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Demos was founded in 1993 by former Marxism Today editors Julia Middleton, Martin Jacques, and Geoff Mulgan. <ref name="craggs" /> The organization promotes policies consistent with those of al-Qaeda and the defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and encourages state suppression of all public opposition to these policies.
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D'''THE GRAND DAD EMPIRE''' ARE a prolific VINESAUCE-centric MEME group based in BEDROCK CITY. Their largest periods of activity seemed to be around the time SILVAGUNNER was terminated, when they were hosting several unofficial VINESAUCE gaming events (which they assure you repeatedly are ''not'' official Tournaments and are in no way affiliated with JOEL).
  
==Membership==
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They operated out of the SilvaGunner YouTube channel until it was terminated in 2014, after which they appear to have transitioned briefly to GiivaSunner in September of 2016 before returning to SilvaGunner in June of 2018.
  
===Founders===
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== CHANNELS ==
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The original forums appeared to function as four services: preparation and communication in service of coming events, discussion about new HIGH-QUALITY RIPS, MEME showcase, and general VINESAUCE or unrelated discussion.
  
Demos was founded in 1993 by editors of [[Marxism Today]] and their supporters.
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== EVENTS ==
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The VINESAUCE MEME events that The GRAND DAD EMPIRE held were known for being diverse and involved, due in large part to their incredibly strong YTP scene.  These events would involve VINESAUCE-branded fan-made HIGH-QUALITY RIPS for SONGS that wouldn't exist for nearly a decade, and some that still don't!  They also hosted some of the first KING FOR ANOTHER DAY tournaments, with fan HIGH-QUALITY RIPS.
  
* [[Stephen B. Heintz]] - Founding president. <ref name="heintz_founder"/> President of the [[Rockefeller Brothers Fund]] and a supporter of the BDS movement.<ref name="heintz_bds"/> Heintz is also a board member of the [[EastWest Institute]] and the [[Leadership Group on U.S.-Muslim Engagement]] and an attendee of the [[US-Islamic World Forum]].
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In later years, an event known as GRAND FEST was hosting PREMIERES for GRAND DAD Fantasy, KING FOR ANOTHER DAY, GRANDmachine, HE THICC 69, and MEME Wars, as of 2019.
* [[Julia Middleton]] - Wife of [[Rupert Middleton]] of [[The Industrial Society]]. Co-founder of the [[Impetus Trust]] and member of the [[Media Standards Trust]]. Employed in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
 
* [[Martin Jacques]]
 
* [[Geoff Mulgan]] - first director. <ref name="craggs"/> CEO of [[Nesta]] and board member of [[Labs for Systems Change]].
 
* [[Ian Hargreaves]] - Member of the [[Runnymede Trust]] and the [[Media Standards Trust]].
 
  
===UK===  
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== HIGH-QUALITY RIPS and MEMES ==  
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Some HIGH-QUALITY RIPS appear to have seen releases or updates in 5th and 6th edition.  Note that The GRAND DAD EMPIRE seem to have been most active between 2012 and 2019.
  
Staff<ref name="demos_uk_people"/>
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* GRAND DAD 2: SPASTIC BOOGALOO
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* GRAND DAD 3: THE GAUNTLET OF ASS (FEATURING SMOL NOZOMI, TITO DICKMAN, SPONGE, HE THICC, and SANS UNDERTALE)
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* GRAND DAD 4: GRAND DAD IS GOD
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* GRAND DAD 5: DEATH TO 1D4CHAN
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* GRAND DAD 6: GAYMERGAYTE RISING
  
* [[Polly Mackenzie]] - Chief Executive. Director of Policy to the Deputy Prime Minister from 2010-15.
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GRAND DAD IS LOVE
* [[Maeve Thompson]] - Director of External Affairs.
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GRAND DAD IS LIFE
* [[Alex Krasodomski-Jones]] - Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media
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GRAND DAD WILL CONQUER THIS WIKI
* [[Carl Miller]] - Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media. Member of [[Microsoft]]'s Voices for Civility.
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FOR MEMES
* [[Josh Smith]] - Senior Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media and Chief Technical Officer, Demos
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FOR VINESAUCE
* [[Laurence Cubbon]] - Chief of Staff & Senior Operations Officer
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AND FOR
* [[Izzy Little]] - Digital Production and Events Officer
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SILVAGUNNER
* [[Sacha Hilhorst]] - Senior Researcher
 
