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  • Why are my posts being deleted?

    02/09/2014 7:09:17 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 77 replies
    Vanity | February 9, 2014 | Mutt the Hoople
    Why are my posts about Maureen Dowd being deleted? Was posting a picture of Katherine Zeta-Jones now forbidden?
  • ARMED AMERICAN RADIO Welcomes Guns Across the Border Author Mike Detty

    04/28/2013 3:02:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 25 April, 2013 | Mark Walters
    Atlanta GA --(Ammoland.com)- Mark Walters and AAR bring Tucson gun dealer and author of the riveting book, Guns Across the Border to Armed American Radio listeners nationwide, Sunday 4/28/2013. Mike exposes his undercover involvement in Operation Wide Receiver, the precursor to Operation Fast and Furious. Mike will join regular AAR contributor, David Codrea for a riveting full hour to discuss his perilous three-year participation in the ATF “gunrunning” operation. Syndicated nationally and distributed by the Salem Radio Network, Armed American Radio airs every Sunday on over 177 affiliates in hundreds of cities across American including the digital Cable Radio Network....
  • Nashville Couple, the Gettys, Revive Lost Art of Hymn Writing

    04/14/2013 4:10:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-14-13 | Bob Smietana
    Kristyn and Keith Getty specialize in writing modern hymns for churches Most songwriters in Nashville want to get their songs on the radio. Keith and Kristyn Getty hope their songs end up in dusty old hymn books. The Gettys, originally from Belfast, Ireland, hope to revive the art of hymn writing at a time when the most popular new church songs are written for rock bands rather than choirs. They’ve had surprising success.
  • As Gulf oil spill worsens, Obama flies to San Fran to party with Getty Oil tycoons

    05/26/2010 4:55:53 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies · 637+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/26/10 | kevin kristy
    The president raised $1.7 million, according to a Democratic official, with $1.1 million for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and $600,000 for Boxer. Tickets ranged from $250 for a larger reception to $35,200 per couple at a dinner. After the Fairmont events, Obama headed to a private fundraiser at the home of two of California’s big Democratic contributors, Ann and Gordon Getty. The event was closed to the press.
  • President Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Getty Oil Heirs

    05/25/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 27 replies · 929+ views
    With millions of gallons of crude oil wreaking havoc on the Gulf of Mexico, the White House announced today that President Barack Obama will assess the efforts to stop the massive oil leak... but not until after he hosts a fancy fundraiser... with wealthy oil heirs Ann and Gordon Getty in San Francisco this evening... The events are scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, in the city's affluent Nob Hill district, and at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, wealthy philanthropists who head their family's billion dollar trust.” The decision to raise campaign funds with Getty –...
  • Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty - fauxtography at it again...

    05/05/2009 10:14:58 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 16 replies · 951+ views
    guardian ^ | today | epluribus_2
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/05/un-report-israel-gaza-negligence
  • Obama Visits Billionaires Row

    04/08/2008 7:14:44 PM PDT · by jdm · 80 replies · 2,042+ views
    Zombie Time ^ | April 08, 2008 | Staff
    On April 6, 2008, Barack Obama visited the San Francisco region, zipping from event to event all day long, from one end of the Bay Area to the other. What? you might ask. How did I miss that? If only I had known, I would have gone to see him. Well, there's a reason you didn't know about it. Obama didn't want you to know about it. Because the events he was attending weren't for people like you. They were for people with lots and lots of money, who use that money to gain access and influence with politicians --...
  • CA: Attorney general criticizes Getty spending, but finds no fraud

    10/02/2006 6:10:38 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 200+ views
    AP - San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 2, 2006 | Greg Risling
    LOS ANGELES – Charitable funds given to the J. Paul Getty Trust were improperly used to pay the travel expenses of the foundation's former chief executive and buy artwork for retiring board members, the California attorney general said in a report Monday. The investigation found some improper spending at the $9 billion trust, the nation's third-largest private foundation, but no fraud. However, an attorney who has served in key law enforcement posts was appointed to serve as an independent monitor of the trust – the first time in state history that someone will oversee the dealings of a charitable trust....
  • CA: Villaraigosa hosts Blair at Getty Villa

    07/31/2006 11:27:33 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 07/31/2006 | RICK ORLOV
    PACIFIC PALISADES - Wanting to see America beyond the beltway of power and politics in Washington, D.C., British Prime Minister Tony Blair began a two-day visit to Los Angeles on Monday - the first official trip to the Southland by a sitting British prime minister. Blair, who is here to discuss the environment, world politics and business, started with a meeting with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Port of Long Beach, where the two signed an agreement to tackle global warming. Later, Blair was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the recently reopened...
  • CA: Lockyer, Munitz lunched as state probed Getty chief ("I was being a good listener"-Lockyer)

    07/27/2006 9:59:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 185+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | July 27, 2006 | AP
    Barry Munitz , chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, had a private lunch with his friend Attorney General Bill Lockyer as the state probed Munitz for allegedly mismanaging trust money, the Los Angeles Times reported. Lockyer, California's top law enforcement official, acknowledged that the January lunch at a downtown pizzeria might look bad, but said the two did not discuss the investigation. He said, however, Munitz did disclose plans to resign from his $1.5 million-a-year post because of the controversy surrounding his lavish spending. Munitz quit a month later and agreed to forgo more than $2 million guaranteed...
  • Getty fattens its Rubens trove

    05/09/2006 6:42:03 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 26 replies · 482+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, aiming to deepen its collection of works by Peter Paul Rubens in his prime, has made its first major acquisition since the January arrival of Michael Brand as director. The work, "The Calydonian Boar Hunt," was painted on an oak panel, 23 1/4 by 35 5/8 inches, apparently in 1611 or 1612. "It just shows to me a great master in his absolute peak form — how magical painting can be, that deftness of touch," Brand said. Museum officials, who said they bought the work in late April from a London dealer, declined to disclose...
  • Getty to return three ancient pieces to Italy

    10/04/2005 11:00:34 AM PDT · by woofie · 9 replies · 356+ views
    La Times ^ | Jason Felch
    Italian authorities have agreed to accept an offer from the J. Paul Getty Museum to return three ancient objects allegedly stolen from Italy, but say they jhuwill continue to pursue dozens more artifacts in a separate criminal case against the museum's former antiquities curator. The Getty's offer came after protracted negotiations with Italian authorities, and it figures prominently in the museum's strategy of building goodwill with the Italian government, records show. The Italians have presented evidence that each of the three items was looted from Italian tombs or taken from collections in Italy, in violation of the country's patrimony laws....
  • Getty Had Signs It Was Acquiring Possibly Looted Art, Documents Show

    10/01/2005 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies · 519+ views
    LATimes.com ^ | 9/25/05 | Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino,
    Attorneys for the J. Paul Getty Museum have determined that half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection were purchased from dealers now under investigation for allegedly selling artifacts looted from ruins in Italy. Italian authorities have identified dozens of objects in the Getty collection as looted, including ancient urns, vases and a 5-foot marble statue of Apollo. The Italians have Polaroid photographs seized from a dealer's warehouse in Switzerland that show Getty artifacts in an unrestored state, some encrusted with dirt — soon after they were dug from the ground, Italians officials say. In response to the Italian investigation, Getty...
  • Documents: Getty had clues it was obtaining possibly looted art

    09/25/2005 12:57:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies · 675+ views
    AP ^ | Sunday September 25, 2005
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Lawyers for the J. Paul Getty Museum have determined that half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection were bought from dealers suspected of selling artifacts embezzled from Italy, according to a published report Sunday. Getty officials knew as early as 1985 that several of their suppliers were selling artworks that probably had been looted, but the museum continued the acquisitions, according to hundreds of documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Italian authorities are demanding the return of 42 objects in the Getty collection they believe were stolen, including ancient urns, vases and a 5-foot marble statue...
  • CA: Getty Curator on Trial for Acquiring Stolen Antiquities

    07/18/2005 3:57:33 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 5 replies · 270+ views
    LA Times a paper hardly read... ^ | 7/18/05 | Tracy Wilkinson
    ROME -- In a case with broad implications for the art world, the trial of a senior curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum who is accused of illegally acquiring antiquities opened today in Rome, and was almost immediately suspended to await translation of key documents into English. The prosecution of Marion True, the Getty's curator for antiquities and director of the Getty Villa, will resume Nov. 16, a three judge panel decided. True, 56, is accused of criminal conspiracy to receive stolen goods and illicit receipt of archeological items purportedly dug up in Italy. The case involves 42 allegedly...
  • Stark family donates 28 masterpieces to J. Paul Getty Trust

