Obama Foundation Folly…

Obama is scheduled to lecture in South Africa to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s birthday and to encourage Mandela’s goals of tolerance and peace.  Of course, there is no tolerance and peace in South Africa.  A colony of the British and Germans, post apartheid 1994 saw their first elections.   Between 1994 and 2003 during the Mandela Presidency, unemployment among blacks worsened and poverty among whites increased.  In 2006 there were massive riots, and since 2004 there have been thousands of ‘protests’.  South Africa is considered the most anti-immigration country in the world. It is estimated over half a million women are raped in South Africa every year.   And it is ranked in the top ten countries for income inequality… under the tutelage of Obama’s hero, Nelson Mandela.

Obama will be speaking on behalf of his Foundation which he established in 2014 and has since absorbed his scholarship program, My Brother’s Keeper.   The purpose of the Foundation is to address challenges and opportunity gaps that boys and young men of color face, providing support through mentoring, education, job training, and other activities, and to oversee the building of the Obama Library.

But according to the Foundation’s IRS 990 Forms, they have paid no grants, no scholarships, and no construction on the infamous Library has commenced.   In fact, as of 2016, Obama’s Foundation had raised over $20.5 million, paid no taxes, and had Asset Holdings of $13.5, the remainder of monies went to pay salaries, rent, fundraising and legal.

A few additional anomalies became apparent:

1)  Fundraising activity  was primarily done by a company called Lakefront Strategies according to the Form 990.  But no such company appears to exist?

2)  Grenzebach Glier and Associates is listed as the advisor/consultant in the management of the solicitation of fundraising.   Their website states as their primary function “analytics”.   As in Cambridge Analytics?  They have an office in the UK and Chicago.

3)   The Library has not begun construction because a coalition of 19 community activist organizations desire a community benefits agreement and Obama has refused.  A lawsuit has been threatened because the site Obama has defined is currently historical park land.  And lastly – rents in the neighborhood have risen as a result of the proposed project forcing tenants to leave because they can not afford the increases.

4)   Meryl Streep’s husband has been commissioned as the sculptor for the Library.

5)   The CEO for the Foundation that has yet to actually “DO” anything is raking in over half a million in salary and benefits.

Board members of the Foundation include Glenn Hutchins a co-founder of a $40 billion private equity firm – and a sitting Board Member of the NY Federal Reserve.   Others are connected to Amazon, Google, Intuit, the Clintons, and The Council on Foreign Relations. It is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of – $$$$$.

In order to qualify as a 501©(3) under the IRS, the organization must be a charity organized to provide relief of the poor, and/or erect or maintain a public building.   While the Obama Foundation filed based on these two status’s, in it’s four years of existence, it has actually done – nothing.  While still attempting to negotiate the project status with objectors, breaking ground is stipulated to occur towards the end of 2018 with a completion date anticipated in 2021.  The architects are estimating the need of a $1.5 billion endowment to build the Library.   By comparison, the Clinton ‘Library’ cost $165 million and sits on 30 acres that the local government confiscated and gave to Clinton via ’eminent domain’.

The University of Chicago has agreed to ‘partner’ with Obama.  Other donors include:

*The Miami Foundation – which is supposed to spend it’s own endowments in Miami. 

*The New York Community Trust – which serves New York… and beyond.

*Silicon Valley Community Foundation – which is supposed to serve the Silicon Valley…

*The Campion Foundation – whose stated mission is the protection of wilderness and homelessness…

By donating to the Obama Foundation, the above Foundations could all possibly be in violation of their donor trust relationship given their monies were diverted outside the scope of the Foundation.

Given Obama’s last trip to South Africa cost the US taxpayers $100 million, and security detail will still apply, it would seem a rather costly venture supported by a Foundation that has done nothing, to lecture a country mired in riots and crime about tolerance and love and peace.  Of course, the Mandela Foundation will contribute to Obama’s lecture. Mandela; a Marxist, Socialist, Communist Nationalist who somehow managed to accumulate over $15 million in wealth – (although that number is quite possibly low given much of it is hidden) …and advocated against income and wealth inequality. Hallelujah.

