The Silicon Valley Circle of Corruption.

The Silicon Valley Circle of Corruption.

An endless-loop cycle of payola, quid-pro-quo, black-listing, finance collusion, sex abuse scandals and crony political payoffs that will never end until the FBI and the SEC begin arresting and indicting people! This technology culture of crime is destroying democracy in America! It is time to stop being soft on Silicon Valley racketeering and give law enforcement the orders to BRING IT!

Write Your Elected Officials and Demand The Arrests of the Silicon Valley Oligarchs!

AMERICANS FIGHT BACK AGAINST POLITICIANS WHO SOLD THEM OUT

Activist Starts a Campaign To Buy and Publish Browsing Histories of Politicians Who Passed Anti-Privacy Law (searchinternethistory.com)

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A list of every traitor politician that voted to have your privacy taken away.

A list of every traitor politician that voted to have your privacy taken away. (imgoat.com)

 

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New Book Discloses Silicon Valley Prostitutes At Infamous Rosewood Hotel

 

The place where women lust after spotty nerds: How Silicon Valley Cougar Nights attract revellers in their 40s hoping to bag a billionaire

 

  • The Upstarts by Brad Stone tells the story of the two founders of Airbnb
  • Venture capitalists bought a stake worth $585,000 now priced at $4.5bn
  • Valley of the Gods by Alexandra Wolfe recounts love life of Silicon Valley

 

 

THE UPSTARTS

by Brad Stone (Bantam Press £20)

VALLEY OF THE GODS

by Alexandra Wolfe Simon & Schuster £12.99)

On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, two unknown entrepreneurs were in Washington DC to watch history being made: the swearing-in of America’s first black president.

What they didn’t know was that they too would become history-makers.

Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia had just founded an obscure website called Airbedandbreakfast.com, which enabled users to stay — often on airbeds, hence the name — in the homes of strangers.

Geek charm: Dating is different in Silicon Valley

Geek charm: Dating is different in Silicon Valley

The company would evolve from that simple notion, which they dreamt up as a way of making ‘a few bucks’ from their own San Francisco apartment, into Airbnb, an online hospitality service currently valued at more than $30 billion.

But that week it was still little more than an idea and, with every hotel room in the U.S. capital snapped up, the two men, both in their 20s, used their own website to find cheap accommodation on someone’s floor.

Also at the inauguration were another two entrepreneurs, Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick, who were both in their early 30s and already high-achievers, although no one suspected they were about to change the face of global transportation.

Camp, a Canadian with a restlessly busy mind, was trying to entice his friend Kalanick with his latest vision for a business: he wanted to enable anyone with a smartphone to summon a car at the touch of a button.

Their experience that bitterly cold day, as they looked in vain for a taxi to get to an inauguration party, helped to convince Kalanick of the need for what would become Uber.

Now, Uber is valued at $68 bn. It continues to overcome legal challenges, not to mention irate taxi drivers, and has become one of the world’s largest car services. Yet it owns hardly any cars. Similarly, Airbnb can be described as the biggest hotel company on the planet, without owning any actual hotel rooms.

THE UPSTARTS by Brad Stone (Bantam Press £20)

THE UPSTARTS by Brad Stone (Bantam Press £20)

Eight years ago, the four men who wrought this peculiarly 21st century phenomenon were anonymous faces in the Washington DC crowd. Now they are multi-billionaires, and feted by presidents.

In 2014, when Uber needed someone to run media strategy, the company had the clout to hire the very person who had managed Obama’s triumphant 2008 campaign, David Plouffe The Uber story is particularly fascinating, and in a way it began with James Bond.

In 2008, while watching a DVD of his favourite Bond film, Casino Royale, Camp sat up a little straighter during a scene where Daniel Craig, as Bond, was driving through the Bahamas, on the trail of the villain, Le Chiffre.

During the pursuit, Bond glanced down at his mobile phone, checking on a moving icon of his own car on a map.

That image stuck in Camp’s mind; what if he could adapt it for people trying to get round cities? 

He was already determined to challenge the way metropolitan taxi firms operated, and had made himself notorious among San Francisco’s yellow-cab companies by habitually calling all of them and taking the first car that arrived.

Uber grew out of his own frustration with waiting times, but to those prosaic origins he added a dash of James Bond. So now, when people summon Ubers, what they see on their phones as the vehicle approaches was inspired by one of Q’s gadgets for 007.

Of course, brilliant ideas are not enough in Silicon Valley, the 1,500 square miles of California that is home to so many hi-tech industries and internet start-ups. They also need funding.

VALLEY OF THE GODS by Alexandra Wolfe Simon & Schuster £12.99)

VALLEY OF THE GODS by Alexandra Wolfe Simon & Schuster £12.99)

Stone chronicles some jaw-dropping tales of investors who gambled on Uber and Airbnb and made fortunes, and those who haven’t stopped kicking themselves for declining the opportunity.

Ron Conway, the so-called godfather of Silicon Valley, who acquired fabulous wealth by backing the ‘holy trinity’ of Google, Facebook and Twitter, reckoned that Uber would conk out in the face of too much opposition. He said no, and advised his friends to do likewise.

Conversely, when the venture capitalists at a company called Sequoia recognised the potential of Airbnb, they backed their hunch to the tune of $585,000. The value of their stake, in December 2016, was $4.5bn.

But there is another side to Silicon Valley, and that is explored by Alexandra Wolfe, a Wall Street Journal reporter (and the daughter of celebrated novelist Tom Wolfe), in VALLEY OF THE GODS .

She follows the stories of three young entrepreneurs desperate to become the next Brian Chesky or Travis Kalanick, in the case of one young man by ‘asteroid mining’ — travelling into space to extract valuable minerals from asteroids.

As yet, it doesn’t look like too bright an idea, but maybe its day will come.

Wolfe also documents the curious lifestyle of Silicon Valley, where extreme wealth isn’t outwardly detectable and the richest person in the room ‘is often wearing flip-flops and a hoodie’.

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The funniest manifestation of this is ‘Cougar Night’. Every Thursday evening, women in their 40s, sometimes older, gather at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, just a stone’s throw from Stanford University, in the hope of finding themselves a fresh-faced billionaire.

Or maybe not fresh-faced; maybe spotty. Because on Cougar Nights, all the usual predatory practices are overturned.

As Wolfe writes, back home, wherever they come from, these scrawny, bespectacled nerds ‘would be unlikely to score a mate. Here at Cougar Night, women were crawling on just this type of specimen’.

That’s Silicon Valley, where nothing is as it seems, and everyone is trying to guess who is who, and what will happen next . . . but nobody quite knows.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow pushes Anal Sex

‘If anal turns you on, you are not alone’: Gwyneth Paltrow publishes a VERY intimate guide to the sex act on Goop, insisting it is ‘practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire’

 

  • Th 44-year-old mother-of-two published The Sex Issue on her website today
  • A whole article is devoted to anal sex and consults The Guide to Getting it On! author Paul Joannides, Psy.D.
  • Gwyneth writes that the media makes it seem like everyone is having anal sex, but less than half of heterosexual people have tried it
  • Joannides offers tips for doing it comfortably, warns of the risks, and speaks to where he thought the current obsession came from

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Gwyneth Paltrow is not shy about talking about sex. On her website, the Goop founder has dishes on swingers’ parties, preferred sex toys, lube, and S&M.

In the latest issue of her newsletter — The Sex Issue — the 44-year-old tackles orgasms, more sexy toys, casual sex, and porn.

She also includes a whole article about anal sex, in which she consults an expert to compile a comprehensive guide to the taboo sexual act.

Breaking through the taboo: Gwyneth Paltrow published Goop's Sex Issue today, which includes an article about anal sex

Breaking through the taboo: Gwyneth Paltrow published Goop’s Sex Issue today, which includes an article about anal sex

The dirty: The article includes tips for making the act comfortable, like relaxing sphincter muscles 

The dirty: The article includes tips for making the act comfortable, like relaxing sphincter muscles 

‘First it was shocking, then it was having a cultural moment, now it’s practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire — or so a quick scan of any media, from porn to HBO, will tell you,’ the mother-of-two begins her piece. ‘But the reality about anal is not, actually, that everyone’s doing it.’

Though it may not be quite as ubiquitous as the media makes it seem — she cites a CDC report stating that 30 to 40 per cent of heterosexual men and women have tried it — it certainly is becoming less taboo.

‘If anal turns you on, you are definitely not alone,’ she goes on. ‘But its prevalence doesn’t change the fact that it’s the riskiest sexual behavior in terms of HIV and other STDs.’

Speaking to research psychoanalyst and The Guide to Getting it On! author Paul Joannides, Psy.D., she offers up answers to some of the most common questions about the deed. 

Honest: Though she opens a frank discussion, the  44-year-old doesn't speak about her personal experience (pictured with boyfriend Brad Falchuk)

Honest: Though she opens a frank discussion, the  44-year-old doesn’t speak about her personal experience (pictured with boyfriend Brad Falchuk)

Joannides attitudes the rise in discussion of anal sex to the porn industry moving online.

‘I’d say that by 2005, porn had totally blurred the distinction between a woman’s anus and vagina,’ he said, attributing it to a need for shock value. 

While porn brought anal sex more out into the open for heterosexuals, he added, it doesn’t really accurately depict what the act is like. For one thing, women who want to be entered that way have to ‘teach their sphincter muscles to relax’ first.

‘The anus isn’t designed to have a penis thrust up it; nature did not spec it to handle incoming, as she did with the vagina,’ he explained. Lube is also necessary.  

Condoms are also often not present in porn, but are even more likely to be needed to prevent STDs when practicing anal — Johannides says women are 17 times more likely to get HIV from anal.

No secrets: Gwyneth (pictured with ex Chris Martin in 2014) is often open about her sex life

No secrets: Gwyneth (pictured with ex Chris Martin in 2014) is often open about her sex life

There are other risks, too: pain, fecal matter can enter the man’s urethra, and generally making a mess.

‘During anal intercourse you’re basically putting a plunger up someone’s butt. Accidents are likely to happen at one time or another,’ he said. 

Finally, Johannides offered some tips for making the experience enjoyable. First, he said, it is necessary that both partners want to participate, and neither is being pressured. Second, it’s necessary to find the right angle, so the penis doesn’t hit the rectal wall.

Third, he warns against having anal sex while drunk or stoned, or using numbing lube, all of which can dull pain.

‘Pain is an important indicator that damage can occur if you don’t make the necessary adjustments, including stopping,’ he explained. 

The new issue also includes articles on porn and orgasms, as well as a shopping guide

The new issue also includes articles on porn and orgasms, as well as a shopping guide

Comprehensive: The new issue also includes articles on porn and orgasms, as well as a shopping guide

If anal sex isn’t enjoyable but the parties are still interested in the region, he suggests using a gloved and lubed finger instead. 

In addition to the anal sex guide, the new issue also includes a round-up of sex toys, including a few tried and true favorites that have turned up on Goop gift guides in the past.

There are costumes and lingerie, an intro bondage set, rope and handcuffs, games, vibrators, and even apps.

She also links to a rentable dungeon in Los Angeles (which seems surprisingly well-lit), as well as a $1,800 photography book full of sexy photos.

Univision, owner of Gawker, Gizmodo, wants White People out of America!

Univision, owner of Gawker, Gizmodo, wants White People out of America!

 

Univision ratchets up it’s hate speech and pretty much begs for a boycott of all of Univision, and Univision advertisers, by promoting dramatic racist hate diatribe! Univision is the primary promoter of illegal immigration in order to pad voter rolls for the DNC!

 

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Says America Belongs To Mexican Illegal Aliens Not White People

 

| by Brian Anderson

 

 

The immigration debate managed to get a whole lot dumber. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos just said that the United States doesn’t actually belong to Americans, but rather Mexican illegal aliens. As you can see, we have no right to enforce our immigration laws because a Mexican newsman says our country doesn’t even belong to us. This is as insane of a liberal argument as there is.

 

.@jorgeramosnews: “This our country. It’s is yours. It is mine and it is ours.” #Tucker pic.twitter.com/02MiHmwv8d

 

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 9, 2017

 

Ramos was on Tucker Carlson Wednesday and this bile spewed out of his mouth:

 

“This is our country” said Ramos in a thick Spanish accent.

 

Ramos, who was born in Mexico, may have become an American citizen in 2008, but there is some confusion over this. That doesn’t really matter because he advocates for open borders and amnesty for all illegal aliens. When he says America is his country, he’s talking as a Mexican and means that Mexicans have just as much a right to be here as actual Americans.

 

“The interesting thing is that with the Trump administration and many people who supported Donald Trump thinking it is their country, it is a white country and they are absolutely wrong,” Ramos continued.

 

So according to this illegal alien advocate, any white person who thinks the US is their country is mistaken. Get ready for a great explanation as to why:

 

“This is not a white country. This is not their country; it is ours and that is precisely what I am saying,” said Ramos.

 

Okay, maybe that wasn’t a great explanation. As far as I can tell, Ramos feels like white people who were born in the US are no more legitimately American than Mexican illegal aliens. Actually, he seems to indicate that Mexicans have more of a claim on this country than white Americans.

 

Ramos tries to qualify this nonsense by saying that eventually whites will be a minority in the US so therefore he surmises that America really belongs to Latinos. This is preposterous and it doesn’t really address the fact that he believes that foreign nationals have just as much, if not more, of a right to be here than natural born American citizens.

 

Ramos goes on to say that America has a responsibility to treat illegal aliens better. It’s unclear what he means by that statement, but going by his previous positions, it’s safe to assume that he thinks we should let them stay and give them all of the benefits that come along with citizenship. Considering that he just stated that the country belongs to illegal aliens it’s not a bad assumption to say that he wants to just open up the border and do away with any sort of immigration enforcement.

 

Despite a degree from the University of Miami and decades of living in the US, Ramos’ command of the English language is terrible. Maybe he was trying to say something else and it just came out wrong. It seems unlikely because he’s a vocal Trump-hater and illegal alien supporter, but I thought I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. If he actually meant what he said, it’s one of the worst things a person could say about the United States. This country belongs to Americans; not foreigners, not Mexicans, and certainly not illegal aliens.

 

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F*CK YOU NICK DENTON AND GAWKER MEDIA!!! GAWKER MUST PAY $115 MILLION BUCKS!

TESLA Cars Get Another Factory Recall For Another Fire Danger

Horror at the world’s largest solar farm days after it opens and maintains horrors up to today… Daily Mail

Horror at the world’s largest solar farm days after it opens and maintains horrors up to today…
Daily Mail

Horror at the world’s largest solar farm days after it opens as it is revealed panels are SCORCHING birds that fly over them

 

  • The plants is located on five square miles of the Mojave Desert, near the California / Nevada border

  • Ivanpah attracts and kills birds looking for thermals to spiral in the air on

  • State energy officials have released photos of birds with singed feathers from flying into the hot ‘thermal flux’ around the towers, which can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Environmentalists have hit out at a giant new solar farm in the Mojave Desert as mounting evidence reveals birds flying through the extremely hot ‘thermal flux’ surrounding the towers are being scorched.

 

After years of regulatory tangles around the impact on desert wildlife, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened on Thursday but environmental groups say the nearly 350,000 gigantic mirrors are generating 1000 degree Fahrenheit temperatures which are killing and singeing birds.

 

According to compliance documents released by developer BrightSource Energy last year, dozens of birds were found injured at the site during the building stage.

 

State and federal regulators are currently conducting a two-year study of the Ivanpah plant’s effects on birds, with environmental groups questioning the value of cleaner power when native wildlife is being killed or injured.

 

 

 

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California CPUC officials using taxpayer funds to prop up dying green energy company in order to protect campaign billionaires

 

 

 

By Roger Lester- Submitted to the LA Times

 

 

The State of California continues to plow huge amounts of cash and waivers (Tax waivers are losses to taxpayers) into the failed solar scandal known as Ivanpah in order to protect Silicon Valley campaign financiers Schmidt, Page, Kreman, Doerr, Lane, Musk, Jurvetson and other AngelGate devotees.

 

 

With the “anal sex slave scandal” created by Google’s top investor Michael Goguen bringing the dark and dirty lives of the Silicon Valley campaign financiers to light, one would think that letting a dead fish continue to stink would not have been in the CPUC’s best interest.

 

 

Ivanpah never worked. Plowing over $3B taxpayer dollars into a thing that only cost a few hundred million to have a few laborers with a fancy pole-pounder install is just plain evil. This is another one of Google’s criminally corrupt political campaign scams. Taxpayer’s forever marvel at how Google, the company with the most money in its bank accounts needs a handout from taxpayers. Political kick-backs and revolving doors must be very profitable ways to go to hell.

 

 

The rest of the money was obviously skimmed off for the corrupt campaign finance billionaires and to create PAC’s for political campaigns. That is a crime and it is corruption in the most obvious way.

 

 

I, and my assistants, reached out by phone and email to Arocles.Aguilar@cpuc.ca.gov; Terrie.Prosper@cpuc.ca.gov; Lynn.Sadler@cpuc.ca.gov; bsk@cpuc.ca.gov; michelle.cooke@cpuc.ca.gov; dm1@cpuc.ca.gov; paul.douglas@cpuc.ca.gov; fraudhotline@cpuc.ca.gov; and energy@cpuc.ca.gov over the past month. They all refused to respond.

 

 

The public utilities people were recently caught in a bribery sting in the PG&E Brisbane fire emails and they have been outed in other corruption stings. The feds have now stepped in. CPUC folks may love the big cash from bribes, favors and real estate discounts but the big question is: Will they love the view from San Quentin?

 

 

Ivanpah is a deal with campaign financier Google. Google staff run parts of Sacramento and The White House. There are tens of thousands of news articles about how Google has run payola schemes through those positions.

 

 

Ivanpah never could have worked, technically. It kills birds and desert animals. It blinds anything in the air and space. They had to sneak old fashioned generators into it to try to pretend that it can even make any energy. PG&E says it produces the most expensive electricity on Earth and does not even want its energy. It had numerous labor issues. It is broken on every level.

 

 

The CPUC has agreed to extend the operation of Ivanpah, at taxpayer expense, in order to protect the White House from “embarrassment”, a fact disclosed in a recently leaked report.

 

 

The CPUC should be ordering an FBI raid on Ivanpah, just like the FBI raid on Solyndra. Ivanpah and Solyndra are from the same family of scams.

 

 

The CPUC has no right extending the zombie-like days of Ivanpah as a political PR trick. It is a crime and CPUC officials need to lose their jobs, pensions and graft assets as a lesson to all.

 

READ SOME OF THE CONGRESSIONAL REVIEWS AT:
https://departmentofenergyoverwatch.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/article-is-the-ivanpah-google-solar-project-another-doe-crony-kick-back-scam/

 

 

 

 

A birds-eye view of the bird scorching Ivanpah solar …

 

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Aug 18, 2014 · At the start of the weekend, and quite by accident, I found myself aloft and looking directly into the glare of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

 

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World’s largest solar thermal plant comes on line near …

 

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Barack Obama’s Culture of Corruption – A K Dart

 

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Barack Obama has built his presidential campaign on a huge pack of lies. He and his minions engage in prevarication, double-talk, deceptiveness, secrecy, chicanery …

 

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THE GREEN CORRUPTION FILES : Not Enough Sun Shining at …

 

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16 Nov 2014 … Yep, this is the Obama-backed Ivanpah Solar Plant that in 2011, snagged … from my political activism (exposing Green Corruption: The largest, …

 

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900 Documented Examples of Obama’s Lawbreaking, …

 

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Editor’s Note: Our friend, Dan from Squirrel Hill, has updated his list to 900 documented examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

 

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1,180 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying …

 

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Editor’s Note: Our friend, Dan from Squirrel Hill, has updated his list to 1,063 documented examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, …

 

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The Green Mirage | Fusion 4 Freedom – Fuel R Future

 

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THE GREEN CORRUPTION FILES : Underneath Senator Harry …

 

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16 Nov 2013 … When looking at the entire Green Corruption scandal, it’s important to …. BrightSource’s Ivanpah solar power project in the Mojave Desert was …

 

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Ivanpah | The Green Corruption Files

 

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Ivanpah … June 25, 2015: Green Corruption Files linked to at FuelRFuture … June 8, 2015: The Green Corruption Files research inside Open the Books Report.

 

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Obama’s 1.6 Billion Dollar Ivanpah Solar Plant Can’t Pay Its Bills …

 

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8 Nov 2014 … In May 2012 Barack Obama highlighted the Ivanpah Solar Plant in his … author of a lengthy report detailing alleged cronyism and corruption in …

 

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More Obama Green Energy Corruption – Marita Noon – Townhall …

 

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6 Jul 2012 … More Obama Green Energy Corruption – Marita Noon – Personal Finance, Financial … Ivanpah I and III have a BB+ rating while Ivanpah II is BB.

 

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World’s largest solar plant applying for federal grant …

 

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Nov 08, 2014 · Taxes World’s largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

 

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The Green Corruption Files : Not Enough Sun Shining at California …

 

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17 Nov 2014 … No cost too high for a green project – The Green Corruption Files : Not Enough Sun Shining at California Ivanpah Solar Plant: $1.6 billion …

 

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Shady circumstances cloud huge solar energy plant bailout – cfact

 

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5 Dec 2014 … Just 2 weeks after Ivanpah became operational, NRG sought and … Green energy program corruption and cronyism, regards the Ivanpah deal …

 

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Weird Twist For Riverside County Solar Project | KCET

 

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If the Palen Solar Power Project was a soap opera character, the Internet would be ridiculing it for having long ago passed the point of believability.

 

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Is The Ivanpah Google Solar Project Another DOE Crony Kick-Back …

 

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California Solar Firm DEMANDS $539 MILLION From Taxpayers …

 

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GAWKER’S NICK DENTON SAID TO BE “HITMAN” FOR WHITE HOUSE DIRTY TRICKS CAMPAIGNS

Hulk’s lawyers say Gawker founder was ‘playing God’ in closing court arguments

As the $100m defamation case against Gawker Media over the posting of a sex tape featuring Hogan comes to a close, the first amendment is a core issue
Hulk Hogan Gawker trial FloridaIn his court-approved black headscarf, Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, listened impassively to closing arguments in his $100m defamation case against Gawker Media over the posting of a sex tape featuring the pro-wrestler and Heather Cole, wife of his best friend, DJ Bubba “the Love Sponge” Clem.

Kenneth Turkel, a lawyer for Hogan, told jurors Gawker editors had not even had the “common decency” to call Hogan for comment before they posted the video.

Turkel walked jurors through Hogan’s case: that his right to privacy was gratuitously compromised by Gawker, that his reputation was materially compromised, and that he suffered emotional distress of “outrageous intensity and duration”.

Turkel accused Gawker founder Nick Denton of “playing God over Bollea’s right to privacy” and offered a meditation on how celebrity affects expectations of privacy.

Denton, Turkel said, had effectively argued that losing privacy is a freeing experience because “you don’t worry about anything else because someone has taken your private life and put it out there”.

The 10-day trial was full of salacious details but the core issue spoke to a serious first amendment issue: did Gawker have the right to post one minute and 41 seconds of the sex tape, approximately nine seconds of which featured actual sexual content?

Hogan’s lawyers said the gratuitous nature of Gawker’s decision exempted the media firm from constitutional protection.

Lawyers for Gawker argued that publication was a legitimate scoop because Hogan had talked openly about his sex life before, including on Howard Stern’s radio show.

The company has warned that if Hogan wins the case, the decision could not only destroy the company – a loss could cost the site up to $50m, even with an appeal – but cripple press freedom.

But Hogan’s lawyer dismissed that line, arguing that there was only one reason for posting the tape: to build traffic and sell ads after a five-month news “dry spell”.

Throughout the trial, lawyers sparred over the actual value of the post to Gawker, with Hogan’s lawyers estimating the sex tape was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Gawker maintains the post was worth just $11,000.

Gawker obtained the tape without knowing its exact origin. The editor involved said the post was intended as a commentary on celebrity sex tapes. Hogan, 62, testified during the two-week civil trial that he still suffers from the humiliation which arose from the video’s release.

“What’s disturbing about Gawker is not what they do, but how proud they are of it,” said Turkel, who said the character of the intrusion was an accurate “reflection of its owner Nick Denton”.

Hogan’s lawyers have painted a picture of man who has inhabited the same entertainment character for 35 years.

“Nobody cares who Terry Bollea is,” Turkel told the court. “They just don’t. He’s a man who grew up in a working class area of Tampa. He’s so self-conscious about the size of his head he wears bandanna.

“He can’t trust a lot of people. He doesn’t have a lot of friends, because everybody wants Hulk Hogan. He doesn’t have much privacy but one of the places he thought he had was in a friend’s bedroom. Gawker turned his life upside down.”

Lawyers for Gawker said the tape of the professional wrestler was not a real celebrity sex tape – “it was not a Kim Kardashian” – and contained just nine grainy seconds depicting sexual activity.

The lawyers said the case revolved around context. Gawker could not be held responsible for denying Hogan his constitutional rights, they said, because “anything that people are already talking about is fair game”.

Gawker lawyer Michael Sullivan argued it was implausible for editors to separate the character of Hulk Hogan from Bollea when, as Hogan, he had frequently “chosen to put his private life out there. So to claim Gawker should treat him as Bollea makes no sense.

“He’s talked about his sex life, how big his penis is, and when he talks about his penis it’s to promote his daughter’s singing career. He’s discussed his sexual encounters. Now he tells you this was the Hulk Hogan character.”

Gawker said its intention was to show the ordinariness of celebrity sex tapes, not to get into the realms of protected speech. The legal point is that all speech is protected, irrespective of its nature.

The jury heard that failure to protect Gawker could lead to the US “becoming a nation where powerful people and celebrities use the courts to punish people for saying things they do not like”.

Earlier in the case, Gawker editor AJ Daulerio said he posted the sexual activity; the rest of the tape, he said, was “banal conversation” between Hogan and Cole. Lawyers for the media firm argued that the point Gawker wanted to make was that celebrity sex tapes are “rather ordinary”.

Gawker’s counsel, Sullivan, argued that if Hogan was as upset as he claimed to be by the posting of the tape, he would not have timed his initial complaint, 12 days later, to go out on the 5pm news.

“He didn’t see a therapist or a counsellor, but said he had lost sleep and appetite,” Sullivan said. “But he did tear up on the Kathie Lee Gifford show.

“That’s the extent of his emotional distress. He’s a man who is used to publicity. He’s used to public attention. We know he’s not upset by exposure because he exposes himself to the world. He has a different base line for privacy and that has to be taken into account.”

Gawker’s lawyer said the company had not put anything in the public domain Hogan had not already put into there himself.

“You’d be hard pressed to think of anyone except a porn star who’d make his attributes a part of his public persona,” he said. “But this is not an ordinary man with ordinary sensibilities.”

After the closing statements, Gawker issued a statement which said: “We’re disappointed the jury was unable to see key evidence and hear testimony from the most important witness. So it may be necessary for the appeals court to resolve this case.”

The company said Bubba Clem “originally told his radio listeners that Hulk Hogan knew he was being taped” and “should have been required to appear in court and explain what really happened”.

The Great Solar Epic Fail of All Time

The Great Solar Epic Fail of All Time?

PG&E wants permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to overlook the shortfall and give Ivanpah another year to sort out its problems, warning that allowing its power contracts to default could force the facility to shut down. California electric utility regulators will decide today whether the Ivanpah solar plant in northeastern San Bernardino County should get more time to increase its electricity production. The CSP park in the Mojave Desert is a partnership between NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and BrightSource Energy Inc. “Production levels have been below the guaranteed energy” required in agreements the owners signed, according to a draft resolution filed in advance of the meeting.

A presentation revealed in 2012 that plant builder BrightSource Energy had told Energy Department officials before winning the loan guarantee that its cash position was “precarious” and said the project’s failure would be a “major embarrassment” to the White House.

PG&E described the proposal in a statement Wednesday as “reasonable and in the best interest of our customers”, adding that the plant helps further state and federal renewable policy goals. The forbearance agreements would end August 1 unless PG&E agrees to a six-month extension.

http://bilbaoya.com/2016/03/18/the-great-solar-epic-fail-of-all-time.html

Investigators Charge Google Department Of Energy Project With Fraud. Say it is not possible for it to have cost $2.2 Billion

Investigators Charge Google Department Of Energy Project With Fraud. Say it is not possible for it to have cost $2.2 Billion

 

A bunch of mass-produced curved metal reflectors and a few water towers in the desert could not possibly have cost over $400M”say investigators..Where did the other one billion dollars go!?…”

 

By Dale Winton – LA Digital News

 

 

Los Angeles – The Department of Energy Cleantech Crash funds, from the ill-fated reign of Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy, have long been rumored to have been part of an epic campaign financing payola scheme.

 

 

Google is now known to have staffed a large portion of the Obama Administration, particularly the White House. Google is the big player behind the, now under-scrutiny, Ivanpah Solar company.

 

 

Funds from the disastrous and sketchy Department of Energy programs brought the public the $523M taxpayer loss of FBI-raided Solyndra Solar Company.

 

 

The concept is simple and based on burning ants to death with a magnifying glass. Ivanpah pitched the idea of focusing the sun on a tank to make the tank hot.

 

 

While the concept is known to every elementary school child, the engineering for Ivanpah seems to have been done by elementary school engineers. A proper review of Ivanpah would have shown that it never would have worked. Very simple computer models, before Ivanpah even broke ground, proved that it had no possibility of properly generating efficient electricity, yet it was still funded and built while missing every milestone along the way. While the Department of Energy PR office has long held that “complete due diligence was conducted on the Ivanpah project”, it appears that the only “due diligence” that the Department of Energy conducted was to diligently make certain that only campaign financiers got the taxpayer payola cash.

 

 

Former workers from the Ivanpah project, turned whistle-blowers, say they are now embarrassed to have been a part of the failed scheme.

 

 

Ivanpah did not launch on time and never hit its production milestones. Outside standard generators have had to be hauled in to Ivanpah to fake up the energy output. Numerous staff have quit. The only thing that Ivanpah does well is kill birds and tortoises and blind pilots and satellites.

 

 

Investigators now believe that the missing billion dollars was forwarded to a certain political campaign for the 2016 Presidency.

Investigators believe that padded receipts, NO-BID CONTRACTS AND TRUMPED-UP COSTS WERE USED TO INFLATE THE STATED COST WHILE SKIMMING FUNDS OFF TO SPECIAL PARTIES…”

 

 

…AN “ON-PUBLIC-RECORD” COMPLETE FORENSIC AUDIT OF THE ENTIRE PROJECT IS CALLED FOR, IN ADVANCE OF THE…” November Elections.

 

 

Google’s Ivanpah Crony-Funded Project Seeks Ways To Fake Energy Output After Already Faking Output with Outside Generators

 

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy

 

 

By Michael Bastasch

 

   California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds.

 

The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would. The plant only generated 45 percent of expected power in 2014 and only 68 percent in 2015, according to government data.

And it does all this at a cost of $200 per megawatt hour — nearly six times the cost of electricity from natural gas-fired power plants. Interestingly enough, Ivanpah uses natural gas to supplement its solar production.

These disappointing results at high prices could be the solar plant’s undoing. California Energy Commission regulators hoped the plant would help the state get 33 percent of its electricity from green sources, but now the plant could be shut down for not meeting its production promises.

Ivanpah — which is owned by BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy and Google — uses more than 170,000 large mirrors, or heliostats, to reflect sunlight towards water boilers set atop 450-foot towers that create steam to turn giant turbines and generate electricity.

The plant was financed by $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy in 2011. When the solar plant opened in 2014, it was hailed as a great achievement by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

“This project speaks for itself,” Moniz said when the project went online in early 2014. “Just look at the 170,000 shining heliostat mirrors and the three towers that would dwarf the Statue of Liberty.”

“Ivanpah is the largest solar thermal energy facility in the world with 392 MW of capacity — meaning it can produce enough renewable electricity to power nearly 100,000 homes,” Moniz said.

Moniz’s optimism aside, the project faced huge problems from the beginning. NRG Energy asked the federal government for a $539 million federal grant to help pay off the $1.6 billion loan it got from the Energy Department.

NRG Energy said the plant had only produced about one-quarter of its expected output in the months after it opened. The company needed an infusion of cash to help keep the project afloat.

That was only the beginning of the company’s problems. Environmentalists quickly attacked the project for killing thousands of birds since it opened. Many birds were incinerated by the intense heat being reflected off Ivanpah’s heliostats.

The Associated Press cited statistics presented by environmentalists in 2014 that “about a thousand… to 28,000” birds are incinerated by Ivanpah’s heliostats every year.

“Forensic Lab staff observed a falcon or falcon-like bird with a plume of smoke arising from the tail as it passed through the flux field,” according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report from 2014.

“Immediately after encountering the flux, the bird exhibited a controlled loss of stability and altitude but was able to cross the perimeter fence before landing,” FWS reported.

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Pilots have also reported seeing a “nearly blinding” glare emanating from Ivanpah while flying over the solar plant. The Sandia National Laboratory reported in 2014 Ivanpah was “sufficient to cause significant ocular impact (potential for after-image) up to a distance of ~6 miles.”

“At distances greater than ~6 miles (10 km), a low potential for after-image exists from the heliostat glare as a result of the reduced retinal irradiance and subtended angles,” Sandia reported. “It should be noted that two of the authors who were in the helicopter qualitatively confirmed these results after observing the glare. The pilot acknowledged that the glare was very bright, but he also stated that it did not impair his flying ability since he was aware of the glare and avoided looking in that direction when flying over [Ivanpah].”

Update: California regulators announced Thursday that Ivanpah would have until the end of July to produce more power or face shut down. 

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IVANPAH SOLAR SOLYNDRA-LIKE PROJECT IN CALIFORNIA FOUND TO BE CRONY KICK-BACK SCAM.

 

 

 

  • ENERGY DEPT. BEGS THEM NOT TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS WHILE THEIR BENEFACTOR OBAMA IS STILL IN OFFICE

  • TECHNOLOGY FAILED SO BAD THAT OUTSIDE OLD-SCHOOL GENERATORS HAD TO BE TRUCKED IN TO FAKE THE ENERGY OUTPUT

  • MISSED EVERY MILESTONE

  • THOUGHT TO BE A MATERIALS AND STOCK MARKET SKIM SCAM

  • GOOGLE, AS BOTH OBAMA FINANCIER AND PAYOLA RECIPIENT DEEP IN THE MIX

 

 

As warned by this paper and many others, years before Ivanpah broke ground or fried any birds, the technical numbers for Ivanpah make no sense and could not have passed Department of Energy “Due Diligence” unless a kick-back scheme was underway. The technical facts showed, back then, that Ivanpah could never succeed.

 

 

The “give us some more time” plea by Ivanpah is actually a plea from the Obama offices to “Please not go belly up on my watch.”

 

 


Cloudy days for solar thermal

 

 

 

by Drew Thornley

 

 

“$2.2 billion California project generates 40% of expected electricity” This past weekend’s Wall Street Journal has some unsurprising news about solar-thermal technology. Excerpts to follow, but, in short: It’s very expensive to build, it doesn’t deliver nearly the amount of projected power, and it kills birds: The $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar power project in California’s Mojave Desert is supposed to be generating more than a million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. But 15 months after starting up, the plant is producing just 40% of that, according to data from the U.S. Energy Department.

 

 

 

Built by BrightSource Energy Inc. and operated by NRG Energy Inc., Ivanpah has been advertised as more reliable than a traditional solar panel farm, in part, because it more closely resembles conventional power plants that burn coal or natural gas. NRG co-owns the plant with Google Inc. and other investors. Turns out, there is a lot more to go wrong with the new technology. Replacing broken equipment and learning better ways to operate the complex assortment of machinery has stalled Ivanpah’s ability to reach full potential, said Randy Hickok, a senior vice president at NRG. One big miscalculation was that the power plant requires far more steam to run smoothly and efficiently than originally thought, according to a document filed with the California Energy Commission. Instead of ramping up the plant each day before sunrise by burning one hour’s worth of natural gas to generate steam, Ivanpah needs more than four times that much help from fossil fuels to get the plant humming every morning. Another “unexpected” problem: not enough sun. Weather predictions for the area underestimated the amount of cloud cover that has blanketed Ivanpah since it went into service in 2013. Ivanpah isn’t the only new solar-thermal project struggling to energize the grid. A large mirror-powered plant built in Arizona almost two years ago by Abengoa SA of Spain has also had its share of hiccups. Designed to deliver a million megawatt hours of power annually, the plant is putting out roughly half that, federal data show. Solar-thermal developers including Abengoa and BrightSource continue to build new plants in South Africa, Chile and China.

 

 

 

But Lucas Davis, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, says it is unlikely more U.S. projects will gain traction as utilities opt for cheaper solar farms that use panels. “I don’t expect a lot of solar thermal to get built. It’s just too expensive,” he said. American solar farms generate nearly 16 million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. That satisfies less than 1% of U.S. electricity demand, but six times the amount of power that solar-thermal plants currently produce. And the vast arrays of solar panels that blanket the ground cost roughly half as much to build as new mirror-powered plants, according to the U.S. Energy Department. Electricity prices from new solar farms average around 5 cents a kilowatt-hour, according to GTM Research, which tracks renewable energy markets. That compares with between 12 and 25 cents a kilowatt-hour for electricity generated by the Ivanpah power plant, state and federal data show. The Ivanpah plant was delayed several months and had millions of dollars in cost overruns because of wildlife protections for the endangered Desert Tortoise. Once built, U.S. government biologists found the plant’s superheated mirrors were killing birds. In April, biologists working for the state estimated that 3,500 birds died at Ivanpah in the span of a year, many of them burned alive while flying through a part of the solar installment where air temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore

 

 

 

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Facebook is watching and tracking you more than you probably realize

Facebook is watching and tracking you more than you probably realize

Here’s how to keep advertisers from tracking your activity on Facebook.

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Whenever you’re on Facebook, do you ever get the feeling that you’re being watched? An ad pops up that’s right up your alley, or three new articles show up in your feed that are similar to something you’ve just clicked on.

Sometimes it seems like Facebook knows you personally, and that’s because it does. It has algorithms that track what you like, watch and click on. That information is then passed along to Facebook advertisers.

Facebook itself isn’t the only culprit. Tons of companies use Facebook’s platform as a way to track you. In fact, right now there a probably dozens of companies that are watching your posts, storing your profile information and more, without you even realizing it. Today, I’m going to tell you how to stop it.

How did this happen in the first place?

When Facebook first started out, people rushed to the platform because of the many perks that it offered. One of those perks, and probably the most appealing, was the fact that Facebook was entirely ad-free. You could use the platform to connect with family and friends without being bothered by someone trying to sell you something.

Well, like they say, “All good things must come to an end.”  Eventually, Facebook began selling ads like everyone else. And that’s when everything changed.

People realized that Facebook provided a treasure trove of information for advertisers. By clicking “like” users were telling companies exactly what they wanted — more of this, less of that, please. This led to the big data tracking we now see.

Three sneaky ways companies are tracking you:

Most people understand that Facebook is tracking their preferences whenever they use the app. But, few realize they’re being tracked in other ways too. And, that’s what these third-party companies are banking on. If you don’t know you’re being tracked, then you won’t ask them to stop. So, here are three things to watch out for.

Facebook apps: This is when you receive a request to play a Facebook game your friends are obsessed with, and you decide to sign up. If you’ve ever done this before, then you’ve allowed that app developer track you. These third-party apps integrate with your Facebook profile and generally have permission to pull whatever information they want. And although you can edit what information they can access, very few people do.

Facebook logins: This is when you visit a site and it says “Log in with Facebook,” and you do, then you’re letting that company track you.

Friends’ apps monitoring you: Even if you didn’t download an app, Facebook’s default settings allow apps your friends have installed to also see YOU. It’s pretty scary.

How to stop it from happening:

You might be wondering why this even matters, and how it really impacts you personally. The easiest way to answer those questions is to point out all of those big data breaches you hear about almost daily. Hackers rarely waste time on individuals these days. They’ve got much bigger fish to fry. Large retailers, for example – or the databases where these third-party companies store the information they’ve gathered. That’s why everyone should take these steps to protect their private information.

Review and edit installed apps: To see what apps you’ve installed over the years, open Facebook in your browser, click the down arrow in the upper right corner and select “Settings.” Then click on the “Apps” header in the left column.

To see what information an app is accessing, click the pencil icon next to any of the apps to see and edit the settings. The first setting lets you set who can see that you use the app. It defaults to “Only Me,” so it isn’t a big deal. Below it, however, is another story.

In the case of Skype, for example, it pulls your public profile information along with your list of friends, email address, birthday and hometown.

Remember that this information is being stored on a third-party server. Not every app developer is going to have Microsoft-level security, and hackers are good at turning tiny pieces of stolen information into big gains.

If you want to keep using the app, you can deselect certain items, such as your email address. Be aware that won’t remove the information from the app developer’s servers, however. If you change your email address in the future, however, the developer won’t get the new one.

Remove apps you don’t use: If you don’t want to use the app anymore, you can click the “Remove app” link at the bottom of the page. Just remember that this won’t automatically remove your information from the app developer’s servers. For that you’ll need to contact the app developer directly. Facebook has a link for more information on this under the “Remove info collected by the app” section in the app’s settings.

Turn off apps completely: If you’ve deleted all the apps, and you’re not keen on accidentally installing more in the future, you can turn off the app platform completely. Just note you won’t be able to install apps or log in to third-party sites using Facebook until you turn this back on.

To turn off the app platform, go back to the App Settings page. Under “Apps, Websites and Plugins,” click the “Edit” button. At first, this just looks like a way to disable app notifications and invites from other people, which is a big help on its own. However, you’ll want to click the “Disable Platform” link in the bottom left corner.

Facebook gives you the standard warning about what disabling the platform does. If you’re OK with it, click the “Disable Platform” button. Again, this won’t remove information that app developers might have collected about you already.

Stop logging into sites using Facebook: In the future, when you’re adding an app or logging into a website try to avoid logging in with Facebook. But, if you must use Facebook to log in, then look for the “Log in Anonymously” or “Guest” option so it won’t share your information.

Stop friends’ apps from seeing your info: Apps can still get your information through your friends. By default as your friends install apps, those apps have permission to grab whatever info about you your friends can see.

To put a stop to this, go back to the App Settings page. Then under “Apps Others Use” click the “Edit” button.

You’ll see everything that your friends’ apps can see about you. Go through and uncheck every option listed on the page, and then click “Save.” Now companies can’t track new information about you.

Apps aren’t the only worry you’ll run into on Facebook. Recently I told you how scammers use Facebook like-farming can put your privacy at risk. Find out how like-farming works and how you can avoid it.

If you want to like something safe that will also bring you the latest news and updates to stay ahead of the game in your digital life, head over to my Facebook page at Facebook.com/KimKomando and click the like button.

On the Kim Komando Show, the nation’s largest weekend radio talk show, Kim takes calls and dispenses advice on today’s digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, free newsletters and more, visit her website at Komando.com. Email her at techcomments@usatoday.com.

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy

Google’s Ivanpah Crony-Funded Project Seeks Ways To Fake Energy Output After Already Faking Output with Outside Generators

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy

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Michael Bastasch

 

California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds.

The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would. The plant only generated 45 percent of expected power in 2014 and only 68 percent in 2015, according to government data.

And it does all this at a cost of $200 per megawatt hour — nearly six times the cost of electricity from natural gas-fired power plants. Interestingly enough, Ivanpah uses natural gas to supplement its solar production.

These disappointing results at high prices could be the solar plant’s undoing. California Energy Commission regulators hoped the plant would help the state get 33 percent of its electricity from green sources, but now the plant could be shut down for not meeting its production promises.

Ivanpah — which is owned by BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy and Google — uses more than 170,000 large mirrors, or heliostats, to reflect sunlight towards water boilers set atop 450-foot towers that create steam to turn giant turbines and generate electricity.

The plant was financed by $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy in 2011. When the solar plant opened in 2014, it was hailed as a great achievement by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

“This project speaks for itself,” Moniz said when the project went online in early 2014. “Just look at the 170,000 shining heliostat mirrors and the three towers that would dwarf the Statue of Liberty.”

“Ivanpah is the largest solar thermal energy facility in the world with 392 MW of capacity — meaning it can produce enough renewable electricity to power nearly 100,000 homes,” Moniz said.

Moniz’s optimism aside, the project faced huge problems from the beginning. NRG Energy asked the federal government for a $539 million federal grant to help pay off the $1.6 billion loan it got from the Energy Department.

NRG Energy said the plant had only produced about one-quarter of its expected output in the months after it opened. The company needed an infusion of cash to help keep the project afloat.

That was only the beginning of the company’s problems. Environmentalists quickly attacked the project for killing thousands of birds since it opened. Many birds were incinerated by the intense heat being reflected off Ivanpah’s heliostats.

The Associated Press cited statistics presented by environmentalists in 2014 that “about a thousand… to 28,000” birds are incinerated by Ivanpah’s heliostats every year.

“Forensic Lab staff observed a falcon or falcon-like bird with a plume of smoke arising from the tail as it passed through the flux field,” according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report from 2014.

“Immediately after encountering the flux, the bird exhibited a controlled loss of stability and altitude but was able to cross the perimeter fence before landing,” FWS reported.

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Pilots have also reported seeing a “nearly blinding” glare emanating from Ivanpah while flying over the solar plant. The Sandia National Laboratory reported in 2014 Ivanpah was “sufficient to cause significant ocular impact (potential for after-image) up to a distance of ~6 miles.”

“At distances greater than ~6 miles (10 km), a low potential for after-image exists from the heliostat glare as a result of the reduced retinal irradiance and subtended angles,” Sandia reported. “It should be noted that two of the authors who were in the helicopter qualitatively confirmed these results after observing the glare. The pilot acknowledged that the glare was very bright, but he also stated that it did not impair his flying ability since he was aware of the glare and avoided looking in that direction when flying over [Ivanpah].”

Update: California regulators announced Thursday that Ivanpah would have until the end of July to produce more power or face shut down. 

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TESLA “announces results” of fake safety review but leaves out key incriminating data

TESLA “announces results” of fake safety review but leaves out key incriminating data

By Andrew Weber – Green Car Retorts

Today Tesla announced that the latest horrific vehicle-melting fire of the Tesla Model S in Norway, which delivered a nasty surprise on New Year’s Day, was “just an accident” from faulty manufacturing.

This appears to be the latest in the constant Tesla smoke-screens designed to cover-up a litany of defects with Tesla and with Elon Musk’s entire corrupt operation.

Tesla’s battery pack is constantly looking for any excuse to blow up and release toxic fumes. That is the plain fact of the matter.

The Deadly Lithium Ion Battery

Lithium ion batteries are blowing up, starting fires and, generally, destroying people’s homes, cars, electronics and physical health. Boeing was ordered to stop flying the 787 Dreamliner because it’s Lithium ion batteries are catching fire spontaneously.

A group of silicon valley venture capitalists forced/leveraged the government to buy and pay for these specific batteries ( Silicon Valley billionaires own the lithium ion Cartel), in order to benefit their profit margins. Other batteries don’t have these problems. Silicon Valley knew about this from day one, but those snarky billionaires put greed ahead of safety. There are thousands and thousands of reports of spontaneous lithium ion fires, but the Silicon Valley campaign billionaires, who back lithium ion, pay to keep this information hushed up.

Millions of these batteries have been recalled for fire risk. The VC’s tried to dump as many of them as they could (into hoverboards and Musk’s “home energy pack”) before they got caught. Now they are caught. These VC’s own stock in lithium mining companies in Afghanistan and really like the Afghan war.

These links show vast sets of Fisker electric cars that burst into flames just because they GOT WET:

http://updates.jalopnik.com/post/34669789863/more-than-a-dozen-fisker-karma-hybrids-caught-fire-
and
http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/12/fisker-flambe-second-karma-spontaneously-combusts-w-video/

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/05/how-sandy-may-have-set-17-plug-in-hybrids-on-fire/

Fisker Karma spontaneously combusts

http://cbdakota.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/fisker-karmas-catch-fire-following-inundation-by-sandy/

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/12/fisker-karma-hyrbid-ev-second-fire/

http://www.techfever.net/2012/08/fisker-karma-hybrid-ev-ignites-while-parked/

http://evmc2.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/fisker-karma-fire-report/

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/karma-burns-owners-mansion/

http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/11/1/Karmas-Ignite-After-Hurricane-Floods-Newark-Port-7711437/

There are hundreds of other links proving the point., ie: http://lithium-ion.weebly.com

Tesla Motors has filed a patent which states the following, THESE ARE TESLA MOTORS WORDS warning about a crisis, the level of which they never disclosed to the consumer:

“Thermal runaway is of major concern since a single incident can lead to significant property damage and, in some circumstances, bodily harm or loss of life. When a battery undergoes thermal runaway, it typically emits a large quantity of smoke, jets of flaming liquid electrolyte, and sufficient heat to lead to the combustion and destruction of materials in close proximity to the cell. If the cell undergoing thermal runaway is surrounded by one or more additional cells as is typical in a battery pack, then a single thermal runaway event can quickly lead to the thermal runaway of multiple cells which, in turn, can lead to much more extensive collateral damage. Regardless of whether a single cell or multiple cells are undergoing this phenomenon, if the initial fire is not extinguished immediately, subsequent fires may be caused that dramatically expand the degree of property damage. For example, the thermal runaway of a battery within an unattended laptop will likely result in not only the destruction of the laptop, but also at least partial destruction of its surroundings, e.g., home, office, car, laboratory, etc. If the laptop is on-board an aircraft, for example within the cargo hold or a luggage compartment, the ensuing smoke and fire may lead to an emergency landing or, under more dire conditions, a crash landing. Similarly, the thermal runaway of one or more batteries within the battery pack of a hybrid or electric vehicle may destroy not only the car, but may lead to a car wreck if the car is being driven or the destruction of its surroundings if the car is parked. “  WTF!!! THESE ARE TESLA MOTORS OWN WORDS

Tesla’s own staff have now admitted that once a lithium ion fire gets started in one of their cars, it is almost impossible to extinguish burning lithium ion material.

In Fact, in the Malibu, California Tesla Fire the Tesla Driver was burned alive and his body rendered “unrecognizable” according to fire officials who found him melted into a ball of molten plastic, alloy and battery debris.

Telsa’s own words in THEIR patent filing say that the risk is monumental.  Tesla has 6800 lithium ion batteries, any one of which can explode and start a chain reaction! If you look at all of the lithium ion danger movies you will see how easy it is to set these things into failure mode. They even get more flammable as they age.

Imagine a car crash with a Tesla where these 6800 batteries get slammed all over and then exposed to rain, fire hose water, water on the roads, cooling system liquid.. OMG!!

Musk has no morals. This is clear from the following article:

IS ELON MUSK A MOBSTER AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION RACKETEER?

Numerous parties would like this answered, in public, in front of a Grand Jury, A DOJ Special Prosecutor and a public federal court trial, but Elon Musk has spent vast amounts of money in order to delay the justice system from bring him to such a hearing.
The Following inquiries, though, should serve to resolve the issue.
All of the following questions have now been FAXED, EMAILED, U.S. POSTAL SERVICED MAILED to Elon Musk at his homes and offices and to the corporate offices of the companies and U.S. Senators that he owns. He is now fully aware that answers for each of the following questions is required from him. It is no longer possible for him to not have immediate answers to these questions should you encounter him in-person, at a conference or in a broadcast news interview.
If you see him, ask him: “Elon…
Why was Tesla located on the same geological land, next door to, FBI-raided Solyndra?
1. Did Senator Dianne Feinstein ever have a personal meeting with you?
2. Did you or your staff ever promise, or deliver, any favors or items of value to Senator Dianne Feinstein
3. Did you or your staff ever promise, or deliver, any favors or items of value to Senator Harry Reid?
4. Have you, or any family members or friends ever placed money in a family trust fund that originally came from the U.S. Treasury?
5. Had you ever met Steven Chu, Steve Spinner, Alison Spinner, Matt Rogers or Jonathan Silver before they were appointed to run the U.S. Department of Energy?
6. Did you ever say, in a recorded conversation, that the NUMMI factory made no sense for Tesla to occupy?
7. What is your relationship with Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein and his real estate company CBRE?
8. When your Tesla and Powerwall batteries explode, do they release any toxic fumes? How many different kinds of toxic fumes do they release? In what year were you aware of these toxic fumes. Did your employee: Bernard Tse, ever warn you about these toxic fumes?
9. Did you, or your associates ever benefit from lithium mining in the Afghanistan War?
10. Did three of your employees suddenly die in a plane crash? What engineering information did they have about Tesla Motors?
11. Did your patent filings include any language which specifically and intimately disclosed the deadly danger of your batteries? Please quote those paragraphs from your very own patent filings that you were forced to give away for free because they were rendered value-less by those disclosures?
12. The news stories said that, even though you were a billionaire, you got over thirty billion dollars in taxpayer-funded handouts from California and Federal government officials in hard cash, tax waivers, free NASA buildings, government jet fuel, credits, stock market pumps and other things; Did you get all of this free cash in exchange for conduit-ing campaign funding for Obama, Reid and Feinstein?
13. Were you involved in the death of your competitor: Gary D. Conley?
14. Does Google rig search engine results about you because they covertly co-own some of your assets? Do Twitter and Google hype up PR aggrandizement about you and hide negative news stories about you?
15. Have you hidden money from state and federal tax collection in off-shore tax evasion schemes?
16. Do you hire troll-farms, click-farms and meat-puppet fake bloggers to write self-glory statements about you on reddit, twitter, facebook and other social media?
17. Have Tesla’s killed anybody? How many people have died in, or near a Tesla, ever? Do you run cover-ups about the deaths?

IVANPAH SOLAR SOLYNDRA-LIKE PROJECT IN CALIFORNIA FOUND TO BE CRONY KICK-BACK SCAM.

IVANPAH SOLAR SOLYNDRA-LIKE PROJECT IN CALIFORNIA FOUND TO BE CRONY KICK-BACK SCAM.

 

 

  • ENERGY DEPT. BEGS THEM NOT TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS WHILE THEIR BENEFACTOR OBAMA IS STILL IN OFFICE

  • TECHNOLOGY FAILED SO BAD THAT OUTSIDE OLD-SCHOOL GENERATORS HAD TO BE TRUCKED IN TO FAKE THE ENERGY OUTPUT

  • MISSED EVERY MILESTONE

  • THOUGHT TO BE A MATERIALS AND STOCK MARKET SKIM SCAM

  • GOOGLE, AS BOTH OBAMA FINANCIER AND PAYOLA RECIPIENT, DEEP IN THE MIX

 

 

As warned by this paper and many others, years before Ivanpah broke ground or fried any birds, the technical numbers for Ivanpah make no sense and could not have passed Department of Energy “Due Diligence” unless a kick-back scheme was underway. The technical facts showed, back then, that Ivanpah could never succeed.

 

 

The “give us some more time” plea by Ivanpah is actually a plea from the Obama offices to “Please not go belly up on my watch.”

 

 

 

Cloudy days for solar thermal

 

 

by Drew Thornley

 

 

“$2.2 billion California project generates 40% of expected electricity” This past weekend’s Wall Street Journal has some unsurprising news about solar-thermal technology. Excerpts to follow, but, in short: It’s very expensive to build, it doesn’t deliver nearly the amount of projected power, and it kills birds: The $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar power project in California’s Mojave Desert is supposed to be generating more than a million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. But 15 months after starting up, the plant is producing just 40% of that, according to data from the U.S. Energy Department.

 

 

Built by BrightSource Energy Inc. and operated by NRG Energy Inc., Ivanpah has been advertised as more reliable than a traditional solar panel farm, in part, because it more closely resembles conventional power plants that burn coal or natural gas. NRG co-owns the plant with Google Inc. and other investors. Turns out, there is a lot more to go wrong with the new technology. Replacing broken equipment and learning better ways to operate the complex assortment of machinery has stalled Ivanpah’s ability to reach full potential, said Randy Hickok, a senior vice president at NRG. One big miscalculation was that the power plant requires far more steam to run smoothly and efficiently than originally thought, according to a document filed with the California Energy Commission. Instead of ramping up the plant each day before sunrise by burning one hour’s worth of natural gas to generate steam, Ivanpah needs more than four times that much help from fossil fuels to get the plant humming every morning. Another “unexpected” problem: not enough sun. Weather predictions for the area underestimated the amount of cloud cover that has blanketed Ivanpah since it went into service in 2013. Ivanpah isn’t the only new solar-thermal project struggling to energize the grid. A large mirror-powered plant built in Arizona almost two years ago by Abengoa SA of Spain has also had its share of hiccups. Designed to deliver a million megawatt hours of power annually, the plant is putting out roughly half that, federal data show. Solar-thermal developers including Abengoa and BrightSource continue to build new plants in South Africa, Chile and China.

 

 

But Lucas Davis, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, says it is unlikely more U.S. projects will gain traction as utilities opt for cheaper solar farms that use panels. “I don’t expect a lot of solar thermal to get built. It’s just too expensive,” he said. American solar farms generate nearly 16 million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. That satisfies less than 1% of U.S. electricity demand, but six times the amount of power that solar-thermal plants currently produce. And the vast arrays of solar panels that blanket the ground cost roughly half as much to build as new mirror-powered plants, according to the U.S. Energy Department. Electricity prices from new solar farms average around 5 cents a kilowatt-hour, according to GTM Research, which tracks renewable energy markets. That compares with between 12 and 25 cents a kilowatt-hour for electricity generated by the Ivanpah power plant, state and federal data show. The Ivanpah plant was delayed several months and had millions of dollars in cost overruns because of wildlife protections for the endangered Desert Tortoise. Once built, U.S. government biologists found the plant’s superheated mirrors were killing birds. In April, biologists working for the state estimated that 3,500 birds died at Ivanpah in the span of a year, many of them burned alive while flying through a part of the solar installment where air temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore

 

 

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down … – The Daily Caller

 

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11 hours ago … The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it … agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/17/obam%5B…%5D-down-for-not-producing-enough-energy/

 

 

 

More Problems for CSP: Ivanpah Solar Plant Falling Short of …

 

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30 Oct 2014 … Ivanpah is the largest solar thermal energy facility in the world with 392 MW … percent of the plant’s cost (news first reported in the Wall Street Journal). …. If anti -nukes would stop crippling nuclear power, we could have a 1000 …

 

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles%5B…%5Dort-of-expected-electricity-production

 

 

 

A birds-eye view of the bird scorching Ivanpah solar …

 

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Aug 17, 2014 · At the start of the weekend, and quite by accident, I found myself aloft and looking directly into the glare of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

 

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/18/%5B…%5Dd-scorching-ivanpah-solar-power-plant/

 

Ivanpah Solar Plant May Be Forced to Shut Down | 17.03.16 …

 

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http://www.finanzen.at/nachrichten/akt%5B…%5Dant-May-Be-Forced-to-Shut-Down-4784350

 

FAIL: Ivanpah solar power plant not producing enough electricity …

 

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http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/03/17/%5B…%5Dmay-be-forced-to-close/comment-page-1/

 

Ivanpah Solar Compliance – Basin and Range Watch

 

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http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/Ivanpah-Updates-3.html

 

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Inside the Secret Life of Google’s Tech VC and His $10 Million Anal Sex Slave Infidelity

 

Michael Goguen has departed Sequoia Capital after facing sex abuse allegations.

 

Lizette Chapman @lizette_chapman

 

 

 

 

Michael Goguen in 2012.

 

Photographer: Lido Vizzutti/Flathead Beacon

 

 

 

Michael Goguen liked his privacy.

 

In the world of startups, full of bombast and self-promotion, the soft-spoken venture partner at Sequoia Capital specialized in quieter, more technical areas: He vetted networking, infrastructure, and security technologies for the firm before he departed abruptly last week. He spent millions of dollars to build a secluded, 32,000-square-foot getaway in Whitefish, Mont., complete with a racquetball court, underground shooting range, karate room, and 12-sided swimming pool. He kept a low social media profile, too: a bare bones LinkedIn profile, no blog, no Twitter account, and no Snapchat profile.

 

He also had a secret. But it turns out privacy had a price, and Goguen was not willing to pay the full amount. On March 8, Amber Laurel Baptiste sued Goguen for breach of contract, saying he owes her $30 million in addition to the $10 million he gave her in 2014. She also alleges that over the past 13 years, he sexually abused her and made her his sex slave after promising to rescue her from the human traffickers that brought her to the U.S.

 

Goguen, 52, says the relationship was consensual. In a graphic countersuit filed March 14, he provides what he says is e-mail and text message evidence showing she was a willing participant who became increasingly vengeful when he wouldn’t make a greater commitment to her. The $40 million contract, both agree, was to stop Baptiste, 36, from going forward with a personal injury lawsuit that would have alleged he caused her bodily harm during sex. Goguen calls it extortion.

 

Sequoia Capital, where he had been a partner for 20 years, quickly severed all ties with Goguen and scrubbed him from their firm’s site. (Goguen’s lawyer, Diane Doolittle, says that it was a mutual decision to part ways.) It’s now seeking replacements for him on the boards of 11 companies, including Cumulus Networks and R2 Semiconductor. In a statement, the firm said, “We didn’t learn about these claims until March 10th, after they were filed in court. We understand that these allegations of serious improprieties are unproven and unrelated to Sequoia. Nevertheless, we decided that Mike’s departure was the appropriate course of action.”

 

Goguen did not respond to a request to comment for this article, but in a post on LinkedIn on Saturday, he wrote: “My departure allows me to focus with full force on clearing my name and vigorously pursuing justice.”

 

 

 

Growing up in Bedford, Mass., Goguen loved going on hunting trips with his dad in the mountains of Maine despite temperatures that sometimes dropped to minus 10 degrees, according to an interview he gave to the Whitefish Pilot in 2012. The lanky teenager with a winning smile was attracted to highly technical engineering challenges and opted to pursue a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1986 before going on to earn his master’s in the same field from Stanford University. He didn’t go to business school or specialize in the high-octane networking that many other venture capitalist have perfected to build careers.

 

After Stanford, Goguen worked for a string of companies, including minicomputer maker Digital Equipment Corporation, which was acquired by Compaq and later merged with Hewlett-Packard. He also held positions at networking equipment company SynOptics Networking and Bay Networks—both also now defunct.

 

In 1996, when Goguen was 32, he joined Sequoia. One of the most respected venture firms in the world, Sequoia made a name for itself by backing Cisco, Apple, Google, and PayPal. The firm, which employs no female investing partners in the U.S., faced outrage on Twitter when, in December, Chairman Mike Moritz told Bloomberg TV that the firm wouldn’t lower its standards to hire a woman partner (he later amended his statement).

 

The partners are tight. They meet every Monday for sometimes as long as 12 hours, and they decide all matters as a group, unlike many firms where more senior partners have the final say. Although each partner has a focus, they are slow to take credit for delivering the outsize returns that make venture capital famous.

 

“Fame relates to a different personal need which I don’t think is very dominant around here,” Goguen told the Daily Deal in 2000. “Sequoia operates as a tightly integrated team as opposed to a loose collection of stars.” In his time at Sequoia, Goguen was a part of several major deals, including FireEye’s initial public offering and the acquisition of Virident Systems for $685 million.

 

The firm parted ways swiftly and completely, says a person familiar with the matter, because Goguen showed “poor judgment” in signing the contract and then keeping it a secret from the others. Secrecy from other partners is a decidedly un-Sequoia value.

 

 

 

In 1999, Goguen divorced his first wife Lynne Izicki, with whom he had two children. Goguen met Baptiste at Baby Dolls Saloon, a Dallas strip club where she was working, in 2002. They began spending time together, according to both Baptiste’s suit and Goguen’s countersuit.

 

Goguen married again. That marriage, to Melinda Rose, lasted a few years, and after it was over, Goguen remarried again. His third wife, Jordana Crisel Woodland, is an actress and entrepreneur who is the chief executive officer of lingerie company Naked Princess Worldwide. The pair, who have since divorced, have three children together.  

 

While juggling three wives, five kids, and at least a dozen board seats over 13 years, Goguen maintained a relationship with Baptiste. In his countersuit, Goguen says they got together only a few times a year, mostly at the behest of Baptiste; she says he begged to see her.

 

Goguen struggled to remain private. In her lawsuit, Baptiste alleges that during their relationship, Goguen used the name “Mark Smith” to conceal his identity. She also claims that in 2010 he requested Baptiste form two companies—Je Ne Se Que Enterprises LLC and charitable organization Every Girl Counts—so he could wire money directly to her without his wife knowing.

 

According to Baptiste’s civil suit and his countersuit, Goguen agreed to pay Baptiste to keep quiet and go away. Both agree that after a $10 million installment, Goguen didn’t want to hand over any more money. “Enough is enough,” Goguen said in his countersuit.

 

 

 

About a decade ago, Goguen built a private retreat on a hill in rural Montana overlooking Whitefish Lake and the Flathead Valley some 20 minutes from Glacier National Park. He named the place Two Bear Ranch and constructed a New England-style covered bridge over the railroad running along the lake to link his house with the beach. “It’s like a castle,” one worker on the house, Paul Krause, told the Missoula Independent in 2004, as locals traded rumors about who the mystery owner was.

 

Whitefish is a small mountain town, and it didn’t take residents long to get to know Goguen. Even among such celebrities as NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, actor Jim Nabors (aka Gomer Pyle), and singer Justin Bieber, who are frequent visitors, Goguen stood out. Over the years, he gave tens of millions to local charities, supporting public trails, a fitness center, a music school, skateboard park, food bank, and a saloon in the heart of downtown.  

 

“He’s a great asset for the Whitefish community,” then-governor Brian Schweitzer told the Flathead Beacon, a Montana newspaper, in 2012, after Goguen donated more than $10 million to a state land trust and spent about the same amount to create a high-end helicopter search-and-rescue program for the community. “I’m proud that I know him as a friend, and I’m proud that I know him as a neighbor.” Schweitzer did not respond to a request to comment for this article.

 

Jordan White, a longtime backcountry coroner who now runs Two Bear Air, said on Tuesday that the helicopter donation was unprecedented. “It changed the course of our community and our state,” he said.

 

Goguen has also been a big political donor, giving more than $250,000 into the super-PAC backing John Kasich’s presidential bid and another $90,000 to other Republican campaigns. On Tuesday, the super-PAC, New Day for America, told Yahoo News the money would be donated to charity.

 

Goguen, White said, is just a “normal guy” who “dresses the same and drives the same car” as anyone else in town. In Whitefish, Goguen said in 2012, “It’s easy to forget the external stresses or problems you’re wrestling with in day-to-day life.”

 

(A previous version of this story was corrected in the ninth paragraph to show that Sequoia Capital has no female investment partners in the U.S.)

 

Horrific Google Anal Sex Slave Case Uncovers Twisted Perversions Of Google Executives

 

 

 

By Samantha Conners – APT

 

 

 

Michael Goguen, Google’s married senior investor, “sexually and physically” abused Amber Laurel Baptiste with constant anal sex over more than 13 years after picking her up at a Texas strip club. His company: Sequoia Capital, has had other run-ins with cheating married executives, escorts and tax evasion schemes, per legal filings.

 

Eric Schmidt, the head of Google, proclaimed that he would have a “open marriage” where he could have sex any time, with anybody, and is documented in a ream of news articles and video regarding his fifteen million dollar “sex penthouse” in New York.

 

Sergey Brin, another head of Google, is featured in numerous news articles for his “three way sex romp” with multiple Google employees forcing one employee to move to China to escape him.

 

A married Google senior executive named Hayes, who helped rig Google’s searches for political clients, was murdered on his “sex yacht” by his prostitute, which other Google executives had used.

 

Ravi Kumar, another VC associated with Google Executives, was also murdered by a pack of hookers and pimps that frequented his Silicon Valley home.

 

Valley Girls was a private escort service that used Stanford Co-eds to service the sexual kinks of Google executives.

 

Ellen Pao famously sued Google founding investor John Doerr, and his company Kleiner Perkins, for sexual abuse.

 

Google employee divorce filings hold the Silicon Valley record for use of the word “abuse” as one of the reasons given in the legal papers filed to initiate the divorce.

 

The list of kinky, twisted, bizarre sexual antics of Google executives, and their investors, goes on for pages and pages…

 

Google seems to attract the most twisted, perverted, morally decrepit men in the world.

 

One has to wonder why, of all the large companies on Earth, only Google got to place the majority of it’s people in the White House? That’s right, Nike doesn’t have it’s people in the White House. Macy’s doesn’t either. Neither does Chevron, or John Deere tractor or any other company on Earth.

 

Only Google, exclusively and uniquely, had all of their people placed in the White House and top federal agency lead positions. What’s up with that? Were they selected because of their technical skills or their ability to make people bend over?

 

An addiction to dirty sexual perversions are not the only illicit trends that Google folks display. The Google investors are members of a financing cartel called the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). This group of frat boy elitists got busted for running the “Angelgate” scandal in which they were documented rigging, colluding, black-listing and contriving the whole Silicon Valley start-up industry.

 

Then they were caught again when Eric Schmidt, Mr. “Sex Penthouse” and the head of Google, wrote emails ordering a conspiracy against Silicon Valley engineers. This “No Poaching” conspiracy got the Silicon Valley VC’s sued in a class-action lawsuit, which the VC’s lost. The Google founder’s best friend: Jacques Littlefield, kept the world’s largest private fully functional military tank squadron, in fully operational status, hidden in vast warehouses in his Silicon Valley estate in Woodside, California. He said he had this arsenal: “just in case”. Does Google make white frat house men insane or does it draw the crazy ones to it?

 

The FBI is finally crunching down on these people. After so many years of the White House ordering the FBI to leave the Google VC’s and Silicon Valley perverts alone, it was just getting plain embarrassing for the FBI. The audacious impunity with which Google, and it’s friends, engaged in tax evasion, importing hookers, bribery, stock market rigging, anti-trust schemes and other crimes has become so overt, in the media, that it was created a spotlight on federal law enforcements avoidance of prosecution of the shenanigans of the Google crowd.

 

 

 

 

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Are Elon Musk’s Crimes Being Covered-Up On Orders From The White House?

Are Elon Musk’s Crimes Being Covered-Up On Orders From The White House?

IS ELON MUSK A MOBSTER AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION RACKETEER?

Numerous parties would like this answered, in public, in front of a Grand Jury, A DOJ Special Prosecutor and a public federal court trial, but Elon Musk has spent vast amounts of money in order to delay the justice system from bring him to such a hearing.

The Following inquiries, though, should serve to resolve the issue.

All of the following questions have now been FAXED, EMAILED, U.S. POSTAL SERVICED MAILED to Elon Musk at his homes and offices and to the corporate offices of the companies and U.S. Senators that he owns. He is now fully aware that answers for each of the following questions is required from him. It is no longer possible for him to not have immediate answers to these questions should you encounter him in-person, at a conference or in a broadcast news interview.

If you see him, ask him: “Elon…

  1. Did Senator Dianne Feinstein ever have a personal meeting with you?
  2. Did you or your staff ever promise, or deliver, any favors or items of value to Senator Dianne Feinstein
  3. Did you or your staff ever promise, or deliver, any favors or items of value to Senator Harry Reid?
  4. Have you, or any family members or friends ever placed money in a family trust fund that originally came from the U.S. Treasury?
  5. Had you ever met Steven Chu, Steve Spinner, Alison Spinner, Matt Rogers or Jonathan Silver before they were appointed to run the U.S. Department of Energy?
  6. Did you ever say, in a recorded conversation, that the NUMMI factory made no sense for Tesla to occupy?
  7. What is your relationship with Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein and his real estate company CBRE?
  8. When your Tesla and Powerwall batteries explode, do they release any toxic fumes? How many different kinds of toxic fumes do they release? In what year were you aware of these toxic fumes. Did your employee: Bernard Tse, ever warn you about these toxic fumes?
  9. Did you, or your associates ever benefit from lithium mining in the Afghanistan War?
  10. Did three of your employees suddenly die in a plane crash? What engineering information did they have about Tesla Motors?
  11. Did your patent filings include any language which specifically and intimately disclosed the deadly danger of your batteries? Please quote those paragraphs from your very own patent filings that you were forced to give away for free because they were rendered value-less by those disclosures?
  12. The news stories said that, even though you were a billionaire, you got over thirty billion dollars in taxpayer-funded handouts from California and Federal government officials in hard cash, tax waivers, free NASA buildings, government jet fuel, credits, stock market pumps and other things; Did you get all of this free cash in exchange for conduit-ing campaign funding for Obama, Reid and Feinstein?
  13. Were you involved in the death of your competitor: Gary D. Conley?
  14. Does Google rig search engine results about you because they covertly co-own some of your assets? Do Twitter and Google hype up PR aggrandizement about you and hide negative news stories about you?
  15. Have you hidden money from state and federal tax collection in off-shore tax evasion schemes?
  16. Do you hire troll-farms, click-farms and meat-puppet fake bloggers to write self-glory statements about you on reddit, twitter, facebook and other social media?
  17. Have Tesla’s killed anybody? How many people have died in, or near a Tesla, ever? Do you run cover-ups about the deaths?
  18. Why was Tesla located on the same geological land, next door to, FBI-raided Solyndra?
     
    ….(More questions to be added, as submitted, and hot-linked to back-ground details, as they come in…)

APPLE Tells DOJ/White House to Put it Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Apple’s Response To DOJ: Your Filing Is Full Of Blatantly Misleading Claims And Outright Falsehoods

from the no-love-lost dept – TECH DIRT

As expected, Apple has now responded to the DOJ in the case about whether or not it can be forced to write code to break its own security features to help the FBI access the encrypted work iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino attackers. As we noted, the DOJ’s filing was chock-full of blatantly misleading claims, and Apple was flabbergasted by just how ridiculous that filing was. That comes through in this response.

The government attempts to rewrite history by portraying the Act as an all-powerful magic wand rather than the limited procedural tool it is. As theorized by the government, the Act can authorize any and all relief except in two situations: (1) where Congress enacts a specific statute prohibiting the precise action (i.e., says a court may not “order a smartphone manufacturer to remove barriers to accessing stored data on a particular smartphone,” … or (2) where the government seeks to “arbitrarily dragoon[]” or “forcibly deputize[]” “random citizens” off the street…. Thus, according to the government, short of kidnapping or breaking an express law, the courts can order private parties to do virtually anything the Justice Department and FBI can dream up. The Founders would be appalled.

The Founders would be appalled. That’s quite a statement.

Apple also slams the DOJ for insisting that this really is all about the one iPhone and that the court should ignore the wider precedent, citing FBI Director James Comey’s own statements:

It has become crystal clear that this case is not about a “modest” order and a “single iPhone,” Opp. 1, as the FBI Director himself admitted when testifying before Congress two weeks ago. Ex. EE at 35 [FBI Director James Comey, Encryption Hr’g] (“[T]he broader question we’re talking about here goes far beyond phones or far beyond any case. This collision between public safety and privacy—the courts cannot resolve that.”). Instead, this case hinges on a contentious policy issue about how society should weigh what law enforcement officials want against the widespread repercussions and serious risks their demands would create. “Democracies resolve such tensions through robust debate” among the people and their elected representatives, Dkt. 16-8 [Comey, Going Dark], not through an unprecedented All Writs Act proceeding.

Apple then, repeatedly, points out where the DOJ selectively quoted, misquoted or misleadingly quoted arguments in its favor. For example:

The government misquotes Bank of the United States v. Halstead,…, for the proposition that “‘[t]he operation of [the Act]’” should not be limited “‘to that which it would have had in the year 1789.’” … (misquoting Halstead, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) at 62) (alterations are the government’s). But what the Court actually said was that the “operation of an execution”—the ancient common law writ of “venditioni exponas”—is not limited to that “which it would have had in the year 1789.” … see also… (“That executions are among the writs hereby authorized to be issued, cannot admit of a doubt . . . .”). The narrow holding of Halstead was that the Act (and the Process Act of 1792) allowed courts “to alter the form of the process of execution.” … (courts are not limited to the form of the writ of execution “in use in the Supreme Courts of the several States in the year 1789”). The limited “power given to the Courts over their process is no more than authorizing them to regulate and direct the conduct of the Marshal, in the execution of the process.”

The authority to alter the process by which courts issue traditional common law writs is not authority to invent entirely new writs with no common law analog. But that is precisely what the government is asking this Court to do: The Order requiring Apple to create software so that the FBI can hack into the iPhone has no common law analog.

The filing then goes step by step in pointing out how the government is wrong about almost everything. The DOJ, for example, kept insisting that CALEA doesn’t apply at all to Apple, but Apple points out that the DOJ just seems to be totally misreading the law:

Contrary to the government’s assertion that its request merely “brush[es] up against similar issues” to CALEA…, CALEA, in fact, has three critical limitations—two of which the government ignores entirely—that preclude the relief the government seeks…. First, CALEA prohibits law enforcement agencies from requiring “electronic communication service” providers to adopt “any specific design of equipment, facilities, services, features, or system configurations . . . .” The term “electronic communication service” provider is broadly defined to encompass Apple. … (“any service which provides to users thereof the ability to send or receive wire or electronic communications”). Apple is an “electronic communication services” provider for purposes of the very services at issue here because Apple’s software allows users to “send or receive . . . communications” between iPhones through features such as iMessage and Mail….

The government acknowledges that FaceTime and iMessage are electronic communication services, but asserts that this fact is irrelevant because “the Court’s order does not bear at all upon the operation of those programs.” … Not so. The passcode Apple is being asked to circumvent is a feature of the same Apple iOS that runs FaceTime, iMessage, and Mail, because an integral part of providing those services is enabling the phone’s owner to password-protect the private information contained within those communications. More importantly, the very communications to which law enforcement seeks access are the iMessage communications stored on the phone…. And, only a few pages after asserting that “the Court’s order does not bear at all upon the operation of” FaceTime and iMessage for purposes of the CALEA analysis…, the government spends several pages seeking to justify the Court’s order based on those very same programs, arguing that they render Apple “intimately close” to the crime for purposes of the New York Telephone analysis.

Second, the government does not dispute, or even discuss, that CALEA excludes “information services” providers from the scope of its mandatory assistance provisions…. Apple is indisputably an information services provider given the features of iOS, including Facetime, iMessage, and Mail….

Finally, CALEA makes clear that even telecommunications carriers (a category of providers subject to more intrusive requirements under CALEA, but which Apple is not) cannot be required to “ensure the government’s ability” to decrypt or to create decryption programs the company does not already “possess.”… If companies subject to CALEA’s obligations cannot be required to bear this burden, Congress surely did not intend to allow parties specifically exempted by CALEA (such as Apple) to be subjected to it. The government fails to address this truism.

Next, Apple rebuts the DOJ saying that since CALEA doesn’t address this specific situation, that means Congress is just leaving it up to the courts to use the All Writs Act. As Apple points out, in some cases, Congress not doing something doesn’t mean it rejected certain positions, but in this case, the legislative history is quite clear that Congress did not intend for companies to be forced to help in this manner.

Here, Congress chose to require limited third-party assistance in certain statutes designed to aid law enforcement in gathering electronic evidence (although none as expansive as what the government seeks here), but it has declined to include similar provisions in other statutes, despite vigorous lobbying by law enforcement and notwithstanding its “prolonged and acute awareness of so important an issue” as the one presented here…. Accordingly, the lack of statutory authorization in CALEA or any of the complementary statutes in the “comprehensive federal scheme” of surveillance and telecommunications law speaks volumes…. To that end, Congress chose to “greatly narrow[]” the “scope of [CALEA],” which ran contrary to the FBI’s interests but was “important from a privacy standpoint.” … Indeed, CALEA’s provisions were drafted to “limit[] the scope of [industry’s] assistance requirements in several important ways.”….

That the Executive Branch recently abandoned plans to seek legislation expanding CALEA’s reach… provides renewed confirmation that Congress has not acceded to the FBI’s wishes, and belies the government’s view that it has possessed such authority under the All Writs Act since 1789.

In fact, in a footnote, Apple goes even further in not just blasting the DOJ’s suggestion that Congress didn’t really consider a legislative proposal to update CALEA to suck in requirements for internet communications companies, but also highlighting the infamous quote from top intelligence community lawyer Robert Litt about how they’d just wait for the next terrorist attack and get the law passed in their favor at that point.

The government’s attempts to minimize CALEA II, saying its plans consisted of “mere[] vague discussions” that never developed into a formal legislative submission …, but federal officials familiar with that failed lobbying effort confirmed that the FBI had in fact developed a “draft proposal” containing a web of detailed provisions, including specific fines and compliance timelines, and had floated that proposal with the White House….. As The Washington Post reported, advocates of the proposal within the government dropped the effort, because they determined they could not get what they wanted from Congress at that time: “Although ‘the legislative environment is very hostile today,’ the intelligence community’s top lawyer, Robert S. Litt, said to colleagues in an August [2015] e-mail, which was obtained by The Post, ‘it could turn in the event of a terrorist attack or criminal event where strong encryption can be shown to have hindered law enforcement.’ There is value, he said, in ‘keeping our options open for such a situation.’”

Next Apple goes through the arguments for saying that, even if the All Writs Act does apply, and even if the court accepts the DOJ’s made up three factor test, Apple should still prevail. It notes, again, that it is “far removed” from the issue and reminds the court that the order sought here is very different from past cases where Apple has cooperated:

The government argues that “courts have already issued AWA orders” requiring manufacturers to “unlock” phones … but those cases involved orders requiring “unlocking” assistance to provide access through existing means, not the extraordinary remedy sought here, i.e., an order that requires creating new software to undermine the phones’ (or in the Blake case, the iPad’s) security safeguards.

It also mocks that weird argument from the DOJ that said because Apple “licenses” rather than “sells” its software, that means Apple is more closely tied to the case:

The government discusses Apple’s software licensing and data policies at length, equating Apple to a feudal lord demanding fealty from its customers (“suzerainty”). … But the government does not cite any authority, and none exists, suggesting that the design features and software that exist on every iPhone somehow link Apple to the subject phone and the crime. Likewise, the government has cited no case holding that a license to use a product constituted a sufficient connection under New York Telephone. Indeed, under the government’s theory, any ongoing postpurchase connection between a manufacturer or service provider and a consumer suffices to connect the two in perpetuity—even where, as here, the data on the iPhone is inaccessible to Apple.

From there, Apple dives in on the question of how much of a “burden” this would be. This is the issue that Judge Pym has indicated she’s most interested in, and Apple goes deep here — again and again focusing on how the DOJ was blatantly misleading in its motion:

Forcing Apple to create new software that degrades its security features is unprecedented and unlike any burden ever imposed under the All Writs Act. The government’s assertion that the phone companies in Mountain Bell and In re Application of the U.S. for an Order Authorizing the Installation of a Pen Register or Touch-Tone Decoder and a Terminating Trap …, were conscripted to “write” code, akin to the request here… mischaracterizes the actual assistance required in those cases. The government seizes on the word “programmed” in those cases and superficially equates it to the process of creating new software….. But the “programming” in those cases—back in 1979 and 1980—consisted of a “technician” using a “teletypewriter” in Mountain Bell …, and “t[ook] less than one minute” in Penn Bell… Indeed, in Mountain Bell, the government itself stated that the only burden imposed “was a large number of print-outs on the teletype machine”—not creating new code….. More importantly, the phone companies already had and themselves used the tracing capabilities the government wanted to access…. And although relying heavily on Mountain Bell, the government neglects to point out the court’s explicit warning that “[t]his holding is a narrow one, and our decision today should not be read to authorize the wholesale imposition upon private, third parties of duties pursuant to search warrants.” …This case stands light years from Mountain Bell. The government seeks to commandeer Apple to design, create, test, and validate a new operating system that does not exist, and that Apple believes—with overwhelming support from the technology community and security experts—is too dangerous to create.

Seeking to belittle this widely accepted policy position, the government grossly mischaracterizes Apple’s objection to the requested Order as a concern that “compliance will tarnish its brand”…, a mischaracterization that both the FBI Director and the courts have flatly rejected. [See Comey] (“I don’t question [Apple’s] motive”);… (disagreeing “with the government’s contention that Apple’s objection [to being compelled to decrypt an iPhone] is not ‘conscientious’ but merely a matter of ‘its concern with public relations’”). As Apple explained in its Motion, Apple prioritizes the security and privacy of its users, and that priority is reflected in Apple’s increasingly secure operating systems, in which Apple has chosen not to create a back door.

Apple also calls out the DOJ’s technical ignorance.

The government’s assertion that “there is no reason to think that the code Apple writes in compliance with the Order will ever leave Apple’s possession” … simply shows the government misunderstands the technology and the nature of the cyber-threat landscape. As Apple engineer Erik Neuenschwander states:

I believe that Apple’s iOS platform is the most-attacked software platform in existence. Each time Apple closes one vulnerability, attackers work to find another. This is a constant and never-ending battle. Mr. Perino’s description of third-party efforts to circumvent Apple’s security demonstrates this point. And the protections that the government now asks Apple to compromise are the most security-critical software component of the iPhone—any vulnerability or back door, whether introduced intentionally or unintentionally, can represent a risk to all users of Apple devices simultaneously.

… The government is also mistaken in claiming that the crippled iOS it wants Apple to build can only be used on one iPhone:

Mr. Perino’s characterization of Apple’s process . . . is inaccurate. Apple does not create hundreds of millions of operating systems each tailored to an individual device. Each time Apple releases a new operating system, that operating system is the same for every device of a given model. The operating system then gets a personalized signature specific to each device. This personalization occurs as part of the installation process after the iOS is created.

Once GovtOS is created, personalizing it to a new device becomes a simple process. If Apple were forced to create GovtOS for installation on the device at issue in this case, it would likely take only minutes for Apple, or a malicious actor with sufficient access, to perform the necessary engineering work to install it on another device of the same model.

. . . [T]he initial creation of GovtOS itself creates serious ongoing burdens and risks. This includes the risk that if the ability to install GovtOS got into the wrong hands, it would open a significant new avenue of attack, undermining the security protections that Apple has spent years developing to protect its customers.

And, not surprisingly, Apple angrily attacks the DOJ’s bogus misleading use of Apple’s transparency report statements about responding to lawaful requests for government information in China, by pointing out how that’s quite different than this situation:

Finally, the government attempts to disclaim the obvious international implications of its demand, asserting that any pressure to hand over the same software to foreign agents “flows from [Apple’s] decision to do business in foreign countries . . . .”. Contrary to the government’s misleading statistics …, which had to do with lawful process and did not compel the creation of software that undermines the security of its users, Apple has never built a back door of any kind into iOS, or otherwise made data stored on the iPhone or in iCloud more technically accessible to any country’s government…. The government is wrong in asserting that Apple made “special accommodations” for China, as Apple uses the same security protocols everywhere in the world and follows the same standards for responding to law enforcement requests.

Apple also points out that the FBI appears to be contradicting itself as well:

Moreover, while they now argue that the FBI’s changing of the iCloud passcode—which ended any hope of backing up the phone’s data and accessing it via iCloud—“was the reasoned decision of experienced FBI agents”, the FBI Director himself admitted to Congress under oath that the decision was a “mistake”…. The Justice Department’s shifting, contradictory positions on this issue—first blaming the passcode change on the County, then admitting that the FBI told the County to change the passcode after the County objected to being blamed for doing so, and now trying to justify the decision in the face of Director Comey’s admission that it was a mistake—discredits any notion that the government properly exhausted all viable investigative alternatives before seeking this extraordinary order from this Court.

On the Constitutional questions, again Apple points out that the DOJ doesn’t appear to understand what it’s talking about:

The government begins its First Amendment analysis by suggesting that “[t]here is reason to doubt that functional programming is even entitled to traditional speech protections” … , evincing its confusion over the technology it demands Apple create. Even assuming there is such a thing as purely functional code, creating the type of software demanded here, an operating system that has never existed before, would necessarily involve precisely the kind of expression of ideas and concepts protected by the First Amendment. Because writing code requires a choice of (1) language, (2) audience, and (3) syntax and vocabulary, as well as the creation of (4) data structures, (5) algorithms to manipulate and transform data, (6) detailed textual descriptions explaining what code is doing, and (7) methods of communicating information to the user, “[t]here are a number of ways to write code to accomplish a given task.”… As such, code falls squarely within the First Amendment’s protection, as even the cases cited by the government acknowledge…

Later it points out that the DOJ’s claim that since Apple can write such code however it wants it’s not compelled speech, Apple points out that their argument says the exact opposite:

The government attempts to evade this unavoidable conclusion by insisting that, “[t]o the extent [that] Apple’s software includes expressive elements . . . the Order permits Apple to express whatever it wants, so long as the software functions” by allowing it to hack into iPhones…. This serves only to illuminate the broader speech implications of the government’s request. The code that the government is asking the Court to force Apple to write contains an extra layer of expression unique to this case. When Apple designed iOS 8, it consciously took a position on an issue of public importance…. The government disagrees with Apple’s position and asks this Court to compel Apple to write new code that reflects its own viewpoint—a viewpoint that is deeply offensive to Apple.

The filing is basically Apple, over and over again, saying, “uh, what the DOJ said was wrong, clueless, technically ignorant, or purposely misleading.” Hell, they even attack the DOJ’s claim that the All Writs Act was used back in 1807 to force Aaron Burr’s secretary to decrypt one of Burr’s cipher-protected letters. Apple points out that the DOJ is lying.

The government contends that Chief Justice Marshall once ordered a third party to “provide decryption services” to the government…. He did nothing of the sort, and the All Writs Act was not even at issue in Burr. In that case, Aaron Burr’s secretary declined to state whether he “understood” the contents of a certain letter written in cipher, on the ground that he might incriminate himself…. The Court held that the clerk’s answer as to whether he understood the cipher could not incriminate him, and the Court thus held that “the witness may answer the question now propounded”—i.e., whether he understood the letter…. The Court did not require the clerk to decipher the letter.

If anything, to be honest, I’m surprised that Apple didn’t go even harder on the DOJ for misrepresenting things. Either way, Apple is pretty clearly highlighting just how desperate the DOJ seems in this case.

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IS ELON MUSK A MOBSTER AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION RACKETEER?

Numerous parties would like this answered, in public, in front of a Grand Jury, A DOJ Special Prosecutor and a public federal court trial, but Elon Musk has spent vast amounts of money in order to delay the justice system from bring him to such a hearing.

The Following inquiries, though, should serve to resolve the issue.

All of the following questions have now been FAXED, EMAILED, U.S. POSTAL SERVICED MAILED to Elon Musk at his homes and offices and to the corporate offices of the companies and U.S. Senators that he owns. He is now fully aware that answers for each of the following questions is required from him. It is no longer possible for him to not have immediate answers to these questions should you encounter him in-person, at a conference or in a broadcast news interview.

If you see him, ask him: “Elon…
  1. Why was Tesla located on the same geological land, next door to, FBI-raided Solyndra?
  2. Did Senator Dianne Feinstein ever have a personal meeting with you?
  3. Did you or your staff ever promise, or deliver, any favors or items of value to Senator Dianne Feinstein
  4. Did you or your staff ever promise, or deliver, any favors or items of value to Senator Harry Reid?
  5. Have you, or any family members or friends ever placed money in a family trust fund that originally came from the U.S. Treasury?
  6. Had you ever met Steven Chu, Steve Spinner, Alison Spinner, Matt Rogers or Jonathan Silver before they were appointed to run the U.S. Department of Energy?
  7. Did you ever say, in a recorded conversation, that the NUMMI factory made no sense for Tesla to occupy?
  8. What is your relationship with Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein and his real estate company CBRE?
  9. When your Tesla and Powerwall batteries explode, do they release any toxic fumes? How many different kinds of toxic fumes do they release? In what year were you aware of these toxic fumes. Did your employee: Bernard Tse, ever warn you about these toxic fumes?
  10. Did you, or your associates ever benefit from lithium mining in the Afghanistan War?
  11. Did three of your employees suddenly die in a plane crash? What engineering information did they have about Tesla Motors?
  12. Did your patent filings include any language which specifically and intimately disclosed the deadly danger of your batteries? Please quote those paragraphs from your very own patent filings that you were forced to give away for free because they were rendered value-less by those disclosures?
  13. The news stories said that, even though you were a billionaire, you got over thirty billion dollars in taxpayer-funded handouts from California and Federal government officials in hard cash, tax waivers, free NASA buildings, government jet fuel, credits, stock market pumps and other things; Did you get all of this free cash in exchange for conduit-ing campaign funding for Obama, Reid and Feinstein?
  14. Were you involved in the death of your competitor: Gary D. Conley?
  15. Does Google rig search engine results about you because they covertly co-own some of your assets? Do Twitter and Google hype up PR aggrandizement about you and hide negative news stories about you?
  16. Have you hidden money from state and federal tax collection in off-shore tax evasion schemes?
  17. Do you hire troll-farms, click-farms and meat-puppet fake bloggers to write self-glory statements about you on reddit, twitter, facebook and other social media?
  18. Have Tesla’s killed anybody? How many people have died in, or near a Tesla, ever? Do you run cover-ups about the deaths?

 

….(More questions to be added, as submitted, and hot-linked to back-ground details, as they come in…)

 

Google Has It’s Staff Manipulate The U.S. Patent Office In Order To Protect Google and Hurt American Inventors and Innovation

 

Google Has It’s Staff Manipulate The U.S. Patent Office In Order To Protect Google and Hurt American Inventors and Innovation

 

 

 

*** Google controls the U.S. Patent Office

 

 

 

*** Google’s staff run the Patent Office, have revolving door job promises and massive amounts of Google stock, overtly and covertly

 

 

 

*** Google has a massive number of charges against it for robbing entrepreneurs

 

 

 

*** Google founder exposed as an “idea spy” for Google’s

 

 

 

*** Google orders its agents inside the U.S. Patent office to reverse decisions on patents, to outside inventors, that Google stole from those inventors

 

 

 

*** Google, and it’s owners, are the biggest campaign financiers of the Obama administration, which appointed them into the USPTO

 

 

 

*** FTC and SEC investigators quoted as saying that “Google Destroys Innovation”

 

How Google Steals Ideas From Entrepreneurs

 

By Sarah Dunn and Anthony Harvard

 

A recent article in The New York Times called: “How Larry Page’s Obsessions Became Google’s Business” describes how Google Boss Larry Page covertly attends technology conferences in order to get ideas from entrepreneurs. He does not seem to ever pay those entrepreneurs, for the technology he takes from them, and makes billions of dollars off of at Google.

 

Google Boss Eric Schmidt just spent over $1 Billion to try to lobby Congress to change the patent laws in order to make patents for entrepreneurs nearly illegal, and to try to make patents almost entirely unenforceable, so that Google would not have to pay for the technology it steals. Google seems to love killing the American dream.

 

Google spent millions of dollars to nominate, lobby for, influence and place it’s top lawyer in charge of the U.S. Patent Office. Now Google’s “inside-man” makes sure that patents, that Google is infringing, are either turned down or, in some cases, have their approvals reversed.

 

Google’s motto seems to be: “Why Compete When You Can Cheat”. This is a far more relevant motto than ‘Don’t be evil”.

 

The New York Times article, and hundreds of stories from entrepreneurs, describes how Mr. Page cuddles up to technologists in ordinary street wear, does not identify himself, and Hoover’s up their innovations for his company. The article, details the following:

 

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin’s nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google’s Solve for X conference when a man he had never met knelt down to talk to him.

 

They spent 20 minutes discussing how much time, money and technology separated humanity from a sustainable fusion reaction — that is, how to produce clean energy by mimicking the sun’s power — before Mr. Chase thought to ask the man his name.

 

I’m Larry Page,” the man said. He realized he had been talking to Google’s billionaire co-founder and chief executive.

 

He didn’t have any sort of pretension like he shouldn’t be talking to me or ‘Don’t you know who you’re talking to?’” Mr. Chase said. “We just talked.”

 

The article also reveals the show-boating of how Mr. Page likes to “ ignore the main stage and follow the scrum of fans and autograph seekers who mob him in the moments he steps outside closed doors.”

 

The article goes on to show that.. “ He is a regular at robotics conferences and intellectual gatherings like TED. Scientists say he is a good bet to attend Google’s various academic gatherings, like Solve for X and Sci Foo Camp, where he can be found having casual conversations about technology or giving advice to entrepreneurs. Mr. Page is hardly the first Silicon Valley chief with a case of intellectual wanderlust, but unlike most of his peers, he has invested far beyond his company’s core business and in many ways has made it a reflection of his personal fascinations.”

 

 

 

Further Page has “… said on several occasions that he spends a good deal of time researching new technologies, focusing on what kind of financial or logistic hurdles stand in the way of them being invented or carried out. His presence at technology events, while just a sliver of his time, is indicative of a giant idea-scouting mission that has in some sense been going on for years but is now Mr. Page’s main job.”

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Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, wearing Google Glass. Credit Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Then the article grows dark, it says: “Many former Google employees who have worked directly with Mr. Page said his managerial modus operandi was to TAKE new technologies or product ideas and generalize them to as many areas as possible. Why can’t Google Now, Google’s predictive search tool, be used to predict everything about a person’s life? Why create a portal to shop for insurance when you can create a portal to shop for every product in the world?

But corporate success means corporate sprawl, and recently Google has seen a number of engineers and others leave for younger rivals like Facebook and start-ups like Uber. Mr. Page has made personal appeals to some of them, and, at least in a few recent cases, has said he is worried that the company has become a difficult place for entrepreneurs, according to people who have met with him.”

 

People who have worked with Mr. Page say that he tries to guard his calendar, avoiding back-to-back meetings and leaving time to read, research and see new technologies that interest him.”

The articles details Page’s under-cover intelligence gathering: “ People who work with Mr. Page or have spoken with him at conferences say he tries his best to blend in, ..” “ The scope of his curiosity was apparent at Sci Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only conference that is sponsored by Google, O’Reilly Media and Digital Science.

The article goes on to reveal that Google was forced to engage in a break-up, into a front operation called “Alphabet” in order to try to create overt shell companies to build buffers from the Tsunami of legal actions that are coming after it.:

Of course, for every statement Mr. Page makes about Alphabet’s technocorporate benevolence, you can find many competitors and privacy advocates holding their noses in disgust. Technology companies like Yelp have accused the company of acting like a brutal monopolist that is using the dominance of its search engine to steer consumers toward Google services, even if that means giving the customers inferior information.

In fact, the company’s main business issue seems to be that it is doing too well. Google is facing antitrust charges in Europe, along with investigations in Europe and the United States. Those issues are now mostly Mr. Pichai’s to worry about, as Mr. Page is out looking for the next big thing.”

It is hard to imagine how even the most ambitious person could hope to revolutionize so many industries. And Mr. Page, no matter how smart, cannot possibly be an expert in every area Alphabet wants to touch.

His method is not overly technical. Instead, he tends to focus on how to make a sizable business out of whatever problem this or that technology might solve. Leslie Dewan, a nuclear engineer who founded a company that is trying to generate cheap electricity from nuclear waste, also had a brief conversation with Mr. Page at the Solve For X conference.

She said he questioned her on things like modular manufacturing and how to find the right employees.

He doesn’t have a nuclear background, but he knew the right questions to ask,” said Dr. Dewan, chief executive of Transatomic Power. “‘Have you thought about approaching the manufacturing in this way?’ ‘Have you thought about the vertical integration of the company in this way?’ ‘Have you thought about training the work force this way?’ They weren’t nuclear physics questions, but they were extremely thoughtful ways to think about how we could structure the business.”

Dr. Dewan said Mr. Page even gave her an idea for a new market opportunity that she had not thought of. Asked to be more specific, she refused. The idea was too good to share.”

Yet, Dr. Dewan did share, seduced by the understated encouragement of a top intelligence gathering officer: Larry Page.

Below, you will find a small sample of tens of thousands of blog articles and news articles discussing the overt experience of Google’s intellectual property theft. When you have a zillion billion dollars and own your own Senators, ethics do not seem to fall within range of your moral compass.

Entrepreneurs have charged that Google has overtly, stolen its video broadcasting technology, virtual reality systems, Internet balloons, search engine system, wireless technology and many other items. We spoke with technologists who showed us United States Government issued patents and communications that showed that they had designed, engineered, built, patent filed and launched a number of the technologies that Google now has filled their bank accounts from. Google’s financiers at Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures and other groups had come to them, looked at the technologies confidentially, under the guise of “maybe we’ll invest”, and then sent the technologies over to Google to build 100% clones of.

How hard is it to sue Google for patent infringement? With Google controlling the patent office and 80% of the technology law firms, the hapless entrepreneur is out-gunned.

Google even tried the lamest shell game in history by posting ads on technology blogs asking inventors to just send Google their patents and Google would look at them and offer a low-ball check if Google thought they might get in trouble. That ploy was universally mocked on the web.

Google remains a big, dumb, reckless billionaire’s toy with no regard for the individual. As a creator, your idea is Google’s to plunder. As a citizen, your privacy is Google’s to plunder. As the buyer of elected officials and federal agencies, the law is now Google’s bitch.

American FTC investigators wrote, in their report, that “Google is a threat to domestic innovation”. The European Union investigators have found “…Google to be a private out of control corporate government that has more power than the U.S. Government.”

It is time the FBI came in and shut that train down. Google is nothing but bad news for modern society and innovation.

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Why Google Is Stealing Apple’s Ideas – Forbes

Why Google Is Stealing Apple’s Ideas Just because you’re … Google offers its own Web-based alternative, Google Docs. Apple has an e-mail service.

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ANTI GOOGLE BUS DEMANDS OF THE PUBLIC SET FOR THE NEXT PROTEST

ANTI GOOGLE BUS DEMANDS OF THE PUBLIC SET FOR THE NEXT PROTEST – February 9, 2016

 

Join The Anti-Google Event on February 9!

 

 

Recently the San Francisco Board of Supervisors revisited San Francisco’s new Commuter Shuttle Program, which regulates commuter shuttles commonly known as “Google buses.” The new legislation faced a massive out-cry, from the public opponents of the elitist shuttles. The Board decided to postpone this issue and revisit it on February 9, 2016, at San Francisco City Hall.

 

All members of the press and the public that oppose Google’s and Facebook’s privacy rape of the public, and their misogynist anti-women, Ageist and anti-black hiring practices, are asked to meet at San Francisco City Hall on February 9, 2016. Anti-Google advocates are encouraged to begin assembly in the City Hall Plaza beginning at 8AM that day.

 

The public is asked to help voice it’s continued disdain for these white, yuppie, self-centered buses that are too ashamed of who they work for to put their logos on these commuter shuttles. These shuttles are bad for commuters, bad for pedestrians, damage the economy, and our environment, not to mention they increase traffic congestion.

 

Google & Facebook Buses Hurt Our Community In The Following Ways:

 

  • Per government investigations and public surveillance at bus stops, almost no women are hired by these companies

  • Per government investigations and public surveillance at bus stops, almost almost no blacks are hired by these companies

  • Per government investigations and public surveillance at bus stops, almost nobody over 30 and certainly nobody over 40 is hired by these companies in order to keep their “Frat House” culture “pure”.

  • Per filed lawsuits, these companies abuse workers, psychologically manipulate young naive people with Google “mindfulness” and “group alignment thinking” not unlike Scientology, fire workers who question the party line, sexually abuse and pressure interns and young workers for sexual services, have been murdered by prostitutes, promise workers upside that they know does not exist and spy on their own workers.

  • These buses support massive public privacy and data harvesting for nefarious purposes.

  • These buses represent and encourage corruption and organized crime by bribing Mayoral, Supervisor and Department bosses with cash, expense payments, revolving door job promises, stock warrants, sexual services providers, Super Bowl tickets, Super Bowl party invitations, Box seats at sporting events, free Internet search engine up-ranking and hundreds of other “unjust gain” payola bribes which only benefit the elected officials of San Francisco and hurt the public by expanded corruption. The owners of these companies are under international anti-trust, corruption, monopoly and bribery investigations and have been publicly charged, by the heads of multiple nations as: “Digital Mobsters!”

  • The plain white buses are offensive to many people from the Jewish Culture because they are reminiscent of the mass transportation of Jews, via generic buses with no logos, to death camps. In light of the covert intent of these buses and the mass harvesting of bay area youth via HR programming, members of the community demand that the buses carry their corporate logos in large graphics, visible from over a block away, as every other bus does.

  • Commuters are forced to funnel around the buses and, in a dense pack city, this causes horrific traffic jams. For example, the Google buses, daily create havoc by funneling, already congested Divisadaro Street Traffic near Fulton and “Gas Station Valley” into a complete shut-down of the flow of traffic when the Google bus cuts off the entire right hand lane. These buses are a menace.

  • The driver turn-over is high and pedestrians are often not seen in time, by the novice drivers who do know every intersection and pedestrian walkway. This creates a life-threatening danger for the many pedestrians in the City and simply adds more potential vehicles to hit pedestrians.

  • A waiting bus uses a tremendous amount of energy, space and emits a variety of toxins.

  • The Buses have encouraged City of San Francisco employees and contractors to lie to the public in order to get their bribes. By lying to the public and manipulating data in order to please their handlers, they are doing the same thing that Google does when it lies to the public to sucker them in with “free stuff” then data harvests them, and lies about how they use the data to please their handlers. Two wrongs do not make a right!

 

DON’T LET THE GOOGLE BUSES RUN UNLESS THEY HAVE THE SAME PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN, BLACK, OVER 40 AND AMERICAN WORKERS GETTING ON THEM AS LIVE IN THE BAY AREA

 

Let these people know that San Francisco and California are NOT FOR SALE! ( http://www.californiaisnotforsale.com/ )

 

The companies, that these generic painted buses deliver the robot-workers to, have the (federally documented) lowest hiring numbers of American, female and black workers in the Nation, yet they get the largest free taxpayer hand-outs in America. Can you spell: C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N !?

 

San Francisco politicians are paid bribes by Google and Facebook to run these buses. The only people that benefit, in San Francisco are The Mayor and San Francisco’s new Commuter Shuttle Program executives when they get their campaign funding, golf memberships and free dinners at The Westin. After they get out of City Hall, they have been promised payola kick-back “revolving door” jobs in Silicon Valley with the very companies running these buses. These promised payola jobs are “BRIBES!” and they are felonies!

 

San Francisco has seen it’s City destroyed by an influx of bearded, naive, idiots who work, like mindless robots, for the “most evil corporations on Earth”. Silicon valley can’t house enough idiots to run it’s privacy abuse shops so it tells the Bro-grammers to “Go up and live in San Francisco, Don’t worry about the commute, we will pick you up!” San Francisco is being “culture-raped” by Silicon Valley billionaires who have zero concern about the indigenous people of the area. Much has been written about Silicon Valley’s “Rape Culture” but what does that term mean?

 

 

It refers to rich white men who were raised to believe that they had special social privileges because their parents, and fraternity houses, trained them to think that they existed in order to use others to meet their needs for pleasure, power and money.

 

 

This concept of “White Elitist Privilege” is a passed-on concept of land-owner and factory-owner control created in the feudal times of old Europe.

 

 

The people who owned the land, and resources, acquired by organized European murder fests called: “land wars”; created a mythos which sought to trick those who did not own those things into thinking that the rich owners had special powers, or special wisdom, due to some magic in their “blood-lines”.

 

 

In fact, due the the rape of servants, cousins, townspeople and siblings, almost no “blood-lines” remained pure for long in the “nobility”.

 

 

One might suggest that, “if the townspeople were stupid enough to believe that some guy named Smith had super-powers because he was named Smith, then they deserved all of the use-and abuse that they were subjected to”. This would be a Machiavellian, and harsh, assumption about people who were, essentially, brainwashed, from birth, to believe that the feudal Lord was better than them. As the CIA, and Google, have proven, it only takes a month of repetitive information iteration to brainwash the political, social or moral beliefs of any population.

 

 

In Silicon Valley the Joe Lonsdale rape case, the Ellen Pao Sex abuse case, The Ravi Kumar and Forrest Hayes Sex murder cases, The Stanford Frat house rape cover-ups, the Intern sex abuse scandals, The Stanford Professor’s Sex scandals, The Silicon Valley Hooker parties, The Rosewood Hotel Thursday Night Sex Pick-up parties and hundreds of other twisted perversions, which involve a Silicon Valley VC, or Tech exec, abusing a lower income person are flowing like water down the tainted white water rapids of technology deviancy.

 

 

Google uses Scientology-type worker culture programming to turn starving 22 year olds into blindly obedient drones. They make their workers ride on their buses, eat their food, go to their parties with their co-workers in exclusive settings, read only Google approved news, use Google devices which track them, take a battery of CIA-created psychological hiring tests, go to “mindfulness classes” to become more drone-like and, essentially, become weaponized for Google’s manipulations. The bank accounts of Google workers may be large, but their minds are empty and their ability to care about others is gone. Not only does Google turn helpless youths into robots but Google is spending more money than any other American company to displace workers with robots.

 

 

While being an intern, Stanford co-ed, or blonde divorcée, in Palo Alto, pretty much guarantees that you will face a gauntlet of high-tech date rape drugs, extortion, moral compromise and VC sexual exploitation, the rapes and social abuse do not end with the sex. All of the fraternity houses that the Silicon Valley VC’s came from have now been charged with “rape factory” abuses. These men were raised as, and trained as, abusive animals, on every level.

 

 

BUT, Imagine having your brain raped!

 

 

The VC’s buy the politicians, tax investigators, SEC officers and law enforcement agents that are supposed to stop them from doing their crimes.

 

 

These VC’s have paid billions of dollars to Presidential, Senate, Gubernatorial, Attorney General and Mayoral campaigns, as bribes, in order to buy their way out of any law enforcement attention. The FBI should be stringing them up, but…for some special reason: they don’t. This is the rape of America’s political system. It is a rape of the public trust of over 300 million citizens. Their bribes, to allow over a trillion of their tax dollars to be hidden overseas, rapes our schools of our teachers and rapes our streets of pot-hole repair. Are your local services being cut? Thank John Doerr and Eric Schmidt.

 

 

The Silicon Valley VC’s have also formed a Mafia-like Cartel. This dark and spooky men’s club came from the Skull and Bones, Bohemian Club concept of Omerta secrecy rich boys who sought to control things by only doing business with each other in order to commercialize the commercialization of monopoly creation. They do everything you saw in the Francis Ford Coppola “Godfather” movies except they wear more khaki and drive Tesla’s instead of Cadillacs.

 

 

There is no other region, in all of America, which holds the title of misogyny, prostitution and sexual extortion capital of the nation. This fact is proven by the tens of thousands of articles, and complaints published about Silicon Valley’s abuses; and about no other city in The Nation.

 

 

Ever since HP created Sandhill road, the Cartel was just white boys. Because those white boys made their profits out of flying clever, cheap Indians over from India, getting their ideas, then shipping them back to India, before they could make any stock claims, a few Indian VC’s created a sub-Cartel. While they tried to play off their cultural “robes and temples” crunchy granola marketing, few missed the reality that India is the organized rape capital of the world. The Indian VC’s turned out to rape even more that the White Frat Boy VC’s.

 

 

 

The brains of the Silicon Valley rapist VC’s have one big problem…

 

 

They have had decades of programming and training to run spreadsheets out to the smallest decimal point but they can’t invent a good, creative, idea to save their souls. They are financial experts and ideation idiots.

 

 

To get the things that their Cartel wants to exploit, they usually steal their ideas. They rape the brains of others, often without paying for it.

 

 

They invite the idea people in for a chat, under the guise and pretense of: “we are thinking about investing in your idea..” In most cases, this come-on line is total horsesh*t.

 

 

They are inviting you in to get you to give them a free data dump, your “pitch meeting” at their offices is their fishing expedition to see what they want to steal from you.

 

 

The odds are small that you will be wearing the IZOD shirt, khaki pants, short greased haircut and have the perfectly symmetrical square jawed Aryan look that the VC’s have. They will hate you the moment they see you. You have been excluded from their club the second you walked through their door. You don’t have the look. You didn’t pass the ivy league “one-of-us” sniff test.

 

 

But you still have some power, you have the idea and the technology…for the last few minutes before you open your mouth.

 

 

They will say: “…now; we are all friends here. Tell us everything. We don’t sign non-disclosure agreements but we won’t steal your idea..ha, ha.. if we stole ideas, how could we still be in business.. ha, ha..”

 

 

You just bent over and spread your cheeks for them.

 

 

They will, then, listen carefully to your idea, take notes, argue a few points to try to get you to do more of their homework and then thank you and tell you they will “discuss it internally”, which means they will immediately start organizing a thieving party if your idea had any interest for them.

 

 

All of the VC’s on SandHill road, in Palo Alto, know each other and conspire and collude together, as proven in the “AngelGate”, “No Poaching”, “The Chieky Attack”,“Sony Hack”, “HSBC Hack” and other scandals.

 

 

One VC steals the idea and passes it to another to copy it, rename it and launch it via one of their friends. YouTube, Google, Facebook, Ebay and many other famous companies were created this way. That is why the VC’s poured billions into trying to bribe Congress to overthrow the patent laws. The VC’s live in fear of paying the creators they stole from.

 

 

When they see a great idea that they want to steal, they hire their buddies at Wired, Tech Crunch, Gawker Media or Hearst Publications to write a hatchet job article, or series of blog postings that defame and character assassinate you, while denigrating your technology and saying that it is impossible for your technology to work. They do this to prevent any possibility of non-Cartel VC’s from their Silicon Valley Cartel or the NVCA (essentially the same thing) from funding you and competing with their theft scheme.

 

 

Ironically, their total clone copycat version of your technology, that they deliver, works fine. Even though they said, in their slam articles, that it was impossible for it to work.

 

 

So they raped you, thieved you, used you and shut you down. Isn’t Silicon Valley lovely?

 

 

In the Klieiner Perkins sex abuse law suit, the Tom Perkins “Nazi Scandal”, The Ray Lane tax evasion investigation, Kleiner’s Vinohd Khosla beach lawsuit, the Steven Chu Cleantech Crash and Solyndra crimes, AngelGate, The Eric Schmidt Sex Penthouse and White House manipulation investigation, The In-Q-Tel funds and an army of other scandals; one thing is clear: Silicon Valley VC’s have no respect for morality or the law.

 

 

Voters must demand that the state and federal government bring crushing investigations, and penalties, to these VC’s and tech responsibility-dodgers because their crimes affect every single citizen. We can no longer let these crazy Silicon Valley billionaire megalomaniacs dictate the future of our cities!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support Tuesday afternoon. We will keep you updated on future developments.

 

 

 

COMCAST tries to punish Democrats by cutting off their NETFLIX

COMCAST tries to punish Democrats by cutting off their NETFLIX

 

 

 

  • The largest users of NETFLIX are Democrats

  • Netflix bosses are Democrats and huge lobbyist financiers

  • Democrats control the FCC

  • The FCC just told Comcast it can’t run an Internet monopoly any more

  • …So COMCAST decided to throttle the SH*T out of NETFLIX users

 

 

 

Comcast Draws Customer Ire by Putting Netflix Addicts on a Meter

Cable Giant Imposing Extra Fees For Excessive Internet Data Usage

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Comcast Corp. customers used to be able to binge on all the Netflix and YouTube videos they wanted without repercussions. Now many are being put on a diet.

In a growing number of cities, the nation’s largest cable company has begun imposing extra fees on Internet customers who use what it considers excessive amounts of data. The move could bring in new revenue to offset losses from cord-cutters dropping pay-TV service to stream videos online.

The strategy poses risks. In 2008, Time Warner Cable Inc. tried to limit customers’ Internet use then dropped the plan the next year after a public backlash. Comcast has also faced questions from regulators about why its own streaming service doesn’t count toward subscriber data limits, as well as complaints from customers and online video providers.

“It leaves a bad taste in your mouth,” said Jonathan Strong, 33, a finance manager in Charleston, South Carolina. His family — including three children who watch Netflix every night — goes over the data limit every month, resulting in as much as $20 in extra charges, he said. “It feels like we’re getting punished for our normal use.”

In almost all of Comcast’s test markets, which include Atlanta, Nashville and Miami, customers who exceed 300 gigabytes a month — the equivalent of streaming high-definition video five hours a day, by one estimate — pay $10 more for additional increments of 50 gigabytes.

In some cities, Comcast subscribers can pay $30 to $35 more for unlimited data. Those who stay under 5 gigabytes a month — about 3 hours of streaming high-definition video, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office — get $5 off their bill. Customers get a three-month grace period before being charged fees.

Small fraction
Comcast says only a small fraction of customers — about 8% — exceed the limit, in some cases because their computers are running malicious software without their knowledge. The company says usage-based billing, which is common in the wireless industry, is about fairness. Customers who only use the Internet to check e-mail shouldn’t pay the same as subscribers with bandwidth-heavy web habits like online video games, file-sharing or binge-watching web videos, the company says.

 

Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts likens it to buying more gasoline after driving long distances or paying higher electricity bills for running the air conditioner.

‘Balanced Relationship’

“We’re just trialing ways to have a balanced relationship,” Mr. Roberts said at the Business Insider Ignition conference last month. “I don’t think it’s illogical or something people should be paranoid about.”

Customers of Philadelphia-based Comcast aren’t alone. About one-fourth of U.S. Internet subscribers have data plans that charge extra for heavy usage, according to Craig Moffett, an analyst at MoffettNathanson. AT&T Inc.’s subscribers have different usage limits based on their Internet speed. Cox Communications Inc., the fourth-largest cable operator, is testing a strategy similar to both Comcast and AT&T’s on customers in the Cleveland area who go over their monthly data allotment. Time Warner Cable offers discounts to light Internet users, according to Mr. Moffett.

Hoping to appease consumer advocates, Charter Communications Inc. has pledged not to place any limits on customers’ broadband data for three years if regulators approve its merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks LLC.

‘Insurance Policy’
For pay-TV companies, usage-based pricing is “an insurance policy against cord-cutting,” Mr. Moffett wrote in an October report. It ensures they still get paid for delivering video in the future even if more customers drop pay-TV service for Netflix Inc., Hulu or Amazon.com Inc., he said.

“What’s at stake is nothing less than the basic business model of the cable operators,” Mr. Moffett said in an interview.

The average U.S. household watches about five hours of TV a day, according to Nielsen. That same amount streamed over the Internet would probably exceed Comcast’s limit, according to Roger Lynch, chief executive officer of Dish Network Corp.‘s Sling TV, which offers an online “skinny bundle” of more than 20 channels for $20 a month. Comcast says it would take more than seven hours of video streaming a day to exceed its limit.

“It’s something we’re quite concerned about,” Mr. Lynch said in an interview. Comcast’s 300 gigabyte limit is “very restrictive” and “clearly designed to discourage customers from using over- the-top services,” he said, using the term for online video.

Last month, Netflix said its engineers are adapting movies and TV shows available on its service so customers use less bandwidth. Anne Marie Squeo, a spokeswoman for Netflix, declined to comment on Comcast’s strategy.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which regulates pay-TV providers, hasn’t taken a position on usage-based pricing. Last year, the agency said such pricing may benefit consumers by offering them more options, calling it “an unresolved debate” that it will address on a case-by-case basis.

The FCC said in a December letter it wants “to ensure that we have all the facts” about Comcast’s new Stream TV service, which lets customers watch some programming on laptops, tablets and phones and doesn’t count toward their data allotments.

Mr. Lynch said that omission may violate an agreement Comcast made to not favor its own services over others and treat all Web traffic equally. Comcast spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice said Stream TV runs over the same network as cable service, which isn’t subject to the same rules as Internet traffic.

“Users hate wireline data caps because they create artificial scarcity that increases the cost of getting online,” said Noah Theran, a spokesman for the Internet Association, a Washington trade group that represents companies including Netflix and Google Inc.’s YouTube. “To make matters worse, limited competition in the high-speed broadband market means users often have nowhere else to turn for a better deal.”

— Bloomberg News

 

 

 

 

 

ANTI GOOGLE BUS PUBLIC INTEREST OUT CRY WINS THE DAY: NEXT PROTEST – February 9, 2016

ANTI GOOGLE BUS PUBLIC INTEREST OUT CRY WINS THE DAY: NEXT PROTEST – February 9, 2016

 

 

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors revisited San Francisco’s new Commuter Shuttle Program, which regulates commuter shuttles commonly known as “Google buses.” The new legislation faced a massive out-cry, from the public opponents of the elitist shuttles. The Board decided to postpone this issue and revisit it on February 9, 2016, at San Francisco City Hall.

 

All members of the press and the public that oppose Google’s and Facebook’s privacy rape of the public and their misogynist anti-women and anti-black hiring practices are asked to meet at San Francisco City Hall on February 9, 2016. Anti-Google advocates are encouraged to begin assembly in the City Hall Plaza beginning at 8AM that day.

 

The public is asked to help voice it’s continued disdain for these white, yuppie, self-centered buses that are too ashamed of who they work for to put their logos on these commuter shuttles. These shuttles are bad for commuters, bad for pedestrians, damage the economy, and our environment, not to mention they increase traffic congestion.

 

The companies, that these generic painted buses deliver the robot-workers to, have the, federally documented, lowest hiring numbers of American, female and black workers in the Nation yet they get the largest free taxpayer hand-outs in America. Can you spell: C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N !?

 

San Francisco politicians are paid bribes by Google and Facebook to run these buses. The only people that benefit, in San Francisco are The Mayor and San Francisco’s new Commuter Shuttle Program executives when they get their campaign funding, golf memberships and free dinners at The Westin.

 

San Francisco has seen it’s City destroyed by an influx of bearded, naive, idiots who work, like mindless robots, for the “most evil corporations on Earth”. Silicon valley can’t house enough idiots to run it’s privacy abuse shops so it tells the Bro-grammers to “Go up and live in San Francisco, Don’t worry about the commute, we will pick you up!” San Francisco is being “culture-raped” by Silicon Valley billionaires who have zero concern about the indigenous people of the area. Much has been written about Silicon Valley’s “Rape Culture” but what does that term mean?

 

 

It refers to rich white men who were raised to believe that they had special social privileges because their parents, and fraternity houses, trained them to think that they existed in order to use others to meet their needs for pleasure, power and money.

 

 

This concept of “White Elitist Privilege” is a passed-on concept of land-owner and factory-owner control created in the feudal times of old Europe.

 

 

The people who owned the land, and resources, acquired by organized European murder fests called: “land wars”; created a mythos which sought to trick those who did not own those things into thinking that the rich owners had special powers, or special wisdom, due to some magic in their “blood-lines”.

 

 

In fact, due the the rape of servants, cousins, townspeople and siblings, almost no “blood-lines” remained pure for long in the “nobility”.

 

 

One might suggest that, “if the townspeople were stupid enough to believe that some guy named Smith had super-powers because he was named Smith, then they deserved all of the use-and abuse that they were subjected to”. This would be a Machiavellian, and harsh, assumption about people who were, essentially, brainwashed, from birth, to believe that the feudal Lord was better than them. As the CIA, and Google, have proven, it only takes a month of repetitive information iteration to brainwash the political, social or moral beliefs of any population.

 

 

In Silicon Valley the Joe Lonsdale rape case, the Ellen Pao Sex abuse case, The Ravi Kumar and Forrest Hayes Sex murder cases, The Stanford Frat house rape cover-ups, the Intern sex abuse scandals, The Stanford Professor’s Sex scandals, The Silicon Valley Hooker parties, The Rosewood Hotel Thursday Night Sex Pick-up parties and hundreds of other twisted perversions, which involve a Silicon Valley VC, or Tech exec, abusing a lower income person are flowing like water down the tainted white water rapids of technology deviancy.

 

 

While being an intern, Stanford co-ed, or blonde divorcée, in Palo Alto, pretty much guarantees that you will face a gauntlet of high-tech date rape drugs, extortion, moral compromise and VC sexual exploitation, the rapes and social abuse do not end with the sex. All of the fraternity houses that the Silicon Valley VC’s came from have now been charged with “rape factory” abuses. These men were raised as, and trained as, abusive animals, on every level.

 

 

BUT, Imagine having your brain raped!

 

 

The VC’s buy the politicians, tax investigators, SEC officers and law enforcement agents that are supposed to stop them from doing their crimes.

 

 

These VC’s have paid billions of dollars to Presidential, Senate, Gubernatorial, Attorney General and Mayoral campaigns, as bribes, in order to buy their way out of any law enforcement attention. The FBI should be stringing them up, but…for some special reason: they don’t. This is the rape of America’s political system. It is a rape of the public trust of over 300 million citizens. Their bribes, to allow over a trillion of their tax dollars to be hidden overseas, rapes our schools of our teachers and rapes our streets of pot-hole repair. Are your local services being cut? Thank John Doerr and Eric Schmidt.

 

 

The Silicon Valley VC’s have also formed a Mafia-like Cartel. This dark and spooky men’s club came from the Skull and Bones, Bohemian Club concept of Omerta secrecy rich boys who sought to control things by only doing business with each other in order to commercialize the commercialization of monopoly creation. They do everything you saw in the Francis Ford Coppola “Godfather” movies except they wear more khaki and drive Tesla’s instead of Cadillacs.

 

 

There is no other region, in all of America, which holds the title of misogyny, prostitution and sexual extortion capital of the nation. This fact is proven by the tens of thousands of articles, and complaints published about Silicon Valley’s abuses; and about no other city in The Nation.

 

 

Ever since HP created Sandhill road, the Cartel was just white boys. Because those white boys made their profits out of flying clever, cheap Indians over from India, getting their ideas, then shipping them back to India, before they could make any stock claims, a few Indian VC’s created a sub-Cartel. While they tried to play off their cultural “robes and temples” crunchy granola marketing, few missed the reality that India is the organized rape capital of the world. The Indian VC’s turned out to rape even more that the White Frat Boy VC’s.

 

 

The brains of the Silicon Valley rapist VC’s have one big problem…

 

 

 

They have had decades of programming and training to run spreadsheets out to the smallest decimal point but they can’t invent a good, creative, idea to save their souls. They are financial experts and ideation idiots.

 

 

To get the things that their Cartel wants to exploit, they usually steal their ideas. They rape the brains of others, often without paying for it.

 

 

They invite the idea people in for a chat, under the guise and pretense of: “we are thinking about investing in your idea..” In most cases, this come-on line is total horsesh*t.

 

 

They are inviting you in to get you to give them a free data dump, your “pitch meeting” at their offices is their fishing expedition to see what they want to steal from you.

 

 

The odds are small that you will be wearing the IZOD shirt, khaki pants, short greased haircut and have the perfectly symmetrical square jawed Aryan look that the VC’s have. They will hate you the moment they see you. You have been excluded from their club the second you walked through their door. You don’t have the look. You didn’t pass the ivy league “one-of-us” sniff test.

 

 

But you still have some power, you have the idea and the technology…for the last few minutes before you open your mouth.

 

 

They will say: “…now; we are all friends here. Tell us everything. We don’t sign non-disclosure agreements but we won’t steal your idea..ha, ha.. if we stole ideas, how could we still be in business.. ha, ha..”

 

 

You just bent over and spread your cheeks for them.

 

 

They will, then, listen carefully to your idea, take notes, argue a few points to try to get you to do more of their homework and then thank you and tell you they will “discuss it internally”, which means they will immediately start organizing a thieving party if your idea had any interest for them.

 

 

All of the VC’s on SandHill road, in Palo Alto, know each other and conspire and collude together, as proven in the “AngelGate”, “No Poaching”, “The Chieky Attack”,“Sony Hack”, “HSBC Hack” and other scandals.

 

 

One VC steals the idea and passes it to another to copy it, rename it and launch it via one of their friends. YouTube, Google, Facebook, Ebay and many other famous companies were created this way. That is why the VC’s poured billions into trying to bribe Congress to overthrow the patent laws. The VC’s live in fear of paying the creators they stole from.

 

 

When they see a great idea that they want to steal, they hire their buddies at Wired, Tech Crunch, Gawker Media or Hearst Publications to write a hatchet job article, or series of blog postings that defame and character assassinate you, while denigrating your technology and saying that it is impossible for your technology to work. They do this to prevent any possibility of non-Cartel VC’s from their Silicon Valley Cartel or the NVCA (essentially the same thing) from funding you and competing with their theft scheme.

 

 

Ironically, their total clone copycat version of your technology, that they deliver, works fine. Even though they said, in their slam articles, that it was impossible for it to work.

 

 

So they raped you, thieved you, used you and shut you down. Isn’t Silicon Valley lovely?

 

 

In the Klieiner Perkins sex abuse law suit, the Tom Perkins “Nazi Scandal”, The Ray Lane tax evasion investigation, Kleiner’s Vinohd Khosla beach lawsuit, the Steven Chu Cleantech Crash and Solyndra crimes, AngelGate, The Eric Schmidt Sex Penthouse and White House manipulation investigation, The In-Q-Tel funds and an army of other scandals; one thing is clear: Silicon Valley VC’s have no respect for morality or the law.

 

 

Voters must demand that the state and federal government bring crushing investigations, and penalties, to these VC’s and tech responsibility-dodgers because their crimes affect every single citizen.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support Tuesday afternoon. We will keep you updated on future developments.

 

 

 

The -ium metals mining Corruption are the dirtiest schemes in politics

The -ium metals mining Corruption are the dirtiest schemes in politics

 

– Lithium, Indium and Uranium have led to murders and epic crimes in order to keep their dirty mining deals secret

 

– Tesla and Google investors got massive lithium kickbacks from public agencies and they funded their campaigns

 

The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium?

 

by Jon Rappoport

 

The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium?

 

by Jon Rappoport

 

January 27, 2016

 

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

 

Note: This article was written before the Oregon shootout in which one man was killed and another wounded.

 

Is uranium at the heart of the Oregon Malheur federal-protestor standoff? That’s the question I’m asking. It isn’t a flippant question.

 

I realize there are many other issues swirling around this event. The Hammonds, the Bundys, militias, the feds, cattle grazing on federal lands, federal land grabs, and so on. This article isn’t meant to take apart those matters.

 

It’s meant to follow up on my previous article, in which I present a circumstantial case for the Clintons’ heavy involvement in a scheme that’s transferred 20% of US uranium production to Putin and Russia. And the key company in that piece is Uranium One. Remember the name. It’s apparently a major clue in what I’m about to discuss.

 

I also want to say, at the outset, that I don’t know how many independent news outlets and websites are covering the uranium question, or which outlet initiated this line of investigation. I’m relying on one provocative January 23 article at intellihub, by Shepard Ambellas:

 

“Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russians, along with one-fifth of our uranium ore.”

 

Down in the body of that article, the author provides a link to a page at the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is a federal agency under the Department of the Interior.

 

On that BLM page (“National BLM > OR/WA > Energy > Uranium Energy”), in a section titled, “Uranium on BLM-Administered Lands in OR/WA,” [(image of webpage forthcoming)] is the following statement:

 

“In September 2011, a representative from Oregon Energy, L.L.C. (formally Uranium One), met with local citizens, and county and state officials, to discuss the possibility of opening a uranium oxide (‘yellowcake’) mine in southern Malheur County in southeastern Oregon. Oregon Energy is interested in developing a 17-Claim parcel of land known as the Aurora Project through an open pit mining method. Besides the mine, there would be a mill for processing. The claim area occupies about 450 acres and is also referred to as the ‘New U’ uranium claims.

 

“On May 7, 2012, Oregon Energy LLC made a presentation to the BLM outlining its plans for development for the mine.

 

“The Vale District has agreed to work with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on mitigation for the ‘New U’ uranium claims, which are located in core sage grouse habitat. Although the lands encompassing the claims have been designated core, the area is frequented by rockhounds and hunters, and has a crisscrossing of off-highway vehicle (OHV) roads and other significant land disturbance from the defunct Bretz Mercury Mine, abandoned in the 1960s.

 

“However, by the fall of 2012 the company said that it was putting its plans for the mine on hold until the uncertainty surrounding sage grouse issues was resolved.”

 

The first sentence in that BLM section ties together several key elements of the story: Uranium One; a uranium mine; southern Malheur County. Southern Malheur is the general area of the federal-protestor standoff. Let me give you that first sentence again:

 

“In September 2011, a representative from Oregon Energy, L.L.C. (formally Uranium One), met with local citizens, and county and state officials, to discuss the possibility of opening a uranium oxide (‘yellowcake’) mine in southern Malheur County in southeastern Oregon.”

 

What does this have to do with Hillary and Bill Clinton? I’ll reprint my previous article so you can read the details, but the short version is: there’s a case to be made that they, through Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation, facilitated the sale of Uranium One to Putin and the Russians. And if so, and if this area of Oregon is projected to be part of that uranium mining deal, then we are looking at a stunning “coincidence”: the US federal government is coming down hard on a group of protestors who are occupying, for their own reasons, a very valuable piece of territory that goes far beyond the issue of private cattle grazing on government land.

 

It comes under the heading of those old familiar lines: you have no idea what you’re involved in; you have no idea who you’re messing with; this is way over your head; you just stepped into the middle of something that’s bigger than you can imagine.

 


 

Here is my previous article in full, “The Clintons: how Putin grabbed a fifth of all US uranium.” I’ll have a few important comments to make after the article:

 

—She’s the next US President, if an old socialist, a cowboy real estate hustler, and a bunch of emails can’t stop her.

 

He already was the President.

 

They’re married. Cue the dawn sunrise and violins for the beautiful first couple of American politics. Wow. In a land where they’re the first couple, does anybody have tickets to sell for the next flight to Mars?

 

Before I board my flight, what about the uranium scandal?

 

The what?

 

Before I quote a NY Times piece on this, consider—suppose, just suppose the beautiful first couple has been running a kind of parallel operation to the government, in the form of a foundation that is taking in major chunks of cash from people who want political favors. Just suppose. And a few donors who are ponying up those $$ want to sell a company to the Russians. But because this company sells a very, very sensitive product, and that product happens to come out of the ground in the US, agencies of the US government have to approve the sale. And one of those agencies that does approve the sale happens to be headed up by half of that beautiful couple. And this sensitive American product, well, the last person you’d want to control it is the head of a place called Russia—he can sit in Moscow and have complete dominion over this product that exists on US soil…and nobody thinks this is a problem, as half of the beautiful couple runs for President of the United States. It’s a yawn. It was a big story for a day or two, and then it sank below memory and everybody moved on. Forget about it. Who cares?

 

Memory is short. On April 23, 2015, the NY Times ran a story under the headline: “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal”.

 

The bare bones of the story: a Canadian company called Uranium One controls a great deal of uranium production in the US. It was sold to Russia (meaning Putin and his minions). So Putin now controls 20% of US uranium production.

 

From the Times:

 

“…the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.”

 

From the Times:

 

“The [Pravda] article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company [Uranium One] with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

 

“But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.

 

“At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.

 

Frank Giustra…a mining financier, has donated $31.3 million to the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton…”

 

“Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal [to sell Uranium One to Putin] had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

 

“As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

 

“And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

 

“At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.

 

“Whether the donations [to the Clinton Foundation] played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.

 

“In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, said no one ‘has ever produced a shred of evidence supporting the theory that Hillary Clinton ever took action as secretary of state to support the interests of donors to the Clinton Foundation.’ He emphasized that multiple United States agencies, as well as the Canadian government, had signed off on the [uranium] deal and that, in general, such matters were handled at a level below the secretary. ‘To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless,’ he added.”

 

—The US State Dept. had to sign off on the deal giving Putin control over US uranium. Hillary headed up the State Dept. Much money from Canadian mining executives, who obviously wanted the deal to go through, found its way into the Clinton Foundation. The Foundation concealed these donations.

 

That’s called a circumstantial case. Every such case is different, and has to be judged by assessing probabilities. But for example, if an examination of two involved prominent figures revealed they were serial liars, it would strengthen a verdict of guilty.

 

If you’re Putin and you’re sitting in Moscow, and the uranium deal has just dropped this bonanza into your lap, what’s your reaction—after you stop laughing and popping champagne corks? Or maybe you never really stop laughing. Maybe this is a joke that keeps on giving. You wake up in the middle of the night with a big grin plastered on your face, and you can’t figure out why…and then you remember, oh yeah, the uranium deal. The US uranium. Who’s running the show in America? Ha-ha-ha. Some egregious dolt? Maybe he’s a sleeper agent we forgot about and he reactivated himself. And this foundation—how can the beautiful couple get away with that? And she’s going to be the next President? Can we give her a medal? Can we put up a statue of her in a park? Does Bill need any more hookers?

 

You shake your head and go back to sleep. You see a parade of little boats carrying uranium from the US to Russia. A pretty line of putt-putt boats. You chuckle. Row, row, row your boat…merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…life is but a dream.

 

Good times.

 

—end of article—

 

So we have the Clintons, and Uranium One sold to Putin, and that sale gives him control of 20% of US uranium production. Now we have an area in Southern Oregon which has uranium, and in this area, the feds are coming down on the protestors and the occupiers.

 

What are the feds really trying to protect? Are they just trying to stop cattle grazing and routine burns on that land, or is there something more far precious at stake?

 

The feds aren’t known for making delicate distinctions. People are raising a bit of hell in the general (or specific) area where uranium mining could commence. Get them out of there! Move them off! No more cattle grazing here! This is a matter of national security!

 

Or it was. Now it’s a matter of Russian national security.

 

Make deal, protect the dealers. It’s business.

 

Consider the potential scandal and the massive irony: US citizens are asserting their sovereign right to use federal land, land that should never have been co-opted by the federal government in the first place—and now it turns out to be Russian land.

 

Jon Rappoport

 

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

 

 

 

 

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19 comments on “The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium?”

 

  1. n3angus says:

    January 27, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Its has become obvious that Uranium One is running the show in the west called the takeover of resources and is very interested in the
    activities in southeastern Oregon by the posts on its facebook page , https://www.facebook.com/Uranium-One-1683613478585571/timeline , and with the Fox News story here , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcW2xTkh7rs , that talks about the 13 million acres that
    they intend to take away from the Western States for various economic
    activities like SEZ , http://www.solareis.anl.gov/sez/index.cfm

    We have started a Petition to use the same
    process of allowing for state citizens to receive just dividend royalties as
    Alaska Citizens are doing . I just started a petition calling for
    Royalties to be paid to state citizens off any economic activity on States
    lands like Alaskans get , on the White House Petitions site, We the People.
    Will you sign it? http://wh.gov/iwuee

    Any Economic activity on State lands should return a Dividend to the
    citizens of that state .

    Reply

 

  1. sunaj57 says:

    January 27, 2016 at 6:46 am

    The people who signed off on giving US territory or uranium to foreign countries should be tried for treason and jailed and these assets be returned to their rightful owners-the people of the United States

    Reply

 

 

independently of experimental observations.

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  1. odie says:

    January 27, 2016 at 8:33 am

    and humanity slept on.

    Reply

 

    • Oliver Manuel says:

      January 27, 2016 at 9:32 am

      George Orwell realized what was happening in 1946 and moved from London to the Scottish Isle of Jura in 1946 to start writing a futuristic novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

      Orwell thought we would awaken to totalitarian rule by 1984, but we slept through 1984 and only partially awoke when Climaregate emails were released in Nov 2009.

 

 

 

  1. From Québec says:

    January 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Nice investigative reporting, Jon.

    But, what else to expect from the Clintons?

    But, you know what, I much prefer seing the Uranium in the hands of Putin, who is trying to re-build his country, than to see the Uranium in the hands of Obama, who is trying to destroy his country.

    I also think that, n3angus, is right , about allowing for state citizens to receive just dividend royalties as Alaska Citizens are doing

    Off topic:

    Jon, you do not have to publish this. It was for your own information.

    Donald Trump’s announced that he was skipping the upcoming Fox News debate.

    “Instead of attending the debate, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said they will hold an event in Iowa to raise money for wounded veterans.

    “And Fox will go from probably having 24 million viewers to about 2 million,” he said.

    Reply

 

  1. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    January 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    As the truth comes out, notice the false veneer of respectability on this 26 Jan 2016 paper:

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147905

    Reply

 

 

 

  1. Sean Oliver says:

    January 27, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    This is a little off topic maybe? but here it is anyway! Watch the whole video if you can!>>

    Fukushima & How Globe And Mail Hoodwinked Uranium Stockholders Jan 4th 2015

    Reply

 

  1. Jim G. says:

    January 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I forwarded Jon’s above article to a friend of mine, who sent me back the following article. Clearly there has been a lot going on from behind the scenes regarding prosecution, along with an agenda that we’re not being told about:
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/04/unbelievable-update-oregon-bundy-militia-standoff-the-federal-prosecutor-at-the-heart-of-the-hammond-family-problem/

    Reply

 

  1. enki says:

    January 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Within the spectrum of ….ASSET STRIPPING……Oregon acreages, you might like to consider …GOLD.

    The lands in question have been said to be rich in gold, veritable ….GOLD MINES…in fact.

    Upcoming developments in the gold market feature China’s intention to peg the Yuan to gold….in the first week of April 2016.

    http://www.goldstockbull.com/articles/gold-price-discovery-moving-to-china-in-april/

    Fort Knox and the Fed are thought to be empty, so China’s move could prove embarrassing for USA Inc: and, more particularly the….. RAT-child khazar MAFIA.

    Bloomberg has suggested gold may soar to $64,000.00 per oz.

    If, the Bloomberg estimate is true……..
    OREGON may be a GOLD MINE……………USA Inc:/RKM …… is DESPERATE to STEAL.

    http://www.goldcore.com/us/gold-blog/gold-at-64000-bloombergs-china-gold-price/

    It appears that due to the …..”DISAPPEARANCES”….of gold stocks, the market is exhibiting signs of stress.

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/did-comex-just-receive-a-physical-gold-bailout-from-the-feds/

    Finally the…. RAT-child khazar MAFIA….appear to have done such a tremendous job of annihilating/stealing gold stocks and, manipulating gold prices, the result is the gold market no longer displays a shred of integrity.

    http://www.abeldanger.net/2011/02/gata-gold-market-manipulation-huge.html#more

 

BUSTED! FACEBOOK caught manipulating the Internet for its billionaire owners private desires

BUSTED! FACEBOOK caught manipulating the Internet for its billionaire owners private desires

 

 

 

– FACEBOOK found to be the world’s largest political correctness engine

 

 

 

– Every private thing you do on FACEBOOK is sold to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which can’t keep national secrets secret

 

 

 

– Former staff say FACEBOOK was created to manipulate elections using “mood manipulation” and “Subliminal PsyOps techniques”

 

The big myth Facebook needs everyone to believe

 
 

In the middle of January, in a change noticed nowhere but Spain, Facebook added six words to a single dialogue box – and inadvertently stumbled into a tortuous national debate.

The dialogue box is part of Facebook’s content-reporting process, the means by which users can request that the social network censor their friends. The six words appeared to invite Spanish users to report on a new category of things: Under the option “it’s inappropriate, it annoys me, or I don’t like it,” Facebook listed Spain’s millennium-old national pastime, bullfighting.

Bullfighting is a controversial sport; even within Spain, few people still follow it. But columnists from Madrid to Malaga bristled at the suggestion that a federally recognized piece of heritage could be branded offensive.

“Facebook equates bullfighting with prostitution,” declared ABC, the country’s third-largest newspaper, on Jan. 14. Days later, when Facebook inevitably backtracked and deleted its references to bullfighting – clarifying, in a statement to The Post, that it had been included mistakenly – Spain’s second-largest paper, El Mundo, rejoiced that the network had “rectified” the situation.

[You don’t know it, but you’re working for Facebook. For free.]

But unfortunately for the suits at Facebook, who had suffered considerable headaches over the bullfighting mess, that situation was just the latest in a string of unintended clashes as inevitable as they are endless. As Facebook has tentacled out from Palo Alto, Calif., gaining control of an ever-larger slice of the global commons, the network has found itself in a tenuous and culturally awkward position: how to determine a single standard of what is and is not acceptable – and apply it uniformly, from Maui to Morocco.

For Facebook and other platforms like it, incidents such as the bullfighting kerfuffle betray a larger, existential difficulty: How can you possibly impose a single moral framework on a vast and varying patchwork of global communities?

If you ask Facebook this question, the social-media behemoth will deny doing any such thing. Facebook says its community standards are inert, universal, agnostic to place and time. The site doesn’t advance any worldview, it claims, besides the non-controversial opinion that people should “connect” online.

“Every day, people come to Facebook to connect with people and issues they care about,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. “Given the diversity of the Facebook community, this means that sometimes people share information that is controversial or offends others. That’s why we have a set of global Community Standards that explain what you can and cannot do on our service. . . We work hard to strike the right balance between enabling expression while providing a safe and respectful experience.”

Facebook has modified its standards several times in response to pressure from advocacy groups – although the site has deliberately obscured those edits, and the process by which Facebook determines its guidelines remains stubbornly obtuse. On top of that, at least some of the low-level contract workers who enforce Facebook’s rules are embedded in the region – or at least the time zone – whose content they moderate. The social network staffs its moderation team in 24 languages, 24 hours a day.

[An hour-by-hour look at how a conspiracy theory becomes ‘truth’ on Facebook]

In response to recent criticism that Facebook has mishandled takedown requests from users in the Middle East, Facebook’s policy director for the region assured users that “all reports are assessed by teams of multilingual, impartial and highly trained people” – including native speakers of Hebrew and Arabic, who presumably understand the region’s particular issues.

And yet, observers remain deeply skeptical of Facebook’s claims that it is somehow value-neutral or globally inclusive, or that its guiding principles are solely “respect” and “safety.” There’s no doubt, said Tarleton Gillespie, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, New England, that the company advances a specific moral framework – one that is less of the world than of the United States, and less of the United States than of Silicon Valley.

If you study Facebook’s community standards, going back to the long-forgotten time when users voted on a version of them, the site has always erred on the side of radical free speech, corporate opaqueness and a certain American prudishness: Its values are those of the early Web, moderated by capitalist conservatism.

The values that Facebook articulates are not always the ones it enforces. Below that top-level standard are the unknown thousands of invisible click-workers forced to interpret it, and below them are the self-deputized users flagging their friends’ content. Between the site’s demonstrably U.S. orientation and the layers of obfuscation below, there can be little doubt that the values Facebook ends up imposing on its “community” of 1.55 billion people are not agreed upon by many – perhaps even most – of them.

Somehow, it seems that we only notice the imposition when there’s a glitch in the machine: I can’t use a tribal name on Facebook? The site maligned bullfighting? Why, how dare this private company impose its worldview on me!

This is not merely a problem for Facebook; Gillespie, the Microsoft researcher, calls it the unsolvable “basic paradox” of all Internet companies: They’re private and they have their own corporate motives, but they’re called upon to police public speech. Alas, as their public grows more diverse, the worldviews of the “community” and its corporate sponsor would appear to align less and less. As of 2013, eight of the world’s 10 top Web properties were based in the United States – and 81 percent of their users were located outside of it. (If nothing else, there’s a compelling statistical reason why Google, Amazon.com, Facebook and Apple, collectively acronymed “GAFA,” have been called the new face of “American cultural imperialism.”)

Facebook will never make everyone happy, of course; nor does anyone suggest it should. But in a better world, the largest social network would at least admit that it’s not an impartial, value-neutral observer. After all, every single thing Facebook does – from advance a single global “community,” to add six extra words in a dialogue box – reshapes the public space of its users.

“The myth of the social network as a neutral space is crumbling, but it’s still very powerful,” Gillespie said. “For Facebook to finally say, ‘Yes, we construct social life online. We construct public discourse’ – that would be so important, but for them, dangerous.”

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Think Target and Home Depot invade your privacy? Political campaigns might be worse

When presidential candidates turn to data crunchers at Rocket Fuel in Silicon Valley for help finding voters who want tougher immigration enforcement, the firm comes up with a surprisingly specific answer: Chevy truck drivers who like Starbucks.

The data modeling from Rocket Fuel shows that this group leans against a path to citizenship for workers in the U.S. illegally. And these particular voters have become surprisingly easy – some argue creepily so – for campaigns to find and approach. So have consumers of frozen vegetables, who are more likely to oppose abortion. As have people curious about diabetes, a group that tends to settle on a candidate early in the race.

“Knowing the nuances of each voter beyond whether they lean right or left makes every difference,” said JC Medici, the firm’s national director of politics and advocacy. “We can identify what people are persuadable.”

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But as presidential campaigns push into a new frontier of voter targeting, scouring social media accounts, online browsing habits and retail purchasing records of millions of Americans, they have brought a privacy imposition unprecedented in politics. By some estimates, political candidates are collecting more personal information on Americans than even the most aggressive retailers. Questions are emerging about how much risk the new order of digital campaigning is creating for unwitting voters as the vast troves of data accumulated by political operations becomes increasingly attractive to hackers.

The security breach last month at the major voter database controlled by the Democratic National Committee, and another days later involving a large political data firm, have raised concerns about the fitness of candidates to safely manage their data. At the same time, the methods used by independent “data brokers” that acquire and disseminate private details for political campaigns and scores of other clients are at the center of a years-long regulatory battle, with the Federal Trade Commission warning Congress that consumers need more protections.

Yet the push for more accountability and transparency rules on the accumulation of private data is faltering in Congress, where lawmakers are reluctant to rein in the industry that they increasingly rely on to win elections.

“This is the Wild West,” said Tim Sparapani, a data privacy consultant and former director of public policy for Facebook. “There is nothing that is off-limits to political data mining.” The fleeting, impulsive nature of campaigns, he said, means they often have far less stringent security procedures than retailers and social media firms, which themselves often fail to adequately protect sensitive information.

The mining of such data for politics is not a new phenomenon. Presidential candidates began pioneering the approach more than a decade ago, and it was a key part of Barack Obama’s winning strategy in 2008 and 2012. But technological advancements, plunging storage costs and a proliferation of data firms have substantially increased the ability of campaigns to inhale troves of strikingly personal information about voters, spit it into algorithms, and use the results to narrowly customize messaging and outreach to each individual household.

“There is a tremendous amount of data out there and the question is what types of controls are in place and how secure is it,” said Craig Spiezle, executive director of the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance. The group’s recent audit of campaign websites for privacy, security and consumer protection gave three-quarters of the candidates failing grades.

The campaigns and the data companies are cagey about what particular personal voter details they are trafficking in.

One firm, Aristotle, boasts how it helped a senior senator win reelection in 2014 using “over 500 demographic and consumer points, which created a unique voter profile of each constituent.” Company officials declined an interview request.

When investigators in Congress and the FTC looked into the universe of what data brokers make available to their clients – be they political, corporate or nonprofit – some of the findings were unsettling. One company was selling lists of rape victims; another was offering up the home addresses of police officers.

The data companies are required by law to keep the names of individuals separate from the pile of data accumulated about them. Instead, each voter is assigned an online identification number, and when a campaign wants to target a particular group – say, drivers of hybrid vehicles or gun owners – the computers coordinate a robocall, or a volunteer’s canvassing list, or a digital advertisement with relevant accounts.

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Since campaigns are ultimately in the business of finding particular people and getting them to show up to vote, some scholars are dubious their digital targeting efforts offer the same level of anonymity as those of corporations.

“A retailer doesn’t care what person is behind a particular online profile, just that they are buying new sneakers,” said Ira Rubinstein, a research fellow at New York University School of Law who specializes in data privacy. “This is about targeting very specific people to go out and vote.”

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7:44 a.m.: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of New York University research fellow Ira Rubinstein as Rubenstein.

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An exhaustive paper Rubinstein recently published on voter privacy found that “political dossiers may be the largest unregulated assemblage of personal data in contemporary American life.”

Basic privacy guidelines that apply to other industries don’t appear to apply to candidates. Some do not even have clear privacy policies posted on their websites, which would be grounds for a private business to have their site shut down under both federal and California law, according to the Online Trust Alliance.

Rules that require companies to notify their customers if there has been a data breach also do not necessarily apply to campaigns, Rubinstein said.

“It’s an unregulated entity whose only goal is to elect a candidate over a short term, then it goes away,” he said. “They are not circumstances in which security is made a priority.”

Campaign digital strategists take umbrage. They say their operations are constantly withstanding the attacks of hackers, and that candidates are in no position to be cavalier with all the sensitive information on their servers, as voters would punish them for it.

Yet it is also unclear whether many voters are aware how much could be on those servers. Among the regulations the Federal Trade Commission is urging Congress to implement is one that would allow consumers to find out what information the data brokers are selling to their many clients, political campaigns among them. Consumers could more easily adjust which data are being sold or could opt out of the monitoring altogether.

“The problem with the data broker industry is consumers have no idea this is going on,” said FTC commissioner Julie Brill. “They are creating hundreds of millions of profiles of American consumers. … Some of this information can impact consumers in a negative way.”

Back at Rocket Fuel, which specializes in placing potential voters into  hundreds of different audiences, each targeted for a package of digital advertisements specifically catered to their interests, there are warnings that more regulation could have its own unintended consequences.

“We’d no longer be able to put the right message in front of the right people,” Medici said. “If what we are putting in front of voters is relevant to them and of interest, it is a natural part of the process.”

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U.S. Department of Energy Faces Hell Storm Of Charges

Nikki Haley Sues Energy Department For $1 Million A Day Over Nuclear Waste

Nikki Haley Sues Energy Department For $1 Million A Day Over Nuclear Waste bing news

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Ha­ley outlined a lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) Tuesday for $1 million in daily fines after the agency failed to meet a Jan. 1 legal deadline to complete a program which was supposed to turn …

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South Carolina Governor will take legal steps against US Department of Energy

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She said that the people of South Carolina will not let DOE continue its violation of the federal law. MOX or the Savanah River Site mix-oxide project is made to turn weapon-grade plutonium into a commercial nuclear reactor fuel, it is now behind

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U.S. Department Of Energy And New Mexico Finalize $74M In Settlement Agreements For Nuclear Waste Incidents Of 2014

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Washington, DC — Today, the New Mexico Environment Department, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors signed two settlement agreements to resolve the State of New Mexico Environment Department’s claims against DOE and its contractors …

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Department Of Energy Hacked Over 150 Times In Four Years

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The US Department of Energy, the agency that helps regulate our power grid, nuclear arsenal, and national labs, has been hacked 159 times between 2010 and 2014, according to a review of f…

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Department of Energy attempts cover-up and whitewash of the most criminally corrupt program in U.S. history!

 

By Donna Gleason – Special to Voat

 

 

The American energy department is flooding news outlets with articles that seek to convince voters that its mind-numbing crimes, epic failures and horrific political payola scams never happened.

In a campaign which mirrors the twisted revisionist perversions of “the-holocaust-never-happened” people, The Department of Energy believes it can convince the voters that it has truly only delivered green-energy Unicorn farts to America and that voters should bow, on their knees to the god-like wonder of Secretary Moniz’s bizarre haircut. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”, they trumpet, Oz-like, across the press release circuits.

The FACTS are quite different than the cotton candy clouds of PR hype that have recently emerged from the DOE in a tsunami of press BS.

The DOE lost over a trillion taxpayer dollars because of their crony-ism and failures

The DOE handed Goldman Sachs tens of billions of dollars of upfront fees and bankruptcy tax write-offs for jamming ” cleantech” companies into the death line, where they instantly went bankrupt after filling up the campaign investors bank accounts via illegal skims.

The DOE handed campaign billionaire financier Frank Guistra, now under investigation in both the funding of Obama’s and Hillary’s campaigns, illicit lithium and uranium contracts. The DOE, under a bill for emergency green energy funding in a “crisis-level domestic economy” handed U.S. taxpayer cash to Russian mobster billionaires in the Ener1 and Severstal give-aways, in exchange for kick backs in Afghanistan mining deals. Ener1 immediately went bankrupt, yet campaign billionaires made a hundred million dollars in profit by exploiting tax write-offs.

The DOE funded Solyndra, which had covert ownership by Senator Feinstein. Solyndra immediately went bankrupt and got raided by the FBI. Solyndra dumped toxic materials, was shown to have been owned by campaign financiers and lost over $500M in taxpayer cash. Goldman Sachs made over $40M on the failure. Solyndra’s tubes exploded into flames, on their own, on users roofs, as did panels from other DOE funded, Afghanistan-mined, projects.

 

A123 got taxpayer cash; was co-owned by DOE officials, relied on Afghan lithium mining contracts, suddenly went bankrupt, after getting the taxpayer cash, and the Sachs Cartel took a windfall on the tax write-off, again.

The same thing happened with Abound Solar. Sudden bankruptcy, toxic dumping, investigations.

The DOE funded the most cancer-causing; factory worker killing; fire starting; fetus mutating; liver damaging; airplane crashing; explosive; self-flame initiating; Afghan War profiteered program in the world: Lithium ion batteries. DOE staff and bosses own the lithium ion companies, and their stock. Even DOE’s own scientists wrote extensive papers about this toxic material which becomes increasingly unstable over time, explodes when it gets wet, or bumped, and may have been why Afghanistan was invaded. By the way, that Afghan war has now lost American taxpayers over $6 Trillion dollars according to major universities.

The DOE funded the campaign financier called: Fisker Cars. Then millions of dollars of lithium ion Fisker cars blew up and melted into slag heaps when they got wet in a storm. Your Tesla and Fisker blow up if their batteries get wet. The global crisis of exploding hover-boards, proves how deadly these batteries are. Fisker was suddenly bankrupt, taxpayers lost more money, Goldman Sachs made a profit on “fees”, “skims”, “stock pumps” and “write-offs and the company was sold to China, via Senator Feinstein’s husband, a close buddy of China’s.

Silicon Valley collusion firm: Kleiner Perkins, paid to put Department of Energy staff in office so that those DOE bosses could crony-kick-back the DOE cash to ONLY Kleiner Perkins and their Cartel members who own most of Google. History now proves that only Kleiner/Google Cartel members got cash and every single one of their competitors were denied and sabotaged by DOE staff working with Google and Kleiner hit job resources.

The DOE funded the giant solar mirror project called Ivanpah. The system never worked for anything but roasting birds in mid air, blinding pilots and wasting money. It was not only not the promised “free” or “cheap electricity”, it turned out to be the most expensive electricity in America. To underscore the failure, special supplemental generators had to be built to even keep Ivanpah going.

Elon Musk has now been revealed to exist in the world only due to tens of billions of dollars of government handouts and monopoly rights, given to him, and his backers in a crony payoff scheme. He famously built toxic, exploding cars, rockets and a battery factory that poisons its workers and the environment. Most of Musk’s crony payoffs came from DOE, which hired his business partners to make “fair” decisions.

