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    George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Been scratchin' my head thinking of the most appropriate forum for this. Hope this is the right one.
    George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action
    Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists
    By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.

    Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
    Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.

    In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.

    The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre.

    “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society,” said Kenneth Zimmerman, director of Mr. SorosOpen Society Foundations’ U.S. programs, in an interview with The Washington Times. “Helping groups combine policy, research [and] data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.”

    No strings attached

    Mr. Zimmerman said OSF has been giving to these types of groups since its inception in the early ‘90s, and that, although groups involved in the protests have been recipients of Mr. Soros‘ grants, they were in no way directed to protest at the behest of Open Society.

    “The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests — we don’t have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “But these circumstances focused people’s attention — and it became increasingly evident to the social justice groups involved that what a particular incident like Ferguson represents is a lack of accountability and a lack of democratic participation.”
    George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    Now during the Ferguson protests, demonstrations, and later the riots, I recall a number of times from a number of reporting sources that there were many 'out of towners', non-local people participating in the Ferguson protests, demonstrations, and later the riots. Seems that if this story is true (I mean, isn't the Washington Times supposed to be a reasonable source?), this would certainly explain why and how these non-local protestors, demonstrators, and rioters could afford to camp out in Ferguson for months on end, right?

    So first, I'm looking I anyone has come across a confirming source other than a quoting and referring of the Washington Times piece.

    Second, since Soros so heavily funded these non-local protestors, demonstrators, and rioters, is he legally liable for the injuries and damages in some form? After all, his spending his money to pay for the mob that was there pretty much caused the fires and looting, right? (Well, OK, maybe not).

    Lastly, what do you think? If Soros is not legally liable, what about the possibly questionable morality of causing, directly or indirectly, the injuries, damages, fires, and police overtime?
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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Been scratchin' my head thinking of the most appropriate forum for this. Hope this is the right one.
    George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    Now during the Ferguson protests, demonstrations, and later the riots, I recall a number of times from a number of reporting sources that there were many 'out of towners', non-local people participating in the Ferguson protests, demonstrations, and later the riots. Seems that if this story is true (I mean, isn't the Washington Times supposed to be a reasonable source?), this would certainly explain why and how these non-local protestors, demonstrators, and rioters could afford to camp out in Ferguson for months on end, right?

    So first, I'm looking I anyone has come across a confirming source other than a quoting and referring of the Washington Times piece.

    Second, since Soros so heavily funded these non-local protestors, demonstrators, and rioters, is he legally liable for the injuries and damages in some form? After all, his spending his money to pay for the mob that was there pretty much caused the fires and looting, right? (Well, OK, maybe not).

    Lastly, what do you think? If Soros is not legally liable, what about the possibly questionable morality of causing, directly or indirectly, the injuries, damages, fires, and police overtime?
    I think you should consider the source... The Moony Times.


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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Your thread title...

    George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    And your source...

    In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.

    Your source is a hack site. Not to mention your hack site doesn't support your thread title. Your source says he gave $33 million to groups and then states that some of those groups then might have supported the protests in Ferguson. That's not exactly giving $33 million to Ferguson.

    Then your source goes on a long rant and finally mentions one organization and then says that it is "partly" funded by George Soros.

    What a stretch these guys are making.
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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Your thread title...

    George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    And your source...

    In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.

    Your source is a hack site. Not to mention your hack site doesn't support your thread title. Your source says he gave $33 million to groups and then states that some of those groups then might have supported the protests in Ferguson. That's not exactly giving $33 million to Ferguson.
    So giving to already established groups doesn't count.... I guess it only counts if NEW groups were involved but since it's existing groups, psssh... doesn't count, and besides they "might have" supported the protests, so plausible deniability. Sweet deal.
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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Sun Myung Moon owned the WTimes ( he's now dead). I find much of it of questionable worth.. I find the claims here of dubious value..
    when I try to access the WTimes my IE browser shuts down with "malicious add ons detected" - so there is that

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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So giving to already established groups doesn't count.... I guess it only counts if NEW groups were involved but since it's existing groups, psssh... doesn't count, and besides they "might have" supported the protests, so plausible deniability. Sweet deal.
    Read his source. Tell me the names of the orgs they supposed did this and then Soros' ties to that organization.
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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Read his source. Tell me what they say about what organizations and what they did.
    I did read it... I'm not denying what they say.... I'm simply making an observation.
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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Been scratchin' my head thinking of the most appropriate forum for this. Hope this is the right one.
    George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    Now during the Ferguson protests, demonstrations, and later the riots, I recall a number of times from a number of reporting sources that there were many 'out of towners', non-local people participating in the Ferguson protests, demonstrations, and later the riots. Seems that if this story is true (I mean, isn't the Washington Times supposed to be a reasonable source?), this would certainly explain why and how these non-local protestors, demonstrators, and rioters could afford to camp out in Ferguson for months on end, right?

    So first, I'm looking I anyone has come across a confirming source other than a quoting and referring of the Washington Times piece.

    Second, since Soros so heavily funded these non-local protestors, demonstrators, and rioters, is he legally liable for the injuries and damages in some form? After all, his spending his money to pay for the mob that was there pretty much caused the fires and looting, right? (Well, OK, maybe not).

    Lastly, what do you think? If Soros is not legally liable, what about the possibly questionable morality of causing, directly or indirectly, the injuries, damages, fires, and police overtime?
    Whatever the amount was which helped support the idiots, I hope that a large portion of it gets eaten up defending their idiocy.

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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    all the soros apologetics/demonizations aside... the statement from the link kinda peaked my interest.

    “The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests — we don’t have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “But these circumstances focused people’s attention — and it became increasingly evident to the social justice groups involved that what a particular incident like Ferguson represents is a lack of accountability and a lack of democratic participation.”


    how in the sam hell does Ferguson represent a"lack of democratic participation"?... lack of accountability i get, but lack of democratic participation?... sounds like a bit of bull**** wrapped in a bow for use as a soundbite to me.


    anyways, it doesn't really sound like Soros funded the protests.. it sounds like Soros-funded groups grabbed hold of the protests and joined their side in some capacity.
    not sure if that makes it all better or worse.. but whatever... .Soros is a Soros, the yin to the Koch yang

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    Re: George Soros funds Ferguson protests to the tune of $33M?? Is this for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I think you should consider the source... The Moony Times.
    Well, yeah, Pete. I did have doubts about the source, and I think I expressed that, I thought, in my post, looking for a confirming source not connected to, as you put it, The Moony Times. (Kinda cute you know?)

    But then you have other sites claiming all kinds of things, Discover the Networks for example, which also may or may not be true. Some of the claims do have connections to other, more reasonable news sites. That with some of the interview and other public statments that Soros has made, kinda fall in line with that. So it makes you wonder.
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