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Friday, June 20, 2014

PATTERN OF U.S. SCANDALS POINTS TO SHADOWY GROUP

Leader Technologies' former patent counsel advised Congress on Secrecy; people close to him are protecting Facebook and the IRS

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Jun. 20, 2014, Updated Jun. 26, 2014 | PDF
Fisa Court Judge Dennis F. Saylor, IV, is a card carrying member of the Facebook Cartel

Dennis F. Saylor, IV, FISA Court, Judge
Dennis F. Saylor, IV, FISA Judge, Harvard. Holdings. Photo: Mass Lawyers
Update Jun. 25, 2014Click here to view Judge Dennis F. Saylor, IV's 2012 financial disclosure analyzed by investigators today reveals 72% of his up to $3.4 million financial holdings in Facebook interests. Surveillance authorizations issued by Judge Saylor authorizing any company in his financial portfolio, including Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Athenahealth, Castlight Health, CGI Group, Accenture, Xerox, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, State Street Corp. or any other financial holding is a conflict of interest. In addition, Judge Saylor holds Fidelity Contrafund, just like Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Eric H. Holder, Jr., Leader v. Facebook Judge Kimberly A. Moore, and an exclusive group of senior administration and judicial officials with insider knowledge of the Washington scandals.
Update Jun. 23, 2014
"Almost a Parallel Supreme Court"

In their hubris, FISA court knows what's best for AmericaThe Secret FISA Court
Fig. 1—FISA Court has expanded its powers over our entire national communications infrastructure, unilaterally—without public debate. Does this conduct have the distinct odor of Harvard / Ivy League hubris? See the list of likely participants below. Photo: NewBoyPost (UK).
FISA Court Duplicity
James E. Boasberg, FISA Court Judge
James E. Boasberg, Judge, FISA Court, Yale. Photo: Wikipedia.

Click here for a list of the FISA Court judges. A quick review of Judge James E. Boasberg shows a mountain of conflicting interests in which his decisions affect his financial holdings. Click here for an analysis of his Facebook Cartel holdings alone. Bottom line, Judge B. has up to $2.1 million worth of reasons to make decisions favorable to the Facebook Cartel.

In fact, Judge B. holds some of the same T.Rowe Price Sci & Tech Fund shares as Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. that holds Facebook stock directly.

Roberts appointed Boasberg. No wonder they want to kill Leader Technologies.
On Jul. 8, 2013, a New York Times article titled "In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A." wrote about this shadowy group of lawyers who are taking over our national communications infrastructure, stating "[the FISA court] has quietly become almost a parallel Supreme Court, serving as the ultimate arbiter on surveillance issues."

Ask yourself, why would our U.S. judicial officals let these people get away with this abuse of the U.S. Constitution unless they were in on the hijacking?

The Times article continued, "In one of the court’s most important decisions, the judges have expanded the use in terrorism cases of a legal principle known as the “special needs” doctrine and carved out an exception to the Fourth Amendment’s requirement of a warrant for searches and seizures, the officials said."

This group clearly thinks they are above the law. Click here for PDF of this Times article.
Fox News' Megyn Kelly interviewed Cleta Mitchelle, attorney for Tea Party groups who were targeted by the IRS. Mitchell said "There's something crazy about this." Perhaps this blog post helps explain why the people driving the IRS cover-up are so "snippy."
Fig. 2—Fox News' Megyn Kelly interviewed Cleta Mitchell, attorney for Tea Party groups who were targeted by the IRS. Mitchell said "There's something crazy about this." Perhaps this latest blog post helps explain why the people driving the IRS cover-up are so "snippy." The perpetrators are secretly invoking national security secrecy with impunity and know they have the ultimate excuse for their actions. (Click on the image above to view the interview.) Photo: Fox News.

(Jun. 20, 2014)—Disgraced Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall R. Rader (see previous posts: Post 1; Post 2) and Senator Orrin Hatch have more in common than the fact that Rader worked for Hatch on the Senate Judiciary Committee—they were both advised on national secrecy by Law Professor James P. Chandler, III.

Like the hit TV drama 24, the following occurred between 8:00 and 9:00 am today. It just came to us, like Marshmallow Man, an oversized, obvious public spectacle.

Senator Orrin Hatch has weighed in on the latest revelations that the IRS has destroyed Lois Lerner's emails, despite the multiple laws that such destruction violates.

they can defy the law and succeed?

Who would have the temerity to authorize such destruction? Clearly, it is someone who is very familiar with our legal system, like a law professor who specializes in matters of national security. Perhaps this person is privy to little known laws, used only in secret, that justify such actions under the darkness of national secrecy.  

Perhaps this person, in secret of course, concocts legal theories based on these obscure state secrecy laws. Then, he recites those "findings" to unsuspecting IRS officials, who feel compelled to comply under threat of jail time for resisting.

Shadow National Security Government

Does Senator Orrin Hatch know about the activities of these people? Are they his friends? Is this group attempting to get ahead of the investigation by pretending to be scandalized by it? By feigning concern, he and others in Congress could learn what the investigators know and steer it in a different direction to suit their goals. Stranger things have happened in Congress.

Such actions would be those of a secret, shadow government that is not beholden to Congress or the People, but instead, it is led by a group of people who know they can break the law with impunity and excuse themselves under the cover of national secrecy.

Randall R. Rader, Disgraced Federal Circuit Chief Judge, linked to this group

Rader served as Senator Hatch’s chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the mid 1990’s during the passage of the Federal Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA).

During those hearings over multiple years, leaders from every intelligence agency, law enforcement and the judiciary testified. Never before had such an august body of people focused on the subject of security and secrecy. This would have been an opportune time for individuals bent on seizing power to build a powerful, one-of-a-kind Rolodex and list of IOUs.

National Secrets invoked in IRS Lerner E-mail Destruction?

Professor James P. Chandler, III, President, National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI)
Fig. 3—Professor James P. Chandler, III (center) pictured with participants from China in a National Intellectual Property Institute (NIPLI) Symposium hosted in Washington D.C. on Nov. 13, 2006. The delegation was led by Chen Benfa, Deputy Director General of Sichuan Provincial Intellectual Property Right Administration, and Wang Hong, Deputy Director General of De Yang Municipal IPR Administration. Photo: NIPLI.

The prime mover and author of the EEA was Professor James P. Chandler, III, President of the National Intellectual Property Law Institute and Professor Emeritus of intellectual property law at George Washington University.

After the passage of the Act, Professor Chandler advised the Department of Justice and the White House on prosecution of the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) for more than a decade. During that time he became Leader Technologies' patent counsel, along with Fenwick & West LLP, according to the Leader v. Facebook trial records, and confirmed by Leader officials.

These relationships among Professor Chandler, Randall R. Rader, Senator Orrin Hatch and the EEA have been verified by officials at the Government Printing Office.

Included among the U.S. Attorneys and judicial officials that Professor Chandler advised were Eric H. Holder, Jr., Leonard P. Stark, T. S. Ellis, III, and Preetinder “Preet” Bharara. David J. Kappos at IBM was a Chandler faculty member and client.

National Security—The Ultimate Excuse For Cover-up and Deception

Interestingly, the following list of friends of Professor Chandler are central figures in the Obama administration and litigation involving Facebook. President Barack and Michael Obama have over 53 million “Likes” and Facebook's illegitimate claims to "open source" technology are being cited as the justification to embed the Leader Technologies' inventions at HealthCare.gov and the IRS, under the direction of Obama's chief technology officer, Todd Y. Park.

