You wrote (I wish you haven't ;:
> Didn't someone above mention using a slick advertising campaign to sell junk. Look at the last Presidential election in the US - same thing.
Except that the campaign was outsourced abroad.
Did you say they sold junk? The kind of selling made me add the following two items, to our list:
>> f) Lobbying. Giving money for middle men to "funnel" (bribe) powerful people, in state machinery for eg.
>> e) Threatening institutions with FUD and other sling campaigns, data breach, DoS attacks, etc. (extortion)
The story is more crooked (than H.C.):
- under f) the lobbyist M.C. was no registered lobbyist. (Read the breaking news about selling access to the Ukraine.)
- under g) the story of Qatar. Their fate fluctuation according to their "investments" on a royal family.
P.S. This is a reply to https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=368215#p1495628, in case the Mod decides to split the thread.