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How Globalists Are E-Managing Us

Posted in the database on Sunday, September 17th, 2006 @ 12:07:40 MST (5719 views)
by Bud Gray    Trumpet America  

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How Globalists Are E-Managing Us

So, what could be wrong with putting an experienced and acclaimed information technology data management expert in charge of upgrading and centralizing all our records nationally, in order to fight crime and protect us against terrorism?... Even if she is a foreign born and raised globalist-sympathizing UN patsy, married to a French intellectual and living in France, with ties to Latin America?... I mean, what's wrong with that?!...

Hang on, dear Readers, you're about to be amazed - and I hope angered and motivated enough to take action.

The story starts here. (Actually, it doesn't start here, it starts much earlier; but this recent article will provide our point of departure...)

FBI Shows Off Counterterrorism Database

ELLEN NAKASHIMA, Washington Post

* FBI Shows Off Counterterrorism Database

The FBI has built a database with more than 659 million records - including terrorist watch lists, intelligence cables and financial transactions - culled from more than 50 FBI and other government agency sources. The system is one of the most powerful data analysis tools available to law enforcement and counterterrorism agents, FBI officials said [recently].

The FBI demonstrated the database to reporters... in part to address criticism that its technology was failing and outdated as the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks nears.

Privacy advocates said the Investigative Data Warehouse, launched in January 2004, raises concerns about how long the government stores such information and about the right of citizens to know what records are kept and correct information that is wrong.

The data warehouse is an effort to "connect the dots" that the FBI was accused of missing in the months before the 2001 attacks, bureau officials said. About a quarter of the information comes from the FBI's records and criminal case files. The rest - including suspicious financial activity reports, no-fly lists, and lost and stolen passport data - comes from the Treasury, State and Homeland Security departments and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.[1]

"That's where the real knowledge comes from... sharing information," said Gurvais Grigg, acting director of the FBI's Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, who helped develop the system.

In a demonstration, Grigg sat at a computer and typed in the name "Mohammad Atta," one of the 19 hijackers in 2001. The system can handle variants of names and up to 29 variants on birth dates. He typed "flight training" in the query box and pulled up 250 articles relating to Atta.

The system, designed by Chiliad Inc. of Amherst, Mass., can be programmed to send alerts to agents on new information, Grigg said. Names, Social Security numbers and driver's license details can be linked and cross-matched across hundreds of millions of records.

No top secret information is in the system, officials said.

Grigg said that before 2002, it would take 32,222 hours to run 1,000 names and birth dates across 50 databases. Now agents can make such a search in 30 minutes or less, he said.

The 13,000 agents and analysts who use the system make an average 1 million queries a month, Grigg said. The system does not reach into the databases themselves but mines copies that are updated regularly, he said.

Irrelevant information can be purged or restricted, and incorrect information is corrected, he said. Willie T. Hulon, executive assistant director of the FBI's National Security Branch, said that generally information is not removed from the system unless there is "cause for removal."

Every data source is reviewed by security, legal and technology staff members, and a privacy impact statement is created, Grigg said. The FBI conducts in-house auditing so that each query can be tracked, he said.

David Sobel, senior counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the Federal Register has no record of the creation of such a system, a basic requirement of the Privacy Act. He also said the FBI's use of an internal privacy assessment undercuts the intent of the privacy law.

FBI officials said the database is in "full compliance" with the law.

Sobel said he learned under a Freedom of Information Act disclosure [recently] that the system includes 250 million airline passenger records, stored permanently.

"It appears to be the largest collection of personal data ever amassed by the federal government," he said. "When they develop the capability to cross-reference and data-mine all these previously separate sources of information, there are significant new privacy issues that need to be publicly debated."

Michael Morehart, chief of the FBI's Terrorist Financing Operations Section, has testified to Congress about some aspects of the system. He said that Treasury Department documents included in the database have helped counterterrorism investigations significantly.[2]

"Chiliad" - now there's an interesting word. It's Latin, meaning: a thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; millennium. From Greek "khilias," from "khilioi," thousand.

Well, one imagines that revamping the FBI's electronic data management system must cost loads of money, and what with "Chiliad" being such an interesting name and all, I was curious to learn more about the firm...

