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June 2020

McDonalds or Black Lives Matter?

This is the hamburger joint McDonald's Twitter page.

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And this is just a small collection of the things McDonalds is focussed on today.

Either McDonalds knows their market much better than I do, or it's in danger of falling victim to Go Woke Go Broke.

Focus on the food guys.

Great work from Seeker of Truth following the Black Lives Matter money trails


There is much controversy about donations being made to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter Network is not a registered charity under IRS laws and therefore has to pay tax on the donations it receives. To overcome this, it uses Act Blue to take the donations on its behalf. It then has Act Blue pass those funds onto Thousand Currents to take advantage of its fiscal sponsor arrangement approved by the IRS whereby no tax is then payable by BLM on the donations it has received.

Thousand Currents then doles out the money to the causes that BLM chooses. Thousand Currents originates in California.



"In 2016, BLM Global Network approached Thousand Currents to create a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Thousand Currents, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, provides the legal and administrative framework to enable BLM to fulfill its mission. Fiscal sponsorship is a common structure utilized by nonprofit organizations. Oftentimes, nonprofit initiatives seek fiscal sponsorship to be able to have the fiscal sponsor handle administrative operations while the organization focuses on its programs and builds up its own organizational infrastructure. In this capacity, we provide administrative and back office support, including finance, accounting, grants management, insurance, human resources, legal and compliance. Donations to BLM are received as restricted donations to support the activities of BLM."

A registered charity operating throughout the USA has to register in the States and the District of Columbia. It has to lodge a Unified Registration Statement. In that Statement, it is required to notify the criminal history of any board member.

Thousand Currents has a convicted criminal on its board of directors. She is only free courtesy of a Presidential pardon from Bill Clinton. She was a domestic terrorist during the Vietnam War. Her name is Susan Rosenberg.

Once Rosenberg's connection to this charity became known, Thousand Currents removed details of its board of directors from its website but the Wayback machine was able to resurrect the information. She is the Vice Chair of the board

Here is the 2018 Form 990 Annual Return for the Sec 501 charity Thousand Currents


The Schedules to that Return


Thousand Currents operates a investment fund called Buen Vivir Fund

Here is its 2016 return when BLM first joined up -


Nothing is as it seems.

Ralph and Ruby Blewitt open their brand new restaurant in Alor Setar, Malaysia - Kenyalang Cafe

Congratulations to Ralph and Ruby Blewitt on the opening of Kanyalang Cafe in Chinatown, Alor Setar, Keddah Malaysia.

It's been Ruby's passion to open a restaurant serving authentic Sarawak cuisine - Ruby's a proud Sarawak native.

Their Specialty dish is Laksa Sarawak with all the ingredients imported from Sarawak - even the coffee they serve originates there.

It's a gutsy effort to open a restaurant at any time - let alone during the Coronavirus lockdowns and disruptions.  It's really terrific to see Ruby and Ralph investing and creating something great!

Well done! 



Ralph and Ruby with a local Datuk or community leader.


Flowers from other local businesses on their opening.