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Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Munk, who founded Barrick Gold and built it into the world's biggest gold-mining company, has died at the age of 90.
"Munk passed away peacefully in Toronto today, surrounded by his family," Barrick said in a release.
Peter Munk takes the blame for mistakes of past 2 years
Munk was born in Budapest in 1927 and moved to Toronto 20 years later.
He founded numerous businesses after moving to Canada, including a furniture and electronics business, a hotel chain and several real estate ventures. Then in 1983 Munk founded Barrick, starting with a tiny mine that produced about 3,000 ounces of gold in its first year of operation.
Then in 1986, he bought an underperforming mine in Nevada called Goldstrike, which was producing 40,000 ounces of gold per year at the time. Munk believed in its potential so he bet on it big — and won. Since that acquisition, the mine has produced 42 million ounces of gold for the company, and still cranks out more than one million every year.
In 2006, Barrick officially became the world's largest gold miner after a $10 billion acquisition of rival Placer Dome.
Munk differentiated himself from other mining companies by coming to the industry with a financial perspective, not the geological or engineering backgrounds from which many companies in the industry view the world. A good deal of credit for Barrick's successes over the years has come from its gold hedging strategy, which in retrospect made the company better able to withstand the ups and down of fickle gold prices by ensuring a continuous flow of revenue even in lean years.
But there were some misses along the way, too. In 2011, Barrick paid $7.3 billion to buy Equinox, which ran a copper and gold mine in Zambia. That deal proved to be a mistake, and less than two years later Barrick wrote down the value of those acquired assets by more than half of the initial price tag. Another big $8.5 billion bet on a gold and silver mine in the Andes proved similarly foolhardy once commodity prices collapsed.
Sara Bronfman first became involved in aiding Libya after traveling as a delegate with the Independent Libya Foundation in November 2011, during the Arab Spring and after the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The delegation was headed by president and founder Basit Iglet and consisted of multiple humanitarian experts, including Adam Hock and Joseph Hagin. They toured post-Gaddafi Libya and presented their "multi-phase re-integration program," which was accepted by the local authorities of Benghazi, who were appointed by the Libyan National Transitional Council.
She has been involved with the U.S.-Libya Chamber of Commerce since its founding in November 2011 with the purpose of developing viable economic links between American and Libyan enterprises. The chamber announced that Sara, who was then a member on the board, would be the new president after the conclusion of a vote conducted by the organizations board members on February 20, 2012. The announcement occurred after Adam Hock resigned as president and board member to pursue private ventures within the country. In a press release Sara stated "as I am able to devote my efforts to the development of the Chamber to support bilateral trade between Libya and the United States, it is a privilege to take on this significant role as the President of the US-Libya Chamber of Commerce." In an interview with the National Journal, Bronfman stated that the situation in Libya provides an opportunity for the State Department to change their tactics, and "rather than enforcing our ways on them, we need to understand their ways, learn from them and discover which of our country’s many strengths we can (use to) best support them."
At the age of 25, Sara was introduced to NXIVM by a family friend. NXIVM is a multi-level marketing organization founded by Keith Raniere that claims to help individuals achieve self-discovery, offering personal and professional development seminars, but is sometimes referred to as a cult. According to the family friend, Sara was "desperately looking for some purpose in her life. And she found it at NXIVM." " Sara has described herself, prior to discovering NXIVM, as “dilettantish.”[
The Libya Herald reports that Al Sadiq Abd-Alrahman Ali Al-Ghariani supports Basit Igtet, who in September reentered the political arena, calling on Libyans to overthrow the Libyan government and install him as President.
Muslim Basit Igtet is married to Sara Bronfman, one of the leaders of NXIVM.
she allegedly used images of Uranian pig-farm oath ceremonies to extort 9/11 cooperation from the likes of Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Frank Carlucci, Lynn McNulty, Dr. David Finkleman, Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, Rear Admiral Gordon Piche, Robert Mueller, Bruce McConnell and Generals Haig, Shelton and Shalikashvili
Since 2013, after witnessing how Rational Inquiry® profoundly reduced the symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome in a single individual, Nancy partnered with the Ethical Science Foundation to reproduce these results in others.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: ketsuko
This Times Union article states that Nancy Salzman was a registered nurse. Does anyone have any links in their kitbag to check if she was a psychiatric or other kind of nurse? I'm wondering if her background might have included admistering drugs for psychotic effects and therefore whether the cult's brainwashing follows MK Ultra techniques.
She became a part of the group in 2000 after taking a NXIVM course at the suggestion of Nancy Salzman, the president of NXIVM, Bouchey said in court papers.She said she had used Salzman, a nurse, for private "therapy sessions" as she was going through a divorce.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP's creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP methodology can "model" the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills. They claim as well that, often in a single session, NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, tic disorders, psychosomatic illnesses, near-sightedness, allergy, common cold, and learning disorders.
NLP has since been discredited scientifically, but continues to be marketed by some hypnotherapists and by some companies that organize seminars and workshops on management training for businesses. There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims made by NLP advocates and it has been discredited as a pseudoscience by experts. Scientific reviews state that NLP is based on outdated metaphors of how the brain works that are inconsistent with current neurological theory and contain numerous factual errors. Reviews also found that all of the supportive research on NLP contained significant methodological flaws and that there were three times as many studies of a much higher quality that failed to reproduce the "extraordinary claims" made by Bandler, Grinder, and other NLP practitioners. Even so, NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and also by companies that run seminars marketed as leadership training to businesses and government agencies.