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Murdoch Is Breeding A Lunatic Fringe of Commentators (An MSNBC Watcher's POV)
TheKeeling.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2010 | Julian Keeling

Posted on 01/11/2010 8:43:55 AM PST by Beaten Valve

Unfortunately I am an MSNBC (particularly Rachel Maddow) fan so I haven’t devoted much time to watching Fox Cable for at least three years, therefore my comments are definitely my opinion as opposed to scientific fact. I have watched Rupert Murdoch turn the media upside down for the last thirty years. He has transformed what were recognized under previous ownerships as venerable trustworthy newspapers into nothing but sleazy tabloids and over the past twenty years the same approach has been applied to his television networks. What a guy. It may be harsh, but I won’t be reading his obituary when his latest wife finally sends him to his grave.

If I remember correctly, Murdoch has always claimed to be an agnostic or atheist. True to those principles he has no conscience whatsoever in ensuring his outlets pump out as much sleaze as possible to attract enough viewers/readers to sell as much advertizing as he can at premium rates. He has been masterful in his endeavors and no-one can deny the success that has come his way. This dried up looking prune of a man, kept active by huge intakes of Viagra deserves a knighthood for his contribution to bringing Europe, Australia and America to the lowest common denominator of taste. Ironically, his Asian activities center around China and there he comes across not only as a China lover but a pillar of society! In Asia he loves Communism and in America, he is a libertarian!

When I look at that arrogant Boston Catholic Bill O’Reilly with his anti abortion right wing rhetoric, that fellow Irish Catholic idiot Sean Hannity and that illustrious Scientologist Greta van Susteren, all three are like innocent schoolchildren compared to the newest recruit, Morman convert, alcoholic Glenn Beck. Murdoch whom I claim has no time at all for religion wears another hat when it comes to the vicious crap that comes from these four commentators’ mouths night after night. I am not a hugely religious man myself, but my liberal Anglican Christian upbringing takes a further hammering from within when I read of what Beck has to say about the world, especially America. The only difference between him and a Muslim Mullah, is the Mullah is committed to getting rid of all infidels. Beck has yet to stoop to those levels of ridding the earth of his enemies. All four have almost successfully assisted me in turning the way of their boss, an agnostic or atheist.

How could God have made four such manicured lunatics to dominate the right wing media? O’Reilly and Hannity are just plain nasty IRA supporting Irish Catholics. They are probably assisting FBI Top Ten most wanted criminal, fellow Bostonian Whitey Bulger remaining on the lam. They both believe in guns and all that other crap that red neck Republicans claim is so absolutely sacred to all Americans. The other two however take the cake! Every time I hear Tom Cruise talking about Scientology, I can understand why it is an astrological religion. That moron is definitely from another planet. Van Susteren is of the same Cruise ilk, an outright lunatic. Beck simply by believing in Jesus spent time in America and the nonsense about Joseph Smith’s tablets, makes him a perfect mate for Greta.

Little wonder the Tea Party now represents the heart and soul of the GOP. Rupert, you will go done in history as a major benefactor in turning the world as I once knew it, upside down. Beck exemplifies how nutty you have turned so many Fox followers into. All we need is “the cat who has just licked the cream” grinning Mitt Romney to take the helm of America in 2012 and the capital of America and the world will become Salt Lake City. I believe the Scientologists have a community outside of L.A. with a house and landing strip ready for guru L. Ron Hubbard when he returns to earth on his space ship. Maybe it is a toss up where you transfer Newscorp HQ to; Salt Lake City or Hemet, California? For a heathen, you couldn’t be mixing in finer company!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bor; catholic; foxnews; glennbeck; lds; mormons; msnbc; newscorp; rupertmurdoch; talkradio; television
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Here's what happens to people when they watch too much MSNBC.
1 posted on 01/11/2010 8:43:56 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Yes, an angry butch lesbian with no ratings who loves Islam and government healthcare is much more watchable than Glenn Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity, yes sirree...

The mental disease known as Liberalism is quickly becoming self-evident.


2 posted on 01/11/2010 8:47:13 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Welcome to FR.

So now we’re posting liberal blogs??


3 posted on 01/11/2010 8:48:01 AM PST by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Birds of a feather flock together.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 8:48:16 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Beaten Valve
"When I look at that arrogant Boston Catholic Bill O’Reilly with his anti abortion right wing rhetoric, that fellow Irish Catholic idiot Sean Hannity and that illustrious Scientologist Greta van Susteren, all three are like innocent schoolchildren compared to the newest recruit, Morman convert, alcoholic Glenn Beck."

Having spent a number of hours listening to Hannity, I can confirm that he is definitely not an idiot and is in fact well above average in intelligence and highly articulate, especially considering that he's doing a live talk show and not reading canned scripts.

5 posted on 01/11/2010 8:49:17 AM PST by your local physicist (Never give in to the dark side of the Force unless you are double-teamed while playing nose tackle.)
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To: Beaten Valve

“I have watched Rupert Murdoch turn the media upside down for the last thirty years.”

And, thank God for that!

I have been filled up to my cranium with the likes of Cronkite, Rather, Couric, et al.

If it wasn’t for FOX I wouldn’t know what the heck is going on around me.


6 posted on 01/11/2010 8:49:34 AM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: Beaten Valve
Unfortunately I am an MSNBC (particularly Rachel Maddow) fan ....

LOL! Well, that explains it all right there!

7 posted on 01/11/2010 8:50:51 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (I'd rather be an AGW denier than a dumbass Watermelon)
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To: All; Beaten Valve

I’ll see that rant and raise you one:

Birthers of a Nation (We’re all racists)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2425573/posts


8 posted on 01/11/2010 8:51:17 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: wac3rd

You know, to a certain extent I think extreme liberalism actually is caused by mental illness resulting from use of drugs and alcohol. That’s one reason why so many 60s hippies are wild-eyed extreme left wingers.


9 posted on 01/11/2010 8:51:49 AM PST by your local physicist (Never give in to the dark side of the Force unless you are double-teamed while playing nose tackle.)
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To: Obadiah
So now we’re posting liberal blogs??

It is often emphasized that Free Republic is not a blog. But, we seem to be inundated with blog threads on a daily basis.

10 posted on 01/11/2010 8:52:16 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: Beaten Valve

The old media earned its corrupt reputation beginning in the 60s with the war on communism. Murdoch, has helped to bust the monopolistic stranglehold these fraudulent journalists had on what passes as unbiased reporting. The old media hates all competition and so attempts to undermine their efforts by more journalistic fraud.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 8:52:22 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: Beaten Valve

With all due apologies to Blazing Saddles:

We’ll take the Mormon and the Scientologist , but We don’t want no stinkin’ Irish ...


12 posted on 01/11/2010 8:54:09 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Beaten Valve
How could God have made four such manicured lunatics to dominate the right wing media? O’Reilly and Hannity are just plain nasty IRA supporting Irish Catholics.

He has O'Reilly and Hannity confused with the Kennedys. Ever wonder why Ted Kennedy made the no fly list?

13 posted on 01/11/2010 8:55:01 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Beaten Valve

From Wiki:

Psychological projection or projection bias (including Freudian Projection) is the unconscious act of denial of a person’s own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, such as to the weather, the government, a tool, or to other people. Thus, it involves imagining or projecting that others have the same feelings or motives, rather than what they really think.


14 posted on 01/11/2010 8:55:01 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

This author has wiped the wrong way too many times, brown brain will get you every time.


15 posted on 01/11/2010 8:55:57 AM PST by Pilated
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To: your local physicist

I had a lengthy discussion with two Liberals whom I consider friends on a business front. They truly believe that the successful should be TAXED to offset their success, that the poor minorities NEED GOVERNMENT to get them out of the hole. They want ANMESTY for all illegal immgrants and an INCREASE in Affirmative Action programs. They really want a mediocre melting pot that somehow taking incentive away will make us less competitive as a world and we should be poor ourselves to make up for the lack of money/intellect/resources/political capital of the rest of the world.

I argued that people who are self-sufficient actually give more back to society and higher state and Federal tax revenue INCREASES when taxes and regulations are lowered, but they really, really crave Marxism.

That is until they get it.


16 posted on 01/11/2010 8:57:11 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Beck don’t push his religion, he only pushes God on his show as the founders envisioned “God given Inherent rights” part of it.

“When rights are handed out to men they can take them away, when they are given by a transcendental deity (whomever that may be) they can NEVER be taken away.”

The person who wrote this obviously is a hateful spiteful person who hates all religions except for the ones that hate any of the ones that are dominant in this country ie. ROP.


17 posted on 01/11/2010 8:57:14 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Beaten Valve

A watcher of MSNBC calling some on FOX “lunatic fringe...commentators”? Oh, the irony....lmao.


18 posted on 01/11/2010 8:59:50 AM PST by cranked
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To: wac3rd

I have a choice of watching Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Madcow, and Ed Shultz (all certifiably nuts) or Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and John Stossel. Not a real tough choice, is it? The ratings confirm it, too.


19 posted on 01/11/2010 9:00:44 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Beaten Valve

It amazes me how some people know so much about a channel they never watch, a book they’ve never read, rallies they’ve never attended, etc.


20 posted on 01/11/2010 9:01:52 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Beaten Valve

More septic tank overflow from a drug addled leftist brain. Yawn.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 9:02:26 AM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Beaten Valve

22 posted on 01/11/2010 9:03:06 AM PST by paulycy (The Liberals' Racial DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE CRIMES.)
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To: Obadiah

It’s good to keep abreast about how large swaths of people in our country think. It’s damn scary, and mind bogglinlgly ugly, but we really need to know what they’re saying and writing, etc.


23 posted on 01/11/2010 9:04:46 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Obadiah

It is after all FREE Republic. I’m for allowing anyone to post anything that’s decent as long as I don’t have go to their blog to read it.


24 posted on 01/11/2010 9:05:04 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: Paleo Conservative

“Ever wonder why Ted Kennedy made the no fly list? “

Cause, even the C-5A couldn’t get his fat ass into the air.


25 posted on 01/11/2010 9:06:30 AM PST by sticker
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To: wac3rd

At least this guy didn’t use the “Tea Bagger” line... Sheesh!


26 posted on 01/11/2010 9:07:41 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Beaten Valve

“definitely my opinion as opposed to scientific fact” This sums up all liberal “thought”, if you can call it that.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 9:08:50 AM PST by MCF
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To: Beaten Valve
When I look at that arrogant Boston Catholic Bill O’Reilly with his anti abortion right wing rhetoric, that fellow Irish Catholic idiot Sean Hannity and that illustrious Scientologist Greta van Susteren, all three are like innocent schoolchildren compared to the newest recruit, Morman convert, alcoholic Glenn Beck.

Archie Bunker back on the air? Bigotry on parade.

28 posted on 01/11/2010 9:10:17 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberty is all a good man needs to succeed.)
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To: Beaten Valve

After watching the women of Fox News, all I want to know is where do I sign up for this breeding program...


29 posted on 01/11/2010 9:10:25 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Momma beats Obama in 2012, you betcha)
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To: nutmeg

later


30 posted on 01/11/2010 9:12:57 AM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: Beaten Valve

My girl likes MSNBC. But she is a dumb blonde type, even though she makes straight A+ grades. But good looking enough to tolerate. However I have noticed a real change in her. She is awakening to the fact that Socialism does not work and she is really more of a Libertarian. She even had me peel off her Obama bumper sticker and took down her Obama picture. I think the brainwashing is wearing off.


31 posted on 01/11/2010 9:15:08 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: Beaten Valve

Very typical. Leftists are obsessed with Fox News and seem to think that it alone is keeping America from being a progressive utopia.

What’s behind it, I think, is the unstated belief, born from decades of liberal bias, that mass media is the Left’s birthright.


32 posted on 01/11/2010 9:15:49 AM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: Beaten Valve

Well all I can say is who is #1 of the networks..And isn’t MSNBC very low on the watching polls..Nice try commie..


33 posted on 01/11/2010 9:17:04 AM PST by PLD
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To: Beaten Valve

This is what happens when you get all your information from the teleprompter.


34 posted on 01/11/2010 9:17:13 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Beaten Valve

Dear Mr. Keeling:

Please, take a deep breath and don’t be so mad.

May the peace of Christ rest upon you.


35 posted on 01/11/2010 9:17:18 AM PST by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: Beaten Valve

News Commentator Positions Available. Contact Fox News. No Irish Need Apply.


36 posted on 01/11/2010 9:20:46 AM PST by Cuchulain ("...never treat with the enemy; never surrender to his mercy, but fight to the finish.")
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To: your local physicist

Although I only watch Fox for news, I don’t watch either O’Rielly or Hannity. O’Rielly is so full of himself it turns my stomach, Hannity is just not that smart(If I may say it, he is STUPID). He only got on the air because he was a “Rush Light” copycat...but he does ot have Rush’s intelligience or wit. But he does fill a void I guess....
Go Rupert....LOL...


37 posted on 01/11/2010 9:23:12 AM PST by Pheadrus427
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All Fox does is catch the money and audience.

Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Hitler Blah blah Blah blah Racist Blah blah Blah blah. Same vile.....DNC talking points.


38 posted on 01/11/2010 9:24:17 AM PST by Yackma
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To: VeniVidiVici

Not worth reading after that. I would rip this up and throw it away if I were an editor.


39 posted on 01/11/2010 9:26:01 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Not worth reading after that. I would rip this up and throw it away if I were an editor.


40 posted on 01/11/2010 9:26:06 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: denydenydeny

Leftists are obsessed with Fox News and seem to think that it alone is keeping America from being a progressive utopia.

