Governor’s trustee appointments reveal strong bias toward protecting his investments
"Your complaint regarding the actions of Ohio State University Trustees and Administration in the firing of OSU Marching Band Director Jon Waters has been received by the Office of the Ohio Inspector General...The Office of the Inspector General remains dedicated to the principle that no public servant, regardless of rank or position, is above the law."AFI has also received confirmation that complaints have been filed with the Disciplinary Council of the Supreme Court of Ohio against the OSU Trustees and staff whose licenses to practice law require them to uphold high ethical standards in all their activities. The complaints highlight several pages of failures to follow their ethical Rules of Professional Conduct in their mistreatment of Jon Waters. They also point out that district court judge Algernon L. Marbley, who along with U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder formerly employed Chris Glaros, author of the discredited "Glaros Report," receives pay from Ohio State as an instructor in violation of Ohio law. However, the complaint rules require that complaints be confidential. Therefore, we will not post the individual complaints about these public officials. Click here to read a generic template.
(Sep. 05, 2014)—Suspicions of OSU Trustee and Administration impropriety swirl around the firing of beloved OSU Band leader Jon Waters on Jul. 26, 2014.
New evidence reveals that treacherous personal financial interests, and a universal MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) education agenda, are primary motivators for this cartel of actors.
Buckeye Nation's outrage shows no signs of subsiding. Despite the public outcry, Ohio State Trustees obstinate president, Jeffrey Wadsworth “stands firmly” behind the decision. Questions are now being asked about where Wadsworth gets his authority since Trustees are not executive roles. Some trustees are telling us privately that they did not approve Jon Waters' firing—that such a vote was never taken. If that is true, then Wadsworth's public statements are false.
McBee Strategic appears to be driving the bus from Washington, D.C.
AFI was the first to report that the university has awarded at least twelve (12) contracts to clients of McBee Strategic, a chief lobbyist for Jeffrey Wadsworth, President of the OSU Trustees, in his job as CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute.
MOOC will be big money for the cartel; they stole the social networking invention of OSU Grad Michael McKibben to start Facebook and create MOOC
OSU Provost Joseph A. Steinmetz was discovered making a sales pitch for a controversial new MOOC initiative that is heavily promoted by McBee Strategic clients Google, Oracle and the National Venture Capital Association.
The Ohio governor appoints Ohio State trustees, and his impartiality is both required and assumed.
Governor Kasich knew, or reasonably should have known, about his conflicting holdings
However, Governor Kasich’s 2013 financial report shows that he is anything but impartial. Governor Kasich knew, or reasonably should have known, about these conflicting holdings, but failed to report them. Since this accusation ("knew, or should have known") was hurled at Jon Waters, turnabout is fair play.
Governor John Kasich holds multiple stock interests in McBee Strategic’s publicly disclosed clients, as well as stocks in well-known McBee/Wadsworth collaborators. These companies include:
|Jeffrey Wadsworth / McBee Strategic client||John R. Kasich holdings||Known MOOC advocate|
|JP Morgan Chase||26||X|
|Wadsworth / McBee known collaborator|
|State Street Corp||11||X|
|Bank of America||15||X|
|T. Rowe Price||4||X|
Table 1: John R. Kasich financial holdings in OSU Trustee President Jeffrey Wadsworth collaborators.
Note: IBM created The Eclipse Foundation in late 2001 with the aid of Columbus-based Leader Technologies' former attorneys, to distribute Leader’ social networking invention which they had just stolen, and which Leader had disclosed to Jeffrey Wadsworth, Livermore Labs (Univ. of Calif.), Alex R. Fischer and Battelle Memorial Institute under firm confidentiality secrecy agreements. See previous posts.
Governor Kasich holds stock in Wellpoint, Inc., a political contributor to Betty Montgomery and DRake CA crony
Governor Kasich also has five (5) holdings in Wellpoint, Inc. Incoming OSU President Michael V. Drake’s Stanford associate, Woodrow A. Myers, is chief medical officer at Wellpoint. Wellpoint has donated liberally to Ohio political campaigns starting in 2006. Wellpoint contributed to Betty Montgomery’s 2006 campaign. Despite this evident conflict, the governor and university president appointed their crony, Betty Montgomery, to lead the ongoing Waters investigation into the band's culture.
Instead, investigations need to occur immediately into the corrupt culture of the Ohio State trustees and their conflicts of interest with Governor John Kasich.
Normally squeaky clean Smuckers is being tainted
Normally squeaky clean Timothy Smucker cannot escape controversy in this matter. In 2011, Governor Kasich appointed Smucker as an OSU trustee. The governor holds at least two (2) stocks in Smuckers Inc. Timothy Smucker is also a director at Hallmark Cards.
Given Governor Kasich’s heavy financial interests in OSU Trustee President Jeffrey Wadsworth’s business associates, his bias in the Jon Waters firing is evident.
Propriety demands an impartial tribunal
It appears time for unbiased members of the Ohio legislature to be put in charge of a thorough investigation of the corruption within the Ohio State Board of Trustees exposed by their attack on the Ohio State Marching Band and its director, Jon Waters.
Remarkably, AFI investigators recognize the cartel of companies into which Governor Kasich has invested. We call them the “Facebook Cartel.” For example, besides the governor’s five (5) investments in Facebook, he holds three (3) investments in LinkedIn, and five (5) investments in Baidu (CHINA) which was funded by this cartel to offer a Chinese social site like Google and Facebook. However, his close yet controversial advisor, Mark Kvamme, is the former director of LinkedIn. Like Wadsworth and Drake, Kvamme too has close ties to the University of California.
Curiously, Kvamme came to LinkedIn at the same time that IBM and The Eclipse Foundation were distributing Leader Technologies' stolen invention to their eager "members." These members included Facebook and many members of the National Venture Capital Association when Facebook's first financier and future chairman, James W. Breyer, was chairman.
As a reader observed recently, the coincidences involving the theft of Leader Technologies' invention are so many, they are starting to eclipse the sun.
MOOC is the brass ring to influence future Ohio voters; was TBDBITL a political threat as well as a diversion to protect Gene Smith?
Facebook, McBee Strategic lobbies for the National Venture Capital Association whose members will make out like bandits when the MOOC learning initiative is fully embraced at Ohio State. MOOC relies on Ohio State graduate Michael McKibben’s invention of social networking as the basis for the technology.
McBee Strategic’s partner is Cooley Godward LLP, Facebook’s attorney in the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption scandal. Cooley also advised the White House on judicial appointments that switched the judges to an Obama nominee, Leonard P. Stark, just a month before trial. Also significant is that Cooley Godward LLP’s fellow attorney in Leader v. Facebook, Gibson Dunn LLP, was former employer to Chris Glaros, the author of the now discredited Waters Report. See previous two posts.
OSU Provost Steinmetz doesn’t promote MOOC so heavily while President of Psychological Science Association for his health. It means money in his pocket, and the pockets of his Facebook Cartel cronies.
In conclusion, propriety dictates that Governor John R. Kasich must recuse himself from the OSU Marching Band scandal investigation.
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Read more about the storied history and tradition of the OSU Marching Band on Wikipedia.
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