#2377: Marine Briefs We the People – Magna Carta Patent For Pig-Farm Clock – Serco 8(a) Starnet Tor – MoD White’s Club Spot-Fixed Princess Di
1. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and former member of The Harvard Board of Overseers, allegedly issued Magna Carta letters patent so that operators of a B.C. pig farm could take online bets on snuff-film times registered against the NPL atomic clock.
2. By 1997, the U.K. Minister of Defence, Nicholas Soames, outsourced the NPL clock for Serco’s use on its 8(a) onion router (Tor) network and Johnston’s Magna Carta patents were supporting a Starnet online snuff-film betting service in more than 60 countries.
3. Nicholas Soames and his MoD and White’s Club betting pools, allegedly paid Starnet a vig after Serco 8(a) companies spot fixed Princes Diana’s death at 12.20am on Sunday August 31, 1997, after a combination of a laser flash and Boston brakes had sent her Mercedes into the 13th column of the road tunnel under the Pont d’Alma bridge in Paris.
Field McConnell recently flew to England so that, on 15 June 2015, the 800th hundred anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, he can brief “We, the People” on the modern-day barons’ cyberwar on their sovereign rights.
“Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.[a] First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons. Neither side stood behind their commitments, and the charter was annulled by Pope Innocent III, leading to the First Barons’ War.”
“Diana, that SAS murder claim and why it may not be as mad as you think: 16 years on, the conspiracy theories won’t go away. Sue Reid, who’s studied all the evidence, has found tantalising new clues
By SUE REID FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
PUBLISHED: 22:13 GMT, 30 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 31 August 2013
The final, haunting photo of Princess Diana, taken on the night she died, shows her sitting with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed in the back of a Mercedes car as it roars away from the rear entrance of the Paris Ritz Hotel, heading for the couple’s secret love-nest near the Champs-Elysees.
Diana is twisting her head to peer out of the Mercedes’ rear window, anxiously looking to see if her car is being chased by the paparazzi who had besieged her and Dodi since their arrival in the French capital from a Mediterranean holiday eight hours earlier.
At the wheel is chauffeur Henri Paul. Dodi’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones is in the front passenger seat.
The haunting last picture taken of Diana shows her peering out the rear window to look for paparazzi. Trevor Ress and chauffeur Henri Paul are also pictured
What happened over the next two minutes is central to a new probe by Scotland Yard into an astonishing claim from an SAS sniper, known as Soldier N, that members of his elite regiment assassinated Diana seconds after the Mercedes sped at 63mph into the notoriously dangerous Pont d’Alma road tunnel.
Many will dismiss Soldier N’s claims as yet another conspiracy theory. After all, millions of words have been written about Diana’s death at 12.20am on Sunday, August 31, 1997.
Two inquiries, by Scotland Yard and the French police, have found the deaths were a tragic accident.
An official inquest, which ended five years ago, came to the same conclusion.
The world was led to believe the blame lay with the grossly negligent driving of an intoxicated Mr Paul and the pursuing paparazzi.
But — however unlikely they may seem at first glance — I am convinced there is something in Soldier N’s claims.
Ever since Diana’s death at the age of 36, I have investigated forensically the events that led up to the crash and what happened afterwards.
I have spoken to eye-witnesses, French and British intelligence officers, SAS soldiers and to friends of Diana and Dodi. And I have interviewed the Brittany-based parents of the 41-year-old chauffeur Henri Paul. They told me, with tears in their eyes, that their son was not a heavy drinker: his chosen potion was a bottle of beer or the occasional Ricard, a liquorice-flavoured aperitif.
The fact is that too many of these accounts suggest that Diana’s death was no accident.
Crucially, my investigations show that the paparazzi who supposedly hounded Diana to her death were not even in the Pont d’Alma tunnel at the time of the car crash.
They also reveal how a high-powered black motorbike — which did not belong to any of the paparazzi — shot past Diana’s Mercedes in the tunnel.
Eyewitnesses say its rider and pillion passenger deliberately caused the car to crash.
In addition, my inquiries unearthed the existence of a shadowy SAS unit that answers to MI6, as well as the names of two MI6 officers who were linked by a number of sources to Diana’s death.
Could the Establishment really have turned Henri Paul and the paparazzi into scapegoats? Could there have been a skilful cover-up by people in powerful places to hide exactly what did happen?
There is little doubt that Diana, recently divorced from Prince Charles, was a thorn in the side of the Royal Family. Her romance with Dodi, though only six weeks old, was serious.
The Princess had given her lover her ‘most precious possession’ — a pair of her deceased father’s cufflinks — and phoned friends, saying she had a ‘big surprise’ for them when she returned from Paris.
Dodi had slipped out of the Ritz Hotel, as Diana was having her hair done, to collect a jewel-encrusted ring adorned with the words ‘Tell Me Yes’ from a swanky Paris jeweller. It came from a collection of engagement rings.
Rumours were circulating, too, that the Princess was pregnant. Photographs of her in a leopard-print swimsuit, on holiday in the South of France 14 days earlier, show an unmistakable bump around her waistline.
And, as the Mail revealed after Diana’s death, she had visited — in the strictest secrecy — a leading London hospital for a pregnancy scan just before that photo was snapped.
To add to the disquiet, the mother of a future King of England and head of the Church of England was threatening to move abroad with her Muslim boyfriend and take the royal Princes, William and Harry, with her.
Dodi had bought an estate, once owned by film star Julie Andrews, by the beach in Malibu, California, and shown Diana a video of it. He told her the sumptuous house was where they would spend their married life.
Ostracised by the Royal Family and stripped of her HRH title, Diana was said to be excited by the prospect.
Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, the multi-millionaire former owner of Harrods, insists Diana was pregnant by his son and preparing to tell the young Princes about her forthcoming marriage when she returned to Britain on September 1 — the day after the crash — before they went back to boarding school.
However far-fetched it sounds, all the Establishment concerns about Diana were genuine. But could this really have led to her assassination? And if so, how could it have been carried out?
These questions are partially answered by the compelling testimony of 14 independent eyewitnesses near the crash scene that night. They say Diana’s car was surrounded at the entrance to the Alma tunnel by a phalanx of cars and motorcycles, which sped after the Mercedes.
Conspiracy theories have long surrounded Diana’s death in Paris in 1997 despite the official finding that it was an accident caused by paparazzi photographers
The assumption has always been that the cars and bikes were carrying the paparazzi. By the Monday morning after the crash, outside the Alma tunnel, a huge message had appeared. ‘Killer paparazzi’ had been sprayed in gold paint on the walls.
No one, to this day, knows who put it there — or why they were not stopped by the French authorities from doing so.
Yet the paparazzi following Diana did not reach the Pont d’Alma tunnel until at least one minute after the crash, so they cannot be to blame.
Indeed, two years later they were cleared of manslaughter charges after the French state prosecutor said there was ‘insufficient evidence’ of their involvement in Diana’s death.
What happened is that the paparazzi had been deceived. In a clever ploy devised by Henri Paul, the Ritz had placed a decoy Mercedes at the front of the hotel to confuse the photographers, which allowed the lovers to slip out of the back door into a similar car.
The last picture of Diana peering from the rear window was taken by a France-based photographer who had seen through the ruse and was standing on the pavement by the hotel’s rear entrance watching as the ‘real’ Mercedes sped off.
The allegation that Princess Diana was murdered by the SAS is under investigation
Yet that Mercedes was definitely being hotly pursued when in the tunnel. The independent witnesses insist it was being followed not only by the black motorbike, but by two speeding cars, a dark saloon and a white turbo Fiat Uno.
There is no evidence to link these cars or the motorcycle to the paparazzi who had been waiting at the Ritz.
The saloon tail-gated the Mercedes, which made the chauffeur — thinking, wrongly, he was being pursued by paparazzi — drive even faster and more erratically. Meanwhile, the Uno accelerated, clipping the side of the Mercedes to push it to one side.
This maneuver allowed the black motorbike to speed past Diana’s car, with its two riders wearing helmets that hid their faces.
Witnesses claim that when the bike was about 15ft in front of the car, there was a fierce flash of white light from the motorbike. The suggestion is that this came from a laser beam carried by the pillion passenger and directed at the car.
The witnesses’ view is that the flash of light blinded Henri Paul temporarily. It was followed by a loud bang as the limousine swerved violently before slamming into the 13th pillar in the tunnel and being reduced to a mass of wrecked metal.
One of those eyewitnesses, a French harbour pilot driving ahead of the Mercedes through the tunnel, watched the scene in his rear-view mirror.
Chillingly, he recalls the black motorbike stopping after the crash and one of the riders jumping off the bike before going to peer in the Mercedes window at the passengers.
The rider, who kept his helmet on, then turned to his compatriot on the bike and gave a gesture used informally in the military (where both arms are crossed over the body and then thrown out straight to each side) to indicate ‘mission accomplished’.
Afterwards, he climbed back on the motorcycle, which raced off out of the tunnel. The riders on the bike, and the vehicle itself, have never been identified.
The harbour pilot, whose wife was with him in the car, has described the horrifying scenario as resembling a ‘terrorist attack’.
So, who could have been driving the bike and the other vehicles that did follow Diana’s car into the Alma tunnel that night?
Could they really have been part of the plot to get rid of Diana and her lover — a plot orchestrated by MI6 or the SAS regiment, as the latest sensational claims suggest?
After Diana’s death, I received a nine-line note in the post containing the names of two MI6 men who have spent their entire careers working at the heart of the British Establishment, representing the Government as senior diplomats, whom I will call X and Y.
Written in blue felt-tip pen on a flimsy piece of paper ripped from an A4 exercise book, the note said: ‘If you are brave enough, dig deeper to learn about X and Y. Both MI6. Both were involved at the highest level in the murder of the Princess.’ It signed off with the words: ‘Good luck.’
