Monday, October 5, 2015

Zero Point - The Story of Mark McCandlish and the Free Energy Fluxliner Space Craft

Military-aeronautical Illustrator Mark McCandlish was riding the wave of success making images of classified projects for the military-industrial complex.

Then he made a drawing of a top secret project that he wasn't supposed to know about. And big trouble ensued. For those who want a story of intrigue, secrets, and technology. Detailed information on the history, physics and technological mechanisms regarding faster-than-light travel, antigravity, and zero-point energy is also covered in detail.

James Allen was killed for making this documentary and getting too close to the truth.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AHK: app.53 - The infinite in between


Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day | Zero Hedge

Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day | Zero Hedge

While the US has certainly made some epic strategic blunders in Syria that raise serious questions about just how “intelligent” US intelligence actually is, there’s little doubt that if one were to look behind all of the media parroting, the Pentagon and Langley understand all too well what’s going on in the Middle East. 
That is, the significance of the Russia-Iran “nexus” in Syria isn’t lost on anyone in the US military and you can bet there have been quite a few high level discussions over the past 72 hours about the best way to counter Moscow and Tehran’s powerplay before it spills over into Iraq and ends up degrading Washington’s influence in Baghdad.
As we put it on Friday, “if Russia ends up bolstering Iran's position in Syria (by expanding Hezbollah's influence and capabilities) and if the Russian air force effectively takes control of Iraq thus allowing Iran to exert a greater influence over the government in Baghdad, the fragile balance of power that has existed in the region will be turned on its head and in the event this plays out, one should not expect Washington, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and London to simply go gentle into that good night.”
Sure enough, some experts now predict Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey will move to counter Russia militarily if Moscow continues to rack up gains for Assad. Here’s The Guardian with more:
Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran.

In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those countries have made it clear that they remain at least as committed to removing Assad as Moscow is to preserving him.

“There is no future for Assad in Syria,” Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir warned, a few hours before the first Russian bombing sorties began. If that was not blunt enough, he spelled out that if the president did not step down as part of a political transition, his country would embrace a military option, “which also would end with the removal of Bashar al-Assad from power”. With at least 39 civilians reported dead in the first bombing raids, the prospect of an escalation between backers of Assad and his opponents is likely to spell more misery for ordinary Syrians.

“The Russian intervention is a massive setback for those states backing the opposition, particularly within the region – Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – and is likely to elicit a strong response in terms of a counter-escalation,” said Julien Barnes-Dacey, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

As the Syrian civil war has unfolded, Saudi Arabia has been clear about its position, say analysts. “Since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, the view in Riyadh has been that Bashar al-Assad must go. There is no indication what-soever that Riyadh will change this position,” said Mohammed Alyahya, associate fellow at the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.

“What is clear to Riyadh and its regional allies is that the recent Russian and Iranian escalation will only create a more unstable region and spill more blood,” he said.

Riyadh has focused support on rebels in the south, say analysts, while allies Turkey and Qatar have reportedly backed northern rebels, including conservative Islamist militias such as Ahrar al Sham.

That group, in alliance with the al-Qaida affiliate Jabhat al Nusra, recently reached a local ceasefire deal with Assad in the north. Its success in taking on government forces is thought to have been one trigger for the Russian bombing campaign and put them among the jets’ first targets.

“Most probably, the coming efforts will focus on boosting the effectiveness of major coalitions, co-ordination and co-operation between the most influential and effective groups in Syria,” said regional analyst Ali Bakeer.
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Cuba Developed a $1 Lung Cancer Vaccine but We Can’t Have It : Waking Times

Cuba Developed a $1 Lung Cancer Vaccine but We Can’t Have It : Waking Times

Most people would be quite surprised to learn that there is a vaccine for lung cancer, one which has been proven effective in over 25 years of intense research and several years of clinical use. So why is most of the world only learning about it now? The answer is complicated by back-room dealings in the dark recesses of government, and by the unhealthy influence that pharmaceutical companies have on the availability of life-saving medications.
Cuba has faced many public health issues over the last few decades, one of the gravest being related the country’s most famous export, tobacco. A rise in cases of lung cancer prompted this small nation to develop a drug called CimaVax EGF, which is now one of the most effective medications in existence to treat lung cancer.

The Lung Cancer Treatment That Actually Works

The vaccine works by limiting a patient’s ability to produce a hormone called EGF. This hormone has been shown to play a pivotal role in cell division and the growth of malignant cells. As cancer is the result of cells dividing again and again to create tumours, the vaccine reduces this growth by halting EGF production, thereby stopping the tumor’s growth.
CimaVax EGF has been proven to work in at least two clinical trials in Cuba, and the results have shown that the vaccine improves survival rates in those who are suffering from the later, usually terminal, stages of lung cancer. It has been hypothesized that survival rates may increase furtherstill if the vaccine is administered during earlier stages of the disease’s progression. It does not work in the same way most people think vaccines work, and is not preventative, but once a patient has lung cancer the drug turns a death sentence into a manageable chronic condition.
Furthermore, reported side-effects of the vaccine are mild, but nothing like painful and debilitating conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, which can kill the patient. Incredibly,the vaccine only costs $1 to produce, and Cuba has made it available for free to patients since 2011, despite the fact that the island nation is a much poorer country than the U.S. and the affluent West.
So, what’s the big issue, then, and why is this treatment not available elsewhere?

Profit and Medicine: A Terminal Combination

Recently, U.S. and Cuban relations have thawed somewhat and diplomatic avenues have been opened up between the two countries for the first time since the 1960’s. As part of this positive development, Cuba has offered the lung cancer vaccine to the U.S., and researchers at the Roswell Park Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program have now started their own trials of the drug, yet it is finding fierce competition in the US marketplace.
The problem comes with the existence of two other potential drugs, BLP 25 and GVAX, which are both being developed as potential lung cancer treatments by the private companies, Ono Pharmaceutical and Aduro Biotech, respectively. Both medications have been in the research and trial phase since the 1990’s and have most likely accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars in development costs. The prospect of being undermined by a low-cost alternative generally doesn’t sit well with pharmaceutical manufacturers.
More importantly, pharmaceutical companies are now doing everything they can to increase drug pricesexponentially, it seems. The public was recently outraged when an ex-hedge fund manager bought the rights to the AIDS treatment drug, Daraprim, and raised the price from $13 to over $700 a dose.
And what is the number one reason given by drug companies for price increases? – Clinical trials and research, of course.
CimaVax EGF has been available for just $1 per treatment, but now, as larger pharmaceutical companies get their hands on the drug for research, it is being pushed into clinical purgatory. It may become available after it has been artificially kept from the public for years, but, it will certainly then be released at an extortionate price so that pharmaceutical companies can make as large a profit as possible.

No End to the Epidemic

There has been growing focus on the stranglehold pharmaceutical companies have on new treatments seeing the light of day. It’s analogous to what the oil companies do – buy up new technologies and then bury them until the largest profit can be had.
In the U.S. alone, over 200,000 people are diagnosed each year, with 150,000 sufferers dying annually from lung cancer, so it would seem like common sense for modern medicine to throw everything at it. We can only hope that as more people become more educated on the deceitful practices of big-pharma and continue to pressure them to change their practices.
About the Author
Leif Davenport is an activst and writer from Scotland, as well as a staff writer for Waking Times
This article (Cuba Developed a $1 Lung Cancer Vaccine That Works but We Can’t Have It) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Leif Davenport and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Harald Kautz Vella | Black Goo, Black Magick, Spider Beings, & The Elite


Brace yourself! German researcher, Harald Kautz Vella joins THC to break down his deep level research into the true nature of the Elite's campaigns against humanity. According to Harald's research, an invading version of what is knows as "black goo" landed on our planet roughly 80,000 years ago. This black goo could be considered a type of alien A.I. or a "seed device" for creating life within a biosphere. This invader does not belong here, and has been attempting to unpack it's program to the determent of our natural order. It contains remnants of it's original lifeforms, spider type beings, which have been coaxing the elite into carrying out their plans for Earth bound manifestation for as long as we know. Our energies have been used as feed, and our environment has been tweaked to make the people weak. The plan to get these higher dimensional Archonic beings to "hook" into their human husks is getting closer all the time, and is at the heart of the transhumanist agenda. It's a lot to take in. I hope you're sitting down.

