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Haiti Official, Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation, Found Dead In Miami

Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami. He was 50.

Eberwein was due to appear next Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors.

According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head“. Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide.”

Eberwein, who had acknowledged his life was in danger, was a fierce critic of the Clinton Foundation’s activities in the Caribbean island, where he served as director general of the government’s economic development agency, Fonds d’assistance économique et social, for three years.

According to Eberwein, a paltry 0.6% of donations granted by international donors to the Clinton Foundation with the express purpose of directly assisting Haitians actually ended up in the hands of Haitian organizations. A further 9.6% ended up with the Haitian government. The remaining 89.8%  – or $5.4 billion – was funneled to non-Haitian organizations.

The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year.

The former director general of Haiti, who also served as an advisor to Haitian President Michel Martelly, was also a partner in a popular pizza restaurant in Haiti, Muncheez, and even has a pizza — the Klaus Special — named after him.

According to the Haiti Libre newspaper, Eberwein was said to be in “good spirits“, with plans for the future. His close friends and business partners are shocked by the idea he may have committed suicide.

It’s really shocking,” said Muncheez’s owner Gilbert Bailly. “We grew up together; he was like family.”

Bailly said he last spoke to Eberwein two weeks ago and he was in good spirits. They were excited about future business plans and were working on opening a Muncheez restaurant in Sunrise, he said.

The Haitian government issued an official notice thanking Eberwein for his service and mourning his untimely death.

The Directorate General of FAES presents its sympathies to the bereaved families, friends and collaborator that this mourning afflicts. The FAES flag will be flown at half-mast from Wednesday 12th to Tuesday 18th July 2017. May his soul rest in peace,” Charles Ernest Chatelier, director general.

 

Clinton-Linked Death Shakes Dems, Media Panics

by Ben Marquis

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at a campaign organizing event in Salinas, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Avery

There is a running conspiracy regarding the astonishing number of people who have mysteriously ended up dead — either through odd accidents or “suicide” — after becoming involved with or threatening to expose the alleged misdeeds of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Another seemingly suspicious death can now be added to that already extensive list, as a former Haitian government official reportedly killed himself just prior to delivering testimony that was expected to be highly critical of the Clinton Foundation and the disbursement of the funds raised in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the impoverished nation.

According to the Miami Herald, Klaus Eberwein, who headed Haiti’s economic development agency known as the Fonds d’Assistance Economique et Social from 2012 to 2015, was shot in the head and died in a Miami hotel room on July 11. The death was pronounced a suicide.

Eberwein, who reportedly was working part-time as an Uber driver in South Florida since leaving his post in the Haitian government, was also a partner in a pizza franchise in Haiti. His business associate was surprised by the sudden death as he recalled Eberwein being in good spirits as he planned to expand the business into Florida.

“It’s really shocking,” said longtime friend Gilbert Bailly, owner of Muncheez pizza. “We grew up together; he was like family.”

Eberwein was scheduled to testify on July 18 to the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission regarding allegations he faced of corruption and fraud related to the administration of relief funds.

What the Herald and most of the rest of the liberal media fail to mention is that Eberwein was also expected to testify that it was the Clinton Foundation who had misappropriated and fraudulently mismanaged the funds that were ostensibly raised to support Haiti’s recovery from the earthquake, according to WND.

The 50-year-old former official was an outspoken critic of the Clinton Foundation and reportedly told friends that he feared for his life due to those fierce criticisms.

“The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein had shouted during a protest outside the Clinton Foundation building in New York City in 2016.

Eberwein had previously stated, and was expected to testify as much, that only a mere 0.6 percent of the billions of dollars raised by the Clinton Foundation for Haiti actually made it into the hands of Haitian relief organizations. Some 9.8 percent of the funds ended up in the coffers of the Haitian government.

The remaining 89.8 percent of the funds, roughly $5.4 billion, were reportedly either unaccounted for or were disbursed to non-Haitian organizations.

Obviously, there is no evidence that the Clintons had anything to do with Eberwein’s death, but yet another suspicious death by a person highly critical of the Clintons and reportedly on the verge of exposing their corruption certainly does raise questions.

Considering that Bill Clinton is still held up as a hero on the left, Hillary is reportedly mulling a third run at the presidency and their daughter Chelsea continues to be groomed by a friendly media for a presumed entry into politics as an elected Democrat in the near future, it really isn’t that surprising that the bulk of the media would avoid digging too deep on this story, as they may not like what — or who — gets exposed.

