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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-05 07:00 PM
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Meet Maurice Strong
Posted to my blog here. Links are live on the site.

"Some people call me Maurice"


The Pompatus of Love, Maurice Strong


Maurice Strong isn't often in the news, but he's frequently behind it. So his stepping down as special UN envoy to Korea while his ties to a businessman implicated in the oil-for-food scandal are investigated provides a good opportunity for us to wonder just who this character is.

The broad strokes: The Canadian Strong is an oxymoronic billionaire socialist who serves as Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and as Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank. He is also, among many other things, Chairman of Strovest Holdings, Chairman and Director of Technology Development Corp, Director of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum <"Davos"> and Chairman of the Earth Council. Strong's former appointments include Secretary General of the World Bank and Director of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a leading Bilderberger, and member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations and Club of Rome.

Strong wasn't born to privilege, but was cultivated by David Rockefeller whom he met at 18, when he took a job as assistant pass officer in the Security Section of the United Nations. A year later Strong was an investment analyst, and at 25 he became vice-president of Dome Petroleum.

What else is Maurice Strong? An environmentalist and patron of New Age beliefs and religious syncretism. He and his wife have been developing tens of thousands of acres in Colorado as a model "international spiritual community," called the Baca, of which the Manitou Institute forms a part.

In other words, Strong is the stuff of nightmares for revanchist conspiracy theorists who hear the whirr of the UN's black helicopters: a gilded Rockefeller socialist linked to the Lucis Trust; a proponent of one world religion and government.

For instance:

In 1978, a mystic informed Hanne and Maurice Strong that "the Baca would become the center for a new planetary order which would evolve from the economic collapse and environmental catastrophes that would sweep the globe in the years to come." The Strongs say they see the Baca, which they call 'The Valley Of the Refuge Of World Truths ,'" as the paradigm for the entire planet and say that the fate of the earth is at stake. Shirley MacLaine agrees - her astrologer told her to move to the Baca, and she did. She is building a New Age study center at the Baca where people can take short week-long courses on the occult! Apparently, the Kissingers, the Rockefellers, the McNamaras, the Rothschild's, and other Establishment New World Order elitists all agree as well, for they do their pilgrimage to the Baca - where politics and the occult - the New World Order and the New Age - all merge. Watch Maurice Strong and watch the Baca!

I have to say, this is a curious place for me to be. Because much of what Strong espouses, I could say I support. I'm a socialist, I'm an environmentalist, I'm ecumenical in spirit. But I think to get at the heart of the mystery of our age, we need to take off our left or right blinders, and quit gaming our parapolitics to match our politics. As Jacques Vallee has written, most UFO researchers omit the most compelling evidence because it doesn't match their presumption of extraterrestrial origin. Similarly, I think watching Strong has merit, regardless of who else is watching him.

And perhaps it's worth noting here that Strong's Baca Grande is reputedly an active site for observing both UFOs and spirtitual manifestations.

For instance, from 1996:

A fourth witness in the Baca looked up and saw an "egg-shaped" sphere that instantly shot over the mountains. The witness had the distinct impression that the object reacted to her "seeing it." One has to wonder if folks are simply witnessing real extra-mundane phenomena, or indulging their wishful thinking. I can't help but think they are seeing something unusual. There were no known reports to the sheriff's office of these possible early fall overflights of the valley.

It's very tempting to jump to conclusions concerning these "orange lights" hanging over the San Luis Valley. They are so common, I'd bet we miss a lot of them. They blend into the sky so effortlessly.


Baca Grande also appears a magnet for military attention:

Multiple witnesses observed an extremely low-flying gunmetal colored 4-engine jet power cargo plane. One witness called it "C-17" which he thought was a new NATO plane that is "replacing the C-4." The plane arrived at tree-top level from the north, made a dangerous low left-hand turn, just above the treetops on N.Crestone Creek. Plane "seemed unusually quiet fro a jet," and was between 100 and 200 feet in altitude.

Strong has said that "we may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse." Again, largely, I agree. One teeny distinction between us: Strong is one of those in a position to effect its collapse.

Here's Strong, thinking dangerous thoughts aloud at the conclusion of an interview with WEST magazine in May, 1990 entitled "The Wizard of the Baca Grande":

Each year the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Over a thousand CEOs, prime ministers, finance ministers, and leading academics gather in February to attend meetings and set the economic agendas for the year ahead. What if a small group of these word leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? Will the rich countries agree to reduce their impact on the environment? Will they agree to save the earth?

The group's conclusion is "no." The rich countries won't do it. They won't change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?

This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about a world collapse.
It's February. They're all at Davos. These aren't terrorists - they're world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world's commodity and stock markets. They've engineered, using their access to stock exchanges, and computers, and gold supplies, a panic. Then they prevent the markets from closing. They jam the gears. They have mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davros as hostage. The markets can't close. The rich countries...?


The journalist adds, "and Strong makes a slight motion with his fingers as if he were flicking a cigarette butt out of the window. I sat there spellbound.... He is, in fact, co-chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum. He sits at the fulcrum of power. He is in a position to do it."

Many who have come to read between the lines of the official fable of 9/11 stop reading once they read of PNAC and The Grand Chessboard. I used to as well. But I've been persuaded that the deep truths of 9/11 run deeper, just as the planning and facilitation of the attacks are older than Dick Cheney's regency. And Strong's words strike me as making as compelling a case for self-indictment as PNAC's "new Pearl Harbor."

Certainly the neoconservatives are important players in the drama. (Lest we forget, Strong will now be advising Paul Wolfowitz in the latter's new role as President of the World Bank). But the neocons may themselves have been played, and too blinded by their imperial overreach to know they've become useful idiots of another agenda which will mean America's ruin. An agenda which intends to reboot the world.

I've said it before, but there's something about Luciferians that bears repeating: they think they're the good guys.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-05 08:04 PM
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1. As they flaunt their warlike ways


JOURNEY FROM EDEN

Listen to the blackbird sadly sing
For you, for me
Look at all the pointless suffering
Humanity

I am dreaming of a garden
And I see the midnight flight
Of a blackbird, through my vision
To the light
To the light

She is standing in the doorway
With the love light in her eye
And she beckons me to journey
Through the night
Through the night

Listen to the blackbird sadly sing
For you, for me
Look at all the pointless suffering
Humanity

To the people, who are naked
As they breathe in amber haze
Wandering endlessly narcotic
Through the maze
Through the maze

To the leaders, who are timeless
As they flaunt their warlike ways
Flying endlessly oer the wasteland
Seeking praise
Seeking praise

Listen to the blackbird sadly sing
For you, for me
Look at all the pointless suffering
Humanity

--Steve Miller

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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-05 08:21 AM
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2. "Reboot the world."
Edited on Fri Apr-22-05 08:33 AM by CrispyQGirl
I like that. I agree that the repukes are going to be very surprised at the end results of their actions. Things rarely turn out like you hope, no matter how much you plan. Also, be careful what you wish for!

I think there's going to be a lot of pain, very soon, in our country. The bigger you are, the harder you fall.

on edit: Unless of course you are the ultrarich, like Boosh & his gang. They will not fall to hard, I'm sure. It will be the hoardes of working class - many who voted for the dim-son! - who will feel it the most.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-05 08:46 AM
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3. So who are the *real* good guys?
If everyone with power is either evil or crazy, does that mean the only ones minding the store are us?

If that's so, then what sort of responsibilities does that place upon us in terms of stepping up to the plate?

And where do we find the point of leverage that will enable us to compensate for our lack of worldly power and influence?

In the sort of stupid fantasy novels that I generally avoid reading, the Wise Old Man who shows up at the beginning to tell the simple peasant boy it's his duty to save the world generally also hands him a magic sword, a bag of superpowers, and a devoted band of loyal followers. I've wondered at times what would happen if the peasant got the message to save the world/galaxy but no special favors to help out.

I guess we're about to learn.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 11:57 AM
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13. maybe beyond good and evil
"Toward new philosphers; there is no choice; toward spirits stroong and original enough to provide the stimuli for opposite valuations and to revalue and invert 'eternal values.'"

..."The conditions that one would have partly to create and partly to exploit for their genesis; the probable ways and tests that would enable a soul to grow to such a height and force that would feel the compusion for such tasks; a revaluation of values under whose new pressure and hammer a conscience would be steeled, a hear turned to bronze, in order to endure the weight of such responsibility; on the other hand, the necessitiy of such leader, the frightening danger that they might fail to appear or that they might turn out badly or degenerate -- these are our real worries and gloom -- do you know that, you free spirits?--these are the heavy distant thoughts and storms that pass over the sky of our life."

nietzsche, beyond good and evil, "natural history of morals," #203
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-05 08:53 AM
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4. Kick because it
makes ya go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-05 11:43 AM
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5. "...Strong will now be advising Paul Wolfowitz..."
:eyes:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-05 11:57 AM
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6. Very interesting!
Thanks for all your work on this, have bookmarked the thread for the future.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 05:52 AM
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7. Saddam invested one million dollars in Paul Martin-owned Cordex

by Judi McLeod, Canadafreepress.com
Friday, April 22, 2005

The Canadian company that Saddam Hussein invested a million dollars in belonged to the Prime Minister of Canada, canadafreepress.com has discovered.

Cordex Petroleum Inc., launched with Saddams million by Prime Minister Paul Martins mentor Maurice Strongs son Fred Strong, is listed among Martins assets to the Federal Ethics committee on November 4, 2003.

Among Martins Public Declaration of Declarable Assets are: "The Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"; "Canada Steamship Lines Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"Cordex Petroleums Inc. (Alberta, Canada) 4.6 percent owned by the CSL Group Inc."

Yesterday, Strong admitted that Tongsun Park, the Korean man accused by U.S. federal authorities of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, invested in Cordex, the company he owned with his son, in 1997.

more
http://www.canadafreepress.com/2005/cover042205a.htm
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 11:54 AM
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12. Tongsun Park
Edited on Sat Apr-23-05 12:26 PM by seemslikeadream
Koreagate Scandal
Though it's clear the church did collaborate with the KCIA during the 1960s and '70s, it's murkier whether Moon was using the KCIA or it was using him. In many ways, the agendas of the two organizations overlapped: the alliance gave Moon political protection and business opportunities, while the KCIA got a cover for promoting South Korean interests inside the United States, the country responsible for South Korea's defense.

But the South Korean scheme backfired in the late 1970s with the explosion of a scandal dubbed "Koreagate." Rep. Donald Fraser, D-Minn., led a congressional probe which tracked Tongsun Park's influence-buying campaign and exposed the KCIA links to the Unification Church.

Moon and his new U.S. conservative allies mounted a strong defense, however. In pro-Moon publications, Fraser and his staff were pilloried as leftists. Anti-Moon witnesses were assailed as unstable liars. Minor bookkeeping problems inside the investigation, such as Fraser's salary advances to some staff members, were seized upon to justify demands for an ethics probe of the congressman.

One of those ethics letters, dated June 30, 1978, came from John T. "Terry" Dolan of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC). Dolan's group was pioneering the strategy of "independent" TV attack ads which smeared liberal Democrats. In turn, Moon's CAUSA International helped Dolan by contributing $500,000 to a Dolan group, known as the Conservative Alliance or CALL. < Washington Post, Sept. 17, 1984>

With support from Dolan and others, Moon weathered the Koreagate political storm. Fraser lost a Senate bid in 1978 and was out of Congress. Then, in 1980, Reagan won the White House and extended a VIP invitation for Moon to attend the presidential inaugural. The theocrat had arrived.
http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon4.html

'Koreagate' Figure Tied To Oil-for-Food Scandal
Businessman Allegedly Received $2 Million From Iraq

By Michael Dobbs
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 15, 2005; Page A19

"An American success story" was how Tongsun Park described himself when he first came to the attention of the media and the FBI, in 1977, with gifts of hundreds of thousands of dollars to prominent politicians in an influence-peddling scandal that came to be known as "Koreagate."

More than a quarter of a century later, the South Korean businessman is back in the news, the subject of a federal arrest warrant that alleges he acted as an intermediary with corrupt U.N. officials in an oil-for-food conspiracy orchestrated by then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The criminal complaint charges that Park received at least $2 million from Iraq, much of it in cash delivered by diplomatic pouch from Baghdad.

