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houghtam
07-16-2012, 07:16 PM
If you needed enough money to pick whoever you wanted to run the justice department, what lengths would you go to get that money?

http://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-investigation-of-leading-republican-money-man-sheldon-adelson

Internal email and company documents, disclosed here for the first time, show that Adelson instructed a top executive to pay about $700,000 in legal fees to Leonel Alves, a Macau legislator whose firm was serving as an outside counsel to Las Vegas Sands.

The company's general counsel and an outside law firm warned that the arrangement could violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It is unknown whether Adelson was aware of these warnings. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bars American companies from paying foreign officials to "affect or influence any act or decision" for business gain.

TonyR
10-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Adelson has apparently spent $54 million on this election.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/27/sheldon-adelson-super-pac_n_2030517.html?ref=topbar

houghtam
03-05-2013, 04:51 PM
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/las-vegas-sands-likely-violated-us-corruption-act-1C8659108

Las Vegas Sands likely violated US corruption act

Surprise! The GOP is indeed bankrolled by crooks.

DenverBrit
03-05-2013, 04:58 PM
Just one more solid reason to have public funded elections.....and mercifully, on a much shorter timeline.

W*GS
03-05-2013, 08:31 PM
We won't hear a peep from the usual suspects. As far as they're concerned, conservatives are incapable of being sleazy scumbag ****wad crooks.

But the reality-based universe knows better.

Dukes
03-05-2013, 09:54 PM
Money has completely corrupted our political system from top to bottom. Politicians will do whatever they have to do to get elected. Special interestes will buy any politicial willing to take their money. Voters vote for candidates who promise the most hand outs. It's a ****ing joke and we did it to ourselves. Republicans, democrats, conservatives and regressives. To believe anything else is dishonest at best.

peacepipe
03-06-2013, 09:31 AM
Money has completely corrupted our political system from top to bottom. Politicians will do whatever they have to do to get elected. Special interestes will buy any politicial willing to take their money. Voters vote for candidates who promise the most hand outs. It's a ****ing joke and we did it to ourselves. Republicans, democrats, conservatives and regressives. To believe anything else is dishonest at best.

The everybody does it rational. Surprise.Surprise.

houghtam
03-06-2013, 10:03 AM
The everybody does it rational. Surprise.Surprise.

Yep. Amazing how they don't get pissed off until their guy (who wasn't able to win them the election) gets outed, and then they're pissed off at the whole system.

$10 says if they had won the election, they'd be defending where they got the money.

BroncoBeavis
03-06-2013, 10:47 AM
Yep. Amazing how they don't get pissed off until their guy (who wasn't able to win them the election) gets outed, and then they're pissed off at the whole system.

$10 says if they had won the election, they'd be defending where they got the money.

Or maybe they're just pissed because it really is the whole system.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-temptation-of-dark-money/2013/03/03/819d636e-8104-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html

houghtam
03-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Or maybe they're just pissed because it really is the whole system.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-temptation-of-dark-money/2013/03/03/819d636e-8104-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html

Maybe.

But in your case and Dukes' case I can say with absolute certainty that is not true.

BroncoBeavis
03-06-2013, 11:47 AM
Maybe.

But in your case and Dukes' case I can say with absolute certainty that is not true.

Maybe. I'm not really pissed. Power corrupts. May as well be pissed off that the sun rises in the East. :)

Requiem
03-06-2013, 12:53 PM
You are pissed off that the sun rises at all, moondweller.

ILOVEUBEAVIS

Dukes
03-06-2013, 01:23 PM
Maybe.

But in your case and Dukes' case I can say with absolute certainty that is not true.

Who is it you think I voted for?

TonyR
04-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Imagine this. Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Elizabeth Warren and multiple lesser Democratic notables travel halfway across the country to kiss the ring of a Palestinian-American billionaire who has shown himself willing to spend tens of millions of dollars subsidizing presidential campaigns. The billionaire has some provocative views. Six months earlier, he suggested that if Israel does not end its nuclear weapons program, America should drop an “atomic weapon…in the middle of the [Negev] desert that doesn’t hurt a soul.” If that doesn’t work, America should drop “the next one…in the middle of” Tel Aviv. The billionaire insists that there is no such thing as the Jewish people. It’s a hoax; the Jews “have fooled the world very successfully.” And he declares that “There isn’t a” Jew “alive who wasn’t raised on a curriculum of hatred and hostility toward the” Palestinians.

Change the words “Democrat” to “Republican,” “Israel” to “Iran” and “Palestinian” to “Jewish,” and that’s exactly what just happened. Leading contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination spent last weekend wooing and feting a billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, whose views – if directed at Jews—would put him in the company of Louis Farrakhan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.583402

Pony Boy
04-09-2014, 11:43 AM
I thought WFT that shiate-bag houghtam was back posting again.

TonyR
04-09-2014, 11:44 AM
I thought WFT that shiate-bag houghtam was back posting again.

Did he get banned?

Pony Boy
04-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Did he get banned?

I'm thinking someone put a halt to his "stay at home dad status" and spending all day on the keyboard telling others how to live. I hope he's out in the real world of paying taxes and bringing home some bacon.

cutthemdown
04-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Good thing our govt doesn't have to follow that rule. They give money out all over the place to get the results they want.

cutthemdown
04-09-2014, 06:09 PM
There was an emergency at the movie theater and Houghtam had to go back to work. Turns out he is the only one who knows how to clean the popcorn machine.

Florida_Bronco
04-09-2014, 07:30 PM
I thought WFT that shiate-bag houghtam was back posting again.

I'd probably have that attitude towards him too if he had routinely kicked my ass in here like he did with you.

barryr
04-09-2014, 07:32 PM
There was an emergency at the movie theater and Houghtam had to go back to work. Turns out he is the only one who knows how to clean the popcorn machine.

LOL :thumbs: Must have been promoted.