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  • 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
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | 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...
  • 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...

    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 · 129 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...

    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...

    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
    NYTimes ^ | August 10, 2013 | By DAN BARRY
    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...
  • John Kerry doubts John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald worked alone

    11/09/2013 1:21:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    <p>JOHN Kerry has added credibility to a conspiracy theory that John F. Kennedy's assassin may not have worked alone.</p> <p>The US Secretary of State has become one of the highest-ranking politicians to publicly doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone conspirator in Kennedy's murder, admitting to a journalist that he was suspicious of the governments official finding.</p>
  • Lee Harvey Oswald and the ACLU

    11/23/2013 9:56:06 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Jarrett Stepman
    Although conspiracy theories abound as to who orchestrated President John F. Kennedys murder 50 years ago, there is little doubt regarding who actually pulled the trigger and shot the 35th president: left-wing radical Lee Harvey Oswald. He was involved with a number of liberal causes and had been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union; he had officially joined just weeks before he took Kennedys life, and when questioned after murdering Kennedy, Oswald specifically asked for an ACLU attorney. Savodink said that Oswalds fellow marines called him Oswaldskovich because of his fascination with communism and the U.S.S.R. Whatever theories...
  • Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan's Answer

    11/23/2013 4:30:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedysthat is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan? That renowned political philosopher Mick Jagger speculated on a source. I shouted out Who killed the Kennedys? asks the lyrics in the 1968 song by The Rolling Stones. When, after all, it was you and me. The song was titled, Sympathy for the Devil. It was, The Rolling Stones suggested,...
  • Historys First Rainbow Political Execution

    01/25/2015 11:00:13 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    If MSNBC Says Something Alone in the Forest, Is It Still Stupid? ^ | c. 430 354 BC | &#926;&#949;&#957;&#959;&#966;&#8182;&#957; (Xenophon)
    Socrates … took occasion of the presence of a whole company and of Euthydemus to remark that Critias appeared to be suffering from a swinish affection, or else why this desire to rub himself against Euthydemus like a herd of piglings scraping against stones. The hatred of Critias to Socrates doubtless dates from this incident. He treasured it up against him, and afterwards, when he was one of the Thirty [Tyrants] … he framed the law against teaching the art of words merely from a desire to vilify Socrates. He was at a loss to know how else to...
  • Ex-Rezko partner bankrupt

    02/16/2009 10:09:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 733+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-16-09 | Tim Novak
    Tony Rezko's former development partner is broke. ### Dan Mahru -- a lawyer who became an ice peddler and real estate developer -- has filed for bankruptcy, declaring that he and his business partners, including Rezko, owe as much as $95 million to creditors. Mahru estimates his personal debts could be as high as $50 million. Mahru and Rezko split a few years ago. But they're still fighting dozens of lawsuits filed over housing developments they built. "I couldn't handle all the multitude of lawsuits involving Mr. Rezko,'' Mahru says. Mahru lists $48,970.61 in assets in the bankruptcy case he...
  • Mob squeezed him; city squeezes widow (Kass: Chicago outfit, Daley machine)

    07/05/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-4-09 | John Kass
    Whether the name of Richie Urso ever makes it into the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich next June is anybody's guess. You've probably never heard of Richie Urso. But the FBI sure has heard of him. His is a classic Chicago story, about a beefy yet charming guy born on Grand Avenue, who got in trouble with the law as a kid, only to make political friends and become extremely wealthy. He was arrested once for jewelry theft in the '60s by the Outfit's top Chicago police detective, William Hanhardt. Urso's alleged partner in the theft was the...
  • Harry Reid Might Lose Eyesight After Exercise Injury

    01/09/2015 3:38:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 136 replies
    mediaite ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    In an interview with KNPR that aired this morning, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) revealed that an exercise injury he suffered on New Years Day may leave him blind in one eye. I had a serious injury in my eye, theres blood accumulation there, and were hoping that resolves itself, he said. As long as the blood is in the eye, its hard to see. The 75-year-old Reid was exercising in his own home with resistance bands when one snapped, flying into his eye and knocking him backwards, breaking three ribs and suffering a concussion. Reid added that he...
  • Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam Are Similar

    12/09/2014 3:24:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During a debate on HBOs Real Time last October, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.
  • Soros' Investment in Terror Lawyer Backfires (Lynne Stewart)