  1. Eric H. Holder (H) = Attorney General, Chandler faculty
  2. Leonard P. Stark (Y) = District Judge, Chandler client
  3. T. S. Ellis, III (H) = District Judge, Chandler faculty
  4. Amy B. Jackson (H) = District Judge, Chandler client
  5. PEETINDER "Preet" Bharara (H) = So. District of NY, U.S. Attorney, Chandler client
  6. David J. Kappos (CA) = former Patent Office Director, IBM, Chandler client
  7. Randall R. Rader (GW) = former Federal Circuit Chief Judge, Chandler faculty, client
  8. Alan D. Lourie (H) = Federal Circuit Judge, Chandler client
  9. Lawrence H. Summers (H) = Harvard President, Chandler campadre
  10. Sheryl K. Sandberg (H) = Facebook COO, Chandler campadre
  11. Todd Y. Park (H) = U.S. CTO, Chandler client
  12. Thomas J. Kim (H) = S.E.C. Chief Counsel, Chandler client
  13. Sylvia M. Burwell (H) = HHS Secretary, Chandler client
  14. James W. Breyer (H) = Accel Partners, Facebook's largest shareholder, Chandler campadre
  15. Ping Li (H) = Accel Partners, Facebook's largest shareholder, Chandler campadre
  16. James Swartz (H) = Accel Partners, Facebook's largest shareholder, Chandler campadre
  17. Mark Zuckerberg (H, sort of) = Facebook, Chandler fabrication
  18. Mary L. Schapiro (GW) = SEC, Chandler client
  19. Jamie Dimon (H) = JPMorgan, Chandler campadre
  20. Lloyd Blankfein (H) = Goldman Sachs, Chandler campadre
  21. Barack H. Obama (H) = President, Chandler client
  22. Michelle L. R. Obama (H) = First Lady, Chandler client
  23. Todd Y. Park (H) = U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Chandler campadre
  24. John G. Roberts, Jr. (H) = Chief Justice, Chandler campadre
  25. Elena Kegan (H) = Associate Justice, Chandler campadre
  26. Antonin Scalia (H) = Associate Justice, Chandler campadre
  27. Anthony Kennedy (H) = Associate Justice, Chandler campadre
  28. Ruth Bader Ginsberg (H) = Associate Justice, Chandler campadre
  29. Dennis F. Saylor, IV (H) = Judge, FISA Court, Chandler client
  30. James E. Boasberg, (Y) = Judge, FISA Court, Chandler client
  31. James P. Chandler, III (H, GW) = author, EEA

(H) = Harvard, (Y) = Yale, (GW) = George Washington, (CA) = Univ. of CA

Russia Map
Veritas
Fig. 4—Ironically, Harvard's motto is Veritas which is Latin for "Truth." The former Soviet Union's Communist Party newspaper, Pravda, also means "Truth." Question is: Whose Truth are these Harvard people foisting on America?

Score: Harvard—26 out of 31

What's wrong with this picture? See previous post "Global Surveillance Technocracy Uncovered."

Global Surveillance Agenda—IRS & HHS data required

Professor Chandler’s close relationships keep popping up at every point in what is clearly an agenda to establishment a global surveillance platform that gives the NSA a free access into the most intimate aspects of our lives. It is every security officer's dream who is willing to play fast and loose with the U.S. Constitution. The temptation to line one's pockets in the process, with the cooperation of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, the Judiciary, the White House and some members of Congress, appears to be a collateral benefit that few have resisted.

Chandler & Harvard: kingpins or victims?

Perhaps Lois Lerner’s email disappeared because the information in them pointed to this shadowy group. Is Chandler the kingpin, or is the shadowy group using him? Perhaps this explains why these people act with such hubris—because they know they can cover-up all of their wrongdoing.

Tom Clancy couldn’t make this up. The facts don’t lie.

Whistleblowers at the IRS, HealthCare.gov and on Benghazi are encouraged to come forward.

These threats leveled against you to keep silent are unconstitutional. These folks are using the excuse of national security to line their pockets and those of their conspirators. You have no obligation to cover-up their sins. If you are afraid of retribution, post anonymous clues on blogs and websites. Point us in the right direction. Get moving!

