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Mr. Douglas B. Spink

President

Strategicus Partners

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Strategicus Partners

Background Information

Employment History

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Seedling Technologies Corp

Chief Executive Officer

Timberline Farm LLC

Database Marketing Analyst

Leo Burnett Company Limited

Consultant

The Boston Consulting Group Inc

Beneficial Owner of Shares

Nettaxi.com

Chairman

Nxgen Networks Inc

Chairman

Brighton Technologies Group Inc

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Baneki

Affiliations

Founder
Exitpoint Stallions Limited

Board Member
Stonepath Group , Inc.

Advisor To Several E-Commerce Companies
Bidland.com Inc

Advisor To Several E-Commerce Companies
AssetExchange

Advisor To Several E-Commerce Companies
Matacat.Com

Advisor To Several E-Commerce Companies
Webmodal.Com

Education

BA

cultural anthropology

Reed College

MBA

marketing

University of Chicago

Ph.D.

Systems Science

Portland State University

Web References (53 Total References)


Headlines/Breaking News from The Business Journal of Portland - bizjournals.com

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Strategicus president Doug Spink and COO Barry Uphoff will respectively serve as chief technology officer, and as president/CEO of Net Value.


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Douglas B. Spink , Chief Executive Officer : Mr. Spink is the founder of Seedling Technology Ventures , Incorporated.In addition to day-to-day executive responsibilities , he has authority for all corporate financing and acquisitions.Prior to founding Seedling , Mr. Spink has had extensive experience with early stage Internet and technology companies.In 1998 Mr. Spink founded Strategicus Partners , Inc. , a technology consultancy and e-commerce business incubator.That company was acquired by The Stonepath Group , Inc. in mid-1999 , at which point Mr. Spink joined the board of directors and became that company's Chief Technical Offer.Mr. Spink resigned his positions with Stonepath in January 2000.During the past five years Mr. Spink has invested in , co-founded , or served as an advisor to several e-commerce companies , including webmodal.com , assetexchange.com , Bidland.com and matacat.com.Prior to Stategicus , Mr. Spink founded and served as CEO of athletica.com and Timberline Direct , a sports nutritional portal and direct marketing company , respectively.He sold both of these companies to a large Northwest retailer in 1998.Mr. Spink was formerly a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and an analyst at Leo Burnett & Co. , where he consulted in marketing with Fortune 100 companies.Mr. Spink earned his MBA in marketing from the University of Chicago , his BA in cultural anthropology from Reed College and is currently studying for his Ph.D. in Systems Science at Portland State University , with a research focus on quantitative theories of consciousness.Mr. Spink is also the owner of Timberline Farms LLC , an importer and breeder of Grand Prix showjumping Holsteiner horses.
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D.B. LeConte-Spink ➰ wrinko.net | “unwavering defiance� of bigotry, cruelty, & police state thuggery

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You know I represent Douglas Spink.

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With regard to the Doug Spink case, have you received e-mail communication from either US Probation, US Prosecutors, county probation, county law enforcement with regard to Mr. Spink?
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Q. Now, there was a, as has been explained to me, a probation search of the residence where Mr. Spink was living back in April of 2010.
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Did they share any information about whether they thought they expected to arrest Mr. Spink or anyone there at the time?
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When in relation to the timing of the search did you first become aware that Mr. Spink had been arrested?
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Q. I have been told that there is a summary of animal abuse case Doug Spink [location redacted] that was submitted to Whatcom County Council.
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Q. There is a document entitled summary of animal abuse case Doug Spink - [location redacted] that was submitted to Whatcom County Council about June 21st of 2010.
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Seattle (WA, United States): At the conclusion of today's hearing in front of Judge Ricardo Martinez, noted counter-surveillance technologist & heterospecies activist Douglas Spink responded with a declaration of "final round victory.
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"As my legal team prepared for today's hearing, it became crystal clear that the USPO had lost the will to continue this fight," observes Spink.
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Continues Spink: "During nearly ten years of harassment, repeated imprisonment, and extra-legal persecution by the United States government, I have never kneeled down in the face of their illegitimate exercise of power.
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"With the Fed persecution campaign vanquished entirely," Spink explains," I am able to concentrate 100% of my energies on achieving a parallel victory in the 'Enumclaw Witchunt' case brought against me by Laura Clark in Whatcom County.
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According to Spink: "I proudly face down that hate-driven, bigotry-motivated Whatcom case directly and with my full attention.
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Spink continues: "It is long past time for her to stop wasting taxpayer - and donor - resources on bizarre, counter-factual personal vendettas and on purchases of militaristic armaments.
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Noted for his "unwavering defiance" (in the words of the U.S. Attorney's office) in the face of years of federal efforts to compel censorship of his published writings, to punish him for his activism in defence of persecuted minorities, and to hinder his work in the field of counter-surveillance technology, Spink never caved in to those censorship pressures. Instead, a full, uncensored archive of his writings has been collected at http://wrinko.net.
Additionally, with his federal 'supervision' now at a close, he prepares to return formally to his leadership role in the counter-surveillance & network security field. His position as Researcher in Residence with Baneki Privacy Labs (http://baneki.nu) is expected to expand into additional roles in related projects & technologies.
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Spink concludes by quoting philosopher Daniel Quinn:
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Corinne Super, ex-fiancee of Douglas Spink
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Corinne Super, ex-fiancee of Douglas Spink


D.B. LeConte-Spink ➰ wrinko.net | “unwavering defiance� of bigotry, cruelty, & police state thuggery

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Seattle (WA, United States): At the conclusion of today's hearing in front of Judge Ricardo Martinez, noted counter-surveillance technologist & heterospecies activist Douglas Spink responded with a declaration of "final round victory.

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"As my legal team prepared for today's hearing, it became crystal clear that the USPO had lost the will to continue this fight," observes Spink.
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Continues Spink: "During nearly ten years of harassment, repeated imprisonment, and extra-legal persecution by the United States government, I have never kneeled down in the face of their illegitimate exercise of power.
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"With the Fed persecution campaign vanquished entirely," Spink explains," I am able to concentrate 100% of my energies on achieving a parallel victory in the 'Enumclaw Witchunt' case brought against me by Laura Clark in Whatcom County.
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According to Spink: "I proudly face down that hate-driven, bigotry-motivated Whatcom case directly and with my full attention.
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Spink continues: "It is long past time for her to stop wasting taxpayer - and donor - resources on bizarre, counter-factual personal vendettas and on purchases of militaristic armaments.
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Noted for his "unwavering defiance" (in the words of the U.S. Attorney's office) in the face of years of federal efforts to compel censorship of his published writings, to punish him for his activism in defence of persecuted minorities, and to hinder his work in the field of counter-surveillance technology, Spink never caved in to those censorship pressures. Instead, a full, uncensored archive of his writings has been collected at http://wrinko.net.
Additionally, with his federal 'supervision' now at a close, he prepares to return formally to his leadership role in the counter-surveillance & network security field. His position as Researcher in Residence with Baneki Privacy Labs (http://baneki.nu) is expected to expand into additional roles in related projects & technologies.
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Spink concludes by quoting philosopher Daniel Quinn:
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Corinne Super, ex-fiancee of Douglas Spink
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Corinne Super, ex-fiancee of Douglas Spink


Corinne Super Archives | D.B. LeConte-Spink âž° wrinko.net

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A common thread in the years-long smear campaigns against Doug Spink has been the ever-shifting sands of accusations against him.

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Two things have stayed constant, and they're closely related: the hatred of Doug by the United Police States of America, and their constant smearing of him as a snitch.
True to form, the exact story of what Doug supposedly did to get labelled a snitch never really holds stable over time. The ever-creative Seattle Times can't quite keep him distinct from Wesley Cornett - the actual snitch who actually wore a DEA wire on Doug (and others) for several months.
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First, Doug worked for a Canadian smuggling organization.
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[note: If you read the rest of that story, you see that the Times is already engaging in a hand-waving conflation of Doug with Cornett - the entire article is about Cornett, his wire, his cooperation, his work to catch the two dirty lawyers... Doug comes up only in reference to an issue relating to conflict with his attorney, Jeff Steinborn - more on that below...]
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[note: If you read the rest of that story, you see that the Times is already engaging in a hand-waving conflation of Doug with Cornett - the entire article is about Cornett, his wire, his cooperation, his work to catch the two dirty lawyers... Doug comes up only in reference to an issue relating to conflict with his attorney, Jeff Steinborn - more on that below...]
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Second, the night Doug was arrested he'd just picked up a load from Cornett, in Everett.
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Third, Doug refused to take the various law enforcement folks gathered in Monroe to his 'meet' location with the helicopter, in the North Cascades, later that evening.
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Doug didn't take cops to the helicopter, and was booked into jail that night. Since the pilot of his crew (Owe Jensen, who died later in 2005 in a helicopter crash - and no, it wasn't an "accident") was never arrested nor charged with a crime, it's quite obvious Doug didn't provide information to the Feds so they could catch the helicopter.
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Thus was a sad fate, like the suicide of Sam Brown, averted when Doug refused the Fed offer.
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Fifth, Doug went to prison that night, and didn't step free until several years later. Indeed, he was locked up the whole time Cornett was wearing his DEA wire to meet with the two local attorneys who eventually plead guilty to accepting drug money. Despite that, the "Seattle Wiki" can't quite seem to stop saying that Doug was responsible for these two lawyers' subsequent legal troubles - apparently, he has magical superpowers and can arrange for meetings with people while in solitary confinement, in prison. Wow.
Sixth, Doug hired a fellow named Jeffrey Steinborn as his attorney.
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Steinborn wrote the suppression motion to contest the illegal detention of Doug during his traffic stop arrest.
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Doug blew the whistle on Steinborn's betrayal. He's never discussed this before, but apparently that information is shortly to be published in an upcoming book, so we don't think it's out of line to mention it here. Oddly, a competent writer at the Seattle Times actually got this basically right in an article back in 2005:
Friedman referred to a "conflict of interest" between Spink and his attorney. Spink's cooperation has "given rise to independent investigation of others, including members of our bar," Friedman said.
He said the matters under investigation involving attorneys relate to their obligations to their clients and to the court. He characterized Spink's information as "very significant" and likened it to "turning on a light in a room. {boldface added}
Seventh, Doug plead guilty to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance. One count. His recommended sentence range was 6-7 years - not 10 years, not 15 years. Further, he quite clearly qualified for the "safety valve" as a first-time, nonviolent offender - which removed the mandatory minimum 10 year sentence for his charge). Here's how Families Against Mandatory Minimums describes the safety valve: "...some defendants qualify for the 'safety valve,' a law Congress passed in 1994 (at FAMM's urging) to provide relief from mandatory minimums" (a detailed overview is available here, as .pdf).
Is it fair that he could get so little time for carrying such a large load of drugs? No, it's not - the drug laws in this country are hideously unfair. In the years since his arrest, Doug has spoken out loudly and consistently on these unfair laws - the very laws which ended up unfairly benefiting him after his arrest. They are unfair, they are indefensible, and even someone who got the less-bad end of them rejects them as evil. (Doug, it should be said, knew those laws intimately and had researched the sentencing guidelines extensively before he was ever arrested. Geeks do stuff like that. So perhaps it was not just "luck" that lead him to avoid a far worse baseline guideline range...)
Eight, Doug reached an agreement with the AUSA in charge of his case to jointly recommend a lowered sentence. As is the case with any guilty plea in any federal case, he provided a "proffer" of his involvement in the drug business. Nothing in that guilty plea resulted in anybody else being questioned, charged, tried, or convicted of anything - except himself, of course. Remember, he worked for a Canadian smuggling organization: how many Canadians were ever brought into his actual case? Zero. A pretty clear number: zero.
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How is it, if Doug was doing all this "cooperating" and "snitching," that nobody involved in his case ever got in trouble - including the people closest to him, the ones most actively involved? There's something obviously wrong here - the facts keep getting in the way of the smears and disinformation!
Ninth, when he was sentenced, the prosecutor in his case made a very specific statement to the court justifying the sentence recommendation of 3 years. He likened it to "turning on a light in a room," and stated it related to "members of our bar" - if you want to replace that with "Jeff Steinborn," you won't be far off the mark. So did Doug blow the whistle on Steinborn?
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Nor, perhaps not surprisingly, was there public mention of the bad traffic stop, missing drug dog, and possibility the whole thing would be tossed on a suppression ruling - that was a 'handshake' deal between Doug and his prosecutor.
Tenth, the specifics of Doug's aforementioned handshake deal with the prosecutor on his case have never been made public. As we understand it, Doug gave his word not to do so and - despite what we'd honestly say are some waffles on that over the years - he's largely kept that bargain. But, that's about to end with that book that's coming out, which will have the full story in it. And it's a hell of a story... but it's not, alas, what the Seattle Wiki keeps claiming. No surprise, as they've never actually asked Doug what actually happened - a telling omission.
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As with so much else, we expect Doug will be talking about this - in his own words - once the last vestiges of the gag order are cleared away, in due course. For now, he's suggested that the facts largely speak for themselves - and that anyone who cares about the truth can read the uncontested facts and put together the outlines of what went down. That'll all come clearer as real reporters - and not washed-up, bitter almost-beens - publish the results of their investigations.
But there's one thing that we just can't refrain from pointing out, although it should be really obvious to anyone by now:
Ten years on, the federal government - and their sock-puppets in the local press - continues to go to astonishing lengths to paint Doug as a happy ally in their War on Whatever. And... honestly... are we supposed to believe their frantic efforts to do are just, um, some concern with keeping the historical record accurate? C'mon! These folks have lied about every step in Doug's battles with them, year after year. They've fed disinformation to the press, they've suborned perjury from witnesses, they've changed their stories so many times the blur becomes dizzying. One thing is constant: their hatred of Doug.
Why do they hate him, and why do they feel so desperate a need to smear him as a government agent? Not hard to figure out, really: he does a kind of work, in the encryption/privacy world, that scares the hell out of the police state.
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Doug plead guilty, in 2005. He made a deal with the prosecutor to get a lower sentence than his guidelines, yep.
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In the end, Doug has lived under the glare of media - and police - obsession for almost a decade now, since that arrest. Suffice to say that he's received enormous pressure to roll over on people around him, again and again and again. Those who know him personally have seen that pressure. And the public reaction he's had to that pressure is pretty much undeniable: he's told the cops to go fuck themselves, over and over. That's just the sum of it, and it's pretty hard to claim otherwise. They've targeted him, and punished him, and labelle

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