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  • The Foundations behind the Left

    01/19/2016 8:40:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | Jan 19 2016 | Jon Henke
    Over a decade ago, the New York Post's Ryan Sager published a blockbuster story, showing that "campaign finance reform has been an immense scam a cadre of left-wing foundations and disguised as a "mass movement." Based on the astonishing testimony of Sean Treglia, who ran the campaign finance reform effort for Pew Trusts, Sager reported that...(continued at link)
  • Is there any limit to Hill's naked power grab?

    09/07/2015 1:19:08 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    9/7/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     The French 5th Estate, the press, couldn't understand what all the Watergate fuss was about. "Mais bien sűr, but of course, when a political leader gets into power, the first point of order is to reward one's friends and punish one's enemies, this is as it has always been". They were completely mystified by American political puritanism. Of course, the French political press had no idea that political payoffs were involved, and this might have made quite a difference. Howard Hughes is alleged to have paid Nixon $100,000, but this fact was unknown at the time. The great innovation of the present...
  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    02/16/2015 8:50:06 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/13/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty. The Arcus Foundation and the Ford Foundation have spent over $3 million in combined spending against religious liberty exemptions since 2013, according to a CNA review of tax forms and grant listings. John Lomperis of the Institute for Religion and Democracy – a D.C.-based ecumenical Christian think tank...
  • The Chain of Environmental Command

    08/14/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    New iAgenda 21 ^ | August 14, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title: "The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA" - shortened due to length. Not since the Dodd Report to the Reece Committee on Foundations in 1954, has a report identified the destructive nature of tax exempt foundations and their goal: socialism. This title, is a Minority Staff Report by the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – The evidence provided in this report highlights the lengths the far-left environmental movement goes to hide sources of funding and to disguise their actions – bought and...
  • First shots fired on military compensation

    12/22/2013 8:13:46 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 Dec 13 | Jeremy Herb
    The battle over military retirement benefits in the budget deal was the first skirmish in a larger compensation war, and next year's outcome could determine the fate of long-protected military compensation programs. Budget experts and veterans groups say the retirement benefits fight will serve as a test case to see what appetite there is on Capitol Hill to actually cut military compensation costs — and how much blowback will come from those efforts. “There’s no doubt that this is a little bit of a weather vane, a litmus test as to what the veterans and military communities’ tolerance is going...
  • Social Engineering by Private Sector Liberals

    08/19/2013 8:17:56 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies ^ | 8/19/2013 | Scott Walter
    If social science, as employed by America’s largest foundations over the last century, were so wonderfully productive of human flourishing, why don’t Kramer and Brest toss out numerous instances of its successes with such non-bacterial human problems as unwed motherhood, the declining work force participation of men, or “income inequality”? Why haven’t foundations conquered those challenges as straightforwardly as cholera and hookworm? Could it be because human beings differ in kind from bacteria and parasitic nematodes?
  • Silence on China's War on Women

    04/10/2013 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies ^ | 4/9/2013 | Scott Walter
    Does silence help women? I mean, silence about violations of women’s rights? The question arises from testimony Congress heard yesterday from human rights activists who discussed China’s barbaric policy toward women and their unborn children. ...One hears little to nothing about these human rights violations from the many large foundations that have long funded “population control” around the world. They pride themselves on their support for “safe abortion,” but are strangely silent about these decades-long abuses that still occur in the planet’s most populous nation. Such silence contrasts sharply with yesterday’s House hearing: “It took a blind man to really...
  • The Wine, Women and Song Foundation

    03/24/2013 10:50:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    I have watched over the years how publicly unaccountable foundations have amassed billions of dollars, tax free, and spend it on dangerous, leftwing, often anti-American and anti-Israeli outfits, conferences and promoters. Taxpaying citizens opposed to abortion without restrictions, open borders, balkanization of the country, erosion of their constitutional rights, dumbed down education of their children and environmental extremism are fighting opposition very generously funded by these groups. The irony of this development is that capitalists -- like Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Pew -- who owed their fortunes to American free market policies, started most of these foundations. Further, the notion of...
  • What Free Republic, and All Americans are up against.