Here's an excerpt from a November 2000 article:

"Started last year with $3 million in angel funding from family and friends, Chiliad jumped from the shadows [recently] by announcing a $24.5 million investment from Hewlett-Packard Co. The funding comes in a combination of debt and equity financing. The two companies also formed a strategic alliance, in which Chiliad will use HP servers, storage, consulting and software, while HP will explore how to use the startup's search technology in its products, portals and e-commerce sites. [T]he most impressive thing about Chiliad... is the experience of its managers. Co-founder and chairman Christine Maxwell created "Magellan," the Internet's original reference directory and search engine. CEO Paul McOwen was co-creator of the National Science Foundation's research center for text retrieval and analysis. And chief technology officer Howard Turtle designed a legal retrieval system for West Publishing that has won kudos for its ability to perform contextual searches of terabyte-level databases."[3]

Two of those players - McOwen and Turtle, and a third individual, William Bruce Croft - have long and convoluted careers in business and technology, and an intimate knowledge of how to extract taxpayer money from government agencies. Christine Maxwell is a daughter of British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell (d.1991).

Journalist Amy Zuckerman said that Paul McOwen started his adult life involved in "social service programs to build housing and develop mass transit for the elderly." But after he and his wife spent seven years(!) without electricity - "disdainful of money and the establishment" (and 'feeling others pain,' I suppose) - he got smart and got serious about improving his situation.[4]

McOwen went to the University of Massachusetts to study computer science and engineering, where he completed a master's degree and became a department administrator. During the period 1987-1995, McOwen attracted to the university "$27 million from the state and from the National Science Foundation."[5]

In 1988 McOwen founded the Applied Computing Systems Institute of Massachusetts, a non-profit research foundation which takes technology developed by the university and brings it to market. McOwen then establishes the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval with faculty member Bruce Croft (of foreign pedigree). According to the center's website, "[t]he CIIR develops tools that provide effective and efficient access to large, heterogeneous, distributed, text and multimedia databases." Working together, CIIR and ACSIOM create a hot new search engine called "InQuery."[6],[7],[8],[9],[10]

It was Howard Turtle who had the bright idea for InQuery. As Warren Greiff explained in a 1996 paper (found at the CIIR website), "the search engine of the InQuery system is based on the use of inference networks as developed in Howard Turtle's doctoral dissertation."[11]

Turtle had previously collaborated with Croft to publish "A Retrieval Model for Incorporating Hypertext Links" in 1989, "Efficient probabilistic inference for text retrieval" in 1991, and "Retrieval Strategies for Hypertext" in 1993, among other papers; he and Croft would continue to publish work jointly for years.[12],[13],[14]

So the three men knew each other well: McOwen, Croft and Turtle. McOwen especially, as an administrator and funding hound, was able to initiate and coordinate the activities of various programs, students and faculty.

In 1996 McOwen and Croft start "Sovereign Hill," a for-profit company to promote InQuery. (McOwen leaves the university to dedicate himself fully to the new venture.)[15,16],[17]

Now pay attention, kids, this is how socialist-fascism works. Citing again the CIIR website...

"The technology transfer mechanism is simple and effective. As soon as some technology is developed in the Center which appears to have commercial potential, the commercialization rights to that particular technology are routinely transferred by the University. This streamlined mechanism allows very rapid development of commercial documentation, licensing of new technology, incorporation of new start-ups and joint ventures, and financing/investment of new commercialization enterprises. All government and industry members benefit immediately from new releases of software with new or advanced features or performance... The creation of Sovereign Hill Software, Inc. is just one example of the CIIR's successes. Sovereign Hill Software, a Massachusetts start-up company and CIIR member, was created to commercialize the InQuery retrieval engine and related information retrieval software created within the CIIR."[18]

In 1999 Sovereign Hill is sold for $4 million.[19]

So, together with other stakeholders in the community (read, "eager businessmen"), McOwen and Croft set up a 'center' and a 'research foundation' through a public university, whose infrastructure and principal operating expenses are publicly funded and which use mostly student research and labor to develop a marketable technology, with said technology being transferred to their private company, which they then sell for $4 million...

Sweet.

(No more fretting over light bills.)

But the show wasn't over, folks. These boys were just getting started.

