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Table of Contents

Forward 5

Coup – Coup d’état: Definition 8

Smedley and Franklin: The Business Plot, The First Try – 1934 17

An American Coup d’État? 17

The General 18

The Plot 19

The News Media Downplays The Plot 23

Why Is The Plot So Poorly Known? 25

The Business Plot: Silicon Valley Redux, The Next Try – 2007 to 2016 34

The Kick-backs 37

A Goat Named “Aneer” 50

Cowboys and Indium: 52

The future of Silicon Valley may lie in the mountains of Afghanistan 54

Jockeying for position 58

The Audacity of Scope 59

“AFGHANISTAN IS THE SAUDI ARABIA OF LITHIUM”: 62

Lithium Ion Batteries and Organized Crime 81

Russian Organized Crime Bosses & Steven Chu Cash: 88

Alexey Mordashov 94

Boris G. Zingarevich 102

Afghanistan- In The Beginning. First for oil, then for batteries 113

How To Fix Washington, DC: 120

The Players: The Dark Side 139

Steven Chu 142

The Hand Of Detroit 157

Elon Musk 170

Tesla Motors and the Road To Corruption 205

Eric Holder 212

Eric Schmidt 219

John Doerr 275

Senator Dianne Feinstein and the California Corruption Connection 281

The California Kick-Back Payola Team 284

The Players: Collateral Damage 297

Bright Automotive 298

A case study in pay-to-play cronyism 302

Strange Deaths 304

10 Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse 317

The Players: The Ones Who Exposed It 328

Enabling Corruption: The lives and upbringing of the Silicon Valley Rape-Culture boys 337

The Psychology of The Billionaire: Why so many of them are Sociopaths 347

Misusing the spy agencies for personal profiteering 351

How The White House Has You “Killed”: 361

Payback Politics: How taxpayer resources were used to attack and destroy competitors and reporters who tried to tell police about the crimes 372

Anatomy of A White House “Hit Job” 372

The Venture Capital Mafia Operates Just Like the Old Mafia 407

A Flash Of Evil Genius 466

Summary 507

What Next? 512

Cleantech Karma: The Take-downs 513

As a member of the public, you can do the following: 518

Appendix 1 522

Department of Energy Contractors Suspected of Manipulating Funding Reviews For The Silicon Valley Cartel 523

Report Corruption In This Case 550

Be Aware of the following opposition tactics… 551

Additional Evidence and Source Links 555

The Applicants. The Screwers and the Screwees 574

 

 

 

 

[][] Forward

 

This book details a modern organized crime effort, conducted by employees of the U.S. Government, and organized by oligarchical Silicon Valley billionaires.

 

It details historical and sociological events which led to the crimes, the players who engaged in the crimes and the tactics they employed to engage in those crimes with taxpayer money and resources.

 

Silicon Valley Campaign financiers, White House Staff, Investment bankers (led by Goldman Sachs), and state, and federal, agency appointees executed the scheme.

 

The tools for the exploitation included Afghan War profiteering, green-washing the public with feel-good smoke-screens about “clean” investments that were actually dirty corruption scams, the auto industry and Silicon Valley technology collusions.

 

The losses, to date, include over six trillion dollars of taxpayer funds, lives, the loss of domestic innovation and the loss of public policy credibility.

 

So far, law enforcement, and the justice system, have been, either, ordered to take no action, or blockaded from taking any action. Vast sets of hard evidence, which provide incontrovertible proof of the crimes, has been submitted to those agencies but still, none of the victims have received justice.

 

This book is authored by Internet users in wiki-form, as well as each listed sub-item author, and references thousands of sources of facts. The main rule, for contributors, is that every charge, or implication must be backed-up by, at least 100 points of evidence and source links. Those evidence points must stand up in federal court, open public hearings before a Special Prosecutor and un-biased public investigation.

 

The purpose of this book is to document the crimes so that no society may, again, allow an extreme, and disturbed, few to corrupt and circumvent the rights of the many. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, just skip to the Summary and then keyword search the document for anything you want more detail on.

 

 

 

[][] Coup – Coup d’état: Definition

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other uses, see [+ Coup d’état (disambiguation)+].

“Coup” redirects here. For other uses, see Coup (disambiguation).

A coup d’état (/ˌkuː deɪˈtɑː/  listen (help·info); French: [ku deta], literally “blow of state”; plural: coups d’état, pronounced like the singular form), also known simply as a coup (/ˌkuː/), or an overthrow, is the sudden and illegal seizure of a state,[2]3 usually instigated by a small group of the existing government establishment to depose the established regime and replace it with a new ruling body. A coup d’état is considered successful when the usurpers establish their dominance. If a coup fails, a civil war may ensue.

A coup d’état typically uses the extant government’s power to assume political control of a country. In [+ Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook+], military historian Edward Luttwak states that a coup “consists of the infiltration of a small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder”.[4] The armed forces, whether military or paramilitary, can be a defining factor of a coup d’état.

Etymology

The phrase coup d’État (French pronunciation: [ku deta]) is French, literally meaning a “stroke of state” or “blow against the state”. In French the word “État”, denoting a sovereign political entity, is capitalized.[5]

Although the coup d’état has featured in politics since antiquity, the phrase is of relatively recent coinage;[6] the Oxford English Dictionary identifies it as a French expression meaning a “stroke of State”. The phrase did not appear within an English text before the nineteenth century except when used in translation of a French source, there being no simple phrase in English to convey the contextualized idea of a “knockout blow to the existing administration within a state”.

One early use within text translated from French was in 1785, in a printed translation of a letter from a French merchant, commenting on an arbitrary decree or “arrêt” issued by the French king, restricting the import of British wool.[7] What may be its first published use within a text composed in English, is in an editor’s note in the London Morning Chronicle, 7 January 1802, reporting the arrest by Napoleon in France, of Moreau, Berthier, Masséna, and Bernadotte:

There was a report in circulation yesterday of a sort of coup d’état having taken place in France, in consequence of some formidable conspiracy against the existing government.

In post-Revolutionary France, the phrase came to be used to describe the various murders by Napoleon’s hated secret police, the Gens d’Armes d’Elite, who murdered the Duke of Enghien:

…the actors in torture, the distributors of the poisoning draughts, and the secret executioners of those unfortunate individuals or families, whom Bonaparte’s measures of safety require to remove. In what revolutionary tyrants call grand[s] coups d’état, as butchering, or poisoning, or drowning, en masse, they are exclusively employed.[8]

Since an unsuccessful coup d’état in 1920 (the Kapp Putsch), the [+ Swiss-German+] word Putsch (pronounced [pʊtʃ], coined for the Züriputsch of 1839), also denotes the same politico-military actions.[citation needed]

Usage of the phrase

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Politically, a coup d’état is a usually violent method of political engineering,[citation needed] which affects who rules in the government, without radical changes in the form of the government, the political system. Tactically, a coup d’état involves control by an active minority of usurpers who block the remaining (non-participant) defenders of the state’s possible defence of the attacked government, by capturing or expelling the politico-military leaders and seizing physical control of the country’s key government offices, communications media, and infrastructure.

In looser usage, as in intelligence coup or boardroom coup, the term simply refers to gaining a sudden advantage on a rival.

Pronunciamiento

Main article: Pronunciamiento

Pronunciamiento_ (“pronouncement”) is a term of Spanish and Latin-American origin for a special type of coup d’état. The coup d’état (called _golpe de Estado in Spanish) was more common in Spain and South America, while the pronunciamiento was more common in Central America. The pronunciamiento is the formal explanation for deposing the regnant government, justifying the installation of the new government that was effected with the golpe de Estado. In a coup it is the military, paramilitary, or opposing political faction that deposes the current government and assumes power, whereas in the pronunciamiento the military deposes the existing government and installs an (ostensibly) civilian government.[9]

History

Further information: [+ List of coups d’état and coup attempts+] and [+ List of coups d’état and coup attempts by country+]

Variations of coups d’état have been among the most common forms of governmental transition, though they have declined worldwide; nowadays they are most common in Africa. Between 1952 and 2000, 33 countries experienced 85 such depositions, with West Africa having the most (42), largely against civil regimes. 27 were against military regimes and in 5 were the deposed incumbents killed.[10]

Types

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Political scientist Samuel P. Huntington identified three types of coup d’état, which correspond to the role the military plays in three different types of praetorian society”.[11] As society changes, so does the role of the military. In the world of oligarchy, the soldier is a radical; in the middle class he is a participant and arbiter; as the “mass society looms on the horizon he becomes the conservative guardian of the existing order” (p. 221).

Breakthrough coups

In breakthrough coups, the soldier plays the role of “reformer”, moving the society from “Oligarchical to Radical Praetorianism” (p. 198). “In oligarchical praetorianism the dominant social forces are landowners, the leading clergy, and the wielders of the sword”. In “radical” society, the middle-class is an important social and political class. The shift toward “radical” society take the form of slow evolution, or a “breakthrough” to middle-class political participation may be led by civilian intelligentsia (p. 200). A breakthrough to radical praetorianism (in which the military plays an important role among the middle class who govern) may occur when middle-class officers dislodge the civilian intelligentsia who led the breakthrough, or the military may take power directly from the absolute monarchy or the oligarchs in a military coup (p. 201).

Examples include:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Brazil 1889

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p<>{color:#000;}. Thailand 1932

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p<>{color:#000;}. Egypt 1952 (p. 202)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Syria 1949

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p<>{color:#000;}. Iraq 1958

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pakistan 1958

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p<>{color:#000;}. Burma 1958 (p. 203)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bolivia 1936

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p<>{color:#000;}. Guatemala 1944 (p. 206)

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p<>{color:#000;}. El Salvador 1948 (p. 207)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chile 1924 (p. 208)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Turkey 1980 (p. 209)

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Arbiter coups

Arbiter coups: In this type of coup, society is in the stage of “radical praetorianism”, meaning that the praetorian society is in the “middle stages in the expansion of political participation” (p. 209) – the middle-class (including the military) are actively involved in politics, but the masses are not regularly politically mobilized. This type of society often follows the breakthrough coup, which “clears the way for the entry of other middle-class elements into politics” (p. 209). In radical praetorian society, various middle-class groups may act against one another in riots or demonstrations, and the military will step in with a military coup to re-establish order and “halt the rabid mobilization of social forces into politics and into the streets…to defuse the explosive political situation” (p. 216).

Examples include:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Peru 1962

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p<>{color:#000;}. Haiti 1946

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p<>{color:#000;}. Venezuela 1958 (p. 214)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bolivia 1964 (p. 215)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Burma 1962 (p. 217)

Veto coup d’état

Veto coup d’état: occurs when the army vetoes the people’s mass participation and social mobilisation in governing themselves. “Military interventions of this “veto” variety thus directly reflect increasing lower-class political participation in politics” (p. 222). In “veto coups” the soldier plays the role of “guardian of the existing order” (p. 221). In such a case, the army confronts and suppresses large-scale, broad-based civil opposition.

Examples include:

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Argentina 1930

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Chile 1973

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p<>{color:#000;}. Peru 1962

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p<>{color:#000;}. Guatemala 1963

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p<>{color:#000;}. Turkey 1960

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p<>{color:#000;}. Indonesia 1965 (p. 224)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Brazil 1964 (p. 233)

Other types

Some later writers, such as [+ Justin Ames+], have described Huntington’s framework as including three types: breakthrough, guardian, and veto (thus ignoring the Arbiter category and dividing the third category into two) and have ascribed patterns to those coups, such as that breakthrough coups are led by junior officers. However, some of the breakthrough coups described by Huntington were led by generals.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In a bloodless coup d’état, the threat of violence suffices to depose the incumbent. In 1889, Brazil [+ became a republic+] via bloodless coup; in 1999, Pervez Musharraf assumed power in Pakistan via a bloodless coup; and, in 2006, Sonthi Boonyaratglin assumed power in Thailand as the leader of the [+ Council for Democratic Reform under Constitutional Monarchy+].

The self-coup denotes an incumbent government – aided and abetted by the military – assuming extra-constitutional powers. A historical example is President, then Emperor, Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. Modern examples include Alberto Fujimori, in Peru, who, although elected, temporarily suspended the legislature and the judiciary in 1992, becoming an authoritarian ruler, and King Gyanendra’s assumption of “emergency powers” in Nepal. Another form of self-coup is when a government, having been defeated in an election, refuses to step down.

Resistance to coups d’état

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Many coups d’état, even if initially successful in seizing centres of state power, are actively opposed by certain segments of society or by the international community. Opposition can take several forms, including an attempted counter-coup by sections of the armed forces, international isolation of the new regime, and military intervention.

Sometimes opposition takes the form of civil resistance, in which the coup is met with mass demonstrations from the population generally, and disobedience among civil servants and members of the armed forces. Cases in which civil resistance played a significant part in defeating armed coups d’état include: the Kornilov Putsch in Russia in August 1917; the Kapp Putsch in Berlin in March 1920; and the Generals’ Revolt in Algiers in April 1961.12 The [+ coup in the Soviet Union on 19–21 August 1991+] is another case in which civil resistance was part of an effective opposition to a coup: Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, stood on top of a tank in the centre of Moscow and urged people to refuse cooperation with the coup.

Governments following military coups

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After the coup d’état, the military faces the matter of what type of government to establish. In Latin America, it was common for the post-coup government to be led by a junta, a committee of the chiefs of staff of the armed forces. A common form of African post-coup government is the revolutionary assembly, a quasi-legislative body elected by the army. In Pakistan, the military leader typically assumes the title of chief martial law administrator.

According to Huntington, most leaders of a coup d’état act under the concept of right orders: they believe that the best resolution of the country’s problems is merely to issue correct orders. This view of government underestimates the difficulty of implementing government policy, and the degree of political resistance to certain correct orders. It presupposes that everyone who matters in the country shares a single, common interest, and that the only question is how to pursue that single, common interest.

Current leaders who assumed power via coups d’état

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1Monarch who overthrew his father in a bloodless palace coup.

2As head of Provisional Government of Eritrea, which declared independence 24 May 1993.
3Subsequently confirmed in office by an apparently free and fair election.
4Subsequently confirmed by a narrow margin in the [+ 2009 Mauritanian presidential election+], which was deemed “satisfactory” by international observers.
5Acting Prime Minister at that time.
6Hadi resigned on 22 January 2015.

Other uses of the term

The coup d’état is commonly used in Australia to describe the events of Thursday morning on June 24, 2010, when the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was ousted and replaced by his deputy, Ms Julia Gillard.[16]

The term has also been used in a corporate context more specifically as boardroom coup. CEOs that have been sacked by behind-the-scenes maneuvering include Robert Stempel of General Motors (1992)[18] and John Akers of IBM .[20]

Steve Jobs attempted management coups twice at Apple, Inc.; first in 1985 when he unsuccessfully tried to oust John Sculley and then again in 1997, which successfully forced Gil Amelio to resign.[22]

South Korean recording artist G-Dragon also published an album with this title, Coup d’Etat (G-Dragon album) complete with a title track of the same name.

See also

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Assassination

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Civil-military relations

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p<>{color:#000;}. Contrast with civilian control of the military

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Coup de main

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Dictatorship

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Kleptocracy

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Leadership spill

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ List of coups d’état and coup attempts+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ List of coups d’état and coup attempts by country+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ List of fictional revolutions and coups+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ List of protective service agencies+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Military dictatorship

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Political corruption

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[][] Smedley and Franklin: The Business Plot, The First Try – 1934

The first time this type of Coup was attempted in Washington, DC.

 

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/coup.html

 

[][] An American Coup d’État?

An attempted American coup d’etat: 1934.

An attempted coup d’etat censored out of our history books, courtesy of corporate America, but not supported by the military, so European fascism didn’t happen that time. Fascism has to have the support of both corporate power and will and military/police power and obedience together or it doesn’t happen. Watch out America; the Pentagon and the Multinationals are already in allignment and have instituted Friendly Fascism outside our borders already; just ask Afghanistanis, Iraqis, Iranians, Colombians, Nicaraguans and the rest of the exploited and raped third world and the suffering poor in our own American ghettos and concentration camps.

By Gary G. Kohls, MD 1306 E. 8th St, Duluth, MN 55805

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[][] [
The General]

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The Plot]

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The News Media Downplays The Plot]

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Why Is The Plot So Poorly Known?]

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How Secure Are The Institutions of Legal Government In America?

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We make a serious mistake when we assume, “It can’t happen here!”

[
Clayton E. Cramer is a software engineer with a Northern California
manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. His first book, By The Dim And
Flaring Lamps: The Civil War Diary of Samuel McIlvaine, was published by
Library Research Associates (Monroe, NY) in 1990. Mr. Cramer’s second book,
For The Defense of Themselves And The State: The Original Intent and
Judicial Interpretation of the Right To Keep And Bear Arms was published by
Praeger Publishers (Westport, Conn.) in 1994. Mr. Cramer recently completed
his B.A. in History at Sonoma State University.]

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Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

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[][] The Business Plot: Silicon Valley Redux, The Next Try – 2007 to 2016

 

Overview

 

⊗  A group of Silicon Valley investors received some documents from some “friends”, either from Russian “business men or the CIA, or both,  stating that there was “A trillion dollars of lithium in Afghanistan“. These documents, possibly acquired from the Russians, were passed around by Goldman Sachs & Silicon Valley VC’s. This group thought they could exploit Afghanistan, and other country’s, mining contracts on a commodity monopolization scheme fronting the use of the raw materials by “Green-washing” it to be used for “electric car and solar programs”, under the guise of, “it’s ‘CleanTech’ the voters should love it”, in order to try to make it pass Congressional oversight faster. Recent press disclosures confirm vast campaign funding, by mining companies, through back-door avenues, ie: the Guistra matter and others. The plotters estimated that they could personally acquire many trillions of dollars in profits, mostly at taxpayer expense, and control of government policy, upon successful execution of their scheme.

 

⊗ These investors were deeply affiliated with Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs was involved in almost every aspect, stock manipulation, application “winner”, profit funnel and deployment aspect of the case. Goldman created the computerized stock market “spoofing” algorithm process known as the “Flash Boy Pump” stock spoofing. This used Department of Energy and TARP cash award announcements to synthetically inflate stock values long enough to “skim” profits off those stock holdings. Goldman is now under many investigations for this kind of“Commodity rigging”.

 

⊗ These investors used their campaign donations, lobbyists, stock payola and PAC’s to acquire the services of a number of U.S. Senators and foreign diplomats via bribes. They primarily paid the Senators in stock options for those Senators, their families and business associates. The FEC and FTC have Congressional insider trading investigations under-way, over these very actions, which have been stone-walled by the very Senators who engaged in the insider trading.

 

⊗ So much money was moving that a scheme was created to pass the money through the U.S. Department of Energy and a new program, called TARP, so that the transactions appeared to be federal programs

 

⊗ The characters involved in the scandal have now been uncovered as highly unethical, disreputable, willing to break laws and moral codes and are held in low regard by the public. They formed a cartel now known as The Silicon Valley Cartel as a subset of The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) with guidance from rogue CIA/In-Q-Tel associates James Breyer and Gilman Louie. One of the largest participants is Google, Inc. and it’s investors. The Cartel was recently exposed in the Silicon Valley “ANGELGATE” and “NO POACHING” collusion scandals and lawsuits

 

⊗ The best friend’s of the Silicon Valley Cartel were Steven Chu and Eric Holder. The cartel arranged, via the legal firm connected to both: Covington & Burling, to get them both nominated and appointed to the two federal agencies that control the money pass-through. Both of these individuals have been proven to have had previous business and personal relationships with the Cartel. Steven Chu sabotaged any technologies or companies that competed with his, and his friends, stock investments. Both have been forced to quit.

 

⊗ The Cartel used consulting Company McKinsey for insider trading deal support and to author papers and reports which were distributed throughout Washington to say that certain very specific products and technologies were “trending in the new CleanTech industry”. In fact, every “trending company and technology” that McKinsey raved over was already owned and monopolized by the Cartel. At least one major McKinsey executive has gone to federal prison. A number of others are under surveillance and investigation.

 

⊗ As Secretary of Energy, it was noticed that Steven Chu gave quite a lot of U.S. tax dollars to Russian owned or controlled companies. It was subsequently discovered that the Silicon Valley Cartel had deep Russian connections and business relations with USSR businessmen, to assist in the mining of Afghan, and other Middle Eastern countries, for the personal gain of the Cartel. Steven Chu sabotaged over 200 applicants, for the federal programs, simply because they competed with the Cartel and were not part of the Cartel.

 

⊗ John Doerr ran Kleiner Perkins, one of the lead coordinators of the Scheme and the Cartel. He is called: “The Godfather of Silicon Valley”.

 

⊗ Elon Musk was a behind the scenes Google and Kleiner Perkins partner, Cartel organizer and cash conduiting agent. THIS LINK has many confirming data points . Elon Musk, a billionaire, has now received billions of free taxpayer dollars in out-right cash hand-outs, tax waivers, free or low-cost resources, stock pumps and federal NASA contracts. Musk’s companies would not exist today if not for taxpayer hand-out cash. No other living person has received this much taxpayer money from the Obama administration. No other living person has given so much money to the Obama administration through his companies, investors and partners, like Google. No other living person has had the Obama administration sabotage, terminate or rule against so many of his competitors. Federal records demonstrate this to be one of the most overt examples of a political campaign kick-back scheme in this decade. In Musk’s carefully orchestrated, self-aggrandizing, media campaigns, all mention of his true financial connections, extensive fraud lawsuits, and employee distrust is carefully expunged. Musk’s companies exploited the key minerals from the mining deals and both Tesla & Solyndra, who sit next door to each other, were kickback lobbied by Dianne Feinstein, whose family profited on both deals.

 

⊗ Vinohd Khosla was a key organizer in the Cartel and connected to Raj Gupta, now imprisoned. He has been involved in a notorious public lawsuit for taking over a famous California coastal beach.

 

⊗ Senators Feinstein, Reid, Pelosi and Boxer received the largest amount of stock, insider trading deals and campaign kick-backs from the Cartel. Feinstein’s family and associates received massive resources from the Tesla and Solyndra deals. They were, essentially, paid program facilitators. These Senators leveraged state tax officials, including Bill Lockyer of California, to exclusively, and extraordinarily, give tens of millions of dollars of additional taxpayer money, at a state level, to Cartel billionaire-owned companies: Tesla & Solyndra. Which sit on the same plot of land and have supplier contracts with the Senators families. These Senators took active steps to sabotage applicants who competed with Tesla, Solyndra & the Cartel, such as Gary D. Conley of SolFocus; who may have been murdered. 

 

⊗ Eric Schmidt was the core lobbyist and director of a large part of the Cartel. He spent more time in the White House, directing policy, than most members of Congress. He used Google to put character assassination hit-jobs on competitors, reporters and politicians.

 

⊗ When whistle-blowers saw through the scheme, Cartel leaders Doerr and Schmidt would organize character assassination hit-jobs against those adversaries, sabotage their business and career databases with negative flags, create whisper campaigns and black list them via the National Venture Capital Association, which was controlled by a large number of Cartel members. The Cartel used it’s resources, concurrently, at Google and Gawker Media, to put media hit-jobs on Santorum, ALICE, Romney, whistle-blowers, and other adversaries by locking devastating hatchet jobs  onto massive numbers of search engine pages controlled by each.

 

⊗ Recently disclosed documents and videos prove that the Cartel spent more time in the White House, from 2007 forward, than all of the members of Congress COMBINED. Additionally, the disclosures of financial connections between the Cartel members, The White House, campaign financing and federal policy decisions demonstrates the operation of a felony-level corruption activity.

 

⊗ The mining chemicals that the cartel sought to monopolize were “dumped” on the Cartel by the Russians via, possibly, doctored documents which overstated the volume and value of the materials and who knew that the materials were toxic, explosive and had no long-term economic viability. The Cartel did not investigate the materials usage and rushed to profiteer, driven By Goldman Sachs, who didn’t care about the long-term, they just wanted to “skim” their fees and “stock pumps” off the top.

 

⊗ The American GAO, Judicial Watch & Transparency Center have discovered that U.S. taxpayers lost additional billions of dollars as the result of tax waivers, credits and reductions given exclusively to Cartel companies as gifts in exchange for election services. In the FBI-raided Solyndra solar panel company alone, U.S. taxpayers lost over $600M while Silicon Valley plotters profited by over $180M in stock market skims and favorable tax write-offs.

 

⊗ Google executives and investors used Google, Inc. as a “central command” for lobbying, leverage, media stock manipulation, spying on competitors, media hit jobs and revenue profiteering. The upside was that it provided for the largest media, stock and information manipulation system ever devised. The downside is that it focused public, agency and law enforcement scrutiny on this central point until the voluminous indiscretions, finally, became highly visible.

 

⊗ The key White House staff who assisted in this scheme were: Rahm Emanual, David Plouffe, Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, Steve Rattner, Jay Carney and Bill Daily. When confronted about their involvement, historical records show that they all quit their White House jobs at the most desired positions in America, in a bad economy, to take far lower positions, thus implicating themselves, along with their emails, in culpability. These staffers worked harder than any other administration to cut-off the press, attack whistle-blowers and increase NSA domestic surveillance in order to delay the revelation of these crimes.

 

⊗ A key aspect of the scam was the “Pump & Go” stock swindle combined with pulling cash off-the-top by Sachs and the Cartel. In the following evidence set, you will notice a record setting number of huge cash intakes and sudden bankruptcies immediately thereafter. That part of the scheme seems to have worked like this: 1.) Technically “ideal” companies were set-up, 2.) huge cash amounts were wired in from the U.S. Treasury. 3.) Huge “fees” were paid to VC’s, executives and Sachs, right when the money arrived at the tech company, while Sachs & the VC’s “pumped” the stock market valuations of those companies using the sudden “free money” from the Dept. of Energy to falsify valuation marketing. This gave short term, sudden, stock profits that they also grabbed , 4.) the companies were managerially abandoned and then 5.) filed bankruptcy. 6. ) The VC’s and Sachs then filed tax loss credits, on the failures, in order to get a double profit upside. Investigators called this “unjust rewards”. This volume of award/failure scenarios has never occurred in the history of America, particularly with a series of same-type companies who had just received massive federal funding windfalls.  It seems obvious that these sequential incidents were planned and coordinated. Investigators believe Kleiner Perkins and Goldman Sachs were the key organizers of this tactic. Time-tracking of financial details in the HSBC “Swiss Leaks” seems to confirm federal award/personal gain sequences.

 

[][] The Kick-backs

Everybody who got DOE cash was a campaign financier.

Everybody who got denied, and then sabotaged, was a competitor to those exact same campaign financiers who did not pay any political bribes.

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[][] A Goat Named “Aneer”

Aneer often wandered the bare rocky steppes near his owner’s village, a few miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan. His careful goat hooves negotiated the perilous cliffs and crags of sun blistered rock with the deft skill of an Alpine climber. He was looking for the rare olive green nettles that occasionally peeked up from between the red rock outcroppings. It was sheer delight when he discovered a short stout nettle clump to munch on. He was in goat ecstasy.

As he bent to nip the top off of his latest herbivore harvest, a shriek, from below, caught him by surprise. It was Samu, the young boy who tended him. He had never heard Samu yell like that before. He arched his neck to catch the view over the crest because he sensed that something, in the urgency of Samu’s cry, felt like “danger”.

Moments later, Aneer, Samu and the entire face of the rocky steppe were consumed in an explosive fire that turned flesh into charcoal and the Earth into blackened dust.

Elon Musk had just killed more innocent bystanders.

Let us take a deeper look into how the lithium lake-beds of Afghanistan created a multi-trillion dollar embezzlement scheme that cost lives, economies and national positioning.

 

The stuff (Chemical ore) that Solyndra, Abound, Fisker, Tesla, A123, Enerdel, and the rest of the failures, needed to make their scheme pan out, was buried under some goat farmers in Afghanistan! Almost all of these companies had their products blow up, in average use, (Even the solar panels caught fire) and, in most cases, release a “Cancer-Cocktail” of toxic gas; Tens of thousands of Lithium fires and explosions have now been documented to have crashed planes, exploded cars, set data centers on fire, burned children, blown up IPAD’s and have just been a very bad chemical concept. Lithium has gone off many, many more times than the public has been told. Over time, the compounds become MORE likely to go off! To make the chemicals work for Solyndra, Abound, Tesla, Fisker and the rest, these companies mixed them together into a compound that ends up being a military-grade toxicity, carcinogenic powder. Even making the compounds kills overseas factory workers. Not very good research on the part of the bad guys, but greed often out-paces sanity!

 

 

A $1 Trillion insider market-monopoly scheme that “blew up!”

Ingredients: [+ S+]ilicon Valley VC/Campaign funders; Russian miners; Goldman Sachs; Knowingly complicit federal officials; Innocent goat herders; Over $1 Trillion Dollars in profiteering; Hookers; Taxpayer cash; Criminally corrupt senators; [* Toxic gas; Explosions; Dead people*] and * Electric cars.*

… and the money people behind everything were the same exact handful of bad guys in each and every case. If Silicon Valley created the latest version of the Afghan War for private gain, they got screwed. Not only do they now realize that the cost of the war was many, many magnitudes more than just giving the goat herders a check and buying the rocks, but the stuff they were trying to monopolize turns out to be explosively dangerous, hard to use and cancer-causing.

[][] Cowboys and Indium:

Solyndra was exploiting Indium, and a large number of other key chemicals, from Afghanistan that directly paid into the “DOE insider profit pool”.

Abound was exploiting key chemicals from Afghanistan that directly paid into the “DOE insider profit pool”.

Nissan‘s Smyrna plant, Tesla, A123, Ener1, Fisker and Ford were exploiting Lithium from Afghanistan that directly paid into the “DOE insider profit pool”. Other “failed DOE winners” had the same connected materials supply routes.

[* In this Watergate-type scandal (Should we call it Lithium-Gate, instead?) Secretary of Energy Steven Chu*] appears to have been told to let no applicant through unless they were in the “DOE insider profit pool”. The pool consisted of Deloitte staff, Goldman Sachs staff, DOE staff, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and, possibly, at least two White House staff. Rahm Emanual is known to have had an intimate connection with the Argonne labs lithium ion program research funding while in the White House and after he returned to Chicago. * Dianne Feinstein* personally arranged for, and opened, the NUMMI plant for Tesla. Her husband’s company CBRE were the real estate hooks for the Tesla, and next door, Solyndra property deals.  Her staff and lobby people work there now. Her husband goes to Mongolia all the time for “special meetings” according to Sunshine. So one wonders if Feinstein got on the intelligence committee so she could see if she was about to get caught or if a savvy NSA section chief “helped” her get there on the premise of “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” so the NSA could watch her in intimate detail. The recent hack of her files by intelligence officers seems to be indicative.

Dianne Feinstein, and her family, controlled the cash, stock, construction, HR services, leases and land contracts around Tesla and Solyndra in an epic payola and kick-back scheme.

Many high level politicians made a grab for their piece of the trillion dollars so investigations keep getting squashed by them. Steven Chu killed off the non-toxic fuel cell, wind and natural gas programs while at DOE to give a clear runway to his “DOE insider profit pool”, in which he participated.

The Russian mining connections run throughout the above group but now that the U.S. is back in a Cold War with Russia, Russian insiders are delighted to spill the beans, on the whole deal, to reporters. One is even out taking competitive bids for exclusive whistleblower interviews.

The insider profit pool consisted of the same investors in the above efforts, who also happen to be the same people who nominated and lobbied for the appointment of * Steven Chu*, according to his nomination docket. All of these people had a personal profit side deal in the same profit pool through stock holdings, trusts, revolving doors and repercussive gains. All of the above are connected in a very tiny business circle. The odds of that circle of 30, or so, people, out of 318 million Americans, being the only people to have access to these profits and federal funds, without rigging the program, is calculated on a book-makers metric at 12 billion to 1. Even now, one can easily see the disparity between the [* NHTSA wave-through of the coddled White House campaign-backer funded Tesla (hushed up by Tesla silent owner: Google)*] and the bone crunching hearings and fines that GM and Toyota have had to endure, at the same time, for less dangerous defects.

The Senate Ethics Committee members have hundreds of thousands of background documents on this matter but they have been stone-walled. The FBI has nearly a million documents on this matter and reporters are eager to see the anticipated indictments from years of surveillance of the key parties of interest. NSA, DIA and CIA have tens of millions of documents on this matter from nearly a decade of surveillance of parties of interest, but they are stalled up with inter-party politics. The press has vast amounts of this evidence. The Russians are shopping vast new repositories of disclosure. Within the year, expectations are high for a tsunami of enforcement activity. The recent record-breaking number of White House and Congressional “retirement announcements” may be the first wave of the storm. As Richard Byrne Reilly found out, the “no comment” responses are piling up. That is always a good sign that the “We just got caught Freak-Out Factor Frenzy has begun among the Politicos.

While party mouth-foamers are trying to make the Afghani-scam scandal not about their party, with their constant drone of “Nothing’s been proven…” they are now realizing that it is not a Democrat Vs. Republican issue. It is about being for, or against, Organized Crime. It is about being part of, or not part of, Organized Crime. It is about losing their federal pensions because of crimes they may have knowingly supported.

When investigative reporters found that [+ Goldman Sachs+] and Silicon Valley VC’s were involved in almost every single one of the DOE money deals, they had to ask why? How much did they make in, around and through the whole thing? Who was connected to them and decision makers? Would they really rig a whole market (and a war?) just to get a few TRILLION dollars worth of lithium cornered? Looks like they did…

Everything in this collaborative article can be researched and verified by YOU, online, from thousands of published documents. If you are a reporter; acquire confirming data from your group database, FOIA’s, associate investigators, web search and standard sources. If you are a member of the public use Sunshine disclosure sites like those at the bottom of this page and file a FOIA request via this information: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-use-freedom-of-information-32508-2.html

[][] The future of Silicon Valley may lie in the mountains of Afghanistan

By
Richard Byrne Reilly

for VENTUREBEAT

 The future of Silicon Valley’s technological prowess may well lie in the war-scarred mountains and salt flats of Western Afghanistan.

United States Geological Survey teams discovered one of the world’s largest untapped reserves of lithium there six years ago. (_]Editorial Team Note: [_Right about the time the DOE started rounding up the key ATVM and LG program insiders) The USGS was scouting the volatile country at the behest of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations. Lithium is a soft metal used to make the lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries essential for powering desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. And increasingly, electric cars like Tesla’s.

The vast discovery could very well propel Afghanistan — a war-ravaged land with a population of 31 million largely uneducated Pashtuns and Tajiks, and whose primary exports today are opium, hashish, and marijuana — into becoming the world’s next “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” according to an internal Pentagon memo cited by the[_ New York Times._]

The USGS survey report on Afghanistan that detailed the findings also noted that, in addition to lithium, the country also contains huge deposits of iron ore, gold, cobalt, copper, and potash, among many other valuable minerals.

“The mineral wealth there is astonishing,” said professor Michel Chossudovsky of the Montreal-based Center for Research and Globalization, who has written extensively on Afghanistan.

A conservative estimate of the riches is $1 trillion. In some circles, it’s as high as $5 trillion.

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In Silicon Valley and beyond, tech companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Sony, and Tesla rely on continual, and uninterrupted, access to lithium, as lithium-based batteries are the primary power storage devices in their mobile hardware.

Without these batteries, MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Nooks, Galaxy IIIs, Chromebooks, and, yes, Tesla Model S cars would be largely worthless. If forced to use older, nonlithium batteries, their battery lives would certainly be much shorter.

The world’s current lithium heavyweight is Bolivia, the biggest exporter of the element. There, in the swamps and marshlands of the southern region of the country near where the borders of Chile and Argentina meet, are the biggest deposits.

Canada, China, Australia, and Serbia also have varying amounts of lithium, but not as much as Bolivia.

Or apparently, Afghanistan.

Enough to last a lifetime?

Depending on who you talk to, the current lithium global reserves are adequate for at least another generation of lithium-ion battery manufacturers to produce them.

But not everybody thinks so, and some say the light metal compound may someday run dry. That could in turn spell trouble for any company whose business depends on light and portable mobile electronics — unless someone comes up with an alternative to lithium batteries before then.

The experts VentureBeat interviewed pointed to sharp year-on-year increases in the demand for lithium. That’s putting heavy pressure on existing stockpiles.

According to Lithium Americas, a Canadian lithium-mining company with significant business interests in Argentina, lithium demand will more than double in the next 10 years, while lithium prices have nearly quadrupled during the same timeframe.

Tesla, for its part, is in the process of investing up to $5 billion to build its own lithium-ion Gigafactory in Texas, a plant capable of churning out 500,000 expensive battery packs a year by 2020 for its line of zero-emission, all-electric cars.

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A Tesla spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.

As a potential source to feed that demand, enter Afghanistan.

“At some point, if present trends continue, demand [for lithium] will outstrip the supply. And again, at some point, the market for lithium-ion could get so big that it actually affects the supply chain,” said Donald R. Sadoway, a professor of the Materials Chemistry Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

Looking at Afghanistan, Sadoway says the war-ravaged nation, which has no effective mining infrastructure in place, may well be attractive to the world’s mining outfits.

“In this regard,” Sadoway, one of the world’s foremost experts on energy sources, says, “the deposits in Afghanistan could be important.”

Andrew Chung, a venture capitalist with Khosla Ventures in Silicon Valley who has invested in multiple startups producing alternative batteries, says lithium-ion batteries are limited in their lifetime cycles, scalability, and cost. Despite this, Chung says, he can understand how the untapped reserves of Afghan lithium are now an increasing focus.

“It is an issue of the supply chain, whether it’s Afghanistan or other [countries]. There is a finite supply, and lithium-ion will continue to be the [power] choice for the next decade,” Chung said.

Some of the Valley’s biggest and most powerful tech companies either declined to comment for this story or never returned calls. But they didn’t deny the importance of lithium-ion batteries.

For instance, an Apple spokesperson declined to comment for this story but provided VentureBeat with a 2014 “Suppliers List” of the 200-plus vendors it uses to produce its products. A related post made the Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s commitment to lithium batteries clear, at least in the short term.

“Rechargeable, lithium-based technology currently provides the best performance for your Apple notebook computer, iPod, iPhone, or iPad,” the Apple post says.

Sony Energy Devices Corp. invented the lithium-ion battery in 1994. It was hailed as a breakthrough, providing longer battery life and without the “memory effect” that gradually reduced the effective capacity of previous types of batteries.

Since then, companies have gradually refined lithium battery technology but have not succeeded in moving beyond it. Indeed, early Tesla cars are actually powered by large packs of industry-standard lithium-ion battery cells — the same type of cells found in many laptop batteries.

And here is where it gets interesting.

Sharply increasing demand

If electric car manufacturers begin ramping up production of lithium-ion battery-powered cars, the global demand for lithium will skyrocket. This could potentially come about at the same time for increasing demand for handheld consumer goods like tablets and laptops, Chung said, thus creating a perfect storm.

“So you want to start looking at other sources producing it with current supplies being called into question, if we move more toward production of electric cars,” Chung said.

Which is why, increasingly, eyes are turning to Afghanistan and its new purported lithium reserves, a country long referred to as the “graveyard of empires.” The U.S. invaded Afghanistan after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and according to iCasualties, 2,315 American servicemen and women have been killed there.

Analyst Jay Jacobs of Global X Funds in New York, which has interests in lithium mining, said demand for the compound is growing, and that “there are two regions that have been revealed to contain huge lithium reserves: Afghanistan and Bolivia.”

William Tahil, a respected lithium expert who lives in France and is the general director for Material International Research, argues that lithium deposits in Bolivia will at some point be depleted.

Jacobs was sanguine about safely extracting lithium from Afghanistan. He said political risks there were considerable.

“With that being said, should there be a substantial and sustained increase in demand for lithium, lithium miners may become increasingly interested in the country as it has an abundance of the resource,” Jacobs said.

It was the Soviets who first discovered the country’s deposits when they invaded in 1979. Soviet geologists began mapping Afghanistan’s lithium, gold, and potash fields but abandoned their efforts after the former communist superpower pulled out of the country in 1989.

But with a weak and corruption-plagued “central government,” Afghanistan is now ripe for the picking, Chossudovsky said. Indeed, the country is still very much divided into fiefdoms, with the Muslim fundamentalist Taliban, warlords, and drug traffickers controlling large swaths of the country — and using violence to advance their interests.

“There’s no question the mining companies will go in there. No question. There’s no real functioning government there to reap the foreign investment of the mineral deposits. This makes it all the more enticing to the mining companies because nobody in the government of [President] Hamid Karzai will be regulating the bonanza of lithium, so they can do what they want,” he said.

[][] Jockeying for position

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For its part, the U.S. government, which helped locate the lithium deposits using flyovers with a sensor-filled Lockheed P-3 Orion and teams of geologists fielding soil samples, knows a potential gold rush when it sees one. And it has no intention of being left on the sidelines. Especially since the Chinese are now — and quickly — making deals with Afghan pols for mineral rights to copper deposits.

The USGS did return multiple calls seeking comment. Nor did the Pentagon.

Despite what some say are the shortcomings of lithium-ion batteries, venture capitalists and investors continue pouring money into them. Amprius, a lithium battery maker based in Sunnyvale, Calif., snared a $30 million infusion round of investor cash in January.

Over at the Afghan embassy in Washington, D.C., the Afghans are licking their lips at the potential lithium and mineral windfall despite the country’s continued conflict with a resurgent Taliban. What this may portend for the impoverished and war-torn nation is anybody’s guess. But the Afghans are playing up the finds — or they were, until recently.

“In recent years, headlines from the Afghan mineral sector have competed to outdo each other in scale: from the landmark $3 billion Chinese investment in the Aynak copper concession to the astounding survey work of the U.S., Afghan, and British Geological Services estimating anywhere between $1 trillion and $3 trillion in mineral potential, to the historic $11 billion deal now being finalized with an Indian consortium for the Hajigak iron ore concession,” said a posting on the Afghani Washington DC website.

The post has since been removed.

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Eklil Hakimi, presided over a press conference at the Afghan embassy in Washington, D.C., on March 10, where he talked about the untapped deposits, along with reps from the USGS and other U.S. politicians.

But Hakimi, through a spokesman, told me he simply didn’t have the time to talk.

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Solyndra, Abound and Tesla need these chemicals. The investors and the campaign backers and the product owners are all the same people. Tesla doesn’t care about selling cars, they car about selling LITHIUM. The car is like the handle for the razor blade, they want to sell the razor blades, not the shaver. But the idiots backing the scheme rushed into it, without checking into things, because they saw all the free Department of Energy and TARP cash. They did not realize that Lithium blows up all the time and, when mixed, becomes a “Cancer Cocktail”, gives off toxic smoke, kills factory workers and is just kinda’ bad stuff… ooops

[][] The Audacity of Scope

If you think that the size and audaciousness of the crime being examined is almost inconceivable, think again. The greatest crimes are committed in plain sight.

Who would have imagined, at the time, that regular people would try to kill all of the Jews in Germany?

We rarely even consider the fact that a group of people captured, dragged half way around the planet, and raped and beat the black people of Africa.

You see the great piles of skulls from Southeast Asian genocides; how did that happen?

Big crazy crimes DO happen.

While a trillion dollar lithium scam may sound like a wild proposition, so did other things until you later realized: “OMG, these awful things actually happened!”.

Even though conventional wisdom may push against the concept, history has shown that assumption to be the fools errand.

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[][] “AFGHANISTAN IS THE SAUDI ARABIA OF LITHIUM”:

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[+ Medium Taxpayers’ Office revenue increased 300 Million …+]

Historically, the name “Afghan” designated the Pashtun people, the largest ethnic group of Afghanistan. [33] … Other reports show that the country has huge amounts of lithium, copper, gold, coal, iron ore and other minerals.

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  • Electric Vehicles and Peak Lithium * Hydrogen and Peak Platinum * Storing Energy In Graphite … (10) cradle to cradle (10) fabber (10) goldman sachs (10) gtl (10) hybrid car … afghanistan (8) big oil (8) …

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[* Afghanistan*] [+ sits on $1 trillion worth of mineral deposits. Is …+]

When you look deeply into it, you find that Goldman Sachs is owned by Rothschild, … Afghanistan’s mineral deposits to be worth upwards of $1 trillion and in fact, a classified Pentagon memo called Afghanistan the “Saudi Arabia of lithium. …

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[+ Why the US wants to stay in+] [* Afghanistan*]

Goldman Sachs Director to Join Board of Bitcoin Startup Circle Capturing images of bystanders by zooming in on pictures of corneas (this is huge!) … Well it does not come from Afghanistan . Although lithium is widely distributed on Earth, …

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[+ Did+] [* Goldman*] [+ push us into+] [* Afghanistan*] [+ for the+] [* Lithium*]? | DOE

From Contributor: JackieNuls: Did Goldman push us into Afghanistan for the Lithium? Goldman stood to make billions of dollars along with the Russian mining companies, battery companies and electric car companies they represent. Goldman was involved in almost every DOE funding deal and …

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Talison lithium – Wikinvest

Lithium’s extremely low co-efficient of thermal expansion makes these products resistant to thermal shock and imparts mechanical strength. … China, and Afghanistan however Bolivia has a backward, … Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Fortis Investments.

wikinvest.com/wiki/Talison_lithium

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[* Afghanistan*] [+ may be the Saudi Arabia of+] [* lithium*] [+ | Business blog+]

The New York Times story on the discovery of vast mineral reserves in Afghanistan is astonishing, given the unpredictable political consequences. One is that the Afghanistan could rival Bolivia as the Saudi Arabia of lithium The US US taskforce that is trying to map the reserves of …

blogs.ft.com/businessblog/2010/06/afghanistan-may-be…

Kathleen Parker: Mining Afghanistan’s future

Afghanistan, it turns out, is rich in minerals – trillions rich. It’s going to become the Saudi Arabia of lithium, thanks to vast stores of that resource, plus iron, copper, cobalt and gold. … Masooma Habibi, a graduate of Goldman Sachs’ “10,000 Women” program at the AUAF, …

readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=229781

cryptogon.com » U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Deposits Worth …

U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Deposits Worth $1 Trillion in Afghanistan; “The Saudi Arabia of Lithium“; Eventually “One of The Most Important Mining Centers in The World”; … And Goldman Sachs will arrange the financing.

cryptogon.com/?p=15953

[+ Vast Deposits Of Fodder For Conspiracy Theorists Discovered …+]

Jim Risen has a blockbuster story about a gift and a curse for Afghanistan’s blighted and … gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are … The Board of advisors has Stephen Friedman, AIG crook, Goldman Sachs crook, Federal Reserve …

attackerman.firedoglake.com/2010/06/13/vast-deposits-of-fodder-for-…

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[+ NYT: Vast Minerals FOUND (][+Lithium], Gold) in [* Afghanistan*]

The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most …

dailykos.com/story/2010/06/13/875695/-NYT-Vast-Miner…

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[* Afghanistan*] [+ Troop Draw-down,] [[* Afghanistan*]+], President Barack …

Afghanistan troop withdrawal, President Barack Obama, Prime Time speech, … We’ll need enough troops in afganistan to secure their lithium, … Guess Ghadafi should have cooperated with Goldman Sachs. Recently Aired. Listen to today’s podcast:

blogs.wsj.com/wsjam/2011/06/23/president-barack-obama…

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» The Afghanistan coincidence Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s …

… gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed … Afghanistan’s gross domestic product is only about $12 billion dollars,” lunch money for Goldman Sachs.

infowars.com/the-afghanistan-coincidence/

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Mining Afghanistan’s future – hutchnews.com

Mining Afghanistan’s future By Kathleen Parker WASHINGTON – Amid all the dark news from Afghanistan, every now and then a sliver of light slips through the cracks.

hutchnews.com/Wirecolumns/Parker-column6-16–1

[+ Horrors of+] [* Afghanistan*] [+ transformed West Seneca Marine …+]

Historically, the name “Afghan” designated the Pashtun people, the largest ethnic group of Afghanistan. [33] … The country’s natural resources include: coal, copper, iron ore, lithium, uranium, rare earth elements, chromite, gold, …

article.wn.com/view/2014/01/13/Horrors_of_Afghanistan_…

[+ Making Lemonade From Failed Afghan Air Force G222 Acquisition+]

… General McChrystal General Odierno General Schwartz GFE GISP Global Hawk Global Influence Global Strike Global Zero GLONASS GMD GMR Goldman Sachs Google Gordon England Gorgon Stare Government … Gooden Linda Hudson Lithium-ion Batteries … in Afghanistan that the press would …

lexingtoninstitute.org/making-lemonade-from-failed-afghan-air-…

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[* Lithium*]: The Commodity of the 21st Century [Global X Funds …

Lithium is used as a thickener in grease, … There are also huge lithium deposits in Bolivia, China, and Afghanistan, … Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Fortis Investments. These three majors bought in when Talison was still a private company.

seekingalpha.com/article/252920-lithium-the-commodity-of…

[+ The Mind-Body Politic »] [[* Afghanistan*]+] [+ Has Trillion Dollar …+]

Afghanistan Has Trillion Dollar Deposits Of Iron, Copper, and Lithium. June 14, 2010. Tags: afghanistan, Empire, Globalization, pakistan, propaganda, resources, War

mindbodypolitic.com/2010/06/14/afghanistan-has-trillion-dol…

[+ Endless+] [* Afghanistan*]? – Ron Paul Forums / Rand Paul Forums …

Endless Afghanistan? … You could say, it’s the typical MO of protecting those Lithium rights(natural resources again) for the Fascist-Marxists Green Battery corporate manufacturers too. … Goldman Sachs was top Obama donor. 11-20-2013 01:00 PM #7. AngryCanadian.

ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?433745-Endless-Afghanistan

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Opening Afghan minds | HeraldTribune.com – Sarasota Florida …

Amid all the dark news from Afghanistan, … the cracks. Afghanistan, it turns out, is rich in minerals. Trillions rich. It’s going to become the Saudi Arabia of lithium, they say. Thanks to vast … a graduate of Goldman Sachs’ “10,000 Women” program at the AUAF, founded an Internet …

heraldtribune.com/article/20100617/COLUMNIST/6171039

[][] Lithium Ion Batteries and Organized Crime

[* Was Afghanistan invaded because the CIA and Goldman Sachs said there is “trillions of dollars” of Lithium ion material there?*]

The ultimate goal of a career criminal politician is to run an agency, or top committee, in order to conduit money to friends and keep the lid on cover-ups. Those at the heads of agencies and committees are often the dirtiest of the dirty. They get themselves put there in order to run the scams. Who ran agencies that conduit-ed money and covered up and stalled investigations? Why is the CIA’s In-Q-Tel connected to every single one of the Silicon Valley billionaires?

Was Tesla funded not to build cars but to lock-up [* lithium ion deals for it’s investors?*]

Why are dozens of conspiracy lawsuits now filed on lithium ion company racketeering?

[* Why is every major Silicon Valley VC who was connected to Steven Chu and massive campaign funding involved in a lithium ion deal?*]

Why are there multiple “task forces” looking at lithium ion finance relationships?

Why was the Russian mob involved in Lithium Ion mining?

[* Did all of these people know that lithium ion blows up quite a lot and emits deadly gases?*]

Let’s discuss…

S- Denver Post, C- NY Times

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[+ Rechargeable+] [* Lithium*] [+ Battery Antitrust Class Action+] [* Lawsuit*]

… Hitachi, LG Chem, Samsung, and Sanyo for allegedly conspiring to fix and raise the prices of lithium–ion rechargeable batteries in violation of U.S. antitrust law …

http://www.lieffcabraser.com/ Case-Center/ Rechargeable-Lithium-Battery-Antitrust-Class-ActionLawsuit.shtml – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ Complaint+]

The Defendants’ Conspiracy Stabilized and Raised Lithium Ion …. The subject of this lawsuit and the Defendants’ conspiracy is Lithium Ion Rechargeable.

http://www.hbsslaw.com/ Templates/ media/ files/ case_pdfs/ Batteries%20Antitrust/ Class%20Action%20Complaint.pdf – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

United States – Mondaq.Com

5 Feb 2014 … In the lithium ion battery cells case, the defendant manufacturers argued that the … A direct purchaser subsidiary is unlikely to bring a lawsuit for damages …. 2nd Circuit Rejects DOJ’s “Continuing Conspiracy” Theory In …

http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/article.asp?articleid=291110 – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[* Lithium*] [+ ][+Ion] [+ Rechargeable Batteries Class Action+] [* Lawsuit*]

Price-Fixing Class Action for Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries … agreement, or conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize the prices of these batteries.

http://www.girardgibbs.com/ lithiumion-rechargeable-batteries-antitrust-class-action/ – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ Patent encumbrance of large automotive NiMH batteries – Wikipedia …+]

The current trend in the industry is towards the development of lithium–ion …. guilty of conspiring to buy and dismantle the Los Angeles electric street car system, … In August 2008, Mercedes-Benz sued Cobasys for again refusing to fill a large, …

https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Patent_encumbrance_of_large_automotive_NiMH_batteries – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

Lawsuits accuse [* lithium*] [+ ][+ion] [+ battery makers of price fixing …+]

12 Nov 2012 … The world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable lithium ion … are being sued for allegedly engaging in a decade-long conspiracy to fix prices …

http://www.northjersey.com/ news/ Lawsuits_accuse_makers_*lithium*_*ion*_battery_makers_and_North_Jersey_su bsidiaries_of_price_fixing.html – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ City Attorney’s Statement Regarding+] [* Lithium*] [+ ][+Ion] [+ Battery Anti-Trust …+]

8 May 2013… are alleged to have conspired to fix prices of Li-Ion batteries that were included in … Palo Alto purchased many devices containing Li-Ion batteries, … These staff costs will be fully reimbursed in any resolution of the litigation.

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/ news/ displaynews.asp?NewsID=2236 &TargetID=268, 60, 75, 235, 94, 84, 85, 87, 287, 288, 106, 99, 121, 2, 124, 125, 126, 133, 134, 328, 137, 145, 140, 239, 322, 325 – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

Class Actions | Sotos LLP

December 20, 2013, The lawsuit, on behalf of nearly a million Ontario … lithium battery manufacturers and resellers alleging they conspired with each other to …

http://www.sotosllp.com/class-actions/ – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[* Lithium*] [+ ][+Ion] [+ battery Antitrust Litigation |+] [* Lithium*] [+ ][+Ion] [+ battery Price Fixing+]

ALLEGED ILLEGAL OVER-PRICING OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES … into whether certain manufacturers illegally conspired to over-price Lithium Ion batteries …

http://www.zimmreed.com/Over-Pricing-of-LithiumIon-Batteries/63629/ – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

USDOJ: Panasonic and Its Subsidiary Sanyo Agree to Plead Guilty …

Jul 18, 2013 … SANYO and LG Chem Ltd. have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to fix the prices of cylindrical lithium ion battery cells sold …

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/July/13-at-808.html – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ Antitrust Investigation –+] [* Lithium*] [+ ][+Ion] [+ Rechargeable … – scott and scott llp+]

Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries are used as a power source for … of major securities, antitrust, and employee retirement plan class action lawsuits.

http://www.scott-scott.com/ cases/ investigations/ securities-fraud-litigation-1771-antitrust-investigationlithiumion– rechargeable-batteries.html – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ Class Action Lawsuits Mount Against Battery Price-Fixing Cartel+]

Oct 31, 2012 … Manufacturers of lithium ion batteries face at least 10 class action lawsuits … The plaintiffs allege the defendants entered into the conspiracy …

http://www.topclassactions.com/ lawsuit-settlements/ lawsuit-news/ 2814-class-actionlawsuits-mount-against-battery-price-fixing-cartel/ – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ Class Suits Charge Battery Makers With Global Price-Fixing …+]

Oct 24, 2012 … Litigation is mounting against the world’s biggest manufacturers of rechargeable lithium ion batteries, who consumers accuse of complicity in an illegal … Class Suits Charge Battery Makers With Global Price-Fixing Conspiracy.

http://www.njlawjournal.com/ id=1202576057659/ Class-Suits-Charge-Battery-Makers-With-Global-Price-Fixing-Conspiracy – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

Antitrust Litigation – Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP

The Los Angeles antitrust litigation lawyers of Pearson, Simon & Warshaw have prevailed in class action lawsuits against major corporations for price fixing conspiracies. … Lithium Ion Batteries: PSW attorneys currently serve as interim co -lead …

http://www.pswlaw.com/Practice-Areas/Antitrust-Litigation.aspx – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ Rechargeable+] [* Lithium*] [+ Battery Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit+]

… Hitachi, LG Chem, Samsung, and Sanyo for allegedly conspiring to fix and raise the prices of lithium–ion rechargeable batteries in violation of U.S. antitrust law …

http://www.lieffcabraser.com/ Case-Center/ Rechargeable-Lithium-Battery-Antitrust-Class-Action-Lawsuit.shtml – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

[+ A laptop battery cabal: Panasonic pleads guilty to price fixing …+]

Jul 19, 2013 … Sanyo agreed to pay $10.7 million for the battery cells conspiracy and … into anticompetitive conduct in the cylindrical lithium–ion battery cell …

http://www.pcworld.com/ article/ 2044740/ panasonic-pleads-guilty-to-laptop-battery-pack-price-fixing.html – [+ View by Ixquick Proxy+] – [+ Highlight+]

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THE WAR FOR BATTERY PROFITS

It is the nature of human males to seek to kill each other in large numbers at regular intervals.

History has demonstrated, since the dawn of written documentation, that men will congeal and chop, hack, maim, rape, butcher, torture and kill other groups of men in vastly large numbers.

There are always tribal wars, territory wars, regional wars and ethnic wars devastating large groups of people at every point in time, somewhere in the world.

The women and children are, generally, hacked up too, if they are in the vicinity.

This has brought about government support for sports stadiums in every city, in order to provide an outlet for the more brutal members of society. (There appear to be a lot of the more brutal members according to sports participation statistics.)

Once men get mad in groups, some vapors, brain chemistry or electromagnetic mish-mosh seems to keep increasing the anger, increasing the lack of compassion and increasing the willingness to suspend social decency. Then the atrocity cycles begin. Atrocity, revenge, atrocity, revenge; ad infinitude.

Back at the HQ, once the statisticians finally realize that no economic gain can come from the event, the whole thing is called off.

That part of world then mourns, despairs, cries out “never again”… and then it all starts up and repeats again, 15 to 20 years later, or so.

In the modern world, we have some new wrinkles. You can now go from your part of the world to somebody else s part of the world in less than a day. In most of those cases, the other side can’t afford to get to your part of the world. The warfare scenarios can be more like slumming than like full-on ground-for-ground battles than ever before.

The other wrinkle is that, in some countries, only four or five men can start a war for personal gain. A factory owner, a distributor and a law firm can get together and say, for example: “hmmmm, if only we could control the main part of the lithium production…?” “what if we made lithium suddenly become very important after we had already roped in all of the big sources for it…?” “we could monopolize a multi TRILLION dollar market!”

Then, if their partners said: “oh yes, that’s a great scheme”, all they need to do is put $200,000.00 into 15 senators pockets and war will happen in a region which they think they can take over.

Unless the public is paying attention. This time, the public might have been paying attention…

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The Green mobsters of the 1% and their Divine Disinformation Campaigns. Raiding the Lithium for their electric car bank accounts.

Like Bin Laden,

Al Capone and many of the biggest, most notorious, criminals, they hide in plain sight.

They use the Green-washing cover story of “saving the planet”.

They think that the auditors and investigative reporters won’t look at them so hard if everyone believes they are just feeding unicorns and doing happy wonderful things instead of running secret societies, high-end sex clubs and doing crime.

The Bohemian Club, The Stanford Guardsmen, The Key Club, Kappa Beta Phi, The Silicon Valley Cartel, The NVCA and Skull and Bones are all “Collusion Clubs” created by a small group of rich White Males to operate monopolies.

Kleiner Perkins, and the Silicon Valley Cartel, partnered with Russian Mobsters to stage lithium and other mining scams. Let’s take a look at some opf their partners:

[][] Russian Organized Crime Bosses & Steven Chu Cash:

The “Russian Businessmen” held multiple meetings with the Silicon Valley suspects and, along with their associates who are now on FBI Watch Lists, engaged in contracts with them. Why did Steven Chu give so much emergency Department of Energy cash to Russian billionaires at Severstal, Ener1 and others? Was this part of a kick-back in exchange for Russian mob/”business-man” support for Afghan mining equipment?

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[][] Alexey Mordashov

Received DOE Funds Via Severstal:

Alexey Mordashov -General director of “Severstal group”, Chairman of the board of directors in “Power Machines”, the largest shareholder of “Arcelor”,

http://rumafia.com/person.php?id=54

Surname: Mordashov
Name: Alexey
Fathername: Aleksandrovich

Position: General director of “Severstal group”, Chairman of the board of directors in “Power Machines”, the largest shareholder of “Arcelor”, a member of board of RSPP.

Biography

Mordashov Alexey Aleksandrovich was born on September 26, 1965 in Cherepovets in the Vologda area in workers’ family; Russian. In 1988 he graduated with excellence from the Leningrad Engineering-Economical Institute. During study he got acquainted with Anatoly Chubais.

From 1988 till 1989 – Senior Economist in maintenance and repair shop #1 of the Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant (CMP).

In 1989-1991 – Head of Bureau of Economics and Labor of MRS#1 at CMP.

In 1991-1992 – Deputy Director of planning department of CMP.

In 1992-1993 – Deputy Director of Economics and Finance at CMP.

Since 1993 – Financial Director of CMP (now CMP is renamed into Open Joint-Stock Company “Severstal”). Simultaneously the chairman of board of directors of joint-stock company “Severstal-Invest”. He was one of creators of the plant privatization program, and transition to active marketing practice in metal trading. Company “Severstal-Invest” was engaged in sale of rolled metal products, motor vehicles and the weapon, cultivation, processing and sale of fish, realtor and security-detective activity.

Since March, 1996 – chairman of board of “Severstal-holding” LLC (Cherepovets).

Since March, 1996 – chairman of board of directors of Joint-Stock Company “Severstal-invest” (Cherepovets).

Since September 1996 till June, 2002 – General Director of “Severstal” OAO.

Since November, 1997 – chairman of board of directors in Metkombank (Cherepovets). He was a councilor of bank “Metallinvest”. Then he was trained on courses of managers in England (in the late nineties he completed the MBA program of Newcastle Business school (NBS) in the University of Northumbria (UNN, Great Britain).

Since June, 2000 – the councilor of directors of Joint-Stock Company «Izhora pipe factory», joint venture of «Izhora factories» OAO and “Severstal” OAO. In October, 2000 he was selected as a member of bureau of board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).

Since June, 2001 – coordinator of RSPP Working group.

From April 2001 till April, 2003 – member of the Supervisory board of «Industrial Construction Bank» (ICB).

Since June, 2002 – chairman of the board of directors of “Severstal” OAO.

Since 2002 – General Director of “Severstal group” ZAO.

Since August, 2002 – the chairman of the board of directors of “SSM-Tyazhmash” LLC, subsidiary of “Severstal group” ZAO.

Since December, 2002 – the judicial arbitrator at the Commission on Ethics of RSPP created for settlement of corporate disputes.

In May, 2003 he was included in structure of Business Council at the government of the Russian Federation.

In December, 2003 he became the authorized representative of president Putin on presidential election on March, 14th, 2004.

In 2003 Forbes magazine included Mordashov in the list of 500 richest people in the world (348th place, fortune – 1.2 billion dollars).

In February, 2004 “Severstal” OAO informed that Mordashov supervised 82.75% of stocks of “Severstal”.

Since June, 2004 – councilor of directors of bank “Rossiya” (St.-Petersburg).

In February 2006 “Finance” magazine estimated Mordashov’s capital at 6.0 billion dollars (the tenth place in Russia).

In March, 2006 there was a next rating of Forbes Magazine in which Mordashov was on the 64th place in the world (fortune – 7.6 billion dollars).

Member of Board of guardians of RDC «Expert institute» at Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP);

Member of Advisory council on the innovations created by Ministry of Industry and Science of the Russian Federation.

He is awarded with the order «For Merits for Country» of the I and II degrees.

The winner of the All-Russia competition of businessmen “Career-96”. In December, 2000 Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs called him the best businessman of the year.

Speaks English and German.

Mordashov is married for the second time. He has three sons – one from the first marriage, two – from the second one.

Takes a great interest in poetry, painting, active winter kinds of sports.

Source: http://www.anticompromat.org/

Dossier:

By 2001 there were no any compromising materials concerning Mordashov on pages of the mass-media. As for unpleasant stories – only divorce with the wife and the ignominious alimony to the son. The only thing that was spoken about him appeared in July, 2001. Mordashov was supposed to be offered a post of the chairman in the Russian government. In reply to that Mordashov declared that even if he had been offered the post he would have had to refuse of it.

Source: http://www.rb.ru

In 2004 in mass media the materials convicting Mordashov of dishonest engagement of “Severstal” were published. The ex-general director of Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant Yury Lipuhin – who promoted Mordashov on a career ladder – became an information source. When Mordashov was already the director of “Severstal” the plant suffered from an attempt of raid capture. Trans-World Group tried to persuade Mordashov to sell the plant (it was represented by well known businessmen Vladimir Lisin, Mikhail Chernoy, Oleg Deripaska) but he resisted. After those events Mordashov convinced Lipuhin that the plant shares needed to be privatized not to admit strangers to the enterprise. The plant released metal under the low prices to the company “Severstal-Invest” created for that purpose; Mordashov spent millions of gross margin from resale on purchase of vouchers and shares from workers. So he became the owner of 51% of shares of “Severstal” and Lipuhin – 49 %.

In 1998 there was a conflict between two proprietors – Mordashov decided to diversify business and began to buy up industrial actives: stocks of ports in St.Petersburg, Tuapse and East port, coal mines, Kolomna diesel factory, UAZ factory. Lipuhin was against of such diversification of the business. In the beginning of 2001 Mordashov redeemed from Lipuhin 49 % of “Severstal-Guarant” with the big discount; Lipuhin is still offended by Mordashov for that. The latter during had enemies that period – Zavolzhsky motor factory became a subject of his conflict to GAZ owner Oleg Deripaska. Together with the head of “Eurazholding” Alexander Abramov, Mordashov struggled for “Kuzbassugol”, the metallurgical market was divided with Iskander Mahmudov.

Source: «Forbes», 4/10/2004

In youth during internship in Austria Mordashov had a conflict with the son of the minister of ferrous metallurgy Serafim Kolpakov Sergey. The minister demanded for Yury Lipuhin dismissed Mordashov, but Lipuhin then defended the young perspective employee.

Source: «Forbes», 4/10/2004

In 2001 the first spouse of Mordashov, Elena declared that Alexey Mordashov did not help their son sufficiently, didn’t let her arrange private life and promoted her dismissal from work. For 2000 Mordashov declared his income at 80 million dollars (Mordashov denied the sum soon after that), his former wife took advantage and sued for alimony and separation of jointly acquired property (he had been paying to the wife 650 dollars monthly for the son). Mordashova demanded a share in business of the husband and developed huge information war. The businessman considered that behind that claim there were competitors of metallurgical holding – the Ural mountain-metallurgical plant and “Sibal”, in particular their owner Iskander Mahmudov who was at that time the main contender of Mordashov in the metallurgical market. In August, 2001 the former wife applied to Nikulinsky Office of Public Prosecutor of Moscow with the requirement to force former husband to give 25% of the income for education of the son from first marriage. In her opinion the underpaid alimony of Mordashov made more than semi billion dollars. In maintenance of the claim the Office of Public Prosecutor managed to arrest 32.5 % of stocks of “Severstal”. Claims of former spouse Elena Mordashova for a quarter of incomes of the husband were recognized by Moscow court as groundless, and attachment was removed from property. And after that Cherepovets court took Mordashov’s side and decided that he did not owe to the former spouse 40 percent of shares of “Severstal” (Elena Mordashova had declared such requirements in the statement of claim). As a result Elena Mordashova lost both suits.

Source: «Moscow Komsomolets», 8/20/2001, “Vedomosti”, 10/30/2002

On presidential election of 2004 Alexey Mordashov was Vladimir Putin’s authorized representative. Support of the head of the country helped Mordashov to create the steel-making company the largest in Russia, which possessed the largest actives abroad on the basis of the Cherepovets plant.

Source: http://www.akado.com/news

In February, 2005 Alexey Mordashov made scandal at airport Vnukovo-3. He left the plane together with two girls accompanying him in the trip. One of his companions unexpectedly found out that she had lost a buckle from the handbag. Mordashov unexpectedly began to behave inadequately: for about a half an hour he loudly shouted at employees of the airport, and demanded to pay him one thousand dollars for the lost buckle.

Source: “Life”, 2/9/2005

Alexey Mordashov tried to unite his business with metallurgical group Arcelor being absorbed, but owners of the company refused the offer of Mordashov and group “aggressors” – Mittal Steel became its owner.

Source: Investments ? 3(334) 01.02-07.02.2010

In September, 2006 Alexey Mordashov decided to hold again the post of the general director of “Severstal”; in this connection he carried out administrative reform at the enterprise. General Director Anatoly Kruchinin, the hired manager, was removed by Mordashov from the post. Later he was appointed as the General Director of «Severstal. Russian steel» (in April, 2008 management of “Severstal” divided it into three directions: «Severstal. Russian steel», «Severstal. Resources», «Severstal Internationa»). Mordashov’s return on a post of the director of according to his plan should promote success of IPO – Kruchinin was unknown person in business while Mordashov after attempt to become the largest owner of Arcelor received world popularity. In some months Mordashov arranged IPO in London which observers considered to be not successful.

Source: “Vedomosti”, 9/21/2006

Due to lack of more interesting actual metallurgical actives for purchase, Mordashov once again tried to diversify business in adjacent spheres. New object of interest of the businessman – the main Russian manufacturer of the equipment for electric power industry, “Power machines”. Structures “Severstal” then requested permissions for the transaction in Federal antimonopoly service (FAS). Stocks of “Power machines” were the personal investment of Mordashov which was not connected with mountain-metallurgical company “Severstal”. Competitors of Mordashov in struggle for “Power machines” became Victor Vekselberg and Oleg Deripaska.

Source: http://www.newsru.com from 6/9/2007

In December, 2003 bank “Rossiya” informed that it would make additional share issue for 30 million rubles face value in advantage of Alexey Mordashov’s “Severstal-groups” under the price in 20 times above face value. Thus, the holding should pay 600 million rubles for 9% of shares of bank with own capital of 616 million rubles. The General Director of “Rossiya” Victor Myachin explained the high cost of package with consideration of the «occurrence of the foreign investor» in the capital of bank and dynamics of its development (for a year actives and the capital have trebled). Experts consider such estimation of a minority package as absolutely inadequate. The most probable explanation of such an odd act – rupture of relations with Industrial Construction Bank (ICB) and transfer of money resources to bank “Rossiya”. At the same time Mordashov since 90th years kept partner relations with Petersburg banker Vladimir Kogan, ex-founder of ICB – in the beginning of 2001 Mordashov sold a share holding of “Metkombank” to Kogan.

Source: http://www.mfd.ru News

In the beginning of 2007 in the central mass-media, in particular, in newspapers “Commersant” and “Newspaper” the information began to appear that soon there would be a merge of two largest metallurgical companies – “Eurazholding” and “Severstal”. Besides it was written about nationalization of branch and government plans about it. As there were no any concrete facts confirming possibilities of such changes, there were assumptions that this “canard” in respectful newspapers was created by their owners. The owner of “Commersant” – Alisher Usmanov was simultaneously the owner of “Metalloinvest”, the largest metallurgical companies; “Newspaper” belonged to other large “metallurgist” Vladimir Lisin, the owner of Novolipetsk metallurgical plant. The purpose: to press on competitors or to force them to buy, for example, business for high price, probably even to frighten and force to cease to put up money in development of the enterprise, to sell to competitor.

Source: «Komsomol truth», 5/30/2007

In August, 2008 at Mordashov’s company “Power machine” shareholders were replaced: 63.1 % of shares of company have appeared concentrated in three offshore now. Among shareholders of OAO there were two offshore, King Rail Trading and Ashington Trading, each owns 16,55 % of his actions. Presumably, these companies are under control of Alexey Mordashov and re-structuring of actives allows him to bypass the requirement about exhibiting of the obligatory offer by minoritaries. If Alexey Mordashov exposed the offer, he should redeem shares from minoritaries with 9 percent award to market quotations. He did not expose it but bought up company shares in the off-exchange market from many sellers. Redistribution of actives gave Mordashov also the joint-stock control over the company.

Source: “Money” ? 33 (688), 8/25/2008

The Office of Public Prosecutor accused Alexey Mordashov of legislation infringement – he, having dismissed employees of Kostomuksha mining and concentrating mill, in October, 2009 replaced them with less paid Gastarbeiters. Active workers of the enterprise arranged several meetings in the city, the Office of Public Prosecutor of Karelia began investigation. Trade-union active workers were accused of extremism and Alexey Mordashov was required by the public prosecutor of republic Karelia to exclude infringement of the labor and social rights of citizens and to provide measures on prevention social and political tension in «Karelian pellet OAO. Thereof Mordashev stopped employment of migrants.

Source: Rusmet.ru 24.12.09

Alexey Mordashova’s name was mentioned in a context of preparation of amendments by the Ministry of Finance to the article 7 of the Tax code depriving Russian businessmen of possibility to minimize taxes by using the companies in the countries having agreements with Russia on avoidance of the double taxation. It was declared that Alexey Mordashov had supervised “Severstal” through the Cyprian companies, thereby minimized taxes in the federal budget of our country.

Source: http://www.polit.ru/news, 12/2/2009

The family conflict of Alexey Mordashov with the first wife Elena Novitskaya passed to a new stage – in 2004 she submitted the claim to the Strasbourg court where she accused Russia of partiality of justice. In January, 2010 Novitskaya’s case received a priority. Few years ago the court dismissed Novitskaya’s claim about property separation, as all agreements on property division between spouses had been signed back in 1996, and Novitskaya did not apply for shares and refused them voluntarily. Having lost the court, Elena Novitskaya still owed the state duty of 213 million rubles. In European court Novitskaya demanded from Russia for compensation at amount of 500 million dollars, referring to article 6 of the European convention about human rights. Now Russia should prove that at the moment of divorce Alexey Mordashov did not possess influence on justice.

[][] Boris G. Zingarevich

Received DOE funds through Ener1

Boris Zingarevich – Deputy Director General of Ilim Group

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Surname: Zingarevich

Name: Boris

Fathername: Gennadievich

Position: Deputy Director General of Ilim Group

Biography:

Date of Birth: 08 July 1959.

Place of Birth: Sebezh (Pskov region).

1981: Graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute of Pulp and Paper Industry (specialty: machines and apparatus of PPI)

1991-1992: “Tekhnoferm”, the CEO

1985-1991: Leningrad carton factory, Master of cardboard shop, Production Manager

1981-1985: Kondopozhsky PPM, mechanic

Since 1992 – Deputy Director General of Ilim

Source: http://www.forbesrussia.ru

Dossier:

Until the early 90’s Boris Zingarevich, along with his brother Michael worked as a mechanic at the Leningrad cardboard factory. In 1992 they created “Ilim Pulp” – a company for export of paper products. Then they got reassigned to the woods production, and over the years have bought about 30 logging companies – then timber industry enterprises were sold at very low prices.

Easy money in the timber industry caused competition that turned into criminal fights. Most of them appeared to be in Arkhangelsk region, where the main enterprise of the holding – Kotlas PPM was. In the region, the company has developed a bad reputation to the extent that one day in January 2002, half the guests did not appear on the anniversary of the governor Anatoly Efremov, having learnt that Zingarevich brothers and their partner Zakhar Smushkin were going to be there.

In spring 1999 the house of the head of the Arkhangelsk PPC Vladimir Krupchak was bombed. In the summer of 1999 the head of OAO “Solombalskiy LDK” Evgeny Drachev and his driver were kidnapped by unknown. A few months later director general of forestry complex the department of the regional administration, Alexander Bulatov was beaten. It’s difficult to say whether those events were connected to the activities of Ilim Pulp. However, its top managers- Smushkin and the Zingareviches could have argued with those people, because the struggle for supremacy in the timber industry was very tough, and Arkhangelsk region was considered a “fiefdom” of Ilim Pulp in the field. The regional law enforcement agencies had a huge dirt on the heads of the holding, but for some reason the case went “down on the brakes” every time.

For example, the same story happened with the murder of Dmitry Varvarin, Director General of ZAP “Concern” Orimi”, the main competitor of Ilim Pulp. He was shot in St. Petersburg in March of 2000. The heads of Ilim Pulp, including Boris Zingarevich had sufficient motives for the killing, including the competition and the fact that Varvarin supported the campaign of Yuri Boldyrev for the post of mayor of St. Petersburg, which was obviously to fail. In addition, Varvarin owned shares of Ilim Pulp, so he begged Smushkin and Zingarevichey as his partners to allocate money for it.

A few days after the murder of Varvarin, unknown people killed another founder of “Orimi”, Sergey Krizhan together with his family.

Law enforcement agencies considered the version according to which the two murders were connected with the management of Ilim Pulp, as the most probable, but somehow forgot about it; the team of investigators was excluded from the investigation.

Source: Kompromat.ru from 31.07.2002

The involvement of the heads of “Ilim Pulp” in the second killing has not been confirmed, as in 2005, Andrey Yurevich – the son of commercial director of “Plastpolymer”, Victor Yurevich, and two accomplices – Alexander Ulyanov and Vyacheslav Shinkarev were sentenced for that murder. Krizhan was chairman of the board of directors of the company and clashed with Viktor Yurevich.

The newspaper “Kommersant-Petersburg” ? 216 (3300) on 17.11.2005

In spring and autumn of 2000, a new wave of crime passed.

In March, the director of Agency Company, lumber exporter – Vladimir Malkov was attacked. And in October, the hotel “Polina”, owned by Krupchak was set on fire. As leader of the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, he was a major player in timber market and he could have possibly conflicted to the Zingarevicheses and Smushkin quite often. In 2001 Dmitry Belyaev, External Manager of LDK-4 was attacked. Again, the connection with the management of Ilim Pulp was not confirmed, but it was on the cards, as Ilim Pulp had been seeking for the rule in the forest sector, and Belyaev could have threatened the interests of their company by his business, or could have simply competed with its leaders.

Boris Zingarevich together with the companions did the business of “Ilim Pulp” not very successful, at least for their enterprises. The main one was the debts of Kotlas pulp and paper mill in Arkhangelsk region, Bratsk Timber Complex in the Irkutsk region, as well as others, they had ruthlessly cut down the forest, accidents happened frequently, the equipment was worn out or even broken. At the same salaries were miserable.

Until 2000, the shareholders of Ilim Pulp had not received dividends. Ostensibly, they were invested in production development, but in reality everything was falling apart. The problem was that all the investments in production then were exempt from taxation. Once the tax credit was abolished, dividends went.

In addition, it became clear that Kotlas Pulp came under the control of Ilim Pulp illegally: during the investment competition the money, which the company pledged to invest in a company, were transferred to its account for one day and then were sent back to the accounts of Smushkin and the Zingarevicheses. But formally everything looked legitimate.

They purchased equipment for the companies in an interesting way: at very high prices, while in fact only half of it was brought. The money also flowed to foreign accounts of the firms affiliated with Ilim Pulp.

Other financial frauds by the Zingarevicheses and Smushkin were turned in the Bratsk Timber Industry Complex (BTIC). First they formed huge debts for electricity for the budget of Bratsk and many others. And in 1998 the company established a subsidiary company OAO “Pulp and Cardboard Plant (PCP) and began to place there their liquid assets. Thus, BTIC eventually had unprofitable production and debts. The state had a stake in BTIC and did not impede the withdrawal of assets.

Only Dmitry Medvedev, the current president objected that, then in 1993 he was Director of Legal Affairs “Ilim Pulp”, and since 1998 -a member of the Board of Directors in BTIC. His relationship with the Zingarevicheses and Smushkin worsened, and in 1999 they were completely stopped – he was distracted by new concerns associated with climbing the career ladder.

In October 2001 it became known that Ilim Pulp committed deals for the sale of pulp and paper factory to offshore companies. Then the shareholders of OAO “Irkutskenergo” which was the main creditor of BTIC – appealed to the federal agencies. They failed to find out the truth because of the legal tricks: documents submitted to the commission, were valid, but for the period prior to the fraud.

After that the minority shareholders of BTIC went to court, and it ordered to reinstate the dismissed general director BTIC George Trifonov. He restored an order, paid the debts. The Zingarevicheses and Smushkin were defeated. But when in 2002 BTIC came under their control again, they began to restore the old order by dismissing disloyal people and replacing them with loyal ones, uncomprehending in the timber industry.

In addition, the holding company began the blockade of the Ust-Ilim Timber Complex (UiLPK) by not sending paid commodity to the company. All forces were driven to expell the head of the trade union, Yuri Savinkov, they wrote denunciations to the prosecutor’s office against the former Complex director Andrey Prokopov. The new head of UiLPK Vladimir Batishchev reported that Prokopov took away the production equipment. It was a slander – he just took jeeps belonging to the management company “Continental Invest”.

In early February 2002 UILPK was entirely under the control of Ilim Pulp.

Source: Kompromat.ru from 13.02.2002

In April 2002, Ilim Pulp lost control over Kotlas and Bratsk pulp and paper mills. There were two lawsuits from shareholders, after which the company’s shares were arrested, and then purchased for the benefit of companies affiliated with the actual new owners – “Basic Element”, “Continental management” and “Banking House” Sankt-Petersburg”. Oleg Deripaska was behind those machinations, who wanted to get a strategic advantage in the industry.

Source: corp-gov.ru from 29.09.2003

The management of “Ilim Pulp” disputed the transaction through numerous courts. There were information wars. The information agencies had the news spread that the Court invalidated the new board of directors elected by shareholders. It was misinformation. To gain access to the documents of Kotlassky PPM they forged execution lists and sent them to the office of registry holders. According to them it was necessary to issue registry documents. They also launched “a fake” that the registry of the Bratsk TIC was lost.

In the end, “Ilim Pulp” prevailed in the information and judicial war. Businessmen managed to agree, but the true owner of the enterprises is still unknown. Representatives of “Bazel” argued that the blocking stake in the enterprises was still in the structures of Basel. Smushkin also announced that he possessed more than 90%. As the court ruled, the enterprises passed to Ilim Pulp. Perhaps the company paid Bazel some compensation. In any case, that was a good lesson for the Zingarevicheses and Smushkin and a signal that the empire they built up may well falter without gaining a strong support.

Source: Kompromat.ru from 31.07.2002

In 2004, the media reported that Boris Zingarevich intended to acquire a large stake in English football club Everton. Upon the request of Zingarevich, that information was retracted. According to British media, the football club was really interesting to Zingarevich’s son Anton. He himself had no money to buy it, but he practiced abroad as a football manager. There is no information confirming the purchase plans. This episode is insignificant, but given that Boris Zingarevich studiously avoided the media spotlight, it looks interesting. Maybe it was advantageous for someone to put Zingarevich as a reckless spender and a wasteful man.

Source: “Kommersant» ? 155 (2994) on 24.08.2004

Also in 2004, there were rumors in the media that the company “Ilim Pulp” is going to buy the state Vneshtorgbank, and the then owner of Promstroibank Vladimir Kogan was to be an intermediary in the transaction. The price was to be inflated in more than a billion dollars. Journalists advanced the version of such a bizarre waste of public funds. They supposed, the billion would be withdraw from the State Bank and shared by individuals, including Zingarevich. In their opinion, the deal was scheduled to be held “under the guise of” Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin. However, no further speculation happened a the possible grand scam failed for unknown reasons.

Source: Kompromat.ru from 23.09.2004

In 2006 the Zingareviches and Smushkin sold half of the holding to a foreign company International Paper, the world’s largest pulp and paper corporation. In the name of the company they found a strong partner and a way to overcome the crisis that had began with the attack by Mr. Deripaska on Kotlas and Bratsk pulp and paper mills. Once they returned the enterprises, Deripaska exchanged his remaining shares to the stake in the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill of Vladimir Kogan, and the latter gave them to the shareholders of Ilim Pulp. That is, everything returned to business as usual. However, after such a shake-up the Zingareviches and Smushkin realized they were not omnipotent, and their old methods to maintain the credibility in the timber industry had been no longer working. The holding company needed a powerful protection of the parties and they found such a support in the name of the foreign company.

Source: Journal “Secret Firmy» ? 48 (183) on 25.12.2006

In spring 2010 the authorities of St. Petersburg passed at once three buildings – the monuments of federal importance for the reconstruction of them as hotels – to the companies close to Zingarevich brothers. OOO “Lotus Oteli” received a historic building of the former barracks of the Life Guards of the Pavlovsky Regiment on the Marsovo Pole, 1. OOO “Orange-Development” acquired the building of the former court stables Office at Konyushennaya Ploshad, 1a. The third building was on Nevsky Prospekt, 7-9A, which is the Central Agency of Aviation and airline ticket place passed to OOO “IFG-Basis-Project”. Experts say that at the auction the buildings could cost a lot of money. However, they gave them under the decision taken at a closed meeting of the government. Thus, not only the interests of the city budget were violated, but of the potential buyers who could acquire the right to use the buildings through a fair competition.

Source: “Kommersant” dated 05/21/2010

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The Russian oligarch has spent the past decade buying up nine flats across two buildings in the exclusive Lowndes Square. … John Doerr; John Frederiksen; John Paul DeJoria; John Paulson; Jon and Karen Huntsman; Jose Mourinho; Joseph Lau; Jr. Julian H. Robertson; Ken Fisher;

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[+ name “Bourkhan”. Owner –+] [* oligarch*] [+ Alisher Usmanov …+]

Billionaire Alisher Usmanov acquired the biggest private jet in Russia, … oligarch, percent, president vladimir putin, private flight, private jet, richest man, roman, roman abramovich, Russia’s richest man, sale, seat, spacious … John Doerr; John Frederiksen; John Paul DeJoria; John Paulson …

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[+ Rebooted patriot games in ‘Jack Ryan’ – SiliconValley.com+]

John Doerr. Larry Ellison. Reed Hastings. Reid Hoffman. Mark Hurd. Vinod Khosla. … He’s covertly embedded at a Wall Street bank where he uncovers a Russian plot to buy up U.S. Treasury bonds, … Ryan’s investigation leads him to the Russian oligarch Viktor Cherevin, played by Kenneth Branagh, …

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[+ Facebook’s friend in Russia – Fortune Tech+]

Left to right: John Doerr, Charlie Rose, Michael Arrington, Yuri Milner, and Ron Conway at last spring’s TechCrunch conference. Milner has become an informal Russian ambassador to Silicon Valley.

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Yuri Milner: Profile – Business Insider

DST says it hasn’t sold any Facebook shares and doesn’t want to, but some people think DST’s main backer, Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, wants to sell and might get his way. … John Doerr And The Rise Of Secondary Private Markets …

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[+ The Wall Street billionaire philanthropists – Financial News+]

• Ann and John Doerr, venture capitalist. … Russian oligarch to donate fortune to charity 02 Feb 2010; Story Tags. Blackstone Group. Citigroup. David Rubenstein. Julian Robertson. Michael Bloomberg. Philanthropy. Renaissance Technologies. Sandy Weill.

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[+ Good Kindle and Newspaper articles for Friday Morning …+]

Russian Oligarchs buying French and British Newspapers. Business Week reports on some rather interesting news – Russian oligarchs and their sons are saving French and British newspapers. … Amazon related News – John Doerr leaves Amazon Board.

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… and Oleg Deripaska, the youngest of the Russian oligarchs, 41, “king” of aluminum. … Other Dolby Labs president of technology titans like John Doerr and the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, live in nearby Silicon Valley. …

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Kleiner partner Al Gore is probably not as concerned by the recent results as John Doerr. … Russia Should Create Its Own Tax Havens … “No, … Welfare for the Russian Oligarchs… Cyprus: …

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Market Leader : News :: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett …

… and his wife have already donated 800 million dollars.They were joined by venture investor John Doerr and John … It should be noted that V. Potanin was among the first Russian oligarchs to go into arts patronage by setting up V. Potanin’s Charity Foundation in 1999mainly focused …

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[+ Netizen: Vinod Khosla: For Profit Poverty Alleviation+]

“He was the most visionary of all the Russian oligarchs” …. … John Doerr; Creating, Propagating; Google Apps: Open The Flood Gates; No More Beer, No More Soda; Dell Duo: Tablet + Netbook; Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Robin Li; John Battelle’s Search Hangover;

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[+ Forbes Audiobooks+]

… we’ll tell you about, “Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov: From Oligarch to President?” Mikhail Prokhorov is a tycoon in Russia, … we’ll tell you about, “John Doerr’s Plan to Reclaim the Venture Capital Throne” …

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… Google, Steve Westly, Green Jobs, Tesla Motors, Edeniq, John Doerr, Amyris Biotechnologies, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Facebook, Recyclebank, Barack Obama, Apple, Energy … With billionaire Meg Whitman spending like a Russian oligarch, it’s inevitable that the race for California …

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Apple, Steve Jobs, and US Foreign Policy (CFR) using Nazi …

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Neither VC John Doerr nor entrepreneur Martin Roscheisen has a background in enviro. … (Then again, just a few decades later, we’ve got Russian oligarchs needing seemingly just that kind of expertise for equipping their yachts.)

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He raked in a gazillion bucks, give or take a few billion, as the founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm. His letter, published in the Wall Street Journal, … essentially from Europe west of Russia through North America, …

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[* Kleiner*] [+ ][+Perkins] [+ Co-Founder’s Nazi Comment Draws Criticism …+]

Kleiner Perkins’s website lists Perkins as one of 14 partner emeriti, a group that includes recent partner Ray Lane and co-founder Eugene Kleiner, who died in 2003. Perkins has been a director at companies including Hewlett-Packard Co. and Applied Materials Inc.

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He is a Co-Founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Mr. Caufield has served on the boards of Quantum Corporation, Caremark Inc., … He also serves as a director of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund, Refugees International, …

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According to sources close to the situation, the aggressive Russian investment outfit DST Global is out of the running to fund Twitter. Instead, the prize is almost certainly going to Kleiner Perkins, the legendary Silicon Valley venture firm of Web 1.0 that has been making a big push …

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Remember all of the [* Russian “Oligarchs”] [*that Silicon Valley and Goldman got in bed with? Goldman and the VC’s made ‘deals with the devil”. Russian mining contracts for lithium ore exclusives in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, etc. The billionaire Oligarchs even got DOE cash. Let’s meet some of them. Featuring The Terminator, Kleiner, Putin, A123, Enerdel, Severstal, Boris Badinov and other shady characters. Like “Ahnold” says, it turns out it WAS “all about to go BOOM!”. Schwarzenegger’s Russian connections run as far back as 1987 when he partied with Russian leaders, and was inspired to run for office, while he made his film] . The backers of his campaign are many of the same investors in the lithium/green CARGATE scandal.

Why did a $300,000.00 U.S. built gas station in Afghanistan end up costing $43,000,000.00 more than it was supposed to? It is the most expensive gas station in history. Was it just another book-keeping scam to hide the SIX TRILLON U.S. dollars of taxpayer losses?

Politicians who were suppose to watch-dog the programs made insider deals to make profits off of the taxpayer money. [+ Senators+] connected to [+ billions lost on corrupt green energy scandals+]:

The [+ Department of Energy+] has turned into a [+ sinkhole of corruption+]. Does it still benefit taxpayers?

Why did Goldman Sachs and the Silicon Valley VC’s [* push the White House into Afghanistan? What trillion dollar thing was there for their electric car scam?:*]

Insiders knew about the * danger of Lithium* and why some companies [* wanted to “dump” it so fast.] * They knew these dangers 15 years ago. It was all just War Profiteering!

John Boehner and congressional leaders take sudden secret trip to Afghanistan this weekend to investigate AFGHANI-SCAM: Seeking impeachable and indictment-ready actions?

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, this past weekend with seven other House lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the political situation in the country after the recent democratic elections, Boehner’s office announced Monday.

The trip was not announced until now to maintain security, according to a spokesman.

Lawmakers met with U.S. military troops, Ambassador James B. Cunningham and General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

The other GOP lawmakers who accompanied Boehner were Reps. John Kline of Minnesota, Doc Hastings of Washington, Dave Camp of Michigan, Tom Latham of Iowa, Devin Nunes of California, Greg Walden of Oregon and Steve Womack of Arkansas.

The scandal known as AFGHANI-SCAM, or “Blood for Batteries” is under a high level of scrutiny for its connections between Congress, DOE funding and Russian Mobsters for exclusive ore rights for electric cars and solar panels.

[][] [* Afghanistan- In The Beginning. First for oil, then for batteries *]

Q and A with Bernard Weiner, Ph.D.

Q. I don’t understand how war against Afghanistan could have been
anticipated so early.

A. Follow the money. Various oil/gas/energy companies had wanted a
CentralAsian pipeline to run through Afghanistan (costing much less to build,
butalso so it wouldn’t have to go through Russia or Iran); that project
was puton hold during the chaos in Afghanistan, but when the Taliban took over
andbrought stability to that country, the U.S. began negotiating with the
Taliban about the pipeline deal. Even after sending them, via the United
Nations, $43million dollars for “poppy-seed eradication,” and inviting
themto talks in Texas, the Taliban began to balk. At a later meeting, the
U.S.negotiator threatened them with an attack unless they handed over bin
Ladenand reportedly told them, in reference to the pipeline, that they could
accept “a carpet of gold” or be buried in “a carpet of bombs.” (The
laterU.S. government spin was that the bin Laden issue and the pipeline
issueswere separate, and that the U.S. threats didn’t mix the two and there
weremisunderstandings of what was said.) Shortly thereafter, bin Laden,
hidingout in Afghanistan, initiated the September 11th attacks, and the U.S.
bombing of that country began. Oh, by the way, in case you haven’t
noticed, under the new U.S.-friendly government in Kabul, the pipeline project
is back on track. Oh, by the way, the pipeline will terminate reasonably
close to the power plant in India built by Enron that has been lying dormant
for years, waiting for cheap energy supplies.

Q. You’re saying that U.S. war and foreign policy have been dictated by
greed?

A. Among other pleasant motivations, such as hunger for domination and
control, domestically and around the globe — which always ties in with
greed. That’s why Bush&Co. play such political and military hardball.
That’swhy the arrogant, take-no-prisoners, in-your-face attitude, to bully
andfrighten potential opponents into silence and acquiescence, even
questioningtheir patriotism if they demur or raise embarrassing issues.

Q. But this is a democracy, people are still speaking their minds,
right?

A. Certainly, there are areas of America’s democratic republic that
have not yet been shut down. But where there should be a vibrant opposition
party, raising all sorts of questions about Bush Administration policy and
plans, America receives mostly silence and timidity. However, as more and more
of the ugly truth begins to emerge — and Enron, Anthrax, and pre-9/11
know ledge are just the tips of the iceberg — the Democrats (and moderate
Re publicans) are beginning to feel a bit more emboldened. But just a bit,
preferring to run for cover whenever Bush&Co. accuse them of being
unpat riotic when they raise pointed questions.

Q. You’re so critical and negative about the Bush Administration. Can’t
you say anything good about what they’re doing?

A. Yes. They have moved terrorism — the new face of warfare in our
time — front and center into the world’s consciousness, and have mobilized a
global coalition against it. They may be making mistakes, which could lead to
h orrifying consequences, or acting at times out of impure motives, but
at least the issue is out there and being debated and acted upon.

Now, having said that, we must point out that the institutions in this
country — the Constitution, the courts, the legislative bodies, civil
liberties, the Bill of Rights, the press, etc. — are in as much danger
as they’ve ever been in. And the U.S.’s bullying attitude abroad may well
lead to disastrous consequences for America down the line.

Q. So, what’s to be done?

A. The most important thing at the moment — even, or especially when,
the inevitable next terrorist attack occurs — is to break the illusion of
B ush&Co. invulnerability. The best way to do that, aside from ratcheting
up the Enron and Anthrax and 9/11 investigations (and it may turn out that
those scandals are deeply intertwined), is to defeat GOP candidates in
the upcoming November elections. If the Democrats hang on to the Senate and
can take over the House, the dream of unchallengable HardRight power will
be broken. Bush&Co. will become even more desperate, overt, nasty, and in
their arrogance and bullying ways, will make more mistakes and alienate more
c itizens. The edifice will begin to crumble even more; there will be
more and deeper Congressional and media investigations; resignations and/or
impea chments (of both Bush & Cheney, and Ashcroft) may well follow.

Q. You’re asking me to support ALL Democrats, even though in a
particular race a moderate GOP conservative would be better?

A. Yes. In some cases, you may have to hold your nose and send money
to, canvass for, and vote for a Democrat; we can get rid of the bad ones
later. The objective right now — for the future of the Constitution, and for
the lives of our soldiers in uniform and civilians around the globe — has
to be to break the momentum of the HardRight by taking the House and keeping
the Senate from returning to GOP control. Doing so would be even more
important than what happened when that courageous senator from Vermont, Jim
Jeffords, appalled by the HardRight nastiness and greed-agenda of the Bush folks,
resigned from the GOP and turned the Senate agenda over to the
Democrats.

Q. And you think if the GOP gets its nose bloodied in the November
election, that will convince Bush to resign or lead to his impeachment? I don’t
get that.

A. Churchill once told the Brits during World War II that “this is not
the beginning of the end, but it is the beginning of the beginning of the
end.” There is a lot of hard work and organizing and educating to be done,
but the recent exposure of Bush coverup-lies about pre-9/11 knowledge is “the
be ginning of the beginning of the end.” With a GOP defeat in November,
Dem ocrats will be emboldened to speak up more, investigate deeper, and
those inquiries will unlock even more awful secrets of this [greed-and-power
hungry] administration. And that will be the beginning of the end — and the
beginning of the beginning of a new era of more humane values for America
and the rest of the world.

——-

Bernard Weiner, Ph.D., has taught American government & international
relations at Western Washington University and San Diego State University; he
was with the San Francisco Chronicle for nearly 20 years, and has published
in The Nation, Village Voice, The Progressive, Northwest Passage and widely
on the internet

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[Al-Qaida monitored U.S. negotiations with Taliban over oil pipeline.
**]A memo by military chief Mohammed Atef raises new questions about whether failed U.S. efforts to reform Afghanistan’s radical regime — and build the pipeline — set the stage for Sept. 11.

– – – – – – – – – – – –
By Jean-Charles Brisard

A 1998 memo written by al-Qaida military chief Mohammed Atef reveals
that Osama bin Laden’s group had detailed knowledge of
negotiations that were taking place between Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban
and American government and business leaders over plans for a U.S. oil and
gas pipeline across that Central Asian country.

The e-mail memo was found in 1998 on a computer seized by the FBI during
its investigation into the 1998 African embassy bombings, which were
sponsored by al-Qaida. Atef’s memo was discovered by FBI counter-terrorism
expert John O’Neill, who left the bureau in 2001, complaining that U.S. oil
interests were hindering his investigation into al-Qaida. O’Neill, who
became security chief at the World Trade Center, died in the Sept. 11 attack.

Atef’s memo shines new light on what al-Qaida knew about U.S. efforts to
normalize relations with the Taliban in exchange for the fundamentalist
government’s supporting the construction of an oil and gas pipeline across
Afghanistan. As documented in the book I coauthored with Guillaume Dasquie,
“Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth,” the Clinton and Bush administrations
negotiated with the Taliban, both to get the repressive regime to widen its
government as well as look favorably on U.S. companies’ attempts to
construct an oil pipeline. The Bush White House stepped up negotiations
with the Taliban in 2001. When those talks stalled in July, a Bush
administration representative threatened the Taliban with military
reprisals if the government did not go along with American demands.

The seven-page memo was signed “Abu Hafs,” which is the military name of
Atef, who was the military chief of al-Qaida and is believed to have been
killed in November 2001 during U.S. operations in Afghanistan. It shows
al-Qaida’s keen interest in the U.S.-Taliban negotiations and raises new
questions as to whether the U.S. military threat to the Taliban in July
2001 could have prompted al-Qaida’s Sept. 11 attack.

Atef’s memo is not about the pipeline alone, though it mentions the project
several times. It is an analysis of the political situation facing the
Taliban. It documents the movement’s rise, its leadership, the geopolitical
importance of Afghanistan, the Taliban’s relationship with Pakistan, as
well as the movement’s relationship with the Arab mujahedin. The document’s
intended readership is unclear. But it reveals that the pipeline was seen
as a strategic offering toward the West, in order to make the Taliban
government acceptable to the United States and Pakistan, as well as to
reduce military and investigative pressure on the country to rein in or
even extradite bin Laden.

Atef explains that the United States wants “to take control of any region
which has huge quantities of oil reserves,” and “the American government is
keen on laying the oil and gas pipelines from Turkmenistan through
Afghanistan to Pakistan.” Atef concludes that al-Qaida’s “duty toward the
movement [Taliban] is to stand behind it, support it materially and
morally, especially because its regional and international enemies are
working night and day to put an end to it and make it fail.”

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It seems clear the military chief didn’t expect the pipeline negotiations to bear fruit…. Referring to Pakistanis as “nonbelievers,” and noting that the pipeline “will be under American control … and it also goes through the territories of Pakistan which are allied to America,” Atef implies that the Taliban has no intention of ultimately cooperating with the project, but is trying to string along the Americans and Pakistanis to win some
breathing room for its unpopular government.

The Atef memo is the latest piece of evidence documenting a murky chapter
in recent American history — the overtures of the last two American
administrations to the repressive Taliban regime. Several U.S. oil
companies, most notably Unocal, had been advocates of diplomatic overtures
to the Taliban, in order to facilitate the building of a pipeline from the
Caspian Sea region to Pakistan and the Persian Gulf through Afghanistan. In
1996, Unocal vice president Chris Taggart described the fall of Kabul to
the Taliban regime as a “very positive step” and urged the U.S. to extend
recognition to the new rulers in Kabul and thus “lead the way to
international lending agencies coming in.”

Just 10 days after the Taliban seized power in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad,
former National Security Council official and Unocal consultant who was
appointed special envoy to Afghanistan by President George W. Bush at the
end of 2001, argued in a Washington Post opinion article that the U.S.
should try to work with the mullahs and form a broad-based government that
included other factions. “The Taliban does not practice the anti-U.S. style
of fundamentalism practiced by Iran — it is closer to the Saudi model .”
Khalilzad contended, concluding that “we should use as a positive incentive
the benefits that will accrue to Afghanistan from the construction of oil
and gas pipelines across its territory … These projects will only go
forward if Afghanistan has a single authoritative government.”

Soon after, the State Department spokesman Glyn Davies told the New York
Times he had hope that “the new authorities in Kabul will move quickly to
restore order and security and to form a representative interim government
that can begin the process of reconciliation nationwide.” Davies also said
the United States “wanted to send diplomats to Afghanistan to meet with the
Taliban and held out the possibility of re-establishing full diplomatic
ties with the country,” according to the Times.

In November 1997 Unocal invited a Taliban delegation to Texas and, in early
December, the company opened a training center at the University of
Nebraska, to instruct 137 Afghans in pipeline construction technology. The
company also donated to the university’s Center for Afghanistan Studies.
Unocal CEO John Imle estimated that the company spent between $15 and $20
million on its Central Asia oil pipeline (CentGas) project — on
preliminary feasibility studies, humanitarian projects and other efforts to
lobby the Taliban (Unocal equipped the regime with satellite phones, for
instance.)

In February 1998, Unocal’s vice president for international relations, John
Maresca, told a House subcommittee hearing on U.S. interests in the Central
Asian Republics that an oil pipeline “would benefit Afghanistan, which
would receive revenues from transport tariffs, and would promote stability
and encourage trade and economic development.” Emphasizing that “the
proposed Central Asia Oil Pipeline (CentGas) cannot begin construction
until an internationally recognized Afghanistan government is in place,” he
urged the administration and the Congress “to give strong support to the
United Nations-led peace process in Afghanistan.”

Until the 1998 al-Qaida embassy bombings, the Clinton administration’s
approach toward the Taliban was much the same as Unocal’s: All parties
agreed that the political stabilization of Afghanistan was crucial to the
region, and was also a way to gain access to oil reserves of the Caspian
Sea region. Though bin Laden had been in the country since 1996, the U.S.
had not pressured the Taliban to hand him over.

The embassy bombings in August 1998 changed everything. The Clinton
administration denounced the regime and Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright turned up the heat on Taliban human rights abuses. The United
Nations imposed sanctions, freezing Afghanistan’s foreign assets and
limiting its citizens’ travel. The U.S. continued to talk to the Taliban,
but the emphasis was on extraditing bin Laden in exchange for international
recognition; the pipeline was off the table. Unocal, which had been close
to finalizing its pipeline deal before the embassy bombings, cancelled it.

When George W. Bush took office in 2001, his administration made new
overtures to the Taliban, and the pipeline deal gained renewed support, as
an incentive to get the Taliban to make political concessions and form a
broader government. U.S. representatives met with Afghanistan’s former King
Shah, to see if he might be included in a new government. And American
companies began exploring the failed 1998 pipeline project. A report by an
Afghan-born Enron manager in July 2001, for instance, illustrates that
company’s deep interest in some sort of pipeline deal. Enron had begun
funding the same sorts of humanitarian projects as Unocal had three years
earlier.

In March 2001, several Taliban officials, including Sayed Rahmattulah
Hashimi, Mullah Omar’s personal advisor, were invited to Washington by
their U.S. lobbyist, Leila Helms, the niece of former CIA Director Richard
Helms. The agenda included discussions of extraditing bin Laden as well as
facilitating American companies’ access to oil reserves in central Asia.
The delegation met with representatives of the Directorate of Central
Intelligence (DCI) and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the State
Department.

This visit provoked concern and criticism in Washington over how Hashimi
obtained a visa, a plane ticket, security clearance and access to American
institutions — including the State Department and the National Security
Council — despite travel restrictions on Taliban leadership imposed by
U.N. sanctions (the official answer was that Hashimi fell below the rank of
senior official covered by the sanctions.)

Four months later, American diplomats met with Taliban emissaries as well
as representatives from Pakistan, Iran and Russia for four days of talks in
Berlin in mid-July. Again, the message was that if the Taliban would
extradite bin Laden and form a broad-based national government, it could
win international recognition and reap extensive economic subsidies from
the construction of a pipeline. The meeting was one of several convened by
Francesco Vendrell, a Spanish diplomat who serves as the U.N.’s chief
representative on Afghanistan. The delegates at the July meeting included
Robert Oakley, former U.S. ambassador and Unocal lobbyist; Karl “Rick”
Inderfurth, former assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs;
Lee Coldren, head of the Office of Pakistan, Afghan and Bangladesh Affairs
in the State Department until 1997; Tom Simons, former U.S. ambassador to
Pakistan and the most recent official negotiator with the Taliban; Niaz
Naik, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan; Nikolai Kozyrev, a former
Russian special envoy to Afghanistan; and Saeed Rajai Khorassani, formerly
the Iranian representative to the U.N. The Taliban ambassador to Pakistan,
Abdul Salam Zaeef, attended several sessions with some of the delegates in
Berlin, according to Naif Naik, though officially the Taliban had not been
invited. Naik was expected to carry the U.S. message to the Taliban.

According to Naik, the point of the meeting was that “we would try to
convey to them that if they did certain things, then, gradually, they could
win the jackpot, get something in return from the international community.”
It might, Naik said, “be possible to persuade the Taliban that once a
broader-based government was in place and the oil pipeline under way, there
would be billions of dollars in commission, and the Taliban would have
their own resources.”

It was at the July meeting, according to Naik, that Tom Simons suggested
that Afghanistan could face an open-ended military operation from bases in
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan if it didn’t accede to U.S. demands. “Ambassador
Simons stated that if the Taliban wouldn’t agree with the plan, and if
Pakistan was unable to persuade them, the United States might use an overt
action against Afghanistan,” Naik says. The words used by Simons were “a
military operation,” according to Naik. Another participant reportedly said
the Taliban’s choice was clear: either accept a “carpet of gold” riches
from the pipeline or “a carpet of bombs,” meaning a military strike.

Lee Coldren, a member of the U.S. delegation, also confirmed to the British
newspaper the Guardian the American position at the Berlin meeting. “I
think there was some discussion of the fact that the United States was so
disgusted with the Taliban that they might be considering some military
action.”

In statements to newspapers, Simons has offered ambiguous explanations of
his statements at the July meeting. In September, he told the British
Guardian: “I’ve known Naik and considered him a friend for years. He’s an
honorable diplomat. I didn’t say anything like that and didn’t hear anyone
else say anything like that. We were clear that feeling in Washington was
strong, and that military action was one of the options down the road. But
details, I don’t know where they came from.”

Yet in a November interview with Le Monde, Simons seemed to confirm that
there had been some talk of U.S. military action. “It is true that the
Taliban was asked to deliver bin Laden and form a [broader] government,”
Simons told Le Monde. “We said in July that we were investigating the
attack against the USS Cole in Yemen, and that if there were solid evidence
of the implication of bin Laden, one had to expect a military answer. One
can always inflate such a declaration to see a global threat against the
Taliban. But the American declaration related only to the response to the
USS-Cole.

“As for the ‘carpet of gold and the carpet of bombs,’ we actually discussed
the need for a plan for rebuilding for Afghanistan, which would follow a
political agreement,” he said, adding that “It’s possible that a
mischievous American participant, after several drinks, may have thought it
smart to evoke gold carpets and carpet bombs. Even Americans can’t resist
the temptation to be mischievous.”

The last known meeting between U.S. and Taliban representatives took place
in August, five weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, when U.S. Assistant
Secretary of State for Central Asian affairs Christina Rocca met with the
Taliban’s ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Salam Zaeef.

It would be unfair to suggest that the U.S. threat in July led to the
al-Qaida strike. But while Simons doesn’t admit that he personally
threatened the Taliban with reprisal, he confirms that only a few weeks
before Sept. 11, American diplomats warned of military action against
Afghanistan if its leaders did not meet U.S. economic and political
demands. It is worth asking whether, had this threat been widely known,
U.S. intelligence agencies might have analyzed the information they were
receiving about bin Laden’s plots against the U.S. differently.

Now the newly discovered Atef memo makes clear that in 1998, at least,
al-Qaida was well informed about negotiations between the Taliban and the
U.S. on the oil pipeline and other American concerns. The memo also shows
that those negotiations were the Taliban’s gambit to extend its power;
Mullah Omar’s government never had any intention of allowing U.S. firms to
construct an oil pipeline, or letting the U.S. dictate the members of its
ruling body. Given the inside knowledge al-Qaida had about U.S.-Taliban
negotiations, it’s reasonable to suspect bin Laden’s group also received
and understood the U.S. threat of military action delivered in late July as
a threat of war.

In the end, though, the U.S. got its way. Interim Afghan leader Hamid
Karzai decided on May 30 to revive the pipeline project with Pakistan and
Turkmenistan, signing an agreement under which the three governments agree
to implement a pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan through Afghanistan.
Would that U.S. intelligence agencies’ investigations into al-Qaida
activities in the months before Sept. 11 had such a productive ending.

1.      1991-1997 – Major U.S. oil companies including ExxonMobil, Texaco,
Unocal, BP Amoco, Shell and Enron directly invest billions in cash bribing
heads of state in Kazakhstan to secure equity rights in the huge oil
reserves in these regions. The oil companies further commit to future direct
investments in Kazakhstan of $35 billion. Not being willing to pay
exorbitant prices to Russia to use Russian pipelines the major oil companies
have no way to recoup their investments. [“The Price of Oil,” by Seymour
Hersh, The New Yorker, July 9, 2001 – The Asia Times, “The Roving Eye Part I
Jan. 26, 2002.]

2.      December 4, 1997 – Representatives of the Taliban are invited guests
to the Texas headquarters of Unocal to negotiate their support for the
pipeline. Subsequent reports will indicate that the negotiations failed,
allegedly because the Taliban wanted too much money. [Source: The BBC, Dec.
4, 1997]

3.      February 12, 1998 – Unocal Vice President John J. Maresca – later to
become a Special Ambassador to Afghanistan – testifies before the House that
until a single, unified, friendly government is in place in Afghanistan the
trans-Afghani pipeline needed to monetize the oil will not be built.
[Source: Testimony before the House International Relations Committee.]

4.      1998 – The CIA ignores warnings from Case Officer Robert Baer that
Saudi Arabia was harboring an al-Q’aeda cell led by two known terrorists. A
more detailed list of known terrorists is offered to Saudi intelligence in
August 2001 and refused. [Source: Financial Times 1/12/01; See No Evil by a
book by Robert Baer (release date Feb. 2002).

5.      April, 1999 – Enron with a $3 billion investment to build an
electrical generating plant at Dabhol India loses access to plentiful LNG
supplies from Qatar to fuel the plant. Its only remaining option to make the
investment profitable is a trans-Afghani gas pipeline to be built by Unocal
from Turkmenistan that would terminate near the Indian border at the city of
Multan. [Source: The Albion Monitor, Feb. 28, 2002.]

6.      1998 and 2000 – Former President George H.W. Bush travels to Saudi
Arabia on behalf of the privately owned Carlyle Group, the 11th largest
defense contractor in the U.S. While there he meets privately with the Saudi
royal family and the bin Laden family. [Source: Wall Street Journal, Sept.
27, 2001. See also FTW, Vol. IV, No 7 – “The Best Enemies Money Can Buy,” –
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
members/carlyle.html. ]

7.      January, 2001 – The Bush Administration orders the FBI and
intelligence agencies to “back off” investigations involving the bin Laden
family, including two of Osama bin Laden’s relatives (Abdullah and Omar) who
were living in Falls Church, VA – right next to CIA headquarters. This
followed previous orders dating back to 1996, frustrating efforts to
investigate the bin Laden family. [Source: BBC Newsnight, Correspondent
Gregg Palast – Nov 7, 2001].

8.      Feb 13, 2001 – UPI Terrorism Correspondent Richard Sale – while
covering a trial of bin Laden’s Al Q’aeda followers – reports that the
National Security Agency has broken bin Laden’s encrypted communications.
Even if this indicates that bin Laden changed systems in February it does
not mesh with the fact that the government insists that the attacks had been
planned for years.

9.      May 2001 – Secretary of State Colin Powell gives $43 million in aid
to the Taliban regime, purportedly to assist hungry farmers who are starving
since the destruction of their opium crop in January on orders of the
Taliban regime. [Source: The Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2001].

10.     May, 2001 – Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a career
covert operative and former Navy Seal, travels to India on a publicized tour
while CIA Director George Tenet makes a quiet visit to Pakistan to meet with
Pakistani leader General Pervez Musharraf. Armitage has long and deep
Pakistani intelligence connections and he is the recipient of the highest
civil decoration awarded by Pakistan. It would be reasonable to assume that
while in Islamabad, Tenet, in what was described as “an unusually long
meeting,” also met with his Pakistani counterpart, Lt. General Mahmud Ahmad,
head of the ISI. [Source The Indian SAPRA news agency, May 22, 2001.]

11.     June 2001 – German intelligence, the BND, warns the CIA and Israel
that Middle Eastern terrorists are “planning to hijack commercial aircraft
to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli
culture.” [Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 14, 2001.]

12.     July, 2001 – Three American officials: Tom Simmons (former U.S.

Ambassador to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth (former Assistant Secretary of
State for South Asian affairs) and Lee Coldren (former State Department
expert on South Asia), meet with Pakistani and Russian intelligence officers
in Berlin and tell them that the U.S. is planning military strikes against
Afghanistan in October. A French book released in November, “Bin Laden – La
Verité Interdite,” discloses that Taliban representatives often sat in on
the meetings. British papers confirm that the Pakistani ISI relayed the
threats to the Taliban. [Source: The Guardian, September 22, 2001; the BBC,
September 18, 2001.The Inter Press Service, Nov 16, 2001]

13.     Summer, 2001 – The National Security Council convenes a Dabhol
working group as revealed in a series of government e-mails obtained by The
Washington Post and the New York Daily News. [Source: The Albion Monitor,
Feb. 28, 2002]

14.     Summer 2001 – According to a Sept. 26 story in Britain’s The
Guardian, correspondent David Leigh reported that, “U.S. department of
defense official, Dr. Jeffrey Starr, visited Tajikistan in January. The
Guardian’s Felicity Lawrence established that US Rangers were also training
special troops in Kyrgyzstan. There were unconfirmed reports that Tajik and
Uzbek special troops were training in Alaska and Montana.”

15.     Summer 2001 (est.) – Pakistani ISI Chief General Ahmad (see above)
orders an aide to wire transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, who was according
to the FBI, the lead terrorist in the suicide hijackings. Ahmad recently
resigned after the transfer was disclosed in India and confirmed by the FBI.
[Source: The Times of India, October 11, 2001.]

16.     Summer 2001 – An Iranian man phones U.S. law enforcement to warn of
an imminent attack on the World Trade Center in the week of September 9th.
German police confirm the calls but state that the U.S. Secret Service would
not reveal any further information. [Source: German news agency “online.de”,
September 14, 2001, translation retrieved from online.ie in Ireland.]

17.     June 26, 2001 – The magazine indiareacts.com states that “India and
Iran will ‘facilitate’ US and Russian plans for ‘limited military action’
against the Taliban.” The story indicates that the fighting will be done by
US and Russian troops with the help of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. [Source:
indiareacts.com, June 26, 2001.]

18.     August 2001 – The FBI arrests an Islamic militant linked to bin
Laden in Boston. French intelligence sources confirm that the man is a key
member of bin Laden’s network and the FBI learns that he has been taking
flying lessons. At the time of his arrest the man is in possession of
technical information on Boeing aircraft and flight manuals. [Source:
Reuters, September 13.]

19.     August 11 or 12 – US Navy Lt. Delmart “Mike” Vreeland, jailed in
Toronto on U.S. fraud charges and claiming to be an officer in U.S. Naval
intelligence, writes details of the pending WTC attacks and seals them in an
envelope which he gives to Canadian authorities. [Source: The Toronto Star,
Oct. 23, 2001; Toronto Superior Court Records]

20.     Summer 2001 – Russian intelligence notifies the CIA that 25
terrorist pilots have been specifically training for suicide missions. This
is reported in the Russian press and news stories are translated for FTW by
a retired CIA officer.

21.     July 4-14, 2001 – Osama bin Laden receives treatments for kidney
disease at the American hospital in Dubai and meets with a CIA official who
returns to CIA headquarters on July 15th. [Source: Le Figaro, October 31st,
2001.]

22.     August 2001 – Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian
intelligence to warn the U.S. government “in the strongest possible terms”
of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings. [Source: MS-NBC
interview with Putin, September 15.]

23.     August/September, 2001 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops
nearly 900 points in the three weeks prior to the attack. A major stock
market crash is imminent.

24.     Sept. 3-10, 2001 – MS-NBC reports on September 16 that a caller to a
Cayman Islands radio talk show gave several warnings of an imminent attack
on the U.S. by bin Laden in the week prior to 9/11.

25.     September 1-10, 2001 – In an exercise, Operation “Swift Sword”
planned for four years, 23, 000 British troops are steaming toward Oman.

Although the 9/11 attacks caused a hiccup in the deployment the massive
operation was implemented as planned. At the same time two U.S. carrier
battle groups arrive on station in the Gulf of Arabia just off the Pakistani
coast. Also at the same time, some 17,000 U.S. troops join more than 23,000
NATO troops in Egypt for Operation “Bright Star.” All of these forces are in
place before the first plane hits the World Trade Center. [Sources: The
Guardian, CNN, FOX, The Observer, International Law Professor Francis Boyle,
the University of Illinois.]

26.     September 7, 2001 – Florida Governor Jeb Bush signs a two-year
emergency executive order (01-261) making new provisions for the Florida
National Guard to assist law enforcement and emergency-management personnel
in the event of large civil disturbances, disaster or acts of terrorism.
[Source: State of Florida web site listing of Governor’s Executive Orders.]

27.     September 6-7, 2001 – 4,744 put options (a speculation that the
stock will go down) are purchased on United Air Lines stock as opposed to
only 396 call options (speculation that the stock will go up). This is a
dramatic and abnormal increase in sales of put options. Many of the UAL puts
are purchased through Deutschebank/AB Brown, a firm managed until 1998 by
the current Executive Director of the CIA, A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard. [Source:
The Herzliyya International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism,
http://www.ict.org.il/, September 21; The New York Times; The Wall Street
Journal.]

28.     September 10, 2001 – 4,516 put options are purchased on American
Airlines as compared to 748 call options. [Source: ICT – above]

29.     September 6-11, 2001 – No other airlines show any similar trading
patterns to those experienced by UAL and American. The put option purchases on both airlines were 600% above normal. This at a time when Reuters
(September 10) issues a business report stating, “Airline stocks may be
poised to take off.”

30.     September 6-10, 2001 – Highly abnormal levels of put options are
purchased in Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, AXA Re(insurance) which owns 25%
of American Airlines, and Munich Re. All of these companies are directly
impacted by the September 11 attacks. [Source: ICT, above; FTW, Vol. IV,
No.7, October 18, 2001, http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
members/oct152001.html. ]

31.     It has been documented that the CIA, the Israeli Mossad and many
other intelligence agencies monitor stock trading in real time using highly
advanced programs reported to be descended from Promis software. This is to
alert national intelligence services of just such kinds of attacks. Promis
was reported, as recently as June, 2001 to be in Osama bin Laden’s
possession and, as a result of recent stories by FOX, both the FBI and the
Justice Department have confirmed its use for U.S. intelligence gathering
through at least this summer. This would confirm that CIA had additional
advance warning of imminent attacks. [Sources: The Washington Times,  June
15, 2001; FOX News, October 16, 2001; FTW, October  26, 2001, –
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
members/magic_carpet.html; FTW, Vol. IV, No.6, Sept. 18, 2001 –
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
members/sept1801.html; FTW, Vol. 3, No 7, 9/30/00 –
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
free/pandora/052401_promis.html.

