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  • Latest Action: Dec 31, 2007 Became Public Law No: 110-175.

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    • On January 18, 2008, by ygmichaels - INVESTIGATE FDIC REPORTED WACKENHUT, WACHOVIA, WELLS FARGO FRAUD. Former FDIC Employee Blows Whistle On FDIC Chairman Donald E. Powell Temple Hills, MD (BlackNews.com) - FDIC Whistleblower Yolanda Gibson-Michaels says the FDIC Chairman Donald E. Powell should not be in charge of lucrative contracts or oversee Katrina rebuilding for the Gulf region or any other region in the United States. She says since his indoctrination August, 2001, the FDIC Chairman has tarnished the reputation at FDIC. She's requested an immediate non-partisan independent audit and investigation. Gibson-Michaels say the appointment of FDIC Chairman to "Safeguard against improprieties in awarding lucrative government contracts..." is ludicrous! She says the Chairman's safeguard is like unto to a Wolf watching over Sheep! She reported FDIC's receivership fraud, bank fraud, inside trading, and money laundering impropriety. She says FDIC Chairman signed as signatory 2002 on the merger of Wells Fargo investments under the guise of a non-compete agreement. Wells Fargo, Wachovia, Northwest formerly Norwest was approved by FDIC Chairman Donald Powell. His title is used interchangeably as the Board of Director, Chairman of the Board, the Company and the Bank. She reports that the "the Company" is a non-existent shell company. She quotes the Chairman statement in the 2002 board meeting, which reads, in part, that: "2002 and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. TheBoard of Directors has nominated William H. Attebury, Danny H. Conklin, Wales H. Madden, Jr., Jay O'Brien, and Donald E. Powell, who are presently the directors of the Company, for election as directors." She reports that the FDIC Chairman acknowledged his history of contract impropriety within a February 5, 2005, edition of the Arkansas Traveler. "Powell said he had tried to find ways out of contracts, tried only to remain true to the letter of the law and given money to political candidates who supported his industry but whom he would not personally vote for..." Gibson-Michaels say the industry the Chairman refers to is his Nubank Investment Center located at www.NUBANK.com. The FDIC Chairman is the Director of Nubank, insured by FDIC; and the Chairman of FDIC. She reports that her disclosures are substantiated within an inclusive, detailed oriented 539 page disclosure report available to the general public at the U.S. Library of Congress. Gibson-Michaels have asserted her rights under the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) bounty program. She will donate a percentage of proceeds collected against FDIC's Chairman's Wells Fargo, Tejas, Northwest, Enron, Halliburton, Acordia, California Bank and other ill-gotten investments. She reported FDIC's Division of Finance Director (DOF) as the signatory to former Enron's corrupt official Kenneth Lay. A copy of protected disclosures were provided to Henry Waxman, John Kerry, Senator Edward Kennedy, Congressman Albert Wynn, Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Ensign, Barbara Boxer, Senator Sarbanes, Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Attorneys, and Law enforcement agencies. FDIC's 3-trillion dollar budget, will benefit poor, sick, elderly, homeless, Autistic children (as her youngest son is severely autistic with a seizure disorder), Hurricane Katrina victims, victims of Wells Fargo Predatory lending, and social programs. Gibson-Michaels vows to fight against money and greed which supercedes human compassion, morals, values, and ethics. She's requesting donations for law suit funding in her fight against FRAUD, DECEPTION, IMPROPRIETY, AND CORRUPTION. Gibson-Michaels says she will also hold FDIC Chairman and other corrupt officials accountable for any and all threats, assaults, physical, verbal or harm to her family or personal affects; to and including pets and goldfish. She says she will never commit suicide or attempt suicide. She will hold FDIC accountable for train, automobile and so-called plane crashes. She concluded that her 539 page disclosure report mirrors author John Perkins true ordeal (book) entitled, Confessions of an Economic Hitt Man. She reports that she and other whistleblowers are Caught in a Web of Bureaucracy created by Economic Hitt Men.

