The Clintons

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Hillary Clinton speaking at the North Carolina 2008 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner (Photo credit: rharrison)

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Vice President Biden swears in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Joining Secretary Clinton is her husband, former President Bill Clinton, their daughter Chelsea Clinton, and Secretary Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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White House portrait of the Clinton family (unknown date) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Official White House photo of President Bill Clinton, President of the United States. Русский: Президент США Билл Клинтон,официальное фото Белого Дома. Ελληνικά: Επίσημη φωτογραφία Λευκού Οίκου του Προέδρου Μπιλ Κλίντον, Προέδρου των ΗΠΑ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Peter Paul with the Clintons at Gala Fundraiser He Paid for Hillary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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US President Bill Clinton (center with hand up), first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to right of photo; their daughter Chelsea Clinton to left. On procession in public. The President, First Lady, and Chelsea on parade down Pennsylvannia Avenue on Inauguration day, January 20, 1997. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Bill Clinton, standing between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, taking the oath of office of President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Hillary Clinton 1 (Photo credit: Angela Radulescu)

Bill Clinton Campaigning for Obama

Bill Clinton Campaigning for Obama (Photo credit: Ronald Heft)

Clinton Foundation

Clinton Foundation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In fundraising pitch, Hillary Clinton says Bill will match donations

Hillary Rodham Clinton fired off an end-of-the-year fundraising solicitation to supporters of her family’s charitable foundation – and she offered an intriguing pitch.

Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will personally match every tax-deductible donation collected between now and Dec. 31, dollar-for-dollar.

“We have big plans for 2014,” the former secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate wrote Monday in an e-mail to supporters.

Clinton detailed her three top priorities at the Clinton Foundation – Too Small to Fail, an initiative to encourage more parents to prepare their young children for school; No Ceilings, a program to help women and girls achieve “full participation in every aspect of our society”; and economic development programs to help young people get the skills they need to find good jobs.

“Across all our initiatives, we’ll be helping more people in more places solve problems and seize opportunities faster, leaner, and better,” Clinton wrote.

Foundation officials did not respond immediately to questions about Bill Clinton’s offer to match money raised in the final week of the calendar year. The former president, after 13 years on the paid speaking circuit, has become a millionaire many times over.

Both Clintons, as well as their daughter, Chelsea, have been active on the fundraising circuit this year, wooing donors to give millions of dollars to the recently rechristenedBill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The Clintons have hosted glitzy donor events in New York, London, San Francisco, Washington and other major cities to raise money for the operating budget, which has been increasing as the foundation broadens its focus from the causes Bill Clinton embraced – combating AIDS, climate change and global poverty – to those championed by his wife and daughter.

The Clintons also have quietly begun a high-dollar endowment drive, with the declared goal of $200 million to $250 million, to ensure that the foundation lives on after the former president’s death.

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Presidents Clinton and Carter have set the bar awfully high for former presidents. I applaud their work and trust Hillary will one day join that small club.
As for her contribution to the deaths in Benghazi, I would not be inclined to send her anything!
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12/27/2013 4:52 PM GMT+0200
Read below about Benghazi and you just might learn something. Benghazi is really been politicalized. Perhaps a few truths would be of interest.
1. Benghazi was not a Embassy or ConsuIate it was a CIA mission station. Which had some state department people in it at the time of the attack.
2. Additional security was never requested by anyone for Benghazi. It was requested for the Tripoli Embassy.
3. The military was ask for help and had none in the area to provide assistance.
4. the what”difference does it make” comment was not about the attack it was about the pretense of one congressman of pushing about the comments 3 days later on television by a person net even involved.
5. Although tragic the loss of the four lives was not really preventable short of them not going to Benghazi. Keep in mind that more people than that escaped that night and were helped by Benghazi residents.Unless you want to send a battalion with every Ambassador’s trip……

motorcycle mike
Got to “keep the Foundation Liquid for Chelsea” to live in a $10 million Flat in NY City !
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This country need fresh, Clintons may be on the side of good but are totally contaminated with the Washington / Wall Street circle of corruption. We need a breath of fresh air from the hearland that can begin to clean up the cesspool.

Clintons can do good, great things maybe, outside of government

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“Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will personally match every tax-deductible donation collected between now and Dec. 31, dollar-for-dollar.”

Of course he will..

