Tuesday, February 19, 2013

#1406 Marine Links Ian Cameron’s Father of Front-Running Internet to BBC Packet-Switched Brighton Bomb

Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the late Ian Cameron’s deployment of the ‘Father of the Internet’ Donald Davies in front-running Libor frauds, to an alleged attempt to kill Mrs. Thatcher in her Brighton hotel with a packet-switched bomb, remotely detonated by a BBC Crimewatch crew at 2:54 a.m. on 12 October, 1984.

McConnell claims Cameron arranged for Crimewatch co-presenter Jill Dando to be killed in 1999 when she threatened to expose the BBC’s use of remotely-detonated packet-switching bombs to give Cameron's clients front-running opportunities to make money as financial markets reacted to news of attacks.

Prequel 1:
#1405 Marine Links Ian Cameron to Front-Running Serco Clock and BBC Packet-Switched Brighton Bomb

Prequel 2:
#1400 Marine Links Desmarais Serco, JonBenét NIST to Cheney’s Front Running U.S. Naval Observatory Clock


 BBC Crimewatch co-presenters Nick Ross and the subsequently murdered Jill Dando. [BBC] Margaret Thatcher - Brighton Bombing

“Ross's shock resignation comes only three months after veteran newsreader Moira Stuart was stopped from presenting bulletins amid claims of ageism. The Daily Mail has learned that the anchor man, a fixture of Crimewatch since it began in 1984, had also been in a growing dispute with bosses over 'dumbing down' and the glamorisation of crime. Ross, whose 'don't have nightmares' catchphrase made him a household name, said last night that he had been startled to hear rumours of a 'major review' of the programme three weeks ago. At a subsequent meeting, BBC1 controller Peter Fincham raised the issue of the audience's 'ageing profile'. Ross, whose co-presenter Jill Dando was murdered in 1999, said: "The fact I hadn't even been part of the decision to have this review meant I was clearly on the outside of the programme I'd always been on the inside of.””

“In 1966, Davies returned to the NPL to become Superintendent of its computing activity, which had lost its way during the previous decade. Renamed the Division of Computer Science, Davies reinvigorated computer research and gave it a more practical focus. It was in this context that the work on data communications and packet switching was done. Davies had become interested in data communications following a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965, where he had seen one of the first time-sharing computer systems in which a single mainframe computer was shared among many interactive users. Davies recognized that a major problem with the remote use of time- sharing systems was the “bursty” nature of the data communications traffic. A user sitting at a terminal occupied an entire telephone line, but spent most of the time thinking, so that the phone line was only about two percent utilised. This made access to time-sharing computers via long-distance telephone lines prohibitively expensive. His concept was to apply the principle of time-sharing to the data communications line as well as the computer. The result was a technique he called packet switching, by which a single line was shared between many users who sent their data in individual packets. A small, experimental network was established at the NPL in 1970, and a great deal of theoretical work on network simulation and congestion was undertaken in the 1970s.

Davies had an ambitious plan for a network of packet-switching centres that would create a national infrastructure for computer communications. However, it was a decade before the lethargic, pre-privatisation Post Office telecommunications division created even an experimental packet-switching service. In the United States, things moved much faster. In the Department of Defense′s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), Larry Roberts was struggling with the same problem as Davies. As soon as he heard of packet switching, he built it into his experimental computer network. This network, the Arpanet, was the prototype for the Internet. In 1979 Davies stepped down as Superintendent, to return to research on his favourite topic of data communications. By now, computer communications had become an everyday reality. In financial institutions, in particular, a whole new set of problems of data security and encryption had surfaced in which Davies immersed himself. He wrote a major book on computer network security. After his retirement in 1984, at the age of 60, he became a leading consultant on data security to banks [allegedly deployed by Ian Cameron and Nicholas Clegg to develop spot-fixing and conceal front-running opportunities with the NPL/Serco cesium clock for BBA Libor insiders].”

