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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

White House hits BP CEO for yacht trip while Obama golfs

White House hits BP CEO for yacht trip while Obama golfs
By Gregg Re - The Daily Caller
Published: Sunday, June 20th, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

President Obama takes a swing during one of the 38 games of
golf he has played, as of June, 15 2010, since his presidency began.

Even as his administration criticized BP CEO Tony Hayward
for taking time off during the Gulf Coast oil spill crisis,
President Obama spent some time golfing for several hours
Saturday afternoon at Andrews Air Force Base.

The night before that, the president attended a Washington Nationals baseball game and, according to pool reports, sang
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” before leaving early.

Hayward, meanwhile, watched his 52-foot yacht off the coast
of England and enjoyed “some rare private time with his son,”
a BP spokesperson told The New York Times.

In an interview with ABC that aired today, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wasn’t having any of it. The boating trip,
that is.

“I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have
a second career in PR consulting,” Emanuel said on “This Week.”

He went on to describe the yacht trip as “part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes” committed by BP, whose chairman recently spoke of the company’s concern for “the small people.”

Emanuel then took aim at the Republican party, saying it would be “dangerous” if the GOP gained power in Washington.

“They see the aggrieved party here as BP, not the fishermen,”
he said of Republicans.

But President Obama has been no stranger to criticism for his own handling of the oil spill, which has now persisted for over sixty days.

His schedule since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig
has included other trips to the golf course, a night of fun with a
Beatles legend, and a picnic.

The president even enjoyed private time with rock star Bono on April 30, just ten days after the blast killed several workers on the rig.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/20/white-house-hits-bp-ceo-for-ya
cht-trip-while-obama-golfs/

Monday, June 21, 2010

Breathtaking Hypocrisy

from tony whitcomb
to info@barackobama.com
cc "Barnett, Robert" cromer@econ.berkeley.edu,
hhigginbottom@barackobama.com,rreich@berkeley.edu,
thomas@bluestatedigital.com,jjackson@rainbowpush.org,
ofaminnesota@dnc.org,stuart@implex.net,steve@implex.net,
woodwardb@washpost.com,NWC Staff whistle@whistleblowers.org
date Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 5:39 PM
subject Breathtaking Hypocrisy
mailed-by gmail.com

President Obama --

On Friday, June 11, 2010 I received an e-mail from you which was entitled, "Tony, will you stand with me?"

President Obama with all due respect, I personally found your e-mail to be a breathtaking display of public hypocrisy, especially after what you, your Administration and Microsoft, have now put me, my Investors in Expotera and the American People, through over these past two years of your Presidency and my answer to you Mr. President is, "No."

I will not stand with you because in the words of Buddha:

"There is no Fire like Passion, there is no Shark like Hatred, there is no Snare like Folly, there is no Torrent like Greed!"

President Obama, I will not stand with you because in the words of President Abraham Lincoln:

"Worse than traitors in arms are the men who pretend loyalty to the flag, and feast and fatten on the misfortunes of the Nation while patriotic blood is crimsoning and their countrymen are moldering the dust!"

President Obama, I will not stand with you because in the words of the Apostle Peter:

"But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them – bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping" (2 Peter 2:1–3 NIV).

President Obama on August 19, 2008 during the Saddleback Forum, you responded to a question about America's greatest moral failure as follows:

"I think America's greatest moral failure in my lifetime has been that we still don't abide by that basic precept in Matthew that whatever you do for the lest of my brothers, you do for me."

“That basic principle applies to poverty. It applies to racism and sexism. It applied to, you know, not having – not thinking – about providing ladders of opportunity for people to get into the middle class.”

President Obama in the book of Matthew Jesus declared, "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment." (Matthew 12:36). "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:37).

President Obama I think America's greatest moral failure in my lifetime is, "We The People" keep electing politicians who have absolutely no morals, no ethics, no integrity, no humility, no principles, no consciences and no shame.

Expotera provides the ladders of opportunity for people to get into the middle class and as soon as the American People realize this, you and Bill Gates are going to go down in history as two, "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" and may God, have mercy on each of your souls because, "For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Sincerely,

Tony E. Whitcomb
Founder/CEO Expotera

http://expotera-ceo.blogspot.com/2010/06/tony-will-you-stand-
with-me_11.html

Friday, June 18, 2010

Where are the Jobs?

Where are the Jobs?
No payoff from O's spending
Last Updated: 4:44 AM, June 8, 2010
Posted: 12:27 AM, June 8, 2010
by Rich Lowry

Who needs a debt commission when White House Chief of
Staff Rahm Emanuel is on the case?

He wants to allow federal agencies to redirect half of any unnecessary, unspent money in their budgets to other
initiatives and half to deficit reduction.

Currently, agencies must return all money they don't spend,
giving them an incentive to spend it all.

Let's say Congress goes along: The move would affect all of
about $25 billion a year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In May alone, the deficit was $142 billion. In the first eight
months of the fiscal year, it was $941 billion.

This is like alleviating the deficit with spare change found in between the cushions of couches at the Office of Management
and Budget.

Not cutting it: While the president touts "investments" on visits
like this one to a solar-panel factory, his stimulus has left the
private sector flat.

"The president's goal has been to change Washington's focus from figuring out how to spend money to how to save money," Emanuel explained to the Journal, in a statement that suggests he has taken leave of the reality-based community.

Perhaps he has been too busy managing the hectic trade in White House job offers to notice the administration has added $2.4 trillion in debt in 500 days.

This boom in government spending was supposed to produce a boom in the private economy. So far, we're one boom short.

The May jobs report is a perfect distillation of Obamanomics, with its emphasis on short-term help to the economy -- the stimulus package, the cash-for-clunkers program, etc. -- that is as sustainable as a sugar high.

The headline jobs number of 431,000 looked good, but 411,000 were temporary census jobs. They will soon disappear, unless we want to employ Americans in the counting of one another in perpetuity.

The 41,000 new private-sector jobs were about 60,000 short of what it takes just to absorb the natural growth of the labor force.

The driving force in the private economy has been companies pulling back on the liquidation of their inventories, a natural effect that would've occurred even absent President Obama's various stimuli.

The reaction of the Democrats to the failure of all the stimulus
is to support yet more stimulus. The same people who hailed the
first stimulus package as historic now maintain it was too small,
and complain it has been offset by state and local budget cuts.

H.L. Mencken said Puritans fear that someone, somewhere may
be happy.

Contemporary Keynesians fear that someone, somewhere may
be balancing a budget. In thrall to the New Deal, they can't
give up on public jobs as a panacea.

Obama hagiographer Jonathan Alter writes in Newsweek that the president should marshal "an army of the unemployed" to pick up
tar balls on the Gulf Coast.

The House recently considered another $200 billion "jobs bill." No one can explain why if last year's $862 billion stimulus didn't work,
a significantly smaller stimulus will.

In reaction to deficit fears, Democratic leaders broke the bill into two pieces, of roughly $90 billion and $20 billion, and slimmed down the total cost, partly by not extending the spending quite as far into the future.

No wonder Democrats fear adding all the numbers up in an annual budget resolution. "It's difficult to pass budgets in election years," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer admitted, "because they reflect what the status is."

No budget? Problem solved.

This won't fool anyone. Robust job growth requires boldness and
risk-taking in the private sector. What we have now is boldness
and risk-taking in the public sector.

It is loading as much debt onto the balance sheet as possible,
and creating the predicate for more regulation, spending and
taxes. We have active government and hesitant entrepreneurs.

Late in the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's treasury secretary, Henry Morgenthau, told Congress, "We are spending
more than we have ever spent before, and it does not work."

Democrats have made Morgenthau's plaint their governing ethic.

In so doing, they are demonstrating their political and intellectual bankruptcy even faster than they are bankrupting the country.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/where
_are_the_jobs_tqHxPf4cNsEI9xTe8cSHuI

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Protect Environmental Whistleblowers!

from National Whistleblowers Center lmw@whistleblowers.org
reply-to National Whistleblowers Center lmw@whistleblowers.org
to Tony Whitcomb
date Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:56 AM
subject Protect Environmental Whistleblowers!
mailed-by mailmanager.net

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, the headlines paint a picture of executive greed, scientific studies ignored, and government regulations disregarded.

We are reminded of the words of presidential candidate Obama, "Workers are the eyes and ears of enforcement."

As the Deepwater Horizon oil spill quickly becomes the biggest and worst environmental disaster in history, we are left asking, where were the whistleblowers?

On the day of this terrible disaster, and on the days that led up to it, not a single employee who worked on the Deepwater Horizon rig or any other offshore oil rig was entitled to meaningful whistleblower protection!

We know that a few brave employees raised their concerns and were silenced or ignored.

We also know that the key laws that govern offshore drilling: the Outer Continental Shelf Act, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and the Endangered Species Act, contain no whistleblower protections whatsoever.

Critical studies have confirmed that encouraging employees to blow the whistle is essential preventing catastrophes before they happen.

Any successful reform effort must include protections for employees who dare to come forward and report the deplorable disregard for our environment and safety that has become the norm in the profit-obsessed offshore drilling industry.

The laws must be retroactive, to ensure that workers who have the courage to testify against BP, Halliburton and Transocean and the corrupt regulators at the Minerals Management Service are encouraged to speak out and are fully protected.

Congress must immediately enact broad, effective whistleblower protections that cover the entire offshore drilling industry and its regulators.

Take Action Now!

Tell your representatives in Congress to enact whistleblower legislation to protect the employees in the offshore drilling industry who witness the blatant disregard for environmental and safety regulations every day.

Protect Environmental Whistleblowers!

http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&
task=view&id=1103&Itemid=81

Monday, June 14, 2010

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
By ERIKA LOVLEY | 5/5/10 5:05 AM EDT
Updated: 5/5/10 5:37 PM EDT

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying — including $15.9 million last year alone — as it has tried to influence energy policy.

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

An Obama spokesman rejected the notion that the president took big oil money.

“President Obama didn’t accept a dime from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists during his presidential campaign,” spokesman Ben LaBolt said. “He raised $750 million from nearly four million Americans. And since he became president, he rolled back tax breaks and giveaways for the oil and gas industry, spearheaded a G20 agreement to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, and made the largest investment in American history in clean energy incentives.”

In Congress, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who last week cautioned that the incident should “not be used inappropriately” to halt Obama’s push for expansion of offshore drilling, has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of BP’s largesse. Her comments created some blowback, with critics complaining that she is too blasé about the impact of the disaster, even though she was among the first lawmakers to call for a federal investigation into the spill.

As the top congressional recipient in the last cycle and one of the top BP cash recipients of the past two decades, Landrieu banked almost $17,000 from the oil giant in 2008 alone and has lined her war chest with more than $28,000 in BP cash overall.

“Campaign contributions, from energy companies or from environmental groups, have absolutely no impact on Sen. Landrieu’s policy agenda or her response to this unprecedented disaster in the Gulf,” said Landrieu spokesman Aaron Saunders. “The senator is proud of the broad coalition she’s built since her first day in the Senate to address the energy and environmental challenges in Louisiana and in the nation. This disaster only makes the effort to promote and save Louisiana’s coast all that more important.”

Several BP executives have given directly to Landrieu’s campaign, including current and previous U.S. operation Presidents Lamar McKay and Robert Malone. Other donors include Margaret Hudson, BP’s America vice president, and Benjamin Cannon, federal affairs director for the U.S. branch. Donations ranged from $1,000 to $2,300 during the past campaign cycle.

Environmentalists complain that Landrieu has played down the impact of oil spills.

“I mean, just the gallons are so minuscule compared to the benefits of U.S. strength and security, the benefits of job creation and energy security,” Landrieu said at a hearing last month on offshore drilling. “So while there are risks associated with everything, I think you understand that they are quite, quite minimal.”

They own Mary Landrieu and the rest of the Louisiana delegation,” said Greenpeace Research Director Kert Davies. “They have more money, disposable income and a fleet of dispensable lobbyists to beat the band.”

Other politicians with ties to coastal states or states with BP refineries have also reaped benefits from the fourth largest company in the world.

The top congressional recipients of BP campaign cash include Republican Rep. Don Young of the oil-intensive Alaska delegation, who has received almost as much as Obama, raking in $73,300 during his congressional tenure. Also on the list is Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), whose state has a BP refinery in Toledo and who has raked in $41,400. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has received $44,899.

“Make no mistake: BP ranks among the most powerful corporate forces in U.S. politics,” said Dave Levinthal, spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics. “It donates hundreds of thousands of dollars every election cycle through its employees and political action committee and is routinely a seven- or eight-figure federal lobbying powerhouse each year.”

In 2008 alone, BP gave $37,000 to members of the House Energy Committee and $106,501 to members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which deals with security issues facing the nation’s oil supply.

BP has also evolved in its corporate giving over the past decade, shifting more money to Democrats. In 2000, the company gave almost 39 percent more to Republicans than to Democrats. But by 2008, Democrats had nearly pulled even with Republicans on BP donations.

Moreover, the company has nearly tripled the amount of money it has spent on lobbying, from about $5.7 million in 1999 to $15.9 million last year, according to lobbying disclosures.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36783.html

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tony, will you stand with me?

from Barack Obama
reply-to info@barackobama.com
to Tony Whitcomb
date Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 7:39 AM
subject Tony, will you stand with me?
mailed-by bounce.bluestatedigital.com

Tony --

The BP oil spill is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation's history. My administration has deployed every tool at our disposal for the response efforts. Thousands are working around the clock, including some of the top scientists and engineers from around the world.

We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.

But our work will not end with this crisis. That's one of the reasons why I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil, but have less than two percent of the world's oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month -- including many in dangerous and unstable regions.

In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.

The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything -- from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks -- more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.

But the only way the transition to clean energy will ultimately succeed is if the private sector is fully invested in this future -- if capital comes off the sidelines and the ingenuity of our entrepreneurs is unleashed. And we can do that by finally putting a price on carbon pollution.

Many businesses have already embraced this idea because it provides a level of certainty about the future. And by pouring resources into research and development, by building new markets, we will reinvent our economy -- creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, for new companies and new jobs all across the country.

There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to take into account the full costs of our fossil fuel addiction -- and if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf -- we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.

The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate -- a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- that would achieve the same goal. This week, I met with congressional leaders to determine a path forward. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.

So I'm asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.

Please add your name to mine:

http://my.barackobama.com/CleanEnergy

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An Inconvenient Truth

from James Hufferd
to Tony Whitcomb
date Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:12 AM
subject Re: An American's Creed
mailed-by aol.com

Mr. Whitcomb,

It looks to me like you had a wonderful idea to start a matrix company that associates desiring small businesses with online components, or with the totality online, can join to provide a shared but separate online presence to benefit mutually from offered features beyond their individual capacities.

It seems to me that such an practical association can work and be viable.

It's also interesting, but I don't find it particularly surprising, that some associates, or members, could become pirates and attempt to co-opt the organization.

Also, your example of Republicans trying to take over the operations
of the federal government from a minority position seems apropos.
Remember how Newt Gingrich tried to take over by shutting down
the government?

Attempted thievery is rampant among those without the imagination to create anything.

Look how the big Wall Street stock options firms spin other people's and firm's actual contributions into huge, completely non-essential dividends for themselves!

And, what actual value do health insurance companies add to health care delivery for consumers? Answer: none! They just take!

I hope the law adequately protects you from these parasites you have attracted -- if so, I suppose you can feel complimented that they find your creation attractive enough to want to take it over!

I wish you well, and may your endeavor be well-rewarded!!

James Hufferd, Ph.D.
Researcher and Author

Friday, June 4, 2010

Just Words, Mr. Jon DeVaan??

Technical Issues

All Technical Issues, Website and Product Development, Hosting, Co-Location and other Professional Managed Services for Expotera.com, will be handle exclusively through Implex.net, Inc. ("Implex")

Implex is a privately held company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was founded as a business-class Internet Service Provider (ISP) in 1996. In 1999, Implex acquired Digital Edison, a premier interactive design, streaming media and application development firm. Digital Edison was itself the result of the merger between two leading, regional website development firms established in 1993, Internet Five and Monster X Digital Media.

Clients of Implex include Capella University, 3M, American Express Financial Advisors, Target, The St. Paul Companies, Hubbard Broadcasting, Land O' Lakes, Target, CBS/WCCO, Honeywell, ESPN-Asia, Illbruck GmbH, Public Radio International, United Power, Tricord Systems, McGough Companies, FMC/United Defense and many others. Implex has continued to experience significant growth and has partnered with more than 2,000 clients worldwide, assisting them to achieve their technological objectives and make meaningful connections between their customers, vendors and employees in the digital economy.

In 2005, Implex continued its expansion with the purchase of Dataride Inc., a high performance web hosting firm. The purchase of Dataride, Inc. allowed Implex to expand its services even further into the international market, with a growing client base in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and much of the rest of Europe.

Bios of Implex.net Executive Team are as follows:

Chief Executive Officer: Stuart DeVaan

Stuart DeVaan has a background in electronics, computers, video and music. Currently, Stuart holds degrees in electronics and television production. Stuart held a television engineer position for 8 years with CBS TV, Midwest Sports Channel and Teleport Minnesota. His responsibilities included designing and constructing fiber optic, microwave and satellite broadcast systems for news and sporting events. From his television engineering position Stuart went on to American Express Financial Advisors (AEFA) where he was responsible for designing and constructing AEFA's ISDN based video conferencing network. Stuart formed Implex Systems in 1996 with business partner and high-school friend, Eric Spottke. From 1996 until 2000, Implex Systems provided web hosting, Internet access, Managed Network and Streaming Media services to businesses. In 2000, Stuart merged Implex Systems with a digital marketing and media company - Digital Edison. Stuart was elected to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the newly merged company, now called Implex.net. Stuart may be familiar to some as a member of the local percussion group 'Savage Aural Hotbed'.

Chief Operating Officer: Steve Pampuch

Steve Pampuch began his interest in technology when he worked as an audio engineer in recording studios. In 1993, he formed his own CD design and manufacturing company, Monster X. As the potential of the internet grew, Monster X's services expanded to include web design and streaming media. During that time, Steve began creating Multimedia CD-ROMs and Enhanced CD-ROMs for musicians and businesses. In the mid-nineties, Monster X started designing web sites for bands as well as creating its own online record store. In February, 1999 Monster X bought an ISP and web development company called Internet Five, expanded its web design services and began hosting web sites. At this time, the company changed its name to Digital Edison, and Steve enhanced his knowledge of Linux and system administration. Digital Edison merged with Implex Systems in June, 2000. As COO, Steve manages all three of Implex.net's operations and technology groups - including Implex's Streaming Media services.

Advisory Board Member: Mark Durenberger

Mark Durenberger is a Distinguished Military Graduate from St. John's University, Collegeville Minnesota, and has seen Military service in France in the Advanced Technology sectors of the US Army, Europe. Mark's been involved in Broadcasting and allied fields since 1954. His association with WCCO television in Minneapolis, Minnesota began in 1967. He built WCCO-FM (now WLTE, Minneapolis, Minnesota) and developed the WCCO Sports Network. Durenberger is the former Information Chair of the Committee for Digital Radio Broadcasting and Vice President of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Society of Satellite Professionals. He has served on government and industry advisory committees evaluating Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB), Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) and Advanced Television. He is a Member of the Engineering Committees of the Association of Maximum Service Telecasters and the Association for Broadcast Engineering Standards.

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Advisory Board Member: Jon DeVaan

As senior vice president of Engineering Strategy at Microsoft, Jon DeVaan manages the engineering standards used to create Microsoft's software products. In this role, DeVaan is responsible for the strategies and direction of the software-engineering discipline at Microsoft. DeVaan is also a member of the Business Leadership Team with Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer. A 20 year Microsoft veteran, his extensive experience and knowledge have established him as a respected leader in the technology industry. DeVaan has held a variety of executive and management positions while at Microsoft. Prior to his current role, he managed the TV Division at Microsoft responsible for the UltimateTV® service and the MicrosoftTV software platform, and co-managed Microsoft's Consumer and Commerce Group, where he helped design and initiate the turnaround strategy for MSN. Previously, DeVaan led Microsoft's Desktop Applications Division, growing the business to US$7 billion in annual revenues. Responsible for the Microsoft Office® family of applications and advanced application technologies, DeVaan led the initial design of Microsoft Office 2000, setting the direction of the product to seamlessly integrate Internet technologies and make them easier to use. In addition to serving as vice president of development and director of development for Office95 and 97, DeVaan worked in various capacities ranging from Excel software design engineer to development manager. His leadership and experience provided essential management of cross-platform technology and helped pioneer the development processes used to create Microsoft products. DeVaan has been a guest speaker at many events of the interactive and cable TV industries, the Churchill Club, the Alex Brown Internet CEO Roundtable, and the Jupiter Consumer Online Forum. Most notably, DeVaan served as a panelist with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan at the 2000 United Nations' World Television Forum to discuss the convergence of TV, digital technology and the Internet.

DeVaan holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and computer science from Oregon State University, and holds patents in the area of simplifying user interface elements in PC applications.

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MANAGEMENT

Executive Management and Governors

The executive managers and Governors of the Company, and their ages and positions, are as follows:

Name Age Position
Tony E. Whitcomb 41 Governor, Chief Manager and Secretary
Bradford W. Reddick 55 Governor and Treasurer

Tony E. Whitcomb — Governor, Chief Manager and Secretary

Mr. Whitcomb is a co-founder of the Company and serves as its Chief Manager, Secretary and as a Governor. Previously Mr. Whitcomb co-founded WebQuest2000.com, the forerunner to the Company and served as Chief Operating Manager, Secretary and Governor. In 1998 Mr. Whitcomb co-founded Powerlink Communications Inc., the forerunner to WebQuest2000.com and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 1996 Mr. Whitcomb helped to launch Adverworld, the forerunner to Powerlink Communications Inc. and served as a Member of the Executive Leadership Team, Presenter, Trainer and Regional Sales and Marketing Director. From 1993 through 1997 Mr. Whitcomb served as a Franchise Sales Manager and Regional Director with Excel Telecommunications. From 1992 through 1997 Mr. Whitcomb founded and operated Anthony's Vending Service. Since beginning his interest in technology and the Internet in 1996, Mr. Whitcomb has worked and has served in the capacity as a Senior Account Executive, Project Manager and Sales and Marketing Consultant, for several local Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Regional Website Development Firms. Internet Revolution, Vallon Inc., TalentSoft, Pacificnet.com, Infinetivity, Visi.com and currently, Mr. Whitcomb serves as an Outside Sales and Marketing Consultant for Implex.net, a privately held business-class Internet Service Provider, Interactive Design, Streaming Media, Application and Website Development Firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Mr. Whitcomb plans to remain involved with Implex.net in some capacity. Mr. Whitcomb is a 1984 Graduate of Washburn High School and upon graduation, Mr. Whitcomb attended the University of Wisconsin where he played football and majored in Business Administration but he holds no degree.

Bradford W. Reddick – Governor and Treasurer

Mr. Reddick is a co-founder of the Company and serves as its Treasurer and as a Governor. Previously Mr. Reddick co-founded WebQuest2000.com, the forerunner to the Company and served as President, Chief Manager and a Governor. In 1998 Mr. Reddick co-founded Powerlink Communications Inc., the forerunner to WebQuest2000.com and served as President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously Mr. Reddick founded AdverToy LLC. AdverToy supplies marketing incentives to businesses throughout the United States. Mr. Reddick formed all operations of the company, which included manufacturing, distribution and sales. He still consults with the company's ongoing operations. Mr. Reddick also co-founded Tele-Connect Communications and assisted in operations from 1995 to 1999. In 1993 Mr. Reddick co- founded Enviro-Design. Enviro-Design is innovator in decor design serving the construction industry. This company has invented and copyrighted unique products, which have revolutionized various area of the decor sector of the construction industry. The products are used throughout the United States, Canada, Spain and Norway. In 1973, Mr. Reddick founded Mid-America Taxidermy Studios, which is the largest taxidermy studio in the Midwest. Mr. Reddick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Minnesota.

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CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND TRANSACTIONS

Contributed Capital of Founding Members — The founding members have provided start-up and other business assets, primarily intangible, to the Company in exchange for Units. Intangible contributions included technology, business and financial plans, business and market research, website and other contract rights, and the initial Company Community Member network. The founding members have agreed that the net value of the tangible and intangible business assets contributed to the Company was approximately $500,000 summarized below.

Description Value of Contribution
Cash $25,000
Technology $185,000
Business and Financial Plans $70,000
Business and Market Research $65,000
Contract rights and Expotera network, as developed to date $155,000
Total Value $500,000

Number of Units Issued as consideration 9,500,000
Average consideration per Unit $.05

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PRINCIPAL MEMBERS

The following table sets forth, as of the date of this Memorandum, certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of Units of the Company by (i) each person or entity who is known by the Company to own more than 5% of the Company's membership interests, (ii) each of our governors, (iii) each of the named executive managers and (iv) all Governors and executive managers of the Company as a group. The table also sets forth the percentage of the outstanding Units to be owned by each such person and group after adjustment for the sale of the Units pursuant to this Offering on the same terms and conditions as offered to investors hereby. Unless otherwise indicated, all persons have sole voting and investment power with respect to such Units.

Name of Beneficial Owner Position Units Owned Before Offering Percent Owned Before Offering Percent Owned After Offering (assuming sale of Maximum) Percent of Voting Units Owned After Offering (assuming sale of Maximum)

Tony E. Whitcomb Chief Manager, Secretary and Governor 4,845,000 51% 48.45% 51%

Bradford W. Reddick Treasurer and Governor 4,655,000 49% 46.55% 49%

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INVESTOR QUALIFICATIONS

An investment in the Units involves a significant degree of risk and is suitable only for persons of adequate financial means who have not need for liquidity with respect to this investment and who can bear the economic risk of a complete loss of their investment. The Offering is made in reliance on exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws and regulations.

Investors in this Offering are not required to meet any particular suitability standards, although this does not necessarily mean that the Units are a suitable investment for a prospective investor. Prospective investors are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisors to determine whether an investment in the Units is appropriate. The Company may reject subscriptions in whole or in part, in its sole discretion for any reason or for no reason.

The Company will require each investor to represent in writing, among other things, that (i) by reason of the investor's business or financial experience, the investor is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Units and of protecting its own interests in connection with the transaction, (ii) the investor is acquiring the Units for its own account, for investment only and not with a view toward the resale and distribution thereof, (iii) the investor is aware that the Units have not been registered under the Act or any state securities laws and that transfer thereof is restricted by the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, and (iv) the investor is aware of the absence of a market for the Units.

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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

The following description of the Company's Nonvoting Units is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Company's Articles of Organization, and the Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act (the "MLLCA").

General

Being a limited liability company, or LLC, the Company presently is governed by Articles of Organization. Under the Articles of Organization, membership interests are divided into Units.

The Units are divided into Voting Units and Nonvoting Units.

Each of the Units, regardless of whether it is a Voting Unit or a Nonvoting Unit, has the same right to allocations of income and loss of the Company and to distributions made by the Company.

Except as required by law, only the Voting Units have rights to vote to elect the Board of Governors of the Company or with respect to any other matter relating to the governance of the Company.

Except as required by law, Nonvoting Units have no right to notices of meeting or to vote at meetings of members. None of the holders of Units have preemptive rights or a right to cumulative voting.

Units

As of the date of this Memorandum, there were 9,500,000 Units issued and outstanding; comprised of 9,500,000

Voting Units and zero (0) Nonvoting Units, as defined in the Company's Member Control Agreement (the "MCA").

All actions submitted to a vote of the holders of Voting Units shall require (a) the affirmative vote of members holding 75% of all Voting Units, and (b) the affirmative vote of Tony E. Whitcomb.

The following actions require the affirmative vote of members holding a majority of all Voting Units:

(a) Amending the Company's Articles of Organization;

(b) Approving the Company's entry into a plan of merger,

(c) Selling or agreeing to sell substantially all of the Company's assets;

(d) Commencing proceedings for the voluntary dissolution of the Company;

(e) Review and approve a proposed annual budget;

(f) The sale, assignment, transfer, conveyance, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the

(g) Borrowing, refinancing, or lending any money on behalf of the Company or the amendment or extension of any existing or approved financing, mortgage, promissory note, contract for deed or other debt instrument of the Company;

(h) The mortgage, pledge, grant of a security interest in or otherwise encumbering or collaterally assigning Company's assets; of any existing or approved financing, mortgage, promissory note, contract for deed or other debt instrument of the Company; all or substantially all of the Company's assets, or the amendment of any such existing or approved mortgage, pledge or security interest;

(i) The compromise of any claim in excess of $100,000 due to the Company;

(j) Authorizing the filing of a voluntary petition in bankruptcy or for the adoption of an arrangement under

(k) Making any optional prepayments of debt owing by the Company to any member or a relative of any

(1) Authorizing the Company to make any distribution to the members, except as otherwise provided the Bankruptcy Code by the Company, or confessing a judgment against the Company; member; hereunder;

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Page Numbers 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 of, "The Confidential Private Placement Memorandum for Expotera, LLC" dated, February 28, 2007.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

President Abraham Lincoln: "Just Words!"

"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people."

"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."

"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

Famous Quotes by President Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just Words, Mr. President?

In other words, I was betting on you. I was betting on you because — some of you know I now live in Chicago, but I didn’t originally grow up in Chicago.

I moved there after college because I wanted to work at a grassroots level and I got a job as an organizer with a group of churches who were trying to deal with the devastation of steel plants that had closed.

So for three years I worked setting up job training programs and trying to bring economic development to communities that had fallen on really hard times.

And it was the best education I ever had, because it taught me that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they’re given the chance.

It taught me that change doesn’t happen from the top down; it happens from the bottom up.

Text of Senator Barack Obama Speech in Columbus, Ohio on February 27, 2008

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Obama 2010: "More of the Same" versus "Change"

from tony whitcomb
to Robert Barnett
cc stacy ming
date Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 1:06 PM
subject Obama Top Contributors
mailed-by gmail.com

Dear Mr. Barnett:

My Investors in Expotera and I have a couple of quick questions for both you and for your client President Barack Obama, that we are sincerely hoping can be fully explained and answered for all of us and for the American People.

Mr. Barnett, would any of the below information in regards to the rather large campaign contributions made to President Obama and to the Democratic Party by Microsoft and by my former boss Mr. Jon Devaan (Devann) have anything to do with President Obama's refusal to respond to the numerous e-mails that we have now sent directly to him and to his Administration over the past two years in regards to Expotera?

Mr. Barnett I am not an Attorney like you or like President Obama, but it is normal/legal for a private citizen like my former boss Mr. Jon Devaan (Devann) to be able to make multiple rather large campaign contributions to President Obama and to the Democratic Party, under two different spellings of his last name and would any of this have anything to do with President Obama's refusal to respond to the numerous e-mails that we have now sent directly to him and to his Administration over the past two years in regards to Expotera?

Sincerely,

Tony Whitcomb
Founder/CEO Expotera

Jon Devaan Political Campaign Contributions 2008 Election Cycle Contribution Totals

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2010 Transaction Count/Amount0/$0
2008 Transaction Count/Amount3/$33,100
2006 Transaction Count/Amount5/$13,300
2004 Transaction Count/Amount12/$50,000
2002 Transaction Count/Amount3/$3,000
2000 Transaction Count/Amount4/$4,000

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Jon Devaan Contribution List in 2008

Name & Location Employer/Occupation Dollar Amount Date Primary/General Contributed To

DEVAAN, JON MEDINA, WA 98039 MICROSOFT/SENIOR VP OF ENGINEERING
$28,500 03/31/2008 P DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE - Democrat

DEVAAN, JON S MEDINA, WA 98039 MICROSOFT CORP./EXECUTIVE
$2,3000 3/12/2007 P AL FRANKEN FOR SENATE - Democrat Farm Labor

DEVAAN, JON S MEDINA, WA 98039 MICROSOFT CORP./EXECUTIVE
$2,3000 3/12/2007 G AL FRANKEN FOR SENATE - Democrat Farm Labor

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/jon-devaan
.asp?cycle=08

Jon Devann Political Campaign Contributions 2008 Election Cycle Contribution Totals

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2010 Transaction Count/Amount0/$0
2008 Transaction Count/Amount2/$30,800
2006 Transaction Count/Amount0/$0
2004 Transaction Count/Amount0/$0
2002 Transaction Count/Amount0/$0
2000 Transaction Count/Amount0/$0

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Jon Devann Contribution List in 2008

Name & Location Employer/Occupation Dollar Amount Date Primary/General Contributed To

Devann, Jon S Mr.MEDINA, WA 98039 Microsoft Corp/Executive
$28,5000 7/25/2008 P OBAMA VICTORY FUND - Democrat

DeVann, Jon S MEDINA, WA 98039 Microsoft Corp/Executive
$2,300 12/27/2007 P OBAMA FOR AMERICA - Democrat

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/jon-devann
.asp?cycle=08

Barack Obama (D)Top Contributors this table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle.

University of California $1,591,395
Goldman Sachs $994,795
Harvard University $854,747
Microsoft Corp $833,617
Google Inc $803,436
Citigroup Inc $701,290
JPMorgan Chase & Co $695,132
Time Warner $590,084
Sidley Austin LLP $588,598
Stanford University $586,557
National Amusements Inc $551,683
UBS AG $543,219
Wilmerhale Llp $542,618
Skadden, Arps et al $530,839
IBM Corp $528,822
Columbia University $528,302
Morgan Stanley $514,881
General Electric $499,130
US Government $494,820
Latham & Watkins $493,835

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=
N00009638