Black Voters Are Liberating Ukraine

I was enthralled watching the Democrats tie the race for the Senate, and add to their victories in the House! The Treacherous Red Wave has crashed on itself, and is liken to Putin’s war against Ukraine! My kin, Senator John Fremont – and all the Radical Republicans – would be proud of the way Black American Voters have made American, and World History – GREAT AGAIN! Our President is meeting with World Leaders as I type! He is holding his head up – with dignity and pride – while the squalid, dead culture war of King Trump – turns on itself in Florida!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_Republicans

The AP has declared Tina Kotek – THE WINNER! I am waiting till it is official to post the astounding discoveries I made before the elections, where I bring Victoria and Miriam to Oregon to help Tina win! I am kin to William Shakespeare via the Hart family. The Bard’s genes live in me – and Oregon? Never before in world history has Literature come to the rescue of Democracy. I will do all I can to employ my Bond characters, our Black History, and the Democratic Party, to bring the price of oil and gasoline down. Mohammed bin Salman must honor the blacks who built Liberty Ships in Marin – for his ancestor! Israel must make a direct Peace Treaty with all Black Voters, and insist Israeli Jews, and Jewish Americans – stop playing devious games with our Democratic Process.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/saudi-israel-relations#:~:text=Israel%20and%20Saudi%20Arabia%20have%20no%20formal%20diplomatic,Saudi%20anti-Semitism%2C%20Saudi-American%20relations%2C%20and%20the%20Palestinian%20issue.

I am going to write a paper that will encourage Governor Tina Kotek to honor and compensate black shipyard workers who came to the West Coast to make ships – that liberated Jews from concentration camps. Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. Let the day after Veterans Day honor all black people who lay down their life for Liberty and Justice!

Here is a pic of King Faesal being handed a model of the ship that was given him to move his oil around the world. Was his ship welded by black women? In my book, this makes all black ship builders, and their descendants – PARTNERS of bin Salman – and should be compensated. Portland, and the West Coast, needs low-cost housing.

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At this hour (4 A.M. 11-22) The race to control the Senate is tie at 49 to 49. President Zelenskyy can thank Vice President Kamala Harris for her tireless campaigning that resulted in a historic Midterm. Putin and Mohammed have interests in Africa that I suggest form a new alliance with the Ukrainian-Black Voter Coalition that is proving the most Democratic Alliance in world History!

Come home to…The Land of the Real Freedom Fights!

John Presco

https://www.oregonhistoryproject.org/articles/african-american-and-women-workers-in-world-war-ii/#.Y2-WQXbMLIU

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/women-of-the-j-a-jones-brunswick-shipyard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faisal_bin_Salman_Al_Saud

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_bin_Salman

https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/our-story/our-history/path-to-employment-african-american-workers-in-kaiser-shipyards#:~:text=In%20November%201943%2C%20Bechtel%20Corporation%E2%80%99s%20Black%20workers%20at,plaintiff%20on%20behalf%20of%20himself%20and%201%2C000%20others.

To address the hiring issue in 1937, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America created a “separate but unequal” membership tier for Black workers. These were called “auxiliary” locals (the Richmond, California, auxiliary was called A-36), and they limited members’ job opportunities, grievance procedures, and voice in union affairs. By 1942, over 1,500 Black workers were members of these auxiliaries, but as wartime employment increased, so did racial tension over these limitations.

Pressing onward for fair hiring

The Oakland Tribune reported on October 21, 1942, that the Henry J. Kaiser Company shipyard in Vancouver would continue to hire black workers for skilled jobs despite protests by the American Federation of Labor unions.

The next major clash happened at a Kaiser shipyard in Vancouver. In mid-December 1942, a representative for 150 Black shipyard workers at Kaiser’s Vancouver yard charged that the auxiliary union represented “downright open discrimination.” And in Oregon, hamstrung by the inflexibility of the Boilermakers after months of talks, more than 300 Black workers were forced off their jobs in July 1943 for refusing to join the auxiliary.

Explainer: Why Ukraine’s southern Kherson region is a strategic prize

Reuters

A local resident rides a bike near destroyed houses in the village of Arkhanhelske, Kherson region
A view shows the Antonivskyi bridge in Kherson
A cow grazes near a damaged house in the village of Arkhanhelske, Kherson region

[1/5] A local resident rides a bike near destroyed houses, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the village of Arkhanhelske, Kherson region, Ukraine November 8, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi12345

KYIV, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops were greeted by joyous residents in the centre of Kherson on Friday after Russia abandoned the only regional capital it had captured since its invasion in February.

Russia said it had completed the pullout across the Dnipro River without losing a single soldier, but Ukrainians painted a picture of a chaotic retreat, with Russian troops ditching their uniforms or drowning while trying to escape.

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GATEWAY TO CRIMEA

Kherson region borders Crimea and provides Moscow with a land bridge to the Black Sea peninsula that it seized from Kyiv in 2014. Ukraine retaking swathes of Kherson region would deprive Moscow of that land corridor. It would also bring long-range Ukrainian artillery closer to Crimea, which Moscow sees as vitally important to its interests.

The peninsula, whose annexation Putin sees as a key achievement of his more than two decades in power, is home to a huge Russian military force and the Black Sea Fleet, which Moscow uses to project power into the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

FRESH WATER SUPPLIES

Fresh water supply to Crimea would also be imperilled if Ukraine retakes Kherson region.

After Moscow seized Crimea, Kyiv blocked water supplies via a canal from the Dnipro. When Russia seized chunks of Kherson region and neighbouring Zaporizhzhia region to the east, it immediately moved to unblock the canal. Russia needs that water for the local population, the irrigation of the peninsula’s arid land and for numerous military facilities.

LOGISTICS ROUTES

Kherson region includes the mouth of the wide Dnipro that bisects Ukraine. The regional capital, Kherson city, is on the west bank, across the river from most of the rest of the province. It was the only place where Russia had a presence on the west bank of the river and Russia had heavily reinforced its troops there in recent months.

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Ukrainian forces hammered the bridges over the river to hurt Moscow’s ability to resupply. If Russia were to lose its only foothold on the west side of the river, Ukraine would be better able to attack other Russian supply lines and challenge Moscow’s grip on other occupied parts of the south, such as Zaporizhzhia region where Russian troops occupy a nuclear power plant.

“The right (west) bank is important for both sides – for (Russia) in order to ensure the steadiness of the defence of the Zaporizhzhia direction, and for (Ukraine) to free this direction and cut off these three important arteries: the land corridor to Crimea, the water to Crimea and to return control of the (nuclear plant),” said Oleh Zhdanov, a military analyst.

SYMBOLIC SIGNIFICANCE

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The city of Kherson was the only regional capital that Russian forces captured since the Feb. 24 invasion. Losing it would therefore be a major symbolic blow to the Kremlin and indicate Russia had – for now – failed to press ahead to the cities of Mykolaiv and Odesa whose capture Moscow had sought, said Oleksander Musiyenko, a military analyst.

“It’s clear the loss of Kherson and the Kherson bridgehead will have consequences for Russia’s image and will be viewed negatively inside Russia,” he said.

BLACK SEA CONTROL

The Kherson region, which had a pre-war population of more than 1 million, lies on the Black Sea. Recapturing it would help Kyiv wrest back control of some of the coastline along a sea that is a critical artery for its food exports to foreign markets.

The Marin Shipmates

Posted on May 6, 2022 by Royal Rosamond Press

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, called the land of glaciers and volcanoes, is home to two erupting volcanoes: Klyuchevskaya and Shiveluch. Both are on the central eastern side of the peninsula, with Shiveluch to the north, and Klyuchevskaya to the south.

I have been advocating a new Military and Naval presence in the Pacific for over a year. I have written elected officials who must have thought me mad. With the heroic stand of President Zelensky, we now know anything is possible. Our enemies know this too. The predictable outcome they SAW in the future, did not happen.

I suggest President Biden open up federal lands in Alaska to Homesteading by Black Citizens of the United States, and the building of a naval base for The Black Liberation Navy, The BLN can be partially subsidized by the United Kingdom and Japan. Putin has suggested he may take back Alaska. I say….

“Nuts!”

The first cold war was partially paid with the taxes millions of black people paid for. 

“To the victor goes the spoils!

“Kamchatka!”

John Presco

Candidate For Governor of Oregon

A Russian lawmaker wants Alaska back. ‘Good luck with that!’ (adn.com)

“Still, on a Sunday news program in Russia, parliament member Oleg Matveychev included Alaska in a list of demands in response to the war in Ukraine and the economic harm caused to the country by U.S. sanctions.

“Let’s think about reparations. The harm these sanctions caused us cost money. Return of possessions, including possessions of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union and even parts of Russia that are now occupied by the United States,” Matveychev said in the interview.

“What about the return of Alaska and Fort Ross?” the host asked, a reference to a former Russian outpost on the California coast north of San Francisco.

“This is my next point – recognizing Alaska, Fort Ross and Antarctica,” he said. “We actually discovered it, so it rightfully belongs to us.”

African American Homesteaders in the Great Plains (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

The state is also home to nine military bases, and Mountain View butts up to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Hawaiian businessman William Hoopai recently opened a new restaurant on the main drag called West Berlin.

Yup. Schnitzels and sauerkraut attract a lot of uniformed men and women who have spent time in Germany.

And there has been new immigration to Alaska – including refugees from troubled nations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Cuba, Iran and Bhutan. Many have resettled here in Mountain View.

Most diverse place in America is not where you think | CNN

A strong international response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine is critical to deterring China from embarking on territorial conquests in Taiwan or the South China Sea, said Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi.

“China has been carefully observing the current situation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and they are paying particularly close attention to what kind of reactions the international community has been taking,” Kishi told The Post during an interview in Washington on Thursday.

The top Japanese defense official, speaking through an interpreter, said the global response will weigh heavily on Beijing and its “actions in the Asian region going forward.”

“If the international community somehow allows or condones Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, it might send a wrong message that such actions can be tolerated in other parts of the world, including the Indo-Pacific,” Kishi said. “From that perspective, such actions of Russia cannot be tolerated.”

Managing the rise of China is a top priority for President Biden, who will be visiting Asia later this month. His administration is poised to unveil a long-awaited China strategy in a speech by Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the coming days. The address, originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed after Blinken tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

The Black Liberation Navy

Posted onJune 19, 2021byRoyal Rosamond Press

On this day, June Ninteenth 2021, I John Presco, a grandson of German Turnverien and Forty-eighters, suggested to the Vice President, and President, the founding of The Black Liberation Navy, that was seeded by my foundation of The Marin Shipmates.

The Marin Shipmates | Rosamond Press

If it were not for humankind being experienced sailors, then the Slave Trade would not have existed. White Captains and Sailors brought kidnapped slaves to all parts of the globe. My Country is prepared to spend a trillion dollars on new Naval vessels, and other military hardware, to meet the threat from China’s “People’s Liberation Navy”. China’s leaders have mocked our State Department, and the President of the United States, saying We The People of the United States have no right to negotiate, or give any democratic lessons to anyone – anywhere – because of the way we have treated black people, first as slaves, and then as liberated people. The Civil War was fought by white men, and sometimes, brothers. There is talk or Reparations. I believe this is called for.

What I propose, is The Black Liberation Navy, that will be made up of black men and women, who having served for two years, are given the Deed to Condominiums and homes. This will establish a Generational Equity and Investment in Liberty that will alas break the last bonds of slavery. This resembles the Jubilee that I believe Jesus came to restore. No religious belief is required. China is moving into Africa with their People’s Liberation Navy. China’s fishing fleet is off the coast of South America competing with nations there. The Black Liberation Navy will Liberate the Oceans of the World!

Captain Isaac Hull is my alleged great grandfather who liberated American and British sailors who were captured and made slaves by the Barbary Coast pirates who were paid by the Caliph.

John Presco

Juneteenth[ (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and historically known as Jubilee Day,[2] Black Independence Day,[3] and Emancipation Day[4][5]) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African American culture.[6] Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1866. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.[7][8][9] Juneteenth’s commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming and enforcing freedom of enslaved people in Texas,[10] which was then the last state of the former Confederacy in which slavery was still being permitted by the state government.

President Abraham Lincoln‘s Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 had officially outlawed slavery in Texas and the other states that had rebelled against the Union almost two and a half years earlier. Enforcement of the Proclamation generally relied on the advance of Union troops. Texas, as the most remote of the slave states, had seen an expansion of slavery and had a low presence of Union troops as the American Civil War ended; thus, enforcement there had been slow and inconsistent prior to Granger’s announcement.[10] Although the Emancipation Proclamation declared an end to slavery in the Confederate States, slavery was still legal and practiced in two Union border states – Delaware and Kentucky – until December 6, 1865, when ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution abolished chattel slavery nationwide. Additionally, Indian Territories that had sided with the Confederacy, namely the Choctaw, were the last to release those enslaved, in 1866.[11][12][13][c][14]

Celebrations date to 1866, at first involving church-centered community gatherings in Texas. It spread across the South and became more commercialized in the 1920s and 1930s, often centering on a food festival. Participants in the Great Migration out of the South carried their celebrations to other parts of the country. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, these celebrations were eclipsed by the nonviolent determination to achieve civil rights, but grew in popularity again in the 1970s with a focus on African-American freedom and African-American arts. Beginning with Texas by proclamation in 1938, and by legislation in 1979, 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, have formally recognized the holiday in various ways.[d]

Modern observance is primarily in local celebrations. Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing“, and reading of works by noted African-American writers, such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou. Celebrations include rodeosstreet fairscookoutsfamily reunions, park parties, historical reenactments, and Miss Juneteenth contests. Juneteenth is also celebrated by the Mascogos, descendants of Black Seminoles who escaped from slavery in 1852 and settled in CoahuilaMexico.[19][20] Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was declared a holiday in 1983.

Captain of The USS Enterprise

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

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My grandfather, Royal Rosamond, wrote in one of his books that one of his grandfathers Captained the U.S.S. Constitution. All night long, my Sea Angel bid me to gather around me all the power others have take from me. Yesterday, I edited the wikipedia citation on Christine Rosamond Benton. I challenged the sentence saying – it was not the season for rogue waves! If you have been at sea, or, just stood at the shore, you should know there is no season for rogues waves. They can occur at anytime, and any place. According to a reader at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, I died at the edge of the sea in February of 1967. This morning, when I opened my eyes, a voice bid me to declare myself THE CAPTAIN OF THE USS. ENTERPRISE.

USS Enterprise (1799) – Wikipedia

Here is an article that repeats what I have been saying and seeing in the blog, and in my Bond book ‘The Royal Janitor’ inspired by the incredible memory of Rena Easton who I rescued by the Venice Pier in 1970.

