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Monday, March 31, 2008

Terri Schiavo

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Global Gridlock: How the US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks to Contain and Control the Earth and it’s Eco-System

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8499

Jackbooting the Fed: The Truth Comes Out

http://www.chalcedon.edu/blog/2008/03/jackbooting-fed-truth-comes-out.php

NOte by Me: I don't agree with Dominion Theology, but this article is accurate.

By Timothy

More on Gary Hart and We are Change

http://www.jonesreport.com/article/03_08/31gary_hart.html

CIA and Google Team Up Again For More Spying

CIA and Google Team Up Again For More SpyingSearch engine company has long been in bed with intelligence network


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Google is supplying the software, hardware and tech support to US intelligence agencies who are in the process of creating a vast closed source database for global spy networks to share information.
Google is selling storage and data searching equipment to the CIA, the FBI, the National Security Agency, and other intelligence agencies, who have come together to build a huge internal government intranet.
Google is also providing the search features for a private Wikipedia-style site, called Intellipedia.
"We are a very small group, and even a lot of people in the federal government don't know that we exist," said Mike Bradshaw, who leads Google's federal government sales team and its 18 employees, yesterday to the San Francisco Chronicle.


The government supply arm of Google has also reportedly entered into a number of other contracts, details of which it says it cannot share.
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Google's partnership with the intelligence network is not new. As we reported in late 2006, An ex-CIA agent Robert David Steele has claimed sources told him that CIA seed money helped get the company off the ground
Speaking to the Alex Jones Show, Steele elaborated on previous revelations by making it known that the CIA helped bankroll Google at its very inception. Steele named Google's CIA point man as Dr. Rick Steinheiser, of the Office of Research and Development.
"I think Google took money from the CIA when it was poor and it was starting up and unfortunately our system right now floods money into spying and other illegal and largely unethical activities, and it doesn't fund what I call the open source world," said Steele, citing "trusted individuals" as his sources for the claim.


"They've been together for quite a while," added Steele.
Late last year, new programs of internet monitoring were announced by a freshly created department branch of Homeland Security called the National Applications Office
"Mr. Chertoff also plans soon to unveil a cyber-security strategy, part of an estimated $15 billion, multiyear program designed to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure. The program has been shrouded in secrecy for months and has also prompted privacy concerns on Capitol Hill because it involves government protection of domestic computer networks." The Wall Street Journal wrote.
Essentially the program allows the DHS to regulate and control access to the internet in the name of "protecting" national security.
The news came on the back of separate revelations that another military spy agency, the NSA has increasing control over SSL, now called Transport Layer Security, the cryptographic protocol that provides secure communications on the internet for web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and other data transfers.
In other words the agency is capable of intercepting and reading your emails and instant messages in real time.
Earlier this year came the announcement that US National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell is drawing up plans for cyberspace spying that would make the current debate on warrantless wiretaps look like a "walk in the park".
The plan would mean giving the government the authority to examine the content of any e-mail, file transfer or Web search.
Recently, the lawyer for an AT&T engineer has alleged that "within two weeks of taking office, the Bush administration was planning a comprehensive effort of spying on Americans” That is BEFORE 9/11, before the nation was embroiled in the freedom stripping exercise commonly known as the "war on terror" had even begun.
Earlier this year, CNET reported that both Google and Microsoft refused to say if they have provided users private data to the federal government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- the warrantless wiretapping program.


We have also previously reported on a vast intelligence program, being overseen by the FBI, which is to establish a global biometric database known as "Server in the Sky" that will collate and provide an "International Information Consortium" with access to the biometric measurements and personal information of citizens of the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand in the name of fighting the "war on terror".
After 9/11 the work of 16 different intelligence agencies, including the CIA and the giant National Security Agency, which eavesdrops on international communications, as well as the Energy Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration was centralized under the office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Over decades we have witnessed the evolution of Government surveillance programs and information databases targeting citizens. We are now witnessing the centralization of this vast control grid Panopticon beyond our own borders.

Promoting the North American Union by Jerome Corsi

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=60317

A Recap about Life








Compromise is a sickness in my opinion. World Net Daily reported that Richard Mellon Scaife might support Hillary Clinton. Now, Scaife was the one who promoted the adultery story against Bill Clinton. People committ adultery all of the time, but Clinton lied under oath. Now, this issue obfuscated other issues with Clinton like Chinagate and the Waco murders he was involved in. Richard was the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a principal owner of NewsMax.com. This isn't suprising, because the leaders of the political world are uniting in its highest level. The same political elite control both the Republicans and the Democrats. That's why Newmax.com made a friendly interview with Bill Clinton about his Book entitled "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World." Some say he's taking this turn because of his marriage problems. Richard even joined "anti-war" activism with George Soros, Murtha, and Kerry. Really, this isn't anti-war activism. The reason I mention this is because all of them want war and killing Afghanistan. Men like Murtha and Kerry just want a withdraw of troops from Iraq. Hence, the coalition Scaife is apart of isn't truly an anti-war clique. If unjustified murder and unjustified war is wrong in Iraq, then it's wrong in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is no direct threat to America and the people of Afghanistan have nothing to do with 9/11. This compromise by Richard is similar to CFR member Rick Warren yolking up with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Obama and Clinton enthuastically support abortion (they justify this by using the Orwellian term of "choice"), which is definitely killing millions of Americans (including a lot of unborn black people). Abortion has been going on for thousands of years. It's similar to the sacrifice of babies to the false idol of Molech. On a lighter note, Barack Obama bowled in Pennslyvania to appeal to voters there. Unforunately, he scored a 37 in a total score. That score is very low even for an inexperienced bowler. Even I didn't have 37 in a bowling alley and I don't bowl that much. Spencer S. Hsu from the Washington Post on Sunday, at March 30, 2008 described a slowdown between several states refusing to accept the Real ID Act. The Department of Homeland Security want all states to comply with the oppressive law of the Real ID Act. The government granted 42 other states basic extensions of the May deadline. Montana and New Hampshire were given extensions as well. Hence, ultimately the government want all states to accept this law. The Real ID Act was passed in 2005. How is it wrong? First, the Real ID allows the federal government to centralize our private information in biometrics upon all driver licenses in America. It treats citizens as guilty until properly identified since in the future (It's an unreasonable search of citizens by the central government in real time without a warrant. This is contrary to the concept of the Fourth Amendment), you can't even go into a federal building without this biometric ID card. Basically, the Real ID Act turns out state driver's licenses into a national identity card system. This will cost possibly billions of dollars in money to fully implement this program. Montana's Brian Schweitzer who is a Democrat opposes the Real ID Act. Many states are legitimately and courageous expressing their abhorence of the Real ID Act. IBNLive from March 29, 2008 reported that Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama accused Chinese soldiers as disguising as monks to instigate riots in Tibet. The Dalai Lama now lives in India at exile along with ca. 100,000 other Tibetan exiles. This isn't out of the ordinary, because China is known for nefarious activites. One example is its grosteque one child policy or it's organ harvesting program where citizens are executed for their own body parts. That's still going on today, yet David Rockefeller is quoted as praising the Chinese Revolution. The Dalai Lama said that he wants "meaningful autonomy" not independence. He called China a being a police state with a rule of terror, which are accurate descriptions of China. China has a right to their national sovereignity (as all nations do), but they should be criticized when they suppress the human rights of Tibetans.

Raw Story from Monday, on March 31, 2008 reported on an interesting story. Former Deputy House Chief of Staff Karl Rove was making a speech at George Washington University. Protestors later came holding up a sign reading "War Criminal." They have a right to do this as it's part of the protestors' First Amendment right of the freedom of speech. The crowd clapped and booed. They were escorted out with some of the crowd yelling "Tase 'em!" Rove wonders why people criticize him. The truth is that Karl Rove is an architect of the many mistakes in the Bush Administration from the Iraq War to other policies. Also, a real question is why would numerous people in the crowd yell for tasering peaceful protestors? That isn't right since now, tasers have so many risk factors against human beings. Tasers have even killed people on certain circumstances. Many of those who said this aren't really conservative. Some of them are anti-Second Amendment. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson made a speech. Paulson commented that he desired the Federal Reserve into controlling the economic system of banks. Does this sound similar to nationalization of banks? It does to me. Paulson's plan could be in the risk of making the Federal Reserve to control the activities of all big banks and even smaller banks in America. This is ironic since it was the Federal Reserve that is part of the economic problem in the first place since they constant cut intrest rates devaluing the currency of the U.S. dollar. The Federal Reserve via Jekyl Island was created by the Big Elite (found in the Pilgrim Society) to centralize wealth unto the Fed plus various central banks in America. Now, the Federal Reserve is trying to encorporate a more intervening role in the administration of economic systems in America as a means to try to "solve" the economic crisis. Fingerprinting children in schools is commonplace now in America. Some classify this anti-individual, anti-privacy action as brainwashing. They are right, because these procedures try to educate children that biometrics is a great thing even to recieve lunch when the opposite is true. There is nothing wrong with legitimate uses of technology. Although, technology should never become a crutch to mainpulate citizens or control citizens at all. Today is the 3rd Years Anniversary of Terri Schiavo's immoral starvation to death. Back in 2005 when it happened, few in the media support Terri's right to live of course. There were protests and anger. I was angry at the lies the media presented like how she was motionless or nothing can be done to help her. The truth is that she was alive and her parents were willing to take care of her. This was euthanasia, which was done by the Nazis during WWII. Also, It was done by doctors in the time of Hurricane Katrina. Real pro-life people were on the front lines to denounce the murder of Terri. Numerous brainwashed liberals supported this inhumane action and others didn't like even Jesse Jackson. Being Pro-Life is believing that all humans at all stages of development should have a right to live. They ought not to be be murdered period. Terri's murder violated Florida Statues and the Geneva Convention, which forbids starvation of human beings. If there is any good news to this tragedy, many pro-lifers are embracing the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled. Those people ought to have protection from being abusesd or killed. Wesley J. Smith, Mary Jane Owen, and other pro-lifers respect the disabled. Therefore, not only is abortion is immoral and murder. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are murder as well. I will write that Liberty to Captive Ministries (run by Gary and Lisa Ruby) have been one of the best sites on the Internet telling what really happened to Terri. They also exposed Scientology conclusively. That means we should unite with real disability rights groups to promote the culture of life. We should honor Terri's memory, because we should never take a blind eye to the oppression of any human being. Oppression is wrong from slavery, the genocide of Native Americans, the Holocaust, and abortion.







I've learned about this issue, but haven't written about this issue that much. There is the issue of water and oil. Now, the nations and political entities that control most of the oil and water in the world control much of the policies of the water. That's a historical fact. One easy example proving it is how during the 1950's, Britian wanted to control the Suez Canal in Egypt in order to effectively flow goods and services in the Middle East. In fact, European Powers controlled Middle Easterner lands in the early 20st century. Even France had colonies in Lebanon and Algeria. After WWII, Arabic nationalist movements in Egypt and Algeria propelled Egypt and Algeria to achieve their basic indepedence. President John F. Kennedy supported Algeria's independence, because he was a proponent of Arabic nationalism. Kennedy disapproved of French colonalism. Even today in the 21st century, hegemons like Russia, America, China, and Britian are competing for oil supplies in Central Asia and the Middle East. Water crisis of course are present in the Third World. Some believe that over industralization is causing resources to be gone. To me, it's bigger than that. Industralization done the right way can cause great benefit to many nations globally including the Third World. One example is the expansion of electricity, real water supplies, and true modernization can really alleviate those horrific realities in numerous poor locations globally. Other problems are the suppression of alternative energy, the suppression of oil discoveries, nutritution and the dependency of many nations unto the IMF and World Bank. This causes more debt, more control of the Third World by the Western Elite, and other issues. Geoffrey Lean from The Independent at March 30, 2008 reported on how mobile phones are more dangerous than smoking. Lean wrote that the brain expert Dr. Vini Khurana warns of huge rise in tumors and calls to get immediate steps to reduce radiation. He's an expert since he's a top neurosurgeon. Also, Dr. Khurana recieved 14 awards over the past 16 years. Hence, he knows what he is talking about. Of course, the Mobile Operations Association dismissed Khurana's research as bias and unbalanced. Although, mobile phones do have radiation. Common sense tells you that too much radiation will increase the risk of brain tumors and other complications among human beings. That's why people shouldn't use cell phones in general for an extreme period of time. Japanese member of Parliament Yukihisa Fujita is calling for an investigation on what really happened in 9/11. Fujita said that this investigation should be researched by a global team or even by the United Nations. Fujita is a member of the Japanese Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (or national legislature). You have to give him credit for presenting evidence that contradicted the official 9/11 story during a Japanese Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting in January of 2008. Later, Yukihisa Fujita took part in a 9/11 Truth conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on February 26. The Italian MEP Guillietto Chiesa hosted the event. The truth is that real questions about Building Number Seven, the standdown of NORAD, and the collapse of the Twin Towers should be investigated. ROB BRADLEY from the Houton Chronicle at Monday, on March 31, 2008 described about climate false predictions. Spanning a long time, predictions of disaster from either humans or the climate have been baseless. One example is how Thomas Malthus falsely said that a food crisis would ensue as a result of the increasing rates of human population growth. This was promoted again by the Club of Rome who believes that minerals would run out in a short period of time and a population bomb (as talked about by Paul Ehrlich)would persist in the world. This is inspite of the fact that global population growth as a percentage has been going down since 1960. In Census Bureau's report entitled, "Global Population Profile: 2002," the Census Bureau notes that the 74 million people added to the world's population in 2002 were significantly fewer than the high of 87 million people added in 1989-1990. The growth rate was a meager 1.2 percent, down from the high of 2.2 percent in 1963-64. This is real. In the 1970's, scientists said that a new Ice Age would ravage the Earth, but this didn't occur. Now, some researchers say that global warming will ruin the entire Earth. Yet, climate change is dynamic and there is no consensus among all scientists believing in permanent man-made global warming at all. There was EL Nino in 1998 that raised temperatures. Yet, since then, temperature have level off in 10 years. Some places have recieved record cold winters in the 2007-2008 season like in China. There is a new threat going on called corporate socialism. An example of this is that Warner Music Group wants citizens to pay for the kid on the street downloading illegal MP3s. This plan is being proposed in hotels and other locations. They want to do this to compensate the low record sales in the 21st century. This isn't the fault of consumers. There are plenty of reasons for it like less talent, more outlets for buying music, and other reasons. Now, this involved corporate socialism, because it allows corporations to be monopolies, have governmental powers, and control as much as industry plus music as possible.

