The banks wanted you to think you HAVE TO
have a baby or you have not fulfilled your purpose. Enlightened
Millennial's have now seen enough media about what a life-wasting,
poop-filled, sleepless, never-going-out, scream filled hell they must
endure if they had babies. None of them want to be Stepford Wives! Pushing
a stroller now gets you eye-rolls and behind your back comments about
being a "sucker". That facts and stats are in and everybody that is cool
has stopped being a victim of the baby-machine culture.
Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have
been outed as players who used corruption to get their
company to exist. Douchebags that drive around in their Tesla's that think
their car makes them look cool are actually getting looks of hate and
pathos as they drive by. The tone deaf buyers of the car with the most
safety and engineering defects is not something to be proud to drive. It
is something to be ashamed to drive.
CORRUPTION, BRIBES AND CRONY POLITICS RULE SAN FRANCISCO THEY SAY
San Francisco and Silicon Valley are both run
by the same dynastic criminally corrupt families and sick perverted
insiders. They send their kids to Stanford University where they
indoctrinate and brainwash the next generation into a culture of greed,
sex, political bribery and Sandhill Road collusion. San Francisco City
Hall is powered by hookers, sex and kick-backs. Every attendee at the San
Francisco Symphony and Opera opening nights are the "elite" scum of the
Pacific Heights money and power manipulation crowd. Old men wield young
arm candy as they siphon off taxpayers money into their personal
construction and real estate company City contracts. The FBI can't even
keep up with all of the crimes. If you think the FBI arrests of Northern
California political criminals is going good, know that they FBI has a
backlog that is years long. An FBI forensic accounting investigation of
the CPA files and investment bank records of each "old San Francisco
family" and public official would reveal stock market crimes, insider
trading, real estate money laundering and stock market payola crimes that
Centered around San Francisco, powerful and
greedy people abuse the public system in order to manipulateTRILLIONS of government treasury and stock market dollars
into their own pockets. They lie, cheat, bribe, steal, attack, and even
kill, in order to grab this money (provided from the pockets of the
taxpayers). They create fake "political issues" in order to steer
massive amounts of government money to "solutions" that they just
happen to own the companies of. ("Follow the Money") They collude
on cover-ups, cover-stories, pump-and-dumps, fake "Stimulus Funds"
redirection and other illicit deeds. Famous politicians are a very big
part of this crime. They are easy to spot via the tens of millions of
dollars, in their personal bank accounts, which only appeared after they
took office. One part of them is: The Silicon Valley Tech Cartel; an
anti-trust violating organized-crime operation based on quid-pro-quo. They manipulated the Dept of Energy to only fund
political favorites and to sabotage the competitors of those favorites in
an epic violation of anti-trust and anti-racketeering laws.
“tourism has gone down so
substantially in San Francisco that criminal rings that targeted
tourists in areas that tourists frequent no longer have tourists
Tourism in the city of San
Francisco is down, partly due to the pandemic, but also because of
crime. As a result, criminals are now reportedly shifting their focus
to city residents. Wealthy movie star Julia Roberts moved to San
Francisco and now she has to have full time security because gangsters
from across town have staked out her mansion for robberies. It is not
just the rich, anybody with a Tesla parked at their house is targeted
SAN FRANCISCO BUILDS APARTMENTS FOR THE
HOMELESS NEXT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND EACH APARTMENT ENDS UP
COSTING $500,000.00 PER UNIT TO BUILD. IN AUSTIN, TEXAS THE SAME
APARTMENT COSTS $98,000.00 TO BUILD. BRIBES AND CORRUPTION TRIPLE THE
COST OF ALL CIVIC PROJECTS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
Famous writer Ezra Klein says San
Francisco has gone socially insane.
progressivism can’t work there, why should the country believe it can
work anywhere else?" He said that: You may have heard that
San Francisco’s Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to rename 44 schools,
stripping ancient racists of their laurels, but also Abraham Lincoln and
Senator Dianne Feinstein. The history upon which these decisions were
made was dodgy, and the results occasionally bizarre. Paul Revere, for
instance, was canceled for participating in a raid on Indigenous
Americans that was actually a raid on a British fort. In normal times,
bemusement would be the right response to a story like this. Cities
should have idiosyncratic, out-there politics. You need to earn your
“Keep X weird” bumper stickers. And for all the Fox News hosts who’ve
collapsed onto their fainting couches, America isn’t suffering from a
national shortage of schools named for Abraham Lincoln.
But San Francisco’s public schools remain closed, no matter the name on
the front. “What I cannot understand is why the School Board is
advancing a plan to have all these schools renamed by April, when there
isn’t a plan to have our kids back in the classroom by then,” Mayor
London Breed said in a statement. I do not want to dismiss the fears of
teachers (or parents), many living in crowded homes, who fear returning
to classrooms during a pandemic. But the strongest evidence we have
suggests school openings do not pose major risks when proper precautions
are followed, but their continued closure does terrible harm to
students, with the worst consequences falling on the neediest children.
And that’s where this goes from wacky local news story to a reflection
of a deeper problem. California has the highest poverty rate in the
nation, when you factor in housing costs, and
vies for the top spot in income inequality, too. California is dominated
by Democrats, but many of the people Democrats claim to care about most
can’t afford to live there. San Francisco politicians generally have low
IQ's and loud mouths, just like internet "influencers".
The median price for a home in California is more than $700,000. As
Bloomberg reported in 2019, the state has four of the nation’s five most
expensive housing markets and a quarter of the nation’s homeless
residents. The root of the crisis is simple: It’s very, very hard to
build homes in California. When he ran for governor in 2018, Gavin
Newsom promised the construction of 3.5 million housing units by 2025.
Newsom won, but California has built fewer than 100,000 homes each year
since. In much of San Francisco, you can’t walk 20 feet without seeing a
multicolored sign declaring that Black lives matter, kindness is
everything and no human being is illegal. Those signs sit in yards zoned
for single families, “If you’re living eight or 10 people to a home,
it’s hard to protect yourself from the virus,” Senator Wiener told me.
“Yet what we see at times is people with a Bernie Sanders sign and a
‘Black Lives Matter’ sign in their window, but they’re opposing an
affordable housing project or an apartment complex down the street.” In
California, taking that standard seriously might mean worrying less
about the name on the school than whether there are children inside it.
In San Francisco, politics becomes an aesthetic rather than a program.
You have to have a BLM sign in your window and a rainbow sticker on your
Tesla bumper but you never actually intend to do anything that is NIMBY.
San Francisco's fake symbols of progressivism are always preferred to
the sacrifices and risks those ideals demand. In San Francisco Democrats
hold total control of the government. If progressivism cannot work here,
why should the country believe it can work anywhere else?
Actress Julia Roberts bought a house in the formerly up-scale area
of San Francisco bur her friends wonder if she is crazy to have
suddenly up-rooted and moved to the most corrupt, crime-ridden, fallen
city in America...
Desaulniers moved to San Francisco 40 years ago, settling in the
‘friendly, quaint and affordable’ city after running out of cash while
driving from Canada down
the West Coast of America.
Today he runs a grocery store filled with fresh fruit, vegan snacks and
organic wines typical of this famously liberal Californian city.
Gilles has shut one outlet and would sell up entirely if anyone wanted
this one, his remaining shop. Each day, up to 30 people stroll in and
openly steal goods, costing him hundreds of dollars.
A street cleaner showed me a box
filled with used syringes that he had collected, then I met two
charity workers picking up needles from the pavement. How many do
you find a day, I ask? ‘Between 300 and 600, depending on the
weather,’ one replies. A homeless man is pictured second left using
a syringe to inject drugs in the city in June 2018
He has been bitten twice recently by
people in his shop and he also found a woman turning blue in the
toilet after a drugs overdose, a hypodermic needle still stuck in her
leg. He showed me a metal door that is corroding due to people
urinating in his doorway, then spoke of finding a man relieving
himself in full view of infants playing in a child centre next door.
‘Our society is falling apart,’ says Desaulniers. ‘If people do
not play by some rules, society does not function. But it feels like
there is no order, there is no shame.’ He uses two apocalyptic movies
to illustrate the state of his adopted city: ‘Living here feels like A
Clockwork Orange and Blade Runner have both come true.’
I could grasp his despair. I had just passed dealers selling drugs
beside a police car parked outside government offices, and seen their
customers openly smoke fentanyl, an opioid 50 times stronger than
heroin, then collapse on the street.
Yet true to form, San Francisco has just elected as district attorney
a radical called Chesa Boudin, whose parents were infamous militants
from a far-Left, anti-war group. They were jailed for triple murder
when Chesa was a toddler, leaving him to be adopted by the founders of
All cities have their seedy sides. But this is the very centre of San
Francisco, by an upmarket Westfield shopping mall thronged with people
in designer clothes perusing Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags and
The beautiful city by the bay, where Tony Bennett famously left his
heart and which poses as a beacon of progressiveness, has more
billionaires per capita than any other on the planet.
long ago, a seven-bedroom home here recently sold for $38 million (£29
million), while at the Michelin-starred Saison restaurant, the ‘kitchen
menu’ starts at $298 a head and reservations require a $148 deposit.
