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A MASSIVE SCANDAL UNFOLDS SCIENTIFIC FRAUD INFESTS FISH & WILDLIFE’S TOP RANKS A NATIONAL DISGRACE

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new-logo25Chuck Frank

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“it appears that the history of the Fish and Wildlife, and specifically…Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, [Deputy Director Rowan] Gould, and Ashe is that whistleblowing retaliation is tolerated or even condoned. Apparently someone got promoted or something good happened to them after they retaliated.”

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1888530_791967040830921_1291441710_nThe hierarchy of habitat, the Fish & Wildlife Service, is reeling from a recent expose’ by insider and whistleblower Gary Mowad. F&W’s
fabrications reveal a lack of credibility increasingly coming down from the very top. The organization, truly has become a bloated tapestry of scientific deception which is meant to de-industrialize America, and in the end, catapult her back into the 1800’s by using doctored statistics and fabricated research to support their broad claims.

Saving an old growth tree is one thing but purposefully stopping America’s wheels of production from turning has caused massive unemployment and vast economic hardship upon the people by orchestrating a 1000 + endangered species program but with a regular pattern of falsified science which is treasonous and is meant to destroy a nation but then rebuild it into the liking of an unconstitutional state lacking basic needs and those blood bought rights and freedoms which were enshrined since the founding of America. Total control of the people by government is the long term objective.

A conspiracy? Here are the facts.
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SCIENTIFIC FRAUD INFESTS FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE TOP RANKS

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READ FULL ARTICLE AT PEER.ORG/NEWS

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Whistleblower Hearing Traces Corruption and Retaliation Back to Director’s Door.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015

Washington, DC —An explosive whistleblower hearing transcript paints a vivid picture of rampant scientific misconduct, callous reprisal and systemic mendacity within the upper echelons of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which posted the full texts today. The transcript also illustrates how a highly-touted agency Scientific Integrity Policy has become a tool for just the opposite..

This whistleblower case is striking because it involves a high-level manager rather than a field biologist; Gary Mowad is a 28-year FWS veteran and former Deputy Director for law enforcement. For the past few years, Mowad had been the FWS Texas Administrator for the Ecological Services Division, handling a parade of thorny endangered species and natural resource issues arising out of the Lone Star State..

The hearing took place because Mowad challenged being placed on an open-ended “detail” causing him to leave Austin for Albuquerque for a position with no apparent duties. The reassignment followed his reporting a number of scientific integrity concerns, including what he termed a blatantly political decision by the FWS hierarchy to reverse the staff recommendation that the dune sagebrush lizard, with habitat in the heart of Texas oil country, be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

In an August 18, 2014 hearing before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, testimony indicated:.
•Widespread scientific fraud, such as using models to classify paved parking lots as endangered species habitat, is facilitated by top FWS officials to accommodate a network of politically connected consultants called the “Texas mafia;”
•Within hours after Mowad’s disclosure to the FWS Scientific Integrity Officer, it was relayed to top headquarters officials, and he was ordered to vacate his office. An arrangement to end Mowad’s exile was personally quashed by FWS Director Dan Ashe; and
•The Whistleblower Ombudsman for Interior’s Office of Inspector General testified that “Months of pointed discussions and stern warnings…have not resulted in any formal and permanent action” to discipline managers guilty of misconduct or protect whistleblowers from further retaliation.

Mowad’s case quickly settled after MSPB Judge Mary Ann Garvey summarized what she had heard by saying “it appears that the history of the Fish and Wildlife, and specifically …Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, [Deputy Director Rowan] Gould, and Ashe is that whistleblowing retaliation is tolerated or even condoned. Apparently someone got promoted or something good happened to them after they retaliated.”.

“Political skewing of science in today’s Fish & Wildlife Service is just as rife and blatant as it was during the darkest days of the Bush years,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, whose organization represented other FWS scientists working in the Southwest Region under Tuggle. “The Service’s entrenched culture of corruption persists with the full knowledge and blessing of Director Dan Ashe.”.  READ MORE AT PEER.ORG/news

 

A MEDICARE FRAUD STORY (ONE DOCTOR’S FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE)‏

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new-logo25By Douglas K. Kinan

                Updated to include documents.
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“For decades we have listened to FBI and DOJ pronouncements such as, “If you see something, say something,” “no one is above the law,” “equal justice under the law”, all Americans are entitled to “due process” and the all elusive “rule of law” claim, which oftentimes is manipulated by administrative and legal jujitsu.”___________________

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America is now at a stage where public corruption has reached pandemic proportions and, in my view, is the new normal in the court system and in America.

However, the general category of “public corruption” is too kind and discounts the fact that it’s really about the people who are corrupt, for motives that are truly bizarre. The collective propensity to knowingly break the law, abuse their power to harm innocent people, make a few bucks and/or ingratiate themselves with like-minded individuals is remarkable. Bad acts and law breaking can be covered up for a while, but they don’t go away.

Most Americans believe the court system is supposed to be the last line of defense to “serve and protect” the people. Most people also believe that they have a right to report crime with the expectation that an objective investigation will occur. However, when the court system is used to complete crime and cover up fraud, waste and abuse, it’s a sure sign that things are backward. Media silence only makes it worse.

Witness the case of Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan (“Dr. Bharani”).

Dr. Bharani was a Staff Neurologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance (“CHA”) from July 2007 to November 2010.

Without any hint of embellishment, Dr. Bharani’s humanitarianism with regard to his patients and with risk to his own self-interest, exposed patient neglect and Medicare fraud within the hospital in which he worked.

Dr. Bharani is one (1) of less than fifty (50) Neurologists in the world with 2 fellowships and a PhD in Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”). His patients will tell you that his credentials, ability, integrity and character are impeccable.

Dr. Bharani single-handedly cared for 750 MS patients who are extremely pleased with his care. Despite all of what Dr. Bharani has continued to endure, he still maintains a case load of 50 patients and sees them for free because, he said, “they are my responsibility.” MS patients cannot afford to pay him out of pocket. Dr. Bharani’s medical posture is clear: “Poor patients are welcome.”

On November 11, 2010, at approximately 3:30 pm, Dr. Bharani was paid a surprise visit by the Chief Administrative Officer, the Neurology Division Chief and a hospital Security Guard and escorted out of the hospital. This surprise visit only allowed Dr. Bharani to take with him a reflex hammer that his father gave him when he was 17. More

Proposed Collection of Information on Wild Horses & Burros; BLM Requests Comments

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The BLM is now planning to do a “knowledge and values study” on wild horses & burros using focus groups.  The focus groups are to include the usual special interest groups (the same ones that are so vocal against wild horses & burros on the BLM Resource Advisory Councils/RACs).

Most of us aren’t perusing the Federal Register on a daily basis, but an advocate alerted us to the notice below.  We should all ask WHO will APPOINT/SELECT the people who will take part in these focus groups.  The BLM proposes to have “guides” (a prepared agenda) for the groups, presumably to limit the topics you can talk about.  The questions/discussions will then likely be designed to lead you to whatever predetermined outcome the BLM wants.  Read HERE about the BLM and use of the Delphi Technique.

This is not free speech.  Will the topics include the delay of the issuance of the investigation report of the 1,700 wild horses Tom Davis bought?  Will the focus groups be updated on the current number of deaths of wild horses at the BLM’s Scott City, Kansas feedlot?  Will the participants be able to review any vet reports or necropsy reports from the Scott City feedlot?

This undemocratic process seems to be a way for the BLM to feign interest in listening to the public,  while in reality, it continues its efforts to contrive what could seem to the public to be some sort of a consensus.

I wonder if the BLM will ever have focus groups or advisory councils on wild horse & burro issues that are composed ONLY of real wild horse & burro advocates, who all care about the welfare of the wild horses and burros (instead of special interest “stakeholders” who focus on how to get rid of them).  The comment period for this proposed focus group farce ends May 11, 2015.  This is destined to be another unscientific “study” as the BLM continues to operate like a dog chasing its tail.  –  Debbie Coffey


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Foreign-owned mines operate royalty-free under outdated US law

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SOURCE:  revealnews.org  from The Center for Investigative Reporting

By / January 21, 2015

Let’s say you own 245 million acres.  And underneath that land are billions of dollars worth of minerals – gold, silver, copper, uranium and more.  Would you let foreign companies in to tear up your land, put your water at risk and take those minerals without paying royalties?

You already are. That’s the amount of public surface land controlled by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the federal government’s biggest landholder. And companies that mine these lands are exempt from federal royalty payments.

And it’s happening right now.  Take, for example, the Dewey Burdock uranium project in South Dakota.  It encompasses 240 acres of public surface land, plus more than 4,000 subsurface acres of uranium-rich earth.

As of two months ago, a Hong Kong-based company had secured the right to mine and profit off that uranium, used to replenish nuclear power plants around the world, particularly in China.  In November, Hong Kong’s Azarga Resources merged with Powertech to become Azarga Uranium and manage the Dewey Burdock project.

Azarga will pay no royalties to the United States government.  Thanks to the Mining Law of 1872, which still governs uranium and other “hardrock” mining to this day, any company can extract and sell minerals from public lands without paying a cent in royalties to the federal government.

