Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vladimir Putin about Ratko Mladic


Secret Societies: An Institutional Analysis / Meria Heller Show 02.16.2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbfaLl7f4eI (54:07) 
Watch the top video first and see Putin talking about the guy in today's news -Ratko Mladic and then, watch this wonderful video.  I have been out of touch with the Meria Heller show since leaving Phoenix so this truly reminded me of my growth while living in Arizona.  It's a good show and very educational and informational.  ...cal

The former Bosnian Serb general, 69, was whisked to The Hague on Tuesday evening, just five days after his arrest last week as fugitive from UN prosecutors for the last 16 years.
He arrived in Rotterdam at around 18.45 UK time.
A Serbian government jet carrying Mladic landed in Rotterdam and pulled into a hangar, out of view of reporters and live television cameras. A Dutch police helicopter stood just outside the hangar's entrance, and police vehicles also pulled up near by.
Mladic will be taken to the UN detention unit near The Hague to undergo a formal identification process. Within a few days he will be brought before a UN judge for a preliminary hearing.


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AICG call to indict General Janvier

International Association for the Prevention of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes (AICG)

Application for amendment of the indictment dated 16 November 1995 against Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, to extend it to General Bernard Janvier for complicity in the crimes committed in the region of Srebrenica in July 1995

The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide,[1][2][3][4][5][6] refers to the July 1995 killing of more than 8,000 Muslim [7] Bosniak men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by units of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladić during the Bosnian War, in the largest mass murder committed in Europe since World War II.[8] A paramilitary unit from Serbia known as the Scorpions, officially part of the Serbian Interior Ministry until 1991,[9] participated in the massacre[10][11] and it is alleged that foreign volunteers including the Greek Volunteer Guard also participated.[12][13][14]
In April 1993 the United Nations had declared the besieged enclave of Srebrenica in the Drina Valley of north-eastern Bosnia a "safe area" under UN protection. However in July 1995 the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), represented on the ground by a 400-strong contingent of Dutch peacekeepers, failed to prevent the town's capture by the VRS and the subsequent organised massacre of men of military age and others and the expulsion of the enclave's surviving population.[15][16][17][18]
In 2004, in a unanimous ruling on the "Prosecutor v. Krstić" case, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), located in The Hague, ruled that the massacre of the enclave's male inhabitants constituted a crime of genocide.[19] The forcible transfer of between 25,000 to 30,000 Bosniak women, children and elderly which accompanied the massacre was found by the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) to be confirming evidence of the genocidal intent of members of the VRS Main Staff who orchestrated the massacre.[20] Theodor Meron, the presiding judge, stated:
By seeking to eliminate a part of the Bosnian Muslims, the Bosnian Serb forces committed genocide. They targeted for extinction the 40,000 Bosnian Muslims living in Srebrenica, a group which was emblematic of the Bosnian Muslims in general. They stripped all the male Muslim prisoners, military and civilian, elderly and young, of their personal belongings and identification, and deliberately and methodically killed them solely on the basis of their identity.[21]
Bill Clinton Hosts Event Marking Anniversary Of Dayton Accords
Ivo Josipovic, the current President of Croatia, (L) sits with Bakir Izetbegovic, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina on a panel hosted by the Clinton Foundation to recognize the 15-year anniversary of the Dayton accords February 9, 2011 in New York City. Hosted by President Clinton, the afternoon panel discussed the making of the accords and the ramifications they had on current history. The Dayton accords brought to an end the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina which claimed an estimated 100,000 lives.
( February 8, 2011 - Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America)


11 October, 2010


Letter from wartime President of Bosnia-Herzegovina Alija Izetbegovic to the President of the United States Bill Clinton on 9 July 1995:
Dear Mr President,

The crisis over Srebrenica, a region in Eastern Bosnia that has been surrounded since the beginning of the war, has been lasting for a while now.

In its Resolutions 824 and 836, the UN Security Council declared this region a UN safe area. In addition to this, in agreement with UNPROFOR, the region was demilitarised in 1993.

Despite this, the town and its environs have been constantly shelled. However, since yesterday, the Serbian aggressor has been carrying out a massive mechanized and infantry attack against this zone.

The UNPROFOR forces, which are few in number, are neither willing to protect nor capable of protecting the town, under attack, and so more than 60,000 inhabitants, most of whom are women, children, and the elderly, have found themselves in mortal danger.

Please use your influence to ensure that the international community fulfil its obligations to this UN safe area and prevents an act of terrorism and genocide against the civilian population of Srebrenica.

In anticipation of your immediate action, please accept the assurances of my highest esteem.

Sarajevo, 9 July 1995

Excerpt: 2/28/93
In Washington on Saturday, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic said he hopes the American airdrops will provide an impetus for the talks.
Izetbegovic spoke after meeting with Vice President Al Gore and White House National Security Adviser Anthony Lake for an hour and a half. Clinton was not at the meeting, officials said.