He left the White House broke, and in debt and now he’s worth 100 million..
There’s certainly gold in them thar ‘charities’

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Yes, Bill now has the bucks. Its been a lucrative ex-Presidency. Lots of business persons out there were grateful for his stewardship while he was in office. Who would have thunk it. A few speeches, a few books, honoraria and such. What a role model for the younger Dems. They can be billionaires too, once they leave office, that is.
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Inspector Clouseau
Nice deal.
I’ll give you my bank coordinates and I will match whatever you contribute to the ’cause’. For sure
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personally she should apply for ambassador to Egypt. They’d love to have her there, and she could clear up the warrant for her arrest there.
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I think that the inevitability of a Hillary Clinton presidency will turn out to have been grossly overestimated. Not saying that it definitely won’t happen, but it won’t be a cakewalk.
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12/24/2013 9:10 PM GMT+0200
It will depend on the Republican’s ability to not turn their nomination into a clown show. And that will depend on whether the clownish ones run or not.
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12/24/2013 9:24 PM GMT+0200
I don’t think that the Republicans can avoid turning their nomination contest into a clown show. It is the clowns that attract attention and, unfortunately, spikes in polling popularity. Witness the last contest when you had, alternatively, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, etc. all leading at one point during the contest. All were people who, if nominated, would have seen the Republicans routed at the polls.

The clown show is about to repeat itself again in 2016 with the possibility of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, etc., all seriously considering runs for the presidency and all capable of rousing the least-informed, least-educated supporters of the Republican Party into supporting them. The problem with the Republican Party is that too many of its supporters fit that category which is why we will once again be treated to a narcissistic clown show.

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12/26/2013 2:19 AM GMT+0200
As if obama got elected by an educated electorate…..
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Fundraising for Hillary should be EASY. Just regale the crowds with stories about her dodging sniper fire in Bosnia! Combat stories NEVER get old!!
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12/26/2013 3:33 AM GMT+0200
And exhibit that blue dress….
North Carolina is “All-In” for Hillary Clinton in 2016, the first woman President of the United States, and a true and dedicated leader. We agree, It Matters!
12/25/2013 12:15 PM GMT+0200
Enlighten us davey….give us your definition of “leadership.” The creature you reference has no qualities recognizable as leadership applying even the lenient standard.
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Descartes: Thought Exists, ….therefore. I Exist

English: Descartes idea of perception

English: Descartes idea of perception (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Discourses Model 2011 (Photo credit: ecolabs)

Diagram from one of René Descartes' works.

Diagram from one of René Descartes’ works. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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English: Queen Christina of Sweden (left) and René Descartes (right). Detail from René Descartes i samtal med Sveriges drottning, Kristina. Español: Descartes en la Corte de la reina Cristina de Suecia (detalle), Pierre Louis Dumesnil. Museo nacional de Versailles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Portrait of René Descartes, dubbed the “Father of Modern Philosophy”, after Frans Hals c. 1648 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Descartes Principles of Philosophy 2

Descartes Principles of Philosophy 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Statue of René Descartes with his famous statement: “Cogito ergo sum”. The statue is placed in Anatole France square, Tours, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

René Descartes at work

René Descartes at work (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Discourse on Method by René Descartes

Discourse on Method by René Descartes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The illustration of movement of objects from the Principles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In his Discourse on the Method, he attempts to arrive at a fundamental set of principles that one can know as true without any doubt. To achieve this, he employs a method called hyperbolical/metaphysical doubt, also sometimes referred to as methodological skepticism: he rejects any ideas that can be doubted, and then reestablishes them in order to acquire a firm foundation for genuine knowledge.[

Initially, Descartes arrives at only a single principle: thought exists. Thought cannot be separated from me, therefore, I exist (Discourse on the Method and Principles of Philosophy). Most famously, this is known as cogito ergo sum (English: “I think, therefore I am”). Therefore, Descartes concluded, if he doubted, then something or someone must be doing the doubting, therefore the very fact that he doubted proved his existence. “The simple meaning of the phrase is that if one is sceptical of existence, that is in and of itself proof that he does exist.”
Doubt is a key world . We have to do our own experience!
“Several years have now elapsed since I first became aware that I had accepted, even from my youth, many false opinions for true, and that consequently what I afterward based on such principles was highly doubtful; and from that time I was convinced of the necessity of undertaking once in my life to rid myself of all the opinions I had adopted, and of commencing anew the work of building from the foundation…”

— René Descartes , Meditation I, 1641