McOwen and Croft continued harvesting big clients - such as the Library of Congress and Department of Defense - with their search engines, knowledge management systems and security software.[20],[21],[22]

I say "harvesting" because, in fact, they had already been cultivating these and other fat cats for quite some time as part of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS), an effort to identify, locate, and describe Federal information resources, including electronic information resources (excerpt c.1998):

"The GILS Profile was first stabilized and approved through the standards process in 1994. A second version was approved in 1997, but the changes were largely confined to extending and refining the available elements and their semantics. A third version might be expected around the year 2000... GILS initiatives take many forms. Among the most common are those dealing with public access to government information, including spatial (map) data and information resources. Here is a partial list of such initiatives... United States (National) Initiatives... Library of Congress... DefenseLink... GILS Acknowledgements... A partial list of people who have contributed to the development and success of GILS... University of Massachusetts, Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, Bruce Croft, Paul McOwen..."[23],[24],[25],[26],[27]

Howard Turtle also stayed busy. He received his doctorate in computer science in 1991 and went to work for West Publishing, a major supplier of federal and state legal reference materials, which at the time was expanding into the electronic media market. Turtle developed West's famous "WIN" document management software, and company sales boomed.[28],[29] (By chance, I worked at a competitor of West during this period and can attest to their surge in the market.)

While still employed by West as their chief scientist in 1997, Turtle helped organize the "6th annual Text Retrieval Conference," sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). (It's disconcerting to find a major publisher of U.S. law snuggling up to the military.) Turtle spoke in 1999 as part of a series on computational linguistics at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), also sponsored by the Department of Defense. He has been involved in many other such programs. As a recognized expert in electronic information management, Dr. Turtle has actively participated in various academic and professional organizations relating to computer technology and standards, and is often called on to organize events and speak publicly.[30],[31] (The man is comfortable in a suit and tie.)

In the late-90s Turtle starts CogiTech, "a technical consulting firm that specializes in information retrieval system design and evaluation." CogiTech was represented at a number of the events mentioned above (and similar programs) and continues to be associated with UMass CIIR today.[32],[33]

At this point I suggest we pause and review. We've covered a lot of material so far, focusing mainly on non-current events; but I've been laying groundwork here and preparing context, and I'll explain more in a bit.

We see that, approaching the new millennium there were these three well-established (entrenched), bureaucratically-savvy techno-champs, tightly woven (I should say, "writhing") in a 'stroke-me, stroke-you' relationship with the federal government generally and the Department of Defense specifically. Paul McOwen, Bruce Croft and Howard Turtle were set to become the darlings of the U.S. Government's information management community.

The secret information management community.

The secret information management community that would track (and eventually control) hundreds of millions, soon billions of records on 'persons of interest,' virtually everybody...

The secret information management community that would be needed to assist American law enforcement and government apparatus in merging us - relatively peacefully, without too much kicking and screaming - into the coming Global Village, where Really Smart People would control all aspects of our lives, for our own good, and Big Brother would pour milk and spread honey in 'fair' proportion to all.

Of course, those Really Smart People - with so many decisions to make and problems to solve - might need more things than we other lucky fools, uh, souls. You wouldn't want to deprive the Really Smart People of the resources they might need to live comfortably and do their jobs in guiding us, would you?... No, of course not.

But I digress.

All that was needed now was a plausible cover for their (Really Smart People's) work, a 'front' operation of sorts.

Enter Christine Maxwell, stage way left.

Christine is one of many siblings of Ian Robert Maxwell, the controversial British publisher who died mysteriously in 1991, heavily in debt (and weight). I won't go into details here about Robert Maxwell, other than to say that he was born in Czechoslovakia as Jan Ludwik Hoch, worked hard, and made and lost money time and again. His surviving children have managed to stay afloat financially and are still able to navigate the upper strata of international society. You can follow these links[34],[35],[36] for more information on Mr. Maxwell, if you want...

http://www.ketupa.net/maxwell.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/5/newsid_2514000/2514649.stm

http://www.the7thfire.com/new_world_order/zionism/mossad/
mossad_murder_of_robert_maxwell.htm

Christine Maxwell was afforded a comfortable upbringing but, when the time came for college, she found that she wasn't qualified academically; so she asked dad to send her to Pitzer College in southern California, for sociology and Latin American studies. Over the years since then she has complemented that training by repeatedly visiting and speaking at events in Mexico and Latin America, where she practices her Spanish. Maxwell also spent a number of years as a trustee on the board of directors of the Santa Fe Institute, a research and education center in New Mexico. She has a teaching credential from Lady Spencer-Churchill College of Education, Oxford, England (not part of Oxford University).[37],[38],[39],[40]

