be known to the voters.  This is the candidate who we've never heard of - or have heard a lot of unsubstantiated nonsense about.  

We would rather vote AGAINST the enemy we know... the INCUMBENT... the name that has been drilled into our heads in every political ad this season (and previous ones).  I'm not suggesting, of course, that voters vote blindly.  I'm suggesting they take a real close look at the unknown candidates on the ticket - and consider voting for them.  Big money will shove their candidates in our faces... Mainstream media will do its best to hide the facts from us too.  But this election, the one thing that was unknown before is known now.  This electorate has the numbers to change the world... and we don't have to limit ourselves to starting at the bottom.

All these seats could be filled with NEW people in 2017.  Those people could select our NEW President.

WE can elect a NEW HOUSE in 2016.  NO INCUMBENTS... Clean sweep.  The NEW House will determine the next President.  If we select the right people to the new House, they will select the right President for US! 

* Alethic Logic : The modal logic of necessity and possibility and contingency.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Clinton Foundation: "Move on - Nothing to see here"

I have to admit, I agree with the Clinton family and the hundreds of millions of Clinton supporters and other people they have influenced (in one way or another who are still with us) that I just don't see the problem here.  If the Clinton Foundation had been guilty of accepting donations from foreign governments in exchange for favors by the Bill or Hillary, wouldn't we have heard about it before now?  I mean come on... 

It's obvious that this is all just stuff the Republicans and particularly Donald Trump, who has been colluding with the Russians a lot more recently, came up with to smear Hillary's good name and the good good name of the Clinton Foundation.  Shame on them for dragging this spotless money through the mud... money Hillary just got finished laundering, in fact!  

Sure, make a big deal about Hillary appointing one of her donors to the Nuclear Advisory Board... but don't forget, we were IN THE PROCESS of selling uranium to the Russians... so what do YOU think she should have done... appoint someone who DIDN'T want a favor?

So, what's next, Republicans?  I suppose you'll want to check the books of the Clinton Health Access Initiative.  OK, sure, last time anyone looked, there was a few million laundered through Canada and half a million from Algeria they forgot to report... but all that has changed.  Hillary is going to PROMISE this time.  And I can hear you Trump-supporters just saying "Yeah, but she promised in 2009 when she became Secretary of State"... I can just hear you.  It doesn't matter how many times it's  proven she is incapable of lying, Republicans, for some reason, don't want to acknowledge her spotless record on truthiness.

But she promised there would be no APPEARANCE of a conflict of interest - and it isn't Hillary's fault that the records of these foreign transactions "appeared".  And for the most part Obama helped grease the wheels... so THERE MUST NOT BE ANYTHING WRONG GOING ON.  

And that's EXACTLY what a full public disclosure would reveal, if the Clintons felt the need to make their dealings with foreign governments public... so why should they?

And seriously, BILL is going to PROMISE too, and we all know HE is a man of his word.  So I'm dumbfounded to see what the fuss is all about.  Bill and Hillary promise they will no longer be running the Clinton Foundation... since they will be President and First Whatever... so there is certainly no worry that everything is not on the up and up... so to speak.

So, if you really think Chelsea is going to be taking in money from foreign governments and making promises for her President and First Whatever parents, well, let me just say right here, you must have your tin-foil hat on too tight! 

NPR Story
LA Times Article