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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Soros Partners with Cheney in Halliburton Deal

Billionaire oil tycoon George Soros, who recently endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, has recently teamed up with one of his nemesis, former Vice President Dick Cheney to invest big-time cash on Halliburton. Mr. Cheney is a former CEO of the corporation, which has been villified by Leftist organizations such as Moveon.org.

According to American Thinker, Mike Boyer, writing in the Passport blog of Foreign Policy Magazine, notes the gigantic stake George Soros has taken in Halliburton, the epitome of evil in the eyes of his left wing friends:"

Halliburton accounts for 3.5% of Soros' hedge fund, which signifies its fourth-largest holding.

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George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1930. His father was taken prisoner during World War I and eventually fled from captivity in Russia to reunite with his family in Budapest. Soros was thirteen years old when Hitler's Wehrmacht seized Hungary and began deporting the country's Jews to extermination camps. In 1946, as the Soviet Union was taking control of the country, Soros attended a conference in the West and defected. He emigrated in 1947 to England, supported himself by working as a railroad porter and a restaurant waiter, graduated in 1952 from the London School of Economics, and obtained an entry-level position with an investment bank.

In 1956, Soros immigrated to the United States, working as a trader and analyst until 1963. During that time, he developed his own theory of markets called 'reflexivity', which he has laid out in his recent books THE ALCHEMY OF FINANCE and THE CREDIT CRISIS OF 2008 AND WHAT IT MEANS. In 1967 he helped establish an offshore investment fund; and in 1973 he set up a private investment firm that eventually evolved into the Quantum Fund, one of the first hedge funds, through which he accumulated a vast fortune.