Chuck Feeney has given it all away

•September 22, 2014 • 11 Comments

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http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/aap/8908110/ex-billionaire-gives-away-last-of-fortune

Chuck Feeney squirrelled away his business fortune in tax havens — but after achieving a personal wealth of more than $7 billion, decided to give it all away.

he Irish American, now 83 years old, set up a foundation in 1982 called Atlantic Philanthropies whose goal was to dispense with his entire fortune before his death.

After three decades of giving, the foundation made one of its final donations yesterday by pledging $46 million to promote shared education between Catholic and Protestant children in Northern Ireland.

Mr Feeney, who made his fortune from duty free shopping, was born to humble Catholic Irish migrants and raised in New Jersey during the Depression, The Independent reports.

His entrepreneurial skills were evident at the age of 10 when he started selling Christmas cards door-to-door.

Mr Feeney is famous for his frugal lifestyle: he does not own a home or a car and wears a $16 watch.

He said in 2007: “I had one idea that never changed in my mind — that you should use your wealth to help people.”

The foundation will be wound up in 2016, leaving Mr Feeney a fraction of his original fortune — reportedly $2.2 million — to live out his final days.

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http://seeker401.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/charles-chuck-feeney-philanthropist/

one the biggest threads on this blog..and it was by chance that i posted it..i was interested in the philanthropic parts of his story and if he was legit..i think he was..you can check out all the responses i have received..and now we find out thats hes done it..its all gone pretty much..7 billion worth..well done chuck..

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Germany and France consider sending drones to Ukraine

•September 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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http://rt.com/news/188288-ukraine-drones-germany-france/

German drones may soon be flying over Ukraine as part of the OSCE mission to monitor the truce between Kiev forces and militia fighters. The German Defense Ministry has sent a team to southeastern Ukraine. France is also considering sending drones.

The ministry announced its readiness to fulfill the OSCE’s request in an official statement published on Bundeswehr’s (Germany’s armed forces) website.

On Tuesday, a team of 14 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) experts from Germany arrived to Ukraine, along with French colleagues. They are examining the area near an uncontested site near the rebel-held city of Lugansk.

Over the next three to five days, logistical, technical, and medical staff will analyze the conditions and determine whether Germany – and possibly France – will be able to deliver drones to the region.

“Based on the results of the reconnaissance mission it will then be considered whether and in what form Germany and France could participate in a support mission for the OSCE, subject to political support,”
the German military said.

German drones may soon be flying over Ukraine as part of the OSCE mission to monitor the truce between Kiev forces and militia fighters. The German Defense Ministry has sent a team to southeastern Ukraine. France is also considering sending drones.

The ministry announced its readiness to fulfill the OSCE’s request in an official statement published on Bundeswehr’s (Germany’s armed forces) website.

On Tuesday, a team of 14 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) experts from Germany arrived to Ukraine, along with French colleagues. They are examining the area near an uncontested site near the rebel-held city of Lugansk.

Over the next three to five days, logistical, technical, and medical staff will analyze the conditions and determine whether Germany – and possibly France – will be able to deliver drones to the region.

“Based on the results of the reconnaissance mission it will then be considered whether and in what form Germany and France could participate in a support mission for the OSCE, subject to political support,”
the German military said.

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how cute..cant ukraine use their own or buy some of their own?

to monitor the truce..yeah right..more like, give tactical logistics to kiev..

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Russians seek healing in Pyramids

•September 22, 2014 • 10 Comments

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http://bibliotecapleyades.lege.net/piramides/esp_piramides_mundo8.htm

In January of 2001, a Dr.Volodymyr Krasnoholovets from the Institute of Physics in the Ukraine contacted me. (The Institute of Physics was considered the top military research institute of the former Soviet Union.) This institute helped develop the Russian cruise missiles, remote sensing devices, satellites, space station technology, and other military technology. Dr. K (as we now call him) identified himself as a senior scientist at that Institute. He told me that in the last 10 years, he and his colleagues were carrying out research in 17 large fiberglass pyramids, built in 8 different locations in Russia and Ukraine. These pyramids varied in size, the largest being 144 feet high and weighing over 55 tons.

I had not been aware of these pyramids but it seemed that people from Russia knew about them. I was told that they are popular tourist attractions and many people visit them. Dr. K sent me photos of these pyramids along with a comprehensive research article about experiments conducted in them, which he and his colleagues wrote. They asked me to post it on our web site and invited me to collaborate with them in their pyramid research. Dr. K explained that the Russians and Ukrainians conducted many kinds of experiments using these pyramids that included such fields as medicine, ecology, agriculture, chemistry and physics. What is significant about this research is that it scientifically documents the changes in both biological and non-biological materials that occur as a result of being placed in these pyramids. So I posted their research article on our web site and subsequently appeared on several major radio programs.

Then in February of 2001, the individual who actually financed and built the pyramids in Russia and the Ukraine contacted me directly. He was Alexander Golod, a scientist and now Director of a State Defense Enterprise in Moscow. He found my web site and saw that I was releasing the research carried out in his pyramids. Alexander does not speak English so most of our communications were carried out through his son, Anatoli. He told me that his father, Alexander, started constructing these pyramids in 1989. The Golod’s wanted to work with me also and to help publicize and continue their research. In two month’s time, I was working with both the builders and some of the major researchers of these pyramids.

Alexander had decided to build these pyramids because he believed that they would produce an energy field that could affect biological and non-biological objects. He even got support from the Russian government for this massive building project and convinced them in 1998 to take a kilo of rocks that had been placed in one of his pyramids on board the MIR space station. He felt the energy fields they produced would help the space station and possibly the entire world.

Continue here: http://bibliotecapleyades.lege.net/piramides/esp_piramides_mundo8.htm

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really interesting..the power of the pyramid..and they built nearly 20 0f these..any of the readers visited one?

“convinced them in 1998 to take a kilo of rocks that had been placed in one of his pyramids on board the MIR space station”

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Number of billionaires hits record high in 2014

•September 22, 2014 • 2 Comments

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http://www.cnbc.com/id/102007270

The world economy is going through a rough patch, yet the world’s billionaire population is at an all-time high.

A new survey shows that 155 new billionaires were minted this year, pushing the total population to a record 2,325 – a 7 percent increase from 2013.

Credit goes to the United States – home to the most billionaires globally – where 57 new billionaires were recorded this year, according to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014 released on Wednesday.

Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean were also large contributors, with 52 and 42 new entrants, respectively.

“The fastest growing segment of the billionaire population, in terms of wealth source, are those who inherited only part of their fortunes and became billionaires through their own entrepreneurial endeavors,” the report said, noting that 63 percent of all billionaires’ primary companies are privately held.

Billionaire populations in emerging markets showed mixed signals however.

In Africa, billionaires’ total wealth grew, but the overall number of billionaires decreased, due primarily to volatile socio-political conditions. A similar situation occurred in the Middle East.

Nevertheless, the combined wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by 12 percent to $7.3 trillion, higher than the combined market capitalization of all the companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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new billionaires keep coming..and the slaves get austerity..

“Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean were also large contributors, with 52 and 42 new entrants”

the caribbean eh..new citizens?

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“Facebook for the rich” begins accepting members at $9,000 apiece

•September 22, 2014 • 4 Comments

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http://rt.com/usa/188496-netropolitan-social-network-touchi/

Consider this hypothetical situation: You, a wealthy socialite, want to make friends over the internet, but without encountering any of the riff-raff that hangs out on traditional social networking sites. What do you do?

If you’re former Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra conductor James Touchi-Peters, then you would have resolved this dilemma by launching Netropolitan — an “online country club for people with more money than time.”

And for everyone else “Seeking a place to talk about fine wine, fancy cars and lucrative business decisions without judgment,” then Touchi-Peters’ new project may be the perfect place — his social networking site began accepting members on Tuesday this week. In order to get involved, however, you’ll first have to write a $9,000 check for membership in the web’s newest, and likely most exclusive, online club.

James and others have mentioned feeling judged for talking about certain topics on other social media outlets. Like they were bragging and met with a little ill will,” messaging specialist Michelle Lawless at Media Minefield told the Los Angeles Times this week. “Netropolitan is designed to be the place to talk about your last European vacation or new car without the backlash.”

“I saw a need for an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash — an environment where people could share similar likes and experiences,” Touchi-Peters, 48, explained toCNN recently. “This is 100 percent real, and I believe there is a need and an audience for this service.”

According to Lawless, that demand does indeed exist — in an email sent to RT on Wednesday, she said that interest in Netropolitan was so significant that the website crashed on Tuesday during its official launch due to an abundance of traffic that prompted the company upgrade its servers.

That isn’t to say that every visitor to the Netropolitan website is signing up, however. Memberships begin with a $6,000 sign-up fee and another $3,000 for the first year of service. Lawless told RT that the social network is refraining from giving specific numbers about the number of users, citing security and privacy reasons, but said “dozens” are already a part of the club despite the hefty price tag — far from the estimated 1.34 billion active users who use Facebook for free each month.

“Obviously not everyone can afford that, and that’s partly the point,” Touchi-Peters told the New York Post of Netropolitan’s sign-up fees. “The point is that it’s supposed to be a private and secure environment.”

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they dont want to mess with the common slaves..a few years ago i spent a some hours actually finding genuine accounts for royals on facebook..it was almost surreal..this netropolitan site would be filled with wankers mainly i would suggest..much like facebook but richer.. :)

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Images 21/9/14

•September 21, 2014 • 6 Comments

2014 VMAs

from the recent VMA awards..it was an eye as we suspected..

Ariana Grande

the newest project popstar creation..ariana grande..same shit different day..

rita ora

yeah rita we get it..

under-the-skin

why the one eye again? and what is “under the skin”?

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cute eh?

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get the picture?..brand is bullshit..just a populist puppet masquerading as a fake leftist opposition figure..ask him about 9/11 and see what he says..the ultimate litmus test..i just dont trust him..and i certainly dont trust any of the other fuckers in this image..

liveleak founder

this guy was one of the founders of liveleak..the site that used to show anything and everything but now wont show western hostages being “beheaded”..it was ok for arabs to be shown on the site but not americans or british apparently..then i see the eye..

Miley Cyrus Illuminati pyramid

this was seen at the miley cyrus concert..but its us who are the crazies dont forget..talk about blatant..

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and another from the same concert..one eye..note the earring..

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drake..such a puppet..and wanker..

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interesting point you have there mark! :)

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and here is satan? :) this is the picture used by the NYT to promote barrys speech on IS last week..it wasnt actually a stil from the speech but they used this image anyway..why?

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oh, now i see why!

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Only a monetary “nuclear bomb” can save Italy now says Mediobanca

•September 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambroseevans-pritchard/100028145/only-a-monetary-nuclear-bomb-can-save-italy-now-says-mediobanca/

The OECD has drastically cut its growth forecast for Italy. The depression will drag on though most of 2015.

The economy will contract by 0.4pc this year. It will remain stuck in the doldrums next year with growth of just 0.1pc.

If so, Italy’s public debt will spiral to dangerous levels next year, ever further beyond the point of no return for a country without its own sovereign currency and central bank.

“This is catastrophic for the finances of the country. We’re heading for a debt ratio of 145pc next year,” said Antonio Guglielmi, global strategist for Mediobanca.

“Who knows the maximum number that the market will tolerate? The number is already scary, but for the time being Draghi’s poker game is proving successful, and there is now the smell of QE keep the game going for a bit longer.”

“It is going to take a nuclear bomb to turn this around. If Draghi ends up doing almost nothing – and there is a lot of scepticism about the ECB’s plans – Italy is dead,” he said.

It has been an abominable few days for the Italian economy. ISTAT said today that industrial output fell by 1pc in July (m/m), and 1.8pc from a year ago. It is down a fifth since 2008.

Exports from the regions fell 2.5pc in the second quarter (q/q). The figures for the South were nothing less than catastrophic: Sicilia (-11.1), Sardegna (-11.2), Basilicata (-24.6). It seems that the Mezzogiorno is falling off the bottom of the Italian economy.

The OECD also slashed France’s growth by half a percentage point to 0.4pc this year. It cut Brazil by 1.5pc to 0.3pc. The Brazilian miracle is by now a structural wreck.

Yet it is the eurozone that remains the epicentre of hopelessness. “The recovery in the euro area has remained disappointing, notably in the largest countries: Germany, France and Italy. Confidence is again weakening, and the anaemic state of demand is reflected in the decline in inflation, which is near zero in the zone as a whole and negative in several countries.”

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“Italy’s public debt will spiral to dangerous levels next year, ever further beyond the point of no return”

the general public need to understand that the economic problems from the GFC were never fixed..they were just hidden in “bad” banks..somebody is still holding the hot potato and somebody has to get burned by it..one guess who that will be in the end..

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