Of course, an unsigned note does not provide firm evidence, or anything like it, that MI6 spies were operating in Paris that evening or were connected with Diana’s death.
Yet their names came up again when I received a call from a well-placed source within the intelligence services.
He named the same two men, X and Y, who had overseen the ‘Paris operation’ and said the crash was designed to frighten Diana into halting her romance with Dodi because he was considered an unsuitable partner.
‘We hoped to break her arm or cause a minor injury,’ said my informant. ‘The operation was also overseen by a top MI6 officer known as the tall man, who is now retired and living on the Continent. He admits it went wrong. No one in MI6 wanted Diana to be killed.’
And this week the men’s names were mentioned again, this time by Moscow intelligence.
According to the author of a new book, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR, knew that X and Y were in Paris on the night Diana died. And after the car crash the SVR set out to find out why.
Gennady Sokolov, whose book The Kremlin vs The Windsors will be published next year, told me this week: ‘Of course our people were following your agents.
They were senior MI6 officers operating secretly in Paris that night, without the knowledge of even French counter-intelligence. They left again after she was dead.
‘Her relationship and possible marriage to Dodi was deeply worrying to senior royals in Britain. The Princess’s phone was constantly listened to and she was followed all the time.
‘After the crash, public opinion was deliberately led astray. Scapegoats were created, such as the paparazzi and the drunk driver. There was a dance around Henri Paul, saying he was an alcohol addict, a virtual kamikaze, who helped to destroy them all. It is total nonsense.
‘From the very beginning, it was clear to me it was not just an accident. My sources in the SVR and other Russian secret services are sure it was a very English murder.
‘They have talked to me about an SAS squad called The Increment, which is attached to MI6, being involved in the assassination.
‘These guys work on the top level without leaving a single trace, and — perhaps — one was on the motorbike following Diana’s car.’ But why did none of this extraordinary story come out at the inquest into Diana’s death, which should have been the final word on it?
It’s true that 14 tunnel witnesses were at least allowed to appear or send their testimonies. But much of their vital information was completely submerged by the sheer volume of evidence presented over the six months of the hearing.
We heard that chauffeur Henri Paul and Dodi Fayed were killed instantly; that the sole survivor was the bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, who suffered such devastating facial injuries he has no memory of events in the tunnel, and that with the pulmonary vein in her chest torn, Diana died nearly four hours later of heart failure and blood loss at Paris’s Pitie Salpetriere hospital.
But we also know that the inquest never unravelled the full truth. More than 170 important witnesses, including the doctor who embalmed Diana’s body (a process that camouflages pregnancy in post-mortem blood tests) were never called to the inquest.
One radiologist from Pitie Salpetriere hospital, who said that she had seen a small foetus of perhaps six to ten weeks in the Princess’s womb during an X-ray and a later sonogram of her body, was not questioned.
Instead, she was allowed by the judge heading the inquest, Lord Justice Scott Baker, to send a statement giving her current address in America and no more details.
Crucially, the hearing was cruelly unfair to chauffeur Henri Paul, who was vilified from the beginning.
On the day after the crash, French authorities insisted that he was an alcoholic and ‘drunk as a pig’ when he left the Ritz that night to drive the lovers to Dodi’s Paris apartment near the Champs-Elysees.
It has since emerged that the blood tests on Paul’s body had not been completed when they made the announcement to journalists.
Furthermore, the chauffeur had passed an intensive medical examination for flying lessons three days before the crash — his liver showed no sign of alcohol abuse.
A string of witnesses at the Ritz say Paul drank two shots of his favourite Ricard at the bar before taking to the wheel, which was confirmed by bar receipts at the hotel.
However, after a shambolic mix- up over his blood samples (deliberate or otherwise), it was pronounced by a medical expert at the inquest that Paul had downed ten of the aperitifs, was twice over the British driving limit and three times over the French one, when he drove the Mercedes that night.
Today is the 16th anniversary of Diana’s death and there are bunches of fresh flowers on the gilded gates leading to her London home, Kensington Palace. The flowers to commemorate the Princess may be fewer now, but there are still as many questions into her death as ever.”
“Sir Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames (born 12 February 1948) is a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the constituency of Mid Sussex.
Soames is a former Defence minister having
served in the government of John Major  (1994–97). His main political interests are defence, international
relations, rural affairs and industry. He is Soames was born in Croydon and is a grandson of the British wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, the son of Lord and Lady Soames, and a great-nephew of the founders of the Scout movement, Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell. His brother is the industrialist Rupert Soames.…
After attending St. Aubyns Preparatory School in Sussex, he received his secondary education at Eton College. Later, he studied at Mons Officer Cadet School. He served in the 11th Hussars in West Germany and Britain.Early career
In 1970 he was named Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales, he has remained a close friend of the Prince ever since and publicly criticised Diana, Princess of Wales, during the couple’s estrangement. When Diana first accused the Prince of Wales of adultery with Camilla Parker Bowles, Soames told the BBC that the accusation, and Diana’s fear of being slandered by her
husband’s courtiers, stemmed merely from Diana’s mental illness, and “the advanced stages of paranoia“. Charles later admitted his adultery and Soames apologised. When questioned by the inquest into the death of Diana, Soames said that he saw his job as “to speak up for the Prince of Wales”. He denied threatening Diana, and warning her, “accidents happen” in the months before she died.
