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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:22 AM

Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee

http://www.republicreport.org/2014/blackwater-lobbyist-will-manage-the-house-intelligence-committee/



Jeff Shockey, a lobbyist for defense contractors and Academi. He will soon lead the day to day operations of the House Intelligence Committee.

Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee
Posted at 3:32 pm by Lee Fang
December 18, 2014

After lobbyist-run SuperPACs and big money efforts dominated the last election, legislators are now appointing lobbyists to literally manage the day-to-day affairs of Congress. For the House Intelligence Committee, which oversees government intelligence operations and agencies, the changing of the guard means a lobbyist for Academi, the defense contractor formerly known as Blackwater, is now in charge.

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA), the incoming chairman of the Intelligence Committee when the House reconvenes in January, announced that Jeff Shockey will be the new Staff Director of the committee. As a paid representative of Academi, Shockey and his firm have earned $80,000 this year peddling influence on behalf of Academi.

In previous years, the House Intelligence Committee has investigated Blackwater over secret contracts with the Central Intelligence Agency. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. As Staff Director, the highest position on a committee for a staff member, Shockey will oversee the agencies that do business with his former employer.

Shockey also represents a number of other companies with business before defense agencies: General Dynamics, Koch Industries, Northrop Grumman, United Launch Alliance, Innovative Defense Technologies and Boeing.

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Reply Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee (Original post)
unhappycamper Dec 2014 OP
elehhhhna Dec 2014 #1
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #2
Ford_Prefect Dec 2014 #3
newfie11 Dec 2014 #4
Demeter Dec 2014 #5
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2014 #6
TRoN33 Dec 2014 #8
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2014 #12
TRoN33 Dec 2014 #13
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2014 #15
dreamnightwind Dec 2014 #16
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2014 #17
dreamnightwind Dec 2014 #18
TRoN33 Dec 2014 #7
og1 Dec 2014 #9
Thespian2 Dec 2014 #10
heaven05 Dec 2014 #11
Overseas Dec 2014 #14
SophieKoko Dec 2014 #19

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:29 AM

1. wtf

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:43 AM

2. How completely wonderful!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:23 AM

3. Your Tax Dollars at Work!

The Bushco money laundering system continues to deliver quality services for its preferred customers.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:45 AM

4. No intelligence there

Or anywhere in the government apparently.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:51 AM

5. The Honorable Devin Nunes of California should be impeached by the House

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:34 AM

6. The Corporate Government.....

gels more each day! How long before it overthrows the "People's Government"?
Or has it already?

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:40 AM

8. We the People government has already been thrown since Reagan era.

 

Rich people and "defense" contractors are in charge of the government.

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Response to TRoN33 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:18 AM

12. Canadian television series....

Available on Netflix called Continuum. Check it out. Based in the future(kinda) it shows the battle against the Corporate Government who has totally taken over not just in the shadows. After three seasons it was not renewed. That is still pending but it doesn't look good. Some diehard fans think because it was getting too close to being too truthful.
It was a kinda hard series to watch, you really started to cheer for the "bad guys" who wanted to overthrow the Corporate Government

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuum_(TV_series)

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:59 AM

13. Love that show. I did align myself with Liber8 but not agree with ther methods.

 

Hope they bring it back for fourth season after that intense cliffhanger.

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Response to TRoN33 (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 02:11 PM

15. Fourth season is a go....

I think a six episode wrap it up kinda season. Google continuum fourth season for more info.
Problem is as much as I hate violence. I see the need for what they did. I hate myself for that.
I'm 62+ and have lived thru many protests.

Now I think the only way to get real attention to a cause is to draw attention to the cause.
We have tried peaceful methods. We have tried non-violent methods. We have tried all the "right" ways to protest.

I feel the only way now is to create a little anarchy, in this complacent world.
I served faithfully in this country's army. I used to think we were the very best.
I now see and understand that is not the case.

We must fight against the corrupt factions that are overtaking the world today. It is not just this country, it is worldwide. It is insidious.

We have been lied to. We have been deceived. How then can there be any "conspiracy theories" ?

Are we to be smashed against the face of the earth for asking questions that any decective on any criminal case would be called negligent for not asking?

Once you have been lied to all is in question.


Get in before I get TSed

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:29 PM

16. Strikes and blockades

are non-violent but still manage to get the full attention of the powers that be. Business doesn't like to be interupted. And they better not T.S. you, I have always enjoyed your posts, in a macabre sort of way.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 02:13 PM

17. Thx DNW. For your enjoyment!

I'm studying Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" again.
This poem by Langston Hughes made a big impact on me.
We must fight. We must regain our country.


by Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There's never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free."

Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?

I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.
I am the red man driven from the land,
I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek--
And finding only the same old stupid plan
Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.

I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
Tangled in that ancient endless chain
Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!
Of work the men! Of take the pay!
Of owning everything for one's own greed!

I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
I am the worker sold to the machine.
I am the Negro, servant to you all.
I am the people, humble, hungry, mean--
Hungry yet today despite the dream.
Beaten yet today--O, Pioneers!
I am the man who never got ahead,
The poorest worker bartered through the years.

Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream
In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
That even yet its mighty daring sings
In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
That's made America the land it has become.
O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas
In search of what I meant to be my home--
For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,
And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,
And torn from Black Africa's strand I came
To build a "homeland of the free."

The free?

Who said the free? Not me?
Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
The millions shot down when we strike?
The millions who have nothing for our pay?
For all the dreams we've dreamed
And all the songs we've sung
And all the hopes we've held
And all the flags we've hung,
The millions who have nothing for our pay--
Except the dream that's almost dead today.

O, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine--the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.

Sure, call me any ugly name you choose--
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,
America!

O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath--
America will be!

Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain--
All, all the stretch of these great green states--
And make America again!

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:54 PM

18. Thanks

From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,
America!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:38 AM

7. Republicans at its finest.

 




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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:47 AM

9. Disaster Capitalism

 

A quote by Adam Smith the father of the free market "Civil govt so far as it is instituted for the security of property is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor or those who have some property against those who have none at all!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:48 AM

10. Eisenhower

told us this would happen. Reagan, second only to Cheney, as the most evil bastard the government ever had, allowed all his cronies to begin dismantling the government. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama have, collectively, pushed government for and by the people over the cliff. Hello, Military-Industrial Complex. Goodbye, Democracy.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:55 AM

11. This is what a MAJORITY

 

of people who did vote, wanted. They got it, now we are on the proverbial greased slide to hell.........way to go amerikkka...

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 11:27 AM

14. Sad K&R.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:33 PM

19. Corruption. Period.

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