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May 23, 2012         1:19pm

The CIA has revealed the identities of 15 of its fallen officers, some of whose secret ties to the spy agency are being made public for the first time in almost three decades.

Engraved on a memorial wall at the CIA’s headquarters building in Northern Virginia are 103 stars, each representing a CIA officer who perished in the line of duty since the agency’s founding in 1947. For some, the star is all recognition they have — many names have still not been made public out of concern for secret operations.

At a memorial ceremony Monday, CIA Director David Petraeus praised their service saying the “103 souls represented by the stars on the wall behind me all heard the same call to duty and answered it without hesitation — never for acclaim, always for country.”

The latest of the 103 was added this year, honoring Jeff Patneau, who was killed in a 2008 car crash in Yemen. Petraeus described Patneau as having “boundless talent, courage, and innovativeness to offer our country in its fight against terrorism.”

A CIA statement released Tuesday said Patneau was among the 15 names  inscribed in the CIA’s Book of Honor this year, which allows “agency officers to publicly acknowledge those who have been represented by stars and whom we have silently mourned for years.”

Some of the individuals whose service as CIA officers was publicly confirmed today have been the object of speculation in the past as having worked for the spy agency.

For example, Matthew K. Gannon died in the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.   Officially listed as a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department, Gannon’s links to the CIA appeared in press reports at the time of the crash.  However, the agency never officially confirmed that he was a CIA officer until this week.

Leslianne Shedd died in November 1996 in the high-profile crash of a hijacked plane off the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean.   Videotape of the plane’s fatal attempted water landing just off of a crowded tourist beach was seen around the world.  Shedd was also described as being a Foreign Service Officer.   According to the CIA statement, “Survivors of that flight tell us that Leslianne — an outstanding young woman — spent her final moments comforting those around her. ”

Another victim of terror was Molly N. Hardy, who was killed in the August 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. According to the CIA, Hardy “used her keen situational awareness to warn colleagues to take cover. ”

A former intelligence official told ABC News the CIA takes “very seriously” the process of when to publicly release the names of its fallen officers and publicly acknowledge their ties to the agency.

According to the official, the agency conducts thorough reviews of a fallen officer’s work history and takes into account any security and operational considerations.   The  official said another factor is “the possible impact that making public the officer’s name might have on current missions and overseas relationships. ”

The seriousness with which the CIA decides when to publicly acknowledge a fallen officer’s links to the agency may be a reason why five of the officers were not named until today, despite having been killed back in 1983 in a car bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Beirut that killed 63.

The five who are listed as having worked for the agency are Phyliss Nancy Faraci, Deborah M. Hixon,  Frank J. Johnston, James F. Lewis and his wife  Monique N. Lewis.

According to the CIA statement  Faraci “was one of the last four Americans evacuated from the Mekong Delta when Saigon fell.  She was an intensely devoted officer who volunteered to work in Beirut. ”

Monique  Lewis “was only hours into her first day as an agency officer when the bomber struck that terrible day.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/05/cia-identifies-memorializes-fallen-covert-officers/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Monique Lewis

4659835 35591           63

 

her path of destiny = 63 = Emergency.  Living nightmare.

Nine of Swords Tarot card

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 PHOTO: The Illinois Mega Million Lottery winners, Merle and Patricia Butler, were announced today, April 18, 2012.

April 18, 2012

The last of the Mega Millions lottery winners are Merle and Patricia Butler, a married couple from Red Bud, Ill., and they came forward to claim their share in the biggest jackpot in lottery history today.

The lifelong residents of Red Bud discovered they had won the night of the drawing with a $3 quickpick ticket. They watched the numbers be read on the news and Merle Butler, 65, jotted down the numbers on a pad. He went to his wallet to get the tickets and immediately noticed he had the Mega Ball number.

“I thought, ‘I might win something,” Merle Butler said at the news conference. “The further I went, the more they matched. After I looked at it for a couple minutes, I turned to my wife and said, ‘We won.’”

“She kind of looked at me funny and I said, ‘No, we won.’ And then she started giggling,” Merle Butler said with a laugh. “She giggled for about four hours.”

The couple took the winning ticket to a bank lock box first thing in the morning and recalled a teller jokingly asking if they had come to lock up their winning ticket.

Merle Butler said he laughed and said lightly, “Yeah, I won and I have to put this thing away.” The teller laughed, not knowing he was telling the truth.

The couple were coy about how they would spend the money, saying they had a good team of financial advisers and lawyers that were helping them set things up.

The couple were required to have their identities revealed and appear at a news conference today. Illinois officials have said winners are required to come forward in order to prove to the public that the money is being rewarded.

The other two Mega Million lottery winners were from Kansas and Maryland and those states do not require the winner to go public.

Illinois lottery officials have been tight-lipped about the winner, saying only that he or she is a single winner, as opposed to part of a pool. The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. ET at the village hall in Red Bud, a town in southwestern Illinois. The winning ticket was sold at a gas station in the small farming town.

The newly-minted multimillionaires can decide between 26 yearly payments totaling $218.6 million or a one-time lump sum of $157.8 million.

The drawing for the world’s largest jackpot was on March 30. The winning numbers were 2-4-23-38-46 and the Mega Ball number was 23.

The Kansas winner was the first to claim a piece of the prize on April 6.

Kansas Lottery authorities presented a jumbo check for an estimated $218 million to a cardboard poster figure with a smiley-face head and the words “anonymous jackpot winner” printed on its chest.

Lottery officials would not reveal the gender, age or any other details about the winner, saying only that the winner played “quite often,” but not “a lot.” The winner chose to take the cash option of $157 million.

The Maryland prize was claimed on April 9 by three teachers, identified as the “Three Amigos.” Lottery officials released a photo of them holding an oversized check in front of their faces.

The winners were a man in his 40s, a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 50s and they had pooled their money to buy 60 tickets.

The Maryland trio chose the cash option of $158 million. After taxes, they will take home a little less than $35 million each.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/illinois-mega-millions-winners-merle-patricia-butler-giggled/story?id=16155901#.T47gXqtSQ3M

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Merle Butler

45935 232359          50

 

his path of destiny = 50 = Overjoyed.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  Family life.

Ten of Cups Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Merle Butler

4               9

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = MR = 49 = Happy.  Smiling.  Satisfied.  Wish come true.

Nine of Cups Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Patricia Butler

71299391 232359           65

 

her path of destiny = 65 = Worldly success.  Show me the money.  Making it big time.

King of Pentacles Tarot card

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A record $540 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot could be won Friday.

March 31, 2012

Record Mega Millions Numbers: 2-4-23-38-46, MB 23

Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen.

The numbers drawn Friday night in Atlanta were 2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball 23. Lottery officials expected to release details about possible winners a couple of hours after the 11 p.m. Eastern drawing.

Forget about how the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot could change the life of the winner. It’s a collective wager that could fund a presidential campaign several times over, make a dent in struggling state budgets or take away the gas worries and grocery bills for thousands of middle-class citizens.

And it’s a cheap investment for the chance of a big reward, no matter how long the odds — 1 in 176 million.

“Twenty to thirty dollars won’t hurt,” said Elvira Bakken of Las Vegas. “I think it just gives us a chance of maybe winning our dream.”

So what exactly would happen if the country spent that $1.5 billion on something other than a distant dream?

For starters, it could cure the everyday worries of hundreds of thousands of American families hit by the Great Recession. It costs an average of $6,129 to feed the typical family for a year — meaning the cash spent on tickets could fill up the plates of 238,000 households.

As gas prices climb faster than stations can change the numbers on the signs, the money spent on tickets could fill the tanks of 685,000 households annually.

Or it could play politics. So far in this campaign, Republicans and President Barack Obama have spent $348.5 million. The amount spent on Mega Millions tickets could cover that tab four times over.

Could the money dig governments out of debt? That’s a problem that even staggering ticket sales can’t solve. It could trim this year’s expected $1.3 trillion federal deficit by just over a tenth of 1 percent. In Illinois, the money would disappear just as fast into that state’s $8 billion deficit.

On a personal level, that much money staggers. Giving $1.46 billion to a broker could purchase 2.4 million shares of Apple stock. (It would also be enough to buy about 2.4 million iPads at the starting price of $499. That’s almost as many as the 3 million new iPads that Apple has already sold.)

Or consider the whimsical: A family of up to 12 could live for more than a century at Musha Cay, magician David Copperfield’s $37,000-a-night private island resort in the Exuma Cays of the Caribbean.

For a more celestial vacation, the nearly $1.5 billion wagered could purchase about 7,300 tourist tickets for a ride into space aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. And it would pay for 26 rides for U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

It would even buy a stake in pop culture. Want to influence the next winner of American Idol? If it costs a quarter to text in a vote to Ryan Seacrest, and it takes 122 million votes to win as it did last season, the money could control the outcome of the next 47 seasons.

For the states that participate, the money spent on lotto tickets is hardly a waste. It doesn’t all end up as the winner’s personal fortune — much of it is used by states to fund education and other social service programs, which is why advocates promote the lottery.

Though the specifics vary among the 42 participating states and the District of Columbia, only about half of ticket sales go into the actual jackpot. Another 35 percent goes to support government services and programs, while the rest funds lottery operating costs.

On Friday, the lottery estimated that total ticket sales for this jackpot, which has been building up since Jan. 28, will be about $1.46 billion, said Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery Commission.

You’re about 20,000 times more likely to die in a car crash than win the lottery, but that doesn’t matter to most people.

“Part of it is hope. … The average person basically has no chance of making it really big, and buying a lottery ticket is a way of raising the ceiling on what could possibly happen to you, however unlikely it may be,” said George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University who has studied how rich and poor consumers make a choice to buy lottery tickets.

The odds are much better that someone will begin their weekend a winner. Aaron Abrams, a mathematician at Emory University, said he calculated that there was only a 6 percent chance that no one would hold the winning numbers.

“Every time the jackpot gets higher, more and more people buy tickets, which makes it more and more likely that someone will win,” Abrams said. “So the chance that it rolls over this many times in a row is very small. It’s quite a rare event.”

The estimated jackpot dwarfs the previous $390 million record, which was split in 2007 by two winners who bought tickets in Georgia and New Jersey.

The rarity of Friday’s jackpot was fueling the fervor. Lines formed at grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stops and other venues across the country.

In Arizona, a café worker reported selling $2,600 worth of tickets to one buyer. In Indiana, hundreds lined up for a giveaway of free tickets. Hundreds from Utah and Las Vegas streamed in to neighboring California or Arizona to buy tickets because their states don’t participate.

Accountant Ray Lousteau, who bought 55 Mega Millions tickets Friday in New Orleans, knows buying that many tickets doesn’t mathematically increase his odds, and that his $55 could have gone elsewhere. He spent it anyway.

“Mathematically, it doesn’t make a difference, and intellectually we know that. But for some reason buying more tickets makes you feel more lucky,” Lousteau said. “Even people who know better are apt to feel that way.”

In Chicago, Peter Muiznieks bought a ticket at a liquor store. He knows his chance of winning is a long shot, and that the money the country is spending on tickets could go elsewhere. He still couldn’t help himself, and laughed as the apparent contradiction of his opinion and his actions.

“Lottery and games of chance are a stupidity tax and the more we all buy into this, the less rational we are as a society,” he said.

story from and video at:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/record-mega-millions-numbers-23-38-46-mb-16043296#.T3aBrTEgc3M

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After all the hype, there was disappointment in California but joy in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois, where winning Mega Millions tickets were sold for the record $640-million jackpot.

There was a silver lining for California. Twenty-nine tickets sold in the state had five of the numbers and were expected to pay off in the high hundreds of thousands of dollars, said Russ Lopez, a spokesman for the California Lottery, which monitors the game in the state.

Nine of the 29 tickets were sold in Los Angeles County — five in Los Angeles, and one each in Montebello, Long Beach, Hawthorne and El Monte. A five-number ticket was also sold in Anaheim.

Southern Californians wanting in on the historic — if astronomically small — chance to be fabulously wealthy waited in lines for as long as five hours to get a stake in the dream, but many were turned away as their chance of getting to the cash register by Friday’s 7:45 p.m. cutoff closed in.

Thousands of Nevadans drove to neighboring states to get in on the action, because Nevada doesn’t participate in the massive twice-weekly gamble.

According to the Associated Press, Illinois’ winning ticket was sold in the small town of Red Bud, near St. Louis. The winner used a quick pick to select the numbers, Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang said. The Maryland Lottery said it sold a winning ticket at a retail store in Baltimore County. A winning ticket also was purchased in northeast Kansas, according to the Kansas Lottery website, AP said.

The winning numbers were 2-4-23-38-46, and the Mega Ball was 23.

Lottery officials had estimated that there was a 95% chance someone would win the jackpot Friday.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/mega-millions-record-jackpot-drawing-california.html

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The drawing will be held in Atlanta at 11 p.m. EST.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/30/us-lottery-megamillions-idUSBRE82T0U420120330

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[Venus and Jupiter in Taurus.  Venus/Jupiter = Ascendant.  Jupiter/Ascendant = Part of Fortune.  Vesta/Ceres = Eris.  Mars/Chiron = North Node.]

 

Friday March 30th, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia

March 30th, 2012

3 + 30 +2+0+1+2 = 38 = the $640 Mega Millions lottery’s life lesson and personal year = Taking care of yourself.

Queen of Cups Tarot card

38 year + 3 (March) = 41 = the $640 Mega Millions lottery’s personal month = Things get ugly.

Ace of Cups Tarot card

41 month + 30 (30th of the month on Friday March 30th, 2012) = 71 = the $640 Mega Millions lottery’s personal day = For professionals.

Three of PentaclesTarot card

71 day + 1 = 72 = the $640 Mega Millions lottery’s personal hour = Millionaire.  Greed.  Be financially conservative.

Four of Pentacles Tarot card

41 month + 30 (30th of the month on Friday March 30th, 2012) = 71 = the $640 Mega Millions lottery’s personal day = Millionaire.  Greed.  Be financially conservative.

Four of Pentacles Tarot card

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