The five members of the panel, and their organizational affiliations at the time of its establishment, were:
•J. Robert Oppenheimer, Director, Institute for Advanced Study
•Vannevar Bush, Carnegie Institution of Washington
•John Sloan Dickey, President
of Dartmouth College
•Allen Dulles, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
•Joseph E. Johnson, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The two most prominent members were Oppenheimer, a physicist who as head of the Los Alamos Laboratory had been a key
The Landgrave Frederick II (1720–1785) ruled as a benevolent despot, from 1760 to 1785. He combined Enlightenment ideas with Christian values, cameralist plans for central control of the economy, and a militaristic approach toward en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesse
diplomacy. He funded the depleted treasury of the poor government by loaning 19,000 soldiers in complete military formations to Great Britain to fight in North America during the American Revolutionary War, 1776–1783. These soldiers, commonly known as Hessians, fought under
the British flag. The British used the Hessians in several conflicts, including in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. On 4 December 1946, Greater Hesse was officially renamed Hessen. Hesse in the 1940s received more than a million displaced ethnic Germans. Due to its proximity to
Nathan Mayer's eldest son, Lionel de Rothschild (1808–1879) succeeded him as head of the London branch. Under Lionel the bank financed the British government's 1875 purchase of a controlling interest in the Suez Canal. Lionel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothschil…
also began to invest in railways as his uncle James had been doing in France. In 1869, Lionel's son, Alfred de Rothschild (1842–1918), became a director of the Bank of England, a post he held for 20 years. Alfred was one of those who represented the British Government at the
1892 International Monetary Conference in Brussels. The Rothschild bank funded Cecil Rhodes in the development of the British South Africa Company and Leopold de Rothschild (1845–1917) administered Rhodes's estate after his death in 1902 and helped to set up the Rhodes
By late 2018, Hull wrote, the FBI began proactively contacting Biggs to inquire about his provocative commentary, often issued through the pro-Trump Right Side Broadcasting Network or InfoWars. And Biggs stayed in touch with multiple FBI agents since that time, he said.
Trump-era intelligence agencies have faced criticism — long denied by top officials like FBI Director Christopher Wray — that they were pressured to inflate the threat of antifa while downplaying the threat posed by right wing extremists. The most troubling issue that Wray may
Did former CDC director offer a ham sandwich theory of COVID-19? Maybe. Maybe not. - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
In clips CNN aired from an upcoming special this Sunday (which Gupta dubbed an “autopsy” of the pandemic), Redfield dismissed the thebulletin.org/2021/03/did-fo…
possibility that the virus could have evolved sufficiently on its own to have “somehow jumped” quickly from bats to humans. But some biologists and biosecurity experts have also argued that dismissal of the lab leak theory is premature, and that investigations led by the
When the man, Amirouche Hammar, a 42-year-old fishmonger, visited a hospital north of Paris on December 27, he suffered from chest pains and had difficulty breathing. Doctors diagnosed him with viral pneumonia and treated him with antibiotics. “We told ourselves, ‘It’s a virus
WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals
The report noted that animal products — including everything from bamboo rats to deer, often frozen — were sold at the market, as were live crocodiles.
The U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories constructed Building 470 in 1953, at a cost of $1.3 million, as a pilot plant for the production of biological agents as part of the United States' offensive BW program. The program was a part of the nation’s Cold War defense against
the generally understood threat of biological warfare. From 1954 to 1965, the building was used for production of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis (the cause of anthrax), Francisella tularensis (the cause of tularemia), and Brucella suis (a cause of brucellosis).
In the 1970s, Schwartz worked at Bear Stearns, where he was mentored by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., who later became a founding partner in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Schwartz left Bear Stearns by 1977, returning to Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Sch…
Along with Izzy Asper, Schwartz co-founded CanWest Global Communications in 1977. Kohlberg joined Bear Stearns in 1955 where he would go on to manage the corporate finance department. Working for Bear Stearns in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Kohlberg, alongside Bear
Stearns executives began advising a series of what they described as "bootstrap" investments. Bear Stearns was founded as an equity trading house on May 1, 1923 by Joseph Ainslie Bear, Robert B. Stearns and Harold C. Mayer with $500,000 in capital. Internal tensions quickly arose
REPORT: China-Led WHO Investigation On Chinese Lab Expected To Say Exactly What China Wanted it To Say | The Daily Caller
Despite conflicts of interest and the fact that China’s ministry of foreign affairs monitored the WHO experts, the report claimed dailycaller.com/2021/03/29/chi…
to have “debunked” the likelihood the virus escaped from a Wuhan lab.
However, the still-unreleased report offers no definitive answer as to where the virus originated.
Dr. Peter Daszak, the only U.S. citizen on the WHO team investigating the origins of the virus, has deep ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and went so far as to organize a PR campaign in the early months of 2020 to portray the lab leak hypothesis as a “conspiracy.”
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases - Wikipedia
USAMRIID traces its institutional lineage to the early 1950s, when Lt. Col. Abram S. Benenson was appointed as medical liaison officer to the U.S. Army Biological Warfare en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St…
Laboratories (BWL) at Camp (later Fort) Detrick to oversee biomedical defensive problems. Soon thereafter, a joint agreement was signed and studies on medical defense against biological weapons were conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and the Army Medical
Department. These early days saw the beginnings of the medical volunteer program known as "Project Whitecoat" (1954–1973). USAMRIID's precursor — the Army Medical Unit (AMU) — began operations in 1956 under the command of Col. William D. Tigertt. (One of the AMU's first
The Commercial Solvents Corporation was established at the end of World War I; earning distinction as the pioneer producer of acetone and butanol by fermentation processes developed and patented by Dr. Chaim en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercia…
Weizmann. Terre Haute, Indiana was chosen to be the site of CSC's research as this location made possible the expedient translation of new processes from the laboratory and demonstration plant into full production.
As early as 1917, the corporation began work in
Terre Haute, Indiana. It developed the conversion of corn and other grains into ethanol by fermentation. They later produced riboflavin by microbial action. Acetone was used in the manufacture of cordite explosive propellants critical to the Allied war effort (see Royal Navy
From 1946 to 1954 McKittrick worked for the Chase National Bank, becoming a senior vice president and director. He headed a survey mission for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to India in the 1950s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_H.…
He died on January 21, 1970 in Newton, New Jersey. However, its most significant acquisition was that of the Equitable Trust Company of New York in 1930, the largest stockholder of which was John D. Rockefeller, Jr. This made Chase the largest bank in America and indeed, in
Chase was primarily a wholesale bank, dealing with other prominent financial institutions and major corporate clients, such as General Electric,:450 which had, through its RCA subsidiary, leased prominent space and become a crucial first tenant of
In September 1919, Queen Wilhelmina awarded the yet-to-be-founded KLM its "Royal" ("Koninklijke") predicate. On 7 October 1919, eight Dutch businessmen, including Frits Fentener van Vlissingen, founded KLM as one of the first commercial airline companies.
KLM's first intercontinental flight took off on 1 October 1924. The final destination was Jakarta (then called 'Batavia'), Java, in the Dutch East Indies; the flight used a Fokker F.VII with registration H-NACC and was piloted by Van der Hoop.
In 1930, 23 Herrengasse was divided into letting apartments. In 1942, the ground-floor apartment was rented by an American, Allen Dulles, who had arrived in November 1942, to head the OSS Switzerland field station. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrengas…
Guests included spies, traitors, refugees, priests, exiles and expatriates, anyone who could provide him with intelligence. One visitor was Prince Max Egon zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a special agent of Himmler.
From his house on Herrengasse Dulles ran an intelligence
organization that produced information on Nazi aircraft, V-1 and V-2 missiles, the 20 July 1944 attempt to kill Adolf Hitler, and even the surrender of German troops in Italy. The Wattenwyl family owned the house for two centuries. The most notable Wattenwyl occupant of the
Joseph P. Kennedy: A portrait of the founder (Fortune Classics, 1963) – Fortune
Kennedy liked the sound of that idea, and in late 1927 sold R.C.A. an interest in F.B.O. for $500,000, sealing the bargain with David Sarnoff as they stood one noon at a fortune.com/2011/04/10/jos…
Manhattan oyster bar. A colorful Wall Street figure, Henry Mason Day, discussed Kennedy before the Senate Banking and Currency Committee in 1933. Day was a partner in the now-defunct brokerage house of Redmond & Co., which had secretly received capital from Kennedy that year.
Day had included Kennedy in a pool in the stock of Libbey-OwensFord Glass Co., which ran up known profits of $395,000 in four months in 1933. (With repeal of prohibition imminent, the public falsely believed L-O-F to be a whiskeybottle manufacturer, when in fact it made plate
The building was for many years the London headquarters of Shell-Mex and BP, for which it was originally built. Shell-Mex and BP was a joint venture company created by Shell and British Petroleum in 1932, when they decided to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Mex…
merge their United Kingdom marketing operations. Today, simply known as 80 Strand, most of its floors are occupied by companies belonging to Pearson plc
During World War II, the building became home to the Ministry of Supply, which co-ordinated the supply of equipment to the
national armed forces. It was also the home of the Petroleum Board, which handled the distribution of petroleum products during the war. It was badly damaged by a bomb in 1940. The building reverted to Shell-Mex and BP on 1 July 1948, with a number of floors remaining occupied
Entry Into Force of U.S.-UK Civil Air Transport Agreement - United States Department of State
The Agreement serves as the basis of United States-United Kingdom air services relations. It includes all the essential elements of Open Skies, such as state.gov/entry-into-for…
unrestricted capacity and frequency, open routes, code-sharing opportunities, a liberal charter regime, and market-determined pricing. The Agreement includes expanded “seventh-freedom” traffic rights for all-cargo services. It also includes the UK’s overseas territories and
crown dependencies under the terms of this new Agreement. The concept of "mutual aerial observation" was initially proposed to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin at the Geneva Conference of 1955 by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower; however, the Soviets promptly rejected the
Fast Facts | West Valley College
West Valley College is a public California Community College offering exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, dynamic career programs for today’s job market, AA/AS degree programs, and westvalley.edu/about/facts.ht…
professional certificates. Our beautiful Saratoga campus is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the southwest corner of Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose and 50 miles south of San Francisco. In the 2019-20 academic year we are celebrating 55 years of
Upon the establishment of their new "public relations counsel," as Bernays called it, they gained many new clients including the U.S. Department of Commerce; the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the West Valley Community College; and the Massachusetts Law
Early in 1921 Hale took a stand with the U.S. State Department, demanding that she be issued a passport as "Ruth Hale", not as "Mrs. Heywood Broun". The government refused; no woman had been given a passport with her en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Hale…
maiden name to that time. She was unable to cut through the red tape, and the government issued her passport reading "Ruth Hale, also known as Mrs. Heywood Broun." She refused to accept the passport, and cancelled her trip to France, as did her husband.
Along with his friends the critic Alexander Woollcott, writer Dorothy Parker and humorist Robert Benchley, Broun was a member of the famed Algonquin Round Table from 1919 to 1929, where his usually dishevelled appearance led to him being likened to "an unmade bed." He was also
When Obolensky was president of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, Tarsaidze became his assistant. Tarsaidze later wrote a novel about the parents of Obolensky's first wife, Alexander II and Catherine Dolgorukov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Obo…
The site had been occupied since the early 1890s by the Hotel New Netherland, designed by William Hume for William Waldorf Astor, a member of the prominent Astor family. The building that was to replace it would occupy the same footprint and frontage on Fifth Avenue.
The Sherry-Netherland was built in 1927 and features a restored ceiling mural in the lobby based on Raphael’s Vatican frescoes.
Building amenities include hotel service, daily maid service, access to the gym and hair salon, valet parking and room service from Harry Cipriani.
Ingersoll as a rear admiral and United States Naval Academy Commandant of Midshipmen during a visit by President Harry S Truman on 16 November 1946. Left to right are Truman, Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Aubrey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_H.…
W. Fitch, presidential physician General Wallace Graham, Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, Ingersoll, Admiral of the Fleet William D. Leahy, and Presidential press secretary Charlie Ross.
The US Department of Navy officially founded the Newport Training Station in 1883, but the legwork between the state of Rhode Island and the Navy dated back to the late 1870's. The Training Station was intended to provide education for young men and boys for a ten month period.
As a teenager, she aspired to be a journalist like her role model Christiane Amanpour and wanted to work in the White House press office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huma_Abed…
While a student at George Washington University, Abedin began working as an intern in the White House in 1996, assigned to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. She officially took over as Clinton's aide and personal advisor during Clinton's successful 2000 U.S. Senate campaign in
New York and later worked as traveling chief of staff and "body woman" during Clinton's unsuccessful campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.