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Ralph Nader, Rand Paul and the Koch Brothers

Some listeners/readers might won­der why we refer to the “pro­gres­sive” sec­tor as “the so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor.” Just exam­ine who Darth Nad­er is cham­pi­oning in the 2016 Pres­i­den­tial race–Rand Paul. Paul idol­izes the Koch broth­ers. Well, we guess that is the only way that he could top off hav­ing helped put George Bush in office in 2000. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Koch Brothers

Peter Schweiz­er, author of “Clin­ton Cash” gave one of the fea­tured speech­es last sum­mer at a Koch Broth­ers event. He is, basi­cal­ly, a Koch Broth­ers polit­i­cal hit­man. The New York Times, and the Wash­ing­ton Post have all signed a con­tract for exclu­sive agree­ments with the author of an upcom­ing book about Hillary Clin­ton and the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


FTR #831 The Elderly “Wouldn’t Be Fucking Help­less if You Weren’t Send­ing them Fucking Checks to Sit on their Ass and Lay in Hos­pi­tals all Day”: The GOP’s Assault on Social Security

The title of the pro­gram is a ver­ba­tim quote from Edward Snowden–the Peach Fuzz Fascist–in 2009. The GOP-con­trolled 114th Con­gress is attempt­ing to imple­ment Snow­den’s views. In addi­tion to high­light­ing Snow­den’s ultra-reac­tionary views about abol­ish­ing Social Secu­ri­ty and restor­ing the gold stan­dard, the broad­cast sets forth the GOP’s disin­gen­u­ous state­ments about the Social Secu­ri­ty dis­abil­i­ty pro­gram, exem­pli­fied by Rand Paul’s bald-faced lies about the nature of the pro­gram. After chron­i­cling the GOP’s 80-year war on Social Secu­ri­ty, going back to the ear­ly days of Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt’s first term, the broad­cast reviews the 1934 coup attempt by pow­er­ful, fas­cist indus­tri­al and finan­cial inter­ests. Those same plot­ters sup­port­ed Mus­solin­i’s “cor­po­rate state” and Hitler’s eugen­ics pro­gram, aimed at elim­i­nat­ing “use­less bread gob­blers.” Like Snow­den, the 1934 coup plot­ters want­ed to elim­i­nate Social Secu­ri­ty and restore the gold stan­dard.


FTR #828 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

As the title indi­cates this pro­gram brings up to date a num­ber of sto­ries cov­ered in the past and intro­duces some new top­ics of dis­cus­sion. The top­ics cov­ered include: JFK’s 1963 attempts at nor­mal­iz­ing rela­tions with Cuba; new infor­ma­tion cast­ing doubt on the “lone nut” the­o­ry of the 2001 anthrax attacks (which fin­gered Bruce Ivins as a “lone nut” per­pe­tra­tor); Span­ish Prime Min­is­ter Mar­i­ano Rajoy’s sup­pres­sion of polit­i­cal dis­sent, echo­ing the poli­cies of Fran­cis­co Fran­co; a Catholic mass held to hon­or the mem­o­ry of the mur­der­ous World War II Ustachi leader Ante Pavel­ic; the glob­al eco­nom­ic elites’ pur­suit of the same eco­nom­ic poli­cies that drove peo­ple into the arms of fas­cism in the 1930’s; Ayn Rand’s role in inves­ti­gat­ing the 1940’s movie “It’s a Won­der­ful Life” as pos­si­ble cryp­to-Com­mu­nist pro­pa­gan­da; the GOP’s imple­men­ta­tion of fraud­u­lent “dynam­ic scor­ing” eco­nom­ic eval­u­a­tion; the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist Stephen Hawk­ing’s warn­ing that the devel­op­ment of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence could threat­en the exis­tence of human­i­ty; Mr. Emory’s 1995 warn­ing that the devel­op­ment of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence could threat­en the exis­tence of human­i­ty.


FTR #827 Brave New World: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Bring­ing up to date our ongo­ing inquiry into “L’Af­faire Snow­den,” we note a num­ber of impor­tant devel­op­ments, par­tic­u­lar­ly with regard to Ger­many. After the inter­na­tion­al hue-and-cry about NSA mon­i­tor­ing Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, the Ger­man probe into the alleged event has been dropped for lack of evi­dence! After review­ing the BND’s mon­i­tor­ing of mobile phone calls by U.S. Sec­re­taries of State Hillary Clin­ton and John Ker­ry, the pro­gram notes the rhetor­i­cal and legal strat­a­gems used by Ger­man intel­li­gence to con­duct pre­cise­ly the same type of elec­tron­ic espi­onage that NSA per­forms. In addi­tion to its [appar­ent­ly failed] attempt to gain entrance to the “Five Eyes” spy­ing con­sor­tium, Ger­many has acquired Black­Ber­ry’s source code, this in exchange for allow­ing the Cana­di­an firm to acquire a Dus­sel­dorf-based com­pa­ny that han­dles secu­ri­ty for mobile phones. Ger­many also seeks access to Google’s search engine algo­rithm. Both the Google algo­rithm and the Black­Ber­ry source code will give Ger­man intel­li­gence impor­tant tools to con­duct pre­cise­ly the type of snoop­ing con­demned by Merkel et al. Much of the lat­ter part of the pro­gram high­lights tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ments that are herald­ing a new phase of civ­i­liza­tion. With poten­tial­ly dev­as­tat­ing cyber-ter­ror­ism a present real­i­ty, the devel­op­ment of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and small, inex­pen­sive, pri­vate­ly-owned drones that can mim­ic cell phone tow­ers are indica­tive of the “Brave New World” we have cre­at­ed. Much of the uproar over Snow­den’s dis­clo­sures stems from future shock–the pub­lic has not adjust­ed to an entire­ly dif­fer­ent tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape, in which (as Albert Ein­stein said with regard to the devel­op­ment of the atom­ic bomb) “Every­thing has changed but our way of think­ing.”


Cyber-Terrorists Holding Detroit Database Hostage, Demanding Ransom of 2,000 Bitcoins

High­light­ing the per­ils of wiki­cul­ture and under­scor­ing the util­i­ty of Bit­coin for var­i­ous types of crim­i­nal activ­i­ty, we note that cyber­at­tack­ers have frozen a key data­base for bank­rupt­cy-afflict­ed Detroit. In return, they are demand­ing 2,000 Bit­coins as ransom–no doubt because of the rel­a­tive­ly opaque and untrace­able nature of the dig­i­tal cur­ren­cy. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 10/2/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve.


FTR #812 Kim Dotcom and Divine Laissez Faire Economics

A col­league of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den], Julian Assange and Glenn Green­wald, Kim Schmitz, aka “Kim Dot­com”] espous­es the same libertarian/free mar­ket ide­ol­o­gy under­ly­ing the “cor­po­ratism” of Ben­i­to Mus­soli­ni. With an exten­sive crim­i­nal record in Ger­many and else­where, “Der Dot­com­man­dant” has elud­ed seri­ous pun­ish­ment for his offens­es, includ­ing exe­cut­ing the largest insid­er trad­ing scheme in Ger­man his­to­ry.

Embraced by the file-shar­ing com­mu­ni­ty and ele­ments of the so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor, Dot­com actu­al­ly allied him­self with John Banks and his far-right ACT Par­ty in New Zealand. His embrace of the so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor came lat­er and is viewed as hav­ing dam­aged left-lean­ing par­ties at the polls. Dot­com is enam­ored of Nazi mem­o­ra­bil­ia and owns a rare, author-authographed copy of “Mein Kampf.”

Much of the sec­ond side of the pro­gram com­pares the “Divine, Theo­crat­ic” free-mar­ket eco­nom­ic the­o­ry of The Fam­i­ly and the cor­re­spond­ing ide­ol­o­gy of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Both see wealth and eco­nom­ic priv­i­lege as a mat­ter of divine will, with that per­ceived will being the gov­ern­ing ethos of an ide­al soci­ety.


Update on Eddie the Friendly Spook’s Economic Warfare against the U.S.

Snowden–whom we think is being direct­ed by BND (as well as by an ele­ment of CIA)–engaged in his “op” in order to jus­ti­fy a pre-arranged eco­nom­ic offen­sive against the Amer­i­can IT sec­tor. As we not­ed in our series on Eddie the Friend­ly Spook, the Snow­den “op” is an act of eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal war­fare against the Unit­ed States. Now, we note an arti­cle that chron­i­cles seri­ous dam­age to the U.S. high-tech econ­o­my as a result of Snow­den’s “op.”


Update on The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updat­ing our long, detailed dis­cus­sion of The Adven­tures of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den] aka “The Peach Fuzz Fas­cist”, we note a num­ber of things, includ­ing: more infor­ma­tion that Snow­den’s so-called “dis­clo­sures” were actu­al­ly intend­ed to jus­ti­fy a pre-arranged Ger­man, EU and Brazil­ian IT eco­nom­ic war­fare offen­sive against the Unit­ed States; Snow­den’s con­sum­mate hypocrisy in dis­clos­ing infor­ma­tion to Nazi fel­low-trav­el­ers Glenn Green­wald and Julian Assange that nei­ther should pos­sess; Green­wald’s flack­ing for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; Ger­man pro­tege and Lux­em­bourg EU Com­mis­sion­er Viviane Red­ing’s cham­pi­oning of an EU intel­li­gence agency designed to do exact­ly what the hyp­o­crit­i­cal EU com­plains about when done by the NSA and GCHQ; the recent (declined) offer of inclu­sion of Ger­many into the Five Eyes Club; Palan­tir’s role in spy­ing on Face­book users for the mil­i­tary.


“Paulistinian Libertarian Organization” Killers: Leaderless Resistance Claims More Victims

Once again, the “lead­er­less resis­tance” strat­e­gy has claimed vic­tims, with the Cliv­en Bundy Freiko­rps fig­ur­ing among the ide­o­log­i­cal assig­na­tions of the Las Vegas killers. Note­wor­thy here is the fact that Jer­ad and Aman­da Miller were sup­port­ers of Ron Paul (at right), Eddie the Friend­ly Spook Snow­den’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice. Nazi fel­low-trav­el­er Glenn Green­wald, Snow­den’s jour­nal­is­tic leak­er of choice, ran legal inter­fer­ence for the “lead­er­less resis­tance” strat­e­gy as an attor­ney.