Colbert Report Transcript

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you listening to The Colbert Report Colbert Report we need help in India
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cell phone like no one is no I heard the plane going down then that was
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yeah
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yeah two hundred and twenty-six of the corporate report podcast crashes of
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convenience Michael Connell we’ve just been listening to the audio of a rather
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harrowing video which is the documentation of the first I witnesses
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on the scene of a rather harrowing plane crash that took place in Akron Ohio back
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in 2000 eat and you can go and watch that video if you would like to and you
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can watch all 10 minutes of that video in which the participants the you the
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first people on the scene there document basically the the plane in flames and
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they called 911 and the people begin to arrive to start putting out the fire and
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that is the unfortunate ending of the flight of in 1999 and eat Piper Aircraft
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that went down on December 19th 2008 killing the pilot and if you go to NTSB
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dog of the website of the National Transportation Safety Board you can find
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a factual report which was filed in the wake of this incident and which interest
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in lee enough was modified on January 26 2010 talking about the history of the
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flight the personal information the aircraft admit information etc and just
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reading from the opening of this document
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quote on December 19th 2008 about 1753 eastern standard time a Piper P A 32 are
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31 10 and 19 99 and impacted terrain during a precision approach to runway 23
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a post-crash fire then ensued destroying the airplane the airplane impacted the
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front lawn of a vacant house about two miles east-northeast from akron-canton
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regional airport CAK Akron Ohio night instrument meteorological conditions
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prevailed at the time of the year
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accident the pilot was fatally injured and there were no ground injuries the
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flight departed from college park airport CBS College Park Maryland about
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15 31 and was returning to CAK at the time of the accident and quote and as
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that report does indicate yes the pilot did die during the crash and was the
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only one injured on the scene so as tragic as any and every such loss of
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life
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undoubtedly is why are we concentrating on it in today’s episode of the
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broadcast well let’s leave the answer to that
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up to 19 Action News in Ohio which had this broadcast at the time of the
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accident are conspiracy theorist in washingtonDC to say that an Ohio man
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with white house connections was actually murdered this weekend you would
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say there’s next excuse investigators got dinner to tell us if it’s true or
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not
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well this sounds like a made up story one man wrecking state elections to help
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his boss President George Bush after its done power players in Washington say get
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rid of the guy who I believe it
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know for now 45 year old Michael Connell died Friday night after his plane
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crashed into this vacant house near Union Township in Stark County
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was a political power player in washingtonDC in the white house he was
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the vision behind President George Bush’s and John McCain’s internet sites
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initial reports a bad weather could have played a part in the crash
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I guess the plane just blew apart some in Washington have a different opinion
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the website Velvet Revolution believes someone sabotage tunnels plane it
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appears he was trying to land the plane here he had a large flag pole and then
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he struck the house but revolution claims to have been tipped off that
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Connells life was in danger
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who was threatening Connell according to the website as senior advisor to
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president bush Karl Rove some say connie was about to reveal embarrassing details
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involving senior members of the bush administration including their
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involvement in destroying incriminating e-mails and rigging elections Connell
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died on impact and was only three miles away from the
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akron-canton airport he was an experienced pilot was an accident or
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murder really hard to believe I really don’t know the full story over to just
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heard what i’ve seen in a paper in news I spoke to Michael’s family today in
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person they are grieving a visitation is planned for tonight
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many from his neighborhood say this was a very good man who donated his time to
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the worldwide community and loved his family very much
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Scotland a connection news
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well thank you 19 Action News investigative reporter Scott Taylor for
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telling us that you don’t believe in this crazy conspiracy theory at least
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not yet
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yes some crack investigative journalism there I’m sure but at any rate I’m sure
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mr. Taylor will keep you informed as to the status of his belief system on a
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regular basis if you want to continue following 19 Action News but let’s move
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along so we have the bare bones of a story here a potential political
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thriller that ties back to someone with ties to to push himself and the rigging
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of the 2004 presidential election specifically in Ohio a very interesting
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story and the more you start today as with so many of these stories and more
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very interesting information is uncovered so I guess if you want the
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bare-bones basics of this story and what some of the allegations are let’s just
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stick to a boring milquetoast wait Brenda conspiracy less website at
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cbsnews.com where there’s just the the facts as they were being reported at the