In 1972 he left to work as a stockbroker. In 1974, he became a personal assistant; first to Sir James Goldsmithand then in 1976
to United States Senator Mark Hatfield, whose service he left in 1978 to become a director of Bland Welch, Lloyd’s Brokers. Between 1979-81, he was an assistant director of the Sedgwick Group.”
“White’s is a gentleman’s
club in St James’s Street, London. It is the oldest and most exclusive gentleman’s club in London.
It gained a reputation in the 18th century for both its exclusivity and the often raffish behaviour of its
members. Notable current members include [Rupert Soames. Minister of Defence 1994-1997 and Nicholas Soames Serco CEO] Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Conrad Black and Tom Stacey. British Prime Minister David Cameron was formerly a member for fifteen years but resigned in 2008, despite his father Ian Cameron having previously been the club’s chairman, over the club’s refusal to admit women.White’s continues to be a men-only establishment; the only exception being made during a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991. White’s is a member of the Association of London Clubs.
The club was originally established at 4 Chesterfield Street, off Curzon Street in Mayfair, in 1693 by an Italian immigrant named Francesco Bianco as a hot chocolate emporium under the name Mrs. White’s Chocolate House. Tickets were sold to the productions at King’s Theatre and Royal Drury Lane Theatre as a side-business. White’s quickly made the transition from teashop to exclusive club and in the early 18th century, White’s was notorious as a gambling house and those who frequented it were known as “the gamesters of White’s.” Jonathan Swift referred to White’s as the “bane of half the English nobility.”“
“Behind the Sordid World of Online Assassination Betting
I have heard rumors about this website, but I still cannot quite believe that it exists. I am looking at what I think is a hit list.
There are photographs of people I recognize—prominent politicians, mostly—and, next to each, an amount of money. The site’s creator, who uses the pseudonym Kuwabatake Sanjuro, thinks that if you could pay to have someone murdered with no chance—I mean absolutely zero chance—of being caught, you would.
That’s one of the reasons why he has created the Assassination Market.
There are four simple instructions listed on its front page:
Add a name to the list
Add money to the pot in the person’s name
Predict when that person will die
Correct predictions get the pot
The Assassination Market can’t be found with a Google search. It sits on a hidden, encrypted part of the internet that, until recently, could only be accessed with a browser called The Onion Router, or Tor. Tor began life as a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory project, but today exists as a not-for-profit organization, partly funded by the U.S. government and various civil liberties groups, allowing millions of people around the world to browse the internet anonymously and securely.”
“Starnet Communications International went public this month. They are A US-based company which is an internet content developer & broadcaster. They are currently getting 6 million hits/day, and have over 100K subscribers. They have been licensed for Antigua-based gambling site, which should go online shortly.
They own several divisions, which include:
World gaming services – worldgaming.net
– lottery, pari-mutuel wagering, sportsbook, casino-gambling. Some of this is online now, others by october 97
World lotteries worldlotteries.net
World racetracks worldracetracks.net (realtime video of races + wagering)
World sportsbook worldsportsbook.net
World Casino worldcasino.net
And lots of porno sites that charge $19.95/month and/or several bucks a minute…
[links removed by admin]
– They have around 20MM shares outstanding
– They currently have over 100,000 subscribers (mostly sex business)
– Have been doing secure, realtime Visa, MC, AMEX Trx on internet for over a year
– A diversified internet-based business
– Great management team
– have letter-of-intent to offer casino-style gaming on compuserve
To get an information package, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-777-6458.
There it is. Sex, gambling, sportsbook, and internet. What a story! Check it out, I’m now a stockholder.”
“Johnston came to the law school at Queen’s in the fall of 1965 fresh from receiving his LLB with honours from Cambridge, which, while prestigious, did not qualify him to practice law in Canada. He chose Queen’s to get his Canadian qualifications because, of all of the Ontario law schools he consulted, Queens was prepared to give him the most credit for his Cambridge years and to allow him to get his Canadian law degree in one more year, which he did with First Class Honours in 1966.
After less than two months on campus, Johnston had so impressed Dean Lederman and his colleagues that they asked him to postpone his plan to article with a Toronto law firm and join the faculty instead. Johnston agreed and taught for two years at Queen’s before moving to the U of T.
It was also his experience at Queen’s that triggered his interest in securities and administrative law and in the nascent field of computers and the law. The latter could be said to help set the stage for much of his later career, including his 11 years as the president of Waterloo University when that university blossomed as a leader in the high-tech world.
When Johnston moved into Rideau Hall on Oct.1 as titular head of the Government of Canada and Commander-in-Chief, it marked the termination of a rich journey from that day 69 years ago, in June 1941, when he was born in Sudbury. In high school in Sault Ste. Marie, he was known as much as an athlete as a student, a duality he continued at Harvard, where he was captain of the Harvard hockey team, was twice named an All-American and was inducted into the Harvard Sports Hall of Fame. (Even today, he frequently describes an objective with the metaphor that “it is time to put the puck in the net.”)”
“Sex, Bets And Bikers
BY MARK HOSENBALL 10/17/99 AT 8:00 PM
FILED UNDER: News
The raid was swift, and thorough. As dawn broke over one of Vancouver’s seedier business districts last Aug. 20, a heavily armed team of law-enforcement agents smashed into the offices of Starnet Communications International, a four-year-old company that runs gambling and pornography sites on the Internet. Over the next three days authorities sifted through the company’s files, hauling away boxes of papers and cartloads of computer equipment. The raid was the culmination of an 18-month probe of Starnet’s operation, which authorities have described as “substantially and fundamentally an illegal enterprise.” According to documents filed in Canadian courts in connection with the search warrant, Vancouver law-enforcement agencies claimed that the company routinely engaged in illegal gambling, distribution of hardcore pornography and money laundering, all using the Internet.
The raid on Starnet was big news in Vancouver, where the company had been heralded as an Internet success story. The company’s stock, which is publicly traded on the U.S. over-the-counter market, was a hot buy, soaring from 37.5 cents last November to $29 last July. At its peak, Starnet’s paper value neared $900 million. Now, with some of the company’s bank accounts frozen, the stock has plunged to the single digits. Starnet vigorously denies the allegations of any illegal activity. “Bogus,” says the company’s lawyer. The company notes that police have not brought any formal charges against Starnet or anyone connected with the company. But law-enforcement agents clearly hope to make an example of Starnet, one of the first targets in a new battle against online crime.
Ken Lelek didn’t start out to be an Internet pioneer. Back in the early ’90s Lelek and a friend, Lloyd Robinson, ran an agency booking strippers for nightclubs. Lelek and some other friends, including Paul Giles, realized there was money to be made selling sex on the Internet. Pooling their money with other investors, they launched Starnet. (Lelek, through his lawyer, now insists his role in the company was always limited and he no longer has anything to do with it–a claim the police dispute.) The company’s Web sites, which now include Sizzle.com, Chisel.com and Redlight.com, featured live strip shows and all manner of hardcore pornography. The company boasts it has porn customers in more than 60 countries. By 1997 the company had branched out to another lucrative online enterprise:
gambling. Online customers could enter the cybercasino and play blackjack or craps, or put down wagers on college and professional sports. The company enlisted sports celebrities, including former heavyweight-boxing champion Larry Holmes, to endorse its gambling sites. Profits soared. Starnet’s revenues for fiscal 1999 totaled $9.7 million. The company’s stock was selling so well that Starnet applied for permission to trade on the prestigious Nasdaq market. In 1998 a “Nightline” broadcast about online businesses hailed Starnet as a “reputable pioneer of Internet gambling.””
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“9. Neither we nor our bailiffs shall seize any land or rent for any debt, so long as the chattels of the debtor are sufficient to repay the debt; nor shall the sureties of the debtor be distrained so long as the principal debtor is able to satisfy the debt; and if the principal debtor shall fail to pay the debt, having nothing wherewith to pay it, then the sureties shall answer for the debt; and let them have the lands and rents of the debtor, if they desire them, until they are indemnified for the debt which they have paid for him, unless the principal debtor can show proof that he is discharged thereof as against the said sureties.”
“Letters patent can be used for the creation of corporations or government offices, or for the granting of city status or a coat of arms. A particular form of letters patent has evolved into the modern patent (referred to as a utility patent or design patent in United States patent law) granting exclusive rights in an invention (or a design in the case of a design patent). Clearly in this case it is essential that the written grant should be in the form of a public document so other inventors can consult it to avoid infringement and also to understand how to “practice” the invention, i.e., put it into practical use.”
“Robert Pickton supports Harper… conclusion: Harper kills prostitutes” Posted by: some guy | Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 02:26 PM This is a typical Liberal foot soldier. Let’s look at who Robert Pickton probably did support. “The brothers also ran a supposed charity, the Piggy Palace Good Times Society, registered with the Canadian government in 1996 as a non-profit society intended to “organize, co-ordinate, manage and operate special events, functions, dances, shows and exhibitions on behalf of service organizations, sports organizations and other worthy groups.” According to Hiscox, the “special events” convened at Piggy Palace–a converted building at the hog farm–were drunken raves that featured “entertainment” by an ever-changing cast of Downtown Eastside prostitutes.” From>
http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/predators/robert_pickton/6.html I would not be shocked to learn that Robert Pickton acquired charity status for the Piggy Palace Good Times Society through contributions to Jean Chretien’s government. I rather believe he was a Liberal supporter.”
