Monday, September 1, 2014

#2092: Marine Links Serco's NORAD Santa Waypoints to St. Ermin's Tagged Offenders, NIST-7 Time for JonBenét

Plum City - ( United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's imputation of ad-hoc waypoints during NORAD Santa events to a child-porn blackmail ring, allegedly run by the Offender's Tag Association out of St. Ermin's Hotel in London since 1983, and Serco's apparent hack of the NIST-7 clock in Boulder Colorado to generate a packet-switched timeline for the backhauling of images of the torture, rape and murder of JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas Day 1996.

McConnell believes that St. Ermin's habitué Tom Stacey launched an Offender's Tag chapter in Boulder Colorado in the late '80s and infiltrated the NIST offices where his team had access to the NIST-7 atomic clock used by the United States from 1993 to 1999 as the primary time and frequency standard for aircraft navigation and military and law enforcement communications.

McConnell notes that JonBenét's father John Ramsey – a distinguished former naval officer who held a pilot's license and owned two planes – was chief executive officer of Access Graphics, a computer services company and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin which provided NIST with the Solaris workstations apparently used to adjust NORAD's network timing protocols and generate ad hoc waypoints for Santa's reindeer on Christmas Day 1996 and al-Qaeda pilots on 9/11!

McConnell infers from the description of JonBenét as "a painted baby, a sexualized toddler beauty queen" and the ransom note reference to a "small foreign faction", that Churchill's creation of the SOE (Special Operations Branch) in the St. Enrin's Hotel to "set Europe Ablaze" with covert operations, has now been morphed by habitués of St. Enrin's into a Serco murder-for-hire operation where witnesses are being silenced through the Offender's Tag Association and a child porn blackmail racket.

Prequel 1: #2091: Marine Links Serco Offender’s Pig Farm Tag to St. Ermin’s Ad Hoc Snuff Films, ISIS Spot Fixed Money Shots

"Murder of JonBenet Ramsey BY Marilyn Bardsley and Patrick Bellamy 

The first images of JonBenet Ramsey that were broadcast to the world showed a pretty little girl in heavy make-up and flamboyant costumes parading across a stage. At the time, the media described her as "a painted baby, a sexualized toddler beauty queen."

From the day in 1996 when JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her home in Boulder, Colorado, the Boulder police and a large proportion of the world's media believed that her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, were responsible for her death.

Prior to the murder of their daughter, John and Patsy Ramsey's life seemed almost ideal. Patsy, a former beauty queen, was married to a successful businessman. They had moved to Boulder where John ran a computer company that he had started in his garage, in 1991. The Ramseys readily adapted to their new life in Colorado and made many new friends. They built a large house in an elite suburb, and entertained often. Their last party in Boulder, just three days before the murder, was particularly happy. Over a hundred guests were present at a Christmas function. The Ramseys believed that they had good reason to celebrate. Patsy had warded off a recurrance of ovarian cancer and John had been voted Boulder's "businessman of the year."

According to the Ramseys' testimony, they drove home the few blocks from a party at a friend's house on Christmas night. JonBenet had fallen asleep in the car so they carried her up the stairs to her room and put her to bed at 9:30 p.m. Shortly after, Patsy and John went to bed, as they planned to get up early to prepare for a trip to their holiday home on Lake Michigan.

The next day, Patsy woke just after 5:00 a.m. and walked down the stairs to the kitchen. On the staircase, she found a two-and-a-half page note that said that JonBenet had been kidnapped by a "small foreign faction" and was being held for a ransom of $118,000. She was to be exchanged for the money the next day. The letter warned that if the money was not delivered, the child would be executed. Patsy yelled to John as she ran back up the stairs and opened the door to JonBenet's room. Finding she wasn't there, they made the decision to phone the police. The 911 dispatcher recorded Patsy's call at 5:25 a.m. The police arrived at the house seven minutes later.

The uniformed police officers that attended were openly suspicious from the start. The Ramseys, treating the ransom demand seriously, were already taking steps to raise the ransom money. The note said that the kidnappers would call John Ramsey but no call came."

"John Ramsey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Mary Jane (née Bennett) and James Dudley "Jay" Ramsey.[1] His net worth was reported at $6.4 million as of May 1, 1996. He graduated from Michigan State University. A distinguished naval officer, he holds a pilot's license and owns two planes.[2] In 1989, late in his military career, he formed the Advanced Product Group, one of three companies that merged to become Access Graphics. After mandatory military retirement, he became president and chief executive officer of Access Graphics, a computer services company and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.[3] In 1996, Access Graphics grossed over $1 billion, and he was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. Immediately following the murder he was "temporarily replaced so the company did not have to bother him about business matters as he grieved", according to Lockheed spokesman Evan McCollum.[4] Ramsey soon left his job to move his family to Michigan, where he joined another computer company. Access Graphics was later sold to General Electric in 1997. He has a son named Burke Ramsey."

"NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program, which has existed since 1955,[1] produced under the auspices of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Every year on Christmas Eve, "NORAD Tracks Santa" purports to track Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world.
The program began on December 24, 1955, when a Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper which told children that they could telephone Santa Claus and included a number for them to call. However, the telephone number printed was misprinted and calls instead came through to Colorado Springs' Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center. Colonel Harry Shoup, who was on duty that night, told his staff to give all children who called in a "current location" for Santa Claus. A tradition began which continued when the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) replaced CONAD in 1958.[3]

Today, NORAD relies on volunteers to make the program possible.[4] Each volunteer handles about forty telephone calls per hour, and the team typically handles more than 12,000 e-mails and more than 70,000 telephone calls from more than two hundred countries and territories. Most of these contacts happen during the twenty-five hours from 2 a.m. on December 24 until 3 a.m. MST on December 25.[3][4] Google Analytics has been in use since December 2007 to analyze traffic at the NORAD Tracks Santa website. As a result of this analysis information, the program can project and scale volunteer staffing, telephone equipment, and computer equipment needs for Christmas Eve.[5] Volunteers include NORAD military and civilian personnel.[6]

NORAD reported that for Christmas 2013, it logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve, and 1,200 volunteers answered 117,371 calls. Through social media, it had 146,307 Twitter followers and 1.45 million "likes" on Facebook.[7]"

"I seem to recall someone saying a while back that the xntpd that comes out of the box with Solaris 7 is broken.  Here's the problem I'm having. Would somebody tell me if this is a bug, or if my conf file is set up poorly...

I have a network of approx. 15 solaris workstations, with one central server.  I've configured the central server to check a NIST stratum 1 server (I live in Boulder, CO, I might as well use one of the big guys since they're local).  It then broadcasts on my subnet to sync up the rest of the workstations.
When I restart the xntpd daemon, it of course re-syncs the server clock via the ntpdate command.  But within days the clock starts to drift considerably (at present, I am over 18 seconds off of NIST).  The funny thing is that all of the ntp "clients" on my subnet are totally in sync, out to several hundred microseconds (good enough for me).

It appears to me that the ntp stuff is working OK, but the server doesn't seem to be able to reset its system clock, even though it keeps track of its offset quite nicely.  The following is my ntp.conf for the server (my clients simply listen on the default broadcast address).

# Either a peer or server.  Replace "XType" with a value from the
# table above.
broadcast ttl 4
#enable auth monitor
driftfile /var/ntp/ntp.drift
statsdir /var/ntp/ntpstats/
filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable
filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable
#keys /etc/inet/ntp.keys
#trustedkey 0
#requestkey 0
#controlkey 0

I know, it is not a very secure setup, but that's not really a large concern for my group. [It was fatal for JonBenet]"
"NIST-F1 is a cesium fountain clock, a type of atomic clock, in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder,Colorado, and serves as the United States' primary time and frequency standard. The clock took less than four years to test and build, and was developed by Steve Jefferts and Dawn Meekhof of the Time and Frequency Division of NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory.[1] The clock replaces NIST-7, a cesium beam atomic clock used from 1993 to 1999. NIST-F1 is ten times more accurate than NIST-7."

"NIST-7 was the atomic clock used by the United States from 1993 to 1999. The caesium beam clock served as the nation's primary time and frequency standard during that time period, but it has since been replaced with the more accurate NIST-F1, a caesium fountain atomic clock that neither gains nor loses one second in 100 million years."

"What's Your Value Add?

"It's very nice to meet you! So, Bill Taylor, what's your value add?"

This very probing and potentially threatening question was first asked of me by Scott McNealy and Ed Zander from Sun Microsystems back in 1992. 

It was my first meeting with these very iconic, very charismatic superpowers of the computer industry. I was working for Access Graphics, a now defunct, little known computer distributor who oddly had their offices on the Boulder Mall in Boulder Colorado – this was, of course,awesome.

Sun Microsystems was our biggest supplier; our primary source of revenue – I couldn't screw this up!
This is a very off-putting question the first time you are confronted with it. I had just started working with Access Graphics; we had just won the Sun Microsystems distribution business, and Scott, and Ed (who I would encounter again at Motorola) were visiting to see if we had what it took to sell and support these very complicated microcomputer workstations and CAD software that they produced.

Scott and Ed naturally wanted to know what my importance to them was – what astonishing, innovative thing was I going to tell them that would set their business on fire? I couldn't even show these guys where the restrooms were – this was practically my first day on the job."
"Spies, intrigue and afternoon tea: St Ermin's Hotel and the Secret Intelligence Service

What were the Secret Intelligence Service and Churchill up to in Caxton Hall, Caxton Street and Westminster in London during the 1930s?

Every street in London has a story to tell. Some stories might be as simple as a birth or a death, a lasting legacy originating from someone coming into the world or someone leaving. The blue plaques which adorn many London buildings will happily point you in the direction of these important locations. But there is another type of London history. There are locations around the city which are wrapped in intrigue. Homes and hotels which have altered the course of the country's history with little to no fanfare. While it might be important to know where an old poet breathed his last, those with a historical interest might be fascinated to discover the history which hides within some of the subtler city walls.

In terms of threats to the country, there were few which were more feared than the Nazis. The waging of the Second World War was a caustic and exhausting campaign, fought in the fields of France, in the skies above the city, on sea, sand and snow. But it was also the birth of modern spying. The war was a global concern, but the heart of the British effort was born in a clandestine series of locations in West London. Caxton Hall, Caxton Street and Westminster saw the arrival of British spying, and the creation of the vaunted SIS.

The birth of spies

Espionage in the British Isles has its roots in the end of the Victorian era. The Secret Service Bureau was established in 1909 with the intent of evaluating the capabilities of the German Navy. This service became formalised and evolved as the First World War began to take hold, with the branch devoted to foreign investigations becoming known as MI6. Although the service achieved middling results, it was able to collect a great deal of intelligence in neutral countries.

It was the 1920s which saw the service really coming into its own. Working closely with the diplomatic community, the British government began to establish a spy network across the world. At this time, the emerging service was based in Whitehall and increasingly became known as the SIS: the Secret Intelligence Service. Throughout this time, much of the concern was with Bolshevism, seen as the biggest threat to democracies in the west following the Russian Revolution and establishment of Soviet Russia.

It would be the rise of fascism, however, which would shape the century and soon enough, the SIS changed focus. As well as maintaining a spy network and a concern for foreign communist governments, the rise of the Adolf Hitler's National Socialist government in Germany, as well as Franco in Spain and Mussolini in Italy, became a more pressing concern and it was here that the SIS would prove themselves invaluable.

Finding a home

The Second World War was something of an inevitability. Following the emergence of fascism and the Great Depression, the intermediary years between World Wars were something of an arms race. While earlier, countries had stockpiled ships and soldiers, now they were stockpiling spies. During the 1930s, as war drew closer, it became clear that the SIS would need to become directly involved in the coming war efforts and to do this, they would need a home, somewhere to meet. Today, St Ermin's Hotel and the surrounding areas at 2 Caxton Street and 54 Broadway are the lasting legacy of those meeting places.

In the heart of the city, the buildings were the perfect location to move freely between the different departments which were concerned with the coming war effort. Palmer Street was the home of Government Communications, MI9 could be found in Caxton Street and the SIS Chief's office was located at 21 Queen Anne's Gate. Victoria Street, St Anne's Mansions and Petty France all held vital branches of the government intelligence service, but St Ermin's became the de facto neutral ground.
It became a meeting point for discussions and councils. The hotel and the close-by Caxton Bar were the ideal spot to meet agents of many different divisions. SIS, MI6 and Naval Intelligence all met in the building and exchanged information. The rooms themselves were used to interview prospective employees. The hotel and the surrounding area quickly became integral to the escalating efforts of the intelligence community. As the Second World War began to take hold, many operations and plans were discussed on this exact site.

The list of names which could be found in the area is sure to impress. Ian Fleming, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Laurence Grand, H. Montgomery Hyde and Eric Maschwitz had all worked in the building at one point or another, while the hotel and the bar quickly became a favourite location for Winston Churchill to meet with intelligence officers.

As well as general intelligence, guerrilla campaigns were born in the building. The training which was provided to many MI6 officers took place inside, involving people such as Noel Coward and Anthony Blunt, renowned for their work during the war. The SOE (Special Operations Branch) was an offshoot of the SIS created by Churchill, meeting in the hotel in order to "set Europe Ablaze" with covert operations. It was this group which would later become the SAS and their first home was an entire floor of the building.

During the 1930s, government intelligence worked tirelessly to gauge the threat which was posed to them by the country's enemies. After 1939, their efforts became consumed with stopping the spread of fascism across the continent. As the Blitz saw the city bombed and millions perished on the front lines, the work of those in the offices in Westminster is easy to overlook.

The secret history of the British intelligence community is surreptitiously cloaked in mystery. While it can be easy to walk along a London street and read the swathes of history from the mementos and the tributes which adorn many of the buildings, some of the most important contributions were created in a secret fashion and have remained as such. For those looking for a real entry into the world of British spying and its contributions to saving the country, there is only one location which is open to the public. St Ermin's hotel, in its own luxurious splendour, is a tribute to the efforts of those clandestine contributors.

Jonny Rowntree

St Ermin's Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Westminster, Central London complemented by neighbouring bar and restaurant, Caxton Grill."

Yours sincerely,

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation

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