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    Times must be bad: Rothschilds and Rockefeller families join forces

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    Two of the most glamorous names in global finance are linking up, with the Rothschild banking dynasty agreeing to buy a stake in the Rockefeller group's wealth and asset management business to get a long-sought foothold in the United States.

    Rothschild's London-listed RIT Capital Partners (RCP.L) said on Wednesday it was buying the 37 percent stake from French group Societe Generale's (SOGN.PA) private banking arm for an undisclosed sum.

    The transatlantic union brings together David Rockefeller, 96, and Jacob Rothschild, 76 - two family patriarchs whose personal relationship spans five decades.

    Rockefeller & Co traces its origins back to 1882 when it was founded as one of the world's first family offices by John D. Rockefeller to manage his personal wealth.

    Since then it has developed into a wealth advisory group administering assets of $34 billion.

    The Rothschild banking dynasty began when Mayer Amschel Rothschild started a business in Frankfurt in the late 18th century.

    The family has worked on some epochal deals during its history, such as helping finance Britain's war against Napoleon in the 19th century and raising funds for a loan allowing the British government to buy the Suez canal.

    RIT and another of the family's companies, Edmond de Rothschild Group, said earlier this year they would form a new joint venture to boost their fund management and investment operations.

    SocGen, which has held the stake in the Rockefeller wealth and asset management operation since 2008, appointed a new head of private banking in March, replacing Daniel Truchi with Jean-Francois Mazaud as it moved to overhaul the business.

    Banks across the world are shedding non-core assets to reduce their risks and strengthen their capital positions to meet tough regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

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    close by the end of September

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    Ron PAUL Movement CONFRONTS Political OPERATIVE Who Tried to Hijack the Revolution "Preston Bates"

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    This May, the Kentucky primary saw a significant win for Ron Paul, as Thomas Massie — the Republican candidate backed by the Texas libertarian — won the GOP primary in the state’s 4th congressional district.

    While that's noteworthy on its own for the Paul campaign, the story gets more dramatic. Tied into that victory is a story of intrigue about a wealthy young man with a good heart and the insidious fellow who has become his handler — a political operative who goes by the name "Preston Bates."

    Bates, a Democrat, has become a mouthpiece falsely painting the Ron Paul campaign, and possible tarnishing the movement’s image. So who is the talented Mr. Bates?

    Enter into the picture Preston Bates, who drawn the attention of many Paul supporters on the campaign trail. His insistence in attempting to be hired by the campaign was considered annoying by many around Paul’s campaign and as anyone who’s worked a campaign knows, pestering from a volunteer can only be tolerated so long before you just need to ask them to leave.

    “We kicked [Bates] out of at least two state campaign offices that I know of, there might have been more … this guy will tell you anything you want to hear in order to get in the door...

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    Ron Paul Movement Confronts Political Operative Who Tried to Hijack the Revolution

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    Ron Paul Movement Confronts Political Operative Who Tried to Hijack the Revolution

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    This May, the Kentucky primary saw a significant win for Ron Paul, as Thomas Massie — the Republican candidate backed by the Texas libertarian — won the GOP primary in the state’s 4th congressional district.


    While that's noteworthy on its own for the Paul campaign, the story gets more dramatic. Tied into that victory is a story of intrigue about a wealthy young man with a good heart and the insidious fellow who has become his handler — a political operative who goes by the name "Preston Bates."

    Bates, a Democrat, has become a mouthpiece falsely painting the Ron Paul campaign, and possible tarnishing the movement’s image. So who is the talented Mr. Bates?

    The story starts with John Ramsey, an avid 21-year old supporter of Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul, when he decides to volunteer with Paul’s presidential campaign. He gets bitten by the political bug. Later in the primary cycle, eager to play a greater role, Ramsey decides to start a Super PAC and bankrolls it with nearly a million dollars of his inheritance.

    Tall, quiet, decent, still in college, Texan — those who know him describe him with words like “genuine,” “decent,” “warm.”

