Saturday, November 14, 2015

Michael Lombardi and Interlocks - Updated!

This short interview from my local public radio station WAMC in Albany, NY with author, Patricia Goldstone is worth listening to. It's less than 15 minutes long. Her new book is on a guy I never heard of, Mark Lombardi.  Lombardi, apparently, took it all in, all the mad information from economics, politics, and everything else and saw connections that the media and most people missed.

Please purchase the book via the link above.

Thank you

Lombardi used a methodology called interlock, which the author explains "is a form of flow chart commonly used in accounting and anti-trust litigation to trace overly cosy relationships between boards of directors. " Lombardi created art from the interlocks he made.

Lombardi understood the financial bubbles of the 70's, 80's and 90's. He was not trained in finances. He only had a B.A. in Art from Syracuse University (in 1974.)

His art was studied by the FBI, the CIA, the Dept of Defense, and the Office of Naval Intelligence in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the quest to find terrorist networks because Lombardi could see links and patterns other people and other methodologies would miss.

He died suspiciously. It was ruled a suicide. It is believed he foresaw the economic collapse of 2008 and who and what was really behind it.

Many of his papers have disappeared, and a lot of those were on the Bush family. Here's the link to the interview -

A Wall Street Journal article is here - "An Artist With a Taste for Scandal."

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tonight We Are French!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Yet another Secret Service scandal

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Lee Robert Moore 

A Delaware investigation has resulted in the arrest of a uniformed Secret Service officer accused of sending a picture of his genitals to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, according to court documents. Some of the communication happened while he was on duty at the White House, authorities said.

Lee Robert Moore, 37, of Church Hill, Maryland, was chatting on a cellphone social media app with an undercover Delaware State Police detective when he sent the naked photo and requested to meet, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Delaware.

Moore was charged in federal court with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, two counts of solicitation of a minor for sex and one count of obscenity material provided to a minor in state court. He is being held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.

Officials in Delaware would not comment on the charges and referred to the criminal complaints.

The complaints obtained by The News Journal show that the investigation began in August when a Delaware State Police detective with the state Child Predator Task Force was on the social media app Meet24 under a profile for a 14-year-old girl from Delaware.

A user, named "Rob," contacted the girl and began chatting with her about what clothes she liked to wear to bed, the complaint said. The detective asked Moore to chat on another app, called Kik, and the two exchanged usernames.

“[Lee Robert] Moore soon moved the chats sexual. He stated he wanted to travel to Delaware and meet in person for sex. Moore made it clear that he knew I was a 14 yr old girl.”
Delaware State Police Detective Kevin McKay writes in the state's affidavit describing the investigation

The Delaware Department of Justice then issued subpoenas to Kik for the IP address related to Moore's profile, the complaint said. The IP address was linked to Moore and his wife in Maryland.

In the following days, the father of two said he wanted to meet with the girl near the Dover Air Force Base and requested that she wear a skirt when they do so, the complaint said. The two continued to chat, turning the conversation to sex, and exchanged photos, according to the complaint.

"Moore soon moved the chats sexual," Delaware State Police Detective Kevin McKay wrote in the state's affidavit describing the investigation. "He stated he wanted to travel to Delaware and meet in person for sex. Moore made it clear that he knew I was a 14 yr old girl."

After Moore became suspicious, a female detective stepped in to chat with him and continued exchanging photos and videos. Some of the chats occurred while he was in his work break room or checking identifications at a building entrance, the complaint said. In one instance, he wrote that "work sucks today," according to the court document.

In a Sept. 24 video, Moore can be seen in "what appears to be a small room wearing what appears to be a tactical vest and a baseball-style hat with sunglasses" and stated in the chat "that he was on break and had to go relieve someone," according to the complaint.

On Oct. 6, he sent a photo of his genitals and attempted to convince the teen to send pictures of herself in panties, the complaint said.

Moore, who served in the military, was informed on Nov. 6 by the Secret Service that he was being placed on administrative leave. He was instructed to report to the Maryland State Police barracks in Centerville, Maryland, at 8 a.m. on Monday.

