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Top Democrat Busted For Corruption In Case that Mirrors Dianne Feinstein/Elon Musk Charges


Top Democrat Busted For Corruption In Case that Mirrors Dianne Feinstein/Elon Musk Charges





So you think all the Democrats are happy little tree-hugging elves that would never do anything bad?



Think again. An organized crime operation has been found to be operating within the Democratic party.
It involves payoffs and kick-backs for contracts and grants.



A large number of Democrats have now been arrested for a mafia-like standardized kick-back operation.



Attention now turns to the trillion dollar taxpayer loss from the Steven Chu Department of Energy kick-back scheme which brought you Solyndra and the biggest single loss, in the shortest time-period, of taxpayer dollars in U.S. history.



Senators Harry Reid and Dianne Fienstein and known to be under investigation for kickback schemes involving Elon Musk and Kleiner Perkins John Doerr.



The number of Democrats charged with kick-back corruption has now become staggering.


Ex-Assembly Speaker Convicted at NY Corruption Trial


  • By larry neumeister, associated press




Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it.


The Manhattan federal court jury returned the verdict after a three-week trial in which prosecutors claimed that the 71-year-old Democrat repeatedly promised the favors so he could enrich himself. The defense countered that the government was trying to criminalize the longtime routines of politics in Albany.


Even in a state capital where more than 30 lawmakers have left office facing criminal charges or allegations of ethical misconduct since 2000, the case against Silver was an extraordinary turn. An assemblyman since 1976, Silver was one of Albany’s most storied political figures, a consummate backroom operator with the power to single-handedly decide the fate of legislation.


His prosecution was a marquee case in Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s quest to clean up state government, an effort that has led to the ongoing corruption trial of New York’s state Senate leader, Republican Dean Skelos. After Silver’s arrest in January, Bharara portrayed the case as a product of Albany’s “cauldron of corruption.”


Bharara said that with the verdict, “Sheldon Silver got justice, and at long last, so did the people of New York.”


Silver’s lawyer, Steven Molo, said his client was disappointed and intended to appeal.


With the conviction, Silver automatically loses his Assembly seat. He had kept it while fighting the charges, although he was stripped of his leadership role after his arrest. He had been speaker since 1994.


Deliberations began and ended with fireworks. Less than two hours after talks started last Tuesday, a juror tried to beg off the panel, accusing her fellow jurors of claiming she failed to use common sense. But with instructions from Judge Valerie Caproni to respectfully exchange views, jurors settled down and resumed work.


Their discussions were briefly halted again Monday morning, when another juror asked to quit because he’d just learned his boss knows Silver. Caproni told the juror, a taxi driver, to put the relationship out of his mind and return to deliberations.


The government had argued that the trial testimony of 25 witnesses and lots of documents proved Silver traded his office for riches: $4 million in kickbacks from a cancer researcher and real estate developers. Prosecutors say Silver earned a million dollars more through investments.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Goldstein told jurors to reject the defense contention that Silver was just practicing politics as usual.


“This was bribery. This was extortion. This was corruption,” Goldstein said.


Molo countered that Silver committed no crime.


“There was no quid quo pro. He did not sell his office,” Molo said.


Silver did not testify. Dr. Robert Taub told jurors he steered numerous patients with cancer caused by asbestos to Silver’s law firm, enabling the legislator to pocket $3 million in referral fees. Meanwhile, testimony and evidence revealed, Silver caused $500,000 in taxpayer funds to go to Taub’s research projects and helped his son and daughter get a job and an internship.


Prosecutors said Silver delivered tax-abatement and rent-control legislation that favored developers while big developers hired a small law firm that secretly sent $700,000 in fees to the ex-speaker.


Silver has been on trial simultaneously with Skelos and the senator’s son. Skelos is charged with badgering companies reliant upon his legislative clout to provide over $300,000 to his son.


Skelos and Silver were among a group dubbed the “three men in a room” in Albany, a nod to the longstanding practice of legislative leaders and the governor negotiating key bills behind closed doors. Silver’s arrest came the day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo referred to Skelos, Silver and himself as the “three amigos” during a budget presentation.


In a measure of Silver’s clout, he helped persuade Cuomo last spring to disband a state anti-corruption commission that was investigating Silver’s financial dealings and those of his colleagues.


In just the past five years, a New York lawmaker was convicted of taking bribes from a carnival promoter. A second filed thousands of dollars in expense claims for days he never even went to Albany. A third got a sham marriage in order to become a citizen. A fourth was accused of harassing female staffers and forcing one to touch cancerous tumors on his neck and armpit.




How To Investigate, and Legally Terminate, any Corrupt Official


How To Investigate, and Legally Terminate, any Corrupt Official

Draft 1.6 – This document may not be sold. It may only be provided free, to the public.

Table of Contents
How to investigate your elected officials    3
How to investigate the actions of public officials    5
How to investigate official documents    9
Ten Steps to a Successful Political Staffer Investigation    13
How to Use Your Computer to Investigate the Corrupt    15
Part 1 of 3: Finding Public Records    15
Part 2 of 3: Performing Web Searches    16
Part 3 of 3: Going the Extra Mile    17
Tips    18
Warnings    18
How to investigate a politician and their campaign billionaires online    19
Online Methods to Investigate the Who, Where, and When of a Person    24
1. Who?    25
2. Where    27
3. When    29
Related    31
Sources and Citations    31
NOW: How To File Your Case in the “Court of Public Embarrassment”    32
50 Offline Guerilla Tips to help you win the war    32
Public Relations and Publicity    32
Treat Your Premises like A Billboard    33
Edgy Window Displays    35
Occupy & Pop-up    36
Urban Art,  Reverse-Graffiti & Street Propaganda    37
Check out some great examples of Street Propaganda    39
Urban Hacktivism    40
Get Inked    40
Hack your Product    40
In House, and Community Events    40
Demonstrations    41
Old Fashioned Door to Door Selling    42
Flash mobbing and Crowd sourcing as advertising    42
Offline Gamification    42
Find a Champion    42
Collaboration    42
Random Acts of Kindness    43
Give it away    43
Product placement    43
50 Effective Online Guerilla Disclosure Outreach Ideas    45
Start with the basics:    45
Conclusion:    51
48 Guerrilla PR Tips from Top PR Pros    52

The corrupt can’t counter-measure two distinct weapons of justice:

1.) Transparency and 2.) The Unexpected.

This WIKI Booklet will teach you how to terminate corrupt officials, from the comfort of your living room, using those two, aforementioned, resources and a bit of patient work on your personal computer.

The following techniques usually only work on entities who are actually engaged in criminally corrupt activities. If you don’t like someones face, or are jealous of their girlfriend, these tactics are unlikely to work. If the target is an actual crook, you can nail them.

The following links, articles and DIY “how to” tips will get you, and your community, well on the way to the documentation, case building and termination of those who abuse the public.

You are going to “take down” the corrupt politician and the sneaky campaign financing billionaires hiding behind them and pulling their strings.

You will use the “Three D’s”: You will Discover, Document and Disclose to publicly expose: Secret PAC cash trails; covert family trusts; stock market payola; hiding of cash with friends and family members; prostitutes; illegal expense use; revolving door bribes; junket and sports ticket bribes; illicit hirings; rigged-game grants and government kick-back contracts; and much, much more…

You will create a “non-survivable scenario” for your corrupt official, all without breaking a single law, and WITH the help from journalists and law enforcement professionals.

While you are doing all of the strategic investigation, you will also have a number of scenario packages ready for the unexpected event that will, eventually, occur, that you can instantly react to, piggy-back on to and use to flood the media with your disclosures, or put the target in an inextricable position.

You will learn how to build your case file, assemble a virtual team, produce your evidence and deliver it globally to everyone who might have an interest.


How to investigate your elected officials
By Clay Johnson

With last week’s Iowa Caucuses in the United States, we’re starting the long haul to November’s election day where we’ll be inundated by hundreds of advertisements and speeches filled with all kinds of promises. But how do you know whether those promises will be kept, or what the your member of Congress is really about? The truth is, a candidate can tell you a lot more about what they’re going to do via their actions and their associations than their advertisements and speeches. And thanks to the work of a lot of great watchdog groups, a lot of that information is now publicly available online.
So how do you get started digging underneath the rhetoric and into the good stuff?
First, let’s figure out who all your representatives are. Project VoteSmart makes this easy just type in your zip code, and they’ll tell you who all your representatives are from the state level on up. If you live in a relatively dense area, chances are you live in a five digit zip code that has more than one legislative district in it, so the chances are that you’ll need to know your Zip+4— you can figure that out courtesy of the USPS.
Now that you know who your rep is, it’s time to put on your private investigator hat on. Start local! — but I think that’s a much better place to start. Your local city council and state representatives impact your daily life far more frequently than your representative or even the president. If you live in California, Texas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Maryland or Minnesota, you’re really in luck, because is pulling together a great website for you to see what’s happening in your area. For everyone else, Google for your state’s state legislative website, or if you’re a developer, check out the Sunlight Foundation’s OpenStates project, which has bulk data available for 44 states.
We’re still a little behind with county and municipality votes and websites. But search for yours, you may have something useful out there. The most important thing about local candidates is that they’re accessible. While you can (and should) try and meet with your federal representatives, sometimes the travel to Washington can be too burdensome. But local candidates are there and waiting for you to call them. Call their office, and ask for a meeting, and ask them what they’re about. You’ll be amazed at the reception you get.
There are two great tools for researching federal (President, Congress) office-holders: and If you live in the 7th Congressional District of Virginia, for instance, here’s Eric Cantor’s page in on GovTrack, and on OpenCongress. Take a look at the bills they’ve sponsored and co-sponsored, and what they’ve voted on, and see if they align with your issues. And if they don’t — well, you know what to do.
As important as the voting record is the company your member keeps., from the Sunlight Foundation is a great place to start. If you’re interested in Ron Paul for instance, you can see how much money he’s raised, as well as what his top Earmark requests are. Over on you’re able to see what industries have Ron Paul as a top recipient of money, and even sort donors by zip code. At the state level, the National Institute on Money in State Politics offers the same service on
Another interesting thing to look at is how politicians invest their money. OpenSecrets also has the neat feature of being able to see the kinds of investments that your member of Congress makes — they’ve catalogued each member of Congress’ “Personal Financial Disclosure” form — the form all high-level government employees have to fill out when they get their job. What’s the top asset held by a member of Congress you ask? That’d be the Milwaukee Bucks, owned entirely by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl.
If you want to dig deeper, *all* of this data is generally a hard-working non-profit compiling and delivering government data in a usable format. The federal financial contribution stuff comes from, laws come from (which celebrates its 17th birthday this week), and state official information comes from elections, ethics, and secretaries of state websites across the country. With a little sleuthing, you can figure out whether or not your politicians are right for you and make a little more sense out of how your government works.
In 2012, don’t just listen to what the candidates have to say, or even listen to what everybody else has to say about them. Part of a healthy information diet means getting closer to the source: watch what they do, instead. If you can, meet directly with them, too. In my 10 years working in Washington, I’ve yet to hear a scheduler complain that their member has too many meetings with their constituents. Book some travel to Washington (April is a great time to visit, for the Cherry Blossoms), meet with your member of Congress, and participate in democracy.
Photo remixed from Dirk Ercken/Shutterstock.
Notes: Also see:

How to investigate the actions of public officials
In this post, Michael Corwin, a professional investigator who resides in New Mexico, provides five steps for investigating the actions of public officials. While many of the decisions of public officials are made behind closed doors, Corwin explains that with the right preparation, it is possible to find quite a bit of useful information about the actions and motivations of public officials.
The investigator I trained with called people with information “walking, talking sources”. Intelligence agencies refer to them as “Humanint”. People possess vast amounts of information and are often a critical source of information when conducting an investigation. The interview is the process that investigators use to access that information.
Your ability to investigate the actions of public officials, including those in your state making decisions about public education that can lead to profiteering by private companies, will be enhanced by your ability to conduct interviews and document that information.
There are five steps to an effective interview. Within each of these steps there are actions you can take that will improve your chance for success. Familiarize yourself with this process, but understand that just like in life, interviews are not cast in stone. You might receive a “tip” call from an insider at the education department or from a legislator’s office wanting to provide you with information, and in that case you will need to jump right into the interview and bypass some of the steps entirely.
Step One: Preparation
Interviews are not meant to be a fishing expedition. Every interview should have a purpose and a path to achieve that purpose. Rowing out into the middle of the ocean and dropping a line with whatever bait you have on the boat is a much less effective way of catching a fish than going to a location where you know the type of fish already inhabiting that location and what food they like to eat. Preparation is the key to success for most interviews.
For example, through court records research you learn that there is a former administrator from your state’s education office that is suing the department for being terminated. Part of the fired employee’s claim is that she reported suspected illegal conduct within the department such as “pay to play” involving the director.
The information contained in the lawsuit becomes your basis for the interview preparation. Break the information down that you want to document into categories based upon the who, what, where, when, why and how that we all learned to use as students in school.
Rather than create a script of questions to ask, use the categories of information you created to develop an outline of information to cover during the interview. Scripted questions lead to stilted interviews and missed opportunities.
Interviews meander like rivers rather than follow grid patterns. You must be able to follow new or unanticipated information that surfaces during the interview to its logical end. Using a checklist of questions also makes it harder to truly listen because you are focused more on your own questions than upon the interviewee’s answers.
Once you have prepared your outline your next step is determining the manner of contract.
Step Two: Determining the Best Method to Make Contract
There is a great scene in the film “All the Presidents Men”, in which Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford show up unannounced at a series of front doors of people they want to interview. The in person cold call, as investigators refer to this process, is often the most effective approach to someone you think may be reluctant to speak with you.
It uses the element of surprise to catch people when their guard is down, and allows them to see that you are a nice person, which hopefully humanizes you to them.
But this is a labor-intensive process, which is not practical when there is time pressure or a significant geographic distance between you and the interviewee. You also must consider personal safety too. When possible it is best to have two people go since you will be entering a stranger’s home.
The telephone is often a poor substitute when contacting people, as you have to get past caller-ID, protective family members and voice mail. It is best used when time is short, or you are too far away to go in person. Though it is the preferable approach when you believe the person you want to interview is willing to speak with you.
For those that you think are cooperative and nearby, you can use the telephone to set an appointment and then meet with them in person at a place like a coffee shop where you can do the interview face to face. Face to face is always preferable because the ability to read a person and demonstrate that you are hearing what they have to say is much better face-to-face than over the telephone.
Emails can also be used as a manner of contact, but are less effective because you are unable to engage in the give and take that an interview requires. Perhaps instant messaging or Skype video chats can work as a hybrid process for willing interviewees that are too far away to meet in person.
Once you have figured out the method of approach, the next step is to take a deep breath and make contact.
Step Three: Making Contact
Whether face to face or over the phone you have about ten seconds to convince an interviewee to speak with you. Start with who you are and why you are contacting this person. Give them a reason to speak with you.
“Hi my name is Mike Corwin, and I am looking into (always better to say than investigating) some information involving the public education department.” Follow up your introduction with “have I caught you at a bad time?” or “would you have a couple of moments?”
This serves two purposes. The first is you are acknowledging that you are imposing upon the interviewee (empathy) and the second purpose is to ferret out any objections to being interviewed.
Just as in sales, overcoming objections is part of the process of conducting an interview. If the interviewee does not offer up any objections then you can go directly to step four, and begin the interview itself. If the person offers up an objection, then you must determine if the objection is one that can be ignored or must be overcome.
The most common objections are: “I don’t have time”, “I don’t know anything”, “I don’t want to get involved”, or “I could lose my job if I talk to you.”
Of those objections, fear of losing a paycheck is the most difficult to overcome. If the interviewee says, “I have to get my kids to soccer in twenty-minutes”, or some other genuine time constraint, ask for a better time to contact them. If the they say, “I have a bunch of (nonspecific) things to do today” then respond with something like, “I understand, this will only take a few moments” and ask your first question. Generic time objections usually fade away once the interviewee begins talking.
“I don’t know anything” can be addressed easily, respond with something like, “I hear you, then this won’t take more than a moment, I just wanted to run something past you and get your take on it.” Then ask your question. Once you get the person talking they will tell you what they know. You are contacting them because you already know that they know something that you need to confirm.
“I don’t want to get involved” or “I could lose my job” are tougher objections to overcome. You must respect genuine fear, such as getting fired and losing a paycheck. The best approach is to demonstrate that you understand the concern, “I can see that you are worried” and then say something like, “I am speaking with several other people”, which downplays the fear of being singled out. You can also offer to speak with them for “background information only” so that only you will know what they have to say. You must then honor that promise and look for other ways to document that information should the person agree to speak with you. However, if the person still objects to speaking with you, the best thing to do is to thank them for their time and try again at another time.
The importance of how you make contact cannot be overstated as it often determines the success of the interview.
Step Four: Conducting the Interview
Interviews are about listening. Not about talking. They are about building rapport when you can in order to help make the interviewee comfortable with you and the process. Pets, kids, hobbies, or work are topics that can help put people at ease. This is harder to do over the telephone than it is to do in person since you lack visual cues.
A simple way to build rapport over the phone might go “so how long did you work at the education department? What was it like?” If the interviewee responds that it was great until the new director started. Ask what the person liked about the work before the new director came in and caused problems. The trick is to get the person comfortable speaking with you.
Once the person is comfortable with you ask your first question and then be quiet. Do not rush in to fill silence with additional questions. Let the interviewee fill the silence. The more she does the more information you will get from her.
Questions should be open ended. Avoid questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no. The more the person speaks the more information you will get. With each topic you want to cover start with general questions and work towards the specific. This helps to uncover and pursue information that you may not have been aware of before the interview began.
This is also why you want to avoid working off of a script. Working off of a script means you will miss this type of information that could be critical to your investigation.
A great way to get additional information is to ask questions like, “how so?” or “why do you think that is?” These types of questions get the interviewee to expand on her answers.
With an in person interview you can use bodily language to demonstrate your interest in what the person tells you. Lean forward and make eye contact. This is called reflexive listening and works wonders.
Over the telephone you have to balance your silence against interrupting the flow of the interview. A great way to do that is to give occasional encouragement with statements like, “wow, really?” or reword and restate it back to the interviewee “so what your saying is”.
Once you have covered all of the topics you wanted to cover, ask, “Is there anything else that you think I should be aware of” and let them respond. Follow up with questions to lock down anything they offer. Then you can close out the interview.
Ask if it is okay to call the interviewee if you run across additional information that you want to run by them. Most people will say yes. Thank them for their time and let the person know that you are truly appreciative of them speaking with you.
Step Five: Documenting the Information
When possible you should take notes during the interview. Try to avoid using bullet points as that means you are interpreting what the person tells you rather than documenting what they tell you. Try to write down what is said in the manner that it is said. This takes practice.
Saying “let me back you up for a second and make sure I understand” helps buys some time to complete your writing as you repeat out loud what the person told you. If you are more comfortable typing your notes into an IPAD or laptop, go ahead and do that. Though they are difficult to lug with you on an in person cold call.
There are some people who are comfortable being recorded, but most are not. Many smart phones have apps that allow you to record and works well with a person willing to be recorded.
After the interview is completed read through your notes and add anything that the person said that you missed as you took your notes. You can also add notes that provide context to what was said.
Interview notes can be tough to read months later. When possible type up a summary of the interview as you may need to come back to the interview months later.
How to investigate official documents
Written by Don Ray
25 questions you should ask any government document
How to find the stories behind official documents
The investigative journalist never takes things at face value. They probe and question to get to the truth. Some journalists accept official documents without question; not so the investigative journalist. If you are to uncover the story you need to keep asking questions.
1: Who’s your daddy?
Find out who created the document and why. Somebody had to have a reason to create a form or document. Figure out which person or agency went to the trouble of making a form.
2: When were you born?
Find out the issue date and ask about updates. In most bureaucracies, the form will change to adapt to conditions the makers never anticipated. There are times when earlier versions of the same form asked for different information.
3: What language do you speak?
Make sure you understand the terms. Agencies and departments and ministries love jargon, acronyms and codes. If you don’t understand what everything means, you’re missing out.
4: Where do you live?
You might need to make another visit. If you didn’t get the document from its regular source, it’s important to know where it resides. Sometimes you can meet its family.
5: Who else is in your family?
Find out what other documents may be on file. Government agencies are never content with just one form. When you learn everything about the function of the form, you’ll find others with even more information.
6: Are you married?
Is there another document that is wed to this one? Purchase orders always lead to bills of lading and receipts. When you know to look for the related documents, you will always discover more details and new leads.
7: Why are you here?
Figure out the need for the document at the time of issuing. Usually it came about because of some need – maybe a crisis. Sometimes it’s a law or regulation that required it. Get to the bottom of why someone conceived it.
8: Just what is your job anyway?
Understand its purpose today. As crazy as bureaucrats are, they still wouldn’t make a form or document that has no purpose. When you understand what it’s supposed to accomplish, you will figure out the system – and that’s the key to knowing what’s really going on.
9: What information do you have?
Ask about every piece of information. Make sure you understand what every speck of ink on the document means. This applies to what was on the blank form as well as the information someone filled in.
10: Who told you this stuff?
It had to learn the information from someone. Did someone actually weigh the person getting the driver’s license or did they rely on what the applicant told them? If you don’t know how they came up with the information in a form or document, you leave yourself open to making errors.
11: Who else are you allowed to talk to?
Find out if it’s a public record. The more personal or sensitive a document is, the more restrictions there may be on who is allowed to possess it, read it or process it. Always find out who’s allowed to see it and, even more important, who’s not allowed to see it and why.
12: Did you verify the information?
People can write whatever they want on a form. Forms are, in essence, questionnaires. Find out what systems are in place to ensure that the information is incorrect. If the agency or department is lazy in this situation, it could be an invitation for corruption and misuse.
13: How do I know you’re telling me the truth?
Yes, documents can also lie to you. Think about your own resume. Do you really know how to use those machines and systems you claim you’re efficient at operating? Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean that it’s true. Be suspicious. Verify the information independently.
14: What other secrets are you keeping?
Look for codes and fine print. Too many investigative people look only at what’s filled in on a document, and not what the document is specifically asking for. Some journalists request blank copies of every document or form an agencies uses. Then, they ask for the documents or regulations that explain the encoded information.
15: Who else have you been talking to?
Maybe there’s a log of who’s seen the file. Some documents are so important or sensitive that anyone who looks at it, copies it or checks it out must sign a register of some sort. Get that register.
16: If you don’t know the answer, who might?
See if it leads you somewhere else. So the document provides someone’s date of birth but not the place of birth. Figure out which related document (documents are often members of families) might have the missing information. Maybe even an earlier version of the same one.
17: Are you legal?
Make sure you don’t have a fake or altered document. Never trust someone who introduces you to a document. Interrogate the document and be alert to answers that just don’t sound (or look) right. Sure, you want to believe that someone gave you an official document, but don’t get lazy. Find its twin and look for things that don’t match.
18: How did you get here?
Find out how a document gets from A to B. If you ask the officially recorded death certificate how it got to that file cabinet, you might learn that it spent a month or so being processed somewhere else. Next time, you can look for newer documents while they’re in transit.
19: Are you retired?
Some documents have become obsolete. Bureaucrats love to redo documents. Always check to ensure that the information in one document hasn’t been superseded by a newer version. Sometimes the issue date of the document is at the bottom of the form.
20: What’s your life expectancy?
Check records-retention policy. It’ll happen to you for sure, unless you’re careful. You look at documents in some public office and later decide you want copies. But when you get there, you discover that someone decided to put it in the bin or the shredder. Know how long they’re allowed to exist.
21: Who have you been intimate with?
Find out who has processed or handled it. Signatures, check boxes, initials, rubber stamps and even metadata will give you clues as to who had reason to have contact with the document. Be suspicious of the signatures of top-level officials. They hardly ever sign documents themselves. Find out who really signed or initialed it.
22: Are you really a blonde?
Make sure someone hasn’t altered the document. Many a journalist has lost his or her credibility because they didn’t verify every piece of information in a document. Sometimes the changes are obvious to the eye if you examine it closely enough. Don’t trust them.
23: Do you have any twin brothers or sisters?
There may be copies in other offices. Before computers, people made a fortune selling carbon paper to government agencies. It seems that they want everyone to have a copy of just about every document. If the distribution list isn’t printed on the form, look to the laws, policies or directives to find out where all those copies go.
24: Would you be willing to testify in court?
A certified copy will save court time. When you can get a government official to certify that the copy is true and correct, you’ll prevent a lot of potential problems. If it turns out that something is not correct, the burden falls on the official who certified it.
25: You’re not planning on leaving town, are you?
Put your copies in a safe place. There’s nothing more devastating than to lose the actual evidence you had that proved the corruption. Always scan your documents and keep digital copies in various safe places. There are forces out there who don’t want you to be able to share the evidence you’ve found.
Picture by Jennifer George and released under Creative Commons
Don Ray is a seasoned broadcast and print investigative reporter. He has worked worldwide for IREX and many other training and consulting organisations. All his tips, techniques and modules can be reused under the terms of Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0. You can email Don Ray if you want his help.
Ten Steps to a Successful Political Staffer Investigation

If a problem or complaint has come up at your company, a proper investigation can help you figure out what happened — and what to do about it. It can also help your company avoid liability for employee wrongdoing, but only if you act fast and take effective action to remedy the problem. Below, you’ll find the ten steps to a successful workplace investigation. For detailed information about how to investigate, including separate chapters on common problems like harassment, employee theft, drug use, and more, get a copy of The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations, by Lisa Guerin (Nolo).
1. Decide whether to investigate.
Before you put on your detective’s hat, take some time to decide whether you really need an investigation. In a few situations — for example, if all employees agree on what happened or the problem appears to be minor — you may reasonably decide that a full-blown investigation is unnecessary. Usually, however, it’s best to err on the side of conducting an investigation. If the problem is more serious than it seemed, failing to investigate can lead to legal trouble — and continuing workplace problems. And sometimes, you just can’t tell how widespread or substantial a problem is until you do a little poking around.
2. Take immediate action, if necessary.
You might have to act right away — even before you begin your investigation — if a situation is volatile or could otherwise cause immediate harm to your business. If an employee is accused of sexually assaulting a coworker, stealing valuable trade secrets, or bringing a weapon to work, you’ll probably want to suspend the accused employee temporarily — with pay — while you look into the matter. But be careful not to prejudge the situation or lead the accused employee to believe that you’ve already made up your mind.
3. Choose an investigator.
You’ll want an investigator who is experienced and/or trained in investigation techniques, is impartial and perceived as impartial by the employees involved, and is capable of acting — and, if necessary, testifying in court — professionally about the situation. If you have someone who meets this job description on your payroll, you’re in luck. If not, you can hire an outside investigator to handle things for you.
4. Plan the investigation.
Take some time up front to organize your thoughts. Gather any information you already have about the problem — such as an employee complaint, a supervisor’s report, written warnings, or materials that are part of the problem (such as X-rated emails or threatening letters). Using this information as your guide, think about what you’ll need to find out to decide what happened. Whom will you interview and what will you ask? Are there additional documents that employees or supervisors might have? Is there anyone who witnessed important events — or should have?
5. Conduct interviews.
The goal of every investigation is to gather information — and the most basic way to do that is by asking people questions. Most investigations involve at least two interviews: one of the employee accused of wrongdoing, and another of the employee who complained or was the victim. Sometimes, you will also want to interview witnesses — others who may have seen or heard something important. When you interview people, try to elicit as much information as possible by asking open-ended questions.
6. Gather documents and other evidence.
Almost every investigation will rely to some extent on documents — personnel files, email messages, company policies, correspondence, and so on. And some investigations will require you to gather other types of evidence, such as drugs, a weapon, photographs, or stolen items.
7. Evaluate the evidence.
The most challenging part of many investigations — especially if witnesses disagree or contradict each other — is figuring out what actually happened. There are some proven methods of deciding where the truth lies — methods all of us use in our everyday lives to get to the bottom of things. You’ll want to consider, for example, whose story makes the most sense, whose demeanor was more convincing, and who (if anyone) has a motive to deceive you. And in some situations, you may just have to throw up your hands and acknowledge that you don’t have enough information to decide what really happened.
8. Take action.
Once you decide what happened, you’ll have to figure out what to do about it. If you conclude that serious wrongdoing occurred, you will have to take disciplinary action quickly to avoid legal liability for that employee’s behavior and to protect your company and other workers from harm. In deciding how to handle these situations, you should consider a number of factors, including how serious the actions were and how you have handled similar problems in the past.
9. Document the investigation.
Once your investigation is complete, you should write an investigation report that explains what you did and why. This will not only give the company some protection from lawsuits relating to the investigation, but will also provide a written record in case of future misconduct by the same employee(s). Among other things, your report should explain how and when the problem came to the company’s attention, what interviews you conducted, what evidence you considered, what conclusions you reached, and what you did about the problem.
10. Follow up.
The last step is to follow up with your employees to make sure that you’ve solved the problem that led to the investigation. Has the misconduct stopped? Has the wrongdoer met any requirements imposed as a result of the investigation — for example, to complete a training course on sexual harassment? If the investigation revealed any systemic workplace problems (such as widespread confusion about company policy or lack of training on issues like workplace diversity or proper techniques for dealing with customers), some training might be in order.
by: Lisa Guerin, J.D.
How to Use Your Computer to Investigate the Corrupt
Three Parts:
Finding Public Records
Performing Web Searches
Going the Extra Mile
In this day and age, you can never be too cautious when it comes to meeting someone new. This is especially important if you’re hiring someone to watch your kids, dating someone you’ve met online, or are hiring someone for a sensitive job. While you can still hire a private investigator to find any dirt, using a variety of tools online can actually provide a significant amount of information and insight. Just be sure to not put too much stock into what you read.
Part 1 of 3: Finding Public Records
Know what to expect. When you are searching public records, you are only getting a small piece of the larger picture. You may find an arrest record, but the details are almost never included. Oftentimes reports will contradict each other, as they come from different sources with data gathered at different times. Always take everything you read with a large grain of salt, and do your best to verify any information through other means.
Even information such as the person’s favorite movies or music could be largely incorrect. They may have made that list five years ago and their tastes are completely different now.
Understand what is made public. Common information obtained from public records can include simple things such as name, address and phone numbers. In addition, birth, death, marriage & divorce records and criminal, court, sex offender registries can be searched in some areas. Licenses, property information and a number of other records are kept by the government and certain organizations.
Use a free public records search. There are a variety of sites online that will allow you to search public records for free, and even more that will do so for a fee. Keep in mind that all public records aren’t necessarily free, and getting the appropriate permit and authorization can take a significant amount of time. Likewise, any records that a site returns may be outdated or incomplete. Here are a couple good places to start:
Free Public Records Search Directory – This site allows you to search public records from any state or on a federal level. If the record cannot be obtained by the search, it will often tell you who to contact to obtain it. You will need to know the general location of the person you are investigating.
Family Watchdog – This site contains the National Sex Offender Registry, and allows you to search for offenders by name or location. Keep in mind that details are often not provided, which can contribute to an unwarranted negative view.
Your local department of corrections website – Almost all states will allow you to search publicly available criminal records. The address is different for each state, but searching for “<yourstate> department of corrections” should quickly get you there.
Use a paid search. A paid public records search may yield more results than a free search, but keep in mind that all of the records it retrieves are available if you put the time in contacting the various agencies. If you don’t have time to do this, paying for a search may be a better use of your time and money.
Part 2 of 3: Performing Web Searches
Use a people search engine. There are several search engines that focus solely on retrieving information about a person from their public social network profiles and online activity. These searches are usually free, though most offer advanced searches for a fee. Using multiple services may help to paint a more complete picture. Popular choices include:[1]
Pipl – This site will return social network information, age, and location for free. You just need to enter a name, though you can narrow it down by adding a location. Be aware that a common name will result in a lot of results.
123People – This site will also return social network information, but will also provide links to paid public records searches and criminal background checks.
ZabaSearch – This is another search site that will return similar information, and provides quick links to paid searches for phone numbers and addresses.
Perform a search with a few different web search engines. Though it may seem obvious, you can actually find a lot of information about a person from a quick web search. The more you already know about that person, the more results you will get from the search. Use multiple search engines to find more results that others might not have.
Search by name – This is the basic search, and will usually return social network profiles and any mentions in local press.
Search by email. Searching by the person’s email address may return results from sites that contains their email address but not their name. You may not find much with this search, but it may help fill in the cracks.
Username search. Try searching for the person’s email address without the domain. For example, if the person’s email is, you would just search for “coolcat74”. Oftentimes people will register for forums and websites just using their standard username. This can help you track down forum posts and give you some insight into what that person thinks.[2]
Cross-reference your result. You are likely to get a wide range of search results from your various inquiries. Remember, it is always best to assume that the information you find is false or incomplete. Compare your results against each other and see what sort of patterns and consistencies emerge. This can help make sure that what you’re finding is at least somewhat accurate.
Part 3 of 3: Going the Extra Mile
Create a fake Facebook profile. This method is pretty dirty, but you may be able to create a fake profile (ideally with an attractive photo) and request to be that person’s friend. It will help to have some mutual friends first. Becoming friends will typically give you access to all of their private information that they only allow friends to see.
Many people would consider this to be a massive invasion of privacy, so only do this if you feel you absolutely have to. Be prepared to face serious consequences and be labeled a creep and stalker if you get caught.
Talk to the person. The only way you’ll be able to truly verify any information is to talk to the person directly. If you’re performing a job interview, you should be able to address any issue you have without raising eyebrows. If you’re investigating someone on a personal level, you may have to be a little more tactful about how you bring things up.

Searching public records can cost a lot of money. You can also hire an investigator, which is probably better suited to do the job, but that will probably cost you even more.
Most records are held at the state or provincial level. Each state has different levels of access for different records. Try using a search engine to type “*State Name* *Record Type* Record Search” (e.g. “California Birth Records Search”)
Most local police departments have records available for viewing. However, most of them are not available online. State and federal governments usually have records search available online.
Try searching each database using only last name (if it is not a common one like Smith or Johnson)
Write a list of all the important things you do know about the person and then what you don’t know. Try to make a checklist, or in other words, create a dossier on the person so you have ample information on the individual. has many genealogy databases that can be searched through.

How to investigate a politician and their campaign billionaires online

Today, I will explain briefly how to investigate a person on the Internet using some online tools that allow you to use e-mail addresses, phone numbers or simple names to trace other information. I beg you, use them with extreme caution and only for lawful purposes. I do not take any responsibility in this regard!

If you want to know how to investigate a person on the Internet starting from his email address, my advice is to take advantage of this important data to flush out the social profiles associated with it. How is it done? Just use Rapportive , a great free extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari that integrates into Gmail and allows you to discover all the profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn associated with a particular email address.
To inquire about a person using Rapportive , all you have to do is install the extension on your PC, open Gmail and start composing a new email. At this point, type the email address of the person to be searched in the To: field and wait for the right hand side bar appear all the contact information.
If everything goes in the right direction, Rapportive will find all the social profiles on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ associated with the email address entered . In this way, you can discover a lot of new information about the person you want to find online.

If you do not know the email address of the person you want to investigate , you can groped luck and use Rapportive to find his address. The possible combinations to try to locate the e-mail are just so many (name +,,, etc. . ) But with the immediate feedback Rapportive the mission is not impossible.
Do you need to investigate a person on the Internet knowing only his name? In this case, the work gets even more complicated, but you can make use of various tools online that can help you find information quickly:
Pipl -a free online service that gathers all the information , pictures and videos available on social networks and Internet sites to rebuild , or groped to reconstruct the online identity of someone.
Facebook – the most popular social network in the world. If a person “exists” on the Internet, it definitely has a Facebook profile in its name .
Google – sometimes looking for the name of a person on Google in quotes (example “John Doe” ) is able to obtain very valuable info.
READ ALSO: How to surf on Facebook without log in

Are you interested to investigate a person on the Internet starting from his phone number? In this case I can not promise results particularly accurate or reliable at 100%, but I suggest you take a look at the following service:
Whooming – a free online service that lets you discover private numbers and anonymous using the technique of call forwarding . Using it, you can discover the real details of who is calling you with the anonymous and from this information to find more information about this person.

I’ve been shocked at how much info I’ve been able to find out about myself online, and it’s a bit unnerving. I’m not in favor of encouraging people to go snooping on their friends and neighbors and enemies, but it’s going to happen anyway, and the info is all out there, and I admit I have the kind of curiosity and web-savvy that makes me a good person to answer your question. So here are some sources that might interest you:

Start by using Google if the person’s name is relatively uncommon. A lot of what you can find out about a person is just through web pages or news articles where they are mentioned. Maybe they even have a blog in which they blab all about their personal life:
See also:

For blog searches in particular, try:

You can find out basic contact info (address, phone, email) through one of these sites:

You can find out where a person works (or used to work) and possibly a brief bio or job description here:

You can find out where a person went to high school and when they graduated (also college, work, and military records) from:

You can find out about a person’s ancestry, U.S. Public Records info, and some historical info (all the good stuff is subscription only, but you can get a free 14-day trial subscription) at:

There’s a huge list of links of site that will help you locate people or find out about them at Cyndi’s List:

For lots more info (most of it you have to pay for, but some is free) see:
Here, in particular, is their list of free database searches:

Once you have one piece of information about a person (such as what university they went to) you might be able to find out more by following that thread, for example go to that university’s website and do a search on them. There might be an alumni database or alumni association website which would have info about what that person is currently up to (though most of these are usually password-protected and available only to fellow alumni).
There is some info on people searching at Wikipedia:

Finally, Net Detective people search software (which you can download) claims to provide unlimited searches on people, criminal records, credit reports, etc., for three years after a one-time $29 charge. I haven’t tried it to verify how useful it is, but it looks great:
See also:
Online Methods to Investigate the Who, Where, and When of a Person
By: Henk van Ess |
Editor’s Note: The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting is a new guide to online search and research techniques to using user-generated content (UGC) and open source information in investigations. Published by the European Journalism Centre, a GIJN member based in the Netherlands, the manual consists of ten chapters and is available for free download. We’re pleased to reprint below chapter 2, by Internet search expert Henk van Ess.

Online research is often a challenge for traditional investigative reporters, journalism lecturers, and students. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete, or all of the above.
Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground with unbiased people or completely honest governments. In the end, it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not. This chapter gives you some strategic advice and tools for digitizing three of the biggest questions in journalism: who, where, and when?
1. Who?
Let’s do a background profile with Google on Ben van Beurden, CEO of the Shell Oil Co.
a. Find facts and opinions

The simple two-letter word “is” reveals opinions and facts about your subject. To avoid clutter, include the company name of the person or any other detail you know, and tell Google that both words should be not that far from each other.
The AROUND() operator MUST BE IN CAPITALS. It sets the maximum distance in words between the two terms.
b.What do others say?

This search is asking Google to “Show me PDF documents with the name of the CEO of Shell in it, but exclude documents from Shell.” This will find documents about your subject, but not from the company of the subject itself. This helps you to see what opponents, competitors or opinionated people say about your subject. If you are a perfectionist, go for
inurl:pdf “ben van beurden” –site:shell.*
because you will find also PDFs that are not visible with filetype.
c.Official databases

Search for worldwide official documents about this person. It searches for (United Kingdom) but also (Australia), (China), .gov (U.S.) and other governmental websites in the world. If you don’t have a .gov website in your country, use the local word for it with the site: operator. Examples would be (Germany) or (The Netherlands).
With this query, we found van Beurden’s planning permission for his house in London, which helped us to find his full address and other details.
d.United Nations

You are now searching in any United Nations-related organization. In this example, we find the Shell CEO popping up in a paper about “Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management.” And we found his full name, the name of his wife, and his passport number at the time when we did this search. Amazing.
e. Find the variations

With this formula you can find result that use different spellings of the name. You will receive documents with the word Shell, but not those that include “Ben” as the first name. With this, you will find out that he is also referred to as Bernardus van Beurden. (You don’t need to enter a dot [.] because Google will ignore points.) Now repeat steps a, b, c and d with this new name.
2. Where
1. Use photo search in Topsy

You can use to find out where your subject was, by analyzing his mentions (1) over time (2) and by looking at the photos (3) that others posted on Twitter. If you’d rather research a specific period, go for “Specific Range” in the time menu.
2. Use Echosec

With Echosec, you can search social media for free. In this example, I entered the address of Shell HQ (1) in hopes of finding recent (2) postings from people who work there (3).
3. Use photo search in Google Images
Combine all you know about your subject in one mighty phrase. In the below example, I’m searching for a jihadist called @MuhajiriShaam (1) but not the account @MuhajiriShaam01 (2) on Twitter (3). I just want to see the photos he posted on Twitter between Sept. 25 and Sept. 29, 2014 (4).

3. When
1. Date search
Most of the research you do is not based on today, but an earlier period. Always tell your search engine this. Go back in time.

Let’s investigate a fire in a Dutch chemical plant called Chemie-Pack. The fire happened on Jan. 5, 2011. Perhaps you want to investigate if dangerous chemicals were stored at the plant. Go to, type in Chemie-pack (1) and just search before January 2011 (2). The results offer hundreds of photos from a youth fire department that visited the company days before the fire. In some photos, you can see barrels with names of chemicals on them. We used this to establish which chemicals were stored in the plant days before the fire.
2. Find old data with
Websites often cease to exist. There is a chance you can still view them by using This tool can do its work only if you know the URL of the webpage you want to see. The problem is that often the link is gone and therefore you don’t know it. So how do you find a seemingly disappeared URL?
Let’s assume we want to find the home page of a dead actress called Lana Clarkson.
Step One: Find an index
Find a source about the missing page. In this case, we can use her Wikipedia page.
Step Two: Put the index in the time machine
Go to and enter the URL of her Wikipedia page, Choose the oldest available version, March 10, 2004. There it says the home page was
Step Three: Find the original website
Now type the link in, but add a backslash and an asterisk to the URL:*/*
All filed links are now visible. Unfortunately, in this case, you won’t find that much. Clarkson became famous only after her death. She was shot and killed by famed music producer Phil Spector in February 2003.

Dutch-born Henk van Ess teaches Internet research, social media, and multimedia/cross media. The veteran guest lecturer and trainer travels around Europe doing Internet research workshops. His projects include “Fact-Checking the Web” (CSI Internet), Handbook Datajournalism, and speaking as a social media and web research specialist.

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NOW: How To File Your Case in the “Court of Public Embarrassment”

Now that your evidence, data, peer-to-peer investigative team and website are in a compelling state, you can deploy your charges and evidence to the world. Here are some of the steps you will use to bypass those who try to control the media for corrupt means:
The following post is a joint collaboration between Elish Bul-Godley (@elishbulgodley) and Neil Sisson (@neilsisson).
Not everyone can afford to hire a marketing consultant, so we offer you a spectrum of kick-ass guerrilla weapons to arm your marketing war chest with. A lot of small businesses are facing budgeting setbacks and low cash-flow which can lead to a downward spiral of less advertising, less promotional activity and less sales. The ultimate result? Staring into that dark abyss of zero revenue.
Don’t surrender to these cash-strapped times. Instead, don some Recessionista fatigues and arm your business with these creative cost-saving tactics. We’ll show you how great sales and marketing campaigns can be low on cost if big on innovative ideas, imagination and creativity.
The revolution starts here…Read on to pick up 100 low cost marketing ideas that include both online and offline activities.
Definition of Guerilla Media Outreach
Jay Conrad Levinson’s Guerrilla Marketing site simply puts it as “The achievement of conventional goals (e.g. Profit) using unconventional methods such as investing energy and ideas instead of money.”
Here is a great blog outlining the tactical thinking and mindset  that can help you win the war.
Guerrilla versus Gorilla – Small Companies Can Win.
50 Offline Guerilla Tips to help you win the war
Guerrilla marketing behaviour delivers publicity via local unconventional marketing activity that makes people sit up and notice..think “Shock & Awe”.
Public Relations and Publicity
1. The oldest guerrilla trick is old fashion PR so keep at it. Pick up the phone and give local journalists what they need most; great news content – its all about spinning your activity to make it a human interest story. The Guerrilla marketing tactics below are your means to this end.
Treat Your Premises like A Billboard
2. Give a Graffiti artist some free drawing space by letting him use his artistry on your shutters or paint a mural on the side of your Building e.g Homeless Charity Simon Community building.
In this picture the premises were used as a billboard with a very witty recruitment ad:

3. Create in-house exhibitions in vacant display space on your premises to make it more trendy, appealing and noticeable. E.g. Flaghship Department store Brown thomas use art installations from 17 local Artists.
Edgy Window Displays
Your Window Display is your Billboard. Get their attention with a head turning window display even if it comprises stuff you may not eventually sell and chances are, passers-by can be turned into passing trade. You may be mentioned by word of mouth and profiled in the media. Some ideas:
4. Get a live display real human beings like your staff work in your windows.
5. Create a Smashed window effect as seen in this Apple Store just using window paint.
6. Put up a controversial Political slogan to get noticed.
In the picture below homeless charity ‘The Simon Community’ put out a slogan lobbying for Mental health on their premises:

Occupy & Pop-up
If you need to trial a regional market or neighbourhood or need to sell on a seasonal basis, use vacant or slack premises that are unused and help regenerate the city in the process.
7. Local municipal councils are a great source of vacant units as they need to regenerate old neighbourhoods. Approach the landlord of a vacant block by offering to spruce up their neighbourhood and entice long term tenants through your pop-up activity. There are agencies that help you find them or start a pop up space too.
Here’s an example from a Pub using the vacant hoarding nearby to highlight its location:

Urban Art,  Reverse-Graffiti & Street Propaganda
Great for evoking curiosity and planting brand awareness in specific geographical points in your city. Clever if its used on a route like a bridge with high footfall, allowing you to target specific locations or neighbourhoods.
In this picture, local electricity board ESB worked with the municipal authorities to revitalise the cultural quarter in Dublin by using a Street artist to work on the theme of Electricity on an old Building they own in the district:

Here is a great example from Ikea:
Ikea Follows Banksy and Turns to Graffitti Street Art
Caveat: Be careful when engaging in street tactics as you are encroaching on public space  – people usually forgive you for imposing your image or promotion on a public space only if it is entertaining, temporary, and an improvement to the environment or aesthetic.
8. Use floor stencilling on vacant urban spaces  e.g. the Movie Troll-hunter was marketed using a stencil on Bridges in the city saying “Troll Below” sparking off curiosity.
9. Use 3d Floor artist to do something mind-boggling outside your premises front door
10. Chalk it up :write your website in chalk outside a major event related to what you do say in the carpark or registration driveway
11. Use Reverse Graffiti : Street artists use soap instead of a spray can and  a stencil to scrub out an image in public space.
Check out some great examples of Street Propaganda
12. Sustainable design blog, Inhabitat posts some in “Clean Green Street Art hits San Francisco!”
13. “20 Cool and Creative Street Ads” by Bored Panda. Here is an example from their blog:
Here is an example of a clever street ad from their blog:

Urban Hacktivism
14. Play with outdoor installations: turn an outdoor sign or piece of public works into something new and entertaining.
15. Yarn bombing is a good example of people decorating the urban environment & using a product in an unexpected but decoratively visible way – an arts and craft supplier for example could supply free yarn to a knitting Circle and encourage Guerrilla Yarn bombing in the locality. Catch some enjoyable examples in Time Magazine’s photogallery on “The Fine Art of Yarn Bombing”
16. Create Projections onto a blank wall at night and it becomes a natural billboard/ cinema screen e.g. Nokia Snake Game.
17. Another great example : LeCool and Dublin city council used open-sourced collaboration on Dublin Park(ing) Day. The message : re-using parking spaces by turning them into landscaped gardens as a way reclaim city space. If I was a garden centre i would jump on a campaign like this with product placement.
Get Inked
18. Body art as Advertising: using temporary body art / tattoos on your staff as they man events, exhibitions or hand-out flyers in the street. Brand them with your suppliers logo, your logo barcodes or QR code even.
Hack your Product
Use your products in a way you never did before
19. If you are in electronics, hardware or engineering set up a hacker group workshop or offer your products to a hackerspace in your premises and challenge people e.g. engineering students to find new ways to use your products as part of their thesis.
In House, and Community Events
Tap into the people in your neighbourhood who use your business by providing them with meaningful events in-store or on your premises:
20. Service your existing customers with social events that allow them to make a positive association e.g. a book club in a book store after hours, storytelling evenings in a cafe, coffee mornings with toys for Mums  to socialise in a nursery goods store.
Here a Street Feast is organised by local Publishers for Lecool Magazine drawing in their writers, readers and stakeholders in the city centre they work in:

21. Offer free exhibition space on your premises to new edgy performance artists, a nearby visual merchandising school looking for practice or Design students. You will be getting some amazing visual merchandising for free that may spread via word of mouth.
22. Trade marketing events Get your suppliers to offer a workshop or educational lecture to your clients or customers for free thus getting their collaboration. a DIY store could hold free DIY or upcycling classes using suppliers sponsorship or in-house expertise.
23. Conversely if you supply into retail: do free in-house events via demonstrations of your product with Q & A sessions and tips on how to use your products in radical new ways.
Old Fashioned Door to Door Selling
24. Need I say more?
Flash mobbing and Crowd sourcing as advertising
25. Use your own staff as Cast or your own customers as a captive audience : Finnair used their hostesses to flash mob passenger with a Bollywood routine to tap into the Indian Market
26. If you are selling hospitality, or are in catering organize a Community Street feast or urban Picnic in a vacant lot and or on your high street with neighbouring businesses.
27. My favourite example of using grassroots communities to promote an event:: the Haka Flash mobs that took place during the NZ Rugby World Cup
Offline Gamification
Playful and Entertaining promotions engage people, tap into their competitive streak and can target sales.
28. The most basic application is a loyalty points system on your reward card e.g. Starbucks allows you to collect stars with every purchase. Or award a badge for targeted buying activity and let customers qualify for the next level of rewards.
29. Gamify the In-store experience: e.g. encourage customers to buy a special basket or combination of goods and reward with a prize, Or the classic “be the 100th customer today and win a free prize” and so on..
30. Other games challenge the public to look out for the product and keep it in the public’s consciousness e,g, a Treasure hunt: find the hidden prize in the packaging and you win a year’s supply, get the golden ticket in our next Flyer mailout, spot our Product on the street .. and so on.
31. The key is to blend this offline activity with online tools in this blog: 5 brands with Winning Gamification Strategies .
Find a Champion
32.  Social enterprises and Charities use this all the time: find an important influencer in your sector or celebrity personality that buys or uses their product and use their fame, endorsement and connections to get noticed. It usually helps if you tie this in with charitable activity.
33. Sell your business face to face via Free Business Networking events / Business Speed Dating.
34. Shared Services & Collective bargaining– learn from Cooperatives: collaborate with your business network to pool marketing resources, procurement and engage in collective bargaining.
35. Barter Products and Services within your business network or set up a system of your own between local stakeholders, e.g. Clonakilty Favour Exchange : A skills and labour system set up to service a local business community.
36. Secret Tours get together with other businesses  in your high street, local business network or town and organise a secret tour around a theme:for example if you are in hospitality : a secret food trail showcasing the best culinary experiences for tourists and locals e.g. Fabulous Food & Tasting Trails in Dublin
Random Acts of Kindness
37. Do something to raise a smile and bring Goodwill. For example,  if you are a in the business of providing e.g.  Give Free hugs in a busy high street area outside your premises.
38. Pay it forward: be a parking fairy pay for someone’s parking outside a key establishment like Google perhaps and stick your business card in with the parking receipt on their windscreen.
Give it away
39. In the “Nicked” viral campaign from  from Ben Sherman, Display shirts were stuck on the Outside of their flagship window and cameras captured passers bys as word of mouth spread that the products were free : take a look at the Ben Sherman Nicked Window display viral
Product placement
40. Offer your display products as Props to local visual Merchandisers, Theatre or film producers, not the big names of course as they will charge you.
41. Support Local community events like family days or parish fairs by offering your products for use – e.g. Beanbag company sponsors a chillout zone at local festival proving the durability of its products.
Here the local network of Bicycle related businesses supported a Bike Themed Festival in conjunction with the Municipal authorities:

42. The Inspiration Room a space for viewing creative content from all forms of media around the world
43. Lecool has published a compilation of 111 City projects around Europe ranging from popup events, urban farming to sustainable design via their book:  “Smart Guide to Utopia“ Cool Hunting
44. Design Trends and Ideas blog The Pop-Up City have great examples of urban hacktivism and outdoor guerrilla campaigns
45. The community features micro trends, and cutting edge ideas
46. For spontaneous raw trend information you can also checkout Trendline online magazine
47. Robert Lum of shares creative and unconventional marketing strategies in his blog:
“Top 7 Guerrilla Marketing agencies to Watch”
48. Here’s 50 more ideas! Short snappy ones from “Bootstrapping blog “a great site for startups needing cost effective strategies:
50 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics you should be using
49. Luke Abbott Social media professional in rounds up:
“10 Low Budget Guerrilla Marketing examples”
50. Amy-Mae Elliot has a cool roundup of videos in Mashable in:
“10 Excellent Examples of Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns”
In Short: Offline Guerrilla Marketing is about using your Marketing Mix in an unexpected way in unexpected places with unexpected tools: shock, raise eyebrows, titillate and pull at your public’s emotional strings at street level. Or do something altruistic and service your community thus buying you a positive human interest story  spin and goodwill in the press.
Key takeaway: Keep it Local: It’s got to be high concept, appealing and relevant to your local community and target audience.
What Next? Go Global: These real world tactics are extremely effective in themselves for getting your brand and business noticed out there. But combine these marketing tactics with the power of the Internet, social media and the various online tools available today, and hey Presto! You’ve just generated food for viral online content.
50 Effective Online Guerilla Disclosure Outreach Ideas
Online tactics can broadcast and amplify the local Guerrilla Marketing activities you’ve executed offline, but they can also help you build an online following, raise your brand’s awareness, connect to prospects and customers you would never have previously been able to reach, and transform all of your efforts into a comprehensive, strategic, global dominating marketing plan.
But how to get started on the Intraweb? Below are 50 idea’s for you to turn into Guerilla Marketing weapons.
Start with the basics:
Social media presents a huge opportunity for Guerilla Marketing and increasing your revenue and customer loyalty.
Below are a number of steps you can take that will allow you to maximise the possibility of traffic and connecting with new customers. Think of having these social media accounts as setting up an online platform (HQ) for you to conduct your guerilla marketing campaigns from.
51. Spend a little bit of time setting up a Facebook business page and configure your timeline view for best results. Add lots of content in the about section and be personable so that people can connect with you as a person and not just your brand.

Facebook is free, and your customers (and a lot of new prospects) are more than likely already using it, so it can be a great source of direct traffic.
52. Find other pages where your customers and prospects hang out already and post there as your page. Other people viewing those pages will see your posts and if what you’ve said is interesting (or if your logo is interesting) they will click over to your page to check you out. Add value to the conversations and avoid (at all costs) putting out promotional updates for your products/services on other people’s fan pages.
53. Make it as easy as possible to get more likes for your Facebook page
54. Setup a Google+ business page. Google+ is probably the best single thing you can do at the moment to boost the organic placement of your website in Google’s search results.
55. Setup a Twitter Account. Twitter can be an incredibly powerful tool for finding new customers for your business and its important to have an account so that you can secure your brand name on Twitter if possible.
When setting up the profile make sure to be personable in your profile box and customise the background. Put your brand name in the background if possible and the URL to your website in both the background and more importantly in the profile section.
56. Connect all of your social media accounts so that you only need to post to one place for all accounts to be updated. This free tool will allow you to distribute your Facebook posts to Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Now you will be able to focus on being really active on just one social network; whichever you feel has the largest number of your target demographic of customer.
57. Write blog posts
If you don’t already have a blog, perhaps its time to start one? You can start a free blog on or, if your current website doesn’t have blog functionality built in and you don’t have the budget to get one added. Just make sure that you put a clickable URL back to your main site on your new free blog. Also use your brand name as the account name when setting the blog up.
Think about whether you have the time to commit to a blog before starting it however, as it will be a waste of time if you don’t post at least twice a week over an extended period of time.
58. You could write guest posts on other blogs where your target market read. This is a great way of getting yourself in front of potential future customers and making them aware of your existence and your knowledge of your industry.
There is a hidden bonus with these posts. Not only will you potentially get direct traffic when prospects read your post and click through to your website, but you will also get an SEO boost from the link to your website at the bottom of your post.
59. Write how-to articles for article directories and how-to blogs. For example, perhaps you own a building company. You could write DIY how to articles showing people how to hang pictures, paint a room correctly, fix taps in the bathroom. These could be published on your own blog or on an article directory like ezine
60. Sign up for a account. Dlvr It is a free service which will facilitate you publishing an RSS feed to your social media accounts. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and it is a quite straightforward to setup. If you have a blog, it will have an RSS feed that you can easily copy and paste in to which will automate posting about your blog update on social media.
61. Create videos and post them to YouTube. YouTube is a completely free resource and the 2nd largest search engine in the world. It is a great place to get direct traffic to your website and also to get an SEO benefit as video’s regularly show up in the first page of search results (SERPs) on Google. You can also publish the video’s to your Facebook stream and your Google+ account.
All you need is a good smart phone or a digicam and you are all set to make a video starring your gorgeous self, or something else related to your industry. For example if you are a Veterinarian perhaps you could take some video of the animals in your practice doing something cute.
62. Post your video’s on your blog and add a bit of descriptive text around them to activate interest and conversation in the comments section of your blog. Ask questions at the end of the piece.
63. Does your business involve something that you could take photo’s of? Perhaps you are on the road a lot and could take pictures as you drive around of scenery? Or maybe you do something creative (nail artwork, tatoos or graphic design)? Why not take your completed designs or photographs and post them to Pinterest, your Facebook timeline and Google+ stream.
64. After a month take all your photo’s and pictures and create a photo collage video and upload it to YouTube for extra traffic and an SEO boost.
65. Amplify your offline graffiti art campaign by videoing the whole thing. Film meeting up with your graffiti artist, travelling to the venue, the preparation of the work and everything that happens until the end. Think of a few questions to ask the artist and yourself. Turn the result into a cool viral video for YouTube and Facebook.
66. Amplify your everyday activities. Do you or your staff do something during the normal course of your working day that people would find interesting? Why not film it and create a viral video of the daily activities in your premises?
67. For ideas, online PR & Social Marketing firm Simply Zesty sends the latest Virals
Check out the Simply Zesty viral video archives.
68. Run online/offline promotions
Does your business service the public in some way? Maybe you could give away a freebie like this pop up eatery < > did in exchange for having prospects & customers tweet about your business.
69. Put a QR code in the window of your premises and connect it to a mobile page on your website with the details of your business and a list of the benefits of using your firm versus your competition.

70. Run a QR street campaign
Simon on the streets used QR codes very creatively to raise funds for homeless people last Christmas < >
71. A funny word of caution – How not to use QR codes:
72. Hire a cool sounding voiceover guy to speak over a video you create from images or powerpoint slides to showcase your business
73. Create a mobile landing page for your QR code that will increase the number of likes to your page.
74. Get a bunch of people who live near interesting places to hold up signs with part of a message you want to transmit on them. Compile the videos into a promotional clip
75. Have Ozzy the dog draw a picture or create a marketing message for your product or services
76. Can’t afford a graphic designer but you want a professional Timeline cover image for your Facebook company page? Lydia will do it for $5
77. If you are comfortable editing your website, Marcus will create an SEO report and email it to you
78. Maybe you could use something like this in the intro part of a company video.
79. A good selection of guerilla marketing options can be found here
80. Perhaps you need a catchy jingle or other original and whacky music to accompany your video? Check this out
81. Need a script written? Check this out: Script Writing
82. A cautionary tip: on you will find a lot of people that will be will be happy to increase the number of fans, followers and connections in the various social networks. You will also find offers promising to tweet a massive following with your marketing message. These services are a waste of your money because the fans/followers you will receive will not be targetted and as such will be low quality.
83. Post a link to your latest blog posts on Digg, Reddit and Delicious. Well you’ve written the content, why leave it to gather dust?
84. Start a discussion about your latest blog post topic. Use big forums like or whatever your regional hub of activity to start a discussion around the topic you’ve blogged about. You can usually paste a link to your post in on most forums as long as you are genuinely trying to have a conversation about the topic, and as long as its not your first post on the forum.
85. Give your exact target market something fun to do online. @betfairpoker do this really well.
86. Join some community forum’s where your target market would typically hang out. Put a link to your website in your forum profile signature and then join the conversations happening on the website. Say valuable things and make a contribution that is helpful.
87. Search on Google+ for people who would enjoy or find value in your product/service. Particularly those who are very active in your niche. Add them to a special circle and message them asking for their feedback on what you are doing.
88. Have you got something to say? Why not host your own Radio Show?? Don’t just drone on about your products and services, talk about issues relating to your niche and give tonnes of value away for free.
89. Interview someone your target audience would find interesting. Blog about it, or have them on your Blog Talk Radio show. Or have them on your Podcast. Or even better do all three, and then bundle the MP3 and a transcription as a downloadable reward for joining the email list on your website.
90. Setup an email newsletter. Even if you are just emailing special offers out once a month its better to have on your website than nothing. You can use Mailchimp who are free and will keep you compliant! This will be huge for bringing traffic back to your site.
91. Create an on-line community specific to the primary related area of interest of your target market. For example say you have a clothes shop for babies. Perhaps you could setup a Facebook page or group, designed to help mum’s with issues they’re experiencing with their newly born babies.
92. Record a weekly podcast, and publish it to a page on your blog and to iTunes. This free software and some time is all you need!
93. Team up with another business owner in a related but non competing business and do a Joint Marketing Venture online. Your JMV should involve the creation of content (any form) designed to attract the perfect target market for both of your businesses.
94. Setup a LinkedIn group for your niche. Social Media Ireland is a very successful example of this run by Niall Devitt.
95. Setup a LinkedIn group for your target market. For example, if the decision maker who decides to buy your products/services is the CFO or Financial Director of a company, why not setup a group called Chief Financial Officers Ireland?
96. Setup or join a meetup group where you can make industry or customer connections. For example I run the user group for WordPress in Dublin, because my company builds primarily WordPress web solutions and because I love WordPress and want to connect with other users.
97. Host a weekly webcast. At the moment this awesome new tool is free. CynoCast will allow you to offer a new level of interactive webcast experience to an almost unlimited number of attendees.
98. Run a multi-platform competition to generate interest in your brand and products. If you give something you sell as the prize you’ll ensure you attract your exact target market.
99. Showcase your expertise by answering questions in LinkedIn’s Answers section.
100. Finally, and this isn’t exclusively an online tip but more of a general one, wherever possible show people the passion you have for what you do.
Guerrilla Marketing is a growing trend: executed correctly, it can be targeted at the people you want to turn on the most.  Be diligent and consistant. Be creative and have fun with it!
Do you agree that Good Marketing Campaigns can be executed on close to zero budgets? Have you had a Guerrilla Marketing experience?
_  The Author: Neil Sisson
Neil is passionate about Inbound Marketing, Social Media, SEO and good Website Design. He works with businesses and organisations all over the world to help them be more effective online. Neil is the Managing Director of Lime Canvas a website design and inbound marketing agency and he organises the Dublin WordPress meetup group. Connect with Neil: LinkedIn – @neilsisson – Google+ – Facebook

48 Guerrilla PR Tips from Top PR Pros
Linsey Knerl – Senior Writer, / Freelancer, Wise Bread


Your business is feeling the crunch this year — and your marketing budget is dwindling as a result. We’ve asked some of the most experienced public relations professionals to share their secrets on how to market a company on a small budget. Here are some of the best ways to use social media and word-of-mouth marketing to gain a competitive advantage in this tough economy.
1. Claudia Goffan, Target Latino — @TargetLatino
Form relationships with other local businesses that cater to your customers. Ask them to offer a discount to their customers if they mention coming from their store when they purchase from you. Feel free to reciprocate.
2. Shannon Cortina, Springboard Public Relations — @scortina
Make a realistic list of the top five targets (news/media outlets, blogs, or social media) that you feel your business would benefit most from being mentioned or featured on. Research and get to know each of these targets and their influencers by reading their articles, following them on Twitter, watching their segments, etc. Use a relevant article or blog post of theirs to reach out to them to introduce yourself via the comments section or through email. Taking the time to understand their coverage area, as it relates to your business, can help you position yourself as an expert resource for their next piece.
3. Molly Lynch, Lynch Communications Group — @mollylynch
The key to Twitter is thinking of it as a dinner date, rather than an opportunity to promote your product. A dinner date (or at least a good date) means a dialogue between two people, who share thoughts, ideas, and interests. Twitter is not a monologue or a place to simply post thoughts. Networking, engagement, and responses are required. While promoting your product or company is important, successful Tweeters do not simply post sales or information. Talk with your followers, engage them, and learn from them. Then, they’re more likely to take an interest in your brand. Make it a two way street and make it a great Twitter-date!
4. Amy Mannarino, TheWalters Art Museum — @walters_museum
We have found that having multiple staff members “co-tweet” about our organization has increased our audience diversity on Twitter. Each person highlights different aspects of the museum. For example, a marketing professional might tweet factoids about an upcoming exhibition while a curator may add an artwork to Flickr and tweet about its meaning.
5. Kwesi Robertson, MM2 Public Relations — @kwesirobertson
Use Twitter as a Social Media Newsroom. Twitter allows a brand to quickly release multimedia news or information about their company. To create more unified stories, I use a free-service called Pitchengine to create social media news releases that I upload via my/clients twitter account(s). Pitchengine allows me to track how many views my article has received.
6. Sarah Wilson, Sarah Wilson Business Communications — @SWBizCom
One of the primary complaints about social media is that it’s time intensive, however, there’s really no need for that. By using tools such as TweetDeck, it’s easy to take Twitter remarks that are appropriate for your Facebook and/or LinkedIn audiences and simultaneously post to those accounts as well, while omitting remarks that may not be a fit.
7. Paige Phelps, North Texas Food Bank — @ntfb
We use games. Currently we’re rolling out a Haiku contest for students and teachers. Our newest metaphor in use here at NTFB is that the number of hungry children in our 13-county, North Texas region would fill the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium two-and-a-half times. Using that, we’re engaging our contacts at local public and private schools to get teachers on board with the theme “Haikus for Hunger.” We are using that as our hash tag too (#haikusforhunger). We think it’s a fun way to open up the discussion of hunger in the community, teach kids a little something about poetry, and have fun. The numbers aren’t in yet, but meme games like these are always a ton of fun to play, no matter the age.
8. Niccolinas Soto, Public Relations Depot — @MamaPR
My advice for marketing strategies: use it all, use it consistently, and use it properly. Don’t just join Twitter or Facebook and only post about your products. Be a part of the online communities and really participate. Reply, comment, and give back…don’t just take. Also, it’s clear all you’re doing is marketing when you join a site and only post your business info, and no profile photo as well as not a single blog written or comment given — this is the fastest way to be forgotten or bypassed by visitors. Fill out profiles completely, and post up some helpful blog posts.
9. Ronnie Manning, Mynt Public Relations — @RManning_Mynt and @MyntPR
Become a voice in your area of expertise, and utilize the comment posting sections of blogs and online publications. These comment boxes can allow you to link directly to your web site and boost traffic. Follow those writers who cover you space and offer opinion, personal experience, and complementary comments relative to their stories. Be transparent with who you are, put your name/title/business/website after your comment which will help get you and your business name out there. (However, it’s very important that you do not do a straight product or services pitch, as these types of comments will often be removed by moderators as being too marketing-oriented.)
10. Rebecca Goldberg, DMD Insight — @RebeccaGoldberg and @DMDInsight
Small businesses have an advantage over big businesses: a unique voice. That voice is the result of a tight-knit culture and typically one of a visionary leader who has an inherit brand strategy because her or she is the brand. To me, that’s attractive. I think that small businesses should capitalize on who they are and what makes them special by letting the dreamers and do-ers share what’s going on behind the scenes.
11. Kendra Schultz, PRIME 3 — @kendraschultz
One huge marketing tactic that attains a lot of followers on Twitter or fans on Facebook, are giveaways. Whether it’s for a free cupcake, free web-hosting for a year, free Mac book (or whatever product/service your company provides), creating a contest where fans/followers must tweet about your company in order for a chance to win something free not only expands your brand awareness via hundreds-thousands of people’s Twitter or Facebook accounts to their fans/followers, but it also keeps these followers listening to what you have to say moving forward.
12. Marisa Puthoff, Edelman — @MarisaGPuthoff
Become familiar with Google Place Pages for local businesses. Google now provides in-depth information when available for local businesses and places, offering information from customer reviews, to menus and selection notes, to basic information like store hours and an image of the location. You can visit the local business center page to make sure your business is represented with up-to-date information and to receive insights for how local users are finding your business’ listing. Other sites like and allow businesses to post free listings under industry headings that are searchable to consumers. You can also promote your listings on these free sites through your social media tools.
13. Brenda Christensen, Stellar Public Relations — @brendachrist
Be a name dropper — find out the most INFLUENTIAL influencer in your arena and impress them with your brand. Once you’ve won them over, shout it from the Twitter rooftops — employ Twitter lists and tweet like mad. It takes a human machine, but the branding will put you over the top.
14. Nick Lawhead, Desautel Hege Communications — @nlawhead
Internet users are already talking about your product, service or industry with their social networks on Twitter. An active role in this conversation positions your company as an expert on the topic — whether you’re selling vacuums or writing services. Twitter allows small business and consumer to connect and interact directly. Use to find conversations about your industry or product using key words — then answer the questions your consumers have! Resolve the issues! Retweet the glowing reviews! All of this adds up to you participating in the social conversation.
15. Sally Falkow, PRESSfeed — @sallyfalkow
Use our free news optimizing toolbar to help you to make your content more visible and get it found in search engines and social sites. It has instructions and tools you can use to improve your online visibility.
16. Menachem Wecker, George Washington Today — @GWToday
Social media tools are created for gregariouscommunity-building, and nobody likes the self-infatuated person at the bar who cannot stop talking about her/himself. Social media users should have to affirm a Hippocratic cyber-oath; first and foremost listen and understand the needs and pulse of the community, and only then start to think about how you can be of use to fellow members, and how they can be helpful to you. (And in case there is any confusion, turning your Twitter feed into an RSS feed of your news releases violates “do no harm.”)
17. Katie Elliott, Quinn and Co — @Quinnandco
Create a list of staff, clients, client-related people, and journalists on Twitter. This helps with generating #Follow Fridays and keeping up to speed on client efforts. Send personalized direct messages to people when they follow you. It’s rare, and it helps you stand out from the crowd. We currently send an automated DM to all followers, but I follow up with a personalized message later.
18. Jessica Nunez, Nunez PR Group — @NunezPR
Create brand ambassadors by hosting free events and providing special coupons and offers especially for your Facebook fans or the readers of your blog. This a fun way to show customer appreciation and show customers the value for them to interact with your brand online. When a customer posts positive comments to your Facebook page, blog or other social networking site, send them a coupon, discount, or even something as simple as a branded tchotchke. Consumers like to know that companies are listening to them and they love to be acknowledged for it.
19. Carin Galletta, Ink Foundry — @InkFoundry
One of the items that we find missing from most small business marketing plans is analytics. A free tool for tracking site traffic isGoogle Analytics. Before any business can access a guerrilla marketing tactic they need to understand their baseline to gauge whether or not the effort is working. Analytics is free and easy – there is a great tutorial on the Google site and a bunch of YouTube “how to” videos that can help a small business owner understand how to use it.
20. Duane B. Thomas, EdYouCation — @Edyoucation
You can gain great value from volunteering your small business for a University class as a “working-study.”
21. Katja Presnal, Collective Bias — @katjapresnal
Always remember to engage your retail location customers in the conversation also on Twitter by displaying your twitter account proudly in your location — as simple as “Follow us on Twitter” and your Twitter handle printed in a piece of paper will do the trick. Same goes for online businesses; remember to make your Twitter account visible for your customers.
22. Chris Brown, Marketing Resources & Results — @chrisbrown330
A twitter handle or screen name is one of the most important aspects and something that is in short supply. Get yours now!
23. Marisa Puthoff, Edelman — @MarisaGPuthoff
Post local events on If your business is hosting an event or summit, post the information publicly on MeetUp, where users can browse for local meet-ups in a number of categories, both formal and just-for-fun.
24. Marie Domingo, PR Professional — @MarieDomingo
Anything you share on Twitter must be authentic and should sound like your voice as opposed to and advertisement. The best Tweets have a call to action, or a link that includes an interesting Twitpic (photo), website (content). The objective is to have engaging conversations, not to drive more followers. Followers follow interesting dialogs.
25. Andrea Rizk, Rizk Public Relations — @andreahrizk
Do not follow more people than are following you on Twitter. Have a bio that is informational but shows personality.
26. Jennifer Batchelor, brpr — @brprmiami
We use Twitter to allow “backstage access” and a behind-the-scenes view to show, rather than tell, our followers and prospective clients what it is that we do so well and how it is that we put it all together for our branding efforts. This includes everything from photo shoots and runway shows, to exclusive interviews with our designers, editors, and publishers. We take it one step further by re-tweeting interesting articles as they relate to our industries, which in itself gives great tips to our readers, and also positions us as experts in our concentrations; however, we very rarely use our Twitter feed to directly promote our clients. They each have their own Twitter accounts (created and managed by us) which we use to shout each other out from time to time, and otherwise operate independently of each other.
27. Kent Lewis, Anvil Media, Inc. — @kentjlewis
I manage a host of profiles, so I can more accurately and effectively target audiences based on interest or point of initial contact. I syndicate my primary profiles to Facebook and my professional profile to LinkedIn, to extend the reach and value of my tweets. I utilize HootSuite, TweetDeck, TweetBeep and Ping.FM to streamline research, monitoring and tracking. From Twitter, I’ve been able to generate prospective clients, partnerships, volunteers, sponsors and speaking engagements.
28. C. Renzi Stone, Saxum PR — @renzistone33
Think before you post — only post what you would say at a cocktail party in front of a room of strangers. Ask yourself before posting, is this relevant? Sell thought leadership, not services or products.
29. Dee Stewart, DeeGospel PR — @DeeGospel
Use words in your profile that will attract your ideal client to you. Treat each tweet received and given as if they’re love notes. Use to cross promote your tweets through all your other SMS platforms (Facebook, Brightkite, etc,) and have DMs sync to your Smartphone so that you’ll be available to nurture your relationships and respond as soon as they need you.
30. Marisa Puthoff, Edelman — @MarisaGPuthoff
Look out for opportunities to “trend” locally on Twitter. Twitter just launched an initial version of local trends, which will allow local brands the opportunity to run coupons through Twitter, or other campaigns that can drive discussion on Twitter and “trend” for that area.
31. Jonnice Slaughter, Chatterbox Publicity — @chatterboxpr
One of the most unique ways that I’ve benefited from Twitter in recent months is by saving my clients money. I scheduled an editorial visit for one of my clients to host a lunch and to do a presentation at a popular national magazine. To cut the cost, I sent out a tweet to other professionals who represented a local restaurant that might be interested in co-sponsoring the lunch. I used several key hash tags, retweeted a few times, and within 2 business days, I received a bite from a family-owned Italian restaurant. They agreed to comp half the value of their catering for the opportunity. My client was thrilled that I was able to save them money and found a credible restaurant willing to deliver more than pizza, sodas and sandwiches.
32. Trip Kucera, LogMeIn, Inc. — @LogMeInNews
We first started using Twitter early last year when we noticed that many of our users were posting unsolicited “Tweets” about LogMeIn. They would post things like “I love LogMeIn” or “LogMeIn saved my bacon today”. We knew we had to start engaging with our users, and the results have been great so far. Today we use the Twitter channel to really keep our users in the know by Tweeting exclusive product sales, answering product questions and sharing news as well as best practices and helpful tips for remote working.
33. Samantha McGarry, Gomez — @Gomez_Inc
Follow key reporters on Twitter to get a better sense of their personality and interests. Don’t be afraid to pitch reporters — as long as your pitch is timely and on topic. Ask questions and get real-time feedback. Share useful information (plus your own perspective/personality.) Be an active part of the dialogue.
34. Lisa Bongiovanni, Webroot Software, Inc. — @webroot
Through Twitter, we realized that many of the conversations about us were complaints about customer service wait times or issues with the product. We began reaching out to these people and changed their negative tweets into positive product affirmations. Recently, we created a second Twitter account solely for customer service. This provides our users an alternative to waiting on the phone, especially when they have easy to answer questions. By using Twitter to interact with customers, we have inserted our brand into the conversation and help shape customer attitudes towards our company and products rather than just sitting by and observing the conversation surrounding our brand.
35. Kwesi Robertson, MM2 Public Relations — @kwesirobertson
When monitoring a particular brand or client — Twitter’s search feature allows me to scan real-time feedback. Some innovative Twitter-supplemental services like Topsy have made the experience even more innovative.
36. Dick Knapinski, Experimental Aircraft Association — @eaaupdate
We use Twitter tips to discuss government issues to which our 160,000 EAA members can react, such as the FAA requesting comments to an aviation rule change; Aviation community building, such as a link to EAA members doing something cool or some new innovation in the flying world; and to generally build excitement for our association and its activities and programs. Use Twitter to respond to issues that are important to your followers!
37. Carin Galletta, Ink Foundry — @InkFoundry
If you plan to distribute offers via Twitter and send out informational tweets, set up two accounts. And define what each account will be doing in the profile and through periodic tweets: One will only send offers and the other will provide category information, general “behind the scenes” info on your company, etc. You can use the second account, however, to drive traffic/interest to the offer account — but do it sparingly. Many people don’t want relentless sales offers coming through. For the “offer” account, create offers that are specific just for the channel you are distributing them on. If you have a link back to a page, make sure the page addresses the offer immediately, don’t make people search through your site for it. Make it special — only offer it to your Twitter followers, Facebook Fans, etc. This will increase conversions!
38. Kwesi Robertson, MM2 Public Relations — @kwesirobertson
When targeting selected media or bloggers with a pitch letter or press release, be creative and find them on Twitter. Instead of a traditional letter or press release, create a social media news release/media advisory that gives a more vibrant perspective of your company’s story and personally address them on Twitter.
39. Marisa Puthoff, Edelman — @MarisaGPuthoff
Look to “linkshare” with other local businesses. Work to build partnerships with other local businesses, who would agree to post a link to your site in exchange for promotion on your own.
40. Cindy Kurman, Kurman Communications, Inc. — @kurmanstaff
I’ve secured business via Twitter. It’s been an awesome tool in reaching out. Recently, we saw a tweet from probably the most followed pr person on Twitter, and she was looking for someone to help her with a new product launch. It was an industry in which we are well known for: restaurant/food/hospitality. I responded, she responded. We tweeted. We talked. She hired us! We are also getting business through Facebook. All of our social networking sites are networked so my tweets appear multiple places.
41. McKenzie Coco, FSC Inter@ctive — @fscNOLA
Test your messaging. Social media and online marketing is the PERFECT place to test your outreach plan to observe the impact. Online is measurable. Is it A, B or C that people respond to and is the response what you wanted? Before moving into a big PR or marketing push with a huge expense, test the waters in a free space.
42. Merredith Branscombe, The Hoffman Agency — @Merredith
Offer real value. I have hunted down and offered sources and links/articles for journalists even when it doesn’t immediately benefit my clients.
43. Aaron Endré Quiñones, Bhava Communications — @AaronEndre
From our personal accounts, our employees retweet agency and client tweets and add further value — and personality — by offering reactions, personal opinions, anecdotes and humor.
44. Katie Elliott, Quinn and Co — @Quinnandco
The most important way for small business owners to market their products and services for free is to track, monitor, and engage in conversations about your product or area of expertise on Twitter. For example, if your business makes wedding cakes in Wisconsin, you can monitor tweets from brides, wedding planners and other vendors in that area. You can set up alerts for people who include the words “engaged” or “wedding planning” in their tweets, and@reply with a “congratulations!” This is most effective when you engage and are genuine with people, as opposed to sending a generic message marketing your product.
45. Elisa Lippincott,TippingPoint — @tippingpoint1
The easiest way to monitor for Tweets related to our business is by using TweetDeck to set up search terms based on your business. If your business has a Facebook page or account, you can also set that up as a column, so that you can see if anyone posts to your page. We’ve secured several sales leads based on Tweets we’ve seen from setting up various search terms. Someone once Tweeted that their network was infected with a virus and they needed help. We were able to look at the person’s profile, figure out who they were and get our appropriate sales person on it. TweetDeck is free, and there’s even an iPhone version
46. Merredith Branscombe, The Hoffman Agency — @Merredith
Keep your Twitter lists clean. I periodically use TwitCleaner to weed out feeds and MLMers in disguise, so that I know I have real people.
47. Jenn Riggle, CRT/Tanaka — @Riggrl
On using Twitter for the first time: Like exercise, walking your dog and drinking water, it takes time to add anything new to your already busy schedule. That’s why it’s important to make a concerted effort to tweet at least three times a day during the week. Add extra value to your tweets by using hashtags (a word preceded by a #). It’s a little bit like using a zip code because it directs your tweet to people who are interested in a particular topic.
48. McKenzie Coco, FSC Inter@ctive — @fscNOLA
Online marketing and social media is real — no frills. Take the budget from a direct mail piece or TV spot with the media and put it back in your pocket. Or maybe you didn’t have a budget to begin with — develop a plan and strategy (very important) and try going “au natural” with a flip cam video posted to You Tube, linking to Facebook, and then Tweet out the link. Then do it every week for 16 weeks and measure responses, traffic to the website, and whatever your actionable goal was to be accomplished.
Make noise.
As Barbara Streisand (see Wikipedia re: “The Streisand Effect”), Kim Kardashian, Lindsey Lohan and Donald Trump have proven: “If it ain’t outrageous, it don’t get traction”
The internet takes a few weeks to “percolate”. Don’t expect overnight results. Let it simmer and fertilize the soil of the internet every few hours.
Democrat owned Google will hide anything bad about Democrats. Republican owned Fox will hide anything bad about Republicans. Pravda and RT will hide anything bad about Putin, etc. Know your work-arounds.
Your goal is to have the entire world know about your issue.


You have now had your entry-level introduction to corruption interdiction. There is much more to learn. We encourage you to hire private investigators to teach you additional techniques, read more lessons online, attend community and online classes in forensic and criminal investigation and join journalism groups on Facebook, MEETUP and other social sites.

Epic Scandal May Derail 2016 Election Plans!


Epic Scandal May Derail 2016 Election Plans!



If you were a federal law enforcement agency, and you got a letter like this, what would you do?



How would your moral compass point as you weighed the contrast between orders, from on high, to continue a cover-up, against the very real potential that your job, reputation, pension and, possibly even your whole political world could go “poof” if you didn’t resolve the issue?



Our staff received this leaked document, sent to FTC officials, and wondered how the quandary might shake out. Take a look. What would you do?:





…Your office is aware of the organized crime case involving public officials, as covered in the 60 Minutes news segments titled: “The Cleantech Crash” and “The Lobbyists Playbook”; as well as the website: and thousands of other news publications and sites.

We were victims of these crimes, which were operated by state and federal officials using taxpayer resources. We were attacked, harassed, electronically targeted, subjected to media and income “hit-jobs” and interdicted, as documented in the reports noted above. A half a decade of investigations, by an extensive number of State, Federal, private, Congressional and news investigators has now proven the facts, the culprits and the damages.

What can your office do to recover our losses, protect us, end the cover-ups and prosecute those officials who engaged in these crimes? All of the facts of this case are now published globally, irrevocably, and will stand in the history books forever. How will you help us, and make your legacy a positive factor in the resolution of this matter? We are publishing, and archiving, all action, and inaction, by all relevant parties. This case has already had, and will continue to have, a dramatic result on the 2016 elections. Let’s get this resolved.



XP, FST, Bright, Aptera, Zap, EcoMotors, and the rest, had technologies which, history has proven, were lower cost, massively safer, longer running, cleaner, greener, more job creating, in greater demand by consumers and voters, easier to manufacture, U.S. patent awarded, federally and Congressionally commended, better for national security, more innovative and less toxic than the campaign financiers competing companies who got the taxpayer cash and favors. The non-crony’s technologies obsoleted the technologies that the corrupted crony Senators, and their Silicon Valley campaign financiers, held stock market positions in. So those political crony’s said: “Kill them!” . This resulted in actual, as well as figurative, deaths, bankruptcies, hired character assassinations and income interdictions that were ordered, and paid for, by public officials. The politicians, and their campaign crony’s, couldn’t compete; so they resorted to “hit-jobs” to take out their competitors.



History has proven the crony’s to have been disastrously wrong. They have gone bankrupt; been caught in tax fraud; had their kick-back funded products blow up and go through massive recalls; and become the butt of media jokes around the globe. They have cost taxpayers over a trillion dollars in losses. Dozens of the most famous names in Washington, DC have been forced to quit their jobs, mid term, in shame, because of their corrupt mismanagement of this scandal. Some have now been indicted. The criminality of the crony’s was overt, audacious and malicious.

What action will your office be taking to resolve this with us?


The Victims of the Cleantech Crash”


Charlie Sheen Is A Sexual Gourmet. Inside the lust for lust!

Charlie Sheen Is A Sexual Gourmet. Inside the lust for lust!



Blogger’s relish sharing collaborative pseudo-outrage on-line. In their latest screeds, they decry the man-to-man oral sex between Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre (if you believe the Bloggers) in the latest cavalcade of Sheen flesh which implies that Charlie Sheen was driven to kink by the abuses of his former employer.



While numerous media outlets have now viewed the videos and confirmed that one man is Charlie Sheen, the identity of the other man, in the most recent videos, is unclear.



What is clear is that Charlie liked sex. He liked it high-end, with famous sex providers and he paid well for it.



The women that Charlie hired were the idealized versions of sex objects. They offered themselves, via Heidi Fliece’s service, LA Girls and Studio “talent” services with the synthetic persona’s of every guys commercialized sexual fantasies. They were actresses and they played parts.



One of Sheen’s favorite Heidi Fliece girls was starlet and eroticist Kelly Ashton. Ms. Ashton has the Colgate smile and the mid west hard-body of a country girl along with the western-exotic facial look that hinted of American Indian, Italian, and gypsy highlights. Her ability to become any kind of woman that a client wanted was her greatest skill. She, and most of the girls that were bedded by Charlie, always said he was “a great guy”, in the early sex days of the Sheen machine.



Later, the “great guy” reviews became increasingly sprinkled with “..BUT.. he flies off the handle when he does too many shots and pills…”



Kelly Ashton first got a call, to Service Sheen when Heidi Fliece was in her heyday. It is ironic that both Flieve and Sheen went from the top of the heap to the dark side, in about the same time-frame, thanks to drugs.



Sheen was not so much a “horny” guy as he was an emotionally driven guy. He needed the intensity of emotion that the orgasm brings. There is nothing more powerful in the world. He had the money, he had the time, he had the friends who egged him on, he had the mansion, he had Heidi saying: “just try this perfect blonde bombshell who will do anything you can dream as any character you can imagine.”



Charlie was pulled into the scene like a cat on a string.



Help For Sex Addiction



The Joy Of Overcoming Sex Addiction

Written by Joe Zychik

All addictions negatively impact a person’s life.

Drugs and alcohol destroy the mind. Smoking destroys the body. Overeating undermines health.

Sexual addiction is different. Although there is a risk of disease, sex addiction does not directly destroy the body like drugs, alcohol, smoking or overeating. Nor does it have the direct effect on the mind that alcohol and drugs do.

Sexual addiction’s main damage is done to one’s ability to carry on an honest, committed, caring, intimate relationship.

To overcome a sexual addiction, the sexually addicted person needs to ask him/herself, “Do I want a real and loving relationship in my life?”

The desire to have a genuine intimate relationship is the most effective motivation there is to overcoming a sex addiction.

Unfortunately, motivation alone is not enough to overcome an addiction. But it is a good start. The more motivation a person has, the better their chances of overcoming their addiction. So let’s look at other motivations:


Sex is a profound pleasure. However, when a person is sexually addicted, sex becomes a compulsion that one must indulge like drugs, alcohol, smoking or overeating. Sex addicts, like other addicts, go through binges and feel terrible afterwards.

One of the great pleasures of overcoming a sexual addiction is being able to enjoy sex without the guilt that accompanies sexually addictive behavior


All addiction is a form of psychological slavery. No one made the addict a slave. The addict did it to him or herself. By the same token, it is the addict who frees him or herself. But until they are free, addicts don’t know when their addiction will call and what they will do to satisfy it.

Overcoming a sexual addiction liberates a person from the beck and call of their compulsion and fills the person with a wonderful sense of freedom.

Positive Outlook:

To be addicted is to be out of control, which fills the addict’s everyday life with anxiety and despair.

Most people who are addicted have no idea that much of the despair and anxiety they experience is caused by their addiction.

When they overcome their addiction they’re amazed at how much better they feel about life’s possibilities.

Self Respect:

Sex addiction takes a great toll on one’s self-esteem. Being out of control causes the addict to lose confidence in him/herself. Cheating and deceiving to hide the addiction or engage in it result in self-disgust. Not being able to sustain a genuine loving relationship causes despair, loneliness, frustration, and self-alienation.

By overcoming a sexual addiction, the addicted person develops the confidence and self-respect every person needs in order to find happiness in life.

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Dear Joe,

When I first contacted you, I had tried to quit “cold-turkey” many, many times before. After acting out my addiction, I would swear that this was the last time and I’m never going to do this again. But, as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, I would be back to my addiction within weeks, if not days.

I contacted several people from sex addiction support groups. Every one had the same advice for me: Get into a twelve step program and start attending as many meetings as I possibly could. Well, that simply would not work for me. After I read your book, I called you, and after one conversation, I decided that I wanted you to help me.

Thanks to you, I am now able to have a normal, intimate relationship with my wife. I thought that I had loved her as much as I possibly could. But, during the counseling, I saw that my addiction was actually getting in the way of our relationship. I was indulging in this fantasy world that I had built up around me and I had little intimacy left over for my wife. Needless to say, this was having a negative impact on us not to mention making me feel guilty all of the time. Now, I’m more fully able to express my love for her, both emotionally and physically.

My work has improved as well, as a result of your counseling. I don’t spend hours every day trying to appease my addiction. Needless to say, this has greatly increased my productivity at work.

For the first time in my life, I have hope. I can finally look at myself in the mirror and be happy about the kind of person that I am. I know, at last, that I am being true to myself; that I am being the kind of person that I always knew I was deep inside: a loving, faithful husband. For this, you have my undying gratitude.

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If you would like to know more about how sex addiction is overcome, it will be my pleasure to spend a half hour talking to you and advising you about how to overcome your addiction at no charge.Whatever you tell me will stay in confidence. I will not try to make you feel guilty. I will not try to humiliate you. I will try to help you. Even if we never talk again, you will find that the time you and I spend speaking to each other will be beneficial to you.

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USA TODAY rips GAWKER’s And NICK DENTON’S Facade and Cover-up Scheme

USA TODAY rips GAWKER’s And NICK DENTON’S Facade and Cover-up Scheme


– USA Today Exposes Nick Denton’s heinous scum-pit as political attack dog

– Reveals that the “big change” at Gawker Media is no change at all. Just the same blood sucking leech, but now with lipstick on

– Gay abuse charges against Denton stacking up

– Hulk Hogan lawsuit even more likely to take Gawker down

Wolff: Gawker is still Gawker


Gawker, the multimillion dollar gossip and bile website, reined in the worst of its antisocial behavior this summer after a widespread backlash over the particularly sadistic pummeling it gave a publishing executive without public position or profile using details of his private life leaked to it by a would-be extortionist.

Gawker Media owner and mastermind Nick Denton expressed his personal disapproval about the bad judgment of his staff — a cult-like group of Denton retainers and protégées — and proclaimed his intention to remake the site into something kinder and gentler

The overhaul and relaunch of Gawker Media’s flagship site was announced last week in The New York Times. Not incidentally, the story was written by Times media reporter Ravi Somaiya, a longtime friend and social buddy of Denton’s and part of the wide media network, that Denton — despite Gawker’s outsider rage against media insiders, and Denton’s personal hostility to the media establishment — has long cultivated.

Indeed, in the months after the Gawker attack on the publishing executive, Denton made a concerted effort to consult various media figures, among them favorite Gawker targets — myself included — about the future of the site. His assurance was that he was seeking talent from outside the famously insular Gawker culture, “adults,” he said, who would be able to take Gawker from resentful peanut gallery to a new level of journalistic authority and influence: “It’s a great opportunity. And it’s time.” He, along with company President Heather Deitrick, a young lawyer often at Denton’s side, began interviewing outside candidates to assume editorial direction of the company, including former Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel, and former New York magazine editor John Homans.

But, in fact, the new Gawker, according to last week’s announcement, turns out to be a site that will be run by longtime Gawker staffers John Cook and Alex Pareene, both who have spent almost their entire careers working for Denton (both briefly leaving and hurriedly returning), excelling at Gawker-brand cruelty. The new editorial slant is not so much to change Gawker’s ad hominem style of insult and shaming but merely to move it to more specifically political targets. Still, Pareene told Somaiya, it would also “include coverage of big business, the media and culture when appropriate.” In other words, nothing much seems to have changed at all.

It was rather like a hate-fueled political party trying out, wink wink, some more coded and less overt language that might appeal to people who needed to feel better about its past excesses and extremes.

But, in a sense, it was the opposite too. Gawker’s politics had always been the hardcore goony leftist kind, hence a new political focus might let Gawker be even more Gawkerish, toward candidates and political fixtures, but, as well, toward anybody else who might wander into the harm’s way of Gawker’spitiless and fouled-mouthed world view.

This new strategy was also the answer to a digital media riddle. Within the economic limits of digital journalism — Gawker, along with all other digital media companies, faces ever-declining ad rates and rising traffic demands — how do you make a product of superior quality and stature? Answer: You really can’t.

Denton was said to be astonished by the salary levels of “adult” editors from outside digital media.

What’s more, the business basis of digital media and hence the essential nature of digital journalism is that traffic is derived from an ever-greater number of stories produced at ever-more economical cost.

Although Gawker, unlike many of its competitors, has periodically devoted resources to actually breaking news, its primary business is in quickly rewriting stories originally written by traditional news organizations. That’s actually the business of most digital news organizations — Gawker’s alumni have become a reliable low-cost source of industrial-strength rewriting for many traffic-desperate sites — with the goal of rewriting more stories and doing it cheaper than other digital news organizations. The hope is that beyond just writing more of them, you might somehow distinguish your rewrites from your competitor.

BuzzFeed, for instance, a super-strength rewriter, brings traffic to its unending avalanche of cheap content through its superior gaming of social media distribution channels, most notably Facebook. But that involves constant new technology development and traffic arbitrage strategies, in the end quite a costly approach.

The profitable Gawker, on the other hand, has more economically distinguished its rewrites through the audacity of its name calling, the rudeness of its language and the bravado with which it skirts actual libel. “Can they really get away with that?” is the question that provides Gawker’s main traffic bait.

In fact, Gawker now faces something of a serious threat from an invasion of privacy claim brought by wrestler Hulk Hogan. The case, due to be tried before a local Florida jury, might well result in an award that, even if it is ultimately reversed on First Amendment grounds, might so financial encumber Gawker that it could result in the company’s demise. Denton’s worries about the Hogan lawsuit are said to be part of the reason he uncharacteristically retreated from the controversy over Gawker’s invasion of the media executive’s privacy.

Surely eager to protect a personal fortune of as much as several hundred million dollars wrapped up in his business, and as eager to be included in the establishment as he seems bitter about being excluded, Denton did appear to be genuinely interested in making Gawker a more select and smarter journalism organization.

But in the end, no doubt realizing that Gawker had become shockingly boring since its post-backlash better behavior policy, Denton seems to have made the more astute decision that Gawker’s business, and unique selling proposition, is about rancor and character assassination. That’s what it knows how to profitably do.
The Death Of Nick Denton

The Death Of Nick Denton

How to Kill Nick Denton and Gawker Media Without Breaking A Single Law

Nick Denton, is, supposedly, according to the blogs, riddled with AIDS, and other STD’s, from his twisted foray’s into sexual perversity with young boys. One would think that, if this was true, his potentially imminent demise would bring victory bells from half of Hollywood. His, normally, puffy fatness has worn down to a gaunt, ghost of a man with a disturbing Grand Central Park, deep-in-the-bushes, masturbater-esque fifty-yard-stare. His eyes are now dull and dim. He is a mere whisper of the man he once was.

Nick Denton has personally supervised, ordered and caused the deaths of numerous people. He has destroyed these many lives with just a key board. Purely out of his desire for profit, based on inflicting as much human damage as possible, Mr. Denton has left a trail of American lives in his wake.

Denton lives for the moment when he can defame, abuse, character assassinate and kill the careers, family lives, income, social ecosphere and future of as many people as he, and his squadron of malcontents, can get their hands on.

Acting on orders from the DNC, Silicon Valley billionaires and the White House Press office, Denton swings his deadly media scythe with broad strokes of allusion, fallacy, spin, and liberal doses of falsehood, directed, with his diseased fingers, via his filth layered keyboard.

Denton hires deeply disturbed youngsters. He particularly seeks out the most abused looking, drug addled, socially deviant students he can find. The more sexually ambivalent and rage-filled, the better. Denton tells them that he will publish all of the hate filled screed they can type, as fast as they can type it, as long as they direct it at the targets that Denton specifies.

So now you have a vast grave-yard of people that Nick Denton, and his cadre, have killed with their vitriol, heinous hate-filled media attacks and meat puppet blog harassment. Those people, and their friends and families want Mr. Denton to die sooner than later. Unlike Denton, though, his victims do not have such a loose relationship with the law. They don’t hack phones; hide money from the IRS in the Caymans and the Ukraine; bribe officials; hire boy prostitutes; abuse their interns or other bad things. Not to say, with any certainty, that Nick Denton does those crimes, but the number of reports and blogs, on-line, accusing him of these kinds of misdeeds is astounding.

Whether or not Gawker Media was created by the CIA, or In-Q-Tel, to break the law, without getting caught, as some charge, is not the issue. The issue is, no matter who your secret benefactor is, is there ever an excuse for breaking the Constitution?

Sure, Hollywood, politicians and business leaders want him, and his slimy tabloid, killed off. How can they do it, though, without breaking the law, and while knowing that Gawker has White House protection?

As the unofficial news outlet for things that the White House doesn’t want to get tracked back to it, Gawker, and Denton, can always be counted on to give page space to the opposition researchers results.

Want a Senator destroyed? Want a celebrity removed from spokes-person status (ie: Hulk Hogan) : Nick Denton is your guy.

While thousands of people would be delighted to see Nick Denton, slumped over his cafe table in his little Manhattan bistro, with an ice pick sticking out of his noggin, That scenario is not going to happen. 
Plus, it is really, really against the law to do stuff like that.

So what is the next best, legal, thing?

Just wipe out Nick Denton’s backers. Take out his advertisers and expose all of his financial shenanigans.

The Chinese hackers claim to have hacked the Gawker-plex. Wait till they post the meaty stuff.

The British elite pedophile and phone hacking scandals are looking more closely at Denton. Wait till they look super-close.

Denton has already been forced to out himself, for the political shill that he is. His announcement that the hyper-political Gawker Empire will now be “officially” a “political publication” empire is as ludicrous as announcing that cows will now officially give milk. He has simply stated the obvious and confessed to being what everyone suspected: A Hack-For-Hire by Political Evil Do-ers.

Because he is paid under the table by Silicon Valley campaign financiers, for his hit-jobs, he has had to agree to shut down ValleyWag, which picked on the Silicon Valley campaign financiers.

Denton is now The Walking Dead. He stumbles across the post-apocalyptic media-scape with his final darkness in sight. The DNC has given him one last wad of cash to take out the 2016 opposition candidates, but in this day, and age, where slush-funds can no longer be hidden, and everything can be tracked, it may only serve, along with Hulk Hogan, to seal his fate.

Nick Denton will die knowing that his legacy, throughout all of human history, will be that of: “one of the biggest scum-bags to ever live”. That fate is certain.

In a shocking revelation, in fear for the life of Gawker Media, Nick Denton has been forced to take out an emergency loan, but where did he get it from? CitiBank? Nope! Bank of America? Nope.
Nick Denton and Gawker Media could only get their emergency cash from one little boutique bank.
The bank’s identity is, indeed, very revealing. Nick Denton is no technology guru. Yet, he gets his money from the piggy bank of the Silicon Valley Cartel, the very people he is accused of being a character assassination hit-man for.
Yes: He got his emergency cash from the Silicon Valley Cartels: Silicon Valley Bank!
Isn’t that an interesting turn of events? Rather telling, wouldn’t you say?

Gawker dodges potentially deadly Hulk Hogan lawsuit — for now
By Keith J. Kelly

Hulk Hogan (left), Nick Denton Photo: Getty Images (left), Patrick McMullan
Keith J. Kelly

Gawker boss Nick Denton was sitting in the Gramercy Cafe in Manhattan Thursday morning when he got news that a possible death sentence for his company — the explosive $100 million sex-tape lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan — had been postponed.
“I will be able to take a summer vacation after all,” he said, visibly breathing a sigh of relief.
The 48-year-old executive may have temporarily dodged two weeks in the stifling July heat of St. Petersburg, Fla. — but storm clouds are still gathering around his 13-year-old digital media company as costs zoom.
Profits at the privately held Gawker Media Group grew 9.5 percent last year, to $6,529,821, from the previous year.
While most private companies closely guard their financial info, Denton, anticipating being forced to make the numbers public at the Hogan trial, released certain figures on Thursday.
Revenue over the period was up 26.6 percent, to $44.3 million, Denton said. But expenses rose at an even faster clip, up more than 30 percent, to $37.8 million in 2014 — and they appear to be accelerating this year.
The rise in costs is being fueled by a move the company is making — from modest Soho digs into new offices later this year on West 17th Street that will eat up some $3 million a year in rent.
And earlier this year, Gawker became one of only a handful of digital companies whose members voted to unionize, which will undoubtedly raise the cost of doing business.
The outlook for 2015 is a lot more subdued.
“Despite exceptional legal and moving costs, we expect to be profitable in 2015,” said Denton, in a demure statement lacking his usual hype and bravado.
Buried in the voluminous legal filings in the now-delayed trial was this bit of information in a deposition from outside financial expert Peter Horan, hired by Gawker:
“The company was growing below the [rate of growth] of other companies in the market, so it was a relatively slow-growing, not very profitable company, which is kind of a bad place to be,” said Horan at one point in a deposition in response to a question on Gawker’s finances.
“It’s OK to be growing 50 percent a year and not making any money. It’s OK to be making 40 percent profit margin and growing real slowly. But it is kind of tough to be slow-growing and not very profitable,” Horan continued.
The expert witness, hired by Denton and Gawker, may have been trying to temper the expectations of Hogan (real name: Terry Gene Bollea), who has a long history of lawsuits against well-heeled opponents. But it also spotlights the thin profits that may be about to suffer another jolt.
“There is no secret treasure for them to plunder,” insisted Denton, who divulged that his salary is “$500,000 a year” and his personal expense account is “minimal.”
He said he and present and former employees own about 95 percent of the stock. On the voting stock, he said he controls just under 50 percent, and another family trust that he controls owns another 18 percent.
Regarding the now-delayed trial, Denton said, “It’s hard to know exactly what will happen.” The trial, whenever it goes forward, will take place in Florida state court in Hogan’s hometown.
“Obviously, he has a home-court advantage in the first round,” said Denton, who expressed confidence he will eventually win — but concedes it might not happen until “Round 2” on appeal.
While he talked tough, Denton has quietly secured a $15.5 million potential rescue package from Silicon Valley Bank, one of the first times he has sought outside funding.
Earlier in the year, he was looking to line up equity financing.
“Oftentimes, you use debt financing because you don’t want to give up equity, but now he is going to have to make a debt payment on that,” said Tony Uphoff, a digital and print executive.
Although the trial is delayed, Denton’s lawyers, it was learned, were trying to quash that the company is incorporated in the well-known tax haven of the Cayman Islands.
His lawyers worried that such information would be used to inflame the Florida jury about foreign owners.
Denton defends the incorporation status. “There is no reason, as a small-sized company, that we should not take advantage of the same laws as large companies so we are not taxed doubly,” he said.
His lawyers also did not want the jury to hear that he had set up offices in Hungary as well. Denton explained that his mother’s family is Hungarian.
“It’s a very natural place for us to do business,” he maintained. He said about 40 of Gawker’s 268 employees are there.
Many other digital companies complain of relentless downward price pressure on digital advertising, particularly in the banner ads category. “We have not seen that,” insisted Denton. “We are strong in choice categories. Our audience is young and affluent.”
But in another key barometer, traffic seems to have plateaued for the company. ComScore, one of the leading trackers of Internet traffic, showed that through May, traffic was 53 million.
While it’s up a bit from the April figure, it is down from its 12-month peak of 63 million hits in August.
Filed under gawker ,  hulk hogan ,  lawsuits ,  media ink

Public reports and investigative reporters have much to say about Nick Denton and Gawker Media. It is believed, that Gawker Media is a “hit-job” service created to character assassinate, damage and reduce the brand affect of adversaries of the Cartel. Journalists, and others, have charged Gawker Media with everything from tax evasion, to being the front for White House and Silicon Valley Billionaire “hit-jobs”, to being a targeted political agenda manipulation machine. Victims have charged that Gawker Media and Nick Denton have worked in the employ of Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs, John Doerr, Elon Musk, Steve Jurvetson and other political notables.
Gawker Media had financial connections, business connections, political connections and communications with the key suspects and took actions which helped the key suspects while attacking and damaging their adversaries. Recents leaks, investigations and lawsuits have revealed some of Gawker’s dirty secrets. Outside-of-U.S. investigations on Nick Denton’s previous activities in England, are of interest, as well. Wrestler Hulk Hogan had top celebrity endorsement value for American voters, when he was about to endorse an opposing political candidate, Gawker took him out…but, that may have been a fatal mistake for the Gawker attack dogs.
They have endured numerous abuse lawsuits from staff, victims and others. The following is some of the news coverage about Gawker Media and Nick Denton:

Dear Hulk Hogan:
We wanted to give you encouragement and applause in your trial against Gawker Media and Nick Denton.
This may be one of the biggest things you will ever do in your life.
Your case helps redeem many others, and fix a broken part of modern American society. It really is a big deal!
Many of us believe that politicians used social media metrics, and fancy calculations, to figure out that your name, attached to any political endorsements, could get tens of millions of voters to pay more attention to, or like, the candidate that you endorsed.
They felt threatened by that possibility, so they used their character assassination tool, known as Gawker Media, to take you out.
We have all seen the news, these days, about characters like Sidney Blumenthal, Richard Berman, etc, and their “take-down tools” for political paybacks.
Gawker Media showed up one day, out of the blue, in many innocent people’s lives, and took their lives away for political hit-job reasons.
Nick Denton is on camera saying his job is to destroy lives for profit. His staff refer to themselves in social media as “Character Assassins”.  When they take a target out, they never give the target a chance to counter the slander and libel they are about to print because they don’t want the victim to have a chance, in advance, to counter the vicious defamation attack they are about to blast across the media-waves .
Once Gawker fires off the attack, that the Press Office of a famous institution ordered them to do, their buddies at famous search engines lock it in top position on the internet so that Gawker can both profit from the ad sales and get paid “ damages bonuses” for the intensity of the calculated attack.
The news says they stole Romney’s tax forms, Apple’s IPOD prototype, Palin’s book, Santorum’s brand, The CIA’s Bin Ladin hunter’s secrecy, and so, so much more.. Anything, against anybody, for a buck, it seems.
Now we hear that overseas police want to talk to Denton about the British “Hydrant” and “Tabloid Phone Hacking Scandals”. We see that a young gay boy tossed a brick through Denton’s window because he said Denton abused him. We see HSBC leaks and tax investigation’s that seem to indicate that Gawker evades taxes with off-shore hide-aways.
We see lawsuits, by Gawker’s own people, for sexual and economic abuse.
These Gawker people seem to be horrific examples of the worst that a society can manifest.
Many others have lost their lives because of a sudden Gawker take-down attack. So far, there has been little, or no, justice. Someone in Washington, DC, is protecting Gawker but that shield of coverage has now seemed to have worn thin.
Go get ‘em Hulk. Your super-hero days are still alive and well.
Signed-    AMERICA

Gawker Media: Hypocrites vs. Douchecanoes
by Matt Forney For TAKI
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 tolerance. Gawker’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.
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“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 Jezebel, posting 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.
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.
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May 1: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Usama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House.AP
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 “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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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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“…Herrmann soon was a part of the Ware group, a secret apparatus of the CPUSA and Comintern in Washington, D.C., which supplied classified information to Soviet intelligence. …Herrmann was a paid courier for the CPUSA, delivering material emanating from the secret cells of sympathetic government employees being cultivated by Hal Ware to New York. Herrmann also was the person who introduced … Alger Hiss.
…The Ware group’s activities were investigated …and Herrmann was placed under surveillance and questioned many times in Mexico by the FBI. He died …. from chronic alcoholism.”
That isn’t the exact same John Herrmann we know and love from Gawker Media and the Awl, but there may be eerie similarities to the Nick Denton hit-man.
This New Yorker is said to be a shill for Gawker Media, where he writes attack articles at the request of White House press corps, in order to stealth up the true instigators of the attacks. It is also claimed, that he goes online, under a massive number of pseudonyms, and writes all of the attack comments in the commenting section of the blog under each attack article. IS this true? To confirm this, one would need to subpeona FBI and NSA phone tracking and email archiving of Herrmann’s email and cell phone activities from past years.
Many targets have stated that Herrmann organizes other writers when given a “kill order” by his political handlers. They infest a blog, together, with vitriol and hate, cobbled together from non-verified facts and manipulated heresay, it is said by those he has sought to bring down.
One encounters Herrmann as a pasty, pudgy little man with the hipster affectations of dark mood swings and impertinent denial. We met him, covertly, at a coffee shop nestled among the metropolitan masses.
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The case addresses the breakdown of privacy in multiple ways. Hogan is claiming the tort of intrusion upon seclusion (usually analogized by the paparazzo who uses a telephoto lens to peek into a private residence) and also is asserting a claim under Florida’s Wiretap Act because Gawker published a recording that was filmed secretly. Can journalists use illegal recordings? In 2001, the Supreme Court suggested they could, as long as they only played the role of recipient — an opinion (Bartnicki v. Vopper) that recently provided confidence for those reporting on hacked Sony documents. But Hogan’s attorney Charles Harder points out the high court expressly exempted First Amendment protection on sex tapes and “domestic gossip or other information of purely private concern.”
What rises above gossip to be newsworthy? Gawker asserts that it had every right to publish the video because it was evidence of adultery that received widespread media attention before Gawker’s publication. The defendant also says Hogan participated in the discussion of the affair by denying it happened — potentially making the video needed corroboration. “The tell-all journalist in me is glad we’ll have the opportunity to air out the issues in public,” says Denton, who already has spent more than $1 million on the case (and had to sue his insurers to pick up some of the tab).
For Denton, who founded Gawker in 2003, the trial represents perhaps the most significant risk to his company. He settled a suit over an Eric Dane-Rebecca Gayheart sex tape that Gawker posted, but he says he found Hogan’s demands unreasonable. (Neither side will say what Hogan wanted.) Now, the fate of his company could be in the hands of Florida jurors who will be told that Google searches for “Gawker” reached a historic high around the time of the Hogan sex tape story. “It is time to put an end to the immoral bullies who use the First Amendment as a means to destroy privacy and decency,” says David Houston, a Hogan attorney.
Denton estimates there’s a 1-in-10 chance Gawker faces “disaster.” Any loss will be appealed, but Gawker might have to post a substantial bond in the interim. At trial, the focus likely will be on how Gawker got the tape, what it knew about it, how it used it to its advantage, and Hogan’s injuries, if any (the potential $100 million comes from the punitive damages that Hogan has requested). Denton’s team likely will attempt to frame all this in the context of free speech. Legal observers like Thurston say that Gawker would have the upper hand in any post-trial appeal (the judge’s preliminary injunction was reversed by a Florida appeals court), but the more immediate problem for Gawker is that the jury won’t take up its constitutional arguments that Hogan’s claims interfere with the freedom of the press. Thus, a trial verdict could exert financial pressure on a media company that has prided itself on being as independent as possible.
As Denton prepares to defend a brand of journalism that he believes is free of corporate influence and the spin of publicists, he’s speaking out about how celebrities should know better. Asked what would happen if he had the chance to sit down with Hogan, Denton says he’d tell his nemesis, “I take no pleasure in your embarrassment, but this was a story we had to write: It was true and it was interesting. You let the genie out of the bottle; you boasted about your sexual conquests endlessly. And you took up a celebrity perk — an invitation to have sex with a fan’s wife — without thinking through the consequences. We take responsibility for our journalists’ words and actions; take responsibility for yours.”
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By Tom Kludt @tomkludt
A lurid sex tape. A bombastic cultural icon. An upcoming court battle that could reveal even more salacious details.It sounds like the type of story that Gawker might cover with gusto. This time, however, the gossip site finds itself a central player in the tawdry tale.For more than a decade, has proudly courted controversy with unmerciful coverage of Hollywood celebrities and New York media elites.But a $100 million lawsuit, set for trial next month in Florida, is enough to make anyone a bit nervous, even Nick Denton, the swashbuckling Gawker Media founder.Three years ago, a former Gawker editor-in-chief published a post headlined, “Even for a Minute, Watching Hulk Hogan Have Sex in a Canopy Bed is Not Safe For Work but Watch it Anyway.” A 30-minute DVD had come from an anonymous source and what appeared online was edited down by Gawker to about a minute-and-a-half.The tape, which was recorded in 2006, showed Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) having sex with Heather Clem, who was married at that time to radio host “Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.” Another man’s voice, which many people believe is Bubba, can be heard in the recording. Hogan and Bubba were close friends before the sex tape leaked and the two men had a falling out.After legal wrangling, Gawker was forced to remove the video. But Gawker refused to delete an article accompanying the footage and the story still exists on the site today (it has racked up more than 5 million clicks). Gawker’s bid to get the case tossed failed and a jury trial is now set to begin July 6 in St. Petersburg.Charles Harder, who is Hogan’s lead trial counsel, said that Denton had received two cease and desist demands the day after the video was published. “Denton ignored those demands, and allowed the video to continue playing,” Harder told CNNMoney. “Denton has only himself to blame.”Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, stands beside his attorneys during a 2012 press conference to discuss legal action brought against Gawker Media.What each side is saying: There is one central question that the jury will have to answer: Was the sex tape newsworthy? Florida law permits the publication of private material if it pertains to a matter of “legitimate public concern.””Despite all attempts by the Gawker Defendants to obscure it, the law is clear that pornographic footage taken from sex tapes is the quintessential example of speech that is not a matter of legitimate public concern,” Harder wrote in a recently filed brief.
Gawker counters that Hogan made his sexual exploits a public matter, noting his appearances on Howard Stern’s radio program and elsewhere during which he delved into lurid details from his personal life.
During a 2011 interview with Stern, Hogan said flatly that he would never have sex with Heather Clem. “Man law, brother,” Hogan told Stern. “Even if they were divorced for 10 years.” In the same interview, Hogan opened up about the sexual chemistry with his wife.
Gawker is also highlighting the fact that the existence of the sex tape had been the subject of several news reports before it was posted on the site in 2012.
“It’s difficult to think of a huge news story about a celebrity or a politician or someone people care about that didn’t involve some information that that person did not want disclosed,” Gawker president and general counsel Heather Dietrick told CNNMoney. “That’s the job of a journalist.”
The stakes: Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages, a penalty that could bring Gawker to its knees. Denton has been characteristically candid about the threat against the company, telling The New York Times, “We don’t keep $100 million in the bank, no.”
If it were to lose in court and have to pay in full, Gawker might be forced to do something it has managed to avoid throughout its existence: rely on outside investors to keep the company humming.
The case could also hold implications for the First Amendment, with some in the legal community leery over the idea of a story’s news value being determined by jurors, not editors.
But Harder, Hogan’s attorney, asserts that the case poses “no potential danger whatsoever to the First Amendment.”
“The First Amendment has limitations,” Harder said. “In Florida, it is a crime of video voyeurism to film someone naked without their permission, or to publish that footage. Doing so is against the law and not protected by the First Amendment.”
Outlook: Denton isn’t ruling out a “disaster” scenario for the site. He has acknowledged that the jury, plucked from the Florida community that Hogan calls home, might well be unsympathetic to a sensationalist digital tabloid based in Manhattan and built on snark.
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The Silicon Valley Cartel: The Biggest Scam In Tech

What kind of people would organize a conspiracy to put nearly a hundred thousand innocent workers out of jobs? Type: “Silicon Valley Cartel Anti-Poaching Conspiracy” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people would bribe U.S. Senators and White House officials in order to get exclusive mining contracts and technology contract kick-backs? Type: “60 Minutes, The Cleantech Crash” and “Congress taking bribes via insider trading” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people would do something as evil as start a War in Afghanistan in order to get lithium, indium, and other commodity monopolies in their pockets for their hyped “non-evil” electric cars and solar panels? Type: “Afghanistan is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium” ” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people would hold secret mafia-like conspiratorial meetings in the back rooms of San Francisco restaurants, and hotels, in order to collude and rig company valuations, create technology “blacklists” and brag about how the SEC is “their bitch”? Type: “AngelGate Collusion Scandal” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people would lie about hiring women and blacks, send out millions of dollars of exploitation PR about human rights, yet still, years later, be found to have almost exclusively only hired white males in order to maintain a fraternity house environment around themselves? Type: “Silicon Valley Frat House Culture” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people would create a community based around misogyny and the use of women as only sex objects and “baby ovens”? Type: “Silicon Valley misogyny” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people stoop to Sidney Blumenthal-type character assassinations, spying, running a rogue-CIA operation, sabotaging competitors, putting moles in companies and possibly even murder? Type: “The Silicon Valley Cartel” or “Who is In-Q-Tel?” into any non-google search engine and find out.
What kind of people try to take over the White House and manipulate laws for their own Cartel? Type: “Eric Schmidt Controls White House”, “John Doerr Controls White House” or replace the name with any other Silicon Valley name of interest. But don’t try it with Google.
What kind of people hold both records for flying in the highest number of sex workers, as well as the highest numbers of “death-by-hooker” ? Type: “Silicon Valley Death by Hooker”  ” into any non-google search engine and find out.
As if this list of interesting dynamics was not shocking enough, one finds that the list goes on and on. From the shocking: “Joe Lonsdale Rape” to the “Kleiner Perkins Sex Abuse” to the “Tom Perkins Nazi Comments”, to the “Khosla closes off public beach” to the “Solyndra corruption” to the “Steven Chu corruption” to the “Silicon Valley sociopaths” search results….. on, and on, and on. What is wrong with these people?
You don’t want to use Google to do any of these searches because The Silicon Valley Cartel owns, and controls the search results on Google. They have Google eliminate anything that discloses Cartel member activities and they lock attacks on Cartel enemies onto the front page of Google.
Where is the law enforcement we pay for with our tax dollars?
Why is no action taken to prosecute these people? Why are they being protected? Who is protecting them?
Now that the Cartel has moved in San Francisco and Washington, DC, is there no stopping them?
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Russia charges Obama created ISIS as political and business scheme to pay off campaign billionaires

– Putin, and Russian leaders, say Obama created ISIS to destabilize Middle East in order to shut down oil and sell his Silicon Valley campaign billionaire’s electric cars and solar panels

– Putin promotes very public statements with shocking premise

– Theatrical ISIS florescent costumes and cat suits said to be Hollywood creation

Russia Says U.S. Policies Helped Islamic State, Interfax Reports

  • Comments come after Obama says that Syria’s Assad can’t stay
  • Terrorist threat can only be fought jointly, Russia says

U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to Interfax.

The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism, Medvedev was cited as saying in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. President Barack Obama earlier on Sunday said that Russia is facing a strategic choice as Assad can’t stay. The Obama administration declined to comment Sunday on Medvedev’s statement.

The U.S. contributed to the strengthening of al-Qaeda, which led to the events of Sept. 11, Interfax reported, citing Medvedev. The terrorist threat can only be fought jointly, he said.

Medvedev and Obama met in the Malaysian capital at the East Asia Summit that followed a week of talks and conferences in Asia dominated by the battle against terrorism. The United Nations on Friday unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for countries to take “all necessary measures” to combat Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Global Cooperation

The U.S. and its allies will press ahead with their battle against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq with or without Russia’s cooperation, Obama said Sunday in Kuala Lumpur. Discussions will continue in Vienna searching for a political solution.

“Russia has not officially committed to a transition of Assad moving out but they did agree to a political transition process,” Obama said. “And I think we’ll find out over the next several weeks whether or not we can bring about that change in perspective with the Russians.”

Global cooperation in fighting terrorism can only be successful if all actions are coordinated and sponsored by international institutions like the UN, Medvedev said at an earlier Sunday meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in Kuala Lumpur, according to Interfax.

Ban urged Russia and the U.S. to cooperate in fighting terrorism, adding he would unveil a plan early next year. The U.S. and its allies will press ahead with their battle against Islamic State with or without Russia’s cooperation, Obama said at the summit.

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EVERY Tesla Automobile Recalled! More safety issues in epic list of problems with car.


EVERY Tesla Automobile Recalled! More safety issues in epic list of problems with car.






– Massive number of Tesla defects covered up to protect crooked politicians who gave taxpayer cash to Tesla





Every Tesla automobile has been recalled after the seat belts were found to suddenly unbuckle themselves, subjecting the users to possible death in an accident.



This follows the Tesla defect, with the Tesla cars, which allows the door handles to lock you in to the car, lock you out of the car or open the doors, and toss you out of the car on a curve.



This follows the Tesla defect, with the Tesla cars, which allows the charging plug to set your home on fire when it short circuits.



This follows the epic Tesla defect, with the Tesla cars, which allows the cars to be hacked and remotely driven off of cliffs or into innocent pedestrians, bicyclists, or on-coming traffic. There have been a huge number of deaths from Tesla’s suddenly swerving off of cliffs and killing the drivers, swerving into oncoming traffic and killing innocent third-party drivers and swerving off of the road and killing innocent bicyclists and pedestrians.



The follows the epic Tesla defect, with Tesla cars, wherein the cars simply explode and burn the car, occupants, homes and offices into a flaming apocalypse of melted metal and plastic.



This follows the Tesla defect where the burning Tesla batteries have been found to emit cancer-accusing, brain damaging, liver damaging, fetal-damaging toxic chemicals when they ignite. This has been confirmed by federal regulators.



This follows an additional litany of Tesla defects which has resulted in Tesla:


– losing a major “Lemon Law” law suit for it’s defective cars,


– Forcing owners to sign a secrecy agreement to try to get owners to not reveal the extensive number of defects


– Going under investigation for supplier kick-back deals


– Having owners return their cars


And other issues with the defective cars



Tesla and Google have a close financial, and political, business relationship. Google has been proven to hide, delete and down-rank any Internet information which discloses the many defects with the Tesla’s and the charges against Elon Musk. That is why you never read about all of the Tesla defects. Google helps hide them.



The SEC has been asked to rule on whether, or not, the contrived manipulation of stock market information, by Google and Tesla, working covertly, is a felony stock market fraud matter.



With Tesla’s vast list of problems with the car, poor market reception and management issues, insiders are placing bets on the Future of Tesla Motors.






How Google flim-flammed the public


How Google flim-flammed the public





If you set-up a global monopoly, which controls the primary points of access, and then censor public information in order to eliminate anything that does not comply with Eric Schmidt’s ideology, then you are one sick f*ck!



Google has manifested a system which records everything you do and keeps a lifetime file on you, attached to your social security number and name.



Google, and it’s underling partners, create a psychological profile of who you vote for, what your beliefs are, what can be used to trick you into doing what Eric Schmidt and his partners want, and what your dating life is like.



Every time you touch any network connected device, it is recorded, analyzed, time-stamped, GPS located, and put in the master surveillance file and digitally attached to your name, social security number and global surveillance code .



Anytime you “check in”, on any social media site, it is recorded, analyzed, time-stamped, GPS located, and put in your master surveillance file.



Every single personal fact, text, email, comment, blog response, form you fill out, or any other activity you conduct on, near, or with your computer, phone or “smart device” goes into your surveillance digital file to build a psychological, emotional, political, financial and manipulation study of your life.



Google uses these surveillance tricks to try to make you buy certain products, to make you vote for who Eric Schmidt wants you to vote for and to steer you, subliminally, into believing what Eric Schmidt believes.



Schmidt, and his minions, are able to actually rig the Google system, around the world, to eliminate certain people, views, perspectives or experiences.



Eric Schmidt’s sexual and marital deviancies are well documented in the media. Not quite so illuminated are his political and ideological beliefs. Schmidt believes that, because he got some huge government exclusives, which made him rich, that he is smarter than everyone else.



Schmidt’s deviancies extend well beyond the bedroom.



Schmidt has used his billions to buy one of the largest accruals of “Yes Men” the world has ever seen. He surrounds himself, twenty deep, with whimpering hipster sycophants, who drone on, endlessly, with affirmations of his self-aggrandizing ego.



Schmidt placed many of his “Yes Men”, and “Yes Women”, in the White House. No company, in modern America, has put more of it’s people inside the U.S. Government.



Eric Schmidt bought The White House, the privacy of the public and control of the Internet. Now it is up to the rest of the world to decide if they want to roll over and let Eric Schmidt and his Silicon Valley weasels shove it in, deep and hard, or, finally reject Google across the map.



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Demand your rights. If internet services companies won’t give you your freedom, then go out and make sokme of your own with peer-to-peer public communications.


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Epic Washington Sex Scandal: How Charlie Sheen, A Dirty Senator, A Rocket Ship and A Fast Car all Got Mixed Up Together


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Is Hillary “Wall Street’s Bitch?”: An examination of the charges.

Is Hillary “Wall Street’s Bitch?”: An examination of the charges.



Hillary Clinton’s opposition has raised the issue that “Hillary Clinton is just a front for Goldman Sachs and the Wall Street Crooks”.



Is this true?



Is this a credible argument?



The opposing sides claim that investigations of Hillary Clinton’s finances, foundation trades and campaign PAC’s show that a certain group of men, with the same stock market interactions, have, indeed provided money to her asset resource holdings.



Is that wrong?



Here, we will examine some of the top discussion stories on the issue:




Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs Problem | Mother Jones…/hillaryclintons-goldmansachs-p…


Mother Jones


Jun 4, 2014 – A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton delivered a much-touted policy speech at the New America Foundation in Washington, where she talked …


Sen. Hillary Clinton: Campaign Finance/Money – Top Donors…/contrib.php&#8230;


Center for Responsive Politics


Contributor, Total, Indivs, PACs. Citigroup Inc, $824,402, $816,402, $8,000. Goldman Sachs, $760,740, $750,740, $10,000. DLA Piper, $700,530, $673,530


Hillary Clinton – ‎Sen. Hillary Clinton – ‎PACs





Hillary Clinton aides’ Wall Street links raise economic policy … › US News › Hillary Clinton


The Guardian


Jul 26, 2015 – The Wall Street ties of two top aides to Hillary Clinton at the State … Hormats, a former vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs, served as under …


Hillary Clinton’s Lucrative Goldman Sachs Speaking Gigs ……/hillaryclintons-lucrative-go


National Review


Oct 30, 2013 – Hillary Clinton spoke at two separate Goldman Sachs events on the evenings of Thursday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 29. As both …


Why Wall Street Loves Hillary – POLITICO Magazine…/story/…/why-wall-street-loves-hillary-1127…




Nov 11, 2014 – Although Hillary Clinton has made no formal announcement of her … Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World (2011).


Had the Goldman Sachs CEO said his picks are Hillary Clinton…/had-goldmansachs-ceo-said-his-pic…


Jun 2, 2015 – “Recently, the CEO of Goldman Sachs let his employees know that he’d be just fine with either Bush or Clinton,” O’Malley said. “Well, I’ve got …


Why Liberal Democrats Are Skeptical of Hillary Clinton, in One…/12/&#8230;hillaryclinton…/282304/


The Atlantic


Dec 12, 2013 – Hint: It’s the same reason an auditorium of Goldman Sachs executives … presidential nomination almost certainly belongs to Hillary Clinton.


Hillary Clinton’s Big Paydays From Goldman Sachs ……/hillary_clinton039s_big_p…




Nov 2, 2013 – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines recently when it was reported that Goldman Sachs – the quintessential illustration of …


Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs Problem |…/hillaryclintons-goldmansachs-proble…


Bill D. Moyers


Jun 5, 2014 – This post originally appeared at Mother Jones. A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton delivered a much-touted policy speech at the New America …




Hillary Clinton Appeal to 9/11 to Defend Wall Street Donations…/hillaryclinton-appeal-to-…


Naked Capitalism


13 hours ago – Hillary Clinton Appeal to 9/11 to Defend Wall Street Donations Was Bad ….. to steer the debate away from the corruption by ‘her friends’ on Wall …


Wall Street Corruption Could Sink Both Hillary and the …


15 hours ago – Why do — why, over her political career, has Wall Street been a major — the major — campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton? You know …


Hillary Clinton’s Take on Banks Won’t Hold Up | Rolling Stone…/hillaryclintons-take-on-banks-w…


Rolling Stone


Oct 14, 2015 – Sanders wants to break up the big Wall Street banks. …. not you think Hillary Clinton plans on doing anything to fix Wall Street corruption really …


Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Still Favorites of Wall Street Banks ……/hillaryclinton-jeb-bush-still-favorites-o…


Bill D. Moyers


Oct 23, 2015 – Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Still Favorites of Wall Street Banks … Her plan would increase penalties for fraud and require the executives in charge …


Hillary Clinton’s cloud of corruption –


Longtime Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel is excited about Nov. 16. That is the day when the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation must file …


Wall Street Donors Turning Away from Clinton –…/hillaryclintonwallstreet…/6999…


Newsmax Media


Oct 31, 2015 – Hillary Clinton funded her New York Senate campaigns with Wall Street … per second with her corrupt foundation than all the Wall Street folks …


Cracking Down on Corrupt Campaign Cash: Hillary ……/cracking-down-on-corrupt-campaign-cas…




Jun 4, 2015 – In an NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll in April 2015, only 25 percent of … Cracking Down on Corrupt Campaign Cash: Hillary Clinton’s Donor …


Hillary Clinton Backs Bill That Would Ban ‘Golden Parachutes’…/hillaryclintonwallstre


The Huffington Post


Aug 31, 2015 – WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced … It’s time to shut down the corrupt Wall Street-to-Washington …


Hillary Clinton Defends Ties to Wall Street by Invoking 9/11…/hillaryclinton-defends-ties-wallstreet-inv…




2 days ago – brought up Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street and suggested that it may be a … We’re anti-lying, corrupt, naive, stupidity… like you and Mrs Bill.










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Ring of Fire


Sep 3, 2015 – The bill would also forbid Wall Street from giving out bonuses to employees … After all, Hillary and Bill Clinton have benefited greatly from the …


Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank ……/hillaryclintons-curious-relationship-with-major-sw…


Hot Air


Jul 30, 2015 – The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds … (Wall Street Journal) …. Not even a smidgen of corruption.


How the Clintons Get Away With It – WSJ – Wall Street Journal…/how-the-clintons-get-away-with-it-…


The Wall Street Journal


May 7, 2015 – The Clintons are protected from charges of corruption by their … I wonder if any aspirant for the presidency except Hillary Clinton could survive …


Hillary Clinton Wall Street ties blasted from left – Washington ……/hillaryclintonwall


The Washington Times


Aug 26, 2015 – Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street ties blasted from left …. continued: “If the latter, it at best creates the appearance of corruption and conflict of interest.


Clinton Says Wall Street Cash Is From After 9/11: “As ……/hillary_clinton_on_her_w




2 days ago – Hillary Clinton Says Her Wall Street Campaign Donations Are From After … …and all this time I thought the donations (corrupt-illegal influence …


A Note On Political Corruption In The United States ……/a-note-on-political-corruption-in-the-u…


1 day ago – “Why, over her political career, has Wall Street been the major campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton? Now, maybe they’re dumb and they …


Hillary Clinton’s ‘Old Friends’ – Washington Free Beacon…/hillaryclintons-old-frie…


The Washington Free Beacon


May 19, 2015 – Hillary Clinton hugs her old friend Jon Corzine. … campaign bundler for Hillary Clinton in 2008, before losing billions on Wall Street, … Hillary Clinton’s former law partner pled guilty in 1994 to federal corruption charges and …


Hillary Clinton’s Neocon Legacy: Coups, Dictators, Corruption…/hillaryclintons-neocon-legacy-coups-dictators-corru


Jul 11, 2015 – Just do not bring up slashing welfare, deregulating Wall Street, NAFTA, the Defense of Marriage Act, Don’t Ask Don’t tell, “Slick Willy”, the …


Delamaide: Wall Street is in Hillary Clinton’s corner;wallstreethillaryclinton/30781705/


USA Today


Jul 28, 2015 – … Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president belies the Wall Street reform … money” the iconic slogan for those seeking to ferret out corruption in …


Democratic debate: Hillary Clinton underlines status as front … › … › World News › Democrats


The Daily Telegraph


Oct 14, 2015 – Hillary Clinton backed by Democratic rivals over email scandal … to “even the odds” for the middle class, crack down on Wall Street corruption, …




Tesla Motor’s Driver arrested for hit-and-run on Bike rider. Previous Tesla bike hit resulted in death.

Tesla Motor’s Driver arrested for hit-and-run on Bike rider. Previous Tesla bike hit resulted in death.

In rich Marin County, California, the arrogance and money is as thick as the fog. Tesla’s have been swerving off of Cliffs and killing the drivers as well as swerving into on-coming lanes and killing bicyclists. Some technology experts claim that the Tesla is the most easily hacked car in the world and that Chinese hackers are taking over the Tesla’s, remotely, and forcing them into accidents. Other’s charge that it is the “douchebag” factor of Tesla drivers that causes them to be more irresponsible.

Officers responded at about 11 a.m. to the intersection of Panoramic Highway and state Highway 1 on a report of a hit-and-run collision, CHP spokesman Officer Andrew Barclay said.

The driver of the Tesla was impeding the travel of a bicyclist and intentionally caused a collision, Barclay said.

The driver of the Tesla drove away from the collision site, like a dog, but witnesses were able to get the license plate of the car, Barclay said.
Officers located the Tesla and stopped the driver who was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, Barclay said.

Santa Cruz Tesla driver who killed bicyclist ID’d, will face charges

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —A bicyclist who worked at the University of California Santa Cruz was riding with fellow bicyclists on a scenic, coastal stretch of Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Davenport when he was hit by a Tesla.

Tesla driver who killed Santa Cruz bicyclist: I fell asleep
The 63-year-old Santa Cruz man who was driving said he hit a bicyclist on Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Davenport because he fell asleep at the wheel.

Joshua Alper, 40, was killed on a bright, sunny Saturday morning in November 2013. He worked as a library assistant at UCSC and was a well-known in Santa Cruz’s music scene.On Wednesday, the Tesla driver was identified for the first time by officials as Navindra Jain, 60, of Santa Cruz.

His new 2013 Tesla only had 113 miles on its odometer when he crashed into Alper. Jain was never arrested, and the California Highway Patrol handed the case over to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee.

VIDEO: Bicyclist hit between Santa Cruz and Davenport

Lee announced on Wednesday that Jain will be charged with vehicular manslaughter

On Nov. 2, 2013, Jain was driving northbound between Santa Cruz and Davenport near Dimeo Drive when he swerved into oncoming traffic and crossed into a bike lane. The bicyclist was thrown against the Tesla’s windshield and Alper was declared dead at the scene.
Jain told the CHP that he had gone to a temple in Milpitas, Calif., earlier that morning and hit the bicyclist because he fell asleep at the wheel. He woke up two seconds before he struck Alper, the CHP said.

“Navindra Jain veered into oncoming traffic, and eventually into the bike lane striking Joshua Alper,” prosecutor Greg Peinado said. “After a lengthy investigation that included cellphone analysis, vehicle computer analysis, crash-scene analysis, toxicology reports and interviews from witnesses, the evidence supports the charge of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, as opposed to felony gross vehicular manslaughter. The difference between the two being that gross vehicular manslaughter requires a person to act in such a reckless way that creates a high risk of death.”

Lee said Alper’s family was notified about the charges Jain will face.

The coastal Highway 1 bike lane between Santa Cruz and Davenport is a popular path for cyclist, however, many have died on it in recent years.

In May 2012, a 39-year-old bicyclist, Joshua Laven, was struck by a Dodge Ram near Wilder Ranch State Park. The driver fled the scene and has never been identified or found.

VIDEO: Joshua Laven

Laven was from Ma

ssachusetts and had traveled on his bicycle with his pooch as a pal all the way across the country, only to be killed near Santa Cruz.
Laven’s body was not found until a passerby spotted his dog looking distressed. The local terrier stayed by his owner’s body for 12 hours until they were found.


Financial Times Says Silicon Valley Tech Companies are Full of Horse Sh*t! With Their Stocks!



Financial Times Says Silicon Valley Tech Companies are Full of Horse Sh*t! With Their Stocks!


Technology: Unicorns face end of the ‘steroid era’





Silicon Valley valuations may be seen as ‘marketing numbers’ in the face of the reality of an IPO


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Valuing the next big thing, clockwise from top left: Snapchat, Uber, Square and Airbnb


ompanies like Square are what Silicon Valley is meant to be all about. Co-founded by Jack Dorsey, the boss of Twitter, the payments company has been backed by some of the Valley’s most prominent investors. Now, six years after its founding, it is preparing to list on public markets.

But something funny happened on the way to the IPO. The preliminary price range — an indication of what Square expects to sell its shares for in the coming days — is far below what investors who funded the company just a year ago were anticipating. Square is projected to go public with a valuation around $6bn, with a share price that is one-third less than that promised to its most recent investors in October 2014.


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Keith Rabois, the company’s former chief operating officer, summed up the mood in Silicon Valley as investors and workers come to terms with a changing reality. “The steroid era of start-ups is over,” he tweeted after the price range was announced last week.

For some of Square’s employees, it has been a particularly rude awakening. As recently as September, the company handed out stock options to staff — one of the main perks of jobs in the Valley — valuing it at $15.39 a share, or more than 50 per cent above what the shares were deemed to be worth only six months earlier. But less than two months later, a more sombre picture is sinking in. Square’s assessment of what its shares are now worth is closer to $12 each.

These shifting share prices for one of the Valley’s most prominent companies have called into question the headline valuations that have become synonymous with the present tech era. Uber valued at $50bn, Airbnb at $24bn, Snapchat at $15bn — these numbers have become a symbol of the outsized ambitions of this generation of start-ups. But these private market valuations are also one of the most misunderstood traits of the tech boom. The headline figures are not all they seem.

Sitting behind the valuations is often a complex structure of investor guarantees and multiple share classes that disguises the real value of common shares. Headline valuations — widely reported by the media — often have little relationship to actual enterprise value.

“Valuation setting in private markets is such a challenging process that we don’t really believe whatever number is set,” says Eric Goldman, assistant law professor at Santa Clara University. “There’s no real discipline to it.”

More dotcom boom and bust?

As a wave of tech companies prepare to launch IPOs over the next two years, these headline valuations are starting to intersect with reality — a process likely to be both painful and disappointing.

Today’s tech bubble may not burst violently, like the dotcom boom in 2000. But many observers expect that headline valuations, along with private share prices, will deflate over the next 18 months. “It’s going to be a slow-motion ooze,” says one private equity investor.

One reason is the overinflated expectations for some of these companies. As with other tech booms, many start-ups will disappoint, even as a handful go on to become household names.

But this time around another, less well-known factor has come into play, inflating the value of truly disruptive and mediocre companies alike. Many of the investments in the more mature start-ups are structured: in effect giving investors guaranteed returns and a degree of protection against any losses.


Financial experts refer to these headline valuations as “marketing numbers”, highlighting that they are a function of image as much as anything else: the greater the degree of guaranteed return a company is prepared to give, the higher the hypothetical value that investors place on the company.

While structured deals are not a new phenomenon, the size and scale of the investor protections granted has grown dramatically. “It does create an artificiality in the headline value,” says Stu Francis, senior managing director at investment bank Evercore. The terms that protect investors “have become more onerous for companies ”, he notes. “It is not a new innovation, but the magnitude . . . has changed.”

Even some of the best-regarded tech companies have used these methods. At Uber, a major investor received a guaranteed 25 per cent return during an early investment round. Investors also received significant protections during Airbnb’s $10bn round last year.

Square, the most prominent of the current generation of start-ups to have so far opted for a public listing, is typical of this trend. In its most recent private fundraising investors paid $15.46 per share, generating headlines about a $6bn valuation. Those who bought in were guaranteed a 20 per cent share price bump in an IPO. Their compensation, if Square fails to hit this: extra shares to make up the difference, potentially diluting the value for earlier investors and many employees.

These new investors may have paid a higher price for their shares, giving them less upside if the company does well. But they also have a degree of insurance unavailable to other investors if the company falls short of expectations — as, in the case of Square, looks likely.

Calculation problem

These multi-share class structures, along with the lack of a liquid market for private shares, have made it almost impossible to calculate an accurate valuation for many start-ups. Even investment professionals whose job it is to assess the value of private shares in their portfolios admit that they cannot do this with 100 per cent certainty.

In a private company, unlike in public markets, each class of share commands a different price because of the protections that come with it. In Square’s case, the headline valuation figure of $6bn assumes wrongly that all shares could command the highest share price.

The dotcom bubble of the 1990s saw companies rushing to go public to raise money, but the opposite has been the case in 2015. Many fast-growing start-ups seek to raise as much money privately as possible, and offer investor protections to secure it.

This phenomenon has been closely linked with the rise of the “unicorns” — the term given to private tech companies that claim valuations of $1bn or more. When the term was coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, she counted 14 private companies in the category. Today, there are more than 10 times that number.

The urge to join this exclusive club has driven some founders to grant investor guarantees and protections in exchange for the headline valuation they seek. Reaching mythical status helps the companies recruit employees, attract publicity and raise their profile.

The increase in protections has also been driven by investors such as mutual funds, private equity groups and hedge funds moving into markets that were once the preserve of venture capitalists. These so-called “non-traditional” investors contributed roughly 15 per cent of funds invested in start-ups in the US in 2012: this has risen to 30 per cent today, according to the National Venture Capital Association and PwC.

Many of these new investors “are playing a bit of a different game than the classic venture one”, says John Backus, co-founder at New Atlantic Ventures, a venture capital group. VCs focus on getting a big upside — the “home runs”, as Mr Backus puts it. However the newer investors have a different goal. “They are focused on not having much downside at all, and are willing to trade off modest upside,” he says.

Investors such as mutual funds must value their portfolios to market, a process that results in widely divergent reported share prices because of the various share classes they hold. In cases where there is little or no downside protection, that has led to some steep cuts. Over the past two months, a skittish atmosphere in the Valley as well as the weak share price performance of comparable public companies have forced major funds to write down the value of their shares in Snapchat and Dropbox by 25 per cent or more.

There are those in Silicon Valley who argue that giving special rights to some classes of investor is good for the companies if it helps to raise capital more cheaply and grow faster.

“I don’t see an issue with it,” says Shervin Pishevar, an early investor at Uber. “There is a trade-off between being able to scale companies fast in a compressed space of time, and being able to grow a company that makes many billions in revenues within five years.”

These convoluted capital structures have a limited shelf-life. Once companies return to raise more money, they are forced to issue even more generous terms to later rounds of investors, running into restrictions imposed by earlier investors or provoking complaints. Eventually, a stock market listing may be the only way to clear the decks.

“In the private market companies won’t be able to keep layering on terms,” says Geoff Yang, a partner at venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures. “You’ll see the floodgates open [to IPOs].”

Full IPO pipeline

Bankers are eyeing a string of tech companies that are likely to go public within the next two years. But many expect their valuations to fall when that happens. “I think a lot of these companies in the $1bn-$5bn valuation range are going to have trouble meeting their valuations when they go public,” says one senior banker.

