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Alexis de Tocqueville Institution has been corrupt since at least 1993, when it engaged upon fraudulent science publications using paid tobacco 'whitecoats' to smear the EPA's attempts to regulate tobacco-caused serial murders.





The following data table of Alexis de Tocqueville Institution Staff and Directors was located in a Google.com cache on June 9th, 2004. It may, or may not, be still available. Evidently AdTI is attempting to hide their information, and has wholesale removed data pages from their website recently.































































































Staff and Associates


Name Title Email
Ken Brown

President kenbrown@erols.com
Gregory Fossedal Chairman foss@adti.net
Christopher Cox Co-Chairman

AdTI Board of Advisors
ccox@adti.net
John Norquist Co-Chairman

AdTI Board of Advisors
jnorquist@adti.net
Gordon Macklin Co-Chairman

Market History Research Program
gmacklin@adti.net
Robert Toricelli Co-Chairman

IMF Assessment Project
rtoricelli@adti.net
Donald Payne Co-Chairman

Opportunity Africa
dpayne@adti.net
Alveda King Senior Fellow
Education Policy
and Civil Rights
aking@adti.net
Becky Norton Dunlop Director, Democracy and the Environment
Research Program
bnd@adti.net
David Kirkpatrick Fellow, Education Policy dk@adti.net
Dan Evans Teacher Choice Fellow devans@adti.net
Don Koniezco Teacher Choice Fellow dkon@adti.net
Marilyn Ketter Rittmeyer Teacher Choice Fellow mkr@adti.net
Sahir Zuberi Webmaster szuberi@adti.net









So is it just my imagination, or what? Does AdTI director, congressman Chris Cox ($11,000 donations from M$) want to attract more campaign contributions to his republican party from Microsoft? Is that what it's all about? Or, is it about M$ wanting to sell more software to the government, and paying AdTI some money for a smear campaign against Linux/Open Source software is one way to get the attention of Cox's Homeland Security committee purse-strings?


Does a former CFO of Microsoft on the board of Heritage Foundation (who hasn't quit Microsoft - keeps a VP title) influence Heritage's programs to get M$'s employee, Homeland Security director on the program, or is it Becky Dunlap, director of AdTI AND vice president of Heritage Foundation who decided that?


And what does this have to do with Townhall.com's FUD campaign that is bigger and going on longer than AdTI's? I mean, really "Is Open Source Software Equivalent to the Borg?", isn't this rather extreme, or just extreme-right? Somebody want to explain which factors are more important: is it covert political control in the name of "libertarianism"; or billionaires like SCAIFE and GATES just got to stick together; or is it minions currying favour obsequiously groping for advancement up a rung on the ladder; or scum-sucking bottom-feeders oozing out slime from every pore just can't help themselves? Your analysis on this fuzzy subject is urgently needed.




http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.asp?ID=D000000115&sort=N&state=&cycle=A&Type=A&Page=3

MICROSOFT Corp

All Recipients Among Federal Candidates, 1989-2004


COX, Christopher (R-Calif) $11,000


http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/mems.asp?ID=D000000115

MICROSOFT Corp

Money to Congress: 2004 Cycle


House -- Democrats $371,450; Republicans $283,000

TOTAL $654,450


Senate -- Democrats $224,677; Republicans $82,000

TOTAL $306,677


Incumbents: $961,127; Non-Incumbents: $33,700



http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/0,39020645,2125901,00.htm


MICROSOFT hires national security advisor

Lisa M. Bowman, CNET News.com

November 14, 2002, 09:14 BST


Hoping to play a larger role in homeland security, MICROSOFT has tapped former US political adviser Thomas Richey for a new position counselling policymakers on IT issues


Many companies are hoping to get a piece of the homeland security business, which could provide a windfall to the tech sector. Any new homeland security department set up by the US government would need to purchase computer equipment for internal use and would likely promote new technology to help the United States fight terrorism.


What's more, government officials have said they need more cooperation from the private sector, particularly because so many of the country's tech systems are under the control of companies.



http://www.techlawjournal.com/alert/2003/01/09.asp


Chris COX to Chair New House Homeland Security Committee

1/8. The House will continue the new Select Committee on Homeland Security. Its Chairman will be Rep. Chris COX (R-CA).


On November 25, 2002, President Bush signed HR 3005 (Public Law No: 107-296), the bill creating the new Department of Homeland Security. ...


... Rep. COX was first elected to the Congress in 1988, and has since focused on technology, foreign affairs, and trade issues. He has generally been a low taxes, deregulation, free enterprise, and free trade type of Republican. He has been Chairman of the Republican's House Policy Committee since 1995. He is a senior member of the House Commerce Committee, and its Telecom Subcommittee. ...


Monday, January 13


... 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The HERITAGE FOUNDATION will host a panel discussion titled "Harnessing Information Technology to Improve Homeland Security". The speakers include James Gilmore (Chairman, Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction), Lee Holcomb (Office of Homeland Security), TOM RICHEY (Director of Homeland Security, MICROSOFT), Tom Gann (VP & GM, Siebel Systems), and Peter Brookes (HERITAGE). See, notice. Location: HERITAGE, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE.



http://www.HERITAGE.org/Press/Events/archiveJuneJan2003.cfm


Harnessing Information Technology to Improve Homeland Security

January 13


TOM RICHEY, Director of Homeland Security, MICROSOFT Corporation



http://www.HERITAGE.org/About/Staff/BeckyDunlop.cfm
BECKY NORTON DUNLOP

Vice President, The HERITAGE FOUNDATION ... She also oversees the HERITAGE Lectures and Seminars program which provides a forum for key leaders and policymakers to present their ideas for discussion and debate.


http://www.HERITAGE.org/About/Departments/trustees.cfm

* Richard M. Scaife, HERITAGE Trustee Since 1985

* Robert J. Herbold, HERITAGE Trustee Since 2003 Retired Chief Operating Officer MICROSOFT

Herbold, MICROSOFT’s recently retired CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER ... HE ALSO WORKS PART TIME FOR MICROSOFT as an executive vice president, assisting in the government, industry and customer areas.


http://www.adti.net/staffemail.html

Staff and Associates

* CHRISTOPHER COX, Co-Chairman, AdTI Board of Advisors, cCOX@adti.net

* BECKY NORTON DUNLOP, AdTI Director, Democracy and the Environment Research Program

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:O1YxSDT8GZoJ:www.adti.net/staffemail.html++site:www.adti.net+%22Christopher+COX%22+ADTI&hl=en


http://www.townhall.com/

© 1991-2004 Townhall.com is a project of The HERITAGE FOUNDATION.

http://www.townhall.com/issues/InternetandTechnology/Archive/March2004.html

* Open Source, Open Questions, Small Business Survival Committee

* Intellectual Property: The Open Source Challenge (pdf), Small Business Survival Committee

* Open Source Software Presents Serious Property Rights Problems for Businesses, Small Business Survival Committee

* Has Open Source Reached Its Limits?, Institute for Policy Innovation

http://www.townhall.com/issues/InternetandTechnology/Archive/February2003.html

* Is Open Source Software Equivalent to the Borg?, Small Business Survival Committee

http://www.townhall.com/issues/InternetandTechnology/Archive/September2002.html

* Software Wars: Open Source And The New York Times, Competitive Enterprise Institute



Keywords: Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, AdTI, Alexis de SMOKEville, tobacco, fraud, Steven J. Milloy, TASSC, Michael Gough, S. Fred Singer, Kent Jeffreys, Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Philip Morris, Tobacco Institute, RJR, RJ Reynolds, Gary Anderson, Nancy Bord, Thomas Gale Moore, Gordon L. Brady, Michael Darby, Robert Ekelund, Mark Thornton, Robert D. Tollison, William Hazeltine, Richard Vedder, Dwight R. Lee, Richard Wagner, George Mason University, Institute of Humane Studies, Charles G. Koch, David H. Koch, Koch Industries, Richard Mellon Scaife, Scaife Foundations, The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition, Project Whitecoats, Whitecoats Project, Heritage Foundation, James V. DeLong, TechCentralStation, Townhall.com, Serial Murderer Corporations.







