Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Harvey Weinstein Accuser a Model Linked to Former Italian P.M. Silvio Berlusconi
by Kipp Jones31 Mar 2015New York, NY
The young woman who has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse has been identified as a 22-year-old model Ambra Battilana, who was previously linked to former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi‘s infamous sex parties.
The 22-year-old model, a former Miss Italy contestant, alleges Weinstein, 63, touched her private area and breasts, around around 6 p.m. Friday, while they were at the Tribeca Film Center. Police questioned Weinstein on Saturday, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has yet to determine whether to file charges. Page Six identified Battilana late Monday and is now reporting the woman to be one of two models who witnessed one of Berlusconi’s infamous “bunga-bunga” orgies and offered testimony to Italian authorities. Battilana reportedly told an Italian court that she had seen young models performing “stripteases” during sex-themed parties at Berlusconi’s mansion.
A source close to The Weinstein Company told Page Six the allegations by Battilana were a “blackmail attempt” and insisted that the acclaimed producer “did nothing wrong.”
The woman told members of the NYPD she met with Weinstein at the red-carpet opening of his Radio City New York “Spring Spectacular” event last Thursday. They then communicated through email and set up an audition at Weinstein’s office on the third floor of the Tribeca Film Center at around 6 p.m. Friday to discuss “business.”
A source told the site Weinstein “asked if [her breasts] were real,” before allegedly grabbing them.
Battilana responded with “No” and left the office. She later went to the 1st Precinct police station to file a complaint.
Page Six reports one law enforcement source described the case as “BS,” and “It’s not going anywhere,” the source said.
A spokesman for Weinstein said, “We are cooperating fully with the authorities and are confident that we will be fully vindicated. We will have no further comment.”
Harvey Weinstein has been married to Georgina Chapman, an English fashion designer and co-founder of fashion label Marchesa, since 2007.
He and brother Bob Weinstein founded Miramax in 1979, but left the company to start The Weinstein Company in 2005.
Mario Draghi is the governor for the Bank of Italy, a member of the Group of Thirty, and was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Note: Lawrence H. Summers is a member of the Group of Thirty, a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, was a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Tom Daschle is the chairman for the Center for American Progress, a commissioner for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
John R. Phillips was the chairman for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, and is a U.S. ambassador for Italy.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institution (think tank), the Harlem Children's Zone, and the Robin Hood Foundation.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and a supporter for the Center for American Progress, and is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Center for American Progress, and Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Michael R. Bloomberg was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, a donor for the Robin Hood Foundation, is the founder of Bloomberg LP, the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and Emma Bloomberg’s father.
Norman Pearlstine was the chief content officer for Bloomberg LP, and is a director at the Tribeca Film Institute.
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Todd R. Wagner was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and is a director at the Tribeca Film Institute.
Ronald O. Perelman was a funder, 2013 fundraiser chair for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and is a director at the Tribeca Film Institute.
Jonathan M. Tisch was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a director at the Tribeca Film Institute, and is an investor in Tribeca Enterprises.
Craig M. Hatkoff was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, is co-founder & director at the Tribeca Film Institute, a co-founder for Tribeca Enterprises, a co-founder for the Tribeca Film Festival, and married to Jane L. Rosenthal.
Jane L. Rosenthal is married to Craig M. Hatkoff, a co-founder & co-chairman for the Tribeca Film Institute, a co-founder for Tribeca Enterprises, and a co-founder & producer for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Emma Bloomberg is Michael R. Bloomberg’s daughter, a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and was a senior planning officer for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Harvey Weinstein is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, a co-founder & co-chairman for the Weinstein Company, and an investor in the Tribeca Grill.
Robert Weinstein is a co-founder & co-chairman for the Weinstein Company, and an investor in the Tribeca Grill.
Robert De Niro is a co-owner for the Tribeca Grill, a co-founder & co-chairman for the Tribeca Film Institute, a co-founder for Tribeca Enterprises, and a co-founder for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Norman Pearlstine is a director at the Tribeca Film Institute, and was the chief content officer for Bloomberg LP.
Michael R. Bloomberg is the founder of Bloomberg LP, the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, Emma Bloomberg’s father, was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and a donor for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Harvey Weinstein is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, a co-founder & co-chairman for the Weinstein Company, and an investor in the Tribeca Grill.
Posted by Sam and Bunny Sewell at 9:13 PM
HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE ARCHIVED AUDIO OF THIS MORNINGS BOB HARDEN SHOW - MY SEGMENT STARTS AT 37 MINUTES -
MY NOTES -
MY NOTES -
Remember the joke from last week based on Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty. “You might be a subatomic physicist if you’re afraid to look at your life for fear the probability wave might collapse and you’re really someone else.”
Essentially, what Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty says is, “Things can change location or can change their nature, depending on whether or not they’re being observed.”
Later developments beyond the principle of uncertainty like Fynman’s (Richard Feynman May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) Quantum electrodynamics (QED) posit a universe with matter popping in and out of existence even in the vacuum of outer space.
The idea of things popping in and out of existence depending on whether or not they are being perceived is a metaphysical problem more than a century old and predates quantum theory. George Berkeley (March 1685 – 14 January 1753) in the 18th century developed subjective idealism, a metaphysical theory to respond to these questions, coined famously as "to be is to be perceived" or “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, is there a sound?”.
If you want to see a confident Quantum Physicist blanch with fear mention the “measurement effect: or the “observer effect”. Click here if you want a technical discussion on the Observer Effect.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics) You can find the link in the article if you Google “Beyond physical sewell”
The problem was cleverly solved by means of a limerick found in Bertrand Russell’s “History of Western Philosophy.
God in the Quad
By Ronald Knox
There was a young man who said, “God
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there’s no one about in the Quad.”
Your astonishment’s odd:
I am always about in the Quad.
And that’s why the tree
Will continue to be,
Since observed by
It is God’s Devine awareness that holds all reality in place in the razor thin moment of now. Activity (a verb) can only happen now. God’s name is a verb. Yahweh or Jehovah (both Hebrew: יהוה) is a Hebrew verb for “BEING” – existence as activity – existence as an event not a thing (noun).
Roll dice - Random number generators JB Rhine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Banks_Rhine
Now, when you know scientists think like that, is it really that much of a stretch to think that your own individual consciousness is influencing events and circumstances to be attracted to your life? Does your individual consciousness act like a reality magnet, which draws the circumstances and situations into your life because of the nature of your consciousness? Is that which we have in our minds, attracting into our lives the reality that eventually manifests itself? Is it that hard to think that way, when you know how flexible, how indeterminate, reality really is at the subatomic level, and how reality is affected by human consciousness and human interaction with that reality? Reality is really there, but then again it is just barely there!
So we have the ability to effect reality to an unknowable degree. The Lubivich Jews are a group of intellectual mystical people they say It is as if -
Every noble thought, every loving deed, every companionate emotion is a divine spark. God is saving these sparks and they accumulate without reference to all the negative consciousness in the cosmos. God only saves the good stuff. When God has enough of these divine sparks the entire physical universe will be consumed in a holy conflagration and what will be left is a fully cleansed and spiritual universe. The physical cosmos will be replaced by a spiritual cosmos. You are co-creator with God in creating that spiritual universe every time you are kind.
So we have God speaking to us, and we’ve got this interface going on between human beings and the ultimate reality which is God. That spirit of which we live and breathe and move and derive our very being is not some static reality to which we are subject; it is a dynamic reality with which we interact and which we influence. We are co-creators with God to a greater extent than most of us realize.
When you change the way you look at things – the things you look at change.
Posted by Sam and Bunny Sewell at 12:34 PM
Monday, March 30, 2015
Supreme Court May Hear Case on Banning US flag on Cinco de Mayo
by William Bigelow30 Mar 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court, prompted by the May 5, 2010 incident at Live Oak High School near San Jose where several students were punished after they wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo, may institute new standards for free speech.
On Cinco de Mayo 2009, Mexican-American students at the school raised a Mexican flag and marched around the campus, some white students responded by chanting, “USA! USA!” The white students answered one year later with the shirts adorned by American flags; the Mexican-American students then called them racists and protested to Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez.
Rodriguez told some of the white students wearing the shirts to American flag to turn their shirts inside out or leave the school; they left the school. Parents including John and Dianna Dariano and two other families then sued the school, filing a free-speech suit (Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District), but a federal judge in San Francisco said the school was trying to prevent violence. That decision was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco in 2014, when it refused to rehear the case.
The Supreme Court’s standard has been that the First Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, as long as there is no subsequent “substantial disruption.”
In February 2014, William Becker, an attorney representing the students, said that if the appeals court refused to rehear the case, he would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying, “The 9th Circuit upheld the rights of Mexican students celebrating a holiday of another country over U.S. student proudly supporting this country.”
Now an appeal in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District stands before the Supreme Court, asking whether wearing an American flag in an American, taxpayer-funded school is deemed an unnecessary provocation against Mexican aliens celebrating a Mexican holiday, or stands as a 1st Amendment right. The school district’s attorneys want the Supreme Court to dismiss the case; but some 1st Amendment lawyers think the Supreme Court may consider the matter, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The only case involving free speech and public schools considered by the Supreme Court in recent years occurred in 2007, when the court said a principal could discipline a student with a banner reading, “Bong Hits for Jesus.” The court stated that the banner could be construed as promoting illegal drugs.
Ron Gonzales was the mayor for San Jose (CA), is a director at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and Allen Ruby is his attorney.
Note: Raben Group is the lobby firm for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a public relations firm for Mexico, and was the lobby firm for the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Ernesto Zedillo was the president for Mexico, and a board member for the International Crisis Group.
George Soros is a board member for the International Crisis Group, the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, was married in 2013, and a supporter for the Center for American Progress.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Center for American Progress, and the American Constitution Society.
Gavin Newsom was an invited to George Soros’s 2013 wedding reception, the San Francisco (CA) mayor, and is the lieutenant governor for the California state government.
Melody C. Barnes was the EVP for the Center for American Progress, a principal for the Raben Group, a domestic policy council, director for the Barack Obama administration, and is Barack Obama’s golf partner.
Robert Raben is the president of the Raben Group, was a director at the American Constitution Society, and an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Eric H. Holder Jr. was a board member for the American Constitution Society, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, is the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice for the Barack Obama administration, and a trustee at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Alex Kozinski was an attorney at Covington & Burling LLP, and is the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Jerome Farris is a senior judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and a trustee at Morehouse College.
Spike Lee was a trustee at Morehouse College, and is an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner.
Louis W. Sullivan is an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner, and was the president of the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is an Oak Bluffs (MA) homeowner, Antoinette Cook Bush’s stepfather, Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle, a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Antoinette Cook Bush is Vernon E. Jordan Jr’s stepdaughter, and was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Allen Ruby is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and is Ron Gonzales’s attorney.
Ron Gonzales’s attorney is Allen Ruby, a director at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and was the mayor for San Jose (CA).
Joyce Foundation was a funder for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Valerie B. Jarrett was a director at the Joyce Foundation, is Vernon E. Jordan Jr’s great niece, the senior adviser for the Barack Obama administration, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Newton N. Minow is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Kathleen L. Brown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, Jerry Brown’s sister, and was the California state government treasurer.
Jerry Brown is Kathleen L. Brown’s brother, and the California state government governor.
Gavin Newsom is the lieutenant governor for the California state government, was the San Francisco (CA) mayor, and an invited to George Soros’s 2013 wedding reception.
Posted by Sam and Bunny Sewell at 8:58 PM