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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7085140.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797084

Britain announced the creation of the world’s largest marine nature reserve yesterday in the pristine waters surrounding the Chagos Islands, a cluster of islands in the Indian Ocean.

The protected area will cover about 250,000sq miles (650,000sq kms) of ocean around some of the best preserved seas on the planet. The decision has delighted conservationists, but enraged human rights groups and caused neighbouring Mauritius to issue threats.

Making the declaration, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said that the reserve would double the global coverage of the world’s oceans under protection. “Its creation is a major step forward for protecting the oceans, not just around the British Indian Ocean Territory itself, but also throughout the world,” he said.

A series of scientific studies has established the importance of preserving the ocean surrounding the Chagos islands. After proposals from a coalition of conservation groups, the Government ran a three-month public consultation to guide its decision.
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“David Miliband has given a great gift to the world today,” said Alistair Gammel, the UK head of the Pew Environment Group , one of the organisations leading the campaign to conserve the area. “The world’s oceans really need this. He’s set an example to the rest of the world.”

The purity of the water around Chagos has given its coral reefs protection against the warming that has killed much of the coral in the Indian Ocean. Since the islands straddle currents that pass to both east and west, they offer hope that its corals could recolonise the damaged reefs of other Indian Ocean nations.

The 200-mile (320km) exclusion zone will also protect a vast undersea landscape of seamounts and deep ocean trenches that have yet to be mapped properly.

The minimal human population on the islands has led to the exceptional environmental preservation, but has murky political origins. In 1965 about 1,500 inhabitants were evicted by the British Government to make way for a US military base on the largest of the islands, Diego García. Pollutant levels in the waters and the marine life are mostly below detection rates of one part per trillion, making the area a valuable scientific baseline against which to judge human impacts to other areas of ocean.

Financing the new reserve is a big concern. The area is patrolled by the Pacific Marlin, a small vessel that costs £1.7 million a year to operate. Until now licences sold to French, Spanish, Korean and Taiwanese tuna-fishing vessels contributed about £1 million a year to the cost. A faster patrol ship will probably be necessary to prevent illegal fishing in the new reserve, but there are hopes that the US military base will assist enforcement by sharing information from existing intelligence networks on activity in the area.

Some conservationists worry that the Chagos reserve has been rushed through without consensus in order to ensure Gordon Brown an environ-mental legacy to outdo that won by George W. Bush’s end-of-term decision to protect vast tracts of the western Pacific.

“Consensus is always elusive and difficult,” said Mr Gammel. “If you want consensus you often don’t get anything.”

Mauritius is furious at the unilateral decision. In 1965 it was told by Britain that the Chagos Islands would be given to them when they were no longer needed for defence purposes. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials privately admit that they cannot foresee a time when this would be the case.

“This has nothing to do with the environment,” said the Mauritian High Commissioner to London. “They want to prevent islanders from going back and keep these islands for ever. But we are not going to let this go. They will face the consequences of this.”

“We are not against conservation as long as it doesn’t impact fundamental human rights,” said Olivier Bancourt, who was moved from the islands at the age of 4. “What is very unfair and sad is that instead of taking into consideration a human being they are giving more thought to fishes and coral reef.”



I new this sounded weird until I read the Diego Garcia bit. This along with Guam being overpopulated.

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Re: UK creates world’s largest marine nature reserve in Indian Ocean
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Pew Trusts - Sunoco - Seagrams - HSBC- Business Connections

By Hook or by Crook....
Interesting see: the Joint UK/US expansion of Diego Garcia started back in 1974

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Military goal: “to be able to run the planet from Guam and Diego Garcia by 2015″

David Miliband, the UK Foreign Secretary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Miliband
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Born in London, David Miliband is the elder son of Marion Kozak, from Poland, and the late Marxist intellectual Ralph Miliband, who fled Belgium during World War II

he was a Kennedy Scholar

Research Fellow and policy analyst at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Miliband is an advocate for international awareness of climate change and believes the cooperation of all nations is needed for environmental reform. Miliband's focuses include food retail waste management and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural industries. He believes that the EU should go further in two areas: a low carbon global economy and global action on climate change.

The Treaty of Lisbon creates the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, a post commonly known as the European Foreign Minister. In autumn 2009 as the Treaty came close to entering into force, Miliband was named as being under consideration for the post as EU officials regarded him as "ideal material

In an interview with CNN in 2009, Miliband stated that he has a Jewish background, grew up in a secular setting, and describes himself as an atheist with a 'huge respect' for peoples of faiths.[1]


The [STOLEN] area will cover about 250,000sq miles (650,000sq kms) of ocean around some of the best preserved seas on the planet.
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Alistair Gammel, the UK head of the Pew Environment Group

http://www.pewtrusts.org/about_us.aspx

Back in 1946, Look magazine  [ CIA / Bilderberg ] invited Joseph N. Pew Jr., an executive at the Sun Oil Company  [ Rockefeller buddy ] (he would become board chairman in 1947) and a prominent voice on social and political issues

The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit, is the sole beneficiary of seven individual charitable funds established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-79355668.html
Established in 1948 by relatives of Sun Oil Company founder, Joseph N. Pew, the Pew Trusts has quietly become a leading force for funding environmental groups and environmental campaigns. With an endowment of $4.9 billion, Pew's strength in environmental causes has been attributed to the "hands-on" leadership of Joshua Reichert, the director of the Trust's environmental programs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunoco
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With increased diversification, Sun Oil Company was renamed Sun Company in 1976. In 1980, Sun acquired the U.S. oil and gas properties of Texas Pacific Oil Company, Inc., a subsidiary of The Seagram Company, Ltd. [ DOPE INC] , for US $2.3 billion—the second largest acquisition in U.S. history to that date.

In 2004, Sunoco replaced ConocoPhillips' 76 brand as the official fuel of NASCAR.

http://www.smokershistory.com/PewTrust.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pew_Charitable_Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent non-profit organization and non-governmental organization, founded in 1948 with over US$5 billion in assets

Joseph Pew and his heirs were politically conservative.

Most of the early beneficiaries were conservative organizations such as the John Birch Society, the American Liberty League, and the American Enterprise Institute,[3][4]

According to the 2009 Annual Report, five of the 12 persons currently serving on the Board for the Trusts are named Pew. Two of the five are physicians.

http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/05_04_FW.pdf
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The Pew Charitable Trusts are actually an interlocking set of seven trusts established by the children of turn-of-thecentury
oil baron Joseph N. Pew, and stewarded by the family’s private investment bank, the Glenmede Trust Company, which
is the trustee of the seven charitable trusts. Glenmede manages $14 billion of total Pew family wealth, about $4 billion of which belongs to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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In 1965 about 1,500 inhabitants were evicted by the British Government to make way for a US military base on the largest of the islands, Diego García.

the US military base will assist enforcement by sharing information from existing intelligence networks on activity in the area.

Mauritius is furious at the unilateral decision. In 1965 it was told by Britain that the Chagos Islands would be given to them when they were no longer needed for defence purposes. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials privately admit that they cannot foresee a time when this would be the case.

“They want to prevent islanders from going back and keep these islands for ever. But we are not going to let this go. They will face the consequences of this.”

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http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/05_04_FW.pdf
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The Pew Charitable Trusts are actually an interlocking set of seven trusts established by the children of turn-of-thecentury
oil baron Joseph N. Pew, and stewarded by the family’s private investment bank, the Glenmede Trust Company, which
is the trustee of the seven charitable trusts. Glenmede manages $14 billion of total Pew family wealth, about $4 billion of which belongs to the Pew Charitable Trusts.


(FYI Business week has been taken over by BLOOMBERG so this info will soon be suspect....)

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=1019671

The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. is an asset management arm of The Glenmede Corporation. The firm also provides wealth advisory including estate, financial and tax planning, inter-generational wealth transfer, charitable planning, retirement planning, and consolidated manager reporting services to its clients.

Board of Directors:

The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. INSIDERS ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Name (Connections) Relationships Title Age
Laura Williamson CPA  16 Relationships Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and Member of Management Committee --
Mary Wirts   16 Relationships First Vice President, Managing Director of Fixed Income, and Member of Investment Policy Committee --

Other Board Members on Board of Directors
Name (Connections) Relationships Primary Company Age
J. Thomas Dunlevy   16 Relationships The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. --
Norman Callaway   16 Relationships The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. --
Susan Catherwood   79 Relationships Glenmede Corporation 65
Aristides Georgantas   21 Relationships University Of Massachusetts 64
Ronald Naples   82 Relationships PH Glatfelter Co. 63
John Porter III  29 Relationships Meridian Bancorp, Inc. --
Robert Williams   22 Relationships Pew Charitable Trusts, The --
Ethel Wister   16 Relationships The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

G.Thompson Pew Jr.  22 Relationships Glenmede Fund, Inc. - International Portfolio 65
James Pew   16 Relationships The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. --
J. Howard Pew II  16 Relationships The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. --
J. Pew III  22 Relationships Pew Charitable Trusts, The --
J. Pew IV  22 Relationships Pew Charitable Trusts, The --
R. Pew   47 Relationships Sunoco Logistics Partners LP 72
Richard Pew   16 Relationships The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. --



BOARD MEMBERS AFFILIATED WITH R. Anderson Pew *
R. Anderson Pew     The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
Age 72 Total Annual Compensation --

J. N. Pew Pew Charitable Trusts, The Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A
Richard F. Pew The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
G.Thompson Pew Glenmede Fund, Inc. - International Portfolio Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
J. Howard Pew The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
James S. Pew The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

Anthony Talcott Enders Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Cynthia A. Archer Sunoco Logistics Partners LP Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College

Aristides W. Georgantas University Of Massachusetts Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
Ronald J. Naples PH Glatfelter Co. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

J. Thomas Dunlevy The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
Susan W. Catherwood Glenmede Corporation Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
Robert G. Williams Pew Charitable Trusts, The Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
Mary Ann Bridger Wirts Glenmede Fund Inc. - Philadelphia International Fund  Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

Laura Ann Williamson The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
John F. Porter Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.
Norman T. Callaway The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

Ethel Benson Wister The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Board Affiliations The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

Roger B. McNamee Alphabeticall Inc. Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Willa E. Seldon Milepost Ventures Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Sally Hoover Zeckhauser Harvard University Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Alan R. Hirsig Celanese Corp. Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Betsy Z. Cohen The Bancorp Inc. Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Robert M. Aiken NN Inc. Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College

David W. Oxtoby Association Of American Colleges And Universities Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College

Marian Scheuer Sofaer Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Catherine Allegra Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Ruth Kaiser Nelson Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Beverly J. Lange Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Julia L. Kagan Meredith Corp. Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Lisa Yun Lee Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Nora Lavori Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Roland M. Machold Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Bridget B. Baird Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Jacqueline Badger Mars Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Frederick C. Baumert Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Billie D. Gaines Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Drew Gilpin Faust Harvard University Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Donald N. Gellert Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Lucy Norman Friedman Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Barbara Paul Robinson Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Arlene Joy Gibson Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Betsy Havens Watkins Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Juliet J. Goodfriend Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Denise Lee Hurley Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
Fern Y. Hunt Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College
John S. Price Bryn Mawr College Board Affiliations Bryn Mawr College

IPPR Bilderberg Connection:

Bilderberg 2009 Attendee List

Martin Taylor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Taylor_(businessman)

Martin Taylor (born 1952) is a businessman and former chief executive of Barclays Bank. He is currently Chairman of Syngenta AG.

He joined Reuters as a journalist in 1974, before moving to the Financial Times in 1978, where he would edit that paper's Lex column.

In 1984, he joined the board of Courtaulds, becoming chief executive of Courtaulds Textiles by 1990. He became chief executive of Barclays four years later, in 1994, remaining there until 1998.

He was a member of the UK Parliament select Committee for Science and Technology for five years. He also joined the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and compiled their 2001 Commission on Public/Private Partnerships report.

He has attended many meetings of the Bilderberg Group and served as Secretary General for several years.

Taylor is currently an international adviser to Goldman Sachs. He is Chairman of Syngenta AG and he also chairs the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture.

Taylor was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, where he earned a degree in Oriental languages. He also speaks French, German, and Italian.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunoco
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With increased diversification, Sun Oil Company was renamed Sun Company in 1976. In 1980, Sun acquired the U.S. oil and gas properties of Texas Pacific Oil Company, Inc., a subsidiary of The Seagram Company, Ltd. [ DOPE INC] , for US $2.3 billion—the second largest acquisition in U.S. history to that date.

But they still have  Seagram's on the Sunoco board.... via Robert J. Darnall  and PACTIV

Robert Darnall/Sunoco <-> Robert Darnall/PACTIV <->  PACTIV/ Samuel Minzberg / Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc -> Charles R. Bronfman / Charles R. Bronfman P.C.

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/board.asp?ticker=SUN:US
Robert Darnall   290 Relationships Pactiv Corp. 70

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/people.asp?ticker=PTV:US
Robert J. Darnall   290 Relationships Pactiv Corp. 70

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=628988&privcapId=135301&previousCapId=405869&previousTitle=PACTIV%20CORPORATION
Samuel Minzberg B.A., LL.B., B.C.L. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.    Return to PACTIV CORPORATION

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/relationship.asp?personId=215071&ticker=VIV:FP&previousCapId=135301&previousTitle=Joseph%20E.%20Seagram%20%26%20Sons%2C%20Inc.

BOARD MEMBERS AFFILIATED WITH Charles R. Bronfman P.C., C.C.*
Charles R. Bronfman P.C., C.C.    Return to Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.

Executive Officer, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.

PTV Details
Pactiv Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer and foodservice/food packaging products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Products and Foodservice/Food Packaging. The Consumer Products segment manufactures disposable plastic, foam, molded fiber, pressed paperboard, and aluminum packaging products, such as waste bags, food-storage bags, and disposable tableware and cookware. It sells its products under various brand names, including Hefty, Hefty Baggies, Kordite, Hefty OneZip, Hefty Odor Block, Hefty Ultra Flex, Hefty Cinch Sak, Hefty The Gripper, Hefty Kitchen Fresh, Hefty Renew, Hefty Hearty Meals, Hefty Elegantware, Hefty Zoo Pals, Hefty Easy Grip, and Hefty EZ Foil.


oh and our mr. Samuel Minzberg  also is a Director on HSBC North America Holdings Inc. which is well known for it's money laundering and  he just happens to be closely connected to Charles R. Bronfman  , the man himself..

http://www.forbes.com/finance/lists/10/2003/LIR.jhtml?passListId=10&passYear=2003&passListType=Person&uniqueId=P8Z1&datatype=Perso
Charles R Bronfman , 71 , inherited and growing
Net Worth: $2.2 bil  
Country of citizenship: Canada

They want to live while you die:

http://www.mountsinaihospital.org/Research/Centers%20Laboratories%20and%20Programs/IPM

Charles R. Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine explores how genetic information and environmental exposure affect each person's risk to develop certain diseases and response to medication.

The Institute examines how this new model of genome-informed personalized healthcare may be translated in clinical settings to advance the practice, delivery and economics of health care.  While personalized medicine is transforming the health system as we know it, we are bridging the gap between genomics research and patient care.


And guess what?  Robert J. Darnall  is on the HSBC North America Holdings Inc. Too!

See: SEC approves ICE credit-default swap clearing plan

HSBC gets it's place at the ICE CDS Trough

http://www.a-teamgroup.com/article/hsbc-usa-joins-ice-trust-as-a-clearing-member-for-cdss/
HSBC USA Joins ICE Trust as a Clearing Member for CDS's
27 May 2009      

IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) has added HSBC USA as a clearing member of its clearing counterparty (CCP) for the credit default swap (CDS) market, ICE Trust. The CCP, which launched on 9 March, was the first contender in the US market to receive regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is currently planning to launch European operations later this year.

BAE Systems - bribes - Prince Bandar - 9/11 attacks

Board Directors Business Connections - Carlyle Group (to HSBC)

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Re: UK creates world’s largest marine nature reserve in Indian Ocean
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 07:55:26 pm »
The British crown is still stealing other peoples land. The Iluminati must be proud. ::)
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
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Re: UK creates world’s largest marine nature reserve in Indian Ocean
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 03:53:17 pm »
Made possible by Diego Garcia:

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/34-warships-sent-from-us-for-obama-visit-64459
34 warships sent from US for Obama visit - November 04, 2010 22:42 IST
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He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea.


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Re: UK creates world’s largest marine nature reserve in Indian Ocean
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 02:02:38 pm »


Air Force Space Command blog:

http://www.afspc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123237725
Vikings cheerleaders visit Detachment 2

1/11/2011 - DIEGO GARCIA, Indian Ocean — Site contractor Mike Runkle (center) gives the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders an educational orientation of the 21st Operations Group Detachment 2 site at Diego Garcia Jan. 2.

The cheerleaders learned about the Det. 2 Ground-based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance mission to detect, track and identify space objects. Det. 2, located in the Indian Ocean, is one of the 21st Space Wing’s geographically separated units conducting precise and disciplined missile warning, missile defense and space control operations. The trip was sponsored by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation and sends entertainers around the globe to support deployed service members overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bruce Chatfield)

http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/nssrm/initiatives/geodss.htm

Space surveillance is essential to the space control mission and involves the functions and ability to monitor, assess, and inform. The nerve center of United States Space Command's (USSPACECOM) space surveillance mission is the Space Surveillance Center (SSC) located deep inside Cheyenne Mountain AFB, Colorado. A computer network in the SSC keeps a constant record of the movements of thousands of man-made objects orbiting the Earth. These objects include satellites (active and inactive) and pieces of space debris. The SSC computers receive a steady flow of information from the elements of the space surveillance network (SSN). The SSN consists of radars and optical tracking devices located around the world. Specific SSC responsibilities include:

http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/nssrm/initiatives/diego.htm

The Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) site at Diego Garcia is one of three operational sites performing ground-based optical tracking of space objects. The Socorro (New Mexico, USA), Choe Jong San (South Korea) and Maui (Hawaii, USA) sites were operational by 1983. A fourth site, Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean), was completed in 1987, and a fifth site was planned but later cancelled for Portugal. The South Korean site was closed in 1993 due to weather and cost concerns.


http://www.af.mil/information/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=170

The Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, or  GEODSS,  plays a vital role in tracking deep space objects. More than 2,500 objects, including geostationary communication satellites, are in deep space orbits varying in altitude from 10,000 to 45,000 kilometers from Earth.  

Approximately 20,000 known man-made objects in orbit around the Earth. These objects range from active payloads, such as weather satellites or Global Positioning System satellites  to "space junk" such as rocket bodies or debris from past satellite breakups.

U. S. Strategic Command's Joint Space Operations Center Space Situational Awareness Operations Cell, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is responsible for tracking all man-made objects in orbit. The center receives on-orbit positional data, known as element sets, from the Space Surveillance Network which comprises optical and radar sensors throughout the world. This enables the center to maintain accurate data on every man-made object currently in orbit.    

There are three operational GEODSS sites that report directly to Air Force Space Command's  21st Operations Group, 21st Space Wing at Peterson AFB, Colo. They are: Detachment 1, Socorro, N.M.; Detachment 2, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; and Detachment 3, Maui, Hawaii.

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Bump for Iran war mongering

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We used to call DG "Fantasy Island" because the island looks like the one used in the 70's pop culture TV show.

I didn't read all the posts but, right now, NATO / US is stockpiling bunker busting bombs their.  Or, as I like to call them, 'mini nukes'.

I'll post links if they are NOT already posted above.


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Bump for WWIII - Iran

  There won't be much a marine reserve left when WW3 starts.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunoco
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With increased diversification, Sun Oil Company was renamed Sun Company in 1976. In 1980, Sun acquired the U.S. oil and gas properties of Texas Pacific Oil Company, Inc., a subsidiary of The Seagram Company, Ltd. [ DOPE INC] , for US $2.3 billion—the second largest acquisition in U.S. history to that date.

But they still have  Seagram's on the Sunoco board.... via Robert J. Darnall  and PACTIV

Robert Darnall/Sunoco <-> Robert Darnall/PACTIV <->  PACTIV/ Samuel Minzberg / Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc -> Charles R. Bronfman / Charles R. Bronfman P.C.


http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/board.asp?ticker=SUN:US
Robert Darnall   290 Relationships Pactiv Corp. 70

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/people.asp?ticker=PTV:US
Robert J. Darnall   290 Relationships Pactiv Corp. 70

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=628988&privcapId=135301&previousCapId=405869&previousTitle=PACTIV%20CORPORATION
Samuel Minzberg B.A., LL.B., B.C.L. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.    Return to PACTIV CORPORATION

http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/relationship.asp?personId=215071&ticker=VIV:FP&previousCapId=135301&previousTitle=Joseph%20E.%20Seagram%20%26%20Sons%2C%20Inc.

BOARD MEMBERS AFFILIATED WITH Charles R. Bronfman P.C., C.C.*
Charles R. Bronfman P.C., C.C.    Return to Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.
Executive Officer, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc
.

But they still have  Seagram's on the Sunoco board.... via Robert J. Darnall  and PACTIV

Robert Darnall/Sunoco <-> Robert Darnall/PACTIV <->  PACTIV/ Samuel Minzberg / Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc -> Charles R. Bronfman / Charles R. Bronfman P.C.


http://www.muckety.com/Robert-J-Darnall/6171.muckety

Robert J. Darnall past relationships:

American Iron and Steel Institute - director
Cummins Inc. - director
HSBC North America Holdings Inc. - director
Pactiv Corporation - director
Sunoco, Inc. - director
United States Steel Corporation - director


http://www.nndb.com/people/856/000128472/
Robert J. Darnall
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Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (as Chairman)

Minzberg is Bronfman's Agent....

http://www.jgh.ca/en/BioMinzberg

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In 1998, Mr. Minzberg joined Claridge Inc., the holding company of the Charles Bronfman family, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until the end of 2002. He then took up his current duties at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in 2003.

In addition to his work for the Jewish General Hospital, Mr. Minzberg sits on the boards of HSBC Bank Canada, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., Reitmans (Canada) Limited, Quebecor Media Inc. and Richmont Mines Inc.


https://content.mercerhrs.com/shared/pdf/67_npx.pdf


IAC/Interactivecorp

1.2 Elect Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
1.10 Elect Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Sunoco Inc
1.1 Elect Robert Darnall
1.8 Elect R. Anderson Pew

Cummins Inc
1 ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: ROBERT J. DARNALL
2 ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: JOHN M. DEUTCH see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Deutch

Deutch was born in Brussels, Belgium, the son of Rachel Felicia (Fischer) and Michael Joseph Deutch.[3] He is of Russian Jewish heritage, and became a United States citizen in 1945

In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed him Director of Central Intelligence...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohad_Maiman



Ohad Maiman was born in Israel in 1977; upon completing his studies he served for 3 years in the Israel Defense Forces, traveled extensively in the Far East and South America, eventually settling down in New York City in 1999. In 2003, he graduated in philosophy and visual arts from Columbia University. He currently lives and works in New York City.


http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/149895/print
CVZ Contemporary and Milk Gallery Project held a book launch and a show for New York based photographer/philosopher Ohad Maiman. Mr. Maiman who graduated from Columbia University, traveled the Far East and South America extensively after serving three years in the Special Forces. This artist's book collects his compelling, immediate photographs of people around the world with his own philosophical statements and questions.
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Michael Gelman, Susie Gelman, Bonnie Roche Bronfman, and Gala Chair Charles R. Bronfman


Charles R. Bronfman, Susie Gelman, and Birthright Israel Foundation Chair Dan Och


Charles R. Bronfman and Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Asaf Shariv


Susie Gelman and Edgar M. Bronfman
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Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com; Melanie Einzig (Birthright).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthright_Israel
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The Birthright Israel program was initiated in 1994 and founded in cooperation with Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, as well as the Israeli government, private philanthropists, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Jewish communities
 around the world.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/54/rich-list-09_Edgar-M-Bronfman_E8GC.html
The 400 Richest Americans

#123 Edgar M. Bronfman - The Forbes 400 Richest Americans 2009



Net Worth $2.5 Billion

Source liquor, Inherited and growing

Former head of Seagram's empire inherited business from father, Sam (d. 1971), Russian immigrant who founded Distillers Corp. in Montreal in 1924; ran whiskey across U.S.-Canadian border during Prohibition.

Edgar Sr. took U.S. side of business, brother Charles ran Canadian operation. Added premium brands (Absolut), juices (Tropicana), large stake in DuPont. Son Edgar Jr. went Hollywood in 1990s: sold off juice, nylons business to finance $5.7 billion purchase of MCA/Universal stake. Sold rest to Vivendi for $34 billion. Family fortune soon faltered; cut losses, sold out after losing billions.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/01/local/la-me-richard-goldman-20101201

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=richard-goldman&pid=146869102

Richard Nathaniel Goldman Apr. 16, 1920 - Nov. 29, 2010 Richard Nathaniel Goldman, philanthropist and co-founder of the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, passed away peacefully early Monday morning at his San Francisco home at age 90. Throughout his life, Mr. Goldman remained dedicated to supporting the San Francisco Bay Area, environmental causes, the Jewish community, Israel and reproductive rights.

The son of prominent San Francisco lawyer Richard Samuel Goldman and Alice Wertheim Goldman of Great Falls, Montana, Richard N. Goldman was born and raised in San Francisco. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley and spent a year at Boalt Hall School of Law before serving in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. In 1949, he founded and was chairman of Goldman Insurance Services.

In 1951, Mr. Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda Haas Goldman, a great-grandniece of Levi Strauss, established the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund in San Francisco. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed more than $680 million dollars to nonprofit organizations and causes around the world. Through their foundation, their areas of support included efforts as early as the 1960s to support conservation and environmental causes. In 1989, the couple established the Goldman Environmental Prize, which annually awards $150,000 to six grassroots environmental heroes, one from each of the world's inhabited regions.

Today, the Goldman Prize is frequently referred to as the "Green Nobel." Mr. Goldman served on the boards of many Bay Area organizations and received numerous civic honors and awards. He was also one of the largest donors to the University of California at Berkeley, his alma mater, wherein he was named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Goldman and his wife, who died in 1996, raised four children in San Francisco.

He is survived by three of his children, John D. Goldman and his wife, Marcia, of Atherton, CA; Douglas E. Goldman and his wife, Lisa, of San Francisco, CA; and Susan R. Gelman and her husband, Michael, of Chevy Chase, MD. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Susan Goldman, widow of his son Richard W. Goldman, who predeceased his parents. In addition, Mr. Goldman is survived by his 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister Marianne Goldman of San Francisco, CA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street (at Arguello) in San Francisco. The family encourages memorial donations be made to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco; University of California at Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; or a charitable organization of the donor's choosing..

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from December 1 to December 5, 2010

http://www.undueinfluence.com/goldman_fund.htm
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
ONE LOMBARD ST STE 303
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
Phone: 415-788-1090
Fax: 415-788-7890

EIN: 94-6064502
Exempt since January 1953

Profile: Large grants to extremely anti-capitalist groups, ironically supported by an investment portfolio (2000) containing shares of Enron, Texaco,  common stock.

Source of wealth: Gifts of Rhoda H. Goldman (1924-1996), investor and businessman (Surdna is Andrus spelled backwards). His Arlington Chemical Company manufactured medicines and distributed them worldwide. His investments included buildings and land in Minneapolis, Minnesota, large timber tracts in Northern California, mineral-rich acres in New Mexico as well as significant land holdings in Florida, New Jersey and Alaska. In his 60s, he was elected mayor of Yonkers, New York, followed by four terms in the U.S. Congress. He held long-term posts as a trustee of Wesleyan University and as a director of New York Life Insurance Company.

Edgar Sr. works on nonprofit activities, Jewish advocacy.

http://www.thecharlesbronfmanprize.com/about-the-prize/founders
The Charles Bronfman Prize
Jewish Values. Global Impact.


Stephen Bronfman
 
Stephen R. Bronfman is President and CEO of Claridge Inc., a private holding company formed in Montreal in 1987.

Mr. Bronfman attended Williams College and Concordia University where he formed his deep commitment and subsequent involvement with environmental protection. He joined Claridge Properties Ltd., the real estate arm of Claridge Inc., in 1990. Mr. Bronfman subsequently moved to the investment arm of Claridge, implementing a program focusing on investment opportunities in the sports, entertainment, broadcasting and communications fields.

These included Netstar Communications Inc., one of Canada's leading providers of specialty television channels, with The Sports Network (TSN), Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) and the Discovery Channel as its brand names; and TNA International Ltd., one of the world's leading live entertainment promotion companies, where he served as a Director.

In 2001, Stephen Bronfman spearheaded the creation of Claridge Foods, an initiative to develop a large, high growth food platform composed of premium brands and manufacturing assets focused on natural and allergen-free foods. One of Claridge's most significant food-based investments was the NASDAQ listed SunOpta, a billion dollar, diversified organic ingredients supplier, which it successfully exited in 2007. He is Co-Chair of The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. Mr. Bronfman serves as President of the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, the family's oldest foundation. He also sits on the board of The Canadian Centre for Architecture and The David Suzuki Foundation.

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Opportunity 2016-India and Deigo Garcia

The USA has apparently decided to mothball its base in Diego Garcia when the current lease expires in 2016. Details are still quite sparse but it seems the USA will move many of its air operations to the Australian Coco’s islands. The move is seen as part of the increased US focus on the Asia Pacific region. The Coco’s islands are significantly closer to the pacific allowing the USA to better focus on the South China Sea while still maintaining a foot hold in the Indian Ocean.
 
Diego Garcia has for a long time been seen as one of the most valuable pieces of strategic real estate in the world. The base allows for resupply of naval vessels anywhere in the Indian Ocean and the runway can allow aircraft to strike at areas from Singapore to Kenya.
 
Since 1971 the USA has invested significant amounts of money into the base building a very long runway and deep water anchorage.
 
The mothballing of the base now presents the United Kingdom with a golden opportunity. The base at Diego Garcia has long been an irritation to India which sees the base as being in the middle of its sphere of influence.

The United Kingdom could use the shutting down of US operations as a way to foster a military and diplomatic relationship with India. No doubt India would greatly value access to an airbase which could allow its aircraft much greater range into the central and southern Indian Ocean. The USA is likely to retain key facilities such as satellite tracking and GPS control so it’s unlikely we could simply swap out the lease and give the base to the Indian’s. Instead we could run it as a British base allowing both US and Indian aircraft to operate at our discretion.
 
The base could further serve to enhance British forces in the area in a post Afghanistan world. The bases isolation and deep waters make it ideal for the forward deployment of British SSN’s. This would allow the UK to maintain Submarines in the IO without the need to transit the Suez Canal or horn of Africa. Forward deploying even a small portion of British warships to Diego Garcia could further help the United Kingdom to rebuild military relations not just with India but also with FPDA nations such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.
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Final destination Iran? (Bunker Busters)
Diego Garcia and Guam - they need redundancy ...  from Diego they have a secure zone  - they can kill anything that comes at them. From Diego, They can attack anywhere in the world.  

Deep Bunkers at Deigo Garcia????

http://jobs.mitula.ph/jobs/warehouse-foreman-Diego

Drill And Blast Foreman/mechanic Foreman, British Indian Ocean Territory

job ttile:batch plant operator diego garcia, british indian ocean territory qualifications male not more than 50 years old high school 3 years project...

http://www.carillionplc.com/assets/documents/Spectrum%20Heritage%20(Low).pdf

Carilion today is one of the UK’s most successful companies operating in the support services and construction sectors, but not many people know who we really are - and where we came from.

1987 Diego Garcia Airport, Indian Ocean

http://tommytoy.typepad.com/tommy-toy-pbt-consultin/military-and-wars/
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How It's Unique: "There's a certain amount of logistical difficulty" with ultra-remote facilities like Diego Garcia, Schulz says, and shipping materials can be costly. Diego Garcia's remoteness, though, allows it to be a key hub for tracking satellites, and it is one of five monitoring stations for GPS. Additionally, the island is one of only a handful of locations equipped with a Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance system for tracking objects in deep space. As an atoll, the land itself is rather oddly shaped, too. From end to end, Diego Garcia is 34 miles long, but its total area is only 11 square miles



Diego Garcia serves as a major base for USAF B-52 bombers and B-2 Stealth bombers to carry out missions in Iraq and Afghanistan