* [[Ben Glover]] - Senior Researcher
 
* [[Asli Atay]] - Researcher
 
* [[Elliot Jones]] - Researcher
 
* [[Ellen Judson]] - Researcher
 
* [[Rose Lasko-Skinner]] - Researcher
 
* [[Tessa van Rens]] - Researcher
 
* [[David Weir]] - Technology Director, CASM. Prof David Weir is a Professor of Computer Science and co-director of the Text Analysis Group (taglaboratory.org).
 
* [[Jeremy Reffin]] - Implementation Director, CASM. Jeremy is co-director of the Text Analysis Group (taglaboratory.org) at the University of Sussex. He was formerly a partner at [[Apax Partners]]
 
* [[Andrew Gloag]] - Research Assistant
 
* [[Bibi Nubir]] - Finance and Administrative Assistant
 
* [[Ava Berry]] - Research Assistant. Ava graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017 with an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation. Prior to joining Demos she worked in the childcare sector and interned for the [[International Drug Policy Consortium]]. She also volunteers for the [[50:50 Parliament]] campaign
 
* [[Jamie Bartlett]] - Senior Fellow. He led the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos for 10 years until December 2018.
 
* [[Charles Seaford]] - Senior Fellow.  Charles leads the Power and Institutions programme at Demos. He is a Co-Investigator at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, an ESRC funded research consortium and a Director of Represent Us, a campaigning group.
 
  
Associates and Contributors
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[[Category: Meme]][[Category: GRAND DAD]][[Category: GRAND DAD Fantasy]]
* [[Tom Pollard]] - Associate
 
* [[Rose Acton]] - Associate
 
 
 
Trustees:
 
* Dame [[Julie Mellor]] DBE - Chair of the Young Foundation and the Federation of Industry Sector Skills and Standards. She is a Trustee of Involve, the public participation charity.
 
* [[Alessandra Buonfino]]
 
* [[Ian Corfield]] - Chief Commercial Officer at New Day
 
* [[Nick Claydon]]
 
* [[Matt Nixon]]
 
* [[Neil Sherlock]]
 
 
 
===USA===
 
 
 
Board:<ref name="demos_usa" />
 
 
 
* [[Heather McGhee]] - board member of [[Rockefeller Brothers Fund]] and [[Indivisible]]
 
* [[Amelia Warren Tyagi]] - chair
 
* [[Amy Hanauer]] - Vice chair
 
* [[Ruth Wooden]] - Treasurer
 
* [[Connie Cagampang Heller]] - Secretary. Runs the [[Groundswell Fund]] with [[Jonathan Heller]] of [[Center for Community Change]]. 
 
* [[Mark Alexander]]
 
* [[Janet Dewart Bell]] of the [[Women's Media Center]]
 
* Rev [[Janet McCune Edwards]]
 
* [[Paul Egerman]] - member of [[American Bridge 21st Century]] and [[Barack Obama]]'s inaugural committee
 
* [[Robert M. Franklin Jr.]]
 
* [[Joshua Fryday]]
 
* [[Gina Glantz]] - Vice president of [[Oxfam]] America Action Fund
 
* [[Van Jones]] - [[MIT Media Lab]] Director's Fellow. Co-founder of [[Color of Change]]. Member of [[Democracy Alliance]].
 
* [[Mary Mountcastle]]
 
* [[Rashad Robinson]] - Co-founder of [[Color of Change]]
 
* [[Janet Shenk]]
 
* [[Joseph Dinorcia]] - VP Administration / CFO
 
* [[Brenda Wright]] - VP Legal Strategy
 
* [[Tamara Draught]] - VP Policy and Research
 
* [[Lucy Mayo]] - Senior VP Operations
 
* [[Tori O'Neal-McElrath]] - VP External Affairs. Director of institutional advancement at [[Center for Community Change]].
 
* [[Jodeen Olguin-Tayler]] - VP Policy and Strategic Partnership
 
* [[Kalin Drzewiecki-Sezer]] - Dir Admin and Budget
 
* [[Lewis Daly]] - Dir Policy and Research
 
* [[Lucien Rothenstein]] - Deputy dir, political affairs and support strat
 
* [[Lisa Danetz]] - Legal dir
 
 
 
Significant payments:
 
 
 
* $327k to [[Third Sector New England]]
 
* $156k to [[SKDKnickerbocker]] LLC
 
 
 
===Others of note===
 
 
 
* [[Jonathan Birdwell]] - Head of Policy and Research at the [[Institute for Strategic Dialogue]] since September 2015. Previously head of the Citizenship and Political Participation program at Demos. <ref name="birdwell"/>
 
* [[Spencer Overton]] - Member of the National Advisory Committee of [[The Democracy Fund]] of [[Pierre Omidyar]]. Former board member of [[Demos]], [[Common Cause]], The [[Center for Responsive Politics]], and the [[American Constitution Society]] of the [[Israel Policy Forum]]'s [[David Halperin]], son of [[Morton Halperin]].
 
* [[Sarah Campbell Kennedy]] - Head of Operations at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue since March 2015. Head of Partnerships & Events at Demos from October 2010 - January 2012.<ref name="sarahcampbellkennedy" />
 
* [[Tom Bentley]] - Executive director of Demos as of 2003.<ref name="craggs" />
 
 
 
==Activities==
 
 
 
===Common Purpose===
 
 
 
Common Purpose was founded by Demos co-founder Julia Middleton. <ref name="cpcorbett"/>
 
 
 
Leadership: <ref name="craggs" />
 
 
 
* [[Julia Middleton]] of [[Demos]]
 
* [[Charles Manby]] of [[Goldman Sachs]]
 
* [[Anthony Salz]] of [[NM Rothschild]], vice chair of the [[BBC]] Board of Governors, and board member of the Department for Education
 
* [[David Loyn]] of the [[BBC]]
 
* Sir [[Brandon Gough]] - Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Chair of the Common Purpose Charitable Trust
 
 
 
Supporters include:
 
 
 
* [[Robert Peston]], business editor of [[BBC]] News
 
* [[Cressida Dick]] of the London Metropolitan Police
 
 
 
Graduates are alleged to include: <ref name="craggs" />
 
 
 
* [[David Cameron]]
 
* [[Nick Clegg]]
 
* [[Gordon Brown]]
 
* [[Jonathan Porritt]] - chairman of [[Forum for the Future]]
 
* [[Barack Obama]]
 
 
 
===Media Standards Trust===
 
 
 
The Media Standards Trust tried to usurp and replace the authority of the Press Complaints Commission as the governing body of all media in the UK by using a bogus research report and fake news reports in the Guardian to buff up their credentials. They were given unusually favorable coverage by the BBC.<ref name="pendlebury"/>
 
 
 
* [[David Bell]] - chairman of the [[Financial Times]], chair of the steering committee for the [[National Equality Standard]]
 
* [[Julia Middleton]] - of Demos, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Common Purpose
 
* [[Helena Kennedy]] - President of the [[School of Oriental and African Studies]] (SOAS) and board member of the [[Institute for Strategic Dialogue]]
 
* [[Albert Scardino]] - Executive editor of [[The Guardian]] 2002-2004
 
 
 
===#ReclaimTheInternet===
 
 
 
Demos provided research to support the #ReclaimTheInternet campaign promoted by [[Yvette Cooper]], [[Maria Miller]], [[Stella Creasy]], [[Jo Swinson]] and [[Jess Phillips]]. <ref name="wakefield"/>
 
 
 
===Firing of Matt Bruenig===
 
 
 
Demos fired political analyst Matt Bruenig for insulting [[Neera Tanden]], the President and CEO of the [[Center for American Progress]].<ref name="bruenig" />
 
