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#Harper vs #Canada: a short compilation #cdnpoli via ‏@Anon_GovWatchCA (archives)

The Harper government is starving the beast of departments that don’t fit into his ideological viewpoints on industry, eliminating positions, eliminating funding, closing down departments or buildings. This has a two fold effect. One, this is money the Conservatives need to help balance the budget. Two, it is eliminating voices of dissent, or any other facts that could create cracks in his vision for Canada. Now groups directly opposed to his vision, not politically, but because that is the purpose of the groups themselves, are being labelled terrorists, accused of fraud, and political scheming, only because it challenges the rhetoric of what the government is trying to do.

Here are some links on muzzling of scientists

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/02/muzzling-science-canada-cuts_n_3187100.html

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/13/harpers_war_on_science_continues_with_a_vengeance.html

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2012/12/31/2012_a_bleak_year_for_environmental_policy.html

This paper shows rather well the muzzling that’s happening

http://democracywatch.ca/wp-content/uploads/OpenGovReportJan2113.pdf

Here is the AB government doing it

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/the_muzzling_of_albertas_oilsands_critics_steward.html

Funny how they didn’t want to appeal at all

http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/11/13/alberta-wont-appeal-after-judge-says-province-muzzled-anti-oilsands-groups

Why silence environmentalists? If they’re as crazy as the governments say, why not let them say their piece and let Canadians be the judge if they’re crazy or not?

Science has shown that reclamation in the oilsands will not work

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rebuilding-land-destroyed-by-oil-sands-may-not-restore-it-researchers-say/article552879/?service=mobile

What about letting industry and the AB government dictate their own emission rules, and delaying it as long as possible, while the rest of the country has a different set of rules?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/ottawa-bows-to-alberta-on-emission-rules/article4470544/

What about harpers own appointee saying we’re an ‘environmental rogue state’? That’s someone he hired and vetted.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Canada+rogue+state+environment+Harper+appointee+tells/9237296/story.html

What of the environment canada report that either left out information, or had misleading data, to confirm the governments message that everything is going good?

http://sgnews.ca/2012/09/15/new-enviro-canada-report-raises-eyebrows-2/

Why the deception on emission rates?

http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2012/08/08/canadas-emissions-deception/

What about our poor record on reaching our GHG targets?

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/106716-report-canada-doing-poorly-at-achieving-climate-change-targets

Why was the government so sneaky to leave out the oilsands GHG emissions to the UN?

http://business.financialpost.com/2011/05/30/canada-leaves-out-rise-in-oilsands-pollution-from-un-report/

Why were they so quiet when they finally did release that information, and the fact that GHG from the oilsands will quadruple while in other areas it’s falling? Which will push us further and further away from the Copenhagen targets?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/14/oil-sands-emissions-alberta_n_4598004.html

Why release press releases from both federal and AB governments about oilsands pollution not being a concern, if the GHG is going to quadruple?

http://o.canada.com/business/markets/canada-and-alberta-not-concerned-by-air-and-water-contamination-levels-from-oilsands/

How can science be objective when the oilsands make up our largest group of lobbyists far greater than any other industry?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/04/oil-gas-lobbying-canada-polaris_n_2237826.html

Why are we allowing industry to rewrite our environmental laws?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/energy-industry-letter-suggested-environmental-law-changes-1.1346258

Why is the NEB and Transcanada delaying access to information, and hiding information about pipeline spills from 5 years ago?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/04/transcanada-pipeline-rupture_n_4722126.html

Why are we selling off land and resources to oligarchies in the USA, why are we spending all this money on advertising, on natural resources promotion, when the Koch brothers will make $100 billion off of our land and resources when average Canadians will never see any of this type of profit?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/keystone-xl-koch-brothers_n_4136491.html

With environmental regulations gutted, and left to the whims of provinces, will we have more spills like this, that are still leaking after 9 months?

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/09/3268751/alberta-tar-sands-leaking/

Why does the government spend taxpayers money of all of Canada, to promote a provinces resources that the province owns? Especially if other than tax dollars from the oilsands, only Alberta benefits from it?

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/01/20/ottawa_wont_release_details_for_oilsands_advertising_blitz.html

Why is all of this money being spent, when John Kerry said that lobbying won’t alter his decision? And he says  “The public has a role in this. We’re all accountable to our publics. The democratic process demands that we do that.” If only our government felt the same way.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/17/john-baird-john-kerry-keystone_n_4617515.html

Why kill wolves to try and slow the decline of the Caribou when scientists have been reporting for a very long time that their loss of habitat is the main reason? Why disregard the reports from scientists, and instead form an industry led body to address the issue?

http://www.desmogblog.com/unethical-oil-why-canada-killing-wolves-and-muzzling-scientists-protect-tar-sands-interests

Why does the NEB keep any environmental concern out of the northern gateway hearings?

http://www.desmogblog.com/built-fail-national-energy-board-muzzles-environmental-scientists-enbridge-northern-gateway-hearing

Why is the NEB taking over protecting our oceans and fish from industry, an energy regulator, instead of scientists who’ve gone to school for their specific field in the DFO?

http://grist.org/news/canadas-energy-officials-take-over-job-of-protecting-fish-from-pipelines/

Why such a small window to voice concerns over the kinder morgan expansion, oh right those new laws from the government to ‘speed up the review process’?

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/energy/Critics+charge+energy+board+rules+muzzle+Kinder+Morgan/9391211/story.html?__lsa=c640-7cba

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/National+Energy+Board+pulling+fast/9370205/story.html

Why eliminate over 3000 environmental reviews on pipelines and other projects?

http://o.canada.com/news/politics-and-the-nation/parliament/harper-government-kills-3000-environmental-reviews-on-pipelines-and-other-projects/

Why spy on environmentalists if only because they threaten your talking points and are a lone voice of dissent? Why are tax paying dollars spent spying on Canadians who care about the environment?

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/harper-governments-extensive-spying-anti-oilsands-groups-revealed-fois

I’m sure the lucrative environment industry, the ones who don’t have as much to gain from expansion being approved, are really radicals and ‘ecoterrorists’. Easier to brand your opponents radicals and kooks, than to actually address valid concerns people have.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/radicals-working-against-oilsands-ottawa-says-1.1148310

2010 the advertising budget for natural resources canada, NRCan, was $237,000.

The Harper government has increased its advertising spending to $16.5m in 2012 from $9m in 2011. To $40m in 2013. No other departments have had an increase in spending like that in just advertising, many other departments are facing massive cuts across the board.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-ramps-up-ad-spending-for-u-s-pipeline-fight-1.1307723

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-spending-40-million-to-pitch-canadas-natural-resources/article15641360/

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/may/16/canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-tar-sands

We need our government to force oil companies to clean up their act, not buy their ads for them.

While they cut funding and jobs to the DFO in stations that fall along the proposed nothern gateway pipeline that would lead in monitoring, assessments, and remediation if there was a spill.

http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/politics/story/1.1138481

The government is focusing on telling the world and Canadians that we’re environmentally friendly when they should be showing it by creating and enforcing sound environmental policies not gutting them.

Meanwhile our national debt has exploded since they took power by an additional $169 billion. I wonder if the same thing will happen in 2015 with the promise of a balanced budget as what happened with the promise to drive the debt-ratio down.

[Link to more links to information on our deficit and debt](http://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/1vgy9b/hey_reddit_canada_who_are_you_all_voting_for_next/cesn0yq)

The government is targeting environmental groups. Let us not forget that the public relations war is largely being won by those with the most money, and that compared to just the advertising budget of both the federal government and companies who are represented by CAPP (who receive far more foreign investments than NPOs), foreign donations these groups get pales in comparison.

>Calgary-based TransCanada has hired Phil Fontaine – former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations – to help it win the support of native communities from Alberta to New Brunswick.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/energy-companies-struggle-with-aboriginal-needs-on-pipelines/article15818477/

I would be concerned if I was an environmental group, when the head of the watch dog for our spy agency is lobbying for enbridge.

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/investigations/canada%E2%80%99s-top-spy-watchdog-lobbying-enbridge-northern-gateway-pipeline

I would be concerned if I was an environmental group and was being targeted and spied on by our spy agencies and the RCMP.

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/harper-governments-extensive-spying-anti-oilsands-groups-revealed-fois

I would be concerned if I was first nations and instead of listening to their appeals, or trying to find some common ground, then send out ministers to convince band leaders.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ottawa-brings-pipelines-pitch-to-b-c-first-nations-1.1864589

I would be worried if I were first nations, and the government when holding meetings essentially didn’t listen to you and talked past you, really only wanting to use you to bolster support and not have to worry about pesky legal battles.

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/09/22/harpers-sudden-change-of-strategyneeded-to-woo-b-c-natives-on-pipeline/

The radicals and ecoterrorists part? Not necessarily about infrastructure bombings and destruction, but just simply voicing their opposition and taking part of the regulatory hearings. The pipelines aren’t even built yet, so it can’t be a concern that they are going to destroy something that hasn’t been built. It’s the possibility that they could derail or put a wrench in their plans

>Oliver says the groups “threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda,” stack the hearings with people to delay or kill “good projects,” attract “jet-setting” celebrities and use funding from “foreign special interest groups.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/radicals-working-against-oilsands-ottawa-says-1.1148310

These aren’t radicals and eco terrorists, these aren’t people threatening to blow up pipelines. These are people protesting, which is their right. These are people who care about the environment, and because it goes against the plans of our government, they are being focused on. Do the groups below have any criminal history? Have they ever committed any violent acts? Is protesting, or voicing opposition a terrorist act in the eyes of the government now?

>Idle No More, ForestEthics, Sierra Club, EcoSociety, LeadNow, Dogwood Initiative, Council of Canadians and the People’s Summit.