DOE solicited hundreds of companies and asked them to bring the best technologies on Earth to help the nation. Their request was a sham. It was a cover story for a bundle of cash that had already covertly been hard-wired and secretly promised to a handful of political crony’s. None of those great American innovators were ever going to be given a chance at that cash and DOE knew that from the day they announced the grant and loan programs. DOE defrauded the applicants, tricked them into waiting and spending money on false promises, and used them to manufacture the cover story that the program was ” open to all”. It wasn’t. The DOE programs are rigged, and staged, for the exclusive purpose of crony payola compensation in exchange for the payment of political bribes.

60 Minutes has an investigative episode, which you can see on their website, called: ” THE CLEANTECH CRASH”. It details how Kleiner Cartel members raped taxpayer’s, using the Department of Energy as their bitch, and then gave America’s technology to China at low ball prices. Senator Feinstein’s family assisted with that and profited on the China deals. The whole thing stinks from Palo Alto to Beijing.

 

There are hundreds of other hard facts and proven examples of organized crime-level corruption and historical failures in the Department of Energy period from 2007 to today. This is not “spin”. This is not an opinion that is “subject to interpretation”. These are hard facts with proven evidence from the GAO, The SEC, The NSA, Chinese Hackers, The FBI, The U.S. Senate and the national news media. All of these corrupt crony failures happened. They happened at the Department of Energy. It is a travesty for the Department of Energy to use taxpayer resources to try to cover it up and re-write historical facts.

Now the Department of Transportation (DOT) is being used to conduit cash kickbacks, again, to Tesla and Google for their Afghan War mining scam contracts to exploit dirty lithium ion in their “driver-less cars”. This is just an extension of the DOE crony kick-back program.

Does that sound like the DOE was ” successful”? They were successful in operating the largest criminal revolving door and bribery payoff campaign, ever! Their efforts on behalf of America, and the voters, were an epic failure.

Department of Energy officials say that they “conducted massive due diligence on each applicant”, but the only due diligence that was undertaken by Steven Chu and Secretary Moniz was that they were very diligent about ensuring that only campaign financiers got the money, and that all other applicants were stone-walled and sabotaged.

 

There are a plethora of reports and investigations citing “White House orders” to manipulate the Department of Energy program funding to exclusively benefit campaign financiers. This brings about the famous Watergate question: “ What did the President know and when did he know it?”

 

Bibliography and Evidence Sets

Filed with law enforcement. the public, the media, and the court system in an extensive number of duplicate repositories.

An extensive number of documents, reports, white papers, grand jury reviews, indictments, news stories and law enforcement reports have been published. These materials document, in deep detail, the crimes and corruption that certain politicians, their staff and campaign financiers, engaged in, in order to stop outsiders from competing with their crony deals. There were an extensive number of victims of these malicious attacks by elected officials. The following bibliography provides indisputable evidence of the crimes and cover-ups.

These are the key outside materials of interest in this matter. Click the highlighted item to download the document, usually a .pdf or image file:


REPOSITORY ONE –

Download Area –

FREE E-BOOK. DOWNLOAD THE WIKI-CREATED FREE ADOBE PDF BOOK: “THE SILICON COUP”

The Silicon Coup. An ongoing internet authored book about the characters and historical circumstances involved in the biggest corruption case in modern times:
Click This Link To Download >>> The Silicon Coup 4.5e

Get a free copy, in other digital formats, at:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/593602

Additional free downloads:

A Corruption bibliography. A list of top documents that cover the corruption procedures used by the suspects in this case:
Click This Link To Download >>> Corruption Bibliography 2015

The Solyndra Appendix. Actual emails and documents, acquired by Senate investigators, showing corrupt collusion between elected officials and Silicon Valley VC’s:
Click This Link To Download >>> TheSolyndraAppendixPt1HIGH

The Political Retribution Tactics used against competing applicants by federal and state officials, illegally:
Click This Link To Download >>> POLITICAL PAYBACK TACTICS USED

The Book of Tesla. A live document, constantly expanding, detailing the most audacious one of the crony kick-back schemes in the “Cleantech Crash”:
THE BOOK OF TESLA EDIT ODT V.3.0c

A Discussion Site: http://thecleantechcrash.wordpress.com

A Discussion Site: https://policystudy.wordpress.com

The U.S. Senate Investigation which found the Department of Energy Program to be rife with corruption and kickbacks:
Click This Link To Download >>> FINAL-DOE-Loan-Guarantees-Report

More On the U.S. Senate Investigation:
Click This Link To Download >>> House Oversight Committee Reports $14B Missing

Check back here to download the free public WIKI Book with detailed public investigation lessons, tips and procedures to deploy CIA/FBI-class investigative journalism skills, from the comfort of your living room, to “fry”, or legally terminate, any criminally corrupt politician or campaign financier.
Click This Link To Download >>> How To Investigate and Terminate 1.7

How Google was “Weapon-ized” as a defamation and political payback tool in the Department of Energy scam. Google executives and Google investors were a large part of the scam, using their company to rig voter perceptions, and stock market valuations, in favor of elected officials and their campaign financiers:
Click This Link To Download >>> How Google was Weaponized Against Consumers 1.2

Click This Link To Download >>> How Google Bribed It’s Way To The Top: https://crimesquad1.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/how-google-bribed-its-way-to-the-top.pdf

The Corruption Of Senator Feinstein. A detailed, constantly updated, analysis about how one elected official used their office to enrich them-self and damage millions of taxpayers, in this case.
Click This Link To Download >>> The Corruption Of Senator Feinstein.

A University analysis of the Department of Energy Corruption:
Click This Link To Download >>> AADeRugy_testimony_final

REPOSITORY TWO –

THE MOST REFERENCED LINKS, REPOSITORIES AND ARTICLE SETS:

http:/www.xyzcase.com

http://thecleantechcrash.wordpress.com

http://vcracket.weebly.com

http://greencorruption.blogspot.com

http://www.paybackpolitics.org

http://wp.me/P6h5en-60q

http://www.crimebusters77.com/xyz-case-investigation-22-documentation/who-is-gawker-media/

http://www.policystudy.wordpress.com

http://www.teslawow.com

http://gawker-media-attacks.weebly.com

http://thegaryconleycase.weebly.com

http://congressionalreview.weebly.com

Evidence Data and Video Sets, Mirrors

https://policystudy.wordpress.com/top-videos/

http://wp.me/P6h5en-60q

https://vimeo.com/126887156

http://www.FBI.gov

http://www.dailycaller.com

http://www.voat.co

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zqiewke7y0ixgv6/AACsXYtbh7XUoNINhTTWRBHwa?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xhv8ii2blr8olma/AACypntka0OmZhvtNQ6b6Z3ja?dl=0

Films About This Case:

In addition to the many films linked on this WIKI, a number of feature films detail the exact methods and actions that took place in this matter, among them:

THE BIG SHORT
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/

TOO BIG TOO FAIL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_Big_to_Fail_(film)

INSIDE JOB
http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt_(film)

Automated mass internet manipulation attack “Troll Farm” Tactics used by The Silicon Valley Cartel to hype Tesla, Pump Stocks and Attack Reporters:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/columbia-chemical-hoax-tracked-to-troll-farm-dubbed-the-internet-research-agency/story-fnjwnhzf-1227383608441

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3297994/posts?page=17

http://okcupidtrolls.tumblr.com/

http://mightygirl.com/2015/06/02/russian-troll-farms/

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How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton

How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton
 
by Jim Geraghty
 
Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest? Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel court martialed on charges of possessing such information outside a secure facility. He says Clinton’s actions in the e-mail scandal clearly satisfy all five requirements necessary to sustain charges of mishandling classified material, and constitute a breach perhaps even more glaring than the one for which General David Petraeus was convicted. Like Petraeus, Clinton was clearly “an employee of the United States government.” Like Petraeus, Clinton obtained and created “documents and materials containing classified information” through her work at the State Department. In response to a Congressional inquiry earlier this month, I. Charles McCullough, III, the inspector general of the intelligence community, declared that an intelligence official examined “several dozen e-mails containing classified information determined . . . to be . . . CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET/SAP information” residing on Clinton’s server. (SAP is an acronym for ‘special access programs,’ a level of classification above top secret.)
 
Like Petraeus, Clinton “knowingly removed such documents or materials.” Cuccinelli points out that she actually committed this crime on a significant scale three separate times: First, by setting up her e-mail system to route messages to and through her unsecured server, then by moving the server to Platte River Networks, a private company, in June of 2013, and then by transferring the server’s contents to her private lawyers in 2014. RELATED: Why the Justice Department Won’t Work with the FBI on Clinton’s E-mail Case Like Petraeus, Clinton did not have the authority to remove classified information from secure locations. “Simply being secretary of state does not allow Hillary Clinton to ‘authorize herself’ to deviate from the requirements of retaining and transmitting classified documents, materials, and information,” Cuccinelli says. “There is no known evidence, and Clinton has not asserted, that her arrangement to use the private e-mail server in her home was undertaken with proper authority as it relates to classified documents, materials, or information.” And like Petraeus, Clinton demonstrated the “intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location.” A private residence can be an “authorized” location, and non-government servers and networks can be “authorized” to house and transfer classified materials, but there are specific and stringent requirements for such authorization, and there is no indication that Clinton undertook the steps necessary to obtain it for her house, her private server, Platte River Networks, or her lawyers. “If she had, she would not have offered the ‘my house is guarded by the Secret Service’ excuse,” Cuccinelli says. Share article on Facebook share Tweet article tweet As FBI Director, Comey was completely in the loop on the decision to bring charges against Petraeus, so Clinton’s case is familiar territory for him. Cuccinelli says that if the FBI’s handling of Petraeus is any guide, Comey’s agents are likely to recommend a Clinton indictment to the Department of Justice. Then, the issue becomes really high-stakes. There is no time limit on how long Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the DOJ can take in reviewing the FBI’s recommendation and the evidence on which it’s based. But if the Department of Justice gives the signal that they’re going to ignore the FBI’s investigations, or drag out their own review past election day, Cuccinelli — along with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Roger Stone, Charles Krauthammer, and other observers — predicts that Comey will resign in protest, and other high-level FBI officials could follow him out the door. More Clinton E-mail Scandal Hillary Can’t Pin E-mailgate on the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Why the Justice Department Won’t Work with the FBI on Clinton’s E-mail Case State Department Seeks to Delay Release of Final Clinton E-mails until After Iowa & New Hampshire Not many people remember that Comey almost resigned a high-profile law-enforcement job once before, upset because he thought White House politics were overruling the law.
 
Back in 2004, Comey was Attorney General John Ashcroft’s top deputy. The Justice Department determined that the Bush administration’s domestic-surveillance program, run by the National Security Agency, was illegal. Ashcroft was hospitalized at the time with a pancreatic ailment, and his authority had been transferred to Comey during the hospitalization. Then–White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and President Bush’s chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., went to the hospital to persuade Ashcroft to re-authorize the program. Comey and then–FBI director Robert Mueller raced to the hospital to lobby Ashcroft against signing the authorization papers. Ultimately, Bush agreed with the Justice Department’s assessment and scrapped the program. Comey later told Congress that he, Ashcroft, Mueller, and their aides had prepared a mass resignation in case the White House ignored or defied their legal assessment. In short, Comey’s been willing to defy a White House before, as Obama acknowledged in announcing his nomination to head the FBI: To know Jim Comey is also to know his fierce independence and his deep integrity. Like Bob [Mueller], he’s that rarity in Washington sometimes — he doesn’t care about politics; he only cares about getting the job done. At key moments, when it’s mattered most, he joined Bob in standing up for what he believed was right. He was prepared to give up a job he loved rather than be part of something he felt was fundamentally wrong. Is Comey still prepared to give up the job rather than be part of something he feels is fundamentally wrong? If, as those who know him suspect, it will much harder for the Department of Justice to ignore what his bureau has to say about Clinton’s dangerous misconduct. — Jim Geraghty is the senior political correspondent for National Review.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430343/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-fbi-director-james-comey-resign-protest

Department of Energy attempts cover-up and whitewash of the most criminally corrupt program in U.S. history!

Department of Energy attempts cover-up and whitewash of the most criminally corrupt program in U.S. history!

By Donna Gleason – Special to Voat

The American energy department is flooding news outlets with articles that seek to convince voters that its mind-numbing crimes, epic failures and horrific political payola scams never happened.

In a campaign which mirrors the twisted revisionist perversions of “the-holocaust-never-happened” people, The Department of Energy believes it can convince the voters that it has truly only delivered green-energy Unicorn farts to America and that voters should bow, on their knees to the god-like wonder of Secretary Moniz’s bizarre haircut. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”, they trumpet, Oz-like, across the press release circuits.

The FACTS are quite different than the cotton candy clouds of PR hype that have recently emerged from the DOE in a tsunami of press BS.

The DOE lost over a trillion taxpayer dollars because of their crony-ism and failures

The DOE handed Goldman Sachs tens of billions of dollars of upfront fees and bankruptcy tax write-offs for jamming ” cleantech” companies into the death line, where they instantly went bankrupt after filling up the campaign investors bank accounts via illegal skims.

The DOE handed campaign billionaire financier Frank Guistra, now under investigation in both the funding of Obama’s and Hillary’s campaigns, illicit lithium and uranium contracts. The DOE, under a bill for emergency green energy funding in a “crisis-level domestic economy” handed U.S. taxpayer cash to Russian mobster billionaires in the Ener1 and Severstal give-aways, in exchange for kick backs in Afghanistan mining deals. Ener1 immediately went bankrupt, yet campaign billionaires made a hundred million dollars in profit by exploiting tax write-offs.

The DOE funded Solyndra, which had covert ownership by Senator Feinstein. Solyndra immediately went bankrupt and got raided by the FBI. Solyndra dumped toxic materials, was shown to have been owned by campaign financiers and lost over $500M in taxpayer cash. Goldman Sachs made over $40M on the failure. Solyndra’s tubes exploded into flames, on their own, on users roofs, as did panels from other DOE funded, Afghanistan-mined, projects.

A123 got taxpayer cash; was co-owned by DOE officials, relied on Afghan lithium mining contracts, suddenly went bankrupt, after getting the taxpayer cash, and the Sachs Cartel took a windfall on the tax write-off, again.

The same thing happened with Abound Solar. Sudden bankruptcy, toxic dumping, investigations.

The DOE funded the most cancer-causing; factory worker killing; fire starting; fetus mutating; liver damaging; airplane crashing; explosive; self-flame initiating; Afghan War profiteered program in the world: Lithium ion batteries. DOE staff and bosses own the lithium ion companies, and their stock. Even DOE’s own scientists wrote extensive papers about this toxic material which becomes increasingly unstable over time, explodes when it gets wet, or bumped, and may have been why Afghanistan was invaded. By the way, that Afghan war has now lost American taxpayers over $6 Trillion dollars according to major universities.

The DOE funded the campaign financier called: Fisker Cars. Then millions of dollars of lithium ion Fisker cars blew up and melted into slag heaps when they got wet in a storm. Your Tesla and Fisker blow up if their batteries get wet. The global crisis of exploding hover-boards, proves how deadly these batteries are. Fisker was suddenly bankrupt, taxpayers lost more money, Goldman Sachs made a profit on “fees”, “skims”, “stock pumps” and “write-offs and the company was sold to China, via Senator Feinstein’s husband, a close buddy of China’s.

Silicon Valley collusion firm: Kleiner Perkins, paid to put Department of Energy staff in office so that those DOE bosses could crony-kick-back the DOE cash to ONLY Kleiner Perkins and their Cartel members who own most of Google. History now proves that only Kleiner/Google Cartel members got cash and every single one of their competitors were denied and sabotaged by DOE staff working with Google and Kleiner hit job resources.

The DOE funded the giant solar mirror project called Ivanpah. The system never worked for anything but roasting birds in mid air, blinding pilots and wasting money. It was not only not the promised “free” or “cheap electricity”, it turned out to be the most expensive electricity in America. To underscore the failure, special supplemental generators had to be built to even keep Ivanpah going.

Elon Musk has now been revealed to exist in the world only due to tens of billions of dollars of government handouts and monopoly rights, given to him, and his backers in a crony payoff scheme. He famously built toxic, exploding cars, rockets and a battery factory that poisons its workers and the environment. Most of Musk’s crony payoffs came from DOE, which hired his business partners to make “fair” decisions.

DOE solicited hundreds of companies and asked them to bring the best technologies on Earth to help the nation. Their request was a sham. It was a cover story for a bundle of cash that had already covertly been hard-wired and secretly promised to a handful of political crony’s. None of those great American innovators were ever going to be given a chance at that cash and DOE knew that from the day they announced the grant and loan programs. DOE defrauded the applicants, tricked them into waiting and spending money on false promises, and used them to manufacture the cover story that the program was ” open to all”. It wasn’t. The DOE programs are rigged, and staged, for the exclusive purpose of crony payola compensation in exchange for the payment of political bribes.

60 Minutes has an investigative episode, which you can see on their website, called: ” THE CLEANTECH CRASH”. It details how Kleiner Cartel members raped taxpayer’s, using the Department of Energy as their bitch, and then gave America’s technology to China at low ball prices. Senator Feinstein’s family assisted with that and profited on the China deals. The whole thing stinks from Palo Alto to Beijing.

There are hundreds of other hard facts and proven examples of organized crime-level corruption and historical failures in the Department of Energy period from 2007 to today. This is not “spin”. This is not an opinion that is “subject to interpretation”. These are hard facts with proven evidence from the GAO, The SEC, The NSA, Chinese Hackers, The FBI, The U.S. Senate and the national news media. All of these corrupt crony failures happened. They happened at the Department of Energy. It is a travesty for the Department of Energy to use taxpayer resources to try to cover it up and re-write historical facts.

Now the Department of Transportation (DOT) is being used to conduit cash kickbacks, again, to Tesla and Google for their Afghan War mining scam contracts to exploit dirty lithium ion in their “driver-less cars”. This is just an extension of the DOE crony kick-back program.

Does that sound like the DOE was ” successful”? They were successful in operating the largest criminal revolving door and bribery payoff campaign, ever! Their efforts on behalf of America, and the voters, were an epic failure.

Department of Energy officials say that they “conducted massive due diligence on each applicant”, but the only due diligence that was undertaken by Steven Chu and Secretary Moniz was that they were very diligent about ensuring that only campaign financiers got the money, and that all other applicants were stone-walled and sabotaged.

There are a plethora of reports and investigations citing “White House orders” to manipulate the Department of Energy program funding to exclusively benefit campaign financiers. This brings about the famous Watergate question: “ What did the President know and when did he know it?”

Obama Spends How Much On This Failed Car Program?

Obama Spends How Much On This Failed Car Program?

car program

A scandal-plagued “green” auto program that’s fleeced American taxpayers out of huge sums just got another $58 million from the Obama administration to support the development of advanced technology vehicles that meet higher efficiency standards.

The experimental program is known as Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) and it’s one of the president’s many disastrous green-energy investments. The public funds are funneled through the Department of Energy (DOE), which is handing out cash like candy on Halloween. In all, the administration has set aside an astounding $25 billion for the cause and a chunk of it has already been lost on initiatives that have failed miserably.

Among them is fly-by-night electric car company called Fisker Automotive that shut down after getting an eye-popping $193 million from the government. The Obama DOE originally pledged $529 million for the California startup but the cash finally stopped flowing when Fisker laid off three quarters of its employees and announced it was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Judicial Watch has an ongoing investigation into the Fisker scandal and has sued the DOE for records detailing the government “loan” that will obviously never be repaid because the company went under. The Obama administration touted it as a great investment in a company that would create thousands of jobs in a region hit hard by unemployment. The administration also promised Fisker would develop two lines of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that could run up to 300 miles on a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. None of this ever came close to materializing and instead taxpayers got stuck with the huge loss of this failed experiment.

Soon after Fisker’s collapse another startup called Vehicle Production Group (VPG) went under after losing $50 million in taxpayer funds. VPG was supposed to create special vans for the disabled that run on compressed natural gas. Here’s how the Obama administration justified funding this experiment with public dollars: “This project invests in a socially and environmentally responsible product that will create new jobs, promote the use of alternative fuels, and help the U.S. maintain its competitive edge in the automotive industry.” The DOE eventually took the page down, but JW got the quote straight from the agency’s announcement touting VPG, which turned out to be yet another costly failure for taxpayers.

This hasn’t stopped the administration from pouring big bucks into these dubious green energy initiatives. In announcing the $58 million ATVM allocation this month, the DOE has the audacity to claim that the controversial program has enjoyed great “successes.” The agency press release says the funding will solicit projects across vehicle technologies like energy storage, electric drive systems, materials, fuels and lubricants and advanced combustion.

The technologies will help save American consumers money and decrease carbon emissions by increasing the fuel efficiency of conventional cars and trucks, according to the agency. It will also support the administration’s goal to make electric vehicles as affordable as gas-powered vehicles by 2022. “These successful investments in next-generation vehicle technologies are a clear example of the impact innovation can have on industry and consumers,” said DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz.

DOES GOOGLE BRIBE POLITICIANS TO GIVE IT FREE GOVERNMENT HAND OUTS AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE?

Google’s worldwide web of tax loopholes: Osborne under fire as Google is set to pay THREE times as much tax in France – even though it employs thousands more people and does more business in Britain

  • Government accused of agreeing ‘derisory’ £130m tax deal with Google
  • Google set to pay £380m in France despite UK being its largest base
  • French officials refusing to allow sales to be funneled via Dublin not Paris
  • But HMRC’s ‘sweetheart deal’ backs Google’s claim it has no fixed UK base
  • George Osborne had hailed £130m deal as a ‘victory for the taxpayer’
  • But Downing Street and MPs have distanced themselves from his claims
Google is set to pay three times more back tax to France than the UK, despite making three times as much money and employing four times more staff in its British outpost (pictured)

Google is set to pay three times more back tax to France than the UK, despite making three times as much money and employing four times more staff in its British outpost (pictured)

The Government was today accused of gross incompetence after agreeing Google could pay £130milllion in tax even though the web giant is about to hand over three times more in France.

Aggressive French officials are close to getting £380million from Google even though Britain is its biggest market outside the US and employs thousands more people than in France.

Paris tax bosses have refused to accept Google’s ploy of funnelling its international sales via Dublin to benefit from Ireland’s lower tax rate.

George Osborne hailed the £130million deal as a ‘victory’ for the taxpayer but critics branded it ‘derisory’ because Google has made around £6billion in profit in the UK in the past decade.

Yesterday even Downing Street distanced itself from the Chancellor’s claims and the agreement is now going to be subject to three inquiries.

Both Google and HM Revenue and Customs are now set to be hauled in front of MPs to explain the deal, after the Commons public accounts committee and the Treasury committee last night launched separate inquiries. 

Sources at the National Audit Office revealed they are also poised to investigate the deal. 

HMRC officials have taken six years to get the the internet giant to pay back just £130million to cover a decade of back-taxes.

This means they have been taxed at a rate that may be as low as 3 per cent – although the Government is still refusing to disclose what they charged them for ‘confidentiality’ reasons, minister David Gauke said yesterday. 

Experts have claimed the bill should be closer to £200million a year. 

Meg Hillier, who chairs the Commons public accounts committee, said it was just a ‘cosy deal’, adding: ‘It beggars belief that they didn’t challenge that basic question (of no fixed base). It underlines my real concerns about HMRC not keeping up with the big guys.’ 

But the French authorities have been aggressively chasing Google for more than 500million euros, furious at the tax avoidance ploy used by the firm, which registered all European sales in Dublin and benefitted from the lower tax rate in Ireland.

‘We have a hard time believing that some 150 well-paid salespeople with advanced degrees employed by one particular company in France are nothing more than busboys for Ireland,’  a French official said last year, according to The Times. Italy is also reportedly demanding £1billion from Google. 

Google uses a complicated web of businesses across the globe to reduce its tax bill and still claims it has no ‘fixed base’ in the UK despite its plans for a £1billion central London office housing up to 5,000 staff. Currently its thousands of UK employees are split between two offices.  

HQ: This is Google's UK reception at one of its central London offices, where thousands are employed, but it insists that it has no 'fixed base' in Britain

HQ: This is Google’s UK reception at one of its central London offices, where thousands are employed, but it insists that it has no ‘fixed base’ in Britain

French authorities have been aggressively chasing Google for more than 500 Euros, furious at the tax avoidance ploy used by the firm, which registered all European sales in Dublin and benefitted from the lower tax rate in Ireland. Pictured is Google's office in Paris

French authorities have been aggressively chasing Google for more than 500 Euros, furious at the tax avoidance ploy used by the firm, which registered all European sales in Dublin and benefitted from the lower tax rate in Ireland. Pictured is Google’s office in Paris

HOW GOOGLE FUNNELS ITS MONEY VIA A WEB OF COMPANIES TO SHRINK ITS TAX BILL

Web: This is Google’s complicated web of holding companies that allows the web giant to reduce its international tax bill. Google US has set up two Irish companies, one of which is based in Bermuda, with a middle company in the Netherlands. The network allows revenue from around the world to be sent back to Bermuda via Ireland and Holland, with their generous tax rates, allowing Google to reduce its tax bill

Google manages to reduce its tax bill by using a set of subsidiary companies across the globe.

The network – nicknamed the ‘Double Irish and Dutch Sandwich’ – is hugely controversial but totally legal.

Google moved its headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa to Ireland in 2008 to benefit from the country’s lower tax rate on profits.

In Britain, its biggest market outside the US, Google is classified as having no ‘fixed base’ so none of its sales are technically made in the UK.

It means when a British company buys a Google advert for the UK, for example, the money goes straight to Dublin, meaning it pays little tax to the UK Treasury.

After paying Ireland’s lower corporation tax rate of 12.5%, international profits are then funnelled via Google Netherlands Holdings, taking advantage of generous tax laws there.

The profits are then sent to Google’s main overseas company, another Irish business domiciled in Bermuda – where the corporation tax rate is zero. 

This complicated arrangement is explained by experts as the Double Irish and Dutch Sandwich – with the Irish businesses being the bread and the Dutch subsidiary being its filling. 

It means that Google’s overseas tax rate on all its profits falls to around five per cent when in the UK it would have to pay 20 per cent.

Though this process has been branded ‘immoral’ by MPs, it is not illegal and Google says it has abided by international tax rules. 

The company also says its Bermuda operation does not impact the tax it pays in the UK.

Executives say the reported UK profit margins are far below the group average because most of its algorithms and codes, which drive the company’s profits, are developed outside the country.

Google still pays the majority of its taxes in America, but on its American profits only. 

 
 
 

Google’s sales were valued at £3.8 billion in Britain during 2013 but it paid just £20.4 million in UK taxes that year. Between 2006 and 2011 the company’s revenue in the UK hit around £12.6 billion but its corporation tax payments for the period totalled £11.2 million 

Its tax set-up allows the business to send UK sales revenue through an Irish subsidiary and legally avoid corporation tax in Britain.

That cash is then funneled via Holland, which offers a tax break too, and on to a holding company in Bermuda, which has a zero rate of corporation tax. 

Money from all of Google’s international businesses is sent to Bermuda in the same way.

MPs on all sides demanded further action to extract tax from Google and other giant corporations like Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Facebook that make huge sums in the UK but pay little or no tax. 

The Times has also reported that HMRC officials failed to question Google’s claim that it had no ‘permanent establishment’ in the UK. 

This enabled the company to avoid paying millions in UK corporation tax, by booking sales through Ireland, with the profits then diverted to Bermuda – one of the world’s biggest tax havens. 

Britain is Google’s biggest foreign market, and the UK wing has four times as many staff as Google France. 

Tax expert Steve Lewis, who featured in the BBC Two show The Town That Took on the Taxman where locals took their businesses offshire, branded the situation ‘ridiculous’.

He said: ‘Google must have been over the moon with how lightly it got off. They probably thought all their Christmases and New Years had come at once.

‘If you look at their turnover for the UK it is eight figures – the money they should pay back should have been around £1 billion, not £130 million.

George Osborne, pictured, is facing three inquiries over his deal with Google that will see the internet giant pay £130m to cover a decade of back-taxes

George Osborne, pictured, is facing three inquiries over his deal with Google that will see the internet giant pay £130m to cover a decade of back-taxes

‘If a small firm makes an error with its tax return there’s no tolerance whatsoever. You’re not in any position to negotiate – you have to pay the fine plus interest.’ 

Mr Osborne has faced a barrage of criticism over the deal with HMRC, which covers money owed since 2005. 

And even Downing Street yesterday distanced itself from Mr Osborne’s claim that the agreement was a ‘victory’ for the taxpayer, as Tory MPs queued up to demand further action to extract tax from Google and other giant corporations that contribute little or nothing in the UK. 

Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie said tax law had become a ‘piece of elastic’ that allowed corporations to get away with paying almost nothing.

He said: ‘The complexity of tax law is turning what should be a straightforward principle – that everybody should pay the correct amount of tax – into a piece of elastic. For corporation tax the problem is exacerbated by the globalisation of economic activity and any liability to tax that accompanies it.’

Labour said the deal set a dangerous precedent, and asked why ministers were settling for so little, when Italy was demanding £1billion from Google.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said analysis by experts suggested ‘the effective rate of tax faced by Google is around 3 per cent’ – against the current corporation tax rate of 20 per cent.

Treasury minister David Gauke dismissed the figure, saying Google was paying a higher rate of tax on its profits in the UK. But he flatly refused to tell MPs what the real rate was, or how it had been calculated.

Labour MP Rachel Reeves, a member of the Treasury committee, said the deal was an insult to taxpayers. She added: ‘A lot of people are struggling to fill out their tax returns right now – they can’t go and have a word with HMRC and say, ‘I think I’ll just pay £1,000 this year.’ They have to pay their fair share.’

The deal with Google announced on Friday covers a period dating back to 2005. Mr Osborne hailed it as ‘a victory for the action we’ve taken’.

 
 
 
Google has agreed to pay just £130million in taxes dating back to 2005. The amount was branded 'derisory' in light of the fact that the firm racked up sales of £4.5billion in Britain in 2014 alone

Google has agreed to pay just £130million in taxes dating back to 2005. The amount was branded ‘derisory’ in light of the fact that the firm racked up sales of £4.5billion in Britain in 2014 alone

Downing Street today played down reports that it was distancing itself from the Chancellor, who had described the deal as a ‘victory’ and a ‘major success’.

‘The Prime Minister and the Chancellor are of the same mind on this,’ a Downing Street spokesman said. ‘This was a good deal. There is no difference in the position – the Prime Minister and Chancellor’s view on this is the same.’

OTHER GIANTS IN THE DOCK: MAJOR FIRMS AND CORPORATION TAX 

Facebook: The social media titan paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, despite reporting UK revenues of £105million.

Apple: The US-based technology firm behind the iPad and the iPhone made £34billion in profit during the year to September 2014.

Experts estimate that the UK accounted for £1.9billion of that profit, but the firm only paid £11.8million in British corporation tax.

Amazon: The online shopping giant took £5.3billion in sales from British shoppers in 2014 but paid just £11.9million in tax after announcing profits of £34.4million.

Starbucks: The coffee chain paid just £8.6million of tax over 14 years between 1998 and 2012 when sales totalled £3billion.

But latest company filings show it paid £8.1million in corporation tax for last year on profits of £34.2million.

The spokesman said the tax settlement was agreed with Google by HMRC, adding: ‘No ministers were involved in agreeing this deal. It is done by HMRC on an operational basis.’

He added: ‘The key point on this is that HMRC is satisfied with the tax due and what it has collected.’

The spokesman said he was aware of ‘speculation’ that France is seeking more than 500 million euros from Google, but added: ‘Clearly at this stage, there’s no outcome, so it does remain to be seen how much they get.’

London Mayor Boris Johnson also hit out at the ‘derisory’ tax settlement, and called for reform of the tax system.

Mr Osborne dodged scrutiny of the deal in the Commons yesterday, preferring to press ahead with a pre-arranged trip to Liverpool with Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates. Instead, it was left to Mr Gauke to deal with the criticism from MPs on all sides.

