McConnell claims Serco director Maureen Baginski equipped the White House with crime-scene tracking devices used by Sherlock pedophiles to entrap witnesses, remove evidence and extort victims and conceal the MI-3 Innholders’ role in international child-sex trafficking.
McConnell notes that his sister Kristine ‘Con Air’ Marcy – co-custodian with Eric Holder of the U.S. Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund since 1984 – recently extorted a $13 billion payment from JP Morgan and he alleges that she relayed a message via the COW’s White House travel office which warned Gabriel Magee that his name had been placed in the MI-3 Sherlock Holmes pedophile list at Canary Wharf leaving the late vice president of JP Morgan's banking technology arm little choice but to kill himself.
McConnell invites key word Googlers to read excerpts below and ask why “The List of Sherlock Innholders – The Wrist That Didn’t Bleed” book has a new title at http://www.abeldanger.net/
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IT Executive plunges to his death from JP Morgan's London headquarters in Canary Wharf
Record fine of $13 billion for JP Morgan - Business Daily
White House COW travel office allegedly used child hookers to entrap secret service agents in Cartagena
“JP Morgan IT executive plunges to death at bank's London HQ
BY COSTAS PITAS AND LAURA NOONAN
LONDON Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:37pm GMT
(Reuters) - A JP Morgan tech executive fell to his death from the U.S. bank's 33-storey tower in London's Canary Wharf financial districtin what British police said was a "non-suspicious" incident.
Police were called to the glass skyscraper at, where a 39-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after hitting a lower 9th-floor roof. Witnesses said the body remained on the roof for several hours.
London police said no arrests had been made and the incident was being treated as non-suspicious at this early stage.
A source familiar with the matter confirmed the deceased was Gabriel Magee, a vice president with the JP Morgan's corporate and investment bank technology arm, who had been an employee since 2004.
"We are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JP Morgan family at 25 Bank Street today," JP Morgan said in a statement. "Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and his friends."
Workers in Canary Wharf, whose Manhattan-style skyscrapers form part of one of the world's major financial centres, took to Twitter to express their shock at the death.
"The 9th floor roof of JP Morgan is visible from my office window," tweeted Hetal V Patel. "For a long time the body was left cordoned and unattended. Weird. #Wharf."
The JP Morgan building has been the headquarters of the bank's Europe, Middle East and Africa operation since July 2012. It was previously occupied by Lehman Brothers, whose staff left with their belongings in cardboard boxes after the investment bank filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008.
Home to Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, State Street and Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, lies to the east of the City of London.
Though the details of Tuesday's incident are still unclear, occasional suicides by people working in London's big banks have provoked criticism of the demands placed on some financial services workers.
A Bank of America exchange manager jumped in front of a train and another man jumped from a seventh-floor restaurant, both in 2012. A German-born intern at Bank of America died of epilepsy last year in London.
(Additional reporting by Clare Hutchison. Editing by Guy Faulconbridge, Larry King and Jane Merriman)”
“Marilyn Carlson Nelson's fight to end sex trafficking
Updated: November 24, 2013 - 5:07 PM
Among the most compelling presentations at the recent World Affairs Councils of America conference in Washington, D.C., was from Marilyn Carlson Nelson, the former chair and CEO of Carlson Companies
The Minnetonka-based firm was the first North American travel company to sign the industry’s international Code of Conduct to end child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. The travel industry has a vital role in combating this scourge, Nelson said in an interview before her prepared remarks.
Speaking of the course she co-teaches at the University of Minnesota, she said, “One of the things we talk about is that there is this growing commitment of business to partner with the public sector and nongovernmental organizations on one of the largest problems the world faces.” The best result, she said, “is when the corporate skill set is most closely aligned with the problem. In our case we train thousands of people around the world, and adding this training was consistent.”
It’s also consistent with Nelson’s noted civic engagement. Her work in the community was recognized at the conference and by the Obama administration, which in April made Carlson the first company to win the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
After her address, Nelson sat on a panel with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Ending trafficking “cuts across partisan lines. It’s international, and it’s a problem right here,” Portman said.
“You see the suffering,” said Blumenthal. “And yet also you see the potential for transformative change. If we can save people, rescue them, protect them and prosecute wrongdoers, this issue can be effectively addressed. But it will take awareness and action at every level.”