Dubbed the "Oriental Gatsby" by the media because of his lavish Georgetown parties, Park put together an impressive list of friends and clients over the years, including former Panamanian strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega, U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) and former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards. His charm was legendary, as was his habit of disbursing white envelopes stuffed with as much as $20,000 in cash to congressmen as part of a lobbying campaign financed by South Korean intelligence.

"Washington is a marvelous city for someone like me," he told the House ethics committee in April 1978. "Where else could a foreigner, an outsider like myself, do the things I was able to do?"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54646-20...

One of the indictments announced Thursday charges a Texas oil company owner and two oil traders with paying millions in secret kickbacks to Saddam's regime to secure oil deals, thus cheating the program out of money for humanitarian aid.

...

NEW YORK - A Texas businessman, along with a Bulgarian and a British citizen, were indicted in a scheme to pay millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime as part of the United Nations' scandal-ridden oil-for-food program, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

David B. Chalmers, the businessman, and Ludmil Dionissiev, a Bulgarian citizen and permanent U.S. resident, were arrested Thursday morning at their homes in Houston. U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley said he will seek the extradition from England of a third defendant, John Irving.

In an indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court, the defendants were accused of participating in a scheme to pay millions of dollars in secret kickbacks so that oil companies owned by Chalmers could continue to sell Iraqi oil under the oil-for-food program.

The kickbacks involved funds otherwise intended for humanitarian relief, Kelley said in a statement.

A criminal complaint also unsealed Thursday charged Tongsun Park, a South Korean citizen, with conspiracy to act in the United States as an unregistered government agent for the Iraqi government's effort to create the oil-for-food program.

If convicted of the charges, Chalmers, Irving and Dionissiev each could face a maximum of 62 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1 million. The defendants could also be forced to make restitution.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=4...

Mr. Strong flatly denies any involvement with oil-for-food, and he says Mr. Park invested on a "normal commercial basis" with Cordex. But the optics are awful. The charges have tightened the screws even harder on Kofi Annan and the battered UN, where the oil-for-food scandal has already reached the very top. Even Kofi's son Kojo is caught in the net.

Mr. Strong, no surprise, knows Kojo. They briefly sat together on the board of Air Harbour Technologies, a company owned by the son of a former Saudi oil minister, which won a controversial contract to build an airport in Zimbabwe. Mr. Strong recently referred to Kojo as "a very pleasant person."
more
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPSt...
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:19 AM
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17. Tsunami relief also comes into the Strong story
http://canadafreepress.com/2005/cover042005.htm
Scandal looming in promised $425 million for Sir Lanka tsunami victims that never arrived?
by Judi McLeod, Editor,
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Even as the association of Canadian Maurice Strong with "Koreagate Man" Tungsun Park was coming under world limelight, Sri Lankans were starting to demand answers about where the $425 million promised by Canada to tsunami victims is.

<snip>

According to veteran newsman Garth Pritchard, in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of last Decembers tsunami, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is allegedly holding the $425-million.

Kofi Annans special envoy to Korea Maurice Strong, also a senior advisor to Prime Minister Paul Martin, was the founding president of CIDA.

"Through his creation and direction of CIDA, Strong controlled the implementation of aid programs on the ground--including who was hired to do the work, and through the newly-created IDRC (International Development Research Center), Strong controlled the issuance of tax deductible certificates and the distribution of both private foundation money as well as government money." (Henry Lamb, Maurice Strong, The new guy in your life, 1997).


The tsunami connection brings something else to mind. Last night, I was Googling on the World League for Freedom and Democracy. That's the current incarnation of the World Anti-Communist League, which was heavily entangled with Moon's Unification Church from the time they both were founded in 1954, and which played a major role in Iran-Contra in the 1980's. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, it's shrunk back to being merely an agent of the Taiwanese government in its struggles with the mainland, and its activities don't extend much beyond Taiwan and, to an extent, the Philippines. But I found that it had been active in providing tsunami relief last winter:

http://www.bangladeshobserveronline.com/new/2005/01/07/...
Friday, January 07, 2005

Post Flood Relief Distribution Programme were jointly organised by Taiwanese investor LSI Industries Ltd., foreign non-government organization World League for Freedom and Democracy Bangladesh-Taiwan (WLFD) and Bangladeshi company Chaity Group recently in Laksham thana.

They distributed 50 M. Tonnes of rice to the 5,000 numbers of flood-affected poor helpless families of Mudaffarganj, Kandirpar and Bakoi Union under Laksham Thana. Each poor halpless family was given 10 kg. of rice.


And while we're talking about Strong's connections, you can add in that Adnan Khashoggi played a major role in Iran-Contra, was tied to BCCI and to the S&L scandals, has connections with the bin Ladens, was involved in the founding of Barrick Gold, has been described as a family friend of both the Nixons and the Bushes, was pals with Ferdinand Marcos, and is said to have been a partner of Yoshio Kodama (who was one of the people behind the founding of both the Unification Church and the World Anti-Communist League.)

For more interesting Khashoggi weirdness, see:
http://www.madcowprod.com/MC6812004.html
http://www.questionsquestions.net/docs04/khashoggi-911....
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/project...


Now, I don't know whether Strong has any close ties to either Moon or Khashoggi -- or if they just tend to swim in the same waters because that's what people like them do. But at the very least, Strong is not an isolated figure in his wealth, his global manipulations, and his questionable agenda.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:55 AM
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18. Adnan Khashoggi's guru
http://www.rickross.com/reference/ramtha/ramtha1.html
Even Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi, the Saudi arms dealer, have a guru--India's Shri Chandra Swamiji Maharaj. In addition to providing spiritual counsel to the fabulously wealthy and hobnobbing with Elizabeth Taylor, the guru, who's been called a "one-man jet-set-introduction service" apparently greases the wheels in weapons transactions and was implicated in the Iran-Contra arms deal. The vastly rich swami was arrested by the Indian police in 1987 on charges of currency fraud.


http://www.madcowprod.com/MC6812004.html
Any quick look at the Saudi arms dealer shows his notoriety stems from more than just singing too loud in church, or mosque, or whatever temple roof he and Imelda Marco huddle underneath together with their personal guru.

Even Khashoggis guru has CIA connections, we learned: the vastly rich swami has been under official suspicion in the assassination of Indian Premier Rajiv Ghandi, and was even arrested by Indian police for currency fraud.


http://www.guardianlies.com/Pre-DTI%20press/page44.html
The Observer, 18 May 1986

A rich and mysterious Indian guru is emerging as another key figure in the Harrods deal. It was he, Shri Chandra Swamiji Maharaj, who arranged the introduction of Mohammed Fayed to the Sultan of Brunei in 1984.

The Swami, a giant bearded figure in flowing white, claims to advise a number of leading political figures around the world, including King Hussein of Jordan, President Mobutu, Rajiv Gandhi and Richard Nixon. He is currently on his way to visit ex-President Marcos in Honolulu. He has met Mrs Thatcher several times.

The Swami is always accompanied by his business adviser Mamaji, Kailash Nath Agar Vall, who relieves him of any unpleasant commercial transactions which may happily occur in the course of his spiritual interviews.

Fayed was asked for two million dollars for the introduction to the Sultan. Eventually Fayed paid the Swami half a million dollars plus a percentage of any future deals, which might result from the meeting. These turned out to be substantial.

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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:11 PM
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19. Thanks
:hi:
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Domitan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 09:56 AM
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8. kick!
Minstrel, you are one compelling character here!
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 10:07 AM
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9. Why do the folks who run the world
have to be crazy as well? Excellent post MB. Now I need to go gardening. :(
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 10:46 AM
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10. Strong Pops up in Strange Places...
Great piece on a rather sinister little dude.

Because of his environmental schtick, he has this weird glow among some Canadian environmentalists...for being considered one of the architects of the Kyoto Accord.

Which makes it strange that Strong is also the UN Envoy to North Korea--I was quite surprised as there is little in his CV that makes this an area of specialty...

A Couple of Points:
--Wasn't the Colorado spread bought from Adnan Khashoggi or some way connected to his outfit?
--Mo Strong, former head of Ontario Hydro along with Hydro Quebec and Power Corp types ( Demesairs, Mulroney, Chretein's people!) created a company just recently called Asian Power Group that is building 'coal fire plants' in China (not very Kyoto friendly, but lucrative for the arhcitect of Kyoto)...BUT remember Hydro Quebec had that Solar Temple scandal...I always figured the Baca nonsense smelt like warmed-over Raelian garbage-Elohim!!

Which makes your statement:
most UFO researchers omit the most compelling evidence because it doesn't match their presumption of extraterrestrial origin. a little odd... ;-)

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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 12:20 PM
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14. "a cross between Rasputin and Machiavelli",
Microscoping Maurice Strong

by Judi McLeod
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Canadian businessman and UN envoy Maurice Strong is one weird dude.

...

Weird in his handpicked protgs. Try Canadas Prime Minister Paul Martin, the career politician whose one and only trip to the election polls as Canadian PM reduced the powerful Liberal Party to minority status. This, after assuming the mantle left by the departure of Jean Chrtien in pomp and splendour Indian smudging ceremonies, addressed by Irish rock star, Bono. Martins surrealistic ascension to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) had such an emotional impact on Strong that he wept.

Strong actually teared up at the mention of Martin in the PMO on Canadas state-controlled television network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which ran a special, called the Life and Times of Maurice Strong just three months after Martins December 12, 2003 swearing-in ceremony. In the special, CBC reporter Ann-Marie McDonald gushed about how Strong was a special guest in the still Gorbachev controlled Kremlin and how he came away with a saber-shaped bottle of brandy from Joseph Stalins special stock.

...

You can call it weird from whence Strong came in the world of business. He was spawned by the Montreal-based Power Corporation, whose CEO Paul Desmarais is a key figure in BNP Paribas, Saddam Husseins favourite bank and part of the oil-for-food investigation.

...

Strong is weird in the kind of advisors from whom he says he takes his counsel. For example, "Koreagate Man" Tongsun Park, with whom he admits he has continued to maintain a relationship, and who Strong said in a written statement, advised him on "North Korean issues in my role as a U.N. envoy." In other words, Strong was taking advice from a man the U.S. Attorneys Office is looking to arrest for allegedly accepting millions of dollars from the Iraqi government while operating in the U.S. as an unregistered agent for Baghdad.

...

It is weird that Strong advocates for world depopulation schemes; tells the unwashed masses that both refrigeration and air conditioning are going to wipe out Mother Earth. Its weird that as a practicing New Ager, Strong dabbles in the occult. Weird is that he didnt know one of the largest American aquifers was sitting right under the 100,000-acre Baca Ranch in Colorado, he ran as a New Age Mecca with his wife Hanne, and that he came to acquire the property through Saudi arms dealer Adnan Koshoggi.

Weirdest of all is the spin that comes with the Maurice Strong package. The kind of spin about Strong that comes from Nicholas Sonntag, a Canadian who heads up the Beijing office of CH2M Hill, one of the worlds leading environment companies. Sonntag has said of Strongs business in China: "They (China) are taking a big risk. Theyre determined to be the economic engine of the world. This is why Maurice is here--to help them think things through."

more
http://www.torontofreepress.com/2005/edesk042305.htm



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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 08:21 PM
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15. Ah...damn...We got scooped!!
TO freepress thinks he is 'weird'

I think he is sinister...oh well, we beg to differ :-(

Great link...I rem a stoner buddy telling me about the Adnan thing...we joked that it was either a 'rehab' clinic for Elizabeth Clair Prophet's compound exiles or burned out ex-NDP premiers seeking a Fourth Way...LOL

The Freepress is a rightwing thing, so I tend to scrutinize the content--hell Rachel Marsden is a 'UPI' columnist linked to them.

I wish Frank magazine had a news portal ;-)











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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 10:53 PM
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16. There was an excellent writer at that Frank magazine
I wonder what ever happened to him? ;-)
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 11:47 AM
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11. damn kick -- for the photo if nothing else!
wow! i love this guy! never heard of him before. reads like science fiction by a former astronaut. as credible as it is weird. my very own occhams razor. truth is usually simply weird. hate the thought of having to move to colorado, tho. we need an outpost in tennessee. ufo-friendly cooperative freak camp. homefry martian farm. count me in!
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