Decent Blasts From the Recent Past


Decent Blasts From The Recent Past

VNV Nation is clearly a blast from the past.

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The Obama-Clinton regime certainly had some amazing “blasts from the past” of Lockheed-Martin and HSBC.

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In particular, Comey was a blast, in the following sense:

When President Obama nominated Comey to become FBI director in 2013, Comey promised the United States Senate that he would recuse himself on all cases involving former employers.
But Comey earned $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin became a Clinton Foundation donor that very year.
Comey served as deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft for two years of the Bush administration. When he left the Bush administration, he went directly to Lockheed Martin and became vice president, acting as a general counsel.
How much money did James Comey make from Lockheed Martin in his last year with the company, which he left in 2010? More than $6 million in compensation.
Lockheed Martin is a Clinton Foundation donor. The company admitted to becoming a Clinton Global Initiative member in 2010.
According to records, Lockheed Martin is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, which paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.
In 2010, Lockheed Martin won 17 approvals for private contracts from the Hillary Clinton State Department.
HSBC Holdings
“Mr. Comey’s appointment will be for an initial three-year term which, subject to re-election by shareholders, will expire at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting,” according to HSBC company records.
HSBC Holdings and its various philanthropic branches routinely partner with the Clinton Foundation. For instance, HSBC Holdings has partnered with Deutsche Bank through the Clinton Foundation to “retrofit 1,500 to 2,500 housing units, primarily in the low- to moderate-income sector” in “New York City.”
“Retrofitting” refers to a Green initiative to conserve energy in commercial housing units. Clinton Foundation records show that the Foundation projected “$1 billion in financing” for this Green initiative to conserve people’s energy in low-income housing units.
Who Is Peter Comey?
When our source called the Chinatown offices of D.C. law firm DLA Piper and asked for “Peter Comey,” a receptionist immediately put him through to Comey’s direct line. But Peter Comey is not featured on the DLA Piper website.
Peter Comey serves as “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas” for DLA Piper. James Comey was not questioned about his relationship with Peter Comey in his confirmation hearing.
DLA Piper is the firm that performed the independent audit of the Clinton Foundation in November during Clinton-World’s first big push to put the email scandal behind them. DLA Piper’s employees taken as a whole represent a major Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign donation bloc and Clinton Foundation donation base.
And here is another thing: Peter Comey has a mortgage on his house that is owned by his brother James Comey, the FBI director.
Peter Comey’s financial records, obtained by Breitbart News, show that he bought a $950,000 house in Vienna, Virginia, in June 2008. He needed a $712,500 mortgage from First Savings Mortgage Corporation.
But on January 31, 2011, James Comey and his wife stepped in to become Private Party lenders. They granted a mortgage on the house for $711,000. Financial records suggest that Peter Comey took out two such mortgages from his brother that day.
This financial relationship between the Comey brothers began prior to James Comey’s nomination to become director of the FBI.
DLA Piper did not answer Breitbart News’ question as to whether James Comey and Peter Comey spoke at any point about this mortgage or anything else during the Clinton email investigation.
Peter Comey Re-Designed the FBI Building
FBI Director James Comey grew up in the New Jersey suburbs with his brother Peter. Both Comeys were briefly taken captive in 1977 by the “Ramsey rapist,” but the boys managed to escape through a window in their home, and neither boy was harmed.
James Comey became a prosecutor who worked on the Gambino crime family case. He went on to the Bush administration, a handful of private sector jobs, and then the Obama administration in 2013.
Peter Comey, meanwhile, went into construction.
After getting an MBA in real estate and urban development from George Washington University in 1998, Peter Comey became an executive at a company that re-designed George Washington University between 2004 and 2007 while his brother was in town working for the Bush administration.
In January 2009, at the beginning of the Obama administration, Peter Comey became “a real estate and construction consultant” for Procon Consulting.
Procon Consulting’s client list includes “FBI Headquarters Washington, DC.”
So what did Procon Consulting do for FBI Headquarters? Quite a bit, apparently. According to the firm’s records:
Procon provided strategic project management for the consolidation of over 11,000 FBI personnel into one, high security, facility.
Since 1972 the Federal Bureau of Investigation has had its headquarters in a purpose built 2.1 million square foot building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Having become functionally obsolete and in need of major repairs, GSA and the FBI were considering ways to meet the space needs required to maintain the Bureau’s mission and consolidate over 11,000 personnel.
Procon assisted GSA in assessing the FBI’s space needs and options for fulfilling those needs. Services provided included project management related to site evaluations, budgeting, due diligence, and the development of procurement and funding strategies.
Those “funding strategies” included talking to “stakeholders”: “Worked with stakeholders and key leadership to identify strategic objectives, goals and long range plans for capital and real estate projects.”
Procon Consulting obtained its contract for FBI Headquarters prior to James Comey’s nomination to serve as director of the FBI.
In June 2011, Peter Comey left Procon Consulting to become “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas” for DLA Piper.
Peter Comey has generated some controversy in that role.

