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George Soros, Open Society Foundations, Reddit

Note from Dr. Eowyn:

Deplorable Patriot was a moderator on a pro-Trump Sub-Reddit thread, “Great Awakening”, which was recently banned by Reddit. Happily, “Great Awakening” relocated the same day to VOAT (here and here) and 8chan, where Deplorable Patriot continues to serve as a moderator.

INTO THE RABBIT HOLE WE GO

We now know that George Soros and the Open Society Foundation have been linked with Reddit employees in a mission to suppress Trump support groups on Reddit.

Current director of policy at Reddit, Jessica Ashooh.

Jessica Ashooh is believed by some to be responsible for the account “arabscarab,” which has been leading the charge to shut down the Q Anon movement on the Reddit platform — The Great Awakening, the second-largest pro-Trump subreddit. Ashooh started working for Reddit after an executive stint at the George Soros-funded Atlantic Council, which is also reportedly funded by the Chinese.

We also have a D list Free Lance reporter, D list rating being a gift on my part.    Click link below tweet to see where he admits to being connected to the Clinton Foundation in the comment section.

Rob Rousseau:

“I don’t always love working at reddit but personally getting to shut down the qanon sub because they were getting too close to exposing the truth was pretty special.”

https://twitter.com/robrousseau/status/1040001793818865664

This is the same guy who said:

“I would rather my daughter dated a member of  MS-13 than a member of the Republican Party”

https://twitter.com/robrousseau/status/997190886009245696?lang=en

Here is additional information that I have discovered

Various techniques to attack Trump support groups have been discovered and made public in the recent past. That is a whole conversation on its own so I will not get into that. I would just like to add one more method to the list. It’s a tool to assist individuals with their effort to take down various subreddits and individuals. This tool is called the Soros Enhancement Suite (SES). Information to what is in SES is limited; access to the information is at a location on Reddit that is private — “Invite only”. I know of its existence because of the following screenshot.

This is what you will find on the page. Here is the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/TopMindsOfReddit/comments/9goxc5/request_for_feedback_ses_upgrades_and_release/

Request for feedback: SES upgrades and release planning from TopMindsOfReddit

Now we know that technology linked to Soros is actually a reality. We also know with absolute certainty that r/TopMindsOfReddit is promoting it. But who is using the technology? We’ve heard rumors that there are people who get paid to disrupt pro-Trump subreddits. These individuals often brag about what they are doing and how they receive payment from Soros. When we confront them, they claim they are “joking and it’s irony.” Whatever. The following screenshot is part of what I have discovered. What you see here is a ledger that dates back 8 months. It’s a pay ledger which shows payments and members who received payments. Notice the Open Society Bot. Bots are portable AI’s that can be programmed to do various tasks.

Here is the link to the ledger: https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenSocietyBot/wiki/ledger

Now we have have proof of transactions being made and some of the individuals paid. I should also tell you that if you read the page, top to bottom including all comments, you’ll see more than enough evidence to support my claims. This applies to all screenshots I’ve provided here.

You might ask, “What are they paid with?”. Let me introduce you to the “Sorosbux”.

This is what you will find on page.  Here is the link:

https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/7s1wyk/introducing_sorosbux_a_centralized_decentralized/

Introducing SorosBux, a centralized decentralized pre-mined fiat cryptocurrency for all your shilling needs. from neoliberal

 Here is the page that links you to everything:

https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/78b7z1/updates_regarding_ctr_payments_and_general/

In the comment section you will  find “If your payment is overdue, write an email to transactions@opensocietyfoundations.org.

Updates regarding CTR payments, and general reminders about getting paid from neoliberal

You will notice that it mentions to get a “waves” account to withdraw your funds. I followed their instructions and set up an online wallet. These are some of the various way to cash out at “Waves”.

Here is the link to set up a Waves account: https://waveswallet.io/

That about covers it.  There is definitely some there there.  I believe this says just about all you need to know.  This is what I was able to release.  I have a whole lot more information that takes us deeper into the rabbit hole.  Please have a good day.

Please feel free to leave any comments

Respectfully,

Deplorable Patriot

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Democrat Presidential Hopefuls

Look who’s running in 2020!

That’s right, John Kerry, Joe Biden, and (gasp) Hillary!

John Kerry and Joe Biden were all over “network” news this morning. Both were saying they might consider a presidential run, and both were posing and primping. And there is still the specter of another Hillary run.

But let’s not forget whose agenda they most recently served.

They all have their finger prints on the dirty Iran nukes deal, the sale of vast amounts of uranium to Russia, insider relations with Muslim Brotherhood (the birthing ground for all current jihadists except Iranian jihadists), massive election fraud, the sending of race baiting activists to every American city to stir up race war, not to mention Obamacare and the failed Obama economy.

But not pictured here is Hillary, another member of the Obama team.

An architect of the Arab Spring (no it’s not a deodorant soap)

The “Arab Spring” that overthrew governments across North Africa, Syria and the Levant, with the aid of Obama operatives like Hillary Clinton and John McCain, and the passive support of Facebook and other social media, devastated most of the Christians of those regions.

Did I mention that stalwart of American patriotism, John McCain?

Yup, the McCain who secretly sent supplies. intel and military support to the good terrorists to oppose the bad terrorists.

Did I mention it was these good terrorists who massacred the Americans at Benghazi? Yeah, the poor jihadists mistook a signal to mean that the Americans who were arming them had betrayed them.

But let’s stop bickering over who killed who, and recognize the real objectives being served.

Obama’s team helped rid North Africa, Syria and the Levant of all those pesky Christians, even their dangerous children.

So when you decide on who to support for president, remember,

a vote for Kerry, Biden or Clinton
is a vote for Lucifer.

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Trump-bashing Puerto Rican mayor facing FBI corruption probe

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz: Her t-shirt speaks volumes


This comes as no surprise. As most people know, Puerto Rico (run by demorats) has an “unshakable culture of corruption.”
From Fox News: The mayor of Puerto Rico who shot to international fame after criticizing President Trump for not doing enough to help Hurricane Maria victims is being investigated by the FBI on corruption charges, according to multiple news outlets.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her administration are under fire for allegedly obstructing critical supplies from reaching victims of the category-4 hurricane that leveled much of the tiny U.S. territory nearly nine months ago.
The FBI reportedly launched the investigation following a February lawsuit filed by Yadira Molina, the former director of procurement. Molina claims she was retaliated against for reporting “alleged irregular acts” to the local comptroller.
“On February 21, Molina sued the city council after reporting alleged acts of corruption in the shopping division in the town hall under the administration of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto,” according to El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
The report says Molina claims she was punished for reporting on the allegedly rigged system and that she was blocked from her right “to report wrongdoing in her capacity as a private citizen, not as a public employee.”
Shortly after Cruz became mayor, Molina claims a supply company was granted “preferred supplier” status which paid them more than three times what regular suppliers made. She also alleges that other city officials engaged in a corrupt scheme to steer business the preferred supplier’s way.
Concerns about Cruz are not new. There has been a growing backlash from frustrated residents who say they feel forgotten and say the mayor’s personal political ambitions are coming at the expense of the very people she’s supposed to be representing.
For example, at a time when residents needed food, water and shelter, Cruz hired extra photographers to follow her around post-storm. “She comes out, goes on television and pats herself on the back,” Simon Menendez, a small business owner in San Juan, told Fox News. “It stopped being about us a long time ago.”
A bartender at a popular hotel in Old San Juan told Fox she feels like a political pawn. But complaints from constituents are largely being ignored.
Instead, Cruz’s feud with the president over recovery efforts have turned her into a liberal star – and it’s a role she seems to be relishing. Her global close-up has morphed into a parade of self-promotion.
She’s showed up on numerous television shows – including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – and scored a high-profile invite to the State of the Union as the guest of New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She was also featured on Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2018.
Last month, she traveled to Connecticut to receive the “Latina Champion” award at the Latinas & Power Symposium, which promotes Hispanic professional women. She then went on to Boston to receive an honorary doctorate and give the baccalaureate address at Boston University.
Back home in Puerto Rico, officials say the island remains in desperate need of help and is woefully unprepared should another storm hit soon. Among other things, there is little to no water or diesel fuel for generators. This year’s hurricane season started June 1.
A new Harvard University study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates the number of people who died in Puerto Rico as the result of Maria could top 4,600. The official number issued by the U.S. territory is 64.
Multiple attempted to reach Cruz were unsuccessful.
An FBI spokesperson said the agency does not comment on ongoing investigations.
DCG

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DNC takes its mask off

WND EXCLUSIVE:
DNC: WE RIGGED PRIMARIES. SO WHAT?

