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Internet "Whispering Campaigns" Falsely Accuse Teresa Heinz Kerry
Factcheck.org ^ | 8/4/04 | FactCheck.org

Posted on 08/04/2004 11:47:13 AM PDT by hscott

Bogus e-mail messages claim she's given millions to "radical" groups, some linked to terrorists, and located Heinz factories overseas. Both claims are false.

08.04.2004

Summary

False allegations about Kerry's wife have been circulating for months, but the velocity of the Internet "whispering campaign" picked up substantially with the approach of the Fall campaign.

One false message claims Teresa Heinz Kerry gave $4 million to a foundation that used the funds to support a list of "radical" groups including one with alleged links to Hamas and another that is said to have offered to provide a lawyer for Saddam Hussein. But public records show otherwise. Heinz Kerry's foundation money was directed to projects such as "Sustainable Pittsburgh," which promotes "smart growth" strategies.

Another widely circulated e-mail claims Kerry and his wife "own" dozens of H.J. Heinz Company factories in Europe and Asia. It accuses Kerry of hypocrisy for denouncing offshoring of US jobs while "making millions off that cheap labor."

That's also false: neither of them own Heinz. Public records show Heinz Kerry isn't an officer of the company, isn't on the company's board of directors, and isn't even close to being the largest shareholder. The Heinz Endowments do own Heinz stock -- less than 4% of the company -- but income from that stock goes to charity, not to the Kerrys personally.

Analysis

FactCheck.org has received hundreds of copies of these two e-mails from subscribers who asked us to check out whether there's any truth to them. They have been circulating like a virus, relayed by people who either don't bother to check out whether they are true, or don't care. It's the modern equivalent of the old "whispering campaign" in which false rumors served as political weapons.

Teresa Heinz Kerry and the Tides Foundation

The more virulent of these nasty, false mailings alleges that she's given more than $4 million to the Tides Foundation of San Francisco to fund a variety of "radical" groups including some that the message suggests are supportive of terrorists.

To start, that's flatly denied by Maxwell King, the President of the Heinz Endowments. King told FactCheck.org:

King: Neither she nor her foundations has ever funded any of the extremist organizations or unpatriotic causes listed in the email you forwarded. Period.

The Tides Foundation also says that no Heinz funds have gone to any of the groups named in the e-mail. Further, it says Tides itself gives little or no money to several of them. Christopher J. Herrera, Director of Communications of the Tides Foundation, told us that the allegation about a Ramsey Clark group is utterly false, for example.

Herrera: We have made no grants to this organization nor can we find any association with it in our records.

According to Herrera, Tides Foundation gifts to the National Lawyers Guild total "approximately $30,000 over the last ten years," and donations to the Council on Islamic Relations amounted to a single $5,000 grant in 2002 for a Southern California project called the "Interfaith Coalition Against Hate Crimes." But even those relatively small sums didn't come from Heinz money as alleged.

Where $8 million went

Both groups say the only money given directly to the Tides Foundation by the Heinz Endowments was $230,000 given between 1994 and 1998, all used to support a pollution-prevention initiative and other environmental projects in Western Pennsylvania.

Much larger sums have gone through a related legal entity called the Tides Center , which administers grants for groups receiving donations that are not themselves incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The Tides Center takes a fee, typically between 7% and 9%, for handling payrolls, disbursing, legal and administrative work, but the rest legally must go to the group for which the donor intended it.

The Heinz Endowments released a list of grants totaling $8.1 million given through Tides since 1994. None of the money went for the "radical" groups named in the e-mail.Instead, the grants included such sums as:

* $1.6 million for "Sustainable Pittsburgh," which promotes such projects as "bike to work week."

* Just over $1 million for the "Chemical Strategies Partnership," which looks for ways to cut the use of chemicals in industry.

* $800,000 for the "Green Building Alliance ," which promotes buildings that use less energy.

* Nearly $1.4 million for the "Pennsylvania Energy Project," which spun off several renewable-energy projects before going out of business at the end of 2000.

Included in the $8.1 million are grants from the Howard Heinz Endowment and also the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, which collectively make up the Heinz Endowments. Heinz Kerry chairs the Howard Heinz Endowment, the larger of the two, and is a member of the board of directors of the smaller Vira I. Heinz Endowment.

The list appears to be accurate: FactCheck.org checked each grant on the list against those that the Heinz endowments reported to the US Internal Revenue Service on their form 990's for the five years 1998 through 2002. We found no discrepancies: all the grants on the master list matched grants reported on the IRS forms, where there could be legal penalties for false reporting. We would have checked 990's for other years but those before 1998 are not readily available, and the two Heinz endowments aren't scheduled to file their forms for 2003 until Aug. 15.

(Anyone who wants to check for themselves can call up the Heinz form 990's here , where they are posted for all to see by Guidestar, a national database of nonprofit organizations. The service is free, but registration is required.)

The Scaife Connection

This false allegation has its roots in a study published in December, 2003 by the conservative Capital Research Center of Washington, DC. It stated that the Tides Foundation and Tides Center "effectively 'launder' donor dollars" so that "the original donor can?t be linked to the ultimate recipient." It said the Heinz Endowments had given $4,298,500 to Tides between 1995 and 2001. That turned out to be much less than the actual amount, and far from being "laundered," donations from Heinz are listed on the endowment's website as well as in publicly available form 990's.

One of the study's authors then wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review , accusing Heinz of teaming with Tides to engage in "secretive funneling of cash . . . to extreme left-wing activist groups." In fact, none of the Heinz money was actually earmarked for any of the organizations listed. Nevertheless, the two articles have been quoted widely on conservative newspaper editorial pages and on conservative websites, one of which is quoted in the bogus e-mail we cite here.

Worth noting is that the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is conservative Republican donor William Mellon Scaife, whose charities also gave $260,000 to Capital Research in 2002, according to a March 7 report in the rival Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Scaife attracted notice in the 1990's when he funded some of the journalistic investigations into Bill Clinton's affairs. It was the editorial page director for Scaife's Tribune-Review, Colin McNickle, whom Heinz Kerry told to "shove it" in a much-reported incident during the Democratic National Convention July 25.

Heinz Kerry and the Overseas Food Factories

Another e-mail that many of our subscribers have asked about claims -- falsely -- that Heinz Kerry and her husband "own" factories overseas and hypocritically are "making millions off all that cheap labor" while denouncing Bush for letting jobs go to other countries.

This one can also be proved false from publicly available records. In fact, Heinz Kerry has no role in running the food company.

As the H.J. Heinz Company reports in its most recent proxy statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Heinz Kerry is not on the company's board of directors, nor is she listed among the principal shareholders (those who control 5% or more of the outstanding shares). The charitable foundations she controls once held much more Heinz stock but sold off most of it nearly a decade ago to diversify their investments. The Heinz company said in a recent public statement that she currently controls less than 4% of the company's stock. The largest shareholder is actually a California investment company that owns roughly three times as much as the Heinz charitable foundations.

About all that is true in this e-mail is that the Heinz company has a number of factories overseas.

Its most recent annual report , also publicly available at the SEC's website, lists 32 factories owned in Europe (and three more leased), and 18 in Asia and the Pacific (plus four more leased). Heinz also reported selling just over $3 billion in products in Europe and more than $1 billion more in Asia and the Pacific -- accounting for roughly half the company's global sales.

The company issued a statement back in March, when this e-mail first began circulating, saying that 60% of its sales are outside the US (including those in Mexico and Canada as well as Europe and Asia) and that it locates plants in other countries "to accommodate those customers by providing facilities closer to those markets" and "to pack the freshest ingredients, tailor its recipes to local tastes and deliver the final products in a timely and efficient manner."

The company also distanced itself from the Kerry campaign and Heinz Kerry:

H.J. Heinz Co: In light of some misleading speculation, the H. J. Heinz Company would like to make clear that neither Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry, Senator John Kerry nor any member of their family is involved in the management or board of the H. J. Heinz Company. . . . They have no involvement in the Heinz® Ketchup business or any of the company?s other brands or products.

The Heinz company also said it is "nonpartisan." Worth noting, however, is that the company's Political Action Committee has given nearly all its donations to Republican candidates, including $5,000 to the Bush campaign and nothing to Kerry's as of the most recent reports available. That's additional evidence, as if any was needed, that the company isn't "owned" by Kerry's wife.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crazy; dangerous; factcheck; fruitloop; fundingtheleft; heinz; kerry; leftwing; radicals; teresa; teresaheinz; teresaheinzkerry; tides; tidesfoundation
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I apologize if this is a repost.

It seems to me that factcheck is saying that although funds were transferred to Tides from Teresa-controlled entities to Tides, that each dollar can be tagged and Teresa's money only went to "OK" causes. I find it dubious that the money can be tagged this accurately but suppose it is true.

Nevertheless, Teresa gave money to Tides and Tides funded leftie whack jobs. So Teresa is only one step removed from funding the whackos herself. Moreover if teresa gives money to Tides to fund some goodygoody cause that frees up Tides money to give to the loons.

I also object to the "guilt by association" tactics of the references to Scaife. Essentially they are saying that any allegations by Scaife-funded sources can be ignored. That is ad homimem argument and bad logic.

I'll leave it to someone else to deconstruct the ideas that Teresa is not really associated with Heinz now.

1 posted on 08/04/2004 11:47:22 AM PDT by hscott
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To: hscott

I would have bet anything this thread was about her often drunken appearance.


2 posted on 08/04/2004 11:49:50 AM PDT by Petronski (It's a man's life in the Cardiff Rooms, Libya)
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To: hscott

They use some good misdirection techniques by clintonian "parsing" of language.


3 posted on 08/04/2004 11:51:24 AM PDT by steplock ( www.spadata.com)
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To: hscott
Wait a minute! There was a whispering campaign to discredit Teresa Hienz Kerry, AND NOBODY INVITED ME?!?
4 posted on 08/04/2004 11:52:28 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (We live in a wonderful country where any child can grow up to be the next Ronald Reagan.)
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To: hscott

Snopes has gone out of its way to debunk the truth about the Left.

Has anyone checked out Factcjeck's ideology?


5 posted on 08/04/2004 11:53:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: hscott

Either way, this Lady is a Total Wack Job!


6 posted on 08/04/2004 11:53:29 AM PDT by PFMRightNow (Please provide help with DEMs and Social Security!)
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To: hscott

Release the tax returns. We'll decide.


7 posted on 08/04/2004 11:55:16 AM PDT by snooker
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To: hscott

Just looks like somebody is trying to run damage control to me. I wouldn't trust anything that comes out of the Kerry campaign.


8 posted on 08/04/2004 11:56:02 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: PFMRightNow

If she would just release her tax records, all of this would be settled once and for all.

Since she hasn't/won't, it is fair game to question her motives.


9 posted on 08/04/2004 11:56:08 AM PDT by Carling
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To: hscott

Money is fungible.

Charity Z has 1 million dollars in projects it wishes to fund.

Charity Z raises $500,000 so far, but keeps pounding the pavement for more money.

Mrs. Ketchup then gives $500,000 to Charity Z to fund only specific non-radical projects.

Thanks to Mrs. Ketchup, who kows about these radical projects, Charity Z now has fully funded its other radical projects!


12 posted on 08/04/2004 11:57:25 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Fides et Ratio)
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To: PFMRightNow
this Lady is a Total Wack Job!

SSSSSHHHHHH !
You're supposed to whisper it!

That's what this campaign is all about!

13 posted on 08/04/2004 11:58:05 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: snooker

Its really that simple.


14 posted on 08/04/2004 11:58:51 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Fides et Ratio)
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To: Carling
I'm w/ you how can FACTCHECK know if she did or didn't if they haven't seen TereZa's tax returns.
15 posted on 08/04/2004 11:59:09 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: hscott
It is my understanding that the Tides Foundation and the associated Tides Center were set up for the express purpose of serving as an untraceable cut-out between donors who wish to remain anonymous and causes they wish to clandestinely support.

If this is the case, then the fact that no evidence exists to show that THK's money went to any radical cause means that the mechanism is working precisely as designed.
16 posted on 08/04/2004 12:00:18 PM PDT by bondjamesbond (We live in a wonderful country where any child can grow up to be the next Ronald Reagan.)
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To: hscott

What she does with her foundation money is not going to necessarily discredit her - many foundations support causes that are reviled by conservatives. The damage to Gigolo John's campaign will be from her personality and her big mouth, which is there for all to see. Nobody likes a snooty rich B***H, and especially working-class Democrats.


17 posted on 08/04/2004 12:00:58 PM PDT by KAUAIBOUND (Hawaii - a Socialist paradise for left-wing cockroaches)
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To: Petronski

It may not be alcohol, but psychotrophic meds..


18 posted on 08/04/2004 12:02:35 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: hscott

"Heinz Kerry's foundation money was directed to projects such as "Sustainable Pittsburgh," which promotes "smart growth" strategies."

This is enough to d#mn her my eyes. This is Agenda21 from those misbegotten spawn in the UN.

I'm a conservationist, but what she and her Foundation back are looney redistributionist schemes. She and others of her ilk are not likely to use the "Sustainable" manner of life they wish to inflict on Joe Sixpack given her and the combined Kerry/Ter-A-ZA profligate use of land, energy, and materials.

I don't mind planning or measures to insure good use of resources. What I dispise is hypocrisy. Ter-A-ZA and the other billionaires supporting the Democrats are convinced that only they know what's good for the little people, and only they will have what the little people do not.

Oligarchs all.


19 posted on 08/04/2004 12:03:05 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Listen here President Bush..You'd better win and win big because if you don't we're toast.)
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To: Old Sarge
Has anyone checked out Factcjeck's ideology?

Much like Spinsanity they seem to be fair and without bias.

On their web site they have articles ripping the Kerry campaign for dubious claims about salary rates of new jobs & comments on off-shoring. They also have an article defending Bush over the Niger-Yellowcake comments.

To be fair, it wouldn't surprise me to see made-up "facts" being sent around in an e-mail, it happens all the time on both sides.

That being said, if even one of these e-mails causes someone to vote for Bush, it is worth it

20 posted on 08/04/2004 12:03:55 PM PDT by mastequilla
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To: KAUAIBOUND
The damage to Gigolo John's campaign will be from her personality and her big mouth, which is there for all to see.

And the fact that this Royal pair won't release tax returns or medical records. What are they hiding?

21 posted on 08/04/2004 12:04:44 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: hscott

This wouldn't be happening if Terry Kerry released her complete tax returns for the past decade, as every Presidential candidate and his spouse have done in the past.

Terry Kerry is a victim of her own arrogance on this one. It will not change til she changes.

Don't hold your breath.


22 posted on 08/04/2004 12:08:13 PM PDT by Badeye ("You haven't posted anything to even remotely cause me to reconsider this position.")
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To: hscott
Your analysis is correct, basically this "research" is a misdirection. The bottom line is HK's donation to Tides enabled Tides to fund extreme anti-American wackos.

And, I still buy W ketchup.

23 posted on 08/04/2004 12:08:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: hscott

One shouldn't presume this lady is a whack job because of rumors-it's much easier to base it on just listening to her!


24 posted on 08/04/2004 12:09:29 PM PDT by Spok
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To: hscott

not so fast....what is clear is that Tides gives money to CAIR and it isnt clear what they do with it. please see Daniel Pipes's comments
http://www.danielpipes.org/article/394

other info perpetuating the same "urban myths"

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7835

How Ford Funds the Left
By William Bacon
FrontPageMagazine.com | May 15, 2003

One of the most disturbing realities in American society today is that the Ford Foundation, which is supposed to represent the love of America and of American values, finances the far Left. Ford is especially financially generous, for instance, to radical entities such as the anti-War, neo-Com movement. It also provides substantial grants to the Tides Foundation and its sister non-profits: The Tides Center, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Groundspring.org, the Tsunami Fund, Tides Canada Foundation, and Highwater, Inc., a for-profit real estate firm that manages Tides’ properties including its home office in San Francisco’s Presidio.

The story of what Tides actually does with its wealth is one that is rarely told or heard of.

It is time to tell it.

Tides was founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike as "a convenient vehicle with squeaky clean books." While the former is undoubtedly true, the latter is, at best, questionable. The Foundation is a foundation in name, only. Legally, it is a public charity; allowed under IRS rules to solicit contributions and distribute them, which is exactly what the group does. It has distributed over $300 million dollars in grants to various groups for the full array of neo-Com activities: anti-globalism, anti-war, gun control, etc.

The Tides Center, although distinct from the Foundation by the letter of the law, itself takes in substantial amounts of money to "manage" various radical-left projects. Of course, each project managed by the Center is subject to a substantial fee -- usually 8 percent of all funds collected. Additionally, the Foundation, itself, may rake off another amount as a "Program Advisory fee" between 1 and 13 percent of the donation.
(snip)

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37244
http://www.anti-cair-net.org/press_009_04


25 posted on 08/04/2004 12:17:02 PM PDT by APRPEH (supremacist thought is liberal politics)
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According to Herrera, Tides Foundation gifts to the National Lawyers Guild total "approximately $30,000 over the last ten years,"

So to find out what the Tides Foundation is up to, you have to ask the Communications Director, who gives you an approximate figure for "gifts" (probably Clintonian parsing, covering $1.4 million in "grants"). Sounds like the Tides Foundation is shadowy and secretive. Why doesn't Tides Foundation publish an itemized accounting of their grants?

Maybe Tides Foundation serves as a convenient money laundering scheme whereby rich looney leftists can donate to radical and subversive organizations, while posing as donators to harmless charities.

26 posted on 08/04/2004 12:17:02 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: hscott

As a 527, no money that is donated by Teresa to Tides can be "tagged".


27 posted on 08/04/2004 12:21:36 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Spok
Hey, we're not asking a lot. If we have to go through the torture of listening to her hysterical propaganda and self-promotion then she should have to pay the price. Release the tax records.
28 posted on 08/04/2004 12:23:04 PM PDT by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: Plutarch

The truth must hurt,right Tess.


29 posted on 08/04/2004 12:24:04 PM PDT by jocko12
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To: Plutarch
Maybe Tides Foundation serves as a convenient money laundering scheme

"Tides" == money laundering! I'll bet Kerry's money requires extra bleach. :)

30 posted on 08/04/2004 12:26:19 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: hscott

Pssssssst.

Teresa Heinz-Kerry is a #$%@&&^%!)#, and furthermore, she @*&$%#^(*))@_!++!!.


31 posted on 08/04/2004 12:27:59 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: APRPEH

before anyone asks:
http://www.danielpipes.org/cair.php
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=11881
http://www.tzemach.org/fyi/docs/winston/june18-01.htm


32 posted on 08/04/2004 12:30:21 PM PDT by APRPEH (supremacist thought is liberal politics)
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To: hscott
I would imagine this FactCheck has a considerable piece on Fahrenheit 911 then. Although, as most of us know it takes a heck of a lot more than one website or org to keep up with that trash.
33 posted on 08/04/2004 12:32:39 PM PDT by BallyBill (I question the timing of this tagline release!)
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To: PFMRightNow
Either way, this Lady is a Total Wack Job!

And one of the nastiest people I have ever met. I have seen her be very rude to people she deemed to be not important. Rude and hurtful.

34 posted on 08/04/2004 12:34:19 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Notwithstanding
Money is fungible.

Charity Z has 1 million dollars in projects it wishes to fund.

Charity Z raises $500,000 so far, but keeps pounding the pavement for more money.

Mrs. Ketchup then gives $500,000 to Charity Z to fund only specific non-radical projects.

Thanks to Mrs. Ketchup, who kows about these radical projects, Charity Z now has fully funded its other radical projects!

I'll give a more concrete example to your illustration. I wouldn't give to The United Way even if I could direct my donation to a specific program. The reason? The United Way helps fund planned parenthood. Every dollar I give the United Way is another dollar they can divert to pph or some other left org I would not want to fund.
35 posted on 08/04/2004 12:35:08 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: hscott
Worth noting is that the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is conservative Republican donor William Mellon Scaife,

He’s a Republican donor! That proves he can’t be telling the truth! </ sarcasm >
H.J. Heinz Co: In light of some misleading speculation, the H. J. Heinz Company would like to make clear that neither Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry, Senator John Kerry nor any member of their family is involved in the management or board of the H. J. Heinz Company. . . . They have no involvement in the Heinz® Ketchup business or any of the company’s other brands or products.
The Heinz company also said it is "nonpartisan." Worth noting, however, is that the company's Political Action Committee has given nearly all its donations to Republican candidates, including $5,000 to the Bush campaign and nothing to Kerry's as of the most recent reports available. That's additional evidence, as if any was needed, that the company isn't "owned" by Kerry's wife.

Smart move on the part of H. J. Heinz.
36 posted on 08/04/2004 12:37:16 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: tang-soo

Amen - exactly how I have felt since I first was asked to donate to the "combined federal campaign" (CFC) in 1986 as a cadet. (The CFC is just like the United Way but is for Federal employees).

I looked at the pamphlet and saw evil organizations listed and knew I could have no part in funding it!


37 posted on 08/04/2004 12:42:50 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Fides et Ratio)
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To: snooker

Exactly, where are the tax returns.


38 posted on 08/04/2004 12:45:01 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: hscott

The bottom line is that money is fungible.

Heinz gives to Tides.

Tides gives to looney lefties.

Once TeRAYza cash is stirred into the pot, who knows where it goes?


39 posted on 08/04/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: BallyBill
"Although, as most of us know it takes a heck of a lot more than one website or org to keep up with that trash."

The federal govrnment can't even keep up with that trash.

40 posted on 08/04/2004 12:57:58 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: sweetliberty
Just looks like somebody is trying to run damage control to me.

Follow the money...looks like the boycott campaign against Heinz is working.

41 posted on 08/04/2004 1:05:14 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: hscott
Heinz Kerry's foundation money was directed to projects such as "Sustainable Pittsburgh," which promotes "smart growth" strategies.

Supporting "Smart Growth" (i.e. denying landowners fair use of their property) is just as bad as supporting the Islamofacists through the Tides Foundation. I'd like to see her and her family squeezed into a tiny urban apartment and forced to use mass transit. Typical limousine liberal nonsense - we're too good for how we want "little" people to live.

42 posted on 08/04/2004 1:16:22 PM PDT by doc30
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To: hscott

Falsely accuse teresa hinze-kerry of being a decent human being?

That is the only thing she can be falsely accused of.


43 posted on 08/04/2004 1:20:40 PM PDT by sport
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To: All

Well here is the Tides Foundation's latest 990 form;

http://www.tidesfoundation.org/documents/Form990_2003_TF.pdf

Look through it they gave money to the National Lawyer's Guild, an old communist front group still plugging along.

Other then that it is the normal range of Leftist causes, but I leave it to others to find if they are laundering dollars to terrorists, which is hardly unlikely.


44 posted on 08/04/2004 1:35:43 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, his son murdered 2,000 people in the Abu Gharib prison in *one* day.)
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To: swilhelm73

Looking through some other years, they *have* given money to terrorists directly.

Most notably in 2000 to Friends of the Earth - an enviroterrorist group.


45 posted on 08/04/2004 1:38:36 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, his son murdered 2,000 people in the Abu Gharib prison in *one* day.)
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To: hscott

Plus .. early on the Heinz Foundation stipulated THEY WERE NOT INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN. That was a lie! There were staffers with Heinz Foundation who were proven to be working for the Kerry campaign.

I don't believe anything these people say!

Tides Foundation funds a group called Rukus! These are the sweet darlings who trashed Seattle's downtown during the WTO meetings.


46 posted on 08/04/2004 2:36:22 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: America is the Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth)
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To: hscott
Comrade Heinz Kerry

Teresa on the Stump, Teresa Heinz Kerry, from Mozambique, PRO-ABORTION Catholic, UN Employee, etc.

Teresa Heinz Kerry, Drummond Pike and the Communist TIDES FOUNDATION

 

47 posted on 08/04/2004 6:19:57 PM PDT by Coleus (Brooke Shields killed her children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
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To: hscott
The Tides Foundation also says that no Heinz funds have gone to any of the groups named in the e-mail.

Does this asshole think that we are not aware that money is fungible?

48 posted on 08/04/2004 6:21:21 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Coleus; All

Here is the real info on Mr. Heinz' wife:

Following is a brief background on Mrs. John Kerry. She hates being called
that, by the way:

Maria Teresa Thiersten Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry. Married Senator Kerry
in
1995. She only took his name eighteen months ago and she is an
"interesting"
paradox of conflicts.

If you thought John Kerry was scary, he doesn't hold a candle to his wife!
Maria Teresa Thiersten Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry was born in Mozambique,
the daughter of a Portuguese physician, was educated in Switzerland and
South Africa. Fluent in five languages, she was working as a United Nations
interpreter in Geneva in the mid-60's when she met a "handsome" young
American, H. John Heinz, III, who worked at a bank in Geneva. He told her
his family was "in the food business."

They were married in 1966 and returned to Pittsburgh where his family ran
the giant H. J. Heinz food company. He was elected to the US House of
Representatives in 1971, and in 1976 he was elected to the first of three
terms in the United States Senate. A Republican, he wrote a burning
diatribe
against some of the causes backed by young House member John Kerry.)

Several years later, in 1991, he was killed when his plane collided with a
Sun Oil Company helicopter over a Philadelphia suburb. The senator, his
pilot and copilot, and both of Sun's helicopter pilots were killed. He was
survived by his wife, Teresa, and their three young sons.

Four years later, having inherited Heinz's $500 million fortune, she
married
Senator John Forbes Kerry, the liberal then-junior senator from
Massachusetts. She became a registered Democrat and the process of her
radicalization was set in motion.

Heinz Kerry is not shy about telling people that she required Kerry to sign
a prenuptial agreement before they were married. John Kerry may not have
check writing privileges on the Heinz catsup and pickle fortune, but he is
certainly a willing and uncomplaining beneficiary of it.

A lot of hard-earned money, made through many years of hawking catsup,
mustard, and pickles has fallen into the hands of two people who despise
successful entrepreneurship and who believe in the confiscatory
redistribution of wealth.

So how does Mrs. Heinz Kerry spend John Heinz's money?

Just one example:

According to the G2 Bulletin, an online intelligence newsletter of
WorldNetDaily, in the years between 1995-2001 she gave more than $4 million
to an organization called the Tides Foundation. And what does the Tides
Foundation do with John Heinz's money?

They support numerous antiwar groups, including Ramsey Clark's
International
Action Center. Clark has offered to defend Saddam Hussein when he's tried.

They support the Democratic Justice Fund, a joint venture of the Tides
Foundation and billionaire hate-monger George Soros. The Democratic Justice
Fund seeks to ease restrictions on Muslim immigration from "terrorist"
states.

They support the Council for American-Islamic Relations, whose leaders are
known to have close ties to the terrorist group, Hamas.

They support the National Lawyers Guild, organized as a communist front
during the Cold War era. One of their attorneys, Lynne Stewart, has been
arrested for helping a client, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with
terror cells in Egypt. He is the convicted mastermind
of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

They support the "Barrio Warriors," a radical Hispanic group whose primary
goal is to return all of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to
Mexico.

These are but a few of the radical groups that benefit, through the
anonymity provided by the Tides Foundation, from the generosity of our
would-be first lady, the wealthy widow of Republican senator John Heinz,
and
now the wife of the Democratic senator who aspires to be the 44th
President of the United States.

Aiding and supporting our enemies is not good for America, regardless of
your political views.

If voters will open their eyes, educate themselves and see the real
Teresa Heinz Kerry, they will not appreciate her position as ultra rich
fairy godmother of the radical left. They will not want to imagine her
laying her head on a pillow each night inches away from the President of
the United States.

Hopefully they love this country enough to decide that the only way these
two will ever be allowed into the White House is with an engraved
invitation in hand.

Instead of deleting this, pass it on. Let everyone know these people may be
unfit to represent this great nation. The uninformed will never hear the
truth from the press, who want Kerry elected!

Those who buy the Kerry facade, beware of what you vote for - - - you
may regret what you get!


49 posted on 08/04/2004 6:23:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (I want to die in my sleep like Gramps -- not yelling and screaming like those in his car)
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To: hscott
King: Neither she nor her foundations has ever funded any of the extremist organizations or unpatriotic causes listed in the email you forwarded. Period."

But the interpretation of "extremist organizations or unpatriotic causes" is in the eye of the beholder. Heinz and Kerry think "extremist and unpatriotic" describes CONSERVATIVE organizations, which, as King states, they would EVER fund.

As George Costanza once wisely said, "It isn't a lie if you believe it!"

50 posted on 08/04/2004 6:49:34 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (The (Swiftboat Veterans and Vietnam Veterans for) Truth will set you free!!)
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