The IT role in Russiagate: Part III – Internet maneuvers, an Obama-linked trust group, and DARPA

Information maneuvers in the dark.

Part I is here.  Part II is here.

Part II concluded with a discussion of Rodney Joffe’s private ISP, an arrangement he spoke of himself in a June 2015 PR release on an award from the tech organization Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG).

Part III continues with a listen to the echoes of the Conficker worm (a high-profile project for Rodney Joffe); a most remarkably-timed formation of a new trust group with extensive Obama links – and one link in particular to the 2016 DNC intrusion; and the link – because of course there is one – to the DARPA project John Durham is investigating Georgia Tech’s participation in.

Previous plot outline?

One penultimate set of facts sheds some clarifying light on what we’ve tallied up already.  It relates to Rodney Joffe’s participation in the IT working group Continue reading “The IT role in Russiagate: Part III – Internet maneuvers, an Obama-linked trust group, and DARPA”

Biofuels for defense: Cronyism and the banality of evil

Millions for “defense.”

Are you able to work up indignation about cronyism at this point?  Or did your sense of moral outrage glaze over so long ago that you barely even notice now?

The tremendous apparatus dedicated to rewarding cronies of the Obama administration, and other elements of the Washington establishment, is mind-blowing, in its way.  We talked last week about the extortion side of state regulatory power.  Today, we’ll look at the cronyism side, with a peek at an under-the-radar project to spend national security funds on Democrats’ cronies in the uneconomic biofuels industry. Continue reading “Biofuels for defense: Cronyism and the banality of evil”