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time of this crash so in February of 2009 a full two months after the crash
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it should be noted the CBS filed this report Republican I T guru dies in plane
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crash and just reading from the section of that report dealing specifically with
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Michael Connell and his ties to the bush administration it says quote beginning
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as a political campaign worker and congressional staffer colonel became a
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key republican media consultant who developed internet strategies for the
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2002 2004 bush-cheney campaigns he was founder and CEO of cleveland-based new
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media communications which built websites for president bush and former
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presidential nominee John McCain according to the company’s website he
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was also chief I T consultant for Karl Rove Connells ties to the Bush family
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extend back to working on campaigns for george HW Bush and former Florida
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Governor Jeb Bush for whom he built the campaign site job done toward in 1999 he
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told the Cleveland Cleveland magazine Inside Business I’m loyal to my network
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I’m loyal to my friends and I’m loyal to the Bush family he was also quoted as
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saying when asked to predict the Internet’s role in the upcoming
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presidential race
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there are things we will be doing on election day that haven’t even been
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dreamt of yet the rise of the republican party in washington in the nineties and
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especially after the 2000 election meant that Connells network of connections
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with expanding as well having worked with Ohio congressman Bob name and
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Governor Bob Taft key skills were sought after for the campaigns and
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congressional sites for dozens of God candidates and officeholders the new
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media communications website now turned off with a memorial to colonel in its
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place
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posted new media’s client list reads like a who’s who of Republican
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politicians in 2000 colonel co-founded with his wife Heather Gulf tech
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solutions to pursue government contracts context clients for databases content
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management systems and other services included the White House the energy
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department several republican-led congressional committees and a few dozen
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congressional members websites the Center for Public Integrity reported
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that in 2002 and 2004 the general services administration allowed federal
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agencies to purchase services directly from Gov tech without a full bidding
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process in 2004 carnal helped form in online advertising firm called the
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clonal donatelli which administered the website for Swift Boat Veterans for
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Truth a 527 developed to attack Democratic presidential nominee John
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Kerry O’Connell central role in building the ICT infrastructure of the White
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House in his association with Karl Rove has brought him into the controversy
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surrounding missing White House emails relating to the firing of us’ attorneys
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and other topics and the fate of e-mail communications sent by Rove and other
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administration staffers which were sent via Republican Party website GWB 43 dot
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com rather than through whitehouse.gov address Connell built the GWB 43 dot com
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site which shares mail servers with Gov tech colonels internet expertise also
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led him to be subpoenaed earlier this year to testify in Ohio federal court
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regarding alleged voter fraud in the 2004 election despite exit polls showing
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a lead by Democratic nominee John Kerry of more than four percent mister bush
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won the state’s vote by 2.5% along with its crucial electoral votes
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much has been written about problems at the polls in Ohio that year where voters
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in many predominantly democratic precincts were forced to wait hours
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before because of a shortage of working voting machines a lawsuit being pursued
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by attorney Clifford are now back seeks to answer questions about this and other
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ballot problems for example in Franklin County mister bush received 4258 votes
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in a precinct where only 638 voters cast ballots questions have also been raised
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about how votes from Ohio counties were tabulated computer expert Stephen spoon
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amor a Republican who works in detecting fraud and network architecture in
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protecting computer infrastructures has testified that the Ohio election returns
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he saw were indicative of a kingpin attack in which your computer is
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inserted into the communications flow of ninety system with the intent to change
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data as it passes through its destination it was later learned that
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Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth blackwell’s office had routed Internet
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traffic from county election offices threw out of state servers based at
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smart tech in chattanooga tennessee smart tech hosts dozens of golf web
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domains last month
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judge Solomon Oliver refused requests to quash the subpoena connected to the
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lawsuit King Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood association V blackwell
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and demanded his testimony relating to his I T work in his deposition given in
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november carnal denied any knowledge of vote-rigging since his death Friday the
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Internet has buzzed with news about an idea entrepreneur until now in the
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background of republican politics who sudden death has sparked conspiracy
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theories and thrust into the center of continuing controversies involving White
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House communications and electronic voting meanwhile amend the Akron Beacon
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Journal recounts is a devout Catholic who organized annual missions 28
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communities in El Salvador with as much passion is he devoted to the businesses
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he built leaves behind his wife of 18 years and four children and quote
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curiouser and curiouser so for no reason that has ever been adequately explained
