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(WorldNetDaily)   World Net Daily crows about how they committed fraud by donating to Obama's campaign under the false name "Osama Bin Laden". Oh, and they donated money to Obama's campaign, too. Looks like they didn't think their cunning plan through at all   (wnd.com) divider line 82
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2012-10-30 09:33:25 AM
8 votes:
So let me get this straight, they're saying that if the donation is done out of the country (even if the address used for credit card verification is US), it's foreign money?

Given their scenario, they're saying no American citizen should be able to donate to a campaign from outside of the country. Wonder who would do that? Military members maybe? Yeah that's a great idea, WND, you should come out and say you don't want any American living abroad to be able to donate to a campaign back home.

/idiots
2012-10-30 09:27:57 AM
7 votes:
1. you gave money to Obama

2. you reminded people Osama is dead and Obama "got er done".

3. you pointed out the dangerous prospect of money coming from bad sources is not only totally legit but anonymous thanks to the GOP and their partisan SCOTUS
2012-10-30 11:25:22 AM
6 votes:
Kangaroo_Ralph:

"Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol
Wha'ts a Pakistani Internet Protocol? - Do they mean an ip address assigned to a Pakistan location?
WND cant even get their terminology straight, and last I checked Pakistan is still considered a friendly nation (despite some internal disagreements) so a transaction from their is no different than from a military base in Afganistan or the Embassy in Iraq.

and proxy server,

I read your post thru a proxy called Fark, which serves as a message aggregator. I can't tell what ip address you were using to post the comment I an responding to. Which also brings the question, how does what Pakistani ip address you are using even show if your going thru a proxy server?
If the proxy gives an ip that is valid for the country it is being used in, is not otherwise blocked or flagged as a suspected web site, and is not itself being used in a cyber-attack; why wouldn't it be accepted?

a disposable credit card
Did it have a valid credit card number? Did WND put funds on the card before using it? Was the
transaction validated by the credit processor? If not then WND also commited credit card fraud on top of wire fraud.

and a fake address,
With a valid Zip Code, which isn't even checked if the transaction is below a specific amount from a regular credit card. And usually has no zip code to match against on a gift card.

"Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign."

If they had chosen "Ronald Reagan" or "Anonymous" it's still irrelevant. They admit above they used a disposable credit card. There is no name attached to a disposable card, just an amount of money that can be charged against until that pool of money runs out.


All three of those factors would have disqualified the donation (or at least raised a red flag) for most campaigns because they have safeguards in place. But the Obama campaign labels the donor as a volunteer, and continues to ask for additional donations. 

None of those factors would have disqualified the donation. They don't apply to a pre-paid credit card that is verified as having been purchased in the U.S. (by the company the card was bought from and the credit card processor)

What was the Romney campaigns response to the same donation amount from the same card?
Would it be better if the name given had been "Koch" or "Adelson" when giving an otherwise anonymous donation? Why not just give the money to one of the SuperPACs, where they don't have to disclose anything?

Do you think this is the only fraudulent or illegal donation that has been given to the Obama campaign?

Please explain how this was a fraudulent or illegal donation, given that:
1. It was made using a legally purchased credit card, and both campaigns have to use the same method of verification, which relies on a verified third party company to confirm the transaction?

2. Donations directly to a candidate are subject to monitoring under campaign finance laws, but donations to political action committees are not. Which would be easier to donate foreign money to?

3. Who would be stupid enough to spoof a donation to a politician using a traceable credit card?
(Yes, more difficult since it is pre-paid, but the location it was bought at an the amount of "credit" purchased is tracked and can be used in an investigation, especially if the card is used for more
than a single purchase).

4. Do you think campaigns should block ip addresses assigned to proxy servers?

Does it even matter to you? Would $1 billion in $199 increments from terrorists bother you?

It matters that you sound like you would rather believe the article as given rather than think about why their claims don't make sense, don't matter because of the way they went about doing the donation, and don't hold up to reality

Why would a terrorist organization want to make Visa (for instance) fifty million dollars richer by buying or using enough from pre-paid cards to make a billion dollars in payments at $200 apiece?

Ask yourself why Obama doesn't employ the same safeguards as other campaigns.

Ask yourself why you believe that they don't.


Or just stop thinking. It doesn't seem to be doing you any good.


Maybe you should start thinking. It helps cut thru the BS.
2012-10-30 09:28:44 AM
6 votes:
Thank you for your donations, WND.

Federal law requires Obama for America to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle. Even though you may be contributing less than $200 this election cycle, we still request that you provide us this information when donating online.

They made their best effort. You just lied.

You're just a troll who has donated twice to the campaign of a man you detest.

Well played.
Xai
2012-10-30 10:08:27 AM
5 votes:
I don't understand why donating $15 under a false name is an issue when it seems totally acceptable to donate $5m through anonymous corporations set up specifically for that purpose.
2012-10-30 01:03:16 AM
5 votes:
Why wouldn't Obama take the donation? He already knows the dangerous Osama Bin Laden is dead.
2012-10-30 12:13:51 PM
4 votes:
I just donated 1 dollar to the Mitt Romney campaing while being located in Bogota, Colombia, with a Colombian credit card:

i220.photobucket.com

So yeah, Romney has no such bullshiat in place. Thank you, have a good day.
2012-10-30 05:54:38 AM
4 votes:

Slaxl: From the comments:

Drew Gasaway
Everything about binladens death is suspect including that no one alive saw his body and how the seal team members died right after the raid.

Wait, now there's some conspiracy theory that all the Seal team members were bumped off after the raid? That would have to be the worst conspiracy theory ever, as one has written a book... and i'm sure a quick Googling could answer for the others.


There was a helicopter crash that killed a number of SEALs not long after the bin Laden raid. The U.S. military has REPEATEDLY stated that they were from a different SEAL platoon than the guys who killed OBL.

That's probably what this idiot is thinking of.
2012-10-30 10:10:09 AM
3 votes:

Xai: I don't understand why donating $15 under a false name is an issue when it seems totally acceptable to donate $5m through anonymous corporations set up specifically for that purpose.


Or the Church of Latter Day Saints which is not only breaking the law by contributing to the Romney campaign, he's using it as a tax loophole to profit.
2012-10-30 09:50:08 AM
3 votes:

Leeds: Truth be told, this is small peanuts compared to previous fraud by the DNC.

Remember Johnny Chung, the guy who went to jail for funneling $366,000.00 from the Chinese military into Bill Clinton's election campaign? (In that case, the democrats did give the money back to the Chinese government after Chung went to jail for this.)

In short, I'm not concerned about a foreign national spending $5 or $10 on a campaign. It's illegal and it should be stopped, but it's not the end of the world. But when a foreign government does it, I get very concerned.




You said concern twice.

How concerned are you over the billions being funneled to the campaigns by a small number of powerful business interests? Any concern there or do only get concerned about small special interest spending?
2012-10-30 09:36:46 AM
3 votes:
WND: "Sweet Jesus we are farking assholes! WHY DOESN'T OBAMA STOP OUR ASSHOLERY?!"
2012-10-30 09:34:36 AM
3 votes:
Michael Czin, an Obama campaign spokesman, told the Post that FEC data was the result of "a minor technical error."

"All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified," Czin said.

However, if all zip codes are real, Czin has some explaining to do after the "Bin Laden" donation from a zip code based on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.


Earlier in TFA:

In the case of this donation, the 91101 zip code is real but corresponds to Pasadena, Calif., and not Abbottabad, the Pakistani city in which bin Laden was found holed up in a compound.

:facepalm:

"If all zip codes are real, then why did you accept this donation from a real zip code? NAILED YOU."
2012-10-30 09:24:41 AM
3 votes:
Who committed the real fraud? They clicked a button swearing that they were a US citizen and that they were from California. They make it seem like a real human would read over the address and see if that part was real.
2012-10-30 09:00:55 AM
3 votes:
As i said in the red lit thread: All shiat like this does is take what should be a legitimate question to ask (Should the Obama campaign use address verification?) and make it into a terrible and sensationalized stupid faux scandal.

Not everything is an October surprise, and nobody is dazzled that you can use VPN software, idiot.
2012-10-30 02:14:02 PM
2 votes:
It's almost as if WNDers are demanding some sort of certificate of authenticity for donations to Obama while NOT demanding the same proof for donations to Romney.

/Whar proof of residence and nationality? Whar?
2012-10-30 12:54:39 PM
2 votes:
Contributing campaign money to someone you despise? This is your clever plan?

4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-30 11:34:54 AM
2 votes:

garkola: The blase attitude here is pretty typical of Liberals who are caught violating the law.

Obama's campaign is accepting foreign donations in direct violation of campaign finance laws. WND donated $20 as a test. Who's to say that someone else didn't donate $20k?

WND is saying that the campaign isn't even doing basic filtering of foreign donations (via IP addresses).


Since when is IP address filtering a valid and reasonable method to determine whether someone can donate?

What if you live overseas but are a US citizen? You have to go find a US proxy or simply can't vote?

Speaking of proxies, a US proxy is all that's needed to bypass this filtering.

An IP address is hardly a valid method to determine where someone is located, and it's certainly not a valid method to determine whether they can legally donate.
2012-10-30 11:33:55 AM
2 votes:
Let me see if I get this straight, some right-wingers did something of questionable legality in an attempt to show that the Democrats are breaking the law, and not only failed at proving any wrong-doing on the part of the Dems, managed to help the Dems? Are we sure that the WND isn't run by O'Keefe, because he's an expert at that very thing.
2012-10-30 11:32:48 AM
2 votes:

douchebag/hater: Subby?

It's known as 'Whistle Blowing'. perhaps you've heard of it.

It's when an honest person or organization shows that another organization is breaking law.

For example, when the folks over at Veritas showed that Rep. Moran's son and campaign manager was ready to aid and abet voter fraud.


What about when they tried to wiretap a Senator's office?

Or selectively edited tapes to make them look more incriminating?

Or tried to get a female journalist to go onto a sailboat full of sex toys and restraints for...uh...reasons.

O'Keefe and colleagues were arrested in New Orleans in January 2010 during an attempt to make recordings at the office of United States Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat. His three fellow activists, who were dressed as telephone repairmen when apprehended, included Robert Flanagan, the son of William Flanagan, acting U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The four men were charged with malicious intent to damage the phone system. O'Keefe said he entered Landrieu's office to investigate complaints that she was ignoring phone calls from constituents during the debate over President Barack Obama's health care bill. The charges in the case were reduced from a felony to a single misdemeanor count of entering a federal building under false pretenses. O'Keefe and the others pleaded guilty on May 26. O'Keefe was sentenced to three years' probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine. The other three men received lesser sentences.

Huh. They didn't fight the charges as "journalists," they just plead down to a misdemeanor.

They're practically clones of Woodward and Bernstein.
2012-10-30 11:29:55 AM
2 votes:

Teufelaffe: garkola: Obama's campaign is accepting domestic foreign donations in direct violation of campaign finance laws.

FTFY

Or did you miss the part where they weren't actually foreign nationals donating from Pakistan and the only crime that we know has been committed in this situation is WND's fraud?


I'm not even sure they committed any great fraud - they are American citizens, and contributed to an American election campaign. Their donation was legal - their only fraud is in claiming that the Obama campaign did anything wrong by taking it, and using a fake name.
But as the days to Obama's victory dwindle down, we can expect a lot of this desperate shiat.
They're beaten, and they know it - they're just flailing in rage, now.
2012-10-30 11:28:56 AM
2 votes:

Leeds: jedikinkoid: Leeds: So you think that some Americans chip in too much money into the political system and you propose that the "fix" for this situation is to allow foreigners to buy into our election process too?

So you aren't at all concerned with thinly-veiled bribery on a grand scale as long as it's good ole 'murricans doing it, and you propose that we all join you in a round of goat buggery?

Hey, you're right, Leeds... it IS fun just making up s*** and attributing it to people you disagree with!

This article is about how Obama's donation site is insecure and allows donations from foreigners. But there are so many of you derpers pretending that this illegal activity is less of an issue than legal donations from Americans.

I get it, campaign finance reform is something that we need to revisit as a nation. But that's not what this article is about. This article is about illegal foreign donations being blocked by the Romney website and accepted by the Obama website. Derp all you want but it won't magically change the topic of this thread to be about reforming the campaign finance laws. This thread is about Obama breaking those laws.

PLEASE STOP BEING SO STUPID.


They weren't foreign donations. They were actually from here, PRETENDING to be from Pakistan.

They used a US zip code. Hell, they even admit that before proceeding to ask why the Obama site didn't pick up on their witty use of 91101 (which is Pasadena, CA).

