#2595: Bernie’s Luddite Pimps Flew Pig-Farm Shuttle Trump – Clinton’s North Tower Death-Pool Bankers – Serco 8(a) Onion Router

1. Abel Danger (AD) asserts that the union bosses who have supported Bernie Sanders’ election campaigns, flew Luddite flight attendants on Oneworld Alliance out of Vancouver to pimp snuff-film productions at the B.C. Pickton pig farm to the former passengers of Trump Shuttle Inc.

2. AD asserts that former patent lawyer Hillary Clinton helped the banks which funded her family’s election campaigns to set up a death-pool betting shop with the National Futures Association on the 47th floor of WTC#1 (North Tower) prior to its 9/11 demolition by Sander’s Luddites.

3. AD asserts that Clinton’s North Tower bankers, including Serco shareholders, used the Navy’s patented Onion Router (Tor) on 9/11 to covertly coordinate SBA 8(a) companies with Sander’s Luddites and to synchronize death-pool betting, news injects and media plays in what has been described by Dr. Thomas Barnett as ‘the first live-broadcast mass snuff film in human history.’

United States Marine Field McConnell (https://abeldanger.blogspot.com/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html) offers to show presidential candidates how to win a war with Bernie’s Luddites, Clinton death pool bankers, Trump shuttles and high-roller suites and Serco’s 8(a) snuff-film Tor.

United States Marine Field McConnell 
Plum City Online – (AbelDanger.net) 
February 18, 2016
Media Coverage of Starnet Raid – August 20, 1999 [N.B. by 1999, Vancouver had become the global hub for the distribution of child pornography, online live-snuff death-pool betting and the remote hjacking of Oneworld Alliance et al. passenger aircraft] 
climate change bernie sanders
9/11 CLEAR bomb going off in WTC BEFORE first plane EVER hit
Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND [Loan Shark] Shareholders! 
(Mobile Playback Version) 
Serco’s National Visa Center 

[Serco’s] Defense Ammunition Center
Serco… Would you like to know more? 

September 11, 2001[edit] The role of flight attendants received heightened prominence after the September 11 attacks when flight attendants (such as Sandra W. Bradshaw and CeeCee Lyles of United Airlines Flight 93, Robert Fangman of United Airlines Flight 175, Renee May of American Airlines Flight 77 and Betty Ong and Madeline Amy Sweeney of American Airlines Flight 11) actively attempted to protect passengers from assault, and also provided vital information to air traffic controllers on the hijackings.[41] In the wake of these attacks, many flight attendants at major airlines were laid off because of decreased passenger loads.[41]

By Michelle Quintus 
United flight attendant Association of Flight Attendants, Council 5 On March 17, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) at United Airlines demonstrated at airports around the world to protest an illegal change to our contract.

UAL, the largest airline company in the world, is trying to buy US Airways. This would be the biggest airline merger of all time. Right now, UAL is trying to get approval from the Department of Justice to create this airline monopoly.

But before these two can merge they must get the approval of the flight attendants at both United and US Airways to either merge our contracts or get a waiver from the United flight attendants. But United is trying to disregard our rights and make a unilateral change to our contract–which means they’re trying to break their contract with the flight attendants.

United is also trying to tie this merger/acquisition to the separate issue of wage increases which we began fighting for last November.

Because of these conditions, the United AFA union leadership voted unanimously to send out strike ballots to the entire union membership. The ballots were sent out March 15, and the count will be held in Washington DC on April 2.

Our union president, Linda Farrow, said that if United proceeds with the merger without reaching an agreement with the flight attendants, we will strike as soon as the Department of Justice decides on the acquisition. The date by which the Department of Justice makes its decision has been extended to April 23.

AFA represents 26,000 United Airlines flight attendants and 10,000 US Airways flight attendants. So merged we would be 36,000-workers strong. The composition of our union is primarily women and gay men. Although the membership has been predominantly white workers, there has been an increase of workers of color as United expands its international market–as their slogan states, “to become the world-wide airline of choice.” ‘We are workers!’

There is the stereotype that being a flight attendant is a glamorous job. We get to “see the world.” There is also the sexist stereotype that flight attendants are single, promiscuous, and complacent pretty women. But the reality is we’re workers.

We’re on our feet for 8-10 hours a day pushing heavy carts and lifting heavy objects. We are prone to repetitive stress injuries because of in-flight service and physical illness because of being in enclosed space with recycled air exposed to passengers’ germs and waste products. On top of this, due to sexist stereotyping, sexist behavior and blatant sexual harassment is just part of our job.

How much are we paid for this? Some newly hired flight attendants make poverty level wages–as little as $15,156 per year. The company says the starting wage is $19 an hour, but that is only time spent in the air. Time on the ground is only paid with a per diem of under $2 an hour. For example, one day I worked over 14 hours–four different flights across the country. But due to time on the ground and delays, I was only paid for 7 1/2 hours.

When flight attendants are first hired, we must go wherever the company sends us and they do not guarantee or even help us find housing in this new city. Many flight attendants are forced to live 5-10 crewmembers to an apartment.

On top of this, most of our bases are in expensive cities like New York, Tokyo or San Francisco. So many of us cannot afford to live in cities where we’re based and end up commuting thousands of miles to get to work.

Many of us are forced to work second and third jobs just to survive

Many flight attendants are mothers in need of childcare. But unlike most other workers who can think about going home at the end of the day, airline companies can send flight attendants to other cities whenever their needs dictate, so mothers are not even in the same city to arrange further childcare.

Even the so-called benefit of flying for free is really contingent on whether space is available on the airplane. Workers and their families can use any unsold seats 20 minutes prior to departure of a flight, but it costs the company absolutely nothing. Many airlines still charge the worker some fee, anyway.

As a lesbian, we only recently won the right to our domestic partners having the same benefits as partners of straight workers, and this was after years of struggle. But the company still does not provide this “benefit” for transpeople or our partners who are trans.

United we stand!

Just like other workers we experience racism, sexism and lesbian, gay, bi and trans oppression on our job. One can only imagine what our national union president Linda Farrow, an African American woman, has to deal with when she goes head to head with James Goodwin, United’s CEO. The company tries to divide the workers. All of the various airline unions stand in solidarity with each other against United. But the company is using the Pilots union against other work groups.

Last summer they settled an industry-leading contract with the Pilots union, ALPA. Its members are predominantly straight white men who used to be in the Air Force and Air National Guard.

At the same time, the mechanics union–the IAM–which is primarily working-class white men and men of color, are still negotiating for their pay raise. Further, the company is taking them to court because they blame last summer’s loss of profits on union work slowdowns and actions. Recently, we received a letter from the company claiming that due to no profits last summer, they are demanding cutbacks from all work groups except the pilots. For instance, flight attendants have been told we will no longer receive new uniforms, but the pilots will be getting theirs as well as their pay raise. United still won’t give raises to flight attendants or mechanics.

Some of the most exploited United workers are the cabin service people who clean the airplanes–primarily women of color. They are currently a part of the IAM. But the company says it will not enter into any kind of negotiations with them until it has settled with the mechanics of the union.

Importance of job protection

Since November, United flight attendants have been fighting for a pay raise. The company says it will give no more than 4 percent, without any job protection.

But as Sam Marcy pointed out in his book “High Tech Low Pay,” when these mega-mergers happen workers can expect massive layoffs. Without specific job protection language in our contract, United’s merger with US Airways could mean possible furloughs, which means layoffs. I’ve been working at United for six years. During that time United has expanded, hiring 1,000 new flight attendants per year.

The company keeps telling the flight attendants, “look how we’re expanding. … we will have new routes, and will need flight attendants to fly these routes.”

But they won’t write these guarantees into our contract. In essence, they want us to trust that what’s good for the company is good for the workers. But in reality, historically, when United bought out Pam Am in the mid 1980s many workers were laid off and they still don’t fly many of the old Pam Am routes that United deemed unprofitable.

This is a powerful moment for AFA flight attendants because we have the power to say that United cannot operate a merged airline until it reaches an agreement on a merged contract with all the AFA flight attendants–which includes both United and USAirways flight attendants.

This dispute differs from the other strike threats in the airline industry because it is the only current dispute in the airline industry that is not subject to regulation by the National Mediation Board, a 30-day “cooling off” period or intervention of a Presidential Emergency Board. Since the parties are not in traditional negotiations, the traditional rules do not apply.

The United flight attendant contract contains job security provisions called “Scope” language that require that any flying conducted by United or any of its subsidiaries must be worked by flight attendants on the United flight attendant seniority list covered under the seniority agreements of our contract.

United violated that provision when it purchased and separately operated Air Wisconsin in 1991. An arbitrator ruled to uphold the flight attendants’ “Scope” provision in that case.

Now United may be just weeks away from purchasing US Airways and the US Airways Express carriers and doing the exact same thing again. This will be a “major dispute” under the Railway Labor Act. United flight attendants will then be free to start CHAOS strike actions.

CHAOS means Create Havoc Around Our System(TM), and is the AFA’s trademarked strategy of public information and targeted work actions using random, unannounced strikes. Capitalism creates the real chaos that workers live under every single day, so we as workers at United have the right to fight back against this mega-merger.

New York’s Council 5 President, Greg Davidovich said, “We are resolute–we will fight by standing together and demonstrating our solidarity to protect our jobs and secure the raises we deserve.”

We ask for your on-going support as we continue picketing around the world. And also call James Goodwin, United’s CEO, at (847) 700-5670 to let him know what you think of the company’s actions.

Help us create [Luddite] chaos for the largest airline in the world.

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“Piggy’s Palace 
Seven or so years ago, a longshoreman, who asked not to be named and currently lives in an apartment building in Sunrise Hastings, Vancouver, BC, went with an “old friend/coworker from the railway” to a “Halloween bash [at Piggy’s Palace].” He described the night to The Stranger in these hellish terms: “I arrived at the party at about 9:00 p.m. It was dark and raining and muddy, and there were lots of motorcycles, old cars, and a big pig roasting on a spit. There were kids in costumes, some dressed as witches. The little kids were running around, and playing in the dark. There wasn’t much light. There were lots of women, who looked like hookers…. The party spilled all over the grounds and there were people in the house and in the trailer doing the wild thing. I recall walking by a shack with a 40-watt light bulb hanging over the door and machinery was running inside. Here, I got a death chill. The hairs raised on the back of my neck and my feet froze to the ground. I didn’t want to be there anymore, so I left and walked home.”

The longshoreman’s account is by no means exceptional; many who visited Piggy’s Palace had similar impressions: It was wild, people were doing drugs and eating roasted pig. “I was about to eat the pig, but when I saw [Robert Pickton tearing apart] the pig with his hands, I decided not to…. His hands were dirty,” said the longshoreman.

“I only went once and I’d never go again,” said an unnamed woman in a wonderful short article that was published in the Now (a Port Coquitlam newspaper) a few days after Pickton was served a warrant by the police. “It’s a very raunchy crowd, lots of cocaine, lots of really, really bad, badass people…. I did not want to be a part of it.”

Piggy’s Palace, however, had a double life. Records posted on crimelibrary.coms how that Piggy’s Palace was a “nonprofit society” dedicated to raising money for “sports organizations and other worthy groups.” The long tin shed on 2552 Burns Road was visited by almost everyone in Port Coquitlam. And not just badass people: two mayors, several city council members, local business and civic leaders, ice hockey moms, high school and elementary school students–they all came for “functions, dances, concerts and other recreations” at Piggy’s Palace. Port Coquitlam Councillor Darrell Penner, according to the Now, visited Piggy’s Palace “a few times,” believed that thousands of people had been to the place, and, though he had enjoyed some roasted pork, was certain it did not come from 953 Dominion Avenue, that is, from pigs that had been eating the women murdered on the Pickton farm.

But where else could it have come from?

It’s common knowledge that Robert Pickton was, by the mid-’90s, no longer a serious commercial pig farmer. He was a wealthy man. Raising hogs now was more of a hobby. He bought the pigs, fattened them, and sold the meat to friends, or roasted them for the bikers, prostitutes, mayors, and Little Leaguers who partied at Piggy’s Palace. The entire city of Port Coquitlam (pop. 53,000), it seemed, was feeding on pigs that had been fed by the suspected serial killer Robert Pickton.”

“In 2005, McLeod and David Hawkins wrote a series of articles on what they described as the United Nations’ “radical socialist agenda executed across Intranets and virtual private networks, operated by the self-styled ‘Global Custodians’.” They alleged links between “$40 trillion hedge funds, via an online portal on the seventy-ninth floor of One World Trade Center, to ‘disruptive technologies‘ developed by Canada for alleged use in the UN Oil-for-Food scam, 9/11 and Kyoto fraud.” [10]”

“By Chris Blackhurst 
Saturday, 01 December 2007 
The MT Interview: Chris Hyman Resolutely fit, abstemious, religious, the CEO of service-supply firm Serco – 4th in our Most Admired Companies list – is an unusual businessperson in an unfashionable sector. Surviving 9/11 reinforced his belief in ‘people first, profits second’. Just don’t call it outsourcing. …

One of the few non-whites to make it to the University of Natal, Hyman went on to join accountant Arthur Andersen, before moving to London in 1989 to be with Ernst & Young. After South Africa, he says, the UK was a breath of fresh air and he claims never to have found his race to be an issue. ‘My parents brought us up in a certain way. They told us that God created everyone. You do the best you can and you will be spotted.’

In 1994, he was head-hunted by Serco to be its European finance director, although, as he puts it: ‘I found Serco – the company fitted everything I was looking for.’ When he joined, annual turnover was £238m. In 2006, it was £2.5bn.

On 11 September 2001, he was in the World Trade Center. He was on the 47th floor when the plane hit, talking to Serco shareholders. They got out – but not the people in his previous meeting [Risk Waters 106th Floor Windows on the World]. He does not like talking about that terrible day. ‘It confirmed my faith. It renewed my zest for getting the balance right and made me realise that time is not always your own. It made me think about my family and my health more – and about putting the balance back. You know, it’s not a bad thing, to step back sometimes.’

At Serco, he worked closely with Richard White, the previous executive chairman, then his successor, Kevin Beeston. Since September 2007, Beeston has moved to become non-executive chairman, leaving Hyman as CEO.”

Donald Trump Frantically Trying To Scrub Mob Ties From Internet (VIDEO) 
December 11, 2015 12:47 pm · Donald Trump’s former senior advisor, a man named Felix Sater, just won’t go away. Although the Trump campaign has tried and tried to make Sater disappear, the presidential candidate’s relationship with the twice-convicted member of the Russian mafia is impossible to bury.

As New York Daily News reports here,

“Sater pleaded guilty in 1998 to one count of racketeering for his role in a $40 million stock fraud scheme involving the Genovese and Bonanno crime families, according to court records. Prosecutors called the operation a pump-and-dump scheme, in which insiders manipulate the price of obscure stocks and then sell them to hapless investors at inflated prices. Five years earlier, a New York State court had sentenced Sater to more than a year in prison for stabbing a man in the face with a broken margarita glass.”

ABC News provides further details about the assault charges, reporting that:

“According to court documents, Sater allegedly told a man at the bar, “I’ll kill you. I’ll rip your f****** head off and stick it down your throat.” Sater then allegedly grabbed a frozen margarita from the bar, flung the contents in the air, smashed the glass on the bar, and stabbed the man in the cheek and neck, breaking his cheek and jaw, lacerating face and neck and severing nerves. He was convicted of first degree assault.”

Trump’s relationship with Sater is well documented. The two appear in photos together, are known to have attended business conferences together and worked together on Trump’s SoHo Hotel and Condominium project. On his website, Sater referred to Trump’s SoHo project as “his most prized project.”

Trump’s relationship with the Russian mobster traces back to at least the early 2000’s. Sater was an executive with a development firm called the Bayrock Group, which was located inside Trump Towers. Sater was awaiting sentencing on the racketeering charges when the two men first began doing business together.

Given the publicity surrounding the case, which involved four well-known mafia families, it would have been nearly impossible for Trump not to have known that he was doing business with an admitted member of the Russian mafia.

As ABC News reports 

“Sater’s role at Bayrock was not clearly defined. He at various times appeared in company emails and other records as the “chief operating officer” or “managing director.” In a 2010 deposition Sater said titles at the firm varied. “I was probably number two man in the company,” he said. “The actual position, I don’t remember what it was.”

At least four Trump/Bayrock projects were either never built or had to be completed by someone else. Both companies were involved in a string of lawsuits, filed by investors who said they were defrauded.

According to ABC News,

“During this period, Trump and Bayrock also collaborated on a proposal for the 600,000-square-foot Trump International Hotel and Residences, Phoenix, that was to include a spa, swimming pools, ‘exquisite gardens,’ and ‘a world-class celebrity chef restaurant.’

The project never got off the ground, however, and in a 2007 lawsuit filed in state court against ‘the Trump/Bayrock Organization,’ the plaintiff alleged that Sater threatened one of the Arizona partners in the deal, a man named Earnest Mennes. Sater was alleged to have told Mennes he would call in a relative to “electrically shock Mr. Mennes’ testicles, cut off Mr. Mennes’ legs, and leave Mr. Mennes dead in the trunk of his car.”

Sater’s position with Bayrock ended in 2007.

In 2010, Sater was elevated to the position of “Senior Advisor To Donald Trump.” His business card, which appeared on his website, listed his address and phone at Trump Towers. It also gave an email address at TRUMPORG.com.

Video obtained by ABC News shows Donald Trump denying his relationship to the Russian mobster under oath.

ABC News reports that once the media started asking questions about Sater’s role as senior advisor to Trump, images of his business card, which listed the official Trump email and phone number, were scrubbed from the internet.

The Trump campaign now admits that Sater’s role as “Senior Advisor To Donald Trump” was official. Yet Trump continues to try to deny his connections to the mobster. According to the campaign, Sater’s business card was merely a symbolic token, but the mobster never actually worked for Trump.

The fact that the contact information on Sater’s business card listed an email address at TRUMPORG.com, along with an address and phone within Trump Towers, says otherwise.

Trump’s connection with the mob doesn’t begin and end at Sater. In July, CNN reported in detail on the presidential candidate’s various connections to organized crime, which are described as “extraordinarily extensive.””

“Trump Airlines 
By Kayla WebleyFriday, Apr. 29, 2011 
David A. Cantor / AP In October 1988, Donald Trump threw his wallet into the airline business by purchasing Eastern Air Shuttle, a service that for 27 years had run hourly flights between Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. For roughly $365 million, Trump got a fleet of 17 Boeing 727s, landing facilities in each of the three cities and the right to paint his name on an airplane. Trump pushed to give the airline the Trump touch, making the previously no-muss, no-fuss shuttle service into a luxury experience. To this end, he added maple-wood veneer to the floors, chrome seat-belt latches and gold-colored bathroom fixtures. But his gamble was a bust. A lack of increased interest from customers (who favored the airline for its convenience not its fancy new look) combined with high pre–Gulf War fuel prices meant the shuttle never turned a profit. The high debt forced Trump to default on his loans, and ownership of the company was turned over to creditors. The Trump Shuttle ceased to exist in 1992 when it was merged into a new corporation, Shuttle Inc. No word on whether the gold-plated faucets survived the merger.”

“Trump Shuttle, Inc., doing business as Trump Airlines, was an airline owned by Donald Trump from 1989 to 1992.[1][2] The landing rights and some of the physical assets necessary to operate the shuttle flights were originally part of Eastern Air Lines and known as the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle. It operated hourly flights on Boeing 727 aircraft from LaGuardia Airport in New York City toLogan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., then known as Washington National Airport at the time Trump Shuttle operated. Trump Airlines also had regularly scheduled flights between LaGuardia and Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida. … Almost from its inception, the company encountered financial problems. The Shuttle’s core passengers chose it for its convenience, not its costly luxury features, and during the prolonged labor strike at Eastern Shuttle many defected to the competing Pan Am Shuttle or to Amtrak’s Metroliner service. In late 1989 the U.S. Northeastentered an economic recession which depressed demand, while the August 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait caused jet fuel prices to double.

Trump Shuttle never turned a profit. The high debt load incurred in the company’s formation unnerved Trump’s creditors as his other high profile, highly leveraged interests failed. In September 1990 the loans were defaulted and ownership of the airline passed to its creditor banks, led by Citicorp [Clinton’s North Tower death pool banker]. With airline share prices depressed by the recession and anticipation of the Gulf War, they were unable to sell the operation at a desired price despite lengthy negotiations first with Northwest Airlines, then American Airlines and US Air Group.

The banks finally negotiated a complex marketing arrangement in which US Air Group would assume 40% ownership and agree to manage the operation for ten years, including fares, financial record keeping, advertising, promotions, aircraft maintenance, and labor relations. The same agreement gave USAir an option to purchase the entire shuttle operation on or after October 10, 1996 with an exclusive right to do so until April 10, 1997. On April 7, 1992 Trump Shuttle ceased to exist when it was merged into a new corporation, Shuttle, Inc., which began operating as the USAir Shuttle on April 12, 1992.”

“What US Airways brings to oneworld on its own, US Airways, now part of the American Airlines Group, is one of the world’s ten largest airlines on virtually all measures. Its merger with American Airlines has created the world’s largest airline on most measures. With both American and US Airways on board, oneworld becomes the leading alliance in the USA, the world’s largest air travel market.

Until the full integration of American Airlines and US Airways – which will see the combined airline retaining the American Airlines name – US Airways and its regional carriers will operate as oneworld affiliate members, under the American umbrella.

During the transition period as they work towards their full integration, American and US Airways will maintain their current loyalty programmes, American’s AAdvantage and US Airways’ Dividend Miles.

With its regional affiliates, US Airways serves more than 200 destinations and 30 countries with a fleet of more than 620 aircraft. It carried 82.5 million passengers in 2013 and currently operates 3,200 departures a day. It uses the two-letter code US, but this will be changed to AA once the two airlines combine under a single operating certificate.

It has added more than 50 destinations to the oneworld map – most in its US home but also two in Canada and one each in Ireland and Mexico – along with its key hubs of Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington DC’s Reagan National, expanding oneworld’s presence across the USA, particularly throughout the East Coast and across the North Atlantic.

Once the integration is completed, the new American will offer service to more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries, carrying 190 million passengers a year on a fleet of 1,500 aircraft.”

“CHAOS is AFA’s trademarked strategy of intermittent strikes designed to maximize the impact of an industrial action while minimizing the risk for striking flight attendants.

In May 1993, AFA members at Seattle-based Alaska Airlines were facing a 30-day cooling-off period after more than three years of negotiations.[5]In June, 1993, the cooling-off period mandated by the Railway Labor Acthad expired. The first CHAOS strike took place in Seattle when three flight attendants walked off an Alaska Airlines flight just before passenger boarding.[6] A month later, another crew of flight attendants struck the last flight out of Las Vegas.[7] A few weeks later, AFA struck five flights simultaneously in the San Francisco area.[8]

America West,[9] AirTran and US Airways[10] [Bought Trump’s modified Boeing aircraft allegedly modified for decoy and drone maneuvers at Abbotsford, B.C.] all settled with AFA on the eve of, or a few minutes after, the end of a 30-day cooling-off period in the 1990s. AFA flight attendants at Midwest Express (now Midwest Airlines), completed a cooling-off period without reaching agreement on a first contract in 2002. After three weeks of a CHAOS campaign, and on the eve of CHAOS strikes,[11] management agreed to terms that were ratified by the flight attendants. United Airlines flight attendants used the threat of CHAOS to leverage their negotiations during the airline’s bankruptcy,[12] succeeding in doubling the value of the replacement retirement plan management had proposed.

Flight attendants at Northwest Airlines, locked in a round of bankruptcy negotiations, deployed a CHAOS campaign days after joining AFA in July, 2006.[13] Union negotiators concluded a new tentative agreement with millions of dollars in improvements, but which was voted down by a narrow margin. AFA continued preparations for CHAOS strikes at Northwest pending the outcome of negotiations and litigation surrounding the case.[14]

The bankruptcy court ruled in favor of the union, denying the strike injunction sought by management.[15] On appeal, the federal district court and the court of appeals ruled that workers under the Railway Labor Act cannot strike in response to rejection of a collective bargaining agreement in bankruptcy.[16] Northwest and AFA returned to negotiations and reached a new tentative agreement, which was narrowly ratified by the flight attendants on May 29, 2007.[17] The flight attendants became the last major work group at Northwest to agree to new contract terms in bankruptcy. The new contract provided Northwest with $195 million in annual cuts through 2011, and secured a $182 million equity claim for the flight attendants before it was lost upon the company’s exit from bankruptcy.”

“The Luddite Legacy
This is the full text of a paper forming the basis of a talk given at York Guildhall on 19th January 2013, to commemorate the execution of the West Riding of Yorkshire Luddites in 1813. ….

In Herman Hesse’s slightly bizarre surrealist novel of that year, ‘Steppenwolf‘, he describes; ‘the long-prepared, long-awaited and long-feared war between men and machines.’ There is a passage so vivid and so resonant with the feelings of some neo-Luddites today that it is worth quoting in full:

‘On every wall were wild and magnificently stirring placards, whose giant letters flamed like torches, summoning the nation to side with the men against the machines, to make an end at last of the fat and well dressed and perfumed plutocrats who used the machines to squeeze the fat from other mens’ bodies [3], of them and their huge fiendishly purring automobiles. Set factories afire at last! Make a little room for the crippled earth. Depopulate it so that grass may grow again, and woods, meadows, heather stream and moor return to this world of dust and concrete.'”

“Behind the Sordid World of Online Assassination Betting
Jamie Bartlett 6/01/15 11:35am
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 [Clinton pay to play aides in the] U.S. government and various civil liberties groups, allowing millions of people around the world to browse the internet anonymously and securely.”

“WTC#1 47th Floor tenants [Alleged location of DLA Piper death pool betting shop] Pacific American Corporation (CS), American TCC International Group (?UB), G.Z. Stephens, National Futures Association, Quint Amasis, W.J. Export-Import, Adjusters International, Clear Forest Corporation, First Union Securities[9]”

“The United States Senate election in New York in 2000 was held on November 7, 2000. First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first First Lady to run for political office, defeated Congressman Rick Lazio. The general election coincided with the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

The race began in November 1998 when four-term incumbent New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan announced his retirement. Both the Democratic Party and Republican Party sought high-profile candidates to compete for the open seat. By early 1999 Clinton and Mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani were the likely respective nominees. The lead in statewide polls swung from Clinton to Giuliani and back to Clinton as the campaigns featured successful strategies, mistakes, and dealing with current events. In late April and May 2000, Giuliani’s medical, romantic, marital, and political lives all collided in a tumultuous four-week period, culminating in his withdrawing from the race.

The Republicans chose lesser-known Congressman Rick Lazio to replace him. The election included a record $90 million in campaign expenditures between Clinton, Lazio, and Giuliani and national visibility. Clinton showed strength in normally Republican upstate areas and a debate blunder by Lazio solidified Clinton’s previously shaky support among women. Clinton won the election in November 2000 with 55 percent of the vote to Lazio’s 43 percent.”

“The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union within the United States-based AFL-CIO representing primarily construction workers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, and stationary engineers (also called operating engineers or power engineers) who maintain heating and other systems in buildings and industrial complexes, in the United States and Canada.”

“The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is an AFL-CIO/CLC trade union representing approx. 646,933 workers as of 2006 in more than 200 industries with most of its membership in the United States and Canada.”

“The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization or PATCO was a United States trade union that operated from 1968 until its decertification in 1981 following an illegal strike that was broken by the Reagan Administration.[citation needed] The 1981 strike and defeat of PATCO was called “one of the most important events in late twentieth century U.S. labor history” by labor historian Joseph A. McCartin.[1]” 

“WTC # 1 47th floor tenants Pacific American Corporation (CS), American TCC International Group (?UB), G.Z. Stephens, National Futures Association, Quint Amasis, W.J. Export-Import, Adjusters International [Death pool trading floor for Serco shareholders and Clinton 8(a) Luddite Lenders], Clear Forest Corporation, First Union Securities[9]”

“Hillary, the Modern Day Luddite 
Dan Horowitz | Jul 17, 2015 
Never underestimate the power of an established business model as it attempts to use graft and cronyism to protect decades of profits.

That’s my take-away from Hillary Clinton’s recent and well-published speech in which she attacked Uber and other disruptive technologies for daring to innovate undermining old business structures that have to change in the face of competition from their upstart rivals. It’s called progress and it’s the hallmark of the free market-system. It’s a by product of the American Dream of entrepreneurism and “being your own boss.” Without innovation and progress, we might still be using candles instead of light bulbs, a horse and buggy instead of a car or buying vinyl records instead of streaming digital music online.

Competition and innovation is great for consumers but it can often be devastating to mid-level managers and corporate executives. Holding on to old profit models often requires the assistance of government — and politicians like Hillary are often more than willing to help.

Secretary Clinton’s attack on innovation and the “sharing economy” represented by Uber and Airbnb is a classic example of government trying to stand in the way of change. Business owners, particularly taxi cab companies and their unionized drivers, have been caught flat footed by changes and innovations brought about by Uber and Lyft. Rather than seek deregulation, taxi companies and their allies are investing in politicians – asking government to impose regulations on their competitors. They do so through campaign contributions, fundraisers and union endorsements.”

“For Immediate Release Contact 
October 28, 2015 
Jay Lederer (202) 778-2626 jlederer@iuoe.org 
Operating Engineers Endorse Hillary Clinton for President 
WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers, on the union’s endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States. “Hillary Clinton has been a champion for working people throughout her life in public service. As U.S. Senator from New York, she was a stalwart advocate for Operating Engineers. As President, we know she will stand up for the policies that put us to work and the policies that bring us home safely to our families after a hard day on-the-job. Hillary’s vision for long-term, substantial infrastructure investments, support for expanding skilled training, rigorous workplace protections, and retirement security make her the best choice for middle-class working families.” Representing 400,000 hard working men and women in the skilled trades, the IUOE has long maintained a bi-partisan approach to politics, and supports candidates on both sides of the aisle when they support issues important to Operating Engineers. The IUOE General Executive Board met with Secretary Clinton via video-conference during their regular quarterly meeting.

“It’s time to put more Americans to work modernizing our infrastructure, from rebuilding roads and bridges to repairing leaky pipelines to upgrading our water systems,” Secretary Clinton said in a statement after receiving the IUOE endorsement. “As President, I will fight to increase investment in our infrastructure and to protect the prevailing wage standards and project labor agreements that ensure construction careers open the door to a middle-class life. I’m proud to have the Operating Engineers as partners in this important work.” ### The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) represents 400,000 working men and women across the United States and Canada. Members of the IUOE are primarily operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment and crane operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, as well as a number of job classifications in the petrochemical industry.”

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GAOREPORTS-OSI-95-15/html/GAOREPORTS-OSI-95-15.htm Small Business Administration: 8(a) Is Vulnerable to Program and Contractor Abuse (Letter Report, 09/07/95, GAO/OSI-95-15). The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) program is intended to develop and promote businesses that are owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged persons. Members of Congress have raised concerns that weaknesses in program management and administration may make the 8(a) program vulnerable to exploitation by individuals or corporations that have used illegal or improper means to participate in and benefit from the program. To develop case studies, GAO initially selected four firms for investigation on the basis of indicators, or “red flags,” of potential regulatory violations and criminal misconduct. Due to time constraints and the destruction of records resulting from the Oklahoma City bombing, this report focuses on the following two firms: I-NET, Inc. of Bethesda, Maryland, and Technical and Management Services Corporation of Calverton, Maryland.”

“The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union within the United States-based AFL-CIO representing primarily construction workers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, and stationary engineers (also called operating engineers or power engineers) who maintain heating and other systems in buildings and industrial complexes, in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1896, it currently represents roughly 400,000 workers in approximately 170 local unions and operates nearly 100 apprenticeship programs.

..Local 115, based in Burnaby, British Columbia Canada, represents over 10,000 skilled workers in construction, road building, transportation, mining, aviation and various industrial sectors throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. Local 115’s Business Manager is Brian Cochrane and its President is Wayne Mills. Local 115 runs a Training Institute that is accredited with Private Career Training Institutions and delivers programs in accordance with British Columbia’s Industry Training Authority. Students learn how to operate many different pieces of heavy equipment in a real-life environment at its Maple Ridge Training Facility, a 41-acre site operated by the Training Association. This state-of-the-art facility also features a facility and heavy equipment inventory worth more than $3 million as well as computer simulation equipment. Courses are also offered in other centres around the region. Experienced and professional instructors provide courses in excavator, backhoe, dozer, grader, asphalt lay down, and aggregate/asphalt plant. Local 115 also provide all courses necessary for the BC Association of Crane Safety ticketing process.”

“Serco Combined Resilience Exercising 

Types of Exercise Workshop Exercises These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurized environment.

They are an ideal way of developing solutions, procedures and plans rather than the focus being on decision making. Table Top Exercises These involve a realistic scenario and will follow a time line, either in real-time or with time jumps to concentrate on the more important areas. The participants would be expected to be familiar with the plans and procedures that are being used although the exercise tempo and complexity can be adjusted to suit the current state of training and readiness. Simulation and media play can be used to support the exercise. Table-top exercises help develop teamwork and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their roles and that of other agencies and organisations.

Command/Control Post Exercises These are designed primarily to exercise the senior leadership and support staff in collective planning and decision making within a strategic grouping. Ideally such exercises would be run from the real command and control locations and using their communications and information systems. This could include a mix of locations and varying levels of technical simulation support. The Gold Standard system is flexible to allow the tempo and intensity to be adjusted to ensure maximum training benefit, or to fully test and evaluate the most important aspects of a plan. Such exercises also test information flow, communications, equipment, procedures, decision making and coordination.

Simulation and Media Support 

The method of delivering an exercise is flexible and will be designed with the client to meet their requirements with options ranging from simple paper-based delivery through to full use of their real communications systems [Red Switch Network and Hawkeye onion router surveillance aircraft] and advance computer simulation [In Trump’s death pool and war room suites]. In addition, media play can also be added in the form of news injects and the provision of experienced journalists and television crews to help test procedures and also assist in training key staff. 

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“Serco Awarded $95 Million Patent Classification Contract with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
November 30, 2015 
RESTON, VA – November 30, 2015 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today the Company has been awarded a patent classification services contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Serco will provide initial patent classification and reclassification services to support USPTO’s core mission of examining, granting, and disseminating patents and trademarks. The recompete contract has a one-year base period with four one-year option periods, and is valued at $95 million over the five-year period, if all options and award terms are exercised.

Serco’s highly trained Scientists and Engineers are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and applying classification symbols to newly submitted patent applications to assist with the USPTO examination process. Throughout the classification process, our team performs comprehensive performance management; quality assurance; information security; training; knowledge management; and IT support, engineering, and development of custom software.

Serco has supported the USPTO under this program since its inception in 2006, and currently processes approximately 1,600 applications a day, and over 400,000 applications annually. Under the contract, Serco has been instrumental in assisting the USPTO as it transitioned to a new international classification standard called Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) and will continue to provide services within CPC that enables the USPTO to align and lead within the global intellectual property environment. Work on this program will continue to take place in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

“We are extremely honored to have been selected to continue to deliver patent classification services to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” said Dan Allen, Chairman and CEO of Serco Inc. “Our team continues our focus on operational excellence and incorporating innovative solutions, for classification services, in the most economic and efficient manner.”

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 10,000 employees and an annual revenue of $1.2 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $5.9 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco-na.com.”

Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post. The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas. Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area. The [al-Qaeda sleeper cell] contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.”

“The Telgraph .. Police drop investigation into Serco prisoner [extortionist] transport contract 
The outsourcing group said there was no evidence of individual or corporate wrongdoing 
The [Vampire] City of London Police has closed an investigation into Serco’s prisoner transport contract after more than a year of work, enabling the firm to continue with the contract until 2018. The Ministry of Justice called in the police in August 2013 to examine whether Serco had misleadingly recorded prisoners as being ready for court when they were not, in order to meet the performance criteria of the contract.”

“Super Serco bulldozes ahead 
UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 1 September 2004 
SERCO has come a long way since the 1960s when it ran [Resilience exercises and] the ‘four-minute warning’ system to alert the nation to a ballistic missile attack.”

“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation [outsourced by David Cameron at Treasury] 
… 8 January 2015 
Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit [bullshit] over the next decade. .. · 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 [Death-pool] trading in the City through NPLTime.”

Yours sincerely,

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

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