H/T ZeroHedge

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The fake news story about Trump’s involvement with Russia has been going nowhere. A new investigation is shining a light on a Democrat who has more factual ties.

News recently broke about Adam (Shit) Schiff, a California Democrat representative, and Trump conspiracy theorist. Got News released a financial disclosure report showing that Schiff had at least $16,000 invested in a Russia-linked company.

Last week, Schiff made claims about our President and Russia. A recent tweet from Schiff suggests that working with Russia is EXACTLY like working with North Korea.

He also sent a tweet about how President Trump “already capitulates to Putin.” Some have pointed out that he has no evidence to claim this on.

Starting out the tweet, Schiff writes, “America Last.” His obvious attempt at trying to ridicule Trump failed.

The documentation reveals that Schiff was invested in dozens of energy firms based in Russia. Most notably, he was connected to Gazprom, which is half-owned by the Russian government.

This particular company is also responsible for producing almost all of the natural gas that comes from Russia.

This is just another case of hypocrisy from the left. The startling truth is that Democrats are cooperating with Russia through investments.

This is an example of the left trying to ridicule Trump, even though it is hypocrisy at its worst.

No one believes the left because their credibility is gone. It has been for years, but they keep yammering on.

If the left is going to keep making their bold claims, they might want to check their closet for skeletons first.

IT WAS A SETUP ALL ALONG THE DIRTY DEMMS ARRANGED MEETING BETWEEN TRUMP JR AND RUSSIAN LAWYER

 

The media was buzzing this week with the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9 of last year, shortly before the Republican National Convention. The meeting was first reported by The New York Times on Saturday and confirmed by the president’s son, who said it was primarily about a U.S. law known as the Magnitsky act, signed by Barack Obama in 2012. Passed to punish Russian officials for their involvement in a money laundering scheme, it was rejected forcefully by Moscow. Vladimir Putin retaliated by banning U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children, and the lawyer in question has been a strong advocate against the law. According to the Trump team, this was Veselnitskaya’s overarching agenda in calling the meeting.

Unfortunately for Don Jr., the New York Times didn’t reveal everything they knew all at once, giving him the opportunity to fall into a carefully-laid trap. Once they pounced on Sunday with additional information that the Trump team was promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton, the president’s son had to revise his characterization of the meeting.

“After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton,” he said in a statement on Sunday. “Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information. She then changed subjects and began discussing the adoption of Russian children and mentioned the Magnitsky Act. It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting.”

Granted, this doesn’t look great. However, it is not the “confession” that some in the liberal media have called it. Trump Jr. clearly states that Veselnitskaya did not bring up her supposed information regarding Hillary until AFTER they were all gathered at the meeting. Is that plausible? You be the judge. But even if the Trump team was told beforehand – as a subsequent Times story indicates – that they would be given some form of opposition material, they did not have any serious indication that they were speaking with a representative of the Russian government. It’s not even exactly clear if Veselnitskaya IS a representative of the Kremlin, although she seems to have a relationship of some kind. Furthermore, there is no evidence from any involved party that she actually gave the Trump team anything at all.

Here’s the interesting part, though. According to a Circa story published shortly after the Times report, an oppo research outfit called Fusion GPS – the same outfit that funded the Trump “dossier” that made all the waves last December – was instrumental in setting up this meeting between the Trump team and the Russian lawyer:

“We have learned from both our own investigation and public reports that the participants in the meeting misrepresented who they were and who they worked for,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for President Trump’s legal team. “Specifically, we have learned that the person who sought the meeting is associated with Fusion GPS, a firm which according to public reports, was retained by Democratic operatives to develop opposition research on the President and which commissioned the phony Steele dossier. ”

“These developments raise serious issues as to exactly who authorized and participated in any effort by Russian nationals to influence our election in any manner,” Corallo said.

By June 9 of last year, the Democratic National Committee already knew, via the private company CrowdStrike, that Russian hackers were behind the invasion into their servers. However, it was not until the following month that this news was publicly known. In other words, there was no reason for the Trump team to get any particularly “fishy” vibes from the prospect of a meeting with a Russian national. There WAS, however, a tremendous incentive on the part of Trump’s opponents to connect him – however tenuously – with the Russians, whom they already knew to be involved in international espionage regarding the election.