For the preservation of the Republic, please come forward

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Friday, June 13, 2014

REMBRANDT V. FACEBOOK TRIAL ON "LIKE" BUTTON BEGINS; KANGAROO COURT #2?

Judge T.S. Ellis III holds a mountain of Facebook interests; Fenwick & West LLP compromised Van der Meer by representing both sides

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Jun. 13, 2014 | PDF
Disgraced
Disgraced former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall R. Rader
Fig. 1—Randall R. Rader. Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge resigned in disgrace on Jun. 13, 2014 amidst the YFFL email scandal with Edward R. Reines, Weil Gotshal LLP. Judge Kimberly A. Moore was a former consultant to Weil Gotshal, yet has never disclosed her conflicts either.
Breaking News! 10:24 pm EDT
Rader quits the bench amid corruption scandal
According to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog just hours ago, former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall R. Rader quit the bench today, in the wake of his YFFL e-mail scandal ("Your friend for life -rrr") with backroom Silicon Valley crony Edward R. Reines, Weil Gotshal LLP. This event further validates the misconduct this site began uncovering in the wake of the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption. A Leader v. Facebook mistrial seems inevitable. See our previous post for more links among the Rader resignation, David J. Kappos, the Patent Office and Leader v. Facebook. Note: Judge Rader and Judge Ellis are both faculty members of Professor James P. Chandler's National Intellectual Property Law Institute. Chandler and Fenwick & West LLP were both Leader Technologies' attorneys. The outlines of this white collar corruption are finally beginning to emerge.
Another Kangaroo Court? Judge T.S. Ellis, III, Eastern District of Virginia
Fig. 2—Judge T.S. Ellis, III presides over Rembrandt Social Media, LP v. Facebook, Inc. et al but failed to recuse himself due to his holdings of Facebook financial interests. An unbiased tribunal is impossible.

Canon 2 of the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges tells them to "avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety." Here we see both. Is that Lady Justice over Judge Ellis' shoulder breaking her scales in frustration?

Ellis and Rader are close associates of Professor James P. Chandler III (along with the USPTO's David J. Kappos, IBM, Microsoft, Boston Scientific and Fenwick), Leader Technologies' former patent counsel.

Photo: Nolo.

(Jun. 13, 2014)—ABC News reports: “Facebook infringed on patents held by a Dutch computer programmer who tried to launch a similar site called ‘Surfbook’ more than a decade ago, according to a lawsuit heard by a federal jury Wednesday.” Click here for the ABC News coverage.

ABC had earlier reported when this case was filed. See “Facebook Sued Over The “Like” Button, ABC News, on Feb. 13, 2013.

Rembrandt Social Media, LP v. Facebook, Inc. et al, 1:2013-cv-00158-TSE, filed Feb. 4, 2013.

More duplicity

Corruption #1: Judge T.S. Ellis III holds large amounts of stock in Facebook interests, including:

  1. Goldman Sachs, Facebook underwriter
  2. Morgan Stanley, Facebook underwriter
  3. T.Rowe Price, holder of 5.2% of Facebook’s insiders shares at the IPO
  4. BlackRock, a top 10 Facebook IPO mutual fund winner
Thomas S. Ellis, III, Financial Disclosure Report, Eastern District of Virginia, Rembrandt Social Media, v. Facebook, for Reporting Year 2010

Fig. 3—Judge Thomas S. Ellis, III, 2010 Financial Disclosure revealing large amounts of conflicting Facebook interests. The law is clear that there must be a presumption of bias when a judge holds stock in one of the litigants. The current charade being played in the Facebook Cartel to hide their holdings behind mutual funds is farcicle. In any event, Ellis doesn't even have that excuse since Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are Facebook's underwriters, and T.Rowe Price holds more than 5% of Facebook's stock. Click here to download this PDF.

Bottom line: Judge Ellis had a duty to recuse himself, and did not.

Curiously, Judge Ellis was a faculty member in Professor James P. Chandler, III’s National Intellectual Property Law Institute (“NIPLI”). Professor Chandler was Leader Technologies’ patent attorney who introduced Leader to Fenwick & West LLP. Suspicion is growing that Chandler and Fenwick played on both sides of the ball in the Leader v. Facebook... and Rembrandt v Facebook.

Also reminiscent of Leader v. Facebook, Judge Ellis blocked one of Rembrandt’s damages expert witnesses from giving testimony at trial. In the Leader case, Judge Leonard P. Stark allowed Facebook to add the on-sale bar claim just one month before trial and prevented Leader from performing discovery, and simultaneously blocked Leader from getting expert testimony from Chandler. The Chandler testimony was blocked even though Chandler is a recognized expert on intellectual property law and had personal knowledge of the events that Facebook would raise. A Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office official told AFI investigators recently that Chandler and Stark worked together when Stark was an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Corruption #2: Fenwick & West LLP began officially representing Facebook in about 2006 in securities and patent matters. However, Fenwick was the attorney who filed the patent for Van der Meer back in 1998. Sound familiar? Fenwick represents one inventor whose patent magically emerges inside Facebook’s portfolio, repackaged as a Facebook patent. Ellis ignored the obvious duplicity and attorney misconduct, probably since Fenwick was Chandler's compatriot in what appears now to have been an organized effort to kill all "cloud" patents not controlled by the Cartel, led by Fenwick.

Did Fenwick seek a conflicts waiver from Van der Meer before representing Facebook?

Is Facebook using Fenwick’s knowledge of the Van der Meer representation against Van der Meer? Is the Pope Catholic?

U.S. Patent No. 6,415,316 Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer

Fig. 4—U.S. Patent No. 6,415,316 Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer, revealing Fenwick & West LLP (Facebook's current attorney) as Van der Meer's attorney in 1998. The law is clear that there is a presumption of bias when an attorney flips sides on the same matter. Click here to download this PDF.

Is Rembrandt v. Facebook  another corrupt court like Leader v. Facebook ?

Given Judge Ellis’ bias toward Facebook, can the Van der Meer family and Rembrandt hope for justice?

Or, will this be yet another kangaroo court masquerading as American justice?

Pass this post around and make sure people in Washington D.C. get educated on the profound conflicts of interest in this case. It appears that our justice system, attorneys and judges alike, are totally ignoring their duties to ensure to the American public that justice is blind.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED IN WASH., D.C.

Public discourse took a dramatic turn toward Harvard hubris in the early 1990’s

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Jun. 06, 2014, Updated Jun. 09 | PDF
Technocracy - ''Larry Summers & his friends know best''
Fig. 1—Leavitt & Peirce on Massechusetts Avenue, across from Harvard Yard, has been a favorite hangout to train freshman in the art of backroom cigar smoking since 1883. Photo: Zimbio.

(Jun. 6, 2014)—American democracy relies on the principle of the separation of powers, where each branch of government (Executive, Legislative, Judicial) holds the other two branches accountable against abuses of power.

However, this principle cannot work if members of one branch collude with their cronies in another branch to control outcomes.

For good measure, the Founders gave special privileges and immunities to a Free Press so that they would not be a mouthpiece of state propaganda, and would serve as a watchdog to question power and check abuse.

The Founders were so concerned about the abuses of power they’d seen and experienced in the monarchies of Europe, that they physically moved the seat of government out of New York and onto the then swampy banks of the Potomac River—present day Washington, D.C.  The logic was that political discourse must be independent of money interests, given human weaknesses to greed, bribes and coercion.

But now, The three branches and the press have allowed the walls of separation to crumble

The current caustic environment in Washington D.C. begs the question: What has gone wrong?

We posit that the answer is not that complicated, and the solutions are straightforward.

Modern communication has blurred the separation between Wall Street and Washington. The grease of corruption that holds them together now is a bevy of unscrupulous “constitutional” lawyers who have made an industry out of exploiting the weaknesses in our Constitutional government.

