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The 'Offended' 911 Group “Peaceful Tomorrows” is funded largely by Teresa Heinz
various sources, mostly Tom Randall of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | 3/5/04

Posted on 03/05/2004 12:23:38 PM PST by dead

“Peaceful Tomorrows” is being portrayed as an independent group of relatives of victims of the 911 attacks. They are getting a lot of press claiming to be outraged over the new Bush ads.

Call me insensitive if you like, but I wonder if this outrage could possibly be a tad overblown, and more likely attributable to the millions and millions of dollars this group has received from endowments chaired by Teresa Heinz, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry.

According to their own contribution page, “Peaceful Tomorrows is a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.”

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Review, “Between 1995 and 2001, $4.3 million of that money came from the Howard Heinz Endowment. In 2002, it and the Vira Heinz Endowment blessed The Tides Center, a San Francisco spin-off of the Tides Foundation, with another $190,000 while the two endowments gave $1.6 million to the new Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania.” (The Heinz Endowments have teamed up with a secretive left-wing group)

The money that flows into The Tides also flows out. They have given grants totaling $489,000 to the Iraq Peace Fund, who used that money to fund the anti-war marches and media costs of 27 groups, including MoveOn.org, whose purpose is to defeat George W. Bush.

Other Tides Center projects include The Youth Gender Project, which seeks to "empower and support transgender, gender-variant, intersexed and gender-questioning youth and young adults."

They also shoveled $200,000 towards The Ruckus Society - founded in 1995 to train activists in violent protest against biotechnology, globalization and the World Bank. It incited property destruction in the Seattle riots of 1999 and Washington, D.C., the following year.

Now, if you really want to get mad, you should also know that $8,000,000 in taxpayer money flowed into the Tides Center in the form of federal grants made by eight different agencies between 1997 and 2001.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2004; 911; bigcogwheelturns; fundingtheleft; heinz; kerry; kerrythecommunist; lwfunding; peacefultomorrows; teresaheinz; teresakerry; thetidesfoundation; tidesfoundation
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1 posted on 03/05/2004 12:23:38 PM PST by dead
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To: dead
good catch.
2 posted on 03/05/2004 12:26:20 PM PST by iceskater (No nation or state ever taxed itself into prosperity.)
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To: dead
This is the real bombshell!
3 posted on 03/05/2004 12:28:12 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: dead
WOW!
4 posted on 03/05/2004 12:28:25 PM PST by TruthConquers ("Who will liberate us from these tyrants of secularist tolerance?")
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To: dead
excellent find!
5 posted on 03/05/2004 12:29:40 PM PST by scan58
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To: dead
Tides Center accused of money laundering:

http://www.activistcash.com/index.cfm?org_id=225

"Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with."
— Tides Foundation founder Drummond Pike, quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy


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....The Tides Center board of directors has been especially busy of late. In 2001 the first Tides “franchise” office (not counting Tides’ presence in Washington and New York) was opened in Pittsburgh. This new outpost, called the Tides Center of Western Pennsylvania, was erected largely at the urging of Pittsburgh native Teresa Heinz (the widow of Senator John Heinz, the ketchup heir). Heinz pulls more strings in the foundation world than almost any other old-money socialite; she’s presently married to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA). The Tides Foundation has collaborated on funding projects with the Heinz Endowments (Teresa Heinz’s personal domain) for over 10 years.




6 posted on 03/05/2004 12:31:53 PM PST by Shermy
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To: dead
I won't hold my breath until the national media picks up on this. Fox News maybe, but the NY Times. CNN, CBS etc. pigs will fly first.
7 posted on 03/05/2004 12:31:58 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: dead
Holy Kerry!
8 posted on 03/05/2004 12:32:18 PM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: dead
This is really BIG, this needs to be sent to all media outlets
9 posted on 03/05/2004 12:32:24 PM PST by MJY1288 (There's no leaders on the path of least resistance, ask John Kerry, he's been paving it for 32 yrs.)
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To: scan58
bttt
10 posted on 03/05/2004 12:32:29 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: dead
Seems to me an IRS investigation into their tax-exempt status is in order, considering the organizations' work is all political (ain't campaign finance reform great!).
11 posted on 03/05/2004 12:32:33 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: dead
WOW !!.. Lock-n-Load.

Good Find. Thanks for posting.
12 posted on 03/05/2004 12:32:38 PM PST by Pompah (Funny how thangs work out.)
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To: dead
Oh, now we see the 57 varieties of hypocrisy by those bemoaning those commercials.
13 posted on 03/05/2004 12:33:34 PM PST by Sola Veritas
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To: dead; hchutch
I am utterly unsurprised.
14 posted on 03/05/2004 12:34:04 PM PST by Poohbah ("Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Maj. Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: dead
Looks like something you'd see on Drudge.

He must be slipping if he didn't catch this first.
15 posted on 03/05/2004 12:34:23 PM PST by MrB
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To: dead
just dam*!
16 posted on 03/05/2004 12:34:51 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: dead
I guess that makes Kerry the Prince of Tides.
17 posted on 03/05/2004 12:36:04 PM PST by The Grim Freeper
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To: dead
Poster "dead" ignores the opponent in his face, and instead posts-up at the three point line.....he shoots...he scores.

The crowd goes wild.

18 posted on 03/05/2004 12:37:16 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: dead
Here's some more on Teresa Heinz Kerry and Tides Foundation. It's a long read, but there's tons of info in it.

Teresa Heinz Kerry: Bag Lady for the Radical Left
http://frontpagemag.com/articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12187
19 posted on 03/05/2004 12:37:53 PM PST by Nickname
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To: dead
Has anyone checked to see if the wifes making the talk show circuit have a history of making political contributions? Would be nice to know.
20 posted on 03/05/2004 12:38:02 PM PST by 11th_VA (And that's all I have to say 'bout that ...)
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To: dead
No, dead, you can't be seriously implying that this organization would allow money to color its perceptions, could you? You're not series, are you? This would be a hugh conflict of interest on Peaceful Tomorrows' part! I'm sure Senator Kerry knows nothing about this and would feel bad if it were brought to his attention.../hurling chunks>
21 posted on 03/05/2004 12:38:22 PM PST by HenryLeeII (John Kerry's votes have killed more people than my guns!)
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To: dead
Bill Clinton's remarks 8-29-96 (Fighting terrorism )
22 posted on 03/05/2004 12:39:51 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: dead
F'in unbelievable!
23 posted on 03/05/2004 12:40:16 PM PST by WV Mountain Mama (He's got the whole world in His hands...)
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To: dead
Great find, thanks! I knew this phony outrage was manufactured and now we have the proof.
24 posted on 03/05/2004 12:40:23 PM PST by CheezyD
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To: dead
John Heinz is in full spin by now.
25 posted on 03/05/2004 12:41:45 PM PST by EggsAckley (..................IGNORE the trolls...................it drives them crazy)
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To: dead
This posts deserves an atta boy, nice catch
26 posted on 03/05/2004 12:42:40 PM PST by boxerblues (Included on a lefty hate list! I'll wear it like a badge of honor.)
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To: dead
Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along. If there was even a hint of impropriety the media would have been all over it.... It is only through the rise of the Internet that we get any info at all. The cold war was only a battle. The war is here now. The left will do anything to win for socialism.
27 posted on 03/05/2004 12:44:01 PM PST by IrishCatholic (Liberals are proof that public education has failed.)
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To: Angelus Errare
Ping
28 posted on 03/05/2004 12:45:51 PM PST by Green Knight (Looking forward to seeing Jeb stepping over Hillary's rotting political corpse in 2008.)
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To: dead
Great find!
29 posted on 03/05/2004 12:46:04 PM PST by aculeus
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To: dead; Howlin; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; JohnHuang2
WOW!
30 posted on 03/05/2004 12:46:12 PM PST by kayak (Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: dead
good job
31 posted on 03/05/2004 12:47:38 PM PST by Republican Red (Karmic hugs welcomed!)
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To: dead
Great job!
32 posted on 03/05/2004 12:47:44 PM PST by StriperSniper (Manuel Miranda - Whistleblower)
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To: dead; generalissimoduane
Great find!
33 posted on 03/05/2004 12:48:13 PM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: CheezyD
I've emailed this thread to Drudge and Sean Hannity.
34 posted on 03/05/2004 12:48:27 PM PST by CheezyD
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To: mystery-ak; ohioWfan; Mo1; GretchenEE; NordP; mtngrl@vrwc; TruthNtegrity
PING
35 posted on 03/05/2004 12:48:42 PM PST by kayak (Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: The Great RJ; dead
I won't hold my breath until the national media picks up on this. Fox News maybe, but the NY Times. CNN, CBS etc. pigs will fly first.

Those S.O.B's are complicit in this loathsome scheme. I knew this reaction was spring loaded and set to go off as soon as W mentioned 9/11.

Great catch, Dead!!!

36 posted on 03/05/2004 12:48:44 PM PST by Hoboken
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To: The Great RJ
O'Reilly had one of these upset family members on last night...funny, but they never said where their funding came from.
37 posted on 03/05/2004 12:48:47 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: generalissimoduane
This needs media coverage.
38 posted on 03/05/2004 12:51:06 PM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: dead
As I suspected the minute I heard them. Now, what is the chance that Tom Brokaw will reveal the "offended persons" anti-Bush roots in the interest of full disclosure?
39 posted on 03/05/2004 12:51:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: dead
Excellent research!

The Democrats are the ones who are trying to politicize 9-11.
40 posted on 03/05/2004 12:51:13 PM PST by FairOpinion ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country." --- G. W. Bush)
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To: Sola Veritas; Registered
Oh, now we see the 57 varieties of hypocrisy

I love this and I hope Registered will make us a Heinz/Kerry 57 varieties of Hypocrisy bottle/label.

41 posted on 03/05/2004 12:51:26 PM PST by pbear8 (no complaining...Thanks be to God)
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To: dead
Check out the post by "quasi"

http://blog.johnkerry.com/cgi-bin/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=1163
42 posted on 03/05/2004 12:51:46 PM PST by Shermy
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To: dead
WOWSA! You've gone and done it this time: embarrassed all the media types. How're you gonna live with yourself! /sarcasm

Great job!

43 posted on 03/05/2004 12:52:57 PM PST by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: dead
Excellent find!
44 posted on 03/05/2004 12:53:22 PM PST by b4its2late (If you think no one cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.)
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To: dead
OUTSTANDING find, sir! Great work.
46 posted on 03/05/2004 12:55:19 PM PST by Constitution Day ("The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary.")
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To: dead
Outstanding, dead! This should make it to the national media.
47 posted on 03/05/2004 12:55:40 PM PST by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: dead
Bill Clinton's remarks (Fighting terrorism )

THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BETWEEN PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND SENATOR BOB DOLE

MR. LEHRER: Mr. President.

PRESIDENT CLINTON: One of the reasons that I ran for President is because not just children, a lot of grownups felt that way. If you remember, four years ago we had not only rising unemployment, but a lot of rising cynicism. I had never worked in Washington as an elected official. It seemed to me that most of the arguments were partisan -- Republican-Democrat, left-right, liberal-conservative.

That's why I said tonight I'm for opportunity, responsibility, and community. And we've gotten some real progress in the last four years. I've also done everything I could at every moment of division in this country -- after Oklahoma City, when these churches were burned -- to bring people together and remind people that we are stronger because of our diversity. We have to respect one another.

You mentioned Washington and Lincoln; they were Presidents at historic times. This is an historic time. It's important that we go beyond those old partisan arguments and focus on people and their future. When we do that, instead of shutting the government down over a partisan fight on the budget, we're a better country, and that's why we're making progress now.

48 posted on 03/05/2004 12:55:40 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: The Grim Freeper
A Kerry The Prince Of Tides bump!
49 posted on 03/05/2004 12:57:03 PM PST by Bennett46
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To: madfly; dead
Your post about Tides Center from 2002
50 posted on 03/05/2004 12:57:25 PM PST by Shermy
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