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We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!


Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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WHO IS VINCENT B. LISI? (UPDATE)

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Today, August 29, 2013, after a big push from U. S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz (Boston) and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division, a federal grand jury  returned an indictment against a 19-year old college kid, Robel Phillipos, who had previously been charged with making false statements during the Boston Marathon bombing terrorism investigation.

 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Boston Division, Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which is composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies.

 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Department of Public Safety, City of New Bedford, New Bedford Police Department, Dartmouth Police Department, U.S. Department of Transportation-Office of Inspector General, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations provided assistance to this investigation.

 

Also, Ortiz’s Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit, with the assistance of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, helped all the law enforcement agencies listed above..

 

Wow! That's a whole lot of firepower arrayed against a 19-year old kid accused only of lying to the cops.

 

Ever wonder where your tax dollar goes? After the U.S. military, the next biggest part of your tax dollar goes to the federal police state.

 

Another thing. If convicted, Phillipos faces a maximum penalty of up to eight years in federal prison on each of the two counts.

 

So, all this fuss for lying to the cops by a kid who was only trying to protect a friend. Sure, it was a stupid error in judgement on the part of this kid, but did we really need more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies to investigate him.


But there's another aspect to this announcement today that goes far beyond the obvious overkill by federal law enforcement and equally obvious waste of taxpayer money.


The other thing that disturbs me? 


It's Vincent B. Lisi. The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division

 

My question?

 

If the feds can bring the hammer down on this Phillipos kid, why wasn't Vincent B. Lisi, investigated and indicted earlier in his career for possibly doing something a lot more serious than the Phillipos kid?

 

Vincent Lisi may have, in fact, falsified evidence to frame an innocent man in a domestic terrorism case involving anthrax letter attacks -- a case that made national headlines for several years.

 

The framed man ultimately committed suicide.

 

And the framed man was no terrorist.

He was absolutely not a terrorist. Just the opposite. He was at top researcher at USAMRIID at Fort Detrick. And, he was such an outstanding research scientist that he had received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service—the highest award given to Defense Department civilian employees.


Vincent B. Lisi may have framed this guy.


But why?


To try to answer that question, let's start at the beginning.

 

WHO IS VINCENT B. LISI?

 

This just in: Vincent B. Lisi Named Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division (July 24, 2013)

 

Who is Vince B. Lisi? 

 

Most recently, Lisi was the section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI. Before that, Lisi was the Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of an "extraterritorial criminal squad". What is an extraterritorial criminal squad? Sounds like an off-the-books operation. Black ops. Covert. I wonder if Congress knows about extraterritorial criminal squads?

 

Before the extraterritorial gig, Lisi was stationed where? You guessed it! The Middle East. Yemen, in fact. As the legal attaché in Sana’a, Yemen.

 

But here's where it really gets interesting. In September and October 2001, Lisi was selected to lead the Amerithrax investigation of the anthrax letter attacks. Remember the anthrax letter attacks? And how a "mad scientist" was framed? And then mysteriously committed suicide?

 

Yes, that's our man Vincent B. Lisi popping up again. 

 

What a coincidence.

 

Let's review that anthrax letter case.

 

Here's the FBI's official statement: "The FBI’s conclusion that USAMRIID scientist Dr. Bruce Ivins, a former scientist at Fort Detrick, perpetrated the anthrax attacks of 2001, is largely built on an extensive microbial forensics investigation. That investigation linked the spores found in recovered letters to material contained in a flask labeled “RMR-1029” that was under Dr. Ivins’ sole control. According to the FBI’s analysis, RMR-1029 contained anthrax spores of the Ames variety, with specific genetic features consistent with the letter attack materials. The results of research by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Sciences Unit of the FBI just published in the Journal of Forensic Scientists provide additional data about the attack material."

 

The FBI continues: "During the Amerithrax investigation, it was discovered that some laboratories that possessed the Ames strain were purifying the spores using a product that contained meglumine and diatrizoate. From lab records, it was determined that the spores contained in RMR-1029 were similarly purified using these compounds. This information gave rise to the question of whether the attack materials were taken directly from RMR-1029. To answer this question, the FBI developed a detection method that employed liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to determine the presence of these compounds.1 As expected, the FBI investigators did find that anthrax spores taken directly from RMR-1029 contained both meglumine and diatrizoate."

 

But there's a problem. A very big problem. And the FFBI knows it.

 

The problem?

 

No evidence of these compounds, meglumine and diatrizoate, was found when the spores from the anthrax letters were analyzed using the FBI's same method.

 

This fact means that if the anthrax spores used in the attack were taken from RMR-1029, their preparation would have required extra steps prior to mailing. That type of purification would have required specialized machinery and likely would have left traces of the material on machinery. No such material was found, though, and in a recently settled civil case in Florida, the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledged that the specialized machinery was not available at USAMRIID.

 

There's more.

 

In their depositions, William Russell Byrne and Gerard P. Andrews, Ivins’s supervisors before and after the anthrax mailings, said they were virtually certain of his innocence. Byrne and Andrews both said Ivins didn’t have the technical skill to make the extremely fine powder and both said the Fort Detrick lab’s equipment could not have dried the anthrax so it could be turned into powder without contaminating parts of the facility.

 

These statements are in addition to the fact that no evidence of the compounds, meglumine and diatrizoate, was found when the spores from the anthrax letters were analyzed by the FBI.

 

The FBI lied. They framed Dr. Bruce Ivins. 

 

The FBI named Ivins as a "key suspect", but he was never formally charged. Ivins protested his innocence for years, trying to clear his good name, before apparently taking his own life. 

 

About the suicide? The apparent suicide?

 

On the morning of July 27, 2008, Ivins was found unconscious at his home. He was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital and died on July 29 from an overdose of Tylenol, an apparent suicide. 

 

Tylenol?

 

No autopsy was ordered following his death because, according to an officer in the local police department, the state medical examiner "determined that an autopsy wouldn't be necessary" based on laboratory test results of blood taken from the body.

 

Three years later, Congress named a special panel at the National Academy of Sciences to review the FBI's scientific work on the case.

 

The panel was chaired by Alice P. Gast, president of Lehigh University.

 

On May 15, 2011, the panel released its findings, which "conclude[d] that the Bureau overstated the strength of genetic analysis linking the mailed anthrax to a supply kept by Bruce E. Ivins."

 

The panel stated that its primary finding was that, "It is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the B. anthracis in the mailings based on the available scientific evidence alone."

 

During the panel's deliberations, Dr. Henry S. Heine, a microbiologist who was Ivins' fellow researcher at the Army Medical Research Institute, called to testify.

 

Heine told a National Academy of Sciences panel on April 22, 2010 that he considered it impossible that Ivins could have produced the anthrax used in the attacks without detection.

 

Heine told the 16-member National Academy of Sciences panel that producing the quantity of spores in the letters would have taken at least a year of intensive work using the equipment at the army lab. Such an effort would not have escaped colleagues’ notice, and lab technicians who worked closely with Dr. Ivins have told him they saw no such work.

 

Heine also disputed the notion that biological containment measures where Dr. Ivins worked were inadequate to prevent the spores from floating out of the laboratory into animal cages and offices. He told the panel that if the containment was inadequate, "You would have had a lot of dead animals and dead people."

 

So why was Ivins framed?

 

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but let me say this much. A government guilty of lying about Weapons of Mass Destruction to invade Iraq, and killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, if not millions, would not hesitate for a second to kill the reputation of a "mad scientist." 

 

The true pity is that Dr, Bruce Ivins was a hero. On March 14, 2003, Ivins and two of his colleagues at USAMRIID at Fort Detrick received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service—the highest award given to Defense Department civilian employees—for helping solve technical problems in the manufacture of anthrax vaccine.

 

To my way of thinking, Dr. Bruce Ivins sounds like another one of my heroes -- John "Jack" Parsons Wheeler III.

 

Both worked at the highest levels of national security. Both died under mysterious circumstances. And both were targeted after their deaths by rumor campaigns that intended to discredit them by suggesting that both Ivins and Wheeler suffered from mental illness.

 

And now, Vincent B. Lisi has been named Special Agent in Charge of Boston Division -- Boston, where martial law was declared during the manhunt for Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

 

It was the FBI that declared martial in the entire City of Boston. And declaring martial law in a major metropolitan city for the manhunt of one individual was an unprecedented event in our nation's history. Scarier, it was an unprecedented suspension of the U.S. Constitution.

 

Was Boston a dress rehearsal for when the feds declare martial law in the entire U.S. following a false flag attack?

 

We have met the enemy. And it is us. 

 

And Vincent B. Lisi may be the perfect guy for the job. Whatever that job may be -- framing an innocent man, orchestrating a false flag attack, or declaring martial law.

 

He's a company man.

 

And, that's the real Vincent B. Lisi.

 

http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/vincent-b.-lisi-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-boston-division?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=national-press-releases&utm_content=242681

 

Vincent B. Lisi Named Special Agent in Charge of Boston Division

www.fbi.gov

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Vincent B. Lisi special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. Mr. Lisi most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

 
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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

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KZYX Phone Numbers

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KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org