Skip to comments.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a Soros funded net neutrality astroturf group
Posted on 10/30/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
The first direct link above is to Soros' own web page. Many of you will choose not to click on it and well that's your choice. But some of you should actively look and see for yourself.
Open the PDF, scroll down to the year 2008.
Electronic Frontier Foundation got 300,000 dollars from Soros.
Now scroll down to the year 2007.
Another 100,000 dollars. So the total is 400k. And there is more. Let's take a look at who it is that sits on their various boards:
I am aware of Ethan Zuckerman being a Soros buddy because of a prior dig into some boards; namely wikipedia. For background, look to these threads:
As we continue on to the EFF's board of directors we see this:
Pamela Samuelson is with the ACLU. And on their staffing page:
Right at the top, another ACLU person, Kevin Bankston. But some of these are simply because it's honestly and openly listed.
I know I'm not the only one who goes advisory board digging to see who the who's who are, I'm sure others of you who also do this will recognize other names that I'm not recognizing. If they already have at least one open society institute connected individual there along with some ACLU people........ AND they take money from the open society institute, they are absolutely dirty. I just don't know the full extent of what I'm looking at.
For one, there are freepers around here which I shall not name out of respect who look with respect upon the EFF and because the EFF supports net neutrality, they support net neutrality.
If we are lucky, that ends here. But beyond that:
For two, The EFF is one of many hack astroturf soros funded "we will silence you online" net neutrality supporting groups out there this is held up high as a trusted mouthpiece. They are not to be trusted.
I may be only one person, but I will do my part to ruin the EFF's plans, Soros plans' and anybody else who threatens my freedom. I will not be silenced online as long as I am capable of looking into these peoples' own breadcrumb trails.
The EFF does it's fair share of propagandizing the internet with garbage such as: http://www.realnetneutrality.org/ so IMHO, they are a good target to go after.
the face of net neutrality
Admins; yes this is my own digging. But please consider leaving this in one of the sidebars. The EFF is held up high and proud by just about any progressive media outlet you can think of and they are *never* questioned in any way that I’ve ever seen or can currently find.
Furthermore, they support net neutrality which is the fairness doctrine for the internet - and why all this is important is obvious. IMHO we need to do what we can to expose every one of these scumbags before it’s too late.
I’m not defending EFF here, but I’d like to point out that EFF preceded Soros and his machinations. Let’s not make the mistake of thinking that EFF is a Soros effort. They might be allies on this, but EFF is not a Soros owned or started project.
EFF has at times stood for proper freedoms, but they have a strong lefty slant, just the same.
This is sad for me to hear...It’s been my impression that the EFF was on the side of the good guys.
-—————Im not defending EFF here, but Id like to point out that EFF preceded Soros and his machinations.——————
So did NPR. Right?
-——————Lets not make the mistake of thinking that EFF is a Soros effort.-—————————
Not started by, no.
Well, take it for what it’s worth.
Follow all the links and see for yourself.
If you object, please come back here and post your reasons why.
—————Its been my impression that the EFF was on the side of the good guys.-—————
Then I am even more thankful that I posted this.
EFF was founded in 1990, in response to the State Department’s attacks on Steve Jackson Games. Soros had nothing to do with it. At least not then.
But then, there was a time that the Sierra Club was actually interested in protecting the environment.
Groups can be subverted. This may be what has been going on at the EFF.
Soros doesn’t make distinctions between left and right when he buys souls.
—————Groups can be subverted. This may be what has been going on at the EFF.-—————
Well, you see that I posted right directly from soros.org and eff.org. It isn’t like I’m making this up here.
And 400k isn’t insignificant.
And then there’s their board members............
-—————EFF was founded in 1990-———————
NPR was founded in 1970. I think it’s safe to say that they are a wing of soros enterprises inc.
Now, EFF may not be as far gone as NPR is, but they are clearly on that path.
I’m more interested in the souls who are willing to be bought.
EFF had it’s price. I know I wouldn’t take that dirty money.
Unless of course if they didn’t know. But they have ACLU and soros people right on their boards. So it’s hard to argue anything else.
I didn’t know EFF was a Soros funded op. Thx for the head’s up.
Just make sure you’ve clicked the links and seen for yourself.
I may have been the one to put this together, but I want the information to speak for itself.
You probably know the story of the sanke. but if not;
Some universal tales have variations shared worldwide. Stories carry lessons for young and old. Stories do not always represent reality so much as they teach lessons, values and morals. The following is a very old story told by Cherokee, Seneca, Hindu, and many other people all around the world.
The Little Boy and The Rattlesnake
The little boy was walking down a path and he came across a rattlesnake. The rattlesnake was getting old. He asked, “Please little boy, can you take me to the top of the mountain? I hope to see the sunset one last time before I die.” The little boy answered “No Mr. Rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you’ll bite me and I’ll die.” The rattlesnake said, “No, I promise. I won’t bite you. Just please take me up to the mountain.” The little boy thought about it and finally picked up that rattlesnake and took it close to his chest and carried it up to the top of the mountain.
They sat there and watched the sunset together. It was so beautiful. Then after sunset the rattlesnake turned to the little boy and asked, “Can I go home now? I am tired, and I am old.” The little boy picked up the rattlesnake and again took it to his chest and held it tightly and safely. He came all the way down the mountain holding the snake carefully and took it to his home to give him some food and a place to sleep. The next day the rattlesnake turned to the boy and asked, “Please little boy, will you take me back to my home now? It is time for me to leave this world, and I would like to be at my home now.” The little boy felt he had been safe all this time and the snake had kept his word, so he would take it home as asked.
He carefully picked up the snake, took it close to his chest, and carried him back to the woods, to his home to die. Just before he laid the rattlesnake down, the rattlesnake turned and bit him in the chest. The little boy cried out and threw the snake upon the ground. “Mr. Snake, why did you do that? Now I will surely die!” The rattlesnake looked up at him and grinned, “You knew what I was when you picked me up.”
In this case money is a powerful attraction for some.
Unfortunately in our story the rattlesnake kills the whole family while in the boy’s home.
In other words, those on the right who take Soros money should be expelled for the safety of the family. If they ditch the snake they can come back in.
Soros is never, ever, up to anything good. He’s a dirt bag that gets his jollies by spreading anarchy and chaos in the world. I’m sure SOME of those he funds don’t fully understand his agenda but most do and EVERYONE needs to pay attention to this monster.
More seriously, EFF is presently defending Democratic Underground against RightHaven, and hopefully will put a nail in the copyright trolling industry. FreeRepublic chose to settle rather than ensure that fair use is still considered fair use.
EFF has also defended CAIR and other organizations which I have absolutely no like for, but each of those cases was chosen to specifically protect a right we have that others are trying to take away from us.
Like the sale of promo CDs - hey, some may think those CDs are the property of the studios - but do you want to have to pay Ford more to have the right to sell your car? Without the principle of first sale, you will no longer be able to resell anything. Any book publisher could toss in something forbidding lending at a library or selling at a used book store, any car company could forbid resale without permission, to require expensive ‘recertification’ of used cars.
At the time, EFF got two unsolicited donations, which were used for a singular project, then they moved on. On a typical year, the EFF runs in the red, drawing upon their nest egg to continue operations for a specific reason: they don't want anyone controlling the agenda.
While I agree with the need to worry about ‘net neutrality’ being a cover to silence free speech, the one group I'm going to give the most credit to for ensuring my freedom of speech is protected online is the EFF. Not about to toss the baby out with the bath water.
I’ve supported EFF in the past. I will place them on my watch list, and study their actions, before supporting again. I take seriously the notion that Soros is working to co-opt their agenda. Thanks for the red flag.
Many years ago, I was a HUGE fan of Frank Herbert’s writing. In one of the Dune books, he had this great description characterizing someone (I want to say it was Alia, after possession by Baron Harkonnen) laughing wickedly in the night, contemplating the evil they would soon do. That has long struck me as an apt means to describe Mr. Soros. I could see him amused as such, and likely, pleased to discover his notoriety among groups such as ours.
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