George Soros Offers Hope To The Marginalised

George Soros is a global investor. He currently ranks among the top 30 richest men with a net worth estimated at $25 billion. Having risen from a humble background and enduring hardships at a young age, George has a soft spot for the less privileged in society and values making substantial contributions towards supporting them. Estimates indicate that he has spent over $12 billion to support causes fighting for justice and equality.

Soros was born in 1930 in Hungary. He survived the Jewish massacre by the Nazis who killed approximately 5,000 Hungarian Jews. His family managed to escape through use of fake papers and false identity and later relocated to England in 1947. In England, Soros attended London School of Economics earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy. As a student, he did odd jobs including working as a waiter in a nightclub and a porter at the railway to raise enough for his personal support.

George Soros started his career working for various merchant banks in the United States after immigrating in 1956. He quit employment in 1969 to start his worn hedge fund named Double Eagle. He moved on to start Soros Fund Management with the first profits made from Double Eagle that he later renamed to Quantum Fund. It is on this platform that Soros rose to be one of the biggest investors in the history of US. Read more at The New York Times about George.

With his newly found fortune, Soros created the Open Society Foundations based on the philosophy of Karl Popper that Soros first came across during his time in college. The theory argues that no philosophy or ideology is the arbiter of truth. It further states that democratic governance is the only key to the success of societies across the globe.

His philanthropic work started in 1979 by offering scholarships to the South African black community suffering under apartheid. He proceeded to offer the Communist Eastern Bloch a platform to exchange ideas by providing them with a photocopier to be used in the reprinting of materials. George Soros pioneered the Central European University after the fall of Berlin wall with intent to provide an ideal place to foster critical thinking. His funding went further to aid in cultural exchanges between the West and Eastern Europe, consequentially opening the Soviet society to the world. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.

Alongside fighting for democracy, transparency, and accountability in governments, George Soros became actively involved in fighting for recognition of same-sex marriages in the early 2000s. He also started the medical marijuana movement in the US, which fights for recognition of the drug as a treatment for cancer and other health conditions. He continues to transverse the world identifying and fighting for worthy causes to improve the lives of the less privileged in society.

An Open Invitation by Securus Technologies to an Open Presentation Event about the Deployment of Technological Tools in Crime Prevention

The open invitation to the exhibition event on the implementation of technological tools to solve a crime that Securus Technologies extended to all customers, prospective and existing, is an opportunity I cannot miss. Let me start by praising the efforts your company is making to improve the situations in the incarceration facilities by building and providing innovative state-of-the-art devices that can detect crimes before they take place. The move is quite commendable! The broad range of capabilities in these advanced devices is a proactive step by your company towards enhancing safety for the general public as a whole.

 

 

I am now persuaded beyond any doubt that America will be the safest place on the planet to live in because Securus is providing a futuristic lead into technological ways of eliminating crimes. That security and safety guarantees to both the public and inmates in prisons will be possible through the application of the tools is something I never dreamt would happen soon. But thanks to the consistent innovation and research your company is undertaking to evolve better facilities to help in solving crimes.

 

 

May I hasten to say that as a law enforcement agent, the risks I face daily in the course of my duties have been significantly lessened! My work is also made efficient because I can now drop an ear anytime into what criminals are cooking up behind the scene. Being able to intercept information about illegal activities as they are being relayed is a big plus for us because of the work of monitoring, intervening, and investigating crimes is presently relaxed and comfortable. We can now circumvent several risky situations by relying on the devices you provide instead of exposing ourselves to open confrontation with crime syndicates. At one time I was able to intercept information about plans by a major crime ring to traffic large amounts of contraband like drugs and weapons in many jails. Thumps up for your company!