When calling yourself a “non-profit” gives us all a bad name

We run a small nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the victims of unfair competition by the U.S. Government.

Through our John Galt Program for Investigative Studies we help small businesses across the country fight unfair government competition.  In many cases like these, Federal agencies collude with large scientific “non-profit” organizations to misappropriate the intellectual property of small businesses, and then duplicate the innovative products they have stolen for their own profit.

Take for example the case of Wesley Schneider.  Wes is an engineer who came up with some brilliant ideas.  Among these was the idea of creating a new way to drink while you are on the move.  For example, if you like bike racing, the way you take a drink through a straw is probably through the use of one of Wes’s patented drinking systems.

What you may not know is how complicated an engineering feat it is to be able to drink from a sealed container through something as simple as a straw.  There’s a lot of physics at play that we don’t even think about.

But it’s not just the recreational uses of Wes’s drinking technology that makes it so important. It can also be used to keep our soldiers on the battlefield safe from chemical and biological poisoning.

Iraq and their chemical weapons arsenal is a great example of how the use of Wes’s drinking system, when integrated with a gas mask, could have saved many of our soldiers from the devastating long-term effects of the chemical poisoning they received during the Iraq war.

Before the Iraq war, when Wes took his ideas to the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, run under an Army contract with Battelle Memorial Institute, they stole Wes’s ideas, reverse engineered them, and colluded with a few highly placed U.S. Army officers, civilian employees, and a small band of their pet contractors to duplicate Wes’ already existing drinking systems.

By the way, Battelle Memorial Institute is one of the U.S. Government’s largest so-called “non-profit” scientific organizations in the world.  Battelle’s reported assets are well over $1 billion with a reported annual income in excess of $5 billion.

The result of this horrible subterfuge was at least a two year delay in getting Wes’s new technology in the hands of the people who needed it the most—our soldiers in Iraq.

Today, there are potentially thousands of military veterans whose lives have been forever changed as the result of the greed of a small band of corrupt military officers and civilian employees in cahoots with Battelle and a few U.S. Army preferred contractors–all for the purpose of making money.

But what about Wes?  What did he get for all of his attempts to make our troops safe?  Instead of a medal from a grateful nation, what Wes got was a corrupt kangaroo Army court designed solely for the purpose of proclaiming the Army fox innocent of eating all of the small business chickens.

Today, Wes Schneider is destitute and living on total social security disability.  It’s been estimated that the crooks in this case got away with over $50 million dollars by simply stealing Wes’s hard work.

But the bad news doesn’t stop there.  In several of our other major investigations of small companies who have been forced out of business by the Federal government, we have found a least common denominator—Battelle Memorial Institute.

Working under the cover of the Federal government’s legal exemption from being sued for predatory and anticompetitive conduct and antitrust violations, Battelle, as a so-called “nonprofit” organization, is making millions of dollars every year off the backs of the small business owners and entrepreneurs just like Wes Schneider that they are driving out of business.

Please take a few minutes to read the comprehensive report of investigation of Mr. Schneider’s case and others like it at our website https://jgpis.org.

The John Galt Program for Investigative Studies (JGPIS) is a non-profit charitable program that falls under the Institute for Complexity Management, EIN # 43-2057175.  The John Galt Program for Investigative Studies helps small business protect themselves against encroachment into their intellectual property.  We provide pro-bono work to help small business create investigative reports concerning how the entity infringed on that company’s intellectual property.  We survive on the donations of others that allow us to perform this service. If you wish to donate to JPGIS so that they can reap what they have sowed, please click on this link:  https://jgpis.org/donate/.


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