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Greg Mitchell - DC Lobbyist for Scientology

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by TinyDancer, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Quentinanon Member

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  2. White Tara Global Moderator

    Thank you for explaining. An exemplar of how influence is indeed for sale.
    /derail
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  3. DeathHamster Member

    I've been testing the code to boil each issue down to a set of keyword tags.
    Boils down to .. absolutely nothing. Correct!
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  4. AnonLover Member

    Can we haz the phrase "international religious freedom" map to "foreign policy" please? There's some harpoon ammo there I can put to good use.
  5. DeathHamster Member

    I swear he has a macro key for that that plays a cash register sound. Double score if he can use in one of his sock-puppet groups like international religious freedom roundtable or international religious freedom caucus.

    Doing the last few pdfs, then almost ready to roll!
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  6. AnonLover Member

  7. AnonLover Member

    Bump for better data on Mitchell now compiled here:

    http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawik...ology_US_Lobbying#Scientologist_Greg_Mitchell

    Church of Scientology US Lobbying - UmbraXenu 2016-08-03 05-44-57.png

    From 2003-2015 Scientologist Greg Mitchell received approx. 1.2 million dollars from CSI. When he first registered himself as a lobbyist for the cult, he declared 5 general lobbying areas of interest and the very first one on his list was RELIGION.

    As of the end of last year, he has received ZERO dollars for lobbying activities he classified as falling under the area of Religion.

    Instead, Mitchell's biggest lobbying interest areas have been Immigration with approx earnings at $119.9k, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice at $297.3k and Foreign Relations at $637.8k.

    So half of the cult's lobbyist spending on Mitchell's services for the past 12 years has been to find friends in the US government who are willing to bawwwwl to foreign countries that don't give them what they want. SMH.

    Ongoing work for tabulating public disclosure data on other lobbyists and Scientology entities will continue in this thread: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/lobbyists-and-the-laws-the-cos-is-paying-for.32301/
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  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Trump is drawing comparisons to L. Ron, but will Hillary favor Scientology as much as Bill did?

    By Tony Ortega, August 22, 2016

    Excerpt:

    There’s simply no doubt that Bill Clinton proved to be a reliable friend to Scientology when he was in power, and even provided aid to Tom Cruise after he’d left office. He also left behind a legacy of lending the State Department’s help to keep an eye on how Scientology is being treated around the world which continues to the present day.

    However, despite that State Department helping hand, under President Barack Obama federal investigations of Scientology were launched by both the FBI and by Homeland Security — although both investigations ultimately went nowhere.

    Under President Hillary Clinton, what are the chances that the IRS or FBI will launch probes into a now much weakened Church of Scientology? We just don’t know at this point whether she will be the friend to David Miscavige’s organization that her husband was.

    We tried to ask her campaign where she stands on a controversial group that has been exposed for using child labor, forcing abortions, and keeping Americans in prison-like conditions.

    Here's the complete article:
    http://tonyortega.org/2016/08/22/tr...illary-favor-scientology-as-much-as-bill-did/
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  9. GOP lobbyist latest to seek Trump-Bondi donation probe
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    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks at a Donald Trump campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
    (Loren Elliott / AP)
    TALLAHASSEE – Nearly three years after Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi accepted a political donation from Donald Trump, the controversy just won't go away.
    Trump's run as the GOP presidential nominee has increased the scrutiny on the donation and attracted more complaints as he battles with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
    Last week, longtime conservative Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the $25,000 donation to Bondi's And Justice for All political committee in September 2013. Shortly afterward, Bondi decided not to join a New York lawsuit against Trump University, a real estate seminar course with many customers who say they were bilked of thousands of dollars.
    Bondi has denied any wrongdoing, but a political aide told the Associated Press she personally solicited the donation from Trump. Her office did not respond to a request for comment.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-bondi-trump-donation-heat-20160822-story.html
    Today Tony Ortega wrote:
    2) That Trump is friendly with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who went easy on Trump University and declined to prosecute it for fraud, while Bondi has also been friendly with Scientologists, who have hosted fundraising parties for her.
    http://tonyortega.org/2016/08/22/tr...illary-favor-scientology-as-much-as-bill-did/
  10. DeathHamster Member

    Scientology created another fake award to hand out to their political friends.

    The Thomas Jefferson International Religious Freedom Champion Award

    This one is sneaky. At first it seemed legit, but it's being handed out by the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, which is a creation of Scientology lobbyist and Scientologist Greg Mitchell.

    Possibly there are some "good faith" participants in the roundtable, who don't know that they're being played, but I notice the discussion seems centered around Scientology's lobby issues.
    Code:
    http://scientologyreligion.org/blog/international-religious-freedom-roundtable-a-vital-nexus-for-faith-and-government.html
    Attending the IRF Roundtable were some 75 participants from civil society and government, including representatives of religious, secular and human rights organizations and senior staff of the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the U.S. Helsinki Commission, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the International Religious Freedom Caucus, and U.S. Congress.

    Grrr!
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  11. Quentinanon Member

    Ironic, because Thomas Jefferson would have rejected the fraudulent and infiltration practices of scientology:

    "he made the following recommendation to his nephew Peter Carr in 1787: "Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."1 In Query XVII of Notes on the State of Virginia, he clearly outlines the views which led him to play a leading role in the campaign to separate church and state and which culminated in the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom: "The rights of conscience we never submitted, we could not submit. We are answerable for them to our God. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. ... Reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error."
  12. RightOn Member

    RIDICULOUS HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH THIS SHIT.
    DOESN'T ANYONE EVER LOOK UP THESE "AWARDZ" ?
  13. DeathHamster Member

    The trouble is, all of them are a tight circle of religious types, mostly evangelicals, that Bill Clinton let into the State Department, and no government since has had the guts to yank them off the teat.

    Obama seems to have dialed them down a bit, which caused entitled squawks.

    U.S. int'l religious freedom interest downgraded to special 'advisor' from 'envoy' October 14, 2015, Kelly Ledbetter, Christian Examiner

    Religious freedom sounds nice, but why does it rate its own special privileged organization compared to other freedoms?
  14. DeathHamster Member

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