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George Soros Handicapping American Energy
The American Thinker ^ | March 02, 2011 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 03/02/2011 3:18:04 AM PST by Scanian

George Soros has been a brilliant investor over the years. As befits many hedge fund operators, he uses leverage to magnify his returns. But in his case, leverage has a double meaning.

Leverage can refer to the debt Soros assumes when he makes his investments. But it can also refer to the practice Soros has engaged in, both overseas and in America, to use his money and influence to bolster his political power -- power that he then uses to boost returns on his investments. He is not just a hedge fund billionaire but a crony capitalist kingpin who puts GE to shame.

His latest effort is to try to weaken American energy companies and empower their overseas rivals by suing the Securities and Exchange Commission to draft laws that burden our companies-and leave foreign ones alone and untouched.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; cap; communist; crime; cronycapitalism; enemywithin; energy; georgesoros; hedgefunds; leverage; lootingofamerica; moveon; nazicollaborator; oilcompanies; petrobras; podesta; puppetmaster; secrules; smearfinancier; soros; spookydude; unions

1 posted on 03/02/2011 3:18:10 AM PST by Scanian
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2 posted on 03/02/2011 3:33:35 AM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar

Need more cowbells.

3 posted on 03/02/2011 4:21:53 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: Scanian

At the same time we are just beginning to see it reported that conveniently just before the 2008 elections oil prices rose to an all time high because someone was manipulating the market. Anyone smell another Georgie?

4 posted on 03/02/2011 4:30:53 AM PST by when the time is right
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To: Scanian

“Free trade” is handicapping US manufacturing and security.

So are we pro-America, or not?

Let’s stop ignoring what “free trade” is doing to America, as we pounce only on some of what’s wrong.

5 posted on 03/02/2011 4:33:31 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: when the time is right
He wants China to be the new world power. He wants America on it's knees. He's an enemy of this country. What a disgrace. It says a lot that liberals love this maggot.

The Tea Party activists are not the Kool-Aid drinkers Zer0's followers are. We know how to read, analyze, think for ourselves and make our own decisions.

We The People are awake - no longer misled - and on to your tricks.

Sorry, George, no new world order for you!

Soros at the White House-1sm
  Soros - 'President Obama has lost control of the agenda'

6 posted on 03/02/2011 4:41:43 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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from article:

---Soros' (and the Sandlers') pet think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), regularly advocates for restrictions on oil and gas development in America and promotes the very types of green schemes that Soros hopes will build up his fortune.---

...----George Soros' hedge funds are based in the Netherland Antilles and the Cayman Islands. His investors are not publicly disclosed. One can speculate that George Soros may very well have investors in his funds that would benefit from American oil companies being placed at a competitive disadvantage compared to foreign ones.

We will never know because Soros -- who advocates rules and regulations to restrict and weaken others, who advocates for transparency -- is quite content to keep his investors secret. Could they include Arab oil potentates? Could they include Russian oil barons and foreign governments who benefit from sky-high energy prices? Are Russian and Chinese oil companies investors in Soros's hedge funds?--

Soros and use of 527s need to be investigated.

7 posted on 03/02/2011 5:10:13 AM PST by opentalk
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It’s obvious that a lot of Arab oil money goes to advocating for the restriction of drilling outside of the Middle East.

8 posted on 03/02/2011 5:15:01 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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George Soros is a criminal.

He is a currency manipulator and fraudster.

He is also rumored to have been a Nazi collaborator.

9 posted on 03/02/2011 5:22:25 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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10 posted on 03/02/2011 5:45:10 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Scanian

No, Mr. Lasky. Soros is not a “brilliant investor”. He is a crooked investor. There is a difference.

In fact, Soros himself is a plank.

11 posted on 03/02/2011 5:47:36 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Westbrook

It’s not a rumor.

12 posted on 03/02/2011 5:50:26 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Scanian

Anyone here lose any money on Wachovia shares?

13 posted on 03/02/2011 8:39:34 AM PST by Mamzelle
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Soros is also invested in the Latin American narcotics/money laundering industry

14 posted on 03/02/2011 1:32:25 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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