Campaigns are required to use due diligence, but they aren't required to track down every single online donor to verify they aren't a dead terrorist mastermind.

You're upset because WND went through all this trouble to pretend they were journalists, but they did a shiatty job. If they had actually tried with both Romney and Obama's sites, rather than trusting reports that Romney's rejects similar donations, they'd have some claim to legitimacy. But they didn't.
2012-10-30 11:26:37 AM
2 votes:

Teufelaffe: Leeds: This article is about illegal foreign donations being blocked by the Romney website and accepted by the Obama website.

Do you have a citation for that from somewhere other than WND?


This is great. Now a bunch of freepers are scrambling to commit wire fraud against their own candidate.
2012-10-30 11:24:45 AM
2 votes:

Leeds: This article is about illegal foreign donations being blocked by the Romney website and accepted by the Obama website.


Do you have a citation for that from somewhere other than WND?
2012-10-30 11:20:48 AM
2 votes:

garkola: Obama's campaign is accepting domestic foreign donations in direct violation of campaign finance laws.


FTFY

Or did you miss the part where they weren't actually foreign nationals donating from Pakistan and the only crime that we know has been committed in this situation is WND's fraud?
2012-10-30 11:02:52 AM
2 votes:

garkola: Obama's campaign is accepting foreign donations in direct violation of campaign finance laws


Using a small donation that wouldn't raise any screening concerns, also using a legit American zipcode and a proxy, which doesn't disqualify anyone from being an American.
Zma
2012-10-30 10:34:56 AM
2 votes:
This was my first time ever visited WND. Holy shiat people. That's some tinfoil hat crazy. No wonder these people are slamming fast food like it was a suicide attempt. Life must be a very scary place for them.


It looks to like WND is run by people spreading terror to further their own cause. If only there was a word for this . . . we should create a website dedicated to fighting it.
2012-10-30 10:17:05 AM
2 votes:

Leeds: Vegan Meat Popsicle: You said concern twice.

How concerned are you over the billions being funneled to the campaigns by a small number of powerful business interests? Any concern there or do only get concerned about small special interest spending?

Are you suggesting that an American or an American entity spending money on our election is in any way comparable to a foreign government spending money on our election???

Are you trolling, or do you really not understand?



I'm suggesting your faux concern is entirely dishonest and based solely on party politics. But you're right. It's not comparable. The Kochs are a much, much greater threat to democracy than the Chinese military could ever dream of being.
2012-10-30 10:08:43 AM
2 votes:

garkola: Typical leftist hypocrisy. I'm not saying the right doesn't have their hypocrites. They do. But they're not as stupid as the left - they at least know they're being hypocrites.


You had me going until this part. Well done.
2012-10-30 09:50:42 AM
2 votes:
I must have missed the part in the article where WND sent money to the Romney campaign under a false name and had it immediately rejected.

Sure it's probably there somewhere in the back or something.
2012-10-30 09:49:31 AM
2 votes:

uberlemming: Given their scenario, they're saying no American citizen should be able to donate to a campaign from outside of the country. Wonder who would do that? Military members maybe? Yeah that's a great idea, WND, you should come out and say you don't want any American living abroad to be able to donate to a campaign back home.


I'm not in the military, but I am a US citizen who's currently living overseas and has donated to the Obama campaign. I'm sure they think that removing my ability to do that is a great idea; they aren't capable of studying minor details like "Many soldiers lean Republican," they only see "THAT DIRTY LIB OVER THERE GAVE FIFTY BUCKS TO THE NI-*BONG*."
2012-10-30 09:42:52 AM
2 votes:

Kangaroo_Ralph: What's shocking is what the subby and many of you farkers took away from the article.

Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign.

That doesn't bother you in the slightest. Enjoy the koolaid.


Yes. It bothers me that WND is committing wire fraud.
2012-10-30 09:38:38 AM
2 votes:

Kangaroo_Ralph: What's shocking is what the subby and many of you farkers took away from the article.

Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign.

That doesn't bother you in the slightest. Enjoy the koolaid.


