Skip to comments.Obama Energy Dept. awards $2 million grant to solar company linked with Van Jones
Posted on 06/15/2012 1:35:06 AM PDT by markomalley
On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic. The solar energy research company has former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones listed as an advisor. It also employed Rebuild the Dream, Jones firm, to do its public relations work.
The DOEs grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants.
Jones resigned his post in the Obama administration three years ago amid controversy stemming from his past remarks.
Before working in the Obama White House, Jones signed a petition alleging officials in the George W. Bush administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.
Jones later made crude remarks about Republicans in a public speech and expressed support for Mumia-Abu Jamal, a death row inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer.
Its unclear whether the Department of Energy knew of Jones position at Solar Mosaic. Agency spokeswoman Jen Strutsman told The Daily Caller that grantmaking was decided solely on the merits of the project, assessed by career civil servants.
Each of the awards was selected because of its technology and the projects potential to reduce the cost of solar energy for American families and businesses, she added.
Van Jones did not respond to requests for comment.
...like I say....when you waste trillions, stealing a few billion is easy.
So, all I have to do is register as a democrat....rent some building....claim I have new solar technology....and maybe I might be able to get a million or two?
Sounds more like a mob then a government.
Watch this Jones charactor, he’s an ememy and with 2 million in his pocket he’s more dangerous. He’s rewarding his thugs who will reward and pay thier soldiers to continue
If you are black maybe. If you suck that adds to your chances of getting our $$$$,
...Its unclear whether the Department of Energy knew of Jones position at Solar Mosaic...
Any DOE grants to Haliburton?
Strutsman must sell bridges on the side.
See "Goal is complete revolution" below...
VAN JONES (Obama's former 'Green Jobs Czar')
"Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, speaks [lovingly] about Green Job Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. Then Van Jones speaks about [a COMMUNIST] transforming [of] the whole society."
"Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.
STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," surfaced on the Internet."--via TheObamaFile
VAN JONES SHOCK ADMISSION [in his own words]: "Goal is Complete Revolution"
Here is the transcript of the above YouTube video:
Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said OK now we want reparations for Slavery, we want redistribution of all the wealth, and we want to legalize mixed marriages. If wed come out with a maximum program the very next day, theyd been laughed at. Instead they came out with a very minimum. We just want to integrate these busses
But, inside that minimum demand was a very radical kernel that eventually meant that from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country.
And, I think that this green movement has to pursue those same steps and stages.
Right now we say we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to something eco-capitalism where at least were not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it wont be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But, thats a process and I think thats whats great about the movement that is beginning to emerge is that the CRISIS is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both pragmatic and visionary.
So the green economy will start off as a small subset and we are going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.
SOURCE for this transcript (it matches the video):
Here's the original source for the Van Jones quote about the time he spent in jail following the Rodney King/LA riots (Jones was arrested in "peaceful" protests in San Fran). It was in a 2005 interview he did with East Bay Express. They of course (what else?) claim he "renounced his rowdy Black Nationalist ways" since then (yet he's calling for "complete revolution" in Aug 2009! ...see above):
But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."
The 1992 LA/Rodney King riots were instigated by the Revolutionary Communist Party...
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"Throughout its history, one of RCP's [Revolutionary Communist Party] principal objectives has been to foment civil unrest in the United States. The most notable example of such efforts occurred on April 29, 1992, when RCP members looted and trashed the downtown and government districts of Los Angeles, triggering the infamous Rodney King riots. During the days immediately preceding the violence, RCP -- which maintained close ties to the L.A. gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods -- had circulated throughout South Central Los Angeles a leaflet featuring a statement by RCP National Spokesman Carl Dix, titled 'It's Right To Rebel' -- a quote popularized by Mao Zedong.
Encouraged by Dix, RCP activists helped lead the riots that would leave 58 people dead, more than 2,300 people injured, some 5,300 buildings burned, and $1 billion in property damaged or destroyed. On the ten-year anniversary of the rioting, RCP member Joseph Veale fondly recalled the violence as 'the most beautiful, the most heroic civil action in the history of the United States.'"
That is where the money is.
Obama, why politics?
That is where the real money is!
Openly corrupt, despicable!
Another money-laundering operation. Half that $2 million will end up back in Buckwheat’s campaign organization.
How freaking stupid do these people think we are??? This is Jones’ reward for being a good soldier after Obama threw him under the bus. As the other poster said, he’ll get to keep some, but the rest of this will end up as campaign contributions.
No: You have to hire one of Obama’s or Pelosi’s friends to be on your Board of Directors. To advise you,but not to ever show up for a day’s work.
And Obama’s EPA won’t let us drive cars that get 70 MPG....
That's all!.....Oh yeah, and take the mark of the beast.....
Its about funding, in this case solar projects, what they call "crowdfunding" and is authorized by an act of congress.
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