Your Questions About Successful Traders Stories

George asks…

Why didn’t liberals get worked up when Marc Rich’s wife purchased a pardon from Clinton?

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,99302,00.html

In 1983, Rich was indicted in federal court of evading more than $48 million in taxes. He was also charged with 51 counts of tax fraud and with running illegal oil deals with Iran during the hostage crisis.

Marc Rich’s socialite ex-wife has donated an estimated $1 million to Democratic causes, including $70,000 to Hillary Clinton’s successful Senate campaign and $450,000 to the Clinton presidential library fund. She also lobbied heavily for Marc’s pardon.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=295926

Former American fugitive Marc Rich was a middleman for several of Iraq’s suspect oil deals in February 2001, just one month after his pardon from President Clinton, according to oil industry shipping records obtained by ABC News.

And a U.S. criminal investigation is looking into whether Rich, as well as several other prominent oil traders, made illegal payments to Iraq in order to obtain the lucrative oil contracts.
*****Again, Libby wasn’t pardoned. Why is it so hard for some of you people to get it through your heads?

John answers:

BEST PARDON EVER:
Roger Clinton, the president’s half-brother, on drug charges after having served the entire sentence more than a decade before. Roger Clinton would be charged with drunk driving and disorderly conduct in an unrelated incident within a year of the pardon.He was also briefly alleged to have been utilized in lobbying for the Braswell pardon, among others.

If Bush did that for Jeb, the libs would be at the door like the mob at Frankensteins castle!!!

Charles asks…

Could this be possible? world history…?

Hi…Guys I’m a big fan of world history its Amazing.
Anyway I’ll tell you a story. In the Philippines in the 1800 a fleet of dutch traders encountered a hurricane in the sea. What happened was there boat was washed ashore. Unable to go back and ask for rescue they stayed in the area. Breading with the natives… It is said that they were so successful there are white natives right now in that Area.

Anyway could this be possible? I know a lot of Filipinos who have Spanish Ancestors like this family.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/70/207002916_638bc2e263_o.jpg

It is said that there were sitings in that Area who look European and act like native people. You know with sticks and Huts.

I wanna capture one alive=D

John answers:

Yes, this did happen in 1804, the small and mildly famous tribe is named the ‘Equapines’ and are still around to this day, however many left towards the citys.

Ken asks…

Monroe Doctrine and Pilgrim Fathers help please?

For A level history i have to find information of Monroe Doctrine and Pilgrim Fathers. I have to explain it to other people in 2 mins. This what i got.

The author of the Monroe Doctrine was John Quincy Adams.
The Monroe Doctrine was a United States policy that was made public on December 2nd , 1823, which said that anymore efforts by European governments to take over and live on land or interfere with states in the Americas would be seen by the United States of America as acts of aggression requiring US intervention. In 1836, the United States government denied Britain’s alliance with the Republic of Texas because of the rule of the Monroe Doctrine.

Uses of the Monroe Doctrine
In 1836, the United States government denied Britain’s alliance with the Republic of Texas because of the rules of the Monroe Doctrine. On December 2, 1845, U.S. President James Polk said to Congress that the rule of the Monroe Doctrine should be strictly enforced and that the United States should aggressively expand into the West. In 1852, a few politicians used the rule of the Monroe Doctrine to argue for removing the Spanish from Cuba by force.

Big Sister Policy
The Big Sister policy was an extension of the Monroe Doctrine formulated by James Gillespie Blaine in the 1880s that aimed to rally Latin American nations behind US leadership and to open their markets to US traders. Blaine served as Secretary of State in 1881 in the cabinet of President James Garfield and again from 1889 to 1892 in the cabinet of President Benjamin Harrison. As a part of the policy, Blaine arranged and led the First International Conference of American States in 1889.

Pilgrim Fathers
Pilgrim Fathers are a name that is commonly used to refer to the early settlers in Plymouth Colony in present day Plymouth, Massachusetts. Their leadership came from a religious congregation who had fled from the East Midlands of England to Holland in the Netherlands. By 1617, although the congregation was stable and relatively secure, there were ongoing issues that needed to be resolved. The colony was made in 1620 and became the second most successful English settlement in what was to become the United States of America. The Pilgrims story has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States. The first documented use of Pilgrims (that was not simply quoting Bradford) was at a December 22, 1798 celebration of Forefathers’ Day, in Boston

Have i missed out any important information? If so could you tell me what it is please.
Thank you

John answers:

The author was President James Monroe.

Maria asks…

What do you think of this Idea?

The story idea takes place in India in the 1920’s, once it began striving towards its independence, and
Ashad, a nine-year old boy from Delhi, whose father disappears one day from their beautiful home to attain business in Bombay. A couple years following his departure, the father stops sending the family money, and the family is forced to move in a poor rural area in Delhi, where his older brother begins working a small job to keep the family running. In the rural area, Ashad makes friends with many kids, namely Salim and Gauri. Both of which have problems with their parents, and become very good friends. Gauri secretly has a crush on Ashad, while Salim is fearful of his abusive, alcoholic father, and often does not eat enough, so turns to his neighbor, an old lady widow. In return, he works for her, and helps her around the house.
One day, Salim meets an old man in the outskirts of the village, who he helps out with his cupplies. In return, the man gives him an offer to come with him to Bombay to meet Gandhi, and embark on his protests. Salim, excited that this might be a chance to escape his father, agrees. Ashad, who feels this is an opportunity to search for his father, also agrees. Gauri who hears about all this, decides to go as well, since she doesn’t fee any love from her parents anyway.

On the night of the day they meet the man, they undertake their journey. They see numerous things and meet numerous people. Eventually they arrive in a small trade area of merchants and traders. The man states that he was supposed to meet his friend in this town.
From their, the three children experience many things, and eventually, 10 years later, Ashad becomes a store owner, and becomes moderately successful, (he finds out his father married
some other women following his departure to Bombay), Gauri is arried to a very abusive man, but she escapes from him and goes with Ashad. (Salim dies of sickness). In the end, the two of them go back home to rural Delhi, to live in their mother’s home.

John answers:

Given the fact that it’s a realistic story – it would need to be written very well, I would also add some elements of danger and intrigue to keep the reader interested. If the characters had firm goals they were trying to reach the reader would be more invested in what happens to them – in the end write what interests you – just write it all out and save editing for later drafts – not everyone is going to be interested. But a lot of people like realistic stories about people especially if they bring to light aspects of social, religious etc.. Issues in an interesting way

Jenny asks…

Were the founding fathers elite?

People are always complaining that we have a government where our elected officials are lawyers or doctors or otherwise elitists, and that our country was not founded by the “power elites”. This shows a fundamental deep-seated ignorance of American history, heck, back then the power elites were the only people who were even literate! It wasn’t until the advent of nationwide public schools that you had widespread literacy.

So, I give you the elitist signers of the Declaration of Independence

(“Statesmen” below means basically “career politician”, incumbent, elitist, etc. They’re people for whom I couldn’t find any career other than being in politics. The 1700s being what they were, those people probably owned land, slaves, etc. Also, anybody listed as a “Plantation Owner” would have had bundles and bundles of slaves.)

President of Congress
1. John Hancock (Massachusetts) – Wealthy shipping magnate
Hancock inherited a very successful shipping company, and further increased it in scope and wealth
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New Hampshire
2. Josiah Bartlett – Doctor
3. William Whipple – Merchant, Judge
4. Matthew Thornton – Doctor
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Massachusetts
5. Samuel Adams – Statesman and Harvard grad
6. John Adams – Lawyer and Harvard grad
7. Robert Treat Paine – Lawyer and Harvard grad
8. Elbridge Gerry – Doctor, merchant, and Harvard grad
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Rhode Island
9. Stephen Hopkins – Merchant and ship owner
10. William Ellery – Merchant, Lawyer, Judge
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Connecticut
11. Roger Sherman – Lawyer and Judge
12. Samuel Huntington – Lawyer
13. William Williams – Merchant and pastor
14. Oliver Wolcott – Career soldier and statesman
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New York
15. William Floyd – Farmer and statesman
16. Philip Livingston – Merchant, statesman, Yale grad
17. Francis Lewis – Mercantile agent
18. Lewis Morris – Real estate owner/developer
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New Jersey
19. Richard Stockton – Lawyer
20. John Witherspoon – Preacher
21. Francis Hopkinson – Customs Collector and Judge
22. John Hart – Statesman
23. Abraham Clark – Lawyer
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Pennsylvania
24. Robert Morris – Merchant and slave trader
25. Benjamin Rush – Doctor
26. Benjamin Franklin – Author, printer, scientist, statesman, all-around polymath. Also quite the ladies man.
27. John Morton – Farmer and Judge
28. George Clymer – Statesman
29. James Smith – Lawyer
30. George Taylor – Ironmaster at a foundry
(Real rags to riches story, George came to the US as an indentured servant. He was one of the very few non-elites who signed the Declaration.)
31. James Wilson – Lawyer
32. George Ross – Lawyer
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Delaware
33. George Read – Lawyer
34. Caesar Rodney – Lawyer
35. Thomas McKean – Lawyer
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Maryland
36. Samuel Chase – Lawyer and Judge
37. William Paca – Lawyer and Judge
38. Thomas Stone – Plantation owner
39. Charles Carroll of Carrollton – Financier and oppressed Catholic
(It’s suspected that the 1st Amendment’s freedom of religion was in appreciation to all the work that Charles Carroll did for the Revolution, when previously Catholics had been unable to practice law or vote)
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Virginia
40. George Wythe – Lawyer and Judge
41. Richard Henry Lee – Statesman, descendant of the FFV
42. Thomas Jefferson – Highly educated polymath
43. Benjamin Harrison – Plantation owner
44. Thomas Nelson, Jr. – Plantation owner and statesman
45. Francis Lightfoot Lee – Statesman, descendant of the FFV
46. Carter Braxton – Merchant-planter and slave trader
The “First Families of Virginia” or FFV, descendents of the Jamestown settlers, were the old money in Virginia, they were the most powerful and influential families in Virginia’s social, financial, and political elite. One of these families was the Lee family, from which famous Civil War General Robert E. Lee was descended.
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North Carolina
47. William Hooper – Lawyer and Hardvard Grad
48. Joseph Hewes – Merchant and Princeton grad
49. John Penn – Lawyer
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South Carolina
50. Edward Rutledge – Lawyer, owned over 50 slaves
51. Thomas Heyward, Jr. – Lawyer, Judge
52. Thomas Lynch, Jr. – Lawyer
53. Arthur Middleton – Lawyer
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Georgia
54. Button Gwinnett – Merchant and plantation owner
55. Lyman Hall – Doctor and Yale grad
56. George Walton – Carpenter, Freemason, statesman

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John answers:

Those are the same people who think the US is a democracy, which it is not. Fifty of the framers of the constitution were Freemasons. If they were egalitarians, you would think they would have created a democracy, not a constitutional republic. There is no mention of democracy anywhere in the constitution, yet we are taught in school that the US is a ‘democratic’ republic, which is false. Then thet further the lie by just referring to it as a democracy. To make things even worse, we are told to be proud of who we are, even though pride is considered to be one of the seven deadly sins. Of course, the pride in citizenship is just to get the sleeping sheeple to shout down anyone who points this out as un-American, even though these same bufoons claim to be in favor of freedom of expression.

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