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The theft of Leader Technologies' invention is arguably the greatest financial crime in world history.
By Contributing Writers | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION | Dec. 30, 2015, Updated Oct. 05, 2016 | PDF | HTML

See also TIMELINE: People you trusted are now hijacking the Internet.
Michael T. McKibben backgrounder
Michael T. McKibben
Fig. 1: Michael McKibben (2013). Photo: WCMH-TV.

Michael McKibben’s career spans two phases: international Christian music ministry, and technology innovation. In 2006, he was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761 for what is now called “social networking.” He credits his earlier ministry experience with the inspiration to conceive perhaps one of the most important inventions since Thomas Edison’s light bulb.

The theft of McKibben’s invention is arguably the greatest larceny in the history of the world since the value of social networking and collateral applications reaches into the trillions of dollars.* Curiously, Wikipedia has consistently refused to publish anything about McKibben, whose accomplishments, even without his social networking invention, are remarkable (that is why AFI is publishing his background now).

Tellingly, Ward Cunningham, the ostensible wiki creator, went to work for IBM’s Eclipse Foundation on Oct. 25, 2005. IBM Eclipse stole McKibben’s invention in 2001 via his patent attorney, James P. Chandler, III. Chandler pretended to prepare McKibben's patents, but secretly fed the innovations to IBM and the NSA, who were also his clients. See Timeline. McKibben’s Constitutionally-protected intellectual property claims clearly did not fit into the NSA's spy state agenda, nor Silicon Valley's, Wall Street's and the Judiciary's greed agenda. They can all be found crawling ignobly behind the penultimate smokescreen of "national security." Spoiler alert: Mark Zuckerberg was nothing more than a 19-year old Harvard "Bill Gates 2" cover story for this IBM-NSA Spy State Cartel. The Social Network movie about Zuckerberg and Facebook's origins was a fabrication meant to divert public attention from asking obvious questions like, "How can an unremarkable 19-year old studying for finals, who was admitedly drinking and chasing girls, build an entire social networking platform in 'one to two weeks' as he claimed?" This is one of the greatest lies in history.

The Devil made me do it! The NSA made me do it!

Having seized control of our digital infrastructure using innovations stolen from McKibben and Leader Technologies, this Cartel is perfecting the art of lies, tricks, deceit and fabricated events (sounds like attorneys and spies, doesn't it?). "National security" is their excuse at every turn, all the while stuffing their pockets. The late comedian Flip Wilson said: "The Devil made me do it!" The Cartel says: "The NSA made me do it!" Anarchist Saul Alinsky's Step #12 to promote one’s agenda is: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it." Alinsky, from whom Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (both attorneys and spy bosses) take their lead in community organizing, was a self-confessed follower of Lucifer. Alinsky called the Devil the original radical. He preferred to go to Hell when he died. This devilish Cartel censorship is being shoved down our throats by these malcontents.

Should our digital future be fashioned by power-mongering spies, attorneys, and their nerd accomplices?

* The number social network users worldwide is projected to be 1.99 billion in 2015 and growing steadily by 200 million a year. Facebook has 45.4% market share of social media visits. Given the emerging ubiquity of social media in business, commerce, education, government, telecommunications and entertainment, a value of that capability at $503 per user annually represents $1 trillion in value. Source: Statista.

Mike McKibben graduated in civil engineering from The Ohio State University in 1973 where he was also a trombonist and squad leader in Ohio State’s famed marching band. In 1973, he married his college sweetheart, Nancy Hoovler, a French and Russian honors grad. For the next ten years they traveled the world performing and managing a jazz-rock Gospel music ministry named Living Sound. Mike and Nancy, a writer, have six children. Their children include a surgeon and twice Ivy League Harvard football champion, a nurse practitioner and NCAA Fencing National Champion for Ohio State, a summa cum laude Spanish linguist, interior designer, budding baker and budding chef. Their first two children were born in England where Mike had become European Director at age 26.

Michael T. McKibben, Trombonist, Living Sound International, ca. 1975
Fig. 2: Mike McKibben (1975). Photo: Ruth Vesanen.
Living Sound concert at Częstochowa, Poland (1975). Foreground L/R: Ryszard Pruskowski, Carol Tedder, Tim Hoover. Photo: Ruth Vesanen, ca. Aug. 15, 1975
Fig. 4: Living Sound concert at Częstochowa, Poland (1975). Foreground L/R: Ryszard Pruskowski, Carol Tedder, Tim Hoover. Photo: Ruth Vesanen.
Living Sound, Team II, Sacrosong Concert Crowd of 20,000 in Przemyśl, Poland, Sep. 22, 1975
Fig. 3: Living Sound concert, Przemyśl, Poland (Sep. 22, 1975). Photo: Sacrosong, Ruth Vesanen.

