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    US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

    Soon the US embassy will be where it belongs

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-source...100112389.html

    The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

    Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the officials said. The discussions are occurring as the administration plans a ribbon-cutting for a scaled-down, temporary embassy that will open in May more than a year ahead of schedule.

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    In one possible scenario, the administration would solicit contributions not only from Adelson but potentially from other donors in the evangelical Christian and American Jewish communities, too. One official said Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate and staunch Israel supporter, had offered to pay the difference between the total cost expected to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars and what the administration is able to raise.

    Under any circumstance, letting private citizens cover the costs of an official government building would mark a significant departure from historical practice. In the Jerusalem case, it would add yet another layer of controversy to Trump's politically charged decision to move the embassy, given Adelson's longstanding affiliation with right-wing Israeli politics.

    The move of the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed holy city cleared a final bureaucratic hurdle this week when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the security plan. In a letter sent to Congress, the State Department said the interim facility's inauguration will coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence on May 14.

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    I don't have any problem with it just as long as the contracts to build it isn't given out as some sort of pay for play. If he turns over the money to the gov't agency that overseas the designing of it and lets them pick who does the work on it and doesn't interfere in the process I don't see a problem with the money but it has to have no strings attached. What does he want in exchange a plaque saying thanks to him for the money making the building possible? I don't have a problem with that. His generous contribution should be recognized with something like that. I just don't want it to become a vehicle for friends of politicians get paid off by getting work that they don't do well or over charge for doing in some pay and play scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    I don't have any problem with it just as long as the contracts to build it isn't given out as some sort of pay for play. If he turns over the money to the gov't agency that overseas the designing of it and lets them pick who does the work on it and doesn't interfere in the process I don't see a problem with the money but it has to have no strings attached. What does he want in exchange a plaque saying thanks to him for the money making the building possible? I don't have a problem with that. His generous contribution should be recognized with something like that. I just don't want it to become a vehicle for friends of politicians get paid off by getting work that they don't do well or over charge for doing in some pay and play scheme.
    You mean like Obama did to unions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    You mean like Obama did to unions?
    Did Some Union donate a shit load of money to build an embassy somewhere? Link Please. If you aren't talking about a Union making a large donaton to build a gov't building then I'm not interested because then its not the same.
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    So, does this mean there will be slot machines in the embassy lobby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    So, does this mean there will be slot machines in the embassy lobby?
    Perhaps Foot Baths & Prayer Rug cabinets ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Did Some Union donate a shit load of money to build an embassy somewhere? Link Please. If you aren't talking about a Union making a large donaton to build a gov't building then I'm not interested because then its not the same.
    No they donate to democrats and Obama made sure stimulus contracts went back to unions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    So, does this mean there will be slot machines in the embassy lobby?
    Why not?

    And maybe they'll take all the clocks off the walls!

    And play that annoying "music" all the time...

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