In 1993-1994 AdTI assembled a team of the most corrupt people working in science to obscure the health hazards of smoking and second-hand smoke from cigarettes. Many of the AdTI team players are still active to this very day taking huge payments from various dirty industries to confuse issues and smear the reputations of their opposition. Records preserved after the great multi-billion-dollar lost federal lawsuit cases by the tobacco industry are now online exposing the dirty tricks played in secrecy back then. A network of science-villians was forged by big-tobacco, and assembled by AdTI into a permanent cancer on society. AdTI drove the getaway car for corporate serial murderers.


Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, which has often been little more than a post office box and some fly-by-night rented offices, forever lost its credibility, forever lost its right to participate in American dialog, by devoting itself to intentional fraudulent subversion of the American people.






http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TI31749097-9099.html

"Issue Report Environmental Protection Agency's Science", Date: 25 Sep 1993, Length: 3 pages
By Jonathan Tolman and Cesar Conda. (Cesar V. Conda was Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's Executive Director; Jonathan Tolman was visting fellow of Alexis de Tocqueville Institution --
this is an AdTI report.)






http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/92756102-6120.html

"the Epa and the Science of Environmental Tobacco Smoke", Date: 1994

Length: 19 pages (draft of pre-publication report found in Lorillard Tobacco Company files)

by Dr. S. Fred Singer, Professor of Environmental Sciences (on leave), University of Virginia, and Senior Fellow Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, and Mr. Kent Jeffreys, Adjunct Scholar Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.





http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/92756807-6876.html

"Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination A Research Report Conducted by the Alexis De Tocqueville Institution" Date: 11 Aug 1994, Length: 70 pages




Academic Advisory Board --

Dr. Gary Anderson,
Professor of Economics,
California State University-Northridge --

Dr. Nancy Bord (Yonge),
Visiting Scholar,
The Hoover Institution,
Stanford University --

Dr. Gordon L. Brady,
Associate Professor and Director
Environmental Studies,
Sweet Briar College --

Dr. Jeffrey Clark,
Professor of Economics,
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga --

Dr. Michael Darby,
Professor of Economics,
and Director
John M. Olin Center for Policy,
University of California, Los Angeles --

Dr. Robert Ekelund,
Lowder Eminent Scholar,
Auburn University --

Dr. Michael Gough,
Project Director,
Congressional Office of Technology Assessment --

Dr. William Hazeltine,
Environmental Consultant --

Dr. Thomas Hopkins,
Gosnell Professor of Economics,
Rochester Institute of Technology --

Dr. Dwight R. Lee,
Ramsey Professor of Economics,
University of Georgia --

Dr. Michael Marlow,
Professor of Economics,
California State Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo --

Dr. Thomas Gale Moore,
Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institution,
Stanford University --

Dr. Malcolm Ross,
Research Mineralogist
U.S. Geological Survey --

Dr. S. Fred Singer
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences,
University of Virginia
and President
Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) --

Dr. Gerhard Stohrer,
Director of Chemical Risk Program,
Science and Environmental Policy Project,
and former Department Head
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research --

Dr. Mark Thornton,
Professor of Economics
Auburn University --

Dr. Robert D. Tollison,
Duncan Black Professor of Economics
and Director
Center for the Study of Public Choice,
George Mason University --

Dr. Richard Vedder,
Professor of Economics,
University of Ohio --

Dr. Richard Wagner,
Professor of Economics and Chairman,
Department of Economics,
George Mason University


Author: Kent Jeffreys,

Principal Reviewer: Dr. S. Fred Singer,

Senior Staff and Contributing Associates:

Rachael Applegate, Bruce Bartlett, Merrick Carey, Cesar Conda, Gregory Fossedal, Dave Juday, Felix Rouse, Aaron Stevens.





http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIMN0339276-9278.html


Tobacco Institute "Communications Efforts September 1988", Date: Sep 1988, Length: 3 pages

Media Tours by Consultants
--
"Social Cost" media tours by George Mason University
economists Robert Tollison and Richard Wagner were launched
in September in Richmond, VA and Tulsa, OK. These tours
discuss the Tollison/Wagner. book, Smoking and the State, and
the issues surrounding the misuse of "social costs."
Enclosed you will find the press kit used with the media and
reports on the press generated by the tour.


Robert Tollison and Richard Wagner were corrupt on the day they sat in on the "impartial peer-review" of "Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination, A Research Report Conducted by the Alexis De Tocqueville Institution"





http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2501254705-4708.html

Proposal for the Organisation of the Whitecoat Project, Date: 22 Feb 1988 (est.), Length: 4 pages


SUMMARY OF THE WHITECOAT PROJECT

The Project is designed to support market-level ETS programmes within
the PM EEMA and EEC markets. The Objectives of these overall ETS
programmes are defined as:-

End Goals:

- Resist and roll back smoking restrictions.

- Restore smoker confidence.

Pre-requisites:

- Reverse scientific and popular misconception that ETS is harmful.

- Restore social acceptability of smoking.





http://tobaccodocuments.org/landman/2023856052-6057.html

The ETS Program for 1991, Date: 1990 (est.), Length: 6 pages


"Science Objectives" were estimated to cost a whopping $16,688,400 and included "Develop and support activities and research which maintain the controversy..." about secondhand smoke and "Maintain research activity...to provide support for our position."


Among the "Science Objectives" were "Develop[ing] and support[ing] activities and research which maintain the controversy" about tobacco smoke.





http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIOK0003644.html

Date: 31 Jan 1989, Length: 1 page


Professional fees and expenses paid Dwight Lee and Robert Tollison $8,421.37. Up to nearly a million dollars per year budget is shared by a half-dozen "whitecoats" deception agents in Tobacco Institute budgetary records of this time period.





http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIFL0536080-6087.html


Robert D. Tollison received these check numbers:

page 6:

Cumulative General Ledger the Tobacco Institute Inc. Period Ending 09-30-87

* Robert D. Tollison Check #42538 87-MAR-30 $16,450

* Robert D. Tollison Check #44247 87-MAY-29 $14,075

page 7:

* Robert D. Tollison Check #45160 87-JUL-07 $27,388

* Robert D. Tollison Check #45717 87-JUL-22 $7,750
(Totals paid over 5 months = $65,663.)








Gary Anderson - Tobacco Industry stealth consultant 1988-1996 --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIDN0018432-8476.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/atc/71008079.html
(American Tobacco Company) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIOK0021837-1844.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/88116221-6224.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/atc/71081376.html
(American Tobacco Company) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/atc/71081377.html
(American Tobacco Company) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/86015105-5117.html
(Lorillard Tobacco Company) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/86015122-5123.html
(Lorillard Tobacco Company) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/92761030-1042.html
(Lorillard Tobacco Company) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIDN0006954-6958.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIDN0011871-1904.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIDN0005687-5689.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIFL0536332-6369.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIFL0536164-6203.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIFL0538126-8164.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIDN0017394-7432.html
(Tobacco Institute) --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TI16551799-1815.html
The Tobacco Institute --

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2074211106.html
(Philip Morris) --





Another CORRUPT link in the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution chain of frauds -- Gordon Macklin, who was director during WorldCom's $9,000,000,000.00 stock-manipulations frauds. Macklin did NOTHING while WorldCom was looted, and he has done NOTHING to stop the Microsoft-benefits of fraulent Ken Brown-AdTI attacks on community-created public-spirited software that allows citizens free choice to escape the Microsoft monopoly on operating systems and productivity softwares. Brown has been caught telling lies, and it is Macklin's legal duty to retract Brown's statements, fire Brown, and apologize to the injured public.


http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/telecom/2003-06-10-worldcomboard_x.htm


Posted 6/10/2003 10:51 PM Updated 6/11/2003 8:39 AM


WorldCom directors' credibility doubted

By Jim Hopkins and Edward Iwata, USA TODAY


Former WorldCom directors should get the boot from other boards because their credibility has been so damaged amid the telecom giant's collapse, say corporate governance experts.


At least five former directors sit on the boards of 15 companies and non-profits - including such blue-chip outfits as pharmaceutical powerhouse Wyeth, mutual fund manager Dreyfus and Johns Hopkins University.


The directors were blasted Monday in two reports detailing events that drove WorldCom into the USA's biggest bankruptcy filing. They were criticized for racking up piles of debt, approving multibillion-dollar deals with little discussion and deferring too often to the very executives they were supposed to be supervising.


"It severely impairs the personal credibility of the individuals involved," says Nell Minow of The Corporate Library, a research firm.


Former WorldCom director Gordon Macklin, who was president of the National Association of Securities Dealers from 1970 to 1987, serves as a director for at least five companies: Martek Biosciences, MedImmune, Overstock.com, Spacehab and White Mountains Insurance Group. (AdTI as of June, 2004.)


http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/telecom/2003-06-09-board_x.htm


Posted 6/9/2003 11:04 PM


Report: WorldCom board passive

By Jim Hopkins, USA TODAY

While WorldCom's board did not appear to know about the company's accounting fraud, it was so passive that it had little chance of discovering it, an internal WorldCom report charged Monday.


What's more, the board, by allowing former CEO Bernie Ebbers to rule practically unchecked, created incentives that might have helped spur the misconduct.


Together, two reports - one internal and one by the bankruptcy court examiner - blast WorldCom's ex-board like never before.


Instead of guarding investors, they often "rubber-stamped" decisions by Ebbers and former CFO Scott Sullivan. One unnamed board member referred to Ebbers as "God," "Jesus Christ," and "Superman," says the report by bankruptcy examiner Richard Thornburgh. His report is especially critical in areas that include ...



... WorldCom created a new board as part of a settlement last month with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In additional to Kellett, the Thornburgh report mentions former directors James Allen, Judith Areen, Carl Aycock, Max Bobbitt, Francesco Galesi, Gordon Macklin and Lawrence Tucker.


http://www.accountancyage.com/News/1131956


WorldCom continues boardroom clearout

By David Rae [18-12-2002]

Six WorldCom directors have resigned in a move which will help sever all ties with the telecom group's $9bn accounting fraud.


The resignations are part of new chairman and chief executive, Michael Capellas', pledges to restore standards and integrity at the beleaguered company.


'These actions show that WorldCom is absolutely committed to establishing the highest standards of ethics and integrity at all levels throughout the organisation,' said Capellas. The resignations follow two New York judges approval of Capellas as the group's new chairman and chief executive.


The departing directors include former chief executive John Sidgmore and former chairman Bert Roberts. Both were close allies of former chief executive Bernie Ebbers and CFO Scott Sullivan.


Other resignations include non-executive directors Carl Aycock, Max Bobbitt, Francesco Galesi and Gordon Macklin. Judith Areen, another director, resigned last week.








Oh, there's more... Lots, Lots More! A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY between five Microsoft-funded think tanks and publicity organs sharing personnel, cross-posting fraudulent and LIBELLOUS documents, the Scaife-Koch funding connections, the George Mason/Inst of Humane Studies linkages...



Alexis de Tocqueville Institution -- The George Mason University connection -- There was NOTHING "academic" or "scientific" in the tobacco-EPA reports put out by AdTI. They were political and selfish-interest (profit first! above integrity) motivated and crafted deceitfully. Greed is behind the slams on Linux and Open Source, delivering a gullible public into the Microsoft monopoly clutches, and leaving them No Free Choice alternatives. It is monopolistic predatory practices at it's historic worst.


Ken Brown


Christopher Cox



S. Fred Singer


Gary Anderson


Gordon L. Brady


Jeffrey Clark


Thomas Hopkins


Dwight R. Lee


Robert D. Tollison



Richard Wagner


Richard Vedder (Other, not GMU)


Mark Thornton (Other, not GMU)


Malcolm Ross (SEPP, not GMU)


Gerhard Stohrer (SEPP, not GMU)



The Web behind the people behind AdTI's phoney tobacco whitecoats reports:


Organizations sharing the Institute of Humane Studies address (4084 University Drive, Suite 101, Fairfax, VA)


The Moneybags behind the people behind AdTI's phoney tobacco whitecoats reports


Koch Industries (and Scaife) connections to Institute for Humane Studies and George Mason University





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