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Readers don't buy 'explanation' of donations GAZA $33,000 ILLEGAL TO OBAMA
World Net Daily ^ | August 8, 2008 | World Net Daily

Posted on 08/09/2008 3:09:44 AM PDT by Amityschild

A Wall Street Journal report brushed off concerns about contributions of more than $30,000 to Sen. Barack Obama campaign from three brothers in Gaza, but the newspaper's readers weren't swallowing the explanation.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; donors; foreignmoney; gaza; gazagate; islam; mohammedanism; obama; rafahgate
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I sent an email to Glenn R. Simpson who wrote the WSJ article asking about any follow up. He said he had no intention of writing anything more on the story.

The death of journalism is here. Move over dead media...the new media will arise.

1 posted on 08/09/2008 3:09:45 AM PDT by Amityschild
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To: Amityschild
NewsMax: McCain Campaign to Return 50K in Donations by a Jordanian
2 posted on 08/09/2008 3:33:26 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () ......Pelosi + Reed = $ 4.00 per gallon......()
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To: Amityschild

So many are trying to cover for Obama. Suppressing news like this. That ought to be a red flag to the American people.


3 posted on 08/09/2008 4:01:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Amityschild

THE OBAMA FILE.

4 posted on 08/09/2008 4:06:35 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
What is wrong with the RNC? With McCain??? Why don't they hit on this issue???? It's TRUE! It's ILLEGAL! Obama is responding and thus running scared from this!!! GO RNC! What more can we do for you????

The Obamabots are infiltrating comments wherever this is posted and directing to McCain articles that THE MSM IS PUBLISHING and 1) WaPo got it WRONG (had to retract statements) and 2) McCain addresses it and DOES RETURN $$ that is questionable.

OBAMA SAYS HE RETURNED MONEY BUT THE DONORS (IN GAZA!!!) didn't get it.

Well, no story there...Nope. Move along.

Sorry for the caps...I'm very frustrated. It's bloody amazing to be the one who put the story OUT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE (dammit!!) and to see how it's twisted and played.

sheesh...ok...calming down now.

5 posted on 08/09/2008 4:25:03 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Amityschild; texasbluebell; SE Mom; David; PhilDragoo; null and void; pissant; FARS; Fred Nerks; ...

ping


6 posted on 08/09/2008 4:34:21 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

I bet it is a big story among non Hollywood Jewish community.


7 posted on 08/09/2008 4:37:14 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Amityschild

>>>OBAMA SAYS HE RETURNED MONEY BUT THE DONORS (IN GAZA!!!) didn’t get it.

When the stories of Norman Hsu were being followed here, some that were being questioned about donations from here were able to decline the donations by giving them to ‘charity’. Many were speculating that the monies would go to a charity that would launder them back into their campaign at some point.


8 posted on 08/09/2008 4:37:33 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
Good morning! Just watched Edward's on Nightline. What a scum bag!!! He had the NERVE to mention McCain and his past during this interview???

Anyway, back to topic. When will the 'news' media get it and start reporting the news?

9 posted on 08/09/2008 4:37:38 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Calpernia

Sloppy wording.

Clarifying:

about donations from here were = about donations from him (as in Hsu) were


10 posted on 08/09/2008 4:38:52 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
I just discovered a link in PowerLine Forums that went to my spreadsheets on Google Docs. Wow.

I am wondering if the full data that is in the FEC donor file should be put out for people to see for themselves?

What is reported in the searches at FEC, OpenSecrets, Donor.org, etc. is only contributions over $200.

Obama is getting millions under this amount. I think this is why he is forgoing public money so that he can get money that he doesn't have to report to the public. You CAN get the raw data, and I already have it in spreadsheets.

I see that 35,000 contributions totaling over 3 million are in really odd dollar and cents amounts. The other oddity is that these kind of donations were made in larger and larger numbers (meaning in from numbers of donors) as time went on in the campaign.

What do you think?

11 posted on 08/09/2008 4:43:16 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Amityschild

I’ve no idea if this is related to the media silence; but I found the timing interesting.

During the last campaign I worked on, we were using a newswire service because my candidate’s Press Releases were not being picked up by our local news.

Even with the newswire service, the local news were still ignoring our news.

Our newswire service assigned a service rep to analyze all the releases we had and who picked up the stories vs. who didn’t and why. I don’t know who that data is being collected for; but I’m hoping it is to target this type of silencing.


