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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Heartland Institute and the FBI

I received this interesting message from John Reisman who points out the the FBI may not appreciate the Heartland Institute using them as their corporate enforcer. Mr. Reisman has submitted a complaint on my behalf in this matter. The Text of his message follows.

Attn. Joseph Bast,
Attn. Jim Lakely,
and your legal team,

You should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you threaten a Retired Military Officer, or any American Citizen with such tripe. The audacity of your ilk knows no sensible bounds.

In no way, shape of form can his e-mail be considered threatening and yet you have the gaul to threaten him? I’ve met plenty of people from the FBI and am confident that if you actually did ask the FBI to look into the Colonel’s his e-mail, you and Heartland Institute would likely end up on a list of organizations that become known for wasting the FBI’s time.

By the way, since I doubt you actually sent anything to the FBI, I am doing it for you, to make sure they are aware that you, as representatives of Heartland Institute, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization of which has no authority to enforce Federal Law, are using the name of the FBI to threaten American Citizens such as Gary Wamsley Colonel, USAF Retired. I am confident that, since you are not FBI agents, the FBI will not appreciate you using their good name to threaten American Citizens.

I will also inform those in the media of your actions as this is a story that typifies the ridiculous nature of tactic and method used to suppress real science in favor of special interests that hide behind monikers such as ‘Heartland Institute’ and those it represents directly and/or indirectly.

I personally would love to be get into court with you to expose the lack of concrete under the assertions, inferences, and misdirection’s promoted by your organization through various methods. Since my letter must be interpreted just as non-threatening to you as the Colonel’s, I will include it in my communications with the FBI (sort of like turning myself in).

Good luck with your inferred lawsuit and/or threats against Ret. Colonel Wamsley, but take note, I’m on his side, and I know your pseudo science and silly assertions won’t, and can’t, hold up in court. I’d be happy to beat down your arguments in a court of law. So by all means, sue me, or him, and I will put tremendous effort into exposing your lack of science and credibility, and then this whole argument will eventually over, and the world can move on to more productive things, like actually protecting our economy from silly people that promote false and out of context information that does not hold up to the scrutiny of science and reasonability.

Let me know when you are ready and I will provide you with my location at that time so it will be easier to serve me with notice to appear.

Most sincerely,

John P. Reisman

 PS When you address Colonel Wamsley, Ret. USAF address him properly. Unlike some that get their money from grants and begging to special interest groups to support their own interests rather than the good of the country, he earned his position by serving his country.

Mr Reisman received the following response
Date: February 20, 2012 12:38:32 PM PST
To: <jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: IC3 Complaint: I1202201538184222
Thank you for filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).Your complaint has been successfully submitted. Please retain the following information for future contacts with the IC3:Complaint Id: I1202201538184222If you wish to view/download your complaint or have any additional information to provide to the IC3, please use the following link and login with the above complaint id and password.
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