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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Soros giving Human Rights Watch $100 million

Uber-Leftist philanthropist George Soros is donating $100 million to 'Human Rights Watch' so that they can stop embarrassing themselves trying to raise money in Saudi Arabia and get on with the business of undermining the existence of the Jewish State.
It is the largest gift he has made, the largest gift by far that Human Rights Watch has ever received, and only the second gift of $100 million or more made by an individual this year, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. “We’re seeing noticeably fewer charitable gifts at the $100 million level from individuals reported than we did just a few years ago,” said Patrick Rooney, the center’s executive director. “Between 2006 and 2008, an average of about 13 gifts a year of that size by individuals was reported. In 2009, it dropped to six, and this year, we know of only one other.”

The largest known gift in 2010 was $200 million pledged by an anonymous Baylor University graduate, to be dispensed upon the donor’s death, for medical research at the university.

Uncertainty about the direction of the economy has made even the wealthiest individuals more cautious about making big philanthropic commitments, Mr. Rooney said.

Contrariness, however, is a hallmark of Mr. Soros, both as an investor and as a philanthropist. While others have held on to their money, he has made bigger gifts than ever. And he said in an interview that the gift to Human Rights Watch is the first of a series of large gifts that he plans to make.

“This is partly due to age,” said Mr. Soros, who celebrated his 80th birthday last month. “Originally I wanted to distribute all of the money during my lifetime, but I have abandoned that plan. My foundation should continue, but I still would like to do a lot of giving during my lifetime, and doing it this way, with such size, is a step in that direction.”
Not fast enough. Soros made $3.3 billion from his hedge fund in 2009.

As to the picture at the top, I assume you all remember former Human Rights Watch investigator and Nazi memorabilia collector Marc Garlasco.

And I guess this gift means that Soros doesn't believe that any amount of money will save Obama and the Democrats. Heh.


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Andre (Canada) said...

Coincidentally, today Ezra Levant (a tireless human rights activist here in Canada) published the following biography of George Soros. If even half of what Ezra is presenting is true, Soros has to be one of the most evil and despicable individual ever. Bar none.


Please distribute this link far and wide.


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