Spy chiefs look to declassify intel after rare plea from 4-star commanders (msn.com)

““We request this help to better enable the US, and by extension its allies and partners, to win without fighting, to fight now in so-called gray zones, and to supply ammunition in the ongoing war of narratives,” the commanders who oversee U.S. military forces in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, as well as special operations troops, wrote to then-acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire last January.

“Unfortunately, we continue to miss opportunities to clarify truth, counter distortions, puncture false narratives, and influence events in time to make a difference,” they added.”

President Thomas Jefferson studied the U.S. Constitution before he sent the Enterprise and USS Constitution to the Barbary Coast to wage war on the Caliph and his pirates that were taking US Merchantmen hostage – and selling them into slavery. Britain just announced “Global Britain” will be sending warships to confront the Chinese Navy. My alleged grandfather captained The Enterprise! Am I the Futurian manifestations of Jean-Luc Picard in present time?

Rick Santorum made a statement there was nothing in the Americas when white men came here. My great grandfather, Puritan leader, John Wilson, learned the native language, and with the help of John Elliot printed the first New Bible in the new world, in the language of the natives. Emperor Charles Quint sent a Holy Navy to the Americas in order to bring it into the Holy Spanish Empire, he claiming he had a edict from King Jesus to do this. He was the first to kidnap black slaves in Africa to aide his Conquistador Christian Army – that had waged war against the Protestant Queen of England.

China and its Navy is making a move on the high seas, and in South America. What I suggest is the formation of a Indigenous People Navy, and Marine Guard, stationed in Puerto Quetzal Guatemala. China has criticized the ethnic make-up of the United States in taking away our Right, and our Permission, to employ our Navy where we deem fit.

I see the building of a Atlantis in Guatemala where the Native Navy and North American Marine Guard will be stationed. This force will put an end to the gangs who are the new pirates of the New World who are waging war against women, children, and the traditional family values the Puritans found in New England. I see a United States Navy made up of the Tribal People’s of the United States who immigrated from Asia. I see a Earth Navy stationed in the North American Continent that will look to promoting, and protecting, Cosmic Justice and Freedom. I suggest the remains of Commodore Isaac Hull be exhumed so our DNA can be compared. The Barbary Coast Ghost Ships must sail again, and confront the haters of Liberty.

John ‘Cosmic Sea Lord’

“In the U.S. Space Force, we are challenged every day to find new heights. Working within the space domain, our people launch rockets, keep satellites safe and operational, and develop technology to defend our way of life on Earth through our interests in space. We protect the hopes and dreams of America and exploration, while preparing for the 22nd century. When humankind asks “What if”, the mission of Space Force is to be the answer.”

U.S. Air Force – Space Force

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The veteran ship next participated in the devastating raid on the great Japanese base at Truk 29-30 April, after which she arrived Majuro 4 May 1944. There she joined Rear Admiral Willis A. Lee’s battleships for a thrust into the Marianas and the invasion of Saipan. Hull bombarded Saipan 13 June, covered minesweeping operations with gunfire, and patrolled during the initial landing 15 June.

China’s Effort to Become Latin America’s Most Important Ally | Time

In April 2020, as COVID-19 began to tear through Latin America, the leftist bloc in the Paraguayan Senate introduced a bill to open relations with Beijing–which would inevitably mean ending recognition of Taiwan. The Senators argued that the pandemic would make Chinese support–in the form of masks and ventilators, but also investment, trade and possibly a vaccine–crucial in the coming years.

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Yesterday I am sitting on the bus bench looking at these two good ol boys come out of a black Japanese-built beater – with a Confederate flag on top. They had big guts and grey hair. They were letting it all hang out after Franklin Graham gave our President ABSOLUTION in the White House Rose Garden. They then went inside a phone store. I debated about crossing the street and yanking that flag from atop the car. These seniors were about my age. Were they looking to go down in a blaze of glory? I then thought about going over and talking to them, inform them I am about to form a branch of the Black Panther Party called…

MARIN SHIPMATES

The Marin Shipmates

Posted on August 29, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

Yesterday I am sitting on the bus bench looking at these two good ol boys come out of a black Japanese-built beater – with a Confederate flag on top. They had big guts and grey hair. They were letting it all hang out after Franklin Graham gave our President ABSOLUTION in the White House Rose Garden. They then went inside a phone store. I debated about crossing the street and yanking that flag from atop the car. These seniors were about my age. Were they looking to go down in a blaze of glory? I then thought about going over and talking to them, inform them I am about to form a branch of the Black Panther Party called…

MARIN SHIPMATES

I bought MARINSHIPMATES.COM  before I went to see my doctor. The night before, I watched a old movie about MARINSHIP. It was about the Government BUYING land in Marin County, and city named MARIN CITY to build Liberty Ships – and oil tankers. Then I see King Faidal and his bodyguards coming aboard the flag ship

THE TAMALPIAS

These oil tankers are going to be carrying oil to Japan to help in the war effort – after Japan surrendered! WTF!? Where is this oil coming from? Did the United States just SUPPLY the King with a OIL FLEET built by black workers who were lured from the deep South to work in the shipyards scattered around the San Francisco Bay? I asked myself how many black men have made over a million dollars in the Oil Trade?

Here are aspects of the Buck Foundation that was legally established by the law firm of Robert Brevoort Buck. Robert mishandled the estate of my late sister, the world famous artist, Christine Rosamond Benton. I am going to leave the amazing family history I have compiled in my newspaper-blog, to David Hunt, my daughter’s half brother. David father was a Black Panther. I see a all black San Francisco Bay Coast Guard stationed in a United States Reservation for Descendants of Native Africans. I believe the land the U.S. government purchased for Marinship – still belongs to the People of the United States – who were deceived into believing the Marinship ships would benefit the American Taxpayer. I will be applying for several grants from the Buck Institute.

In these historic photographs we are seeing the birth of ISIS and 911. Osama Bin Laden waged war against the corrupt Marriage Contract with Islam and Cooperate Christianity which was pushed by Franklin Graham, and the Red State Neo-Confederate President of One Party that was co-founded by my Abolitionist kinfolk, John Fremont.

As for enlightening Springfield’s branch of the Racist Red Right, they surely would have used weapons on me at the end of my short history lesson, they hearing enough in the first twenty seconds.

There is much controversy about the intentions of Beryl Buck when she willed her fortune to the poor people of Marin – which would be the poor backs living in Marin City who came to work on King Faisal oil tankers. Her kin, Frank Buck was a oil and lumber tycoon. He raped the woods around Springfield. She wanted a “religious” foundation of a unspecified nature. Alcohol Justice comes close because AA is a spiritual program. This is why I see Briarcliff College moving into the Buck Institute. Below are images of Ghana’s Navy after the display of what looks like a Black Muslin party in Marin.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

EXTRA! On August 30, 2020 while rereading this post, I found Richard Rosenberg. He was on the bard of directors of the Buck Institute and Commander of the Naval Reserves. I will be contacting him. In this video we see a Liberty Ship that Richard may have served on. In this video he talks about being poor during the Depression and not being esteemed like the boy in the photo above. Richard head the Naval War College.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/naval-war-college-foundation-inc

The Foundation enriches and further enhances Naval War College programs as defense dollars diminish and the need for officers educated in international security affairs grows. The following are among the many important activities supported by the Foundation: Increasing public awareness of the Naval War College mission, capabilities and accomplishments. Providing financial support to many academic programs and activities at the College for which public funds are not available. These projects range from faculty research, curriculum development and endowed academic chairs to nationally recognized speakers for guest lectures, academic awards for student achievement, and historical document and artifact acquisition for the library and Naval War College Museum.

https://www.usni.org/people/richard-rosenberg

https://www.usni.org/about-us/mission-and-vision

https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Marinship_to_Marin_City:_How_a_Shipyard_Built_a_City

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marinship#:~:text=Marinship%20Corporation%20was%20a%20shipbuilding,tankers%2C%20before%20ending%20operations%201945.

https://www.marincf.org/

https://www.marincf.org/resources/racial-justice

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/case-studies/san-francisco-foundation-dilemma-buck-trust

The San Francisco Foundation: The Dilemma of The Buck Trust (A)

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Robert Augsburger, Victoria, Chang, William Meehan III

1998|Case No.SI106A

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When Beryl Buck, a Marin County, California widow, died on May 30, 1975 at the age of 75, she left $7.6 million “for exclusively nonprofit charitable, religious or educational purposes in providing care for the needy in Marin County, California, and for other nonprofit charitable, religious or educational purposes in that county.” For many years, Buck and her husband, a physician, had lived in Ross, a wealthy town in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

When Buck died, the money was mostly invested in Belridge Oil stock. The oil company was privately held and owned land that was rich in heavy crude oil reserves in Southern California. By the time the lengthy probate proceedings had ended, Belridge Oil had been sold to Shell Oil Company and the total amount in the Buck Trust skyrocketed from $7.6 million to $260 million.

Giving is personal.

Perhaps there’s a cause or an organization that’s special to you. Perhaps giving is a family tradition. Or maybe you want to start a family tradition. Whatever the reason, you want to partner with someone who understands you and your goals and can make your experience easy, effective and joyful.

Welcome to MCF.

We’re here to provide access to the people, resources and issue-area expertise to transform your philanthropic ambitions into reality.

Here are some of our recommendations for your consideration (with organizations led by a person of color noted by asterisk):


Racial Justice Organizations

Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Black Futures Lab works with Black people to transform communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally. It works to understand the dynamics impacting Black communities, build the capacity of communities to govern, and engage and include Black people in the decisions that impact their lives. blackfutureslab.org/ *

Note: Black Futures Lab is fiscally sponsored by Chinese Progressive Association.

Black Lives Matter is a global organization in the U.S., U.K., and Canada whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. blacklivesmatter.com/ *

Note: Black Lives Matter is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation.

BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national training, coaching and technical assistance program focused on strengthening Black social justice infrastructure by transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US to increase their alignment, impact and sustainability to win progressive change. boldorganizing.org/ *

Note: BOLD is fiscally sponsored by Highlander Center.

BVM (Black Voters Matter) Capacity Building Institute aims to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. BVM supports community-based organizations with funding, strategy, and technical assistance to help mobilize voters for elections at various levels and strive to obtain social justice throughout the year. bvmcapacitybuilding.org *

Californians for Justice is a statewide, youth-powered organization fighting for racial justice, with a special focus in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, and San Jose. It works to improve the lives of people of color, immigrants, those from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQ individuals, and those from other marginalized communities. It focuses its work on achieving relationship-centered schools, equitable school funding, and youth voice in democracy. caljustice.org/ *

Color of Change is a national online effort, driven by 1.7 million members, to move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. They use an innovative combination of technology, research, media savvy, and local community engagement to build powerful movements and change the industries that affect Black people’s lives—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Wall Street, Washington, prosecutor offices, capitol hills, and city halls around the country. colorofchange.org/ *

Equal Justice Society transforms the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Its strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. equaljusticesociety.org *

Movement for Black Lives creates a space for over 100 Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions; develop shared assessments of the political interventions that are necessary to achieve key policy, cultural, and political wins; and convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a movement-wide strategy. m4bl.org/ *

Note: Movement for Black Lives is fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. It strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development, and voting. It includes a Bay Area chapter. ncbcp.org/ *

Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes local voters to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting their lives. Their work focuses on three major goals—to build permanent political/electoral infrastructure, exercise and expand political influence, and align organizations and coordinate with other progressive forces. oaklandrising.org/

Note: Oakland Rising is fiscally sponsored by Movement Strategy Center.

Frank H. Buck’s Big Oil Spill

Posted onAugust 1, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

Who paid for the clean-up? Did Robert Buck hide the history of his ancestor? How many seabirds were shot dead in Marin County? Who paid for the shotgun shells?

Jon Presco

San Francisco Bay, 1937

Not much is known about the immediate environmental effects of San Francisco Bay’s worst oil spill. That’s mainly because it took place in the late 1930s, when we just weren’t paying much attention to ecological issues.

But what we do know about the incident is that the passenger ship President Coolidge rammed the oil tanker Frank H. Buck at Lands End just outside the Golden Gate Bridge on March 6, 1937, and that the Buck then spilled about 2.73 million gallons of crude oil into the water — either immediately, or after storms thwarted halting efforts to pump remaining oil out of the ruined ship’s cargo tanks.

According to witnesses of the day, more than 20,000 birds died of oil contamination in the days after the collision. Rehabilitation efforts were nonexistent, and members of the SPCA patrolled local beaches with shotguns to put ailing birds out of their misery.

Frank H. Buck, who is president of the Frank H. Buck Company, a prominent fruit growing and shipping concern of San Francisco, is descended from ancestors who have been outstanding figures in the history of California in the days gone past. He was born on a ranch near Vacaville, Solano county, California, September 23, 1887, and is a son of Frank H. and Annie E. (Stevenson) Buck.

The Buck family is of English origin. Leonard W. Buck, the grandfather of Frank H., was a first lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil war, and served as state senator from Solano county in 1891-93. Frank H. Buck, the father of the immediate subject of this biography, was his son, and was born June 8, 1859. He was the founder of the fruit growing and shipping business, in 1886, which is now under the management of his son. On the maternal side of Mr. Buck’s family, the Stevenson family is Scotch. Andrew M. Stevenson, his grandfather, was a lieutenant colonel in a Kentucky regiment during the Mexican war, and after the close of hostilities he settled in Vacaville, California, where he engaged in cattle raising. With his brother, George Bushrod Stevenson, he constructed the Vaca Valley & Clear Lake Railroad, which is now a part of the Southern Pacific railway system. He was state senator from Solano county about 1855. He was a first cousin of Adlai Stevenson, vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Annie E. (Stevenson) Buck, mother of Frank H. Buck, was born January 20, 1861.

With the class of 1903, Mr. Buck graduated from the high school in Vacaville, and then took up his advanced studies at the University of California, from which he received the Bachelor of Letters degree in 1908. He then entered upon the study of law at Harvard, and in 1911 this famed institution conferred upon him the Bachelor of Laws degree. He was admitted to the California state bar in November, 1911, and from 1912 to 1917 he maintained a law office in the city of San Francisco. He actually resided in this city during his first year in the practice, but since has made his home in Piedmont, although he retains his old legal residence in Vacaville. In 1916, he became manager in charge of the interests of the Buck estate, his father having passed away in that year. The latter started the business of this organization in 1886, and it was incorporated in 1902. The purpose of the concern is the growing and shipping of decidnous fruit. Frank H. Buck was elected president at his father’s death. In 1919, he became a director in the Associated Oil Company and was made a member of its executive committee in 1922. In 1916 he became a director in the Belridge Oil Company; in 1916 a director in the Booth Kelly Lumber Company; and in 1918 a director in the West Coast Oil Company. He is also interested in the Tidewater Associated Oil Company, and in various banking and kindred associations. He is president of the California Growers and Shippers Protective League, and is vice president of the American Fruit and Vegetable Shippers Association. He has attained an influential position among the growers and shippers of fruit in California, and he is known as a business man who follows a careful and intelligent course in any activity which he may undertake.

Mr. Buck was married first in 1911, and by this union became the father of four children, namely: Frank H., Jr., Margaret Anne, C. Brevoort, and Elias Z., now (1931) being nineteen, eighteen, sixteen, and fourteen years of age, respectively. All of the children reside with their father at 17 Sotelo avenue in Piedmont, Mr. Buck was married secondly in Alameda, California, to Eva Benson, a daughter of Martin Benson and born May 18, 1899. Her mother is deceased. Mrs. Buck has a fine interest in various affairs of public nature. She is a director of the Women’s Athletic Club of Oakland, California, and also a director of the Baby Hospital Association in the same city.

The democratic party has been Mr. Buck’s choice of political affiliation. He is a member of the executive committee of the state central committee, and was a delegate to the 1928 democratic convention. He was a write in candidate for congressman from the third district in 1930, with democratic endorsement, as there were no party nominees at this election. He worships in the Presbyterian Church. He belongs to the Theta Delta Chi collegiate fraternity, and from 1919 to 1923 he was president of the grand lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His name is also on the membership rolls of the Sutter Club of Sacramento; the Bohemian, Pacific Union, and Commonwealth Clubs of San Francisco; the Claremont Country and Athens Athletic Clubs of Oakland; and the Mount Diablo Country Club, He has given generously of his time and means to many enterprises of public nature in the bay district, and throughout his career has followed a thoroughly public spirited course of action. When the United States was engaged in war with Germany, he gave notable service locally. He was a member of the San Francisco legal advisory board; of the Vacaville council of defense; and of the prune advisory board under the food administration.

From:
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931

Big Buck Think Tank

Posted onAugust 18, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

Why all this BRAIN POWER? What good is it? This BUCK BUNCH didn’t keep Von Trump out of the White House, and, never considered doing so, because………….? Are they Republicans? What an exotic group of peacocks, who are all about preseriving the Republican Clique, the old Money Guard. They have been gathered together on Peacock Island where the strut about showing off their BIG BRAINS. What are they good for? Their Grand Peacock In Chief has laid a rotten egg about bloody bullets, and Pershing. Of course they pretend not to notice, lest someone ask for their opinion. They go into a Huddle of Smartness, instead.

“Are we ready for our first test? People are beginning to think our Longevity Program is a fraud, even a CIA front.”

“Come on Barry. No one’s THINKING that. No one knows we exist. It’s your GUILTY CONCIENCE acting up again. Here! Open up and take our new Freedom Pill.”

Here is the Senior Vice President at the Buck Institute for Aging Research yammering on about some problem in North Africa that needs our immediate attention – NOT! Don’t we have enough MANPOWER on this, and – MONEY? Most folks with brains are concluding all THEIR PROBLEMS arise from sectarian bickering that has been going on for thousands of years. In other words, this is Bible, Torah, and Koran crap!

As you know I am one of the few people trying to preserve the Legacy of the Peaceful and Creative Hippie and Bohemian Culture, that is at loggerheads with religious nuts carrying guns and shooting their mouths off. In my musical there will be ‘The Fan Dance of The Giant Eggheads’. Here is a good spread, the opening of Raja Kamal’s fantastic fan!

Don’t you love this name………..Richard “Dick” Bodman. Biggus Dickus? This is why they hate hippies – on acid! Beryl Buck was not THINKING GLOBAL AFFAIRS when she left her wealth to ‘The Poor and Stupid of Marin’. All these BBs cant grasp this problem. Perhaps they should elect a poor and stupid Marinite to the board, just to study him, or her, and, stay focused on THE BIG PROBLEM – that Jesus handled – with ease!

I am the guy who hopped the fence at the Buck Institute, and have been brought before Emperor Buckus Dickus. Robert ‘BIG BUCKS’ Buck.

P.S. Robert Brevoort Buck may not be stable. If Von Trump see this name “MILLION AIR” there’s going to be a boastful war of words. BILLION AIR.COM is taken. POOR AIR.COM is available.

Jon Presco

Robert B. Buck 72 yrs

Robert Buck, from Carmel CA

Carmel, CA | Monterey, CA | Palo Alto, CA

  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Heisinger Buck & Morris
  • Immediate Past Chair – Buck Institute For Age Rese
  • Del Monte Aviation …

Robert B Buck is 72 years old. Robert lives in Carmel, CA, but has also spent time in Monterey, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Pebble Beach, CA and Fort Collins, CO. Robert has worked for Marin Community Foundation, Heisinger Buck & Morris, Del Monte Aviation, Green Acres Family Holdings and Speedy. Alexander R

Raja Kamal is the Senior Vice President at the Buck Institute for Aging Research. Previously, Dr. Kamal was the Senior Associate Dean at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Prior to that position, Dr. Kamal was Director of New Initiatives and International Development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. During his sixteen years at Harvard, Dr. Kamal successfully internationalized the activities of the Kennedy School and negotiated dozens of programs with governments and leading private sector organizations in the United States and around the world.

An economist by training, Dr. Kamal was an adjunct professor of economics and international business at Boston University and previously at Wheelock College. He holds advanced graduate degrees in economics, mass communication, and administrative sciences and is a frequent contributor to newspapers in the United States and abroad. He contributed editorials on global affairs to the Chicago TribuneChicago Sun TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Washington PostUSA TodayThe Providence JournalThe ScotsmanThe Union LeaderTimes of JapanMiddle East TimesThe Daily Star, and San Diego Union Tribune among many others. His work has also been published in Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Russian, and Spanish newspapers.

Buck’s Hidden State Department

Posted onAugust 17, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

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DynCorp mercenaries to replace Blackwater in Yemen

(Press TV, 7 March 2016) ~ The first batch of mercenaries from the private US military firm DynCorp has arrived in the Yemeni city of Aden to replace paid militants from another American company.

Under a USD-3-billion contract between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and DynCorp, mercenaries from the company are to be deployed to Yemen, where UAE forces are fighting against the Yemeni army and Popular Committees on Saudi orders, Khabar News Agency quoted an official with Yemeni Defense Ministry as saying.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the first group of the mercenaries recently arrived in the port city of Aden to replace those of Blackwater, a notorious American group now renamed Academi.

The Buck Foundation has been invaded by foriegners that are now in ‘The Story of Rosamond’. We are intertwined. Just follow the rouge thread into the Labyrinth. It looks like the Buck Institute is a secret embassy for foreign affairs. I am reminded of the CIA-Contra slush fund. Anyone who comes in contact with the Buck Bunch, is going to be overwhelmed. There is a cache of Insider Information disguised as charity. The Buck Bunch are running roughshod over the Poor – who have no power! Beryl Buck wanted to empower the poor, make sure they have enough to eat, and a place to dwell, so they will not sell themselves, and their children, to the very rich!

Jon Presco

Two men added to the institute’s board of trustees in particular raised concerns: Fouad Makhzoumi, a Lebanese native and CEO of Future Group, who joined the board in 2014; and Rubar Sandi, chairman of the Sandi Group, who joined the board in 2015. Sandi is an Iraqi from a wealthy Kurdish family who immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s.

The Sandi Group’s work with Texas-based DynCorp has been investigated by the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, according to David Phinney, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance reporter whose work includes a series on contractors and private military companies working in Iraq.

Phinney said the Sandi Group teamed with DynCorp on a massive multi-year U.S. State Department contract to train more than 100,000 Iraqi police officers, as well as dozens of other projects.

CNN reported in 2007 that the “State Department had been unable to account for most of $1.2 billion in funding that it gave to DynCorp International to train Iraqi police.”

Buck senior vice president Raja Kamal — implemented a strategy of aggressively seeking international donors, many of them from the Middle East. Kamal, who was hired in December 2010, also resigned in June 2016.

Buck insiders said the faculty balked when Kennedy floated the idea of naming a school of geroscience at the institute after King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in hopes of securing a $5 million donation. That idea was eventually abandoned.

Insiders also said that Sandi and Jostein Eikeland, a Norwegian-born entrepreneur, each pledged $5 million to the institute, but Sandi reneged on his pledge and Eikeland ultimately limited his contribution to $1 million.

In 1984, Makhzoumi co-founded Future Pipe Industries, and was CEO from 1986 to 2003, when his son, Rami Makhzoumi, took over as CEO, with Makhzoumi as chairman until 2011, when he resumed the CEO role.[3]

In the 1980s, Makhzoumi recruited the “disgraced Conservative politician” Jonathan Aitken as a board director of one of his companies, Aitken failed to declare this, and as the government minister in charge of arms sales, promoted a military equipment deal involving Makhzoumi in the 1990s, all of which played a part in Aitken’s being jailed for libel in 1999.[4]

In 2017, it was reported by The Guardian that François Fillon, the French presidential candidate had allegedly been paid $50,000 to arrange a meeting between Makhzoumi, the Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Patrick Pouyane, the chief executive of the French energy multinational Total.[1]

http://www.thebuck.org/buck-news/makhzoumi-award

About the Buck Advisory Council (BAC)
The BAC comprises a diverse group of individuals from the United States and around the world. Members include leaders in government, business, finance, pharmaceuticals, law and other fields of endeavors. Many have served as advisors to governments, public commissions and nonprofit commissions. These leaders provide advice on strategic priorities, serve as ambassadors to raise the visibility of Institute achievements, and set the pace for philanthropy at the Institute. The BAC meets twice each year:  in the San Francisco Bay Area each spring and in a foreign destination each fall. At these meetings, members participate in panel discussions with faculty and other experts and develop ideas to promote the Buck Institute globally as a leader in research on aging and age-related disease.

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