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  • No 1 Masonic Shriners Charity

    Shriners Charities Are just like ALL. And Every Masonic Charity. It's Not Very Good . Its self Serving. And Sadly Only Hordes Money For Prostitution. And Trafficking Young Girls..
    Like This Wee Example...
    The Shriners employed Vantage to handle fund-raising for the hospitals from 1999 through 2003. Out of $46.2 million raised by Vantage, the Shrine received only $2.5 million, according to the report.
    ALL i Can Say is Wow. Thats Really NO Suprise. .
    But Read On To Get ALL The Facts. And Notice The Response Of the Shriners on Keeping Quiet. And Shhh

    Part 1 Of 3...

    History
    The Shrine Circus is a circus founded in the United States in 1906. It travels to roughly 120 cities per year in the United States and a separate unit travels to about 40 in Canada.
    It is affiliated with the former Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Now called Shriners International..
    The first Shrine Circus was held in Detroit,
    Michigan, for the Moslem Shrine Center There is a state historical marker at the former site which proclaims its contribution to circus history.

    Detroit Moslem Shriners are a group steeped rich in tradition, but have a mission that is thoroughly current and topical – strong family and helping children. We are a brotherhood, with a family component. Our fraternity of professionals, retirees, and men of all walks of life are committed to the same goal, that of service, family and community. We have a list of groups and units that all participate in many independent and group events to appeal to all interests.

    The common thread of philanthropy resonates through our fraternity, with our underlying goal of supporting Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Our hospitals provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Our hospitals along with our activities are supported through the donations of our membership and the community.

    Shriners share a Masonic heritage: Each is a Master Mason in the Freemasonry Fraternity.
    Historically, Masons had to become members of the York or Scottish Rite Bodies before becoming a Shriner. However, at the Imperial Council Session in July 2000, an amendment to Shrine law changed that requirement, allowing Master Masons to become Shriners directly.

    There are approximately 245,000 members from 196 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Australia. The organization is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children that it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
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    Part 2 Of 3

    The Charity Report. And Its Findings
    The findings of an investigative committee established by the joint boards of the Shriners of North America fraternal organization and the Shriners Hospitals for Children offer a glimpse into the inner workings of what is the nation’s wealthiest charity and suggest that questionable financial dealings identified at local Shrine temples may also plague the national organization.

    The committee found that the chairman of the Shriners Hospitals Board of Trustees, Ralph Semb, sought to dismiss a fund-raising executive who had refused to hire a direct-mail company Mr. Semb and another board member tried to steer him to.

    In its 23-page internal report, the committee found that Mr. Semb and the other board member, Gene Bracewell, who is also the imperial treasurer of the fraternal organization, had violated the organizations’ conflict of interest policy as well as their ethics code and recommended that they be “reprimanded.”

    The board, however, decided against taking any punitive action against the men, who deny any wrongdoing.

    The report also said that a longtime financial executive of the hospitals, which control an $8 billion endowment, made accusations that there were various financial improprieties in the organization, including the failure of Shrine leaders to report certain benefits they received as income and knowingly filing incorrect tax forms for the hospitals.

    But the investigative committee, made up of three former senior elected Shrine officials, was disbanded by the board in June before it was able to finish its inquiry into those accusations, according to John C. Nobles, a member of the committee.

    Michael C. Andrews, executive vice president of the fraternal organization, wrote in an e-mail message that the boards had conducted further investigations of their own. “However,” Mr. Andrews said, “nothing new was brought to Light"

    Shriners have stepped forward in recent years to complain about improprieties at some of the 191 local temples affiliated with the Shrine, including the commingling of charitable and noncharitable assets and the disappearance of money raised for the hospitals.

    The committee report brings to light problems with the national organization, which runs a network of 22 hospitals that provide free orthopedic and burn care to needy children.

    Dr. Bernard J. Lemieux, who headed the joint boards at the time the investigative panel was formed, defended the boards’ decision not to punish Mr. Semb and Mr. Bracewell, saying in an e-mail message that the boards had concluded no reprimand “was warranted or necessary.”

    Mr. Semb was re-elected chairman of the board of the hospitals in June at the annual Shrine convention in St. Louis.

    Dr. Lemieux said the boards had adopted the other recommendations the investigative committee made in an interim report, including a review of the reimbursement policy, and created a confidential way to report suspected policy violations and other wrongdoing.

    Mr. Andrews said many of those actions had been under way when the committee made its recommendations.

    “Our organization, of its own volition, commenced many of the actions that ultimately were recommended by the special committee,” he wrote. The committee found that Mr. Semb had unilaterally tried to fire the fund-raising executive, Edgar McGonigal, after he declined to hire a direct-mail company that appeared to have ties to a company owned by the son of a close friend of Mr. Bracewell.

    Most of the committee’s report relates to the dismissal and rehiring of Mr. McGonigal, who said he did not hire the direct-mail company favored by Mr. Semb and Mr. Bracewell because the company appeared to have ties with Vantage Financial Services, which had performed poorly for the Shriners in the past.

    The Shriners employed Vantage to handle fund-raising for the hospitals from 1999 through 2003. Out of $46.2 million raised by Vantage, the Shrine received only $2.5 million, according to the report.

    Early this year, the committee was asked to expand its investigation to look into the accusations by a longtime financial executive, Willard Fawcett, who during an exit interview said there had been wide financial improprieties, including inaccurate information on a 2006 tax form, known as a 990.

    The three panel members, Mahlon W. Hessey, Mr. Nobles and Robert N. Turnipseed, wrote in their report that these accusations required a “comprehensive continuing investigation.” But the boards of the Shrine and its hospitals, which share members, voted to disband the panel before it had finished its investigation of Mr. Fawcett’s accusations.

    When Mr. Hessey tried to present the committee’s findings at the annual Shrine meeting in St. Louis in June, he was booed and heckled off the stage. He warned that Shriners should expect to hear from the attorney general’s office or the Internal Revenue Service, said C. Douglas Mayes, a Shriner who attended the meeting.

    The heckling of Mr. Hessey was not surprising, according to some Shriners. Three of the five Shriners initially appointed to the investigative committee declined to serve on it, said the report, because they might have feared “retaliation.”

    Reached during a trip to Manila, Mr. Semb and Mr. Bracewell said they had not tried in any way to influence the choice of a direct-mail vendor. “Absolutely not,” Mr. Semb wrote in an e-mail message.

    Mr. Fawcett’s concerns could not be determined. He referred calls to his lawyer, Ryan Barack. Mr. Barack left a message in response to one phone call to his office but did not return subsequent calls.
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    • #3
      Part 3 Of 3

      Vampires of Charity - Secret Societies, Human Trafficking and DoD Fraud at Taxpayer Expense
      Learn about the biggest nonprofit frauds of our time - human trafficking and DoD fraud at taxpayer expense. It took award winning investigative journalist Sandy Frost eleven years to expose and document the Shriners' secret sub-group, the Royal of Jesters, made up of those caught in a FBI human trafficking sting. The book ends with a study at a Shriner's hospital so bad the FDA shut it down

      The "Vampires of Charity" are members of the Shriners' secret sub-group, the Royal Order of Jesters. The FBI caught four Jesters trafficking women to their weekend prostitution parties from Buffalo, New York to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida and Canada. These include a former New York State Supreme court Judge, his law clerk, a retired police captain and an Erie County deputy sheriff. Court documents show that the DOJ and FBI describe the Jesters as having a member in nearly all 191 chapters who get prostitutes for their next weekend party.

      Nineteen Jesters were called as witnesses to testify about their first hand knowledge of sex with minor prostitutes while on a fishing trip to Brazil. The former fishing tour operator who took them fishing is being prosecuted in Brazil for using underage girls as prostitutes for his North American clients. A federal grand jury is also investigating him for child sex tourism. It was also discovered that two U.S. Congressmen used campaign contributions to pay for Jester membership dues and Jester event registration fees.
      These are the biggest nonprofit frauds of our time because the Jesters' tax returns itemize their costs of their parties as write offs as bad cops, bad judges and corrupt government officials fulfill their exempt purpose of "Mirth and Merriment." The worst is how the FDA shut down a study at the Shriners Burn Hospital in Cincinnati, then the doctor running the study allegedly cooked the books to get an $18 million DoD grant. But his study was based on two patients, out of 150, who were found in an audit to be ineligible.
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      • #4
        The Shriners' Recognition Test

        According to a Lauterer manuscript, this is how two Shriners recognize each other:

        Q: Then I presume you are a Noble?
        A: I am so accepted by all men of noble birth.
        Q: Have you traveled any?
        A: I have.
        Q: From where to what place have you traveled?
        A: Traveled east over the hot burning sands of the desert.
        Q: Where were you stopped at?
        A: At the devil's pass.
        Q: What were you requested to do?
        A: I was requested to contribute a few drops of urine.
        Q: Why were you requested to do this?
        A: As a token of my renouncing the wiles and evils of the world and granted permission to worship at the Shrine.
        Q: At what Shrine did you worship?
        A: At the Shrine of Islam.
        Q: Did you ride?
        A: Yes, I rode a camel until I paused to dismount.
        Q: Then what did you do with your camel?
        A: I tied him.
        Q: Where did you tie him?
        A: I tied him to a date tree, where all True Shriners should do so.
        BOTH: Yes, I pulled the Cord, rode the hump, I have traversed the hot arid sands of the desert to find Peace and rest in the quiet shades of the Oasis.
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