November 21, 2019

The Paradox of Power

*Editor’s Note* – The following article was written by former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee, James Beers, and only scratches the surface into the depth of corruption that exists in this American Government apparatus. Most people don’t want nor are they capable of imagining and then accepting the depth and breadth of existing corruption or to what extent such a powerful system of corruption will go in order to protect itself while carrying out their agendas and other clandestine operations.  

What Non-Disclosure Agreements Disclose

By James Beers:

The last two weeks have seen a constant stream of news and accusations about the President paying two women six-figure sums to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements over two years ago.  Reportedly the payments were made to guarantee their silence about reputed liaisons before then-candidate Trump was preparing to run for President.

Living as I do in a very Progressive state, neighbors and friends are absolutely appalled that such a thing (six-figure payments to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to guarantee silence about a purported sex incident or matter) was done by “our” (not “their) President.  If I were to ask; I am sure their outrage (they would say) was just as strong when they learned of candidate John Edwards betrayal of his wife, or President Clinton’s Oval Office escapades or all those Congressional female staffers paid off by their bosses out of a secret slush fund on Capitol Hill.

The radio talk shows and cable news stations have been a constant hum as they try to “explain” and “put in perspective” this dastardly practice of President Trump paying for “silence”.  We are told:

“When John Edwards payed for the silence of his pregnant paramour during his campaign for President by having donors pay for a Non-Disclosure Agreement; the court ruled that it was a legitimate action and use of donor money”.

“When President Clinton (sic, the most powerful politician/bureaucrat on the planet) had sexual activity in the Oval Office (sic, the epitome of US government offices) with a young intern (sic, the lowest and most helpless government employee); the courts and his Congressional defenders claimed it was no big deal even when he lied about it when asked.”  NOTE – Any one of these aspects, 1) sex with any employee, especially one “powerless” due to inferior status or grade; 2) sex in a government office; or 3) lying about it – had I done so would have guaranteed the loss of my job, public disgrace, and probably lifetime unemployment until they ran out of illegal aliens at the Employment Office

“Congress has kept a multi-million-dollar slush-fund for years to secretly pay staffers coerced into sex with ‘Members ’to forego any ‘Disclosure’ and return to Podunk.”  Actually; they didn’t say “Podunk” but this reminded me of something very funny but true that I heard years ago from a very Progressive Feminist Politician when asked by a reporter why “all these continuous Congressional sex scandals always seem to involve male Congressmen and Senators?”  Her reply was priceless, “Because we (i.e. the distaff politicians) don’t have 25-year-old lifeguards constantly throwing themselves at us”.

I have taken the time to write this, not to dwell on the salacious accusations about or provable amorous incidents of our politicians lives whether before politics, when running for office or while ensconced in “their” (actually “our”) government offices from the Capitol Building to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (i.e. The White House).  I am writing this to bring to your attention an even more abhorrent and ominous use by government of the “Non-Disclosure Agreement”; that is to cover-up criminal activity using Appropriated Funds.

In the late 1990’s, during the Monica Lewinsky/Impeachment news, I was a US Fish & Wildlife Service employee that had just completed 6 years of hard work and worldwide travel to keep Animal Rights advocates and the European Union from destroying the international fur market and the trapping of furbearers and predators in the US, Canada, and Russia (the major suppliers of furs).  The fact that I and others were successful in this endeavor earned me the enmity of recent political appointees under President Clinton.  Although they had pretended to be advocates for proactive wildlife management (as were their predecessors for over a century), their clandestine values and relationship with radical animal rights and extremist environmental organizations were outraged by our success and they set about getting rid of me.

During this period, fellow employees jumped off elevators for fear of being seen with me; threatening official letters were left on my doorstep on a Sunday morning; and police were notified unbeknownst to me that I was going to be fired and “may be dangerous”.

