TEXAS SPY: An Exclusive Interview with Ralph D. Thomas
- by Abby Stockli
When you first meet Ralph Thomas, you are somewhat intimidated by the piercing eyes and the serious, “We’re comin’ to get ya” look on his face. He’s handsome, with his silver hair and Texas-cowboy style. One is drawn to him. You want to know him. You have to know him. But how does one do that? It is not as difficult as it appears. Thomas is lovable, funny and one of those people who will help anybody who is willing to work hard to achieve their dreams. He believes in dreams. The kind of dreams from which the “American Dream” is born. His faith in the founding principles of the country are as strong as any these days, if not stronger. And, quite simply, he loves people.
Use Of Social Network Websites In Investigations
Social network services are increasingly being used in legal and criminal investigations. Information posted on sites such as MySpace and Facebook has been used by police and university officials to prosecute users of said sites. In some situations, content posted on MySpace has been used in court to determine an appropriate sentence based on a defendant's attitude
NY City Dodges A Bullet After Car Bomb Found In New York’s Times Square
NY, NY (GCIS INTELCENTER) - New York City police officer disarmed a bomb found in an SUV in Times Square Saturday night. According to several media accounts, a T-shirt vendor told police of a suspicious vehicle parked outside of the Marriott Marquis hotel.
Texas CEO and Spy Legend Ralph Thomas partners with private intelligence firm to boost network support
AUSTIN, TEXAS (THE BRAMFORD TIMES) - In an effort to increase intelligence and communications resources for the public, Thomas Investigative Publications, Spy Exchange and Security Center and the National Association of Investigative Specialists have teamed up with Griffith Colson Intelligence Service (GCIS)and its affiliates in boosting broadcast and publication network support for the various GCIS online television channels and online newspapers and magazines.
Alysyn Bourque, GCIS Communications Chief (above)
Security firm unveils new feature, Activates Situation room on wake of foiled car bomb plot
LOS ANGELES (THE BRAMFORD TIMES) - Griffith Colson Intelligence Service , a private security and intelligence-communications firm, unveiled its Monitor Room this morning, the brainchild of Alysyn Bourque, Deputy Director of Communications at GCIS.
Joe Seanor -A private investigator's tricks of the trade
In 1993, Private Investigator Joe Seanor had wrapped up employment stints in the CIA and the Department of Justice, and was looking for something new in his professional life. He launched PI Mall, an online private investigation database, with the intent that it would serve as a central place for those in the PI industry to go for information, and to list their services for those who might be seeking to hire. It was a need that was lacking as public exposure for PIs was almost unheard of at the time.
From Pursuit Magazine
Asset Tracing & Investigative Techniques
Victims of fraud routinely seek monetary compensation or retribution. This series of articles will focus on the investigative techniques used to trace assets lost to fraud. How assets are identified and located is determined by the nature of the legal proceedings, and such proceedings may create the opportunity to trace assets held by fraudsters or their third-party accomplices..
Investigative Technology- Lie-Detection Brain
Scan Could Be Used in Court for First Time
A Brooklyn attorney hopes to break new ground this week when he offers a brain scan as evidence that a key witness in a civil trial is telling the truth, Wired.com has learned. If the fMRI scan is admitted, it would be a legal first in the United States and could have major consequences for the future of neuroscience in court
Now You Can Help Stop Pedophiles and Predators Online
Atlanta — April 30, 2010 — Today, Internet Predator Tracker LLC, announces the release of its Microsoft Outlook plug-in which allows anyone to report pedophiles and predators that have contacted them via email. This is the first software of its kind that allows anyone using Microsoft Outlook to be able to report an email from a suspected pedophile or suspected predator which automatically includes all of the necessary information that law enforcement needs to investigate the case
From PI Newswire
Study: Only Half Social Media Users Stick With Their Real Names
A new study finds about half of social networking users always use their real names on social networking services: the rest fake it at least some of the time.
Two Brooklyn Men Charged With Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Al Qaeda
U.S. citizens Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff were indicted today in the Southern District of New York for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance to al Qaeda, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, George Venizelos, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the FBI, and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced today.
CHINA AND ESPIONAGE: An ArtChix Cover Feature
Sex, spies and Mystery in Taiwan
It was 2009 and the China-rulled government news broke that four Taiwan civil servants filmed visiting hostess bars in neighboring China have been blackmailed into becoming spies for Beijing.
From PI Newswire
Credit Reporting Agency Fights to Preserve Use of Credit Checks during Employment Background Checks
With 15 million workers currently unemployed according to recent Department of Labor statistics, it has been argued that job applicants risk getting caught in a “Catch-22” situation where they have bad credit because they cannot get jobs but cannot get jobs because they have bad credit.
Responding to Defense Experts' Characterization of Interrogation A John Reid Article
In 1998 David Lykken wrote a book titled, "A Tremor in the Blood: The Uses and Abuses of the Polygraph Technique". In it, he advocated the use of his own "Guilty Knowledge Test" and attacked the existing Control Question Technique by initially offering a naive description of control question theory. He then picked apart his own implausible theory. The uninformed reader was left with the forgone conclusion: 'Of course the control question polygraph technique is invalid, look at how faulty the underlying theory is.' Credit and Permission Statement: This Investigator Tip was developed by John E. Reid and Associates Inc. Permission is hereby granted to those who wish to share or copy the article. For additional 'tips' visit www.reid.com; select 'Educational Information' and 'Investigator Tip'. Inquiries regarding Investigator Tips should be directed to Janet Finnerty firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding Reid seminars and training products, contact John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. at 800-255-5747 or www.reid.com.
Sarah Palin E-mail Hacker Guilty
Sarah Palin E-mail Hacker Guilty – A college student named David Kernell who was accused of hacking into former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s email account was found guilty on Friday. The jury deliberated on the case for four days before the 22 year old son of a Tennessee state legislator was found guilty of obstruction of justice, which is a felony. He was also found guilty of unauthorized access of a computer, which is a misdemeanor.
A True Tale of a Female Spy and Her Journey
In her book “Denial and Deception,” former CIA agent Melissa Mahle talks about giving birth in the morning and, with no maternity leave, returning to work the same evening.
A Riddle Wrapped in Intrigue: Kelly Riddle in ProfileA Riddle Wrapped in Intrigue: Kelly Riddle in Profile
He looks like he could play James Bond. He is handsome, clean cut, and has that look in his eye. Mystery woven with good looks. He’s much more than just another handsome spy guy. Kelly Riddle is an experienced, respected and highly acclaimed investigator.
Understanding The Market And Getting Into Covert Video Mystery Shopping - How You Can Make $500.00 Or More For One Or Two Hour's Worl By Ralph Thomas
Every once in a while, cutting edge technology merges with an older type of business service and breaths both new life and a new twist on an old type of service that creates a new and booming trend. Mystery shopping combined with obtaining covert video is the latest big boom. Any private investigative service can easily get involved in these types of highly lucrative assignments.
Sex-for-Secrets Scandal - by David Tulloch
On December 14, 1986, a United States Marine who had been serving as an Embassy guard in Moscow and Vienna turned himself in to CIA officials. The Marine, Sergeant Clayton J. Lonetree, claimed that he had given classified information to a KGB agent with the codename “Uncle Sasha.” Immediately, a government investigation was launched into the affair, as officials searched for evidence that Lonetree had not been working alone, or was just one of many Embassy guards who was successfully targeted by the Soviets.
Profile-Wendy Graf, Private Investigator
- An accomplished, multiple award-winning playwright by night, Wendy Graf investigates crime scenes and tracks down witnesses by day. A graduate of the Nick Harris Detective Academy and a California state-licensed private investigator, Graf's 15 years of experience came in handy when she created the character of Ami, an Israeli P.I., in her new play, "Behind the Gates
PI and Agency Advertising through Postcards and PURLS
-By Bob Mackowiak
Can you believe 2010 will soon be a quarter complete? If your marketing efforts are not producing the results you expected, or if you have not even started your marketing campaign, now would be the time to take action. In this article we will discuss how to use postcards and PURLs to increase your client base and attract new clients.