We are Change Colorado confronted ex-Senator Gary Hart (he's a CFR member who called for a new world after 9/11. He proposed the "The Global Democracy Security Organization" or the GDSO. The GDSO is a pro-NWO agenda. Hart wants it under the UN and NATO to combine all intelligence agencies and give them police power over the Earth. He's backed and funded personally by David Rockefeller). He ran for President and his campaign was cut short via an adultery scandal. According to We are Change Colorado, Hart proposes a new 4th branch called the international government (with a complete database on all individuals). Hart wants the integration of all military and police in fighting "stateless nations" (or groups not recongnized by the GDSO). We are change asked Gary Hart about 9/11 and the North American Union. Hart said that he never heard of the NAU when the SPP agreement was signed by George W. Bush, Vicente Fox, and Paul Martin to promote North American integration. Michael S. Rozeff from the LRC Blog on March 30, 2008 had written about the present Iraqi violence in central Iraq. The deal is that elections prevented the Shia to have adequate political power, because they make up the majority of the country. The Shia and the present Iraqi government have been in conflict, therefore some Shia militias (like those in favor of al-Maliki al-Sadr) have perform attacks in Baghdad, the Green Zone, Basra, and other locations. American troops are trying to repel the militias attacks via air support and other tactics. Rozeff wrote that al-Sadr is using attacks a specific attacks that aren't full scale. He also writes that al-Sadr is a de-centralist in constrast to the Iraq centralizers like al-Maliki. George W. Bush is still stuck in the philosophy of a firm occupation of Iraq. The truth is that leaving isn't a bad solution, because it will gives the Iraqis the oppurtunity to fix their own nation. I have to give Ephilution from Unhived Mind Forum. He has given great information in exposing the Jesuits and the Knights of Malta. He tied these groups to world power and many important personages in the world stage. Some of the information that he presented in the Forum I knew and other was definitely new to me. He's doing the right thing since far too often the alternative media either omits or intentionally disregard any mention of the Vatican/Jesuits and Knights of Malta connections to the new world order. George W. Bush (who is a Knight of Eugolia of a Bonesman) got booed at the Washington Nationals game. It shows that Bush is very unpopular among the American people. This doesn't mean that Bush is to be blamed for everything under the sun. Bush is just one man, therefore we have a responsibility to make the world a better place. John McCain said a speech about his military service. His grandfather and father was part of the military. At first, I thought John McCain would be a easier opponent for the Democratic candidates. Yet, now I don't see it that way because he's popular among independents and moderates. Our lives shouldn't be consumed with paranoia or being naive. We should do what is right, live our lives holy, treat all human beings with respect, and have honor of God.







By Timothy



Ephilution's Knight of Malta Information for March 31, 2008 Part 2


 

 

Charles I of Austria - Last Emperor of Austria; Last King of Hungary; Last Monarch of the Habsburg Dynasty; Generalfeldmarschall in the Austro-Hungarian Army
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Blessed Charles I (Karl Franz Josef Ludwig Hubert Georg Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen) (17 August 1887 – 1 April 1922) (Hungarian: IV. Károly (Károly Ferenc József)) was (among other titles) the last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Hungary, and the last monarch of the Habsburg dynasty. He reigned as Charles I as Emperor of Austria and Charles IV as King of Hungary from 1916 until 1918, when he "renounced participation" in state affairs, but did not abdicate. He spent the remaining years of his life attempting to restore the monarchy until his death in 1922.

Life

Early life

Charles was born on August 17, 1887, in the Castle of Persenbeug in Lower Austria. He was the son of Archduke Otto Franz of Austria (1865–1906) and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867–1944); he was also a nephew of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Este. As a child, Charles was given a strict Catholic education. In 1911, Charles married Princess Zita of Parma.

Charles became heir-presumptive with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, his uncle, in Sarajevo in 1914, the event which precipitated World War I. Charles' reign began in 1916, when his grand-uncle, Francis Joseph I died. Charles also became a
Generalfeldmarschall in the Austro-Hungarian Army.

Reign

On 2 December 1916, he took over the title of Supreme Commander to a whole army from Archduke Frederick. In 1917, Charles secretly entered into peace negotiations with France. Although his foreign minister, Ottokar Czernin, was only interested in negotiating a general peace which would include Germany as well, Charles himself, in negotiations with the French with his brother-in-law, Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, an officer in the Belgian army, as intermediary, went much further in suggesting his willingness to make a separate peace. When news of the overture leaked in April 1918, Charles denied involvement until the French prime minister Georges Clemenceau published letters signed by him. This led to Czernin's resignation, forcing Austria-Hungary into an even more dependent position with respect to its seemingly wronged German ally.

The Austro-Hungarian Empire was wracked by inner turmoil in the final years of the war, with much tension between ethnic groups. As part of his Fourteen Points, US President Woodrow Wilson demanded that the Empire allow for autonomy and self-determination of its peoples. In response, Charles agreed to reconvene the Imperial parliament and allow for the creation of a confederation with each national group exercising self-governance. However, the reforms quickly spiraled out of control, as the nationalities were now determined to pull away from Vienna at the earliest possible moment. Foreign Minister Baron Istvan Burián asked for an armistice based on the Fourteen Points on October 14, and two days later Charles issued a proclamation transforming Austria into a federal union. However, Secretary of State Robert Lansing replied four days later that the Allies were now committed to the causes of the Czechs, Slovaks and South Slavs (in fact, a Czechoslovak provisional government had joined the Allies on October 14). Therefore, autonomy for the nationalities was no longer enough.

The Lansing note effectively ended any efforts to keep the Empire together. One by one, the nationalities proclaimed their independence, and Charles' political future became uncertain. On October 31, Hungary officially ended the personal union between Austria and Hungary, effectively ending the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nothing remained of Charles' realm except the Danubian and Alpine provinces, and he was challenged even there by the German Austrian state council. His last prime minister, Heinrich Lammasch, advised him that it was fruitless to stay on.

On November 11--the same day as the armistice ending the war--Charles issued a carefully worded proclamation in which he recognized the Austrian people's right to determine the form of the state and "relinquish(ed) every participation in the administration of the State." He also released his officials from their oath of loyalty to him. On November 13, he issued a similar proclamation for Hungary. Although it has widely been cited as an "abdication," that word was never mentioned in either proclamation. [1].

Charles held out hope that he would be returned to the throne of an independent Austria. Instead, the day after he issued his proclamation, German Austria proclaimed itself an independent republic. He then fled to Switzerland, escorted by Edward Lisle Strutt, and continued to pursue regaining power from exile. In 1919, the Austrian parliament passed a law which banished the Habsburgs from Austrian territory unless they renounced all intentions of reclaiming the throne and accepted the status of ordinary citizens.

Encouraged by Hungarian nationalists, Charles sought twice in 1921 to reclaim the throne of Hungary, but failed due to various factors including the lack of support of the Hungarian Regent Miklós Horthy. Horthy's failure to support Charles' restoration attempts is often described as "treasonous" by monarchists. Critics suggest that Horthy's actions were more firmly grounded in political reality than the King of Hungary and his supporters. Charles left Hungary from the city of Baja forever, and later in 1921 the Hungarian parliament formally dethroned the Habsburgs. (For a more detailed account of Charles' attempts to regain the throne, see Charles IV of Hungary's conflict with Miklós Horthy.)







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Blessed Charles of Austria was beatified on 3 October 2004 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
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Member of the Order of Malta with the rank of Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion, the emperor Charles of Habsburg was a descendant of the emperor Charles V who in 1530 had granted the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino in sovereign fief to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
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Charles of Austria was born August 17, 1887, in the Castle of Persenbeug in the region of Lower Austria. His parents were the Archduke Otto and Princess Maria Josephine of Saxony, daughter of the last King of Saxony. Emperor Francis Joseph I was Charles' Great Uncle.

Charles was given an expressly Catholic education and the prayers of a group of persons accompanied him from childhood, since a stigmatic nun prophesied that he would undergo great suffering and attacks would be made against him. That is how the “League of prayer of the Emperor Charles for the peace of the peoples” originated after his death. In 1963 it became a prayer community ecclesiastically recognized.

A deep devotion to the Holy Eucharist and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus began to grow in Charles. He turned to prayer before making any important decisions.

On the 21st of October, 1911, he married Princess Zita of Bourbon and Parma. The couple was blessed with eight children during the ten years of their happy and exemplary married life. Charles still declared to Zita on his deathbed: “I'll love you forever.”

Charles became heir to the throne of the Austro‑Hungarian Empire on June 28, 1914, following the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand.

World War I was underway and with the death of the Emperor Francis Joseph, on November 21, 1916 Charles became Emperor of Austria. On December 30th he was crowned apostolic King of Hungary.

Charles envisaged this office also as a way to follow Christ: in the love and care of the peoples entrusted to him, and in dedicating his life to them.

He placed the most sacred duty of a king - a commitment to peace - at the center of his preoccupations during the course of the terrible war. He was the only one among political leaders to support Benedict XV's peace efforts.

As far as domestic politics are concerned, despite the extremely difficult times he initiated wide and exemplary social legislation, inspired by social Christian teaching.

Thanks to his conduct, the transition to a new order at the end of the conflict was made possible without a civil war. He was however banished from his country.

The Pope feared the rise of communist power in central Europe, and expressed the wish that Charles re‑establish the authority of his government in Hungary.
But two attempts failed, since above all Charles wished to avoid the outbreak of a civil war.

Charles was exiled to the island of Madeira. Since he considered his duty as a mandate from God, he could not abdicate his office.

Reduced to poverty, he lived with his family in a very humid house. He then fell fatally ill and accepted this as a sacrifice for the peace and unity of his peoples.

Charles endured his suffering without complaining. He forgave all those who conspired against him and died April 1st 1922 with his eyes turned toward the Holy Sacrament. On his deathbed he repeated the motto of his life: “I strive always in all things to understand as clearly as possible and follow the will of God, and this in the most perfect way”.

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Prince Rupert zu Löwenstein - President of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; London Based Merchant Banker; Chief Financial Adviser to the Rolling Stones
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Mick Jagger's secret divorce

He's outlasted Jerry, Bianca and Carla and helped the Stones earn £1 BILLION. But now the man they call Rupie The Groupie has quit, what will the famously frugal Mick do without him?

Guests couldn't believe their eyes. There he was, Mick Jagger, one of the most famous rock stars in the world, chasing his manager round London's Savoy hotel, screaming: "Where's my money? Where's my money?"

The Rolling Stone could not believe that after making massive international hits such as Satisfaction and Jumpin' Jack Flash, he and the rest of his band were stony broke.

Not only that, they owed massive back taxes and, worse still, had signed away the rights to their songs.

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Rolling in it: From left, Keith Richards, Prince Rupert Loewenstein and Mick Jagger

Jagger blamed one man for the mess: the Stones' manager Allen Klein. To this day, he resents the fact that Klein holds the rights to all their recordings before 1970.

"From Brown Sugar onwards, the Stones get a reasonable amount of royalties if you hear a song on the radio," says one Stones source.

"But for the records before that, they get something like half a penny. Mick still regards it as a complete rip-off."

The man he brought in to sort out this financial mess was Prince Rupert Loewenstein - an impeccably well-connected Catholic banker, with a cut-glass accent and a fondness for sombre, yet expensive, suits.

Ever since, this jovial character has made an incongruous addition to the Stones' entourage - holding court quietly backstage and at parties -unfortified by so much as a sip of alcohol.

Jerry Hall nicknamed him "Rupie The Groupie" because she mischievously guessed that it would affront the genteel Loewenstein's dignity.

But despite the good-humoured teasing, he has
long been an integral part of the Stones family.

Indeed, some would contend that the partnership between Sir Mick and Prince Rupert has shaped the band every bit as much as the combustible relationship between Jagger and Keith Richards.

But all that is now to change, and the seemingly unstoppable Rolling Stones moneymaking machine will no longer be in control.

Last Friday, the band announced that, after 37 years as their manager, Rupie The Groupie was stepping aside.

He won't be replaced, and will continue to give advice on stocks.

Now well into his 70s, this is effectively a retirement - but no one is using the word for fear of offending Prince Rupert.

Yet it's very much the end of an era - and also the end of a partnership which made rock 'n'roll as a profession lucrative in ways that were revolutionary at the time.

Back in 1970, when Prince Rupert took the Stones on, no one imagined that these Sixties symbols of the counter-culture would become, as they aged, multi-millionaires many times over.

But with Prince Rupert's financial acumen and Mick's abiding interest in making and keeping his fortune, that is just what has happened.

The maths is mind-boggling. Their last tour, A Bigger Bang, took an astonishing £220million.

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Prince Rupert Loewenstein with Jagger's second wife Jerry Hall

Other tours were equally lucrative: 1997's Bridges To Babylon made £197million.

Three years earlier, Voodoo Lounge made £186 million. Even back in 1989, the Steel Wheels tour earned £100million.

Under Rupie's eye, the Stones are believed to have made £1billion - most from touring and merchandising.

There has been nothing like it in the history of modern music.

No wonder Keith Richards says: "As long as there's a smile on Rupert's face, I'm cool."

Popular legend holds that Prince Rupert had no idea who the Rolling Stones were when he was introduced to Jagger at a party in 1970.

A scion of the royal house of Wittelsbach, a dynasty which ruled Bavaria from 1180 to 1918, Prince Rupert Loewenstein was an obscure merchant banker - albeit with great social connections.

He had begun his career working for an independent bank, Bache & Co, before buying a rival, Leopold Joseph and Sons, in 1963.

Josephs specialised in private clients who earned money in several countries and had a reputation for being hyper-discreet.

Mick, the grammar school boy from Dartford, was immediately impressed.

Prince Rupert certainly appealed to Mick's fiscal sharpness, and perhaps, also, to his love of social climbing.

Marianne Faithfull once talked about the way Jagger would accept invitations from "any silly thing with a title and a castle".

The Prince's first piece of advice was that the whole band should become tax exiles, as the Inland Revenue was in pursuit at the time over unpaid income tax.

Similarly, Rod Stewart, Elton John and David Bowie all left Britain to escape Prime Minister Harold Wilson's top tax rate of 90 per cent.

France was the destination of choice for the Stones in 1971.

Bill Wyman ended up becoming friends with the surrealist artist Marc Chagall; Richards rented a Gothic chateau where the band recorded the album Exile On Main Street.

Jagger, meanwhile, led an itinerant existence.

Bianca, his wife at the time, said they paid illicit visits to London, crawling around their Chelsea house on their hands and knees in an effort not to be spotted.

She later said in court papers during their 1980 divorce: "Throughout our married life, he and I literally lived out of a suitcase in a nomadic journey from one place to another in his quest to avoid income taxes.

"On numerous occasions (when Jagger was in America), he told me he had to keep secret the fact that he was making recordings in Los Angeles, so as not to be forced to pay United States income tax."

Meanwhile, Prince Rupert set about restructuring the Stones as a blue-chip company, with four individual firms set up in Holland, each dealing with a different revenue stream.

That remains the basis of the Stones' financing to this day.

Their early tours used VW camper vans - but this haphazardness quickly became transformed into a professional enterprise on a scale which no other band ever attempted.

The result was an immense entourage, including immigration lawyers and fleets of business managers. All of them, until Friday, answered to Prince Rupert.

What the Stones have done - perhaps in the absence of the massive revenues which other stars get just from their songs being played, thanks to the incompetence of former manager Allen Klein - is to have taken the rock tour to unprecedented levels of profit.

They were the first to spend millions on spectacular staging, and the first to slog around the world for years at a time.

Without the guiding hand of Prince Rupert, surely the band would have folded years ago.

Instead, the Stones have proved innovators in their field.

They were the first to add product sponsorship, doing multi-million-dollar deals with Jovan perfume, Budweiser beer, Volkswagen and the Chase Manhattan Bank.

They reputedly got £6 million for allowing Bill Gates to use a snatch of Start Me Up to promote his Windows software.

Add to this the money from tickets (which are always more expensive than for other groups), record sales and merchandise, and you can see how Sir Mick has amassed his £150million fortune.

Prince Rupert has always been there to advise him on what to do with this money.


Jagger is said to have around £40million in stocks, which Loewenstein manages.

Then there is a £30 million art collection and an impressive property portfolio.

For the most part, business is conducted with discretion - but every now and again there is an unavoidable eruption.

For example, there was uproar when the Stones postponed the four-concert British leg of their Bridges To Babylon tour, complaining that Labour's new tax regulations would have made the shows "uneconomic".

The rules stated that Britons living abroad lost their tax-exempt status if they did any work in the UK.

So, once he discovered that it would cost them £10 million, Prince Rupert advised Jagger to scrap the tour.

But Prince Rupert is, despite his retiring personality, very much at home on tour and, contrary to what Jerry Hall thought, revelled in the "Rupie The Groupie" nickname.

During their long professional association, he has witnessed many of the more dramatic chapters in Jagger's life; watching his marriage to Bianca collapse as he fell for Jerry Hall and being there when, in 1991, Hall, in turn, discovered that he was still seeing the model Carla Bruni.

A furious Hall joined a party thrown by Prince Rupert, before giving Mick an earful and flying back to London.

No one knows, though, just what Loewenstein has made of it all.

He deliberately flies under the radar - hardly ever giving interviews and is rarely photographed, preferring instead the seclusion of his £10million Richmond mansion.

He's happily married to his blonde wife, Josephine - indeed, the couple celebrate their golden wedding anniversary this year.

They have two sons - Rudolf, 49, and Konrad, 48 - who have both devoted their lives to serving God.

Rudolf is a priest, while Konrad became a monk.

This dedication to religion can be seen in their father's status as a high-ranking Knight of Malta - one of the most eminent of all Catholic societies.

However, his daughter, Dora, has worked alongside her father in his West End offices before starting her own PR firm - and even edited a book on the Rolling Stones.

A thoroughly old-school charmer who disdains those sections of society he thinks of as "parvenu" or "nouveau riche", Loewenstein counted Princess Margaret as a close friend, even lending her his Caribbean home as a holiday refuge when her health was worsening.

He is not afraid to issue harsh words about the modern worship of celebrities, which is ironic given his dedication to his famous clients.

But Rupie is terrifically grand, don't forget - he worships at London's Brompton Oratory with his close friend General Sir Charles Guthrie, who was the Chief of the Defence Staff until 2001.

He also likes to lunch at Harry's Bar in South Audley Street, Mayfair, and is believed to be a member of the gentlemen's club Whites.

He was a guest at Imran Khan and Jemima Goldsmith's wedding, as a family friend of the Goldsmith clan.

But surely the defining relationship in his life has been his unlikely alliance with Sir Mick Jagger, the snake-hipped, penny-pinching graduate of the London School of Economics.

Mick's rackety personal life - seven children by four different women, the Balinese marriage with Jerry that never was, and so on - must seem utterly alien to his blueblooded financial adviser.

But the friendship has endured longer than any of Mick's romantic liaisons.

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The British Association

In Great Britain the Order has a long connection with the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth which is in St. John's Wood, London, and is so named because it was an ancient manor of the Order. Founded in 1875, the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (BASMOM), as part of the OSJCT (Orders of St John Care Trust), participates in the operation of homes for the aged, in Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Arundel and Oxfordshire. Currently there are some 2200 residents, the Order being part of the organisation which is the largest provider of protected accommodation in the UK. The Delegation of Scotland and the Northern Marches provides mini-buses for the Order of Malta Dial-a-Journey Service for the disabled. BASMOM also sponsors a leprosy centre in Uganda and a medical centre in Tanzania. The various Associations cooperate in organising pilgrimages to Lourdes and Fatima as well as to other places.

The Order has some 240 British members, many of whom are descended from recusant Catholic families and martyrs. Membership is by invitation, usually after work for the Order. The President of the British Association is Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein (shown here).

In Britain the Order has two auxiliary bodies, the Order of Malta Volunteers in England and the Companions of the Order of Malta in Scotland. They are closely associated with the work of the Order, organising pilgrimages to Lourdes and Walsingham and various fund raising events.

The Grand Priory and offices of the British Association are at Brampton House, The hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, in St. John's Wood, London NW8.







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The Rolling Stones, reports Serwer, are a private and secretive organization, and many of their executives, such as chief financial officer Joe Rascoff, tour manager Michael Cohl, and Prince Rupert Lowenstein, a London-based banker who has been the band's business advisor for over 30 years, stay out of the public eye. But they are crucial when it comes to "interlocking" the various businesses linked to the band: touring, merchandising, publishing rights, etc. They oversee a group of four companies--based in the Netherlands, which has a more favorable tax code than the U.K.--each dedicated to a particular side of the business







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APPOINTMENT OF PRINCE RUPERT ZU LOEWENSTEN TO A PAPAL KNIGHT AND HIS PROMOTION TO BAILIFF OF THE SMOM

On 5th December 2006 in a ceremony in the London Oratory, H.S.H. Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, Count of Loewenstein-Scharffeneck, Vice-President of the Deputation and President of the British Association of the Order was invested as a knight commander with star of the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great, in recognition of his services over many years as President of the Friends of the London Oratory, President of the Latin Mass Society, and Chairman (now Chairman Emeritus) of the British section of the Latin Mass society.

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein has been elevated to the rank of Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; Prince Rupert is president of the British Association of the SMOM.


 

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Delano Eugene Lewis - President and CEO of Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company; President and CEO of National Public Radio (NPR); Director, Chairman of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee; Director of Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Director of Africare and Foundation Schools; etc, etc...
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Personal Information

Born Delano Eugene Lewis, November 12, 1938, in Arkansas City, KS; son of a railroad employee and a beautician; married; wife's name, Gayle; children: Delano, Jr., Geoffrey, Brian, Phillip.
Education: University of Kansas, B.A., 1960; Washburn School of Law, J.D., 1963.

Career

U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, attorney, 1963-65; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC, attorney in Office of Analysis and Advice; U.S. Peace Corps, volunteer associate director in Nigeria and country director in Uganda, 1966-69; Office of Senator Edward Brooke, Washington, DC, legislative assistant, 1969-71; Office of Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy, Washington, DC, legislative assistant, 1971-73. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, Washington, DC, began as public affairs manager, 1973, became vice president, 1983, president, 1988, and chief executive officer, 1990. National Public Radio (NPR), Washington, DC, named president and chief executive officer, 1993; assumed office, 1994--. National Information Infrastructure (NII), member of advisory council, 1994. Has served on numerous boards of directors and in philanthropic organizations, including Greater Washington Board of Trade, Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, Mainstream, Africare, Washington Performing Arts Society, and D.C. Vocational Education and Career Opportunities Commission.

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Awards

Named a "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian magazine, 1978; President's Medal from Catholic University, 1978; named to Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 1987. Honorary degrees from Marymount University, George Washington University, and Bowie State University.







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[center]Delano E. Lewis [/center]   
Director, Chairman of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, Member of Personnel & Organization Committee and Member of Finance Committee, Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Delano E. Lewis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company (C&P), a subsidiary of Bell Atlantic Corporation, from 1988 to 1993. Mr. Lewis served as Vice President of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company from 1983 to 1988. he began his career in government in 1963 as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He joined C&P in 1973. He served at National Public Radio [NPR] as its President and Chief Executive Officer ... from 1994 to 1998, and later as Chairman of the NPR Foundation. Mr. Lewis has been Director of Colgate-Palmolive Co. since 2001, Eastman Kodak Co. since July 2001, Government Employees Insurance Company, Inc. since 1989 and BET Holdings, Inc. since 1994. He serves as a Director of Africare and Foundation Schools. He served as a Director of KnowledgeMax Inc. (formerly Sideware Systems Inc.) since May 2002, Colgate-Palmolive Co. from 1991 to 1999, Eastman Kodak Company from May 1998 to December 1999 and C&P Telephone Company from 1983 to 1993. Mr. Lewis served as Director of Chalk Media Corp., since July 19, 2006 until December 2007. He was named Director of the Peace Corps' East and Southern Africa Division. He serves as Chairman of United Way Campaign, D.C. Youth Employment Advisory Council and Co-chair of The National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council [NIIAC] from 1994 to 1996. He served as Chairman of Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation. He has been President of Greater Washington Board of Trade. His lifetime of social, philanthropic, and outreach activities was capped when President Clinton appointed him to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa in December 1999, where he served until his retirement from diplomatic service in July 2001. He worked in the Peace Corps as Associate Director in Nigeria and Country Director in Uganda from 1966 to 1969. In the past, he has served on the boards of Apple Computer, Chase Manhattan Corporation, Halliburton Company, Black Entertainment Television, and the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation. Mr. Lewis has also served on the Peace Corps staff in Africa and on the staff of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Justice. He continued his public service on Capitol Hill as Legislative Assistant to Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts and later as Administrative Assistant to Delegate Walter E. Fauntroy of the District of Columbia. In 1992, he participated in President-elect Clinton's Economic Summit. Among many honors and awards, Mr. Lewis was named 'Washingtonian of The Year' and awarded Catholic University's America's President Award and the Sovereign Order Of Malta. He has also received honorary degrees from George Washington University, Marymount University and Bowie State University, Kent State University and Lafayette College. With an educational background in Political Science, History and Law, he held memberships in the Kansas and District of Columbia Bar Associations. Mr. Lewis received a BA from University of Kansas and a JD from Washburn School of Law.


 

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George William Strake - Pioneering Texas oilman; Director o/t Mercantile-Commerce Bank and Trust Company in St. Louis; Chairman o/t Board and President o/t Aluminum Products Company in Houston; Founder o/t Houston Tribune
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Died. George W. Strake, 74, pioneering Texas oilman and pillar of the Roman Catholic Church; of a heart attack; in Columbus, Texas. For five years as a wildcatter, Strake drilled dry well after dry well. Then in 1931 he hit oil in Conroe, Texas, in what proved to be the nation's third biggest field. It brought him a fortune estimated at $100 million, much of which he gave to his church—a beneficence that brought him two of the Vatican's highest honors for a layman—the Order of St. Sylvester and the Order of Malta.







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STRAKE, GEORGE WILLIAM (1894-1969). George William Strake, pioneer oilman and philanthropist, was born on November 9, 1894, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of William George and Anna (Casper) Strake. He was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and received a B.S. degree from St. Louis University in 1917. He served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War I,qv then worked in the oil industry in Mexico from 1919 to 1925. Afterwards, he went to Havana, Cuba, where he lost almost all of the $250,000 he had made in Mexico. In 1927 Strake moved to the Houston area and, as an independent oilman, leased land near Conroe. His 8,500 acres of South Texas Development Company land was the largest block of land leased up to that time for oil exploration. Geologists claimed that no oil was to be found there, however, and Strake could not get outside financial backing; nevertheless, after drilling many dry wells, he struck oil in December 1931. Other successful wells followed in the Conroe oilfield,qv which proved to be the third largest oilfield in the United States. Strake's discovery proved that the Cockfield sand was an oil-producing formation and opened wildcatting in an area fifty miles wide and 500 miles long, from Texas into Louisiana and Mississippi. His oil operations eventually spread into coastal and West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, the southern states, and as far north as Michigan and Nebraska. His oil fortune was estimated to be between $100 million and $200 million. In addition to his oil interests, Strake was a director of the Mercantile-Commerce Bank and Trust Company in St. Louis, chairman of the board and president of the Aluminum Products Company in Houston, an original stockholder and founder of the Houston Tribune, and an officer in many other companies. In 1937 he represented the governor and the state of Texas at the United States presidential inauguration, and during World War II he served on the citizens' committee for Houston-Harris County civil defense and as Texas representative for Belgian war relief.