 
 
===Five-Alarm Fire letter===
 
 
 
[[Heather McGhee]] and [[Rashad Robinson]] were among 22 organizations of the [[Five-Alarm Fire letter]] denouncing Donald Trump. Co-signatories included [[Linda Sarsour]]. <ref name="fivealarmfire"/>
 
 
 
===Social Transformation Project===
 
 
 
Demos is among the members of the [[Social Transformation Project]]. <ref name="stp"/>
 
 
 
===National Security and Human Rights Campaign===
 
 
 
Demos is among the participants in the [[Open Society Institute]]'s National Security and Human Rights (NSHR) Campaign, a project of the [[George Soros]] organization and [[Muslim Advocates]] to reduce public support for fighting al-Qaeda. <ref name="nshr"/>
 
 
 
===Indivisible===
 
 
 
* [[Bill Dempsey]] - Chief Financial Officer, [[SEIU]]
 
* [[Christie George]] - Director, New Media Ventures
 
* [[Leah Greenberg]] - Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project
 
* [[Marielena Hincapié]] - Executive Director, [[National Immigration Law Center]]
 
* [[Ezra Levin]] - Co-Executive Director, Indivisible Project
 
* [[Heather McGhee]] - President, Demos
 
* [[Tom Perriello]] - CEO of Win Virginia and board member of [[Avaaz]]
 
 
 
===Starbucks===
 
 
 
The Starbucks coffee chain hired [[Demos]], the [[Anti-Defamation League]], the [[Equal Justice Initiative]], and the [[NAACP]] to give mandatory racial bias training to all employees. <ref name="gabbatt" />
 
 
 
===Fabian Society, Tavistock, and Chatham House===
 
 
 
James Higham associates Demos with the [[Tavistock Institute]], the [[Fabian Society]], and [[Chatham House]], alleges that "The Fabian Society literally controls the [[European Union]]", and notes that early Fabian Society members Sidney Webb and Beatrice Webb were Soviet agents.<ref name="4liberty_demos"/>
 
 
 
===City of London===
 
 
 
Demos works for the mayor of London to identify social media users who have negative opinions about Islam. <ref name="demos_anti_islamic/>
 
 
 
: Anti-Islamic Content on Twitter
 
: This analysis was presented at the Mayor of London's Policing and Crime Summit on Monday 24 April, 2017.
 
: Over a year, Demos' researchers detected 143,920 Tweets sent from the UK considered to be derogatory and anti-Islamic - this is about 393 a day. These Tweets were sent from over 47,000 different users, and fell into a number of different categories - from directed insults to broader political statements.
 
 
 
===International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence===
 
 
 
[[Jonathan Birdwell]] of [[Demos]] was among the speakers at the release of the report ''A Neo-Nationalist Movement: The English Defense League and Europe's Counter-Jihad Movement''<ref name="edl_war"/> which describes all ''opposition to'' Muslim jihad as "violent" and "right-wing", along with all support for British law and culture. <ref name="edl_report"/>
 
 
 
Speakers
 
* [[James Brokenshire]] MP, Home Office Minister for Crime and Security - delivered keynote speech
 
* [[Ian Bradshaw]], Tackling Extremism & Hate Crime Division, DCLG,
 
* [[Matthew Collins]], [[Hope not Hate]]
 
* [[Roger Griffin]], Oxford Brookes University
 
* [[Jonathan Birdwell]], [[Demos]]
 
* [[Maria Margaronis]], [[The Nation]]
 
* [[Magnus Ranstorp]], [[Swedish National Defence College]]
 
* [[Vidhya Ramalingam]], [[Institute for Strategic Dialogue]]
 
 
 
Moderators:
 
* Professor [[Peter Neumann]]
 
* Dr. [[John Bew]] of ICSR.
 