The day before he turned himself in, Moore sent a message on Kik to the girl saying, "I don't think we should talk anymore. I can't explain, but I have too much going on, and I need to pull away from talking to people online altogether. This will be my last message. I'm sorry, but I won't be on kick or meet 24 again," according to the complaint.

He then reported to the barracks, where he was arrested.

“In particular, Moore stated that he had a sexual interest in 14-year-old females and had engaged such individuals in online chats about sexual matters.”
Criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware

During an interview at the barracks, he admitted to talking to what he believed was a 14-year-old girl and to communicating with several other users who he believed were teen girls, the complaint said.

"In particular, Moore stated that he had a sexual interest in 14-year-old females and had engaged such individuals in online chats about sexual matters," the complaint said.

Moore does not have a listed telephone number. Court documents do not list a lawyer for him.

The complaint was filed Thursday in federal court in Wilmington.

Delaware's Child Predator Task Force was created eight years ago by late Attorney General Beau Biden. The task force, which tracks predators lurking online, reached a milestone of 200 convictions in August 2014.

In conjunction with the task force, Biden worked with the General Assembly in 2007 to enact tough new mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of possessing child pornography.

About 1,300 officers work for the Uniformed Division, which patrols the White House complex and Naval Observatory, the official residence of Vice President Joe Biden. It was not immediately clear how long Moore had been in the position.

The allegations come after a long list of blunders by the agency over the past few years, including agents partying during downtime in foreign countries and crashing into a security barrier while allegedly driving drunken in Washington, D.C.

In another instance, an armed mentally troubled Iraq war veteran scaled the White House fence and gained access to the mansion following failures on multiple levels by the security organization. Another included a security contractor armed with a gun and with record of prior assault convictions who managed to get on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a September 2014 trip to Atlanta.

Moore has been placed on administrative leave, said Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor. In a statement, she said Moore's security clearance was suspended on Nov. 6, after the incident was reported to the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility. All agency-issued equipment was retrieved, "and the employee’s access to all Secret Service facilities was terminated," she said.

Said Mainor: "The Secret Service takes allegations of potential criminal activity extremely seriously."

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

JFK's limousine license plates are up for auction.

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Monday, September 28, 2015



The Central Intelligence Agency has improperly classified and withheld from release at least five categories of information related to its post-9/11 rendition, detention and interrogation program, according to a detailed complaint filed by with the Information Security Oversight Office.

Classification of this information has impeded government accountability for the controversial CIA programs and derailed a full public reckoning over abuses that occurred, the complaint said.

"Secrecy regarding 'black sites' and torture has played a major role in ensuring that no CIA personnel could be prosecuted for torture, war crimes, destruction of evidence, or other relevant federal crimes. It has ensured that civil courts were closed to victims of torture, indefinitely delayed trials of the accused perpetrators of the September 11 attacks, and put the United States in breach of its obligations under the Convention Against Torture," wrote Katherine Hawkins, National Security Fellow at, who authored the complaint.

She specified five categories of information that she said had been classified in violation of the executive order governing classification policy and redacted from the summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on interrogation:

*     The pseudonyms and titles, and in some cases the names, of CIA officials and contractors implicated in the torture program.

*     The names of countries that hosted black sites (i.e. unacknowledged locations of CIA detention centers abroad).

*     Former CIA detainees' descriptions of the details of their own torture.

*     The CIA's involvement in the torture of prisoners in Iraq.

*     The CIA's rendition of prisoners to torture in foreign custody.

The 38-page complaint presents extensive arguments that certain particular information in each of these categories was improperly classified by the CIA.

"There is strong evidence that classification of evidence regarding the torture program violated the Executive Order, in some cases willfully so," Ms. Hawkins wrote. "It is important that there be consequences for this abuse of the classification power to deter similar violations in the future. But it is even more important that the cover-up end, and that ISOO act to oversee ongoing CIA classification decisions regarding the rendition, detention and interrogation program."

John P. Fitzpatrick, the director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), which oversees the classification system, said his office has already begun "digging into the complaint in detail.... I don't yet know what level of effort this will require."

Under Executive Order 13526 (section 5.2(6)), the ISOO director is authorized and required to "consider and take action on complaints and suggestions from persons within or outside the Government with respect to the administration of the [classification] program established under this order."

As a practical matter, ISOO's capacity to investigate classification errors is limited by the Office's size and budget.

Nevertheless, Mr. Fitzpatrick said, "handling complaints like this is part of our mission, so we will have to see what can be done."

The immediate next steps, he said, include identifying the specific claims advanced by the complaint and the parts of the executive order they may relate to; gathering relevant facts that would support or refute the claims; and performing analysis to reach a conclusion. Considering the length and detail of the complaint, reviewing it "will take time."

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If there is a systemic solution to the problem of overclassification, it is likely to involve the kind of independent review that has been urged on ISOO by in this case.

Government agencies that are left to their own devices will almost always classify more information than is necessary or appropriate. Without assuming any malign intent on their part, it is simply the path of least resistance.

However, when an agency is required to justify its classification activity to an impartial reviewer, even on a non-adversarial basis, a reduction in the scope of classification results more often than not. This has been confirmed repeatedly.

*    Between 1996 and 2014, the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel directed the declassification of information in 71 percent of the documents presented to it by members of the public whose direct requests to agencies had been denied, ISOO reported in 2014.

*    Documents concerning covert actions that the CIA had refused to acknowledge on its own were approved for declassification and publication in the Foreign Relations of the United States series after deliberation by the so-called High-Level Panel composed of representatives of the National Security Council, State Department and CIA.

*    CIA classification of many records related to the JFK assassination could not withstand review by the independent Assassination Records Review Board. The Board ordered declassification of tens of thousands of assassination-related records including millions of pages.

*    Even within individual agencies, the process of challenging classification decisions has borne fruit to a surprising extent. Government employees challenged the classification status of various items of information in 813 cases in FY2014, the Information Security Oversight Office reported. Their classification was overturned in whole or in part in 453 of those cases.

It follows that new venues and new procedures for independently evaluating disputed classification decisions would help to reduce or eliminate spurious classification.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The CIA will release Presidential Daily Briefs at LBJ Library tomorrow

CIA to Release Declassified President’s Daily Brief Articles

CIA to Release Declassified President’s Daily Brief Articles at Event Hosted by LBJ Presidential Library and University of Texas at Austin
Collection Includes Reports Delivered During Kennedy, Johnson Administrations
September 9, 2015

Previously classified President’s Daily Brief (PDB) articles from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations produced by CIA are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 16 at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, at a public symposium entitled The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer. The event will be livestreamed by the LBJ Library via their website

CIA Director John O. Brennan will present the event’s keynote speech and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will deliver closing remarks. In addition, the event will feature a panel discussion and remarks by other leaders from the academic, archivist, and intelligence communities, including William H. McRaven, Chancellor of the University of Texas System, former CIA Director Porter Goss, former CIA Deputy Director Bobby Inman, and others.

The President’s Daily Brief (PDB) contains intelligence analysis on key national security issues for the President and other senior policymakers. Only the President, the Vice President, and a select group of officials designated by the President receive the briefing, which represents the Intelligence Community’s best insights on issues the President must confront when dealing with threats as well as opportunities related to our national security. 

This public release highlights the role of the PDB in foreign and national security policy making. This collection includes the President’s Intelligence Checklists (PICLs) — which preceded the PDB — published from June 1961 to November 1964, and the PDBs published from December 1964 through the end of President Johnson’s term in January 1969. These documents offer insight on intelligence that informed presidential decisions during critical historical events such as: the Cuban Missile Crisis, the 1967 Six-Day War, the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and Vietnam.

The documents will be posted on the CIA website the day of the symposium at This collection was assembled as part of the CIA’s Historical Review Program, which identifies, reviews, and declassifies documents on historically significant events or topics. Previous releases can be viewed at:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Members of the public and press who wish to attend this event must register in advance with the LBJ Presidential Library at Those who have not registered in advance will not be admitted.