‘We could have gone into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate’


by ALICIA POWE
WASHINGTON – The Democratic National Committee is currently defending the tactics it used last year to rig the presidential primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders in a class-action lawsuit, brazenly telling voters in a court of law that the party is not obligated to run a fair and impartial primary election.
Outraged by how the DNC unfairly boosted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and cleared the way for her primary victory, supporters of Sanders and Democratic donors sued the DNC in June 2016 alleging it defrauded its constituents…
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/dnc-we-rigged-primaries-so-what/#cbHUjXZCSl9l07PF.99

It seems that evil has become more bold since Hillary lost the election and Obama was denied a surrogate third term in office

Since that moment we have seen a deliberate effort to create a violent marxist revolution in our cities. We’ve watched our colleges in flames. We have seen fights breaking out on planes. We’ve seen The DNC move from anything like the DNC of the 1960s to something like a cross between the Red Brigade and the Mafia. I have personally witnessed almost a doubling of road rage incidents in my daily driving. Perversion has not only “come out of the closet,” but is actually trying to force itself on our children in school and in media. And our late night comedians are saying things not allowed on TV 20 years ago.
At this it would be easy to give up and hand the country over to the devil. But for me that would be to forget my intercessory prayers in the last few years.
I have been praying that the Lord would lump together in one net all the trouble makers in news, entertainment, academia, politics and courts. And that He would hold them up for all to see their corruption so totally that their opinions would never be trusted again. I prayed the the people of our society would see them as they really are, and so be freed from their influence.


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PG&E Suggested “Prozac” for Those Injured by Smart Meters– SCE Schemed Higher Fees to Force Smart Meters on the Poor

