Cleopatra’s Needle East Drive, Central Park
The only giant Egyptian obelisk in the Western Hemisphere, Cleopatra’s Needle was a gift to the U.S. from Khedive Ismail, grandson of Muhammad Ali, in 1879 to honor the Civil War veterans serving in his army and to encourage good trade relations between the U.S. and Egypt after the opening of the Suez Canal (1869). U.S. Navy Lieutenant-Commander Henry H. Gorringe was responsible for moving the 69-foot, 220-ton obelisk from Alexandria to NYC, and the project was entirely funded by William H. Vanderbilt, son of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Gorringe documented this bold engineering feat and the obelisk’s long but interesting journey in his book Egyptian Obelisks. Cleopatra’s Needle had to be lowered from where it stood in Alexandria since antiquity (it had been placed in front of the temple dedicated to Julius Caesar by Augustus), and moved to the Nile on a specially built platform. Gorringe had to negotiate for, purchase, and repair the dilapidated ocean steamer Dessoug in Alexandria, load the obelisk, brave the Atlantic, build a track to transport the obelisk on land to the Central Park (the obelisk moved about 100 feet per day across 96th St to Broadway, south to 86th St, and east toward the park), then raise the monument into its assigned location. The obelisk was erected on a freezing January day in 1881 in Central Park, nearly two and a half years after Gorringe first set sail for Alexandria. But the trip was worth it, and the obelisk still stands today behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art surrounded by benches and trees, the oldest man-made object in Central Park.
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Anna Von Reitz Fri, May 2, 2014
Subject: Popes Giving NWo Relief
ABSTRACT: FINAL NOTICE OF COMMERCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEFAULT because of working for the UNITED NATIONS/IMF dba the UNITED STATES, INC. or one of its STATE franchises or agencies, or a banking institution impacted by these facts
Since 1944 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) an agency of the UNITED NATIONS doing business as the UNITED STATES, INC. dba STATE OF ALASKA has functioned as a secondary Trust Management Organization (TMO) charged with the fiduciary obligation of fulfilling all service contracts of the bankrupted United States of America, Incorporated, during its Chapter 11 reorganization. In accepting the assets of the United States of America, Inc. the IMF also accepted its liabilities, which include the claims of the Priority Creditors, living Americans who are owed (1) reparations for the seizure of privately owned gold assets by the United States of America, Inc. acting in Breach of Trust during the 1930’s, (2) all interest in their private property, material rights, land, homes, businesses, persons and names that have been improperly entangled in the bankruptcy of the privately owned “United States of America, Incorporated” and (3) the natural resources possessed by the organic, geographically defined states of the Union.
The IMF has claimed to represent the interests of all the Creditors of the United States of America, Inc., but has instead alleged that the living American People— to whom the IMF and its many subsidiaries owe good faith service — are “unknown creditors”. Chronic abuse by the IMF leadership and politicians acting in conflict of interest as corporate officers and employees of this privately owned and operated for-profit corporation dba the UNITED STATES, INC.— at the same time that they claim to “represent” the American People, has led to unrestrained and unauthorized hypothecation of public debt against private assets, identity theft, fiduciary malfeasance, fraud, extortion under armed force, and Breach of Trust usurpation.
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Board of directors dealt low-confidence vote, met with fierce protests in and outside of annual shareholder meeting
Met by fierce protests both inside and out the annual shareholder meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Tuesday, members of the Wells Fargo board of directors refused to step down despite expressions of outrage and no confidence for their handling of a massive consumer banking scam.
The meeting marked the first for shareholders since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last September exposed the bank for opening millions of unauthorized accounts, which saddled many customers with fees and blemishes on their credit score, all in the name of meeting unrealistic sales quotas.
The massive scandal and fallout led to the resignation of former CEO John Stumpf and Tuesday’s meeting was expected to be the moment that the directors would be held to account.
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