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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in the World
Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall was president of The MacGruder Agency, Inc., bank financial consulting and profit analysis, from 1979 through 1993. She is recognized as the “guru” of North American Private Banking (so-called by Town and Country and Trust and Estates magazines). In the July 9, 1989 issue of Forbes, Barnewall was hailed as “Dean of American Private Banking.”
Barnewall’s company (she is retired) specialized in market segmentation strategies designed to identify affluent and middle market customer niches. She started the first wealth creation private bank in America. She devised products and strategies to assist banks in marketing effectively to affluent and about- to-be-affluent clients that emerged into a capital source for new start-up businesses and new job growth. Strategies included loan quality, credit philosophies, loan policies, procedures, risk analysis and profitability analysis. For five years, Barnewall researched private banking profitability and published a survey each year. As a result of her work, she coined terms like “upscale,” “active investor,” “passive investor,” inter alia. Her research became known as the Active/Passive Energy Syndrome (APES) and included interviews with 5,000 of America’s self-made affluents.
Prior to establishing the Agency and in the early 1970s, Marilyn was employed by United Bank of Denver. She was United Bank’s (Denver’s largest) first female vice president to manage major deposit and loan portfolios. Prior to starting the first private bank in the U.S., she was also Customer Communications, New Product, and Marketing Manager.
Until 1992, Marilyn was a frequent speaker at a multitude of national and international conferences. In addition to numerous speeches made for the American Bankers Association, Bank Marketing Association, and state banking organizations, her speaking engagements include the Third National Canadian Retail Banking Conference (March 1988), the First National Retail Banking Conference in Sydney, Australia (November 1988), the International Private Banking Conferences in London (6/88) and Zurich (6/89), and in August 1991 she taught private banking in Singapore. For several years she taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association.
Quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and many other national journals and newspapers in the U.S. on issues dealing with banking and economics, she also served as U.S. editorial consultant for Private Banker International (Lafferty Publications, London/Dublin).
Marilyn has written several books about private banking. One, published by the American Bankers Association, sold for two years at $5,000 per copy ($3,250 per copy to ABA members). The book sold internationally through Lafferty Publications, London/Dublin, at 1300 British Pounds Sterling per copy. Another book was The Warren, Gorham & La Mont (New York) Private Banking 1987 Profit Survey ($2,000/copy). She has written extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Management Update, and many national newspapers and magazines. In 2003, she began writing for online news publications World Net Daily, Canada Free Press, and News With Views, among others.
Marilyn received her graduate degree in Banking from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business in 1978. She was named one of America’s top 100 businesswomen in the book, What It Takes (Dolphin/Doubleday; Gardenswartz and Roe) and was one of the founders of the Committee of 200, the official organization of America’s top 200 businesswomen.
COMMUNITY AND PRIOR SERVICE ON BOARDS OF DIRECTORS:
Board, Camp Fire Girls
Board, Colorado State University Family Action Center
Board, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement
Committee, United Negro College Fund, Chaired Fundraising
Board, Metro Denver Urban Coalition (Chaired Publicity, Committee Against Crime)
Board, Big Brothers
United Bank of Denver Contributions Committee, 1977-79
Children’s Hospital Preemie Wing, Chaired Committee for Battle of the Media Stars, 1978
Leukemia Society of America, Coordinated/Chaired Fund Raising Event, 1976
Handled publicity for Secretary of State Mary Estill Buchanan’s political campaign, U.S. Senate, 1980 (Sen. Hart)
Taught classes on Women in the Workforce at Colorado Women’s College, Denver, 1978-80
Taught classes on business and banking at Regis College, Denver, 1977-79
Taught class at University of Denver Law School about the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 1977
Taught private banking for the Bank Marketing Association and American Bankers Association at Colorado Univ.
Taught private banking, Singapore, 1991
Testified before the State Legislature (House Finance Committee) on the state of readiness of Colorado’s banks to comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 1977, legislation Barnewall worked to get passed.
Expert Witness, First National Bank of Chicago v Shearson Lehman, Chicago, October 1990.
You can click here to Download Marilyn’s list of Published Materials and Speeches
THE OFFICIAL LEE WANTA BIOGRAPHY
Thursday, September 20th at 5pm PST
Marilyn Barnewall will join us to talk about this Exciting news.
MEMO TO: Paul Thompson
FROM: Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
DATE: September 19, 2012
SUBJECT: PUBLICATION DECISION REGARDING LEO/LEE WANTA BOOK
I am very excited about the prospect of publishing on your Web site my ” in process” book about Leo/Lee Emil Wanta. America’s most successful intelligence operative who served as President Ronald Regan’s personal Intelligence Coordinator
As I have discussed with you on your radio broadcasts on numerous occasions, I believe we are on a short path to ruin as a nation. When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced Quantitative Easing III, it became very apparent to me that one of two things will happen and happen fairly soon: 1) The funds he intends to invest in those worthless mortgage-backed derivatives created from 2005 until the present time – the ones that should have bankrupted the too big to jail banksters on Wall Street long ago – will further depreciate the dollar and we will soon have rampant inflation. Or, 2) The bottom will fall from under the markets as the world recognizes the worthless mortgage-backed derivatives for what they are and the economy will contract severely, causing prices to fall, banks to fail, etc. Neither is a good scenario.
If I go the usual publishing route with the Lee Wanta book, it will take at least 18 months to get it into print. I don’t think we have 18 months… and if people have this information available to them, it could make a big difference in our economic future. Most people are unaware of the Wanta-Reagan-Mitterrand Protocols… funds that would put an immediate $1.575 trillion in America’s treasury, over $200 billion in the treasury of the State of Virginia, and would be used to build a national high-speed railway that would create an immediate 2,000,000 (that’s two million) well-paying jobs with full benefits for workers. Lee also has plans to use his funds to train our veteran’s as they return from service in the Middle East. He wants to help them by helping America re-establish its manufacturing base and will train tradesmen, some of whom will further their educations and learn how to produce basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and other tools needed by tradesmen… tools Made in America!
Your readers will find the Introduction and Chapter One contain personal information about how Ambassador Wanta and I met and how I ended up being his official biographer… it certainly was not a planned event at my end. Beyond that, the book explains how Lee Wanta created the largest fortune ever created by one human being – yes, much greater than George Soros has ever even thought of (and he didn’t create his fortune… the Communist Party of Hungary sent him into the world with Party funds when they realized the Soviet Union was going to fall): $27.5 trillion.
The book explains how Ambassador Wanta ended up being Reagan’s “boots on the ground” guy to bring down the Soviet Union Ruble (SUR) and how he created that fortune. I explain how $23 trillion of those funds were given directly to the American
people by Ambassador Wanta – and then how the funds were stolen from the people by “agent provocateurs,” as Wanta calls them.
So I want to tell the story and I want to tell it fast because we are running out of time – and I don’t want to wait the usual 18 months for publication of a print book. I’ve had enough of them published and I understand the process. And, as the old saying goes, “Been there, done that.” I don’t need a book to hold in my hand to know that I’ve created something worth reading… something that gives people information that may enable them to save their nation. Better late than never just doesn’t apply here.
Too, publishing the book online gives me some wonderful alternatives that are otherwise unavailable to authors: Primarily, I can place links in the text that will give readers access to documents that prove the story being told is real life, not fiction. Your readers will know that what they are reading is the absolute truth gathered from four years of very hard research work and it comes from court transcripts, letters to and from people like President George H.W. Bush, President Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, and many others. Field reports sent by Wanta to intelligence officials – and to the President of the United States – were found and documents were provided by the Reagan Library.
I’m scrambling like crazy trying to find the documents to link to the manuscript so your readers will have the best possible information available… but I hope to have Chapters One and Two in your hands by Thursday, September 20, 2012. I promise you this: Readers won’t just learn of the life of Leo/Lee Emil Wanta by reading this book. They will learn of the perfidy and corruption in our government and how it has been, in a very calculated way, implemented in small steps to get us to where we are now: End Game.
I’m sending the Introduction along with this explanation so you can publish the two together. Next will come Chapters One and Two… I’m sending them together because Chapter One is quite different from the rest of the book and I don’t want people to think the rest of the book will be like that particular chapter. Chapter Two jumps right into the explanation of what President Ronald Reagan’s Task Force planned and how Reagan put into play the things intelligence operative Leo Emil Wanta needed to successfully ruin the Soviet Union Ruble and bring down the Iron Curtain, ending the Cold War.
I’ll be interested to hear reader comments… maybe they can help me think of a good name for it (I haven’t done that yet). I’m thinking of END GAME FOR THE $27.5 TRILLION MAN, LEO EMIL WANTA.
/s/ Marilyn M. Barnewall
By Nicola di Cora Modigliani
August 18, 2012
Important Note: Re-edited in English from Google translation by Sandhya Jain.
Today we talk of geo-politics and the freedom of information. But what is happening today technically (i.e. politically) began on 12 December 2008, though some say September of that year, but it took four years for the shock waves to reach Europe and America.
The issue relates to Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and the Republic of Ecuador. Mind you, it was assumed in the entire American continent, Australia, and Europe that the world was the same as ten years ago. But the world does not work that way anymore.
In Italy, no one was told of the fight growing between Brazil and the United Nations, badly managed by Christine Lagarde who heads the International Monetary Fund, whereby Italy was officially relegated from the eighth largest to the ninth largest economy in the world. It was overtaken by Brazil. So at the next G8, Italy will not be invited, but Brazil will. So we had the decision to abolish the G8 and G10 becoming the new standard.
Europe, with England and Germany at the helm, simply cannot accept the “Keynesian” triumph of South America. In essence the western guideline remains: “Let them stay home and remain grateful that we let them survive like the Africans. Otherwise one by one they will all end like Gadhafi.”
This is the warning in a nutshell So, quietly, South America has in the last 40 days sent three powerful messages; the last and most important was on August 3, and it was televised live from the New York office of the International Monetary Fund. Now for some facts.
On 15 June 2012, Julian Assange understands that for him it’s over. He knows that he will be arrested in Stockholm, picked up at the airport, not by police forces of His Majesty the King of Sweden, but by two officers of the CIA and a US diplomat, using specific formal agreements between the two nations to claim that Assange “actively intervened” in the NATO conflict in Iraq while the war was in progress. He will then be taken directly to the US, to the state of Texas, and subjected to criminal prosecution for
terrorist activities. There will be a demand for the death penalty based on the provisions of the Patriot Act.
So Assange consults with his group, and at 9 a.m. on 19 June, enters the Embassy of Ecuador. His team opens negotiations with British agents in London, with the Swedes in Stockholm, and American diplomats in Rio de Janeiro. They agree to let the Olympics pass, after which he can quietly go to South America, ‘just do not talk about it.’ But somehow they don’t trust the Anglo-Americans and rightly so. So they carry out two masterstrokes on 3 August and 4 August.
On 3 August 2012, 16 months ahead of schedule, Argentina President, Cristina Kirchner, arrives at the headquarters of the IMF in Manhattan, accompanied by finance minister and foreign minister of Ecuador, Patino, representing ‘Alba’ (Labour Alianza Bolivariana America), the economic union between Latin America and the Caribbean.
On that occasion, Kirchner hands a cheque of €12 billion to the IMF (whose loan was due on 31 December 2013). She announces that with this installment, Argentina has shown itself to be solvent, to be a responsible nation, trusted and reliable for anyone who wants to invest money. Argentina in 2003 went in default of $112 billion, but refused to seek cancellation of the debt; it declared bankruptcy and sought 10 years to return the money, including interest.
For 10 years, Argentina fought IMF’s attempts to impose restrictive measures of economic austerity. It opted for a different path, in line with Keynesianism, and based on financing infrastructure, research, innovation, instead of cutting expenditure. And it r recovered. And it paid off the last installment of the IMF loan 16 months in advance. It thus proved once more that the ideas of the IMF and World Bank on economic ideas are noxious and wrong headed. TINA (“There is no alternative”) is a lie forced upon the majority of the world’s population by the oligarchic elites.
Fifteen minutes after making the payment, Kirchner lodges a formal complaint against the US and UK to the World Trade Organization, on the basis of files made available by Wikileaks, that is, Assange.
Argentina, having settled the debts, now wants damages; with compound interest. It’s a fight between Kirchner and Lagarde. Thanks to Assange, as his team has the transcripts of several conversations in different governments of the globe, involving the US, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the Vatican, where money is the master: Osama Bin Laden has been sent to the attic and replaced as the arch villain by John Maynard Keynes in the minds of the financial hegemons.
Assange has become public enemy number one of the great powers since he has gained the classified records of these long conversations about how to cripple the economies of South America, how to take away their energy resources and prevent their recovery; how to prevent their governments from pushing through Keynesian economic plans instead of applying the dictates of the IMF, whose sole purpose is to pursue a neo-colonialist policy principally for the benefit of Spain, Italy and Germany, with British capital.
Most files have already been published on the internet. Those and others were handed over by Assange in Britain to the Ecuadorian ambassador there.
The very next day, Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela would contribute free oil and gas to Ecuador for ten years. Four hours later, President Lula announced that Brazil would give 100 tons/day of wheat, rice, soy and fruit free to feed the population, for a long as the nation takes to recover. In the evening, Argentina announced it would give 3% of its beef production free to Ecuador to ensure adequate protein for the population. The next morning, in Bolivia, Evo Morales announced the legalization of cocaine for domestic production and collection, and free coca leaves to Ecuador with a loan of 5 billion interest-free, repayable in ten years in 120 installments.
Two days later, Ecuador denounced the United Fruit Company and Del Monte & Associates for “slavery and crimes against humanity”, nationalized the agricultural industry in bananas (Ecuador is the world’s biggest banana exporter) and launched a national organic label.
Ten days later, Bavarian Green of Schleswig Holstein, Conad in Italy, and Denmark, and Haagen Daaz were prepared to sign contracts with the new entity on the basis of “fair trade”. On 20 December 2008, taking note of the protest of the United Fruit Company, President George Bush (still in office until 17 Jan 2009), denounced the ‘criminal decision’ of Ecuador and called for its expulsion from the United Nations.
Bush said that the US was even ready for a ‘military option to safeguard US interests.’ The next morning, the powerful New York law firm of Goldberg & Goldberg submitted that there was a legal precedent for Ecuador’s action. Six hours later, the US gave up and called on the international community to challenge the legitimacy of the concept of “immoral debt”.
The United Fruit Company has a record in systematic political corruption; it was ordered to pay damages of $ 6 billion.
Interestingly, the legal precedent was dated 4 Jan 2003, and signed by George Bush. Yep. This happened in Iraq, which at that time was ‘technically’ an American possession since it was occupied by US forces and the interim government was not yet recognized by the UN. Saddam Hussein had left debts of 250 billion euros (40 billion euros against Italy, thanks to the transactions concluded Tareq Aziz, deputy to Hussein and an ally of Vatican’ s Opus Dei), which the US erased by applying the concept of “immoral debt”, thus creating the recent historical precedent.
New York lawyers for the government of Ecuador offered Washington a choice: either accept and be silent, or if you challenge the decision of Ecuador then also cancel yours for Iraq and get the US Treasury to immediately pay the €250 billion, including compound interest for four years. Obama, not yet in office but already elected, asks Bush to throw in the towel. The New York lawyers are paid by the Brazilian government.
Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s president-elect, is not a farmer like Morales, or trade unionist like Lula, or a military officer like Chavez, he comes from an upper class family and is an intellectual. He is a graduate in economics and economic planning from Harvard, and self-described as a “Christian socialist”. His first official act was to freeze all bank accounts of the Church’s IOR in Quito’s banks and divert the amount into a social welfare program for the economically disadvantaged.
He put on trial the entire political class of the previous government, most of whom were sent to jail, with average sentences of 10 years, confiscated their property and nationalized it and and redistributed it in ecological agricultural cooperatives. Correa sent a letter to Pope Ratzinger in which he called himself “always the humble servant of Your Enlightened Holiness” and in which he officially bade the Vatican send to Ecuador only “clerics gifted with deep spirituality and eager to serve the needy, avoiding profiteers who would incur the rigor of human laws”.
Today, the new South America says no to colonialism and slavery of the European and US multinationals. For 400 years, ever since Europeans discovered bananas rich in potassium, Ecuadorians have lived in poverty, exploitation, destitution, while for hundreds of years a group of brutal oligarchs got rich at their expense. It is no longer the case. And it never will be again. The example of Ecuador is alive and can be replicated in any African or Asian, or European, nation in the world.
But the decisive blow to the system was a bombshell made public on 4 Aug 2012, when Julian Assange assigned the Spanish judge Garzón, the public enemy number one of organized crime, the most ferocious enemy of Silvio Berlusconi, and absolutely the most dangerous enemy of the global banking system, to defend him.
The Spanish judge has 35 years experience and has been responsible for the prosecution of the most important cases of his country for the past 25 years. He is an expert in ‘media and finance,’ and rose to international prominence in 1993 after Interpol issued a warrant on his behalf against Silvio Berlusconi and Fedele Confalonieri (Berlusconi’s right hand man) regarding transactions involving Telecinco, Pentafilm, Fininvest, Reteitalia and La Cinq.
From this it came out that the Pentafilm (Berlusconi and Cecchi Gori members, namely PD and PDL together) bought at $100 the rights of a film that it sold to Columbia Pictures for $500 to Telecinco that sold them at $1000 to an Italian network which then ultimately sold for $2000 to Rai, and so on a total of 142 times. The same film.
That is, the Rai (or us) paid the rights to a film 20 times the value of the market and bought it three times, so that all parties were taken care of. When it came to the crux of the matter, Berlusconi was prime minister, and so Garzón was stopped by the European Union. He got a half victory. He closed the Telecinco and sent its Spanish executives to jail.In 2003 the battle re-opened, with Berlusconi’s new front Mediaset. Garzón was always there.
In 2006, the Italian government at the time (Prodi & co.) helped Berlusconi to escape conviction. In 2004, Garzon opened a dossier against Pope Wojtyla and against the management of the IOR in Spain and Argentina, in relation to funding and support from the Vatican to the military juntas of Pinochet and Videla in South America.
In 2010 Garzón resigned under pressure from the Spanish Government, but before he retired, he opened a law firm dedicated exclusively to international ‘media & finance’ in The Hague, The Netherlands. And now as official legal eagle to Assange, judge Garzón has access to 145,000 files still in possession of Julian Assange that have not been made public. He has already made it known that his office is prepared to denounce several Western heads of state to the court of civil rights in The Hague. The charge
will be ‘crimes against humanity, crimes against the dignity of the person.’
We can no longer say tomorrow, “but we did not know”. Whoever wants to know today, is well served. Just try.
Translated, this means: until we send home the foul political class that poorly represents us, the chatter will have no effect. Because now we all know how things are. Otherwise, you cannot complain or be surprised that in Italy no one has ever spoken before of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, or of what happens in South America, the furious battle taking place between the Argentine President and Brazil on one hand and Christine Lagarde and Merkel other. Why wonder then, that the British want to invade a foreign embassy?