    07/21/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 21, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Five-and-a-half years after being convicted of providing material support for terrorism, terror lawyer Lynne Stewart finally received a sentence commensurate with her crime. She was resentenced last week to 10 years. But if George Soros had his way, she would be free today. Stewart made a career out of defending street criminals and terrorists, including Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (pleaded guilty), Weather Underground terrorist David J. Gilbert (convicted), and Larry Davis (acquitted of wounding six policemen and killing several others in 1986, only to be convicted of a later murder and killed in prison). It should have come as...
  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    09/30/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY MARY WISNIEWSKI
    Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election. Emanuel easily won the majority of voters in every African-American ward in 2011 to become mayor of Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. Since then, a persistently high murder rate, the closing of 50 public schools and a sense that Emanuel is out of touch have hurt his position and invited a bid from Karen...
  • Former ATF Agent: Empower Police To Nab Terrorists Smuggling Cigarettes

    09/29/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 28, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Strict laws must be put in place to combat New York City’s massive tobacco smuggling problem, former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives Assistant Director Rich Marianos told The Daily Caller News Foundation.“Street gangs, narcotics crews, Russian and Asian organized crime networks, and terrorists are trading cigs for guns, narcotics — even humans,” Marianos, who was with the ATF for 27 years, said.NYC’s disproportionately high cigarette tax is allowing hardened criminals and even terrorists to fund illicit activity and make huge profits, with almost no risk, thanks to lax tobacco smuggling laws.Since 2006, the tax rate on NYC...
  • Clifton-based recycler abruptly closes its doors, lays off 100 workers (New Jersey)

    09/07/2014 10:56:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Clifton Journal ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jeff Green, Aaron Morrison, James M. ONeill and Todd South
    Green Sky workers being told that the recycling plant is closing. A prominent Clifton-based recycling company abruptly closed its doors on Friday, informing more than 100 employees that they had worked their final day while dozens of North Jersey towns scrambled to forge temporary arrangements with other collectors. Green Sky Industries, which promoted itself as the state’s largest private recycler with 75 municipal contracts, many in Bergen and Passaic counties, announced in a letter to towns on Thursday that it was shutting both of its plants, in Clifton and Carteret in Middlesex County. The company’s Clifton employees on Friday were...
  • Holders Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits

    08/30/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nation’s top extortionist officer, has been running around the financial sector suing banks for anything (and everything) he can get away with. Ally Bank paid millions for alleged racist lending practices (an allegation the DOJ made without ever looking at loan portfolios), JP Morgan has shelled out billions for various anti-Obama comments regulatory infractions, and Bank of America just paid a $16.6 billion fine for their government-mandated role in the financial crises of 2008.Aside from...
  • The World is a Mess Hes Why

    08/09/2014 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    In the late interwar period, a few years before the ascendency of Adolf Hitler to the Chancellery, the famed German film director Fritz Lang created a classic of the silent film era. Spione (English: Spies) is a thriller of international espionage, intrigue, and manipulation by a criminal mastermind. Playing diplomats, politicians, and detectives against each other, using prostitutes, opium, and blackmail to control his adversaries, Langs arch villain Haghi pushes the world to the precipice of total war before he is brought down by the films hero. There is a man operating like this today. He has control of vast...
  • 'Sniper van' found in Metairie leads to mystery with mob ties

    07/19/2014 6:13:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    NOLA.com | Times-Picayune ^ | July 18, 2014 | Andy Grimm
    Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies found a racketeer and a riddle when they pulled over a van in Metairie two months ago. The racketeer was Joe Gagliano, the 55-year-old son of a reputed New Orleans mob underboss. The riddle was what he was doing in a van outfitted with what appeared to be gun ports, with a sniper rifle and silencer inside.Late one night a patrol deputy got a tip from a "credible and reliable source" that there was a van with stolen plates, driving on Metairie Road near the Orleans Parish line. When they pulled over the van, deputies found...
  • Would the Mafia ever order a hit on Pope Francis?

    06/24/2014 1:13:36 PM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/23/2014 | Peter Weber
    Pope Francis has declared a sort of holy war on the Mafia. And it's not unreasonable to believe that the Mafia may fight back. On Saturday, the pope traveled to Calabria, the heartland of one of Italy's biggest organized crime enterprises, the 'Ndrangheta, and, in front of a crowd of more than 100,000, blasted the 'Ndrangheta as example of "the adoration of evil and contempt of the common good." Then he dropped the hammer: Those who in their lives follow this path of evil, as mafiosi do, are not in communion with God. They are excommunicated. [Pope Francis] This is...