Friday, September 30, 2011

Neal Cassady (Hippie) Allen Ginsberg

The Avant Garde: Allen Ginsberg

Jack Kerouac Biography


Name at birth: Jean Louis Kerouac
Jack Kerouac studied briefly at Columbia University in New York (1940-41), where he met Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William S. Burroughs. Together they challenged the status quo in the literary world, writing frankly about their personal lives, which were dominated by alcohol and wild times. Kerouac coined the phrase "beat generation" to represent a general feeling among young intellectuals that the American dream had gone sour somewhere along the line. He is most famous for his 1957 novel On The Road, and is the author of the novels Dharma Bums and Desolation Angels.

Extra credit: In 2005 his military record, which includes many biographical details, was posted here, at The Smoking Gun.
Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg all appear in our loop on Counterculture Heavyweights.

SEPTEMBER 6--A decade before 'On the Road' was published, Jack Kerouac evinced 'strong schizoid trends' that led military officials to declare him unfit for service. Details of Kerouac's 1943 honorable discharge--after just ten days of active duty--are contained in the late writer's official U.S. Naval Reserve file, which TSG obtained from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The Beat Generation chronicler, who died at age 47 in 1969, enlisted in December 1942 and reported for active duty three months later. Almost immediately, though, he landed in the hospital, where he was examined by medical personnel who initially concluded that Kerouac suffered from dementia, according to the detail-rich military documents. Kerouac, pictured at right in his official Navy portrait, complained that the harsh appraisal, which was later softened, came after he complained of headaches and asked for aspirin. Instead, 'they diagnosed me Dementia Praecox,' he said. On the following pages you'll find a selection of the compelling Kerouac documents, beginning with the below June 1943 report recommending his discharge. A medical history report quotes Kerouac recalling a 'sex contact' with a 32-year-old woman (he was 14 at the time) that 'upset him somewhat.' The document also includes information from his mother and father, with mom reporting that she 'believes him heterosexual but interest in girls shallow.' A second, more extensive, medical report touches on Kerouac's masturbatory habits, writing ambitions, drunken sprees, and the voices and symphonies in his head. A must read, this report also includes Kerouac noting that he 'had been writing a novel, in the style of James Joyce, about his home town, and averaging approximately 16 hours daily in an effort to get it down. This was an experiment and he doesn't intend to publish.' The file's only example of Kerouac's writing is a one-page letter, drafted at the time of his enlistment, describing his spotty work history. (18 pages)

Neal Cassady

Howl w/Lyrics and music
what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States.


Tony Coehlo

Anthony L. Coelho Profile -  

Mr. Coelho was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1978 to 1989. After leaving ... Service Corp Intl - 296th on the Forbes 500s (Assets) in 2003 ...
Coehlo's Wavy Gravy New questions about Gore campaign chair Tony Coehlo's controversial role as U.S. commissioner of the Expo '98 World Fair in Lisbon, while Coehlo was promoting the Luso-American Wave Foundation, were made public last week by the Center for Public Integrity. (Coehlo was briefly eased out of the spotlight by the appointment of Donna Brazile, the Dukakis aide who was tagged as a smear artist in the 1988 presidential campaign after she called then vice president Bush a philanderer. Is Gore looking for trouble?) According to the Center, Coehlo didn't include a controversial $300,000 personal loan from a Lisbon bank in a federal financial-disclosure report he filed in 1998, an apparent violation of the ethics-in-government act. The disclosure form showed that he made more than $1.8 million in 1997 and had a net worth of $10 million. Coehlo's lawyer, Stanley Brand, initially told reporters that the loan "was paid off" with "donations"— including a large contribution from Coehlo himself. Later, however, Brand said that Coehlo "is in the process of paying off" the loan and still owes $109,000. A report by the State Department's inspector general raised the question of whether the government is responsible for the loan, since it was held for a time in a government account while Coehlo was running the fair. The potential liability could increase since the Foundation got contributions ranging from $100 to $5000 from Portuguese Americans whose names were to be engraved on a Lisbon monument called The Wave, erected to honor families that had emigrated to the U.S. Even now a Web site urges visitors to "contribute to the Wave and have your name engraved on the monument." However, no names have ever been engraved on the monument, and Luso-American's certificate of incorporation was revoked last month in Washington, D.C., "for having failed and/or refused to file any of the reports required by law." It was never granted tax-exempt status by the IRS, and in fact was officially incorporated seven months after Coehlo first sought donations and two months after the fair closed. The Center maintained that "throughout the fair the Foundation was no more than a toll-free telephone number and a mailing address within the offices of a Washington lobbying firm." The loan was paid off last week with Coehlo's personal funds, Brand said. The former congressman received the loan after the deadline for filing the personal-disclosure form. The IRS tax-exempt application is pending. As for the money to put names on the monument, it went to build the structure, Brand said. Coehlo's disclosure statement also reveals that he is a major investor in Portuguese funeral parlors, holding more than $1 million worth of stock in Service Corporation International, the behemoth mortuary conglomerate that allegedly was involved in irregularities in George W. Bush's gubernatorial reelection campaign (seeMondo Washington, July 20). SCI allegedly pumped money into Bush's campaign in hopes he could gut Texas Funeral Commission rules banning the employment of cheapo contract embalmers.
Coehlo's involvement with the U.S.-based firm was aimed at helping it get a foothold in the lucrative Portuguese undertaking market, which features one-stop "death supermarkets," including embalming, chapels, and even restaurants for mourners under one roof. SCI, from which Coehlo drew $283,000 in director's fees and other compensation during 1998, reportedly contracted with the Catholic Church in Lisbon to bury approximately 5000 parishioners a year.

What did Michael Jackson & John Lennon have in common "UPCOMING TOUR" Scientology 101-2
Michael Jackson’s favorite doctor, celebrity dermatologist Arnold Klein, ought to be preparing to deal with the onslaught of negative publicity sure to erupt around him once the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray gets underway.  Yet he has kept his legal team busy filing a (new) bombshell pleading to augment his January 2011 bankruptcy case.  In it, Klein blames several people and institutions for what he claims is a multimillion-dollar fraud that caused his financial misfortune.
Arnold William "Arnie" Klein (born February 27, 1945) is an American dermatologist and Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.

Who Really Runs America?by Michael Collins Piper, American Free Press, Vol 7, #48, Nov 26, 2007
Vanity Fair's `Top 100' seems to confirm age-old `canards' about `Jewish power'
16. David Geffen, Hollywood business partner of aforementioned Steven Spielberg and a major movie industry figure in his own right.
The December release of John Lennon's album Double Fantasy seems an impressive feat for a new label, but at the time Lennon stated that Geffen was the only one with enough confidence in him to agree to a deal without hearing the record first. An alternate view is that Geffen was the only label head to pay attention to Lennon's wife and partner Yoko Ono. In December 1980, Lennon was fatally shot and Double Fantasy became a massive seller.
Debbie Rowe Back at Dr. Klein's Office
Debbie Rowe is back at Dr. Arnold Klein's office -- the place she worked for years, helping the doctor treat Michael Jackson.

The Lost Lennon Tour

November 2010 : Issue 135

On the eve of the former Beatle’s tragic assassination
30 years ago, John Lennon & Yoko Ono were planning to tour the world with a live production years ahead of its time.
In this chronicle special, Mark Cunningham talks to the people involved and unravels the missing pieces of an everlasting legacy...

In the second half of 1980, five years after turning his back on the rock star rat race in favour of raising his son Sean with wife Yoko Ono, John Lennon was making a profound comeback and the maverick couple were playing the media circus game to the full.

    For the first time since 1975, Lennon returned to the recording studio to create a fresh body of work, and with the help of co-producer Jack Douglas and a crack band of session musicians, the result was Double Fantasy.

    The first album release on Geffen Records, David Geffen’s newly-founded label, its songs — including ‘Watching The Wheels’, ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the timeless ‘Woman’ — were arranged back-to-back by the husband and wife duo to form an intimate ‘heart play’.
Murray claims that Klein addicted Jackson to Demerol and other powerful narcotics. It's part of his plan to establish Michael as a lost cause physically.
Murray's legal team claims Klein fueled MJ's addiction as recently as 2009 by giving him scores of Demerol injections in the months prior to his death.
He may have a point there. In the months before Jackson died, Dr. Arnold Klein gave Jackson 51 Demerol injections. But is it relevant to the case?
The docs claim it is for this reason: "Due to Mr. Klein's actions, Mr. Jackson became physiologically and psychologically dependent on Demerol." (Kurt Cobain)
Q: What would it take to bring the FBI on board?
A: You have to remember there's a lot of pressure. Courtney is very powerful, and she has very powerful lawyers working for her. Her private investigator, the guy she stuck on us, Palladino, he worked for Bill Clinton. His name is mentioned in the congressional reports, during the impeachment trial, the 81 questions put to Clinton. He worked for Clinton during the '92 campaign and seems to have continued to work for him. Her (Countney's) mentor is David Geffen who is very influential and has a lot of pressure brought to bear by her camp to make sure that this goes away.
After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as "the spokesman of a generation".[2]

DGC Records (acronym for "David Geffen Company")
Bill Clinton, president of the United States. Travolta met him in 1997, and was delighted: "he said he wanted to help me with the Scientology situation in Germany." (Source: TIME 22.9.1997) Official reason: years ago, Clinton had a roommate who was a Scientologist and had really liked him. Actual reason: he wanted a positive portrayal of the president in the movie Primary Colors. Clinton assigned national security adviser (!) Sandy Berger to the Scientology problem. In New Year 2000, he sent a greetings message to Scientologists, thanking them for all your efforts to promote [religious freedom] and to build communities united in understanding, compassion and mutual respect."

He also wrote an article for Freedom Magazine, Scientology's infamous propaganda magazine.
Hillary Clinton, at the time she was first Lady, greeted the members of the Scientology front group Hands of Hope, and received a quilt with a quote of L. Ron Hubbard. (The event was later appropriately named Clearwatergate).

The departure of Janeane Garofalo
After months of speculation, Garofalo announced on the broadcast of Friday, July 14, 2006 that she would be leaving her co-host position on The Majority Report; on the Wednesday, July 19 broadcast (while Seder and Garofalo were interviewing Jason Bateman), Garofalo cited her reason for leaving the show as precipitated by several "unrecoverable" on-air arguments with Seder; she also said that she regards Seder as a better radio broadcaster than she, and therefore a better choice to continue The Majority Report. Her endorsement of the above-mentioned Scientology program also put a wedge between her and Seder.
Although several reasons for her departure were cited (including her outside acting responsibilities, which made her largely absent from The Majority Report for several weeks prior), the relationship between Garofalo and co-host Sam Seder had become increasingly strained, owed largely to Garofalo's promotion of a Scientology-linked treatment program for firefighters and rescue workers in New York City. On June 2, Garofalo responded to Seder's opposition, suggesting that he would not have a problem with the program if it were linked to Jews rather than Scientologists. [4] Seder, who is Jewish, and his producer walked off the set in angry protest. [5]
Garofalo's long stint on the final season of the NBC drama The West Wing (as Louise Thornton, media strategist for Jimmy Smits' character, presidential candidate Matt Santos) did not allow her to be in New York to co-host The Majority Report for several weeks; this allowed Sam to make the program his own, and she acknowledged that this had a part to play in her decision to leave. She mentioned that Seder was her favorite available choice for co-host when she was approached by Air America for the radio show; her first choice (as she said in obvious jest) was her favorite actor, the legendary Steve McQueen, who of course has been deceased for many years. Her last broadcast as co-host of The Majority Report aired on July 21, 2006.
Garofalo returned to the show occasionally, performing as Senator Katherine Harris, a comedic/satirical impersonation of Katherine Harris, former (Republican) Florida Secretary of State and Representative for FL-13.
its obvious now with all the evidence/reports available that the criminal organisation scientology has infiltrated politicians. if i am to vote i want to know which politician focker is a scientologist or have accepted donations from scientology and make sure they get nowhere near the whitehouse. the collapse of the US economy has caused a domino effect knocking out the UK and europe. the US an UK governments are a sham and have serious security issues.

ROYALTY: Cruise with second wife Nicole Kidman in 1992 meeting Princess Diana, another of Morton's subjects,,1131300,00.html
Cruise & Scientology
Wednesday November 16, 2005 04:00 PM EST
Madonna Defends Tom Cruise & Scientology | Madonna, Tom Cruise
Beyond talk of the new CD, the Material Mom, 47, paints a colorful portrait of herself in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine as she states her positions on such topics as politics, marriage, pain and religion – comparing herself to another outspoken star who's been criticized for his spiritual leanings, Scientologist Tom Cruise.   (Keith Olberman video)
updated 3/29/2006 2:13:56 AM ET 2006-03-29T07:13:56
The battle between Tom Cruise and Scientology and its foes is heating up.
Cruise and Scientology have been in the news lately because of an allegedly censored “South Park” parody of the religion — and now Scientology and the “Top Gun” star are being blamed for a woman’s death.
“Thanks, Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology, for your expert advice on mental health,” blasts an ad in LA Weekly. The ad goes on to say that a woman was killed “by the schizophrenic son she was told to treat with vitamins instead of psychiatric care.”
The ad refers readers to a Web site, which provides details on the case of Jeremy Perkins, a 28-year-old schizophrenic who stabbed his mother to death. Perkins was a staunch Scientologist and his mother was a counselor in the church — which opposes psychiatry and psychiatric drugs and “believes modern psychiatric medicine derives from an ancient alien civilization’s plot to drug and enslave humanity,” notes the site.
A spokesman for the Celebrity Center of the Church didn’t respond to requests for comment by deadline.
Scientology activism
Hayes joined Scientology around 1995. He contributed endorsement blurbs for many Scientology books. The frontispiece page for Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought (1997 paperback edition) quotes Hayes as saying "If you really want to know about the mind, the spirit and life itself, read Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought. It will put you on the right path!" In 1996, Hayes began hosting The Isaac Hayes and Friends Radio Show on WRKS in New York City. While there Hayes became a client of young vegan raw food chef, Elijah Joy and his company Organic Soul, Inc. Hayes also appears in the Scientology film Orientation.
In 1998 Hayes and fellow Scientologist entertainers Anne Archer, Chick Corea and Haywood Nelson attended the 30th anniversary of Freedom Magazine, the Church of Scientology's investigative news journal, at the National Press Club in Washington DC, to honor eleven human rights activists.[18]
In 2001, Hayes and Doug E. Fresh, another Scientologist musician, recorded a Scientology-inspired album called The Joy Of Creating – The Golden Era Musicians And Friends Play L. Ron Hubbard.[19]

Shaft Isaac Hayes (notice Jesse Jackson)

The Value of Scientology

What Scientologists Say About Scientology

“Prior to my knowledge of Scientology and the many tools and technology it makes available, I was extremely busy, going everywhere at a snail’s pace. I was playing hide-and-seek with myself, a very frustrating game. But that game is over and the frustration that accompanied it is handled. “Scientology allows me to have certainty about what I know. Personally and professionally, there’s no more guessing about how to be. I calmly point and click. I know that I have hit the mark. Now I am free for the most important thing about me: creativity. What I want is a matter of choice — my choice. How I get it is a matter of ‘trust Scientology.’”
— Haywood Nelson

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two 14 year olds killed in Monsanto fields
1) recently came across this tragic and devastating news story involving two young teenage girls, also employees of Monsanto, that were fatally electrocuted while detasseling GM corn fields.
Two detasselers are confirmed dead and eight more injured in an electrocution accident in a Whiteside County field.
Emergency crews were called to a corn field south of Tampico just before 9 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011.
There they found four detasselers electrocuted and another six shocked.
Police say four detasselers who suffered the most-serious injuries were taken to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Chevy Conkling was among the 72 detasselers in the field Monday when four of their owner were electrocuted, killing 14-year-old Hannah Kendall and 14-year-old Jade Garza.

What is the legal age at which you can get a job in Illinois?

15 years old with a worker's permit
Posted Aug 06, 2011 @ 04:50 PM

The father of a northwestern Illinois girl who was electrocuted while removing tassels from corn filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against the company that hired his daughter.
Brian Kendall's lawsuit against St. Louis-based Monsanto Corp. says his daughter's death could have been prevented. Hannah Kendall and Jade Garza, both 14 years old and from Sterling, were killed July 25 when they came into contact with a field irrigator while working near Tampico.
"The information that we have so far is that there was an appreciated, understood, electrical problem with connections to the irrigation system there and nothing was done about it obviously, prior to the kids going out there and as a result two deaths and serious injuries have occurred," said Todd Smith, Brian Kendall's attorney.
Donald Matthews, one of the field owners, told reporters that lightning had struck the irrigation system. About 72 people were de-tasseling corn for Monsanto at the time. Two other teens also were seriously injured. Six workers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Brian Kendall's lawsuit says Monsanto knew about problems with the field's irrigation equipment and did nothing to fix them.
"The actual owner and her husband gave instructions that the electricity should be shut off to that system, but it was obliviously not done," Smith said.
The Occupations Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.
Monsanto denied the Kendall family's claims in a statement and said crews wouldn't have been allowed to work in the cornfield if the company knew there was an electrical hazard.
"Until OSHA's accident investigation is complete, we believe that any comment regarding the cause of this event is premature and unjustified," the statement read.
The suit also names ComEd, which runs the electric meter hit by lightning, and Matthews and his wife, who own the farm.
Seed companies, such as Monsanto, hire people to detassle corn so it produces pure stands of hybrid seed. To produce cross-bred hybrids, the companies remove tassels from "female" rows of corn. Interplanted "male" rows then pollinate the female plants to produce a hybrid. The jobs typically go to high school and college students looking to earn summer cash.
ComEd said in a statement they were working with local authorities and could not speak "to the specifics in this pending litigation." One of the Matthews' relatives answered the phone Saturday morning and said the couple was not speaking to the media.
DeLauro is married to political strategist Stan Greenberg. They are close friends with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

100 NY police boycott in solidarity with Wall Street protests

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The U.S. District court for the Southern District of New York seems intent on keeping ex-NASDAQ chairman and $50 billion Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff confined to his Upper East Side Manhattan luxury home and not in a federal lock-up.
Two judges in the New York federal circuit, Theodore Katz and Ronald Ellis, have ruled that Madoff should stay in his town house and out of prison.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey, whose son Marc Mukasey of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani represents Frank DiPascali, one of the Madoff cronies, once served on the federal bench with Katz and Ellis in New York. Katz was appointed by George H. W. Bush while Ellis, an African American, was appointed by Clinton.
WMR previously reported that Madoff is suspected of transferring much of his ill-gotten gain to Israeli banks, including one, Bank Leumi, that Madoff associate J. Ezra Merkin bought from the Israeli government when Ariel Sharon was prime minister and current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was finance minister.
Almost forgotten in the Madoff scandal is another scandal in which Morris “Moshe” Talansky, a New York businessman, admitted that he gave Olmert $150,000 in cash contained in envelopes. The scandal forced Olmert to announce that he was stepping down as prime minister but not before he launched a genocidal attack on Gaza.
Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a major donor to the Republican Party, has also given generously to Likud chief and prime minister-hopeful Binyamin Netanyahu, who hopes to succeed Olmert as prime minister.
Madoff, Talansky, Merkin, Olmert, Netanyahu, Adelson, one-time top GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associate Adam Kidan, Rahm Emanuel, and all their comrades in Washington, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, London, Ottawa, and Paris brings to mind the Hebrew saying “ba’al ha’mea ba’al ha’dea” or “the one with the money calls the shots” or even more telling, “he who has the gold makes the rules.”

