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Networks of power in London
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Sky Blue  -  House of Commoners, House of Lords, Westminster Abbey - Royals married here.
Purple  -  Government Buildings, Prime Minister's and Chancellor of the Exchequer's residence
Yellow  -  Buckingham Palace, Royals live here
Brown  -  Kensington Palace, Princess Diana, Royals live here
Light Green  -  Part of the supposedly revolutionary LSE, next door Kings College
Imperial Pink  -  The empires trophy collections at the British Museum

Centre of Power
Red  -  St James Square
Dark Green  -  Regent's Park, Portland Place, Regent Street, Pall Mall, Clarence House Terrace


Carlton House Terrace
Terraces off Pall Mall in the St. James's district of the City of Westminster in London.

An existing house was rebuilt at the beginning of the eighteenth century for Henry Boyle, created Baron Carleton in 1714, who bequeathed it to his nephew the architect Lord Burlington whose mother sold it in 1732 to Frederick, Prince of Wales, for whom William Kent laid out the garden. Fredrick's widow enlarged the house; in 1783, when Frederick's grandson George, Prince of Wales, was granted possession of Carlton House and £60,000 to refurbish it, it was a rambling structure without architectural cohesion.

He had the house substantially rebuilt by the architect Henry Holland between 1783 and 1796. French workers who contributed to this second phase at Carlton House were under the design supervision of the Parisian marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre, who was the interior decorator for Marie Antoinette. By the time the Prince Regent and Henry Holland parted company in 1802, Carlton House was a spacious and opulent residence, which would have been designated a palace in many countries; however, when the Prince Regent became King George IV in 1820 he deemed that his own residence, the official royal residence of St. James's Palace and his father George III's Buckingham House were all inadequate for his needs. Some consideration was given to rebuilding Carlton House on a far larger scale, but in the end Buckingham House was rebuilt as Buckingham Palace instead.

Carlton House was demolished in 1825 and replaced with two grand white stuccoed terraces of expensive houses known as Carlton House Terrace. The proceeds of the leases were put towards the cost of Buckingham Palace. Years later The Mall was driven through the former gardens, to provide a ceremonial route between Buckingham Palace and Admiralty Arch, which now leads into Trafalgar Square. The Duke of York Column and Steps are located between the East and West terraces, leading down from Waterloo Place to the Mall and St. James's Park. Up until World War II, Carlton House Terrace was one of the most fashionable residential addresses in London. The terrace has had several famous residents including:
Lord Palmerston, Earl Grey, William Ewart Gladstone, Lord Curzon and Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German Ambassador who was living there in the years leading up to WW2.
The Turf Club is an elite gentlemen's club, established in 1861. It is currently located at 5 Carlton House Terrace. A strange Anglo-Indian business called The Hinduja Group, operate from here. Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining are located on the terrace.

Grey  -  Lancaster House - host of G7 summits, EAC and other conferences; Clarence House - Royal private offices, Public Relations
Red  -  Marlborough House - Commonwealth Secretariat, Empire Commonwealth is administered here
Orange  -  Institute for Government - cross-party 'charity' to make government work better by providing 'thought leadership'
Yellow  -  International Tea Committee- collects tea trade statistics (? who knows why ? Its an imperial thing, you wouldn't understand)
Dark Green  -  Royal Society - a fellowship of 1400 outstanding masonic scientific chaps, keeping royals update on latest science.
Light Green  -  The British Academy - social science equivalent of the Royal Society
Sky Blue  -  Town Planning Assoc. - England's oldest environmental charity. Founded 1899, puts wealth redistribution and the environment at the heart of policy debate
Dark Blue  -  British Council - Spreads British culture, spies work here
Purple  -  AngloAmerican - Worlds largest mining operation

Imperial Pink -  St James Square
- Royal Institute for International Affairs / 'Chatham House'
- British Petroleum HQ
- East India Club
- London Library
- Army and Navy Club
- World Nuclear Association
- Grimaldi Agencies, container shipping specialists

Many, many other important operations are in this area.
Lots of financial houses located here; hedge funds; private equity; asset management etc.
many Gentlemans clubs, such as The Travellers Club


Orange -  Princes Trust
Red  -  International Students House
Brown  -  Southbank International School
Pale Green  -  Institute of Physicsl
Sky Blue  -  Chinese Embassy
Dark Green  -  Royal Institute of British Architects
Pink  -  Novartis Foundation
Purple  -  Field Facts International
Black  -  33 Portland Place
White  -  Royal college of Radiologists

Light Green  -  Langham Place

Regents Park
One of the Royal Parks of London.  Running through the northern end of the park is Regent's Canal which connects the Grand Union Canal to the former London docks. The northern side of the park is the home of London Zoo and the headquarters of the Zoological Society of London. The Crown Estate owns the freehold of Regent's Park.
In 1811 the Prince Regent commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends, but when this was put into action from 1818 onwards, the palace and most of the villas were dropped. However, most of the proposed terraces of houses around the fringes of the park were built. The Regent Park scheme was integrated with other schemes built for the Prince Regent by Nash, including Regent Street and Carlton House Terrace in a grand sweep of town planning stretching from St. James's Park to Parliament Hill. The park was first opened to the general public in 1835, initially for two days a week.

- Regents college, accommodates seven schools: European Business School London, Regent's American College London, Regent's Business School, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Webster Graduate School, London School of Film, Media & Performance, Internexus English Language School
- The Zoological Society of London.
- Chester Terrace,  John Profumo lived in this street in 1963
- Winfield House, American Ambassadors residence
- St. John's Lodge, the private residence of Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei,
- Camden Green Fair, it usually coincides with World Environment Day and London Sustainability Weeks.
Park Crescent
- International Students House, London, a residence for 700 British and overseas students, interns and trainees whilst staying in London. Each year the House admits Fulbright scholars and students attending schools including LSE, Imperial, UCL, Kings, SOAS, London Business School, The Royal Academy of Music, RADA, Goldsmiths, The Institute of Education, The Architectural Association School of Architecture and BPP Law School among others.
- The Prince's Trust, a charity founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales, to help young people.

Portland Place
Portland Place is a street in Marylebone, connecting the entrance to Regents park, Park crescent, with Regents Street in the West End via Langham Place. The street was laid out for the Duke of Portland in the late 18th century. In the early 19th century Portland Place was incorporated into the royal route from Carlton House to Regent's Park developed for the Prince Regent by John Nash. The street is unusually wide for central London (Masonic 33 metres). The Chinese Embasssy is here, others include the Polish Embassy, the Portuguese Embassy, the Kenyan High Commission and the Colombian Consulate

- Institue of Physics,  a leading scientific society promoting physics, It has a worldwide membership of around 40 000, grants the professional qualification of Chartered Physicist
- Southbank International School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
- Masonic 66 Portland Place is owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects
- Chinese Embassy
- (nearby) FieldFacts International, he global leader in healthcare research and data collection, Worldone Studios
- The Novartis Foundation, was a scientific and educational charity, formed in 1949 by the Swiss company Ciba, now Novartis, and dissolved in 2008. The purpose of the institution was to promote collaboration in the medical sciences. Novartis now promotes Sustainable Development
- Masonic 44 Portland Place, YWCA central club
- Masonic 33 Portland Place, is one of the largest and most remarkable houses in London: a rare and exquisite example of a magnificent eighteenth century residence. It is where Edward Davenport and his celebrity friends host the most glamorous and exclusive parties in London.
- Royal College of Radiologists
- (nearby) World Petroleum Council, the world's premier global oil and gas forum and is the only international organization representing all aspects of the petroleum sector. The WPC was established in 1933 with the intent to promote the management of the world's petroleum resources for the benefit of mankind.

Langham Place
- BBC Broadcasting House, BBC HQ
- All Souls Chruch, The church was designed by John Nash, favourite architect of King George IV, to provide an eye-catching monument where the newly laid-out Regent Street,
Regents Street. The Rector of All Souls Church is still appointed by the Crown Appointments Commission at 10 Downing Street. Link to All Souls Oxford?
- Queens Hall used to be here
- The Langham Hotel, one of the largest and best known traditional style grand hotels in London, featured in the James Bond film GoldenEye, On March 19, 2010 a City of Westminster Green Plaque was unveiled. The plaque commemorated the meeting at the Langham in August 1889 between Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Marshall Stoddart. Stoddart commissioned the two other men to write stories for his magazine Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Sign of Four which was published in the magazine in February 1890. Oscar Wilde wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray which was published in July that same year

Regent Street
Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London's West End, famous for its Christmas illuminations. It is named after the Prince Regent (later George IV), and is commonly associated with the architect John Nash, whose street layout survives, although all his original buildings except All Souls Church have since been replaced. The street was completed in 1825 and was an early example of town planning in England.
Regent Street is one of the first planned developments of London. The desire to impose order on the medieval street pattern of London dates back to the Great Fire of London (1666), suspiciously one year after the Great Plague, when Masonic Sir Christopher Wren drew up plans for rebuilding the city. In 1811 John Nash drew up plans for broad, architecturally distinguished thoroughfares and public spaces: Carlton House Terrace on The Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Regent's Park with its grand terraces.
The plans were prepared under the authority of the Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, the buildings were to be let on 99-year leases, and income could be recouped in the form of ground rent.
As the 99-year leases came to an end, Regent Street was redeveloped between 1895 and 1927 under the control of the Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues (now the Crown Estate). The property from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus is owned by the Crown Estate. The Crown Estate moved its own headquarters from Carlton House Terrace to Regent Street in 2006.