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the servers hosting Ohio’s county election offices
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reporting websites were routed through servers based at Smart X offices in
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chattanooga tennessee he late in the evening as gary was beginning to win in
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ohio and suddenly bush ended up winning by a surprising margin and we started to
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get stories about how exit polls although they have always given a good
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indicator of who is going to win the race suddenly and mysteriously and for
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no good reason since the introduction of vote counting machines has suddenly
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stopped providing accurate election results that’s a very interesting
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coincidence know isn’t it
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well certainly this is a very important part of this whole puzzle who Connell
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was what his company was doing and how this was affected so let’s take a look
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at it from a couple of different angles first let’s just take a look at the good
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overall view of what was happening there and how this plays into the bigger
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question of vote fraud so we’re going to listen to the trailer for a documentary
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called free for all the high-tech hijack of Ohio and I can’t say I can recommend
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this documentary as a whole because I have not seen it all but I have watched
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this trailer which does I think put a very good good amount of material down
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into a very short amount of time that really likes this all into the
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widespread fraud that was taking place in the vote-counting machines in Ohio in
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2004 how did these unsophisticated voting machines and up all over Ohio for
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the 2004 elections
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and why they still being used here in 2006 it’s an organization that operates
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very close to the best it’s a big company in Ohio and you know they know
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what they and they protect their interests in August 2003 libeled CEO
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Bali Hotel attended a strategy meeting of President Bush’s ranch in Crawford
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Texas I would have attended but my schedule is packed a week later while
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invited 100 people to his mansion in Upper Arlington Ohio or a one thousand
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dollar-a-plate fundraiser writing that he was committed to helping Ohio deliver
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its electoral votes to the president next year the next day
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Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell authorized people to be one of
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three electronic voting machines at Ohio’s 2004 election in a contract
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$100,000,000 he was promptly sued by another manufacturer for unfairly
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favoring tabled in the bidding process can blackwell’s financial disclosure
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forms later revealed that he owned 178 shares of stock
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indeed this is a conflict of interest and most states if you’re holding
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somebody stock and you negotiate a undid contract with them
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you go to jail in Ohio he apparently get to run for governor but besides voting
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machines people also makes machines that count paper ballots tabulated boats and
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more there’s all of these other voting machine companies in america is in a
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sequoia part in our civic who are no better and who are in many cases even
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worse companies don’t think I was realizing was at Ohio and many other
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states have been increasingly farming out the jobs of our elections to private
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corporation we have a new gimmick in america used to be that that we the
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people would handle our own elections we would elected government which would
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then hand elections now we privatize it we’ve put it out to be just like the
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contracts in Iraq ok and like the contracts on track where the money goes
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missing here the votes
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seemed to go missing you’re not supposed to see this
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this is a proprietary printout sheet of the private company that’s telling the
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voters we send out the private companies the tally for the vote through all the
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precincts go in a private company adds it all up and we hope that our votes
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influence their decision
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ok this is depressing ninety in the county new mexico and there’s the
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bush-cheney total is the cop total turnover peruca is garlic and Nader
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where John John Kerry I remember hearing under president he’s on he’s not listed
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ok he’s been electronically zapped not there so you don’t know that the totals
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come out you don’t get the show and where did you get it then we get that
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call investigative reporting people slipped out the back tourists and
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fortunately when people say I’m creatures that’s not true to people to
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turn this stuff over to create this privatization and corporatization of
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secret software that nobody can ever see how they work even the people who use
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the systems the election officials they don’t have a clue voting is not a
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commercial enterprise it’s not supposed to be a for-profit operation you can
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fire your elected officials you can look at their processes using the Freedom of
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Information Act you can file a Freedom of Information Act on the private
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contractors these guys know it it’s completely 100% faith-based voting and
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its you don’t like waiting every four years for the magic election period to
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come down and tell us who won and we’re all supposed to go okay and in Ohio ken
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blackwell’s privatization of elections was state of the art blackwell
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outsourced his 2004 election results web page to be designed and maintained by
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tech a company run by Mike Connell who has worked for the Bush family since the
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Asians his other perm new media Thursday who’s who of republicans
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she’s committed a side project of my Connells was the website Swift Boat
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Veterans for Truth but the fact that the world got the Ohio election results from