I've sat here thinking and thinking trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be outraged about, and I'm stumped. I'm just not seeing it. Help me out here. It's an unsolicited donation. Do you think Obama is going to read down the list and go "That guy? Maybe I should change my policies about him,"? Does the Salvation Army base it's decision making on who throws change in the bucket? Or is 'brown people' just becoming such a conservative boogeyman that you can scare yourselves just by saying it? "And the operator said that the donation was coming from INSIDE THE HOUSEdurkadurkastan."
2012-10-30 09:16:29 AM
2 votes:
Osama Bin Laden is no Weedlord Bonerhitler.
2012-10-30 08:22:33 AM
2 votes:
That was mind-blowingly stupid. When, on occasion, I read a WND article my eyes will roll back in my head and I'll think "That's just dumb", but Aaron Klein has taken stupidity to a new level. People should read it as there is nothing we can say to properly convey just how moronic that article actually was.

I suppose they will now accuse Obama of building the website himself.
2012-10-31 01:42:07 PM
1 votes:

barneyfifesbullet: Meanwhile, subby and many of the farkers here have already sent in many, many links about those evil Koch brothers.


How in the fark would you know, fellow liter?
2012-10-30 04:45:01 PM
1 votes:

Jgok: Why does WND hate our military?


Before being censored and threatened with bodily harm from WND forumgoers, one of them claimed to be serving right now and unable to donate at the time. Maybe for the best.
2012-10-30 04:26:39 PM
1 votes:
Here's the thing that gets me... WND is essentially saying that American citizens traveling abroad for ANY reason should not be allowed to donate to political campaigns. This would include diplomats, businessmen, vacationers, and MILITARY SERVICEMEN.

Why does WND hate our military?
2012-10-30 04:23:13 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: corronchilejano: Leeds: This article is about illegal foreign donations being blocked by the Romney website and accepted by the Obama website. Derp all you want but it won't magically change the topic of this thread to be about reforming the campaign finance laws. This thread is about Obama breaking those laws.

[i220.photobucket.com image 443x415] 

(ps, you can look at my location in my profile)

Upon observing the information that you entered, I do not understand why you believe your test comparable to WorldNetDaily's test. WorldNetDaily used the name of a known terrorist and supplied a ZIP code that, while valid, is a reference to September 11. You supplied the name "NOT A TERRORIST" and a ZIP code that is not a reference to September 11. Clearly, the two submissions are entirely different, and thus establishes proof that President Obama's campaign is willfully accepting money from anti-american foreign agencies while Mr. Mitt Romney's campaign is a beleaguered underdog struggling to attract voters despite their utter refusal to engage in unethical or illegal practices.


authorkristinwallace.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-30 04:20:28 PM
1 votes:

Leeds: Nope. I am talking about the Clinton election and the "1996 financing controversy." The go-between was Johnny Chung and if you read the wikipedia article I linked in this post you will see that it says that the democrats returned the money to the Chinese.


Well they were both part of the 1996 financing controversy, I just missed the part about returning all the money in the Chung scandal as well. Good on the DNC, though there wasn't much choice in the matter. Either way, calling either the "Clinton approach" is a bit ridiculous. Clinton has an approach alright, but the business end of it is a moist cigar.
2012-10-30 03:38:08 PM
1 votes:

Leeds: This article is about illegal foreign donations being blocked by the Romney website and accepted by the Obama website. Derp all you want but it won't magically change the topic of this thread to be about reforming the campaign finance laws. This thread is about Obama breaking those laws.


i220.photobucket.com 

(ps, you can look at my location in my profile)
2012-10-30 01:30:45 PM
1 votes:
OBAMA ACCEPTS 'OSAMA BIN LADEN' DONATIONS

Barack Obama, President and webmaster...

Oh, and FTFA:
The apparently foreign-based contributions were conducted as a test after a flurry of media reports described the ability of foreigners to donate to the Obama campaign but not to Mitt Romney's site, which has placed safeguards against such efforts.

One of the "media reports" in question:
Report: Romney's campaign better than Obama's at preventing foreign donations, but not perfect

Link

Sounds like WND thinks that because the Romeny camp asks if you're in the US and requires the security code from the credit card, that means that they are actively preventing foreign donations. Obama's site did just as much with the American citizen part by only giving options for US states and ZIP codes. Requiring the CVV just means that the person has the credit card in-hand, it has nothing to do with being foreign or not.

