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  • ABC News Video--Whistleblowers Expose Massive Government Violations of Privacy

    05/24/2010 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 15 replies · 992+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/24/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    When the Conservative Examiner presented proof in a 7-part series that the Obama government is engaging in covert activities to rob citizens of their liberties, naysayers dismissed the information as 'inconclusive,' despite the reliability of the unnamed sources for that information. However, ABC News interviewed a whistleblower who exposes a massive government intrusion into the privacy of all citizens by reading their emails and Instant Messages, listening to their phone calls, monitoring their movements on the Internet, and tracking the 'Patriot movement' as a 'violent threat' to national security, although no one in the Patriot movement has engaged in such...
  • Were Russian security services behind the leak of 'Climategate' emails?

    03/24/2010 1:34:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 411+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06th December 2009 | Will Stewart and Martin Delgado
    Suspicions were growing last night that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British ‘Climategate’ emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow’s Copenhagen global warming summit. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked via a small web server in the formerly closed city of Tomsk in Siberia. The leaks scandal has left the scientific community in disarray after claims that key climate change data was manipulated in the run-up to the climate change summit of world leaders.
  • Hacking into the mind of the CRU climate change hacker ( how did climategate happen?)

    02/05/2010 9:05:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 444+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 5 February 2010 07.30 GMT | Charles Arthur
    Analysis suggests the hacker was in east coast of America and operated over a number of days, but much remains unknownHacker in staged photograph surrounded by computers. Photograph: Corbis Figuring out who was behind the hack of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia requires some digital forensic skills – and an insight into the mindset of those who were trying to get at CRU's files at the time.Analysis by the Guardian and digital forensics experts suggests that an outside hacker gained access to a server at the UEA which held backups of CRU emails and...
  • Panel Absolves Climate Scientist [Dr. Michael E. Mann.....]

    02/03/2010 1:04:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Panel Absolves Climate Scientist By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — An academic board of inquiry has largely cleared a noted Pennsylvania State University climatologist of scientific misconduct, but a second panel will convene to determine whether his behavior undermined public faith in the science of climate change, the university said Wednesday. The scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann, has been at the center of a roiling dispute arising from the unauthorized release of more than 1,000 e-mail messages from the servers of the University of East Anglia in England, home to one of the world’s premier climate research units. While the...
  • We should know who leaked the emails on climate change

    02/01/2010 8:39:31 AM PST · by Duke C. · 15 replies · 777+ views
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  • The ORIGINAL ClimateGate Whistleblower is found

    01/02/2010 5:07:53 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 13 replies · 1,921+ views
    Remember that Roger Revelle, Al Gore's mentor, originated the CO2-to-Global Warming theory, and later RETRACTED IT! Al Gore then called him senile! Watch the John Coleman video and bring this up when you talk with "AGW Believers."
  • Climategate: Which one blew the whistle?

    12/04/2009 11:37:08 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 36 replies · 2,102+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 12/5/2009 (Aussie time) | Andrew Bolt
    Meet Tom Wigley, the Climategate insider who may finally have choked on all the deceit he witnessed. It is almost certain that the leak of 4000 documents from the University of East Anglia was not the work of a hacker but of a whisteblower. The sheer effort of retrieving, itemising and sorting all those documents, and of weeding out any that were purely personal or irrelevant, required someone who had not just the computer skills and the access, but who knew what was important, and had the motivation to put in countless hours of work....
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • Walpin Is Cleared

    11/24/2009 5:54:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 3,315+ views ^ | November 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Oversight: After an unjust firing and campaign of character assassination, the former AmeriCorps inspector general has been cleared of acting improperly. Now where does he go to get his job and reputation back? On June 10, Gerald Walpin was fired with one hour's notice as the watchdog of AmeriCorps in violation of a federal law requiring Congress to be given a heads-up 30 days in advance. He then fell victim to a campaign of character assassination. When pressed for a reason for the sudden and improper dismissal of a federal watchdog, the White House responded with a letter to Sens....
  • The Smearing of Gerald Walpin

    06/18/2009 5:43:26 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,677+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Oversight: If the White House really believes that AmeriCorps' inspector general was "confused" and "disoriented," how about open congressional hearings where the American people can see for themselves?The storm that erupted after the firing with one hour's notice of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general overseeing AmeriCorps, has not died down. Pressed for an explanation as to the reasons for the firing and why the law requiring Congress to be given notice and reasons 30 days in advance was not followed, the White House has resorted to old-time Chicago-style political smears.
  • Inhofe Says He Will Call for Investigation on "Climategate" (UN IPCC included!!)

    11/23/2009 10:22:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 122 replies · 6,180+ views ^ | 11/23/2009 |
    Senator Inhofe: Well, on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I’m the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation. ‘Cause this thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with. Melanie Morgan: So what will you be calling for an investigation of? Senator Inhofe:...
  • MAN-BEAR-PIG Is Dead!… Emails Prove Global Warming Junk Science Conspiracy (Updated)

    11/20/2009 2:11:19 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 175 replies · 9,803+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/20/09 | Jim Hoft
    GLOBAL WARMING JUNK SCIENCE PROVEN A CONSPIRACY—- ManBearPig Is Finally Dead! I’m serial! Recently “discovered” classified emails and files prove that the junk scientists behind the global warming movement knowingly perpetrated a fraud on the global community. The files were posted on the internet– HERE. The Telegraph reported: If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Ex-official wants job back as FBI shuts St. HOPE probe

    11/11/2009 3:00:24 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies · 367+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/11/09
    Federal officials said Tuesday there was not enough evidence to support allegations that the e-mails were intentionally deleted while Johnson's nonprofit organization was being probed by federal Inspector General Gerald Walpin. The decision appears to put to rest a controversy that has dogged Johnson since Walpin's investigation into St. HOPE's use of federal grant money first became public in April 2008. "We're pleased that the FBI has determined what we knew all along – that there was no intentional wrongdoing by the mayor or anyone at St. HOPE," said mayoral spokesman Steve Maviglio. "It's time for this book to be...
  • Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower

    11/09/2009 3:29:14 PM PST · by FromLori · 52 replies · 1,649+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 11/9/09
    The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves. The allegations raise serious questions about the accuracy of the organisation's latest World Energy Outlook on oil demand and supply to be published tomorrow – which is used...
  • Health insurance whistle-blower to speak at UI [Iowa]

    11/02/2009 12:00:24 PM PST · by newgeezer · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | November 2, 2009 | Cindy Hadish
    IOWA CITY — Wendell Potter refers to the health insurance industry as “masters of deceit.” It’s not a slam from an outsider. Potter, 58, of Philadelphia, was once one of them. After a 20-year career in public relations that ended as chief corporate spokesman of CIGNA Corp., one of the nation’s largest health insurers, Potter left last year. “I told them I just didn’t want to do it anymore,” he said in a phone interview with The Gazette. At the time, he didn’t plan on speaking out against the industry where he had honed a successful career. But after seeing...
  • Confessions of an ACORN Whistleblower Part II

    10/31/2009 11:44:31 AM PDT · by anitamoncrief · 26 replies · 798+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 10/31/2009 | Anita MonCrief
    Fear and outside influences kept me off Fox the weekend before the election. Fear and a sense of loyalty to Strom kept me from immediately exposing the New York Times by releasing our email exchanges before March of 2009 and fear tied me to Marcel Reid, who used those fears to manipulate and control me. In the end, fear did not prevent me from realizing that I was no longer ideologically aligned with the ACORN 8. I was no longer the far left radical who wanted to change the system, and I no longer felt that I had to stand...
  • Confessions of an ACORN Whistleblower

    10/19/2009 8:36:28 PM PDT · by anitamoncrief · 47 replies · 1,892+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10/16/2009 | Anita MonCrief
    How This Reluctant Whistleblower Decided to Tell All The more I spoke about Obama and the Democrats part in the ACORN scandal, the more I drifted away from the ACORN 8. I never thought that their mission was bad, but ACORN’s subversive nature is rooted in pay for play politics and if one is to clean house, it has to be across the board. I was proud when Marcel appeared on Glenn Beck but often dismayed at the picture she painted of ACORN. Yes, the members are great people, but they do not need an ACORN to help them. Local...
  • Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