32.     September 11, 2001 – Gen Mahmud of the ISI (see above), friend of
Mohammed Atta, is visiting Washington on behalf of the Taliban. He is
meeting with the Chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees,
Porter Goss ®, FL and Bob Graham (D), Fl [Sources: MS-NBC, Oct. 7, The New
York Times, Feb. 17, 2002.]

33.     September 11, 2002 – Employees of Odigo, Inc. in Israel, one of the
world’s largest instant messaging companies, with offices in New York,
receive threat warnings of an imminent attack on the WTC less than two hours
before the first plane hits the WTC. Law enforcement authorities have gone
silent about any investigation of this. The Odigo Research and Development
offices in Israel are located in the city of Herzliyya, a ritzy suburb of
Tel Aviv which is the same location as the Institute for Counter Terrorism
which breaks early details of insider trading on 9-11. [Source: CNN’s Daniel
Sieberg, 9/28/01; Newsbytes, Brian McWilliams, 9/27/01; Ha’aretz,
9/26/01.].

34.     September 11, 2001, For 50 minutes, from 8:15 AM until 9:05 AM, with
it widely known within the FAA and the military that four planes have been
simultaneously hijacked and taken off course, no one notifies the President
of the United States. It is not until 9:30 that any Air Force planes are
scrambled to intercept, but by then it is too late. This means that the
National Command Authority waited for 75 minutes before scrambling aircraft,
even though it was known that four simultaneous hijackings had occurred – an
event that has never happened in history. [Sources: CNN, ABC, MS-NBC, The
Los Angeles Times, The New York Times.]

35.     September 13, 2001 – China is admitted to the World Trade
Organization quickly, after 15 years of unsuccessful attempts. [Source: The
New York Times, Sept. 30, 2001.]

36.     September 14, 2001 – Canadian jailers open the sealed envelope from
Mike Vreeland in Toronto and see that is describes attacks against the WTC
and Pentagon. The U.S. Navy subsequently states that Vreeland was discharged
as a seaman in 1986 for unsatisfactory performance and has never worked in
intelligence. [Source: The Toronto Star, Oct. 23, 2001; Toronto Superior
Court records]

37.     September 15, 2001 – The New York Times reports that Mayo Shattuck
III has resigned, effective immediately, as head of the Alex (A.B) Brown
unit of Deutschebank.

38.     September 29, 2001 – The San Francisco Chronicle reports that $2.5
million in put options on American Airlines and United Airlines are
unclaimed. This is likely the result of the suspension in trading on the
NYSE after the attacks which gave the Securities and Exchange Commission
time to be waiting when the owners showed up to redeem their put options.

39.     October 10, 2001 – The Pakistani newspaper The Frontier Post reports
that U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain has paid a call on the Pakistani oil
minister. A previously abandoned Unocal pipeline from Turkmenistan, across
Afghanistan, to the Pakistani coast, for the purpose of selling oil and gas
to China, is now back on the table “in view of recent geopolitical
developments.”

40.     October 11, 2001 – The Ashcroft Justice Department takes over all
terrorist prosecutions from the U.S. Attorneys office in New York which has
had a highly successful track record in prosecuting terrorist cases
connected to Osama bin Laden. [Source: The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2002.]

41.     Mid October, 2001 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average, after having
suffered a precipitous drop has recovered most of its pre-attack losses.
Although still weak, and vulnerable to negative earnings reports, a crash
has been averted by a massive infusion of government spending on defense
programs, subsidies for “affected” industries and planned tax cuts for
corporations.

42.     November 21, 2001 – The British paper The Independent runs a story
headlined, “Opium Farmers Rejoice at the Defeat of the Taliban.” The story
reports that massive opium planting is underway all over the country.

43.     November 25, 2001 – The Observer runs a story headlined “Victorious
Warlords Set To Open the Opium Floodgates.” It states that farmers are being
encouraged by warlords allied with the victorious Americans are “being
encouraged to plant “as much opium as possible.”

44.     December 4, 2001 – Convicted drug lord and opium kingpin Ayub Afridi
is recruited by the US government to help establish control in Afghanistan
by unifying various Pashtun warlords. The former opium smuggler who was one
of the CIA’s leading assets in the war against the Russians is released from
prison in order to do this. [Source: The Asia Times Online, 12/4/01].

45.     December 25, 2001 – Newly appointed afghani Prime Minister Hamid
Karzai is revealed as being a former paid consultant for Unocal. [Source: Le
Monde.]

46.     January 3, 2002 – President Bush appoints Zalamy Khalilzad as a
special envoy to Afghanistan. Khalilzad, a former employee of Unocal, also
wrote op-eds in the Washington Post in 1997 supporting the Taliban regime.
[Source: Pravda, 1/9/02]

47.     January 4, 2002 – Florida drug trafficking explodes after 9-11. In a
surge of trafficking reminiscent of the 1980s the diversion of resources
away from drug enforcement has opened the floodgates for a new surge of
cocaine and heroin from South America. [The Christian Science Monitor,
January 4, 2002.

48.     January 10, 2002 – In a call from a speaker phone in open court,
attorneys for “Mike” Vreeland call the Pentagon’s switchboard operator who
confirms that Vreeland is indeed a Naval Lieutenant on active duty. She
provides an office number and a direct dial phone extension to his office in
the Pentagon. [Source: Attorney Rocco Galati; court records Toronto Superior
Court.]

49.     January 10, 2002 – Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses himself
from the Enron investigation because Enron had been a major campaign donor
in his 2000 Senate race. He fails to recuse himself from involvement in two
sitting Federal grand juries investigating bribery and corruption charges
against ExxonMobil and BP-Amoco who have massive oil interests in Central
Asia. Both were major Ashcroft donors in 2000. [Source: CNN, Jan. 10, 2002 –
FTW original investigation, The Elephant in the Living Room, Part I, Apr 4,
2002.]

50.     February 9, 2002 – Pakistani leader General Musharraf and Afghan
leader Hamid Karzai announce their agreement to “cooperate in all spheres of
activity” including the proposed Central Asian pipeline. Pakistan will give
$10 million to Afghanistan to help pay Afghani government workers. [Source:
The Irish Times, 2/9/02]

51.     Feb 18, 2002 – The Financial Times reports that the estimated opium
harvest in Afghanistan in the late Spring of 2002 will reach a world record
4500 metric tons.

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About the writer: Jean-Charles Brisard, coauthor of “Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth,” is a
consultant on business and corporate intelligence.

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[][] The Players: The Dark Side

Famous politicians, White House staff, narcissistic technology billionaires, and renown investment bankers played their parts in organizing one of the biggest crimes of the century. It has cost American taxpayers trillions of their hard earned dollars but the costs continue to rise.

 

 

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ David Axelrod+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ David Plouffe+]

*
p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Jonathan Silver+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Steve Rattner+]

*
p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Steven Chu+]

*
p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Kleiner Perkins+]

*
p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Matt Rogers+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ McKinsey Consulting+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Rahm Emanuel+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Robert Gibbs+]

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p<>{color:#000080;}. [+ Valarie Jarrett+]

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p<>{color:#000;}. John Doerr

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elon Musk

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Gilman Louie- Creator on In-Q-Tel and NVCA

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Joe Lonsdale – VC, charged with rape

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p<>{color:#000;}. Larry Summers- White House, charged with organizing "skims" of DOE cash to intermediaries

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Larry Page- Google, In-Q-Tel

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kimbal Musk – Investor, sued for fraud

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Jonathan Silver- Dept. of Energy, charged with organizing "skims" of DOE cash to intermediaries

*
p<>{color:#000;}. John Weinberg- Investor

*
p<>{color:#000;}. John Doerr- Kleiner Perkins, Stock beneficiary, “Godfather” of the Silicon Valley Cartel”

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p<>{color:#000;}. James Brown Jr.- Head of California HHS software, (arrested for corruption)

*
p<>{color:#000;}. James Breyer – Investor, In-Q-Tel,

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ira Ehrenpreis- Investor, Assisted with transfer of DOE funded companies to China

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Herb Newman- Newman Search, Feinstein Family, Tesla & Solyndra HR provider

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Harald Kroeger – Investor,

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Gilman Louie – Investor, In-Q-Tel, Stock beneficiary

*
p<>{color:#000;}. George Trifonov- Russian businessman, Associate of Arnold Schwarzenegger & John Doerr

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Frank Giustra – Lithium Investor, Assisted with transfer of DOE funded companies to China

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Eric Schmidt- Google Investor, New America Foundation Leader, In-Q-Tel

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kimball and Elon Musk – Investor, sued for fraud, recently in major media accused of huge kick-back scheme

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p<>{color:#000;}. David Plouffe- - Uber

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p<>{color:#000;}. David Gronet- CEO of Solyndra (bankrupt DOE "winner")

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p<>{color:#000;}. Brian Goncher- Deloitte Consulting, Assisted with transfer of DOE funded companies to China

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p<>{color:#000;}. Brad W. Buss – Investor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Boris Zingarevich- Russian businessman, Associate of Arnold Schwarzenegger & John Doerr

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p<>{color:#000;}. Antonio J. Gracias – Investor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Andy Bechtolsheim- Investor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Allison Spinner- Solyndra lawyer & wife of DOE funding reviewer (bankrupt DOE "winner")

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alexey Mordashov- Russian businessman, Associate of Arnold Schwarzenegger & John Doerr

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steve Jurvetson- VC

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p<>{color:#000;}. Yuri Savinkov- Russian businessman, Associate of Arnold Schwarzenegger & John Doerr

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p<>{color:#000;}. Vinod Khosla- Investor, sued by State of California groups, featured on 60 Minutes expose

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tom Styer- Investor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tom Perkins- Investor, Kleiner Perkins founder, Famous for "Nazi" comments

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tim Draper – Investor, charged with organizing “skims” of DOE cash to intermediaries

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p<>{color:#000;}. Senator Calderone – (Arrested for corruption)

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CTO, CFO and CIO of New America Foundation - Sister group to In-Q-Tel- Bay Area Chapter

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CTO, CFO and CIO of Kleiner Perkins, charged with organizing “skims” of DOE cash to intermediaries

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CTO, CFO and CIO of Draper Fisher

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CEO of McKinsey Consulting – Manipulated DOE reports on orders from Steven Chu

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CEO of Ener1 – Charged with lying to Congress (bankrupt DOE “winner”)

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CEO of Covington & Burling, LLP – San Francisco Charged with manipulation of Eric Holder’s nomination

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p<>{color:#000;}. The CEO of Abound Solar – Charged with lying to Congress (bankrupt DOE “winner”)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steven Rattner- White House (indicted for stock market fraud), Co-runs New America Foundation, In-Q-Tel advisor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steven Chu – Dept. of Energy- Stanford

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steve Westly- Atherton Investor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steve Spinner- Dept. of Energy – Palo Alto

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ray Lane- Investor (charged with tax fraud)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Raj Gupta- McKinsey Consulting (arrested)

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Peter Thiel – Investor, Elon Musk associate, China deals

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Nick Denton- Gawker Media - Ran political media attacks against Silicon Valley Cartel adversaries. Now being looked at in connection with the British Police investigations called “Hydrant” and “the tabloid hacking scandal” as he is thought to have had interaction with the parties in those cases.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Matt Rogers- Dept. of Energy - Manipulated DOE reviews on orders from Steven Chu

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p<>{color:#000;}. Martin LaGod- Lithium Investor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Leland Yee- Senator (arrested)

 

 

 

Person’s who had full knowledge of the scheme at the California State level:

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p<>{color:#000;}. State DOJ officer Ken Alex, assistant to Jerry Brown

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p<>{color:#000;}. State Controller Bill Lockyer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Senator Dianne Feinstein

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p<>{color:#000;}. Senator Calderone

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p<>{color:#000;}. Senator Yee

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Fremont California Chamber of Commerce

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p<>{color:#000;}. James Brown Junior, California State IT Chief

 

 

 

[][] Steven Chu

 

Steven Chu, The U.S. Secretary of Energy, has been universally reviled, across the news channels, as a “crook”, “a mobster” and a “corrupt rapist of public office”.

 

He is said to have raped American innovation, robbed U.S. taxpayers, ordered the sabotage of Kleiner Perkins competitors, manipulated stock market valuations, and to have broken every code of moral conduct, in order to operate a financial kick-back scam with the Silicon Valley Cartel. These are felony crimes he is accused of.

 

His legacy, throughout history, will always be that of, what American taxpayers call: a “thieving scumbag”. He should be proud.

 

Everything that he, John Doerr, Elon Musk, Dianne Feinstein, and their associated agents, discussed, communicated and engaged in, was surveilled, documented and is now archived in multiple locations by multiple agencies as well as hacked, apparently, by the Chinese.

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Chu, the Secretary of Energy, was placed in office by John Doerr’s Kleiner Perkins Cartel in order to effect an organized crime operation to steer taxpayer funds to John Doerr, Elon Musk and a cadre of Silicon Valley VC’s.

White House staff Rahm Emanual, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Bill Daley and Robert Gibbs, assisted in the scam by redirecting federal policy in order to implement the crimes. All of these staff suddenly quit the White House, when confronted about these suspicions.

 

A large portion of the crime involved manipulating mining stocks, with help from Goldman Sachs. In particular, Afghan lithium for Tesla and Fisker, and Afghan indium for the notorious FBI-raided Solyndra and Abound. Kleiner had relationships with Russian mobsters, for a portion of the middle-east commodities deals. Steven Chu gave federal money to Russian controlled companies as part of the scam. Goldman has now been caught doing the same kind of mining commodity stock manipulation.

Kleiner and Sachs promoted an extensive set of media releases entitled: “Afghanistan is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium” and “A TRILLION DOLLARS OF LITHIUM in Afghanistan” in order to market their profiteering scam. The scam was intended to provide the Silicon Valley Cartel with trillions of dollars of personal profits and the Reid, Feinstein (Who are shareholders in the stock deals) and Obama political campaigns, with back-door financing.

 

All competitors, to the Kleiner Perkins Cartel, had “hit-jobs” put on them by Chu, Doerr, Gibbs and Musk. The hit-jobs ranged from character assassination via Gawker Media, Media Matters and Think Progress, to economic attacks by In-Q-Tel, to political attacks via Sidney Blumenthal and New America Foundation. Every Dept. of Energy applicant that competed with Kleiner’s holdings was sabotaged by Steven Chu. History has proven that only Cartel companies received the DOE funding, and that all competitors, to Kleiner companies, were targeted by government officials, and Kleiner operatives, and terminated, or black-listed. A number of strange deaths of whistle-blowers are also under investigation.

 

All of the evidence from leaks, Chinese hacks, eye-witness reports, investigators, emails, HSBC and Welles Fargo leaks, offshore tax records, financial water-fall analysis, forensic accounting, surveillance, phone records, Senate testimony, and a host of other sources, appears to extensively confirm these charges and validate an organized cover-up.

 

Every single one of the suspects has received financial and career benefits from their crimes, which has now been tracked, and proven, by forensic legal accountants and FOIA disclosures.

 

Reasons for Considering Steven Chu to be compromised:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Emails and phone calls with Covington and Burling confirm conflicts

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p<>{color:#000;}. Family stock ownership in companies and suppliers of DOE awardees

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p<>{color:#000;}. Past personal, academic, fraternal, business, political, contracting and political relationships with DOE awardees

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nomination packet predominantly supported by DOE awardees

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p<>{color:#000;}. Testimony from MBG

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by BD of C&B

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p<>{color:#000;}. Directives and memos at DOE exclusively benefitted DOE awardees with whom he had a business relationship, while damaging, negating or delaying those who competed with their interests

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chu created DOE policies to exclusively benefit lithium mining and denigrate competing resources

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chu was closely associated with the DOE insider award group before, during and after his DOE tenure, in a vast number of compromised and illicit manners

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chu awarded emergency federal tax money to Russian controlled companies involved in both lithium mining exploitation and business deals with DOE awardee insiders

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by over 20 former DOE staff

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by former White House staff

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by investigative journalists

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by federal investigators

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by private investigators

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assertions by ATVM and LGP applicants

 

 

Dept. Of Energy Boss Goes “Full Crony” in Broad Daylight

While the L.A. Times, and other recent articles, have exposed Elon Musk as the “King of the Kickbacks”, a sort of federal moocher on steroids. The Moochee, who gave away the taxpayer money to Musk, has come forward to demonstrate one of the most thumb-his-nose at the law moves, and it is bold!

Former head of the United States Department of Energy: Steven Chu, who was nominated by John Doerr and the Silicon Valley Cartel has joined the board of the lithium ion energy company that he helped award taxpayer stimulus cash to.

John Doerr and his Silicon Valley Cartel owned the lithium mining and exploitation deals which Elon Musk exploits with his taxpayer financed companies.

John Doerr and his Silicon Valley Cartel flooded Congress with “McKinsey” white-papers claiming that they could make “Trillions of dollars of profit” and that “Afghanistan was the Saudi Arabia of lithium” if they could get to take-over the Afghanistan mining fields for Tesla, Solyndra, A123, Ener1 and all of those corrupt Department of Energy companies that went splat. They forgot to mention that their Cartel had pre-acquired all of the key monopoly routes for those mining commodity exploitations.

Hillary is now facing interrogation about Middle East mining deals and shady deals involving Chu’s buddy: Frank Guistra.

While at the U.S. Department of Energy, Chu and his top brass, acquired mining stocks for Afghan related minerals. That is usually called: “insider trading” but with Chu, it is called ‘just another Chu Crony Scam deal” (A “Choney”).

Even though Elon Musk did nor pass the DOE Section 136 evaluation metrics, Chu still handed him the free cash; as a favor between chums.

While at the U.S. Department of Energy, Steven Chu cut out all domestic technologies that competed with his and the Silicon Valley Cartel’s investment interests.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/former-energy-secretary-joins-board-of-stimulus-recipient/

Former DOE Chief Steven Chu Takes Board Seat at Amprius, Plus More Green Job News : Greentech Media

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Executive moves at SolarCity, GT Advanced, TDI, and SunEdison; plus Gary Kremen.

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Amprius is a leading manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries

Amprius’s silicon anode technology was originally developed at Stanford University and enables dramatic improvements in the energy density and specific energy of lithium-ion batteries.

Amprius is backed by some of the world’s leading investors, including Trident Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners, IPV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, SAIF Partners, Chinergy Capital, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Stanford University.

Press Releases:

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 http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-announces-list-of-washingtons-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-for-2012/

Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians – Judicial 

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Investigators believe that the Detroit Big 3 had as much to do with coming up with the Department of Energy ATVM scheme as the Silicon Valley billionaires did. The evidence certainly shows some dirty dealing by, and with GM, Ford and Chrysler.

In one case, Ford’s top engineer contacted Department of Energy applicant XPV and offered to “help them with their application”. This person stated that they had “just left Ford and were looking for a new opportunity”. After going over some of XPV’s material, under confidentiality terms, it was discovered via Linked In, Ford Personnel records and co-workers, that the Ford executive had never actually ceased working for Ford.

Ford got their taxpayer cash by cooking their books with off-shore allocations in order to avoid looking bankrupt, but they used the money to pay off their debts, as shown here:

Detroit had an inside man at the Department of Energy in the form of Chrysler funding agent Lachlan Seward:

Seward had previously helped hand Detroit a huge amount of taxpayer cash the last time it failed. This time he worked with White House “Car Czar” Steven Rattner, who was later indicted for stock market fraud, to hand even more payola to Detroit and try to keep any of Detroit’s competitors from getting funded.

Chrysler was a tricky as they come:

Not to be out-done in financial trickery with tax payer money, General Motors loses quite a large junk of the money it got from taxpayers:

As if the above were not audacious enough, try “collusion”. GM, Ford and Chrysler publicly state that they are “competitors” but, on numerous Department of Energy documents and emails they are shown to all be working together to sculpt the Department of Energy cash to benefit them and hurt their real competitors who were the newer auto start-ups. Here is an example of one of those kinds of collusive documents. Notice the upper right corner:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Musk lied about who ordered the NHTSA safety investigation into the Tesla car fires. It was the NHTSA, and not Musk, who wanted the safety investigation started. The investigation was never completed because Musk & Tesla paid cash to get it halted in exchange for mounting a cosmetic PR-mitigation ballistic explosion shield on the bottom of the car.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Musk staff were caught sending out email notices, to potential buyers, to put deposits down, before then end of the federal reporting period, so that Musk could book the deposits as “fully paid car purchases” in order to falsify sales volumes so that he could cover that fact that he had sold less cars, after a bigger cash loss, than any car company in history. Tesla investors were asked to buy as many Tesla’s as they could, in order to inflate volumes.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Over a five year test, the results of all internet-news media covering Elon Musk related stories was analyzed. Whenever negative news appeared about Musk activities, all Google and Kliener Perkins founded web assets would down-rank, or delete, the negative news while immediately pumping PR and hype news about Musk and his projects to hide the negative news. Musk has a financial, political, economic and personal relationship with Kliener Perkins and Google owners. This manipulation of stock valuation perceptions for public stock buyers, based on the use of monopolistic assets in a covert manner is a violation of securities laws and ethics.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In the Department of Energy original LGP and ATVM filing application documents, which Lachlan Seward thought he had destroyed, the proposed metrics from Tesla Motors, compared with the known history as of today, demonstrate that Tesla missed almost every single milestone, by magnitudes, yet, not only did Steven Chu not cut off their funding, he increased it.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Section 136 law says that it was illegal for DOE to fund a car company on the verge of bankruptcy, or whose survival depends on the DOE money. Elon Musk has now been recorded saying that Tesla Motors was on the verge of bankruptcy, preparing massive severance packages for key staff and had no hope for survival without the DOE cash. Federal records demonstrate that Tesla used a temporary Detroit stock swap, arranged by DOE staff and Silicon Valley investors, to temporarily manipulate the numbers in order to create the surface appearance of a momentary positive debt-ratio. In fact, Tesla, of all applicants, had the worst debt ratio of any applicant. Per the 136 law, Tesla should never have been funded. At the time of application, they had no factory building. Their cars were a hundred thousand dollars over budget, per car. They had no engineered design for production. They were facing staff revolts and they already had written warnings about the dangers of their battery systems.

 

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Internet IP, DNS, bot and dat-pack tracking has confirmed that Elon Musk related groups use automated shill and blogger farms to place large amounts of self-promotion, about Musk on Musk-partner held sites such as Think Progress, Motley Fool, Media Matters, Green Car Reports, Plugin-America, Reddit, and related covert ownerships as well as on all public social media in order to manipulate stock market valuation perceptions.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Numerous failed marriages, and relationships, have left a trail of unhappy women who have testified, or relayed information to their friends, who have testified, about illicit activities by Musk

 

60 Minutes: Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk’s industrial empire

Aired: 2014- Mar 30- CORRESPONDENT: Scott Pelley; Harry Radliffe, producer..

Apparently it’s fast and smoke-free. (EXCEPT FOR THE TOXIC CANCER CAUSING SMOKE THE CAR EMITS WHEN ITS POORLY DESIGNED BATTERY PACK SPONTANEOUSLY BURSTS INTO FLAMES) The Tesla Model S is powered by 7,000 battery cells (EACH ONE ABLE TO EXPLODE AND SET THE BATTERIES NEXT TO IT OFF ON A CHAIN REACTION OF DEADLY EXPLOSIONS) linked to an electric motor. No engine, no transmission, no tailpipe. As this company video shows, the dash is dominated by a computer that’s constantly connected to the Internet. (THIS ALLOWS ELON MUSK, HIS INVESTORS, THE NSA AND CHINESE HACKERS TO SPY ON YOU AT ANY TIME AND HACK YOUR TESLA AND FORCE IT TO DRIVE OVER A CLIFF AND KILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MULIPLE TESLA’S HAVE SUDDENLY SWERVED OVER CLIFFS AND KILLED THEIR OCCUPANTS AND THOSE NEARBY) It has a fanatical (SOME MIGHT SAY THE TESLA FANBOYS ARE INSANE, OTHER SAY THEY ARE ALL JUST ELON MUSKS MEAT PUPPETS AND MALAYSIAN CLICK FARM FAKES) following. There’s a waiting list (FALSIFIED BY ELON MUSK) that Elon Musk is trying to shorten building 600 Model S’s a week in this high-tech plant (MADE FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CARS PER WEEK AND ACTING AS A FACADE BUILDING BECAUSE OF IT’S MASSIVE AMOUNT OF DEAD SPACE) in Northern California.

Scott Pelley: I have heard a lot of people describe you.

Elon Musk: [_ Okay, good, I mean, hopefully-- on-- on balance, hopefully, mostly good. _] (SAYS THE ARROGRANT EGOTISTICAL SELF-PROMOTING MUSK)

Elon Musk: Well, I didn’t really think Tesla would be successful. I thought we would most likely fail. But I thought that we at least could address the false perception that people have that an electric car had to be ugly and slow and boring like a golf cart.

Scott Pelley: But you say you didn’t expect the company to be successful? Then why try?

Elon Musk: If something's important enough you should try. Even if you -- the probable outcome is failure.

(IN THESE STATEMENTS, MUSK IS ADMITTING THAT HIS APPLICATION FOR THE FEDERAL SECTION 136 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS WAS A FRAUD AND A LIE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO APPLY FOR SECTION 136 FUNDS KNOWING YOUR COMPANY WAS FAILING)

Scott Pelley: The car company is hemorrhaging money—

Elon Musk: Yeah.

(IN THESE STATEMENTS, MUSK IS ADMITTING THAT HIS APPLICATION FOR THE FEDERAL SECTION 136 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS WAS A FRAUD AND A LIE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO APPLY FOR SECTION 136 FUNDS KNOWING YOUR COMPANY WAS FAILING)

That terrible year was captured in a documentary called “Revenge of the Electric Car.” His plant was filled with flawed cars that couldn’t be delivered.

(IN THESE STATEMENTS, MUSK IS ADMITTING THAT HIS APPLICATION FOR THE FEDERAL SECTION 136 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS WAS A FRAUD AND A LIE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO APPLY FOR SECTION 136 FUNDS KNOWING YOUR COMPANY WAS FAILING)

[“Revenge of the Electric Car:” Holy mackerel. Jesus! We have like an army of cars here. Like, Jesus! This is frightening. It’s really pedal to the metal here. I mean, each month that passes is literally costs us tens of million of dollars we need to appreciate that.]

To save Tesla, Musk needed millions more from investors. His fortune was gone.

Elon Musk: [_ When we'd call people and say, "Hey, would you like to invest?," they'd be angry that we just called. That it's like-- it's not like no-- no and-- no and-- you know, various expletives. _]

Scott Pelley: He was essentially broke.

Kimbal Musk: Oh yeah. In debt. More than broke.

Scott Pelley: More than broke.

Kimbal Musk: Yeah.

Elon Musk: [_ I remember waking up the Sunday before Christmas in 2008, and thinking to myself, "Man, I never thought I was someone who could ever be capable of a nervous breakdown," but I felt, "This is the closest I've ever come." 'Cause it-- it seemed pretty-- pretty dark. _]

(IN THESE STATEMENTS, MUSK IS ADMITTING THAT HIS APPLICATION FOR THE FEDERAL SECTION 136 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS WAS A FRAUD AND A LIE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO APPLY FOR SECTION 136 FUNDS KNOWING YOUR COMPANY WAS FAILING)

Elon Musk: We were running on fumes at that point we had virtually no money.

(IN THESE STATEMENTS, MUSK IS ADMITTING THAT HIS APPLICATION FOR THE FEDERAL SECTION 136 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS WAS A FRAUD AND A LIE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO APPLY FOR SECTION 136 FUNDS KNOWING YOUR COMPANY WAS FAILING)

Then, as often, the week of Christmas became a time when little boy dreams are answered .

Elon Musk: NASA called and told us that we’d won a $1.5 billion contract. And I couldn’t even hold the phone, I just blurted out, “I love you guys.”

(THIS IS NOW KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN A KICK-BACK GIFT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IN EXCHANGE FOR CAMPAIGN FINANCING FROM MUSK AND HIS PARTNERS)

Scott Pelley: They saved you.

Elon Musk: Yeah, they did.

Scott Pelley: Financially and maybe even emotionally.

Elon Musk: Well, I’ll tell you that was, that was definitely helpful, yeah.

Two days later, on Christmas Eve, Tesla’s investors decided to pour in more money.

(BASED ON THE USE OF THE DOE AND NASA KICK-BACKS TO MANIPULATE STOCK MARKET VALUATIONS AND ILLEGALLY SKIM STOCK PROFITS)

MUSK ON THE LOANS CRITICAL TO TESLA’S SURVIVAL

Scott Pelley: So you were saved in the period of three days by two completely unexpected events.

Elon Musk: Yeah.

Scott Pelley: Merry Christmas.

Elon Musk: Yeah, absolutely. That’s for sure.

(IN THESE STATEMENTS, MUSK IS ADMITTING THAT HIS APPLICATION FOR THE FEDERAL SECTION 136 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS WAS A FRAUD AND A LIE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO APPLY FOR SECTION 136 FUNDS KNOWING YOUR COMPANY WAS FAILING)

Scott Pelley: What was so attractive?

Talulah Riley: Well, he was very charming and definitely the most interesting and eccentric person I have ever met. (AND THE RICHEST; THOUGHT, THE RARELY HIRED “ACTRESS” WHOSE NET WORTH HAD JUST INCREASED BY 1000X)

This is how it fits into the bottom of the chassis. Trouble is the battery’s so expensive musk can’t build a $35,000 car with acceptable range. To make Tesla successful, he must reinvent battery manufacturing. Musk has just announced a $5 billion factory to be built in the U.S. which, he says, will make more lithium ion batteries than all the other plants on earth combined. (USING THE WAR PROFITEERED LITHIUM THAT HE, HIS PARTNERS AND HIS CORRUPT SENATORS OWN)

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Questions For Elon Musk:

Recently; Numerous ex-Tesla staff and contractors, former suppliers, federal investigators, investigative reporters, investors and ex-partners of Tesla Motors have provided facts about Tesla Motors which are disturbing to the public, Congress, and the market. Please provide clarification of the following charges and concerns in order to resolve outstanding issues between the public and Tesla Motors :

- Are Tesla and Google, essentially, the same entity by virtue of the same investors, agenda and stock market manipulations?

- When damaging news about Tesla emerges, do Tesla and Google investors place multiple stock-buy orders from a multi-billion dollar slush fund in order to make it appear that individual outside investors are excited by Tesla when, in fact, it is only a small internal group of investors “pumping the market”? Does Google “bury” any negative stories about Tesla in their searches on orders from Tesla/Google investors? Is that a violation of securities laws?

- It is said that the Tesla Model S has the most surveillance devices to watch, track,
listen-to and broadcast the activities of the occupants, built into it than any other car in the world. Elon Musk has personally told reporters that his cars constantly watch the driver and occupants. Why is that? Why are Tesla and Google obsessed with spying on the public?

- In multiple recorded interviews, Elon Musk is on public record telling the news media that, after careful research, the NUMMI plant in Fremont California would be a very bad choice for Tesla? Why did that suddenly change? What participation did Senator Dianne Feinstein and her husband’s real estate Company CBRE have on that decision and the award of the loan to Tesla? Why do Senator Feinsteins staff now work for Tesla? Why did Glenn Greenwald call Feinstein’s actions “suspicious”? What political support or funding did Tesla or Google provide to any related political officials?

- From 2008 to 2010 numerous competing electric car companies have charged that Tesla Motors placed Tesla Motors “moles” inside of their companies to intelligence-gather and cause disruption. Is that true?

- Google and Tesla motors share the same venture capital investor groups and alliances. Numerous expert at Tech-Crunch, Valleywag and other industry journals have published articles about the fact that those VC’s actively collude with each other to lock competing technologies and companies out of the market and create business monopolies. Did Tesla investors and associates participate in such activities? If so, would that not be a violation of SEC laws?

- Did Tesla and/or Google reward certain politicians with campaign funding, web promotion, revolving door jobs for staff, and other incentives, in exchange for “hot-tracking” State and Federal taxpayer money for Tesla Motors?

- While other companies built consumer priced electric cars before and during Tesla’s existence, why did Tesla choose to build an unaffordable car and position the marketing of it to “the 1%” when the money for that car came from the 99% taxpayers?

- Numerous cities were told that they would have the Tesla car factory and then they stated, or sued Tesla, saying Tesla acted “in bad faith” and “used false and misleading information” to induce them to provide assurances which were used to pump the stock market. Why did Tesla lead so many cities on?

- The factory that builds your batteries and the U.S. Government states, in their formal technical documents, that when Tesla batteries are on fire they emit lethal, brain-damaging, carcinogenic, liver, lung and DNA damaging fumes and smoke. Why do you not inform the public of this danger in your literature?

- Lithium ion production kills and terminally sickens workers overseas. Multiple Tesla
workers have been burned alive at your factory. OSHA has launched an investigation. What have you done to prevent the accidental and long term injuries to your staff and contractors?

- Bernard Tse, and other main Tesla Engineering staff including: electric engineer Doug Bourn, electrical engineer Andrew Ingram, Brian M. Finn, senior manager of interactive electronics and George Blankenship; while investigating battery purchases for Tesla Motors, received numerous white-papers and technical documents from LG Chem, Panasonic and the U.S. D.O.E and vast numbers of other battery-makers which specifically stated that lithium-ion batteries would be “stressed” and “likely to combust” when used in the configuration which
Tesla intended. They stated that the batteries were “not intended for use in cars”. Why then, did Tesla still use them? What effect did the monopolistic ownership of lithium ion mining and manufacturing resources by Tesla and Google investors have on the decision to use lithium ion?

- Is it not a fact that a majority of your cars have been sold to your own investors or associates who act as “fluffers” against any bad PR?

- In multiple recorded interviews, Elon MUsk is on public record stating that, at the time of application for the DOE loan Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy. The DOE loan was mandated under a Federal law known as Section 136. This law stated that no car company could receive money if it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Past accountants of Tesla have stated that Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy at the time of the loan application. Numerous Tesla staff and contractors have verified this. Did Tesla commit a felony and acquire “unfair advantage” per the GAO?

- Relative to the number of cars sold, why has Tesla had so many Tesla drunk driver related crashes, deaths and homicides. Why are Tesla drivers killing innocent pedestrians simply because the Tesla’s “smell bad”.?

- Psychographic, demographic and marketing studies have been published showing that Tesla drivers have a higher-than-average inclination towards drugs, strange sexual behavior and risk. Could this account for the number of Tesla crashes and deaths?

- Is it true that safety testing was done on Tesla cars without fully charged batteries and in a moisture-locked environment because Tesla staff knew that fully charged batteries and moisture in a crash WOULD cause a fiery explosion, as they already have?

- Is it not a fact that Google deletes, or hides any bad PR about Tesla on it’s network? Would this be considered stock market manipulation in violation of SEC laws?

- Numerous periodicals, including Valleywag, document the fact that Elon Musk sends spy emails to his employees, each with a few words changed in order to track them and see who might reveal anything damaging to regulators?

- Who are all of the property holders and lease-owners of the Tesla and Solyndra, past and current, real-estate?

- According to DOE staff, who were at DOE when the Tesla application was submitted, nothing that Tesla submitted was ever built by Tesla. In fact, these staff state that the vehicle that Tesla eventually sold was not even designed or engineered when Tesla was approved for the loan money, contrary to the Section 136 law requirement. They say that Tesla took the money and THEN hired people to figure out what they were going to do with it. As shown in the DOE files, the engineering of the shipping Tesla cars has no element that was submitted to
DOE. Is that true?

- Elon Musks wives and founders have filed lawsuits and made public statements that he is a fraud and coerced them into participation. Is it proper fiduciary practice to allow Mr. Musk to continue with the company?

- Why did Tesla not have to pay the cash participation fee that the Section 136 law said everybody had to pay? Tesla staff stated, at numerous documented Silicon Valley open meetings that they got a “special applicant participation waiver”. Why did Tesla get that waiver?

- Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s Federal funding?

- Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s Federal waivers, tax deferrals, credits and discounts?

- Kleiner Perkins and certain silicon valley VC’s, all investors in a number of DOE “winners” (including Tesla, Fisker, Solyndra, A123 and others), organized meetings with a Dmitry Medvedev and other men known by the State Department, CIA, FBI and federal investigators to be involved in Russian mobsterism and then Ener1, Severstal and A123, dark-money funded and run by billionaires (many of whom own lithium mining interests) known by the State Department, the CIA and federal investigators to be involved in Russian mobsterism, were awarded taxpayer funds by Steven Chu, who was nominated by Kleiner Perkins. Was any of this a
conflict of interest?

- Why is the only company to receive California State real estate exclusives, exclusive tax waivers, credits and stock enhancers and free rides on taxpayer backs also the same company who’s investors were the largest funders of certain State officials?

- Federal communications monitoring of text, voice and email communications of certain highly placed Senators, lobbyists and venture capitalists from 2005 to today should be made available to ALL federal criminal investigators. Have they been? Are one or more Senators blocking this effort because they are compromised?

- Why have so many fraud lawsuits been filed against Elon Musk and Tesla Motors?

- The head of the NHTSA (Strickland) Tesla investigation quit because of increased scrutiny. The facts, such as these, demonstrate that Tesla and Fisker never should have passed any NHTSA safety review. How can the public be assured that ongoing NHTSA investigations regarding Tesla will not be rigged?

- Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s State funding? Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s State waivers, tax deferrals, credits and discounts? Did Tesla investors bribe, or influence Congress people?

- Did Tesla report tax credits as revenue/sales in stock reports in order to trick investors into thinking Tesla was making profit that it was actually not making?

- Did Tesla staff or owners investors bribe, or influence Congress people? Did Tesla staff, owners or investors provider misleading information to investors? Was there a conflict of interest between Department of Energy staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff? Was there a conflict of interest between White House staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff? Was there a conflict of interest between Senate staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff? Did Tesla Motors use taxpayer money to hire off-shore staff?

- Marketing sales staff from the ad agencies for 60 Minutes, Consumer Reports, GQ, Fortune and other mainstream periodicals have stated that Elon Musk purchased “puff piece” stories about himself in those broadcasts and magazines and that none of those stories were internally generated. Is it good fiduciary practice for an executive to use corporate resources for personal glorification?

- Did Tesla Motors use taxpayer money to purchase supplies offshore that could have been purchased in the United States? Did Tesla Motors participate in a market rigging scam to rig lithium ion purchasing for its investors? Did Tesla Motors participate in a market rigging scam to rig the electric car market for its investors? Did Tesla Motors staff, or owners, sabotage competitors?

- Did Tesla Motors staff, owners or investors exchange campaign funding quid pro quo for business financing?

- Did Silicon Valley companies, owned by Tesla investors and campaign financiers, use internet technology to falsify information to the public in order to manipulate stock market perceptions in violation of SEC, RICO, and various other laws?

- Did Tesla Motors lie about the safety metrics of its lithium ion battery system?

- Was Tesla Motors holding safety metric data in its files which differed fully from the safety metrics data it provided to investors and NHTSA?

- Did Tesla Motors violate securities law by using false information to acquire a federal loan which it then used to falsify its stock metrics in order to “pump” it’s stock?

- Did Deloitte accounting firm conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes and did that firm manipulate Department of Energy review data on Tesla’s behalf?

- A U.S. Senator officiated at the opening of the Tesla NUMMI plant and lobbied for Tesla’s tax waivers, credits, acquisition of NUMMI and discounts and then that U.S. Senator had their staff work in Tesla’s offices. Is it a conflict of interest that this senator received campaign funding and this senator’s family received real estate deals from the Tesla and, (next door to Tesla), Solyndra real estate deals?

- Did Welles Fargo conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes?

- Did Goldman Sachs conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes?

- Were Department of Energy staff manipulating Tesla funding data in order to favor Tesla and it’s campaign funding investors in violation of RICO Statutes?

- Were Department of Energy staff manipulating Tesla funding data in order to disfavor Tesla competitors and competitors to it’s campaign funding investors in violation of RICO Statutes?

- Did Tesla owners, staff or investors attempt to delay federal investigations and
indictments by asserting influence in violation of RICO Statutes and numerous other laws?

- Documents show there have been more Tesla fires that actually occurred than Tesla has reported in the media. How many actual Tesla factory fires, test car fires and Tesla battery fires have actually occurred?

- Please provide an identification matrix showing campaign backers who were lithium ion investors who had had their contacts exert influence over NHTSA decisions regarding Tesla?

- The Secretary of energy was friends with all of your investors. We have been unable to find the name of even one person from OPM and Congressional nomination file wrapper for Steven Chu’s nomination, who Chu did not later give DOE $$ or perks to. Why is that?

- The U.S. Post Office, The TSA, The DOE, The GAO, Panasonic and over 100 of the leading technical companies in the world say lithium ion batteries can spontaneously explode. Why do you not disclose this to your buyers in your literature?

- The Tesla can blow-up from it’s charger and/or it’s batteries. Are there other dangers that have also not been disclosed?

- Is Tesla operating in violation of the patents of any other company?

- By Elon Musk’s own admission, at the time of the DOE loan application all of the car designs were $100,000.00, PER CAR, over budget and they had no final design for a factory production run DFM. How could Tesla have gotten the loan with the worst debt ratio, the least engineering, the greatest financial risk and the least collateral of any applicant?

- Tesla lobbyists worked with Rahm Emanuel in the White House, to arrange their loan deal. Rahm Emanuals Senior Finance Aide was recently arrested for bribes, kickbacks, corruption and money Laundering. Steve Rattner, The West Wing “Car Czar”, who Tesla investors worked with to secure the Tesla loan, was also indicted for corruption. Almost everyone at DOE involved in your loan was forced to quit or fired. Does this call your dealings into question?

- Rolls-Royce Holdings said the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office has opened a formal investigation into bribery and corruption of government officials for cars for the 1%. Does this worry you?

- The NHTSA said that Elon Musk lied about Fire Safety Review approval and who made the request for recall and investigation. Should we trust Elon Musk?

- Tesla got another $34 MILLION of our tax money in exclusive campaign finance kickbacks for billionaires from the State of California. Why did Tesla billionaires need a few million of our tax money in a recession when people have no jobs?

- The German Tesla “Safety Review” was exposed as “Sham” in that they conducted no safety review and were just told to “pass the car” by your bankers at Deutche Bank! Why did you not disclose that the German’s conducted no testing of your battery system of any nature?

- In Tesla’s own filed patent applications you state that your batteries WILL explode spontaneously and kill and injure people and burn down their homes. Why did you not disclose this in buyers documentation?

- Tesla is MORE likely to catch on fire than gasoline car”per Bloomberg & MIT. Why did you not disclose this?

- Lithium Ion is  “nearly impossible to extinguish, and “acts like solid rocket fuel” say firefighters. Tesla never supplied required battery company CO2 fire extinguishers to car owners. Why not?

- Federal Investigators say you are using “exploding flashlight batteries that were never intended to be used in cars, in an improperly shielded box” to power the car instead of commercial energy storage technology. They say your car has “85% less lithium crash protection on the Tesla than ANY OTHER ELECTRIC CAR”. All other companies had to recall EXCEPT Tesla. Why not? What special leverage did you have?

- Over 150 defects and problems per model about the Tesla have been documented on user-forums and in the press including: “Doors lock you in and out. Bad if car on fire!”; “George Clooney Rips Tesla: ‘Why Am I Always Stuck On The Side Of The F*cking Road?”;  “Tesla “Satisfaction” survey authored by it’s own investors/fanboys”; “Tesla seat vibration causes Anal Itching!”; “VAMPIRE POWER DEFECT slams entire Tesla Model S fleet!”; “Numerous defects documented by
owners online.” When the NUMMI factory was in use by GM and Toyota only 5 defects per model car produced there occurred. Even after you bought brand new robots, why did the Tesla cars get worse in a pre-configured factory with billions of dollars of past car preparation?

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to your public response to clarify these issues and concerns.

Did the LA TIMES Article actually disclose an organized crime operation involving some very famous people?

 

The LA TIMES just ran an article which exposes Elon Musk’s funding system, based on Government hand-outs. Musk rushed to hold a press conference to claim the amount of taxpayer cash, he has received, was “just a pittance”. Few, though, find over FIVE BILLION DOLLARS of tax waivers, credits, employment freebies, buildings, exclusive contracts, and other taxpayer provided goodies, to be “a pittance” in these tough times.

 

While it is true that Musk has now received more taxpayer hand-outs, than any individual in American history, one could argue that he is just a lucky business man.

 

But, just for the purpose of theoretical discussion, what if some of the darker theories about Musk’s coincidental windfalls have some merit?

 

Let’s jump right to the most sinister interpretation of things.

 

One of the whispered rumours, on the web holds that in 2007, right when Musk’s silent partners, Eric Schmidt and John Doerr started, practically, living at the White House in a lobbying frenzy, the Democrats finally acknowledged that they really were the party of the poor, because they were flat broke. So some of them came up with the idea of creating a Department of Energy fund called the “ATVM Fund”, loading it up with $25 Billion kick-back dollars of taxpayer cash, awarding it only to Schmidt/Doerr/Musk related companies, and shutting out all of their competitors.

 

Indeed, history shows that the fund actually was created. It really got $25 Billion, in a unique legal manner, which made the $25 Billion irrevocable. Schmidt/Doerr/Musk’s buddy: Steven Chu, was put in charge of it. He hired their friends to staff his office.

 

See where this is going?

 

So, per this theory, Musk is actually a kick-back conduit, protected by the White House, to spiff the DNC campaign funds…according to this theory. Which is just a theory. It couldn’t really happen, right? The White House wouldn’t prop up a guy just to keep him quiet and keep kick-back cash flowing.. right?

 

So this theory is kind of ironic because, in an amazing coincidence, everything that Musk get’s involved in, is exactly stuff that the White House is promoting.

 

In an even more bizarre coincidence, to pull a scam like this off, the Schmidt/Doerr/Musk Cartel would need the help of U.S. Senators Reid and Feinstein, the most beloved American politicians in history.

 

This whole theory must have come out of the fact that Reid and Feinstein made billions of dollars off of Schmidt/Doerr/Musk Cartel stock investments and campaign contributions, but, that was, of course just another funny coincidence. They even ran, and built, some of the properties that these Department of Energy “winners” companies sat upon. But, again, coincidence!

 

The main reason one might cast doubt on this theory is that there are so many hard facts to prove it, that it is just too good to be true… right?

 

These internet crazies…these “theorizers” point to actual facts like the one where all of the profitable chemicals that Tesla and Solyndra were going to buy and sell in volume were controlled by the investors in Kliener Perkins and commodity-managed by their partners: Goldman Sachs. That’s just another funny coincidence.

 

The “theorizers” point to the fact that Musk’s companies have poor business volume, but show a profit whenever there is bad news thanks to Kleiner rushing out to “Flash Boy” purchase Tesla stock, with an automated stock buying system, in order to pump the stock. Federal, and private investigator, records show that this actually happened. It has also been proven that only Google, Reddit and the other Kleiner-controlled web-news-media mask all negative Musk/Tesla news in perfect synchronization with the stock pumps, when no other publications on the planet do. Again, these are just coincidences. If people were consciously doing those kinds of things it would be mobster-ism on a Godfather-class scale. But, that couldn’t have happened.

 

Then..get this; “rumour people”, who seem to just be ecstatic about all of these coincidental, highly suspect things, go off on yet another “FACT”. They point out that originators of the scam, from the White House side, had to be Emanual, Plouffe, Axelrod, Rattner and Gibbs. Then they go on to point out that Emanual, Plouffe, Axelrod, Rattner and Gibbs suddenly quit the White House at the peak of their career for reasons that don’t make sense. The fact that one of them was indicted for stock market fraud only goes to strengthen their case, but, again…these things happen.

 

So, even if this really had happened, the brave and fearless protector of ethics and morality: Mr. Eric Holder, would have cracked right down on his friends here…who he knew personally, and had dinner with, and had the same lawyers with…oh,.. well.. but anyway. Eric would have jumped on them, right? The White House wouldn’t order the Justice Department and the FBI to ignore Elon Musk, John Doerr and the Silicon Valley Cartel as a kick-back protection order, now would they?

 

Mobsters kill people. Rajeev Motwani, David Bird, Gary D. Conley, 3 Tesla engineers and a large bunch of others did, certainly, die under mysterious circumstances, and they were all people that this cartel would want dead, but to say that these billionaires are off murdering their adversaries using mysterious CIA stealth murder tricks is overly intriguing.

 

Of course, as we all now know, every single one of those companies in the ATVM Fund scam grabbed the cash, paid their CEO and Goldman Sachs insiders off-the-top, and immediately went bankrupt in the largest government-funded sequential business-failure suite in history. While some argue that a secret GOP Task Force discovered the plot and forced all of the Kleiner Cartel DOE “Winners” to collapse, in punishment, this is probably another coincidence.

 

Here is the main argument against this theory, Mobsters are big greasy looking guys with bulbous broken noses and slicked back pompadours. These Musk and Kleiner people wear khaki’s and black turtlenecks. KHAKI’S for god-damn sakes!! You never saw a mobster in khaki’s, right? …OR DID YOU!?

 

 

 

 

SPACE X SUED AND IN FLOOD OF COMPLAINTS FROM WORKERS AND NEIGHBORS:

Rocket Firm SpaceX Sued Over Unpaid Wages – Sky News

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4 hours ago … An employee of SpaceX is suing the company for $5m claiming that he and others were denied overtime pay and lunch breaks.

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SpaceX Sued for Laying Off 400 Workers Without Proper Notice or …

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Aug 8, 2014 … On Monday former employees of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s own private NASA, filed a proposed class action lawsuit. The complaint alleges that …

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SpaceX: Lawsuit against USAF dropped. – Slate

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Jan 28, 2015 … Last year, the space technology company SpaceX sued the U.S. Air Force over what it saw as an unfair practice; the USAF gave a “sole source” …

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SpaceX sued for laying off hundreds of workers without proper notice

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Different Decades: Same Technique. How Did Al Capone and Elon Musk Get Away With It For So Long?

 

“Swiss Leaks” HSBC documents, (including some the public have not seen yet), Snowden/Assange, FTC and EU investigations, foreign hackers and probing reporters, at a variety of media outlets, have revealed the truth behind the rise to power of these two individuals.

 

They both owe their existence to Chicago corruption and organized crime culture.

 

Neither of them would exist if certain federal laws and policies had not been changed, or enacted, at exactly the same time for them to exploit those very same laws, timed to follow huge campaign “contributions”.

 

They both had insane ego’s, braggadocio that was off the charts, and narcissism that was turned up to “11” because they knew they were being protected by the highest level political figures of their times. They were, as Elliot Ness would say: “Untouchable”.

 

They both had the Top Cop in their pockets.

 

They both had a string of notorious sexual scandals.

 

They both created a monopoly of key supplier materials. Liquor distribution in one case. Lithium batteries in another.

 

They each acted as the sole information and operations conduit for their organizations so that no outsider could stumble upon their schemes.

 

All of the movies, and tales, about them involved funky-looking high speed car activities.

 

They both had mysterious deaths associated with their operations.

 

They both used women like “disposable objects”.

 

Russian mobsters were involved with each one.

 

They both had associates who helped them manipulate the stock market.

 

They both were able to “skim” state and federal funds.

 

They both always dressed in black to be more intimidating.

 

They, and their billionaire buddies, were both involved in huge political take-over attempts.

 

They each spent massive amounts of money on their own press coverage and glorification.

 

Later analysis, by psychological profilers, identified each as classic sociopaths.

 

Many corrupt politicians, including some famous Senator’s, got kick-backs from them and participated in their upside in exchange for “greasing the skids”

 

They both had the backing of a special interest business-men’s cartel.

 

Until the very end, even on the perp-walk to prison, they still acted aloof, tone-deaf and as if the whole world thought they were the center of the universe.

 

One was brought down by tax fraud and financial scams, the other will be.

 

 

 

Aug 7, 2014 … Employees at SpaceX have filed a lawsuit claiming the Hawthorne rocket company laid off 200 to 400 factory workers last month without proper …

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DIRTYCRIMES FOR “CLEAN” ENERGY: THE AFGHANISTAN LITHIUM SCAM

 

 

At this point, enough evidence has accumulated to clearly prove that a mining scam was underway involving trillions of dollars of lithium, which Tesla, John Doerr and the Silicon Valley Cartel, 1.) clearly acquired the monopoly ownership of, 2.) at exactly the right moment to time it to the Afghan War, 3.) and place their associate: Steven Chu in office, 4.) and arrange the Dept. of Energy exclusive cash give-aways and 5.) tie in with Goldman Sachs commodity rigging which every suspect has now been shown to have had an operational hand in, and financial & political benefit from.

 

Solyndra was staged to exploit indium and other related minerals from the same mining deal. Alas, the Afghan War failed, costing U.S. taxpayers (According to multiple news reports) over six trillion dollars, the Republicans found out about the “Cleantech Scam” and dissected it, almost all of the Cartel’s pool of exploitation companies went out of business, the Russian portions went into cold war mode with their U.S. counter-parts and leaks from Dept. of Energy staff broke the cover-up. Senior Federal employees participated in, coordinated and benefitted from the crime.

 

How many Afghan farmers, soldiers and workers had to die to buy John Doerr his new mansion?

 

How many Washington DC top brass think they got away with this crime?

 

Apr 25, 2014 … WASHINGTON – The commercial SpaceX rocket venture is filing a lawsuit against the federal government to protest the purchase of rocket …

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Blog: Space X rocket explodes shortly after takeoff

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- Tesla said they were going to BUILD a Factory in San Jose. They had no intention of building a factory and just wanted to trick state and city officials into signing their appeal letters. The factory was never built. Tesla investors sought to get real estate profits from the land deal.

- Tesla said they were going to BUILD a Factory in New Mexico. They are being sued in New Mexico for this lie. They had no intention of building a factory and just wanted to trick state and city officials into signing their appeal letters. The factory was never built. Tesla investors sought to get real estate profits from the land deal.

- Tesla said they were going to BUILD a Factory in Downey, CA. They had no intention of building a factory and just wanted to trick state and city officials into signing their appeal letters. The factory was never built. Tesla investors sought to get real estate profits from the land deal.

- Tesla fired multiple workers without notice. They have been sued by those workers and lost those lawsuits. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla had no factory but DOE rejected other applicants for not having a factory. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla was $100,000.00 off on their BOM calculations per car. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Deloitte was both the accountant for Tesla and the accounting reviewer for DOE. With Tesla’s at-application-time credit and numbers actually so bad, one has to wonder what was up. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla and DOE staff were supplied by McKinsey. Mckinsey wrote all of the green energy plans and white papers for David Axelrod to give to the White House. Mckinsey staff have now gone to jail. Tesla and Fisker investors are best friends with McKinsey senior executives. One Mckinsey executive, associated with a jailed McKinsey senior executive, is now dead from “natural causes”. The heads of the DOE loan Program: Matt Rogers and Steve Spinner, were working for McKinsey while also working at the DOE loan program as “deciders” for Steven Chu. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla made a deal with DOE staff to spiff the loan announcement in order to hype the stock market in order to fake up stock sales. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- DOE had IBM consulting, in Virginia, do Tesla’s “due diligence”. IBM consulting was a contractor to Tesla. IBM Consulting supplied the DOE loan staff that McKinsey did not supply. IBM consulting only gave Tesla their top score. The reviews by IBM consulting, which operating under a variety of names from a fake office, now seem to have been manipulated in favor of Tesla. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla investors emailed and phone called the White House and Senior DOE staff to make quid-pro-quo deals which are now documented. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla got their inside Senator to give them only-for-Tesla factory tax reductions, green tax credits and other special finance perks that allowed Tesla to book profit that did not actually exist. When this got other applicants in trouble, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- At the time of application, Tesla had no prototype of the car that was to be factory produced (The roadster was not at all the car produced), no design CAD, no factory production files and no engineering for factory machine automation. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla was caught sending out letters to customers telling them to close deposits so they could fake orders before the earnings call. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla engaged in a conflict-of-interest with a Senator and her real-estate family for Tesla and Solyndra land, and adjacent land, in Fremont, Ca. How did Tesla get this through? Corruption?

- Tesla had one of the worst credit ratings at the time of application. Even today, to pay back all of Tesla’s investors is nearly impossible. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla had one of the worst debt ratios at the time of application. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- The cost, BOM, time-to-market, range and domestic jobs metrics was lower in Tesla’s application than most other applicants. When better ratings got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- DOE staff made a deal with Tesla to swap Detroit stock to cook up the books for the application. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla made a deal to hire union workers for the NUMMI plant then fired most of them and hired H1B foreign workers with taxpayer money. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla provided no collateral for their loan application and had no assets of value. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla has sent out PR saying they are repaying their loan many years in the future in order to stop investigations. They have NOT paid off their loan and the facts of sales show no possibility that they will.

- Tesla buys the majority of its parts from non-American suppliers. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla hired multiple “famous auto people” who then quit when they say what Tesla was up to. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla said they were going to build and sell over 500,000 cars as of today’s date. They have missed every milestone and sold less than 5000 cars. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

- Tesla could not make their payments and got their deal custom-changed multiple times. When this got other applicants declined, how did Tesla get through? Corruption?

 

HOW THE CRONY CAPITALISM OF THE CLEANTECH CRASH ALMOST DESTROYED AMERICA

 

See More at: http://thecleantechcrash.wordpress.com

 

Crony Capitalism – The Real Cause Of Society’s Problems

Submitted by Tyler Durden

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Fail

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Gambling

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Germany

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Laissez-Faire Capitalism

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Ludwig von Mises

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p<>{color:#000080;}. New York Times

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Nomination

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p<>{color:#000080;}. None

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Real estate

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Volkswagen

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p<>{color:#000080;}. Washington D.C.

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p<>{color:#000080;}. White House

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_ Submitted by Richard Ebeling via EpicTimes.com,_

Since the economic downturn of 2008, the critics of capitalism have redoubled their efforts to persuade the American people and many others around the world that the system of individual freedom and free enterprise has failed.

These critics have insisted that it is unbridled capitalism, set loose on the world, which is the source of all of our personal and society misfortunes. We hear and read this not only in the popular news media and out of the mouths of the political pundits. We see it also in the election of a radical socialist to the leadership of the British Labor party, and a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” riding high in the public opinion polls for the Democratic Party’s nomination to the U.S. presidency.

The first observation to make is that many if not most of the social and economic misfortunes that are most frequently talked about are not the product of a “failed” free enterprise. The reason for this is that a consistently practiced free enterprise system no longer exists in the United States.

The Heavy Hand of Regulation

What we live under is a heavily regulated, managed and controlled interventionist-welfare state. The over 80,000 pages of the Federal Register, the volume that specifies and enumerates all the Federal regulations that are imposed on and to which all American businesses are expected to comply, is just one manifestation of the extent to which government has weaved a spider’s web of commands over the business community.

The Small Business Administration has estimated that compliance costs imposed on American enterprise by this mountain of regulations maybe upwards of $2 trillion a year.

At the same time, the tangled web of corrupt government-private sector relationships is also reflected in the size and cost of special interest lobbying activities connected with the Federal government.

According to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Government, in 2014 there were almost 12,000 registered lobbyists working in Washington, D.C. Their job is to influence the writing of legislation that serve special interest groups attempting to obtain sectorial tax breaks, anti-competitive regulations or market restrictions, redistributions of wealth, or taxpayer funded subsidies and protections from the realities of free market competition and trade, or to advance various ideologically motived “causes.”

Spending Big Money to Plunder Others

The Center for Responsive Government, which tracks who lobbies and for what purposes and causes through the targeting of specific holders of or contenders for Federal elected office, including the Presidency and both Houses of the U.S. Congress, estimated that in 2014 lobbyists spent nearly $3.25 billion in the pursuit of privileges for some at the expense of others in society.

Just alone in 2013-2014, over $500 million dollars was spent on lobbying activity by the financial, insurance, and real estate sectors. Ideological and single-issue groups spent more than $352 million. Lawyers and lobbyists spent $151.5 million; health industry companies spent $142 million; and labor unions “invested” $140.6 million on lobbying.

Communications and electronic companies spent $116 million; energy and natural resource sector, $115 million; agribusiness, $77 million; construction companies, $67.7 million; transportation firms, $61 million, and defense companies, $25.4 million.

Based on the Senate Office of Public Records, the Center for Responsive Government calculates that lobbyists spent close to $41 billion on lobbying activities over the last 15 years, since the beginning of the twenty-first century.

These billions of special interest-serving dollars have influenced and affected the spending of trillions of dollars of Federal government expenditures over the same decade and a half. The lobbyists work with and use those who hold high political office so the special interest and ideological groups who employ them can plunder many others in American society; they can be viewed as among the most successful enterprisers in the country.

The Best Politicians Money Can Buy

But the symbiotic relationship between politicians and special interest groups of all types does not begin or end with the formal lobbying for legislative, regulatory and fiscal privileges and favors in the halls of Congress and the White House in Washington, D.C.

It goes on all year round all over the country in the form of campaign and electioneering contributions to get those elected or reelected who can be depended upon to direct the powers of government in ways that interest groups and ideological activists desire and from which they hope to benefit.

Again according to the Center for Responsive Politics, in 2013-2014, individuals and PACS donated over $1.6 billion to 1,671candidates of both major political parties running for office in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Democratic Party candidates received $736 million, while Republican Party candidates received $901.5 million.

While it may seem unseemly to suggest such a thing, these amounts for legislative lobbying and campaign funding, of course, do not include more millions of dollars that grease the palms of those in political power or who want to be in those lofty positions that represent funding that are outside the official channels in the form of “gifts,” travel junkets, off-the-books expense accounts, and out-and-out bribes of one type or another.

The real world of corrupted and corrupting crony capitalism includes more than lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions to have ringside seats in the halls of political plunderland.

The media has been in a frenzy with the revelations that the Volkswagen automobile company manipulated information about emission standards on its diesel vehicles to deceive environmental regulators in both the United States and Europe. This is being portrayed by many in the media as another example and “proof” of the consequences of unbridled capitalism, when left outside of sufficiently tight and demanding government regulation and intense oversight.

Government Partnerships and the Volkswagen Scandal

However, a closer look shows that this is, instead, another example of the result arising from government, business and labor union “partnerships.” In Germany, labor union representatives sit on the executive boards of large companies and corporations that work closely with various levels of the German government to attain political and “social” goals and objectives very different and separate from what a truly free market company does in pursuing peaceful and honest profits in the service of consumer demand on open, competitive markets.

On September 25, 2015, The New York Times quoted a former Volkswagen executive who said:

{color:#000;}“There’s no other company where the owners and the unions are working so closely together as Volkswagen. [Volkswagen] guarantees jobs for over half the supervisory board. What management, the government and the unions all want is full employment, and the more jobs, the better. Volkswagen is seen as having a national mission to provide employment to the German people. That’s behind the push to be No. 1 in the world. They’ll look the other way about anything.”

In such a politicized market economy, working for and serving “national” and “social” interests become the guiding principle of business decision-making. Not only does it lead to wasteful and inefficient economic business operations having less or sometimes nothing to do with cost-effective management and allocation of labor and resources to make better, newer and less expensive products, it also corrupts the individuals participating in these activities.

Breaking one or more regulatory standards imposed by government on these enterprises is merely one way of “doing business” to advance other political goals such as “jobs” and “full employment” that are expected as part of the “partnerships” with local and national-level politicians and labor union leaders.

The only thing expected from the business enterprises in these intricate political webs is: Don’t get caught. If you do, then your political partners become like Captain Renault, the prefect of police in the 1942 movie “Casablanca.” When Renault orders the closing of Rick’s Café, the owner asks him on what grounds. Renault declares that he is “shocked, shocked” to discover that there is gambling going on in the café. At which point the roulette coupé appears with a stack of franc banknotes in his hand and says to Renault, “Your winnings, Sir.”

Volkswagen got caught, and will pay handsomely in financial and other penalties that will, no doubt, be imposed by the U.S. and European governments. And all the time, Volkswagen’s political partners, especially in Germany, who fostered and worked with the company to play its part in the “game” of government interventionism that has nothing to do with market-oriented enterprise, will sanctimoniously condemn the greedy and “selfish” conduct of profit-hungry businessmen.

What all these examples and facts about lobbying activities, campaign funding and government-business partnerships highlight is the pervasive extent to which “capitalism” as it now exists in the United States or Europe – or in fact all other parts of the world – has nothing to do with free market, laissez-faire capitalism.

Corrupting Hand of the Interventionist State

The Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, described this twisted, corrupted, and politicized capitalism over 80 years ago, in 1932, in an essay on “The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism,” published shortly before the coming of Hitler and the Nazi movement to power:

{color:#000;}“In the interventionist state it is no longer of crucial importance for the success of an enterprise that the business should be managed in a way that it satisfies the demands of consumers in the best and least costly manner.

{color:#000;}“It is far more important that one has ‘good relationships’ with the political authorities so that the interventions work to the advantage and not the disadvantage of the enterprise. A few marks’ more tariff protection for the products of the enterprise and a few marks’ less tariff for the raw materials used in the manufacturing process can be of far more benefit to the enterprise than the greatest care in managing the business.

{color:#000;}“No matter how well an enterprise may be managed, it will fail if it does not know how to protect its interests in the drawing up of the custom rates, in the negotiations before the arbitration boards, and with the cartel authorities. To have ‘connections’ becomes more important that to produce well and cheaply.

{color:#000;}“So the leadership positions within the enterprises are no longer achieved by men who understand how to organize companies and to direct production in the way the market situation demands, but by men who are well thought of ‘above’ and ‘below,’ men who understand how to get along well with the press and all the political parties, especially with the radicals, so that they and their company give no offense. It is that class of general directors that negotiate far more often with state functionaries and party leaders than with those from whom they buy or to whom they sell.

{color:#000;}“Since it is a question of obtaining political favors for these enterprises, their directors must repay the politicians with favors. In recent years, there have been relatively few large enterprises that have not had to spend very considerable sums for various undertakings in spite of it being clear from the start that they would yield no profit. But in spite of the expected loss it had to be done for political reasons. Let us not even mention contributions for purposes unrelated to business – for campaign funds, public welfare organizations, and the like.

{color:#000;}“Forces are becoming more and more generally accepted that aim at making the direction of large banks, industrial concerns, and stock corporations independent of the shareholders . . . The directors of large enterprises nowadays no longer think they need to give consideration to the interests of the shareholders, since they feel themselves thoroughly supported by the state and that they have interventionist public opinion behind them.

{color:#000;}“In those countries in which statism has most fully gained control . . . they manage the affairs of their corporations with about as little concern for the firm’s profitability as do the directors of public enterprises. The result is ruin.

{color:#000;}“The theory that has been cobbled together says that these enterprises are too big to allow them to be managed simply in terms of their profitability. This is an extraordinarily convenient idea, considering that renouncing profitability in the management of the company leads to the enterprise’s insolvency. It is fortunate for those involved that the same theory then demands state intervention and support for those enterprises that are viewed as being too big to be allowed to go under . . .

{color:#000;}“The crisis from which the world is suffering today is the crisis of interventionism and of national and municipal socialism; in short, it is the crisis of anti-capitalist policies.”

How different is today, in its essential qualities, from Mises’ description of the interventionist state and government-business “partnerships” during those years between the two World Wars?

Real Free Markets Mean Privileges for None

If what we have today is what is widely referred to as “crony capitalism,” then how might we define and explain what a truly free market capitalism would be like? Let me suggest that the following seven points capture the essence of a real free economy:

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p<>{color:#000;}. All means of production (land, resources, capital) are privately owned;

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p<>{color:#000;}. The use of the means of production is under the control of private owners who may be individuals or corporate entities;

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p<>{color:#000;}. Consumer demands determine how the means of production will be used;

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p<>{color:#000;}. Competitive forces of supply and demand determine the prices of consumer goods and the various factors of production including wages of workers;

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p<>{color:#000;}. The success or failure of individual and corporate enterprises is determined by the profits and losses these enterprises earn in free competition with their rivals in the market place;

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p<>{color:#000;}. The free market is not confined to domestic transactions, and includes freedom of international trade;

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p<>{color:#000;}. Government is limited in its activities to the enforcement and protection of life, liberty, and honestly acquired property against, violence and fraud.

In a real free market, there is no place for politicians to offer privileges and favors, because there are none to sell. There is no motive or gain for special interest groups to spend huge sums of money in campaign contributions or lobbying expenses, because political benefits for some at others’ expense cannot be bought.

Wasteful and corrupting “partnerships” between government and business enterprises cannot occur because political authority is restrained from any task other than the securing of each individual’s right to his life, liberty, and peacefully acquired property.

As Ludwig von Mises said, the political and economic crises through which the world suffers is not the crisis or failure of the free market. No, it is the crisis and failure of the interventionist-welfare state, and its anti-free market capitalist ideology.

In current investigations of Tesla Motors and Elon Musk, investigators are focused on potentially unethical and criminal activities concerning the following issues:

 

 

- The origins of Tesla and why Elon Musk had nothing to do with creating Tesla Motors

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and White House staff

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and Department of Energy staff

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and In-Q-Tel

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and political campaign financiers

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and Google, including Eric Schmidt and Google investors

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and Goldman Sachs

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and Russian oligarch “business men”

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and media outlets such as Think Progress, New America Foundation, ALICE, Media Matters, Gawker Media, Google, and related information control consortium’s

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and John Doerr’s Kleiner Perkins Company

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners, the National Venture Capitol Association, the Silicon Valley Cartel and the coordinated venture capital “Black-listing” of Tesla competitors

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and Troll Farm services that provide “click-farm”, “meat-puppet”, “sock-puppet”, “fake likes” and automated contrived social media

 

- The deaths, and traumatic injuries, of Tesla Motor’s staff, investors, investigators and customers

 

- The war profiteering, and lobbied invasion efforts, by Tesla investors, for Afghanistan, Bolivian and other foreign lithium mining contracts

 

- The details of the political campaign kick-backs, and the pay-offs of gratis taxpayer cash, tax credits, real estate, government contracts, write-offs, stock warrants, and other payola as criminally “unjust rewards”

 

- The known, and covered-up, dangers of toxic vapors, fires and explosions of lithium ion batteries

 

- The relationship between Tesla owners and Dianne Feinstein, her husband Richard Blum and Harry Reid

 

- The charges and lawsuits against Elon Musk, and Tesla Motors for Fraud, by wives, employees, founders, supplies, investors and others

 

- Recent leaks and disclosures

 

- Potential criminal charges against the suspects and the financial relationships of all suspects

 

- Systemized corruption and kick-back programs within state, and federal, agencies

 

- Cover-ups created to protect political officials who benefited from stock, campaign support and other perks

 

- The planting of “Moles” and the operation of sabotage efforts against multiple competitors by Tesla staff

 

- Coordinated, criminal, stock market manipulations via “Flash Boy Algorithms”, “Buy Bots”, “Pumping via buybacks”, “Valuation fraud via Google ranking manipulation”, “Media cover-ups and news hiding via Google ranking manipulation”, “DOE PR Valuation boost coordinations” and direct TSLA stock chart fraud

 

- Who, knew what, and when they knew it

 

 

 

MUSK’S OWN STAFF CALL HIM: “A LIAR

 

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

By Ashlee Vance

Illustrations by The Red Dress

SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.

In late October 2001, Elon Musk went to Moscow to buy an intercontinental ballistic missile. He brought along Jim Cantrell, a kind of international aerospace supplies fixer, and Adeo Ressi, his best friend from Penn. Although Musk had tens of millions in the bank, he was trying to get a rocket on the cheap. They flew coach, and they were planning to buy a refurbished missile, not a new one. Musk figured it would be a good vehicle for sending a plant or some mice to Mars.

[][] Tesla Motors and the Road To Corruption

 

[* By Amy Landin- Washington Digital Review *]

 

It began as an idea by a couple of guys (none of whom were Elon Musk) who wanted to stiff it to the petroleum industry. It ended with political crime, corruption and the theft of tens of billions of taxpayer’s dollars.

 

Jason was a junior level accounting major at Georgetown University. He had been recruited by Lachlan Seward, the loan program coordinator for the United States Secretary of Energy: Steven Chu. Jason thought that his low pay would yield big resume points, because, on this late October evening, he was going over the use of funds for a twenty five billion dollar “special” government fund. It was “big ticket” project and he knew he would be able to impress Wall Street, when he went job hunting at the end of this internship.

 

There was one problem, though, as he poured over the papers spread across the conference table on the upper floor of 1000 Independence Avenue, in the U.S. capital.

 

As he looked at the figures in front of him, again, he had a shiver go up his spine.

 

It wasn’t excitement, it wasn’t anticipation, It wasn’t the chill of the office. He was beginning to think that something was horribly, horribly wrong.

 

The problem was, he just realized he was being ordered to arrange the materials in order to hand the taxpayer money over to the least qualified applicant. Additionally, the least qualified applicant was best friends with, and helped nominate, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

 

The applicant was Tesla Motors.

 

Nearly a billion dollars of taxpayer money has been spent on media hype about Tesla Motors and Elon Musk. Almost the full extent of that media smoke-screen, and Internet search engine rigging obfuscation effort, has been dedicated to keeping the public from finding out the truth about Tesla Motors.

 

Tesla was started by a couple of tech nerds who really hated oil companies. It labored for a number of years with little to show. Elon Musk then showed up, to run a hostile take-over of Tesla, and threw the founders out, during some very nasty lawsuits in which Tesla founder: Martin, accused him in court papers, and blogs, of being a fraud and a weasel.

 

Musk, and his Silicon Valley Cartel, had figured out a way to monopolize lithium mining deals in Afghanistan, and other war-profiteered regions. He had hooked up with Senator’s Feinstein and Reid, via some spectacularly crooked insider stock, real-estate and supplier contract kick-back schemes, in order to grease the skids for a business conglomerate based on government hand-outs.

 

The $25 billion dollars had come from the U.S. taxpayers under a law called the Section 136 law. It was no ordinary pig trough bill. It had restrictions which, if violated, would meet the legal requirements of a felony-grade crime. John Doerr, Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk had crafted the schemed up portion of the Section 136 Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing fund. It It was rigged to put tens of billions of taxpayer dollars right in their pockets, via an elaborate smoke-and-mirrors scam.

 

[_ What Jason was looking at showed, in a side by side shoot-out, with all 200+ applicants, that Tesla Motors, compared to all others, was not only the least qualified but was in violation of the very law that operated the fund. Additionally, Tesla's investors were campaign financiers, and they had been demanding that the applicants who competed with them, get “nixed”. _]

 

The documents and the Treasury, SEC and GAO reports seemed to indicate that something was wrong in Tesla-land.

 

The law said that the applicant must use existing factories: Tesla was applying to build new real estate in order to benefit Diane Feinsteins husband’s realty holdings.

 

The law said that the applicant must not be on the verge of bankruptcy yet Elon Musk had told Energy Department executives that Tesla would go bankrupt without the cash. Musk later confessed to this in on-camera interviews.

 

The law said that Tesla must comply with NEPA non-toxicity rules yet the Tesla factories were known to emit cancer-causing materials and had killed thousands of workers in China. Additionally, a plan to build a Nevada Tesla battery factory was found to be so toxic that it could kill entire towns from the toxic run-off. Additionally, disposal of Tesla batteries creates a domestic toxic dump as bad as Three Mile Island.

 

The law said that the money must be used to create U.S. jobs, yet Tesla was planning on (and, in fact, did) hiring a large number of H-1B off-shore workers.

 

The law said that the awardee had to pay an awarding fee. Tesla never paid the fee and their staff even bragged about the waiver in a public presentation.

 

The law said that the awardee had to have a factory-ready design. During the entire time of Tesla’s application; not only did they not have any design but they used the money they got from the taxpayers, to start from scratch and figure it out. Their submitted napkin design was $100,000.00 over-budget PER CAR, during the DOE application period time. Nothing in the DOE Tesla application technical design “rough idea” has any resemblance to the car that actually emerged from the “factory”.

 

Outside of the Section 136 law, federal criminal law says that you must not bribe politicians to get awarded federal money. Tesla has been shown to have bribed the very politicians that awarded the taxpayer cash.

 

[_ The section 136 law said that the applicant must have a top-level “debt ratio”. A debt ratio is how much money has been dumped into a company vs. the likelihood of paying all of the investors back. Tesla had THE WORST DEBT RATIO of all 200+ applicants. In other words, based on Treasury investigators analysis: Tesla had burned up so much money, with so little potential, and so little volume demand, that the ability to survive was almost nil. Department of Energy staff, who were, exclusively, hand-holding Tesla through the DOE program, helped arranged for a Detroit car company to temporarily acquire some Tesla stock in order to help Tesla fudge their book-keeping, so that the debt-ratio would falsely appear to balance just long enough for the award of taxpayer cash to be issued. Most of Tesla's main sales were to it's own investors and political fan-boys, in order to inflate order reports. _]

 

Tesla’s application promised to sell at least 200,000 cars by 2012. In fact Tesla, as of today, has barely sold a tiny fraction of that number, after missing every milestone in it’s original application, and after wasting more money, per car, than any other car maker in manufacturing history.

 

These violations of the rules of the programs, the laws of the nation and the realms of morality went on and on. The list was long. Jason was now sweating.

 

Here was a company that appeared to be a total sham. It was a hyped up, internet-buzz calculated, stock market skim machine. It’s supporters were the leaders in the use of “Flash Boy” stock market manipulation algorithms. Tesla shared the same plot of land with another company, which involved most of the same people. That other company was the soon-to-be-FBI-raided SOLYNDRA.

 

What was Jason going to tell his boss at The Department of Energy? He visualized his career swirling around the rim of a toilet bowl as he tried to form the words, in his mind, to tell his boss that the applicant, called Tesla Motors, was a stink bomb.

 

Jason never got to have that meeting with his boss. The next day the Department of Energy controller, who sat in between the boss and Jason, took the briefing from Jason. He complimented Jason on his excellent work but said that he would handle the revelation with the boss.

 

Not that many weeks later, Jason was shocked to see Steven Chu on CNN announcing the award of the vast sums of the taxpayer cash, via the $25 Billion dollar “special fund” to Elon Musk and Tesla Motors.

 

What had happened?, he wondered. What could have erased a volume of dark revelations from review? Having not yet heard of”Lois Lerner” or the “Hillary Email Caper” yet, he could not imagine what had gone sideways.

 

He made his way, with urgency, to the controller’s office, where he had first disclosed his findings. The controller looked up as he walked in, gave a commiserating expression and simply said…” …I know, how you must feel about now..”

 

There is nothing you can do except forget that this ever happened. We got a memo. This memo! . “I can’t ever show it to you, but it is a game-changer.”

 

Jason saw the memo, lit from behind, as the controller held it, facing away from Jason, but back-lit by the setting sun. It had a very distinct blue circular logo, at the top, and a watermark that is like no other in the world.

 

The White House had ordered the wave-through of their campaign financier’s company despite all of the known false-hoods, misdeeds and out-right lies that Tesla had engaged in.

 

 

How Elon Musk Fakes Tesla fans and stock enthusiasm with automated troll farms:

Automated mass internet manipulation attack “Troll Farm” Tactics used by Tesla to rig internet perceptions:

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/

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Death By Tesla

 

By Susan Johnlo (Based on actual events)

 

The sun glistened off the sleek futuristic body of the six figure Tesla sports car as it careened around the next curve of the beautiful Malibu coastal highway.

Below, the Pacific Ocean spread out to the horizon in an endless carpet of blue, undulating waves and sparkling wonder.

Nickleback was blaring from the speakers of the car, the driver’s hair was tossed in the wind, his popped collar was flapping in the high speed rush of air and his Ray Bans barely hid his I-own-the-world feeling of delight in the moment.

Then the gates of hell opened up…

The car suddenly swerved, it dived straight off the cliff. Did the driver smell the smoke, or see the flames first? We may never be sure.

Was the, notoriously, hackable Tesla suddenly taken over by Chinese hackers, who had found his car IP address on the internet? That is another question that has yet to be resolved.

What is certain, is the horrific death that then followed. As investigators, safety engineers and fire officials detail the sequence of events, the results require a warning to readers: Do not read further if you have a weak stomach –

First, lithium ion battery number 862, in the floor pan of the car, experienced the collapsing housing of the lightweight aluminum box housing that surrounded it. The collapsing metal pierced the skin of the first battery. This was caused by the first rock that the lower corner of the Tesla floor pan slammed into.

The rapid compression, and distortion of the 3 inch long Tesla battery caused that battery to buckle and forced the metal compounds inside, the lithium ion core battery chemicals, to experience the force as a pyrotechnic trigger. This, then caused that battery to release vapors, while at the same time, igniting those vapors like a little hand-grenade.

This battery had just been struck, ignited and exploded, and in that fire and explosion it was releasing gases which the driver was inhaling in his last moments of life. Those gasses have been publicly documented by The FDA, OSHA, Panasonic , and hundreds of other laboratory-grade facilities, to be the cause of cancer, liver damage, neurological damage, fetal damage and other deadly health issues.

If this driver had not been killed by the fire and explosions, he would have had a longer, slower set of lethal issues to contend with.

Back to battery number 862; a few milliseconds after battery number 862 experienced the catastrophic explosion, battery number 863, right next to it, experienced the same devastating failure. This was followed by battery number 864, then number 865, then number 866, milliseconds apart. A chain reaction of self-igniting thermal hell was underway and no fireman could stop it now, nor, could they stop it after the crash.

The unstoppable nature of this lithium ion battery fire, set Malibu Canyon, itself, on fire.

So these flashlight-type batteries, that every Tesla driver is sitting on top of, are going off like military grade incendiary devices, during this crash, one-after-the-other.

These flashlight batteries were never made to be used in cars. Safety engineers say that Elon Musk’s decision to use these batteries, in this way, was based on rapid profit exploitation, and not on proper engineering.

Be that as it may, we are now mid-way through the slow motion movie of this crash. The batteries are exploding, one after the other, the car is plowing through the rocks and debris as it dives off the cliff. But the horror has only begun. How many batteries do we have to watch explode in this single vehicle? NEARLY 8000 EXPLODING BATTERIES.

Let us stop and consider this fact.

Where only one in 40 gasoline tanks, in each regular car accident, ever explodes. Here, in one car, you have nearly 8000 possibilities of an explosion AND each battery, that explodes, has an extremely high likelihood of setting off, all the rest, in a chain reaction. Do you like those odds? You have a 400% better chance of winning the lottery.

In our slow motion analysis, we have only crossed the half-way point in the accident. The front of the car is crumpling, the heavy batteries are being thrown upwards, through the floor of the car, to cover the driver in exploding lithium metal particles, and the cockpit of the car is filling up with some of the most toxic fumes you can legally produce.

Still, the worst is yet to come.

The special alloys, which Tesla decided to make its car out of, turn out to interact with the exploding batteries to cause an effect called alloy conflagration. The very metal of the Tesla car has now been set on fire by the massive heat from these exploding batteries. The car has turned into the public version of a military phosphorous bomb, one of the most hideous military weapons of all time. This burning metal composition is worse than napalm, it can burn all the way through your face, your skull, and any bones in your body. It is a fire that almost nothing can extinguish.

Molten, flaming metal is dripping on the driver and it is coming from every side of the car, surrounding him in a fireball of deadly metal lava.

The car has finally come to a rest in a fireball. The driver is consumed in a nightmare of fire, dripping molten metal and deadly toxic smoke. The pain is beyond comprehension.

He is, in the same moment, burned to death, asphyxiated and entombed in red hot liquid metal.

The resulting fire, in the Canyon, is, at first, unstoppable and threatens the entire community of homes.

The first responder’s attempts to douse the car fire, only make it worse! Water, it turns out, makes lithium ion batteries explode all over again. The car has been filled with a type of battery that mere bumps, and water, can cause to explode. Let me repeat this for emphasis: WATER MAKES LITHIUM ION BATTERIES EXPLODE. Not only does water not put out lithium ion fires, IT MAKES THEM WORSE!

Hours later, after the car has burned itself out, the first responders try to recover the body.

The problem is, they can’t recognize a body. The driver has been burned into an unrecognizable lump of melted plastic, molten metal and human flesh.

His lovely drive down the coast ended in a horror as awful as any nightmare midnight movie.

So this use, of this battery, in this way, was decided by the very Senators and billionaire campaign investors who owned the stock in this battery. If you wonder why a deadly choice, like this, was made about a battery that already had all of these dangers fully documented, on federal record; the answer can be found in one word: Corruption.

This massive oversight, putting the public at such risk, took place because a kick-back scheme was created by Mr. Musk, and his campaign finance partners. They chose greed, over scientific facts. Those chose mining commodity deals, and expediency, over proper engineering. They chose corruption, over anything else.

So, when you buy a Tesla, you need to think about your own safety and the safety of the American political system. Consider not supporting corruption and consider supporting the safety of yourself and your family.

[][] Eric Holder

The United States Attorney General was charged with some of the most overt cover ups of Wall Street and Silicon Valley campaign financiers, in the scandal. Master of the cover-up and prosecution avoider: Eric Holder – Crime Boss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the course of the THE CLEAN TECH CRASH http://thecleantechcrash.wordpress.com/), one man was in charge of the Justice Department cover-ups; that one man had a financial connection to every perpetrator in the crimes; that one man profited by those crimes and that one man was placed in his job by those who created the scandal. The very man that was supposed to protect us, was running the biggest part of the crime operation. Meet Mr. Eric Holder:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of you probably do not recognize the name, Eric Holder.  He’s the Obama-appointed head of the Justice – or rather, “Justice” – Department.   He’s the scoundrel who penned the Marc Rich pardon letter signed by Clinton on his way out of the White House for the last time (and on his way to Denise Rich’s 5th Avenue apartment for his “fee” to sign the letter).  Marc Rich was the wealthy commodities trader who didn’t think he should pay taxes so he fled to Switzerland to avoid enforcement of the law.  I guess Eric Holder didn’t think so either.

Most of you do know that, despite a rapid acceleration in Wall Street criminality and fraud, the Eric Holder/Obama Justice Department has seen a precipitous drop in financial crime prosecutions compared to the Bush years.  Hard to believe this is the same presidential candidate who promised to clean up Wall Street and Capitol Hill.

This one may well take the gold medal for examples of just how corrupt system has become:

 Gangster Bankers: Too Big To Jail

 

I SERIOUSLY CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THE

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, ERIC HOLDER, JUST SAID THISUNDER OATH IN FRONT OF CONGRESS:

“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute…it will have a negative impact on the national economy”  – Eric Holder, Attorney General, United States of America, 3/6/2013  [+ LINK+]

[*Think about what Holder just said there for a moment.  He just said that the banks can get away with whatever they want because if the law is enforced upon them, it might hurt the economy.  *]

[*This is truly mind-blowing.  Basically, the Attorney General of the United States has said that the big banks are completely above the law.  There’s nothing left for us to do.  Eric Holder has officially turned this country over to the big Wall Street banks. *
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*This means that Obama and Eric Holder have COMPLETELY FAILED to do the job they are elected to do.  Which is to uphold the Constitution and Rule of Law. *]

 

By DAVE IN DENVER

 

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Eric Holder Archives – Judicial Watch

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Judicial Watch

Sep 8, 2015 – In March 2013, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder launched a criminal … Leadership Summit to Focus Attention on Corruption of Obama …

Eric Holder – Discover the Networks

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Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. was born on January 21, 1951 in the Bronx, New York …… resigned to protest the “corrupt nature” of DOJ’s dismissal of the case against

Longtime Federal Attorney: Eric Holder Protects Corrupt …

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The New York Observer

Jun 19, 2014 – Attorney General Eric Holder has systematically consolidated the power and authority of the Department of Justice, opposing calls for reform.

Is the Eric Holder Department of Justice the most corrupt? by …

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Apr 14, 2014 – It is widely believed that the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder is the most political in memory, if not ever. Is it also the …

Eric Holder and JPMorgan Chase: Corruption So Brazen and So Common …

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Apr 29, 2015 – As hobbies for old liberals go, there doesn’t seem to be much percentage in expending energies kvetching about what a sorry bunch of …

Goodbye, Eric Holder? | Frontpage Mag

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FrontPage Magazine

Is the attorney general’s reign of corruption coming to an end? … Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder told the New Yorker magazine he plans to step down …

Eric Holder – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wikipedia

Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) served as the 82nd Attorney … Dan Rostenkowski (D–Illinois) for corruption charges related to his role in the …

Religion‎: ‎Episcopalianism

Political party‎: ‎Democratic

Children‎: ‎Maya; Brooke; Eric

Deputy‎: ‎David W. Ogden; James M. Cole; …

Eric Holder Gives Prosecutors 90 Days to File Wall Street …

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Truthout

Feb 19, 2015 – Attorney General Eric Holder has given the Justice Department an opportunity to rewrite his legacy.

FUND & VON SPAKOVSKY: The injustice of Eric Holder …

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The Washington Times

Sep 16, 2014 – Illustration of Eric Holder and the corruption of the Justice … public has also recognized just how politically corrupt Mr. Holder is, given this …

The Justice Department’s New Policy Is a Brutal Admission …

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The Fiscal Times

Sep 11, 2015 – Related: Eric Holder’s Shameful Legacy on Wall Street Fraud … The working theory inside the Holder Justice Department was to only go after …. that shows 75corruption.

Attorney General Eric Holder blocking reports of corruption …

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That attempt to halt the continuing corruption-enabled terrorist successes was blocked by U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. He filed a motion in a federal action filed by

GOP Plans Special Prosecutor for Eric Holder Over Corruption

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Jun 14, 2014 – In the wake of evidence being produced that shows collusion between Eric Holder and the DOJ and Lois Lerner and the IRS to target …

Eric Holder returns to law firm that represents Wall Street …

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World Socialist Web Site

Jul 11, 2015 – Eric Holder, the Obama administration’s Attorney General from 2009 to 2015, has gone back to his old job at the Covington & Burling law firm, …

Shame on Eric Holder, Wall Street’s Attorney General

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Truthout

Jul 23, 2015 – Shame on Eric Holder, Wall Street’s Attorney General … of unprosecutable, untouchable individuals in the name of protecting the US economy.

Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the …

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Rolling Stone

Jul 8, 2015 – Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold … Eric Holder is back at Covington & Burling after serving as U.S. attorney general for ….. Yes because an innocent man protecting his country died you j***azz!

Eric Holder’s Huge Payday for Keeping His Wall Street Pals …

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Ring of Fire

Jul 7, 2015 – Protecting Wall Street thugs has finally paid off for former Attorney General Eric Holder as he’s returning to his old job at the Covington & Burling …

Why Eric Holder’s new job is an insult to the American public …

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Salon

Jul 7, 2015 – That’s because practically no law firm has done more to protect Wall Street executives from the consequences of their criminal activities than …

Matt Taibbi: Eric Holder Back to Wall Street-Tied Law Firm …

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Democracy Now!

Jul 8, 2015 – Matt Taibbi: Eric Holder Back to Wall Street-Tied Law Firm After Years of … The law firm’s client list has included many of the big banks Holder failed to ….. European Parliament Votes to Protect Snowden from Rendition.

After 6-Year Tenure Not Prosecuting Banks, Eric Holder …

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Common Dreams NewsCenter

Jul 7, 2015 – Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s return this week to a … firm has done more to protect Wall Street executives from the consequences …

Eric Holder’s Job Prospects Were Too Big to Fail – Bloomberg

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Bloomberg L.P.

Jul 8, 2015 – Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice … “That’s because practically no law firm has done more to protect Wall Street …

Eric Holder: Don’t Ignore Wall Street’s Crimes – The Other 98%

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As Attorney General Eric Holder resigns he wants us to believe that no bank is too big to jail. … Here are just two blockbuster criminal cases that Eric Holder’s Justice … Get Money Out of Politics · Protect Our Environment · Reform Wall Street …

[][] Eric Schmidt

In the California portion of the incident, as a payola scam: state officials gave exclusive taxpayer resources, as kick-back gifts, to a handful of cartel campaign billionaires including Elon Musk, John Doerr, Steve Jurvetson, Steve Westly, Eric Schmidt and their associates.

 

The state officials, working with federal insiders, unethical and illegally, exclusively gave this campaign funding cartel free, or low cost, real estate; NASA facilities and fuel; tax waivers; free services; stock market valuation manipulations; tariff waivers; inspection waivers; employment fee waivers; “cleantech” credits; banking incentives; tax write-off profits; stock valuation manipulation coverage; falsification of reported income via non-GAAP acceptance; negotiation pressure to favor the cartel over competitors in real estate and funding contracts, union interference support; and other “unjust rewards” manipulated as quid-pro-quo favors between those officials and the Silicon Valley cartel

 

Solyndra’s FBI raid and the loss of over $500 Million dollars of taxpayer cash in the Solyndra portion of the case, brought this matter into the public eye. It was discovered that California Senator Dianne Feinstein had lobbied to fund Solyndra, and adjacent operation Tesla, while holding the property, construction, stock, HR and other profit rights to those entities, in an overt and corrupt conflict of interest.

 

These state officials were funded by these cartel individuals via various insider stock warrants, expenses, favors and direct cash transfers. Those same state officials, at the same time, engaged in the sabotage, stonewalling, and circumvention of the competitors to that cartel and denied, only the competitors to that cartel, the same advantages. This resulting in organized crime-class manipulation of public offices by government officials, for personal profit.

 

Numerous California businesses, and individuals, who competed with this cartel were attacked and sabotaged by these government officials, based on orders from the Silicon Valley campaign financing cartel. The FBI, and the Grand Jury, have been implored to issue indictments against these State, Federal and corrupt campaign financing persons.

 

by James Corbett
BoilingFrogsPost.com

Google Inc. is back in the news this week, with a fresh round of headlines about the search giant and government censorship. Ironically–though perhaps not surprisingly for the corporate media–the stories are not about Google’s admitted but classified relationship with government agencies like the NSA, though. Instead, they portray the internet company as a protagonist sticking up for users’ privacy rights against governments that are increasingly interested in blocking, scrubbing or banning links, search results, and online videos that those governments want to suppress.

Under headlines like “Google reports ‘alarming’ rise in government censorship requests” and “Google Sees Surge in Censorship Demands,” writers for mainstream publications are dutifully outlining the results of a new Google Inc. [+ transparency report+] detailing precisely how many times they have been petitioned by governments around the world to censor, block, or scrub material that they find unlawful or objectionable.

The report outlines, for instance, that the US government made [+ 6,192 separate requests+] for Google to remove information from its services in the latter half of 2011, up from 757 requests in the first half of that year.

Other reports highlight government requests for Google to remove videos from YouTube, including the Thai governments’ request to remove access to hundreds of videos [+ insulting the king+] (which Google complied with) and Canada’s request to remove a video of a Canadian flushing his passport down the toilet, which Google did not comply with.

The report makes clear that governments are increasingly turning to Google to expunge information that they don’t like–or at least access to that information–from the internet.

As a PR exercise, Google’s latest report is brilliantly executed and timed, deflecting some of the negative press that the company has received in recent weeks over the ongoing Street View debacle, even as it allows news outlets to portray the company as a valiant defender of users’ privacy against increasingly invasive governments. Conveniently left out of the equation is the company’s past, its own repeated [+ violations+] and abuses of users’ privacy, and the unsettling statements that its executives have made about the very concept of privacy time and again over the years.

Google has always attempted to project itself as the white hat in the wild west of the modern internet. Cloaked in its cutesy “Don’t Be Evil” corporate slogan and its user-friendly design, the company has grown from a simple search engine into one of the largest assemblies of information in the history of the world without the type of scrutiny that one would expect during such a transformation.

The company sprang from PageRank, the end result of a 1996 research project by Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin that helped users find relevant websites from search queries by counting incoming links to a site. From this simple idea, the pair created the first incarnation of their website on the Stanford University servers, then registered the google domain name in 1997 and incorporated in 1998.

The company had as its explicit goal, the quest to catalogue, organize, and make accessible the sum total of human knowledge, and was aided in this ambitious quest by successive rounds of venture capital funding. Within a decade, it had already made significant inroads on its quest for total information awareness, having branched out into 3D satellite mapping services, launched highly popular webmail and cloud storage services, created its own web browser, acquired YouTube, and branched into mobile technologies with the Android smartphone.

It is not precisely clear when the company caught the attention of America’s intelligence agencies, but high-level whistleblowers suggest it was early on in the company’s history. In a 2006 [+ interview+], ex-CIA agent Robert David Steele suggested that it was from the very outset.

“I think Google took money from the CIA when it was poor and it was starting up,” Steele said in the interview. “They’ve been together for quite a while.”

Steele also fingered the company’s point man in the CIA: Dr. Rick Steinheiser in the Office of Research and Development. No further information has been revealed about the precise nature of that relationship, but tidbits continue to emerge from time to time.

It was widely [+ reported in 2010+], for example, that Google was in a working relationship with the US National Security Agency. The donation-funded Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a lawsuit requesting details of that relationship, but that suit was thrown out earlier this year. Details of the NSA/Google relationship are effectively classified.

There are also examples of the government-corporate revolving door that make observers of companies like Monsanto and Halliburton uneasy. It was [+ reported+] earlier this year, for instance, that Regina Dugan of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency would be leaving her post at the Pentagon to take up a senior executive position at Google.

Still, despite the growing amount of information that Google has over every aspect of the daily lives of its billion-plus unique monthly users, it has long avoided any serious scrutiny in the press. Initially sheltered by its “underdog” status in the fight against the tech giants like Apple and Microsoft, even the corporate press has been forced to cover the serious abuses that Google has inflicted on its users in recent years, as those abuses become more flagrant and less easily dismissible.

To the extent that mainstream news stories about Google even address these issues, it is inevitably in a throwaway quote toward the end of the article from someone who is dismissed as a “privacy advocate.” With information on the habits, thoughts, contacts, conversations, physical location, and even financial transactions of a sizable percentage of the population of the planet, however, it is not merely “privacy advocates” who are concerned about the information that the company handles and how it shares that data with governments. Indeed, for anyone who is familiar with the company, its background, its shareholders, or its executives’ personal philosophies, the questions of power that are inevitably raised by the staggering sums of data it holds on a growing percentage of the population are deeply troubling.

Like in so many other matters, however, what can never be mentioned is that the population does have a choice over how their information is used and collected. That information comes from choosing to use Google in the first place. There are plenty of alternative search engines that offer similar (if not identical) results to those offered by Google while simultaneously respecting users’ privacy and refusing to log IP addresses or other recognizable details of its users. There are alternative video sites, alternative email providers, and alternative browsers. By concentrating so much on Google, the press often makes it seem like there is no choice, and that we are all subject to the whims of this monolithic corporation and the whims of its executives as they roll out privacy changes by decree and conspire with government officials in secret.

Once again, it is up to the public to begin detaching themselves from this system and to stop feeding the Google behemoth with their data. By refusing to participate with the monopolization of the web, netizens can make it that much more difficult for their personal information to be bought, sold, or passed to greedy businessman or prying governments, and that much more difficult for videos like this one to be censored from the web.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY MAIL OUTS GOOGLE’S ATTEMPTED POLITICAL TAKEOVER OF WHITE HOUSE POLICIES!

DAILY MAIL OUTS GOOGLE’S ATTEMPTED POLITICAL TAKEOVER OF WHITE HOUSE POLICIES!

– Google interaction with Obama goes “beyond sinister”!

– Google investors handed almost entire U. S. Department of Energy “CleanTech” funds while all of their competitors were sabotaged by U. S. Department of Energy staff closely related to Google.

– “Google has bought The White House and Controlled Obama since Day 1″ say Republicans

– Investigation demanded

– Google was given NASA Ames Moffet Field federal airbase for their private jets and free taxpayer jet fuel on White House orders

– No decisions were made by White House that did not benefit Google and hurt Google’s competitors

GOP says “Google Bought Net Neutrality Decision”

– Google staff were placed in White House at all times

– Google had more meetings at White House than all the members of Congress put together

– Google owns part of Tesla and Tesla got funded by taxpayer cash, per White House demand, even though, at the time, Tesla was not qualified for federal hand-out

– Every CleanTech public funds “winner” was connected to Google investors and every applicant who was denied was a competitor to a Google investor

– Google now shown to have rigged it’s search engines and network systems to sabotage adversaries

Google and the Obama White House, sitting in a tree? The search giant’s relationship with the president stretches back to 2007 and is cozy as can be

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google employees donated $1.6 million to President Barack Obama’s two White House bids

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p<>{color:#000;}. The company told Daily Mail Online that it has spoken with the Federal Trade Commission about antitrust concerns; it was investigated in 2011 but later let off the hook

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p<>{color:#000;}. In the 2012 election, the company’s search algorithm customized results for Obama but sabotaged and down-ranked all results for Republican Mitt Romney

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google execs who have left to work in the White House include Obama’s chief technology officer

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p<>{color:#000;}. [*Hillary Clinton also poached her new tech chief from Google this week *]

By [+ David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com+]

 

When President Barack Obama dined with a dozen technology business leaders in California four years ago, it was Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt who sat at the head of the table.

Obama sat on one side, between the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Facebook pioneer Mark Zuckerberg, but the place of honor was no accident.

Google executives and employees donated more than $1.6 million to Obama’s two White House campaigns, and the online search giant parachuted top talent into both.

One result has been a coziness with the U.S. government’s executive branch that few other companies can match – marked by access for lobbyists, mentions in nearly half of Obama’s State of the Union addresses, and a personnel feeder trough serving the White House with new senior hires.

BEGINNING: In 2007 Barack Obama had an on-stage cameo with Google’s then-CEO Eric Schmidt as part of a presidential candidate series

INFLUENCE: Schmidt (far left) shared the head of the table with the spouse of a venture capitalist whose firm owned 20 per cent of Google, as President Obama dined with tech leaders in 2011

There have even been allegations that Google’s up-close-and-personal relationship with the West Wing earned it a reprieve from what would have been an earth-shaking Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit.

Google has insisted it never received special treatment in that case, punctuating its denials with an animated GIF of a laughing baby as a jab at the news outlet that leveled the charge.

White House visitor logs suggest a different kind of story for the company whose motto is ‘Don’t be evil.’

Employees of the Silicon Valley behemoth have been in the White House more than 230 times since Obama took office – approximately once per week. At least 190 of those meetings were with senior officials.

More than 60 featured Google lobbyist Johanna Shelton.

Overall, according to [+ The Wall Street Journal+], Google spent $16.8 million on lobbying last year. That’s four times the amount spent by Apple, whose market capitalization is twice as big.

It needed that muscle in 2011, after the FTC found Google [+ allegedly manipulated+] search results in ways that favored its own for-profit products. Amazon and eBay were among the companies who complained that Google was engaging in practices that violated antitrust laws.

The Journal reviewed emails showing that Google co-founder Larry Page met directly with FTC officials in late 2012 to discuss a settlement. About the same time, White House visitor logs show, Google chairman Eric Schmidt met with Obama senior adviser Pete Rouse.

REVOLVING DOOR? Google vice president Megan Smith left her job to become Obama’s chief technology officer

Lobbyist Joanna Shelton and General Counsel Kent Walker met with Jason Furman, then the newly minted chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. Furman followed up with a meeting with FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz.

The government closed its investigation two months after Obama won re-election.

READY FOR HILLARY: Stephanie Hannon, director of product management, civic innovation and social impact at Google, has become the Hillary Clinton campaign’s top technology guru

Google agreed to change its business practices but dodged a potential 10-figure fine – and saved the cost of litigating a years-long case that could have resulted in breaking up the company into smaller, more market-competitive units.

Both Google and the [+ FTC+] said at the time that there was no undue influence.

Google pilloried the Journal, which first suggested a link between the company’s access and the investigation’s outcome, saying the meetings its executives held with administration officials involved discussions about ‘everything but’ the antitrust investigation.

In a blog post, the company cited ‘patent reform, STEM education, self-driving cars, mental health, advertising, Internet censorship, smart contact lenses, civic innovation, R&D, cloud computing, trade and investment, cyber security, energy efficiency and our workplace benefit policies.’

The [+ written defense+] Google published took specific aim at Journal publisher Rupert Murdoch, and included an animated GIF of a laughing baby in a high chair.

But a Google spokesperson confirmed Thursday on background that company executives has talked with the FTC about unspecified antitrust concerns in the past. The spokesperson declined to be quoted or named.

Schmidt is a one-man case study of the kinds of influence a multibillionare tech titan can wield in Washington when the stars align.

LEFT-HAND MAN: Schmidt (right) got a prime seat at the table when newly minted President Obama met with a group of CEOs in February 2009

‘EVANGELIST’: Online pioneer Vint Cerf is Google’s top ‘Internet evangelist’ and also a member of Obama’s National Science Board

His ascent in Obama’s world began in 2007 when the future president visited Google’s California headquarters for a one-on-one interview, staged for the benefit of the company’s employees, then 16,000 strong.

Schmidt asked him about Iran, Pakistan, and Guantanamo Bay.

‘Close down Guantanamo,’ Obama replied, ‘restore Habeas Corpus, say no to Renditions, no to warrantless wiretaps.’

The exposure was vital: Obama ended up lapping the field in fundraising in the high-tech sector.

Obama offered Schmidt his choice of cabinet slots after the 2012 election – either Treasury or Commerce – and was even prepared to create a new ‘Secretary of Business’ position for him.

He declined all three but accepted a post on the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. He continues to evangelize about both his company and the president’s agenda, including ‘net neutrality’ regulations that have big Internet service providers up in arms.

Schmidt’s roots with Obama run deep. When the future president visited his campaign headquarters on Election Day in 2012, Schmidt was there overseeing final efforts to leverage ‘Big Data’ to nudge last-minute voters to the polls.

He was by then already a donor to Obama’s White House bids, contributing the maximum amount allowed by law both times.

Schmidt’s specialized software gave then-Senator Obama access to high-tech voter targeting algorithms that Republican John McCain couldn’t match.

HIGH LIFE: Google Ideas director Jared Cohen co-wrote a book with Princess Beatrice of York in 2013, three years after he left the Obama State Department to work for the search giant

ELECTION KINGS: Michael Slaby (left) and Justin Vincent (right) were key architects of Obama’s data-mining and voter-targeting software efforts, and both were emigres from Google

And Michael Slaby, the chief integration and innovation officer af Obama For America, the president’s campaign organization came over from a job as technology strategist for TomorrowVentures – Schmidt’s venture capital fund.

OFA also boasted former Google software engineer Justin Vincent as its senior codewriter, and former YouTube/Google lead Web developer Angus Durocher as its lead online software engineer.

Google itself was accused publicly of favoring Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in a more visible way.

Customized search results would appear when users typed ‘Obama’ into a search window, but entering ‘Romney’ yielded no such help.

Google claimed at the time that it was the result of a computer algorithm, not human intervention.

This week the president’s new initiative linking global warming with public health includes a specific buy-in from Google.

The company, the White House says, will ‘donate ten million hours of high-performance computing’ and help scientists to create ‘early warning capabilities’ for climate change-related disasters and related risks for diseases.

Some of that work could conceivably be performed by former White House staff who have joined Google, just as the president counts several former Google executives among his advisers.

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton this week hired away a top tech talent from Google for her presidential campaign-in-waiting.

Stephanie Hannon, formerly Google’s top dog on product management for ‘civic engagement,’ will help her navigate the digital waters in 2016.

Poaching seasoned Google veterans is a maneuver the Obama White House has perfected.

Megan Smith, a former vice president at the company, is now the administration’s chief technology officer.

Angus Durocher, a computer engineer who left Google to work for the Obama campaign, tweeted this photo of himself and Vice President Joe Biden when he was at work in the campaign’s New Hampshire nerve center

Google transforms streets into giant PAC MAN game

The deputy CTO position was held for Obama’s first two years by another Google emigre, Andrew McLaughlin.

He left the administration in 2011 after a reprimand for sharing details of government policy matters with his former coworkers via a personal email address.

Shortly after Obama moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, former Google project manager Katie Stanton became his director of citizen participation.

Sonal Shah, a former Google global development chief, moved to Washington the same month to lead the White House Office of Social Innovation.

And Vint Cerf, a widely acknowledged ‘father of the Internet,’ serves on Obama’s National Science Board.

Cerf has worked for Google since 2005 as a vice president and its ‘chief Internet evangelist.’

Read more: [+ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3032394/Google-Obama-White-House-sitting-tree-search-giant-s-relationship-president-stretches-2007-cozy-be.html#ixzz3WsJsXBA4+]
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 Former Google Senior Staff Claim Google is a “dangerous cult operation”, “10 times more powerful than Scientology ever will be..”

  – Eric Schmidt a constant voice in Obama’s ear: A “Dangerous Influence?”, say ex-secret service – Do “Madmen” run Google with a secret “global domination plan” for their personal interests? – Practicing bizarre sex hook-ups and the end of…

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GOOGLE MADNESS

WORLD WAR G !!! The Cost To American’s of Google’s “Be Evil” Program

- Anonymous focusing resources on Google – International media groups publishing expose reveals on the real Google – Journalists ramp up investigations on Google and it’s investors – Privacy groups targeting out-reach to every Google advertiser to, first, request an…

[* International Media Organizations Declare WAR ON GOOGLE: “A criminally corrupt manipulation monopoly!” “Shut Google Down!”*]

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  “Net Neutrality” actually means: Who do you want spying on you more? Google or Comcast! Pick! – It is really about Silicon Valley Campaign Backers (DNC) Vs. East Coast Telcos (GOP). ie: DNC Vs. GOP – Consumer gets no…

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- Top whistle-blowers suggest the public “Give Google The NFL Treatment”. “Abuse of our privacy as bad as NFL Abuse of our bodies” – Multiple privacy, data abuse, defamation lawsuits filed against Google.. and now by WHOLE NATIONS! – Charges…

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Can Google Be Sued For Rape?

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Google VC Kickbacks From DC?

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[* Snowden, Assange and Comcast want you to know that Google and Facebook ARE the CIA!*]

- COMCAST VERY HAPPY TO LET YOU KNOW THAT GOOGLE IS A SHAMASSANGE ‘I Told you so’ – Snowden confirms   Google Bankrolled By The CIA | Conscious Google, Facebook, eBay, PayPaL – Evidence is mounting that these…

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[* Humanoid Google Sex Robots Revealed?*]

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2r-sVyR7mk No need for condoms again. Germ-Free sex robots. Google Takes over NASA Ames Blimp Hanger for Robot “Experiments”. Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots – NYTimes.com Google executives said the company would honor existing military contracts, ……

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[* Google Hooker-Gate Back In News! Sex Addicts at Google Out-Number Any Other Silicon Valley Company*]

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- White House Gives away part of NASA to Google and It’s partners: Both Ames NASA Center and Lucrative NASA contracts, after laying off NASA staff already working on same things. – All Google internet assets rigged to up-rank Obama…

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[+ Google charged with “steering” Tesla articles to favored searches+]

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- Google backers funded Obama campaign in exchange for “favors”. – Google backers had Google techs rig Google so it hurt the GOP and helped the DNC in first Obama election. – GOP went to Silicon Valley and hired some…

[+ Are spy “back-doors” and “hacker picks” hidden deep within Google’s Android OS?+]

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- “Digital gang-rape” of Actors with full awareness by Google owners and without Actor’s consent – A large team of private and federal investigators have been working on the testing and documentation of Google’s ability to control and document images…

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- Internet conspiracy theorists wax on, and on, over which is Anti-Christ: Obama or Schmidt? – Eric Schmidt’s Silicon Valley Dark Money PAC and stealth lobbyist cartel = largest pot of influence cash ever turned on Washington   – Schmidt…

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Eric Schmidt’s Coup

HOW ERIC SCHMIDT TRIES TO USE GOOGLE TO TAKE OVER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT – Julian Assange warns – Google pays more cash to politicians than any other company – Uses secretive “NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION” to manipulate policy – Manipulates search…

[* The Lithium ion Scandal*]

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- What do you do once you have taken over the White House, built huge “Sex Islands” and “Sex Penthouses (Epstein, Schmidt), built tech companies to spy on every American, and decided that you know what is best for the…

 

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[][] John Doerr

Did Venture Capital groups run a cartel to try to control the energy and new auto industry?

Why are almost all of the venture capitalist males from one of a handful of schools who all attended the same fraternities and were in the same clubs and who predominantly only fund others from that group, or companies with others in controlling positions, in those companies?

 

The VC’s have all overtly aligned with the following organizations: ACA, WBAA, NASVF, NACO, beAngels, Angel Associated, HBAN and the Bilderberg protocols. They have meetings where they agree on what groups of company types to fund and which disruptive technologies to agree, together, to shun, in order to protect their current investments. Isn’t that a monopolistic practice? Shouldn’t the justice department be suing and regulating them?

 

You can read about this story:

Bullivant, House & Bailey law firm represented high profile investors from around the U.S. and Canada against a well-known venture capitalist and a former Big 5 accounting firm. Claims of conversion, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract were brought against the venture capitalist. Claims of fraud, accounting malpractice, breach of contract, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting were brought against the accounting firm. The jury awarded more than $60 million in compensatory and punitive damages in favor of our clients. The case showed that VC’s operate on an organized crime modus operando.”

 

In [_ http://www.growvc.com/blog/2010/09/venture-capital-conspiracy-theory-in-the-free-world/_]

 

You can also read about this story which exposes Silicon Valley VC collusion:

 

 “Wow! Really? No Way! Wow!….this was my reaction to the ‘revelation’ of a post by Michael Arrington’s “So a Blogger Walks Into A Bar…

This true account of what happens when Tech Crunch’s Mike Arrington walks into a Silicon Valley bar has all the trappings of a gangster movie. For starters, the bar, a group of powerful early stage investors meeting, colluding, plotting against any competition, an agenda on how to control the industry and monopolize and this is NOT a movie! Here is an extract of Mike’s account:

I’ve never seen a more guilty looking group of people. But that alone isn’t that big of a deal. Lively conversations often die quickly when I arrive, and I’ve learned not to take it personally. But I did sniff around a little afterwards, and have spoken to three people who were at that meeting. And that’s where things got interesting.

[_ This group of investors, which together account for nearly 100% of early stage startup deals in Silicon Valley, have been meeting regularly to compare notes. Early on it was mostly to complain about a variety of things. But the conversation has evolved to the point where these super angels are actually colluding (and I don’t use that word lightly) to solve a number of problems, say multiple sources who are part of the group and were at the dinner. _]

Is there room for price fixing, total control and a greed based structure in the free market world? Is this really best for startups? For entrepreneurs? For Silicon Valley which is a renowned culture known for promoting innovation and talent in startups?

This entire scenario is wrong on so many different levels but knowing this is what can happen within closed doors here are some changes critical to a culture which reflects the values of a entrepreneurial community and a better future for startups:

1. We need transparency. This is very evident from what we’ve just witnessed.

2. Do things in the open and on the record. Why can’t investors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders work in a transparent environment online where there is automatic accountability and governance through open interactions and a community that can see what’s going on?

3. The system has to benefit all parties involved. Entrepreneurs, investors and others. It needs to be fair and favor innovation. Bring up the best. Mystique, lack of transparency, complex rules are not benefit of anything but greed

4. There is no room for protectionism in a free market. We don’t need early stage capital markets to be exclusive to a select few who control everything. We need to make it more inclusive and involve as many as possible. The more support, the more investors, more and better companies will be born.

At Bucks Restaurant in Woodside, California every morning a group of venture capitalists meet for breakfast strategy sessions. Alas, with the age of the iphone, many of those meetings have been recorded by equally hungry entrepreneurs and now posted on YouTube. Before some of them were removed, it was stunning to see the audacious and mercenary mindsets of these people in their search-and-destroy mentality regarding competing interests…”

The now famous Kleiner Perkins sex abuse law suit has revealed some juicy inside information about the reduction of women and competitors in the industry to “targets and termination goals”…

There are hundreds of tales like this that can be easily researched. So the question is: Was part of the DOE energy funding failure because a group of venture capitalists, including Goldman Sachs, rigged the system? Did these VC’s contribute campaign finances in exchange for control of certain industries? Who met with these VC’s during the staging period, while they still worked for the government, that then left well paying government jobs to go work in the private sector?

A Dear John Letter – Silicon Valley Version:

 

Dear John:

Mr. Doer, Federal law enforcement agents, U.S. Senators, intelligence agency officers, well known journalists, private investigators, your ex-employees, lawyers and others tell us that you:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ripped-off many people’s intellectual property by having your people ask to look at entrepreneur’s technologies, under the guise of “considering an investment”, when all you wanted to do was spy out things you could steal.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You then rolled out 100% copies of entrepreneur’s technologies under, other names, funded by your operation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. YOU organized the Silicon Valley “No-Poaching Conspiracy” and screwed over quite a large number of workers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You put plants into entrepreneurs companies. These were “moles” who actually worked for you, and you sent them in to damage and disrupt many small start-up companies because their technology was beating your competing copycat attempts.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You ran a mining commodity scam, with your Russian “business partners” and some crooked senators, to try to take over the lithium and silicon mineral markets working with Elon Musk and the Solyndra crowd.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When you got caught doing that, you put a hit job on the people you didn’t like, using the contract character assassination groups: “Media Matters”, “Think Progress”, New America Foundation, “In-Q-Tel”, “Gawker Media” and people like John Podesta, Lois Lerner and Sidney Blumenthal.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Your ex partners have “Nazi” issues, tax evasion issues, a taking-over-California-beaches issue, a felony issue… and well, let’s just say, you really hang around with a lot of Dicks!

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p<>{color:#000;}. You pretty much destroyed Silicon Valley and turned it into a misogynistic, frat-boy club, abusing, black-hating nightmare of a place.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You caused events, which caused the demise of Gary D. Conley, and other people

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p<>{color:#000;}. You traded “CleanTech” cash for campaign finance conduit schemes and database/search engine rigging in order to manipulate elections using your company holding: Google.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You financed and promoted Steven Chu and Eric Holder into office in order to effect your “CleanTech Kick-Back Scheme”.

We see even more about you that is pretty bad, and pretty well documented in the media. You sound like a pretty twisted guy with some deeply disturbed power-trip motivations.

So here’s the deal. Mobster-like people should, by law, be shut down and run out of town. With the new transparent, open, world that we live in, that now seems pretty do-able.

Let’s see if everybody on the internet, without breaking a single law, can track down every one of your assets, false fronts, off-shore tax havens, illicit deals, political bribes, PAC’s, homes, lovers, videos, victims, lies, public policy manipulations, Russian “pals”, backdoor deals, and every portfolio asset you have on Earth. Let’s see how the shoe fits on the other foot.

Let’s see if the world can tweet all that at hashtag #Johnsxbadguy

Let’s see if they can torrent all of it with keyword: johnsxbadguy-tor

Let’s see if anybody comes up to you, at your next speaking engagement, or restaurant visit, and arrests you in a citizen’s arrest.

Let’s see if the class-action that led to the anti-poaching lawsuit, against your gang, can be re-invoked as a RICO Racketeering lawsuit against your whole company.

The international law enforcement crowd is pretty busy with all of the ruckus in the Middle East. The citizens of the world will now help those beleaguered law enforcement people, by gathering some files on you. After all, your Guistra-esque mining manipulations in Afghanistan, Bolivia and other regions caused some of the very instability, and corruption, that law enforcement now has to deal with.

Well John, this has been fun.

See you in Hell.

 

Love,

The World Outside of Your Douchebag Glass Bubble

 

 

  1. Can Kleiner Perkins and Goldman Sachs Rig Stock Market Prices Via Direct Electronic Back Door Links to Stock Market Servers? YES! ##

 

- So why isn’t anybody doing anything about it?

- Are the White House and the Fed protecting the campaign backing Musk/Doerr companies in the stock market, no matter how bad they are actually doing?

- The Book, and coming film: “FLASH BOYS” details this trick

- Small traders already being indicted for Flash Boy tricks but big boys ignored because they are campaign backers

- Direct evidence of rigging of Tesla Motors stock market ticker data exposed

- Doesn’t allowing this to continue destroy the value and credibility of the NYSE?

- Should campaign backers get to break the system just because they want to?

 

One inventor/CEO crossed John Doerr, and Kleiner Perkins, and got a character assassination hatchet job article put out on him. The victims name was Mike Chieky.

 

“Killing Mike Chieky: Silicon Valley Vc’s want total control of “Green Energy”, but only their version, so they “kill” off the outsiders!

 

The Verge published an article, today, by a writer who, his targets say, is “a hired character killer”. The article covers a prolific inventor who is painted as a “criminal” because he has invented “too many things”. The writer clearly set out to do a malicious hatchet job on the guy, including fake post-story blog comments by the same attackers. Let’s look at both sides of the case.

 

The price of being a creator is high, but the price of conflicting with the Silicon Valley VC’s is PR death.. or, in the case of Gary Connely, Real death (SEE THIS LINK: https://somosnark.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/tesla-caught-in-lies/)! (An investigation charges Silicon Valley VC’s with causing, or ordering, his death. The story is almost the same as Chieky except Connely ended up with a bullet in his head)

 

Chieky built and sold a number of things for a few decades; like Edison, Tesla, Marconi, and tens of thousands of other inventors. As with all people gifted with the use of more brain than the rest of us, he was abrupt and had poor social skills, like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, featured in films as a hopeless socio-pariah. The writer had no ability to comprehend the way that Chieky communicates and paints him from an acrimonious perspective without giving Chieky any response outlet or counter-point within the story. The writer clearly didn’t want to hear feedback from Chieky, or his partners, he wanted to “kill”.

 

Giving the writer the benefit of the doubt: So what if Chieky was a dick in his personality style. Steve Jobs is famous for being a dick. Half of the Google execs are screwing their staff and cheating on their wives in glorious ValleyWag technicolor dick-ness. Larry Ellison is glorified for Dick-hood. Being A DICK IN SILICON VALLEY seems to be the main ingredient to success. So why destroy Chieky for using short sentences and speaking efficiently without platitude embellishment, as autistics do? There are a vast number of pictures of Steve Jobs with an equally bad haircut and eye-glass selection as Chieky. Did Jobs deserve to die for that? Does Chieky?

 

Chieky is autistic, according to his ex employees. Should Ben Popper be destroying the lives of war veterans that have no legs? Should Ben Popper be destroying the life of Mark Zuckerberg because he has Aspergers Syndrome? Do only those in the Frat boy club get a pass on not treating their disability as a sin? What publisher let’s his staff write and deliver stories that tell disabled American’s that they will never be looked at as actually enabled in special ways?

 

Chieky spent his life creating and building things to improve the lives of American’s, and people around the world, and this is how we pay him back? All of his inventions are for the greater good. One article like this ruins one’s life forever. Did Chieky actually deserve it? Where is the counterpoint. If Chieky actually is “evil” as the article says, then let’s string him up. But if the author is evil, then re-size the noose. Where is the counterpoint from Chieky and his representatives to the charges in the article?

 

Chieky seems to have made the mistake of crossing the path of these “GREEN ENERGY VC guys (SEE THIS LINK: https://somosnark.wordpress.com/crime-files-cargate/the-1-illuminati-lithium-gate-vcs-rigging-washington-dc-for-profit/)! and accidentally competing with these particular VC’s grand schemes for controlling “clean energy resources”. Do Draper, Khosla, Perkins, Doerr and the rest, get to destroy those that are not in “the frat boy club” with impunity?

 

Chieky is terrifying to the Silicon Valley VC’s because he has 1.) a proven history of inventing things that obsolete their older investments, 2.) a proven history of getting funded and 3.) a proven history of launching products. The three skills that no Stanford frat boy VC can stand… because they can’t do it. The VC’s are little money automatons and not “creators”. The VC’s can only grub up cash from pension funds and banking groups as they follow each other like sheep.

 

So the article uses these classic takedown “hit” techniques (HERE: https://somosnark.wordpress.com/topic-1-doetarp-manipulations/how-washington-has-people-it-doesnt-like-killed/ )

 

Alas, The Verge published the article in all countries and thus gives Chieky the right to file defamation lawsuits overseas, where there are no SLAPP laws protecting tabloids. Cyber bully laws can now be enforced in a large number of states and countries. Writer Popper may have also violated ADA laws. Let’s see how the story evolves

 

 

 

[][] Senator Dianne Feinstein and the California Corruption Connection

 

 

When U. S. Senators Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein realized they could each make billions of dollars, personally, via their family stock holdings and campaign funds, they didn’t waste a minute stabbing their own constituents in the back to get at that cash.

 

California and Nevada Green Car Companies, Solar Companies, Energy Technology Companies, Green Builders and Transit Companies were hacked off at the knees because they competed with the stock assets that Reid and Feinstein had acquired in their kick-back deals.

 

These other applicants were all “GREEN COMPANIES”: supposedly the Democrat’s favorite things. It doesn’t matter, though, how “green” your company was, if it was in the path for the “green cash” from Tesla or Solyndra. Two of the favored companies who paid the kick-backs to federal officials.

 

Is the argument from Feinstein's office that: "there just wasn't enough money left at the Department of Energy" true? No, it is a 100% out-right lie. The Federal GAO, the people that watch for corruption, state that there has always been, and still is, billions, and billions and billions of dollars, set aside EXCLUSIVELY for these companies, that was never used. In Fact, there was always more than enough money to fund every single applicant.

 

Staff from ZAP Motors, Redwood Solar, Aptera and dozens of other companies have specifically stated that Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein and their Cheif’s of Staff, personally wrote to them, spoke with them and lied to them.

 

Under Eric Holder, (who is Feinstein’s, Reid’ and Steven Chu’s buddy) refused to take any action. Now it is Lynch’s turn.

 

Harry Reid sabotaged the applicants for Department of Energy Funds if they competed with Kleiner Perkins companies who were funding the campaigns of Reid and Feinstein through PAC’s and family trusts.

 

Further, Recent disclosures, such as the following, shed disturbing light on the depths of this criminal; behavior:

 

“Did the LA TIMES Article on Elon Musk Kick-Backs actually disclose an organized crime operation involving some very famous people?

 

The LA TIMES just ran an article which exposes Elon Musk’s funding system, based on Government hand-outs. Musk rushed to hold a press conference to claim the amount of taxpayer cash, he has received, was “just a pittance”. Few, though, find over FIVE BILLION DOLLARS of tax waivers, credits, employment freebies, buildings, exclusive contracts, and other taxpayer provided goodies, to be “a pittance” in these tough times.

 

While it is true that Musk has now received more taxpayer hand-outs, than any individual in American history, one could argue that he is just a lucky business man.

 

But, just for the purpose of theoretical discussion, what if some of the darker theories about Musk’s coincidental windfalls have some merit?

 

Let’s jump right to the most sinister interpretation of things.

 

One of the whispered rumours, on the web holds that in 2007, right when Musk’s silent partners, Eric Schmidt and John Doerr started, practically, living at the White House in a lobbying frenzy, the Democrats finally acknowledged that they really were the party of the poor, because they were flat broke. So some of them came up with the idea of creating a Department of Energy fund called the “ATVM Fund”, loading it up with $25 Billion kick-back dollars of taxpayer cash, awarding it only to Schmidt/Doerr/Musk related companies, and shutting out all of their competitors.

 

Indeed, history shows that the fund actually was created. It really got $25 Billion, in a unique legal manner, which made the $25 Billion irrevocable. Schmidt/Doerr/Musk’s buddy: Steven Chu, was put in charge of it. He hired their friends to staff his office.

 

See where this is going?

 

So, per this theory, Musk is actually a kick-back conduit, protected by the White House, to spiff the DNC campaign funds…according to this theory. Which is just a theory. It couldn’t really happen, right? The White House wouldn’t prop up a guy just to keep him quiet and keep kick-back cash flowing.. right?

 

So this theory is kind of ironic because, in an amazing coincidence, everything that Musk get’s involved in, is exactly stuff that the White House is promoting.

 

In an even more bizarre coincidence, to pull a scam like this off, the Schmidt/Doerr/Musk Cartel would need the help of U.S. Senators Reid and Feinstein, the most beloved American politicians in history.

 

This whole theory must have come out of the fact that Reid and Feinstein made billions of dollars off of Schmidt/Doerr/Musk Cartel stock investments, “Flash Boy” stock manipulations, and campaign contributions, but, that was, of course just another funny coincidence. They even ran, and built, some of the properties that these Department of Energy “winners” companies sat upon. But, again, coincidence!

 

The main reason one might cast doubt on this theory is that there are so many hard facts to prove it, that it is just too good to be true, right?

 

All of the profitable chemicals that Tesla and Solyndra were going to buy and sell in volume were controlled by the investors in Kliener Perkins and commodity-managed by their partners: Goldman Sachs.

 

Musk’s companies have poor business volume, but show a profit whenever there is bad news thanks to Kleiner rushing out to “Flash Boy” purchase Tesla stock, with an automated stock buying system, in order to pump the stock. Federal, and private investigator, records show that this actually happened. It has also been proven that only Google, Reddit and the other Kleiner-controlled web-news-media mask all negative Musk/Tesla news in perfect synchronization with the stock pumps, when no other publications on the planet do. Again, these are just coincidences. If people were consciously doing those kinds of things it would be mobster-ism on a Godfather-class scale.

 

Originators of the scam, from the White House side, were Emanual, Plouffe, Axelrod, Rattner and Gibbs. Emanual, Plouffe, Axelrod, Rattner and Gibbs suddenly quit the White House, at the peak of their career, for reasons that don’t make sense. The fact that one of them was indicted for stock market fraud only goes to strengthen comcerns.

 

So, even if this really had happened, the brave and fearless protector of ethics and morality: Mr. Eric Holder, would have cracked right down on his friends here…who he knew personally, and had dinner with, and had the same lawyers with…oh,.. well.. but anyway. Eric would have jumped on them, right? The White House wouldn’t order the Justice Department and the FBI to ignore Elon Musk, John Doerr and the Silicon Valley Cartel as a kick-back protection order, now would they?

 

Mobsters kill people. Rajeev Motwani, David Bird, Gary D. Conley, 3 Tesla engineers and a large bunch of others did, certainly, die under mysterious circumstances, and they were all people that this cartel would want dead, but to say that these billionaires are off murdering their adversaries using mysterious CIA stealth murder tricks is overly intriguing.

 

Of course, as we all now know, every single one of those companies in the ATVM Fund scam grabbed the cash, paid their CEO and Goldman Sachs insiders off-the-top, and immediately went bankrupt in the largest government-funded sequential business-failure suite in history. While some argue that a secret GOP Task Force discovered the plot and forced all of the Kleiner Cartel DOE “Winners” to collapse, in punishment, this is probably another coincidence.”

 

Are these coincidences or intentionally ignored facts? Is The White House ordering law enforcement to ignore this issue because they know that a number of their top former senior staff are required to be arrested?

 

Here is the main argument against this theory, Mobsters are big greasy looking guys with bulbous broken noses and slicked back pompadours. These Musk and Kleiner people wear khaki’s and black turtlenecks. KHAKI’S for god-damn sakes!!

 

Is Dianne Feinstein a Crook? Did she, and her family, engage in criminal corruption and the “rectal hydration” of American taxpayers?

 

You never heard so much about “rectal hydration”, “anal pumping” and “deep injection butt tubes” until Dianne Feinstein showed up, but did she apply the political equivalent of these techniques to the American taxpayer? Did she dive deep into the dark crevasses of political corruption and gouge out huge globs of special interest, kickback and insider trading cash in a very unethical and illegal manner?

 

Let’s take a look. What are the facts and what do they show?

 

Given any other American citizens, if you ask the question, “What are the odds that any person would have this many conflicts of interest?”

 

The answer would come back: “It is nearly impossible for these conflicts of interest to have existed unless their was an organized criminal operation underway designed to deceive the taxpayers!”

 

Herb Newman is her relative in Sausalito California at Newman Search. He ran hiring for Solyndra, Tesla and other Feinstein schemes. He runs Chinese insider deals with Feinstein's husband. He has been working with China (you know, the one's hacking every computer in America) since 1972 with the sole purpose of hanging out with the People’s Republic of China. This was shortly after completing his degree in Political Science and International Relations at UC Davis and completing two years towards an MBA at Golden Gate University. In 1973 Mr. Newman arrived in Canton at the invitation of the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade. (CCPIT). He and his company MVTC was one of fifty businesses to be invited to the Canton Trade Fair held in Kwangchow China. He and his associate Darryl Schoon, are on travel watch-lists. His participation in Tesla, Solyndra and Feinstein related public policy scams is a complete conflict-of-interest.

 

Her family owned the land, construction company, leases, contracts, insiders stocks and liaisons for these operations.

 

[][] The California Kick-Back Payola Team

 

California State Controller Bill Lockyer, and a large number of State Tax Officials, gave The Silicon Valley Cartel HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS of exclusive kick-backs and payola routed through Side-by-Side neighbors and hard-wired insiders: Tesla and Solyndra. All of their competitors were denied the same benefits and blockaded from accessing the same resources, in order to financially, and criminally, protect the Cartel and their stock market holdings, which many State officials also held stock in. Dianne Feinstein’s family holdings also included the same stock gifts from the Cartel, as payola. Additionally, stock exchanges, stock market valuation bumps, free real estate, cheap real estate, aircraft resources, tax credits, write-offs, and other favors were provided by State officers exclusively to Tesla a Solyndra while being denied, or blockaded from their competitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[][] The Players: Collateral Damage

 

There are too many, unexpectedly, dead innocent victims associated with this scandal. Too many lives were destroyed by digital character assassination, corporate sabotage and economic attacks.

 

 

 

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[][] A case study in pay-to-play cronyism

By Dan Epstein

News flash: Government subsidies and special-interest favors go hand in hand. 

The latest example comes from a federal green-energy loan program. Last month, the DC District Court[+ ruled+] that Cause of Action, where I am executive director, can proceed with a lawsuitagainst the Department of Energy. We’re suing the federal government for the blatant political favoritism in its $25 billion “Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program.” 

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In principle, this taxpayer-funded program was supposed to support the manufacture of energy-efficient cars. In practice, it rewarded a select few well-connected companies. 

Since the program was created in 2008, numerous businesses have applied for its taxpayer-backed financial support. Yet only a small number were approved. Among the lucky few were two electric car manufacturers: Teslaand Fisker

Both companies’ political connections run deep, especially Tesla’s. The company’s founder, Elon Musk, was a max donor for President Obama. One of its board members, Steven Westly, was appointed to a Department of Energy advisory board. And another Obama bundler, Tesla investor and adviser Steven Spinner, secured employment in the department’s Loan Program Office—the very office that gave the company a taxpayer-backed loan. 

Fisker also has friends in high places. The company, which has since gone bankruptwas backed by a San Francisco venture capital firm whose senior partners donated millions to the 2008 Obama campaign and other Democrat causes. One partnerJohn Doerr, parlayed his support into a seat on the President’s Council of Jobs and Competitiveness. 

Such connections can allow a company to exert political pressure to enrich itself. Unsurprisingly, Department of Energy emails show that such pressure was rampant in its loan programs. 

There’s no shortage of examples. The department’s leaders—including then-Secretary of Energy Steven Chu—repeatedly promised to deliver results to politicians like Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). One emails reads, “DOE has made a political commitment” to approve a company’s loan. Another says the “pressure is on real heavy” from none other than Vice President Joe Biden. And still another shows an employee asking, “what’s another billion anyhow?” 

Unsurprisingly, the Obama administration gave Tesla and Fisker preferential treatment, and then some. 

The Department of Energy revised its review process in order finish the companies’ applications faster. The government gave them extraordinary access to its staff and facilities—even to the point of having government employees personally walk them through the loan application and approval process. The department ignored its own lending rules in order to approve the companies’ loans. And it renegotiated the terms of some loans after the companies could not keep their original commitments or were experiencing financial difficulties. Tellingly, Fisker has since gone out of business, despite receiving over a billion dollars in loans through this federal program. 

Now contrast this preferential treatment with what happened to XP Vehicles and Limnia, neither of which have the same political connections. (My organization is suing the Department of Energy on their behalf). The two companies partnered to manufacture an energy-efficient sport utility vehicle that would have competed with Tesla and Fisker’s cars. They applied for loans in 2008 and 2009 under the same loan program.

The department refused them both—and it used bogus reasons to do so.  

For starters, the department made claims that were laughably false. To take one example: It rejected XPV’s application because its vehicle was powered by hydrogen. It was an electric SUV. It also raised objections that it didn’t raise with other companies whose applications were approved. For instance: The bureaucracy criticized the proposed all-electric vehicle for not using a specific type of gasoline. Yet Tesla and Fisker received the loans despite producing similar all-electric cars. 

In light of these obvious problems and hypocrisy, both companies presented the Department of Energy with detailed rebuttals. Yet the government failed to respond. To this day, both XPV and Limnia are awaiting a satisfactory reply. In the meantime, XPV has gone out of business, unable to compete against its politically connected—and subsidized—rivals. 

This casts the Department of Energy’s loan program in a new light. It was sold to the American public as a means of promoting energy-efficient vehicles. Instead, it was used to benefit a select few well-connected companies. It was a blatant crony handout, paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. 

Sadly, similar examples are widespread in Washington. That’s no surprise considering the feds spend roughly $100 billion a year in taxpayer-funded handouts to businesses. This breeds the sort of government-business collusion Americans think is rampant in Washington. In fact, over two-thirds of likely voters think the federal government helps businesses that hire the most lobbyists, shake the right hands, and pad the right pockets. They’re right. 

This points to a simple conclusion: Politicians and bureaucrats shouldn’t use the public’s money to pad private companies’ bottom lines. As the Department of Energy’s green-vehicle loan program shows, the capacity for corruption is immense—and inevitable.

Epstein is executive director of Cause of Action, a government watchdog.

 

[][] Strange Deaths

ALL CONNECTED TO THE CLEANTECH MYSTERY:

An Amazing number of individuals, connected to this case, suddenly, and unexpectedly, died. Each one was connected to the case. Most could be said to have had “too much information”, or they were reporters, engineers or whistle-blowers who became “a problem”. Some investigators believe that over $2 Trillion dollars of public money was embezzled, kick-back, stock-rigged and re-directed. When the numbers are that large, it is thought that Cartel members may take extreme measures:

BANKERS, ENGINEERS & REPORTERS SUDDENLY DIE IN HERDS! WHAT IS HAPPENING? IS THE SILICON VALLEY CARTEL KILLING OFF THE EVIDENCE?

- Rajeev Motwani taught Google how to Google. Suddenly, in perfect health, he was found floating face-down, dead, in his Silicon Valley swimming pool. It helps certain people that he can no longer talk.

- Gary D. Conley was the CleanTech competitor to, and whistle-blower on, the suspects. He was suddenly found with a bullet in his head behind Beale Air Force base. It helps certain people that he can no longer talk.

- David Bird was the Wall Street Journal energy reporter who was working on a story that involved Cleantech energy connections of some of the suspects. He was working on a story about who controlled the modern energy industry and cleantech.He went for a walk and was found a long time later, dead, floating in a pond. It helps certain people that he can no longer talk.

- One Mr. Breitbart was a famous blogger, who railed on the web about the political manipulations of the suspects. Suddenly, he had a “heart attack” in his shower and died. It helps certain people that he can no longer talk on the blogs.

- Mr. Slym , with Tata Motors was involved in a car deal with some of the suspects for one of the biggest Indian auto-makers. Suddenly he was a stain on the sidewalk, accomplished by his fall from the top of a skyscraper hotel. It helps certain people that he can no longer talk.

- Doug Bourn, The senior electrical engineer at Tesla, Andrew Ingram of Palo Alto, a top systems electrical engineer at Tesla; and Brian M. Finn the senior manager of interactive electronics, at Tesla, had deep knowledge of financial misdeeds and technical cover-ups at Tesla Motors. They were key parts of the Tesla operation. For some reason, they all got into a private airplane, in perfect health, and then the airplane plowed into the ground, killing all three at once. It helps certain people that they can no longer talk. They wrote, and helped describe, in Tesla’s own federal patent filings, the fact that Tesla’s batteries would kill you, maim you and/or burn your house down. Tesla did not realize this when they paid the federal patent filing fees. When Tesla, later realized this, they were forced to give all of their patents away for free. These three senior engineers had deep inside knowledge of the Tesla Motors operations. Their aircraft suffered an “Engineering failure”.

The above individuals had absolute knowledge of this case and some of them were known to have been whistle-blowers in this case.

All of these people (now over 50+ people) were in top health, had lots of money and were not likely to have died when they did. Then they died, suddenly and suspiciously, under bizarre circumstances. They were all connected to the suspects. Over 50 investment bankers connected to the suspects and their Goldman Sach's finance group are also suddenly dead under bizarre circumstances.

All of these people are dead. You can read about them, and their deaths, in extensive media coverage. There is no question about the facts: They are dead. The deaths are bizarre and mysterious. The timing is very convenient for a certain few. None of them were in poor health. They all had dealings with the suspect pool. They all would have been great witnesses in a federal hearing. The facts are 800 million times against the odds of this being a conincidence.

All of the top suspects are staffed by, connected to, or financed by a Company called In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel goes to great lengths to brag about their CIA relationship. The CIA are the top experts in creating un-detectable murders. The cIA calls In-Q-Tel “A rogue Operation not affiliated with CIA core activities”. In-Q-Tel staff assisted Sony Pictures in making Zero Dark Thirty.

Over 1000 published reports and articles provide an analysis of certain Silicon Valley billionaires as “Sociopaths”. Both sociopaths and psychopaths are known to be likely to commit murder.

While nobody is directly accusing John Doerr, Elon Musk, Richard Blum, Vinohd Khosla or Eric Schmidt of murder, the facts lead to some awkward implications. Investigators at the FBI, GAO, U.S. Senate and State AG offices want to know more. Anyone with additional details to share, is asked to connect their local federal law enforcement agencies.”

ADDITIONALLY, REPORTERS HAVE NOW DOCUMENTED OVER 180 SUDDEN INVESTMENT BANKER DEATHS. 89% OF THESE DEAD INVESTMENT BANKERS WERE CONNECTED TO, DID BUSINESS WITH, OR HAD A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SILICON VALLEY CARTEL:

WHY WOULD SO MANY WEALTHY PLAYBOY BANKERS SUDDENLY JUST COMMIT SUICIDE? DID THEY REALIZE THEY WERE ABOUT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY?

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…jpmorgan investment banker jumps to his death | max. 11 comments on “ANOTHER JPMORGAN INVESTMENT BANKER JUMPS TO HIS DEATH”. sorry any banker that jumps I want DNA proof.

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Death Toll: 8th High-Profile Banker Dies In Suspicious Circumstances An investment banker yesterday jumped to his death from the roof of investment bank JP Morgan’s Asia HQ in Hong Kong.

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THE COVER-UP!

When you hear two words: \93Haldeman and Ehrlickman\94; suddenly the entire case history of an epic political crime rises in your memory.

When you hear \93Franklin Deleno Roosevelt, JP Morgan and Smedley Butler\94 another whole part of political crime history jumps to the front of your memory.

\93Bonnie & Clyde\94

\93John Wilkes Booth\94

Which just a few syllables, historical facts that fill history books, cultural memories, and cautionary classroom lectures step forward from the pages of history and memory.

In each, and every case, the criminals thought they would never get caught. Their egomania made them think they were untouchable.

In each and every case they were caught. History has proven that political embezzlement crimes never stay secret. That has never been more true than in this new age of Everything-has-been-hacked.

You can\92t pull off a big political embezzlement crime all by yourself. When more than 3 people are involved, the secret always, always comes out. In this case there were over 80 people involved.

The secrets are already spilling out like a waterfall of remorse.

Large numbers of White House staff, Secret Service agents, Department of Energy staff, Securities & Exchange examiners and more, witnessed the events. Now they are starting to come forward.

Now the bad guys, and those who are clinging to the last shreds of the cover-up, need to make a decision:

Do they want their legacy to be that of criminal or redeemer?

Do they want to be remembered, for all of digital time, as the abusers of the the public trust, thieves and mobsters, or do they want to have a hope of redemption?

Do they want their family name, their memory and what they stand for, in the history books, to be an icon of criminality or one of revival?

Today is the day you need to decide.

Are you going to be remembered as the rapist of the public trust or the angel?

Do you care about your \93legacy\94? History is not kind to evil public servants.

Step up, now, and do the right thing.

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[][] 10 Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse

by Patrick J. Kiger

10 Attempted Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse

It’s easy to dismiss conspiracy theorists who claim that the 9/11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government or that Princess Diana was actually murdered. But just because some accusations are far-fetched, that doesn’t mean that conspiracies don’t ever happen.

To the contrary, history is filled with examples of real-life conspiracies. Recently, forensic scientists used a computerized tomography (CT) scan to examine the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses III, who died in 1155 B.C., and spotted a wide, deep wound in his throat, probably caused by a sharp blade. That confirmed what Egyptologists already had discovered by perusing ancient papyrus scrolls \97 that Ramesses had been the victim of a conspiracy by members of his harem, who murdered him in an attempt to seize power [source: ScienceDaily].

But it’s also revealing that the conspirators against Ramesses didn’t get away with their deed, apparently because they were overheard discussing their plot. Before long, they were arrested and eventually executed [source: Records of the Harem Conspiracy].

As former Nixon White House aide G. Gordon Liddy \97 a key figure in the notorious Watergate scandal and cover-up \97 noted, the big problem with conspiracies is that people can’t keep their mouths shut [source: Shermer]. That tendency to blab may stem from a desire to take credit for an ingenious plot, but it also may have something to do with the stress of duplicity. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that secret-keeping exacted a physical toll on subjects, increasing the effort needed to perform tasks, and even making hills that they had to climb feel steeper.

So it’s no wonder that the bad stuff gets out, eventually. Here are 10 examples of cover-ups that backfired.

10: The Dreyfus Affair

In 1894, France’s government and army already were struggling with a series of damaging scandals when a janitor discovered papers in the wastebasket of a German military attach\E9 indicating a traitorous French officer was spying for the Germans. French military leaders quickly found what seemed like a perfect way to weasel out of the mess. They framed an obscure army officer, Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, as the traitor, possibly figuring that he made a good fall guy because he was Jewish. (Anti-Semitism, sadly, was rampant in 19th-century France). Despite his protestations of innocence, Dreyfus was sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island in South America.

When the chief of military intelligence, Lt. Col. Georges Picquart, uncovered evidence that a Maj. Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy was the real spy, his superiors removed Picquart from his post. That’s when Emile Zola, the famous French writer, published an expose, “J’Accuse,” which irked the military so much, it had him indicted and convicted of libel, forcing him to flee the country.

But the public outcry stirred by Zola grew more intense after another army officer discovered that the conspirators had planted a forged document in the file with the authentic evidence to help convict Dreyfus. He finally got a new trial, and despite a confession from the forger, a military court convicted him again and sentenced him to 10 years’ detention. The French premier finally stopped the absurdity by pardoning Dreyfus in 1899 [sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, Jewish Virtual Library].

The Dreyfus affair didn’t totally eradicate anti-Semitism, but it marked the beginning of a new, more egalitarian French society [source: BBC News].

9: The Teapot Dome Scandal

If you think politics is dirty and corrupt today, it’s a good thing you weren’t around in the 1920s. That’s when the White House was occupied by Warren G. Harding, a charming but dim-witted fellow who privately admitted to friends that the job was beyond his abilities. While not personally dishonest, Harding \97 who once gambled away the White House china set in a card game \97 filled his administration with poker and golf buddies, many of whom turned out to be crooks.

Take Harding’s Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall. He secretly allowed oil companies to tap the Teapot Dome oil reserve in Wyoming and the Elk Hills oil reserve in California in exchange for several hundred thousand dollars in bribes [source: Miller Center]. After the Wall Street Journal published a 1922 expose revealing that the oil had been sold without competitive bidding, a crusading senator from Wisconsin, Robert La Follette, arranged for the Senate Committee on Public Lands to investigate [source: U.S. Senate].

Harding’s attorney-general, Harry Daugherty, who was getting heat for failing to investigate corruption, turned to then-FBI director William J. Burns. Burns sent one of his agents to ransack La Follette’s office, to search for anything that might be used to blackmail the senator into silence [source: Jeffreys-Jones]. But that only convinced La Follette that he was on to something, and the investigation pressed on, exposing Fall’s shady dealings. Eventually, Fall became the first U.S. cabinet secretary in history to go to prison.

8: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

Of all of the breaches of medical ethics in history, it’s hard to think of one more heinous than the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male,” which was conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), working with the Tuskegee Institute, from 1932 to 1972. Researchers initially recruited 600 men, including 399 who tested positive for syphilis [source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. This sexually transmitted bacterial disease can occur over decades and causes paralysis, blindness, dementia and damage to the brain, heart, bones and other organs and even death [source: CDC].

Researchers didn’t tell the infected men that they had the disease or that the purpose of the study was to document how the disease destroyed their bodies. The men were only told they would receive free medical care for “bad blood,” a vague term that didn’t imply a specific medical condition. And even when penicillin, an effective treatment for syphilis, became available in 1947, the researchers didn’t offer it to them [source: CDC]. Between 28 and 100 of the participants died from syphilis, but the death toll may have been higher, since they may have infected others unknowingly [source: Tuskegee Syphilis Legacy Committee].

In the mid-1960s, Pete Buxton, a government social worker came across internal government reports of the study, and protested to higher-ups that it was unethical. After several years of inaction, he handed over proof of the study’s existence to a friend at the Associated Press. The resulting outcry forced PHS to shut down the study in 1972 [source: Beech].

But that wasn’t the end of the repercussions. The following summer, the government settled a $10 million lawsuit brought by survivors and their families and provided them with lifetime medical care [source: CDC].

7: The Tobacco Industry Denies Health Risks of Smoking

In 1950, a physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Ernst Wynder, published a landmark study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, pointing to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer [source: Blakesbee]. In response, six major cigarette makers funded a massive research effort of their own \97 not so much to find out whether their product did indeed pose a risk, but to “blow smoke” in the public’s face.

In January 1954, the Tobacco Institute Research Committee, which later changed its name to the Council for Tobacco Research, ran full-page ads in 400 newspapers claiming that “eminent doctors and research scientists have publicly questioned the claimed significance of these experiments” and asserting that although the industry believed that smoking wasn’t hazardous to health, it pledged to assist “the research effort into all phases of tobacco use and health” [source: Boyle et al.].

In truth, the industry’s own scientists already knew there was a possible link to cancers; a 1953 survey of scientific literature by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco chemist Claude Teague, for example, concluded that “studies of clinical data tend to confirm” a link between heavy smoking and lung cancer. Yet they continued to try to cloud the issue. A 1972 industry memo described an ingenious strategy of “creating doubt about the health charge, without actually denying it” [source: Cummings, Brown and O’Connor].

Eventually, though, attorneys-general from 46 states in the U.S. joined in a massive lawsuit against the industry. The tobacco companies agreed in 1998 to pay out a staggering $10 billion annually \96 indefinitely \96 to make up for the damage they’d done, especially in health care costs [source: Public Health Law Center].

6: The CIA Plot to Kill Castro

On Nov. 22, 1963, the nation was traumatized by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Two days later, a second shock followed, when suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was ambushed and shot to death by Jack Ruby while in police custody before he could be brought to trial. Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon Johnson, appointed a special commission, headed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, to figure out what had happened. The Warren Commission’s report, issued in September 1964, concluded that Oswald not only had fired the shot that killed Kennedy from a window in the Texas Book Depository, but also that he had acted alone \97 as had Ruby, his killer [source: Lewis].

But in the years that followed, skeptics attacked the massive Warren Commission report as an incomplete investigation. They were right. In 1967, an article by syndicated columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson posed the theory that Kennedy had been killed not by a lone gunman, but in retaliation for U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plot to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro [source: Select Committee]. The CIA somehow had neglected to inform the commission of those plots, even though both Oswald and his killer Ruby had a number of conspicuous links to Cuba. For example, Oswald had attempted to contact the Cuban embassy in Mexico City at one point [source: Warren Commission Report].

Those and other omissions led a House committee to conclude in 1979 that Kennedy “was probably killed as a result of a conspiracy,” though it could not determine who was involved [source: Select Committee]. The mystery continues to this day.

5: Watergate

Watergate is the gold standard of botched cover-ups with disastrous consequences. In June 1972, police arrested five burglars at the Watergate hotel and office complex in Washington, where they were attempting to place listening bugs in the offices of the Democratic National Committee. It quickly became apparent that the burglars had links to President Richard Nixon \97 one of them, Bernard Barker, had a $25,000 check from Nixon’s campaign in his bank account.

By October, an FBI investigation had determined that the break-in was part of a massive campaign of political spying and sabotage on behalf of Nixon \97 who, somehow, still managed to win re-election in a landslide. But as Congressional investigators started digging into the case in 1973, Nixon and his aides dug in their heels \97even after former White House counsel John Dean revealed that he’d had 35 discussions with the president about the cover-up.

Nixon resisted turning over secret tapes of White House meetings, and even fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor that his administration had appointed to at least give the appearance of trying to clean house. Eventually, when Nixon turned over a crucial tape, it had a mysterious 18-and-a-half minute gap in it. At that point, despite his earlier protestations of “I am not a crook,” nobody believed him. In July 1974, after the House of Representatives passed the first of three articles of impeachment against him, Nixon finally quit. His successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him, ensuring that he would avoid being the first U.S. president to go to prison [source: Washington Post].

4: The Ford Pinto

Except for cigarettes and thalidomide, it’s hard to think of a product with a worse reputation for safety than the Ford Pinto, introduced in the 1971 model year [source: Motavalli]. But even though the car sold well, Ford knew that it carried inside it a serious design problem. When the car had been deep into its development cycle, low-speed rear-end crash testing had revealed that the fuel tank’s filler neck had a tendency to tear away and spill gasoline under the car. Additionally, the tank itself was easily punctured by bolts protruding from the differential and nearby brackets.

It would have cost an additional $11 per car to fix the problems, but Ford management decided to do nothing, figuring that it cost less to pay off Pinto owners whose cars caught on fire [source: Wojdyla]. Unfortunately for them, a dogged investigative reporter, Mark Dowie of Mother Jones magazine, was willing to sift through the mountain of paperwork in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s file cabinets where the company had buried the problem. He unearthed a memo in which the company calculated that settling burn victim lawsuits would save the company $70 million over installing the parts in the Pintos [source: Motavalli].

After Dowie’s expose was published, a jury in Orange County, Calif. awarded $125 million in damages to a man who’d been injured in a burning Pinto. Though the penalty was later reduced to $3 million, it was the beginning of the end for the car and the start of a public-relations disaster that took Ford years to get past [source: Wojdyla].

3: Chernobyl

In April 1986, a crew at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine \97then part of the Soviet Union \97 ran a seemingly routine test to see how long a reactor’s turbines would continue to supply power to its circulating pumps in the event of a loss of electrical power. The reactor malfunctioned due to an inopportune power surge, and the fuel rods got stuck, overheating the water inside the reactor and causing a buildup of steam. The resulting explosions caused massive amounts of radioactive gases and debris to spew into the atmosphere for 10 days \97 the biggest such uncontrolled release in history not from a nuclear bomb.

Two workers died immediately from the explosion. Twenty-eight more, including six firemen who struggled to put out fires on one of the plant’s rooftops, died later from radiation exposure, and winds carried the radiation far and wide across the Soviet Union and even to other European countries [source: World Nuclear Association]. But despite the magnitude of the disaster, Soviet officials didn’t publicly admit that the accident had occurred until two days later, when Swedish officials sounded the alarm about increased levels of radiation drifting westward.

Then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev waited an astonishing three weeks before even mentioning the accident publicly. He later claimed, somewhat implausibly, that the Kremlin had difficulty getting the full story, and “we realized the entire drama only later.” But the rest of the world responded with such scathing criticism that Gorbachev felt compelled to lift information restrictions, not just about the disaster but other government misdeeds as well. That period of “glasnost,” or openness, ultimately hastened the end of the Soviet regime itself a few years later [source: Associated Press].

2: Pedophile Priests

In 1973, Massachusetts-based Roman Catholic priest James R. Porter, sent a disturbing letter to Pope Paul VI. Porter admitted that he had been sexually abusing children for years, and asked that he be relieved of his duties before he hurt anyone else. “I know in the past that I used to hide behind a Roman collar, thinking that it would be a shield for me,” he said.

But Porter’s personnel file, obtained in 1992 by the Boston Globe, revealed that Porter had considerable help covering up his crimes against roughly 100 young boys and girls. In the course of his 14-year career, Porter had been removed from his duties at least eight times by superiors because he had assaulted children, and sent to receive mental health treatment for pedophilia \97 only to be allowed to resume his work after they were satisfied that had been cured of his predatory predilections [source: Butterfield].

For decades, the Catholic hierachy \97 both in the U.S. and in other countries \97 engaged in a systematic effort to cover up crimes by its clergy. But when victims of priestly abuse finally began going public in the 1980s, widespread outrage led the truth to come out.

A study commissioned in the 2000s by church officials in the U.S. revealed that between 1950 and 2002, 4,392 priests had been accused of sexual abuse. Some, such as Porter, ultimately were convicted and sent to prison. But the church itself also paid dearly for the cover-up. By one estimate in the late 2000s, various U.S. archdioceses have paid out more than $3 billion to settle lawsuits by victims [sources: Chinnici, Boston Globe].

1: Fleet Street Phone-Hacking

British tabloid journalists don’t exactly have a sterling reputation for ethics. But even so, the scandal about their hacking the phones of celebrities, politicians, sports stars and crime victims was a shock. The first revelations emerged in November 2005, when Clive Goodman, royal editor at the tabloid News of the World, wrote a story about a previously unrevealed knee injury suffered by Prince William. The Royal family quickly guessed that someone had hacked into the prince’s mobile phone voicemail to get the scoop. Scotland Yard arrested Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator employed by the paper [source: BBC News].

The pair was sentenced to jail in 2007 after revealing that they’d obtained back-door codes used by network operators and used them to listen in on several hundred messages [source: BBC News].

But that was just the tip of the iceberg. In 2009, the Guardian, a rival newspaper, revealed that News of the World’s parent company, News Group International, had paid out more than $1 million British pounds (about U.S. $1.5 million) to quietly settle lawsuits that might reveal the use of phone hacks and other data thefts to obtain inside information about important people [source: Davies]. In 2011, the Guardian further reported that police had discovered that the phones of more than 5,800 people \97 including celebrities such as actor Hugh Grant \97 had been hacked by Mulcaire [source: O’Carroll].

As a result of the scandal, international media baron Rupert Murdoch shut down News of the World in 2011 [source: Sky News] In 2012, he admitted that there had been a cover-up and publicly apologized, claiming that had he understood the depth of the misdeeds, he “would have torn the place apart” [source: Greene].

Author’s Note: 10 Attempted Cover-ups That Just Made Things WorseI have a certain fondness for revelations about cover-ups, because in the 1980s, I worked as a newspaper reporter. One of my big stories was a Sunday Magazine piece on the leak of a toxic cloud from a chemical plant in West Virginia. The company that owned the plant insisted that local residents had no reason to fear harm from the release. But that assurance wasn’t so comforting to the residents. I discovered that there had been a long history of leaks from plants in the area, and that many residents suffered from diseases that they blamed on them. Stayed tuned for the Fukishima cover-up, the Climate Change cover-up, The Tesla cover-up, The Afghan gas station cover-up, The Lois Lerner cover-up, and many more.

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[][] The Players: The Ones Who Exposed It

 

The reporters, employees, public servants and voters who finally said: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.”

 

Carol Leoning- Washington Post (Re-directed off story. Entire Washington Post company then purchased by White House campaign financiers)

 

Edward Snowden- NSA (Forced to flee country. Character assassinated)

 

Darryl Issa – U.S. Senate (Character assassinated)

 

Gary D. Conley – Solar & Hydrogen CEO (Found dead with bullet in head behind California Air Force Base)

 

Andrew Brietbart – News publisher (Found dead in shower)

 

Christine Lakatos – News Blogger (Harassed)

 

David Bird – Top Energy industry reporter (Found dead in pond)

 

Michael Arrington – (Blacklisted, Honey Trapped, Character assassinated)

 

Leslie Wayne – New Work Times (Re-assigned off the story)

 

Mathew Mosk – Reporter (Assigned off the story, harrassed)

 

Cheryl Atkisson – CBS Reporter (Harrassed, hacked, black-listed)

 

Gary D. Conley – Energy CEO (Killed)

 

Paul Chesser – Reporter (Harassed On-Line)

 

Rajeev Motwani – Creator of Concept for Google (Found floating dead in Silcon Valley pool)

 

Kim Jong Un – North Korean Strongman who had Sony hacked to expose Sony’s secret financing of political campaigns (Had Cyber War declared on his country)

 

Jofi Joseph – Senior White House staffer and White House administration spouse who tweeted corruption and mismanagement tips from inside West Wing (Targeted and media highlighted regarding sexual activities)

 

And hundreds more, including Jack Abramoff, here is his story:

 

 

Jack Abramoff: The lobbyist’s playbook

 

Jack Abramoff, the notorious former lobbyist at the center of Washington’s biggest corruption scandal indecades, spent more than three years in prison for his crimes. Now a free man, he reveals how he was able to influence politicians and their staffers through generous gifts and job offers. He tells Lesley Stahl the reforms instituted in the wake of his scandal have had little effect.

 

The following is a script of “The Lobbyist’s Playbook” which aired on Nov. 6, 2011. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Ira Rosen, producer.

 

Jack Abramoff may be the most notorious and crooked lobbyist of our time. He was at the center of a massive scandal of brazen corruption and influence peddling.

 

Jack Abramoff: Inside Capitol corruption »

 

As a Republican lobbyist starting in the mid 1990s, he became a master at showering gifts on lawmakers in return for their votes on legislation and tax breaks favorable to his clients. He was so good at it, he took home $20 million a year.

 

It all came crashing down five years ago, when Jack Abramoff pled guilty to corrupting public officials, tax evasion and fraud, and served three and a half years in prison.

 

Today he’s a symbol of how money corrupts Washington. In our interview tonight, he opens up his playbook for the first time and explains exactly how he used his clients’ money to buy powerful friends and influence legislation.

 

Jack Abramoff: I was so far into it that I couldn’t figure out where right and wrong was. I believed that I was among the top moral people in the business. I was totally blinded by what was going on.

 

Jack Abramoff was a whiz at influencing legislation and one way he did that was to get his clients, like some Indian tribes, to make substantial campaign contributions to select members of Congress.

 

Abramoff: As I look back it was effective. It certainly helped the people I was trying to help, both the clients and the Republicans at that time.

 

Lesley Stahl: But even that, you’re now saying, was corrupt?

 

Abramoff: Yes.

 

Stahl: Can you quantify how much it costs to corrupt a congressman?

 

Abramoff: I was actually thinking of writing a book – “The Idiot’s Guide to Buying a Congressman” – as a way to put this all down. First, I think most congressmen don’t feel they’re being bought. Most congressmen, I think, can in their own mind justify the system.

 

Stahl: Rationalize.

 

Abramoff: --rationalize it and by the way we wanted as lobbyists for them to feel that way.

 

Abramoff would provide freebies and gifts – looking for favors for his clients in return. He’d lavish certain congressmen and senators with access to private jets and junkets to the world’s great golf destinations like St. Andrews in Scotland. Free meals at his own upscale Washington restaurant and access to the best tickets to all the area’s sporting events; including two skyboxes at Washington Redskins games.

 

Abramoff: I spent over a million dollars a year on tickets to sporting events and concerts and what not at all the venues.

 

Stahl: A million dollars?

 

Abramoff: Ya. Ya.

 

Stahl: For the best seats?

 

Abramoff: The best seats. I had two people on my staff whose virtual full-time job was booking tickets. We were Ticketmaster for these guys.

 

Stahl: And the congressman or senator could take his favorite people from his district to the game—

 

Abramoff: The congressman or senator uh, could take two dozen of his favorite people from their district.

 

Stahl: Was all that legal?

 

Abramoff: We would certainly try to make the activity legal, if we could. At times we didn’t care. But the “best way” to get a congressional office to do his bidding – he says – was to offer a staffer a job that could triple his salary.

 

Abramoff: When we would become friendly with an office and they were important to us, and the chief of staff was a competent person, I would say or my staff would say to him or her at some point, “You know, when you’re done working on the Hill, we’d very much like you to consider coming to work for us.” Now the moment I said that to them or any of our staff said that to ‘em, that was it. We owned them. And what does that mean? Every request from our office, every request of our clients, everything that we want, they’re gonna do. And not only that, they’re gonna think of things we can’t think of to do.

 

Neil Volz: Jack Abramoff could sweet talk a dog off a meat truck, that’s how persuasive he was.

 

Neil Volz was one of the staffers Abramoff was talking about. He was chief of staff to Congressman Bob Ney, who as chairman of the House Administration Committee had considerable power to dispense favors. Abramoff targeted Volz and offered him a job.

 

Stahl: You’re the chief of staff of a powerful congressman. And Jack owns you and you haven’t even left working for the congressman.

 

Volz: I have the distinct memory of, you know, negotiating with Jack at a hockey game. So we're, you know, just a few rows back. The crowd's goin' crazy. And Jack and I are havin' a business conversation. And, you know, I'm-- I'm wrestlin' with how much I think I should get paid. And then five minutes later we're-- he's askin' me questions about some clients of his.

 

Stahl: When you look back was that the corrupting moment?

 

Volz: I think we were guilty of engaging in a corrupt relationship. So there were several corrupting moments. There isn’t just one moment. There were many.

 

Abramoff: At the end of the day most of the people that I encountered who worked on Capitol Hill wanted to come work on K Street, wanted to be lobbyists.

 

Stahl: You’re telling me this, the genius of figuring out you could own the office by offering a job to the chief of staff, say. I’m having two reactions. One is brilliant. And the other is I’m sick to my stomach.

 

Abramoff: Right. Evil. Yeah. Terrible.

 

Stahl: ‘Cause it’s hurting our country.

 

Abramoff: Shameful. Absolutely. It’s the worst thing that could happen. All parts of the system.

 

Stahl: I’m mad at you.

 

Abramoff: I was mad at me—

 

Stahl: I’m not kidding. I’m not kidding.

 

Abramoff: Look I did things and I was involved in the system I should not have been in. I'm ashamed of the fact I was there, the very reason why now I'm speaking about it. And now I'm trying to do something, in recompense, is the fact that I thought it was-- it was wrong of me to do it.

 

One of the offices he keyed on was that of his good friend, the Majority Leader Tom Delay, eventually hiring his deputy chief of staff and his press secretary, and going into business with Delay’s chief of staff.

 

Stahl: Did you own his staff?

 

Abramoff: I was as close to his staff as to any staff. I had a very strong personal relationship with a lot of his staff.

 

Stahl: How many congressional offices did you actually own?

 

Abramoff: We probably had very strong influence in 100 offices at the time.

 

Stahl: Come on.

 

Abramoff: No.

 

Stahl: A hundred offices?

 

Abramoff: In those days, I would view that as a failure. Because that leaves 335 offices that we didn’t have strong influence in.

 

Stahl: Did he own you?

 

Bob Ney: Oh, I don’t believe Jack Abramoff owned me. But were we involved in the culture of corruption together? Absolutely.

 

Former Republican Congressman Bob Ney was ambitious and looked at Abramoff as a way to build alliances with the White House and the majority leader.

 

Ney: I wanted to be speaker of the House and Jack Abramoff was the beautiful light of day for me to get to the person who I had had some conflicts with, Tom Delay.

 

Abramoff began inviting Ney on golf trips including one to Scotland and to his restaurant Signatures, where Ney was given food and drinks on the house, a violation of the congressional gift limit laws. Ney says he was hardly the only one crossing the line.

 

Ney: But I will still tell you, at that point in time, in order to get a drink at Signatures you had to shove White House staffers of George Bush the heck away from the bar. And it was packed with people. And there were members. Now that doesn't mean everybody did everything for Jack. But if you wanna talk about strict interpretation of violation of the-- of-- of the laws of drink and food, Katey bar the door, she was wide open, two shotguns blarin'.

 

After months of taking handouts, Ney was approached by Neil Volz, his former chief of staff, by then a lobbyist for Abramoff.

 

Volz: I let you down man and I’m sorry…

 

Volz asked Ney to insert some language into a reform bill that would give a backdoor license to an Indian casino owned by one of Abramoff’s clients. You often hear about lobbyists getting special secret deals for their clients like this. It’s an insidious technique that Abramoff perfected.

 

Abramoff: So what we did was we crafted language that was so obscure, so confusing, so uninformative, but so precise to change the U.S. code.

 

Stahl: Here’s what you tried to get tacked on to this reform bill.

 

Abramoff: Yeah.

 

Stahl: “Public law 100-89 is amended by striking section 207 (101 stat. 668, 672).”

 

Abramoff: Right. Now isn’t that obvious what that means? It was perfect. It was perfect.

 

Stahl: So that’s what you tried to get inserted?

 

Abramoff: Yes.

 

Stahl: And that was gonna provide for a casino?

 

Abramoff: Yes.

 

Stahl: And who on earth is gonna know that?

 

Abramoff: No one except the chairmen of the committees.

 

Stahl: Who stuck it in there?

 

Abramoff: Yes.

 

Stahl: And that’s one of the things you used to do?

 

Abramoff: Yes.

 

Stahl: And it was deliberately written like that?

 

Abramoff: Precisely. Yes.

 

Stahl: And that’s done a lot?

 

Abramoff: Members don’t read the bills.

 

Stahl: You didn’t even know what it was for?

 

Ney: Had no idea. And then when we got the written language—

 

Stahl: Well-- why didn't you know what it was for?

 

Ney: I didn't-- I didn't care.

 

Stahl: Oh!

 

Ney: It was a great big shell game. And I was in the middle of it, whether, you know, knowing or not. I—I was dumb enough to not say, “What’s this thing do?”

 

Ney would eventually serve 17 months in federal prison, the only congressman who was ever charged in the scandal. But Abramoff says that there were many other members that did his bidding that could have been charged.

 

Stahl: Was buying favors from lawmakers easy?

 

Abramoff: I think people are under the impression that the corruption only involves somebody handing over a check and getting a favor. And that’s not the case. The corruption, the bribery, call it, because ultimately that’s what it is. That’s what the whole system is.

 

Stahl: The whole system’s bribery?

 

Abramoff: In my view. I’m talking about giving a gift to somebody who makes a decision on behalf of the public. At the end of the day, that’s really what bribery is. But it is done everyday and it is still being done. The truth is there were very few members who I could even name or could think of who didn’t at some level participate in that.

 

Abramoff prided himself on being a man who did good. He was devoutly religious and exorbitantly charitable and he says he gave away 80 percent of his earnings. When he fell from grace, his reputation was in tatters because it was not just that he had corrupted Congress – it was found he had cheated his clients, like the Indian tribes.

 

Abramoff: Most of the money I made I gave away, to either communal or charitable causes. So I thought frankly I was one of the most moral lobbyists out there.

 

Things began to unravel for Abramoff when the Washington Post published a largely unflattering portrait of him in 2004, reporting that he charged his clients 10 times more than any other lobbyist in town. Abramoff: My first response was, “What’s the big deal? I don’t understand what this is about. This is what lobbyists do. What he didn’t understand was the part that said he and a former aide to Tom Delay had overbilled four of his Indian casino clients by $45 million. In the end, he was brought up on federal charges of tax evasion and ripping off Indian tribes. On the day he went to court and pled guilty, Abramoff looked grim. The judge sentenced him to four years.

 

Stahl: I really think what you were doing was-- was subverting the essence of our system.

 

Abramoff: Yes. Absolutely right. But our system is flawed and has to be fixed. Human beings populate our system. Human beings are weak.

 

Stahl: And you preyed on that?

 

Abramoff: I did. I was one of many who did. I did. And I’m ashamed of that fact.

 

He was sent to a medium security facility in Cumberland, Maryland. When he was released last June, he began working as an accountant at a kosher pizza parlor. Turns out Jack Abramoff was broke, partly because he is paying off nearly $24 million in restitution to the Indian tribes. Today he lives in his old house in Maryland with his wife, five children and the two doberman pinschers Mrs. Abramoff bought to protect the family while he was away. After the scandal, Congress instituted a package of reforms, making what Abramoff did – like plying members of Congress with free expensive meals – illegal. But he doesn’t see the new reforms as being very effective.

 

Abramoff: The reform efforts continually are these faux-reform efforts where they’ll change, they’ll

tweak the system. They’ll say, “You can have a meal with a congressman if they’re standing up, not sitting down.”

 

Stahl: Is that serious? Or are you joking?

 

Abramoff: Oh no, I’m not joking at all.

 

Stahl: So, it’s okay if you pay for lunch as long as you stand up?

 

Abramoff: Well, it’s actually worse than that. You a hamburger or a steak of something like that. But buy him that steak, but give him $25,000 extra and all the same interaction with that congressman. So system. can’t take a congressman to lunch for $25 and buy him you can take him to a fundraising lunch and not only call it a fundraiser. And have all the same access and the people who make the reforms are the people in the

 

Stahl: Could you do the same thing today? I’m asking you whether you think the system’s been cleaned up?

 

Abramoff: Could do the same thing that I? Yeah. No, the system hasn’t been cleaned up at all.

 

Stahl: At all.

 

Abramoff: There’s an arrogance on the part of lobbyists, and certainly there was on the part of me and my team, that no matter what they come up we, we’re smarter than they are and we’ll overcome it. We’ll just find another way through. That’s all.

 

He says the most important thing that needs to be done is to prohibit members of Congress and their staff from ever becoming lobbyists in Washington.

 

Abramoff: If you make the choice to serve the public, public service, then serve the public, not yourself. When you’re done, go home. Washington’s a dangerous place. Don’t hang around.

 

Former Congressman Bob Ney now works part-time as a radio host.

His former chief of staff Neil Volz is currently working as a night janitor at a Florida restaurant.

 

And Jack Abramoff has written a memoir called “Capitol Punishment.”

 

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[][] Enabling Corruption: The lives and upbringing of the Silicon Valley Rape-Culture boys

What kind of family structure, school life and social programming could cause such deviant, and warped, behavior by this small group of “privileged” elitist white males from dynastic families?

There are now millions of articles detailing the hookers, rapes, intern coercion, avoidances of hiring women who are not secretaries, avoidances and racism of blacks, massive numbers of misogynistic statements and actions, elitism, white male frat house attitudes, abusive marriages, political bribes, collusion, HR wage fixing schemes and more, that the Silicon Valley billionaires have pervasively engaged in.

One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

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Recently, our nation’s financial chieftains have been feeling a little unloved. Venture capitalists are comparing the persecution of the rich to the plight of [+ Jews at Kristallnacht+], Wall Street titans are saying that they’re [+ sick of being beaten up+], and this week, a billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, [+ proclaimed+] that “the 1 percent is being picked on for political reasons.”

Ross’s statement seemed particularly odd, because two years ago, I met Ross at an event that might single-handedly explain why the rest of the country still hates financial tycoons – the annual black-tie induction ceremony of a secret Wall Street fraternity called Kappa Beta Phi.

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from Kevin Roose’s book _ Young Money_, published today by Grand Central Publishing.

“Good evening, Exalted High Council, former Grand Swipes, Grand Swipes-in-waiting, fellow Wall Street Kappas, Kappas from the Spring Street and Montgomery Street chapters, and worthless neophytes!”

It was January 2012, and Ross, wearing a tuxedo and purple velvet moccasins embroidered with the fraternity’s Greek letters, was standing at the dais of the St. Regis Hotel ballroom, welcoming a crowd of two hundred wealthy and famous Wall Street figures to the Kappa Beta Phi dinner. Ross, the leader (or “Grand Swipe”) of the fraternity, was preparing to invite 21 new members — “neophytes,” as the group called them — to join its exclusive ranks.

Looking up at him from an elegant dinner of rack of lamb and foie gras were many of the most famous investors in the world, including executives from nearly every too-big-to-fail bank, private equity megafirm, and major hedge fund. AIG CEO Bob Benmosche was there, as were Wall Street superlawyer Marty Lipton and Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the former chairman of Bear Stearns. And those were just the returning members. Among the neophytes were hedge fund billionaire and major Obama donor Marc Lasry and Joe Reece, a high-ranking dealmaker at Credit Suisse. [To see the full Kappa Beta Phi member list, [* click here*].] All told, enough wealth and power was concentrated in the St. Regis that night that if you had dropped a bomb on the roof, global finance as we know it might have ceased to exist.

During his introductory remarks, Ross spoke for several minutes about the legend of Kappa Beta Phi – how it had been started in 1929 by “four C+ William and Mary students”; how its crest, depicting a “macho right hand in a proper Savile Row suit and a Turnbull and Asser shirtsleeve,” was superior to that of its namesake Phi Beta Kappa (Ross called Phi Beta Kappa’s ruffled-sleeve logo a “tacit confession of homosexuality”); and how the fraternity’s motto, “ Dum vivamus edimus et biberimus,” was Latin for “While we live, we eat and drink.”

On cue, the financiers shouted out in a thundering bellow: “DUM VIVAMUS EDIMUS ET BIBERIMUS.”

The only person not saying the chant along with Ross was me — a journalist who had sneaked into the event, and who was hiding out at a table in the back corner in a rented tuxedo.

Several Kappas at the table next to me, presumably discussing the coming plutocracy.

I’d heard whisperings about the existence of Kappa Beta Phi, whose members included both incredibly successful financiers (New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Goldman Sachs chairman John Whitehead, hedge-fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones) and incredibly unsuccessful ones (Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld, Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne, former New Jersey governor and MF Global flameout Jon Corzine). It was a secret fraternity, founded at the beginning of the Great Depression, that functioned as a sort of one-percenter’s Friars Club. Each year, the group’s dinner features comedy skits, musical acts in drag, and off-color jokes, and its group’s privacy mantra is “What happens at the St. Regis stays at the St. Regis.” For eight decades, it worked. No outsider in living memory had witnessed the entire proceedings firsthand.

A Kappa neophyte (left) chats up a vet.

I wanted to break the streak for several reasons. As part of my research for [+ my book,+] _ Young Money_, I’d been investigating the lives of young Wall Street bankers – the 22-year-olds toiling at the bottom of the financial sector’s food chain. I knew what made those people tick. But in my career as a financial journalist, one question that proved stubbornly elusive was what happened to Wall Streeters as they climbed the ladder to adulthood. Whenever I’d interviewed CEOs and chairmen at big Wall Street firms, they were always too guarded, too on-message and wrapped in media-relations armor to reveal anything interesting about the psychology of the ultra-wealthy. But if I could somehow see these barons in their natural environment, with their defenses down, I might be able to understand the world my young subjects were stepping into.

So when I learned when and where Kappa Beta Phi’s annual dinner was being held, I knew I needed to try to go.

Getting in was shockingly easy — a brisk walk past the sign-in desk, and I was inside cocktail hour. Immediately, I saw faces I recognized from the papers. I picked up an event program and saw that there were other boldface names on the Kappa Beta Phi membership roll — among them, then-Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone, Morgan Stanley bigwig Greg Fleming, and JPMorgan Chase vice chairman Jimmy Lee. Any way you count, this was one of the most powerful groups of business executives in the world. (Since I was a good 20 years younger than any other attendee, I suspect that anyone taking note of my presence assumed I was a waiter.)

I hadn’t counted on getting in to the Kappa Beta Phi dinner, and now that I had gotten past security, I wasn’t sure quite what to do. I wanted to avoid rousing suspicion, and I knew that talking to people would get me outed in short order. So I did the next best thing — slouched against a far wall of the room, and pretended to tap out emails on my phone.

The 2012 Kappa Beta Phi neophyte class.

After cocktail hour, the new inductees – all of whom were required to dress in leotards and gold-sequined skirts, with costume wigs – began their variety-show acts. Among the night’s lowlights:

• [+ Paul Queally+], a private-equity executive with Welsh, Carson, Anderson, & Stowe, told off-color jokes to Ted Virtue, another private-equity bigwig with MidOcean Partners. The jokes ranged from unfunny and sexist (Q: “What’s the biggest difference between Hillary Clinton and a catfish?” A: “One has whiskers and stinks, and the other is a fish”) to unfunny and homophobic (Q: “What’s the biggest difference between Barney Frank and a Fenway Frank?” A: “Barney Frank comes in different-size buns”).

• [+ Bill Mulrow+], a top executive at the Blackstone Group (who was later appointed [+ chairman+] of the New York State Housing Finance Agency), and Emil Henry, a hedge fund manager with Tiger Infrastructure Partners and former [+ assistant secretary of the Treasury+], performed a bizarre two-man comedy skit. Mulrow was dressed in raggedy, tie-dye clothes to play the part of a liberal radical, and Henry was playing the part of a wealthy baron. They exchanged lines as if staging a debate between the 99 percent and the 1 percent. (“Bill, look at you! You’re pathetic, you liberal! You need a bath!” Henry shouted. “My God, you callow, insensitive Republican! Don’t you know what we need to do? We need to create jobs,” Mulrow shot back.)

David Moore, Marc Lasry, and [+ Keith Meister+] — respectively, a holding company CEO, a billionaire hedge-fund manager, and an activist investor — sang a few seconds of a finance-themed parody of “YMCA” before getting the hook.

• [+ Warren Stephens+], an investment banking CEO, took the stage in a Confederate flag hat and sang a song about the financial crisis, set to the tune of “Dixie.” (“In Wall Street land we’ll take our stand, said Morgan and Goldman. But first we better get some loans, so quick, get to the Fed, man.”)

A few more acts followed, during which the veteran Kappas continued to gorge themselves on racks of lamb, throw petits fours at the stage, and laugh uproariously. Michael Novogratz, a former Army helicopter pilot with a shaved head and a stocky build whose firm, Fortress Investment Group, had made him a billionaire, was sitting next to me, drinking liberally and annotating each performance with jokes and insults.

“Can you fuckin’ believe Lasry up there?” Novogratz asked me. I nodded. He added, “He just gave me a ride in his jet a month ago.”

The neophytes – who had changed from their drag outfits into Mormon missionary costumes — broke into their musical finale: a parody version of “I Believe,” the hit ballad from The Book of Mormon, with customized lyrics like “I believe that God has a plan for all of us. I believe my plan involves a seven-figure bonus.” Amused, I pulled out my phone, and began recording the proceedings on video. Wrong move.

The grand finale, a parody of “I Believe” from The Book of Mormon

“Who the hell are you?” Novogratz demanded.

I felt my pulse spike. I was tempted to make a run for it, but – due to the ethics code of the New York Times, my then-employer – I had no choice but to out myself.

“I’m a reporter,” I said.

Novogratz stood up from the table.

“You’re not allowed to be here,” he said.

I, too, stood, and tried to excuse myself, but he grabbed my arm and wouldn’t let go.

