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Science Blog (blog): Sovereign Deed’s Wikipedia Entry Edited

It appears that someone doesn’t want anyone to know about our investigative report on Sovereign Deed.
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Science Blog (blog): Media Reaction to Sovereign Deed Story

The investigative reporting that we did at the Michigan Messenger last week on Barrett Moore and Sovereign Deed has gotten a fair amount of attention, but the story is still unfolding.
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Great Lakes Bulletin News Service: County’s Secrecy Agreement with Firm Draws Fire

When executives from a new Illinois company called Sovereign Deed first traveled to Emmet County in 2007 to talk to local officials about setting up shop at the Pellston Regional Airport, their promise of generating hundred of new jobs excited officials in this job-starved county.
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Shakesville (blog): - Another day, another black eye for private military contractors:

A Chicago businessman, now presents himself as a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and business “visionary” who revolutionized the private security market but and Army spokesman said Moore was never an officer and never had intelligence training.
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Science Blogs (blog): Lessenberry on Sovereign Deed

As of January 17th, there were links to 6 Michigan Messenger articles on the company. On January 20th, the external links were edited and all those links were gone. It was edited by someone at the IP address 24.15.67.235,…
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Associated Press: Officials Hope Emergency Training Pays

A new company called Sovereign Deed wants to build a complex at Pellston airport that would help big-city customers prepare for and survive catastrophes such as terrorist attacks and killer storm.
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Downstreamer (blog): Sovereign Deed

The Michigan Land Use Institute has posted a story about a nefarious organization called Sovereign Deed, whose purpose seems to be to provide private sector emergency protection to the rich, seeing as FEMA is only for poor chumps with no connections to power, and nobody expects it to work any more.
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Petoskey News: Uncertainty over Sovereign Deed plans

A confidentiality agreement. The story said: "Elected officials in Pellston have declined to answer the questions, citing confidentiality agreements with the firm."
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Jack Lessenberry (blog): Essay: Sovereign Deed - 1/25/08

Based on the founder’s past track record, there is ample reason to wonder whether Sovereign Deed will ever live up to its promises to build a vast disaster response operation to look after rich people.
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What Happened to Amercians? (blog): Sovereign Deed, Richard Rainwater....BUSH!!! Oh yea!

Contractor made millions claiming Army stripes. In December 2003, the founders of Triple Canopy, a private security firm in Baghdad, caught their first big break, signing a contract with the Coalition Provisional Authority governing Iraq. Within four months, Triple Canopy had signed six contracts worth more than $28 million to guard U.S. facilities throughout Iraq.
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Blue Girl, Red State (blog): The Phony Soldier as CEO

Blue Girl picked up on this guy last week, but neither one of us got around to doing much with the story because, well, we're busy people and there was so much going on.
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alt.politics (blog): Your tax dollars down another rathole: Phony vet claims to have extensive intell experience, gets millions in government contracts because of his rightwing connections -- in fact, he's another lying rightwing dogfucker

For the military veterans who founded the company and Barrett H. Moore, who was then Triple Canopy's chief executive officer, these agreements launched the company on the path to what it is today: one of the leading private military contractors, sharing a $1 billion contract with Blackwater USA and DynCorp to guard U.S. personnel in the Middle East.
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Survival Blog (blog): The Sovereign Deed Scheme–Can Someone Just Buy Survival?

I enjoyed reading article you recently linked entitled “Is Survival Only for the Rich?” The company’s idea to provide “we’ll save you if you pay us enough” services is nothing new.
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Petoskey News: Residents allege Sovereign Deed isn’t reliable partner

A letter signed by local citizens, including Charlevoix County attorney Ellis Boal and Friendship Township Supervisor Dale Scott, titled "Sovereign Deed: A House of Cards," states that the group's investigation had revealed the following "basic nuts-and-bolts problems."
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Petoskey News Sovereign Deed founder makes case to Kiwanis

Barrett Moore, the founder and CEO of Sovereign Deed, a civil defense firm, met with Harbor Springs Kiwanis Club members to discuss the proposed national response center at Pellston Airport.
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