IHS Markit: Spearheading a Global Multi-Industry Cartel
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In January 2006, Markit Group Limited and CDSIndexCo (a consortium of 16 investment banks including ABN AMRO; Bear Stearns; Lehman Brothers; JPMorgan; Bank of America; Goldman Sachs; BNP Paribas; Barclays Capital; HSBC; and UBS, launched ABX.HE, an asset-backed credit derivative index that allowed investors to trade long or short U.S. subprime mortgages. The global financial crash began in 2007 with a crisis in the subprime mortgages market in the USA, and developed into a full-blown international banking crisis with the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. At the height of the crisis, when the U.S. economy was on the brink, it was to the Rothschild controlled BlackRock that the U.S. government turned to for help.

Markit Group Limited (previously named Hackremco (No. 1804) Limited) was incorporated on 22 March 2001 by Hackwood Directors Limited & Hackwood Secretaries Limited (both owned by Linklaters LLP). Markit Group Limited (Markit) was founded to develop a credit data platform for managers of credit risk portfolios. Other companies that were previously called Hackremco include J.Rothschild Assurance Management Services Limited; The Economist Group (Investments) Limited (Lynn Forester de Rothschild on Board); Goldman Sachs Strategic Investments (UK) Limited; NatWest Corporate Investments; Electronic Funds Transfer (Clearings) Limited; BNP Paribas Trust Corporation UK Limited; Ernst & Young Sweden Participation Limited; BP+Amoco International Limited; De Beers Intangibles Limited; and Reuters Holdings Limited. In addition to companies initially founded as Hackremco Limited, also see Trushelfco Limited.

In what is known as an 'inversion', IHS which was founded and based in Colorado, USA, merged with the smaller London-based Markit to form IHS Markit which is headquartered in London, UK, to reduce U.S. tax burdens. See this article about why U.S. companies won't take their trillions in profits back to the U.S. to avoid paying $695 billion in tax.

IHS Markit customers (cartel members) include banks, central banks, stock exchanges, auditors, regulators, hedge funds, insurance companies; and span industries including government & military, aerospace & aviation, petrochemical & energy, architecture/engineering/construction, minerals & mining, automotive, electronics & electrical, telecommunications & utilities, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, shipping/transportation, farming & forestry. An initial public offering (IPO) of Markit shares in 2014 included a conflict of interest due to many of the Markit shareholders including JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays Bank, HSBC, BNP Paribas, and UBS, also being the underwriters.

Daniel Yergin is the Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, Chairman of IHS CERAWeek, and a member of President Donald Trump's Strategic & Policy Forum. IHS Markit tells us it is a global research and analysis firm of 14,000 people and has 50,000 customers in 140 countries, 85% of the Fortune Global 500, and 94 of the largest 100 U.S. corporations.

IHS Markit also offers comprehensive training courses in anything from software programs to military operations.

CERAWeek hosted by IHS Markit is the premier annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers. The speakers list and agenda of CERAWeek 2017 reads like a Who's Who of the global energy industry and includes off-the-record discussion on key issues shaping the energy future, private summits and networking events. The 2016 speakers which included the President of Mexico, Foreign Minister of China, the Chairman of the State Grid Corporation, and the Managing Director of Russia & Caspian Energy and Eurasian Transportation Forum, and includes the leadership circle program.

Whether a company wants to identify the safest drilling location or value an oil or coal asset, IHS Markit says their 600+ energy experts and 800+ geoscientists and engineers can help.

On 24th January 2017, President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders that will allow construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to move forward. The TransCanada Corporation is behind the Keystone XL pipeline which was proposed in 2008 and is planned to run from Alberta, Canada, to the refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company Energy Transfer Equity is behind the Dakota Access pipeline which was announced in 2014 and is due to run from northwest North Dakota, USA, to Patoka, Illinois, USA.

IHS Markit acquisitions include the Canada land sales, rig activity & drilling records of CWD Inc. In early January 2017, 66.1 thousand hectares of land, including oil sands, were sold in Alberta, Canada, with an average sale price of $192.55 per hectare. IHS Markit also owns the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) which serves the energy supply chain worldwide; the Global Trade Information Service (GTIS), and Lloyd's Register of Ships. Over 90% of international trade occurs by shipping.



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Total Information Awareness
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The Internet of Things International Forum was launched by the EU projects IoT-i and CASAGRAS2 in collaboration with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) and China's Wuxi SensingNet. The latter is leading the Internet of Things International Standardisation aided by partner organisations such as the Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST).

Professor Chan-Mo Park is an emeritus professor at KAIST in South Korea, and also the Chancellor of Pyongyang University of Science & Technology in North Korea which has been accused of training some of North Korea's nuclear and missile development personnel. North Korean defectors Yi Choi, and Jang Se-yul who reportedly worked in the North Korean electronic warfare command, both claim that some graduates of the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology are assigned to the North Korean military Unit 121 for cyber warfare. Professor Chan-Mo Park is also a former president and still an active member of the Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association (KSEA), and the Honorary Chairman of the International Strategy and Reconciliation Foundation based in Washington DC.

Mr. Houlin Zhao of the People's Republic of China is the Secretary-General (Head) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which defined the Internet of Things and provided the blueprint for its development. The The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) such as radar, satellites, GPS, missile control, internet, mobiles, television, and radio for government, military, civil, and commercial use. Military use of ICTs include control of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles; long range guided missiles; aircraft-to-aircraft communication; and communication with ships and submarines.

Member states of the ITU include China, North Korea, USA, UK, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

The Master International Frequency Register is the ITU database in which all frequencies allocated to each of the 193 member states and 700+ Private-sector entities of the ITU are registered. Each state has to compile a National Table for Frequency Allocation (NTFA) as required in Article 5 (pp.37 - 178) of the ITU Radio Regulations. This ITU document (p.2) tells us that "Since radio waves ignore borders, international coordination of spectrum use is necessary, and the ITU Radio Regulations is the legal instrument that does this: it determines how the radio frequency spectrum is shared between different services and how satellite orbits are to be used, and it prescribes how equipment and systems must operate to ensure peaceful cohabitation, avoiding interference with each other, in today’s increasingly crowded airwaves." Here is the National Table for Frequency Allocation for Hong Kong. The USA and the UK NTFA give the frequencies used by the military. Mr. Houlin Zhao of China, as head of the ITU, has access to the government and military frequency allocations of all 193 member states of the ITU.

When a missile is launched and is heading towards its target, it is ASN.1 which ensures (p.25) that data transmitted by a GPS satellite is precisely the same as the structure of the data when received by the missile guidance system. It was the ITU that led the development and standardisation of ASN.1 and the ITU informs us that ASN.1 is a critical part of our daily lives, it is everywhere, but it works so well it is invisible. ASN.1 is compatible with, but independent of, programming languages, operating systems, and hardware. The uses of ASN.1 include air traffic control, security authentication & cryptography, mobile telephony & wireless networks, electronic cards & tags, ATM's & banking, transportation, website design, graphics & file transfer.  

One of the private sector members of the ITU is the Chinese company Huawei which was founded by Ren Zhengfei of the Chinese People's Liberation Army who held a position equivalent to a Deputy Regimental Chief. Huawei is the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, built the networks of over 80% of the world's top 50 telecommunications companies, and has numerous research & development centres and joint innovation centres in countries including, China, Russia, UK, USA, Iran, Iraq, UAE, Syria, Israel, France, Germany, and Belgium. In 2005, Huawei won the contract to upgrade the UK British Telecom 21st Century Network (21CN) which led to so-called concerns that UK telecommunication systems could be vulnerable to attack by China. In 2010 Huawei established a UK cyber security evaluation centre which is overseen by GCHQ. In 2011, John Suffolk, who was formerly the UK government's Chief Information Security Officer, became Global Head of Cyber Security at Huawei.