    Enter into the picture Preston Bates, who drawn the attention of many Paul supporters on the campaign trail. His insistence in attempting to be hired by the campaign was considered annoying by many around Paul’s campaign and as anyone who’s worked a campaign knows, pestering from a volunteer can only be tolerated so long before you just need to ask them to leave.

    That’s what happened.

    “We kicked [Bates] out of at least two state campaign offices that I know of, there might have been more … this guy will tell you anything you want to hear in order to get in the door, but once he’s in, he starts talking about plans that have nothing to do with winning the Republican nomination … things like taking over other parties,” is how one Paul supporter described Preston Bates, “We never quite understood why he kept coming around to the campaign because he's known to treat Ron Paul's values of constitutional government and fiscal conservatism with barely concealed contempt. People repeatedly just asked him to leave."

    In fact, he was so active in disrupting and neutralizing the effectiveness of those around him that Bates holds the dubious distinction of being the only volunteer asked not to return to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.

    A volunteer on the campaign commented, “He was a low-level, walk in the door off the street, plain volunteer that we had to throw out because he simply wasn’t on board with Ron Paul’s ideas. He kept trying to shift the focus of the people around him. As a matter of fact, he was the only person thrown out.”

    This questionable, limelight-seeking figure eventually becomes the executive director of Ramsey’s Liberty for All Super PAC.

    "[Bates] seems to have insinuated himself into John's life, perhaps in a position of trust in which he really doesn't belong," said an unnamed source close to both Bates and Ramsey.

    The Super PAC moves into Kentucky, where Bates is from, utilizes his local connections and takes part in one of the biggest tests for Ron Paul’s movement – can they help get the Ron Paul-supported Thomas Massie elected?

    The Super PAC spends $800,000 to help Massie win the race, and Mr. Bates acquires the attention he believed he personally deserved. Meanwhile, the dedicated Ramsey comfortably shies from the camera content to simply have been part of a winning team.

    “John Ramsey’s a great person, with a great idea and the kind of resources that can make him a real long-term leader in our movement, especially with him coming in at a time of transition like this. I just can’t see how he got tied up with someone like Bates. That kid will ruin everything Ramsey’s got going for him and for all I know might cause even deeper problems in our movement — what kind of professional political operative parades out in the media like this guy?” Stated a long time Ron Paul supporter on the sudden appearance of Preston Bates in the media.

    Earlier this week, Preston Bates found his name on the front page of the New York Times and subsequently dozens of newspapers nationwide, in a quote that has been read by many as a chance to smear Ron Paul’s Republican movement:

    “‘Karl Rove’s fear-and-smear-style Republicans are going to wake up at the end of the year and realize we are now in control of the Republican Party,’ said Preston Bates, a Democrat-turned-Paulite who is running Liberty for All for Mr. Ramsey.”

    The use of the word “we” by a long-time political operative is disconcerting to many Paul supporters. One volunteer commented “Look, he never worked on the campaign. That guy never worked for us. We saw how he was a big distraction and didn’t like it...He was told by the campaign that he was not welcome to volunteer for us in other states.”

    The attention being paid to Bates in the national media and at the encouragement of Bates makes some even less trusting of him: “At this point, it’s unclear whether Bates is a tool of the media or if the media is a tool of Bates...All I know is that Super PACs usually go to great lengths to avoid media attention. My guess is, Bates has never worked for a Super PAC, and that’s clear from being around him for all of 30 seconds. Its plain weird how this guy’s out in the media expecting that he’ll get lots of clean free press out of this ... Ron Paul’s people are small government constitutional conservative Republicans, but here’s Bates saying that he’s a Democrat who’s come to take over the Republican Party.

    “We are dedicated Republicans, and we welcome all Americans to join our party who share our common values of limited constitutional government and fiscal conservatism. That’s not Bates, that’s why the Paul people threw him out of their offices and asked him not to come back,” said a Republican activist who campaigned for Paul extensively over the past year.

    Questions remain about what role Preston Bates seeks to play in the liberty movement going forward. Reports from Kentucky indicate that he has played the role of neutralizer before. His presence will be an important milestone for Ron Paul supporters. How do they get rid of a moth in the coattails, while maintaining the decentralized, welcoming, grassroots feel of their movement?


