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Bolsonaro – fascist Brazil

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:26 pm

How will the new, fascist president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, turn Brazil into a full-blown- police state?
Bolsonaro has previously said that cops who kill criminals should be given medals and have to be legally protected.

120 sharpshooters for the Rio de Janeiro police will get a “license to kill” anybody in the city's slums that looks to have a rifle.
Former Brazilian marine, federal judge and Governor-elect of Rio Wilson Witzel explained on 12 December:
The protocol will be to immediately neutralize, slaughter anyone who has a rifle. Whoever has a rifle isn't worried about other people's lives, they're ready to eliminate anyone who crosses their path. This is a grave problem, not just in Rio de Janeiro, but in other states.

Witzel will create a security council that answers only to him to control the war against the poor.
Central to Witzel's plans for a police state is a planned surveillance network with 30,000 security cameras. Witzel travelled to Israel to meet with Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, which develop drone technology.

Rio's police are known for resorting to force. In only the first 11 months of 2018 the Rio cops murdered 1,444 suspects; an increase of 39% over 2017 and more than any year since 2003.
This includes completely innocent people, like a 26-year-old man with an umbrella that was shot and killed by the cops, because it “looked” like a rifle.

Rio's acting security secretary, General Richard Nunes, said that violence alone can't completely solve crime.
Nunes called the jump in police killings in 2018 "totally undesirable and unexpected"; and:
If we don't address public security with a broader vision, instead of thinking things get resolved by tactical, direct confrontation, the tendency for indicators is to worsen.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... de-janeiro


Not really surprising either...

In his first week in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced plans to privatise 44 airports, slash taxes for the rich, cut pensions, and set the minimum wage lower than was planned by his predecessor.
Critics say this will worsen inequality across Brazil, putting corporate profits above the well-being of middle- and lower-class families.

Bolsonaro unveiled plans to raise the miniumum wage at a lower rate than what was recommended by Michel Temer's outgoing government - to about $260 per month, 8 dollars (3.1%) less than previously planned.

Finance Minister Paulo Guedes announced plans to privatise state power company Eletrobas.
Guedes also announed on Twitter that 12 airports and 4 seaports will be privatised, claiming Brazil is burdened by "hundreds of bureaucratic governing bodies" and that this will earn $1.85 billion in private investments.

Guedes also expressed the need for “tax simplification and reduction” – which sounds like an euphemism for slashing taxes for the rich so that low and middle income families can pay more taxes: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... -and-wages
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Icahn – Brazilian iron

Post by Firestarter » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Thanks to our (supposedly “anti-Trump”) dumb, deaf and blind media I can bring you another exclusive.
Please don’t tell a soul and keep this all hushed up!

Firestarter wrote:Thirteen percent of Brazil is protected indigenous territory in the Amazon rainforest.

One of the campaign promises of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, is to sell the rainforest to agribusiness, mining and hydro-power. Bolsonaro has said openly “Minorities have to adapt to the majority, or simply disappear”, and “not one square centimetre” of Brazil will be reserved for the country’s indigenous peoples”.
(...)
Jair Bolsonaro has promised that he will strip Brazilian government’s environment agencies of their powers to impose “fines”
Trump’s long-time friend and adviser, the billionaire Carl Icahn, will profit from ending those silly laws that prevent corporations polluting Brazil by the Bolsonaro government. How many people will die because of this?
On 18 August 2017, Icahn resigned his presidential advisory post after some media claimed that he had profited from his position by pushing regulatory changes that benefited his business interests.


In 2012 Carl Icahn bought a large stake in Ferrous Resources Ltd., which mines iron in Brazil.
In 2015, Appleby’s Isle of Man offices assisted Icahn in his purchase of additional shares of Ferrous Resources to give him majority stake.

Appleby set up a complex offshore structure for Icahn to evade taxes. It utilises holding companies in tax havens — Atlantic Iron in Luxembourg and Mediterranean Iron in Malta — to control Ferrous in Brazil.
The structure of Ferrous Resources means it escapes disclosure requirements under an Obama-era law to prevent offshore tax evasion: http://archive.vn/VDFQV


The rabbit hole runs even deeper...