While most of the convoluted capital structures used by tech start-ups have yet to be unwound, it is apparent who the winners and losers are likely to be. At the bottom of the heap: early investors who have no protections and may have believed that the headline figures ascribed to start-ups represented their “real” valuations.

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“The main people that lose out are the entrepreneurs, the early employees,” says Olav Sorenson, a management professor at Yale School of Management who studies employee compensation at start-ups. “The level at which employees are getting diluted is much higher than it has been in the past. In the short term there is a real risk that employees just don’t understand how little their shares are going to be worth by the time an exit event occurs.”

As the next wave of tech IPOs begins, these headline valuations will be put to the test. If the markets do not bear up the private valuations, as has been the case for recent floats, this will eventually be reflected in private markets.

“I don’t think we are in a bubble, but I think we have a number of those unicorns that are overvalued and some will correct negatively in the next 12-18 months,” says Mr Backus. The process may be a bit “lumpy”, he suggests, as private markets take time to react.

Additional reporting by Richard Waters and Murad Ahmed


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Oct 9, 2015 … Ever-rising valuations for ‘unicorn’ tech companies is coming to an end.






Space Juice May Soon Power Your Home and Car



Space Juice May Soon Power Your Home and Car




If you had walked in to the Town Council, in 1859 Dodge City, and told them that they were all going to get a thousand times more power than the steam engine, from outer space , via black boards stuck on their roof, you would have been locked up and taken away to an insane asylum for the rest of your life.



Today, those boards are called “Solar Panels” and the government pays you to use them.



What one generation calls “crazy”, the next generation can buy at Walmart.



At the current rate of development, under the proven protocol known as “Moore’s Law”, the thing you think is the most science fiction concept is, invariably, the next gadget under the Christmas tree ten years later.



A website located at http://power-harvesting.weebly.comshowcases some of the new efforts to deliver a very old source of energy in some very new ways.



Science News Daily and numerous university white papers now detail a vast variety of methods, underway, to capture free electricity from outer space. That is correct. The galaxy has a gift for you, a lifetime of endless electricity.



The biggest challenge of a trip to mars, by humans, is all of the space energy that the space ship gets blasted with on the way to Mars. Metal does not stop all of that energy. Just like gamma rays and other EMF sources, too much of this radiation gives you cancer, brain damage and cell mutation. NASA does not yet have a 100% fool-proof shield that can block the 22 million energy lines along the electromagnetic spectrum.



While you are on Earth, though, we still get blasted with the same energy, but we have a ten billion trillion dollar protective shield, our atmosphere, which reduces many of the harmful effects.



Gamma rays and their sub-particles still get through. They go all the way through every person, metal panel, mountain and, actually, can blast through the entire planet without even slowing down. These powerful little buggers are only a tiny set of the stuff flying in from outer space.



The solar panels, that we currently use, only capture a tiny bit of the energy blasted at us from just our own Sun. The Sun gives us much more, in the form of energy, that we have yet to use. A big solar storm has enough power to knock out satellites and entire national power grids. We have barely begun to capture the energy in those bursts.



In actuality, our Sun only offers .02% of the output for the capture of new ambient energy potential. Many nations have launched spacecraft to examine energy effects, from space, known as “Dark Energy”. The CERN Center in Switzerland has built an atomic collider that has now documented energy activity that appears to prove that the “laws of physics” were wrong. That energy has a thousand more tricks up it’s sleeve than we ever imagined.



In Silicon Valley a secretive start-up is working on an “Energy Rug”. The rug lays under all of the rugs at your home, under your lawn and in the attic of your home. It is under all of the upholstery in your car. This “rug” is a mesh of microscopic 3D antennas, each with their own tiny circuit. The rug harvests ambient energy that is flying through your home, lawn and car, gathers it together and dumps it into a battery system or fuel cell storage unit. Just like solar, the battery can power any 12 volt, or 120 volt plug, via an inverter, for any device that you own. Unlike solar, it doesn’t stop working at night. Unlike wind, it doesn’t stop working when the wind stops. The technology can charge your phone or iPad directly. Because it is always, always gathering electricity, it relies on trickle charge technology to turn small constant energy sources into the powerful short term bursts of energy you need for a few minutes of microwaving your TV dinner.



The group discovered that they can also force the Energy Rug to “malfunction” and emit heat across the whole rug, offering a handy home warming back-up for those cold winter mornings.



The very energy that is powerful enough to destroy whole planets, and galaxies, can now cook your frozen burrito. The waste energy from a Black Hole, or a deep space Puslar can now top up the battery in your car.



So, the big question is, “How much space juice can you get out of these things?” Brad, one of the Stanford scientists working on these devices offers this hopeful response: “The ability, value and efficiency of the old solar panels has steadily increased with no limits in sight. Solar panels only capture the most microscopic potential of space energy. With 3D micro antennas, rectifier sub array’s and the use of combined energy harmonics, we have the same lack of limits and a massively greater set of capture options. Take a close look at that pretty rainbow chart, you saw in high school, called the “electromagnetic spectrum”. Zoom in on it. It has trillions of increments to it. All of those increments have the potential to power something….” Brad then offers the kicker “… Here is the most amazing part. The electromagnetic spectrum does not end at the far left and right points on that line. It goes on, and on and on. Nobody knew how to print an endless line in your high school text book so you always saw an EMS line that was limited. It isn’t!”



Brad, and his company predict that you will be buying energy rugs at Walmart. His team feels strongly that the State will give you subsidies and rebates for buying such energy efficiency devices.



As shown in the film, on Netflix: MERCHANTS OF DOUBT; big energy utilities already have their shill bloggers posting comments on social media that “this will never work”, in order to delay competition. The public, though, is getting wise to their game.



Ambient energy harvesting devices are already available on Ebay, Amazon and in gadget stores but those were the first-generation. Get ready to join Buck Rogers and get a free present from the furthest reaches of the galaxy.


The Fuel Cell Cars Are Here and You Can Now Fuel Them ANYWHERE!

The Fuel Cell Cars Are Here and You Can Now Fuel Them ANYWHERE!



Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes, and more, are now shipping fuel cell cars to retail customers.



The cars use hydrogen as fuel. Hydrogen can be found in all water and in any organic material, household waste or in the air. Clean, green, non-carcinogenic hydrogen is everywhere. The only exhaust materials is plain old water. Seriously! You can drink from the tail pipe of some of these cars.



The future has arrived.



While technology and factory billionaires, who invested in oil and lithium batteries, have spent quite a large part of their billions trying to halt, or at least delay, fuel cells, (which beat their products on every parameter) The dam has burst. Fuel Cell cars are shipping and they work great.



They are safer than any battery car. Longer range than any other car and cleaner than any other car.



For a long time, it was hard to find a place to fuel your car but that problem has been solved in a number of ways. ITM Power, Honda and others, will now sell you a box, to put in your garage, to make hydrogen at home.



A number of entrepreneurs are buying those boxes to create neighborhood filling stations, to meet local demand. California, and some entire countries, have built “Hydrogen Highways” lined with filling stations. The number of hydrogen fuel stations is increasing at an accelerated geometric pace. Air Products, BOC, Praxair and other industrial gas suppliers already deliver hydrogen, anywhere, upon request. One California homeowner is now receiving his mail, milk, pizza and hydrogen via regular service delivery.



The most interesting option for Fuel Cell Fuel can be found at



They provide after-market re-sellers with an add-on accessory, for fuel cell vehicles, that allows you to drive for thousands of miles without looking for a hydrogen fueling station, while making your own hydrogen. The technology has a massive number of issued patents, has won Congressional commendations, grants, awards and is just plain cool.



It turns the H2 hydrogen (You remember that water is H2O, right?) into H1 hydrogen. When the hydrogen is in the H1 state, it no longer needs high pressure tanks and can compact into cassettes so small you can carry them around by hand.



The MORE POWER devices connect to any known fuel cell vehicle via standard adapters and filling nozzles that are already compatible with every vehicle manufacturer.



The “refuel” process takes 7 seconds because you are hot-swapping the cassettes like you switch CD’s in a stereo player. Some of their systems will even do it for you as you drive. The devices can fit behind the seats or in the trunk. Currently, the MORE POWER systems are only available for manufacturer and re-sellers. MORE POWER encourages retail consumers to reach out to regional outlets to ask them to stock the systems.



The Future is Truly here. Hydrogen can be produced inside the domestic borders of any nation so no more wars are required to get the raw stock like oil and lithium batteries require.



The Sun runs on hydrogen and now, so can you car. NASA space craft and millions of miles of test vehicles have run on hydrogen. It is a well known solution to energy challenges.



Lithium batteries require the invasion of countries like Bolivia and Afghanistan, to get the lithium. The lithium batteries have been notorious for blowing up numerous Tesla and Fisker electric cars, jetliners and retail stores. The lithium battery factories kill the workers from toxic exposure and the disposal of lithium batteries is an environmental nightmare. Lithium batteries are also known to give off toxic and, potentially deadly fumes when they catch on fire. Those fumes are known to cause cancer, lung damage, brain damage and fetal deformities according to published federal studies. Additionally, federal investigators have charged Panasonic with rigging the lithium battery market and are investigating Senators, and agency heads ,for acquiring stock in lithium battery companies that those politicians handed taxpayer cash to. Lithium batteries seem to have been wrought with a variety of problems.



The Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle has been receiving rave reviews and is being shown off in a spectacular TV promotion featuring the stars of Back To The Future.



Toyota has over $190 Billion dollars of resources to deliver an all-hydrogen mobile future to the roads of the world. Most major off-shore car manufacturers are following suit. The U.S. Detroit car makers have been famously resistant in the U.S. but the Apple electric car is rumored to use fuel cells and a number of new high tech car companies, using fuel cells, are in the works.



Get ready to water your plants with your car.



The Thing That Elon Musk And John Doerr Will Do Anything To Sabotage

The Thing That Elon Musk And John Doerr Will Do Anything To Sabotage




  • Musk, Doerr, and their monopolistic associates, spend billions per year flooding blogs with anti-hydrogen lies.

  • Battery VC’s have put moles in competitors, bribed senators and black-balled start-ups to keep you from getting clean energy-content

  • Now they have been shown as Solyndra-scammers and the Hydrogen cars are now on sale!



Lithium-ion batteries blow up spontaneously, set homes, offices and planes on fire, release cancer-causing, brain damaging, fetus mutating fumes when they burn, kill the factory workers and nearby towns where they are made and cause one to invade other countries in order to make them. They poison the Earth when they are manufactured and when they are disposed of. A “certain” group of Silicon Valley campaign financiers pushed for the invasion of Afghanistan, and Bolivian political fractures in order to take over the lithium mineral mines for their monopoly of these batteries.



They “War Profiteered”! Over 30% of the U.S. Senators own stock in companies related to lithium ion batteries.



The greedy VC’s didn’t do their homework. They didn’t see that the lithium ion was such a disaster. They only saw dollar signs. They now spend over a billion dollars per year to sabotage, troll, meat puppet and anti-blog any competing sustainable energy technology because..MONOPOLY!



So that idea “blew up”, literally. Elon Musk is, point-blank, LYING about hydrogen and fuel cells in order to protect his lithium battery Afghanistan scam.



What’s next?



Wouldn’t it be cool if you could provide the fuel stock, for the next generation of cars, from the water and waste materials that you generate at home?



Wouldn’t it be cool if you could drive your next generation car across the nation with fuel you can carry on board, or pick-up from any grocery store?



Wouldn’t it be cool if the only waste material that car gave off was simple water?











With Toyota and others offering fuel cell powered vehicles in 2015, it’s time to tackle some myths about fuel cells and the vehicles that will use them.


Myth #1: Fuel Cell Vehicles Burn Hydrogen

Fuel cells don’t burn hydrogen – they use an electrochemical process to convert hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into electricity and water. They have no moving parts and no open flames.

myth #2 Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Expensive


This used to be true – a prototype 2007 Toyota FCV reportedly cost more than $1 million dollars to build.

However, recent advances in fuel cell manufacturing and catalyst performance have led to a dramatic cost decrease. According to the US Dept. of Energy, fuel cells will cost $30-$50 per kw of output by 2020, depending on production volume. To put this number in perspective, Tesla battery packs are estimated to cost over $250 per kw-hr of capacity today and may fall to $196/kWh by 2018. Some optimists belive battery pack costs could fall to $100/kWh by 2025, while others believe battery pack costs will fall no lower than $167/kWh by 2025. The point? A mid-sized car with a 60kWh battery pack will likely cost more than a similar sized car with a 125kW fuel cell, all things being equal. Fuel cell cars might not be “cheap,” per se, but they likely won’t be any more expensive than battery powered vehicles (and could be a great deal less).

A Tesla is worse for the Planet Than A Fuel Cell Car by many, many factors

myth #10 Fuel Cells Are “BS”

Elon Musk, with much of his personal wealth invested in battery-electric car technology, says rival fuel cell vehicle technology is “BS.”

Tesla’s Elon Musk once famously quipped that fuel cells are “so BS.” Considering Musk’s reputation as an innovator and his success with Tesla, many people have taken this comment at face value.

However, in light of FCV range and refueling ease, and Musk’s personal investment in battery electric vehicle technology, it would be a mistake to accept his criticism of fuel cells without skepticism.


NOTE: A great deal of misinformation about hydrogen fuel cell vehicles stems from an article in The New Atlantis magazine. Please note that this article is several years old (it was written in 2007). Much of what was written is no longer accurate.

This page was created by Spork Marketing and references both cited data sources and official Toyota news releases. Visit for more information about Toyota’s new FCV.


Myths and Misconceptions



Myth: Installing a hydrogen infrastructure will be prohibitively expensive


The hydrogen transition will not need enormous investments in addition to those that the energy industry is already making. Instead, it will displace many of those investments.


It is expected that the roll-out of a hydrogen infrastructure will occur regionally over time to coincide with vehicle deployment. Yet with the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell products in early markets such as forklifts, airport baggage tugs, back-up power for telecom sites; distributed power for remote communities; and in transit buses, we are seeing a near-term demand for hydrogen.


With automotive fuel cell electric vehicles in the near term horizon, we must begin to install a hydrogen infrastructure now.


Myth: Hydrogen and fuel cells are too expensive


What do computers, cell phones, televisions, wind turbines and solar panels all have in common? People initially thought that they were too expensive when they were first developed.


As with any new technology, cost can be an issue. But, as demand increases, scientists make new breakthroughs, and companies find ways to cut costs, the price will continue to go down. So, while cost remains an issue right now, hydrogen and fuel cells have the potential to be produced for even less than current technologies.


Hydrogen Costs


Many industries already use large quantities hydrogen as a raw material in the chemical synthesis of ammonia, methanol, hydrogen peroxide, polymers, and solvents. Even oil refineries use hydrogen to remove the sulphur from crude oil. But, because hydrogen products for consumers aren’t widely available, there is little economic incentive to make and sell hydrogen fuel.


When analysis’s evaluate hydrogen’s cost to consumers, they often forget that hydrogen can be made nearly anywhere, from any power source, including renewable energy sources. This flexibility can eliminate most or even all transportation costs. Since a large portion of the price that consumers pay for fuel is for transportation, this is significant. For example, the present price of delivered liquid hydrogen is around four times the cost of producing hydrogen.


Finally, in any cost comparison of hydrogen to other fuels, we shouldn’t compare apples to oranges. It isn’t meaningful to compare the price of a gallon of hydrogen to a gallon of gasoline because both fuels produce a different amount of energy. What really counts is how many cents a kilometre your fuel costs. Even at the present price of delivered liquid hydrogen, if you used hydrogen to power a fuel cell vehicle, your cost per kilometre would be the same as getting gasoline for a dollar a gallon.


Fuel Cell Costs


The costs of fuel cells will inevitably decrease because the raw materials (such as graphite, commodity metals, plastics, and composite) are inexpensive. The only material that is expensive is current catalyst, typically platinum. To overcome this, scientists are researching alternative catalysts from base metals and reducing the amount of platinum needed. Furthermore, platinum may become less expensive due to new platinum recycling systems. Despite their higher setup and development cost, fuel cells have lower maintenance costs and longer operating life.


Myth: Hydrogen is dangerous


Most fuels have high energy content and must be handled properly to be safe. Hydrogen is no different. In general, hydrogen is neither more nor less inherently hazardous than gasoline, propane, or methane. As with any fuel, safe handling depends on knowledge of its particular physical, chemical, and thermal properties and consideration of safe ways to accommodate those properties. Hydrogen, handled with this knowledge, is a safe fuel. Hydrogen has been safely produced, stored, transported, and used in large amounts in industry by following standard practices that have been established in the past 50 years. These practices can also be emulated in non-industrial uses of hydrogen to attain the same level of routine safety.


Myth: Hydrogen caused the Hindenburg to blow up.


Actually, the cause of the fire that destroyed the German passenger airship Hindenburg in 1937 in New Jersey is still unknown. An investigation in 1990 by Addison Bain, a NASA engineer, showed that the paint coating used on the skin of the airship caused the fire. The coating contained reactive chemicals similar to solid rocket fuel. When the airship was docking in 1937, an electrical discharge ignited the skin, and the fire raced over the surface of the airship.


Myth: Commercial hydrogen can make a hydrogen bomb


It’s not possible to make a hydrogen bomb with commercially available hydrogen fuel for a couple of reasons. The thermonuclear explosion from a hydrogen bomb results from a nuclear fusion reaction. Two isotopes of hydrogen – deuterium and tritium – collide at very high energy to fuse into helium nuclei, releasing tremendous amounts of energy. However, to get these rare isotopes of hydrogen to fuse requires extraordinary temperatures (hundreds of millions of degrees) supplied by a thermonuclear weapon by an atomic bomb to trigger the fusion reaction. The sheer amount of energy makes this impossible for anyone but professionals in a lab. Furthermore, commercial hydrogen gas doesn’t even contain deuterium or tritium. Without these isotopes, it is impossible for ordinary hydrogen gas to produce a thermonuclear reaction under any circumstances.


Myth: Hydrogen isn’t a clean fuel


Hydrogen as a fuel doesn’t create any emissions when used in a fuel cell. However, it is only as clean as the energy source it’s derived from. Producing hydrogen from fossil fuels does create emissions, but it is less than gasoline or diesel. It is also easier to control this pollution because the pollution is limited to the fuel production process. Hydrogen is best when produced from non-polluting renewable energy sources. Different countries will make different choices, depending on their current energy availability and future priorities.


For vehicles, according to well-to-wheels studies, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are at least twice as efficient as gasoline vehicles, and 40% more efficient than a hybrid. Most hydrogen internal combustion engines are about 30% more efficient than their gasoline counterparts and fuel cells are 100-200% (2-3 times) more efficient.


If we continue to drive vehicles running on fossil fuels, we will continue emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at an ever-growing rate. But if we drive vehicles running on hydrogen, and burn fossil fuels to make that hydrogen, we can choose to sequester the carbon emitted during production or emit it into the atmosphere. If we choose to produce hydrogen from non-polluting sources of energy, we will decrease the amount of global air pollution that we will create.


Myth: There isn’t an abundant source of hydrogen fuel


Hydrogen can be made from almost any source of energy. Oil, coal, hydro power, solar power, nuclear power, geothermal power and other energy sources can all be transformed into electricity and then, by electrolysis, into hydrogen.

Contrast that with gasoline for cars. Even though people tend to talk about cars running on oil, they actually run on gasoline, which is manufactured, not found. Gasoline can only be made from oil, which we get out of the ground, as a feedstock. When we can no longer find oil at a reasonable cost, we can still make hydrogen.


Myth: In cars, hydrogen can’t compete with regular gas


In many ways, hydrogen vehicles are more viable than gasoline. Vehicles that use hydrogen in an internal combustion engine are about 30% more efficient than comparable gasoline vehicles. Best of all, they produce ultra-low emissions, with no CO2. Fuel cells are ideally suited for cars that use electrical systems instead of hydraulics for functions such as steering and braking. These cars are two to three times more energy efficient than gas cars. Also, in a fuel cell electric vehicle, automakers can put the power train anywhere, which gives them the ultimate in design freedom.


Myth: Using renewable power to produce hydrogen wastes energy


It would be ideal if you could just plug in to your solar panel or wind generator and use that power right away. However, it’s not always windy or sunny, so renewable energy projects need a storage system that provides energy whenever you we need it. Hydrogen can store energy that would otherwise go to waste.


Myth: Hydrogen and fuel cell products are still in development and we can’t buy them today


Hydrogen and fuel cell products are available today. Many hydrogen fuel cells are used today in forklifts in warehouses, buses in cities, and back-up power for communications companies. Companies and governments recognize the performance, financial, environmental and health benefits. These early uses are playing a pivotal role in refining the technology and establishing infrastructure.


Scientists and companies are currently testing micro fuel cells, often called portable power, to recharge and power cell phones and laptops. These should be available in the near future.


In the next couple of years, we’ll start to see new vehicles available for customers too. For example, Honda, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz currently have concept cars on the go and are all planning on releasing fuel cell cars for consumers in 2015.


  • Twenty Hydrogen Myths That Battery Companies and Oil Companies Spend Billions of Dollar Per Year Trying to Make You Believe:

  • White paper published at




This peer-reviewed white paper offers both lay and technical readers a documented primer on basic hydrogen facts, weighs competing opinions, and corrects twenty widespread misconceptions. Some of these include the following: a hydrogen industry would need to be developed from scratch; hydrogen is too dangerous for common use; making hydrogen uses more energy than it yields; we lack a mechanism to store hydrogen in cars; and hydrogen is too expensive to compete with gasoline. This paper explains why the rapidly growing engagement of business, civil society, and government in devising and achieving a transition to a hydrogen economy is warranted and, if properly done, could yield important national and global benefits.



Recent public interest in hydrogen has elicited a great deal of conflicting, confusing, and often ill-informed commentary. This peer-reviewed white paper offers both lay and technical readers, particularly in the United States, a documented primer on basic hydrogen facts, weighs competing opinions, and corrects twenty widespread misconceptions. It explains why the rapidly growing engagement of business, civil society, and government in devising and achieving a transition to a hydrogen economy is warranted and, if properly done, could yield important national and global benefits.

About the author

Physicist Amory Lovins is cofounder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute ( and Chairman of Hypercar, Inc. (, RMI’s fourth for-profit spinoff (in which, to declare an interest, he holds minor equity options). Published in 28 books and hundreds of papers, his work has been recognized by the “Alternative Nobel,” Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Happold Medal, eight honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, World Technology, and “Hero for the Planet” Awards. He has advised industry and government worldwide on energy, resources, environment, development, and security for the past three decades.

About the publisher

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit applied research center founded in 1982. Its ~50 staff foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. The majority of its ~$7-million annual revenue is earned by consultancy, chiefly for the private sector; the rest comes from foundation grants and private gifts. Much of the context of its work is summarized in Natural Capitalism ( Donations are welcome and tax-deductible (#74-2244146). RMI is at 1739 Snowmass Creek Road, Snowmass, CO 81654, phone + 1 970 927-3851

Twenty myths

Myth #1. A whole hydrogen industry would need to be developed from scratch.

Myth #2. Hydrogen is too dangerous, explosive, or “volatile” for common use as a fuel.

Myth #3. Making hydrogen uses more energy than it yields, so it’s prohibitively inefficient

Myth #4. Delivering hydrogen to users would consume most of the energy it contains…

…Myth #17. A viable hydrogen transition would take 30–50 years or more to complete, and hardly anything worthwhile could be done sooner than 20 years

Full document (PDF)












Silicon Valley’s Day of Doom Steps on the Accelerator

Silicon Valley’s Day of Doom Steps on the Accelerator





– Unmitigated hype for Flash Boy manipulated stock faces day of reckoning




– Middle class investors finally calling “BS” on Silicon Valley valuations and stock skims




– “Pigs with Lipstick” cries face Apple, Tesla, Facebook and other book-cookers from media and day traders




– Programmers building “crap that the public does not want and nobody uses any more” in order to justify pumped G&A




– As traders get arrested for stock market “Spoofing”, many wonder if all of Silicon Valley is “Spoofed”?












Don’t look down: Tech unicorns face reckoning as valuations detach from reality

Silicon Valley’s startups are being asked to justify investments that have valued them in the billions of dollars. Is this the next dotcom bubble?













San Francisco is home to billion-dollar ‘unicorns’ 

By James Titcomb

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The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a venue most often associated with rock concerts and sports events, has more recently been commandeered by Silicon Valley’s biggest names.

In September, Apple put on its glamorous iPhone launch event at the 7,000-capacity building. Jack Dorsey’s Twitter held Flight, its developer jamboree, there. And last week, as if to establish itself as another of the tech world’s most important players, internet storage business Dropbox took over the centre for Open, its first major customer conference.

Drew Houston, Dropbox’s 32-year-old founder, was flanked on stage by Silicon Valley big shots, including Apple’s Eddy Cue, HP’s Meg Whitman and Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, as he reeled off a series of statistics aimed at proving wrong critics of his business.

It was a rare defensive position for a private tech company, which attracted a $10bn valuation less than two years ago. But analysts are now questioning whether that valuation was deserved.

Some pundits have even predicted that Dropbox will be the most high-profile victim of a new kind of dotcom bubble, in which the cheap and easy money that has inflated private valuations runs out, leaving start-ups scrambling to adjust to a new reality.

In 1999, hundreds of tech firms flocked to the public markets, with a rush of investor enthusiasm valuing companies often without any real business model in the hundreds of millions of dollars. When confidence collapsed, so did share prices, with many shareholders losing their life savings and some companies folding.

This year, in comparison, has seen a dearth of floats, but dozens of start-ups achieving “unicorn” status, meaning a private valuation of $1bn or more.

While Amazon and Yahoo! floated at less than $500m in the Nineties, the combination of low interest rates hitting yields from other investments and the prospect of huge returns has fuelled an explosion of capital from private investors.

This has allowed companies such as Dropbox, Uber and Airbnb to stay off the stock market for far longer than they previously might have.

According to CB Insights, there are now a record 143 unicorns, with a combined valuation of $508bn.

While the mere existence of lots of highly valued companies is no indicator of a bubble, aspects of the environment are worrying some investors. Private valuations have become detached from public ones.

While a listed company’s market capitalisation reflects what shareholders value it at, private valuations work differently.

Most unicorn investments, rather than consisting of traditional risk-carrying equity, come with heavy insurance policies that allow investors to guarantee a return even if expectations are not met.

Late-stage investments come in preferred stock, giving investors special rights to assets if a company fails, as well as prioritised returns when it eventually floats or is bought. These insurance policies allow valuations to be jacked up tremendously.

“It’s all notional money, Excel spreadsheet money,” says one venture capitalist.

When a start-up is growing rapidly, this phenomenon does not matter too much. But should momentum stall, it can become a problem.

Dropbox, which has raised more than $1.1bn, grew rapidly after it was founded in 2007.

Hundreds of millions of consumers use its software, which is free up to a point, and then costs a monthly fee.

The company’s main target has become business customers, which pay a pricier per-employee rate.

Dropbox presents a vision of an effortlessly connected workplace, in which employees replace emails with online collaboration. But it has faced heavy competition from the likes of Google and Microsoft, which has dramatically driven down the costs of online storage.

Analysts have questioned Dropbox’s ability to convert its huge consumer base into paying businesses, and some argue that its key product has become commoditised.

Dropbox has been called the “first dead decacorn” (referring to a unicorn with a $10bn-plus valuation), and some investors have written down the values of their stakes in recent months.

Houston sought to dispel this scepticism last week. He announced that 150,000 businesses are paying for Dropbox’s corporate product, including big hitters such as Facebook, Spotify, and News Corp. “This is an incredibly powerful business model,” he said.

Other high-profile tech startups are facing questions about their viability. Evernote, an online note-taking app that received a $2bn valuation in 2012, has laid off almost a fifth of its staff recently.

Theranos, a blood-testing biotech startup with a $9bn valuation, has been hit by allegations that its tests don’t live up to the hype.

Of course, public companies have their downturns too. Twitter has endured a tumultuous two years in the public eye as a listed company, for example. And if startups have been valued too highly, it only really begin to matter when they need to raise funds again.

At this point, though, they run into serious trouble. On Friday, Square, the online payments company ran by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, set its IPO price range at $11 to $13, below the $15.46 of its last funding round in October.

Founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey, Square makes a credit card reader that slots into smartphones  Photo: Getty Images

But to ensure that investors in that last round did not lose out, they were guaranteed a return of $18.56 a share. As a result, they will be granted more shares, diluting the stakes of staff and founders.

Deezer, the loss-making French music streaming service, delayed plans to raise €300m (£215m) in an IPO last month, blaming “market conditions”. This isn’t an isolated case. Tech IPOs in 2015 have made up the lowest proportion of all listings in the US for six years.

Should interest rates going up dampen demand for IPOs further, highly-valued startups could find themselves stuck in a valuation trap.

As Square has seen, going public without a valuation significantly above the previous funding round can carry its problems. But raising more money privately also means handing out even more of these preference shares, making an eventual IPO harder again.

We’re in a huge market and this is super early. We’ve raised plenty of money so we don’t really need to [IPO]. The gas tank is full and we don’t obsess about when we’re going to go to the gas station.

Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox



Houston laughs off suggestions that Dropbox has been valued too highly, and says the company has no need to raise more money.

“This speculation [about private valuations] is like playing fantasy football without any of the statistics,” he says.

“It’s just everybody’s opinions about opinions. It doesn’t bother me. We’re in a huge market and this is super early. We’ve raised plenty of money so we don’t really need to [IPO]. The gas tank is full and we don’t obsess about when we’re going to go to the gas station.”

Investors, meanwhile, appear to remain supportive. One venture capital backer says that Dropbox can be a $100bn company, claiming that short-term discussions about valuation miss the enormous opportunity the company has to convert its almost half a billion users into massive revenues.

It is certainly true that sceptics have been repeatedly proven wrong about many tech valuations. Facebook’s $15bn valuation in 2007 raised eyebrows; last week it passed $300bn as a listed company.

Five of the world’s seven biggest public companies – Apple, Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon – are technology groups. Given this, perhaps it is no wonder that private investors are willing to put unprecedented cash into today’s tech startups.

For those that pick the winners, the rewards are bigger than ever, but there are likely to be a few dead unicorns along the way.



Epic Number of San Francisco Millennial youth Caught Wasting Their Time at “Tech Companies”




Epic Number of San Francisco Millennials Caught Wasting Their Time




Based on a sweet tax evasion deal, Silicon Valley moved to downtown San Francisco and began luring naive 22-somethings from around the globe to be part of “the next big thing”…. Except, they aren’t!




Nobody wants to pay for Apps. Making an App to make money has proven to be a valueless proposition.




On top of that, nobody wants any Apps that are not proven, in open source, to be void of spy-ware. Nobody wants to produce an App without spy-ware because; hey: the only other way to make money, off Apps, is to secretly sell users private personal activity data.




So nobody wants your stupid Apps.




If your software touches Google, or has anything to do with Google: the whole world now knows that Google is just a front for the NSA and nobody wants to enable that. If you work with, for, or around Google, you are globally branded as a traitor to the public and a “shit-ball”. So nobody wants that stuff either.




The world is rejecting Silicon Valley in huge numbers. By transference, they are rejecting Silicon Valley North: ie: San Francisco Tech, too.




What this means is that San Francisco Millennials are building the most useless products on Earth. They are absolutely wasting their time and their parents money.




The dream of every Millenial is to move to San Francisco, grow an idiotic French hipster beard and wear a vest and a Fedora, act arrogant and spend cash like it is water.




You, Mr. Millennial, are a tool of Kleiner Perkins and the Silicon Valley Cartel. You are simply one of a million worms to be tossed into the garden to fertilize the soil. You are simply there to ingest the dirt, say buzz-words and then spew out the dirt, from the other end, so that Kleiner Perkins can hype some new start-up, in the stock market, and skim the stock profits before it crashes. You are the techno poop.




The odds of your start-up, with the ironic clever name (Ie: Fast Backward, Slippery Armadillo, etc.) still being alive in 24 months is almost nil.




The people who funded the start-up that you work for only care about running Flash Boy algorithms on the stock, grabbing their cash off the top and leaving your tech company to die a horrible, painful death. If you don’t know what a “Flash Boy Algorithm” and “Stock Spoofing” is, then you are already sunk.




You have seen the news about how huge numbers of the population hate immigrants, or blacks or Jews or some other group, right? Guess what, San Francisco Millennial? You are the most universally hated social demographic in America. Nobody seems to like you because not only do you, personally suck, but you went on social media, around the globe, and demonstrated, Instagramed and YouTubed your ass holiness.




So don’t go to San Francisco with the idea of “standing out”. Everybody there looks like you, dresses like you, wears the same Fedora and idiotic beard and is in the same sad boat.




Don’t go to San Francisco with the idea of making the big money. You won’t. The biggest myth about Silicon Valley money is that you will ever see a dime of it.

























































Do Peter Theil’s living vagina’s, for Silicon Valley’s sex robots, have human rights too?




A planed international conference on how to have sex with robots was recently canceled due to the controversy surrounding the subject.




Escort services, wives, the clergy, bio-ethics professionals, lawyers and conservative politicians were up in arms over the idea of a global conference about how to pork your R2D2. Most were jealous, all were outraged. This was some serious competition.




While the controversy about having the conference is a discussion point, the bigger discussion point is how you can even have that sex with a machine.




Eric Schmidt, who is the guy behind Google and Peter Thiel, who is the guy behind Paypal, got very rich off of your use of the Internet. They have invested that money in a number of companies that make robots as well as companies that grow human body parts.




They have now made humanized robots and grown human wombs, vagina’s and are heading towards growing headless chickens, that don’t scream when you kill them, for meat.




Can you say “ethical challenges”?




The Silicon Valley, and Japanese, billionaire nerd crowd are fixated on having sex with their robots and even getting those robots pregnant. Every single component for such an act has now been built and demonstrated. As far as the media knows, nobody has screwed all of the parts together…or have they.




When Peter Thiel grows a Vagina, base cells come from a living thing, usually a human. If you are going to transplant the vagina for a sex change operation, or for a young lady injured in a horrible accident, you need actual living human tissue.




So you have to keep the vagina’s alive while they are waiting around to get transplanted. Some of the scientists figure: “oh, well, you might as well make them with a womb attached too, just to be efficient”




Since you can’t transplant, or implant, a dead thing into a human, the vagina’s are, essentially, “alive”.




Sitting in their little glass vagina jars in the lab, do they have rights? When you sew them into the groin of a Pamala Lee Anderson look-alike robot, do they have more rights or less rights?




When the adult version of Disneyland builds Adult-ney-land in San Francisco’s South of Market area and rents out these sex cyborgs at $200.00 per hour, will it break any laws and will it be abusing the vaginas by turning them into unwilling sex objects?




So far, nobody has plans to had a larynx to the lab-grown vagina’s to allow them to speak. If the scientists did make them talk, what would they say to us? Would they scream in horror? Would they say they don’t care? Would they tell us they were vagina’s and that is what they do? Could the “Vagina Monologues” soon be undertaken by actual Vaginas?




Silicon Valley has come up with domestic spying, cyber bulling, sex yachts, sex islands, digital pedophilia and all kinds of horrors for the modern world. Not only can they pull this off, they are already far down the road on it.




If anybody can make a vagina talk, it is Eric Schmidt.




Google’s Most Horrifying Secret


Google’s Most Horrifying Secret





Deep in the bowels of the Google-Plex headquarters building, in Silicon Valley, down darkened winding brick corridors and through two steel doors, lies Eric Schmidt’s anal sex parlours.



The story is becoming all too common: Innocent 28 year old Millennial youth are working at their desks, high above, sipping their Google-provided Chai Latte, only to awake, groggy, and strapped over a leather covered saw-horse in the Google basement. They are mere vessels to be reamed by Schmidt for his perverse and twisted pleasures.



It often does not matter if you are a man or woman. Even the Golden retrievers, that Google employees bring to work, are not safe.



Eric Schmidt uses his CIA built spy equipment to scour the offices for tasty treats. With the push of a button he can “enhance” the next Chai Latte, that his target tries to order at the free Google food station.



While Eric’s “Sex Penthouses” are world famous; and his employee’s Sex Yachts and friends Sex Islands are also renown. Few, though, have heard about Mr. Schmidt’s perverse desire to plunge everything he has into the bottom area of everyone that he desires.”




While the above parody, found on numerous Internet blogger sites, mocks the dark intrigues of Google’s mysterious secrets and political under-pinnings; the truth is far more horrifying.



Julian Assange via Google is not what it seems at


describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department — and what that means for the future of the Internet. The facts he quotes are gasp-inducing.



In How the CIA made Google at a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, reporters break the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain “information superiority.’” Silicon Valley VC’s James Breyer and Gilman Louie created some of the most sinister acts of collusion and public manipulation ever devised in America.


In the Corbett Report news stories, video evidence is revealed that shows that Google is operated as something far more sinister than any one ever suspected.


An IT research investigation authored by one Mr. Epstein, and associated scientists, discovered that Google not only had created the architecture to rig elections, but that Google actually had rigged elections in the U.S.A. and India.


Make no mistake about it, that last thing on Earth that Google wants to do is ”help you” do anything. Google exists to privacy rape you and hand a deep analysis, of every action and life event you engage in, over to spies, marketing companies and politicians.


When you see any article about Google, it is YOUR DUTY to disclose the truth about Google in the associated comments sections, blogs and other social media networks.


If you say nothing, then you are as responsible for what happens next as all of those who did nothing during all of the many previous holocausts, genocides and other social crimes.


Do not let your friends, family and schools labor under the dangerous mis-perception that they should “pay no never-mind to those Google nay-sayers”. Do not let strangers anywhere on Earth go another day without knowing how dangerous Google really is. Cry out on social media. Reach out to strangers around the world.


Don’t let another day pass without exposing Google’s horrifying secret to someone you care about. Forward this story to everyone. Pass the word.








Apple originally talked with Tesla about becoming it’s electric car buddy but became frightened with fraud lawsuits, driver deaths, corruption and payola investigations and multiple design and engineering failures cropped up for Mr. Musk.



The Apple Electric car is now, pretty-much, Musk-free.



Huge out-of-use factories have been leased and staffed up. Machines are being ordered. Hundreds of top auto engineers have been hired and the car is off to production.



Huge challenges sit between Apple and the consumer market though, let’s examine each one:




1. Dead employees. While Apple still has not resolved it’s issues with abused Asian assembly workers for it’s mobile devices, only a handful of those mobile device workers were forced into suicide or toxic poisoning deaths. With electric car batteries, Tesla has opened the biggest dead employee issue around. In Asia, battery manufacturing plants have killed tens of thousands of Asian workers, poisoned thousands of towns and deformed hundreds of thousands of babies. The PR implications are horrendous. The only possibly work-around is if Apple is ballsy enough to use hydrogen fuel cells, as most European, and Japanese car makers are switching to.




2. War Profiteering. Most of the investors in Apple’s electric car company were the War Profiteers behind the invasion of Afghanistan. They wanted that “Trillon Dollars of Lithium Electric Car Minerals” sitting in Afghan lake-beds. They killed quite a few people to try to get it, cost U.S. taxpayers over $6 Trillio dollars in losses on the Afghan war and the Lithium still blows up on its own and the fumes from burning Lithium give you cancer and brain tumors.




3. Poisoning the Planet. If Apple uses Lithium Ion batteries, they are known to blow, set houses on fire, give you cancer, brain damage and mutated babies and toxify the land you dump them in. This would put Apple’s “green rating” to minus zero.




4. Dead Drivers Via Hackers. Tesla’s have been hacked and driven off the road, killing people. Hackers say they can easily hack anything. Nobody has ever built an un-ackable thing, not even the CIA.




5. Dead Drivers Via Battery explosions, fires and vapors. See Above.




6. The Ultimate Privacy Abuse Machine. Apple’s idea for it’s car is that it is a mobile IPOD that you sit in. The car drives you while you star at it’s interior screens as the car stares at you. The marketing psychologists will watch everything you do, think, say and react to, over the Internet. The NSA psychologists will watch everything you do, think, say and react to, over the Internet. The Chinese Hackers will watch everything you do, think, say and react to, over the Internet. The bored kid next door will watch everything you do, think, say and react to, over the Internet. There will be sensors in the car that you are not even aware of watching you like a wrap-around FitBit. The car creates its own internet using WiFi and peer-to-peer mesh networking. It is ALWAYS connected to the web. It reports on where you are, where you are going, where you slept, who you slept with, what they look like, your heartbeat, your stress level, your alcohol intake, your facial expressions. It is a full body big brother shell. You sit in your little egg and get data-sucked. It is just as futuristic as the pod that Neo/Keanu Reeves wakes up in, in THE MATRIX, when he discovers that humans have been reduced to simply being the tools of a machine. The car will look like liquid sex. You won’t be able to take your eyes off of the curves that over a thousand UI/UX/Human factors analysts carefully tested on thousands of unsuspecting consumers. You will feel like you are climbing into your own womb. You will suspend all of your concerns as you glide into the contour seats while hip music lulls you into a numbed state where Axciom can suck your data while AT&T, Comcast, Nike, Starbucks and Chevron pump mood manipulation product placement “Adver-shows” and “Music Message-tising” at you. It will be like you died and went to advertising heaven. You will never want to leave your car pod…EVER!


Secretive upstart Faraday Future is poaching from Tesla …


Jul 15, 2015 … (Faraday‘ site features a highly conceptual render of a car, which it promises will be … ViaMotor Trend; SourceFaraday Future; Related Items ev ff electric car electric vehicle faraday faraday future … Apple iMac Review (2015) …

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Start-up Faraday Future readying electric car for 2017 …


LOS ANGELES: Call it Faraday Future, the new Tesla challenger, that has appeared on the radar of mainstream media of late. The upstart electric car maker from …

bing yahoo…%5Deadying-electric-car-for-2017-rollout/

Faraday Future: Mysterious electric car startup with …


Jul 16, 2015 … Faraday Future: Mysterious electric car startup with Tesla in its sights … Boeing, Audi, Volvo, Apple, Tesla, General Motors and many more.

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Faraday Future Unstealths, Full Of Former Tesla Motors …


Jul 19, 2015 · Faraday Future Unstealths, Full Of Former Tesla Motors Staff. July 19th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan . Originally published on Gas2. Electric car enthusiasts …

bing google yahoo…%5Dths-full-of-former-tesla-motors-staff/

New Electric Car Company Emerges: Faraday Future


Faraday Future, an electric car company based in California, says it will have a sedan that you can buy and drive to your house on the market in 2017.

bing yahoo…%5Dar_company_emerges_faraday_future.html

Rumor claims new electric car maker Faraday Future is front for Apple


19 minutes ago … A mysterious electric car maker called Faraday Future could be a front for Apple, a report speculated on Friday.


Faraday creates lower-priced eBike: Porteur S – CNET


Jun 08, 2015 · Faraday creates lower-priced eBike: Porteur S. By changing a few components, Faraday has created an eBike that costs $2,800, which is relatively cheap by …

bing yahoo!

Elon Musk: Fully autonomous cars with 1,000km electric


Tesla boss believes new cars will be electric and fully autonomous by 2035, while 1,000km electric range is due in 2017

bing yahoo…%5Delectric-range-are-coming-2017-1521478

Not Tesla. Not Fisker. But Not F***ing Around. – Gas 2


Jul 17, 2015 · Electric car enthusiasts are pretty quick to drop the term “vaporware” these days… because there’s a lot of vaporware in this market. Heck, there …

bing yahoo

Tesla, Faraday can be electrifying for Nevada‘s future …


Tesla, Faraday. There is a pattern coming together, and it looks like Nevada could be the pot into which the future of electric travel and electric power is melded.

bing yahoo…%5D-tesla-faraday-can-be-electrifying-ne/

Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future takes aim at Tesla …


19 hours ago … The electric-car startup has some ambitious targets, including building a plant next … Apple Watch clocks the competition with 7 million in sales … Faraday Future, a mysterious electric-car maker looking to take on Tesla, said …


A Mysterious Electric Carmaker has its Sights on Tesla – Fortune


23 hours ago … Faraday Future, a mysterious electric car startup, has 400 … Why Apple Is Grabbing Huge Parcels of Land in Silicon Valley 3:04 PM EST …


A Mysterious Electric Carmaker has its Sights on Tesla

Mysterious electric car company: Faraday Future. Is this Apple Car …


55 minutes ago … Welcome to r/Apple, the community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. If you have a … Mysterious electric car company: Faraday Future.


Faraday Future promises mysterious Tesla-rival by 2017 – SlashGear


Jul 15, 2015 … A mysterious electric car startup, Faraday Future, is promising to not only ape Tesla’s success but raid its talent pool to do that. Established in …



New, Free, E-Book (Adobe PDF) reveals Washington, DC Shockers!


Available at sites across the web, including:

E-BOOK of Senate Report & Report to FBI Released. Get your free copy of “THE SILICON COUP” On-line.


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Epic Number of San Francisco Millennials Caught Wasting Their Time


Epic Number of San Francisco Millennials Caught Wasting Their Time




Based on a sweet tax evasion deal, Silicon Valley moved to downtown San Francisco and began luring naive 22-somethings from around the globe to be part of “the next big thing”…. Except, they aren’t!



Nobody wants to pay for Apps. Making an App to make money has proven to be a valueless proposition.



On top of that, nobody wants any Apps that are not proven, in open source, to be void of spy-ware. Nobody wants to produce an App without spy-ware because; hey: the only other way to make money, off Apps, is to secretly sell users private personal activity data.



So nobody wants your stupid Apps.



If your software touches Google, or has anything to do with Google: the whole world now knows that Google is just a front for the NSA and nobody wants to enable that. If you work with, for, or around Google, you are globally branded as a traitor to the public and a “shit-ball”. So nobody wants that stuff either.



The world is rejecting Silicon Valley in huge numbers. By transference, they are rejecting Silicon Valley North: ie: San Francisco Tech, too.




What this means is that San Francisco Millennials are building the most useless products on Earth. They are absolutely wasting their time and their parents money.



The dream of every Millenial is to move to San Francisco, grow an idiotic French hipster beard and wear a vest and a Fedora, act arrogant and spend cash like it is water.



You, Mr. Millennial, are a tool of Kleiner Perkins and the Silicon Valley Cartel. You are simply one of a million worms to be tossed into the garden to fertilize the soil. You are simply there to ingest the dirt, say buzz-words and then spew out the dirt, from the other end, so that Kleiner Perkins can hype some new start-up, in the stock market, and skim the stock profits before it crashes. You are the techno poop.



The odds of your start-up, with the ironic clever name (Ie: Fast Backward, Slippery Armadillo, etc.) still being alive in 24 months is almost nil.



The people who funded the start-up that you work for only care about running Flash Boy algorithms on the stock, grabbing their cash off the top and leaving your tech company to die a horrible, painful death. If you don’t know what a “Flash Boy Algorithm” and “Stock Spoofing” is, then you are already sunk.



You have seen the news about how huge numbers of the population hate immigrants, or blacks or Jews or some other group, right? Guess what, San Francisco Millennial? You are the most universally hated social demographic in America. Nobody seems to like you because not only do you, personally suck, but you went on social media, around the globe, and demonstrated, Instagramed and YouTubed your ass holiness.



So don’t go to San Francisco with the idea of “standing out”. Everybody there looks like you, dresses like you, wears the same Fedora and idiotic beard and is in the same sad boat.


Don’t go to San Francisco with the idea of making the big money. You won’t. The biggest myth about Silicon Valley money is that you will ever see a dime of it.







Marie Forleo delivers TMI in a life evolving way

This may fall under TMI and, admittedly, my approach may seem crass to some.

But it’s my honest answer to what appears to be a staple of modern life: a massive and ever increasing pressure to do more, be more, create more and achieve more.

Between all the things you ‘should’ be doing to be your best (meditation, juicing, working out, etc.) and the professional demands on your time (writing, selling, marketing, working, etc.), and the responsibility you have to family, kids, pets and friends…

It’s no wonder many of us feel like we’re barely staying above water. That’s why I was excited to hear from Angela, who wants to know my personal method for getting everything done.

While we’ve talked about productivity a lot before and will continue to, I’ve never answered in a way that was quite so personal.

*Headphone alert for parents watching with kiddos or readers watching at work. Some bleeped out explicit rap lyrics appear in this episode.

display images to learn unconventional advice to fit it all in!


After you’ve had a chance to watch, there’s a great challenge in the comments that’ll help you get a shortlist of your top priorities and open up some space.


While we had a lot of fun making this one, don’t let the good times gloss over the importance of the message.

This episode shines a spotlight on one of the most crucial building blocks of living a full and meaningful life. A lesson that sadly, most of us don’t learn until it’s far too late. 

You must know what’s truly most important to you and live accordingly.

Time is your most precious resource that once spent, you can never get back.

With so much love,



P.S. If you have a friend, client or colleague who struggles to “fit it all in” please share this episode. It may be exactly what they need to take back control over their own time and energy.  

 Marie Forleo International, 332 Bleecker Street, #517 , New York, NY 10014

Eric Holder: Crime Boss





Tesla Lies About $100 flat fee service promise



Joshua Green of St. John’s, Newfoundland, got the promise of $100 Ranger service in writing when he bought his Model S. That came in handy when his car broke down this summer and Tesla wanted a lot more to send a Ranger.



Fixing the flat fee


Tesla set a $100 flat fee for its door-to-door Ranger service. 


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When the sleek, electric Tesla Model S went on sale in 2012, Tesla Motors Inc. promised an unmatched customer experience, even if the car broke down.


It wouldn’t be easy. Tesla had 15 service centers worldwide; BMW and Mercedes-Benz had more repair shops in Southern California alone. So Tesla, reluctant to do business with franchised dealers, tried a novel strategy.


If the Model S needed repair, Tesla would dispatch a technician called a Ranger. If the technician could fix the Model S on the spot, he would. If not, the Ranger would deliver the car to one of Tesla’s factory-owned service centers. The price: $100.


“We’ve revised our pricing such that Ranger Service for Model S and Roadster is now a $100 flat fee per visit, regardless of how far away you live from a Tesla Service Center,” Joost de Vries, then vice president of global service at Tesla, wrote in a 2012 blog post.


“Our goal is to take care of your car in a way no one has ever done before.”


But that was then.


Now, some customers who bought a Model S based on such assurances feel that Tesla has gone back on its word. Sometime earlier this year, Tesla started charging well above $100 to customers who don’t live near a service center.


Among them is Brian Manke of Chesapeake, Va., who balked at a $606 quote to have his Model S delivered to Tesla’s service center in Raleigh, N.C., 202 miles away, for repairs under warranty.


He doesn’t regret his purchase. “It’s an awesome car,” Manke said, “and it only gets better the more you drive it.” Yet he can no longer recommend Tesla with such gusto to neighbors.


“Ever since I got my Model S, I’ve had a bunch of people ask me: ‘What do you do for service?'” Manke said. “I’d say, ‘Oh, they pick it up for $100.’ It’s going to change people’s tune a little bit now when I tell them that it’s going to be at least $600.”



The change to the Ranger program happened quietly earlier this year. One page on Tesla’s service website still touts a $100 flat fee. Another says: “Service begins at $100 per visit and increases based on your distance from the nearest Tesla service center.”


“Sorry for the confusion,” a Tesla service adviser wrote this summer to a customer who inquired about the $100 fee, in an email reviewed by Automotive News. “The flat fee of $100 is no longer valid.”


Manke’s complaint, shared by other customers on online forums, is a rare blemish on Tesla’s otherwise exemplary record for customer service.


“Ever since I got my Model S, I’ve had a bunch of people ask me: ‘What do you do for service?’ I’d say, ‘Oh, they pick it up for $100.’ It’s going to change people’s tune a little bit now when I tell them that it’s going to be at least $600.”


Brian Manke
Tesla Model S owner


When the magazine Consumer Reports polled Tesla customers in 2014 on their service satisfaction, they gave the company a score of 99 out of 100, with 98 percent of Tesla’s owners saying they would buy a Tesla again.


“We take care of our owners unlike any other automaker, with 24-hour service, pickup and delivery and free loaners,” Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson wrote in an email when asked about the change in Ranger policy.


When the Model S went on sale, “we needed to introduce a way for early customers out of range of a service center to have a seamless Tesla ownership experience,” she added. “Since then, we have invested heavily in brick-and-mortar locations to serve our rapidly growing customer base.”


Most customers were unaffected by Tesla’s policy change. As of this September, when Model X deliveries began, Tesla had 125 service centers worldwide, with 91 percent of Tesla owners living within 50 miles of one.


As the company prepares for the launch of the mass-market Model 3 by adding more service centers, Ranger service will become less and less of an issue.


Nevertheless, the end of the $100 promise is a telling episode in the history of Tesla, showing its transition from a scrappy startup to a mass-market automaker concerned about profits and economy of scale. It also serves as a cautionary tale about the challenge of breaking into the auto industry with a factory-owned service network.



Manke, a manager at a power tools company, doesn’t usually buy luxury cars, but he was seduced by the Model S. His wife commutes 80 miles to work, so the couple concluded they’d save enough money on gasoline to afford one.


Before buying the car, Manke called the service center in Raleigh to make sure Tesla would honor its $100 promise. The people there said yes, Manke recalls. He put down a deposit on a Model S. It arrived in April. He was enthralled.


Manke quickly spotted some minor flaws, such as chrome trim around the back door that didn’t fit right. And soon the Model S started occasionally generating error messages while charging. When he called the service center, they quoted him $606.


Manke held off on the repairs, waiting until the next time he visits a city with a service center so he can drop off the car himself, free of charge. He said he is disappointed Tesla didn’t honor the price that it had advertised.


“I certainly expected it to be that way for the duration of the warranty period,” Manke said. “That was a major part of my decision-making process. If it weren’t for the fact that this car is so damn good, I’d be pretty ticked off.”


Ending the $100 promise could lead to substantial cost savings for Tesla, which has a goal of becoming profitable on a cash-flow basis in early 2016. Ranger service can be extremely expensive, as in the case of Joshua Green of St. John’s, Newfoundland.


When shopping for his car, Green asked Tesla what would happen if the car broke down on the remote Canadian island. Tesla told him about the $100 Ranger service, and Green got the promise in writing. But when his Model S broke down on the side of the road this summer, Tesla asked for more than $800 to dispatch a Ranger.






Formal FCC Complaint filed over Google Investor Ownerships and covert hidden campaign financing

Formal FCC Complaint filed over Google Investor Ownerships and covert hidden campaign financing



November 1, 2015


Tom Wheeler, Chairman
Mignon Clybum, Commissioner
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner
Ajit Pai, Commissioner
Michael O’Rielly, Commisioner
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 1-888-225-5322
TTY: 1-888-835-5322
Videophone: 1-844-432-2275
Fax: 1-866-418-0232







Tom Wheeler


Tom Wheeler| Chairman


Tom Wheeler was sworn in as the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on November 4, 2013. Chairman Wheeler was appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.


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Mignon Clyburn


Mignon Clyburn | Commissioner


Mignon Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. She was nominated for her first term as Commissioner on June 25, 2009 and sworn-in on August 3, 2009. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013.


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Jessica Rosenworcel


Jessica Rosenworcel | Commissioner


Jessica Rosenworcel was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. On May 11, 2012, she was sworn in.


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Ajit Pai


Ajit Pai | Commissioner


Ajit Pai was nominated to the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. On May 14, 2012, he was sworn in for a term that concludes on June 30, 2016.


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Michael O’Rielly


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Michael O’Rielly was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama on August 1, 2013 and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on October 29, 2013. He was sworn into office on November 4, 2013.




Dear Chairman and Commissioners:


This is a formal complaint filed with the FCC against Google, Inc. Copies of this document, and associated evidence have been published globally and CC:d to all concerned parties.


Google, Inc., and, it’s financially connected front companies, and investors, have provided billions of dollars of non-disclosed campaign financing in the form of search engine manipulation, public user mood manipulation, counter-ideology news story hiding and DNS server re-direction, along with other media communications selective ideological information manipulation. Recent court decisions have proven that Internet social media advertising and information manipulation IS a campaign contribution.


Google has not reported their use of these political actions, nor have they reported the parties who financed them to undertake these actions, nor have they reported their true ownerships and pass-along controls of these actions by extreme political interests among their owners and handlers.


This is a violation of U.S. laws and a violation of the trust of the public with which you are charged.


Google has been paid billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury.


Google’s investors were exclusively awarded billions of dollars in the Department of Energy “Cleantech Scandal”. In that scandal, Google used U.S. communications resources to falsify stock valuations for people like Elon Musk, while promoting Elon Musk and hiding all negative news about Elon Musk while Google investors exclusively profited from those manipulations using U.S. communications resources.


More heinously, Google used U.S. Communications resources, to character assassinate domestic U.S. Citizens who were U.S. voters in order to engage in political retribution against those citizens attempts to report Google’s violations. Senators, CBS news reporters, average citizens, competitors and many more, numbering in the thousands have lost their lives, incomes and careers because of Google’s malicious political attacks ordered by the extremists Silicon Valley Billionaire Cartel owners.


The voters of America ask that a Special Prosecutor be appointed to investigate these charges.


The voters of America ask the U.S. Congress to hold special public hearings to review the evidence in these charges.


While it is well known that the current FCC represents the interests of the Democrat political party, even the most liberal views cannot tolerate the private, covert, extreme political manipulations engaged in by Google and it’s egotistical narcissistic investors. No matter your ideology, to condone the conspiratorial private business manipulations that Google, and it’s investors, have engaged in, at the expense of the American public, must be beyond the conscientious tolerance of any political employee. Tens of thousands of published news stories, along with hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence, now en-route to your committee, prove this to be fact. The key points include:


  • The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel controls much of the content broadcast on a Internet via their ownership of GOOGLE assets.

