Bilderberg Weekend

While we were busy trying to find out if Omar Mateen is gay, the Bilderberg group was meeting in Germany to discuss the state of the world, including that pesky Donald Trump guy.

Alex Jones is clearly one of Trump’s major sources of news.

For your amusement, here were the US Attendees (published on their web site)

Altman, Roger C. – Executive Chairman, Evercore
Altman, Sam – President, Y Combinator
Applebaum, Anne – Columnist Washington Post; Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute (Amazon)
Burns, William J. – President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cote, David M. – Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
Engel, Richard – Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News
Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. – President and CEO, TIAA
Ferguson, Niall – Professor of History, Harvard University
Graham, Lindsey – Senator
Hobson, Mellody – President, Ariel Investment, LLC
Hoffman, Reid – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Jacobs, Kenneth M. – Chairman and CEO, Lazard
Johnson, James A. – Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. – Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
Karp, Alex – CEO, Palantir Technologies
Kissinger, Henry A. – Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Kleinfeld, Klaus – Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
Kravis, Henry R. – Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kravis, Marie-Josée – Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Levin, Richard – CEO, Coursera
Makan, Divesh – CEO, ICONIQ Capital
Malcomson, Scott
– Author; President, Monere Ltd.
McArdle, Megan – Columnist, Bloomberg View
Micklethwait, John – Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
Mundie, Craig J. – Principal, Mundie & Associates (Microsoft)
Murray, Charles A. – W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Noonan, Peggy – Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Petraeus, David H. – Chairman, KKR Global Institute
Schmidt, Eric E. – Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc. (Google)
Thiel, Peter A. – President, Thiel Capital

If you want the entire list as a spreadsheet

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10 Responses to Bilderberg Weekend

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    The American Enterprise Institute was founded by Bill Kristol’s father
    The Hudson Institute is the think tank spawn of RAND, the perpetual war profiteer – Marie is the wife of KKR & Co co-founder Henry Kravis

    And of course Henry Kissinger

  2. Fred Stiening says:

    The list very closely aligns with NATO. There are no members from Russia, Asia, Africa or South America. The outliers are Turkey and Poland

  3. Fred Stiening says:

    The CFR has informed me that NATO will not be pulling out of Afghanistan before 2017, and committed to funding through 2020.

  4. Fred Stiening says:

    Looking at that list has brought clarity that John Batchelor is very closely aligned with Bilderberg. The show has seemed somewhat disconnected from advertising. John’s show doesn’t have live read ads where John endorses herbal cures or gold coins. The show predates 9/11/01, when John had a gay Democratic partner named Paul Alexender. At that time, ABC radio was owned by Disney.

    My suspicion is the show is being funded by RAND, Bloomberg, NewsCorp, CPAMJO, CFR, etc. In particular, the Kravis couple connects the think tank world with Global Capital management. John projects that he is well connected to the government intelligence community.

    Normally, a sponsored radio show is required to notify the listener, but this is much more nuanced. There is no “product” being sold – no gold coins, recorded music, no newsletter subscriptions, no investing seminars. The “product” is merely influencing public opinion.

    John’s access to his cadre of guests doesn’t require spending money. Whatever John is earning isn’t flowing through Cumulus. It may be free programming to affiliates, which is why Cumulis doesn’t care about John’s podcasting. 9 PM to 1AM is pretty much dead time in syndicated talk. Conservative voters are going to sleep, but the next morning can listen on the way to work via podcast. The show has never accepted calls. I’m moderately sure many of the segments are recorded during the day when guests are available.

    None of the above is necessarily a bad thing. I subscribe to the CFR newsletter because I want to know what they are doing, not because I support their goals. If I’m right, it explains why his opinions seem fluid depending on who he is talking to.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      I listened to the first episodes of the “Batchelor and Alexander” shows. From memory, it was on WABC NYC and CFMJ Toronto (MOJO Radio) and one of CFMJ’s radio hosts was a frequent guest on Batchelor and Alexander. I don’t know when CFMJ dropped off, I think they had a format change. I believe Parrott listens to the station and may know more.

      Batchelor has done a number of shows live from Israel and mentioned it was simulcast there. I don’t know if the simulcast was just for the visit or whether he has a regular affiliate there. As far as I know, he only on US stations now.

      Among radio show, it is somewhat unique in that it often has background music dung the conversation.

      Batchelor always signs off with the same Al Bowlly song. In fact, I can’t think of any other places to go to hear Al Bowlly music.

      It has been and remains a good show.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        My guess is the Canadian government had issues with foreign propaganda or maybe it ended when Disney sold ABC radio. The Canadian host was probably to satisfy domestic content requirements. I don’t remember hearing that.

        I remember his trip to Israel. I think he was already predisposed to support Israel, but that cemented the relationship. Malcolm Hoenlne does 2 hours on Thursday nights, and frequently shows up if Hamas or Iran has done anything provocative, which is very often.

        Batchelor has started chopping the podcasts into segments rather than the entire hour (41 minutes). Long term, that makes his archives more useful

        Because playing music is a no-no on podcasts, I don’t get Al Bowlly. Once upon a time, I emailed Batchelor and got a prompt response. He apparently has a long signature and told me what “that song” is. I hadn’t asked, even indirectly. 😉

        Despite my reservations about the show – that most of the guests are advocates (possibly paid) to push a certain point of view, I always learn new things. I can’t think of any other show that I can say that about.

        Part of when I lost interest in Rush was when I integrated Replay Radio here, which allowed recording of shows. I wrote a Visual Basic wrapper around Windows media player that facilitated fast playback and skipping. Being able to skip the local news, ads, and especially the repetition (which Rush explains is deliberate), and the stretching to the next break… Meant listening to the three hour show took maybe 30 minutes, making me aware of what a waste of my time it was. For the most part, I agree with his points of view, other than the Sandra Fluke thing.

        Batchelor has been crowing for a couple weeks that his show is now the #1 rated show in New York City during the time period, including the FM music stations. That seems very plausible when you compare the alternatives for the AM radio diehards. WCBS and WINS doing traffic on the 8s at midnight isn’t a big audience draw. WOR is carrying Dave “I’m debt free, suckers” Ramsey, and WNYM has three hours of quasi religious / political lectures. New York radio is rapidly being dominated by urban and ethnic stations, some of which don’t subscribe to Arbitron / Nielsen

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          A friend of mine that likes Batchelor also likes Breitbart Radio show on SiriusXM.

          I dropped my subscription but see from the Beirbart home page that they have podcasts. The Radio show has callers and the podcasts appear different.

          • Fred Stiening says:

            This is a horrible thing to say, but I really find most callers annoying. They’re just repeating the “echo chamber” stuff that a lot of people distribute via email chain letters, without going back to look at original sources.

            One of the reasons I gave up all hope for my female friend from California was she declared that she could not trust John Batchelor because she heard he was Syrian. I explained to her that his mother’s family was Assyrian, which he didn’t know until recently. Assyrians were a culture going back to 2,500 BC. They are not Arabs and were mostly Christians. When Islam spread throughout the region, they fell under control of Islam, and many fled. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire in World War One, a genocide of the remaining Assyrians occurred, causing the remaining Assyrians to flee. Batchelor was born in Philadelphia and had no awareness of his partial Assyrian ancestory.

            This is the same woman who asserted that Huma was working for Iran and pushed the Iranian deal. She is from Pakistan, which are Sunnis. Iran are Shia. Hillary left the state department in 2009.

            Nothing I would explain to her every changed her mind. She would believe bizarre emails but believed I am a moron. The best decision I ever made was to not marry her.

  5. Parrott says:

    yeah I listen to CFMJ. Saturday night with some evan williams ( with some coca-cola) in a glass and ‘Spaceman’ on the radio. Until he goes bat-cheit ! Then I leave, chase the wife around, and check back in after 11am eastern.
    Sometimes I listen to coast to coast AM that comes on at 9 pm , especially if its UFO and reptile-Hilliary. I didn’t know she was a reptilian ! I bet she/he has the forked tongue thing working. L_O_L Sometimes its to crazy for me ( coast to coast) to listen to. But there is good bumper music.

    I tried to listen to Batchelor on WMAL, in the evening. he’s kinda dry.

    CFMJ does their own talk people, some are to Lib for me, but I try.
    >” I integrated Replay Radio here, which allowed recording of shows. I wrote a Visual Basic wrapper around Windows media player that facilitated fast playback and skipping. Being able to skip the local news, ads, and especially the repetition (which Rush explains is deliberate), and the stretching to the next break… Meant listening to the three hour show took maybe 30 minutes, making me aware of what a waste of my time it was. “<
    that is awesome ! Just think of all the shows you could monitor !

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