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29 bullshit spigot entries

1 / 29   Anti-Narrative: Trusted News Initiative


2 / 29   Atlantic Council: Jeremy Corbyn Takedown


3 / 29   Atomizations and Persecutions


4 / 29   Business Bullshit: Magic Leap


5 / 29   Capitol "Insurrection" 6-Jan-2021


6 / 29   Capture: Big Energy


7 / 29   Capture: Big Science Big Pharma


8 / 29   Capture: Corporate Media


9 / 29   Capture: Prison Industrial Complex


10 / 29   Capture: Social Media Platforms


11 / 29   Capture: Stockmarkets


Articles from seekingalpha.com by Gary Gordon, retired stock-broker and prolific serial investment bullshit artist:

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12 / 29   Capture: Transport and Trade


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13 / 29   Capture: Universities and Schools


  • The Nonprofit College That Spends More on Marketing Than Financial Aid (12-Jan-2022)
  • "Baker College promises students a better life. But few ever graduate, and even those who do often leave with crushing debt and useless degrees. No one — not the board, nor the accreditors, nor the federal government — has intervened."

     

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    14 / 29   Censorship: Hunter Biden Laptop


    15 / 29   Civil Strife: European Union


    16 / 29   Corporate Greed in Medical Interventions: Sackler Oxycontin


    Where were the FDA, YouTube, Facebook and all of our overlords as the the opiate crisis has swept the country? Silent. But a simple drug that the Sacklers and other greedy pharmaceutical companies can't make a fortune on?! Attacked, vilified and censored.
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    17 / 29   Cybertech: Surveillance Capitalism


    libertycenterone.com: Van Eck Phreaking description and smart downplaying by Liberty Center One, a top-tier-flibble data-flurble.

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    18 / 29   Hypocrisy: Joe Biden


    Joe Biden (to Rich Donors 18-Jun-2019)

  • Joe Biden assured rich donors at a fundraiser (Carlyle Hotel, NYC) if elected, he would not "demonise" the rich and promised that "no one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change."
  • Biden said that poverty was "the one thing that can bring this country down" but to this donors: "I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who has made money... The truth of the matter is, you all, you all know, you all know in your gut what has to be done. We can disagree in the margins but the truth of the matter is it's all within our wheelhouse and nobody has to be punished. No one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change."
  • Biden went on to say that the rich should not be blamed for income inequality, pleading to the donors: "I need you very badly... I hope if I win this nomination, I won't let you down. I promise you."
  • Biden also complained that some Democrats criticised his eagerness to work with Republicans after they spent years blocking President Obama's agenda and moving further right. Biden pointed out that his ability to work with segregationists like former Mississippi Sen. James O. Eastland and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge showed that he could "bring people together." (The Washington Post).
  • Joe Biden: "I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me 'boy,' he always called me 'son.'" He also called Talmadge "one of the meanest guys I ever knew." "Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you're the enemy. Not the opposition -- the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore. I know the new 'New Left' tells me that I'm -- this is old-fashioned... Well guess what? If we can't reach a consensus in our system, what happens? It encourages and demands the abuse of power by a president. That's what it does. You have to be able to reach consensus under our system -- our constitutional system of separation of powers."
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    19 / 29   Manufacturing Consent: Free Speech


  • YouTube BBC: Admiral Lord West Casts Doubt on Syria Attack Intelligence (16-Apr-2018)
  • YouTube CNN: Jill Stein explains why she won't fully comply with Russia investigation (1-May-2018)
  • The Spectator: Hiding Biden from tough questions hurts him more than it helps him (16-Sept-2020)
  • "Free speech is important not because it's nice to be able to say what you want, but because the free flow of ideas and information creates a check on the powerful. It gives people the ability to hold the powerful to account. Which is exactly why the powerful work to eliminate it." - Caitlin Johnstone
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    20 / 29   Neoliberalism: Money over Human Beings


    21 / 29   Performance Politics: Democratic Party


    22 / 29   Performance Politics: UK Conservative Govt


  • Dr Steve James: I’d sacrifice my job over vaccine mandates (10-Jan-2022)
  • "Steve James is a critical care consultant at King’s College Hospital in London. When Health Secretary Sajid Javid visited last Friday, he asked the NHS staff about what they thought of the forthcoming mandates that will make Covid vaccination a condition of deployment for NHS staff."
  • Aristocrats double their wealth in a decade as titles average £16m (1-Jan-2022)
  • "Britain’s aristocrats have enjoyed a dramatic surge in their wealth in the last 30 years – and have seen their riches double."
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    23 / 29   Propaganda Hypocrisy


    24 / 29   Propaganda: Manufacturing Consent and Ignorance


    25 / 29   Propaganda: News Media Methods


    26 / 29   Russiagate


    27 / 29   Russophobia


    28 / 29   Two Party Lock-in


    Freedom To Vote Act: "To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes"

    The "Freedom to Vote Act" is presented as a voting rights initiative to rollback evil state-level Republican voter discrimination laws, but in reality it's the other side of the two-pronged assault on third parties and diversity of candidate choice. The unspoken objective is to further duopoly lockdown using GOP gerrymandering and voter restrictions to escalate dozens of restrictions/stipulations on ballot access (candidate funding). The Act centralises campaign financing (including public funds) with big party committees, inevitably excluding challenges from within (e.g. Bernie Sanders).

    Under H.R. 1, wealthy donors can effectively circumvent the candidate contribution limit by giving to the party committees directly and have them funnel up to $300 million forwarded candidates, effectively raising the amount big donors can contribute to a candidate to more than $115,000 in a year. H.R. 1 program would replace the 1:1 match in public funding with a 6:1 match, but simultaneously increase the minimum amount of donations (to get matched) by 500% to a minimum of $25,000 in each of 20 states. It would also increase the minimum number of contributions to reach it by 625%.

  • Third Parties May Disappear From Ballot Under Freedom to Vote Act Provision (2-Oct-2021)
  • "Removing the general election public funding grant, H.R. 1 also eliminates the other existing opportunity for minor parties to benefit under the current public financing law, where any party that receives between 5% and 25% would get a pro-rated portion of the public funding in the next election that the major party candidates do. Greens and Libertarians have long argued that a vote for their candidates helps them to get to 5%. Raising the primary election matching funds threshold helps ensure only a limited number of anointed candidates qualify for it, to eliminate those pesky others who stay in primary race too long."

  • Matching Funds: Establishing eligibility to receive presidential primary matching fund payments
  • Receiving a public funding grant for the general election
  • Public Financing of Campaigns
  • HR 1 Exacts Partisan Political Advantage in Exchange for Desperately Needed Voting Rights (21-Mar-2021)
  • Sixth District (Georgia): Church v Brian Kemp (29-Mar-2021)
  • HR1/S1 Hypocrisy: Under The Guise of ‘For the People’, Democrats Support Voters Rights, But Suppress Voter Choice (11-May-2021)
  • Ballot status and presidential primary matching funds (28-Jul-2021)
  • More on H.R.1/S.1: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (12-Mar-2021)
  • Duopoly angle: Annotated Guide to the For The People Act 2021 (20-Jan-2021)
  • "The Act removes voters’ ability to fund 100% clean money and grassroots campaigns via matching funds, while increasing the role of big money in elections, and limiting voter choice to vote for other than major party candidates — the latter which itself is a de facto form of voter suppression, by removing a positive incentive for many voters to vote. Masters of lesser-of-evilism, Democrats have set up the Devil’s bargain in H.R. 1 — accept a further entrenched duopoly in exchange for your right to vote.

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    29 / 29   US Presidential Elections 2016-2020 | Russiagate

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