Stewart is editor at BigEye.com and NewsWatch.org

Stewart grew up on his family's farm located in NE Ohio's Summit County. In the middle of his last high-school year he asked his parents to give their permission for him to enroll, as a 17 year-old minor, in the US Naval Air Reserves "weekend warrior" O-2 training program at the Akron, Ohio Naval Air Station.

He graduated near the top of Hudson Township's 1951 class of forty-seven students. After spending part of that summer on active training duty, he commuted from home to Kent State University and to NAS Akron. The following summer his Navy Squadron flew an east coast logistical air wing based at Norfolk, VA Naval Air Station. He has fond memories of flying at 17 - 20 years of age in these Navy propeller-driven airplanes: PBY, SNJ, SNB, TBM, and R4D.

The Navy enabled him to transfer to Ohio State University and occupied his time again throughout the following summer. By December of 1955, at which time he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, the war in Korea had ended. More importantly for him, education and developing personal convictions precluded him from pursuing a military career.

He went to work within a few days of graduation, with a "Q" Security Clearance from the Atomic Energy Commission, in a laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, within walking distance of the college. An avid reader, by 1960 he no longer considered an academic or military career, nor a lifetime spent working in the confines of a laboratory. He took a job in Ohio with Lever Brothers Company, a large consumer products marketing firm that offered a two-year in-field sales-training program. After the two years he was promoted and transferred to New York City where he eventually participated in the introduction of new products.

He resigned from Lever after six years to triple his income, switching from marketing consumer products to industrial sales. By 1968 he had become one of the nation's top producing truck-body salesmen, selling to major truck-rental companies. After learning the techniques of successful distributor marketing, he moved on to become regional sales manager of a company for a couple of years and then the general sales manager of a division of a publicly traded company. He drove the business into a profitable position within his first full quarter's accounting period.

In 1976 he decided to go into business for himself and to return to his mid-western roots. In the course of a year he built an early Century-21 real estate franchise into the SE Ohio region's leading office in all areas: recruiting, listings, sales, and profit. Bored with that business, he began to study the way that personal financial products were marketed, especially "savings-type" or "money-back" life-insurance. These were financial contracts that he could never fully comprehend.

After sending away for The Consumers Union Guide to Life Insurance and reading it carefully, it became obvious to him that accurate information was needed from other than the industry's trained salesmen and their clever General Agents.

He then studied several books on the subject, including Norman F. Dacey's What's Wrong with Your Life Insurance, G. Scott Reynolds' The Mortality Merchants, the classic chapter #13 on life-insurance in Venita Van Caspel's Money Dynamics, and Randal A. Hendricks definitive study, "A Legal Analysis of the Sale of Life Insurance", [The Houston Law Review 810 (1969)].

He decided to recruit and train a marketing organization that would accurately inform consumers, enabling them to make financial decisions in the interest of their families rather than in those of already financially bloated life-insurance companies.

He met and joined forces with a couple of older highly successful and experienced sales executives, the men who introduced the marketing of mutual funds to the American public. Together, over the next several years, he worked with the progressive insurance companies for which they designed products his own company marketed.

In 1980 he wrote and self-published Financial Recovery. Advertised in full-page ads in "Life Insurance Selling" magazine, where it received a favorable review, thousands of copies were bought by individual agents and agencies across America where it helped to create substantial industry changes.

From 1980 to 1985 he built, owned, and managed a company that became one of the top volume diversified brokerage agencies in America, marketing selected financial products nationally, including tax-deferred single-premium annuities before the tax-law was changed from FIFO to LIFO effective Aug. 14, 1982, and selling attractive unregistered tax-sheltered investments before the IRS eliminated them with TEFRA. Before the personal computer age, he struggled to learn how to program the TI-59 in order to provide responsible agents throughout the country a means of calculating and presenting replicable and accountable financial product analyses for their clients at the point of sale.

He made the stupid mistake by entering politics. A couple of friends and Stewart picked a slate of state-wide candidates after helping the new Libertarian Party gain Ohio ballot access. He ran for the Ohio Senate, campaigning on rejection of the state income tax, repeal of the federal income tax, and audit of the Federal Reserve System. He put a sign on the back of his motorcycle's seat that read, "Stop the Federal Income Tax". It got a lot of approving honks. In retrospect, he realizes how politically naive he was at the time. He did relatively well at the polls but unexpectedly generated personally destructive and formidable enemies.

His brilliant younger brother Bob, a PhD geologist living in Florida, had for years been encouraging him to move south. In January 1986, during a particularly cold Ohio winter, he relocated to Sarasota, Florida, a community which he loves today as much as he did the first day he found it. He hopes to live peacefully there to age 100 among interesting neighbors. He is best contacted as Stewart in www.emailclub.com


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The 9/11 Media Show And Its Victims

A Media Wizard

A Media Wizard

by Stewart Ogilby

 

It is tragi-comical to watch those who demand that the story of 3000 murdered victims be true turn to the show’s perpetrators for evidence. Apparent mysteries of 911 are unravelled by first, identifying its perpetrators, and second, by understanding the nature of the show itself.

First, the perpetrators: The show was scripted, produced, and aired by perpetrators. The perpetrators of 911 are those who own and control America’s media. They are America’s real criminals along with commercial bankers, corporations that profit from war, and others dependent upon a war economy. Add to this devilish mix those in government who train and employ men in the military and the police. Marginal men who respect only brute force, some addicted to violence and others suspicious of and confused by any expression of intellect, are paid to advance and preserve the criminals’ interests. They exist neither to defend the nation nor to protect rational interests of mankind. Tack on international components consisting of Middle East hegemony, acquisition of oil resources, and the control of Arab demographics and the motives for 911 become apparent.

Second, the show: Somewhere 911 has been referred to as a “media crime”. That is inaccurate when one understands the nature of that show. Had nearly 3000 been murdered on 911 it would have been a major crime. It isn’t even accurate to refer to 911 as having been a “media event”. Little that media obliged us to believe occurred on 911 actually happened, including “thousands of witnesses” to a commercial airliner in NYC. Most of the day’s uproar was more of a non-event. It is best described as a “media show”.

The significant event that did happen was the successful demolition of outdated and financially unattractive commercial buildings located in New York City’s World Trade Center complex. Shanksville and Pentagon “crash” ruses were subplots of a carefully scripted hijacked airliners theme within the 911 show. They served to add credibility to terrorist attack claims that resulted in a huge insurance bonanza for those leasing the NY buildings. Those two highly touted “airliner crashes” served also to distract the public’s attention from the massive urban renewal project then being launched in NYC. So much for the nature of the 911 Media Show.

For some unfathomable reason those interested in unravelling 911’s mysteries turn to the show’s criminal perpetrators for truth about its victims theme, the massacre of nearly 3000 innocent humans. Vengeful “unrelated” mourners seem blissfully unaware of media’s role



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