One afternoon I was called by a Congressional staffer on the US House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee and asked what was going on with me?  I went up to their office the next day and explained things and casually mentioned that the federal Excise Taxes collected on Arms and Ammunition (by law only to be used by the 50 States and US Territories on a formula basis for specific wildlife management activities and amounting to hundreds of Millions of dollars annually) seemed to be below expectations for several years.  No one in USFWS was interested in this and there were no audits conducted on these funds.

Long story short: The House Committee subpoenaed the USFWS financial records of the Excise Taxes’ receipts and allocation.  USFWS thought to be clever (shades of IRS, FBI. DOJ, et al) and lied that the figures could not be isolated from the entire USFWS Budget so they sent large boxes of contiguous computer printouts of the very complex USFWS budget with separate laws and restrictions as complex as any in the federal government.  One employee had joked that, “they will never be able to figure anything out from this”.  By this time, I had been sent home by USFWS and had hired a lawyer as they tried to figure out what to do with me.

The House Committee asked me if I could look over the records based on my varied and long experience with Washington and the USFWS structure and budget.  I did so and found numerous examples of the Excise Taxes popping up in USFWS Regional Offices, top employee bonuses, Endangered Species and a Public Affairs office in Portland.  The General Accounting Office was told by the Committee to conduct an Audit* of USFWS and the Excise Tax funds.

*This was before the General Accounting Office was renamed the General Accountability Office.  The point here is that this was an Audit by Accountants.  In the 1990’s I had noticed that “GAO Auditors” were increasingly young women and minorities with Sociology and Economics degrees for reasons I leave to your imagination. By the early 2000’s it was becoming increasingly difficult to identify the General Accounting Office work products as “Audits” so the name was changed to “General Accountability Office” and their work products mostly as “Accountability Reports”.

Anyway, I helped the GAO with their questions and other problems to complete the Audit.  The results were that $45 to 60 MILLION had been skimmed by USFWS before allocation to the States.  Records had been covered up and the money was spent mostly to Trap Wolves (in Canada) and transport (without Importation border forms being filed), acclimatize and release the wolves into Yellowstone Park and on an Indian Reservation from where they now occupy all the Northern Rockies’ States.  This action (releasing wolves into the Upper Rockies) had been turned down for funding by Congress and therefore was unauthorized but they (USFWS appointees) stole the money from state wildlife agencies and did it anyway.  Another major use of the stolen funds was to open a new Regional Office in California (to be closer to radical organizations and their more extreme supporters) by laundering the money through the Regional Office in Portland. This too, Congress had refused to authorize or fund.  Remaining Excise Tax dollars were scattered in bonuses for top managers that had nothing to do with Excise Taxes but were reminiscent of those three monkeys, “Hear no evil, see no evil, Say no evil”.

I wrote an article, years ago about how many federal criminal and civil laws and regulations were violated based on my many years and experience with Law Enforcement and big Investigations (see the Vesely Forte and Cartier Jewelry cases I made in New York City 1971-1972) but people’s eyes just glaze over.

I testified twice before the House Natural Resources Committee before a packed gallery about how the funds were taken and hidden.

My lawyer called me at home one day and said USFWS had an “offer” for me.  It turned out to be a “Six-figure” amount and my lawyer’s fees to sign a NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT and retire immediately.  The NDA stated I “would not speak or write about anything involved with my separation from the US government for three years or I would forfeit the payment”.  I could not answer questions (there were many) or write about the affair.  My wife and I were glad to be done with the matter and my former colleagues.

USFWS went about conducting Damage Control and blamed it all on a misunderstanding and faulty record keeping.  All (to my great surprise) of the State wildlife agency Directors remained silent about the money stolen from “their” (actually “our”) wildlife management programs (to the delight of the animal rights/environmental extremist crowds.  By this time state agencies and their national organization had grown so dependent on federal funds and federal growing authorities that they had become little more than federal subcontractors.  The GW Bush/Al Gore campaigns had begun and the difficult-to-believe and understand (thanks to today’s “fake news” predecessors) affair soon faded from the public consciousness.  Those USFWS/DOI appointees responsible for the theft and misuse were never named publicly and all went on seamlessly to higher-paying jobs and glory in the parlors of Manhattan and San Francisco after retirement.

