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Lewis Seals’ complaint against Greyhound Bus Lines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been released. The complaint has been separated into three parts and can be viewed in the “Repository of Documents.”
 
  1. OSHA Whistleblower Complaint Part 1
  2. OSHA Whistleblower Complaint Part 2
  3. OSHA Whistleblower Complaint Part 3
   
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The reason the complaint was released to the public

The reason for informing the public is because Lewis Seals mailed his whistleblower complaint to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on September 22, 2016, and to date (June 17, 2017) OSHA has not even conducted the initial interview with Lewis Seals to determine the need for an investigation. Upon searching OSHA's "Establishment Search" Lewis Seals' whistleblower case cannot even be found. You may see the results here.
 

Legal standard for (OSHA) investigation

Under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 60 days after receiving a complaint to conduct an investigation, decide whether it is reasonable to believe the complaint has merit, and notify, in writing, the complainant and the person alleged to have committed the violation of the findings.
 

What is the reason for the government's inaction

The government's inaction is based on many factors; however, this is a partial letter I sent to OSHA:
 
On March 30, 2017, I submitted a document to OSHA to request the issuance of findings and preliminary orders regarding the above “whistleblower case.” This case as a matter of law and according to the legal requirements of several “whistleblower” statutes would conclude that this case is both “serious” and has “merit.” Using only this strict legal scrutiny, it would be fair that this case would be investigated within the statutory time limits allowed. However, after many years of dealing with the absolute “corruptness” of the United States government, I have found that there is only an “illusion” of fairness. In reality, if you are deemed a threat or have been “blackballed” then your complaints would be pushed aside. Furthermore, if the complaint deals with persons considered a “national security threat,” a whole new set of law applies that is not rooted in the democracy of the United States Constitution.
 
Government of itself is not the benign, helpful institution that many believe it is but an “evil” and “corrupt” system that follow many of the precepts that Niccolo Machiavelli has put forth in his books, “The Prince” and “Discourses on Livy.” Even on an intellectual level, his concept that the, “well-being of the state is the responsibility of the ruler and should be achieved by any means possible, even by deceptions, treacheries, and intrigues” seems as a fairy tale to most people. However, through my experience, the government will not only try to kill you but will try to “devastate” your life through setups, frame-ups, conspiracies, and deceit. They can take many forms as denying an individual government benefits, failing to investigate legitimate complaints, arresting an individual, attempting to silence an individual through coercion, collusion, and a host of other forms. However, one of the main “tactics” that the government uses against “known enemies of the state” is a to declare that an individual has a mental illness and tries to commit them to a “(STATE – GOVERNMENT) mental institution,” knowing that the person is not a harm or danger to himself or to anyone else.
 

Conclusion

Those following my web posts and online Twitter account may not totally understand "exactly" what is going on but it will be explained in detail in my book, "The Government, The Mafia and Greyhound Bus Lines." Those who do "understand" should not be worried about me as the Lord protects me and this is not my doing. Several individuals have gone "too far" and they know exactly what they have done. I am not out to get "revenge" nor am I trying to "prevail," I already have the "VICTORY" in Christ Jesus. God bless you!

 
-Lewis Seals
 
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In the blog post, "Information Regarding The Government, the Mafia, And Greyhound Bus Lines Book," I mentioned that I gave both Greyhound Bus Lines and Leah Smith the opportunity to stop the publishing of this book. The terms that Greyhound Bus Lines refused has now been added to the repository of documents.” You may read the contents of the settlement letter by clicking here.
  
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Why this settlement letter is important

This settlement letter was sent to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in an attempt to settle the "whistleblower case" that was filed against them. Each year, around 18 million people depend on Greyhound Bus Lines to get them to their destinations. However, due to "manpower" and a "shortage of buses," Greyhound Bus Lines has had "severe" logistical challenges in meeting the demands of its customers. Instead of doing what is right, Greyhound Bus Lines has created a "climate" where a bus driver may drive a bus fatigued for “fear” of losing their job. Greyhound Bus Lines retaliates against individuals who assert their “protected rights” under the Surface Air Transportation Act. This could reasonably be expected to pose an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of individuals who ride Greyhound Bus Lines.
 

What were the conditions of the settlement

The conditions of the settlement were:
1. Greyhound agrees not to retaliate on any individual who files a complaint or “books” off fatigue.
2. Greyhound restructures payment so that employees are paid fairly for time worked without filing laborious paperwork.
3. Greyhound employees are granted “days” off in regular intervals, consistent with federal guidelines.
4. Greyhound must make this known to employees by drafting a statement detailing these policy changes or recommitment, to policies that are currently, in effect, but have been ignored.
 
Greyhound Bus Lines was unwilling to agree to the terms of this settlement, which should "raise concern" from both its passengers and the federal government; however, as of this writing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not concluded their investigation in violation of federal law. This should "raise concern" as this is what Greyhound Bus Lines should already be doing and is a part of their policy and procedures. 
 
While I will not go into detail about the policies of Greyhound Bus Lines, it is important to note that according to the agreement between Greyhound Bus Lines and the Amalgamated Transit Union, "Operators who were available for seven consecutive days without a book-off are eligible for an Earned Day Off." Greyhound Bus drivers are "hard-pressed" to get these "Earned Days off" because they will arbitrarily be refused. 
 

What are the "special forces”

The "special forces" are a "nickname" to those who are currently in the "mafia." They are known by several names, these names along with the definition of the "mafia" will be defined in the book.
 

Legal statutes that allow me to write this book

The book will be written in accordance with legal statutes under federal law for whistleblowers. Some of those statues are:
1. First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
2. Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
3. Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983
4. Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C.§ 1985 (2) and (3)
5. Protection for employees of publicly traded companies who provide evidence of fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A
6. Final Rule 29 CFR Part 1980 U.S. Department of Labor Vol. 69 Federal Register 52104 (August 24, 2004)
7. Surface Transportation Assistance Act 49 U.S.C. §31101
8. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Rules for Implementing Section 405 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, 29 CFR § 1978
 
This by no means is an exhaustive list but under U.S. law, I am permitted to write this “whistleblower book.” This also includes events that happened roughly eight years ago to this present time. It is also "VERY IMPORTANT"  as I have no "ill will" or "malice" in publishing this account of "TRUE" events. Both Greyhound Bus Lines and Leah Smith were given the opportunity to do what is right without this book being published. These two "Greyhound Bus Lines" and "Leah Smith" are seemingly most likely the ones to assert defamation, libel, or slander. In saying that, a  "TRUE" statement cannot be libel or slander. This is even more so if it is not done with "malice" or "ill will." That is why the settlement letter has been uploaded before the publishing of this book so that people will see that there was no "ill will" or "malice" involved; however, the documents in regard to Leah Smith will not be published at this time in the repository to allow for a change of heart. We all make mistakes and I would like to give her and her family another opportunity to not be in this book, by doing the right thing. 
 
-Lewis Seals
 
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