US Emigration Exodus

Charlize Theron wants to leave the US because racism is so pronounced now that Trump is President. Of course, few would notice her exodus, but it is curious exactly where she would go.   While she retains her South African citizenship, I doubt that South Africa would be her chosen place of exodus.  South Africa is mired in crime, rape, child rape, and white genocide.  Not exactly a prime location to bring up – children.

But according to the New York Times, numerous people are making the exodus from the US because of Trump, some going to the wonderful world of Indonesia where Sharia Law is the rule.  Others are apparently going to Mexico where gangland killings have become commonplace and government officials are slaughtered.   And still others are going to the quaint local of Columbia where drug trafficking and human trafficking are its mainstay.

The New York Times is peddling a strange utopia.

In the 6 ½ years between 1999 and June 2016, 2 million people are estimated to have made the exodus from the US.   That would equate to roughly 367,000 per year.   Errr, Trump wasn’t President.

Gosh darn, the New York Times seems to have forgotten that convenient statistic.  In fact they portray a family hiking with backpacks, children skipping through forests, and oh, it is too expensive to live in San Diego clauses, all the while forgetting that California real estate prices are not – Trump’s fault!

Theron’s claim that racism is Trump’s fault, is so bizarre as to be nonsensical.   Racism was stoked during the Obama administration, it is spiking in the UK, in Germany, and in France, countries where Trump is not President…   Paris is in virtual lockdown as armed Gendarmes are deployed to the streets to deter possible terrorism or ‘hate crimes’.   Perhaps Theron wants to live there?   Of course, given that pot is not legal there, she may want to ‘reconsider’.

People leave the US for a multitude of reasons.   Sometimes it is to retire where it is less expensive and beaches are amazing.  Sometimes it is to experience an adventure.  Sometimes to escape.  And sometimes just because.   Rarely, do people leave the US because of ‘racism’, or a President.   That is simply hogwash perpetuated by the New York Times for one purpose only – to denigrate Trump.

Certainly there have been innumerable Hollywooders who have made the threat, albeit none have seemingly actually followed through on the threat.  Why?   Because everyone wants to come to the US for a reason.   It is good.  It is free. And now, it is a tax haven.

But to make the exodus a political statement is purely inanely – boringly NYTimes.   How would they explain the 307,000 that left annually during the Obama administration?   Deplorables?

As I have said before, statistics have value, as long as they are relayed from perspective.   They can be manipulated.   But that would have to be the intent.   And in this case, the intent was to play Trump as the causal factor for exactly two families they interviewed and used to support their article and agenda.  Not good journalism.  Not good reporting.   But they – tried nonetheless.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the media has launched a query about the exodus of US citizens.   In 2013, Bloomberg reported, “the number of Americans that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 was six times larger than the number that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of last year…”  But wait! That was when Obama was President.

Oops.  Charlize?   Do you remember?

So what did Bloomberg cite as the reasons for the Obama era mass exodus?

-The U.S. economy has been steadily declining for many years and that decline now seems to be accelerating.

-We are being taxed into oblivion.

-The quality of the jobs in our economy is rapidly declining.

-The middle class is continually shrinking.

-Poverty is exploding.

-Escalating social decay in our major cities.

-Our culture is rapidly going down the toilet.

-Our health care system has become a complete mess and a giant money making scam.  Obamacare is only going to make things even worse.

-Our politicians are tremendously corrupt, but the same clowns just keep getting sent back to D.C. over and over again.

-Our nation seems to be on a relentless march toward collectivism.

-America is rapidly turning into a “Big Brother” police state that is run by control freaks that seem obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and controlling virtually everything that we do.

 HUH.   Short term memory loss.   Bloomberg is considered a Liberal outlet of the MSM.

Amen.