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  • Charles Cooke at National Review Writes About Threats based on Gun Watch Picture

    10/05/2014 12:57:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is nice to see that more people are noticing the weird threats against peaceful people generated at the Moms Demand Action facebook page. Charles C. W. Cooke writes about it at National   I would have been happy to have him use the photograph, with attribution, but perhaps, because the MDA page did not give attribution, he never contacted me. He does a good job of covering the issue.  I would have been happy to give him more background.   From Reacting to a photograph of a man standing at a checkout with a handgun holstered upon his...
  • Moms Demand Action Steals my Picture

    10/04/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had the picture above taken, and wrote the story about it a month ago.  It seems to have hit a nerve, because Moms Demand Action stole the picture and tried to use it for their propaganda.   It is one of the reasons that I copyright these articles and allow for use *if the attribution line is included*.   MDA did not include the attribution line, but their use of the picture is backfiring anyway. Here is a link to the article at that it generated.    Brandon, the author, did a good job. As we start reading through the...
  • Chili's, Fry's team up to feed the troops

    11/22/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jacob Petersen
    SIERRA VISTA — At a time when many people around the country are planning to visit family for Thanksgiving, many of America’s soldiers are duty bound to stand vigilant in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy. And though many local soldiers didn’t get the chance to go home for the start of the holiday season, at least a few hundred still enjoyed a home-cooked holiday meal. Over the course of a few hours on Monday night, more than 300 soldiers packed into the local Chili’s restaurant to fill up on Thanksgiving delicacies. From turkey and ham to green beans,...
  • Fry's Electronics Seeks $65 Million From Ex-VP Over Kickbacks

    10/19/2011 12:55:08 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Law360 ^ | Oct. 18, 2011 | Lisa Uhlman
    In a complaint seeking a finding of nondischargeability of debt, Fry's says former Vice President of Marketing and Operations Ausaf Umar Siddiqui defrauded the company willfully and maliciously and that its claim against the debtor therefore cannot be dismissed under federal bankruptcy..
  • Casinos might owe Fry's for exec's losses ($65 million kickback scheme)

    12/25/2008 12:07:45 AM PST · by dennisw · 32 replies · 1,347+ views
    San Fran Chronic ^ | December 24, 2008 | Matthew B. Stannard, Chronicle Staff Writer
    For years, Ausaf Umar Siddiqui lived big in Las Vegas, gambling and losing millions of dollars - including money the Internal Revenue Service now says was embezzled through a $65 million kickback scheme he engineered as a Fry's Electronics vice president. Should the casinos have suspected something was wrong prior to Siddiqui's arrest Friday? "At what point or under what circumstances should the casinos be held accountable?" posited William Eadington, director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno. "I wouldn't be at all surprised if Fry's lawyers are all over...
  • Fry's executive with huge gambling debt accused of fraud (electronics store)

    12/22/2008 5:27:48 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 52 replies · 1,297+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/22/08 | By Lisa Fernandez, San Jose Mercury News
    one-time computer salesman who rose through the ranks to help build Fry's Electronics into a robust national retailer is facing allegations that he defrauded the San Jose-based company out of $65 million, much of which he used to pay off enormous gambling debts in Las Vegas. Ausaf Umar Siddiqui, 42, who goes by "Omar" and has been Fry's vice president of merchandising and operations, appeared in federal court today, where prosecutors filed a complaint that alleges he was involved in a "secret kickback scheme to defraud Fry's Electronics of millions of dollars." Fry's executives didn't know about the illegal kickbacks,...