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The Story of the Secret base on Dominica and the Murders that Followed. 
by Vince Lodato, Ph.D.

In the Caribbean, is the tiny Island of Dominica, not the Dominican Republic.  This small island nation was once a territory of England, and only recently  was granted sovereignty.

The Question is: "Why a secret "private non USA" base in this country?"

This tiny nature island has a small native population. It is located near the equator and between the two continents and is ideally and geographically positioned for satellite communications. Since it has its own sovereignty, it  is very difficult for any law enforcement agencies to monitor and/or  investigate.

But the most important reason for this base is: There is the tremendous  amount of geothermal energy. It has the only Boiling Lake in the world. To  run a secret "non USA" Project Echelon base (see an earlier post: Sunday November  14,1999 on Project Echelon), it takes allot of energy...and this is an  independent renewable energy resource that would attract minimal attention  while in continual operation. This type of energy source has been built near  an Indian Reservation for a cost of only $25,000,000...and not used for  farming, commercial, industrial or public use.

Last year this has been confirmed by a reliable source from within Dominica  the geothermal power plant exists. Also Danny Casolaro, when alive, through a  Mr. Nichols in California was made aware of this source. He reported this  observation in his notes. Casolaro was going to expose the connections  between some unauthorized black projects involving Hughes, (an Octopus  company), and the power Elite. He was given this information by a government  employee and had hard evidence of who was the head of the Octopus Group..(see  Bill Hamilton's post under the quoted above reported post) and shortly after  his investigation he was killed.

Dominica has off shore gambling, and off shore banking. You can become a  citizen there for a fee of $50,000.00 and enjoy a tax haven. It is a very  quite island inhabited mainly by native Indians. In the CIA fact book it is  listed as a place for farming, relatively quite, but used on the drug routes  between the Americas. There is no mention of this geothermal power plant. 

Finally on this tiny quite will find the nerve center, a secret  base, for the information flow of the world...and a "NON USA" Private Project  Echelon...being powered by this geothermal energy plant. 

Right after the Grenada Crisis, ties were established between the "Power  Elite of the USA" and Dominica. This nation gained its independence in 1978. Dominica's Defense group is divided into two segments: the regular police between 500-700 individuals, and a Special Service Unit (SSU) of a few hundred personnel. The SSU was originally privately funded and entrusted with  the National Security of Dominica. From time to time these two units have  clashed. In the Late 1980's Dominica's Government passed the State Security Act giving the SSU "Broad Powers" supposedly for preserving National Security. The interesting part of the SSU, is that Mr. Nichols, an American, was the first head of the SSU and well connected with the Octopus Group.

This  is the same Mr. Nichols who gave Casolaro the information about the  geothermal power plant in Dominica. As of this posting the SSU is alive and  well in Dominica, and so is the power plant.

Project Echelon is a multinational government venture between the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The purpose is to be able to gather ALL  information and process it via using computers, satellites, and all  telecommunication equipment. France has tried to build their own system, and  CHINA has one now. We can understand the reason why countries desire such a protect their sovereignty. Danny Casolaro found out that Project  ECHELON was going private, and that a listening post, an underground base,  was set up on the tiny Island of Dominica. The builders of such a system  included the "OCTOPUS COMPANIES" plus the power Elite of the world. (See an  earlier post about the Octopus companies.) In the new millennium, it is the  direction of control of information that will rule the world...this is
accomplished by the "NEW" Private (non USA) Echelon Project, and one of the
KEY locations exist on the Island of Dominica.  This last bit of information cost him his life, and in an indirect manner it  cost the lives of Dr. Moshe Lubin of Hampshire Instrument, and was  instrumental in the murder of Joan LoDato, the brother of one of the  principals of BBE.

Danny Casolaro started on Inslaw. The last thing before his death, he was investigating the project on the Island of Dominica, and relating it to the  Octopus companies, and some people in Colorado, California, and good old New York City -- the financial district. Danny believed the leader lived in New  York, and was a past Treasury Secretary. Vince, you are right about Echelon.

The late Senator Church, head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee worried
about its makers (the Octopus companies) taking it private. The Senator was
right and so are you! 

We reported earlier of a secret base on the Island of Dominica, that is a NON USA GOVERNMENT facility. Some of the people who are aware of this base are the leaders of the octopus companies such as: Dr Armstrong the present CEO of  AT&T, Louis Gerstner, the CEO of IBM, John Akers, a Partner in Lehman  Brothers. All three are members of the CFR and two are members of the  Trilateral Commission. This base is a NWO secret information center (their  Project Echelon)

In New York City, the Head of the Octopus, that Danny Casolaro discovered was  Douglas Dillon, past Secretary of the US Treasury and past Ambassador to France ....he was intimately related to the CFR, IMF, World Bank, knew the  Warburgs quite well, and has a very long association with the Rockefeller  Family, etc. Mr. Dillon was the tie between the USA "Power Elite" and the  European "Power Elite". He knew about Project Echelon and the multinational  relations between the respective countries. He was the major "financial  architect" for bringing this project "private." 

The late Senator Church, head  of the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned the Congress about the potential  of Echelon going private, and the effect on the National Security of the USA,  namely the loss of constitutional rights.

The plan is to control the information flow, introduce a global smart card  for all, and control all the global finances via the privatization of Project  Echelon by its builders, these multinational high technology corporations  headed by the "Power Elite." In an earlier post the major Octopus companies  are identified on the RMN board. Ask Rayelyn Allen, for more information about these companies. She can help you.  In concluding, this is what lead Danny Casolaro all over the world from P2, to England, to all the major banks, etc, etc.

He started this with Inslaw and uncovered this gigantic financial global power  plan.

The NSA intercepted some messages that linked the Octopus companies and Mr.
Dillon. A whistleblower in the NSA who saw that the Constitution of the USA  was, and still is, in grave danger by these so called protectors of the USA  way of life gave Danny hard evidence of linking Dillon, the Octopus  companies, and the secret Dominica base. The whistleblower feared that this  information would be squelched by the small but effective Octopus cabal  agents within certain areas of the NSA and this would not get into  appropriate hands within the NSA. Hence his communications with Danny  Casolaro was to insure that the US Congress had this hard evidence. Senator  Byrd's staff was aware of this before Danny died. Octopus agents were  dispersed and you know the rest. Finally Ambassador Dillon, I believe is  still alive, lives in NYC, and in his 90's. 

IBM has sold and continues to sell supercomputers to the PRC that are linked  with the PRC's bases throughout the world. Two such locations are the missile  tracking and Echelon stations in Kiribati and Guinea. The island nation of  Kiribati is composed of three groups; the Gilbert Islands, Line Islands and Phoenix Island. They received their independence from the UK in 1979. On the  Gilbert Islands, the PRC has a tracking station for ICBM monitoring. This  station is located near the equator and most likely acts as a listening post  for the Chinese Echelon project.

IBM's super computer technology is critical for these stations. In the recent  past the US Government awarded a huge National Laboratory supercomputer  technology contract to IBM, while at the same time IBM tired to destroy Cray Technology, an American company--the inventors of the supercomputer. Some of  this technology was used in the super computers sold to the PRC by IBM. 

In West Africa in Guinea, formerly known as French Guinea, there is a very  heavy PRC Chinese contingency at this young nation. In the comparison of this country with the island nation of Dominica there are striking similarities. (On Dominica there is/or was/ a secret "private" Echelon Project --see a much  lower post in early Nov. 1999). It was confirmed by a source in the  Washington DC area, that there is a PRC monitoring base for the guidance of  ICBM and the Chinese Project Echelon. With these facts, IBM continues to sell  the latest super computers to the PRC, just for the GREEN, and forgot about the Red, White and Blue. But IBM takes the GREEN from the Red, White and  Blue.

The lobbying efforts of IBM at NSA, the Congress, and in the White House  through Podesta Associates is extraordinary. It is quite obvious that IBM must  have made some deals to circumvent the sale of supercomputer technology to  the PRC--even in light of these secret bases.

Just to demonstrate the foolishness of IBM/NSA scenario. If the back door is there on these supercomputers, then the Chinese can perform modifications  whereby selected data that was spied upon will "returns spurious  information". So Echelon can become "highly ineffective" in communicating  information to the USA policy makers. Remember this information is  transferred indirectly to the Congress and the Administration. If we go a  step further, since the DoD is using this information for tactical and  strategic planning it is devastating to the Security of the USA. If there
are  back doors then the effect Echelon coupled with the IBM's supercomputer
sales is the best offensive weapon system the PRC possesses against the USA.

The Chinese understand IBM great need to sell; IBM has a hold via lobbying on
NSA; and NSA's Echelon is an integral part of our intelligence community;  therefore the Chinese penetrated the inner secrets of the USA via this  avenue. If this is in the Cox report then it should be PUBLIC and an open  debate occur in the Congress. This will aid immensely for world security.  However if IBM/NSA has no back door on these supercomputers, and since these  supercomputers are used directly against the USA, then at present, and for  the time being, all supercomputer of this type (IBM's RS6000 series etc)  should be banned for sale to the PRC. We can sell the Chinese many 
other  commodities, develop a great relationship with them, and over some time
possibly change---but not now.

Echelon, Casolaro & "Murder"

Posted By: vince <

The death of Danny Casolaro can easily be solved. According to Danny Casolaro's notes, the information he received from a former NSA employee, and  a Robert Booth Nichols of LA California is that Project Echelon went private  and had a secret base on the island of Dominica with a $25,000,000 geothermal  power plant to power this complex--see a lower post on RMN (RumorMills)  If this is true,  then the reason for his murder stems from the NSA/octopus companies--IBM,  ATT, LOR, Gm H, LMT and LEH (see another Post below). These facts can easily  be checked out and leave no room for the simplest conjecture. Either it is,  or it isn't about the secret non USA Echelon base on the Island of Dominica.

If it is, then the Douglas Dillon connection is very real; and the Congress  should immediately start an "OPEN" investigation and let all the cards fall  publicly. If this information is ignored by any Agency, then their is fear  of retaliation from this Octopus group that also killed Moshe Lubin and Joan LoDato. (See the lower posts on Hampshire Instruments and BBE respectively on RMN.)

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 vince -- Sunday, 16 January 2000, at 12:56 p.m.

 NSA employee killed--Standorf (views: 156)

 vince -- Sunday, 16 January 2000, at 3:07 p.m.

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 STARDUSTER -- Wednesday, 19 January 2000, at 6:51 p.m.

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 Don -- Sunday, 16 January 2000, at 7:43 p.m.

The Octopus companies use the Echelon Project by data mining and collecting economic information about their competitors large or small.

As an example Raytheon and SCR-Thompson were both bidding on a contract
from  Brazil. ATT with the help of Echelon intercepted some information concerning the SCR-Thompson communication with Brazil's government. Based on this  information Raytheon had the competitive edge and it won the contract with the  help of Echelon.

Remember the four companies IBM, ATT, LOR, and LMT are major contractors for
NSA. If you doubt this just write the NSA under the FOIA and ask. NSA is a  great agency provided it works within it charter; but the tapping of  information by these companies is an outright scandal and illegal. 

Recently on the message board the Octopus Group was mentioned. The goal of
this group is to control the transport of information for the next century. By  so doing, this group will be the most powerful group in the world. Lehman  Bro will be their investment banker...IBM will make the key chips and  computers for the information age...AT&T will be the leading communications  company-- fiber optics etc....Loral will be the leading satellite company in  the world...Lockheed- Martin will be the leading defense contractor and  control the information technology for global defense...General Motors  through its electronic subs and its sheer size is the sixth a
previous communication there net assets, sales and profits were reported.  There combined assets are over $0.5trillion dollars...with profits of $21B/yr  (in 1997). These six companies overtly control the US government. Consider  the following facts: LMT is the largest federal contractor.  GM is the fourth  largest federal contractor. ATT is the 20th largest contractor. IBM is 44th  largest contractor.

However for Information Technology for US Government contracts their rankings
are LMT (1); GM..(3); ATT...(4); IBM...(18).  Collectively these four companies control information technology for the US government. This means the CIA, NSA, FBI, DOJ, etc are at their mercy and they are at present.

Loral is a company incorporated in Bermuda with questionable ties and holds  sensitive electronic communication technology relating NSA etc. THE INSLAW CASE-- Danny Casolaro tied these six companies to organized crime either the
Gambino or Genovese crime family where their monies and God know who else's
monies, probably drug money was funneled into these companies....the Yazuka
had ties with Lockheed well documented, and the IBM company has been in Japan
for nearly 50 years...also check out..... each of these companies has had  their stocks have swings over 100% in the last three years.....the ONLY WAY  THESE STOCKS can double and triple in sales is-- if they control the  INFORMATION AGE....

Concluding on the Octopus companies and repeating some of the above:

Consider LOR, it's on the NYSE. Check the company out. It is incorporated in  Bermuda. Why is a $2 billion dollar American company that handles ultra secret projects incorporated in a foreign country? Back in the 1970, LOR had a big scandal and mob connections. Recently their is the problem of Bernie  Schwartz, the CEO of LOR, and his contributions to the present  Administration.

LMT when it was just Lockheed back in the 1970's had ties with the Yakuza.  know this is old information, but it shows these companies will and have  dealt with anyone.

IBM corporation is a convicted felon as of last year. Yes felon, for selling supercomputers to Russia. I assure you if you tried to do such a thing you  would be in jail and they would throw away the key. But IBM just got a $8.5M  fine and all was hush hush. 

GmH and LOR just had a big investigation for selling missile technology to  the Chinese. 

So in conclusion I would not worry about the NSA per se, but I am very  concerned of the misuse of Project Echelon by these octopus companies. This  could only occur if there are some bad apples in NSA. This may be a hard pill  for some to take, but years ago when I consulted for the GAO on certain  projects I use to say, "I found out that motherhood was  prostitution.  Dominica is real. The private Project Echelon is real. These  companies are real IBM, LOR, LMT and GmH.

Finally the concerns of the late Senator Church is real. Who are watching the contractors of Project Echelon? Remember Casolaro and Standorf tried to alert
the Congress and it ended in their death via murder.

Alan Standorf worked for the NSA/NRO. Through geographic pictures taken by
satellites of the tiny island nation of Dominica the construction of the  secret private echelon base may have been spotted. At first it may have been  taken as a foreign base by some government say the Chinese. But upon further  investigation, Alan Standorf found it was the Octopus alliance of USA  companies. As the hard information was collected, it had to be released first  to the Congress, and then the Congress would release it to the public. 

This was based on the gravity and nature what was found. Danny Casolaro was chosen  by Alan Standorf. Unfortunately, the boys had to stop them. and you know
the  rest...check lower posts

In the NWO (or whatever you want to call this cabal), the Power Elite... the  plan is the control of information. They realize if this could be  accomplished they can rule the world and they really believe they know what's  best for all of us. Since part of the plan are private control centers like  in Dominica...which exits today, ...and men like Douglas Dillon who is  passing on his powers to men like Louis Gerstner (IBM), Mike Armstrong (ATT),  and John Akers (LEH) who are all members of the CFR. The latter three have  their professional growth from IBM.

The main plan calls for E- money, smart cards, bigger and faster supercomputers for the control and monitoring the "global" information flow,  and super super chips in satellites needed for the private Echelon Project.

This all spells the need for chips with design rules down to 0.2 to 0.05  microns, or simple put, ultra high density chips with billion and billions of  more microelectronic components and finer interconnecting wires.

This chip manufacturing process takes of the order of 800 to 1400  manufacturing steps and a host of tools. However there is one draw back--the  "manufacturing type" lithography tool is not made. Also the light source  needed for this tool requires wavelengths of light less than the feature size  of the components...lets say for a wire 0.05 microns in width, one must use an  x-ray light source with an alignment tool called a step and repeat tool. 

 Hampshire Instrument was going to solve this problem and make a COST

Hence Hampshire Instruments and Dr. Moshe Lubin (the founder) came on the  scene in the 1980's. Lubin built the x-ray light source but used an old step  and repeat tool. He was funded by Harvard University for $50,000,000, Venrock  $25,000,000 (the venture capital group for the Rockefeller) and another  $25,000,000 from a group in California, and finally with a $20,000,000 loan  from NYS.

Over a ten year period Lubin built several versions of this tool. In the  final version of this tool he was promised more money from "The Boys".  When  he was just about done, they pulled his funding, bankrupt the company and  allowed NYS to own the patents; all the Boys from IBM, ATT, NSA (that's John  O'Hara group...Dr O'Hara was the number 2 man in NSA, their chief  Scientist)...all effectively stole Lubin's work. Lubin tried to bring back his  company by getting other sources of funding. However before he could  accomplish this, they found him dead. They say he hung himself in his

I have known Lubin for over 30 years, not as a friend but a colleague. He  graduated from Cornell with a PHD, started the high energy laser lab at the  University of Rochester, was one of the Rockefeller groups favorite young  scientist etc...worked has a VP for them at an oil company...and then founded Hampshire Instruments...after much investigation I believe he did not hang  himself but was murdered.

Why was he murdered?? He was going to get funded outside the Group, this  threaten their plans. This x-ray lithography tool was really going to go  public. They would not control the tool. Hence the chip manufacturing  process, hence the control of the information flow....and men like Dillon, Gerstner, Armstrong, O'Hara, etc etc etc would fail. and the global economy  that they dreamed of controlling would not exist. So Lubin had to go. They  were either directly or indirectly responsible for his murder. "The ends
do  not justify the means."

The next company to come on the scene is my company Bizzy Bee Equipment
(BBE)...we tried to pick up where Lubin left off... note on IBM's CEO. 

The old guard is changing and the new ones are arriving. No matter what one  has to say about faction one, the old leaders had "some class" but the new  ones well....they're brutal.

Consider Louis Gerstner, the CEO of IBM for seven or so years: During his  tenure the following events occurred.

(1) IBM was criminally convicted of selling super computers to the Russians  for atomic weapon research. IBM received only a $8.5M fine and it was in the  news for only one day.

(2) IBM sold one the largest supercomputer in the world to China via Hong  Kong. It is reported to be used in the Chinese Echelon project.

(3)  IBM was caught in bribing and payoffs in a $250M contract with Banco Nacio in Argentina. The trail lead back to IBM Corporate in NY. IBM had a  similar incidence in Mexico. IBM bought their way out of it via the political  influence and money. Gerstner hired Podesta Associates. The owner of this  firm has a brother who is chief of staff to President Clinton.  Consequently, Gerstner has an in the White House.

(4) When Companies and individuals get in the way of their plan...they  die!!!...Judge Bagnasco witness in Argentina. Other examples the murder of  Joan LoDato in Kingston NY.

(5) Under Gerstner leadership IBM set up an Institute to tell governments how to act in the Information Age. Gerstner is a member of the Tri Lateral  Commission, the 

CFR...and a voice in the Bilderbergers. 

(6) Under Gerstner leadership, tens of thousands of Americans lost their jobs  at IBM. These same jobs were and are being transferred to IBM China and IBM India.

(7) Gerstner has a modest salary of only a few million a year. However, over  his tenure he made over one billion dollars from his stock options.... A poor  boy who became rich...and sold his soul and lack of concern for the USA for  money...This is an example of the new NWO leaders. 

BBE was a company that had the capabilities to make a step and repeat tool  for these ultra high density chips. When Hampshire went under, BBE had the  opportunity to purchase the patent portfolio of Hampshire. With BBE assets  and Hampshire's patent, an American success story would have been told.  But  the Octopus via IBM had something more in store for BBE. Under the leadership  of Gerstner and Akers, its present and past CEO, IBM destroyed the company.

IBM criminally violated the Lanham Act with a government contract that it was
administering for a synchrotron stepper...IBM via a third party tried to  bribe one of the founders to stop pursuing the Hampshire patent portfolio. 

When they didn't succeed, IBM through the Wackenhut Corporation hired  "contractors" and one of the founder's homes was arsoned and his sister  killed in the fire.

One of BBE key principals had all monies tied up in BBE fight with IBM.  Consequently he had no insurance on this home; and didn't expect arson to  occur; but it occurred, the house was also looted, BBE documents stolen, and  BBE destroyed. IBM bought their way out of this one too, just like the hanging  (murder in Argentina) with Bank Nacion.

The reason for IBM's actions is based on the fact, that they desperately need to control this technology--the x-ray lithography tool manufacturing.  These are the printing presses for E-money and being transferred to China.

In fact Gerstner transferred some of this technology to China. What deals did he make? We know that Armstrong, a past IBMer, sold out America to China (the
missile crisis) when he was CEO of Hughes now CEO of AT&T. 

Yes, the Casolaro Octopus is well; so is IBM its key company. Gerstner made  one billion dollars in stock options over a period of six or so years and  some murders too.

Finally my sister is dead and that is real; and she died because of a fire and that is real, and my home was arsoned and that is real, therefore my  sister was murdered... via second degree murder and that is this is  why I pursue this avenue....the dead cry out for JUSTICE and hopefully as  this story unfolds the proper law enforcement agencies will put this all to  rest and let JUSTICE prevail.


by Karen Anderson © 2000   [email protected]

Our organization is specifically devoted to advocating for parents and children who are being abused by the legal system in high conflict custody cases.  In most cases, the children have been placed in the custody of an abusive parent when a safe parent is available.  It is a corrupt money driven practice in which a parent seeking to protect a child from abuse is forced to litigate constantly in an effort to rescue his/her child
from the abuser, which in turn provides a steady income for the family court "industry."

It involves "case fixing" and it works like this: 

During divorce when a child discloses abuse, the parent seeking to protect the child (protective parent--"PP") is attacked with spurious psychobabble labels of "emotional instability," and on that basis, with NO evidence pursuant to evidence codes of any harm toward the child by the parent who makes the complaint, the child is removed from that parent's custody. 

In most cases, again using phony psychobabble labels and/or non evidentiary
"syndromes," the parent seeking to protect the child is placed on "supervised visitation," court ordered to mediation, counseling, evaluations, parenting classes etc.,  The court is able to access state and federal funds dependent on the "services" litigating families "need."  The court makes money, the attorneys make money, and all the appendages of the court make money--the evaluators, mediators, attys. for the minors, etc.

The court banks on (pun intended) the fact that a parent will do anything to rescue their child from abuse, and so can be blackmailed into submitting to all the services and litigation that will provide a healthy, steady, income for those holding the child hostage from the parent.  The protective parent is forced to jump through hoops to regain custody.  The problem is that when they jump through one hoop, the court simply puts up another.  The anger and frustration of the legally abused parent who is desperate to protect his/her child is used against the parent to allege further "emotional instability."
When the "PP" uses publicity to expose the malfeasance, they are further restricted from access to their child with allegations that the publicity is "harmful" to the child.  Of course, the publicity is harmful to the court, not the child.  This is merely a ploy by the courts to silence the victims of their illegal scheme.  The cycle is never ending.  The children live their entire childhoods caught in litigation and continued abuse.

A preliminary survey indicates that this phenomenon is restricted to middle and upper class parents who have money and assets.  The parents are financially raped with FORCED and EXTORTED court services, their money and assets winding up in the hands of the attys., evaluators, and courts (appeals, transcripts, filing fees, etc.)

There is also the added component of the well formed movement in America to normalize pedophilia as an "alternate lifestyle."  In the cases of sexual abuse of the child, this is a prime opportunity to advance that movement  Psychologists who known to be "pedophile friendly" are appointed by the courts to do the evaluations, and use pedophile friendly "syndromes" to defend the alleged molesters.  The most prevalent "syndrome" used in cases of child sexual abuse is "parental alienation syndrome" (PAS).  PAS was made up (and I mean that literally) by a child psychiatrist (Richard
Gardner) whose self published writings advocate pedophilia as well as other forms of deviant sexual behaviors such as necrophilia and bestiality, as having "societal benefits."  Gardner believes the only harm to a child in having sex with an adult is the guilt they feel because of "society's over-reaction" to the sex.

