Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm Telling You True!

Theories abound. Some are plausible --some are just bias -- and some are hogwash entirely so ---how about this one by E. H. who states that,"The evidence in 911 Enemies Foreign and Domestic has been suppressed from the official government reports and censored from the (George W. Bush hating) mass media. 9/11–Enemies Foreign and Domestic documents "hard irrefutable evidence" that directed energy weapons were used on 9/11/2001, which turned the towers to dust. E.H. also proves that the media was complicit in the 911 attacks (even though mass media HATED W." Allegedly E.H. documents his findings with over 600 whatchamacallits. ********************************************************************* J. Edgar Hoover, deceased and defamed and besmirched Director of the FBI, stated: “The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous - he simply cannot believe it exists.” ********************************************************************************************************** Sir John Harrington (1561-1612) said: “Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” ********************************************************************************************************** About this time, a fellow named Guy Fawkes was caught in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, which was a failed conspiracy by a provincial English group of Roman Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I. Britain substitutes Guy Fawkes Night for Halloween, masks and all. Lotta Fawkes. Seven of the alleged hijackers are still alive. HOGWASH! Identity theft can happen anywhere in the world! To buy a ticket on an ill-fated jet --and kill,kill,kill - go Mau Mau - would ANYBODY REALLY want to use his correct name? SURE! I'm Mohammad Al Scumbag, everybody know my name! No planes struck the WTC Twin Towers. Maybe -- Holograms are very high tech since StarWars all those years ago. The planes seen striking the the WTC Towers were computer generated images. John Lear shares this theory and even notes that the engine found in the street was the wrong type for either plane. Also did nobody notice how strange that papers in the building and everything on both planes became ashes YET a hijacker's passport and papers were intact after falling from the towers? If directed energy weapons were used to turn the WTC Towers to dust why was Thermite dust everywhere, evidencing a controlled demolition, then Building 7 also collapsed into its own footprint with witnesses stating the explosions went off in several locations. Thermite can be mixed with paint to melt girders the way the girders were twisted when diesel fuel never burns that hot. The hole where the Twin Towers stood smoldered red hot for weeks while the Thermite cooled down. Deisel never burns for days like that. Although many witnesses heard a Pakistani child say the Towers would be GONE, the Arabs and Muslims always blame Israel as orchestrating the 9/11 attacks when Arabs danced with glee the world over. bin Laden took credit after he was sure he had fooled no one with "What Happened? Oh Really, etc,etc,etc?" The "decoy plane" that allegedly flew over the Pentagon was a C-130 but all indications are that a missile hit the Pentagon precisely where records were stored about disappearing funds. A secretary carried her baby through the hole, saw no wings or any other plane debris. One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army's imagery interpretation for scientific and technical intelligence during the Cold War. (before 1989) I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. That was my job. I looked at the hole in the Pentagon,and I looked at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said: The plane does not fit in that hole. So what DID hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on? Major General Stubblebine, (US Army Retired) Although numerous cameras were at each corner of the Pentagon. None of the other photos have been released. And two or more tell-tale photos have been deleted? ***************+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Listed as Citizenship Age Net Worth (in billion$ of dollars) Country of Residence *********Numero 1 i.e. #1 William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born 1955) an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist 53 40.0 is oft deemed a wastrel for giving money to the U.N. which is basically detrimental to these United States since the UN is chock-full-o-tyrants-US haters-low-lives-and assorted crack-pots. United States #2 Warren Edward Buffett (born 1930) an American business magnate, investor, notorious Democrat enabler and sometimes-missguided philanthropist. Not related to Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter. United States 78 37.0 United States? #3 Carlos Slim Helú (born 1940) a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.& family benefited from privatization of Mexico telecom and $10 each Obamaphone worth 69 Billion PESOS? LOADED! 35.0 Lives in Mexico #4 Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born 1944)is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation enterprise software obsesses over national ID cards for maximum socialist control of genpop. United States 64 22.5 United States 5 Ingvar Feodor Kamprad (b.1926) a Swedish business magnate, founder of IKEA, a retail company specialising in furniture and snacks. Also his family Sweden 83 22.0 Switzerland 6 Karl Hans Albrecht (b.1920) a German entrepreneur who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo there and America. 89 21.5 Germany 7 Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (b.1957) an India business magnate who is the chairman and CEO of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited 51 19.5 India 8 Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, (B.1950) is quintessential poss. inspiration for Slumdog Millionaire rags-to-richest story. The world's largest steelmaker thanks to US unionism putting US big steel in its obscure world placeIndia 58 19.3 United Kingdom 9 Theodor Paul Albrecht Jr. and the heirs brother, Berthold, inherited the German discount supermarket chain ... 87 18.8 Germany 10 Amancio Ortega Gaona (b.1936) a Spanish fashion executive and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, famous for its chain of Zara clothing 73 18.3 Spain 11 James (Jim) Carr Walton (b.1948) the youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and the Chairman of Arvest Bank. 61 17.8 United States 12 Alice Louise Walton (b.1949) an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and wife,Helen 59 17.6 United States 12 Christy Ruth Walton (b.1955) widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. & family United States 54 17.6 United States 12 Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (b.1944) the eldest son of Helen and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer United States. They pay what economy North Dakota no exp. beginner earns $17 per hour which is less than an oilfield "worm".65 years old 17.6 United States 15 Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (b.1949)Chairman and CEO, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, art collector. has officially transferred his multi-billion pound fortune out of Socialist Frogland to Belgium 60 16.5 France 16 Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE, JP (b.1928) a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist of Hongkong International Terminals Ltd. ended the longest strike at Hong Kong’s container terminal 80 16.2 Hong Kong 17 Michael Rubens Bloomberg,N.Y.C. Mayor (b.1942) an American business magnate, uber,mega-liberal politician and philanthropist., founder of Bloomberg L.P., philanthropist 67 16.0 United States 18 Carl STEFAN Erling Persson (b.1947) Chairman and former CEO of Hennes & Mauritz, is credited for making the H & M fashion company an international retail giant. 