    05/04/2005 3:25:48 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 35 replies · 449+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/3/05 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - The late Hollywood power broker and producer Ray Stark and his wife have donated 28 masterpiece sculptures to the J. Paul Getty Trust to establish a sculpture garden at the Getty Center. The 20th-century sculptures include the works of Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Aristide Maillol, Joan Miro, Henry Moore and Isamu Noguchi, the Getty trust said Monday in a statement. The works are mainly bronze and were created between 1911 and 1988. "They're very important pieces, very important artists," John Giurini, spokesman for the Getty Trust, said Monday. He declined to...
  • Mayor Newsom sells local business interests to Gordon Getty

    04/02/2004 6:28:40 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 10 replies · 165+ views
    AP ^ | April 2, 2004, 12:45 PM) | AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mayor Gavin Newsom sold his local business interests to oil heir Gordon Getty for $1.7 million earlier this year, the mayor's spokesman said.</p> <p>The 36-year-old millionaire mayor, who took office Jan. 8, earlier announced his decision to get out of the businesses he co-owned in San Francisco, including the PlumpJack Cafe, the Balboa Cafe and the Matrix-Fillmore bar, to avoid potential conflicts of interest.</p>
  • Calif AG To Be Served With Recall Papers MONDAY (Gay Marriage Fiasco)

    02/28/2004 4:10:08 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 86 replies · 306+ views
    For Immediate Release - February 28, 2004CONTACT: Bob Taylor press@HowardForSenate.com RECALL BILL LOCKYER EFFORT MOVES FORWARD Attorney General Bill Lockyer Monday Will Be Served With “Notice of Intent to Recall” SACRAMENTO—Republican U.S. Senate candidate Howard Kaloogian (website: www.HowardForSenate.com) announced today that his effort to Recall Bill Lockyer will proceed because of Lockyer’s clear hostility to defending the people’s will on the definition of marriage. Kaloogian said today that he will serve Attorney General Bill Lockyer with a Notice of Intent to Recall on Monday. Earlier this week, Kaloogian, who served as Chairman of the Recall Gray Davis Committee, announced...
  • J. Paul Getty helped traitors sell oil to Hitler

    08/26/2003 4:31:03 PM PDT · by Patriotways · 19 replies · 348+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 25/08/2003) | Peter Day
    Getty helped traitors sell oil to Hitler The Texan oil billionaire Jean Paul Getty was at the heart of a conspiracy to provide support to Hitler's Germany early in the Second World War, according to newly released intelligence documents. The file links Getty to a shadowy network of financiers who supplied the Nazis with fuel in defiance of a British blockade and accuses him of gathering spies and traitors around him at his fashionable Hotel Pierre in New York. It records that he returned from Berlin in 1939 "talking breezily of his old friend Hitler" and that his business contacts...
  • Getty helped traitors sell oil to Hitler

    08/24/2003 6:22:28 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 243+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 08/25/03 | Peter Day
    The Texan oil billionaire Jean Paul Getty was at the heart of a conspiracy to provide support to Hitler's Germany early in the Second World War, according to newly released intelligence documents. The file links Getty to a shadowy network of financiers who supplied the Nazis with fuel in defiance of a British blockade and accuses him of gathering spies and traitors around him at his fashionable Hotel Pierre in New York. It records that he returned from Berlin in 1939 "talking breezily of his old friend Hitler" and that his business contacts included Serge Rubinstein, a notorious fraudster who...
  • Mysterious parks-bond benefactor is a Getty

    05/12/2002 6:40:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies · 275+ views
    Contra Costa Times/San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11 May 2002 | Paul Rogers
    <p>SAN JOSE - The mystery of "Rosebud" is solved.</p> <p>The secret donor who gave $1 million to the campaigns to pass California's last two parks bonds is Caroline Getty, a Southern California heiress to the Getty oil fortune and a longtime environmental philanthropist.</p>