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Comment Perhaps, instead of the usual complaints.... (Score 1) 798

. . . you will take the time and effort to ascertain who really owns AT&T (and has the controlling interest, BTW, in Mitre Corp. and Monsanto). Instead of assuming some fantasy-like monolithic corporation, with no ownership (which everyone appears to believe today thanks to massive undertaking of "indoctrinated ignorance").

Comment Truly well spoken, CuteSteveJobs (Score 1) 443

And IMHO, please allow me to add . . .

The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth

I despise Fox, better known as FoxFiction, for the very same reason I despise PBS and the Frontline show which appears on it; they both are nothing more than propaganda vehicles. I’ve ranted enough over the years about Rupert Murdoch and his criminal propaganda operations, but for the concise lowdown on his “legalization” of news fictionalization, please read Kristina Borjesson’s outstanding book, Into the Buzzsaw (a fantastic achievement by Ms. Borjesson).

The other day, Frontline broadcasted a show on their take on why none of the guilty parties have gone to jail for all the financial fraud --- and law breaking and violation --- involved in the financial meltdown that we hear and read about on an almost daily basis. It was so thoroughly contrived and such nonsense that any self-aware human had to be nauseated by it!

Some years back, an editor at the Seattle Times explained to me how they falsified the news (this was during a heated and argumentative discussion, when I accosted them about some highly misleading stories in their rag): the newsy interviews the disinformation specialist --- usually a corporate lobbyist --- who spews forth their lies, therefore the reporter/journalist/editor bears no legal culpability whatsoever --- since the interviewee was spouting the lies and fiction.

Of course, the newsy never bothers to ever verify, or fact check, anymore!

Frontline did this most effectively, although they still were culpable in repeating the Wall Street and US Chamber of Commerce talking point nonsense.

The mortgage foreclosures, a relatively small percentage at the beginning, had really nothing to do with the economic meltdown, it was almost superfluous (although it would figure among the global insurance swindles, it was really only one of a host of factors).

It was the never-ending ultra-leveraging of the debt, over and over and over again.

Securitization, or the transforming of debt into securities, the selling of financial instruments based upon the ongoing and future promise of payment of said debt, then selling more financial instruments based upon those financial instruments, then selling even more financial instruments based upon those, etc., etc., etc.

That’s ultra-leveraging, but again, only part of it --- they also re-securitized the original securitization, and re-re-securitized again, then re-re-re-re-securitized again, etc.

Layer upon layer upon endless layer of debt/financial instruments: why there are so many multi-billionaires and so many people struggling today.

Add to that still other components: something they call rehypothecation, or using other collateral as your own (really a form of fraudulent borrowing, ostensibly illegal in the USA, but legal in the UK (but it never stopped them here in America, now did it?) by the banksters, speculators and derivatives dealers.

Now add to that all the insider speculation, wash trades (the trading back and forth by speculators to drive up, or down, commodity and stock values), and LIBOR rate manipulation (please remember, that LIBOR manipulation affected an estimated potential of $800 trillion worth of contracts --- that’s TRILLION, or 1,000 billion times 800 --- super-sized numbers which derived from all that ultra-leveraging --- so they manipulated their manipulations . . ).

So when Frontline is too damned lazy to consult some law books and relies on the DOJ’s Lanny Breuer to spout nonsense (a guy who made his big bucks defending the people he’s supposed to now be investigating when he worked at Covington & Burling with Attorney General Holder) and they repeat the Wall Street mantra about the so-called underlying causes of their meltdown (“nobody could have foreseen it” / “unexpected consequences” school of fiction), they, Frontline and PBS, are nothing more than the standard propaganda conduit, just like Rupert Murdoch’s FoxFiction.

[Where that mortgage foreclosure, or fraudclosure, enters the picture is how it was used by various parties --- John Paulson and his hedge fund, Goldman Sachs, AIG, Magnetar Capital, Ambac, MBIA, etc., etc., etc., to rig credit derivative deals (CDOs and their variants) to enact the largest insurance swindles in human history --- thereby stealing billions upon billions in the process, but it also involved many other types of loans and debt --- remember, they securitized just about EVERYTHING!]

Comment A cave dweller, I see .... (Score 1) 443

. . .otherwise you would know there has been much, much unbridled corruption among prosecutors over the past twenty years, almost exponentially increasing about every four to five years.
"you can't blame the prosecutors ..."

Which is why your comment is so absolutely ludircrous, if not a planted one, perhaps????

Never heard about Gov. Don Siegelman? Sue Schmitz? All those whistleblowers who weren't supposed to be fired, hounded out of their jobs, or far worse, sent to prison? Never heard of Shakir Hamoodi, or John Kiriakou? The lady doctor at EPA who was just reinstated, after the fed court found in her favor, no thanks to the Bush-Obama administration's attacks on her?

