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Posted on 09/06/2010 8:28:35 PM PDT by Pinkbell
George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organizations work globally.
It is the largest gift he has made, the largest gift by far that Human Rights Watch has ever received, and only the second gift of $100 million or more made by an individual this year, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Were seeing noticeably fewer charitable gifts at the $100 million level from individuals reported than we did just a few years ago, said Patrick Rooney, the centers executive director. Between 2006 and 2008, an average of about 13 gifts a year of that size by individuals was reported. In 2009, it dropped to six, and this year, we know of only one other.
So far this year, Mr. Soros has donated about $700 million to various causes, including the gift to Human Rights Watch. His hedge fund, Quantum Endowment, grew 29 percent in 2009, earning him $3.3 billion in fees and investment gains.
Human Rights Watch will use the gift to add about 120 staff members to its team of 300 around the world, expand translation of its reports and open new offices. The intent, said Kenneth Roth, the advocacy groups executive director, is to increase its influence in emerging power centers. The group, which is based in New York, investigates and draws attention to human rights abuses around the world.
Mr. Soros put it differently. Im afraid the United States has lost the moral high ground under the Bush administration, but the principles that Human Rights Watch promotes have not lost their universal applicability,... So to be more effective, I think the organization has to be seen as more international, less an American organization.
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If the article is a little choppy, it’s because I had to remove a couple words and excerpt certain parts to fit what I thought were the key parts of the article due to FR posting guidelines.
soros underwrites Agenda 21.
Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!
NOTHING Soros does should EVER be confused with philanthropy. He is evil and manipulative, bent on accumulating power for himself.
soros is extremely greedy and selfish. He will trash gold, while secretly buying it up. He will say and do anything, to advance his own wealth. Advancing socialism is one of the ways of achieving it, because he’s immune to the damage it causes
Im afraid the United States has lost the moral high ground under the Bush administration, but the principles that Human Rights Watch promotes have not lost their universal applicability,... So to be more effective, I think the organization has to be seen as more international, less an American organization.
Translation. Under the Bush admin human rights were violated and their were consequences. Under the new Human Rights Watch the organization will now turn it’s back on American rights being violated, not important to it’s new agenda.
I am starting to wonder if his money does anything but feather the nests of radical leftists. All the groups he funds are not listened to. In fact most are ridiculed and do not get anything accomplished. Just look at the road map to ruin they handed the Dims.
Soros is not “giving” a gift - he is buying influence.
The guy didn’t become a billionaire by giving money away.
Soros is a truly evil man and “Human ‘Rights’ Watch” is totally anti- U.S. Read up - you need to know about this group. This is a major story if this group has just been empowered to this extent. This shows just how ugly the left is going to fight between now and November. This is Soros declaring war on the Conservative uprising and is in no way coincidental to his also having unleashed teapartytracker.org this week by tossing money at the NAACP to front for him.
Yes, Gyorgy Schwartz and his ilk are very concerned about human rights. That is if you’re among the 500 million or so they plan to keep around.
Oooooh, big spender.
(obviously, this is clear evidence that charities need to organize and form a union, and use the power of collective bargaining to rob these industrial barrons of their dog and pony shows until they actually start contributing to levels that at least match the waste in the public sector. No billion, no peace, no billion, no peace!)
Soros is on the Board of Directors.
And look who’s Vice-Chair of the Children’s Rights group of Human Rights Watch...Bernadine Dohrn (Mrs. Bill Ayers)!
Unbelievable. A total circle j.
How old is he?
Thats rich coming from a ass*** who is still wanted by some folks as a Nazi collaborator