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a website made by the same web designers nearing bush’s opponent the web servers
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for the election results in Ohio where suddenly moved in the middle denied at 1
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a.m. was moved from Ohio to Tennessee the entire business of reporting these
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numbers on the web where media and the rest of america actually take them from
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was being run by this far-right wacko partisan web server company some of the
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other websites its mark Tech was hosting were already C-dot or.org gingrich
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production dot com dot all we shouldn’t be surprised because you had searched
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for her right wing wacko as the Secretary of State Jay kenneth blackwell
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in ohio so as little surprise that’s the sort of company that he would work with
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to oversee in a fair and impartial manner the presidential election in Ohio
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in 2004 election results might as well have been emailed to the republican
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party before being initially reported in the upcoming 2006 election Ken Blackwell
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would be sending the result out of state to the same text servers again
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in 2010 Blackwell the man running the presidential election in Ohio while
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co-chair of george bush’s campaign certified’s dubious voting machines from
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a guy wants bush to win since the results out of state to the bush
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campaign’s then reports the results through a website designed by a guy was
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already making websites lying about bush’s opponent with the only difference
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in 2006 being that is now ken blackwell’s postal vote totals will
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totally not been tampered
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well let’s not leave this hanging on a rhetorical question the correct answer
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to that question is of course no but I sure as you’ll be able to see from the
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tenor of that documentary and many of the other sources that I’ll be siding in
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today’s episode a lot of the very good investigative journalism that was taking
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place on this issue of the vote fraud taking place in the electronic voting
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machines was done in the first eight years of the 21st century during the
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bush administration and oddly enough during the years of the Obama
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administration a lot of those same websites just have not been as
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tenaciously and dogged leave following this issue and that’s not to count cast
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aspersions on the great work that some people have done on this topic in the
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past but it is interesting that as long as our guys are in power doesn’t matter
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so much about the most machines but but as soon as the other side gets into
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power let’s look at it very closely and I just goes to show that once again to
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work two wings same bird of prey and it’s coming to eat you but let’s move on
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from that point I just wanted to make that observation just so that people
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know that I’m not here trying to push one side or the other in the phony
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left-right political debate I am just going with the facts lead into facts
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lead to the fact that not only is voting a few dole idea in a number of different
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senses as pointed out by people like Mark Andrews and stefan Molyneux and
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other guests have had on the program it is also fuel in the fact that your vote
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doesn’t even count even if you do want to vote for some slave master who will
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allow you a little bit more freedom it doesn’t even matter which button you
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press because ultimately it’s who counts the votes that wins every single time
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and that’s the point of all of this so once again let’s take a look at a little
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bit more technical details about how this works and I will recommend to you a
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very very interesting hour long conversation with a man named Steven
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men who is a card-carrying republican he’s a lifelong republican and and I T
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specialist who has a serial entrepreneur and has run a number of businesses he
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also works in network security for credit cards trying to prevent credit
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card fraud
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and has become an expert on voting fraud more by default
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being drawn into the issue then by pollution I believe but at any rate of
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very interesting and quite in-depth hour long conversation it’s up on YouTube
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under the title busting the man in the middle of Ohio vote-rigging and I would
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suggest you go and listen to it very interesting as they say breaking down a
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lot of the technical detail of how this goes on but let’s just take a listen to
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an excerpt from this hour long interview where Stephen Morris talking
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specifically about how government elections can be rigged can be hacked
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and how smart tech may have accomplished exactly what has been alleged that
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Michael Connors company was doing in the 2004 Ohio presidential elections so this
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group in Thailand very clever it basically added a computer right here
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called mmm a man in the middle and sometimes they’re called kingpins
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if they also send out controls they’re generally just called a man in the
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middle of the intercept information and what happened is they have all of our
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vacationing all this information was coming in and they were basically
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watching for things that were not cards they didn’t want and not phone calls
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this was a very cleverly control computer
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understood what the transmission signal of a credit card charged looked like and
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then would copy the whole thing and then what they would do every single card
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they want they had $100 charge to a casino get the chips and then catch the
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drips out so then you come back from your vacation Mr Mrs Smith has come back
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to Long Island you get to the bill she goes to mr Smith said no i didnt 220 in
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my twenty are jokes here so that it becomes a question do Mr and Mrs Smith
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wanna call anyone and about $100 at an occasion that you were really sure they
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spent there was a very clever gang and they were doing it to 50 60 70 cards a
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day
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that now let’s say instead of credit card charges I wanted to change your
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vote will then I just need to figure out here’s my voting machine out there and
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by voting machine is that people who drive it to the county tabulate a race
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this and now go to an architecture that’s closer now you understand the
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process how voting so we’ve got loose voting machines out here’s my polling
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place and then the voting machines generally have a human being not always
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but human being
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takes them apart and gets a bucket and memory cards basically using my memory
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cards and then they physically drive to the county tabular and there is
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basically a series of computers involved now so the county I basically what have
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I think it looks like a printer but it’s got a slot card in there and then
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there’s a reader screen and then there’s some kind transmission computer which is
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usually some old Dell computers something saying there sorry down not a
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Dell computer will both whatever County computer they can get its cheap that has
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the Windows CD systems this the first part of my network and what they do is
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they put that in and it reads thing we look the results and add that to the
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total tabulation what happens is it transmits again through local switch
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into PDX on Optus which through the optical switch up here and then back out
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into a PBX and back out into a another Dell computer that’s at the Secretary of
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State’s office the final state tabulation that’s how it happens now the
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question becomes where would you want the men and we’re gonna go specifically
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October 2004 2004 Ohio what I have asserted and if people think I’m wrong
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great we’ll go to discovery and I’ve never really said the wrong in my job
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I’m wrong
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fifteen twenty percent of the time great I was wrong I didn’t figure out where
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the thieves work I admit it we move on we fix it right about 80% of the time
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which is why
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companies hire me what it looks like to me happened and I said this wasn’t
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somebody had installed the campaign which was taking not just go ahead and
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change color shoes they were taking a kingpin and I suggested the kingpin had
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to be out there so I thought was probably sitting somewhere in the middle
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on the high-speed line and the kingpin is a computer with a person sitting it
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doesn’t just steal the information and they use it later like we saw its a
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person who has one board their kink in computer that code and instructions for
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the Secretary of State’s office and the code and instructions for county tabular
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as I said most of these County tab you laters are this extremely poorly
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designed architectures on relatively old software it’s very well established
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under me guys can find lots of examples of people who’ve shown how to hack the
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code but not talking about the specific I’m talking about this guy has got
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copies of the code or has already introduced in these things
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routines that our communication chance to talk to his campaign so that when he
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does is he sits there and instead of this happening this happen and in
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addition to that data flow going through their control information and read to go
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back to these can be driven as well so it now what happens is County tablet
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everything up is constantly talking back and forth saying I’ve got ten percent of
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my boat and the princess wonderful what’s the total now youth but you’re
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not you’re talking and then you say this is the king and the king
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have to make itself it can choose to pass everything through until it decides
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to say now i’ve got a problem you know so at nine o’clock in the evening
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carries leaving his wife he’s also going through and this operator is sitting
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here at a company called smart tech solutions we now know and remember when
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I speculated this ever said that’s ridiculous it’s completely impossible we
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know where we just have introduced was designed and the Secretary of State’s
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office they could switch the control from their computer talking to the
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county’s to do it so I was right so no everybody say well yeah you were
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representing a structured but they didn’t do anything wrong you send it to
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them so these guys and smart tech they’re looking at the things going by
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and they finally made good decision we need more bush boats so what they
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started doing was in counties where they all are you that it was republican
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county coordinator they already know when the county they started patting the
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vote to cover the differences in the place that have been too dangerous and
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they would have gotten caught had they done it so in these places they were
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already heavily Republican they’d probably looked and said ok boats have
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come in from this precinct and will take away fifty carry boats at 52 bush and
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then send it off and then what graders will then send back to the time later
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and change the time later level through which is very simple if you’ve ever
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called up the customer service helpdesk some watch them changing something
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inside your computer will go oh my gosh how are they doing that while it’s
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because they have the ability to do it if you have the cold what’s it both in
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which we know the guy that smart tech so that’s how I have repeatedly first I
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speculated that’s what it was and that it was discovered in fact that this
