Today we’ll take a look at some more.
I read a lot, and that’s why I think it’s important we discuss books a bit on this site.
I’ll do that by profiling some books I’m reading or have read or want to read.
And remember – the books profiled here are books I get from the library, often using inter-library loans.
If I can get ‘em at no cost, so can you. That’s what libraries are for.
Alright, let’s get to the books.
I’d like to start with some books about Hillary.
The first one is Partners in Crime: The Clintons’ Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit.
It was written by Jerome Corsi and came out in August 2016.
I’m currently reading this book and I’m 140 pages through it’s 270 pages of text.
It’s longer – 336 pages – but there’s a lot of notes and you also get all the addresses of the states’ attorney generals.
So you can tell them to file a formal complaint against the Clinton Foundation “until a competent law enforcement agency in the state can investigate” what was brought up in the book.
Corsi recommends people like Montana’s attorney general Tim Fox take action because “federal authorities in the Obama Department of Justice and the IRS may, for political reasons, decline to investigate and rigorously prosecute the Clintons.”
Perhaps now would be the time to mention that Corsi has worked at WND.com since 2004.
Many Democrats will immediately pounce on that site and it’s ‘questionable’ stories to say that Corsi has no credibility…never mind the PhD in political science he got from Harvard in 1972.
Anyways, if you have a Hillary sign in your yard you probably won’t be interested in this book.
For those that are interested, my…there’s almost too much.
I particularly like the section on how the Clinton Health Initiative defrauded HIV/AIDS patients with their scam to enrich themselves.
For instance, in 2013 UNITAID gave the Clinton Health Initiative $12 million and that was diverted by the Clintons and not reported.
There are lots of incidents like that, with funds disappearing, likely into the WJC offshore accounts that Bill set up.
You’ll get a lot of information on how Chelsea came into the Clinton Foundation and pretty much took over, kicking a lot of old hands out.
There’s lots of information on shady uranium deals and how Bill profited off these through his lecture circuit paid speeches.
What I also liked about this book was that right away we dispel the fallacy that the Clintons left the White House broke.
Corsi details why the Clintons were broke: Bill had racked-up $10.6 million in debt from defending himself over Whitewater and Monica.
So that’s why they were broke, greed and lust.
We’re then told that Hillary got an $8 million advance on her biography in December 2000…several weeks before leaving the White House.
That same month they bought a “seven bedroom house” along Embassy Road in D.C. for $2.8 million, of which $855,000 was put down.
They’d also bought the house in Chappaqua in 1999 for $1.7 million.
Corsi reminds us that much of their debt would never have come about “if Bill Clinton had remained faithful to his wife.”
I like this book and plan to finish it this week. If you think something’s shady about the Clintons, I suggest you get a copy of this book yourself.
Another good book about the Clintons and their foundation is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.
The book was written by Peter Schweizer and it came out in May 2015.
It’s 256 pages and so far I’m only up to page 60 on it, mainly because I skipped over to the newer Corsi book that we just discussed.
I have to say, Corsi borrows heavily from this book and you’ll read the same kinds of things – shady uranium deals that profited the Clinton Foundation after Hillary made rulings on them at the State Department.
It’s just more of the same: tons of criminal activity and enrichment schemes – often profiting cronies as well – that made the Clintons tons of money and had them jet-setting all over the world.
I’m actually sick of reading of these people. Perhaps it’ll be good if Hillary does win – she might finally convince Americans that a third party is needed.
Until then, get your Clinton corruption fix in this great accounting of their crimes.
Another organization that’s been committing crimes – though not just for years, but centuries – is the Catholic Church.
We’re primarily talking about the Vatican and you’ll get a detailed financial history of them in God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican.
Gerald Posner wrote it in 2015 and the book is large, coming in at 752 pages.
I’ve only read the first 6 chapters of it so far, which takes me up to about page 60 and the beginning of WWII.
Before that we learned about the indulgence system back in the 1400s, how this led to the Reformation and the birth of Lutheranism, and then the breakdown and growing indebtedness of the church as it lost followers, lost ground, and eventually lost its land as the Italian City States expanded and eventually unified in 1861.
You get all of that in the first 20 pages, and I like that, because anything more might be too boring.
I love how the author profiled the Rothschild banking influence as well. We learn of the massive loans the church asked for and got, and how this forced them to soften their stance on Jewish ghettoes.
In that regard, it was good for the world. The church, however, only got deeper into debt.
The book’s main focus is on the 20th-century, primarily the discord of WWII and how the church profited from this, as well as the upheavals in the 60s and 70s with the quick transition of popes.
It goes right up to modern times and I look forward to reading more of this book.
Rest easy as well – it’s only got about 500 pages of text, the last 250 or so are notes.
If you’re interested in the darker side of the church, or how things really run (follow the money, right?) then this book is for you.
The final book we’ll look at today is a book I read a couple months ago called So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812-1848.
It was written by Will Bagley and came out in 2010. It’s 544 pages, though like most hardcover history books, a good hundred or so of those pages are made up of notes.
I really liked this book because we get the earliest look at the journey Americans made westward, and why.
Many went because they had nothing else to do, others went for the adventure, the opportunity, or the prospects at making a decent living, getting a piece of that American Dream.
It was a hard trek and we see the politics around it as well as most of the action on the ground, the routes people took, and how they died when things went bad.
I feel that most Americans don’t know much about the years 1810 to 1860, and this book will fill in many of those gaps.
When I read interviews with rich and famous people, they almost always read. The successful business types mostly read history and biography.
If you want to improve your lot in life, you’ll have to read too.
Maybe that’s not important – if you’re stuck in a 25-year career with little room for advancement, perhaps the TV is a better choice each night.
If you still hold out hope that you can improve your situation, however, then books are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to do it.
Most people just don’t read, however.
We know from Pew Research that 28% of Americans didn’t even read a single book last year.
Those that do read usually go through 4 to 12 books a year.
That’s not much.
I’ve read 38 books this year so far and since I graduated college in 2008 I’ve read more than 450.
That’s probably why you read this blog – because I read and can impart useful information because of it.
So thanks for reading, and keep it up.