Maxwell began her professional life teaching and developing educational materials. She has served on numerous academic, philanthropic and business boards over three decades (two of those organizations being Pergamon Press and Macmillan Publishing, owned by her father). She has published some papers of note and has made numerous presentations internationally. She currently belongs to or heads many organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, and her schedule continues to be hectic. These obligations pull her across the globe frequently. Christine Maxwell is a very busy lady.[41]

Maxwell became infatuated with the Internet and electronic data management, eventually joining the Board of the Internet Society (ISOC) in 1997, where she played various leadership roles until leaving in 2002 to dedicate more time to her other interests. She co-founded the Magellan online directory in 1993, a successful international search engine and directory site. She also launched one of the first Internet Yellow Pages ever to appear in print, the original "New Riders Official Internet Yellow Pages," in 1994.[42]

Chiliad Publishing was started at least as early as 1995 (despite reports to the contrary) and grew moderately. It has had offices in London, Germany, Brazil, France and the U.S.[43],[44],[45],[46],[47] (The curious info-junkie may want to study possible ties to Australia, as well. Just a suggestion.)

The consummate entrepreneur, Christine Maxwell has talked, traded or bought her way into advantageous deals, companies and organizations since her father's death and the loss of the family fortune in 1991. She is married to a French astronomer with whom she has three children, and she splits her residential time between France and California, depending her activities.[48],[49]

(I can't tell which irks me more: her living in France, or California...)

OK, so now you have a biographical sketch of Christine Maxwell, something of a 'rich-kid-made-good' success story, to all appearances. Keeping in mind the need for reasonable 'cover' vis-à-vis (ooh, that's French!) the globalist-leaning secret information management community mentioned above, we see that she was perfect for the role she'd be playing, the perfect face(mask) to put on the domestic information gathering and control program soon to be launched.

I conjecture that Paul McOwen, fresh from selling Sovereign Hill in 1999, made known through various channels that he was looking for partners to form an information management software venture that would take the field to a new level, in terms of processing volume, accuracy and holistic intuitiveness. And Maxwell, ever searching for and ready to make a deal, answered that call, proposing the use of her existing back-burner company, Chiliad Publishing, as a starting point.

Chiliad was presented to the public in 2000 as a great new search engine for shoppers. The tiny firm had arranged multimillion-dollar investment and working relationships with Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, quite an accomplishment. Highlighted in the press were the company's key officers: Christine Maxwell, Paul McOwen and Howard Turtle, who together had tremendous experience in the fields of database management, information retrieval and consumer-oriented software.[50],[51]

With so much going for it, one would think Chiliad would take off soaring. But as the recession progressed in 2001 and 2002, the commercial side of the operation faltered along with other dot-coms during that period. By late 2002 it was clear that the firm could not survive (to fulfill its original mission) without some significant move to protect it financially from low sales.[52]

A partnership was established with Ezenia! (formerly Videoserv) late in December 2002. Ezenia! was already established as a federal government information technology provider. The company's collaboration platform, "InfoWorkSpace," had been acquired from General Dynamics and allowed distant users to work together online.[53],[54]

At the time of the partnership's formation, Ezenia! was at a financial low and was looking for a ladder to climb out of its hole. Integrating Chiliad's "real-time knowledge search, discovery, and content analysis engine" with InfoWorkSpace would result in a truly smart and useful application. An Ezenia!-Chiliad team would be able to sweep aside all competitors.

And they did.

Within a year many lucrative defense contracts were obtained. The number and value of these contracts (and others) have increased substantially since then.[55],[56],[57],[58]

You may be wondering where the Bruce Croft character went in this saga...