Huawei is a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) based in Washington DC, the Telecommunications Industry Association, North America (TIA), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and oneM2M which is the global standards partnership enabling the Internet of Things which is being developed to provide total information awareness. The Internet of Things is an international collaboration that includes China, Russia, USA, UK, European Union, Japan, and other countries (see slide 12). If the governments of only two or three countries were managing & controlling the Internet of Things, then that would make those countries more information aware than the other countries connected to The Internet of Things. All governments, therefore, will have equal access to the total amount of information collected by the Internet of Things.

Considering that governments have a ‘Common Purpose’ and are working together to develop the ‘Internet of Things’, then where do governments believe that potential threats are most likely to come from? The answer would seem to be the so-called 'global 99 percent'. In 2012 the UK government had a parliament & internet conference that included a session entitled 'Concepts of acceptable behaviour to protect and enhance trust - The road to North Korea.



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Donald Trump: A Rothschild Puppet
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Here is the list of people and the organisations they represent that make up the stategic and policy forum of President Donald Trump.


Rothschild Inc is a member of the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Lord Jacob Rothschild was a member of the Board of Directors at Blackstone until 2008 and is currently a member of Blackstone's International Advisory Board. Blackstone was founded in 1985 by Peter G. Peterson the former chairman of the Council of Foreign Relations and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The influential Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is named in his honour. Members of the Board of Directors at PIIE include Lynn Forester de Rothschild; David Rockefeller; Jacob Frenkel the Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International; Ben van Beurden, CEO of the Rothschild owned Royal Dutch Shell; Ginni Rometty the President, Charman, and CEO at IBM; Robert Zoellick the Chairman of Goldman Sachs International advisors and former president of the World Bank (2007-2012); and Caroline Atkinson the Head of Global policy at Google who was formerly an official at the International Monetary Fund and President Obama’s representative at gatherings of the Group of 8, Group of 20, and other major economic summits.

Larry Fink and Lynn Forester de Rothschild are members of the advisory board at 'Focusing Capital on the Long Term. Larry Fink co-founded BlackRock in 1988 under the corporate umbrella of Blackstone. According the The Economist where Lynn Forester de Rothschild is a member of the board of directors, "BlackRock "is the world's largest money manager" and "owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. (Indeed, it is the biggest shareholder in Pearson, in turn the biggest shareholder in The Economist.) It is easily the biggest investor in the world, with $4.1 trillion of directly controlled assets (almost as much as all private-equity and hedge funds put together) and another $11 trillion it oversees through its trading platform, Aladdin (see article)."

David Calhoun, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone is a member of the Board of Directors at Boeing. Other members of the Board of Directors at Boeing are Mike Zafirovsky an Executive Advisor at Blackstone; and Randall Stephenson, the Chairman & CEO at Rothschild owned AT&T. In 2000, Rothschild formed a strategic alliance withGlobal Technology Partners LLC which is headed by Boeing Director William J Perry who is a Director of J.P. Morgan H&Q Principals and was Bill Clinton's U.S. Secretary of Defense. One of the senior partners at Global Technology Partners LLC is Paul G. Kaminski who is a member of President Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board, and serves as a member of the Director of National Intelligence Senior Advisory Group, and the FBI Director’s Advisory Board. Kaminski is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Exostar and tells us that Global Technology Partners LLC is an exclusive affiliate of Rothschild North America.

Olivier Litzka is a Partner of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and is on the Board of Directors at Autonomic Technologies which is a Cleveland Clinic innovations spin off. Laurent Buiatti (p.136) who is Managing Director of Rothschild & Co and Managing Partner of Transaction R (Rothschild), was previously an analyst at Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, René Abate worked for 30 years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and remains a Senior Advisor to BCG.

Jamie Dimon is Chairman and CEO at JPMorgan Chase & Co. At the age of 21, J.P. Morgan was sent to the USA to work as an agent on behalf of N.M.Rothschild & Sons and his father J.S. Morgan. As well as arranging loans to the U.S. government, J.P. Morgan paid nearly two million dollars to buy into Edison's General Electric Company. Michael A. Neal who is presently a member of the Board of Directors at JPMorgan Chase & Co, was vice Chairman & CEO of General Electric Company.    

Global Infrastructure Partners was formed as a joint venture between General Electric (GE) Infrastructure and the Rothschild owned Credit Suisse which is the second largest bank in Switzerland. In an interview with Ariane de Rothschild published in March 2016, she is asked "How do you feel today in the Swiss financial industry?" and responds by mentioning only one bank - Credit Suisse.

Donald Trump has chosen Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon to be U.S. Secretary of State. Lee R. Raymond at JPMorgan Chase is a former Chairman of the Board and CEO of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. William C. Weldon is Chairman of the Board of Directors at JPMorgan Chase and is a Director of Exxon Mobil. (See Exxon here).

Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY. It was Rothschild, BlackRock and EY that carried out the Greek banking sector stress test in 2013.

IHS Markit, Headquartered in London is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide and has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Over 90% of International trade occurs by shipping. IHS Markit owns the Lloyds register of shipping which was founded by Nathan Mayer Rothschild; the Global Trade Information Service (GTIS); and the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS); and the Journal of Commerce (JOC) in the office of which much of the Federal Reserve Act was drafted by J.P. Morgan & others.

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Goodwill to the UN cried Lucifer
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The Lucis Trust was established in 1922 as the Lucifer Publishing Company by Alice and Foster Bailey to publish and disseminate the works of Alice Bailey, Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society on the subject of Occultism. Blavatsky is a descendant of the von Hahn family of Mecklenburg, which is the same family the Rothschild's claim to descend from. In Blavatsky's book entitled 'The Secret Doctrine', Blavatsky tells us (p.241) "the teachings of Christ were Occult teachings, which could only be explained at initiation. They were never intended for the masses, for Jesus forbade the twelve to go to the Gentiles and the Samaritans (Matth., X. 5), and repeated to his disciples that the "mystery of the kingdom of God" was for them alone, not for the multitudes (Mark, iv. 11). Blavatsky goes on to state that, it is "Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God"..."When the Church curses Satan, it curses the Cosmic reflection of God." (p.245). "Satan will be shown, in the teaching of the Secret Doctrine, to be allegorized as Good and Sacrifice, a God of Wisdom, under different names." (p.247). "Lucifer is divine and terrestrial Light, the "Holy Ghost" and "Satan," at one and the same time." (p.539). "The Logos and Satan are one." (p.541).

In Blavatsky's book 'The Key to Theosophy' which is written in the form of questions and answers, Blavatsky is asked, "Do you [Theosophists] believe in the God of the Christians, the Father of Jesus, and the Creator, the Biblical God of Moses, in short."? Blavatsky's answer is, "In such a God we do not believe...The God of theology, we say — and prove it — is a bundle of contradictions and a logical impossibility. Therefore, we will have nothing to do with him." The Blavatsky Theosophy Group UK tell us that "Madame Blavatsky asserts inThe Secret Doctrinethat the title of “Satan” belongs by right to Jehovah." And that "Jehovah corresponds to SATURN and is sometimes spoken of in the ancient teachings as a “son of Saturn".

Alice and Foster Bailey, the Lucis Trust tell us, were "serious students and teachers of Theosophy, and like the great teacher H.P. Blavatsky, for whom the Bailey's had enormous respect, sought to elicit a deeper understanding of the sacrifice made by Lucifer."  The Lucis Trust views Lucifer as one of the solar Angels, supposedly advanced beings that Theosophy says descended (thus “the fall”) from Venus to our planet eons ago to bring the principle of mind to what was then animal-man. In the theosophical perspective, the descent of solar Angels was not a fall into sin or disgrace but rather an act of great sacrifice.

Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Serves of the United Nations, is known as the 'Father of Global Education", 'Philosopher of the United Nations' and 'Prophet of Hope', conceived and co-created many United Nations programs and institutions. Muller won a contest initiated by the United Nations with an essay on world government. He was invited to join the UN as an intern in 1948. In the Preface of Robert Muller's World Core Curriculum Manual it is stated that: "The underlying philosophy upon which The Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey. The World Core Curriculum Manual and The World Core Curriculum Journal are published and sold by the Lucis Trust and the UN headquarters in New York.

The Lucis Trust has a meditation room (p.3) in the UN headquarters in New York, that was opened in 1957 by the late Dag Hammarskjöld who was then Secretary-General of the UN. See 'Letters on Occult Meditation' by Alice Bailey. The Lucis Trust has Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council which is the highest status granted by the UN to non-governmental organizations, thereby allowing them to participate in the work of the UN.  In Bailey's book Discipleship In the New Age II, (p. 220), she writes that, "Within the United Nations is the germ and the seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group – a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity. "The mind is the slayer of the Real. Slay thou the slayer" the disciple is commanded.

'World Goodwill' is a Lucis Trust initiative at the UN and is an accredited organization with the Department of Public Information, which is responsible for communicating the work of the UN to the world. One of the purposes of World Goodwill is to help prepare civilisation for "the coming world Teacher" (Lord Maitreya) who "will be mainly concerned, not with the result of past error and inadequacy, but with the requirements of a new world order and with the re-organisation of the social structure." Lord Maitreya is the entity that Theosophist organisations call the Christ, who they believe overshadowed [possessed] Jesus and had spoken through Jesus during his three year ministry and assisted Jesus in raising up his crucified body - but with new spiritual powers.

Another two Lucis Trust subsidiaries at the UN are the Aquarian Age Community (AAC) and the Temple of Understanding. The AAC tells us here about "The Spiritual Foundation of The United Nations" and that the AAC is inspired by the teachings set forth in the books by Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, and the Agni Yoga Society. The Temple of Understanding was founded to represent all world religions and promote interfaith dialogue and education. The plan, it would seem, is to convince people of all religions that the God/Supreme Being of their religion is fictitious and then get everyone worshiping one 'Lord of the World' that Theosophists call Sanat Kumara, with Lord Maitreya (the teacher) functioning under his guidance.

Just as the United Nations constitutes the precursor of a one world government, the Temple of Understanding can be seen as the basis for a one world religion. "The Great Invocation if given widespread distribution, say the Lucis Trust, can be to the new world religion what the Lord’s Prayer has been to Christianity and the 23rd Psalm has been to the spiritually minded Jew." Alice Bailey states that, "The meaning of this Invocation has been expressed in terms which are understandable, in a measure, to the average person because of its familiar wording, based on many Scriptural terms. But the true inner implications and significances are of very deep import and are not superficially apparent.

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The BIS, United Nations and International Legal System
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The privately owned Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is the world's oldest international financial organisation and was established in 1930 by three commercial banks, J.P. Morgan & Co of New York, the First National Bank of New York, the First National Bank of Chicago, and the privately owned Central Banks of Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Japan (p.445). Section 3 here informs us that "In common with many of its founding central banks in 1930, the BIS was given the legal structure of a limited company with an issued share capital." The BIS is the hub of the global financial system and owns the central banks of countries that together make up about 95% of world GDP.

Located in Basel, Switzerland, the BIS has legal immunities from any kind of financial regulation and/or judicial action in a court of law. The BIS legal immunities can also be made applicable to any banks, bankers, corporations or individuals of any country that are acting on behalf of the BIS. All legal disputes involving the BIS are dealt with through the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) that has no sitting Judges, the parties themselves select the arbitrators, and sessions are held in private and are confidential.

Article 1 of the Protocol regarding the immunities of the Bank for International Settlements informs us that, on the instructions of the Bank for International Settlements the property and assets held by any third party institution or person acting on behalf of the Bank for International Settlements shall be considered as entrusted to the Bank for International Settlements and shall enjoy the same immunities as the property and assets held by the Bank for International Settlements. (Also see Article 10). The host country agreement for the representative office of the BIS in Hong Kong (Article 3) and Mexico (Article 6) state that, "The Bank shall not be subject to any form of financial or banking supervision or obliged to implement any form of accounting standard".

Article 21(g) tells us that the BIS may buy and sell negotiable securities other than shares. Negotiable securities include certificates of interest in gas, oil, or other mineral rights. Corporations such as the Rothschild and/or Rockefeller controlled Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Rio Tinto Group, Glencore, BHP Billiton, and Exxon Mobil can be given the immunities of the BIS which has the role of intermediary for loan repayments to the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). When a country receives a loan from the WBG or IMF, the terms for repaying the loan often include allowing corporations in the extractive industries to undertake oil & gas drilling and mineral mining. To give an example, the Ecuadorian government is obliged, under the terms of loan agreements with the WBG & IMF, to divide the Ecuadorian Amazon into rectangles, or blocks, for concession to oil companies.

By using the Mauritian International Arbitration Act 2008, global corporations, such as the BIS, can have disputes settled by the Secretary-General of the PCA whose decisions are final and are not subject to appeal or review. The PCA enables disputes to be settled outside of the international legal system where corporations (and states) can fall foul of national and international laws. The United Nations insist that the PCA is not a United Nations agency, but the PCA does work very closely (pp.9 & 28) with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and other United Nations agencies. Miguel de Serpa Soares of Portugal is the current United Nations Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs, a member of the United Nations Senior Management Group, and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (p.32).

At the Peace Palace in The Hague, the PCA is located in the same building as the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ lacks automatic international compulsory jurisdiction, but, throughout its history, has misleadingly defined its role as "the judicial organ of the legal order of the international community as a whole."

The United Nations and the ICJ (World Court) were established by the same charter in 1945, under the direction of Baron Robert Rothschild and Paul Henri Spaak. The latter was a founding member (p.8) of the Bank for International Settlements, the 1st President of the United Nations, the 1st Chairman of the Council of Europe, and Secretary-General of NATO. Emma Rothschild is a founding member of the United Nations Foundation and remains a board member.

To end this blog-post on some notes about tax havens. Many accounting firms, law firms, investment banks, and commercial banks operate as a Professional Services Network whereby each outlet is not a branch of the firm, but is a separate legal and independent entity. Even if government's genuinely wanted to ban tax havens, it seems that at present they couldn't because of the legal immunities that have been given to the Rothschild's and their organisations the BIS, World Bank, IMF, OECD, and United Nations.

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Rothschild, AT&T, IBM
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An electrical telegraph was developed and patented in the United States in 1837 by Samuel Morse. His assistant, Alfred Vail, devised the dot & dash system that became known as Morse code. The first telegram in the United States was sent by Morse on 11 January 1838, across two miles of wire.

In 1837 George Peabody left Massachusetts and took up permanent residence in London.

August Belmont was the Rothschild agent in New York, USA, from 1837 and would become chairman of the Democratic National Committee, involved in the elections of U.S. President's Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. Belmont also spearheaded the campaign of Senator Stephen Douglas who was the main political rival of Abraham Lincoln. Many people believed that August Belmont led the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, and this belief forever after shadowed him and affected how he was viewed in public and private life.

Sir Curtis Lampson, George Peabody, and Samuel Gurney were among those who established the Atlantic Telegraph [Cable] Company in 1856.

The International Telegraph Convention in 1865 led to the formation of the International Telegraph Union now known as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is the United Nations agency for ICT including Internet and Satellites. The 1865 Convention was presided over by Prince Metternich of Austria (pp. 180; 183 & 184) with Mr. Drouyn de Lhuys (French Minister of Foreign Affairs) acting as chairman. You can find more info about Metternich & the Rothschild's here.

The Bell Telephone Company was founded by Alexander Graham Bell & partners in 1877. The Western Electric Company was purchased by Bell Telephone Company in 1881. One of the subsidiaries of Bell Telephone Company was the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T), established in 1885. J.P. Morgan became the controlling shareholder in Bell Telephone Company & AT&T.

Theodore Vail, cousin of Alfred Vail, became General Manager of Bell Telephone Company in 1878. Theodore Vail, photographed here at his home on Jekyll Island with J.P Morgan & William Rockefeller, also became the first president of AT&T. Meetings also took place on Jekyll Island to found the Federal Reserve.

In 1889, the tabulating machine was patented by Herman Hollerith.

Charles R. Flint, J.P. Morgan and August Belmont Jr combine in 1901 to consolidate factories in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Charles R Flint, August Belmont Jr, and others incorporated
Flint & Co in 1902.

In 1911, Charles R Flint bought out Hollerith and merged the Tabulating Machine Company with Computing Scale and ITR to form the Computing Tabulating Recording Company which would later be renamed IBM.

AT&T = 1st telephone exchanges, 1st transnational radio stations, 1st television broadcast, and Telstar was the 1st telecommunication satellite.

AT&T & BBC collaborated on 1st satellite TV broadcast via Goonhilly Downs which is a Rothschild Reserve in Cornwall.

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild was Director of IBM United Kingdom Holdings Limited, 1972-1995.

IBM & AT&T partner to develop the Internet of Things

IBM & Cisco Alliance

IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft ties with Chinese military runs deep. The Chinese military leads us to Huawei.

IBM.net was formerly "AT&T Business Internet Services"

IBM To Control The Weather (Company)


The Anthropogenic Global Warming Scam
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At the 1st World Wilderness Congress (WWC) in 1977, Edmund Leopold de Rothschild presented a paper to the congress (pp.47-52) entitled 'Raising the standards of living by means of large technical developments without endangering the flora and fauna'. Rothschild states in his presentation that, “Clearly, it is indeed possible to transform the landscape significantly to the benefit of mankind without at the same time having to despoil the environment." Rothschild goes on to add, "About a hundred years ago the famous German philosopher Nietzsche wrote: 'Inescapably, hesitatingly, terrible like fate, the great task approaches: how should the earth as a whole be administered? To what end should man, no longer a people or a race, be raised and bred?” Rothschild then asks the rhetorical question, "Can we control the elements, harness nature itself and still retain our humanity?" And then offers his answer in the closing remarks: "Teilhard de Chardin, the French theologian, so very wisely wrote: Some day after mastering the winds, the waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."


The Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves (SPNR), which was formed by Charles Rothschild, identified 284 key sites in the UK to be ‘preserved in perpetuity’, which eventually became known as the Rothschild Reserves . After several name changes it became The Royal Society for Nature Conservation in 1981 and is now called the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. A Rothschild Reserve at Dungeness headland in Kent, UK, has a nuclear power station on it. And another Rothschild Reserve at Lizard Point in Cornwall, UK, is site to one of the world's largest satellite tracking and communication stations.


In 1983, the UN General Assembly set up the World Commission on Environment and Development, known as the Brundtland Commission after its chairperson, Gro Harlem Brundtland, who, at that time, was Norwegian Prime Minister. "The Brundtland report, published in 1987 as Our Common Future, declared that the time had come for a marriage between the environment and the economy and used the term "sustainable development" as the way to ensure that economic development would not endanger the ability of future generations to enjoy the fruits of the earth."

George Hunt tells us that he was a delegate at the 4th WWC in 1987 when Edmund L. de Rothschild stated, without scientific basis, that CO2 is the cause of global warming. The 4th WWC proposed the founding of a World Conservation Bank which issues loans, primarily to third world countries, taking land as collateral. If a country can't repay the loan(s) plus interest, the Rothschild's World Conservation Bank gets the land. The Rothschild's can thereby possibly gain control of the third world which represents 30% of the land surface of the Earth.


The World Conservation Bank led to the establishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 1991 with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Program, and the World Bank responsible for implementing projects. The GEF was restructured at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and moved out of the World Bank system to become a separate institution.

At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, Al Gore led the U.S. Senate delegation, and Maurice Strong was Secretary-General at that Summit. Maurice Strong also helped establish the United Nations Foundation (UNF) along with Emma Rothschild and Ted Turner. Maurice Strong and Al Gore are both Foundation Directors of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that has an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for international bankers, business leaders, political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists to discuss global issues. Maurice Strong can be found here on the Steering Committee of the WEF Global Governance Initiative. Maurice Strong is also a former Chairman of the World Resources Institute where Al Gore was a member of the board of directors.

Al Gore co-founded the company
Generation Investment Management (GIM) in 2004 to invest in Green Energy, Green Tech, and other companies producing so-called environmentally friendly products. In 2006, Al Gore released the documentary film 'An Inconvenient Truth' to a worldwide audience, and GIM investors raked the profits in.

The mission of GIM is to accelerate the transition towards
Sustainable Capitalism - an economic system within which businesses maximise long-term financial returns by incorporating all costs and benefits (environmental, social and governance) in to pricing regardless of whether or not they are currently attributed with an economic 'price tag' by society.

GIM
partnership organisations include the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), UN Global Compact, and the Global Impact Investment Network. A 2010 report from J.P.Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation estimated that profits up to $667 billion could be gained from Impact Investing by 2020. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is Chairman of the J.P. Morgan International Council. More information about Impact Investing can be found here.

In August 2003, Sir Brandon Gough became Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA). In November 2009, hackers gained access to a server used by the UEA's Climatic Research Unit and stole a large quantity of data, anonymously posting online more than 1,000 emails and more than 2,000 other documents. Sceptics of anthropogenic global warming claimed that the data provided evidence that scientists were collaborating globally to manipulate climate data. Sir Brandon Gough had previously been Deputy Chairman of SG Warburg Group, Chairman of De la Rue, and Chair of Common Purpose Charitable Trust.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer and works closely with governments, the BIS, central banks, and commercial organisations around the world. Rupert Middleton is Chief Operating Officer at De La Rue, and President of the British Printing Industry Federation. His wife, Julie Middleton, is Founder & CEO of Common Purpose Charitable Trust. You can read more about Rothschild and Common Purpose here.

In January 2011, E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company owned by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and his wife Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild acquired a 70% controlling stake in Weather Central, the world’s leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services for television, web, and mobile. Weather Central was subsequently merged with The Weather Channel, formerly known as The Weather Company, which is owned by NBC Universal, Bain Capital, and Blackstone Group. Sir Evelyn de Rothschild talks here about a subsidiary of the Weather Channel called myweather.com which is also known as weather.co.uk.

Lord Jacob Rothschild is a member of the International Advisory Board at Blackstone Group, under whose umbrella BlackRock was founded. And according to 'The Economist', "[BlackRock] owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. It is easily the biggest investor in the world, with $4.1 trillion of directly controlled assets (almost as much as all private-equity and hedge funds put together) and another $11 trillion it oversees through its trading platform, Aladdin." You can read more about BlackRock here and here.



Rothschild & Big Banking Groups.
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In 1811, John Charles Herries became British commissary-in-chief and was responsible for the regular supply of the British armies in Spain and France. The Rothschild archive tells us that Nathan Mayer Rothschild and his brothers were commissioned by John Charles Herries to co-ordinate the supply of coin to pay Wellington's troops on campaign. The Rothschild archive (p.25) informs us that Nathan Mayer Rothschild and John Charles Herries "could reasonably be described as having been unofficial business partners." In subsequent years, J.C. Herries would become Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Chancellor of the Exchequer; and Master of the mint. His uncle, Sir Robert Herries, founded the bank Herries, Farquhar & Co. The brothers of Sir Robert Herries, Charles and William, also worked at the bank. Charles was the father of J.C. Herries. You can read more about some members of the Herries family here.

Robert Herries was recruited by Coutts Brothers & Co. where he was appointed head of their London-based commission and exchange business. In 'Memoirs of a Banking-House' by Sir William Forbes, we are informed (p.27) that the Coutts brothers connection with the firm Coutts Brothers & Co was severed in 1771, leaving Sir Robert Herries (received knighthood in 1774) and his partners Sir William Forbes and James Hunter Blair in control. Herries, Forbes, and Blair changed the name of the bank to Coutts & Co which is now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. It is worth noting that the historical timeline on the Coutts website does not mention Herries, Forbes, or Blair. Sir William Forbes, James Hunter & Company which was previously named John Coutts & Co (p.45) is owned by the Bank of Scotland which is part of the Lloyds Banking Group.

The Big Four UK-based banking groups.

HSBC (Hong-Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation)
The Rothschild Family and the company Jardine Matheson have a business history that goes back to 1838. Jardine Matheson has a 20% stake in Rothschild Continuation HoldingsJardine Matheson & Co was formed in Canton, China, in 1832 by William Jardine and James Sutherland MathesonThomas Sutherland wrote the prospectus of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) with the intention that it should be the property and concern of the China merchants. Thomas Sutherland was nominated as the first vice-president of HSBC.

Jardine Matheson & Co formed a co-partnership in 1869 that included Robert Jardine, William Keswick, and four others. The British and China Corporation (BCC) was founded by Jardine Matheson & Co and HSBC In 1898. William Jardine was the uncle of James Johnstone Keswick. The latter was the first of the Keswick family to become Taipan (Chairman & Managing Director) of Jardine Matheson. (p.224). The Keswick family control the Jardine Matheson Group.

Here is Adam Keswick at Rothschild Continuation Holdings.  Adam Keswick is the son of Sir Chips Keswick. The latter has been a director of the Bank of England since 1993. His father Sir William Johnstone Keswick was also a director of the Bank of England from 1955 and 1973.

In 1948, Sir Michael Herries, went to work for the Hong Kong trading house Jardine Matheson in London. The following year he was posted to Hong Kong. Sir Michael Herries became a director of Jardine Matheson in 1959 and its taipan (resident chairman and managing director) in 1963. At the end of 1970 he left Hong Kong, returning to Britain to become chairman of Jardine Matheson's London operation until 1975.

In 2010, Europe’s leading independent insurance brokers Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Siaci Saint-Honoré, GrECo Group, and Ecclesia Gruppe signed an exclusive agreement. The Jardine Lloyd Thompson network extends across 135 countries, making it one of the largest networks in the International Insurance sector. The capital of the holding company Siaci Saint-Honoré is held by the management (20% of the capital), Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild Group (45%), Jardine Lloyd Thomson (20%) and the Rothschild Paris Orléans (15%).

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
While serving as Chairman of Jardine Matheson, Sir Michael Herries also joined the board of the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1972. Sir Michael Herrries was Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group from 1978-1991. NatWest bank is also a part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

In 2007, in a consortium with Banco Santander and Fortis, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group acquired the Dutch banking group ABN AMRO. The acquisition led to the end of an eleven year joint venture between ABN AMRO and Rothschild known as ABN AMRO Rothschild LLC. The Rothschild banking family and ABN AMRO can be found here at Leveraged Capital Holdings NV which began operating in 1969 under the sponsorship of the LCF Rothschild Group and MeesPierson. (p.4).

HM Treasury Secretary John Kingman, was the first chief executive (2008-2009) of UK Financial Investments (UKFI), the company set up to manage the government’s stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, and Northern Rock after the 2008 financial crisis. From 2010 - 2012, John Kingman worked for the Rothschild group as global co-head of the financial institutions group, and then returned to the UK Treasury as Second Permanent Secretary in 2012. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) received a reported £45.5 billion, making it the costliest bank bailout in history.

In 2013, HM Treasury announced that Slaughter & May, Rothschild, and BlackRock Solutions would work together to review the case for splitting off the bad assets of RBS into a separate legal entity - The three options being considered are a bank run by an independent team within the company; a bank backed by the central bank; or a separate taxpayer-supported bank.

The above mentioned BlackRock is the world's largest money manager. According the The Economist, BlackRock "owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. (Indeed, it is the biggest shareholder in Pearson, in turn the biggest shareholder in The Economist.) Its reach extends further: to corporate bonds, sovereign debt, commodities, hedge funds and beyond. It is easily the biggest investor in the world, with $4.1 trillion of directly controlled assets (almost as much as all private-equity and hedge funds put together) and another $11 trillion it oversees through its trading platform, Aladdin (see article)." Lynn Forester de Rothschild is a member of the Board of Directors at The Economist Group, and a member of the advisory board at 'Focusing Capital on the Long Term along with Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock.

In 1988, Larry Fink co-founded BlackRock under the corporate umbrella of Blackstone. Lord Jacob Rothschild was a member of the Board of Directors at Blackstone until 2008 and is currently a member of Blackstone's International Advisory Board. BlackRock split from Blackstone in 1992 (p.3). Peter G. Peterson founded Blackstone in 1985 which was renamed The Blackstone Group. The influential Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) was named in his honour in 2006. The board of directors at PIIE include Lynn Forester de Rothschild, David Rockefeller, Peter G. Petersen, Alan Greenspan, Paul Volcker, and Jean-Claude Trichet who is also Chairman of the Group of ThirtySir David Walker, Chairman of Barclays is a trustee and senior member of the Group of Thirty.

Barclays
Barclays traces its origins back to 1690 when John Freame and Thomas Gould started trading as goldsmith bankers in Lombard Street, City of London. The name "Barclays" became associated with the business in 1736, when James Barclay, the son-in-law of John Freame, became a partner in the business.  The first wife of David Barclay was Martha Hudson; their daughter Agatha Barclay married Richard Gurney and was mother of Hudson Gurney. (pp.275-6). In 1785, John Tritton, who had married a Barclay, was made a partner, and the business became "Barclay, Bevan, Barclay and Tritton".

Nathan Mayer Rothschild founded the Alliance British and Foreign Life and Fire Assurance Company in 1824 (p.4). And one of the subsidiary companies was the Alliance Marine Assurance Company (p.11). Lionel Nathan Rothschild and Samuel Gurney are named as Presidents of the Alliance Marine Assurance Company. George Peabody and Samuel Gurney Jnr are mentioned here as directors of the Alliance Marine Assurance Company.

In 1896, twenty private banks in England amalgamated to form Barclay and Company Limited. The surname Gurney, and the surname Barclay are to be found in fourteen of the private banks. The Barclays website informs us that by 1838, the Gurneys were described as 'exercising an influence and a power inferior to that of no banking establishment in Great Britain - that of the Bank of England alone excepted'. And that "Alexander's went on to merge with Gurney’s, the biggest country bank to take part in the 1896 amalgamation." James Alexander was a director at both the Alliance British and Foreign Life and Fire Assurance Company, and the Alliance Marine Assurance Company.

In December 2009, BlackRock purchased Barclays Global Investors. An article in the Guardian newspaper (7 Nov 2013) mentions that Katherine de Rothschild (Kate) is the wife of Marcus Agius, ex-Chairman of Barclays who resigned over the Libor scandal. Anthony Salz, Vice Chairman of Rothschild, was chosen to undertake a review of Barclays during of the Libor scandal to ensure that reviewed documentation and business practices were as they should be. You can read more about Anthony Salz here.

John Varley, former Chief Executive of Barclays plc is a member of the board of directors at BlackRock. PNC Financial Services Group owns "approximately one-quarter of BlackRock." Steve Thieke was a Director of PNC Financial Services Group until 2011. Thieke has served as a member of the Board of Directors at PNC Financial Services Group for nine years, was Executive Vice-President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the UK Financial Services Authority.

Reuben Jeffery III is a member of the Board of Directors at Barclays plc, and is currently CEO and a director of Rockefeller & Co Inc. and Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. Reuben is also a member of the International Advisory Committee at J Rothschild Capital Management, which operates as a subsidiary of RIT Capital Partners plc, registered office 27 St James's Place, London, SW1A. Andrew Knight is Chairman of J Rothschild Capital Management. He serves as a Member of the Council of management of the Ditchley Foundation. And has been the Chairman of Times Newspapers Limited since September 2012. He also served as Non Executive Director of Reuters Holdings PLC.

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Bank was founded in Birmingham in 1765 by John Taylor and Sampson Lloyd II. In 1770 Sampson Lloyd's sons Sampson III and Charles co-founded the bank Hanbury, Taylor, Lloyd, and Bowman at 60 Lombard Street, City of London. Sampson III sister, Mary Lloyd, was married to Osgood Hanbury. Another sister of Sampson III, Rachel, married David Barclay in 1767, which resulted in the Lloyd brothers association with Barclay's counting house, now Barclay’s Bank. David Barclay had previously been married to Martha Hudson; their daughter Agatha Barclay married Richard Gurney and was mother of Hudson Gurney. (pp.275-6). The company Herries, Farquhar & Co was acquired by Lloyds bank in 1893.

In June 2000, Halifax Group plc acquired 60% of the issued share capital of
St. James's Place (SJP
), a company co-founded by Lord Jacob Rothschild
. Halifax merged with Bank of Scotland in September 2001 to create HBOS plc. The latter now held the 60% stake in SJP.

Sir Victor Blank (pp. 43 & 52) was Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group from 2006 - 2010, and is the Chair of Rothschild Foundation Europe. In October 2008, Gordon Brown announced that government must be a "rock of stability" resulted in an "unprecedented" government action: the Treasury would infuse £37 billion of tax-payers money into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert financial sector collapse or UK "banking meltdown". "It was not "standard public ownership" and the banks would return to private investors "at the right time", said Brown. The 60% stake in SJP was passed to Lloyds Banking Group on its acquisition of HBOS in 2009.

Lloyd's of London: The website of HM Revenue & Customs informs us that "Lloyd’s [of London] is not an insurance company. It is a market in which independent insurance underwriters join together in syndicates to sell insurance, mainly through brokers, under the umbrella of the Lloyd’s brand name."

In February 1688, Edward Lloyd’s Coffee House in Tower Street, City of London, was referred to for the very first time in the London Gazette. By 1691, Lloyd's Coffee House had become the recognized centre of shipbroking and marine insurance. Edward Lloyd moved premises to No.16 Lombard Street, City of London, and there Lloyds Coffee House remained from 1691 - 1785.

The Lloyd's of London website states that in 1824, "Lloyd’s entered a difficult period. A Bill was finally passed ending the company monopolies and restrictions on insurance which had so favoured Lloyd’s, and so prompting Nathan Rothschild to found his rival insurance firm, the Alliance Assurance Company (now RSA Insurance Group). Subscribers at Lloyd’s began to fall away."

Lloyd's register of British and Foreign shipping first appeared in 1834. Alliance Marine Assurance Company (founded by N.M. Rothschild); London Assurance Corporation; Indemnity Mutual Marine Assurance Company; and the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation, each agreed to funding of one hundred guineas per annum. The 'Alliance British & Foreign Life & Fire Assurance Company' founded by Nathan Mayer Rothschild (p.4) was renamed the 'Alliance Assurance Company' in 1886. (p.11).

In 2014, According to Lloyd's of London, there are 94 syndicate members.
covering all classes of business from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.


UK Watchdogs: Financial Services Industry.

Financial Services Authority (FSA).
From 2008-2012, Lord Adair Turner
was simultaneously Chairman of the FSA and a member of the Bank of England Court of Directors.

Peter Fisher, Senior Managing Director of BlackRock, was also a board member of the FSA.

In 2012, the FSA became two separate regulatory authorities: The Financial Conduct Authority, and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The board of directors at the FCA includes Jane Platt
who was Chief Executive of Barclays Stockbrokers and Barclays Bank Trust Company before moving to Reuters as President of their global division, Services for Asset Managers. It should be noted that Pehr Gyllenhammar (not on FCA board) is Chairman of the Reuters Founders Share Company, Vice Chairman of Rothschild (Europe), and senior advisor to Rothschild Group worldwide.

Sir Brian Pomeroy CBE, previously joined the FSA Board in November 2009. He was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting, and a Nominated Member of the Council of Lloyd's.

Mick McAteer previously joined the FSA Board in November 2009. At EU level, he is Chairman of the European Commission's Financial Services User Group. And was previously Chairman of the European Commission's Financial Users Panel (FINUSE) and member of the Consultative Panels of the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pension Supervisors (CEIOPS), Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS).

David Harker CBE is a non-executive director of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, and was formerly a member of the FSA’s Financial Capability Working Group, the NHS Modernisation Board, and the Cabinet Office’s Delivery Council.

Martin Wheatley is the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority. He previously joined the FSA on 1 September 2011. He previously served as CEO for five years at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission. Before this, he held various roles including Deputy Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group plc.

Interstellar and Intergalactic Space Travel.
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The 100 year starship project aims to make human travel beyond our solar system a reality by the year 2112 and is dedicated to identifying and pushing the radical leaps in knowledge and technology needed to achieve interstellar flight.


A way has been found to coax photons into binding together to form molecules -- a state of matter that, until recently, had been purely theoretical. The coherent interactions between individual photons may enable a wide variety of scientific and engineering applications.


It is now possible to construct a digital photograph of a photon, which might be useful to scientists researching synthetic molecules, in order to produce synthetic photons that could be digitally/electronically controlled.


Here is an article about synthetic biology regarding the digital genome -
"This cell's lineage is the computer, it's not any other genetic code". If digital molecules can be produced, then producing digital photons may also be possible.


Could the outer shell/layer(s) of a starship be made out of photons and/or synthetic photons? And would a collection/group of photons the size of a starship be able to travel en-masse at or close to the speed of light?


On another note, robots could possibly be constructed that are capable of using the technology and techniques needed to produce test tube humans incubated in artificial wombs. Robots might also bottle feed, nappy change, and nurture the first generation of humans on exoplanet(s).


Not all exoplanets will be suitable for human habitation. Such planets, however, could be suitable locations for robots to use 3D printers to construct telecommunication masts, which would be erected by robots to connect the Interplanetary Internet, which may, over time, become an Intergalactic Interplanetary Internet. Robots could also erect structures such as accommodation for humans.


The Milky Way Galaxy is about 100,000 light years across and 1,000 light years deep. The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy is about 75,000 light years from the Milky Way galaxy. M81 and M82 are also nearby galaxies that are about 12 million light years away.


Even if a starship could travel at the speed of light, it could take tens of thousands or even millions of earth years to travel to other galaxies. Robots could possibly survive such a long journey and produce test tube humans when they get to a planet suitable for human habitation.

Apparently "Most physicists think that faster-than-light particles cannot exist because they are not consistent with the known laws of physics." Physicist, however, do have an understanding of the properties a particle such as a tachyon would need to have to be able to travel faster than the speed of light. Therefore, it may be possible to create what are currently thought to be hypothetical faster-than-light particles such as Tachyons.

Could the outer shell/layer(s) of a starship be made out of synthetic/digital tachyons and/or other faster-than light particle(s). And would a collection/group of tachyons and/or other faster-than-light particle(s) the size of a starship be able to travel en-masse faster than the speed of light?

Further reading:

The Noahide Laws
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On March 20, 1991, U.S. Public Law 102-14 was signed by U.S. President George Bush Sr, and states that "Congress recognizes...ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws...society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society...Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered...in tribute to this great spiritual leader, 'the rebbe', this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of `education and giving', the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws...this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state."

Those who adhere to the Noahide Laws are known as Bnei Noah (Children of Noah or Noahides). An adherent of Chabad is refered to as a Lubavitcher. "So, are Jews also considered Noahides? After all, they too are descendants of Noah" We are told that the answer is "No, this is properly a category for Gentiles only. The Noahide Laws were revealed long before Abraham. The people of Israel, whom we know today as Jews, are descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. They have their own unique and special covenant and mission to the world as expressed in the Torah revealed to Moses at Sinai. Israel is to be separate from 'the nations' (Numbers 23:9; Exodus 19:5-6)."

In 2011 the Noahide organisations 7for70 and noahide.org received official recognition from the United Nations and are authorised to work in the UN. “Their first official visit to the UN included participation in selecting the new judges for the International Criminal Court…” The first of the Noahide Laws is Courts and the appointment of Judges. The punishment for breaking any one of the Noahide Laws is death by decapitation. The capital sentence can be passed on the testimony of a single witness, by a single judge, and without the warning about punishment.

On chabad.org (Halacha 14) we are told that Gentiles are obligated to set up judges and magistrates in every major city to render judgement concerning the Noahide Laws. And it is stated here that, "...the imposition of capital punishment by a non-Jewish state under the principle of dina de'malchuta dina does not require the application of strict evidentiary and procedural rules as in Jewish law. For instance, the testimony of one witness or the defendant's confession might suffice to convict a defendant."

October 2004 saw the re-establisment of the Sanhedrin in Israel. The Sanhedrin's website has a section entitled Jerusalem Court for Issues of Bnei Noah, which reads, "The purpose of this court is to rule on the legal aspects of issues concerning Bnei Noah: biblical and internationally recognized principles as a basis for legal reciprocity in international law...This court has been set up to serve the needs of B'nei Noach worldwide. Judaism does not view itself as a universal religion, instead it sees itself as a national faith...There is however a basic minimum common to all proper faiths, and this is the Noahide teachings." On the website of noahide.org, we are informed that, “The non-Jews have the full length and breadth of Torah—they just have a different role in it...While Jewish law does not prohibit proselytization, it does not call for a world of Jewish converts, either. The traditional messianic vision, as articulated most famously in the Book of Isaiah, is of a world at peace in which everyone acknowledges one God, even if all do not adopt Judaism."

Here is a 2001 White House picture of President George W. Bush at the lighting of the 9 branched 'Hanukkah Menorah'. Menachem Mendel Schneerson was born on the 11th day of Nisan (Nisan means 'their flight'). On the Chabad website we are informed of how Rabbi Abraham Shemtov told of an urgent meeting President George W. Bush held with Jewish leaders immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The tradition of the White House Hanukkah party was started by President George W. Bush on December 10, 2001, when he stated, "Tonight, for the first time in American history, the Hanukkah menorah will be lit at the White House residence..." Here is George W. Bush in 2006 with Rabbi Yakov Cohen of the worldwide Institute of Noahide Code, discussing the 'Road Map to World Peace' based on the Seven Noahide Laws. Hanuakkah menorah lightings also take place in the U.K. parliament, Australian parliament, and Internationally.

People are informed by Barack Obama in this 2013 Presidential Proclamation that "This day recalls the memory of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe...His work strengthened ties between people around the world." And Obama's 2009 proclamation asks people to, "look to the future with a renewed sense of civic engagement and common purpose." President Obama also hosted the first Passover Seder to be held in the White House. More information about U.S. Presidents and the Lubavitch movement can be found here. You can also find proclamations by other U.S. Presidents that mention Menachem Mendel Schneerson by searching here for 'education and sharing'.

In the Jewish calendar, the 9/11 attacks took place during the month of Elul, which is the month of repentance and redemption, and considered "a most opportune time for teshuvah ("return" to G-d)." The Chabad website states that "we don't sin to do Teshuvah, but according to our sages, a sin can take you higher than all the mitzvahs could ever reach—if you do teshuvah out of love." On the Sanhedrin website, there is a link to the 1st Covenant Foundation aka the Rainbow Covenant, where there is an article entitled 'Noah and 9/11'. In the Bible, God's covenant with Noah is to be found in Genesis Chapter 9. Menachem Mendel Schneerson would have been 99 (9x11) in 2001.

ICTS International is the Israeli company that handled security at 9/11 airports. The ICTS International daughter company, I-SEC, has another daughter company called PI (Pro-Check International). On the website of the U.S. Government Securities and Exchange Commission, page 82 of SEC File 0-28542 states that, "ICTS Europe was sold by ICTS [International] in 2002...In September 2002, ICTS [International] and ICTS Europe  established  a joint venture, ICTS  Netherlands  Airport  Services ("NAS"), owned equally by the parties...NAS commenced operations in December 2002...The joint venture declared dividend in 2005."

In Genesis Chapter 9, we are told that after the flood, God used a rainbow to seal his Covenant with Noah - a rainbow of seven colours. The 7for70 website tells us that, "For Noah Descendants the Rainbow (together with Menora) became the symbol also coz it always reminds us about how much it is important for this world to exist that mankind must observe Seven Laws..." Both the seven colours of the rainbow and the seven branched Temple Menora (7/7) are used as symbols for the Seven Noahide Laws.

At the time of 7/7 in 2005, a subsidiary of ICTS Europe called 'ICTS (UK) Ltd' based in Tavistock Square, London, provided security for the company whose bus exploded in the same Tavistock Square, London. In 2004 Metronet Rail announced that Verint Systems had been selected to enhance security of the London Underground and that Verint's networked video system [CCTV] was to be installed on the entire London Underground.

Verint software, which is used by over 5,000 organizations in over 100 countries worldwide, generates actionable intelligence through the collection, retention and analysis of voice, fax, video, email, Internet and data transmissions from multiple communications networks. Verint Systems are also reported to be involved in the Prism Surveillance Program. More info on Verint Systems here. More information on Surveillance here.

Major General Daniel Rothschild was Deputy Director of Israeli Military Intelligence and Chief of the Intelligence Research and Analysis Department. Major General Daniel Rothschild is also Deputy Chairman of the Israeli board of the America Israel Friendship League, and Director at Investec bank. (More info on the Rothschild further on).

What is Zionism? "Zionism — the Jewish national renaissance movement — is one of the most misunderstood examples of modern nationalism. Part of the reason is that Zionism is founded on a paradox. In an attempt to transform the Jewish people into being like all other nations, Zionism sought a contemporary solution to the “Jewish problem” by returning Jews to their ancestral homeland. Although secular Zionist thinkers drew upon sacred Jewish traditions of rebirth and restoration, they discarded or recast anything not connected to restoration, especially religious rituals. Zionism is thus an endeavor to restore the Jew to his historical roots through national revival while “rebelling against Jewish history;” an effort to re-establish Jewish tradition while redefining Jewish practice and ritual; an attempt to enable Jews to live in their own land like every other nation, while stressing the distinctive elements in their history, culture, and society."

Under the leadership of Menachem Mendel Schneerson "Chabad was transformed within a few short decades from a small hasidic sect into a thriving global network...In accordance with the Rebbe’s instructions, Lubavitchers have also assumed responsibility for convincing non-Jews to follow the Noahide Laws, a set of seven moral imperatives the Talmud claims are binding on all mankind. Owing to this fervent activism, Chabad is now the most widespread and vibrant Jewish organization in the world; in some countries, such as France, Australia, and almost all of the former Soviet republics, Chabad has effectively become Judaism’s public face...in a recent book titled 'The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference', historian and Orthodox rabbi David Berger demonstrates that one faction of Chabad no longer presents the Rebbe as “only” the messiah, but instead goes so far as to identify him with God himself."

The 'High Council of Bnei Noah' was officially recognised by the Sanhedrin, in 2006, as an international Noahide organization for teaching humanity the Noahide Laws. The purpose of the 'High Council is "To form a vessel through which the Torah, from Zion (via the Sanhedrin) can effectively serve non-Jewish communities around the world, [and] transform the Noahide movement from a religious phenomenon - a curiosity many have not heard of - into a powerful international movement that can successfully compete with, and with G-d's help bring about the fall of, any religious movement...". Here we read, "Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, a leader of the Italian Muslim Assembly, addressed the assembly, speaking about B'nei Noah in Islam: "Islamic law holds within it the seven laws of Noah and can be taught correctly to the Muslims of the world."

Information about Four Ways of the Death Penalty can be found on the 7for70 website, “Execution of the death penalty is the component and integral part of the first of Seven Biblical Laws – about establishment of courts and appointment of judges. However the death penalty itself can be used as punishment for deliberate and conscious infringement upon one of Seven Laws only when Jerusalem Temple exists." However, this website states that, "The Children of Noah have an obligation to have their own Noahide courts, independent of the Holy Temple and the Sanhedrin of the Jews."

It seems that the Third Holy Temple has/will be built at 770 and/or one of the replicas of 770 and then subsequently transported to Jerusalem. There is a replica of 770 in Kfar Chabad Israel, as well as other locations. On page 20 of this document we are told that "770 is where the Beis HaMikdash [temple] will first come down and from there it will return to Yerushalayim". And the poem on page 39 of this document says, "For it is specifically in 770 where the sh'chinah [dwelling place] will first appear...770 whose wall is attached to the Beis HaMikdash [temple]". Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the Rebbe) lived in the Lubavitch World Headquarters, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, from 1942 until his death in 1994. "...the Rebbe was quoted as saying that ever since the shechina removed itself from the Jewish people, it has resided in the home of each generation’s leader, which constitutes the 'primary lesser sanctuary that God provides for Israel during the exile in place of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem'. In other words, the divine presence resides at 770 Eastern Parkway..."

On this Chabad website, we read, "...the number 770 is a multiple of the number seven. Our Sages teach, "All the sevenths are cherished,"...reflected in the Jewish people’s task of drawing the Divine Presence down to the earth, so that the Divine Presence becomes manifest...the task of our generation, the seventh generation -- to hasten the coming of the Era of the Redemption, the era in which G-d will again reveal His Presence in the world openly...". And page 13 of this document tells us, “All the appointed times have passed”...We understand from this that the continuation of the avoda to follow – as long as Moshiach Tzidkeinu is delayed for some (completely unknown) reason – is not “the avoda of elevation,” as the avoda of elevation has been finished and completed". Considering that the dwelling place of the Moshiach [Messiah] is in the Beis HaMikdash [Temple], it is possible that the temple has already been built, and is awaiting transportation to Jerusalem.

"Medrash teaches that G-d Himself will build the Third Temple, and it will descend out of the fire from Heaven, onto its appointed place on earth, the Temple Mount. Rashi (the chief and classical bible commentator, circa 1200 C.E.) and Tosefos, (an academy of European scholars circa 1300C.E.) and many other authorities subscribe to this view, and this has become the popular view of the Jewish people." Chabad-Lubavitch believe that if they build the Third Temple, they can hasten the coming of the Messiah.

The Rothschild family have an association with the Lubavitch movement. David Rothschild is author of this two volume series of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's holy-day essays. And on the website of the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, we are informed that, "Mr. Daniel Rothschild is the President of the Jewish Federation of Switzerland and a dedicated supporter of his local Chabad Center. He came from Basel with Rabbi Wishedsky, Basel's Chabad Shliach, for the [Chabad-Lubavitch] conference. “We need the input of Chabad to make Jewish life more prosperous in Switzerland,” he [Daniel Rothschild] told Lubavitch.com." Daniel Rothschild aka 'Daniel A. Rothschild' is the proprietor of Daniel A. Rothschild Consulting. Daniel Rothschild, a long time member of SCHWEIZERISCHE ISRAELITISCHE EMANZIPATIONS-STIFTUNG (SIES), in Basel, Switzerland, and was until 2012 also President of SIMON UND HILDEGARD ROTHSCHILD-STIFTUNG (SHRS) in Zürich, Switzerland. The current President of SHRS is Jacqueline Rothschild-Dietisheim who was formerly Director of Rothschild Bank AG in Zurich.

Prior to 1917, Russian Zionist group Hovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) and Bilu set up a series of Jewish settlements (1870-1890) in the Land of Israel, financially aided by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild.

The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) is a letter from UK Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild, which states that, "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." The Balfour Declaration provided powerful leverage in the quest by Jews to establish the homeland of Israel. More information can be found here and here.

"Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1926 - 1997) was the richest and most successful of his family since the late 19th century...With his investments in Geneva, Israel, London, the United States and Italy...he came nearest of all his family to recreating the famous international set-up of the founders [of the Rothschild dynasty]... perhaps even more important in his life than business and marriage was Israel. In the 1880s his grandfather Edmond...had been responsible for financing and guiding the very first Jewish settlements in what was then Palestine..."

In 2003, the UK and French Rothschild branches merged to become one umbrella entity called 'Group Rothschild' (now called 'Rothschild International Group AG'). The French branch (Paris Orléans) now fully own 'N M Rothschild & Sons' of London. Paris Orléans holds 100% of a company called Concordia BV which is registered and legally domiciled in the Netherlands. Concordia BV, in turn, controls 'Rothschild Continuation Holdings AG' registered and legally domiciled in Zug, Switzerland. Rothschild Continuation Holdings AG, in turn, controls all the Rothschild Group’s banking activities.

The 1st Covenant Foundation has this to say about the Rothschild family: "Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the founder of the family, has, as far as we can see, no Jewish descendants - or anyway, no Jewish descendants who are recognized by other Rothschilds as members of the family - now living. After two generations, they began marrying non-Jews, converted to other religions, rejected the Torah or forgot it, baptized their children as Christians or took up new religions, and raised their children ignorant of the Torah that Mayer Rothschild would have sacrificed his life for, and also ignorant of His God, HaShem...Non-observant Jews, particularly, tend to achieve more success in the world - in terms of fame, money, and tangible achievements - than the general population. It is statistically undeniable...Religiously observant Jews are restricted in ways that the non-observant aren't:"

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