A spokesman for the mine, Mark Hollenbeck, points out that the mine will be paying South Dakota a severance tax, which is a tax on extracting nonrenewable resources.

Besides the royalties issue, some community members worry this mine will put their drinking water at risk.  In-situ uranium mining by nature takes place where there is groundwater.  The process involves injecting chemicals into the aquifer where the uranium ore is.  The chemicals leach the uranium from the rock, and the uranium is then pumped to the surface.  At Dewey Burdock, opponents are concerned that the radioactive, uranium-laden groundwater won’t be contained to the mining site.

Last week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released testimony from geologist Hannan LaGarry.  LaGarry found serious flaws in the company’s analysis of the groundwater geology.  He concluded that that there is a risk of groundwater contamination if the mine is allowed to go forward.

The mining company opposed the release of the testimony.

In the U.S., the aquifer by law must be restored to its previous condition when mining is finished.  That means the water must be cleaned enough to put it back to its pre-mining uses.

A Hong Kong-based company has secured the right to mine and profit off the Dewey Burdock uranium project in South Dakota.

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The Final Financial Solution: Shoot the Messengers

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new-logo25Submitted By Dr. Gary Kohls
By Guest Columnist William Annett

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“(c) The greatest boff of all belongs to the pharmaceutical industry and its standard-bearer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Normal operations, sanctioned by a well-juiced government and its trained seal the FDA, consist of developing top-drawer medications which are then marketed for billions, whether or not they’re dangerous – or even criminal.”

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We’re living in a cuckoo’s nest that would have baffled Ken Kesey. thFLBPYT2F Consider just three items at the top of our agenda.

(1) Astronomical military spending at a time when there’s nobody left in the world big enough to fight us, with the exception of international terrorists (of which the definition is any rebel faction in a Middle East loaded with factions, most of which we first created, then armed and now oppose, not because they’ve changed but because we have),

(2) the health care farce, which makes us the most expensive, least effective (at least #47 in the world) and largest laughingstock in the world, and finally,

(3) the final triumph of corporate governance in Washington, which is icing the decline and fall of both capitalism and democracy in one fell swoop.

Witness the final humiliation: Warren Buffett, the richest deckhand on this ship of fools, recently announced how he could cure all our ills in about five minutes: every time Congress screws up by deadlocking itself or filibustering over the people’s business, we suspend their Congressional salaries and munificent benefits, such as the real health care system they deny us. The result would be guaranteeing the immediate end of deficits, debt problems and unemployment. Inadequate, Warren, but like drowning lawyers, a good start.

Take the Pentagon (as Rodney Dangerfield might say: Please). While every politician is shit-hemorrhaging over the budget deficit, military spending has reached such ridiculous proportions that multi-billion dollar items (such as the recent F-35 horror) click automatically into place, even though nobody – including the Pentagon brass itself – wants the bloody thing. It’s just fixed, embedded national policy/corporate welfare that subsidizes the weapons industry. And just the other day, our formerly audacious hopeful President sent to Congress his endorsement of the largest Pentagon budget in history. More

4931: Americans know that the world is closing in on them

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new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D. Coordinator,

911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Myths thrive on worlds of their own creation, where beliefs can persist in the face of occurrences that seem to dispel them. – Jason Sokol, There Goes My Everything, White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, p. 63.

Imagine living in a country so successful that it accounts for about half of troublesomethe world’s production of wealth and well-being on an annual basis, where the average citizen enjoys three times the living standard of countries in Western Europe, which in turn enjoy three times the standard of living of the Soviet Bloc countries, whose soldiers, still fairly fresh from defeating cruel totalitarian regimes and their deluded followers, are pictured giving candy to the children of defeated foes turned into friends in occupied former enemy countries, and where brotherhood and honest, peaceful intentions are lauded and universally believed in.

That was the image we were given of our country, the U.S., over and over and over throughout the 1950s. And most foreigners were said to cherish that winsome propaganda image as well. Such was (and for many, still is) their image of America. – home of the can-do-anything-always-good-guys (and gals). But, while such as they/we were safe and happy in their/our picture-perfect suburbs, in small towns, and on farms, they/we were not quite immune to crazed lone gunmen and the like. And not immune to the world’s bad guys, Communists and an inscrutable rabble overseas who were duped by them, and now their designated successors, who hate us and want to destroy us for our freedom – always necessitating new gigantic weapons systems, unceasing vigilance, and fully-justified preemption with sometimes nattering and ungrateful allies which some persist in calling aggression. More

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