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      As noted by ygmichaels, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 18, 2008, "INVESTIGATE FDIC REPORTED WACKENHUT, WACHOVIA, WELLS FARGO FRAUD. Former FDIC Employee Blows Whistle On FDIC Chairman Donald E. Powell Temple Hills, MD (BlackNews.com) - FDIC Whistleblower Yolanda Gibson-Michaels says the FDIC Chairman Donald E. Powell should not be in charge of lucrative contracts or oversee Katrina rebuilding for the Gulf region or any other region in the United States. She says since his indoctrination August, 2001, the FDIC Chairman has tarnished the reputation at FDIC. She's requested an immediate non-partisan independent audit and investigation. Gibson-Michaels say the appointment of FDIC Chairman to "Safeguard against improprieties in awarding lucrative government contracts..." is ludicrous! She says the Chairman's safeguard is like unto to a Wolf watching over Sheep! She reported FDIC's receivership fraud, bank fraud, inside trading, and money laundering impropriety. She says FDIC Chairman signed as signatory 2002 on the merger of Wells Fargo investments under the guise of a non-compete agreement. Wells Fargo, Wachovia, Northwest formerly Norwest was approved by FDIC Chairman Donald Powell. His title is used interchangeably as the Board of Director, Chairman of the Board, the Company and the Bank. She reports that the "the Company" is a non-existent shell company. She quotes the Chairman statement in the 2002 board meeting, which reads, in part, that: "2002 and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. TheBoard of Directors has nominated William H. Attebury, Danny H. Conklin, Wales H. Madden, Jr., Jay O'Brien, and Donald E. Powell, who are presently the directors of the Company, for election as directors." She reports that the FDIC Chairman acknowledged his history of contract impropriety within a February 5, 2005, edition of the Arkansas Traveler. "Powell said he had tried to find ways out of contracts, tried only to remain true to the letter of the law and given money to political candidates who supported his industry but whom he would not personally vote for..." Gibson-Michaels say the industry the Chairman refers to is his Nubank Investment Center located at www.NUBANK.com. The FDIC Chairman is the Director of Nubank, insured by FDIC; and the Chairman of FDIC. She reports that her disclosures are substantiated within an inclusive, detailed oriented 539 page disclosure report available to the general public at the U.S. Library of Congress. Gibson-Michaels have asserted her rights under the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) bounty program. She will donate a percentage of proceeds collected against FDIC's Chairman's Wells Fargo, Tejas, Northwest, Enron, Halliburton, Acordia, California Bank and other ill-gotten investments. She reported FDIC's Division of Finance Director (DOF) as the signatory to former Enron's corrupt official Kenneth Lay. A copy of protected disclosures were provided to Henry Waxman, John Kerry, Senator Edward Kennedy, Congressman Albert Wynn, Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Ensign, Barbara Boxer, Senator Sarbanes, Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Attorneys, and Law enforcement agencies. FDIC's 3-trillion dollar budget, will benefit poor, sick, elderly, homeless, Autistic children (as her youngest son is severely autistic with a seizure disorder), Hurricane Katrina victims, victims of Wells Fargo Predatory lending, and social programs. Gibson-Michaels vows to fight against money and greed which supercedes human compassion, morals, values, and ethics. She's requesting donations for law suit funding in her fight against FRAUD, DECEPTION, IMPROPRIETY, AND CORRUPTION. Gibson-Michaels says she will also hold FDIC Chairman and other corrupt officials accountable for any and all threats, assaults, physical, verbal or harm to her family or personal affects; to and including pets and goldfish. She says she will never commit suicide or attempt suicide. She will hold FDIC accountable for train, automobile and so-called plane crashes. She concluded that her 539 page disclosure report mirrors author John Perkins true ordeal (book) entitled, Confessions of an Economic Hitt Man. She reports that she and other whistleblowers are Caught in a Web of Bureaucracy created by Economic Hitt Men. "

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    • Open Question: is anyone out there wondering what obama has ... - November 02, 2008 by darfur - These include: The Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law) The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act S.2488 : A bill to promote accessibility, accountability, ...

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      As noted by darfur on November 02, 2008, "These include: The Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law) The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act S.2488 : A bill to promote accessibility, accountability, ..." (http://darfur.orangechex.com/?p=306)
    • My hometown paper endorses McCain and gets facts wrong about Obama - November 01, 2008 by Eye of Providence - S.2488 OPEN Government Act of 2007 S. 2803 Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 S. 707 PREEMIE Act S. 906: Mercury Market Minimization Act of 2007 S.2617 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 ...

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      As noted by Eye of Providence on November 01, 2008, "S.2488 OPEN Government Act of 2007 S. 2803 Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 S. 707 PREEMIE Act S. 906: Mercury Market Minimization Act of 2007 S.2617 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 ..." (http://providence-eye.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-hometown-paper-endorses-mccain-and.html)
    • The Posterity Project: Secrecy report card grades are in... - September 29, 2008 by The Posterity Project - S. 2488: OPEN Government Act of 2007; H.R. 6576: Reducing Information Control Designations Act; H.R. 6193: Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008; H.R. 6575: Over-Classification Reduction Act; H.R. 4806: Reducing ...

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      As noted by The Posterity Project on September 29, 2008, "S. 2488: OPEN Government Act of 2007; H.R. 6576: Reducing Information Control Designations Act; H.R. 6193: Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008; H.R. 6575: Over-Classification Reduction Act; H.R. 4806: Reducing ..." (http://posterityproject.blogspot.com/2008/09/secrecy-report-card-grades-are-in.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • White House Signals Intent To Strip Critical FOIA Funds From OIGS - January 24, 2008 by All American Patriots (press release), Sweden - ... the President signed the Leahy-Cornyn "Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act" (the "OPEN Government Act"), S. 2488, ...

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      As noted by All American Patriots (press release), Sweden on January 24, 2008, "... the President signed the Leahy-Cornyn "Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act" (the "OPEN Government Act"), S. 2488, ..." (http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48741282_white-house-signals-intent-strip-critical-foia-fun)
    • Gazette Opinion: A victory for open government - January 10, 2008 by Billings Gazette,  USA - The Open Government Act of 2007 (S. 2488) was written to reverse those trends by strengthening provisions for public access and government accountability. ...

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      As noted by Billings Gazette,  USA on January 10, 2008, "The Open Government Act of 2007 (S. 2488) was written to reverse those trends by strengthening provisions for public access and government accountability. ..." (http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2008/01/11/opinion/gazette/50-gazetteopinion.txt)
    • Editorial: The public's right to know gets a welcome boost - January 02, 2008 by Sacramento Bee,  USA - Bush signed the OPEN Government Act of 2007 (S. 2488) on New Year's Eve. Moss' original Freedom of Information Act was supposed to make government more open ...

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      As noted by Sacramento Bee,  USA on January 02, 2008, "Bush signed the OPEN Government Act of 2007 (S. 2488) on New Year's Eve. Moss' original Freedom of Information Act was supposed to make government more open ..." (http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/605390.html)
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