61 14.5 Sweden 19 Charles de Ganahl Koch (b.1935) a US businessman, philanthropist, co-owner, chairman of the board, and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc 73 14.0 United States 19 David Hamilton Koch (b.1940) an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. Co-owner of Koch Industries, Inc, a major American employer 68 14.0 United States 21 LILIANE Henriette Charlotte Schueller, married name Bettencourt (b.1922), French socialite, businesswoman, philanthropist, heiress of L'Oreal cosmetics fortune. Hopefully she will move her money to USA. 86 13.4 France 22 H.R.H.Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud:{Arabic: الوليد بن طلال بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) House of Saud founder,chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) Behind next tallest building in the World, the Kingdom Tower to be a height of at least 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) for SR 4.6 billion SOMEWHERE 54 13.3 Saudi Arabia 23 Michael Otto & family(b.1943), magnate who runs German Otto Group, the world's largest mail order company selling all from toys to building supplies 65 13.2 Germany 24 DAVID Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet & family(b.1957) is a Canadian media magnate 51 13.0 Canada 25 Michael Saul Dell (b.1965) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, and author. He is known as the founder and CEO of Dell Inc 44 12.3 United States 26 Donald L. Bren (b.1932) an American businessman,Chairman of the Irvine Company, a US-based real estate investment company, which he wholly owns 76 12.0 United States 26 Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (b.1973) an American computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, in September 1998.Google has grown to more than 30,000 employees worldwide, which wants to know all about everybody, leaves privacy to IXQUICK 35 12.0 United States 26 Lawrence "Larry" Page (b.1973) an American computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, grad school friend Sergey Brin 36 12.0 United States 29 Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer (b.1956) an American businessman, CEO of Microsoft Corp. since 2000, headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Mr.Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the company’s first business manager.. 53 11.0 United States 29 Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, Bt. KG CB CVO OBE TD CD DL (b.1951) & family/ Grosvenor Estate is an interesting portfolio of businesses, rural estates and other assets owned by trusts on behalf of G.C.G. 57 11.0 United Kingdom 29 George Soros, (b.1930 in Hungary) is a leftist American businessman business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Chairman of Soros Fund Management.Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Soros should transport nitroglycerine down deserted canyon roads on a $150 dirtbike but Jimmy Fallon and I LOVE him. 78 11.0 United States 32 Paul Gardner Allen (b.1953) an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, famous as the co-founder, with Bill Gates.III, of Microsoft Not known as a major donor of blood and money to the United Nations like Gates. 56 10.5 United States 32 Walter, Thomas, Raymond and their mother Kwong Siu-hing. ... Mrs. Kwok, Kwok Ping-sheung, Walter JP (b.1950 in HK, with family roots in Zhongshan, Guangdong), eldest son of Kwok Tak Seng and Kwong Siu-hing. Raymond Kwok Ping Luen is the joint-chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, ... NA 10.5 Hong Kong 34 Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (Gujarati: અનીલ ધીરજલાલ (ધીરૂભાઈ) અંબાણી), b.1959, an India businessman (of Reliance Group and legally Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Ventures Limited) is an Indian conglomerates, 49 10.1 India 35 Abigail Pierrepont (Abby) Johnson (b.1961) an American businesswoman. Johnson is President of Fidelity Investments Personal and Workplace Investing which returns the principal according to law. 47 10.0 United States 35 Susanne Klatten (b. Susanne Hanna Ursula Quandt 1962 in (Not That) Bad Homburg, Germany), daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. Heiress of 12.6% stake in automaker BMW (BEEMER) from her late father Herbert ... 46 10.0 Germany 35 Ronald Owen Perelman (b.1943) an American businessman. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., he has invested in various companies and has a Mitt Romney style they say. 66 10.0 United States 35 Hans Rausing, KBE, (b.1926) a Swedish businessman based in United Kingdom. He made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, AKA, Tetra Laval a packaging company 83 10.0 United Kingdom 39 Birgit Rausing and Rausing family foundation, The Birgit and Gad Rausing Foundation, awards grants to research within the humanities and supports several important institutions, ... Sweden 85 9.9 Switzerland 40 Michele Ferrero (b.1925),& family, owner of the eponymous chocolate maker Ferrero SpA, one of Europe's largest Italy 82 9.5 Monaco 40 Mikhail Dmitrievitch Prokhorov (b.1965) a self-made Russian multibillionaire, politician, and owner of the American basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.Energy magnate,6 foot 8 inches of Russia "ran" against Putin. 43 9.5 Russia 40 Jack Crawford Taylor (b.1923), founder of Enterprise Rent-a-Car. & family 86 9.5 United States 43 Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi (b.1944/1945) a Saudi Arabian / Ethiopian businessman and billionaire who lives in Ethiopia and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia 63 9.0 Saudi Arabia 43 Anne Beau Cox Chambers (b.1919, in Dayton, Ohio) an American media proprietor, owns a stake of interest in privately held media Cox Enterprises. If I mention that newspapers are for fishwrap/bird cage bottoms I will NEVER be an $80,000 annual reporter. 89 9.0 United States 43 Carl Celian Icahn (b.1936) an American business magnate. He is the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, capital management LP, which holds diversifieds 73 9.0 United States 43 George Boy-am-i-rich Kaiser (b.1942) an American businessman, is the Chairman of BOK Financial Corporation.president, CEO and primary owner of GBK Corporation, parent of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, which he has managed for 40 years. 66 9.0 United States 43 Lee Shau-kee GBM (b.1928 in Shunde, Guangdong, China) a Hong Kong based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development 81 9.0 Hong Kong 43 Forrest Edward Mars, Jr. (b.1931) is the eldest son of Forrest Mars Sr. and the grandson of Frank C. Mars, the founder of Mars, Incorporated. 77 9.0 United States 43 Jacqueline Mars (b.1939), confectionary candy) heiress. 69 9.0 United States 43 John Mars, another candy tycoon United States 72 9.0 United States 51 Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (b.1966) a Russian business tycoon and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC.,owns a yacht. 42 8.5 Russia 52 Ernesto Bertarelli (b.1965) an Italian born Swiss billionaire and entrepreneur who inherited biotech firm Serono biotech firm famous for discovery of a natural hormone used in the treatment of female infertility, ... 