“Give me that or I’ll fucking break it!” Novogratz yelled, grabbing for my phone, which was filled with damning evidence. His eyes were bloodshot, and his neck veins were bulging. The song onstage was now over, and a number of prominent Kappas had rushed over to our table. Before the situation could escalate dangerously, a bond investor and former Grand Swipe named Alexandra Lebenthal stepped in between us. Wilbur Ross quickly followed, and the two of them led me out into the lobby, past a throng of Wall Street tycoons, some of whom seemed to be hyperventilating.

Once we made it to the lobby, Ross and Lebenthal reassured me that what I’d just seen wasn’t really a group of wealthy and powerful financiers making homophobic jokes, making light of the financial crisis, and bragging about their business conquests at Main Street’s expense. No, it was just a group of friends who came together to roast each other in a benign and self-deprecating manner. Nothing to see here.

But the extent of their worry wasn’t made clear until Ross offered himself up as a source for future stories in exchange for my cooperation.

“I’ll pick up the phone anytime, get you any help you need,” he said.

“Yeah, the people in this group could be very helpful,” Lebenthal chimed in. “If you could just keep their privacy in mind.”

I wasn’t going to be bribed off my story, but I understood their panic.  Here, after all, was a group that included many of the executives whose firms had collectively wrecked the global economy in 2008 and 2009. And they were laughing off the entire disaster in private, as if it were a long-forgotten lark. (Or worse, sing about it — one of the last skits of the night was a self-congratulatory parody of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” called “Bailout King.”) These were activities that amounted to a gigantic middle finger to Main Street and that, if made public, could end careers and damage very public reputations.

After several more minutes spent trying to do damage control, Ross and Lebenthal escorted me out of the St. Regis.

As I walked through the streets of midtown in my ill-fitting tuxedo, I thought about the implications of what I’d just seen.

The first and most obvious conclusion was that the upper ranks of finance are composed of people who have completely divorced themselves from reality. No self-aware and socially conscious Wall Street executive would have agreed to be part of a group whose tacit mission is to make light of the financial sector’s foibles. Not when those foibles had resulted in real harm to millions of people in the form of foreclosures, wrecked 401(k)s, and a devastating unemployment crisis.

The second thing I realized was that Kappa Beta Phi was, in large part, a fear-based organization. Here were executives who had strong ideas about politics, society, and the work of their colleagues, but who would never have the courage to voice those opinions in a public setting. Their cowardice had reduced them to sniping at their perceived enemies in the form of satirical songs and sketches, among only those people who had been handpicked to share their view of the world. And the idea of a reporter making those views public had caused them to throw a mass temper tantrum.

The last thought I had, and the saddest, was that many of these self-righteous Kappa Beta Phi members had surely been first-year bankers once. And in the 20, 30, or 40 years since, something fundamental about them had changed. Their pursuit of money and power had removed them from the larger world to the sad extent that, now, in the primes of their careers, the only people with whom they could be truly themselves were a handful of other prominent financiers.

Perhaps, I realized, this social isolation is why despite extraordinary evidence to the contrary, one-percenters like Ross keep saying how badly persecuted they are. When you’re a member of the fraternity of money, it can be hard to see past the foie gras to the real world.

Copyright by Kevin Roose. Reprinted by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

(Above) This is billionaire Jacque Littlefield, also connected to interesting mineral mining deals, standing next to the fully operational armored division he kept in his garage in Woodside, California in Silicon Valley. He was the friend and neighbor of Elon Musk, John Doerr, Eric Schmidt and the other suspects. He had an around-the-clock maintenance crew who kept his tanks and military equipment fully functional, at all times. His functioning armored division was larger, and better maintained, than that of many South American dictatorships. When asked why he had all of that in his massive, custom built garage, he replied: “just in case”.

[* Revealed: The Full Membership List of Wall Street’s Secret Society*]

[* RELATED: The 1%-er Illuminati*]

Why did the key investors of Tesla meet with persons and groups from the Russian government and business sectors who State Department has identified as having mob connections? Could it have to do with all of the trillions of dollars

[][] The Psychology of The Billionaire: Why so many of them are Sociopaths

Why do billionaires have islands for sex orgy’s, jet planes for pedophiles, pedophile child murder clubs, hire a hooker-a-day, put hit-jobs on competitors, hire character assassination teams, cheat on their taxes even though they can afford to pay them, ignore the law, abuse people in public, treat women like cattle, fire people on a whim, abuse waiters, go through wives like butter, manipulate Congress and have the life-style of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Because they can or because they are too mentally disturbed to know better?

Why do Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, John Doerr and Eric Schmidt feel like it is there job to take over the U.S. Congress and mold government into their personal sociopathic vision?

Why can’t they just buy an insanely large McMansion in Atherton, California and the world’s most expensive fishing pole and just go fishing all over the world?

Why does Vinod Kohsla have to get in this giant lawsuit with the whole state of California so he can shut down part of California’s pristine Pacific Ocean park system for his personal Frat Boy club?

Why did London’s super-money and political elite round up young boys from the poor side of town, sexually abuse them, then kill them and think this was an Ok organization to have around?

Why are Gary D. Conley, Wall Street Reporter David Bird and a large number of people, who whistle-blew on billionaires, dead or missing?

As everyone has seen, these are the daily stories in the news. These people actually do these things on a regular basis. They only hang out with other billionaires, who also do the same crimes, infidelities and extremes so they all think they can get away with these kinds of crimes. This does not just affect the billionaires. There actions harm millions of innocent victins. Let’s take a look at the problem:

Declaring War On The Corruption Of The Silicon Valley VC’s Who Rig Elections and Policies

By Althea Winger

 

There are about 50 American creative inventors that have gotten shafted by Kleiner Perkins, Eric Schmidt, Steve Jurvetson, and the Silicon Valley Cartel, via an organized system of theft, and arrogance, that is quite audacious.

 

Each, and every, time these domestic creators invented a major thing, which had never existed before, the U.S. Government, the industry and potential customers; said that these inventors were the first ones to invent that thing. Not a single one of these VC’s had ever worked on, been involved in, or developed anything like it before.

 

Then, one of a handful of, closely associated, Silicon Valley VC’s, asks one of the inventor’s to show them their new invention under the guise of “maybe investing in it”.

 

Then the VC copies it, while running media troll attacks on the inventor’s effort, in order to clear the market.

 

The VC's then market a 100% copy of the invention, via a Kleiner, or Draper, associated "spin-off" and never pay the inventor's a dime.

 

The VC’s set up a legal structure designed to cost the inventor’s millions of dollars to sue those VC’s for the rip-offs. On top of that, the VC’s already have most of the law firms working for them, and threaten the firms, with revenue cut-offs, if they help any of the inventors. In addition to their “No Poaching Conspiracy” , the VC’s also have a “No Sue Conspiracy”, going on at the same time. The VC’s also bribe federal elected officials to keep them protected.

 

The FBI, The SEC, The FTC, and attorney generals, are supposed to protect citizens from such crimes, and abuse, but the bosses of the regulatory agencies have a great fear of upsetting campaign financiers; so not much gets done. This is one of the reason’s the public has no faith in Congress any more.

This VC scam is part of a process called “The Slip” and it is a grifter’s scam to steal things from unsuspecting members of the public, in this case American Inventors. The Slip has been commercialized, organized, and computerized by Silicon Valley billionaires in a very systematic program of intellectual theft.

 

Why would these VC’s risk legal battles and a lifetime of hatred from these inventors? It is called “Arrogance”

 

The media, public and sociology has clearly analysed Silicon Valley culture and confirmed, in tens of thousands of news reports and studies that Silicon Valley is run by:

A private male frat-house insider-club, from Yale and Stanford, who revel in their misogyny, racism, and mine-is-bigger-than-yours hubris, and use more prostitutes than any other American region in the nation.”

 

These “privileged” white males do not EVER want anyone to know that they didn’t create many of the things that they made their billions off of. Many of those things, the VC’s just stole. They made Silicon Valley into a Kinko’s copy center for other people’s ideas.

 

Inventor Mike Chieky, digital media creator Micheal Arrington, and vast numbers of other creators didn’t have the symmetrical facial structure of the frat boys, they didn’t have the family connections of the “approved” elites and they didn’t hang out at the Woodside community center or hire the $2000.00 per hour hookers that some of the VC’s did. They just “didn’t fit in”. They didn’t have “the look”. They “didn’t play the game”. They didn’t get invited in.

 

The VC’s say: “In Silicon Valley you are either a tool or you are The Machine”.

 

Many of Google’s products were created by other’s, before Google was even a real company, and simply stolen by Google.

 

The same for Apple.

 

Guess who just funded the massive lobbying effort, in Washington DC, to make inventors “illegal” and remove any legal protections for inventors? The investors of Google, Apple and the Kleiner Perkins Cartel!

 

State and federal officials have been assisting the Silicon Valley Cartel in terminating American innovation because the Cartel bribes them, with campaign funding, to do so.

 

The Cartel went very big, on their game-plan, recently. As one Silicon Valley insider described some recent, epic, VC scams: “ If you type “Silicon Valley Cartel No Poaching” into www.duckduckgo.com you will see quite a lot of news stories about how Kleiner and the Boys rigged the Valley so that no Paki’s (Indian H1-B workers) could get hired by other VC holdings, so that they would get booted back to India before they could make IP ownership claims. This followed right on the heels of the “AngelGate Scandal” where the VC’s were caught red-handed colluding to rig the VC industry against founders…”

 

VC insiders Ravi Kumra and Forrest Hayes were murdered by their hookers. $2000.00 bucks an hour doesn’t buy the kind of gal it used to.

 

Kleiner VC: Vinohd Khosla, has gotten himself sued and hated by California for taking the States favourite beach away, just for his friends. As the lawyer suing Khosla says: “it is about his sheer Arrogance”.

 

Kleiner VC, and Founder: Tom Perkins, was in the news recently for called poor people: “Nazi’s” for not appreciating how wonderful the VC’s are.

 

VC Joe Lonsdale is facing rape and abuse charges. Cartel boss, and Kleiner head, John Doerr just got, famously, sued by his own partner for sex and misogyny abuse. Kleiner associate: Ray Lane was nailed for massive tax fraud.

 

As if the arrogance could not get more outlandish, VC Tim Draper just ran a failed ballot initiative to try to make Silicon Valley it’s own state so that they could build a border-line, away from those filthy “poor’s” in East Palo Alto. These VC’s appear to have some major issues.

 

This gang of white, yuppie, elitists created the National Venture Capital Association and their private CIA hit-squad: In-Q-Tel, who funded the spy portions of Google, Facebook, Linkedin and the other privacy abuse ops. They never miss an opportunity for a good collusion.

 

The problem is, these boys created a glass bubble that was so air-tight, they never saw what was coming from the outside: What came was Mike Judge’s “Silicon Valley” TV show expose; public disdain of their arrogance; hundreds of Snowdens, created by their abuse of their own workers; Ellen Pao; The fall of the main-stream media, that they thought they owned; the realization that frat houses housed “rape factories” and men who were socially programmed to abuse; and the general trend towards really not liking arrogant pricks all that much.

 

Will law enforcement and regulatory agencies ever do their jobs and take action against these abusers?

Will any legal recourse ever exist to halt the abuse of America’s innovation treasure: It’s creative inventors?

 

Thanks to leakers, hackers, whistle-blowers and investigations, the insider rigging of industries is now out on the table and it is a dirty, dirty scene. The shiny towers of Sandhill Road hide a cesspool of corruption and Mafioso-like double-dealing.

 

It is time to take a look at a Valley that has turned into a Pit!

 

 

[][] Misusing the spy agencies for personal profiteering

AFI reporters feel that they have sourced evidence that details a cartel activity among the National Venture Capital Association leaders. Their members are also the same people who founded and run In-Q-Tel. These same people are also the people who lobby federal executive policy, mostly to benefit their personal stock portfolios. It is implied that the NVCA/IQT Cartel decide who gets government contracts in exchange for certain campaign resources. The top woman at the NSA was fired for running a privateering operation, per Glenn Greenwald. The Washington Post reported on the corruption in spy land when Silencers for Navy kills squads were pawned off for manufacture to a friends California car shop. The number of spies using government resources for personal profit is high but nobody has achieved greater notoriety than a Elon Musk’s, Eric Schmidt’s and John Doerr’s silent partners at a little rogue spy operation called: IN-Q-TEL

You see, billionaires like to play at being “spies”. They feel a sexual rush from knowing that they controlled an election or monopoly. It is the pure ecstasy of narcissistic power and hubris combined with the absolute arrogance of white elitist privilege.

BULLET POINTS REGARDING IN-Q-TEL:

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Charged by Congress and Consumer Groups with HUNDREDS of violations of Constitutional, tax, securities and commercial laws

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p<>{color:#000;}. – TechCrunch, Arrington, Buzzfeed & Alex Jones expose In-Q-Tel staff and VC’s as leaders of “Angel-Gate Scandal” & illegal “National Venture Capital Association Blacklisting & Market Control Collusion Cartel”. Congress & S.E.C. asked to investigate.

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Why was In-Q-Tel so involved with Google and Tesla in a covert manner?

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p<>{color:#000;}. – 6+ tons of cocaine confiscated by federal police, from IQT airplanes

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Owners of the Rendition Airplanes. Featured in Feature films: “RENDITION”, “WAG THE DOG” and “KILL THE MESSENGER

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p<>{color:#000;}. – ACLU claims IQT owns the controlling rights in most of the domestic spying companies (over 300 of them) plus controls Google and Facebook activities

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p<>{color:#000;}. – IQT/NAF/AFGHAN WAR PROFITEERS/VC INVESTORS/FRATERNITY GROUP are All The SAME group of people

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Epstein Investigations close in on corrupt billionaire club

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Evolved from liaison office to unregulated, potentially criminal and mercenary, endeavor. “Blackwater” in pin-stripe suits.

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Spins PR as “helping technology grow” but investigators say it has become a private political spy service for Silicon Valley billionaires

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Cult-like frat-house atmosphere at their companies devoted to control of outcomes at any cost. Almost no blacks or women in their groups.

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p<>{color:#000;}. – IQT member, or associate, connected to almost every banking group arrested or charged by DOJ

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Per Congressional investigators IQT resources missed the boat on ISIS, Benghazi and over 1300+ other recent intelligence failures

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p<>{color:#000;}. – “If you went to Stanford or Harvard and were in the “approved” Fraternities, you could be in the In-Q-Tel Spy Club where dot com billionaires get to lord it over White House policy in order to enrich their personal stock portfolios.” Web News

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Now proven that IQT “spying by computer” approach is a failed concept. Computers are always wrong on how the human mind will process social events.

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Uses taxpayer dollars to sell hit jobs to corporations and bankers = illegal

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p<>{color:#000;}. – IQT Afghan War lithium/indium/Solyndra venture with Silicon Valley VC’s, has now cost American taxpayers over $6 TRILLION dollars in losses per GAO, Time Magazine, Treasury

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According to one senior Congressional staffer: “In-Q-Tel was supposed to be a small office that was to help young entrepreneurs sell their wares to government agencies. Congress has been unable to examine them, or do oversight on them, because they hide behind a non-profit cover. This lack of regulation caused the Silicon Valley VC’s to believe they could get away with anything and use In-Q-Tel as a private profiteering weapon for their own stock portfolios and their private political schemes. Now we have an out-of-control operation, undertaken by a rogue group, that may, very well, be breaking quite a number of laws…”

 

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One contracted investigator said: “If you run all of the names on the suspect lists into xKeyScore, LucidWorks, Palantir, TX-7 or similar sets of crime search engines; matrix their credit cards and then cross reference them with the database file of every major escort service, your response screen lights up like a Christmas tree. These people hire lots of ladies. Then, if you run them with a ‘peeling program’ which strips away their corporate fronts and matrix their holdings via the Cayman’s, The Ukraine and Switzerland, you find that one chunk of them likes to off-shore their tax avoidance into the same little nooks. Mostly, it is the ones from Silicon Valley, but there is much to behold when you scan this group. Ryals has reported them to the SEC for years but the new Congress will not like the DNC leverage that In-Q-Tel has been using to acquire Democratic initiatives. The Democrat IQT never saw the GOP Congress coming…”

***

Chris Byron- New York Post:

“There are many sensible ways the CIA could have gone about developing the technologies it needs, but funneling money into Wall Street via an outfit like In-Q-Tel was never one of them. So it will be a good thing for Wall Street – and for America, too – if the CIA’s next spymaster simply shuts the operation down.” (Contact Chris Byron via Twitter)

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Alex Jones:  “I will tell you something about them that will shock you…” (Available for background interviews)

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The Corbett Report: “…they should be shut down..” (Available for background interviews)

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“IN-Q-Tel was born in the Harvard and Stanford Frat Houses of the rich and “elite”. As the world has now seen, these frat houses teach young white men that date-rape and the use of women as disposable play things is the norm, outsiders and people of color are to be shunned, “greed is not only good” – it is the apex of your life, and the only thing that matters is beating your frat brothers in business coups to show who has the biggest penis.

You saw the Jewish holocaust and said: “How could those people do such a thing?”. You saw genocide in Africa and said: “How could those people do such a thing?” You saw Enron and Madoff and a host of epic crimes against the public and you said, in each case: “How could those people do such a thing?”

It is called Dissociation. The IN-Q-TEL leaders lost track, they lost morality and they let blind greed and boys club rules overcome decency and the law.” – [*LATIMES RESEARCHER *]

***

From Another Investigative News Report: “IN-Q-Tel (IQT) is NOT the CIA. In fact, over half of the actual CIA feel that IQT are “Yuppie spy wanna-be A-holes” and a “stain on the intelligence community.” Actual intelligence agents say that IN-Q-Tel began as a small business liaison office that avoided circumspection because they got to whisper “CIA” whenever they felt pressure from law enforcement or Congress. IQT is the modern day equivalent of the Watergate Burglars; political hit-men and a dirty-deeds-for-hire cabal.

This small office quickly grew to an out of control, rogue spy operation with no oversight, no controls, layers upon layers of false corporate fronts, and an agenda written by a special interest group of billionaires and investment banks. They went from protecting taxpayers to abusing the taxpayers on behalf of tycoons. They use U.S. taxpayer dollars and Silicon Valley tycoon cash to sell their spy services to The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other lobby groups. Conflict-of-interest? You might say so!

When the FBI and DEA confiscated IQT’s airplanes and found six tons of Cocaine, when IQT was shown to own the “Rendition” airplanes, when the largest privacy abuse in American history all tracks back to IQT’s bank accounts, when the trillion dollar loss in Afghanistan is tracked back to a trillion dollar stock scam connected to IQT’s tycoons….. you have to just stop and go…hmmmm?

Some Congressional and journalism investigators feel that IQT has fallen as close to the definition of “organized crime” as you can get. Investigations say that IQT engages in “activities that stretch the bounds of morality and the law”; and run the most sinister of political hit-jobs, muckraking, lobbying and spying on American’s that are so in the news these days. Edward Snowden exposed a database called xKEYSCORE as well as many other systems which find “bad guys”. When you run the In-Q-Tel characters through these bad-guy finders, you discover that a group of White House staff, pretend spies, lobbyists, tabloid owners, Russian mobsters and Silicon Valley tycoons all share the same deep financial, stock and political connections.

The attack plan is a classic set of take-down playbook moves. A client orders the termination of every possible source of revenue of the target (usually an individual or small company who got in the way), in order to terminate the target’s ability to respond or litigate and as retribution for the attackers perceived slight.

The attackers employ character assassination, they plant moles in the target’s business and “Honey Traps” in personal venues, they hack, They use DNS redirection to send the target to fake Linkedin and Facebook sites, They shut down the targets business with DDOS attacks, they use unfair business competition tactics by stealing technology and flooding the market with clone technology, and they manipulate public policy against the target via lobbying and bribery in Washington DC, among their dirty tricks.

In-Q-Tel has spent over a decade, and billions of your tax dollars, trying to automate spying on people and mood manipulation, by taking over Silicon Valley; yet none of their technology saw Benghazi, ISIS, or thousands of other missed intelligence indicators. The plain fact is, computers always fail with social projection, they always get it wrong, when trying to calculate what the human mind will do. The IQT approach put the nation at greater risk by hyping and selling a failed solution. Human minds will never work like computers unless IQT’s Google builds it’s human robots to replace us all.

It is illegal for the CIA to spy domestically. The NSA does not do that much domestic spying, they mostly analyze spy data provided by “contractors” like Axciom and the IQT “pool”. IQT sells their services to anybody willing to pay. It appears that no deed is too dirty for IQTIQT financed, runs and coordinates the largest array of domestic spying gear, data harvesting and mood manipulation companies in America. If you pull up a list of all of the companies that IQT financed and owns stock in, you will hold a list of every domestic spying operation in the USA. If you pull up an FBI (The FBI and CIA pretty much hate each other) cross reference of IQT, New America Foundation, Silicon Valley VC’s and campaign backers; you find that it is a list of all of the same names and financial connections.

Who watches the watchers at IQT? NOBODY!“…   (Available for background interviews)

 

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION, AND CAREER HIT-JOBS, BY HIGHLY PLACED POLITICAL ENTITIES USING TAXPAYER MONEY

Anatomy of a Political Kill Order

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION, AND CAREER HIT-JOBS, BY HIGHLY PLACED POLITICAL ENTITIES USING TAXPAYER MONEY

By Thomas Winstead, Bob Unruh, Edward Snowden, Winston Emery & Piper Lee

Government sponsored character assassination delivered by Google, Gawker Media, IN-Q-Tel and New America Foundation; all of whom are financially, politically and operationally connected. Eric Schmidt ran and funded New America Foundation; Ran Google; Partnered and funded In-Q-Tel; hired, along with his associate: Elon Musk, In-Q-Tel executives; Worked with Gawker Marketers along with In-Q-Tel; was, himself and Google, funded by In-Q-Tel; funded the top 4 political campaigns, that all of those parties aggressively supported; and managed a business plan, that ran between all of those efforts, to ruin competitors and those who did not think like him, in any way possible.

Using the largest character assassination engine ever created. The Large Hadron Collider of defamation, Schmidt and his little Cartel went to work on enemies of his ideology. These were hit-jobs, using taxpayer dollars, against American born taxpayers, inside America, on U.S. soil because some politician or, campaign backer billionaire, wanted to hide their crimes.

 

ARTICLES CONFIRMING THE BACKGROUND:

Character [++]assassination – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Character assassination is a deliberate and sustained process that aims to destroy the credibility and reputation of a person, institution, social group, or nation.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_assassination

Google Search Results Rigged? – Outside The Beltway

Is Google manipulating its search results to keep competitors down? … When Google was a pure search engine, it was easy to appear agnostic about search results, … Are Google’s results rigged? Heck yeah.

outsidethebeltway.com/google-search-results-rigged/

  • Character* [+ ]Assassination [ | Definition of+] * character* [+ …+]

Full Definition of CHARACTER ASSASSINATION : the slandering of a person usually with the intention of destroying public confidence in that person See character assassination defined for English-language learners Examples of CHARACTER ASSASSINATION None of those rumors are true. She’s been the …

[+ merriam-webster.com/dictionary/character assassination+]

[+ Urban Dictionary:] * Character* [ +]Assassination

Character Assassination is the act of attempting to influence the portrayal or reputation of a particular person, causing others to develop an extremely negative perception of him/her.

[+ urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Character AssassinationCWorld;] * Google* [ Defends Against Claims of+] * Rigged* [+ ]Search [ …+]

Google Defends Against Claims of Rigged Search Results. Google is aggressively defending itself against accusations it manipulates its search … or specialized image, shopping, flight, or movie results. And that’s not just Google; Bing, Yahoo and other search engines do the …

pcworld.com/article/257269/google_defends_against_cla…

Character [++]Assassination Law & Legal Definition

Character Assassination refers to the slandering or vicious personal verbal attack on a person with the intention of destroyinPg or damaging that person’s reputation or confidence.

definitions.uslegal.com/c/character-assassination/

  • Google* [+ Has+] * Rigged* [+ ]It’s [ ]Search [ Results… …+]

The bclund Blog The Intersection of Markets, Trading, and Life! Main menu. Skip to content. Home; About Brian Lund; THE BEST OF bclund; Brian Lund In Media; Google Has Rigged It’s Search Results…Is Anyone Surprised? … To bolster its own listings, Google sometimes copied, …

[+ bclund.com/2015/03/20/google-has-rigged-its-search-r…+]

character [++]assassination – The Free Dictionary

character assassination n. The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure. character assassin n. character assassination n 1. the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person’s reputation by defamatory …

thefreedictionary.com/character+assassination

[+ Europe investigates+] [* Google*][* Rigged* [ ]search [ rankings …+]

Europe investigates Google: Rigged search rankings? More like this. Update: Google targeted by EU antitrust probe. Google Instant results: … it makes no sense. … Google is a search engine. … It s their job. If they are not allowed to do this, they cannot serve their users. …

computerworld.com/article/2469754/e-commerce/europe-investi…

 

Character Assassination – Changing Minds

Character Assassination . Techniques > Propaganda > Character Assassination. Method | Example | Discussion | See also . Method. Attack the person, showing them to be bad and unworthy.

changingminds.org/techniques/propaganda/character_assassina…

[+ Spies and+] * Honey* [+ ]Traps[: PW Talks with Jason Matthews+]

I don’t know if there still is an operating Sparrow School, but I imagine honey traps are still used. … which continues the narrative with the same characters (and some new ones). There are recruitments, double crosses, despicable traitors, assassination attempts, and a desperate …

publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/56…

[+ EU competition commissioner ‘concerned’] * Google* [ is rigging its …+]

… with competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager formally accusing the search giant of rigging its search engine and its Android smartphone . Jobs. Jobs; Cars. CarsIreland.ie; Used Car Search; Car Dealers; Deals. … EU competition commissioner ‘concerned’ Google is rigging its search engine

independent.ie/business/technology/news/eu-competition-c…

[+ Barbara Hartwell Vs. CIA:] * Honey* [ ]Trap [ Trickster? Or CIA Assassin?+]

Honey Trap Trickster? Or CIA Assassin? … Here’s a little sample of Negri’s more recent character assassination regarding myself and my friends and colleagues Rayelan … But it’s getting late and this ‘Former CIA Assassin’ and ‘Honey Trap Trickster’ has grown tired of typing …

barbarahartwellvscia.blogspot.com/2006/11/honey-trap-trickster-or-cia-assas…

[+ Julian Assange in the+] * Honey* [+ ]Trap [ by Justin Raimondo …+]

Julian Assange in the Honey Trap. How they snared him. by Justin … character assassination is an art, to be practiced with a fine attention to detail … One of the participants in the ensuing conversation describes her as “certainly an odd character,” who seemed out of …

original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/07/julian-assange-in-the-h…

[+ Snowden Drip: Government Funded+] * Character* [+ ]Assassination [ …+]

Snowden Drip: Government Funded Character Assassination Squads Rampant Online From The Intercept: … the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, …

blog.agupieware.com/2014/02/snowden-drip-government-funded.html

By Bob Unruh

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, through whom document-leaker Edward Snowden previously rattled the entire National Security Agency, is now confirming Western intelligence networks strategize to place “trolls” on the Internet to undermine, discredit and destroy critics.

[+ In an article posted on website Greenwald help create called the Intercept,+] Greenwald reports secret documents from the GCHQ – the United Kingdom’s version of the NSA – reveal “how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction.”

He cites documents from the “previously secret” Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group in the U.K., which describe injecting “all sorts of false material onto the Internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets” and to use “social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”

“To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: ‘false flag operations’ (posting material to the Internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting ‘negative information’ on various forums.”

The document lists a “Disruption Operational Playbook” and subheadings titled “Infiltration Operation, Ruse Operation, Set Piece Operation, False Flag Operation, False Rescue Operation, Disruption Operation, Sting Operation.”

[_ Get “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism” at WND’s Superstore_]

Regarding how to “discredit a target,” the instructions include, “Set up a honey-trap, change their photos on social networking sites, write a blog purporting to be one of their victims, email/text their colleagues, neighbors, friends etc.”

[+ Sam Rolley at the Personal Liberty blog+] wrote that his organization for years has been “warning readers that the well-connected and ruling elite, displeased by this newfound proletariat freedom, have been prolific in attempts to undermine and marginalize information provided by any media outlet unwilling to obey the same unspoken rules that govern the content choices of major media outlets.”

“Now, thanks to the efforts of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald, readers no longer have to take the word of ‘paranoid’ bloggers who relate tales of paid government trolls lurking in comment sections and other concentrated top-down efforts to muddy the information provided by alternative media,” Rolley said.

He warned that the “most disturbing confirmation provided in the newly publicized intelligence documents is that spy agencies in Western nations with free speech guarantees have been given carte blanche authority from political leadership to target private individuals and organizations deemed uncooperative with the will of the state with ruthless online reputation-destruction efforts.”

Greenwald said the discussion of many of the techniques “occurs in the context of using them in lieu of ‘traditional law enforcement’ against people suspected (but not charged or convicted) of ordinary crimes or, more broadly still, ‘hacktivism,’ meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.”

Rolley said it takes “no stretch of the imagination – even for those who have resisted considering the possibility of malevolent intent on government’s part – to assume that the mission of organizations like the NSA and GCHQ is ultimately more about quelling citizen dissent than stopping citizen bloodshed at the hands of terrorists.”

“The mere existence of documents like those published this week,” Rolley said, “provides that the nefarious and long-suspected Internet activities of Western propagandists are not just plausible – they have very likely occurred in the comment sections and social media posts of articles like the one you are reading now.”

WND columnist Eric Rush highlighted the outrageous idea of government agents trying to destroy the reputations of critics.

“It is worth noting that in 2008, Cass Sunstein, an Obama adviser and the White House’s former head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs … wrote a paper proposing that the U.S. government engage teams of covert agents and independent, ideologically kindred surrogates to employ precisely the aforementioned methods to achieve their objectives,” Rush said.

Greenwald said the “point is that, far beyond hacktivists, these surveillance agencies have vested themselves with the power to deliberately ruin people’s reputations and disrupt their online political activity even though they’ve been charged with no crimes, and even though their actions have no conceivable connection to terrorism or even national security threats.”

Greenwald said the British organization, GCHQ, in response to his questions, said only that it does not comment on intelligence matters.

“Furthermore,” the agency said, “all of GCHQ’s work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorized, necessary and proportionate, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the Secretary of State, the Interception and Intelligence Services Commissioners, and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee.”

“Whatever else is true,” Greenwald wrote, “no government should be able to engage in these tactics: what justification is there for having government agencies target people – who have been charged with no crime – for reputation-destruction, infiltrate online political communities, and develop techniques for manipulating online discourse?”

WND previously has reported on leftist trolls operating online, including those with thousands of postings that would be unlikely to come from someone submitting comments during free time.

The report at the time said the trolls were performing a “disinformation” function typical of counter-intelligence efforts by intelligence agencies to confuse political enemies and refute or deflect opposing political views that are less susceptible to refutation by more traditional methods of debate and argumentation.

Typically, trolls operating on WND forums were defending Obama by posting specious and diversionary arguments with the goal of changing the subject and obscuring topics that could damage Obama, such as his birth records, life narrative, political history and policy preferences, including his current positions as president.

One was found to have posted nearly 4,800 comments over a two-year period. Another operated under different user names used various email addresses and nine different IP addresses to post 15,200 comments over 787 days on WND.com and FoxNews.com, as well as several smaller news websites, some of which had a local focus or interest.

The report confirmed many of the trolls banned from participating in WND forums appeared to have been operating on a professional level.

Read more at [+ http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/govt-handbook-for-internet-trolls-uncovered/#lZFg1EdYRl9iTSC8.99+]

[][] How The White House Has You “Killed”:

 When you are The White House Press Secretary, and you want someone killed (in the media) you turn to Gawker Media and In-Q-Tel

 

Who Is Gawker Media and Nick Denton? Let’s take a look at how the international news media answers that question:

[+ +]

[* Gawker Media: Hypocrites vs. Douchecanoes*]

by Matt Forney For TAKI MAG.com

In 2002, a failed British journalist named Nick Denton started Gawker, a bitchy gossip blog run out of his Manhattan apartment. Over 10 years later, Gawker and its sister sites have become the biggest names in clickbait “journalism,” pulling down millions of visitors a month and making its owner a millionaire several times over. The secret to Denton’s success? He took the aggressive, lynch mob mentality of British tabloids, which specialize in ruining people’s lives, and injected it into America’s comparatively placid, Oprahfied media market.

In particular, Gawker, Jezebel, Valleywag, and their sister sites specialize in witch hunts: digital vigilantism against those who fail to keep up with leftist orthodoxy. Geoffrey Miller, [+ Pax Dickinson+], [+ Justine Tunney+], [+ Violentacrez+]: the list of people whom Gawker has garroted for “racism” or “misogyny” could fill a phone book. With an army of Twitter twits behind it, Gawker Media truly is the moral majority of the left, instigating mob action against those who sin against the religion of toleranceGawker’s provocations are even encouraging real-world violence now, as Valleywag’s overfed man-baby of an editor Sam Biddle eggs on attacks against San Francisco tech workers from the safety of the East Coast.

[+ http://www.corruptionnewsdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SPIES-WHO-WENT-ROGUE_-THE-IN-Q-TEL-STORY.102d.mp4+]

 

“Which makes the revelation that Denton has been allowing trolls to terrorize his female employees all the more delicious.”

For the past few months, 4chan has been engaged in a trolling operation against Jezebelposting pictures of rape and gore porn in the comments section. Despite the fact that these shocking and disgusting images are stressing out staffers to the point where they’re developing PTSD, Denton has steadfastly refused to do anything about the problem. Jezebel’s staff recently snapped and posted an open letter on the site demanding that Gawker Media do something, calling 4chan’s trolling “a very real and immediate threat to the mental health of Jezebel’s staff and readers.”

Fat chance of this happening, however. As others have pointed out, Gawker Media’s business model depends on getting clicks; indeed, their writers are paid according to how many page views their articles get. Since comments help drive traffic to websites, fighting 4chan’s rape porn trolling will reduce Gawker’s profitability. Not only that, Google itself ranks web pages according to how many comments they have, as comments are extremely difficult to fake. Fewer comments means a lower page rank, which translates into less search traffic and less money for Denton to blow on exotic vacations with his boy-toy hubby. If Gawker Media was willing to testify in federal court as to [+ why they should be allowed to rip off their interns+], you can bet your bottom peso that they aren’t going to do jack about this.

Gawker Media Attack Specialist Adrian Covert of San Francisco. Now under 24/7 electronic surveillance for “suspicious activities”

And there’s the punch line. Gawker Media, the company that gets people fired from their jobs for making “sexist” jokes, has been creating a hostile work environment for its women staffers for months. They’re the leftist equivalent of a priest who rails against homosexuality only to be caught molesting altar boys in the confessional booths. In staying silent on this for so long, Dodai Stewart, Lindy West, and Jezebel’s other star employees have shown themselves to be frauds. They don’t care about feminism, “fat shaming,” or whatever cause they’re screeching about today; all they care about is money and power. And now we have the proof.

Please share this article by using the link below. When you cut and paste an article, Taki’s Magazine misses out on traffic, and our writers don’t get paid for their work. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. [+ http://takimag.com/article/gawker_media_hypocrites_vs_douchecanoes/print#ixzz3CCvoAIP4+]

 

Denton Sweats Over Decline in Web * Ad* [+ ]Revenues [CBS News+]

Gawker Media’s Nick Denton has made a horrible prediction regarding internet adspend for the next year: … Gawker’s Denton Sweats Over Decline in Web Ad Revenues. Shares Tweets Stumble … But the web ad economy as a whole will be the beneficiary of falling budgets.

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Nick Denton charged with ordering phone-hacking, helping Anonymous hackers, stealing Mitt Romney’s tax records, hiding money in Russia and Caymans and MORE

IS GAWKER MEDIA THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY’S “PLAUSIBLE DENI-ABILITYHIT SQUAD? STILL MORE

 

[+ ‘][+Straight To] [* Hell:’] [+ Reflections On Annie,] * Gawker [ …+]

I feel like I’m probably going straight to hell for all of this. But, given all the other shitty … Emily Ratajkowski entertainment expats facebook Gawker Gawker Media gender hipsters Hollywood Hugh Hefner inter-racial dating internet Jezebel Julia Allison korea liberalism …

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Terror– John Cook of Gawker; now of Greenwald – NOT CIA’S FRIEND!

Gawker Tries to Reveal Identity of CIA Agent Behind Bin Laden Kill

By Jana Winter

The Gawker website is under fire for trying to expose the CIA agent who may have helped lead the effort to kill [+ Usama Bin Laden+] — despite efforts by the U.S. government and media to keep his identity secret for security reasons.

Using red arrows pointing to a full-length picture and close-up photos of the possible agent, Gawker reporter John Cook on July 6 wrote a piece under the headline “Is This the Guy Who Killed Bin Laden?” The story has since sparked an angry response from former intelligence agents — as well as Gawker’s own readers — who say Cook’s post was irresponsible and could have deadly consequences.

“This whole business of exposing people is a real serious matter. It’s not entertainment, some people may think it is, but it’s not … There are real people out there that are going to be killed because of this,” said Charles Faddis, a former CIA operations officer who spent 20 years working international hot spots and who headed the CIA’s Terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction Unit before retiring in 2008.

“I don’t have a lot of patience for this,” added Faddis, speaking about attempts to out the identity of a CIA operative.  “This is serious, this is really serious. It’s completely irresponsible.”

Some Gawker readers also weren’t amused. A commenter named “Myrna Minkoff” wrote in response to Cook’s story:

“If this is the guy who tracked down Bin Laden, I can think of no better way to thank him for his outstanding civil service than by outing him on a highly trafficked web site and putting his career, his life, the lives of his loved ones in danger. Hooray!”

Another commenter “joelydanger” wrote:

“Consider that the next time you decide to write another article that tries to glorify DEVGRU, the CIA, or anyone and anything else used on the mission. You’re causing harm and danger to the very people you’re claiming to be heroes.”

But Cook insisted he didn’t compromise anyone’s security by posting the photos.

“I do not believe my post put anybody in physical danger,” Cook said in an email response to several questions posed by FoxNews.com. “I do not believe that people whose photographs are distributed by the White House as part of its public relations efforts have a reasonable claim to ask that no one speculate as to who they are.”

Cook was referring to a series of official White House pictures taken from the Situation Room during the raid on Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. The most famous of those photos, seen on televisions, newspapers and websites around the world, showed [+ President Obama+], Vice President Biden, Secretary of State [+ Hillary Clinton+], Defense Secretary [+ Robert Gates+] and other officials watching a live feed of the raid.

Barely visible in that photo is the right jacket arm and the bottom of a necktie that appear to belong to a tall man standing behind Gates. Other pictures taken in the Situation Room during the raid, posted on the White House Flickr feed, show full-on shots of a tall man whose jacket and tie appear to match those of the man standing behind Gates in the earlier photo.

On July 5, the Associated Press published an extensive article on a CIA agent who led the hunt and eventual takedown of Bin Laden. The article referred to the agent only as “John,” explaining: “The Associated Press has agreed to the CIA’s request not to publish his full name and withhold certain biographical details so that he would not become a target for retribution.”

Later that same day, the website Cryptome, a [+ Wikileaks+] competitor that publishes leaked, sometimes classified documents and information, used clues from the AP article to home in on photos from the [+ White House+] Flickr feed and other AP photos that might show “John.” The article noted that “John” appeared just out of frame in the famous photo.

The following day, Cook picked up the Cryptome info and published the photos from the White House Flickr feed, beneath the “Is This the Guy Who Killed Bin Laden?” headline. Cook’s post also included an AP file photo of CIA Director Leon Panetta leaving a briefing on Capitol Hill, where the man who may be “John” is seen in the background.

“Of course, it could be a random staffer who happened to be in both locations with John,” Cook wrote. “Or it could be the guy who iced bin Laden.”

The New York Observer posted a story late Tuesday that claimed to have confirmed the identity of the CIA agent, starting with the AP article and the Situation Room photo, and it posted photos online of the man it said was the agent.

Cook said he and his Gawker editors discussed potential safety concerns before publishing the information and photos.

“We came to the conclusion that it is highly unlikely that the White House would distribute for publication a photograph of a man whose life would be endangered if his photograph were ever published. Likewise, we decided that it is highly unlikely that such a man would publicly accompany the director of Central Intelligence, in the presence of AP photographers, to Capitol Hill to testify.”

But those White House photos do not identify the man in question, only noting that the group of people are “members of the national security team,” numerous Gawker commenters pointed out.

“You seem to have not noticed that they took great pains to make sure his face wasn’t in the shot and he was never identified by name,” Myrna Minkoff wrote, when another commenter challenged her criticism of the Gawker post.

Other commenters chimed in.

“Sure it’ll put him, his friends, and his family in danger regardless of whether or not he’s actually the guy, but it’ll generate some pageviews and advertiser revenue, and that’s the IMPORTANT thing, right?” wrote someone using the name “dgoat.”

“You should still be ashamed of yourselves.”

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One Denton Bio | Gawker [++]Media [+ LLC and Nick Denton- The … +]

The headquarters of Gawker Media, … (Ironically, it was one of the few things he’s ever done mainly for the hell of it.) … Blog at WordPress.com. Follow. Follow “Gawker Media LLC and Nick Denton- The Killing of Babies …

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[+ “][+Gawker is the most vile and evil example of the written word in history”, says employee. What] * Gawker* [+ ]Media [ Is Doing About Our Rape Gif Problem+]

On Monday, we posted an open letter to the management of Gawker Media, our parent company, regarding an ongoing problem that we here at Jezebel could no longer tolerate: horribly violent rape gifs that were consistently appearing in our comments. For months, we asked Gawker Media HQ for help with

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[+ Jezebel calls out+] * Gawker* [+ ]Media [ for failing to address …+]

Jezebel calls out Gawker Media for failing to address incessant misogynist comments … we’d report the hell out of it here and cite it as another example of employers failing to take the safety of its female employees seriously.

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Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass — New York …

Everybody Sucks Gawker and the rage of the creative underclass. By Vanessa Grigoriadis; Published Oct 14, 2007 ; … Gawker made its debut under the leadership of Nick Denton, the complicated owner of the blog network Gawker Media, …

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  • Gawker* [+ ]Sucks [ and Here is Why | The Writings+]

Perhaps you, like everyone else who uses the web, likes to visit gossip sites like Gawker. I have had it with those sites. Their trade is in lies, deception, … Gawker Sucks Even More | Gawker Media. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Enter your comment here …

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Gawker [++]Sucks – “Free Beacon” — Breaking News, Politics …

Gawker Sucks. Share. Tweet. Email. … It is unclear to me how Gawker Media’s actions are materially different from, say, Napster circa 2000 when it was sued out of existence for facilitating the illicit downloads of copyright material. Who knows.

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[+ Who else hates+] * Gawker* [+ ]Media[? – Boycott-+]Gawker-And-Gizmodo

Who else hates Gawker Media? Nobody who works at Gawker/Gizmodo/etc. should ever work again! Butt handed to Gawker; … http://juicedsportsblog.com/2008/05/gawkermediasucks.html http://suckreport.com/search/gawker http://tomsucks.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/gawkersucks/

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[+ Why Digg Really+] * Sucks* [+ and+] * Gawker* [+ ]Media [ Probably Does Too …+]

Right on. I won’t say that most of the stuff on Digg is bad. It’s just not that great. Meh. But I really agree with you that there are way too many “me too” blog posts out there.

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[+ New Statesman | Reddit blocks+] * Gawker* [+ in defence of its right …+]

Links from Gawker are banned from /r/politics, after journalist threatens to reveal the identity of the man running Reddit’s “creepshots”, “beatingwomen” and “jailbait” forums.

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Gawker [++]Sucks | Exposing “Gawker [++]Medias” racist Slants one …

Gawker Media gets traffic with copyrighted material? I find this bit even more interesting, … Follow “Gawker Sucks” Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Powered by WordPress.com …

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Gawker [++]Sucks – blogspot.com

Gawker Sucks Sunday, August 24, 2014. … Earlier today, Joel Johnson announced Gawker was disabling all image uploads in their comments. … And you can be sure the top guys at Gawker Media, like Joel Johnson, are now looking into it!

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Gawker [++]Sucks: Finding Mobutu

Gawker Sucks. Sunday, December 9, 2012. Finding Mobutu. Most people reading this are probably familiar with Gawker Media properties.

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Gawker [++]Mediaとは goo Wikipedia (ウィキペディア[+)+]

Gawker Media. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vanessa Grigoriadis, “Everybody Sucks: Gawker and the rage of the creative underclass, New York magazine, October 22, 2007.

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Gawker [++]Media – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gawker Media is a Cayman Islands1 corporation online media company and blog network, founded and owned by Nick Denton based in New York City. It is considered2 to be one of the most visible and successful blog-oriented media companies.citation As of March 2012…

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Gawker Writers Have to Work Weekends Now Too | New York Observer

Nick Denton, for his part, said that the weekend plan is “nothing new,” and that in the first half of the year, … and said he thinks it “sucks.” Share this: Facebook; Twitter; Google; LinkedIn; Print; Email; Filed under: Alex Pareene, Gabriel Snyder, Gawker, Nick Denton, The Media Mob. Comment .

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Nick [++]Denton – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nick Denton, born 24 August 1966, is a British journalist and internet entrepreneur, the founder and proprietor of the blog collective Gawker Media, and the managing editor of the New York-based Gawker.com.

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Shots In The Dark: Why Gawker Sucks

I was just googling “Gawker sucks” and this came up making a very clear point of why I was googling this phrase in the first place. They’re not even funny.

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Oh my! Gawker’s Nick Denton’s ex boyfriend is not happy with his new boy toy.

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By Christopher Koulouris For http://scallywagandvagabond.com

Frankly there’s nothing more delicious than watching someone famous for ripping people’s alive (yes journalism sucks these days) apart become his own parody on manners and gossip. That said there was a twinkle of relish when I came across page 6‘s interesting expose on Nick Denton, the media zealot of Gawker media (which owns a smattering of salacious dribble including gawker, jezebel,deadspin,lifehacker and jalopnik)who has suddenly found himself the scorn of a former jealous and one imagines scorned lover.

[+ page 6+]: Gadfly Gawker Media head Nick Denton recently changed his Facebook status from single to “in a relationship,” but not everyone seems to be happy about it.

Sources say an angry ex of his new boyfriend tossed a brick through the window of Denton’s SoHo loft building recently, and has been causing enough further trouble that the police have been contacted.

Not to drift too much from Nick but I too was quite aghast when I decided to publicly note that I was no longer single but in a relationship on Facebook (for some reason I was quite surprised by the number of people who responded to what I perceived to be something really quite arbitrary and of little consequence in the world scheme of things, but yes people do pay attention it seems) which perhaps might explain the sudden attention that Mr Denton received when he publicly decided to note that he was in fact now no longer a pedophile or single.

Of course who also noted one assumes is a scorned former lover of the media titan who felt compelled enough to go smashing bricks into his former lover’s abode. And perhaps with good reason as it appears Mr Denton’s attentions have now turned to presumably a nimble agile and quite pretty young man ( 28 year old Derrence Washington) who it appears is an English actor here in NYC on tour (permanent tour one supposes).

What perhaps make the intrusion even more charming (not to suggest they are ever charming) is Mr Denton’s own acknowledgment that he is now being served the same dish he is well known famous for serving up on a regular basis.

When we asked Denton about the incidents, he told us via e-mail: “After that Hulk Hogan sex tape on Gawker, I can hardly complain about intrusion into my private life!

“Yep, love is messy,” he added.

Indeed love and gossip are quite messy but that said I’m betting Mr Denton is loving every minute of it. If I could suggest one thing Mr Denton, perhaps if you were to send a bouquet to the former lover it may temper their ire. I know it worked for me once. Oh dear…

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[+ Who owns the+] * Gawker* [+ ]Media [ company? – Ask questions, Find …+]

… Who owns the Gawker Media company? : … Jossip founder David Hauslaib estimated Gawker.com’s annual advertising revenue to be at least $1 … but someone else will have better luck selling the advertising than we did.”5 In a fall 2008 memo Denton announced the layoff of “19 of our …

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NICK DENTON SAYS, ON CAMERA, TO NBC, THAT HE MAKES A LIVING DESTROYING PEOPLE:

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Testimony to Human Rights Watch, The United Nations and Special Task Force: The Hague:

“In-Q-Tel has exploited the most defenseless, at risk, abused people in the world: the war refugees, democracy advocates and disaster refugees. They did this by copying benign software and offering it to those groups with the sole purpose of spying on them for economic and political manipulation for the advantage of campaign billionaires with specific political interests. Backdoors and tracking mechanisms, via IN-Q-Tel owned Silicon Valley data harvesting companies, were used to take advantage of these populations of American and international regions.”

[][] Payback Politics: How taxpayer resources were used to attack and destroy competitors and reporters who tried to tell police about the crimes

Department of Energy Funding applicants who competed with the applicants controlled by the Silicon Valley campaign financiers were brutally attacked using government resources

[][] Anatomy of A White House “Hit Job”

ANATOMY OF A SILICON VALLEY CARTEL “BURN NOTICE”: TECH BILLIONAIRES COPY SPY HIT-JOB TACTICS TO WIPE OUT ADVERSARIES

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p<>{color:#000;}. Contracts hit job and lobby services like In-Q-Tel, Sidney Blumenfeld Consulting, New America Foundation, Gawker Media, Richard Berman Consulting, NVCA and private investigators.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Destroys all your sources of income

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steals your technology

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sends “honey-trap” fake dates to harass you

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p<>{color:#000;}. They will put a “do not hire” notice on every job & HR database in the world

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p<>{color:#000;}. Spoofing your websites by instantly redirecting links to fake clones

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sends tens of millions of fake users to your sites

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p<>{color:#000;}. Intercepts any Paypal, or other online payments, so you never get any on-line revenue

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p<>{color:#000;}. Threatens law firms that try to defend you

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p<>{color:#000;}. Has their corrupt Senator manipulate laws against you

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p<>{color:#000;}. Puts moles in your company

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p<>{color:#000;}. Calls your employer with fake stories about you to get you fired

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p<>{color:#000;}. Posts character assassination stories using their “Troll Farms” and Gawker Media

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p<>{color:#000;}. They have Google lock all of the attacks against you at top of Google search results

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copies the CIA and GCHQ tactics book

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Silicon Valley Cartel is able to accomplish the web portion of the attacks, because the Silicon Valley Cartel founded, funded and Board-level manages the very companies that have the internet technology to undertake such attacks. Instead of only using them for law enforcement, they use them to dabble in organized crime, on the side.

THE SILICON VALLEY CARTEL USED THE “JTRIG OPS MANUAL” TO CONDUCT ATTACKS ON ORDINARY AMERICANS WHO THEY WANTED “TAKEN OUT

Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

By Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman FOR THE INTERCEPT

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p<>{color:#000;}. Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

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The spy unit responsible for some of the United Kingdom’s most controversial tactics of surveillance, online propaganda and deceit focuses extensively on traditional law enforcement and domestic activities — even though officials typically justify its activities by emphasizing foreign intelligence and counter-terrorism operations.

Documents published today by The Intercept demonstrate how the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), a unit of the signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), is involved in efforts against political groups it considers “extremist,” Islamist activity in schools, the drug trade, online fraud, and financial scams.

Though its existence was secret until last year, JTRIG quickly developed a distinctive profile in the public understanding, after documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in “dirty tricks” like deploying sexual “honey traps” designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks, and generally warping discourse online.

Early official claims attempted to create the impression that JTRIG’s activities focused on international targets in places like Iran, Afghanistan, and Argentina. The closest the group seemed to get to home was in its targeting of trans-national “hacktivist” group Anonymous.

While some of the unit’s activities are focused on the claimed areas, JTRIG also appears to be intimately involved in traditional law enforcement areas and UK-specific activity, as previously unpublished documents demonstrate. An August, 2009 JTRIG memo entitled “Operational Highlights” boasts of “GCHQ’s first serious crime effects operation” to shut down internet forums and to remove websites identifying police informants and members of a witness protection program. Another was “used to facilitate and execute online fraud.” The document also describes GCHQ advice provided “to assist the UK negotiating team on climate change.”

Particularly revealing is a fascinating 42-page document from 2011 detailing JTRIG’s activities. It provides the most comprehensive and sweeping insight to date into the scope of this unit’s extreme methods. Entitled “Behavioral Science Support for JTRIG’s Effects and Online Humint [Human Intelligence] Operations,” it describes the types of targets on which the unit focuses, the psychological and behavioral research it commissions and exploits, and its future organizational aspirations. It is authored by a psychologist, Mandeep K. Dhami.

Among other things, the document lays out the tactics the agency uses to manipulate public opinion, its scientific and psychological research into how human thinking and behavior can be influenced, and the broad range of targets that are traditionally the province of law enforcement rather than intelligence agencies.

JTRIG’s domestic and law enforcement operations are made clear. The report states that the controversial unit “currently collaborates with other agencies” including the Metropolitan police, Security Service (MI5), Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Border Agency, Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and National Public Order and Intelligence Unit (NPOIU). The document highlights that key JTRIG objectives include “providing intelligence for judicial outcomes;” monitoring “domestic extremist groups such as the English Defence League by conducting online HUMINT;” “denying, deterring or dissuading” criminals and “hacktivists;” and “deterring, disrupting or degrading online consumerism of stolen data or child porn.”

It touts the fact that the unit “may cover all areas of the globe.” Specifically, “operations are currently targeted at” numerous countries and regions including Argentina, Eastern Europe and the UK.

JTRIG’s domestic operations fit into a larger pattern of UK-focused and traditional law enforcement activities within GCHQ.

Many GCHQ documents describing the “missions” of its “customers” for which it works make clear that the agency has a wide mandate far beyond national security, including providing help on intelligence to the Bank of England, to the Department for Children, Schools and Families on reporting of “radicalization,” to various departments on agriculture and whaling activities, to government financial divisions to enable good investment decisions, to police agencies to track suspected “boiler room fraud,” and to law enforcement agencies to improve “civil and family justice.”

Previous reporting on the spy agency established its focus on what it regards as political radicalism. Beyond JTRIG’s targeting of Anonymous, other parts of GCHQ targeted political activists deemed to be “radical,” even monitoring the visits of people to the WikiLeaks website. GCHQ also stated in one internal memo that it studied and hacked popular software programs to “enable police operations” and gave two examples of cracking decryption software on behalf of the National Technical Assistance Centre, one “a high profile police case” and the other a child abuse investigation.

The JTRIG unit of GCHQ is so notable because of its extensive use of propaganda methods and other online tactics of deceit and manipulation. A 2011 report on the organization’s operations, published today, summarizes just some of those tactics:

Throughout this report, JTRIG’s heavy reliance on its use of behavioral science research (such as psychology) is emphasized as critical to its operations. That includes detailed discussions of how to foster “obedience” and “conformity”:

In response to inquiries, GCHQ refused to provide on-the-record responses beyond its boilerplate claim that all its activities are lawful.

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California Tax Officials Charged with Putting Lois Lerner-type hit jobs on citizens who offend Obama and his campaign backers.

 

By Tom Aniston

 

 

A number of California companies, who competed with campaign billionaires, had “hit jobs” put on them by State officials, who got “their trolley greased” by those same campaign billionaires. It was LOIS LERNER 2.0

 

You see, billionaires are stupid, about anything technical. They just pick any technology, that they can hype and control, and kill off anything that tries to compete. They are great at rigging the stock market, but that is about as far as their knowledge goes. They don’t care how good a technology is, they care how fast they can skim their percentage off the top.

 

As Mike Judge’s amazing TV series: “Silicon Valley”, documents in intimate detail; these billionaires are “assholes” addicted to power. In San Francisco’s notorious “AngelGate” and “No Poaching Conspiracy” scandals, the very words of these “assholes” are publicly outed for the whole world to gasp at. Their collusion programs, and rigging-of-the-game is Machiavellian.

 

They don’t really ever pick good technologies, they pick technologies that they think they can build a cartel, and a technology monopoly, around.

 

They act like bitchy little girls when anybody builds a better mousetrap. “How dare they use actual innovation!”, they cry in horror. They even tried to outlaw the U.S. Patent office in order to halt domestic innovation.

 

Some California companies came up with some technologies that pissed off the Silicon Valley Cartel, because those technologies obsoleted the monopolies they had staged. You know California; they are always so creative out West.

 

The Silicon Valley Cartel motto is: “If you don’t play in our sandbox, you don’t get to play at all”. The Cartel used their considerable cash, and their political puppet strings in Sacramento, to sabotage the offenders. They had their elected, and appointed, politicians, do much of their dirty work.

 

It is a proven, and documented, fact that Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt, directly and indirectly, funded Obama’s, Reid’s and Feinstein’s campaigns. You can do the research and confirm this. They also funded some lesser known California state officials including the Attorney General and others. This is no longer an issue in debate. It is a post-Snowden election year and EVERYTHING is now visible to the world.

 

It is a proven ,and documented fact, that Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt, directly and indirectly, received hundreds of millions of dollars in kick-backs from Obama, Reid and Feinstein campaigns.

 

It is a proven and documented fact that Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt, directly and indirectly, received exclusive tax waivers and gifts from California’s tax dude: Bill Lockyer, in the California State Capitol, that totaled billions of dollars in upside. When the competitors tried to get those same resources they were lied to, stone-walled, blockaded, and fined. Nobody but those campaign financiers got those billions of dollars of special, personal, exclusive tax-payola fixes.

 

It is a proven, and documented, fact that Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt, directly and indirectly, had a relationship with Solyndra, which was raided by the FBI, shut down and cost taxpayers half a trillion dollars in losses.

 

It is a proven and documented fact that Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt, directly and indirectly, had a financial relationship with Dianne Feinstein, who lobbied to fund Solyndra and Tesla, and had her family control the construction, staffing, real estate, contracting, and stock pumps for those companies which sit on the same plot of land.

 

It is a proven, and documented fact, based on existing records, case numbers and public testimony that the FBI, the GAO, The San Francisco Police Department, The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee, The OSC, The Inspector General, and numerous other agencies, have criminal complaints on file against all of the above parties.

 

It is a proven, and documented fact, that Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt, are the only living humans on Earth to have all of these “coincidences” all line up with just, and only, them and to also be the only people on Earth to receive, what has now amounted to, hundreds of billions of dollars of cash from the pockets of the public via the politicians they funded.

 

In the most ironic of “coincidences”, the very companies that had the technologies which obsoleted the Cartel activities of campaign financiers Elon Musk, John Doeer and the rest, were the only ones to get targeted, and sabotaged, by the very same state officials who had given Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt all of their gifts; and gotten backing from Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson and Eric Schmidt.

 

What are the odds of that!? Isn’t that just a funny set of “coincidences”?

 

Actually, we checked with University mathematicians, the odds are the same odds as the likelihood that you will sprout wings and fly to the Moon. There is no possible way all of those things could have happened without an epic corruption scheme being operated by those people.

 

So you have 1.) Motive, 2.) Means, 3.) Intent, 4.) Documented action, 5.) Proven links between steering and unjust rewards 6.) Discovery of unjust rewards exclusively in the hands of the perpetrators, 7.) Leaked documents which confirm, 8.) Multiple published reports which verify

 

…and that’s not all.

 

You only need 5 of those things to convict for a felony.

 

The “I don’t know ‘nuthin” attitude of the California Secretary of State, the California Attorney General and the Chief Officers at the Franchise Tax Board might have something to do with their financial, stock market, personal and campaign relationships with Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson, Eric Schmidt and their little boys club.

 

Solyndra, and the rest of the Steven Chu disaster companies, were just all one big kick-back scheme and FlashBoy stock pump scam. Everybody in the scam got plenty of cash to buy their new Tesla’s, hookers and condo’s with. The public got screwed, though.

 

The complainants have sent those State Officials volumes of letters and inquiries for over a year. Not a single one of those State officials, or their staff, have provided a responsive answer. They think they can stone-wall by pulling the same “don’t respond or say anything” tricks that the IRS tried with the Senate. That, though, is also a felony and results in Conspiracy charges in civil litigation.

 

The facts show that California State officials engaged in corrupt felony-class kick-back schemes. The State of California needs to “man up” and take responsibility, or face the voter consequences in the Court of Public Embarrassment.

 

State Justice Department insider Ken Alex is in a quandary. Attorney General Kamala Harris is in a stew.

 

Let’s take poor Kamala. Obama publicly said he had the hots for her. She wants Silicon Valley cartel cash so she can run for the next rung on the political ladder. But!, in order to do her job without looking like a patsy, she has to arrest and indict the very Obama Silicon Valley campaign financiers that she needs to mooch for campaign cash. Ooopps: AWKWARD!

 

In another awkward reality, California inventor Gary D. Conley was the arch enemy of, and whistle-blower on Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson, Eric Schmidt. Gary D. Conley suddenly showed up behind a Northern California Air Force base with a bullet in his head. The chief suspects include people who Kamala needs campaign cash from. MORE AWKWARD!

 

So who, exactly, can the public count on to enforce justice and the law, in California?