Originally created as an "incest defense," PAS alleges that the child disclosing incest during custody is merely "coached" by the PP to make allegations of abuse to "alienate" the child from the other parent, and therefore the parent who supports the child's allegation of abuse is "emotionally harming" the child.  Because the PAS label is so indiscriminate, and cannot meet standards of evidence, anything a parent
says or does can be twisted to fit the "label."  REAL evidence of abuse, such as police reports and medical evidence, is barred from being heard by the court in cases where PAS is alleged, since the PAS could not stand up in the face of real evidence.

PAS, which is used almost exclusively against women, is now routinely used to gain custody for men who simply don't want to pay child support, by alleging (without evidence) that the mother is trying to alienate the child from the father.  The correlation between increased child support and enforcement coinciding with increased father custody and the use of PAS, provides prima facie evidence that PAS has mushroomed from an incest defense to a legal tool being to escape child support.

On May 15, 2000 we are having a press conference at the Capitol to unveil an investigative report of evaluators, judges, and the CA Board of Psychology's involvement in the use of PAS to place children in the custody of their identified molesters, despite medical evidence of the abuse. The press conference is mainly directed toward the Sacramento court system.  A federal civil rights and RICO (racketeer influenced corrupt organization) lawsuit filed on behalf of several parents and children will also be unveiled. 

You may call me at home for any additional information (209) 295-1542.  The
press is our best and most needed tool to expose this holocaust that is destroying children in ever increasing numbers.  While the below article is not precisely on the subject, but related, it does an excellent job of describing the how and why of the sacrificing of children's lives for the profit of the "system."  The motivation is the same as in the cases we deal with.

No happy ending for these children.
Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness. DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families. 

By Nev Moore © 2000,  Massachusetts News

     Child "protection" is one of the biggest businesses in the country.  We spend $12 billion a year on it. The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more "evaluators",  junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc. This newspaper is not big enough to list all of the people in this state who have a job, draw a paycheck,
or make their profits off the kids in DSS custody.

     In this article I explain the financial infrastructure that provides the motivation for DSS to take people's children - and not give them back.

     In 1974 Walter Mondale promoted the Child Abuse and Prevention Act which began feeding massive amounts of federal funding to states to set up programs to combat child abuse and neglect. From that came Child "Protective" Services, as we know it today. After the bill passed,  Mondale himself expressed concerns that it could be misused. He worried that it could lead states to create a "business" in dealing with children. 

     Then in 1997 President Clinton passed the "Adoption and Safe Families Act." The public relations campaign promoted it as a way to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care for years, often being shuffled among dozens of foster homes, never having a real home and family.

     In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dated November 24, 1999, it refers to "President Clinton's initiative to double by 2002 the number of children in foster care who are adopted or otherwise permanently placed."  It all sounded so heartwarming. We, the American public, are so easily led. We love to buy stereotypes; we just eat them up, no questions asked.  But, my mother, bless her heart, taught me from the time I was young to "consider the source."

     In the stereotype that we've been sold about kids in foster care, we picture a forlorn, hollow-eyed child, thin and pale, looking up at us beseechingly through a dirt streaked face.  Unconsciously, we pull up old pictures from Life magazine of children in Appalachia in the 1930s. We think of orphans and children abandoned by parents who look like Manson family members. We play a nostalgic movie in our heads of the little fellow shyly walking across an emerald green, manicured lawn to meet Ward and June Cleaver, his new adoptive parents, who lead him into their lovely suburban home. We imagine the little tyke's eyes growing as big as saucers as the Cleavers show him his very own room, full of toys and sports gear. And we just feel so gosh darn good about ourselves.

     Now it's time to wake up to the reality of the adoption business.  Very few children who are being used to supply the adoption market are hollow-eyed tykes from Appalachia. Very few are crack babies from the projects. [Oh. you thought those were the children they were saving?  Think again]. When you are marketing a product you have to provide a desirable product that sells. In the adoption business that would be nice kids with reasonably good genetics who clean up good. An interesting point is
that the Cape Cod & Islands office leads the state in terms of processing kids
into the system and having them adopted out. More than the inner city
areas, the projects, Mission Hill, Brockton, Lynn, etc. Interesting.

     With the implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, President Clinton tried to make himself look like a humanitarian who is responsible for saving the abused and neglected children. The drive of this initiative is to offer cash "bonuses" to states for every child they  have adopted out of foster care, with the goal of doubling their adoptions by 2002, and sustaining that for each subsequent year. They actually call them "adoption incentive bonuses," to promote the adoption of children.

Where to Find the Children

      A whole new industry was put into motion. A sweet marketing scheme that even Bill Gates could envy. Now, if you have a basket of apples, and people start giving you $100 per apple, what are you going to do? 

      Make sure that you have an unlimited supply of apples, right?

     The United States Department of Health & Human Services administers Child Protective Services. To accompany the ASF Act, the President requested, by executive memorandum, an initiative entitled Adoption 2002, to be implemented and managed by Health & Human Services. The initiative not only gives the cash adoption bonuses to the states, it also provides cash adoption  subsidies to adoptive parents until the children turn eighteen.

     Everybody makes money. If anyone really believes that these people are doing
this out of the goodness of their hearts, then I've got some bad news for you.

     The fact that this program is run by HHS, ordered from the every top, explains why the citizens who are victims of DSS get no response from their legislators. It explains why no one in the Administration cares about the abuse and fatalities of children in the "care" of DSS, and  no one wants to hear about the broken arms, verbal abuse, or rapes. They  are just business casualties. It explains why the legislators I've talked to
for the past three years look at me with pity.  Because I'm preaching to the already damned.

     The legislators have forgotten who funds their paychecks and who they need to account to, as has the Governor. Because it isn't the President. It's us.

How DSS Is Helped

     The way that the adoption bonuses work is that each state is given a  baseline number of expected adoptions based on population.   For every child that DSS can get adopted, there is a bonus of  $4,000 to $6,000. But that is just the starting figure in a complex mathematical formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage
that the state has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. The states must maintain this increase in each successive year. [Like compound interest.]  The bill reads: "$4,000 to $6,000 will be multiplied by the amount (if any) by which the number of foster child adoptions in the State exceeds the base number of foster child adoptions for the State for the fiscal year."

     In the "technical assistance" section of the bill it states that, "the Secretary [of HHS] may, directly or through grants or contracts, provide technical assistance to assist states and local communities to reach their targets for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care."

     The technical assistance is to support "the goal of encouraging more adoptions
out of the foster care system; the development of best practice guidelines for expediting the termination of parental rights; the development of special units and expertise in moving children toward adoption as a permanent goal; models to encourage the fast tracking of children who have not attained 1 year of age into pre-adoptive placements; and the development of programs that place children into pre-adoptive placements without waiting for termination of parental rights."

     In the November press release from HHS it continues, "HHS awarded the first ever adoption bonuses to States for increases in the adoption of children from the public foster care system."  Some of the other incentives offered are "innovative grants" to reduce barriers to adoption [i.e., parents], more State support for adoptive families, making adoption affordable for families by providing cash subsides and tax credits.

     A report from a private think tank, the National Center for Policy Analysis, reads: "The way the federal government reimburses States rewards a  growth in the size of the program instead of the effective care of children."  Another incentive being promoted is the use of the Internet to make adoption easier. Clinton directed HHS to develop an Internet site to  "link children in foster care with adoptive families."  So we will be able to window shop for children on a government website. If you don't find
anything you like there, you can surf on over to the "Adopt Shoppe." 

     If you prefer to actually be able to kick tires instead of just looking at pictures you could attend one of DSS's quaint "Adoption Fairs," where live children are put on display and you can walk around and browse.  Like a flea market to sell kids. If one of them begs you to take him home you can always say, "Sorry. Just looking."

      The incentives for government child snatching are so good that I'm surprised we don't have government agents breaking down people's doors and just shooting the parents in the heads and grabbing the kids. But then, if you need more apples you don't chop down your apple trees.

Benefits for Foster Parents

     That covers the goodies the State gets. Now let's have a look at how the Cleavers make out financially after the adoption is finalized. 

     After the adoption is finalized, the State and federal subsidies continue. The adoptive parents may collect cash subsidies until the child is 18. If the child stays in school, subsidies continue to the age of 22. There are State funded subsidies as well as federal funds through the  Title IV-E section of the Social Security Act. The daily rate for State funds is the same as the foster care payments, which range from $410-$486 per month per child. 

     Unless the child can be designated "special needs," which of course, they all can.

     According to the NAATRIN State Subsidy profile from DSS, "special needs" may be defined as: "Physical disability, mental disability, emotional disturbance; a significant emotional tie with the foster parents where the child has resided with the foster parents for one or more years and separation would adversely affect the child's development if not adopted by them." [But their significant emotional ties with their parents, since birth, never enter the equation.]

     Additional "special needs" designations are: a children twelve years of age or older; racial or ethnic factors; child having siblings or half-siblings. In their report on the State of the Children, Boston's Institute for Children says: "In part because the States can garner extra federal funds for special needs children the designation has been
broadened so far as to become meaningless."  "Special needs" children may also
get an additional Social Security check.

     The adoptive parents also receive Medicaid for the child, a clothing allowance and reimbursement for adoption costs such as adoption fees, court and attorney fees, cost of adoption home study, and "reasonable costs of food and lodging for the child and adoptive parents when necessary to complete the adoption process."  Under Title XX of the Social Security Act adoptive parents are also entitled to post adoption services "that may be helpful in keeping the family intact," including "daycare, specialized daycare, respite care, in-house support services such as housekeeping,
and personal care, counseling, and other child welfare services". [Wow! Everything short of being knighted by the Queen!] The subsidy profile actually states that it does not include money to remodel the home to accommodate the child. But, as subsidies can be negotiated, remodeling could possibly be accomplished under the "innovative incentives to remove barriers to adoption" section.

     The subsidy regulations read that "adoption assistance is based solely on the  needs of the child without regard to the income of the family."  What an  interesting government policy when compared to the welfare program that the same child's  mother may have been on before losing her children, and in which she may not own anything, must prove that she has no money in the bank; no boats,  real  estate, stocks or bonds; and cannot even own a car that is safe to  drive worth over $1000. This is all so she can collect $539 per month for herself and two children. The foster parent who gets her children gets $820 plus.  We spit on the mother on welfare as a parasite who is bleeding the taxpayers, yet we hold the foster and adoptive parents [who are bleeding ten times as much from the taxpayers] up as saints. The adoptive and foster parents aren't subjected to psychological evaluations, ink blot tests, MMPI's, drug & alcohol evaluations, or urine screens as the parents are.

     Adoption subsidies may be negotiated on a case by case basis. [Anyone ever tried to "negotiate" with the Welfare Department?] There are many e-mail lists and books published to teach adoptive parents how to negotiate to maximize their subsidies. As one pro writes on an e-mail list:

"We receive a subsidy for our kids of $1,900 per month plus another $500 from the State of Florida. We are trying to adopt three more teens and we will get subsidies for them, too. It sure helps out with the bills." 

     I can't help but wonder why we don't give this same level of support to the children's parents in the first place?  According to Cornell University, about 68% of all child protective cases "do not involve child maltreatment." The largest percentage of CPS/DSS cases are for "deprivation of necessities" due to poverty. So, if the natural
parents were  given the incredible incentives and services listed above that are provided to the adoptive parents, wouldn't it stand to reason that the causes for removing children in the first place would be eliminated?

     How many less children would enter foster care in the first place?

     The child protective budget would be reduced from $12 billion to around $4 billion. Granted, tens of thousands of social workers, administrators, lawyers, juvenile court personnel, therapists, and foster parents would be out of business,  but we would have safe, healthy, intact families, which are the foundation of any society.

     That's just a fantasy, of course. The reality is that maybe we will.  See Kathleen Crowley's children on the governmenthome-shopping-for-children web site and some one out there can buy them. 

     May is national adoption month. To support "Adoption2002,"  the U.S. Postal Service is issuing special adoption stamps. Let us hope they don't feature pictures of kids who are for sale. I urge everyone to boycott these stamps and register complaints with the post office. I know that I'm feeling pretty smug and superior about being part
of such a socially advanced and compassionate society. How about you?

     Note from CPPA: These cases are NOT aberrations, and they are NOT due to incompetence. They are about a well orchestrated corrupt enterprise; the trafficking of children for profit.  We have all the evidence necessary to prove this.  We only need to find someone intelligent enough to understand the scheme and honest enough to do something about it.  In the meantime, we continue to expose everything we can, pull the covers off those who are hiding under the blankets of "confidentiality," and the invisible armor that covers black robes.

Computer Haikus

By anonymous. 

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

The Web site you seek
Can not be located but
Countless more exist.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

ABORTED effort:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask way too much.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
So beautifully.

With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.

The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao, until
You bring fresh toner.

Stay the patient course
Of little worth is your ire
The network is down.

A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.

Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.

Having been erased,
The document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen.  Mind.  Both are blank.


Too little, too late? MS sets out its stall for the judge BY Graham Lea © 2000 5/8/00

Microsoft is leaking the main thrust of its response to the DoJ proposed final judgment, the Washington Post suggested yesterday. It will apparently have three parts: first, a rebuttal of what the DoJ proposed; second, some mild chastisement suggestions; and third, some procedural proposals to Judge Jackson so that Microsoft can drag out the case for as long as possible - with the probable objective of trying to delay the Final Order until a new and more malleable US President is installed.

Microsoft would do this by asking for discovery about the basis for the DoJ's filings, and seeking depositions and hearings to examine the DoJ's evidence, but it is far from certain that this would be granted. It depends how confident Judge Jackson feels that his Final Order would not be overturned on the ground of not letting Microsoft present enough argument.

The DoJ would no doubt say that the Declarations are just supporting documents that bear on the adequacy of the DoJ's proposal, and not further documents that incriminate Microsoft - although they do of course. Gates' smoking-gun email could be seen in the context of offering a reason why conduct remedies would never be sufficient, since Microsoft would not abide by them.

More time needed, says Neukom
Bill Neukom, Microsoft's head in-house lawyer has been suggesting that a $400 billion company needs more than 12 days to respond to the DoJ's proposal (he wants a "significant expansion of the remedy process").

It is unlikely that Microsoft can persist with its denials of having done anything wrong in its filing on 10 May, as this would invite the wrath of the court; it would be contemptuous if not suicidal. It hardly matters what innocuous conduct remedies Microsoft suggests against itself, since it would appear to be most unlikely that any significant argument would prevail. The DoJ will no doubt urge, to Judge Jackson's probable approval, that he should ignore Microsoft's delaying tactics so that the case could go quickly to the Supreme Court.

Although theoretically the Supreme Court could decline a reference under the Expediting Act, this is very unlikely in view of the economic effects of the case on the stock market. After all, the justices are political appointees, and some are shareholders too. Judge Silberman of the Court of Appeals did finally admitted he controlled a fund that held Microsoft stock so had to recuse himself from an earlier phase of the case in February 1998. He has never clarified whether he held Microsoft stock on the occasions when he ruled against Judge Sporkin in 1995, or subsequently when he ruled for Microsoft.

It has been rumoured that Microsoft would be willing to offer a version of Windows with IE access suppressed rather than removed, but this is likely to laughed out of court because it does not address the issue of taking up users' disk real estate, let alone keeping the bugs in fine breeding form. It's also rumoured that Microsoft would be willing to allow OEMs to have flexibility over the first screen, which of course hardly matters to Microsoft since it has effectively eliminated the competition. Microsoft is also said to be willing to show no favouritism to OEMs.