43 8.2 Switzerland 52 Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight (b.1938) wife was a Hatfield who never shot at a McCoy, an American business magnate, philanthropist.and famous for his cajones at Nike,Inc. Famous as only sports writer who became a billionaire. 71 8.2 United States 54 Nasser Al-Kharafi & family oil billionaires Kuwait 65 8.1 Kuwait 55 James Harris "Jim" Simons (b.1938) an American hedge fund manager, mathematician, and philanthropist. Simons founded Renaissance Technologies in 1982. 70 8.0 United States 55 Alain Wertheimer (b.1949) AKA сейчас дом моды Chanel принадлежит,a French businessman, who, with his brother Gerard own the controlling interest in world famous Chanel perfume manufacturing business. AKA "Canal Water #9" NA 8.0 France unless they take their money to USA to keep socialist France from evaporating it. 57 Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & family Oil tycoons getting $90 plus for oil they bring up for $5/bbl. 55 7.8 United Arab Emirates 57 Vagit Alekperov Russian oil tycoon 58 7.8 Russia 59 Sunil Bharti Mittal (b.1957) an India telecom mogul, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, his family shares it 51 7.7 India 60 François Pinault (b.1936 in Les Champs-Géraux) a French businessman CEO for the retail company Kering dealing in luxury goods. 72 7.6 France 61 Eike Fuhrken Batista (b.1956) a Brazilian business magnate who raked in the coin in mining and oil and gas exploration, may have profited when Obama caused deep drilling rigs to be relocated to Brazilian waters. 52 7.5 Brazil 62 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber Oil tycoon 50 7.0 Saudi Arabia 62 Maan Al-Sanea Oil tycoon 54 7.0 Saudi Arabia 62 Edward Crosby "Ned" Johnson 3rd (born 29 June 1930) is an American investor and businessman who, along with daughter Abigail Johnson, owns and runs Fidelity which always returns the prinicipal investment afterward. 78 7.0 United States 62 Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan (b.1938) a Malaysian Tamil businessman and philanthropist. CEO-Maxis Communications & Measat. 70 7.0 Malaysia 62 Robert Kuok Hock Nien is a Chinese Malaysian tycoon who made his money in sugar, palm oil, shipping and property. 85 7.0 Hong Kong 62 Joseph Richard Safra (b.1939), a Brazilian banker who currently runs the Brazilian banking and investment empire, Safra Group. 70 7.0 Brazil 68 Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (b.1964) an American entrepreneur, played a pioneering role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of Amazon. 45 6.8 United States 69 August von Finck, Jr. (b.1930) is a German invester and banker or ist ein deutscher Investor und ehemaliger Bankier 79 6.7 Switzerland 70 Silvio Berlusconian, an Italian politician and media tycoon is the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan.& shares $ with family 72 6.5 Italy 71 Leonardo Del Vecchio (b.May 1935 in Milan, Italy), founder and chairman of Luxottica, a $3 billion (sales) designer and manufacturer of high-quality eyeglass frames. Luxottica owns the Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafters chains with a total of over 6000 stores. 73 6.3 Italy 71 Curt Glover Engelhorn owned then sold pharmaceutical firms Boehringer Mannheim and DePuy Inc. of which all together Engelhorn had a 40% stake, to Hoffmann-La Roche in 1997 for $10 billion. 82 6.3 Switzerland 71 Mikhail Maratovich Fridman (b.1964 in Lviv, Ukraine) ,a Russian business oligarch, explained the financial crisis according to the Bible. As the head of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman believes all economic crises, were predicted in biblical times. 44 6.3 Russia 74 Sulaiman Al Rajhi Oil tycoon 89 6.2 Saudi Arabia 75 James "Jim" Goodnight (b.1943), a businessman and software programmer, wrote programs for SAS an intelligence who co-founded SAS Institute now CEO, SAS Institute 66 6.1 United States Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 76 Iris Fontbona, widow of Andronico Luksic Abaroa. Together with his family owns the Luksic Group with mining, financial, industrial and the beverages sectors. Major holdings include, or have included, Banco de Chile, Compañia de Cervecerias Unidas (CCU), and Antofagasta plc, a UK-listed copper mining company. NA 6.0 Chile 76 Petr Kellner (b.1964), a Czech businessman, whose Czechoslovak voucher privatization (PPF) investment funds were very successful and purchased stock of more than 200 corporations with value over 5 billion CZK. 44 6.0 Czech Republic 76 John Werner Kluge (b.1914 d.2010, was a German-born American entrepreneur, best known as a pioneer television industry mogul collector of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, and owned works by prominent artists including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. Kluge and his wife, who felt passionately about access to holistic medicine, brought a rare vision to their donations, which totaled $63 million just to UVA. 94 6.0 United States 76 John Alfred Paulson (b.1955) ,an American hedge fund manager. Paulson is the founder and president of Paulson & Co., a New York-based hedge fund 53 6.0 United States 76 Tadashi Yanai (柳井 正, Yanai Tadashi,(b.1949) is founder and president of Fast Retailing, of which Uniqlo (ユニクロ, "unique clothing") i shares with family. 60 6.0 Japan 81 Dan L Duncan (b.1933 – d.2010) was an American born in Center, Texas. He was the co-founder, chairman and majority shareholder of Enterprise (natural gas) Products. Duncan owned the Double D Ranch, a 5,000-acre (20 km2) hunting property in Texas and was a Safari Club International member who has been given numerous awards for his hunting trophies. Due to an abnormality in the estate tax law for the year 2010, Duncan became the first American billionaire to pay no estate tax since its enactment. 76 5.9 United States 81 Eliodoro Matte forrestry and paper tycoon of Chile 63 5.9 Chile 83 Alberto Bailleres, Chairman of metals and mining group Industrias Penoles, a leading Latin American producer of refined gold, silver, lead and zinc. In 2008 Industrias Penoles, separated its precious metals assets into subsidiary, Fresnillo Plc., while Penoles kept the base metals. Value of his Penoles stake dropped to $3 billion from $6 billion last year. Has been on its board since 1962. Took over from father and became chairman in 1967. Also has interests in upscale department store El Palacio de Hierro, insurance company Grupo Nacional Provincial and investment firm Grupo Profuturo. On the board of directors of Femsa, the Mexican beverage bottling company. Reportedly has a 300-foot yacht called the Mayan Queen IV.son of Raúl Bailleres. 76 5.7 Mexico 83 Azim Hashim Premji, Sr. (b.1945) an India business tycoon. philanthropist, As Chairman of Wipro Limited,Premji owns 79 percent of Wipro and also owns a private equity fund, PremjiInvest, which manages his $1 billion personal portfolio. In the 80s Wipro diversified from hydrogenated cooking fats to soaps the into IT and software. 63 5.7 India 83 Hansjörg Wyss (b.1936, age 77 in 2013)(pronounced as HAHNZ-jorg VEES), a Swiss entrepreneur, businessman who in 1974, founded "Synthes USA", US division of Synthes, a firm manufacturing Swiss-designed medical devices for orthopedic and trauma surgery, becomes the third industrial partner of the AO/ASIF, then Synthes USA starts marketing Synthes products in the USA and later also in in1975 .Wyss owns the 900-acre (3.6 km2) Halter Ranch in western Paso Robles, California since 2000...Thus may live in Canada, Switzerland or US 74 5.7 United States 86 Shashi & Ravi Ruia or Ravikant Nand Kishore Ruia is the Vice-Chairman of Essar Group (founded in 1969 by Ruia and his brother Shashi Ruia. Headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Essar controls steel, oil and gas, power, communications, shipping, ports and logistics, projects and minerals, with operations in more than 20 countries across five continents, the group employs 75,000 people As od 2011, Ravi resided in the UK. 65 5.6 India 87 Steven A. Cohen (b.1956), an American hedge fund manager, is the founder of SAC Capital Advisors, a Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund focusing primarily on equity market strategies. 53 5.5 United States 87 Ng Teng Fong (b.1928 – d.2010) was a Singaporean real estate tycoon who developed over 700 hotels, malls and condos in Singapore and owned Sino Group of Hong Kong, including Orchard Central. 80 5.5 Singapore 87 Patrick Soon-Shiong (b.1952), a South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, founder of Abraxis Biosciences Inc. 57 5.5 United States 90 Serge Dassault , or Serge Bloch (b.1925 in Paris) is a French entrepreneur as Chairman and CRO of Dassault Group and conservative politician who may save France from socialism. 83 5.4 France 90 Erivan Karl Haub (b.1932), the former manager and partial owner of Tengelmann Group, one of Germany's largest retailers shares with family. In 1971 TG bought out grocery chain Kaiser's; in 1972, Haub founded the discount grocery retailer Plus. In the following years, Tengelmann went international in business, which lead to the 1979 takeover of A & P, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company operates in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania under six different banners of names. A&P's liquor stores, known as Best Cellars, are found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. A&P's corporate headquarters are in Montvale, New Jersey. A store-closing program was financed by the surplus assets of its pension plan in 1975! How? 76 5.4 Germany 92 Jorge Paulo Lemann (b.1939) is a Brazilian banker with a controlling stake in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company. 69 5.3 Brazil 93 Eli Broad (b.1933) is an American businessman and philanthropist who fled Detroit, Michigan, later creating shareholder wealth by providing vital homebuilding and retirement savings. services 75 5.2 United States 93 Kunio Busujima (毒島 邦雄)(b.1925) is the founder and chairman of Sankyo, one of the three major pachinko gambling-machine makers in Japan, shares with family 83 5.2 or 4.9? Japan 93 Karl-Heinz Kipp (b.1924 in Alzey) made his first fortune in Massa chain of German department stores retailing (ehemaliger Eigentümer der Massa-Märkte) since sold the business whilst keeping the property with his second fortune in real estate dealings. 85 5.2 Switzerland 93 Vladimir Lisin (b.1956 in Ivanovo) is a Russian steel tycoon, being chairman and the majority shareholder of Novolipetsk or NLMK, In true rags-to-riches-hard-worker-makes-good fashion, Lisin began his career as a welding foreman in a steel plant. 52 5.2 Russia 93 Reinhold Würth (b.1935 in Öhringen, Württemberg), known as the entrepreneur professor is a German businessman who took over his father's tiny wholesale screw business at age 19, built it into the Adolf Würth Group, a worldwide wholesaler of fasteners, screws and screw accessories, dowels, chemicals, furniture and construction fittings, tools, machines, installation material, automotive hardware, inventory management, storage and retrieval systems. Much honored over the years, Wurth has turned his attention primarily to a 15,000 works art collection. 73 5.2 Germany 98 Philip Frederick Anschutz (/ˈænʃuːts/ AN-shoots) born1939 is an American entrepreneur who bought out his father's drilling company, Circle A Drilling, of Wisconsin in 1961 and earned large returns in Wyoming. Anschutz contributed to Bob Dole's political campaigns in the 1960s when Dole was respectable, long before his liberal Senate career and presidential run spoof. Anschutz invested in stocks, real estate,railroads, then began investing in entertainment companies, co-founding Major League Soccer as well as multiple teams, including the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes, and the New York / New Jersey Metro Stars. Anschutz owns stakes in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and arenas including the Staples Center, O2 Arena, and the Home Depot Center. He also invests in family films such as The Chronicles of Narnia. 69 5.0 United States 98 Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian (b.1917), nicknamed "the smiling cobra," is an American businessman who is the president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation,built and sold two of the world's biggest hotels, the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas and United Artists both on and off the Strip. As philantropy, Aug. 26, 2009, Funding inequities have no simple fix (2-6-2009) UNLV must scramble to save $25 million gift, hotel building (2-2-2009) Administrators says proposed cuts too much to withstand (1-26-2009) Sun coverage Archive of Sun education stories A fund raiser to advance education, health care and social services in Nevada kicked off at UNLV with a $14 million grant from Kirk Kerkorian’s Lincy Foundation. 91 5.0 United States 98 Nicholas "Nicky" F. Oppenheimer (b.1945) is a South African businessman, the chairman of the De Beers diamond mining company and its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company. He also has a large financial interest in the diversified mining company Anglo American, shares money with family. 63 5.0 South Africa Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 98 David & Simon Reuben United Kingdom NA 5.0 United Kingdom 98 Kushal Pal Singh India 77 5.0 India 98 Galen Weston & family Canada 68 5.0 Canada 104 Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahayan United Arab Emirates 39 4.9 United Arab Emirates 105 Philip & Cristina Green United Kingdom 57 4.8 United Kingdom 105 Antonia Johnson Sweden 65 4.8 Sweden 107 Klaus-Michael Kuhne Germany 71 4.7 Switzerland 108 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken Netherlands 54 4.6 United Kingdom 108 Stefan Quandt Germany 42 4.6 Germany 110 Robert Bass United States 61 4.5 United States 110 David Geffen United States 66 4.5 United States 110 Graeme Hart New Zealand 53 4.5 New Zealand 110 James Kennedy United States 61 4.5 United States 110 Paul Milstein & family United States 86 4.5 United States 110 Blair Parry-Okeden United States 58 4.5 Australia 110 Henry Ross Perot Sr United States 78 4.5 United States 110 Hasso Plattner Germany 65 4.5 Germany 110 Hiroshi Yamauchi Japan 81 4.5 Japan 119 Alexander Abramov Russia 50 4.4 Russia 119 Richard DeVos United States 83 4.4 United States 119 Eric Schmidt United States 53 4.4 United States 122 Leonid Fedun Russia 52 4.3 Russia 122 Alexei Mordashov Russia 43 4.3 Russia 124 Kumar Birla India 41 4.2 India 124 Michael Kadoorie & family Hong Kong 68 4.2 Hong Kong Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 124 Akira Mori & family Japan 72 4.2 Japan 124 Robert Rowling United States 55 4.2 United States 124 Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family Mexico 53 4.2 Mexico 124 Dennis Washington United States 74 4.2 United States 124 Karl Wlaschek Austria 91 4.2 Austria 131 Johanna Quandt Germany 82 4.1 Germany 132 Leonard Blavatnik United States 51 4.0 United Kingdom 132 Cheng Yu-tung Hong Kong 83 4.0 Hong Kong 132 John Fredriksen Cyprus 64 4.0 United Kingdom 132 German Khan Russia 47 4.0 Russia 132 Joseph Lau Hong Kong 57 4.0 Hong Kong 132 Richard LeFrak & family United States 63 4.0 United States 132 John Menard Jr United States 69 4.0 United States 132 Rupert Murdoch United States 78 4.0 United States 132 Donald Newhouse United States 79 4.0 United States 132 Samuel Newhouse Jr United States 81 4.0 United States 132 Sammy Ofer & family Israel 87 4.0 Monaco 132 Ira Rennert United States 75 4.0 United States 132 Julio Mario Santo Domingo Colombia 85 4.0 Colombia 132 Leonard Stern United States 71 4.0 United States 146 Charles Ergen United States 56 3.9 United States 146 James, Arthur & John Irving Canada NA 3.9 Canada 146 Harold Simmons United States 77 3.9 United States 149 Gustavo Cisneros & family Venezuela 63 3.8 Venezuela 149 Spiro Latsis & family Greece 62 3.8 Switzerland Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 151 Bernard Ecclestone & family United Kingdom 78 3.7 United Kingdom 151 Eitaro Itoyama Japan 66 3.7 Japan 151 Dietrich Mateschitz Austria 64 3.7 Austria 151 Masayoshi Son Japan 51 3.7 Japan 151 Chaleo Yoovidhya Thailand 77 3.7 Thailand 156 Pauline MacMillan Keinath United States 75 3.6 United States 156 Cargill MacMillan Jr United States 82 3.6 United States 156 Whitney MacMillan United States 80 3.6 United States 156 Pierre Omidyar United States 41 3.6 United States 156 Marion MacMillan Pictet United States 76 3.6 Bermuda 156 Anton Schlecker Germany 64 3.6 Germany 156 Andreas Strungmann Germany 59 3.6 Germany 156 Thomas Strungmann Germany 59 3.6 Germany 164 William Cook United States 77 3.5 United States 164 Oleg Deripaska Russia 41 3.5 Russia 164 Stanley Druckenmiller United States 55 3.5 United States 164 Harold Hamm United States 63 3.5 United States 164 Saleh Kamel Saudi Arabia 67 3.5 Saudi Arabia 164 Bruce Kovner United States 64 3.5 United States 164 Nobutada Saji & family Japan 63 3.5 Japan 164 Maria-Elisabeth & Georg Schaeffler Germany NA 3.5 Germany 164 Charles Schwab United States 71 3.5 United States 164 Stef Wertheimer & family Israel 83 3.5 Israel 164 Aloys Wobben Germany 57 3.5 Germany 164 Daniel Ziff United States 37 3.5 United States Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 164 Dirk Ziff United States 44 3.5 United States 164 Robert Ziff United States 42 3.5 United States 178 Sheldon Adelson United States 75 3.4 United States 178 Jeronimo Arango & family Mexico 83 3.4 Mexico 178 Heinz-Horst Deichmann Germany 82 3.4 Germany 178 Steven Jobs United States 54 3.4 United States 178 Hiroshi Mikitani Japan 44 3.4 Japan 183 Saleh Al Rajhi Saudi Arabia 97 3.3 Saudi Arabia 183 Americo Amorim Portugal 74 3.3 Portugal 183 Charles Cadogan & family United Kingdom 72 3.3 United Kingdom 183 Adi Godrej & family India 66 3.3 India 183 Iskander Makhmudov Russia 45 3.3 Russia 183 David Murdock United States 85 3.3 United States 183 Tsai Wan-Tsai & family Taiwan 79 3.3 Taiwan 183 Ty Warner United States 65 3.3 United States 191 Jean-Claude Decaux & family France 71 3.2 France 191 Boris Ivanishvili Russia 53 3.2 Georgia 191 Richard Kinder United States 65 3.2 United States 191 Theodore Lerner United States 83 3.2 United States 191 Stephen Ross United States 68 3.2 United States 196 Lester Crown & family United States 83 3.1 United States 196 Aloysio de Andrade Faria Brazil 88 3.1 Brazil 196 Stein Erik Hagen & family Norway 52 3.1 Norway 196 Bradley Hughes United States 75 3.1 United States 196 Suleiman Kerimov Russia 43 3.1 Russia Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 196 Alexei Kuzmichev Russia 46 3.1 Russia 196 Dmitry Rybolovlev Russia 42 3.1 Russia 196 John Sall United States 60 3.1 United States 196 Nassef Sawiris Egypt 47 3.1 Egypt 205 Majid Al Futtaim United Arab Emirates NA 3.0 United Arab Emirates 205 Ronald Burkle United States 56 3.0 United States 205 Robert Holding United States 82 3.0 United States 205 Heidi Horten Austria 68 3.0 Austria 205 Henry Kravis United States 65 3.0 United States 205 E Stanley Kroenke United States 61 3.0 United 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Colombia 285 Glen Taylor United States 67 2.4 United States 285 Marcel Herrmann Telles Brazil 59 2.4 Brazil 285 Joan Tisch United States 83 2.4 United States 285 William Wrigley Jr United States 45 2.4 United States 296 Isak Andic Spain 54 2.3 Spain 296 Mark Cuban United States 50 2.3 United States 296 Ray Dolby United States 76 2.3 United States 296 John Dorrance III Ireland 65 2.3 Ireland 296 Philip Falcone United States 45 2.3 United States Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence 296 Nancy Walton Laurie United States 57 2.3 United States 296 Mitchell Rales United States 52 2.3 United States 296 Richard Schulze United States 68 2.3 United States 296 Yang Huiyan China 27 2.3 China 305 Pierre Bellon & family France 79 2.2 France 305 Charles Butt & family United States 71 2.2 United States 305 Malcolm Glazer & family United States 80 2.2 United States 305 Laurence Graff United Kingdom 70 2.2 Switzerland 305 Masatoshi Ito Japan 84 2.2 Japan 305 James Jannard United States 59 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Stroher Germany 54 1.8 Germany 397 Nikolai Tsvetkov Russia 48 1.8 Russia 397 Viktor Vekselberg Russia 51 1.8 Russia 397 Yeoh Tiong Lay & family Malaysia 79 1.8 Malaysia 430 Leonore Annenberg United States 91 1.7 United States 430 James Balsillie Canada 48 1.7 Canada 430 Frank Batten Sr United States 82 1.7 United States 430 Hubert Burda Germany 69 1.7 Germany 430 Alan Casden United States 63 1.7 United States 430 John Catsimatidis United States 60 1.7 United States 430 Charles Dolan & family United States 82 1.7 United States 430 Thomas Frist Jr & family United States 70 1.7 United States 430 Phillip Frost United States 72 1.7 United States 430 William Fung Hong Kong 61 1.7 Hong Kong 430 Michael Hartono Indonesia 69 1.7 Indonesia 430 R Budi Hartono Indonesia 68 1.7 Indonesia 430 William Randolph Hearst III United States 59 1.7 United States 430 Esther Koplowitz Spain 58 1.7 Spain 430 Shiv Nadar India 63 1.7 India 430 Axel Oberwelland Germany 42 1.7 Germany 430 Peter Peterson United 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54 1.5 Switzerland 468 Kenneth Griffin United States 40 1.5 United States 468 Timothy Headington United States 58 1.5 United States 468 Hans-Werner Hector Germany 69 1.5 Germany 468 Jeffrey Hildebrand United States 50 1.5 United States 468 Joseph Jamail Jr United States 83 1.5 United States 468 Ryoichi Jinnai Japan 82 1.5 Japan 468 Daryl Katz Canada 47 1.5 Canada 468 Brad Kelley United States 52 1.5 United States 468 Randal Kirk United States 55 1.5 United States 468 William Koch United States 68 1.5 United States 468 Robert Kraft United States 67 1.5 United States 468 Lev Leviev Israel 53 1.5 United Kingdom 468 Liang Wengen China 52 1.5 China 468 Lu Zhiqiang China 56 1.5 China Bechtel Jr $5.5 billion Source: engineering, construction Third-generation leader of firm that built Turkey's Ankara-Gerede Highway and the Hong Kong International Airport. Became Bechtel president at age 35, chairman 13 years later. Son Riley now runs the $27 billion (sales) construction outfit. Father and son each believed to own 20% of the company. In July 2007 celebrated opening of Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Seattle, the longest suspension span built in the world since 1960s. New projects include a $1.9 billion expansion of its Worsley Alumina refinery in Western Australia. Owns stake in money management firm Fremont Group. More on Stephen Bechtel Jr Stern $3.7 billion Source: real estate Father, Max, arrived from germany in 1926 with 5,000 canaries; started pet supply business Hartz Mountain Pet Products. Leonard joined business at age 21; sold company for $350 million in 2000 to private equity firm J.W. Childs. Began buying land in New Jersey 1960s; today owns 38 million square feet of commercial, residential, retail properties from Newark to Jersey City. Son Emanuel oversees family's real estate empire, including hip Manhattan hotels Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand. Gave $30 million to alma mater NYU in 1988; business school now bears his name. More on Leonard Stern #102 Leonard Lauder $3.6 billion Source: Estee Lauder Mother, Estee Lauder (d. 2004), sold skin cream formulated by chemist uncle. Emphasized personal customer attention, free gifts. Operation became cosmetics giant; today family's 70% stake worth more than $6 billion. Labels include Clinique, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, La Mer. Leonard serves as Estee chairman; hoping his "Lipstick Indicator Theory"-which claims sales of cheap luxuries like lipstick increase in times of economic stress-will hold up. Shares up 28% in past 12 months. Both brothers own large art collections. #118 Ronald Lauder $3.4 billion Source: Estee Lauder Mother, Estee Lauder (d. 2004), sold skin cream concocted by chemist uncle. Emphasized personal customer attention, free gifts. Operation became cosmetics giant; today family's 70% stake worth more than $6 billion. Labels include Clinique, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, La Mer. Shares up 28% in 2012. Younger brother owns stakes in Central European Media Enterprises, Israeli TV station. Last year elected President of World Jewish Congress. Both brothers own large art collections; Ronald paid $135 million for 1907 Klimt portrait 2006. *******************************Madam C.J. Walker built her empire in the African-American hair-care and cosmetics field. In 1905, Madam Walker created Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower, a scalp conditioning and healing formula. Walker had a personal connection to the product since she suffered from a scalp malody that caused her to almost go bald. She eventually expanded her business to Central America and the Caribbean. ************************ #134 Henry Hillman $3.0 billion Source: industrialist Grandson of steel tycoon John Hillman Jr., owner of Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical. Diversified family fortune via Hillman Co: real estate, venture capital, private equity. Early backer of venture capital monster Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, LBO titans Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Invests in biomedical and technology companies. Co-owns downtown Pittsburgh's office and retail center PPG Place. Donates through family foundations; $20 million to U. of Pittsburgh for cancer research, $10 million to Carnegie Mellon. Wife, Elsie, is actively involved in Republican politics. More on Henry Hillman AP Photo Vacation Destinations of the Forbes 400 Where the Richest Americans go for fun. Ultra-Rich Rides Six figures is merely the starting point for the latest crop of exclusive cars. #144 David Rockefeller Sr $2.9 billion Source: Standard Oil, banking Descendant of one of the greatest capitalists in American history is worth $200 million more this year on gains in real estate, art; modern and contemporary collection includes Monet, Matisse, Renoir. Grandfather turned $4,000 in oil refining into Standard Oil, oil and gas giant that fueled American industrial revolution. Company broken up in landmark antitrust case 1911; much of Standard Oil lives on as ExxonMobil (nyse: XOM - news - people ). At annual meeting Rockefeller family members demanded ExxonMobil adopt greener measures. Bequeathed $100 million to alma mater Harvard to fund study abroad and arts programs; largest ever alumnus donation. Nonagenarian has visited 10 countries in past year. 147 Leslie Wexner $2.8 billion Source: Limited Brands Ohio State law school dropout started womenUs sportswear store in 1963 with $5,000 loan from aunt. Took Limited Brands public 1969. Today company owns Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La Senza, White Barn Candle and Henri Bendel brands. Sales decreased 5% to $10 billion in 2007; stock flat since last August. Sold 75% interest in Express brand to Golden State Capital for $600 million 2007 to focus on higher-margin lingerie, beauty product operations. Supports Jewish causes with wife, Abigail, via Wexner Foundation. More on Leslie Wexner #163 Gordon Getty $2.5 billion Source: inheritance, oil Son of oil baron J. Paul Getty Sr. (d. 1976) spent four years in family business, then sold Getty Oil to Texaco for $10 billion 1986. Now spends time composing music for operas, including PlumpJack and Joan and the Bells. PlumpJack also the name of his Napa Valley winery. Avid San Francisco Giants fan packages wine in screw caps, claims they're better than corks. Commands $200 a bottle. With wife, Ann, recently hosted Obama fundraiser. More on Gordon Getty #190 Robert E "Ted" Turner $2.3 billion Source: cable television Cable news pioneer sold remaining stake in Time Warner (nyse: TWX - news - people ) 2006, retired from company's board. Now focused on philanthropy, real estate, restaurant business. Has donated more than $1.5 billion to charity. Recently launched $200 million campaign to fight malaria in Africa through United Nations Foundation; also supports Nuclear Threat Initiative, Turner Endangered Species Fund. Nation's largest individual landowner owns 2 million acres across 12 states and Argentina. Also commands 50,000 bison, nation's largest herd. Ted's Montana Grill serves bison burgers in 18 states, over 50 locations. More on Robert E "Ted" Turner #227 Herbert Allen Jr & family $2.0 billion Source: investment banking Secretive investment banker hosts very visible retreat in Sun Valley for media big shots. Helped take Google public 2004. Uncle Charles (d. 1994) started investment bank Allen & Co. 1922. Father Herb Sr. (d. 1997) joined 5 years later. Herb Jr. started at boutique bank in 1962. Rumored to be forwarding fortune to children; annually disputes net worth estimate. More on Herbert Allen Jr & family #321 Marc Rich $1.5 billion Source: commodities NYU dropout started career in mail room of Philipp Brothers. Met long-term partner Pincus Green . Two built Phibro into then world's largest commodities firm. Created spot oil market 1968, founded Marc Rich & Co. 1973. Fled to Europe 1983 after being indicted for manipulating U.S. oil system, trading with Iran during hostage crisis, evading $50 million in taxes. Became fugitive; pardoned by Clinton 2001. Resides in Switzerland. Has renounced U.S. citizenship, holds Israeli passport. More on Marc Rich #355 Richard Scaife $1.4 billion Source: investments Heir to T. Mellon & Sons banking fortune is enduring a nasty public divorce from his second wife, Ritchie. Salacious divorce documents became public after a clerk at the county court accidentally published the sealed documents online. They exposed the value of various personal trusts, as well as some odd behavior. Example: Ritchie took Scaife's favorite dog, Beauregard, after the couple separated. Scaife placed a sign on his front lawn reading: "Wife and dog missing. Reward for dog." Staunch conservative, owns Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper, as well as Pennsylvania radio stations. Supports right-wing policy via Heritage Foundation. (1)

Monday, October 10, 2011

It Happened 9/11

It happened just that way on 9/11.

When Antoinette DiLorenzo was teaching English to a class of Pakistani immigrants, she saw a student distractedly looking at something outside.  “What are you looking at?”, she quizzed. The student pointed out the window at the Twin Towers WTC, and said, “Do you see those two buildings? They won’t be standing there next week.” Antoinette DiLorenzo thought it to be a strange thing to say, and did remember the happenstance.  Someone must have told the FBI because two days after the 9/11 tragedy, on September 13, 2001, the FBI interviewed all the students and the teacher in that particular classroom and verified that the exchange did, in fact, take place. Although the FBI did watch the boy’s family, they could find no connection of the Pakistani family to any 9/11 hijackers. Still later an MSNBC reporter plays "mythbuster" but discovers it to be TRUE. The recent immigration of the family from Pakistan could have meant that the information originated in Pakistan as common knowledge. (source MSNBC, 10/12/2001)

More talk and speculation arose , on November 9, 2001, when the same Pakistani student allegedly predicted the New York jetliner crash of November 12,2001 when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed immediately after takeoff, killing 260 people. (2)Federal air crash investigators determined that the crash was accidental even though an Irish First Responder had taunted bin Laden telling bin Laden to "kiss" something. (1)

The two American Airlines jetliners were Flight AA 11 and Flight AA 77.  Flight AA 11 was a Boeing 767 with a 158 passenger limit, was leaving with 81  passengers on board which included the five hijackers.  Flight attendant Amy Sweeney noted the seat locations of three hijackers, so that American Airlines Flight service manager Michael Woodward could orders another employee at Boston’s Logan Airport to reference the reservations computer for the names, addresses, phone numbers, and credit cards of the three hijackers: Abdulaziz Alomari in Seat 9G, Mohamed Atta in Seat 9D, and Satam Al Suqami in Seat 10B.  According to 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey from this information, American Airlines officials listening in on the call would most likely have known or assumed immediately that the hijacking was al-Qaeda oriented. ABC NEWS, 7/18/2002; NEW YORK OBSERVER, 2/15/2004,

According to German newspaper, Der Spiegel, as noted in 2002, the two 9/11 hijackers Mohamed Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari arrived on time at Boston’s Logan Airport having been flagged as suspicious persons before or during their earlier connecting flight to Boston from Portland, Oregon.  Of 5 AA Flight 11 hijackers, the FAA computer software program called the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS), flagged three hijackers but bagless Waleed Alshehri went unscanned although baggage of Wail Alshehri and Satam Al Suqami have their bags scanned for bombs.  According to the Boston Globe, “aviation specialists have said it is unlikely that more rigorous attention to existing rules would have thwarted the 10 hijackers who boarded two jets at Logan on Sept. 11. At the time, the knives and box-cutters they were carrying were permitted.” (4)

For some unknown reason, 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta flew from Portland to Boston on a Colgan Air flight operated for US Airways and his late baggage never made it on the plane.  Allegedly important clues from the luggage of Mohamed Atta assisted investigators when they found airline uniforms and many other remarkable items. (5)At least two other hijackers on Flight 11 used stolen uniforms and IDs to board the Boeing 767. (6)

The two United Airlines jetliners were Flight UA 175 and
Flight UA 93.  Flight 175 hijackers were not selected for explosives screening.  Only Ahmed Alhaznawi was selected from Flight 93 with his bag screened for explosives, but he was not stopped. The 9/11 Commission later concluded that Alhaznawi and Ahmed Alnami, also of Flight 93, were chosen by the CAPPS computer program because of buying one way tickets or using cash.

Several jet fighters from Otis, Langley, Andrews Air Force Bases responded to the 9/11 attacks.  Ohio, Selfridge, N.Y.,Atlantic City Air National Guards and a base unknown from Virginia also responded.

Despite the fact that all airline pilots are trained to key into their plane’s transponder an emergency four-digit code the letters “HJCK”.  This action, taking seconds, stealthly type a hijacking  alert to air traffic controllers' screens. (7)

Although, the measure is quick and easy to do, during the hijackings of flights 11, 175, 77, and 93, none of the 8 pilots signaled "HJCK". (11)

Flight 11 was hijacked around 8:14 Eastern Standard Time. According to the 9/11 Commission, “Information supplied by eyewitness accounts indicates that the hijackers initiated and sustained their command of the aircraft using knives (reported by two flight attendants).  Mace was used according to a flight attendant.  Threats of a bomb and deception about intentions were also noted.(12)
As many as 36 flight attendants or 9 on each plane either got stabbed with knives not little blade-less fingernail clippers, not necessararily box cutters.  Access to locked by FAA regulations cockpits MIGHT have been due to tricking pilot outside, taking key off stabbed flight attendant, or getting in hijackers way.

John Ogonowski, the pilot of AA Flight 11, intermittently keyed his talkback button most of the distance to New York City, transmitting some hijacker conversation. (13)
Lino Martins. [Source: NBC]
Pete Zalewski and Lino Martins, two Boston flight controllers, spoke about having no contact with Flight 11 . Pete Zalewski says to Lino Martins, “He won’t answer you. He’s nordo [no radio] roger thanks.” (14)
It came out during the 2006 trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, that Flight 11 flight attendant Sara Low allowed Madeline (Amy) Sweeney, who was another flight attendant, the use of her father Mike Low's calling card to make five calls from an Airfone.
From the back of the plane, Flight 11 attendant Betty Ong called Vanessa Minter, an American Airlines reservations agent at its Southeastern Reservations Office in Cary, North Carolina, using a seatback Airfone. Betty Ong announced, “The cockpit’s not answering. Somebody’s stabbed in business class and… I think there’s mace… that we can’t breathe. I don’t know, I think we’re getting hijacked.“I’m number three on Flight 11.” (16)
The “Executive Summary,” based on information relayed by a flight attendant to the American Airlines Operation Center, states “that a passenger located in seat 10B (Satam Al Suqami) shot and killed a passenger in seat 9B (Daniel Lewin) ...” Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz carried an article on September 17,2001 that identified Lewin as a former member of the heroic Israel Defense Force Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s most successful Special Operations unit. (17)

Sayeret Matkal is best known for the awesomely brave 1976 rescue of 106 passengers at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. (18)
Flight 11 veered dramatically off course in a northwesterly direction toward Albany, New York. (19)

stops transmitting its IFF which is "identify friend or foe" beacon signal. CNN, 9/17/2001

FAA and American Airline off



(4)BOSTON GLOBE, 10/17/2001

(5) BOSTON GLOBE, 9/18/2001

(6)SUNDAY HERALD GLASGOW, (Scotland)9/16/2001

(7)CNN, 9/13/2001 NEWSDAY



(10) 9/11 COMMISSION,
7/24/2004, PP. 17-18]

(11)CNN, 9/11/2001

(12)9/11 COMMISSION, 8/26/2004, PP. 8

(13)CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 9/13/2001; MSNBC, 9/15/2001

(14)LONDON GUARDIAN, 10/17/2001; MSNBC, 9/11/2002

(15)NEW YORK OBSERVER, 6/20/2004

(16)BETTY ONG, 9/11/2001; 9/11 COMMISSION, 1/27/2004


(18)NEW YORKER, 10/29/2001

(19)MSNBC, 9/11/2002

Award-winning investigative reporter Russ Baker called for a discussion on why so many unanswered questions linger about what exactly happened ten years ago on September 11th.  He observed that America has become divided between those who believe in a conspiracy beyond the "official" version of 9/11 and others who reject these ideas as "the ravings of lunatics." Additionally, he surmised that the reluctance of the mainstream media to examine these 9/11 conspiracy theories is the result of professional self-preservation as opposed to censorship from the government. As such, he likened 9/11 to "quicksand" in the eyes of journalists who see it as such a massive story that they are tentative to even begin deeply investigating it.

In looking at attempts to unravel the events of 9/11, Baker opined that one of the problems with such investigations is that they tend to focus on "very technical, particular matters which, themselves, may not be resolvable." Conversely, he stressed that researchers should "pull the camera back" and examine what may be the larger motives behind the event. Baker also suggested that clues to the true nature of 9/11 could be found in the contradictory stories that emerged following the event, such as the whereabouts of Dick Cheney on that day. "The inconsistencies are really interesting to me," he said, "it's the cover-up where you can see that there is something going on, that's the real proof."

Baker expressed optimism that the true story of 9/11 could be uncovered with the help of persistent and level-headed investigative journalists. On an individual basis, he advised people to find reliable sources of information and share that news with others. In searching for those sources, he cautioned against listening to people who "speak about everything with tremendous certitude, that they know exactly what's going on. They don't." Ultimately, Baker said that Americans need to become more "responsible citizens" and, by becoming more politically active, candidates would be less reticent to push for difficult investigations. "I'm not discouraged," he mused, "I think change is eminently possible."

Nor Italian archetec Carlo Promis

Prosecutor's Management Information System (Promis).

 Danny Casolaro