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Fraud and Deception: The CDFA LBAM Eradication Program
A Detailed Description of Management Strategy Fraud
October 7, 2008, Santa Cruz, California
CDFA MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FRAUD REVEALED BY PROFESSOR
PROFESSOR RELEASES THIRD REPORT DETAILING THE FRAUD AND DECEPTION OF THE CDFA LBAM ERADICATION PROGRAM.
Contact: Professor Glen Chase
glenchase [at] aol.com
FRAUD AND DECEPTION: THE CDFA LBAM ERADICATION PROGRAM
A Detailed Description of Management Strategy Fraud
Prepared For The People by Professor Glen Chase
Glen Chase, a Professor of Systems Management, has released a third report detailing the methodical fraud that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Management perpetrated to attempt to create a bogus emergency eradication program for the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). This third report demonstrates the fraud and deception within the program strategy that CDFA Management used and is continuing to use to qualify for $100's of millions of dollars of emergency taxpayer funds, which were intended for real emergencies.
CDFA's main method of fraud is "Fear and Solution." CDFA Management creates a false fear and then comes to the rescue with a solution. The false fear is the nearly harmless moth that CDFA characterizes as the moth of mass destruction. CDFA falsifies that eradication is necessary and possible, and extorts taxpayer emergency funds for the solution. It is very much like paying the CDFA to keep the sky from falling.
The second method of CDFA fraud finds the CDFA supplying other agencies with false information so that the work of other agencies results in conclusions that support the CDFA lies. Other agencies are generally innocent, but under pressure for immediate results with limited budgets and not suspecting CDFA deception, other agencies accept the information and data that CDFA supplies them.
The third method of CDFA fraud is to load the decision making processes with people who have something to gain by the fake eradication program going forward and exclude independent and honest analysis by scientists and others who are not dependent on or under the wing of CDFA.
The fourth method is repetition of message: "Safe," "Safe," "Safe," "Safe," "Safe,"
"Just a Pheromone," "Just a Pheromone," "Just a Pheromone," "Just a Pheromone."
It is interesting to learn that there is not a single drop of natural moth pheromone in the entire bogus eradication program, and not a single scientific document that concludes that any method used by CDFA in their program is safe.
The fifth method of fraud and deception is damage control. When the CDFA is caught lying, or the false information they deliver is found to be incorrect, A.G. Kawmanura, the secretary of the CDFA, makes the statement that they will need to communicate better, implying that the lies and deception were just a misunderstanding.
Currently, the theme of fraud that the CDFA is using is a classic example of the false fear that CDFA creates. After public hearings and courts convened and found that NO DAMAGE had occurred from this moth, CDFA has rebounded with the slogan: "Once the damage is seen, its too late." CDFA uses this slogan to make us believe that LBAM is like a locust attack on our State or the wall of a dam breaking and that we should have fixed the crack ahead of the devastation. This is all scary stuff. But there is ZERO truth and ZERO relationship of LBAM to the fear scenario that the CDFA has created in their new slogan. It is without precedent in the known history of this earth that LBAM suddenly devastates crops, forests or backyard gardens, as the CDFA management would want us to believe.
Professor Chase is furthering the call for a truly independent State investigation of CDFA and the LBAM eradication program. An independent investigation into the CDFA LBAM eradication program will quickly demonstrate the erroneous messages delivered and the unnecessary LBAM eradication program perpetrated by CDFA. "An investigation will isolate the real scientists within the CDFA from the Management because the scientists at the CDFA will unlikely commit perjury to support the fraud and deception that has been delivered by CDFA Management to California's agriculture community, elected officials, the press and the general population."
Professor Chase's first report (http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/15/18516449.php) revealed the falsehoods CDFA delivered after June 19 when courts and public pressure stopped the CDFA from aerial spraying synthetic pheromone based pesticides directly on cities. Professor Chase's second report (http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/19/18527832.php) revealed the fraud and misinformation delivered by CDFA from fall 2007 until June 19, 2008.
Glen Chase is a Professor of Systems Management specializing in Environmental Economics and Statistics. Glen served as an Associate Professor teaching graduate level courses in Systems Management at USC for eight years. He has taught at multiple universities in the Central Coast area, including The Naval Post Graduate School, The Monterey Institute of International Studies and Cal State University, Monterey Bay. Glen is also a Management Consultant. Currently, Professor Chase develops management systems to assist organizations that cater to the improvement of life for children with disabilities.
Background Note: the area of Systems Management within Chase's field involves management, communication and integration of complex and often highly specialized sciences. Systems Management was not generally recognized 100 years ago, when a single scientist could be a master of all areas related to his/her work. Today, it is essential.