You can indeed blame the AG, Lanny Breuer, and all the corruption at that most corrupt of places, bad citizen, you most indeed can . . . .

Comment Re:Aaron Swartz vs. the Phantom Giant (Score 1) 443

Strange, the sources didn't xfer correctly:

Sources:

Moody, John. The Truth about the Trusts. 1904

Moody, John. The Masters of Capital. 1919
(Please pay close attention to pp. 152-153, 167-169)

Myers, Gustavus. History of the Great American Fortunes, Vols. I, II & III. 1910

Nace, Ted. Gangs of America. 2003

Wu, Tim. The Master Switch. 2010

Comment Aaron Swartz vs. the Phantom Giant (Score 1) 443

Aaron Swartz versus the Phantom Giant

When Aaron took on SOPA, he took on AT&T and as he was later to find out, Chris Dodd, whose family has been on retainer to the Rockefeller family for generations, dating back to their ancestor, Samuel Calvin Tate Dodd, the attorney to John D. Rockefeller, who created a holding company each time Rockefeller’s Standard Oil supposedly sold off a business unit (during the court-ordered breakup), moving the stock ownership to the holding company, then in turn establishing ownership of said holding company at one of Rockefeller’s foundations and/or trusts.

Chris Dodd’s father, Thomas Dodd, had no less than at least three Acts of Congress passed in futile attempts to curb the famous Dodd corruption (most notably F.A.R.A., or the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and amendments to it).

Are the Dodds still working for the Rockefeller family? Well, that depends on the mystery ownership of AT&T. Going back to the early 1900s, John Moody, the original founder of the infamous Moody’s rating service, said that AT&T was part of the Rockefeller Trust, originally financed by Morgan, but either sold, traded or shifted over to Rockefeller.

We do know that AT&T loves Senator Jay Rockefeller, and that Jay Rockefeller loves AT&T, as witnessed by the manner in which he led the way in the Senate to grant them retroactive immunity regarding the warrantless wiretapping during the Bush Administration (which continues on, BTW).

From the site link below. . . .

http://attpublicpolicy.com/tag/jay-rockefeller/

Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on January 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a top priority for this country. We applaud his commitment to the public safety community and his tireless efforts to ensure that first responders have the resources they need to support a nationwide wireless broadband network. This legislation will result in a truly interoperable public safety network and will free up new spectrum and establish funding mechanisms to support the operation and maintenance of this critical network.”

Many people don’t realize that the old AT&T has been reconstituted back to its original, albeit even more powerful and richer self, thanks in part to Bill Clinton’s signing of that Telecommunications Act of 1996 --- all except Verizon, but in tracking the circuitous ownership of Verizon it appears to lead back to the same ownership as AT&T!

Why would AT&T target Aaron Swartz, through their federal prosecutor proxies?

We used to marvel, back in the late 1970s, how AT&T set out to destroy the telecom upstart, MCI, which would have shortly gone out of business, had not AT&T pulled their access to long distance lines, thereby allowing MCI legal recourse, eventually netting MCI enough monies (from the legal settlement with AT&T) to continue on with their precarious business existence for a few more years.

AT&T --- and the Rockefeller family --- has only one strategy: the scorched earth policy! Now, former IMF stooge and presently an economics prof at MIT, Simon Johnson, would have us believe that the Rockefellers, led by the crafty David Rockefeller, gave away their billions to “charity” --- they morphed from murderous robber barons to “philanthropists”?

So the Rockefeller family, worth an estimated $30 billion in 1960 (when one billion was an unimaginable sum), are now only worth $2 billion?

Puuuhlease --- repositioning the Rockefeller fortune to various foundations, trusts and unregistered trusts to hide their wealth and ownership was, and still is, the standard tax dodge; nothing particularly surprising there. (The norm today is to create an LLC, or Limited Liability Corporation, owned by a holding company, in turn owned by an offshore trust.) One can only imagine what their true net worth is today?

So who owns AT&T today? Look for a Dodd underneath a rock(efeller) and you’ll know the answer.

The Rockefeller Hit Parade:

From the bloody Ludlow Massacre, and the Rockefeller chain gangs, to their secret oil shipments to the Nazis during World War II, to the murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy and the recent death of Aaron Swartz, the bloody prints of the Rockefeller family are evident!