“$10M mortgage on pig farm
Sunday, August 21, 2005
VANCOUVER –The B.C. government has put a mortgage worth $10 million on accused serial killer Robert Pickton’s notorious pig farm to cover his publicly funded defence, The Canadian Press has learned.
Robert Pickton’s farm in Port Coquitlam, B.C. December 20, 2004. (CP/Chuck Stoody)
But no one at the Attorney General’s Ministry will say if that figure represents the estimated cost of Pickton’s seven-member legal team in the long and hugely complex case.
And Robert Pickton’s share of the property _ his brother and sister are co-owners _ is currently worth only a fraction of that amount. It’s also saddled with several other mortgages and legal judgments that pre-date the province’s mortgage.
Even if it could be sold, relatives of the Pickton’s alleged victims have other ideas for the land, including turning it into a memorial park or using proceeds of development to compensate the families.
The government’s mortgage was registered on the suburban Port Coquitlam property and a nearby smaller parcel, on Feb. 28, 2003, a year after police raided the farm and arrested Pickton.
He faces face 27 counts of first-degree murder related to women, mostly drug-addicted prostitutes, who disappeared from Vancouver’s seedy Downtown Eastside in the 1990s. He has not yet entered a plea, and the legal process against him has not as yet resulted in any court findings that he was responsible for any of the deaths.
Documents obtained by The Canadian Press show a mortgage principal of $10 million with no interest rate and no repayment schedule.
The lender is listed as the B.C. Crown, represented by the attorney general. The mortgage was handled by a lawyer for the ministry’s legal services branch, who authorized its registration in a Feb. 27 letter to the New Westminster land title office.
Pickton, his brother David and sister Linda Wright each own one-third shares in the pig farm located on Port Coquitlam’s Dominion Avenue, which they inherited from their parents. The Pickton brothers split the ownership of the smaller Burns Road property that housed Piggy’s Palace, often used for parties.
B.C. Assessment, which tracks property values for tax purposes, valued the seven-hectare pig farm at about $5.9 million as of last fall, up from $4.2 million in the previous assessment. The Burns Road property is assessed at about $140,000.
Both are still zoned for agricultural use, although the surrounding land, some of it former Pickton property, was rezoned and now has big-box stores and condominiums.
Pickton lived in a mobile home on the Dominion Avenue property, running a small-scale piggery and slaughter operation. The brothers also ran a variety of other small businesses from there.
Attorney General’s Ministry officials would not say whether the $10 million figure is an estimate of the properties’ future value or perhaps a ballpark figure for the cost of Pickton’s defence.
“I’d love to answer your question but it’s not a matter of choice,” said assistant deputy minister Jerry McHale, responsible for justice services.
“I’m bound by the confidentiality. We just can’t get into the funding arrangements during the trial.”
Attorney General Wally Oppal was unavailable for comment.
Pickton was committed for trial after a lengthy preliminary hearing in 2003.
Pre-trial hearings began in June under a publication ban and the trial itself won’t start until sometime next year, with thousands of pieces of evidence and testimony from dozens of witnesses.
Pickton’s lead defence lawyer, Peter Ritchie, also would not discuss his funding arrangements with the government nor speculate on the defence’s ultimate cost.
The stepmother of Marnie Frey, one of Pickton’s alleged victims, is angry his defence could ultimately be paid out of the public purse.
“Why does he have seven lawyers?” Lynn Frey asks. “Nobody else … has that many lawyers to defend them. Why doesn’t he just have one lawyer and be done with it?”
But Russ MacKay, executive director of the B.C. Trial Lawyers’ Association, says while such arrangements are extremely rare, Pickton’s platoon of lawyers is fair given the mountain of evidence expected at the trial.
Pickton has been in custody since his arrest on Feb. 7, 2002. Police investigators, bolstered by civilian experts, spent more than a year combing the Pickton properties for evidence.
Documents show Pickton initially mortgaged his share of the larger Dominion Avenue property to Ritchie for $375,000 in April 2002. The mortgage, in the form of a demand loan, was to cover Ritchie’s retainer.
It was apparently superseded the following February by the government’s $10-million mortgage on the Dominion Avenue and Burns Road properties. Both mortgages carry Pickton’s signature.
When shown a copy of the mortgage that he had provided, Ritchie said it was no longer applicable.
With property holdings and business interests, Pickton never qualified for legal aid. The Legal Services Society of B.C. normally pays defence lawyers $80 an hour on lengthy cases and $125 an hour for exceptional ones.
Ritchie launched what’s known as a Robotham application in 2002, asking a judge to order Pickton to receive a publicly funded defence.
The hearing ended in October 2002 with Associate Chief Justice Patrick Dohm of B.C. Supreme Court ordering the Attorney General’s Ministry to negotiate a funding arrangement directly with Ritchie.
An expert in real-estate law who didn’t want to be named says it’s not unusual for mortgages not to reflect the value of a property. The $10-million principal in the Pickton mortgage may represent an estimate of the government’s maximum security, he says.
Whether it can recover any of that is another question.