 

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Bill Moyers wrote, in a Chatauqua lecture:

Capitalism produces winners and losers big time.  The winners use their wealth to gain political power, often through campaign contributions and lobbying.  In this way, they only increase their influence over the choices made by the politicians indebted to them. …both parties cater to wealthy individuals and interests seeking to enrich their bottom lines with the help of the policies of the state (loopholes, subsidies, tax breaks, deregulation).  No matter which party is in power, the interests of big business are largely heeded.

… plutocracy and democracy don’t mix. As the late (and great) Supreme Court Justice (((Louis Brandeis))) said, “We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Of course the rich can buy more homes, cars, vacations, gadgets, and gizmos than anyone else, but they should not be able to buy more democracy.

 

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Some time ago, the Zbig Man On Campus quietly climbed down from his previous blueprint for Spurdoburger domination of the planet.  His climb-down is noted at this following page:

https://vultureofcritique.wordpress.com/racketeers/racketeers-who-signal-retreat/the-broken-chessboard/

 

 

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Operating without any actual evidence, a recent Times article by Neil MacFarquhar sought to trace public challenges to official U.S. government narratives on world events to a massive “disinformation” campaign by Russian intelligence.

The Times’ position is particularly outrageous because many key claims by the U.S. government, including some used to justify aggressive wars against other countries, have turned out to be false. Indeed, the Times has been caught peddling some of these bogus claims…

Most memorably, in 2002, the Times pushed disinformation about the Iraqi government reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, a lie that was then cited by Vice President Dick Cheney and other senior officials to help stampede the American people behind the 2003 invasion of Iraq. …

any reporting or commenting on significant foreign policy issues could open a journalist or a citizen to a U.S. government investigation into whether you are part of some nefarious Russian propaganda/disinformation scheme.

This McCarthyistic investigative style has already begun to have a chilling effect on public debate in the United States where dissident views on Russia, Syria or other hot topics are quickly disparaged as enemy propaganda. Almost anyone who questions whether a new, costly and dangerous Cold War is necessary is immediately tagged as a “Russian agent of influence,” a “Putin apologist,” or a “Moscow stooge.”

https://consortiumnews.com/2016/09/07/new-york-times-and-the-new-mccarthyism/

 

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http://www.g2mil.com/Defending_Empire2.htm

 

Lesser known moments of the Times serving as a disinformation conduit include a discredited assertion about the 2013 sarin attack in Syria, in which the Times purported to show how the flight paths of two missiles traced back to a Syrian military base, only later to grudgingly acknowledge that aeronautical experts judged that the one missile found to be carrying sarin had a maximum range of about one-fourth the required distance.

During the 2014 Ukraine crisis, the Times accepted photographs from the U.S. State Department which purported to show Russian military personnel in Russia and then later inside Ukraine, except that it turned out that the photograph supposedly taken in Russia was actually taken in Ukraine, destroying the premise of the Times article.

 

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Mistah Poe – he declassified:

Department of State has declassified documents confirming the activities of Tony Poe, aka Anthony Poshepny, a CIA officer (cryptonym allegedly “UPIN,” cover allegedly “Air Operations Officer, Continental Air Services”) who conducted field operations in Thailand, Cambodia, and most prominently Laos from the 1950s to 1974.

Poe is frequently cited as a basis for Colonel Kurtz, … Apocalypse Now, a CIA operative who –far removed from western influence– had “gone native” and was running his own army deep into the jungle of Indochina.  Though both Poe and Coppola denied that he was the basis for Kurtz,  the similarities are pronounced…

https://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/state-declassifies-documents-on-legendary-tony-po-and-his-secret-army/

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Summary: Jarheads who tried to stop child abuse got punished, and some got assassinated.

US Navy lawyers have advised against hearing a Marine’s appeal on the premise that it would grant attention to an Afghan sex slave scandal. The officer sent a classified memo via his own email to warn fellow Marines of danger, shortly before three were killed.

…Captain Brian Donlon reached out to a fellow Marine Corps officer – Major Jason Brezler, then in the USMC Reserves – to ask about Sarwar Jan, a police chief in Afghanistan’s Helmand province with a reputation for corruption and keeping boys as sex slaves. Brezler answered by sending a dossier on Jan, using his Yahoo email account. Donlon warned him the document was classified, and refused to open it; Brezler reported the violation to the military authorities himself.

Seventeen days later, on August 10, 2012, Ainuddin Khudairaham – one of Jan’s “servants” – broke into the base gym and shot four Marines, three of them fatally. Meanwhile, Brezler got into trouble for trying to warn his fellow Marines about Jan. A NCIS investigation into the email found classified documents on the computers he voluntarily turned over, and in December 2013, the Marine Corps decided to dismiss him from service.

When Brezler appealed, the Navy lawyers at Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps said that holding a new hearing would renew media attention to the scandal surrounding the child sex abuse by Washington’s allies in Afghanistan.

https://www.rt.com/usa/357946-sex-slave-afghanistan-marine/

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The problem with giving handouts to the poor is that the people in charge of giving the handouts are considerably more corrupt than the poor people who are supposed to receive the handouts.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/most-welfare-dollars-dont-go-directly-to-poor-people-anymore/

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Just as much as modern neoliberalism demands a blind adherence to a rigidly held set of ideological positions that are increasingly out of step with human nature and reality, so also does modern conservatism.

One of the most obvious examples of this is the conservative/libertarian idolization of “rugged individualism” and “the sovereign individual.” Conservatives and libertarians have created an elaborate mythology that places the “rugged individual” at the center of the American experience.

Church, Männerbund, And Militia

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I don’t agree with the following – it is rhetoric rather than proof.  However, the exercise of arguing against it would be of scholarly value:

The repression in the Nationalist zones was more centralized and much more effective than the bloodthirsty Reds. Though often carried out by right-wing civilian vigilante groups, the White Terror (or la Represión Franquista) was practically from the beginning institutionalized under a military court martial system (the trials were fair, but firm). It was also more efficient, for, being under more coordinated direction, it was concentrated against the most dangerous opposition elements.

http://therightstuff.biz/2016/08/08/communist-revolution-and-fascist-revenge-spains-cautionary-tale/
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Umbrage has been taken to the following allegations:

Jews are responsible for the sinking of the Titanic, the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and the terrorist attacks in the US on 11 September 2001, according to a short film broadcast recently on REN TV….
The more recent film switches from past to the present tense and extends the conspiracy to Chernobyl, the collapse of the USSR in 1991 and 9/11, stating that the “Arab terrorists were unjustly blamed for the attacks”….

https://archive.is/9ltck#selection-367.128-391.275

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Muslim terrorists are just Israeli stooges.

Israeli Think Tank: Don’t Destroy Islamic State

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Wiretapping
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160824/05570735324/arrest-warrant-issued-district-attorney-involved-deas-california-wiretap-warrant-mill.shtml

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No Such Agency has selective dieas of “security”:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160824/09221235330/to-nsa-word-security-is-synonymous-with-gaping-unpatched-holes-us-developers-software.shtml

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Police State America has devised a new way to track dissidents or person’s of interest, they’re calling it Pay-By-Plate. Raytheon’s Pay-By-Plate system will allow police to “Hotlist” motorists across the country.

According to the Boston Globe, officials are working with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to draft a list of all situations that warrant “Hotlist” use.

http://massprivatei.blogspot.tw/2016/08/police-use-pay-by-plate-to-hotlist.html

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Cisco is a Vichy tech company:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/08/nsa-linked-cisco-exploit-poses-bigger-threat-than-previously-thought/

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Prisons such as CCA exist to make private profits from public expense:

http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/top-private-prison-firm-tries-to-prevent-public-disclosure-of-documents-exposing-prison-operations-160926?news=859381

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It’s never actually safe to be a genuine dissident:

The Million Dollar Dissident: NSO Group’s iPhone Zero-Days used against a UAE Human Rights Defender

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The Japanese slogan “Support the emperor, expel the foreign barbarians” might get updated for countries outside Japan, with no emperors…

http://archive.is/CaZ5p

Plot twist: the Mighty Whiteys might teach the locals HOW to expel foreign barbarians:

Teaching White Nationalism in a Chinese University

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Lots of people are dying in Yemen.  Probably because they are getting killed.  People die when they are killed:

https://theintercept.com/2016/08/25/the-death-toll-in-yemen-is-so-high-the-red-cross-has-started-donating-morgues-to-hospitals/

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Bonus blast from the Akina Nakamori:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/404061-Akina-Nakamori

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