Less to API offer than meets eye?
The fourth supposed concession - that Microsoft would make available "parts of the Windows system code used by independent software companies to design their software applications to run on Windows" requires parsing. It would seem that the access may well be just to APIs (of which very many are deliberately undocumented), and not to parts of the source code. Whether this would be done completely and in a timely fashion is doubtful, based on Microsoft's previous record in these matters. It sounds like a potential rerun of the undocumented MS-DOS and Windows 3.x calls sagas.

There is also no reason to suppose that there would not be additional restraints on this, including an NDA; a fee (as a minimum, probably membership of MSDN); and provisions to make it essentially impossible for such licensees to be involved with the Wine or other Windows-bypass projects. It is of course an admission that Windows does not after all have an open interface. The concessions, if made, would not appear to add anything to those leaked during Judge Posner's mediation attempt, and the Washington Post story yesterday suggests that the proposals will add up to less than what was on offer.

If Microsoft feels very bold, it might say that it has done more good than bad, and that it would formally undertake not to act "illegally" in the future, without actually admitting it had acted illegally in the past, as has been found judicially. Microsoft would of course also try to convince the court that there are conduct remedies to address the findings of illegal behaviour, and that a drastic breakup is not needed.

It is known that Microsoft's defence will include a filing by Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering of Washington - concentrating on the alleged iniquity of a breakup and probably trying to find some legal substance for a significant delay. It just happens that Boyden Gray, a White House counsel to Presidents Reagan and Bush, works for this firm and has offered the view that George W. Bush would drop the case if he won. Gray, speaking at a New York University conference on Friday at which the DoJ's chief trial lawyer David Boies was scheduled to appear but cancelled without any explanation, claimed that he thinks the case will be settled, but after the November presidential election. At one point in his presentation, Gray suggested that a duel might be the best solution - but it would more likely be a bare-knuckle fight than a gentlemen's duel.

Nicholas Economides, a NYU economist, suggested at the conference that Microsoft would settle, "and end up with legal fees and triple damages of .$6 billion or so'". In fact, Economides is misinformed, as this is not a possible legal outcome of the present case since Microsoft would have had to have been offered a jury trial if a claim for damages exceeded $20: no monetary damages were claimed by either the DoJ or the Plaintiff States. Douglas Melamed of the DoJ noted that remedies are supposed to be forward-looking.  Rick Rule, who is retained by Microsoft, admitted that Microsoft was in the difficult position of having to produce remedies for offences it claims it did not commit. Rule thought it probable that the case would go first to the Court of Appeals, and that it was unlikely that the Supreme Court would hear the case on an expedited track. Rule also claimed that Microsoft wasn't looking to a White House change but to the courts: "It doesn't need political intervention to win," he claimed.

Stanley Liebowitz of the University of Texas also supported Microsoft again (the breakup plan was "boneheaded", he claimed) and it would not be surprising if he supported Microsoft's filing on Wednesday. Judge Jackson played an amusing trick on Microsoft when he invited the company to suggest how it would propose dealing with its sins at the same time as the company wanted to protest its innocence. It will be very interesting to see if he grants Microsoft any time extension before the hearing scheduled for 24 May. ®


Picture: World Agricultural Forum attendees discuss the status of African agriculture (left to right) Gerard Acogny, representing the government of Senegal; Mohamed Elmad Ahamed, director general Indian Ocean Management Company; Kadiatou Koite, spouse; and The Honorable John C. Danforth, chairman of the Advisory Board, World Agricultural Forum.

Senator John C. Danforth, through his Monsanto Missouri ties, is very interested in agribusiness and its latest developments.  Click.  Former Vice President Danforth Quayle gave orders in 1992 to the Food and Drug Administration that "GE" (genetically engineered) crops are "substantially equivalent" to regular crops and foods, and do not have to be safety tested or labeled, even though they contain unique, altered genes, and can be patented.  Why is Monsanto's politician Senator Danforth, heading the investigation of WACO? Monsanto and Cargill are involved in joint venture research.  Cargill was a key investor and join venture partner with the now bankrupt First City Financial Corporation, a WACO firm.  [Was First City financing agribusiness?] The lead law firm listed on First City Financial's 1998 registration statement is Weill Gotshall, of which federal Judge Sporkin, recently retired, is now a member.  Danforth's last big play relating to Monsanto occurred when he pushed President Bush to nominate former Monsanto lawyer, Clarence Thomas, for the Supreme Court.  What kind of an experiment, if at all, was WACO?

"Genetically Engineered (GE) crops contain antibiotic resistance marker genes, bacteria genes, and virus genes. None of these have ever before been part of the ecosystem or the human diet."

Des Moines Register, Guest Editorial, May 4, 2000

ORGANIC INDEPENDENTS                 Organicworks!
James A. Riddle and Joyce E. Ford © 2000
Rt. 3 Box 162-C, Winona, Minnesota, USA, 55987-9514
Ph/Fax:  507-454-8310

My name is Jim Riddle. I am a native of Colfax, Iowa. I now live near Winona, MN. I have been an organic inspector for 14 years, and was founding president of the Independent Organic Inspectors Association. I have trained hundreds of organic inspectors worldwide. I am a member of the U.S. delegation to the Codex Commission on Food Labeling, and chair the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Organic Advisory Task Force.

I am writing today because I am very concerned about recent remarks made by Iowa Gov. Vilsak in support of genetic engineering. In this article, I will enumerate some of the environmental, economic, and societal concerns associated with the GE crops that have been released. 

Science is now showing that GE crops have unanticipated ecological impacts:

 ** Research at Cornell and Iowa State Universities has confirmed that Bt corn pollen kills Monarch butterflies and other lepidoptera. This impact on non-target species was not predicted prior to the release of Bt corn.

 ** Research in Europe shows that GE crops damage beneficial insects, including lacewings and ladybugs. Beneficial insects that prey on aphids which have consumed Bt toxins have lower survival and reproduction rates than those which feed on healthy aphids. This impact was not researched or anticipated prior to release.

 ** Toxins from genetically engineered Bt crops accumulate in the soil, killing organisms and altering soil ecology, according to research at New York University. The GE Bt toxin was found to exude from the roots of living Bt corn plants. After 234 days, the toxin had not degraded. The research abstract concludes "there may be a risk that non-target insects and organisms in higher tropic levels could be affected by the toxin." This is a huge, and previously unanticipated, issue.

  ** Genetically engineered Bt toxin is significantly different from the topically applied Bt sprays which have been used by organic growers for 50 years. Natural Bt must be digested by an insect and react with enzymes and digestive acids in order to be toxic. Left on plants, it degrades under UV light in a matter of days. GE Bt is an active toxin found in every cell of the altered plant. It is not dependent on digestive enzymes and acids to become actively toxic, and it does not degrade in UV light.

 ** As confirmed by the EPA's recently published restrictions on Bt corn,
it is inevitable that insecticidal GE crops will result in pesticide resistant pests, because the GE toxins are present in every cell of every plant at all times. Any biologist or entomologist knows that this is a recipe for resistance. As insects develop resistance, organic growers will likely lose access to a previously effective, selective, least-toxic, and natural pesticide.

 ** Research in Canada shows that herbicide resistant canola cross-pollinates with wild and domestic relatives, creating "super weeds" which are resistant to herbicides.

 ** And despite what the biotech industry would like us to believe, farmers are spending more on pesticides than ever before.

GE crops are bad for the U.S. economy: 

 ** US corn exports to Europe dropped by 96% in 1999 because we cannot
provide non-GE corn.

 ** US soybean sales to Europe dropped from $2.1 billion in 1996 to $1.1
billion in 1999.

 ** Genetic engineering is part of a failed farm policy which is driving farmers off the land. The USDA predicts corn prices below $2/bu through at least 2001 and soybean prices below $5/bu through 2004.

 ** Major buyers in Europe, Japan, Canada, and Mexico don't want GE crops.

 ** Domestic buyers, including Frito-Lay, Gerber, Heinz, Seagram's, Whole Foods, Wild Oats, North America's largest potato processor, and the entire sugar industry want non-GE crops.

GE crops are having a negative impact on family farmers:

 ** GE seeds cost more, yet may yield less. 40 research plots in 1999 showed that Roundup Ready soybeans yielded 4% less than non-GE varieties.

  ** The November 1, 1999, issue of Chemical and Engineering News reported  that DuPont and Monsanto together own 73% of the seed corn companies in the U.S. Novartis, Dow, and Cargill own most of the rest. In the face of this concentration, farmers have few planting choices, and most of the best genetics are bundled with GE traits.

 ** For corn farmers, the share of a farmer's gross income spent on seed and chemicals has risen from 9.5% in 1975 to 16.9% in 1997. For soybean farmers, the share spent on seed and chemicals has risen from 10.8% to 16.3%.

 ** Over 30 patents have already been issued for Terminator and Traitor technology, which is designed to make farmers chemically dependent and prevent them from saving their own seeds. This is the most transparently greedy and ecologically dangerous technology of all.

 ** Farmers who plant GE crops must sign licensing agreements allowing biotech companies unlimited access to their farms. The farmers don't buy the seed - they only lease the right to grow it.

 ** Farmers who save their own seeds are subject to investigation, harassment, and litigation by biotech companies. This is well documented.

 ** Farmers whose crops have been subjected to genetic drift have even been investigated and accused of saving GE seeds without having signed licensing agreements.

 ** Farmers are being exposed to unprecedented economic and environmental risks, with no protection from biotech companies. Biotech companies carry no insurance, because the insurance companies claim that genetic engineering is an "unquantifiable risk."

 ** Farmers who plant GE crops may be liable for contamination of neighboring non-GE and organic crops due to genetic drift.

 ** Genetic pollution is another unanticipated consequence of GE technology, especially for wind and insect pollinated crops such as corn, canola, potatoes, and squash. Genetic drift is a huge issue for organic growers, since genetic engineering is prohibited by all organic standards in the world, and consumers expect organic foods to be free of GE ingredients.

 ** The development of GE-free labels is not the answer. Segregation and certification of non-GE crops  places the burden on farmers and consumers who want to avoid genetic engineering, rather than on the corporations who profit from the technology. On the other hand, a state wide moratorium presents a huge economic opportunity for Iowa farmers and processors.

Genetically engineered foods are being rejected by consumers:

 ** The British and Portuguese Medical Associations are calling for a global moratorium on the planting of GE crops.

 ** Research in Great Britain has shown that rats developed tumors when fed GE potatoes.

 ** Research also shows that incidences of soy food allergies have increased corresponding with the sale of Roundup Ready soybeans.

 ** GE crops contain antibiotic resistance marker genes, bacteria genes, and virus genes. None of these have ever before been part of the ecosystem or the human diet.

 ** Germany has banned all planting, growing, and selling of GE corn produced by Novartis, based on research published in Freiburg, Germany, that showed the GE corn can cancel out the effect of antibiotic treatments for illnesses because the corn has been modified to resist certain antibiotics.

 ** GE crops have been rushed to market without proper testing, and with no labeling. The regulatory process has been shrouded in secrecy and conflict of interest. Under orders from Vice President Dan Quayle, the Food and Drug Administration ruled in 1992 that GE crops are "substantially equivalent" to regular crops and foods, and do not have to be safety tested or labeled, even though they contain unique, altered
genes, and can be patented.

 ** The FDA's own researchers found that genetic engineering could have unpredictable consequences, and urged caution, yet their objections were overruled. To this day, there is still no sound science which proves GE crops are safe for the environment or human health.

 ** A January 1999 Time magazine poll revealed that 81% of respondents want genetically engineered foods to be labeled. A January 2000 MSNBC poll showed identical results.

 ** The Mexican Senate just unanimously passed mandatory labeling legislation.

 ** The European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan already require genetically engineered foods to be labeled, a right recently confirmed by the United Nations BioSafety Protocol agreement.

Genetic engineering raises a host of unanswered questions:

 ** What are the long term impacts of increased Bt toxins on soil ecology?

 ** How can genetically engineered toxins be removed from the environment
once they have been introduced?

 ** What are the impacts of one spliced gene on a target organism's genome? What are the impacts on the ecosystem into which the transgenic organism is released?

 ** What are the impacts on livestock which consume GE proteins?

 ** Why do cows, when given the choice between GE corn fodder and non-GE fodder, consistently choose the non-GE feed?

 ** Why do farmers complain about burning lungs after breathing Bt corn dust?

 ** Could there be a relationship between GE crops and frog mutations? 

 ** Organic farming, which takes care of the earth, is the fastest growing sector of agriculture, with tremendous domestic and international consumer demand. How much money does Iowa State spend on organic agriculture research in comparison to the budget for GE research?

 ** How much information do Extension Educators provide on organic production practices?

 ** Is there a "revolving door" between the biotech industry and Iowa State University?

 ** Are Iowa State researchers encouraged to conduct "public interest" research, or are they funded to conduct "corporate interest" research?

 ** Is research suppressed if the findings contradict the claims and agendas of biotech companies?

 ** What is Iowa State's liability exposure in supporting and promoting genetic engineering?

 ** Just because something can be done, does that mean it should be done? We can kill bugs with DDT, or kill plants with agent orange, but that doesn't mean it's smart.

 ** Shouldn't sound science be used to establish a product's safety before
it is released into the environment and placed in the food chain?

Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
  Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
                                                      Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon.                          

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission.              


There was a recent uproar in Marin County when a group of people, thoroughly fed up with the courts and their lack of justice, began a recall campaign.  This action followed a report written by Karen Winner that severely criticized the cronyism and conflicts of interest that exist between certain judges, expert witnesses and favored attorneys.  The Marin Independent Journal and The Coast Writers Syndicate have recently covered the story. Click  

At the very center of this debate is a woman named Carol Mardeusz who has become the focus of the prosecutors and judges in both Sonoma and Marin Counties.  An inordinate amount of time and money has been spent to discredit and jail this mother of two daughters.  If one listened to the trials this woman has had to endure since 1995 one would wonder if she is not Public Enemy No. 1.  Why is so much time and effort being devoted to the hounding and persecution of this single mom?

Perhaps it is because Carole Mardeusz, her teenage daughter Natalie Mardeusz and her youngest daughter, Haleigh, have testified in police reports that the man who confessed to kidnapping and murdering Polly Klaas in October of 1993 might have had an accomplice.  That type of information would not go over well with the local law enforcement and the FBI who diligently worked to convince a nation that Richard Alan Davis was the sole perpetrator in the killing of America's Child.

Mardeusz gave the Petaluma Police Department a report that her Polly look-alike daughter Natalie, and her girlfriend, Click had been stalked by a man answering the description of Richard Alan Davis a full two weeks BEFORE the kidnapping of Polly Klaas.  Within the month following the kidnapping Mardeusz obtained the license number of the car she and her daughters had seen Richard Alan Davis entering.  Nothing was done about these reports but the Mardeusz family was listed as "Petaluma Witnesses" in the trial of Richard Alan Davis, only to be eliminated later by Sonoma County District Attorney Mullins. The Mardeuszs are Brady witnesses in the Davis/Klaas case.

Carol's young daughter, Haleigh, had been  fathered during her brief affair with a man named Leo Magers.  Haleigh was born on October 27, 1990 and she will soon be 10 years old.  Her mother provided a collection of pictures of Haleigh to this reporter.  Click  Magers has a long documented history of physically abusing women.  Magers lives in Rohnert Park and many reports were made to the Police Department there about his abuse of various girlfriends.

Ignorant of these accusations, Mardeusz wanted her daughter to have a father figure in her life.  Although she worked as a court reporter, Mardeusz also needed financial support for her child.  She went to Toni Novak, a supervisor of Sonoma County Legal Services.  Magers' response to Mardeusz' pregnancy was to try to force her to have an abortion and when that failed, he denied paternity in a paternity action.  The Sonoma County District Attorney forced him to do a blood test to determine paternity.  This angered Leo Magers.

According to court records Magers retaliated--beginning a continuing escalation of physical and sexual abuse against his own daughter and threats against Mardeusz if she reported her child as a victim.  The court records indicate that when Haleigh was six months old Magers held Haleigh by one of her legs dropping her to the floor when he blacked out from alcohol.  In 1991 two neighborhood boys in Magers' Rohnert Park neighborhood saw Magers swear at the child and throw her onto the hood of a car, while he was drunk.  Because of this incident [10/31/91] Mardeusz took steps to protect her child by filing a custody/paternity action in Sonoma County [Case No. 194243] on November 27, 1991.  On February 24, 1992 the Sonoma County Superior Court ordered full legal and physical custody of Haleigh to the mother and ordered that Magers be allowed only supervised visitation.  Later the father lost all visitation rights because he did not comply with the court order that he undergo a probation study.

The abuse of the child by the father continued.  The court records state that Haleigh reported to her mother that Magers had squeezed her neck in an abusive way, on more than one occasion.  The mother reported this to her pediatrician Donald Hensley, M.D. at Kaiser Hospital.  The doctor documented the child's cervical pain in a letter dated March 6, 1995 that was entered into the court records.

During 1993 Magers' continued his abuse of Haleigh.  The child reported to the mother that Magers physically and sexually abused her by hitting her and poking her in the "pepe".  Five different reports by five different people document the reported abuse by the father.  The most interesting ones are the Child Protective Services Reports dated 6/17/93 to 2/8/94 by Doris Sami, PhD.  This same woman was also to figure prominently in the Polly Klaas Case. Sami had to be aware that the Mardeusz case and the Klaas were intertwined.

During 1993 Magers had a girlfriend named Tina Bob.  Court records state that Magers continually beat her and gave her a black eye and a broken arm.  He was also her cocaine supplier.  In fact he bragged about this under oath when he testified against Tina Bob on behalf of her ex-husband, Jerry Bob, who wanted custody of their children [Solano County Court Case No. F-024625].  Magers admitted under penalty of perjury that he abused alcohol and cocaine and purchased and distributed the drug.

Throughout 1994 Haleigh continued to report to both her mother and her sister that Magers and his mother, Dr. Betty Magers, were both physically and sexually abusing her.  In Marin County the Novato police received a complaint about Betty Magers because this city is her place of residence.  Novato Police Report No. NP 94004692 dated January 26, 1995 by Officer Brett Gripe noted that on December 12, 1994 during an interview with Betty Magers, she stated that "Leo does have a problem with alcohol.........".  Dr. Betty Magers was employed as a psychologist at Kaiser Hospital in Solano County.

Apparently Magers' problems were well known within his family because on February 6, 1994, his own sister, Lynn, had reported that Magers had molested Haleigh [ See Petaluma Police Report No. 95-1030].  A second Petaluma Police Report [94-8464] dated 8/3/94 by Officer Tommasi notes that Lynn Magers "observed Haleigh's behavior of the past several years and during this time she has graphically described sexual contacts which are totally inappropriate for a 4-year old child.  On one occasion Haleigh described someone inserting two fingers into her vaginal area."

On February 6, 1995 the Novato Police Department and the Marin County sheriffs  arrested and booked both Leo Magers and Dr. Betty Magers for the sexual and physical abuse of Haleigh.  Click  Dr. Magers and Leo Magers went to a personal friend, a former FBI agent, who gave the two of them a lie detector test that Dr. Magers paid for and the results of this test were then hand delivered to Officer Gripe.  Apparently this test, tainted with conflicts of interest and paid for by the defendants was used, in part, to convince the Marin County District Attorney's office to not follow through with the prosecution of the Magers.     

Court records reflect that on May 25, 1995 Magers was allowed supervised visits following an application for a temporary restraining order by Mardeusz.  The basis for the TRO was that Doris Sami of Sonoma County Child Protective Service had told the mother that Haleigh was molested on four occasions by Magers in his bedroom with "skin to skin contact."  The mother was read this report by Sami who refused to send the mother a copy of the report.  At the suggestion of Sami the mother filed an Emergency Assistance Application and Sami apparently declared Haleigh Mardeusz "at risk"  with the notation "Date child determined to be at risk as of 5/4/95".  Unknown to Mardeusz,  at this time, was the fact that Magers' personal attorney, Catherine Connor, and her law firm, had a contract with Sonoma County to "assist" children "at risk".

Meanwhile, during 1995, the trial of Richard Alan Davis was drawing near in Santa Clara County.  His attorney, Barry Collins, had repeatedly stated in the court records that he could not go to trial before the end of August, 1995. Various and bizarre excuses were used by Collins in some instances, without his client Davis, present in the court room.  The absence of Davis was addressed by both the judge and the prosecution attorneys because, as a death penalty candidate, Davis had the absolute right to be present.  The transcripts reflect Collins' strange demand that the Davis trial not begin until August of 1995.

Sonoma County  Judge Lloyd Von Der Mahden reacted to the ongoing abuse of Haleigh Mardeusz by awarding Leo Magers physical custody of the child on August 31, 1995 based on a probation report of Carol Mardeusz written by Susan Rivetts, dated August 29, 1995.  Sonoma County did not order a probation report for the father.  Dr. Betty Magers gave her son, Leo, information on Munchausen Syndrome to deliver to the Sonoma County Probation Department.   In effect, Sonoma County was now conspiring to deliver the child, Haleigh, into the hands of her abuser.

In September of 1995 Leo Magers burned the front of both of Haleigh's legs with a cigarette.  During a supervised visit Carol Mardeusz and the supervisor noted the burns and the next day Carol took pictures of the multiple injuries.  Click  On September 30, 1995,  during a supervised  turn-over of Haleigh, Magers turned up and took Haleigh with one hand while brandishing a butcher knife at Carol Mardeusz with the other hand.  The supervisor present, Kimala Krchnavi, of the Sonoma County Legal Referral program observed this incident and reported it in a court declaration.

On September 7, 1995, Judge John Gallagher of Sonoma County Superior Court, ordered Carol Mardeusz to see psychologist William Alvarez, PhD.  The judge told the mother that based on Alvarez's recommendations Mardeusz MIGHT be able to see her daughter.

On  October 24, 1996 all Mardeusz' visitation rights were terminated by Judge Cerena Wong following a police report the mother had made to the Rohnert Park Police Report [Report No. 9618040].  On September 23, 1996 the mother had observed large scrapes on Haleigh's chest and reported this to Rohnert Police Officer Gene Fahey who refused to allow the mother to come to the police station to make the report.  Still trying to protect her daughter, Mardeusz documented the cigarette burns and the chest injury to Captain Lyle of the Novato Police Department in a certified letter to him.  Novato Police Officer Kelly Neiss would not allow the mother to come to the police station to make a formal report.

Finally on November 18, 1996, Leo Magers called Mardeusz and told her that,  if she went to the media about his abusing Haleigh, he would kill her and her "two brats".  Magers made this threat because on October 26, 2996, TV-50 was present to observe the hearing before Judge Cerena Wong.  Mardeusz' brother, Paul Van Zandt, was on the phone at the time of the threat and entered a declaration testifying to the threat by Magers. Mardeusz was living in Sacramento County at this time and she obtained a temporary order against Leo Magers in that county and its court made it's order permanent on December 9, 1996.

Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Cerena Wong retaliated by ordering that Carol Mardeusz have no telephone conversation with her daughter, Haleigh.

Several harassment trials were then conducted against the mother by prosecutors in Marin and Sonoma Counties.  Presently the very prosecutor who declined to prosecute the Magers is attempting to prosecute the mother.  How can a prosecutor wear two hats?  Isn't this a conflict of interest for Marin County Prosecutor Paula Kamena?  Is this just another attempt to discredit the Brady witnesses before Richard Alan Davis' appeal of his death sentence in the kidnap and murder of Polly Klaas?  Why are both counties afraid of Carole Mardeusz?

Marin  County and Sonoma County working together, had successfully stole a child from her mother.  It proves that they take care of their own - like Leo Magers and his mother.


Copyright 2000
by Virginia McCullough