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actual centerpiece existed and then we found out who owned it
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we also found that it’s also doing call roads email
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I’m humbled that it was that obvious so of course now we’ll find out as the case
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moves along whether they want to do anything about it but you know when
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you’re working on a criminal case and I worked on tons of criminal cases to the
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criminals have them do they have a method do they have the motivation
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motivation I want to steal the presidency because it’s really powerful
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position got it do I have while this was the method I speculated existed when it
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happened and I was that I was out of my mind
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well we now have all the documentation to prove yes actually the method was set
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up and then do they have the needs as it turns out at 9:32 in the evening on
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election day October 2004 every county stopped reporting directly Secretary of
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State and said everything to this case and the king pin then decided what was
31:54
sent to me direction bad in my world of credit cards which is where I make my
32:03
living if I had speculated about this and even had one tiny shred of evidence
32:10
sitting across from you would not be fine people like yourself where
32:13
documentary filmmakers I have secret service now I lined up say hi to go get
32:17
them because they’ll get feathers in their caps and get prizes and when
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instead there seems to be a deafening silence from the Department of Justice
32:29
on these issues very busy hunting down all kinds of child pornographers when
32:37
there’s a lot of other people out there that are bad people so this is just a
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low priority just the democracies particularly library will all of this is
32:50
highly interesting and highly suspicious and obviously deserves quite a bit of
32:54
investigation but let’s tie this back into the main theme of today’s episode
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the plane crash that caused the death of Michael Connell in December 2008 and can
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we draw any thoughts of lines or parallels or even
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valid questions to ask about that the downing of that plane in relation to
33:13
this case for example where there any suggestions that his life had been
33:18
threatened in any way for if not coming forward willingly at least being
33:23
compelled to testify as a witness in potential cases against Karl Rove and
33:27
others for racketeering in Ohio which we’re really being planned at the time
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and as mentioned before he was deposed in November of 2008 in fact the day
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before the 2008 presidential elections in a case relating to the Ohio vote
33:43
frauds but he had not yet been called as a witness and that was yet to come
33:47
at the time of his death so was there any threats on the horizon
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well certainly so coming from Brad blog.com me 2009 sisters of God I T grew
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Mike McConnell very suspicious about his death it’s hard not to believe there is
34:06
something deliberate about it
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quote the sisters of Michael Connell a job I T consultant and former associate
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of Karl Rove who died in a plane crash last december are now questioning the
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circumstances surrounding his death
34:19
Shannon Connell of Medicine says her brother Michael rarely talk about work a
34:23
local Wisconsin paper reported Thursday she knew he ran an ohio company called
34:27
new media communications that set up websites for Republicans including
34:31
former President George HW Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush but it wasn’t
34:35
until after he died last December when the small plane he was piloting crashed
34:39
that she learned via the Internet of his tied to a voter fraud case into
34:44
allegations that presidential adviser Karl Rove it made threats against him at
34:49
first it was really hard for me to believe mike was dead because somebody
34:52
wanted him dead
34:53
the paper quoted Gen into saying but as time goes on it’s hard for me not to
34:58
believe there was something deliberate about it I need of Illinois moved to
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Madison in 2002 the paper adds the same year as her sister Mary Jo Walker Walker
35:08
a former Dane County Humane Society employee has similar concerns about
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their brother’s death it doesn’t seem right to me at all and another tidbit
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noted in this thread blog article from a report in Wisconsin’s the daily page
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Karl Rove case witness killed in plane crash
35:25
sisters want answers Shannon Mary Jo both say that their brother a devout
35:29
Catholic seemed upset in the weeks before his death
35:32
Mary Jo feels he was stressed out and depressed on his birthday last november
35:36
Shannon says he typically did not respond to an email she sent
35:41
mcconnell for her part dismisses reports that her brother was warned not to fly
35:45
but still considers the crash that killed him very suspicious Michael was
35:50
an experienced pilot and his plane had recently been serviced plus there’s the
35:54
timing after the deposition before the trial it just seems very convenient
35:59
well for more on the threats that Michael Connell was alleged to have
36:03
received from Karl Rove regarding his role in the cover-up and keeping his
36:08
mouth shut
36:09
let’s turn to an amazing incredible report that came out not after but five
36:14
months before Michael Connelly’s death in July of 2008 and this one also coming
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from Brett Brett blog.com rove threatened got I T grew if he did not
36:25
take the fall for election fraud in Ohio says attorney letter sent to attorney
36:30
general mukasey requesting protection for Mr Connell and his family from this
36:34
reported attempt to intimidate a witness after tip from credible source quote
36:40
Karl Rove has threatened a gap high-tech grew and his wife if he does not take
36:45
the fall for election fraud in Ohio according to a letter sent this morning
36:48
to Attorney General Michael Mukasey by Ohio election attorney cliff Arnott back
36:52
the email posted in full below details threats against my carnal of the
36:57
republican form new media communications which describes itself on its website as
37:01
a powerhouse in the field of Republican website development and internet
37:04
services and having played a strategic role in helping the GOP’s expand its
37:08
technological supremacy was described in a recent interview with the plaintiff’s
37:13
attorney in ohio is a high IQ forrest gump for his appearance at the scene of
37:17
every got crime from florida 2002 Ohio 2004 to the RNC email system to the
37:24
installation of the currently used congressional computer network firewall
37:27
on his former currently employed by the John Mackey
37:31
campaign as well as the aris currency and other Republicans in the so-called
37:34
faith-based organizations in a phone call this afternoon
37:39
could not publicly reveal specific details of the information that
37:42
triggered his concern about the threats to convey the message to the idea man
37:46
from Rove is said to have been sent via a go-between in Ohio the informational
37:51
and are now back to contact me Katie after he found the reports to be
37:55
credible and a troubling end quote
37:59
well that is a pretty amazing piece of this puzzle isn’t it before even died in
38:06
that plane crash there was an attorney who was working on this incredibly high
38:12
profile case who had a credible threat against the Colonels life and actually
38:17
wrote to the Attorney General asking for protection for this witness and he goes
38:23
and he’s deposed in November he’s yet to be called as a witness in the case and
38:27
he ends up dying in this plane crash and as noted in that article at the time of
38:32
that article on the back was not able to comment on the specifics of the threats
38:36