I know this goes without saying, but WND totally fails here.
2012-10-30 01:16:40 PM
1 votes:

corronchilejano: Dead Serious. I'm locking my g+ profile.


Copy the hatemail to a blog post or something and submit the link for us all to headdesk at. Seriously.
2012-10-30 01:10:22 PM
1 votes:

Leeds: corronchilejano: Aaaaaand now I'm getting death threats on my gmail. Wow, that was quick.

Are you serious?


Dead Serious. I'm locking my g+ profile.

This is absolutely retarded. Good thing I'm not even over there.
2012-10-30 01:06:44 PM
1 votes:
Aaaaaand now I'm getting death threats on my gmail. Wow, that was quick.
2012-10-30 01:05:11 PM
1 votes:

corronchilejano: I just donated 1 dollar to the Mitt Romney campaing while being located in Bogota, Colombia, with a Colombian credit card:

[i220.photobucket.com image 559x380]

So yeah, Romney has no such bullshiat in place. Thank you, have a good day.


So you mean to say that WND was lying when they said that Romney's website had stuff in place to prevent foreign donations?

HOLY THE FARKING PHONE, SHEEPLE.
2012-10-30 01:01:37 PM
1 votes:

Kangaroo_Ralph: What's shocking is what the subby and many of you farkers took away from the article.

Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign.

That doesn't bother you in the slightest. Enjoy the koolaid.


Because, of course, a donation service has the magical ability to determine the difference between a US citizen with a CA zip code donating while on vacation and a dickwad from WND.

Have you ever taken a programming class? Like, high-school level? You might want to try it.
2012-10-30 12:57:42 PM
1 votes:
I uploaded the same pic to WND and got legitimately moderated.

/my comments shut down
2012-10-30 12:54:53 PM
1 votes:

corronchilejano: I just donated 1 dollar to the Mitt Romney campaing while being located in Bogota, Colombia, with a Colombian credit card:

[i220.photobucket.com image 559x380]

So yeah, Romney has no such bullshiat in place. Thank you, have a good day.


Please tell me you posted this to WND comments.
2012-10-30 12:53:28 PM
1 votes:

900RR: Only a Fark Libtard could read that article and think the only problem there is WND.

/Obama breaking the law means nothing to a HUTA libtard.


Except Obama didn't break the law here. In fact, no one may have. This was a legal donation from a legal donor. There is nothing illegal about a legal, American donor donating from a foreign country.
Since the donation was under $200, the fake name, while childish and asinine, is probably not a serious criminal matter - and as it has already been proven in this thread, Romney's campaign also takes donations from foreign sources.
Nothing. You haz it.
2012-10-30 12:48:22 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: 900RR: Only a Fark Libtard could read that article and think the only problem there is WND.

/Obama breaking the law means nothing to a HUTA libtard.

What specific law did President Obama violate?


Damn Obama and his subversive web development skills!!!!
2012-10-30 12:43:18 PM
1 votes:

900RR: Only a Fark Libtard could read that article and think the only problem there is WND.

/Obama breaking the law means nothing to a HUTA libtard.


Shut up, HBFL.
2012-10-30 12:38:47 PM
1 votes:

900RR: Only a Fark Libtard could read that article and think the only problem there is WND.

/Obama breaking the law means nothing to a HUTA libtard.


What specific law did President Obama violate?
2012-10-30 12:24:06 PM
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe: 1. you gave money to Obama
2. you reminded people Osama is dead and Obama "got er done".
3. you pointed out the dangerous prospect of money coming from bad sources is not only totally legit but anonymous thanks to the GOP and their partisan SCOTUS


Also,
4. You committed fraud... I wonder if that will incur charges
5. You are an American company so the Obama campaign didn't accept money from a foreign source, regardless of proxy
2012-10-30 12:05:55 PM
1 votes:
So Romney's site has a line of code "if name = "osama bin laden" then print "haha! good one!" ?
And Obama's site does not?

Is that the gist of the article?
2012-10-30 12:01:20 PM
1 votes:
go through the comments and see how many were censored edited by the mod. They will say guest

Many of the comments pointed out the hypocrisy and the intent of knowingly and willfully to deceive the POTUS. That should get you a call from the Secret Service. None violated the terms of service. fark WND. They can't even stand by and defend their own "journalists" blogger's actions.
2012-10-30 11:59:47 AM
1 votes:
First heard about this one on the CNN/disqus threads this morning...the guy I was debating it with just kept repeating over and over "But it's a true story. It's on WND, so it's true"....I just kept laughing....
2012-10-30 11:41:27 AM
1 votes:
Nixon made donations to the Kennedy campaign under the name "Young Socialists Alliance". Seems like conservatives are just finally getting around to accepting him as their standard barer.
2012-10-30 11:40:20 AM
1 votes:

Teufelaffe: garkola: Obama's campaign is accepting domestic foreign donations in direct violation of campaign finance laws.

FTFY

Or did you miss the part where they weren't actually foreign nationals donating from Pakistan and the only crime that we know has been committed in this situation is WND's fraud?


Romney did a few fundraisers during his overseas trip...clearly he's taking foreign donations directly from foreigners.

Oh, you mean they were American citizens living overseas? Just like the WND "investigators" essentially pretended to be with their proxy and a US zip code/US card?

Well, we really should arrest Romney, just to be safe. OUR DEMOCRACY IS AT STAKE, FOLKS.
2012-10-30 11:38:31 AM
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Doesn't VISA do the verification?
2012-10-30 11:36:14 AM
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Full Blown Jimbo: halmot: rudemix: Descent is the highest form of patriotic in action here.

What is this I don't even

That was the most unintelligible post I've ever read on Fark. Which is saying a lot.


They are both references to something a regular Farker should know.

You've only been here 6 months - you can't be expected to get every reference.

Descent is the highest form of patriotic

What is this I don't even
2012-10-30 11:23:15 AM
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Leeds: Xai: I don't understand why donating $15 under a false name is an issue when it seems totally acceptable to donate $5m through anonymous corporations set up specifically for that purpose.

Are you one of those "children of the world" types who think that nationality is passe?

Because there is a world of difference between an American involving himself in the American electoral process and a foreigner illegally involving himself in the American electoral process.

We can argue about changing the laws if you wish, but to pretend that all humans are Americans is a ridiculous stance to take, son.


What "foreigner" involved himself in the electoral process, here?
2012-10-30 11:16:38 AM
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lantawa: I'm now taking the Fark politics tab Obama fanboys about as seriously as they need to be taken, which is not at all.


That's good, Mr. Dumbfark Rhinoceros, because nobody takes you seriously anyway.
2012-10-30 11:12:10 AM
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Leeds: But that's not what this article is about. This article is about illegal foreign donations being blocked by the Romney website and accepted by the Obama website. Derp all you want but it won't magically change the topic of this thread to be about reforming the campaign finance laws. This thread is about Obama breaking those laws.


Same question as above. What laws did the Obama campaign break?
2012-10-30 10:43:44 AM
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The article is bad enough, but the 1000+ derp-filled comments make me wanna fist my computer.

Apparently all the voting machines are rigged to only vote for Obama. And he is the only one who received any corporate campaign dollars. I guess Romney's running on pocket change and prayers?

The fact that the $19 you fraudulently donated (and only to the one campaign you don't like) was not investigated is not an outrage.

Maybe if you made a bigger donation people would be more shocked, but if you did that you might get caught and invalidate your entire article.
2012-10-30 10:25:34 AM
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Right. Because using one proxy from one of the most unsecure parts of the world is not easy enough to uncover.

WND probably picked up viruses on there Windows XP machine running IE7 to run the transaction.

And how is accepting this money any worse than accepting money from Adelson? That man is an economic terrorist and still alive. For now.
2012-10-30 10:15:31 AM
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Leeds: Xai: I don't understand why donating $15 under a false name is an issue when it seems totally acceptable to donate $5m through anonymous corporations set up specifically for that purpose.

Are you one of those "children of the world" types who think that nationality is passe?

Because there is a world of difference between an American involving himself in the American electoral process and a foreigner illegally involving himself in the American electoral process.

We can argue about changing the laws if you wish, but to pretend that all humans are Americans is a ridiculous stance to take, son.


That poor, poor straw man.
2012-10-30 10:09:51 AM
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garkola: Obama's campaign is accepting foreign donations in direct violation of campaign finance laws.


From a (albeit fake) US address? With a US card?
2012-10-30 09:56:44 AM
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LowbrowDeluxe: I've sat here thinking and thinking trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be outraged about, and I'm stumped. I'm just not seeing it. Help me out here.


"Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign."

All three of those factors would have disqualified the donation (or at least raised a red flag) for most campaigns because they have safeguards in place. But the Obama campaign labels the donor as a volunteer, and continues to ask for additional donations. 

Do you think this is the only fraudulent or illegal donation that has been given to the Obama campaign? Does it even matter to you? Would $1 billion in $199 increments from terrorists bother you? Ask yourself why Obama doesn't employ the same safeguards as other campaigns.

Or just stop thinking. It doesn't seem to be doing you any good.
2012-10-30 09:53:17 AM
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The Only Jeff: StarSys: Who committed the real fraud? They clicked a button swearing that they were a US citizen and that they were from California. They make it seem like a real human would read over the address and see if that part was real.

Allegedly, Romney's website prevents that from happening.


In other words, Romney's website actively restricts the free speech of US Citizens abroad.

Heh.
2012-10-30 09:46:59 AM
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Leeds: the guy who went to jail for funneling $366,000.00 from the Chinese military


LOL. Nice work adding the cents in that figure, it makes it look 100x what is really was.
2012-10-30 09:37:56 AM
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What the fark is Pakistani Internet Protocol and do I need a new IOS to support it, or is it interoperable with RIP?
2012-10-30 09:34:34 AM
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Kangaroo_Ralph: What's shocking is what the subby and many of you farkers took away from the article.

Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign.

That doesn't bother you in the slightest. Enjoy the koolaid.


Look at how stupid you are.
2012-10-30 09:34:19 AM
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The Only Jeff: Allegedly, Romney's website prevents that from happening.


Allegedly, Romney's economic plan will make golden dollar coins rain from the heavens while fairies and miniature unicorns frolic in the sun-drenched meadows and the glowing spectres of Republican Jesus and St Reagan smile upon New York from the Statue of Liberty's torch. When it comes to Romney, I'd need peer-reviewed proof before I'd believe him about the colour of the sky. :P
2012-10-30 09:33:17 AM
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WorldNetDaily is a random sampling of what all Republicans* are really like. That all Republicans believe this is no surprise, and is, frankly, a waste of server space at FARK.

*Republicans, as a group, are understood to include, but not be limited to:Members of the Tea Party (post-2006), Fox News employees and viewers, Sovereign Citizens, libertarians, members of StormFront, members of the KKK, Fundamentalist Christians, HammerSkins, birthers, and everyone who displays a confederate flag.

/14GOP88
2012-10-30 09:29:20 AM
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Dear World Net Daily:

Thank you for your admission to criminal wrongdoing. Our agents will be stopping by the headquarters in your mom's basement shortly to rectify the situation. We regret the oversight.

-The Department of Justice
2012-10-30 09:26:24 AM
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StarSys: Who committed the real fraud? They clicked a button swearing that they were a US citizen and that they were from California. They make it seem like a real human would read over the address and see if that part was real.


Allegedly, Romney's website prevents that from happening.
2012-10-30 09:25:57 AM
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Kangaroo_Ralph: What's shocking is what the subby and many of you farkers took away from the article.

Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign.

That doesn't bother you in the slightest. Enjoy the koolaid.


I wonder how many people in the world have the first name Osama and a father named Laden.
2012-10-30 09:24:32 AM
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Kangaroo_Ralph: What's shocking is what the subby and many of you farkers took away from the article.

Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, "Osama bin Laden" has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign.

That doesn't bother you in the slightest. Enjoy the koolaid.


Donated how much? I doubt the $5 donation get a lot of scrutiny.
2012-10-30 09:23:03 AM
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I bet that WND couldn't get away with it again.

In fact, I double dog dare them.
2012-10-30 05:46:17 AM
1 votes:
From the comments:

Drew Gasaway
Everything about binladens death is suspect including that no one alive saw his body and how the seal team members died right after the raid.


Wait, now there's some conspiracy theory that all the Seal team members were bumped off after the raid? That would have to be the worst conspiracy theory ever, as one has written a book... and i'm sure a quick Googling could answer for the others.
2012-10-30 12:44:45 AM
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i.imgur.com
2012-10-30 12:38:28 AM
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oh that's very clever sonny, now how about you go get a cookie in the kitchen and let the adults talk.
 
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