Hillary’s Campaign Will Focus on Global Warming According to Her Campaign Chairman, a Major D.C. Lobbyist

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: John Podesta’s lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, helps international corporations position themselves to take full advantage of the TPP and the TTIP. One of their VPs, Jordan Valdes, claims to have been on Obama’s team to help write the TTIP. Now she sells her insider knowledge and connections on behalf of the Podesta Group to help companies get ready for the fascist takeover of America.

UPDATE: So I went to her campaign website, Ready for Hillary, so I could see for myself where Global Warming factored into her platform and guess what I found? No platform. Not a page or a word about what she stands for or what she intends to do as president. Nothing. You can sign up to volunteer for her campaign, you can sign up to be on the mailing list and receive requests for donations, you can buy all kinds of ridiculous crap and you can watch that stupid video they released yesterday. But there is nothing outlining her platform which makes me wonder if Podesta isn’t once again using Think Progress as a focus group to see how the Global Warming issue resonates with their audience before adding it to her platform.

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Another of the clients of the Podesta Group is a little group called American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

A hard-core career Clintonista and D.C. lobbyist for Big Business is now Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager and he kicked off his campaign efforts with a Tweet stating global warming is going to be a major issue in the campaign.

John Podesta was Chief of Staff for Bill in the latter days of his second term in office (from 1998 to 2001) and currently serves as Councilor to Barack Obama. Before that, he had a long, on-again/off-again career in D.C. taking full advantage of the revolving door that laughingly “separates” government and Big Business in America.

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Hillary, the Neoliberal, Globalist, 1% Serving Maniac, Will Announce Today on a Populist Platform

by Scott Creighton

The phony progressives and fake left (a.k.a. the corporate, moderate, just-right-of-Reagan Vichy “left”) are in a breathless tizzy this morning. They are all waiting for Hillary (Killary) Clinton to announce she is running for the White House in 2016 via a social media video she and her staff intend to release today.

Choking back my vomit I am forced to report, incredibly, her platform with be one of a populist revolution for the 99%

You can all take comfort in the fact that this latest project of Killary’s, like all of those in the past and even those she ran as Secretary of State, is designed to make her money and is of course in service to the oligarchs of the new world order she and her husband have served for so very long.

Aside from emailgate and all the other indiscretions of her past (like selling her services as Secretary of State for cold hard cash), her current campaign is already knee-capping itself as if Tonya Harding was running the show which makes you wonder what this 2.5 billion dollar campaign of hers is really about.

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Ferguson Police Shooting – They Got Their Patsy

by Scott Creighton

Eric Holder: “This arrest sends a clear message that acts of violence against our law enforcement personnel will never be tolerated.”

Most serious charge: ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE (?)

Just a quick note:

A suspect has been detained in the Ferguson Police Shooting incident, 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams.

According to St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, Williams “acknowledged” firing shots and, claims McCulloch, was part of the demonstration that evening.

Of course, from there the story gets jumbled at best.

Though McCulloch claims Williams was one of those protesters out in front of the Ferguson PD that night, none of the other protesters recognize his image. They claim not to know him and it’s a pretty tight-knit group that has been together for a while so can imagine if they were lying there would be all kinds of pictures and videos of them with him. But so far none have surfaced.

And even though there had been a lot of media out there earlier in the evening covering the demonstration, McCulloch offered no video or photographic evidence to back his claim that Williams had been part of the protest.

Here are a couple of other odd facts surrounding this arrest.

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The New CISPA ( CISA ) Just Passed the Senate Intelligence Committee by 14-1 Vote

by Scott Creighton

the time has come — indeed, it is long overdue — for the wisdom, ingenuity and resources of American business to be marshalled against those who would destroy it. Lewis Powell memo, 1971

I’ve been writing about the new CISPA waiting in the wings and it appears it’s on track for early 2015.

It’s called CISA and it just breezed through committee in the senate by a 14-1 vote and at first glance it looks as bad as it’s predecessor CISPA.

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a cybersecurity bill during a secret session on Thursday, marking the next step in a process that critics warn will nefariously expand the government’s already substantial surveillance powers.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which passed by 14-1 vote, would ostensibly protect against large-scale data thefts of private consumer information, exemplified by recent hacks of Target, Sony, and Home Depot. But critics—including the lone dissenting voice on the committee Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Or.)—say it would open the door for continued invasive and unlawful government spying operations. Common Dreams

Back in early 2013, 800 major corporations sent lobbyists to D.C. to push for CISPA. They wanted it in the worst kind of way.

In all, with the aligned companies that make up the various Roundtables and alliances, there are 800 corporations that support the passage of CISPA…

April 15th, 2013… right before this whole thing kicked off and Glenn Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden, 200 senior IBM executives hit D.C. like a plague of locusts to push them to pass the new CISPA bill.

The message we’re going to give [lawmakers] is going to be a very simple, clear message: support the passage of CISPA,” he later added. The Hill

Scott Creighton, June 2013

A month later, “Snowden” was born and we’ve had a series of one hack after another given a great deal of MSM coverage in order to set the stage for “the discussion” about security vs privacy on the internet.

Recently we were fed a placebo of sorts. The FCC passed it’s 400 page “open net” ruling which was just released to the public this past Thursday and I am still reading through it to see what it really does.

As I have written on several occasions in the past, the biggest problem with CISPA is not “nefariously expand(ing) the government’s already substantial surveillance powers.” as was written by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams.

The horror is much worse than that.

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How Do Barney Fife and Fidel Castro Factor Into the Biggest News Story of the Year?

by Scott Creighton

I wish to see if I can connect a few dots here, so bear with me.

Putting aside “ISIS™” for a moment and the “Big Story” about some talking head on MSNBC lying to folks (yeah, there’s some news for you) what are the biggest geopolitical trends in the news today? Is it the fact that Syriza, the new “Radical Left™” brand of 3rd Way centrist ideology (think “CHANGE™” circa 2008) seems to have forgotten what the term “odious debt” means?

In international law, odious debt, also known as illegitimate debt, is a legal theory that holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interests of the nation, should not be enforceable. Such debts are, thus, considered by this doctrine to be personal debts of the regime that incurred them and not debts of the state. In some respects, the concept is analogous to the invalidity of contracts signed under coercion. Wiki

Is that the biggest story in the world today? Well, if you consider the fact that international debt has risen by 57 trillion dollars since the global economic terrorism of 2008, coupled with the fact that much if not ALL of that new additional debt may be declared odious were Greece to set the precedent, well, that could very well be the story of the year. The story of the decade or the millennium in fact.

But it isn’t, because they wont (“use us to implement the European programme” Varoufakis).

And the usually antagonistic ones, the Webster Tarpley’s of the “interwebs”, aren’t really calling for Syriza to live up to their campaign pledge and do that.

How about “ISIS™”? Now that the MTV music video director and their team made that “burning man” video, seems like all the world wants a piece of “ISIS™” butt.

We have senators and congressman lining up to get in front of anyone with a camera so they can pledge their undying devotion to autocratic, despotic regimes like those in Jordan, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar for the sole purpose of providing them weapons and training, all paid for with your tax dollars while they say they can’t afford to pay teachers here in the states.

No money for teachers or disabled folks but we got butt-loads of cash to heap on dictators from the Middle East to help bomb Syria into regime change. Funny how that works, ain’t it?

We have “progressive” TV personalities spending enormous amounts of their airtime proving what warmongering hawks they can be just like the neocons of yesteryear they pilloried for a decade.

We have the Obama administration, the President Peace Prize farce, presenting their own version, a hand-crafted document they expect to be passed without debate, authorizing war anywhere, anytime against anyone they say is supporting “ISIS™”. That new AUMF document, one usually crafted by congress, will be slapped on the desks of leading congressmen sometime today or tomorrow. It’s something this president has wanted since they created “ISIS™” now that the old one from 2001 is a bit sketchy considering the fact that it names al Qaeda as the enemy and we now call them “moderates” and are funding them in Syria.

And all of this is based on what? A ridiculous MTV-styled video custom made for the purpose of providing the pretext for what is happening right now and released on the very same day the King of Jordan was visiting Obama and congress looking for money to fight “ISIS™”. (I will write more about that video later this morning)

Are those the biggest stories in the world today?

No. Not in my opinion.

So what is? What is the one big story everyone knows about and no one is talking about and how does Barney Fife and Fidel Castro of all people fit into this? Have I gone crazy? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Why Google Made the NSA

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet – part 2

by Nafeez Ahmed, Medium.com (H/T Tom and John)

… Like Rumsfeld’s IO roadmap, Cooper’s NSA briefing described “digital information systems” as both a “great source of vulnerability” and “powerful tools and weapons” for “national security.” He advocated the need for US cyber intelligence to maximize “in-depth knowledge” of potential and actual adversaries, so they can identify “every potential leverage point” that can be exploited for deterrence or retaliation. “Networked deterrence” requires the US intelligence community to develop “deep understanding and specific knowledge about the particular networks involved and their patterns of linkages, including types and strengths of bonds,” as well as using cognitive and behavioural science to help predict patterns. His paper went on to essentially set out a theoretical architecture for modelling data obtained from surveillance and social media mining on potential “adversaries” and “counterparties.”

A year after this briefing with the NSA chief, Michele Weslander Quaid — another Highlands Forum delegate — joined Google to become chief technology officer, leaving her senior role in the Pentagon advising the undersecretary of defense for intelligence. Two months earlier, the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Defense Intelligence published its report on Counterinsurgency (COIN), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (IRS) Operations. Quaid was among the government intelligence experts who advised and briefed the Defense Science Board Task Force in preparing the report. Another expert who briefed the Task Force was Highlands Forum veteran Linton Wells. The DSB report itself had been commissioned by Bush appointee James Clapper, then undersecretary of defense for intelligence — who had also commissioned Cooper’s Highlands Forum briefing to Gen. Alexander. Clapper is now Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, in which capacity he lied under oath to Congress by claiming in March 2013 that the NSA does not collect any data at all on American citizens.

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How the CIA Made Google

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet – part 1

By Nafeez Ahmed, Medium.com  (H/T Tom and John)

… Google styles itself as a friendly, funky, user-friendly tech firm that rose to prominence through a combination of skill, luck, and genuine innovation. This is true. But it is a mere fragment of the story. In reality, Google is a smokescreen behind which lurks the US military-industrial complex.

The inside story of Google’s rise, revealed here for the first time, opens a can of worms that goes far beyond Google, unexpectedly shining a light on the existence of a parasitical network driving the evolution of the US national security apparatus, and profiting obscenely from its operation.

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