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Benny

Woo-hoo, Hillary’s Victim Tour About to Begin!

Tickets to her Oct. 30 book tour event at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago “start at” $45, according to promoters, who did not reveal Monday at what price premium seats will be listed.

Prices to attend a similar event in New York, however, may give some indication of what the vanquished Democratic presidential candidate is charging. Tickets in the Big Apple cost $125 — about the price of a decent Broadway show.

Tickets in Washington, D.C., come a little cheaper at $55-$75, also including an unsigned copy of Clinton’s book, “What Happened.” But fans who want a personal meet-and-greet with Clinton in Toronto will have to fork over $2,400 — in U.S. dollars — (a similar “VIP Experience” package is planned for Chicago, according to organizers). And even the cheapest tickets at the Toronto event are $64.

Hillary Clinton said her ‘skin crawled’ when Donald Trump stood behind her on debate stage Chicago, D.C., New York and Canada are likely to be among the friendlier tour stops for the “Hillary Clinton Live” roadshow, which visits five states Clinton lost in November, including the key swing states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Clinton is promoting the tour by promising to loosen up. “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt like I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” she is quoted as saying on the book tour’s website. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”

To find out just how far she’ll go, you’ll have to cough up.

In comparison…

Bernie will be in Iowa city Thursday, and the tickets were sold at $30 (the event is already sold out), which includes a copy of his new book.

Big differences between a great cross-over speaker, most popular pol in the country, and a has been politician. And we the taxpayer is still on the hook for costs associated with her security.

orlbucfan

GAG! Mebbe she’s finally figured out why she wanted to be Prez.

Benny

Best snark of the day!

humphrey

It wouldn’t surprise me that similar actions will take place once again.

humphrey

I Do not care what kind of shoes Melania wears.

But this one comment made my day!

HERE IT IS!

magsview

Republican I was just talking to mentioned that Melania was wearing a baseball cap – he thought that was a bit much.

So, me being me, I said, “I don’t care what they’re wearing! I don’t care what color Trump’s hair is! I care about the destructive things he’s doing! Like Zinke opening up public lands to drillers/miners/loggers, like appointing DeVos and helping her push to privatize schools!”.

I also brought up Erik Prince angling for some of that sweet private military contracting govt moolah for his gang of mercenaries.

(He responded that maybe military contractors would be an overall cost savings, then saw the ‘very doubtful’ expression on my face and moved the conversation along, haha.)

polarbear4

he must know that cost go waaaaaay up, accountability waaaaay down. good for you for spreading the word!

magsview

Despite Risks, Trump Administration Moves Forward With Afghanistan Mining Plan

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the mining industry is key to Kabul’s future.

Describing the country’s mineral deposits as potentially transformative for a country its size, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Foreign Policy that he has delivered a plan to President Donald Trump to get the Afghan economy back on its feet. “The whole idea of it is to try to figure out how to make Afghanistan a self-sufficient country that can provide jobs for its people and its own budget,” Ross said in an interview.

Aren’t we a compassionate country! We’re just trying to ‘help’ Afghanistan out of the goodness of our hearts?

Not exactly.

Trump, who last week announced that he would be sending more troops to Afghanistan, believes the country’s estimated $1 trillion in mineral resources can be used to repay the United States for what it has spent there. “As the prime minister of Afghanistan has promised, we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us,” Trump said in an Aug. 21 speech at Fort Myer in Virginia.

Great, invade a country, turn a good part of it into rubble, then make them pay for the money spent on invading them.

Over the course of nearly 16 years of war, the United States has poured some half a billion dollars into the country’s mining industry with little to show for it. And the reasons for the previous projects’ failures — corruption, lack of infrastructure, the incompetence of the Afghan government, and a piecemeal American development strategy — all remain.

What does the writer mean by “the United States” in this context?

magsview

United Nations panel calls for halt of Site C dam project in B.C.

OTTAWA — A United Nations panel says the construction of British Columbia’s $8.8-billion Site C dam should be halted until there is a full review of how it would affect Indigenous land.

The recommendation is contained in a report by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which has completed its periodic review of how Canada complies with the world body’s treaty to end racial discrimination.

The recommendation comes three weeks after British Columbia’s NDP government requested a review of what had been a signature megaproject for former premier Christy Clark.

Site C has become controversial after the previous provincial Liberal government’s clean-energy laws allowed some projects to bypass a review by the regulatory agency.

The UN panel says a full review should be conducted in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples.

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