Kelly 170: Serco’s Patents Arm Clinton Demons, CAI ‘s Anthrax-Powder Junket, Wilbur-Boudin’s 8(a) Greeks

General John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20528

Open letter from the Cloud Centric Crime Scene Investigators of Abel Danger

December 26, 2017

Dear General Kelly:

Please accept Brief 170 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – on Serco‘s apparent use of Demon face recognition software to qualify the associates of former patent lawyer Hillary Clinton with images of ritualized child abuse or sadomasochistic sex before allowing them to be armed with weaponized devices licensed by, or procured through, patentees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

McConnell believes that Serco agents armed Mrs. Clinton’s associates in the CAI Private Equity Group with junket software supporting Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes (US 8512129 B2 – Co-inventor Howard Lutnick; Filing date 30 Apr 2001) and powder derived from a Method of making silica nanoparticles (US 5770022 A – Published June 23, 1998; originally assigned to Dow Corning Corporation, Northwestern University), so that qualified insiders could bet on times of victim deaths or body counts after letters containing anthrax spores mixed with silica spore powder to increase dispersivity, were mailed on October 9, 2001 to two Democratic U.S. Senators (Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy).

McConnell believes that Serco is deploying a Method for efficient management of certificate revocation lists and update information (US 5699431 – Original assignee Northern Telecom Limited (Nortel); Filing date November 13, 1995) to stand down crime-scene investigators so that Clinton’s Greek Life associates including Wilbur Ross (Kappa Beta Phi), Serco‘s former investment banker at N M Rothschild & Sons and Chesa Boudin (Phi Beta Kappa), the son of Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, can allegedly continue to deploy 8(a) patented weapons and tactics (PWAT?) teams to kill Americans and escape justice.

Field McConnell is standing by to brief you on his planned request to Congress that it authorize the President of the United States to issue letters of marque and reprisal to a detachment of veteran Marines which would allow them to seize, subdue and take any assets, patented in whole or in part, then or now in the custody of Serco‘s private equity groups (privateers) or its shareholders or its investment banker N M Rothschild, at the U.S. Patent Office which are believed to have been used in the mass-casualty events of 9/11 or the subsequent attacks on senators with letters apparently laced with anthrax spores and silica nanoparticles.

SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note agents for Northern Trust and the Teachers (TIAA) Pension Fund would have met with agents of the government of Saudi Arabia on the 47th floor of WTC 1 on 9/11]

Yours sincerely,

Field McConnell
USMC 0116513
P O Box 39
Plum City WI 54761″

“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – [Marine Corps Base] Camp Pendleton, CA 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.”

“The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case name, occurred within the United States over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators (Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy), killing 5 people and infecting 17 others. According to the FBI, the ensuing investigation became “one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement.”[1] ‘’’Two more anthrax letters, bearing the same Trenton postmark, were dated October 9, three weeks after the first mailing. The letters were addressed to two Democratic Senators, Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont. At the time, Daschle was the Senate Majority leader and Leahy was head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Daschle letter was opened by an aide, Grant Leslie, on October 15, and the government mail service was shut down. The unopened Leahy letter was discovered in an impounded mailbag on November 16. The Leahy letter had been misdirected to the State Department mail annex in Sterling, Virginia, because a ZIP code was misread; a postal worker there, David Hose, contracted inhalational anthrax.

More potent than the first anthrax letters, the material in the Senate letters was a highly refined dry powder consisting of about one gram of nearly pure spores. A series of conflicting news reports appeared, some claiming the powders had been “weaponized” with silica. Bioweapons experts who later viewed images of the attack anthrax saw no indication of “weaponization”.[18] Tests by Sandia National Laboratories in early 2002 confirmed that the attack powders were not weaponized.[19][20]”

“Technical Intelligence in Retrospect: The 2001 Anthrax Letters Powder … Feb 15, 2007 – Special attention is paid to a reconstructive analysis of the sabotage spore powder (SSP) contained in the lethal letters, and its structure. The anthrax bacterium is a pathogen of major concern, whose potency is afforded by the aerial dispersibility attained through the peculiar powdery texture of the material …”

“Method of making silica nanoparticles
US 5770022 A
A method of making silicon oxide nanoparticles possessing photoluminescence in the blue and green part of the visible spectrum when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light. The silicon oxide nanoparticles are formed in a chamber containing a direct current (dc) electric arc that generates a plasma in an oxygen-containing atmosphere. In the chamber, silicon is used as the anode, and the cathode can be copper (Cu) or tungsten (W). The use of silicon as an electrode is enabled by doping silicon with boron to a sufficiently high electronic conductivity, and orienting the two electrodes vertically in the chamber, so that the silicon anode is lowermost to contain silicon in the anode when it melts and vaporizes in the arc. The silicon oxide nanoparticles are collected on a cold plate adjacent to the arc.

Publication number: US5770022 A
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 08/870,015
Publication date: Jun 23, 1998
Filing date: Jun 5, 1997
Priority date: Jun 5, 1997
Fee status: Lapsed
Also published as: US5962132
Inventors: Robert Pang Heng Chang, Jeffrey Michael Lauerhaas, Tobin Jay Marks, Udo C. Pernisz
Original Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation, Northwestern University
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (89), Classifications (13),Legal Events (6)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet”

“Strange sorority fixation was link that led to anthrax suspect
By Joe Johns and Andy Segal, CNN
Updated 2:01 PM ET, Sat October 1, 2011
Nancy Haigwood helped solve the 2001 anthrax attacks

She tipped the FBI to ex-classmate Bruce Ivins, a leading anthrax researcher

Haigwood recalled Ivins’ strange obsession with her sorority

It took the FBI four years to focus its investigation on Ivins

Nancy Haigwood’s career as a scientific researcher in Seattle was on the rise in 2001, when her memory of a sorority-obsessed university classmate helped lead federal investigators to the man they say was responsible for the anthrax attacks in the months following 9/11. But for the first four and a half years, her tip was low priority.

Ten years ago, anthrax-laced letters began showing up at the U.S. Capitol and news agencies in Florida and New York. The anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001 killed five people and sickened 17 others.

In the beginning, the anthrax letters seemed like the work of Islamist extremists. They were postmarked within weeks of the September 11 attacks, and the letters sent to then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Sen. Patrick Leahy declared “Death to America. Death to Israel.”

But based on a recurring mixture of Arabic and English expressions in the letters (“Allah is Great”) and the high quality of the anthrax spores that spilled out of the envelopes, the FBI announced in November 2001 that it was looking for a rogue insider.

The suspect was not an al Qaeda jihadist, the FBI believed, but more likely someone from within the biotech industry.

The FBI e-mailed members of the American Society for Microbiology in January 2002 asking for help. The feds suspected the anthrax mailer could be a researcher or technician with legitimate access to deadly germs and a high degree of technical knowledge.

“It is very likely that one or more of you know this individual,” the FBI’s e-mail said.

Out of 43,000 e-mails, only one person responded: Nancy Haigwood.

“It was as though something clicked,” she said in a recent interview from her lab in Portland, Oregon where she directs one of eight National Primate Research Centers. “I just thought I might actually know the person.”

The Kappa connection

Haigwood had met Bruce Ivins in the mid-1970s during graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recalled his incessant questions about her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Having joined the sorority as an undergraduate, Haigwood stayed involved as the adult adviser at the UNC chapter. Ivins, she says, always asked her for information about Kappa Kappa Gamma.

“Every time I talked to him, nearly, he would mention it,” says Haigwood. “And finally I said, ‘You know, Bruce, that’s enough!'”

Ivins’ obsession with Haigwood and her sorority continued years after they graduated from UNC. Ivins had started his job at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases — USAMRIID — at Fort Detrick, Maryland, in 1980. Haigwood, too, was living and working in suburban Washington.

One day in 1982, she came home to find her sidewalk, fence and car spray-painted with red graffiti: “K K Γ” — the Greek letters of her sorority.

“Because of the Kappa connection, I immediately thought of Bruce Ivins,” Haigwood said.

Five months later, the Frederick News-Post published a letter to the editor under Haigwood’s name. The author, purporting to be “a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma,” defended fraternity and sorority hazing by as a way to “strengthen the mettle of pledges” and “build loyalty … in the all-important weeding-out process.”

Nothing could have been further from Haigwood’s true beliefs, she says.

After calling the newspaper to disavow the letter, Haigwood called Ivins to confront him. “I said, ‘This can only be you and you have to stop'” Haigwood says. “He said he didn’t do it. But, of course, then, I knew he was lying.”

Ivins investigates the crime

In 2001, as the anthrax letters terrorized the country, Ivins still worked at Fort Detrick’s bio-weapons defense institute, USAMRIID, as a civilian microbiologist and one of the agency’s top anthrax experts.

The institute houses the Pentagon’s main laboratories for developing vaccines to protect against biological weapons.

Former colleague Gerry Andrews described Ivins as an “outgoing, friendly guy” with a “wry sense of humor.”

Ivins was “quirky, socially awkward,” according to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Adamovicz, a retired Fort Detrick microbiologist.

But none of his colleagues seemed to know that Ivins had a secret, double life plagued by mental health problems so severe that psychiatrists would later describe him as “a predator.”

When the anthrax letters first started showing up, federal agents turned to Fort Detrick researchers for help with their investigation.

But realizing that the scientists with the expertise to solve the crime also had the expertise to commit it, investigators administered polygraph exams to some of the USAMRIID staff.

Ivins seemed to pass, although experts would later question those results.

He was soon hard at work analyzing the deadly powdered anthrax spores.

On November 14, 2001, Ivins e-mailed photos of himself to Nancy Haigwood, as well as former colleagues and family members, that showed him working with what he called “the now infamous” strain of anthrax used in the attacks.

The e-mail was striking, says Haigwood, because “we publish our work. We talk about it at conferences. [But] we don’t e-mail photos with anthrax.”

To Haigwood, it seemed that Ivins “wanted his former colleagues and friends to know that he was doing important work.

“To me, he was projecting, ‘Look at me, I’m working with anthrax, in case you forgot,'” she said.

One picture stood out: a photo of Ivins without gloves supposedly handling a sample of anthrax. Haigwood interpreted this lack of the most rudimentary protection as a bragging message from Ivins, “a sign [that] ‘I’m immune.'”

“It was more an ‘Oh, no!’ than an ‘Aha!’ moment,” she says.

That’s what triggered her call to the FBI in February 2002.

“We didn’t know [then] how it related to the crime,” says Thomas Dellafera, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service team leader on the anthrax investigation. “So, at that time, it sort of was tabled, if you will.”

He says her information “was put in … the Bruce Ivins file” and she was asked to stay in touch with Ivins and keep everyone posted.

Meanwhile, federal investigators began focusing on former USAMRIID researcher Steven Hatfill.

The wrong man

At the time of the anthrax attacks, Steven Hatfill worked at SAIC, a government contractor. Before the attacks, he had proposed a study on the risk of anthrax being sent through the mail, which included PowerPoint presentations about a “single letter” being sent to “government agencies” and “news agencies.”

“That was very interesting to us,” said Dellafera of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “That is what happened. Almost prescient, right?”

Hatfill said the material was for his consulting work training first responders, doctors and Army medics in how to handle biological threats.

But, according to the government, eight people flagged Hatfill to investigators as a possible suspect. Federal agents searched his apartment in June 2002, and two months later, then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft labeled him a “person of interest.”

“I am not the anthrax killer,” Hatfill declared in a statement to the news media. “I have never, ever worked with anthrax in my life.”

But, adding to the suspicion, Hatfill had a series of prescriptions for Cipro, the antibiotic of choice for treating anthrax. The government would eventually acknowledge that Hatfill used the Cipro to treat a recurrent sinus infection.

In 2003, Hatfill sued the government for leaking information about him to the news media, alleged violations of the Privacy Act. Five years later, the government settled the case by paying Hatfill $5.8 million. As for the criminal investigation, the government would later acknowledge that Hatfill was innocent.

FBI closes case, but questions still linger

After a lull in the case, investigators in 2006 turned their attention to Bruce Ivins.

“Those years, he was not an apparent suspect, not a serious suspect,” Nancy Haigwood said, referring to the more than four years after she first alerted the FBI about Ivins. “And then the vise started to squeeze.”

Federal agents had documented a pattern of Ivins’ after-hours work in his lab, alone, shortly before the anthrax letters were mailed. Scientists hired by the FBI had matched four genetic mutations in the attack anthrax to the same mutations in a flask of anthrax in Ivins’ lab, labeled RMR-1029. And investigators noted Ivins’ own words, referring in his e-mails to his deep psychological problems — “being eaten alive inside” by what he called “paranoid, delusional thoughts.”

More than six years into the anthrax investigation, according to investigators, Ivins would admit to authorities that he had written the letter to the Frederick News-Post under Nancy Haigwood’s name. He also admitted to vandalizing her home in 1982 and breaking into two Kappa Kappa Gamma houses to steal material on the sorority’s secret codes and rituals.

Ivins told investigators, “It’s more than an interest in KKG; it’s an obsession,” according to Edward Montooth, the then-FBI Inspector in charge.

Federal agents say Ivins traced his twisted relationship with Kappa Kappa Gamma back to his college days at the University of Cincinnati. By his own account, Ivins was turned down for a date by a fellow undergraduate, a member of the sorority, and his resentment festered for 40 years.

Investigators were beginning to make a connection between his sorority obsession and the anthrax letters.

Ivins denied having anything to do with the anthrax letters. And investigators had no direct evidence linking Ivins to the crime: no DNA on the letters, no fingerprints, no eyewitness.

“How [the anthrax] was made, how it was prepared, where it was done, over what period of time — there’s a total void of evidence,” Ivins’ attorney, Paul Kemp, said in a recent CNN interview.

Many of his former colleagues say Ivins could not have made that much dried anthrax at the Fort Detrick facility without being detected.

But by July 2008, federal prosecutors believed they had enough circumstantial evidence to indict Ivins for use of a weapon of mass destruction — a potential death-penalty crime.

They theorized that his motive was to boost interest and funding for a new anthrax vaccine he had helped to invent, which he apparently feared had become a low priority.

Before Ivins could be charged, he took an overdose of an over-the-counter painkiller. He was pronounced dead on July 29, 2008.

In 2010, federal authorities formally closed their investigation, summarizing that “Ivins alone mailed the anthrax letters.”

Prosecutors were convinced they had solved a crucial aspect of the mystery: why the anthrax letters were mailed from Princeton, New Jersey. The nondescript but heavily contaminated drop box was on Nassau Street — across from Princeton University.

It had taken several years from the time Nancy Haigwood first contacted the FBI about Bruce Ivins for investigators to make what they believe to be the critical connection:

The mailbox on Nassau Street was just a few doors from a building that leased office space to a sorority: Kappa Kappa Gamma.”

“Chesa Boudin, a Rhodes Scholar, completed his second Masters degree in public policy in Latin America at Oxford University in 2006. In 2003 he graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with honors in the history department and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has been profiled on the front page of the NY Times and been interviewed on CNN 
and in dozens of newspapers and radio programs. He has been invited to 
give over 100 lectures in English and Spanish at venues across the US 
and on three continents on topics ranging from the impact of parental 
incarceration to Latin American politics, from community service in
 universities to US foreign policy.

Chesa has visited over 80 countries and all seven continents. He used 
his time abroad to learn fluent Spanish and Portuguese. He translated 
Understanding the Bolivarian Revolution: Hugo Chavez Speaks with Marta
 Harnecker into English (Monthly Review Press, 2005). He is a co-editor 
of Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Young Rebels Speak Out (Nation Books, 2005) and a co-author of The Venezuelan Revolution:
 100 Questions – 100 Answers (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006). His latest book,
 Gringo: A Coming of Age in Latin America, was published in 2009 by Scribner. He graduated from Yale Law School in 2011.

Chesa Boudin is the son of Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. He was raised by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.”

“Method for efficient management of certificate revocation lists and update information
US 5699431 A
A method which allows implementation of the revocation of public-key certificates facilitates engineering of certificate revocation lists (CRLs). It solves the practical problem of CRLs potentially growing to unmanageable lengths by allowing CRLs to be segmented, based on size considerations or priority considerations related to revocation reasons. The method is used to distribute CRL information to users of certificate-based public-key systems. It is also applied more generally to update any field in a certificate by reference to a secondary source of authenticated information.

Publication number: US5699431 A
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 08/556,360
Publication date: Dec 16, 1997
Filing date: Nov 13, 1995
Priority date: Nov 13, 1995
Fee status: Paid
Inventors: Paul C. Van Oorschot, Warwick S. Ford, Stephen W. Hillier, Josanne Otway
Original Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (9), Non-Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (194),Classifications (5), Legal Events (11)”

“Dr. William Thornton (May 20, 1759 – March 28, 1828) was a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol, an authentic polymath. He also served as the first Architect of the Capitol and first [Privateer] Superintendent of the United States Patent Office. … Upon the abolition of the board in 1802, President Jefferson appointed Thornton the first Superintendent of the Patent Office. When Washington was burned by the British in 1814, Thornton convinced them not to burn the Patent Office because of its importance to mankind. He held the position from June 1, 1802 until his death in 1828 in Washington, DC. During his tenure, he introduced innovations including the patent reissue practice, which survives to this day.[9] Some of Thornton’s reputation as an inventor is due to abuse of his position in the Patent Office. His improvements to John Fitch’s 1788 steamboat are patented but didn’t work. [10] When John Hall applied for a patent on a new breech-loading rifle in 1811, Thornton claimed he had also invented it. As proof, he showed Hall a Ferguson rifle, a British gun dating from 1776, refusing to issue the patent unless it was in his name as well as Hall’s name. [11]”

“1819 June 14. (Jefferson to Thomas McAuley). “I have heard of the Alpha, Phi, Beta and Kappa society, but never understood either it’s location or object. when I was a student of Wm, & Mary college of this state there existed a society called the F.H.C. society, confined to a number of six students only, of which I was a member, but it had no useful object. nor do I know whether it now exists.” 15″

“Nortel Government Solutions, in collaboration with the Department of Justice (DOJ), built the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) — a centralized system for automating the collection of fingerprint, photographic and biographic data, submitting this data to the FBI, and sharing it with participating law enforcement agencies nationwide”

“Cryptographic apparatus and method
US 4200770 A
A cryptographic system transmits a computationally secure cryptogram over an insecure communication channel without prearrangement of a cipher key. A secure cipher key is generated by the conversers from transformations of exchanged transformed signals. The conversers each possess a secret signal and exchange an initial transformation of the secret signal with the other converser. The received transformation of the other converser’s secret signal is again transformed with the receiving converser’s secret signal to generate a secure cipher key. The transformations use non-secret operations that are easily performed but extremely difficult to invert. It is infeasible for an eavesdropper to invert the initial transformation to obtain either conversers’ secret signal, or duplicate the latter transformation to obtain the secure cipher key.

Publication number: US4200770 A
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 05/830,754
Publication date: Apr 29, 1980
Filing date: Sep 6, 1977
Priority date: Sep 6, 1977
Inventors: Martin E. Hellman, Bailey W. Diffie, Ralph C. Merkle
Original Assignee: Stanford University
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Non-Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (1299), Classifications (9)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
The Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Grant No. ENG-10173 of the National Science Foundation and IPA No. 0005.”

“September 11, 2000 – Hells Angels, Starnet and Crime of the Future
By John William Tuohy
….This may or may not explain the phenomenal growth of a Starnet Communications, a Vancouver-based Internet Casino software operator.

Before its spectacular fall from grace, Starnet was the pride of Vancouver, where it was hailed as an Internet success story. Its founder, Ken Lelek was hailed as an Internet pioneer. A local boy made good through hard work and dedication to a dream. Even the national government praised their rapid rise to the top. Starnet’s stock was considered one of the best buys on the market, and in less then a year its price leaped from 37.5 cents to a high of $29 by July of 1999. At its peak, Starnet’s paper value neared $900 million. In fact, 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.” Starnet’s revenues for fiscal 1999 totaled $9.7 million.

Starnet was the up and comer.

Then it all fell apart. At the break of dawn on August 20, 1999, in Vancouver’s seediest neighborhood, several squads of heavily armed members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police kicked in the steel-vaulted security door to Starnet’s corporate office and working around the clock over the next three days seized all of the company files, papers and computer equipment.

The Starnet probe, dubbed “Project Enigma,” by the federal police, even searched through the garbage at the homes of company executives and impounded their personnel phone books.

The raid on Starnet shocked Vancouver and the Internet business community. However, the raid was the culmination of an 18-month probe of Starnet’s operation, which the RCMP was now describing “substantially and fundamentally an illegal enterprise.” involved in pornography and money laundering through the Internet. This is no small charge considering the CIA claims that Vancouver is the new center for the illegal sex trade in North America.

Police also said that the company’s adult-entertainment Web sites contain graphic depiction’s of sadomasochism, which violated Canada’s anti-obscenity laws.

The day after the raid, Starnet honcho’s tried to empty the company’s bank accounts but police had already frozen the accounts. Starnet’s once promising stock plunged to its value of less then two dollars a share. It withdrew its application to Nasdaq and quietly, and quickly, relocated its headquarters to Antigua, far beyond the reach of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police or the U.S. Customs Service and the Internal Revenue Service which are now also investigating Starnet.

It turned out that Starnet was far more then the hapless casino software developer it claimed to be. The company had branched out from providing software to running its own on line gambling casinos. Starnet was also selling sex, lots of it including Gay porn, live strip shows and all manner of hard-core pornography with customers in more than 60 countries.

But it was the alleged illegal wagering that brought around a police sting. Officers posing as Canadian and American gamblers approached Starnet and placed bets with them, a violation of Canada’s rigid anti gambling laws since Starnet didn’t have a license to provide gambling services.

Then new light was shed on Starnet’s founder Ken Lelek, who now denied any substantial role in the company, a statement the police flatly dispute. According to the national police, Lelek was close to Lloyd Robnson, whom prosecutors and organized crime experts identified as a leader in the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Clubs Vancouver branch which is noted for its violent behavior and dealing in narcotics.

Further digging showed that Lelek and Robnson ran a booking agency strippers for nightclubs which provided strippers for Starnets live Internet shows. And although the police won’t confirm or deny it, the word around Ottawa’s official circuit is that the RCMP opened its investigation of Starnet based on the Hells Angels link.”

“Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes
US 8512129 B2
Systems and methods for real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes are presented. Clients are first qualified and given wagering limits before being allowed to interactively wager on event outcomes. Event outcomes may be based on, for example, financial markets and indices, sporting and entertainment events, casino performances, and natural phenomena such as weather and earthquakes. Events on which wagers can be placed include both those with known and unknown outcome probabilities, and wagers can be a fixed-odds type or a spread-bet type. Wager transactions, including acceptances and confirmations, are executed in real time. Clients can customize displays of events on which they are authorized to wager. Real-time client credit management, automatic dealer hedging, automatic price-spread adjustments, and automatic client and dealer defined wagering limits are also provided.

Publication number: US8512129 B2
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 09/846,025
Publication date: Aug 20, 2013
Filing date: Apr 30, 2001
Priority date: May 1, 2000
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: CA2407679A1, 17 More »
Inventors: Philip M Ginsberg, Andrew C Gilbert, Howard W Lutnick, Lewis Findlay
Original Assignee: Cfph, Llc
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (181), Non-Patent Citations (83), Referenced by (5),Classifications (16), Legal Events (3)”

Clinton Attends NYC Fundraiser
November 12, 2015 Categories Campaign Events Tags Cantor Fitzgerald, CEO, Chairman, Clinton, debate, Democratic, fundraiser, Hillary, Hillary Rodham Clinton, home, Howard Lutnick, New York, New York City, NYC, press, private, Saturday
Clinton attends a private fundraiser in Connecticut on June 5
On Wednesday night, Hillary Rodham Clinton attended a private fundraiser in New York City. The event was held at the home of Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald. As with all private fundraisers, it was closed to the press.

Clinton has no events scheduled between now and Saturday’s Democratic Debate. For all the latest, follow our Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.”

“The issue of marque and reprisal was raised before Congress after the September 11 attacks[36] and again on July 21, 2007, by Congressman Ron Paul. The attacks were defined as acts of “air piracy” and the Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001 was introduced, which would have granted the president the authority to use letters of marque and reprisal against the specific terrorists, instead of warring against a foreign state. The terrorists were compared to pirates in that they are difficult to fight by traditional military means.[37] Paul on April 15, 2009, also advocated the use of letters of marque to address the issue of Somali pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden. However, the bills Paul introduced were not enacted into law.”

“H.R. 3076 (107th): September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001 .. To authorize the President of the United States to issue letters of marque and reprisal with respect to certain acts of air piracy upon the United States on September 11, 2001, and other similar acts of war planned for the future.”

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