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Freemasons Celebrate Their British Royal Masters


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Empires Need Fraternal Orders of Managerial Bros

Fraternities and sororities from high level universities craft managerial minds designed to shepherd the vast human, wage slave resources of the Holy Roaming Global Enterprise™ we all call home. Babylon obsessed fraternally initiated bros and Isis sisters from somewhat (not so) secret societies have long run the show from the top of the proverbial pyramid. Religious monastic orders evolve into freemason guilds that become university based fraternal greek lettered, alphabet college houses; and that becomes the modern Wall Street business world of commerce most of us take for granted. Golf buddy presidents, prime minsters, high level actors, news casters and game show hosts, senators, banking barons and corporate board members and the rest tend to come from this caste of global society. Cultural and national identities are the products of civilization and the tools of mental tyranny. Political theater and world actors on global stages are not just quaint expressions from yesteryear. These cliches are more true than most know. The truth about the commercial world we inhabit is that the paperwork trail of constitutions, treaties and the rest reveal that the Royals still run the (not so proverbial) show.

Deep End 008 The Trivium and Empire w/ Kevin Cole and Brett Veinotte  source: Tragedy and Hope


An Artful & Kingly Round Table Founding Freemason Rhodes, Sun Cultist Scholar, Type of Guy

Cecil John Rhodes

"While attending Oriel College, Rhodes became a Freemason in the Apollo University Lodge. Although initially he did not approve of the organisation, he continued to be a Freemason until his death in 1902. The shortcomings of the Freemasons, in his opinion, later caused him to envisage his own secret society with the goal of bringing the entire world under British rule. According to Carroll Quigley, he set up the Round Table movement to this end."

source: Cecil Rhodes - Wikipedia

Rhodes Scholarship - Wikipedia

List of Rhodes Scholars

The Political Graveyard: Politicians who were Rhodes Scholars


The Lodge of The Sun

"The Apollo University Lodge No 357 is a Masonic Lodge based in Oxford University aimed at past and present members of the university.[1] It was consecrated in 1819, and its members have met continuously since then."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_University_Lodge


Middle Eastern Managers of British Royal Enterprise

An example of empire management: Freemasonic Iran

"As cabinet minister, president of the Senate, president of the Pahlavi Foundation, president of the Iran Chamber of Industries and Mines and twice prime minister during the reign of Mohammad-Reza Shah, Jafar Sharif-Emami was a key player in major events and decisions of the time. For some years, he was also the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Iran, giving him additional informal influence among Iran's political elite. Sharif-Emami was born in Tehran on September 8, 1910. His father, Haj Mohammad-Hossein, with the title of Nezam al-Eslam, was a cleric who worked in the offices of Seyyed Mohammad Emami, the Imam Jomeh of Tehran. Sharif-Emami received his primary education at the Sharaf School in Tehran. He then pursued his high school education in the technical field, attending Tehran's German School. 
Upon graduation from high school, the Ministry of Roads sent him with thirty other young men to Germany. There, Sharif-Emami studied for eighteen months and returned to Iran in 1930, where he was employed as an assistant foreman in the installation department of the State Railroad Organization in Khuzestan."

Iran & England: A Shared History

"In the year 1553, King Edward VI of England hired the wealthy merchant and explorer, Sebastian Cabot to develop a semi-profitable trading company. He was given two ships that sailed towards the port city of Arkhangelsk. The captain of one of those ships was Cpt. Richard Chancellor, who successfully reached the northern city. From there, Sebastian Cabot and his envoy traveled towards the Russian city of Moscow with a business proposition for the Grand Duke Ivan IV the Terrible. When it was accepted, the Moscow Trading Company came into existence.

South of the Moscow Trading Company Headquarters was the wealthy realm of the Safavid Empire. The company started sending envoys during the reign of Shah Tahmasp Iduring the first years in business. Anthony Jenkinson was one of the first leaders of these envoys. In total, there were six visits and the last one was in June 1579 during the reign of Shah Mohammad Khodabandeh led by Arthur Edwards. But at the time the company's envoys reached the royal court in Qazvin, the Shah was busy protecting his borders from his Osmani arch rivals (Ottoman) their attacks. In order to attain the wealth of the country, the company penetrated successfully into the bazaars and dispatched more envoys.

In 1597, as Abbas I of Safavid sought to establish an alliance against his arch rival, the Ottomans, he received Robert Shirley, Anthony Shirley, and a group of 26 English envoys in Qazvin. The English delegation, also well aware of the Ottoman threat, were more than glad to have Persia as an ally against the Ottoman threat. Shah Abbas warmly received the delegation and took them as his guests with him to Isfahan, his new capital.

Soon, the Shirley brothers were appointed by the Shah to organize and modernize the royal cavalry and train the army (most notably the elite "Ghulam" slave soldiers, consisting of en masse deported and imported Circassians, Georgians, and Armenians and other Caucasians by the Shahs). The effects of these modernizations proved to be highly successful, as from then on the Safavids proved to be an equal force against their arch rival, immediately crushing them in the first war to come (Ottoman-Safavid War (1603-1618)) and all other Safavid wars to come. Many more events followed, including the debut of the British East India Company into Persia, and the establishment of trade routes for silk though Jask in the Strait of Hormuz in 1616. It was from here where the likes of Sir John Malcolm later gained influence into the Qajarid throne."

sources: Memoirs of Sharif-Emami, Prime Minister [Persian Language] [0 ...

Iran–United Kingdom relations - Wikipedia

Freemasonry in Islamic Countries - Pietre-Stones

Syrian History - The Grand Masonic Lodge of Syria in 1936

The Middle East and the British Empire

Iraq: A Few Freemasonic Lodges

"A few Masonic Lodges were operative in Iraq mainly in Baghdad and Basra under the constitution of the Grand Lodge of England."

