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Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians & movies

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TheVarmint
Thu Dec 27 2007, 12:12AM
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I have a few fanatical friends that send me radical stuff daily and I've been saving the for years.

Everything is relative. Once I was arguing with my brother and he told me he knew what he said was the truth because he read it in the "Readers Digest". I was at a loss for words.
I see this only as mind expansion but it may not be credible (especially the political Hillary movie) , most of this just makes you think but it is good to be skeptical about any of this.

Here's the latest batch.

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Here's the corrupt politician list per Jucial watch.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2007
Washington, DC -Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:


1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 - and rightly so - for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary's top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.


2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI): Conyers reportedly repeatedly violated the law and House ethics rules, forcing his staff to serve as his personal servants, babysitters, valets and campaign workers while on the government payroll. While the House Ethics Committee investigated these allegations in 2006, and substantiated a number of the accusations against Conyers, the committee blamed the staff and required additional administrative record-keeping and employee training. Judicial Watch obtained documentation in 2007 from a former Conyers staffer that sheds new light on the activities and conduct on the part of the Michigan congressman, which appear to be at a minimum inappropriate and likely unlawful. Judicial Watch called on the Attorney General in 2007 to investigate the matter.


3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID): In one of the most shocking scandals of 2007, Senator Craig was caught by police attempting to solicit sex in a Minneapolis International Airport men's bathroom during the summer. Senator Craig reportedly "sent signals" to a police officer in an adjacent stall that he wanted to engage in sexual activity. When the police officer showed Craig his police identification under the bathroom stall divider and pointed toward the exit, the senator reportedly exclaimed 'No!'" When asked to produce identification, Craig presented police his U.S. Senate business card and said, "What do you think of that?" The power play didn't work. Craig was arrested, charged and entered a guilty plea. Despite enormous pressure from his Republican colleagues to resign from the Senate, Craig refused.


4. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA): As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on military construction, Feinstein reviewed military construction government contracts, some of which were ultimately awarded to URS Corporation and Perini, companies then owned by Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum. While the Pentagon ultimately awards military contracts, there is a reason for the review process. The Senate's subcommittee on Military Construction's approval carries weight. Sen. Feinstein, therefore, likely had influence over the decision making process. Senator Feinstein also attempted to undermine ethics reform in 2007, arguing in favor of a perk that allows members of Congress to book multiple airline flights and then cancel them without financial penalty. Judicial Watch's investigation into this matter is ongoing.


5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY): Giuliani came under fire in late 2007 after it was discovered the former New York mayor's office "billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons." ABC News also reported that Giuliani provided Nathan with a police vehicle and a city driver at taxpayer expense. All of this news came on the heels of the federal indictment on corruption charges of Giuliani's former Police Chief and business partner Bernard Kerik, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to accepting a $165,000 bribe in the form of renovations to his Bronx apartment from a construction company attempting to land city contracts.


6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR): Governor Huckabee enjoyed a meteoric rise in the polls in December 2007, which prompted a more thorough review of his ethics record. According to The Associated Press: "[Huckabee's] career has also been colored by 14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor's office." And what was Governor Huckabee's response to these ethics allegations? Rather than cooperating with investigators, Huckabee sued the state ethics commission twice and attempted to shut the ethics process down.


7. I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby: Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000 for lying and obstructing the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation. Libby was found guilty of four felonies -- two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements to the FBI and one count of obstructing justice - all serious crimes. Unfortunately, Libby was largely let off the hook. In an appalling lack of judgment, President Bush issued "Executive Clemency" to Libby and commuted the sentence.


8. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL): A "Dishonorable Mention" last year, Senator Obama moves onto the "ten most wanted" list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin "Tony" Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefited from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company's shares. Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.


9. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress. The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi's home base of San Francisco. Pelosi just happens to own apartment buildings near the areas targeted for improvement, and will almost certainly experience a significant boost in property value as a result of Pelosi's earmark. Earlier in the year, Pelosi found herself in hot water for demanding access to a luxury Air Force jet to ferry the Speaker and her entourage back and forth from San Francisco non-stop, in unprecedented request which was wisely rejected by the Pentagon. And under Pelosi's leadership, the House ethics process remains essentially shut down - which protects members in both parties from accountability.


10. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV): Over the last few years, Reid has been embroiled in a series of scandals that cast serious doubt on his credibility as a self-professed champion of government ethics, and 2007 was no different. According to The Los Angeles Times, over the last four years, Reid has used his influence in Washington to help a developer, Havey Whittemore, clear obstacles for a profitable real estate deal. As the project advanced, the Times reported, "Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore." Whittemore also hired one of Reid's sons (Leif) as his personal lawyer and then promptly handed the junior Reid the responsibility of negotiating the real estate deal with federal officials. Leif Reid even called his father's office to talk about how to obtain the proper EPA permits, a clear conflict of interest.


Judicial Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Judicial Watch neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office. For more information, visit link.


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Cheerful Garrett
Fri Dec 28 2007, 10:22PM
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Thanks Varmint, That was interesting. I'm sending that to everyone I know. Hope that awakens some "Sleepers."

I have been so disappointed in Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. They led people to believe that things would be different with their leadership, but it's business as usual. And they certainly have not stood up to President Bush, like they said they would. They basically just laid down and have allowed the Bush Administration to continue with their business as usual.

I think they all need to be voted out - Republicans and Democrats - and we need an entire new group in there. No more "Good Ol' Boy and Good Ol' Girl Club" and using taxpayers money like it was their personal bank account.

We need more people like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich that stand up for the American people and what WE want.

And if anyone says that Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are not electable - they're wrong. Ron Paul has been elected for 10 terms, and Dennis Kucinich has been re-elected for 40 years. That sounds like experience to me. And both have good past records.
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TheVarmint
Sat Dec 29 2007, 01:32AM
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Hello Cheerful, Nancy Pelosi going to Syria was being like a rebellous child. Why go there when she had no authority to make any changes? “60 year old grandmother goes to Syria and convinces a Middle East thug to abandon terrorism.”
She’s big on taxing people on what they make which deters investment and productivity in business. It should be to tax people on what the spend so Americans will conserve and not spend so much.
Government deficit spending has made us a debtor country rather than a creditor country and look who we are a debtor to.
I like Ron Paul and follow him.

I accumulated so many of these sites that I got overwhelmed and stopped following them. I think I will take the time and go through them and pick a few to follow but there are 100's. Once I pick the best, I will send them to you.

I’m sure that you’ve read some of these. Prisonplanet is popular though.

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Grandma's Kid
Sat Dec 29 2007, 02:01AM
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Varmit,
Just looked at the info. you linked and yep it looks like we've got the best politicians money can buy. Have you got any info on Joe Biden? It looks to me as though he and Leslie Gelb have the only reasonable plan for Iraq. What's your take?

Grandma's Kid
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TheVarmint
Sat Dec 29 2007, 04:31AM
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GK: Pres. Bush knows what they are saying so there is a problem behind the scenes that he has, that they are not addressing preventing him from doing what they suggest. What is the problem behind the scenes? It is easy to give proposals but since what they say is common sense and Pres. Bush knows it, what is preventing it? He can not solve the 1000 year dispute. Can you believe he attempted to tell the Arabs that God told him to invade Iraq. They thought that he was crazy. I just threw some links together off of a list for Cheerful. I work at developing my mind to be skeptical to see all sides of a subject and I don't want to be taken seriously. George Bush will not speak to Syria and Iraq is childish. The Sunnis and Shiites primary division was if a relative of Muhammed should have been their leader, they're as childish as he is. The Sunnis are the more liberal, and believe that a non-relative could be the head guy. The real mistake was Muhammed did not designate a successor. Muhammed was a solder and led an army but he was trying to save and unify the Arabs exactly the same as Jesus was doing with the Jews. Jesus and Muhammed were both coming from the exact same place but one was a soldier and the other was a carpenter.
Certainly George Bush knows what these two politicians are saying.
Something is wrong with him not to enlist Iraq's neighbors like Iran and Syria. The pope will talk to the Muslims.

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1) get Sunni buy-in into the political process and keeping Iraq together, including through a fair distribution of resources; 2) purge the security forces of militia and sectarian thugs; and 3) convene an international conference with an enforcement mechanism to get Iraq's neighbors to agree not to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs.

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The plan would maintain a unified Iraq by decentralizing it and giving Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis local control over their daily lives - as provided for in the Iraqi constitution. The central government would be responsible for common interests, like border security and the distribution of oil revenues. We would secure support from the Sunnis - who have no oil -- by guaranteeing them a proportionate share (about 20 percent) of oil revenues and reintegrating them into society. We would increase economic aid, ask the oil-rich Arab Gulf states to fund it and tie all assistance to the protection of minority rights and the creation of a jobs program. We would initiate a major diplomatic offensive to enlist the support of Iraq's neighbors and create an Oversight Group of the U.N. and the major powers to enforce their commitments
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TheVarmint
Sun Dec 30 2007, 07:13PM
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Waterbed Video

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TheVarmint
Tue Jan 08 2008, 01:06AM
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Here are the best of the radical political news sites that were sent to me. Some of these sites repeat but I could not remember the ones that I posted.

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Keith
Tue Jan 08 2008, 07:42PM
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And in the interest of fair of balanced coverage....Here's some more conservative venues:

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TheVarmint
Wed Jan 09 2008, 12:35AM
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Keith, I have a regular news list and I read both for the balance. I should have put it too.

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I hope that I'm not taken maliciously but I saw that our very own xxxxxxxx went to Mexico and scared those people half to death.

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editor
Thu Jan 10 2008, 08:46PM

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Varmint, your post in another thread: "The wolf, the lake, the mayor, whatever…" expresses a desire for less discourtesy and impoliteness in the member forum. Since you wrote a questionable post recently (see above), we assisted with your wish by disguising the person's name, which now neutralizes the comment. BTW: we have the ability to block members, too, but have not had to use the feature. We sincerely appreciate it when members show decorum, share diverse opinions and monitor their own posts.



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