On 8 March 2018, President Trump signed an order to impose a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminium imports in 15 days.
Gullible fools might think that this will hurt the Brazilian business interests of Carl Icahn (iron is the most important ingredient of steel)...

But then on 30 April, in a “surprising move”, President Donald gave Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, and Brazil exemption from the steel and aluminium tariffs.

There are also quotas to reduce the imports of steel and aluminium to the US.
But then in August, President Donald allowed relief from the quotas on aluminum from Argentina and on steel from South Korea, Argentina and Brazil: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1LF02B
archived here: http://archive.vn/zCmv8)


I had earlier found out that the Freeport McMoRan, reportedly also controlled by Carl Icahn, is massively polluting New Guinea in Indonesia: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1191
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Bolsonaro – UKCG, Soros; Facebook lawsuit

Post by Firestarter » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:17 pm

Steve Bannon´s strategy couldn´t possibly have worked without the backing of a strong media presence in Brazil.
It looks like the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UKCG) that was founded by Edir Macedo in 1977 was one of the most important supporters of Jair Bolsonaro´s presidential campaign.

The media empire controlled by the UKCG has blatantly attacked anybody that criticised Jair Bolsonaro, while Bolsonaro (like Donald Trump) simply called any criticism “fake”...

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God receives more than $800 million in donations every year across Brazil. Between 2001 and 2008, the UKCG church earned $8 billion in donations from some 8 million followers in Brazil.
Tax authorities charged the UKCG of using shell companies to launder the money. Macedo became a billionaire by taking a chunk of the donations with his co-conspirators for “private and commercial purposes”; $2 billion in donations from 2003 to 2008 alone.

Brazil’s tax agency found that Macedo used interest-free loans from the UKCG Church to buy Rede Record in 1990, Brazil´s second largest media network, and fined him for failing to declare the loans as income.
A federal judge ultimately rejected criminal charges that Rede Record was acquired through fraudulent means, arguing that it couldn´t be proved that frontmen were used to mask the real ownership.

Bishop Edir Macedo and his wife, Ester Eunice Rangel Bezerra, own 2 luxury apartments in Miami, Florida.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office discovered that the money was laundered through facade companies controlled by UKCG: https://theintercept.com/2018/10/20/in- ... intercept/
(archived here: http://archive.is/oikxc)

Macedo also heads a bank.
The Universal Church of God places a strong emphasis on money and employs “tithing”, a practice whereby members have to donate 10% of all income.

The UCKG is banned in several countries.
In 2005, the UCKG church was banned for a second time in Zambia for allegations including satanic worship, child sacrifice and drugs trafficking. Similar accusations were made against UKCG in South Africa.

Marie Therese Kouao was found guilty of murdering the 8-year-old Victoria Climbie in February 2000 during an “exorcism” at a UCKG centre in London.
The UCKG church was cleared of wrongdoing, but the Charity Commission recommended implementation of child protection policies.

In December 2017, Portugal’s Attorney General’s Office opened an inquiry into the illegal adoption of babies by a centre run by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
According to a Portuguese TV station at least 10 Portuguese children were stolen from their mothers in the 1990s from a UCKG centre in Lisbon and sold to couples abroad: https://culteducation.com/group/1211-un ... lfast.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/NBao6)


I’m not even suprised to find links between George Soros - Clinton-supporter, who has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner – and Jair Bolsonaro’s minister of Economy Paulo Roberto Nunes Guedes.

Guedes is the cofounder of the BTG Pactual investment bank.
In July 2017, BTG Pactual went in business with the Brazilian investment boutique that was founded in 2003 by Arminio Fraga.
Fraga had previously been president of Brazil’s central bank and a manager in George Soros’s fund: https://citywireamericas.com/news/btg-p ... e/a1035423

Resumidamente, an investor in BTG Pactual, handles Brazilian investments for George Soros.
Guedes’ Instituto Millenium, a Brazilian right wing legal think tank, also was aided by the Open Society Foundation of George Soros (in Portuguese, which I don’t speak well): http://novaresistencia.org/2018/09/21/p ... rge-soros/


On 19 December 2018, Karl Racine, attorney general of the District of Columbia, filed a court case against Facebook for violating the privacy of 340,000 residents. The district attorney said the maximum penalty is $5,000 "per violation". It is not clear what a single violation is, according to the law, but it means that Facebook could face a fine of up to $1.7 billion (for Columbia alone).
Predictably Facebook’s shares took a plunge after this news hit the press.