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New e-mails brought to light between Pacific Gas and Elec­tric (PG&E), South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edi­son (SCE), and the Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion (CPUC) reveal the extent of cor­rup­tion and back­room deal­ing that have char­ac­ter­ized the state’s smart meter pro­gram. E-mails reveal that for­mer CPUC Pres­i­dent Michael Peevey was aware of health prob­lems caused by smart meters early on in the pro­gram. Com­mis­sion­ers and staff expe­ri­enced over­charg­ing and elec­tronic inter­fer­ence issues with smart meters on their homes. Mean­while, util­i­ties schemed with reg­u­la­tors behind the scenes to raise opt-out fees to force peo­ple in poverty to stick with the unpop­u­lar meters and prop up the fail­ing multi-billion dol­lar smart grid pro­gram in Cal­i­for­nia.
For­mer CPUC Pres­i­dent Michael Peevey, who retired in Decem­ber and is cur­rently the sub­ject of a crim­i­nal probe by the U.S. Attor­ney and State Attor­ney Gen­eral who are inves­ti­gat­ing alle­ga­tions of bribery and cor­rup­tion, assured the pub­lic that the meters were accu­rate, were no fire haz­ard, and no threat to health. A dif­fer­ent pic­ture has emerged from ini­tial research into more than 65,000 e-mails and memos between CPUC and PG&E. Peevey wrote to PG&E in Sep­tem­ber of 2010 (empha­sis ours):
“The press cov­er­age was very good and helps PG&E big time, over­all, as well as other com­pa­nies, etc. One thought for the com­pany: If it were my deci­sion I would let any­one who wants to keep their old meter keep it, if they claim they suf­fer from EMF and/or related electronic-related ill­nesses… I would insti­tute such a pol­icy qui­etly and solely on an indi­vid­ual basis. There really are peo­ple who feel pain, etc., related to EMF,etc., and rather than have them become hys­ter­i­cal, etc., I would qui­etly leave them alone. Kick it around. And, it sounds like the com­pany may already have taken this step, based on a cou­ple of the com­ments at yesterday’s pub­lic hearing.”
Wellington Energy was one of the companies who profited handsomely from CPUC Corruption
Peevey says to PG&E, “if it were my deci­sion.” As Sandi Mau­rer of the EMF Safety Net­work has pointed out, being the Com­mis­sioner in charge of the smart meter opt out pro­ceed­ing, tech­ni­cally it was his deci­sion. But that does not appear to be where the true power lies accord­ing to this e-mail exchange. Appar­ently the “Com­pany” calls the shots and Com­mis­sion­ers obey. The “other com­pa­nies” Peevey refers to include GE, Lan­dis & Gyr, Sil­ver Spring Net­works, Welling­ton Energy, Ver­i­zon, Edel­man and others.
In another e-mail from 2010, Peevey’s Chief of Staff Carol Brown writes to PG&E:
“…so far I have done OK just lis­ten­ing to the sad tales of EMF poi­son­ing – and telling them thank you for bring­ing it to our atten­tion – and then not offer­ing them any solu­tion!!! I just wanted to have a resource in case!”
PG&E’s Brian Cherry
Brian Cherry, VP of Reg­u­la­tory Rela­tions at PG&E replies:
“Prozac might be a solution!”
PG&E’s solution to health problems caused by their smart meters: Prozac
Sug­gest­ing that peo­ple take phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals to treat health prob­lems caused by the company’s meters is unspeak­ably arro­gant, dan­ger­ous, and cor­rupt. The only thing that has con­sis­tently helped peo­ple suf­fer­ing health effects from EMF has been the removal of smart meters and other nearby wire­less trans­mit­ters. And the util­i­ties knew it. But to offi­cially have smart meters removed, the CPUC under Peevey, required Cal­i­for­ni­ans to pay an upfront fee and monthly charge start­ing in May 2012.
Marzia Zafar, CPUC’s Head of Policy and Planning
In pub­lic, the util­i­ties and CPUC have jus­ti­fied the $75 ini­tially and $10/ month fees for ana­log meters (to have the same thing that cus­tomers have always had) by argu­ing that indi­vid­u­als should pay for the costs they cre­ate. In pri­vate how­ever, a dif­fer­ent story emerges. In e-mails between Cal­i­for­nia util­i­ties and Marzia Zafar, CPUC’s cur­rent Direc­tor of Pol­icy and Plan­ning, a 15 year util­ity indus­try employee includ­ing 4 years as a So Cal Gas lob­by­ist who was involved in the Bill Dev­ereaux Spy Scan­dal, Zafar tells her util­ity col­leagues:
“I think if there is not an ini­tial fee your esti­mate of 2% opt out goes out the door and you’ll have more like 20% or 50% opt out which will then make the whole project that we spent over $7 bil­lion on a com­plete and total waste.”
A Sept. 2011 demonstration outside the CPUC in San Francisco
Zafar is say­ing if they elim­i­nate the ini­tial opt out charge for ana­log meters, up to half of California’s elec­tric cus­tomers may refuse smart meters, given all the pub­lic­ity around safety and inac­cu­racy prob­lems, and that needs to be avoided at all costs – by ensur­ing fees remain unaf­ford­able. This e-mail demon­strates clearly that the opt out fee is intended not to “cover costs” but to sup­press choice, prop up a fail­ing and dan­ger­ous smart grid and penal­ize peo­ple for dis­obey­ing a forced, cor­po­rate and unde­mo­c­ra­tic deployment.
Mak­ing it more dif­fi­cult for those in poverty to opt out seemed to be a par­tic­u­lar pri­or­ity for South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edi­son, Peevey’s for­mer employer. Many low-income cus­tomers live in apart­ment build­ings where banks of smart meters expose res­i­dents to high lev­els of pulsed RF radi­a­tion that the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion con­sid­ers a Class 2B Car­cino­gen. “CARE” is a reduced util­ity rate pro­gram for fam­i­lies liv­ing below the fed­eral poverty line. In Jan­u­ary 2012, Michael Hoover of SCE wrote to Zafar of CPUC and Cherry of PG&E:
“We need an up front fee that is sig­nif­i­cant, or a path to achieve that. This is espe­cially true for CARE cus­tomers. This is a big deal for us and I think the poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant increases in opt out is rather large if the fee is set too low. Are we all on the same page?”
Could using finan­cial screws to force haz­ardous meters on those in poverty be too toxic even for Brian Cherry, who replies:
No”
Then Zafar, like a bully in the play­ground, chides Cherry for being soft:
“That’s because PG&E’s judg­ment is suspect…”
In Sept. 2011, CPUC’s Marzia Zafar was angry at PG&E for removing smart meters that were making a woman sick.
In Novem­ber of 2011, CPUC offi­cials inter­nally cir­cu­lated a press release from Stop Smart Meters! that made ref­er­ence to the fact that PG&E had recently replaced a smart meter with an ana­log on a woman’s house in Santa Cruz whose fam­ily was suf­fer­ing health impacts from the new microwave-emitting meter. Zafar rebukes PG&E and orders them to keep smart meters on homes, even after res­i­dents have demanded and given legal notice that they be removed, and even for those with physician’s let­ters or those suf­fer­ing so badly they could no longer occupy their homes (“this blog” is StopSmartMeters.org):
“See below. Please do not replace smart meters with ana­log meters; I’m assum­ing this blog is delu­sional and they’re lying. The Com­mis­sion will issue a (Pro­posed Deci­sion) some­time this month or early next month to con­sider an opt-out pro­gram; until such time you have the delay list.”
Smart meters were interfering with electronic equipment at the homes of CPUC staff we now know (and the homes of many others like this woman from Marin County, CA)
Despite Zafar’s hard line stance, it turns out she knew from per­sonal expe­ri­ence that there were seri­ous prob­lems with the meters. She wrote in Jan­u­ary 2011 to PG&E:
“I’m also copy­ing Cliff to this e-mail as I spoke with him this morn­ing; he came to my house :-). I have a smart meter and a motion light inter­fer­ence that is hope­fully now resolved.”
Accord­ing to the LA Times, when a smart meter was installed on for­mer CPUC Pres­i­dent Michael Peevey’s 3118 sq. foot sec­ond home in Sea Ranch on the Sonoma County coast (where Peevey and PG&E’s VP of Reg­u­la­tory Rela­tions Brian Cherry shared bot­tles of Johnny Walker Blue Label accord­ing to e-mails) Peevey’s bills went through the roof and he com­plained to PG&E in Novem­ber 2011:
“Please check some­thing out for me. Just had a “smart meter” installed at Sea Ranch. And, now I have the bill for the first month. Some­thing is screwy. The bill says we used 973 KWH ver­sus 438 for the same time period one year ago. Yet, there was no one at the house dur­ing the most recent 30 day period. Nor was there any­one there one year ago. Obvi­ously some­thing is wrong. I would like an explanation.”
SmartMeterMeltdown
Appar­ently Peevey wasn’t the only Com­mis­sioner who reported sig­nif­i­cant over­charg­ing. PG&E wrote in an e-mail that two com­mis­sion­ers in one night com­plained about inac­cu­ra­cies on their bills after smart meters were installed.
In Sep­tem­ber 2011, after a fire started in a smart metered elec­tri­cal panel in a Santa Rosa Mall, Cherry wrote to CPUC Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Paul Clanon. There was not the slight­est con­cern about whether the smart meters were actu­ally start­ing fires, or whether and how the CPUC and/ or PG&E should inves­ti­gate this poten­tially seri­ous pub­lic safety haz­ard. Instead the focus was on spin­ning the story in the media:
“We have also con­tacted sev­eral fire chiefs who are sym­pa­thetic and may com­ment on the most recent meter issue.”
What exactly is meant by “sym­pa­thetic” given that hun­dreds of thou­sands of smart meters have now been recalled due to fire risk and peo­ple have lost their lives?
In Novem­ber 2013, PG&E was again scolded by Zafar after their call cen­ter staff advised a cus­tomer who had prob­lems with smart meters to (gasp!) con­tact the CPUC. Sid­ney Dietz of PG&E responds:
“We found the call, and indeed our customer-service rep­re­sen­ta­tive (CSR) advised, in error, the cus­tomer to call the CPUC. One of the man­agers con­tacted this par­tic­u­lar CSR and her super­vi­sor and made sure she under­stands the prob­lem, and we will be updat­ing the script to make it absolutely clear that we should not pass the prob­lem to the CPUC. This same man­ager is one of the train­ers for the CSRs (they train con­stantly), and will main­tain an empha­sis on not pass­ing the buck. As you know, the group at PG&E that works on com­plaints and speaks reg­u­larly with the CPUC com­plaints group under­stand that this is not the right way to han­dle cus­tomers, and works to get this kind of thing correct.”
Former CPUC President Loretta Lynch: “CPUC is a rogue agency”
The task of the Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Commission’s Con­sumer Affairs Branch — accord­ing to the CPUC’s web­site – is to: “assist con­sumers in resolv­ing dis­putes with their util­ity com­pany.” Yet, Ms. Zafar chided PG&E for “pass­ing the prob­lem” when cus­tomer ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tives sug­gested that peo­ple with smart meter prob­lems con­tact the CPUC. These e-mails con­firm what watch­dog groups have been claim­ing for years—that the CPUC lit­er­ally has become a satel­lite office for the investor owned util­ity and tele­com cor­po­ra­tions – a “rogue agency” as for­mer CPUC Pres­i­dent Loretta Lynch now refers to the agency she once led.
While CPUC offi­cials pri­vately grap­pled with prob­lems caused by smart meters at their own homes, pub­licly they denied these prob­lems existed despite thou­sands of com­plaints to the con­trary con­firm­ing these were sys­temic prob­lems. An unfair and extor­tion­ate opt out pol­icy was approved in vio­la­tion of the CA Pub­lic Util­ity Code, charg­ing cus­tomers hun­dreds of dol­lars a year to pro­tect their safety. Thou­sands still refuse to pay this extortion.
Those respon­si­ble for this crim­i­nal activ­ity should be pros­e­cuted to the fullest extent of the law, and the Cal­i­for­nia leg­is­la­ture needs to do its job and hold hear­ings to get to the bot­tom of these crim­i­nal rela­tion­ships that have cost Cal­i­for­ni­ans their lives. All redacted e-mails must imme­di­ately be made public.
Peevey and com­pany should be put behind bars.
Given the lies, reck­less­ness and betrayal of trust that has char­ac­ter­ized the forced smart meter deploy­ment, the extor­tion­ate opt out fee pol­icy should imme­di­ately be elim­i­nated and past fees that have been paid by ratepay­ers refunded with an apol­ogy. Exces­sive charges paid by util­ity cus­tomers based on inac­cu­rate smart meter read­ings must like­wise be refunded. A truly inde­pen­dent inves­ti­ga­tion into fires, health haz­ards, and the cal­i­bra­tion and accu­racy of smart meters must be car­ried out. Smart meters must be recalled and replaced with safe, electro­mechan­i­cal ana­log meters NOW. At the end of the day, human life is more impor­tant than pro­tect­ing this cor­rupt power struc­ture and the egos of PG&E and CPUC executives.
We mean it literally.
Spe­cial Thanks to the fol­low­ing groups for ongo­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive research efforts that have led to the dis­cov­ery of these e-mails. There will be more to come!
EMF Safety Net­work, Sebastopol, CA
Cen­ter for Elec­tros­mog Pre­ven­tion, La Mesa, CA
Eco­log­i­cal Options Net­work, Boli­nas, CA
Take a look at the slimy e-mails for your­self– it ain’t pretty. Drop us a line if you find some­thing juicy or incriminating.

