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FCC Commissioner Says the Agency Is a Shill for ISPs as She Slams the Door on Her Way Out
In an interview just prior to leaving the FCC this month, former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took aim at the agency where she worked for nearly nine years, saying it has abandoned its mission to safeguard consumers and protect their privacy and speech.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  corruption  ISP  corporateIndemnity  corruptedPolitics  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass 
5 days ago by joeybaker
Here are the US Senators who voted NO on the net neutrality CRA, and how much money they have taken from ISPs
The US Senate just voted 52 to 47 to block the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality and restore protections that prevent ISPs like Comcast and…
netNeutrality  corruptedPolitics  ISP 
9 days ago by joeybaker
Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign
The Democratic National Committee seeks millions in damages and acknowledgment of wrongdoing from Trump aides, WikiLeaks and others.
trumpCorruption  corruptedPolitics  endOfTheUSEmpire 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
The UK Refused To Raid A Company Suspected Of Money Laundering, Citing Its Tory/Conservative Party Donations
“It is of note that they are the biggest corporate donor to the Conservative party led by Prime Minister Theresa May and donated 1.25m Euros to the Prince Charles Trust.”
corruption  corruptedPolitics  kleptocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Ajit Pai’s ‘Broadband Advisory Panel’ Plagued by Corruption Accusations
“It has become abundantly clear that despite the good intentions of several participants, the industry-heavy makeup of BDAC will simply relegate the body to being a vehicle for advancing the interests of the telecommunications industry.”
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  ISP  corruptedPolitics  corporateIndemnity 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Facebook Donated to 46 of 55 Members on Committee that Will Question Zuckerberg
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg next week about users’ data privacy, got more contributions tied to Facebook than any other committee in Congress.
corruptedPolitics  plutocracy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Former Korean president Park Geun-hye gets 24 years in prison
Former President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison and 18 billion won in fine on Friday in a massive corruption scandal that toppled her from power early last year.
governmentIncompetence  judicialImpotence  corruption  corruptedPolitics  win  oligarchy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Alphabet (the parent company of Google) spent the most as a company on Lobbying. Facebook’s spend on lobbying increased 5500% since 2009. They spent most lobbying on changes to … data privacy. - This Time it is Different
Alphabet Inc. spent the most as a company (not an association or business group) on lobbying in 2017. Amazon and Facebook too saw an increase in lobbying spend in 2017. The spend of Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet on lobbying has been soaring in the past few years. To search what each company has been lobbying … Continue reading “Alphabet (the parent company of Google) spent the most as a company on Lobbying. Facebook’s spend on lobbying increased 5500% since 2009. They spent most lobbying on changes to … data privacy.”
corruptedPolitics  corporateIndemnity 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Scott Pruitt literally lives in a lobbyist's Washington townhouse
Scott Pruitt has some sweet digs in Washington: a townhouse located right on Capitol Hill.
But the house’s owner could spell trouble for the Environmental Protection Agency boss. It’s co-owned by Vicki Hart, the wife of top energy lobbyist J. Steven Hart, reports ABC News.
Property records obtained by ABC News show that Pruitt spent much of 2017 in the townhouse, and J. Steven Hart won’t say how much Pruitt paid to be there. Hart said he believed it was market rate — but if it was less, that could be considered an “improper gift” from the lobbyist to Pruitt.
Hart is the chairman and CEO of a firm that lobbies for the NRA and Cheniere Energy Inc. The firm’s website says it has “successfully represented clients interested in” 10 environment-related acts, including the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.
Hart doesn’t own any part of the townhouse, as it is entirely his wife Vicki’s property. He told ABC News that Vicki doesn’t lobby the EPA, but Roll Call called the pair a “lobbyist power couple” in 2010, ABC News notes. Kathryn Krawczyk
trumpAristocracy  corruption  corruptedPolitics 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
NRA confirms that it accepts foreign donations
The gun rights organization claims none of its foreign cash goes towards elections or campaigning
corruptedPolitics 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
CDC Scientists Plea to Congress: Let Us Research Gun Violence
This past Wednesday, our nation bore witness as another gun-related tragedy unfolded, this time at a high school. Seventeen people were shot and killed, more than two dozen others wounded at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida after a heavily armed, former student of the school b
governmentIncompetence  corruptedPolitics 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Palm oil giant Indonesia is pressing EU to abandon plans to apply strict environmental standards to the sector and silence "negative" criticism about the commodity, documents obtained by AFP have revealed...papers, marked "not for publication" and for dis
Palm oil giant Indonesia is pressing the European Union to abandon plans to apply strict environmental standards to the sector and silence “negative” criticism about the commodity, documents obtained by AFP have revealed.
corruptedPolitics  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Paul Ryan says he’s not interested in Trump’s potential $130,000 campaign finance violation
During a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked for his thoughts about news that President Trump’s personal lawyer made a $130,000 hush payment just days before the 2016 election to an adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Trump — a payment that the White House accidentally admitted on Wednesday the president was involved in.
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  corruptedPolitics  governmentIncompetence 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Elizabeth Warren Blasts Fellow Democrats for Supporting a Massive Bank Deregulation Bill
“The Senate just voted to increase the chances your money will be used to bail out big banks again.”
plutocracy  governmentIncompetence  bankIndemnity  corruptedPolitics 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
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