Binyamin Netanyahu is Sheldon Adelson’s puppet

By: Saturday March 7, 2015 2:30 pm

There is a lot of talk about Binyamin Netanyahu these days, but Bibi is just a figurehead, the real operator in this whole story is the American casino billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, who is going about proving beyond any reasonable doubt (if anybody still doubted it) that the American political system is for sale. In fact, he has been doing the same thing in Israel.

Since in his mind, Israel and the USA seem to be of one flesh, it might be interesting to visit Sheldon Adelson’s view of democracy in Israel:

 

Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson Discuss 2016 Election and Ensuring US Support for Israel

By: Monday November 10, 2014 3:53 pm

Two billionaires – one aligned with the Democratic Party, one aligned with the Republican Party – had a surprisingly frank discussion Sunday before the Israeli-American Council. The billionaires, Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, support different parties but both agree that the US must be closely aligned with Israel and feel President Obama has not done enough.

Billionaire Haim Saban has been a major supporter of the Democratic Party and is expected to be one of Hillary Clinton’s patrons should she decide to run for president in 2016. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is a major supporter of the Republican Party and played a significant role in the 2012 Republican Party presidential primary and is expected to do so again this cycle.

First Ad Released for Medical Marijuana Campaign in Florida

By: Monday September 29, 2014 12:43 pm

The fight over Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, has surprisingly become one of the most hotly contested marijuana related ballot initiatives, thanks is large part to conservative mega-donor Sheldon Adelson spending millions against it and the unusual rules governing Florida’s initiative process.

“No major medical organization has come out in support of medical marijuana” says Florida opponent. Oh really?

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 11:20 am

Jessica Spencer, director of the well-funded Vote No on 2 campaign opposing legalization of medical marijuana may have Sheldon Adelson’s millions on her side, but apparently not the facts.

Florida resident Cathy Jordan was diagnosed with Amyoltrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 1986 and given 5 years to live. She claims credits smoking marijuana for the fact that she is still alive today.

Spencer, however, isn’t buying it. “No major medical organization has come out in support of medical marijuana” she says.

Sheldon Adelson Bankrolls Florida Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign With $2.5 Million Donation

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 9:20 am

Sheldon Adelson, billionare Las Vegas mogul and veteran of the Scissor Sheldon campaign, has decided to take a stand against medical marijuana in Florida — an issue that has 70% support among likely Florida voters in the November election.

Late Night: Peas in a Pod

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 8:00 pm

I just finished reading Max Blumenthal’s deeply unsettling book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, and I can certainly understand the frothing response it received from the Isreal-First crowd when it was released last year.

The Neocon Money Machine

By: Friday April 18, 2014 3:45 pm

In 2003 writer Eli Lake declared that the neoconservatives were the “most influential wing in the current administration,” and that those empowered neoconservatives were chiefly responsible for the expedited time table to launch what would become the disastrous Iraq War. A war that would, among other things, bring Barack Obama to power as the American public near-universally rejected not just the blunders and false promises that sold the war, but the ideology underpinning it. Americans no longer saw trying to bring “democracy” by the barrel of a gun to every corner of the world as a good idea, let alone a duty worth killing and dying for.

Sheldon Adelson To Use Campaign Contributions To Go After Online Competitors

By: Monday November 18, 2013 6:45 am

Casino baron Sheldon Adelson, a walking indictment of the Citizens United ruling, has decided to use his billions to influence government officials to crackdown on internet gambling. Adelson had previously come to the public’s attention by spending hundreds of millions of dollars against President Obama in 2012 using, among other things, Super PACs.

Late Night: Sheldon Adelson Wants Obama to Nuke Tehran, Yeshiva U Students Applaud

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:00 pm

What would the media response have been had a prominent American Muslim been able to draw such applause from a university audience for recommending using a thermonuclear weapon on Tel Aviv?

Sheldon Adelson Admits to Bribing Foreign Officials

By: Monday March 4, 2013 6:53 am

Las Vegas Sands Corporation, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in an SEC filing that it likely broke the law by violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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