    10/07/2009 9:28:00 PM PDT · by To Hell With Poverty · 6 replies · 702+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Philip Giraldi
    Sibel Edmonds has a story to tell. She went to work as a Turkish and Farsi translator for the FBI five days after 9/11. Part of her job was to translate and transcribe recordings of conversations between suspected Turkish intelligence agents and their American contacts. She was fired from the FBI in April 2002 after she raised concerns that one of the translators in her section was a member of a Turkish organization that was under investigation for bribing senior government officials and members of Congress, drug trafficking, illegal weapons sales, money laundering, and nuclear proliferation. She appealed her termination,...
  • Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

    09/23/2009 9:51:51 AM PDT · by Americaneedsyoou · 13 replies · 890+ views ^ | 10/23/09 | Sibel Edmonds and Philip Giraldi
    The gagged whistleblower goes on the record. By Sibel Edmonds and Philip Giraldi . Sibel Edmonds has a story to tell. She went to work as a Turkish and Farsi translator for the FBI five days after 9/11. Part of her job was to translate and transcribe recordings of conversations between suspected Turkish intelligence agents and their American contacts. She was fired from the FBI in April 2002 after she raised concerns that one of the translators in her section was a member of a Turkish organization that was under investigation for bribing senior government officials and members of Congress,...
  • Interview with ArmorGroup Whistleblower John Gorman

    09/15/2009 9:07:05 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 260+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Sept. 15, 2009 | Marie Anne St. Jean Marie Anne St. Jean
    One way to fix this without expanding the military burden would be to send in a team of dedicated professionals whose word is law. I can think of at least three retired Marines who already know the terrain and would be willing to take on the task. They should not be on State payroll or AGNA payroll but paid by and answerable to a Senate or Congressional Oversight Committee.
  • Congress to grill top SEC cop, Madoff whistleblower

    09/08/2009 12:29:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 645+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/8/09 | Rachelle Younglai
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernard Madoff's whistle-blower and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's top enforcer will testify before Congress this week on how the SEC failed to uncover Madoff's $65 billion fraud, a congressional panel said on Monday. Harry Markopolos, a fraud examiner who tried to warn regulators that Madoff's business was a fraud, and the SEC's Director of Enforcement Robert Khuzami are expected to testify at the Senate Banking committee's hearing on Thursday.
  • Nelnet, others sued over misuse of subsidy

    09/01/2009 8:01:34 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 770+ views ^ | 8-31-2009 | Matt Olberding
    A former Department of Education researcher who brought to light the loophole that allowed student loan companies, including Lincoln's Nelnet, to reap hundreds of millions in profits at taxpayers' expense, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against those same companies. Jon Oberg, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate and former aide to former U.S. Sen. Jim Exon, filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Nelnet is the lead defendant, but since the Lincoln student loan company settled its differences with the federal government more than two years ago, its spokesman said Nelnet considers the matter closed....
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...

    03/22/2002 1:23:34 PM PST · by flamefront · 48 replies · 567+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 21 March 2002
    For Immediate ReleaseMar 21, 2002 Contact: Press Office202-646-5172 FORMER DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ENGINEER ?BLOWS THE WHISTLE? ON SATELLITE & MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS Engineer Asked To Sign-off On Improper Transfers Of High Technology While Working at Defense Threat Reduction Agency United Arab Emirates, Russia, & Others Gained Satellite and Advanced Ballistic Missile Design Information (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is representing Carlet Auguste, an aerospace engineer and former employee of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (?DTRA?), in his effort to seek redress for retaliatory actions taken against...
  • Whistleblower Protections under the Recovery Act (how about the entire Act?)