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Doctors Accuse White House Of Lying To Justify "Collateral Damage" In Kabul Hospital Bombing | Zero Hedge

Doctors Accuse White House Of Lying To Justify "Collateral Damage" In Kabul Hospital Bombing | Zero Hedge

By way of excuse for what President Obama called "a tragic incident," (and The UN called a 'war crime') US officials have claimed that the Taliban were fighting from within the Kabul hospital (which was destroyed by a US air strike yesterday killing at least 19 including 3 children) using aid workers as "a human shield." However, this justification for the 'collateral damage' has been vehemently denied by Medecins Sans Frontier (MSF) who have issued a statement dismissing the US claims, "the gates of the hospital compound were closed all night so no one that is not staff, a patient or a caretaker was inside the hospital when the bombing happened..." but, the US strike has done one thing, as one local health official concluded, "this city is no longer for the living."
In a statement, President Barack Obama offered condolences to the victims of what he called "the tragic incident" where as we detailed previously, the aid group MSF has said an air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday in a hospital it runs in Kunduz, leaving 37 wounded. The 'reason' offered by US officials, as Reuters reports,
The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike "in the vicinity" of the hospital, as it targeted Taliban insurgents who were directly firing on U.S. military personnel.


In Kabul, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said Taliban fighters had attacked the hospital and were using the building "as a human shield".
But the medical aid group denied this.
"The gates of the hospital compound were closed all night so no one that is not staff, a patient or a caretaker was inside the hospital when the bombing happened," Medecins Sans Frontieres said in a statement on Sunday.  "In any case, bombing a fully functioning hospital can never be justified."

Witnesses said patients were burned alive in the crowded hospital after the airstrike. Among the dead were three children being treated.

Frantic MSF staff telephoned military officials at NATO in Kabul and Washington after the attack, but bombs continued to rain down for nearly an hour, one official of the group said. The medical charity that was a lifeline for thousands in the city said it was pulling most of its staff out of the area because the hospital was no longer functioning. Some staff had gone to help treat the wounded at other hospitals, it added.

Taliban fighters in Kunduz were still holding out against Afghan troops, despite government claims to have taken control of the area.

The Afghan defense ministry on Sunday congratulated residents over the victory and military helicopters dropped 6,000 leaflets urging people to cooperate with the army."If you see abandoned military vehicles or equipment anywhere turn them over to security forces," the leaflets read.

A coalition military official in Kabul, who asked not to be named, said, "Our understanding is that the whole area is still contested."

Corpses lie in the streets and people are too afraid to leave their homes, said one resident, Gulboddin. "You can hear the sound of gunfire all over the city," said Gulboddin, who has only one name. "Some of the bodies are decomposing.

"Hospitals running out of medicine are struggling to treat growing numbers of patients, said public health official Sayed Mukhtar. "There is no electricity and hospital laboratories are not working," he added. "This city is no longer for living."

Putin: Who created ISIS?

Obama outmatched by Putin in Syria


US President Barack Obama’s recent speech at the United Nations underscored weakness by a leader whose policies have isolated the United States and placed the Middle East on a destructive path, a US military analyst in California says. “He’s outmatched very simply by [Russian] President Vladimir Putin, who is a brilliant thinker, very strong speaker, a man of integrity and honor and character and honesty,” said Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer. “Barack Obama’s behavior at the United Nations is a very clear indication of a man on his last legs of sanity, clear thinking, confidence; he is on the borderline of having a schizophrenic mental emotional breakdown,” Bennett told Press TV on Wednesday. “He was not a strong man when he came into office, he is not a strong character at all…he has made every bad choice and bad policy that a man can make in the presidency of the United States,” he said.