    02/21/2013 8:32:43 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 20 replies
    <p>This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the immensely wealthy charitable foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and causes. These foundations -- sometimes called endowments or charitable trusts -- are nongovernmental, nonprofit entities whose assets are provided by donors and managed by their (the foundations') own officials, who earmark portions of their assets each year for what they consider to be socially useful purposes. Most of these foundations can be classified under the following categories: Community Foundations, which build their endowments through contributions from many donors within a given geographic region, and typically focus on local needs Corporate Foundations, which are private foundations established by for-profit corporations but legally separate from the parent corporations 

Family Foundations, in which the original donor or the donor's family plays a significant role in governing the foundation 

Independent Foundations, which are private foundations, usually endowed by one source such as an individual's bequest

 Operating Foundations, which are private foundations that use most of their income to provide charitable services or programs of their own, rather than making grants to outside organizations 

Public Foundations, which are public charities that operate significant grantmaking programs The DiscoverTheNetworks database currently identifies and profiles more than 125 major foundations whose political and philanthropic orientations are generally leftist, and whose combined assets exceed $100 billion. Some of the foundations described in this section are so large that they have single-handedly shaped entire cultural and political movements. (See, for example, the Ford Foundation's role in underwriting The Open Borders Lobby.</p>
  • Right-wingers for federal control

    02/13/2012 7:39:48 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 4 replies ^ | 2/13/2012 | Scott Walter
    The tax-exempt sector is in trouble when even stern critics of big government demand that Congress and the IRS rein in nonprofits. The latest example comes from the hard-right American Thinker website. Unfortunately, the essay’s author hasn’t thought through her argument, which adopts the flawed thinking of her political opponents. ...Worst of all, she repeatedly attacks her targets by stressing how much money they have and how little control and taxation government exercises upon it.
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress

    11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights. These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office....
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation![charismatic caucus]

    10/02/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 10-2-11 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • This is one Revenue Increase I would Support

    07/25/2011 2:35:43 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 18 replies
    Vanity | 07/25/2011 | Vanity
    The Family Foundation should be taxed both on income and Estate and Gift Taxes.
  • Pro-homosexuality foundation pours millions into Catholic and mainline Protestant dissident groups

    04/12/2011 6:40:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    Methodist Thinker ^ | 8 Apr 11 | David Fischler
    Pro-homosexuality foundation pours millions into Catholic and mainline Protestant dissident groups April 8, 2011 by MethodistThinker This post is by the Rev. David Fischler, a church planter in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the founder of The Reformed Pastor blog.David Fischler A New Jersey native, David was born of Jewish parents and became a Christian in college after reading the Bible for the first time.He holds degrees from Rutgers University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, N.C.). He is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Trinity School for Ministry near Pittsburgh.This post first appeared in a different form...
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a Soros funded net neutrality astroturf group

    10/30/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The first direct link above is to Soros' own web page. Many of you will choose not to click on it and well that's your choice. But some of you should actively look and see for yourself. Open the PDF, scroll down to the year 2008. Electronic Frontier Foundation got 300,000 dollars from Soros. Now scroll down to the year 2007. Another 100,000 dollars. So the total is 400k. And there is more. Let's take a look at who it is that sits on their various boards: I am aware of Ethan Zuckerman being a Soros buddy because of...
  • Liberals attempt to rewrite history on the Boston Tea Party

    10/09/2010 11:42:31 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 1+ views
    In yet another attempt to assault the tea party movement, the left has a new weapon up its sleeve. A weapon its predecessors in totalitarian countries such as liberal Germany and liberal China have used frequently. Revisionist history. In this case it concerns an event in American history. the Boston Tea party. A revolt by colonists where a merchant ship carrying tea from the British East India company was seized and its cargo dumped overboard. This was all due to unjust taxation by British Parliament thousands of miles away. Taxation without representation as our founders put it which was considered...
  • A Beck inspired 'blackboard' on left wing funding from foundations to public media and more

    03/12/2010 5:37:18 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    After creating a huge post regarding all the different ways that the left shuffles funding around towards NPR, I realized it was probably a bit too long and I thought there might be a better way. So here is a visual which should help make it easier:
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • Despite Content Purge, Pornographic Images Remain on Wikimedia (George Soros funds Wikipedia)

    06/08/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 58+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jana Winter
    Despite efforts by Wikipedia's parent company to rapidly purge porn from its servers over the weekend, the original images that the online encyclopedia's co-founder reported to the FBI are still up on the site — along with an entire category called “nude children” and other photos of naked children. Last week, asked dozens of Wikimedia Foundation’s corporate donors — including Microsoft, Google, Best Buy, Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, USA Networks and Yahoo! — for comment about the vast pornographic content on the company's educational servers. (The Wikimedia Foundation is the tax-exempt nonprofit behind Wikimedia Commons and its Wiki...
  • Peter Pan(Peanut Butter) Teams up with Feeding America (who's tied in with La Raza)

    01/05/2010 4:49:14 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 491+ views
    Did you know that 1 in 5 American children—nearly 17 million—struggle with hunger? Peter Pan® believes no child in the United States should grow up hungry, so we're donating more than 1 million meals to Feeding America®. We want to help, but your family can help, too. How? Simply enter your child's first name below and read a story that helps teach children the importance of helping others. Then find out specific ways that you and your family can spread magic to make a difference in the lives of hungry children. Kids: This website contains advertisements and/or promotions for ConAgra...
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • It's Time: Read NDCIC

    12/21/2009 12:01:45 PM PST · by not_under_duress · 8 replies · 816+ views
    It's Time: Read NDCIC.
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America

    08/26/2009 11:51:26 AM PDT · by kaizen · 27 replies · 1,757+ views
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 8/26/09 | Steve Baldwin
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. The Strategic Principles of the Tides Foundation Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups,...
  • My heart and Will for my children

    05/24/2009 7:40:28 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Holy Spirit ^ | 5/24/09 | Jeff kingshott
    Foundations are being laid now in my children that have crossed the threshing floor of My heart and will for all my children of light , for to partake of my cup you must enter into me in all fullness and truth therefore obey my statutes and “ live “ my words to you given upon the foundation of my kingdom “ My heart “ , for truly as I send my sent ones and speak through my prophets , the oracles shall reveal themselves to all those that receive me in the manner I choose to come , for...
  • The Divine Foundation of Authority

    03/07/2009 11:07:54 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 196+ views
    TableTalk ^ | 3/5/09 | Dr. R.C.Sproul
    “You’re out!” “I’m safe!” “Out!” “Safe!” “Out!” “It’s my ball, and it’s my bat, and I say that I’m safe.” This is how we settled disputes over plays in our pickup baseball games played without the benefit of a referee or umpire. When a disputed play could not be resolved through reason or through yelling, the one who possessed the equipment usually determined the outcome. It was a child’s game in which might made right. It was the nascent expression of the cynical statement: “He who owns the gold, rules.” These illustrations indicate that at some level ownership is involved...
  • Philanthropy and Its Enemies: Redistribute foundation wealth based on racial quotas

    03/03/2009 1:30:55 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 599+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/3/2009 | Naomi Riley
    Nonprofit leaders are reeling from the recent news that President Barack Obama's proposed budget would limit tax deductions on charitable contributions from wealthy Americans. But now the philanthropic world has something else to worry about. Today the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a research and advocacy group, will release a report offering "benchmarks to assess foundation performance." Its real aim is to push philanthropic organizations into ignoring donor intent and instead giving grants based on political considerations. The committee is part of a rising tide of politicians and activists who are working to change the face of American philanthropy...
  • Shaking Down Philanthropies

    07/27/2008 4:44:40 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 21 replies · 228+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/26/2008 | Unknown
    ...As with so many marginal ideas, this one is coming out of California. A proposed bill there would have required foundations with more than $250 million in assets to report the racial, gender and sexual orientation of their board members, staffs and grantees. The bill's sponsors recently agreed to drop the issue in return for a political payoff of millions of dollars from 10 of the state's biggest charities...
  • City Upon a Hill

    03/13/2008 8:42:09 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies · 241+ views
    A Model of Christian Charity Now the onely way to avoyde this shipwracke and to provide for our posterity is to followe the Counsell of Micah, to doe Justly, to love mercy, to walke humbly with our God, for this end, wee must be knitt together in this worke as one man, wee must entertaine each other in brotherly Affeccion, wee must be willing to abridge our selves of our superfluities, for the supply of others necessities, wee must uphold a familiar Commerce together in all meekenes, gentlenes, patience and liberallity, wee must delight in eache other, make others Condicions...
  • Require foundations started by politicians to list donors?

    02/04/2008 6:42:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 58+ views
    February 4, 2008 | me
    Congressional Republicans should introduce legislation requiring that foundations associated with politicians -- such as the Clinton Foundation -- to publicly disclose their donors or lose their non-profit status. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann wrote about the Clinton Foundation in a recent column "Bill Clinton: Rogue co-president in waiting" .
  • Charities Funding Liberal Causes Accused of Straying From Founders' Visions

    06/18/2007 6:26:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies · 287+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 18, 2007 | Evan Moore
    Prominent charitable foundations are advancing a liberal policy agenda at odds with the intentions of their founders, according to the author of a new book on the subject. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation late last week, Phil Kent, author of "Foundations of Betrayal: How the Liberal $uper-Rich Undermine America," said foundations formed by what he called "the captains of capitalism" - including Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller - have strayed far from their original missions. Today they comprise an "invisible government" that is undermining the United States by "altering our culture," he charged. Kent singled out the...
  • Created by Capitalists, Foundations Serve Left-Wing Agenda

    05/14/2007 11:11:38 AM PDT · by John Galt 72 · 4 replies · 532+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | May 14, 2007 | Matt Carrothers
    Created by Capitalists, Foundations Serve Left-Wing Agenda By Matt Carrothers May 14, 2007 Ford. Rockefeller. Carnegie. MacArthur. Pew. Hewlett. The names read like a roll call of American history’s industrial titans, financial wizards and innovators of technology. Most of them were politically conservative. All of them thrived in America’s free market economy. These captains of capitalism share another legacy – the charitable foundations that bear their respective names. Today they would barely recognize the foundations they established, which are now the leading contributors to socialist, environmental and multicultural causes. Author Phil Kent’s latest book, Foundations of Betrayal: How the Liberal...
  • A Small Charity Takes the Reins in Fighting a Neglected Disease

    07/31/2006 12:04:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 617+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2006 | STEPHANIE STROM
    PATNA, India — The drug that could have cured Munia Devi through a series of cheap injections was identified decades ago but then died in the research pipeline because there was no profit in it. So Mrs. Devi lay limp in a hospital bed here recently, her spleen and liver bulging from under her rib cage as a bilious yellow liquid dripped into her thin arm. The treatment she was receiving can be toxic, and it costs $500. But it was her best hope to cure black fever, a disease known locally as kala azar, which kills an estimated half-million...
  • Buffett gives $37 billion to Gates and other foundations

    06/25/2006 7:02:29 PM PDT · by AmericanDave · 73 replies · 2,164+ views
    Reuters ^ | By Robert MacMillan
    By Robert MacMillan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is donating a total of $37 billion -- most of his personal fortune -- to a foundation started by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and to several family foundations, making it the largest-ever individual charitable gift in the United States. Buffett, 75, is the chief executive of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway. He is worth an estimated $44 billion, according to Forbes magazine, making him the second-richest man behind Gates, who is worth about $50 billion. The $37 billion comprises about 85 percent of Buffett's fortune. In a letter to the...
  • Dialoguing for Dollars: The Ford Foundation offers college a blather subsidy.

    12/30/2005 12:38:44 PM PST · by maryz · 12 replies · 542+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | 12/30/05 | Charlotte Hays
    At a party in Washington, I once listened as a clueless couple, high-powered liberals both, descanted on their desire to know "more blacks and gays." An African-American child happened to be sitting on the porch with us. It was a golden opportunity for the couple to realize half their goal, but they ignored her. Why not simply speak to the girl and get the ball rolling? I wondered. But now I realize that the pair was an ideal candidate to participate in one of the Ford Foundation's "Difficult Dialogues." The program, which was announced earlier this month, actually pays colleges...
  • Corporate Foundations Bankroll Anti-Alito Coalition

    12/15/2005 12:40:14 PM PST · by B Knotts · 23 replies · 927+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | Timothy P. Carney
    Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Co., AT&T, and Fannie Mae are among the major U.S. corporations whose foundations fund the liberal groups now waging war against Samuel Alito's nomination. The left-wing Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary has launched a series of advertisements aimed at defeating Alito. The group describes itself as “a national coalition of public interest organizations,” and includes NARAL Pro-Choice America, the NAACP, the National Organization of Women, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State among others. The Alliance for Justice, People For the American Way, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights head the Coalition....
  • Hey,Gang ! Let's Start a Website !!

    09/26/2005 5:54:17 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 489+ views
    The Morning Paper | 09/26/05 | vanity
    Hey Gang : Let’s Start a Web Site ! (A Cynical Look at Internet Foundations ) Let’s say we’ve got a message to put across – on the Web. We’re not completely sure what we want to say – and won’t know until we see who is willing to come up with the money. Should we make it Liberal ? Nah. That’s been done to death. Besides,Liberals are generally cheapskates ! Ditto for Conservatives. All the corporate funding is pretty well spoken for. Libertarian sounds attractive – mostly because nobody can really define what Libertarians stand for . Like the...
  • Wealthy Liberals Form Partnership, Pledge to Support Think Tanks

    08/18/2005 3:20:04 AM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 20 replies · 449+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2005 | Edsall, Thomas
    At least eighty wealthy liberals have each pledged $1 million or more to the newly established Democracy Alliance to fund a network of progressive think tanks and advocacy groups, the Washington Post reports. The goal of the alliance, which was founded last spring, is to foster the development of liberal and left-leaning institutions that can counter the influence of established conservative think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Cato Institute. According to alliance officials, many liberal groups are too focused on promoting an agenda that was enacted when Democrats enjoyed majorities...
  • The everyday people who make this country great - (greatness in America's spiritual foundations!)

    07/04/2005 10:26:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 330+ views
    July 4th is more than a time to celebrate America’s birthday by grilling hot dogs and buying on credit. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the deeds of our founding fathers and to consider the means by which we might continue to guard those essential freedoms that we associate with happiness. Over two centuries ago, these men sacrificed their lives, their families, their homes to create conditions by which every American has a chance to better himself, to determine his own fate, to pursue happiness on his own terms, and most importantly, or simply to be left alone. In...
  • On Canada Day show your love for Canada

    07/01/2005 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Reform Canada · 17 replies · 525+ views
    The Canadian government has put nearly $9 billion into "foundations" that are beyond the reach of the auditor general. Given the corruption that exists in other government programs that ARE in sight of the auditor general we must recognize the likelihood that these funds may be subject to government misuse too. Please sign this petition urging Paul Martin to open these foundations to the auditor general...
  • CAN I HAVE MY COUNTRY BACK, PLEASE? - (plea for renewed patriotism, morality & Americanism; great!)

    06/07/2005 7:45:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 37 replies · 1,168+ views
    It’s times like these that I miss my country most. Holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving remind me that once upon a time (long ago, in a galaxy far, far away), I had a country. It was called America. Perfect? Absolutely not. Nothing is in this world. But it represented something noble, brave and fine. Even if they couldn’t quite articulate it, Americans understood what America meant – and cherished it. Once, we knew our nation’s history. Once we spoke a national language. Once we controlled our borders. Once we knew what treason was and how...
  • In a World of Bloggers, Foundations Can Expect More Scrutiny

    05/09/2005 6:04:51 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 21 replies · 535+ views
    The Chronical of Philanthropy Opinion ^ | May 12, 2005 | William A. Schambra
    The news media's treatment of foundation involvement in public policy may have changed forever on March 17. That was the day the New York Post published "Buying 'Reform': Media Missed Millionaires' Scam," an account by one of its columnists, Ryan Sager, of the massive spending by several mainstream foundations to secure passage of the 2002 overhaul of campaign-finance laws and to keep the issue alive. Mr. Sager told his readers he had discovered "an immense scam perpetrated on the American people by a cadre of left-wing foundations and disguised as a 'mass movement.'" Foundations like Ford, Open Society, Carnegie, Joyce,...
  • Nonprofit Ruckus

    04/08/2005 2:32:51 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 383+ views
    TAS ^ | 4/8/2005 | David Hogberg
    WASHINGTON -- What are the biggest charity abuses in America? The answers coming from witnesses testifying at a Senate hearing last Tuesday pointed to practices by nonprofit, tax-exempt groups that are technically legal but violate the spirit of private charity. Those answers are wrong. The biggest abuse is nonprofits that deliberately and habitually break the law. The Senate Finance Committee is currently investigating practices of groups that enjoy exemption from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. In the past few years, more and more news stories have detailed the questionable practices of nonprofits, from huge CEO compensation packages...
  • Montana Corporate Tax Disclosure Lawsuit is Built on Shaky Foundations

    03/25/2005 4:45:31 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 579+ views ^ | 3 22 05 | Chris Atkins
    Corporate tax collections in Montana are up 50 percent in the most recent year, but evidently that’s not enough for State Senator Jim Elliott. He wants more revenue and he wants to find it by examining the tax return of every company filing in Montana.1 Senator Elliott has filed a lawsuit to force the Montana Department of Revenue to disclose corporate tax returns for those corporations with over $1 million in Montana sales. Apparently he does not trust the Montana Department of Revenue to do its job, because he wants to use this information to determine whether corporations are evading...
  • BUYING 'REFORM' (Campaign Finance Reform Scam)

    03/17/2005 5:35:21 AM PST · by oldtimer2 · 74 replies · 1,755+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 17,2004 | Ryan Sager
    CAMPAIGN-FINANCE reform has been an immense scam perpetrated on the American people by a cadre of left-wing foundations and disguised as a "mass movement." But don't take my word for it. One of the chief scammers, Sean Treglia, a former program officer of the Pew Charitable Trusts, confesses it all in an astonishing videotape I obtained earlier this week. This is an amazing story. I combined part of Ryan Sager's editorial and the transcript of the tape. The tape — of a conference held at USC's Annenberg School for Communication in March of 2004 — shows Treglia expounding to a...
  • The business of liberalism [New book outlines goals of the 'progressive' agenda]

    03/08/2005 11:54:27 AM PST · by johnny7 · 10 replies · 595+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 08, 2005 | By Peter Hannaford
    While the Democrats' party leaders flummox around trying to decide why they lost the November election and what to do about it, a number of their allies on the left have been working steadily and stealthily to do nothing less than bend to their will that cornerstone of American capitalism -- the corporation.
  • The United Nations and U.S. Tax-Free Foundations Investigated

    01/08/2005 3:52:47 PM PST · by theusa · 6 replies · 1,160+ views
    magic-city-news ^ | Jan 8, 2005, 08:19 | Bud Landry
    The United Nations With World War II still being fought, delegates from the United States and twenty-five other nations met and issued a "Declarations of the United Nations," the first official use of the term "United Nations." In 1943 representatives of the USSR, Great Britain, Nationalist China, and the United States met in Cairo, Egypt where plans were laid for the creation of a world organization. Another high level conference was held in Tehran, where Joseph Stalin was brought into the planning. In 1944 the initial drafts of the UN Charter was drafted at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC. Finally,...
  • "Charitable" Foundations: ATMs for the Left

    10/15/2004 8:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ThumbsUp · 10 replies · 1,009+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 2, 2004 | Ben Johnson
    "Charitable" Foundations: ATMs for the Left "Charitable" Foundations: ATMs for the Left By Ben Johnson | March 2, 2004 One of the unlamented developments of this election year is the Democratic Party’s retreat to the Left. Although the media claim the party's voters have learned their lesson by settling for the “electable” John F. Kerry, a cursory examination of the Democrats shows they remain animated by anti-Bush furor. The party rank-and-file may have decided they prefer the sing-song cadences of John Kerry or the charming drawl of John Edwards to the red-faced shrieks of Howard Dean, but the message...
  • Gay "Marriage" - Unlawful or Lawless

    08/25/2004 1:30:13 PM PDT · by · 8 replies · 331+ views ^ | 8/24/2004 | David Shedlock
    In recent debates concerning "gay marriage" and "civil unions" I believe conservatives have made three equally dangerous errors. First, I believe some have ignored the religious foundation of marriage. Marriage between only a man and woman is not the traditional view. It is the universal and eternal view. This is so because God made it so at the beginning of creation: "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife." Not only did God himself invent and institute marriage between a man and wife, but he also mentions fathers and mothers from the...
  • Superrich stand to profit from Kerry

    04/16/2004 11:30:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 451+ views ^ | Saturday, April 17, 2004 | John Berlau
    By John Berlau © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. Though President Bush constantly is criticized and attacked by Democratic partisans for pursuing policies that benefit "the wealthy," why are so many of what would be considered America's superrich his political opponents? In addition to the Hollywood mega-elite, which since the death of Sam Goldwyn have opposed the GOP mainly for cultural reasons, billionaire businessmen have stepped forward calling for the defeat of Bush or his policies. Most prominent has been speculator George Soros, who has pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, given millions to Democratic Bush-bashing groups such...
  • Our Shameful Money

    12/06/2003 12:11:00 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 36 replies · 243+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | December 6, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    Friday, December 5, 2003, Wall Street Week on PBS -- Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. wrote the book. He is, it seems shocked at the gap between the rich and the poor. He said on PBS’s Wall Street Week Without Louis Rukeyser, that he hoped the new rich kids would turn out more like the 1910 generation, aware of the responsibility that being rich puts on them. What is this “responsibility?” Why, giving the money to foundations. Now, we know the difference between WSW with Louie and WSW without Louie. It is the difference between a capitalist and a Bolshevik who...