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This normally would be the stuff of fiction.

But this weekend, the Associated Press reports, "some of the world’s most powerful people are gathering near London for a shadowy annual gathering that has attained legendary status for anticapitalist protesters and conspiracy theorists."

Included on the guest list: former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, Amazon founder/CEO Jeff Bezos, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt.

They will meet, the story says, at the annual confab "for prominent politicians, thinkers and business leaders" that "has been held since 1954 in either Europe or North America. No minutes are taken, there is no media access and the public is kept away by a large security operation."

It is not secret enough, apparently, since the AP is writing about it and protestors intend to get as close to Watford’s Grove Hotel as security will let them.

I imagine the group has a name. Like Spectre. Or Quantum. Or something similarly sinister. (The Trilateral Commission?)

One can only hope.
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