Faces Along the Trail
Terms used on theTrail Signs.
Tracks of Many More Players and Places
Definitions - a brief list
Land Swap Game
Players and Places Found in the Game
201 Mission Street, San Francisco - This building houses many of the Players.
Alliance of America Says Gold Heist
Angelides, Philip - California state treasurer; Calpers board.
Anson, Mark - chief Investment Officer for Calpers.
Babbitt, Senator, Secretary of Interior, Lobbied Senate, ejected
Bap, (Bay Area Partnership), Barea, Jmb, Calpers, Blum all found in the Great Gold Heist together.
Bareia - Bay Area Real Estate Investment Associates L.P.; taken over by Calpers for large share of Catellus. In December 1989, SFP sold 19.9% of the Company to Bay Area Real Estate Investment Associates, L.P. (BAREIA), a California limited partnership whose general partner was JMB/Bay Area Partners and whose limited partner was the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS). Later Bareia folded, and Calpers gained over 40% control of Catellus stock. For documentation, see SEC.
Big Bear Ranger District, San Bernadino County
Big Horn Mountain Wilderness - In danger in the Great Gold Heist.
BLM - Bureau of Land Management, a federal agency; involved in the land swaps and quiet boundary changes.
Blum, Richard - Feinstein's husband; real estate tycoon, controls Catellus; involved in politics with Davis; May have been involved in Chinagate. Involved with URS Greiner. Nearly the same trail as Feinstein.
Brackpool, Keith - left England amidst legal problems involving securities; advises Davis on water issues.
Brawley, El Centro Farmers Go Dry
Brown, Willie - Mayor of the City of San Francisco, California; appointed by Davis to Calpers board.
Burkle, Ron - Deeply involved in Davis politics, Catellus and Yucaipa. Burkle hired Clinton.
Burton, James - former CEO of Calpers; taking over operations for the World Gold Council.
Cadiz - In about 2000, Gray Davis, Keith Brackpool, and billionaire Ron Burkle ventured to Egypt to promote a water deal, featuring Cadiz technology, with hopes that the deal would bring "jobs to California".
Cal Natl Forest Wilderness Act - A key act in the Land Swap Game in the Great Gold Heist. Also see Wilderness Act;
California Teachers Fund and assigned lands - see Great Gold Heist, which is a land heist in this case.
Californa Wildlife Federation -Is opposed to the Wilderness Act, saying it will kill animals. Not to be confused with the Wilderness Society with Blum on the Board.
Calpers, Pers - California Public Employees Retirement System. Calpers once owned over 40 % percent of Catellus according to the SEC. Davis appointed Brown to the Calpers board. Research questions: Was Calpers milked to finance the scams? Was stock from affiliated companies manipulated? Also see Great Gold Heist.
Canal from the Colorado River past the Salton Sea carrying water in the Land Swap Game.
Catellus - the outfit managing the property; controlled by Blum; was owned by the Santa Fe Railroad and Calpers. Also see Blum; Great Gold Heist; Santa Fe
CDCAP - Cal Desert Conservation Area Plan
Center for Public Service and the Common Good (CPSCG) - the think tank Democrat Pelosi has funded at SFU. This should be watched. Think tanks can be easily controlled by the control of money.
Chinagate - see Cox Report; see Feinstein and Blum.
Chocolate Mountain Gunnery Range in the Mohave Desert where the gold lies waiting.
Clinton, Bill - our impeached President and convicted perjurer; hired by Burkle.
Colorado River - the essential waters running past the Salton Sea in the Land Swap Game.
Congress of the US - passes bills to allow the scam to work. Collusion is suggested in the Great Gold Heist.
Consolidate Goldfields - getting the rough end of the stick in the heist.
Cox Report - exposed the Chinagate scandal; this report must be posted in full on the Internet in Ascii text format (.ptxt).
CPSCG - see Center for ... .
Cranston, Alan, Senator, key playor of Keating Five notoriety in the S&L demise.
Davis, Gray - Governor of California from 1994 to 2007; signed bills needed to make the scam work; demands payola. Quid pro quo is so common in Saco that it is no longer news.
Davis, Sharon - wife of Governor Gray Davis.
Desert Wilderness Protecton Act - a key unit in the Land Swap Game in the Great Gold Heist.
Deukmejian, Governor of California, in the Great Gold Heist as a Director of the Santa Fe Company
DiFi - Senator Diane Feinstein from California
Eagle Mountain Mine - suffering in the process.
Erisa - Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ESA - US Dept of Labor, Employment Standards Administration
ESA - Endangered Species Acts (ESA & CESA); The California Endangered Species Act (CESA) and the Federal Endangered Species Act (FESA). The federal counterpart is unconstitutional if it involves land and/or water that runs with that land, a critical concept.
Feinstein, Diane - US Senator (D-CA); nicknamed DiFi and the Modern Jesse James; pushes passage of bills to make the scam work; much documentation exists with her name in a real estate swap scam in the Mohave, etc.; DiFi was a big player in Chinagate (see Cox Report); should check to see if DiFi has ownership in Catellus through the Santa Fe RR. DiFi is even linked to the Communist Chinese in the Great Gold Heist in the Land Swap Game.