In 2013, Facebook allowed Aleksandr Kogan, and his Global Science Research (GSR), affiliated with England's Cambridge University, to launch an app on Facebook called "thisisyourdigitallife". The app offered to generate a personality profile in exchange for access to their Facebook data. Although only 852 Facebook users in Columbia installed Kogan's app, it also collected information on all of their Facebook friends who didn’t give permission — amounting to nearly half of all its residents.
GSR sold the information to Cambridge Analytica, which used it in the 2016 presidential campaigns to target voters.

AG Racine wrote in his statement:
Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used.
Facebook put users at risk of manipulation by allowing companies like Cambridge Analytica and other third-party applications to collect personal data without users’ permission. Today's lawsuit is about making Facebook live up to its promise to protect its users' privacy.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/19/dc-atto ... ytica.html
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SCL - British royals

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Everybody “knows” that it was really Russia that rigged the US, but who knew that the Capital of Russia is London?


Queen Elizabeth’s third cousin, the openly gay Lord Ivar Mountbatten, was also sitting on SCL’s advisory board but it’s unclear if he still holds that role. He is even closer related to Elizabeth´s husband Philip and descends directly from Queen Victoria.

The Chief Executive of SCL Group is Nigel Oakes, another old Etonian, who has links to the British royals and was once rumoured to be an Mi5 spy.
Nigel Oakes was once the boyfriend of Lady Helen Windsor.
Oakes previously worked for Margaret Thatcher’s favourite advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi.

SCL President Sir Geoffrey Pattie was a defence undersecretary in the Thatcher government.

Former Conservative Party Treasurer Jonathan Marland is also on the board of directors of SCL.

Others associated, past or present, with SCL include:
Rear Admiral John Tolhurst, aide de camp to Queen Elizabeth and former MoD assistant director of naval warfare at the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Sir James Allen Mitchell, privy counsellor since 1985;
Gavin McNicoll, creator of the Eden Intelligence firm, which was contracted by the British government.

In 2005, SCL went public promoting itself as the first private company to provide psychological warfare services to the British military.

SCL received £548,000 for training NATO. This was “subsequently passed on to Georgian, Ukrainian and Moldovan government officials”.
An offshoot, SCL Defense, received $775,000 to support NATO operations in Eastern Europe.

Mark Turnbull is head of Cambridge Analytica Political Global. He was previously employed for 18 years at Bell Pottinger where, he headed the Pentagon funded PR drive in occupied Iraq which included production of fake al-Qaeda videos.
The US State Department has a $500,000 contract with SLC to provide “research and analytical support in connection with our mission to counter terrorist propaganda and disinformation overseas”.

SCL has a higl level secret clearance as “list X” contractor for the MOD.
In 2010/11, the MoD hired SCL for £40,000 for “training”.

In 2014/15 the MoD paid SCL £150,000 for the “procurement of target audience analysis” on “Project Duco” to analyse how people would interact to government propaganda.
The intellectual copyright is held by the government’s science and technology laboratory at Porton Down: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/0 ... b-m26.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/t4Ond)


Nigel Oakes has founded Emerdata to take over the business of the SCL Group and Cambridge Analytica (that were dissolved after all the controversy).
Directors of Emerdata include Oakes, Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer (daughters of Robert Mercer), Julian Wheatland and Alexander Nix.

Another interesting name on Emerdata’s board is Johnson Chun Shun Ko, who is also deputy chairman of Frontier Services Group.
The Frontier Services Group is chaired by Erik Prince is best known as the founder of private mercenary group Blackwater and is the brother of US education secretary Betsy DeVos: https://www.businessinsider.nl/cambridg ... ta-2018-3/


There is also a connection between Paulo Zampolli, who introduced model Melania Knauss to a quickly smithen Donald Trump and was also a business partner of Jeffrey Epstein, and the Henley and Partners that was in business with Cambridge Analytica
Firestarter wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:21 pm
Paulo Zampolli also introduced Dominica’s ambassador to the US to the head of Dubai-based Range Developments, a property firm that now markets the real estate investment program in Dominica and St. Kitts
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1485#p5749
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