John Adams (1778) - On the sacredness of American property rights - "The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet,' and 'Thou shalt not steal,' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free." John Adams (1778)"

Founder John Adams emphasized to the officers of the First Brigadge of the Third Division of the Militia of Massechusetts on October 11, 1798:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Playright Peter Stone attributed this famous wit to his John Adams character in the 1969 musical comedy 1776!: "I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, two useless men are called a law firm, and three or more become a Congress."

The Legal Profession Is Smothering The Constitution

We cannot resist an attorney joke here. "How many moral and religious attorneys do you know?" Don't answer that. Our point is made. Attorneys cannot be relied upon to make the Constitution work. In fact, there are so many of them hovering over Washington that they are smothering it.

A handful of straightforward changes can turn things around, we believe:

1. Move government agencies out of Washington D.C. and off the coasts

Move government agencies offices out of the congested East Coast and into various parts of the country where Midwestern values of honesty and hard work prevail.

The “coastal” mentalities have made duplicity a virtue. Such values destroy public discourse and trustworthiness.

Move government agencies to worthy locations like North Platte, Nebraska. We have yet to see a downside to this suggestion. We first heard this suggestion from a leading Democrat in a northern state.

Let’s face it, two Ivies, Harvard and Yale, have developed an unsustainable stranglehold over American government.

For example, six of the nine Supreme Court justices are from Harvard (Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Bader-Ginsberg, Breyer, Kegan), and the other three are from Yale (Alito, Thomas and Sotomayor).

Harvard graduates run Goldman Sachs (Blankfein) and JPMorgan (Dimon). The list goes on. Could the picture be any clearer?

No doubt in our age of instant communications, planes, super highways and fast trains, a big reason for this concentration of power is relative proximity. These schools are just short distances from Washington, D.C. It is just too easy for backroom arm twisting to be accomplished over a Starbucks.

If we disperse our agencies throughout the United States, the lack of proximity will surely help dampen collusion.

Strong side benefits are that it lowers living costs and creates more take home pay for the civil servants. It also will dramatically reduce travel time, thus making more time for family, personal and community priorities.

2.  Shut down career lobbyist-attorneys

An attorney license is a privilege bestowed by the People meant to promote and support justice and fair play. It is not a right. It can be revoked at any time.

However, an attorney license in Washington, D.C. is more like a hunting license. These people gravitate naturally to deep pockets, thus skewing their work toward promoting financial interests, not justice.

Lawmakers often rely upon the data and input from lobbyists. However, it stands to reason that if they only ever have the input of this one class of American citizen, then their perspectives will become skewed and unhealthy over time.

In the current environment, Wall Street has bought and paid for the Left, the Right and the Media. Wall Street (and its cadre of lackey attorney firms) is running the show currently.

Limit Access

In order to shut down the career attorney-lobbyist mill, limit the number of times any one attorney/firm can appear before a government official or tribunal.

Laughable "Impartiality"

The current situation is laughable. Now we see attorneys like Gibson Dunn LLP’s Thomas G. Hungar, making more appearances before the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court than Henry the 8th had wives.

Hungar and his partner, Theodore B. Olson, have become so influential that the judges before whom they argue seek their affirmation and approval. “Chummy” was the descriptor used recently by The Wall Street Journal. Impartiality is a joke when Hungar and Olson become involved.

The recent revelation that the Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader has been secretly promoting the career of closet Facebook attorney, Edward R. Reines, Weil Gotshal LLP, shows that this familiarity has destroyed impartiality. Rienes appeared in the Leader v. Facebook case to protect the judges from accusations of Facebook bias.

Go Home And Get Real Jobs

Make these attorneys go home and get real jobs. This will cut down on the collusion that is so evident now in federal courts and agencies like the Federal Circuit, Patent Office, S.E.C., F.E.C., N.S.A., C.I.A., F.C.C., DoD, D.O.E., Patent Office, Pentagon, Commerce, and Justice.

