Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2015, World War hero Pastor Gerald C. Primm obituary, P-38 Lightning fighter pilot, Greensboro News Record obituary, Distinguished Flying Cross

Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2015, World War hero Pastor Gerald C. Primm obituary, P-38 Lightning fighter pilot, Greensboro News Record obituary, Distinguished Flying Cross

“But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”….Isaiah 40:31

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed,
If you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly,
You may come to the moment when you will have to fight
with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.”…Winston Churchill

 

 

God I love that generation, World War II, “The greatest generation.”

They are passing at an alarming rate and creating an increasing vacuum of integrity and accountability.

Will it be filled?

Can it be filled?

The following article deserves repeating.

From Citizen Wells May 29, 2011.

“I have read many obituaries. I always look for the ones of Word War II veterans. It is my way of thanking them for their sacrifices. Today I was presented an obituary that left me in awe and with respect for a shining example from the Greatest Generation. It is fitting that the world celebrate and give thanks for the life of Pastor Gerald C. Primm, a war hero and man of God.

From the Greensboro News and Record Obituaries, Sunday, May 29, 2011, Memorial Day Weekend.

“Gerald joined the Army Air Force during WWII to fight for his country. He became a Fighter Pilot flying the P-38 Lightning. During the war years he flew 56 combat missions (Note: only had to fly 50 but volunteered for 6 more). His exploits as a fighter pilot ranged from starting his European service in Casablanca, to starting his combat missions in Mateur, Tunisia in Northern Africa and in escorting bombers to Sardinia. After Sardinia was liberated by the Allies, he was stationed at Sardinia where he suffered from a bout of yellow jaundice. From Sardinia Gerald was stationed at Gioia del Colle on Italy proper.

He flew six combat missions out of Gioia del Colle – the most harrowing was the mission to escort bombers to bomb a ball-bearing plant in Wiener-Neustadt, Austria. When the bombers arrived at Wiener-Neustadt they had to abort their mission due to weather, but this just started the travails of Gerald as bandits (enemy) were spotted and Gerald counted about 25 of them and then another 35 were spotted for a total of 60. Outnumbered by 60 to 16, Gerald’s plane was fixed upon and a bullet knocked out his hydraulic system and one engine, thus his wing flaps were not maneuverable and his landing gear would not deploy. Gerald dismissed bailing out over Yugoslavia and decided to skim the mountain tops and glide over the Adriatic Sea. To compound Gerald’s problems a German plane was coming in for the kill and one of Gerald’s fellow pilots, Jim Advey, came to the rescue and drove the enemy fighter away. They remained life-long friends after the war. Gerald’s Wiener-Neustadt escapade ended as he spotted an airfield north of Foggia, Italy and Gerald crash landed at 130 miles an hour without the plane somersaulting down the runway.
The remaining number of his 50 missions would be flown out of Foggia airfields which included escorting bombers to bomb the infamous Ploesti oil refineries in Rumania. Other exploits included flying from England to Algiers and having to emergency land on Gibraltar because one engine had failed. But the most noteworthy assignment of the war came about after Gerald had received the promotion to captain and volunteered for more missions (6) beyond his obligatory requirement of 50. At this time he was called into the office of Lt. General Ira Eaker, Mediterranean Commander, USAAF at King Victor Emmanuel’s Palace where he was asked if he knew about the upcoming invasion of Southern France. Once Gerald said no, Eaker informed him that he had been selected to fly Lt. General Jacob Devers, Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean, in a specially modified P-38 to view the invasion on August 15, 1944, called Operation Dragoon. This Gerald did as he and the General, as well as 7 other Generals flew out of Corsica to view the invasion of Southern France by the Allies.

For his exploits in WWII Gerald received the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded for “Heroism or Extraordinary Achievement” and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters. In addition he received the Asian-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Europe-Africa-Mediterranean Theater Ribbon with three battle stars and Distinguished Unit Citation.

After the war Gerald attempted to pick up his college education that had been interrupted by the war years by attending the UNC-Chapel Hill and moving to Texas to attend Baylor University. But a higher calling was in the offing for Gerald as he felt led to enter the Christian ministry as a Southern Baptist Preacher/Pastor. At about the same time he met the love of his life Ethel Brown at the First Baptist Church in Sanford where Ethel was Educational Director. Their marriage on December 28, 1948 formed a magnificent partnership in serving their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ until Ethel’s death on January 10, 2006. “

“Gerald also took a stand for Civil Rights as evidenced by his bold and heroic actions in the 1950′s at his church in Raleigh which was located beside Shaw University, a black college. Some of the leaders of the church told Gerald that four Shaw University Students (African American) were attempting to enter the church to worship and these officials would not let them. Gerald rebuked them and told the officials to let them come in to worship. The next week Gerald, from the pulpit, resigned as pastor saying the courageous and truthful words to some members of the congregation that “their hearts were blacker than the faces of the students they barred from the place of worship”. This incident made statewide, national, and international news and brought Gerald great admiration from the African-American communities in Raleigh and threats from others. To the church’s credit they received the rebuke from their pastor and voted to rescind his resignation.
Gerald Primm was a war hero and a hero of the faith, but to the ones who loved him and knew him the most he was a loving friend, pastor, mentor, husband, brother, son and father. “

Thank God for the life of Pastor Gerald C. Primm

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52 responses to “Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2015, World War hero Pastor Gerald C. Primm obituary, P-38 Lightning fighter pilot, Greensboro News Record obituary, Distinguished Flying Cross

  1. oldsoldier79

    Thank you Citizenwells……

    A great story of a great hero…..which is something America has never lacked in providing in during her times of need and times of peril….

    Every American male or female who puts of the uniform has the potential of becoming a hero….many succeed, but all are hero’s in my book.

    In America, our system of civilian politics makes the soldier a ‘second class citizen’…he has no voice to question the civilian politicians, but is only required to follow the orders that are given…..sometimes, in that process they lose their lives or become maimed for life trying to accomplish their mission.

    But that is the American system….anything less can and often leads to a ‘military dictatorship’ which could never replace the republic we have and enjoy.

    The soldier, marine, airman, or sailor well who now serves knows this and respects the constraints that have been placed upon him when he raises his hand to serve the country that has born him.

    Were it not for the hero citizen, America would never have survived the first war ever fought in America. Were it not for our modern day ‘citizen-soldier’, America would not be able to survive the worldly pressures that have been placed upon her, and the flag still flies high above the strife.

    America will survive because of the ‘citizen-soldier’ who has “been there and done that” in order to preserve the freedoms and liberties that all of us in this blessed land now enjoys, even those who seek to destroy her.

    May we never forget the sacrifices our ‘citizen-soldier’ has made….never.

  2. oldsoldier79

    Dedicated to the Memory of All Our Fallen Hero’s……

    May they forever rest in peace in the Mansions of the Lord

  3. oldsoldier79

    The Real Message of Memorial Day…

    Delivered by a little boy on the beaches of Normandy

  4. oldsailor82

    CW………
    The P-38 Lightning was a warbird that nearly didn’t make it to combat. Many of the original first production was filled with errors,and engineering mistakes. It was originally equipped with two Allison liquid cooled V-12 engines, which did not perform as well as expected. They also had lots of fuel problems. It wasn’t until they were retrofitted with the Rolls Royce Merlin engine that they finally became a real performer in the air…….but unfortunately the Merlin engine consumed 65 gallons of fuel per hour.and this factor when compounded by two severely restricted their operating range. Unlike the North American P-51(only ONE engine). The P 51s were fitted with drop tanks, which added greatly to their range, and they began escorting the bombers both to and from enemy targets. The P-38 was later retrofitted with wide blade propellers(FAN TYPE) which added a lot of increased climb rate,as well as top speed. At the end of the war the top speed of the P-38 had been increased to over 480 knots, and the P-51s were at a whisker over 500 mph. Thanks to the inherent strength of the Merlin engines both aircraft became TOP PERFORMERS in the later stages of WW2. Both aircraft saw service in both theaters. Pilots who flew them fell in love with them. Next fastest aircraft was the F4U Corsair which was capable of well over 400 Knots,and was propelled by a two row radial engine,,(eighteen cylinders) which in the days of WW2 developed over 1900 HP. When it too was fitted with the four bladed FAN propeller the F4U performance increased dramatically. The JARHEADS who flew them either SWORE BY them,or SWORE AT THEM. The radial engine was a FICKLE engine to start. The manifolds sometimes loasded up with fuel. When cylinder injection finally caught up with the F4U most of the problems with starting disappeared.

  5. oldsailor82

    CW……….
    I found the story of Pastor Primm quite interesting. Many WW2 fighter pilots can relate some hair raising tales regarding their engagements with the enemy. Some had aircraft shot out from under them,and lived to tell about it. Yes in WW2 all arms of the military services,found themselves up against determined,and clever enemies. Had Hitler had a few more years of lead time the outcome of the war in Europe might well have went a bad direction for us. The U boats had become more and more sophisticated,and were becoming very difficult to find.. But thanks to Westinghouse,and a few others our listening devices also became more sophisticated………..at which point a damning number of Hitler’s U BOATS remained submerged FOR EVER! The US Navy developed a little ship called a DESTROYER ESCORT,which was conceived expressly to fight the UBOATS. They were little 1800 ton, turbo electric propelled ( 6000 shaft HP) twin screw,could hit nearly 30 knots,and could turn on a dime. They were fitted out with the ability to carry over 200 depth charges each,and operated in 6 ship squadrons, which turned into a Nazi submariner’s worst nightmare when it was time to engage the UBOATS. With 6 DEs simultaneously dropping ash cans and each ash can carrying 500 lbs of high explosives, you can easily see why so many of Hitler’s U BOATS were sent to the bottom of the Atlantic………PERMANENTLY! At the end of WW2 there was over 10 such squadrons of DEs in the North Atlantic dumping tons of high explosives on the Nazi SUPERMEN below!

  6. Memorial Day Observation for Americans

    I wonder if our nation is beginning to wake up and realize just how fast and serious our problems are progressing from inside and outside our land.
    There is an underlying cause for all of this, which most Americans are not aware of, or do not care. Our failing country has strayed from its roots and dependence on God as our source of all good.. Lack of morality is a major cause.
    The solution to our problems is for our nation to return to our Creator, because He is the original source of America’s greatness. He also gives us a will… to choose to follow Him, or continue to flounder in our mismanaged morass messes.
    The choice is up to us,individually, and as a nation. Only God can return America to its greatness.

  7. oldsailor82

    CW…….
    ……I think perhaps one of the things which today most sickens me,is when I hear some of our snot nosed KIDDIES laughing at those who fought in WW2,and other wars as well. These little creeps havn’t the slightest idea what is happening,and don’t seem to even give a damn. Some of them even think the ENEMY is C-O-O-L,AND A FEW HAVE EVEN TRIED TO JOIN OUR ENEMIES,and to compound their ignorance it is quite often their own grandfather who fought and died in WW2 so that the CREEPS could enjoy freedom…….so “HAR HAR HAR” is their” THANKS GRANDPA!”

  8. oldsailor82

    I look upon humanity as a sort of oversized virus. As each day passes humanity seems to become more and more of a bubble in Earth’s peepot. I see nothing except human aberration nearly everywhere I look. I see humanity declining, spiritually,and morally. This is nearly over the entire earth. We have either totally corrupt,and /or criminally oriented leadership,and a growing secular society. The fall and eventual self destruct of humanity might be closer than anyone has ever thought!

  9. oldsailor82

    It is conceivable that the deteriorating behavior of humanity will produce the SELF DESTRUCT SERUM,and HISTORY will NOT BE AN INGREDIENT. Declining human intelligence WILL BE AN INGREDIENT, just as will a MORALLY DEGENERATE mentality. DRUG FOGGED MINDS will DEFINITELY BE AN INGREDIENT, ALONG WITH FILTHEY SOULS, HEARTS,AND CARNAL PRACTICES..

  10. oldsailor82

    BYE BYE ALL………..Hope everyone had a really great day today!

  11. bob strauss

    This high school classmate of Obama dropped some major bombshells about Obama’s early years… what she has to say about young Obama is absolutely shocking.

    This is the video everyone is talking about…

    High School Classmate: Obama Was Lying, Crack-Smoking Homosexual Foreigner [VIDEO]

    You simply must hear this to believe it.
    conservativetribune.com

    http://po.st/ne5OoZ

  12. citizenwells
  13. oldsoldier79

    The Ultimate Scam….and how you get away with it.

    Thanks to Dave Hollenbeck for this.

    The Clinton Scam
    The article linked below is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme.

    It will probably eventually prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in US history.​

    This is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and repackage it to be used for your own purposes. All tax free. Here’s how it works:

    1. You create a separate foreign “charity”. In this case one in Canada.

    2. Foreign oligarchs and governments, many sworn enemies of the United States, then donate to this Canadian charity. In this case, over 1,000 did, contributing mega millions. I’m sure(haha) they did this out of the goodness of their hearts, and expected nothing in return. (Imagine Putin’s buddies waking up one morning and just deciding to send untold millions to a Canadian charity).

    3. The Canadian charity then bundles these separate donations and makes a massive donation to the Clinton Foundation.

    4. The Clinton Foundation and the cooperating Canadian charity claim Canadian law prohibits the identification of individual donors. (As the article indicates. this is not true.)

    5. The Clinton Foundation then “spends” some of this money for legitimate good works programs. Unfortunately, experts believe this is on the order of less than 10%. Much of the balance goes to enrich the Clinton’s, pay salaries to untold numbers of hangers on, and fund lavish travel, etc. Again, virtually all tax free, which means you and I are subsidizing it.

    6. The Clinton Foundation, with access to the world’s best accountants, somehow fails to report much of this on their tax filings. They discover these “clerical errors” and begin the process of re-filing 5 years of tax returns.

    7. Net result – foreign money, much of it from enemies of the US, goes into the Clinton’s pockets tax free and untraceable back to the original donor.
    This is the textbook definition of money laundering.

    The linkage between these foreign donations, and favors done by the Clintons (including Hillary as Secretary of State) will be the subject of a future note from your humble correspondent. This will extend money laundering into bribery and treason.

    Oh, by the way, the Canadian “charity” includes as a principal one Frank Giustra. Google him. He is the guy who was central to the formation of Uranium One, the Canadian company that somehow acquired massive US uranium interests and then sold them to an organization controlled by Russia and Putin. This transaction required US State Department approval, and guess who was Secretary of State when the approval was granted. Nothing to see here. And much of this uranium will eventually be sold to Iran, undoubtedly for peaceful purposes as Obama will of course never let Iran build a bomb.

    As an aside, imagine how former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell feels. That poor schlub is in jail because he and his wife took $165,000 in gifts and loans for doing minor favors for a guy promoting a vitamin company. Not legal but not exactly putting US security at risk.

    Sarcasm aside, if you’re still not persuaded this was a cleverly structured way to get unidentified foreign money to the Clintons, ask yourself this:
    Why did these foreign interests funnel money through a Canadian charity?
    Why not donate directly to the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, why not donate money directly to the people, organizations and countries in need?

    This is the essence of money laundering and influence peddling scam. Now you know why Hillary’s destruction of 30,000 e-mails was a risk she was willing to take.

    Just ONE “smoking gun” e-mail could land her in jail.

    These grifters could someday be back in the White House.

    http://www.americanthinker.com
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    Forget about starting a phone scam by yourself….just join the Bill/Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Team and get rich quick !!!

  14. bob strauss

    oldsoldier79 | May 26, 2015 at 10:43 am |

    *****************
    oldsoldier79
    All of this corruption is coming from people who hide behind the democrat party shield.

    A bunch of crooks, covering for all of the other crooks, by failing to prosecute the crimes they’ve committed, while they enrich themselves, and rain hell on the world, which truly makes this gigantic ripoff a RICO mess, and the Dept of Justice is part of it.

    The usurper’s entire regime is a gigantic mafia, and they “own the cops”.

    This is all traceable back to Obama the usurper, who does not meet Constitutional standards, and is therefore a usurper, pretending to be president, which makes the last six years, a lot of fiction, and a lot of crime!

  15. bob strauss

    Democrats have succeeded in destroying the US medical system, and the health insurance industry for Americans. Usurpercare with it’s enormous deductibles, means no one can afford to go to the Dr. and use the insurance. Everything amounts to a cash transaction, which is one thing poor people don’t have.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/05/proposed_rate_increases_for_obamacare_insurance_policies_are_eyepopping.html

  16. bob strauss

    More democrat influence on display.

    *************

    56 shot, 12 dead in Chicago’s Memorial Day weekend May 26, 2015 The carnage among black young men in Chicago escalates as the weather warms, yet no leftists or race agitators seem to care. More

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/05/56_shot_12_dead_in_chicagos_memorial_day_weekend.html

  17. oldsoldier79

    BOB STRAUSS…..

    Reference your last post…….

    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT BOB !!!

  18. oldsoldier79

    BOB…

    The liberal democrat rule book says….

    Black on Black is OK (no bag limit year round)………Black on White is OK…( no bag limit/open season 12 months)….but

    White on Black is a No-NO-NEVER-EVER ( this is where the Black Live’s Matter stuff comes in)

  19. bob strauss

    If I were that Mayor, I would trace out the source of the threat and eliminate it using extreme force.
    ****************

    Mayor of Antwerp threatened: ‘Convert to Islam or die’ May 26, 2015 The wonders of diversity are on display in Antwerp, Belgium, the largest municipality in that country. More

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/05/mayor_of_antwerp_threatened_convert_to_islam_or_die.html

  20. bob strauss

    These guys are “done” with the usurper, and they don’t pull any punches!
    *****************

    Wow! Egyptian TV political panel discusses Obama’s climate-change-is-our-biggest-security-threat address to Coast Guard Academy May 26, 2015
    Hold onto your hats, and don’t start watching this while there’s hot coffee in your mouth. More

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/05/wow_egyptian_tv_political_panel_discusses_obamas_climatechangeisourbiggest_securitythreat_address_to_coast_guard_academy_graduating_class.html

  21. bob strauss

    Democrats, giving away other peoples money.
    *******************

    U.S. Gives $7 Bil in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”
    by JUDICIAL WATCH

    The overwhelming majority of improper payments go to provide ineligible recipients with goods or services, the report confirms.

    Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/#ixzz3bH17uVBz
    Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

  22. bob strauss

    I believe the story, that this Benghazi attack was about kidnapping Ambassador Stevens, and then trade him for the Blind Sheik, Bergdalh style, and that Hillary and the usurper were in on it. When the $hit hit the fan, they broke out the video caused it BS, in a panic to distract any future investigation. To me it’s obvious.

    ************

    Obama Admin. Knew About Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

    @JudicialWatch #Clinton #Benghazi
    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/documents-reveal-obama-administration-knew-that-al-qaeda-terrorists-had-planned-benghazi-attack-10-days-in-advance … pic.twitter.com/LrFnmRWm1m

  23. bob strauss

    WELCOME TO OBAMALAND…

    Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 28 Shot, 9 Dead Over Holiday Weekend

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2015/05/welcome-to-obamaland.html

  24. bob strauss

    Another reason to arrest the usurper, Eric Holder, and Al Sharpton, as a start.
    *****************

    THE ORGANIZERS AND THE PROTESTERS SHOULD BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW…

    Angry Ferguson Protesters Were Paid to Cause Havoc

    Protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings, and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests. But organizers stiffed them, resulting in new protests to demand payment. [Full Story]

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-organizers-and-protesters-should-be.html

  25. oldsoldier79

    IT DOESN’T GET ANY WORSE THAN THIS………

    .Tax-refund fraud to hit $21 billion, and there’s little the IRS can do !!!