Living Sound performed in North America and Europe as well as global hot spots including Northern Ireland, Eastern Europe, Soviet Union and southern Africa. As European Director, Mike organized thousands of events in Europe. His groups performed extensively for media around the planet, including American, Canadian, British, Dutch, Spanish, Soviet, Yugoslavian, Irish, Swedish, Thai and Finnish TV, radio, film and recording. They worked with numerous radio and TV personalities and ministry projects, including George Hamilton IV, Charley Pride, Moira Anderson, Peter Ustinov, Cliff Richard, B.J. Thomas, Rev. Robert Schuller, Andrea Crouch, Rev. Pat Robertson, Aleksi Koslov, Time Machine, Arsenal, Nicholai Dobronravov, Alexandra Pakhmutova (official composer of the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics), Spain’s Royal World Cup Committee, Opus Dei (‘82 World Cup adviser), Canterbury, CBN, Trinity, LeSEA and the BBC. Mike has produced and distributed eight LP recordings as well as numerous multi-media productions and music videos. He organized an annual “Christmas Spectacular” in the major concert halls across the United Kingdom.

Living Sound’s Gospel music ministry opened unprecedented doors. Living Sound toured in Poland 16 times during the politically volatile 1970s, hosted by patron Cardinals Stefan Wyszyński and Karol Wojtyła. They were guests at the annual pilgrimage of 300,000 faithful to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa – the Polish equivalent of July 4. See Fig. 4. Under the political protection of these brave Polish cardinals, priests, nuns, monks and parishioners, Living Sound performed to several million Poles while being monitored by the Polish secret police. Audiences totaling 20,000 standing shoulder-to-shoulder were not uncommon. See Fig 3.

Living Sound members Mike and Nancy McKibben, Joel and Ruth Vesanen, Ryszard Pruszkowski and Fr. Jan Palusinski meeting Cardina Karol Woytyla, ca. Sep. 30, 1975.jpg
Fig. 5: Living Sound concert at Częstochowa, Poland (1975). R/L: Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, Nancy McKibben, Mike McKibben, Joel Vesanen, Ryszard Pruskowski, Fr. Jan Palusinski. Photo: Ruth Vesanen.
Polish Cardinak Karol Woytla holdings Living Sound LP album, The Great Praise Meeting, ca. Aug. 16-1976
Fig. 7: Cardinal Wojtyła with Living Sound’s The Great Praise Meeting LP, Częstochowa, Poland (1976). Photo: Ruth Vesanen.
Lord's Ark Church, Nowa Huta, Poland. Nowa Huta in the mid-70's was a construction site that the Communists had forbidden, but the parishioners were building in defiance, brick by brick, with the full backing of their bishop. Cardinal Karol Wojtyła.
Fig. 6: The Lord's Ark Church, Nowa Huta, Poland. Built brick by brick in defiance of government prohibitions. Photo: Nowa Huta.

On one visit by Mike and Nancy to Cardinal Wojtyła’s Krakow residence, the good cardinal gave them a letter of recommendation to Catholics worldwide, stating: “Their attitude awakens courage among the Polish youth to proclaim the Word of God . . . I bless from my heart, the Living Sound.” See Fig. 5. McKibben’s band had just finished performing in Nowa Huta at the construction site of a church that the Communists had forbidden, but the parishioners were building in defiance, brick by brick, with the full backing of their bishop. See Fig. 6.

While Living Sound worked in Poland and Eastern Europe, Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexandra Pahkmutova were appointed to the Supreme Soviet in the U.S.S.R. They would play pivotal roles in the unfolding Living Sound story.

Polish Cardinak Karol Woytla holdings Living Sound LP album, The Great Praise Meeting, ca. Aug. 16-1976
Fig. 10: Lech Wałęsa, Lenin Shipyards, Gdansk, Poland (Aug. 14, 1980). Photo: Solidarność.

On Oct. 16, 1978, Living Sound’s Polish patron, Cardinal Wojtyła, was elected Pope John Paul II. Soon thereafter, the Pope invited Living Sound to perform at the Vatican. Mike worked with the Vatican on the organization of the audience that occurred on Aug. 13, 1980 in front of 50,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Living Sound sang for an hour piped through the Vatican public address system. His Holiness blessed Mike and Nancy’s four-month old daughter, Carrie. See Fig. 8. On Apr. 27, 2014, Pope John Paul was canonized St. John Paul. See Fig. 9.

The next day, on Aug. 14, 1980, Lech Wałęsa, scaled the fence at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk, Poland and quickly became the strike leader. Soon thereafter, Solidarność (Solidarity) sponsored Living Sound concerts across the country that Mike and his UK-based office organized. See Fig. 10.

Pope St. John Paul. Canonized Apr. 27, 2014
Fig. 9: Pope St. John Paul. Canonized Apr. 27, 2014.

Unknown to Living Sound, Ronald Reagan and Michael Gorbachev were collaborating with Pope John Paul II about how to end European communist tyranny. Indeed, Living Sound was accused more than once of C.I.A. connections, but they were just energetic 20-somethings eager to share their faith through music. The subtleties of cut-throat international politics were not in their DNA.

Prompted by their mission and perhaps youthful naiveté, but bolstered by their evident successes in Poland, McKibben spearheaded plans to perform in the Soviet Union. Since such tours by Christians were against the brutal dialectics of militant atheism, McKibben took his bands in numerous times as musicians on sightseeing tours. Happy to get Western currency, the visas were granted.

Once local Soviet musicians learned that American musicians were in town (which never happened… this was a first!), they insisted on gathering wherever they could to jam. The Soviet “jam session” mission was born. Churches also risked punishment to host concerts. At one Kiev Baptist Church, a KGB prison wagon parked outside the church to intimidate the concert-goers. In all their bullying, the police seemed oblivious to the fully-equipped 16-track sound and recording equipment that McKibben’s brave musicians had just brought in from Poland and unloaded in the Church’s basement.

Trumpet Call LP cover, U.S.S.R. (1973). Cover: V. Barinov
Fig. 11: Trumpet Call LP cover, U.S.S.R. (1973). Composer: Valeri Barinov.

During these trips, underground Soviet Believers, dissidents and other free thinkers did everything they could to promote these events. The studio was used to record numerous choirs and music groups. It included a cassette tape duplicator so the music could be distributed across the Soviet Union. The studio secretly recorded a Christian rock opera named Trumpet Call. See Fig. 11. The master tape was smuggled out and played in its entirety by the BBC World Service on a day when Soviet jammers had stopped inexplicably. The composer was incarcerated

Mike McKibben (L), Herbert Murd at TEXAS Honky Tonk & Cantina, Tallinn, Estonia (2013). Photo: N. McKibben.
Fig. 12: Mike McKibben (L), Herbert Murd at TEXAS Honky Tonk & Cantina, Tallinn, Estonia (2013). Photo: Nancy McKibben.

The Soviet jam session strategy was layered with contradiction. The KGB secret police did not hide their loathing, threats and constant surveillance. Yet they let the tours proceed in order to follow and record the activities of the brave Soviets who risked their lives and careers to help. At least three of those people who helped Living Sound served terms in prisons and labor camps as a result. See Fig. 13. Many others were threatened, spied on, demoted at work, ostracized at school and denied education. Two of these visionaries were Estonians Jon & Anne Karner who coordinated much of the activity while enduring relentless persecution by the State authorities. He was a university-trained mechanical engineer demoted to tending boilers—which gave him more time to organize good works throughout the country.

Herbert Murd at Patarei Prison, Tallinn, Estonia, where he was incarcerated in 1981 and 1983 for organizing Christian concerts (2013). Photo: Nancy McKibben.
Fig. 13: Herbert Murd at Patarei Prison, Tallinn, Estonia, where he was incarcerated in 1981 and 1983 for organizing Christian concerts (2013). Photo: Mike McKibben.

Living Sound’s main translator, Herbert Murd, served two prison terms for his work with Living Sound. He now owns and operates a Tex-Mex restaurant named TEXAS Honky Tonk & Cantina in Tallinn, Estonia. See Fig. 12.

On Nov. 2, 1979, upon arrival in Moscow after weeks of harassment and KGB surveillance in the Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia, the KGB announced that the remainder of McKibben’s carefully-planned month-long tour was cancelled and the group would have to stay in Moscow. Prominent underground music promoter, Artemy Troitsky, learned that Living Sound was in Moscow and immediately organized two all-night jam sessions at the Pravda House of Culture with the famed Arsenal jazz and Time Machine rock groups. These sessions were magical and clearly Heaven sent. Recently, Troitsky was threatened by Vladimir Putin for his criticisms of corruption.

Of the 600 cultural elite gathered, one woman, Alexandra Pakhmutova, was special, yet totally unknown to Living Sound. She had just been awarded the Order of Lenin (1979) and was just appointed to the Supreme Soviet along with Mikhail Gorbachev. She had also just been appointed official composer for the upcoming 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics.

Newsweek cover: Should We Boycott The Olympics, Jan. 28, 1980. Graphic: Newsweek.
Fig. 14: Newsweek cover (Jan. 28, 1980). Cover: Newsweek.
Mike McKibben (L), Herbert Murd at TEXAS Honky Tonk & Cantina, Tallinn, Estonia (2013). Photo: N. McKibben.
Fig. 15: Official 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics film including Living Sound songs, MOSFILM (1981). Screenshot: Mosfilm.
Mike McKibben (L), Herbert Murd at TEXAS Honky Tonk & Cantina, Tallinn, Estonia (2013). Photo: N. McKibben.
Fig. 16: Living Sound EP, Melodiya Records (1980). Cover: Melodiya, Alexandra Pakhmutova, Nikolai Dobronravov, Nancy McKibben, Don Moen, Roman Sinelnikov, Michael McKibben, Living Sound.

Pakhmutova asked Living Sound to rearrange some of her songs in Living Sound’s “positive, uplifting, major key” Gospel style. Two songs stood out which Nancy lyricized: We Can’t Live Without Each Other and Childhood Dreams.

Historians point to 1979-1981 as the beginning of the thaw that resulted in glasnost and perestroika and the collapse of Soviet Marxist-Leninist Communism.

Two days later, on Nov. 4, 1979, the American embassy was overtaken in Tehran, Iran. The next month (Dec. 1979), the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The next month, on Jan. 20, 1980, Jimmy Carter boycotted the Olympics. See Fig. 14.

These political tensions were the crucible for a miraculous East-West collaboration. Pahkmutova and the Soviet Olympic Committee purchased Living Sound’s recordings and placed them on the official 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics film. See Fig. 15. They also released an EP nationally on the state-run record label, Meloydia. Pahkmutova’s webmaster says 1 million albums were sold. See Fig. 16. This happened while Herbert Murd, Living Sound’s translator, was imprisoned for helping them. Therein was the maddening contradiction. Thirty-four years later, recent information says that the KGB Colonel Timusk in Tallinn was defying orders from Moscow to leave Living Sound and their supporters alone. He vented his anger on Murd. Timusk died working in the only job he could get after Communism collapsed: a bar bouncer.

McKibben then visited with Yuri Filinov, music editor for the Komsomolskaya Pravda (Young Communist Party newspaper), and the men hatched a plan to get Living Sound on Soviet TV. That performance was equally Heaven sent.

Newsweek cover: Should We Boycott The Olympics, Jan. 28, 1980. Graphic: Newsweek.
Fig. 17: Living Sound on Soviet Central TV, Moscow, U.S.S.R. (Jul. 23, 1981). Photo: CT U.S.S.R., VAAP.
Mike McKibben (L), Herbert Murd at TEXAS Honky Tonk & Cantina, Tallinn, Estonia (2013). Photo: N. McKibben.
Fig. 18: Between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly and faced down Soviet tanks to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. Photo: J. Tusty, The Singing Revolution.

On Jul. 23, 1981, Soviet TV Central produced a full Living Sound Gospel concert and distributed it nationally. This performance was unprecedented. Living Sound was the first and only contemporary Gospel music group ever to perform on Soviet TV. This occurred during the height of the Cold War while Leonid Brezhnev held power. See Fig. 17.

A decade later, “The Singing Revolution” in the Baltics pitted the Soviet State against unarmed choirs, 2,000,000 of whom linked arms and sang across the three Baltic States to protest Soviet oppression. See Fig. 19. Michael Gorbachev decided to leave Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rather than run his tanks over Baltic choirs. McKibben’s and Living Sound’s earlier work in Estonia is credited with being a non-trivial influence in this non-violent Baltic revolution. See Fig. 18.

On Aug. 23, 1989, some 2,000,000 singing citizens from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands in a chain across the Baltic from Tallinn through Rīga to Vilnius, the Baltic capital cities. This event was called The Baltic Way, The Baltic Chain, The Chain of Freedom and The Singing Revolution. Photos: The Singing Revolution, Inspired, OMIP.lv.
On Sep. 11, 1988, 300,000 Estonians gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Arena (right)—more than a quarter of all Estonians. The were insisting on restoration of independence. Estonians also acted as human shields to protect the radio and TV stations from the Soviet tanks. Through these actions Estonia regained independence without any bloodshed after Mikhail Gorbachev pulled out Soviet tanks rather than run over Estonian choirs.
Fig. 19: On Sep. 11, 1988, 300,000 Estonians gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Arena (right)—more than a quarter of all Estonians. The were insisting on restoration of independence. Estonians also acted as human shields to protect the radio and TV stations from the Soviet tanks. Through these actions Estonia regained independence without any bloodshed after Mikhail Gorbachev pulled out Soviet tanks rather than run over Estonian choirs. On Aug. 23, 1989, some 2,000,000 singing citizens from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands in a chain across the Baltics from Tallinn through Rīga to Vilnius, the Baltic capital cities (above). This event has been called The Baltic Way, The Baltic Chain, The Chain of Freedom and The Singing Revolution. Photos: The Singing Revolution, Inspired, LLIM, OMIP.lv.

Courage, creativity and faith in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity

AT&T Access Plus 3.01, Email System, released by AT&T (Nov. 28, 1995). Cover: AT&T.
Fig. 20: AT&T Access Plus 3.01, Email System, released by AT&T (Nov. 28, 1995). Cover: AT&T.

McKibben in turn credits these experiences with his inspiration for the invention of social networking. That said, while his invention was still on the drawing board in the early 2000s, the invention was hijacked by unscrupulous individuals. The thieves have stripped out the full range of privacy and security features so that they could abuse user privacy so completely that it makes even the KGB blush. The result is a social media environment that has quickly introduced a spy state in America and around the world.

See Tampere, A. (Oct. 14, 2013). Facebook is built on technology stolen from us. Eesti Päevaleht (Estonia Daily) (PDF).

Before inventing social networking, McKibben had competed with AT&T Bell Labs and won the contract to redevelop AT&T’s email system, AT&T Access Plus 3.0, in time for the release of Windows 95. See Fig. 20. He then established one of the first ten commercial websites hosted by AT&T WorldNet. Russia was just emerging then. McKibben wrote an essay published in Moscow titled The New Soviet Economy – What will it look like? which was included in The Organization of Work and the Work Ethic in World History (1995). He also consulted with Patriarch Aleksy II and the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate on leadership development. Some of his Estonian friends were instrumental in translating the Living Bible into Estonian and bringing Christian TV to Russia.

McKibben has authored numerous works on leadership and management, including Oriented Leadership (1994), Beyond Tyranny and Narcissism (2013), Orthodox Christian Meetings (1990), Teamwork (1989), Planning for Success (1985), Up and Running (1985), We Can’t Live Without Each Other (2013), AT&T AccessPlus 3.01 (1996), ScoreKeeper (1994), Sales Manager (1988), Executive ScanCard (1994), The New Soviet Economy – What Will It Look Like? (1992) and The Organization of Work and the Work Ethic (1992). These are in addition to the numerous works associated with his social networking invention including Leader Phone®, Leader Alert®, Leader Meeting™, Digital Leaderboard®, Leader2Leader® (2001-2015) and Leader® Private Email™ – Your privacy and security matter™ with a Privacy Pledge:™ We won't read your email™.

Harvard / World Bank economist Larry Summers exploited Russian economic chaos (1993) for personal gain

During those early post-Soviet days, Russian leaders complained to McKibben about Harvard economists who were making irresponsible recommendations about how to privatize the economy. One of those Harvard professors was economist Larry Summers who had just left Harvard to join the World Bank as chief economist. His assistants included Sheryl K. Sandberg (now Facebook chief operating officer) and Yuri Milner (Facebook’s largest outside investor). During this time, McKibben observed the opening of the first Russian stock exchange using folding tables for trading desks.

McKibben’s invention of social networking “cracked the code” on how large-scale collaboration could occur over the Internet. Previous enterprise client-server platforms by IBM, Microsoft and Novell were able to work within a single corporation, but not with millions of users. Despite their billions of dollars to spend on R&D, McKibben’s invention was a quantum leap forward in Internet technology.

Leader Technologies, Inc. logo
Graphic: Leader Technologies, Inc.

Coming off his AT&T success, McKibben founded Leader Technologies in Columbus, Ohio in 1997 and organized a “dream team” of technologists to implement his innovations. He had observed from AT&T’s customers worldwide that legacy systems were not able to scale to the capabilities of the emerging Internet. He and his dream team took two years before achieving the creative “ah hah” moment in late 1999. They discovered the Achilles’ heel of existing client-server and groupware assumptions that were all the rage back then. Because they had collectively built many of the world’s largest systems in banking, telecommunications, network services, messaging, accounting and defense, they knew their discoveries were novel.

McKibben also knew that their discoveries were too early since there were only 10 million total Internet users then. So, he filed for patents.

Working through referrals, McKibben was introduced to prominent law Professor James P. Chandler, III, in Washington, D.C. Chandler advised the White House, Congress, the Judiciary and American intelligence on intellectual property and security matters. McKibben was flattered by his immediate interest in Leader’s inventions. Chandler agreed that McKibben’s inventions were novel and immediately agreed to become Leader’s patent attorney and director.

Unbeknownst to McKibben, Chandler was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Hindsight shows that Chandler, a prominent black law professor, was already on his own mission to fundamentally transform America ala Barack Obama, and he was busy building a spy state platform through which his clients at the NSA, FBI and intelligence could monitor everyone on the planet. He had already selected IBM as his client and platform of choice. While he liked Leader, he liked IBM better, and set out to steal Leader’s invention and give it to IBM. Notably, his main IBM contact was David J. Kappos, who was appointed director of the Patent Office in August 2009 by Barack Obama.

In what patent experts say was dubious advice, Chandler told Leader to “reduce the invention to practice” before he would file the patents. He said there were more than 60 patentable inventions (Facebook has since filed hundreds, so 60 was conservative).

On Jun. 6, 2002, Chandler concocted a custody escrow agreement to obtain a copy of Leader’s actual programming code for ostensible safekeeping. Eleven weeks later, all of Leader’s innovations appeared in IBM Eclipse Foundation’s Version 2.0.1, with IBM claiming a copyright on the stolen code.

The Social Network movie about Facebook was a lie— misdirection to divert attention from the real thieves: Chandler, IBM, the Cartel and the emerging American Spy State

Leader subsequently discovered a major design problem that took a year to resolve. During 2003 Leader’s engineers worked to solve the problem. Chandler and his IBM Eclipse “PayPal Mafia” cronies—all Harvard alumni (Breyer, Hoffman, Li, Swartz, Summers, Chandler, Cohler . . . all except Peter Thiel and Joseph Lonsdale from Stanford)—had recruited a 19-year old programmer and Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, to be the front man at Harvard for their “next Bill Gates” narrative for a campus-wide facebook.

While Leader was debugging their code, Zuckerberg’s job was to prevent any other campus facebook from emerging before his. Three others were in the works: Winkelevoss Twins (Harvard Connection), Greenspan (houseSYSTEM) and Paul Ceglia (StreetFax/Facebook). Zuckerberg made programming deals with the Winklevosses and Ceglia then stonewalled them, and made false promises of cooperation with Greenspan to stall him.

Then, on Oct. 28, 2003, on the same night that Leader’s engineers debugged a central piece of the code, Zuckerberg hacked the House sites of Harvard, stole student photos, and wrote in his online diary “Let the hacking begin.”

Bookmark: Cite as: https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/Michael-T-McKibben-AFI-backgrounder.html#timeline

Spy State Cartel 2002-2005 Theft Timeline

Jun. 2002
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Ground Zero for the Theft of Social Networking
Aug. 2002

The Day the IBM, NSA, Eclipse Foundation Spy State turned against  the U.S. Constitution
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  • right animated arrowOn Aug. 29, 2002, just eleven (11) weeks after Chandler received Leader's source code, IBM Eclipse Foundation released Version 2.0.1 that included all of Leader Technologies' innovations for the first time. IBM claimed copyrights on the source code
    which had ballooned from 12.6 MB in Version 2.0 (released Aug. 09, 2002) to 109 MB in Version 2.0.1 (released Aug. 29, 2002)—an 8.7 times increase in size in just 20 days. Despite this massive increase from "a single source" in 2002, IBM/Eclipse, in classic attorney double-speak (lies), claimed in 2004 that they were "unable to locate" the original contributor, Leader Technologies. These people were funded with $40 million of IBM funds on Nov. 29, 2001, just nine months earlier. They included IBM, SAP, Oracle, Hitachi, HP, Fujitsu, Borland, WebGain, Microsoft, Rational, QNX, SuSE, Red Hat, TogetherSoft, Sybase, MontaVista, Parasoft and Merant. And we're allowing these devious people to run our digital networks?

    How could they have forgotten to ask their progenitor, spy master and attorney godfather, James P. Chandler, III that he had given Leader Technologies' source code to them (illegally)? See IBM Eclipse Theft Timeline.
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On Apr. 14, 2004, Anne-Marie Slaughter published A New World Order. Slaughter is related by marriage to George Soros. On Jan. 23, 2009, Slaughter became Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chief political adviser in one of Clinton's first appointments. Cover: Princeton Univ. Press.
Fig. 21: On Apr. 14, 2004, Anne-Marie Slaughter published A New World Order. Slaughter is related by marriage to George Soros. On Jan. 23, 2009, Slaughter became Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chief political adviser in one of Clinton's first appointments. Cover: Princeton University Press.
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These Facebook insiders fleeced public markets in the 2012 Facebook IPO. Leader v. Facebook judges made out like bandits also.

On May 22, 2012, Facebook insiders, including James W. Breyer, Accel Partners, Peter Thiel, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Meritech Mgmt. cashed in $13.26 billion on Day 3 of the IPO. Data: MS Money.
Fig. 22: On May 22, 2012, Facebook insiders including James W. Breyer, Accel Partners, Peter Thiel, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Meritech Mgmt. cashed in $13.26 billion on Day 3 of the IPO that prompted an epic rant by CNBC's Jim Cramer. Data: MS Money.
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For a complete timeline, go to https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/cyberhijack/cyber-hijack-findings.html (also PDF).

These thieves are called the “Cartel.”

Newsweek cover: Should We Boycott The Olympics, Jan. 28, 1980. Graphic: Newsweek.
Fig. 23: Andy Kopplin, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco’s Chief of Staff who oversaw the Hurricane Katrina life saving and disaster recovery with Leader Technologies' assistance. Photo: State of Louisiana Press Office.
President George W. Bush receives a briefing from U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honore, left, inside the Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Monday Sept. 5, 2005, as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, second from right, and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, right, participate the meeting. Photo: White House.
Fig. 24: President George W. Bush briefed by U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honore, left, inside the Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Monday Sept. 5, 2005, as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, second from right, and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, right, listen. Leader Phone® conference phone links remote participants. Photo: The White House.
Newsweek cover: Should We Boycott The Olympics, Jan. 28, 1980. Graphic: Newsweek.
Fig. 25: Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi before Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 22, 2005). Photo: Pass Christian Harbor Master.
President George W. Bush receives a briefing from U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honore, left, inside the Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Monday Sept. 5, 2005, as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, second from right, and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, right, participate the meeting. Photo: White House.
Fig. 26: Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi harbor after Hurricane Katrina. Early Leader Alert® notice enabled timely evacuation and saved hundreds of millions of dollars in floating assets (Aug. 31, 2005). Photo: Pass Christian Harbor Master.

While the Cartel was busy secretly ripping off Leader Technologies...

On August 29, 2005, the day the levees broke in New Orleans, Louisiana, Leader received an urgent telephone call from the office of Andy Kopplin, Chief of Staff for then Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco. The telephone network for internal calls in Louisiana had failed and the Governor needed to coordinate the State’s response to the unfolding Hurricane Katrina disaster. Out-of-state calls were still working. Leader responded immediately and then supplied continuous audio conferencing, alerting and news services 24x7 for the Governor, her staff, all Louisiana state agencies and federal first responders. See Figs. 23, 24.

Leader’s emergency services platform was one of the few working systems that never went down during the disaster—one of the largest natural disasters in the history of the United States. Leader Alert® was used by Pass Christian Harbor, Pass Christian, Mississippi to instruct vessel owners to clear the harbor prior to Katrina making landfall. The vessels were moved out of harm’s way, but the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed directly over the harbor, completely destroying it. See Figs. 25, 26.

U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761, McKibben et al, Dynamic Association of Electronically Stored Information with Iterative Workflow Changes, Nov. 21, 2006. Cover: U.S. Patent Office.
Fig. 27: U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761, McKibben et al, Dynamic Association of Electronically Stored Information with Iterative Workflow Changes, Nov. 21, 2006. Cover: U.S. Patent Office.

In 2006, Leader received U.S. Patent No. 7, 139,761, McKibben et al, Dynamic Association of Electronically Stored Information with Iterative Workflow Changes, Nov. 21, 2006—the “secret sauce” technological innovation that is popularly called “social networking.” See Fig. 27.

However, what Leader did not know was that the Cartel and Chandler were already well down the path of fundamentally transforming America through their activities to form a permanent spy state with selected “public-private” cronies. They were not about to let a patent stand in their way. On Jul. 28, 2010, Leader proved in federal court that Facebook infringes their patent on 11 of 11 claims. Subsequently, the appeals judges, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., rallied behind Facebook anyway, without disclosing their holdings of Facebook interests and their relationships to Facebook’s attorneys.

Leader v. Facebook judges all held substantial Facebook financial interests and attorney conflicts

Due to the Cartel’s villainy, McKibben and his investors have yet to enjoy the fruits of their invention. Subsequent investigations prove that all of the judges in Leader v. Facebook held and hold substantial Facebook financial interests in violation of Canon 2 of the Code of Conduct for Federal Judges. The judges also had undisclosed relationship conflicts with Facebook’s attorneys. One of them even represented the circuit judges themselves in an ethics case two years earlier. These judges had to even ignore their own precedent decisions to keep from ruling for Leader.

A New World Order – George Soros / Anne-Marie Slaughter / Hillary Clinton

AFI researchers have recently discovered the Cartel’s intention is to build a “New World Order.” The motives are as old as history: greed and power. See AFI (Dec. 19, 2015). The Fall of the U.S. and the Rise of A New World Order. Americans For Innovation (PDF). See Fig. 21.

Like peeling the layers of an onion, this Cartel of judges, regulators, politicians and corporations is now identified and the evidence of this theft is substantial. Their plan is to seize power in three steps:

Three Stages of the coming George Soros “New World Order”
Encryption thwarts the Cartel's ability to invade a person's privacy.
3 World Fundamentally transform America into just another cog in the Cartel’s pool of nations they control.
2 Users / Corporations / Nations Steal from and/or fool customers into invading their privacy and stealing their personal information. Then, exploit that data for advertising, competitive intelligence and voter manipulation, storing the data offshore.
1 Social Networking Steal and exploit Leader Technologies’ social networking inventions.
Table 1: The three stages of George Soros’ New World Order takeover.

The identities of the Cartel players in both political parties are starting to show themselves. The sudden emergence of the common theme of encryption from both parties is telling. With encryption, the spy state and the New World Order cannot rule—since they won’t be able to figure out in advance what their enemies are up to.

Encryption is a consistent theme in both Parties—the candidates below all support giving the NSA Spy State Cartel backdoor keys to all digital communications—NOTE: This is good for their personal investments and power, but it destroys your liberty, personal privacy and freedom from unlawful government intrusion. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

America's founders fought a Revolution to protect your right to privacy and property over an oppressive government. Ben Franklin (Nov. 11, 1755, Reply to the Governor): "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Democrat

Hillary & Bill Clinton has substantial Cartel donors, e.g.,Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, AT&T, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Microsoft, Vanguard, UBS, Xerox, White & Case, Merrill L ynch, Citigroup, Cisco, Barclays. Bill and Hillary have collected $15.5 million in speaking fees from these organizations since 2002.

Barack & Michelle Obama became uber wealthy while in office. They are building a house in California to be near their Silicon Valley sycophants as they carry forward George Soros' New World Order agenda, having seized control of the public communications infrastructure during his eight years as President.

Republican

Jeb Bush is supported by the Cartel's Right to Rise PAC that includes James W. Breyer. He has also received donations from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup, Wal-Mart, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, and Gibson Dunn LLP.

Marco Rubio is supported by Cartel members Goldman Sachs, Oracle, UBS, Horowitz (Andreessen), Morgan Stanley, Wiley Rein LLP

John Kasich holds substantial stocks in the Cartel, including JPMorgan, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Baidu (China), Tesla Motors, State Street Corp, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Xerox, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, Accenture, Athenhealth, Castlight Health and IBM.

Chris Christie supported by Cartel members Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Dell, Motorola, Vanguard Horowitz (Andreessen), Merrill Lynch (Bank of America).

Carly Fiorina has substantial holdings in most of the significant Cartel members, including JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, AT&T, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Scientific, CBS, CGI Group, Cisco, Citigroup, Comcast, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EMC, Expedia (Microsoft), Facebook, Fidelty, Groupon, HP, Intel, IBM, iShares, JPMorgan, LinkedIn, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price, Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Salesforce.com, State Street, TIBCO, Time Warner, UBS, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Walmart (Accel Partners, James W. Breyer), Walt Disney (ABC), Xerox.

Summary:

Going forward in the best of all worlds, privacy advocates will:

  1. Support establishing a new social network based on Leader’s full design that respects privacy and security.
  2. Go Private!™ Support the immediate offer of Leader® Private Email™ with a Privacy Pledge™: Your privacy and security matter. We won’t read your mail. (yourname@leader.com).
  3. Assist Leader Technologies to press the hard evidence of the Cartel’s criminality nationally and internationally in any combination of:
    1. Legal (in non-corrupt courts).
    2. Documentaries (non-fiction) (e.g. hijack of social networking, spy state, attack on privacy, …).
    3. Books (non-fiction).
    4. Movies (fiction; Ludlum/Grisham-like thriller, spy state, new world order, …).
    5. News coverage.
    6. Citizen education on how to take back your privacy.
    7. Other pursuits in the Court of Public Opinion.
  4. Pray that the Cartel criminals will have an epiphany about the ethical timelessness of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1–17), notably "You shall not lie" and "You shall not steal," and the Golden Rule "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18); affirmed by Jesus Christ as one of the greatest Commandments (Matthew 22:35–40 and Mark 12:28–34).
  5. Ask for St. John Paul's continued prayers for our world, Michael McKibben and Leader Technologies, and for the eternal souls of the Cartel criminals lost in their criminality.

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