"In Basra, a port town in southern Iraq, there were two Lodges: Basra # 5105 was working in English whilst Fayha Lodge was working in Arabic. In both Lodges one could find Brethren from all dominations though the majority were Jews. Muslims, Christians, Britons and Indians, merchants as well as local high ranked civil servants were among the Brethren. The District Superintendent, (Grand Master) was Prince Abdul Ilahh(Acting King since King Feissal 2nd. was still a minor) Among the Brethren in the Basra Lodge was a well known Jewish figure and millionaire the late Shafik Adas. He was the importer of agricultural equipments and Ford dealer in Basra. During the Independence War in Israel he was falsely accused for collaborating and selling army equipment to the new IDF and was hanged in October 1948 in a lot opposite his house and was fined 5 million Dinars (Sterlings). The regular Tyler in the 2 Lodges was the late Salem (Shlomo) Katan the Grand Father of Judge Yoav Biron (Katan) Past Master of Neguhat Hamidbar # 57 in Beer Sheva. The late Adv. Abraham Batsri the father of Adv. Menashe Batsri Past Master of Reuven Lodge # 1 in Haifa was a regular member of Fayha Lodge. My father, the late Yaakov Kivity (Koweity), a pharmacist in Basra, was initiated to the Craft back in the 30th in Basra Lodge and held number of offices. After emigrating to Israel in 1950 he united with few other New immigrant Brethren to form Samson Lodge # 56 in Ashkelon. In the Military Coup in July 1958 and the abolishment of the Monarchy in Iraq it was ordered that all Masonic activities should be stopped and Brethren that did not or could not escape Iraq were sentenced to death by the regime of Abdul Karim Kassam."

source: A few Masonic Lodges were operative in Iraq mainly in Baghdad and ...


The British Build Israel

"The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland."

source: Balfour Declaration - Wikipedia


King James VI: The King of The Bible & The King of All Masons

"King of Scotland (1567-1625), and the first Stuart King of England (1603-25), English historians have tended to portray him as a coward and a fussy and foolish pedant: 'The wisest fool in Christendom'. In fact he was reasonably successful in his main goals, increasing national prosperity, maintaining peace with Europe and settling the church. Today, he is remembered for commissioning the so-called King James' Bible, or Authorized Version.On the west wall of the lodge hall used by Lodge Scoon and Perth No. 3 in Perth, Scotland can be found a mural depicting James VI kneeling at their altar at his initiation. The oldest existing record of the Lodge, called "The Mutual Agreement" of 24 December, 1658, records that James was "entered Freemason and Fellowcraft of the Lodge of Scoon" on 15 April, 1601. James also appointed William Schaw as Master of the Work and Warden General in 1583, with the commission of re-organising the masonic craft. In 1598, Schaw issued the first of his statutes, setting out the duties of masons to their lodge and to the public, imposing penalties for unsatisfactory work and inadequate safety practices. Schaw drew up a second statute in 1599 wherein the first veiled reference to the existence of esoteric knowledge within the craft of stone masonry can be found. Initiated: April 15, 1601 Lodge Scoon and Perth No. 3, Perth, Scotland"

source: James VI of Scotland - Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon


The Apocalypse of The Divine Right of Royal Law

The Royal Family Are From Germany & Might Just Be of Biblical Kingly, Jewish Descent

"The name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in 1917 because of anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. During the reign of the Windsors, major changes took place in British society."

"James, in his Epistle “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad” in chapter 2:8 declares: “If ye fulfil the royal law according to scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.” I have here a small book entitled The Royal Law by L. L. Blake, published in 2000 (by Shepheard-Walwyn, ISBN 0-856383-191-3, price £12.95). It is not our book but its contents cover Government, Monarchy, Sovereignty and Coronation. In an Appendix the rear of the book there is set out “The Form and Order of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation,” which took place on 2nd June, 1953. It follows exactly the biblical pattern for the crowning of the Lord’s Anointed as monarch in Israel. After taking the Oath and before the Communion Service and the Anointing, the Queen was presented with the Holy Bible by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland.

The Archbishop said these words: OUR GRACIOUS QUEEN: to keep your majesty ever mindful of the Law and the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian Princes, we present you with this Book, the most valuable thing this world affords.The Moderator of the Church of Scotland then continued: Here is Wisdom; This is the royal Law; These are the lively Oracles of God.”

Are these meaningless words in the modern (secular) world? Is there a Government of God? This is the greatest issue that needs to be resolved in the mind of the civilized world. These words and this Coronation Service of a monarch upon a rough hewn block of sandstone happens nowhere else in the world and it takes place, constitutionally, at the centre of a great company of nations. God said to Jacob; “This stone shall be God’s house”(Genesis 28:22).

Today the stone is in Edinburgh Castle. It was taken from Westminster Abbey eleven years ago on 14th November, 1996 (interestingly, the 48th birthday of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne). This Stone of Destiny represents the constitutional centre of God’s Kingdom upon Earth. It looks just like “the stone that the builders rejected” of Matthew21:42 which has “become the head of the corner,” or the chief cornerstone – and that is what it represents. It is a symbol and in one sense it does not matter that it has been given back to Scotland to be returned for the next coronation. However, in another very real sense it is a symbol of the covenant system of government between the monarch, the people and their constitutional Parliament, known as ‘the Queen-in-Parliament under God.’

Why are there two iron rings on “Jacob’s Stone” that are well worn, but that never rust? The rings are about the thickness of the human finger – except where they are looped together with the rings imbedded in the stone. Here they have been worn down to paper thinness. If this stone was just a cover for a pit then the wearing away would not have taken place. The only way the rings could have worn is during the 40 years that Israel carried the stone in the Wilderness. The Apostle Paul tells us in I Corinthians 10:1-4: “Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the red Sea… And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” In the Greek the word for “Christ” is “the anointed.” Jacob anointed this rock, this stone, at Bethel when the wonderful prophecy that the stone would be “God’s House” was uttered.

In I Chronicles 29:23 we read that “Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.” Thus the literal Davidic throne was declared to be the Throne of the LORD. This throne was to be an enduring and everlasting throne never wanting a successor to occupy the constitutional centre of God’s Kingdom rule until Jesus Christ should return (I Kings 2:4; 8:25, this included the Hebrew Law of Inheritance through the female). Christians, by tradition, have no trouble in remembering this at Christmas, when they repeat the words of Luke 1: 31-33 where the angel Gabriel says to Mary that the Lord God will give unto the Son of the Highest “the throne of his father David.” Could anything be more apparent, more clear, that this throne will have to exist on Earth for the Coming King of kings to take up?"

"The European Union and the Throne of David

Since 1972 the United Kingdom has been in state of constitutional illegality in respect of the European Union. The position can be likened to a shadow of eclipse that has passed over the sun blocking out the light that once illuminated the Earth. A number of great statutes of the Realm remain on the Statute Book without repeal and are in increasing conflict with the European Union which has been seeking a constitution in a federalizing sense. No two statutes should be in conflict on our Statute Book. That is not the position today. In Psalm89: 34-37 the Throne of David is confirmed as symbolized as being like the sun and moon, whereas in Matthew 24: 29 we are told that just before the coming of the Son of man, when His light shall suddenly strike the Earth like lightning, the sun and the moon will not be giving forth their light.

