The Role of George Soros in World Politics

An article on the Open Society Website revealed that George Soros had made donations of over $12 billion since the year 1979. Having being born in Hungary 85 years ago, George Soros fled the Eastern Europe Country in the year 1947 to escape Nazi persecution. George Soros has a Jewish descent. Soon after moving to London in the year 1947, Soros would work as a conductor on the trains. He then changed jobs and became a waiter. Later on, he joined the London School of Economics and decided to try out finance. In his entire life, George Soros has been committed to helping other people survive. He is not a self-centered person and cares about fellow human beings. For this reason, he is actively involved in causes to alleviate people from oppression across in the globe. In the United States alone, George Soros supports immigration reforms, criminal justice reform, and religious tolerance reforms. Read this story about George at politico.com

On a global scale, George Soros through the Open Society has fought for many causes. These causes include freedom of expression, accountable governments and standing against inequality and injustice of any form. George Soros also preaches transparency and stands against the oppression of the weak people in the society. This means that he funds movements to crash oppression of LGBTI people, sex works as well as drug users. He is motivated by seeing firsthand what oppression of the minor can result to during the killing of 500,000 Jews when growing up as a child in Hungary. He managed to survive this persecution by using fake identities provided to him by his father. Not only did his father produce fake documents for them but he also provided the documents for other Jews.

After finishing his studies in London, George Soros decided to move to the land of the free and opportunities in the year 1956. He took a job opportunity in Wall Street and was joined by his parents in the same year who were fleeing cold way in Europe. Having worked on the Wall Street for 14 years, George Soros opened one of the most successful hedge funds in the US called Soros Fund Management. This has been his main source of revenue since then.

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Other than business, George Soros is very active when it comes to world politics. He is a member of the Democratic Party and makes donations towards the development of the party. His latest donation to this party is a $25 million donation to help the election of Hilary Clinton. According to the Politico, Clinton and George Soros have known each other for over 30 years. Soros often speaks for Ukraine and requests the European Union to implement strict measures to Russia for invading Kremlin. He also negotiates on behalf of Ukraine to the International Monetary Fund. Read his profile at Washington Times.

The Understanding of George Soros

As the world festers into a war zone, George Soros remains a prominent figure. For those unaware, George Soros remains someone who has dedicated their life to hard work and providing a better future for all. Moreover, he remains one of the most successful investors of all time. As a result, he has garnered numerous awards and accolades. Moreover, he remains one of the most generous philanthropists to walk the face of the Earth. To begin, George Soros hails from Budapest, Hungary. However, he grew up during a time when Nazi Germany occupied his native land. During this time, Jews were facing genocide. Fortunately, George Soros and his family managed to escape. Upon leaving Hungary, George Soros moved to London. While there, he went to school. To expound further, he attended the London School of Economics. While there, he received a bachelor’s degree.

Aside from obtaining a bachelor’s degree, George Soros received a master’s degree in philosophy. In 1969, he opened his first hedge fund called the Double Eagle. By 1970, George Soros opened his second hedge fund called Soros Fund Management. Moreover, his initial fund became known as the Quantum Fund. This remains remarkable due to the level of success that his first hedge fund attained. To expound further, the Quantum Fund went from $12 million dollars to a whopping $25 billion dollars. Therefore, George Soros remains an investment guru. With that being said, he remains renowned throughout Europe for his $1 billion profit that he made during the Black Wednesday UK currency crisis in 1992. Upon his arrival to the United States, George Soros remained equally important. Between 1979 and 2011 alone, George Soros contributed over $11 billion dollars to charitable causes. Moreover, he spent a significant amount of his time diffusing political unrest in numerous countries.  Read his profile at Business Insider.

In particular, he played an integral role in Eastern Europe peacefully transitioning from communist state to a capitalist state. In addition, he remains renowned for his contributions to education in his hometown. Currently, George Soro’s wealth remains at $25.2 billion dollars. Since the 1970s, George Soros has frequently engaged in philanthropy. To begin, his philanthropic efforts began during the apartheid era of South Africa. During this time, Soros provided educational funds to black students to attend the University of Cape Town. In 1993, George Soros opened an organization called the Open Society Foundations. For those unaware, the foundation’s purpose includes support to civil society groups worldwide.

Moreover, the foundation sought to provide justice, education, health, and independent media to deficient regions of the world. In addition, the foundation has numerous branches. To remain exact, the foundation has branches and at least 37 countries. Moreover, it remains headquartered in New York City. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.

Jon Ossoff Receives over 500000 Dollars from End Citizen United to Fight Corporate and Mega-Donors

The End of Citizen United made an announcement of how their grassroots members have awarded over 500000 dollars in minor donations to the Jon Ossoff’s campaign. The organization became part of the endorsement of Jon’s candidacy at the beginning of the month. The families in Georgia are in support of Jon because they believe that he will represent them well while in Congress. They trust him to be the one to tackle the Washington big money agenda. They believe that he is the reformer that will change things and transform the rigged system where corporates and other large special interest groups spend millions in dishonest and negative attacks. The grassroots network has vouched to stand united and support Jon Ossoff to the very end.

 

Jon has been the cause of excitement, and because of him, the momentum continues to grow. He is ahead in the polls as volunteers continue to come up and cast their votes for him. Ossoff has been able to competently fight all negative attacks thrown his way because of the massive support he enjoys from the End Citizen United group.

 

End of Citizen United is a politically empowered action committee whose focus is on driving the big money room politics while raising some money on their own to support its activities. Within the first three months, it was able to collect over 4 million dollars and has made projections of accumulating up to 35 million dollars by the time it is midterm Congress election period in 2018. These election details were revealed as insights of the organization’s progress in the USA Today. Achievement of this would be one significant stride compared to what PAC took to the 2016 election where they were able to raise 25 million dollars in their first attempt at an election cycle.

 

The first time saw more than 100000 donors with over 40000 giving some money the first round. According to the group leaders there, the aim is to have a campaign-finance reformist elected to office in Congress. The PAC organization was able to have a 12-dollar contribution average, and this is a way of the donors voicing their concerns and eliminating the bullying that has been ongoing whereby they felt like those people with the biggest checks were in control. The donors chose to fight back through their small contributions, which cumulatively made a significant impact. The momentum of fighting back Trump’s election is being fueled since the Democrats are furious. They have decided to fight back against his nominees and agendas as they are oppressive. Muller said that they were ready to fight against even the Supreme Court choice Judge Neil Gorsuch.

There Is No Truer Champion For Democracy Than Thor Halvorssen

When it comes to the people who work for the promotion of human rights and representative democracy, both in his home country of Venezuela and throughout the world, perhaps the truest of champion is Thor Halvorssen. Whenever anyone asks Halvorssen what kind of democracies in the world would be examples of what he is working towards, he quickly turns to the great examples of such governments among the Scandinavian countries of Europe. He points out that in Norway and Sweden there are healthy democratic socialist governments that work to provide all the basic human rights that cause the most happiness in their citizenry.

According to Time.com, Halvorssen then points to North Korea and Venezuela as prime examples of governments that profess being socialist, but are actually sick, oppressive, and which deny most basic human rights to at least a significant percentage of their citizens. While he was on a trip to a world conference on human rights in Seoul, South Korea, Halvorssen spoke passionately about his beliefs in the right kind of government that needs to be brought to these embattled countries, and several more. He was calling and texting people back in the United States, excitedly relaying his thoughts on the conference. That was during the day in Seoul, which was the middle of the night in America.

His whole family has long been active in leadership. On his mother’s side, there was the famed Cristóbal Mendoza, the first Venezuelan President. On his father’s side was the famous liberator of Venezuela from former rule by Spain. Thus, it was not too much of a surprise, to his family or his country, when Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation (HRF).

Of course, with great leadership sometimes comes great opposition. The reigning despotic Venezuelan government has long been a painful thorn in the side of many in Halvorssen’s family. His father was falsely imprisoned, beaten, and tortured by the evil secret police of the central Venezuelan government security bureau. His mother was also nearly killed by lawless government goons. They did kill another person and wounded 10 others at a peaceful meeting she was attending. Thor’s cousin is still illegally detained in a Venezuelan prison.

Will There Be Compensation in the GMO Corn Suit Against Syngenta?

Agricultural exports provide a livelihood to a large number of farmers in America. It is also a huge boost to the country’s economy as the foreign income balances the money used to import commodities into the country. Among the wide range of crops that farmers in America import include corn. Forty percent of the total production of corn in the country is exported to countries worldwide with China being the major importer of the crop. When growing the crop, farmers should therefore be sure that it meets the international standards so that it will be accepted by the consumers in various parts of the country. If the standards are not observed, the farmers incur losses due to lack of market in-case the exporters reject the product.

2014 was a dull year for corn farmers in America when their corn shipment to China was rejected leading to losses in billions of dollars to the industry. The cause of the refusal by China to accept the export was that the seeds used were genetically modified. The seeds were sold to the U.S. farmers by the Swiss based company Syngenta before the same could be approved by major export markets such as China. This lead to major drop in corn prices which resulted to farmers incurring losses. The two genetically modified corn seeds that were sold to the farmers include Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade. The company sold the seeds despite having full knowledge of the risks it was exposing farmers to. It is for this reason that a suit against Syngenta has been started to ensure it compensates farmers for the damage incurred.

The lead lawyer in the case against Syngenta is known as Mikal Watts who is a partner with San Antonia based firm Watts Guerra. He urges farmers from the 20 affected States to join the rest in suing Syngenta which caused financial suffering. Among the affected states include Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, and New York among many others. Mikal Watts is well known for successfully handling agricultural lawsuits resulting to his clients being compensated. He practices in various states such as New York, Florida, Alabama and California among others.

Syngenta made billions of dollars from the sale of the genetically modified seeds knowing very well the seeds have not approved by America’s lead corn exporters China. They should therefore incur the cost of compensating farmers who suffered as a result of their negligence act. There has been a long existing relationship between corn farmers and Syngenta which led to trust by the farmers to the company.

CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort Encourages the Clean Power Plan

 

Andy Wirth is the president and Ceo of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, which was the location for the 1965 Winter Olympics. Mr. Wirth believes in supporting the community in every way possible, and today he holds the position of chairman of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees, and he has strong views on the Clean Power Plan, which he is avidly supporting.

The week of September 10th, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported that the Reno City Council voted to accept the Clean Power Plan. This Plan is designed to move the U.S.toward clean renewable energy and away from the dirty coal power that monopolizes our country. This important step in this industry is one step closer to creating a clean air environment for our children’s future.

Andy Wirth strongly believes in the Clean Air Plan and is on a tireless campaign to bring significant supporters and city groups into agreement with a way to provide clean, healthy and sustainable energy in the economy. He is determined to maintain the pressure on utility companies and elected officials to accept the Plan.

Who is Andy Wirth?

Any Wirth is a young, professional in hotel and resort management who has been president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort since 2010. Previously, he was chairmen of the board of the Steamboat Ski Corporation where he worked in different management positions from 1987 to 2007 when the resort was acquired by Intrawest. His outstanding management skills did not go unnoticed by Intrawest and he was promoted to chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Wirth was overseer of the entire Intrawest Portfolio of mountain and ski resorts, which was a prestigious position.

Mr. Wirth strongly believes in a clean air, clean environment for this area of Reno and Lake Tahoe and for the country, and by supporting the Clean Power Plan that everyone would benefit in a growing economy. He also welcomes clean energy sourcing at the same time some of the world’s leading companies become such as Tesla, Microsoft and Apple become involved too.