In other words, “your” tax dollars were used by “your” bureaucrats to cover-up “their” criminal activities.  Until this happened I had no idea such things were even possible, much less actually done.

Thus, Non-Disclosure Agreements can be financed by private funds; campaign funds; Congressional slush funds;AND BY APPROPRIATED FUNDS GIVEN TO FEDERAL AGENCIES FOR (???).

Also, Non-Disclosure Agreements can be used to “silence” allegations from women in your past; women you have made pregnant while married to someone else; fellow federal employees you have coerced to have sex with you; fellow employees you had sex with on government time or in government offices; AND EMPLOYEES OR OTHERS THAT HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF CRIMINAL OR CIVIL ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES THAT APPOINTEES OR POWERFUL PERSONS WANT COVERED UP IMMEDIATELY!

I leave it to you to note how the more egregious and dastardly the offense and/or the perpetrator of behind any Non-Disclosure Agreement, the more it is ignored by the public and less it bothers anyone.  Think of it as Congressmen paying millions over time to cover-up peccadilloes, a President in The Oval Office, a Presidential wannabee everyone likes and a President the press and Washington politicians and bureaucrats hate.  The last one noted is nothing more than the latest missive intended to wound him How soon we forget when we really don’t hate someone accused of “paying for silence”. 

Now think about the secret practice of federal Agencies and Departments using Appropriated money and Non-Disclosure Agreements to cover up real criminal activity as either the arrogance or paradox of power.

Jim Beers

18 December 2018

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

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What We Can’t See: Reaping The Rewards of Propaganda’s Brainwashing

“There is no news cycle. There is no national debate. There’s no Ed Murrow, no Walter Cronkite, no figure of authority from whom the public can learn the facts with a reasonable degree of trust. We have had so many iterations of lies, cover-up, cover-up malfunction, new lies, new cover-up and new cover-up malfunction that the experts are in information overload. What is going on in the head of an ordinary voter with a passing interest in politics and ten or fifteen minutes a day to devote to news?”<<<Read More>>>

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FDA colludes with Big Pharma to cover up deaths in psych drug trials 

FDA colludes with Big Pharma to cover up deaths in psych drug trials
Source: FDA colludes with Big Pharma to cover up deaths in psych drug trials – NaturalNews.com
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NBC’s Brian Williams Scandal Could Have Been Avoided

Had NBC Parent Company Comcast Not Fought a 2013 Shareholder Proposal Designed to Improve Accuracy of Statements Made by Company Employees Like Brian Williams, The Current Scandal May Have Been Avoided

Comcast Hired Outside Legal Counsel to Help it Fight Shareholder Proposal that Merely Asked Comcast to Review Its Accuracy Policies

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Ruled Shareholders May Not Ask Management of Public Companies to Make Certain Employees Are Making Accurate Public Statements

“It seems illogical for the federal government to prohibit shareholders of public companies from telling management it should tell the truth, but that’s the SEC’s policy. When bigshots at high-profile companies feel comfortable telling lies, you end up with scandals like this one with Brian Williams.”

Washington, DC – “NBC’s Brian Williams scandal may have been avoided had Comcast’s upper management not fought a 2013 shareholder proposal intended to help the Company identify accuracy problems and correct them before they became legal problems, and had the Securities and Exchange Commission not ruled that Company shareholders have no right to inquire about accuracy policies at publicly-held media companies,” said Amy Ridenour, chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research and the Comcast shareholder who submitted the proposal.

In 2012 Ridenour submitted a shareholder proposal for consideration at Comcast’s 2013 shareholder meeting that would have required Comcast’s management to review its standards for accuracy.

“Comcast took our proposal to the Securities and Exchange Commission and fought it tooth and nail,” said Ridenour, “but had it accepted the proposal and done the requested internal review of its accuracy standards and procedures, it might have prevented Brian Williams scandal it is involved in now that is going to be very, very costly to NBC, and thus to Comcast and its shareholders.”

