Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, September 12, 2011

Meet Your Elites: Ken Duberstein

Here's a guy you have probably never of heard of, Ken Duberstein. He started out working for Senator Jacob Javits who was a New York Republican and a member of the CFR. He went on to work in Reagan's administration. These Elites are everywhere people and all those who idolaterize Reagan had better do their homework about what really happened during that timeline. How do I know that Mr. Duberstein is an Elite? You don't get to be member of the this many boards without doing their bidding. Notice he is on the board of big-time defense contractor Boeing, big oil conglomerate Conoco-Phillips, and bankster-connected Travelers Group Insurance. Now some of you might have a Pavlov-dog reaction to my use of the adjective "big" to describe an oil company. But when you consider that these corporations are not operating with free market principles, but as a cartel, they earn the "big" label.

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And that leads us to the big Agra cartel, Monsanto. Mr. Duberstein is the head of the The Duberstein Group which is a powerful lobbyist firm representing Monsanto. The Duberstein Group successfully lobbied to get rid of The Delaney Clause in 1996. This clause was a  restriction on introducing known carcinogens into processed foods sold to consumers. To be fair, some naturally occuring carcinogens are in foods like basil, etc, but considering that Monsanto makes literally tons of pesticides, and this clause restricted how much farmers could use, it's not hard to see how they would benefit. Here's a list of who retains The Duberstein Group via Open Secrets for this year so far:

Accenture$200,000 - Business Services
America's Health Insurance Plans$200,000 - Insurance
Amgen Inc$200,000 - Pharm/Health Prod
Bank of New York Mellon$200,000 - Commercial Banks
BP$200,000BP AmericaOil & Gas
Broadridge Financial Solutions$200,000 - Computers/Internet
Business Roundtable$198,000 - Business Assns
Chesapeake Energy$200,000 - Oil & Gas
Comcast Corp$180,000 - TV/Movies/Music
CSX Corp$200,000 - Railroads
Federation of Korean Industries$200,000 - Business Assns
General Motors$150,000 - Automotive
Goldman Sachs$200,000 - Securities/Invest
Grocery Manufacturers Assn$200,000 - Food Process/Sales
Hanesbrands Inc$200,000 - Misc Mfg/Distrib
Hasbro Inc$200,000 - Misc Mfg/Distrib
Health Net Inc$100,000 - Health Services
Honeywell International$180,000 - Misc Mfg/Distrib
National Math and Science Initiative$125,000 - Education
PepsiCo Inc$200,000 - Food & Beverage
Personal Care Products Council$200,000 - Misc Mfg/Distrib
Pfizer Inc$200,000 - Pharm/Health Prod
Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America$33,333 - Pharm/Health Prod
Promontory Interfinancial Network$200,000 - Commercial Banks
Sanofi-Aventis$0 - Pharm/Health Prod
Supervalu Inc$200,000SuperValu IncFood Process/Sales
Time Warner$125,000 - TV/Movies/Music
UAL Corp$150,000United AirlinesAir Transport

Mr. Duberstein was also a political adviser to John McCain. You can see on the larger picture of the map, that there hasn't been a RINO he didn't support. These Elites comprise the population of a small-town, but are in every association, the board of every big corporation, an official in just about every large institution of higher learning, and have held some sort of position in the government at some point in time. I hope that putting these names, faces, and their positions together will help people recognize how our system works and who is working it.

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