Speaking Tuesday at a counter-terrorism summit in New York City that took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Obama pledged to use all possible tools to destroy Daesh, which he admitted was continuing to expand. The US president insisted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down if the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group is to be defeated. Obama’s remarks came a day after he clashed with Putin over the future role of Assad in Syria. As part of a plan to fight against Daesh terrorists, Russia has been beefing up its military presence in Syria, deploying warplanes, tanks and personnel to an airfield in the port city of Latakia. Putin has said that Russia's support for the Assad government was in accordance with the UN Charter, since "we have been providing assistance to legitimate government entities only." Ahead of a meeting with Obama last week, the Russian leader also criticized US support for militants operating in Syria. 
Washington must “stop the path of destruction and domination and reckless behavior in the world because we’re isolating ourselves from every other nation,” Bennett noted.

What Earthquake Maps Should Really Look Like

What Earthquake Maps Should Really Look Like

Uptick in Galactic Core Activity: Is There a Cause for Alarm? - The Sphinx Stargate

Uptick in Galactic Core Activity: Is There a Cause for Alarm? - The Sphinx Stargate

Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The entire free world wants terrorism defeated. Russia leads the effort to confront it head-on,
On October 3, Tass said Russian aircraft conducted over 60 sorties so far, bombing 50 ISIS targets, causing consternation in its ranks. National Defence Control Centre Col. General Andrey Kartapolov said “aircraft have been taking off from the Hmeimim air base (night and day), targeting the whole of Syria.”
“In the past three days we have managed to disrupt the terrorists’ infrastructure and to substantially degrade their combat capabilities. Intelligence reports say that militants are leaving the areas under their control.”
“A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions.”
A powerful precision electro-optical TV-guided KAB-500 air bomb was used against an ISIS location near Maarrat al-Numan, destroying its facilities, weapons, ammunition, fuel and equipment.
Photographic evidence showed major damage and destruction of ISIS targets struck. Drones maintain round-the-clock surveillance of their activities.
Chosen targets are “promptly engaged, regardless of” atmospheric conditions, Kartapolov explained.
“There is panic and desertion among (ISIS) ranks. Nearly 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are making attempts to get out to Europe.”
Lebanon-based Arab satellite television Al Mayadeen reported ISIS forces evacuating areas around their stronghold Raqqa location. Unknown numbers pulled out.

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Who Owns Your Candidate?- the Anti Media

Who Owns Your Candidate?

Jake Anderson
October 2, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) – It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling  opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections.
The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. You’ve probably heard of super PACs and how they’ve essentially taken over the role traditionally filled by individual campaign donors in Political Action Committees (PACs). But super PACs aren’t the end of it. There are puppet political non-profits, business associations, and now, single-candidate “dark money” outfits that, as of September 21, have already raised $25.1 million —  five times the amount spent by this time in the 2012 election cycle.
Small, private donors still exist, of course. Their campaign contributions are still capped at about $5,000 per individual, making them the tip of the iceberg in political campaign spending. Enter super PACs and single-candidate committees, who, because of the aforementioned SCOTUS rulings, have the ability to slither in between campaign finance laws and flood our elections with unlimited corporate money. The “dark money”501(c) groups, sometimes known as “social welfare” organizations, are particularly insidious because, unlike super PACs, they are not required to disclose their donors to the public. Since they are legally viewed as a type of business, they don’t have to disclose disbursements until the IRS requires it. This means there is essentially a network of politically advantageous winks and nods, whereby candidates receive unlimited parallel spending from an interconnected syndicate of super PACs, non-profits, and business associations.
Of the 20 biggest spenders, only one is openly committed to a liberal viewpoint, which gives conservatives an advantage. That said, while Democrats have questioned the legality of “dark money” groups, they have not discounted the possibility of utilizing this tactic in addition to super PACs, which must legally disclose the source of their funds within a few weeks (though several groups have found loopholes allowing them to wait up to 7 weeks).  
Needless to say, this is an election in which most of the candidates are seeking support from wealthy donors instead of the citizens they are supposed to be representing.
Despite the arguably undemocratic, obfuscating nature of our nation’s campaign finance laws and the blatant corporatist agenda mandated by the Supreme Court, let’s attempt to break down the major sources of political spending so far in the 2016 presidential election. You may be surprised to find out who is donating money to your candidate — and how that contribution may affect future policy positions.


The one-time prospective GOP front-runner has taken a beating in recent polls, with many politicos saying extreme factions of the conservative party aren’t happy with his more centrist attitudes toward gay marriage, immigration, and abortion rights. But the big establishment money still has his back.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors (top 5):
  • Goldman Sachs ($161,100)
  • Neuberger Berman LLC ($65,800)
  • Bank of America ($43,750
  • Citigroup Inc ($41,500)
  • Tenet Healthcare ($35,900)
Super PAC/“Dark Money”:
The Right to Rise super PAC supports Jeb Bush and has raised over $100 million. As of mid-September, the group planned to spend $24 million on television ads in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. According to theFlorida Center for Investigative Reporting, the primary donor list for Jeb Bush’s super PAC includes various spheres of influence:
“Texas oil men, New York investment bankers, Miami healthcare company owners, and three former ambassadors — two of whom served under Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush — gave 25 contributions of $1 million each. Mike Fernandez, the Cuban-American billionaire founder of Coral Gables-based MBF Healthcare Partners, gave $3 million, the largest contribution to Right to Rise.”
Other wealthy members of the PAC include:
  • Hushang Ansary, Iran’s ambassador to the United States from 1967 to 1969. He serves as a trustee of the George W. Bush Library. Ansary and his wife Shahla became U.S. citizens in the 1980s.
  • Richard Kinder, chairman and chief executive of oil and gas pipeline company Kinder Morgan. His net worth is $10 billion. Kinder’s wife Nancy also contributed $1 million to Right to Rise.
  • Alfred Hoffman, U.S. ambassador to Portugal from 2005 to 2007. He founded Florida-based real estate company WCI Communities.
  • Nextera Energy, the publicly traded parent company of Florida Power & Light, which provides electrical service to nearly half of the state. Last year, Nextera reported more than $15 billion in revenue.
  • Julian Robertson Jr., New York hedge fund manager whose net worth is $3.4 billion. He made his fortune investing in golf resorts and vineyards in New Zealand.”
Jeb Bush, total raised so far: over $114 million


In her career as a politician, Hillary Clinton’s top donors have been Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs, DLA Piper, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Morgan Stanley. Many say such alliances irrevocably endear her to said institutions, rendering her incapable of reigning in financial corruption on Wall Street.
Her 2016 donors are slightly different, but really very much the same.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors (top 5):
  • Morgan & Morgan ($274,767)
  • Sullivan & Cromwell ($148,100)
  • Akin, Gump et al ($125,598)
  • Yale University ($95,434)
  • Latham & Watkins ($94,580)
Note: Morgan Stanley, Time Warner, JPMorgan Chase & Co and others are high on the list as well.
It is also important to point out that the lobbying and law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, which employees many of Hillary’s lobbying “bundlers,” took donations from two of the biggest private prison contractors, Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group, with fees totaling almost $300,000.
Super PAC/”Dark Money”:
Priorities USA Action is the super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. So far, the group has raised$25 million in only three months. Predictably, hardline progressives stringently object to Clinton using the wealthy billionaires of Priorities to raise money, but supporters say there is really no choice if she is to compete with the Republicans in a general election.
The most notable Priorities super PAC donors are George Soros and Steven Spielberg, but the list includes 31 individual donors who contributed over $200k each.
It’s fair to point out that Hillary Clinton recently made headlines by embracing a tactic to publically reveal big corporate donors. Whether this is political posturing or not, I will leave to the reader. According to the Los Angeles Times:
“Companies like Google Inc. — and even Shell Oil — touting environmental awareness have been exposed supporting shadowy organizations skeptical of climate change.”
Hillary Clinton, total raised so far: over $45 million