or give any details about it while he was able to give a bit more detail
38:40
shortly after Connells death in December of 2008 when Peter B Collins of the
38:45
Peter begat call-in show had him on for his December 22nd 2008 broadcast
38:51
coverage of the airplane crash that took the life of republicans computer guru
38:59
Mike Connell on Friday night in Akron Ohio
39:03
we’re talking with Brad Friedman from Brad blog.com and clip art vector
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attorney from Columbus who deposed Mike Connell that’s right he took a
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deposition that’s what that means on the day before our November 4th elections
39:16
just this past year and will get the attorney online shortly here I think he
39:21
made an appearance on the dots program tonight and so he will be checking back
39:25
with us as soon as he clears there Brad I wanted to just see if there’s anything
39:30
you want to add before we go to clipart back here
39:37
commenter or an email about 11 curious to know here is that a high-ranking have
39:47
my car and with the you know having orkut voices campaign campaign that the
39:53
email everything else that there have been known to my knowledge on the
40:00
passing of Mike Connell coming out of the white house or chrome rover anybody
40:04
else you know you would I even had a cable from the white house in this car
40:19
ok
40:20
absolutely nothing very interesting well I think that is an important point to
40:25
raise and as we follow this story will be very interesting to see if there is
40:30
acknowledgement from the white house on these issues and I just learned that
40:34
clip art deco beyond Rudolph’s tomorrow so we got that straightened out mister
40:38
I’m back welcome back to our program nice to talk with you again nice to be
40:42
with you peter and Brad Friedman is with us as well I know you to spoken because
40:46
the bread interview with you is up at Brad log dot com so what would you like
40:53
to wear where would you like to start we’ve discussed the incident we’ve
40:56
discussed the history of Mike Connell I’d like to ask you to comment on the
41:02
warnings that were issued to Mike Connell about his life that have been
41:07
attributed to Karl Rove and the unusual steps that you took
41:12
asking judges or at least one judge to protect my Connell from the threats that
41:17
have been made but there were 22 frets the first came the first came shortly
41:25
after the news conference we had to lie seven teams this year where we identify
41:32
Connell is a key witness against perot apologize for their feedback I’ll try to
41:38
fix that keep talking and and the tip of the tipster said that Rove was
41:44
threatening Connell and indicating that he would not be given and that his wife
41:54
Heather would be prosecuted if he implicated rover anyone else in this
42:03
that he was to take the fall and and then later on there were there were two
42:10
or three additional tips and then closer to the time of the actual deposition the
42:17
tipster indicated that drove that the tipster said panel is in danger and that
42:27
was born more ominous and it’s coming and they were originally talking about
42:32
the threat of prosecution of the wife and you know how these threats were
42:36
deliver our understanding from the tipsters that they were not delivered
42:41
directly from road through Connell but rather through Jeff at her back and who
42:48
is Jeff Beck is the president of SmartPak I see ok and did Mike Connell
42:57
take these threats seriously
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well the tipster
43:03
didn’t say anything about that because they were they were deemed to be
43:10
credible by the people who have knowledge of players and knowledge of
43:18
the situation
43:19
we took them as as serious threats and that’s why we communicated to the
43:26
Attorney General of the United States through the attorney general of the
43:30
state of Ohio and to the federal court in which we had a pending case where we
43:35
had the designated Connell as a witness and we basically said that a witness
43:40
that we’ve identified in this for purposes of this federal litigation is
43:47
being subjected to intimidation and we ask that everything be done to to
43:53
protect the witness in what was the response from first attorney general new
43:57
cases office and then the Ohio Attorney General where the Ohio Attorney General
44:02
agreed at that point to to lift the stay to lift the stay in the case that we
44:10
have pending in federal court and to specifically for the purpose of taking
44:17
the deposition of Michael Connell and and so that was their response was to
44:23
get bring him into the court system through the discovery process the you s
44:29
attorney general we did not have a response but I began to communicate with
44:35
the high official there who am I know personally and when i when i call his
44:43
office there was his secretary was very cordial going to be familiar enough that
44:51
she gave his direct telephone number and his email so I have been emailing and
44:56
information information keeping him informed about this and my thought was
45:01
that if probably road with no because we were reporting broadly that we were we
45:09
were advising the Justice Department inasmuch as Rovers been a target of the
45:15
Patrick Fitzgerald inquiry as special counsel him to the Wilson plane matter
45:22
and is now a target on the on the
45:26
aus attorneys and the politicization of the Justice Department I thought that by
45:33
by bringing keeping this in in the sights of the justice department that we
45:39
were protecting Connell from any harm
45:45
absolutely incredible information and I certainly hope that the listeners out
45:50
there will not think I’m stepping too far out on the limb to say that this is
45:53
definitely turning into a case that is worthy of some serious investigation we
45:58
have a very high profile person with potentially some very inside knowledge
46:02
about some very very legal shenanigans going on in the elections and he was
46:08
openly on the record having been threatened and legal protection that was
46:13
actually requested for him and his family he ends up dying in a plane crash
46:17
before he could become a witness in a very high profile case very very
46:22
interesting indeed so we have the characters involved and we have their
46:27
their relation to each other and what motivation there would have been new for
46:30
staging some sort of fiery plane crash which of course leads us coming back to
46:35
the question about the plane crash itself was there anything untoward about
46:39
that was there anything from the reports that have come out since that would
46:42
suggest there was any foul play involved
46:46
well for the basics of what took place or what is reported to have taken place
46:50
on that night in December 2008 we can turn to the final report of the NTSB
46:55
which filed its probable cause report on January 28 2010 in the case and it has a
47:02
narrative laid out exactly what happened in this case and it reads quote the
47:07
pilot obtained a weather briefing prior to the flight to akron-canton Regional
47:10
Airport Ohio from College Park Maryland during the briefing the pilot proposed
47:15
the route of flight to an altitude six thousand feet the briefer told the pilot
47:19
the freezing level at CAK at the time of briefing with about 3,000 to 4,000 feet
47:22
but that it may drop to the surface as the day progressed the pilot indicated
47:27
the beginning of the 20 minute briefing that he was aware of the hazardous
47:30
weather conditions and he expressed concern about them but he decided to
47:34
depart to CAK shortly after he received the briefing at the time of the accident
47:38
weather observations at CAK indicated broken clouds at 500 feet above ground
47:42
level and overcast skies at one hundred feet above ground level meteorological
47:47
analysis showed a high likelihood of encountering supercooled large droplet
47:51
icing in the area
47:53
general aviation pilots operating into and out of the CAK surrounding the time
47:57
of the accident
47:58
all reported icing conditions with most of the icing occurring between 3,000 to
48:02
3,500 feet the reports also indicated freezing rain three of the pilots
48:07
reported to rapid accumulation of between one and two inches of ice within
48:10
a 15 minute period prior to and after the accident one pilot reported that he
48:15
required to significant amount of engine power to maintain air speed and at a
48:19
hard landing due to ice accumulation on an airplane as the accident airplane
48:23
approach CAK the local air traffic controller issued the pilot of vector to
48:27
the instrument landing system localizer course about two miles from the runways
48:31
ILS outer marker the controller advise the pilot to maintain 3,200 feet until
48:36
established on the approach and the airplane was cleared for the approach
48:39
the pilot acknowledged and asked if there were any pilot reports of icing
48:43
below 6,000 feet in the area the controller responded that there was no
48:47
reports of icing at the time but as the pilot to advise if you encountered any
