"If you were not aware
that the Presidency in US has
always been a puppet,
you sure should now."
The offer of the part was denied a week later..
Clinton Weighs $10 Million Job at Lazard After Presidency, Magazine Says
By Christopher Paris
Washington, Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- President Bill Clinton will join the New York investment firm Lazard Freres following the end of his presidency in January 2001, Washingtonian Magazine reported, citing unnamed sources. Clinton would be paid a salary of $8 million with $2 million in possible bonuses and he'd join his friend Vernon Jordan who became senior managing director at Lazard Freres in January and may have helped arrange a post for Clinton, the magazine said. In 1997, Clinton sidestepped Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's choice for ambassador to France and named instead Lazard's managing director Felix Rohatyn, a top supporter of Democratic causes and of Clinton, the magazine noted.
The president's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, said on Nov. 23 that she'll run for the U.S. Senate seat from New York to succeed retiring Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
SEE ALSO (Washingtonian 01/01;
Who Owns The Caves Under K.C. Amusement Park
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Respondent Linda Minor has researched the ownership of Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. The startling and intriguing results of her work are forwarded below.
Caves underneath this park and elsewhere nearby are reliably said to be stocked with many millions of emergency military food rations by the U.S. military.
Others report hundreds of new white trucks and SUVs in parking lots at World of Fun, which is presently closed for the off-season.
Thanks for that great detective work, Linda!
Subject: Re: What's In Caves Under K.C.
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 19:03:07 -0600
From: "Linda Minor"
I did a search in SEC records to see who owns Worlds of Fun. Here's what I found:
Who owns the corporation?
The major shareholders are:
1. A Fidelity managed trust (mutual fund);
2. A British corporation owned by Lazard Freres investment bank.
3. A fund controlled by the State of Wisconsin (wonder if this is similar to the money-laundering board in Arkansas that Clinton sponsored).
Very strange indeed, considering the background of the Pearson Group. An excerpt from my research on Pearson Group follows this.
Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership Name of Percent Beneficial Beneficial of Investment Power Voting Power
Owner Ownership Units Sole Shared Sole Shared
FMR Corp. 2,284,400 10.27 2,284,400 -0- 465,600 -0-
82 Devonshire Street Boston, MA 02109.
Pearson plc 1,268,024 5.70 -0- 1,268,024 -0-
Millbank Tower London, England SW1P 4QZ.
State of 1,153,300 5.19 1,153,300 -0- 1,153,300 -0-
Wisconsin Investment Board P. O. Box 7842 Madison,
B. Security Ownership of Management..
The following table sets forth the number of Depository Units representing limited partner interests beneficially owned by each Director and named executive officer and by all officers and Directors as a group as of February 18, 1994.
Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership Beneficial Percent Name of Own- Investment Power Voting Power of Beneficial Ownership Sole Shared Sole Shared Units
Richard L. Kinzel (1) 264,060 68,445 195,615 68,445
Mary Ann Jorgenson (2) 382,388 200 382,188 200 382,188.
All Directors and officers as a group (24 individuals) 790,365 179,261 611,104 179,261 611,104
* Less than one percent of outstanding units.
[The directors aren't working for themselves. They control less than 4% of the voting shares]
Pearson Group--connection to Bush family:
The "British interests" nominally owning "Lazard Brothers", as it is called in the U.K., were the family of Sir Weetman Pearson (later Lord and then Viscount) Cowdray. According to author Cary Reich, the London office was a "franchise operation" of Lazard Freres New York and Paris run, respectively, by Andre Meyer and Pierre David-Weill. Fifty percent (50%) of the ordinary shares of Lazard Brothers & Co., Ltd. and 80% of preferred shares were owned by Pearson PLC, as of 1985, which also held 16.2% of the U.S. Lazard Freres & Co. capital and 9.9% of the profits.
Considering the fact that Lazard Brothers was controlled by officials in the British government, one is not surprised to find that George Bush,s other large investor in Bush-Overbey (besides Eugene Meyer--whose father was a long-time partner of Lazard) was British Assets Trust, Ltd., an investment company whose directors interlocked with the management of companies associated with Lord Kindersley, such as Hudson's Bay Company. The chairman of British Assets Trust in 1956 was J.G.S. Gammell in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in 1985 by J.C.R. Inglis, a partner in Shepherd & Wedderburn, WS, an Edinburgh law firm. Inglis was also a director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Scottish Provident Institution for Mutual Life Assurance, Edinburgh American Assets Trust and Atlantic Assets Trust, as well as chairman of European Assets, N.V., Gammell also had served as director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, as did such other notables as The Right Hon. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, The Right Hon. Lord Clydesmuir and The Right Hon. Lord Polwarth.
K.C. Amusement Park
Does Not Own Underground
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Thanks to Scarecrow for additional noteworthy information on the underground facilities beneath Kansas City, Missouri.
Subject: Re: Caves Under K.C. Park--Who Owns The Land
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 08:49:52 -0500 From: "Scarecrow"
Just for clarity - the owners of Worlds of Fun are not the owners of the underground facilities. Hunt Midwest Subtropolis - the underground facility, is owned by Lamar Hunt, onwer of the KC Chiefs. Here is contact information regarding Hunt Midwest:
Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc.
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City, Missouri-based company with two subsidiaries: Hunt Midwest Mining, Inc., the region's largest supplier of crushed limestone and Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc., owner/developer of SubTropolis, the world's largest underground business complex and approximately 2500 acres of commercial, industrial, retail and residential real estate.
Hunt Midwest is owned by Lamar Hunt and his family. The Hunt family also operates two Kansas City professional sports teams: the Chiefs of the National Football League and the Wizards of Major League Soccer.
Hunt Midwest Mining, Inc. owns and operates more than 40 limestone quarries and mines throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and eastern Kansas. The largest is the Randolph Mine which is the company's only underground limestone operation. The mine generates over 1 million tons of limestone a year. It is expected to continue to mine reserves for another 15-20 years.
Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc. manages, leases and develops SubTropolis, the world's largest underground business complex, from the space created through the mining process at the Randolph Mine.
Currently, over 40 million square feet of space has been mined out, four million of which is occupied by more than 40 local, national and international businesses employing over 1300 people. Tenant companies include warehousing, distribution, cold storage, light manufacturing and office operations.When the underground is totally mined out, there will be 50 million square feet available for lease.
Hunt Midwest has entered into a new phase of development within the past few years with the formation of a residential real estate group. The first Hunt Midwest community, North Brook, was started in 1993. Located in Kansas City's growing Northland, North Brook is now known as Communities of North Brook to reflect additional neighborhoods in the 300-acre master-planned development.
SubTropolis was created through the mining out of a 270 million-year-old limestone deposit. In the mining process, limestone is removed by the room and pillar method, leaving 25 square foot pillars that are on 65 foot centers and 40 feet apart.
The pillars' even spacing, concrete flooring and 16-foot-high, smooth ceilings make build-to-suit facilities time and cost efficient for tenants. A tenant requiring from 10,000 to one million square feet can be in their space within 120 days. SubTropolis is completely dry, brightly lighted, with miles of wide, paved streets, and is entered at road level.