OSU Marching Band's Apple commercial threatened to expose IBM goal to capture Ohio data
(Sep. 22, 2015)—IBM (“Big Blue”) has been on the march in Ohio since 2012.
Then overnight, on Jan. 12, 2014, the famed Ohio State band marched all over Big Blue with a wildly successful Apple TV commercial that went viral across the planet.
While both companies profit from the fruits of the social networking invention they stole from Ohio innovator, Leader Technologies, IBM envies Apple's success.
The university community was thrilled with the revenue and attention Ohio State received, but an inner circle of OSU administrators was livid.
Huh? Rationally, what was not to like about the publicity for Ohio State and a $30 million fee?
As it turns out, plenty. In an instant, the OSU band was upsetting the IBM apple cart in Ohio (no pun intended) by bringing unwanted attention to IBM's nemesis—Apple.
Some back story perspective is needed to understand why a small clique of OSU administrators were apparently irrationally upset with attention the band created. In reality, they were quite rational.
IBM: "First of its kind technology"
Since 2012, in a “first of its kind technology,” IBM admitted that Ohio State is ground zero for its march to control academia and politics in Ohio.
Ironically, IBM is exploiting Ohio State's data center. They are hooking up Ohio State and the State of Ohio to their global “Big Data Social Business” network. This network is comprised of 200 client centers, 8 specialized analytics centers and 200 academic institutions.
This activity is buried in glowing Orwellian descriptions of efficiency, savings, security, modernization, enhanced user experience and engagement.
In the iPad commercial, Jon Waters’ marching innovations associated Ohio State with Apple overnight. IBM's cronies at Ohio State had to stop this unwanted attention, and quickly. So, they smeared Waters and fired him.
The evident incivility and rudeness toward Waters and the band telegraphed that this was the work of outsiders.
Facts proving Ohio officials collude with IBM
|Oct. 01, 2012||IBM||Battelle Mem. Inst.||Energy project|
|Nov. 29, 2012||IBM||Ohio State Univ.||“Big Data” Social Business “first of its kind” initiative|
|Mar. 21, 2013||IBM||State of Ohio||Modernize SOCC computer center - $267 million|
|May 01, 2013||IBM||Ohio State Univ.||Provost Joseph A. Steinmentz praises M.O.O.C.|
|Sep. 16, 2014||IBM||Ohio State Univ.||University Innovation Alliance M.O.O.C. (Massive Open Online Course)|
|Mar. 16, 2015||IBM||Ohio State Univ.||Move data center off campus to "One University" SOCC|
|Table 1: Verification of State of Ohio, Ohio State University, IBM collusion.|
Coincidence or Collusion?
Ohio information technology officials falling in lockstep behind all-things-IBM. Coincidence, or collusion? No wonder Michael Drake does not want to disclose his financial holdings as required by law. IBM and IBM cronies will likely figure prominently in his holdings. See below.
Ex Post Facto Memo to Jon Waters and the OSU Marching Band: No room for Apple in Ohio
The only sin of Jon Waters and the OSU Marching Band was being good at what they do.
IBM and their secret Ohio cronies clearly do not want their larger rival, Apple, to have any involvement in their Ohio takeover.
In fact, Steve Jobs had refused NSA attempts to collect user data. Apple only agreed to snoop for the NSA a year after Jobs died. Jobs' successors were not so courageous.
Anecdotally, of the many ironies in this story of the destruction of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, Michael McKibben's late father, James A. McKibben, was the senior engineer who built the Ohio Supercomputer Center. IBM is hooking up the State of Ohio and Ohio State systems to their global spy network at this Center. Bad karma for the criminals.
On Jul. 01, 2014, Michael V. Drake became Ohio State’s president. His first official act was to fire Jon Waters on Jul. 24, 2014. Two months later, he announced the M.O.O.C. University Innovation Alliance.
State of Ohio Petition for Writ filed against Michael Drake to disclose his (IBM?) financial holdings
On Sep. 04, 2015, Drake was served a Petition for Writ of Mandamus by the State of Ohio to produce his required public financial disclosure. He had omitted all disclosure of his holdings in an evident attempt to hide those holdings. Nevertheless, even his obscured disclosure smoked out a connection among these IBM events.
One of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s longtime energy advisers, David Goldwyn, is associated with The Ford Foundation. While this association is not disclosed in Goldwyn's public biographies, it was discovered in the State Department’s most recent release of Hillary’s emails.
The Ford Foundation and Battelle have a long association. This means the Ohio State trustee president, Jeffrey Wadsworth, who is also CEO of Battelle, had undisclosed associations with Michael Drake before he was hired.
University Trustees are pledged to maintain impartiality when doing business on behalf of the citizens of the State of Ohio.
Ohio State leaders are all-in with IBM and its spy state cronies
Either it is just an uncanny coincidence that Drake, Wadsworth, Battelle, Ohio State and the State of Ohio are all doing business with IBM, or a nefarious agenda is afoot. See previous post: OSU Band Investigation Unearths Surprise Trustee Collusion in Patent Theft.
Investigators have mapped this network of mostly undisclosed relationships. It is a criminal offense for a public official to fail to disclose a conflict of interest that he or she knows to be improper.
Gene Smith is now obscuring his IBM connections
The Ohio State Athletic Director, Gene Smith, the man who fired former football coach, Jim Tressel, rather than take the responsibility for “tattoo-gate,” has long-time IBM connections.
Smith’s resume has historically talked about his former IBM employment.
"I worked at IBM for two years . . . I sold a lot of software packages and a lot of computers in the accounting industry and in manufacturing, distribution, medical, legal."
—Gene Smith, Sep. 01, 2013.
Mar. 23, 2005 ASU Web@Devil
Feb. 14, 2011 Ohio State Fisher School of Business
Sep. 01, 2013 Columbus CEO
However, in Gene Smith’s current Ohio State biography, his IBM history is omitted.
Sep. 21, 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes.
Update, Sep. 24, 2015—While the official OSU athletics website now omits Gene Smith's IBM relationship, the alumni association sends mixed signals.
The print edition of Ohio State Alumni Sep-Oct 2015 magazine (p. 26) omitted mention of IBM.
However, the online edition does mention IBM.
"It [IBM] was the coolest experience of all time. . . I really got into it."
—Gene Smith, Sep-Oct 2015.
A psycophantic pandering to Ohio State's true task master?
Ohio officials do IBM's spy state bidding
What are these Ohio officials hiding? What is IBM hiding? The people of Ohio deserve to know the truth about this collusion among their public officials.
The privacy and safety of our children is clearly threatened by the hidden agendas of these evident predators. Who is regulating this "Big Data" education information about our children that IBM appears to be sending all over the planet?
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