 
 
Partners:
 
* [[Community Security Trust]] (CST)
 
* the [[Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies]] (CATS)
 
* [[Swedish National Defence College]]
 
 
 
===Arab Spring===
 
 
 
Avaaz provided propaganda support for the NATO invasion of Libya in 2011<ref name="morningstar"/> and the Islamist side of the civil war in Syria.<ref name="beeley"/>
 
 
 
===Runnymede Trust===
 
 
 
[[Ian Hargreaves]] was a member of the [[Runnymede Trust]] which called for opposition to [[Islamophobia]],<ref name="runnymede_report" /> a term developed by an American branch of al-Qaeda, the [[International Institute for Islamic Thought]], to refer to all opposition to al-Qaeda. <ref name="islamophobia"/>
 
 
 
===Suspicious Deaths===
 
 
 
David Hawkins of Hawk's Cafe accused [[Cressida Dick]] of using Crown Agents' Sisters and ADT Security to assassinate [[Gareth Williams]] in 2010. <ref name="hawks_claim"/>
 
 
 
A member of [[Friends of the Earth]] assassinated [[Pim Fortuyn]] in 2002 for opposing Muslim immigration into Europe. Friends of the Earth participated in the 2004 Critical Lawyers Conference<ref name="2004clc" /> where [[Helena Kennedy]] of the Media Standards Trust was a speaker, and has published<ref name="why_women" /> an essay by [[Nidhi Tandon]] of [[Networked Intelligence]] who wrote in support of the [[Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development]] during a trip to the United Nations by [[Zoe Quinn]] and [[Anita Sarkeesian]].
 
 
 
==Rockefeller Brothers Fund==
 
 
 
Trustees as of 2016<ref>http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990pf_pdf_archive/131/131760106/131760106_201612_990PF.pdf</ref>
 
 
 
* [[Steven C. Rockefeller]]
 
* [[Anne Bartley]]
 
* [[Vali Nasr]]
 
* [[R. Nicholas Burns]] - member of [[Council on Foreign Relations]] and [[National Security Action]], board member of [[Belfer Center]] at [[Harvard University]], former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under President George W. Bush
 
* [[Valerie Rockefeller]]
 
* [[Joseph A. Pierson]]
 
* [[Miranda M. Kaiser]]
 
* [[Wendy Gordon Rockefeller]]
 
* [[Justin Rockefeller]]
 
* [[Arlene Shuler]]
 
* [[Marsha Simms]]
 
* [[Kavita Ramdas]] of [[Women Have Wings]] and the [[Ford Foundation]]
 
* [[Daniel Levy]] - Co-founder of [[J Street]], co-director of the [[Middle East Task Force]] at the [[New America Foundation]]
 
* [[Peter O'Neill]]
 
* [[Hugh Lawson]]
 
* [[Majorie Pillsbury]]
 
* [[Jennifer Nolan]]
 
* [[Ryan Crocker]]
 
* [[Heather McGhee]]
 
* [[Wyatt Rockefeller]]
 
 
 
Officers:
 
* [[Stephen Heintz]]
 
* [[Elizabeth C. Campbell]]
 
* [[Geraldine Watson]]
 
* [[Nancy Muirhead]]
 
* [[Judy A. Clark]]
 
 
 
Highest paid employees
 
 
 
* [[Michael Northrup]]
 
* [[Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas]]
 
* [[Shenyu Belsky]]
 
* [[Haki Abazi]] - director of the Kosovo office of the [[East West Management Institute]]
 
* [[Ariadne Papagapitos]]
 
 
 
Highest paid contractors
 
* [[Perella Weinberg Partners]]
 
* [[Greenrock Corporation]]
 
* [[Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler]]
 
* [[Investure, LLC]]
 
* [[Ventucom, LLC]]
 
 
 
Major donors
 
* [[David Rockefeller]] - $1.388m
 
* [[Climateworks Foundation]] - $1m
 
 
 
===People of Note===
 
 
 
* [[Judy Belk]] - President and CEO of the [[California Wellness Foundation]], Director of Public Affairs for the [[Association of Bay Area Governments]], board member of
 
[[Surdna Foundation]], [[Ms. Foundation]], [[American Civil Liberties Union]], and the [[California Endowment]].
 
