History Maker- Michael Zomber

The love and passion for history have led Michael Zomber to collect arms and armor for more than 40 years. He does not keep the history for himself. Instead, he has been sharing it with Americans. Zomber has had the quest to maintain the history and tell the story of guns and other firearms.

The history maker and conserver mainly collect Japanese Samurai weapons and Bushido weapons. He also collects swords and armor. With the years he has been collecting the weapons, Mike has extended his collection to European and Islamic arms and armor. Learn more about Michael Zomber:  https://about.me/mzomber

Zomber is so passionate about gun collection and knows well that its collection is of great value and those who love history appreciates it. His collection is a clear indication of how technology had advanced and pushed the world to a whole new level regarding firearms.

The historian has a website which has opened an opportunity for people to see the collection and the advancement of the weapons. The site attaches an arm and its history including where it has been collected and its use.

According to White Pages, Michael Zomber is featured on a TV series “Tales of the Guns.” He has also been a guest on several programs including; Million Dollar Guns, Guns of the famous, and Guns of the Orient. Zomber is not only a history maker, but he is also a philanthropist who supports and promotes peacemaking organizations such as Doctors without Borders, UNICEF, and other NGOs.

His enthusiastic support for the peacemaking groups is due to his knowledge of the conflict the weapons he collects cause. Mike is originally from Washington DC but lives in Philadelphia with his lovely wife and his two children.

Michael Zomber can well be described as a storyteller who does not only collects arms but has also written several scripts including; a child of the civil war, Jesus and the Samurai, Betsy that’s me, Shogun Iemitsu, and Soul of SamuraI which is a documentary he produced with his wife.

After graduating from high school, Mike went to pursue English Literature at the UCLA, and he graduated with honors. His e ducat ion has helped write several books both fiction and non-fiction.

Anthony Petrello General and Philanthropic Contributions

Tony Petrello is currently known as the Chief Executive Officer, President as well as the chairman of the Nabors Industries Limited. His position in this company is a big deal because the Nabors Company is in one of the most profitable businesses there are, the oil business. The Nabors Company more specifically deals in contract oil drilling and other field oil services, with five hundred active oil rigs in twenty-five countries. Anthony Petrello ranks among the highest paid bosses in America. However, Petrello did not simply happen to his current position on Bloomberg; rather there was a figurative ladder that he had to rise to, to get to his position.

Petrello’s Background before Nabors
Anthony Petrello or Tony Petrello as referred to by his colleagues among others has quite the resume with regards to his educational background. Tony holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Harvard Law School. That is not all; he also has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters’ degree in Mathematics from Yale University. Tony joined the Baker & McKenzie law firm in 1979, where he specialized in dealing with taxation, international arbitration, and corporate law on texaschildrens.org.

Anthony Petrello’s Rise in Nabors Industries
Tony landed on the Nabors’ board of directors straight from his joining of the company in 1991, his specialization in corporate taxes in his previous job at the Baker & McKenzie law firm had an influence in getting him into that position. He got elected to the Executive Committee of the Board in the same year, where he has served as the Chief Operating Officer and President until 2011. From 2011 he became the Chief Executive Officer as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the board from 2012 of the Nabors Company to date. In addition to his titles, Tony Petrello is charged with the responsibility to provide the Nabors Company with strategic planning initiatives that give the Company direction and enable it to be an adaptive and competitive Company in a dynamic market. This role he has succeeded in because since Tony became CEO of Nabors’ share price has upped to 180%.

Anthony Petrello’s Other Commitments
Anthony and his wife Cynthia Petrello have an eight-year-old daughter, Carena Petrello who was born with periventricular leukomalacia (PLV) at http://people.equilar.com/bio/anthony-petrello-nbr/salary/503049#.WFgTQSMrJNQ. This condition that Carena was born with is a common neurological disease that attacks premature infants. It entails the lack of blood flow to the brain, which for Carena has resulted into chronically impaired motor skills, as well as other developmental delay problems. The condition of their daughter has made the Petrellos devoted to finding answers, so much so that they have made donations of five million dollars with a total commitment of seven million dollars to fund the research of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute to help their daughter and others like her. Anthony Petrello is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Children’s Hospital.

George Soros Continues To Fight The Good Fight

George Soros is many things. He is a billionaire stock and currency trader. He is a philanthropist who spends tens on millions of dollars to fight tyrants and dictators around the globe. And recently, he has become a target of the conservative right.

Fox News, Glenn Beck, and Breitbart have all taken shots at Soros in the last few years. His crime? Supporting Democratic candidates on Forbes and fighting for liberty and freedom for people all over the world.

Soros is portrayed as a shadowy figure in liberal politics by the far right. In reality, he has made no secret that he supports those candidates who share his values and beliefs.

George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 to Jewish parents. George Soros spent his childhood living in fear of the Nazi regime. His father created fake identities for the entire family and hid their Jewishness from the Nazis.

It is Soros’ very Jewishness that has become at talking point to the far right. They accuse him of being anti-Semitic, which could not be further from the truth. However, this line of attack is, sadly, a hallmark of those on the right.

Read more: And Now: Anti-Semitism

Beck and those like him, will twist Soros’ effort to defeat Communism in countries like Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), the Ukraine, and Georgia as sinister attempts to overthrow legitimate governments. For people who claim to love Democracy and hate Communism this seem like a strange line of attack.

That is until they start in with the anti-Semitism. They use the tried and true buzzwords of “international banker”, “globalist”, and “puppet master.” These are all smears used by the far right to take down prominent Jews and breed fear.

It is this kind of fear mongering that diverts attention from the important work that Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OFS) are doing all around the world. George Soros founded OFS in order to build tolerant governments throughout the world and hold those governments accountable to their citizens.

George Soros is working to bring transparency to all governments and to make sure that every citizen has their basic human rights. The far right will continue to demonize Soros (and others like him) but they will not be able to stop the work he and OFS are doing to improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

Learn more about George Soros: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros