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Busted! Soros Paid March For Our Lives Protestors $300 Each Reader 03/25/2018 (Sun) 15:18:47 Id: bb857c [Preview] No. 7626 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/7618

#MarchForOurLives organizers paid protestors $300 each to attend the March 24 protest in Washington, D.C, according to reports.

Journalist Jacob Wohl found ads posted on Craigslist where Soros organizers looked to recruit paid protestors to attend the march.

“Here’s just one of many of the Craigslist ads where Soros Organizers were recruiting PAID protestors for #MarchForOurLives ! Don’t expect the MSM to talk about this,” the Editor In Chief for The Washington Reporter tweeted.

“Here’s one of the ads that was posted by #MarchForOurLives organizers seeking PAID “street-teams” in Washington DC.”

I archived the craigslist paged where Soros organizers were soliciting paid protestors but twitter is censoring most of the archive links http://archive (dot) is/FA56h

— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) March 25, 2018 | https://archive.fo/E9A95

https://archive.fo/FA56h
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/evg/d/march-for-our-lives-anti-gun/6539118425.html

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The American Dream Is An Illusion On Hollywood’s Skid Row Reader 04/02/2018 (Mon) 15:48:06 Id: b5b8d0 [Preview] No. 7750 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
ALL COMMIEFORNIA RELATED:
https://archive.fo/ZgrWu (Schools Sued For Refusing To Teach Children How To Read)
https://archive.fo/DwCFk (Commiefornia Covers Up Their Polution Levels)
https://archive.fo/sTtxE (No Right To Bear Arms)
https://archive.fo/2emqU (Illegal Alien Felons Protected In Commiefornia, But Not Citizens 1)
https://archive.fo/OaYXe (Illegal Alien Felons Protected In Commiefornia, But Not Citizens 2)
https://archive.fo/Z5d39 (Cannot Manage Land Properly, Nor Deal With Disasters 1)
https://archive.fo/mmjRV (Cannot Manage Land Properly, Nor Deal With Disasters 2)
https://archive.fo/u4pb6 (Commiefornia Leads Nation in Poverty Rate)
https://archive.fo/hW1GM (Despotic Draconian Regulations Galore)
https://archive.fo/CchAK (Child Rape Legalized In Commiefornia)
https://archive.fo/TYOsb (Horrific Abusive Healthcare Policies)
https://archive.fo/SJjoq (Human Excrement To Be Dumped Into Tap Water Supply)
https://archive.fo/EF2u8 (Commiefornia Has Outlawed Poverty, The Poor Are Being Arrested)
https://archive.fo/Yg861 (Victims Flee Commiefornia In Record Numbers Due To High Housing Costs, High Tax Rates)

Thousands of homeless people in one of America’s richest cities live on filthy sidewalks infested with flesh-eating bacteria and tuberculosis.

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4chan April Fools Day Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 06:59:48 Id: 66100a [Preview] No. 7729 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
New April Fools prank this year. Unfortunately no new board mergers. Instead, there is a global team system where users are assigned to teams based on IP. Teams are based on Easter confection because of overlap with Easter this year. Teams are governed by a scoring system that has not been officially explained, which is displayed in the announcement section of webpages. Speculation currently is that the scoring could be based on the number of (You)s posters get, the number of posts or threads they make, "points are gained by writing the word per post", or possibly even their GETs (unlikely imo).

Swaglord is actively shitposting on his boards. To /b/ and /s4s/ he stickied a compilation of rabbits eating things.
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlg8QmkHPy0
On /g/, he embedded a short audio clip of random operating system sounds, including wangblowz's error tune. He is actively posting even now, with and without Mod trip. He implies active support for Team Creme and disdain for Team Chocolate, which are the first and last place teams, respectively, at the time of this post. He's also created a duckroll thread and did a visible ban.
On /s4s/, he posted and stickied a silly thread about rabbits, and stickied a thread commemorating the 5th birthday of /s4s/.

Investigation into the meaning of it is going on on /qa/ and perhaps /g/.

Meanwhile, Easter posting is rather slow---either that, or many posts are being deleted by mods.


Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 10:30:45 Id: f55f0d [Preview] No.7731 del
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That's uh
Real interesting, OP


Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 11:29:58 Id: 66100a [Preview] No.7732 del
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https://boards.4chan.org/sci/thread/9635246#p9635502
>All of the teams are Oreo flavors and the points are from the survey conducted with children to see which is the best.


Reader 04/02/2018 (Mon) 06:58:22 Id: 66100a [Preview] No.7746 del
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Team Peanut Butter won.



Why The Western Elites Hate Putin: What You’re Not Being Told Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 14:31:36 Id: c8b8dc [Preview] No. 7689 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Why The Western Elites Hate Putin: What You’re Not Being Told

All the drama about Russian hacking and collusion are a smokescreen, masking the real reason why the elite hate President Vladimir Putin.

The real conflict is about a geopolitical power struggle for world domination, which involves hundreds of trillions of dollars and a desire to enslave the human population at any cost.

Worldaffairs.blog reports: https://archive.fo/9w6jv

Here’s the big picture: it’s a geopolitical battle of USA+EU versus Russia+China. The US and EU are governed by the same banking and military-industrial overlords, while Russia and China – two independent countries – have made an alliance out of necessity. Why? If Russia falls, China will be the next. Get the bear, you get the dragon, and thus you get the world.

But here is the kicker: the globalists did trap the bear in 1991 when the USSR failed. However, rather than befriending the bear, they caged it and then starved, tortured and humiliated it for the next eight years. That’s when the bear tore down the cage and fought back.

Betrayal in the 1990’s

The biggest theft of the century happened in Russia in the 1990’s, and the perpetrators were Wall Street shysters who promised miracles of capitalism, but instead dismantled the entire country. In the name of privatization, Russia was put up for fire sale.
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Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 12:20:48 Id: 456ae8 [Preview] No.7736 del
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>>7733
"jews" plural, not singular. The bill allows for them as a group to be a protected class beyond any other. Take a look at this piece of shit work yourself.


Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 12:26:26 Id: 456ae8 [Preview] No.7737 del
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>>7735
Goldmann only said what I had in parenthesis from his book The Jewish Paradox starting with "The Germans will have paid out a total of 80 billion".


Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 12:28:59 Id: 0db3aa [Preview] No.7738 del
>>7736
>the bill
>REAL OR IMAGINED WRONGDOING

So we can't criticize them or have them prosecuted if they really are doing something wrong? Well that is seriously fucked up! Did this actually pass into law?


Reader 04/01/2018 (Sun) 13:16:16 Id: 456ae8 [Preview] No.7739 del
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>>7738
It passed the House. Luckily for us, the bill was referred for cost estimates through the Committee on Foreign Relations. This has so far prevented passing the bill through Senate and then POTUS to have it signed into law. You can track it here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/672/all-actions#
Note the vote to "suspend the rules" for the bill. After CFR settles cost evaluation is when it goes through and they can walk the streets stealing, raping, murdering. Last official activity May 18th. Has been awhile. I'm hoping it's flushed, myself. Or they could reintroduce it revised under another name.


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Wait, here's the cost estimate. Polite sage for double post. I don't know what they've done after this.



Unprecedented: China To Now Pay For Oil Imports With Yuan Instead Of Dollars Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 17:55:18 Id: 2e4484 [Preview] No. 7707 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED PETRODOLLAR DEMISE: >>>/endtimes/32 | https://archive.fo/oRJgd

GET PREPARED WHILE YOU STILL CAN: >>>/endtimes/7 | https://archive.fo/gdH6j

Just days after Beijing officially launched Yuan-denominated crude oil futures (with a bang, as shown in the chart below, surpassing Brent trading volume) which are expected to quickly become the third global price benchmark along Brent and WTI, China took the next major step in the challenging the Dollar's supremacy as global reserve currency (and internationalizing the Yuan) when on Thursday Reuters reported that China took the first steps to paying for crude oil imports in its own currency instead of the US Dollars.

A pilot program for yuan payment could be launched as soon as the second half of the year and regulators have already asked some financial institutions to "prepare for pricing crude imports in the yuan", Reuters sourcesreveal.

According to the proposed plan, Beijing would start with purchases from Russia and Angola, two nations which, like China, are keen to break the dollar’s global dominance. They are also two of the top suppliers of crude oil to China, along with Saudi Arabia.

A change in the default crude oil transactional currency - which for decades has been the "Petrodollar", blessing the US with global reserve currency status - would have monumental consequences for capital allocations and trade flows, not to mention geopolitics: as Reuters notes, a shift in just a small part of global oil trade into the yuan is potentially huge. "Oil is the world’s most traded commodity, with an annual trade value of around $14 trillion, roughly equivalent to China’s gross domestic product last year." Currently, virtually all global crude oil trading is in dollars, barring an estimated 1 per cent in other currencies. This is the basis of US dominance in the world economy.

However, as shown in the chart below which follows the first few days of Chinese oil futures trading, this status quo may be changing fast.

Superficially, for China it would be a matter of nationalistic pride to see oil trade transact in Yuan: "Being the biggest buyer of oil, it’s only natural for China to push for the usage of yuan for payment settlement. This will also improve the yuan liquidity in the global market,” said one of the people briefed on the matter by Chinese authorities.

There are other considerations behind the launch of the Yuan-denominated oil contract as Goldman explains:

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Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 17:55:39 Id: 2e4484 [Preview] No.7708 del
>>7707
A new investment vehicle for onshore investors. The majority of China commodity futures trading volumes are from retail investors, yet these had until now little ability to trade oil futures. China’s capital control was the main bottleneck to trading contracts like Brent as authorities only allow $50,000 outflow a year per person. While several petrochemical and bitumen contracts already trade in China, INE will be the first contract for crude oil, likely drawing significant interest.

Direct access to China’s commodity markets for offshore investors. China offers deep and liquid commodity markets to its onshore investors. Due to China’s tight capital controls, however, foreign investors have so far only been able to trade these through qualified onshore subsidiaries. The INE contract opens up the first channel for offshore investors to trade in its onshore commodity market, with both the USD deposit and capital gains transferable back to offshore accounts. The government further announced last week that it would waive income taxes for foreign investors trading these new contracts for the first three years. The obligation to trade in Yuan will also add a currency risk exposure to offshore investors. We illustrate in Exhibit 6 a likely template (amongst others) of how overseas investors will be able to access INE liquidity.

The danger, of course, is that such a shift would also boost the value of the Yuan, hardly what China needs considering it was just two a half years ago that Beijing launched a controversial Yuan devaluation to boost its exports and economy.

Still, in light of the relative global economic stability, Beijing may be willing to take the gamble on a stronger Yuan if it means greater geopolitical clout and further acceptance of the renminbi.

Which is why restructuring oil fund flows may be the best first step: as of this moment, China is the world’s second-largest oil consumer and in 2017 overtook the United States as the biggest importer of crude oil; its demand is a key determinant of global oil prices.

If China's plan to push the Petroyuan's acceptance proves successful, it will result in greater momentum across all commodities, and could trigger the shift of other product payments to the yuan, including metals and mining raw materials.

Besides the potential of giving China more power over global oil prices, "this will help the Chinese government in its efforts to internationalize yuan," said Sushant Gupta, research director at energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie. In a Wednesday note, Goldman Sachs said that the success of Shanghai’s crude futures was “indirectly promoting the use of the Chinese currency (which, however as noted above, has negative trade offs as it would also result in a stronger Yuan, something the PBOC may not be too excited about).

https://archive.fo/4BXa3
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-31/china-plans-pay-oil-imports-yuan-instead-dollars



UN Security Council Holds Meeting Over Gaza Protests and Israel’s Brutal Land Grabs Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 17:37:29 Id: c5fa68 [Preview] No. 7705 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting over the Israeli military’s massacre of over a dozen Palestinians during an anti-occupation mass rally in Gaza.

The UN chief has called for an investigation into the violence where 16 Palestinians were killed and over 1,400 others wounded on Friday.

Secretary-General António Guterres said that “his thoughts are with the families of the victims” that were killed or injured during the violent clashes at the Gaza border.”

Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour said he expected “the Security Council to shoulder its responsibility” in relation to the “heinous massacre” of peaceful Gaza demonstrators by Israeli forces

RT reports: https://archive.fo/NMTck

The meeting was called by Kuwait, which, along with Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and other countries with predominantly Muslim population, voiced their anger over the way the Israeli army retaliated against mass unrest that erupted along the border with Gaza Strip on Friday.

The meeting was set to kick off at 6:30 pm local time [10:30 pm GMT]. It was initially reported that the meeting would proceed behind closed doors, meaning that neither Israeli nor Palestinian representatives would be able to partake in the discussion. However, the session was ultimately held in the open.

Israeli troops used live fire, rubber-coated bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesting Palestinian crowds that flocked to the border fence in their hundreds. At least two men, who Israel claims were “terrorist infiltrators,” were killed by tank fire.

The UN has urged Tel Aviv to promptly conduct investigations into the killings of protesters, calling on it to abide by international human rights norms and humanitarian law when dealing with dissent.

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New Saudi Crown Prince Admits Western Leaders Backed Islamic Terrorists Reader 03/29/2018 (Thu) 22:37:51 Id: e625da [Preview] No. 7660 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of the Deep State asking Riyadh to spread it to the West during the Cold War.

Speaking to the Washington Post, bin Salman admitted that Western leaders paid Saudi Arabia to spread extremism to their countries.

Rt.com reports: https://archive.fo/DotZN

He added that successive Saudi governments had lost track of that effort, saying “we have to get it all back.” Bin Salman also said that funding now comes mostly from Saudi-based “foundations,” rather than from the government.

The crown prince’s 75-minute interview with the Washington Post took place on March 22, the final day of his US tour. Another topic of discussion included a previous claim by US media that bin Salman had said that he had White House senior adviser Jared Kushner “in his pocket.”

https://archive.fo/uBrjE
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/saudi-prince-denies-kushner-is-in-his-pocket/2018/03/22/701a9c9e-2e22-11e8-8688-e053ba58f1e4_story.html?utm_term=.539d999d87c0

Bin Salman denied reports that when he and Kushner – who is also Donald Trump’s son-in-law – met in Riyadh in October, he had sought or received a greenlight from Kushner for the massive crackdown on alleged corruption which led to widespread arrests in the kingdom shortly afterwards. According to bin Salman, the arrests were a domestic issue and had been in the works for years.

He said it would be “really insane” for him to trade classified information with Kushner, or to try to use him to advance Saudi interests within the Trump administration. He stated that their relationship was within a normal governmental context, but did acknowledge that he and Kushner “work together as friends, more than partners.” He stated that he also had good relationships with Vice President Mike Pence and others within the White House.

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Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 12:29:26 Id: c057ef [Preview] No.7673 del
This purge seemed really interesting and I enjoyed the mainstream media freakout when it happened.

Remember, Trump’s first visit abroad was to Saudi Arabia. Trump made a deal with Salman. Clean up the corruption. Cut off Al Waleed’s influence in the US political sphere and in return, Trump would support Salman and allow AMRCO to resume trading on the NY stock exchange. When Trump tweeted that he wishes Saidi would trade on NYSE, that was the go ahead signal. That’s also when chips hit the fan. The terms of the agreement were met.

Kushner’s job was to find and freeze assets.

Flashback a few weeks before to the Las Vegas false flag terror attack that killed innocent people in one place as a distraction (near the Mandalay Bay hotel). The distraction was to cover up an attempt to assassinate Salman at another place (the Tropicana hotel). Confusion and chaos was the cover. Remember there shots fired at the airport too. It’s a short distance by chopper from Mandalay to the airport. The ground shooters ran towards the airport with a crowd as cover. The CIA's mercenary forces failed after President Trump got word of what was going down, as Trump ordered a team of armed forces to help escort Salman safely out of Las Vegas during the mass shooting. The CIA did NOT want Salman to become the next king because he was not a Wahhabist who supported radical Islam or the exploitation to use them as destabilization forces (as was done many times in the past).


Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 17:38:29 Id: a0d358 [Preview] No.7683 del
>>7673
Sources would help those statements. Though we do know it definitely wasn't Stephen Paddock lying on the floor dead, as official imbeciles claim.


Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 13:41:23 Id: 053919 [Preview] No.7685 del
>>7683
OMG those pictures. Not only do you ask yourself "where was his tattoo", I also question who placed the nice clean ammo round right on top of the blood spill? First of all cartridges eject from the chamber after the hammer causes friction to the primer, igniting the propellant which blows the bullet out of the barrel of the gun. So why do we see a full clean round lying on top of the blood? Second, if that round would have been there in the first place it would have been covered in blood.


Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 17:11:59 Id: a0d358 [Preview] No.7700 del
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>>7685
True. There are other questions that should be brought up as well about it. The whole situation stinks.



Chinese Invade Oil Realm For PetroDollar Kill Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 00:34:08 Id: 63f6f0 [Preview] No. 7661 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RUSSIA & CHINA IN CONTROL

The view that makes sense is that Russia will set oil output policy and China will set oil payment policy, as the Saudis have found a new sponsor and protector. The Saudi Royals have ceded control for their remaining oil reserves and production policy. The pudding proof will be military missile deals, since the Saudi Royals want the best. The entire team at the table will continue the lie on the ARAMCO valuation, but keep honest the USDollar amount on their investment. They will cite 10% investment stakes, but while smiling like Cheshire cats. The resulting percentages will be much higher than disclosed, like over 50% for R&C combined, thus control!

SOWING RMB SEEDS IN ARAB WORLD

Further Chinese investment across the Arab oil region is extremely evident, and in considerable volume. The extent, range, and depth has never been seen before. It extends from Algeria and Libya in North Africa to Iraq and Kuwait in the land mass, to United Arab Emirates in the Gulf region. The diversification includes port construction, oil production, building refineries, stakes in concessions, and provision of drill equipment. Such is without precedent. In typical Chinese manner, they sow the seeds of commerce, which produce jobs and economic growth, leading to more wealth and a better standard of living. The US approach for too long has been to foment discord, to sell weapons, and to observe economic destruction, with resentment in residue. In the process of the Chinese invasion into the petro fields, the US and European firms are gradually seeing encroachment on their turf, which had been securely held for decades. But they still have significant presence. It is easy to see that each Arab nation will be nudged into accepting RMB payment in oil shipments. They must comply with the wishes of their investment partner. The end result will be the death of the Petro-Dollar defacto standard by a thousand dragon cuts. It is assured. The demise will be slow at first, then occur suddenly.

ALGERIA & LIBYA

Algeria has turned to China for development, after the IMF left the nation with poverty and debt servitude following a debt restructure. China is building ports, vehicles, and residential homes. The Chinese RMB is openly traded. Petro-China agreed to a deal to produce Libyan oil. The Eurasian Trade Zone reaches to North Africa. The Chinese are reaching into the North Ffrican region, to undermine the Petro-Dollar.
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Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 12:55:35 Id: a563f7 [Preview] No.7674 del
Dellicious propaganda.


Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 13:11:31 Id: 7eba86 [Preview] No.7675 del
>>7674
There is no propaganda here. Just raw unbias information stating undeniable FACTS. What do you think this is, CNN or Fox News?


Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 17:33:29 Id: dc3d73 [Preview] No.7682 del
>>7674
If you're going to go around in various threads and shit on people's news, at least provide evidence of your accusation. The burden of proof is on the accuser, not the accused.


Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 18:13:55 Id: 3c7294 [Preview] No.7684 del
>Dellicious propaganda.
not an argument


Reader 03/31/2018 (Sat) 14:07:26 Id: b04782 [Preview] No.7688 del
>>7674
The petrodollar reserve currency status is slowly being replaced. This is no longer disputable anymore. One could argue how long this will take. One could argue the outcome and burdens that will be put on the US, or vice versa considering our military might. One could argue whether we are capitalist or socialist or a communist nation. I strongly believe we rejected capitalism years ago when we outsourced most of our industries and removed the gold standard and created massively insolvent welfare and military budgets to back our economy. But you can debate that, whatever. But there is no denial wealth and power has been shifting from the West to the East. This cannot be debated and in fact I have a quote from a Top Secret leaked NSA from Snowden:

"The international system as constructed following the Second World War will be almost unrecognizable by 2025 owing to the rise of emerging powers, a globalizing economy, an historic transfer of relative wealth and economic power from West to East, and the growing influence of non-state actors."

https://www.scribd.com/document/186658860/NSA-SIGINT-Strategy-2012-2016

So there you have it, in your own government's own words!



Good! Scott Pruitt Bans Non-disclosed Junk Science From EPA, Agency Must Now Prove Their Scientific Theories Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 14:27:16 Id: cd4924 [Preview] No. 7677 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Junk science is no longer welcome at the Environmental Protection Agency. Administrator Scott Pruitt has declared war on what he calls “secret science” – the process whereby EPA regulators have been able to craft rules using non-publicly-available science data.

Pruitt told Daily Caller: https://archive.fo/h6QWW

“We need to make sure their data and methodology are published as part of the record. Otherwise, it’s not transparent. It’s not objectively measured, and that’s important.”

This decision will correct a longstanding injustice at the EPA, perpetrated against the U.S. taxpayer. For years the EPA has been able to behave as a law unto itself, cavalierly passing regulations which restrict freedoms, hamper business and hold back the U.S. economy for reasons which have much more to do with left-leaning environmentalist politics than with objective science.

The problem dates back to the early 1990s when the EPA decided it wanted to regulate fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 but couldn’t find any hard scientific evidence proving it was harmful.

Needless to say, the environmentalists are furious that the EPA now has to stick to science rather than political activism.

