- Relief Valve
- LECTURE 1: Why We Are In The Dark About Money
- LECTURE 2: The Con
- LECTURE 3: The Vatican-Central to the Origins of Money & Power
LECTURE 4: London The Corporation Origins of Opium Drug Smuggling
- Early Barter System
- Trade started with a Sail Boat called a Carrack
- Corporations and Maritime Time Line
- Marine Merchants Timeline
- Levant Company
- London The Corporation
- Church of England The Corporation
- Just Steal It - EIC Commits First Corporate Espionage!
- Matheson & Jardine Families
- The Bankster Families Who Control Opium Smuggling
- Imperialism Rules Enlightened Despotism
- Dutch East India Company
- The Honorable East India Company
- Hong Kong Shanghaied
- Chatham House
- Thuggee the First Fraternity
- Bank of England
- Pirate Bankers
- EIA First Contact With Shanghai China
- The Collapse of the Royal African Company: How Open Trade Trumped the Monopoly
- Shanghai and the First Contact with the West
- Opium - TimeLine
- Opium Trade
- The Opium Wars
- Letter to Opium Drug Smuggling Queen Victoria
- Lecture 4 Objectives and Discussion Questions
- LECTURE 5: U.S. Pirates, Boston Brahmins Opium Drug Smugglers
- LECTURE 6: The Shady Origins Of The Federal Reserve
- LECTURE 7: How The Rich Protect Their Money
- LECTURE 8: How To Protect Your Money From The 1% Predators
- LECTURE 9: Final Thoughts
THE THUGGEE ORIGIN OF THE MODERN DAY FRATERNITY
The brutal thuggee fraternity sect believes that the kill - the rape or the steal is a good thing. They feel entitled to power and that it shows allegiance and respect to the fraternity or the club.
"OWN THE LANGUAGE
OWN THE CONVERSATION"
Thuggee -- Word for the Day found in "Around the World in 80 Days"
Around the World In 80 Days is originally a book published in 1873 when we learn about a secret sect called the THUGGEE and that this original Muslim sect worshiped Kali the goddess of death!
Around the World in 80 Days MOVIE PLOT
The Elite 1% English Network of the "Reform Club" whose members include the Bank of England Governor bet that the main character played by David Niven can NOT go around the world in 80 days.
Set in 1872, the story focuses on Passepartout, a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge in the traveling companionship of an eccentric London inventor and adventurer, Phileas Fogg, who has taken on a bet with members of his gentlemen's club that he can make it around the world in a mere 80 days, using a variety of means of transportation, like boats, trains, balloons, elephants, etc. Along the way, Passepartout uses his amazing martial arts abilities to defend Fogg from the many dangers they face.. One major threat to their adventure is a detective that's following them. Why? Just as Fogg and Passeportout left London, a major bank was robbed, with Fogg suspected of using the "around the world" trip as an excuse to escape.. Their path from London and back includes stops in Paris, Turkey, India, China and USA...
The Muslim Thuggee Sect
In the Movie the star David Niven is told about a secret sect called the THUGGEE an original Muslim sect worshiped Kali the goddess of death.
Thuggee trace their origin to the battle of Kali against Raktabija; however, their foundation myth departs from Brahminical versions of the Puranas. Thuggee consider themselves to be children of Kali, created out of her sweat. This particular point is also one of the clear disconnects in the story built on the thuggees. While only Hindus worship Kali, a large number of the thuggees captured and convicted by the British were Muslims.
Thuggee or tuggee (Hindi: ठग्गी ṭhagī; Urdu: ٹھگ; Sanskrit: sthaga; Sindhi: ٺوڳي، ٺڳ; Kannada: "thakka") refers to the acts of thugs, an organized gang of professional assassins. The Thugs travelled in groups across India for several hundred years. Although the thugs traced their origin to seven Muslim tribes, Hindus appear to have been associated with them at an early period, their creed and practices showed no influence of Islām. They were first mentioned in Ẓiyāʾ-ud-Dīn Baranī's History of Fīrūz Shāh dated around 1356. In the 1830s they were targeted for eradication by William Bentinck and his chief captain William Henry Sleeman. They were seemingly destroyed by this effort.
The Thugs would join travelers and gain their confidence. This would allow them to then surprise and strangle their victims by pulling a handkerchief or noose tight around their necks. They would then rob their victims of valuables and bury their bodies. This led them to also be called Phansigar (English: using a noose), a term more commonly used in southern India. The term Thuggee is derived from Hindi word ठग, or ṭhag, which means "thief". Related words are the verb thugna, "to deceive", from Sanskrit स्थग sthaga "cunning, sly, fraudulent, dishonest, scoundrel", from स्थगति sthagati "he conceals". This term for a particular kind of murder and robbery of travelers is popular in South Asia and particularly in India. The story of Thuggee was popularized by books such as Philip Meadows Taylor's novel Confessions of a Thug, 1839, leading to the word "thug" entering the English language. In his 1897 travelogue Following the Equator Mark Twain devotes two chapters to the Thugs and how they operated.