Well, he didn't go anywhere. He was (and is) still there at UMass and CIIR, cranking out student brains and labor in support of various industry "sponsors" like Chiliad.[59]

I found interesting how the FBI proudly described the software system it was setting up with Chiliad in 2003 as "a top secret/sensitive compartmented information system."[57] And look how Chiliad describes its software for DoD fiscal year 2005 procurement:

"Unlike traditional approaches to predictive analysis driven only by historic data models, the proposed approach will combine well-understood behavior and patterns to anticipate likely courses of action, with new behavior patterns detected from live field sensor data, leveraging value from real-time analysis of 'unstructured' content, deriving structured data from these sources, and leveraging further value from these structured data with triggers on relational databases. Analysis and metadata generation are executed on-the-fly, moment-to-moment using live network data, not yet indexed. Detected strategy changes from field data are fed back into the continuous monitoring loop in near real-time, improving adaptive and responsive capability that is proactive, anticipatory, and reactive at the same time... Response-time can be almost immediate in time-critical situations."[60]

What impressed me was the emphasis placed on "real-time analysis... using live network data." I also like the "Harvest" name they gave to one of their information filtering packages.[61]

So it looks like the FBI, the DoD and, heck, maybe even the Library of Congress - among others - are now able to spy on us pretty well, in real time, 'harvesting' our private messages.

But, isn't that what they're s'posed to do?

(I mean, after all, there might be a terrorist or two that snuck over the southern border - you know, that wide, unguarded, open southern border of ours - and mingled in with us other 300,000,000 average joes.)

Well, yes, sort of... But I'm worried here about values and motives.

Let's take another look at Christine Maxwell, international woman extraordinaire, shall we?

When she applied for a position on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC) in 1997, Maxwell offered a brief resume and position statement, in which she affirms her international character and intent to engage the world community in the work of the organization, which work includes acting as "a facilitator and coordinator of Internet-related initiatives around the world," including "public policy and trade activities," "education and social issues," and "the globalization process" for targeted populations.[62],[63],[64]

When interviewed by Mark Stokes in 1998, Maxwell speaks of the educating, enlightening and empowering effects that the Internet can have on individuals, communities and whole societies (which is true enough); she also indicates her preference for a world view to guide young minds in this endeavor:

"During our conversation, I [Stokes] commented on the breadth of her reach globally by indicating that she seems to be a world citizen rather than one tied to a specific city or country. This is the essence of a new perspective of women via the Internet... 'It is true that I feel I don't belong to any particular country,' she says. 'I do feel like a global citizen. I think women have a particularly important role to play as they rear young children into the new millennium. I believe that as geographic frontiers become less relevant and as we find that becoming citizens of the world means something to more and more people, women - and all parents - must learn how to educate their children in what it means to live locally and act globally. It's more than just words. We are only just beginning to understand what global citizenship is all about, and the Internet is fundamental to our ability... to achieve a better and more effective understanding of our individual and collective role in this highly networked world.'"[65]

Maxwell's biggest platform for these views came through UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO is the UN organization that Ronald Reagan withdrew us from because it promotes anti-Americanism in various, insidious ways (like, for example, the object of my most intense ire, the International Baccalaureate Program). Sadly, GW made us rejoin UNESCO in 2003.[66]

Approaching a major collaborative presentation of work to UNESCO on behalf of the Internet Society, Maxwell exchanges email with Takeshi Utsumi of the Global University System (and NYC's Columbia University) in the summer of 2000; she was trading ideas relating to the compilation she was editing. It's interesting that she chose Utsumi. He and John McLeod, of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD, were involved in "Global Peace Gaming" simulations "to help decision makers construct a globally distributed decision-support system for positive sum/win-win alternatives to conflict and war. The idea involves interconnecting experts in many countries via global Internet to collaborate in discovering new solutions for world crises, such as the deteriorating ecology of our globe, and to explore new alternatives for a world order capable of addressing the problems and opportunities of an interdependent globe."[67],[68],[69]

In her communication with Utsumi, Maxwell especially wants to know his thoughts on Internet regulation, taxation and preferential treatment for certain institutions. As part of his response, Utsumi explains: "We are extending this principle to sharing of information and knowledge for the egalitarian global society of the 21st century with our Global University System (GUS) with global broadband wireless and satellite private virtual Internet network, which is to be funded by the Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF)."[70],[71]

Maxwell then presents "Global Trends that will Impact Universal Access to Information Resources" to UNESCO in July, 2000; it is a long document, running many pages and representing work from a number of international contributors. Besides editing and writing the paper, Maxwell is directly responsible for the material found in about a third of the text, particularly those parts covering challenges to universal access to information resources and the role and responsibilities of the public sector. She is most concerned with establishing and enforcing standards of access to information technology world wide, with special emphasis on ensuring that the handicapped and population areas still dependent on low bandwidth are included. She also promotes web content representative of local cultural groups and languages. Maxwell suggests that UNESCO and other existing international organizations serve as standard bearers (double entendre intended) for the coordination, regulation and implementation of these efforts.[72]

All of Maxwell's proposals are laudable, to a degree... What is worrisome would be their enforcement in practice.

Reading between the lines, and remembering the background of the contributors and host organization, it is clear that what is at issue really is not just universal access to information technology - it is global multiculturalism. Throughout the document there are references to:

Establishing standardized educational practices and curricula;

A concern over sustainability generally, and loathing for those damn "environmentally unsustainable consumer products" specifically;

"[T]he key problems of how to tax Internet transactions" (like they need to be taxed) arising from jurisdictional confusion (Oh! Here's a chance for World Government to shine!);

World Bank funded and UN-directed infrastructure projects (And where will that money come from, one wonders?);

"Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera..." (King Mongkut of Siam, "The King and I")

...all of these social matters and economic activities, and more, to be regulated by supra-national organizations not directly answerable to the billions of people which would be affected.[73]

That's government without representation.

(When was the last time you voted at the UN?)

So this, then, is the woman Paul McOwen partnered with to form a spy-ready, New World Order version of Chiliad Incorporated for the 21st Century.

The Maxwell-McOwen (et al.) Chiliad didn't actually open its doors for regular commercial business until the spring of 2001, about the time the economy was beginning to slip. As mentioned before, the need to broaden the clientele soon manifested, and so a deal was made with Ezenia! to produce an integrated, killer application. Lucrative defense contracts began to infuse new life into both companies.

According to GovernmentContractsWon.com, Chiliad's gross revenue at the time from the Department of Defense - just one of their federal clients - was $124k, a modest enough sum in government budgeting circles (as of last year the amount had risen to almost $4 million).[74]

But look again at the data: there's a detail there you may have overlooked. The federal government's fiscal year starts in October; that $124k refers to FY02, from October 2001 to September 2002.

Department and agency budgets are hammered out in the summer, months before a fiscal year starts. Letters of intent, agreements and contracts are done in that time frame, too.

I submit to you that Chiliad Publishing Inc. already had a Department of Defense deal in hand prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001. I further submit to you that the FBI (or some similar, soon-to-be-created entity, like, oh, what shall we call it?... say, "Homeland Security?") was expected to reap the benefits of that information management technology developed under DoD contract, when the time was right.

Christine Maxwell continued on the board of the Internet Society until 2002, where, among other things, she cheerfully celebrated the ISOC being designated a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and moderated part of a major UNESCO event, "InfoEthics 2000." She is no longer the Chairman at Chiliad but is still on the board.[75],[76],[77],[78]

I do not allege that Maxwell, McOwen, Turtle or Croft, or anyone else, have done anything illegal (perhaps others with more knowledge of the law could); maybe "illegal" is not the best word to describe what they and their kind have done to us. But it is clear that Chiliad was not chosen without good reason by the federal government to develop the next generation of information management software, and I dare say that the 'good' reason the government has in mind is not 'good' for American citizens.

There are tremendous socio-political forces at work in the world today. There are people, foreign and domestic, who would reshape our nation into something not based on the traditional values which made it great, and redirect its course toward subordination to unaccountable rulers. These people are convinced that they are working for a higher goal and the betterment of Mankind; they believe - deep down in their hearts - that they know more than the rest of us and so have both the right and duty to act.

But they don't.

What does it mean to "know more" than someone else, in terms of time and being? Can you teach someone how to breathe, how to laugh, how to miss a lost child? What is it, really, that makes you so smart? Do you know economic theory, automotive repair, Tai Chi? Or is it that you can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than a minute?

How can you - that is, someone other than me - understand my needs and wants, except superficially? And even if you could, what right extends from you over me, to address my welfare? What right do you have to 'help' me as you see fit, without my permission? That's how one treats cattle. What arrogance! What inhumanity!

It is unacceptable that individuals, companies or other entities not truly interested in preserving our nation and its heritage be placed in charge of our security. That such lackeys of a 'New World Order' have the tools to spy on us and thereby eventually control us is wrong.

We American citizens should carefully consider our privacy and liberty in relation to our security and welfare. History shows that totalitarian regimes with time invariably fail their subjects spiritually and materially; the only way to bequeath Wholesome Prosperity to our children is to ensure it in the present. Such effort must come from within. We should choose freedom, knowing that terrible adversity and horrific attacks will befall us occasionally, but preferring not to live between times as beaten, whimpering dogs.

