Thursday, June 30, 2011

Confirmed - Obama's Birth Certificate is a Forgery

Was there really any doubt -
A nationally recognized computer expert who has served as contributing author and technical editor for more than 100 books on Adobe and Microsoft software says the Obama long-form birth-certificate image released by the White House is a fraudulent document created with Adobe software.

"The PDF file released by the White House contains evidence of manipulation suggesting that one or more forgers utilized existing Hawaiian birth certificates to assemble fraudulently for Barack Obama a document the president presented to the world as authentic," Mara Zebest told WND.

Zebest has prepared a full analysis of the image that was presented April 27 by Barack Obama to the world as a copy of his original birth documentation in the state of Hawaii.

Read the full analysis of the Obama long-form birth certificate image released to the public.

The image released online is a copy of Obama's copy of the original, as are the paper copies that were handed out to reporters.
 The Real Effect
As stated back in May, the birth certificate is a forgery. Anyone with two eyeballs and no agenda can see that. This does not conclusively prove that it is a forgery, but the rest of the process appears to be a mere formality at this point.

And yet, the Congress will cast token votes to principally oppose the coming ground war in but refuse to actually do the one thing in their power to stop it. Defund it. Oh, if only there were some magical thing they could do to stop Obama, but they're just one lowly Congressman. Does anyone really believe that there will be much outcry when we actually invade Libya, a sovereign nation?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Video of Euro funeral: Nigel Farage buries bankrupt currency in Brussels

TSA/ VIPR Pushing the Constitutional Boundries to the Moon

It won't be long until their policy is to inspect it all -
As part of the TSA's request for FY 2012 funding, TSA Administrator John Pistole told Congress last week that the TSA conducts 8,000 unannounced security screenings every year. These screenings, conducted with local law enforcement agencies as well as immigration, can be as simple as checking out cargo at a busy seaport. But more and more, they seem to involve giving airport-style pat-downs and screenings of unsuspecting passengers at bus terminals, ferries, and even subways.

These surprise visits are part of the TSA's VIPR program: Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response. The VIPR program first started doing searches in 2007, and has grown since then. Currently, the TSA only has 25 VIPR teams doing these impromptu searches: in 2012, it wants to get 12 more.
VIPR operations are now even targeting freight trucks on highways. In addition to the random checks on public transit systems, it makes you wonder: can private vehicles be far behind? Will there be any mode of transportation beyond the reach of the TSA?

UPDATE: According to at least one news report out of Brownsville, Texas, TSA/VIPR has already conducted unannounced inspections of private passenger cars and trucks. Thanks for the tip, reader @jwindz.
The Real Effect
This was first brought to the reader's attention here almost six years ago, the ethics were illustrated in July of 2005 (pay particular attention to the comments section and witness CINO Tea Party capitulation even back then), the natural consequences in July. The subject was revisited in detail in August, we covered child indoctrination in September (Coincidentally the 7 year old that played with this at the time is now only 5 years away from being an adult), and finally again in December of 2005, in an effort to warn readers about the gradual mission creep.

Doubtless, some well-meaning narrow-sighted person will ask, just how did we get here. The answer, we willingly and purposefully walked into the camps my dear.

(See this resource for the absolute nauseating list of TSA abuse that has so far infiltrated this country.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Belfast riots: Video of Irish youths attacking police vans

The US Is Slipping Into Historical Irrelevancy

Everybody wants to be king, or so the saying goes -
In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s second-largest trading nation, pushing today's superpower into third place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by Citi.
“According to our projections, world trade in goods and services will grow from $37 trillion in 2010 to $149 trillion in 2030 and $371 trillion in 2050,” Citigroup’s William Buiter and Ebrahim Rahbari wrote in a research note released on Thursday.
China is making it's presence known -
Japan's Defense Ministry said Thursday 11 Chinese warships were spotted in international waters off the country's southern island of Okinawa.

No territorial violations were claimed by Japan, but the movements are sensitive because Japan and China have a dispute over small islands in the East China Sea.

The Real Effect
I'm constantly surprised at the absolute historical ignorance demonstrated by most Americans in this day and age. To put it simply, there is such a disconnect between liberty, prosperity and their brains that they really think that any and all ideas are good ideas. Earth to the brain dead, there is a reason why the Soviet Union collapsed. Yet, like the child that never learns, once again we find him trying the same failed experiment again.

Make no mistake, the seeds to America's destruction have been sown and contrary to some thinking, it's not the gays that did this to us. No, we are all quite capable of digging our own grave thank you very much. For it would seem that the Creator of our world has set natural laws in place that we broke of our volition. We have starved people via our money printing. We have murdered in the name of "choice" and "safety". We have refused to recognize the order and like Icarus, we will collide.
Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around

Just want one thing

Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbled
And you're left with just a thing

Where's your crown, King Nothing?

There is no government that can solve this, no program which will redistribute righteousness. We must look deep and hard in the looking glass and reach in and each take our responsibilities and our rights back and use them in the manner in which they were intended. We must become the individuals that legends are made of. We must honor the order. Until we do that, there is nothing that can save us from the hell that we vigorously chose.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

South Park Explains The AIG Bailout

David Stockman Discusses the Absolute Failure of Quantative Easing

China Buying Up the US - Real Effect On Target

As stated in 2008 -
Make no mistake, they will bleed this country dry. Savings, checkings, 401K, gold, assets, they want it all and will not stop until they get it.
We have these reports of foreign countries buying in the US -
Malaysia-based Genting Berhad, one of the world's largest international casino operators, is betting big on Miami becoming a palm-fringed playground for global gamblers.

The cash-rich company, which controls casino resorts in Malaysia and Singapore, will make its first official foray into the U.S. gaming market with the opening of a gambling parlor at New York's Aqueduct racetrack this fall.

Coupled with its plans for South Florida — where it already controls Miami-based Norwegian Cruise lines and has lofty dreams about creating a sort of Macau of the Americas — Genting is carving out a big foothold on the U.S. East Coast.
Brazil in Miami -
Surging real estate prices in Brazil and the currency’s 45 percent gain against the U.S. dollar since 2008 are sending Brazilians to South Florida in search of bargain vacation homes and property investments. That’s helping bolster Miami’s condo market, with total sales increasing 79 percent in the first five months of 2011 from a year earlier, according to data from the Florida Association of Realtors released today.
China in Texas -
State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC is buying a multibillion-dollar stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields, potentially testing the political waters for further expansion into U.S. energy reserves.

With the announcement Monday that it would pay up to $2.2 billion for a one-third stake in Chesapeake Energy assets, CNOOC lays claim to a share of properties that eventually could produce up to half a million barrels a day of oil equivalent.
A Chinese national company is interested in developing a 10,000- to 30,000-acre technology zone for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport.

Officials of the China National Machinery Industry Corp. have broached the idea — based on a concept popular in China today — to city and state leaders.

They are also interested in helping build and finance a fertilizer plant near American Falls, an idea company officials returned to Idaho this month to pursue.
The Real Effect
Why is this happening? Easy -
Florida, which is struggling to recover from the crippling U.S. recession and record-high unemployment, is desperately in need of a new source of jobs and tax revenues. The problem is that state law currently forbids casinos from expanding beyond businesses operated by the Seminole Indian tribe and selected racetracks and jai alai frontons.
When other countries own all the American resources outright, do you really think they will let outsiders such as Americans dictate the laws in these areas? No, they will buy off the politicians and pass new laws as a matter of formality.

Note: This is a resource and will be updated as needed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ron Paul Gets to Give Indepth Answers

Chicago - Funds $108 Billion In the Hole

Tell me again how great Chicago is -
The average Chicago household now owes a staggering $63,525 to cover local government debt, according to Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.

Suburbanites are deeply in the red, too, with the average household owing $32,901, according to the treasurer.

Among the biggest reasons: $25 billion in unfunded pension liability.

In comments after an appearance Tuesday before the Civic Federation, a watchdog group that has released somewhat similar numbers in recent years, Ms. Pappas said she was "stunned" to learn that county taxpayers on the whole owe more than $108 billion toward local debt.
Now why oh why would you be "stunned" to hear the debt numbers? Simply, because very few knew and in order to get the info, the government HAD TO BE FORCED -
The figures were derived from a recently passed debt disclosure law. Ms. Pappas said the numbers have never before been compiled in this fashion.

"This goes well beyond big cities," she said. "These fiscal problems permeate townships, villages, school districts, park districts, fire protection districts and more, and the taxpayers are on the hook."
The Real Effect
So, what can we garner from this little revelation? For starters:
  • Do not confuse people with government. They are not the same.
  • Government WILL lie to you as a matter of practice. They just come up with sophisticated ways to do so.
  • They will attempt to hide damaging data as often as possible, it's in their own interest to do so.
  • The debt situation is SIGNIFICANTLY worse then most governments are letting on. (They're afraid of the pitchforks)
  • The bigger the government, the bigger the potential problem.
  • The real problem will not be corrected until someone forces governments hand.
  • The bureaucrats will pass the bill AND the blame onto you. (After all, you voted for it)
Think this through for a second, do you really believe that the average Chicagoan got $63,525 in services? Or is it more likely that this money was squandered and then in TARP fashion the bill was passed to the taxpayers? Who is going to pay for this? (And make no mistake someone will pay for it.) Taxpayers? Pensioners? Bondholders? Banks? The Chinese?

Let's take this just a tad further here. Pretend for a second you hired an individual to manage your finances. In turn, he would arrange schooling, water, police services, and a few other important items for you and your family of 4. Naturally, you would expect a bill. When that day comes, it says 50% on it... Not $10, not $500, but 50% of your $120,000. Outraged, you demand an explanation. What does it matter how much money you make you demand to know. I want to know how much you are charging. At this point, the individual feigns fear and arranges for the police that you paid for to arrest you and take you to jail for bill avoidance. 10 years later when you get out, you get a bill for not only his services, but your jail upkeep and food and just to rub it in - another bill for $250,000. His "debt" that you supposedly owe.

As crazy as that seems, that is how we run our finances via government.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Worldwide Civil Unrest

Glenn Beck Endorses Ron Paul for President

Like I care what Glenn Beck thinks. The man simply cannot be trusted to stay true to his position in any way shape or form. He's a chameleon that adopts the background of the times and purports that 'Really, really, this has been my position all along.' But as history demonstrates, this is simply not the case -

True, Glenn Beck brings good information to the table and for that he should be respected. But as an individual that flips on a dime, he should not be followed as any sort of movement leader. This will not be his last flip.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Nigel Farage: Bankers+politicians = 'unholy alliance' vs people

Osama is Dead, Long Live Osama

To anyone who thought the War On Terror would ever end -
The United States will seek to hunt down and kill new Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri just as it did his predecessor Osama bin Laden, the top US military officer said Thursday.

"There is not a surprise from my perspective that he's moved into that position," Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told journalists after the Egyptian leader was named the new Al-Qaeda chief.

"He and his organization are still threatening us, and as we did both seek to capture and kill -- and succeed in killing -- bin Laden, we certainly will do the same thing with Zawahiri."
The Real Effect
Seriously are we at all surprised, especially in light of us helping the "good" Al-Quaeda in Libya? Eric Blair was definitely privy to some juicy details when he penned 1984.

What is amazing to me is the interviews of the old-timers that lived in the Soviet Union prior to its collapse. What you would routinely see is reporters flabbergasted at the absolute inability of the common folk of the country to grasp that it was the government causing all of their woes. When confronted on it, the citizen would generally respond in dumbfounded ignorance 'Well, what would we do without the government? How would we work?'

A society is nothing more then an amalgamation of individuals, especially families. Yet we as individuals think that when we get to the macro level of "society", somehow the rules of the universe begin to differ. This is the precursor to "group think", that you as an individual are too small, insignificant and ignorant to understand the grandiose design that is necessary to do something like, make a road. Or hire someone to make a road for that matter. In fact, without policy you wouldn't be able to buy bread you would be so lost.

Historically we find that not only is this not the case, but the more centrally managed a society is, the worse their economic and subsequently physical plight becomes. Just examine the early American colonies to witness this theory in action.

Yet, again and again, we have some sort of rationale foisted before us insisting that surely this time if we surrender our liberty for our security it will work. And if we do not comply, we are most certainly doomed. Such is the case exponentially in the Global War On Terror for if GWOT is not allowed to continue, then the Muslims will keel us all!!! But upon close examination of the cases of terror, the narrative begins to fall apart and points not at the individual actor, but rather the puppeteer as being the chief culprit.

If we chose at that time, in full knowledge of our captors intent, to honor their wishes then we deserve every shackle they fashion for us and every day that we spend in the hell that this country will become.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Early Presidential Polls are In - Ron Paul DOMINATES

CBS (They even got his name wrong.)

Do I really need to post more pictures? You get the idea.

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**Cooper –
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**CNN –
**WePolls –

Libya - Getting the U.S. Royal Treatment

No, no. We won't have boots on the ground - has received alarming reports from within the ranks of military stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas confirming plans to initiate a full-scale U.S.-led ground invasion in Libya and deploy troops by October.

The source stated that additional Special Forces are headed to Libya in July, with the 1st Calvary Division (heavy armor) and three corps deploying in late October and early November. Initial numbers are estimated at 12,000 active forces and another 15,000 in support, totaling nearly 30,000 troops.

This information was confirmed by numerous calls and e-mails from other military personnel, some indicating large troop deployment as early as September. Among these supporting sources is a British S.A.S. officer confirming that U.S. Army Rangers are already in Libya. The chatter differs in the details, but the overall convergence is clear– that a full-on war is emerging this fall as Gaddafi continues to evade attempts to remove him from power.

A caller identified as “Specialist H” working for mortuary affairs under USCENTCOM revealed that there have already been American casualties inside Libya. He confirmed that at least 2 soldiers and 3 civilians have died from combat bullet wounds, something the media has yet to report, and needs to investigate and address.

The Real Effect
I used to become bothered when people would throw around the "conspiracy" label. It was such a throw away line that was being used as an ad hominem attack instead of addressing the actual facts being reported. Now is it really that much of a stretch to imagine that a country that we started bombing, we would in fact attempt to physically occupy? Especially when the source denying it will occur is a habitual liar?  (Or Fox) Let's look back three months ago -
I guess this is becoming a sport for the presidents now. The ground invasion will commence as soon as the air war fails to secure the ever evasive non-goal of oil sccurity, regime change, no flying or killing rebels. Of course, as previously stated, the Neocons are salivating over yet another pointless war that gives us the wonderful opportunity to have a dramatic Al-Quaeda face turn in true WWE style. It appears that bombing sovereign nations and aiding terrorist organizations in opposition to the Constitution is a Conservative Principle upon which this country stands.
The fires of Arabic fury are being stoked in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. The pump is being primed, but the Muslims are not aimed yet. Yet, all bodes ill for the United States because even now, there are rumors of her demise.
 As I have said before and will say countless times again. This stuff is a giant SCAM. Go watch about a year's worth of professional wrestling and perhaps you'll get what's going on over there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

RT crew caught in Athens tear gas chaos, slammed by Greek rioters

All Roads Lead to Iran - Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen

Because we just can't have enough war -
debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that Monday, June 13, the US deployed the USS Bataan amphibian air carrier strike vessel opposite Syria's Mediterranean coast with 2,000 marines, 6 war planes, 15 attack helicopters, including new V-22 Ospreys, and 27 choppers for landing forces aboard.Also this week, US naval units went operational in the Aegean, Adriatic and Black Seas as part of the joint US-Ukrainian Sea Breeze 2011 exercise.
The USS Monterrey cruiser armed with Aegis surface missile interceptors has additionally been stationed in the Black Sea. Western sources additonally report a build-up of ship-borne anti-missile missile strength in the Mediterranean basin.

This huge concentration of naval missile interceptor units looks like preparations by Washington for the contingency of Iran, Syria and Hizballah letting loose with surface missiles against US and Israeli targets in the event of US military intervention to stop the anti-opposition slaughter underway in Syria.
The Real Effect
Please, please, please think about the rationale being offered here. 'We might invade Syria and the local powers might try and stop us. So we have to deploy enough force to repel them.' How did we get to this point? Easy -
  • A target is identified, in this case Syria.
  • The media runs cover for the political class covering the latest "injustices" occurring in someone else's country. (Forget the accuracy of such reports, we must do something.)
  • This reporting founds the moral basis and justification for eventual intervention.
  • Money is funneled through foreign aid programs ostensibly designed to help the "poor". This money is generally confiscated by the "bad guys" via arms or fraud.
  • This action provides further fuel for the media's reporting.
  • Private organizations and mercenaries are hired to cause problems in the target country.
  • The media portrays this as "freedom fighters" desperately trying to win their liberty.
  • The target country tries to exert their laws via force to prevent the coup of their government. (Libya is a recent example)
  • Some "horrific" event takes place which justifies the rationale for a military invasion. This is generally staged or exaggerated. (Think incubator babies in Iraq.)
  • Eventually the public somewhat rallies behind the idea of fixing the situation in the target country.
  • As part of the final settlement with the rebels, a central bank is installed.
If you can grasp this, you can understand the bulk of events in human history as the same script is relentlessly recycled to justify yet another tyrannical move.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I Wanna Be A Pirate

Cities Are Confiscating Pensions

What? You thought this was your money -
A small town in Alabama, which has stopped paying its retirees' pensions, could be an early casualty in a coming pension disaster, the New York Times reports.

As public pension funds across the nation suffer from years of underfunding, and from assets that lost value in the financial crisis, experts say that days of reckoning are fast approaching. In Prichard, Alabama, that day came last year: When the fund ran out of money, the city stopped paying retirees, the NYT reports. Retirees have sued, but to little avail. The money simply does not exist.

Without pension checks, 11 retirees have died, according to the NYT. Others have declared personal bankruptcy. The rest of the 150 retired workers are struggling to get by.
The Real Effect
I want everyone to think long and hard about the implications of this story. What little tidbits can we glean -
  • While not stated overtly, it is implied that the city did not fund the entirety of the pension fund. It probably used general funds to drive it.
  • The city is breaking State law to not pay the retirees. Hello? Handcuffs anyone?
    • "In the years leading up to the financial crisis, many cities delayed funding their pensions, as assets were seeing high returns and governments expected good times to last."
  • The city will undoubtedly cry a river publicly about "failing" the retirees, but don't expect any sort of discourse let alone cooperation on how to solve the problem. Nope, we must double down.
  • By not requiring 100% backing on "owed" funds, this is how we end up with these messes.
  • The State itself is broke and will not help, much.
  • Socialism, communism, crony-capitalism, fascism are birds of a feather and all tend to operate in the same manner. Fraudulently.
This brings to mind a scene in the movie Titanic. When the ship is sinking (I know, spoilers) the ship's captain has the lower class locked to the bowels of the ship, to facilitate order while the rich stake out their own personal lifeboats. At one point, a trapped member pleads with one of the crew, 'There are women and children down here.' only to have the desperate request fall on deaf ears. I'm sure, he was only doing his job.

That is the unfortunate reality of these things. The elite will doom members of the lower classes to death in the name of 'everything is justified under the sun' just to ensure that they do not so much as suffer a scratch on their entitled little heads. They will not warn you, they will not help. As a matter of fact, they will assure you that everything is wonderful right before they lock you in the bowels of the ship and let nature take it's course. Surplus population and all that.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bildeberg Bans Media

Anti-Bilderberg Protests? Cue the Government Hysteria

Cry me a river -
The Bandera County Sheriff's Office issued a warning Thursday to citizens about an anti-government movement known for acts of domestic terrorism.The law enforcement agency said followers of The Sovereign Citizens Movement have been known to carry out violent acts, including killing law enforcement officers and other public servants.

The sheriff's office told KSAT-12 News the warning was prompted by the recent shooting death of Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Kenneth Vann."We have domestic terrorism right at our doorstep," said Capt. Charlie Hicks of the Bandera County Sheriff's Office.Hicks said while there's no evidence Vann's death had any links to the Sovereign Citizens, it's the same type of crime followers are known for.
See that? "No evidence".

The Sheriff's office has zip, zero, nada on any sort of deadly antics by the shadowy Sovereign Citizens Movement. Yet here they are donning their tinfoil cap and turning the Sheriff's office into a PR front for the Department of Homeland Security. And yet people who just want to discuss alternates points of governance, no, they're the crazy ones.  But wait, it doesn't stop there -
Hicks said followers are often very vocal about their beliefs.
 "They've very serious in their beliefs, and very serious when they do go to violence," Hicks said. "They'll kill you in a New York minute."
The Real Effect
Who here is willing to bet that you, Joe Citizen, have a much, much higher statistical probability of being killed by a police officer, then by one of these Fed infiltrated "militia" groups? Yet these same offices will strip people of rights, harass, cajole, arrest, imprison and even murder in the name "protecting people". Many times with no evidence at all.

Bilderberg 2011 Attendence List

Keep in mind that some individuals sneak in without their names being on the list -

Thanks to the fantastic work of Bilderberg activists, journalists and the Swiss media, we have now been able to obtain the full official list of 2011 Bilderberg attendees. Routinely, some members request that their names be kept off the roster so there will be additional Bilderbergers in attendance.
Infowars will be on the scene identifying other attendees not on the list.


  • Coene, Luc, Governor, National Bank of Belgium

  • Davignon, Etienne, Minister of State

  • Leysen, Thomas, Chairman, Umicore China

  • Fu, Ying, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Huang, Yiping, Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University Denmark

  • Eldrup, Anders, CEO, DONG Energy

  • Federspiel, Ulrik, Vice President, Global Affairs, Haldor Topsøe A/S

  • Schütze, Peter, Member of the Executive Management, Nordea Bank AB Germany

  • Ackermann, Josef, Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank

  • Enders, Thomas, CEO, Airbus SAS

  • Löscher, Peter, President and CEO, Siemens AG

  • Nass, Matthias, Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit

  • Steinbrück, Peer, Member of the Bundestag; Former Minister of Finance Finland

  • Apunen, Matti, Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

  • Johansson, Ole, Chairman, Confederation of the Finnish Industries EK

  • Ollila, Jorma, Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell

  • Pentikäinen, Mikael, Publisher and Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat France

  • Baverez, Nicolas, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Bazire, Nicolas, Managing Director, Groupe Arnault /LVMH

  • Castries, Henri de, Chairman and CEO, AXA

  • Lévy, Maurice, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe S.A.

  • Montbrial, Thierry de, President, French Institute for International Relations

  • Roy, Olivier, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute Great Britain

  • Agius, Marcus, Chairman, Barclays PLC

  • Flint, Douglas J., Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings

  • Kerr, John, Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell

  • Lambert, Richard, Independent Non-Executive Director, Ernst & Young

  • Mandelson, Peter, Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel

  • Micklethwait, John, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

  • Osborne, George, Chancellor of the Exchequer

  • Stewart, Rory, Member of Parliament

  • Taylor, J. Martin, Chairman, Syngenta International AG Greece

  • David, George A., Chairman, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A.

  • Hardouvelis, Gikas A., Chief Economist and Head of Research, Eurobank EFG

  • Papaconstantinou, George, Minister of Finance

  • Tsoukalis, Loukas, President, ELIAMEP Grisons International Organizations

  • Almunia, Joaquín, Vice President, European Commission

  • Daele, Frans van, Chief of Staff to the President of the European Council

  • Kroes, Neelie, Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda

  • Lamy, Pascal, Director General, World Trade Organization

  • Rompuy, Herman van, President, European Council

  • Sheeran, Josette, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme

  • Solana Madariaga, Javier, President, ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics

  • Trichet, Jean-Claude, President, European Central Bank

  • Zoellick, Robert B., President, The World Bank Group Ireland

  • Gallagher, Paul, Senior Counsel; Former Attorney General

  • McDowell, Michael, Senior Counsel, Law Library; Former Deputy Prime Minister

  • Sutherland, Peter D., Chairman, Goldman Sachs International Italy

  • Bernabè, Franco, CEO, Telecom Italia SpA

  • Elkann, John, Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.

  • Monti, Mario, President, Univers Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

  • Scaroni, Paolo, CEO, Eni S.p.A.

  • Tremonti, Giulio, Minister of Economy and Finance Canada

  • Carney, Mark J., Governor, Bank of Canada

  • Clark, Edmund, President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group

  • McKenna, Frank, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group

  • Orbinksi, James, Professor of Medicine and Political Science, University of Toronto

  • Prichard, J. Robert S., Chair, Torys LLP

  • Reisman, Heather, Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. Center, Brookings Institution Netherlands

  • Bolland, Marc J., Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer Group plc

  • Chavannes, Marc E., Political Columnist, NRC Handelsblad; Professor of Journalism

  • Halberstadt, Victor, Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings

  • H.M. the Queen of the Netherlands

  • Rosenthal, Uri, Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Winter, Jaap W., Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Norway

  • Myklebust, Egil, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, sk Hydro ASA

  • H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

  • Ottersen, Ole Petter, Rector, University of Oslo

  • Solberg, Erna, Leader of the Conservative Party Austria

  • Bronner, Oscar, CEO and Publisher, Standard Medien AG

  • Faymann, Werner, Federal Chancellor

  • Rothensteiner, Walter, Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG

  • Scholten, Rudolf, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG Portugal

  • Balsemão, Francisco Pinto, Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister

  • Ferreira Alves, Clara, CEO, Claref LDA; writer

  • Nogueira Leite, António, Member of the Board, José de Mello Investimentos, SGPS, SA Sweden

  • Mordashov, Alexey A., CEO, Severstal

  • Bildt, Carl, Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Björling, Ewa, Minister for Trade

  • Wallenberg, Jacob, Chairman, Investor AB Switzerland

  • Brabeck-Letmathe, Peter, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.

  • Groth, Hans, Senior Director, Healthcare Policy & Market Access, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer Europe

  • Janom Steiner, Barbara, Head of the Department of Justice, Security and Health, Canton

  • Kudelski, André, Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group SA

  • Leuthard, Doris, Federal Councillor

  • Schmid, Martin, President, Government of the Canton Grisons

  • Schweiger, Rolf, Ständerat

  • Soiron, Rolf, Chairman of the Board, Holcim Ltd., Lonza Ltd.

  • Vasella, Daniel L., Chairman, Novartis AG

  • Witmer, Jürg, Chairman, Givaudan SA and Clariant AG Spain

  • Cebrián, Juan Luis, CEO, PRISA

  • Cospedal, María Dolores de, Secretary General, Partido Popular

  • León Gross, Bernardino, Secretary General of the Spanish Presidency

  • Nin Génova, Juan María, President and CEO, La Caixa

  • H.M. Queen Sofia of Spain Turkey

  • Ciliv, Süreyya, CEO, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

  • Gülek Domac, Tayyibe, Former Minister of State

  • Koç, Mustafa V., Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.

  • Pekin, Sefika, Founding Partner, Pekin & Bayar Law Firm USA

  • Alexander, Keith B., Commander, USCYBERCOM; Director, National Security Agency

  • Altman, Roger C., Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.

  • Bezos, Jeff, Founder and CEO,

  • Collins, Timothy C., CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC

  • Feldstein, Martin S., George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

  • Hoffman, Reid, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

  • Hughes, Chris R., Co-founder, Facebook

  • Jacobs, Kenneth M., Chairman & CEO, Lazard

  • Johnson, James A., Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

  • Jordan, Jr., Vernon E., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

  • Keane, John M., Senior Partner, SCP Partners; General, US Army, Retired

  • Kissinger, Henry A., Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

  • Kleinfeld, Klaus, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

  • Kravis, Henry R., Co-Chairman and co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis, Roberts & Co.

  • Kravis, Marie-Josée, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.

  • Li, Cheng, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

  • Mundie, Craig J., Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

  • Orszag, Peter R., Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

  • Perle, Richard N., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

  • Rockefeller, David, Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank

  • Rose, Charlie, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose

  • Rubin, Robert E., Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury

  • Schmidt, Eric, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

  • Steinberg, James B., Deputy Secretary of State

  • Thiel, Peter A., President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC

  • Varney, Christine A., Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust

  • Vaupel, James W., Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  • Warsh, Kevin, Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board

  • Wolfensohn, James D., Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC