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  • Trump Isn't Morally Qualified to Be President, Munger Says

    04/15/2016 6:34:44 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 52 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 02/16/2016 | Via Bloomberg
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger criticized leading candidates from both major U.S. political parties. At a meeting with investors of his Daily Journal Corp. in Los Angeles Wednesday, Munger, 92, was asked whether a person who couldnt make money in the gaming industry would be a good fit for the top office in the U.S. Well, he did make money for quite a while, Munger said of Republican Donald Trump. My attitude is that anybody who makes money running a casino is not morally qualified.
  • Italy Bookshops Refuse to Stock Mafia Family Book

    04/09/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2016
    Bookshops across Italy are refusing to stock a new book written by the son of one of the country's most notorious Mafia bosses. Signs have appeared in store windows from Sicily to Milan advising customers that the book - called Riina Family Life - won't be found on the shelves and can't be ordered either. It's written by Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, whose father, Toto, is serving multiple life sentences for murder. On Wednesday, state broadcaster Rai provoked outrage by airing an interview with the younger Riina, himself a convicted mobster. The first sign was posted in the Sicilian city of...
  • Judge wants US to protect Trump associate's secret history

    03/21/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 3-21-2016 | JEFF HORWITZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. judge is urging the Obama administration to protect from public disclosure federal court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner. In a highly unusual order prompted by The Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said that unless the Justice Department acts before April 18, he will decide whether to make the court files public under the assumption that federal prosecutors don't care. The case involves Felix Sater, a Trump business associate who had pleaded guilty in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme and cooperated with the...
  • You don't decide someone else's vote

    03/02/2016 10:03:05 AM PST · by brucedavis · 33 replies
    2016/03/02 | Bruce Davis
    I hope to get some feedback concerning voters and their choice to vote their conscience. I'm not advocating any candidate but these questions are an attempt to resolve how anyone can support silencing another American's vote. The radical statements concerning David Duke on a radio show, promoting Trump and how news stations everywhere want to control how David Duke votes. It sounds weird when it's stated like that but Trump cannot control who votes for him just like no one can tell Trump who to vote for. While the media witch hunters are brandishing their forks and flaming torches, ready...
  • Cruz Questions Trump's Ties to Mob-Linked

    02/28/2016 9:21:33 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 28 2016 | ABC
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Sunday whether Donald Trumps business ties to a twice-convicted felon with prior mafia associations, described late last year in an ABC News investigation, could eventually undermine Trumps chances in a general election contest. The important point is, George, in the general election, Hillary Clinton is going to shine a light on all of this, said Cruz, speaking on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos". And Republican primary voters deserve to know.
  • Ted Cruz speculates of possible mafia ties in Donald Trump's tax returns (Wow!)

    02/28/2016 8:34:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 450 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Sen. Ted Cruz speculated Sunday that Republican presidential rival Donald Trump might be delaying the release of his tax returns because of possible ties with the mob. "Maybe it is the case that Donald, there have been multiple media reports about Donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia," Cruz said on "Meet the Press." "Maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported," he added. Cruz repeated the suggestion on ABC's "This Week," seemingly stunning host George Stephanopoulos. "Business dealings with the mafia?" Stephanopoulos asked, incredulously.
  • Trump Insider ROGER STONE Says CBS About to SLIME Trump with Alleged Mafia Ties (Video)

    02/23/2016 4:44:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/22/16 | Jim Hoft
    Roger Stone – Republican Political Consultant, Correspondent, The Daily Caller, Editor, StoneZone.com – joined Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV to discuss Trump and his South Carolina win. Stone said CBS is about to SLIME Donald Trump on mafia tie claims. “The other thing you should be prepared for Steve is a major onslaught by CBS claiming that Donald Trump has ties to the mafia to the mob. Donald Trump has been licensed by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in toughest gaming regulatory law in the country. There’s nothing to this canard. This is the kind of smears that were...
  • How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

    02/10/2016 3:12:00 PM PST · by TBP · 173 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | David Marcus
    Trump was building his eponymous empire of hotels, casinos, and high rises in the early 1980s in New York City and Atlantic City. In both places, the construction industry was firmly under the thumb of the mafia. And in both places there are literally concrete connections between La Cosa Nostra and Trump’s lavish projects. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump for decades, has written a very useful list of questions for Trump. Many focus on his ties to the mob. In addition in his 1992 book, “Trump, The Deals and the Downfall,” author Wayne Barrett lays...
  • Underground Mafia lair had guns, pasta pot, and a plate of ricotta

    01/29/2016 11:00:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/29/2016 | Associated Press
    ROME — Italian police have discovered an underground bunker in the countryside of southern Calabria with two fugitive mobsters holed up inside. The convicted ‘ndrangheta clan bosses had a dozen firearms, including a Kalashnikov, and a pasta pot neatly hanging on a wall. Tomatoes, salad and what looked like a plate of ricotta were on the counter when police raided the bunker early Friday. Vines and bushes camouflaged the hideout. Police said they are trying to find a network of accomplices they suspect helped Giuseppe Crea to elude capture for 10 years and Giuseppe Ferraro for almost 20 years. Crea...
  • How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

    01/21/2016 8:49:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 28 July 2015 | David Marcus
    Donald Trump is running for president. Many believed or hoped that the Donald's latest foray into national politics was nothing more than a public-relations move, not a serious attempt to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But now that Trump holds the lead in national polls, as well as polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, it's time to take his campaign seriously. Media outlets like Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal, which are covering Trump's run as an entertainment story, not a news story, are making a mistake. If Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and...
  • Donald Trump and the Mafia

    01/14/2016 7:19:47 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    About The Mafia ^ | August 10, 2015
    For the past decade there have been allegations of links between Donald Trump and the mafia including both New York and Philadelphia crime families. These possible mob links have been the focus of past news paper reports along with government records. According to some including NY investigative journalist Wayne Barrett the connections between Trump and the mafia are rather extensive. In his book "Trump: The Deals and the Downfall by Barrett, Wayne 1st edition (1992) Hardcover," he claims that Trump went out his way not to avoid but increase ties with organized crime influence in the New York and New...
  • 21 Questions For Donald Trump

    01/07/2016 2:55:03 PM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 144 replies
    National Memo ^ | 1/7/2016 | David Cay Johnston
    1. You call yourself an "ardent philanthropist," but have not donated a dollar to The Donald J. Trump Foundation since 2006. You're not even the biggest donor to the foundation, having given about $3.7 million in the previous two decades while businesses associated with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment gave the Trump Foundation $5 million. All the money since 2006 has come from those doing business with you. 5. The biggest gift you have talked about appears to be an easement at the Palos Verdes, California, golf course bearing your name on land you wanted to build houses on, but...
  • Paul Castellano hit, 30 years later: The gruesome assassination of New York mob boss

    12/16/2015 3:32:44 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/15/2015 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Thirty years ago Wednesday, shots rang out in front of Sparks Steak House in Midtown, leaving then-Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano dead in the gutter, and signaling the rise to power of John Gotti who would soon become the most famous gangster in America. It was also a development, according to mob experts, that ultimately speeded up the demise of the five mob families in New York City. "It was one of the most singular acts that altered the existence of the New York Mafia," said Phil Scala the retired head of the FBI squad that investigated the Gambino family....
  • What is Behind the Candidates' Thinking?

    12/12/2015 10:40:52 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    12/12/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Hillary and Obama are competing with each other on Happiness Level 2 ("Keeping up with the Joneses"). If Hillary doesn't get elected, her $3 billion will be largely useless to her, if she does become President, she wins over Obama, Michelle will never be dynastic material, there's no way Barack's shabby little Chicago syndicate can ever catch up with Hillary's professional NY shakedown operation. http://ewtn.edgeboss.net/download/ewtn/audiolibrary/lr_200.mp3The Donald is operating somewhere between Happiness Level 1 and 2. He gets the cheap thrills of telling off the Media Monopoly, but where's his kitchen cabinet? If Trump were to survive the election alive,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's ties to the MOB: How former Secretary of State met with Mafia heir

    12/10/2015 1:28:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/15 | Wills Robinson
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's ties to the MOB: How former Secretary of State met with Mafia heir at his pizzeria where he asked for father's release from prison (in return for an offer she couldn't refuse) Hillary Clinton met with a Mafia heir who asked for his drug kingpin father to be released early from prison in exchange for votes, it has been revealed. The former First Lady met Giovanni Gambino, the son of Francesco 'Ciccio' Gambino and the cousin of Carlo Gambino - the boss of the notorious crime family and one-time head of the American Mafia - while she...
  • Donald Trump’s senior adviser is a stock fraud felon with mob past

    12/05/2015 2:43:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 184 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records.
  • Since Obama can’t handle ISIS, what say we outsource the job to the mafia?

    11/29/2015 3:47:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>Gambino, a prolific author of mob history and a scion of the family that saw the rise of the likes of John Gotti and Paul Castellano, said the nature of the mob made it fundamentally better equipped than traditional law enforcement to handle a threat like ISIS.</p>
  • Since Obama can't handle ISIS, what say we outsource the job to the mafia?

    11/29/2015 11:44:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    A significant majority of the country recently spoke up in a NY Times/CBS poll saying that they had essentially given up hope that the President was going to figure out what to do about the JV Team. These perceptions were likely buttressed a bit when the White House informed us that ISIS was largely “contained” just hours before they lit up Paris like a pinball machine. So maybe we need a new approach? Anonymous apparently declared war on the terrorists recently, though aside from ruining their credit rating I’m not sure exactly what they’re going to accomplish. But lo and...
  • Gangs of New York: Sicilian mafia offers Big Apple protection from 'psychopathic' ISIS

    11/22/2015 4:58:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    RT.com ^ | 11/22/2015
    The son of a New York mob boss has given Islamic State a stark warning, saying if they are planning any attacks in New York, they will have to contend with the Sicilian mafia. The notorious crime syndicate say they want to do their bit to protect locals. Giovanni Gambino, the son of a key figure in the Gambino mob organization, says the mafia is in a much better position than security bodies, such as the FBI or Homeland Security, to give New Yorkers the protection they need. “They often act too late, or fail to see a complete picture...
  • HOW CAPICOLA BECAME GABAGOOL: THE ITALIAN NEW JERSEY ACCENT, EXPLAINED

    11/06/2015 2:41:39 PM PST · by NYer · 76 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 5, 2015 | DAN NOSOWITZ
    Mulberry Street, where New York's "Little Italy" is centered, c. 1909.  (Photo: Library of Congress)“Don’t eat gabagool, Grandma,” says Meadow Soprano on an early episode of The Sopranos, perhaps the most famous depiction of Jersey Italian culture in the past few decades. “It’s nothing but fat and nitrates.” The pronunciation of “gabagool,” a mutation of the word "capicola," might surprise a casual viewer, although it and words like it should be familiar to viewers of other New Jersey-based shows like the now-defunct Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, where food often drives conversation. The casts are heavily Italian-American, but...
  • Is the ‘gay mafia’ behind the Synod on the Family?

    11/04/2015 4:51:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/15 | A Priest
    Is a homosexual agenda unduly influencing the outcome of the Synod on the family? It’s a question that needs to be raised because snippets gleaned from the Vatican in recent years seem to point in this direction... ...If this article has put the jigsaw together properly we must surmise that the sex abuse crisis is not over for the Church. The secular and Catholic media’s failure to report it accurately, and an over focus on paedophilia not homosexuality meant that sexually active gay men hiding behind dog collars remain free to betray their vows as priests. Having avoided exposure so...
  • Gun Control Laws Fail to Stop Colorado Springs Halloween Gunman

    11/01/2015 8:00:27 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In the early morning hours of October 31 the tranquility of downtown Colorado Springs was interrupted by multiple shootings in which three innocents were killed before Colorado Springs Police were able to kill the gunman in a shootout. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that just before 9 a.m. residents who heard the gunshots looked out their windows to see a man with a rifle. A 21-year-old witness named Matt Abshire said the gunman “shot a person on Prospect Street and two more near El Paso Street.” Police had been called and arrived to confront the gunman just after he had...
  • AP: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct

    11/01/2015 11:35:03 AM PST · by keat · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2015 | Norman Merchant
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a daycare worker in her 50s headed home after playing dominoes with friends. She felt she had nothing to hide, so when the Oklahoma City officer accused her of erratic driving, she did as directed. She would later tell a judge she was splayed outside the patrol car for a pat-down and then made to lift her shirt and pull down her pants to prove she wasn't hiding anything. She described being ordered to...
  • 44 Years After JFK's Death, New Assassination Plot Revealed

    11/22/2007 1:21:57 PM PST · by Wallaby · 160 replies · 2,506+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2007 | Chuck Goudie
    Just Three Weeks Before Dallas, Feds Uncovered Plot to Kill JFK in Chicago, Says Ex-Secret Service Agent By CHUCK GOUDIE, WLS-TV Nov. 22, 2007 A former Secret Service agent has told WLS-TV there was a plot to kill President Kennedy in Chicago three weeks before he was assassinated in Dallas. Kennedy was murdered on Nov. 22, 1963. Today is the 44th anniversary of JFK's assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald would never have had the chance to kill Kennedy in Dallas, had an assassination plot in Chicago succeeded three weeks earlier, a plot that has been mentioned over the years. Kennedy...
  • 1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on farm

    10/26/2015 7:09:52 PM PDT · by digger48 · 40 replies
    WISH ^ | October 26, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the U.S., a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida. On Sunday morning, his owner discovered a horrific scene near his stall: the 12-year-old gelding had been slaughtered and butchered, most likely for his meat. Only his head and neck were left intact. Now, detectives are trying to find the perpetrators. What they did to this horse had nothing to do with his value, Debbie Stephens, who owns the 27-acre...
  • The Shadow Team (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/12/2005 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 84 replies · 2,583+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 12, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The Shadow Team Posted: July 12, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on. By Richard...
  • With the Pope Against Homoheresy

    10/02/2015 10:12:13 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | originally published in Polish in Fronda 63 (2012), pp. 128-160 | F. Dariusz Oko, Ph.D
    Poland has witnessed a heated discussion on the huge homosexual underground in the Church, provoked by the most recent book by F. Tadeusz Isakowicz-ZaleskiAlong the road, members of the homo-clique can achieve such positions and influence that they come to believe they have extraordinary powers and will go unpunished forever. Their life often becomes a diabolic caricature of priesthood, just like homosexual relationships are a caricature of marriage. As can be learned from the media, for instance, they act like homosexual addicts, becoming more and more unbridled, resorting to violence. They start to molest and abuse even minors. A grievous...
  • UPDATED In a Scene Right Out of Goodfellas John P. Wheelers Murdered Body Dumped ...

    01/05/2011 1:25:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Private Detective Bill Warner ^ | 1-5-2010 | Bill Warner
    In a Scene Right Out of Goodfellas John P. Wheelers Murdered Body Dumped Out Of The Rear of Garbage Truck in Wilmington DE, Who Set Up The Mafia Style Hit? UPDATED 1/05/2011 John P. Wheeler III planted incendiary devices at the home of neighbor Frank Marini in New Castle Delaware days before Wheelers body was found in the back of a garbage truck at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington. Police found evidence linking John Parsons Wheeler 3d to devices planted at the New Castle home of a neighbor (Frank Marini) with whom he had been feuding, said the source,...
  • Donald Trump and the Mob (Mafia Connections)

    08/11/2015 8:19:33 PM PDT · by topher · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chris Frates
    (CNN)Donald Trump's glittering empire of New York skyscrapers and Atlantic City casinos have long had a darker side, allegations that the mob helped build them. Trump's alleged ties to New York and Philadelphia crime families go back decades and have been recounted in a book, newspapers and government records. "The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive," New York investigative journalist Wayne Barrett told CNN in an interview.
  • How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

    07/28/2015 12:10:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 227 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | David Marcus
    Donald Trump is running for president. Many believed or hoped that the Donalds latest foray into national politics was nothing more than a public-relations move, not a serious attempt to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But now that Trump holds the lead in national polls, as well as polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, its time to take his campaign seriously. Media outlets like Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal, which are covering Trumps run as an entertainment story, not a news story, are making a mistake. If Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and has...
  • Your Favorite TV Crime Figure: Sonny Steelgrave, Tony Soprano or Fill In The Blank.

    07/26/2015 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 78 replies
    Self | 07-26-2015 | Captain Peter Blood
    To take our minds off politics for a bit who was your favorite TV Gangster? I can't seem to find much stuff to watch on Network TV anymore and I find that I have a short attention span with most shows I do see. So last week I was trying to think what I would like to see that I had not seen in a long time and I thought of the TV show "Wiseguy" with Jonathan Banks and Ken Wahl. I found it via my Roku on Amazon Prime and I bought the first season which I consider the...
  • Trumps Mobbed Up, McCarthyite Mentor Roy Cohn

    07/23/2015 6:14:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 23, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi, former Anthony Weiner Intern
    Donald Trumps brash and bullying style was learned at the heel of Roy Cohn, one of Americas most infamous lawyers.They met at Le Club, a private disco on the Upper East Side frequented by Jackie Kennedy, Al Pacino, and Diana Ross, according to Trump: The Saga of Americas Most Powerful Real Estate Baron. Donald Trump, the young developer, quickly amassing a fortune in New York real estate and Roy Cohn, Americas most loathed yet socially successful defense attorney who had vaulted to infamy in the 1950s while serving as legal counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. The friendship they forged would...
  • Miss Bosnia and Playboy Model Reportedly Linked to (5) Mob Murders 21

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 2, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch
    Slobodanka Tosic is pictured in this undated Facebook photo. Tosic, a Playboy model and former Miss Bosnia, has been extradited after reportedly being linked with five murders and a string of robberies. (Handout/Postmedia Network) 1 Change text size for the storyPrint this story Report an error A former Miss Bosnia and Playboy model has been taken into custody for links to five Mob murders in her home country, according to local media. Croatia extradited Slobodanka Tosic, 29, earlier this week. She's one of 32 people rounded up in Operation Doll, an investigation into five murders and a string of robberies...
  • New Jersey: The least liked state in America

    Are you Jersey proud? The rest of the country doesnt seem to understand why. A new survey by YouGov ranks New Jersey as the least liked state in the nation. New Jersey is the only state in the country which people tend to have a negative opinion of, YouGov said in its summary. According to YouGovs findings, 40 percent of Americans have a negative opinion of New Jersey, the highest of any of the 50 states.
  • The Putin Syndicate (Russia's mafia state)

    06/09/2015 12:58:51 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 44 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | 6/9/2015 | Brian Whitmore
    When Russia annexed Crimea, the Kremlin installed a reputed gangster known as "the Goblin" to run the peninsula. When Moscow's agents abducted Estonian law enforcement officer Eston Kohver, they used a mafia-run smuggling ring to set him up. And of course, organized crime groups have played a prominent role in the Moscow-instigated conflicts in Transdniester, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Donbas. It has become something of a cliche to call Vladimir Putin's Russia a "mafia state." But cliche or not, the term actually fits. Not just because the Kremlin and organized crime groups are closely linked. And not just because Moscow...
  • Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding

    06/02/2015 2:18:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Daily Signal has exclusively learned that the government agency responsible for enforcing Oregons anti-discrimination law appears to be working closely with a powerful gay rights advocacy group in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Communications between the agency, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the LGBT organization, Basic Rights Oregon, raise questions about potential bias in the states decision to charge the Kleins with discrimination for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. In April, a judge for the agency recommended the Kleins be fined $135,000. Communications obtained...
  • Wesley Clark a Business Success After Military

    09/28/2003 10:31:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003 | DAVID PACE
    WASHINGTON - When two Russian immigrants and their American financial backer needed marketing help for their innovative electric motor, they turned to a merchant banker at one of the nation's largest investment houses - retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. The meeting at the Washington office of Stephens Inc. in late 2001 proved fortuitous for both Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, and the principals in WaveCrest Laboratories, at the time a small research and development company in Dulles, Va. "They hit it off pretty much right away," said WaveCrest spokesman Tom McMahon. Clark signed on as a consultant...
  • How 9/11 mastermind revealed to mafia capo an Al Qaeda plot to bring down airliner

    04/16/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 14, 2013 | Laura Collins
    The FBI had advance warning of an al-Qaeda plot to bring down a commercial airliner on American soil just weeks before the 1996 TWA 800 crash that claimed 230 civilian lives. Now, a series of previously-confidential FBI documents obtained by investigative journalist Peter Lance and seen by MailOnline, provide compelling evidence that the crash was an act of terror orchestrated by the man now believed by many to be the true architect of 9/11. Speaking to MailOnline Lance said: Who wants to have an act of terror on their watch especially an act of terror where an argument could be...
  • Reid Denies He Got Beat Up By The Mob

    04/15/2015 10:12:49 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 41 replies
    daily caller ^ | 04/15/2015 | Al Weaver
    Harry Reid denied fabricating the explanation for his eye injury in an interview with CNBCs John Harwood.
  • So Who Beat the Crap Out of Harry Reid?

    04/14/2015 4:07:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 48 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 4/12/2015 | Staff
    Some have suggested it was Chinese mafia or even Hillary Clinton, but lets stop beating around the bush (bad pun): who beat the crap out of Nevada Democrat Senator Harry Reid? A few months back Senator Reid, who has previously admitted hes very excited about the fact that that Obamacare is essentially just a clever way to dupe America into a socialist one-payer healthcare system that is totally controlled by the government, showed up to work looking like someone beat him up. At the time, Reid, who has extensive corrupt multi-billion-dollar dealings with Chinese energy companies that would require the...
  • Harry Reid pays the price for double crossing his exercise equipment

    04/02/2015 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/2/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    edit note: I could NOT find an authoritative source to cite in re a mafia ordered beating of Reid so I leave it up to the reader Very suspicious, said a Florida sports medicine surgeon who qualified his remarks by saying, Im not an expert in this area. . .the orbital or peri-orbital or eye problems. He wanted to reiterate that his area of medical expertise is from the neck down, and Im speaking as a lay person in this area. But he said when he saw pictures of right eye injuries to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the surgeon...
  • OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid?

    01/06/2015 6:49:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 113 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    We wrote here about Harry Reids supposed close encounter with a piece of exercise equipment, which handed him in the hospital. The equipment was later claimed by Reids office to be an elastic exercise band. This is how the accident allegedly happened: The accident happened when an elastic exercise band broke, striking Reid in the face and causing him to fall, said spokesman Adam Jentleson. Reid struck some equipment as he fell, breaking multiple bones near his right eye. As he hit the floor, he broke several ribs, Jentleson said. Jentleson said Reid is likely to have severe facial...
  • HARRY REID BATTLES EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, LOSES [UPDATED]

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Years Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • Mob boss, ex-pal of Al Sharpton pleads guilty to racketeering

    03/13/2015 12:18:30 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | Rich Calder
    A reputed Genovese capo who was once pals with Rev. Al Sharpton pleaded guilty Thursday to federal racketeering charges involving illegal gambling and extortion. Pagano has been reportedly linked to an unsuccessful mob attempt in the early 1980s to recruit Sharpton to distribute illegal drugs. The two were also once acquaintances. Sharpton, according to reports, was also once a mole with the FBIs Mafia unit when they were investigating Paganos father.
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination

    11/22/2014 5:32:47 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 162 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 20, 2014 | Max Holland
    On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson directed the Warren Commission to evaluate all the facts in the brutal November 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced to its bare essentials, the investigation sought answers to three fundamental questions: Who, why and how? Why was entirely contingent on who, and that depended on how. Thus, the linchpin of the Warren Reportand every subsequent investigationhas always been precisely how Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza. That is the finding from which all the important answers flow; mishandle that question and the...
  • Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

    10/22/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 18, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    It has been widely reported that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President John F. Kennedy, shared with family members she was certain that Kennedys Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, arranged to have her husband murdered. Soon that conclusion will be heard in the late First Ladys own words, because audio tapes, recorded of discussions with historian and close family associate, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., between March and June 1964, will be released and excerpts featured on an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys assassination in Dallas.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The tapes, which insiders describe as...
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    12/07/2014 6:43:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-6-2014 | John Hinderaker
    DECEMBER 6, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER Did the Kennedy Administration Try to Drive Reagan Off the Air? Ronald Reagan apparently detested Bobby Kennedy, another sign of Reagan’s good judgment since Kennedy was an awful human being. But this is something I hadn’t heard before: Michael Reagan says that Bobby leaned on General Electric to get Reagan off television: [A] few months after [subpoenaing Reagan before a grand jury], Kennedy tried to get him fired from General Electric Theater. Or, at least, that’s what Reagan believed. “Dad told us he had just lost his job with GE,” Reed recalls Reagan son...
  • RFK children speak about assassination in Dallas

    01/12/2013 1:06:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2013 3:24 AM EST | Jamie Stengle
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasnt solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a shoddy piece of craftsmanship. Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the presidents death. Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five...
  • Mystery From the Grave Beside Oswalds, Solved

    08/10/2013 9:24:07 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
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    In a corner of the Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, close to a chain-link fence that separates the living and the dead, a patch of ground has been worn free of grass by all who come to stare at one particular gravestone. With just a surname, the marker says it all: OSWALD. But in the half-century since a slight, sallow man named Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy, so much continues to be said about the assassination that the various conspiracy devices and theories are nearly as familiar as the tragic event itself. The Magic Bullet theory. The Zapruder...