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Guess who's at super-secret Bilderberg meeting today
WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: June 4, 2004 | Staff??

Posted on 06/06/2004 4:04:17 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park

WorldNetDaily


Guess who's at super-secret Bilderberg meeting today
Italy hosts 50th-anniversary confab of mysterious society of world leaders

Posted: June 4, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

The 50th anniversary conference of the elite Bilderberg group – which many believe conspires semi-annually to foster global government – is under way in Stresa, Italy.

The conference, which began yesterday and will run through Sunday, is being hosted at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees.

Since 1953, the Bilderberg group has convened government, business, academic and journalistic representatives from the U.S., Canada and Europe with the express purpose of exploring the future of the North Atlantic community.

According to sources that have penetrated the high-security meetings in the past, the Bilderberg meetings emphasize a globalist agenda and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.

'Shadowy aura'

"It's officially described as a private gathering," noted a BBC report last year, "but with a guest list including the heads of European and American corporations, political leaders and a few intellectuals, it's one of the most influential organizations on the planet."

And according to a current BBC report on the conference in Stresa: "Not a word of what is said at Bilderberg meetings can be breathed outside. No reporters are invited in and while confidential minutes of meetings are taken, names are not noted. The shadowy aura extends further – the anonymous answerphone message, for example; the fact that conference venues are kept secret. The group, which includes luminaries such as Henry Kissinger and former UK chancellor Kenneth Clarke, does not even have a website."

But, counter participants, the secrecy is not evidence of a grand conspiracy, but only an opportunity to speak frankly with other world leaders out of the limelight of press coverage and its inevitable repercussions.

"There's absolutely nothing in it," argues the UK's Lord Denis Healey, one of the four founders of Bilderberg. "We never sought to reach a consensus on the big issues at Bilderberg," he told the BBC. "It's simply a place for discussion."

Here is the partial guest list of the current meeting obtained by WorldNetDaily – which includes Senators John Edwards, D-N.C. and Jon Corzine, D-N.J., Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), David Rockefeller, Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and even Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition:

N - Auser, Svein - CEO, DnB NOR ASA;
D - Ackermann, Josef - Chairman, Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG;
I - Ambrosetti, Alfredo - Chairman, Abbrosetti Group;
TR - Babacan, Ali - Minister of Economic Affairs;
P - Balsemao, Francisco Pinto - Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, SGPS, Former Prime Minister;
ISR - Barnavie, Elie - Department of General History, Tel-Aviv University;
I - Benedetti, Rodolfo De - CEO, CIR;
I - Bernabe, Franco - Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe;
F - Beytout, Nicolas - Editor In Chief, Les Echos;
INT - Bolkestein, Frits - Commissioner for the Internal Market, European Commission, former leader of Dutch right wing Liberal Party VVD;
*USA*- Boot, Max - Neoconservative, Council on foreign Relations, Features Editor, Wall Street Journal;
CH - Borel, Daniel - Chairman, Logitech International S.A.;
I - Bortoli, Ferrucio de - CEO, RCS Libri;
S - Brock, Gunnar - CEO, Atlas Copco AB;
GB - Browne, John - Group Chief Executive, BP plc;
NL - Burgmans, Antony - Chairman, Unilever NV;
F - Camus, Phillipe - CEO, European Aeronautic Defence and Space NV;
I - Caracciolo, Lucio - Director, Limes Geopolitical Review;
F - Castries, Henri de - Chairman, AXA Insurance;
E - Cebrian, Juan Luis - CEO, PRISA (Spanish language media company), former Chairman, International Press Institute;
TR - Cemal, Hasan - Senior Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper;
GB - Clarke, Kenneth - Member of Parliament (Con.), Deputy Chairman, British American Tobacco;
*USA* - Collins, Timothy C - MD and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC, Yale School of Management, Trilateral Commission;
*USA* - Corzine, Jon S. - Senator (D, New Jersey), Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs;
CH - Couchepin, Pascal - Former Swiss President, Head of Home affairs Dept.;
GR - David, George A. - Chairman, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA;
B - Dehaene, Jean-Luc - Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Vilvoorde;
TR - Dervis, Kemal - Member of Parliament, former senior World bank official;
GR - Diamantopoulou, Anna - Member of Parliament, former European Commissioner for Social Affairs;
*USA* - Donilon, Thomas L - Vice-President, Fannie Mae, Council on Foreign Relations;
I - Draghi, Mario - Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs;
*USA* - Edwards, John - Senator (D. North Carolina), Democratic Presidential Candidate;
DK - Eldrup, Anders - Chairman, DONG gas company (becoming privatised) A/S;
DK - Federspiel, Ulrik - Ambassador to the *USA*;
*USA* - Feith, Douglas J. - Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Defense;

I - Galateri, Gabriele - Chairman, Mediobanca;
*USA* - Gates, Melinda F. - Co-Founder, Gates Foundation, wife of Bill Gates;
*USA* - Geithner, Timothy F. - President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
I - Giavazzi, Francesco - Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; adviser, world bank and European Central bank;
IRL - Gleeson, Dermot - Chairman Allied Irish Bank Group (currently being investigated for personal and corporate tax evasion);
*USA* - Graham, Donald E. - Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company;
*USA* - Haas, Richard N. - President, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of Policy and Planning staff, State Department;
NL - Halberstadt, Victor - Professor of Economics, Leiden University;
B - Hansen, Jean-Pierre - Chairman, Suez Tractabel SA;
S - Heikensten, Lars - Governor, Swedish Central Bank;
*USA* - Holbrooke, Richard C - Vice Chairman, Perseus, former Director, Council on Foreign Relations, former Assistant Secretary of State;
*USA* - Hubbard, Allen B - President E&A Industries;
*USA* - Issacson, Walter - President and CEO, Aspen Institute;
*USA* - Janow, Merit L. - Professor, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University;
*USA* - Jordan, Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co LLC;
*USA* - Kagan, Robert - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
GB - Kerr, John - Director, Shell, Rio Tinto, Scottish American Investment Trust;
*USA* - Kissinger Henry A. - Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.;
TR - Koc, Mustafa V. - Chairman, Koc Holdings AS;
NL - Koenders, Bert (AG) - Member of Parliament, president, Parliamentary Network of the World Bank;
*USA* - Kovner, Bruce - Chairman Caxton Associates LLC, Chairman, American Enterprise Institute;
*USA* - Kravis, Henry R. - Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquisitions financier;
*USA* - Kravis, Marie Josee - Senoir Fellow, Hudson Institute Inc.;
FIN - Lehtomaki, Paula - Minister of Foreigh Trade and Development;
FIN - Lipponen, Paavo - Speaker of Parliament;
CHN - Long, Yongtu - Secretary General, Boao forum for Asia;
P - Lopes, Pedro M. Santana - Mayor of Lisbon;
*USA* - Luti, William J. - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs;
CDN - Lynch, Kevin G. - Deputy Minister, Department of Finance;
*USA* - Mathews, Jessica T. - President, Carnegie Endowment for International War Peace;
*USA* - McDonough, William J. - Chairman and CEO, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, former president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
CDN - McKenna, Frank - Counsel, McInnes Cooper, former premier of New Brunswick;
I - Merlini, Cesare - Executive Vice Chairman, Council for the United States and Italy, Council on Foreign Relations, former director, Italian Institute for International Affairs;
F - Montbrial, Thierry de - President, French Institute of International Relations;
INT - Monti, Mario - Competition Commissioner, European Commission; *USA* - Mundie, Craig J. - Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Strategies and Policies, Microsoft Corporation;
N - Myklebust, Egil - Chairman, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS);
D - Naas, Matthias - Deputy Editor, Die Zeit;
NL - Netherlands, HM Queen Beatrix;
GB - Neville-Jones, Pauline - Chairman, QuinetiQ (UK privatized military research/services company), governor of the BBC, Chairman Information Assurance Advisory Council, formar Chairman Joint Intelligence Committee, former Managing Director NatWest Markets;
*USA* - Nooyi, Indra K. - President and CEO, PepsiCo Inc.;
PL - Olechowski, Andrzej - Leader, Civic Platform;
FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman, Nokia Corporation;
INT - Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso - Director, European Central Bank;
CY - Pantelides, Leonidas - Ambassador to Greece;
I - Passera, Corrado - CEO, Banca Intesa SpA;
*USA*- Perle, Richard N. - Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, former Likud policy adviser, former chair Defence Policy Board, former co-chairman, Hollinger Digital;
B - Phillipe, HRH Prince;
*USA* - Reed, Ralph E. - President, Century Strategies;
CDN - Reisman, Heather - President and CEO, Indigo Books and Music Inc.;
I - Riotta, Gianni - Editorialist, Corriere della Serra;
*USA* - Rockefeller, David - Member JP Morgan International Council, Chairman, Council of the Americas;
E - Riodriguez Inearte, Matias - Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander;
*USA* - Ross, Dennis B - Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy;
D - Sandschneider, Eberhard - Director, Research Institute, German Society for Foreign Policy; I - Scaroni, Paolo - CEO, Enel SpA;
D - Schilly, Otto - Minister of the Interior;
*USA* - Schnabel, Rockwell A. - Ambassador to the EU;
A - Scholten, Rudolf - Director, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG;
D - Schrempp, Jurgen E. - Chairman, DaimlerChrysler AG;
E - Serra Rexach, Eduardo - Head, Real Institute Elcano;
RUS - Shevtsova, Lilia - Senior Associate. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
PL - Sikora, Slawomir - President and CEO, Citibank Handlowy;
I - Siniscalo, Domenico - Director General Ministry of the Economy;
P - Socrates, Jose - Member of Parliament;
*USA* - Strmecki, Marin J. - Smith Richardson Foundation;
B - Struye de Swielande, Dominique - Permanant repressentative of Belguim, NATO;
IRL - Sutherland, Peter D. - Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, Chairman, BP plc;
*USA* - Thornton, John L. - Chairman, Brookings Institution, Professor, Tsinghua University;
I - Tremonti, Giulio - Minister of Economy and Finance;
INT - Trichet, Jean-Claude - President, European Central Bank;
I - Tronchetti Provera, Marco - Chairman and CEO, Pirelli SpA;
N - Underdal, Arild - Rector, University of Oslo;
CH - Vasella, Daniel L. - Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG;
NL - Veer, Jeroen van der - Chairman, Committee of Managing Directors, Royal Dutch/Shell;
GB - Verwaayen, Ben J. M. - CEO, British Telecom; former director, Lucent Technologies;
I - Visco, Ignazio - Foriegn Affairs Manager, Banca D'Italia;
INT - Vitorino, Antonio M. - Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner, European Union;
INT - Vries, Gijs M. de - EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator;
S - Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman, SEB investments (including biotech); Chairman, W Capital Management AB;
D - Weber, Jurgen - Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutche Lufthansa AG;
GB/*USA* - Weinberg, Peter - CEO, Goldman Sachs International;
NL - Wijers, Hans - Chairman, AkzoNobel NV;
D - Wissmann, Matthias - Member of Parliament;
GB - Wolf, Martin H. - Associate Editor/Economic Commentator, The Financial Times;
INT/*USA* - Wolfenson, James D. - President, The World Bank;
RUS - Yavlinsky, Grigory A. - Member of Parliament;
*USA* - Yergin, Daniel - Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates;
D - Zumwinkel, Llaus - Chairman, Deutche Post Worldnet AG.

In addition, according to the Bilderberg.org website, two reporters ("rapporteurs") from the British publication The Economist will also be attending: Gideon Rachman, Brussels correspondent, and Adrian D. Wooldridge, the magazine's foreign correspondent.

That may afford slightly more transparency than in the past. In 1998, British free-lance journalist Campbell Thomas attempted to cover the conference in Turnberry, Scotland, for the Daily Mail. Thomas began by seeking the opinions of neighbors to the secret meeting being held nearby. One of those was a young woman who told him he was in the hotel's staff quarters and should leave immediately, which he did. A short while later, two local police officers arrested Thomas, who reportedly remained in custody for eight hours.

British journalist Jon Ronson, who is the author of a book on Bilderberg, had this to say: "I'm a sort of semi-conspiracy theorist when it comes to Bilderberg because I think they wouldn't go to that much trouble of having this incredibly expensive international conference every year and they'd go to all this trouble to keep themselves out of the press and be really secret and invite the world's most powerful people if it was just a chat and a game of golf, which is basically what they say it is. So I do think they have some impact on world affairs."

Some observers are even speculating that President Bush will make an appearance at this year's event, just as Bill Clinton did at the group's 2000 meeting. By coincidence, it just happens that Bush will be in Italy over the weekend …

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"There's absolutely nothing in it," argues the UK's Lord Denis Healey
All, Of course not. Just another day of pleasure under the sun. Peace and love, George.
1 posted on 06/06/2004 4:04:17 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park
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To: Alamo-Girl; Jim Robinson; farmfriend; editor-surveyor; A. Pole; countrydummy; Travis McGee
Mr Gosling seizes on a quote from Will Hutton, the British economist and a former Bilderberg delegate, who likened it to the annual WEF gathering where "the consensus established is the backdrop against which policy is made worldwide"............
"Shouldn't we expect that the rich and powerful organise things in their own interests. It's called capitalism."
Guys, Above are two quotes from the BBC Report. Actually, "it" would be more appropriately called socialism. Enforced somewhat by the imposed allowance of information of Fascism.

Alamo Girl, I thought{?} you might be interested in the list of names. Peace and love, George.

2 posted on 06/06/2004 4:18:21 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

I think this is a sign that Edwards is the VP nominee.


3 posted on 06/06/2004 4:18:43 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right

AR, VERY possible. Peace and love, George.


4 posted on 06/06/2004 4:25:15 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Always Right
I think this is a sign that Edwards is the VP nominee.

I think you may be Right, Always.

5 posted on 06/06/2004 4:26:47 AM PDT by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Just another day of pleasure under the sun

Sometime before Ronald Reagan's death, this google search would have returned 3 results : the two pieces of the puzzle put together, one of them and a piece out of place (not useless, but used to confuse people).
Check which result is missing now.
BTW, this is the FINAL MEETING under the Sun - as Venus appears for the first time to more than 6 billion people, and the two of the three people that were at the base of the furfillment of the third secret of Fatima start their last journey - on Earth and from Earth -
always larger swarms, shorter warning times and closer approaches
......... this is year 2004 after Christ and the big numbers trick doesn't work anymore
6 posted on 06/06/2004 4:29:20 AM PDT by Truth666
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To: Always Right

Surprised Kerry did not send Madalin Albright.

Socialists at Work.

but PEPSI! never drink pepsi, the drink of socialists.


7 posted on 06/06/2004 4:39:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Guess who's at super-secret Bilderberg meeting today

Oh, no-not Jim Robinson??????

8 posted on 06/06/2004 4:43:38 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Now you go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

Interesting. Thanks for the post.


9 posted on 06/06/2004 4:48:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Always Right
John Edwards Attends Bilderberg Meeting In Italy Today
10 posted on 06/06/2004 4:50:06 AM PDT by Fraulein
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

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It's a CONSPIRACY!!

11 posted on 06/06/2004 5:02:15 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: longtermmemmory

too bad,i like pepsi


12 posted on 06/06/2004 5:15:21 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: Always Right
What is very striking about John Edwards being in attendance is just how utterly unremarkable and of little consequence he is, making him unqualified he is to be there.

The only reason he would be there is if he's been selected as the envoy of the Kerry campaign.

Perhaps he is there to petition "The Powers That Be" to bequeath the election to John Kerry.
Haha. Sorry, I'm not a conspiracy kook.


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13 posted on 06/06/2004 5:15:24 AM PDT by counterpunch (<-CLICK HERE for my CARTOONS)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

For a super secret meeting there sure are a lot of details.


14 posted on 06/06/2004 5:17:16 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

15 posted on 06/06/2004 5:29:03 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you're driving the monkey to the airport.)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

This list sounds like my last birtday party.


16 posted on 06/06/2004 5:33:49 AM PDT by Big Horn (A waist is a terrible thing to mind.)
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To: Big Horn

What is Ralph Reed doing among that bunch? Interesting...


17 posted on 06/06/2004 5:38:21 AM PDT by Russ
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

Are these the guys who didn't qualify for the Trilateral Commission?


18 posted on 06/06/2004 5:39:35 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

What a bunch of B-list second raters. I'd hate to think they have a plan for running the world. They're more the EU "Vegetable Shapes and standards Commission" kind.

Melinda Gates? Is the NWO going to use the "Bob" OS?


19 posted on 06/06/2004 5:46:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: Always Right
I think this is a sign that Edwards is the VP nominee.

Interesting.

20 posted on 06/06/2004 5:47:05 AM PDT by A. Pole
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

So much for "super-secret."


21 posted on 06/06/2004 5:50:11 AM PDT by verity (The Liberal Media is America's Enemy)
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To: verity

Could it be possibly kept hush hush and secret just for the sake of safety and security for these people who are so wealthy and influential - and nothing more. Famous and rich people don't ever let folks know their schedule and plans for safety reasons and plain old privacy.


22 posted on 06/06/2004 6:00:26 AM PDT by Esther Ruth (As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth & FOREVER)
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To: AmericanChef

The Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations are creations of the Bilderberg Group. They work in their own way toward the set goals.

Some people seem to think that the guest list and membership are the same. Not so; many guests are simply invited as a courtesy to get them on board the program.

The Bilderberg group is led by unidentified individuals. The follow the dots indicators lead to David Rockefeller, Maurice Strong and others.

This is all leading to global government guided from the top by the power elite.


23 posted on 06/06/2004 6:13:38 AM PDT by OK
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To: OK
Some people seem to think that the guest list and membership are the same. Not so; many guests are simply invited as a courtesy to get them on board the program. The Bilderberg group is led by unidentified individuals.

It looks that way. Still the list of invited guests give some idea about mindset of the actual leaders.

24 posted on 06/06/2004 6:20:18 AM PDT by A. Pole
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To: A. Pole

Yes there are clues.

Just look at the European Union to see our future.


25 posted on 06/06/2004 6:30:48 AM PDT by OK
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To: Esther Ruth

Yes, this is most definitely the reason, but it is more fun for people to imagine that they are subject to some conspiracy or some other such nonsesne.


26 posted on 06/06/2004 6:49:44 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

Correct me if I'm wrong but 'Freedom of Association' is usually a given in the West.


27 posted on 06/06/2004 6:59:21 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
"Shouldn't we expect that the rich and powerful organise things in their own interests. It's called capitalism."

It was much easier to make that argument in the past when capitalists operated in local environments. With the advent of instant global communications, global travel and 24 hour instant markets, what used to be called "Capitalism" is now more correctly called "Oligopolyism."

28 posted on 06/06/2004 7:03:04 AM PDT by ghostrider
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

<< Guess who's at SUPER-SECRET Bilderberg meeting today? >>

OK, I'll guess.

How's about, for starters anyway:

.... the partial guest list of the current meeting .... which includes Senators John Edwards D-NC and Jon Corzine, D-NJ and Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates, [Mrs William Gates] David Rockefeller, Timothy F Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and even Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition:

N - Auser, Svein - CEO, DnB NOR ASA;
D - Ackermann, Josef - Chairman, Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG;
I - Ambrosetti, Alfredo - Chairman, Abbrosetti Group;
TR - Babacan, Ali - Minister of Economic Affairs;
P - Balsemao, Francisco Pinto - Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, SGPS, Former Prime Minister;
ISR - Barnavie, Elie - Department of General History, Tel-Aviv University;
I - Benedetti, Rodolfo De - CEO, CIR;
I - Bernabe, Franco - Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe;
F - Beytout, Nicolas - Editor In Chief, Les Echos;
INT - Bolkestein, Frits - Commissioner for the Internal Market, European Commission, former leader of Dutch right wing Liberal Party VVD;
*USA*- Boot, Max - Neoconservative, Council on foreign Relations, Features Editor, Wall Street Journal;
CH - Borel, Daniel - Chairman, Logitech International S.A.;
I - Bortoli, Ferrucio de - CEO, RCS Libri;
S - Brock, Gunnar - CEO, Atlas Copco AB;
GB - Browne, John - Group Chief Executive, BP plc;
NL - Burgmans, Antony - Chairman, Unilever NV;
F - Camus, Phillipe - CEO, European Aeronautic Defence and Space NV;
I - Caracciolo, Lucio - Director, Limes Geopolitical Review;
F - Castries, Henri de - Chairman, AXA Insurance;
E - Cebrian, Juan Luis - CEO, PRISA (Spanish language media company), former Chairman, International Press Institute;
TR - Cemal, Hasan - Senior Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper;
GB - Clarke, Kenneth - Member of Parliament (Con.), Deputy Chairman, British American Tobacco;
*USA* - Collins, Timothy C - MD and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC, Yale School of Management, Trilateral Commission;
*USA* - Corzine, Jon S. - Senator (D, New Jersey), Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs;
CH - Couchepin, Pascal - Former Swiss President, Head of Home affairs Dept.;
GR - David, George A. - Chairman, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA;
B - Dehaene, Jean-Luc - Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Vilvoorde;
TR - Dervis, Kemal - Member of Parliament, former senior World bank official;
GR - Diamantopoulou, Anna - Member of Parliament, former European Commissioner for Social Affairs;
*USA* - Donilon, Thomas L - Vice-President, Fannie Mae, Council on Foreign Relations;
I - Draghi, Mario - Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs;
*USA* - Edwards, John - Senator (D. North Carolina), Democratic Presidential Candidate;
DK - Eldrup, Anders - Chairman, DONG gas company (becoming privatised) A/S;
DK - Federspiel, Ulrik - Ambassador to the *USA*;
*USA* - Feith, Douglas J. - Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Defense;

I - Galateri, Gabriele - Chairman, Mediobanca;
*USA* - Gates, Melinda F. - Co-Founder, Gates Foundation, wife of Bill Gates;
*USA* - Geithner, Timothy F. - President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
I - Giavazzi, Francesco - Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; adviser, world bank and European Central bank;
IRL - Gleeson, Dermot - Chairman Allied Irish Bank Group (currently being investigated for personal and corporate tax evasion);
*USA* - Graham, Donald E. - Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company;
*USA* - Haas, Richard N. - President, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of Policy and Planning staff, State Department;
NL - Halberstadt, Victor - Professor of Economics, Leiden University;
B - Hansen, Jean-Pierre - Chairman, Suez Tractabel SA;
S - Heikensten, Lars - Governor, Swedish Central Bank;
*USA* - Holbrooke, Richard C - Vice Chairman, Perseus, former Director, Council on Foreign Relations, former Assistant Secretary of State;
*USA* - Hubbard, Allen B - President E&A Industries;
*USA* - Issacson, Walter - President and CEO, Aspen Institute;
*USA* - Janow, Merit L. - Professor, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University;
*USA* - Jordan, Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co LLC;
*USA* - Kagan, Robert - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
GB - Kerr, John - Director, Shell, Rio Tinto, Scottish American Investment Trust;
*USA* - Kissinger Henry A. - Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.;
TR - Koc, Mustafa V. - Chairman, Koc Holdings AS;
NL - Koenders, Bert (AG) - Member of Parliament, president, Parliamentary Network of the World Bank;
*USA* - Kovner, Bruce - Chairman Caxton Associates LLC, Chairman, American Enterprise Institute;
*USA* - Kravis, Henry R. - Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquisitions financier;
*USA* - Kravis, Marie Josee - Senoir Fellow, Hudson Institute Inc.;
FIN - Lehtomaki, Paula - Minister of Foreigh Trade and Development;
FIN - Lipponen, Paavo - Speaker of Parliament;
CHN - Long, Yongtu - Secretary General, Boao forum for Asia;
P - Lopes, Pedro M. Santana - Mayor of Lisbon;
*USA* - Luti, William J. - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs;
CDN - Lynch, Kevin G. - Deputy Minister, Department of Finance;
*USA* - Mathews, Jessica T. - President, Carnegie Endowment for International War Peace;
*USA* - McDonough, William J. - Chairman and CEO, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, former president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
CDN - McKenna, Frank - Counsel, McInnes Cooper, former premier of New Brunswick;
I - Merlini, Cesare - Executive Vice Chairman, Council for the United States and Italy, Council on Foreign Relations, former director, Italian Institute for International Affairs;
F - Montbrial, Thierry de - President, French Institute of International Relations;
INT - Monti, Mario - Competition Commissioner, European Commission; *USA* - Mundie, Craig J. - Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Strategies and Policies, Microsoft Corporation;
N - Myklebust, Egil - Chairman, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS);
D - Naas, Matthias - Deputy Editor, Die Zeit;
NL - Netherlands, HM Queen Beatrix;
GB - Neville-Jones, Pauline - Chairman, QuinetiQ (UK privatized military research/services company), governor of the BBC, Chairman Information Assurance Advisory Council, formar Chairman Joint Intelligence Committee, former Managing Director NatWest Markets;
*USA* - Nooyi, Indra K. - President and CEO, PepsiCo Inc.;
PL - Olechowski, Andrzej - Leader, Civic Platform;
FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman, Nokia Corporation;
INT - Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso - Director, European Central Bank;
CY - Pantelides, Leonidas - Ambassador to Greece;
I - Passera, Corrado - CEO, Banca Intesa SpA;
*USA*- Perle, Richard N. - Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, former Likud policy adviser, former chair Defence Policy Board, former co-chairman, Hollinger Digital;
B - Phillipe, HRH Prince;
*USA* - Reed, Ralph E. - President, Century Strategies;
CDN - Reisman, Heather - President and CEO, Indigo Books and Music Inc.;
I - Riotta, Gianni - Editorialist, Corriere della Serra;
*USA* - Rockefeller, David - Member JP Morgan International Council, Chairman, Council of the Americas;
E - Riodriguez Inearte, Matias - Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander;
*USA* - Ross, Dennis B - Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy;
D - Sandschneider, Eberhard - Director, Research Institute, German Society for Foreign Policy; I - Scaroni, Paolo - CEO, Enel SpA;
D - Schilly, Otto - Minister of the Interior;
*USA* - Schnabel, Rockwell A. - Ambassador to the EU;
A - Scholten, Rudolf - Director, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG;
D - Schrempp, Jurgen E. - Chairman, DaimlerChrysler AG;
E - Serra Rexach, Eduardo - Head, Real Institute Elcano;
RUS - Shevtsova, Lilia - Senior Associate. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
PL - Sikora, Slawomir - President and CEO, Citibank Handlowy;
I - Siniscalo, Domenico - Director General Ministry of the Economy;
P - Socrates, Jose - Member of Parliament;
*USA* - Strmecki, Marin J. - Smith Richardson Foundation;
B - Struye de Swielande, Dominique - Permanant repressentative of Belguim, NATO;
IRL - Sutherland, Peter D. - Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, Chairman, BP plc;
*USA* - Thornton, John L. - Chairman, Brookings Institution, Professor, Tsinghua University;
I - Tremonti, Giulio - Minister of Economy and Finance;
INT - Trichet, Jean-Claude - President, European Central Bank;
I - Tronchetti Provera, Marco - Chairman and CEO, Pirelli SpA;
N - Underdal, Arild - Rector, University of Oslo;
CH - Vasella, Daniel L. - Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG;
NL - Veer, Jeroen van der - Chairman, Committee of Managing Directors, Royal Dutch/Shell;
GB - Verwaayen, Ben J. M. - CEO, British Telecom; former director, Lucent Technologies;
I - Visco, Ignazio - Foriegn Affairs Manager, Banca D'Italia;
INT - Vitorino, Antonio M. - Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner, European Union;
INT - Vries, Gijs M. de - EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator;
S - Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman, SEB investments (including biotech); Chairman, W Capital Management AB;
D - Weber, Jurgen - Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutche Lufthansa AG;
GB/*USA* - Weinberg, Peter - CEO, Goldman Sachs International;
NL - Wijers, Hans - Chairman, AkzoNobel NV;
D - Wissmann, Matthias - Member of Parliament;
GB - Wolf, Martin H. - Associate Editor/Economic Commentator, The Financial Times;
INT/*USA* - Wolfenson, James D. - President, The World Bank;
RUS - Yavlinsky, Grigory A. - Member of Parliament;
*USA* - Yergin, Daniel - Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates;
D - Zumwinkel, Llaus - Chairman, Deutche Post Worldnet AG.

In addition, according to the Bilderberg.org website, two reporters from The Economist will also be attending: Gideon Rachman, Brussels correspondent, and Adrian D. Wooldridge, the magazine's foreign correspondent.

GREAT BIG SECRET, EH, GEORGE??

Love and money -- Brian


29 posted on 06/06/2004 7:09:19 AM PDT by Brian Allen (Did you hear that my beloved FRiend died, today? -- President Ronald Wilson Reagan 1911 - 2004)
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To: Truth666
Ronald Reagan's spiritual secret of success

Drawing extensively on Reagan's own writings and firsthand interviews with this family, friends, and coworkers, Brown weaves a magnificent story of Reagan's strong devotion to God from his childhood -- when his devout mother played a big part in developing the young Reagan's character, principles and beliefs -- to his two terms in office, where his reliance on God helped bring down the Soviet empire. Throughout, Brown demonstrates the powerful impact Reagan's faith had on his ideas, rhetoric, policies, and decisions.

Some highlights:

Spared for a purpose: how Reagan rededicated his life to Christ after surviving the assassination attempt of March 30, 1981

How Reagan, prepared from his earliest days to deal with varying faith traditions, became the first born-again Christian on the national stage to connect effectively with Catholics

The impact of his mother's strong Christian faith

How, throughout his teenage and young adult years, the hand of God was evident in Reagan's life

The impact of his uniquely Christian education at Eureka College

The path of early failure and disappointment that led to deepened spirituality -- and his career in radio broadcasting

Fame and misfortune: How the spiritual wasteland of Hollywood challenged his faith

How his first marriage with actress Jane Wyman ended in disaster after the death of their child. How he rediscovered his faith to keep him from sinking into depression and despair

Revealed in depth: the all-but-unknown impact of Christian worker Henrietta Mears on his life

The impact of Reagan's faith on his clash with communists in Hollywood -- and his eventual political conversion from New Deal Democrat to conservative Republican

Reagan's unprecedented success among churchgoers: how he got them to vote en masse by confronting, instead of avoiding, controversial social issues such as school prayer and abortion

The little-known efforts by Nancy and her allies in the White House to undermine parts of the Reagan social agenda

Nancy Reagan: the inside story of her reliance on an astrologer after her husband's near death

Never before revealed: how Michael Reagan, the President's oldest son, tried to persuade Nancy to become a Christian like her husband

Why many of the Reagan kids' spiritual and familial problems can be directly traced to her non-Christian beliefs and practices

Reagan, Rome and Russia: how, together with Pope John Paul II, Reagan set about bringing down the Soviet Empire

How Reagan's end-times beliefs shaped his view of global politics, especially the worldwide struggle against Communism

The Long Goodbye: the lasting moral and spiritual benefit to the nation of Reagan's public battle with Alzheimer's disease

"An inspiring story of how a seed of faith is planted in the life of a young man by a diligent and caring mother, how that faith blossomed and changed his life, and how, through him, that faith changed America and the entire world. This book highlights my father's deep reliance on the providence of God and the Christian principles by which he lived. Most writers that have written about him fail to recognize the role his faith played in his life." -- MICHAEL REAGAN, from his Foreword

30 posted on 06/06/2004 7:13:28 AM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: OK
[ The Bilderberg group is led by unidentified individuals. The follow the dots indicators lead to David Rockefeller, Maurice Strong and others. ]

Maurice Strong is a shadowy almost unknown malcreant.. Whos name pops up in the stangest places and times and events.

31 posted on 06/06/2004 7:16:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Mmm, who's going to build a burger?

32 posted on 06/06/2004 7:16:05 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

If its so damned super secret, how come everyone and their grandmother knows who's attending?


33 posted on 06/06/2004 7:18:16 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

It must not be TOO BIG a secret.


34 posted on 06/06/2004 7:20:17 AM PDT by sawmill trash (NADER !!! NADER !!! NADER !!! NADER !!! NADER !!! NADER !!! NADER !!! NADER !!!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Fiftieth?

All things have there course, a day of hours.

35 posted on 06/06/2004 7:22:50 AM PDT by bvw
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To: counterpunch

I can really see the left falling for Edwards swill tho.


36 posted on 06/06/2004 7:30:09 AM PDT by muslims=borg (Exit strategies are for losers.)
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To: HamiltonJay

Five or ten years ago they denied there was such a thing as Bilderberg, and laughed at anyone who even said the word out loud. Now they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They quietly put out a guest list now because they were outed by the underground press over the last few years, and the silence was embarassing.

In the last 50 years we have been treated to the UN becoming a de facto world government, the continent of Europe becoming one superstate, North America gradually becoming one economic/political union, etc. etc.

Connect the dots. The world is heading toward becoming one giant copy of the EU. It isn't happening by accident.


37 posted on 06/06/2004 7:41:59 AM PDT by OK
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To: OK

Yea, Bill Gate's Wife is conspiring to take over the world.....


38 posted on 06/06/2004 7:47:11 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Is Melinda bringin' the hour'dourves?
39 posted on 06/06/2004 7:49:52 AM PDT by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

"Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company,"

So much for keeping the "press" out of these meetings. Duh


40 posted on 06/06/2004 7:50:37 AM PDT by SunnySide
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park

Stop the presses! Rich and important people are talking to each other! There oughta be a law! ;-)


41 posted on 06/06/2004 7:52:02 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad (Rising waves, what motive is behind your impulse? The desire to reach upwards.)
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To: Dutch Boy
For a super secret meeting there sure are a lot of details.

That's just what I was thinking! :-D

42 posted on 06/06/2004 7:53:38 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: muslims=borg

I can't. John Edwards is everything the Democrats and the media tried to paint Dan Quayle as. He will be far more of a liability than an asset. He has very little experience and even less depth and no gravitas. He's an empty suit with a pretty face and nothing more.

I do hope they choose him. He brings nothing to the table, and no electoral advantage whatsoever. Gephardt at least is taken seriously as a politician, and could possibly help Kerry win the crucial Missouri vote.


43 posted on 06/06/2004 7:56:20 AM PDT by counterpunch (<-CLICK HERE for my CARTOONS)
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To: SunnySide

Re: Washington Post


"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years." He went on to explain: "It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The super-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." -- David Rockefeller


44 posted on 06/06/2004 7:57:09 AM PDT by OK
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To: Cultural Jihad
I don't believe that so many 'rich and important' people would get together with one another for simply no reason at all.
45 posted on 06/06/2004 8:03:14 AM PDT by Fraulein
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To: counterpunch

"Gephardt could possibly help Kerry win the crucial Missouri vote."

Yeah sure, when pigs fly


46 posted on 06/06/2004 8:04:59 AM PDT by SunnySide
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To: Fraulein

So they require a reason to get together? That seems fair. But who shall be the arbiter of whether they get to enjoy their 1st Amendment rights or not?


47 posted on 06/06/2004 8:07:59 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad (Rising waves, what motive is behind your impulse? The desire to reach upwards.)
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To: HamiltonJay
If its so damned super secret, how come everyone and their grandmother knows who's attending?

The press reported a list of who would be attending the meeting. What kind of details will actually be reported of the meeting itself remains to be seen.

48 posted on 06/06/2004 8:08:09 AM PDT by Fraulein
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To: Fraulein
I don't believe that so many 'rich and important' people would get together with one another for simply no reason at all.

It's like the Cannes Film Festival, without Alexandra Kerry's bosom.

49 posted on 06/06/2004 8:11:17 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: MotleyGirl70; Cagey
"Astroturf! You know who's responsible for that, don't you? The Jews!!"

~George Costanza as O'Brien

50 posted on 06/06/2004 8:16:04 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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