 

Here is the worse-case scenario: The Chinese have hacked everything in California and are just waiting for the opportunity to sell good evidence to investigators. The leaks from disgusted agency staff are increasing. The top cops have arrested more Senators than you ever saw before. More arrests are known to be coming. It is an election year and political corruption is the hottest topic around. The victims have started suing for justice. The public polls just listed “political corruption” as the most hated form of public abuse. In short: Hell on Wheels is coming to Sacramento.

 

The worse case scenario is only bad for the corrupt politicians involved. It is GREAT for the voters.

 

The California Franchise Tax Board, for example, has been sending tax notices to the victims via the wrong addresses for those people and companies. When the victims complain to the Franchise tax board, the franchise tax board refuses to change the wrong addresses. Then the The California Franchise Tax Board says that the victims did not respond in time (Because the Tax people were sending notices to the wrong addresses, apparently on purpose) and put levy’ demands on their companies in order to take them over and shut them down.

 

These companies were put out of business by these very same officials because of their fraud in pretending to ask the companies to play, their sabotage and blockades and their covert support of the their competitors.

 

In essence, the State of California said, “we know, originally, you only had to pay a tiny fee, but we screwed up the mailing so now you have to pay a penalty fee of twenty four times as much but we know you can’t afford the penalty fees because we put you out of business so we are going to take your company away from you because we said so and you competed with our campaign financiers.”

 

Talk about bypassing “Eminent Domain”…

 

The California Franchise Tax Board refuses to respond to inquiries, and it refuses to correct the problem. The California Franchise Tax Board just keeps doubling the money they demand, refuses to accept the proper forms and, essentially, tries to drive the competitors to Elon Musk, John Doeer, Steve Jurvetson, Eric Schmidt; their campaign backers, out of business.

 

While almost every American now says they hate Washington DC, because of the cesspool of corruption it has become, they must realize that corruption starts at home.

 

Washington DC is, mostly, made up of people sent by states. If your state capital is full of crime, your national capitol will also become full of crime.

 

If the State Capitol of California is being run by criminals, then the FBI must step in and take action. The voters must step in and take action in the next election. The media must no longer be silent on the issue.

 

California, you have one of the biggest effects on the national election. Stop sending crooks to Congress!

The following are details from a series of Silicon Valley Hit-Jobs, now reported to police and under investigation by various oto: Getty Images

agencies, per witness and victim reports:

Here is what happens to you when you cross paths with a Silicon Valley Mobster

Did you do something to offend Eric Schmidt, Elon Musk or John Doerr? Here is what will happen to you…

∞ If you happen to make a technology that is better than the last one that a Silicon Valley mobster just stole or,

∞ If you happen to make a technology that a Silicon Valley mobster just wants, and they steal if from you, and you complain to the feds;

This happens to you and it has happened to over 40 individuals in America, that cross the Silicon Valley Cartel:

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p<>{color:#000;}. The people from State and Federal agencies, that most people think would help them in such a case, will do almost nothing at all. The Silicon Valley mobsters will threaten to cut off the campaign funding, for anybody, from the State or Federal government that tries to help you. Don’t count on any support from the State or Federal government. Expect to get no help at all except from the few and the bold. You must plan to go it on your own and use every off-the-cuff tactic you, and your friends, can muster.

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p<>{color:#000;}. They own many digital tabloid newspapers like Gawker, Reddit, Google, Motley Fool, Hearst Publications, ALICE Coalition, Huffington Post, EV World, Mercury News and thousands of on-line special interest publications. They will post some made-up character assassination articles on them and then have Google stick those links to the top, of the top page, of Google so everybody sees it. Many people, and countries, have now proven that Google rigs its search engines to harm its adversaries. If Google did that to you, the technical proof now exists and you can win in court and get compensated for the damages they caused you. Google will refuse to remove those links if you are on the Silicon Valley mobster’s hate-list or “no poach black list” . In order to control politics they own many of these stealth tabloid publications where they can order attack stories written about you. Some of these kinds of people own famous online media tabloids (ie: Gawker Media Group) and stock tip publications which are really just shill operations for their agendas and attacks. Identify these publications and partner with every person, or company, who they have coordinated attacks on in the past. Read about their attacks on inventor Mike Cheiky, Gary D. Conley, Aaron Swartz, Stan Meyer, Preston Tucker and hundreds of other innovators that they wanted “out of the way”. You will see no negative reports about the “bad guys”, allowed on those sites, and every bad report about you will be manually up-ranked and locked into the top slot on their page in order to damage you. The down-side for the bad guys, though, is that the internet remembers everything. You can now prove, in court, showing technical and historical metric data, that they intentionally locked and damaged you and you can get compensated for the damages.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Everything that you read about here: http://www.whengoogleattacks.com gets done to you, and almost nobody in federal agencies will put a stop to it because their bosses might lose campaign funding.

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p<>{color:#000;}. They will put “moles” in your organization. Crazy rich people have private eye’s and ex-employees that they pay to get a job at your company. They pretend that they are helping you, then they sabotage your effort, report your activities to the VC and circumvent your every move. Consider past jobs that future employees had with your attackers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. To understand the process, watch some of the movies about how the bad guys sabotage: Francis Coppola’s: Tucker, A Man and His Dream; Greg Kinear’s: Flash of Genius.

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p<>{color:#000;}. As punishment against you, rich political campaign backers will try to have their federal lackey’s change the law to hurt you. If you are a tech group, for example, the “bad guys”, are currently lobbying and organizing to suddenly try to change the patent laws so that your business is destroyed. When billionaires put bribes in the right pockets, they accomplish sweeping policy change. Don’t let that happen. Expose the “who” and the “why” in such tactics. See the current fabricated “Patent Troll Crisis” that they faked up, as just such a ploy, at: http://www.savetheinventor.com/

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p<>{color:#000;}. They will spy on you. Elon Musk famously emailed all of his employees. He sent them each an email about a company tip with a different sentence, in each email so he could see who was ratting out his crimes to th

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p<>{color:#000;}. They will hack every device you own and record all of your communications media.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Watch out for “honey traps” in your activities and in on-line sites. Read the Snowden/Greenwald reports on what “Honey Traps” are. That hottie who just contacted you on Tinder, Match.com or OK Cupid works for them, and intends to sue you in a rape case, paternity case, abuse case or other media embarrassment to destroy your reputation (Like they did to Micheal Arrington for exposing AngelGate), after stealing your secrets.

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p<>{color:#000;}. They will hire these troll farms (off-shore warehouses full of tens of thousands of on-line attack bloggers working under tactical orders to terminate you on-line) to attack you en masse with tens of thousands of fake character assassination blog postings designed to destroy your reputation and income sources:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Troll [++]farm in Russia was behind Columbia Chemical hoax

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p<>{color:#000;}. AS Americans remembered the attacks on the World Trade Center last year, … who first revealed details of the troll farm to a local reporter in February, …news.com.au/technology/online/columbia-chemical-hoax-…

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p<>{color:#000;}. Secret Kremlin ‘Troll [++]Farm’ Spreads Fake Secret Kremlin ‘Troll Farm’ Spreads Fake News About U.S. Townhall … I’m sure there are leftist trolls that do nothing but attack Conservatives in …freerepublic.com/focus/news/3297994/posts?page=17

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p<>{color:#000;}. OKCupid Trolls This is a blog for all of you who have encountered the millions of idiots and assholes who creep on online dating sites. I’m a smart woman who instead of falling for …okcupidtrolls.tumblr.com topix.com/forum/city/centerville-la/T1KR95H4TN34NFAHT

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p<>{color:#000;}. Russian Troll [++]Farms – Mighty Girl | Mighty Girl

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p<>{color:#000;}. Russian Troll Farms. Have you read this piece in the New York Times about the Russian Troll Factory where hundreds of highly paid employees are paid to spread …mightygirl.com/2015/06/02/russian-troll-farms/

Every single troll blog comment from these machine-guns-of-slander , every pseudo attack article about you, everything is already tracked back to the actual author. The NSA have done it, that is well known. NO amount of TOR, or VPN on top of VPN or stealthing software can hide a troll attacker any more. What is only now becoming known is that the official, and also the independent hacker, Chinese and Russian spies have got almost all of that information too. Hackers have broken into Sony, The White House, All of Target, All of the Federal Employee Records, everything. In a court case you can now, legally, subpoena NSA records to sue the attackers. Others, hearing of your filed case, may just show up and give you the information. Attackers cannot hide behind anonymity any more. Those who were blogging that you “sleep with goats” and “eat unborn children” can now be found out and delt with.

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p<>{color:#000;}. – Do you have on-line stores and paypal or credit card accounts that take payments at those stores? Trying to make a little cash on the side? Confused about why you never get any orders? The attackers have DNS-re-routed your stores and payment certificates, spoofed your sites and turned off all of your income potential from those on-line options in order to damage your economic potential. Illegal? Yes. Happening to people every day? Yes. Get professional IT services to document the spoofs, and re-routes, and sue the operators of those tactics that are attacking your revenue stream.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It now only costs $50,000.00 to bribe a Senator. Some of these tech billionaires earn that much in 3 minutes. Beware of your Senator. Senators take stock options in tech companies as bribes, watch for linkages. See the 60 Minutes Episode called: Congress Trading On Insider Information.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Want a job? Forget about it! The bad guys went into Axciom, Oracle, SAP, and all of the Human Resources and Recruiter databases, and put “red flag notices” on your profile. You will get some great first interviews, but when they run your back-ground check, you will never hear back from that interviewer again. You got “HR Black-listed”, in retribution, for accidentally bothering a campaign billionaire. Hire an HR service to look and print out your false “red flag” HR data-base inserts and use those as evidence in your lawsuit. In the news stories below, and tens of thousands of more on-line, you will see details of the Silicon Valley Cartel’s “No Poaching” Blacklist lawsuits; which kept thousands of people from getting jobs, or changing jobs, based on the whims of a handful of campaign billionaires and a secret Omerta “Do not hire” list. If you have offended the Cartel, your name will go on the list and all of the HR firms will avoid giving you a job, in fear of losing their contracts with these big technology VC’s. That is a felony, though, and in the U.S. you can sue them for it, as many have now done. It was not “just” a No Poaching list, it was a punishment Black-List, as well.

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p<>{color:#000;}. They will anonymously put all of your email addresses on blacklists, and watch-lists, so that you can’t use services like craigslist, cafe press, zazzle or other on-line services to make money. If you try to open any accounts on those services, you either won’t be able to create an account or, you will get an account, but all of your orders will get “spoofed” into oblivion so you can’t make any money. The attackers believe that by causing you as much economic hard-ship as possible, they can get retribution for what-ever they have perceived that you have done to offend them. Again, use an IT forensic services group to get the data to show this is happening, trace it, and sue the perpetrators.

All of these things are happening, today, to over 500 people and nobody is doing anything about it. California Senators and Attorney Generals are implicated in this so they won’t help. Federal cops are told not to talk to anybody until “the investigation is complete”, but the investigation is going to be stone-walled for over a decade. Their actions provide the proof. When you look out on the internet and add up the pronouncements of “scam”, “sleeping with goats”, against those poor souls who are under attack, you can see that a very large organization, with large resources, is behind it; a group with as many resources as….hmmm.. say a Silicon Valley Crime Cartel!

The volume of attack items proves that no mere mortal, or company, could have acquired that much media unless it was placed there by very wealthy parties. Everyone now knows that the web is controlled. The volume of attacks can often prove that those attacks are fabricated. Additionally, IP Trace Routing and digital tracking now can prove the attackers manipulation of your data, email and website traffic. One of your best sets of evidence will come from the attackers, themselves. The bad guys always leave a digital trail of bread-crumbs leading right back to themselves. You can hire an IT company to build a “tracking array” comprised of hundreds of websites which are bait to catch them in the act. Regarding: Paranoia vs. documented evidence. If you, and others have experienced the tactics, and the police have recorded the tactics being used against you, it isn’t paranoia to be cautious.

ATTACKED: WHITE HOUSE HIT-JOB’S ON U.S. TAXPAYERS, FOR REVENGE!

 

Here is what happens when you accidentally piss off The White House. They decide to ignore that bothersome piece of paper, called the U.S. Constitution, and, instead use the Italian policy book called The Vendetta. Lois Lerner, and IRS hit-jobs, were just a small sample of what the hit-team, crafted by the notorious Sidney Blumenthal, had to offer. In one case, as described by a victims investigators:

“They had In-Q-Tel, which is, directly, financially, politically, staffing, beneficiary and operationally connected to John Doerr, Elon Musk, The White House, Eric Schmidt and campaign financing for the same campaigns; run an attack on our client.

 

In-Q-Tel used its sister organization: The New America Foundation, which is, directly, financially, politically, staffing, beneficiary and operationally connected to John Doerr, Elon Musk, The White House, Eric Schmidt and campaign financing for the same campaigns. NAF is a giant lobby group designed to manipulate policy directions in order to benefit Silicon Valley VC’s.

 

They timed this with media hit-jobs produced by Gawker Media, which is, directly, financially, politically, staffing, beneficiary and operationally connected to John Doerr, Elon Musk, The White House, Eric Schmidt and campaign financing for the same campaigns.

 

In-Q-Tel gets part of its money from taxpayers, and part of its money from the U.S. Government, via the CIA and the State Department (via Hillary Clinton). This makes it a triple felony for In-Q-Tel to use federal funds, as well as CIA resources, to undertake business and political hit-jobs, and character assassinations, against U.S. citizens within the domestic borders of the United States. It also violates the United States Constitution.

 

The White House got pissed off that a few companies had created products which competed with the products of John Doerr, Elon Musk, Steve Jurvetson and, Eric Schmidt; the financial backers of Reid, Feinstein and Obama, ie: The White House’s cash cow.

 

So Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Rahm Emanual, and other senior White House staff, got together with Musk’s and Doerr’s people and sent out some hit-jobs on our client, in total violation of the law, ethics, and decency.”

 

The Corbett Report, Alex Jones, and many other independent media outlets have waxed on about the evils of In-Q-Tel, and political hit jobs. It is now well documented, in the media and sunshine filings, that In-Q-Tel funded much of Silicon Valley’s web related start-ups.

 

In-Q-Tel is not a spy group as much as it is an “I wish I was a spy” group for Harvard and Yale graduates who love to create financial trouble. The frat house attitude of these people, seems to be just like any frat house: “Greed is good. Revenge is required. To hell with the rules”.

 

The rabid approaches to social control, manifested by the In-Q-Tel investments, white papers and hidden camera web videos, shows a culture of elitism that makes Martha’s Vineyard white-bread matrons pale in comparison.

 

Are In-Q-Tel people insane? Probably not. Are they sociopathic control freaks? Maybe.

The five tons of cocaine found on In-Q-Tel’s “Cocaine 1” airplane were quit astonishing for a 501 C 3 non-profit charity, like In-Q-Tel, to be hauling around.

 

Their commercial contract, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to run dirty tricks against U.S. opponents was a bit surprising.

 

Their founders families strange deaths,, and departures, and rape issues at their start-ups LucidWorks, Palantir and others, were also surprising and no less bizarre.

 

In-Q-Tel does zero-oversight dirty tricks tech, and spy work, for politicians and the campaign billionaires, of those politicians. Want a private, congress-invisible, email server?; a plane full of cocaine?; 100,000 fake troll bloggers to counter-act an opponent’s campaign…? You know who to call.

 

What kind of people get to run a tax payer funded organized crime operation that can take out 65,000 local workers, tell the White House what to do, buy Senators and Attorney Generals, commit possible murders, rig the stock market, and do it all with absolute impunity?

This kind:

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Nevada, Taxes, Elon MuskCrony Capitalism and Jobs I would advise Mr. Musk that politicians love you until you’ve given them what they want.

Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ ][+Crony]– Galt’s .

Elon Musk: Objectivists’ Dream or Just Another Crony – Galt’s Gulch

CronyCapitalism Pays Big For Democratic Donor[+ ][+Elon][+ ][+Musk]

The same could be said in our opinion for the rest of the subsidies in Elon Musk’s crony government-fed portfolio. Login or register to post comments;

Elon[+ ][+Musk][+And His Apparent Regrets Over The 13th Amendment +]

Elon Musk And His Apparent Regrets Over The 13th Amendment Crony Capitalism Goes Above The Law And Beneath Contempt In Oregon

[+ ][+crony]capitalist deserts Zuckerberg immigration scam

Now Elon Musk, one of Obama’s big crony capitalist cronies, has decided to drop out. Elon Muskcashed in on Tesla, an electric car company, which got $465 million …

ElonMusk——$4.9 Billion[+ ][+Crony][+Capitalist Mooch | David +]

Crony Capitalist Culprits; History Page; Chart Gallery. Stockman’s Corner Stockman’s Corner Chinese Stock Market’s Wile E. Coyote Moment by Bloomberg Business …

 

ElonMusk——$4.9 Billion[+ ][+Crony]Capitalist Mooch —[+ ][+Elon][+ ][+Musk’s][+ +]

Elon Musk——$4.9 Billion Crony Capitalist Mooch — Elon Musk’s Growing Empire Is Fueled By $4.9 Billion In Government Subsidies

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Is Elon Musk taking taxpayers for a ride with … crony capitalism cronyism DoE Elon Musk green money Musk Pay Pal … Carpetbagger Crony Capitalist Terry McAuliffe …

Elon[+ ][+Musk]Plays California for Tax Breaks, Then Moves SpaceX .

Elon Musk Plays California for Tax Breaks, Then Moves SpaceX Operations … Having played the Golden State for SpaceX crony capital “goodies,” Elon Musk seems to …

Elon[+ ][+Musk]| Stop[+ ][+Crony]Capitalism

Stop crony capitalism! tw FB. Elon Musk. June 5, 2015. Stop Betting on the Come – Subsidies Not the Answer.

Jason Mattera Exposes[+ ]Crony[ ][+Crapitalist, Tesla CEO][+ ]Elon[ ]Musk[ +]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a big, huge crony Crapitalist. And “if there’s a single, major criticism of ElonMusk,” writes Business Insider’s Matthew Debord, “it …

Inside The Washington Termination ofElon[+ ][+Musk]| TECHNOCRACY

Inside The Washington Termination of Elon Musk Today NASA … The White House promised ElonMusk and his crony … The Google Politics Kickback Process.

Elon[+ ][+Musk]Has Raided 150 People From Apple For Tesla

This is an interesting little story: Elon Musk has been deliberately and specifically hiring people away from Apple to go work with him at Tesla.

Elon[+ ]Musk Why do so many people from In-Q-Tel work for Elon Musk?[ +][+| +]

Billionaire tech mogul and pop technologist Elon Musk says none of the taxpayer incentives his businesses receive are necessary, “but they are all helpful.”

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ElonMusk——$4.9 Billion[+ ][+Crony]Capitalist Mooch

Elon Musk—–$4.9 Billion Crony Capitalist Mooch. 10 min ago Contra Corner …

Your guide to Venture Capital Mobsters…

Angelgate is a controversy surrounding allegations of price fixing and collusion among a group of ten angel investors in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CollusionCharges Still Linger Over `AngelGate’CBS News

The latest Silicon Valley online guessing game: Was price-fixing on the menu when a group of high-profile tech investors met recently at a downtown San Francisco …

Collusion– Quora

AngelGate: Is collusion between angel investors to gain an advantage in investing in startups illegal? Antone Johnson, Studied antitrust law at Columbia wit …

AngelGate: Is[+ ][+collusion][+between investors to gain an +]

This answer addresses the question of whether investor collusion is illegal, but not the specific behavior discussed on TechCrunch. Under the Williams Act which …

AngelGateIs “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington

AngelGate Is “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington. … Arrington said he later learned, “collusion” and “price fixing” were on the menu. …

[+ ][‘Angelgate’][ ][+collusion]– San Francisco Business …

TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington shocked readers Tuesday afternoon by accusing an unnamed group of “ten or so” prominent early stage technology investors — so …

So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar… | TechCrunch

So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar … Collusion and price fixing, … Rage. AngelGate Is Far From Over; Ron Conway Drops A Nuclear Bomb On The Super Angels …

Crooked Angels: Blogger Accuses Top Tech Investors of ..

“If there are any collusion efforts among angel investors, then it would be a huge public service to expose the collusion and get it to stop.”

[+ ][+collusion]| Pearltrees

Here’s Who Was At That Secret Valley Super-Angel Collusion Meeting. Hooray For Mike Arrington. …AngelGate Is “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington.

Liminal states :: “Angelgate[+ ][+Collusion]is so hot right now

There is an angel conspiracy. It dark, it is devious, and it is far-reaching. The conspirators number amongst them many of the top people in the Valley, including …

Angelgate– Analysis & Opinion | Reuters

Angelgate. By Felix Salmon. September 22, 2010. … It is a market where the investors wish they could inject some collusion. But they can’t and they won …

#AngelGate, Dave McClure and Re: Why I Stopped Reading Hacker …

#AngelGate (Read this for a … Dave McClure and Re: Why I Stopped Reading Hacker News. 25 September 2010 … I thought collusion mattered only if the people involved …

AngelGatedispute among Valley investors cracks wide open .

Arrington alleged that he heard the meeting was about illegal collusion. … AngelGate dispute among Valley investors cracks wide open.

#AngelGate[+ ][+Collusion]In Europe? We’d Need Much More …

Here in Europe we’ve been fascinated by what has become known as AngelGate. But after talking all day to many contacts today across the tech scene in…

Venture Capital Racketeering & “AngelGate” – THE NEWS

Venture Capital Racketeering & “AngelGate” …Liminal states :: “Angelgate“: Collusion is so hot right nowUpdate, September 7: Or maybe not!

[+ ][+COLLUSION]SCANDAL ROCKS SILICON VALLEY! [The Video ..

ANGEL COLLUSION SCANDAL ROCKS SILICON VALLEY! [The Video] Henry Blodget; Sep. 22, 2010, 3:34 PM; 7,257; 18; facebook; linkedin; twitter; email; print; Follow Business …

Collusion| OoTheNigerian

#AngelGate, Dave McClure and Re: Why I Stopped Reading Hacker News. 25 September 2010 by Oo #AngelGate (Read this for a little background) Summary: A group of …

AngelGate[+meeting scandal gives Bin 38 lots of free publicity +]

AngelGate meeting scandal gives Bin 38 lots of free publicity, punchlines, and a Hitler parody. Bin 38 was the scene of an Angels meeting. Photo: Mark …

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing – CloudAve

I returned to my house, flipped on my Mac and see AngelGate, … As a funny coincidence I happend to have written about the topic of collusion 3 weeks prior to the …

Showdown! Angels, Arrington to Go Mano a Mano | WIRED

That would be an illegal form of collusion in what should be a … It’s so perfectly timed one might even think that HeavensGate InvestiGate AngelGate* might be …

Liminal states :: Fretting, asking, and begging isn’t a plan …

Fretting, asking, and begging isn’t a plan: the Arrington kerfuffle and women in tech. … Angelgate:Collusion’s such an ugly word has more, …

How Michael Arrington’s School of Friendship Journalism Led .

How Michael Arrington’s School of Friendship Journalism Led to ‘AngelGate … including AngelGate, the scandal over price collusion that roiled the tech world …

AngelGate[+: Ron Conway Rips ‘Despicable and Embarrassing +]

Major tech investor Ron Conway has thrown a barrel of gasoline on the rapidly escalating scandal known as AngelGate, in which a group of investors are said …

[+ ][+AngelGate]and Where the Web Is Going ..

The Union Square partner shares his thoughts on “superangels,” the globalization of Web services, and such companies as Quora and StackOverflow

AngelGate’disrupts TechCrunch conference but no ‘Jerry Springer’..

In a colorful blog post, PayPal veteran and angel investor Dave McClure dismissed talk of collusionand “Angelgate” saturated social media — Twitter, Quora, Facebook (and spawned jokes and a Hitler…

The Daily Start-Up: “AngelGate” Escalates – Venture Capital Dispatch…

And the “AngelGate” flap won’t die. Arrington blogged about it, alleging angel collusion. Now angel Ron Conway, who wasn’t at the meeting but whose SV Angel partner David Lee apparently was…

[+ ][+Angelgate]in a Nutshell

I was talking about Angelgate earlier today with an entepeneur (the new spelling) a bunch of angels and you’re wondering if the guys you’ve been meeting with were in the collusion meeting that Mike…

[+ ][+AngelGate]Affects You…Yes, You, Racketeering In Silicon Valley still getting worse. Where is the FBI? –

How AngelGate Affects You…Yes, You. In an overcrowded world of mortal human beings, struggling Michael Arrington’s report of collusion among Silicon Valley Super Angels really is as epic a story as it…

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing – CloudAve

_ We all know about AngelGate by now. As a funny coincidence I happend to have written about the topic of collusion 3 weeks prior to the fateful dinner.

[+ ][+AngelGate]| Force of Good

The Real Lesson of AngelGate. Posted on September 23, 2010 · 11 Comments. He starts screamingcollusion in a quite successful attempt to draw page views.

Founders Come First | True Ventures

First the “smackdown” news and chatter this week and now Angelgate. super angels and VCs, while Fred Wilson at Union Square says collusion has certainly happened where several VCs have been…

AngelGate: Symptom or Problem? | payne.org/blog

It seems clear this week’s meme is going to be “AngelGate“, after Michael Arrington crashed a private meeting of West coast “super” angels, accusing them of collusion and price fixing.

AngelGate” – Who Really Has the Power? – 3Q Digital

So today AngelGate may be a big deal, but in the long run it won’t amount to much – the power is shifting to the entrepreneur, and no amount of collusion from angels or VCs can stop that.

The Daily Start-Up: “AngelGate” Escalates – RPI Engage | Forum

The Daily Start-Up: “AngelGate” Escalates. Posted by Remy Arteaga on September 24, 2010 at 10:55am in News. Arrington blogged about it, alleging angel collusion.

PDF[+ ][+Angel Investing : How do angel investors gain traction?]

AngelGate: Is collusion between angel investors to gain an advantage in investing in startups illegal? Angel Investing: Is it fair for someone who calls themselves a “seed” investor to require traction?

do angel investors gain traction…

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

_ We all know about AngelGate by now. As a funny coincidence I happend to have written about the topic of collusion 3 weeks prior to the fateful dinner.

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Attend the secret super angel meetup at Bin 38 with everyone but @Arrington   #angelgate. ” i missed this meeting, can it turn into a monthly entrepreneur collusion meeting? “

BoomTown Decodes Conway’s Super Angel Email to Fellow Investors..

Dave “Sue Sylvester” McClure uses his bullhorn blog to call foul about a not-naming-names-but-still-really-mad-as-hell story of collusion by that creepy kid from the school newspaper who wants to…

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Michael Arlington of TechCrunch broke a very colorful story yesterday, now known as Angelgate, about a secret super-angel meeting that he crashed. In his blog, Arlington accused the angels ofcollusion

Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly… and Yes, Mike, I Have Stopped…

Heh, whether AngelGate is true or not, we live in a Goldman Sachs/BP world. I don’t think you’d ever wade into collusion. But, how’d you feel about a group of VCs gathering before the next round?

If the Tesla D’s Such a Great Car… | The American Spectator

Why Crony Capitalism Gives the Free Market a Black Eye. Gary Shapiro. Nation’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant Operator Seeks State Subsidies …

Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ ][+Crony]Capitalist – LCT Magazine

Elon Musk, Grabby Crony Capitalist. Posted on March 26, 2015 by Martin Romjue – Also by this author. Post a comment | Comments 0 | Welcome to …

Elon[+ ][+Musk], the ultimate entrepreneur in aCrony[+Capitalist +]

Elon Musk is truly a brilliant entrepreneur; initial c0-founder of Paypal, visionary founder of SpaceX and now Tesla motor cars. I met Mr. Musk back in my Air Force …

Elon[+ ][+Musk]Gets Government Loans, Buys $17 Million House

We live in the gilded age of crony capitalism. If you have any doubt about that fact look no further than Elon Musk’s purchase of a $17 million mansion in Bel Air …

Elon[+ ][+Musk’s]growing empire is fueled by $4.9[+ ][+billion]in .

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running … SpaceX has won more than $5.5 billion in government contracts from …

Elon[+ ][+Musk]: Government’s $5[+ ][+Billion][+ Crony Kick-back ][+Man]– Nevada News and Views

Musk is one of the hottest CEOs in the country, and Tesla stock has been a strong performer. But one key to Musk’s success is that his companies have, according to …

Elon[+ ][+Musk]: Government’s $5[+ ][+Billion][+ ][+Man]

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Matt & Michael hosted Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames who explains the origins of the SiliconValley wage suppression cartel, how George Lucas helped …

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The cartel firms can also afford to pay you a more, … Silicon Valley employers need to do whatever is necessary to stay the engine of innovation for the …

[+ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley’s][+most celebrated CEOs +]

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Some of Silicon Valley’s best known names, Apple and Google among them operated a wage cartel. Now they’re being punished.

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In recent weeks, the San Francisco-based taxi app called Lyft has been trying to launch in the New York City market, so far without success. State and city officials …

Silicon[+ ][+Valley][+workers may pursue collusion case as group +]

Jan 14 Roughly 60,000 Silicon Valley workers won clearance to pursue a lawsuit accusing Apple Inc, Google Inc and other companies of conspiring to drive …

[+ ][+cartel]alleged in[+ ][+SiliconValley]| www.ajc.com

Secret anti-labor cartel alleged in Silicon Valley. Posted: 2 … in lost income for some 100,000 SiliconValley engineers whose salary was …

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How The National Venture Capital Association & the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists became a Mafia-like Cartel:

PDF[+ ][The][ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley]salary[+ ][+cartel]– Marque Lawyers

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David Streitfeldfeb: Engineers Allege Hiring Collusion in Silicon Valley: “A class-action lawsuit that accuses industry executives of agreeing between 2005 and 2009 …

Big tech firms holding wages down? Marx was right all along 

Opinion We should have more Marxist analysis of the tech business. So here is some, looking at the manner in which the major firms of Silicon Valley are being accused …

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High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation involves a 2010 United States Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust action and a 2013 civil class action against several Silicon Valley companies for alleged “no cold call” agreements which restrained the recruitment of high-tech employees.

[+ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley][+ ][+Cartel]?.

The biggest story in the Technology Sector, other than the lack of Jobs given to minorities in the tech sector, has been the Price Fixing Cartel of Silicon Valley.

Silicon[+ ][+Valley]Wage[+ ][+Cartel]Essay

Name: Date: 5/14/14. (Limit this entire analysis to no more than 300 words. Include the statements below in boldface). Title of Article: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers. Briefly state the main idea of the article: (2 points).

Silicon[+ ][+Valley’s]Caste System Has Been Exposed — NYMag

…only makes sense when you know that Silicon Valley’s top-level executives often behave as acartel – displaying more loyalty to each other, across company lines, than to their own employees…

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Silicon[+ ][+Valley]hasn’t got away with its no-poaching[+ ][+cartel]just yet

…anti-poaching ring within Silicon Valley dates back to the 1980s, when Star Wars creator George Lucas Jobs eventually enforced the cartel on a new generation of tech companies in the 2000s, the lawsuit…

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[][] The Venture Capital Mafia Operates Just Like the Old Mafia

VENTURE CAPITAL COLLUSION, MARKET RIGGING, VALUATION FIXING….And Murder?:

Venture Capitalists make most of their money by collusion and monopoly creation. Here is how they operate:

How does one big bunch of venture capitalist investors always accept the same inner-circle set of fraternity buddies to invest in and make sure that their competitors never get any money?

How is it that this same, huge, group of investors always give entrepreneurs the same valuation offer, even though they have all agreed that they “will never discuss anything outside of this room” with the entrepreneur?

Is collusion, market-rigging, technology blockading, good-ole-white-boy privilege clubbing, frat-house bro-biz secret alliance meeting, woman and black discriminating going on in Silicon Valley and Wall Street? You bet it is!

If you web-search the “Angel-Gate Collusion Scandal”, you will read about how a reporter saw, and documented, a Silicon Valley secret meeting where investors were colluding on who would get funding, who wouldn’t and at what rates. The, now famous “Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Scandal” has overtly proven that these people area classic “Cartel”,

It turns out, if you didn’t go to Stanford and get very hooked in to the VC club, or you are not part of the Indian-Elite sub-mafia, you are not getting funded.

With it’s deep CIA connections, Goldman Sach’s alliances and enough cash to bribe Congress twenty times over, groups like the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) raise concerns, across the board, about their potentially destructive play in the fall of innovation and the domestic economy in America.

This notoriously elitist, yuppie, privileged frat house crowd does not like anything that they can’t control. They have, in many cases, agreed among themselves, which energy technology will be “allowed” to hit the market; which electric cars will, or won’t, get funded; which video delivery systems get to become dominant on the web; which social networks get all of the media (a large part of said media being owned and controlled by these men); and which other technologies live or die. These are the people involved in the vast number of sex scandals, murders-by-hooker, “sex yacht and sex penthouse” lurid news, rape lawsuits and other twisted perversions on the 6PM news. They are not nice people. One of them: Raj Gupta sits in Prison. Another: White Car Czar Steven Rattner was indicted for Securities Law Rigging. Ray Lane was indicted for massive tax evasion. They are all under investigation for shipping billions of tax dollars to Ireland and other tax hide-away’s. Eric Schmidt practically lives at the White House and is under investigation by hundreds of entities.

The largest private investigation firm of the Elite’s was exposed in WIKI-Leaks calling Peter Thiel: “Fu*cking Nuts”. Tim Draper wanted Silicon Valley to be so elite that he tried to make it into it’s own state. Joe Lonsdale is under lawsuit for rape. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Kumar were killed by Hookers. John Doerr and Vinohd Khosla are called out in national news stories for sex abuse, California Beach take-overs from the public and hundreds of billions of dollars in “Green Energy” kick-backs from their friend Steven Chu. The list of cringe-worthy news stories about these folks goes on and on.

If you are an outsider, or competitor, they can, and do, sabotage your company in no time flat with moles, hack attacks, DDOS attacks, media character assassination attacks, “Merchants of Doubt” (See the movie) aspersions, civic awards blockades, contract terms exclusions, hire-aways, anti-poaching cartel secret deals and a host of weapons that they use daily.

Do the Justice Department, The Securities and Exchange Commission, or other federal forces do anything about this? Not much. These men pay the bribes that keep Washington floating. They have paid hundreds of billions of dollars, in “tribute”, to the current Administration. It isn’t wise to bite the hand that feeds you.

The popular Web Blogs: The Corbett Report and The Alex Jones Show, along with many others, have released a number of documentaries detailing connections between the NVCA and unethical, and somewhat illegal activites.

How does this affect you?

Got an invention? If you are not part of the Frat House club, Fahgettabout it!

Want to start a start-up? If you are not part of the Frat House club, Fahgettabout it!

Are you a woman? If you are not part of the Frat House club, Fahgettabout it!

Did you actually sneak your way past the golden gates and get funded but now find that some of your shareholders are forming a mutiny to toss you out. Did you really think some of those investors weren’t actually part of the VC Cartel just waiting to merge their shares and toss you out after you had gotten the technology to work? Can you push back? If you are not part of the Frat House club, Fahgettabout it!

Are they not a “real” mafia-class Cartel, like the Al Capone and Columbian Cartel’s. because they don’t actually kill people? Do you think those 185+ sudden, mysterious, suspicious deaths that took place in the last 28 months involving bankers, reporters and technologists, who had rubbed these people side-ways, are unconnected? Fahgettabout it!

This kinds of things do affect the average person by creating more discrimination that they have to endure, a worse economy, a less favorable impression of their country, deeper misogyny, less equality, more privilege. If it bothers you, and you have ever paid taxes, call the FBI, SEC, GAO and Congressional phone numbers that you see online and ask them what they are doing about it.

Here we take a look at a number of revelations that have emerged about the, quite criminal, operations of the Silicon Valley and Wall Street Cartel’s that nobody that is supposed to be doing something about it, is doing anything about. Here’s more:

Does the NVCA control the SEC as charged? Is the SEC serving the NVCA instead of the public?

– Collusion, Cartels and Crime charged in unregulated elites club with no over-sight!

– Bigger than “ANGELGATE” (click for details)

– Did they order a “murder for hire” on a whistle-blower?

– Are they killing competitors via collusion AND actually killing individuals with media and mobster “hit-jobs”?

– Is Breyer the “Don”?

FBI and Congress asked to investigate

 

Upcoming venture capitalists collusion meeting! | Startable

Are these people colluding at the 2010 NVCA meeting? That’s right. The National Venture Capital Association. Where will the collusion stop?!?

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DC-based fund, Sands Capital, withheld filings that concealed Chinese influence over the White House, Patent Office, Judiciary & Facebook

Contributing Writers | OPINION | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION   | Updated Mar. 09, 2014 04:45 p.m. ET | Updated PDF (post Scribd censorship)

Beijing Bedfellows

Parker Zhang, became “Chief of Patents” at Baidu in 2012. He worked for Fenwick & West LLP, 2006-2010. Photo: [Google+]

More News! Jan. 30, 2014—Baidu says attorney Parker Zhang is “Chief of Patents.” It is very unusual for a junior attorney to reach such a position of power. Zhang graduated from Michigan Law in 2005. He was an Associate at Fenwick & West LLP from 2006-2010. After less than a year as “IP Consultant” at Hewlett-Packard, he became “Chief of Patents” at Baidu, in about May 2012. CLICK HERE for a bio.

Marauding Obama Donors: Zhang’s move to Baidu, Inc. coincides with the unreported Sands Capital securities transactions analyzed below. Also during his move, Facebook went public, T. Rowe Price invested $190.5 million in Facebook and $147 million in Baidu. Fenwick & West LLP was Facebook’s securities and patent counsel. The Leader v. Facebook case was on appeal at the Federal Circuit where the judges were heavily invested in Facebook, and the S.E.C. Chair in Baidu (e.g., T. Rowe Price PRGFX)

Why Some People (like the NVCA) Want MORE domestic spying!

There are over 40 different agencies and data harvesters watching and recording everything you do on your phone, computer, car and anything else electronic. That does not include the hackers, foreign governments and stalkers. They analyze you, with that information they try to trick you into purchasing or voting certain ways via subliminal messaging and mood manipulation. When you say, or write, something that makes any of them concerned, they increase their monitoring of you. Everybody now has an analysis file associated with their name. You are ranked by how much trouble you are likely to cause.

Is that George Orwell’s “1984”?

The bigger question is: “Why did so many of the people we hired to run our countries go so overboard with digital manipulation?”

It may have to do with the power of community and the abuse of the public, by a few, finally coming to light.

The power of community brought the Catholic sex abuse catastrophe to light.

The power of community changed the structure of the Middle East forever.

The power of community made the internet the internet.

Those who have chosen careers as dictators, mobsters and corrupt politicians HATE the internet and the power of community.

The biggest push-back has come from the corrupt politicians because they are so well financed, and, they are financed by the tax money from the very community that now has the power. The power of community just became equal to the power of a billionaire’s bank account.

This is the greatest fear of the corrupt.The corrupt can only exist in the shadows. They can only steal tax money when nobody is looking. With the power of community, their schemes are crumbling. Their Solyndra’s are crashing and burning. Their Madoff’s are uncovered. Their Countrywide’s are laid bare.

Some of the corrupt Senators and their campaign backer billionaires are calling for “more surveillance”, more control of access and more limits of free speech. This is because they are scared.

Here is one example of a grand corruption that has recently been “outed” by the power of community:

America was always viewed as the “Great Innovator of the World”. That is no longer the case, thanks to a group called the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

They conspire, collude, and coordinate who gets funded and who gets shut-down. If you compete with their boys,they blacklist you. If your new product might threaten their holdings, they use their Gust database and VC-Link and other data mining services to make sure you never get any money for your idea, no matter how great it is.

In a well known scandal called: “AngelGate”,a group of VC’s were documented having one of the weekly collusion meetings they all attend, to decide which insiders get to play the game and who gets rolled over. The founders of the NVCA are the same people involved in the sinister In-Q-Tel organization and the various “public information foundations” that are now under intense scrutiny for public policy manipulation.

Even though they helped fund the internet, the VC’s are not the smartest tools in the shed. They are not the “idea guys”. They move like sheep in a herd. They are the ones that steal the ideas from the actual “idea guys”. They did not have the vision to see that the internet was about to become their biggest enemy.

When a VC see’s an idea guy/gal’s idea pitch they are thinking three things: 1.) “Can I get some free market research from this guy? 2.) Will this product compete with my portfolio and should I kill it? 3.) Is it really a good idea that I can steal and pass over to another NVCA VC so they can copy it and the idea guy will never be able to trace the theft back to me?”

There is a reason they call them “vulture capitalists”. The biggest myth about Silicon Valley venture capital money is that any outsider, who isn’t in the Stanford frat club, will ever see any of that money.

For the very insider, good-ole-boy, money to stay in the tight little insider circle, a facade of “the American Dream for ideas” had to be perpetrated. Now that all of the entrepreneurs can compare notes, valuations, IP thefts, patent protection sabotage and VC lies on the open internet and see that the entrepreneurs are just getting harvested and plucked like chickens.

The VC’s and campaign billionaires want everybody spied on, in their country, so they can get a heads-up on when the game is up, and try to forestall that day with disinformation. Always slow to the table though, the NVCA manipulations have yet to realize that the day has already passed them by.

 

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Investigators say that, Democratic party operatives David Plouffe, Rahm Emanual, Steven Rattner, Bill Daly, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs arranged with Silicon Valley investors to take over the lithium battery industry in order to monopolize the trillions of dollars of lithium, and related mining deals, in Afghanistan.

They say that they traded federal funding for campaign support assisted by Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein, who received numerous stock and cash kickbacks in the scheme.

They say they used the money to fund political campaigns. They used the Silicon Valley investors internet companies to manipulate voter perceptions and web searches in favor of their agenda. The Silicon Valley investors received: favorable federal laws, tax gifts, free federal loans, stock bumps and other perks.

The Silicon Valley investors mining resources exploitation companies: Abound, Solyndra, Fisker, Ener1, Tesla, and many, many more, that received the Department of Energy kickback funds, managed by Steven Chu, have all either failed, been raided, been charged with fraud or otherwise turned out to be disasters because they were based on a financial fraud skimming scheme instead of a good business plan.

All of these facts are known, in great detail, by many investigators. Nearly a million pages of evidence exist. A Special Prosecutor is required to perform proper prosecutions.

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Zhang had only five years of experience before jumping to the top intellectual property job at Baidu. Baidu is one of the largest technology companies with $23B in revenue and 21,000 employees. This would place the company around 130th on the Fortune 500 list; along with U.S. Bank, Time Warner, and Goodyear. It appears that the Facebook IPO feeding frenzy was orchestrated in both the U.S. and China. This supports the hypothesis that the NASDAQ “glitch” was a smokescreen.

Breaking News! Jan. 29, 2014—S.E.C. Chair Mary L. Schapiro held stock in both Facebook & Baidu (China) before the Facebook IPO via her investment in T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund (PRGFX), which was up to $600,000, according to Schapiro’s financial disclosure.

Mary L. Schapiro, Chair, S.E.C.; held stock in Facebook and Baidu before the Facebook IPO, along with Leader v. Facebook judges and Patent Office; ignored whistleblower warnings. Photo: NYTimes.

In addition to warnings about fabricated mobile revenues, her S.E.C. agency also ignored numerous whistleblower warnings of improper “dark pools” activity, including failure to disclose to investors that Facebook had been judged guilty on 11 of 11 federal counts of infringing Columbus innovator Leader Technologies’ U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761 for social networking—the core technology engine running Facebook. Evidently, Schapiro knew about Facebook Chairman James W. Breyer’s intention to exploit Leader’s technology in China also, where his father, John P. Breyer, operates IDG-Accel-China.

Fig. 1—Sands Capital Management, LLC injected Chinese influence into Obamacare. Sands Capital, the 7th largest fund investor in the May 2012 Facebook IPO, secretly acquired over $200 million in Athenahealth holdings just as President Obama moved Todd Y. Park, Athenahealth’s founder, from HHS to the White House, on Mar. 9, 2012..

Gordon K. Davidson, Fenwick & West LLP; current Facebook securities and patent counsel; Leader Technologies former corp. counsel (c.a., 2001-2004). Photo: Fenwick & West.

At the same time, Sands Capital secretly slipped in its holding in Baidu, Inc., sometimes called the Chinese Facebook. Baidu is notoriously controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Baidu’s CEO, Robin Yangong Li, started his job in Jan. 2004—the same month Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook after stealing Leader Technologies’ source code via attorney firm Fenwick & West LLP, we believe.

Facebook also went public during this same time (with Fenwick & West LLP as their lead securities and intellectual property counsel). Again, Sand Capital did not provide proper notice of its Facebook stock acquisition.

The juxtaposition of these three notice failures, combined with HealthCare.gov’s claim that its software platform running on Facebook and other “open source” software, signals obvious collusion to deprive Leader Technologies of its private property rights—government confiscation of property.

It also proves Chinese meddling in America’s data infrastructure and the Obama White House cabinet.

This picture shows the logo of Baidu on its headquarters. [_ Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Forbes/via @daylife). _]

(Jan. 28, 2014)―Washington DC-based Sands Capital Management, LLC, the seventh largest fund investor in Facebook, failed to file three critical Facebook, Athenahealth, and Baidu-China (“the Chinese Facebook”) disclosures with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) during the period of May-August 2012.

These disclosures would have signaled serious conflicts of interests within the Obama administration, especially the complicity of Wall Street and the White House’s Silicon Valley donors with likely undue Chinese influence over Obamacare.

Pres. Obama and Todd Y. Park blatantly violated conflict of interest laws

Todd Y. Park, U.S. CTO; HealthCare.gov architect; Athenahealth, founder; Castlight Health, founder. Photo: White House.

These Sands Capital filing failures occurred just as President Obama moved Todd Y. Park as chief technology officer (CTO) of Health and Human Services to the White House on Mar. 9, 2012. By this time, Park had already embedded his Athenahealth and Castlight Health technology deeply into HealthCare.gov.

Ann H. Lamont, Director of Todd Y. Park’s Castlight Health; former director of Todd Y. Park’s Athenahealth; former director of NVCA with James W. Breyer, Accel Partners, among other Facebook cartel principals; Mng. Prtnr. Oak Investment Partners; husband Edward is grandson of JPMorgan Chase & Co. founder Thomas W. Lamont. Lamont is a heavy investor in Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanely and JPMorgan—Facebook’s underwriters. Photo: Stanford.

However, Todd Y. Park was the founder of both Athenahealth and Castlight Health. His brother, Edward Y. Park, is the chief operating officer of Athenahealth. JPMorgan insider and Obama campaign financier, Ann H. Lamont, was an Athenahealth director with Park and his brother.

NVCA: Cesspool of White Collar Corruption

James W. Breyer, Facebook; Managing Partner. Accel Partners LLP; NVCA Fmr. Chairman (2004). Photo: Der Spiegel.

Ann H. Lamont is also an investing partner with Facebook’s James W. Breyer. She is also a fellow former director with Breyer at the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Reporting new stock acquisitions to the S.E.C. is routine. “Form SC 13G” reports are an essential tool used by investors to know when funds add new stocks to their portfolios. Without those notices, new acquisitions can easily be missed. Independent stock analysts like Morningstar monitor them and create daily alerts of new acquisitions to the market as well as to watchdogs.

Frank M. Sands, Sr., Sands Capital Management, LLC. Failed to file timely notices. Virgina.edu

Frank M. Sands, Jr., Sands Capital Management, LLC. Failed to file timely notices. Virgina.edu

Had Sands Capital filed timely, accountability questions could have been triggered. As it happened, they slipped the holding quietly onto their quarterly reports, thus avoiding transparency.

The activities of these companies impact American healthcare and data security priorities. America was not given the opportunity to scrutinize this activity until now, after the damage has been done.

#1: ATHENAHEALTH, INC.

Fig. 2—Sands Capital Management, LLC ATHENAHEALTH, INC. holdings—Holdings Reports, SEC EDGAR. Yellow highlighted rows show reporting periods in which no notices of acquisitions were filed by compliance officer, Robert C. Hancock. These notices are important filings for fraud watchdogs.

Fig. 3—Sands Capital Management, LLC ATHENAHEALTH, INC. holdings—Value Reports, SEC EDGAR. The yellow highlighted box shows the periods where no acquisition notices and no-fraud certifications were filed. In short, Sands Capital acquired over $200 million in Athenahealth stock without regulatory oversight. S.E.C. Chairman Mary L. Schapiro had financial holdings in funds invested in Athenahealth, e.g., Vanguard Extended Market (VEXMX).

On May 14, 2010, 506,000 shares of Athenahealth appeared out of thin air on the Sands Capital Management, LLC quarterly report. More and more stock just started appearing each quarter, all without acquisition notices.

Then on May 14, 2012, hundreds of millions more shares appeared out of thin air—214 million more. Just a few weeks earlier, President Obama had appointed Todd Y. Park as U.S. chief technology officer. Park had already deeply embedded Athenahealth’s software code into the bowels of HealthCare.gov. In fact, no notices of acquisition were filed for Athenahealth until Feb. 2013.

Why is this S.E.C. irregularity significant?

The public has an interest in insuring that government vendors and officials are trustworthy. HealthCare.gov is making false “open source” intellectual property claims, but since HealthCare.gov is not a transparent development, no public scrutiny is possible.

The federal confiscation of private properties continues unabated. The agenda is very evidently being railroaded.

In addition, the involvement of the Chinese government in U.S. infrastructure raises critical national security questions.

Todd Y. Park’s ethics disclosures are missing

Tellingly, Parks’ ethics disclosure is missing from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics website. By contrast, even Hillary R. Clinton’s is there. Parks’ close relationships with associates of Athenahealth, Castlight Health, Baidu-China and Sands Capital Management, LLC show that any decision he has made involving these players benefits him personally.

Robert Kocher, MD, Director, Castlight Health, founded by U.S. CTO, Todd Y. Park; former member, National Economic Council; special adviser to Barack Obama on Health Policy (chief architect of Obamacare). Photo: Washington.edu.

Hindsight being 20-20, it should be noted that Robert Kocher, MD, President Obama’s chief healthcare policy adviser on Obamacare, had matriculated by 2011 to: (1) Castlight Health as director along with Ann H. Lamont, Todd Y. Parks’ other company, (2) Park’s venture capitalist, Venrock, and (3) McKinsey & Co. and the Brookings Institution, who are both Facebook’s COO, Sheryl K. Sandberg’s former clients.

Lawrence ”Larry” Summers. Director, Square; Adviser, Andreessen-Horowitz; mentor to Facebook’s Sheryl K. Sandberg, Russian oligarchs Yuri Milner and Alisher Usmanov; former director, Barack Obama’s National Economic Council (2008 bailout); believed to be one of the prime movers behind the Facebook cartel. Photo: Life.

Kocher’s other boss at the White House, National Economic Council chairman Lawrence “Larry” Summers, also works for the Brookings Institution. In short, Kocher’s post-administration job hunt appears to have been political revolving door payback.

Events are being coordinated

In addition, the list of funds pouring cash into Athenahealth and Castlight Health is a clone of Facebook’s and Baidu’s lists. Blackrock, Morgan Stanley, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Vanguard, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, etc. The evidence is clear. These funds are coordinating these events while the U.S. Congress and American people are sidelined.

It appears time for Congress to take control, pass legislation to return confiscated properties, impeach and replace many corrupted judges, change the legal discipline procedures by putting lay people in charge, put wrongdoers in jail, establish a Special Prosecutor, and call a Constitutional Convention to change the elements of our system that let this happen.

Our system of government appears to have been badly damaged by unscrupulous people, mostly lawyers, who no longer respect our laws, and clearly do not intend to follow them.

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AFI researchers have already proven NVCA connections with James W. Breyer, Accel Partners, LLP, Facebook’s first chairman and largest shareholder, among six of the ten top mutual fund investors in the Facebook IPO, namely (1) Goldman Sachs, (3) Fidelity, (4) T.Rowe Price, (5) Morgan Stanley, (6) Blackrock and (9) Vanguard.

Sands Capital’s association with Todd Y. Park ties Sands Capital to the  NVCA as well through Castlight and Athenahealth director, Ann H. Lamont. This now proves that at least seven out of the ten top institutional investors in Facebook were colluding with James W. Breyer to steal Leader Technologies’ social networking invention. The Baidu association shows that the collusion also incorporates Breyer’s designs for China.

#2: BAIDU, INC.

Fig. 4—Sands Capital Management, LLC BAIDU, INC. holdings, SEC EDGAR. Yellow highlighted rows show reporting periods in which no notices of acquisition were filed by compliance officer, Robert C. Hancock. These notices are important filings for fraud watchdogs.

Fig. 5—Sands Capital Management, LLC BAIDU, INC. holdings, SEC EDGAR. The yellow highlighted box shows that no acquisition notices and no-fraud certifications were filed. In short, Sands Capital acquired over $2 billion in Baidu stock without regulatory oversight. These holdings commenced concurrent to the appointment of Todd Y. Park to U.S. CTO on Mar. 9, 2012, after Park had led the development of HealthCare.gov at Health and Human Services, including the embedding of his Athenahealth and Castlight Health software in the HHS infrastructure.

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The next Sands Capital holding to appear out of nowhere is Baidu, Inc. Closely aligned with China’s Communist government, Baidu is sometimes called “the Chinese Facebook.” Facebook is rumored to have partnered with Baidu. Baidu notoriously violates human and intellectual property rights. This alliance was concurrent with James W. Breyer’s movement of tens of billions of venture capital funds out of the United States and into the control of his reclusive father, John P. Breyer, chairman, IDG-Accel-China.

Not only did Sands Capital fail to file a notice of acquisition, but their quarterly report on Aug. 14, 2013 reveals a whopping 12,539% jump in holdings. That is an unregulated $867 million change in value. To our knowledge, neither the market nor regulators even noticed. This destroys the basic principle of transparency.

These risks certainly deserve serious investigation before permitting these people to get access to America’s healthcare and data infrastructure. As Eric Snowden proved, it doesn’t take much to copy millions of files into the hands of one’s adversaries.

Most notable about the sudden appearance of the Baidu Inc. holding is that it occurs just as Athenahealth’s founder, Todd Y. Park, is moving from his position as the chief architect of HealthCare.gov at HHS to Chief Technology Officer for the United States by President Obama, on Mar. 9, 2012. And, it occurred at the same time as Sands Capital’s 214 million unregulated share acquisition.

On Mar. 29, 2012, just 20 days after Pres. Obama’s appointment of Park, Baidu filed a Form 20-F, which is a financial disclosure equivalent to an S-1 public stock prospectus. The timing is six weeks before the Facebook IPO.

On p. 98, Baidu discloses that its three principal shareholders are:

Baillie Gifford and T. Rowe Price were #2 and #3 behind Goldman Sachs in the Facebook IPO just six weeks later.

Fig. 6—Robin “Handsome Reward” Yangong Li was installed as CEO of Baidu in Jan. 2004, the very same month that Mark Zuckerberg claims to have built Facebook “in one to two weeks” Leader Technologies said it took them $10M and 145,000 man-hours to invent social networking. They finished debugging a critical module on Oct. 28, 2003, the same night Zuckerberg hacked the House sites at Harvard. Photo: L’Express.

Evidently, Baidu’s Robin Yanhong Li was self-conscious about his newfound wealth, hence the Freudian name he gave for his stock holding—Handsome Reward. Who was doing the rewarding? The evidence is overwhelming. It is James W. Breyer and the Facebook cartel who made Robin Li their front boy in China, just like they made Mark Zuckerberg their front boy in the U.S.

Big Lies

The world cannot hope to advance when its core infrastructures are founded on these Big Lies. Any engineer worth his salt knows that a good building cannot be built upon a corrupt foundation. This is both a law of physics, and a Law of God.

Baidu and Facebook CEOs started the same month—Jan. 2004

Robin Y. Li, CEO, Baidu, Inc.; appointed Jan. 2004, the same month James W. Breyer, Accel Partners LLP, picked Mark Zuckerberg to start Facebook with stolen code from Columbus innovator Leader Technologies. Photo: RudeButGood.

Robin Y. Li became CEO of Baidu in Jan. 2004. Coincidentally, that is the very same month Mark Zuckerberg claims he started Facebook (“in one to two weeks”) and launched it on Feb. 4, 2004. The name of his British Virgin Islands hide away for his Baidu holdings probably says it all—Handsome Reward.

The common denominator between the Chinese and American Facebooks is James W. Breyer. At that time was chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, managing partner of Accel Partners LLP, soon to be if not already largest Facebook shareholder, and fellow client of Fenwick & West LLP with Columbus innovator Leader Technologies, Inc.—the proven inventor of social networking. Robin Li’s handsome reward is his willingness to be Breyer’s Chinese front face.

Worried about signaling Chinese involvement

Sands Capital appears to have been worried about the appearance of impropriety? Had they disclosed Baidu in a timely way, eyebrows would have been raised about possible Chinese involvement in the Obama cabinet, as well as in American healthcare and data infrastructure. Something is clearly amiss, otherwise, why would the Baidu nondisclosure be such an outlier in Sands Capital Management, LLC’s SEC reporting?

American securities watchdogs were busy chewing on bones Breyer threw their way

Fig. 7—Administration and Judicial Watchdogs were busy chewing on their Facebook cartel bones. The United States top law enforcement officers and regulators, namely Eric H. Holder, Mary L. Schapiro, Rebecca M. Blank and David J. Kappos were silent during Sands Capital’s misconduct. They were busying chewing on the bones that the Facebook cartel had already thrown them.The current Commerce Secretary, Penny S. Pritzker, continues the deafening silence. Graphic: Clker.com.

But lest we wonder where our U.S. securities regulators were during this shell game, the Facebook cartel had that covered too. They had already ensured for S.E.C. Chair Mary L. Schapiro, Commerce Secretary #1 Rebecca M. Blank, Commerce Secretary #2 Penny S. Pritzker, Patent Office Director David J. Kappos, Attorney General Eric H. Holder and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. were well cared for.

Among the five Obama administration senior officials alone, they hold at least 177 Facebook “dark pools” funds. In fact, no one in the Obama administration or judiciary had more Facebook cartel dark pool funds than Chairman Schapiro and Secretary Blank. See two previous posts. These dogs won’t hunt. The’re too well fed.

#3: Facebook, INC.

The next Sands Capital holding to appear out of thin air is Facebook, Inc. Again, they did not file a Form SC 13G acquisition notice in their May 14, 2012 reporting, which is just four days before the May 18, 2012 Facebook IPO. We’re taking bets that  Sands Capital will blame it on the NASDAQ “glitch.” The purpose of the glitch appears to us to be a smoke screen for these sorts of shady activities.

Then, without filing the stock acquisition notice Form SC 13G subsequently, like they did on all their other stock purchases (except Athenahealth and Baidu), on Aug. 13, 2012 they simply include their Facebook holding of 11.6 million shares valued at $362 million on their quarterly report.

Why such blatant disregard for SEC disclosure rules? Rules that Sands Capital appears to follow otherwise?

AFI researchers have lived with this cartel conduct for years now, and they believe Sands Capital was determined to get in on the HealthCare.gov “Datapalooza” that Todd Y. Park would bring them via Athenahealth. Datapalooza is the actual name Mr. Park gave to his dubious “open government” giveaways of healthcare data while CTO at HHS.

AFI researchers believe it is likely that Sands Capital kept the Baidu transactions below the radar screen in order to avoid awkward questions about Park’s role in Baidu, Athenahealth and Facebook financings and business activity, especially surrounding Obamacare and HealthCare.gov.

Notices of stock acquisitions are part of America’s securities fraud watchdog infrastructure

Readers should know that independent stock monitoring analysts like Morningstar use automated tools that send alerts/notices when companies file notice of new acquisitions. No such alerts occurred for Athenahealth, Facebook or Baidu because the notices were never filed.

Fig. 8—S.E.C. Certifications are legal evidence. When a fund compliance officer signs an S.E.C. filing, he or she is signing an affidavit that is enforcable as evidence in court. If that person lies or in some other way willfully misrepresents the facts, it is the same as lying under oath in a courtroom.The problem for Sands Capital’s Robert C. Hancock is that intentional withholding of certifications, with the intent to deceive the public, is illegal since the omission misleads the public who must then rely on inaccurate information.

Sands Capital’s compliance officer Robert C. Hancock avoided liability by not signing

Sands Capital’s chief compliance officer, Robert C. Hancock, may have been trying to avoid personal liability by not signing what would otherwise be fraudulent representations of truthfulness. Corporate officers like Hancock can be personally liable if they sign knowingly false certifications under oath. It’s the same thing as knowingly making a false statement in court.

Here’s the SC 13G acquisition certification Hancock avoided signing for initial Athenahealth, Baidu and Facebook stock disclosures:

“Item 10. Certification: By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

SIGNATURE: After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.”

Here’s an example of a later Athenahealth SC 13g acquisition certification that Hancock did sign on Feb.. 13, 2013, so he knows what to do, he just didn’t do it when Athenahealth stock was first acquired.

Hancock was probably choking on the clause in red above: “… were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.”

Hancock may have refused to sign the Athenahealth, Baidu and Facebook certifications because he knew that:

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Presumably, Hancock would want to stay out of jail by refusing to put his signature on a form where he clearly knew there was an intent to influence business and political events. Tellingly, he signed all of his other certifications during this period.

What U.S. judge or regulator is complaining?

Who would complain about Sands Capital’s failure to file the S.E.C. Form SC 13G notices of acquisition of Facebook, Baidu and Athenahealth stock?

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Not S.E.C Chairman Mary L. Schapiro—she held a boatload of “dark pool” Fidelity, Vanguard, AllianceBern, TIAA-CREF and T. Rowe Price funds.

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Not Commerce Secretary #1 Rebecca M. Blank—she held TIAA-CREF, Vanguard and Fidelity funds.

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Not Commerce Secretary #2 Penny S. Pritzker—she holds up to $23.4 million Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Facebook dark pools.

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Not Attorney General Eric H. Holder—he held T. Rowe Price and Fidelity funds. In fact, Holder held Fidelity Contrafund, the largest single Facebook mutual fund stock holder, valued at $413 million.

Photos: Holder–Huffington Post; Pritzker–White House;Blank–U.S. London Embassy; Schapiro–NY Times.

Who in the judiciary would complain?

Click Judge’s Name to view his or her financial disclosure.

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Not Leader v. Facebook  Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.—he held  Microsoft, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Janus, Vanguard and Blackrock funds, including Fidelity Contrafund.

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Not Leader v. Facebook  Federal Circuit Judges Alan D. Lourie, Kimberly A. Moore and Evan J. Wallach—they held Fidelity, Vanguard and T. Rowe Price funds, including Fidelity Contrafund.

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Not Leader v. Facebook  District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark—he held Vanguard and Fidelity funds.

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Not Leader v. Facebook  Patent Office Director David J. Kappos—he held over a million dollars of Vanguard funds.

Photos: Kappos–Politico; Stark–udel.edu; Wallach–Fed. Cir.; Lourie–Fed. Cir.; Moore–mit.edu; Roberts–sltrib.com.

The victims are complaining

On Nov. 19, 2008, Leader Technologies filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook. Leader proved that Facebook stole the engine that runs Facebook, yet were ruled against anyway by the biased judges mentioned above, based on fabricated evidence.

In May 2012, Facebook IPO investors began filing class action lawsuits, claiming they had been defrauded and damaged by the NASDAQ “glitch.”

Complaints have been filed to inspectors general seeking justice.

Others have filed complaints too, like Paul Ceglia and Rembrandt Social Media.

America’s regulatory mechanisms are supposed to help prevent waste, fraud and abuse, not aid and abet it. The latter is called state-sponsored terrorism and totalitarianism.

In the case of the HealthCare.gov debacle, and the theft of Leader Technologies’ social networking invention, the failure of the S.E.C. to police Sands Capital Management LLC enabled them to press their hidden agenda using fraudulent funds.

That agenda has led to a disastrous HealthCare.gov architecture, corrupted by Athenahealth conflicts of interest, using Leader Technologies’ software which has become a mess of hacked pieces and parts. The agenda also threatens America’s healthcare data security since Sands Capital took its Facebook IPO winnings and bought $2.2 billion in the Baidu Inc. sometime between Feb-Aug 2013.

Fig. 9—Robert C. Hancock, Chief Compliance Officer, Sands Capital Management, LLC. Misled the American public by failing to file stock acquisition reports in a timely manner for Facebook, Baidu and Athenahealth. These failings concealed substantial Chinese influences regarding Obamacare and American data infrastructure. Photo: Sands Capital.

Fig. 10—Jonathan Goodman, Chief Counsel, Sands Capital Management, LLC; former partner, Gibson Dunn LLP (Facebook’s Leader v. Facebook law firm, and also counsel to the Federal Circuit and Federal Circuit Bar Association). Photo: Sands Capital.

A solid democratic house cannot be built upon a foundation of regulatory corruption

Questions for Sands Capital’s compliance officer Robert C. Hancock would be why he did not submit the notices of new stock acquisition forms with his signed certifications for Athenahealth, Baidu and Facebook. If he had done this, perhaps over six million Americans would not be struggling to replace their cancelled healthcare plans because the program would never have begun.

Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP. Failed to disclose conflicts of interest in Leader v. Facebook; counsel to the Federal Circuit and Microsoft (one of Facebook’s largest stockholders); Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. is a personal mentor.Gibson Dunn LLP also represents the U.S. in U.S. v. Paul Ceglia (Ceglia v. Zuckerberg) where U.S. attorney Preet Bharara was formerly employed by Gibson Dunn—an obvious conflict. Photo: Gibson Dunn LLP.

Hancock’s ethics counsel is none other than another former Gibson Dunn LLP attorney, Jonathan Goodman. Goodman was at Gibson Dunn LLP with Thomas G. Hungar during the Leader v. Facebook case. Goodman’s other former firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, just received David J. Kappos, former director of the U.S. Patent Office, as a new partner. Kappos only arrived after he had ordered an unprecedented 3rd reexamination of Leader Technologies’ patent. Kappos had purchased more than a million dollars of Vanguard “dark pool” funds, all on Oct. 27, 2009, within weeks of his appointment by President Obama.

Robert C. Hancock’s ethical lapses have damaged millions of Americans

Apparently, Hancock was advised by Goodman/Gibson Dunn LLP that it was ethically acceptable not to file the Athenahealth, Baidu and Facebook stock acquisition notices.

Mr. Goodman’s former firm, Gibson Dunn LLP, swirls at the center of everything that has gone horribly wrong with this Obama administration, including the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption scandal.

Had Hancock filed in a timely manner, questions about Todd Y. Park’s Athenahealth duplicity could have been raised. Athenahealth’s close associations with Chinese interests could have been scrutinized. Sands Capital’s role in the Facebook pump and dump IPO scheme would have become visible. Hancock’s failure to file and certify did not allow regulatory mechanisms to work.

Fig. 10—Pres. Barack H. Obama. Photo: jeannotramambazafy.overblog.com

Questions for President Obama

Given the suspicious timing of your appointment of Todd Y. Park to oversee America’s healthcare and digital infrastructure:

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Photo: Politico.

Photo: Wikipedia.

Why didn’t your personal White House counsels from Perkins Coie LLP, namely Robert F. Bauer and Anita B. Dunn, husband and wife respectively, submit ethics pledges and financial disclosures? Did you know that Facebook was one of their clients?

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Summary of ethical standards to which the persons above swore solemn public oaths to uphold

Judges— Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, Canon 2:

“A judge should avoid improprietary and the appearance of impropriety in all activities.”

Judges—U.S. Courts.gov, Guide to Judiciary Policy, Ethics and Judicial Conduct, p. 20-2:

Canon 3C(3)(c) provides that a financial interest ‘means ownership of a legal or equitable interest, however small,’ with certain exceptions not applicable to this situation. Ownership of even one share of stock by the judge’s spouse would require disqualification.” Many types of mutual fund holdings are not exempt from this policy (p. 106-1 thru 4).

a judge who chooses to invest in such mutual funds should evaluate whether his or her ‘interest’ in the fund might be affected substantially by the outcome of a particular case, which would require recusal under Canon 3C(1)(c)” (p. 106-3). [If the largest tech IPO in American history—Facebook—does not apply, then this policy is meaningless sophistry.]

Executive Branch Employees—Standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch 5 C.F.R. §2635.501:

“avoid an appearance of loss of impartiality in the performance of his official duties”

Attorneys—Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Preamble [6]:

“a lawyer should further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because legal institutions in a constitutional democracy depend on popular participation and support to maintain their authority.”

Directors—Business Judgment Rule, Parnes v. Bally Entertainment Corp., at 1246:

“The business judgment rule ‘is a presumption that in making a business decision the directors of a corporation acted on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that the action taken was in the best interests of the company [and was not based on self-dealing].’”

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K. CraineJanuary 29, 2014 at 7:42 AM

You may want to read this LAW360 article about Federal Circuit Judge Michel.

I just checked. Fed. Cir. Judge Paul R. Michel is NOT invested in the Facebook cartel, at least according to his financial disclosure.

He did not, however, police the Federal Circuit’s conflicts of interest in LEADER V. FACEBOOK since Facebook’s attorney, Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP, had represented the interests of the whole court and the Federal Circuit Bar Association in a 2010 ethics case, ironically.

LAW360 HEADLINE: “Strong Software Patents Crucial, Michel Tells Justices”

“As the U.S. Supreme Court considers how to evaluate when software can be patented, former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel warned the justices Monday that adopting a standard that weakens patent protection for software would “cripple, if not destroy, computer-related industries.”

http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/504692?nl_pk=3d7de43c-2a83-457b-8e08-511bc28d2aec&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ip

Here’s Judge Michel’s 2008 financial disclosure:
http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Paul-R-Michel-Financial-Disclosure-Report-for-2008.pdf?V=1

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Rain OnyourparadeJanuary 31, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Check out this FLORIDA RULING. It says a judge must disqualify himself for Facebook-friending one of the attorneys in a case before him. This is kid’s play compared to the abuse Leader Technologies has received…

>>>Patent Office’s Facebook site to 10,000+ employees,put up before the trial and reexamination.<<<

>>>Barack Obama’s tens of millions of likes, probably all of the Facebook attorneys.<<<

>>>Barack Obama’s appointment of two of the four judges in LEADER V. FACEBOOK.<<<

>>>HealthCare.gov claiming Leader’s invention is open source.<<<

http://m.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/01/30/the-law-of-friending/

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dave123January 31, 2014 at 5:56 PM

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The 2008 finance crisis was not an accident it was caused by an out of control industry and at the wheel was chief economic advisor Larry Summers, Summers who played a MAJOR role in the Deregulation of Derivatives, And became PRESIDENT of HARVARD in 2001 And New that FACEBOOK was stolen, and new of the THEFT OF Leader Technologies’
when the Winklevoss made a complaint to lawrence larry summers PRESIDENT of HARVARD they where tolled to piss of summers wonted THE FACEBOOK CLUB for him self but summers needed that suck up little shit mark zuckerberg to do it, But the IDEA FACEBOOK was not the Winklevoss nor was it Mark Zuckerberg IDEA,

WAYNE CHANG KNOWS HOW FACEBOOK WAS STOLEN
Wayne Chang filed a lawsuit against the Winklevoss brothers knowing that facebook was stolen, Chang said that the Winklevoss brothers merged their company, called ConnectU, with Chang’s web development company to make a new company: The Winklevoss Chang Group (WCG). Chang complained that the Winklevosses “expressly agreed that the litigation between ConnectU and Facebook was an asset of ConnectU and an asset of WCG,” according to BusinessInsider. Chang never got any money when the Winklevosses received $65 million as part of the settlement but the $65 million was just a fuck of from mark zuckerberg Larry Summers and James W. Breyer. Even the “like” button was stolen from the family of the late Dutch inventor, Johannes Van Der Meer

More of Larry Summers friends chief economic advisor Larry Summers Henry Paulson of Goldman Sachs and Geithner to pay Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar Paulson and Bernanke ask congress for $700 billion to bail out the banks. BUT NO BAILOUT FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS GONE AND THE ORDERS CAME FROM GOLDMAN SACHS TO LARRY SUMMERS NOT TO BAIL THEM OUT?? just so Goldman Sachs can be number ONE? IN 1999, at the urging of Summers and Rubin congress passed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and cleared the way for future mergers, in 1998 someone tried to regulate them it was Brooksley Born but Larry Summers kill this, Summers had 13 bankers in his office and directing her to stop Greenspan Rubin and SEC chairman Arthur Levitt issued a joint statement condemning Born
the securities and exchange commission agency conducted no major investigation in to the bank during the bubble and 146 people were gutted from the secuities enforcement division? When David contacted securities and exchange commission about LEHMAN BROTHERS GOLDMAN SACHS AND LARRY SUMMERS AND FACEBOOK there were only four people WORKING THERE and then down to just ONE?? and his job was to turn the lights out

OBAMA picked Mary Schapiro the former CEO of FINRA to run the securities and exchange commission who held stock in both Facebook and Baidu (China) before the Facebook IPO via her investment in T. Rowe Price the securities and exchange commission agency also ignored numerous whistleblower warnings of improper “dark pools” activity, (PAY OF)

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dave123February 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Larry Summers + President Barack Obama picked Mary Schapiro the former CEO of FINRA to run the securities and exchange commission who held stock in both Facebook and Baidu (China) before the Facebook IPO via her investment in T. Rowe Price the securities and exchange commission agency also ignored numerous whistleblower warnings of improper “dark pools” activity, (PAY OF)

Larry Summers + President Barack Obama (appointed Leonard P. Stark to the judge’s seat in Delaware Federal District Court eight days after Stark’s court allowed Facebook to get away with jury and court manipulation of an on-sale bar verdict which was attained without a single piece of hard evidence; Barack and Michelle Obama were evidently protecting their 47 million “likes” on Facebook)

Larry Summers + President Barack Obama new found friends, Facebook cartel had it all covered, They had it all already S.E.C. Chair Mary L. Schapiro, Commerce Secretary #1 Rebecca M. Blank, Commerce Secretary #2 Penny S. Pritzker, Patent Office Director David J. Kappos, Attorney General Eric H. Holder and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. were well cared for.

Larry Summers + President Barack Obama + Baidu(China) All had back door keys to the NSA then add your healthcare (Obamacare), financial (Wall Street), telephone and online data (NSA) to your Dark Profile, and you have the ultimate Big Brother file on every person on the planet and CHINA HAD THE BACK DOOR KEYS TO THE NSA???? with facebook and their repeated breaches of security and their now ubiquitous intrusions on people’s privacy?

Larry Summers + Facebook The 2008 finance crisis was not an accident it was caused by an out of control industry and at the wheel was chief economic advisor Larry Summers, Summers who played a MAJOR role in the Deregulation of Derivatives, And became PRESIDENT of HARVARD in 2001 And New that FACEBOOK was stolen, and new of the THEFT OF Leader Technologies’ when the Winklevoss made a complaint to lawrence larry summers PRESIDENT of HARVARD they where tolled to piss of summers wonted THE FACEBOOK CLUB for him self but summers needed that suck up little shit mark zuckerberg to do it, The 2008 finance crisis was not an accident it was caused by LARRY SUMMERS?

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dave123February 2, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Larry Summers + election manipulation on FB Since that data was not equally available to the opposition, use of this data about you amounts to election manipulation. The fact that so many foreigners are associated with Facebook amounts to foreign influence on U.S. elections, which is illegal. This undue influence hurts every American. Ditto for the sovereign elections in Germany, France or any other country, like fucking Germany ASS-HOLE The Facebook Club run by Larry Summers used the promise of wild Facebook IPO returns as the currency for their plans to install Barack Obama as President and press their global data gathering agenda

Larry Summers + FB + Robin Y. Li Robin Y. Li became CEO of Baidu in Jan. 2004. Coincidentally, that is the very same month Mark Zuckerberg claims he started Facebook (“in one to two weeks”) and launched it on Feb. 4, 2004. The name of his British Virgin Islands hide away for his Baidu holdings probably says it all—Handsome Reward. Sands Capital appears to have been worried about the appearance of impropriety? Had they disclosed Baidu in a timely way, eyebrows would have been raised about possible Chinese involvement in the Obama cabinet, as well as in American healthcare and data infrastructure. Something is clearly amiss, Robin Y. Li NEW THAT FB WAS STOLEN and that it was Larry Summers who was running FACEBOOK ow shit?

Larry Summers + friends chief economic advisor Larry Summers Henry Paulson of Goldman Sachs and Geithner to pay Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar Paulson and Bernanke ask congress for $700 billion to bail out the banks. BUT NO BAILOUT FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS GONE AND THE ORDERS CAME FROM GOLDMAN SACHS TO LARRY SUMMERS NOT TO BAIL THEM OUT?? just so Goldman Sachs can be number ONE? Paulson was a dick who did not know how to work out shit if someone stuck a spade up his ass

THIS IS IT VERY ONE GET ON TWITTER

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K. CraineFebruary 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

President Obama claimed last night that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal. Really now Mr. President? How can any self-respecting person make such a claim about a sprawling government agency with 106,000 employees? Such a claim telegraphs the massive corruption that we have proved exists within this administration. An administration where Yes is No and wrong is right. Given that, a No from Obama means a Yes.

Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times article:

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Mr. O’Reilly responded that there were “unanswered questions” and asked again if there was corruption in the I.R.S.

“There were some boneheaded decisions,” the president said.

“But no mass corruption?” Mr. O’Reilly asked.

“Not even mass corruption — not even a smidgen of corruption,” Mr. Obama said.

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SOURCE: ”Obama Is Tackled by O’Reilly in Pre-Game Interview” by Peter Baker, Feb. 22, 2014, The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/us/politics/obama-is-tackled-by-oreilly-before-game.html?_r=0

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DarrenFebruary 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

A couple of additional items to inform your congressperson about along with the overwhelming conflicts of interest already presented here
David Kappos encouraged his employee’s, of whom include the judges that work for the USPTO, to use Facebook. He states on the USPTO website. “I’m confident our Facebook presence will complement the USPTO Web site as a means of communicating and connecting with the public and our stakeholders in the intellectual property community.
On the other hand, Chief Justice Roberts at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Annual Conference in 2011 said that he recommends to the law clerks not to use social media, Facebook and Twitter, because a person could gain insight by stray comments and that would not be good. Justice Breyer, who has a Twitter and Facebook account, stated at a House Appropriations Subcommittee, “Judges wear black robes so that they will resist the temptation to publicize themselves,” Breyer said. “Because we speak for the law, and that is to be anonymous. So I wouldn’t want to have followers on the tweeter or the Facebook page but for my children, and I can get in touch with them anyway.”
So the question is, If Chief Justice Roberts discourages law clerks from using Facebook and Justice Breyer is against using it publicly, then why in the world would Kappos open a Facebook account for the USPTO, and encourage the patent office employees, which includes 50-100 patent judges, to use it and then open a Directors reexam at the same time against Leader?
His conduct appears suspect and corrupt!

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Rain OnyourparadeFebruary 4, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Check out this Russian (OK, Ukrainian) risk to HealthCare.org.

Belarus link to HealthCare.gov raises concerns over possible cyber attack,

http://fxn.ws/1gJ1auQ

The Ukrainian software official, Valery Tsepkalo told a local radio station in Minsk that U.S. Health & Human Services is “one of our clients” and that “we are helping Obama complete his insurance reform.”

HHS was run by Todd Park, the guy with the Chinese connections also. What’s wrong with American programmers for American healthcare. This breach of U.S. sovereignty by this President is just criminal.

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Mark GoeingsFebruary 4, 2014 at 2:10 PM

There is no information missing here. Form 13g is only used when a fund acquires more than 5% of a publicly traded company. That’s why you don’t see these disclosures here. No conspiracy afoot; this is just basic SEC procedure.

And I am pretty shocked that you have explicitly accused Fenwick and West of providing source code to Mr. Zuckerberg? Fenwick is a very well regarded firm and I cannot even begin to imagine something like that ever happened. But in any event I think you are setting yourself up for a very nasty libel lawsuit.

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K. CraineFebruary 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Mark. The 5% rule is SC 13G/A, 13d-1(a). However, your conclusion is misleading, hopefully not knowingly so. The rule for investment companies is much more strict. The rule (a) you cite mainly applies to corporations and their holders, which can include an investment company’s holdings. But, an investment company has stricter reporting rules for its portfolio investments. It must report everything, not just more than 5% holdings. Rule 13 has four main sections, you cited only (a). It also has Rule 13d-1(b), Rule 13d-1(c) and Rule 13d-1(c). http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/17/240.13d-1

Easier to follow regarding investment companies is 15 U.S. CODE § 80A–8 – REGISTRATION OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/80a-8

We’ll use Sands Capital’s other filings to disprove your statement. Sands Capital has filed many reports for investments of less than 5%.

Here are some examples:

CREE, INC. on Feb. 14, 2012 – 249,600 shares representing ***0.22% ownership***. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/895419/000102006612000004/cree0212.txt

FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. on Feb. 14, 2012 – 11,144,206 shares representing ***4.68% ownership***. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1020066/000102006612000007/fti0212.txt

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. on Feb. 13 – 56,650 shares representing ***0.05% ownership***
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/203527/000102006612000002/var0212.txt

We could go on. Bottom line. Investment companies must report “in the public interest or for the protection of investors.” 15 U.S. CODE § 80A–8(b).

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K. CraineFebruary 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

This is an OPINION blog, Mark. It is a citizen’s right to express his or her opinion. Inform yourself of the facts and express your opinion.

We have covered Fenwick’s misconduct thoroughly in past posts. Take note of such things as “Christopher P. King” and his shadow self, “Christopher-Charles King” for starters. The opinion is well founded. Those who have encountered Fenwick’s treachery have another view than your “well regarded” caricature.

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K. CraineFebruary 5, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Almost forgot to mention. Feb. 4 (yesterday) was the 10th anniversary of Mark Zuckerberg’s, James W. Breyer’s, Accel Partners LLP’s, Fenwick & West LLP’s theft of Leader Technologies’ U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761 invention.

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ANTI-CORRUPTION GROUP AGAINST GREEN-WASHING BY CAR SCAM CORPORATION ASKS YOU TO PRINT AND PUT THESE FLIERS UNDER THE WINDSHIELD WIPER OF ANY TESLA’S YOU SEE, AND SEND THEM TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND ASK THEM WHAT THEY ARE DOING ABOUT THIS SCANDAL:

GLOBAL ANTI-CORRUPTION ADVOCACY GROUP SAYS:

“Lithium ion batteries, when they burn, cause brain cancer, liver cancer and other, potentially lethal, toxic poisoning. Certain regulators are told to “ignore these issues” because certain lithium ion investors donated cash to certain campaigns. The chemicals for lithium ion batteries come from countries which needed to be invaded in order to monopolize the mining of those chemicals. Certain politicians are told to “ignore these issues” because certain lithium ion investors engaged in war profiteering in order to control those minerals.

The FAA has issued numerous warnings and videos showing that lithium ion batteries do spontaneously self-ignite and crash airplanes. Numerous people have been killed in lithium ion plane crashes. Certain regulators are told to “ignore these issues” because certain lithium ion investors donated cash to certain campaigns. Flight MH370 was carrying tons of lithium ion batteries in it’s cargo hold.

Lithium ion batteries have self-ignited and set numerous children and senior citizens on fire. They have set homes on fire. They have set offices on fire. They have set Apple Stores on fire. You constantly hear about passenger airlines being forced to land because passengers “smell smoke in the cabin”. This is almost always a lithium ion battery going off in the cabin and exposing all of the passengers to it’s carcinogenic ignition vapors. There have been multiple recalls of Tesla for fires including the battery charger cord setting homes on fire and the need for an entire titanium add-on plate to cover the whole underside of the Tesla. Tesla’s have now been involved in many deaths.

Silicon Valley investors took over the lithium ion battery market, along with Goldman Sachs (recently called before Congress for this very same “commodity manipulation”), because they knew they were getting large government hand-outs from the Department of Energy in exchange for campaign contributions.

Lithium ion batteries lose their power and memory over a relatively short time. Lithium ion batteries blow up when they get wet or bumped. Fisker Motors went out of business when millions of dollars of Fisker cars, using lithium ion batteries, got wet and all blew up. Tesla battery packs have blown up, on multiple occasions, from simply hitting bumps in the road. Manufacturing these kinds of batteries is so toxic that even China, a country known for the most minimal regulations, has closed a huge number of battery factories because of the massive numbers of deaths they caused to workers and nearby residents.

Journalists have published a glut of articles exposing cover-ups about the dangers and corruption involved with lithium ion batteries. The U.S. Government and numerous groups have filed charges against Panasonic, and similar battery companies for bribery, corruption, dumping, price fixing and other unethical tactics.

Every key investor in lithium ion was also a campaign donor who also received huge federal cash from the Department of Energy in the same funding cycle in which they paid campaign contributions. By driving a Tesla, in addition to the common public perception that it is a “douche-bag car”, there is something far worse about driving it. You are making a public statement to the world that you support organized crime by driving this car. Here is why: Investigators say that, political operatives David Plouffe, Rahm Emanual, Steven Rattner, Bill Daly, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs arranged with Silicon Valley investors to take over the lithium battery industry in order to monopolize the trillions of dollars of lithium, and related mining deals, in Afghanistan. The Afghan war has now cost American’s over 6 trillion dollars, with almost nothing to show for it.

They say that they traded federal funding for campaign support assisted by Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein, who received numerous stock and cash kickbacks in the scheme. They say they used the money to fund political campaigns. They used the Silicon Valley investors internet companies, (mostly Google), to manipulate voter perceptions and web searches in favor of their agenda. The Silicon Valley investors received favorable federal laws, tax gifts, free federal loans, stock bumps and other perks. The Silicon Valley investors companies that used the Afghan minerals: Abound, Solyndra, Fisker, Ener1, Tesla, and many, many more, that received the Department of Energy kickback funds, managed by Steven Chu, have all either failed, been raided, been charged with fraud or otherwise turned out to be disasters because they were based on a financial fraud skimming scheme instead of a good business plan. Anyone who spoke out about details of the scam, particularly journalists, had a character assassination hit-job ordered on them by Axelrod, Gibbs and Carney; using tabloid fronts that they controlled.

All of these facts are known, in great detail, by many investigators. Nearly a million pages of evidence exist. A Special Prosecutor is required to perform proper prosecutions. No matter what political party you belong to: This is organized crime against the public and you are supporting it if you drive a Tesla. All of this information can now be validated, and confirmed, on any law enforcement or investigative news database.”

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Rain OnyourparadeFebruary 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM

By my tally, these Facebook loving criminals, sorry attorneys, only know how to misquote the law. The jig is up boys and girls. How do you know an attorney is lying?

His/her lips are moving.

Our beloved Harvard-bred President brags about teaching Constitutional law for a decade. Hmmmm

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The dark side of venture capital: Five things startups need to know

By Conner Forrest connerforrest FOR TECH REPUBLIC

Venture capital funding is a great tool for entrepreneurs, but its implications are often not fully understood. Here’s what VC-seekers need to know.

 

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Nearly $27 billion dollars was invested by venture capitalists in 2012. That $27 billion was invested across 3,723 deals, making the average deal hover at a little over $7 million.

While that number may seem staggering to many people, it’s about average for VC investments made since the dot com bubble burst between 2000 and 2001, according to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Yes, the economic impact of the dot com bubble was horrendous, but it did spawn a renewed sense of innovation in startup development.

Companies are running leaner than ever, and because of that VCs are more willing to invest in companies who don’t pride themselves on their burn rate. Still, raising venture capital funding can be a risky business if you aren’t realistic about what to expect.

Here are some things to think about if you are considering raising your first round.

1. Statistically, you will fail

The venture capital investment process is a complicated one and potential companies are vetted thoroughly before they are committed to. With that being said, just because your company is backed by a major VC you aren’t guaranteed success.

Think about those 3,723 deals that happened in 2012. In that same year there were only 49 IPOs and 449 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals. Granted, those exits came from companies that were invested in probably a decade ago, it is still an interesting ratio to consider.

Micah Rosenbloom, a venture partner at Founders Collective, said that historically, only one out of every 10 companies that a firm invests in with a given fund will be successful. That’s not to say that all of the remaining companies will fail, though. According to Tomasz Tunguz, a partner at Redpoint Ventures, “Typical portfolio company failure rates across the industry defined as either shutdowns or returning capital are roughly 40%-50%.”

This isn’t to discourage hopeful founders that are seeking capital, but to ground your expectations in reality. Besides, entrepreneurship is about having the courage to fail, right? The fact that you are more likely to fail is a fact of life for venture-backed companies, it is not an expectation for the VCs making the investment.

“You never invest in a company thinking that it will fail,” Tunguz said.

A VC investment in your company does not guarantee success, but it does mean you have someone in your corner who believes you have what it takes to make this thing work. Once you have a VC in your corner, you have to make sure you are in sync on what it will take to make this a worthy investment. More importantly, you have to know how long it will take for this investment to pay off.

2. There is a timeframe for ROI

“Typical venture funds are structured as 10 year commitments for the limited partners who invest in the fund,” Tunguz said.

Venture capital firms are ten-year vehicles for investors, but that doesn’t mean that all companies will be ten years old when they return on the investment. Rosenbloom mentioned that initial investments are made in the first three years. After the portfolio has been establish, a firm will typically make follow-on investments over the remainder of the fund’s lifecycle.

Ten years may sounds like a long time, but you have to consider how long companies like Coca-Cola have been around (since 1892) and some companies that were started in the 2000s have a comparable valuation to Coke. Founders Collective is usually the first institutional round in a company, and Rosenbloom said that they aren’t looking for the next cool invention.

“As a venture capital firm, we are not in the business of funding inventors or inventions, we are in the business of funding fast-growing companies,” Rosenbloom said.

Considering the first three years as initial investments, a company could only have seven years to “make it.” Some VCs, like Rosenbloom, consider seven years the average age for ROI, and the data from NVCA supports that claim.

The NVCA reported in their 2013 Yearbook that, of the 49 IPOs that happened in 2012, the median age for IPO was 7 years old and the mean age for a company to IPO was 8 years old. While some have argued that it is taking longer for startups to mature, Tunguz argues, “The gestation period will likely fall some because of the tremendous exit activity in M&A and IPOs in the last 24 months.”

To help you make it through the whirlwind of growth that can happen after an investment, you have to know how much capital you need and when you need it.

3. You can take too much funding

“All too often, entrepreneurs will think of raising a Series A round from a reputable VC as the end goal and don’t think they can be successful unless they do so. So they reprioritize raising capital over building a valuable product or service and usually end up asking for too much money too soon which ends up in a failed fundraising attempt or a raise on bad terms for the entrepreneur,” said Hrach Simonian, a principal at Canaan Partners.

As I mentioned in a previous article, knowing how much money you need can make all the difference in your venture capital experience. It starts by understanding how much money you need and only raising that much money. Raising too much money can force entrepreneurs to make decisions they aren’t ready to make.

“If you raise too much money, you have to swing for the fences,” Rosenbloom said.

You want the amount of money you raise to coincide with the benchmark you are trying to hit. If you don’t have a specific benchmark in mind (which you really should), a good rule of thumb is to consider the amount of capital it takes to sustain your operations for 18 months, then add 25-50 percent for added flexibility and seek to raise that amount of money.

Tunguz said that raising too much capital is far from the gravest sin to be committed by an entrepreneur, “But having a huge sum of money in the bank can entice founders to dramatically increasing burn rate or diffuse the company’s energy among many projects. It can be challenging to maintain the same execution discipline created by the scarcity of capital when the bank account is overflowing.”

Another risk of raising too much capital is setting the bar too high for your exit. By doing so you will run the risk of not being able to grow into the expectation that was set by raising a large amount of money.

Remember to raise enough to get yourself to the next stage where you can assess whether or not you need to raise more money. Keep in mind that once you choose a firm and raise those funds, that VC will probably get a permanent seat on your board of advisors. Choose carefully, because you are usually stuck with that investor for good.

4. You can’t fire your VC

Too many founders abdicate their due diligence when it comes to the firms they end up pitching. Each venture capital firm has its own general focus on specific sectors or verticals. Taking that to a more granular scale, each partner within each specific firm maintains investments in a focused area of expertise.

Founders typically don’t appreciate the incentive structure on the side of the fund, which is based on the size and the dynamics of that fund. Understand how the fund makes money to determine if it is a good fit for you. The size of the fund will be a good determinant for whether or not your company will present a quality investment opportunity for the partners.

You have to think of your VC firm as another partner in your business.  This leads to one of the single most important aspects of your startup/VC relationship: Make sure your goals for your company line up with your VC’s goals for his or her investment. By aligning your goals with those of your VC, you can help potentially avoid a disaster scenario.  

“The disaster scenario is that the founding team wants to do something different than the board,” Tunguz said.  

The risk/reward curves are different for entrepreneurs than they are for VCs, and board members (including your VC) have a legal responsibility to take into account the goals of the investors. So, if your company is losing steam and an acquisition opportunity comes along that is in the best interest of your investors, they might push you to take it, even if it means you don’t get paid.

But, of course, you can avoid all that potential heartache by not taking funding to begin with.

5. Failure isn’t death

Micah Rosenbloom describes venture capital as jet fuel. If you want to drive somewhere 100 miles away, you’ll probably drive there. If you want to get from New York to Los Angeles, you’re going to have to fly, and you will need fuel to power that jet.

Venture capital gives you potential—the potential for major success and the potential to fail spectacularly. The good news here—the gospel of venture capital if you will—is that failure is not the end of the story if you play your cards right. Despite stereotypes, most VCs are actually looking to build relationships with entrepreneurs, not just make money off of them.

“The Valley is small, and life is long,” Tunguz said.

According to Tunguz, when it comes to his work at Redpoint Venture, great relationships are the motivation, because even if you fail it’s not the end of the world. What is much more important is how you fail and how transparent you are throughout the process. If you keep people informed when you hit a snag and ask for help with a problem, you can build trust with your investors.  

Venture capital investors want to know that you will be a good steward of the funds they placed under your control. If you can prove yourself a highly competent entrepreneur and someone who will push as hard as they can to make an idea work, failure will not mean the end of your career as an entrepreneur. At that point, even if you fail, past investors and people involved with your company will be far more likely to fund your next project if they trust the way you work.

As an entrepreneur, burning bridges is unwise. Treat people with respect to build social capital, but don’t see them as just a resource either. Other than that, always remember that if you’re going to fail, fail big and go down swinging.  

About Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. He covers Google and startups and is passionate about the convergence of technology and culture.

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A group of 60,000 Silicon Valley workers got clearance today to move ahead with a lawsuit based on an explosive allegation that Apple, Google, Adobe, and …

slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/01/15/silicon_valley_…

The[+ ][+Cartels][+ ]of[ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley][+ +]– CounterPunch

Last week Mark Ames published an article that should forever destroy any connection between theSilicon Valley tech billionaires and libertarian worldviews.

counterpunch.org/2014/02/06/the-cartels-of-silicon-valley/

The[+ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley][+ ][+cartel][+ +]| MetaFilter

Mark Ames on Silicon Valley’s conspiracy to drive down workers’ wages: In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs …

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Silicon Valley’s latest class of transportation disruptors, which is led by Uber and Lyft, can be described in a myriad of ways, but the word “cartel …

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Often, families living in Silicon Valley work for the cartel processing the drugs, sometimes out of their homes. “It is a business,” he said.

nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mexican-Cartel-Links-to-Silico…

Silicon[+ ][+Valley][+ ]fends off[ ][+cartel][+ +]concerns | GlobalPost

Mexico’s Silicon Valley fends off cartel concerns. Tech geeks scramble to build the next Facebook in the drug war’s shadow. Tweet. Enlarge.

globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120…

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The gentleman’s agreement that several Silicon Valley firms are now widely known to have taken part in to minimize employee poaching within their own circles went …

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REVEALED: Court docs show role of Pixar and Dreamworks 

Just when the tech giants behind the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage fixing cartel thought the worst was behind them, US District Judge Lucy Koh has thrown a …

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… Patrick Vanier, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley, … Silicon Valley Drug Bust Show Strong Ties To Mexican Cartel; KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports

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Engineers Allege Hiring Collusion in[+ ][+SiliconValley][+ +]NYTimes.com

A class-action suit by Silicon Valley engineers against companies including Google, Apple and Intel has revealed details of an agreement among them not to …

nytimes.com/2014/03/01/technology/engineers-allege-hi…

Elon[+ ]Musk[: Government’s $+]5[+ ]Billion[ ]Man[ ][+– Investors.com]

C apitalism 2015: In corporate finance today, the theme is “Go where the money is.” For Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX, the place to hunt for cash isn …

news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060515-756051-elon-musk-ma…

Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ +]| AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

Elon Musk, as likable a guy as he is and as cool as his cars are, is a big time crony capitalist. In fact, as the LA Times reports, crony capitalism is absolutely …

againstcronycapitalism.org/tag/elon-musk/

Tesla Loving Care | The American 

But that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to be forced to “help” Elon Musk build these mobile … Tesla Loving Care. The charmed life of a crony corporatist …

spectator.org/articles/61877/tesla-loving-care

Elon[+ ][+Musk’s][+ +]growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in crony cash. Let’s crowd-fund Elon Musk’s trip to Mars and send him there as fast as possible ..

and company are very good about repaying Govt loans.

freerepublic.com/focus/news/3295334/posts?page=19

Elon[+ ][+Musk’s][+ +]growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in ..

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets …

latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-musk-subsidies-20150531…

The Tesla Fraud – LewRockwell.com

But that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to be forced to “help” Elon Musk … monuments to crony … The argument is that each Tesla built with these kickback …

lewrockwell.com/2015/02/eric-peters/the-tesla-fraud/

Nevada, Taxes,[+ ][+Elon][+ ][+Musk],[+ ][+Crony]Capitalism and Jobs – WSJ

Nevada, Taxes, Elon MuskCrony Capitalism and Jobs I would advise Mr. Musk that politicians love you until you’ve given them what they want.

wsj.com/articles/nevada-taxes-elon-musk-crony-cap…

Elon[+ ][+Musk]: Objectivists’ Dream or Just Another[+ ][+Crony][+ +]– Galt’s .

Elon Musk: Objectivists’ Dream or Just Another Crony – Galt’s Gulch

galtsgulchonline.com/posts/a67d21/elon-musk-objectivists-dream…

Crony[+ ]Capitalism Pays Big For Democratic Donor[ ][+Elon][+ ][+Musk]

The same could be said in our opinion for the rest of the subsidies in Elon Musk’s crony government-fed portfolio. Login or register to post comments;

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Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ +][+And His Apparent Regrets Over The 13th Amendment +]

Elon Musk And His Apparent Regrets Over The 13th Amendment Crony Capitalism Goes Above The Law And Beneath Contempt In Oregon

redstate.com/2015/03/05/elon-musk-apparent-regrets-13t…

Top Obama[+ ][+crony][+ +]capitalist deserts Zuckerberg immigration scam

Now Elon Musk, one of Obama’s big crony capitalist cronies, has decided to drop out. Elon Muskcashed in on Tesla, an electric car company, which got $465 million …

frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/top-obama-crony-capitali…

Elon[+ ]Musk——$4.9 Billion[ ][+Crony][+ +][+Capitalist Mooch | David +]

Crony Capitalist Culprits; History Page; Chart Gallery. Stockman’s Corner Stockman’s Corner Chinese Stock Market’s Wile E. Coyote Moment by Bloomberg Business …

davidstockmanscontracorner.com/elon-musk-4-9-billion-crony-capitalist-mo…

 

Elon[+ ]Musk——$4.9 Billion[ ][+Crony][+ ]Capitalist Mooch —[ ][+Elon][+ ][+Musk’s][+ +]

Elon Musk——$4.9 Billion Crony Capitalist Mooch — Elon Musk’s Growing Empire Is Fueled By $4.9 Billion In Government Subsidies

foreconomicjustice.org/14614/elon-musk-4-9-billion-crony-capital…

Is[+ ][+Elon][+ ][+Musk][+ +]taking taxpayers for a ride with 3 different ..

Is Elon Musk taking taxpayers for a ride with … crony capitalism cronyism DoE Elon Musk green money Musk Pay Pal … Carpetbagger Crony Capitalist Terry McAuliffe …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ +]Plays California for Tax Breaks, Then Moves SpaceX .

Elon Musk Plays California for Tax Breaks, Then Moves SpaceX Operations … Having played the Golden State for SpaceX crony capital “goodies,” Elon Musk seems to …

breitbart.com/california/2014/08/06/elon-musk-plays-cal…

Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ ]| Stop[ ][+Crony][+ +]Capitalism

Stop crony capitalism! tw FB. Elon Musk. June 5, 2015. Stop Betting on the Come – Subsidies Not the Answer.

nocronycapitalism.org/blog/elon-musk

Jason Mattera Exposes[+ ]Crony[ ][+Crapitalist, Tesla CEO][+ ]Elon[ ]Musk[ +]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a big, huge crony Crapitalist. And “if there’s a single, major criticism of ElonMusk,” writes Business Insider’s Matthew Debord, “it …

dailysurge.com/2014/10/business-insider-covers-crony-cra…

Inside The Washington Termination ofElon[+ ][+Musk][+ +]| TECHNOCRACY

Inside The Washington Termination of Elon Musk Today NASA … The White House promised ElonMusk and his crony … The Google Politics Kickback Process.

googlespiesonu.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/inside-the-washington-terminat…

Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ +]Has Raided 150 People From Apple For Tesla

This is an interesting little story: Elon Musk has been deliberately and specifically hiring people away from Apple to go work with him at Tesla.

forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/02/09/elon-musk-ha…

Elon[+ ]Musk Why do so many people from In-Q-Tel work for Elon Musk?[ +][+| +]

Billionaire tech mogul and pop technologist Elon Musk says none of the taxpayer incentives his businesses receive are necessary, “but they are all helpful.”

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Elon[+ ]Musk——$4.9 Billion[ ][+Crony][+ +]Capitalist Mooch

Elon Musk—–$4.9 Billion Crony Capitalist Mooch. 10 min ago Contra Corner …

snewsi.com/id/15214953392/Elon-Musk——$49-Billion…

Your guide to Venture Capital Mobsters…

Angelgate is a controversy surrounding allegations of price fixing and collusion among a group of ten angel investors in the San Francisco Bay Area.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelgate

Collusion[+ ]Charges Still Linger Over `[+AngelGate’][+ +]CBS News

The latest Silicon Valley online guessing game: Was price-fixing on the menu when a group of high-profile tech investors met recently at a downtown San Francisco …

cbsnews.com/news/collusion-charges-still-linger-over-…

Collusion[+ +]– Quora

AngelGate: Is collusion between angel investors to gain an advantage in investing in startups illegal? Antone Johnson, Studied antitrust law at Columbia wit …

quora.com/Collusion?share=1

AngelGate[+ ]: Is[ ][+collusion][+ +][+between investors to gain an +]

This answer addresses the question of whether investor collusion is illegal, but not the specific behavior discussed on TechCrunch. Under the Williams Act which …

quora.com/AngelGate/Is-collusion-between-angel-inve…

AngelGate[+ +]Is “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington

AngelGate Is “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington. … Arrington said he later learned, “collusion” and “price fixing” were on the menu. …

pehub.com/2010/09/angelgate-is-“100-percent-accurat…

Investors deny[+ ][‘Angelgate’][ ][+collusion][+ +]– San Francisco Business …

TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington shocked readers Tuesday afternoon by accusing an unnamed group of “ten or so” prominent early stage technology investors — so …

bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2010/09/angelgate.html

So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar… | TechCrunch

So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar … Collusion and price fixing, … Rage. AngelGate Is Far From Over; Ron Conway Drops A Nuclear Bomb On The Super Angels …

techcrunch.com/2010/09/21/so-a-blogger-walks-into-a-bar/

Crooked Angels: Blogger Accuses Top Tech Investors of ..

“If there are any collusion efforts among angel investors, then it would be a huge public service to expose the collusion and get it to stop.”

dailyfinance.com/2010/09/22/angelgate-arrington-top-tech-i…

Super Angel[+ ][+collusion][+ +]| Pearltrees

Here’s Who Was At That Secret Valley Super-Angel Collusion Meeting. Hooray For Mike Arrington. …AngelGate Is “100 Percent Accurate,” Says Michael Arrington.

pearltrees.com/PED/super-angel-collusion/id1429174

Liminal states :: “Angelgate“:[+ ][+Collusion][+ +]is so hot right now

There is an angel conspiracy. It dark, it is devious, and it is far-reaching. The conspirators number amongst them many of the top people in the Valley, including …

talesfromthe.net/jon/?p=1795

Angelgate[+ +]– Analysis & Opinion | Reuters

Angelgate. By Felix Salmon. September 22, 2010. … It is a market where the investors wish they could inject some collusion. But they can’t and they won …

blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/22/angelgate/

#AngelGate, Dave McClure and Re: Why I Stopped Reading Hacker …

#AngelGate (Read this for a … Dave McClure and Re: Why I Stopped Reading Hacker News. 25 September 2010 … I thought collusion mattered only if the people involved …

oonwoye.com/2010/09/25/angelgate-dave-mcclure-and-re-…

AngelGate[+ +]dispute among Valley investors cracks wide open .

Arrington alleged that he heard the meeting was about illegal collusion. … AngelGate dispute among Valley investors cracks wide open.

venturebeat.com/2010/09/24/angelgate-cracks-wide-open-as-…

#AngelGate[+ ][+Collusion][+ +]In Europe? We’d Need Much More …

Here in Europe we’ve been fascinated by what has become known as AngelGate. But after talking all day to many contacts today across the tech scene in…

noemiconcept.com/index.php/fr/departement-informatique/web…

Venture Capital Racketeering & “AngelGate” – THE NEWS

Venture Capital Racketeering & “AngelGate” … Liminal states :: “Angelgate“: Collusion is so hot right nowUpdate, September 7: Or maybe not!

thenewsdaily.org/venture-capital-racketeering-angelgate/

ANGEL[+ ][+COLLUSION][+ +]SCANDAL ROCKS SILICON VALLEY! [The Video ..

ANGEL COLLUSION SCANDAL ROCKS SILICON VALLEY! [The Video] Henry Blodget; Sep. 22, 2010, 3:34 PM; 7,257; 18; facebook; linkedin; twitter; email; print; Follow Business …

businessinsider.com/angel-collusion-scandal-mike-arrington-20…

Collusion[+ +]| OoTheNigerian

#AngelGate, Dave McClure and Re: Why I Stopped Reading Hacker News. 25 September 2010 by Oo #AngelGate (Read this for a little background) Summary: A group of …

oonwoye.com/tag/collusion/

AngelGate[+ +][+meeting scandal gives Bin 38 lots of free publicity +]

AngelGate meeting scandal gives Bin 38 lots of free publicity, punchlines, and a Hitler parody. Bin 38 was the scene of an Angels meeting. Photo: Mark …

insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2010/09/24/angelgate-meeting-scandal…

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing – CloudAve

I returned to my house, flipped on my Mac and see AngelGate, … As a funny coincidence I happend to have written about the topic of collusion 3 weeks prior to the …

cloudave.com/5283/what-entrepreneurs-should-do-about-p…

Showdown! Angels, Arrington to Go Mano a Mano | WIRED

That would be an illegal form of collusion in what should be a … It’s so perfectly timed one might even think that HeavensGate InvestiGate AngelGate* might be …

wired.com/2010/09/angels-fight/

Liminal states :: Fretting, asking, and begging isn’t a plan …

Fretting, asking, and begging isn’t a plan: the Arrington kerfuffle and women in tech. … Angelgate:Collusion’s such an ugly word has more, …

talesfromthe.net/jon/?p=1552

How Michael Arrington’s School of Friendship Journalism Led .

How Michael Arrington’s School of Friendship Journalism Led to ‘AngelGate … including AngelGate, the scandal over price collusion that roiled the tech world …

nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2010/09/techcrunchs_m…

AngelGate[+: Ron Conway Rips ‘Despicable and Embarrassing +]

Major tech investor Ron Conway has thrown a barrel of gasoline on the rapidly escalating scandal known as AngelGate, in which a group of investors are said …

dailyfinance.com/2010/09/24/angelgate-ron-conway-rips-desp…

Fred Wilson on[+ ][+AngelGate][+ +]and Where the Web Is Going ..

The Union Square partner shares his thoughts on “superangels,” the globalization of Web services, and such companies as Quora and StackOverflow

bloomberg.com/bw/technology/content/oct2010/tc2010107_1…

AngelGate’[+ +]disrupts TechCrunch conference but no ‘Jerry Springer’..

In a colorful blog post, PayPal veteran and angel investor Dave McClure dismissed talk of collusionand “Angelgate” saturated social media — Twitter, Quora, Facebook (and spawned jokes and a Hitler…

latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/09/angelgate-disrupts-tec…

The Daily Start-Up: “AngelGate” Escalates – Venture Capital Dispatch…

And the “AngelGate” flap won’t die. Arrington blogged about it, alleging angel collusion. Now angel Ron Conway, who wasn’t at the meeting but whose SV Angel partner David Lee apparently was…

blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2010/09/24/the-daily-start…

Scripting News:[+ ][+Angelgate][+ +]in a Nutshell

I was talking about Angelgate earlier today with an entepeneur (the new spelling) a bunch of angels and you’re wondering if the guys you’ve been meeting with were in the collusion meeting that Mike…

scripting.com/stories/2010/09/24/angelgateInANutshell.html

How[+ ][+AngelGate][+ +]Affects You…Yes, You, Racketeering In Silicon Valley still getting worse. Where is the FBI? –

How AngelGate Affects You…Yes, You. In an overcrowded world of mortal human beings, struggling Michael Arrington’s report of collusion among Silicon Valley Super Angels really is as epic a story as it…

readwrite.com/2010/09/24/how_angelgate_affects_youyes_you

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing – CloudAve

_ We all know about AngelGate by now. As a funny coincidence I happend to have written about the topic of collusion 3 weeks prior to the fateful dinner.

cloudave.com/5283/what-entrepreneurs-should-do-about-p…

The Real Lesson of[+ ][+AngelGate][+ +]| Force of Good

The Real Lesson of AngelGate. Posted on September 23, 2010 · 11 Comments. He starts screamingcollusion in a quite successful attempt to draw page views.

blog.weatherby.net/2010/09/the-real-lesson-of-angelgate.html

Founders Come First | True Ventures

First the “smackdown” news and chatter this week and now Angelgate. super angels and VCs, while Fred Wilson at Union Square says collusion has certainly happened where several VCs have been…

trueventures.com/founders-come-first/

AngelGate: Symptom or Problem? | payne.org/blog

It seems clear this week’s meme is going to be “AngelGate“, after Michael Arrington crashed a private meeting of West coast “super” angels, accusing them of collusion and price fixing.

payne.org/blog/angelgate-symptom-or-problem/

AngelGate” – Who Really Has the Power? – 3Q Digital

So today AngelGate may be a big deal, but in the long run it won’t amount to much – the power is shifting to the entrepreneur, and no amount of collusion from angels or VCs can stop that.

3qdigital.com/analytics/angelgate-who-really-has-the-po…

The Daily Start-Up: “AngelGate” Escalates – RPI Engage | Forum

The Daily Start-Up: “AngelGate” Escalates. Posted by Remy Arteaga on September 24, 2010 at 10:55am in News. Arrington blogged about it, alleging angel collusion.

rpiengage.ning.com/forum/topics/the-daily-startup-angelgate

PDF[+ +]Angel Investing : How do angel investors gain traction?

AngelGate: Is collusion between angel investors to gain an advantage in investing in startups illegal? Angel Investing: Is it fair for someone who calls themselves a “seed” investor to require traction?

ventureengine.lk/pdf/How do angel investors gain traction…

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

_ We all know about AngelGate by now. As a funny coincidence I happend to have written about the topic of collusion 3 weeks prior to the fateful dinner.

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[+ angel meetup at Bin 38 with everyone but @Arrington ][  ]#[+angelgate]..

Attend the secret super angel meetup at Bin 38 with everyone but @Arrington   #angelgate. ” i missed this meeting, can it turn into a monthly entrepreneur collusion meeting? “

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BoomTown Decodes Conway’s Super Angel Email to Fellow Investors..

Dave “Sue Sylvester” McClure uses his bullhorn blog to call foul about a not-naming-names-but-still-really-mad-as-hell story of collusion by that creepy kid from the school newspaper who wants to…

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Tagxedo, word cloud with styles

Michael Arlington of TechCrunch broke a very colorful story yesterday, now known as Angelgate, about a secret super-angel meeting that he crashed. In his blog, Arlington accused the angels ofcollusion

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Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly… and Yes, Mike, I Have Stopped…

Heh, whether AngelGate is true or not, we live in a Goldman Sachs/BP world. I don’t think you’d ever wade into collusion. But, how’d you feel about a group of VCs gathering before the next round?

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If the Tesla D’s Such a Great Car… | The American Spectator

Why Crony Capitalism Gives the Free Market a Black Eye. Gary Shapiro. Nation’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant Operator Seeks State Subsidies …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk], Grabby[+ ][+Crony][+ +]Capitalist – LCT Magazine

Elon Musk, Grabby Crony Capitalist. Posted on March 26, 2015 by Martin Romjue – Also by this author. Post a comment | Comments 0 | Welcome to …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk], the ultimate entrepreneur in aCrony[+ +][+Capitalist +]

Elon Musk is truly a brilliant entrepreneur; initial c0-founder of Paypal, visionary founder of SpaceX and now Tesla motor cars. I met Mr. Musk back in my Air Force …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk][+ +]Gets Government Loans, Buys $17 Million House

We live in the gilded age of crony capitalism. If you have any doubt about that fact look no further than Elon Musk’s purchase of a $17 million mansion in Bel Air …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk’s][+ ]growing empire is fueled by $4.9[ ][+billion][+ +]in .

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running … SpaceX has won more than $5.5 billion in government contracts from …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk]: Government’s $5[+ ][+Billion][+ Crony Kick-back ][+Man][+ +]– Nevada News and Views

Musk is one of the hottest CEOs in the country, and Tesla stock has been a strong performer. But one key to Musk’s success is that his companies have, according to …

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Elon[+ ][+Musk]: Government’s $5[+ ][+Billion][+ ][+Man]

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Breaking News. VIDEOSOLDIER WHO KILLED 16 AFGHANS SAYS HE WAS ‘CONSUMED BY WAR’… American Pharoah becomes 1st Triple Crown winner in 37 years

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Matt & Michael hosted Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames who explains the origins of the SiliconValley wage suppression cartel, how George Lucas helped …

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The[+ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley][+ +]wage suppression conspiracy

The cartel firms can also afford to pay you a more, … Silicon Valley employers need to do whatever is necessary to stay the engine of innovation for the …

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The Techtopus: How[+ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley’s][+ +][+most celebrated CEOs +]

In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to …

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The Friday Roast –[+ ][+Silicon][+ ][+Valley’s]despicable wage[+ ][+cartel][+ +]

Some of Silicon Valley’s best known names, Apple and Google among them operated a wage cartel. Now they’re being punished.

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In recent weeks, the San Francisco-based taxi app called Lyft has been trying to launch in the New York City market, so far without success. State and city officials …

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The VC’s and the Flashboy Algorithm Stock Pumping and Spoofing Trick

The VC’s used their control of Google, their partnerships with Goldman Sachs and their massive server farm assets to burrow into the stock market servers and trick the stock market system into handing them public cash, again, that they had never earned. Here is how it worked:

 

- Using federal funding to hype, pump, skim and dump public stocks and manipulate the stock market. Senators and some regulators implicated in running the cover-up? Big players grabbed billions of dollars up front, for their personal pockets, while workers at the Cleantech “bait companies” lost their jobs and their futures.

- Solyndra, Tesla, Fisker and Abound investors bragged about “pulling a scrape”.

- Vc’s used taxpayer loans to fake stock values and reap massive windfalls off of felony market manipulation violations under Section 9(a)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.”

MONEY
How Investors May Be Getting Fooled by Buybacks

This is how Tesla fakes stock market jumps

NEW YORK (AP)
By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer

If you’re puzzled why the U.S. stock market has risen so fast in a slow-growing economy, consider one of its star performers: DirecTV.

The satellite TV provider has done a great job slashing expenses and expanding abroad, and that has helped lift its earnings per share dramatically in five years. But don’t be fooled. The main reason for the EPS gain has nothing to do with how well it runs its business. It’s because it has engaged in a massive stock buyback program, halving the number of its shares in circulation by purchasing them from investors.

Spreading earnings over fewer shares translates into higher EPS — a lot higher in DirecTV’s case. Instead of an 88 percent rise to $2.58, EPS nearly quadrupled to $5.22.

Companies have been spending big on buybacks since the 1990s. What’s new is the way buybacks have exaggerated the health of many companies, suggesting through EPS that they are much better at generating profits than they actually are. The distortion is ironic. Critics say the obsessive focus on buybacks has led companies to put off replacing plant and equipment, funding research and development, and generally doing the kind of spending needed to produce rising EPS for the long run.

“It’s boosted the stock market and flattered earnings, but it’s very short term,” says David Rosenberg, former chief economist at Merrill Lynch, now at money manager Gluskin Sheff. He calls buybacks a “sugar high.”

Over the past five years, 216 companies in the S&P 500 are just like DirecTV: They are getting more of a boost in EPS from slashing share count than from running their underlying business, according to a study by consultancy Fortuna Advisors at the request of The Associated Press. The list of companies cuts across industries, and includes retailer Gap, supermarket chain Kohl’s, railroad operator Norfolk Southern and drug distributor AmerisourceBergen.

The stocks of those four have more than tripled, on average, in the past five years.

Companies insist that their buybacks must be judged case by case.

“The vast majority of our shareholders are sophisticated investors who not only use EPS growth but other important measures to determine the success of our company,” says Darris Gringeri, a spokesman for DirecTV.

But Fortuna CEO Gregory Milano says buybacks are a waste of money for most companies.

“It’s game playing — a legitimate, legal form of manufacturing earnings growth,” says Milano, author of several studies on the impact of buybacks. “A lot of people (focus on) earnings per share growth, but they don’t adequately distinguish the quality of the earnings.”

So powerful is the impact, it has turned what would have been basically flat or falling EPS into a gain at some companies over five years. That list includes Lockheed Martin, the military contractor, Cintas, the country’s largest supplier of work uniforms, WellPoint, an insurer, and Dun and Bradstreet, a credit-rating firm.

It’s not clear investors are worried, or even aware, how much buybacks are exaggerating the underlying strength of companies. On Friday, they pushed the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index to a record close, up 178 percent from a 12-year low in 2009.

“How much credit should a company get earning from share buybacks rather than organic growth?” asks Brian Rauscher, chief portfolio strategist at Robert W. Baird & Co, an investment company. “I think the quality of earnings has been much lower than what the headlines suggest.”

And it could get worse.

Companies in the S&P 500 have earmarked $1 trillion for buybacks over the next several years. That’s on top of $1.7 trillion they spent on them in the previous five years. The figure is staggering. It is enough money to cut a check worth $5,345 for every man, women and child in the country.

There is nothing necessarily nefarious or wrong about buybacks per se. It doesn’t seem that managements are trying to cover up a poor job of running their businesses. Even without factoring in a drop in share counts, earnings in the S&P 500 would have risen 80 percent since 2009.

The problem is that many investors are pouring money willy-nilly into companies doing buybacks as if they are always a good thing, and at every company.

A fund that tracks companies cutting shares the most, the PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio, attracted $2.2 billion in new investments in the last 12 months. That is nine times what had been invested at the start of that period, according Lipper, which provides data on funds.

For their part, the companies note there are all sorts of reasons to like them besides EPS.

WellPoint points out that it has increased its cash dividend three times since 2011, a big draw for people looking for income. Cintas says that it’s timed its buybacks well, buying at a deep discount to stock price today. And DirecTV says investors judge it also by revenue and cash flow, both of which are up strongly.

What’s more, companies seem to genuinely believe their shares are a bargain and they’d be remiss for not buying, though their record of choosing the right time is poor.

The last time buybacks were running so high was 2007, right before stocks fell by more than half.

There are signs the next $1 trillion in buybacks for S&P 500 companies could also prove ill-timed. Stocks aren’t looking so cheap anymore. After a surge of nearly 30 percent last year, the S&P 500 is trading at 25 times its 10-year average earnings, as calculated by Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Shiller of Yale. That is much more expensive than the long-term average of 16.5.

Many investors assume shrinking shares automatically make remaining shares more valuable. The math is seductive. A company that has $100 in earnings and 100 shares will report $1 in earnings per share. But eliminate half the shares and the same $100 is spread over 50 shares, and EPS doubles to $2.

But that doesn’t make the shares more valuable.

Shares aren’t just a claim on short-term earnings. They are an ownership stake in an entire company, including R&D programs and its capital stock — the plants, equipment and other assets needed to boost productivity long into the future. Critics say the lavish spending on buybacks has “crowded out” spending on such things, which is at its weakest in decades.

“It’s just like your car depreciating or your home depreciating — you have to invest,” says Gluskin Sheff’s Rosenberg, “The corporate sector has barely preventing the capital stock from becoming obsolete.”

One result: U.S. productivity, or output per hour, increased just 0.5 percent last year, a pitiful performance. It has grown by an average 2 percent a year since 1947.

If not reversed, history suggests stocks will suffer. In a 2010 study, Fortuna’s Milano found that stocks of companies that spent the most on buybacks vastly underperformed stocks of those that spent the least on them — at least over five years.

It’s unclear whether the kind of investor who dominates stock trading now cares about the long-term, though. Buybacks are one of the few sure-fire ways to push a stock higher in the short term, and investors these days are very short term.

They “don’t care what happens in three or five years,” laments Rauscher, the Baird strategist. “The market has become less of an investor culture, more of a trading one.”

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Follow Bernard Condon on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BernardFCondon.

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