Chris Christie, the two-term governor of New Jersey, is currently polling at 1%, but that has not stopped him from garnering the support of super PAC America Leads, which has raised $11 million with the support of 137 contributors, several of them billionaires. The PAC recently released its donor list. Politico describes what is perhaps the most noteworthy entry:
“Winecup-Gamble Inc., a Nevada ranch owned by former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, gave the group $1 million. Fireman, who lives outside Boston, plans a massive, $4.6 billion casino in Jersey City if state voters approve a constitutional amendment to allow gambling outside of Atlantic City.”
Other America Leads donors include:
  • Las Vegas casino mogul Stephen Wynn
  • Hedge fund manager Steve Cohen and his wife Alexandra, who contributed a combined $2 million
  • Quicken Loans chairman Daniel Gilbert gave $750,000.
  • Home Depot founder Ken Langone gave $250,000
  • Anheuser-Busch heir August Busch ponied up $100,000.
  • Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman donated $100,000.
  • Wrestling mogul Linda McMahon gave $250,000.
  • George Harms Construction gave $25,000 (and it’s worth noting this company acquired more than $100 million in New Jersey state agency contracts in 2014)
  • Ferreira Construction gave $100,000 (also worth pointing out the $34 million this company received from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, also in 2014)
  • Public Service Enterprise Group gave $250,000.
Chris Christie, total raised so far: over $11 million


Bernie Sanders entered the race as a democratic socialist dark horse but has quickly earned the feverish admiration of a wide spectrum of both progressive leftists and centrists, many of whom applaud his stated goal of taking on big banks and crony capitalism to fight for the middle class. Others see him as the unfortunate sequel to Obama, someone with grandiose reformist ideas who lacks the mettle and fearlessness truly necessary to stand up to the military-industrial complex and machinations of the Deep State.
One point concerning Bernie Sanders can’t be denied: his campaign financing is leagues above the others in terms of ethical sourcing. Sanders has refused super PAC money and continues to reiterate he will not use a super PAC or any shady billionaire money for the 2016 election. His full list of of regular PAC and individual donors, most of which is labor union money, is listed below, courtesy of
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$105,000
Teamsters Union$93,700
National Education Assn$89,242
United Auto Workers$79,750
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$72,500
Communications Workers of America$68,000
Laborers Union$64,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$62,000
National Assn of Letter Carriers$61,000
American Assn for Justice$60,500
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$58,198
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$53,100
United Transportation Union$48,500
Sheet Metal Workers Union$47,000
Operating Engineers Union$46,100
Service Employees International Union$44,014
United Steelworkers$41,750
American Postal Workers Union$37,700
American Federation of Teachers$36,112
report from October 1st shows that Bernie Sanders has nearly matched Hillary Clinton’s 3rd quarter campaign donations without using a super PAC.
Bernie Sanders, total funds raised so far: $26 million


In a normal election cycle, John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, might be polling higher than 5%. He is more of a centrist candidate that appeals to the base and has actual experience governing. Rumors persist that he may be tapped for VP on the eventual GOP nominee’s ticket, but so far Kasich maintains he isn’t interested in that.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors:
His donor list has been called a “who’s who of prominent Ohio political donors.” This list includes:
Abigail Wexner, philanthropist and wife to Les Wexner, founder of The Limited; John P. McConnell, the chief executive officer of Worthington Industries and majority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets; and John and Ann Wolfe, former owner of The Dispatch.”
Another interesting Kasich PAC donor is a Montana company called MMWP12 LLC. This company contributed $500,000 and is connected to Mark Kvamme, who spearheaded JobsOhio, the private, non-profit group whose goal was to create jobs in the Kasich-run state of Ohio.
Super PAC/”Dark Money”:
John Kasich’s super PAC is called New Day For America. The group has drawn contributions from 166 donors, totaling $11 million so far, over half of which is from Ohio.
According to Politico, the major names on this list include:
  • “Wendt Family Trust, Schottenstein Management Company and Tom Rastin, an Ohio-based Republican donor who donated to then-Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s re-election campaign in the 2014 cycle.
  • Floyd Kvamme (Mark Kvamme’s father), the retired venture capitalist, who donated $100,000
  • Philip Geier Jr. of the Geier Group, who donated $500,000 and is a member of New Day for America’s board
  • Jim Dicke, a big player in the Ohio Republican Party and the chairman emeritus of the Crown Equipment Corp. Dicke donated $250,000.”
Kasich also has a separate PAC called New Day For America Independent.
John Kasich, total funds raised: over $11,730,730


Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s unexpected ascension as a viable GOP candidate was buoyed by three primary factors: her neoconservative war hawk ideology; her vociferous stance against Planned Parenthood, which appeals to the GOP’s dominant right wing base; and her secretary-to-CEO personal life story.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors (top 5):
  • LISI Inc – $12,400
  • Renaissance Technologies – $10,800
  • Western Care Construction – $10,800
  • Echo Pacific Construction – $10,400
  • Wilson, Sonsini et al – $8,100
Super PAC/”Dark Money”:
Perhaps as a result of her history as an executive of HP, Carly Fiorina’s super PAC, Carly For America, is full of deep-pocketed Silicon Valley donors. This includes:
  • Venture capitalist Tom Perkins – $25,000
  • Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini – $5,000
  • Former CEO of Univision, Jerry Perenchio, who donated a whopping $1.6 million
  • Former head of World Wrestling Entertainment and Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon – $10,000
  • Palo Alto-based physicist Charles Munger – $100,000
  • Robert Day, who founded the Los Angeles asset management firm TCW – $100,000
The most mysterious donation, one that is actually being investigated by the FEC, concerns a $500,000 contribution from one of Ted Cruz’s super PACs, Keep the Promise 1. It is currently unknown why this donation was made.
Carly Fiorina, total funds raised so far: over $1.6 million


Marco Rubio, the junior United States senator from Florida, is another potential dark horse in this race because he appeals to the right wing of the Republican base while still striking Reaganesque tones during the debates. In fact, many pundits have noted the eerie similarities between Rubio and 2000 GOP candidate George W. Bush. Others have pointed out that Rubio’s Cuban American ethnicity could help Republicans win much-needed Latino votes.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors (top 5):
  • Goldman Sachs – $65,830
  • Steward Health Care – $49,400
  • Titan Farms – $23,200
  • Florida Crystals – $21,700
  • Oracle Corp – $21,600
Super PAC/”Dark Money”:
According to the latest filings, the Marco Rubio super PAC, Conservative Solutions PAC, has drawn in $16 million, doubling the funds earned from his private donors. Over 75% of this money came from just four donors:
  • Norman Braman, a longtime friend of Rubio who happens to be a billionaire auto dealer and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. Braman has been called Rubio’s “secret weapon” because he despises Jeb Bush and says he will spend anywhere from $10 to $25 million on Rubio’s campaign
  • Lawrence J. Ellison, the chairman of Oracle Corp who has donated $3 million
  • Philanthropist Laura Perlmutter (wife to Isaac Perlmutter, the billionaire CEO of Marvel Entertainment) donated $2 million
  • Besilu Stables, a horse racing company in Miami, donated $2.5 million
The Rubio campaign is also the beneficiary of a considerable amount of “dark money.” The source is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit called Conservative Solutions Project, which has raised an additional $15.8 million. The nonprofit, which, of course, is not required to disclose its donors, launched a massive ad campaign attacking President Obama’s Iran deal.
Marco Rubio, total funds raised so far: over $31.9 million


Donald Trump has stated repeatedly that he will self-finance his campaign and will not accept any special interest donations. His net worth is heavily contested, but Forbes estimates it is approximately $4.5 billion. Trump claims he will spend up to $100 million of his own money on the 2016 presidential election.
While the legacy of Trump as a self-made financial titan has catapulted him to an iconic status, Alternet.orgposted an article debunking much of this fictitious fanfare. The article traces the roots of a $40-$200 million inheritance Trump received from his father, money that was bilked from governmental financing programs during the Great Depression; Trump parlayed that money into a series of businesses that went bankrupt, skirting SEC regulations and taking advantage of every tax loophole available in order to build his empire.
Donald Trump, total funds raised so far: $100 million (amount he pledged to his own campaign)


Ted Cruz is the junior U.S. Senator from Texas who made a name for himself by reading Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor as part of a symbolic filibuster of Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act. He was also one of the 47 signatories of a letter sent to Iran stating that President Obama lacked the authority to negotiate with Ayatollah Khomenei.
More recently, he has led a weak coalition of congressmen aiming to shut down the federal government for the second time in as many years. His objective — and one of his major campaign platforms, in addition to repealing Obamacare and the Iran Deal — is to defund Planned Parenthood.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors (top 5):
Woodforest National Bank$75,200
Morgan Lewis LLP$68,850
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher$52,950
Pachulski, Stang et al$41,000
Jennmar Corp$40,850
Super PAC/”Dark Money”:
Ted Cruz’s campaign actually has four super PACs, all funded by Robert Mercer, a Long Island hedge fund magnate and climate change denier. Combined, they raised $31 million in the first four weeks of his campaign. Contributors to these super PACs include:
Ted Cruz, total funds raised so far: over $31 million


Ben Carson, the retired John Hopkins neurosurgeon, was dead in the water a few weeks ago, but his numbers saw an unlikely bounce after the second debate. While Carson put his foot in his mouth when he suggested the U.S. marines were unprepared for combat, he startled many by suggesting that had George W. Bush sworn off petroleum in the wake of 9/11, taking bold diplomatic action over military strikes, the nation may have averted the incredibly costly war on terror. With his poll numbers rising, many pundits now wonder whether he could be tapped as VP.
Corporate and other Special Interest donors (top 5):
Coca-Cola Co$21,850
West Coast Venture Capital$21,600
Trailiner Corp$10,800
Ankom Technology$10,400
Jea Senior Living$10,000
Super PAC/”Dark Money”:
Like Ted Cruz, Ben Carson has more than one super PACOne Vote, a super PAC led by Republican strategist Andy Yates, and Run Ben Run. Even before Carson decided to run, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee raised $13.5 million. Reports have surfaced that there is tumult and discord between the two primary super PACs, but as long as the money keeps pouring in, Carson doesn’t seem to be phased. Recently, he doubled down on anti-Muslim rhetoric, which seems to have bumped his fundraising figures even higher, bringing him to $20 million this quarter.
Very little information has been released about the bigger disbursements stemming from Carson’s super PACs. But interestingly, despite the big money pouring in, Carson has flourished with small donors. In fact, eighty-four percent [of Carson’s donors] wrote checks for less than $500.”
Ben Carson, total funds raised so far: over $20 million


The former governor of Arkansas’ private donors are relatively small and unremarkable. His super PAC, Pursuing America’s Greatness, has received only two primary donations. In fact, almost all the money contributed to the super PAC came from one man: Ronald Cameron of Little Rock, Arkansas, the poultry magnate who donated $3 million. Notably, Cameron, who runs agribusiness giant Mountaire Corporation, which earned $1.22 billion in 2009, has been listed as a major contributor to the Koch Brothers political network.
Other contributions include $500,000 from Sharon Herschend of Herschend Family Entertainment and $50,000 each from real estate investor Jon K. Gibson and Cary Maguire, president of Maguire Oil.
Mike Huckabee, total funds raised so far: over $3 million


According to one insider, libertarian-leaning, low-polling Rand Paul could soon be dropping out of the race. Paul’s super PAC America’s Liberty PAC has received most of its money from only two donors:
  • George Macricostas, CEO of RagingWire, a data center operator – $1.1 million
  • Libertarian donor Jeffrey Yass, leader of trading firm Susquehanna International Group – $1 million
Rand Paul, total funds raised so far: $3.1 million
As you can see, the 2016 presidential election is, for the most part, an all-out corporate donor war. It’s important to remember that many of these totals are likely not current, as campaigns strategically withhold donation amounts. We also don’t know the full extent of “dark money” stemming from nonprofits and business associations. What we do know is that this will be the most expensive election in history. The Koch brothers alone have a budget of $889 million. When added to the spending expected from the Democrats and Republicans, we’re looking at a possible price tag of $5 billion.
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