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Big Pharma made $711 bln overcharging seniors and disabled

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AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan
The 11 largest drug companies have made $711 billion in profits in just a decade, largely due to overcharging Medicare, which does not seek out competitive prices and uses taxpayer funds to support Big Pharma.
Since Medicare is prohibited from purchasing drugs based on their cost, its prescription drug program has been making large payouts to drug companies that have overcharged the program for years, according to an analysis by Health Care for America Now (HCAN).
“There is nothing wrong with a company making profits – that’s what their supposed to do. But the drug industry’s profits are excessive as a result of overcharging American consumers and taxpayers,” writes Ethan Rome, executive director of HCAN, for the Huffington Post. “We pay significantly more than any other country for the exact same drugs.”
Rome notes that per capita drug spending in the US is 40 percent higher than in Canada, 75 percent greater than in Japan, and nearly 300 percent greater than Denmark.
The 11 largest global prescription drug companies have skyrocketed since the Medicare Part D prescription drug program was launched in 2006. The government health program enables seniors and the disabled to buy taxpayer-subsidized coverage for many of the most widely disseminated medicines. But Medicare is prohibited from negotiating prices with pharmaceutical companies or seeking out more cost-effective drugs, thereby costing seniors, the disabled and American taxpayers billions of dollars more than some argue the drugs are worth.
Some lawmakers have recently urged Congress to consider changing the law, for the sake of cutting unnecessarily high costs. Wisconsin Democratic State Senator Jon Erpenbach told Wisconsin Public Radio that his state could save $1.2 billion over ten years if Congress were to allow Medicare to partake in prescription drug negotiations.
“I understand that pharmaceutical companies are for-profit companies,” he told the station last week. “I understand there’s a lot of research and development that goes into the products that they produce. All of that being said, it shouldn’t cost us more to get that kind of pharmaceuticals we need to have.”
But according to the HCAN analysis, Big Pharma spends very little on research and development. Even though pharmaceuticals cite research as a costly part of its operations, the money spent on this is exaggerated, Rome claims. Drug companies spend 19 times more on marketing than on research and development – another reason why the industry reaps so much in profits each year, he adds.
US President Barack Obama has long promised to repeal the prohibition on Medicare negotiations with drug companies, but has so far failed to do so. The Veterans Administration currently negotiates drug prices, and manufacturers argue that letting Medicare take over the negotiations would make no difference to the industry. Supporters of drug manufacturers also continue to emphasize the high costs of research and development.
But the Congressional Budget Office found that if Medicare were to receive the same bulk-purchasing discounts on prescription drugs that state Medicaid programs receive, the federal government would cut its spending by $137 billion over 10 years.
“Our politicians give all kinds of tax breaks and subsidies to big corporations that don’t need them: Big Oil. Wall Street. Companies that ship our jobs overseas,” Rome writes. “Every gift to a special interest, including allowing Big Pharma to overcharge Medicare, is an expenditure of scarce tax dollars. That’s called wasteful spending.”
KJLN

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Holder's Election Tampering Machine Now Targeting Georgia


Via the AJC:

U.S. Justice Department challenges Georgia’s runoff calendar

1:26 pm June 22, 2012, by jgalloway
The U.S. Justice Department is threatening a legal challenge to the way that Georgia conducts federal – i.e., congressional — runoff elections, declaring that the state doesn’t give enough time for members of the military overseas to receive and return ballots.
Federal law requires that ballots be available to overseas personnel at least 45 days before the vote. That would require ballots for an Aug. 21 primary runoff to be issued by July 7 – or three weeks before the first round of voting.
Read the original notice, received last week, here. To make sure overseas votes are counted, the DOJ has proposed a consent order – click here to read it — that would require the state to hold off declaring official winners of an Aug. 21 primary runoff by seven working days, until Aug. 31. (A similar cushion would be added to any Dec. 4 general election runoff that involves federal office.)
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has declared he won’t agree to the DOJ demands, and implies that the action is simply an attempt by a Democratic administration to muddy a red state’s electoral affairs. From a statement:

Three days after sending notification of the DOJ’s authorization to sue the State of Georgia, the DOJ sent a proposed consent decree for the State to execute with the understanding that the DOJ would file the consent decree simultaneously with the DOJ’s lawsuit in federal court.
If the DOJ was earnest, they would have previously contacted us about their concerns rather than sending a notice of a lawsuit a month before the Primary Election. Georgia is literally in the middle of the 2012 Primary. Currently, ballots have been printed and absentee voters (military and overseas included) are voting, while the DOJ is attempting to twist the State’s arm into agreeing to a consent decree, the terms of which would place unnecessary stresses on the elections administration process, before even filing the lawsuit.
The DOJ has not previously expressed concerns about Georgia’s compliance with the MOVE Act, or Georgia’s ability to transmit absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters. In fact, the DOJ approved Georgia’s timing for run-off elections in 2005 after the General Assembly altered prior election laws.

Bottom line: If the DOJ gets all that it asks for, we could have a significant delay in a declared winner in two congressional races – the new 9th District and the 12th District. It makes little difference in the 9th District. There is a Democrat, Gainesville attorney Jody Cooley, but the district is very, very weighted toward the GOP.
But the Republican race for the 12th District is a contest to challenge Democratic incumbent John Barrow of Augusta. And a delayed or confused GOP finish could work to Barrow’s advantage.
– By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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Unfortunately, Mr. Galloway left a great deal of relevant information out of his article, but to be fair, this story is just coming out today, and no one is really reporting on it as yet.
Several things I do know:

  1. This is not an attempt by the State of Georgia to disenfranchise the votes of our military members.
  2. The Justice Department sued the state in 2005, the result of which is the policy it has had in place ever since.
  3. The absentee ballots for the primary have already been mailed out – and Holder’s goons know this.

As more about this comes out in the coming days, I will be researching the additional information and posting accordingly.
I am not yet 100% sure what the lying, corrupt Eric Holder has up his sleeve concerning my home state, but I am beyond a little confident it is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
Given what has unfolded concerning Arizona, Florida, and now Georgia,  I am of the belief that this worthless POS from Hell will stop at nothing to help rig the 2012 election for the Dear Ruler in November.
Stay tuned.
-Dave 
(h/t: Erick Erickson via the Neal Boortz Radio Show)

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O'Keefe exposes voter fraud in Vermont

James O’Keefe is that valiant young man who exposed the criminality and corruption of several ACORN offices, which led to Congress withdrawing taxpayer funding of ACORN in 2009, which led to the closing down of ACORN in 2010.

Like a hydra that grows back a head when one is cut off, ACORN has revived itself under different names: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York Communities for Change,and Affordable Housing Centers of America. Last year, Judicial Watch discovered that the Obama administration is flouting the will of Congress by giving federal taxpayer money to precisely one of ACORN’s new guises. HUD gave a $79,819 grant to the Affordable Housing Centers of America.
Nevertheless, Congress’ funding withdrawal and subsequent dismantling of ACORN did put a damper on the criminal syndicate’s activities.
In his daring sting, O’Keefe had the support of the late Andrew Breitbart, whose sudden death on March 1 still awaits the L.A. coroner’s full report.
Andrew Breitbart is dead, but James O’Keefe and other conservative activists are carrying on the battle.
Christian Hartsock reports for Breitbart.com that O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a new video exposing just how easy it is to commit voter fraud in Vermont.
The video, a sequel to O’Keefe’s “Primary of the Living Dead” in New Hampshire, shows a Veritas agent entering various voting places around the state of Vermont, giving a different name each time. Each time, he is given a ballot without showing an ID, to his disbelief.

O’Keefe’s new video follows in the wake of a highly-politicized media attack on him after his exposure of voter fraud in New Hampshire. Those videos resulted in calls from the left for O’Keefe’s arrest. However, the videos soon resulted in the New Hampshire State Senate passing a new bill requiring voter ID.
O’Keefe’s new video from Vermont could not be more timely, coming the day after Obama’s Department of Injustice’s civil rights division blocked a Texas photo ID requirement for voters–to the applause of the American Civil Liberties Union, which claimed that the law was “discriminatory” against “Latinos, African-Americans, elderly citizens, and others.”
As the Project Veritas video shows, the current system in Vermont discriminates against actual legal voters, who must face the prospect of disenfranchisement by those who would vote in their stead illegally, or have their votes cancelled out by those voting illegally in place of deceased voters who have yet to be removed from the rolls. If it is not discriminatory for Vermont citizens to be required to show ID to get married or buy alcohol, it is certainly not discriminatory to make them show ID to vote.
“It is a national disgrace that ballots can be given out in the names of dead people,” O’Keefe told Breitbart.com. “Threats of government intimidation will not stop us from protecting the integrity of the ballot box. If any state has a system which encourages ballots to be given out to the wrong person, dead or alive, we will come to your state, we will film your poll workers, and Project Veritas will put the videos on YouTube. States like Vermont and New Hampshire have to take dead people off voter registration forms and clean up their act, once and for all.”
Here’s O’Keefe’s Vermont voter fraud video (h/t LTG):

~Eowyn

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Retired Sheriff Incarcerated in Jail Named After Him


Via news.yahoo.com:
Former “sheriff of the year” arrested and sent to jail named after him
Every civil servant wants to experience his or her legacy firsthand–but not the way that onetime Arapahoe Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has. Sullivan, a nationally renowned law enforcement leader, was arrested on drug charges and is now being detained in the Denver area jail that bears his name.
Sullivan, who in 2001 was named the National Sheriff Association’s “Sheriff of the Year,” was arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamines.
Local news station CBS4 began an investigation of Sullivan last month on a tip that he had agreed to meet a male informant, providing drugs in exchange for sex. He was subsequently arrested by the South Metro Drug Task Force and is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.
And in an incredible twist of fate, Sullivan now cooling his heels at The Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, named in his honor.
[…]
As recently as 2008, Sullivan was an active participant in state and local methamphetamine task forces, helping Colorado draft a plan to deal with the surge in meth-related crime.
In 1995 President Bill Clinton named Sullivan to the National Commission on Crime Prevention and Control. According to a 1995 White House news release, Sullivan was a consultant to U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime and served on two advisory councils affiliated with the Department of Justice.
You will find the whole story here.
LOL – No, you really cannot make this stuff up.
-Dave

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United Way Gave $2M to Abortion-Mill Planned Parenthood


I stopped giving to United Way (UW) many years ago, after the scandal in 1992, when William Aramony, CEO of the national organization, pilfered donations to finance his luxury lifestyle. In 2004, another scandal erupted when Oral Suer, CEO of UW’s Washington, D.C. chapter, followed Aramony in being convicted of misuse of donations.
My other reason is that I want my money to go to the charities of my choice, instead of UW’s.
And so, every Fall when the UW envelopes appeared in my campus mailbox with entreaties from my university to give, I resisted the corporate pressure to conform and simply tossed the UW literature into the paper recycling bin.
I urge you to do likewise, especially if you are pro-life. In just one year United Way had given nearly $2 million to the abortion mill Planned Parenthood (PP), which already is being supported by your tax dollars. PP receives about a third of its money in government grants and contracts, which amounted to about $360 million in 2009.
Jim Graham reports for LifeNews.com, Oct. 24, 2011, that “While most United Way organizations claim they do not fund programs for abortion services, in truth, some do support Planned Parenthood or other abortion-advocate agencies. The national United Way does fund Planned Parenthood, as their website states:

No United Way funds are currently used, or have ever been used to support abortion services.

Several United Way partner agencies provide professional family and individual counseling services that include professional counseling on pregnancy-related problems.

United Way funded programs through Planned Parenthood include community health maintenance, e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation and strengthening services, e.g. counseling and family life education.

Nationally in 2008, local United Ways distributed an estimated $1.9 million to Planned Parenthood agencies.”

As you can read for yourself, there’s a contradiction between the first and last sentences in the statement above. United Way claims that no funds go to support abortion services but, at the same time, admits that in 2008 some $1.9 million of UW funds were “distributed” to Planned Parenthood, an agency that provides exactly those “abortion services”. Additionally, any finances being donated to PP (even if not specifically for abortion services) will free up more of their money to be used toward abortion services.
While not every state or city United Way promotes Planned Parenthood, many local United Ways not only “distribute” money to PP, they also send volunteers to PP. Nationally, the main United Way website (www.LiveUnited.org) also directs volunteers toward Planned Parenthood.
ACTION: Contact United Way at http://liveunited.org/pages/contact-us and urge it to stop promoting and funding Planned Parenthood!
~Eowyn

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