Butterball the hawk sighting!

Butterball the hawk sighting!

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Hey, coming up the stairs, well, Butterball has taken a liking to the birdbath!

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Kyle Kennedy

Hey Craig…
Great pic of Butterball. Would love to share with you that 2 friends who met thru "The List" are getting married this weekend. Without your endeavors, they may not have met. I am the minister for the ceremony and would like to share with them a message from you (if you would like). Let me know if you would like to send them a note.
Cheers,
Kyle

Dr_Murray Morgan

Urgent. Please, I beg you to give this message to Craig himself.
Subject: Asking Craig for helping this wronged whisleblower
Making-up data for unperformed experiments, presenting it at scientific meetings, and worse, publishing them in scientific literature is illegal Scientific Misconduct.
Urgent. Please help me Kraig. I heard you on Charlie Rose show today. I thought you might be somebody who could help me financially to get through this most difficult period of my life. Yesterday, my daughter (almost 15 yrs old) paid for my ticket to watch Harry Potters movie. After I dropped her at my ex-wife's house, I cried a lot. Please help me.
""BILL MOYERS: Let me read you exactly what you quote Pete Hamill as saying in your book: "No democracy can survive if it is wormy with lies and evasions. That is why we must cherish those people who have the guts to speak the truth: mavericks, whistleblowers, disturbers of the public peace. And it's why in spite of my own continuing, though chastened, liberal faith, I miss Barry Goldwater more than ever." ""
A genuine review should be carried out of the cases [such as mine] where the ethical/courageous victims [of RETALIATION] have demonstrated (beyond any reson of doubt) that the "inquiry"-report (out of mock inquiry) is not written with good-faith; a genuine investigation that the victim/complaintant is entiltled to and has a RIGHT to it.
Re-creation of the events are not necessary because all that is needed (to convict Dr. Perez) is, already, documented.
I did my duty but nstead of being cherished for my opposition to grave illegal scientific misconduct, I was horribly punished for nobody else at UCD dare to emulate me. My life is ruined (lost my 15yr wife, became bankrupted). I am on the verge of homelessness. I need help from somebody who cares(somebody with heart — Kraig sounded to be one on Charlie Rose show –tears are sliping down my face).
I have helped people all my life without expecting anything in return. I, always, have done the RIGHT thing. I did NOT expect being punished for my scientific integrity and that in the United States Universities. Such barbaric treatment of an honest and ethical scientist and that at Universities (UCD)was unimmaginable. I expected to be cherished for my courage and scientific honesty.
Here is the story of the grave scientific misconduct:
1. the Rat-Use log (that shows no use/sacrifice of liposomally-treated rats on those claimed dates of Kupffer's Cells),
2. the supporting e-mails regarding the issue
3. the finding of, Dr. John Pascoe who, himself [stated in his lawyerly-dictated/written "report"] says that the laboratory [at Primate Center in which those supposedly-carried out MLR experiments had been pulsed/treated with radioiactive tagger] could NOT show him the correspondent record of the use of the radioactive tagger [NO recording/logging]. Every laboratory had/has to keep detailed use-record of radioactive taggers such as radioactive Tritiated Thymidine. I have to state right here that Dr. Pascoe was appointed to conduct that mock/fake "inqiry" only after administrative authorities of UCD had found in the Office of the Chancellor the 84-page documents [that I had faxed during evening hours] in which I had, in writing, informed them of the Research Misconduct and the RETALIATION for not keeping my mouth shut. They had hoped that after their having had me gone through that ordeal of the (dismissed-later) malicious week-end imprisonment, I would give up on my insistance on the pursuit of investigation into the matter. After that Thursday-evening search after/looking-for me (at my house – – where I was not [I was working downtown as Census-2000 Clerk] that, nontheless, frightened and shocked my then 8 yrs old daughter and ex-wife) and after the susequent humiliating arrest of me (with a Warrant obtained as my being a CAGE CLEANER and not a DOCTOR that they know/knew I was) I, still, was strong enough to by faxing those 84-page documents (during evening hours)to demand investigation of the Scientific Misconduct that Dr. Perez had commited by fabricating/making-up a set of data for never-performed/carried-out sets of [MLR] experiments that, they lie-ingly claim had been carriet out by using Kuppfers' Cells(KP) that [Dr. Perez claims] had been harvested from a sets of [liposomally treated] rats on certain specific dates. whereas the avilable/submitted hand-written Rat-Use Log (not the made-up computer version one) does not, at all, support the claim of such liposomally-treated rats-use on those claimed harvest-dates.
Please, HELP me. Do I have to become a homeless because I acted on my conscience and spoke of such a sever illegal/dangerous scientific misconduct by Dr. Perez.
Please, find a recommendation letter (that because of my tactical temporary shutting-up/keeping-quiet), he wrote in my support. It is a Res Ipsa Loquitor document (a document that speaks very loudly for itself); on which he has written: " … and he has a TRUE passion for the pursuit of science"). I mean that because he had been aware of the phony/untruthfullness of the quality of his research [and because of his feeling of guilt for his letting-me-go so unfairly — read below], he, unconsciously, confesses the truth in that sentence (above-mentioned)of his letter; admiring and confessing the truth as to the truthfulness / genuinness of my interest in doing research/"pursuit of science".
One faculty, (after I told him that Dr. Perez went on and published those fabricated data despite of my having had told him [with direct and indirect evidence — see below] that those LYPOSOMAL MLR experiments had never had been carried out), told me the severity of what he has done is compareable with the severity of raping an under-age little girl.
When the INSTITUTION out of [unlawful and illegitimate] conflict of interest provides Bull-Sheeting report for mock-ly conducted "inquiry/ies", a thourough unbiassed independent investigation is necessary to be carried out.
That mock inquiry-report done by Dr. John Pascoe, is in conflict with his own findings (read below) that because of unlawful/Rights-infringing politics and INSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST has ignored the undeniable/indisputable/irrefutable (direct and indirect) evidential clues and facts that points (a conscientious fair and logical person/mind) to the fact that those MLR experiments had NEVER, been carried out [in the first place] to produce those [fabricated] sets of data(read below).
No data could have been produced because NO such MLR experiments had been carried out (see the Written rat-Use Log — that does not support use of rats on those claimed experiments-carrying-ou-dates)to result in those sets of[fabricated/made-up] data. So, logically, NO data had been produced to be INTERPRETed.
Faced with the beyond-reasonable-of-doubt evidence that CLEARLY points to the occurrence of Scientific Misconduct (because of intentionally makde-up/fabricated sets of data for sets of NEVER carried-out sets of MLR experiments), the oversight duty of ORI, necessitates conduct of a thorough investigation into the allegation, which, if gets carried out, would, for sure, relieve me of this feeling of extreme injustice and of my so long misery and desperation.
I did my duty to protect people from harm and scientific literature from contamination by fabricated data [that mislead literature-consulting scientists]. Instead I am punished severely and am made an example so that no body dares to do the same; safeguards for the integrity of research which is claimed to be the UCD's policy.
One can imagine the circumstance/disappointment/despair that a scientist, after having had spent huge amounts of money and endangered the subjects (animal or human) of his/her research, fails to produce literature-enriching/life-bettering NEW knowledge because of publication of fabricated data in the scientific literature by a dishonest unethical scientists (just to get promotion (from Assistant Professorshi upward).
A Quote:
"Apparently Finkelstein simply did the unthinkable- he dared to set the truth in motion. And, in a time of universal deceit, as George Orwell said, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
(I am suffering because of my scientific integrity that NO one seems to GIVE a damn shit about it Mr. Chancellor/Mr. Drown, and Dr. Price. All you guys, do you have a conscience? How can you sleep when you know that, with you having had been in charge, such huge WRONG (and that in an academic institution [a University]) has been inflicted on this poor scientist of your country?
That rubber-stamp/less-than-nothing "investigator"/"Professor" of UCD, Dr John Pascoe, after having had seen the supporting documents (as to the occurrence of dada-fabrication), said:
"Murray, I think that you had to go because Dr. Perez had found that, with you being in charge of his lab (because of your honesty), he would NOT be able to publish the number of [junk] papers that are required for getting promotions"
Then, this less-than-nothing "faculty" goes and [with that Bull-Sheeting UCD-written report of his] supports/rubber-stamps what the lawyer[s] of the UCD Campus had asked him of; despite of the results of his own pseudo-investigation in which he founds that,
1. beside my [truthful] words/supporting e-mails
2.Rat-Use Log [that shows no such rat-use on those claimed dates],
3. NO radioactive tagger[Tritiated Thymidine]-use (at Primate Center for MLR experiment of Dr. Perez laboratory) had been recorded
4. In his so called "report" of his investigation, this less-than-nothing "faculty" states, though, that "I can NOT with absolute certainty say that data-fabrication has not occurred"
"… history of investigations is one of very shoddy work, investigations that looked like cover-ups, and tremendous denial on the part of the scientific community."
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph: Haile Selassie
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"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." – Albert Einstein
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There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country – if the people lose their confidence in themselves – and lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. – Walt Whitman
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That Recommendation letter:
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
DIVISION OF TRANSPLANT SURGERY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
4301 X STREET, ROOM 2310
UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95817
May 20, 1997
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter of reference is in support of Murray Morgan, D.V.M. who has been employed in My laboratory for approximately five years. At the time of his hiring I was a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. Murray was brought on to oversee establishing my laboratory and begin studies in transplantation immunology. He came to me with excellent qualifications to do this including a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Murray was able to organize the laboratory and independently develop several new models.
Our initial research focus involved a rodent heterotopic cardiac transplant model for studies in immunologic tolerance. Murray was able to acquire the necessary skills in microsurgical techniques to perform this transplantation procedure and subsequently has become an accomplished microvascular surgeon. He used these skills to pursue other transplant studies which required long-term cannulation of small vessels.
When the direction of our laboratory changed to focus more on cellular mechanisms, Murray independently developed the technique of nonparenchymal hepatic sinusoidal cell isolation. This labor intensive protocol involves in situ hepatic collagenase perfusion, differential density centrifugation, elutriation and long-term cell culture. To my knowledge, this technique is unique in the State and has become the foundation of our present laboratory effort.
Murray is seemingly tireless and one of the hardest workers that I have ever come across. His integrity is beyond question and he has a true passion for the pursuit of science.
I support his application and recommend him with much enthusiasm for consideration of your position.
Sincerely,
Signed by Dr. Perez
Richard V. Perez, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Co-Director, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
RVP:pac "
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RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS
• 1998 – Perez, R, Stevenson, F, Morgan, M., and others.
Sodium butyrate upregulates Kupffer cell PGE2 production and modulates immune function.
Journal of Surgical Research, 1998 (July), 78(1): 1- 6.
• 1998 – Perez, R., Erickson, K., Morgan, M., and others.
Selective targeting of Kupffer cells with liposomal butyrate augments portal venous transfusion-induced immunosuppression (CONTAINS THE PLAGERIZED DATA).
Transplantation, Vol. 65, May1998 issue, 10: 1294-1298 (and presented to the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Chicago, IL, May 14-16, 1997).
• 1997 – Perez, R., Swanson, F., Morgan, M., and others.
Portal venous transfusion upregulates kupffer cell activity: A mechanism of immunosuppression in organ transplantation.
Transplantation, Vol. 64, July 1997 issue, (1): 135-139.
• 1996 – Perez, R., Morgan, M., Swanson, F., and others.
Portal venous transfusion alters kupffer cell arachidonic acid metabolism: A proposed mechanism of enhancing immunosuppression in solid organ transplantation.
Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid, Vol. 6, September 1996, Bordeaux, France.
• 1995 – Basadonna, B., Chao, C., Morgan, M., and others.
Effect of warm ischemia on insulin secretion in non-heart beating donors.
Transplantation Proceedings, 27: 2793-2794.
• 1995 – Swanson, C., Morgan, M., Hubbard, N., and others.
Portal venous transfusion upregulates kupffer cell cyclooxygenase: A mechanism of immunosuppression in organ Transplantation.
Published in the Proceedings of the Association for Academic Surgery, Deerborn, Michigan, November 8-11, 1995 (and presented at their conference).
• 1994 – Perez, R., Morgan, M., Baker, D., and others.
Immunomodulation of portal venous transfusion induced immunosuppression.
The FASEB Journal, Experimental Biology, 94, April 24-28, 1994 (Abstract #A2821).
Please help me Craig.
Sincerely and with due respect,
Dr. Murray M. Morgan
530) 753-9715 — call screening
sz4M@yahoo.com

Ben

Craig,
Watched youon Charlie Rose last night, I was facinated on what you said about keeping the politicians held accountable.. and giving a voice to the moderates, the people too busy to say anything because they are working and just trying to keep up with the day to day mundane responsibilities.. wondering you have any outspokeness toward the politicians who planning our future, without any say from us.. every year there is a retreat, where the globalist and big business meet up in Sonoma, Ca. called the bohemian grove.. basically Craig, we the little people are getting railroaded and our freedoms are getting taken away, and oligarchs are slowly turning this great country into a police state.
Thanks for reading..

john schlater

need to ask Craig directly. saw him on Charlie Rose–have a perfect fit for his philanthropic leanings–leading edge science at major University that will change the lives of literally millions around the globe. Craig: –how do I get this info to you??

moonz

hi Craig,
Thank you ever so much for giving us such a great "free online classifieds" as Craigslist.
I sure hope you can find a way to get your craigslist network back up soon. I feel pretty lost without it.
Please keep all of us craigslist fans informed as to the progress of this.

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