I see this all the time.

One reason for it IMO is their unwillingness to acknowledge that “the people” do not support the agenda pushed by the Left and its advocates in the MSM, and the only explanation they can come up with is, “Fox makes them do it.”


41 posted on 01/11/2010 9:27:23 AM PST by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: Pheadrus427

OK, you have the right to your opinion. Say hi for me to everyone at DNC headquarters...thnx....lol.


42 posted on 01/11/2010 9:51:06 AM PST by your local physicist (Never give in to the dark side of the Force unless you are double-teamed while playing nose tackle.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Ugh, that read like something Garafalo or Behar would write - pretentious, lacking in substance, and too dumb to be funny or genuinely insulting.


43 posted on 01/11/2010 9:58:49 AM PST by DemforBush (Never mind that *bleep*, here comes Mongo!)
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To: Beaten Valve

THE EARS OF satan BURN WITH THE SOUNDS OF TRUTH... FU... ALL OF YOU LEFTIST TRAITORS AND COMMIES.

LLS


44 posted on 01/11/2010 10:04:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Russ

I absolutely concur.

I am just so puzzled by people who make millions of dollars, live huge lifestyles of glamour, publicity and still espouse the economic system that would make them poor.

It makes one wonder about their sanity.


45 posted on 01/11/2010 10:04:50 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Beaten Valve

THE EARS OF satan BURN WITH THE SOUNDS OF TRUTH... FU... ALL OF YOU LEFTIST TRAITORS AND COMMIES.

LLS


46 posted on 01/11/2010 10:08:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Beaten Valve

THE EARS OF satan BURN WITH THE SOUNDS OF TRUTH... FU... ALL OF YOU LEFTIST TRAITORS AND COMMIES.

LLS


47 posted on 01/11/2010 10:25:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Note to Julian Keeling:

You are a wretchedly unhappy person who has never had to defend themselves or their possessions from the chronic criminals which you and your kind keep slapping on the wrist and turning back into the community. Shame on you all.

You must live in a building with many floors, a doorman on duty 24 hours, and multiple doors which guard you from the criminals mentioned above.

There are millions of us who are in the position of having to provide most of our own security. Fences- even those which are electrified don’t keep out the criminals. Our buildings are sprayed with graffitti, which we must spend hard earned dollars to clean up. Our possessions, which some of us saved and worked hard to obtain are blatently stolen when we are away from our properties at our jobs-—YES- I said JOBS—something you apparently have never had.
I suspect you always had a “position”—not a “job”.

We are in danger of home invasions from gangs and druggies who think anything that can be fenced for a few more drug dollars is their right to take.

Out children are raped on the school grounds at a homecoming dance because you and your Liberal friends have decided that having lights on all night long on the school grounds costs too much.....how much will the cost be to that 14 yr old who was gang-raped?? Wasn’t your kid, was she?

We have coyotes killing our young calves- some of them new borns and when we organize a large Coyote Hunt to reduce the number of predators—you and your Liberal buddies have a hissy fit. You didn’t own that cow/calf——did you? How much money did you lose with the death of those calves? Same thing for the re-inrtoduction of wolves...they are very costly to the rancher who never sees an 8 hour day.

Whatever your background is- you live in rarified air, which seems to black out any recognition of the reasons why guns are necessary and why those of us in America who are not criminals and are gun owners have fought over and over again for the right to have such.

When the eventual civil war hits- which Nobama is pushing us into- don’t you for one single minute entertain the thought of seeking shelter or comfort from those of us who are fighting every day to preserve the freedoms you enjoy at the highest level.

You will be given many opportunities to get you feelings into print. We never will.

Rush- Hannity—Beck are our only voices who say openly what we think and live every day.

I don’t know your income level but when you learn to live on less than $20,000 a year, show me your budget. Show me which Goodwill you shop in. Show me how much peanut butter is in your cupboard—next to the pork & beans.

You are a jerk....at the very least. You are stealing oxygen.


48 posted on 01/11/2010 10:46:51 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: wac3rd

I am just so puzzled by people who make millions of dollars, live huge lifestyles of glamour, publicity and still espouse the economic system that would make them poor.

It makes one wonder about their sanity.”

They are part of the sub-set that never learned to connect the dots.


49 posted on 01/11/2010 10:55:22 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Beaten Valve

Julian A. Keeling has been part of the ocean and air freight business for the past 35 years. He is the CEO of Consolidators International, Inc., which he established over 15 years ago and is believed to be the largest air cargo wholesaler in the United States. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles

******

http://twitter.com/thekeeling

50 posted on 01/11/2010 10:57:03 AM PST by kcvl
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