Land title records show a long list of charges, mortgages and judgments registered against the two properties, often against Pickton’s share and most pre-dating the government’s mortgage.
Linda Wright, for example, registered a mortgage in 1998 on the smaller Burns Road. property owned by her brothers. She and David Pickton registered a mortgage on the pig farm itself through a numbered company, also in 1998.”
“Johnston Elected as President of Overseers
By Ken Gewertz
David Johnston ’63 has been elected president of the Board of Overseers for 1997-98. Johnston was elected by the Board on April 6, and he will assume the post, currently held by Renée M. Landers ’77, Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, after Commencement.
Elected to the Board of Overseers in 1992, Johnston is currently a professor of law at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, having served as principal and vice-chancellor of McGill from 1979 to 1994.”
“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – Camp Pendleton, CA Posted 377 days ago Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. ..
• Knowledge on the operational employment and TTPs of the following C2 systems and software applications in the COC .. •Travel may be required.
• Have attended DoD formal instructor courses, such as the Marine Corps’ Formal School’s Instructor’s Course, or service equivalent
• Four years of documented experience instructing and employing their respective C2 system in support of MAGTF operations
• Background as an 0844 or 0848 MOS (USMC MOS, or equivalent USA MOS appropriate), with formal training and experience utilizing AFATDS (Advanced Field Artillery Target Data System), EMT (Effects Management Tool), PSS-SOF (Precision Strike Suite – Special Ops Forces)
• Active Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain a Secret clearance is required.
• Formal AFATDS Training required, Strike-Link, PSS-SOF, JADOCS experience desirable”
“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 8 January 2015 .. During that period under Serco‘s management and leadership.. .. NPL‘s caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency [spread bet and spot fixed] trading in the City through NPLTime.”
“The dial set into the wall outside the gate to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in south-east London isn’t really a clock at all, in the normal sense. It is just one of five slave dials reliant on timing signals, or electrical impulses, received from the Master clock inside. Another slave on the same Master clock system is located at London Bridge rail station.
It was the first clock dial to publicly display Greenwich Mean Time and was constructed by Charles Shepherd of 53 Leadenhall Street, London in August 1852 on the instructions of the Astronomer Royal, George Airy.
Airy had seen the system demonstrated at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park the previous year. Despite labelling himself as the patentee, Shepherd was in constant battle with Alexander Bain, a Scot, who claimed an earlier patent.
The 920mm dial is split into 24 hours instead of 12 so the hour hand rotates once a day. 24 hour dials aren’t uncommon but here the hour hand points to the bottom rather than the top at midday, and that is unusual.
The minute and seconds hands still rotate the conventional once each hour/minute respectively. Note that it also follows clock traditions of using IIII for the Roman number 4 although the reason is less convincing here (IIII is traditionally used on clocks in place of the more ‘correct’ IV to help give a dial some balance against the VIII opposite – but note an important exception: Big Ben).
For the next forty years the Shepherd master clock time was sent by telegraph to London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast and many other cities.
By 1866, time signals were sent from the clock to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts via the new transatlantic submarine cable. In terms of the distribution of accurate time into everyday life, it is therefore one of the most important clocks ever made and worthy of its inclusion in this series of short articles.
It also operates the red ‘time’ ball on the roof of the Observatory at Flamsteed House which rises every day at 12.55pm, taking three minutes to reach the top where it stops, falling at exactly 1pm to enable passing ships to set their clocks. Whilst noon might have been thought of as a more appropriate time, it is said that astronomers were too busy with their telecopes at midday.
In this age of satellite navigation, the tradition is now continued mainly for the benefit of tourists.”
“The Harvard Board of Overseers (more formally The Honorable and Reverend the Board of Overseers) is one of Harvard University‘s two governing boards. Although its function is more consultative and less hands-on than the President and Fellows of Harvard College, the Board of Overseers is sometimes referred to as the “senior” governing board because its formation predates the fellows’ 1650 incorporation.”
“Harvard Management Company, Inc. or HMC is an American investment management corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University charged with managing the university’s endowment, pension assets, working capital, and non-cash gifts. HMC is best known for managing the university’s $32 billion endowment, the largest endowment in higher education in United States.”“The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)
is a United States wiretapping law
passed in 1994, during the presidency of Bill
L. No. 103-414, 108 Stat. 4279, codified at 47 USC 1001-1010).CALEA’s purpose is to
enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to conduct electronic
surveillance by requiring
that telecommunications carriers and manufacturers of telecommunications
equipment modify and design their equipment, facilities, and services to ensure
that they have built-in surveillance capabilities, allowing federal agencies to
wiretap any telephone traffic; it has since been extended to cover broadband
internet and VoIP traffic. Some government agencies argue that it covers
monitoring communications rather than just tapping specific lines and that not
all CALEA-based access requires a warrant.
