Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

John McCain funded by Soros since 2001
WND ^ | February 12, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 02/11/2008 8:01:48 PM PST by Tigen

Candidate's Reform Institute also accepted funds from Teresa Kerry

As Sen. John McCain assumes the GOP front-runner mantle, his long-standing, but little-noticed association with left-wing donors such as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry is receiving new attention among his Republican critics.

In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.

McCain used the institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.

In 2006, the Arizona senator was forced to sever his formal ties with the Reform Institute after a controversial $200,000 contribution from Cablevision came to light. McCain solicited the donation for the Reform Institute using his membership on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, he supported Cablevision's push to introduce the more profitable al la carte pricing, rather than packages of TV programming.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; 527groups; anyonebutmccain; corsi; elections; fundedbysoros; fundraisingtheleft; georgesoros; heinz; kerry; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcmexico; opensocietyinstitute; reforminstitute; rmsp; soros; tidesfoundation
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 551-564 next last
To: Tigen

save


201 posted on 02/11/2008 10:18:09 PM PST by Eagles6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoGrayZone

fyi.


202 posted on 02/11/2008 10:21:11 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Caligula had his horse and Mad Tom has his dog.


203 posted on 02/11/2008 10:21:17 PM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

So... Cecilia is part of their team to sell Climate Change mumbo-jumbo (perhaps even writing in Spanish?) and these two Chamber of Commerce dudes are probably part of the groups telling us how good all those illegal immigrants are for the economy and why we need McCainiacs shamnesty!

Here is Cecilia’s book intro (”climate colonialism, revolutionary ecology, and environmental commodification”?):

http://books.google.com/books?id=9XqJ3RxhlQ8C

Environmental Justice: Discourses in International Political Economy By John Byrne, Leigh Glover, Cecilia Martinez

Environmental justice is one of the most controversial and important issues in contemporary social science. Volume 8 of the Energy and Environmental Policy series challenges our understanding of environmental justice in a global context. It includes theoretical investigations and case studies by leading authors in the field.

Global forces of technology and the development of global markets are transforming social life and the natural order. These changes require a critical examination of nature-society relations. Increasingly, modernization assigns the risks of modernity to those with the least power and greatest vulnerability to environmental harm.

Conventional environmentalism, which focuses on the critique of the effects of humanity on nature, is struggling with the problem of environmental justice. In particular, it is having difficulty explaining persistent patterns of social injustice that accompany escalating environmental exploitation. As the capacity for environmental destruction expands, broader concerns about environmental injustice have come to the fore, including awareness of threats to whole cultures, ways of life, and entire ecologies.

The volume’s authors consider the links between expanded patterns of environmental injustice and the structures and forces underlying and shaping the international political economy.

Environmental injustice is examined across a variety of cultures in the developed and developing world. Through case studies of climate colonialism, revolutionary ecology, and environmental commodification, the global and local dimensions of the problem are presented.

The latest volume in this important series demonstrates that environmental justice cannotbe reduced to simple parables of indifference, prejudice, or appropriation. It forges an understanding of environmental injustice as a development of international political economy itself. Likewise, initiatives on behalf of environmental justice are seen as elements of broader movements to secure self-determination in a globalizing world.

This book will be of interest to policymakers, energy and environmental experts, and all those interested in the environment and environmental law. It provides new perspectives on the place of environmental justice in international political and economic conflict.


204 posted on 02/11/2008 10:21:27 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 197 | View Replies]

To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Just what we need - another dog in the race! LOL

Spike’s got my vote - he’s is truly a man’s best friend. Dogs have loyalty unlike man.


205 posted on 02/11/2008 10:25:18 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

You should keep in on your homepage as well.


206 posted on 02/11/2008 10:27:51 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 192 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

Good question. But I heard he took out a 3 million dollar loan.


207 posted on 02/11/2008 10:28:31 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 194 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

Thank you. I’ve mostly ignored McCain because I thought his ascent was impossible. That’ll teach me.


208 posted on 02/11/2008 10:29:27 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 198 | View Replies]

To: unspun
How do you spell “anti-American globalism?”

S-O-R-O-S

209 posted on 02/11/2008 10:30:40 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

Thank you Travis for the link.


210 posted on 02/11/2008 10:31:41 PM PST by Brandie (Just a Dittohead that loves America. NO way McCain.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 126 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

You’ve had some terrific posts tonight..

As for File-Maker Pro, i’d say your guess is right about using it to create databases...Soros has funded various other groups through his Reform Institute; These links,among others, give more insight:

His Biography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

His Campaign Contributions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

OSI Open Society Institute
http://www.soros.org/

The Reform Institute
http://www.reforminstitute.org/Default.aspx?cid=2

Capn’s Blog
http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/004026.php

The Reform Institute- another Link
http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/004026.php


211 posted on 02/11/2008 10:35:06 PM PST by billmor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 180 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

Thanks for the info.

You may like this one:

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/004026.php


212 posted on 02/11/2008 10:36:14 PM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 204 | View Replies]

To: khnyny; pissant; Calpernia; Liz; Eva

Oh, man! I can’t even get through the first few pages! “Social movement... United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice.. Cesar Chavez... environmental racism... .” Oh, this is great! She’s citing Churchill (as in Ward Churchill!)

Just a note: Cecilia Martinez was an editor of this book, and also was co-author of some chapters, specifically:

1. A Brief on Environmental Justice
John Byrne, Cecilia Martinez, and Leigh Glover

6. The Circle of Life: Preserving American Indian Traditions and Facing the Nuclear Challenge.
Cecilia Martinez and John Poupart

11. The Production of Unequal Nature
John Byrne, Cecilia Martinez, and Leigh Glover

Other chapter authors:
• Wolfgang Sachs
• Daniel Faber
• Subodh Wagle
• Steven M. Hoffman
• Anil Agarwal
• Sunita Narain
• Anju Sharma
• Nicholas Low
• Brendan Gleeson

http://books.google.com/books?id=9XqJ3RxhlQ8C


213 posted on 02/11/2008 10:40:55 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 186 | View Replies]

To: Miss Behave

See what happens when you think out loud. Some are now more interested in ‘the bench’ and not the article! LOL Thanks, I needed a laugh break right about now! And you keep Miss Behave’n - we need it!


214 posted on 02/11/2008 10:41:18 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl; jimrob; Miss Behave; AuntB

This sure as hell better sink this dirtball.


215 posted on 02/11/2008 10:45:15 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 213 | View Replies]

To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
At this point, I’d like to encourage everyone to vote for my very conservative dog, Spike. He’s a great Jack Russell Terrier. He would never screw us like McCain surely will. At most, he’d ask for is dog treat in every pot. He’s in favor of smaller government, tax cuts, and crushing our enemies.

I'll confess, I'm already somewhat intrigued. What's his stance on illegal immigration...? ;)

216 posted on 02/11/2008 10:49:26 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

“The volume’s authors consider the links between expanded patterns of environmental injustice and the structures and forces underlying and shaping the international political economy.”

“Environmental injustice is examined across a variety of cultures in the developed and developing world. Through case studies of climate colonialism, revolutionary ecology, and environmental commodification, the global and local dimensions of the problem are presented.”

“The latest volume in this important series demonstrates that environmental justice cannotbe reduced to simple parables of indifference, prejudice, or appropriation. It forges an understanding of environmental injustice as a development of international political economy itself. Likewise, initiatives on behalf of environmental justice are seen as elements of broader movements to secure self-determination in a globalizing world.”
******************************

IOW, the environment alarm is just another step towards gobalization and Soros and McCain are deep into it...Looks like there is much more to McCain than meets the eye...

And it also looks like his McCain-Feingold may have been a shell game to keep soft money out of his opponents hands while lining his own pockets through the Reform Institute and with contributions from Soros’ other organization, OSI...Ya know, McCain may be an ultimate Washington insider who knows how to say one thing while doing another...I’m beginning to really wonder now....


217 posted on 02/11/2008 10:50:17 PM PST by billmor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 204 | View Replies]

To: pissant

It is on my homepage, pissant. Updated and everything. Refer to it often.


218 posted on 02/11/2008 10:51:29 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm a maverick. I'm sticking with conservatism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 206 | View Replies]

To: Tigen
Let's see here...McCain-Feingold, McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Kennedy,,,,

can anyone name any CONSERVATIVE legislation sponsored by McCain?????

219 posted on 02/11/2008 10:52:03 PM PST by stockstrader
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Miss Behave
Care to join us on the sunny side of the butt bench?

The last time I used those precise same words in a sentence together, it ended up meaning a thirty day sentence for soliciting. ;)

220 posted on 02/11/2008 10:52:03 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 175 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl
Who is the "Contributor No. 8, Anonymous" Behind McCain Political Advisor's Tax-Exempt Reform Institute?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Mark Tapscott

--------------

The Reform Institute (Source Watch)

221 posted on 02/11/2008 10:52:14 PM PST by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 111 | View Replies]

To: pissant
Here's the latest link since I posted to you time before last.

John McCain, Jack Kemp and Hugo Chavez.

222 posted on 02/11/2008 10:52:53 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm a maverick. I'm sticking with conservatism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 206 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl
Two totally serious questions:

1.) Are you an investigative reporter?

2.) If not... then: WHY?!? ;)

223 posted on 02/11/2008 10:54:31 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 204 | View Replies]

To: littlehouse36
Romney wasn't perfect but I was on his side before Super Tuesday. Many more Republicans were starting to coalesce around him but it was too late. I think all of the candidates were pretty dirty save Romney and maybe Fred. It was all political dirty pool from the very beginning.
224 posted on 02/11/2008 10:59:00 PM PST by TheThinker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: billmor

Great quotes, huh? UGH!

I’d like to trace the folks from the Reform Institute directly to their other activities and see who they hang out with.

Cecilia Martinez seems to be on the Environmental Team.
The two guys mentioned above seem to be on the Immigration Team.

So... who was on the Campaign Finance Reform team and what actions did they take to support it? There has to be something—a study, some propaganda, Congressional Testimony, other?

Same for the Institute’s fourth category of “Homeland Security”—but I’m not so sure that wasn’t just a feel-good addition to make them sound broader based.

QUESTION FOR ANYONE: What does PageMaker Pro software do? Is this the type of thing that would be used to catalog quotes and data from other sources (e.g. to facilitate the writing of highly footnoted books like Environmental Justice)?


225 posted on 02/11/2008 10:59:36 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 217 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle

LOL!


226 posted on 02/11/2008 11:00:06 PM PST by Flora McDonald (God bless Duncan Hunter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded
Aw crap, McCain is gonna give us Obama, isn't he?

Not if we can help it. Tomorrow morning, on our weekly trip, we are both changing registrations at the County Court House to Dem, then voting for Hildabeast in the Dem Primary this June.

IF enough Conservatives, in the states that haven't voted yet, would swallow the knee-jerk bile against Hitlery, there is a chance to derail Obama, then defeat Hillary in the General.

True, we would still have McCain, but we wouldn't have Obama.

227 posted on 02/11/2008 11:01:03 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If Liberalism doesn't kill me, I'll live 'till I die!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: rbmillerjr

fyi -


228 posted on 02/11/2008 11:05:12 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stockstrader; All
...can anyone name any CONSERVATIVE legislation sponsored by McCain?????

Not off the top of my head, but I do have a new question.

I read the other day that McCain authored the Indian Gambling Regulatory Act, IGRA (I think that is the accurate name). Now that I am seeing the representative of his Institute (Cecilia Martinez) citing Ward Churchill, that she authored the chapter "The Circle of Life: Preserving American Indian Traditions and Facing the Nuclear Challenge," and note that she is "a professor of ethnic studies at the Metropolitan State University (Minnesota) and a research associate of the American Indian Research and Policy Institute," I am wondering what role these groups may have played in the recent expansion of Indian Gaming across the country--or, in approval of new tribes or transfer of lands.

Inquiring minds want to know!

229 posted on 02/11/2008 11:06:27 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 219 | View Replies]

To: FBD
Try this one for donor list.
230 posted on 02/11/2008 11:06:52 PM PST by Flora McDonald (God bless Duncan Hunter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

You keep opening one can of worms after another! Good Work!


231 posted on 02/11/2008 11:09:20 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 229 | View Replies]

To: billmor

Sorry Billmor... I missed this one before. I need to track back through the thread.

I hit a goldmine and just couldn’t stop followin’ the threads! Too many now so I need to stop and take a breath, LOL.

There were a bunch of groups back in John Kerry’s VVAW days that set up shop to act as central repositories of information to feed all the lefty groups with propaganda, writings, etc. It seems to me that you’d need to have either a lot of folks, or a whole lot of data, to justify spending thousands on servers as the RI has done. It doesn’t strike me as a semi-dormant organization with a clerk or two.

Thanks for the links... I’ve followed Soros before, but I’ll check those out tomorrow for anything new.


232 posted on 02/11/2008 11:11:14 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 211 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee; khnyny

Travis—do you recognize any of these names from khnyny’s post?


http://www.reforminstitute.org/about/AboutAdvisory.aspx

These 2 guys are on the Business & Finance Advisory Committee of the Reform Institute....

Al Zapanta
President and CEO
U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Col. Eric Rojo
U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce


233 posted on 02/11/2008 11:14:40 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 197 | View Replies]

To: Tigen

He’s the true Manchurian candidate for the Republican Party.


234 posted on 02/11/2008 11:15:26 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (I'm An American Engaged To Another American, we're not a mixed couple.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name
"one or two blips on any other candidate's 'resume' and they are cast aside. McCain's are over the top."

Do you think some of the posters on FR were a little over the top too?

I mean, I've been around here for a while. I saw a lot of screen names I didn't recognize show up right before each set of primaries, and they would just trash the candidate, or do everything they could to convince you that something was going to happen, or "no one will vote for that person because...blah, blah." This is leaving out the fact that the MSM has been pushing McCain from the start.

It seemed to be more than the usual competitiveness between candidates.

All I know is that somehow, we've come to the point where it looks like the only choice we have, out of all the candidates, is McCain? And I can't name even one person I know, who likes him or will vote for him?

I'm going to be praying for our Republic everyday- We need it.

235 posted on 02/11/2008 11:16:25 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush. Pray for our troops. Pray for congress, Pray for our nation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 193 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

Here are 2 links re PageMaker Pro...It is used to assist in page layout for brochures, newsletters, etc..It goes beyong Microsoft Word in thet respect...

Links
PageMaker Pro 7
http://www.adobe.com/products/pagemaker/

PageMaker Pro 6.5 Review for Web Developer’s Journal
http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/software/pagemake.html

PageMaker Pro-wikipedia article..Mentions for Apple but PM Pro can be used on a PC too..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_PageMaker

For PC
http://au.shopping.com/xPO-Adobe-Adobe-PAGEMAKER-7-02-WIN-ACADEMIC-EDITION


236 posted on 02/11/2008 11:18:33 PM PST by billmor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 225 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl; billmor; All

You’re going to love this one:

http://www.wmsa.net/People/john_mccain/mccain.htm

The Arizona Republic 1999 articles are particularly interesting.


237 posted on 02/11/2008 11:19:10 PM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 225 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Tracking back to a name (John Raidt) mentioned in the 2005 RI IRS filing, receiving $143K as “Consulting”:

http://www.reason.com/news/show/36322.html

To run the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, the institute hired John Raidt, who, you guessed it, served 15 years working on “environmental initiatives” for Sen. McCain.

And how is the Reform Institute funded? With contributions, in six figures or more, from individuals and corporations, including the cable company Cablevision. Cable companies are constantly before the Senate Commerce Committee, which Sen. McCain chaired at the time of Cablevision’s contribution. In fact, Cablevision gave $200,000 to the Reform Institute around the same time its officials were testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee. Appearance of corruption, anyone?


Longer excerpt (inclusive of above)

John McCain’s War on Political Speech

How the Arizona senator and other campaign finance reformers use the law to muffle critics and trample the First Amendment.

Bradley Smith | December 2005 Print Edition

(snip)

McCain’s Soft-Money Machine

Here’s another situation reported by The New York Times in March 2005: “In a small office a few miles from Capitol Hill, a handful of top advisers to Senator John McCain run a quiet campaign. They promote his crusade against special interest money in politics. They send out news releases promoting his initiatives. And they raise money—hundreds of thousands of dollars, tapping some McCain backers for more than $50,000 each.”

These advisers work for a group called the Reform Institute, founded in 2001 after Sen. McCain’s failed presidential bid. The chairman of the board of the Reform Institute is...John McCain. If you go to look at the press releases at reforminstitute.org, you will see that virtually every release mentions Sen. McCain in the first sentence. Not paragraph, sentence. Who runs the Reform Institute? Well, the president is Richard Davis, who is paid over $110,000 a year. Who is Richard Davis? He was John McCain’s 2000 campaign manager. The counsel to the Reform Institute is Trevor Potter, whose law firm is paid more than $50,000 a year for the work. Who is Trevor Potter? Why, he was legal counsel to McCain 2000! The finance director of the Reform Institute is a woman named Carla Eudy. She was finance director for McCain 2000. The communications director is Crystal Benton; she was McCain’s press secretary.

Recently the Reform Institute, which bills itself as “a thoughtful, moderate voice for reform in the campaign finance and election administration debates,” launched what it calls the Natural Resources Stewardship Project. And what does natural resources stewardship have to do with “campaign finance and election administration”? As near as I can tell, its only connection to campaign finance and election administration is, as the institute’s site tells us, that “Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman have introduced the Climate Stewardship Act” in Congress. And, of course, John McCain is planning to run for president again, and his signature issue, other than campaign finance regulation, is global warming. To run the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, the institute hired John Raidt, who, you guessed it, served 15 years working on “environmental initiatives” for Sen. McCain.

And how is the Reform Institute funded? With contributions, in six figures or more, from individuals and corporations, including the cable company Cablevision. Cable companies are constantly before the Senate Commerce Committee, which Sen. McCain chaired at the time of Cablevision’s contribution. In fact, Cablevision gave $200,000 to the Reform Institute around the same time its officials were testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee. Appearance of corruption, anyone?


238 posted on 02/11/2008 11:21:31 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 174 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl
Page Maker Pro

Business publishing made easy

Adobe® PageMaker® 7.0 software is the ideal page layout program for business, education, and small- and home-office professionals who want to create high-quality publications such as brochures and newsletters. Get started quickly with templates, graphics, and intuitive design tools; work productively across Adobe applications; and easily leverage existing content to create customized communications.

239 posted on 02/11/2008 11:22:05 PM PST by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 225 | View Replies]

To: pissant
Thank you. I’ve mostly ignored McCain because I thought his ascent was impossible. That’ll teach me.

Me, too! When the PTB have the will... and the money... and own the media... well, never underestimate 'em! LOL

240 posted on 02/11/2008 11:25:13 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 208 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl
Advancing the Reform Agenda

---snip---

The Institute works at the state level as well to implement key election reforms that will help open up the political process. This includes promoting open primaries, fair redistricting, public campaign funding, lowering barriers to voter registration, facilitating ballot access, and encouraging an independent judiciary.

241 posted on 02/11/2008 11:33:49 PM PST by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 238 | View Replies]

To: billmor

Thanks! (but I think I goofed—big time!)

Did I say PageMaker? It should have been File Maker (sorry!)

FWIW, they got 2 copies of “File Maker Pro 6” in June 2003 for about $500 bucks.

Then, in August 2003, they purchased “FM Pro Unlimited” for $864.


242 posted on 02/11/2008 11:34:52 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 236 | View Replies]

To: khnyny
You’re going to love this one:
http://www.wmsa.net/People/john_mccain/mccain.htm
The Arizona Republic 1999 articles are particularly interesting.

There sure is no shortage in the sleazy-history file, is there? Kinda reminds me of Rudy.

243 posted on 02/11/2008 11:37:37 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 237 | View Replies]

To: jellybean

Thank you, jellybean—but I goofed.

I should have written File Maker, not PageMaker. (See post above).

Are they the same/similar—or totally different?


244 posted on 02/11/2008 11:38:41 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 239 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl

IGRA...Indian Gaming Regulation Act...

Wonder if we can think of that as an underground funnel of funds from the Indian Gaming establishments back thru various channels, back to the Reform Institute, or OSI, i.e., back to Soros, and thru Soros’ various entities, back to McLame in the form of donations, contributions, payroll funding of his ‘volunteer’ workers etc...This is all just conjecture, but you never know when that ‘smoking gun’ might accidentally go off...LOL....You know that when things happen at the very top levels, it is never a straight line from A to Z..It is a very complicated trail..this could be on to something but it could take a long time to really know...

Wikipedia has an article with a notation that the FBI hjas very limited resources applied to Indian Gaming...No wonder- it is a separate Nation within a Nation...Made for Soros !
BTW, Indian Gaming has nor far surpassed all the income generated by Atlantic City and Las Vegas combined, per the Wiki article...

Wikipedia article URL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Gaming_Regulatory_Act


245 posted on 02/11/2008 11:38:48 PM PST by billmor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 229 | View Replies]

To: jellybean; PlainOleAmerican
The Institute works at the state level as well to implement key election reforms that will help open up the political process. This includes promoting open primaries, fair redistricting, public campaign funding, lowering barriers to voter registration, facilitating ballot access, and encouraging an independent judiciary.

WHOAH! So McCain's little institute has been working hard to change the primary process, change the districting (California attempts have been to move it behind closed doors and shut out conservatives), and make sure that only big money talks. I wonder what he's been doing in the balloting access department.

What the heck does "encouraging an independent judiciary" mean?

246 posted on 02/11/2008 11:44:48 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 241 | View Replies]

To: billmor

I wouldn’t doubt that California alone will top Las Vegas at the rate we are going. The people of California just passed ballot measures that approved an additional 17,000 slot machines at only 4 casinos (of 53 in the state). It was reported that those four now exceeded the slot operations at the five largest casinos in Vegas.

All done on soverign land with limited regulation or oversight. They also got exemptions from some of the environmental laws. And I’m wondering if those exclusions will also apply to whatever crazy global warming caps will be placed on industry (causing average-joe-businessman to close his business while a competing business is opened on the reservation with an Indian front-man).

Yeah... conjecture... but it all seems to be leading this way.


247 posted on 02/11/2008 11:51:18 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 245 | View Replies]

To: floriduh voter

248 posted on 02/11/2008 11:51:31 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 141 | View Replies]

To: floriduh voter
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//080206/480/3d51767005654dfc9a62090365b6286a/

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC., and Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist stand on a balcony of McCain's Phoenix, Ariz., home as the sun begins to set Tuesday evening Feb. 5, 2008. McCain waited out Super Tuesday election returns with friends, supporters and advisors at his home

249 posted on 02/11/2008 11:52:55 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 141 | View Replies]

To: billmor; calcowgirl

Indian gaming phony sovereign nations is a wall to wall scam. I’ve posted this many times. Now it seems McCain helped start this whole mess

Locally the tracks are taxed at 65% on their slots and Indians nothing. Crist just signed a pathetic new compact with the Seminoles that gives Florida minimal taxes


250 posted on 02/11/2008 11:59:27 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 245 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 551-564 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson