Skip to comments.George Soros
Posted on 10/15/2003 8:36:45 AM PDT by philosofy123
Can some body educate me about this guy George Soros. I read that he is spending $10 millions of is own money to defeat George W. Bush.
What is his motives, what party is he affiliated to, how did he become so rich? Any dirt on that SOB?
The financier. In 1956, Soros moved to the United States, where he began to accumulate a large fortune through an international investment fund he founded and managed. Today he is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC.
The philanthropist. Soros has been active as a philanthropist since 1979, when he began providing funds to help black students attend the University of Cape Town in apartheid South Africa. Today he is chairman of the Open Society Institute (OSI) and the founder of a network of philanthropic organizations that are active in more than 50 countries. Based primarily in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Unionbut also in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the United Statesthese foundations work closely with OSI to develop and implement a range of programs focusing on civil society, education, media, public health, and human rights as well as social, legal, and economic reform. In recent years, OSI and the Soros foundations network have spent a total of about $400 million annually to support projects in these and other focus areas. In 1992, Soros founded Central European University, with its primary campus in Budapest.
The philosopher. Soros is the author of seven books, most recently George Soros on Globalization (PublicAffairs, March 2002). His other books include: The Alchemy of Finance, 1987; Opening the Soviet System, 1990; Underwriting Democracy, 1991; Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve, 1995; The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered, 1998; and Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, 2000. His articles and essays on politics, society, and economics appear regularly in major newspapers and magazines around the world.
Soros has received honorary degrees from the New School for Social Research, the University of Oxford, the Budapest University of Economics, and Yale University. In 1995, the University of Bologna awarded Soros its highest honor, the Laurea Honoris Causa, in recognition of his efforts to promote open societies throughout the world.
God Bless Those
who Protect our Liberty
By Jan Von Helsing ("Secret Societies and their Power in the 20th Century")
The now 64 year old Hungarian with a U.S. passport is the superstar amidst the great speculators. When the last "Forbes" list of the best paid managers and financiers was published, Soros was in the lead by a huge margin. In the last year he earned 550 million US$, twenty times as much as the Disney Boss. When Soros opens the hunt, the international money markets get moving and the reserve banks start worrying. In Sept. 1993 he succeeded over the Bank of England. He was certain the Bank would have to take the pound that came under pressure out of the European exchange mechanism and devalue it. He gambled 10 Billion US$ --with success.
He made 1 Billion US$, which the British taxpayers now have to come up with. He himself likes to be openly known as the man who wants to influence the big money markets of the world. This is a very unusual stance for an investor to take, who should rather be interested in using situations unobservantly that the competitors have not yet discovered. In March 1993, Soros' activities became known when he predicted a rise in the price of gold. It is assumed --since this started a buying spree in precious metals --that this drove the price up 20% over the highest price since the Gulf War. In the beginning of June 1993, he wrote an open letter to the business editor of the London Times, Anatole Kaletsky, announcing that he intented to urge the money markets to sell large amounts of German government bonds in favor of French stocks. Which means: Down with the German mark and attack on the Bundesbank!
In several newspapers across the world Soros is praised as a kind of "Robin Hood of the Computer Age", since by speculation he takes from the rich nations in grand style to hand out to Eastern Europe and Russia via several Soros Foundations, to prepare the way for "Democracy" in those "poor" countries that had been bled dry by communism.
Who then is Soros? The official story says that he was born in 1930 to Jewish parents and as a teenager had been chased from Budapest by the Nazis. He enrolled at the "London School of Economics" and in the mid-50's came to the U.S. There he was magically drawn to Wall Street, but his career until 1969 was unspectacular. Then with a partner he took over an investment fund. He sold stocks he didn't own as futures, hoping that their price would fall nearer the qualifying date and that he could aquire them at a price lower than his selling price.
From this fund the "Quantum Group" evolved, a family of investment funds operating from the Dutch West Indies. Quantum is one of the most impressive "investment machines" in the world. In 8 of the last 24 years it made an "official" profit of over 50%, in 2 of those years even over 100%. In the meantime Soros handed business over to a group of managers and limits himself to designing the "great campaigns". He put down his princples in the book, "The Alchemy of Finance", where he says what "financial speculators think more important than real economic facts". But this is but the picture the media -- and we know who owns them --paint of him. Who is he in reality?
William Engdahl knows this to say about him:
"Soros speculates on the world's financial markets via his secret off-shore company, "Quantum Fund NV", a private "investment fund" that handles a portfolio of 4 to 7 Billion US$ for several "clients". The Quantum Fund is registered in the tax haven of the Netherland Antilles in the Caribbean. In order to evade control of his financial activities by the U.S. administration not a single U.S. citizen sits on the board of Quantum. It's directors are a curious mixture of Swiss and Italian financiers... (excerpted)
He's what Noam Chomsky would be if he had billions of dollars to blow on his whims.
Wow, that's harsh. Why do you say that?
That's all I need to know. Now he's on my sh*t list.
The modern leftist does not want liberty but rather liberality. An iron fist in a velvet glove.
Following are posts containing research done on Soros and his group's possible connection to the Terri Schindler-Schiavo case in Florida. Surveying the related threads would also expose a political goal being accomplished. Governor Jeb Bush and President Bush are being held responsible by many posters for the starvation death of Terri.
You might be able to compile a shorter list composed of that in which Soros is not involved.
Most of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo threads can be found here.
"Soros seems to be the biggest person behind all this so let's nominate him for the anti-Christ. :-)"
I second the nomination! He's behind a lot and is accomplishing many of his goals.
Following are the links I posted regarding PDIA:
In November 1994, George Soros delivered a speech on the questions raised by the culture of dying in America. His speech, reproduced here, elaborated much of the origins and aims of the Open Society Institute's Project on Death in America.
Third, we must increase the availability of hospice services for terminally ill patients removing restrictions on admittance and enhancing reimbursement regulations. We should consider laws that permit next of kin to decide to forego life sustaining medical interventions even when a patients wishes are not known. The government may have to help family members financially so that they can take care of dying persons at home by the least expensive means. These are only a few of the approaches to transforming the culture of dying that our project will be exploring in the months to come.
This brings me to that hotly debated subject, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. This is the one aspect of dying that is talked about everywhere -- on television, in public forums, in newspaper headlines, and serious journal articles. Voters in Oregon just approved a law that makes it the first state to lift the prohibition against physician-assisted suicide.
As the son of a mother who was member of the Hemlock Society, and as a reader of Plato's Phaedra, I cannot but approve. But I must emphasize that I am speaking in my personal capacity and not on behalf of the Board of the Project on Death in America. There are members of the Board who take a different position and the Board as a whole wants to steer clear of the issue because it feels it has plenty to do before opening that Pandoras box. Instead of getting embroiled in the debate on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, they want to support the training of health care professionals, enabling them to provide humane, compassionate care to the dying, including improved physician-patient communication, patient-centered care, better physician judgment on withdrawing or withholding care, and familiarity with the principles and practices of palliative care.
I believe someone posted a reference to Judge Greer's interest in politics. George Soros is heavily involved in politics. Maybe there's a connection with George Felos, also. Guaranteed they are both dems.
George Soros Link to material on FreeRepublic
George Soros Google goes on for pages
I can't find a website for the specific Soros group, Americans Coming Together or ACT, although there are many by that name. Perhaps it isn't set up yet or perhaps they are obscuring it in some way.
The mission of the Project on Death in America is to understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement through initiatives in research, scholarship, the humanities, and the arts, and to foster innovations in the provision of care, public education, professional education, and public policy.
Since its inception in July 1994 , the Project on Death in America - Grants Programs have provided funding for innovative approaches to understanding and changing the process of dying and bereavement. To learn more about our past funding click here.
This caught my eye because Soros is associated and hospice is prominently mentioned. He is involved in everything worldwide and has close associations with X42.
I have not spent the hours that would be necessary to examine the entire site. This particular group has been active since 1994......that's 9 years they're ahead of us. But for Terri's plight, I wouldn't know this group existed.
They could be using Terri's case as a landmark case. Florida is a good state in which to engage this battle because ramifications of the controversy could have secondary political benefits. And....we do have plenty of old people......if unsuccessful, they can try, try and try again. Also, perhaps there's financial reward for those who participate that would make the original $700,000 look like chicken feed. All this is speculation, but 8 years of WJBC has led me to look carefully (and suspiciously) at events.
How did this situation arise? Hospice chairman of the board at the time, George Felos, is the attorney representing Michael Schiavo's efforts to kill Terri. When Michael Schiavo contacted Felos, George had just the place to kill Terri: his very own hospice! So, he stepped down from the board, temporarily of course, until the legal battle to kill Terri is over. After the legal battle, we're sure good old right-to-kill-patients-advocate George will be right back on the board. George (Felos) is a student of Ira Byock, MD (a well known hospice physician) who advocates adding "aid in dying" (through terminal sedation) to the mix of "services" provided by hospices.
Dr. Ira Byock, long time palliative care physician and advocate for improved end-of-life care, and a past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, provides written resources and referrals to organizations, web sites and books to empower persons with life threatening illness and their families to live fully.
Exerpt: (located below midpage)
Ira Byock, M.D.
Barbara K. Spring, M.D.
As a hospice physician and medical director, Dr. Ira Byock is only too aware of the difference between a "good" death and a "bad" death, and the fact that the latter far outnumber the former. But instead of working only with the medical profession to reverse this equation, he and gerontologist Dr. Barbara K. Spring set out to engage an entire Montana town in examining the dying process and making it better. The Missoula Demonstration Project: The Quality of Life's End is the most ambitious effort of its kind in the United States. Modeled after a famous long-term heart disease study which collected data on an entire community, the 15-year Missoula Demonstration Project aims not only to improve the quality of life's end in Missoula, but to stimulate other efforts throughout the country. Organized in 1996, and overseen by an international advisory committee, the project is engaged in several studies to understand people's experiences, attitudes, values, customs and concerns about death. By looking at 250 families which experienced a death within a one-year period, for instance, and by gathering data in all health-care settings that treat or care for dying people, researchers hope to create, as Byock puts it, an "intensive, high-definition picture of dying, death and bereavement in Missoula." "Our approach," says Barbara Spring, "is to focus on what people seem to worry about the most-pain, the length of the dying process, isolation, and other things that make them miserable."
Think I've got (at least) loose connection with all but Judge Greer linked here. Sorry for my seeming obsession with Project on Death in America, but those connected with PDIA have an agenda that is definitely being served here in a variety of ways.
Syriacus, you have a way of finding credentials...Universities attended/graduated, etc. Would you please see if you can find anything on Ira R. Byock M.D. I can't come up with this info. He shows up in very important places, but his alma mater and precise degree isn't mentioned even in biographies. Wondering if it was Case Western Reserve University.
Current Research Projects:
* Principal Investigator (in collaboration with Hospice of the Western Reserve), "Family Assessment Collaboration to Enhance End-of-Life Support," Project on Death in America, The Open Society Institute.
From University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Grant Support: The Society of Health and Human ValuesSociety for Bioethics Consultation Task Force on Standards for Bioethics Consultation is supported by a grant from the Greenwall Foundation and contributions from numerous other organizations, centers, and networks. The Soros Foundation supported the participation of Robert M. Arnold and Steven Miles as Faculty Scholars for the Open Society, Project on Death in America.
Dr. Ira Byock Biographical Info- can't find academic info??? unusual-not listed in AMA physician search either
Ira Byock-Nader 2000 supporter- list of who's who - way left
Ira Byock, Director, Practical Ethics Center, University of Montana- STILL no academic credentials listed
Living & Dying Well With Cancer: A Community Conversation Byock Speaks at Case Western Reserve
Hospice is for Caring ... or is it for Killing? Felos Student of Byock
'My friend', Byock! Is Quill mentioned in Terri's lawsuits? If he is, I missed it!
Seems that Quill and Greenwall Foundation are prominently mentioned with Project on Death in America.
There is a distinction between freedom and mere permissiveness. Soros is a born central planner. He needs powerfull centralized governments to allow him to live out his fantasy of, in his own words:"I fancied myself as some kind of god or an economic reformer like Keynes, or, even better, like Einstein"
Where are you going with this?
The two are unrelated. Smoke em if you've got em.
The original poster wanted a character sketch, I provided one.
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