The Criminal Tribes Act "Following the Equator" (ASCII). Project Gutenberg.
The discovery of the real Thuggee sect was one of the main reasons why the Criminal Tribes Act was created. Of a Government Report made in 1839 by Major Sleeman of the Indian Service,
Mark Twain, in Following the Equator, wrote:
There is one very striking thing which I wish to call attention to. You have surmised from the listed callings followed by the victims of the Thugs that nobody could travel the Indian roads unprotected and live to get through; that the Thugs respected no quality, no vocation, no religion, nobody; that they killed every unarmed man that came in their way. That is wholly true—with one reservation. In all the long file of Thug confessions an English traveler is mentioned but once — and this is what the Thug says of the circumstance: "He was on his way from Mhow to Bombay. We studiously avoided him. He proceeded next morning with a number of travelers who had sought his protection, and they took the road to Baroda." We do not know who he was; he flits across the page of this rusty old book and disappears in the obscurity beyond; but he is an impressive figure, moving through that valley of death serene and unafraid, clothed in the might of the English name. We have now followed the big official book through, and we understand what Thuggee was, what a bloody terror it was, what a desolating scourge it was. In 1830 the English found this cancerous organization embedded in the vitals of the empire, doing its devastating work in secrecy, and assisted, protected, sheltered, and hidden by innumerable confederates —big and little native chiefs, customs officers, village officials, and native police, all ready to lie for it, and the mass of the people, through fear, persistently pretending to know nothing about its doings; and this condition of things had existed for generations, and was formidable with the sanctions of age and old custom. If ever there was an unpromising task, if ever there was a hopeless task in the world, surely it was offered here—the task of conquering Thuggee. But that little handful of English officials in India set their sturdy and confident grip upon it, and ripped it out, root and branch! How modest do Captain Vallancey's words sound now, when we read them again, knowing what we know: "The day that sees this far-spread evil completely eradicated from India, and known only in name, will greatly tend to immortalize British rule in the East." It would be hard to word a claim more modestly than that for this most noble work. —Chapter xlvi, conclusion.
THE INDIAN POLICE JOURNAL PDF 23rd December, 1887: The Journey Begins ..... Foreign Department Secret Internal Dispatch #11 --
4. Your Lordship will observe that in the General Superintendent of Operations for the Suppression of Thuggee and Dacoity, I have an officer ... Government of Intelligence... Special Branch SEE PDF
Networks II: The English CID is the Beginning of the American CIA - from the English CID
The initiative of suppression was due largely to the efforts of the civil servant William Sleeman, who captured "Feringhea" (also called Syeed Amir Ali, on whom the novel Confessions of a Thug is based) and got him to turn King's evidence. He took Sleeman to a grave with a hundred bodies, told him the circumstances of the killings, and named the Thugs who had done it. After initial investigations confirmed what Feringhea had said, Sleeman started an extensive campaign involving profiling and intelligence. A police organization known as the Thuggee and Dacoity Department was established within the Government of India, with William Sleeman appointed Superintendent of the department in 1835. Thousands of men were either put in prison, executed, or expelled from British India. The campaign was heavily based on informants recruited from captured Thugs who were offered protection on the condition that they told everything that they knew. By the 1870s, the Thug cult was extinct, but it led to the promulgation of the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871. Although it was repealed upon independence of India, the concept of criminal tribes and criminal castes is still present in India. The Department remained in existence until 1904, when it was replaced by the English Central Criminal Intelligence Department (CID).
The term Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) applies to various successive pieces of legislation enforced in India during British rule; the first enacted in 1871 as the Criminal Tribes Act,
1871 applied mostly in North India. The Act was extended to Bengal Presidency and other areas in 1876, and, finally, with the Criminal Tribes Act, 1911, it was extended to Madras Presidency as well. The Act went through several amendments in the next decade and, finally, the Criminal Tribes Act, 1924 incorporated all of them. The Act came into force, with the assent of the Governor-General of India on 12 October 1871. Under the act, ethnic or social communities in India which were defined as "addicted to the systematic commission of non-bailable offences" such as thefts, were systematically registered by the government. Since they were described as 'habitually criminal', restrictions on their movements were also imposed; adult male members of such groups were forced to report weekly to the local police. At the time of Indian independence in 1947, there were thirteen million people in 127 communities who faced constant surveillance, search and arrest without warrant if any member of the group was found outside the prescribed area. The Act was repealed in August 1949 and former "criminal tribes" were denotified in 1952, when the Act was replaced with the Habitual Offenders Act 1952 of Government of India, and in 1961 state governments started releasing lists of such tribes. Today, there are 313 Nomadic Tribes and 198 Denotified tribes of India, yet the legacy of the Act continues to haunt the majority of 60 million people belonging to these tribes, especially as their notification over a century ago has meant not just alienation and stereotyping by the police and the media, but also economic hardships. A large number of them can still only subscribe to a slightly altered label, "Vimukta jaatis" or the Ex-Criminal Tribes.
Origin of the Fraternity
The earliest currently known recorded mention of the Thugs as a special band or fraternity, rather than as ordinary thieves, is found in the following passage of Ziau-d din Barni's History of Firoz Shah (written about 1356):
In the reign of that sultan (about 1290), some Thugs were taken in Delhi, and a man belonging to that fraternity was the means of about a thousand being captured. But not one of these did the sultan have killed. He gave orders for them to be put into boats and to be conveyed into the lower country, to the neighborhood of Lakhnauti,[disambiguation needed] where they were to be set free. The Thugs would thus have to dwell about Lakhnauti and would not trouble the neighborhood of Delhi any more. —Sir HM Elliot, History of India, iii. 141. Membership was sometimes passed from father to son, in what would now be termed a criminal underclass. The leaders of long-established Thug groups tended to come from these hereditary lines, as the gang developed into a criminal 'tribe'. Other men would get to know a Thug band and would hope to be recruited, in the way that one might aspire to join an elite regiment or university: they were the best operators in "the business" and, like a regiment or college fraternity, once in the group, there was a camaraderie of numbers and shared experience. The robbery became less a question of solving problems of poverty and more a profession, like soldiering. Sometimes the young children of the travellers would be spared and groomed to become Thugs themselves, as the presence of children would help allay suspicion. A fourth way of becoming a Thug was by training with a guru, similar to an apprenticeship for a guild or profession, during which the candidate could be assessed for reliability, courage, discretion and discipline.
TAKE AWAY: Fraternities are old and powerful private societies, that continue to exist with the approval of the government, banks, business and academia.
Understanding Pack Mentality in Bullying
Something else that's smart from "The Wizard of OZ"
U.S. GOVERNMENT THUGGEE FRATERNITY
English Sergeant at Arms within a fraternity Thuggee Model
The sergeant at arms in a fraternity is responsible for the safekeeping of the regalia, oversees ritual ceremonies and prepares the chapter room for meetings. The education of the chapter members is another responsibility of the Sergeant at Arms within a fraternity.
In many formal social clubs, organizations, and legislative bodies there is an appointed or elected official to the position of Sergeant at Arms. Generally, the Sergeant at Arms is responsible for maintaining the organization and conduct of meetings and overseeing the security of the organization. Responsibilities of the Sergeant at Arms depend upon the organization he is serving. A few examples of organizations that elect a Sergeant of Arms are the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives.
In many fraternities, the sergeant at arms serves on the executive council and facilitates the judicial board. Maintaining order during meetings is the primary role. While the sergeant at arms organizes meetings and facilitates the judicial board, most often he does not vote.
BANKSTER THUGGEE FRATERNITY MODEL
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) was accused of widespread gender discrimination and a “boy’s club” atmosphere that included bouts of binge drinking and trips to strip clubs, as two former female employees seek to expand their lawsuit against the firm with new evidence. The women asked a federal judge in Manhattan today to let them sue on behalf of current and former female associates and vice presidents. Support for their claims includes statements of former Goldman Sachs employees, expert statistical analyses and evidence on earnings and promotions from the firm’s own records, they said in a court filing. “Women report a ‘boy’s club’ atmosphere, where binge drinking is common and women are either sexualized or ignored,” according to the filing. <video>
5/25/13 STOCK MARKET - KING CONS - The Great Indian Chor Bazaar
King Cons - India has had its share of con men — from the notorious Thuggees to HarshadMehta. Here's how TOI covered them.
Even after Thuggees had been almost stamped out by the 1840s, the paper warned that treating them on a par with other criminals, especially British ones, would be a grievous error. The paper drew a clear distinction between an English thief and a Thug, who killed people as a sacrifice to goddess Kali. The paper noted: "The English thief knows that his conduct is criminal, both in the sight of heaven and his fellow men...
But the Thug believes in his very heart, that murder is not sinful. He is commanded by divinity to rob and kill."
THE CID SAGA | We know of the CID today as one of the key arms of police investigation, but it was the action against the Thuggees that, in a way, led to its creation. The Thuggee and Dacoity Department, formed by Sleeman as a dedicated police force, was renamed the Central Criminal Intelligence Department (CID) in 1904. The TOI reported on May 14 that year that H A Stuart had been appointed its first director.
Its headline on Feb 14, 1958 — 'Mundhra deal was a dictated transaction: Chagla report on LIC investments' — laid bare the truth that the Mundhra shares had been bought to boost their price above market value. An individual con man, though, soon put Mundhra in the shade and drew the attention of all of India. His name, Natwarlal, became a byword for cheating. A native of Bihar, he became known for forging the President's signature and selling the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort to gullible foreigners.
THE BIG TWO TOI, on March 11, 2001, did a comparison of the two men accused of stock market manipulation since the 1990s: Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh. In that piece, the paper wrote of how Mehta, coming from a humble background, rose from being a nondescript insurance clerk in the 1980s to the most notorious player in the stock market. Parekh, a chartered accountant, on the other hand, came from a rich family of brokers and was related to many big brokers in the Bombay Stock Exchange. But while Parekh was publicity-shy, Mehta, at one time, had been publicity-savvy; later, as he was booked in many cases, he developed a 'cultivated' silence. From TOI archives (March 11 | 2001) Both are Big Bulls. Post-1992, Harshad Mehta became the ex-Big Bull. Mehta's every move was watched by the market. Now, his every move is watched by intelligence agencies. Parekh, also known as the Pentafour Bull or simply 'KP' is the current mover and shaker of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Every broker wants to know what is on the 'K Index'.
THE ACADEMIC THUGGEE FRATERNITY
The Bullingdon Club
Oxford became an established seat of learning as early as the 11th century, but the University as we know is today did not start to take shape until the 12th century. In 1167, due to a dispute with France, Henry II banned all English scholars from attending the University of Paris. Many of these exiled scholars congregated at Oxford and the University began a period of rapid development. http://www.oxford-info.com/University.htm
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, and Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) formed the world's first tangible commodity trading system (diamonds). He was financed by the House of Rothschild and attended Oxford University in 1876 where he was a member of the Bullingdon Club.
The New York Times told its readers in 1913 that "The Bullingdon represents the acme of exclusiveness at Oxford; it is the club of the sons of nobility, the sons of great wealth; its membership represents the 'young bloods' of the university".
The purpose of secret Oxford societies like the Bullingdon Club is upper class right wing team-building.
The rituals and secret-keeping of Britain’s privately educated elites are a cornerstone of Conservative Party unity.
The Bullingdon Club is an exclusive but unofficial all-male students' dining club at Oxford University, noted for its wealthy members
Boris Johnson, David Cameron & The Bullingdon Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYIGBsXzWKM
1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jra3By2DCic - David Cameron (back row, second left) opening shot
has been accused of inserting his penis into the mouth of a dead pig during the initiation for a secretive society at the University of Oxford.
Many ex-members have moved up to high political posts, most notably the current British Prime Minister David Cameron,
British Prime Minister David Cameron performed depraved sex acts with a dead pig as part of a college initiation ritual, according to a book written by one of his Oxford peers.
The bizarre ritual was part of an induction ceremony into the Piers Gaveston Society, an ultra-exclusive University of Oxford dining club known for its decadent sex and drug-fueled parties.
The current UK prime minister’s history of debauchery is outlined in the book, “Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography,” penned by entrepreneur and fellow Oxford colleague Lord Michael Ashcroft. Writing for The Daily Mail, Lord Ashcroft and the co-author of his book, Isabel Oakeshott, profess: A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig. His extraordinary suggestion is that the future PM inserted a private part of his anatomy into the animal’s mouth. The source — himself an MP — first made the allegation out of the blue at a business dinner in June 2014. Lowering his voice, he claimed to have seen photographic evidence of this disgusting ritual.
Downing Street stays silent over claims David Cameron put genitals in a dead pig's mouth while at Oxford University The claims come in a new book by Lord Ashcroft
THE AMERICAN FRATERNITY THUGGEE MODEL
Fraternities involved themselves very deeply in the business of student housing, which provided tremendous financial savings to their host institutions, and allowed them to expand the number of students they could admit. Today, one in eight American students at four-year colleges lives in a Greek house, and a conservative estimate of the collective value of these houses across the country is $3 billion also a great boon to them saving them untold millions of dollars in the construction and maintenance of campus owned and controlled dormitories.
The people first sent to America represented the English Royalty the Englands financial interests. These same people were also here for their own personal financial gain.
Europeans first settled New Bedford in 1652. Plymouth Colony settlers purchased the land from chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe. Whether the transfer of the land was legitimately done has been the subject of intense controversy. Like other native tribes, the Wampanoags did not share the settlers' concepts of private property. The tribe believed they were granting usage rights to the land, not giving it up permanently.
The settlers used the land to build the colonial town of Old Dartmouth (which encompassed not only present-day Dartmouth, but also present-day New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, and Westport). A section of Old Dartmouth near the west bank of the Acushnet River, originally called Bedford Village, was officially incorporated as the town of New Bedford in 1787. The name was suggested by the Russell family who were prominent citizens of the community. It comes from the fact that the Dukes of Bedford, a leading English aristocratic house, also bore the surname Russell. (Bedford, Massachusetts had already been incorporated by 1787; hence "New" Bedford.)
Harvard university’s “final clubs,” or undergraduate social clubs known for their selectivity and secrecy. A Harvard report that linked final clubs with “nonconsensual sexual contact” last month, the Porcellian Club — which counted no less than President Theodore Roosevelt and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes among its members.
“The Pore [as the Porcellian Club is also known] is most likely to elect the sons and relatives of old Porkies, closely examines each candidate’s family tree,” a 1940 article in Time noted. “But congeniality counts as much as pedigree, and the three to 18 members whom the Pore elects from each class must be jolly good fellows. (Its definition of good fellowship, the leftist Harvard Progressive recently remarked, ‘rests on a good liquor capacity and a full agreement on the meaning of the word “meatball.”‘)” The piece added: “The Pore abounds in crew men and polo players, seldom picks football players or Crimson editors.”
Time also offered a 40s portrait of a typical Porcelain:
A Porcellian wears a small gold pig on his watch chain, a long tweed jacket, tight flannel pants and a short haircut, generally contents himself with a gentleman’s three Cs and a D in his studies. Most inviolable tradition: Once a Porcellian always a Porcellian. Porkies keep up their Porkie friendships all their lives, go back religiously to the annual Porkie banquet at which new members are initiated. When a Porkie marries, fellow Porkies always gather round him after the ceremony and sing the club song. From the Pore’s clubrooms, non-Porcellians are religiously excluded. In the last 20 years only five men have been excepted from this rule: the Prince of Wales, Al Smith, Herbert Hoover, under Secretary of the Treasury Roswell Magill and onetime Budget Director Lew Douglas, who were wined & dined in the club.
So important was selection to the Porcelllian Club to young Harvard men of yesteryear that young Franklin Delano Roosevelt was devastated when he got rejected. Eleanor Roosevelt went so far as to claim that the incident had given her husband an ‘inferiority complex,’ albeit one that ‘had helped him to identify with life’s outcasts.'
In 1994, the Crimson examined the Porcellian’s “punch book,” which included members’ comments about the current crop of candidates.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
LOBBY OF THUGS
Extreme Hazing THUGGEE Sigma Alpha Epsilon
is one of the largest U.S. fraternities and the deadliest.
National fraternity leaders have fought efforts to curb hazing, drinking and other misbehavior. They have lobbied against a proposed federal anti-hazing law and opposed campus initiatives to ban fraternity recruiting of freshmen.SAE members pay among the highest costs of any Greek organization for liability insurance and universities suspended or closed at least 15 chapters within the past three years. SAE, based in Evanston, Illinois, has more than 240 chapters and 14,000 college members. Its alumni include Wall Street titans such as T. Boone Pickens, the Texas oilman-turned investor; and hedge fund managers David Einhorn Greenlight Capital and Paul Tudor Jones of Tudor Investment Corp.
An 18 year old is someone whose brain hasn't finished developing is looking to replace family life by joining a tribe of thugs, naturally they want and need to belong, they want a "brother" or "sister" family, a gang, a pack. They want to follow an alpha dog and establish their own status in the line up of thugs, but lack the ability to process and think through the consequences of their actions at that age. These are powerful evolutionary forces at play. That's why it's called the Infantry. Only infants want to join.
3/9/15 President David Boren of the University of Oklahoma severed the school's ties with a national fraternity on Monday and ordered that its on-campus house be shuttered after several members took part in a racist chant caught on video. The video, which was posted online, shows several people on a bus participating in a chant that included a racial slur, referenced lynching and indicated black students would never be admitted to OU's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. "Effective immediately, all ties and affiliations between this University and the local SAE chapter are hereby severed," he said in a statement.
failure of the
2/19/14 The Dark Power of Fraternities
A year long investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame. Caitlin Flanagan
College fraternities by which term of art I refer to the formerly all-white, now nominally integrated men’s “general” or “social” fraternities, and not the several other types of fraternities on American campuses (religious, ethnic, academic) — are as old, almost, as the republic. In a sense, they are older: they emanated in part from the Freemasons, of which George Washington himself was a member. When arguments are made in their favor, they are arguments in defense of a foundational experience for millions of American young men, and of a system that helped build American higher education as we know it. For every butt bomb, there’s a complaint of manslaughter, rape, sexual torture, psychological trauma. A recent series of articles on fraternities by David Glovin and John Hechinger notes that since 2005, more than 60 people — the majority of them students — have died in incidents linked to fraternities.
For fraternities to survive, they needed to do four separate but related things: take the task of acquiring insurance out of the hands of the local chapters and place it in the hands of the vast national organizations; develop procedures and policies that would transfer as much of their liability as possible to outside parties; find new and creative means of protecting their massive assets from juries; and perhaps most important of all find a way of indemnifying the national and local organizations from the dangerous and illegal behavior of some of their undergraduate members.
The material facts of these complaints are rarely in dispute; what is contested, most often, is only liability./span>
A single lawsuit had the potential to devastate a fraternity. Liability insurance became both ruinously expensive and increasingly difficult to obtain. The insurance industry ranked American fraternities as the sixth-worst insurance risk in the country just ahead of toxic-waste-removal companies.
ETHICS VS. RISK AN CRISIS MANAGEMENT
North-American Interfraternity Conference 3901 West 86Th Street Suite 390 Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 United States
Peter Smithhisler, the CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, a trade organization representing 75 fraternities, among them all 32 members of the Fraternal Information and Programming Group.
The Fraternal Information and Programming Group’s crisis-management plan disappeared from its pages IN 2003 BECAUSE member organizations prefer to establish their own procedures. In-house risk management, takes place after an incident occurs. The interests of the national organization and the individual members cleave sharply as this crisis management plan is followed. Those questionnaires and honest accounts submitted gratefully to the grown-ups who have arrived, the brothers believe, to help them may return to haunt many of the brothers, providing possible cause for separating them from the fraternity, dropping them from the fraternity’s insurance, laying the blame on them as individuals and not on the fraternity as the sponsoring organization.
THUGGEE MONEY TRUST FUND -- FIPG Fraternity Risk Management Trust
In 1992, four fraternities created what was first called the Fraternity Risk Management Trust, a vast sum of money used for reinsurance.
Today, 32 fraternities belong to this trust. In 2006, a group of seven other fraternities bought their own insurance broker, James R. Favor, which now insures many others. More important than self-insurance, however, was the development of a risk-management policy that would become—across these huge national outfits and their hundreds of individual chapters— the industry standard. This was accomplished by the creation of something called the Fraternal Information and Programming Group (FIPG).
You may think you belong to a fraternity or sorority but if you find yourself a part of life-changing litigation involving one of those outfits, what you really belong to is FIPG, because its risk-management policy (and your adherence to or violation of it) will determine your fate far more than the vows made during your initiation.
FIPG produces a risk-management manual that lays out a wide range of (optional) best practices.
The need to manage or transfer risk presented by alcohol is perhaps the most important factor in protecting the system’s longevity. It will establish that the young men being charged were not acting within the scope of their status as fraternity members. Once they violated their frat’s alcohol policy, they parted company with the frat. There are actually only two FIPG-approved means of serving drinks at a frat party. The first is to hire a third-party vendor who will sell drinks and to whom some liability—most significant, that of checking whether drinkers are of legal age—will be transferred. The second and far more common is to have a BYO event, in which the liability for each bottle of alcohol resides solely in the person who brought it.
The official byo system is like something dreamed up by a committee of Soviet bureaucrats and Irish nuns. It begins with the composition—no fewer than 24 hours before the party—of a comprehensive guest list. This guest list does not serve the happy function of ensuring a perfect mix of types and temperaments at the festivity; rather, it limits attendance—and ensures that the frat is in possession of “a witness list in the event something does occur which may end up in court two or more years later.”
THUGGS GET SUED
The fraternity lawsuit is a lucrative mini-segment of the personal injury business.
School Violence and College Death Lawyer Douglas Fierberg, the best plaintiff’s attorney in the country when it comes to fraternity-related litigation. "He is also the man I would run to as though my hair were on fire if I ever found myself in a legal battle with a fraternity, and so should you." ~ Caitlin Flanagan
Douglas E. Fierberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Esq. Bode & Grenier, L.L.P.
1150 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Ninth Floor Washington, DC 20036
202.828.4100 or 1-877.WASH.DC.1 Fax: 202-828-4130
“I’ve recovered millions and millions of dollars from homeowners’ policies,” a top fraternal plaintiff’s attorney told me. For that is how many of the claims against boys who violate the strict policies are paid: from their parents’ homeowners’ insurance. As for the exorbitant cost of providing the young man with a legal defense for the civil case (in which, of course, there are no public defenders), that is money he and his parents are going to have to scramble to come up with, perhaps transforming the family home into an ATM to do it. The financial consequences of fraternity membership can be devastating, and they devolve not on the 18-year-old “man” but on his planning-for-retirement parents.
“Until proven otherwise,” Fierberg told me in April of fraternities, “they all are very risky organizations for young people to be involved in.” He maintains that fraternities “are part of an industry that has tremendous risk and a tremendous history of rape, serious injury, and death, and the vast majority share common risk-management policies that are fundamentally flawed. Most of them are awash in alcohol. And most if not all of them are bereft of any meaningful adult supervision.” As for the risk-management policies themselves: “They are primarily designed to take the nationals’ fingerprints off the injury and deaths, and I don’t believe that they offer any meaningful provisions.” The fraternity system, he argues, is “the largest industry in this country directly involved in the provision of alcohol to underage people.” The crisis-management plans reveal that in “the foreseeable future” there may be “the death or serious injury” of a healthy young person at a fraternity function.
THUGGE FRATERNITIES GET A LOBBIEST
Fraternities Hire Trent Lott To Lobby For Limiting Campus Sexual Assault Investigations With some help from K Street, fraternities and sororities are pushing for a bill that advocates for assault victims hate. Lott retired in 2007 as the Senate minority whip, and previously spent several years as the chamber's majority leader. He is a Sigma Nu alum.
National fraternity and sorority groups have hired former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) to lobby for legislation that would prevent colleges from punishing certain students accused of sexual assault. Lott is among a group of lobbyists who have collected $140,000 from the "Safe Campus Coalition" so far this year The coalition is made up of the National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), Kappa Alpha Order, the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Sigma Nu fraternity. The lobbyists are helping the groups push for the Safe Campus Act, which would restrict colleges from punishing students for sexual assault unless the police are also involved. Other illegal behaviors -- such as theft or physical assault -- would not be held to this requirement. The proposal is uniformly opposed by advocacy and activist groups that work with rape victims. Lott WORKS FOR Squire Patton Boggs firm, registered to lobby with the Safe Campus Coalition on April 24, 2015. The Safe Campus Coalition has also hired Lott's colleague Kevin O’Neill, an attorney at Squire Patton Boggs and executive director of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee.
RAPE: YOU CAN'T HAVE SEX WITHOUT CONSENT!
Examples abound of universities citing Ferpa to dodge scrutiny about campus rape. FERPA prohibits universities from capriciously releasing “education records.” When universities want to deny public access to information that might blemish their reputations, they routinely claim that Ferpa prevents them from disclosing such information — even when disclosure is plainly warranted. In many instances, the suppressed records concern sexual-assault complaints. Policies and procedures for handling accusations of rape vary tremendously from university to university and are often neither prompt nor effective.
Presently, more than 120 colleges and universities are under investigation by the Education Department for violating Title IX in their handling of sexual-assault complaints, a problem that has been exacerbated by the reflexive secrecy that veils the disciplinary proceedings at most institutions of higher education. The Constitution also states: “No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of all public bodies or agencies of state government and its subdivisions, except in cases in which the demand of individual privacy clearly exceeds the merits of public disclosure.” An individual’s right to privacy, in other words, must be weighed against the even more important right of the public to examine official documents.
"OWN THE LANGUAGE -- OWN THE CONVERSATION" ~ ECP
College sexual assault may be far more prevalent than previously believed. The study, titled "Incapacitated and Forcible Rape of College Women: Prevalence Across the First Year," which focused on first-year female students at one New York college, attempted to measure how frequently rape or attempted rape occurred by having female students fill out surveys throughout their freshman year.
“Women are really fed up with rape being excused. I think that’s true on campuses, I think that’s true in our justice system, I think that’s true at the high school level, and I think that’s just becoming true across the country. The ability to connect over online networks has really empowered women to stand up and do something,” Roland pointed out. “If you look at everything from the reaction to Todd Akin’s legitimate rape comment, to Steubenville, to Dartmouth, you can see that women aren’t putting up with it anymore.”
How can we stop rape if we're not even willing to call it what it is?
Definition: "Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim."
Colleges across the country are replacing the word "rape" in their sexual assault policies with "non-consensual sex" because schools don't want label students "rapists". Brett Sokolow of the National Center for Higher Education Risk is the consultant and lawyer behind this reprehensible shift. Alexandra Brodsky, founding co-director of Know Your IX helps students battle sexual assault using Title IX, the federal law which prohibits gender discrimination in education – says that using "sanitized language" demonstrates how colleges think about rape as more of a PR than justice problem. The problem here is not just colleges that are shying away from the proper label for sexual assault. In 2007, a Nebraska judge banned a woman and her lawyers from using the words "rape", "victim" and "sexual assault" in a rape trial because he didn't want to "prejudice the jury". The only word the woman was allowed to use: "sex". Similar mischaracterizations happen in the media, where headlines often describe an alleged rapist as facing charges for "having sex" with a child or unconscious person – as if either situation could be anything but rape. "Sex" isn't nonconsensual. Only rape is. Conflating the two gives credence to the myth that rape is just a particular shade of sex, rather than a violent crime. This is why some people can't even identify rape when it's right in front of their faces.
Activists want to hold public officials accountable for their actions.
PROTECTION - The Companion App
Companion: Never Walk Alone - Your Personal Safety Service and Mobile Blue Light
Tens of thousands of people around the world are now using a free personal-safety mobile app that allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.
Available for both Android and iOS. The user can send out several requests to different phone contacts in case people are not available to be a companion or not with their phones at the time. Those contacted then receive an SMS text message with a hyperlink in it that sends them to a web page with an interactive map showing the user walking to their destination. If the user strays off their path, falls, is pushed, starts running, or has their headphones yanked out of their phone, the app detects these changes in movement and asks the user if they're OK.
THUGGEE ELITE SINGLES DATING APP
There is a Tinder for Princeton called "Hey Tiger" and the business possibilities of elite people-sorting.
Schools on the list, for the most part, were unwilling to talk about specific incidents but said they have been working with the federal department to be more responsive to student complaints. From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the Education Department revealed its list of colleges under investigation. The schools range from public universities, including Ohio State, the University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State, to private schools including Knox College in Illinois, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Catholic University of America in the District of Columbia. Ivy League schools including Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth are also on the list. Schools on the list, for the most part, were unwilling to talk about specific incidents but said they have been working with the federal department to be more responsive to student complaints. The list of institutions under investigation for Title IX sexual violence issues will be updated regularly and made available to the public upon request by contacting the Press Office at email@example.com.
DARTMOUTH'S ARTICLE IS REMARKABLY FACT FREE Author of online post identified as member of Class of 2017
[... Dartmouth is currently under federal investigation for potential violations of Title IX, the federal gender equity law that requires universities to ensure a safe learning environment for students. A group of Dartmouth students and alumni have also filed a Clery Act complaint alleging that administrators have failed to accurately report incidences of sexual violence and hazing on campus. More recently, the college made national headlines after an anonymous individual posted a “rape guide” on the student site Bored at Baker, which is not technically affiliated with the college but which requires a Dartmouth email address to participate. The post gave explicit instructions for how to find and rape a particular female student — tips like “just casually drink with her now and then,” “prove you’re not a dangerous person,” and “she’s easily persuaded; keep on going.” The subject, who was referred to as a “whore,” was identified by name. At the end of February, just weeks after the post was first published on Bored at Baker, the female student said she was raped at a fraternity party at Dartmouth. And this isn’t the first time that Bored at Baker has been the subject of controversy. Last spring, Dartmouth canceled classes after several students received rape and death threats on the student site. Those students were targeted on Bored at Baker because they interrupted a campus event to protest their administration’s lackluster response to incidences of rape, racism, and homophobia. Afterward, they told ThinkProgress that Dartmouth officials chose to punish them for creating a disruption rather than working to crack down on rapists.]
[ ... Dartmouth is currently under federal investigation for potential violations of Title IX, the federal gender equity law that requires universities to ensure a safe learning environment for students. A group of Dartmouth students and alumni have also filed a Clery Act complaint alleging that administrators have failed to accurately report incidences of sexual violence and hazing on campus. More recently, the college made national headlines after an anonymous individual posted a “rape guide” on the student site Bored at Baker, which is not technically affiliated with the college but which requires a Dartmouth email address to participate. The post gave explicit instructions for how to find and rape a particular female student — tips like “just casually drink with her now and then,” “prove you’re not a dangerous person,” and “she’s easily persuaded; keep on going.” The subject, who was referred to as a “whore,” was identified by name. At the end of February, just weeks after the post was first published on Bored at Baker, the female student said she was raped at a fraternity party at Dartmouth. ...]
THUGGE HARVARD RAPE MODEL
Exceptionalism is all about pirate culture who can take and do whatever they want without impunity.
Boston University and Wellesley WOMEN are bussed in to attend parties and social events at Final Clubs – the Harvard equivalent of fraternities. Ivy League entitlement, institutional self-protection, impulsive identification with the accused rather than the accuser. A HARVARD student wrote an anonymous letter in the school newspaper detailing what she says was an assault on her and inaction by her university because of Harvard's thugge rape policy! Harvard and elite universities accused of inadequately meeting the needs of sexual assault survivors: Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, UNC, Occidental and many more.
@YALE Fraternity SAE, will be banned from 2016 for repeatedly violating sexual misconduct policy
The Yale chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been banned from campus until 2016, reportedly for violating the school's sexual misconduct policies, then impeding a university investigation into the frat's actions. Nobody is saying just what the violation was, only that it involved a presentation that took place during an initiation ceremony in February 2014
Church and State
Separation Between Church and State
US Department of Education press secretary Dorie Nolt said the agency “enforces Title IX's prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity, in any education program or activity operated by a recipient of federal taxpayer dollars.” “However, Title IX also provides an exemption for institutions controlled by religious organizations to the extent that Title IX conflicts with the religious tenets of the controlling organization,” said Nolt. It’s not just religious organizations that get to opt out of federal anti-discrimination law, but also military training schools, sororities and fraternities, and membership organizations like Girl Scouts and even the YMCA, according to the Title IX legislation.
9/19/14 Obama and Biden launched "It’s On Us" -- an awareness campaign to put an end to sexual assault on college campuses (fact sheet). The campaign asks everyone -- men and women -- to make a personal commitment to step off the sidelines and be part of the solution. An estimated one in five women has been sexually assaulted during her college years. Of those assaults, only 12% are reported. Of those reported assaults, only a fraction of the offenders are punished. (Note: The Obama Administration has taken steps to help bring an end to campus sexual assaults by sending guidance to every district, college, and university on legal obligations to prevent and respond to sexual assaults; creating the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to work with colleges and universities on developing critical best practices; and reviewing existing laws to make sure they adequately protect victims of sexual assault.)