Why is George Soros Under Attack from Every Angle?

George Soros has been the subject of a lot of negative press lately. That’s nothing new–Soros, the Hungarian-born philanthropist has long attracted hatred from the right wing for his support of liberal causes, which include reforms to United States drug policies. Recently, however, the hate and vitriol have ramped up to previously unseen levels in the wake of the George Soros Wikileaks email dump.

Attacks from Anti-Semites
Especially alarming is the amount of hate from the anti-Semitic elements of the right wing, who seem to think there’s some sort of George Soros conspiracy. Some of these wing nuts have tweeted that Soros is part of a Jewish conspiracy whose mission it is to undermine the “white race.”

Anti-Semites have played a bizarre connect-the-dots game to support their idea that there is a George Soros conspiracy to change the racial make-up of Europe by allowing refugees to emigrate to safer countries. While it’s true that George Soros supports the rights of migrant and refugees, he’s got a good reason: as a young man, he survived the German occupation of Hungary during World War II. He’s been an vocal supporter for refugee rights ever since.

Attacks from Russia
It’s thought that the George Soros emails leak is the work of Russian agents, who have long been opposed to the causes that Soros supports, including, but not limited to prison reform, and rights for transgender individuals.

If it’s true that these George Soros emails were leaked by Russia, it’s an ironic turn of events. Russia constantly tries to paint itself as a supporter of the Palestinian people, but these leaks are attracting attention not only from anti-Semites and neo-Nazis, but also from right-wing proponents of Israel. Groups with this mentality often say that there is a George Soros conspiracy to “delegitimize” Israel.

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Attacks from Right-Wing Pundits
Right-wing US media has also attacked Soros for many perceived threats, long before the George Soros Wikileaks “scandal.” Pundits like Glenn Beck blame Soros for the so-called scourge of progressivism; right-wing new outlet Breitbart held him directly responsible for the “refugee crisis” in Europe.

Is it possible to dissuade these conspiracy theorists? Maybe not, but the public should be aware that that’s just what these anti-Semitic attacks on Soros are: conspiracies. The fact is that George Soros is an extremely wealthy man who contributes to innumerable progressive causes and charities. He’s also made some pointed comments about Israeli leadership over the years, which is tantamount to treason among certain right-wing groups that have system devalued the idea of critical thought over the years.

The Silver Lining
If there’s a silver lining to the cloud that has surrounded Soros of late, it’s that a man who grew up fearing for his life because of his faith was able to rise to such a position that he can be the target of attacks from everybody from the Russian government, to the United States’ most powerful right-wing groups and pundits. That’s pretty impressive.

Learn more about George Soros: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

An Inside Look At The Value of Reputation Management

When the actions of a former executive threatened the reputation of Status Labs, the company understood that they needed to quickly and efficiently reverse the direction of the story and preserve their company’s image. While it’s true that today’s world is more fast-paced than in the past, the nature of the Internet also means that it’s easy for stories to stick with audiences longer than ever before. Companies like Status Labs work with businesses in order to help them overcome negative press and establish a dialogue with online communities more effectively. Although ironic that Status Labs needed to manage its own reputation, it nevertheless proved to be an excellent opportunity for the company to show off its capabilities.

Based in Austin, Texas, Status Labs has been helping clients since 2012 to overcome negative press and build a stronger brand presence on the Internet. As of this writing, Status Labs has helped over 1,000 different business and individuals to reduce negative publicity on the Internet. When speaking about Status Labs as an online reputation management firm, it’s easy to assume that they only work with large corporations that are in need of constant online maintenance. In reality, though, online reputation management firms like Status Labs also work with individual clients that want to protect their identity and privacy on the Internet.

Of course, Status Labs also does more than just scrub a company’s name from search engines. They believe that one of the most important components of any successful brand transition is to also encourage a change in behavior. After all, if a company gets a second chance through reputation management, only to squander it on the same negative press that got them into trouble in the first place, then Status Labs effectively changed nothing. Status Labs incorporated this advice into their own work ethic as well, making several changes to their team dynamics in order to encourage a deeper loyalty in its employees. By changing the way Status Labs operated on a daily basis, they were able to gain a greater understanding of the best steps to protect a company’s image and insulate it from negative news stories.

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Michael Zomber Shares his Knowledge about Antique Guns and Samurai Swords

Michael Zomber is an internationally recognized expert on Japanese Samurai swords and a collector of antique arms and armor. His passion goes back more than 40 years and he is always willing to share his expertise and his stories. His areas of expertise include American, Islamic, Japanese and European arms and weaponry from the 16th through the 19th century.

Mr. Zomber was born in Washington, D.C. and currently lives with his family on the outskirts of Philadelphia. His educational background includes studying at UCLA and earning a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

He loves to tell stories and tells them well. His writing credits include penning more than a dozen screenplays and several historical novels. His novels include “Sweet Betsey That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War and Shogun Iemitsu. He authored a non-fiction piece of work entitled “Jesus and the Samurai. These pieces of work are still in print. Zomber and his wife also produced a documentary entitled “Soul of the Samurai,” which received a great deal of positive attention.

As a historian, Mr. Zomber is very aware of the horrors armed conflict will bring, but also knows such weaponry has a place in history and is an advocate of keeping their history in perspective and being good stewards for the weapons. Rather than think of the weapons as evil, owners and gun enthusiast are reminded to always appreciate their beauty and past service. Arms and weaponry was always subject of collection and admiration and often given as gifts.

Mr. Zomber is also a great supporter of organizations that advocate for peaceful resolution of conflicts. He supports organizations such as Amnesty International, Antiwar.com, Doctors without Borders, Global Exchange and UNICEF. His overall goal is to make a positive difference for those involved in violent conflict. He calls his support for such organizations his labor of love. The organizations are dedicated to promote and enhance social environmental and economic justice for all. The organizations also work on behalf of the children around the world in an effort to end hunger and care for children with life threatening challenges.

Celebrating Susan McGalla as the Leading Corporate Business Woman

Susan McGalla’s advice on women’s success in the workplace

Considering that women deal with lower wages and unequal treatment in the workplace, it is no wonder that there is a lack of feminine presence at the executive level in the corporate world on wikimedia.org. With there being far more male executives then women executives, various measures have been taken to provide relief from the obstacles by both the government and nongovernmental organizations. Even with standing the current challenges in the corporate workplace, powerful women, like Susan McCalla, have emerged as powerful leaders under the umbrella of corporate firms while managing to branch off and executes independent business ventures.

Susan McGalla started her career by working at Joseph Horne Company. After eight years, she left to work for American Eagle Outfitters. Mustang into her worth at the principles and diligently working towards her goals, McGalla worked her way up to become the Pres. and CMO for American Eagle Outfitters’ flagship American Eagle brand. Later, Susan McGalla was promoted to position of the Presidency and Chief Merchandising Officer for the entire company. After achieving such an astounding accomplishment, McGala part ways with the corporation and founded a private consulting firm based in Pittsburgh that served the financial investments and retail industries. In January 2011, an aggressive offer from Wet Seal convinced her to walk away from thats business and become the CEO of the company. After a few years, McGalla left wet seal and founded P3 Executive Consulting, LLC and became a consulting expert.

Read more: Susan McGalla As A High Performing Business Woman In The Corporate World

In addition to running her own successful business, Susan McGalla serves as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for The Pittsburgh Steelers. While in that position, Susan McGalla has shown excessive competence and diligence in the retail and clothing sector. In fact, while working in her executive position, she managed to attract prestigious executives within the finance sector who employed McGallas’ Marketing talent to create profitable streams of income from product merchandising, branding and talent management.

Because of her persistence, versatility and diligence, McGalla has not only paved her path to the top of the executive ladder, she emerged as a respected force to be reckoned within the corporate world. High-level executives of Fortune 500 companies nationwide recognize her executive strength and seek her services continuously. Women like McGalla are prime examples of how extraordinary and powerful women are able to break through corporate barriers hold high-level executive positions in the corporate world. These women are taking a stand and declaring their success by working through the obstacles and exposing their innate potential. In the case of McGalla, that hard work definitely pays off. Source: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1115635

Malini Saba: From East Asia To The Rest of The World Through Entrepreneurship

When at the age of 19, Malini Saba made her way to the US for the first time, she had modest expectations: to have a taste of the world beyond her hometown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The future, however, has turned too bright, she not only got to know about America but has set her foot on just about every corner of the globe and made investments as a mark that ‘she was there.’

Malini currently sits as the Chairman of her own Sabin and is one of the world’s top investors of South Asian origin. Saban maintains a mix of investment interests globally such as techie firms in the US, real estate in India and Australia and oil and gas in China. She was also recently appointed the CEO of Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

Saba has never tested life of employment. For over 25 years since she set up home in San Francisco in the 1990’s, she has only run her own business. She has managed to invest in 22 different businesses across the globe.

In a recent Interview on IdeaMensch, Malini Saba attributes her achievements a risk-taking attitude always ‘taking the bull by its horns’. She looks at market trends and goes against the tides by doing the complete opposite. To her, its all about predicting where the world will be 3-5 years and strategically creating the right context for taking full advantage of the trends. She describes herself as a venture capitalist who uses Saban as a vehicle to retain varied investment interests worldwide.

Saba advises entrepreneurs to always trust their gut and believe in themselves. Her thinking, she says, has always been influenced by Steve Jobs. She admires the way he stood his ground even getting himself thrown out of his company and later getting back and making it greater than before. Challenges are imminent for entrepreneurs especially at the start-up stage, and this is what makes it important to turn all hurdles that come one’s way into success.

Success to Malini Saba is not just about accumulating wealth. She has also been involved in philanthropy, donating handsomely to humanitarian causes. She started a non-profit organization, “Stree: Global Investment in Women” in 2001. The organization is all about transforming the way low income, at-risk women, and children, see themselves and their roles in society. The organization was inaugurated by Bill Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor. She has donated to such causes as the establishment of the world’s first Heart Research Centre for South Asians in 2005 where she donated $1, Million.

Madeleine Brand Presents Andy Wirth in How the Drought Will Affect Ski Resorts

California cut back on its water usage by 27 percent last month compared to two years ago and now El Nino is on everyone’s mind with storms on the way which has everyone looking forward to winter according to Madeleine Brand from “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” on KCRW radio. Learn more about Andy Wirth:  http://andywirth.com/

I recently came across this interview from the “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” program and I had to dig deeper when I heard about the concern of drought and how it is impacting our ski resorts.

Recently ski resorts in California have suffered the driest winters in recorded history which resulted in many resorts ending the ski season early.

Madeleine Brand interviewed Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in Olympic Valley, CA, near Lake Tahoe to find out how this affected his ski resorts. Andy Wirth answered the big question: “how will the drought affect the ski resorts?”

Andrew Wirth is the CEO of Alpine Meadows of Tahoe Inc and has served as the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation since August, 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and has also attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Accredited to be an all around good guy, Andy has a great passion for nature and the great outdoors and has helped develop grand ideas to help Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.

Andy Wirth has previously fought wild land fire down in northern mexico and used to be a ranger. So it is not far stretch to say that Andy has vast knowledge pertaining to the current climate conditions and how they are affecting the ski resorts.  Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

With the question hanging in the air as to will the resorts be resilient in the face of drought Andy Wirth has assured us that their ski resorts will survive this drought and many more for years to come if it comes to that.

Andy Wirth informs us that this past winter was a tough one and the drought resulted in just over 20 percent fewer skiers than previous years. Wirth goes on to say “The capital structure is solid, we remained profitable. We are not as profitable as we could have been even in an average snow year but we can very much survive.”

Andy Wirth states that skiers will still be able to experience plenty of fun no matter what the weather brings. Skiers will still have enough snow whether they have authentic snow or, as they have been looking more into, the artificially made snow.

Madeleine posed the question if this continues for years to come that some ski resorts will see no more snow and have to build new business models.

Andy Wirth responds that they are looking to build their summer business more between meetings, weddings, etc and he assures that they are very busy. Andy explains that they are great business men and are diligently managing their resources and keeping up to date with everything going on to adjust accordingly. It is going to be a good ski season still!

Anthony Marsala Reach Milestone with Madison Street Capital

Anthony Marsala is the President and Chief Executive Officer of one of the fastest growing investment bank, Madison Street Capital. With an overwhelming experience of over 15 years in the field of investment banking, Marsala has led and managed the firm’s worldwide presence in Asia, Europe and Africa. At Madison, he manages the analytical team that perform all valuations work for the firm’s mergers & acquisition and finance clients.


In a recent news by Chicago Tribune, Anthony Marsala was announced to be part of the Mergers and Acquisition Annual Emerging Leaders Award 2016. Being a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Marsala was chosen alongside other 40 Nominees who had achieved extraordinary success in litigation consulting, mergers and acquisition, business valuation, expert witness testimony, financial forensics and related profession.


Marsala and the other nominees were endorsed by NACVA and the Consulting Training Institute (CTI), organizations founded on superior quality, the spirit of pioneering with visionary leaders across the fields of finance and accounting, excellence, and financial consulting profession. The award program was intended to give voice and opportunity to the emerging cohort of leaders and industrial experts, acknowledging their inputs that’re yet to come.


Anthony Marsala was selected from a pool of 125 designated nominees after reaching extraordinary advances in the field of mergers and acquisition. Throughout last year, he featured in a series of profiles in The Value Examiner, NACVA’s Association News, press releases, QuickReadBuzz Blog among other distributions.


Marsala has reviewed an extensive number of transactional engagements and business valuations, primarily focusing on early stage middle market ventures. He has worked on engagements in the staffing, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, biotechnology, energy, and wholesale and distribution sectors, just to name a few.


Marsala earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Information System from the Loyola University of Chicago. He furthered his studies by pursuing a Master’s Diploma in Strategy from the University of Oxford, Business School. He is also a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).


About Madison Street Capital


Madison Street Capital is the largest middle market investment bank in the world. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has established offices in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. The company offers a variety of financial services including hedge fund administrative services, financial asset management services, corporate advisory services, private equity fund administration services as well as valuations for financial reporting.

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George Soros: The Investing Icon Has Returned

George Soros took some time off, but he is back and better than ever. When he decided to come back, it wasn’t done haphazardly or out of the blue. It was carefully planned and done with much thought. Again all, you don’t get to where he is by mistake. You get to where someone like he is by knowing when to get back in the game and when to sit out. It is like a great chess match. He knows the moves to make. He has the foresight and the knowledge to see troubling economic times ahead, so he wants to make sure he isn’t caught in those times. He wants to be ahead of the game as opposed to playing from behind.

It is like basketball as well. When it is late in the fourth quarter, you want to be playing with the lead and finish the game off. You don’t want to be trailing and have to play catch up. George Soros, of course, is in charge of the Soros Fund Management, which handles over $30 billion dollars, which is not a number to sneeze at, that is for sure. The moves he is making are being described as ” big, bearish investments.” I tell you one thing, when I see George Soros making those kind of moves, I stand up and I pay attention. I wonder why he is doing them and I take notice of my own income if I’m involved in this type of investing and trading.

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They sold stocks and and bought gold and shares of gold miners. Gold, as we all know, can sometimes be a safety net when times are tough. I know whenever I go out and about, I see lots of places that are interested in buying and selling gold. It is the one thing that never goes out of style and is always profitable and in need. There can never be enough gold out there. George has never been afraid to make his voice heard when it is needed and that is why the Fund has been so successful.

With his experience, you get knowledge. With knowledge, you get power. George Soros is a powerful man and when he talks, people tend to stand up and listen to what he has to say and they don’t take it lightly. They take it incredibly seriously and to heart. Throughout his career, he has made few mistakes, if any. That doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because he knows how this game works. He has lived through the good times and the bad times. Because of this, he is aptly prepared for whatever is thrown his way and is ready with a solution to make it better.

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Andy Wirth – New Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Base

Andy Wirth is a long-term businessman who is the chief executive officer of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. He has been named the chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Air Administration Company (RASC).

Wirth has consistently demonstrated his impressive endeavors and is confident that he can help and add to the general components of the developing and flourishing group by expanding opportunity in the airport.

Andy Wirth has committed much of his life in the outdoor world of resorts. He was brought up in Germany, and moved to Colorado to go to school. He moved on from the Colorado State College with his four year certification in Science.

In the wake of moving on from school, he transferred to Steamboat, Colorado, where he began his career in the resorts. He began working at the Steamboat resort and worked there for a long time as he picked up experience. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/andy-wirth-elected-chairman-reno-tahoe-regional-air-service-corporation

He has partaken in numerous open air occasions and has worked hard to make the Squaw Valley Resort a delightful vacation destination with numerous upgrades. They are presently going under development for a gondola which will associate the two sister resorts together.

Andy Wirth has been included in the formal procedure of the airplane terminals and air administrations for some significant resorts stretching from Colorado to Quebec. He is in charge of assuming a noteworthy part in the Reno-Tahoe Universal Air terminal. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://andywirth.com/

He has been working with numerous areas to guarantee the fundamental strides are taken to upgrade the airplane terminals and make them effortlessly available to every single, desirable vacation spot on the market. Read more: Update on CEO Andy Wirth and his letter

Wirth will also take charge in keeping the local air administration partnership shaped together with an end goal to bring people in general and private associations together.

With the association cooperating as one, it will guarantee to get advertising dollars and other aptitude choices to position the Reno-Tahoe and Lake Tahoe area as one port of section and destination. Read more: Special Warfare Warrior | Andy Wirth’s Fundraiser

He has right now been working with the airplane terminal base in conjunction with Alaska Airlines in attempt to elevate non-stop flights to and from Boise, Idaho and Orange County, California.