SOTN Editor’s Note
There’s an old saying paraphrased as follows:
The way you make your money determines the good or bad it will do in the world.
In the case of George Soros the public record is clear that he has defrauded whole nations in his pursuit of wealth. That wealth has then been put to use sowing seeds of discontent in nations near and far. Even Russia has a HUGE beef with ole George concerning conduct which has been construed as financial terrorism.
Russian Intelligence has fingered Soros for using cross-collateralized compounded Swedish and Danish foreign currency derivatives for the purpose of an attack on the Russian stock market.
Soros’ use of these cross-collateralized compounded derivatives utilizing Luxembourg banks violates the terms of the Basil II European Union banking agreement.
SOROS CASH POURED INTO O’MALLEY’S STATE PROJECTS
Former Maryland governor poised to challenge Hillary
When Martin O’Malley was governor of Maryland, billionaire George Soros poured millions of dollars into projects to affect progressive change in the state.
O’Malley, who has been sending signals he may run for president in 2016, served as Maryland’s governor from 2007 until earlier this year.
In 2008, Soros’ Open Society Institute Baltimore chapter, OSI-Baltimore, announced it raised $10.2 million to provide grants to city projects. Baltimore is the only field office location for the Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs.
In 2008, OSI-Baltimore provided a $2.5 million grant to support services for Baltimore residents who have criminal records or those who are drug dependent.
OSI-Baltimore runs numerous multimillion-dollar initiatives, including:
• The Education and Youth Development program, which “aims to ensure that all of Baltimore’s children grow to be successful workers, engaged, informed citizens, and supportive family and community members.”
• The Criminal and Juvenile Justice program, which works to “promote justice systems that are fair, are used as a last resort, and offer second chances.”
• The Tackling Drug Addiction program, which says it works to ‘increase access to high quality drug addiction treatment for Baltimore residents, especially the uninsured and underinsured.”
• The Baltimore Community Fellowships program, which strives “to meet the challenges facing Baltimore’s most needy communities.”
• In 2010, Soros’ Open Society partnered with the Maryland Department of Human Resources, with the city providing a $524,023 grant to Civic Works, Baltimore’s urban service, and the Open Society announcing matching funds for the project for a total grant of $1 million.
The money was earmarked “to serve unemployed and underemployed Baltimore residents.”
O’Malley has demonstrated a particularly close relationship with the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, which has been highly influential in helping to craft Obama administration policies.
CAP is also closely aligned with Bill and Hillary Clinton. It was founded by John Podesta, who previously served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and as Obama’s White House counselor.
Podesta left the White House last year and is now the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presumptive presidential campaign.
Over the weekend, O’Malley took a shot at Clinton, saying the country needs a “new perspective” and “new leadership.”
“Let’s be honest here,” O’Malley said. “The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families,” he said, referring to Clinton and likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
Yet O’Malley has stacked his exploratory O’ Say Can You See PAC with former CAP staffers with close Clinton ties, including Sarah Hill, a former Clinton policy adviser who worked for worked for CAP leaders.
O’Malley’s PAC also recently hired Megan Adams, who was CAP’s executive coordinator and served as intern at the Clinton Foundation.
In 2013, O’Malley gave CAP’s Think Progress blog an interview in which he called for a more “open society.”
He advocates extensive immigration reform.
“I think you’ll see a number of benefits. I think you’ll see benefits in terms of more people living and paying the taxes that they owe, as part of an open society.”
Like O’Malley, Clinton is also extensively tied to Soros money.
In 2008, after years of secrecy, the Clinton Foundation released a selected donor’s list that showed Soros’ Open Society Institute donated between $1 million and $5 million. It was also reported the Soros Foundation, the European arm of the Open Society, donated to the Clinton charity from $500,000 to $1 million.
Soros himself expressed interest in a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy when he donated $25,000 to the Ready for Hillary PAC and was named a co-chairman of the PAC’s national finance committee.
With additional research by Brenda J. Elliott.