I. Mitch Daniels, Presidential Hopeful
Fong's work debunking the Calvin cycle became intricately, inexorably, entangled with the careers dating back to the 1970's of Mr. Mitch Daniels, Purdue University President and U.S. Presidential Hopeful, and the economic model for bribe-taking judges by Chicago Law Professor and 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner.
Fong's demonstration of the chlorophyll water-splitting and carbon-reduction reactions was lauded by James Yackel, Acting Dean, Purdue School of Science. Purdue documented Oak Ridge National Lab's claim (by one Eli Greenbaum) of this demonstration as its own. Fong's unfinished (and probably most important) work, the Fong-Butcher model for the plant biosynthesis of sucrose, unlike the the Calvin cycle, involves a photoreductive system in chlorophyll photosynthesis. In April of 1988, Purdue President Steve Beering, Chair of the National Science Board overseeing the National Science Foundation's operations, for the plaintiff in Francis K. Fong v. Purdue University, 976 F.2d 735 (7th Cir. 1992), testified under oath, with specific reference to the Fong-Butcher model:
"[W]e have maintained that Dr. Fong's reputation as a scientist in my judgment was not in question as the work that has since been published in recent years shows that he was correct. And, I, therefore, as a fell0w scientist that his reputation was upheld and indeed any questions had been removed."
Tragically, this endorsement, which was re-affirmed 19 months later in Dr. Umminber's response to the committed GAO review, sealed Mr. MacLauchlan's fate. Judge Posner ordered to have him killed to enter 976 F.2d 735, the Second Posner Order, to protect Mr. Daniels' transfer of the $48,903.81 from Treasury.
In 2010, Purdue Professor John Grutzner showed that the Fong-Butcher model succeeded as an extension of Calvin, M. and Pon, N.G. (1959) J. Cellular Comp. Physiol., 54, Suppl. 1, 51-74, at Fig. 27, and, indeed, the entire bodies of the permanent literature on the lifeworks of Fong and Calvin combined. Even so, the pervasive influence of the Calvin cycle persists, standing as tried and true, the peer-review standard used by the NSF for funding all photosynthesis research in this country.
Accordingly, to reconstitute
NSF funding of research in photosynthesis, we rely on Dr. Umminger's account of Mr. Daniels' East Chicago organized crime connections, as corroborated by NSF Assistant General Counsel Lewis Grotke. Here we unravel Judge Posner's method for networking bribe-taking judges to execute his order of the MacLauchlan contract, the factors
underlying the departure from the original papers published in peer-reviewed journals by Fong,
Calvin, and their co-workers.
Fong's work was interrupted by the letters from NSF's General Counsel's Office. On 12/7/87, the eve of the appearance in print of Fong and Butcher, Assistant General Counsel Lewis Grotke had them delivered to attorney Bill Emerick, counsel for Mr. Don Powers, Purdue Board President. On 10/30/89, Mr. Luse committed the GAO review of the complex maneuvering of the $48,903.81 transfer from Treasury in furtherance of federal funding of the Calvin cycle. In response, Dr. Umminger wrote, on 11/6/89, that the Calvin cycle was "deception" on the part of Berkeley Chemistry. This led Mr. Daniels' "connections" to have Tippecanoe Country Commissioners arrange our local authorities' cover-up of the closing of Judge Posner's contract on Mr. MacLauchlan by IRS-employed shooters. By this cover-up, IRS Internal Security Inspector Terry Sparks was prohibited from naming the IRS-employed callers of the death threats, which Fong and his family received in the early morning hours of 1/3/96. These and other long-ago reported flaws under covers of an unresponsive IRS management system have, as of this writing, persisted, remaining uncorrected.
"The Office responsible for investigating any fraud, research misconduct, misuse of funds, or other violations of laws and regulations is the Office of Inspector General. They are responsible for making any subsequent recommendations regarding suspension or debarment."
Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner, wrote Dr. Beering in a second letter, which likewise was authenticated by the US Attorney, ordered the MacLauchlan contract.
On this Website, we present a workshop proposal to determine (A) a procedure for updating the Code of Federal Regulation, a revision of 45 CFR Part 689, for NSF's investigation of the Calvin cycle, and (B) for the committed GAO review, the cost to the US Treasury of the insiders circle's making of the Calvin cycle as a collapse-proof Ponzi scheme.