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By Diane Kepus
October 17, 2015
It never ceases to amaze me how the American people are so lazy that they are willing to leave the digging up of the truth regarding those who want to preside over our country, their state or local government to others. Are they telling you the truth?
The things I have learned about Carly Fiorina over the years is out there for any American to find. Someone said the Democrats are “terrified” of Fiorina – every American should be no matter their party affiliation if any.
Not only is Carly friends with the likes of Khalid al-Mansour, she believes in and uses the Hegelian Dialect on a regular basis, fully supporting Global Warming
There appears to be an agreed upon, behind the scenes play going on between Carly Fiorina and the Clintons. Recently in speeches and media interviews Fiorina has attacked the Clinton Family Foundation for lack of transparency and accepting funds from foreign governments. She states Hillary is not "trustworthy" on a video on her website www.readytoBeatHillary.com
But something is amiss here as Fiorina had until recently a very friendly relationship with the Clinton's even using Hillary's help in getting funds for her charitable drive in 2008 called the One Woman Initiative, targeting women’s empowerment groups, mostly in Muslim countries. According to the organization, she set it up with help from the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development and then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
It took about a year to raise the money. By the time the approximately $500,000 in grants was released in June 2009, President Obama was in the White House and Clinton was Secretary of State. The initiatives included a micro-finance program in Pakistan, a conflict-resolution program in the Philippines and an economic development program in India.
The initiative aimed to distribute grants with the help of corporate sponsors, and with support from the Department of State and USAID. The agencies also declined to comment on the initiative. Always secrets!
Carly is the board chairman of Good360, a Virginia-based group that connects companies who want to donate goods with charities that need them. Hilton Worldwide made that program a Clinton Global Initiative commitment in 2013.
Fiorina also is on the advisory board of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a group that wants to open a center celebrating inventors and entrepreneurs on the National Mall in Washington. That too was announced as a Clinton initiative commitment in 2013. But the plans have stalled, in part because the Smithsonian decided it couldn’t devote resources to the project, said Philip Auerswald, the group’s board chairman.
So what does all this mean - either there is a backdoor deal between Fiorina and the Clinton's or Carly just had a major revelation as to who and what Hillary Clinton is. Hum!
We certainly have known what Hillary is since she was part of the Watergateinquiry staff and she falsified information in her reports while working on the Watergate case. She was fired by Jerry Zeifman (D), counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee and he refused to give her a letter of recommendation.
2014 Clinton Global Initiative – An Initiative of the Clinton Foundation
And much, much more information for it is “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie."
And much, much more information for it is “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie."
1. It seems Carly Fiorina is not who she portrays herself to be. Inquiring minds should be asking Carly to describe her long-term relationship with Dr. Khalid al-Mansour—aka Don Warden, Black Panther puppet master, Saudi Royal front-man and Obama education financier. Fiorina sits on the Board of the African Leadership Academy with al-Mansour. (JB Williams, NALC, June 1, 2010)
2. Carly, while Americans were still flying their American flags on their cars after 9-11, during a speech on technology she applauded Islam stating “Islamic Civilization was the Greatest in the World" leaving out anyone else who might have played a part in bringing us all to a modern civilization. Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them "a civilization that was the greatest in the world." She failed to recognize the long murderous track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In her speech Fiorina lauded the contributions of ancient Islamic civilization to modern American society, saying that the "gifts [of Muslim civilizations] are very much a part of our heritage." In fact, understanding that we are a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decides to praise the culture that spawned them. You can read the whole speech here.
"So, Fiorina has promoted lies from an anti-Christian religion and culture. Is this really the kind of person conservatives, let alone Christians, should be getting behind? If she does this with Islam and history, what do you think her mindset would be when it comes to the Constitution?" Tim Brown’s full article is on Freedom Outpost.
If you believe she feels any differently today, than I urge you to listen to this.
3. Carly Fiorina (Cara Carleton Sneed) sits on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, which has observer status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. (World Economic Forum, January 2004, Davos, Switzerland). Congressional support for global governance will not wane on Carly’s watch. Agenda 21 and “sustainable development” are the new buzz words for “global socialism” through global governance and Carly sits on the Foundation Board of the mother ship. (JB Williams, NALC June 1, 2010) You may read her speech here.
(Fiorina believes Global warming is a problem, and it will be private industry, innovation, and inventions that solve the problem.)
4. This is part of a speech Carly gave in 2001 at the Progressive & Freedom Foundation Summit in Aspen, CO stating she uses the Hegelian Dialect every day. At this Summit she “hailed” the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s dialectic process, elaborating re: her devotion to the idea of the Hegelian Dialectic as a tool for decision making. She suggested the synthesis of the status of schools to be “charter schools.”
"If we want to educate our children let us make sure that every parent has a choice and a chance to educate their children ".
"Let me tackle just one dimension of the debate: The private versus public school debate — free access for all versus a free-market voucher-driven system. The thesis on the table is: Keep the system the way it is — a vast system of public schools, some with strong performance, but many that are able to achieve only the lowest common denominator. The antithesis: Let competition reign, give all students vouchers, and let the strongest schools prosper — and the weakest ones perish.
If we could invoke (19th century German philosopher) Hegel, he’d help us find a synthesis: Perhaps a view that decisively bolsters the public schools system we have, but at the same time fosters more innovation and leadership through charter public schools. And to further fuel innovation, he might suggest a voucher program for the areas, or neighborhoods, or student populations most in need. In this case, the synthesis we hope, would be far more than just a compromise — it allows us to build on the best of what we have, but instills new responsibility and accountability to the system as well".
"It is in that same way that we might find synthesis of the debate between the thesis that says the primary purpose of education is to teach the fundamentals: reading, writing, job skills, and technological literacy. And the antithesis: Schools are about providing food for the soul — the literature, arts, music, and language education that emphasizes seeing connections and gaining perspective. The fact is: We must have leaders who are both technically skilled and holistic in their approach, fiercely analytical and humanistic, smart business people (?) and passionate advocates of corporate citizenship. Our challenge as policymakers is to dispel the myth of “either/or” — and find an elegant way to get to.” (My friend Mary Thompson shared an article with me that she wrote titled“Hegelian Dialectic on the Right” and you can find it in whole at the link October 10, 2013 NewsWithViews.com).
Fiorina graduated college with a degree in philosophy. Would you honestly trust someone who professes to use the immoral thought process of the Hegelian Dialect to be the headmaster in the White House?
5. Fiorina obviously supports Charter schools and Vouchers by the words from her very own mouth - another train wreck to our children's futures remembering Charter schools are still public schools and funded with public tax money. The difference is in the fact they do not have to report to the local school boards as the regular public schools do, most state legislation regarding their operation etc., is much more lenient than for others, the involvement of corporations managing your children’s education and bottom line – Charter schools are taxation without representation!
6. Loyalty was not among her high priorities according to the book, "Backfire." While at HP, she traded with Iran in violation of U.S. trade sanctions by using a foreign entity. She has even praised and worked with Jew hater - Jesse Jackson. Rights-right and wrong is wrong no matter how you split the hairs.
7. Her biggest achievement was in becoming the first woman to run Hewlett-Packard, which is widely regarded as a disaster being referred to as 'Fiorina's Folly' by many. Fiorina was fired three years after the merger with Compaq because she was better at selling an idea than running a really big company.
Fiorina was HP's CEO from 1999 to 2005, following Lewis Platt. Prior to that, she was a rising star at telecom equipment maker Lucent, where she led corporate operations when Lucent spun off from AT&T and then rose to become a top president there.
Buying Compaq over the strong objections of some HP board members has been called a move that was not in her best interest. Fiorina is probably best known for leading HP into a very bitter and public board-level fight over the acquisition of Compaq. She wanted to buy the big PC rival and turn HP into the biggest PC maker. A faction of the board, led by Walter Hewlett (son of internally revered company co-founder William Hewlett), opposed the buy and launched a proxy fight.
Hewlett's point was simple: Just maybe it's a really bad idea to double down on a low-margin business like PCs. Fiorina won the proxy fight, and HP bought Compaq for about $19 billion in 2002.
But the integration of Compaq into HP was never smooth. Key Compaq executives reporting to Fiorina left or were ousted. And Fiorina angered many employees with massive layoffs right after the acquisition, cutting 15,000 HP jobs, making the workers who lost their jobs train their overseas replacements. (Sounds like Disney - I guess that is the corporate way these days) During her tenure, HP's stock lost more than half its value. Fiorina became the leading American CEO for firing workers of which at the time of her firing in 2005, she had fired over 33K HP workers.
She shipped American jobs to both India and China according to the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. Fiorina cut worker’s salaries by $130 million while collecting $90 million for herself according to the book, "Greed and Good." While other CEO's during the dot.com crisis took pay cuts, Carly Fiorina took a231% raise for herself jumping from $1.2M in 2001 to $4.1M in 2002.
8. Depending on where you find a statement regarding education, one minute Fiorina was totally in favor of NCLB and in another article states she never approved of it. As some of the other candidates running for president have done, she is trying to distance herself from anything she has ever said about NCLB, Race To The Top or Common Core. Not that easy Ms. Fiorina - During Obama's Race To The Top push, her campaign noted the administration was "putting into place some critically important accountability measures” and “helping improve our education system”. Under this heading, she also praised the affiliated “internationally benchmarked standards and assessments” as well as “robust data systems” which have now come under heavy criticism for infringement on student privacy.
Alyson Klein of Education Week from an interview noted that Fiorina had thought “No Child Left Behind helped us set a high bar for our students…”
“I don't think Common Core is a good idea. I don't support it” Carly stated in January, 2015. Now she states she is against the federal intrusion in education (which has been in place for years). Listening to her explanations, it looks like she is either not very well informed on education given California is now in full educational crisis setting the turn for America or she is just another politician who goes with the tides of change when convenient.
9. May, 2015 , Fiorina and five other Republican presidential candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry—had a private audition in front of the country's most influential conservatives at theCouncil for National Policy event — a secretive nonprofit group populated by hundreds of right-wing activists and donors.
10. Fiorina was an economic adviser to Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. McCain also asked her to help with Palin - they ended up never meeting. Fiorina found out what can happen if you might make a "Washington gaffe". On a St. Louis radio show she stated Sara Palin was not qualified to even run HP let alone be VP, but then neither were Obama or McCain. She was removed as the campaign surrogate.
11. Staunchly anti-abortion.
12. She was named vice chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2011.
13. Carly worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger's transition team when he was elected governor and as with Fiorina, most are not sure if he/she is a republican or democrat.
14. "According to www.capoliticalnews.com, records showed that Carly Fiorina ‘s Foundation has never registered with the IRS or the state Attorney General’s Charitable Trust division which tax exempt charities are required to do."
15. Fiorina, is marketing herself as a pragmatic, fiscally responsible businesswoman—the only GOP candidate who knows, as she says, "how the economy actually works. Yet this supposedly economically responsible woman took 4 years to pay off her 2010 campaign debt of $486,418, paying the debts just prior to jumping into the presidential race. Before then, she had repaid less than $50,000 total since the campaign ended according to Federal Election Commission reports. Party insiders have criticized her for taking more than four years to repay the funds, and some pointed out that she did so only after increasing her media exposure in advance of a potential presidential run.
Fiorina and her husband Frank bought a $6.1 million house in northern Virginia before paying off her debt. An un-named fellow politician stated, “For someone who is as wealthy as she is to still have debt, it’s outrageous.” Carly backed up her reasons for not having made the payments sooner to Hillary Clinton having taken 4 years to pay back 6 Million. Latest figures estimate the couples wealth to be approx. $58 million.
Those working for Fiorina’s current campaign might do well to get signed, notarized commitments for “payment of services” or their money “up front”. As of the December, 2014 date she still owed: $60,000 to former campaign manager Marty Wilson, who now works for the California Chamber of Commerce and $20,000 to his former communications firm. She shorted campaign counsel Ben Ginsberg, formerly of Patton Boggs, to the tune of $44,000; owes $3,750 to a former press secretary; $5,000 to another communications aide and $7,500 to her political director. She stiffed political consultant Joe Shumate, who died in 2010, to the tune of $30,000. (Yes, she stiffed a stiff – even though she lauded Shumate as a “trusted adviser and friend” upon his death.)
Shumate put “his heart and soul into her campaign by all accounts and I would hope that Carly Fiorina would pay his widow the money that was owed him at the time of his death,” fellow creditor and GOP strategist John Allan Peschong stated.
When HP fired Fiorina, she walked away with a $21 million golden handshake. But when Fiorina lost the Senate race, some of her employees didn’t get a handshake, but a finger. Carly’s failure to settle with her creditors these past four years speaks volumes.
According to her campaign report, Fiorina paid back to herself $1 million of the $6.8 million she had lent her campaign on the day before the election. (After the election, win or lose, a candidate cannot get back most loan money.) If Fiorina had not repaid herself that $1M, her campaign coffers would have had enough money to discharge all of the campaign’s debts.
It takes a certain kind of brass to not pay off your political operatives and then set up shop to run for the highest office in the land. Not much different than Hillary trying to convince America she and Bill left the W.H. broke.
John Cross, Fiorina’s 2010 operations director addressed the debt issue by stating, “People are just upset and angry and throwing her under the bus, if we didn’t win, why do you deserve to get paid? If you don’t succeed in business, you shouldn’t be the first one to step up and complain about getting paid.”
16. Fiorina has stated numerous times that America "should be indebted" to the Islamic civilization who’s supposed "gifts are very much a part of America's heritage".
17. Fiorina is a long-time supporter of the H1B visa program and its expansion stating in an article in the Wall Street Journal, “that while America is the most innovative country, it would not remain so if the country were to "run away from the reality of the global economy." This program is responsible for taking hundreds of American jobs away from our citizens in favor of paying lower ways to foreigners.
18. Even in her firing, Fiorina collected $42 million in her "golden parachute," and $50,000 for career counseling. She also received a $200,000 a year pension. Fiorina is rated one of the worst CEOs in history along with Ken Lay of Enron.
19. Evidently American loyalty is different for different people in that Fiorina has only voted in 5 of the previous 18 elections chiding those who didn’t vote in her 2010 race.
IS THIS WHO YOU WANT SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Finally, as of October, 2015, the “I can’t decide if I am Republican or Democrat” Koch Brothers have decided to back the multi-millionaire Fiorina. The endorsement came through Freedom Partners, a political organization used by the Koch Brothers and other conservative donors to skirt FEC disclosure rules. Hiding behind Super PACs and Dark Money has proven to be decisive way to “hide” in recent campaigns. Just more deep, dark secrets!