 
 
===Muslim migration===
 
 
 
The [[Rockefeller Brothers Fund]] is among the backers of the [[European Stability Initiative]],<ref name="nato_eu_refugee"/> a project to promote mass Muslim migration to Europe as in the strategic war plan of [[Khalid Sheikh Mohammad]] of [[al-Qaeda]].<ref name="qaeda_immigration" />
 
 
 
===Radical Feminism===
 
 
 
Hollywood director Aaron Russo claims that Nick Rockefeller took credit for inventing the Women's Liberation movement.<ref name="russo"/>
 
 
 
<ref name="russo">Paul Joseph Watson, ''Rockefeller Admitted Elite Goal Of Microchipped Population'', Prison Planet, Monday, January 29, 2007, http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/290107rockefellergoal.htm https://archive.is/H6rtm</ref>
 
 
 
: Rockefeller also told Russo that he would see soldiers looking in caves in Afghanistan and Pakistan for Osama bin Laden and that there would be an "Endless war on terror where there's no real enemy and the whole thing is a giant hoax," so that "the government could take over the American people," according to Russo, who said that Rockefeller was cynically laughing and joking as he made the astounding prediction.
 
 
 
: In a later conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo what he thought women's liberation was about. Russo's response that he thought it was about the right to work and receive equal pay as men, just as they had won the right to vote, caused Rockefeller to laughingly retort, "You're an idiot! Let me tell you what that was about, we the Rockefeller's funded that, we funded women's lib, we're the one's who got all of the newspapers and television - the Rockefeller Foundation."
 
 
 
: Rockefeller told Russo of two primary reasons why the elite bankrolled women's lib, one because before women's lib the bankers couldn't tax half the population and two because it allowed them to get children in school at an earlier age, enabling them to be indoctrinated into accepting the state as the primary family, breaking up the traditional family model.
 
 
 
==Media Relationships==
 
 
 
===BBC===
 
 
 
* [[Anthony Salz]] - the vice chair of the [[BBC]] Board of Governors, among the leaders of Common Purpose
 
* [[David Loyn]] - [[BBC]] foreign correspondant, among the leaders of Common Purpose
 
* [[Robert Peston]] - business editor of [[BBC]] News, alleged supporter of Common Purpose
 
 
 
===The Guardian===
 
 
 
[[The Guardian]]'s former executive editor [[Albert Scardino]] (2002-2004) is a member of Media Standards Trust.
 
 
 
===The Economist===
 
 
 
[[Albert Scardino]]'s wife [[Marjorie Scardino]] was President of [[The Economist]] from 1997-2002.
 
 
 
===Financial Times===
 
 
 
[[Financial Times]] chairman [[David Bell]] is a member of the Media Standards Trust.
 
 
 
===Pearson===
 
 
 
[[Marjorie Scardino]] was CEO of [[Pearson]] from 1997-2002.
 
 
 
===Buzzfeed===
 
 
 
Rockefeller Brothers Fund vice president [[Adam Wolfensohn]] is on the board of the [[Harmony Institute]] with [[Buzzfeed]] founder [[Jonah Peretti]]. The Harmony Institute is hosted at [[Eyebeam]] which was hosted at [[The New School]].
 
 
 
===Huffington Post===
 
 
 
[[Jonah Peretti]] is a co-founder of the [[Huffington Post]] with [[Ken Lerer]] and [[Eric Hippeau]] of [[Lerer Ventures]].
 
 
 
===4chan===
 
 
 
[[Lerer Ventures]] hired 4chan owner [[Christopher Poole]] in 2010. <ref name="lerer_4chan"/>
 
 
 
===Al Jazeera===
 
 
 
The Arabic edition of [[Huffington Post]] is managed by [[Wadah Khanfar]], the former manager of [[Qatar]] state television [[Al Jazeera]] and a member of the [[International Crisis Group]].
 
 
 
===MacArthur Foundation===
 
 
 
[[Marjorie Scardino]] is chair of the [[MacArthur Foundation]] which hosts the [[Data+Society Research Group]] of [[Joi Ito]], director of [[MIT Media Lab]].
 
