Monday, September 25, 2006

Comair Crash: CIA, World Vision, Jack Kemp, Habitat for Humanity Sex Scandal, etc.

Patrick Smith, R.I.P.

Smith was o-owner of Versa Tech Automation (an Army contractor) in Kentucky. He died in the August 27 Comair crash at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

Smith was also a director of Habitat for Humanity, a Christian volunteer organization that builds houses for the poor and victims of natural disasters, eg. Katrina. Christians building homes for the impoverished? Smith's connections were to the CIA, criminalized right-wing evangelical pariahs, GW "Lord of the Underworld" Bush, former CIA Director George Tenet, World Vision International (CIA front), and a very unseemly sex scandal ..:

1) Pat Smith, a member of Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors, died on Comair.

2) Smith on board of Habitat for Humanity.

3) Habitat for Humanity ties to World Vision, Dow Chemical, Jack Kemp, Citigroup, banking and real estate interests, etc.

4) Habitat for Humanity Sexual Abuse Scandal

5) World Vision (CIA) Partnership with Habitat for Humanity to Create "Future Christian Leaders"

6) The George Tenet Connection to Habitat for Humanity.

7) George and Laura Bush Connection to Habitat for Humanity.

8) An old Watergate felon at Habitat for Humanity
1.) Pat Smith Dies in Comair Crash

Habitat for Humanity's board member died in Kentucky plane crash
The Associated Press
Aug 27, 2006

ATLANTA - Pat Smith, a member of Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors, died Sunday morning when Comair Flight 5191 crashed just after takeoff near Lexington, Ky., killing 49 people and leaving a sole survivor in critical condition, the nonprofit organization said.

Smith was on his way to join Habitat volunteers from Kentucky in Gulfport, Miss., where they were building 13 houses, said Habitat spokesman Duane Bates. ...
2) Patrick Smith on board of Habitat for Humanity.
[Habitat for Humanity Site]

Patrick Smith?Co-Owner, Versa Tech Automation,
LLC?Lexington, Kentucky
3) Habitat for Humanity ties to World Vision, Dow Chemical, Jack Kemp, Citigroup, banking and real estate interests, etc.

New CEO Takes Helm at Habitat for Humanity

Millard Fuller to continue as founder president of
house-building ministry

AMERICUS, Ga. October 11, 2004 (HFHI) - Rey Ramsey, chair of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity International, today announced a major change in the management structure of the Christian housing organization. ... the committee that will identify potential candidates to become Habitat for Humanity International's permanent CEO would have its first meeting soon. President Jimmy Carter has graciously agreed to serve as honorary chair of the committee. Board members KATHLEEN BADER, chair, president and CEO of CARGILL DOW LLC, The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., and Larry Prible, retired chair, president and CEO, Indianapolis Life Insurance Co., Indianapolis, Ind., will co-chair the committee. The panel will also include an international group of current and former board members as well as representatives from the Habitat for Humanity affiliate community....

Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.
Some Habitat for Humanity Directors

Jack Kemp
Speaker and business consultant
Washington DC

Anugerah Pekerti
Advisor, World Vision International, Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

Kevin Kessinger
Citigroup, Chief Operations and Technology Officer
New York, New York & Kansas City, Missouri

Bob Willumstad
Former, President and Chief Operating Officer of
New York, New York

Kathleen Bader
Chairman, President and CEO, Cargill Dow LLC
Midland, Michigan

Elizabeth Crossman
Director, Corporate Contributions and President,
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Covington, Washington

David Hicks
Chairman, Alliance Capital Partners
Jacksonville, Florida

Ted Dosch
Corporate Vice-President & Controller, Whirlpool
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Carol Johnson
Retired, Senior Vice-President, Community Initiatives
Department, GMAC Mortgage Corporation
Horsham, Pennsylvania

Nabil Abadir
General Director, CEOSS (Coptic, Evangelical Organization for Social Services) Cairo, Egypt [Board member of the Egyptian Society for Population and Development; and member of the Consultative Committee for the Higher Authority for literacy and adult education in Egypt.]