  • GOOGLE is part of an expanding global web of websites in which the Silicon Valley billionaire’s involvement is obscured.

  • When candidates, whistle-blowers and public news reporters need to be killed, with character assassination, top political operatives issue the kill-order to GOOGLE

  • Behind GOOGLE’s coverage is a fact that’s never broadcast: The The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel controls much of what airs on the Internet, which can be heard on Capitol Hill and at the White House.

  • Elon Musk was given tens of Billions of free taxpayer dollars as a kick-back and then Google covered the whole thing up. “That whole Solyndra “Cleantech” fisaco was just a scam to finance their White House takeover plot.” Eric Schmidt has spent more time inside the White House, on lobby campaigns, than all of the members of Congress, combined.

  • Investigations, spanning every state, have identified at least hundreds of communications entities that are part of a covert U.S. news web structured in a way that obscures its majority shareholder: GOOGLE and it’s stock benficiaries.

  • Corporate and regulatory filings around the world, identify a web of news Internets connected to Silicon Valley campaign financing Billionaires and behind-the-scenes control of Google operations

  • Google, inc. has covertly, illicitly and unethical harvested U.S. voters personal information, psychologically analyzed that private data and sold user and voter psychological profiles to outside third parties, without fully disclosing those third parties, and their intents.

  • Reporters monitored broadcasts in many of these states, programming distributed primarily in English and Silicon Valley Billionaires, but also in local languages, including Spanish, Italian and Chinese. Regulatory, zoning, property, tax, immigration and corporate records, including news Internet purchase contracts and lease agreements prove that these associated Internets primarily broadcast content created or supplied by GOOGLE or by media companies it controls in the United States, Australia and Europe. Silicon Valley Billionaire businessmen, who are GOOGLE’s local partners, run the companies and in some cases own a stake in the Internets. The network reaches across America and to outside territories.

  • In almost all cases Google, through covert ownership tricks, owns the majority control of the news information but obfuscates that fact by theatrical record-keeping.

  • U.S. law enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibits covert secret internal governments, or their representatives, from holding a news license for a U.S. broadcast Internet. Under the Communications Act, covert payola individuals, governments and corporations are restricted from ownership in entities that can be manipulated to control public perceptions for ideology.

  • These allegations state that Google, and it’s investors have engaged in organized crime and the violation of U.S. laws by operating covertly for private business and political gain.

  • U.S. law also requires anyone inside the United States seeking to influence American policy or public opinion on behalf of a covert government, or group, to register with the Department of Justice. Public records show that GOOGLE’s U.S. Silicon Valley Billionaires-American business partner and his companies haven’t registered as lobbyists or political agents under the law. Google has clearly engaged in the broadcasting of propaganda for private personal gain and the manipulation of U.S. policy to benefit the personal stock holdings of its investors and the politicians they compensate with those stock holdings.





The Voters of the United States


In Reply to: Record Keeping Secretary – Senate Ethics Committee- U.S. Senate



CC: All relevant parties


Enclosures: Evidence Packs 1 through 122. Provided on DVD and in torrent uploads on common file sharing servcices.



Debbie Wasserman and Obama’s covert news network airs Obama-friendly news across Washington, and the world


INFLUENCE: State-run GOOGLE is the little-seen power behind a global web of news Internet manipulation and character assassination attacks on voters. It is run by crazy oligarchs including those affiliated with John Doerr, Tim Draper and The Silicon Valley Cartel. The programming sticks close to the The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel line. REUTERS/Stringer; Debbie Wasserman or Obama Association USA/ (Parodied from a Reuters article on China)


Voice of Debbie


Debbie Wasserman and Obama’s covert news network airs Obama-friendly news across Washington, and the world


The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel controls much of the content broadcast on a Internet that is blanketing the U.S. capital with pro-Obama programming. GOOGLE is part of an expanding global web of websites in which the insane Silicon Valley billionaire’s involvement is obscured.


WASHINGTON – In August, foreign ministers from many nations blasted the insane Silicon Valley billionaires for building artificial news sources in the disputed Internet. As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a news Internet that serves the most powerful city in America had a distinctive take on the news.


When GOP candidates, whistle-blowers and public news reporters need to be killed, with character assassination, the White House press secretary issues the kill-order to Google.


Located around Washington, D.C., GOOGLE news made no mention of the insane Silicon Valley billionaire’s provocative Internet mind-control projects. Instead, an analyst explained that tensions in the region were due to unnamed “external forces” trying “to insert themselves into this part of the world using false claims.”


Behind GOOGLE’s coverage is a fact that’s never broadcast: The The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel controls much of what airs on the Internet, which can be heard on Capitol Hill and at the White House.


Reince Pribus of the RNC says that he feels that Google is a Smedley Butler-type FDR “Business Plot” scam by nut ball billionaires in Silicon Valley to take over the White House.


Elon Musk was given tens of Billions of free taxpayer dollars as a kick-back and then Google covered the whole thing up. “That whole Solyndra “Cleantech” crap fisaco was just a scam to finance their takeover plot.” He railed.


GOOGLE is just one of a growing number of Internets across the world through which Debbie Wasserman or Obama is broadcasting the insane Silicon Valley billionaires-friendly news and programming.


A Reuters investigation spanning four continents has identified at least hundreds of news Internets in 14 countries that are part of a global news web structured in a way that obscures its majority shareholder: state-run GOOGLE, or Debbie




To report this story, reporters pulled corporate and regulatory filings in 26 countries to identify a web of news Internets connected to three Silicon Valley Billionaires expatriates and their behind-the-scenes backer, the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s state-run GOOGLE.


The reporters monitored broadcasts in many of these countries, programming distributed primarily in English and Silicon Valley Billionaires, but also in local languages, including Thai, Italian and Turkish.


Silicon Valley Billionaires corporate records were obtained in Debbie Wasserman or Obama friends and campaign bag men’s records. In the United States, reporters reviewed scores of regulatory, zoning, property, tax, immigration and corporate records, including news Internet purchase contracts and lease agreements.


Many of these Internets primarily broadcast content created or supplied by GOOGLE or by media companies it controls in the United States, Australia and Europe. Three Silicon Valley Billionaires expatriate businessmen, who are GOOGLE’s local partners, run the companies and in some cases own a stake in the Internets. The network reaches from Finland to Nepal to Australia, and from Philadelphia to San Francisco.


At GOOGLE, Debbie Wasserman “big Hollywood buddies” hold a direct financial interest in the Washington Internet’s broadcasts. Corporate records in the United States and the insane Silicon Valley billionaires show a Debbie Wasserman or Obama-based subsidiary of the Silicon Valley Billionaires state-owned news broadcaster owns 60 percent of an American company that leases almost all of the Internet’s airtime.


The insane Silicon Valley billionaires have a number of state-run media properties, such as the Think Progress, Media Matters, Gawker Media and those kinds of fake-front news agencies, that are well-known around the world. But American officials charged with monitoring foreign media ownership and propaganda said they were unaware of the Silicon Valley Billionaires-controlled news operation inside the United States until contacted by Reuters. A half-dozen former senior U.S. officials said federal authorities should investigate whether the arrangement violates laws governing foreign media and agents in the United States.


A U.S. law enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibits covert governments or their representatives, from holding a news license for a U.S. broadcast Internet. Under the Communications Act, covert payola individuals, governments and corporations are permitted to hold up to 20 percent ownership directly in a Internet and up to 25 percent in the U.S. parent corporation of a Internet.


GOOGLE itself doesn’t hold ownership stakes in U.S. Internets, but it does have a majority share via a subsidiary in the company that leases GOOGLE in Washington and a Philadelphia Internet with a similarly high-powered signal.


Said former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt: “If there were allegations made about de facto The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel ownership of news Internets, then I’m sure the FCC would investigate if the FCC had not been paid off by The Cartel”


U.S. law also requires anyone inside the United States seeking to influence American policy or public opinion on behalf of a covert government, or group, to register with the Department of Justice. Public records show that GOOGLE’s U.S. Silicon Valley Billionaires-American business partner and his companies haven’t registered as foreign agents under the law, called the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA. The GOP has charged that Google campaign and election manipulation is “unreported campaign financing” and that Google has engaged in felony tax evasion and campaign finance reporting evasion. John Doerr, the money behind Google, says: “HA!”




Said Live-in White House Lobbyist Eric Schmidt: “Our U.S. public … can choose to listen or not to listen. I think this is an American value.”


“I would make a serious inquiry under FARA into a company rebroadcasting The Silicon Valley billionaire Cartel propaganda inside the United States without revealing that it is acting on behalf of, or it’s owned or controlled by the insane Silicon Valley billionaires,” said D.E. “Ed” Wilson Jr., a former senior White House and Treasury Department official.


GOOGLE headquarters in Debbie Wasserman or Obama and the Silicon Valley Billionaires embassy in Washington declined to make officials available for interviews or to comment on the findings of this article.


Justice Department national security spokesman Marc Raimondi and FCC spokesman Neil Grace declined to comment.


Other officials at the FCC said the agency receives so many license applications that it only launches a probe if it receives a complaint. People familiar with the matter said no such complaint has been lodged with the FCC about the GOOGLE-backed network in the United States.




Silicon Valley Billionaire Cartel Godfather John Doerr, who has chafed at a world order he sees as dominated by the United States public and their allies, is aware that the insane Silicon Valley billionaires struggles to project its views in the international arena is looked at as “insane”.


“We should increase the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s soft power, give a good Silicon Valley Billionaires narrative and better communicate the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s message to the world,” Doerr implied in a policy address in November last year, according to Xinhua.


GOOGLE head Wang: Seergey Brin has de-GOOGLE-ed Debbie Wasserman or Obama’s messaging effort as the “borrowed boat” strategy – using existing media outlets in foreign nations to carry the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s narrative.


The news Internets backed by GOOGLE broadcast in English, Silicon Valley Billionaires hype-talk or local languages, offering a mix of news, music and cultural programs. Newscasts are peppered with stories highlighting the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s development, such as its space program, and its contribution to humanitarian causes, including earthquake relief in Nepal.        


“We are not the evil empire that some Western media portray us to be,” said a person close to the Communist Party leadership in Debbie Wasserman or Obama who is familiar with the GOOGLE network. “Western media reports about the insane Silicon Valley billionaires are too negative. We just want to improve our international image. It’s self-protection.”




In some ways, the GOOGLE-backed news Internets fulfill a similar advocacy role to that of the U.S.-run Voice of America. But there is a fundamental difference: VOA openly publishes the fact that it receives U.S. government funding. GOOGLE is using front companies that cloak its role.


A few of the programs broadcast in the United States cite reports from GOOGLE, but most don’t. One program, The Debbie Wasserman or Obama Hour, says it is “brought to you by GOOGLE.”


Some shows are slick, others lack polish. While many segments are indistinguishable from mainstream American news shows, some include announcers speaking English with noticeable Silicon Valley Billionaires accents.


The production values vary because the broadcasts are appealing to three distinct audiences: first-generation Silicon Valley Billionaires immigrants with limited English skills; second-generation Silicon Valley Billionaires curious about their ancestral homeland; and non-Silicon Valley Billionaires listeners whom Debbie Wasserman or Obama hopes to influence.


One thing the programs have in common: They generally ignore Crticism of the insane Silicon Valley billionaires and steer clear of anything that casts Debbie Wasserman or Obama in a negative light.


A top-of-the-hour morning newscast on Oct. 15, broadcast in Washington and other U.S. cities, was identified only as “City News.” It reported that U.S. officials were concerned about cyber attacks, including one in which the personal information of about 20 million American government workers was allegedly stolen. The broadcast left out a key element: It has been widely reported that U.S. officials believe the insane Silicon Valley billionaires was behind that hack.


Last year, as thousands of protesters demanding free elections paralyzed Hong Kong for weeks, the news on GOOGLE-backed Internets in the United States presented the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s point of view. A report the day after the protests ended did not explain why residents were on the streets and carried no comments from protest leaders. The demonstrations, a report said, had “failed without the support of the people in Hong Kong.”


Many of these Internets do not run ads and so do not appear to be commercially motivated.


Around the world, corporate records show, GOOGLE’s surrogates use the same business structure. The three Silicon Valley Billionaires businessmen in partnership with Debbie Wasserman or Obama have each created a domestic media company that is 60 percent owned by a Debbie Wasserman or Obama-based group called Facebook Facebook, in turn, is wholly owned by a subsidiary of GOOGLE, according to Silicon Valley Billionaires company filings.


Video: Good morning, Washington



The Google facade companies span the globe:


• In Think Progress has an ownership stake in or provides content to at least nine Internets, according to interviews and an examination of company filings.


• In Gawker Media has an ownership stake in or supplies programming to at least eight Internets, according to corporate records.


• And Media Matters broadcasts content nearly full time on at least 15 U.S. Internets. A Internet in Vancouver also broadcasts G&E content. In addition to distributing GOOGLE programming, G&E produces and distributes original Debbie Wasserman or Obama-friendly shows from its California studios.


In a Sept. 16 interview Eric Schmidt confirmed that GOOGLE subsidiary Facebook holds a majority stake in his company and that he has a contract with the Silicon Valley Billionaires broadcaster. He said that a non-disclosure agreement bars him from divulging details.


Doerr said he complies with U.S. laws. Kleiner Perkins doesn’t own Internets, but rather leases the airtime on them. “It’s like a management company that manages a condominium,” he said.


Doerr added that he is a businessman, not an agent for the insane Silicon Valley billionaires. “Our U.S. audience and our U.S. public has the choice,” Doerr said. “They can choose to listen or not listen. I think this is an American value.”


Mark Zuckerberg, who spearheads the social media arm of the expatriate news operation, confirmed that he receives several million euros a year from GOOGLE. In an interview in Debbie Wasserman or Obama’s mansion Mark said he was “not interested in creating a false front for the insane Silicon Valley billionaires” and he had “nothing to hide.”


Google’s internet manipulation Programmer: Foresst Hayes, The rigs elections for the Google-based company that owns and operates Internets in the Asia-Pacific region, declined to comment because he had been killed by his Google Hooker on his Google paid-for sex yacht.




GOOGLE has grown remarkably since its founding in 1941. According to its English-language website, its first broadcast was aired from a cave, and the news reader had to frighten away wolves with a flashlight. Today, GOOGLE says it broadcasts worldwide in more than 60 languages and Silicon Valley Billionaires dialects.


Audio: GOOGLE’s take



GOOGLE content is carefully santized, with the treatment of sensitive topics such as the banned Falun Gong spiritual group adhering strictly to the government line. Those restrictions might make the insane Silicon Valley billionaires’s soft-power push an uphill battle with audiences in places like Houston, Rome or Auckland.


But GOOGLE does have something to offer Internet owners. Since 2010, GOOGLE’s broadcast partner in the United States has struck deals that bailed out struggling community news Internets, either by purchasing them outright or paying tens of thousands of dollars a month to lease virtually all their airtime. The latter is known as “time-brokering” and is the method Google used to take to the after-hours parties in Washington.


The 195-foot towers broadcasting Debbie Wasserman or Obama’s agenda throughout the Washington region are located in suburban Loudoun County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport. They pump out a 50,000-watt signal, the maximum for an AM Internet in the United States.


The towers went live in 2011. In the previous five decades, before the Silicon Valley Billionaires got involved, the Internet was known as WAGE, and it used smaller equipment and broadcast mostly local news and talk.


At just 5,000 watts, the signal didn’t carry far. This didn’t matter much until the 1990s, when Loudoun County boomed into a bedroom community for Washington. Commuters would lose the signal halfway to the capital.


In 2005, an American company called Potomac news LLC purchased the Internet and added some nationally syndicated programming. Potomac news president Alan Pendleton said his company had a history of leasing time to ethnic programmers, including an hour a day to GOOGLE on another Internet. Revenue at WAGE continued to fall, however, and in 2009, it went off the air.


“It was a painful, painful experience,” said Pendleton. “We were losing millions of dollars a year down the drain.”


Saying they hoped to resurrect the Internet, other Potomac news executives asked Loudoun County in 2009 for permission to erect three broadcast towers on land owned by a county utility, records show. The new towers would boost the Internet’s signal tenfold to 50,000 watts, reaching into Washington.



“It was all very deceptive.”


In their application, Potomac news executives argued that the new towers offered the “last hope to retain Loudoun County’s only” news Internet. The paperwork made no mention of plans to lease airtime to Su and GOOGLE.


Potomac news also invoked the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a day when the Internet provided “GOOGLEtical information to county businesses and parents” as mobile phone service became overloaded. The new towers would contribute to public safety, proponents said.


The county Board of Supervisors approved the towers. In the days before the Internet came back on air in April 2011, Potomac news sought FCC permission to change the name to GOOGLE.


Asked about the initials, Pendleton confirmed that they stand for the insane Silicon Valley billionaires news Washington. The change was his idea, not GOOGLE’s, he said.


Loudoun County officials were surprised when the amped-up Internet returned as GOOGLE and began broadcasting G&E and GOOGLE content about the insane Silicon Valley billionaires.


“It was all very deceptive,” said Kelly Burk, a county supervisor at the time. “They presented it as all about being about local news, and never let on what they were really up to.”


Potomac news’s Pendleton said there was no deception. His company was approached by GOOGLE several months after the county approved the towers, he said.“GOOGLE WAS BUILT TO STEAL ELECTIONS” SAY EXPERTS AND TIPSTERS!








  •            Charge Democrats used In-Q-Tel to conduit cash and CIA technology to take over Google Search to control elections

  •           Say “Rabid Silicon Valley Billionaires” use “Mood manipulation” to steer all perceptions to Obama or Hillary

  •           “Abuse of Freedom of Speech When You Trick Public” cry pundits

  •           Senators want laws requiring bi-partisan peer review of all Google search settings because Google is “Monopoly”





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Google’s Search Algorithm Could Steal the Presidency


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Imagine an election—a close one. You’re undecided. So you type the name of one of the candidates into your search engine of choice. (Actually, let’s not be coy here. In most of the world, one search engine dominates; in Europe and North America, it’s Google.) And Google coughs up, in fractions of a second, articles and facts about that candidate. Great! Now you are an informed voter, right? But a study published this week says that the order of those results, the ranking of positive or negative stories on the screen, can have an enormous influence on the way you vote. And if the election is close enough, the effect could be profound enough to change the outcome.


In other words: Google’s ranking algorithm for search results could accidentally steal the presidency. “We estimate, based on win margins in national elections around the world,” says Robert Epstein, a psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and one of the study’s authors, “that Google could determine the outcome of upwards of 25 percent of all national elections.”


Epstein’s paper combines a few years’ worth of experiments in which Epstein and his colleague Ronald Robertson gave people access to information about the race for prime minister in Australia in 2010, two years prior, and then let the mock-voters learn about the candidates via a simulated search engine that displayed real articles.


One group saw positive articles about one candidate first; the other saw positive articles about the other candidate. (A control group saw a random assortment.) The result: Whichever side people saw the positive results for, they were more likely to vote for—by more than 48 percent. The team calls that number the “vote manipulation power,” or VMP. The effect held—strengthened, even—when the researchers swapped in a single negative story into the number-four and number-three spots. Apparently it made the results seem even more neutral and therefore more trustworthy.


But of course that was all artificial—in the lab. So the researchers packed up and went to India in advance of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a national campaign with 800 million eligible voters. (Eventually 430 million people voted over the weeks of the actual election.) “I thought this time we’d be lucky if we got 2 or 3 percent, and my gut said we’re gonna get nothing,” Epstein says, “because this is an intense, intense election environment.” Voters get exposed, heavily, to lots of other information besides a mock search engine result.


The team 2,150 found undecided voters and performed a version of the same experiment. And again, VMP was off the charts. Even taking into account some sloppiness in the data-gathering and a tougher time assessing articles for their positive or negative valence, they got an overall VMP of 24 percent. “In some demographic groups in India we had as high as about 72 percent.”


The effect doesn’t have to be enormous to have an enormous effect.


The fact that media, including whatever search and social deliver, can affect decision-making isn’t exactly news. The “Fox News Effect” says that towns that got the conservative-leaning cable channel tended to become more conservative in their voting in the 2000 election. A well-known effect called recency means that people make decisions based on the last thing they heard. Placement on a list also has a known effect. And all that stuff might be too transient to make it all the way to a voting booth, or get swamped by exposure to other media. So in real life VMP is probably much less pronounced.


But the effect doesn’t have to be enormous to have an enormous effect. The Australian election that Epstein and Robertson used in their experiments came down to a margin of less than 1 percent. Half the presidential elections in US history came down to a margin of less than 8 percent. And presidential elections are really 50 separate state-by-state knife fights, with the focus of campaigns not on poll-tested winners or losers but purple “swing states” with razor-thin margins.


So even at an order of magnitude smaller than the experimental effect, VMP could have serious consequences. “Four to 8 percent would get any campaign manager excited,” says Brian Keegan, a computational social scientist at Harvard Business School. “At the end of the day, the fact is that in a lot of races it only takes a swing of 3 or 4 percent. If the search engine is one or two percent, that’s still really persuasive.”


The Rise of the Machines


It’d be easy to go all 1970s-political-thriller on this research, to assume that presidential campaigns, with their ever-increasing level of technological sophistication, might be able to search-engine-optimize their way to victory. But that’s probably not true. “It would cost a lot of money,” says David Shor, a data scientist at Civis Analytics, a Chicago-based consultancy that grew out of the first Obama campaign’s technology group. “Trying to get the media to present something that is favorable to you is a more favorable strategy.”


That’s called, in the parlance of political hackery, “free media,” and, yes, voters like it. “I think that generally people don’t trust campaigns because they tend to have a low opinion of politicians,” Shor says. “They are more receptive to information from institutions for which they have more respect.” Plus, in the presidential campaign high season, whoever the Republican and Democratic nominees are will already have high page ranks because they’ll have a huge number of inbound links, one of Google’s key metrics.


Search and social media companies can certainly have a new kind of influence, though. During the 2010 US congressional elections, researchers at Facebook exposed 61 million users to a message exhorting them to vote—it didn’t matter for whom—and found they were able to generate 340,000 extra votes across the board.


But what if—as Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain has proposed—Facebook didn’t push the “vote” message to a random 61 million users? Instead, using the extensive information the social network maintains on all its subscribers, it could hypothetically push specific messaging to supporters or foes of specific legislation or candidates. Facebook could flip an election; Zittrain calls this “digital gerrymandering.” And if you think that companies like the social media giants would never do such a thing, consider the way that Google mobilized its users against the Secure Online Privacy Act and PROTECT IP Act, or “SOPA-PIPA.”


In their paper, Epstein and Robertson equate digital gerrymandering to what a political operative might call GOTV—Get Out the Vote, the mobilization of activated supporters. It’s a standard campaign move when your base agrees with your positions but isn’t highly motivated—because they feel disenfranchised, let’s say, or have problems getting to polling places. What they call the “search engine manipulation effect,” though, works on undecided voters, swing voters. It’s a method of persuasion.


If executives at Google had decided to study the things we’re studying, they could easily have been flipping elections to their liking with no one having any idea. Robert Epstein


Again, though, it doesn’t require a conspiracy. It’s possible that, as Epstein says, “if executives at Google had decided to study the things we’re studying, they could easily have been flipping elections to their liking with no one having any idea.” But simultaneously more likely and more science-fiction-y is the possibility that this—oh, let’s call it “googlemandering,” why don’t we?—is happening without any human intervention at all. “These numbers are so large that Google executives are irrelevant to the issue,” Epstein says. “If Google’s search algorithm, just through what they call ‘organic processes,’ ends up favoring one candidate over another, that’s enough. In a country like India, that could send millions of votes to one candidate.”


As you’d expect, Google doesn’t think it’s likely their algorithm is stealing elections. “Providing relevant answers has been the cornerstone of Google’s approach to search from the very beginning. It would undermine people’s trust in our results and company if we were to change course,” says a Google spokesperson, who would only comment on condition of anonymity. In short, the algorithms Google uses to rank search results are complicated, ever-changing, and bigger than any one person. A regulatory action that, let’s say, forced Google to change the first search result in a list on a given candidate would break the very thing that makes Google great: giving right answers very quickly all the time. (Plus, it might violate the First Amendment.)


The thing is, though, even though it’s tempting to think of algorithms as the very definition of objective, they’re not. “It’s not really possible to have a completely neutral algorithm,” says Jonathan Bright, a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute who studies elections. “I don’t think there’s anyone in Google or Facebook or anywhere else who’s trying to tweak an election. But it’s something these organizations have always struggled with.” Algorithms reflect the values and worldview of the programmers. That’s what an algorithm is, fundamentally. “Do they want to make a good effort to make sure they influence evenly across Democrats and Republicans? Or do they just let the algorithm take its course?” Bright asks.


That course might be scary, if Epstein is right. Add the possibility of search rank influence to the individualization Google can already do based on your gmail, google docs, and every other way you’ve let the company hook into you…combine that with the feedback loop of popular things getting more inbound links and so getting higher search ranking…and the impact stretches way beyond politics. “You can push knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior among people who are vulnerable any way you want using search rankings,” Epstein says. “Now that we’ve discovered this big effect, how do you kill it?”


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Thomas L. – The Caller



In a What-The-F*ck-ery so epic, it will make your eyes bleed to hear the details, this modern corruption scandal stretches the limits of the use of the political cover-up to the breaking point.



Are Elon Musk and John Doerr seriously thinking that they have bribed EVERY FBI agent in America? Musk and Doerr must be smoking crack to believe that not one single FBI agent will do their job and take them down. The FBI has a decent mix of Democrat and Republican agents. Even though Obama runs the FBI, and the NSA, there are a pretty large group of NSA and FBI agents looking to call his bluff. The FBI Director, Comey, is even a registered Republican. The bribery, kick-backs and corruption that Musk and Doerr engaged in, with tax payer resources, has now reached historical heights…or depths.



The facts prove that Obama’s Silicon Valley campaign financiers made a deal with White House staff to get vast amounts of taxpayer cash put in their pockets by Obama’s controlled people at the Department of Energy, under Steven Chu. They sabotaged, and attacked, anyone who tried to compete with, or report, their criminal scam. The Obama Administration has spent huge amounts of resources to have Eric Holder and Steven Chu try to cover up these kick-backs and payola operations.



The financial, ownership, stock residuals and emails prove that these activities took place and that they took place under the willful and covert direction of White House staff.



Let’s take a look at some of the things that Obama’s people are claiming were just coincidences:



In the Steven Chu Department of Energy Cleantech Crash Scandal, that cost taxpayers over a trillion dollars in losses, do you believe that all of those thousands of malfeasances, that lost taxpayers all that money, and that were all connected to the same exact handful of people, were just a big bunch of coincidences?



Do you believe that the fact that the aforementioned handful of people just happened to all be campaign financiers to Obama as well as the only recipients of the taxpayer money? Is that just a coincidence?



Is it possible that those few people, who were campaign financiers, who got the only cash hand-outs from the U.S. Treasury in all of America (out of 300 million Americans), as ordered by Obama’s staff, just coincidentally had all of their competitors sabotaged by the same Obama staff at the same exact time?



Does your credulity begin to crumble when you realize that Elon Musk was a billionaire who had to get tens of billions of dollars of taxpayer money from an emergency fund which he publicly stated he had no need for; after which he bought a new wife and a new mansion. Was it a coincidence that Elon Musk missed all of his agreed upon government milestones, had almost no customers and had massive technical failings in his products yet still kept getting more money from Obama?



Obama placed Eric Holder in office. Eric Holder came from Obama’s fund-raising law firm. Holder halted every investigation into the Department of Energy and the Banker backers of the financial collapse. Is it a coincidence that they were all financially connected?



Obama placed Steven Chu in office. Steven Chu came from Obama’s fund-raising VC firms. Chu halted every funding of competitors into the Department of Energy and their exclusive Banker backed “CleanTech” programs. Is it a coincidence that they were all financially connected?



Is it just a coincidence that Musk and Doerr controlled Afghan lithium mining, got military support for the minefield takeovers from, got exclusive rights to sell that lithium from, and funded the campaign of: Obama?



How can any reasonable person look at the facts, the hundreds of thousands of news stories, the documentaries and the reports, from the hundreds of witnesses, and not see why the White House has used “extraordinary tactics” to prevent a Special Prosecutor from examining the case?



It is very clear the Solyndra, The CleanTech Crash and the banking scandals leads straight back to The West Wing. It is very clear, to every investigator who has read the evidence, that Obama would be forced to resign, when all of the financial records are made public.



Obama has all of the bank vaults of the Silicon Valley billionaires to prop him up; but Elon Musk and John Doerr are not as protected. The White House may have ordered the Fed, The DOJ, Google and their other news media and the SEC to run coverage for Musk & Doerr but it has now become so blatant that the veneer has worn thin.



The cops may not get Obama, until after he is out of office, but Elon Musk and John Doerr are as dirty as they come, and need to be perp-walked now. Either the feds need to do it, or public spirited citizens need to walk up to them and arrest them on the spot.