    07/22/2009 4:56:23 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 251+ views ^ | 7/22/2009 |
    In addition, the disclosure must involve information that the employee believes is evidence of: -gross mismanagement of an agency contract or grant relating to recovery funds; -a gross waste of recovery funds; -a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety related to the implementation or use of recovery funds; -an abuse of authority related to the implementation or use of recovery funds; or -a violation of law, rule, or regulation related to an agency contract or grant awarded or issued relating to recovery funds.
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Global Warming’s Missing Link: EPA Whistleblower Exposes Agenda’s Fatal Flaw

    07/20/2009 6:01:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 3,033+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | Jul. 20, 2009 | Chris Horner
    The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing the greatest regulatory intervention in US history, seeking to declare that carbon dioxide poses an “endangerment” under the Clean Air Act, threatening human health and the environment. To hear the EPA tell it, CO2 – which nonetheless remains indispensible to life on earth and without which plants die, more of which produces higher crop yields, etc. – will kill us all. This proposal is a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s attempt to bring the energy sector of the economy under state control just as it seeks to do with health care, essentially ruining something...
  • Walpin sues for wrongful termination

    07/19/2009 7:08:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies · 1,649+ views ^ | 12:00 pm on July 18, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Gerald Walpin has not taken his dismissal as Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service lying down yet, and apparently doesn’t plan to go quietly soon, either. Walpin filed a lawsuit against the CNCS for unlawful termination. He accuses the parent agency of AmeriCorps, and indirectly the administration, of politicizing his office and removing him illegally because he refused to agree to a settlement in a fraud case that let an Obama backer off the hook and with access to federal funding: Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who was summarily fired in June amid controversy over...
  • Senators want hearing on Obama's firing of IG

    06/30/2009 4:58:13 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | June 30, 2009 12 hours ago |
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators asked Monday for a congressional hearing to look at whether President Barack Obama acted appropriately when he fired the national service agency's inspector general earlier this month. Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah said they were concerned about "significant questions raised regarding the propriety of the decision to remove the IG." Obama fired Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other programs that are part of the Corporation for National Community Service, saying he had lost confidence in him. The firing followed an investigation by Walpin finding misuse...
  • A 'confused, disoriented' whistle-blower?

    06/23/2009 7:34:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1,050+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    As recent AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin tells the story, when a White House aide called him on June 10, Walpin thought the administration was calling him to enlist his support - as a prominent Republican member of the New York bar - for the confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, Special Counsel to the President Norm Eisen informed Walpin that President Obama wanted Walpin out of his job. Walpin's defenders believe Obama fired him because Walpin was a successful whistle-blower, who blew the whistle on the president's friends and pet causes. In 2008, the Corporation...
  • Obama Ally [ACORN] Tries To Squelch Another Whistleblower

    06/20/2009 2:05:55 PM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 13 replies · 1,239+ views
    MaggiesFarm ^ | 6/20/09 | Bruce Kesler
    In the wake of trying to squelch three federal Inspector Generals, there’s this story about how those who try to expose Obama, Obama administration, and Obama ally activities are dealt with.
  • Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted

    06/17/2009 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 175 replies · 8,029+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/17/2009 | Staff
    The government watchdog President Obama canned for allegedly being "confused" and "disoriented" fired back sharply Wednesday, saying the White House explanation for removing him was "insufficient," "baseless" and "absolutely wild." Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, told that part of Obama's explanation was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons. "I am now the target of the most powerful man in this country, with an army of aides whose major responsibility today seems to be to attack...
  • Former AmeriCorps Official Says Obama Removed Him for 'Doing My Job'

    06/16/2009 12:45:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 1,245+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 16, 2009
    An official responsible for monitoring how federal funds for volunteerism are spent told FOX News he was fired by President Obama for doing his job, and suggested it was payback for investigating the alleged misuse of grant money by the Sacramento mayor, an Obama backer. Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the chief internal watchdog for AmericCorps and other service programs, suggested "political pressure" was behind his ouster. He said he worried the action will have a "chilling effect" on other inspectors general. Obama gave little explanation for the decision, writing in a letter sent Thursday that he no...
  • Grassley Demands Details on Fired AmeriCorps IG

    06/15/2009 7:14:44 PM PDT · by FromLori · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/15/09
    A Senate Republican is asking for information on any role first lady Michelle Obama's office may have played in her husband's decision to fire the watchdog for the federal AmeriCorps program over his investigation of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa requested that Alan Solomont, chairman of the government-run Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs the AmeriCorps program, provide "any and all records, e-mail, memoranda, documents, communications or other information" related to contacts with officials in the first lady's office. Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, Jackie Norris, is expected to join the national service...
  • Obama Fires Inspector Who Found Misuse

    06/15/2009 7:04:19 PM PDT · by FromLori · 17 replies · 729+ views
    President Barack Obama has fired the inspector general who found misuse of AmeriCorps funds at a nonprofit education group headed by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The inspector general, Gerald Walpin, had investigated Johnson’s group, St. HOPE Academy, and discovered funds were being diverted for non-approved uses. AP reported on June 12 that Obama was citing his loss of confidence in Walpin to explain the firing. While the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento had criticized Walpin for how he conducted the investigation, prosecutors did find fault with St. HOPE Academy’s sloppy record keeping and reached a settlement. The Academy maintained its...
  • One-On-One With Harry Markopolos: Validated, But Not Satisfied (Madoff Whistleblower)

    03/16/2009 5:30:36 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 6 replies · 710+ views
    WBUR ^ | March 16th, 2009 | Posted by Andrew Phelps
    Exclusive Bottom Line Report One man tried for almost 10 years to bring down Bernard Madoff, the disgraced financier who pleaded guilty March 12 to bilking investors in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. Harry Markopolos was the would-be whistleblower who tried, fruitlessly, to get federal authorities to investigate. Instead, Markopolos was rebuked, and Madoff’s scheme eventually collapsed on its own. Charities, retirement funds, banks and individual investors watched $65 billion disappear overnight. In his only radio interview, and his first since Madoff pleaded guilty, Markopolos tells WBUR it’s too early to celebrate. “I know that Mr. Madoff had lots and lots...
  • Whistleblower says Madoff had help, blasts SEC (Markopolos criticizes SEC at House hearing)

    02/04/2009 10:15:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,750+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/09 | Rachelle Younglai and Karey Wutkowski
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harry Markopolos, a former investment manager who warned U.S. regulators about Bernard Madoff, criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission and said on Wednesday that Madoff had help in running his alleged $50 billion fraud. Markopolos told Congress that the SEC staff was neither willing nor able to uncover what Madoff, accused of having run the world's biggest Ponzi scheme, was really doing. He also said that he knows the names of a dozen other so-called feeder funds that helped Madoff raise money from pension funds and wealthy investors and that he would turn these over to regulators...
  • FBI man is Stevens case whistleblower

    12/22/2008 3:43:09 PM PST · by skeptoid · 8 replies · 1,000+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 22nd, 2008 02:03 PM | RICHARD MAUER
    five-year FBI agent assigned to the Alaska corruption investigation is the whistleblower who brought a complaint of misconduct against other agents and at least one prosecutor involved in the trial of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.
  • Whistleblowers sent to mental ward, Chinese paper says (a taste of Zero-land)

    12/08/2008 8:39:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 387+ views
    IHT ^ | 12/08/08 | Andrew Jacobs
    Whistleblowers sent to mental ward, Chinese paper says By Andrew Jacobs Monday, December 8, 2008 BEIJING: Local officials in Shandong Province have apparently found a cost-effective way to deal with gadflies, whistleblowers and all manner of muckraking citizens who dare to challenge the authorities: dispatch them to the local psychiatric hospital. According to an investigative report published Monday by a state-owned newspaper, public security officials in Xintai city have been institutionalizing residents who persist in their personal campaigns to expose corruption or to protest the unfair seizure of their property. Some people said they were committed up to two years,...
  • Joe the Plumber Data Dive Whistleblower Was Threatened with Firing; Media Will Likely Ignore

    12/06/2008 3:38:15 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 1,135+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 5th | Tom Blumer
    A story in the Dispatch this morning that should be read in full (HT Michelle Malkin) about Ms. Niekamp's testimony before the Ohio House's Government and Elections Committee reveals just how imperiled she was. While carrying out a personal order from a superior who was trying to cover his tracks, she was reminded that she was an "unclassified" employee. In plain English, she was threatened with her job if she didn't do what she was told (bolds are mine):
  • TSA launches leak investigation (Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law!)