“Nick Ross (born 7 August 1947, Hampstead, London) is a English radio and television presenter across a wide range of factual programmes who "has enjoyed one of the most distinguished careers in British broadcasting".[1] During the 1980s and 90s he was one of the most ubiquitous of British broadcasters but is best known for his long-running co-hosting of the BBC TV show Crimewatch[2] which he left on 2 July 2007 after 23 years.[3] He has subsequently filmed a major series for BBC One and has made documentaries for Radio 4. He is chairman, president, trustee or patron of a large number of charities (see Away from broadcasting, below).


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Early life

Brought up in Surrey, Ross went to Wallington County Grammar School and then read psychology at Queen's University Belfast. He graduated with a BA (Hons), later became a Doctor of the University (honoris causa) and he was deputy president of the Student Union and a leader of the student civil rights movement in 1968 and 1969. He started in journalism by reporting on the violence in Belfast for BBC Northern Ireland.

Career

Nick Ross began broadcasting in Northern Ireland while still a student and reported on the violence as the Troubles started. He returned to London and presented British radio programmes such as the BBC's World at OnePM and The World Tonight, and moved to TV in 1979 as a reporter for Man Alive on BBC2. He made several documentaries in a brief stint as a producer. The Biggest Epidemic of Our Times was a powerful polemic on road accidents which was made for Man Alive but transferred to BBC1 and was repeated for many years, and is often cited as one of the most influential TV shows of the period. According to at least one author, by reframing the whole concept of road safety Ross's campaigning transformed public attitudes and public policy to such an extent that, "in significant consequence British mortality rates of people under 50 are among the lowest in the world.[4]" Ross also produced and directed two programmes on drug addiction, The Fix and The Cure, most famous for following an addict called Gina. He presented a law series Out of Court, from which Crimewatch developed (based on a German prototype) in 1984.

Crimewatch made him a household name in the UK and his regular sign-off, "Don't have nightmares, do sleep well", became a well-known catch-phrase. Around the same time his celebrity status was enhanced when he presented Britain's first daily breakfast TV programme, Breakfast Time on BBC1, with Frank Bough and Selina Scott, as well as launching Watchdog as a prime time stand-alone consumer series. He was poached to start a new early evening news programme Sixty Minutes, which proved an unwieldy format but was the BBC's first attempt to unite its news division with current affairs programmers.

He has frequently appeared on other shows, including Have I Got News for You, and on 1 April 1985 Ross made a guest appearance on the final episode of Are You Being Served?.[5]
In 1989 he was asked to present BBC Radio 4's Tuesday morning phone-in, the name of which was changed from Tuesday Call to Call Nick Ross. He is regarded as having transformed the genre by attracting politicians and others at the centre of news events as well as ordinary listeners so that the programme put callers directly in touch with the people who mattered. He resigned in 1997 for reasons that have never been made clear, but not before picking up an award as best radio presenter of the year. During the 1991 Gulf War he was a volunteer presenter on the BBC Radio 4 News FM service.[6]

He was attracted by Channel 4 for a time to present A Week in Politics, and then moved to cover the BBC's live broadcasts of parliament in Westminster with Nick Ross. (At one stage in the 1990s he was often doing three mainstream live programmes a day such as Call Nick Ross, Westminster with Nick Ross and Crimewatch.) As one of the star BBC presenters he was used widely in a variety of formats including chat shows, travel programmes and debates, but he was most at home in live studios, often orchestrating large-scale debates. In 2000 he presented a general knowledge quiz called The Syndicate, aired on BBC 1 which pitted two teams across three rounds on general knowledge.[7] but the show's format could not compete with The Weakest Link.

His co-presenter, Jill Dando, was murdered in 1999 and Nick Ross started a campaign to commemorate her, culminating in the establishment of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London (see Away from broadcasting, below).

In late 2007, Ross left Crimewatch, soon followed by his co-presenter Fiona Bruce. The replacement presenter, Kirsty Young, was about 20 years younger than Nick and the BBC were accused of ageism over these changes.[8][9] His 23 years as the main Crimewatch anchor marks him as one of the longest-serving presenters of a continuous series in TV history.

He spent a year creating a major BBC One series The Truth About Crime[10] which aired in mid-2009 and explained the fall in crime rates and how offending can be reduced further. The show was described by The Times as an "outstanding... sane, insightful and compellingly argued documentary series."[11]

He has since been making other TV shows, such as Secrets of the Crime Museum and science programmes for BBC Radio 4 including an acclaimed re-examination of the Chernobyl disaster "Fallout: the Legacy of Chernobyl".[12] His written journalism has included a re-examination of the Air France Flight 447 air crash that provoked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.[13][14]
[edit]Away from broadcasting

Out of the limelight Ross has an unusually wide range of philanthropic involvements centred on medical ethics as well as promoting science and evidence-led health-care. He has also played a leading role in social action campaigns, most notably crime prevention, road safety and fire safety.[citation needed]

Ross coined the term Crime Science to promote a practical, multidisciplinary and outcome-focused approach to crime reduction (as distinct from what he claimed was often theory-driven criminology). The Jill Dando Institute which he inspired has grown to have a substantial role in University College London, spawning a new Department of Security and Crime Science[15] and other offshoots including a Forensic Science unit and a secure data lab. Ross is Chairman of the Board of the Institute, a Visiting Professor, and an Honorary Fellow of UCL, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminologists. His crime science concept has since been adopted in universities elsewhere notably in New York, Cincinnati and Texas, with formal crime science courses at Loughborough in the UK and at Twente University in the Netherlands. The British Ministry of Defence DSTL has a fast-growing crime science unit and there have been plans to create a crime science department at the University of Manchester.

Ross has served on several government committees (including the Committee on the Ethics of Gene Therapy, the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, the NHS National Plan Task Force, the National Crime Prevention Board and the Crime Prevention Agency Board). He was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics 1999-2005 and a member of the Council's Working Party on Ethics of research involving animals[16] (2003-2005).

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Medicine, he has been a member of the Committee on Public Understanding of Science, chairman of the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books (twice), Guest Director of the Cheltenham Science Festival, chairman of the National Road Safety Committee of ROSPA and is an affiliate of the James Lind Alliance. He is Chairman of the Wales Cancer Bank Advisory Board,[17] president of several charities including HealthWatch, and a Trustee of Crimestoppers, of Sense About Science and of the UK Stem Cell Foundation.[18] He was a member of the Ethics Standards Advisory Panel for onCore (the UK tissue bank), and an adviser to Crime Concern and Victim Support. He served two terms as an Ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 2004-11.

He is President of the Kensington Society[19] and of the London Road Safety Council,[20] a patron of Prisoners Abroad (a registered charity which supports Britons detained overseas), and a range of other charities including Animal Care Trust, British Wireless for the Blind Fund, Heartbeat, Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill, Kidney Research Aid Fund, Myasthenia Gravis Association, National Depression Campaign, Missing, NICHS, Raynauld's & Scleroderma Association, Resources for Autism, SaneLine, Simon Community Northern Ireland, and Young at Heart.
In 2003 he was tipped by The Sun newspaper as a candidate for Mayor of London, and his name was mentioned again for the 2008 election,[21] and though he declined to put his name forward for nomination[22] he wrote a manifesto for London's evening paper[23] and chaired one of the key public debates.

In 2011 he was tipped as a possible Police and crime commissioner for London.[24]
In 2012 it was reported that he had sold his home in Notting HillWest London "for almost 40 times the price he paid for it" in 1993, setting "an unenviable - and perhaps unbeatable - record".[25] The buyer of the house, to which Ross had added an underground swimmingpool, was Khalid Saïd, son of businessman Wafic Saïd.[26]

Ross is considered to be in the top rank of chairmen and moderators for corporate and government meetings. His wife Sarah Caplin, founder of ChildLine, was Deputy Secretary of the BBC and also a senior executive with ITV, the British commercial television broadcaster. The couple have three sons: Adam, Sam and Jack.”

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