The picture is one where the stars are falling from heaven and the very powers of heaven are being shaken. I want to suggest to you that essentially this is a symbol of what is happening to the Kingdom of God upon Earth. It may be that great cosmic things are happening in space, but as in heaven so on Earth we are seeing the Throne of the Lord being challenged by a system of government that has its origins in the Will of Man rather than the Will of God. A system that emanates from ancient Babylon, via Rome, to the atheistic French Revolution.

What we are waiting for in prophetic terms is Jonah, a type of Israel, being regurgitated or forced out, from the belly of the whale, a symbol of Babylon. The European Union is a stepping stone towards a pagan system of World Government which is now tied into monetary union coming before political and constitutional union among the 27 member states. This has never been tried before in history and prophetically it is doomed to fail in the final demise of the Babylonish system, as revealed in Revelation chapter 18.

What we do not know at this point is whether Britain will emerge from the EU before the system falls or after the crash. What we do know is that the sun, moon and stars are called to witness that the throne will endure whatever the political pressures and the revolutionary and conspiratorial schemes do to undermine the Throne of the LORD upon Earth. The prophet Jeremiah confirmed the words of Nathan where we read in Jeremiah 33:19-21: “Thus saith the LORD: if you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, that there should not be day and night in their season: Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites, the priests, my ministers.” "

"Is the British Throne of German Origin?

Finally, quite often it is said in Britain that the British Throne is descended from Germany because George I of England spoke German. Republicans like to say the royal family is German in advocating the abolition of the monarchy. However the British Royal Line came to Germany and returned to Britain as follows: George I of England, although speaking German, was the son of Princess Sophia, who was the granddaughter of James I of England (VI of Scotland). Princess Sophia’s husband was the Elector of Hanover, who in turn was the 14th in direct male succession from the Empress Maud, daughter of Henry II of England.

In this way – the Royal Line of David remained intact, from King David in Palestine, via Ireland, Scotland and England to Queen Elizabeth II today. The world’s Greatest Throne – as opposed to the counterfeit throne in the Vatican at Rome – which God promised in His unconditional Covenant with David. God’s promises are sure and certain."

sources: House of Windsor - Wikipedia


Davidic line - Wikipedia

Queen Victoria Heir to King David's Royal Throne - Truth in History

The Queen's Royal Descent from King David of Judah



Sun Cult Obsessed Masons Love Elevating People Dressed Up As The Sun Into Gods

Language. theater, music, architecture, religion, politics and the rest of the arts, define the bounds of imagination for most of humanity.

Those who control the mass media forms control the thoughts of most minds exposed to that technological spell-binding magic.

"The Freemasons Tercentenary Celebration"

"The gala event will be the culmination of the many varied events taking place throughout the Provinces and Districts during that year. The Royal Albert Hall will accommodate up to 5,000 masons and their partners, with 2,500 invited to attend a dinner afterwards at Battersea Park. This gala event marked 300 years since four lodges met at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern in St Paul’s Churchyard on St John’s Day, 24th June 1717, to form the Premier Grand Lodge. The spectacle was also streamed live to audiences from around the world, including UGLE’s headquarters at Freemasons’ Hall. With Grand Lodge having been opened and called off in a convenient room, the procession of Grand Officers entered the Hall, before the Grand Master, MW Bro HRH The Duke of Kent, took his place in the Queens’s Box. He was accompanied by the Pro Grand Master MW Bro Peter Lowndes, Deputy Grand Master RW Bro Jonathan Spence and Assistant Grand Master RW Bro Sir David Wootton. He was also joined by a number of special guests, which included RW Bro HRH Prince Michael of Kent, VW Bro HM King Tutu II of Ashanti and RW Bro HE John Kufuor, Senior Grand Warden. The audience was wowed by a theatrical extravaganza showcasing the history and heritage of Freemasonry and featuring a cast of renowned actors including Sir Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond and Sanjeev Bhaskar. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra provided the musical accompaniment against the backdrop of a colossal 55ft gold Square and Compasses and dramatic light show incorporating the ‘All Seeing Eye’. After the performance, the Grand Master was processed on to the stage and all the Rulers were seated in their normal thrones. The Deputy Grand Master then read a letter of loyal greetings sent to Her Majesty The Queen and the reply received sending ‘warm good wishes to you all for a most successful event’. The Grand Master, as Permanent Master of the three Time Immemorial Lodges (Lodge of Antiquity No.2, Royal Somerset House and Inverness Lodge No.IV, and Lodge of Fortitude and Old Cumberland No.12), then called upon his three Deputy Masters and was presented with the Volume of the Sacred Law, the Square and Compasses and the Wren Maul. Other highlights included the return of the Soane Ark – the Ark of the Masonic Covenant – as the Deputy Grand Master announced that following 30 years in the making, a replica had been made to the original design. This was brought onstage where it was dedicated by the Grand Master. The finale was the most rousing singing of the National Anthem, before the procession of Grand Officers retired from the Hall. Following the meeting, Grand Lodge was called back on in a convenient room, and this Especial Meeting to celebrate UGLE's Tercentenary was closed. With places limited, it is currently planned for the whole event to be streamed online. Freemasonry Squared: Everything there is to know about Freemasonry! We add new videos weekly! Stay Connected to Freemasonry Squared: http://www.freemasonrysquared.org"

source: Freemasonry Squared

“THE LONDON EVENT CELEBRATING 300 YEARS OF THE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND WILL BE HELD AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN SOUTH KENSINGTON ON 31ST OF OCTOBER 2017. The gala event will be the culmination of the many varied events taking place throughout the Provinces and Districts during that year.”


God Save The Divine Right of Kings & Glorious Global Saturnian Governmental Banking Rings

"A detailed account of a coronation in ancient Judah is found in II Kings 11:12 and II Chronicles 23:11, in which the seven-year-old Jehoash is crowned in a coup against the usurper Athaliah. This ceremony took place in the doorway of the Temple in Jerusalem. The king was led to "his pillar", "as the manner was", where a crown was placed upon his head, and "the testimony" given to him, followed by anointing at the hands of the high priest and his sons. Afterwards, the people "clapped their hands" and shouted "God save the King" as trumpets blew, music played, and singers offered hymns of praise."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_of_Judah

History of the Church of the New Jerusalem in the City of Washington


A Holy Relic: The George Washington Presidential King James Masonic Bible

"As one of the oldest Lodges in the United States of America, it is only fitting that our Altar Bible is an irreplaceable part of the fabric of American history.

On March 8th 1770, St. John's Lodge suffered a catastrophic fire at its old Lodge room at Scotch Street. In addition to losing its earliest records and Lodge furnishings, the original Lodge Bible was destroyed in the conflagration.