    Tax-refund fraud is expected to soar again this tax season, and hit a whopping $21 billion by 2016, from just $6.5 billion two years ago, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

    And the problem—which the agency admits is growing quickly—is compounded by an outdated fraud-detection system that has trouble identifying many attempts to trick it.

    “The flaws in [the IRS’] system are so basic,” said Akli Adjaoute, founder and CEO of artificial intelligence firm Brighterion.

    “The whole system is a disaster,” Adjaoute said.

    One of the main reasons for the rapid growth is that it takes so little to file a false return—just your your name, date of birth and Social Security number. (Perhaps not coincidentally, this was among the information taken in last week’s huge hack on health insurer Anthem. See “What Anthem breach victims need to do now.”)

    The IRS is well-aware of the magnitude of the problem. But budgetary constraints and legal mandates have created a system where it is often unable to follow up on the red flags that its system throws up until after a refund check has been cut and sent.

    http://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/img/editorial/2014/10/30/102138336-144229773.530×298.jpg?v=1414699034
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    THE IRS SAYS THERE’S NOTHING THEY CAN DO……then they have the authority to take everything you own, without a court order or any legal orders to do so……

    The honest America citizen is paying through the nose so all the damn @$%#&$@ illegals can collect for Alien Mexican and Central American kids who are not even residing in America…last year alone, some illegal Mexican Aliens were filing tax returns with 18 and 23 names of kids on the child credits and getting $25,000 dollars and more back……

    Now the IRS says there is very little they can do about the fraud…..well the people should do something…..they should stop paying into this scam that is backed by the government until it system is FIXED…..

    ABOLISH THE IRS (translated that means THEIRS) and start a FLAT TAX SYSTEM where EVERYBODY pays into the system….stop all deductions, all exemptions…all giveaways !

    MAKE EVERYONE THE SAME IN THE EYES OF THE LAW AS THE US CONSTITUTION SAYS….OR ABOLISH THE UNLAWFUL LAW.

  26. bob strauss

    And now we discover Bill Clinton had a company set-up to funnel secret money to Clinton bank accounts, “WJC, LLC”…

    Please sign and SHARE with friends and family! Judicial Watch is the #1 organization working to hold Bill & Hillary accountable to the rule of law.
    Because no one is above the law!

    Demand Answers on Clinton Corruption!
    Hillary Clinton is not above the law. Demand that she answer for her corruption!
    judicialwatch.org

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/poll/demand-answers/?Source=46

  27. bob strauss

    oldsailor82,
    I am thawing some ground beef on the kitchen counter by the window, and flies are gathering on the screen, why does this remind me of the usurper?

  28. oldsoldier79

    THE NEXT CLINTON SCAM…ARMS SALES FOR DONATIONS…

    The Gift the Keeps on Giving…….

    Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure — derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) — represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

    The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House.

    American defense contractors also donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals that were authorized by the Clinton State Department between 2009 and 2012.

    The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.

    In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records. The Clinton Foundation publishes only a rough range of individual contributors’ donations, making a more precise accounting impossible.

    Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions — a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers.

    “The word was out to these groups that one of the best ways to gain access and influence with the Clintons was to give to this foundation,” said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center, an advocacy group that seeks to tighten campaign finance disclosure rules. “This shows why having public officials, or even spouses of public officials, connected with these nonprofits is problematic.”

    Hillary Clinton’s willingness to allow those with business before the State Department to finance her foundation heightens concerns about how she would manage such relationships as president, said Lawrence Lessig, the director of Harvard University’s Safra Center for Ethics.

    “These continuing revelations raise a fundamental question of judgment,” Lessig told IBTimes. “Can it really be that the Clintons didn’t recognize the questions these transactions would raise? And if they did, what does that say about their sense of the appropriate relationship between private gain and public good?”

    National security experts assert that the overlap between the list of Clinton Foundation donors and those with business before the State Department presents a troubling conflict of interest.

    Now, the $1 million dollar question is whether any of this will break outside the beltway, let alone stick around long enough to be used as campaign ammunition against Hillary. Again, there’s no concrete timetable that links the donations to the arms sales, but as IBT noted, ” news reports document that at least seven foreign governments that received State Department clearance for American arms did donate to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary: Algeria, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Thailand, Norway and Australia.”

    In one sense, it might have little impact given that all of the Clinton’s dirty laundry is being displayed so early. We’re roughly 17 months away from the Election Day, which is a lifetime in politics. Right now, a majority of American voters do no think Clinton is trustworthy, but they give her high marks for leadership (yeah, I don’t get it either).

    This new revelation adds to the narrative that if you want something from the Clintons, you should probably donate to their non-profit; a point MSNBC’s Chris Matthews noted regarding the foreign contributions.

    Yet, I doubt (sadly) that it will move the needle in either direction.
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    Anyone else, other than a damn Clinton, would go directly to jail for this treason.

  29. oldsoldier79

    STANDFAST…MEN of FREEDOM

  30. oldsoldier79

    GINGER….good article, and a truthful one too !!!

    It is interesting to see a ‘liberal” lawyer make such an open and honest evaluation and confession of the way things are in American today……

    Something very serious is wrong with our country when the black general population is only about 12% and the black prison population is over 40%.

    To even an idiot, this tells him that blacks are committing the overwhelming amount of violent crimes in America…..

    Most white people already know that of course…..Just look at the crowd when the television station covers a riot in any city…what color do you see? Do you see white people out marching, burning, looting, and destroying personal property? Of course you don’t, well maybe a few…but not the numbers of blacks in the crowd.

    The article you posted should be read by every American, be they, black, white, or latino……. and if the shoe fits….

    Wear it… until your race has taken action to correct their own house before complaining for others to do the same, and stop asking other houses to make the corrections to your house for you.

  31. oldsoldier79
    One of the things he said was that Mexicans were the biggest percentage of CHILD RAPIST and DRUNKS!! I do not want to live with them! Nor the muslims!

  32. oldsailor82

    Bob Strauss……..
    I wish it was possible to train a FLIE to harass. I would train a couple of dozen of them and take them with me to attend a Soetoro,speech. I WOULD ALSO TRAIN THEM TO START HARRASING WHEN I YELL “SIC EM FLIES”.Nothing quite like having a couple of squadrons of flies orbiting around one’s head,as he tries to tender a speech. HAR HAR. Most folks know that flies are attracted to shi# or anything that smells good to them. I guess what I am saying that the flies know when they are close upon feces.I guess the common expression would be “SHI# for brains”. Marie Pope definitely GOT IT RIGHT. Yet a lot of our young people think a QUEER for our alleged leader is really C-O-O-L M-A-N!!!!!

  33. oldsailor82

    Bob Strauss……..
    I have a feeling that he didn’t snow the graduate Coast Guard cadets. I would liked to have heard them clap their hands and yell OOOM-PAH. ( native American expression for BULLSHI#).

  34. I would like to say that I just finished up on my Cataract surgery on both eyes and not being able to see very good even with glasses…a whole new world has opened up for me! I wish that I could had been able to afford the built in bifocals but I can read with my new readers. 🙂 We have gone through such a big expense of helping our grandson through his legal battle and treatment…it was not an option. Btw…he is doing wonderful! Working on his GED and is doing real good considering he has ADHD. He has a good job offer when he gets out of treatment and will be living with us, his grand parents! 🙂 God is watching out for us because we now have a family member who is a Major in the National Guard, a past drug enforcement officer and is well on his way of being a psychologist. I see my grandsons future a drug free and happy life. Thank You Lord!

    BTW…the evil prosecutor did not make the judgeship! hahahahaha And God willing when my grandson gets out of treatment and we have moved away from that evil county we are going to ask for a pardon! I can not go into detail but please say a prayer for my grandson and his road to ‘JUSTICE’

  35. oldsailor82

    Ginger…….
    ………..I think the Mexicans are like kindergarteners,when compared to the Islamic GOAT LOVERS, and CHILD RAPISTS. Much of the time the child being raped is their OWN 5 year old child. The just reward for such an offense would be a .50 caliber bullet between the BASTARD’S eyes.

  36. oldsailor82

    Ginger………
    ……….the big thing is DON’T let him BACKSLIDE. KEEP CLOSE TABS ON HIM!

  37. oldsailor82

    Ginger……..
    ………if a judge was unfair or followed an illegal pathway in finding you grand son guilty,from faulty evidence,or as a pal to the prosecutor you should take the matter up with the ATTORNEY GENERAL of your state. The matter will then be turned over to the DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION,which is an arm of your state supreme court. They are charged with investigating such events by attorneys as well as errant judges,and prosecutors.

  38. bob strauss

    Rush is being hard on the Clintons and the usurper, to the point of yelling at the microphone. It’s great!

  39. bob strauss

    Judicial Watch, Inc.

    “The Obama administration – including Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice – knew immediately that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack.

    The State Department’s new smoking gun documents put to rest any question about what Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice knew – and when they knew it,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

    “Within minutes of the attack, the administration, specifically Hillary Clinton, began lying to the American people by blaming an obscure Internet video. … See More

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-state-department-almost-immediately-labeled-benghazi-attack-as-terrorism-event/

  40. bob strauss

    REBELLION: This State Just Voted to Ignore ALL Obama’s Executive Orders

    Barack Obama is not afraid to wield executive power to accomplish his agenda. Whether he is ordering immigration officials to ignore deportation laws or mandating certain crimes not be prosecuted, Obama loves to run America by his own rules.

    But one state just came up with a surprising plan to stop Obama’s end-run around democracy. This state’s move could prove to be first among many states rejecting Obama’s overreaching.

    This week, Arizona passed two bills to stop Obama dead in his tracks.

    The first bill, Arizona House Bill 2368, introduced by Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-Flagstaff), prevents the state of Arizona from funding any executive orders issued by President Obama, or policy directives issued by the Department of Justice.

    The Arizona State Legislature website described the bill as prohibiting “this state or any of its political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with an executive order issued by the President of the U.S. that has not been affirmed by a vote of Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution.” (H/T OpposingViews.com)

    However, the defiant bill does not stop there. It also “prohibits this state or any of its political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with a policy directive issued by the U.S. DOJ to law enforcement agencies in this state that has not been affirmed by a vote of Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution.”

    The legislation, if passed, would effectively make Arizona independent of federal laws.

    The second bill, House Bill 2643, stops state and local governments from using state funds to enforce and implement the Affordable Care Act.

    Both bills passed the Arizona House and will now move to the Senate.

    We support Arizona’s opposition to Obama’s shocking power grabs and hope the state is successful in its efforts to stop Obama’s executive orders. Democracy will be better served.

    http://conservativetribune.com/arizona-says-no-to-obama/

  41. bob strauss

    Clinton Foundation Hit with Racketeering Lawsuit

    May 27, 2015 By Colleen Conley

    Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in US District Court.

    According to the Washington Examiner, the lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the judge seize the private server which Hillary Clinton used exclusively while she served as Secretary of State.

    The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO), case alleges the former first couple used the Clinton Foundation to trade political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton while Hillary was head of the State Department.

    Said Klayman in the US District Court of Southern Florida:

    “Negotiations by email about influencing U.S. foreign policy or U.S. Government actions to benefit donors to … The Clinton Foundation or sponsors of speaking engagements would not be captured on a U.S. Government email account because her emails would not be with a U.S. Government official.”

    “Hillary Clinton deleted 32,000 email messages from her email server that included her communications arranging, negotiating, and agreeing upon speaking engagements by Bill Clinton in return for large speaking fees and donations to The Clinton Foundation.”

    Klayman also asked the judge to order a “neutral forensic expert … to take custody and control of the private email server and reconstruct and preserve the official U.S. Government records relating to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy during Defendant Secretary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State.”

    Hillary Clinton handed over 55,000 printed pages of emails to the State Department in November of last year and reportedly erased the remaining records off her private server. Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) of the House Select Benghazi Committee discovered the private server while investigating the events surrounding the 2012 attack on the Libyan compound in which four Americans were killed.

    Klayman listed myriad scandals involving missing records that have dogged the Clintons for two decades, including the fact that thousands of emails disappeared during Bill Clinton’s administration after White House officials threatened internal computer experts who blew the whistle on the “suppression.”

    In court documents, Klayman said records on the Clintons’ private server are “in imminent danger of being lost” and urged the court to intervene.

    Since our Congress has failed to ensure the integrity of the email server, Klayman stated that “somebody has to do it.”

    Let’s hope this case has legs and the Clintons don’t squeak by with yet another crime committed against the people of the United States.

    http://po.st/UA5Pjg

  42. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I stand by my prediction that the Republican Party told Rick Santorum that he would be “the man” in 2016..

    Looks like he has thrown his hat in to the ring.

  43. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I read almost every day, but refrain from commenting for personal reasons.

    If I could relate a story from my Town:

    We had Town Council primaries in May. In my “Ward” there were two men running for one seat.

    When I went to vote, after I gave my name, I was told that there were no races in my district. I informed the election official that I was certain that I had elections because the Town Council was up for election. I was again told that I lived in the neighboring Town, and when I insisted (I got pretty insistent with the election official), they called the Voter Registration Office in my County and was again told by speaker phone that I had no elections to vote on. I was told that someone who lived on my street had come to vote right before me, and was told the same thing, and left without incident.

    I gave the person on speaker phone my address, and was told that I was correct, and the election officials were informed on how to proceed. Of course the election official at my site took the Voter Registration person off speaker phone as soon as I was informed I was correct, so I didn’t get to hear what the election official was told on how to proceed. An hour later my wife came home and I asked her if she had voted and she told me that she hadn’t. I asked her to go vote, and told her my issue. She did go vote, and was told the same thing as I was, but the election officials remembered me, and she was allowed to vote also.

    The person I voted for lost by 5 votes.

    The person who won moved from Town 3 days before the election without informing anyone. His house had been on the market since last summer, and he knew he was moving out of Town, but he went on with his quest to run for the Council seat.

    The man who won resigned the next week from the Council because he had moved.

    Now the Republican Party gets to decide who takes his seat for the remainder of his term, AND the Republican Party gets to decide who is on the General election ballot come November.

    When I contacted the Republican Party about the process of replacing the man who resigned, I was pretty much informed that I needed to let the adults handle this. No direct answers to my questions, only ridicule because the person wrote I should have informed the public that the Councilman had moved (I hadn’t found out until after the election, although I had some knowledge that his house was for sale).

    Tonight is the night of the caucus to replace the man who resigned. Anyone interested in being his replacement simply had to send a letter to the Republican Party stating they were interested in filling his seat for the remainder of his term. The folks interested will have three minutes to address the caucus (it’s 7 people), and then a vote will be held to determine who will replace the Councilman. I am going to the caucus, I was informed that caucus’ were never held behind closed doors, when I asked if the public could attend. I wasn’t informed that the public COULD attend, only that they weren’t held behind closed doors. One of the people on the caucus informed me that “I guess the public can attend, but most people don’t care” and that “the ballot goes on”.

    The 4 officials of the Republican Party of my County get to decide who is on the November ballot.

    I can’t help but think that the Republican Party doesn’t want the man I voted for to become the Councilman, and asked the man who resigned to run, so that if he won, the Republican Party can decide for us who our representative will be (it’s a pretty good bet that this person will run unopposed in November). Of course the Republican Party won’t admit that, and I’m sure any correspondence between the Party and the Councilman was done via a private sever that has been destroyed. I have no evidence of that, but with the reaction I am getting from the Republican Party, I can come to my own conclusions.

    My whole point is that it’s BOTH SIDES who do this underhanded stuff.

    And it trickles down to the local level. It really is sickening.

  44. Live at Five was quite denigrating in their comments about Rick Santorum and his presidential bid announcement. I was disgusted. They are pro Jeb and pro Rubio. He is for lower taxes, pro life, pro Israel and for US energy.

    Interested Bystander, your experience at the local election is quite disturbing. I think you should write it all out and report it to the county election board and your state senators and representatives. We have to put a stop to this political nonsense. Good luck.

  45. bob strauss

    Wow. This former DOJ attorney actually filed documents to get Barack Obama deported and has come forward with some major evidence…

    What do you think about this move?

    Former DOJ Attorney Has Filed for the Deportation of Barack Obama, Exposes THIS Evidence
    This is huge.
    conservativetribune.com

    http://po.st/1hbdyD

  46. oldsoldier79

    This is what Killary AND Billary calls “CHARITY” ……

    Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya
    Some officials at the charity grumbled that his hiring was a favor from the Clintons.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/clinton-foundation-sidney-blumenthal-salary-libya-118359.html#ixzz3bRYjawHp
    ———————————————————————————————
    Why doesn’t some law abiding citizen with some “pull” file a criminal law suit against scum like this….. these pukes do not deserve to be running around in society free as a bird……

  47. oldsoldier79

    The EPA and Obama are clearly overstepping their authority …again

    President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority.

    “We’re finalizing a clean water rule to protect the streams and the wetlands that one in three Americans rely on for drinking water. And we’re doing that without creating any new permitting requirements and maintaining all previous exemptions and exclusions,” EPA head Gina McCarthy told reporters Wednesday.

    The moves comes as part of the Clean Water Act and federal officials say they are simply trying to help businesses comply with regulations.

    “This rule is about clarification, and in fact, we’re adding exclusions for features like artificial lakes and ponds, water-filled depressions from constructions and grass swales,” McCarthy said. “This rule will make it easier to identify protected waters and will make those protections consistent with the law as well as the latest peer-reviewed science. This rule is based on science.”

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/27/obama-admin-asserts-dominion-over-creeks-streams-w/#ixzz3bRbYFbpo
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
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    This is nothing but a POWER grab for private land again being pushed by the Usurper and his twerp, Gina McCarty. Between these two communist agitators, they expect to ramrod this illegal and unethical Power Grab down the throats of every American…..

    It ain’t gonna fly folks !!!

    People will fight over water when they will hesitate over other things.

    Many range wars have been fought over water rights on personal private property in our past history……they just might be many other ‘Range Wars” fought in the future if this ‘rouge government’ insist on claiming personal property rights that are the sole property of an individual and claim it as “public domain”.

    If our inefficient government gets involved in water rights on personal property, you can see what will be coming out of this……”they will be protecting the environment of the mud snail” over the rights of the property owner’s right to the one essential element for his survival …
    ….W A T E R..

    it’s all part of their long-range plan folks…..it’s called… C O N T R O L.

  48. oldsailor82

    oldsoldier79…….
    ………..do you remember the Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Boxer,and Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Pelosi water turn off to the farmers in the San Joachim valley? Standard equipment in California, land of FRUITS AND NUTS…….(MOSTLI TOOTI FROOTIES),and NINE DOLLAR BILLS.

  49. oldsoldier79

    oldsailor82…

    yep…now they want the same CONTROL over everyone’s water……there’s a war coming my friend…..mark my words.

  50. oldsoldier79

    Al Sharpton Asks Twitter if Deadly Texas Flood is Divine Retribution –
    ———————————————————————————————
    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF IT HAD HAPPENED IN BROOKLYN WHERE THAT SLIMY BASTARD LIVES !!!

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