Tory Anne Main asked why HMRC had allowed Google to avoid paying its taxes for so many years and fellow Conservative Mark Garnier questioned whether the internet giant had broken the law. Mr Gauke flatly refused to disclose details, citing taxpayer confidentiality. He insisted the deal was good for Britain, and said it provided ‘solid evidence’ that firms were responding to strengthened rules.

Google’s sales were valued at £3.8billion in Britain during 2013 but it paid just £20.4million in UK taxes that year. Between 2006 and 2011 the company’s revenue in the UK hit around £12.6billion but its corporation tax payments for the period totalled £11.2million.

It said: ‘After a six-year audit by the tax authority we are paying the amount of tax that HMRC agrees we should pay. Governments make tax law, the tax authorities enforce the law and Google complies with the law.’ 

Revealed: The incredibly close links between Google and Downing Street  

David Cameron and the Tories have links to the very top of Google going back decades.

The Prime Minister has enjoyed a special relationship with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who made billions making the business into a global powerhouse.

For years Mr Schmidt was on Mr Cameron’s business advisory board, which is used as a ‘sounding board’ on business matters, but the Google executive left in July.

The billionaire has reportedly also offered Mr Cameron on economic policy.

Former Google CEO and now executive chairman Eric Schmidt chats to Prime Minister David Cameron at a drinks reception - and has in the past advised Cameron on economic matters

Former Google CEO and now executive chairman Eric Schmidt chats to Prime Minister David Cameron at a drinks reception – and has in the past advised Cameron on economic matters

Links: Steve Hilton (left) was David Cameron's policy guru and his wife Rachel Whetstone (right) was a Google PR executive who worked for the Tories

Rachel Whetstone and Boris Johnson

Links: Steve Hilton was David Cameron’s policy guru and his wife Rachel Whetstone (together left) was a Google PR executive who worked for the Tories (right with Boris Johnson)

The links do not end there because Steve Hilton, once the Prime Minister’s closest political adviser, is married to Rachel Whetstone, who was vice-president of global communications at Google until last year before she moved to Uber.

Rachel Whetstone is a former No 10 aide and was Michael Howard’s director of communications when he was Tory leader and Mr Cameron is godfather to her younger son.

Mr Hilton was godfather to Ivan Cameron, the late eldest child of David and Samantha.

Hilton and Whetstone have been called the ‘most powerful couple in Britain’ while she and Mr Cameron have known each other since starting at Conservative Central Office in their early 20s.

Hilton and Whetstone later bought a Oxfordshire holiday home close to the Camerons. 

Last year Mr Hilton, who quit as Mr Cameron’s former chief strategist, admitted too many of those at the heart of government go to the same dinner parties and send their children to the same schools.

Mr Hilton warned: ‘Regardless of who’s in office, the same people are in power. It is a democracy in name only, operating on behalf of a tiny elite no matter the electoral outcome.’ 

In 2013 David Cameron, accompanied by his wife Samantha and their daughter Florence, went to the wedding of a Naomi Gummer, a senior Google executive with the brief of ‘public policy’.

She was previously a political adviser to Jeremy Hunt when he was Culture Secretary in charge of internet regulation – so he was in attendance too.

David Cameron and his wife Samantha attended the wedding of Google exec Naomi Gummer

Google executive Naomi Gummer with husband Henry

Guests: David Cameron and his wife Samantha attended the wedding of Naomi Gummer, right with husband Henry,  a senior Google executive with the brief of ‘public policy’.

The Hilton/Whetstone axis is not the only relationship between Google and Government.

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, has long been close to Downing Street and has in the past advised Cameron on economic matters.

In 2006, Mr Cameron travelled from visiting Google in Silicon Valley to Bournemouth to address the Conservative Party conference.

Then in 2010 when Cameron announced a review of Britain’s intellectual property laws as the founders of Google have said they could never have started their company in Britain’.

In 2012 it emerged that Tory ministers held meetings with Google an average of once a month. 

Official records show that David Cameron met Google executives three times and Chancellor George Osborne four times. 

Google has held five meetings with the UK government over the past two years to discuss launching driverless cars in Britain.

It is not just a case of former government policy staff exiting through Westminster’s ‘revolving door’ to Google – it works the other way too.

Tim Chatwin was Mr Cameron’s head of strategic communications and had worked closely with Mr Hilton since the start of the Cameron modernisation project. He joined Google after the 2012 Tory conference.

Amy Fisher was once Google’s PR chief for European affairs and later bagged a job advising then Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

Tim Chatwin was Mr Cameron's head of strategic communications and joined Google after the 2012 Tory conference

Tim Chatwin was Mr Cameron’s head of strategic communications and joined Google after the 2012 Tory conference

LABOUR WRITES TO CHANCELLOR AND TELLS HIM: THESE ARE THE 8 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ANSWER ON THE £130M GOOGLE TAX DEAL

Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell today wrote to George Osborne demanding more information on Google’s tax bill.

In his letter he said that there are eight questions he must answer:

  • Firstly, please can you clarify exactly when you were first made aware of the details of the deal with Google? Did you (or any other Treasury Minister) personally sign it off, and were other Ministers involved in the settlement?
  • What discussions, if any, did you or members of your private office have with HMRC and with Google representatives about the deal?
  • Did HM Treasury and HMRC discuss details of the deal with Number 10 before the announcement was made?
  • What is HMRC’s understanding of the effective tax rate faced by Google over the past 10 years as a result of this settlement?
  • Are you confident that this deal will not undermine international co-operation on tax avoidance, such as the OECD base erosion and profit shifting scheme?
  • Can you clarify whether Google is changing the company structures that enabled this avoidance to take place over the past decade?
  • What concerns, if any, do you have that this agreement creates a precedent for future deals with other large technology corporations?
  • To help ensure HMRC is best placed to address complex issues like this will you now halt the programme of HMRC staffing cuts? 

Is the Google sweetheart deal another blunder by HMRC boss Dame Disaster? 

Google’s £130million ‘sweetheart deal’ with the taxman could be another blunder by HM Revenue and Customs boss nicknamed Dame Disaster.

HMRC has refused to say who signed off on the Google agreement but Treasury sources have said that the deal is likely to have been signed off by Lin Homer.

It is not the first ‘sweetheart deal’ agreed with HMRC as her predecessor Dave Hartnett also signed off agreements which saved Starbucks and Vodafone millions or even billions in tax payments.

High life: Dame Lin Homer is pictured here sipping champagne on a plane after an HMRC crisis and as boss it is likely she has signed off the Google deal

High life: Dame Lin Homer is pictured here sipping champagne on a plane after an HMRC crisis and as boss it is likely she has signed off the Google deal

An inquiry into Google’s tax arrangements started in 2009 when Mr Hartnett was in charge before he left in 2012 and Mrs Homer took over. 

Her tenure has been tarnished by a string of blunders and she will stand down two years early in April with a pension worth £2.2million.

Her 35-year career in the public sector has been dogged by a string of scandals and failures.

Previous HMRC boss Dave Hartnett, pictured, also signed off agreements which saved Starbucks and Vodafone millions or even billions in tax payments.

 

Previous HMRC boss Dave Hartnett, pictured, also signed off agreements which saved Starbucks and Vodafone millions or even billions in tax payments.

In 2005, as chief executive of Birmingham City Council, she was caught up in a postal votes scandal, which a judge said would have ‘disgraced a banana republic’.

Election judge Richard Mawrey said Mrs Homer, acting as the city’s returning officer, had ‘thrown the rule book out of the window’.

She went on to become the £200,000-a-year boss of the immigration system, at the time it was branded ‘not fit for purpose’ by the then Home Secretary John Reid.

During her time in charge it emerged that 1,000 foreign criminals had been mistakenly released, and 450,000 asylum case files were discovered dumped in boxes at the Home Office.

She later became head of the now defunct UK Border Agency, where she was criticised by MPs for a ‘catastrophic leadership failure’.

Despite the criticism, she was rewarded with a new post as head of HMRC.

At the time of her appointment, in 2012, the Home Affairs Committee said it was ‘astounded’ that she was being promoted to become the chief executive at Revenue & Customs adding: ‘The status quo, in which catastrophic leadership failure is no obstacle to promotion, is totally unacceptable.’

Recently pictures emerged of her as she raised a glass of champagne in first class, this is the head as she jetted off to America as her department floundered. 

Days before her summer holiday last July she announced that 18million of the 60million annual calls to the HMRC helpline were never answered by staff.

Dame Lin was forced to set aside an extra £45million to improve customer service because so many calls were never picked up or were met with a busy tone. 

She said at the time: ‘Despite our best efforts, our call performance hasn’t been up to scratch and we apologise to all those customers who have struggled to get through to us’.

But instead of staying in the UK, photographs from her husband Ian’s Facebook account reveal they still went to America for a summer break.

THE BILLIONAIRE GOOGLE BOSSES WHO CLAIM TO BE PAID AS LITTLE AS $1

Larry Page, 42, Google co-founder and chief executive at Alphabet – Google’s parent company

Salary: $1

Worth: £36.8bn

Computer scientist and entrepreneur Page (right) co-founded Google Inc with Sergey Brin – his friend at Stanford University – in 1998, when they developed a search engine that listed results according to the popularity of the pages as part of a research project.

Both men became billionaires in August 2004 when Google held its initial public offering.

Page stepped aside as CEO in August 2001 in favour of Eric Schmidt, but re-assumed the role in April 2011. Last July he announced his intention to step aside a second time, in order to to become CEO of Alphabet.

Documents filed with regulators in April last year also disclosed that Page and the company’s other founder, Sergey Brin, limited their 2014 pay to $1 each, as has been their practice for years.

In 2011, he splashed out $45m on his own super yacht – but unlike many moguls, he bought his yacht second-hand.

Last year, a survey by review site Glassdoor named him as the highest-rated chief executive in America.

Sergey Brin, 42, Google co-founder, Alphabet President and head of Google X

Salary: $1

Worth: £36bn

Born in the Soviet Union, Brin (right) and his family moved to the US when he was six years old. He met Google co-founder Page in 1995 after he went to Stanford University to study computer science, and the pair set up what was initially called BackRub would become the internet giant as part of a project.

Like Page, Brin takes a salary of just $1, but his wealth is estimated at £36bn.

Brin is also an investor in Airship Ventures and a private space travel company, Space Adventures. He became a benefactor for research into Parkinson’s disease, after his mother, Eugenia was diagnosed with the disease. He also learned he has a genetic mutation increasing the odds that he he too will get it, and in February 2014, Brin and his now ex-wife Anne Wojcicki donated $53 million to Michael J Fox Foundation.

After the couple’s separation in 2013, Wojcicki remained in the couple’s $7million Los Altos home with their two children.

Eric Schmidt, 60, Executive chairman at Alphabet

Pay/bonuses: $109m

Worth: $9billion

Schmidt (right) was brought in as Google’s CEO in 2001 by creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who relied on his expertise to turn their modest internet search engine into a global media powerhouse.

Also known for his colourful private life, Schmidt is among the world’s richest people with an estimated fortune of $9 billion, according to Forbes.

He reportedly owns a $72.3million superyacht, a $15 million penthouse in Manhatten, a home near Google’s Silicon Valley HQ, and a $38 million estate in Montecito, California

In April last year it was revealed he had earned nearly $109 million in that financial year while the company’s stock slumped. Most of this consisted of stock valued at $100 million – the largest stock package that Schmidt had received since 2011 when Google Inc. awarded him a bundle valued at $94 million at the time he relinquished the CEO’s job to company co-founder Larry Page.

Schmidt also pocketed a $1.25 million salary, a $6 million bonus and perks valued at nearly $1 million. His total pay last year soared by more than five-fold from 2013 when his Google compensation was valued at $19.3 million.

Sundar Pinchai, 43, Google chief executive

Pay/Bonuses: $50m

Worth: $150m

Long-hailed as a rising star in the company, Pinchai (right) was promoted to Google’s chief executive last August as part of the firm’s radical shake-up and Alphabet rebrand.

Twitter tried to poach him in 2011, and he was slated to become Microsoft CEO in 2013, but stuck with Google – where he has ascended to the top in just over six years.

The 43-year-old married father-of-two (one son, one daughter) was born in Chennai, India, and reportedly did not own a telephone until he was 12.

Pichai moved to America after his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

He went to Stanford for his MSc, the University of Pennsylvania for his MBA, then worked in business management and engineering before joining Google in 2004.

At Google he was one of the driving forces behind Gmail and Google Maps, and has headed up the development side of Chrome and Chrome OS.

He is widely described as ‘nice’, ‘mild-mannered’ and warm’. 

Backlash builds against Google tax deal

Backlash builds against Google tax deal

 

 

 

 

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Downing Street distanced itself on Monday from George Osborne’s claim that the tax deal with Google represented “a major success”, amid growing criticism of the settlement.

Google’s agreement to pay £130m in back taxes to the UK government has reignited a controversy that pushed tax avoidance to the top of the international agenda three years ago.

The deal ended a decade-long probe by tax authorities into whether the tech group had skirted its tax bill by allocating profits earned in the UK — its second biggest market — to its European base in Ireland, where tax rates are lower

Conservative MPs — led by Boris Johnson, London mayor — have lined up to criticise what they said was a “derisory” payment by the US multinational.

Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the Commons treasury committee, announced an inquiry into corporate taxation saying that fundamental reforms would “probably now have to be considered”.

The chancellor’s enthusiastic reception of the Google agreement was not echoed by Number 10. David Cameron’s spokesman declined to repeat Mr Osborne’s assertion that the deal was a “major success” and “a victory”.

“It’s a step forward but there’s more to do,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “We have made it clear that we want to see low taxes for business but tax must be paid. Clearly there is more work for the government to do to make sure multinational companies pay their tax.”

David Gauke, treasury minister, was forced to defend the deal in the House of Commons and rejected suggestions from some MPs that Google’s effective tax rate was just 3 per cent. But he said he could not say what rate the company had paid because he was not privy to tax information.

[Critics form] an unholy alliance between myself, The Sun, the mayor of London and even No 10

– John McDonnell

He reminded MPs that international rules dating back to the 1920s decree that corporation tax was paid on the basis of where economic activity takes place rather than where profit was made.

But Mr Tyrie’s treasury committee will look at whether the rules need to be changed. MPs are also expected to call multinationals such as Google, Facebook and Amazon to give evidence on their tax affairs.

John McDonnell, shadow chancellor, claimed the deal with Google had helped to form “an unholy alliance between myself, The Sun, the mayor of London and even Number 10”.

Steve Baker, one Tory MP, said the Google deal was “derisory”, echoing the view of Mr Johnson, and “totally unacceptable” to the public. The Sun newspaper said it was “a kick in the goolies”.

The issue of corporation tax has also been rising up the US political agenda. On Monday, Johnson Controls revived a debate about tax-cutting “inversion” deals, after it agreed a $20bn combination with Tyco International which would move the US manufacturer’s domicile to Ireland.

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Sierra One 35 minutes ago

Perhaps we should see the £130m as the *price* Google decided it would pay to *buy* the termination of the UK’s “decade-long probe by tax authorities into whether the tech group had skirted its tax bill”.

It is Mr Osborne’s Treasury and HMRC that have an interest in spinning this as Google agreeing to pay “back taxes”; i.e. a victory by them over Google. But Google would rather not hear (nor say) the word “tax” at all. “What avoidance? We broke no law! End of.” True — and revealing:

What we actually learn from this episode is the going rate for buying the silence of Mr Osborne’s Treasury: circa 3%. Think about that for a moment.

Perhaps henceforth Mr Osborne should be known as “Mr 3%”. And perhaps *Never knowingly undersold* can be made the UK’s corporation tax policy; works as a Tweet too.

(More trivially: Clumsy of Mr Osborne to expose himself this way to his “friend” Boris.)

Citizen88 49 minutes ago

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The debate is not really about the Google payment but the highlighting of the arcane and anachronistic tax system we have.  Corporate and personal.  Application of existing rules is also poor as it is difficult to imagine a personal tax payer, without penalty, being given up to 10 years to argue the toss. For Google to take that time and employ advisors you know the outcome was worth it.

Reform however badly needed should not be underestimated.  While living in Hong Kong many years ago the US Congress sent a committe to review the spectacularly successful tax system of 15% flat (personal) and 16.5% if your employer paid for your housing.  Their simplified conclusion: a 25% flat tax would collect a meaningfully larger tax revenue but be over-run by the unemployment in legal, accounting and government employment.  It is much the same with reform of Corporate Tax.  With the added complexity of the stock market and braoder corporate financing as companies were forced to pay closer to or at headline tax rates. Headline tax rates are frankly meaningless when the majority of companies structure to minimise.

As a previous commentor suggested changes to the system reflecting the times in which we live would transform the collection and amount.  Now at a time where interest rates are at historic and predicted long term lows is the best time to make the change.  We also need to be cognisant of the numbers that companies, particularly public, want to promote and therefore require some honesty.  For example a 5% tax on gross earnings may be more relevant today.  A recent Australian review of public companies showed that of 1539 corporate entities, 38 per cent did not pay any tax in 2013-14, 22 per cent incurred a current year loss, 8 per cent offset tax profit against prior year tax losses, and 7 per cent used franking credits and other offsets (such as foreign tax credits and research and development tax breaks) to reduce their tax.  It may be the rules but the rules appear broke.  The UK sitution is likely to be similar.

This reform is financially and socially important.  The employees of these companies have often supped at the State teat and if we are prevented from recovering some societal benefit through corporations and personal tax at reasonable levels we kill the society we are meant to enhance for our very economic success.  Of course reform of government spending should follow hand in hand.  Like the Google tax investigation it is a decade long  process but the context of a fairer system working as stated (e.g. headline rates are the tax rates) is worth fighting for.

Citizen88 55 minutes ago

The debate is not really about the Google payment but the highlighting of the arcane and anachronistic tax system we have.  Corporate and personal.  Application of existing rules is also poor as it is difficult to imagine a personal tax payer, without penalty, being given up to 10 years to argue the toss. For Google to take that time and employ advisors you know the outcome was worth it.

Reform however badly needed should not be underestimated.  While living in Hong Kong many years ago the US Congress sent a committe to review the spectacularly successful tax system of 15% flat (personal) and 16.5% if your employer paid for your housing.  Their simplified conclusion: a 25% flat tax would collect a meaningfully larger tax revenue but be over-run by the unemployment in legal, accounting and government employment.  It is much the same with reform of Corporate Tax.  With the added complexity of the stock market and braoder corporate financing as companies were forced to pay closer to or at headline tax rates. Headline tax rates are frankly meaningless when the majority of companies structure to minimise.

As a previous commentor suggested changes to the system reflecting the times in which we live would transform the collection and amount.  Now at a time where interest rates are at historic and predicted long term lows is the best time to make the change.  We also need to be cognisant of the numbers that companies, particularly corporate, want to promote and therefore require some honesty.  For example a 5% tax on gross earnings may be more relevant today.

This reform is financially and socially important.  The employees of these companies have often supped at the State teat and if we are prevented from recovering some societal benefit through corporations and personal tax at reasonable levels we kill the society we are meant to enhance for our very economic success.  Of course reform of government spending should follow hand in hand.  Like the Google tax investigation it is a decade long  process but the context of a fairer system working as stated (e.g. headline rates are the tax rates) is worth fighting for.

L’anziano 1 hour ago

Hold on a minute. Google obeyed the law. So does Starbucks. So does Amazon. So does Apple. These are not charitable organisations, they’re set up to make money. What did you expect them to do? If the law is flawed, then for goodness sake, change the law. Politicians, if you’ve designed a flawed tax system, that’s your fault! It’s no good posturing and trying to lay the blame at the feet of the ‘evil Americans’. The UK is a democracy. All you have to do – particularly in the ‘elected dictatorship’-style democracy which exists here – is pass legislation. It clearly won’t be unpopular to kick the evil corporations in the teeth.

Somehow, though, I’ll bet politicians will prefer to ‘line up’ to criticise the big, bad American corporations and demand extra-legal ‘shake down’ payments whilst maintaining their lower corporate tax rate than the US as well as their cozy relationships with these corporations. Heaven forbid they do anything so bold as to legislate!

This is complete PR hogwash!

Vyvian 3 hours ago

So Google has settled a 10 year review by HMRC by agreeing to pay £130m. In doing so Google negotiated with the HMRC and one assumes that HMRC applied tax laws as legislated for by the UK parliament (and not the multinationals ) for that period of 10 years. So unless the HMRC is totally incompetent what’s the issue?

The multinationals after all play the international tax game to their advantage, not surprisingly – that is the logical rational approach.

So rather than rail with  pathetic socialist envy or opportunistic populist rage, do something about it,  you politicians. Then look around at the rest of the world laughing at a country that positively seems to enjoy defecating  where it eats its meals….and encouraging those same multinationals to relocate

Unless there is international consenus on tax , it will always be as has been.

Ca 3 hours ago

Its probably time to abolish Corporation Tax thereby ending all the farcical tax ‘planning’ which seeks to divert taxable profit into lower tax jurisdictions, or make it 10% but disallow interest payments or insist on at least a 50% equity or or or. So many simple things a Government could do to sort this out but don’t. 

Nicki 5 hours ago

Osborne does seem to specialise in foot in mouth disease.

MaxSense 3 hours ago

Give him a break. He’s a bloody historian. What can he know about taxes… or the whole fiscal system for that matter.

Anthony Dunn 2 hours ago

@MaxSense 

On the basis of his revolting kow-towing to the Chinese last year, Gideon clearly knows *$%! all about history either.  It grieves me to see such a remarkable lack of historical understanding paraded in the manner that Gideon has chosen to display his ignorance.  But, I suppose, to be fair, he was only doing as instructed by his paymasters in the Hedge Fund industry.

Abacab 5 hours ago

After a six-year investigation, HMRC have stated that Google have paid their tax. Now we have eveyone from the Labour party, the FT, and the prime minister’s office demanding that companies “pay their tax”. Well Google have paid their tax. This payment reflects what Google actually do in the UK, which is to sell something created, developed and operated outside the UK.

The FT’s argument amounts to little more than “there’s a large pile of cash over there – I want some of it”. And as it’s an “American”, and “multinational” pile of cash, then nothing more needs to be said really – does it? Clearly it’s immoral, if not downright evil, to have a pile of cash like that and not to give me some.

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How Google Steals Ideas From Entrepreneurs! The Google Innovation Theft Factory

How Google Steals Ideas From Entrepreneurs

 

By Sarah Dunn and Anthony Harvard

 

A recent article in The New York Times called: “How Larry Page’s Obsessions Became Google’s Business” describes how Google Boss Larry Page covertly attends technology conferences in order to get ideas from entrepreneurs. He does not seem to ever pay those entrepreneurs, for the technology he takes from them, and makes billions of dollars off of at Google.

 

Google Boss Eric Schmidt just spent over $1 Billion to try to lobby Congress to change the patent laws in order to make patents for entrepreneurs nearly illegal, and to try to make patents almost entirely unenforceable, so that Google would not have to pay for the technology it steals. Google seems to love killing the American dream.

 

Google spent millions of dollars to nominate, lobby for, influence and place it’s top lawyer in charge of the U.S. Patent Office. Now Google’s “inside-man” makes sure that patents, that Google is infringing, are either turned down or, in some cases, have their approvals reversed.

 

Google’s motto seems to be: “Why Compete When You Can Cheat”. This is a far more relevant motto than ‘Don’t be evil”.

 

The New York Times article, and hundreds of stories from entrepreneurs, describes how Mr. Page cuddles up to technologists in ordinary street wear, does not identify himself, and Hoover’s up their innovations for his company. The article, details the following:

 

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin’s nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google’s Solve for X conference when a man he had never met knelt down to talk to him.

 

They spent 20 minutes discussing how much time, money and technology separated humanity from a sustainable fusion reaction — that is, how to produce clean energy by mimicking the sun’s power — before Mr. Chase thought to ask the man his name.

 

I’m Larry Page,” the man said. He realized he had been talking to Google’s billionaire co-founder and chief executive.

 

He didn’t have any sort of pretension like he shouldn’t be talking to me or ‘Don’t you know who you’re talking to?’” Mr. Chase said. “We just talked.”

 

The article also reveals the show-boating of how Mr. Page likes to “ ignore the main stage and follow the scrum of fans and autograph seekers who mob him in the moments he steps outside closed doors.”

 

The article goes on to show that.. He is a regular at robotics conferences and intellectual gatherings like TED. Scientists say he is a good bet to attend Google’s various academic gatherings, like Solve for X and Sci Foo Camp, where he can be found having casual conversations about technology or giving advice to entrepreneurs. Mr. Page is hardly the first Silicon Valley chief with a case of intellectual wanderlust, but unlike most of his peers, he has invested far beyond his company’s core business and in many ways has made it a reflection of his personal fascinations.”

 

 

 

Further Page has “… said on several occasions that he spends a good deal of time researching new technologies, focusing on what kind of financial or logistic hurdles stand in the way of them being invented or carried out. His presence at technology events, while just a sliver of his time, is indicative of a giant idea-scouting mission that has in some sense been going on for years but is now Mr. Page’s main job.”

 

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Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, wearing Google Glass. Credit Carlo Allegri/Reuters

 

Then the article grows dark, it says: Many former Google employees who have worked directly with Mr. Page said his managerial modus operandi was to TAKE new technologies or product ideas and generalize them to as many areas as possible. Why can’t Google Now, Google’s predictive search tool, be used to predict everything about a person’s life? Why create a portal to shop for insurance when you can create a portal to shop for every product in the world?

 

But corporate success means corporate sprawl, and recently Google has seen a number of engineers and others leave for younger rivals like Facebook and start-ups like Uber. Mr. Page has made personal appeals to some of them, and, at least in a few recent cases, has said he is worried that the company has become a difficult place for entrepreneurs, according to people who have met with him.”

 

People who have worked with Mr. Page say that he tries to guard his calendar, avoiding back-to-back meetings and leaving time to read, research and see new technologies that interest him.”

 

The articles details Page’s under-cover intelligence gathering: People who work with Mr. Page or have spoken with him at conferences say he tries his best to blend in, ..” “ The scope of his curiosity was apparent at Sci Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only conference that is sponsored by Google, O’Reilly Media and Digital Science.

 

 

 

The article goes on to reveal that Google was forced to engage in a break-up, into a front operation called “Alphabet” in order to try to create overt shell companies to build buffers from the Tsunami of legal actions that are coming after it.:

 

Of course, for every statement Mr. Page makes about Alphabet’s technocorporate benevolence, you can find many competitors and privacy advocates holding their noses in disgust. Technology companies like Yelp have accused the company of acting like a brutal monopolist that is using the dominance of its search engine to steer consumers toward Google services, even if that means giving the customers inferior information.

 

In fact, the company’s main business issue seems to be that it is doing too well. Google is facing antitrust charges in Europe, along with investigations in Europe and the United States. Those issues are now mostly Mr. Pichai’s to worry about, as Mr. Page is out looking for the next big thing.”

 

It is hard to imagine how even the most ambitious person could hope to revolutionize so many industries. And Mr. Page, no matter how smart, cannot possibly be an expert in every area Alphabet wants to touch.

 

His method is not overly technical. Instead, he tends to focus on how to make a sizable business out of whatever problem this or that technology might solve. Leslie Dewan, a nuclear engineer who founded a company that is trying to generate cheap electricity from nuclear waste, also had a brief conversation with Mr. Page at the Solve For X conference.

 

She said he questioned her on things like modular manufacturing and how to find the right employees.

 

He doesn’t have a nuclear background, but he knew the right questions to ask,” said Dr. Dewan, chief executive of Transatomic Power. “‘Have you thought about approaching the manufacturing in this way?’ ‘Have you thought about the vertical integration of the company in this way?’ ‘Have you thought about training the work force this way?’ They weren’t nuclear physics questions, but they were extremely thoughtful ways to think about how we could structure the business.”

 

Dr. Dewan said Mr. Page even gave her an idea for a new market opportunity that she had not thought of. Asked to be more specific, she refused. The idea was too good to share.”

 

Yet, Dr. Dewan did share, seduced by the understated encouragement of a top intelligence gathering officer: Larry Page.

 

Below, you will find a small sample of tens of thousands of blog articles and news articles discussing the overt experience of Google’s intellectual property theft. When you have a zillion billion dollars and own your own Senators, ethics do not seem to fall within range of your moral compass.

 

Entrepreneurs have charged that Google has overtly, stolen its video broadcasting technology, virtual reality systems, Internet balloons, search engine system, wireless technology and many other items. We spoke with technologists who showed us United States Government issued patents and communications that showed that they had designed, engineered, built, patent filed and launched a number of the technologies that Google now has filled their bank accounts from. Google’s financiers at Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures and other groups had come to them, looked at the technologies confidentially, under the guise of “maybe we’ll invest”, and then sent the technologies over to Google to build 100% clones of.

 

How hard is it to sue Google for patent infringement? With Google controlling the patent office and 80% of the technology law firms, the hapless entrepreneur is out-gunned.

 

Google even tried the lamest shell game in history by posting ads on technology blogs asking inventors to just send Google their patents and Google would look at them and offer a low-ball check if Google thought they might get in trouble. That ploy was universally mocked on the web.

 

Google remains a big, dumb, reckless billionaire’s toy with no regard for the individual. As a creator, your idea is Google’s to plunder. As a citizen, your privacy is Google’s to plunder. As the buyer of elected officials and federal agencies, the law is now Google’s bitch.

 

American FTC investigators wrote, in their report, that “Google is a threat to domestic innovation”. The European Union investigators have found “…Google to be a private out of control corporate government that has more power than the U.S. Government.”

 

It is time the FBI came in and shut that train down. Google is nothing but bad news for modern society and innovation.

 

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Google deliberately stole information but executives ‘covered …

 

Google, pictured street-mapping in Bristol, has always claimed that it didn’t know its software would collect the private information

 

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How Google and Facebook Are Raping Your Privacy and Manipulating Your Life

How Google and Facebook Are Raping Your Privacy and Manipulating Your Life

 

 

The real, actual, truth about Silicon Valley’s Biggest Secrets!

 

If you really care about your REAL friends and family, print this article out and hand it to them. Pass it around.

 

 

1. Google and Facebook receive tens of billions of dollars to send all of your information to the DEA, The IRS, The FBI, The CIA, The NSA and agencies you never even heard of.

 

2. Everything you ever put on their websites, or anybody else puts on their website, about you, is stored on file forever and used to analyze your politics, mental health, sexual activities, voting intentions, dating activities, buying habits, pregnancy status, sexual orientation and thousands of other things about you via computer analysis.

 

3. Which ever political party is currently in power gets reports about what your political thoughts, texts, emails, favorites and ideas are, from reports provided by these companies.

 

4. Not only do they read and psychologically analyze you via every email, VOIP call, message, photo, video or other action on their sites but they believe that your use of their site gives them permission to follow you to other sites and track your actions there, too.

 

5. They can hear you on your telephone, tablet and computer microphone and see you on your telephone and computer camera any time they want to.

 

6. The executives and investors of each company are under constant investigations for crimes including rapes, infidelity, hiring huge numbers of prostitutes and under-age sex suppliers, murders by prostitutes, rapes, tax evasion, drunk driving, embezzlement and other illicit acts.

 

7. They make half of their money by spying on you for advertisers and half by spying on your for politicians.

 

8. They don’t hire women, blacks or American labor and try everything they can think of to displace Americans from jobs and bring in cheap foreign labor.

 

9. They have been caught bribing Senators and White House staff.

 

10. They are monopolies who use their monopolistic forms for political and economic manipulation.

 

11. There is not a single thing in your life that you need them for.

 

12. Most of the effect of their existence has been to harm society.

 

13. They created and make money off of cyber-bullying.

 

14. Every credible child psychologist have stated that they cause severe mental and emotional damage to most people under 30.

 

15. They have caused more suicides than any other companies on Earth.

 

16. The owners have demonstrated such a wanton sense of arrogance, elitism, self-importance and hubris that they sicken most normal people.

