Please see my post on 7-18-07 if you might be interested in contributing to my Legal Defense Fund. Thanks. Gerald Eastman, The Last Inspector.
Responsibility. An interesting concept. Of course, I am responsible for my own actions just as other people are responsible for theirs. Boeing and the county are attempting to make me responsible for actions I didn't even do, and to punish me in the worst possible way for those "crimes." While I didn't commit the crimes they wrote in a novella that they thought I committed, I do admit to mistakes in my long history of trying to bring FAA and Boeing fraud to an end. It was those errors that placed me in a vulnerable position for their unfounded charges. But hindsight is 20/20. You can't expect a corrupt corporation (the most arrogant one on the planet per the Boeing corporate security manager listed in my charging papers) to do anything different than what they did in my case, and to not influence the Seattle Police Department and King County Prosecutor's office in similar ways that they control the FAA and certain other government agencies.
I am responsible for what I did. That is for sure. What I did, however, is quite the opposite of what I am accused of. That will be proven in court.
However, the real criminals are still on the loose, apparently with the full blessing of the King County Prosecutor to continue their crimes. One of my fellow inspectors called the process, "pushing garbage out the door."
You have to wonder how these criminals live with themselves. If it wasn't for their criminal inaction and protection of the rollerstamping quality system at Boeing at all costs, I wouldn't be in the situation I am now. That's not saying I don't take responsibility for my actions--it is saying that they don't take responsibility for their own criminal activities.
If any of the people I contacted had acted to end the obvious fraud going on at Boeing, I would have been happy and still working there if I wasn't therafter harassed and retaliated against for being the one responsible for ending the fraud at Boeing.
However they refused to do their jobs--Boeing QA Management was doing the opposite of their duties to ensure the integrity of the Boeing quality system. I couldn't get them to reverse course on their bent to further corrupt the system.
The FAA refused to do their jobs so many times I lost count. It would have only took one person of integrity that was involved in the "investigation" of my report to do the right thing and therefore end the fraud at Boeing. From local FAA MIDO and TAD personnel, to FAA Headquarters in Washington D.C., none of the many people involved chose to do the right thing. My report documented the result of years of Boeing and FAA fraud. The FAA could have "turned a new leaf" and severed their corrupt relationship with Boeing after they saw how decrepit Boeing's quality system had become under their "hands and eyes off" "oversight" of Boeing's production system. But they didn't. They didn't pick up the phone to the FBI to bring my QA Management to justice because they likely feared that they would also be held accountable for their corruption by the FBI. So they did next to nothing, and made my report go away with the minimum action possible against their partners in crime.
Surely I ruffled some feathers at the FAA in trying so hard to get them to end this fraud that obviously threatened many lives. These corrupt people are likely happy I am where I am today, even if it was their own refusal to do their jobs that led me to where I am today.
Boeing headquarters in Chicago is also responsible in part for where I am today. Twice they refused to take serious measures to end the fraud I reported to them. It would be a very costly fix to end this fraud--a cost they weren't willing to bear.
The Boeing Ethics Department is also partly responsible for continuing this fraud and making me go elsewhere to get it ended. They refused to touch corrupt QA Management no matter how many witnesses there were. They worked together with Boeing Legal to ensure no manager was implicated in the corruption noted in my report. I don't think it is an accident the QA Manager I complained about the corruption of was saved from layoff and promoted after my complaint.
So, I think its kind of interesting what all of these people think about me paying for their crimes of intentionally not doing their regulation required duties. Do you think any of these people have a conscience and wish they had done their jobs instead of looking the other way? Or do you think they derive pleasure from getting me, the "do gooder" in the position I am now in? I agree that it is likely the latter feelings they are having, if any. After all, most of their dirty laundry is on my website to see. Maybe they think my website will go away if I do, and they will be free to practice their fraud behind closed doors as before.
A chief reason I think these people who refuse to do their jobs to this day to end this fraud feel no responsibility for the situation I ended up in directly as a result of their fraud is not simply because I tried to expose their fraud to their similarly corrupt superiors. It is instead in their very nature that they have had to cultivate over the years in order to take part in this fraud without seemingly blinking an eye--they have no empathy for anyone--especially the public they are supposed to protect. They have grown these careless hearts similar in character to the ones that let a serial killers kill without any feeling for their victims. They don't seem to care that their own "oversight" of their responsibilities in their critical aviation roles could easily make them the killers of many as well, in just one fell swoop. They simply are unable to take responsibility for their actions. If they did have consciences, they could not be part of their corrupt organizations' pretend oversight of quality and safety processes critical to public safety.
My problem that got me in this situation is that I cared about the lives they were placing in danger by their fraud, and I had a conscience--something they could never understand--a conscience that led me to take action to protect the public when they would not. In their twisted logic, it is me that was "defective"--not them.
So, the county is trying to make an example of the "do gooder" in me that tried to end this fraud, while protecting the real criminals in this affair. How ironic. Maybe I shouldn't take responsibility for my "mistakes" in trying to bring them to justice until they take responsibility for their own crimes in all of this. If I did that, however, I would probably be waiting forever for them to come clean.
And so it goes. Those responsible for much greater crimes than I am accused of go free, while I am held responsible for the trumped up crime of trying to make Boeing and the FAA responsible for their own crimes when they are unwilling or unable to take responsibility for them themselves.
Today's Daily Report Quote:
This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report. (Continued from previous day's quote. These quotes should explain more why I dubbed myself "The Last Inspector". Another item the FAA chose to ignore, at your peril.):
I saw some tubes that were "fresh off the press" and brought out for installation on the L/N (number) position 2 and 3 engines. The part number of the tubes was (part number). They had a line inspector stamp of 2/21/02. The ovality in the bend area of the tubes sure looked bad to my "calibrated eyeballs," but as we have no tools to check that, there would be no way for me to tell. I assumed the inspector who bought those tubes checked them for ovality some way, as they were stamped by QA. Please ask them if they did check them for ovality.