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Ford Foundation pours millions into net neutrality to guarantee billion-dollar investments
Watchdog ^ | December 15, 2014 | Josh Peterson and YaŽl Ossowski

Posted on 12/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PST by george76

In addition to major telecommunications firms aiming to influence the public debate on net neutrality, there’s the Ford Foundation, the second-largest private foundation in the world.

“If you are a foundation for justice in the world, and you don’t understand that the Internet is going to be a major battleground in this century, and you’re not engaged in that fight and supporting people who are concerned about access and security, you’re going to be left out of one of the most important justice issues of the day,” Foundation President Darren Walker told the Council on Foreign Relations this summer. “And so we have to be involved in that issue, because our mission compels us to.”

So it’s no surprise that the Ford Foundation has poured millions of dollars into progressive groups calling for an ambitious net neutrality plan, one in which the Federal Communications Commission will regulate broadband providers as public utilities, restricting providers from blocking or slowing some online traffic.

But the Ford Foundation is hardly a merely benevolent social justice organization. It stands to earn millions of dollars in profits from a nearly billion-dollar investment portfolio that includes companies that would profit from net neutrality regulations.

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Ford’s relationship with Google Inc. and other Internet giants. includes much more than monetary investments.

Ford trustee Robert Kaplan, a Harvard Business School professor and former vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, serves as chairman of a little known committee called the Investment Advisory Committee at Google Inc.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; agenda21; anarchists; commoncore; communistparty; communists; ford; fordfoundation; gatesfoundation; georgesoros; goldmansachs; google; heinzkerry; kunstler; marxist; marxistpsychopath; nationallawyersguild; netneutrality; nlg; rathke; ruckus; ruckussociety; schoolsystem; soros; teresaheinzkerry; teresakerry; tides; tidescenter; tidesfoundation; tidesnetwork; uscommunistparty; williamkunstler

1 posted on 12/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Anything the big-government/big-corporate/big-union crony-fascist complex is for is bad for anyone who is not a member.


2 posted on 12/15/2014 4:18:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Any energy source that requires a subsidy is, by definition, "unsustainable.")
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To: george76
“If you are a foundation for justice in the world, and you don’t understand that the Internet is going to be a major battleground in this century, and you’re not engaged in that fight and supporting people who are concerned about access and security, you’re going to be left out of one of the most important justice issues of the day,” Foundation President Darren Walker told the Council on Foreign Relations this summer. “And so we have to be involved in that issue, because our mission compels us to.”

Do you comprehend the importance of that statement ?

Every talking point and battle station is laid out in it

Bill Gates .. the author/financier of common core (the government school system) is also a foundation for justice in the world

The geek from MIT has decided he wants to be the progenitor of the next ruler of the planet

(Christian movie spoiler ... it's Satan)

The internet, the tomato can and string of the people is being deemed a battleground.

I personally believe the battleground is truly the minds of children and the internet plays a large part of how a mind is formed and how thought processes are instigated ... so if the Gates foundation gets into the school system, and the Ford foundation aligns itself with CFR who is also desirous of world domination, it is indeed a fight and the fight will be "in the streets" so to speak because it will be with 'people' who care ... people who are concerned with access and security (huh>) and people who are concerned with just us

Net neutrality will begin with the schools providing it for students which will be in the homes and they will control content in the same manner and for the same reason(s) you can't sit in on a class today ... you can't audit a high school class .. as a parent or a school board member ... because "you don't have the proper clearance(s)"

I know that's a true statement because I am a school board member and I have an issue I wanted to follow up on by sitting in on a class and I was told I didn't have the ACT 35 (or whatever it's called)

What?

I can't check up to see if a teacher is negatively influencing children ?

nope


The internet must be fought for ...

but it won't be

we've not "dealt with" the politicians that are raping us ... why should we fight for the net ?

3 posted on 12/15/2014 4:36:39 PM PST by knarf
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How did Leftists gain control of the Ford Foundation?


4 posted on 12/15/2014 4:36:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: knarf

Haaavaahddd.


5 posted on 12/15/2014 4:37:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Remember .... they refused the bailout

wonder why ....

6 posted on 12/15/2014 4:50:27 PM PST by knarf
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To: Paladin2; jazusamo; LucyT

Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center.

The Ruckus Society is a group of environmental anarchists dedicated to the violent overthrow of America.

the Tides Foundation does not consider any Islamic group to be a threat, even if they have been implicated in terrorist activities by the government. It has funded the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), probably the leading front group for Islamic radicals in America.

Ford Foundation. This foundation consistently supports causes Henry Ford would never have supported and has become one of the largest donors to Tides, giving them millions of dollars since 1997. Not only that, but the Ford Motor company itself also gives to Tides.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-investigative-reports/who-funds-the-radical-left-in-america/


7 posted on 12/15/2014 5:15:54 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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Net neutrality’s a big deal for Communist organizations. I still don’t know why they would care about this issue. Anyone know?


8 posted on 12/15/2014 8:30:47 PM PST by GOPJ (Lieawatha/Obama - Obama for the tint on his skin. Lieawatha for what's missing between her legs...)
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Communists want to control everyone and every issue.. to try to turn us into their slaves.


9 posted on 12/19/2014 2:47:30 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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