This brings up the obvious question: Was all of this a set-up from the very beginning? Is the Trump team facing allegations of collusion because a down-and-dirty Hillary Clinton campaign went to great lengths to put them in compromising positions? We certainly hope Robert Mueller and his team of Clinton donors won’t forget to investigate this side of the story while getting to “the truth” of what happened last year.

Study Finds Best Run States Are Low Tax Republican, Worst Run Are High Tax Democrat

A new study finds that states run by Republicans with low tax policies do much better than ones run by Democrats with high tax policies.

This news may seem like a no-brainer but there are plenty of people on the left who will find it surprising and even dispute the results.

Investor’s Business Daily has the story:

Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

Several states, including Republican states, have decided to raise taxes this year to cover budget shortfalls. But a new study suggests that the states might find themselves in worse financial shape after the money starts rolling in.

According to the latest ranking of states by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the most fiscally sound states in the nation are all low-tax, GOP strongholds, while the 10 least-solvent states are almost all high-tax and heavily Democratic

There were several changes in the rankings from last year. Florida moved from sixth place to first, while Alaska dropped from first place last year to 17th this year, driven mainly by the fall in oil prices. Idaho moved into the top 10.

At the bottom of the heap, Louisiana and West Virginia both dropped down in the 10-worst list, while Hawaii greatly improved, going from 45th place last year 27th this year. Connecticut, Maine and New York also climbed out of the bottom 10 list. But New Jersey fell to dead last from last year’s 48th place.

Trump to take drastic steps to force Democrats to fund border wall

The House Freedom Caucus chairman said that President Trump was ready to shut down the government if the next budget bill didn’t include funding for his border wall. (DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

 After being heavily criticized for not including funding for a border wall in a previous budget bill, President Trump is said to be willing to take drastic steps to force funding in the next budget. A Freedom Caucus congressman says Trump is willing to force a government shutdown if his border wall isn’t funded.

In in interview with Breitbart News, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said there was enough support for Trump’s ultimatum.

“My conversations with the president have led me to believe that there is nothing less than a full and total commitment on his part to only sign into law a funding bill that actually allows for us to start construction of a border wall on our southern border,” he said. “He’s committed to do that.”

“We’re committed to supporting him in that position,” he continued. “And most importantly, the American people are willing to support him in that and believe that it’s a campaign promise that this president is going to fulfill.”

The border wall has been a contentious promise made by Trump during the presidential campaign, as even some allies admit that it would be extraordinarily and prohibitively expensive. Trump has not acquiesced in saying that it will be built however. During the recent G20 economic summit, he said definitively that it would be built, and Mexico would pay for it, even as Mexico’s presidentwas standing nearby.

“There is nothing more critical that has to be funded than funding the border wall for two reasons,” Meadows said. “One is it is a commitment that the president made to the American people and one that he intends on keeping, but the second part of that is for our national security we must secure our borders.”

“And the American people will accept no less,” he concluded.

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MILLIONS OF NON-CITIZENS MAY HAVE VOTED IN ’12

Voter fraud and immigration are the third rails of Democrat politics. You can touch anything, but not those. We have a pretty good idea about the latter, but the effect of the former on our politics remains a mystery. Our system of elections is filled with irregularities. Fraud is routine, especially in political machines, and comes in many forms. There is little in the way of real enforcement.

So we’re in a political twilight zone and we can only grope about for the truth.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.

Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote…

For 2012, Just Facts said, 3.2 million to 5.6 million noncitizens were registered to vote and 1.2 million to 3.6 million of them voted.

Mr. Agresti lays out his reasoning in a series of complicated calculations, which he compares to U.S. Census Bureau figures for noncitizen residents. Polls show noncitizens vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

The bottom line is that we can speculate and estimate, but we can’t really know. And until we actually have Voter ID, voter fraud will remain a twilight zone.

Still Republicans in certain parts of the country know, as Giuliani had reportedly said, that they must win by a much larger margin just to compensate for the voter fraud. That is also true for the President of the United States.

DEMOCRATS

THE DEMOCRATS

COOK COUNTY, A SODA TAX, AND THE DEATH OF AN ECONOMY

By John F. Di Leo – Laffer Curve

Contemplations on the new Cook County Soda Tax

Cook County, Illinois – the home of America’s fourth largest city – Chicago, is, like many metro areas, broke. So, as many jurisdictions do when broke, they imagine a need to raise tax rates.

The one they have chosen for July 1, 2017 is a soda tax, in addition to any applicable sales tax, which in Illinois can be as high as ten percent ad valorem already. This new “soda tax” is not just on soda, but on any beverage that is sweetened with either sugar or artificial sweetener (so it applies to both regular drinks and diet drinks), from soda pop to children’s juice boxes, from bottled iced teas to sports drinks. And the price will not be ad valorum (a percentage of the price) as we’re accustomed; it’s a penny per ounce.

So if you buy a package of 10 x 6.75oz juice boxes for your children’s lunches, there’s another 67.5 cents for the county on top of the $2.00 for the juice. If you buy a large Coke or Diet Coke for a dollar at McDonald’s or some other restaurant that 32oz drink alone will add another 32 cents to the bill. And if you buy a 24-can case of pop at the grocery store, which usually costs between six and nine dollars around here, that’s another $2.88 in taxes for that case.

If you’ve been doing the math in your head during these past few lines, you’ve begun to realize that this “soda tax” is typically anywhere from a 30% to 50% tax rate – the kind of crippling, confiscatory tax rate that protectionist governments propose as punitive tariffs against undesirable imports, when they want to destroy an import market.  But the Cook County Board has inflicted this tax on ourselves – on the very grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and fast food places where we all buy our drinks, either alone or with meals.

Why?  Because they claim to need revenue, and because they think that by attaching this modern example of highway robbery to a sweetened product of which some dietitians disapprove, they will be lauded for it.

They are mistaken.

History and Its Challenges

Both Chicago and Cook County grew a great deal, as one would expect, in their first hundred years, but something changed by the late 1950s.

As they grew, both Chicago and Cook County had to build government services – roads, police, fire stations, schools, parks, libraries – to accommodate this growth.  But the problem with such government projects is that, once you build to accommodate a population, you must draw it down when the population plummets, and that’s hard to do.

Illinois’ greatest politician, the late Ronald Reagan, once said that “the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.”   And sure enough, we’ve seen this problem dooming Illinois’ budgets for generations.

When Chicago reached its population peak of 3.5 million in the  early 1950s, it built up to deliver the public service needs of such a world-class city… but Chicago has bled a million people since then (literally as well as numerically), and is down to only 2.5 million today.

The city should require two-sevenths less in services, but it has only increased its services, as it can’t bear to close schools and police stations, can’t reduce its roads or its water and sewer delivery systems, can’t bring itself to fire its city bureaucrats. You can’t fire the alderman’s spouse or cousin without bringing the hellfire of the party on your head; you can’t fire the committeeman’s nephew or niece without losing your own job.

Since part of Chicago’s reduction fed the county, at first, the County’s numeric  peak occurred later, but today it’s in the same boat as Chicago.  Cook County was only at 4.5 million when Chicago was at 3.5 million in the early 1950s; Cook hit its peak 20 years later, reaching 5.5 million in 1970 when flight from Chicago to the near (Cook) suburbs was at its maximum.

But that flight continued over the years, and today, Cook is down just a bit, to 5.2 million or thereabouts.  So it’s been roughly stable in population for about 50 years, even though there’s been considerable movement within it borders in that time, as the city has emptied and the suburbs have grown.

The difference between their situations is stark though.  Cook doesn’t have the huge brick-and-mortar obligations of a city.  Cook County doesn’t have to worry about closing schools, fire stations and police stations.  It maintains a law enforcement force (the sheriff and his deputies), a number of roads, a court system and jail, the board of elections, and a huge string of public parks, but these shouldn’t have the skyrocketing costs that Chicago’s infrastructure requires.  What then is the challenge?

Cook County has chosen – it’s not mandated in any way, but it has chosen – to be a welfare state, in healthcare, for the poor of Cook County (and for the poor of any other place on earth who feel like moving here). Cook County operates a hospital system (why, when the private sector provides hospitals?); half its spending is on the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

You can’t just privatize it in a day, but you could have never started it in the first place.  Cook County’s budget isn’t full of hundreds of ridiculous expenditures; if you study it, hoping to find idiotic expenses that can easily be slashed, you’ll come away with little low-hanging fruit.

The costs of Cook County, rather, are high because of what Cook County, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois have chosen to do for over half a century: to tolerate crime and to invite in illegal aliens who can’t support themselves, which has driven away the manufacturing and business opportunities whose jobs and tax revenues were needed to fund such generosity.

Every killer who doesn’t get the chair creates an expense for the city, county and state.  Every gang that scares away tourists, every mugger who ruins a neighborhood, every car thief who raises our auto insurance rates, every welfare program that encourages the importation of unemployable foreign refugees… all these have created the massive cost burden on local government that cause our annual budget shortfalls.

And on top of all that, the city, county and state have all made pension promises that they couldn’t keep, to all the employees they’ve hired over all these decades, dooming the state to a status of junk bonds and high taxes, driving people away at a record clip.

Some 95,000 people fled Illinois in 2016 alone, and the ones who fled weren’t the ones we need to leave!

The time has come to revoke our welfare state status, to stop paying the way for those who will not work, for those will not obey the law, for those who insist on making life worse for the rest of us.

The time has come to end our Sanctuary City status, and to start executing convicted killers, muggers, drug dealers and violent rapists.  We cannot hope to invite desirable new taxpayers in until we purge the city of the lawbreakers who have made it so inhospitable for half a century, landing us in the situation we’re in today.

The Effects of Confiscatory Taxation

Illinois is already among the highest-taxed states in America.  Such lists will always vary, as different taxes hit different groups in different ways, but in the end, Illinois jockeys for the title with such tax hells as New York, California, and New Jersey.  In Cook County, the combination of property taxes, sales taxes, and state income taxes, along with the various fees that needle the individual and cripple the small business, puts us smack on the top of the list.

In the 1970s, the groundbreaking economist Arthur Laffer had an idea while dining at a restaurant, and scribbled it on a napkin so he’d remember.  The Laffer Curve has since become the single most logical and best-remembered economic theory in the field; the simple idea that tax rates only raise revenue up to a certain point, beyond which the high tax rates become destructive, driving away business and causing an actual reduction in revenue rather than the desired increase.

When Dr. Laffer had the idea in the 1970s, it was used primarily in national economic debates, but it’s just as accurate at the state or local level.

We’ve witnessed example after example in recent decades of a luxury tax killing the boat industry, a city income tax causing wealthy New Yorkers to move away, a crippling entertainment tax killing convention business at once popular conference hubs.

We’ve even seen it here in Cook County before, as high cigarette taxes drove Illinois smokers across the border to Indiana to purchase their smokes.

But they don’t learn.  So they are implementing a simply outrageous tax, one that sounds minor – just a penny an ounce! – until you do the math.  And, like the national Democrats, they are counting on people never doing the math.

But they will.  People WILL do the math, and quickly.

  • How long will it take to realize that another $2.88 per 24-can case of pop makes it worthwhile to drive to the next county to buy your groceries?
  • How long will it take to realize that if a family of five dines at a restaurant on this side of the county line, the soda taxes alone will add several dollars to the bill?
  • How long will it take to realize that if your commute takes you through both Lake and Cook, or between Lake and DuPage, or between Lake and Will, then you should stop at the fast food place, or the grocery store, or the restaurant on the non-Cook half of your commute, not the Cook half?

The effect of this tax will be stark, and immediate, as business plummets in grocery stores, restaurants, fast food establishments, even 7-11s and gas stations.

Think about it – if you just want gas, go to the one with the cheapest gas.  But if you want to buy a slurpee or a 20oz bottle of pop when you fill up, you won’t even start checking the pump prices until you’re out of Cook County.

People choose between Mariano’s and Jewel, between Costco and Sam’s, between Burger King and Wendy’s, based on saving a couple of dollars on this or that item.  When a single 24-case of pop makes a difference of $2.88 alone, what do you think will happen to Cook County’s already-suffering environment?

Goodbye, cashier and bagger jobs.

Goodbye, stockboy jobs.

Goodbye, bartender and waitress jobs.

Goodbye, drive-through and fast food register jobs.

Just Goodbye, Cook County Retail and Hospitality businesses.  Goodbye.

Copyright 2017 John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicagoland-based writer, international trade lecturer, Customs broker and actor.  He lives in Cook and works in DuPage, and his family has already identified where they will be shopping for groceries and going out to dinner from July 1 onward.   It won’t be in Cook.

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