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Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Facebook - Trump, Brexit

Post by Firestarter » Tue May 22, 2018 5:24 pm

There are lots of rumours that Russians interfered with the US Presidential elections, but there is no real mystery on who rigged the elections.
SCL (the parent company of Cambridge Analytica) has specialised in behaviour modifying strategies including election rigging. Besides the Trump campaign, SCL has worked for Ted Cruz and successfully made Brexit happen.
SCL has been supported by amongst others Robert Mercer, Steve Bannon, Rex Tillerson, and Michael Flynn. SCL is headquartered in London, England (so not Russia).

In 2004, Strategic Communication Laboratories Ltd. Orchestrated the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, which used internet to make it happen.
Orange, the colour of corruption, slavery and genocide...
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SCL once advertised their product with: the OpCentre “can override all national radio and TV broadcasts in time of crisis”: https://medium.com/textifire/scl-groups ... 368d7c3672
(archived here: http://archive.is/fnQdo)


It was Cambridge Analytica that made Brexit happen and, together with WikiLeaks, got President Trump crowned as president.
In one of those strange coincidences, Julian Assange effectively headquarters WikiLeaks from the Ecuadorian embassy, just a few miles away from Cambridge Analytica’s head office (in London).

Just before the US election in November 2016, Alexander Nix (CEO of Cambridge Analytica) contacted Julian Assange to ask him if he wanted some “help” with WikiLeaks’s stolen emails.

In some more strange coincidences, Nigel Farage, who led the Brexit campaign, is friends with Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer (Mercer is financier of Cambridge Analytica, part of the SCL Group). Steve Bannon was part of Donald Trump’s team, is leading propaganda network Breitbart and was working with Cambridge Analytica.
Farage subsequently visited Donald Trump, Assange, and then Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher is described in the US press as “Putin’s favourite congressman”.

Then Rohrabacher met Donald Trump’s Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya…
This was followed by Rohrabacher meeting with Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... y-alliance
(archived here: http://archive.is/jp5ge)


By common consensus,Cambridge Analytica is owned by Robert Mercer, but in reality Cambridge is “the US subsidiary of SCL Group” in which the British Iranian multimillionaire Vincent Tchenguiz is the largest shareholder.
Cambridge Analytica is entirely owned by SCL Elections, owned by executive Alexander Nix. Julian David Wheatland, SCL Group Chairman is still Tchenguiz’s employee Wheatland. Vincent Tchenguiz also has connections to Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash.

In March 2011, the brothers Tchenguiz were arrested as they were suspected to be guilty of a bankruptcy fraud involving the Icelandic bank Kaupthing. Just before its collapse, Kaupthing’s loans to the Tchenguiz brothers totalled 40% of its capital. The Tchenguiz brothers were acquitted as in our Brave New World the legal system protects the big criminals.
Kaupthing’s largest shareholder, Meidur (now called Exista), owned 25% of its shares, had ties to the Alfa Bank that - together with Spectrum Health of the DeVos family - was caught communicating with a server of the Trump Organization during the 2016 election: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-an ... ian-access
(archived here: http://archive.is/RbAFN)


The SCL Group landed its first major deal in 1999, with the goal of enhancing the reputation of then-Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid. SCL set out to influence behavior
conversations that Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn had with Sberbank, the sanctioned parent company of SVB Bank, were intercepted.

Flynn became vice chairman of GreenZone Systems, headed by Bijan Kian, and funded by the Minneapolis-based NJK Holding Corporation. NJK is led by Nasser Kazeminy.
Flynn was forced to disclose that he received $140,000 from NJK. NJK said Flynn “played an advisory role to NJK Holding relative to its investment interests in security”.

Michael Flynn was also forced to disclose his link to Cambridge Analytica, where Steve Bannon was a vice-president before he joined Trump’s team.
Just before the end of the campaign, Flynn became a paid consultant to the SCL Group, the British parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm that worked on Trump’s campaign. One of Cambridge’s financiers is hedge fund magnate Robert L. Mercer.
Not many media outlets have mentioned how Great Britain and Australian born Rupert Murdoch manipulated the presidential election in the USA...
Flynn terminated his involvement shortly after Trump won the presidency: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 4a44e4fa7b
(archived here: http://archive.is/FMR2b)


In the 1920s, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays, was one of the pivotal figures who helped to develop the concept of manipulated “democracy”. Bernays has been called the father of modern-day public relations.
Bernays developed a strategy to manipulate the gullible public by subliminal messages that tap into the unconscious of repressed animal instincts. Bernays proposed similar techniques to manipulate the elecctorate, using the mass media to manipulate populations.
Bernays’ clients included some of the largest US corporations.

The main difference today is that the the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) developed internet has made manipulating techniques more efficient…
DARPA has been experimenting on the internet to study influence behaviour.

SCL has worked in more than 60 countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Pakistan. It specialises in “election management strategies” and “messaging and information operations”.
Robert Mercer started his career at the Rothschild affiliated IBM: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long ... 87731.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/g1XmN)


Lorne Craner, is a former staffer for Rothschild puppet John McCain, he was also a Bush administration official.
Craner got to know Paul back in 2012, when the Egyptian government arrested several IRI employees, including Sam LaHood (son of former transportation secretary Ray LaHood).
In 2016, Craner again joined Rand Paul’s potential presidential campaign.

In his 2012 book, Government Bullies, Rand Paul praised IRI and its Democratic counterpart, the National Democratic Institute.
The Orange revolution that got rid of President Yanukovych was orchestrated by the same SCL Group, Cambridge Analytica that made Brexit and President Trump a reality.
Rand Paul has repeatedly flip-flopped on Ukraine, sometimes friendly and at other times threatening to the Russians.

In January 2014, Rand Paul made a speech at the pro-Russian Center for the National Interest (CNI) where his soon-to-be-advisor Richard Burt is an Ambassador and Henry Kissinger is Honorary Chairman: https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-rand-p ... total-dove
(archived here: http://archive.is/im27p)


Deutsche Bank helped US clients to report approximately $29.3 billion in bogus transactions on their tax returns. This allowed them to evade approximately $5.9 billion in income taxes. Deutsche Bank also sold “basket options” which allowed clients to evade taxes.
Between 2000 and 2012, Renaissance Technology (RenTec) purchased 29 basket options with a notional value of $46 billion and profits totalling $15.9 billion. The co-CEO of RenTec, billionaire Robert Mercer, contributed over $20 million to Republican candidates during the 2016 election campaign (and was one of the biggest supporters to Trump’s campaign). Robert Mercer also funded Breitbart and the SCL Group.
In 2016, Dmitry Firtash was a board member of SCL when Mike Flynn was a paid consultant. Cambridge Analytica employed Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway.

The Global Laundromat involved Commercial Bank of San Francisco (associated with Boris Avramovich Goldstein and Irakaly “Ike” Kaveladze) and Bank of New York (associated with Bruce Rappaport and Peter Berlin).

US Attorney Preet Bharara investigated (amongst others) several cases against Deutsche Bank.
After Bharara was fired, on 3 January 2018 Geoffrey Berman was appointed Interim US Attorney for the SDNY. Berman was a partner at the law firm that employed Rudy Giuliani.

In 2015, Deutsche settled the case for rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for $2.5 billion with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) through a deferred prosecution agreement: https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/01/08/deuts ... an-part-1/
(archived here: http://archive.is/Cwuxz)


Earlier in 2018, the Trump administration awarded Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, London-based SCL Group Ltd, with the contract for the US State Department’s “Global Engagement Center”.
SCL Group will use its psychological profiling and data manipulation techniques as part of a “counter-radicalization” campaign directed at young men in other countries who could be radicalised into joining ISIS…
Since Congress has eliminated barriers between access to data profiles of foreign nationals and US citizens, it is likely that Cambridge Analytica and the SCL Group will have access to personal data of both Americans and non-Americans.

Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, formerly of Mercer-owned media outlet — Breitbart News —joined the Board of Cambridge Analytica. Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway also has close ties to Robert Mercer.

Cambridge Analytica had the ability to micro-target Facebook users. They could reach into the exact zip codes and precincts for the Trump Campaign.
Literally within hours of the WikiLeaks dumbs that started on 22 July 2016, the Trump Campaign was sending micro-targeted messages to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. It is unlikely that Cambridge Analytica could be able to analyse this mass of data and pick out “smoking gun” segments for transmission to potential Trump voters so quickly without advance knowledge.
Cambridge Analytica and SCL have financial ties to Alfa Bank, and there could also be a role for Trump advisor Richard Burt, who sat on Alfa’s senior advisory board.
Maybe the communication between the Trump organization server, Spectrum Health and Alfa Bank was to transmit the coming WikiLeaks dump and/or hacked voting records to target individual voters.

In early 2017, during the transition period and after Trump’s inauguration, Cambridge Analytica had a series of meetings with Trump and his team.
The subject was how Cambridge Analytica could continue “managing public opinion” regarding the policies of the Trump Administration. At the same time, Cambridge Analytica discussed with the Trump Administration on how to promote the real estate “products” of the Trump Organization.

Maybe somebody will agree with me that it’s suspicious that FBI Director James Comey send his “October Surprise” letter to Congress about “reopening” the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
One could argue that the at that time ongoing investigation into the communication between Trump, Spectrum Health and the Alfa Bank was of more significance: http://blog.mccallionlaw.com/fbi-invest ... analytica/
(archived here: http://archive.is/wLzjU)


Whistleblower Christopher Wylie claims to have created “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindfuck tool”.

Wylie has evidence - receipts, invoices, emails, legal letters – that between June and August 2014, he got a hand on the profiles of more than 50 million Facebook users. He even has a letter from Facebook’s lawyers admitting that Cambridge Analytica had acquired the data illegitimately.

Wylie has a copy of a 4 June 2014 contract, between SCL and Global Science Research (GSR), owned by Cambridge-based Aleksandr Kogan. Cambridge Analytica spent $7 million for the Facebook data. Kogan’s app, thisismydigitallife, gave him permission to access not only the Facebook profiles of the people that accepted the terms and conditions, but also of their friends.
Some 320,000 Facebook users in total gave permission, which also gave them access to more than 50 million of their “friends”.
Wylie explains that:
Facebook could see it was happening. Their security protocols were triggered because Kogan’s apps were pulling this enormous amount of data, but apparently Kogan told them it was for academic use. So they were like, ‘Fine’.

Both Facebook and SCL strongly denied the allegations by Wylie…

Starting in 2007, David Stillwell, devised various Facebook apps, including a personality quiz myPersonality. This was used to measure personality traits across the population and was used to analyse against Facebook “likes”, which Wylie explains:
The company has created psychological profiles of 230 million Americans. And now they want to work with the Pentagon? It’s like Nixon on steroids.

Wylie met Steve Bannon, Robert Mercer (co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies) and his daughter Rebekah.
SCL “reached out” to WikiLeaks to “help” distribute Hillary Clinton’s emails in 2016.

SCL group has been contracted by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and the US’s Department of Defense. Its expertise is in psychological operations (psyops) – changing people’s minds through “informational dominance”, a set of techniques including rumour, disinformation and fake news.
Wylie explains:
It’s like dirty MI6 because you’re not constrained. There’s no having to go to a judge to apply for permission. It’s normal for a ‘market research company’ to amass data on domestic populations. And if you’re working in some country and there’s an auxiliary benefit to a current client with aligned interests, well that’s just a bonus.

Wylie also explains that he once gave a presentation with Cambridge Analytica CEO is Alexander Nix for Russian giant oil and gas company Lukoil, whose CEO is a former Soviet oil minister and associate of Putin, Vagit Alekperov.
Their presentation was really about behavioural microtargeting in the context of elections. Wylie says:
It didn’t make any sense to me. I didn’t understand either the email or the pitch presentation we did. Why would a Russian oil company want to target information on American voters?
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/m ... nnon-trump
(archived here: http://archive.is/tP4Gm)


See the interview with Christopher Wylie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdYSQ6nu-M
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Re: Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Facebook - Trump, Brexit

Post by Firestarter » Wed May 23, 2018 4:29 pm

Whistleblower Chris Wylie was banned Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in retaliation for telling the world about the SCL Group.

Cambridge Analytica claims on its website:
Within the United States alone, we have played a pivotal role in winning presidential races as well as congressional and state elections, with data on more than 230 million American voters.

In late 2017 and early 2018, some Journalists went undercover and caught Cambridge Analytica, SCL executives - Alexander Nix, Alex Tayler and Mark Turnbull – on secret camera boasting about manipulating elections…
Channel 4's representative posed as a Sri Lankan looking to employ SCL to rig the election.
Alexander Nix was suspended from his role as chief executive of Cambridge Analytica for what he said on camera.

Nix made it clear that Cambridge Analytica can provide services like using sex workers as honey traps. Nix explained they can "send some girls around to the candidate's house" and that Ukrainians are effective because they, "are very beautiful, I find that works very well" and then leak the video.
Nix explained another method:
We'll offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his campaign in exchange for land for instance, we'll have the whole thing recorded, we'll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the internet.

Turnbull told that SCL "has relationships and partnerships with specialist organizations" who do "intelligence gathering" on political opponents using "people who used to work for MI5, MI6".
Nix also referred to having Israeli contacts, which they use to spy on their targets: https://sputniknews.com/world/201803201 ... stigation/


Cambridge Analytica bragged about its part in making Donald Trump president and creating the “crooked Hillary”. Nix said:
The company did all the research, all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting.
Alexander Nix also boasted that he met the US President many times.

The Cambridge Analytica executives bragged that their campaign of dirty tricks is so successful because “it’s unattributable, untrackable”.
Mark Turnbull explained to use “proxies”, including charities to send out negative material on its rival:
Sometimes you can use proxy organisations who are already there. You feed them.
They are civil society organisations ... charities or activist groups, and we use them, feed them the material and they do the work.

The SCL Group used a proxy to offer St Kitts leader of the opposition Lindsay Grant a bribe of £1million during the 2010 elections.
They secretly filmed Grant accepting the bribe, and they put it online days before the election.

SCL has received hundreds of thousands of pounds from the British government for “analysis in conflict zones”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... sting.html


See the video, in which they also talk about their work in Kenya.
https://youtu.be/mpbeOCKZFfQ


The SCL Group has offices in London, New York, Washington, Brazil and Malaysia.

In one of those strange coincidences, Twitter sold data to the same Aleksandr Kogan (GSR) that sold millions of Facebook users' private data to the SCL Group, without their consent. According to Twitter, GSR accessed tweets in the five-month period from December 2014 to April 2015.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that data sales make up 13% of Twitter's total revenue.

But don’t worry: both Kogan and Twitter denied violating any laws.
Twitter bans companies that use their data to gather “sensitive information” about political views or race: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... andal.html


Roger Stone, a long-time unofficial adviser to Donald Trump, has confirmed that he was briefed in advance about the leaked Democratic emails by an American libertarian who was in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Stone told the Daily Caller:
I’ve admitted I’ve been in communication with Assange through an intermediary.
They don’t tell me what they’re going to release.

In August 2016, Stone told a Florida audience:
I actually have communicated with Assange. I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there’s no telling what the October surprise may be.

A source also told the Guardian that Stone once boasted to meeting Assange personally. Stone denied to the Guardian having met Assange: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... oger-stone


There are also ties from Julian Assange’s Wikileaks to the Rothschild crime syndicate. The Guardian and The New York Times are media partners of Assange’s.
The chairman of the Guardian Media Group is Paul Myners, who previously worked for NM Rothschild Limited & Sons Ltd. Guardian Media Group is owned by Scott Trust of which trustee Anthony Salz, since 2011 is executive vice-chairman of the investment Bank Rothschild.
The chairman of The New York Times is Arthur Sulzberger Jr., a member of the CFR and the grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger who was a trustee for the Rockefeller Foundation.

On 17 January 2011, Julian Assange held a press conference at The Frontline Club. On October 25 and July 27, Assange was a speaker at Frontline Trust. After a time in “real” prison, Assange was “imprisoned” in a mansion of Vaughan Smith, the owner of Frontline Trust.
Frontline is funded by Rothschild agent George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Jemima Khan (nee Goldsmith) posted 20 000 pounds ($32 000) for the bail of Julian Assange. She’s genetically related to the Rothschilds. Jemima Khan’s father, the late James Goldsmith, was a cousin to the Rothschilds.
Jemima brother, Ben Goldsmith, wed Kate Rothschild in 2003 and her other brother, Zac, a British MP, was (is?) living with Kate’s sister, Alice Rothschild: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 4948#p4948


The following video explains how Facebook (like other social media) exploit human stupidity.
Ex Facebook President Sean Parker explains how Facebook exploited human behaviour, making a “social validation” loop, Facebook even interferes with society, including changing children’s brains.
Another Facebook executive, Chamath Palihapitiya, also explains how this works. He tells that people that think they’re very smart, are even more probable to fall for these strategies.
https://youtu.be/-J2jgLX6XKc
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Re: Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Facebook - Trump, Brexit

Post by Firestarter » Thu May 24, 2018 3:04 pm

It’s easier to fool people, than show them how they’ve been fooled…

When I ask “conspiracy theorists” about Brexit they loudly proclaim victory. When I ask them what they’ve won, they don’t have a clue.

In the Netherlands the media often use the EU to divert the blame from the Dutch politicians. The only influence of the EU I noticed, is the Euro and a higher inflation.
In the Netherlands a landslide voted against the EU/Ukraine association agreement in “referendum”, with 61% against 39%.
King Willem-Alexander went ahead as if nothing happened because he has no reason at all to respect his subjects: http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/ ... ree-travel
The media is completely silent (like a black-out) on this clear disregard for the voters; compare that for example to the massive amount of media attention for Brexit.


I did an internet search on “NWO Brexit”; I didn’t find single story on Cambridge Analytica, SCL Group…
I see lots of stories in which it’s claimed that the NWO tries to sabotage Brexit.
I found a total of 1 (!) story (a not particularly strong video) that claims that the NWO wanted Britain out of the EU, based on a plan from 1942: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PGhqZLN45w

The plan “Outline of (the) Post-War New World Map” was published in Philadelphia in early 1942, created by Maurice Gomberg, shows a proposal to re-arrange the world after an Allied victory against the Axis forces. It was probably designed before Pearl Harbor; a copy was received by the Library of Congress on 25 February 1942.
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Note that the British Commonwealth of Nations (BCN) - Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and most of Indonesia - are separate from the United States of Europe (USE) - Benelux, the German Rhineland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
This makes it more likely that the NWO wanted Britain out of the EU…

The policy below the map is even more interesting than the picture…
3. A New World Moral Order for permanent peace and freedom shall be established at the successful conclusion of the present war.
(…)

6. In order to be able, in the fulfillment of our obligations, to effectively prevent the possibility of a recurrence of another world cataclysm, the invincibility of the U.S.A. as a military, naval and air power, shall be the major prerequisite.
(…)

13. The British Commonwealth of Nations, the second military and naval Power of importance cooperating in a binding compact with the U.S.A. as a Power for freedom, shall retain and acquire control such territories, peace-security bases and strategic islands outposts essential for the maintenance of world peace and freedom as outlines on the map.
14. The U.S.S.R., the third military Power of importance cooperating with the U.S.A. as a Power for freedom and the maintenance of world peace, shall acquire control of the liberated, disorganized adjacent areas and those of Germany-Austria to be re-educated and eventually incorporated as equal republics of the U.S.S.R., as approximately outlined on map.
15. A world League of Nationalities with arbitration and supervision powers shall be organized.
(…)

18. The areas known as Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, the island of Corsica, and eventually Italy and the islands of Sardinia and Sicily shall be unified as a demilitarized, federated “United States of Europe.”
(…)

26. The area of the Holy Land of the ancient Hebrews, at present known as Palestine and Trans-Jordan, and the adjacent requisite regions as outlined on map, for considerations of history and the imperative necessity to alleviate a post war refugee problem, shall be unified as a demilitarized republic of “Hebrewland.”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-post-w ... tory/19706


A recent example of our media to make us afraid that the NWO will sabotage Brexit includes one of the most hated men in the world – George Soros.
The Daily Mail newspaper claims there is a £5.6 million plan to thwart Brexit, Best for Britain, funded by George Soros.

The Daily Mail makes it very easy to see that it supports Brexit. Just looks at some of the quotes.
Former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson:
The cynical plan to manipulate the British voter and stop Brexit has now been laid bare.
Leave voters up and down the country will be disgusted that George Soros thinks he can spend his fortune to determine the direction of our great country. Most Remain voters too just want us to get on with it.
My colleagues in Parliament, whether they were for Leave or Remain, must denounce this brazen attempt to undermine our democracy.
Yeah - that wonderful British Royal democracy I’ve heard such wonderful stories on…

Richard Tice, of the pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave:
George Soros, the billionaire who does not live in the UK, will stop at nothing with his elitist friends to stop Brexit, deceitfully masking their plans as a people's vote.
Shamefully, they want to deny the poorest in our society from benefiting the most from Brexit.

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said:
This dossier is yet another example of the complacent Establishment trying to stitch up the people.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rexit.html


Just looking at the picture of George Soros, made we want to smash up the computer screen…
Compare this for example to the photo of Donald Trump with Nigel Farage; confident that they can fool all of us…
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Boris Johnson compared the European Union to Hitler and Nazism in support for Brexit (preceding the referendum).
Boris claimed that the EU is yet another attempt at domination of Britain by the European continent: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-17/w ... it/7420188

Boris Johnson was in the Bullingdon Club with such “anti-NWO” stalwarts as Nat Rothschild, David Cameron and George Osborne…


I’ve seen lots of stories on NWO-orchestrated revolts, which are claimed as victories by “the people”.
I’ve heard about the following threats to the NWO: BRICS, Putin, Iceland throwing out the banksters, and - my favourite – Neil Keenan’s lawsuit for the “White Dragon Society”: https://geopolitics.co/vital-issues/ben ... %E2%80%9D/


Let’s put a name on the NWO - the Order of the Garter: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 1093#p4038

Just see them, not particularly bright, and “terrified” that billions of people will see through the propaganda. I guess that most “conspiracy theorists” are more optimistic than me in estimating the chances for a “real” revolution…
Juan Carlos of Spain second from left, Beatrix second from right, and Harald V of Norway on the far right, front row. In the centre of the front row: Philip, Elizabeth and Charles.
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Re: Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Facebook - Trump, Brexit

Post by Firestarter » Mon May 28, 2018 5:15 pm

More than a year ago, it was claimed that “highly reliable sources” show that the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division increasingly focuses on the connection between Russia’s cyber-disinformation efforts and Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica, which is partly owned by billionaire and Trump-backer Robert Mercer, once boasted that it had Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn and other key members of the Trump team on its Board of Directors or Advisory Board. Bannon received a six-figure “consulting fee”.

Mercer invested at least $10 million in Cambridge Analytica because he was impressed with its work for his friend, Tea Party sympathiser L. Brent Bozell III. Mercer was also a friend of the British Brexit leader Nigel Farage.
Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, worked for the Mercer-owned media outlet — Breitbart News. Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway also has close ties to Mercer.
Paul Manafort’s important client, billionaire Dmitry Firtash (with close ties to Gazprom), owned a major stake in SCL.

One of the connections between the Russians, WikiLeaks, Cambridge Analytica and the Trump Campaign was through Russia’s Alfa Bank. The SCL Group has financial ties to Alfa Bank, and Trump advisor Richard Burt, sat on Alfa’s advisory board.
The suspicion is that SCL and WikiLeaks used the Alfa Bank server to transmit voting records, key DNC/Clinton emails and documents to communicate with the Trump Campaign to swiftly capitalise on the WikiLeaks releases.
Trump Campaign was able to so quickly exploit WikiLeaks’ data dump of the tens of thousands of pages hacked from the DNC, Clinton Campaign, and John Podesta databases. Literally within hours of some of these public releases by WikiLeaks, starting on July 22, 2016 on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and continuing periodically thereafter, the Trump Campaign was sending micro-targeted bots and messaging to the Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts of key voters battleground states
Roger Stone bragged that he was in touch with Julian Assange and Russian hackers using the name “Guccifer 20”. In August 2016, Stone correctly predicted back that it would soon be Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s “turn in the barrel”.

Bots flooded US social media with pro-Trump and anti-Clinton stories. Mostly with links to “fake news” stories from Breitbart News, Infowars, RT (Russia Today), Sputnik News or other “news” sources.
Using Cambridge Analytica’s data and messaging strategies, the Cruz campaign was able to send different messages to voters in the same voting district.
FBI Director James Comey through the release of his 28 October 2016 letter about “reopening” of the closed Clinton email investigation was the (arranged) icing on the cake...

SCL claims to have access to thousands of “data points” about every American man, woman, and child, as well as a massive database on foreign nationals.
SCL helped the St. Lucian government in the Caribbean, and participated in Nigeria’s notoriously corrupt 2007 election in which it helped the ruling People’s Democratic Party to discourage opposition voters by organising “anti-poll rallies” on the day of the election: http://blog.mccallionlaw.com/fbi-invest ... analytica/
(archived here: http://archive.is/wLzjU)


Over the last year, I’ve read lots of posts from people that used to be fans of Infowars, but think that the present day Alex Jones is completely ridiculous.

Both Alex Jones and long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone have claimed that Robert Mueller has them harassed by the FBI.
Alex Jones tweeted:
It’s Official! Alex Jones & Infowars Are Being Investigated For Espionage By The FBI.



A little more than a week ago, Roger Stone (who’s also thight with poor Alex) announced on Meet The Press that he expects to be indicted and arrested soon: http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/it ... dal/10282/

If you can stomach it, here’s a more than an hour video from Alex Jones in which he claims that Infowars is Mueller's next target, because 6 witnesses were detained by the FBI: https://youtu.be/tLLN9RlI1aY


I think this is a ploy to give Alex Jones the credibility (back) that he doesn’t deserve.
By his own accounts, Alex Jones is affiliated with Satanism, Zionism, the John Birch Society, and the CIA.

Satanic rituals
I have seen a video, where poor Alex Jones tries to impress us by revealing that he was present at several Satanic bloody rituals; “real creepy”. He tries to give it a swing, by telling he escaped; but when you think about it, it shows that Alex Jones himself is worshipping Lucifer. He also tells that he is a born and raised rich kid...
The video has been deleted from Youtube, here's a thread on another forum that was started when this video was still online: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread ... ic-Rituals


Zionist
The following old clip, from way back before Alex Jones had a bloated face and fake, gruff voice shows which side he really is on.
Alex Jones is caught on tape with a tirade against the supposed anti-Israel politrics of the United Nations; he begins with “I support the Jewish state of Israel”.
https://youtu.be/RNseMDToKdk


John Birch Society
Alex Jones claims that he became a conspiracy theorist at a young age because he was stopped by some crooked cop, and by becoming a fan of the John Birch Society (JBS). John Birch himself worked for the OSS (the predecessor of the CIA).
The John Birch Society supported the Cold War with Communism. During the 1990s and especially after 9/11 they became a giant supporter of the War on terror.

Alex Jones that from a very young age was introduced to the conspiracy theories of the John Birch Society.
He was indoctrinated by neighbours that were members of the JBS, starting at around age two.
He also repeatedly read “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” by Gary Allen of the John Birch Society.

John Birch Society member Spruille Braden, was also a member of the CFR and a paid lobbyist for the drug trafficking United Fruit Company, which was used to force regime change in Nicaragua in 1954.
Bircher Roy Cohn was the principle figure in the Western Goals Foundation (WGF) network, which was closely associated with JBS. Roy Cohn was of course Donald Trump's mentor: https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/ ... h-society/

In the following video Alex Jones tells his gullible fans that everyone should join the John Birch Society - They were right about everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxJ_ngHcT7I


CIA family
Alex Jones has repeatedly admitted, for example on his radio show in 2014, that in the 1980s his father (David Jones) and other family members worked for the CIA.
I’m not bragging when I say that when, in the 80’s – because late 80’s – my mom and dad had multiple discussions – and my dad would say, ‘Let’s talk about it privately,’ and stuff like that, with my mom, so I never even heard all of it, and he won’t talk about it today – where the C.I.A. tried to hire him – because I had some family that, what, did stuff for the C.I.A. – to be inducted in Maryland into literal, below ground bases for a four-year secret tour. And they were hiring other top dentists that were pioneering implants.
(…)
And he said, ‘No.’ Because my dad did, did work, at the medical school. He, he was, he was someone who would do medical procedures on high level C.I.A. people.
https://youtu.be/Azp7s4mEdGc

Whenever I go to a family reunion, half the people in the room are former or retired C.I.A. And do you know what they tell me? They tell me I’m dead on, a hundred percent absolutely right.
https://youtu.be/bBMXmjVr954

Verna Grayce Chao and Buckley S. Hamman are children of William Forrest “Biff” Hamman, the brother of Alex Jones’ mother Carol Gretchen Hamman. Buckley Hamman is employed as a producer and reporter for Infowars.
During the early to mid 1980s, William Hamman worked for the CIA and US Army Special Forces in Guatemala City. Alex Jones once compared uncle William to the drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorist supporting Oliver North:
I remember Buckley, whose dad passed away, my uncle, my mom's brother [William Hamman]. He was like an army commander in Guatemala and he was kinda like the Oliver North of the army.

Verna Grayce Chao is/was employed by Dell and IBM. IBM is affiliated with Rothschild
CIA asset Edward Snowden told Wired that when he worked for Dell in 2011:
I would sit down with the CIO of the CIA, the CTO of the CIA, the chiefs of all the technical branches.
http://alexjonesexposed.info/alex-jones-and-cia/

See an overview of CIA assets in Alex Jones’ family.
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Re: Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Facebook - Trump, Brexit

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:06 pm

Paul Manafort’s important client, Dmitry Firtash, owned a major stake in SCL.
It isn’t regularly mentioned in the mainstream or alternative media that Clinton’s Podesta used to work with/for the Mercury of Donald Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort.

From 2012 to 2014, Mercury LLC (of Manafort and his employee Rick Gates) and the Podesta Group were “lobbying” for the European Center for Modern Ukraine (ECFMU).
Reportedly Podesta and Manafort had to lobby the message that Ukraine’s 2012 election was really democratic and that the country’s leaders wanted to move closer to the West.
ECFMU paid $790,000 to Mercury and Podesta Group in 2013 alone, though it is not clear where the money came from: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 8&start=30


The 2016 US Presidential election was all about “Pizzagate” that insinuated that the Clintons (and Podesta) are in the middle of a paedophile sex ring.

At a Trump rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, former Rep. Mark Foley sat behind Donald Trump.
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In 2006, Foley resigned from his position because he had sent sexual messages to teenage boys, who worked as congressional pages.

Ironically at this rally, Trump bashed Clinton for having Mateen sitting at a similar spot in her campaign event a couple of days before.
Trump explained (about Clinton):
When you get those seats you sort of know the campaign, so when she said, 'Well, we didn’t know,' he knew, they knew.

Wasn’t it terrible when the father of the animal that killed the wonderful people in Orlando was sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton? And by the way ... a lot of the people here - how many of you people know me? A lot of you people know me.
A lot of people sitting behind him, confirmed they know Trump, including Foley, who raised his hand.

Trump has donated to Foley's campaigns.
Foley had also attended other Trump campaign events.
Foley said:
I've been a friend of Mr. Trump's since 1987. I've admired so much of what he's done. He's a different breed of leader and a different breed of candidate.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/pre ... d-trump-at
(archived here: http://archive.is/jemtU)


As far as I can tell, the most important reason for the British voters to choose Brexit, is their frustration over the massive amount of migrants flooding Britain.
This doesn’t have much to do with the European Union, though, but is a policy of the UN.
British colonies like Canada and Australia also import massive amounts of migrants (this confirms that the British Royal family favours mass migration): https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=1149


David Davis once explained that after Britain leaves the EU, it will not suddenly shut the door on migrants coming in (from the EU).
Davis said:
In the hospitality sector, hotels and restaurants, in the social-care sector, working in agriculture, it will take time. It will be years and years before we get British citizens to do those jobs.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 92616.html


According to Greg Palast; Cambridge Analytica is just one of many companies that spin elections - like i360 (of the Koch Brothers) and DataTrust (of Karl Rove).
Of course the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, SCL Group, is based in London and for some reason BBC reporter Palast is more critical of politics in the US than in Britain.
Palast goes as far as claiming that US papers won’t do the kind of “deep investigation” performed by the Guardian. For some reason the Guardian is better at “exposing” US politrics, but calls the Kingdom of Britain – a “democracy”…

Palast calls Karl Rove “Bush’s Brain” and his principal funder, Paul Singer, “The Vulture”.
DataTrust and i360 use credit card purchases, cable TV choices and other personal info, which – according to Palast - is more revealing than the Facebook data used by Cambridge Analytica.

According to Palast, the greatest threat to the US “democracy” is “caging” – purging the voter rolls of Black and Hispanic voters (that on average vote more Democrat than Republican).
According to Palast, “Republicans” are a bigger threat to the US political system than “Democrats”: https://canadiandimension.com/articles/ ... -datatrust

See the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao0uFIuF_HQ
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Steve Bannon in Brazil

Post by Firestarter » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:16 pm

Brazil is by far the largest South American country with a population of more than 200 million.

None other than Steve Bannon has made “right wing” presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro the big winner of the first round of the presidential election.
Bolsonaro got 46.7% of the vote (almost enough for a victory in the first round), the second Fernando Haddad had only 28.4% of the popular votes.

Bolsonaro is the big favourite to win in the second round: https://www.rt.com/news/440620-brazil-e ... ond-round/


In August, Bolsonaro's son and congressman, Eduardo Bolsonaro, announced that former chief advisor to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, would advise Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for the October elections.
See Bannon and Bolsonaro.
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Bannon had made himself available to help”in the form of giving internet tips, analysis, interpreting data, that type of stuff”: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/ ... -0003.html


The CIA and its allies want Jair Bolsonaro to win the October 2018 election in Brazil.
The growth of Bolsonarian fascism ... is turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news...

Jair Bolsonaro supports the former Brazilian military dictatorship and supports the use of torture.
Bolsonaro has promised to donate Brazil's Alacantara rocket launching base to the US and to privatise the whole government.
The Zionist Bolsonaro has very close ties to Israel, and has announced that he will move Brazil’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2018/10/br ... nazis.html


In a lucky (or unlucky?) circumstance, on 6 September congressman Jair Bolsonaro reportedly was stabbed during a campaign rally for which he had to be operated and spend more than a week in hospital.

Bolsonaro's son, Flavio Bolsonaro, initially tweeted that the injury was superficial and his father was fine. However, an hour later he posted that the wound was "worse than we thought". His son also claimed that Bolsonaro suffered severe blood loss and arrived at the hospital "almost dead".
This made his poll numbers rise by 15%.

Bolsonaro said during a campaign event that he would like to shoot corrupt members of the leftist Workers' Party: https://www.smh.com.au/world/south-amer ... 502a1.html

Police arrested and identified the attacker as Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, who supposedly claimed he was on "a mission from God".
Two of Brazil’s leading daily newspapers have reported that the last months the assailant frequented the same shooting range regularly used by Bolsonaro's two sons, deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro and councilman Carlos Bolsonaro.

This makes it more likely that the stabbing was staged with a plastic or retractable prop knife to make Jair Bolsonaro more popular: https://www.democraticunderground.com/110862854
(archived here: http://archive.is/wpvGx)


See the video of the stabbing (it doesn’t look convincing to me).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74P2LWgA0n4
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Re: Steve Bannon in Brazil

Post by Firestarter » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:20 pm

In November 2017, the Brazilian Ponte Estratégia Planejamento e Pesquisa LTDA, announced a partnership with Cambridge Analytica (that it is more named than its London based parent company SCL Group) – CA Ponte.

In March, the controversy erupted over Cambridge Analytica’s illegal use of Facebook data, and Brazilian prosecutors said they had opened an investigation into whether the SCL Group had acted illegally in Brazil by using the data of millions of Brazilians (violating the non-existent Brazilian privacy laws?).
Director of CA Ponte, Andre Torretta, responded by claiming that the partnership with SCL was suspended and changed its name back to Ponte Estrategia, but in reality “it won’t change anything, in spite of all this confusion”…

It has been announced that CA Ponte was in touch with representatives of 3 presidential candidates in Brazil, but not all the names have been disclosed. Steve Bannon, who performed his magic on Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign, was/is of course part of the SCL Group.
The only named party is the Social Democracy Party, then chaired by Tasso Jereissati, but supposedly they didn't finalise the deal: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ma ... artnership


WhatsApp is a communication service with an estimated 900 million users worldwide acquired by Facebook in 2014. WhatsApp allows voice and video messages, and sharing of images, PDF’s and location.
WhatsApp groups constitutes the majority of online communication in many parts of the third world.

WhatsApp helps politicians target voters in areas that otherwise don't have access to the internet.
Firms that manipulate elections (like SCL) actually pay people for the information they have collected on the electorate.

In Latin America internet access is (almost) limited to: WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps and Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp also plays a major role in Brazilian politics, with around 120 million users in Brazil it’s one of the main sources of information.
Brazil doesn’t have a general data protection law and the buying and selling of databases is done almost without restrictions.

CEO of Ponte Estratégia, André Torreta, explained that WhatsApp is the most influential network in the 2018 elections in Brazil. Ponte Estratégia can send up to 10 messages a day via WhatsApp – first by identifying target audiences through surveys, and then by assembling a database of phone numbers to transmit messages.
Favourite presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has used WhatsApp messages more actively than other candidate.

WhatsApp is often used to spread fake news or disinformation by young (usually) men, who are paid to send masses of messages. See for example the following WhatsApp that shows a politician paycheck of around 31,000 Euros (received on 23 May 2018) but is completely FAKE.
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In Malaysia region-specific WhatsApp groups were created as a form of micro-targeting.
Gerakan vice president Dominic Lau, said his party could receive a list of 8,000 voters from the paramilitary civil volunteer corps, with names, IC numbers and phone numbers.
For the past 5 years, Lau has been sending SMSs to these Batu voters to give birthday wishes or seasonal greetings during major festivities, which is very “effective”.

In Kenya, aspirants collected phone numbers and voter details of the people they met on campaign. Their staff and supporters also joined many groups to collect phone numbers and other voter information.
In Kenya, data can even be obtained from election databases. Data can also also be bought from “traders” that sell a bulk SMS package: https://ourdataourselves.tacticaltech.o ... /whatsapp/
(archived here: http://archive.is/F5b1e)
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Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Brazil, profiling, ACT.IL

Post by Firestarter » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:40 pm

Former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro didn’t only take an overwhelming lead in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election but Bolsonaro’s party, the PSL, jumped from 8 seats to 52 in the lower house of Congress, while the Workers’ Party of Fernando Haddad, lost 5 seats to 56.
PT remains the largest party in the lower house, followed by Bolsonaro's PSL.
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Some of the most senior Congressmen have been ousted from Brazilian Congress, including Senator Romero Juca, who had been an MP for over 23 years and served as government leader in 4 governments: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... n-its-head


Most people believe that they are too “smart” to be fooled.
In the following video, former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix boasts about how psychological profiles are used to target an audience more effectively.
https://youtu.be/n8Dd5aVXLCc

The most common reasons for manipulating people are advertising for better sales or voting. There are even specialised companies that supposedly improve communication by training, but in reality profile personality to make it easier to manipulate them (for their employers).

In 1928, Sigmund Freud’s nephew Edwards Bernays in “Propaganda” wrote in the opening:
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

Yasha Levine argues in his book “Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet”:
The use of manipulative, psychologically driven advertising and marketing techniques to sell us products, lifestyles, and ideas has been the foundation of modern American society (...) It oozes out of every pore on our body politic. It’s what holds our ailing consumer society together.
And when it comes to marketing candidates and political messages, using data to influence people and shape their decisions has been the holy grail of the computer age, going back half a century.

Psychometric profiling is the process by which your actions are used to determine your personality. The most common model used is the OCEAN model, named for the 5 main personality traits: Openness, Contentiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism.
These profiles give advertisers, political strategists and employers insights into users’ beliefs, behaviours and motivations. By appealing to these underlying traits on an individual or group level, psychometrically-informed advertisements are more persuasive.
See for example the following Guide on categories (in the USA).
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Auto manufacturer Ford conducted experiments in Vietnam with mobile ads timed at “emotional moments” of sporting events and observed boosts in sales that exceeded their expectations.
There used to be a time that surveys were needed to determine somebody’s personality. These days algorithms use data in computer systems (e.g. from Facebook) to predict somebody’s psychological composition. After his groundbreaking finding in 2013, in 2015 Kosinski demonstrated that simple algorithms can better predict a person's personality than his/her own friends, co-workers or partners.
In 2017, a group consisting of Kosinski wrote:
Building on recent advancements in the assessment of psychological traits from digital footprints, this paper demonstrates the effectiveness of psychological mass persuasion – that is, the adaptation of persuasive appeals to the psychological characteristics of large groups of individuals with the goal of influencing their behaviour.

Micro targeting isn’t only done on an individual level, but also in (preferably small) groups. When they know the average personality of a group of internet users (for example a Whatsapp Group) they can customise the messages to manipulate the group as a whole. With internet search engines that (don’t) find information depending on your location this strategy could be used internet wide in the not too distant future.
See for example the image that shows estimated levels of “neuroticism” by US state (darker are more neurotic).
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The consumer credit reporting agency Experian holds data on over a billion people in Europe and the US. It advertises its psychometric capabilities and earned over $4.6 billion in revenue in 2015. Among the offerings of Experian Marketing Services is Audience IQ.
Both the Conservative and Labour parties in the UK are clients of Experian.

Until 2017, the SCL Group had manipulated elections in 20 countries, and is not the only company that uses psychometric profiling to manipulate people.
Some other companies (including start-ups):
IBM;
Nielsen (that acquired neuromarketing company Innerscope in 2015);
Affectiva;
RealEyes;
Sensum: https://ourdataourselves.tacticaltech.o ... profiling/
(archived here: http://archive.is/6yV6T)


Act.IL was developed to curb online outrage over Israel’s 2014 war against Palestinians in Gaza. According to a UN report, 2,251 Palestinians were killed, including 1,462 civilians; 67 Israeli soldiers and 6 Israeli civilians also died.
Hundreds of Israeli students joined a digital “war room” to spam social media with pro-Israel content.
Expert Katie Joseff said the governments of Ecuador, Russia, Turkey, and the Philippines have used similar methods to spread propaganda.