    07/14/2008 12:55:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 158+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/14/2008 | Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
    CNN) -- Federal officers charged with keeping terrorists off planes are now searching their own ranks for staff who told CNN that few flights were protected by air marshals. The Transportation Security Administration rejected as a "myth" CNN's report that less than 1 percent of the nation's daily flights carry armed federal air marshals. Now the agency is conducting an investigation into who talked to CNN and who encouraged other agents to do the same. A spokesman for the TSA confirmed the investigation. Spokesman Christopher White said a TSA investigator is looking into the "possible unauthorized release of sensitive and...
  • Rezko whistleblower still has no hospital, five years after the fact (Obomber's healthcare?)

    06/07/2008 11:08:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 272+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 6/08/08 | Rob Olmstead
    Rezko whistleblower still has no hospital, five years after the factBy Rob Olmstead | Daily Herald StaffContact writer Published: 6/8/2008 12:04 AMSend To: It takes two to tango. Illinoisans are fond of complaining about political corruption, but what if the businesses and individuals who came in contact with politicians seeking bribes refused to play ball and ratted them out? If Edward Hospital CEO Pamela Davis of Naperville is any example, the lesson is doing the right thing is a double-edged sword. Davis was the company CEO who felt she was being shaken down by construction company executive Jacob Kieferbaum when...
  • Rozita Swinton Doesn’t Like the FLDS (abuse call came from her phone)

    04/23/2008 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 241 replies · 863+ views
    Dreamin Demon ^ | April 20th, 2008
    Colorado Springs, CO and Eldorado, TX - This is not the first time Rozita Swinton has made up a good story and called authorities. But it’s definitely the first time one of Swinton’s calls produced a mass raid on over 400 people. Swinton, 33, is now facing charges related to the April 3 raid on the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas, owned and occupied by members of Warren Jeffs’ Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints. Rozita Swinton may have set the whole raid off by calling a San Angelo crisis center on March 29, saying she was a...
  • Trying to hang on, Detroit's mayor says the issue is not his sex scandal, but racism.

    03/13/2008 2:45:27 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 1,445+ views
    Newsweek Web Exclusive ^ | Mar 13, 2008 | Keith Naughton
    You might think the resignation of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer would put more pressure on Detroit's embattled mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, to do the same. But Kilpatrick, seven weeks into his own text sex scandal, shows no signs of giving up the fight. In fact, with a prosecutor contemplating perjury charges and his city council in revolt, Kilpatrick has chosen the nuclear option in this deeply divided city. At the end of an otherwise routine state-of-the-city speech Tuesday night, Kilpatrick went off on a racially explosive tirade against his critics and the media.
  • State Supreme Court won't hear Detroit mayor Kilpatrick's appeal

    02/27/2008 9:34:00 AM PST · by redrunner · 75 replies · 654+ views
    Mlive ^ | 2/27/2008 | n/a
    DETROIT (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to keep documents from a secret settlement of a whistle-blowers' lawsuit from being made public. The documents are related to embarrassing and sexually explicit text messages between Kilpatrick and his former top aide, but they do not include the actual messages. The city filed its motion to take a state Appeals Court ruling to the higher court Feb. 15. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday morning. It concurred with an Appeals Court panel that said a circuit court judge was correct in...
  • US Federal Judge Takes Down

    02/19/2008 11:55:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 256+ views
    A controversial website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US., as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says. The case was brought by a Swiss bank after “several hundred” documents were posted about its offshore activities. Other versions of the pages, hosted in countries such as Belgium and India, can still be accessed. Wikileaks, in case you’ve never heard of it, has been gaining profile as the place to put information that someone is trying to keep under cover:...
  • Top Operative: Mayor Should Consider Resigning

    01/24/2008 10:29:42 AM PST · by Westlander · 26 replies · 671+ views
    WXYZ ^ | 1-24-2008 | WXYZ
    The chief of staff for Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers tells WXYZ Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick should consider resigning over the text-sex scandal.
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 7 replies · 201+ views ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba (Traitor Dies-Goes Straight to Hell)

    01/09/2008 11:05:35 AM PST · by ricks_place · 43 replies · 218+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA(Reuters)-Philip Agee, a former CIA spy who exposed its undercover operations in Latin America in a 1975 book, died in Havana, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Wednesday.Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a "loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people's struggle for a better world.".His widow, German ballet dancer Giselle Roberge, told friends he had been in hospital since December 15 and did not survive surgery for perforated ulcers.Agee worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. He resigned in 1968 in...