Saturday, September 14, 2013

13-09-15 Google as an arm of the US security apparatus

Occupy America
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 07:59 PM PDT
The Wall Street Journal reports that "the U.S. Department of Defense ended a little-known arrangement that for years allowed the tech billionaires to travel on sharply discounted jet fuel bought from the Pentagon." The entire deal, quietly scrapped after congressional pressure from Senator Chuck Grassley, was a little governmental quid pro quo:
"The cheap fuel for the Google executives came courtesy of a special agreement with NASA, whose Ames Research Center is based at Moffett Federal Airfield, a former U.S. Navy base that is the most convenient airport to Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, about three miles away.
Although Moffett is closed to most non-government traffic, NASA in 2007 signed a deal allowing H211 LLC, a private company representing jets owned by the Google founders and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, to base aircraft at Moffett. The fleet recently included seven jets and two helicopters. H211 agreed to pay about $1.3 million in annual rent and cost recovery, while Google separately is leasing some Moffett land for a future office campus."

13-09-15 Robber Baron Revival Era in the United States

Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet
Inequality experts Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez reveal the biggest gap between rich and poor ever recorded by economists. READ MORE»

13-09-15 Historical Background for the Million Mask March...

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