They passed legislation so that the CRA could do this…

>The prime minister’s office directed requests for comment to the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). Noël Carisse, a spokesman for CRA, said **that since 2012** “the CRA has conducted additional review activities focused on political activities. Audits are being conducted in addition to our regular audit activities, and will include charities from across the entire spectrum of charitable activity.”

http://o.canada.com/business/money/opposition-brands-canada-revenue-agency-spending-on-audits-of-charities-a-witch-hunt/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawas-new-anti-terrorism-strategy-lists-eco-extremists-as-threats/article533522/

http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/7-ways-canada-environmental-groups-labeled-terrorists/6374/

>With his announcement this week, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has increased the concern among environmentalists that Ottawa regards them as implacable adversaries to be monitored and battled, rather than well-meaning advocates to be consulted.

And

>A document from the Department of Foreign Affairs listed allies of the government’s oil-sands development plans and “adversaries” that included environmental and aboriginal groups.

You’re either with us, or you’re with the ~~pedophiles~~ ecoterrorists.

http://thestarfish.ca/home/2013/6/am-i-an-eco-terrorist-convince-me-mr-harper

>”Unfortunately, there are environmental and other radical groups that would seek to block this opportunity to diversify our trade,” Oliver said in an open letter.

>”Their goal is to stop any major project no matter what the cost to Canadian families in lost jobs and economic growth. No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydro-electric dams.”

From the submission that we’re commenting on:

>The Canada Revenue Agency conducts audits for a number of reasons, including in response to outside complaints that an organization is violating federal laws for charities.

>Environmentalists believe that is why so many of them are being singled out. Shortly after the pro-tar sands group Ethical Oil launched a public campaign in 2012 to “expose the radical foreign funded environmental groups’ activities attacking Canada’s ethical oil and industry,” Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced an $8 million effort to more deeply investigate nonprofits’ political activity.

>Since then, Ethical Oil has filed formal complaints with the CRA about Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation and Tides Canada, saying the groups should be “stripped of their charitable status” for “engaging in partisan activity,” according to Ethical Oil’s website.

>Ethical Oil has deep ties to both the tar sands industry and the Harper administration. In 2011, one of the group’s co-founders, Alykhan Velshi, left his job as a spokesperson for Harper’s government to help found Ethical Oil. A few months later, he left Ethical Oil and returned to the Harper administration to become director of planning in the prime minister’s office. Today, he is the director of issues management for the prime minister.

Also interesting how Jason Kenney is paying for Ethical Oils websites…

http://deepclimate.org/2012/01/13/ethical-oil-political-connections-part-1-conservatives-go-newclear/

echnical Data that you can verify

ethicaloil.org — whois ?

Tech Email:ezra@ezralevant.com[1] Name

Server:NS1.STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM Name

Server:NS2.STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Levant%5B2%5D

So who is paying for hosting theses pages ?

See top 5 websites with these affiliate IDs below or click on specific affiliate ID above to see full list for that ID

Domain Alexa Rank IP Google IDs Affiliate/Product IDs Nameserver(s)

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Tory staffer who left Hill to plug ‘ethical’ oil lands job in Harper’s office

By CAMPBELL CLARK
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Last updated Monday, Sep. 10 2012, 1:27 PM EDT


An oil-sands worker operates a rig near Fort McMurray, Alta., in September of 2010. (Kevin Van Paassen /Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

The Conservative political staffer who ran the EthicalOil.org campaign that fought criticism of Canada’s oil sands is heading back to the Harper government, this time in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Alykhan Velshi, 27, left his job as director of communications to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to defend the virtue of Alberta’s oil industry this summer. But now he’s returning to Ottawa where he will soon join Stephen Harper’s office as director of planning, sources confirmed on Monday.

He debated the likes of Hollywood actress Darryl Hannah with arguments that buying oil from Alberta’s is a more a better choice than what he called “conflict oil from regimes like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.”

News of Mr. Velshi’s return to Parliament Hill came just days after oil-sands boosters lost a high-profile political battle with Washington. Last week, President Barack Obama chose to delay a decision on a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline until 2013 – after the U.S. election.

That project would have extended a pipeline carrying Alberta bitumen to the Texas coast. But it was opposed by local environmentalists in the United States and global climate-change activists who argued it would increase American dependency on Canada’s so-called “dirty oil.”

Mr. Velshi’s move doesn’t appear to be linked to that blow. He had told some in Ottawa months ago he would leave EthicalOil.org in the near future for a return to government.

The ethical-oil argument was pushed in a book by Alberta conservative activist Ezra Levant, now a Sun TV pundit. But Mr. Velshi took the reins with EthicalOil.org, launching a website and advocacy organization in concert with Mr. Levant.

Mr. Velshi said the organization would be funded donations from Canadian corporations and individuals. And the group’s arguments were adopted by the Harper government to counter criticism of the oil sands.

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Who is Rick McKnight?

Below you will find a rather unique peek behind the complex web that weaves the veils of secrecy that lie between special interests and government. Some prefer to follow the money, while others prefer to follow the digital footprints. Here are a few of the steps taken along the way during the quest trough the tar sands seeking Rick McKnight…

Ok friends, here we go. Upon further review, it is becoming apparent that Matt Meier has basically mislead and lied to the Globe and Mail.

“There is absolutely nothing to hide with RackNine,” Mr. Meier said. “… Five minutes searching on Google easily demonstrates that there is no hidden story beyond a hard working, honest person.”

The story that Rick McKnight is “Pierre Poutine” and is also Rafael Martinez Minuesa is a fabrication at best. If RackNine is now lying to the media it would appear as if they have something to hide. If this is the case than Elections Canada and the RCMP need to expand their investigations and NOW!

Simply put, searching g**gle for 5 minutes as Matt Meier has suggested, will NOT connect Rafael Martinez Minuesa to RackNine and neither will visiting his f***book profile, his y**tube account nor his many websites.

There is ample evidence that suggests that Rafael Martinez Minuesa is NOT the Rick McKnight that is on f***book nor the admin of the Rick McKnight “fan” page. The 2 profiles have posted from different locations geographically on multiple occasions at the same times. Not only that but neither “profile” contains any corroborating evidence that they are indeed the same individual.

The time has come for ALL citizen journalists to blow the lid off this caper. We need to get all of this data and evidence compiled and submitted to as many individuals, media outlets and non-neocon MP’s by the end of this week. If they will not cooperate with “We the People” then we shall seek out those that can and will and expose them for collusion…
Firm at centre of robo-call storm unmasks mystery employee:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/firm-at-centre-of-robo-call-storm-unmasks-mystery-employee/article2375881/

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  • anon: RackNine continues to dig their own grave, looks awfully sweet but smells awfuly bad.
  • anon: “I’ve been working for RackNine for over two years as a lead developer creating web sites, and working with social media,” the staffer said. “I do exist. Attached are a recent photo and a copy of my European Union driver’s license.”

    wtf – This guy is some hot shot website developer that works with social media and he decides to release that grainy, fuzzy picture?? What a joke!

  • anon: https://www.facebook.com/rafael.minuesa

    Rafael Martinez Minuesa

  • anon: The article states it is a photo from his EU drivers license and the rather interesting part is that he is located overseas and more than likely will be immune to prosecution and unavailable to be brought before an investigative committee. But hey, he said he didn’t do anything wrong so the Harper Regime will back him, since we know they never do anything wrong…
  • anon: From his FB wall.

    “RECENT ACTIVITY

    Rafael changed his profile picture.”

  • anon: This is even more suspicious!
  • anon: I took a screen clip. 🙂
  • anon: Decided to bomb around through some of his “sites” and he seems to be well versed in data mining activities…
  • anon: https://plus.google.com/106037213559088366239/posts

    Rick McKnight – Google+

    plus.google.com Rick McKnight – Web Developer at RackNine – Internet – RackNine – Edmonton – Web…

  • anon: So Ralph is a Graphic Designer, turned Web Designer, turned Web Developer. Ya think he would want a better picture of himself for his FB profile and release to the press. And btw I don’t think that picture is from his driver’s license, unless they use ugly flowered shower curtains (or whatever that is) for back drops on EU license photos. 🙂

    “Mr. Minuesa issued a statement as well as a picture and identification Tuesday in an effort to corroborate his identity.

    “I’ve been working for RackNine for over two years as a lead developer creating web sites, and working with social media,” the staffer said. “I do exist. Attached are a recent photo and a copy of my European Union driver’s license.”

  • anon: Maybe that is the EU robo-licence?
  • anon: haha 🙂
  • anon: I have to say after checking around a bit on this guy Rafael – he sure doesn’t jive up with our Mr. McKnight and all his influential Cons and right wing FB friends. Just saying….
  • anon: I tend to agree anon:, this story is definitely fishy and only seems to add up using neocon mathematics…
  • anon: It would seem that either his f***book profile or one of his several websites would list his work and/or affiliation RackNine somewhere in the mix. Why would a developer leave out a high value company in his online resume?
  • anon: Ya neocon mathematics, that must be it. 🙂 I think this stinks to the high heavens. I think Alan is probably right that the knight is a Meier.
  • anon: Ya I couldn’t find any reference to rack 9 either. You would think he might have some clips of his web design there. If that is what he was doing.
  • anon: I need some more info about these “Meiers”…
  • anon: Well I got a few friends with that name but they don’t spell it like that. It’s a German name and can be spelled as Mayar as in Amschel. 🙂 hehehe
  • anon: Ok so maybe it’s ‘a knight, in the rack-room, with a sock puppet’.
  • anon: I did a quicky and found these:

    Michèle Meier – Montreal, Canada Area – Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Ivanhoé Cambridge

    Bonnie Meier – Saskatchewan, Canada – Manager of Client Service at Saskatchewan Pension Plan

    Norbert Meier – Alberta, Canada – Certified Executive Coach at Meier Management Consulting

    Sidney K. “Sid” Meier – Canadian-American programmer and designer of several popular computer strategy games

    Billy Meier – FIGU-Landesgruppe Canada, Spiritual Teaching, Overpopulation, Ufology, Contact Reports5 hours ago · ??il ·

  • anon: ?anon: just adding your comment on this thread for reference.

    Re KL FB friend and addresses:

    “anon:

    KL wrote about it yesterday , he was surprised how this guy has mutual friends with him , and how RMcK managed to friend them so elusively, Graham O even talked about the addresses that this guy put on the FB page , we know it as an industrial area east of town , I think theyre too bogus , because the home address is 10 blocks south , on the same side of the road , and that is the edge of Edmonton’s residential zone , heading south , all you can find east of 50 th street , is bare industrial zoned land , non residential”

    original thread link to anons’s comment – https://www.facebook.com/groups/dumpharper/373725302660225/Canadians Against the Harper Regime

    Oddly enough as soon as I began poking around to locate some infos about Rick McKnight, the book of faces went a bit wonky. Check out this post grabbed directly from “his” wall.. https://www.facebook.com/rick.mcknight.9

  • anon: The ‘real’ ‘Pierre Poutine’, given that moniker, at least has a sense of humor!
  • anon: Infact he was RMcK was changing his picture yesterday as we were conversing on I think its Capp2.0 exploring democracy , and Kim was taking snapshots of his page as he changed the pictures , we even said this guy must be snooping on us and reacting to what were saying , just cant remember if it was CAPP 2.0 or CRUSH , it was going so fast , I think he has 2 pages , because one had a profile pic of a man with some of his front teeth missing , I got really creeped out , I’ve been living here 15 years and now this crap about a defacto coup d’etat launched from the city I call my home ?? and for what , for Harper to grab power by a sneaky kindergarden ploy??
  • anon: the plot is thicker AND closer than I thought
  • anon: The Harper Regime came to power via a Bush Cabal coup d’etat…
  • anon: Missing only were the Florida voting machines which provide no possible back-up or trace on paper.
  • anon: About the only thing we haven’t imported from the States are hanging chads, lol…
  • anon: ?anon: – did KL post the screenshots he took when this guy was changing his pictures?
  • anon: I dont remember , I dont think so , because I was busy following up on this guy , it was very interesting , maybe I can catch a face I know somewhere , I’m trying to look up my History list cant find that conversation , I even went to the Stanford University to check out the free courses
  • anon: anon et al, re the most recent high tech advances on the election fraud front, (always a red alert sign of rising fascism) did you have a chance to check out this flabbergasting series of graphs I posted the other day, demonstrating how in 2008 and in these recent Republican primaries, the results state by state have been very neatly inverted, so that the voted winner (Paul in some cased, Santorum in others) becomes the loser and Romney becomes the winner. The absolute inverse contingency between the curve of the real winner and the curve of the fraudulent winner, as presented in these graphs… well, …. NO WORDS. It is a brand new thread and most monstrously fascinating. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?363915-We-NEED-more-hands-on-deck.-Significant-evidence-of-Algorithmic-vote-flipping.

    http://www.bluestatepress.com/politics7/news_025.htm

    Priority: We NEED more hands on deck. Significant evidence of Algorithmic vote flipping.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.comThis is a summary of a thread on this board that now is over 1,000 posts — far too many for people to ‘catch up on’, especially considering some of it is rather complicated mathematical analysis. We are at a crossroads. We NEED to bring more people on board, especially those with math/data anal…

    ·

  • anon: ?”even went to the Stanford University to check out the free courses”

    Me too! It seems our mc-knight is interested in game theory – doesn’t sound much like a guy who is a graphic artist turned web designer/developer. 🙂

  • anon: I have been following that a bit anon:. Rachel Maddow did some good reporting on this a week or two ago. I think I posted a link to the show but can’t remember for sure.
  • anon: Good. We need to KNOW. xb
  • anon: This is not really adding up at all. Trolling through Rafaels profile does not lead anywhere near RackNine and neither do his numerous websites. Seems like the fix is in somewhere, somehow…

    As Rafael, he was posting from:

    Taipei, Taiwan on Oct 15

    Japan on from Oct 17 thru Nov 13

    Kota Kinabalu on Nov 30th

    Nanaimo BC on Jan 11

    Back to Japan on Mar 11

    Now the posts being made to the Rick McKnight profile are from Edmonton, stay tuned…

  • anon: Good work Windsor! This is all very smelly.
  • anon: Want anchovies with that limburger?
  • anon: Ok, keepng this tread alive a bit with a new revalation. It seems as if Rick McKnight also has a “fan” page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-McKnight/172316222834108

    Rick McKnight

    Specialized in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Network Security, Database Systems, Software Theory, etc.

  • anon: So here’s the profile picture anon: was talking about. That is wtf creepy especially considering who this guy is supposed to represent.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=308961595836236&set=a.172316456167418.44060.172316222834108&type=3&theater

    Rick McKnight

  • anon: Yikes!
  • anon: Yes thats the one , ewwe
  • anon: https://www.facebook.com/mattforalberta

    Matt Meier

    This is a test page for some Facebook apps I’m working on. You’re welcome to join and tag along in my Facebook adventures! Maybe one day Facebook will rule the world, then I’ll ask for Leduc 🙂

  • anon: AhHa…
  • anon: Why?
  • anon: For some reason, I did not put 2 and 2 together with the name, duh Louie, lol… 🙂
  • anon: You mean Matt Meier? I’m not getting it. 🙂
  • anon: Yup, remember earlier I mentioned something about who the Meiers were, after you mentioned that Alan mentioned them even earlier, or something like that, lol… :)~
  • anon: ok 🙂 – I never thought of that. I just assumed you knew.
  • anon: I better get some coffee in me, real quick, lol…
  • anon: <– names suck, don’t even ask the name of a movie I just watched, thinkin’ I need one of those infomercial coarses, but give me numbers and I am fine as wine in the summertime…
  • anon: ?:)
  • anon: I dunno, this Rick McKnight does not appear to be the same “person” as Rafael Martinez Minuesa. They have posted from different locations on several occasions…
  • anon: I think the story is total BS. The question is, why do it? Especially, if it is relatively easy to figure that out.
  • anon: Rafael has a y**tube account associated with one of his sites…

    https://www.youtube.com/user/RafaelMinuesaabout an hour ago ·

  • anon: Their thinkin’ may be that the masses usually believe anything they are told and would simply go back to sleep…
  • anon: Well here’s a simple question, Why would a guy like Rafeal want to be FB friends with KL?
  • anon: The 2 profiles don’t even use the same jargon and have totally different interests even as they relate to the interwebz. I could understand if one was for business and the other was for pleasure, but this does not pass the smell test…
  • anon: Not that KL is not friend worthy – it’s just weird.
  • anon: So what if this is all a wild goose chase? a distraction from somewhere else we need to be looking?
  • anon: Rafael does not have any of my friends on his list from what I can see, McKnight on the other hand has a couple that are subscribers KL is one of ’em, plus a lot of friends of friends. I am kinda surprised at the friends of friends to be honest since they represent a rather broad spectrum. The McKnight profile may well be a sock puppet that is trolling and data mining the book of faces…
  • anon: It is beginning to look that way, we’ll have to see how far the media goes with this and what else emerges through them. If the G&M does a follow up that is fishy, we will know the fix is in and will have the evidence to call ’em out…
  • anon: Ok friends, here we go. Upon further review, it is becoming apparent that Matt Meier has basically mislead and lied to the Globe and Mail.

    “There is absolutely nothing to hide with RackNine,” Mr. Meier said. “… Five minutes searching on Google easily demonstrates that there is no hidden story beyond a hard working, honest person.”

    The story that Rick McKnight is “Pierre Poutine” and is also Rafael Martinez Minuesa is a fabrication at best. If RackNine is now lying to the media it would appear as if they have something to hide. If this is the case than Elections Canada and the RCMP need to expand their investigations and NOW!

    Simply put, searching g**gle for 5 minutes as Matt Meier has suggested, will NOT connect Rafael Martinez Minuesa to RackNine and neither will visiting his f***book profile, his y**tube account nor his many websites.

    There is ample evidence that suggests that Rafael Martinez Minuesa is NOT the Rick McKnight that is on f***book nor the admin of the Rick McKnight “fan” page. The 2 profiles have posted from different locations geographically on multiple occasions at the same times. Not only that but neither “profile” contains any corroborating evidence that they are indeed the same individual.

    The time has come for ALL citizen journalists to blow the lid off this caper. We need to get all of this data and evidence compiled and submitted to as many individuals, media outlets and non-neocon MP’s by the end of this week. If they will not cooperate with “We the People” then we shall seek out those that can and will and expose them for collusion…

  • anon: And does it tie in to Ezra and Ethical Oil?
  • anon: Awesome anon:. I’m too tired to process right now – I don’t know how you are still awake – but I’ll be back.
  • anon: Just while I am still awake. I was wondering if the two NP journalists that wrote that story were on his friend’s list. KL or NL could have a look.
  • anon: Time to start making a database at muckety or littlesis
  • anon: ?anon:, just burned through a pot ‘o java, lol. We will have to ask ’em to poke around a bit, hopefully one or the other will notice this thread and do some follow up. We need to get some of todays, ‘er yesterdays stuff collaborated into a doc or on the site sometime soon.

    anon, it is rather difficult to connect them at this point, we may need some help from the ones that followed the website connections back into the States.

