EDIT: Correction: Post title should read ED BUCK not Ed Bunt.
Male prostitute, 26, dies of meth overdose at Hollywood home of high-profile Democrat donor
Other photographs found on his Facebook page show him with celebrities and high-profile California politicians, including Governor Jerry Brown.
Well, Jerry Brown is currently in the news with this article: California about to pass the ‘Medical Pedophiles Protection Act’ , after the last controversy a few months ago re child prostitution laws in California
But Buck himself I found to be a bit of an enigma because I could find no business information of this 'self-made millionaire'. Then I found this: http://gayrodeohistory.org/1989/ProgramFinals.htm
Born Edward Bernard Buckmelter on August 2 4, 1954 in Steubenville, Ohio.
Moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1963 vvith parents, one brother and tvvo sisters.
Avvarded "Experiment in International Living" scholarship in 1974 and spent a summer in Yugoslavia.
Returned to Phoenix to finish a degree at tvvo year Phoenix College in 1975, vvas graduated vvith distinction.
Lived in Paris and Amsterdam for four years vvhile vvorking as a fashion model and traveled extensively in Europe, vvith an extended trip to Japan.
Returned to Phoenix in 1980 and vvent to vvork as a bicycle courier for a company that he later purchased.
Shortened his name to Edvvard Buck in 1983.
Dabbled in business for 5 years mixing the successes vvith the failures.
Retired in early '86 at age 31.
Got interested in the state of the governors race about one month before the election.
Began the "Mecham Watchdog Committee" from his kitchen table in December '86.
Organized and lead the most successful grass roots campaign in Arizona political history leading to the removal of Gov. Evan Mecham.
Worked to successfully end a discriminatory AIDS policy of the Circle K corporation in 1988.
Worked vvith various neighborhood groups on projects ranging from freevvay alignments, to airport expansions.
Currently leading a city-vvide effort to defeat Proposition 200.
Has done it all as an openly gay man.
First of all, his birth name was Edward Bernard Buckmelter. And in 1974, he was awarded an "Experiment in International Living" scholarship and spent a summer in Yugoslavia. Well, I thought I'd put the name of that award into the search bar along with CIA to see what would come up, just for shits and giggles of course.
"World Learning" for Cuba: a new CIA program? http://www.nnoc.info/world-learning-for-cuba-a-new-cia-program/
I translated some of the text:
Translator's Note : Delphi International Group's transition to World Learning, noted below and occurring in 2001, is detailed in an article Which Explains That World Learning Operates "in more than 130 Countries Throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East [and has] managed more than $ 650 million in programs funded by United States government agencies. "At some point, the Experiment in International Living, founded in 1932 in Brattleboro, VT, became World Learning . As a youth, Peace Corps founder director Sargent Shriver joined the project of the Experiment. Thus began, says the World Learning website, "deep, decades-long partnership between the Peace Corps, The Experiment in International Living, and World Learning." In the new context of relations between the United States and Cuba, no one is surprised That suspicious programs are beginning to appear that are directed towards searching out young Cubans suitable for creating a repository of potential new leaders "for change" - but change is defined according to standards of a war of subversion. These projects end up looking attractive and innocent, but there is an undertone of unhealthy purpose, That of orienting such young people around the values of capitalist and counter-revolutionary political discourse. Thus a notification has just appeared from the non-governmental organization (NGO) World Learning, based in Washington, which has opened up enrollment for its "Summer Program for Young Cubans," which will run for 30 days in July and August 2016, In the United States.
The NGO World Learning is based at 1015 15th St NW, Suite 700, 20005, in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. The main campus of World Learning is located in the north of Brattleboro, as highlighted at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Learning
However, behind the "innocent intentions" there are very serious suspicions about the subversive nature of the same and how it is part of the long-term action of a cover of the CIA. This NGO is connected in its origins with the Peace Corps and is a new version of the Delphi International Group, involved in destabilizing plans by the CIA and its lids like USAID and NED. More than 40 World Learning programs are known to be funded by USAID.
The website www.topsecretwriters.com claims that this NGO, predecessor of the International Delphi group, "is nothing more than a CIA propaganda factory that is used so the federal government can achieve its overall political goals on foreign soil." An example of this political implication, this site stresses, was during the 1980s when the United States government used the Delphi International Group to "promote democracy" in Nicaragua.
On June 11, 2003 Philip Agee, a deceased former CIA agent, stripped how World Learning's mentors - perceived USAID, NED, and the CIA itself - participated in subversive plans against Bolivarian Venezuela in an article in Red Voltaire ( Http://www.voltairenet.org/article125754.html )
Be that as it may, one must keep an eye on this proposal for Cuba, not only because of the history of this NGO and because of its direct links with USAID and NED, masks of the subversive operations of the CIA
Then going back to the Gay Rodeo's breakdown of Bunt's bio, he completed some sort of degree at Phoenix College and then worked 'as a fashion model in Europe and Japan' for 4 years but I can't find any articles or images.
He returned to Phoenix in 1980 to work as a bicycle courier, changed his name in 1983 to Bunt and by 1986 had retired as a 'self made businessman and millionaire'. If anyone could point me to his business at that time I would be grateful.
In 1986 as well is when he came onto the political scene with his Mecham Watchdog Committee
I had a little look at his family..Gerard Buckmelter works for Boeing http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/sdut-bob-filner-recall-kickoff-2013aug18-story.html
Then there's Jeffrey Buckmelter (is that Gerard?) who has been involved with Special Ops missions for the CIA https://www.usafcca.org/hall-of-fame/
Draw your own conclusions.