- The Café Royal, located at 68 Regent Street in the Quadrant, opened in 1865 and became an institution of London high society
- The Paris Theatre (also known as Paris Studios) was converted into a theatre by the BBC for radio broadcasts. It was used for several decades by the BBC, famous rock groups performed here.
- Institute of Directors, incorporated by royal charter in 1906 to set standards for company directors.
- Rail Europe, the world’s leading specialist in passes and point-to-point tickets for rail travel around Europe

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Re: Networks of power in London
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 08:55:32 pm »
Edward Davenport was educated at Frensham Heights School.
Frensham Heights was founded by Beatrice Ensor, a theosophical educationist, as part of the movement for progressive education. Co-founder of the New Education Fellowship (later World Education Fellowship) and editor of the journal Education for the New Era.


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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 09:09:53 pm »
Spencer House is a mansion in St. James's, London. In 1948 the house was leased to Christies auctioneers, and then in 1956 to British Oxygen Company and in 1963 the Economist Intelligence Unit. In 1986 a 96 year lease was purchased by RIT Capital Partners plc, the family company of Lord Rothschild.


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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 09:11:06 pm »
The Carlton Club is a gentlemen's club in London which describes itself as the "oldest, most elite, and most important of all Conservative clubs.
The club, on 69 St James's Street, was founded in 1832, by Tory Peers, MPs and gentlemen, as a place to coordinate party activity after the party's defeat over the First Reform Act. It later played a major role in the transformation of the Tory party into its modern form as the Conservative Party.


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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 10:14:35 pm »
Webster Graduate School is currently based in the Regent's College campus at Regent's Park in central London. The school offers full-time and part-time MBA courses, and a taught Masters portfolio including Marketing, Finance, International Relations, Human Resources, Management and Leadership.

The Webster Graduate School in London, England, is the official London campus of Webster University, whose main campus is in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Students of the MA International Relations automatically receive membership of the Royal Instititute for International Affairs, Chatham House. This is an entitlement to Webster students, although undergraduate and graduate students of all universities in London are eligible for membership of Chatham House and will pay the under 35 Membership Fee.

Webster Graduate School London is part of the International Webster University network. The London campus is generally regarded as the hub of the network. Though the main campus in St. Louis Missouri is highly regarded in the US, it has not reached the worldwide acclaim of Webster Graduate School London. Also notable is the Shanghai sister graduate school which is the first American university approved by the Chinese government to offer the M.B.A. in China.

Webster maintains a relationship with Kansai University in Osaka, Japan and with The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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by Anton Chaitkin   Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:19 AM

{Time} magazine misnamed as the "Consortium of Behavioral Scientists" what {Time} described as "a secret advisory group of 29 of the nation's leading behaviorists," directing President Barack Obama's catastrophic policy, of pouring out trillions of dollars to prop up the London-centered offshore finance swindle. The group of economists is actually called the Behavioral Economics Roundtable, based at the Russell Sage Foundation in Washington D.C. The "behavioral economics" project has been tightly organized and run jointly since 1986 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundaton.

Through these and related institutions, the project's sponsors are the same clique of London-directed strategists who created the Hitler and Mussolini regimes, and ran the propaganda war against President Franklin Roosevelt. After World War II, these British empire strategists revived fascist economics and psychological manipulation methods to attack and reverse Roosevelt's legacy.

The Empire's Irrational Subjects
The Israeli kook psychologist Daniel Kahneman, called the founder of behavioral economics, was an apostle of brainwashing expert Kurt Lewin. Kahneman has described his own Israeli army experiments, based on the psychological warfare methods of Lewin's bosses in London's Tavistock Institute: the study of soldiers' vulnerable minds in "leaderless groups." Kahneman met Alfred P. Sloan Foundation vice president/psychologist Eric Wanner in 1982. Wanner, previously employed by Britain's Sussex University, home of the Tavistock Institute, took Kahneman under his wing. Wanner soon afterwards became chief executive of the Russell Sage Foundation, and, in 1986, he instituted the Behavioral Economics Project, run jointly by the Sloan and Sage Foundations. Both foundations, as will be reported below, were central to London's post-World War II fascist revival.

This began before the war was even won. In 1944, Montagu Norman had stepped down as governor of the Bank of England, after two decades directing the London and Wall Street promotion and funding of the Hitler dictatorship. Norman next created the World Federation for Mental Health, managed by leaders of the pro-Hitler Cliveden Set under the presidency of Tavistock Institute director John R. Rees. Heading this London initiative within the U.S.A. was Kurt Lewin, working for Tavistock with Rockefeller money arranged by Russell Sage Foundation operative Raymond Fosdick. Lewin set the tone for what is now called "behavioral economics"--instead of a republic's government serving rational citizens, an empire's oligarchy rules its subjects by playing on popular ignorance and irrationality. Lewin mused in his 1941 book, {Time Perspective and Morale}: "One of the main techniques for breaking morale through a 'strategy of terror' consists in exactly this tactic--keep the person hazy as to where he stands and what just he may expect. If, in addition, frequent vacillations between severe disciplinary measures and promises of good treatment, together with the spreading of contradictory news, make the cognitive structure of this situation utterly unclear, then the individual may cease to know when a particular plan would lead toward or away from his goal. Under these conditions, even those individuals who have definite goals and are ready to take risks will be paralyzed with severe inner conflicts in regard to what to do."

Sloan, Sage and the Project
The two foundations running the Behavioral Economics Roundtable have extended this project and put their Behavioral operatives into the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER--an anti-labor think-tank funded entirely the right-wing Olin, Bradley, Scaife, and Smith Richardson Foundations), giving many Roundtable Sage-Sloan paid operatives an NBER label. Arrangments with NBER, have been supervised by Sloan Foundation Program Director Michael S. Teitelbaum, who epitomizesthe unashamed Hitler legacy at Sloan. A former Oxford University faculty member, Teitelbaum was a key American instigator of the return of the Nazi race psuedo-science called eugenics. From his Sloan base since 1983, Teitelbaum spread eugenics and anti-immigrant filth into Congressional deliberations. He was presient of the American Eugenics Society from 1985 to 1990, and vice president of Sloan Foundation in the late 1990s, as "behavioral economics" was revved up.

This effort bears rotten fruit in the person of a leading behavioral economist Alan Kreuger, whom President Obama has nominated to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy.  Though not yet confirmed, Krueger has already been advising Treausury Secretary Tim Geithner during the catastophic bailouts. Kreuger has been a director of the Russell Sage Foundation, a Sloan Fellow, an NBER Olin Fellow, and Krueger is a longtime staff leader at the eugenics movement's Office of Population Research at Princeton University. American Eugenics Society founder Frederick Osborn created that office at Princeton in 1936, the year after the eugenics movement triumphed with the passage of Hitler's Nuremberg race laws. (The office now advertises a workers' efficiency survey being conducted by Treasury-designee Krueger and his fellow Princeton faculty member, behavioral economics originator Daniel Kahneman.) In that nightmare of the 1930s, Alfred P. Sloan was among the small circle of leading pro-Hitler industrialists in the United States. Sloan had been made chief executive of General Motors in 1923 by GM's co-owners, the J.P. Morgan bank and the DuPont chemical enterprise. In 1934, Alfred P. Sloan and Morgan-DuPont financial executive John J. Raskob founded the American Liberty League, and at the same time, the Sloan Foundation. The Liberty League organized American pro-fascists to attack President Franklin Roosevelt, while carrying on propaganda favorable to Mussolini and Hitler.

The Sloan Foundation's assets were based on shares of General Motors, whose Opel division produced a large proportion of Germany's exports for the Hitler regime throughout the 1930s. The Russell Sage Foundation, a British Empire agency planted within the United States (with money from Wall Street speculator Russell Sage's widow), was X-rayed in the 1976 reference work {Carter and the Party of International Terrorism}, published by the U.S. Labor Party: "Since its incorporation in New York State in 1907, the Russell Sage Foundation has served as the major Fabian Society-Fabian Research Bureau operation in North America. Russell Sage has been the pioneer institution in the building of a 1984 [Orwellian]-style police infrastructure in this country: in the nazification of the federal judicial system; and the development of computer technology as a technical up grading of centralized Wall Street black propaganda control over every facet of the mass media in the field of overt criminal and terrorist activity ... since its engineered takeover of the New York City rackets during the late 1910s [Sage] has been maintaining an ongoing program of crime profiling....

"Under the stated purpose of scientific social work, Russell Sage initiated a wide range of projects [aiming at] the creation of a centrally controlled, mass-social-control apparatus. Russell Sage conducted the earliest program in co-participation (Mackenzie King's profiles of the Rockefeller family Colorado mining companies) and working-class profiling [in] Pittsburgh and San Francisco....)

"[In World War One] Russell Sage moved its offices to Washington DC, and took over the Department of War. The Foundation [with its London background]--in that government capacity--organized the entire logistical and support operations for the U.S. war effort [in the alliance with Britain]. Personnel placed in the State Department took control over all German-American assets for the duration of the war. Col. Ayer of Russell Sage was one of President Wilson's chief negotiators and advisers at Versailles; he later assumed charge of the postwar German reparations and through this, was instrumental in creating the Anglo-American networks epitomized by the activities of [Hitler intelligence executive] Adm. Canaris and [London-controlled Nazi regime-designer] Hjalmar Schacht. "Russell Sage [later concentrated on] funding of Raymond Fosdick [head of Rockefeller Foundation who coordinated with publicist Ivy Lee and Morgan partner Thomas Lamont in directinginternational finances and public relations for the Mussolini and Hitler regimes] and supervision of German military buildup during the Weimar period.

"[Just as] the original Fabian Society used visiting fellow programs [to recruit] long-term agents of influence, the Russell Sage maintains a network of leading operatives in every major university in the United States.... Among the notable individuals [created as Russell Sage projects were]: "Charles Hamilton, sponsor of Stokely Carmichael's Black Power project; ... Daniel Bell, [author of {The Coming of Post-Industrial Society}]; Alvin Toffler, author of {Future Shock}; Kenneth Boulding, the zero-growth convergence theory planner; University of Chicago psychological warfare [strategist] Morris Janowitz; top brainwasher Edward Shils; Columbia University counterinsurgency warfare planner Amitai Etzioni; LEAA founder James Vorenburg; Institute for Policy Studies terrorist controller and labor counterinsurgency expert Paul Jacobs; and the leading European-based linguistic brainwasher and left countergang controller, Alvin Gouldner of {Theory and Society}."

The Obama Vortex
This London "black-ops" project, behavioral econonomics, has embedded its operatives all over the Obama Administration. Sage Foundation director Thaler is a linchpin of the scheme. Thaler originally managed the Sloan-Sage sponsorship of Daniel Kahneman to "define that field" of economics" Thaler runs a multi-billion dollar private asset fund (Fuller & Thaler) employing Kahneman as a director. Thaler's private fund took over from Russell Sage the financing of the Project inside NBER.

A University of Chicago professor, Thaler closely consults his younger faculty colleagues Austan Goolsbee and Cass Sunstein, two Obama advisors who were initiated into Thaler's behavioral economics clique.

Sunstein co-authored Thaler's book, {Nudge}, on how the regime can engineer people's choices without their knowledge. President Obama has chosen Sunstein as U.S. Regulatory czar--administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sunstein's wife is Samantha Power, a longtime paid George Soros agent specializing in provoking wars in Africa, who now runs "multi-lateral affairs" (the London connection) in Obama's National Security Council. Goolsbee was notorious as the radical Free Trade chief economic adviser to Obama's Presidential campaign. Like current Obama chief economic adviser and fellow behavioral economist Larry Summers, Goolsbee worships the late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman. Goolsbie eulogized Friedman ({New York Times}, Nov. 17, 2006) for "scientific economics."

The London-Wall street sponsors of behavioral economics want to get away with crushing austerity as policy outcome in the present systemic collapse. From the Aug. 6, 1923 {Time{ magazine cover lionizing Benito Mussolini, throughout the 1930s, they claimed that {Il Duce} was brutal, but "he made the trains run on time."

Goolsbee invoked that Mussolini legacy in the title of an article, "Where the Buses Run on Time" (Slate, March 16, 2006), to praise the behaviorist speed-up of bus drivers made possible by Milton Friedman's economic program under the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Goolsbee argued that Chicago should use the methods for reducing wages and speeding up bus drivers, that had been successful outcomes of the Chilean fascist regime.


{The Russell Sage Foundation identifies the "Behavioral Economics Roundtable" members as:}

1. Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution;
2. George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley;
3. Linda Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University;
4. Nicholas C. Barberis, Yale University;
5. Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago;
6. Roland J. M. Benabou, Princeton University.;
7. Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology;
8. Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
9. Jon Elster, Columbia University;
10. Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich;
11. Robert H. Frank, Cornell University;
12. Christine Jolls, Harvard University;
13. Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University;
14. David Laibson, Harvard University;
15. George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University;
16. Brigitte Madrian, University of Pennsylvania;
17. Sendhil Mullainathan, Massachusetts Institute Technology;
18. Edward D. O'Donoghue, Cornell University;
19. Terrance Odean, University of California Berkeley;
20. Drazen Prelec, Massachusetts Institute Technology;
21. Matthew Rabin, University of California Berkeley;
22. Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland;
23. Eldar Shafir, Princeton University;
24. Robert Shiller, Yale University;
25. Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago
26. Richard Thaler, University of Chicago;
27. Jean Tirole, University Sciences Soc. Toulouse;
28. Richard Zechhauser, Harvard University; and (until his death), Amos Tversky, Stanford University.


The knives are out for Larry Summers, former Harvard president, behaviorial economist, director of the National Economic Council for President Barack Obama. The {New York Times} (April 6, 2009, "A Rich Education for Summers (After Harvard)") speared him as a fanatical hedge-fund operator and multi-millionaire.

His Harvard protege, the prominent behavioral economist and mass corruptionist Andrei Shleifer, is part of what the {Times} called the "small circle of financial professionals, particularly hedge fund managers," that Summers has "cultivated ... to serve as an informal brain trust. He consults with them on policy matters from his perch in the White House." In the early 1990s, Summers was chief economist for the World Bank, coordinating the privatization and looting of Russia with Vice Premier Anatoly Chubais. While Summers' man Shleifer and Harvard University were then being paid by the U.S. government to advise Chubais and the Russians on privatization, Shleifer's wife Nancy Zimmerman was running a hedge fund out of the back room of Harvard's USAID-funded privatization project office in Moscow.

Put in charge of setting up a stock market, and engineering other post-Soviet projects, Shleifer engorged himself on the resultant stocks and bonds, while Russia slid into misery. The U.S. government sued Harvard, Shleifer, and Zimmerman under the False Claims Act. Harvard and Shleifer reached an agreement with the Justice Department in 2005: Harvard paid $26.5 million to settle; Shleifer paid $2 million in damages, on top of his wife's firm's $1.5 million in damages.

As Summers defended the looting of Russia and Shleifer's role in it, Harvard paid most of Shleifer's damages and kept him on the faculty.

The cited {Times} article names only Nancy Zimmerman, and not Shleifer himself, as being in that Summers circle of hedge fund managers. The same {Times} article makes a reference that points in the direction of the underlying behavioral economist takeover of the Obama Administration: "Among these [hedge fund] insiders are Kenneth D. Brody and Frank P. Brosens, the founding partners of another hedge fund, Taconic Capital Advisors, for whom Mr. Summers did consulting work from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Summers reached out to Mr. Brosens in December to discuss the Obama administration's economic priorities. This year, he campaigned to have him run the federal office overseeing the $700 billion bailout program. Mr. Brosens withdrew his name from consideration last month." The cited Kenneth D. Brody (Brosens' partner) is himself the Treasurer of the Russell Sage Foundation, the central channel through which the behavioral economics project has been foisted on the American government.
{--Anton Chaitkin}

Paolo Sarpi:

While {Time} magazine's (April 13, 2009) expose of the "behavioral economists" surrounding President Barack Obama has put an important spotlight on a dangerous disease, infecting the economic decision-making at the Oval Office, the author of the expose only scratched the surface of the actual evil underlying this hedonistic madness.

The bestial notion of man as an irrational creature, driven by overwhelming impulses to seek pleasure and avoid pain, which is at the heart of the so-called "behavioral economics" dogma, came directly from Venice, the wellspring of all modern financier oligarchism. The author of this schema, which ruthlessly rejects actual human creativity, was Paolo Sarpi (1552-1623).

A Servite monk who rose to be the leading theological and juridical authority for the Venetian doge, Sarpi waged a war against the Catholic Church, and, despite his nominal status as a leading theologian, argued against the existence of God. In correspondence with Francis Bacon, mediated through the English ambassador to Venice, Henry Wooten, Sarpi argued that man can only know the world through his senses. Thus, Sarpi was the author of the radical, anti-cognitive empiricist doctrine, later codified by successive generations of English utilitarians, from John Locke, to Bernard de Mandeville, to Adam Smith, to Jeremy Bentham.

Sarpi took a leading role in the Venetian faction known as the Giovanni (Youth), who argued that Venice could not retain its financial and political power over Europe through its base in the Venetian lagoon. Sarpi and the Giovanni not only promoted the Protestant break with Rome, they redeployed Venetian power into northern Europe, through the successive takeover of the Netherlands and England, via the creation of Venetian-controlled trading companies, including the Venice, Turkey, Levant, and, eventually, the Dutch and British East India companies. It was this financier-oligarchy, that took over England, and, at the same time, promoted the radical empiricist dogma that has beenthe key to oligarchical power ever since. It is from Sarpi's descendents, particularly the radical hedonist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), that all of the essentials of "behavioral economics" derive. Indeed, a 2004 paper, published by the British Fabian Society's London School of Economics, titled "Utility Theory from Jeremy Bentham to Daniel Kahneman," makes the case explicitly.

Essentially plagiarizing Sarpi, Bentham, in his infamous {An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation} (1780) wrote, "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.... Every effort we make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. The principle of utility--the greatest happiness or greatest felicity principle--recognizes this subjection, and assumes it for the foundation.... Systems which attempt to question it deal ... in caprice instead of reason, in darkness instead of light." Bentham was not only the chief philosopher for the British East India Company, during the tenure of its Secret Committee chairman, Lord Shelburne. During Shelburne's brief tenures as foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, Bentham founded modern British intelligence.

Bentham first caught the attention of the Venetian-minded Shelburne for his diatribe against the American Declaration of Independence. In October 1776, Bentham wrote: "This, they 'hold to be' a 'truth self-evident.' At the same time, to secure these rights they are satisfied that government should be instituted. They see not ... that nothing that was ever called government ever was or ever could be exercised but at the expense of one or another of those rights, that ... some one or other of those pretended unalienable rights is alienated.... In these tenets they have outdone the extravagance of all former fanatics." Bentham's hatred of the American Revolution and the principles of republican government were totally consistent with his Sarpian belief that man is a beast, pure and simple. That Sarpi and Bentham are the intellectual architects of the perverse doctrine of hedonistic "behavioral economics" ought to wake up some patriotic stirrings among some in and around the Obama White House--before it is too late.
{--Jeffrey Steinberg}


April 8 (EIRNS)--The short version of Behaviorist Economics is that it can be considered as the carryover of the pseudo-science behind the Revolution in Military Affairs into the civilian sphere. On the other hand, it also clearly reflects the hedonistic calculus of Jeremy Benthem and Bernard Mandeville. Its origins can be traced to two Israeli behavioral psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tverski, both with experience in and employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, who began a long collaborative career by 1968.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1934, Kahneman spent his youth in France, where his father was director of research for a chemical company "directed by the financial mainstay of the Fascist anti-Semitic movement in France in the 1930s," as Kahneman recalled in his autobiography ({A History of Psychology in Autobiography}). At the end of the war, the family embarked for Palestine. Kahneman received his Bachelor's degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1954, majoring in psychology with a minor in mathematics. A favorite professor there introduced him to the work of Kurt Lewin, especially Lewin's "force field from the outside." He was so taken by Lewin's theories that he still teaches them today.

After graduating, he served in the Israeli Army for four years, three of them in the psychology branch of the IDF. One of the projects he worked on was selection of individuals for officer training, using methods based on World War II British manuals. In a test involving a leaderless group, he experienced what he called the "first cognitive illusion I described," which he named "the illusion of validity." In his Nobel Prize-winning autobiography, he wrote, "puzzles with which I struggled at the time were the seed of the paper on the psychology of intuitive prediction which Amos Tversky and I published later." Kahneman is known as a leader in the field of hedonics, with a emphasis on the matter of the "framing" of decision-making (how a question is "framed" will affect the answer).

The two began publishing in the early 1970s, with the seminal work, "Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases," published in {Science} magazine in 1974. At the end of that detailed work is a note, indicating that their research "was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense [DARPA] and was monitored by the Office of Naval Research" under a contract to the Oregon Research Institute, with additional support "provided by the Research and Development Authority of the Hebrew University."

Behavioral Economics Is Born
Kahneman and Tversky spent time in Israel, the United States, and Britain, each spending time at Cambridge, and, in 1978, both arrived at Stanford University, at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. It was here that they met University of Rochester-trained economist Richard Thaler, and the "science" of Behavioral Economics was born. The next year, 1979, saw the publication of the fundamental work of the new science, {Prospect Theory, Analysis of Decisions Under Risk,} by Kahnemann and Tverski. Subsequently, the two also published works along with Thaler, and others, notably, a British Columbia-based behavioralist Jack Knetsch.

In 1982, the grouping was "institutionalized," one might say, by Eric Wanner, who was then the head of the Sloan Foundation, and who proposed funding an integration of behavioral psychology and economics. A year later, when Wanner became president of the Russell Sage Foundation, he brought the psychos along with him, and began to fund the project, which continues today. The first step was to send Thaler to the University of British Columbia, where Kahneman was teaching, to work with him for a year. At this time, Jack Knetsch, another economist who figures prominently in this field, would have been at UBC, as well.

It was at Sage, that Kahneman and Tversky, along with Knetsch produced a work in which they tried to give their "Prospect Theory" a historical grounding, citing four works of theoretical "heritage," one of which is the work of John von Neumann and David Morgenstern. The result was "Fairness and the Assumptions of Economics," published in a special issue of {The Journal of Business}. Kahneman received half a Nobel Prize in 2002, for "having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision making under uncertainty." He is today at Princeton. Tversky died from cancer in 1996.

In 1995, Thaler, who continues as a director at the Russell Sage Foundation, came to the University of Chicago. At Chicago, Thaler made a quick convert and lifetime associate of Cass Sunstein, a professor of law, who quickly picked up on the ideas and spread them to the legal profession, causing a minor revolution in teaching methods which continues today. Sunstein became a close associate of Barack Obama, who was also resident at UC at that time, and led Thaler to him at a 2004 Illinois Senate campaign event. Thaler's response at the time: "You know, he seems like the real deal."

Thaler, in addition to being an economics professor at the University of Chicago, is still on the board of the Sage Foundation, which also houses the vaunted Consortium of 29, the Behaviorist Economics Roundtable, founded in 1992.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 08:34:01 pm »
33 Portland Place has masonic chequer front.


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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 09:03:48 pm »
weird creepy film shot at 33 Portland Place - something happening in room 11

Do Eyes Wide Shut elite parties happen at here, or are they confined to Astor family mansions

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 10:17:26 pm »
You both certainly did your homework on this London based intel piece.

You should look into the London / Chicago connection.  Going as far back as the London / Rothschild's plot to take over and ship overseas America's ORIGINAL 'stock market' in Chi-town.  All the queens horses and all the queen's men have operated straight out of Chicago for years.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 04:25:39 am »
Peter Powers, Visor Consultants very close.


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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 06:09:16 am »

4 St James's Square, there is a Plaque to Nancy Astor


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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2011, 09:35:12 am »

Elite sex club called the Directors Lodge, in Masons yard behind Chatham house.
They have parties with original made in Venice, Venetian masks.

Venetian masks feature prominently in the film Eyes Wide Shut. In the film, the main character (played by Tom Cruise) infiltrates a masked ball where high ranking individuals engage in secret orgies and masonic rituals.

Nearby also in Masons yard, The Chequers Tavern. It's an old place, apparently dating back to 1666.
Originally the Masons Arms after the stone masons yard situated behind pub. According to Pub history, the pub was opened for the masons prepraing the stone work for the building of the nearby St James Palace and they used the pub as a base for playing chequers. By 1751 it had simply become known as the Chequers pub and the name has stuck ever since.

60's music lovers will be interested in taking a short detour down the passage at the side of the pub into Masons Yard itself. No 6 was the art gallery where John Lennon first met Yoko Ono who was holding an exhibition there, No 9 was the photographic studio of Gered Mankowitz who took many classic photos here of legends such as Hendrix and the Stones and No 13 was the Scotch Of St James Club that hosted many famous 60's bands and was a famous Swinging 60's hang out.


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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 09:57:59 am »
PRINCE Andrew's female bodyguard has been caught having sex on film at Britain's biggest VIP orgy. Firearms cop Sarah Cox was snapped romping at the sex party alongside 300 other depraved swingers. After tearing off her clothes, WPC Cox - who also guards PM Tony Blair at Chequers - and her cop boyfriend plunged into the orgy on a 20ft by 14 ft steel-reinforced bed.

Fever Club orgy bosses put Cox, 26, and PC Bernard Bourdillon, 36, in charge of security at the £150-a- couple party in a £15million London mansion. But the police couple are regular swingers too - and as the night wore on THEY threw off their clothes and joined the throng of writhing bodies.

Only Britain's elite, including aristocrats, politicians, civil servants and lawyers, are allowed to join the secret society, which met for its first orgy of 2005 last Saturday night. Rich brokers from City institutions Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutschebank and Commerzbank indulged in a free-for-all with scientists, lawyers, corporate directors, a TV presenter, fashion models and an Olympic athlete.

In an undercover operation, Sunday Mirror investigators posing as security men looked on as a mass of naked men and women romped on a pink satin-covered bed in the main candle-lit "playroom". Another 11 couples were having sex on marble-topped gilt tables, and on the floor two women were fondling each other while performing sex acts on FIVE men.

The night of debauchery began at 9pm. Guests arrived in a fleet of limousines and stepped on to a purple carpet across the pavement outside the 24-bedroom former ambassadorial residence opposite BBC Radio One's offices in London's Portland Place. One Italian heiress was dressed in a £4,000 Dolce & Gabbana gown. They were greeted by the party's organisers - the men behind Fever Parties are property tycoon Jonathan Friedman, 41, and married right-wing anti-Europe politician David Russell Walters, 44. The pair use professional events organiser Emma Sayles, 26, to front their organisation. Her father is a Cambridge-educated former Welsh Guards' officer.
For security reasons members were ticked off a photographic guest list to make sure that there were no impostors.
Then they were searched by off-duty Thames Valley firearms cops Cox and Bourdillon using handheld metal detectors.
Their job was to take mobile phones and cameras from guests.

Dark-haired bisexual Cox wore a tight-fitting, short flower print dress and Bourdillon wore beige chinos and a blue shirt. "A couple of people got stroppy," said Bourdillon, an armed police constable based at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. "But once we explained the need to do it they were like, 'Oh, all right then'." Asked if he had found any illegal substances, Bourdillon said: "The only thing I've found is four Viagra. They were confiscated."
Cox, a PC based in Windsor, Berkshire - near where Prince Andrew lives - added: "That's our big worry. If we found anything we'd have to confiscate it because of our jobs." Later our investigators found evidence of drugs, smuggled in by guests, in the venue's toilets.
The party's floor manager was also offered a powdered cocktail called Magic by a guest - a combination of pure ecstasy and speed.

In the lobby the guests were greeted by a tanned semi-naked harpist wearing a white basque and lacy stockings who later joined the sex party during her break. The immaculately-groomed guests were then led through to a cocktail reception where they chatted politely. Celebrity DJ Dan Lywood, former boyfriend of Zoe Ball, played dance music. Beautiful guests had flown in from New York, Paris, Italy, Germany and Holland especially for the party.

At about 10.30pm the first couple followed a trail of red rose petals up the sweeping stone staircase, through oak-panelled doors into the main playroom. The woman, a marketing executive with blonde bobbed hair, stripped off to reveal a G-string and began having sex with her partner, a city banker. A second couple played with a sex toy while being watched by a group of women. After about half-an-hour there were 60 people having sex on the vast bed, reinforced with steel plates to bear the weight.

The room, decorated by film set designers for £7,000, was candlelit. Classical music played in the background. Around the bed three couples were having sex against radiators and two women fondled each other while performing sex acts on several men.
One fashion model having sex with a lawyer groaned in ecstasy. Another man fed her grapes from a cut-glass bowl, Belgian chocolates and Laurent Perrier champagne straight from the bottle while fondling her breasts.

The owner of the £15million mansion, toff Edward Davenport, was filmed kissing and fondling a woman on the bed.
Davenport, a property developer who is worth £133million, also has residences in Monte Carlo, Mayfair and the West Country.
He made a fortune organising debauched Gatecrasher Balls for public school teenagers in the 1980s but was later jailed for VAT fraud on tickets.
After finishing their security duties Cox and Bourdillon came upstairs. Cox took off her dress to reveal a large, tribal-style tattoo across her back and an expensive black thong and bra.

Referring to the metal detectors, Bourdillon said: "We've brought them from the station. There's no problem because there are lots of them up there so even if something happens tonight they won't be missed."
Later he denied taking them from any police station, saying they were from "central stores".
"No one else at the station knows that we go to parties like this.
A Home Office spokesman said: "Police officers must inform their chief officer if they wish to pursue outside business interests for gain, be it financial or otherwise.

The club started in January 1998 with a debauched launch party in a Central London penthouse. The 2,500 worldwide members include captains of industry, celebrities and multi-millionaire tycoons. Critics have accused the secretive organisation of being a sinister networking organisation.
Orgies for the rich and beautiful are hosted twice yearly in London and Manchester but there are parties over the summer in New York and Ibiza. Fever receives over 400 applications for each party and the vetting process is extremely strict. But the upper age limit of 40 was recently raised from 35 to take account of the advancing years of some of the organisers.

FEVER CLUB parties first became notorious when senior Conservative Party strategist Douglas Smith was exposed as a founding member in 2003. The 42-year-old, who preached the Tories' morally-focused back-to-basics policy, was forced to cut his links with Fever and is now an adviser and speech writer to senior MPs.
Smith is a well-known figure in Conservative circles. He has acted as an adviser to several senior right-wing figures, including the late Sir James Goldsmith and has written speeches for a number of leading Conservative MPs. He is also a prominent member of the Aspinalls poker set that play for high stakes at the London casino. He has also acted as a political adviser to Sir James Mancham, former president of the Seychelles and a well-known playboy.
In the early Eighties, Smith worked for the Adam Smith Institute, the free-market think tank, while pursuing a career in the Federation of Conservative Students as a prominent member of a Right-wing, libertarian faction. Indeed, he was elected in 1985 as an FCS vice-chairman. However, it transpired that his claim to be a student at Napier College was erroneous and his election was declared null and void by Conservative Central Office following an inquiry. Smith's later exploits included being arrested by the police for allegedly threatening to kill FCS member Toby Baxendale, although he was released after spending a night in the cells, and working for Right-wing millionaire David Hart's Committee for a Free Britain.
He is married to Munira Mirza.

Munira Mirza is the Advisor for Arts and Culture Policy of the Greater London Authority under the Conservative administration of Boris Johnson and is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network.
According to her former employer, centre right think tank Policy Exchange, “Munira - author of the Policy Exchange pamphlet Culture Vultures - is not a card-carrying Tory member, but is one of a new generation of thinkers behind David Cameron's makeover of the party that is attracting money and fresh ideas.”


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Published: 24 September 2010

HE started out as a barber two years before the Second World War began and has cut the hair of lords, admirals, MPs, ambassadors and minor royals.

And this week “the barber of St James’s” – known simply as Philip – is celebrating 61 years working in the same shop – Briggs in Ormond Yard, St James’s, near Picca dilly.

The 87-year-old has 200 loyal customers, including Stephen Fry, who has an office nearby.

He has kept many  of the furnishings of the shop, which was started by his former employer, Mr Briggs, in 1917.

“I don’t want to retire,” he said. “I love the village – St James’s is still like a village, even now. Everyone knows me and is friendly to me.”

Philip prides himself on his use of old-fashioned tools, including a “cut-throat” razor used for shaving. Briggs was originally located at 7 Duke of York Street, but in 1958 it moved, furnishings and all, to its current location.

The Cyprus-born barber refuses to reveal his surname.

“Everyone just knows me as Philip,” he said.


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Nicholas Edward Coleridge Boles (born 2 November 1965), known as Nick Boles, is a Conservative MP and a former Director of Policy Exchange. He is a signatory of the statement of principles of the Henry Jackson Society Project for Democratic Geopolitics, a British neoconservative organisation. He is a former flatmate of Michael Gove.

After Boris Johnson was elected Mayor he appointed Boles as his Interim Chief of Staff. Other Policy Exchange appointees included his cultural advisor Munira Mirza

Conservatives for Change or Cchange was a political organisation set up in 2001, along with its sister organisation Policy Exchange, to modernise the image of the Conservative Party.The board shares a number of figures with CChange's sister organisation Policy Exchange. Nicholas Boles was the Policy Exchange's first director.

In early 2002, Nicholas acted as associate producer of the West End production of The Mysteries.
In The Mysteries, Satan, dressed head to foot in red leather, transforms himself into a serpent and leads Eve into original sin. Noah pleads with his wife to abandon her vegetable garden and board the ark as the rain begins to fall. In the garden of Gethsemane, Judas betrays God's son with a kiss.


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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2011, 12:38:03 pm »
Jermyn Street is a street in the St James District.

Sir Isaac Newton lived there.

As did William Plunkett, a highwayman and accomplice of the famed "Gentleman Highwayman," James MacLaine. With stolen pistols and horses, and their faces hidden by Venetian masks. Plunkett and MacLaine had a short but highly successful career as outlaws. MacLaine famously robbed Horace Walpole.

Aleister Crowley lived in number 93.

The Gun Tavern was one of the great resorts for foreigners of revolutionary tastes during the end of the eighteenth century, whilst Grenier's Hotel was patronised by French Refugees. At the Brunswick Hotel, Louis Napoleon took up his residence under the assumed name of Count D'Arenberg on his escape from captivity in the fortress of Ham.

The night-club Tramp, on the street, was frequented by rock and roll legends such as the Beetles and Rolling Stones


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The original social character of the square has indeed been totally transformed. It is now not easy to realize how intensely aristocratic the square was in its early days. This character it retained in modified form into this century, but it was perhaps in its first fifty years or so of existence, before the great extension of fashionable London westward and northward, that it was most remarkably the centre of political and social eminence. When in 1682 the Duke of Ormonde was given an English dukedom and bought a house in the square his son congratulated him on the purchase, remarking 'how ill it would look now you are an English Duke to have no house there'. The strong representation of eminent statesmen in the square in 1697 and 1721 has already been noticed: in the latter year no fewer than six dukes lived there— Chandos, Dorset, Kent, Norfolk, Portland and Southampton—as well as seven earls, a countess, a baron, a baronet, three untitled gentlemen (one of whom became Earl of Wilmington and another Viscount Palmerston), a baronet's widow and the widow of a French marquis. It was particularly in its first fifty years or so that the political significance of the square as a place of residence was reflected in the large number of embassies housed there. By 1732, at least ten of the houses had accommodated diplomatic envoys. In about 1682 and again about 1716–18 the square contained three embassies simultaneously.

The Builder of 1876 could remark that the square 'still remains the most aristocratic square in London' and cite Disraeli that it might 'be looked upon as our Faubourg St. Germain'. When Dasent published his history of the square in 1895 he prophesied that 'the old Square, although no longer exclusively composed of private houses, will continue to maintain its ancient fame for many years to come'.
At present (1960) about a dozen of the original sites are occupied for business purposes, and only two clubs remain compared with seven in 1939. Four houses are occupied by the Ministry of Labour. A single house is occupied mainly as a private residence, No. 5, in the north-east corner.
This part of the square seems to have been characterized by length of tenure, and the families owning and occupying Nos. 4, 5 and 6 were neighbours for nearly two centuries, from 1712 until early in this century. They, together with the owner-occupiers of Nos. 2, 19, 20 and Norfolk House, constituted a group of seven families who resided together in the square for 120 years from 1771 to 1891.


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The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is an international educational charity and a private members' club. Its mission is to support and promote the modern Commonwealth, its culture and core values

On Friday June 26, 1868, at a meeting in the Willis Rooms, King Street, St. James’s, it was agreed that a society with a London headquarters should be formed which would take an interest in colonial and Indian affairs.

I believe the RCS was very influential in the creation of the Commonwealth
Almack's Assembly Rooms was a social club in St. James's, London from 1765 to 1871 and one of the first to admit both men and women. It was one of a limited number of upper class mixed-sex public social venues in the British capital in an era when the most important venues for the hectic social season were the grand houses of the aristocracy. From 1871 it was renamed "Willis's Rooms. Almack's Coffee House, opened at the same time, was bought in 1774 and became the gentlemen's club, Brooks's.

The Assembly Rooms first opened in purposeful rivalry to Mrs. Cornelys' establishment, whose (Venetian) masquerade balls were becoming notorious.
Cornley had grown up in Venice, which was an adult Disneyland of its day and the centrepiece of the grand tour, it was sexually licentious. She was a lover of the famous Casanova and thousands would attend her scandalous balls in Soho Square. She sold her son for money and her own daughter abandoned her, she died in a debtors prison, despite have made enormous sums of money importing Venetian masquerade balls to London.

Masked balls in the houses of the nobility were events in the social calendar and highly anticipated. When the Duke of Richmond was taken ill and a masked ball had to be postponed, it caused, according to Horace Walpole, 'a sad alarm in the kingdom of white satin and muslin.'

Almack's came to be governed by a select committee of the most influential and exclusive ladies of London's high society, referred to as the Lady Patronesses of Almack's. There were six or seven Patronesses at any one time. Venetian masqued balls were held at Almacks.

In 1814, during the Regency of George IV, they included:
Amelia Stewart, Viscountess Castlereagh;
Emily Lamb, sister of the Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, and later married to another Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston;
Maria Molyneux, Countess of Sefton; Dorothea Lieven, wife of the Russian ambassador and a political force in her own right;
Princess Lieven, wife of the Austrian ambassador, Prince Esterházy; The House of Esterházy were among the great landowner magnates of the Kingdom of Hungary, during the time it was part of the Habsburg Empire and later Austria-Hungary.

Brooks's is one of London's most exclusive gentlemen's clubs, founded in 1764 by 27 men, including four dukes.
From its inception, it was the meeting place for Whigs of the highest social order.

Their original premises in Pall Mall were managed by the famous William Almack who set up the iconic Almack's Assembly Rooms in nearby Duke Street. The club is named after Almack's successor Brooks. The current building on the west side of St. James's Street was opened in 1778. It faces Boodle's across the street whilst the Tory Carlton Club and White's are just up the road.

In the 1978 the famous 'St James's Club' amalgamated with Brooks's; to add to its membership European royalty, members of the British diplomatic corps, writers et al.
William Pitt the Younger
Many dukes, earls, viscounts and lords as members, including; Lionel de Rothschild, the son of Nathan Mayer Rothschild; Lord Palmerston; William Pitt the Younger; Sir Robert Peel; Thomas Baring.
Boodle's is a London gentlemen's club, founded in 1762 at 49-51 Pall Mall, London by Lord Shelburne.
Notable members include; Ian Flemming; Charles Fox; John Profumo; Adam Smith; Duke of Wellington
White's is a London gentlemen's club, established at 4 Chesterfield Street in 1693
In 1778 it moved to numbers 37-38 St James's Street, on the east side of the street. From 1783 it was the unofficial headquarters of the Tory party, The Whigs' Brooks's club was just down the road.

One of White's former Chairmen was British Prime Minister David Cameron's father, Ian Cameron.
recent members include; Conrad Black; David Cameron; the Prince of Wales; Major General Sir Stewart Menzies - head of MI6 during WW2; somebody called Chips Keswick, former director of Hambros Bank, whose investment fund is nearby and non-executive director of DeBeers.
Hambros Bank was a British bank based in London. The Hambros bank was a specialist in Anglo-Scandinavian and was the sole banker to the Scandinavian kingdoms for many years. Hambros was founded by the Danish merchant and banker Carl Joachim Hambro in London in 1839 as C. J. Hambro & Son. During the 1850s he was responsible for arranging various British Government loan stock issues.

During World War II, Sir Charles Hambro raised finance for the exile Norwegian government and was also the head of the Special Operations Executive.

After World War II, Hambros became also known as the 'diamond bank' with its thriving activity in financing the diamond industry and its trade.[3] Hambros was one of the top three banks in the Euromarket by the mid 1960s. In 1967 the private banking and trust operations were expanded offshore and new offices were opened in Jersey and Guernsey to take advantage of the offshore tax benefits.

In February 1998 the Hambros PLC board recommended a sale of Hambros Bank Ltd to the French bank Société Générale, which the majority of the shareholders accepted. Hambros PLC, including the private equity and investment side, was later sold to Investec, a South African bank.

Several boutiques and spin-offs originated from or arose out of the ashes of Hambros Banking Group, including JO Hambro and Sons (Jocelyn Hambro and his sons), Hambro Magan Corporate Finance (JO Hambro and Mr Magan), J O Hambro Capital Management (James Hambro), JO Hambro Investment Management (Rupert, Richard and James Hambro), Rupert Hambro & Partners, Firecrest Hambro (Charles Edward Hambro Jr), EC Hambro Rabben & Partners (Clare Hambro), Duke Street Capital (Edmund Truell, ex Hambro European Ventures CEO), STAR Capital Partners (Tony Mallin, ex Vice Chairman of Hambros Bank), and Getty Images (Paul Getty/Jonathan Klein, both ex Hambros Bank Corporate Finance Directors), to mention a few.

One of the largest companies being formed by the family has been the highly successful Peter Hambro Mining and Gold - now one of the largest companies listed on the AIM exchange in London
Wiltons Restaurant of Jermyn Street, London, near St James' (owned by Richard Hambro) is still the favourite wateringhole for ex-Hambro Directors/Employees, their families, clients and friends.
Air Commodore Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, KBE, MC (October 3, 1897–1963) was a merchant banker and intelligence officer.
Between 1910 and 1915 Charles was educated at Eton College. After leaving he immediately went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, being made an Ensign in the Coldstream Guards in 1916.
After initial training with the Guaranty Trust Company in New York (A P Morgan op, where he and his wife lived with Harry Morgan) he joined his family bank J.C. Hambro & Sons]. In 1928, when only 30, Charles was elected a director of the Bank of England,and between 1932 and 1933 he put all work outside the bank to one side to work on establishing the bank's exchange control division under the direction of Montagu C. Norman, the Bank of England director. In 1937 Charles was asked to succeed Norman as director, but he turned it down as he was suffering from oral cancer, although surgical operations and radiation therapy later helped him recover.

At the start of World War II he was asked by Ronald Cross to join the "Ministry of Economic Warfare", a cover organisation for the Special Operations Executive. Hambro was placed in charge of activities in Scandinavia, arranging smuggling and sabotage operations.
Between December 1940 and November 1941 Charles was also in charge of overseeing the French, Belgian, German and Dutch sections of the SOE. By this time Charles was on the Executive Committee of the SOE, and was promoted to Air Commodore. Roundell Palmer, now head of the SOE, appointed him to succeed Frank Nelson. His first major action as head of the SOE was to meet with Colonel William Joseph Donovan, the head of the OSS and his opposite number. A disagreement over actions in the Middle East led Charles to resign in 1943.

For the rest of the war he acted as head of the "British raw materials mission" in Washington; a cover for exchanging information and technology between Britain and the United States which led to the detonation of the first Atomic Bomb as part of the Manhattan Project.
The Carlton Club is a gentlemen's club in London which describes itself as the "oldest, most elite, and most important of all Conservative clubs."[1] Membership of the club is strictly by nomination and election only.

The club was founded in 1832, by Tory Peers, MPs and gentlemen. It later played a major role in the transformation of the Tory party into its modern form as the Conservative Party. The Club lost its role as a central party office with the widening of the franchise in the late 1860s, but remained the principal venue for key political discussions between Conservative ministers, MPs and party managers.

David Cameron accepted Honorary Membership of the Club as of 22 May 2008. Lady Thatcher was elected as the Club's second President (the first was Harold Macmillan) on May 2009.


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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 07:38:54 pm »
Sir Mark Aubrey Weinberg (born 9 August 1931) is a South African-born British financier.

Weinberg was educated at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. He later received his Master of Laws at the London School of Economics, specialising in Company Law.

In 1961 he founded Abbey Life Assurance Company in London.
In 1971 he went onto found Hambro Life Assurance, subsequently called Allied Dunbar, where he was managing director until 1983 (it is now part of Zurich Financial Services).
Today, is now the President of St. James's Place, which he co-founded with Mike Wilson and Lord Rothschild (as J Rothschild Assurance) in 1991.
In 2006, he became the Executive Chairman of Synergy Insurance Services. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Pension Insurance Corporation.

He was Deputy Chairman of the principal UK regulatory body, the Securities and Investment Board, from its inception in 1985 until 1990, having been an adviser on insurance affairs to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
He is also the author of Weinberg and Blank on Take-overs and Mergers (1962), the standard legal text-book on the subject, now in its fifth edition (1989).
From 1985 to 1992 was a Trustee of the Tate Gallery.
Lastly, he is an Hon. Bencher of Gray's Inn and is a Governor of the London School of Economics.
St. James's Place plc is a UK-based wealth management business. It is now a FTSE 250 company.

The business was founded by Mike Wilson, Sir Mark Weinberg and Lord Rothschild in 1991 as J Rothschild Assurance Group. It subsequently changed its name to St.James's Place Capital plc.
Allied Dunbar was a large British insurance company. In its early years as Hambro Life Assurance it was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. However it was acquired by the Zurich Financial Services in 1998.

The Company was founded by Lord Joffe, Sir Sydney Lipworth and Sir Mark Weinberg who set up its headquarters in Swindon town centre in 1970 under the name 'Hambro Life Assurance'. The company expanded its financial adviser operations during the late 70's and early 80's to become 'Allied Hambro' in 1984, finally changing to 'Allied Dunbar' in 1985 when it purchased Dunbar & Co., a small private bank, and following the acquisition by BAT Industries. It was bought out by Zurich Financial Services in 1998.
Lord Joffe CBE (born 1932) is a Labour peer in the House of Lords.
Born in South Africa, he  worked as a human rights lawyer 1958-65, including, at the infamous 1963-4 Rivonia Trial, representing Nelson Mandela. Later he moved to the United Kingdom, and worked in the financial services industry, setting up Hambro Life Assurance, as well as the voluntary sector. He was associated with Oxfam in various roles between 1982 and 2001, including being its Chair 1995-2001.
He was awarded the CBE in 1999, and made a Life peer on 16 February 2000, being raised to the peerage as Baron Joffe, of Liddington in the County of Wiltshire. In February 2003 he proposed as a Private Member's Bill the "Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill", which would legalise physician-assisted dying.
Sir Sydney Lipworth, QC, is a South African born British lawyer, businessman, public servant and philanthropist.

Lipworth was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1931. Educated at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. He is a co-founder of Hambro Life Assurance in the UK (subsequently called Allied Dunbar Assurance and now Zurich Financial Services) (1971–1988).

From 1988 to 1993 he served as Chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in the UK (now the Competition Commission). He subsequently served as Chairman of Zeneca plc (now AstraZeneca plc) and Deputy Chairman of National Westminster Bank plc. He also served as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and founding Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation (until 2005).


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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2011, 08:01:39 pm »
London Business School (LBS) is an international business school and a constituent college of the University of London, located in central London, beside Regent's Park.

Hans Tietmeyer is a German economist he is currently Vice-Chairmen of the Board of Directors at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), previously he was president of the London Business School.

Sir John Ritblat, educated at Dulwich College, is Chairman of the Governing Body of The London Business School.
He is also Vice Chair of International Students House, London and Chairman of the Avisory Board of Delancey, the property and asset-backed investment specialists, which owns the Alpha Plus group of schools of which he is the Chairman of the Board of Governors.

International Students House is in Regents Park and houses Fulbright Scholars. Alpha Plus group owns Southbank International School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, in Portland Place.


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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2011, 01:32:06 pm »
The London Institution was an educational institution founded in London in 1806. It preceded the University of London in making scientific education widely available in the capital. It closed in 1912 and the buildings were used for the University of London until their demoition in 1936.

The first recorded meeting to discuss the idea of an Institution was held at Mr Bodley’s house in Lombard Street. A further meeting was held the following month at the George & Vulture Tavern in George Yard, Lombard Street, when Sir Francis Baring took the chair and at this meeting it was agreed to send an introductory letter signed by William Haseldine Pepys to a number of potential patrons, mostly London bankers and merchants. A more formal meeting took place at 12 noon on 23 May 1805, at the London Tavern, again chaired by Sir Francis Baring, to discuss the practical details that would be involved in setting-up a proper "London Institution".

The Institution was established on 18 January 1806, in the house of Sir William Clayton (Lord Mayor of London in the time of Charles II), at 8 Old Jewry in the City of London at an annual rent of £350. It was modelled on the Royal Institution in London's West End. By 21 January 1807, a Royal Charter for the "London Institution for the Promotion of Literature and Useful Knowledge" had been drafted listing the following officers,

Sir Francis Baring Bt, Banker and founder of Barings

Sir Richard Neave, 1st Baronet, West Indies merchant and Governor of the Bank of England
Beeston Long, West Indies merchant and Governor of the Bank of England
George Hibbert West Indies merchant, botanist and book collector
John Julius Angerstein, West Indies merchant and art collector

In his Biographical Index of the current House of Commons, J. Wilson cites Richard Sharp as an important figure in the history of this institution and claims that it was "...chiefly owing to his influences and exertions that the London Institute for the improvement of Science and Literature has been established."

Richard Sharp fought in the Seven years war, he became a banker and a merchant and a politician.
Sharp was a founder member of the intellectual 'King of Clubs’ conversation club as well as a leading figure in founding the London Institution in 1806, a venue for popular education and a forerunner of London University .
He belonged to a great many London Clubs and Societies, such as Brooks's, the Athenaeum, the 'Unincreasable', the 'Eumelean' and White's. An early member of the Literary Society, in 1787 he became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and in 1806 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society,

King of Clubs was a Whig club, members included; Alexander Baring, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, George Lamb and Earl Cowper.

The Institution’s new building was completed in 1815. The opening was marked by a colourful procession through the streets of London conducted by the Lord Mayor. The Committee of Managers consisted of many merchants, financiers and bank govenors.

In 1909 the Institution came under the purview of the Royal Commission on University Education in London. The Royal Commission proposed that the building be used as a School of Oriental Studies. Following the move of the School to Bloomsbury, the buildings of the London Institution itself were demolished in 1936.

The London Institution became the University of London, a large federal university made up of institutions like the London School of Economics, The London Business School, SOAS, Regents College, Queen Mary College Imperial College, Goldsmiths College.

Its headquarters are the imposing Senate House in Bloomsbury. The building's use by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War inspired George Orwell's description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

After the First World War the University of London, then based at the Imperial Institute in Kensington was in urgent need of new office and teaching space to allow for its growth and expansion. In 1921, the government bought 11 acres (4.5 ha) of land in Bloomsbury from the Duke of Bedford to provide a new site for the University. However, many within the university were opposed to a move, and, in 1926, the Duke bought back the land. The election of William Beveridge however to the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University in June 1926 was highly significant as Beveridge supported a move to Bloomsbury. Beveridge persuaded the Rockefeller Foundation to donate £400,000 to the University and the original site was reacquired in 1927.

Beveridge saw the university as one "for the nation and the world, drawing from overseas as many students as Oxford and Cambridge and all the other English universities together." and specified that "the central symbol of the University on the Bloomsbury site can not fittingly look like an imitation of any other University, it must not be a replica from the Middle Ages. It should be something that could not have been built by any earlier generation than this, and can only be at home in London ... (the building) means a chance to enrich London - to give London at its heart not just more streets and shops ... but a great architectural feature ... an academic island in swirling tides of traffic, a world of learning in a world of affairs."
The grand art deco design was the work of Charles Holden. In making their choice, Beveridge and the Principal, Edwin Deller, were influenced by the success of Holden's recently completed 55 Broadway. The design featured elevations of load-bearing brick work faced with Portland stone.

55 Broadway is the Headquarters of London Underground, it encompasses St. James Park underground station.


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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2011, 10:31:17 pm »

A parchment written in a Latin code, derived from the eight-pointed Templar Cross, exists in the Mark Masons Hall Library in St James’s, London. It surfaced at a bric-a-brac sale in London in about 1911. It claims to list the Grand Masters through the next five centuries. But none of the Templar legends are yet to pass the tests of rigorous scientific and academic proof. But, what we know of the truth is fascinating enough in itself.

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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2011, 10:23:50 pm »
The Zoological Society of London is located in Regents park. The Zoo was founded by freemason Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles.

In 1819, Stamford Raffles (see below) bought Singapore for the East India Company. It became the most strategically important colony in Britain's eastern empire. He is often described as the "Father of Singapore".

The zoo has a pyramid appearance with what could be an all seeing eye. See what you think:

Regents park path design looks suspiciously like something else:


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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2011, 05:12:32 pm »
A Mysterious guest at the Royal Wedding, invited by Prince Charles, was Kazakh businessman Timur Kuanyshev

Timur Kuanyshev with HRH Duke of Kent, head of freemasonry, at the Kazakh Arts Festival, 2009

But perhaps the invitations that really make you rub your eyes are those sent out by the Prince of Wales. For his guest list is studded with foreign tycoons, a number of whom have featured in financial and personal controversy.
For example, his list includes Timur Kuanyshev, a Kazakh oil and construction billionaire. In 1993, Kuanyshev was reportedly detained by Russian customs with his wife and two associates at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
In a case which never went to court, they were accused of concealing in their underwear $1,000,000 in undeclared cash. The money being smuggled out of Russia was said to have been a loan meant to be placed in a bank in Kazakhstan.

Thu Oct 9, 2008 (Reuters) - Kazakh businessman Timur Kuanyshev will lend up to $100 million to London-listed Russian explorer Timan Oil & Gas Plc TMAN.L in a deal that could result in his taking a 51 percent stake in the firm, Timan said on Thursday.

Timan said it would use the five-year loan, to be supplied in two $50 million tranches, to pay off debt and develop licences in the Russian Arctic. Kuanyshev's company, Kamanisk Holdings Ltd, could convert the loan into a majority stake.

"Kamanisk is entitled to a payment equal to the higher of the loans plus accrued interest and an amount representing 51 percent of the value of Timan at repayment," Timan said in a statement.

Where is Timan Oil and Gas ?

Bloomberg Businessweek
Timan Oil and Gas PLC, through its subsidiaries, operate as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the Timan-Pechora region of western Russia and the Caspian basin. It engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
33 St James's Square
London,  SW1Y 4JS
United Kingdom

This organisation is full of Russians.

Organisers of the Kazakh Festival with Lord and Lady Mayor of London

The Festival is held at the Guildhall in the City of London. It is sponsored by ENRC (Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation PLC)
Since its inception in 1994, ENRC has worked hard to create a leading diversified natural resources group with integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations.
The Group’s assets are mostly located in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
1994-1996, ENRC founded, assets are acquired through the participation of the Founders in the privatisation process in Kazakhstan.
2008, ENRC becomes a member of the FTSE 100 on the London Stock Exchange.

Where is ENRC?

Enrc Management (UK) Ltd
16 St James's Street
London, SW1A 1ER

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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2011, 07:42:31 pm »
IBM: Transforming the military through Sense & Respond

THE MEN BEHIND HITLER: A German warning to the world

The Last Circle (Sent to congress in 1996 w/DO NOT PUBLISH orders) surfaces


The New Order of the Barbarians -Transcript of recollections of an NWO insider

Over 1,000 pages of Operation Garden Plot declassified by FOIA


Global Warming/Climate Change Agenda Is Geo-Cybernetics In Disguise

Rockefeller Foundation predicts 2012 pandemic, economic collapse, marauding gangs

HG Wells' books: more nightmarish than Orwell's '1984'
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 06:49:14 pm »
Tony Blair's former spy chief has been criticised for taking a job with a multi-national company which has won a lucrative contract to drill for oil in Iraq. Sir John Scarlett, who helped draw up the so-called ‘dodgy dossier’ which accused Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction which could be deployed within 45 minutes, has been hired by Norwegian firm Statoil as a ‘strategic adviser’.

Norwegian-owned Statoil is one of the world’s largest oil and gas suppliers. It is a leading member of a consortium awarded exploration rights in the vast West Qurna oil field, west of Basra, in December 2009. The field is expected to yield 150,000 barrels of oil a day by 2013, making it one of the most productive in the Middle East. The consortium of which Statoil is a member beat off several other bidders for the Iraqi government contract, including BP.

Statoil is located behind BPs HQ in St. James's, in the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Regent Street.
Statoil is 65% owned by the Norwegian government.
There is also a Norwegian club at no. 4 Saint James's Square.


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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2011, 03:33:58 am »
Please give Sir Christopher Wren a little mention, after all he was boss of the Invisible College Royal Society, and he did a little of London's architecture.  ::)


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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2011, 11:53:32 am »
For convenience Wren also leased a house on St James's Street in London.

He wasnt trained as an architect but became the architect of london after the Great Fire 1666

Sir Christopher Wren may also have been a Freemason and Master of Lodge Original, No. 1, now the Lodge of Antiquity No. 2. He is said to have been "adopted" May 18, 1691. This is debated.

After the death of Charles II in 1685, Wren's attention was directed mainly to Whitehall. The new king, James II, required a new chapel and also ordered a new gallery, council chamber and a riverside apartment for the Queen. Later, when James II was removed from the throne, Wren took on architectural projects such as Kensington Palace and Hampton Court.
Wren did not pursue his work on architectural design as actively as he had before the 1690s, although he still played important roles in a number of royal commissions. In 1696 he was appointed Surveyor of Greenwich Naval Hospital, and three years later Surveyor of Westminster Abbey. He resigned the former role in 1716 but held the latter until his death.


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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2011, 11:54:48 am »
UK Office of the 'World Future Council'
100 Pall Mall, St James's


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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2011, 03:04:22 pm »
Dr Peter Englander- Director of Apax Partners, CEO of the Apax Foundation is one of the trustees of the very prestigious Kennedy Scholarship

Apax is a global private equity house, located at 33 Jermyn Street, St. James's


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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2011, 03:12:12 pm »
Lord' Edward Davenport jailed for multimillion-pound fraud
The self-styled lord, whose home was used to film The King's Speech, was the mastermind of an 'advanced fee fraud' scheme

Davenport – who owns Sierra Leone's former High Commission in west London – set up Gresham Ltd in 2005 and pretended it was a respectable business with 50 years' experience of sourcing huge commercial loans.

"To outward appearances it was long-established, wealthy and prestigious," said Simon Mayo QC, for the prosecution at Southwark crown court.

"It operated from expensive London premises and had a balance sheet showing significant assets.

"It had a flattering corporate brochure and used headed notepaper that lent an image of corporate credibility.

"That image, however, deliberately cultivated by these defendants, was entirely false.

"In truth it was a company which had only been set up by Edward Davenport in late 2005.

"It was essentially worthless. Its only business was fraud."

Davenport, of Portland Place, central London, was jailed last month for seven years and eight months along with his lieutenant, Peter Riley, 64, of The Old Bakery, Brentwood, Essex.

What do ya know. They are all the same. Just dont usually get caught though


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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2011, 10:40:28 pm »
Adam Werritty was involved in a shadowy international plot to topple the Iranian leader, it was claimed yesterday.
Liam Fox’s right-hand man was said to have regularly met Iranian dissidents, Israeli spies and right-wing U.S. groups with an interest in destabilising President Ahmadinejad

He travelled the globe enjoying extraordinary access to politicians, diplomats, lobbyists and military personnel, apparently revelling in the James Bond-style trappings of first-class travel and luxury hotels.

One of the companies which helped fund Mr Werritty’s extravagant lifestyle even had a charitable foundation named Universal Exports – the pseudonym for MI6 in Ian Fleming’s 007 books.
Mr Werritty, who can speak some Farsi, has visited Iran several times, including a trip to the country in 2007 alongside Dr Fox.
He is said to have acted as a ‘facilitator’ and ‘taken messages’ between opposition parties in Tehran. And  he arranged a meeting in Portcullis House, Westminster between Dr Fox and an Iranian lobbyist with close links to President Ahmadinejad’s regime.

It was also claimed yesterday that he had been briefed by MI6 after returning from overseas trips.

He is a member of the Carlton Club

Carlton Club was founded in 1832 and the current address is 69 St James's Street