Strake, a devout Catholic, gave much of his oil fortune to educational institutions, civic organizations, and charities. He served on the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America and donated several thousand acres near Conroe to the scouts; the land, named Camp Strake, was the third largest scout camp in the United States. Strake donated $500,000 to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation in Houston and thus became a founding benefactor of that institution. He was also a generous contributor to the University of St. Thomas and a member of its board of trustees, and to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston, which was named in his honor. He was on the board of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, served Our Lady of the Lake College (now Our Lady of the Lake University) in San Antonio in an advisory capacity, and was a trustee of the Institute of Chinese Culture in Washington. He was also on the board of governors of the American National Red Cross and the Southwest Research Institute and was a trustee of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Strake was cited as the most generous contributor to the Houston-Harris County United Fund charities. He was a member of numerous professional and civic organizations. In recognition of his gifts and support, Strake received several honorary degrees and four papal honors between 1937 and 1950, including two of the Vatican's highest honors for a layman-the Order of St. Sylvester and the Order of Malta. The National Conference of Christians and Jews, in which he served as a member of the national board, honored him in 1950 for outstanding contributions to business, civic, and religious affairs. On June 5, 1957, the citizens of Conroe honored Strake on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the discovery of oil in Montgomery County by dedicating a monument to him on the city hall lawn; Governor Price Daniel read a proclamation designating the day George W. Strake Day in Montgomery County. Strake was married to Susan E. Kehoe on September 10, 1924, and they had three children. He died on August 6, 1969, in Columbus, while on a trip to San Antonio, and was buried in the Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Houston.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Houston Chronicle, June 4, 5, 1957, August 7, 1969. Houston Post, May 1, 1966, August 7, 1969. Time, August 15, 1969. Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin. Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Vol. 2.
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Fred Monroe Zeder II - Ambassador; Chairman and CEO of Hydrometals Corporation; Chairman o/t board of Paradise Cruise Corporation in Hawaii; Director of the Office of Territorial Affairs; President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC);...
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Ambassador Fred Monroe Zeder II, whose distinguished career spanned both public and private sectors, died March 12 at the age of 82 in Pebble Beach, California, following a brief illness.

A fighter pilot in World War II, Zeder participated in the U.S. invasion and repatriation of Attu and Kiska Islands in the North Pacific. He flew both P-40 and P-38 fighters, retiring from the Air Force Reserve in 1951 with the rank of major.  Zeder was familiar with high speeds.  In 1941, he won a national hydroplane racing championship.  He was also a Golden Gloves semifinalist. was admitted to the Young Presidents’ Organization in 1960.University of Michigan.  His roommate was Prescott Bush, brother of George H. Bush.  Gerald Ford was the university's star football player at the time.  After the war,  Zeder received his degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.  His first enterprise was Zeder Talbott, Inc., an advertising and marketing company based in Los Angeles.

In 1960, Zeder moved to Connecticut to create the Chrysler-Zeder sports car.  One hundred were made in Italy (picture).  He obtained an interest in cars from his father who worked with Walter Chrysler in 1924 as head of engineering at the  newly formed Chrysler-Zeder Corporation.  Previous to this effort, his father had developed the "Zeder Car" at Studebaker which featured a high compression engine.

From 1956 to 1975, Zeder was chairman and CEO of Hydrometals Corporation, a diversified manufacturing company that he moved from New York to Dallas in the early 1960s. He brought the company from near bankruptcy to an international business listed on the New York stock exchange.  The company was sold to Wallace Murray Co. in 1979.  In 1960, he was admitted to the Young Presidents’ Organization. He served as chairman of the board of Paradise Cruise Corporation in Hawaii from 1978 to the present.

Zeder first entered government service in 1971 when elected to the City Council in Dallas, Texas, where he also served on the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport Board.

President Gerald Ford appointed Zeder in 1974 to serve in the U.S. Department of the Interior as director of the Office of Territorial Affairs with oversight for U.S. policy and programs relating to American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

In 1982, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Ronald Reagan’s appointment of Zeder as the President’s personal representative for Micronesian status negotiations. Holding the rank of ambassador, Zeder negotiated the historic Compact of Free Association.  The Compact was a unique agreement that created a relationship of Free Association between the U.S. and the independent countries of the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  The agreement facilitated the movement of the Island groups from governmental control under the UN Trusteeship of the Pacific Islands(TTPI) administered by The U.S. to the status of newly independent countries.  The uniqueness of the Compacts that Zeder fostered, is found in the close working relationship between the U.S. and the Compact countries while allowing their complete independence and self-government.  The Compacts were detailed agreements that provide funding and technical assistance while permitting the citizens of Compact countries to live, obtain education and work in the U.S.  The U.S. also provides military security that mutually benefits the U.S. and the Compact countries.

Approval of the Compacts by Congress also cleared the way for a fourth island group, the Marianas Islands, to become a Commonwealth of the U.S.

Zeder was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1988 as president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). In this role, Zeder promoted private investment and supported U.S. national interests in 130 countries. Under his leadership, OPIC played a major role on behalf of President Bush in supporting the Solidarity Union reform movement that ended communist rule in Poland. Following Poland, Zeder and OPIC turned their attention to each Eastern European country that emerged from communist rule. Similar efforts were made in the Soviet Union, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Zeder served as district director of the National Alliance of Businessmen, vice chairman of the Committee of Publicly Owned Companies, and a founding member of the World Business Council. He served as a special advisor to the Fund for America’s Future from 1987 to 1988, a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a trustee of the George H. W. Bush Library. He was also a decorated Knight of Malta.

Zeder was married to the late Martha Blood for 57 years, with whom he had five children. In 2001 he married Dorothy Post Rodgers.


 

 

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Other News in March 31, 2008

http://www.illuminati-news.com/Articles/136.html

http://www.illuminati-news.com/Articles/137.html (Dr. Dennis Cuddy)

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/prince_hall/famous.html

http://www.faithwriters.com/article-details.php?id=12935

http://www.whatisfreemasonry.com/

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/006/freemasons.htm

Righteous Order or Evil Chaos

From http://www.covenantnews.com/cronkrite080331.htm

 

 

Righteous Order or Evil Chaos
Which Will It Be?





By Al Cronkrite





The Covenant News ~ March 27, 2008





United States is overflowing with mind bending assertions and unreasonable procedures. Aberrant pronouncements and nonsensical explanations are so common the people have begun to accept them as normal and, since there is no truth available from the sources they are using, they believe the lies.

The foremost current aberration involves the War in Iraq.

President George W. Bush recently claimed that our military forces have laid the foundation for peace in Iraq and vowed that so long as he is president he will make sure the troops that have died will not have died in vain.

It is appalling that our citizens believe this propaganda. Some years ago the Black community succeeded in reversing the meaning of “good” and “bad” making bad mean good, now our government would have us believe that war means peace. The ugly crooked parts people put in their hair seem to create disorder in the underlying tissue causing them to believe anything!

Nine/eleven was fortuitous and intrinsic to the agenda of the Bush regime. It awakened the pugnacity of the American people and like obedient zombies they transferred their ire from the designated 9/11 culprit, Osama Bin Laden, to the hated regime of Saddam Hussein and from Saddam to the entire Arab race – with a little help from the government propaganda machine.

As the puppeteers manipulated their puppet, Osama and the puppet’s vow to bring him to justice were forgotten and replaced by a massive campaign supporting an invasion of Iraq.

Some of the propaganda that preceded the war involved freeing the citizens and creating a Democratic government. It was also said that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed an imminent threat to the United States.

The war is now five years old and there are two conflicting stories. One story comes from the hands-on reports of soldiers and investigative reporters and the other comes from government officials who are involved in supporting the Bush regime. The reports are exact opposites. Hands on reports tell of religious strife, intermittent electrical power, widespread guerrilla warfare, and tyranny as bad as or worse than Saddam’s. Still, the official line is that things are improving.

Iraqi casualties resulting from the war are not published but they are estimated at between one and two million.

The Bush regime maintains our intentions in Iraq are to bring Democracy. In a Democracy the people hold the ruling power. While all this fancy rhetoric is foisted on U. S. citizens, the same government that claims to be establishing Democracy in Iraq is in the process of squelching Democracy in the United States by surreptitiously creating regional government.

To my surprise and delight our monopolistic, New York Times owned fourth estate just published an essay written by Jacob Hornberger listing the following government atrocities: “torture, snitches, military tribunals, warrantless searches, immunity from crimes, denial of due process, denial of trial by jury, cancellation of habeas corpus, NSA spying on Americans, and other infringements of civil liberties.”

If those atrocities had been headlined covering the entire front page of the paper, proper outrage might be forthcoming.

Other serious aberrations:

Though it is obvious that President George W. Bush’s meetings with President Vicente Fox of Mexico and Stephen Harper of Canada were used to implement open borders and a North American Union, there is no public discussion of this treachery.

After listening to mendacious campaign rhetoric in election after election most of our citizens continue to lend credence to the bogus promised and vote for the candidate that lied most effectively.

The Christian electorate in the United States and its leaders have not yet come to an understanding that if they vote for the candidates of either major political party they will continue to be subjected to the same illegal, immoral, and treasonous activities they have been complaining about for decades.

Fictitious propaganda involving Iran has been in full swing for the past several months and there are rumors of an impending attack.

Every citizen is now screened before being allowed to board an airplane but Tazers which would fortify the cockpit against attack have never been authorized.

While the Bush regime allows our Southern borders to remain open to any and all comers it claims to be restricting the freedom of our citizens to prevent terrorism.

Congress has been cowed into accepting the status quo and never questions the origin of 9/11, the role of the Federal Reserve, the massive federal debt, the denigration of the Constitution, the disintegration of the nation, or the treasonous progress of world government.

Our Army Generals including the Chiefs of Staff fail to support the fact that women are weaker and less effective as soldiers than men.

David Rockefeller writes in his book “Memoires” that he supports a new world order and is proud of it but our pulpits fail to mention this affront to the sovereignty of God.

Most citizens do not know that United States has a larger percentage of its citizens held captive in jails than any other nation in the world – including China and Russia. Neither do they understand that the hidden powers are in the process of jailing another large segment of our population under the label of “sexual predators”.

Our government schools can teach grade school students the validity of homosexuality and lesbianism but they cannot teach God’s Law or the Christian religion.

We cannot speak about the diseases involved in the homosexual life and it is accepted as truth that homosexuality is as normal as heterosexuality.

The Holocaust, sacrosanct to the exclusion of free speech and legally supported with dissenters facing jail in some countries, is being used as an excuse to continue the illegal acquisition of land and the extermination of its owners by an illegitimate neo-Israel.

This list could go on for several pages.

My wife and I recently stopped attending a local Reformed Christian Church. Though the sermons were long and often boring they were expository and accurate. The preacher himself is hardworking and dedicated but made no effort to connect the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the horrendous deterioration in our government and culture. When the overarching evils of our generation are not addressed with God’s Truth it is a dangerous and grievous sin of omission.

Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Barak Obama’s preacher, has been soundly castigated in our press and media. Obama has been forced to separate himself from the positions his preacher has taken. I do not support Barak Obama or of his candidacy for president. However, I am delighted to hear a message from the pulpit of Dr. Jeremiah Wright that I have never heard from any other pulpit. Take a few minutes and listen to a bit of the preaching of Dr. Wright
here. You may not like what he says but he preaches the truth. Yes, there is racism and his theological underpinnings are questionable but this is a preaching all Americans need to hear and understand. We have sinned and are in need of repentance.

When truth is scarce chaos is abundant.

I was recently a guest on a radio program where I mentioned that society cannot maintain order without a stable legal code. The moderator maintained our Founders had written the Constitution for that reason. He was correct, but the Constitution is a man-made document and man-made documents can be reversed by other man-makers. Man was not created to subject his fate to the anarchy of the human mind no matter how brilliant it may be. Without wide acceptance of the Law of God as an eternal unchanging standard we expose ourselves to constant chaos.

Dr. Wright speaks about the need to examine his personal relationship with God. Prayer and intimate fellowship are needed but we are involved in a battle that the devil is winning by default. First, we must repent, turn about, and begin to obey God. Most Christians are familiar with the “Sword of the Spirit” and the “Breastplate of Righteousness” but few could provide a workable definition of either. Wars require suitable weapons.

It is not enough to know about the hidden evils that threaten to overtake us. Knowing what is happening and not being able to win a battle against it is useless.

The Sword of the Spirit is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Our Lord imbues the chosen Christian with a Spiritual boldness that cuts keenly through the error of secularism. Jesus died that those God chooses might come before His throne without sin; clean and white as new fallen snow. God’s Law is arguably superior to human law and every Christian pulpit should be lifting it up and pointing to its superiority. It is God’s Law that sets the platform for justice and order. Human law is not only tyrannical and evil but chaotic and unable to provide a just foundation. Without the sword of God’s Law Christians cannot win the battle for control of His creation.

The Breastplate of Righteousness is obedience. Christian soldiers are required to follow God’s commandments in all of their actions. They are to be of one mind seeking dominion for The Creator over all of creation. Obedience must be their primary concern not the progress of the battle. Their Breastplate is obedience and the goal is a God controlled victory.

Imagine dear Christian worker what would happen in our culture if every church pulpit took up the Sword of the Spirit and the Breastplate of Righteousness and Sunday after Sunday taught their members how to be in the very center of God’s perfect Will in the fight against the wiles of Satan.

An obedient Christian army properly equipped could win the battle even in this dying culture! It is our battle and we were chosen by God Himself and equipped to fight it.

Failure to keep God’s Commandments brought defeat to God’s people all through the Old Testament. Christians, leaders and laypersons, need to read through the Bible to get an understanding of God’s Will for His people. Christians in United States are so badly deceived they do not understand either the necessity for obedience or what obedience requires.

As a humanistic document the Constitution and Bill of Rights are sterling examples but they are of human origin and are unable to provide a proper foundation for a righteous culture. Our Constitution was written by humans and is being ignored by humans. God’s Law was written by God and given to Moses, it will endure forever; it cannot be amended!

Obedience is the key to victory and victory brings peace and order. Attempting to fight the battle against evil with pragmatic weapons will always end in defeat and defeat will bring satanic chaos and tyranny. Which will it be, righteous order or evil chaos?




Al Cronkrite is a free-lance writer from Florida.
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