Go To Jail

Any attorney that has forsaken his/her solemn oath to preserve and protect the U.S. Constitution, and has instead locked arms with judges and other attorneys to thwart justice in favor of his or her “chums,” deserves a prison cell.

3. Abolish the Federal Circuit’s exclusive jurisdiction over patents

Power corrupts, and absolute power is corrupting absolutely. As just mentioned, the Federal Circuit’s Chief Judge Randall R. Rader proved by release of his own emails that he is not impartial. He was caught promoting the private attorney-interests of his Silicon Valley friend, Weil Gotshal LLP attorney, Edward R. Reines.

If such impartiality is coming from arguably the second most powerful judge in the land, what does that say about our system?

4. Abolish Patent Reexaminations; give certainty to inventors

The new reexamination rules do nothing but destroy the certainty inventors depend upon for their livelihoods. Big infringers have been given free rein in the deceptively named, "American Invents Act," to keep challenging an issued patent as many times as they like. This destroys the value of game-changing inventions that they want for themselves.  Inventors will be relegated to inventing trinkets that the large companies are not interested in stealing anyway.

From our research, the current group in power appears to have hatched their plans along Harvard’s Mass. Ave. in the early 1990’s.

5. Rescind press privileges if a media outlet receives more than X% of its outside financing from Wall Street, industry or commerce

The mainstream media today are heavily funded by Wall Street. This dependency destroys objectivity. A democracy cannot survive without a truly Free Press whose job is to challenge those in power. The current subservience to financial interests by CBS, ABC, NBC, CNBC, CNN and FOX is evident and does not need to be argued further in this article. We wrote on this in a previous post. See Mainstream Media Gagged.

6. Retire Uppper and Middle-level Bureaucrats on a change of administration

Entenched bureaucrats from the previous administration should move on as a matter of principle. This allows the new administration to implement the changes for which they were elected. Short of hitting the refresh button each time, entrenched bureaucrats tend to use their familiarity with the infrastructure to stonewall change. These people simply dig in and wait out the term of the latest politcal appointee in a war of attrition. Money is wasted and the citizenry end up spending a lot on salaries and expenses for very little productivity. Presumably, the fresh faces will focus more on the tasks at hand and less on the game playing and posturing that currently makes federal agencies so ineffective.

Stolen Music
Stolen Music Album. Graphic: Flickr

The Day the music died:

americans in politics, banking, justice, media, government agencies, academia and finance are all playing their respective instruments in the same Harvard band

Both literally and figuratively, Barack and Michelle Obama were there. So was Eric H. Holder, Jr., Lawrence H. Summers, James P. Chandler, III, James W. Breyer, Ping Li, James Swartz, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Hank Paulson, Preetinder “Preet” Bharara, Thomas J. Kim, Samantha Power, Jill Abramson, Sylvia M.  Burwell, Shaun Donovan, Arne Duncan, Jeffrey Immelt, Jack Lew, Ben Bernanke, John G. Roberts, Jr., Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, Stephen G. Breyer,  Samuel A. Alito, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, and Sheryl K. Sandberg, to name a few.

It appears that by the time Barack Obama leaves offices, this crowd will have installed “data mining” and “data siphoning” tools at all levels of our national communications infrastructure so that they can keep playing this music indefinitely.

Then who will be in control of American life?

Benjamin Franklin (1787) - "A republic, if you can keep it."

When Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government the Continental Congress had drafted, he famously replied,

“A republic, if you can keep it.”

Now is the time for the People to stop this attempt to devolve American democracy to a hubristic autocracy of the past where a few lord it over the many.

In case you did not get the memo, these people are sure they are right, and you are wrong.

If we want to keep our republic, we must stop this.

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"The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet,' and 'Thou shalt not steal,' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free."

John Adams (1778)
Update: Jun. 09, 2014—Matthias on Security and Privacy - A Must View