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Secret Empires: Obama Era Corruption, Fresh Release

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Washington Examiner wrote: “President Obama used his executive powers to attack industries to lower the value of certain companies, allowing his friends in the private sector to swoop in and buy them up at reduced prices, according to Peter Schweizer’s new book Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends.

The book, released Tuesday, said Obama and his administration would deem industries either destructive to the environment or exploitative for the financial and professional gain of his friends, including industries such as coal mining, offshore drilling, cash advance companies, and for-profit colleges.”

From Amazon:

Author, Peter Schweizer is the author of, among other books, Clinton Cash, ExtortionThrow Them All Out, and Architects of Ruin.He has been featured throughout the media, including on 60 Minutes and in the New York Times. He is the cofounder and president of the Government Accountability Institute, a team of investigative researchers and journalists committed to exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

According to Schweizer’s press release:

Inside this book, Schweizer reveals:
* The never-before-seen secret “price list” each political party charges politicians for top
Congressional committee assignments—positions that in turn provide maximum
extortion opportunities. See them in their entirety for the first time. [p. 181 ff]
* How 14 members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, bagged hundreds of
thousands of dollars using a secret, unethical self-loan loophole. [p. 74]
* How Washington politicians use little-known Leadership PACs to bankroll lavish
lifestyles and purchase each other’s loyalties. [p. 103 ff]
* How the Department of Justice has taken vaguely written criminal laws and used them to
shake down and extort wealthy targets and political opponents on behalf of the Obama
administration. [p. 135 ff]

PEOPLE ARE GROWING SUSPICIOUS:

From an Amazon customer, David.

5 Stars

“The book reveals a kind of self-dealing that I had not considered before by suggesting that Obama (1) used regulations in the education and energy sectors to depress the prices of certain stocks (e.g., the University of Phoenix and fossil fuel companies), at which time friends of Barack, including George Soros, bought the stocks and then (2) eased pressure, allowing the stocks to rebound and enriching anyone who invested at the stocks’ low points.

For any reader who worries about the mainstream media’s failure to investigate the financial dealings of Obama and other politicians, this book is a partial remedy. Highly recommended!”

OBAMA ERA CORRUPTION

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“Racial Bias Education Day” To Close Down Starbucks Nationwide

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Starbucks is going to the illogical extreme by taking an entire day to put their employees through what they call “Racial Bias Education Day”. Coming after a viral videos showed two men being arrested in a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Starbucks almost instantly gave into calls to do ‘something’ but will this really fix anything in a culture where ‘racism’ is more of a political talking point than an actual substantive conversation or debate.

CNBC Reports: Starbucks said Tuesday it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.

“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said in a statement Tuesday. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”

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Last Hope of Tim Hotham: Letter to President Trump, Exclusive

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Sunday, A man whose brother was indicted in Maine for money laundering, two months after he disappeared 25 years ago-  talked to Populist Wire about his letter to President  Donald J. Trump, asking for Justice he knew would not come from the past Presidents.

Rod Hotham vanished Sept. 16, 1992, just hours before he was to meet with the state attorney general to present what he said was evidence of white-collar crime that allegedly involved politicians and prominent members of the state’s business community.

“As soon as President Trump removed his hand from the Bible on Jan 20th, and was sworn in as our President, I sent this letter. I believe that President Trump is my last chance to get justice,” he said

Tim Hotham believes that Trump will understand the cabal of corruption he says his brother was dealing with, which makes him feel confident that President Trump will consider helping him.

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Justice for Rod Hotham 

(Excerpts)

For nearly 25 years I have been trying to find justice for my missing brother. He was set up, demonized and destroyed by a deep state network that exists in our country. He was eliminated because he became aware of high-level corruption within our government. For nearly 25 years the people in charge have used their power to deny justice for Rod Hotham and his family. As of noon today we will have a new president. For the first time since my brother’s disappearance, I have hope that my voice will be heard and the truth behind the disappearance of my brother will come to light.

I implore you Mr. President for your help. The injustice that has been perpetrated against my brother Roderick N. Hotham and his family for over a quarter of a century needs to be rectified!

Rod was an accountant from Bangor, Maine. His troubles started when he was asked in the late 1980s to do an independent audit of the books of the Penobscot Indian Nation who had received an eighty million dollar land claims settlement in the early 1980s. The group who won the settlement for the Penobscots also went on to manage it for them and the Indian Nation felt that this group was not being honest with them.

Rod had unwittingly stepped into a high level, far-reaching operation that was basically siphoning the Indian’s money away from them. He never talked a lot about what he had uncovered in his investigation that took him to the Cayman Islands. I believe Rod never talked about what he had uncovered because he understood the enormity of what he had stepped into and wanted to protect his family.

They offered him a lucrative business deal to get him to play along but when he chose not to get involved they began to work to destroy him.

Corrupt factions within the Justice Department and the FBI set out to demonize and destroy Rod. He fought the good fight for many years wanting his day in court to quell the false allegations being perpetrated against him. Civil lawsuits were brought against him by people who claimed it was “out of my hands”  or those who said they were intimidated to do so by federal officials.

Rod disappeared on September 16, 1992, on his way to obtain, by force if necessary, a copy of what appeared to be a blackmail tape implicating this powerful politician in unsavory activities. Rod intended to immediately deliver this tape to the state’s attorney general who was expecting him.

Rod was indicted several months AFTER he disappeared for Bank fraud and money laundering by the federal government. The charges are frivolous.

The very institutions that we need to bring the truth to light, serve justice and protect us are controlled by the network of evil corrupt powers that Rod was exposing.

In order to play a part in taking America back, we the people need protection from the corrupt factions within our system that are in power and want to keep their misdeeds secret at any cost.

Our media was infiltrated and taken over long ago. They have mastered the ability to control people through the dissemination of information. Instead of being the 4th estate the media has become part of the corruption they were intended to expose. They are not doing their job!

Regular people seeking justice have nowhere to go. Regular people have no place to turn for help. There is no system for their protection. By speaking up they put a target on their backs.

I have watched law enforcement and the courts as they were being used to stop truth and justice and covering up the wrongdoing of those in high places.

Justice is in direct proportion to your ability to pay for it. Regular people living check to check cannot afford the luxury of engaging this corruption too deeply for fear of this vast, well-funded machine lashing out at them and literally destroying them.

Without a system of government looking out for them, protecting the rule of law, defending truth and seeking justice, regular people are helpless in defending themselves against the evil corruption that is prevailing in our nation.

Without protection, our hands are tied. The bad guys control the game. Regular people need a safe avenue to pursue truth, justice, and the rule of law. We need protection so our voices can be heard otherwise all we have is a revolution.

Dear President Trump, can you help me to bring the truth to light regarding my missing brother?

Can you help me expose the corruption that he stepped into so that justice may be served? My brother Rod Hotham is innocent.

Dear President Trump, help me help you in making America great again.

Hopefully forgotten no longer,

Timothy Ellis Hotham

AN AMERICAN FAMILY  CLAIMS THEY ARE  WITHOUT JUSTICE FOR 25 YEARS

According to THIS article, Rod is listed as a Missing Person  ,

“The U.S. attorney’s office also has spent years keeping an eye on Roderick Hotham’s loved ones through their phone records. Between 2011 and 2015, the agency obtained a dozen warrants for phone records, with the requests kept secret until Oct. 7, 2015, when they were unsealed. The efforts did not lead to Roderick Hotham being found.

“We don’t have anything to say,” Donald Clark, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Portland, said recently about the case. “There is nothing new.”

Tim Hotham said Sept. 2 that he did not know federal agents were keeping tabs on who calls him or others in his brother’s family.

THE SWAMP- FAMILIAR NAMES

“Roderick Hotham, 38, of Bangor, had been indicted in Maine’s largest bank fraud case to date, involving $1.77 million. He faced eight counts of bank fraud and nine counts of money laundering,’ US Attorney Richard S. Cohen said in 1992

This site chronicles articles with the charges brought against Rod Hotham.

Tim  Hotham says that Sept. 6,1992, when his brother Rod disappeared and was killed was the preeminent pedo-gate story.. He says that this is an original deep state story.

“Even a year ago no one would have believed me when I told them that part of the DOG and FBI are themselves corrupt, that wasn’t in our understanding as a country, now it is,” said Tim Hotham

 

“My Family believed in Apple Pie and Chevrolet and the American Way,” Hotham said.  

 

 

ARE YOU AFRAID?

Tim Hotham said  “people need the chance to hear this story, and face the deep state corruption, and choose to do what is right.. I am inspired by our founders who did something for the country.. and so I am not afraid,” Tim Hotham told Populist Wire.

HIS BROTHER’S FAVORITE QUOTE

Elaine Hotham, Hotham’s Mom, recalls her son telling her before he disappeared, Mom, big trees are going to fall.  But more than two decades without answers to his whereabouts has led her to conclude, he was the one who fell.”

Populist Wire will be keeping an eye on this story for emerging details.

 

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Soros Now Investing In Crypto-Currencies

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(Via Zerohedge)
By TD


After a historic drop in cryptocurrency prices in the first quarter, one which deflated much of the euphoria that surrounded the sector in late 2017 and the start of this year, the space is about to get exciting again because none other than 87-year-old billionaire George Soros is reportedly preparing to trade cryptocurrencies as prices plunge.

According to Bloomberg, Adam Fisher -who oversees macro investing at New York-based Soros Fund Management – has received internal approval to trade virtual coins in the last few months, “though he has yet to make a wager.”

The question, of course, is whether Bloomberg’s leak is accurate, and if indeed Soros is only now getting started in the space or if he has quietly loaded up already.

What is ironic, is that just three months ago when speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros said digital coins cannot function as actual currencies because of their volatility, “but he didn’t predict the hard tumble that some observers had forecast at the time.”

“As long as you have dictatorships on the rise you will have a different ending, because the rulers in those countries will turn to Bitcoin to build a nest egg abroad,” Soros, 87, said on Jan. 25.

With Bitcoin tumbling below $7000 recently…

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