Mr. Gray is the Editor of Trumpet America.

NOTES

The numbered notes in the text above link to pertinent screenshots; the original online sources for those notes are given below. The numbered notes in the list below link back to their respective parts of the article.

The screenshots can be resized in your Internet browser by adjusting the size of the window (moving toolbars, raising or lowering the taskbar, etcetera). If a given screenshot image is still not legible, the file can be downloaded (right-click, save as) directly to your desktop and opened (double-click) for better viewing.

Also, for convenience, all images have been archived together in a zip file (link at end).

[1] And the Department of Education (screenshot)...

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/ed_dept_helps_fbi.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/education/15415230.htm

[2] Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/29/AR2006082901520.html

[3] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_pr_nov2000.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://boston.internt.com/news/article.php/507701

[4] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/mcowen_early_life.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

[5] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/mcowen_umass_studies_work.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

http://www.hidden-tech.net/original-globe/ht_3.html

[6,7,8,9,10] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/mcowen_ciir_acsiom.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/ciir_develops_tools.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/acsiom_start1988.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/croft_background.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/croft_background2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/

http://www.archimuse.com/mw99/abstracts/prg_45000082.html

http://www.umass.edu/chronicle/archives/01/07-27/croft.html

http://diuf.unifr.ch/3e-cycle/ecole-printemps97.html

[11] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_inquery.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/pubfiles/ir-96.pdf

[12,13,14] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/hypertext89.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_croft_89.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/croft_turtle_93.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.interaction-design.org/references/conferences/proceedings_of_acm_hypertext_89_conference.html

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/product/librarians/523291

http://www.citidel.org/?op=getobj&identifier=oai:DBLP:article.journals/ipm/CroftT93

=> There are numerous other online references to joint works by Turtle and Croft, including recent papers.

[15,16,17] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/sovereign_hill_start.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/sovereign_hill_start2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

http://www.hidden-tech.net/original-globe/ht_3.html

http://www.cs.umass.edu/csinfo/newsletter/images/sigbits_spring97.pdf

[18] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/ciir_technology_transfer.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/about/

[19] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/sovereign_hill_sold.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/1999/01/04/daily3.html?jst=s_cn_hl

[20,21,22] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/croft_deanslist2000.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/mcowen_harvests.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/mcowen_harvests2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.umass.edu/umassmag/archives/2000/fall2000/deanslist.html

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

http://bankrupt.com/TCR_Public/021216.mbx

[23,24,25,26,27] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/what_is_gils.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/how_come.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/gils_faq.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/gils_acks.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/gils_acks2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/gils/whatgils.html

http://www.gils.net/faq.html

http://www.gils.net/acks.html

http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/experiences.html

[28,29] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_background.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_background2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://newton.nap.edu/html/lc21/appA.html

http://diuf.unifr.ch/3e-cycle/ecole-printemps97.html

[30,31] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_trec97.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_umiacs99.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigir/conferences/TREC97.txt

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/research/CLIP/colloq/fall1999.html

[32,33] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/turtle_cogitech.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/cogitech2005.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:DacHIq7T1acJ:www-nlpir.nist.gov/trec/pubs/trec7/papers/foreword.pdf.gz

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/pubfiles/ir-394.pdf

[34,35,36] Some links in reference to British publisher Robert Maxwell:

http://www.ketupa.net/maxwell.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/5/newsid_2514000/2514649.stm

http://www.the7thfire.com/new_world_order/
zionism/mossad/mossad_murder_of_robert_maxwell.htm

[37,38,39,40] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_in_america_school.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_in_america_school2.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_santa_fe.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_santa_fe2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0"8209-1667131,00.html

http://www.insync.demon.co.uk/christine_maxwell.html

http://www.christinesworld.com/cmaxwell_bio.html

http://www.isoc.org/oti/articles/0998/stokes.html

[41] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_teaching.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.isoc.org/oti/articles/0998/stokes.html

[42] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_early_professional.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.bestyellow.com/

[43,44,45,46,47] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad1.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad1998.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_london98.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_london_sanfran.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_brazil.jpg

Go to NetworkSolutions.com and search their "WhoIs" database for "Chiliad.com"