Awareness should spur action, Nelson said. “Sometimes in life, if you don’t know about something, you don’t feel uncomfortable not taking a stand on it. But once you know it, then you have to look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘Do I have the courage to step out on this?’ ”
Marilyn Carlson Nelson did just that.”
“JP Morgan’s $13 Billion Settlement Explained [WFLT Radio]
JP Morgan Settlement
JP Morgan agreed to pay the Department of Justice $13 billion. In an WFLT, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., radio interview Lawyers.com Editor-
in-Chief Larry Bodine explains why the banking giant settled its case. He also discusses a recent Florida case, where two girls were charged with aggravated stalking for cyber bullying a 12-year-old girl into suicide.
The 2008 economic crash and following recession resulted from reckless bank activities. The wrongdoing included mortgage fraud against home buyers, investor fraud with mortgage-backed securities, and defrauding the government which bought the mortgage bonds.
The justice department was under intense criticism for failing to pursue the banks and executives responsible for the crash. The settlement aims to hold the bank responsible and make payments for people’s financial losses. The banks’ reckless conduct included issuing vast numbers of home mortgages, not wanting anyone to carefully examine the paperwork, then bundling these bad investments into securities and selling those securities to the public and investors. In this process, banks such as JP Morgan made billions of dollars.
As the largest fraud settlement of that the justice department has ever received, this could be a template for holding Wall Street responsible. This, along with criminal indictments of those who wrongly profited from this activity, will help restore investors’ confidence in Wall Street and the marketplace.
Bullying Leads to 12-year-old’s Suicide
Larry also analyzes the legal aspect of the tragic death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who was cyber bullied to suicide in Lakeland, Fla. Police charged two girls, 12 and 14, with aggravated stalking. They hounded her on social media through online message boards and texts.
On USA Todayreported that on the day before she texted a boy that she could not take the harassment any longer and would jump off the factory tower., Rebecca ended her life by jumping off the third floor of a cement plant.
If the facts were a little different and the parents of Rebecca’s tormenters were more involved then they could be held criminally liable. Megan Meier, a 13-year-old, in Dardenne Prairie, Mo., hanged herself after the mother of one of Megan’s former friends harassed Megan online, pretending to be a teenaged boy. The mother, Lori Drew, was put on trial.
In this case, the two perpetrators were put in the juvenile system. Larry reminds listeners that the best thing parents can do is to talk to their kids and find out if someone is bullying them. Calling the school or the parents of the bullies can help protect the targets of cyber harassment. Once the parents are involved, they can be held responsible depending upon their conduct, in not only criminal but also civil cases. They can be liable for defamation, libel and slander.
As a final reminder, parents should encourage their children to speak up, when online peer pressure becomes troubling.”
DISTURBING TRUTH BEHIND OBAMA'S TRAVEL MADNESS [Allegedly coordinated through the White House’s Carlson Obama Wagonlit (COW) travel office]
Spending totals hundreds of millions
Published: 11/28/2013 at
Supporters of Barack Obama tout his dedication to the responsibilities of the presidency by noting that he had taken 96 days of vacation at the point in his term that President George W. Bush had taken a reported 335.
But they admit that 51 of Bush’s trips were to his Texas ranch, while records show that Obama’s destinations have ranged from exotic European and African locales to pricey digs to Hawaii, where he’s sometimes traveled separately from his family, effectively doubling transportation costs for taxpayers.
The records released are partial, meaning no firm travel-expense total can be assembled. But individual cases are revealing.
For example, the Washington Post in June revealed the Obama family’s African vacation was slated to cost between $60 million-$100 million, according to a “confidential internal planning document.”
Part of the expense the purchase of nearly 4,000 “room-nights” for one stop in Johannesburg and close to $2 million for car rentals.
The cost of trips that are purely personal, such as daughter Malia Obama’s 2012 spring break trip to Mexico that took $115,500 from the U.S. Treasury, are not always fully disclosed.
And the Obama family has made many trips that are a hybrid of personal and business.
While it seems that members of the media are not generally asking pertinent questions about such travel and expenses, the administration also has provided information on an inconsistent basis.
In some cases, federal entities such as the State Department, which arranges the logistics of executive branch travel, have thwarted efforts to discover more about the government’s accomodations, transportation and related expenses.
Indeed, WND has been waiting more than a year and a half for the State Department to reveal details of a mysterious stay at the super-luxurious Hotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt, Germany.
