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Posted: 7/4/2001 1:49:24 PM EDT
Has anyone ever seen this? Or is this just a parnoid conspiracy theorist? www.bilderberg.org/
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 2:54:18 PM EDT
Pay no attention to it and forget you ever saw it.
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 3:00:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 3:29:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pnaugh: Has anyone ever seen this? Or is this just a parnoid conspiracy theorist? www.bilderberg.org/
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No it's for real, if you strip away all the conspiracy theories that is. The media loves to portray this as being more than it actually is. It's a forum for big business where they can discuss the business environment and other things that have an indirect effect on the business climate. The reason the press doesn't like these meetings is because they are not allowed to sit in or, on the few occasions when they were allowed in, they were not allowed to report much about what was said. This allows the participants to speak freely about different matters without the fear of repercussions from the media or the public. Kinda like when a guy who has his own plumbing service kicks back a few beers and shoot the breeze at the local watering hole with his buddy who owns an electrical appliance store. We don't raise a fuzz about blue collar workers doing it, but as soon as it's corporate CEOs there must be something funny going on. Give me a break!
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 3:31:16 PM EDT
It is a real organisation of VERY rich and powerful select individuals that get together every year to discuss what policies they want to implement for the peseants. Here is the attendees from last year: Bilderberg Press Release extract: 3 June 2000 The 48th Bilderberg meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium, 1-3 June 2000. Approximately 100 participants from North America and Europe attended the discussions. The meeting was private in order to encourage frank and open discussion. etc. Among other subjects the Conference discussed: * US Elections * Globalisation * New Economy * The Balkans * EU Enlargement * The European Far Right Bilderberg meetings, Brussels, Belgium, 1-3 June 2000 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS, 3 June 2000 Honorary Secretary General: J. Martin Taylor, Chairman, WH Smith Group, Adviser, Goldman Sachs Honorary Chairman: Etienne Davignon, Chairman, Société Générale de Belgique Participants: Agnelli, Giovanni, I, Fiat Agnelli, Umberto, I, IFIL Aguirre y Gil de Biedma, Esperenza, E, Pres. Spanish Senate Allaire, Paul, USA, Chair, Xerox Ambrosetti, Alfredo, I, Ambrosetti Group Andersen, Bodil Nyboe, DK, Governor, Central Bank of Denmark Asper, Israel, CDN, Chair, CanWest Avery, Graham, INT, Chief Adviser for Enlargement, EC Balsemão, Francisco Pinto, P, Uni, Lisbon, Impressa Barnevik, Percy, S, Investor AB Benschop, Dick, NL, State Secretary for European Affairs Bernabè, Franco, I, Italian rep on Balkan reconstruction Betz, Hans-Georg, Columbia & NY Unis. Bildt, Carl, INT, UN (Balkans) Black, Conrad, CDN, Chair, Telegraph Group Bruton, John, IRL, Leader, Fine Gael Buchanan, Robin WT, GB, Bain & Co Clarke, Kenneth, GB, MP Çolakoglu, Nuri, TR, NTV Collomb, Bertrand, Lafarge Cromme, Gerhard, D, Thyssen/Krupp David, George A, GR, Hellenic Bottling Deutch, John M, MIT Diamandouros, P Nikiforos, GR, Ombudsman Dodd, Christopher J, USA, Senator, D, Connecticut Donilon, Thomas E, USA, FannieMae Dyson, Esther, USA, Edventure Fréchette, Louise, INT, UN Fresco, Paolo, I, Fiat Frum, David, CDN, National Post Gouveia, Teresa Patrício, P, MP (PSD) Graham, Donald E, USA, Washington Post Hagel, Chuck, USA, Senator, R, Nebraska Halberstadt, Victor, NL, Leiden Univ. Hambro, Christian, N, Research Council of Norway Hampel, Erich, A, Creditanstalt-Bankverein Hutchison, Kay bailey, USA, Senator, R, Texas Huyghebaert, Jan, B, Almanij NV Janssen, Daniel E, B, Solvay Johansson, Leif, S, Volvo Johnson, James A, USA, Johnson Capital Jordan Jr, Vernon E, USA, Lazard Frères Kayhan, Muharrem, TR, Söktas Kissinger, Henry A, USA, Kissinger Associates Kopper, Hilmar, D, Deutsche Bank
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 3:32:00 PM EDT
(continued) Kravis, Henry R, USA, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Kravis, Marie-Josée, USA, Hudson Institute Lamy, Pascal, INT, European Commissioner Lévy-Lang, André, F, Former Chair Paribas Lippens, Maurice, B, Fortis Lipponen, Paavo, FIN, Prime Minister Mathews, Jessica T, USA, Carnegie Endowment McDonough, William J, USA, Pres. Federal Reserve Bank of NY Montbrial, Thierry de, F, French Inst of International Relations Moore, Mike, INT, WTO Nass, Matthias, D, Die Zeit Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Ollila, Jorma, FIN, Nokia Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso, INT, ECB Pagrotsky, Leif, S, Trade Minister Papandreou, George A, GR, Foreign Minister Petersson, Lars Eric, S, Skandia Petritsch, Wolfgang, A, High Rep, Bosnia; EU negotiator Kosovo Pury, David de, CH, de Pury Pictet Turrettini Rasmussen, Anders Fogh, DK, Liberal Party Reiten, Eivind, N, Norsk Hydro Richardson, Bill, USA, Energy Secretary Riotta, Gianni, I, La Stampa Rockefeller, David, USA, Chase Manhattan Bank Rodriguez Inciarte, Matías, E, BSCH Roll, Eric, GB, UBS Warburg Ruggiero, Renato, I, Schroder Salomon Smith Barney Scholten, Rudolf, A, Österreichische Kontrollbank Schoutheete de Tervarent, Ph de, B, Former EU Perm Rep Seidenfaden, Tøger, DK, Politiken Solana Madariaga, Javier, INT, Sec Gen, Council of the EU Soros, George, USA, Soros Fund Management Steinberg, James B, USA, Dep Asst to the President for National Security Affairs Strauss-Kahn, Dominique, F, Univ. of Paris, Fomer Finance Minister Surroi, Veton, Kosovo, Publisher, KOHA Ditore Sutherland, Peter D, IRL, Goldman Sachs & BP Amoco Tarullo, Daniel K, USA, Georgetowm Univ. Thornton, John L, Goldman Sachs Tremonti, Giulio, I, Finance Commission, Chamber of Deputies Trichet, Jean-Claude, F, Banque de France Vasella, Daniel L, CH, Novartis Veer, Jeroen van der, NL, Shell Vink, Lodewijk JR de, USA, Warner Lambert Vranitzky, Franz, A, Former Chancellor Wallenberg, Jacob, S, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Wolf, Martin, GB, Associated Editor/Economics Commentator Wolfensohn, James D, World Bank Wolff von Amerongen, Otto, Otto Wolff GmbH Wolfowitz, Paul, USA, John Hopkins Univ. Rapporteurs: Mickelthwait, R. John, GB, United States Editor, Economist Wooldridge, Adrian D, GB, Foreign Correspondent, Economist
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 4:20:34 PM EDT
In simpler terms....a way that one faction of "money people" influence international events..for thier own personal gain.....[moon]
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 4:42:33 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies. I have no comment on how I feel about it because I have no experience with it. But I am satisfied with your comments. Thanks again
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 4:48:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: It is a real organisation of VERY rich and powerful select individuals that get together every year to discuss what policies they want to implement for the peseants.
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There you go with the conspiracy theories...
Among other subjects the Conference discussed: * US Elections * Globalisation * New Economy * The Balkans * EU Enlargement * The European Far Right
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And if you take a 100-level business class at any community college you wouldn't think those are strange subjects, see my previous posting about business climate and so on...
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 4:50:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By black&green: In simpler terms....a way that one faction of "money people" influence international events..for thier own personal gain.....[moon]
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No offense, but what they are doing is just good business practice. You and I would do the same thing too if we were in their position.
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