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BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street

Post by Firestarter » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:35 pm

When investigating the 1 October Las Vegas “mass shooting” I found out about Vanguard and Fidelity (FMR): viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1156#p4358

First I looked at the major shareholders in Live Nation Entertainment Inc, which includes Vanguard (several times) and Fidelity: http://investors.morningstar.com/owners ... html?t=LYV
(archived here: http://archive.is/gfOhJ)

Then I looked at the major shareholders in MGM Resorts, which includes Vanguard (multiple times) and BlackRock: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/MGM/holders?p=MGM
(archived here: http://archive.is/Du5Bl)

Then I looked at the major shareholders in Las Vegas Sands, which includes Vanguard (multiple times), BlackRock and Fidelity (FMR, LLC): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/LVS/holders?p=LVS
(archived here: http://archive.is/fEl81)

I also found a link between Vanguard, Obama and the 2010 BP oil spill: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=713&p=4412#p4412


Basically there are four investment funds – the Big Four - that control the US economy:
BlackRock,
Vanguard Group,
State Street,
Fidelity.

The 8 largest US financial companies - JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bancorp, Bank of New York Mellon and Morgan Stanley - are 100% controlled by ten shareholders. The Big Four are major shareholders in all of these 8 financial institutions.
As a result, the privately owned Federal Reserve is controlled by the Big Four…

Some of the major companies controlled by the Big Four include:
Alcoa, Altria Group, American International Group, AT&T,

Boeing, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, DuPont,

Exxon Mobil, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard,

Home Depot, Honeywell International, Intel, International Business Machines,

Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, McDonald's, Merck,

Microsoft, 3M, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble,

United Technologies, Verizon Communications, Wal-Mart Stores,

Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation,

CBS, NBC Universal: http://www.pravdareport.com/business/fi ... e_world-0/
(archived here: http://archive.is/CTDsD)


The following story talks about the Big Three passive investment funds: BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street (thus without Fidelity).
The Big Three, taken together are the largest shareholder in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the USA.
In the S&P 500 – the benchmark index of America’s largest corporations – the Big Three are the largest shareholder in 438 of the 500 firms (or roughly 88%), including Apple, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, General Electric and Coca-Cola.

In 2015, CEO of Vanguard William McNabb said:
In the past, some have mistakenly assumed that our predominantly passive management style suggests a passive attitude with respect to corporate governance. Nothing could be further from the truth.
http://theconversation.com/these-three- ... rica-77072
(archived here: http://archive.is/rZENG)

The last story was based on the following report, which concludes that the Big Three have risen considerably over the last decade and their control over the US economy is comparable to that of John D. Rockefeller and JP Morgan some hundred years ago.
BlackRock was founded in 1988 as part of the Blackstone Group of Baron Jacob Rothschild. According to the state media BlackRock is independent from Blackstone since 1995.

BlackRock is the largest of the Big Three and the biggest asset manager in the world. At mid-2016, BlackRock had $4.5 trillion in assets under management.
Vanguard — with $3.6 trillion in assets under management in mid-2016 — is currently the fastest growing asset manager of the Big Three. In 2015, the group had inflows of $236 billion, the largest annual flow of money to an asset managing company of all-time.
State Street is smaller than BlackRock and Vanguard, but still one of the largest global asset managers. In mid-2016, it had $2.3 trillion in assets under management.

The Big Three vote similar. They side with management in more than 90% of votes.
In at least one prominent case BlackRock convinced the central corporate governance team to change its policy: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services ... l_risk.pdf

See the following figure that shows that the Big Three dominate the US economy.
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Vanguard, Dick Cheney

Post by Firestarter » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:35 pm

At the end of 2005, Vanguard owned 5% or more of (only) 3 S&P 500 companies.
By the end of June 2016, that number had rocketed to 468 companies, or about 94% …

Vanguard has 15 people overseeing about 13,000 companies around the world.
BlackRock has about 24 people who work on governance issues at some 14,000 companies, and it plans to add 7 more in 2016/2017.

How BlackRock and the other big investment funds vote often determines the outcome.
Between 2014 and 2015, there were nearly 20 unsuccessful shareholder proposals on environmental and social issues that would have passed with the support of BlackRock, Vanguard or State Street.

Edkins said BlackRock has influence in about 1,200 of the US companies owned by its passive funds. She said meetings behind closed doors are more influential than votes against management.
In 2015, BlackRock voted for the $18 billion merger between professional service providers Towers Watson and Willis Group.
In June 2016, BlackRock, voted against the executive pay plan at Mylan, which has since been embroiled in controversy over its pricing of the EpiPen drug: https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/passi ... s-20161025
(archived here: http://archive.is/prsXN)


From 1995 to 2000, Richard Cheney was director of Halliburton and may have received deferred compensation and other benefits from Halliburton for a period of five years.
In 2008, when Cheney was Vice President, the Vanguard Group, with 7.6 million shares worth about $176 million, was the 10th largest Halliburton shareholder. Halliburton was awarded a huge almost open-ended non-competitive-bid contract for work in Iraq, worth over $2 billion.
Vanguard was/is also a huge owner in ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.

Vice President Cheney's disclosure statement showed that he had $18 to $87 million invested through Vanguard: http://www.populist.com/03.19.burns.html


In November 2008, Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for neglecting federal prisoners and responsibility for abuses in the privately run prisons in Willacy County in South Texas.
Guerra estimated Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group at $85 million (not blind!).
The 3 top prison companies Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group and Cornell, have the Vanguard Group as major shareholder in common.

Guerra found out that in 2006 Cheney shut down the investigation into the killing of prison inmate Gregorio De La Rosa Jr. Guerra says Cheney stopped the investigation so that the value of his shares Vanguard would rise.
Guerra was himself indicted by Marvin Mosbacker on behalf of the Bush administration for investigating a little too hard…
The investigation was taken over by the FBI (where have I heard this before?). The assistant US attorney that was handling the investigation - Marvin Mosbacker: https://www.democracynow.org/2008/11/20 ... s_indicted
(archived here: http://archive.is/mKGNH)

For some reason the Judge dismissed the case against Cheney and Gonzales, after a mere 2 weeks.
Maybe Guerra should have invested in Vanguard; a two-page notice tacked to a bulletin board advertised the 6 January 2009 foreclosure sale of his home: http://www.raymondville-chronicle.com/n ... s/019.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/TnVdy)


Vanguard is apparently one of the companies that profits from the enormous prison population in the USA: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=735#p3602
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Re: BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street

Post by Firestarter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:59 pm

Regularly after I post about some topic, stories with similar keywords are put on the internet to bury mine. After I first posted about BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street on 2 December, on 4 December Bloomberg published a story on BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features ... -you-think
(archived here: http://archive.is/4UgMe)

It is based on, for example, the following 83 page paper that was posted in April 2014, so almost “recently”: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Papers.cfm ... id=2427345


BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street together control 75% of all the money in passive funds, including 82% of ETF assets (ETF: Exchange-Traded Fund).
In 2016, BlackRock and Vanguard voted with management on compensation-related shareholder proposals 98% of the time, and State Street 84%.
Their focus is on behind-the-scenes deals. According to Vanguard’s Glenn Booraem:
By the time the issue gets to the ballot, shareholders are left with a binary choice.
By having ongoing discussions, we can get into the shades of gray that are often directionally consistent with the shareholder proposal, but better reflect our views.
While BlackRock and Vanguard have publicly announced their commitment to environmental issues, in reality they have always voted against climate-related shareholder proposals - with the exception of one vote against ExxonMobil management. This only happened after ExxonMobil over several years had declined the BlackRock money manager’s repeated requests to discuss the policy: https://www.barrons.com/articles/passiv ... 1499491673

Four of the 10 ten biggest companies in the world are from the USA – 1 Wal-Mart Stores, 8 Berkshire Hathaway, 9 Apple, and 10 Exxon Mobil: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/201 ... s-revenue/

Major shareholders in Wal-Mart include – Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/WMT/holders?p=WMT
(archived here: http://archive.is/SYyl9)

Major shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway include - Fidelity (FMR)
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/brk-a/holders?ltr=1
(archived here: http://archive.is/7SxAd)

Major shareholders in Apple include - Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street and Fidelity (FMR): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/aapl/holders?ltr=1
(archived here: http://archive.is/qXaQ3)

Major shareholders in Exxon Mobil include – Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/xom/holders?ltr=1
(archived here: http://archive.is/watUw)


Vanguard is by far the biggest growing investment fund over the last 3 years. Vanguard funds gathered an additional $823 billion from 2014 to 2016. All of the 4,000 other investment firms combined took in just a net $97 billion during that same period. In other words, Vanguard scooped up about 8.5 times as much money as all of its competitors…
Vanguard’s assets under management have skyrocketed from $1 trillion, 7 years ago, to $4.2 trillion. About $3 trillion of this is invested in “passive” index-based strategies, with the rest in “active” funds.
These days, Vanguard’s traders funnel up to $2 billion a day into a variety of stocks from the biggest to thousands of smaller companies – that’s 20 times Vanguard’s daily investments in 2009.
In February, March of this year, 90% of the money invested in a United States mutual fund or E.T.F. was absorbed by Vanguard: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/busi ... rowth.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/f5fFA)
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Re: BlackRock, Vanguard

Post by Firestarter » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:43 pm

It’s interesting to look at last year’s presidential candidates in this context.

Hillary Clinton in 2015 disclosed that she had invested between $5 million and $25 million in Vanguard's S&P 500 index fund, which invests in the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the US.
Clinton also had $5 million to $25 million in "JP Morgan Custody Account (Cash)". None of her other investments were worth more than $1 million: https://www.vox.com/2015/5/18/8618043/h ... s-vanguard

In what looks like a conflict of interests, in 2012 Bill Clinton got rewarded with $400,000 for 2 speeches to Vanguard institutional client groups: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq- ... 00000.html


In March 2016, Reuters reported that 18 of the 21 the hedge funds in which Donald Trump had invested had been losing money since 2015, an average loss of 8.5% in 2015. In the first 2 months of 2016 Trump's funds lost another 2.9%.
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Compared to stock market and hedge fund industry benchmarks that broke even or came close to it in 2015, Donald’s investments didn’t fare well.
Most investments by Trump were made in BlackRock's Obsidian fund, followed by Paulson & Co (of John Paulson) and Baron Capital (of Ron Baron).
Trump's funds that fell in 2015 have done better in the years before 2015. BlackRock's Obsidian fund for example, has averaged annual returns of 3.39% percent from 2011-2015: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-e ... KKCN0WQ0WI

In contrast to 2015, Donald Trump reported impressive profits on his investments in stock and funds in July 2015. I don’t know when he invested first (so don’t know over what period he made these profits).
A profit of $27 million on $67.3 million invested in stocks (40% gains).
A profit of $22.4 million on $68.2 million invested in funds (23% gains): https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-stat/ ... 5-2015.pdf

Ivanka Trump also invested BlackRock’s Obsidian hedge fund.
Donald Trump has claimed that he doesn’t need to divest his assets in BlackRock, as the conflict-of-interest rules don’t apply to him: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/op ... 043ad4b049


John Paulson (who has worked at Goldman Sachs) was also part of Trump’s financial team for the elections.
Paulson should be infamous for making over $5 billion by betting against his own clients, while playing a part in crashing the American mortgage markets in 2008. After making billions of dollars Goldman Sachs paid $550 million to settle fraud charges with the SEC and had the Frenchman Fabrice Tourre convicted for this multibillion fraud.
Eventually the crisis spread worldwide and bankrupted the Royal Bank of Scotland. The taxpayers paid for the losses: http://www.gregpalast.com/the-frog-who- ... ce-crisis/


The CEO of BlackRock, long-time Democrat Larry Fink, was expected to become US Treasurer if Hillary would have become president. BlackRock first went public in 1999.
Throughout the crisis, Fink was negotiating with then-President of the New York Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner, Treasury Secretary and the former CEO of Goldman Sachs Hank Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

When the taxpayer had to pay and a lot of Americans lost their homes, it was BlackRock that made the profit. In 2009, in the aftermath of the crisis, BlackRock purchased Barclays Global Investors for the relatively small cost of $13.5 billion, and became the biggest investment fund in one quick move.
In 2013, BlackRock appointed to its board of directors Cheryl Mills. Mills was chief of staff to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, and among the inner circle of advisers for Hillary Clinton. Mills had been one of President Bill Clinton’s attorneys during his impeachment.
Mills explained that she still advises and speaks with Hillary regularly: http://www.occupy.com/article/exposing- ... I6YSh.dpbs


President Trump selected former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin for treasury secretary.
The “Strategic and Policy Forum” of Donald Trump is led by billionaire Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman. This forum also includes BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/02/investi ... tml?iid=EL

In 2009, Mnuchin was involved in a group of investors that included George Soros and John Paulson to buy the IndyMac Bank that had been shut down in 2008. After they renamed it OneWest Bank it was sold a few years later with a profit of billions: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-w ... -chairman/

While Hillary Clinton was made an honorary member of Skull & Bones in 2016, Steven Mnuchin was initiated in 1985, and Stephen A. Schwarzman became a Bonesman in 1969.


Here’s a nice picture of the panel at a Bloomberg Global Business Forum event in New York, 20 September 2017. From left to right: Managing Director IMF Christine Lagarde, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Dutch PM Mark Rutte, CEO of BlackRock Laurence Fink, and CEO of Blackstone Stephen Schwarzman.
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BlackRock has a boring logo of its letters, while both Vanguard and State Street have a logo with a sailing ship. Fidelity Investments boasts a wonderful pyramid…
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BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street - US banks

Post by Firestarter » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm

A lot of “conspiracy theorists” claim that bankers rule the world, but it now becomes clear to me that a mere 4 investment funds – of which BlackRock and Vanguard are the biggest - control the banks in the US.

During the 2007-2009 crisis, the Federal Reserve supported banks with more than $16 trillion in credit (the amount of credit received is in brackets in billions of dollars): Citigroup (2,500); Morgan Stanley (2,004); Merrill Lynch (1,949); Bank of America (1,344); Barclays PLC (868); Bear Sterns (853); Goldman Sachs (814); Royal Bank of Scotland (541); JP Morgan (391); Deutsche Bank (354); Credit Swiss (262); UBS (287); Leman Brothers (183); Bank of Scotland (181); and BNP Paribas (175).
Strangely foreign banks (highlighted in the previous list) received nearly $2.5 trillion.

The first of the following tables shows how the Big Four control the biggest 6 US banks.
The second table shows that the percentages owned are even higher, for example Vanguard owns at least an additional 3.59% on top of the 4.91% listed in the first table. Relatively Vanguard owns even more of these big banks than of other corporations.
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The biggest 5 individual shareholders in Goldman Sachs are senior managers at Goldman Sachs – Lloyd Blankfein, John Weinberg, Mark Schwartz, Gregory Palm and David Viniar. Together these 5 men hold more than 5.5 million shares in Goldman Sachs (1.3%): https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/ ... nks-i.html


The influence of the big investments funds is even bigger than can be expected based on the percentages of the companies they own.
These investments funds own so-called “voting shares”, while other shareholders often own “privileged shares”. The “privileged shares” give privileges like receiving a fixed dividend, but deprive them of the right to vote at shareholder meetings. If my pension would be invested by a fund, I would be interested in privileges like receiving a fixed dividend, but wouldn’t want the fund that “invests” it to vote on the company policy.

Financial holding companies like the Vanguard Group, BlackRock, State Street Corporation and Fidelity (FMR) own mainly voting shares, which means that they have even more voting power than their share of the company suggests. These funds have the real control over the US banking system.
In my opinion a “passive” fund that owns “voting shares” is a contradictio in terminis.

Also some banks are major shareholders in other banks.
JP Morgan Chase for example holds more than 1.5% of the shares in 4 of the big US banks - Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley. The Big Four also own many shares in JP Morgan Chase.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation also holds shares in the big US banks. The Bank of New York Mellon is also controlled by the Big Three – Vanguard 5.15%; State Street Corporation 4.72%; and BlackRock 2.62% (in 2015).