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    Breaking: Romney did not win nomination

    Jeffrey Phelps
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    The media has mistakenly branded Romney the GOP nominee after winning the 'initial' Texas primary.
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    Incredible developments have emerged spelling out how Romney may not have actually taken the nomination, after all.

    Even with news circulating like wildfire that Romney secured the Republican nomination with an alleged win in Tuesday's Texas Primary, it seems as though this may not actually be the case. Ironically enough, Romney still may not have even taken Texas, yet.

    After a careful comb through the numbers, how the race is playing out and what delegate totals are emerging from the states, it seems as though Romney currently has only around half of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.

    So, why is the 'national' media acting this way? Are they incorrectly still using the 'estimated' delegate totals, based on the initial caucuses and primaries from each state, while ignoring the actual delegate totals emerging as the states finally begin to conclude their weeks-long delegate selection processes?

    Every 4 years the GOP does the exact same nomination process and all 50 states play their roll in that process. Some states conclude rather quickly, some rather slowly. Most of the states, however, have some sort of post-caucus/primary delegate selection process that can take, up to, a couple months to complete.

    This virtually renders the ultimate outcome unattainable until the vast majority of the states have fully concluded their delegate selection process. Until then, it is virtually impossible to know exactly what each candidate has, in terms of delegate totals.

    It is, however, possible to keep track of how the candidates are doing and how many delegates they are likely winning as the states progress in their delegate selection process. Who is taking the delegates at each state's county, then district, then state conventions ultimately determine how many delegates each candidate will receive from each state.

    At this juncture, according to one of the the only sites on the internet currently dedicated to keeping a tally of the actual delegate totals emerging from each state, Romney has around 600 delegates, Paul around 200.

    However, this starts to become an issue because what seems to be emerging from many of the states is the fact that Ron Paul is coming out with the majority of the delegates in quite a few of them.

    So far, Paul seems to have taken the majority of delegates in, at least, 11 or more states, Romney in only 19. Santorum and Gingrich are virtual non-factors with ultimately very few, to no 'state' wins between them.

    Even though it is likely Romney will gain many more delegates in the run up to the RNC, Ron Paul will also continue to rack up delegates as well, leaving it extremely unlikely Romney will amass the total needed to win the nomination.

    The totals gained by the other candidates that have been factors in this GOP nomination cycle, along with incredible amount of Ron Paul delegates emerging from the states, all likely equal an amount far exceeding what Romney could afford to have lost in order to have secured 1,144 delegates by Utah's final primary.

    Especially considering there is no such thing as a “bound” delegate at the national level, despite what some are trying to claim, Romney is not only nowhere near locking up the nomination, a brokered convention is now almost a guarantee, leaving the Ron Paul Revolution squarely in the driver's seat.

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    Romney's birth certificate evokes his father's controversy

    By Mark Hosenball | Reuters – Tue, May 29, 2012

    The birth certificate of Repbulican presidential hopefull Mitt Romney is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters May 29, 2012. Romney's campaign released the copy of his birth certificate on a day on which real estate and media mogul Donald Trump was trying to help Romney by stirring up a new round of questions about whether Democratic President Barack Obama was born in the United States. REUTERS/Romney Presidential ...

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.

    Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney's birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.

    His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.

    So on a day when real estate and media mogul Donald Trump was trying to help Mitt Romney by stirring up a new round of questions about whether Democratic President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Romney's own birth record became a reminder that in the 1968 presidential campaign, his father had faced his own "birther" controversy.

    Back then, George Romney - who died in 1995 - was a moderate who was challenging eventual President Richard Nixon in the Republican primaries.

    Records in a George Romney archive at the University of Michigan describe how questions about his eligibility to be president surfaced almost as soon as he began his short-lived campaign.

    In many ways, they appear to echo today's complaints that Trump and some other conservative "birthers" have made about Obama while questioning whether Obama - whose father was from Kenya and mother was from Kansas - was born in Hawaii.

    In George Romney's case, most of the questions were raised initially by Democrats who cited the Constitution's requirement that only a "natural born citizen" can be president.

    As early as February 1967 - a year before the first 1968 presidential primary - some newspapers were raising questions as to whether George Romney's place of birth disqualified him from the presidency.

    By May 1967, U.S. congressman Emmanuel Celler, a Democrat who chaired the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, was expressing "serious doubts" about George Romney's eligibility.

    The next month, another Democratic congressman inserted a lengthy treatise into the Congressional Record in which a government lawyer - writing in a "personal capacity" - argued that George Romney was ineligible for the White House because he was born outside U.S. territory.

    DEJA VU

    In what today might seem like deja vu, eminent legal authorities soon were queuing up to argue in favor of George Romney's eligibility.

    The New York Law Journal published a lengthy argument by a senior partner from Sullivan & Cromwell, one of Manhattan's elite law firms, arguing that the fact that both of George Romney's parents were U.S. citizens clearly established him as a "natural born citizen" who was eligible to be president.

    George Romney himself was unequivocal.

    "I am a natural born citizen. My parents were American citizens. I was a citizen at birth," he said, according to a typewritten statement found in his archives.

    At one point, the Congressional Research Service - an arm of the Library of Congress that is supposed to provide authoritative but impartial research for elected members - advised that its analysts agreed with George Romney, according to a congressional source.

    In a paper in November aimed at clarifying presidential eligibility, the Congressional Research Service declared that the practical, legal meaning of "natural born citizen" would "most likely include" not only anyone born on U.S. soil but anyone born overseas of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen.

    ROMNEY'S DANCE WITH TRUMP

    Mitt Romney has tried to avoid getting caught up in Trump's focus on Obama's birthplace.

    "Governor Romney has said repeatedly that he believes President Obama was born in the United States," said Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Romney.

    However, the presumed Republican nominee has not distanced himself from Trump, creating what some analysts said seems to be a quiet endorsement of Trump's efforts to raise questions about Obama among voters.

    Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump, said that Trump and Romney never talk about issues Trump has raised elsewhere regarding Obama's birth certificate. Instead they talk about jobs, the economy and other matters of public policy.

    Asked whether Trump sees any double standard in going after Obama when Romney's father faced similar questions about his presidential eligibility, Cohen told Reuters: "I don't think (Trump) has ever thought about Mitt Romney's father's birth certificate."

    Cohen said Trump recently revived the issue of Obama's birthplace because journalists asked him about the issue after a right-wing website published an old blurb for an Obama book that suggested that Obama was born in Kenya. The literary agent who wrote the blurb subsequently said it was written in error.

    Cohen said Trump believes "the president of the United States should be the single most transparent human being on this planet. This president lacks that transparency."

    (Editing by David Lindsey and Christopher Wilson)

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    Meet The 21-Year-Old Millionaire Who's Bankrolling The New Ron Paul Revolution
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    preston bates john ramsey liberty for all

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    With Ron Paul effectively out of the presidential race — and nearing the end of his career in politics — his army of young acolytes are taking on the mantle of the Revolution, turning their attention to down-ballot races in a quiet quest to take over the Republican party.

    At the vanguard of this Revolution 2.0 is John Ramsey, a 21-year-old Texas millionaire who used $1.3 million of his inheritance to form a SuperPAC that backs so-called "Liberty candidates" who adhere to Paul's small government, free-market, anti-interventionist, and pro-civil liberty message.

    A former Ron Paul campaign volunteer, Ramsey told Business Insider that he was disillusioned by Paul's disappointing — and somewhat fishy — losses in this year's Iowa and Maine caucuses, and wanted to form a group that would go beyond grassroots organizing and actually win elections. He teamed up with fellow Paul volunteer Preston Bates, a 23-year-old former Democratic operative, and christened the new SuperPAC Liberty For All.

    “We want to be the organization that wins elections — that makes a difference," Ramsey told BI. "It’s one thing to get everyone inspired and rallied up, it’s another thing to actually win and have a professional organization that can have a profound impact on elections at every level.”

    The Super PAC scored its first major victory in Kentucky's Republican primary last week, with Thomas Massie's landslide win in the state's Fourth Congressional District. Liberty For All/Ramsey threw down nearly $900,000 to back Massie in the race, flooding the state media markets and mailboxes with attacks against his opponent.

    But Ramsey and Bates aren't resting on their laurels. Liberty For All announced Monday that it will back 10 candidates in statewide races this year, and is soliciting input on who should make up the slate.

    “The grassroots nature of the organization is such that it’s impossible for us to wheel-and-deal and be Boss Tweeds,” said Bates, the executive director of Liberty For All. “We want people who are in the communities with these candidates to be like, ‘Hey, this candidate is good on freedom, they’re the real deal, they’re not pandering, they’re not a diet Freedom candidate.’”

    It's a strange approach for a SuperPAC, which tend to be run by secretive donors who already know which candidates they like.

    But Liberty For All is part of a political cottage industry of Paul-friendly think tanks, PACs, and consultancies that occupy a parallel political universe alongside the Republican Establishment. These nextGen Ronulans are figuring out ways to harness the movement's grassroots enthusiasm and new media flexibility toward traditional campaigning.

    "We plan to use all of the traditional tactics – TV, radio, direct mail," Bates said. "We can compete with them in new technology, but where we can't compete is with the buddy-buddy network."

    (To be fair, Liberty For All hasn't completely lost touch with its roots — Bates said they plan to "annoy" rivals with drone parody blimps.)

    So far, Liberty For All has been almost entirely self-funded by Ramsey, who inherited the money from his grandfather. But Bates said he is already ramping up hiring, and plans to have a fundraising team of between 5 and 10 people. The goal, he said, is to raise $10 million by the end of the summer.

    "There are members of the community that have the ability to write large checks and we want to give them an organization that is well-organized and well-oiled — we think they are interested in investing in a freer country," Bates said. "“We’ve already created a niche for those investors who want to make freedom codified in the political system.”

    Ramsey, who is just a few credits shy of his bachelor's degree, won't say how much he is willing to put into his SuperPAC ("how much does freedom cost?") and adds that he sees his contribution as an "angel investment" in a "humanitarian effort."

    These musings aside, Ramsey and Bates are not afraid to get their hands dirty if it means getting Liberty candidates into office.

    “We plan to become like a freedom insurgency," Bates said. "We’re going to use any and all available tactics and nothing is off the table.”

    "To be honest, we’re a force to be reckoned with,” Ramsey added. “Any enemy of freedom, whether within the Republican Party or Democratic Party — they should be shaking in their boots at this point. No one is safe.”
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    How To Lose All Your Money With Goldman Sachs

    How to ‘lose’ your country with Goldman Sachs:

    - Mitt Romney Top Contributors Same As Obama’s = More The Same = The End Of America

    - Mitt Romney IS Goldman Sachs! … and so is Obama.


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    Even NPR 'gets' that Romney will NOT 'clinch' 1144 after TX Primary; MSM sound asleep!

    Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 06:03
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    Doh!

    When a day comes that even NPR 'gets' the reality of delegate process, you know Team Romney are gonna be a nervous train wreck all the way to Tampa!

    For those who have participated and voted for nothing less than the full restoration of your Natural Rights, we salute you Texas R3VOL!!!

    Even with their usual and typical MSM negative spin against Dr. Paul and our chances, they admit:

    "Texas Rep. Ron Paul's supporters have attended other state conventions en masse and have won disproportionate numbers of delegates for Paul, so there is a reasonable chance that Iowa's delegate slate will be something other than the media estimates following the January voting."

    Shh... what's that sound? The last gasp of MSM's final breath of 'relevance.'

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    Even After Texas Primary, Romney Will Remain The 'Presumptive' Nominee

    by S.V. DÁTE | 04:02 pm, May 29, 2012
    At the moment the polls close in Texas Tuesday evening, most media outlets and very likely even the Mitt Romney campaign will declare that he has secured enough delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

    For what it's worth, there are two problems with that statement. First, as a practical matter, Romney actually won the Republican nomination when the other candidates competing for delegates in the primaries and caucuses stopped doing so. That was weeks ago.

    And second, as a technical matter, Romney will not have the "bound" delegates he would need to win the GOP nomination, regardless of how well he does Tuesday night.

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