Murdoch and Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm.
The company was founded in 1882 by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Like The New York Times and the Washington Post, the company was in recent years publicly traded but privately controlled. The company was led by the Bancroft family, which effectively controlled 64% of all voting stock, before being acquired by News Corporation.
The company became a subsidiary of News Corporation after an extended takeover bid during 2007.[3] It was reported on August 1, 2007 that the bid had been successful[4][5] after an extended period of uncertainty about shareholder agreement.[6] The transaction was completed on December 13, 2007. It was worth US$5 billion or $60 a share, giving NewsCorp control of The Wall Street Journal and ending the Bancroft family's 105 years of ownership.[7]
In 2010, the company sold 90% of Dow Jones Indexes to the CME Group, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

CME Group
CME Group Inc. (NASDAQCME) owns and operates large derivatives and futures exchanges in Chicago and New York City, as well as online trading platforms. It also owns the Dow Jones stock and financial indexes. The contracts its exchanges trade include futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, rare and precious metals, weather and real estate.[1]
The corporate world headquarters are in the Chicago Loop financial district The corporation was formed by the 2007 merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). On March 17, 2008, it announced its acquisition of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange and Commodity Exchange, Inc (COMEX), which was formally completed on August 22, 2008.[2] The four exchanges now operate as designated contract markets (DCM) of the CME Group.[3]
On February 10, 2010, CME announced its purchase of 90% of Dow Jones Indexes including the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[4]

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Depopulation, eugenics, genocide/Warwick Films and the Marshall Plan and Gloria Vanderbilt

Depopulation Agenda: Weather Wars by Lauren Moret
The Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN)[1] was a command and control communications system intended for use by the United States government to facilitate military communications before, during and after a nuclear war. Specifically, GWEN was constructed to survive the effects of a high-altitude nuclear explosion electromagnetic pulse to insure that the United States President can give a launching order to strategic nuclear bombers.[2][3]

The St. Andrew's Church is located at the top of the
Andriyivskyi Descent, in Kiev, Ukraine.
Anderson means "Son of Andrew".
Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.[1]
Jesus’ first Apostle, Andrew, had been John the Baptist's follower, and Cousin John sent his ASSOCIATE to Jesus. Andrew heard Jesus preach and immediately decided that he had found the Lord and, along with an unnamed former disciple of John, followed Jesus. It is interesting to note that Jesus did not call Andrew; but rather, Andrew found Jesus at the encouragement of John the Baptist who saw himself as a forerunner of Christ and was in the process of turning his ministry over to Jesus the Messiah.
Project Woodpecker pertains to the Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Method which is designed to "alter the earth's magnetic field order to modify weather, create or trigger earthquakes and volcanoes, spread viruses, create the phenomenom known as electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and, to modify behavior control among the populous."
Relationship with Credit Suisse
One of its most successful ventures was an international investment banking partnership founded in 1970 by Robert L. Genillard as a Managing Partner of White Weld&Co, with Credit Suisse , called ‘’Société Anonyme du Credit Suisse et de White Weld’’ – or Credit Suisse White Weld. Sir John Craven, later head of Morgan Grenfell, led Credit Suisse White Weld from 1975 to 1978. Furthermore, Oswald Gruebel, Credit Suisse chief from 2004 to 2007, began his career in 1970 at Credit Suisse White Weld. When White Weld was purchased by Merrill Lynch, it left the partnership with Credit Suisse and was replaced by First Boston thus creating the Credit Suisse First Boston business in London. The Swiss private banking division of White Weld, founded in 1954 as White Weld & Co. AG, lives on as Clariden Bank.
UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel resigns over $2.3B rogue trading loss
Published On Sat Sep 24 2011
Oswald Gruebel’s departure from UBS caps 10 days of speculation over his future following the bank’s announcement that a single London-based trader had evaded internal control systems and gambled away $2.3 billion U.S.
James Nahirny
Managing Director, Boston
James joined Bain Capital in 2000. James was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey he worked closely with the senior management and boards of his clients on a broad range of strategic and operations issues. He previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of First Boston in both New York and Tokyo. In addition to his firm and portfolio company responsibilities, James serves on several community and industry boards, including Children’s Hospital Boston Board of Overseers. James is also Chairman of the New England Venture Capital Association. James received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Yale University.
Mr. Nahirny joined Bain Capital in 2000 and is a founding Partner of Bain Capital Ventures and a Managing Director of the firm.
George David, Non-Executive Director George David was appointed as a non-executive director of BP on 11 February 2008. Mr David began his career in The Boston Consulting Group before joining the Otis Elevator Company in 1975. He held various roles in Otis and later in United Technologies Corporation (UTC), following Otis’s merger with UTC in 1977. Mr David is vice-chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and was previously a non-executive director of Citigroup. Ian Davis, Non-Executive Director Ian Davis joined the board as a non-executive director of BP on 2 April 2010. He is a member of the chairman's, the remuneration and the audit committees. Mr Davis spent his early career at Bowater, moving to McKinsey & Company in 1979. He was managing partner of McKinsey’s practice in the UK and Ireland from 1996 to 2003. In 2003, he was appointed as chairman and worldwide managing director of McKinsey serving in this capacity until 2009. During his career with McKinsey, Mr Davis has served as a consultant on a range of global organizations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He will be retiring as senior partner of McKinsey & Company in July 2010. He is a member of the Mayor of Beijing International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council, and is an advisory director of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre.,_Grenfell_%26_Co.
The bank was founded by the American George Peabody in 1838 as the UK branch of his US bank which subsequently became known as J.P. Morgan & Co.[1] In 1904, Edward Grenfell was made a partner in the firm, and, in 1909, it underwent a change of name to become Morgan, Grenfell and Company. It played a key role in reconstructing Europe in the 1920's and had an extremely effective corporate finance department.[1] J.P. Morgan & Co. divested 33% of its shares in Morgan Grenfell in 1933 and all the remaining shares in 1982.[2]
In 1990 Morgan Grenfell was acquired by Deutsche Bank for $1.48 billion and was renamed Deutsche Morgan Grenfell [2] until 1999 when the use of the Morgan Grenfell name was discontinued by Deutsche Bank.[3]
Capital International, Inc. ("Capital International") "is part of the Capital Group Companies ("Capital organization"), an organisation whose affiliates' focus has been global investment management for over 70 years. Capital International, along with its institutional affiliates manages more than A$374 billion worldwide for corporations, foundations and endowments as at 31 December 2003." [1]
Nancy Englander "is senior vice president of Capital International. She is president and director of the Emerging Markets Growth Fund." Member of the Inter-American Dialogue in 1999. [1]
Nancy and her husband Harold Williams were Gold Sponsors of the 2006 Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner, Voices for Justice. Their Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation was a silver sponsor. [2] In 1987 Harold, the then president of the Getty Trust, left his wife to marry Nancy (the second-in-command at the trust); however, "Englander had to resign from the board as a result, and Williams was subsequently furious because of it." [1]
Theodore Roosevelt IV, great-grandson of the progressive Republican President Teddy Roosevelt (a favorite of neoconservatives such as John McCain), and a managing partner of Barclay Capital, as well as prominent environmentalist and internationalist (he sits on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Foreign Policy Association, and the Pew Center on Climate Change board). He is also a close associate of U.N. global-warming czar Maurice Strong, through their work with the China–U.S. Center for Sustainable Development, and is a self-described “liberal Republican.”

Whatever its impact on the environment, the cap-and-trade carbon scheme is sure to boost the economic and political prospects of people and groups that are behind it. Before the company collapsed under the weight of financial scandal, Enron under CEO Ken Lay was a key proponent of the cap-and-trade idea. So was BP’s Lord John Browne, before he resigned last May under a cloud of personal scandal. In August 1997, Lay and Browne met with President Bill Clinton and Vice President Gore in the Oval Office to develop administration positions for the Kyoto negotiations that resulted in an international treaty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. Senate voted 95 to 0 not to ratify the Kyoto treaty in 1997. But that hasn’t stopped Al Gore.

Gore’s Circle of Business

Al Gore is chairman and founder of a private equity firm called Generation Investment Management (GIM). According to Gore, the London-based firm invests money from institutions and wealthy investors in companies that are going green. “Generation Investment Management, purchases -- but isn’t a provider of -- carbon dioxide offsets,” said spokesman Richard Campbell in a March 7 report by CNSNews.

GIM appears to have considerable influence over the major carbon-credit trading firms that currently exist: the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) in the U.S. and the Carbon Neutral Company (CNC) in Great Britain. CCX is the only firm in the U.S. that claims to trade carbon credits.

CCX owes its existence in part to the Joyce Foundation, the Chicago-based liberal foundation that provided $347,000 in grant support in 2000 for a preliminary study to test the viability of a market in carbon credits. On the CCX board of directors is the ubiquitous Maurice Strong, a Canadian industrialist and diplomat who, since the 1970s, has helped create an international policy agenda for the environmentalist movement. Strong has described himself as “a socialist in ideology, a capitalist in methodology.” His former job titles include “senior advisor” to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, “senior advisor” to World Bank President James Wolfensohn and board member of the United Nations Foundation, a creation of Ted Turner. The 78-year-old Strong is very close to Gore.

Warwick Films was the name of a film company founded by film producers Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli in London in 1951. The name was taken from the Warwick Hotel in London.[1] Their films were released throughout the world by Columbia Pictures.


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The reason for the creation of Warwick Films was a successful combination of several economic factors in the 1950s.
  • American film companies were forbidden by the Marshall Plan to take their film profits in the form of foreign exchange out of European countries.
The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the large-scale American program to aid Europe where the United States gave monetary support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to combat the spread of Soviet communism.[1] The plan was in operation for four years beginning in April 1948. The goals of the United States were to rebuild a war-devastated region, remove trade barriers, modernize industry, and make Europe prosperous again. The initiative was named after Secretary of State George Marshall. The plan had bipartisan support in Washington, where the Republicans controlled Congress and the Democrats controlled the White House. The Plan was largely the creation of State Department officials, especially William L. Clayton and George F. Kennan. Marshall spoke of urgent need to help the European recovery in his address at Harvard University in June 1947.[2]

Systems Principles -- Some Examples

Systems theory has identified numerous principles that are common to systems, many of which help us to better understand organizations. One of the best descriptions of systems principles is in the booklet "Systems 1: An Introduction to Systems Thinking" by Draper L. Kauffman, Jr., edited by Stephen. A. Carlton (from The Innovative Learning Series by Futures Systems, Inc., 1980, Stephen.A.Carlton, Publisher, Minneapolis, MN (612) 920-0060). The following is adapted from that booklet.
The system's overall behavior depends on its entire structure (not the sum of its various parts).
The structure determines the various behaviors, which determine the various events. Too often, we only see and respond to the events. That's why, especially in the early parts of our lives, we can be so short-sighted and reactionary in our lives and in our work. We miss the broader scheme of things.
Too often in organizations (and in management training programs), we think we can break up the system and only have to deal with its parts or with various topics apart from other topics. Systems theory reminds us that if you break up an elephant, you don't have a bunch of little elephants.
There is an optimum size for a system.
If we try to make the system any larger, it'll try to break itself up in order to achieve more stability. Too often in our organizations, we continually strive to keep on growing -- until the reality of the system intervenes. At this point, we again only see the events, not the behaviors or the structures that cause them. So we embark on short-sighted strategies to fix events, often only causing more problems for ourselves and others.
There are numerous other systems principles, e.g.,
- Systems tend to seek balance with their environments
- Systems that do not interact with their environment (e.g., get feedback from customers) tend to reach limits
A circular relationship exists between the overall system and its parts.
Ever notice how an organization seems to experience the same kinds of problems over and over again? The problems seem to cycle through the organization. Over time, members of the organization come to recognize the pattern of events in the cycle, rather than the cycle itself. Parents notice this as they mature as parents. Over time, they recognize the various phases their children go through and consider these phases when dealing with the specific behaviors of their children.
Rear Admiral Draper Laurence Kauffman (August 4, 1911- August 18, 1979)[2] was a pioneering underwater demolition expert, who served during the 1960s as 44th Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. During World War II, he organized the first U.S. Navy Demolition Teams, which later gave rise to the SEALs. His wartime service also included participation in the invasions of Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.[3]

Greta Van Susteren:Navy Seals were secretly in Katrina? Fox News told not to report ?
Excerpt:VAN SUSTEREN: You know, I love to see them get the credit for this because so much of what they do, we never get to hear about because it's done secretly. They were even at Katrina. Down in New Orleans, we saw them moving around in boats, and we weren't supposed to mention them at the time because they were Navy SEALs. But the -- I mean, the operation, the training and what they accomplished is nothing short of amazing.

During Katrina no Marshall Law declared