12 posted on 08/09/2008 4:44:04 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Liz

Interesting thread. And I’m am more than sure that this can’t be the first time. (meaning candidate and laundering)


13 posted on 08/09/2008 4:46:07 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Amityschild

I think the Mahdi wannabe needs a vacation at Gitmo.

Oh, I’m sorry, you meant what do I think of your contribution analysis!

I think you have done an excellent job following this. You have been on it like a pit bull for the past couple of weeks.

Bump to the top!


14 posted on 08/09/2008 4:48:24 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: mewzilla

Bump for later.


15 posted on 08/09/2008 4:49:36 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Cindy; txflake; freema

Good stuff ping


16 posted on 08/09/2008 4:54:25 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Amityschild; ex-Texan

There have been some threads Ex-Tex has pinged me to that shows, some how, that the mortgage crises is related to the voter fraud (ACORN).

Two things I find interesting that I don’t know how to plug in because monies laundering can be over my head at times.

1) Jon Corzine (NJ Gov/Goldman Sachs Exec/former/but not quite) has been working on Obama’s campaign.

2) Obama has a PAC that deals with low income housing and has some oddly related churches attached to it that have been issuing large grants to support immigrants/illegals. That is the Hopefund PAC. One of the grants that is related is called Unity.

3) Corzine just made a trip to Israel in reference to Obama’s campaign. One of the developers, Charles Kushner, that was heavily involved with Clinton’s campaign in the past has a construction developers business there. Kushner was the one that sponsored Golan Cipel. That was our former gov McGreevey, I am a Gay American’s, boyfriend. Remember, Mcreevey made him head of NJ’s homeland security.

Maybe someone will know some more pieces to plug in here.


17 posted on 08/09/2008 5:03:22 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Another note.

Norman Hsu donated to Obama’s Hopefund PAC:

http://blog.barofintegrity.us/2007/09/01/norman-hsu-and-dnc-fundraisers.aspx
Norman Hsu And DNC Fundraisers


18 posted on 08/09/2008 5:12:35 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Amityschild
You need to understand that the WSJ is the most liberal of the big media outlets. It is their editorial column that is conservative not their news desk.
19 posted on 08/09/2008 5:19:02 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Amityschild
HopeNchange: Illegal Campaign Contributions to Obama from .... GAZA

And be sure to check out the pic at the link....

20 posted on 08/09/2008 5:21:22 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

I saw that! On a personal note...today as I was putting my cat outside I thought, you know...gotta keep an eye on her, I’d hate for someone to do her harm.


21 posted on 08/09/2008 5:30:32 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: devolve; potlatch; PhilDragoo

Don’t miss this picture for graphics:

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/193536.php


22 posted on 08/09/2008 5:35:21 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Amityschild
re:really odd dollar and cents amounts.

My guess - foreign currency conversion to US dollars.

23 posted on 08/09/2008 5:57:23 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Amityschild

ahh this story should hit the press by December...


24 posted on 08/09/2008 5:57:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: T. P. Pole
Not so. US donors. I also looked at possible store sales. The only things you can buy not ending in .00 are tee shirts for 20.08 and a couple of items ending in .05.

Photobucket Ok...I'm a novice at this. Hope it's not too big!

25 posted on 08/09/2008 6:43:47 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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I see that 35,000 contributions totaling over $3 million are in really odd dollar and cents amounts. The other oddity is that these kind of donations were made in larger and larger numbers (meaning in from numbers of donors) as time went on in the campaign.

The "odd dollar and cents amounts" could mean charges to stolen credit cards to make it appear these were legit purchases rather than even-numbered contributions that would stand out on one's c/c bill.

Wonder if it has something to do with the recent c/c hack of retailers.

The DOJ said the information hacked from retailers including TJX Cos, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, Forever 21 and DSW was stored on two servers in Ukraine and Latvia - one with more than 25 million credit and debit card numbers and another with more than 16 million numbers.

26 posted on 08/09/2008 7:12:00 AM PDT by Liz (Taxpayer: one who works for the govt but doesn't have to take a civil service test. R. Reagan.)
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To: Fred Nerks

He stinks to high heaven. We should be afraid.....verrrry afraid!


27 posted on 08/09/2008 7:21:06 AM PDT by dbacks (Should we really elect a man that would not be allowed to be an airport baggage screener?)
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To: Liz

That is a similar to the stunt that was pulled with people’s credit scores. Small amounts (still in 10s of thousands, but small relative to the full amount) of monies were applied to people’s credit scores to secure the financial creative mortgages to flip homes.

Maybe this is how it is related to the voter fraud. How much data do these people have to float charges of monies on people.


28 posted on 08/09/2008 7:21:33 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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You see what I'm looking at re: the dollars and cents. Donations in these amounts make no sense (no pun intended) at all.

What to make of it? They are, of course, reporting the donations in excess of $200 even if they are odd looking, but the amounts under are not reported at all (other than total data dump). Who contributes in these amounts?

"Sure honey, let's give $1,389.23 to Senator Obama."

29 posted on 08/09/2008 7:35:52 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Amityschild
Who contributes in these amounts? "Sure honey, let's give $1,389.23 to Senator Obama."

No question----Obama's financiers are finagling the numbers.

30 posted on 08/09/2008 7:53:37 AM PDT by Liz (Taxpayer: one who works for the govt but doesn't have to take a civil service test. R. Reagan.)
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To: Amityschild

It does make sense as to what Liz is saying. Odd ball amounts floating on unsuspecting credit card charges wouldn’t necessarily raise a red flag.


31 posted on 08/09/2008 8:04:06 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Liz

Those numbers are from currency conversions.


32 posted on 08/09/2008 8:45:32 AM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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To: Liz

Those numbers are from currency conversions.


33 posted on 08/09/2008 8:45:32 AM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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34 posted on 08/09/2008 8:46:29 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo

THAT is a great graphic!


35 posted on 08/09/2008 8:59:05 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks Cal. $33K is the tip of the iceberg for this idiot I’m sure. Russian and Chinese $$ will surely be joining the arab $$


36 posted on 08/09/2008 9:14:42 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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Obama almost literally came from nowhere and has raised a fortune seemingly based on charisma and rhetoric.

There have to be strings attached:


37 posted on 08/09/2008 9:24:49 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The trouble isn't that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right)
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To: Lady Jag; PhilDragoo

38 posted on 08/09/2008 9:39:11 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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39 posted on 08/09/2008 11:50:40 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The trouble isn't that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right)
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To: Lady Jag

The name Iran is a cognate of Aryan, and means “Land of the Aryans”.[4][5][6]


According to wikpedia that is true. Interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran


40 posted on 08/09/2008 11:54:15 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Amityschild

Interesting. Not going to ask you to do my homework for me but do you happen to know how many of McCain’s contributions are in odd dollar/cents amounts?


41 posted on 08/09/2008 12:04:00 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: PeterPrinciple

I haven’t yet found the article but online there is some detailed history of Iran’s renaming. The whole Germany/Iran relationship was pretty brutal on their enemies.


42 posted on 08/09/2008 12:04:14 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The trouble isn't that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right)
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To: Norman Bates
I checked. None. I was stunned.
43 posted on 08/09/2008 12:11:38 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Amityschild

Then, discounting differences in reporting, the chances of statistically that being a coincidence is zero. Incredible.


44 posted on 08/09/2008 12:14:22 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates; All
Did anyone read about the fundraiser that George Clooney is holding for the jug ears on September 2nd in Geneva, Switzerland.

Something stinks and it's not Swiss cheese

45 posted on 08/09/2008 1:04:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Kaslin

Read about it, yeah. I’m not so much worried about that (though I despise Clooney). It’s the small overseas internet donations that cause the most concern. They come in under the radar. Obama is getting bankrolled by the arabs. An event like the Swiss one will bring scrutiny with it. (Or perhaps one would hope.)


46 posted on 08/09/2008 1:15:51 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

My point is that it’s still illegal for foreigners to donate to our Presidential campaign. I would be upset too if the donations were made for McCain or any Republican candidate


47 posted on 08/09/2008 1:22:12 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Norman Bates
Donations to McCain appear as you'd expect campaign contributions to appear. Increments of $25, $50, $100, $250 up to the limits of $2,300 & $4,600 for both primary & general election cycle. There are some $9,200 which are not OVER the limit but represent $4,600 for two spouses.

There are some odd $. Just NO and I mean NO cents transactions.

48 posted on 08/09/2008 6:15:43 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: toddlintown
See post #25. Foreign currency conversions don't explain it. All the entries in the spreadsheet at this post are domestic.

It has to be something else.

49 posted on 08/09/2008 6:18:31 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Kaslin

I would be upset no matter which party. But I think this Swiss fundraiser is for Americans living abroad. I could be wrong.


50 posted on 08/09/2008 9:28:25 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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