ALL MARYLAND AND BALTIMORE POLS ARE GLOBAL 1% PLAYERS AND INDEED THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES OR 99% OF CITIZENS.
Let's spent today reviewing what the terms global 1% and their 2% and then 5% mean to make sure no one in the US think they are WINNERS.
If one reads global history and especially those about those global 1% OLD WORLD MERCHANT OF VENICE families from 500AD-----to 1500AD one would see the names of about 14 families around the world then called the global 1%. If one looks at today's lists of global rich one would see the same 14 families with their children, grandchildren, aunts and uncles being those global 2%. NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE 1500 AD regarding wealth SINCE THESE FEW DECADES OF ROBBER BARON FRAUDS. Before Clinton/Bush/Obama our US wealth was spread broadly with few millionaires----after these few decades the same 14 families clawed back all wealth in US ----same around the world. This is why we shout--those allowed to be NEW RICH because they were ROBBER BARON PLAYERS ----will soon be great big losers. The 99% should not feel they will benefit by latching on to these 5% global Wall Street players----THEY ARE A SINKING SHIP.
When we use the term global 1% and their 2% ---we are GENERALIZING---of course there is not exactly a global 1% and their 2%. What we are saying is the US is moving back to colonial times when only that small group of people had all wealth and power. The difference from early America and today is ----those US 1% and their 2% are no longer tied to AMERICA----they are tied to that OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE 1%.
Anyone thinking there is a 1% and a 2% Americans----need to understand all wealth has been transferred to the GLOBAL 1% AND THEIR 2%---there are no 1% and their 2% AMERICAN RICH.
All these multi-billionaires are rich not because they are clever or talented---they are rich because the fleecing of America took all wealth to people who were family members of those OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE. This is why we shout MYTH-MAKING of these CEOs makes them look simply that 99% made good----they are simply related to an OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% who buy patents and control global banking and development. There is no way you and I would become a MERCHANT OF VENICE. This is why the 99% fights to get those pesky global 1% out of governance
Billionaires List: Meet The Richest People On The Planet
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By Luisa Kroll and Kerry A. Dolan
It was a record year for the richest people on earth, as the number of billionaires jumped 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 last year, the first time ever that Forbes has pinned down more than 2,000 ten-figure-fortunes. Their total net worth rose by 18% to $7.67 trillion, also a record. The change in the number of billionaires -- up 233 since the 2016 list -- was the biggest in the 31 years that Forbes has been tracking billionaires globally. Gainers since last year’s list outnumbered losers by more than three to one.
Read more: The Full List of The World's Billionaires
Bill Gates is the number one richest for the fourth year in a row, and the richest person in the world for 18 out of the past 23 years. He has a fortune of $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos had the best year of any person on the planet, adding $27.6 billion to his fortune; now worth $72.8 billion, he moved into the top three in the world for the first time, up from number five a year ago.
Warren Buffett had the second-best year, and the biggest gain since Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016. His $14.8 billion jump in 12 months was enough for him to grab back the number two spot from Amancio Ortega, founder of Spanish clothing chain Zara. Ortega’s fortune was up $4.3 billion since last year, but he still fell to fourth in the world, unable to keep up with the outsize gains of others.
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Members of the 2017 Forbes list of billionaires, from top left: Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya, VietJet founder Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Bill Gates; from bottom left: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, Stripe cofounder John Collison.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg moved up to number five for the first time, after his fortune rose $11.4 billion in 12 months. Meanwhile Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, once the world’s richest man, fell to number six, the first time he’s been out of the top five in a dozen years.
There were 195 newcomers. Mainland China had the most new ten-figure fortunes with 76. The U.S. was second with 25. Notable newbies include Patagonia sportswear founder Yvon Chouinard; Viking Cruises founder Torstein Hagen of Norway; U.S. hedge fund tycoon Cliff Asness and two of his partners; and John and Patrick Collison, Irish citizens who cofounded San Francisco-based Stripe, which enables online payments. John Collison, age 26, is now the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, just two months younger than Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel. The Collisons are two of just four self-made billionaires in their 20s (the other two are the Snapchat cofounders). There are 56 billionaires under age 40, down from 66 last year, after some aged out and others dropped below the $1 billion mark.
New Australian billionaire Manny Stul may not be a familiar name yet, but his popular Shopkins, grocery-inspired plastic collectibles with names like Kris P. Lettuce and Posh Pear, are a huge hit with American kids.
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There are also 15 new self-made women, all but one of whom are from Asia Pacific. That includes 10 from China and the first ever from Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, who took her budget airline, VietJet Air, public in February 2017. The sole American self-made woman newcomer is Thai Lee, who was born in Thailand but moved to the U.S. as a child and now runs tech reseller SHI, reportedly the nation’s largest woman-owned business by sales. Altogether there are 227 women on list, including 10 who cofounded or own businesses with a spouse or a brother and thus share the fortune.
The U.S. continues to have more billionaires than any other nation, with a record 565, up from 540 a year ago. China is catching up with 319. (Hong Kong has another 67, and Macau 1.) Germany has the third most with 114 and India, with 101, the first time it has had more than 100, is fourth.
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Seventy-eight people fell off the list, including 33 from China, 7 Americans and 9 who are still super wealthy but share their wealth among extended family members and therefore are not eligible for these ranks. Additionally, 20 billionaires died in the past year, including Enterprise car rental founder Jack Taylor and Michael Ilitch, who launched Little Caesar’s pizza with his wife, Marian.
Go here for the full list of all the world's billionaires.
The Richest Women In The World 2017
The Forbes Billionaires list is a snapshot of wealth taken on February 17, 2017; we used stock prices and exchange rates from around the world to calculate net worths. Some fortunes have changed considerably since then.
We list individuals rather than multigenerational families who share large fortunes, though we include wealth belonging to a billionaire’s spouse and children if the current list member is the founder of the fortune. In that case you’ll see “& family” on the list. We also include married couples who built fortunes and businesses together. In those instance, we list both names (i.e. Tom & Judy Love).
We posted about that global 1% CHOBANI and his yogurt factory built in IDAHO. Chobani is Turkish---he is tied to OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE Turkish global 1%----bring that global factory to the US to fill with global labor pool workers that will be working here in US just as they do in Middle-East and Asia. The Clinton Initiative has this as a goal---moving all those global 1% and their 2% family members to Foreign Economic Zones where they will control that nation's economics and governance. It has never been tied to FREE MARKET---it has always had the goal of CRONYISM. This is why it was so important that 99% of right wing and left wing US citizens came out during Clinton/Bush when elections were rigged to only those global Wall Street candidates ---to stop this MOVING FORWARD to American colonial status ----ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE---the DARK AGES.
Are we being anti-Muslim because we shout against Chobani? Of course not-----you can bet the supposed MUSLIM TERRORISTS are those Arabic sovereign citizens trying to get rid of this OLD WORLD MERCHANT OF VENICE enslaver. America was built to escape these global 1%-----when we sit and watch MOVING FORWARD we are setting the stage for US citizens to become those Arabic, Asian, and Latin American citizens fighting for their rights as citizens. CLINTON INITIATIVE is global 1% rule----Bush is the same----they are a tag team of breaking American status as FREE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC.
This article is written by BREITBART---- we see connections of BREITBART to Jewish global 1%---Clinton is tied to Catholic global 1% -----Chobani is tied to that Muslim global 1%----AND NONE OF THEM ARE RELIGIOUS---they are simply OLD WORLD RICH FIGHTING FOR MORE MONEY AND POWER AND THEY ARE ALL GLOBAL OLD WORLD FREEMASONS.
If all WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% are doing is fighting to be tied to a Jewish global 1% ---a Catholic global 1% --or a Muslim global 1% ---we are all going to be those DARK AGES slaves and serfs. Whether black, white, or brown 99% we have in America gained more and more rights and power for the people through our US government structure BEFORE CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA dismantled them.
LET'S RETURN TO LAST CENTURY'S REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE CAPITALISM AND REBUILD EQUAL PROTECTION AND WEALTH EQUITY FOR ALL 99% OF US CITIZENS.
REAL left social progressive work for those 99% of Turkish/Kurdish citizens being thrown into the global labor pools as enslaved global factory workers----and those being brought to US under the guise of being refugees-----we do not work for that global 1% and their 2% and do not want more of these OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE inside US as we fight to get rid of the ones already here!
Did you hear United Nations Clinton global Wall Street MARCH ON WASHINGTON with fists against Trump shouting against these global factories enslaving Asian and Middle-Eastern 99% in CA ----TX---and now ID? No, because FIST UP CLINTON'S work for those global 1% and their 2%--as does all right wing economics ---corporate power and wealth.
We remember IRAQ invasion by Bush/Cheney was about OIL----well, Kurdish IRAQ is ground zero for OIL in IRAQ and we can bet Chobani is that tie to OIL AND OLD WORLD TURKISH EMPIRE.
Turkish Chobani Owner Has Deep Ties to Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Campaign
TWIN FALLS, IDAHO – Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish-born billionaire best known for having founded the United States’ largest greek yogurt company, Chobani, has ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and a host of other globalist corporatist figures including Warren Buffet. Chobani’s factory in Twin Falls – the world’s largest yogurt factory – has been at the center of Breitbart News’ investigative series into the small town’s refugee resettlement program.According to CNN Money: starting in 2008, Chobani began to hire refugees to work in its upstate New York plant – and listening to Ulukaya speak at events like the Clinton Global Initiative and Davos, one can tell that the issue closest to his heart is refugee resettlement.
The Chobani billionaire’s many speeches and soliloquies on the issue of refugees combined with his extensive political connections may explain why establishment politicians, both Republican and Democrat, have swooned over Ulukaya, positively giddy to form “business / government partnerships” with him and to support his position on refugees.
Many people first heard about the Twin Falls refugee resettlement program when a five-year-old girl was raped at the hands of three refugee boys. More recently, a Muslim refugee molested a mentally retarded woman. Those stories led to a look at the wider conditions that led to refugee resettlement in the state of Idaho, a situation connected to the drive for cheap labor by the local food processing industry that Chobani is a major part of.
Who is Hamdi Ulukaya? His Forbes bio says:
Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish founder of America’s most popular Greek yogurt, Chobani, came to the U.S in 1994 to study business. Seeing that yogurt wasn’t as natural and nutritious as it was at home, Ulukaya created his own recipe and has since made a fortune from the nation’s Greek yogurt craze. He started by buying a Kraft Foods yogurt plant in central New York state with a loan from the Small Business Administration in 2005.
Although he’s hailed as an entrepreneur, in the era of globalism, big government and big business are intermeshed and the rise of Chobani is a prime example of this new reality. Hamdi Ulukaya has used local, state and federal resources of the United States government at every stage of his business growth.
Even since the $800,000 Small Business Administration loan that Ulukaya took out to open his first factory, Ulukaya’s love affair with oligarchy has only grown.Take a major source of revenue for Chobani: the federal school lunch program. Chobani is the main supplier of Greek yogurt for the federal school system, and Ulukaya had no problem greasing the wheels to make that happen, as the Albany Times Union reported last year:
With encouragement from (New York Senators) Schumer and Gellibrand, Ulukaya and other New York Greek yogurt players entered the Washington fray in 2012. They wanted to get into the USDA‘s $15 billion school lunch, breakfast and summer food programs.
But access to those programs is more than just a matter of a senator making a phone call to the secretary of agriculture. Federal regulations spell out a lengthy bureaucratic process for gaining admission.
Ulukaya and Chobani took the lead, enlisting a lobbying firm, Cornerstone Government, and the National Yogurt Association to help them through the technicalities. Agriculture experts on the staffs of Gillibrand and Schumer pitched in as well.
According to the website Open Secrets, Chobani has spent over $700,000 on their lobbying efforts since 2012.
In December 2012, Chobani opened its second U.S. production facility – the world’s largest yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho – an announcement that brought out local politicians from the Twin Falls city Council, like then-Mayor Greg Lanting – who recently apologized for his attack on the family of the five-year-old refugee rape victim – as well as Idaho’s Republican Governor “Butch” Otter.
But one of Ulukaya’s biggest fans appears to be Bill Clinton. As Chobani’s owner began spending cash on lobbying and hobnobbing with the globalist smart set, he garnered effusive praise from the former President:
“It’s an astonishing story … it’s an amazing story … it’s breathtaking,” gushed former President Bill Clinton during a 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) panel discussion featuring Ulukaya.
Ulukaya has made a number of appearances at CGI, including a one-on-one with Bill Clinton in 2015 where Al-Monitor reported that Ulukaya spoke about advancing refugee migration into the U.S. and around the world, saying that “writing checks is not enough.”
Being an invited guest of the Clinton Global Initiative to push a refugee agenda wasn’t Ulukaya’s only globalist gig. In January 2016, CNN Money reported that Ulukaya officially launched his Tent Foundation, “a personal foundation focused on helping refugees,” listing its founding partners as including such big-name companies as “Airbnb, Ikea Foundation, MasterCard, LinkedIn, UPS Foundation and Western Union.” Also in January 2016, PR News Wire put up a press release stating that the Tent Foundation’s main three focuses will be some combination of “direct giving”, “generating employment opportunities for refugees”, and “incentivizing partners to source products and services from companies that employ refugees and their host communities, or support refugee causes.” This would include Chobani, Ulukaya’s own company.
Ulukaya used oligarchy buzzwords to say he founded the Tent Foundation, “a platform for corporate leaders to join forces to more effectively leverage the support, ingenuity and dynamism of the world’s businesses to help end the refugee crises.“ In September 2015, The Tent Foundation released a publication with Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta’s Center for American Progress titled Crisis in Context about the current state of refugee affairs around the world, according to CAP.
Longtime Clinton associate John Podesta is currently one of the key leaders of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President.
Ulukaya lives in the rarefied world of the “doing well while doing good” crowd, a loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires whose supposed altruism always seems to pay off handsomely for them.
In May 2015, Chobani’s owner joined forces with the Giving Pledge: Now a billionaire, Ulukaya pledges the majority of his personal wealth “to help refugees and help bring an end to this humanitarian crisis.” He does this through the Giving Pledge, an organization started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. As a recent story by reporter Michael Patrick Leahy points out, Buffet also helped finance the local Twin Falls newspaper the Times-News, which has defended the refugee program and repeatedly attacks critics of the refugee program as racist:
The daily paper, which operates as, in effect, a local monopoly in the small southern Idaho city at the center of a sexual assault of a 5 -year-old American-born girl involving three Muslim refugee boys, is owned by Lee Enterprises, which received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by globalist billionaire Warren Buffett, an ardent supporter who endorsed Hillary Clinton in December.
Though both loans appear to have been paid back, Berkshire Hathaway had a four percent ownership interest in Lee Enterprises in 2012, an equity interest which has diminished to less than one percent in 2016.
Refugee advocate Hamdi Ulukaya is also on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – while still being a Turkish citizen – and has been named Eminent Advocate for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In January 2016, the BBC reported that Ulukaya made an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he called on more businesses to begin taking in refugees as workers, stating that it is “mind-blowing” how little firms are doing to economically integrate refugees.
Years of stroking the establishment paid off once again though for Ulukaya earlier this year when Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released an official statement from the campaign praising Ulukaya, giving his company a vast amount of free media:
When Hamdi Ulukaya founded Chobani in upstate New York more than a decade ago, he knew that to build a strong company, he needed a strong workforce. That’s why from the beginning, he paid his employees salaries above minimum wage and offered health and retirement benefits, and hired hundreds of refugees who came to America, as he did, looking for a brighter future.
For those who think you can’t buy that kind of advertising, it seems that perhaps you can, after all.
Keep watching Breitbart News for more details on this developing story in Twin Falls that shows how this small, typically American city has been impacted by so many issues of national interest in this election season.
The big news was the newly rich billionaire women globally and here we see not GLOBAL 1% ----barely even global 2% and they are mostly women tied to OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% MEN. Whether laws overseas in developing nations have been changed to allow women to inherit or control money-----IT IS TEMPORARY. We are MOVING FORWARD to far-right wing authoritarian extreme wealth and extreme poverty AND women always lose all rights no matter the CLASS STATUS.