On November 28th, 1770, the Master of the St. John's, W:. Jonathan Hampton, presented a replacement Bible to the Lodge. At the time, printed Bibles were an expensive rarity and the Lodge was fortunate indeed to benefit from W:. Hampton's generosity. Scarcely could the Brethren of the time have predicted that within a few short years the Colonies were to sever their ties with their mother country and the Bible was to become the very cornerstone of a new nation founded upon the Masonic principles of liberty and equality.

The Bible was printed by Mark Baskett, printer ny Royal Appointment to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, London 1767. The deep gold lettering, distinctly clear on both covers, displays this inscription:

"God shall establish; St. John's Lodge constituted 5757; Burnt down 8th March, 5770; Rebuilt and opened November 28th, 5770. Officers then presiding: Jonathan Hampton, Master: William Butler, Senior Warden: Isaac Heron, Junior Warden."

The Bible is the King James Version, complete with the Apocrypha and elaborately supplemented with the historical, astronomical and legal data of that period. It contains numerous artistic steel engravings portraying Biblical narratives from designs and paintings by old masters and engraved by the celebrated English artist, John Stuart.

After the conclusion of the War of Independence, New York City became the first Constitutional capital of the United States, and it was there on April 30th, 1789 that Brother George Washington was to be sworn in as the first President of the United States.

On a platform erected for the purpose, in front of the then City Hall, were gathered the Congress of the United States, with George Wash­ington and Chancellor Livingston, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. In front of them was an immense concourse of citizens. It was indeed a great holiday occasion; the Revolutionary War was over and peace reigned throughout the country.

Everything was ready for the administration of the oath of office to the President of the new government, when it was discovered that a Holy Bible had not been provided on which the President-Elect could swear allegiance to the Constitution. Jacob Morton, who was Marshal of the parade, and at that time Master of St. John's Lodge, was standing close by. Seeing the dilemma they were in, he remarked that he could get the altar Bible of St. John's Lodge, which met at the Old Coffee House on the corner of Water and Wall Streets. Chancellor Livingston begged him to do so. The Bible was brought, and the ceremony proceeded. The stately Washington took his oath with his right hand resting on the Bible which had been opened to Genesis XLIX and L. His head bowed in a reverential manner, he added in a clear and distinct voice, "I swear, so help me God!" then bowing over this magnificent Bible, he reverently kissed it, whereupon Chancellor Livingston exclaimed in a ringing voice, "Long live George Wash­ington, President of the United States!"

To preserve the memory of this auspicious event, a page was inserted in the Bible with the following inscription:

"On this sacred volume, on the 30th day of April, A. L. 5789, in the City of New York, was administered to George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, the oath to support the Constitution of the United States. This important ceremony was performed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, the Honorable Robert R. Livingston, Chancellor of the State.

Fame stretched her wings and with her trumpet blew.
Great Washington is near. What praise is due?
What title shall he have? She paused, and said
‘Not one - his name alone strikes every title dead."

The Bible has since been used at four other inaugurations: President Harding in 1921; President Eisenhower in 1953; President Jimmy Carter in 1977 and President George Bush Sr. in 1989. It was also to have been used for the inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001, but rain prevented its use. It has also been present at numerous public and Masonic occasions, including Washington's funeral procession in New York, December 31st, 1799; the introduction of Croton water into New York City, October 14th, 1840; the dedication of the Masonic Temple in Boston, June 24th, 1867, and of that in Philadelphia on May 24th, 1869; the dedication of the Washington monument in Washington, February 21st, 1885 and its rededication in 1998; and the laying of the cornerstone of the Masonic Home at Utica on May 21st, 1891.

It was also used at the opening of the present Masonic Hall in New York on September 18, 1909, when St. John's Lodge held the first meeting, and conferred the first Third Degree, in the newly completed Temple. More recently it featured at the World Fair in New York, has been displayed at the CIA Offices outside Washington D.C., and at the Famous Fathers & Sons exhibition at the George Bush Memorial Library outside Dallas, Texas in 2001.

The Bible is still in active use by the Lodge. When not being used by St. John’s Lodge or on tour, it is on display at Federal Hall, Wall Street, New York."

source: George Washington Inaugural Bible | St. John's Lodge No. 1 A.Y.M.


The City of New YORK was and still really is a British Banking Type of Place

"New York City was the first capital of the United States once the Constitution was ratified. George Washington took the oath of office to become the first President of the United States from the balcony of the old City Hall."

source: About the USA > U.S. Government > The Nation's Capital


You Say You Want A Revolution?

"The American Enlightenment was a period of intellectual ferment in the thirteen American colonies in the period 1714–1818, which led to the American Revolution, and the creation of the American Republic. The American Enlightenment was influenced by the 18th-century European Enlightenment and its own native American philosophy. It applied scientific reasoning to politics, science, and religion. It promoted religious tolerance. And, it restored literature, arts, and music as important disciplines worthy of study in colleges. "New-model" American style colleges were founded such as King's College New York (now Columbia University), and the College of Philadelphia (now Penn). Yale College and the College of William & Mary were reformed. A non-denominational moral philosophy replaced theology in many college curricula. Even Puritan colleges such as the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and Harvard University reformed their curricula to include natural philosophy (science), modern astronomy, and mathematics."

source: American Enlightenment - Wikipedia


Who Controls Knowledge?

"Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.

Controversy preceded the founding of the College, with various groups competing to determine its location and religious affiliation. Advocates of New York City met with success on the first point, while the Anglicans prevailed on the latter. However, all constituencies agreed to commit themselves to principles of religious liberty in establishing the policies of the College."

"The American Revolution brought the growth of the college to a halt, forcing a suspension of instruction in 1776 that lasted for eight years. However, the institution continued to exert a significant influence on American life through the people associated with it. Among the earliest students and trustees of King's College were John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States; Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury; Gouverneur Morris, the author of the final draft of the U.S. Constitution; and Robert R. Livingston, a member of the five-man committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence."

source: History | Columbia University in the City of New York


A British Columbia

"Especially in the 19th century, Columbia would be visualized as a goddess-like female national personification of the United States and of Liberty itself, comparable to the British Britannia, the Italian Italia Turrita, and the French Marianne, often seen in political cartoons of the 19th-early 20th century"

source: Columbia (name) - Wikipedia

Britannia - Wikipedia


King's College Loyal To The Royalty

"Myles Cooper (1735 – May 1, 1785) was a figure in colonial New York. An Anglican priest, he served as the President of King's College (predecessor of today's Columbia University) from 1763 to 1775, and was a public opponent of the American Revolution."

"Though he was in the thrall of King's College's governors during much of his tenure, Cooper had novel plans for the fledgling institution. He proposed that the Colonial Colleges be merged into an "American University", the structure of which would be similar to Oxford or Cambridge. Under this scheme, the constituent colleges, including Harvard, Yale, and the College of New Jersey (later Princeton), would remain quasi-independent but would be controlled by King's, which would be elevated to university status and sanctioned as the only degree-granting institution in the colonies. Although Cooper obtained the support of the King's College Governors for the plan and left for England with a delegation to persuade King George III of its virtues and ask for his sanction in the form of a royal charter, neither Parliament nor the governing bodies of the other colleges ever took Cooper's plan seriously."

"Cooper, who was a conservative with Tory sympathies, did not take warmly to the growing revolutionary spirit in the colonies. He authored, with several other Anglican clergy in New York, political tracts arguing that all forms of resistance to the Crown constituted treason. His pamphlet A Friendly Address to all Reasonable Americans on our Political Confusions; in which the Necessary Consequences of violently opposing the King's Troops, and of a General Non-importation, are fairly stated was later answered in best-selling tracts by Alexander Hamilton and Charles Lee.

For his Loyalism, Cooper, along with other prominent New York Tories, were issued death threats admonishing them "to flee for your lives, or anticipate your doom". Of Cooper, in particular, this party evidenced a desire of "seizing him in his bed, shaving his head, cutting off his ears, slitting his nose, stripping him naked, and setting him adrift". In May 1775 Cooper was confronted by an angry mob from which he managed to escape by boarding a British naval ship anchored in New York harbor. Rumors persist that this was due to the assistance of Alexander Hamilton, though these have been shown to lack the weight of substantive evidence. Cooper fled to England that same month, where he engaged in numerous professions. His only subsequent association to America was his claim that he was owed pay for his tenure as college president, as well as a poem he composed about his flight. Cooper died in Edinburgh, Scotland."

source: Myles Cooper - Wikipedia


Connecticut College Bros In Unity: Skulls & Bones, An Exercise in Masonic Secrecy

Skull and Bones

"Skull and Bones was founded in 1832 after a dispute among Yale debating societies Linonia, Brothers in Unity, and the Calliopean Society over that season's Phi Beta Kappa awards. William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft co-founded "the Order of the Scull [sic] and Bones".

The society's assets are managed by the society's alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, incorporated in 1856 and named after the Bones co-founder.  The association was founded by Russell and Daniel Coit Gilman, a Skull and Bones member.

The first extended description of Skull and Bones, published in 1871 by Lyman Bagg in his book Four Years at Yale, noted that "the mystery now attending its existence forms the one great enigma which college gossip never tires of discussing." Brooks Mather Kelley attributed the interest in Yale senior societies to the fact that underclassmen members of then freshman, sophomore, and junior class societies returned to campus the following years and could share information about society rituals, while graduating seniors were, with their knowledge of such, at least a step removed from campus life. 

Skull and Bones selects new members among students every spring as part of Yale University's "Tap Day", and has done so since 1879. Since the society's inclusion of women in the early 1990s, Skull and Bones selects fifteen men and women of the junior class to join the society. Skull and Bones "taps" those that it views as campus leaders and other notable figures for its membership."

Brothers in Unity

"The Society of Brothers in Unity at Yale College was founded by 21 members of the Yale classes of 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771. The founders included David Humphreys, who is noted in the society's public 1841 catalogue as the "cornerstone" of the founding class. The society was founded chiefly to combat existing class separation among literary societies; prior to 1768, Yale freshmen were not "received into any Society", and junior society members were forced into the servitude of seniors "under dread of the severest penalties".  Humphreys, a freshman of the class of 1771, persuaded two members of the senior class, three junior class members, two sophomores, and 14 freshmen to support the society's founding.


Between its founding and 1841, the society is said to have followed the template of other debating societies, although operating under "Masonic secrecy," according to 19th century Yale historian Ebenezer Baldwin.  In conjunction with Linonia and the Calliopean Society, Brothers in Unity was noted by Baldwin to discuss "scientific questions" and gravitate towards "literary pursuits." This is substantiated by the Brother's own public documentation, which denotes that the society sought "lofty places in science, literature, and oratory" fields, as well as general "intellectual improvement." 

The Brotherhood, between the years of 1768 and 1841, claims membership of 15 Supreme Court Justices (seven of which Chief Justices), 6 United States Governors, 13 Senators, 45 Congressional representatives, 14 presidents of colleges and universities, two United States Attorney Generals, and a United States Vice President. In its catalogue, the Brotherhood also asserts: "Every President of the United States, with the exception of two, has had in his cabinet one of our members, and the governor's chair of our own state has been filled for twenty years with Brothers in Unity." 26 Yale valedictorians after the position's 1798 founding are attributed to the Society.

Membership to the Brothers and the Linonian Society divided the students of Yale College beginning in the turn of the 19th century. Both held expansive literary collections, which they used to compete against each other. Between 1780 and 1841, the Brothers claimed right to more volumes than Linonia, although these assertions are disputed. The two societies' rivalry extended to their membership. Brothers in Unity claims membership of John C. Calhoun, who was alphabetically assigned to Linonia, but had "undiminished attachment" to the Brothers However, while publications released by both societies repeatedly assert superiority amongst each other, they also express positive sentiment; denoting each other as "ornaments" of Yale and "generous rivals." At the time of the formation of Yale's central library, Linonia and 'Brothers in Unity donated their respective libraries to the university. The donation is commemorated in the Linonia and Brothers Reading Room of Yale's Sterling Memorial Library. The reading room contains the Linonia and Brothers (L&B) collection, a travel collection, a collection devoted to medieval history, and a selection of new books recently added to Sterling’s collections."

The Russell Trust Association

"The Russell Trust Association is the business name for the New Haven, Connecticut based Skull and Bones society, incorporated in 1856. 

The Russell Trust was incorporated by William Huntington Russell as its president, and Daniel Coit Gilman as its first treasurer. Gilman later went on to become president of the University of California at Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University before leaving to become the first president of the Carnegie Foundation. Gilman also served as one of the first board members of the Russell Sage Foundation.

In 1943, by special act of the Connecticut state legislature, its trustees were granted an exemption from filing corporate reports with the Secretary of State, which is normally a requirement.[citation needed]

From 1978 until his death in 1988,  business of the Russell Trust Association was handled by its single trustee, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. partner John B. Madden. Madden started with Brown Brothers Harriman in 1946, under senior partner Prescott Bush. According to a 2012 filing with the IRS, the Russell Trust Association (filing as RTA Incorporated) has assets of $4,226,091, including the structure at 64 High St. in New Haven, Connecticut. 

According to the IRS filing, the Association engages in "educational programs — structured programs of intellectual inquiry, sensitivity training and personal development for students of Yale University focusing on topics of intellectual, political or cultural importance. Recent topics have included homeland security, corporate governance and US international relations." 

The business and political network of the Skull and Bones was detailed by Hoover Institution scholar Antony C. Sutton in the exposé, America's Secret Establishment. Social organizations connected to the Russell Trust network include Deer Island Club, which also operates as a corporation."

sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_in_Unity

Russell Trust Association


Newtown Connecticut, A True Theatrical Tory Town:


The American Revolution, Granted Liberties & You

"Newtown was a stronghold of Tory sentiment during the early American Revolutionary War. French General Rochambeau and his troops encamped here in 1781 on their way to the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, which ended the Revolution."

"The rooster weathervane (a town symbol), located atop the Newtown Meeting House, is said to have been used as a target by French soldiers encamped here in 1781 during the Revolutionary War."

sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Newtown,_Connecticut#American_Revolution


The Barnyard Bird of The Sun God

"Of all domestic animal species, if all animals, period, the rooster is probably the most unambiguously linked to the Sun god. The rooster was recognised as Helios’ sacred bird, and even when associated with other gods, like Apollo and Hermes, it’s always in a solar context, syncretising them with Helios; the exception is Selene, and even then this can be assumed as subtle syncretism, as Selene is described rather accurately as reflecting her brother’s light, and is described in her orphic hymn as “female and male”, implying that the rooster here is symbolising Helios’ influence on the Moon. This association is so strong that in Late Antiquity Helios is even occasionally depicted with a rooster head, no doubt under egyptian influence, a depiction style later passed to Abraxas/Abrasax. In mythology, the most blatant case is by his descendent Idomeneus, which bears a shield with a rooster emblazoned in it to display his parentage."

source: Helios' Sacred Animals – Gwawinapterus


A Connecticut Tory Sits At King Arthur's Round Table: Brtitish Crown Loyalists

"Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War. At the time they were often called Tories, Royalists, or King's Men; Patriots called them "persons inimical to the liberties of America". They were opposed by the Patriots, those who supported the revolution. Prominent Loyalists repeatedly assured the British government that many thousands of loyalists would spring to arms and fight for the crown. The British government acted in expectation of that, especially in the southern campaigns in 1780-81. In practice, the number of loyalists in military service was far lower than expected. Across the new United States, Patriots watched suspected Loyalists very closely, and would not tolerate any organized Loyalist opposition. Many outspoken or militarily active loyalists were forced to flee, especially to their stronghold of New York City.

When their cause was defeated, about 15% of the Loyalists (65,000–70,000 people) fled to other parts of the British Empire, to Britain itself, or to British North America (now Canada). The southern colonists moved mostly to Florida, which had remained loyal to the Crown, and to British Caribbean possessions, often bringing along their slaves. Northern Loyalists largely migrated to Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. They called themselves United Empire Loyalists. Most were compensated with Canadian land or British cash distributed through formal claims procedures. Exiled Loyalists received £3 million or about 37% of their losses from the British government. Loyalists who stayed in the U.S. were generally able to retain their property and become American citizens. 

Historians have estimated that between 15 and 20 percent of the 2 million whites in the colonies in 1775 were Loyalists, or about 300-400,000 men, women and children (however, this figure does not include Black colonists or Native Americans)."


"During the first few years of the revolutionary war, this state was liter-ally full of Tories. They filled our jails to overflowing; many of them were confined within the court-house at Hartford, and others were confined under guard or within certain limits on parole in various parts of the state where they would be out of contrast with the British, while many others of fighting age and burning zeal for their King left their families, property and homes and took up arms against the American cause.

In addition to our own Tories those of other states were sent here for confinement. The Tories were so numerous that it would be impossible to notice them all in one paper and besides it would be an almost endless task to find in the voluminous manuscript records of the state, the various superior courts and towns, the names of those who were brought to answer. And even if one should do all this, there were many more bearing coldness or hatred to the American cause who by a judicious self-control kept their hands and tongues from committing any overt act and thus left no history.

A Tory was an American who adhered to the King, and by sympathy or otherwise favored the part of Great Britain in the revolutionary war. They were sometimes called Loyalists, but the terms Loyalist and Tory mean precisely the same thing, excepting as the word Tory may carry with it an element of contempt. Those who strenuously insist on saying Loyalist instead of Tory would be very likely to apply the name Rebel to our revolutionary Patriots. The Tories were certainly loyal to their King, they upheld the existing state of affairs—in fact one of the principles of Tories in any country has always been ” the maintenance of things as they were.”"

sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Newtown,_Connecticut#American_Revolution


THE TORIES OF CONNECTICUT | Connecticut Sons of the American ...





"As recently as the 18th century, scholars of the stature of Isaac Newton believed that the date of Creation was knowable from the Bible."

quote source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_the_Bible


Sir Isaac Newton: Mythical Enlightenment Role Model & Idol For The Masses

"Broadly speaking, Enlightenment science greatly valued empiricism and rational thought, and was embedded with the Enlightenment ideal of advancement and progress. The study of science, under the heading of natural philosophy, was divided into physics and a conglomerate grouping of chemistry and natural history, which included anatomy, biology, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.  As with most Enlightenment views, the benefits of science were not seen universally; Rousseau criticized the sciences for distancing man from nature and not operating to make people happier. Science during the Enlightenment was dominated by scientific societies and academies, which had largely replaced universities as centres of scientific research and development. Societies and academies were also the backbone of the maturation of the scientific profession. Another important development was the popularization of science among an increasingly literate population. Philosophes introduced the public to many scientific theories, most notably through the Encyclopédie and the popularization of Newtonianism by Voltaire and Émilie du Châtelet. Some historians have marked the 18th century as a drab period in the history of science;[ however, the century saw significant advancements in the practice of medicine, mathematics, and physics; the development of biological taxonomy; a new understanding of magnetism and electricity; and the maturation of chemistry as a discipline, which established the foundations of modern chemistry."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Enlightenment#Science


The Age of Enlightenment: The Age of Freemason Lodges & The Age of "Revolutions"

"French historians traditionally place the Enlightenment between 1715, the year that Louis XIV died, and 1789, the beginning of the French Revolution. Some recent historians begin the period in the 1620s, with the start of the scientific revolution."

"Les philosophes (French for 'the philosophers') of the period widely circulated their ideas through meetings at scientific academies, Masonic lodges, literary salons, coffee houses, and printed books and pamphlets."

source: Age of Enlightenment - Wikipedia

Sir Isaac Newton's Role in the Enlightenment by Dakota Creel on Prezi

Isaac Newton University Lodge


A Queen's Pirate Sans Skull = Sir Isaac Newton, British Bonesman

"After Isaac Newton was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 he adopted an unusual coat of arms: a pair of human tibiæ crossed on a black background, like a pirate flag without the skull. After some general reflections on Newton’s monumental scientific achievements and on his enigmatic life, we investigate the story of his coat of arms. We also discuss how its simple design illustrates the concept of chirality, which would later play an important role in the philosophical arguments about Newton’s conception of space, as well as in the development of modern chemistry and particle physics. "

source: Isaac Newton's sinister heraldry


Skull & Bones = The Union Jack

"Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret society at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. It is the oldest senior class landed society. The society's alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, owns the society's real estate and oversees the organization. The society is known informally as "Bones", and members are known as "Bonesmen"."

source: Skull and Bones - Wikipedia

Use of the Jolly Roger by submarines - Wikipedia

Jolly Roger - Wikipedia



Henry Morgan - Wikipedia

Sir Henry Morgan | Welsh buccaneer | Britannica.com


Sneaky SS Skull & Bones Officers Work For British Royalty

Pirates of the Royal Navy: Underwater heroes who flew the Jolly Roger.

'Sneaky' submarine crews were originally thought of as the 'pirates' of the Royal Navy and so crews defiantly embraced the description by flying the Jolly Roger - a tradition which lasted from the Great War to the Falklands"

source: Pirates of the Royal Navy: Our underwater heroes who flew the Jolly ...


Strange Sir Isaac Newton & His Skull-less Bones Pirate Coat of Arms

"After Isaac Newton was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 he adopted an unusual coat of arms: a pair of human tibiæ crossed on a black background, like a pirate flag without the skull. After some general reflections on Newton’s monumental scientific achievements and on his enigmatic life, we investigate the story of his coat of arms. We also discuss how its simple design illustrates the concept of chirality, which would later play an important role in the philosophical arguments about Newton’s conception of space, as well as in the development of modern chemistry and particle physics."

source: Isaac Newton's sinister heraldry

"The strange relationship between Newton and the complex fringes of the Hermeticism of the epoch has long been unknown, and even concealed. The official biographies have mostly kept silent about this side of Newton.

Loup Verlet writes of the conditions of the “miraculous” discovery of Newton’s unpublished manuscripts. Put in a stack in 1696 when he was leaving the directorship of the mint in London, they escaped the burning of his personal documents arranged just after his death. They were discovered two centuries later and put up at auction in 1936. John Maynard Keynes won the manuscripts and revealed that Newton was not only the “first physicist” but also the “last magician.” The haul included several alchemical works, the bulk of them now at Cambridge, some at the University of Jerusalem, and others in private collections. According to Verlet, Newton’s known work comprises 1.4 million words relating to theology, 550,000 on alchemy, 150,000 on monetary affairs, and one million on scientific problems.

Verlet considers Newton, from a scientific point of view, to have been a coincidence. If he had not lived, the development of the sciences would surely have been delayed, and the work begun by Galileo and Descartes would have been slowed down. But by hiding his secrets away, Newton the magus also hid the alchemical, Hermetic, and esoteric dimensions which elucidated his research. From this point of view, victorious Science made its complex matrix disappear.

In 1669, according to Richard Westfall, Newton immersed himself in alchemical literature. Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs affirms that “Newton read virtually everything alchemical that had ever been published, and a good many things that had not.” Numerous manuscripts from Hartlib’s circle were copied by Newton himself. His friend Robert Boyle served him as a link to other circles of Rosicrucians and alchemists. Elias Ashmole did the same in writing his Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum (published in 1652).

Newton was fascinated by the transmutation of metals. “Far from seeking to make gold, he sought to understand nature,” writes Jacques Blamont. Newton sought to isolate mercury, a fundamental element. This was probably the cause of his death."

source: ISAAC NEWTON'S FREEMASONRY - Pietre-Stones

Isaac Newton's occult studies - Wikipedia

"The calculation of colures was the method that Newton used to present one of the most astonishing claims of his Chronology, which was to date the expedition of the Argonauts to 937 BC and to conclude that this was just before the birth of Priam, future king of Troy."

Newton Goes On A Blind Date With Mythical History

"Visitors to Westminster Abbey who pause in front of the tomb of Sir Isaac Newton may find parts of its iconography hard to decipher. Their predecessors were similarly puzzled. The Gentleman’s Magazine on April 22, 1731, sought to inform its readers about what they might expect to see. It described the relief on the sarcophagus which shows putti engaged in experiments with a prism, a reflecting telescope, a balance and a furnace. These activities call to mind Newton’s work on the theory of light and colours, the invention that first brought him to the attention of the Royal Society, the gravitational theory of the Principia (published by that Society in 1687), and the public service which Newton performed as Warden and later Master of the Mint from 1696. The figure of Newton himself is recumbent on top of the sarcophagus, resting its right arm on four books. Two of these, the Principia and the Opticks (1704), came out in several editions during their author’s lifetime. Another, The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published posthumously in 1728, blew up a storm of criticism on both sides of the Channel when it circulated in abbreviated form shortly before his death. Facing Newton come two winged cherubs, holding a scroll, which carries a depiction of the solar system and the terms of a converging series (Newton’s method for calculating the roots of functions). Rising behind Newton is a pyramid, at the top of which rests the weeping figure of Urania, muse of astronomy. Beneath her is a celestial globe, “on which”, as the Magazine explains, “several of the Constellations are drawn, in order to shew the path of the Comet in 1681, whose period he has with the greatest sagacity determin’d: And also the Position of the solstitial Colure mention’d by Hipparchus by which (in his Chronology) he has fixed the time of the Argonautic expedition”."

source: How Newton dated the Argonauts – TheTLS


Melvin Belli: Masonic Hollywood Lawyer To The Stars Kind of Television Game Show Guest Kind of Guy

"The building has also housed a bathhouse, a puppet theater, a garment factory, and, most recently, offices for Melvin Belli's law firm."

"The Belli Building Annex (728 Montgomery) with the Transamerica Building behind it. 728 Montgomery Street (old Belli Building Annex). 1849. A plaque on the facade of 728 Montgomery Street commemorates that building as the birthplace of Freemasonry in California. Are the Masons just a bunch of paunchy guys who own lots of impressive real estate and get together once a year to dress up in funny hats? Conspiratologists say "no way!" The Masons, they claim, are actually a front for the Ancient and Illustrious Order of the Illuminati, an occult lodge that seeks world domination. (See Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus and Historical Illuminatustrilogies for details.)"

"Conspiracy buffs say that Emperor Norton, ruler of the US and Mexico, was an agent of Freemasonry. A fantasy? Maybe. But historians agree that the local Masonic lodge paid the Emperor's rent! According to Samuel Dickson, "it is generally believed that the money was contributed regularly by the Occidental Lodge of Masonry of which Norton was a respected member."  By an uncanny and yet-unexplained coincidence, it was in this same building that Bret Harte wrote his most famous novel The Luck of Roaring Camp in the 1850's. Other conspiratorial groups that have perpetrated their nefarious designs upon an unsuspecting world from the very same building include the Odd Fellows (starting in 1854), the ancient Jewish order KBS (reputed a front for the Elders of Zion), and the American Protestant Association (front group for the Protestant conspiracy to dominate world banking and finance.)"

"The building has also housed a bathhouse, a puppet theater, a garment factory, and, most recently, offices for Melvin Belli's law firm."

source: Masons Arrive in San Francisco, Overthrow Elected Government ... 

"Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts"

"After winning a court case, Belli would raise a Jolly Roger flag over his Montgomery Street office building in the Barbary Coast district of San Francisco (which Belli claimed had been a Gold Rush-era brothel) and fire a cannon, mounted on his office roof, to announce the victory and the impending party."

"Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as "Melvin Bellicose." He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, The Rolling Stones, Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, Martha Mitchell, Maureen Connolly, Lana Turner, Tony Curtis, and Mae West. He won over $600 million in judgments during his legal career. He was also the attorney for Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy."

"In his book Ready for the Plaintiff, Belli noted examples of negligence cited by himself and other personal-injury lawyers to win in court—for example, a colleague in Florida, who showed how a builder violated a building code in Miami Beach concerning the use of wooden shims in construction of outside walls (forbidden by the municipal code because of the effect of the ocean salt and air). The facing was a slab of Vitreous marble, whose adhesion was eventually weakened by the climate; it fell off the side of the building and injured a passerby, who sued the builder. After winning a court case, Belli would raise a Jolly Roger flag over his Montgomery Street office building in the Barbary Coast district of San Francisco (which Belli claimed had been a Gold Rush-era brothel) and fire a cannon, mounted on his office roof, to announce the victory and the impending party."

"In 1969 a man called San Francisco police, identifying himself as the serial killer known as The Zodiac..."

"In 1969 a man called San Francisco police, identifying himself as the serial killer known as The Zodiac, and agreed to call talk show host Jim Dunbar on Dunbar's morning television talk show, A.M. San Francisco if either Belli or attorney F. Lee Bailey were present on air. The police contacted Belli and Dunbar to arrange this in the hopes of capturing the individual. As promised, the suspect called, spoke a few words, and then hung up, repeating this activity 54 times over the next two hours. Belli received a letter from the Zodiac that same year."

"Belli appeared in "And the Children Shall Lead", a 1968 episode of the original Star Trek series. In it he appears as "Gorgan, the Friendly Angel", an evil being who corrupts a group of children, one of whom was played by his son Caesar. He appeared in the Albert and David Maysles documentary Gimme Shelter (1970), which featured his representation and facilitation of The Rolling Stones' staging of the disastrous December 6, 1969, Altamont Free Concert. Belli enjoyed his frequent television and movie appearances; in 1965, he told Alex Haley, interviewing him for Playboy, that he "might have been an actor" if he had not become an attorney.[citation needed] In 1986 he played a criminal defense lawyer in an episode of the TV series Hunter entitled "True Confessions." "

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Belli

see also: Melvin Belli - IMDb  •  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8322492/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_17

Folklore: Apples and Jolly Rogers

"I think the "pirates" remark addressed the feeling among some of the earlier team members that the Mac group was getting too large and bureaucratic. We had started out as a rebellious skunkworks, much like Apple itself, and Steve wanted us to preserve our original spirit even as we were growing more like the Navy every day."

"In fact, we were growing so fast that we needed to move again. In August of 1983, we moved across the street to a larger building that was unimaginatively designated "Bandley 3". I had worked there before, in 1980, when Apple had initially built it to house the original engineering organization. But now it was to be the new home of the newly christened "Macintosh Division", over 80 employees strong. The building looked pretty much like every other Apple building, so we wanted to do something to make it look like we belonged there. Steve Capps, the heroic programmer who had switched over from the Lisa team just in time for the January retreat, had a flash of inspiration: if the Mac team was a band of pirates, the building should fly a pirate flag. A few days before we moved into the new building, Capps bought some black cloth and sewed it into a flag. He asked Susan Kare to paint a big skull and crossbones in white at the center. The final touch was the requisite eye-patch, rendered by a large, rainbow-colored Apple logo decal. We wanted to have the flag flying over the building early Monday morning, the first day of occupancy, so the plan was to install it late Sunday evening. Capps had already made a few exploratory forays onto the roof during the weekend while a few of us looked out for guards on the ground. At first, he thought he could just drape the flag on the roof, but that proved impractical as it was too hard to see, especially when the wind curled it up. After a bit of searching, he found a thin metal pole among the remaining construction materials still scattered inside the building, that was suitable to serve as a flag pole. Finally, on Sunday night around 10pm, it was time to hoist the Jolly Roger. Capps climbed onto the roof while we stood guard below. He wasn't sure how he would attach the flag, and didn't have many tools with him. He scoured the surface of the roof and found three or four long, rusty nails, which he was able to use to secure the flag pole to a groove in the roof, ready to greet the Mac team members as they entered the new building the next morning."

"...if the Mac team was a band of pirates, the building should fly a pirate flag..."

source: https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Pirate_Flag.txt
"We weren't sure how everyone would react to the flag, especially Steve Jobs, but Steve and almost everyone else loved it, so it became a permanent fixture of the building. It usually made me smile when I caught a glimpse of it as I came to work in the morning. The flag waved proudly over Bandley 3 for about a month or two, but one morning in late September or early October, I noticed that it was gone. It turns out that the Lisa team, with whom we had a mostly friendly rivalry, decided it would be fun to steal the flag for themselves. I think they sent us a ransom note or something, so a few of us stormed over to the Lisa building to retrieve it, which we accomplished, although Capps had to wrestle it from the grasp of one of the secretaries, who was hiding it in her desk."
"The flag continued to fly over Bandley 3 for more than a year. I think it was even photographed for a magazine or two during the Mac introduction. But suddenly one day it was missing again, and I'm not sure if anyone knows what happened to it. It would be a great artifact for the Computer History Museum if it ever turns up."

source: https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Pirate_Flag.txt