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Local “Press Democrat” Covers Bohemian Grove….Sort of.

July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

I will be covering the Bohemian Grove much more than the Press Democrat, however they will cover more of Sonoma County than I.

The Press Democrat, owned by the New York Times, had this and more to say about the Bohemian Grove this 2010.

Some of the world’s wealthiest and most prominent begin arriving today for the annual encampment at the Bohemian Grove, a gathering some describe as a benign men’s club and others as an insidious gathering of power.

The encampment is expected to have 2,000 attendees at any one time, a guest list that has included U.S. presidents and foreign heads of state, politicians, industrial barons, actors, artists and musicians.

As in the past, their identities and a description of the programs are closely guarded by officials of the San Francisco-based Bohemian Club.

Club General Manager Matt Oggero declined to discuss the event, although he did say the grove has hired 600 to 800 local workers, mostly high school and college aged.

The encampment opens on Friday and will run until Aug. 1. It will include a Cremation of Care ritual, “low jinks” comedic play held on the middle weekend and a “high jinks” serious dramatic play the final weekend.

The most heavily attended weekend will be July 24 and 25.

Past encampments have been attended by both Presidents Bush; Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon; former cabinet members Colin Powell, George Schultz and Henry Kissinger; and business leaders Stephen David Bechtel, Leonard Firestone and David Rockefeller.

Encampments have also drawn protesters, although for the past few years they have been low-key or non-existent.

Non-existent would not be the case. More than likely, the case is that the Press Democrat is refusing to show you pictures like these from the past 2 years because 9/11 is too big (big in importance and censorship) for them to cover:


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