Special Links:

The Ballad of Aaron Swartz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qb0tCgNzbjk
http://www.stockingblue.com/wp-content/uploads/3835494997_edc2e1dc12_z.jpg
http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/01/17/carmen-ortizs-sordid-rap-sheet/
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/technology/how-mit-ensnared-a-hacker-bucking-a-freewheeling-culture.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=9-UyhdNxv-4
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/23/wikileaks_legal_advisor_we_steal_secrets Sources: Moody, John. The Truth about the Trusts. 1904

Moody, John. The Masters of Capital. 1919
(Please pay close attention to pp. 152-153, 167-169)

Myers, Gustavus. History of the Great American Fortunes, Vols. I, II & III. 1910

Nace, Ted. Gangs of America. 2003

Wu, Tim. The Master Switch. 2010

Comment Aaron Swartz vs. the Phantom Giant (Score 1) 400

Aaron Swartz versus the Phantom Giant

When Aaron took on SOPA, he took on AT&T and as he was later to find out, Chris Dodd, whose family has been on retainer to the Rockefeller family for generations, dating back to their ancestor, Samuel Calvin Tate Dodd, the attorney to John D. Rockefeller, who created a holding company each time Rockefeller’s Standard Oil supposedly sold off a business unit (during the court-ordered breakup), moving the stock ownership to the holding company, then in turn establishing ownership of said holding company at one of Rockefeller’s foundations and/or trusts.

Chris Dodd’s father, Thomas Dodd, had no less than at least three Acts of Congress passed in futile attempts to curb the famous Dodd corruption (most notably F.A.R.A., or the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and amendments to it).

Are the Dodds still working for the Rockefeller family? Well, that depends on the mystery ownership of AT&T. Going back to the early 1900s, John Moody, the original founder of the infamous Moody’s rating service, said that AT&T was part of the Rockefeller Trust, originally financed by Morgan, but either sold, traded or shifted over to Rockefeller.

We do know that AT&T loves Senator Jay Rockefeller, and that Jay Rockefeller loves AT&T, as witnessed by the manner in which he led the way in the Senate to grant them retroactive immunity regarding the warrantless wiretapping during the Bush Administration (which continues on, BTW).

From the site link below. . . .

http://attpublicpolicy.com/tag/jay-rockefeller/

Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on January 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a top priority for this country. We applaud his commitment to the public safety community and his tireless efforts to ensure that first responders have the resources they need to support a nationwide wireless broadband network. This legislation will result in a truly interoperable public safety network and will free up new spectrum and establish funding mechanisms to support the operation and maintenance of this critical network.”

Many people don’t realize that the old AT&T has been reconstituted back to its original, albeit even more powerful and richer self, thanks in part to Bill Clinton’s signing of that Telecommunications Act of 1996 --- all except Verizon, but in tracking the circuitous ownership of Verizon it appears to lead back to the same ownership as AT&T!

Why would AT&T target Aaron Swartz, through their federal prosecutor proxies?

We used to marvel, back in the late 1970s, how AT&T set out to destroy the telecom upstart, MCI, which would have shortly gone out of business, had not AT&T pulled their access to long distance lines, thereby allowing MCI legal recourse, eventually netting MCI enough monies (from the legal settlement with AT&T) to continue on with their precarious business existence for a few more years.

AT&T --- and the Rockefeller family --- has only one strategy: the scorched earth policy!

Now, former IMF stooge and presently an economics prof at MIT, Simon Johnson, would have us believe that the Rockefellers, led by the crafty David Rockefeller, gave away their billions to “charity” --- they morphed from murderous robber barons to “philanthropists”?

So the Rockefeller family, worth an estimated $30 billion in 1960 (when one billion was an unimaginable sum), are now only worth $2 billion?

Puuuhlease --- repositioning the Rockefeller fortune to various foundations, trusts and unregistered trusts to hide their wealth and ownership was, and still is, the standard tax dodge; nothing particularly surprising there. (The norm today is to create an LLC, or Limited Liability Corporation, owned by a holding company, in turn owned by an offshore trust.)

One can only imagine what their true net worth is today?

So who owns AT&T today? Look for a Dodd underneath a rock(efeller) and you’ll know the answer.

The Rockefeller Hit Parade:

From the bloody Ludlow Massacre, and the Rockefeller chain gangs, to their secret oil shipments to the Nazis during World War II, to the murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy and the recent death of Aaron Swartz, the bloody prints of the Rockefeller family are evident!

Special Links:

The Ballad of Aaron Swartz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qb0tCgNzbjk

http://www.stockingblue.com/wp-content/uploads/3835494997_edc2e1dc12_z.jpg

http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/01/17/carmen-ortizs-sordid-rap-sheet/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/technology/how-mit-ensnared-a-hacker-bucking-a-freewheeling-culture.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=9-UyhdNxv-4

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/23/wikileaks_legal_advisor_we_steal_secrets

Comment Re:Justice system reform (Score 1) 152

"..are a direct result of the huge, intrusive, abusive government we have...'

Oh, sweet jaysus! You sound like one of those believers in faux populist, Ron Paul (FYI, sonny, real populists aren't anti-worker and anti-union and forever submitted legislation in congress which is anti-worker --- read up on the greatest congressman populist to ever come out of Texas, the Honorable Wright Patman, now there was a real populist!!!!).

Try AT&T's awesome influence, coupled with that there "regulatory capture" of the gov't which they, the bank/oil cartel, now own.

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