“Comcast brought in the outside law firm of Davis, Polk and Wardwell to help it fight the proposal, said Ridenour, and eventually got the SEC to rule that our simple request that the Company review its policies to make certain its employees were making only accurate statements in public was inappropriate because it dealt with, in the SEC’s term, ‘legal compliance.'”

“Essentially,” said Ridenour, “not lying in public is ‘legal compliance,’ and the SEC does not want shareholders involved in legal compliance, so shareholders at publicly-held companies are not allowed to ask management to have policies in place to make certain their employees tell the truth.”

“It seems illogical for the federal government to prohibit shareholders of public companies from telling management it should tell the truth, but that’s the SEC’s policy,” said Ridenour. “When bigshots at high-profile companies feel comfortable telling lies, you end up with scandals like this one with Brian Williams.”

“Since Comcast’s management spent so much money to fight our proposal, they no doubt were happy when they beat us,” said Ridenour, “but I wonder if they are happy now. Had management reviewed its policies for making certain employees were not lying in public it might have realized it had big problems in the truthfulness area and taken actions that might have nipped the current Brian Williams scandal in the bud before it ever happened.”

Documents laying out our proposal, the Company’s opposition to it and our rebuttal, as well as the SEC’s final decision not to allow shareholders to request an accuracy review, can be found online on the SEC’s website here.

“I submitted my proposal after a Comcast employee, Rachel Maddow, falsely said on MSNBC on April 23, 2012 that my employer, the National Center for Public Policy Research, repeatedly ‘funnel[ed] cash and perks… to Members of Congress’ to influence legislation, which, if true, would have been a felony. Maddow also used the phrase ‘bribe[d] Members of Congress.’ At the 2012 shareholder meeting we asked Comcast CEO Brian Roberts for a correction and/or apology,” said Ridenour, ” thinking we’d easily get one, as even high school-level journalists know better than to accuse people falsely of felonies in news reports. Instead, to our surprise, we received a long letter filled with irrelevant insults from MSNBC President Phil Griffin and Maddow called us ‘cretins’ – among other things – in a broadcast.”

“It was then that we realized Comcast had a serious problem,” added Ridenour, “as very top management did not appear to care about accuracy – at all. That can lead to all kinds of problems for media companies. I admit I thought the problem would be expensive libel suits against Comcast from people who did not like, as we did not like, being falsely accused of felonies, rather than the company’s #1 public face being brought down in an unnecessary, foolish and – for Comcast – expensive scandal, but it hardly matters. All these problems are expensive, they all were unnecessary, and they all could have been prevented just by making even a minimal effort to be accurate.”

Neither Ridenour nor the National Center for Public Policy Research ultimately sued Comcast for its libel, citing the time and expense such a lawsuit would have required, but National Center personnel, including Amy Ridenour’s husband, National Center President David Ridenour, and Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, have continued attending Comcast’s annual shareholder meetings and have continued to encourage management to impose accuracy standards internally, for the Company’s own sake.

Ridenour’s proposal for the 2013 shareholder meeting asked Comcast management to submit a report to shareholders that would:

1. Disclose the policies and procedures by which the Company minimizes the risk of libel, slander and defamation lawsuits and its policies regarding the training of Company employees regarding the importance of fact-checking written and spoken statements;

2. Disclose the Company’s policy for issuing corrective statements regarding statements by Company employees that carry a reasonable risk of being legally actionable;

3. Describe the means by which the Company objectively evaluates employee statements for accuracy and legal exposure.
“This Brian Williams scandal is a big, expensive headache for Comcast,” concluded Ridenour. “A culture encouraging and enforcing accuracy could have prevented this headache. We again urge Comcast management to impose policies internally to make accuracy a high priority in all statements, written and spoken, by Comcast employees. This will benefit Comcast greatly.”