  • anon: http://cornwallfreenews.com/2012/02/whats-happening-to-freedom-in-canada-media-control-ethical-oil-by-richard-komorowski-february-13-2012/ Remembering when we found out that Ezra/ethicaloil was hosting wildrose, jasonkenney and a few other choice sites… will pull up the data lata…
  • anon: http://www.whois.net/whois/ethicaloil.org

    WHOIS information for ethicaloil.org :

    [Querying whois.publicinterestregistry.net]

    [whois.publicinterestregistry.net]

    Access to .ORG WHOIS information is provided to assist persons in

    determining the contents of a domain name registration record in the

    Public Interest Registry registry database. The data in this record is provided by

    Public Interest Registry for informational purposes only, and Public Interest Registry does not

    guarantee its accuracy. This service is intended only for query-based

    access. You agree that you will use this data only for lawful purposes

    and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (a) allow,

    enable, or otherwise support the transmission by e-mail, telephone, or

    facsimile of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations

    to entities other than the data recipient’s own existing customers; or

    (b) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that send

    queries or data to the systems of Registry Operator, a Registrar, or

    Afilias except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or

    modify existing registrations. All rights reserved. Public Interest Registry reserves

    the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting this query,

    you agree to abide by this policy.

    Domain ID:D156787635-LROR

    Domain Name:ETHICALOIL.ORG

    Created On:02-Aug-2009 21:55:48 UTC

    Last Updated On:01-Aug-2011 00:12:11 UTC

    Expiration Date:02-Aug-2013 21:55:48 UTC

    Sponsoring Registrar:DomainsAtCost Corporation (R1754-LROR)

    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED

    Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED

    Registrant ID:DAC398130

    Registrant Name:Mr Ezra Levant

    Registrant Organization:Ezra Levant

  • anon: Ezra Levant owns http://ethicaloil.org/

    WHOIS information for ethicaloil.org :[Querying whois.publicinterestregistry.net][whois.publicinterestregistry.net]Access to .ORG WHOIS information is provided to assist persons in determining the contents of a domain name registration record in the Public Interest Registry registry database. The data in this record is provided by Public Interest Registry for informational purposes only, and Public Interest Registry does not guarantee its accuracy. This service is intended only for query-based access. You agree that you will use this data only for lawful purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (a) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission by e-mail, telephone, or facsimile of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations to entities other than the data recipient’s own existing customers; or (b) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that send queries or data to the systems of Registry Operator, a Registrar, or Afilias except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or modify existing registrations. All rights reserved. Public Interest Registry reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy. Domain ID:D156787635-LRORDomain Name:ETHICALOIL.ORGCreated On:02-Aug-2009 21:55:48 UTCLast Updated On:01-Aug-2011 00:12:11 UTCExpiration Date:02-Aug-2013 21:55:48 UTCSponsoring Registrar:DomainsAtCost Corporation (R1754-LROR)Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITEDStatus:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITEDRegistrant ID:DAC398130Registrant Name:Mr Ezra LevantRegistrant Organization:Ezra LevantRegistrant Street1:28 Pumpmeadow Crescent S.W.Registrant Street2:Registrant Street3:Registrant City:CalgaryRegistrant State/Province:abRegistrant Postal Code:T2V5C8Registrant Country:CARegistrant Phone:+1.4038155916Registrant Phone Ext.:Registrant FAX:Registrant FAX Ext.:Registrant Email:ezra@ezralevant.comAdmin ID:DAC324848Admin Name:Mr Ezra LevantAdmin Organization:Levant EzraAdmin Street1:28 Pumpmeadow Crescent S.W.Admin Street2:Admin Street3:Admin City:CalgaryAdmin State/Province:abAdmin Postal Code:T2V5C8Admin Country:CAAdmin Phone:+1.4038155916Admin Phone Ext.:Admin FAX:Admin FAX Ext.:Admin Email:ezra@ezralevant.comTech ID:DAC324848Tech Name:Mr Ezra LevantTech Organization:Levant EzraTech Street1:28 Pumpmeadow Crescent S.W.Tech Street2:Tech Street3:Tech City:CalgaryTech State/Province:abTech Postal Code:T2V5C8Tech Country:CATech Phone:+1.4038155916Tech Phone Ext.:Tech FAX:Tech FAX Ext.:Tech Email:ezra@ezralevant.comName Server:NS1.STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COMName Server:NS2.STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COMName Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: Name Server: DNSSEC:Unsigned

    2. ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com

    • “3 Jan 2012 … ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com has one IP number (174.123.161.10), which is the same as for strategicimperativesonline.com, but the…”

    http://www.robtex.com/dns/ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com.html

    3. strategicimperativesonline.com

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    http://www.robtex.com/dns/strategicimperativesonline.com.html

    4. 174.123.161

    • “ns1.strategicimperativesonline.com, a, 174.123.161.10. United States. a.a1.7bae. static.theplanet.com · ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com, a, 174.123.161.10 …”

    http://www.robtex.com/cnet/174.123.161.html

    5. http://www.strategicimperativesonline.com – Domain Names – Plot IP

    • “The domain strategicimperativesonline.com is hosted from IP address … The server hosting strategicimperativesonline.com is located in a data center in …”

    http://www.plotip.com/domain/strategicimperativesonline.com

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    • “STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM – Whois Information. The data contained in GoDaddy.com, Inc.’s WhoIs database, while believed by the company to be …”

    • cqcounter.com/whois/domain/strategicimperativesonline.com.html

    7. HosterStats.com: strategicimperativesonline.com Domain Name …

    • “strategicimperativesonline.com Historical Hosting Statistics The numbers of domains hosted by strategicimperativesonline.com at the start of December in each …”

    http://www.hosterstats.com/hostersearch.php?hoster=strategicimperativesonline.com

    8. Strategicimperativesonline.com – Name server activity …

    • “18 Dec 2011 … View DNS activity for the name server strategicimperativesonline.com.”

    http://www.dailychanges.com/strategicimperativesonline.com/2011-12-18/

    9. This is who Ezra Levant (political commentator) really works for …

    • “4 days ago … STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM Name Server:NS2. STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Ezra_Levant …”

    http://www.reddit.com/r/CanadaPolitics/comments/o8osx/this_is_who_ezra_levant_political_commentator/

    10. Name server ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com

    • “Name server ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com. Information about domain name server ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com. …”

    http://www.pagesinventory.com/nameserver/ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com.html

    11. Name server ns1.strategicimperativesonline.com

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    http://www.pagesinventory.com/nameserver/ns1.strategicimperativesonline.com.html

    12. Do you know how much is Strategicimperativesonline.com worth for?

    • “Find Strategicimperativesonline.com Daily Ad Revenue, Daily Page Views, Site Rank, Page Rank, Total Links, Site Language, Adult Rating, Page Load Time, …”

    http://www.freewebsitereport.org/www.strategicimperativesonline.com

    13. Google Analytics (Urchin) Id: UA-20233645

    • “N/A, 174.123.161.10 (56), Google Analytics (Urchin) Id: UA-20233645 (6), ns1. strategicimperativesonline.com (5) ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com (5) …”

    • reverseinternet.com/analytics/20233645

    14. jasonkenney.net

    • “9 Oct 2011 … Google Analytics, UA-20233645 (6). Nameservers, ns1. strategicimperativesonline.com (5) ns2.strategicimperativesonline.com (5). Web hosting …”

    • reverseinternet.com/domain/jasonkenney.net

    15. http://www.americans4opec.com

    • “22 Sep 2011 … Has the following nameservers: ns1.strategicimperativesonline.com, ns2. strategicimperativesonline.com. With ip 174.123.161.10. World rank is …”

    http://www.websitelooker.com/www/americans4opec.com

    16. http://www.jasonkenney.com

    • “12 Apr 2011 … Has the following nameservers: ns1.strategicimperativesonline.com, ns2. strategicimperativesonline.com. With ip 174.123.161.10. World rank is …”

    http://www.websitelooker.com/www/jasonkenney.com

    17. JasonKenney.com – Jason Kenney – Calgary Southeast

    • “NS1.STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM NS2. STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM Domain status: clientTransferProhibited clientUpdateProhibited …”

    • whois.domaintools.com/jasonkenney.com

    18. daltonsalestax.com Whois Domain Name Records | daltonsalestax …

    • “STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM,NS2. STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM. Page rank, back links or indexed pages information is not available for …”

    http://www.enom.com/whois/default.aspx?DomainName=DaltonsAlesTax.com

    19. DoYouLookGood.com • Consulter le sujet – La salle de presse

    • “STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM Name Server:NS2. STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COMOK so ezra levant seems like a legit …”

    • forums.doyoulookgood.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=178578&start=3480

    20. jasonkenney.com Whois – jason kenney – Who.is

    • “10 Mar 2011 … STRATEGICIMPERATIVESONLINE.COM Domain status: clientTransferProhibited clientUpdateProhibited. Information Updated: Thu, 10 Mar …”

    http://www.who.is/whois/jasonkenney.com/

  • anon: heh

    17 minutes ago · ??il

  • anon: ?13/01/12 11:23 AMhttp://statsie.com/more.php?t=sip&ip=174.123.161.10&ref=ethicaloil.org

    enter valid site name… Search

    112

    371Like

    TweetTweet 76

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    site ip alexa rank change (%)

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  • anon: From a deleted threat at FB Ethicaloil group Ian Stephen

    Why does the so independent and grass-roots ethicaloil.org have

    the same post office box as Tony Clement’s campaign for CPC

    leadership had? Quite a coincidence.

    Maureen Sanders

    Oh nice one! The kind of ethics we

    have come to expect from Mr. Clement!!

    Stephan Sirsky

    It is a coincidence, nothing more. The

    CPC has nothing to do with EthicalOil. At most there is

    a shared interest in expanding the Canadian economy.

  • anon: I am thinkin’ that all roads are gonna lead Stateside at some point since they can hide behind the veil of secrecy a bit easier that way. Someone will eventually locate the location of the CMIS database and if it is connected in anyway it will be found out…

    Keep posting, I’ll be creating a doozie of a doc along the way but maybe it would be better to create 2 separate ones?

——————————————————————————-

Rick McKnight shared a link.

5 hours ago near Edmonton, Alberta

https://www.facebook.com/rick.mcknight.9/posts/191529817628791

  • anon: Mystery solved! hahaha

    Did you happen to find Rafael posting from somewhere else in the world at the same time?

  • anon: Not yet, McKnight is using the new profile and Rafael is using the old one, then I was distracted grabbing the latest screenshot and source coding for the post link…
  • anon: Can he be posting (or appear to be) from more than one place at the same time – is that possible?
  • anon: It is possible if using a proxy and can be done from the same computer if set up properly. The physical location is determined by the virtualearth scripts that reference the isp location so if you use a proxy, your location would be elsewhere.
  • anon: ok thanks 🙂
  • anon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Can_You_Be_in_Two_Places_at_Once_When_You%27re_Not_Anywhere_at_All
  • anon: ?anon, I hate when that happens, lol…

———————————————————————–

So what’s “redacted”?

http://creekside1.blogspot.ca/

“Unfuckablewith discovers CISM is “designed explicitly” to be integrated with “a feature to perform robocalls on a nationwide level”. He has a working draft up on security flaws in the CIMS and LiberaList, with the most interesting bits so far redacted while he thinks them through :

“A shocking amount of personal information is stored on these servers and can be recalled for use in individual campaign offices and on Parliament Hill via a secure VPN connection to the main Conservative Party servers. While this leaves the system vulnerable to [redacted], the greater issue is that in the process of establishing this VPN connection, the data [redacted], and thus, outside of the control of Canadian authorities.”

“the data ___ and thus outside the control of Canadian authorities” ???

The data is what? Stored in the fridge? Stored on servers at some US voter- ID/townhall company?”

Creekside

creekside1.blogspot.com

  • anon: This is only a guess but VPN’s have various vulnerabilities, some are username enumerations, SQL injections, XSS cross-site scripting, and SSL related.
  • anon: This was posted on Unfuckablewith yesterday:

    Regarding the sources of my data.

    * Unreleased data from Elections Canada (which won’t be released publicly until charges are laid)

    * Sources within each major political party (predominantly from the Tories)

    * Information from certain Members of Parliament

    * Personal interviews, call logs, audio recordings from the ridings affected

    * Experts in the fields of political science, political philosophy, psychology, sociology, computer science, economics, telecommunications, and cryptography

    * Military contractors and commercial suppliers of equipment used for communications, robocalling, and tech journalism

    * Reports in the national media (television, newspapers)

    * Extensive data-mining and analysis

    What I did not rely on:

    * Blogs/bloggers

    * Politically-biased information (including my own politics)

    * Obvious misdirection and propaganda from party members (you guys are pretty easy to spot, plus I triple-check every source and piece of data I receive)

    * Other journalists with documented ties to political parties

    * Long-form poetry and conspiracy theories emailed to me at 5:00am.

  • anon: http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.ca/2012/03/more-pretty-dots-more-evidence.html
  • anon: ?”…in the process of establishing this VPN connection, the data [redacted], and thus, outside of the control of Canadian authorities”

    The data was sent somewhere? stored somewhere else? integrated into a larger data base? accessed by someone else?3 hours ago · ??il

  • anon: This may be a bit of a stretch but if you remember the EthicalOil saga, the citizen journalists/investigators/researchers combined to find the the Tories and their affiliates utilize US based hosting and servers for almost of their websites.

    If this is the case here, and the servers and data are Stateside, the RCMP would have to request the data via the US court system, unless the provider hands it over voluntarily. If they did though, they could be liable.

    I am not sure if electoral fraud committed against a nation outside of the US is illegal in the US. (not sure if that last statement makes sense but maybe you get the gist of it)

  • anon: Now, here is a bit of a twist if we take Bairds comments about emails not being reliable, he stated that not only could they be labeled/filtered spam and not go through the system but he eluded to the fact that many of the MP’s have viruses in their computers as well. We may be able to assUme that the CMIS data has already been intercepted and acquired by a third party.

    Keep in mind, these neocons are not the sharpest knifes in the drawer and I am fairly certain that they issued easy usernames and many of them did not utilize adequate passwords…

  • anon: Yes it made sense.
  • anon: Well, I was remembering some research I did on Stuxnet and cryptographic keys and how part of the virus works by using ‘escalation of privilege vulnerabilities’ to gain access to the system. I am assuming this same sort of thing could have been done with the CMIS system.
  • anon: They could also utilize more rudementry ways as well, in much the same way hackers gain access to profiles on social media sites. But if they did infect a computer, they would have access to any/all passwords as well as any/all data on the hard drives…
  • anon: So, this whole thing could have been hatched and executed from outside of Canada?
  • anon: Yup…
  • anon: ok – I think I got it. 🙂
  • anon: That would definitely circumvent Canadian laws for quite some time…
  • anon: Treason

————————————————————

Identity of mystery employee deepens robocall puzzle

http://www.ottawacitizen.com

A key employee of the company that was used to send out the misdirecting robocalls in Guelph on election day appears not to exist under the name he uses online.

Cambridge, Ontario

  • anon: These are ‘sock puppets’ for obvious reasons

    Chris Peter

    “George Monbiot reports in The Guardian that “the US Air Force has been tendering for companies to supply it with persona management software, which will perform the following tasks:

    a. Create “10 personas per user, replete with background, history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturallyand geographically consistent … Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms.”

    b. Automatically provide its astroturfers with “randomly selected IP addresses through which they can access the internet” (an IP address is the number which identifies someone’s computer), and these are to be changed every day, “hiding the existence of the operation”. The software

    should also mix up the astroturfers’ web traffic with “traffic from multitudes of users from outside the organisation. This traffic blending provides excellent cover and powerful deniability.”

    c. Create “static IP addresses” for each persona, enabling different astroturfers “to look like the same person over time”. It should also allow “organisations that frequent same site/service often to easily switch IP addresses to look like ordinary users as opposed to one organisation.”

    Software like this has the potential to destroy the internet as a forum for constructive debate. It jeopardises the notion of online democracy. Comment threads on issues with major commercial implications are already being wrecked by what look like armies of organised trolls – as you can sometimes see on guardian.co.uk. The internet is a wonderful gift, but it’s also a bonanza for corporate lobbyists, viral marketers and government spin doctors, who can operate in cyberspace without regulation, accountability or fear of detection. So let me repeat the question I’ve put in previous articles, and which has yet to be satisfactorily answered: what should we do to fight these tactics?”

    e software should also mix up the astroturfers’ web traffic with “traffic from multitudes of users from outside the organisation. This traffic blending provides excellent cover and powerful deniability.”

  • anon: Here is a good article that is well worth the read but I’ll copypasta couple of snippets to peak your curiosity…

    The Pentagon and its Sock Puppets

    By Scott Horton

    An internal Department of Defense review has concluded that a Rumsfeld-era program under which retired military officers who appeared on American broadcast media were given special briefings and access was consistent with Pentagon rules.

    The internal review also apparently found no fault with the exclusion of four individuals precisely because they refused to be sock puppets, speaking critically of some Pentagon decisions. One of them, General Wesley Clark, apparently lost his position as an analyst for CNN because of Pentagon and White House displeasure with what he had to say.

    In his 1961 farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the “acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” Although he was persuaded that this new relationship between the Pentagon and its contractors was “a vital element in keeping the peace,” he was deeply troubled by the relationship’s potential to disrupt the delicate balance of interests that is fundamental to a modern democracy. David Barstow’s investigation provided some of the most subtle and compelling evidence of this process to appear in recent years. The Pentagon’s self-exonerating report, by contrast, suggests that media sock puppets may become a modus operandi.

    http://www.harpers.org/archive/2011/12/hbc-90008374

    The Pentagon and its Sock Puppets—By Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine)

    http://www.harpers.orgAn internal Department of Defense review has concluded that a Rumsfeld-era program under which retired military officers who appeared on American broadcast media were given special briefings and access was consistent with Pentagon rules. The New York Times reports:

  • anon: ?anon:

    I guess great minds think alike or something like that. I just had that Horton article lined up to post here now I see you already posted it. 🙂

  • anon: I like that article because it includes Gen Wesley Clark and Dwight D. Eisenhower and connects the dots rather well. The only thing missing are much needed references to the NAZI sympathizer Prescott and, like father like son H.W., who was rapidly rising through the ranks of the seeEYEeh during those times. It would also have been nice if they would have tied into the fact that both Cheney and Rumsfeld began their “political” careers in the late 1960’s. But hey, whaddya do…
  • anon: I know ya wanna but ya just can’t have it all ?anon. 🙂
  • anon: We’ll take what we can get and connect the dots ourselves… 🙂
  • anon: They have all been connected for generations.
  • anon: Bishop Strachan School old girl married to UCC old boy and banking head here interviews another UCC old boy http://www2.macleans.ca/tag/valerie-pringle/ – and see http://www.bss.on.ca/thelink/post.php?id=266
  • anon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ford_meets_with_Rumsfeld_and_Cheney,_April_28,_1975.jpg

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Canadian Conservatives work best under cover of darkness. In government, committees are now routinely forced into in camera sessions. Documents and records are withheld to the point that the Harper government has twice been found in contempt of Parliament. Vital facts and figures are suppressed. Scientists are muzzled, to international opprobrium. Legitimate opposition questions are ruled out of order by Harper catspaw Andrew Scheer, or simply go unanswered.

But that’s not the half of it.

In the country formerly known as Canada, the Conservatives have made a practice of appointing pseudo-MPs in ridings actually held by other parties. Only a constitutional lawyer can determine if the elected MPs have had their privileges breached, but it is a sleazy and unethical practice: unprecedented, as so many Conservative attacks on democracy have been.

http://drdawgsblawg.ca/2012/03/the-deepening-shadows-of-canadian-politics.shtml

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Oddly enough as soon as I began poking around to locate some infos about Rick McKnight, the book of faces went a bit wonky. Check out this post grabbed directly from “his” wall..

https://www.facebook.com/rick.mcknight.9

  • .si?? s??il anon:
    • anon: Just below that post is one that says, “Learn Game Theory Stanford University’s free online courses” with a link to this article.

      http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/march/online-courses-mitchell-030612.html and then this one on the Game Theory Course.

      https://www.coursera.org/gametheory/auth/welcome

      “Popularized by movies such as “A Beautiful Mind”, game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call ‘games’ in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE. How could you begin to model eBay, Google keyword auctions, and peer to peer file-sharing networks, without accounting for the incentives of the people using them? The course will provide the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions), repeated and stochastic games, and more. We’ll include a variety of examples including classic games and a few applications.”

      Stanford offers more free online classes for the world

      news.stanford.eduIn an ongoing experiment to leverage new educational technologies, the university is launching five free online classes this month.

    • anon: Sock Puppets Unite!
    • anon: Odd thing about this particular profile is that there are 2 friends that are also friends with the profile. I sure hope they have been trolling it and not engaging with it???
    • anon: I think that’s the case Windsor. NL has a humougous # of friends – she friends everybody. 🙂 And KL I imagine is keeping watch.
    • anon: I just worry about the troll back, blow-back, since they do not block their friend lists from being visible…
    • anon: Stanford, home of Haarp angels don’t play
    • anon: Bahaha, the dude was gloating about himself on his fake profile!
    • anon: KL wrote about it yesterday , he was surprised how this guy has mutual friends with him , and how RMcK managed to friend them so elusively, Graham O even talked about the addresses that this guy put on the FB page , we know it as an industrial area east of town , I think theyre too bogus , because the home address is 10 blocks south , on the same side of the road , and that is the edge of Edmonton’s residential zone , heading south , all you can find east of 50 th street , is bare industrial zoned land , non residential
    • anon: Very interesting…

      We have been doing some follow up on this thread anon:

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/dumpharper/373994495966639/Canadians Against the Harper Regime

      An Alberta company swept up in the controversy over fake election robo-calls engineered by someone calling themselves “Pierre Poutine” is acknowledging one of its employees operates under a pseudonym. But RackNine says the contractor – who volunteered briefly on a local Conservative campaign in Edmonton last federal election – has nothing to do with its automated call operations. RackNine Inc. chief executive Matt Meier says a web designer and marketer who operates under the name of “Rick McKnight” is a Spaniard named Rafael Martinez Minuesa. RackNine was first contacted by journalists Monday about “Rick McKnight” because the staffer seemed to have no footprint in the real world. The firm says it initially balked at revealing his true identity because they didn’t want to breach their staffer’s right to privacy. But journalists quickly drew media attention to the mystery staffer. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/firm-at-centre-of-robo-call-storm-unmasks-mystery-employee/article2375881/

    • anon: hmmm – very interesting indeed anon

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A key employee of the company that was used to send out the misdirecting robocalls in Guelph on election day appears not to exist under the name he uses online.

“How does one define a real person?” said [Racknine lawyer, R. Justin] Matthews in an email. “Would a web-design employee that chooses to use a different name online (which some people seem to do these days) be considered a real person?”

McKnight maintains a Facebook friendship with many people, including journalists, politicians and officials, although none of the people contacted by Postmedia News could say they knew him.

In addition to those who say they don’t know him, McKnight is “friends” with Guy Giorno, who chaired Stephen Harper’s 2011 campaign, Guelph campaign worker Andrew Prescott, former Harper communications directors Dimitri Soudas and Kory Teneycke, and current director of communications for the party Fred DeLorey.

He is also Facebook friends with Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star, and a number of Sun News Network personalties, including Brian Lilley.

McKnight lists as a friend only one opposition MP, Charlie Angus, who has been leading the NDP’s robocalls attacks in the House. But McKnight is friends with dozens of Conservative MPs, including cabinet ministers James Moore, Keith Ashfield, Joe Oliver and Steven Fletcher, and MP Eve Adams, who previously employed Guelph campaign worker Michael Sona.

McKnight is friends with Meier and many of his associates in Alberta, including Ryan Hastman, the former Conservative candidate in Edmonton-Strathcona, who is now an organizer with the provincial Wildrose Alliance party.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/19/who-is-rick-mcknight-no-one-seems-to-know-who-the-mystery-employee-for-robocall-company-racknine-really-is/

Robocalls: Who is Rick McKnight? No one seems to know who the mystery RackNine employee really is |.

news.nationalpost.com

A key employee of the company that was used to send out the misdirecting robocalls in Guelph on election day appears not to exist under the name he uses online.

  • anon: Meet Rick McKnight via the book of faces:

    https://www.facebook.com/rick.mcknight.9

    Rick McKnight

  • anon: Follow Rick McKnight via tw*tter:

    https://twitter.com/racknine

    RackNine (@racknine) on Twitter

    twitter.comSign up for Twitter to follow RackNine (@racknine). Web Hosting solutions, Softw…

  • anon: Check out Rick McKnight via link*edin:

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/racknineo??

  • anon: Visit Rick McKnights webpage:

    http://www.racknine.com/

    Welcome to RackNine Inc, Web Hosting in Canada

    http://www.racknine.comHigh-quality, inexpensive web hosting solutions. Domain name registration, SSL c…

  • anon: ?”On Manta, another business networking website, McKnight is listed as the head of marketing for both RackNine and Sumex Inc., an Edmonton investment banking firm.

    Russel Matichuk, vice president of Sumex, said Monday that he had talked to RackNine about getting them to do some work, but they never did.

    “That’s weird,” he said. “There has never been anyone by that name that’s been head of marketing.”

    Ya, that is very weird. ·

  • anon: he’s as illusive as Tyler Durdan
  • anon: ?anon: – I didn’t find anything on him at link*edin I got ‘Profile not found’. Were you being cryptic or was there something there earlier?
  • anon: ?anon:, there was indeed something there earlier, when I posted this info. They must be scrubbing the trail, guess I shoulda grabbed screenshots but like I mentioned above, my browser went wonky…
  • anon: Here is something of interest and considering the fb “profile” has some info about “Anonymous” it seems as if “he” may/should have some experience with SQL injections as well.

    Hi, Rick McKnight is using OnePage to put all contact details on a single page. Sign up now to get your OnePage card.

    Rick McKnight

    Web Developer, RackNine Inc.

    Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in Content Management Systems using PHP and MySQL.

    http://www.myonepage.com/racknine

    Rick McKnight (racknine) on OnePage – interactive contact cards

    myonepage.comApplication Developer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide var…??o? ??S

  • anon: it’s obviously Meier. Meier is also hiring in the Philippines. There’s some interesting speculation about SEO fraud, but where did the SQL injection comment come from?
  • anon: I have been poking around the profile and SQL injections are the primary way to access databases. Racknine and the neocons CMIS database that seems to have a lot of data from somewhere.

    That begs answers to the following questions:

    Who acquired all that data?

    How did they acquire all of that data?

    Where did they acquire all that data?

    When did they acquire all that data?

    Did they acquire the data legally?

    Then, just for fun,

    Is the non-existent Rick McKnight, the elusive “Anonymous” member behind the Vic Toews operation?

    Was the Vic Toews operation a “false flag” attack?

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Tomorrow/later on today, I’ll start posting my analysis of all 98 ridings (out of 308) where there were major voting irregularities, or robocalling, or outright voter suppression. I’m not going to mince words: the Conservative Party is responsible for the overwhelming majority of these. I have 21 separate incidents where they broke the law — with proof. I also have around another 20 where they seriously infringed on the rights of Canadians to have fair and free elections. A lot of ridings involve Ministers of the Crown. With the exception of Guelph (which is still extremely unclear), there is absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing by either the Liberal Party or NDP.

ALL of my projections from recalculating the 2011 general election show a Conservative minority government, at the expense of the Liberals (notwithstanding the unpopularity of Michael Ignatieff). First I started with the effects of 34 ridings, as reported/provided by the opposition parties. By myself I was able to uncover the rest. Adding that into my projections, the Conservative Party actually would’ve LOST SEATS, the NDP would be very strong, but they probably wouldn’t be the official opposition. I don’t feel it prudent to give you an exact seat total at 5:20am after I’ve taken an Ambien (because I will be proven wrong by my own findings in a few hours), but I will later.

So, today you can expect:

http://unfuckwithable.ca/post/19567318936

The endgame. Tomorrow/later on today, I’ll start posting my analysis of all 98 ridings (out of 308).

unfuckwithable.ca

The endgame. Tomorrow/later on today, I’ll start posting my analysis of all 98 ridings (out of 308) where there were major voting irregularities, or robocalling, or outright voter suppression. I’m not…

  • anon: Be sure to bookmark and check the homepage often as it is already being updated with new information…

    http://unfuckwithable.ca/

    unfuckwithable.ca

    Brian-Michel is/est: • French-Canadian/American • 29 years old

  • anon: not just because I’m an NDP supporter, but I know in my gut that Layton won the debates and was sure of far more votes ( suppressed ) than Harper, in my opinion, despite his succumbing to cancer, he was the strongest candidate I’ve seen in a very long time and clearly Canadians overwhelmingly ( and especially in Quebec ) wanted change … you know what they say … beware the popular man … Harper must have envied Layton for so many reasons, not the least of which was a personality and ability to roll up his sleeves and take on Harper on anything and everything, Layton … the Greatest Prime Minister we never had …
  • anon: ?… by the way .. very commendable work done on this
  • anon: Brian-Michel is doing a great job putting all of this together…

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The Harper government, Ethical Oil and Sun Media connection

By Emma Pullman
January 20, 2012

Just over a week before the Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings began, EthicalOil.org and its allies launched a pre-emptive PR offensive on environmental and First Nations groups who oppose the pipeline. Their new website, OurDecision.ca, and ad campaign are an attempt to invalidate opposition to the pipeline by pointing to the small amount of American funding going to some environmental groups, and claiming that pipeline opponents are actually the “puppets” of “foreign interests.”