A Vice Presidential invitation to Washington was felt by the Administration, diplomats here say, to be the only way of persuading Mr. Izetbegovic to join the New York talks after Washington decided to throw its weight behind the peace efforts of Mr. Vance and Lord Owen instead of intervening directly on the Muslim side.
Without the Bosnian leader, the peace effort risked failure since Mr. Karadjic has said he will not remain at the United Nations unless Mr. Izetbegovic is a party to the negotiations.
In an interview with The Financial Times of London today, the Russian Foreign Minister, Andrei V. Kozyrev, made clear that Moscow does not believe that the Bosnian Government can hope for substantially better terms than those being offered by Mr. Vance and Lord Owen. Their plan calls for dividing Bosnia and Herzegovina into largely autonomous provinces. The Bosnian Government says such a step would reward Serbian militias for their "ethnic cleansing" campaigns.

Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr., (born December 23, 1944) is a retired general of the United States Army. Graduating as valedictorian of his class at West Point, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master's degree in military science. He spent 34 years in the Army and the Department of Defense, receiving many military decorations, several honorary knighthoods, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Matthew Nimetz (born June 17, 1939)[1] is an American diplomat. He is the United Nations Special Representative for the naming dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia.[2][3]
Nimetz was born in New York City[1] and educated at Williams College where he received a B.A. in 1960. He subsequently was a Rhodes Scholar and received a B.A. from Balliol College, Oxford in 1962. He got his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1965.,[1] where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. He returned to Balliol[citation needed] for a M.A., granted 1966.

Multilateral cooperation, international institutions and global governance; United Nations; weak and failing states; foreign assistance and post-conflict reconstruction; transnational threats; U.S. foreign policy; diplomatic history.
Research Fellow, Center for Global Development (2005-2008); Policy planning staff member, Afghanistan, post-conflict and global affairs portfolios, U.S. Department of State (2002-2005); Research Associate, Center on International Cooperation, New York University(1997-2002).
French (proficient).
International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (2002-2003); Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University (1988-1991); Brookings Research Fellow (1992-93); Guest Research Fellowship, Norwegian Nobel Institute (1993).





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Saturday, 21 May 2011 10:39
London. Although a large number of African telecom firms use diesel generators to power their base stations and other telecoms equipment, the “green revolution” that should see them make more use of renewable energy solutions is yet to come.

Mindsets like “this is how we are doing things here” are slow to change but sooner rather than later, telecom operators will need to incorporate “the green component” in how they operate their networks in Africa. This is exactly where Nedbank Capital’s new carbon credits scheme for telecoms operators comes in. According to Fritz Milosevic, investment banker at Nedbank Capital, the new scheme can help telecom operators to generate additional revenue via carbon credits.
Wes Clark Jr. Classic Rant from May 17, 2006

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Wesley Kanne Clark

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U.S. Army (Ret.) General Wesley Kanne Clark is "presently Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and consulting firm" and Chairman of Rodman and Renshaw, "a New York based investment bank."[1]
Clark is an analyst for MSNBC[2] and a Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA[3] for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic years, and the author, most recently, of A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country."[4][5]
As a strategic advisor for Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Clark provides "counsel to Immtech's management team as the Company develops its drug programs targeting various global health challenges, including malaria prevention and treatment."[1]
From 1997 to 2000, he was the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.[6] He served in the United States Army for more than 35 years, including serving in Vietnam and as the commander in chief of the United States European Command. He currently serves pro bono as a senior advisor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a director of the Atlantic Council, and a member of the board of the International Crisis Group. He is also a member of the board of the Markle Foundation.
Clark, along with Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke, was involved with peace talks in Bosnia.
Clark is also:


Michael Hussey on CNN discussing RateMyTeachers.com




Monday, May 30, 2011

This leads to the worst of the lessons, and the one I find trickiest to overcome: that is, being a warrior for your personal integrity is lonely.



Kathleen White

Kathleen White, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and leadership development consultant in independent practice in New York. She is a founding member and past director of the William Alanson White Institute Organization Program, a Learning Center promoting psychoanalytic understanding of organizations.
Dr. White is a fellow of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the A.K.Rice Institute for the Study of Groups and Organizations, the Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis and member of the Group Relations Board of Review, Tavistock Institute, London.

So, "Is Hillary Clinton Unconstitutional?" In a word, Yes -- or, to be more precise, a Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be unconstitutional.
The Emoluments Clause of Article I, section 6 provides "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time." As I understand it, President Bush's executive order from earlier this year "encreased" the "Emoluments" (salary) of the office of Secretary of State. Last I checked, Hillary Clinton was an elected Senator from New York at the time. Were she to be appointed to the civil Office of Secretary of State, she would be being appointed to an office for which "the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased" during the time for which she was elected to serve as Senator. The plain language of the Emoluments Clause would thus appear to bar her appointment ... if the Constitution is taken seriously (which it more than occasionally isn't on these matters, of course).

Why should you care?  By Executive Order dated January 4, 2008, President Bush ordered the salaries of Cabinet Secretaries to be raised from $186,600 to $191,300.  And Sen. Clinton's current term runs from 2007 through 2012.   As such, umm, we've got a slight problem.
This has, as you may have suspected, happened before.  In 1909, President Taft sought to nominate Sen. Philander Knox (R-PA) to be his Secretary of State, despite the position's pay having been hiked during his term.  As the NYT reported on Feb. 11, 1909, "With President-elect Taft rests the decision in the queer constitutional tangle that threatens to prevent the accession of Senator Knox to the Cabinet. The Senate to-day passed a bill designed to remove the legal barrier which prevents Mr. Knox from accepting the Portfolio of State" by rescinding the previous pay raise.  [HT: StubbornFacts.]  [N.B. If you click on that link, do scroll down to the item at the bottom as well.]
In 1973, President Nixon nominated Sen. William Saxbe (R-OH) to serve as his Attorney General after the Saturday Night Massacre, but the AG's salary had been increased in 1969 during Saxbe's term.  Nixon persuaded Congress to lower Saxbe's salary to the pre-1969 level, and the "Saxbe fix" was born.
This was not without objection. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was opposed, saying that the Constitution was explicit and "we should not delude the American people into thinking a way can be found around the constitutional obstacle."  NYT liberal columnist Anthony Lewis weighed in as well on November 29, 1973:


Clinton's eligibility, redux

Submitted by Simon on Mon, 11/17/2008 - 1:24pm

Obama appointee eligibility series:
Clinton I Clinton II Clinton III Clinton IV Clinton IV(a) Salazar I

In a post last week, I suggested that the ineligibility clause may bar the appointment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Clinton was last elected to the Senate in 2006; if the pay of the Secretary of State has been increased in the last two years, it is a civil office under the authority of the United States, the emoluments of which have been increased during the time for which Clinton was elected, making her ineligible to be appointed to it under Article I § 6.1
Maryland Conservatarian now provides the missing link: the emoluments of the Secretary of State have increased during Clinton's term. At very least, the salary has risen from $183,500 in 2006 to $191,300 in 2008; even if this is a COLA increase, it still counts, as my previous post explains. This would seem to shut the door on Clinton, and on John Kerry, whose name has also been floated.
Article I § 6.1

1. Cf., e.g., the OLC's memorandum of May 30, 2002 (a member of Congress could be appointed to an office because it had no fixed emoluments, but the stated predicate of the opinion was that if the office had had emoluments, and if they had been increased during the member's tenure in office, the member would be ineligible under the ineligibility clause); 2 Decisions of the Comptroller of the Treasury 135 (1896) (appointment of Senator Ransom as Minister to Mexico before the expiry of his Senate term, when the salary thereof had been increased during Ransom's term, violated the ineligibility clause). Nor can Senator Clinton cure this disability through resignation, see 17 Op. Attorney General 365 (1881) (concluding that former Senator Kirkwood, who had resigned, was ineligible to be appointed to an office created by Congress after his resignation but during the term to which he had been elected); 12 Law Notes 222 (1909) (same); OLC memorandum of July 26, 1996, n.2 (collecting opinions and reaffirming same).

Pennzoil is an oil company founded in Los Angeles, California in 1913. In 1955, it was acquired by Oil City, Pennsylvania company South Penn Oil, a former branch of Standard Oil. In 1963, South Penn Oil merged with Zapata Petroleum; the merged company took the Pennzoil name. During the 1970s, the company moved its offices to Houston, Texas. It was then headquartered in Pennzoil Place in Downtown Houston.[1] In 1998, the company merged with onetime rival Quaker State to form Pennzoil-Quaker State. In 2002, the Royal Dutch/Shell Group purchased Pennzoil-Quaker State to form SOPUS--Shell Oil Products US.

Zapata Corporation (NYSEZAP) is a holding company based in Rochester, New York, and originating from an oil company started by a group including the former United States president George H. W. Bush. Various writers have alleged links between the company and the United States Central Intelligence Agency.


[edit] Early business history

The company traces its origins to Zapata Oil, founded in 1953 by future-U.S. President George H. W. Bush, along with his business partners John Overbey, Hugh Liedtke, Bill Liedtke, and Thomas J. Devine. Bush and Thomas J. Devine were oil-wildcatting associates.[1] Their joint activities culminated in the establishment of Zapata Oil.[1] The initial $1 million investment for Zapata was provided by the Liedtke brothers and their circle of investors, by Bush's father and maternal grandfather—Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker, and his family circle of friends.

In the administrative reorganization of the Standard Oil Trust’s properties in 1892, John D. Archbold was named President of South Penn Oil and Noah Clark designated the Vice President. By 1898, South Penn Oil was the largest producing firm in the country. The company that year produced 38% of all Appalachian crude. That number represented 36% of all the crude brought to the surface that year in the country. W. J. Young, formerly of Oil City, was named Vice President of South Penn Oil in 1902. South Penn kept its corporate headquarters in Oil City until 1917. Young, however, established a second South Penn corporate office in the Vandergrift Building in Pittsburgh.

Pennzoil Company is a major energy company consisting of three main operating units: Pennzoil Exploration and Production Company, which has about 100 oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico and the gulf coast, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Canada, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Qatar, Australia, and Venezuela; Pennzoil Products Company, which operates two refineries in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Rouseville, Pennsylvania, and markets the bestselling motor oil in the United States; and Jiffy Lube International, Inc., the world's largest franchiser and operator of fast oil change service centers, with about 1,400 outlets. Pennzoil's history is one of mergers and takeovers. Though one of its earliest ancestors was a part of the vast Standard Oil interests until 1911, Pennzoil was not a major factor in the oil and gas industry until its 1965 takeover of United Gas Corporation, a company many times its size. In a high-profile corporate war, in 1988 Pennzoil accepted a settlement of $3 billion from Texaco after the latter was found guilty of interference in Pennzoil's failed merger with Getty Oil. The cash payment, larger than Pennzoil's total assets at the time, was a climax to Pennzoil's long and complex history of corporate gamesmanship, much of it engineered by the company's longtime chairman, J. Hugh Liedtke. Ironically, the Texaco settlement actually weakened Pennzoil, and the company was subsequently in danger of being taken over itself.



by Sherman H. Skolnick
In the 1950s, George Herbert Walker Bush got into the oil business with his partners, the Liedtke brothers. Bush was assisted by his father, Prescott Bush, Sr., who was one of Adolph Hitler's bankers jointly with the Bush relative, George Herbert Walker.
Also greatly assisting Bush was Eugene Meyer who had reportedly built up his fortune by massive fraud misusing Liberty War Bonds, used to suck money out of common Americans with the then new, conspiratorial Federal Reserve, all used to finance and force Americans to fight in England and Europe's bloodbath, World War One. With his loot, Meyer bought the then failing Washington Post newspaper. Meyer's daughter, Katherine Graham, became publicly known as if she were the sole "owner" of the Post, despite the fact that British royalty had a large financial interest in the Post and later, sister publication Newsweek Magazine. Suppressed was the first edition of a book that showed the Washington Post was a front for the American CIA, Deborah Davis' book "Katherine the Great".
Much later, Bush brought in numerous British royalty into his oil ventures. Later, Bush was given honorary title by the Queen. Yet, the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 9, forbids U.S. officials to have titles of nobility and be beholden to foreign kings and princes.

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.


2012 - The Revolution Has Begun

The head gardener, John Walquist, was making his Saturday afternoon rounds at 3:30 PM on November 20, 1915. About fifty feet from the house, on the south driveway, he found a package containing four one-pound sticks of dynamite.
A trip wire was set to trigger the bomb if the Archbold car drove over it. John D. Archbold was then taking a Hudson River pleasure sail on his yacht, the Vixen.

The estate, called Cedar Cliff, stood across Broadway from Transfiguration Church and is now a condominium development known as the Quay. If you look closely, you can see the old stone pillars marking the entrance. Archbold was a millionaire, the president of Standard Oil after John D. Rockefeller, and a Tarrytowner for roughly the last thirty years of his life.

The Tarrytown police believed that the bomb was the work of the International Workers of the World (the I.W.W.—the "Wobblies") and that the assassination attempt was precipitated by the execution of Joseph Hillstrom in Salt Lake City the day before. "Joe Hill" was an I.W.W. member and writer of working class songs who wrote on the eve of his death by firing squad, "Don't waste any time mourning—organize!" A year and a half earlier the I.W.W. had been to Tarrytown on two occasions, protesting the industrial policies of the John D. Rockefellers—junior and senior. This was followed by a fatal explosion at an illicit bomb factory in New York. The Tarrytown police combed the countryside for the bomber; armed guards were posted at the Archbold home, and security was tightened at other Tarrytown estates.

Q:  Is it true that George W. Bush has issued many more signing statements than any other president?
A:  No, Bill Clinton issued many more signing statements.  The controversy is about the kind of signing statements Bush has issued.
Q:  What kind of claims does Bush make in his signing statements that has people upset?
A:  In one frequently used phrase, George W. Bush has routinely asserted that he will not act contrary to the constitutional provisions that direct the president to “supervise the unitary executive branch.”  This formulation can be found first in a signing statement of Ronald Reagan, and it was repeated several times by George H. W. Bush.  Basically, Bush asserts that Congress cannot pass a law that undercuts the constitutionally granted authorities of the President.

The first clear major war started on sole Presidential authority was the Korean War; the need to respond quickly to nuclear threat caused further delegation during the Cold War, but Congress began to challenge the authority after the Vietnam War with the War Powers Resolution; Lyndon B. Johnson had made major combat commitments with the authority of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, later seen as given in haste.
Some go beyond the unitary theory to speak of unilateral Presidential authority. [2] One American political figure who has supported strong authority for decades is Dick Cheney. [3]

Don Evans, Commerce Secretary
Evans was George W Bush's campaign manager in the last three elections and his chief fundraiser, pulling in millions from cronies in the oil patch. Before that he was CEO and Chairman of the Colorado-based oil company, Tom Brown Inc. Evans was also a Board member of Sharp Drilling, an oil industry contractor. As Commerce Secretary he will oversee the National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), the lead agency for US oceans and air. This will likely torpedo any worthwhile research or policy recommendations on climate change. And since 25 per cent of America's domestic oil and natural gas production comes from offshore drilling the industry must be glad to have a friend on the inside.

The fact that Evans and Tom Brown, Inc. were the beneficiaries of a Governor Bush-promoted oil company tax break did not unduly upset the Texas electorate. As Bush made clear early on during his 1978 congressional race, 'There's no such thing as being too closely aligned to the oil business in West Texas.'
"However," FPIF adds, "unlike the other big oilman of the administration, Dick Cheney, Evans has little experience in international exploration. He knows far more about the Permian Basin than the Caspian Sea. But Evans, loyalist that he is, is unlikely to create any international initiatives at Commerce that will go against the Bush foreign policy team."

Robert Bryce, writing for the March 20, 2000, Austin Chronicle, adds: [1]
"Evans' close ties to Bush and his contacts with other members of 'the Big Rich' made him a natural choice to be Bush's national finance chairman. And Evans has exceeded all expectations. He has coordinated an unprecedented fundraising drive for Bush. He helped organize the Pioneers, a group of Bush backers who each pledged to raise $100,000. The program has been remarkably successful. At last count there were more than 200 Pioneers who have reached the $100,000 goal." [2] See Bush's Rangers.



Former Bush Ranger Robert Wood Johnson IV, the New York Jets owner, is backing Romney. So is lobbyist Wayne Berman, another past Ranger. Both raised at least $500,000 in 2008 for McCain, an Arizona U.S. senator. Pawlenty can count on the support of at least two other former Bush fundraisers: William Strong, a Morgan Stanley (MS) managing director, and Warren Staley, the former Cargill Inc. chairman and chief executive officer.


Casey Johnson The Heiress

Woody Johnson the owner of super-popular and successful New York Jets managed to build up a kingdom which after the tragic death of his brothers granted him with exclusive rights. Johnson & Johnson is a well-known and respected name in the industry and offered the chance for the family to provide their children with all that's necessary and even more. Casey Johnson proved to be a special girl right from the beginning enjoying the fame and fortune to extremes.

At the start of 2005, as Brody and Clare were still haggling over the e-mail, the Jenner team came across some explosive information. On Jan. 25, with jury selection set to start in three weeks, they found an old article disclosing that William Strong, Morgan Stanley's lead investment banker on the Sunbeam deal, had been indicted in Italy in 1995 for his alleged role in a corruption scandal. Strong was then head of Salomon Brothers International Ltd. The authorities had dropped the charges in 2001 for technical reasons, but Strong was not absolved until 2003. That meant that at the time of the Sunbeam deal, Strong faced criminal charges in Italy.
This was the first the Jenner lawyers had heard about this episode, even though a year earlier Maass had ordered Morgan Stanley to produce all documents relating to Strong's "truthfulness, veracity or moral turpitude." Strong's Italian indictment had received little, if any, press coverage in the United States. (A Nexis search turned up no articles from that time.) Strong was still a powerful figure at Morgan Stanley, serving as vicechairman of its investment banking operations and enjoying prominence in Chicago social circles. Morgan Stanley explained that it withheld documents mentioning the indictment because they weren't in Strong's personnel file. Maass would later say there was "no excuse" for not turning them over. Soon after they found the article, the Jenner lawyers filed a motion asking Maass to sanction the investment bank for discovery violations, including the incomplete e-mail production.

William H. Strong

Photo: William StrongTrustee Liaison to IU Northwest
  • Appointed to board in 2010
  • Current term: 2010-2013
  • County of Residence: Lake County, IL

Trustee Strong, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley in Chicago, has been engaged in developing solutions to solve complex and difficult client problems for more than 30 years across more than 20 countries.  These solutions have included many of the largest capital raising transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the United States.  In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Trustee Strong for a three-year term to the Board of Visitors of The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  The Department of Defense called upon his expertise in 2008, asking him to organize and lead an economic mission to Iraq, where he conferred with leading Iraqi and U.S. officials about approaches to accelerate investments in Iraq by Western companies. He is a member of the  Board of  Trustees of the Newseum Inc., a museum in Washington, D.C. dedicated to celebrating the First Amendment to the US Constitution; a  Life Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and he has played an active role in fund-raising at Colgate University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of Purdue University and earned an MBA from Northwestern University.
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In May 2003, the process of discovery, in which each side seeks documents from the other, got under way. As is common in pretrial fencing, Morgan Stanley resisted some requests. The firm said it would be an invasion of privacy to hand over the personnel files of employees on the Sunbeam account, including William Strong, the account's top banker. Judge Maass sided in part with Morgan Stanley and limited the request to any documents about the employees' "truthfulness, veracity, or moral turpitude."
Unbeknownst to the Perelman team, Mr. Strong had been tried on bribery charges in Italy in the 1990s stemming from a previous job with Salomon Brothers. He was acquitted after a trial, while working for Morgan Stanley, but the firm didn't produce any documents on the matter. Mr. Perelman's lawyers stumbled across a news clipping in early 2005 while researching the case. Morgan Stanley said the information wasn't in Mr. Strong's personnel file and wasn't subject to discovery. The judge said there was "no excuse" for not providing documents about the Italian charges and found that Morgan Stanley "purposefully withheld" the information.

Mr. Strong's sudden resignation came as Salomon is struggling to regain its place in the investment banking business. His duties would be taken over temporarily by executives in London during the search for a replacement, Salomon said.
The 41-year-old investment banker gained respect on Wall Street during the late 1980's while at Salomon. He was named head of Salomon's European investment banking in 1991, and was given credit for rebuilding the once-moribund division into a healthy competitor. He was rewarded last October with the top job in international banking. In his job at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Strong will be responsible for the firm's corporate finance activities in the domestic offices.
On Wall Street, which trades in a cache of titles and bonuses, the move was a surprise.
"A guy with his track record could have gotten a comparable level job with any competitor," one Salomon executive said.
Salomon executives said that Mr. Strong, a native Midwesterner, told them he made the decision for family reasons.
In an interview yesterday, Mr. Strong said his decision to leave Salomon after 13 years was based largely on his admiration for Morgan Stanley. "If your goal in life is to be an investment banker," he said, "what better place to be than at Morgan Stanley?"


Enmeshment masquerading as alignment: the messy business of seeing through a psychodynamic lens at entry.

Kathleen Pogue White, Ph.D.
Wednesday, October 27
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room,  IPTAR West
140 West 97th Street
New York, NY 10025

Kathleen Pogue White, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and leadership development consultant in independent practice in New York.  Recently, Dr. White’s consulting career has focused on executive coaching and executive role consultation in several organizations, including the most recent: the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis; American Express, Goldman Sachs & Co., NY; Hewlett Packard, CA; Morgan Stanley, NY; The Casey Foundation, Baltimore; The Tavistock Institute, London; the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, NY (ASCAP); The Metropolitan Police, London.

Dr. White is a founding member and past director of the William Alanson White Institute Organization Program, a Learning Center promoting psychoanalytic understanding of organizations.  Dr. White is a fellow in several professional organizations: the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the A.K.Rice Institute for the Study of Groups and Organizations, and the Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis.  She holds membership in the Group Relations Board of Review, Tavistock Institute, London.
For further information:
James Krantz, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Laurence J. Gould Center for Socio-Analytic Studies

http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/back_issues/issue_one/gail_lewis.html  (If you will take the time to read all of this I think you'll be glad you did)  ...cal
We know that don’t we? I mean we have some stories to tell about that kind of thing, that proximity of love and racism, the simultaneous closeness and distance, the us-ing and them-ing inside the family. And I think stories like ours – like Obama’s -need telling. Because I was reading some stuff that a black woman psychoanalyst from the USA called Kathleen Pogue White11 has written about surviving hate and being hated and she was saying that she thinks that we all have our hate stories to tell but that there is a taboo about doing so12. And mostly she’s thinking and writing about racial hatred though she knows that hatred takes many forms. And Mum she recounts a story from one of the black women she saw as a patient, a black woman called Marsha and who had a white mother and a black father, a woman who was very successful in her working life but somehow is lonely and unhappy and who describes herself as “a typical evil nigger bitch”13. Anyway this woman patient thought that her mother had died when she was a baby and that this was the cause of the fact that she was inconsolable as a baby. But through her therapeutic work with Kathleen Pogue White she was to learn a terrible biographical truth Mum. A truth rooted in her birth mother’s inability to do those daily negotiations of family – and other - racism that Frances Winddance Twine14 found some white mothers adopted as part of what she called an “anti-racist parenting strategy”. Anyway what she found out was that one day her birth mother put her in her pram and took her to the park and on the walk

understanding of the human condition of hatred. But through
understanding our experiences of hating and being hated, can we also
inform psychoanalytic theory and its application?
I take it to be a basic truth that everyone has experienced hating and
being hated. Hatred is an ordinary human experience that has extraordinary
results. Maybe it is because of those extraordinary outcomes that
we accord hatred the status of taboo. We seem to feel, in the common
culture, that if we speak hate’s name or invoke its memory we will suffer
a grim consequence. On the other hand, we fantasize that if we don’t
speak it, it doesn’t exist. The collusion of silence makes hatred unbearably
I think that all of us have our hate-stories to tell, if we dare. We all
have our hate-scars, some of which are better healed than others, and
some of us are better healed, as persons who have hated and been hated,
than others.
So I accept not only that our theory teaches us about hate, but also
that, if we converse with one another about our experiences of hatred,
we may demystify it, and that may allow us to inform and enliven psychoanalytic
theory about hatred, and may even ameliorate the effects of
hating and being hated within ourselves. We would undertake this piece
of work on behalf of our own personal and professional development,
as well as on behalf of our patients. In a small way, we would also
undertake it on behalf of the global community, where the monstrous
results of hatred proliferate.
I have had many kinds of conversations about hating and being hated.
Some go this way: “Those hateful things are in the past. Things are different,
now.” Here, defenses are mobilized against the apprehension of
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complexity; there is a denial of the existence of the hatred. This kind of
conversation makes one feel deadened, if not actively hateful oneself.
Another conversation about hatred goes like this: “My experiences of
being hated are more interesting, damaging, pernicious, catastrophic,
and worthy of comment than yours.” Two experiences stand out as an
example of this conversation.
When I was defending my dissertation (White, 1977) on black identity
formation, I was trying to account for the effect of internalized negative
projections in the development of the black sense of self. One of the
readers said that the dissertation wouldn’t be worthy of inclusion in the
scientific literature unless I compared the black population to the identity
formation of other persecuted peoples; after all, Jews had been persecuted
and they didn’t have identity problems. Isador Chein, my chairman,
rest in peace, said “their persecution is their persecution, our persecution
is our persecution; they don’t compete.”
Another experience I had not long ago was with a friend who was
doing some work with what were then the start-up managers of the new
Holocaust Museum in Washington. We were talking about the importance
of maintaining the atrocities of racial hatred in memory.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cate Blanchett needs educating/Single wide FEMA mobile homes cannot be used after tornadoes in Cordova, Ala

But first watch the video about Chemtrails and what they are doing at Venice Beach, CA.  ...cal
Here’s a photo montage of the first “Outreach at the Beach”.Three Los Angeles-area Grassroots-Activist groups (Organized by Chemtrail Documentary Filmmaker, Michael J. Murphy) united to promote Chemtrail and Geoengineering Awareness for an afternoon at Venice Beach on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Lyrics Something's in the Air
Call out the instigators
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now
Lock up the streets and houses
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now
Hand out the arms and ammo
We're going to blast our way through here
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together


Hollywood star Blanchett under fire over carbon tax

Hollywood star Blanchett under fire over carbon tax AFP/Getty Images/File – Hollywood A-lister Cate Blanchett (pictured in February) has found herself under fire for fronting a …
SYDNEY (AFP) – Hollywood A-lister Cate Blanchett found herself under fire for fronting a campaign promoting the government's planned carbon tax, with critics saying she is out of touch with ordinary Australians.
The wealthy Oscar winner features in a new advert, funded by a coalition of unions and green groups, urging Australians to "Say Yes" to a tax on carbon.


Cate Blanchett Inspired By Al Gore

January 2, 2009
Australian actress Cate Blanchett has opened up about being inspired by Al Gore and the way he helped her become a warrior for the Environment.
“We all know the facts about dangerous climate change,” she told Mindfood magazine in Australia. "It’s very easy to shift from despair to suicidal depression in the wake of that information.
“In 2006 the inspirational Al Gore came out to ignite the Climate Project (TCP), which is generously supported by the ACF, where citizens from all walks of life in Australia are indoctrinated and empowered with the information [and a version of the slide show featured in Gore’s documentary film] An Inconvenient Truth to go out into their communities and spread the word.
“He trained 70 people then [in Sydney]. My husband and I went. We went as citizens and we went as concerned parents. We wanted to do something with our anxiety and to turn our anxiety into action. We were so inspired by the passion of the people doing the training, who were obviously inspired by Al Gore himself. It was the individuals [attending] who were then asking pertinent and specific questions about climate change and had the passion to go back and communicate to their communities.
Blanchett helped launch the Australian Conservation Foundation's Who On Earth Cares campaign, which aims to inspire people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. She has also filmed a special appeal for SolarAid that can be viewed on YouTube.
“I think there is an opportunity in climate change. We all know the depressing facts but there is also the opportunity to re-ignite that sense of community. We are a very big, vast country and we forget that we have individual concerns in our communities, which are made up of individuals who all vote and all consume. We are all consumers and if we change the way we consume and think in our communities we can have an enormously powerful effect on governments that need to be lobbied and on the big polluters who need to be shamed into action. But it is the grassroots action where the real opportunity in climate change lies.”

CORDOVA, Ala. (AP) - James Ruston's house was knocked off its foundation by tornadoes that barreled through town last month and is still uninhabitable. He thought help had finally arrived when a truck pulled up to his property with a mobile home from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Then he got the call: Single-wide mobile homes, like the FEMA one, are illegal in the city of Cordova.
The city's refusal to let homeless residents occupy temporary housing provided by FEMA has sparked outrage in this central Alabama town of 2,000, with angry citizens filling a meeting last week and circulating petitions to remove the man many blame for the decision, Mayor Jack Scott.
Ruston and many others view the city's decision as heartless, a sign that leaders don't care that some people are barely surviving in the rubble of a blue-collar town.
"People have to live somewhere. What's it matter if it's in a trailer?" asked Felicia Boston, standing on the debris-strewn lot where a friend has lived in a tent since a tornado destroyed his home on April 27.
Scott has heard all the complaints, and he isn't apologizing. He said he doesn't want run-down mobile homes parked all over town years from now.
"I don't feel guilty," he said. "I can look anyone in the eye."
Located about 35 miles northwest of Birmingham, Cordova was hit by a pair of powerful tornadoes on April 27, the day twisters killed more than 300 people across the Southeast. Officials say 238 died in Alabama, the highest death toll for any state in a spring of violent weather.
An EF-3 twister with winds of at least 140 mph slammed into the town around 5:30 a.m., knocking out power and damaging numerous buildings. An EF-4 with winds around 170 mph struck about 12 hours later, killing four people and cutting a path of destruction a half-mile wide through town.
Scores of homes, businesses and city buildings were destroyed or damaged by the time the winds died down. Nearly every red-brick storefront was whacked along Main Street, which is now deserted and blocked by a chain-link fence.
Residents whose homes were destroyed assumed they would be able to live in one of the hundreds of long, skinny mobile homes that FEMA is providing as temporary housing for tornado victims. After all, the Cordova Police Department, a pharmacy, a bank and City Hall all have moved into similar trailers since the storm.
But the city enacted a law three years ago that bans the type of mobile homes provided by FEMA, called single-wide trailers. Older single-wide mobile homes were grandfathered in under the law and double-wide mobile homes are still allowed, Scott said, but new single-wides aren't allowed and a tornado isn't any reason to change the law, even temporarily.
The city's stance prompted an outcry that's not getting any quieter, especially with other cities with similar laws granting waivers. About 200 people attended a community meeting last night where some tried to shout down Scott.
"There are trailers all over here but (Scott) wants to clean all the trash out. He doesn't like lower-class people," said Harvey Hastings.
The cotton mill, brick plant and coal mine that once made Cordova prosperous shut down years ago, but native Tony Tidwell said leaders seem to believe residents are flush with cash and can afford to build big, new houses to replace the mobile homes and small frame homes that twisters blew away.
"Let the people have a place to live," he said. To make matters worse, he said, the city is imposing a mean double standard when it refuses to let residents live in FEMA trailers but is using a nearly identical structure for police headquarters.
Scott said the city can use small trailers because it's for the common good.
"It's temporary and we know it's temporary," said the mayor. "We're trying to provide services for everyone."
Storm victims are supposed to live in FEMA housing for no longer than 18 months after a disaster, yet about 260 campers are still occupied by survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Gulf Coast last more than five years after those storms. The same thing could happen in Cordova if the city bends it rules to help tornado victims, Scott said.
Officials with FEMA have said it's a local issue and they remain ready to offer help to storm victims.
"We have several options available, and work with each community, to provide the best alternative possible for those who need housing assistance," Michael Byrne, FEMA's federal coordinating officer for Alabama, said in a statement. "We stand ready to help."
Ruston said he doesn't want to live in a mobile home forever, and he didn't want to leave Cordova to move in with a relative after his FEMA trailer was turned away.
Now, he said, it might not be worth going back.
"If we're going to have a mayor like that I'll just go elsewhere," he said.