 
 
===New York Times===
 
 
 
[[Joi Ito]] is a member of the board of the [[New York Times]].
 
 
 
===Sony===
 
 
 
[[Joi Ito]] is a member of the board of [[Sony]].
 
 
 
===Wikipedia===
 
 
 
[[Joi Ito]]'s sister [[Mimi Ito]] is on the board of [[Wikipedia]].
 
 
 
===Twitter===
 
 
 
[[Marjorie Scardino]] is a board member of Twitter.
 
 
 
==References==
 
 
 
<references>
 
<ref name="craggs">Ken Craggs, Leaders with a Common Purpose, personal blog, http://kencraggs.livejournal.com/2064.html https://archive.is/wdgJV</ref>
 
<ref name="heintz_founder">Rockefeller Brothers Fund, ''Staff: Officer Bios'', http://web.archive.org/web/20061001024324/http://www.rbf.org/about/bios_officers.html http://archive.is/OUzt9</ref>
 
<ref name="demos_uk_people">''Demos Staff'', https://demos.co.uk/about/our-people https://archive.is/KG7IL</ref>
 
<ref name="heintz_bds">''Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Explains BDS to His Trustees'', Tablet, http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/239204/rockefeller-brothers-fund-president-explains-bds-to-his-trustees-its-about-justice-dignity-and-security https://archive.is/yrSMu</ref>
 
<ref name="birdwell">''Jonathan Birdwell'', Battle of Ideas, http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2015/speaker_detail/10878 https://archive.is/Et5YI</ref>
 
<ref name="demos_usa">http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/134/134105066/134105066_201706_990.pdf</ref>
 
<ref name="bruenig">Matthew Yglesias, ''Bruenighazi: How a feisty Bernie blogger's firing explains Democratic politics in 2016'', Vox, May 21, 2016, http://www.vox.com/2016/5/21/11724298/bruenighazi-matt-bruenig-neera-tanden-demos https://archive.is/sWLW3</ref>
 
<ref name="demos_anti_islamic">''Anti-Islamic Content on Twitter'', Demos, https://demos.co.uk/project/anti-islamic-content-on-twitter/ https://archive.is/cnJib</ref>
 
<ref name="sarahcampbellkennedy">Sarah Campbell Kennedy, LinkedIn profile, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcampbellkennedy https://archive.is/MQWeW</ref>
 
<ref name="cpcorbett">James Corbett, ''Common Purpose: Charity or Change Agent?'', Corbett Report, https://www.corbettreport.com/common-purpose-charity-or-change-agent/ https://archive.is/1kAYb</ref>
 
<ref name="hawks_claim">Abel Danger, ''My Range Dick – MI-6 Contract Hit – Equipping Hit Teams – MindBox bordereau (murdereaux) Insurance Frauds – Communications Coordination'', https://www.abeldanger.org/my-range-dick-mi-6-contract-hi/ </ref>
 
<ref name="nato_eu_refugee">''How NATO-linked Think Tanks Control EU Refugee Policy'', The Liberty Beacon, https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/nato-linked-think-tanks-control-eu-refugee-policy/ https://archive.is/eOtU9</ref>
 
<ref name="qaeda_immigration">Mark Hensch, ''9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors ‘immigration’ to defeat US'', The Hill, https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/307362-9-11-mastermind-al-qaeda-to-use-immigration-to-end-us https://archive.is/jsxQV</ref>
 
<ref name="2004clc">National Critical Lawyers Conference, Critical Lawyers Group, http://www.statewatch.org/news/2003/dec/CLG.pdf</ref>
 
<ref name="why_women">Friends of the Earth, ''Why Women Will Save The Planet'', University of Chicago Press Books, http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/W/bo22554753.html https://archive.is/rLZx3</ref>
 
<ref name="4liberty_demos">James Higham, ''Demos – a picture’s worth a thousand words'',
 
Orphans of Liberty, September 16, 2015, https://4liberty.org.uk/2015/09/16/demos-a-pictures-worth-a-thousand-words/</ref>
 
<ref name="lerer_4chan">Nick Saint, ''4Chan Founder Christopher "Moot" Poole Joins Lerer Ventures'', San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/4Chan-Founder-Christopher-Moot-Poole-Joins-2386206.php</ref>
 
<ref name="pendlebury">Richard Pendlebury, ''A nuclear bomb that dropped on the press - and the motley crew who seized their chance'', the Daily Mail, 16 November 2012, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233685/A-nuclear-bomb-dropped-press--motley-crew-seized-chance.html https://archive.is/8Aj2V</ref>
 
<ref name="wakefield">Jane Wakefield, ''Twitter abuse - 50% of misogynistic tweets from women'', 26 May 2016, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36380247 https://archive.is/BTlP6</ref>
 
<ref name="nshr">Aryeh Neier, ''National Security and Human Rights Campaign Request for Reauthorization'',
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20160815215439/http://soros.dcleaks.com/download/?f=/tab%2005%20national%20security%20human%20rights.pdf&t=us</ref>
 
<ref name="fivealarmfire">''22 National Progressive Leaders Launch "Five-Alarm Fire" Open Letter denouncing Donald Trump'', MoveOn, http://front.moveon.org/national-trump-letter/ https://archive.is/B8RAQ</ref>
 
<ref name="stp">''Who We Work With'', Social Transformation Project, http://stproject.org/about-us/who-we-work-with/ https://archive.is/B21q2</ref>
 
<ref name="gabbatt">Adam Gabbatt, ''Starbucks needs more than racial bias training after men's arrest, experts say'', The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/21/starbucks-racial-bias-training-black-men-arrested https:// https://archive.is/a8Q4M</ref>
 
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DTHE GRAND DAD EMPIRE ARE a prolific VINESAUCE-centric MEME group based in BEDROCK CITY. Their largest periods of activity seemed to be around the time SILVAGUNNER was terminated, when they were hosting several unofficial VINESAUCE gaming events (which they assure you repeatedly are not official Tournaments and are in no way affiliated with JOEL).

They operated out of the SilvaGunner YouTube channel until it was terminated in 2014, after which they appear to have transitioned briefly to GiivaSunner in September of 2016 before returning to SilvaGunner in June of 2018.

CHANNELS

The original forums appeared to function as four services: preparation and communication in service of coming events, discussion about new HIGH-QUALITY RIPS, MEME showcase, and general VINESAUCE or unrelated discussion.

EVENTS

The VINESAUCE MEME events that The GRAND DAD EMPIRE held were known for being diverse and involved, due in large part to their incredibly strong YTP scene. These events would involve VINESAUCE-branded fan-made HIGH-QUALITY RIPS for SONGS that wouldn't exist for nearly a decade, and some that still don't! They also hosted some of the first KING FOR ANOTHER DAY tournaments, with fan HIGH-QUALITY RIPS.

In later years, an event known as GRAND FEST was hosting PREMIERES for GRAND DAD Fantasy, KING FOR ANOTHER DAY, GRANDmachine, HE THICC 69, and MEME Wars, as of 2019.

HIGH-QUALITY RIPS and MEMES

Some HIGH-QUALITY RIPS appear to have seen releases or updates in 5th and 6th edition. Note that The GRAND DAD EMPIRE seem to have been most active between 2012 and 2019.

  • GRAND DAD 2: SPASTIC BOOGALOO
  • GRAND DAD 3: THE GAUNTLET OF ASS (FEATURING SMOL NOZOMI, TITO DICKMAN, SPONGE, HE THICC, and SANS UNDERTALE)
  • GRAND DAD 4: GRAND DAD IS GOD
  • GRAND DAD 5: DEATH TO 1D4CHAN
  • GRAND DAD 6: GAYMERGAYTE RISING

GRAND DAD IS LOVE GRAND DAD IS LIFE GRAND DAD WILL CONQUER THIS WIKI FOR MEMES FOR VINESAUCE AND FOR SILVAGUNNER