Sun News was first to promote the campaign, and by the end of the week, numerous papers across Canada were repeating the story. After mentioning last November that “significant American interests” would line up against the pipeline, Stephen Harper eagerly picked up where he left off, touting EthicalOil.org’s cause, decrying the foreign influence attempting to “overload” the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Review. By Monday, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver had penned a letter to Canadians denouncing the foreign interests trying to “hijack” the review process “to achieve their radical ideological agenda”. The same ominous tone and divisive talking points were parroted over and over by EthicalOil.org, Harper, Oliver and the credulous media, driving an entire week of news coverage.

The OurDecision.ca campaign was timed to hit national news just as many Canadians were tuning into this issue for the first time, and this frame (“foreign interests” vs. a “Canadian decision”) could have a lasting impact on how people view one of the most important debates in a generation.

So how did a small industry front group with secretive funding sources manage to have so much impact on the national conversation? Well, it looks like the Harper government, EthicalOil.org, and Sun Media have coordinated with one another to create an echo chamber that turns industry talking points into national news. We’ll show how one digital communications company intimately connects EthicalOil.org, the Harper Government and Sun Media.

Ethical Oil Echo Chamber

The ‘ethical oil’ echo chamber was built in 2010, after the release of Ezra Levant’s book of the same name. As Donald Gutstein writes, Sun papers prominently featured three excerpts from Levant’s book, giving it national exposure. Through a series of articles and appearances in Sun-owned papers, the National Post and right wing talk shows, an echo chamber of voices amplified the ‘ethical oil’ message. Then came bloggers like Alykhan Velshi, who helped to turn Levant’s book into the ethicaloil.org website, and before long it reached the mouths of politicians.

From Gutstein’s perspective, ideas often take years to percolate through public opinion filters before they end up on national policy agendas. But in this case, it appears that industry and government synced up messaging very rapidly.

Go NewClear

Last week, we reported an extensive web that connects EthicalOil.org with oil interests, the Harper government, and other conservative leaders and groups. At the centre is Go Newclear, a Vancouver-based digital communications agency with a focus on public affairs and politics. An analysis of the web server hosting of gonewclearproductions.com reveals an intricate network of over 50 websites connected primarily to the Conservative Party of Canada, the Wildrose Alliance Party, EthicalOil.org, and other right wing causes and politicians.

Go Newclear’s President and COO is Hamish Marshall, the husband of current Ethical Oil spokesperson Kathryn Marshall, and a former Conservative campaigner, former PMO staffer and Conservative strategist deeply connected to oil interests. The other two principals in the company have deep connections to the Harper government as well.

One of the principals, Brendan Jones, worked as a website administrator for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition from August 2005-February 2006. Following Harper’s election, he worked as the special assistant for the Prime Minister from February 2006-November 2007. Jones then moved to the Conservative Resources Group, or Conservative Caucus Research Bureau, an agency responsible for developing political communication products, branding and marketing decisions and liaising between the federal Conservative caucus and Prime Minister’s Office, until 2009. In that role, he was a television and radio specialist. The third principal of Go Newclear, Travis Freeman, is still listed with the Conservative Resources Group.

Now that we know that EthicalOil.org and the Conservative government are deeply connected, what about the other part of the Conservative echo chamber, Sun Media?

Digital fingerprints

A follow-up analysis of the network neighborhood around the Go Newclear server revealed some amazing coincidences. Almost right beside their “birds of a feather” server is another server that hosts suntvnews.ca, suntvnewchannel.ca, suntvnewschannel.com, suntvnewschannel.net and suntvnewschannel.org. The IP addresses for these servers are different by only two numbers, and it is highly likely they are sitting right next to each other.

Deepclimate notes some considerable similarities between the websites. In addition, an analysis of many of the websites either currently or previously on the neighboring servers show a number of striking similarities at the code level including naming conventions and comment style. Of particular interest is the CSS Reset. The sites we have analyzed use the exact same derivative of Eric Meyer’s classic CSS Reset.

EthicalOil.org, OurDecision.ca, JasonKenney.ca, JoeOliver.ca, GoNewclear.com, the original SunTVNews.ca website, Amerians4OPEC.com, Wildrosecaucus.caRichardDur.ca, CalgaryWard14.ca, Cummins4BC.ca, CorrieAdolph.comHeatherForsyth.com, PaulHinman.ca, PierreMP.ca, and DriveOutTheTax.com contain the same CSS Reset.

Go Newclear’s Brendan Jones also has the same CSS Reset on his personal website.

The websites of KathrynMarshall.ca, abingdon.ca, campusPC.ca, JohnParker.ca, DavidYager.ca, DustinNau.comVoteDougCooper.ca and axethegastax.ca also have the same CSS Reset, and are all listed as authored by Newclear.

As Evan Leeson, the Principal of Catalyst Internet (which is DeSmogBlog’s IT team) and a 19 year veteran of website development writes:

Developers have their bag of reusable tricks to make coding efficient. In this case, all of these sites use precisely the same CSS reset — same elements, same formatting, down to the character. Many sites will use something similar to this one, but this is exact. It’s even used on Newclear’s own custom home page. It is highly likely the same developer did all these sites.

Connecting the Dots

The aforementioned Sun TV News websites were registered in December of 2008, prior to Sun Media’s application with the CRTC (the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission) in 2010. When Go Newclear moved the site onto its server in June 2010 SunTVNews.ca was a promotional website that invited Canadians to pledge to watch the channel when it was launched.

At the time of the website registration, Kory Teneycke was Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s director of communications. He had been the director of the Conservative Caucus Research Bureau while both Jones and Freeman worked there.

On March 30, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to New York to meet with Ruport Murdoch. The meeting did not appear on Harper’s itinerary, and was intended to be secret, according to reporting by Bruce Cheadle of the Canadian Press. The pair were joined by the President of Fox News (and legendary Republican communications expert), Roger Ailes, and Kory Teneycke.

Within four months of this meeting, Kory Teneycke took a contract with Quebecor to explore the creation of a new Canadian media outlet. Then, ten months later, Quebecor launched Sun Media. Teneycke is now the vice president of the Sun News Network.

This new information sheds some new light on this meeting, and provokes a few fundamental questions. Why does a website for our new conservative-leaning media institution, dubbed “Fox News North,” appear to have a direct link to government staffers? On whose orders were these websites created by Go Newclear? Were any of these orders from government? From oil companies?

It’s time for the media to ask some hard questions about the relationships that are powering the EthicalOil.org echo chamber.

Check out this funny Rick Mercer video mocking the “foreign influence” campaign.

This post first appeared on DeSmogBlog.

Emma Pullman is a Vancouver-based writer, researcher and campaigner focused on climate and sustainability issues. She is a contributor at DeSmog Blog where her research focuses on Canadian climate issues, including Alberta’s tar sands, and hydraulic fracturing, and their impacts on First Nations Communities. Emma’s research has been featured in outlets such as the Huffington Post. Emma is the Research Director for Leadnow.ca.

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Inside Ethical Oil

Below you will find a rather unique peek behind the complex web that weaves the veils of secrecy that lie between special interests and government. Some prefer to follow the money, while others prefer to follow the digital footprints. Here are a few of the steps taken along the way during the quest trough the tar sands via Ethical Oil…

 

Attention: Targets acquired that need to be addressed by those within the hive as well as the support groups and crew! Please be advised that some rather disturbing information has been brought to our attention about the Harper Regimes direct ties to the not so “grass roots” group Canada’s Ethical Oil located on the interwebz at http://EthicalOil.org/.

Please take a few moments to review and relay the following information posted on the article attached along with the details and data available at the JLS site. Below there will be a series of related comments from various users and sources. Special thanks to Anonymous for putting it all together and sharing it with us so that we may share it with you. Note: some names and minor details have been changed to protect the innocent… :)~

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Tony Clement should Resign – EthicalOil-Gate | The “JLS” Report

“Tony Clements already is known for his highly unethical abuse of office, previously he was the man behind the G8 slush fund and now he is the man behind UnethicalOil.”

http://www.jlsreport.com/?p=1828

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Primary target acquired: http://ethicaloil.org/

What it’s about

EthicalOil.org encourages people, businesses and governments to choose Ethical Oil from Canada, its oil sands and other liberal democracies. Unlike Conflict Oil from some of the world’s most politically oppressive and environmentally reckless regimes, Ethical Oil is the “Fair Trade” choice in oil.

Countries that produce Ethical Oil protect the rights of women, workers, indigenous peoples and other minorities including gays and lesbians. Conflict Oil regimes, by contrast, oppress their citizens and operate in secret with no accountability to voters, the press or independent judiciaries.

Some Conflict Oil regimes even support terrorism.

As the world still requires growing amounts of oil, people, businesses and governments need to make a choice: do we continue to buy Conflict Oil from politically oppressive and environmentally reckless regimes or do we purchase Ethical Oil that is discovered, produced and transported responsibly?

Ethical oil. It’s a choice we have to make.

How it started

EthicalOil.org began as a blog created by Alykhan Velshi to promote the ideas in Ezra Levant’s bestselling book Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands.

The blog, in addition to rebutting inaccurate and unfair criticisms of the oilsands, also sought to engage its readers: inviting them to write letters to their local newspapers, call talk radio stations and suggest ideas for Access to Information requests to expose the network of anti-oilsands lobbyists who meet regularly with senior Environment Canada officials.

Within a month, based on the generosity of its readers, EthicalOil.org has become an online community that empowers people to become grassroots community activists on the front-lines of the campaign for ethical oil.

Have your say

The blog is now maintained by Kathryn Marshall. She welcomes your ideas on how EthicalOil.org can better encourage people, businesses and governments to make ethical energy choices.

You can reach her by emailing at kathryn – at – ethicaloil.org and by following her on Twitter.

How we are funded

Unlike most anti-oilsands organizations, EthicalOil.org does not accept any money from foreign donors like Greenpeace International, the U.S. Tides Foundation or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are 100% Canadian.

We are a registered non-profit NGO and do not accept money from any government agency. We are non-partisan and believe that the Canadian values reflected in Ethical Oil appeal to people from all walks of life and across the political spectrum.

We do accept donations from individuals and companies, including those working to produce ethical oil. Since launching our website in July, hundreds of Canadians from all walks of life have donated through our PayPal button. The median size of our donations to date is $38. Even one dollar helps to get the word out. We believe that by using our blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube we can spread the word about Ethical Oil even without the money and professional staff that the anti-oilsands activists have at their disposal.

Please donate online or send cheques to P.O. Box 1047, 31 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 2K4.

Ethical Oil | A choice we have to make

http://ethicaloil.org/

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Here is a story that was on CBC’s Power and Politics with Evan Solomon with the description below. I know some prefer news articles but this segment may be well worth the watch since it features many facts with some relative links.

CBC Showdown: Sierra Club vs “Ethical Oil” – One of them is a Ridiculous Radical

Cozy Ties: Astroturf ‘Ethical Oil’ and Conservative Alliance to Promote Tar Sands Expansion http://www.desmogblog.com/cozy-ties-astroturf-ethical-oil-and-conservative-alliance-promote-tar-sands-expansion

Showdown of CBC : Sierra Club vs “Ethical Oil”

Sierra Club executive director John Bennett and Ethical Oil spokesperson Kathryn Marshall discuss the public hearings for the Northern Gateway pipeline and whether opponents are acting on behalf of foreign interests

Must watch!

Showdown of CBC : Sierra Club vs “Ethical Oil” -a spokesperson representing the Ethical Oil industry is absolutely ridiculous when asked If Enbridge funds “Ethical Oil” she doesn’t answer, tries to spin the topic, and says its a “conspiracy theory” when asked again and again

She kept dodging the question, which told me that it is true. Enbridge donates money to “EthicalOil”

“Ethical Oil dial-a-quote Kathryn Marshall is married to Hamish Marshall, Stephen Harper’s former strategic planning manager.” from the Ottawa Citizen

source: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/real+foreign+interests+oilsands/5982437/story.html

Here is Kathryn Marshall’s bio. She worked for the Fraser Institute, a think tank.

http://www.kathrynmarshall.ca/bio/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Institute

Critics of Fraser Institute such as David Suzuki have also named Exxon, Koch and Scaife as the Institute’s donors

This Video is non for profit, It is shared/used for the purpose of research, criticism, review and news reporting under the fair dealing exceptions 29, 29.1 and 29.2 of the Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.1985 c, C-42)

http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-42/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-42.html

Broadcaster: CBC news, full credit/source: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Politics/1244504890/ID=2186009302

Uploaded by TheSecretStore on Jan 12, 2012

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Category: News & Politics

Tags: Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver Conseravtive agenda Stephen Harper Radical public hearings foreign interests conspiracy theories cbc news Evan Solomon Sierra Club John Bennett Kathryn Marshall Ethical Oil Northern Gateway pipeline enbridge gas

License: Standard YouTube License

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Puff. Puff. Puff. How in the hell can a cartoonist keep up to all the lies, smoke, deception, mirrors and bull shit Harper dishes out?

Remember that sweet little thing on CBC last night that kept repeating like a broken record, “We’re a small grass roots organization”?

NO THEY ARE NOT!

They ARE the Conservative Party running off of Jason Kenney’s own IP address!!

Therefore, the Conservative Party are probably being funded by Enbridge Gas!!!!

NO WONDER she had to refuse an answer!

It would probably incriminate Harper himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How’s THAT for breaking political funding????!!!!!!!!

The RCMP should be called in and examine this whole slush fund probably going through Kenney’s office.

OH, that won’t work. Harper appointed the RCMP Commie himself, so how would that be independent?

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repost from Anonymous:

Coincidence? Ethical Oil address the same as Conservative MP Tony Clement’s old campaign by Jenny Uechi

Ethical Oil, the pro oil-sands non profit organization that claims to have no government backing, appears to share the same mailing address as Treasury Board President and Conservative MP Tony Clement’s old campaign office. Clement’s office has denied any connection and questioned the validity of the source.

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/01/12/coincidence-ethical-oil-address-same-conservative-mp-tony-clements-old

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Not only are they hosted on the same ip address but they also use the same DNS Server – given that there are millions of hosting companies and tons of DNS servers this is not coincidence… Further the IP address used has few domain names on it! @anon, no it’s not the same as city, it’s much more like the same house and given the fact that under 20 domains are hosted on it, it’s much more like the same room…. City would be if the IP address was in the same class, those two are under the same IP – huge difference. The domains hosted are::

http://ethicaloil.ca/

http://abingdon-research.com/

http://calgaryward14.com/

http://daltonsalestax.com/

http://driveoutthetax.com/

http://esterman.com/

http://gonewclearproductions.com/

http://heatherforsyth.com/

http://jasonkenney.com/

http://mikeesterman.com/

http://my-perfect-car.com/

http://newclearmail.com/

http://sgcanada.org/

http://share-story.com/

http://vanessaraebent.com/

and

http://strategicimperativesonline.com/

Next time the idiots wanna hide shit they should hire the right people to do the job…

174.123.161.10 – IP address information

http://www.websitelooker.com/ip/174.123.161.10

All Sites List by IP | 174.123.161.10, Country Name: United States, Region Name: Texas, City: Houston, Zip: 77002

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repost from Anonymous:

Of the four national federal parties (didn’t check Bloq) only the NDP & Green’s host in Canada on a Canadian IP. While the Tories and Liberals both use Peer1 only the Liberals appear to be in their Toronto NOC. The NDP use Montreal’s iWeb to host their site. The Green’s also use a Quebec based company, Netelligent, for their hosting.

That these”groups” all use The Planet to host these sites it is their use of the same IP that suggests co-ordination. The very same IP at minimum donotes using the same server (physical or virtual). Therefore it is reasonable to assume it is the same account.

While one hosting server can be shared by hundreds of disparate websites it is very unlikely that websites created at different times would end up on the same shared hosting server.

It is possible but an enterprising journalist who still believes that the public has a right to know and that is why we guarantee a free press might actually call The Planet to find out. Or ask the Minister and Enbridge directly. After all public funds, personnel and other assets may be being used (or abused) in this supposed collusion.

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repost from Anonymous:

Domain registry on ethicaloil.org shows that it is owned by Ezra Levant.

http://www.whois.net/whois/ethicaloil.org

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repost from Anonymous:

Stepehen Lautens’ Twitters:

http://SunTvNews.ca/ **AND** http://EthicalOil.org/ are both hosted at http://gonewclearproductions.com/ – 3 IPs apart

http://pic.twitter.com/QkCwcCVf.

Now here’s an interesting bunch of sites on the same server:

http://ethicaloil.org/,

http://jasonkenney.ca/,

http://wildrose.ca/

http://statsie.com/

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repost from Anonymous:

Viewers of Ethical Oil’s disingenuous new ad campaign aren’t being told about the intricate web of industry influence peddlers behind the effort AND their connections to the Harper government and oil interests.

The lines between politics and big business interests are so blurred, it is nearly impossible to distinguish them.

As the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project Joint Review Panel begins hearing over 4,000 comments submitted by community members, First Nations, governments, and environmental groups, the tar sands front group EthicalOil.org has launched its latest PR offensive in support of the pipeline.

http://www.desmogblog.com/cozy-ties-astroturf-ethical-oil-and-conservative-alliance-promote-tar-sands-expansion

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repost from Anonymous:

The Ethical Oil cluster of websites and http://Joe/ Oliver.ca form a distinct sub-group within the Go Newclear network, with unmistakeable signs of common development and a deployment seemingly aimed at obfuscating the link to Newclear team. So there is more than just common ideology tying http://EthicalOil.org/ to the Conservative PR machine; they also share digital service providers – and a lack of transparency.

Ethical Oil political connections, part 1: Conservatives “Go Newclear”

As a once in a generation Canadian pipeline review process gets underway, the rhetoric around the massive Northern Gateway project has heated up noticeably.

http://deepclimate.org/2012/01/13/ethical-oil-political-connections-part-1-conservatives-go-newclear/

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repost from Anonymous:

Now, as you know I’ve been stating that it’s obvious that Ethical Decision (really, why pretend they are truly different organizations) is a government shill wrapped in the pretense of being a grass-roots organization. If you were paying attention a few weeks ago you would have seen clear synchronization between Harper, key players, and the Ethical Decision team.

Canada II: Ethical Oil: Domestic Puppets

http://canadatoo.blogspot.com/2012/01/ethical-oil-domestic-puppets.html

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repost from Anonymous:

There are some other “interesting” sites there on the same server:
http://www.myipneighbors.com/jasonkenney.ca

Also, this server is in the USA:
http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/174.123.161.10

So who knows, maybe Jason Kenney’s whole campaign site has been funded by Americans too.

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Please note that the book of faces decided to place a security check between posts. That in of itself says something, eh?

Game on and have some fun, if anything do it just for the lulz… 🙂


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