Fife, Donald - spokesman for the National Association of Mining Districts as of 1995. He's a good guy exposing the Great Gold Heist.
Forest Service - See USFS.
Garamendi, John - in BLM.
Global Crossing - huge bankruptcy scandal. Davis was in there.
Golden Parachute - check out the control change in the SEC listing of Catellus. Calpers is in there.
Greiner - See URS Greiner
Hatch Act - Limits public employees dealing with federal funds.
Horse Thief Flats in the San Bernadino Mountains. Check out this dynamite, literally, forest fire. And you thought Al Gore was dumb.
Huffington, Michael (R-CA) - Good Guy in Congress who tried to stop the Great Gold Heist.
Japanese Connection - Their dumping steel on the US Market figured into the Great Gold Heist. Kaiser Steel lost a mine. There will be more.
JMB/Bay Area Partners - Partners with Calpers and Bareia. Blum figures in there. See the Great Gold Heist here and there for profits.
Kaiser Steel went broke in their mine because the Japanese dumped steel on the US market.
Korean Connection - Just keep this in mind for now.
Land Swap Game - worthless land is being traded for the richest gold land in the world in the Great Gold Heist.
Mesquite Gold Mine - Here is where the action starts on the Gold Trail. The Mesquite Mine vein continues on into the Chocolate Mountains Gunnery Range. Hence, the Land Swap Game.
Military, US - Involved in the land swaps and quiet boundary changes. See Great Gold Heist; see Gold Trail.
Miller, George (D-CA) - representing the East San Francisco Bay area, led the charge to ram the wilderness bill through the House where it was passed by a voice vote. Also see Senator Wallop, a good guy.
Minerals, Rare Earths, Boron - Some are found only in the California desert and may be lost if the Great Gold Heist succeeds.
Mission Bay Project - Gets the Great Gold Heist over to the San Francisco Bay area where more gigantic swindles are quietly in process.
Mohave Desert - Where Catellus (Santa Fe) owns many acres of worthless land that is being swapped for gold bearing land in the Land Swap Game in the Great Gold Heist.
National Park Wilderness - Created my the Wilderness Act to close out industry. See Wilderness Act; California
Navy, US - Strangely, the Navy is out there in the desert with a part in the Great Gold Heist. Maybe it's their Chocolate Mountain Gunnery Range.
Nevada's water is in danger.
NPS - National Park Service - have a part in the Great Gold Heist. Also see USFS - Forest Service.
Oregon's watershed may be affected in the Great Gold Heist.
Pelosi - see Center for ... .
Pension Funds are being sacked for funds for operating costs and profit in the process along the way. By all means, see Calipers, the big one.
PO Box 1360, Gardnerville, NV - May be worth investigating.
Political Robbers - Our elected and appointed politicians, federal and state, are stealing us blind.
Queen, Dehnert, a San Francisco business man, is one of the good guys.
Pressler, Sheryl -sent letter from Calpers to Catellus stating that Calpers was taking over Bareia.
Rising, Nelson C - accepted letter from Pressler stating that Calpers was taking over Bareia.
Saco Legislature - California State Legislature in Sacramento passes bills to allow the scam to work.
Salton Sea in Southern Californian might not be good to drink, but it present a pleasant view from the new houses apparently planned in conjunction with the Great Gold Heist in the Land Swap Game. Might as well pick up a few side bucks along the way in this Carnival of the Desert. Also see the Canal that carries the drinking water from the Colorado River. Great plans are in the works, all for private profit at great loss to the people.
San Bernardino National Forest. See Bighorn Mountain Wilderness.
Santa Fe Pacific - Absorbed by Catellus, the Blum company that is a big player in the Great Gold Heist and the bay bridge scandals. See Catellus; URS Greiner; Blum; DiFi Feinstein
Scott, Ms Sylvia, SEC
SEC - Securities Exchange Commission, registers stock companies. Also see Great Gold Heist.
Secrecy apparently is esential to the process of the Great Gold Heist. Highly illegal, it would seem.
SFP - Santa Fe Pacific Corporation; owned Catellus. See Blum.
Seiger, Joseph R. - Chairman of the Board of Catellus (the "Executive").
Sierra Club - Hiding behind the veil of protecting the environment, the Sierra Club has become involved in Land Swap Game. See Tom Knudson series in the Saco Bee; Used as a front in the Great Gold Heist; and received donations at that time. Sure looks phony from where I am sitting.
Socity for Bighorn Sheep - oppose the Wilderness Act, saying it will kill the animals. Also see California Wildlife Federation.
Teachers Fund Acres - were dedicated to support of schools and our teachers. Will lose heavily in the Great Gold Heist in the Land Swap Game.
Think Tank, Pelosi - see Center for ... .
TNC - The Nature Conservancy. This outfit is nothing but big time scandal out to ruin the country. Much more will appear on them in the future.
URS Greiner - real estate company owned by Blum. Also see SEC records; Catellus; Santa Fe
USFS - United States Forest Service - involved in the Great Gold Heist with quiet boundary changes. Also see NPS - Nation Park Service.
Vento, Bruce (D-MN) - One of several Congressmen who took a secret trip to the desert in conjunction with the Great Gold Heist.
Wallace, Stephen P. - an employee of Catellus (the "Executive").
Wallop, Malcolm, Senator (R-WY) - Filibuster galantly to stop the Wilderness Bill.
Wilderness Act - A key element in the Great Gold Heist.
Wilderness Society - Blum is/was a director of some sort. Not to be confused with the California Wildlife Federation.
Wilderness areas are a fake in the Mohave, according to some authorities. This is getting interesting.
Wildlands Conservancy -
Wilson, Pete - California Senator, later governor, who figures in the Great Gold Heist.
Wollack, Richard - Co-founder of Premier Pacific Vineyards, an investment firm specializing in vineyards; donated to Davis.
Yamaguchi, Michael J - US Attorney figuring in with the SEC and the Great Gold Heist.
Yucaipa - apparently a deli store front for investments; SEC shows 6 listings, controlled by Blum. Also see Davis.
(There are more.)
Congress - the Congress of the United States.
Saco - the California State Legislature in Sacramento, California, Gray Davis, Governor.
San Fran - The government of the City of San Francisco, California.
Davis - Gray Davis, recalled governor of California.
da Mayor - Willie Brown, Mayor of the City of San Francisco, California; Brown initiated this term.
DiFi - U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein from California.
Chinagate - The covert and treasonous acts in the impeached Clinton days covered by the Cox Report. Clinton sold top secret technology to Communist China.
Scam - illicit process in which taxpayers money is covertly moved into private pockets.
Phony - illicit forgery characterized by a sham designed to cheat people out of money.
Payola - illicit money passing between parties in a deal. With Davis this quid pro quo was called Pay to Play".
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Think Tank - group of people who analyze and create using their mind. They can be influenced and controlled, especially by monetary control. See Center for ... .
Land Swap Game
Something big is going on here. As various landmarks of interest appear and re-appear along the trails, it becomes apparent that a routine involving junk land, valuable land, water, construction and legislation is making someone some very big money, frequently only in the process. For instance, desert waste land in the Mohave Desert is being traded for land with water, freeways and gold -- one of the richest and easiest to mine gold deposits in the world. There is probably enough gold there to bail the State of California out of the debt that Governor Davis dumped on the state, and that the Saco Legisature later refused to let their new Governator fix.
Then the Yucaipa companies appear in the desert and in the San Francisco Bay area associated with Richard Blum, husband of U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein. Yucaipa is listed on the SEC as a food outfit. I don't know about you, but I can't eat waste desert sand. It sure sounds goofy to me.
Then URS Greiner pops up with Blum and Burton all along that trail.
Now comes Catellus and the sights really get interesting. Catellus brings in Calpers, possibly the largest and most powerful public retirement fund in the US. Calpers brings in San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and California recalled-Governor Gray Davis. That completes the circle of legislative influence. Blum is in there all the way, and he is U.S. Senator Feinstein's husband.
Then, of all places, Communist China enters the picture. Now I admit, Beijing is a long ways from the Mohave Desert. But hey! I did not create these trails. I am merely mapping them. Blum, Feinstein and Davis are along the trail that leads to Communist China and the Cox Report on Chinagate from the impeached Clinton days of infamy.
Now add in the bridges. Blum probably controls URS, Greiner and URS Greiner. That outfit is huge, develops real estate and builds things like huge bridges. There has been a great deal of activity about bridges in the SF Bay area and San Diego. They start, then they stop, then they start again. The San Francisco Chronicle published some stories on the bridges. Well, as long as we are musing about the scenery along the Bridge Trail, let's muse about the fact that URS Greiner is registered with the SEC and the stock market. One might ponder if URS Greiner and Yucaipa had stock value changes in the process as the bridge projects started and stopped, and then started again. And could passage of laws had any influence here? (Is the profit in the "process"?)
Most, if not all, of those bridges charge tolls. Where is that money going?
Some of those bridges qualify for federal money. Where is all that money going, especially if the projects are not completed?
It does not require the services of a rocket scientist to smell a big and covert operation therein. Covert operations and secrecy appear to be a requirement. Could something have been gained in the process?
Obviously, something this big means lots of players. And lots of players means sharing the loot. And sharing the loot means big bucks are required to make the scam worth the risk. And big bucks leave big trails. From what has been uncovered thus far, it appears that clandestine operations exist that will make Watergate look like a Sunday School picnic. How could President Bush and proper federal authorities not have been alerted to this situation? There has been no apparent move to initiate an investigation as of 2-11-04.
Please note that no definite conclusion has been drawn here. The writer is merely reporting what he sees. There can be no law prohibiting printing truth. Conclusions are left to the realm of the readers and investigative reporters.
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