Although State on Nov. 17, 2011, had uploaded to the FedBizOpps database a contract awarded to the hotel for $52,000, it released no details explaining the contract. State acknowledged receiving the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, request, but otherwise has remained silent on the matter.
It remains unclear who may have stayed at the luxury hotel, as the award date is not necessarily indicative of when the government actually used the facility.
Vice President Joseph Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, traveled to Frankfurt just months prior to the notice. However, there is no record of where they stayed as they cheered for Team USA during the Women’s World Cup Final.
The media lack of interest in pertinent details of administration travel is startling.
“Is the president reading any books on his vacation?” one unidentified reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney aboard Air Force One as Obama headed to the exclusive Martha’s Vineyard resort scene last summer.
“I expect he will, and I will see what I can find out,” Carney said in response to the softball question. “Most of the many hours I spent with him in the last couple of weeks, when he’s been reading, he’s been reading briefing materials.”
While it often takes FOIA requests and lawsuits to obtain information about the vacations of POTUS (president of the United States), FLOTUS (first lady) and VPOTUS (vice president), CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer earlier this year tooted its own horn for purportedly finding a seemingly once-in-a-lifetime document about such trips.
CNN bragged about its supposed findings in the broadcast version of the report. In contrast, the online text version deferred, erroneously, to the Weekly Standard for breaking the story – even though U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (with which this writer is affiliated) reported on the Biden trip, nearly a month ahead of either media outlet.
In that report, it was revealed
Blitzer and CNN White House Correspondent Brianna Keilar on bantered back and forth about their “amazing, amazing discovery.”
Blitzer went so far as to claim he had never seen such information in the seven years he had covered the White House.
Keilar added that she personally conducted a search of the FedBizOpps contractor database. Data on the publicly accessible source was limited to Biden accommodations specific to the Parisian trip and a corresponding stop in London, she claimed.
“We’re getting an extremely, extremely rare glimpse at how much it costs when Vice President Joe Biden goes traveling,” Blitzer proclaimed in the broadcast. “Brianna, we’ve covered a lot of presidential and vice presidential trips, but this is pretty amazing.”
“It kind of makes you wonder if this information was put out accidentally,” Keilar later said. “I did a search myself of the past 365 days where obviously the president and vice president have gone on other foreign trips and I could find no contracts in addition for any of those visits.”
An immediate follow-up search by this writer – followed up by a more recent search by WND – revealed that Keilar either did not actually look or, at the very least, did not look closely at the records.
Also readily available were hotel and transportation records of the Obama and Biden trip to Colombia that year – the scandal-plagued journey to South America in which Secret Service agents were caught patronizing prostitutes while guarding the president.
The trip called for the rental of 1,046 hotel rooms at 13 separate establishments in and around Cartegena, Colombia, where the sixth annual Summit of the Americas took place.
While the overall cost to taxpayers is unknown, the rooms and cars alone cost nearly $1 million.
A simple keyword search using terms such a “POTUS,” “VPOTUS” and “presidential” quickly turn up the records, which separately include the cost of hotels and limos as well as a “justification for other than full and open competition” document governing State’s selection of vendors.
Conservative media generally have acknowledged that Bush took more vacation days than Obama but argue that he often did so at his own expense and at personal or family owned locations, where at times he hosted world leaders.
Left-leaning media have retorted that – despite taking 51 of those trips to his Texas ranch – Bush had vacationed for a total of 335 days, contrasted to Obama’s 96 days at a similar point in his second term.
The Washingtonian earlier this year conducted a profile on Mark Knoller, CBS News correspondent and “unofficial White House statistician,” to find out more about presidential facts in general.
It attempted to glean critical statistics from Knoller by posing questions, for instance, about Obama’s dog, Bo, including how many times the pet had been aboard the president’s helicopter, Marine One.
According to the article, Knoller admitted that despite the voluminous tidbits of data that he has amassed, he had no knowledge of Bo’s flight information.
Despite its discovery, the Post at times appeared apologetic, claiming that “the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past,” and that, in advance of the trip, “the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances.”
WND separately located numerous procurement documents detailing some expenses for the Obamas’ African travel and accommodations. Though the administration in late September and early October posted records for the Obama’s stay in South Africa, it did not disclose records for their stay in Senegal and Tanzania.
It cost an estimated $550,000 to house a “Senior High Level USG [U.S. government] Principal” at the Radisson Blu Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa,” whom the document did not explicitly identify – despite the FedBizOpps page referring to the procurement as “POTUS Accommodation.”
The no-bid justification called for “2,200 lodging room nights” for this unnamed official for “June 12, 2013-July 11, 2013.”
Separately, it cost another $500,000 for “1,700 lodging room nights” during the same period at the Table Bay Hotel overlooking Cape Town Harbor.
Despite the documents’ secretive nature, even the White House made no secret about the POTUS/FLOTUS hybrid vacation and official business visit to Africa during that period, as Michelle Obama kept an online journal about their journey across the continent.
The U.S. Department of State made arrangements with multiple transportation vendors for the South African presidential visit that totaled close to $2 million.
A separate $503,846 contract was awarded to Europcar for SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, buses, box trucks and “large capacity vehicles.”
Judicial Watch has been building a dossier on Obama family vacations, obtaining documents that otherwise had been publicly released and also suing the government when it withholds information.
The organization has chronicled the cost of Obama family trips, particularly those of first lady Michelle Obama and her children unrelated to official White House business.
Her 2010 trip to Spain cost taxpayers $487,585, the group discovered.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said at the time, “The American people can ill afford to keep sending the first family on vacations around the globe. There needs to be greater sensitivity to the costs borne by taxpayers for these personal trips.
“It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half-a-million dollars.”
Judicial Watch also has filed FOIA requests for, among others records, information about President Obama’s trip to Palm Springs, Fla., and “the simultaneous vacations of Michelle Obama and Joseph Biden in Aspen, Colorado.”
Although other publicly accessible records do not necessarily address presidential vacation-specific trips, they do indeed shed light on the cost of such standard globe-trotting in general.
Despite some gaps in the Obama trip record, a comprehensives search of FedBizOpps produces multiple records on the current administration’s travels.
On the other hand, it produces zero records for the George W. Bush administration, despite the database’s voluminous provision of federal procurement information extending back to the William Jefferson Clinton administration.
The following list offers a chronological record of what is publicly and readily available about the cost of Obama and Biden trips on primarily official business.
Obama’s 2009 trip to Germany included an estimated cost of $272,976 for rooms at Hotel Leonardo Weimar.
It took an additional $533,585 on that same journey for presidential accommodations – rooms, office space and parking spaces – at the Hotel Tascshenbergpalais Kampinski in Dresden.
One travel blogger describes the German luxury facility as a “Distinguished and elegantly restored 214-room hotel housed in the resurrected ruins of an 18th-century royal baroque palace, in the heart of a historic district adjacent to the famous Semperoper and Zwinger palace complex.”
It separately cost about the same amount for additional rooms at the Dresden’s Steigerberger Hotel de Saxe.
Obama, during his re-election campaign several years later, praised his union supporters in Ohio while on the re-election campaign trail because, he said, “It is unions like yours that helped to forge the basic bargain of this country – the bargain that built the greatest middle class and the most prosperous country and the most prosperous economy that the world has ever known.”
Part of that union bargain includes the ability of workers to save enough money to retire and take “maybe a vacation once in a while – nothing fancy, but you can enjoy your friends and your family.” Presumably that bargain does not include vacations in European palaces.
Due to “unusual and compelling circumstances,” the State Department awarded an approximately $3 million no-bid contract to secure rooms at Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel and the Hilton Pittsburgh Hotel “to meet housing and security requirements for POTUS staff and DoS [Department of State] senior-level support staff” for Obama’s visit to the G20 Summit.
The contract arranged housing for about “1,000 officials and support staff from September 1, 2009 through September 26, 2009″ needing close access to the David Lawrence Convention Center, where the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, or G20, event was held.
Obama’s trip to France to commemorate the Normandy D-Day invasion cost $870,868 for single rooms, suites and control rooms at the Hotel Westin in Paris between May 25 and June 8, 2009.
It cost another $343,643 for additional rooms at the Mercure Omaha Beach and four other hotels in the region from.
Yet another $166,824 helped house 80 Secret Service agents at the five-star Hotel du Louvre during the Normandy event.
The president in 2010 traveled to Prague to sign a nuclear arms-reduction treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
The trip led to an $811,000 bill at the Hotel Hilton Prague for 1,533 single-room, single-occupancy room nights, 13 single-room, double-occupancy room nights, 64 suite room nights, 248 single offices, 12 suite offices, one “special use of an elevator, 100 late check-out fees [and] 126 room-emptying fees.”
Related accommodations at the Hotel Marriott B.H. Centrum in the Czech Republic fetched an estimated $163,000 for 287 single room nights and various conference rooms, electronic devices and late check-out fees.
Driving first lady Michelle Obama and other VIPs around Denmark to lobby – unsuccessfully – the International Olympics Committee to choose Chicago as the site of the 2016 Olympics was a boon for Copenhagen Limousine Services in 2009, which received an estimated $212,449 payment for its services.
The U.S. Department of State, however, did not release those records until 2010.
Judicial Watch separately uncovered an additional $467,175 in expenses related to the arrival of the president and his entourage. The group included Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago political hack who needed an “ethics waiver” to serve as Obama’s “Olympics czar” on behalf of Chicago, the group said. The president arrived in the Denmark capital toward the end of that campaign.
In December 2009, the president visited Copenhagen to attend Climate Change Conference: vehicle and driver rental services via Viking ($405,679), Copenha
gen Limousine Service ($510,204) and Edelskvo Bus ($306,192).
The president and his staff also rented 90 rooms at Scandic Palace, Scandic Copenhagen and Scandic Front hotels ($1 million) and another 70 rooms at Scandic Syhavn ($195,183).
Additional records include:
The Warsaw, Poland, rental of 2,114 lodging room/nights cost $454,000 for an Obama stay May 27 and May 28, 2011, at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel as part of his multi-state trip to visit the leaders and citizens of England, France, Ireland and Poland.
Obama presented himself to the British people as “the grandson of a Kenyan who served as a cook in the British army,” while in Ireland he “drank a beer with the residents of Moneygall, birthplace of his maternal great-great-great-grandfather,
” the Washington Post reported.
Oct. 28, 2010 – Nov. 11, 2010: Presidential visit to New Delhi, India, required 134 rooms and conference facilities at Taj Palace Hotel, cost: $203,853.
November 2010: Presidential stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, requiring 450 sleeping rooms, offices and one-day ballroom rental, cost: $700,000.
August 2011: VPOTUS trip to China, Japan and Mongolia. Records available only for 1,601 room nights and conference rooms at Hotel Okura Tokyo, cost: $477,301.
May 26-27, 2011: G8 conference, Deuville, France, 3,498 hotel accommodations for POTUS at 10 different hotels, cost: $2 million. Estimated transportation package with Biribin Limousines: $992,400-$2,857,
Dec. 2-3, 2011: VPOTUS trip to Istanbul, Turkey, $475,000 for 218 rooms.
Feb. 21, 2012-March 8, 2012: VPOTUS trip to Mexico City, requiring 919 hotel room nights at Inmobiliaria Nacional Mexicana (Four Seasons Hotel), cost: $348,936.
March 13, 2012 to March 28, 2012: POTUS hotel room rental at Grand Hyatt Hotel for Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea. Designated a “sensitive/secure package” and locked. Cost undisclosed.
June 2012 (specific rental dates not provided): POTUS attendance at G20 Summit, Los Cabos, Mexico. Estimated hotel room cost (through travel agency Turismo y Convenciones): $1,889,388-$2,
078,327. Vehicle rentals (via Operadora Transtur): $630,760-$693,836.
November 2012 (specific rental dates not provided): Obama visit to Phnomn Penh, Cambodia. Raffles Hotel Royale; 895 room nights and several conference rooms. Cost: $400,000. Another 1,010 room nights at Sunway Hotel for an additional $400,000.
August 22, 2013: Presidential trip to Stockholm, Sweden. Total number of rooms: 121. Grand Hotel Stockholm and Lydmar Hotel. Estimated cost: $112,190 -$246,230.
The most recently published presidential travel records offer limited access.
Full records for Obama’s travel to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC 2013, conference in Indonesia are not currently accessible.
Records exist under the headers of “Cargo trucks to support POTUS visits” and “Passenger car rental services for APEC 2013, Bali, Indonesia.”
Partial records come up during a search of FedBizOpps, but the entire package remains marked as “sensitive,” thereby requiring site registration.
Although this writer is a registered and validated user of the FedBizOpps and System for Award Management, or SAM, access remains blocked, with the error message “SAM Validation Required” popping up when the APEC records list appears during a database search.
Records of the presidential stay at Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel in Japan for APEC 2010 likewise are only partially accessible – and for some reason the three-year-old records remain marked as “sensitive.””