 

17. They use you as tools to harvest your privacy and sell it to others. You are like a human cow to them.

 

18. Their purpose in life is to abuse mass volumes of people and seek to steer those volumes of people to their own twisted billionaire perspectives.

 

19. Most of the owners have had sex scandals and bizarre divorces resulting in abuse charges.

 

20. The people that finance them are a Cartel of very twisted old white fraternity house males with deep-seated fringe beliefs, outside of those of 90% of the population.

 

21. They not only just don’t care about you, but they see you as too much trouble to even bother with, if you ask questions, complain or get out of line.

 

22. Their “free services” are sucker-bait carnival tricks to get you to loosen your caution and start talking about your inner thoughts.

 

23. The “comfy family community” you think you are experiencing on their sites is all fake and populated by trolls, meat puppets, click farms and computerized fake likes, generated by the millions, to make you think that people are paying attention to you on their sites when, in fact, nobody is and it is all a facade to suck you in.

 

24. Most of your experiences on their sites is with a computer. Computer brains and human brains could not be more different. Everything you do on their sites is warped by the machine mind and, ultimately, leaves you emotionally cold and empty.

 

25. Most of your on-line dating attempts, on their sites, will fail because all actual dating only works with in person experiences known as “chemistry”.

 

26. If you only stopped to ask yourself this simple question, you would never actually use them: “Do I trust a multi-billion dollar computerized corporation, already charged with mercenary behaviors, with the most intimate parts of my personal life?”

 

 

If you really care about your REAL friends and family, print this article out and hand it to them. Pass it around.

 

Facebook friends are almost entirely fake, study finds – REUTERS

 

You can only count on about four of your friends, and most don’t even care if anything bad happens to you

 

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Most of your Facebook friends don’t care about you and probably wouldn’t even sympathise with your problems, according to a new study.

 

Many people have hundreds of Facebook friends. But people can only really depend on four of them, on average, according to new research.

 

Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford University, undertook a study to find out the connection between whether people have lots of Facebook friends and real friends.

 

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He found that there was very little correlation between having friends on social networks and actually being able to depend on them, or even talking to them regularly.

 

The average person studied had around 150 Facebook friends. But only about 14 of them would express sympathy in the event of anything going wrong.

 

The average person said that only about 27 per cent of their Facebook friends were genuine.

 

Those numbers are mostly similar to how friendships work in real life, the research said. But the huge number of supposed friends on a friend list means that people can be tricked into thinking that they might have more close friends.

 

“There is a cognitive constraint on the size of social networks that even the communication advantages of online media are unable to overcome,” Professor Dunbar wrote wrote. “In practical terms, it may reflect the fact that real (as opposed to casual) relationships require at least occasional face-to-face interaction to maintain them.”

 

Facebook friends tend to organise in different layers, the research claims. About five people will be in the first and closest one, then 15, 50 and 150 different friends will be in each of the groups as they move further out. 

 

The Cleantech Crash Is Back To Haunt The Department Of Energy

THE CLEANTECH CRASH:

The U.S. Department of Energy Seems To Think That Corruption is Not Important to 300 Million U.S. Citizens and Voters

Will Secretary Moniz’s White Washing Attempt To Re-Write History Actually Work?

Does The Department of Energy Not Read the Polls? Almost EVERY VOTER is most concerned about “GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION” highlighted by SOLYNDRA and the Department of Energy’s reign of corruption.

How White House, and Sacramento State Capital, staff maliciously sabotaged a huge number of American companies, and the nation’s future, in order to clear the decks” for illicit stock scam Payola for themselves, and their billionaire campaign financiers. You heard about Solyndra but you haven’t heard the whole story. Now you will…

  • Every single applicant, who was not a campaign crony, was denied, sabotaged and attacked.
  • Only campaign crony’s got the cash, and every one of their competitors got jacked!
  • The facts are in. The evidence is indisputable. The crimes hurt every single taxpayer!

This was a clear, and overt, “organized crime” felony-class criminal activity, proven in hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence. Public officials engaged in attacks and manipulations, against U.S. taxpaying citizens, in order to line the politicians own pockets with HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER CASH WHICH WAS COVERTLY ROUTED, BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, TO THEIR FRIENDS . As of now, not a single government authority has taken any action, or responsibility for resolving it. This was a political campaign financing kickback and stock market manipulation scheme. The cover-up must end, now!

VOTERS:

1.) VOTE THE BILLIONAIRE-BACKED “TOOLS” OUT OF OFFICE IN 2016! DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY CANDIDATE WITH FINANCING FROM SECRET BILLIONAIRES, OR ANY CANDIDATE THAT WON’T SIGN A GUARANTEE TO MAKE TEN LAWS, WITHIN 10 DAYS OF TAKING OFFICE, THAT MAKES ELECTED OFFICIAL CORRUPTION IMPOSSIBLE!  ORDER YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OUTLAW REVOLVING DOOR BRIBES, STOCK BRIBES, AND KICK-BACK GRANTS AND CONTRACTS TO THEIR CRONY’S! THAT’S RIGHT, “ORDER THEM”. THEY WORK FOR YOU. YOU PAY THEM. THEY ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES. GO TO THEIR OFFICE AND TELL THEM TO CUT THE SH*T AND DO THEIR JOBS!

2.) HELP PROMOTE THIS SITE. WE ARE ON-TRACK TO KEEP INFORMING 100,000+ NEW PEOPLE, PER DAY, ABOUT THESE CRIMES. SPONSOR A MIRROR OF THIS, OR SIMILAR, WIKI P2P-LAW ENFORCEMENT SITES!

3.) DEMAND THAT STATE AND FEDERAL “SPECIAL PROSECUTORS” OPEN PUBLIC INVESTIGATIONS ON THIS CASE!

4.) SUE EACH OF THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS, PERSONALLY, FOR THE LOSSES, ABUSES AND TOXIC DANGERS THEY CREATED FOR YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY. SUE THEM, INDIVIDUALLY, IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, FEDERAL COURT AND IN CLASS ACTIONS! USE THE LAW TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. OUR ALLIANCE REPORTS DIRECTLY TO MR. COMEY AT THE DC OFFICE OF THE FBI, DAVID JOHNSON AT THE SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF THE FBI, AND EVERY SENATE PRESS OFFICER.

POLITICIANS:

THE VICTIMS WILL NEVER FORGIVE, AND NEVER FORGET, UNTIL JUSTICE IS ACHIEVED! THIS WILL NEVER GO AWAY UNTIL THE CORRUPT ARE TERMINATED FROM OFFICE AND THEIR DAMAGES PAID FOR!


“IN COURT, WE WILL PROVE, BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THAT WHITE HOUSE AND SACRAMENTO STATE CAPITOL OFFICIALS, AS THEY SAT IN THE HIGHEST OFFICES IN THE LAND, ORDERED POLITICAL “HIT JOBS” AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS ON U.S. TAXPAYING CITIZENS IN THE HEART OF AMERICA, OUT OF PURE MALEVOLENCE AND PETTY HIGH-SCHOOL LEVEL VENGEANCE!”

SEE THE AFGHANISTAN TRILLION DOLLAR SCAM INVESTIGATIVE REPORT SERIES IN: PROPUBLICA

THE EVIDENCE PROVES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Somewhere between 800 million, and over six trillion, dollars of U.S. taxpayer money was embezzled in corruption schemes in Afghanistan
  • Campaign financiers were directly involved in organizing some of these Afghan corruption scams
  • Google and Tesla were campaign financiers who coordinated these scams
  • Google and Tesla hold huge stakes in Afghan mining deals for products that Google and Tesla sell directly, or indirectly
  • White House staff and advisors held, or hold, stock in the companies related to Google and Tesla
  • U.S. Senators charged with corruption, held, or hold, stock in the companies related to Google and Tesla and had major conflicts of interest with the Companies given funds by Steven Chu
  • Solyndra was raided by the FBI. Solyndra was created to exploit indium and lithium from Afghanistan
  • California State Officials held, or hold, stock in the companies related to Google and Tesla and had major conflicts of interest with the Companies given funds by Steven Chu
  • Steven Chu held, or holds, stock in the companies related to Google and Tesla and had major conflicts of interest with the Companies given funds by himself while working at the Department of Energy
  • Steven Chu and Department of Energy staff sabotaged most companies that competed with Afghanistan lithium mining holdings of campaign investors
  • Google holds various interests in Elon Musk’s companies and his suppliers
  • Google and Elon Musk’s companies would not be in existence today if not for state and federal government hand-outs at taxpayer expense
  • White House senior executives have ordered federal agencies to “stand down”, “take no action”, “cover up” or “punish reporters” in these charges
  • Goldman Sachs had a managing, profit-taking and political campaign finance relationship with almost every suspect, Afghan commodity manipulation charge and Google and Tesla owner
  • Google manipulated the Internet to attack and destroy politicians, reporters, companies and individuals who competed with Google, Elon Musk or Kleiner Perkins-related assets
  • The Attorney General of the U.S. ran a cover-up of crimes by campaign financiers
  • Tesla and Solyndra have the same property, supplier, Senate, construction, leasing, HR service and related political kick-back deals in effect
  • U.S. taxpayers lost trillions of dollars, jobs, 401K asset value and suffered other damages because of these crimes

If any of the above dispute any of these widely documented, and verified charges, they should appear on live TV before a Special Prosecutor and make their case.


In all of recorded history, there has never been so much taxpayer cash given to so few people, where each, and every, one of the recipients was a friend of the politician giving away the taxpayer cash and everyone who got the cash immediately skimmed “unjust profits” and shut down the business. On top of that, every applicant, who was not a friend of the politician, was considered a competitor, and was attacked and sabotaged, using state and federal resources. This was a felony-class crime that has cost taxpayers trillions of dollars in losses. Evidence proving this, as fact, many times over, is available to be presented before the Special Prosecutor in a public hearing. Find out why “electric cars, driver-less cars and indium” were not only not green, but the dirtiest kind of war profiteering mining scam in political history!


From One Plaintiff To The State Of California:

Organized Crime,Corruption, Racketeering”

These are supposed to be the domain of prime time TV plots, not the daily “To Do” list of elected officials.

As taxpayers, state-born residents and original state business founders, we, and our peers, do not expect our own public officials to stab us in the back because they were not clever enough to compete on a fair playing field.

As Elizabeth Warren has said: “The game was rigged”.

The State of California operated a criminal enterprise by exclusively, covertly, illegally and unethically handing billions of taxpayer dollars to five men. In collusion, those parties used Internet, media and HR technologies to attack those who reported them or competed with them.

These men did not earn that money, they bribed their way to that money.

These same men were our competitors and they feared our market advantages. They chose to cheat instead of compete.

These same men were the largest providers of bribes to the state officials who gave them that taxpayer money. These men could not operate in the fair and open market because their products had already failed in that market.

These men, and their lackeys, are all connected to the crimes in this case by financial records, surveillance records, witness testimony, covert stock securities transactions, stock ownerships, electronic communications and related documents, now available to any competent investigator.

Arrests have been made, but more are coming. Even our team is, now, legally empowered to make some of those interdictions as citizens arrests.

The State of California knows about the details of these crimes, but the cover-ups are wearing thin.

Taxpayers have lost nearly a trillion dollars of their money because of these crimes. Our companies have lost their families, futures, homes, brands and lives because of these crimes, against us, and the taxpayers.

Toxic, lethal materials, were distributed across the state, as certified by federal MSDS documents, University research and EPA documents about the materials used by Tesla, Solyndra and the other, so called “winners” of the graft and payola cash and tax waivers.

The largest, deadliest, most environmentally damaging leak in California history is the Southern California Methane leak. It, and related leaks, are many times bigger than the BP spill. We would have used that methane to power every car in California, with no waste, for decades. Instead, it is being poured into the atmosphere and may have already undone every single “green energy initiative” the state has ever rolled out. Why did state officials pick toxic corruption over true “clean energy”.

The “California CleanTech” program was a toxic smoke-screen, designed to fool the voters into not complaining about this campaign-funding kick-back scam, which used “feel-good, crunchy granola” PR terms to hide horrific crimes from the public.

In order to assure voters that this public policy system is no longer rigged, this board should award a special discretionary damages distribution, in this case, to prove to voters that the system can still be trusted.

For hard facts, fully documented irrefutable proof, inarguable video news documentation and witness testimony, visit capitolcrimesquad.com or thesacramentocaper.wordpress.com or any of the hundreds of other news reference sites linked on the BIBLIOGRAPHY page of the WIKI at capitolcrimesquad.com

How The “DOMINO HACK” is the biggest hack in history and it has already changed the course of life on Earth!

 

How The “DOMINO HACK” is the biggest hack in history and it has already changed the course of life on Earth!

 

 

 

Special Submission For AP

 

 

 

Dan Fellows, Roger Everly. With acknowledgement to ProPublica

 

 

 

 

 

A clerical error may have changed the course of human history…

 

 

 

As the story goes, “Gavinder” was a GS-7 programmer at either the DIA or the NSA, he misunderstood a directive about the order to put hidden triggers in Cisco, Linksys, Juniper Networks, Apple and Samsung equipment. These triggers were supposed to allow intelligence officers to look at all of the communications of potential bombers, any time they wanted to.

 

 

 

Gavinder screwed up. He programmed the protocol in a poorly constructed way. Either Gavinder was an anarchist genius or a hacking idiot, we will never know.

 

 

 

Gavinder’s folly was to leave a system on most of the electronics of the world, and EVERY network on Earth that any high school kid could open up in fifteen minutes. Rather than dwell on all of the technical details of the idiocy, suffice it to say, the mistake is the same thing as if Bank of America had put all of it’s money in the biggest steel safe on earth but had put many doors on the safe…and sealed almost every door with a piece of masking tape.

 

 

 

Ooops!

 

 

 

60 Minutes, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and every major news publication, has now revealed that EVERY person, company and Western political office and agency has been hacked and vacuumed up since 2007.

 

 

 

This is no longer a secret. This is not the whispered rumor of an old X-Files episode or an Alex Jones rant. No credible agency can deny this fact.

 

 

 

Who has been using these “back doors”, located in everything, to spy on everybody? The Chinese Government, The Russian Government, The Nigerian Government, The Iranian Government… pretty much every government that doesn’t like Western dirty politics. Those, of course, are the usual suspects.

 

 

 

They may not, though, have been the most prolific. With various versions of down-loadable software, ranging from a cost of twenty dollars in bitcoin to “free”, any disenfranchised school kid can be cruising around inside the servers of The White House, NASA, The CIA, The Miss America Pageant or the entire California State Assembly’s personal emails. These kids are bored and looking for distractions. They love to read about, and share, Senator’s wiener photos, arrangements with their prostitution services and bribe details.

 

 

 

Then you have the low paid workers who used to work for those state agencies that went independent and now hack for profit. There are estimated to be over 10,000 of them plowing through all of the voicemails, skypes, texts, camera phones, web cameras, on-board microphones, private Facebook settings, emails, file servers, CAD files and all things digital. They sell the info, that they find, to your competitors.

 

 

 

Then there are the “political opposition researchers”. Sid Blumenthal, and people like him, run an army of operatives who delight in using any method to get dirt on any political operative. Every candidate for President in 2016 has already had all of their, and their staff’s, and their lovers, private communications, scanned dozens of times. It will be used. Count on it. It will come out at the last minute, just before the election, at the point when it will most certainly wipe out top candidates.

 

 

 

You can start to see why this hack is called THE DOMINO HACK. Like falling dominoes, it is automatic, self-generating and it’s many branches forever branch into endlessly falling, alternate lines of exposure.

 

 

 

That isn’t the most interesting part.

 

 

 

The original spies, had jealous agency counter-parts who, run by males, went into “me too” mode to avoid being one-upped. So you have over 14 different sets of surveillance, held in different locations, by different agencies with different allegiances. Every single one of those original agencies has multiple Edward Snowden’s and Julian Assanges.

 

 

 

See how the waterfall effect of this accidental super hack gets it’s wings?

 

 

 

Right now, The billionaires of the world, facetiously called “The Illuminati”, are meeting in Davos to discuss the plight of billionaires. It seems that the majority of the world seems to hate them because they act like ass-holes. They are shocked, shocked we say, to discover that nobody likes them bribing politicians and running amuck. Their global pedophile rings have been uncovered at the highest levels of British and American government. Their sex islands and jet planes full of prostitutes don’t go over that well with the regular folks. The DOMINO HACK has begun to put all of their sins on display to the world. A hacker, called Guccifer, ,easily found Hillary Clinton’s covert email and, along with many others, plowed through the secret Bohemian Club, the vacation spot of The Illuminati, spilling their secrets. Thousands of others followed his pathways into the most secret enclaves on Earth.

 

 

 

The rich elite have lost their power and their control mechanisms in one fell swoop of a Juniper Router.

 

 

 

While part of what is going on, in the effects of THE DOMINO HACK, are conjecture, today only 10% of it is still in question. It is an undeniable fact that every background check that the U.S. Government had on file was taken. It is a fact that Snowden proved that everything is bugged. It is a fact that the U.S. Department of Energy was hacked hundreds of times. Every day brings a new admission. The back-doors can now be viewed, in every device, by modern analysis systems available to any entity for less than three hundred dollars. The Rothschild Family, the most covert and mysterious top-of-the-heap super-rich got hacked. The Saudi King: He and his staffed were hacked.

 

 

 

Somebody really, really screwed up.

 

 

 

Part of the screw-up was intentional. The NSA works under orders from The White House. The president’s staff feels under siege from the GOP so they use their advantage of “targeted NSA requests” to read the GOP’s email’s and texts to see their tactics before they use them. Why kill that golden goose? That keeps the DOMINO HACK going.

 

 

 

Cisco, Linksys and Juniper Networks executives knew about the back-doors as they sold billions of dollars of their hacked hardware to Sony, The Department of Energy IT guys and the rest of the world. They were complicit. Who pays for that? That keeps the DOMINO HACK going.

 

 

 

The news media loves the leaks more than life itself. They lap them up. That keeps the DOMINO HACK going.

 

 

 

Financial payola keeps the DOMINO unfix-able. Every Cisco, Juniper Networks, Linksys, Samsung and iPhone device has a back-door in it. Every hacker has the key to those back-doors. If a hacker, or North Korea, finds even a single Cisco or Juniper Networks device touching your email provider or your corporate network, then they are inside all of your email and every engineering diagram your company ever generated. If you remove every piece of Cisco Equipment and every Juniper Networks device, that stops the DOMINO HACK. BUT, your Senator and your IT guys get paid bribes by Cisco and Juniper Networks, and their resellers, for specifying their equipment in corporate and government bids. No corrupt politician or scamming IT buyer is going to kill that other golden goose, ether. That keeps the DOMINO HACK going.

 

 

 

In amongst these various heartbeats of the DOMINO HACK, new iterations emerge every week. Iran and China have now launched their version of World War Three using the DOMINO HACK to force TPP and arms negotiations in their direction, under threat of showing John Kerry “doing something bad with a goat” or The White House trading “popcorn for monkeys” in order to keep the lid on some scandal that they can expose in the drop of a GITHUB posting.

 

 

 

The reality is: There is no possible way to stop the DOMINO HACK and much of the world does not want it stopped. China wants it accelerated, in most cases.

 

 

 

When will we see Hillary’s entire personal, possibly illegal, emails? Someday soon. The hackers have it.

 

 

 

When will we see Elon Musk‘s and Google‘s secret negotiations to trade campaign financing for government monopoly rights. Someday soon. The hackers have it.

 

 

 

When will we see what really happened with Solyndra, Kleiner Perkins and some Russian Mobsters. Someday soon. The hackers have it.

 

 

 

When will we see the actual financial records of the trillions of dollars of corruption in Afghanistan that tracks right back to Washington, DC and Palo Alto, California? Someday soon. The hackers have it.

 

 

 

In Sacramento, California, the State Controller: Bill Lockyer, received some disturbing news about his personal life and his exclusive kick-back arrangements with Elon Musk and Solyndra’s backers. It came from multiple hackers and he was not the only one. John Boehner and Harry Reid, suddenly stepped down. The head of the American Department of Energy and the U.S. Attorney General, at the time of maximized power, suddenly ran for the door. What kind of dirt did the hackers have on them. When will the general public get to see it. Someday soon. The hackers have it.

 

 

 

Were you a victim of crimes that corrupt politicians engaged in? Were you a taxpaying citizen that had a hit-job put on you by a dirty politician?

 

 

 

SUE THEM?

 

 

 

Sue those dirty politicians. The evidence will show up when you file your case on public record. The Chinese will offer to sell it to you. Ukrainian teenagers will torrent it to you. Opposition researchers will hand you a manila folder full of papers, paid for by a Democrat or Republican billionaire. Congressional Chief’s of Staff will hand you a thumb-drive. 60 Minutes will ask you to come in and “give us your opinion on some documents that showed up”. The Blaze will get an email full of ZIP files that reveal that your evil Senator owned the stock in your biggest competitor. You can legally use any information you find, as evidence in a court case. You can’t go out and hack stuff. That is not legal. You don’t have to hack anything, though. Everybody else has already done that for you. China has built an internal Facebook-like database on political figures it has the dirt on. Even federal law enforcement agencies will leak things to you, to help your case, if you are going after a criminal politician that they are having a hard time taking to the mat. Ask Hulk Hogan.

 

 

 

No dirty politico will ever be safe again. Outsiders Trump and Sanders are in the lead, not because they fix anything, but because they promise to break things. People love them because they are the human manifestation of hacking the status quo. They are the results of THE DOMINO HACK.

 

 

 

You will never forget the things that will happen in the 2016 election. Many reporters have already been offered the shocking fruits of the DOMINO. Many reporters know what is coming. Some billionaires are buying entire publications to try to shut them up (ie: Bezos, Adelson, etc.) but the attempt is too little, too late. You can’t stop the news.

 

 

 

For all of the big shots the biggest news at Davos is that the biggest secrets of the billionaires are now in the the wind.

 

 

 

The hackers have it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOP and Republican Candidates Seek To Halt Obama’s “Driver-Less” Campaign Financing Scam

GOP and Republican Candidates Seek To Halt Obama’s “Driver-Less” Campaign Financing Scam

 

 

 

 

President Obama wants to give billions and billions of dollars, via the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy, to his two biggest campaign financiers: Google and Tesla.

 

 

Even though “I want a driver-less car” is tens of thousands of lines below, say: “FUND EDUCATION”, “CURE CANCER”, “FIX POT-HOLES” and other legitimate public requests, Obama has rushed this “Driver-less Car Cash” to Tesla and Google, his campaign bag men, who happen to be the only people madly making driver-less cars that nobody wants or needs.

 

 

Let’s look at this. In a bad economy, a rich boys toy is getting shammed up so that Obama can create a cost bucket to fund the floundering DNC by taking everybody’s tax money and giving it to two DNC bosses so they can covert float it back to the DNC.

 

 

Isn’t that called a Ponzi Scheme or a shell-game or some other kind of slang that describes a crime?

 

 

Just as in the Steven Chu/Department of energy kick-back scam, Google and Tesla are again getting free federal cash for doing nothing but acting as the middleman to pass it back around to a national election slush fund.

 

 

When will this kind of corrupt politics ever end?

 

 

 

Calling all citizens to help shut-down the criminal operations of Google, Facebook and The Silicon Valley privacy rapists

Calling all global citizens to help shut-down the criminal operations of Google, Facebook and The Silicon Valley privacy rapists and  San Francisco’s Commuter Shuttle Program at the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday, 1/26.

In 2014, SFMTA approved a pilot program to regulate operations of Silicon Valley’s elitist billionaire commuter shuttle buses, with the intent to find common sense ways to maximize the benefits of shuttling assholes from San Francisco to Silicon Valley while minimizing impacts on MUNI and traffic. Last November, SFMTA released findings from the pilot showing huge benefits from shuttles for politicians but none for regular people. SFMTA then proposed and passed a new Commuter Shuttles Permit Program to make these regulations permanent so that big politicians could always get their bribes from Google. Anti-corruption activists have appealed the Permit Program to the Board of Supervisors, and seek to dramatically restrict Silicon Valley’s mysognistic, white male, non-black hiring, sociopathic billionaires from operating in San Francisco.
Smart people have not supported the shuttle program since its inception because they believe shuttles are elitist BS to traffic white power and benefit only elite Bay Area workers and commuters. You can show your support by contacting the Board to demand that all shuttles and bearded assholes be cut off and by joining us next week at the Board of Supervisors meeting to show your approval for this common-sense program.

Basic Facts

Where: City Hall, Room 250, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, Place, San Francisco
When: Tuesday, January 26th, 3pm
What: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will review an appeal to the Commuter Shuttle Permit Program and we need to lend our support against this appeal.

People from Silicon Valley have been proven to be elitist, white male, Frat House assholes who rape women, treat women like sex tools and baby ovens, never hire blacks, think they are too cool for school, bribe all major politicians, do Solyndra-like crimes, drive douchebag Tesla’s and are so self-centered that it is amazing.

 

STOP THEIR SHUTTLES IN ORDER TO STOP THEIR ASS-HOLE-ISM!

Gawker Sued Again, This Time For Breaking Their Word With A Source

Gawker Sued Again, This Time For Breaking Their Word With A Source

Gawker is being sued again, which makes for five simultaneous lawsuit defenses. Plaintiffs range from Hulk Hogan to Gawker’s own former interns. Now journalist Ashley Terrill is calling Gawker out for their deceptive and dishonest practices.

Terrill has filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media and a selection of its employees, including Senior Writer Sam Biddle and Executive Editor John Cook. While conducting research for two stories about Tinder’s co-founders. Terrill interviewed Sean Rad and Whitney Wolfe, Tinder’s CEO and VP of Marking, respectively. Wolfe resigned from Tinder in April 2014 and filed a lawsuit against the company based on allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by Rad and Justin Mateen, the Chief Marketing Officer of Tinder.

Terrill v Gawker Complaint by Milo Yiannopoulos

After being informed of the lawsuit by Wolfe’s attorney, Terrill noticed inconsistencies. When she tried to follow up, she was quietly warned away from pursuing it. Having been directed toward Gawker by a friend, she confided her mounting concerns to the Gawker editorial staff. They failed to mention that they had already allied themselves with her opposition. In a twist that should surprise absolutely no one, Gawker then took the confidential information and used it to slander her publicly.

The lawsuit lists numerous untrue claims made by the revolting media company, who once famously posted uncensored and unedited videos of terrorist executions. It also makes a pretty damning case for Gawker’s general propensity to act in bad faith regarding innocent individuals, its subjects, and its own employees.

By now, Gawker’s sleazy tactics and lack of integrity are legend. But don’t ask us; there are more than enough victims of their abuses that can tell the story. Unfortunately for Gawker, they’ve all had enough.

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Are Google and Tesla Partners in actual crime? The Biggest Taxpayer Rape In History

 

Are Google and Tesla Partners in actual crime? The Biggest Taxpayer Rape In History

 

 

Verifiable Facts Now Disclose an Epic Crime In Washington, DC!

 

 

Here are the facts, proven in news, law enforcement and public investigations:

 

 

** Thousands of articles discuss the possibility that Silicon Valley billionaires may be sociopaths, or otherwise deeply disturbed men who believe they are above the law. These kinds of people have been proven, in many past cases, to resort to extreme and criminal behavior without a second thought.

 

 

 

** Google and Tesla are run by Silicon Valley billionaires.

 

 

 

** Proven by web archives and metrics, the only company in the world that has had all of it’s negative articles hidden by Google is Tesla.

 

 

 

** Proven by web archives and metrics, the only company in the world to own a majority, and covert, interest in Tesla is Google, via it’s staff and owners.

 

 

 

** Internet records prove that the only company in the world to have it’s press releases moved to P8 authority status by Google, even though concurrent negative coverage had a higher volume in every other search engine, and even though they were just Musk’s press releases, is Tesla.

 

 

 

** Both Google and Tesla investors spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying for the invasion of Afghanistan and promoted white papers lauding “Trillions of dollars of lithium in Afghanistan” and “Afghanistan is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium”.

 

 

 

** More than any other companies on Earth, Google and Tesla are staged to make the most profits from mining deals in Afghanistan, particularly the mining of lithium, indium and related metals.

 

 

 

** Frank Guistra, Jacques Littlefield and a number of Russian oligarchs are all involved in big Middle East mining and funding Obama’s Campaign and Hillary’s campaign and got perks from the same in Government deals and were closely associated with Tesla and Google.

 

 

 

** Goldman Sachs is partners with Tesla and Google and made billions by skimming the very deals that crashed in the Steven Chu DOE give-away plus the Tesla and Google stock manipulations.

 

 

 

** Goldman Sachs has been charged with profiteering in the invasion of Afghanistan.

 

 

 

** Goldman Sachs has been charged with criminal-class commodities market manipulation of the very metals, being mined in Afghanistan, that Google and Tesla, Sachs partners, also profit from.

 

 

 

** Google’s money guys and Tesla’s money guys are either the SAME guys and/or all have financial relationships

 

 

 

** Google, Tesla and Goldman Sachs, using back-door, illicit cash transfer routes were the largest financiers of the Obama campaign.

 

 

 

** None of Elon Musk’s companies would be in business without White House intervention and tens of billions of dollars of government handouts.

 

 

 

** In the HSBC “Swiss Leaks” Google, Tesla and White House staff were discovered to have had “slush funds”.

 

 

 

** The head of the Department of Energy, and his staff, were promoted for nomination by the investors of Google and Tesla, who he had a personal and financial beneficiary relationship with.

 

 

 

** Eric Schmidt, the head of Google, has spent more time in the White House dictating national policy and federal hiring decisions (for his own benefit) than all of Congress combined. Schmidt even ordered his staff, and business partners, to be placed in charge of the FCC and U.S. Patent Office.

 

 

 

** Attorney General Eric Holder was promoted for nomination by the investors of Google and Tesla, who he had a personal and financial beneficiary relationship with.

 

 

 

** The financiers of Tesla and Google use “Flash-Boy” algorithm stock market software manipulation services.

 

 

 

** After Steven Chu was thrown out of the Department of Energy for running a kick-back scheme to the very same people, a duplicate scheme was moved to the Department of Transportation to relay cash for “Driver-less Cars” with the core beneficiaries, again, being Google, Tesla and their owners.

 

 

 

** The Afghan failures have cost the U.S. Taxpayers over six trillion dollars and the publication: Pro-Publica, has disclosed a hot bed of corruption deals associated with Afghan kick-backs, that continue to escalate.

 

 

 

** Tesla and Google “driver-less car projects” have been exposed as simply another scam to try to exploit the already failing lithium mining market and deals, because those particular cars use vast amounts of lithium, the mining deals for which are owned by Google and Tesla owners.

 

 

 

** From 2007 to today, Google Internet records prove that Google manipulated election information and public perceptions in order to seek to swing the election to the Obama campaign.

 

 

 

** Thousands of other provable financial, covert stock ownership, family trust fund and shell company disclosures prove that the suspects had a covert, organized, illicit political and business program underway, that they concertedly crafted.

 

 

 

Therefor…

 

 

 

Tesla and Google owners must have funded the Obama election campaign in exchange for the promise of vast monopolies in Afghan mining deals to be exploited in their electric car and Solyndra-type holdings. It is true and verifiable that these three companies funded the campaign and only they got those benefits and all of their competitors were targeted and damaged by the Obama Administration, which has ordered federal investigators not to investigate the matter. This seems to confirm that a trillion dollar kick-back scam was operated by senior White House staff and is the subject of a White House-ordered cover-up.

 

 

 

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Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House – WSJ

 

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Mar 24, 2015 · Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House Search giant averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration

 

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Google hires a White House aide to handle its policy battles

 

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6 days ago … The trend of White House veterans leaving for tech giants (such as Press … both a journalist and an official at the International Monetary Fund.

 

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The revolving door between Google and the White House continues …

 

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5 days ago … Notable swaps between Google and the White House in the past … for the US Treasury and International Monetary Fund, and was formerly as …

 

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