The city authorities have a huge $12 billion budget, handing their
31,800 staff average annual pay and benefit packages of an astonishing
the tide of homeless, addicted and mentally ill people washing up here
has become so severe that a global expert on slums claimed San Francisco
may be more unsanitary than some of the poorest parts of Africa and
Oracle, one of the technology giants based in the nearby Silicon Valley,
has switched a conference for 60,000 people to Las Vegas due to the
toxic combination of ‘poor street conditions’ and costly hotels.
followed a medical association moving its $40 million convention out of
San Francisco amid safety fears because of sordid tent encampments and
overt drug use. Other events are being affected.
people are making deals, talking about healthcare and networking. Yet in
the streets, I witnessed homeless people injecting cocaine,’ tweeted
Kistein Monkhouse while attending a recent J. P. Morgan conference for
As one prominent academic tells me, it seems a cruel irony that so much
squalor and despair is found in the Californian base of all those
billionaire technology titans seeking to reshape the world in their
Francisco has always had hobos but we’ve never seen anything like this.
It’s become a vision of some kind of strange dystopian future,’ says
Joel Kotkin, a widely respected professor in urban studies.
can reel off damning statistics to back his claim that San Francisco
symbolises the Golden State’s descent into ‘high-tech feudalism’
including America’s highest poverty levels, its worst rates of property
crime and its biggest gap between top and middle incomes.
one statistic stands out: almost half of homeless people in the United
States are in California, according to a recent White House study.
San Francisco, a comparatively small city that is home to tech giants
such as Twitter, Uber and Airbnb, has the highest rate of ‘unsheltered’
citizens – at ten times the national level.
(The Horrors Of Living In San
Francisco Cause Many To Jump Off The Golden Gate Bridge)
All cities have their seedy
sides. But this is the very centre of San Francisco, by an upmarket
Westfield shopping mall thronged with people in designer clothes
perusing Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags and Tiffany jewellery
Downtown visitors cannot fail to witness the distressing evidence.
Almost instantly after I arrived, I saw three people smoking crystal
meth through glass pipes, then others with the facial scabs and sores
associated with this destructive drug. One man with matted hair sat
slumped in a stupor wearing just grubby underpants.
clearly under the influence of heroin, had ‘nodded off’ and was static
on a child’s bicycle. A third urinated on the street. A woman changed
her clothes from a tatty suitcase on the pavement.
shuffled pathetically or rolled slowly along the street in wheelchairs.
Some were clearly suffering mental distress, such as a man in his 50s
begging for cash who told me he was waiting for his air force pension. A
street cleaner showed me a box filled with used syringes that he had
collected, then I met two charity workers picking up needles from the
many do you find a day, I ask? ‘Between 300 and 600, depending on the
weather,’ one replies. So if you are going to San Francisco, feel free
to wear flowers in your hair but local women say avoid sandals on your
feet. Dog owners complain they have to wash human faeces from the legs
of their pets after a walk. One fed-up resident showed me Hondurans
handing out socks filled with wraps of drugs in front of a building
being turned into an upmarket Whole Foods store. The dealers displayed
little need for concealment. ‘After a while, you become desensitised –
it’s like everyone here is wearing blinkers,’ says my guide, a man in
his 30s. ‘All my friends with kids have moved out of the city.’
The city and state have some of the highest tax rates in the country,
but his area of SoMa West voted to back a fresh charge on firms to fund
a new community group to clean up its streets. It is the 17th district
to pass such a measure.
‘You have to develop a thick skin,’ says Sonya Lee, 24, supervisor in a
Starbucks branch surrounded by bustling boutiques, expensive hotels and
smart restaurants. ‘Every day, people come in and take stuff. It’s
dreadful but we don’t know what to do.’
(Twitter's sick perverted staff
attract naive young drug users and sex deviants)
San Francisco, a comparatively
small city that is home to tech giants such as Twitter, Uber and
Airbnb, has the highest rate of ‘unsheltered’ citizens – at ten times
the national level. Official data, based on one night’s count last
year, claimed 8,011 homeless people in this city of 884,000 people – a
rise of 17 per cent on 2017. But a record of those receiving
healthcare found numbers twice as high and rising faster. City
authorities claim their key problem is the high cost of housing
combined with past failures to build enough properties. But many blame
something simpler to solve: the lack of law enforcement.
‘When you tell vagrants that anything goes, it leads to the anarchy you
see on these streets,’ says Heather MacDonald, a fellow at the Manhattan
Institute think-tank and a conservative essayist. She believes we
are witnessing a ‘real-life experiment’ into what happens if society
stops enforcing bourgeois norms out of sensitivity to vulnerable people.
MacDonald argues that the city authorities are culpable, fuelling drug
addiction by doling out 4.5 million needles a year when there is nothing
compassionate about giving addicts and mentally ill people the freedom
to ‘decompose’ on the streets.
of what she says is backed by Thomas Wolf, 49, who lost his job and
family after becoming addicted to opioid painkillers following foot
surgery, then moving on to cheaper heroin and ending up homeless in his
native city. ‘It is a cycle of despair,’ he says. ‘I was heartbroken at
losing my wife and kids but all I cared about was drugs. I hated being
on the streets but I loved the easy access to drugs. ‘Yet there’s such
denial that if you’d have asked me if I had a problem, I’d have said
who now works for the Salvation Army helping homeless people rebuild
lives and has just been appointed to a specialist civic taskforce, sees
untreated addiction as the root cause of the city’s problem. He says
most people living on the streets are hooked on either drugs or drink.
you see someone shouting at the wall, it is crystal meth, not mental
illness – although meth might have destroyed their mind.’ Wolf claims
that while the city distributes drug paraphernalia, he was never asked
to quit or offered help. He says many users sell their monthly welfare
$190 food stamps on receipt to go on a binge. And he wants to see
generous welfare benefits – almost $600 a month in return for 12 hours
of voluntary work – slashed. His own time as a homeless heroin addict
ended after police caught him holding six socks filled with drugs for
Honduran dealers. His brother bailed him from jail on condition that he
went into rehab. He was lucky. Last year there were 234 deaths from
fentanyl and heroin in the city, more than double the previous year and
five times higher than in 2016.
believes that the decision by a state ballot six years ago to reclassify
thefts of property below the value of $950 as misdemeanours has
backfired badly, leading to a huge increase in shoplifting. ‘It is a
disaster,’ he says. ‘The idea was sound – to reduce jailing that is
predominantly of minorities – but the side effect was to embolden people
to commit crime with impunity. Everyone knows you can go into shops and
steal up to $950.’ Even shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste are now locked
up in chemist shops to curb thefts. The police declined to speak
officially. But one officer sitting in his car beside blatant
street-dealing said there was no point arresting people as they would
simply be released, even if they were carrying drugs and cash valued at
several thousand dollars. ‘I find it very frustrating and lots of my
colleagues find it very frustrating,’ he says, adding that officers only
intervene when there is violence. ‘We get the blame because people think
we’re doing nothing. But it’s not our fault.’ Wes Tyler, manager of a
family-owned hotel, told me a man high on crystal meth smashed a $5,000
window one Sunday afternoon – then repeatedly ignored court dates and
probation orders despite being seen in the neighbourhood last week.
City Hall does not start to take these issues more seriously, we’ll see
businesses impacted,’ says Jay Cheng, spokesman for the local Chamber of
Commerce. Yet true to form, San Francisco has just elected as district
attorney a radical called Chesa Boudin, whose parents were infamous
militants from a far-Left, anti-war group. They were jailed for triple
murder when Chesa was a toddler, leaving him to be adopted by the
founders of the organisation.
beautiful city by the bay, where Tony Bennett famously left his heart
and which poses as a beacon of progressiveness, has more billionaires
per capita than any other on the planet. Not long ago, a seven-bedroom
home here recently sold for $38 million (£29 million), while at the
Michelin-starred Saison restaurant, the ‘kitchen menu’ starts at $298
a head and reservations require a $148 deposit. The 39-year-old, who
studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar and later worked as a
translator for Venezuela’s former leader Hugo Chavez, a Fidel Castro
acolyte, campaigned on moving away from prosecuting ‘quality of life’
offences to focus on serious and corporate offences.
The San Francisco Police Officers
Association spent heavily campaigning against Boudin, saying he was
the choice for ‘criminals and gang members’.
Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of the charity Coalition on
Homelessness, argues city residents should get angry over ‘systemic
neglect’ that sparked this crisis rather than blaming people on the
streets. ‘No one wants to live like this,’ she says. ‘We’ve tried
locking people up before but that didn’t work.’ Friedenbach insists that
the problems stem from a lack of affordable housing, a significant
reduction of emergency shelters and the slashing of spending on
says, rightly, that issues of homelessness, mental health and addiction
are often linked. The city’s mayor, London Breed, whose younger sister
died of a drug overdose and elder brother was jailed for robbery,
declined to comment.
In her inaugural speech, Breed said the ‘twin troubles of homelessness
and housing affordability’ were the big challenge. She is boosting
grants for shelters, treatment and street cleaning. Yet those desperate
sights staining this one-time hippy nirvana are ultimately the sign of
abject political failure. Her new fiefdom is, after all, so populated by
millionaires in their exclusive enclaves that it is the second richest
city in the world’s richest nation. Considering the city’s wealth, it
smacks of callous and uncaring hypocrisy. As one local resident says:
‘Are they really being progressive to that poor guy in the street with a
needle in his arm who is going to die tomorrow?’
San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday
admitted having a 20-year friendship and brief romantic relationship
with a former city worker now under FBI investigation, prompting some to call for
San Francisco Is One Of The Most Corrupt
Cities In The World
San Francisco Mayors, Area Senators and
Supervisors exist off of bribes. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Tesla,
Chevron, Wells Fargo, Real Estate developers and Chinese mobsters are
the biggest payers of bribes. They pay in cash, hookers, buildings,
stock warrants and election manipulation. San Francisco politicians
pretend to be "green" but they only care about Green Cash. They pretend
to be a "Sanctuary City" but all they care about is harboring criminals
who they can use to puff up voter counts.
San Francisco cares about one thing: CASH!
If there is a second thing they care about
it is: PRETENTIOUS LIFESTYLES
Chicago is corrupt because of the mafia and
gangster culture it supports. San Francisco is corrupt because it has no
moral compass except the arrow that points straight to hell. Greed and
power rule all decisions in San Francisco politics.
San Francisco Is Now The Most Rapidly
Failing City In America
In America's most liberal city,
increasingly visible homeless camps are a stark symbol of San
Francisco's economic hollowing out and the failure of progressive
SAN FRANCISCO – “You want the down-low? I’ll give you the down-low:
Gavin Newsom and his pearl-clutching elitists from Pacific Heights
only do things that profit themselves!
guys will all tell you something different, but the one thing everyone
here has in common is that they all do drugs.”
I’m talking to a group of homeless men camped out under Highway 101 in
San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, where a half-dozen tents are set
up on a wide sidewalk across the street from a Best Buy. The thirty
something guy who’s telling me it’s all about drugs doesn’t want to give
me his name.
Shit-Hole San Francisco — where drug addicts
outnumber high school students
Officer Brian Donohue checks on Jeffrey
Choate after he sees him lying on the sidewalk along Larkin Street and
asks him to dispose of used needles next to him in a proper container on
Monday, September 10, 2018 in
San Francisco has more drug addicts than it has students enrolled in its
public high schools, the city Health Department’s latest estimates
There are about 24,500 injection drug users in San Francisco — that’s
about 8,500 more people than the nearly 16,000 students enrolled in San
Francisco Unified School District’s 15 high schools and illustrates the
scope of the problem on the city’s streets.
It’s also an increase of about 2,000 serious drug users since 2012, the
last time a study was done.
“There is an opioid epidemic in this country, and San Francisco is no
exception,” Deputy Director of Health Dr. Naveena Bobba said.
The problem is particularly visible in the Tenderloin, where police
reported more than 600 arrests for drug dealing last year. And where 27
suspects were booked into County Jail for dealing drugs in the first 20
days of the new year.
The out-in-the-open use of drugs on city sidewalks and at the Civic
Center BART Station was a huge embarrassment for the city and triggered
more police patrols and crackdowns in the past year. The BART station
has been cleaned up, but the problem continues in the Tenderloin.
And while the police stay busy targeting dealers — the criminal side of
illegal drugs — the city’s public health officials work the problem as a
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted
7-4 on Tuesday to overturn the
2015 sale of Presidio Terrace, a privately-owned street in the
neighborhood of the same name used by a few dozen of the city’s wealthiest
homeowners, faulting the city’s tax collector and not the residents for
letting an annual $14 tax bill go unpaid for decades.
Supervisor Mark Farrell, whose district includes Presidio Terrace,
scheduled Tuesday’s hearing in August, allegedly to “get to the bottom” of
the dispute and let all parties plead their case.
A South Bay couple bought Presidio Terrace’s circular street and
accompanying sidewalks at a tax sale to the tune of $90,000 after the
Presidio Terrace Association (PTA) had failed to pay the taxes on their
avenue for 30 years.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA VENTURE CAPITALISTS
PROVE THEIR CORRUPTION RUNS DEEP
The founder of a Silicon Valley venture
capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for
paying about $450,000 in bribes to boost his two daughters' entrance
exam scores and get one of them into Georgetown University as a bogus
Manuel Henriquez, the 57-year-old founder
and ex-CEO of Hercules Capital based in Palo Alto, California, cried and
dabbed his eyes with a tissue as he prayed for forgiveness from his
children and other families he hurt, and asked the judge for mercy.
“There is no perfect way to express how
broken I feel in my heart and soul,” said Henriquez, who sat next to his
lawyer and wore a face mask for much of the hearing held via video
conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.
His wife, Elizabeth Henriquez, was
sentenced in March to seven months behind bars. She is currently locked
up at a prison in California and is expected to be released in January,
according to online records.
Prosecutors had asked for five months for
Manuel Henriquez, calling him in court documents a “less active
participant in the mechanics of the fraud than his wife.” The defense
urged the judge for three months or less.
U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton called
Henriquez a hypocrite who donated money to aid children, while at the
same time using his wealth and privilege to put his kids ahead of other
less fortunate students in the college admissions process.
A high-school senior had deftly promoted
her “brand” for the Ivy League, a college consultant boasted. In a2013
promotional video, William Rick Singer, the mastermind of an elaborate
admissions corruption scheme, showered praises on the young woman.
She’d started her own organization to fight
climate change, he said. She’d eventually enroll in Brown. That student,
it turns out, was Mary Doerr, a daughter of John Doerr, the Silicon
Valley venture capitalist and early backer of Google and Amazon.
The Doerrs were clients of Singer years
before he turned a legitimate college consulting practice into an
elaborate bribery-for-admissions scheme that has shaken American
academia, the parents who sought Singer’s advice and the Wall Street and
Silicon Valley firms that are now dealing with the fallout.
Pro golfer Phil Mickelson and National
Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana each tweeted last
week that their families had used Singer for college consulting and were
“shocked” to hear about the illegal activity.
So are some of the Wall Street and Silicon
Valley companies who had connections to Singer, including Goldman Sachs
Group Inc., bond-giant PIMCO and venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins
Caulfield & Byers, which Doerr co-founded and is chairman.
Court papers suggest as many as 800
families hired Singer at some point. Singer ran an apparently legitimate
college counseling firm, the Edge College & Career Network, before
about 2011. The 2013 promotional video that referred to Mary Doerr says
she was a client “six years ago,” or about 2007. The bribery case
reaches back only to 2011.
The Doerr family has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Mary Doerr
graduated from Brown University in 2015 and now is a graduate student at
North Carolina State University, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Calls to Mary Doerr and her mother, Anne,
were not returned. A Kleiner Perkins spokeswoman, Katie Hutchison,
didn’t respond to a request to speak with John Doerr.
Hutchison declined to answer questions but said in a written statement
that while Doerr and partner Tom Schlein, “along with a long list of
Valley luminaries,” were clients of Singer, they consulted him only for
“test tutoring and help with college applications — typical of services
provided by thousands of private college counselors across the country —
and nothing further.”
Goldman Sachs, which was mentioned in a wiretapped phone conversation as
a social connection for at least one of the parents charged in Singer’s
bribery-for-admissions scheme, says it has begun an internal
investigation into any connection its employees may have to the former
Firms whose partners and employees were
caught up in the federal case known as “Operation Varsity Blues” have
swiftly moved to fire or accept the resignations of people involved.
Bond-giant PIMCO said in a statement on Monday that “as part of a
regular series that includes dozens of outside speakers, PIMCO invited
Mr. Singer to speak twice over the past decade, the latest in 2015,
about the college admissions process.” But the firm added that it “has
never had a business relationship with Rick Singer or his college
preparation organization. Neither PIMCO nor the PIMCO Foundation has
ever paid Mr. Singer or donated money to his foundation.”
The statement added that any employees who
engaged with Singer’s illegal scheme “would have no place at the firm.”
PIMCO’s former chief executive Douglas
Hodge, who retired in 2017, is accused of paying about $500,000 in
bribes for two daughters and a son to be admitted to Georgetown
University and and the University of Southern California as fake tennis,
soccer and football recruits.
The case has also sent shivers among
affluent parents who fear they and their children will be tarnished as
the Singer case unfolds.
Families now in the admissions process
“want to illustrate that they’re a good family that wouldn’t cheat and
that their kids would never want them to cheat the process,” said
Christine Pluta, a private counselor with Edvice Princeton who has also
worked in the admissions offices of the University of Pennsylvania and
Barnard College. “I have never before heard a family try to convince me
of their own integrity. Singer is part of the conversation.”
Pluta said when she worked at Penn about 20
years ago, a “father offered me a million dollars if his daughter would
be admitted. At first I thought he was joking.” She said she made it
clear the offer was inappropriate.
Singer cooperated with authorities and
pleaded guilty to facilitating more than $25 million in bribes for faked
ACT and SAT scores and bogus athletic profiles to schools including the
USC,Georgetown andYale University. Parents contributed to Singer’s fake
charity, Key Worldwide Foundation, to facilitate bribes to coaches and
school officials and some and some took the charitable-donation
The wealthy parents worked in finance,
sports and entertainment and included actresses Lori Loughlin and
Felicity Huffman as well as Hodge, who was replaced as CEO of PIMCO in
2016; Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of global law firm Wilkie Farr
& Gallagher LLP, and William McGlashan Jr., a former partner of
private equity firmTPG, who was fired last week.
The relationships in those worlds led to some embarrassing revelations
for firms who invited Singer to speak.
“We know people at Goldman Sachs who have,
you know, recommended you highly,” said parent Marci Palatella,
according to transcripts of a wiretapped conversation with Singer.
Palatella, chief executive officer of a liquor distribution company in
Burlingame, Calif., and the wife of formerSan Francisco 49ers player Lou
Palatella, was charged with paying $575,000 in bribes to get their son
into USC as a fake “long snapper” football recruit.
Goldman Sachs spokesman Patrick Scanlan
said Monday that “we’re continuing to look into the matter.”
Another parent charged in the scandal
referenced Kleiner Perkins. In a wiretapped conversation, parent Bruce
Isackson worried that the Internal Revenue Service might discover the
bogus charity, to which Isackson is accused of paying hundreds of
thousands of dollars in bribes to get his daughter into USC as a
Isackson, who was president of real-estate
development firm WP Investments in Woodside, Calif., was charged along
with his wife, Davina. He no longer appears on the website of the firm,
which didn’t respond to calls.
“Is this gonna be this — be the front page
story with everyone from Kleiner Perkins do whatever, getting these kids
into school,” Isackson said according to the transcript.
In the 2013 promotional video, Singer spoke
of an unnamed client who had started Inconvenient Youth while in high
school. “She got totally engaged in her brand, in her story, in her
passion,” he said in the short video, adding that “I had her six years
ago as a student” and thanking former Vice President Al Gore for
allowing “us” to use his slide show from his 2006 documentary, “An
Inconvenient Truth,” that inspired Doerr’s group.
Singer added that getting in to college
“has to do with getting involved in your brand.” He highlighted his role
in Mary Doerr’s venture, saying that “we wanted to create an
organization that would focus on global warming for youth.”
Mary Doerr started Inconvenient Youth in
2008 between her junior and senior years atCastilleja School in Palo
John Doerr, whose net worth Forbes puts at
$7.5 billion, has been involved in education issues for some time. He is
co-founder and lifetime director of the NewS chools Venture Fund, which
invests in start-ups aimed at improving public education. He and Anne
Doerr donated $50 million in 2015 to Rice University, his alma mater, to
finance a leadership training program.
The couple paid about $50,000 bribes to have someone cheat multiple
times on standardized tests for their daughters, authorities said.
The Henriquezes were also charged with
paying $400,000 to the sham charity run by admissions consultant Rick
Singer to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown by falsely
portraying her as a star tennis player. Singer in turn paid
then-Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst in exchange for labeling her
as a recruit, authorities say.
Ernst, who's accused of getting nearly $3
million in bribes, has pleaded not guilty.
Singer has pleaded guilty to running the
sprawling bribery scheme and helped investigators build the case against
Henriquez's lawyers said in court documents
that his participation in the scheme was “minor and largely passive” as
he was busy running his company while his wife “devoted herself to the
care and well-being of their children.”
"Mr. Henriquez knew some but not all of the
details of the scheme with Singer, played a small role, and to his great
regret and shame, did not stop it. He paid Singer’s bills, as he did all
the family’s bills," his lawyers said in a court filing.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen said it
“strains credulity" that Henriquez would believe that the $400,000
payment to Singer's sham charity would support "underfunded college
athletic programs (including Georgetown tennis) and programs for
disadvantaged youth," as his attorneys claimed in court documents.
Rosen accused Henriquez of refusing to
fully accept responsibility for his actions and attempting to present a
"sanitized version of the conduct to the court."
The Henriquezes are among nearly 30 parents
who've admitted to charges in the massive case called “Operation Varsity
“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her
fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to be
sentenced in August after pleading guilty to paying half a million
dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern
California as fake crew recruits. Loughlin's plea deal calls for her to
serve two months behind bars and Giannulli's calls for him to serve five
Incompetent, Supreme LeaderGavinNewsomis
way over his head. Either the Legislature take back the reins of
government—or the Feds should stop giving California money until
those responsible or either out of office or indicted. What do you
think? A politically connected firm gets an $800-million mask
contract with California.
million, 12,000 square foot mansion, on 8+ acres along the
American River in Sacramento, was the area's most expensive home
sale in 2018 The gated estate consists of a 6 bedroom/10 bath
home, a guest house, a pool, a tennis court, and a wine cave
the past week the Democratic governor of California,GavinNewsom,
has demonstrated that in his quest to cement the dictatorial
powers he gave to himself with the arrival of the Wuhan virus, he
really has no interest in any facts or real scientific data.
sordid details of California GovernorGavinNewsom'sunwholesome
dealings with communist China continue to emerge, including the
shocking revelation thatNewsomis
quietly funneling hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the
communist Chinese regime in exchange for political favors.
a $1.4 billion deal with BYD, a Chinese company, to produce N-95
masks. What's weird about this situation is that BYD is an
electric bus maker with no history of making masks. What's even
weirder is that the masks never came to fruition because they
failed to meet national safety and health standards.
The mayor of San Francisco says he's hiring
10 workers whose sole responsibility will be to clean up the massive
numbers of drug needles littering the streets.
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell said
Monday the team will respond to resident complaints and remove needles
and syringes from "hot spots'' every day of the week.
Farrell tells the San
Francisco Examiner that discarded syringes on the streets are
among the top litter complaints in the city with a growing homelessness
problem and a devotion to encouraging hippie scum to live there.
San Francisco Forensic Investigator Paul
Kangas Keeps The Ruling Elite On Their Toes
Don't do crime with public money in front
of Paul Kangas. This modern Sam Spade will latch onto the case like a
pit-bull and never let go. If City Hall, Silicon Valley or the Opera
Crowd get into bribery, corruption, sex trafficking and other dirty
bits, Paul might end up on their heels.
As the former guard for President Kennedy, Paul Kangas is now a private
Investigator in California. His seminal article on the role of George HW
Bush in the assassination of JFK was just published on the front page of
the Cuban newspaper, Granma. 30 million copies were distributed
worldwide. He has taught, and inspired, many contemporary media
investigators who have over-turned the entire news industry with the
kinds of FBI-class public research that Kangas uses. The many "citizen
sleuth' groups operating around the world were inspired by the early
work of Kangas. Paul Kangas has busted up more corruption in San
Francisco than the last 4 police bosses in San Francisco. You don't
always know that he did it, but suddenly a package of investigation data
shows up at the right reporter's desk at the right time and that public
official is "gone:.
Kangas is said to have copies of all of the
files left behind when Clinton private eye: Jack Palladino, died. Paul
Kangas is the last guy on Earth that any corrupt politicians should
consider screwing with!
Party) ran for election for President of the United States.Kangaslost
as a write-in in the Democratic convention on August 18, 2020.Kangasalso
ran for election to theSanFranciscoUnified
Board of Education in California.Kangaslost
in the general election on November 3, 2020.
occupation is Criminal Defense Investigator.. My qualifications
JD, PhD. SF can raise teacher pay, to $100K, by putting 1,000
solar panels on each school, ear-marking the money from solar sold
onto the grid @ $0.49 kwh, for teachers pay only.
in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964.Paulwas
a guard to congressmen and the President. He received his B.A. in
Journalism & Biology fromSanFranciscoState
University in 1969.Paulwent
on to receive a J.D. degree from Hastings Law School in 1973. He
The Ruling Elite On Their Toes Don't do crime with public money in
This modern Sam Spade will latch onto the case like a pit-bull and
never let go.
Real Estate Mogul David Rockefeller dies at age 101. His San
Francisco “Bag Man” James Bronkema is also dead. John
Molinari, their Italian “business man” mob-fixer is in his
of an era of real estate corruption, bribery, elitist
black-listing and crony politics on the West Coast.