In 2011, a Swiss report showed that 1,128 companies and banks were at the core of global finance at the beginning of the financial crisis (2007). An even denser core of 147 companies controlled 40% of all corporate assets in the world.
Since 2009, the assets have become even denser (over fewer companies)…

Also interesting is that the Big Four investment funds control trillions of dollars worth of assets with a rather modest number of employees. With total assets of around $15 trillion, the Big Four together have less than 100,000 employees.
Citigroup alone has nearly 250,000 employees, while Wells Fargo has 280,000: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/ ... ks-ii.html


In 2015, Fidelity and State Street owned stocks in the Federal Reserve: https://philosophyofmetrics.com/wp-cont ... s-2015.pdf

The companies that own shares in the Federal Reserve don’t have voting rights, but a 6% dividend per year (which is much higher than what I get on my savings).
According to the state media, the Federal Reserve is privately owned, but the Congress decides. How Congress could exercise control, when the Federal Reserve isn’t even audited, is beyond my level of understanding...
According to the state media, the Federal Reserve doesn’t make profit, which contradicts that the profits go back to the US Treasury: http://www.businessinsider.com/who-actu ... &r=US&IR=T
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Singer, Spacey, Stallone, Lauer, Hoffman, Langley

Post by Firestarter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:33 pm

On 7 December, Bryan Singer was again accused of sexually abusing a minor.

The plaintiff Cesar Sanchez-Guzman has accused Singer of forcing him to give and receive oral sex, and also forcibly performing anal sex on him on a yacht in Seattle in 2003, when he was only 17 years.
The party was hosted by Lester Waters, who frequently hosted parties for gay males in the Seattle area.
Singer told Sanchez-Guzman that he could get him nice acting roles, but if he wouldn’t stay quiet, would ruin his reputation.

The new allegations came just 3 days after Singer was fired from the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer claimed he was fired due to "health matters" involving one of his parents.

In one of those strange coincidences, Sanchez-Guzman is represented by Jeffrey Herman. That’s the same corrupt attorney who previously sued Singer, in a ploy to ruin Michael Egan’s reputation.
Knowing very well that Egan was never sexually abused in Hawaii, Herman convinced him that the only way to circumvent the statute of limitations, was to claim that he had been abused in Hawaii.

Gabriel Byrne, who starred in “The Usual Suspects”, for which Spacey won an Oscar, recently said that the movie set had been "closed down". He now claims that this was due to “inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey”. Why wouldn’t it be over Bryan Singer’s: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news ... 03-w513626

Of course the deaf, dumb and blind media aren’t expected to understand that because of the statute of limitations, the case will be thrown out of court. It looks to me like lawyer Jeffrey Herman is again suing Singer to ruin the reputation of one of his victims.
Here’s the full court document of 7 December 2017, just to show that Herman didn’t even try, it’s only 7 pages: https://www.scribd.com/document/3666212 ... 540628d137


Not quite paedophilia, as the victim was 18 years…
Harry Dreyfuss, son of Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, has detailed how Kevin Spacey touched him in a sexual way in 2008, while daddy Dreyfuss was in the same room… seeing nothing. Harry Dreyfuss only some time later shared this experience with his parents.
Spacey has denied these allegations.

Richard Dreyfuss sat in a chair on the side of the room, while Kevin and Harry were on his couch. After a few minutes, Spacey put his hand on Harry’s thigh. Harry then stood up and sat down on the other side of the couch. Spacey immediately stood up, got seated besides Harry, and immediately put his hand back on Harry’s thigh.
Harry returned to his original place on the couch, Spacey followed him, put his hand on his thigh, and then moved his hand to where he wanted:
Over the course of about 20 seconds, centimeter by centimeter, Kevin crawled his hand from my thigh over toward my crotch.
(…)
I don't know how long we sat there like that. It could have been as little as 20 seconds, or it could have been five minutes. It’s the hardest part of the story for me to recall.
Hard to imagine but father Richard Dreyfuss was so focused on his script, that he saw none of this.
In the play, Richard and son Harry Dreyfuss were pretending to be lovers: https://www.buzzfeed.com/harrydreyfuss2 ... .bpZV228OV


The Corey Feldman “Truth campaign” is doing great.
The documentary “An open secret” has been completely removed from Youtube.

When I checked on 27 November, Corey Feldman had already raised $248,403.
At 15 November, Feldman already announced that $236,997 had been raised, so it appears that the fundraising has slowed down, still most people would see this as a nice profit for a video, some tweets and a couple of appearences on the Dr. Oz show: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/core ... h-campaign#/

I guess that Feldman will announce that the $10 million has not been raised so he can’t make a movie.
It would be even better if Feldman would complain about “An open secret” being deleted by Youtube...

On 29 November, it was announced that Matt Lauer of the Today Show was fired by NBC for sexual harassment back in 2014: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/matt- ... smsnnews11

I’m not saying that Lauer is innocent, but why would he be fired now, while casting couch behaviour is rampant throughout the entertainment industry?
Maybe Lauer was too harsh on poor Corey Feldman, who has promised to expose no less than 6 paedophiles if he gets $10 million, in what looks to me like a cover-up ploy. Sort of like a limited hangout operation.

On 30 October, Corey Feldman on the Today show was pressed by Matt Lauer to defend the hefty price tag. Corey promised:
I will release every single name that I have knowledge of. And nobody’s going to stop me this time, as long as people support this
Lauer responded that he had promised this before, to which Feldman replied this is different because he "vows": http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... rview.html


That Sylvester Stallone molested an underage girl at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel is no “new” news.
Already in August 2015, a cop that had been involved in the investigation told the Baltimore Post Examiner about this (he was mistaken that the girl was 15 instead of 16).
According to this media outlet possibly “Stallone’s people had done damage control was never known” (like a pay-off or threat).

In this story is also more information on some other accusations against Stallone including by his halfsister Toni-Ann Filiti, Margie Carr, and his former fiancée Janice Dickinson (who also accused Bill Cosby): http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/did-sy ... 2015/08/08

Reportedly in December 2016, President-elect Trump considered Stallone for Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency that doles out funds to aspiring artists and creative projects.
A few days later, Stallone publicly announced that he would turn down a position at the NEA:
I am incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of the Arts.
However I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sy ... ebb789cdbd

See Sly and Donald some 20 years ago.
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Last month, 2 more paedophile actors have been exposed: Dustin Hoffman and Bruno Langley.

On 1 November, Anna Graham Hunter described how in 1985, when she was a 17-year-old production assistant on the film version of “Death Of A Salesman” the “openly flirtatiousDustin Hoffman repeatedly asked for foot massages, talked about sex to her and grabbed her ass.
Diary entry 31 January 1985:
when I was walking Dustin to his limo, he felt my ass four times. I hit him each time, hard, and told him he was a dirty old man.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/featu ... mn-1053466

See Anna and dirty old Hoffman.
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After Anna, more women complained about Dustin Hoffman’s predatory behaviour, the youngest just 15 years of age.
Cori Thomas, a former classmate of Hoffman’s daughter Karina, was only 16 in 1980 when Hoffman exposed himself to her in a hotel room in New York. He came out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around him, which he dropped. It took 7 years before Thomas told this to friends.
Pauline told the Hollywood Reporter that she was just 15 and Hoffman 36, when he lured her to his New York home in 1973 and exposed himself.

There are also some “adult” women that were sexually harassed by Hoffman.
Melissa Kester was 20 when Hoffman “stuck his fingers down my pants”.
Carolyn (that’s a pseudonym), says she was 21 in 1975 when Hoffman blocked her from leaving the hotel room in Washington and insisted on having sex.
Kathryn Rossetter, now 66, says in 1983 when she was in a play in which Hoffman starred, he repeatedly groped her off stage between their scenes: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... dator.html


Bruno Langley was fired from his role on Coronation Street, after 2 women accused him of crotch, boobs and ass grabbing at a nightclub in Manchester. Langley admitted this and avoided jail time.

Later a girl came forward, who has told that she had sex with Langley back in 2012, when she was only 16 and he was 29. She dumped him because he was “creepy”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -girl.html
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Re: BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street - US banks

Post by Firestarter » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:41 pm

It really is amazing how these investments funds control the complete economy with other people’s money. These investment funds are supported by the very low interest rates on bank accounts...

This post is about the complete dominance over our deaf, dumb and blind media by the Big Four.
The biggest media conglomerates in the US are the following 6: Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, News Corp., Time Warner, Viacom, and CBS Corporation.

Major shareholders in Comcast Corporation include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR), and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CMCSA/holders/
(archived here: http://archive.is/AZdbt)

Major shareholders in Walt Disney Company include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DIS/holders/
(archived here: http://archive.is/V9atH)

Major shareholders in News Corporation (this is reportedly completely controlled by Rupert Murdoch) include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/NWS/holders?p=NWS
(archived here: http://archive.is/nROUr)

Major shareholders in Time Warner Inc. include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR):
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/twx/holders?ltr=1
(archived here: http://archive.is/VQrpl

Major shareholders in Viacom Inc. include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, and Capital (class B shares): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VIAB/holders?p=VIAB
(archived here: http://archive.is/DvJ4Q)

Major shareholders in Viacom Inc. include Fidelity (FMR), and Thomas E. Dooley, Gabelli, Gamco (class A shares): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VIA/holders?p=VIA
(archived here: http://archive.is/twkPT)

Major shareholders in CBS Corporation include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CBS/holders?p=CBS
(archived here: http://archive.is/yJDTm)


Maybe the giant internet “search” engines that hide the most interesting information are even more important than the corporations that invent our “news” – Google and Yahoo.
The Google company is for some reason called Alphabet and Verizon is the company that owns Yahoo (Verizon is also the parent company of AOL)

Major shareholders in Alphabet Inc. (Google) include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR), and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GOOG/holders?p=GOOG
(archived here: http://archive.is/PIW8O)

Major shareholders in Verizon Communication Inc. include Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR), and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/vz/holders/
(archived here: http://archive.is/wlANC)


The Capital Group that is a major shareholder in some of the US media corporations has $1.5 trillion in assets. Capital obviously has a different strategy than the Big Four (I can’t even say that the Big Three investment funds have a real focus).
It owns more than 10% of the giant corporations Lockheed Martin and Bayer AG.
Capital is also a major shareholder in the giant Netherlands corporations Akzo Nobel, KPN Telecom, ASML, and Royal Dutch Shell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Group_Companies

A lot of the corporations in which Capital is a major shareholder are affiliated with the Dutch Royal family...

Apparently Rupert Murdoch has been “buying” into Walt Disney Co. The story is that this month Disney has taken over 21st Century Fox.
To me it looks more like Rupert Murdoch has swapped some of his interest in the New Corp, for influence in Walt Disney. The Murdoch family trust will become the second largest shareholder in Walt Disney stock: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-d ... story.html

Firestarter wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm
In 2015, Fidelity and State Street owned stocks in the Federal Reserve: https://philosophyofmetrics.com/wp-cont ... s-2015.pdf
I’ve made a mistake…
The Fidelity Trust Company that owns a share in the Federal Reserve is not the same as Fidelity investments (FMR).
Fidelity Trust Company is part of the giant US bank Wells Fargo (that´s effectively controlled by the Big Four): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidelity_Trust_Company
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BlackRock, Vanguard - Military industrial complex

Post by Firestarter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:35 pm

In November 2017, Vanguard was in the news over supporting genocide.
I first thought that this was worthwhile exploring, but quickly found out that it’s (once again) some major hypocrisy of the white man accusing the African of crimes against humanity, brought to us by Investors Against Genocide.

It’s based on Vanguard investing in China’s largest oil company, PetroChina, which does business in Sudan.
In 2009, the (corrupt) International Criminal Court indicted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir for directing an army campaign that killed thousands of non-Arab citizens in the Darfur region: https://www.investorsagainstgenocide.or ... -genocide/

Blackrock doesn’t only invest in PetroChina, but also in Sinopec.
This is inconsistent with US sanctions against Sudan and Syria: https://www.investorsagainstgenocide.or ... blackrock/


One of many examples of genocide is the starvation of Yemen. In 2016 alone more than 50,000 children died of preventable causes. Since then the humanitarian catastrophe over there has gotten even worse: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=1146

One of the major arms companies that profited from the sales to Saudi Arabia (that has been singled out to take the blame for the starvation of Yemen) is Lockheed Martin.
Major shareholders in Lockheed Martin Corporation include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/LMT/holders?p=LMT (archived here: http://archive.is/E44du)


Following is a breakdown of the major shareholders in some of the big US genocidal companies that produce not only weapons for the wars in the world, but also lobby Congress to keep the wars going...

Major shareholders in Halliburton Company include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR), and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/hal/holders?ltr=1 (archived here: http://archive.is/nM1TG)

Major shareholders in Boeing Company include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, and Capital, Evercore Trust Company, T. Rowe Price Associates: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BA/holders?p=BA (archived here: http://archive.is/Os1jJ)

Major shareholders in General Dynamics Corporation include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR), and Capital, Longview Asset Management, Evercore Trust Company: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GD/holders?p=GD (archived here: http://archive.is/owXP1)

Major shareholders in Raytheon Company include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/RTN/holders/ (archived here: http://archive.is/sHBSN)

Major shareholders in Northrop Grumman include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR), and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/noc/holders?ltr=1 (archived here: http://archive.is/VsVke)

Major shareholders in Huntington Ingalls Industries (a spinoff of Northrop Grumman) include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/HII/holders?p=HII (archived here: http://archive.is/z0eXE)

Major shareholders in CenturyLink Inc. (this acquired L-3 in November 2017) include Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CTL/holders/ (archived here: http://archive.is/pgTMm)

Major shareholders in Level 3 Technologies Inc. (was acquired by CenturyLink in November 2017) include Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, and Goldman Sachs, ClearBridge Investments: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/lll/holders?ltr=1 (archived here: http://archive.is/EaS0q)

Major shareholders in United Technologies Corporation include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/UTX/holders/

Major shareholders in Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Fidelity (FMR): https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SAIC/holders?p=SAIC (archived here: http://archive.is/iIcDQ)

Major shareholders in General Electric Company include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, and Capital: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GE/holders?p=GE (archived here: http://archive.is/KqQ4A)

Major shareholders in Oshkosh Corporation include – Vanguard, Blackrock, and Goldman Sachs, Aristotle Capital Management, AllianceBernstein: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/OSK/holders?p=OSK (archived here: http://archive.is/eePwI)

Major shareholders in Textron Inc. include – Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, and Capital, T. Rowe Price Associates: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TXT/holders?p=TXT (archived here: http://archive.is/hmOyN)


It’s easy to figure out what happens behind the scenes, but not easy to find evidence that is convincing enough for a brainwashed population...

In April 2014, there was some (by now forgotten) controversy over Boeing contributing $900,000 to the Clinton foundation in 2010 to “rebuild schools in Haiti”.
That contribution came just months after Clinton had travelled to Russia, where she made what she called a "shameless pitch" for a state-owned company to buy Boeing passenger jets. Boeing won the $3.7 billion Russian contract in June 2010.

A month after her Russia trip, Clinton also announced that Boeing had doubled its donation from $1 million to $2 million to help build the US pavilion at the world's fair in Shanghai.
The donation came after Clinton made personal pleas to ensure US participation at the fair; despite earlier State Department ethics guidance that had capped Boeing's participation at the event.

Boeing chief executive W. James McNearney claimed that Clinton’s "shameless pitch" had nothing to do with “these few donations”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... 8694571ae1
(archived here: http://archive.is/bQMqY)


After President Donald, in April 2017, had ordered to bomb the hell out of Syrian “terrorists” with Raytheon’s Tomahawk missiles... the following day Raytheon’s stocks opened 2.5% higher, adding more than $1 billion to the defence contractor’s market value, despite lower stock markets that day.
The shares of other missile and weapons manufacturers, also increased, including of Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics. Each rose as much as 1%, collectively gaining nearly $5 billion in market value as soon as trading began: http://fortune.com/2017/04/07/syria-air ... eon-stock/
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Jewish Hollywood

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 pm

In September 2015, the Guardian published an article that Google search algorithms had to be fixed, because it showed that “Jews run Hollywood”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ywood.html

I for one wouldn’t be surprised if, in a great example of freedom of speech, this post would be removed from the internet search results, as this happens regularly.

The Jewish Joel Stein wrote an article for the LA Times of 19 December 2008 “Is Hollywood Run by Jews? You Bet”. For some reason, it was retitled: “Who runs Hollywood? C’mon”.
Stein boasts that “Jews totally run Hollywood”.

A few of the high Jewish executives:
News Corp, President Peter Chernin;
Paramount Pictures, Chairman Brad Grey;
Walt Disney, Chief Executive Robert Iger;
Sony Pictures, Chairman Michael Lynton (Dutch Jew);
Warner Bros, Chairman Barry Meyer;
CBS Corp, Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (his great uncle was the first Prime Minister of Israel);
MGM, Chairman Harry Sloan;
NBC Universal, Chief Executive Jeff Zucker.

President of the actors' union, the Screen Actors Guild, Alan Rosenberg is also a Jew.
ADL Chairman Abe Foxman told Stein:
all eight major film studios are run by men who happen to be Jewish.
Joel Stein explained:
I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews. The sixth, AMC President Charlie Collier, turned out to be Jewish.
In August 1996, the Jewish magazine Moment ran a front page article “Jews Run Hollywood—So What?”, written by the Jewish Michael Medved. For some reason, this was also retitled to: “Is Hollywood too Jewish
Mevded describes how the Jew Michael Eisner, head of Walt Disney studios, only hired “highly paid” Jewish producers like Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Ovitz, and Joe Roth.
Even studios bought by (non-Jews, Goyim) the Japanese Sony Corp and Rupert Murdoch, had to hire Jews for the powerful positions. When Mitsushita took over MCA-Universal, they kept the all-Jewish management triad of Lew Wasserman, Sid Scheinberg and Tom Pollack.

According to Medved:
Jewish writers and directors employ unquestionably flattering depictions of Jews for audiences to react with sympathy and affection.
(...)
The combined weight of so many Jews in one of America’s most lucrative and important industries gives the Jews of Hollywood a great deal of political power.

http://newobserveronline.com/jews-boast ... -the-same/
(archived here: http://archive.is/A5EIS)


In 1996, Marlon Brando had to apologise after he had said in an interview with Larry King:
Hollywood is run by Jews; it is owned by Jews - and they should have a greater sensitivity about the issue of people who are suffering. Because... we have seen... the greaseball, we've seen the Chink, we've seen the slit-eyed dangerous Jap, we have seen the wily Filipino, we've seen everything but we never saw the kike. Because they knew perfectly well, that that is where you draw the [line].
60 Minutes studied the top slots in Hollywood to conclude that "only" 60% of the most important positions in Hollywood were held by Jews.

More powerful Jews in Hollywood...
Paramount, controlling stockholder Sumner Redstone, Head of studio Jon Dolgen, Head of production Sherry Lansing;
Disney, CEO Michael Eisner, Deputy Head is Michael Ovitz; Head of studio Joe Roth;
ICM, top positions Jeff Berg and Jim Wiatt;
CAA, Jack Rapke, William Morris and Jon Burnham.

Hollywood was made by Eastern European Jewish immigrants.
The Jews of the 1930s and 1940s gave us the vision of the Good America.
From Ozzie and Harriet and Leave It to Beaver and I Love Lucy, all had mainly Jews as writers and producers: http://rense.com/general21/bet.htm


In 2011, according to The Guardian 45% of the “Top Twenty Directors of All Time” are Jewish
That year’s Jewish Oscar nominees in the top categories featured a lot of Jews, including Natalie Portman and Hailee Steinfeld: http://www.momentmag.com/hollywood-oscars-and-the-jews/


The Jewish Neal Gabler, wrote a book on how the Jews started (and control) Hollywood “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood” (1988).
Neal Gabler, 6 Jews that made Hollywood
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See the following excerpt of the documentary made in 1998 of Gabler’s book.
It explains how the American Dream, Academy Awards (Oscars) and Broadway musicals were all invented by Jews.
https://youtu.be/iCnKOKgWEmY

Here’s the full (?) documentary on Neal Gabler’s book (59:05): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTaGBcHo9DI


Following is a list of some of the famous actor/actress Jews in the movie industry (with original name); this includes actors with only a Jewish father (sometimes called half-Jews). If I understand correctly everybody with a Jewish mother is a (full) Jew.

Woody Allen (born Allen Konigsberg)
Tom Arnold
Roseanne Barr; Jewish father
Joan Collins

Billy Cristal
Tony Curtis (Bernie Schwartz), whose daughter is Jamie Lee Curtis
Sammy Davis Jr.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch Demsky), whose son is Michael Douglas

Richard Dreyfuss
Carrie Fisher; Jewish father
Harrison Ford
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Sara Gabor)

Judy Garland (Frances Gumm)
Goldie Hawn
Dustin Hoffman
Harvey Keitel

Walter Matthau (Walter Matasschanskayasky)
Paul Newman; Jewish father
Gwyneth Paltrow (half-Jew)
River and Joaquin Phoenix; brothers

Winona Ryder (Winona Laura Horowitz)
Adam Sandler
Alicia Silverstone
Barbra Streisand
Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... _actresses
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... ale_actors
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Corey Feldman, Fiona Barnett

Post by Firestarter » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:00 pm

In the following video, Judy, mother of Corey Haim, gives her not too positive opinion on Corey Feldman’s “truth campaign”.
In this video Corey Feldman tells that, even if he gets the $10 million, he will still not expose the paedophiles that abused Corey Haim. Feldman argues we can’t expect that he exposes paedophiles that didn’t abuse himself, because that’s just the kind of guy Feldman is…
This means that Corey Feldman won’t name “Tony Burnham” from his book (who’s probably Dominick Brascia), who didn’t sexually abuse Feldman.
Corey Feldman, won’t name the A-list rapist that in 1985, when he was 42, started sexually abusing the 14-year-old Corey Haim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG13R3ykriY

If I understand correctly, this means that Feldman won’t expose any more paedophiles, which means that he was lying that he would expose 6.
Including the 2 named paedophiles in his book, Marty Weiss and Bob Villard (that he didn’t expose…), he has named 4.
Feldman has named John Grissom (“Ron Crimson” in his book Coreyography) and Alphy Hoffman (“Ralph Kaufman” in his book), which makes the 5th Bobby Hoffman (“Bill Kaufman” in his book).

When Feldman started his “truth” cover-up campaign (25 October), he said that he would make the movie about his life if he would get $10 million in 2 months. This finished 25 December, but we can still donate to Corey Feldman.
At 15 November, Feldman announced that already $236,997 had been raised.
When I checked on 27 November, Corey Feldman had raised $248,403.
Yesterday, 1 February, Feldman had raised $273,151: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/core ... h-campaign#/


I’ve looked for information on the whereabouts of Fiona Barnett (who has been reported “missing” several times)...
I’ve posted earlier in this thread that Fiona has repeatedly accused an elite paedophile ring for (sexual) abuse and that she also witnessed murders.

Here’s part 1 of the documentary “Candy Girl” (already posted in this thread): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q3yH9EIPfs
This is part 2 of “Candy Girl”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soZpqrCji5c

I found an interesting October 2015 story in 2 parts written by Barnett after her documentary – Candy Girl – was released.

Barnett describes being accused of murdering of the Nazi Peter Holowczak, who died in Sidney of a reported “suicide”, when Barnett was in Brisbane.
Her therapist Nerida Saunders was stalked. The stalkers subsequently followed Fiona to her daughter’s primary school. Saunders reported this to the police.
In May 2014, Barnett reported multiple crimes of child sex trafficking, abduction, rape and murder to the cops. Detective Terry Frost simply omitted many of the crimes involving perpetrators who have since died.

60 Minutes discovered the identity of the man Fiona and her siblings called "Dr Mark" - Leonas Petrauskas. Fiona’s Nazi grandmother was friends with Petrauskas, who was involved in the ritual abuse.
One woman told Barnett she was another victim of Petrauskas, who referred her for deep sleep treatment with Harry Bailey at the Chelmsford private hospital.
The researchers of 60 Minutes found another perpetrator — a woman who assisted Petrauskas while he performed an abortion on Fiona. This woman had also murdered a young male surfer at a remote Kurnell beach: https://independentaustralia.net/life/l ... -girl,8248

On 24 December 2014, Fiona Barnett was forced to surrender her license to carry a gun or face possible criminal charges.
Her next door neighbour threatened Barnett with the words "I should have killed that dog! I’m gonna kill that dog!" (he was referring to Barnett’s dog).
At this instance, Fiona was helped by her friend and ex-police officer, Amanda Prosser, who intervened and made her neighbour leave her property. Prosser called the police: https://independentaustralia.net/life/l ... olice,8292


When I searched for more information on Amanda Gabriel Prosser, the trail leads to a member of Davidicke.com Amanda Gabriel; that is (or was?) Prosser...

Here’s Prosser’s facebook page, where on 15 September 2014 a story on Anthony Kidman dying oversees was posted: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1074417056
The next post is 25 January 2016, with a link to a story in which Fiona Barnett isn’t even mentioned: https://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/25/she ... s-a-stand/

The last posts by Amanda Gabriel on Davidicke.com with the keyword “Fiona” were made in November 2015: https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread. ... 1062613688

See quotes from her posts on 2 and 8 November 2015.
Our Friend Fiona Barnett is now in hiding after having her life threatened yesterday. As I was speaking on a live radio interview Fiona was making Police statements in Sydney. She was followed by two people she refers to as "thugs" and has retreated into hiding for her safety.

She was run off the road while driving a few days earlier. For anyone who has been introduced to Fiona via her Child Abuse information and evidence - you will know she is extremely courageous.
Fiona Barnett is safe at home. She was intimidated and harassed by "thugs" who were no doubt "employed" to frighten her. She had to actually run and hide and avoid two cars that were following and circling. I am sure in time Fiona will share the details.

The other positive aspect is that Fiona has provided a Police statement to Sydney (NSW Australia) detectives. The information and evidence is relevant to her recent mainstream media press address - what transpired was that Police took notice and acted.

Fiona now has a gag order in place - so she can no longer speak publicly about the information and evidence that has been included in her Police statement.

Maybe this could explain that since November 2015 not much has been heard of Fiona Barnett, but I fear that something terrible has happened...
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