Press releases from 2013 describing the proposal contemporaneously as well as the exchanges of the National Center’s David Ridenour and Justin Danhof with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts at the 2013 shareholder meeting are available here and here, and a Washington Free Beacon story by Andrew Evans about that meeting is available here. A Newsbusters story by Jack Coleman about the 2012 Comcast meeting in which the National Center first asked for a correction/apology is available here.

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations, and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors.

Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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Benghazi: Traitorous Deeds at the Highest Level of Government

“I think Gowdy is serious, and I think he is a real patriot, but I think he has been warned away from the final conclusion or he’s been threatened,” Jones told WND.

“I’ve been working very closely with the Citizens’ Commission, and I think Gowdy, if he doesn’t go any further than he has, has either been warned within the Republican Party or threatened externally.”

“The truth is Boehner only agreed to appoint the Select Committee after a lot of pressure from a lot of people and to put Gowdy in to head it, which is something we all recommended,” Jones said. “But I think Boehner has either given Gowdy the word that enough is enough, or it’s gone above Boehner, and Gowdy’s been threatened.”

Asked directly, Jones agreed with Vallely that traitorous deeds at the highest level of government were committed regarding Benghazi and that the Republicans in Congress have joined the Democrats in a continuing cover-up.<<<Read More>>>

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Retired NYFD Firefight Claims False Flag Event at WTC

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A Cold Man and Liar

*Editor’s Note* – I received an email today. In that email was one person’s written account of what happened in Benghazi, Libya and a face to face encounter with President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta and Susan Rice. This meeting occurred when the letter writer went to Washington, D.C. to claim the body of her cousin, a personal guard at the embassy. In the email, it said to pass this information on. That is what I am doing. Take the information and use it as you wish. I have no way of knowing whether it is true or not.

Cynthia Lee Myers Wanted to share the truth of what happened over in Libya.

“Here is my story. A week out the Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about an Al Qaida cell in the area planning an attack on 9/11 in response to the killing of Bin Laden. For the next several days, the state dept and WH were asked for a security force and were denied at least six times. Ambassador Stevens and his team were given the all clear that the Consulate in Benghazi was safe and there was no need for a security force other than his 3 personal guards(One being my cousin) and a few Libyans who were not armed.

Then the attack and murders occurred. Immediately the WH claimed it was a protest gone bad over a you tube video. Obama made a quick speech in the Rose Garden on Sept.12 before catching a plane to Vegas to campaign. He made a generic statement at the end of his speech after placing the blame on an overheated protest over the video. He said “No act of terror will shake the resolve of America.” Later that day and over the next 2 days, the liberal media began saying Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men died of smoke inhalation. This was not the case. Out of respect for my cousin, I’m not going to be specific about his murder. However Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered. His genitals were cut off, he was sodomized and beaten and cut and stabbed and burned. He was drug thru the streets and left for dead. This is eyewitness testimony of a local Dr. who found the Ambassador in a ditch and tried to save his life. He had no idea who he was. The other 3 men, including my cousin, met similar fates. And deaths due to smoke inhalation is a 100% fabricated LIE. The next week I drove my aunt and Uncle and 2 others to DC to receive his body. We met with Hillary, Panetta, and Susan Rice. ALL of whom apologized and said it was a protest gone bad over a video and exited the area. Next Obama entered with the same story and didn’t apologize and wasn’t sympathetic. My aunt cried to this man and all he did was hand her flowers and walk away. I tried to get his attention, but didn’t. I got upset and yelled liar to him, he kept walking. Then a secret service agent grabbed my arm and led me to a room where I was held till the proceedings were over.

America , I saw firsthand how cold this man is. What kind of liar he is. Most of you haven’t a clue about this tyrant and yet you support him. And act like every word he says is Gospel. These murders and the fast and furious cover ups make water gate look like a kid who told his bff’s secret to the class.

We must stop this man, and please pass this story along.
— God Bless America!

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I Don’t Know Anything! No, Really! I Don’t Know Anything

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Irrelevant and Oh, So Long Ago

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I Didn’t Do It! I Swear! Hey Look Over There

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