Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Green Corruption Files Snags Special Gig on AACONS' Radio Broadcast


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The Interview 

Last Tuesday, June 11th, Marita Noon and I had the pleasure of participating in an hour-long interview on green-energy crony-corruption on the African-American Conservatives (AACONS) Radio Broadcast, with the gracious host, Marie Stroughter, who has since 2009, become a conservative talk-radio star. AACONS is politcal force to be reckoned with, and back in 2010, the Los Angeles Times took notice with the headline, "Aspiring Rush Limbaughs take to Web radio."

With a line-up consisting of high-profile political guests like Senator Rand Paul, Dinesh D'Souza and Ann Coulter as well as the late and influential Andrew Breitbart, Liz Cheney and Newt Gingrich. The guests are too vast to list, but here are some that you may know: Steve Forbes, Charles GasparinoDaniel HannanDavid Horowitz, David Limbaugh, Mia Love, Michelle Malkin, Lloyd Marcus, Anita MonCrief, Sean Paige, Star Parker, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Erik Rush, Peter Schiff, Peter Schweizer, Ben Shapiro, Allen West, and many others.


So you can see why I was thrilled to be on the show, but mostly because over the years I've interacted with Marie and AACONS, and have concluded that they are solid Patriots. While Marita Noon is a seasoned radio guest, and I've only appeared on a few, our "special gig" was fun and filled with plenty of shocking details on the Green Corruption front –– plus much more. Thank you AACONS!



About US 

Christine Lakatos

I'm a single mom with two terrific daughters, an ACE Certified Fitness Trainer with over 30-year experience in the health and fitness industry, diet book author, and retired bodybuilder with many titles under my belt. And yes, as Stroughter decided to bring up, I was on American Gladiators back in 1990.

The Green Corruption Files began as a result of my research, which was prompted in 2009, and ultimately marked me as a contributor to the political book, Killing Wealth, Freeing Wealth How to Save America’s Economy and Your Own –– Authors; Lee Troxler and Floyd Brown, and released May 2010. Two months later, I coined the phrase in my three-part series entitled, "Obama’s Political Payback: Green Corruption," which was published at Blogcritics Magazine. 

Since 2011, I’ve done political research –– specifically in this area  –– for Dr. Jerome Corsi, a WND senior staff reporter and New York Times bestselling author of many books as well as Peter Schweizer, also a New York Times bestseller.

My short stint with Schweizer began after the release of his bombshell book, Throw Them All Out, which devoted an entire chapter to the green-energy scam: Chapter 5, "Spreading the Wealth...to Billionaires." Schweizer is also president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), whose work has been featured on 60-Minutes, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox News, The Daily Beast, and just about everywhere that counts.

By the end of 2011, it became clear that Green Corruption was a massive scandal on many fronts: "the largest, most expensive and deceptive case of crony capitalism in American History." However, it wasn't until April 2012 that I launched my blog in order to unleash the entire scoop –– basically following the "green money" and connecting the dots –– whereas my first post was entitled, Green Corruption: Department of Energy “Junk Loans” and Cronyism.

When the Solyndra bankruptcy story broke in September 2011 –– FBI raids, bundlers, DOE Advisors, "Fifth Amendment," and all –– most of the media ran with it, which carried on for a while. In fact green-energy cronyism and corruption was a hot topic during the 2012 election, even for the GOP, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and many others, including conservative leaning commentators like Sean Hannity, who championed exposing this scandal.

Sadly, since the election has come and gone, most have dropped the ball on this important issue that negatively impacts every American taxpayer and our energy uses. Not to mention this scandal is a means to fuel corporate welfare and demonstrates how our government is run by Wall Street, special interests, Big Money, and in this particular case,  Big Energy and venture capitalists –– all with friends in high places –– rather than what's good for our Country. Now the lack of attention could be due to the fact that other and more deadly scandals have emerged, which are now surrounding the Obama White House.

Still, we get newsflashes from Fox News in regards to green-energy troubles and their related misdeeds, but for the most part, just a handful of us have been left behind to remind Americans on how our "green" taxpayer money was corruptly used and wasted; how we were lied to about the purpose of trillion-dollar 2009-stimulus package; and to continue the fight in exposing this administration's clean-energy dirt, while attempting to force transparency and accountability.

Despite my tenacious efforts in the spring of 2012 in alerting quite a few conservative outlets to the size and scope of this green-energy scheme, although I had their attention and received admiration, I was unable to make a dent. Nevertheless, as fate would have it, in June 2012, Marita Noon, energy expert and columnist at Towhall.com, took the plunge. We immediately began our collaboration; of which enabled my work to explode. Also, due to the financial support of her organization (C.A.R.E.) and a few direct donors to my blog site, we have been able to continue our important work; however, we are still seeking donors, because there is much more to share. And it goes without saying that I appreciate the support of buddies like Bamboo Bob, my families' encouragement (even the liberal ones), and others that have helped this cause either by listening to my ranting, or visiting, reading, sharing, publishing, and financing our work.

What started as a regular American citizen expressing concern over how "green stimulus money was being used and abused," has turned into a mission: "to expose one chunk of this Green Corruption scandal at a time." In just a year's time, The Green Corruption Files went from a few hundred hits a month to 400 a day, of which just last month our count was over 10,000 page views and we are now about to hit a grand total of 65,000. 

Today will be my 40th post; meanwhile Marita has tackled nineteen columns on this scandal, which is a direct result of my research, yet with a special touch and an occasional twist –– plus a much more diverse and expansive platform. We're just over a year new, and we still have plenty left to expose, including new pieces to the puzzle such as my last post about Obama's political appointees using secret government email accounts to conduct official business. And let's not forget that there are more taxpayer-funded green energy failures (billions going down the toilet) to track, of which even former Energy Secretary Chu, recently conceded, "We’re going to have a few more bankruptcies,” Chu told the Chronicle when asked about the controversial Energy Department loan program.

Last but not least, President Obama has proclaimed "saving the planet" a priority for his second term, meanwhile he positioned many from the Left in his cabinet who are committed to pushing through their massive and radical "climate change" agenda. And as of late we find that "at closed-door fundraisers held over the past few weeks, the president has been telling Democratic party donors that he will unveil new climate proposals in July," which includes circumventing Congress and using the EPA to do his dirty work –– thus we know that additional green energy corruption is in our future.



Marita Noon is the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts have made Marita “America’s voice for energy.” Marita is also a columnist for Townhall.com and a regular contributor to The Heartland Institute, The Energy TribuneConservative Action Alerts, and EPAAbuse.com. Additionally her writing can be found in numerous newspapers and websites.


Here's how Marita explains it...
Our partnership with researcher Christine Lakatos has been one of our most popular initiatives. Together we’ve done the most thorough expose on the Obama Administration’s green-energy crony-corruption scandal. Marita has written eighteen specific columns based on Lakatos’ research as presented on her blog entitle The Green Corruption Files — which is funded as a project of CARE. Our cooperative efforts have drawn the attention of Rush Limbaugh. His 2012 December Limbaugh Letter cited our list of failed green-energy companies and linked to The Green Corruption Files.
Besides Marita's extremely valuable and far-reaching exposure, The Green Corruption Files has been featured or cited at The Daily Caller, Fox Nation, GOP USA, Hawaii Free Press, Frontpage.com, Institute for Energy Research, Real Clear Energy, California Political News and Views, Blogcritics Magazine as well as USAActionNews.com. While we've gained traction across the Internet –– even places and publications you'd least expect –– Green Corruption has also been featured at organizations like the Patriot Action Network, Tea Party.org, and American c2c. (NOTE: most of these can be found on the side panel here on my blog site.) 

Our collaboration has prompted quite a few high-profiled interviews which include The Daily Caller (March 31, 2012), The American Free Press (May 25, 2013), The Rodger Hedgecock Show (May 28, 2013, Marita live in the studio, but on Rodgers several times), and now African American Conservatives (June 11, 2013). 

Here is breakdown, with supporting links, to what we have unleashed thus far –– a treasure trove of evidence that stems from extensive research since 2009, House Oversight reports, hearings and internal emails (some leaked), IG reports, whistleblowers, as well as Peter Schweizer's book and various publications covering the topic –– proving that cronyism and corruption are the driving forces behind the Obama administration's green agenda.

2013: Thirteen posts thus far
  1. Transparency Alert: HHS, DOL, and EPA NOT the Only Agencies Where Top Obama Appointees are Using “Secret Emails” to Conduct Govt Business… What about the Energy Department? (posted Monday, June 10, 2013)  
  2. Smart Gird, Dirty Devices: With "friends" in the White House, Silver Spring Networks linked to at least $1.3 billion of smart-grid stimulus grants (posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  3. Americans Bothered By the Way our Government Spends Taxes: Billions Burned on Obama's Green Energy (posted Thursday, May 9, 2013)  
  4.  Failing Fisker Auto Finally Faces House Oversight Hearing: Chairman Jordan Exposes Another DOE Junk Loan, Declares, "Fisker should have never received taxpayer money” (posted Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  5. Newly Bankrupt Chinese Solar Producer Suntech, Stimulus Tax Credit Winner and Contractor to Energy Department’s $337 million Junk Loan: a Tiny Fraction of Obama’s “Green Outsourcing" (posted Thursday, April 11, 2013
  6. SoloPower: Another Department of Energy “Junk Loan” Teetering with Over $250 Million of Taxpayer Money (posted Monday, April 1, 2013)  
  7. Left-wing Billionaire George Soros: Obama’s "Agent of Green" (posted Friday, March 22, 2013
  8. Wall Street Walks all over the Obama White House (posted Thursday, February 28, 2013
  9. Citigroup’s Massive 'Green' Money Machine (posted Friday, February 22, 2013
  10. Obama's Jobs Council Closed: Mega-Rich Member Penny Pritzker "Rumored" for Commerce Job, “Related” to Two Large Green Corruption Stories (posted Thursday, February 7, 2013
  11. Big Wind Energy Subsidies: A Hurricane of Carnage, Cronyism and Corruption (posted Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  12. Climate Hawk Senator John Kerry and His Green Inside Deals (posted Monday, January 21, 2013
  13. Bank of Obama: John Doerr and Al Gore of Kleiner Perkins, The Mother of All Green Energy Stimulus Money Winners (posted Tuesday, January 8, 2013
2012: 23 Posts
  1. The Green Five: Spreading the Wealth to Obama’s Ultra-Rich Jobs Council Members; Part One, 10/31/12 DOE Emails Prove White House Pressure on $1.3 Billion Loan to General Electric Wind Project (posted Sunday, December 23, 2012
  2. DEVELOPING: Department of Energy Facing "Corruption" Lawsuit, Shocking DOE Emails, and the $8.4 Billion ATVM Program's "Favored Five" (posted Friday, November 23, 2012
  3. Busting Open Obama Energy Department's Den of Deception (posted Monday, November 5, 2012
  4. BREAKING: Newly Released House Oversight Emails Incriminate White House in Green-Energy Loan Lies (posted Thursday, November 1, 2012
  5. Green Alert: Tracking President Obama's Green Energy Failures (posted Saturday, October 20, 2012
  6. Where are the 5 Million Green Jobs Candidate Obama Promised? (posted Monday, October 15, 2012
  7. Special Report Part Two: Obama, the Green Loser; Cronyism Inc. (posted Monday, October 15, 2012
  8. Special Report Part One: Obama, the Green Loser; Cronyism Inc. (posted Monday, October 15, 2012
  9. Obama’s Green Cronies Made DNC Cameo: Bundlers and Big Donors Tied to Billions of Stimulus Funds (posted Friday, September 21, 2012
  10. NextEra Energy: Third Largest Power Company in the World is the Third Largest Recipient of DOE Risky Loans; CEO Sits on President Obama's Jobs Council (posted Saturday, August 18, 2012
  11. Beacon Bust Tied to Obama Bundler and VP Hunter, the Infamous Washington Fixture, James A. Johnson (posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012
  12. How Democrats Say "Crony Corruption" in Spanish: Abengoa UPDATED VERSION (posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012
  13. Recent Oversight Hearing Reveals Shady Email Practices by Former DOE Loan Advisor Jonathan Silver; Abound Solar Blames China for its Demise (posted Thursday, July 26, 2012
  14. The First Solar Three Billion Dollar Swindle (posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  15.  Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy Crony-Corruption, Part Three of The Special Seven (posted Sunday, July 15, 2012
  16. General Electric Making “Bank” off Obama's “Green” Stimulus Money; Over $3 Billion and Counting (posted Thursday, July 12, 2012
  17. Shining the Light on BrightSource Energy's $1.6 Billion Shady DOE Deal: Special Seven, Part Two (posted Friday, July 6, 2012
  18. Obama’s Green-Energy, Crony-Corruption Story; Special Seven, Part 1 Expanded Version (posted Saturday, June 30, 2012
  19. Obama-Tied Troubled First Solar $3 Billion DOE Loans Produce Majority of Jobs Oversees, CEO Sold His Own Stock; Plus More "Clean-Energy Dirt" Exposed (posted Monday, June 11, 2012
  20.  Lou Dobbs "Shocks" Bill O'Reilly on the Severity of Obama DOE Crony Capitalism (posted Friday, May 25, 2012
  21. BREAKING: NRG Energy on the DOE Cronyism Hot Seat, Also Tied to George Soros (posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  22.  BREAKING: BrightSource Energy Political Influence and Their $1.6 Billion DOE Loan (posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012
  23. Green Corruption: Department of Energy “Junk Loans” and Cronyism (first published @ Blogcritics Magazine on April 17, 2012, then posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 –– also at EPA Abuse on May 1, 2012, California Political News and Views on May 5, 2012, and many other Conservative sites) 
Green Corruption began in 2010 at Blogcritics Magazine 
  1. Green Corruption: The Plot Thickens (first published @ Blogcritics Magazine August 7, 2010; then posted at @ the The Green Corruption Files April 28, 2012) 
  2. Obama’s Political Payback: Green Corruption, Part Two (first published @ Blogcritics Magazine July 20, 2010; then posted @ The Green Corruption Files April 28, 2012) 
  3. Obama’s Political Payback: Green Corruption, Part One first published @ Blogcritics Magazine July 19, 2010; then posted @ The Green Corruption Files April 28, 2012) 

Marita Noon 19 Columns [so far] on the Green-Energy Crony-Corruption Scandal


Crony Capitalism and President Obama: How the System Really Works
(originally published: 6/10/2012)

Obama’s Green-Energy Crony-Corruption
(originally published: 6/29/2012)

More Obama Green Energy Corruption
(originally published: 7/6/2012)

Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy Crony-Corruption
(originally published: 7/14/2012)

The First Solar Swindle
(originally published: 7/21/2012)

How Democrats Say “Crony Corruption” in Spanish: Abengoa
(originally published: 8/4/2012)

Third Largest Power Company in the World is the Third Largest Recipient of Risky Loans (originally published: 8/17/2012)

Obama Never Admits Green Energy Failures
(originally published: 9/30/2012)

Romney to Obama: “You Pick the Losers”
(originally published: 10/7/2012)

Obama’s Green Energy Jobs Promise: 355 Jobs and Counting
(originally published: 10/14/2012)

Emails Catch White House Lie on Green-Energy Loans
(originally published: 11/1/2012)

Busting Open Energy’s Den of Deception
(originally published: 11/4/2012)

Exclusive: DOE Corruption—Appointed and Elected Officials Should Face Prison Time (originally published: 11/25/2012)

Inside Deals Mar John Kerry for State
(originally published: 1/21/2013)

Wall Street Walks on The White House
(originally published: 2/24/2013)

Obama Creates More Wealth for Green Crony Soros
(originally published: 3/31/13)

On Earth Day, Let’s Waste More Money
(originally published 4/22/13)

Fisker: a free ride to make flashy cars in Finland
(originally published 4/28/13)

A six-pack of scandals
(originally published 5/19/13)


Check out Marita's June 2013 Newsletter to learn more, and her list of audio recordings on the Green Corruption scandal as well as energy. And you can find us both tweeting at @energyrabbit and @calfit32, as well as Facebook.

Stay tuned, because we're just getting warmed up...

Two Women (one citizen & one energy columnist) join forces on One Mission: to expose one chunk of this Green Corruption scandal at a time.

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