Bonum Certa Men Certa

Who President Biden is Indebted to (e.g. Google Monopoly and the Financial Sector)

Google paid Biden only about a tenth what his campaign paid Google

Summary: The "big money" presidency stays; the faces will be different, there will be more racial empathy, but when it comes to "big business" not much is expected to change (it's bought and paid for, as usual)

BEFORE we proceed we should clarify that it seems rather clear Mr. Biden has won. Donald Trump won't take that away from him. Even the GOP-leaning WSJ presents it as follows:

Maps for Biden

In the US, more so than in many other places, it's no secret that elections can get bought and political candidates are often obliged to give something in return to their buyers.

So, in a nutshell, who is the next president? Let's examine based on OpenSecrets:

Biden OpenSecrets

Where the money came from:

Biden sources


Sectors for Biden

Top contributors (notice Google in there):

Biden contributors

Where the money went (paid-for media):

Biden media

Notice how much money Biden's campaign gave to Facebook:

Biden ads in Facebook

And to Google:

Biden ads in Google

We'll refrain from remarking any further for now. It should be noted that Bill Gates is already publicly trying to control Biden (telling him what to do, in order to enrich himself). Biden was not going to start taxing Gates (a serial tax evader) and he was even warned in advance (so forget about Warren or Sanders as VP). Trump helped him become vastly richer and Microsoft received bailout money. Who cares about people without homes and barely any food; give taxpayers' money away to bail out Microsoft, in addition to a massive Pentagon contract (reportedly given as a favour by Trump, just to spite Bezos/Amazon).

Recent Techrights' Posts

Linus Torvalds Cannot Easily 'Offend' Companies Anymore, But Weeks Ago He Explained Why (Linux Support and Hardware Documentation Has Significantly Improved)
new clip
Links 08/12/2023: Tidal and Simplilearn Layoffs
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, December 07, 2023
IRC logs for Thursday, December 07, 2023
[Video] The Media Facilitates Microsoft's Abuse, Bribes, and Growing Threats to National Security
The failure of the media to properly and independently explain what's happening will continue to doom the media
[Video] The Next Ten Years of Techrights in a World With Changing Threats and Technological Landscapes (or Trends That Are Buzzwords/Cargo Cults)
The video of today talks about the site's (and capsule's plan) for the future
Wikipedia is Vandalism, Brought to You by Microsoft and Bill Gates
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Lennart Poettering and Fellow Microsofters Turn GNU/Linux Into Windows, Expect Poor Reliability With systemd-bsod
turning Linux into Microsoft Windows
The Effort to Silence (Squash) GNU/Linux Advocates and Press Coverage
If nobody even mentions it anymore, does it still exist?
Links 07/12/2023: Climate Events Occupied by Their Enemy, Workers Going on Strike
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, December 06, 2023
IRC logs for Wednesday, December 06, 2023
A Googlebombing Campaign Targeting "Gemini" Takes on E-mail, Too
Google can do Googlebombing too (the term is even named after it)
[Video] Microsoft Without a So-called 'Common Carrier' (Windows Monoculture)
Windows Has Fallen
[Video] To Combat Efforts to Cancel or Kill the Career (and Reputation) of the People Who Made GNU/Linux We Must Rally the Community
nobody speaks better for projects and for licences than their own founders
Rumour: Major Finance Layoffs at Microsoft Next Week
If the rumour is true, we'll be hearing barely anything from the mainstream media next week
Links 07/12/2023: More EPO Patents Squashed, More Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine "Glitches" Found
Links for the day
Still Not 'Canceled'
Ted Ts'o, Jan Kara, Linus Torvalds last month
Google is Googlebombing the Term "Gemini"
Could Google not pick a name that's already "taken"?
Links 06/12/2023: Bitcoin Rebound, China Downgraded by American Firm, Yahoo! Layoffs Again
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Shooting the Messenger Using Bribes and Secrecy Bonds
We seem to live in a world where accountability for the rich and well-connected barely exists anymore
The Myth of an Aging (or Dying) GNU/Linux Leadership
Self-fulfilling prophecies as a tactic?
Links 06/12/2023: Many More December Layoffs
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, December 05, 2023
IRC logs for Tuesday, December 05, 2023
PipeWire 1.0: Linux audio comes of age
Once upon a time, serious audio users like musicians and audio engineers had real trouble with Linux
This is How 'Linux' Foundation Presents Linux to the World
Right now it even picks Windows over Linux in some cases