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At Northrop Grumman, It's All About the Green

AT NORTHROP GRUMMAN, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GREEN
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 27: Communication 1
13 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0027c1)

Of the "Big 5" U.S. defense contractors who each year bank billions of taxpayer dollars we know about - and probably billions more we don't - none appreciate the importance of high-profile, high-volume campaign contributions and legislative lobbying more so than Northrop Grumman. In fact, they even devote one third of their website's home page slide show to enlisting YOU to lobby for THEM:

http://www.northropgrumman.com

If they change the slideshow or you can't access flash, here are screenshots of the slides I'm referring to:

http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/NorthropGrumman/Slide6.jpg
http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/NorthropGrumman/Slide7.jpg
http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/NorthropGrumman/Slide8.jpg
http://ldrlongdistancerider.com/NorthropGrumman/Slide9.jpg

At Boeing, Pay-to-Play is the Rule of the Day

AT BOEING, PAY-TO-PLAY IS THE RULE OF THE DAY
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 26: Communication 1
12 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0026c1)

"Boeing is the world's top manufacturer of commercial airplanes, including the 767 and the 747. The company is also a leading military supplier, making fighter bombers, transport planes and the Apache helicopter. The company regularly lobbies Congress to increase defense spending and to win military contracts, although it lost the $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter contract to rival Lockheed Martin in 2001. Boeing has also supported expanding free trade, especially in Asia, where it hopes to sell more commercial aircraft. The company also pushed for Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which gives loan guarantees to businesses. In 2001, Boeing got $2.5 billion from the bank."

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?cycle=A&type=P&id=D000000100

Who Actually Owns the Fed and Why That Must End

WHO ACTUALLY OWNS THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND WHY THAT MUST END
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 25: Communication 1
11 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0025c1)

Few questions of late have been asked more frequently or answered with less transparency than this one:

WHO OWNS THE FED?

The domain name for the official website is FederalReserve.gov, the ".gov" extension of which suggests that the Federal Reserve System (a.k.a. the "Fed") is part of the United States government and therefore owned by the American taxpayers. But that is not the case. As the Fed itself states...

Like the Patriot Act, There is Nothing Patriotic About the Raytheon Patriot Missile

LIKE THE PATRIOT ACT, THERE IS NOTHING PATRIOTIC ABOUT THE RAYTHEON PATRIOT MISSILE
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 24: Communication 1
10 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0024c1)

The prime contractor for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System is Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, a component of the Raytheon Company that in 2010 banked some $14.8+ billion in U.S. military and other government contracts that we are allowed to know about:

http://tinyurl.com/4g5dh63

And Raytheon's Patriot missiles are not sold exclusively to defend the good ole Red, White and Blue. Any country with a wad of cash and a wink from the State Department can stockpile them, including Arab nations like Kuwait and the UAE. Osama Bin Laden's Saudi Arabia homeland, for example, just ponied up $1.7 billion for a Patriot "upgrade":

http://tinyurl.com/3vy5lec

Lockheed Martin: First in Federal Funding, First in Government Fraud

LOCKHEED MARTIN: FIRST IN FEDERAL FUNDING, FIRST IN GOVERNMENT FRAUD
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 23: Communication 1
9 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0023c1)

Part 1 of 4: Lockheed Martin, First in Federal Funding

Lockheed Martin is by many measures the U.S. government's top contractor, raking in $16.7 billion in new contracts related to "IT products and services, systems integration, telecommunications, professional services and engineering services" in 2010 alone:

http://tinyurl.com/4vc7aez

And that is only a fraction of what they bank as the top defense contractor at the Pentagon, where on any given day they announce billions in new contracts awarded to Lockheed Martin and other members of the Military Industrial Complex:

http://www.defense.gov/Contracts/archive.aspx

Part 2 of 4: Lockheed Martin, First in Government Fraud

Fifteen Issues, Eight Demands, One People, One Revolution

FIFTEEN ISSUES, EIGHT DEMANDS, ONE PEOPLE, ONE REVOLUTION
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 22: Communication 1
8 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0022c1)

The steering committee of the "October 2011 Movement" - the patriots presently occupying Freedom Plaza in Washington DC - published a summary of the 15 issues which are the focus of their protest here:

http://october2011.org/issues

The 8 demands which are the focus of my personal protest are these:

1. End the Fed.
2. Reverse Citizens United.
3. Repeal PATRIOT Act.
4. Expose 9/11 Truth.
5. End Profit Wars.
6. Refund Taxpayer Trillions.
7. Imprison the Kleptocrats.
8. Single Term Limits.

Kleptocracy Incarnate: The General Electric Company ("GE"): Misinformation at Work

KLEPTOCRACY INCARNATE: THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY ("GE"): MISINFORMATION AT WORK
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 20: Communication 1
6 Oct 2011 (g1a2d0020c1)

1.a. GE (the General Electric Company, founded by Thomas Edison) is one of world's largest multinational conglomerate corporations, and ranks as the 14th most profitable company in the Fortune 500 for 2010:

http://tinyurl.com/3bvzzsq

1.b. Despite reporting 2010 worldwide profits of $14.2 billion with $5.1 billion of the total coming from its operations in the United States, GE paid no federal income taxes for that year. In fact, GE claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

http://tinyurl.com/3fbktst

2.a. GE has been one of the Top 100 federal government contractors and war profiteers for many years:

http://tinyurl.com/4vc7aez

2.b. GE has also maintained a Top 100 ranking in the Federal Contractor Misconduct Database for many years:

http://tinyurl.com/5sxt4jz

What we're up against

Comments closed. I've left this posted on BlueNC as a permanent display of breathtaking ignorance.

James
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The Campaigner-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama launched his $1 billion re-election campaign yesterday. This is the first shot in what will be the most important battle in modern day politics and one that will determine the future of our great republic. Consider this: In just 2 years, Obama took over much of the American healthcare system, auto industry, banking industry, housing industry and student loan industry among others. His Administration’s pro-European style government added a whopping $3.6 TRILLION to the national debt. THIS WAS JUST TWO YEARS! Now just imagine what 8 years would bring.

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