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

Other links:

http://www.gcn.com/print/17_26/33124-1.html

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/ict_ngo/ngos/

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/ict_ngo/ngos/
Freedom_of_expression_in_the_Information_Society/more2.shtml

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/media/releases/980903pr.shtml

http://www.jones.tc/personal/resume-verbose.html

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2000/001108a.html

See also this page (no screenshot):

http://www.pontop.com.br/eg_curriculo.html

[48,49] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_california.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/christine_california2.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.christinesworld.com/cmaxwell_bio.html

http://www.isoc.org/oti/articles/0998/stokes.html

http://www.jones.tc/personal/resume-verbose.html

http://www.globetv.com/scantv/programs.html

=> There are many other online references to Christine's frequent travels. She's very much the 'international' woman...

[50,51] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_pr_nov2000.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_cisco.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://boston.internt.com/news/article.php/507701

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

http://www.hidden-tech.net/original-globe/ht_3.html

[52] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/techboombust.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.hidden-tech.net/gaztechvalley.htm

http://www.hidden-tech.net/original-globe/ht_3.html

[53,54] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/ezenia_buys_infoworkspace.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_ezenia.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.ikmagazine.com/xq/asp/sid.0/articleid.A9ACEDD9-DAB1-42C9-8440-F066366EE322/qx/display.htm

http://bankrupt.com/TCR_Public/021216.mbx

[55,56,57,58] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/ezenia_dod_00-05.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_dod_00-05.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_fbi2003.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_gsa2004.jpg

Go to GovernmentContractsWon.com (link below) and type in "Ezenia" or "Chiliad"

http://www.governmentcontractswon.com/search.asp?type=dc

http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/21602-1.html

http://www.cmai.com/Newsletter/vendorsales2004.pdf

[59] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/croft_ciir_01_and_06.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.umass.edu/research/ogca/reports/oncampus/annual2001/FY2001-award-sponsor-detail.pdf

http://www.umass.edu/research/ogca/reports/oncampus/Monthly06/aspdet04.pdf

[60] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_dod_descrip2005.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.dodsbir.net/selections/abs051/dodabs051.htm

[61] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_harvest.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.gcn.com/print/21_10/18561-1.html

[62,63,64] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/maxwell_position.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/internetsociety.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/isoc_globalization.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/general/trustees/maxwell.shtml

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/

http://www.isoc.org/oti/articles/0998/stokes.html

[65] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/maxwell_stokes.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.isoc.org/oti/articles/0998/stokes.html

[66] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/us_rejoins_unesco.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.collegeart.org/advocacy/000024/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/09/20020912-4.html

All you Republicans out there, take a look at the connection to GOPAC.

[67,68,69] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/utsumi_gus.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/utsumi_maxwell.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/utsumi_mcleod.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.friends-partners.org/utsumi/

http://www.friends-partners.org/utsumi/gu-l/mid-2000/7-10-a.html

http://www.friends-partners.org/utsumi/gu-l/early-2000/5-6-a.html

[70,71] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/maxwell_utsumi_taxation.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/utsumi_egalitarian.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.friends-partners.org/utsumi/gu-l/mid-2000/7-10-a.html

http://www.friends-partners.org/utsumi/gu-l/mid-2000/7-10-a.html

[72] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/maxwell_unesco_july2000.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/unesco-paper.shtml

[73] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/paper_key_points.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/unesco-paper.shtml

[74] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_dod_00-05.jpg

Go to GovernmentContractsWon.com and search for "Chiliad"

http://www.governmentcontractswon.com/search.asp?type=dc

[75,76,77,78] Pertinent screenshot(s) here:

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/maxwell_resigns_isoc.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/isoc_ngo.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/chiliad_london_email.jpg

http://www.trumpetamerica.org/image/chiliad/maxwell_infoethics2000.jpg

Original online source file(s) here:

http://www.isoc.org/isoc/media/releases/020718pr.shtml

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/isoc-ny/post?postID=Ztal5_3vvp0Ht7R_
765HGT1YoEf7SMkgDjap6mvw1O7Ic54l8xH5UFjBm4E6QecQbGsWzRACgPi0N-XCu3QaQg

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/ict_ngo/ngos/
Freedom_of_expression_in_the_Information_Society/more2.shtml

http://www.nethics.net/nethics_neu/n3/quellen/
informationspolitik/Unesco_InfoEthicsConference2000_final_report_and_proceedings.pdf



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