The citizens able to accumulate a few billion are those reaching the global 2% realm---BUT if they are NEWLY RICH---no OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE global 1% ties---they will lose it all these coming few decades---is OPRAH an OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE AFRICAN GLOBAL 1%----if not, she will be under the bus soon.
The global 1% are MEN----and they are now placing the faces of women in politics because women have in America had equal rights through last century---we have had access to public justice through 3 centuries----and now MOVING FORWARD ends all that status for women. As global labor pool women are the lowest tier of that societal ladder......this is why we have those NASTY 5% HILLARY GLOBAL CORPORATE FEMINISTS----
So, are we racist if we do not support those pesky 1% black citizens or are we working against successful women if we don't support those 1% corporate CEO women? Of course not, these few black and/or women 1% have worked to kill 99% of US African black citizens and women citizens. If these folks are not tied to OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% they will not be any help to a 99% women or black citizens.
Richest Self-Made Women Billionaires
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Oprah Winfrey is NOT the only self-made female billionaire in the world. In fact, Forbes 2012 billionaires list shows that the highest number of self-made billionaire women come from China,topping the list is Wu Yajun.
Only 14 of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women who made their own money rather than inherited all or part of it.
Net worth: $5.7 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Real Estate ,self-made
Age:48 , China
The richest self-made woman in the world is a former journalist. Wu graduated from the Department of Navigation Engineering of the Northwestern Polytechnical University in 1984, and from 1988 to 1993 worked as a journalist and editor with the China Shirong News Agency. Shares in Wu’s Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Longfor Properties rose by a quarter from a year earlier, and contract sales for 2010 soared 81% from a year earlier to $5 billion. From its roots in Chongqing in central China, Longfor has been expanding in relatively profitable markets in first-tier cites. Longfor listed its shares in Hong Kong Nov. 2009. Wu shares her fortune with her husband, who also holds a stake in the company.
Net worth: $4.5 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Zara, self-made
Age: 68 , Spain
Marital Status: Divorced , Children: 2
Helped then husband Amancio Ortega make dressing gowns, lingerie in their home. It became one of world’s most successful apparel manufacturers, Inditex, which owns Zara stores. Couple divorced years ago, but Mera still holds 7% stake; at time of IPO, also got $600 million in cash, which she’s invested in a Spanish film production outfit, a marine fish farming group, a company that looks for cancer treatments in compounds found in the sea and a maker of a fingerprinting identification system for newborns. Her Paideia Foundation helps people with physical and mental disabilities.
3.Chu Lam Yiu
Net worth: $2.8 billion – As of March 2012
Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011
Source: Flavorings, self-made
Age:41 , Hong Kong ,Marital Status: Married
Hong Kong tycoon chairs Huabao International, which makes tobacco flavorings for China’s top cigarette makers; also makes fragrances and food flavorings for use in detergents, beverages, dairy products and cosmetics. Founded the company a decade ago and took it public through a reverse takeover. Sold chunk of shares in 2008 and again in October 2009; still owns big stake.
Net worth: $2.7 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Real estate, self-made
Age:46 , China,
Marital Status: Married ,Children: 2
Founded and runs Beijing property developer Soho China with her husband, Pan Shiyi. Last year made the biggest land purchase in Beijing by a non-state-owned company, $586 million for 12 acres. Earned a master’s degree in development economics from Cambridge University in 1992. Got start at international firms Goldman Sachs, Travelers Group.
Net worth: $2.7 billion – As of March 2012
Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011
Source: Television, self-made
Age: 57 , United States
Title: Media Personality ,Organization: The Oprah Winfrey Show
Marital Status: Single, Citizenship: United States
Education: BA/BS, Tennessee State University
Born to single teenage mother, Oprah grew up on grandmother’s farm in Mississippi. Moved to Wisconsin where she says she was a victim of sexual abuse. Talk show debuted in 1986, now a haven for women worldwide. Guests range from celebrities to politicians to victims of abuse. Expanded empire includes broadcasts around world, O magazine, esteemed book club and “favorite things” lists. Daytime talk queen is moved show to a night slot on the new Oprah Winfrey Network cable channel.
Net worth: $2.3 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Gap, self-made
Age: 80 , United States
Founded Gap in 1969 with her late husband Donald, who died in September of cancer at age 81. Originally a San Francisco jeans and music store, Gap empire grew to more than 3,000 locations and expanded to include Banana Republic, Gap Kids and Old Navy. Owns large contemporary art collection. Handed control to sons John, Robert and William in 2004.
Net worth: $12.3 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Real estate, self-made
Age: 71 , China
Marital Status: Married
“Cultural diplomat” of China chairs Fu Wah International Group, one of Beijing’s largest commercial property developers. Fu Wah’s biggest project, Jinbao Street in the city’s Chaoyang district, includes Regent Hotel, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Ferrari and Lamborghini as partners. Fu Wah launched its first luxury residential project “Mandarin Court” in Beijing last December. The average asking price: $12,000 per square meter. Chan is also curator and founder of China Red Sandalwood Museum located in the Jinbao area.
Net worth: $2.1 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Benetton, self-made
Age: 74 , Italy
In 1965 formed Benetton Group with siblings: Luciano, Carlo and Gilberto. The $2.7 billion (sales) clothing company sells brands like United Colors of Benetton, Sisley. Edizione, the family holding company, owns stakes in Atlantia, one of world’s largest toll-road companies, and Autogrill restaurants, which serve customers on highways and in airports around the world. Giuliana originally knitted sweaters that brother Luciano would then peddle by bicycle.
9.Xiu Li Hawken
Net worth: $1.7 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Real estate, self-made
Age: 48 , United Kingdom
Marital Status: Married
London resident is the main shareholder of Hong Kong-listed Chinese real estate company Renhe Commercial Holdings, which specializes in underground shopping malls. It’s been a rough ride for investors that purchased the company’s IPO in October 2008; shares have tanked by 35%. Renhe in January said it would pay $292 million for an 80% stake in properties in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi. Hawken, who has been chairperson since 2002, assists directors in formulating strategies, according to the company’s prospectus. Hawken holds an undergraduate degree in Chinese literature from Heilongjiang University. Her brother Dai Yongge is the company’s CEO. Dai’s wife Zhang Xingmei is also on Renhe’s board of directors.
Net worth: $1.4 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Ebay, self-made
Age: 55 , United States
Marital Status: Married ,Children: 2The former eBay chief may have dug $144 million deep into her pocket book for her failed run at the California governor’s seat in November, but her finances–and ranking–are up thanks to her remaining eBay stock’s performance. In addition to her personal coffers Whitman raised $30 million from supporters including ex-Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang in what was the costliest state-level campaign in U.S. history. Joined eBay in 1998; led through Internet boom and bust. Expanded services to Europe, Asia, Latin America. Acquired PayPal, Skype, StubHub. Resigned from boards of eBay, Procter & Gamble and DreamWorks last year to concentrate on gubernatorial race. Earlier in her career, Princeton grad had worked at P&G, Disney and Hasbro.
Net worth: $1.2 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Pharmaceuticals, self-made
Age: 58 , China
The self-made billionaire runs Tibet Cheezheng Tibetan Medicine, which makes ointments, plasters and powders designed to relieve pain and respiratory problems. Shares, first publicly offered in August 2010, trade at 46 times trailing earnings. Has a degree in vacuum physics.
Net worth: $1.1 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Construction, self-made
Age: 49 , Russia
Marital Status: Married ,Children: 2
Powerful wife of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov started out as a factory worker, then entered the Moscow Institute of Management. In 1991 started plastic-products company Inteko, which produced furniture and crockery but has since expanded into construction and construction materials. Froze construction on several expensive real estate projects in Moscow as result of 2008 financial crisis. Now her newly formed company, Patriot, is focusing on affordable housing. Helped restore gigantic monument, Worker and Collective Farmer, reinstalled in November 2009, at a cost of $100 million.
Net worth: $1 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Paper , self-made
Age: 55 ,China
Marital Status: Married ,Children: 1
China’s paper queen makes a big comeback: Worth $265 million in October 2008.Daughter of a Guangdong Province army officer and eldest of eight children, Yan got her start importing waste paper in Hong Kong in 1985. After a stint running a recycling plant in the U.S., Yan returned to China to launch Nine Dragons (whose name implies “highest fortune”) with her husband Liu Ming Ching and brother Zhang Chengfei. All three are billionaires; she is chairman.
14. Sara Blakely
Net worth: $1 billion – As of March 2012
Source: Spanx, self-made
Age: 41 , United States , Residence: Atlanta, GA
Marital Status: Married , Children: 1
American businesswoman, Sara Blakely has an estimated net worth of $1 billion as of March 2012 according to Forbes list. Blakely founded Spanx, a multi-million dollar undergarment company. She is the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. She was 29 when she invested her entire life savings, $5,000, trying to come up with something flattering to wear under her white slacks. Six months later, the one-time Disney World ride greeter and door-to-door fax machine salesperson found her new line of shaping underwear, Spanx, named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things.
Why do these GENIUS'S and automatic billionaires seem to drop out of global IVY LEAGUEs right into being CEOs of successful global corporations? Are they really geniuses-----they didn't need college to be that successful business person?
OF COURSE NOT---HERE IS STANFORD----THERE IS PATENT MAKING MEDICAL PRODUCTS GLOBAL IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITY ----HE IS THAT CONNECTION TO OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% AS WITH BILL GATES, ZUCKERBERG, PLANK.
We have been told these few decades one does not have to go to college to be that successful CEO and innovator and this has been all a lie. The US was MERITOCRACY----where indeed one went to college, received a position in a corporation and worked their way to the top if CAPABLE----this is cronyism ---and the system installed by OBAMA took the ladder for the 99% away---creating only this network of global 1% cronyism.
Are we being mean to this 1% woman billionaire by saying her position is crony? NO, we say the same for a Bill Gates and Plank-----this media outlet called ELITE----FOR ENTREPRENEURS-----knows it is rigged. There is nothing ELITE ABOUT FAKERS......and the process of cronyism is ILLEGAL IN US.
PRESTIGIOUS GLOBAL IVY LEAGUE universities------when they are lying, cheating, stealing product mills? Sorry, we are not jealous---we are sick and tired of people having no talent telling the 99% of WE THE PEOPLE HAVING TALENT that these global 1% are EXCEPTIONAL.
Meet The World's Youngest Female Billionaire, A College Dropout And Medical Genius
Oct 7, 2014 3:49pm
Some of the most successful and innovative people in the world never finished college. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are both dropouts of Harvard University for example.
They both quit early to create Microsoft and Facebook, respectively. Likewise, although he's no longer with us, Steve Jobs was also a dropout, leaving Reed College prematurely to build the Apple empire. Is dropping out of college the pathway to greatness?
Traditional thinking tells us that we need to finish college in order to get anywhere in this world. Yet, these men made billions by pursuing their dreams instead of following the pack.
Not only that, they have created companies that have completely changed the way we live. Simply put, they have had a palpable and positive impact on the world.
Perhaps this is precisely why billionaire Peter Thiel now encourages young people to forgo college and follow their passions. Recently, another college dropout joined the ranks of innovative billionaires, and she's barely 30.
Meet Elizabeth Holmes
When Elizabeth Holmes was a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford University in 2003, she decided to drop out and start her own company, Theranos. She felt strongly that her tuition money could be used for a greater and more benevolent purpose: revolutionizing healthcare.
When she first told Channing Robertson, her chemical engineering professor, what she planned to do, he was concerned about the implications of Holmes leaving her degree unfinished. He asked her why she wanted to risk everything in order to pursue this plan. Holmes replied:
I want to create a whole new technology, and one that is aimed at helping humanity at all levels regardless of geography or ethnicity or age or gender.
The fire in Holmes' eyes convinced her professor that she would succeed, and she received his blessing.
Making Medical History
Holmes wanted to create a technology that would make blood tests easier. She hates needles, and wanted to make blood tests simpler, cheaper and more accessible for all people. For a decade, she quietly worked on a technology that would make blood tests nothing more than a painless finger prick.
Holmes has created hardware and software that allow for blood tests to be done by pricking someone's finger and storing the blood in a tiny vial called a nanotainer.
Some people are so afraid of needles and blood, they would rather avoid getting blood tests than obtaining potentially life-saving medical information. Surprisingly, about half of all Americans do not comply when their doctors ask them to get blood work done. Holmes' technology eliminates that fear, and makes it easier and more likely that people will get necessary blood tests.
Not to mention, traditional blood tests typically involve sending multiple vials of blood to separate labs for evaluation. This takes weeks for the results to come through, and also leaves a lot of room for error.
With the single prick of a finger, the technology Holmes has created can provide a wealth of information with exceptional efficiency. The new tests can be done at a pharmacy without going to a doctor or lab, and the results only take about four hours. Furthermore, the same drop of blood can be used for multiple tests with this technology.
Blood work can also be very expensive, depending on your insurance coverage. This new test, however, is much cheaper, which was always one of Holmes' goals when she started Theranos.
It's painless, more accurate, cheaper and quicker. Simply put, this technology is revolutionary, and it will save lives.
Holmes' company, Theranos, is now worth $9 billion. She owns 50 percent of it and is worth $4.5 billion, making her the youngest female and third-youngest billionaire on the recently released list of the 400 richest Americans from Forbes. She is the youngest woman to become a self-made billionaire.
Her company has also partnered with Walgreens, and it seems that it will only continue to grow. Yet, Holmes did not create her company to get rich, she sincerely wanted to make a change in the world. As she puts it:
We're successful if person by person we help make a difference in their lives.
Our purpose is to give people access to the basic right of being (blood) tested when they need to or want to. If we can do that, then we will have made a difference.
She believes that affordable and efficient healthcare is a human and civil right. Elizabeth Holmes is proof that greatness is achieved by combining passion, innovation and the desire to better the lives of those around you.
So, the global 1% and their 2% will all be OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE and their families no matter if they are now in South America, North America, Australia, South Africa-----same with those Asian global 1% and Middle-East/African global 1%. No amount of talent----no amount of BROWN-NOSING----will move 99% of citizens into this global 1% and their 2%. That extended family of global 2% are indeed those being readied to be thrown under the bus.
Who are those 5% to the 1% we always call DASTARDLY? These are the global Wall Street ROBBER BARON POLS AND PLAYERS and each nation has its own set of players to that nation's 1%----here in US we see to right wing and left wing ----
The 5% are simply sociopaths----they are driven to become more powerful and wealthy then they ever could if they played by the rules. We don't know if a PELOSI---A CARDIN-----A BOEHNER----AN O'MALLEY---A PAUL RYAN are tied to OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% FAMILIES---but we can be sure they are OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASONS-----using those religions to move money to personal wealth ------
No doubt that San Fran Silicon Valley bunch of pols as Pelosi and Feinstein are the richest---they are ground zero for every global Wall Street fraud as was Maryland/Baltimore ----so all this wealth these 5% ROBBER BARON POLS AND PLAYERS have off-shored is much higher than reported here---Pelosi is said to amassed 100 million dollars through fraud and corruption ----KNOW WHAT?
THEY ARE NOT GOING TO WIN----THEY ARE GREAT BIG LOSERS.
This is why a Pelosi and a Feinstein had to stay in office until they died -----as soon as they leave that wealth will be CLAWED BACK TO THE GLOBAL 1%.
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Pelosi and O'Malley MAY be related to an OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1%----we think they are simply freemason players living for today.
Feinstein, Pelosi among richest in Congress
WASHINGTONMichelle Murphy, California News Service
Updated 10:25 pm, Friday, October 5, 2012
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$42 million Sen. Dianne FeinsteinWashington --
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the 15 wealthiest members of Congress, according to a new survey.
The annual rankings by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, showed the two San Francisco Democrats have a combined worth of at least $68 million, and potentially much more.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, tops the list with a minimum net worth of $306 million, roughly 4,000 times greater than the average American household. His wife, Linda, is the daughter of Lowry Mays, founder and CEO of Clear Channel Communications.
Latest news videosNo. 3 on the list, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (SanDiego County), is the richest California member. His wealth, which stems from his car-alarm business, is estimated to be at least $141 million.
"I don't necessarily think people begrudge their member of Congress for having money, but ... it reinforces the message that in order to play in our political system that you need to have money," said Mary Boyle of Common Cause, a nonprofit that promotes good government.
Feinstein, the ninth-richest member, has a net worth of at least $42 million, according to the survey. Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum, is president and CEO of the private equity firm Blum Capital Partners LP. Together they have a number of valuable assets, including a share of San Francisco's Carlton Hotel properties, which is worth up to $25 million.
She also continues to draw a $53,068 pension from the city and county of San Francisco, where she served 18 years as mayor and as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
Pelosi, the 13th wealthiest member, reported a minimum net worth of $26 million. Among her assets is a $5 million to $25 million investment in the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, owned by her husband Paul.
Of the 50 members who made Roll Call's list, 31 are Republicans. Three of the top five are Democrats including Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Mark Warner, D-Va., and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
"Congress over the past 10-plus years has moved to becoming more of a club for millionaires," Boyle said. "It changes the dynamic of a Congress when you have people who are not in touch with the day-to-day realities of the vast majority of Americans."
Roll Call's rankings are based on annual financial disclosure forms. The mandatory reports list assets, including stock-market holdings, rental properties, and checking accounts, as well as liabilities such as mortgages, credit card balances and in some cases, student loans.
The analysis provides an incomplete assessment of each lawmaker's wealth because all assets and liabilities are listed in broad ranges sometimes spanning millions of dollars.
For example, Pelosi and her husband have several investments in real estate property, including a vineyard in St. Helena, which her disclosure form estimates is worth between $5 million to $25 million.
The disclosure suggests Pelosi could be worth as much as $174 million. However the Roll Call rankings only use the lowest possible number.
A 2010 analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan organization that studies money and politics, estimated that 328 members of Congress are millionaires. The analysis found the average wealth of a senator is over $13 million and nearly $6 million for a House member.
Whether US citizens want to believe many religious leaders these several decades have been OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASONS is up to them-----we can research and reason the ties of these national leaders over these few decades and whether they can be seen as tied to global 1% or WE THE PEOPLE the 99% of GOD'S CHILDREN.
Billy Graham---Oral Roberts----Islams' Farrakhan et al.
When Clinton/Bush started to privatize all that was public telling WE THE PEOPLE the Federal funds were going to religious institutions---well, they are NOT RELIGIOUS---they were all FREEMASON institutions tied to OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1%-----this is how all our national wealth ended back into the pocket of global 1% all under the guise of bringing RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS TO CHARITY.
Meanwhile, our REAL religious sanctuaries were withering on the vine.
Billy Graham, World’s most popular ‘Christian’ evangelist is a 33rd Degree Freemason
Norman Vincent Peale, 33rd Degree Freemason, ex Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New York, Past Grand Prelate of the Knights Templar and Shriner. (now deceased)
Robert Schuller, 33rd Degree Freemason, Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral and host of the popular “Hour of Power” television program
Oral Roberts, 33rd Degree Freemason, founder of Oral Roberts University
Jesse Jackson, 33rd Degree Prince Hall Freemason
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation Of Islam
Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury 1945-1961
Father Francisco Calvo, Jesuit Catholic priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica
G. Bromley Oxnam, 33rd Degree Freemason, friend of Billy Graham, head of the FCC churches
Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon cult
Hyrum Smith, brother of Joseph Smith
Brigham Young, 2nd leader of the Mormon cult
Sidney Rigdon, early Mormon
Heber C. Kimball, wished that all men were Freemasons
Spencer Kimball , closet Freemason, grandchild of Herber, friend of Norman Vincent Peale
Mormonism and Freemasonry
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The relationship between Mormonism and Freemasonry began early in the life Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, as his older brother Hyrum and possibly his father were Freemasons while the family lived near Palmyra, New York. Nevertheless, in the late 1820s, the western New York region was swept with anti-Masonic fervor.
So, why is GREEN PARTY JILL STEIN having that Green Party national campaign headquarters this time around in UTAH?
Jill Stein is an OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE Jewish freemason trying to get votes of OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE Mormons. Utah is also ground zero for all that is GLOBAL GREEN CORPORATION TECHNOLOGY----lots of environmental devastation happening ----lots of DEEP STATE SMART CITIES and planetary mining slave technology going on in UTAH and Nevada ---but let's PRETEND Jill Stein is REALLY a green environmentalist and left social progressive.
Remember, throughout our US history from 1776 through late 1800s American voters through out of office any candidate elected found to be tied to FREEMASONRY. The 99% did that because they knew freemasons take oaths and pledges to DO ANYTHING THEY ARE TOLD by that global 1%. If we have an entire government of nothing but competing FREEMASON GROUPS ----we have NO ONE WORKING FOR WE THE PEOPLE THE 99%.
Work seen in USA Today, ESPN, Pew Forum; writer, Good Men Project, Thought Catalog; covering the Trump resistance in Utah.
Jill Stein is ushering in the Green Party in Utah; what you need to know about a pro-Obamacare group’s efforts in the Beehive State; and an LGBTQ+ group in the socially conservative state is gaining two three members every day
The groups were among nearly three dozen that presented at a Trump resistance event
In the wake of the inauguration of Donald Trump, folks deployed practices found in “Indivisible Guide - A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.” One of the tactics found therein is to use town halls to attract attention and gain media visibility. The groups organized a “Town Hall for All” in Cottonwood Heights, a Salt Lake City-area town.
As part of the event, leaders of 34 co-sponsoring groups spoke and tabled on what their organization is. Three were the Green Party of Utah, the Healthcare Rights Coalition and Queer Friends.
“Having a voice in government is great,” QF founder Libby Meyer said. “It was a great opportunity to inspire individuals to become more passionate about their issues.”
Green Party of Utah
The Green Party of Utah is gathering signatures to become official and will hold its convention June 24 at The Acoustic Space in Salt Lake City. (GreenPartyUtah.com)At its April 29 meeting at Mestizo’s Coffeehouse, a Salt Lake location meant to be an incubator for social action, 17 individuals, many of whom had just marched about climate change or immigration, were there to vote on bylaws, second nominations and generally lay the groundwork for the party’s formation in advance of its convention. That is set for 1 to 4 p.m. June 24 at The Acoustic Space in Salt Lake City, where the party promises the election of new officers, a silent auction, guest speakers including Jill Stein, who ran for president last election cycle, a live DJ and nominations of candidates for the 2018 ballot, which include state and federal seats.
One of those candidates is Abrian Velarde, a native of Salt Lake County and “seventh-generation Giants fan” — he was wearing a jersey — who lived in Brooklyn during 9/11. He said he was going to start campaigning in May before officially filing in March.
“I know I’m the dark horse,” the candidate for Utah senate district 12 said. “(Incumbent) Daniel Thatcher, he’s a nice guy, but he’s done enough. It (will be) eight years.”
Velarde said he was upset that nobody has engaged 14,000 voters in the district that could be 65,000.
“Democracy is supposed to be more than two wolves and a sheep voting for what to have for dinner,” he said. Before the interview started, he told a fellow meeting attendee “my voting record for president has swung all over the place.”
Kim Murphy helped get Stein the 2,000 signatures she needed to get on the ballot in Utah. Murphy also raised funds and canvassed her neighborhood for Bernie Sanders. A vocal participant in the meeting, she is helping the party get 3,000 signatures, as she did during the climate march that same day, to become official, as she estimates 30 percent will not be able to count, she said.
When asked about folks’ reservations about the party because of its reputation for being socialist, she said it was more “eco-socialist.”
Brendan Hobbz Phillips was the statewide coordinator of the get-Stein-on-the-ballot initiative and gathered party signatures at the “Town Hall for All.” Early in the meeting, he was clear: for the marketing committee, “we need people,” he said.
“We need people promoting ourselves, marketing ourselves,” he added. “That is going to mean promoting our convention.”
Jill Stein, the 2012 and 2016 Green Party presidential candidate, is reportedly coming to Utah to speak at the state Green Party convention. (Gage Skidmore, The Rocky Mountain Collegian)It’s a convention that was moved back two weeks to allow for Stein to appear. That ticket is $450, part of the reason the party wants to raise $1,000, Phillips said. $550 had been raised as of April 29, but most was meant for their fund for involvement in the 2017 Utah Pride Festival. Phillips acknowledged it may need to be re-allocated to the convention. The party raised $2 at the climate march, Ashlee Phillips said.
Phillips put forth a call for service on one of the national party’s 21 working committees. Eight nominations ensued, all passing, within seconds.
“We’re all so damn agreeable here,” Murphy responded.
Where they weren’t: when a debate ensued over a resolution requiring 51 or 67 percent of party delegates’ votes to allow for a grassroots coordinator position.
Going into the meeting, two folks had submitted for offices. By the end of the gathering, two hands raised in response to a call for last-minute filings, aside from those that occurred in the meantime. Leaving, there were two candidates for party chair, two for secretary and five for national delegate.
Phillips is on the national party’s ballot access committee, where he participates in a conference call every other week “about ballot access in America” besides responding to one or two emails each week, resulting in total involvement of perhaps two hours every other week, he said.
Healthcare Rights Coalition
“Disability doesn’t discriminate, but a for-profit healthcare system does,” Psarah Johnson said at a Healthcare Rights Coalition rally at the Utah Capitol. “Health savings accounts aren’t an option when you have nothing to save.”On a damp evening in late March at the Utah Capitol Rotunda, Psarah Johnson gave many reasons for why she spoke at the organization’s “Protect Patients” program. It was meant to promote the Affordable Care Act over legislation like the one that on May 4 passed the House that many call health care reform disguised as tax reform and a protection of tax cuts for the richest Americans.
Among Johnson’s reasons:
“I want to honor those of us here in spite of pain.”
“Disability doesn’t discriminate, but a for-profit healthcare system does.”
“Health savings accounts aren’t an option when you have nothing to save.”
“We need to be taking care of the people who need it.”
After Johnson spoke, a Holladay, Utah resident recited a poem about how her father, who looks like a certain cultural icon, would die without health insurance, which would go away under the GOP plan.
“My future children… will not see him as Santa Claus,” she said. “I used to be grateful just to come home from elementary school and see him just watching Dr. Who.”
“I am no longer asking to see my dad smile,” she added. “I’m just asking to see him alive.”
left to right, Utah Indivisible co-founder and Utahns Speak Out founder Madalena McNeil at a Healthcare Rights Coalition rally at the Utah Capitol. Each said she was not a political advocate until after Donald Trump was elected president.She then said that she called the office of resigning congressman Jason Chaffetz, telling about the man who used to tuck her in at night and tell her inspiration quotes taken from a Gatorade ad would die as a result of such legislation.
Whether it is the JACOBINS ET AL Jewish OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE have their freemason groups to work for those global 1% Jewish rich and below we see an article written by a Jewish media outlet saying the same thing we are------it is not good to have secret society citizens in government.
These groups are not Jewish-----as a religious Jew. They are the same as the Catholic, Protestant, Hindi, Muslim OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE global 1% freemason groups.
Again, in US our local masons seem very common. We don't see these groups as threats---they simply are business types trying to advance a little business growth for themselves. These are the lower end of that 5% to the 1% ---with our national pols and organization leaders being the upper end of that 5% ---and they become players because they take that oath--that pledge to do anything that global 1% FREEMASON BROTHERHOOD tells them.
IT IS THESE 5% TO THE 1% WE SHOUT OVER AND AGAIN----WAKE UP---FAMILIES ARE GOING UNDER THE BUS.
When our 99% of local citizens allow these 5% freemason/Greek players control all of what is housing, jobs, food, education---we are great big LOSERS AS CITIZENS----please reverse this hold and return to an America with a strong
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC HAVING US CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS MAKING THE 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE AS LEADERS.
There are many different freemason groups---we simply mention the most well known----we cannot have FREE MARKET SOCIETY when America is captured by dueling global 1% freemason groups.
By Dan Pine | September 10, 2003Not long ago, Marvin Greenwald, 75, said a tearful goodbye to his best friend Vic Trommer.
It was a good funeral.
Mourners shared favorite memories. The rabbi led them in Kaddish. And Trommer was laid to rest in the proper Jewish manner.
But this was not Greenwald's last goodbye to his friend. A few weeks later, he attended another memorial for Trommer, held at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 19th Avenue and Sloat.
There, Greenwald and dozens of others, Jews and non-Jews, gathered to memorialize Trommer, this time in the manner of another ancient tradition.
A sprig of evergreen — representing the eternal soul of the departed, used in all such memorials — was held aloft before the mourners. Then, Trommer's widow accepted the Legion of Merit medal, presented on behalf of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General the Illustrious H. Douglas Lemons, 33rd degree.
Illustrious? Thirty-third degree?
Greenwald and Trommer were more than friends and fellow Jews. They also were fellow Freemasons, members of that little understood secret society, exalted by some, viciously excoriated by others.
As it turns out, Greenwald and Trommer are not unique. Many Jews over the years have joined Freemasonry, an ecumenical organization open to men of all faiths. Scottish Rite is one of several international Masonic orders.
Greenwald, a Millbrae resident, knows many Masons who are Jewish. And Christian. And Muslim. The ranks of Freemasonry have included statesmen from Ben Franklin to Jesse Helms, musicians from composer Jean Sibelius to cowboy Gene Autry. Presidents Fillmore, Jackson, Taylor, Hoover and both Roosevelts were Masons.
Famous Jewish Masons include Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, David Sarnoff, Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Cantor and Harry Houdini.
For some, the word "Mason" brings to mind images of Shriners, grown men sporting tasseled fezzes and driving around Las Vegas in little cars. There's
that famously known handshake by which Masons identify each other (only Masons know how it's done) and the ritual aprons they don during certain ceremonies.
For others, Freemasonry elicits images of mysterious rites, of a vast worldwide satanic conspiracy. Hitler so mistrusted Masons he threw untold thousands of them into the camps and, later, the ovens.
But to Greenwald, Freemasonry presents a "rich history of goodness." He cites the 22 Shriners children's hospitals around the country, including one formerly in San Francisco and now located in Sacramento. All are funded 100 percent by Masons. "There are no billing departments," notes Greenwald.
He cites the $424 million Masonic charities have spent in burn, orthopedic and spinal chord injury research.
Moreover, he says, membership has helped make him "a better man all around. The friendships are wonderful. These are men of integrity who believe in compassion, honesty and love."
Greenwald is so revered by his fellows, he was recently named Valley of Santa Rosa Mason of the Year, Scottish Rite, an honor he takes seriously. "I was recognized," he says, "for the work I do for our children's language clinics that treat dyslexia and other reading disorders."
Greenwald, who is Scottish Rite membership chairman for California, sees the Jewish commandment of tikkun olam and the Masonic obligation of charity as forming a more perfect union of righteousness. He says it propelled him, like many other Masons, to do good works throughout the Bay Area and the nation.
Actually, Jews and Freemasonry share a long history together, including in the Bay Area, which is home to 10 lodges and three Mason-owned headquarters in San Francisco alone (there are 60 lodges in California).
According to Fred Rosenbaum, co-founder of Lehrhaus Judaica and a scholar on the subject, many middle-class San Francisco Jews of the late 19th century were Masons.
Because the Bay Area was one of the country's least anti-Semitic regions, Jews were successful early on in business, politics and the social scene. Masonic lodges were open to Jewish members, with leading local rabbis and synagogue leaders among those taking the pledge.
Joining the Masons facilitated connections with non-Jewish businessmen, says Rosenbaum. More importantly, he adds, "There was a theological congruence: Masons, though mostly Christians, opposed ignorant superstition, while stressing monotheism and the Hebrew Bible in its rituals.
"The philosophy resonated with Jews."
Fraternal organizations, such as the Masons, Elks and Odd Fellows were so popular in the early 20th century, one in 10 men belonged to some such group. Even Ralph Kramden was a Raccoon, and Fred Flintstone a Water Buffalo.
Masons typical meet once or twice a month, with a meeting lasting up to three hours, according to Aaron Kornblum, an archivist at Berkeley's Judah L. Magnes Museum, as well as a Jew and a Mason. The agenda usually features an educational component, a distribution of charities and a reading of the previous meeting's minutes.
"There can be ritual," he says. "Though some lodges will not allow people to attend unless they've gone through the first three degrees of Freemasonry."
The Shriners, perhaps the most public face of Freemasonry, got their start in the 1870s. Officially called the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the order draws on Arab and Muslim symbols, such as the fez, crescent and sword, though it is, like all of Masonry, nondenominational.
Shriner centers (formerly called temples) have names like Mecca, Damascus, and al-Malaika. Local Shrine centers have names like Aahmes, Kerak and Asiya (Greenwald's home base).
All harmless fun, says Greenwald. However, Masons, like Jews, did not always meet with sanguine acceptance.
Freemasonry dates back to the Middle Ages, originally formed as a guild of stonemasons. Over the centuries, as the society grew, so did a current of savage anti-Freemasonry, which has proven as intractable as anti-Semitism.
Says S. Brent Morris, the Masons' director of member development for the Supreme Council, southern jurisdiction: "Freemasonry proposed an extremely radical notion: We can be friends, agree that God exists and stop discussing God there. That was heresy."
Today, scores of virulently anti-Masonic Web sites clog the Internet, spreading tales of Masonic conspiracies to take over the world through a nefarious network of financiers, plotters, cosmopolitans and no-goodniks.
Jews and Masons were often linked as criminal co-conspirators. "It goes back to early part of 19th century," says Kornblum. "Freemasonry was a mostly urban middle-class phenomenon for people who prospered in the new social order. Rural people in towns and farms were deeply suspicious of Jews and Masons, who were urban dwellers. Plus the Catholic Church was historically anti-Masonic as well as anti-Semitic."
Masons have been accused of everything from plotting the killings of John F. Kennedy and Pope John Paul I to founding the Ku Klux Klan.
Even setting aside the more grandiose conspiracy theories, critics have condemned in Freemasonry what they see as an obsession with occultism, secrecy and the punishing of members who stray from the brotherhood (some say even to the point of murder).
Greenwald dismisses such contentions as rubbish, noting his own experience with Freemasonry has been uniformly positive and untainted by prejudice.
The exemplary life he's led certainly makes such sinister tendencies seem unlikely.
A New York native, Greenwald came to California at age 18. Three years later he returned briefly to marry his teenage heartthrob Marilyn, now his wife of 52 years. "We're still in love," he says. "When I look at her she still looks like the girl I took to Sunset Park in Brooklyn on her 14th birthday."
Having graduated from the Hebrew Institute of Brooklyn, Greenwald considered the rabbinate, but once settled in the Bay Area, he began working in his father's restaurant business. He eventually became president/CEO of Peppertree Coffee Shops and later oversaw a San Francisco restaurant chain, Sirloin and Brew.
He also served on the board of Peninsula Temple Beth El and was president of the Peninsula Conference of Jewish Organizations and of the Beth El Brotherhood.
Because he was busy with career and family, Greenwald didn't become a Mason until he was in his 50s, though he had become acquainted with the organization many years earlier.
"When I was 23, I met a Jewish man I admired greatly," he recalls. "He was the most generous human being I ever met, but he never identified himself as a Mason. I asked him about the lapel pin he wore, and when he said he was a Freemason, I investigated: I went to the lodge, met the people. I had strived to grow as human being and was so impressed by the Masons, I finally joined."
That aspect of personal growth comes up often in Greenwald's conversation. "I define it [Freemasonry] as a continuing pursuit of knowledge," he says. "I've experienced that in Masonry, and a pursuit of greater ethics. Nobody's happier than I am. It's just that Masonry made me a better man and added meaning to my life."
Not that he has relegated Judaism to second-banana status. Greenwald readily acknowledges the pivotal role Judaism played in his life. "My life was an endless maze of routine," he says, "dealing with hundreds of employees, and being father confessor to them. Being associated with Jewish organizations was certainly a leveling influence."
Today, Greenwald serves as director of public relations for the San Francisco Scottish Rite. He is proud of his status as a 33rd degree Mason (as high as one can ascend on the Masonic hierarchy), and takes every opportunity to trumpet the merits of Freemasonry.
He has his work cut out for him. Membership in Freemasonry has declined precipitously over the past 40 years, from 4.2 million in 1960 to just 1.8 million today. The average age of members keeps rising into senior citizen territory.
Masonic organizations in some states, not including California, are now actively recruiting members and even speeding up the process of ascending the ranks with hurry-up one-day seminars (things Masons have been loath to do in the past, preferring to have prospects approach them and rise more methodically).
Unlike Greenwald, not all Jews are thrilled to see a link between the two groups. Berkeley Chabad Rabbi Yehuda Ferris, whose grandfather was a Mason, has mixed feelings.
"As a kid, I went to the Shriners circus," says the rabbi. "I had positive associations. But should Jews go out of their inner circle? There's no question that Jews have a mission to spread the light of Torah. We shouldn't be aloof or parochial. But Freemasonry seems a bit too secret, and right off the bat that's a red flag. It's not the KKK, but it's not the Boy Scouts either."
That's not exactly how Greenwald sees it.
"Free independent thinkers are a threat to any dictator," he says. "It's mind-boggling to me how people can take something so good and besmirch it. But as Jews, we understand that; it's happened to us throughout the centuries."
The same could be said for Masons. The story goes that Hitler, who viewed Masonry as a threat to his regime and murdered thousands of them, died in his Berlin bunker with a painting of Frederick the Great mounted on the wall.
Frederick the Great was a Mason.
Masons — one of many fraternal organizations
While the Masons may be one of the best-known and most controversial fraternal organizations, it is by no means the only one.
Over the last century, many other groups have formed, their ranks at times swelling into the millions, though the numbers have dropped considerably over the last half-century.
Here are a number of other nonsectarian organizations that many Jews belong to:
* The Benevolent and Protective Order
* The Loyal Order of Moose
* The Fraternal Order of Eagles
* The Independent Order of Odd Fellows
* Lions Clubs International
* Rotary Club
* Optimist International
* Rotary International
Now, our CITIZENS OVERSIGHT MARYLAND has a hard time being fair and equitable at a time when every societal aspect of America is under attack. We knew BLACK LIVES MATTER and OCCUPY WALL STREET was controlled by UNITED NATIONS and WORLD BANK----the global 1% their 2% and that 5% creating a FAKE POPULIST REVOLUTION to advance the MOVING FORWARD of global 1% ONE WORLD. The revolution called OUR REVOLUTION is ONE WORLD GLOBAL 1%. If you are fisting and resisting with these groups---you are working to kill the 99%.
The Occupy mask is that same freemason symbol as the PEACE SIGN during the 1960s revolution. We could not tell 99% of citizens to stop using that PEACE SIGN as we cannot tell people to stop using that OCCUPY GUY FAWKES sign because these symbols made populist take on NEW MEANING TODAY then when they were used. OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE freemasons were famous for MASKING BALLS----we know our New Orleans, home of big-time freemasonry does the same. Here we see a Guy Fawkes mask----CATHOLIC FREEMASONRY----at a time when that Catholic freemasonry has a tight grip on our NATIONAL GOVERNANCE---ALL THREE BRANCHES.
How does a 99% of US citizens win is this mess? Even if Catholic freemasonry wins---that global 1% tied to OLD WORLD MERCHANTS who were Catholic ----NO ONE WINS -----only that same group of old world families.
Take this discussion on US politics and freemasonry and expand it to Asia, Middle-East, and Africa and we see that same cronyism tied to freemason groups each working for that global 1% of Asian, African citizens.
PLEASE, LET'S NOT RETURN TO DARK AGES---LET'S GET BACK TO BEING CITIZENS WITH RIGHTS, ACCESS TO PUBLIC JUSTICE, EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN MOVING UP THAT INCOME LADDER.
Guy Fawkes was chosen because he threw a revolution trying to change the ruling party---to throw those government officials out. In his case he was trying to get Protestant leaders out---and Catholic leaders in----but back then these religious groups controlled all society. This is why our US Constitution and founding fathers pushed SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE from the earliest American public policy......ALL THOSE PESKY OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FAKE RELIGIOUS FREEMASON GROUPS.
Most American 99% didn't know they were supporting a freemason group when they flashed a PEACE SIGN just as today most of our grassroots citizens wanting to get revolutionary don't know this OCCUPY mask is OLD WORLD CATHOLIC freemasonry------this is how our populist revolutions are always captured by that DASTARDLY GLOBAL 1%!.
How Did Guy Fawkes Become a Symbol of Occupy Wall Street?
November 5, 2011
By EDWARD LOVETT
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Today is Guy Fawkes Day. In Great Britain, Guy Fawkes Day — and its post-meridian counterpart, Bonfire Night — have been celebrated every Nov. 5 for centuries, since soon after Fawkes’ death in 1605.
In the lead-up to today, a Guy Fawkes mask spawned by the 2006 movie “V for Vendetta” has become the accessory of choice at Occupy Wall Street and similar protests around the world.
So who was Guy Fawkes, and how did he become a symbol of protesters more than 400 years after his death?
Guy Fawkes was a Catholic who, spurred by religious persecution, led a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and bring down England’s Protestant monarchy. He was caught, imprisoned in the Tower of London, and tortured for four days under personal orders from King James I.
He refused to name his co-conspirators, but they were caught anyway. The plotters were tried, found guilty and sentenced to death by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
Annual commemorations of the foiled plot began soon after, as reminders to defend England from other traitors, especially disloyal Catholics. Over time they became a day and night of fun and pranks, with bonfires, fireworks and the burning of children’s effigies of Fawkes. Today kids have swapped effigies for Halloween, leaving just Bonfire Night and its fireworks, according to The Guardian.
In Britain in the early 1980s, artist David Lloyd and writer Alan Moore created the graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” about a masked rebel named V who fights a fascist future British government. Lloyd suggested having the rebel wear a Guy Fawkes costume.
“We shouldn’t burn the chap every 5 November but celebrate his attempt to blow up Parliament!” Lloyd wrote in a 1983 essay titled “Behind the Painted Smile.”
This inverted Fawkes’ image — from traitor to hero fighting an unjust state. It also separated it from religion. The movie adaptation of “V for Vendetta” concocted a finale in which a whole movement of discontents wearing Guy Fawkes costumes watch the Houses of Parliament burn.
The Fawkes mask resembles the man only in having dark hair and a moustache. The mask adds the soul patch, rosy cheeks and charismatic-trickster look.
In 2008 the Fawkes mask was appropriated by the hacker group Anonymous as its public face for a protest against Scientology, according to the BBC. Forbes.com has reported that Anonymous has said it would execute a computer attack on the Mexican drug cartel Zetas today, a date picked for its echo of Guy Fawkes Day.
And a Facebook page with an image of V in Fawkes costume asked “all OCCUPY Protestors to come together on November 5th, 2011, to rally again for our efforts to end corruption and social injustice.”
A final ironic twist: The mask is licensed by Time Warner, which released “V for Vendetta,” so anti-big-corporation protesters buying official versions of the masks are helping enrich an example of the target of their demonstrations.
The MOORS were those OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE African freemasons working for the global 1% of African rich. When the leader of NATION OF ISLAM is that freemason ----then our Islamic religion is corrupted as well as Catholic, Protestant-----when Obama called on Nation of Islam to stop 99% of black citizens from getting more and more and more angry about third world living conditions with no rights or access to public justice---Obama was pulling that OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASON CARD.
If 99% of white citizens and 99% of brown citizens think having 99% of black citizens experiencing these kinds of injustice are OK---THEN MOVING FORWARD it will become OK for those 99% of white and brown citizens. WE THE PEOPLE must stop voting for these groups----please get involved in politics and be that citizen working for all citizens in a community, a city
We have citizens in Baltimore today still thinking this coming US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES policy will include these local 99% black, white, brown freemason groups. Baltimore elections are just that-----the only candidates having any chance in rigged elections are these freemason/Greek 5% WANNABEs
We already talked about black citizens feeling they need to be a freemason just to get a job---now we are hearing black citizens are having to pledge and take oaths to these groups for EVERYTHING---as will be true for white and brown citizens. Our Latino immigrant citizens may already be captured by these groups. WALK AWAY----
BE CITIZENS FIGHTING FOR THE 99% OF US CITIZENS--GLOBAL CITIZENS.
We hear from Farrakhan what we hear from all freemason groups---NOW THEY CAN BE OPEN. Remember, these groups black, white, and brown 5% to the 1% spent these few decades openly looting our national, state, and local government coffers with fraud and government corruption and now these same 5% groups want to be open ready to help WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% as we fall into third world deepening poverty and injustice. NO THANKS FARRAKHAN---we really just want to GET RID OF GLOBAL WALL STREET POLS AND PLAYERS like you!
Minister Louis Farrakhan’s got a job for you.
March 4, 2011 by Greg Stewart
Just a few words of “wisdom” from Minister Louis Farrakhan about Freemasonry.
“What is the function of the Masons and Shriners today, now that the secret that you were hiding is out? Your function is to help me build what was in the nature of Hiram…”
“Master the 360 degrees of knowledge, not just the 33.”
He does get into the Fez of the Moors…
These 5% really think they represent civil rights and civil liberties as fleeced money falls from their pockets. IT IS PITIFUL.
These are the groups working for ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE GLOBAL 1% RULE and they really think they are BROTHERS with those global 1% and their 2%.
Here is 'civil rights' leader John Lewis as OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASON ------all PRETENDING to care for the poor as they all lie, cheat, steal, have no morals, no ethics, no US Rule of Law, no GOD'S NATURAL LAW---in moving all US wealth to the global 1%! AMEN LORD!
They are simply a global mafia cartel for goodness sake.
Arlington, VA (Vocus) May 3, 2008
The Freemasons of the Nation's Capital, the Grand Lodge of Free And Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia, will present an award to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) at a reception on Thursday, May 8th in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill for his lifetime dedication to civil rights. This ceremony takes place as part of the 9th World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, May 7th, 2008 through May 10th, 2008.
This conference will bring together international Masonic leaders comprised of high-level officials in government, business and civic service. Specifically, large delegations from Africa, Latin America and Europe are expected to be in attendance. The setting will be to discuss how Freemasonry can utilize its position to promote universal understanding, enlightened ideas, and goodwill globally.
Members of the press are invited to cover keynote speakers, banquets, award ceremonies and the World War II Memorial wreath-laying, commemorating the Freemasons who died during WWII. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) will be honored as well during the conference with Freemasonry's Medal of Freedom for his commitment to preserving freedom and liberty worldwide. A number of educational scholarships will also be presented at the closing banquet.
As the world's oldest and largest fraternal society with more than half of its membership in the United States, American Freemasonry has a rich history of involvement in the founding of America and her development for over two centuries. The 9th World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges will be the largest international gathering of leaders of Freemasonry in Washington D.C. since the laying of the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol building by President and Freemason George Washington on September 18, 1793.
If we return to the original Guy Fawkes from whom the Anonymous mask for Occupy is made----we see this group sounding a lot like that FAWKES from several centuries ago----protecting us from what he thought was a bad government. Do we think anonymous is that Catholic freemasonry group of global 1% -----it seems likely so we need to be careful no matter how COOL a group is made to seem----they are not necessarily a leader for justice for 99% of WE THE PEOPLE!
Please take time to educate and know there is a lot of dys-information out there---the point for us---there is no global groups out there looking out for the 99% of citizens---it seems likely they are looking out for that same global 1%
In the 1960s we all gave PEACE SIGNS ------it is not the symbol---it is knowing what is behind it and to make sure that is not to whom we attach! LET'S NOT WAIT FOR AN ANONYMOUS TO GET RID OF GLOBAL WALL STREET POLS AND THEIR 5% PLAYERS.
This secret society based in San Fran Silicon Valley seems the likely source of ANONYMOUS---------it is just another Skull and Bones type group whether we can call them freemason they adopted a Catholic revolutionary hero for their symbol--------
'The Bohemian Club's all-male membership and guest list includes artists, particularly musicians, as well as many prominent business leaders, government officials, including former U.S. presidents, senior media executives, and people of power. Members may invite guests to the Grove. Guests may be invited to the Grove for either the "Spring Jinks" in June or the main July encampment. Bohemian Club members can schedule private day-use events at the Grove any time it is not being used for Club-wide purposes, and they are allowed at these times to bring spouses, family, and friends, although female and minor guests must be off the property by 9 or 10 p.m. (21:00 or 22:00 local time)'.
This is our west coast global IVY LEAGUE STANFORD/BERKLEY secret society tied to tech industry.
What\Who Is Anonymous
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