The smartphone app and website Act.IL was developed by former Israeli intelligence officers in collaboration with the Israeli government. The founder and CEO of Act.IL, Yarden Ben Yosef, is a former army intelligence officer who is in regular contact with the country's military and intelligence establishment. Act.IL is largely staffed by former intelligence officers.
Once logged in to Act.IL, users are presented with a series of “missions” they can take part in to "get cool prizes”.

In early August, Israel carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. This was followed by an online campaign, on dozens of prominent media outlets, organized through Act.IL with financial backing from the main Republican funder Sheldon Adelson.
The mission following the August airstrikes on Gaza asked users to “take action for Israel” by liking comments on the Facebook pages of 24 international news outlets so that they become the top comments, “the first ones that readers see!”.
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After a user posted similar comments on the Facebook pages of CNN International, Canada’s Global News, Iran’s PressTV, and Nigeria’s Channels Television; Act.IL online trolls made hers among the most-liked comments on all 5 news organisations’ Facebook posts.
Nancy Saada got the top comment on the New York Times page and several others. Several of these comments are from current employees of Act.IL, paid astroturfers.

After Lana Del Rey said she would perform in Israel despite objections from Palestinian activists, Act.IL users supported her online. When about a month later she cancelled the performance, a new mission encouraged Act.IL users to like a Facebook comment that expressed disappointment that the performance had been politicised.

In July, after the Israeli parliament passed the racist “nation state” law, Palestinian-American student Hamzeh Daoud, posted an angry Facebook status in which he physically threatened Zionists who praised Israel. Act.IL encouraged its users to post online and send letters to send to his university leaders to get the student fired.
In another instance earlier this year, the Act.IL app joined an effort against student leaders at George Washington University who voted in favour of a resolution that called for a boycott of companies that do business in Israel. Act.IL directed people to a Facebook page that showed the names of students who had voted in favour of the boycott, so they could be harassed: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/is ... -palestine
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Bolsonaro corruption, Psy-Group, Black Cube, Tchenguiz

Post by Firestarter » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:05 pm

Pro-dictatorship former military officer Jair Bolsonaro is the big favourite to become Brazilian president after the second election round against Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad on October 28.
He has always called for a strong government and even advocated shooting a president for privatisation.
But recently has chosen the opposite vision of a small state, privatisations and lower taxes: https://www.americasquarterly.org/conte ... -bolsonaro

Here’s a list of some of Bolsonaro controversial statements – including rewarding cops that kill suspects…
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The economics adviser that is pushing for the kind of privatisation that was pushed in the 1990s by Milton Friedman and politicians like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair is one Paulo Guedes, who is expected to become Bolsonaro’s finance minister.
Since Guedes is chief economics adviser to Bolsonaro he’s backed by “Brazil’s” financial elite (like Goldman Sachs’ Steve Bannon).

Guedes was a professor in Chile in the 1980s.
The first country in which mass privatisation was tried was Chile in the 1970s, under the brutal military junta of Augusto Pinochet’s (1973-1990): https://www.france24.com/en/20181012-gu ... s-populist

In the past 4 years, Brazilian investigators have discovered a huge amount of political corruption schemes, during the Workers Party’s governments from 2003 to 2016 and involving several political parties. This has greatly boosted Bolsonaro’s popularity as he has repeatedly promised to make an end to corruption (never mind that politicians never keep their promises...).

After the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported that Paulo Guedes mismanaged 1 billion reals ($267 million) that public pension funds put in his investment vehicles starting in 2009; on 10 October it was announced that Guedes is under investigation in a corruption probe.
The president of Bolsonaro’s party, Gustavo Bebbiano, said Guedes continued firmly in position as the candidate’s economic guru.
Guedes’ attorney denied any wrongdoing and said the investments in question had yielded returns above contractually established targets.

Guedes launched 2 funds in 2009, HSM Educacional and HSM do Brasil, which received 1 billion reals in 6 years from the state-run companies. HSM said that Guedes left its board in October 2014 and had never been a controlling partner.
HSM do Brasil paid out large fees to speakers at various events in Brazil and spent millions on personnel: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-braz ... SKCN1MK1B9
(archived here: http://archive.is/3PViz)

See Guedes and Bolsonaro giving it a thumbs up.
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Rick Gates, then Trump’s deputy campaign manager, negotiated with Psy-Group in 2016 on creating fake online personas to sway some 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention by attacking Ted Cruz — Trump’s main opponent for the Republican nomination.
Psy-Group is an Israeli private intelligence firm with links to: Cambridge Analytica (SCL Group), the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and a Russian billionaire.

A second proposal outlined how Trump’s team could use “intelligence” about Hillary Clinton and people close to her to win the election.
The proposals were so controversial that they used codenames for “Project Rome” — Trump was “Lion”, Clinton was “Forest”, and Cruz was “Bear”.

Three months before the election, Psy-Group owner Joel Zamel met Donald Trump Jr., Erik Prince and Saudi emissary George Nader, where they discussed deploying “thousands of fake social media accounts to promote Mr. Trump’s candidacy on platforms like Facebook”.
There is no direct evidence that Gates or the Trump campaign actually used the Psy-Group.

Psy-Group posted job descriptions in 2016 for American-English speakers with political science backgrounds, which makes it more probable that they did work on the Trump campaign.
Also suspicious flows of money into Psy-Group’s Cyprus bank account have been reported: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/qv9 ... p-ted-cruz


Jared Kushner has boasted about his role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign:
We basically had to build a $400 million operation with 1,500 people operating in 50 states, in five months.
We brought in Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica reportedly received $5.9 million from the Trump campaign between July 29 and December 12, 2016.

It remains unclear whether Zamel’s proposal was ever executed, but after the election, Nader paid Zamel up to $2 million for reasons unknown.

On 14 December 2016 (after the election), Cambridge Analytica and Psy-Group signed a mutual non-disclosure agreement. It has not been disclosed what they worked on together.
A lawyer for Joel Zamel stated that his client: “had nothing to do with Cambridge Analytica”: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/05 ... trumpworld


Black Cube’s founder and former honorary board president was the late Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Black Cube — which calls itself a “private intelligence agency” and employs former members of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence units — has denied any links to Cambridge Analytica.
Black Cube has been named as working for Harvey Weinstein to discredit all the women that accused him of sexual abuse.

Cambridge Analytica’s former research director Christopher Wylie has claimed that Black Cube worked with them in Nigeria.
But he has later retracted these allegations.

Iranian-born British citizen Vincent Tchenguiz was the largest shareholder in the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, SCL Group, from 2005 to 2015.
In 2014 and 2015, SCL Group held meetings with Lukoil, Russia’s second-largest oil company.

In 2010, Tchenguiz met Dan Zorella, at the time an employee of a business intelligence firm called Businessscope. Businessscope was founded in May 2010; Tchenguiz held a 17% stake in Businessscope.

Tchenguiz also played a prominent role in founding the controversial Israeli business intelligence company Black Cube in 2011 with Zorella, including funding. Tchenguiz also made his London office available for the nominal monthly rent of one British pound.
From December 2011 until December 2012, Black Cube reported weekly to Tchenguiz.

Avner Barnea described Black Cube’s activities as illegal; it “seeks out information that is not open source in a manner that is illegal. They impersonate people they are not, create fake websites, and use other dubious means”: https://www.timesofisrael.com/cambridge ... it-claims/
(archived here: http://archive.is/fHVST)


For a time Tchenguiz invested in a company of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash (who employed Paul Manafort): https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... t=60#p4862

In March 2011, Tchenguiz’s British home and office were raided on suspicions that he had caused the collapse of Iceland’s Kaupthing Bank in 2008: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... t=60#p4872


SCL Group, Cambridge Analytica and Psy-Group have been liquidated after all the adverse publicity and will simply continue their activities under a different name…
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Giles Parscale, CloudCommerce

Post by Firestarter » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:09 pm

It’s interesting that the companies - that manipulate, swing voters – are all tied together (can somebody find the ties to the Democrats?) represent several politicians. Their influence becomes even larger with a world-wide control of elections…

One of the main things I try to do is connect dots between all of these one-sided stories in the media…
I’ve found a story on the bizarre amount of similar companies like SCL, Cambridge Analytica that are all connected.

Before Cambridge Analytica (the best known subsidiary of the SCL Group) worked on Donald Trump’s campaign it was working “for” his most important adversary Ted Cruz…
Cambridge Analytica also worked for John Bolton (these days Trump’s National Security Adviser).
Cambridge Analytica was paid more than $18 million in the 2016 presidential election, including $5,805,551 from Ted Cruz, $5,912,500 from Make America Number 1, which supported “both” Cruz and Trump, and (only) $3,812,546 from the Donald J Trump For President PAC.

The majority of the majority of funds during the Trump campaign was not paid to Cambridge Analytica but to Giles Parscale — a whopping $93 million. FEC reporting does not require Giles Parscale to disclose where these funds were spent.
Giles Parscale was founded by Brad Parscale and Jill Giles. Brad Parscale hired Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Trump, as senior political consultant. See Brad and Lara.
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In January 2017, after Trump’s inauguration, several of his top campaign team members - Brad Parscale, Rick Gates, 2 campaign advisers to VP Mike Pence (Nick Ayers and Marty Obst), Katrina Pierson and Steve Bannon colleague David Bossie – started America First Policies to promote Trump’s agenda.
In August 2017, Brad Parscale sold his web marketing company to CloudCommerce for $9 million and received shares in the company and now sits on its board of directors.
In February 2018, Matt Oczkowski, former Head of Product at Cambridge Analytica, started Data Propria that is fully owned by CloudCommerce. At least 4 former Cambridge Analytica employees work for Data Propria.
In March 2018, Trump announced that Brad Parscale (the digital media director of his 2016 campaign) will run his 2020 campaign.

Vincent Harris (Harris Media) was a sub-contractor for Parscale. Harris has also worked for Rand Paul, Sarah Pail, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and the Likud Party in Israel.

In August 2017, Julian Wheatland and Alexander Nix created Emerdata Limited that raised $19 million in January 2018, the month that Ahmed Al Khatib, Cheng Peng, and Johnson Chun Shun Ko joined its board of directors. Chun Shun is a business partner of Erik Prince (the brother of Trump’s education secretary Betsy DeVos) in Frontier Services Group.
Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer, who are overseeing the US bankruptcy filings of Cambridge Analytica, joined the board of Emerdata in March 2018.

Kirsten Fontenrose worked at SCL when it obtained a $490,000 contract with the US State Department. In 2007, Fontenrose had worked for US-based military contractor Archimedes that hired SCL group for a surveillance operation in Yemen.
In March 2018, Fontenrose became Trump’s National Security Council senior director for Gulf Affairs.

In 2013, AggregateIQ was set up in Canada by Christopher Wylie’s former boss Jeff Silvester with Zack Massingham. Massingham’s phone number was listed on the website of SCL Canada.

In 2014, Alexander Kogan (who changed his name to Alexander Spectre), Joseph Chancellor and Alexander Slinger established Global Science Research Limited (GSR). GSM was hired the get the Facebook data to manipulate the 2016 presidential election by Cambridge Analytica.
In October 2017, Alexander Kogan/Spectre also created Philometrics.
In March 2018, Alexander Nix and Alexander Tayler established Firecrest Technologies Limited.

In 2014, Sam Patten worked at the Oregon office of SCL Group. In 2015, Patten and Konstantin Kilimnik created Begemot Ventures.
Kilimnik was Paul Manafort’s business associate and a suspected Russian intelligence agent, who was indicted by “special” cover-up artist Robert Mueller.

In May 2016, Tadas Jucikas and Brent Clickard, who worked with Christopher Wylie at SCL Elections, founded GeniusAI.

In October 2017, SCL Social Limited was hired by London-based PR firm Project Associates for approximately $330,000 for the UAE against Qatar media campaign.
Project Associates has other interesting clients, including Andrey Yakunin, the son of sanctioned Russian oligarch of Vladimir Yakunin (an associate of Putin who ran Russian Railways).

In August 2016, Erik Prince introduced Psy-Group founder Joel Zamel to Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. George Nader, who had worked for Prince at Blackwater, attended the meeting with Stephen Miller. Nader said that “the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father [Donald Sr.] win election as president”.
Zamel was affiliated with an internet company based in the Philippines, WhiteKnight, which George Nader worked with.

Black Cube’s work for Harvey Weinstein was signed by lawyer David Boies. In 2012, Boies represented the former president of Blackwater, Gary Jackson.
The city of Almaty, Kazakhstan sued Mukhtar Ablyazov and Ilyas and Viktor Kharpunov - former business associates of the long-time friend of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, Felix Sater - for stealing billions of dollars from BTA Bank and Almaty. The Kharpunovs were represented by Black Cube.

West Face Capital alleged that business rival Catalyst Capital Group hired Psy-Group and Black Cube to defame West Face using shady methods.

In 2010, “crowdsourced consulting firm” (what is that?) Wikistrat was founded in Israel by Joel Zamel and Daniel Green. In 2015, the UAE hired Wikistrat to conduct war game scenarios on political movements in Yemen.
Michael Flynn corrected his financial disclosure form to include that he worked with SCL Group. Cambridge Analytica hired Josh Weerasinghe, who had previously worked with Flynn at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Joel Zamel asked former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be a member of Wikistrat’s advisory board. Zamel was introduced to Flynn by Bijan Kian.

In August 2016, Tim Newberry was chief executive of FIG Cyber (part of the Flynn Intel Group), who co-founded White Canvas and VizSense with Jon Iadonisi.
Iadonisi was also close to Flynn; they served together in Iraq, and Flynn Intel Group rented office space from White Canvas.
Jon Iadonisi was supposedly working on the Ekim Alptekin, Inovo BV contract for the Turkish government. Or was Ioadonisi really doing social media work on behalf of Trump?

The Trump campaign paid $200,000 for “data management services” to Colt Ventures, that invested in Iadonisi’s social media company VizSense. Colt Ventures was founded by Darren Blanton, an adviser on Trump’s transition.
Blanton frequently met Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon introduced Bruce Carter to Darren Blanton and Jon Iadonisi to help provide funding and social media support for his work in 3 areas, Florida, Philadelphia, and North Carolina.
In October 2016, Blanton introduced Carter to Erik Prince and Michael Flynn, and later to Rebekah Mercer: https://medium.com/@wsiegelman/social-m ... fc3b5852c0
(archived here: http://archive.is/Lc0Sv)

For an overview of the connections described in the previous article, see the following picture.
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