The New York Times has billed it as “an attack on science” – as if, somehow, scientific experiments conducted in secret for political ends are somehow more representative of “science” than experiments which are both open and independently reproducible.

https://archive.fo/OiSuO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/29/delingpole-winning-scott-pruitt-bans-junk-science-from-environmental-protection-agency/


Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 14:32:23 Id: cd4924 [Preview] No.7678 del
>>7677
The EPA should be banning toxins such as fluoride that is put inside our water supply or the toxic waste that leaks from old fracking rigs. How about the toxic chemicals like mercury inside our vaccines? Yah, I bet they don't give a shit about that. They would love to burden more legit businesses though.

Finally we have someone with the balls to crack down on an arrogant, parasitic, worthless bureaucracy.



Pentagon Admits Billions In US Tax Revenue Disappeared in Afghanistan To Fraud, Waste And Abuse Reader 03/29/2018 (Thu) 20:09:13 Id: 379c0e [Preview] No. 7653 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A new report from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD IG) exposes even more fraud, waste and/or corruption in America’s ongoing war in Afghanistan. This latest report reveals that more than $3.1 billion of U.S. taxpayer funds provided to the Afghan Armed Forces from 2014 through 2017 was grossly mismanaged.

http://www.dodig.mil/reports.html/Article/1472257/summary-report-on-us-direct-funding-provided-to-afghanistan/

According to the DoD IG, U.S. military leaders overseeing operations in Afghanistan "failed to accurately record" some 95,000 vehicles transferred to Afghan Armed Forces, along with fuel expenses and maintenance costs to keep the vehicles operational. The report issued last Wednesday was the last in a series of DoD IG audits that examined the Pentagon for “systemic challenges” in how senior officials oversee U.S. direct funding to the Afghan Armed Forces said the Military Times.

The DoD IG warned the lack of accountability via military leaders overseeing Afghanistan leaves U.S. taxpayer funds vulnerable to "fraud, waste, and abuse."

“Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan (CSTC-A) officials did not effectively manage and oversee the U.S. direct funding provided to the Ministries of Defense and Interior, which oversee Afghanistan’s Army and National Police, respectively,” the report stated.

“CSTC-A management and oversight of the direct funding is intended to increase [Afghan security forces] effectiveness and capabilities so the [forces] can become more professional and increasingly self-sustaining.”

Stars and Stripes, an American military newspaper, said military officials blame, what else, “inadequate staffing and security concerns” for any financial discrepancies. However, the DoD IG audit determined systemic issues are to blame.

CSTC-A officials established unrealistic and unattainable goals for the Afghans to improve their own capabilities toward achieving independence in supplying their own troops, the IG also found.


Reader 03/29/2018 (Thu) 20:09:36 Id: 379c0e [Preview] No.7654 del
>>7653
Instead, the Afghan government has remained reliant on the United States to furnish its supplies because American officials have not provided adequate training, according to the report.

Additionally, the report stated CSTC-A officials have not enforced penalties within U.S. agreements with the Afghan government. Penalties include levying fines when terms and conditions of contracts are not met, such as providing detailed logs of vehicle maintenance and fuel consumption data.

Stars and Stripes provides a summary of the latest findings from the DoD IG report:

For example, Afghan officials only provided CSTC-A fuel consumption reports for the Afghan army when directly requested by the United States, though contracts require biweekly reports. The IG concluded the United States cannot be certain that at least $174 million worth of fuel was properly used.

CSTC-A also cannot properly track the status of some 95,000 vehicles that the United States has given the Afghans because officials did not properly inventory the types and quantities of vehicles provided.

Furthermore, the IG blamed CSTC-A officials for failing to properly train the Afghans to maintain those vehicles, leaving the U.S. military to spend about $21 million to replace engines and transmissions that should have been the Afghans responsibility.

The IG report was the eighth and final report in a series of oversight investigations into CSTC-A functions since 2015. The reports have uncovered widespread issues within the command, including the commands’ inability to account for more than $700 million of ammunition provided to the Afghan security forces between 2015 and 2017.

As a result of the Pentagon’s lousy accounting practices, if not outright fraud and embezzlement, the audit notes that CSTC-A officials did not have the assurance that “$3.1 billion in U.S. direct funding was used entirely for the intended purposes.”

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Reader 03/30/2018 (Fri) 02:22:58 Id: c44a0a [Preview] No.7670 del
>>7653
>In other words, just over $3 billion has been stolen.

That and the other $20.7 trillions worth...