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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:26 PM

What do you guys know about Don Winslow?

I think he's put out some effective videos, and he definitely has a presence on the twitter machine. He's tweeted more than a couple of times that he has damning (paraphrasing) information on Graham and others and talks about it coming out. I think in at least one tweet he mentioned October.

I know very little about him. Is he credible or is he full of it? I'd loved to hear feedback from well-informed DU'ers.

Thank you!

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Reply What do you guys know about Don Winslow? (Original post)
Upthevibe Aug 2020 OP
Adelante Aug 2020 #1
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #2
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #10
KentuckyWoman Aug 2020 #3
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #12
albacore Aug 2020 #4
Adelante Aug 2020 #6
albacore Aug 2020 #11
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #14
Awsi Dooger Aug 2020 #8
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #15
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #13
albacore Aug 2020 #19
marble falls Aug 2020 #5
stillcool Aug 2020 #7
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #17
StrictlyRockers Aug 2020 #16
Upthevibe Aug 2020 #18

Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:36 PM

1. A detective novelist

He writes books about Mexican cartels and California surfer culture. He is a good writer, imo. I think he is credible in the anti-Trump work he is doing, as well.

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Response to Adelante (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:01 PM

9. Adelante...

Thank you so much for your input!

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:41 PM

2. I am always highly suspicious of anyone who claims to have

information but they are going to release it later on. Why wait? If you have damning information, let it loose.

It seems as though over the years of my life every single time I come up against something like this ("I know something and I'll tell you at some indefinite point in the future" ) there is NEVER a release of that supposed information.

Not that I know anything about this guy, just going on experience and skepticism.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:03 PM

10. PoindexterOglethorpe...

That really bothers me as well.

In fact, I responded to the tweet about Graham and asked him to release the info now! (Which as far as I can tell he didn't).

Thanks you for your feedback.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:47 PM

3. I think he stepped over a line using the Conway kid

She's what, 15 or 16? She's struggling. There are plenty of ways to condemn the mother without adding additional pain to the kid.

He's someone my 24 yr old grand niece said I should follow when she hooked me up in Twitter. He seems to shoot straight but I don't know his background. I think if he does have anything with legs he'll wait until the 11th hour and see how many voters he can pick off.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:39 PM

12. KentuckyWoman....

I know a little bit about the Conway's daughter wanting to be emancipated but I don't know anything about Don Winslow's involvement.

Well, maybe he said he has some damaging intel.

Thanks for your feedback.....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:53 PM

4. His novels...

especially "The Border" and "Power of the Dog".. long books.. show an amazing knowledge of the drug cartels. NOT bedtime stories for the kiddies.
He was a private detective and an arson investigator.
I tend to believe him.
We shall see.

Of course.. NO bombshell revelation will stir the trump fans, so Winslow could have the pee tapes, and the trumpers would cheer the amount of pee trump puts out.

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Response to albacore (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 07:10 PM

6. Power of the Dog

Loved it.

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Response to Adelante (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:04 PM

11. Not enough violence.... (sarcasm)

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Response to Adelante (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:38 PM

14. Adelante....

I'll have to check out his books. Thanks...

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Response to albacore (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 08:19 PM

8. Not surprised he writes long books

 

That's the problem with his videos. He doesn't seem to realize that one major point is more memorable and effective

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:39 PM

15. Awsi Dooger....

I know what you mean about his videos. Having said that, I've been impressed by some of them. Thanks for your input

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Response to albacore (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:36 PM

13. albacore....

I've heard he's a really good author but I've haven't read any of his books. Was he a private detective and an arson investigator in real life or were those the protagonists in his book?

I know what you mean about the hardcore dt supporters. My thoughts are that his supporters are either:
Cult members belonging to the cult of dt
Born with a difficult, unkind, hateful, or ill-tempered nature
Incredibly angry people who are energized by dt's horrific actions

Thanks for the input that you're apt to believe him. That's what I'm trying to get a handle on.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:51 PM

19. Both...private investigator and arson investigator....

"Winslow's career as an investigator often took him to California to look into arson cases, as his storytelling skills helped explain cases to juries."
"In the late 1970s, Winslow returned to New York City, first working as manager of a chain of movie theaters, then as a private investigator in movie theaters and the back alleys of Times Square. He returned to school to earn a master's degree in Military History, led safaris in Kenya and hiking trips in China's Sichuan province."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Winslow

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:54 PM

5. Wasn't he Ozzy Nelson's neighbor in the first three years??

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 08:02 PM

7. I've read his books...

and liked them. I think his head and heart are in the right place, and give anybody credit for putting themselves out there, for the purpose of neutering the Republican party.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:43 PM

17. stillcool....

I also give him a lot of credit for his efforts. I just know so little about him that I wonder if he really has intel or he's just saying he does... Thanks for your input...

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:40 PM

16. I just know Don is good at Twitter.

I see him lately.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:46 PM

18. StrictlyRockers...

He is very active on twitter! That's how I know about him. Thanks!

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