48:51
the pilot did not report icing conditions the pilot me to gradual left
48:56
turn to intercept the localizer and then leveled out near the approach course
48:59
heading to the left of the localizer course he began descending on the
49:03
approach and stabilize the airplane at an air speed of just over 100 nonce the
49:08
controller told the pilot that he was left of the approach course centerline
49:11
the pilot acknowledged and reported that he was correcting recorded radar track
49:16
information showed that the pilot did not correct to the right but continue to
49:20
fly of course the left of and almost parallel to the approach course
49:23
centerline the controller then told the pilot that he was well left of the
49:28
approach course the airplane briefly turned right toward the approach course
49:32
center line but seconds later the airplane rolled into about a 30 degree
49:35
left bank and began turning away from the approach for center line while at
49:40
2,800 feet the pilot requested clearance to perform non-standard 360 degree turn
49:45
while about two and a half miles northeast of the airport in order to
49:49
re-establish the airplane on the approach course
49:51
the pilot had commenced the turn before hearing back from the controller the
49:55
controller responded that he was unable to approve the pilot’s request the
49:59
controller then instructed the pilot decline in meeting three thousand feet
50:02
the airplanes left bank of gradually increased to about 40 degrees at that
50:07
time the controller asked the pilot for his present heading and the pilot
50:10
responded to north in climbing the airplane began to climb while remaining
50:14
at thirty to forty degrees left bank the controller instructed the pilot to climb
50:18
without delay pitch increased above 20 degrees with the airplane still in 30
50:23
degree left bank and with airspeed significantly decreasing shortly
50:27
thereafter the airplane entered a spiral dive as the pilot declared an emergency
50:31
the controller advise the pilot to maintain altitude the airport is two
50:36
miles west of you but the pilot did not respond in there was no further contact
50:40
with the airplane during these last radio transmissions the airplane was
50:44
contained in a continuous left turn with decreasing radius until it abruptly
50:48
dropped off the radar aground witness saw two bright lights coming along
50:53
nose-first towards the ground with the engine roaring the airplane impacted the
50:58
ground in a nose down and left wing low-altitude post-accident examination
51:03
of the airplane revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal
51:06
operation and NTSB sound spectrum study of digital audio recording of ATC
51:11
communications indicated normal engine operation etcetera etcetera
51:18
eventually what the NTSB concludes contributed to the accident where the
51:23
pilot’s decision to conduct flight into known icing conditions ice accumulation
51:27
that reduced the airplanes aerodynamic performance and the pilot’s failure to
51:31
initially intercept and establish the airplane on the proper approach course
51:34
so where does that leave us well I if you’re like me none of that will make a
51:41
lot of sense to you because I have never flown and will have flown a plane
51:44
briefly for a few seconds but that’s another story
51:47
I’m not really experience to the pilot or know much about piloting a paper so
51:51
I’m not really sure what to make of that
51:54
talk about the degrees banking away from the center line and the icing on the
51:59
wings etc so I will leave that to you to explore more fully by taking a look at
52:03
the NTSB report for yourself I will also throw a link into a very interesting
52:08
thread on Democratic Underground dot com where commentators who at least claim to
52:13
be far more knowledgeable than myself talk about the implications of some of
52:17
the parts of this report and some of the icing and other things that the NTSB is
52:22
attempting to blame this crash on so a lot of interesting information to take a
52:27
look at and I don’t presume to have the answers on that one so I will let you do
52:31
that on your own time but I would like to point you to a very interesting
52:35
article called the mysterious death of bush’s cyber guru Michael Connell which
52:40
actually appeared in Maxim magazine of all places like in 2010 and it was
52:45
penned by Simon were all in all just read I think a very interesting part
52:49
along the lines of what caused the crash of this flight from the end of that
52:54
article it says quote clouding matters further is the persistent specter of
52:59
paranoid conspiracy that has enveloped the case from the beginning in September
53:03
2009 an anonymous letter was sent to the FBI in Ohio and five other addresses
53:08
including Heather Connell enclosed is a document that is not meant to exist
53:13
begins the anonymous writer included is what purports to be an after action
53:18
report by a black ops agent on names have been redacted but the report
53:23
provides a detailed log of actions taken to install an AMD microprocessor in the
53:29
engine of Connell’s plane at College Park airfield in Dec
53:33
the night before he made his fatal last flight
53:37
himself is not mentioned by name just the registration number of his plane in
53:41
P 299 and which the agent confirms he has been sent to neutralize the letter
53:47
accompanying the report is headed Michael Connell homicide it ends with
53:51
the words Connell was not NST national security threat while skeptics may be
53:57
tempted to dismiss these documents as the ingenious work of the Hawks are
54:00
intent on pouring gasoline on the bonfire of conspiracy theories already
54:03
surrounding Connell a number of experts from the intelligence community
54:07
have seen the document believe it to be genuine in early November the NTSB
54:13
finally released its factual report into Connells crash the report concludes that
54:17
tests carried out on the plane’s engine light control and autopilot systems
54:20
revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation
54:24
a spokeswoman for the NTSB confirmed that the organization had received a
54:28
copy of the anonymous letter but would not say whether its claims were being
54:31
looked into
54:33
we’re investigating the accident she says not any possible criminal activity
54:36
she adds that the NTSB forwarded the letter to at the FBI in Cleveland when
54:42
asked to confirm this Scott Wilson at the FBI’s Cleveland bureau says the only
54:47
thing I can say is I can’t say anything ultimately only a full criminal
54:52
investigation can determine the truth about Ohio for in the death of Michael
54:55
Connell robert kennedy junior who sought Connells called cooperation during an
54:59
investigation into the election believes the current administration should pursue
55:03
the matter I think this is more serious than watergate he says
55:07
watergate was essentially about winning the battle for public opinion that’s why
55:11
the break-in took place together strategic information about democratic
55:14
strategy endured but the electoral process remained intact the Ohio vote
55:19
undermines the very foundation stone of american democracy there should be an
55:24
official investigation otherwise this becomes a blueprint for how to steal an
55:29
election from Here to Eternity that may not be enough for Connells window when I
55:35
first put her on the phone
55:36
Heather Conner was adamant that her husband’s plane crash had been an
55:39
accident
55:39
gone too well but she’s no longer so sure this is a messed up case of whether
55:44
Karl Rove threatened by a husband or not she says I asked her directly if she now
55:49
believes her husband could have been murdered she takes a deep drag her
55:53
cigarette and choking back tears says I don’t know I don’t know any quote we’re
56:02
friends this is a very very very very deep case that goes into some of the
56:06
highest quarters of the previous administration the puppet administration
56:10
that was put into place by all accounts seem to point to complete and total
56:16
voter fraud
56:18
and how can we be sure of the results of any election from Here to Eternity as
56:23
rfk says at the end of that article if we cannot be sure of what happened for
56:27
example in Ohio 2004 and if they can stage a plane crash to get away with
56:32
murder
56:33
to cover up what they did then what are they not capable of doing and so I leave
56:38
this podcast here as always in your hands
56:41
armed with the links and information that I provided in the documentation
56:44
section for this episode so that you can go out
56:47
examine the source documents examined what has been said about this case and
56:50
come to your own conclusions but might I as a Canadian citizen living here in
56:55
Japan be so bold as to suggest for the Americans in the crowd that during this
56:59
election cycle perhaps stories like these should be given more attention and
57:05
on that note we’ll leave it here for today I’m who’s James Corbett thinking
57:09
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