Chuck Thiemann
Retired, President, Federal Home Loan Bank, Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Janet Huckabee
First Lady of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas

Paul Ekelschot
Retired, Senior Vice President Financial Services,
Royal Ahold
Zandervoort, Netherlands

Ken Klein
Building Contractor and Real Estate Developer
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Symon Msefula
Investment Banker
Blantyre, Malawi

Larry Prible
Retired, Chairman, President and CEO, Indianapolis
Life Insurance Co.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ed Schreyer
Former Governor General of Canada
Manitoba, Canada
4) Habitat for Humanity Sexual Abuse Scandal

Harassment Claims Roil Habitat for Humanity

As Founder's Supporters Rally, New Allegations Emerge
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
March 9, 2005; Page A01

AMERICUS, Ga. -- Since Habitat for Humanity fired its founder and president, Millard Fuller, for sexual harassment six weeks ago, his supporters throughout the giant nonprofit housing organization have campaigned to reinstate him. ... But the outpouring of sympathy for Fuller, 70, has also had a reverse effect. After years of silence, several former employees and close associates of Fuller -- including three ordained ministers -- have come forward to say they have inside knowledge of numerous prior allegations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment by him, beginning before he founded Habitat for Humanity here in 1976.

5) World Vision (CIA) Partnership
with Habitat for Humanity to
Create "Future Christian Leaders"

... In the fall of 2002, Habitat for Humanity International joined forces with Eastern University and World Vision International in this unique learning journey. This new version of Pathways is an MA in Organizational Leadership.

While the program has evolved and the relationships expand, the commitment remains the same - to prepare a cadre of Christian leaders with the vision, character, and competence necessary to effectively lead an International NGO in the accomplishment of its mission and the struggle for a world that no longer tolerates poverty.

"Nothing is more critical to an organization than the quality of its leaders. The loftiest vision, most effective strategy, the most cogent plan is nothing more than words on paper without gifted and trained leaders to translate them into reality." - Dean
Hirsch, President, World Vision International

MA in Organizational Leadership (in partnership with World Vision International and Habitat for Humanity International)

Program Overview

Those we serve: Established and emerging leaders of international Non-profit and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

This Master of Arts is a 3-year program focusing on leadership for international NGO's. The program, also known as “Pathways to Leadership" offers:


Applicability. Immediately applicable to your work and ministry
Delivered regionally (Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, N. America) You can complete the program while working full time. Cohorts in Latin America study in Spanish Coursework is relevant and immediately applicable to your work and ministry. You'll study issues such as Servant Leadership, Poverty and Development, Advocacy, Relief and Disaster Mitigation among other business focused modules. You do not need to leave your ministry for extended periods of time Contextualized curriculum that is sensitive to regional issues ...
6) The George Tenet Connection to Habitat for Humanity

Executive Branch Spouses to Dedicate Habitat for
Humanity Houses As Part of "Women Building A Legacy"

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2003--Today spouses of White House senior staff members and Cabinet-level officials, including Alma Powell and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet, dedicated houses they helped build in Annapolis, Md., as part of Habitat for Humanity International's "Women Building A Legacy" program. The spouses joined Arundel Habitat for Humanity and the two mothers whose families will live in the Habitat homes for the dedication.

"I'm happy to be among the volunteers answering the President's USA Freedom Corps call to service," said Alma Powell, wife of Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell. "Habitat for Humanity's Women Building A Legacy program offers women the opportunity to take an active role in the important work of providing healthy homes for children by addressing the need for affordable housing in America's communities."

Habitat for Humanity invites people of all backgrounds, races and faiths to build homes in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity's Women Building A Legacy program empowers women from all walks of life to actively address theproblem of children in poverty housing.

"Women Building A Legacy gives women the opportunity to learn construction in a supportive environment, enabling us to build a legacy of better housing for our nation's children and a legacy of volunteer service for our own children," said Stephanie Glakas-Tenet, wife of CIA Director George Tenet. "I encourage more community-minded individuals, businesses and houses of worship to join this effort."
7) George and Laura Bush Connection to Habitat for Humanity.

President and first lady help ‘Make a Difference'

‘Today’ host Matt Lauer talks to George and Laura Bush about the rebuilding efforts and their help delivering a Habitat for Humanity house ...
8) An old Watergate Veteran at Habitat for Humanity

Jeb Magruder

Nixon's deputy campaign director, Jeb Stuart Magruder, formerly an aide to Nixon Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman and deputy communications director at the White House, was charged with perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice for his role in the Watergate cover-up. He spent seven months in prison.

After his release in 1976, Magruder earned a master's degree in divinity from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He was executive minister at First Community Church in Marble Cliff, Ohio, from 1984 to 1990. In July 1990, he became senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky.

President Ronald Reagan denied Magruder a pardon in 1983. In December 1995, however, Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones restored Magruder's right to vote and run for office. Magruder had worked with the governor's wife, Libby Jones, in the Habitat for Humanity project.