The original reason
for adopting CALEA was the Federal
Bureau of Investigation‘s worry
that increasing use of digital telephone exchange switches would make tapping
phones at the phone company’s central office harder and slower to execute, or in
some cases impossible.[citation
needed] Since the original
requirement to add CALEA-compliant interfaces required phone companies to
modify or replace hardware and software in their systems, U.S. Congress included funding for a limited time period to cover such network
needed] CALEA was passed
into law on October 25, 1994 and came into force on January 1, 1995.[citation
In the years since
CALEA was passed it has been greatly expanded to include all VoIP and broadband
internet traffic. From 2004 to
2007 there was a 62 percent growth in the number of wiretaps performed under
CALEA — and more than 3,000 percent growth in interception of internet data
such as email.
“City A.M. Outsourcing
firm Serco has finally received some good news .. After being asked last year to
conduct an investigation into whether Serco staff had been misleadingly
recording [tagged child porn] prisoners as ready for court when they were not,
the Crown Prosecution Service has accepted the view of the City of London
Police and put Serco in the clear.”
“[Base One Technologies, Ltd. is a DOMESTIC BUSINESS
CORPORATION, located in New York, NY and was formed on Feb 15, 1994.This file
was obtained from the [Clinton] Secretary of State and has a file
number of 1795583].. Conducts IT Security and Risk Assessment in
Federal government as well as security testing, implementing security for
multiple platforms and operating systems [onion router] around the world
… Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter
measures such as honey-pots and evidence [snuff film] logging and incident documentation processes and solutions.”
“The 8(a) Business
Development Program assists in the development of small businesses owned and
operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, such
as women and minorities. The
following ethnic groups are classified as eligible: Black Americans; Hispanic
Americans; Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native
Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong),
Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust
Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall
Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru);
Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal). In 2011, the
SBA, along with the FBI and the IRS, uncovered a massive scheme to
defraud this program. Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working in concert with an
employee of Alaska Native Corporation Eyak Technology LLC
allegedly submitted fraudulent bills to the program, totaling over 20 million
dollars, and kept the money for their own use. It also alleged that the group
planned to steer a further 780 million dollars towards their favored
“The following positions have the status of [Obama] Cabinet-rank:
.. Small Business Administration Administrator [of 8(a) Tor stand
down, spot fix and Serco digital fires network] Maria Contreras-Sweet sba.gov“
“Serco’s Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco [and its drug hub banker HSBC] mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals.“
on the modern day baron’s cyberwar on their sovereign rights.
“Onion routing network for securely moving data through communication networks US 6266704 B1 ABSTRACT
The onion routing network is used to protect Internet initiators and responders against both eavesdropping and traffic analysis from other users of the Internet. In the onion routing of the invention, instead of making connections directly to a responding machine, users make connections through onion routers. The onion routing network allows the connection between the initiator and responder to remain anonymous. Anonymous connections hide who is connected to whom and for what purpose from outside eavesdroppers.”
“Base One Technologies .. Clients Banking, Finance and Insurance Oversee the integration of two separate networks, as well as business office operations Key participant in network architecture design for a network handling real time stock/bond trading world-wide. Provide interactive access to equity markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa Engineer/implement architecture for client inter-entity links; Develop overall technical solutions including network components, physical and logical topologies, routing policies and disaster recovery schemes; Design ISDN solution for client network and provide contingency planning and disaster recovery design strategies …. Authored the IGRP to EIGRP plan for Data Highway which consist of over 1000 routers. .. Designed, deployed network architecture and disaster recovery solutions [on the onion router] that withstood 9/11/01 disaster without a single transaction failure despite carrier failure .. Design, implement,provision, procure new network solutions and fault tolerant architecture, architect contingency plan, site relocation cost analysis, Network Impact analysis, WAN bandwidth cost analysis, strategic business analysis, global project planning,enterprise router architecture; Consolidate and merge various technologies and equipment – routers,switches, Gigabit Ethernet,token ring,layer2 & 3 switching, IGRP, OSPF, BGP, (HRSP),DECnet Phase III & IV routing,DECnet, LAT bridging, SNA, DLSW+, SRB,SDLC Tunneling, Frame Relay, X.25, ISDN, ATM, VLAN, Point to Point Transport, SNMP, VAX, HP UNIX, EMS, VTAM”
We are a Government Certified Women-Owned Business We practice Diversity Recruitment and Staffing for IT positions Base One was founded in 1994 by a women engineer who had made a career in technology research for many years. Base One has been very successful in focusing on diversity recruiting and staffing for IT projects. It has been our experience that the greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution. As in any field the more diverse the viewpoint the more thorough your analysis. Our engineers can think out of the box. Because of our affiliations we have access to pools of resources among more diverse groups & individuals. We work with a large pool of minority professionals who specialize in IT skills. We are able to have access to these resources through our status as a D/MWBD firm and our affiliations. These affiliations assist us in working with resources among more diverse groups & individuals. We are also partnered with firms that are 8A certified as Minority firms, Disabled Veteran firms [such as Metris the coordinator of Jade Helm, see below], Native American firms, Vietnam veteran firms, women owned firms.“
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation