Skip to comments.George Soros, Maurice Strong and company redefine the Middleclass (Must read)
Posted on 09/27/2008 8:41:02 AM PDT by maggiefEdited on 09/06/2010 10:19:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
George Soros, Al Gore, Warren Buffet, Maurice StrongThe Democrat-loving mainstream media is missing the boat on Warren Buffet’s take of America’s economic meltdown as …”a sort of economic Pearl Harbor we’re going through.”
That being the case, then surely the first question should be: “Who is attacking the U.S.?”
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
Here is an interesting video showing the connection behind Soros and Youtube
YouTube, Censorship, and Barack Obama: What’s the Connection?
I stopped reading when the article quoted Wikipedia.
Is ANYONE surprised?
When one has more money than one can ever spend (and the poor of the world don’t interest you), what comes next?
What comes next is the seeking of power.
Chicago Climate Exchange is North America’s only, and the world’s first, legally binding multisectoral, rule-based and integrated greenhouse gas emission registry, reduction and trading system
Now, with Global Warming and the financial markets being the hot topics, ironically, I've seen nothing on Maurice Strong. He would be a main man behind the curtain too.
However he has made alot of money on the inheritance tax on wealth in this country.
He bought companies that founders families had to sell to pay death taxes.
Now he has shown his hand by investing 5 billion in Goldman with a chance to buy more at a steal of a price. It would be worthless unless they get US guarantees
looking to steal assets from AIG. What a month for him and the Goverment.
>>>Chicago Climate Exchange
Some more tidbits:
Maurice Strong is involved with Chicagos Climate Exchange. Al Gore is chairman of a private equity firm called Generation Investment Management. That firm invests money from institutions and wealthy investors in companies that are going green. Generation Investment Management purchases carbon dioxide offsets. The co-founder of Generation Investment Management is former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson, who is currently the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Goldman Sachs bought 10% of Chicagos Climate Exchange shares for $23 million. Chicagos Climate Exchange owns half of the European Climate Exchange, Europes largest carbon trading company.
Maurice Strong: Chicago Climate Exchanges board member. Canadian Maurice Strong has made a career and a fortune out of financial rip-offs. Strong served on the board of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (World Conservation Union) and was an advisor to the UNs Kofi Annan. Among many other things, he was the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program in the 1970s and Secretary General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit.
Goldman Sachs: The largest shareholder of the Chicago Climate Exchange and the second largest shareholder of the InterContinental Exchange. In fact, Goldman Sachs put Al Gore into the carbon offset hedge fund business in 2003 when David Blood, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs Assets Management, along with two other former Goldman Sachs officers, helped Gore establish his firm, General Investment Management, which focuses on Sustainable Investing by peddling carbon offsets.
Jon Corzine: He is now the Governor of NJ. He retired from Goldman Sachs in 1999 after taking the firm public and receiving at least $320 million worth of its stock. He ran for the Senate in New Jersey in 2000, spending more than $60 million of his fortune to win the seat. The bubble of high-priced technology stocks began to burst in March 2000. In August 2000, the SEC issued a warning against aftermarket sales, also known as laddering. Ive never even heard the term laddering before, Corzine said.
However, Nicholas Maier of Cramer & Co. said it happened on Corzines watch. For Corzine not to know of a common practice being utilized to generate and manipulate stock prices would be surprising, Mr. Maier said. He was obviously there during this time. I definitively saw his company engaged in illegal activity. They (the SEC) expressed to me that laddering is a trickier thing [to prove], Maier said. I will say it. They did it. They laddered. Whether the SEC can construct a case is a different story.
Al Gore: Owns a carbon trading business, Generation Investment Management. They were banked with the Lehman Bros. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist.
Merrill Lynch: Deeply involved in the Carbon trading business. They are a founding member and primary sponsor of the U.K.-based Carbon Disclosure Project. Merrill Lynch is headed by John A Thain who is a Goldman Sachs alumni.
Lehman Brothers: Created a propaganda piece last year about climate change to make their investors keep getting high profits from the Kyoto carbon trade scheme and the support of huge public subventions. All that, of course, with the applause of the usual choir of politicians, the entire media and the Greens.
A year ago they couldnt predict their bankruptcy but were predicting the climate 100 years ahead. Thousands of green militants have been using the Lehman report as a proof of global warming and impending chaos. The report is the basis for policies on climate change in Spain, Argentina and several other countries playing the progress game.
Chicago Climate Exchange: The Exchange owes it existence in part to the Joyce Foundation, the Chicago-based liberal foundation philanthropy that provided $347,000 in grant support in 2000 for a preliminary study to test the viability of a market in carbon credits. On the CCX board of directors is the ubiquitous Maurice Strong, a Canadian industrialist and diplomat who since the 1970s has helped create an international policy agenda for the environmentalist movement.
****Joyce Foundation: Provided grant support to test the market in carbon credits. Barack Hussein Obama sat on their Board for 8 years.**** (Oops, Obama, is that you?)
If the GOP ever gets back in power they need to get rid of the RINO types like Bush - he has been a disgrace. They need to hold trials and convict the dems and RINOs who are behind this. The GOOGLE CEO needs to be arrested along with George Soros and all of the member of the black caucus for the lies, hate and back room dealings that have gone on for all to long.
George Soros invested $811 million (in the single purchase that we know of) in drilling for Brasilian Oil.
While paying big bucks to Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and an army of democrat party monsters to sabotague US Oil and other energy production!
Thank you. That did help.
Is there a connection b/w Goldman Sachs and the $700 billion BAILOUT???? (Vanity)
Sink the you know whats.
Wow. Scary video.
ping for later
Not only does he buy-up what death taxes force heirs to sell, he has an “insurance” product to help estates pay the taxes when the founder dies.
Buffet is against ending the death taxes because they are so beneficial to him.
This article dating back to 1997 is just one of many that have been published about Strong and his environmental cabal; MAURICE STRONG
Eleven years ago this article contained everything required to understand the global power grab by Strong, Soros, Gore, the UN and its infernal NGOs, etc. Here's a sample:
"It is instructive to read Strong's 1972 Stockholm speech and compare it with the issues of Earth Summit 1992. Strong warned urgently about global warming, the devastation of forests, the loss of biodiversity, polluted oceans, the population time bomb. Then as now, he invited to the conference the brand-new environmental NGOs [non-governmental organizations]: he gave them money to come; they were invited to raise hell at home. After Stockholm, environment issues became part of the administrative framework in Canada, the U.S., Britain, and Europe.
"In the meantime, Strong continued the international networking on which his influence rests. He became a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission). He found time to serve as president of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, on the executive committee of the Society for International Development, and as an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund. Above all, he served on the Commission on Global Governance --which, as we shall see, plays a crucial part in the international power grab."
Thank you...Doesn’t that frost you?
We have 535 mostly crooked congresscrooks (and one idiot socialist leaning...and I am being polite...president) who are there to look after their own money interests. It has nothing to do with we the people.
All these things can be nipped in the bud. No excuse other than the congresscrooks are on the take too and don’t want it nipped in the bud.
Congress is their very own get-rich-club.
Have you noticed that a lot of them live fancier lives at our expense than some European royalty? Free plane tickets, limos, bodyguards for fear that we the people may blow their heads off and not someone else...and many, many other very expensive perks?
If I sound angry, I am.
I am in the middle of reading your article MAURICE STRONG.
This is frightening.
And George father and no doubt George son are mixed up in this. This explains their left leanings although they tried to pass themselves off as conservatives.
And there is reason to believe socialists in congress are mixed up with this dangerous person.
For me, this answers a lot of questions to included the Bushes.
Right now I am on page 6 (my computer froze up) and will continue and send it on to other folks.
Thank you (I think) Very depressing.
I had a great thread that I used as a bump list with all the Earth Charter founders, members, foundations, who signed the charters, the activism to get around federal laws by going to the mayors for local regulation institution...but it is gone. One of the Moderators here pulled it and put for the explanation that it was claptrap.
The odd thing is, it was pulled from the Way Back When/archives.org site too. That I found interesting.
The Earth Charter
In the late 1990’s, a document called the “Earth Charter” was drafted by a group of prominent Humanist-Socialists including:
Philosophy professor. Nephew of billionaire globalist David Rockefeller. Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Scholar on the works of Humanist patriarch John Dewey.
Canadian billionaire and energy industry executive. Long-time U.N. officer and “assistant” U.N. Secretary-General. Organizer of the U.N. Rio Earth Summit and promoter of subsequent “environmental” programs for global management.
Former premier of the Soviet Union and chairman of the Russian Communist Party. Head of the Gorbachev Foundation and the “environmental” group Green Cross International.
In place of the simple elegance of the rules for self-government and social stability expressed above, the Earth Charter calls for the imposition of a global tyranny over every aspect of human activity which becomes evident once you strip away the rhetorical devices and eco-socialist jargon.
We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace... An unprecedented rise in human population has overburdened ecological and social systems... Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living. We must realize that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more. We affirm the following interdependent principles for a sustainable way of life as a common standard by which the conduct of all individuals, organizations, businesses, governments, and transnational institutions is to be guided and assessed...
In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development.
These assertions are self-evident conclusions in the minds of the authors, not subject to question or debate. The program calls for all individuals to be “guided and assessed” by an unspecifed group of managers and to accept a subsistence level existence, regardless of their individual aspirations. The hypocrisy of these billionaire globalists preaching about the virtues of universal poverty is mind boggling!
In almost every statement in this manifesto, there is at least one vague term that lacks specific definition. What is “sustainable” and what isn’t? What is “economic justice”? These so-called principles are so loosely defined that no one in their right mind would support them, except for those who intend to use them as a cover to justify a dictatorship. Let’s examine some of the specific proposals.
3.a. Ensure that communities at all levels guarantee human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide everyone an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
3.b. Promote social and economic justice, enabling all to achieve a secure and meaningful livelihood that is ecologically responsible.
The problem with vague catch phrases like “fundamental freedoms” and “social and economic justice” is that they sound good but have no meaning until they are defined. Perhaps it is assumed that the global citizens are either so conditioned or so ignorant that definitions are no longer required.
The “fundamental freedoms” in this system do not (and cannot) include liberty, property or privacy; they conflict with the requirements for implementing “economic and social justice”. The only individual freedom in this system is an Orwellian “freedom to conform”.
5.a. Adopt at all levels sustainable development plans and regulations
5.b. Establish and safeguard viable nature and biosphere reserves
5.c. Promote the recovery of endangered species and ecosystems.
5.d. Control and eradicate non-native organisms harmful to native species and the environment.
5.e. Manage the use of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, and marine life.
5.f. Manage the extraction and use of non-renewable resources such as minerals and fossil fuels.
6.a. Take action to avoid the possibility of serious or irreversible environmental harm even when scientific knowledge is incomplete or inconclusive.
More vagueness. Who decides what is sustainable, viable, and/or endangered? Who is going to manage all the world’s resources? What would prevent humans from being classified as “organisms harmful to the environment” which need to be eradicated? Who decides when there is a possibility of “harm”, especially in the absence of scientific evidence?
7.c. Promote the development, adoption, and equitable transfer of environmentally sound technologies.
7.d. Internalize the full environmental and social costs of goods and services in the selling price
7.e. Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction.
7.f. Adopt lifestyles that emphasize the quality of life and material sufficiency in a finite world.
What is an “equitable transfer”? Will social costs include the bloated and corrupt world government bureaucracy? Who will decide what is “responsible reproduction”? Is forced abortion an acceptable policy? How about genetic screening to eliminate undesirables? Who will decide what constitutes “material sufficiency” for you, comrade?
9.a. Guarantee the right to potable water, clean air, food security, uncontaminated soil, shelter, and safe sanitation, allocating the national and international resources required.
9.b. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
How will “food security” be guaranteed? Which resources will be allocated and who will be forced to provide them? What is a “sustainable livelihood”? Who controls access to the “social security” gravy train?
10.a. Promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations.
10.b. Enhance the intellectual, financial, technical, and social resources of developing nations, and relieve them of onerous international debt.
10.d. Require multinational corporations and international financial organizations to act transparently in the public good, and hold them accountable for the consequences of their activities.
What is an “equitable distribution” and who will manage it? Is it “economic justice” to force one group to pay the debts of another? Which minority group gets to define the “public good”?
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
12.a. Eliminate discrimination in all its forms, such as that based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, language, and national, ethnic or social origin.
There can be no “social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being” without discrimination. Is every conceivable “sexual orientation” or perverse lifestyle acceptable? What about religions that advocate the extermination of all non-believers? Why should any “minority” be treated as a special case? Isn’t that a form of discrimination?
13.c. Protect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, association, and dissent.
13.e. Eliminate corruption in all public and private institutions.
13.f. Strengthen local communities, and assign environmental responsibilities to the levels of government where they can be carried out most effectively.
Does “freedom of opinion and dissent” include the right to actively oppose the collectivist dictatorship? Does “freedom of association” include the freedom to discriminate in one’s choice of associates? How will corruption be removed from the global government bureaucracy? How is the local community strengthened by top-down “assignments”?
14.c. Enhance the role of the mass media in raising awareness of ecological and social challenges. 14.d. Recognize the importance of moral and spiritual education for sustainable living.
Which “social challenges” and pet projects will be advertised? What “spiritual education” is required for “sustainable living”? Will forced re-education camps be required for those with differing belief systems?
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration. 15.c. Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species.
If all living beings deserve respect, then what is a “targeted” species? Who decides? Are humans exempt from that classification?
16.c. Demilitarize national security systems to the level of a non-provocative defense posture, and convert military resources to peaceful purposes
Who will enforce the “peace” and how? What defense will we have when the global security system becomes even more corrupt and oppresive than it already is? Ask the victims of any U.N. “peacekeeping” mission.
The Ark of Hope
The Earth Charter was inscribed on papyrus paper and enshrined in a wooden box called the “Ark of Hope” which was decorated with neo-pagan, politically correct artwork and paraded around the world by a troupe of believers. According to the official description, the carrying poles for the Ark are “unicorn horns” which ward off evil spirits. (I’m not making this up, see for yourself.)
In 2001, it was carried from Vermont to the “Interfaith Center” in New York City shortly after the World Trade Center incident. In 2002, on the the 10th anniversary of the U.N. Rio Earth Summit, it was taken to South Africa for the U.N. Johannesburg Conference on Sustainable Development, where it was presented to the delegates for adoption.
“All we need is the right emergency and we will realize the New World Order.” - David Rockefeller
The Earth Charter Initiative was launched in 1994 by Maurice Strong, his newly formed Earth Council and Mikhail Gorbachev, acting in his capacity as president of Green Cross International. In 1997, the Earth Council and Green Cross International formed an Earth Charter Commission to give oversight to the process.
Indian Mystic, and outspoken advocate of the United Nations' "spiritual mission."
Kamla Chowdhry, India
Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia
Mercedes Sosa, Argentina
Maurice Strong, Canada
Amadou Toumani Toure, Mali
A.T. Anyaratne, Sri Lanka
Princess Basma Bint Talai, Jordan
Leonardo Boff, Brazil
Pierre Calame, France
Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Canada
Wakako Hironaka, Japan
John Hoyt, U.S.A.
Ruud Lubbers, The Netherlands
Wangari Maathai, Kenya
Elizabeth May, Canada
Federico Mayor, Spain
Shridath Ramphal, Guyana
Henriette Rasmussen, Greenland
Steven Rockefeller, U.S.
Mohamed Sahoun, Algeria
Awraham Soetendorp, The Netherlands
Pauline Tangiora, New Zealand
Erna Witoelar, Indonesia
Doesn’t your old post on the UN sound like Obama’s bill?
The UN’s $7 Trillion Socialist Scam
The United Nations says it can end poverty, stop global warming, and end the threat of contagious disease while also unlocking $7 trillion of hidden wealth from developing nations in the process. If this sounds too good to be true, thats because it is.
In a new book launched with great fanfare at last months World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) claims to offer innovative financial mechanisms that could dramatically reduce the cost of managing global risks can now be implemented by governments across the world. The New Public Finance, according to the UNDP, emphasizes five policy approaches, which it describes as follows:
* Enhanced risk management to reduce the cost of response to international crises;
* Increased public-private partnership to leverage private finance;
* An emphasis on incentive-based international cooperation;
* The development of new products for trading on international markets, similar to those for carbon emissions; and
* The promotion of a more productive use of public revenue, focusing on social returns on investment, locally or globally, rather than expenditures.
If you think that such rhetoric means that this influential UN agency is now embracing market-based, capitalist solutions to difficult global socio-economic problems, think again. The UNDP has a long record of advocating precisely the opposite approach, one that focuses on redistributing the worlds wealth in the interests of social justice. Although packaged more attractively by using free market, incentive-oriented terminology, its latest plan is no different in substance than all the ones that the United Nations has generated for many years.
Indeed, the overview section of The New Public Finance says it all: The equity or distribution branch of public finance, seen to support society in realizing its goals of fairness and justice, may sometimes have to achieve its objectives through income redistribution and transfer payments. (Emphasis added.)
There is nothing new about this kind of public finance policy at all. It is as old as the socialist wealth redistribution dogma that underlies it.
Countries like the United States must give up control of their own economic policies in favor of global solutions because, as The New Public Finance puts it, many global issues today are not natural global public goods but globalized (formerly essentially national) public good. The independent, sovereign nation-state, reflecting the choices on desired state action by national constituents, is a relic of the past. Emerging in its place, the UNDP tells us, is something called the intermediate state a hybrid globally interconnected entity reflecting the choices on desired state action by international constituents.
Obama’s bill S2433 would require the U.S. to initially direct .7 percent of our GNP into the United Nations coffers for distribution as they see fit, for “food” to third world nations. Under earlier agreements this would evolve into a national tax on the U.S. with the UN attempting to levy this on all first world nations.
The U.N. would have the power to increase this rate of taxation.
The U.S. would be required to surrender some of its sovereignty over foreign aid by putting it under UN control. The bill would force the U.S. to sign onto the U.N.’s Millennium Declaration, which would commit us not only to “banning small arms and light weapons” but also to adhere to the International Criminal Court Treaty and the Kyoto Protocol.
Thanks. I’d been wondering if that slimey bastard Soros had his evil hands all over this.
the ultra rich are protected,always have been....
concentration of wealth into fewer and fewer hands....
and it just freaks me out thinking how Buffet was able to pull this off....
Lord, take care of us please....
Buffet is devious and I am tired of people singing his graces....
I remember that thread. Yes, the disappearance of your “claptrap” is very interesting. Lots of powerful forces at work, even here.
Maybe this all answers questions I have been having as to why this crisis was not papered over until after the election as is usually the case with important issues...maybe the election is serving as a diversion/cover for what is really happening. Scaring myself.
I was wondering where the link was between Soros and the FM/FM scandal. I knew it was there, just not certain where it was.
Ping to #10 and several other posts of interest.
At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong
Thursday, February 08, 2007
By Claudia Rosett and George Russell
Ping for later read
Later read. Thanks.
bump for later
Thank you for the link, interesting read.
soros bump for later...........
To my way of thinking, CCX should be nationalized into the TCX (Taxpayer’s Climate Exchange) and mandated that all companies doing business with or within the US purchase carbon credits from TCX only. All profits going to pay off the deficit and reduce taxes.
Pretty much the whole global government, all in one place. With pretty much the whole evil plan out in the open.
we weren’t wearing those tinfoil chapeaus for nothing, were we?
How can it be a conspiracy if it’s all out in the open and all that?
they’ve dropped the veil.
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