$5 million per day Masonic Conspiracy!!!

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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Ok, for all of you Masonic Conspiracy nuts. I must say, you were right!! I'm a Mason, and I heard something in a Lodge last night that blew my mind, so this morning I looked it up, and apparently it is correct!


So, here is the big Conspiracy.....

Masons, and there appendent bodies contribute close to $5 million per day to Charity work nationwide! This includes things like the MMRL cutting edge heart chemistry research and the Shriner's Hospitals for kids.

But, it doesn't stop with just a couple of big ones. It also includes Many Others such as the increasing children cancer survival rates from 10% to 70% at a research center in Minnesota. It includes schools for young women. It includes sponsoring organ donation. It includes hearing devices for kids.

But, it doesn't stop there either. Not even close. Each little sub-group and sub-sub-group of Masonry has their own pet charities. Things like the Royal Arch Research Philanthropy that is currently donating funds to Univ. or Connecticut and organizations like Autism Speaks. Then there is Cryptic Masonic Medical Research.... scary name, but not when you realize they are funding the Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine (ICVBM), which is located at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. WOW!

So, is it all Medical Research and Hospitals? NO!!

Lodge community and family relationship renewals. Some areas are seeking out ways to better connect with families and communities and help in ways specific to each community. Here's a Lodge funding Special Olympics and Community Learning Centers.

Here in my town alone, Mason's help to organize and fund Springtime Tallahassee as a community event and parade, plus the Scottish Highland Games, plus the Mother's Day 5k.

So, $5M per day from Masonic interests and endeavors, is it all about the money? NO!!

What else do Mason's do?

Just one Shrine Temple
What about Driving kids and their families to the hospitals? Fundraising for crime victims? Replacing Christmas Presents for robbery victims? Participating in Church events? Escorting Fallen Police Officers? Volunteering in Retirement Homes? Helping with Hospice Care? Visiting folks in the Hospitals and just sitting and talking? Conducting Clown Schools, and providing Clown Services free of charge?

What about the personal things each and every Mason does on their own time, as a person, but also as a good and upright Mason? Things like visiting their homebound brethren? Things like pitching in to remodel someone's home? Things like taking an acquaintance into one's own home when they fall on hard times?

I have personally seen every one of these things done right here in my own town. The $5M per day number was shocking to me last night. Shocking in a GREAT WAY, but still shocking, but now that I think about it, the $5M per day is probably small in comparison to what 2 million US Masons do on a daily basis, voluntarily, by their own will and accord, as part of their daily duties, and they never consider it as charity. They just consider it part of their lives without giving it a second thought.

This Masonic Conspiracy thing is larger, and more rampant than even I imagined, and Thank God that it is!!
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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al capone handed out turkeys at Christmas. what's your point.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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A turkey is nice, but a cutting edge heart drug that stabilizes your arrhythmia is way nicer!

The point is the sheer magnitude of it that surprises me, even as a Mason! I have participated in many of these things myself, but I never once thought that selling those newspapers on a busy street corner was going to add up to $5M per day!

$1,825,000,000 per year just in money raised, not to mention all of the good works, hours spent, and lives impacted. It is quite a feat!



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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Oh noes! You're right!

They're trying to make people live longer by helping people, thus causing the world population to spiral out of control!

The evil Masons



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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This Masonic Conspiracy thing is larger, and more rampant than even I imagined, and Thank God that it is!!
It's no masonic conspiracy,is just a bunch of rich SOB that independently of one another try to multiply their money by acting like charity.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by diamondsmith
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This Masonic Conspiracy thing is larger, and more rampant than even I imagined, and Thank God that it is!!
It's no masonic conspiracy,is just a bunch of rich SOB that independently of one another try to multiply their money by acting like charity.





Definitely not that!!! My Lodge has about 160 people. There are maybe 2 or 3 small-business owner/millionaire types in my Lodge. They would not consider themselves "rich" but for the rest of us they seem pretty well off. BUT, the charity does not come from those 2 or 3 people. It comes from all of us. Sometimes maybe I give 3 or 10 dollars, and the wealthier members give $100 or $250, but the majority of the money is still collected from us regular working folks adding all of our $2 and $5 donations into the larger pot.

When it comes to things like the Shriner's Hospitals, it is a bunch of dedicated Masons/Shriners/and their families that put in a lot of work to collect funds from the general population. We sponsor events, cookouts, etc. We solicit money from folks, and we pass through 100% of the donations to the hospitals. Not a cent of it stays to fund the activity or the Lodges/Temples. All of the operation costs are footed by the Masonic groups, and the fundraising is completely passed through to the charity named.

This is definitely not some philanthropic rich guy organization, although a few of those are members, but this is a blue-collar endeavor.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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You say, "acting like a charity" like it's a bad thing. Charitable actions do real good. It's remarkable that you maintain such ill will towards people you don't know anything about. Can you find evidence of evil that they are doing that is comparable to the evidence of the good that they are doing provided by the OP?

Any reasonable person can recognize charitable donations to causes such as those identified in the OP as a good thing. Even if you hate the masons, if you can't even admit that their philanthropic activities are laudable, you're not assessing the situation fairly.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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This is definitely not some philanthropic rich guy organization, although a few of those are members, but this is a blue-collar endeavor
Maybe you are right,you see,hundreds of years ago were more respect,and that respect lead to a feeling of noblemindednes for those people,but now days there is a melange,and a lot of disrespect,unfortunately.

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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There has definitely been an ebb and flow in the reputation of Freemasonry. It was well-accepted and admired in the time of the founding of our country, then it ran on some hard times with some corruption and poor press, and then it sort of reinvented itself and enjoyed another century or so of great times. It seemed to really be faltering up until 2008. I think the internet conspiracies hurt some, although they also created some curiosity. Maybe times were just so good that people kind of forgot about Masonry. Since 2008 we have seen a nice resurgence in interest. Perhaps the bad economy and volatile political situations have led to people getting more active and involved.

I'm not sure, but I'm glad to see people interested in their communities again.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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I'm not sure, but I'm glad to see people interested in their communities again
To adapt historic movements to modern era it's harder then reinvent them selves.In the fight for wealth the distinction between good and help it's the darkness of the modern era.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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So an organization should be judged by the amount of money it donates?
Monsanto has a charity as well.

I have no doubt that the majority of masons are well-respected, polite and caring people that have no interest in harming others at all. But what about those on the top of the pyramid (and those beyond)?



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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There is no "top of the pyramid" nor anything above. All Masons are equal. We have a hierarchy where someone serves a single year in an elected position and then moves on. Each State has a Grand Lodge, where the positions are also elected to 1 year terms. No state is more important than any other state.

And, I've said this in many threads, if there was some very small, elite, group of Masons, that were acting against the tenets of Masonry, and acting secretly because they knew the majority of the Masons would not support them, and they knew they would be expelled from the fraternity for their actions, then they really aren't Masons at all are they?

It is no different than a few cops giving all the cops a bad name, or a couple of football players giving a whole team a bad name. If some small, secretive, evil group exists, then they would just be a group of criminals that also happen to be Masons, or professors, or football players, or men, or cops. They would not define the group as a whole.

From 2009, but pertinent. Most Powerful Masons revealed!
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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I, a non Mason, can faithfully vouch for that, friend. At age five, my beautiful daugher was horribly burned over 60% of her little body. within a few days, the hospital bill was over $100,000. I was approached by a man outside her room who told me he was from the Shriner's, and offered not only to pay the bill in full, but to transport my daughter to the Shriner Burn Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Without this help, I really do not know what I would have done.
Still to this day, my daughter is an adult now, but the Shriners still transport my little step son to his doctor appointments. I have seen with my own eyes what the Freemasons do, and I applaud you all for your charity.
www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org...



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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That's pretty awesome! I'm really glad you're daughter was able to get help.

I burned 25% of my body, as an adult, and the burn unit wards are scary places. The whole ordeal was life-changing, and when I later became a Mason, it was partly so I could also become a Shriner, and I could visit the hospitals and tell kids that everything was going to be alright. A lot of Docs give the patients the worst-case scenarios, but they don't always give them any success stories to raise their hopes. I made full recoveries despite the Doctors warnings, and I wanted others to know that was possible also, and I thought the Shriners would be a good place to do that.

I haven't visited the hospitals as much as I would like, but its awesome to hear a story where someone was helped.

Thank you so much for sharing!



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Thanks for pointing this out, it changes my perspective tremendously.
What you wrote was an excellent argument, indeed.

Excuse my ignorance. I was considering this topic from a rather superficial perspective.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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No problem at all. I'm happy to talk about the Masons and educate where possible. Most Masons are happy to talk about it. I'm hoping several more Masons find this thread soon, because there are plenty of Masons on ATS with more knowledge and experience than me.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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Text. Charitable actions do real good
you are right,but they are like big a corporation,they have an imaginary market value.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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I've always liked this video, it is up in other threads, but it serves to describe the motivations of Masons pretty well in about 5 minutes.




posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Very beautiful words of wisdom,and the major question"who you are",who are we.or who are those millions to die of hunger in Africa.At large scale those words "who you are"are.....



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Isn't that the great question that fuels religion, debate, politics, and conspiracies, and more?

"Who am I?" is just about the most fundamental human yearning I can imagine, along with, "Why am I here?"

I can't answer for God, or for any other individual. I have no idea what purpose all the suffering in Africa serves, but it is beyond my influence. I will do everything good that I can for those that I can reach.

The topic reminds me of Stephen Covey's principles of "Circle of Influence" and "Circle of Concern." In an ideal situation the circles are identical. Your concerns are focused in that circle where you have influence. For most people, the circle of concern is much larger than the circle of influence, and it adds unneeded stress and worry and it wastes mental resources on topics that are irrelevant. For some people, (like our political leaders and celebrities) there circle of influence is often larger than their circle of concern, and it creates negative and unintentional consequences for their actions. We should all strive to make sure the two circles are equal in size.






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