All posts by Leo Goldstein

Imaginary Social Media Component of Imaginary Russian Meddling

2020-02-10 update: Based on media reports from 2014-2015, the IRA might have been used by the military and/or intelligence of the Russian Federation to develop and tests methods of causing physical events in the US through social media. These tests were successful, but not connected to the 2016 elections.

If so, Brennan, Comey, McCabe and their accomplices have intentionally misinterpreted intelligence information, leaving the US vulnerable to adversaries’ activity via social media. Adversaries can also use existing allies within the US, as shown in the excellent analysis by Yaacov Apelbaum:

Within hours of the news that the Iranian Quds force commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed there were over 200 US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations. … Evaluating the demonstration timeline, it is remarkable just how quickly the activists responded to the call to hit the streets. In the 24 hours between the news of Soleimani’s death on January 3rd and the early morning of January 4th, when the boots were on the ground, the organizers pulled all-nighters, printing and mounting thousands of signs and banners. They also solved complex logistic problems of transportation, food, and communications—all hallmarks of an efficient bureaucracy and well-funded organization.”

These demonstrations bring to mind indoctrination, training, and organization, conducted with the blessing of the top echelon of the Democratic party (including Keith Ellison, Al Gore, Elizabeth Warren), and financed by Silicon Valley (including Google and Facebook) with the idea that progressives must be prepared to fight back in the first hours and days of a national security crisis.

The article from October 2018: Continue reading Imaginary Social Media Component of Imaginary Russian Meddling

Craigslist Sex Trafficking Business

2020-02-14: the attached report is updated with a suspected live case of attempted child trafficking for sex through craigslist

2020-02-07 update: craigslist failed to label Gigs->Talent and “Therapeutic services” categories (where sex-for-sale and cash-for-sex ads were published) with the standard metadata indicating adult content for web filtering software.

Craigslist, Inc. has been in the business of facilitating child sex abuse, sex trafficking, and illegal prostitution since 2008 or even earlier. In 90% of the US, these crimes were craigslist’s only business from November 2008 to July 2013.

These crimes were craigslist’s main or close second business in the areas where it had other businesses. Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster have been majority owners, directors, and managers of craigslist since its incorporation in 2004. eBay held 28.4% of craigslist equity from 2004 to 2015. Craigslist facilitated child sex abuse, sex trafficking, and illegal prostitution by: Continue reading Craigslist Sex Trafficking Business

Twitter Bans Communication

Twitter made the phrase Kill All Jews Trending in New York on November 2, 2018 – four days before the Congressional elections. The trending topics are created by Twitter itself, not its users. My experience as a software engineer suggests that someone inside Twitter made this a trending topic manually, or tinkered with the software code to make this topic trending in New York, possibly to blame Trump for it. Twitter’s trending topics are not “information provided by another information content provider” for which it might be protected from liability under Section 230 Continue reading Twitter Bans Communication

Notes 2020

A CONSPIRACY TO DEFAME SERGEI MILLIAN
How Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele, Primary Sub-source, & Brian Ross knowingly conspired to defraud the Federal Government and criminally defame Sergei Millian, by Monsieur America on December 24, 2019

Can there be a lie more cold, repugnant, and traitorous than that of the intelligence community burning its own CI asset Carter Page to claim him an agent of a hostile foreign power? Continue reading Notes 2020

Oxford Internet Institute of Junk Science etc.

The UK-based Oxford Internet Institute (OII) claiming to be “dedicated to the social science of the Internet” is actually an ordinary propaganda mill, despite its Oxford brand. Since 2016, it brought its pseudo-scientific research to bear on multiple topics of public debate related to the internet and social media in the US and other countries. 

Oxford Internet Institute produced junk science rejecting actual scientific evidence that Big Tech services harm adolescents’ mental health. This junk science was used in an advertorial published by Facebook in the Telegraph, UK. The Computational Propaganda Project of this “Institute” (ComProp) played a key role in creating the social media component of the Russia Hoax in November 2016.

This post contains supporting material for the article The Russia Hoax Was Aided by NGOs Peddling Junk Science in the American Thinker, December 31, 2019. Continue reading Oxford Internet Institute of Junk Science etc.

Social Media vs Freedom of Speech

Hate speech and misinformation on social media are real issues. However, these issues are caused by the structure and mechanics of the social media platforms, which express the business models and philosophy of companies operating them (Google YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter).

Freedom of speech allows anyone to say anything, but no one is required to listen. Before social media, people usually spoke to specific audiences that had agreed to listen to them. A reporter or radio host spoke to the people who bought the newspaper or tuned in to the radio station. A preacher spoke to people who went to his church or house of worship. Members of a social club chose to speak and listen to each other. People spoke freely in the company of their family, friends, or other important relationships. As an exception, a village idiot could yell on top of his lungs in public, but nobody cared. Continue reading Social Media vs Freedom of Speech

Oxford Internet Institute Lies about Teens Health

In early 2019, the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) produced and published studies, in previously reputable journals, rejecting the association between Big Tech services and a significant decline in adolescents’ mental health: Orben & Przybylski (2019), Orben & Przybylski (2019), Orben, Dienlin, & Przybylski (2019). OII is funded by Big Tech, leftist foundations, and multiple foreign governments.

As stated by Jonathan Haidt and Jean Twenge, these studies share the same defect with an earlier paper by OII. They incorrectly assume a linear association between Big Tech services’ use and the health outcome, when the association is non-linear. Negative health outcomes are associated with heavy or typical Big Tech services use.

Continue reading Oxford Internet Institute Lies about Teens Health

The Comey / Corney Sharade

On Dec 9, the DOJ website published the report from OIG Horowitz, in the form of a PDF file.  On Dec 11, the report has been updated. Former FBI Director James Comey is mentioned more than 164 times in this document. In all but one case, where one sees the name Comey appears, the actual text spells “Corney”. The actual text is what one searches when using the “Find” function in the PDF document, or receives when doing Copy-Paste.  A search for “Corney” returns 163 results while a search for “Comey” returns 0 results. This consistent and intentional misspelling of Comey’s name exists in many files posted on government websites, since at least 2018. There is one misspelling ‘Camey’. Continue reading The Comey / Corney Sharade

Powers of the American Presidency, Lawfare 2016

“The executive Power shall be vested in a

President of the United States of America.”

Article II of the Constitution

Over the last three years, the Democrats – MSM – Lawfare complex have tried to convince us that Lt. Col. Vindman or other Executive branch officers are entitled to adjudicate decisions of President Trump. Of course, they are not. Before the 2016 elections, there were no doubts about it. The quotes below come from Benjamin Wittes, writing in the Lawfare Blog, May-July 2016.  Lawfare is the brain behind the resistance strategy, per sundance. Continue reading Powers of the American Presidency, Lawfare 2016

Not so Deep Roots of “Deep State”

McCarthy, Andrew C. How the Obama Administration has Politicized Justice: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State. (2010)

This very short book shows that Obama administration subverted and politicized the DOJ and the intelligence community from its first days. Obama filled the top ranks of the DOJ with what usually restrained Andrew McCarthy calls al Qaeda Defense Bar, and investigated the CIA, FBI, and DOJ officials who fought the war on terror. The book was released in 2010 based on less than a year of the Obama administration. No doubt, it became worse toward the end. This is what Donald Trump has been facing. (The quotes are from the Kindle edition. Emphasis is added.)

[Eric] Holder reopened an investigation of six-year-old allegations against CIA interrogators – an investigation that had been closed because professional career prosecutors (i.e., not Bush political appointees) had determined that no crimes had been committed. … The CIA officers must endure additional expense and anxiety, while the intelligence community recedes into the ethos of risk aversion that allowed 9/11 to happen. Continue reading Not so Deep Roots of “Deep State”

Mueller Team Learnt from Gen. Flynn that DNC Leaks were Unrelated to Russia

Flynn was adamant the Russians did not carry out the hack. To support this theory Flynn advised, based on his experience, the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) was not capable of figuring it out.” – from the 302’s of the Mueller/DOJ interview with cooperating Richard Gates, p.17, declassified on Nov 1, 2019.

Throughout the interview, the emails leaked from the Clinton’s illegal basement server were conflated with the emails leaked from the DNC and/or Podesta.

The Enterprise behind the Steele Dossier

2019-10-30 update: Alexander Vindman, the clueless NSC staffer who gave HPSCI a statement, obviously written by someone else, reported to Dr. Fiona Hill, Steele collaborator! Dr. Fiona Hill:

Comey in Russian Collusion?

On April 1, 2017, the Bureau of Prisons (DOJ) transferred convicted and incarcerated Russian spy Evgeniy Buryakov to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS), which released him to Russia within a few days. He was released 4 months earlier than scheduled.

That happened when James Comey was the FBI Director, supposedly investigating Russian activities. An early release of a convicted Russian spy while investigating Russian activities doesn’t make sense. But it makes perfect sense, if Comey used investigation of alleged Russian activities as a pretext in the coup attempts.

Buryakov was apprehended and convicted with the assistance of a former naval officer Carter Page. After Buryakov was released, the DOJ doubled down on its persecution of Carter Page. On March 30, it became known that Buryakov was scheduled for an early release on April 1, and a journalist sent FOIA to the Bureau of Prisons . Continue reading Comey in Russian Collusion?

WaPo Eulogizes Daesh Leader

Compare this with how WaPo described Prof. Jordan Peterson: “Jordan Peterson barked the question at us through a perma-squint, like a character in a Western. Peterson does this sort of thing a lot. The ‘brusque dad’ shtick is very much a part of his appeal.
WaPo didn’t explain how a man living with at least two wives can be called ‘austere’. WaPo changed title after the publication at least twice, currently settling on the extremist leader.

Cambridge Analytica’s Chris Wylie secretly worked with Steele and Fusion GPS

Chris Steele, Fusion GPS, Rep. Adam Schiff and other HPSCI Democrats secretly worked with Chris Wylie to create a fake story, purporting a connection between President Trump and Russia, using Cambridge Analytica. They injected this story into the US intelligence community in the spring and summer of this year.

A book Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America by Christopher Wylie was released on October 8, 2019. When The Guardian, The New York Times, and few other Fake News outlets manufactured the Cambridge Analytica pseudo-scandal in March 2018, Mr. Wylie was presented as the whistleblower. Congressional Democrats rode that pseudo scandal hard and forced Facebook to crack down on conservative dissenters.

However, in his book, Chris Wylie revealed much more of the story.  He had secretly worked with Chris Steele and Fusion GPS on a fake dossier, purporting to create the impression that Cambridge Analytica was the missing link between Trump and Russia. In June 2018, Rep. Adam Schiff and other Democrats on the House Select Permanent Committee on Intelligence held briefing(s) with Chris Wylie in SCIF. They also promised to inject this Wylie – Steele dossier into the US intelligence community, and likely fulfilled this promise.  Continue reading Cambridge Analytica’s Chris Wylie secretly worked with Steele and Fusion GPS

GOOG, FB, TWTR, & MSFT are Foreign Agents & Collusive Monopoly

GFTM Act Collusively under control the European Commission
In 2016-2018, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft (“GFTM” / Internet Gatekeepers) signed at least two agreements with the European Commission, committing to censor speech in the US, in a manner prescribed by European Commission, EU governments, and other EU political powers. Continue reading GOOG, FB, TWTR, & MSFT are Foreign Agents & Collusive Monopoly