ON THE EDGE AT GCIS:
An Exclusive Interview with GCIS Director W. Edward Griffith
When he founded The Griffith Corporation in 2007 with Alysyn Bourque, his partner in life, love and business , little did he know he would be doing what he is doing now. W. Edward Griffith is, at 43, a man who is confident that all government begins in the home and that his job as Director of Griffith Colson Intelligence Service (GCIS) is as serious an honor as any in his life.
THE SPY GUY: An ArtChix Exclusive with Cody Woods
BY ABBY STOCKLI, Editor
Cody Woods looks every bit Texan. As an entrepreneur he is commanding. He looks like he was made to sit behind the desk in his office, and looks just as at home with his family and away from the office
Spy Chic Blakeley Hits ArtChix Magazine Cover
The Art Of Being Blakeley-An Interview
At first glance (I say at first glance because there will be another glance before you’re done) Blakeley Smart is just plain hot. Her blond hair, Hollywood-perfect smile and those eyes all add to the style, class, confidence and beauty of this singer-turned-model-turned-spy chic-turned-entrepreneur.
Evaluating Exaggeration Within a Response
-A John Reid Article
During a recent congressional hearing a CEO of one of the big three auto makers was asked, "Isn't it true that you have been trying to sell your company for several years?" The response to this question was, "I don't get up every morning and spend the day trying to sell the company." On the literal level this exaggerated response was undoubtedly the truth, but it certainly did not mean that the CEO had not been trying to sell his company. An exaggerated response like the one above allows a suspect to imply non-involvement without lying. As a further benefit to the liar, the sarcasm within an exaggerated response often discourages further questioning. The above mentioned CEO was never again asked about efforts to sell his company. Credit and Permission Statement: This Investigator Tip was developed by John E. Reid and Associates Inc. Permission is hereby granted to those who wish to share or copy the article. For additional 'tips' visit www.reid.com; select 'Educational Information' and 'Investigator Tip'. Inquiries regarding Investigator Tips should be directed to Janet Finnerty email@example.com. For more information regarding Reid seminars and training products, contact John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. at 800-255-5747 or www.reid.com.
3G iPad’s ‘Unlimited’ Data Plan Survives Torture Test
Data hogs, rejoice: The 3G iPad’s unlimited data plan appears to be truly unlimited. A tech blogger put AT&T’s network through a “torture test” by downloading a huge amount of data, and he faced zero obstacles.
SpyTek Imports YouTube Video Channel
It's like a huge video catalog of high tech equipment you will enjoy so check it out.
The Girls Of GCIS--who says security isn't sexy?
The Griffith Media Center-Internet TV
You Wil Love This-so check it out.
Massive TV Channels Now On The Internet.
History-A Profile On Dick Tracy From The Casselberry Report
Those of us who remember Dick Tracy from our childhood it is a place of nostalgia and a character we recall with fondness. he projected something more than a mere comic strip or super hero. He represented something in us that we all wanted to be. For my brothers, I can remember them playing Dick Tracy with their friends, For me I always though what a handsome man he was. Face it. Dick Tracy was hot. When Warren Beatty played Dick Tracy opposite Madonna I thought, “not bad”. But can you imagine Christian Bale or Jonny depp as Dick Tracy. Yummy! So I thought it would be fun for the first monthy issue of The castleberry Post to profile the detective we all loved. He’s the detective all boys wanted to be and all girls wanted to kiss.
Facebook Loosens Privacy Controls, Sparks a Backlash
Facebook simplified its privacy controls for 350 million users Wednesday. But some users and privacy advocates protest that important controls got lost in translation — including the right to keep one’s data from unscrupulous third-party developers.