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When the mass media are corrupt, it's up to us to spread the truth.

The Mafia’s President: Nixon and the Mob

Posted on November 14, 2017
by Don Fulsom

Unbeknownst to most people even now, the election of 1968 placed the patron saint of the Mafia in the White House. In other words, Richard Nixon would go on to not only lead a criminal presidency; he would be totally indebted to our nation’s top mobsters.

By 1969, thanks in large part to his long-time campaign manager and political advisor Murray Chotiner, a lawyer who specialized in representing mobsters, Nixon had participated in secret criminal dealings for more than 20 years with sketchy figures such as Mickey Cohen, Mob financial guru Meyer Lansky, Teamsters union chief Jimmy Hoffa, and New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello. And with Chotiner as one of his key behind-the-scenes advisors in the White House, Nixon’s ties to the Mafia didn’t end there. The Mafia’s President reveals a mind-blowing litany of favors Nixon exchanged with these sinister characters over decades, ranging from springing Jimmy Hoffa from prison to banning the federal government from using the terms “Mafia” and “La Cosa Nostra.” Drawing on newly released government tapes, documents, and other fresh information, The Mafia’s President by Don Fulsom offers a carefully reported, deeply researched account of Richard Nixon’s secret connections to America’s top crime lords. Read an excerpt of The Mafia’s President below.

Mobsters in Cuba

Santos Trafficante Jr., based in Tampa, was one of the most powerful Mafia godfathers in the country—and he was brutally vicious to his enemies. Known as the “Silent Don” because he was a keen adherent of the Mob’s vow of silence, he wore thick glasses and dressed more like a bank president than a hood.

Yet Santos never hesitated to order hits on fellow mobsters who tried to encroach on his territory—or who had committed, in his deep green eyes, any other unpardonable sin. Among those Mafiosi reportedly bumped off on Trafficante’s orders were Brooklyn boss Albert “the Mad Hatter” Anastasia; Chicago godfather Sam “Momo” Giancana; and Giancana lieutenant John “Handsome Johnny” Roselli. Trafficante also played a leading role in secret U.S. murder plots against Cuban leader Fidel Castro, instigated in 1959 by Vice President Richard Nixon.


Later, as vice president, Nixon summoned the loyal gangster who had shielded him from a potential Havana gambling scandal into service for a hush-hush government assignment. Always scheming, Nixon wanted to take advantage of Norman Rothman’s old Batista-era contacts in Cuba.

So in 1960, at Nixon’s direction, Trafficante and several other Mafia heavyweights signed up as co-conspirators in secret Nixon-led Mafia-CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro. And among the key players in implementing the plots were Norman Rothman, former Nixon dirty trickster (and Hughes and Mafia associate) Robert Maheu, and CIA agents (and future Nixon dirty tricksters) Frank Sturgis and E. Howard Hunt. All of the Castro murder plots, of course, were miserable failures: the longtime ruler of Cuba died a natural death in his homeland in 2016.



None of the above was reported to the Warren Commission.

Big Liars. Thieves. Mass Murderers. Kleptocrats. Conservatives. Racists. Republicans. Traitors.

And We the People are told: “It’s a mystery!” Unless you and Hunter and all the good people who care say otherwise.

Tucker called White Supremacy "a hoax" after El Paso massacre.

Déjà vu from 2019:

Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed on his show "'Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday that white supremacy is a "hoax" and "actually not a real problem in America."

Why it matters: A racist manifesto complaining about a "Hispanic invasion" was posted online by a writer identified as the suspected gunman before the El Paso mass shooting Saturday. Per Axios' Jim VandeHei and Sara Fischer, white-extremist active shooters in the U.S. were responsible for 65 deaths in 7 episodes in the past 18 months.

Source: https://www.axios.com/2019/08/07/tucker-carlson-calls-white-supremacy-rise-hoax

Tucker Carlson has not toned down the stochastic whistling one bit.

The Nixon-Bush NAZI Connection

A great read from a former US Attorney:

PDF: http://coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/54/54_35.pdf

Rhetoric of the Two Sides

Rhetoric is the art of persuasive speech.

Republican Party rhetoric relies on lies, smears and disinformation— tools of the propagandist and tyrants.

Democratic Party rhetoric relies on facts, critical analysis and historical context — tools of a democracy.

These days, the former gets a lot more traction and bang for the buck because it touches people’s emotions, particularly fear and hate. Great for tee vee ratings.

The latter relies on reason and discussion that leads to compromise and progress. Boring tee vee.

Rather than adopting puke strategy and engaging in puke tactics, I propose we Democrats better inform and educate all voters — including Independents, but especially traditional Republicans.

Bush v Gore rung a bell.

“We will also never know whether the Republican partisans on the Court would have made the same decision if it had been George W. Bush, and not Al Gore, who needed the Florida recount to become President. But we can certainly make an educated guess.” — Mark S. Brodin

PDF: Bush v. Gore: The Worst (or at least second-to-the-worst) Supreme Court Decision Ever


Michigan Lawyer Who Sought to Overturn Biden's Victory Tied to Russian Spy

The international white supremacist-money laundering-tax dodging oligarchs and gunhumping moron crowds unite oh my.

Michigan Lawyer Who Sought to Overturn Biden's Victory Tied to Russian Spy

The National Memo
May 12, 2022

A Tennessee attorney who worked on a Michigan lawsuit alleging voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election has a history of working with Russian nationals, an investigation by the American Independent Foundation has found.

The lawyer, G. Kline Preston IV, worked with a conservative legal group in Michigan as part of an effort to overturn the election results in the state, where Joe Biden defeated former President Donald Trump by a slim margin in 2020.

Preston has worked for Republican politicians and causes as a legal adviser for nearly two decades. He has said he is "family friends" with Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, whose campaign he represented in 2005 as it was being investigated for possible finance violations. He gave legal advice to Blackburn's 2007 House campaign and worked with her as recently as 2014.

Preston has a long history of sharing pro-Confederate propaganda on social media. He even quoted a former Ku Klux Klan leader in one of the many books he's written. In 2013, Preston sent a tweet suggesting that former President Barack Obama is not American — the same "Birther" conspiracy theory that Trump pushed before he ran for president.


One of the Russian nationals Preston is connected to is Maria Butina, an unregistered foreign agent who infiltrated the National Rifle Association as part of a Russian effort to influence conservatives. In 2018, The Daily Beast uncovered that it was Preston who first introduced Butina's handler, Alexander Torshin, a former Russian parliamentarian who was sanctioned by the Treasury Department, to David Keen, the former president of the NRA. According to their reporting, Preston is a "friend and confidant" of Torshin. In 2011 — the same year he introduced Torshin to Keene — Preston traveled to Russia to serve as a foreign elections observer. Preston also told The Tennessean in 2018 that Torshin "was interested in the NRA so I hooked him up."



Welly well well. What have we here?

You know, there's got to be a better way to boil water.

Nuclear fission’s object, er, at least the unclassified one, is to heat water to a boil in order to spin a turbine and generate a current. That is the only good the reason for all the uranium, plutonium, etc., that we can’t properly dispose of and makes people ill for hundreds of thousands of years, along with the myriad resources, byproducts, and associated costs. The other reasons for all that, the bad reasons, are to make a buck and to build bigger guns.

Fukushima, Plutonium, CIA, and the BFEE: Deep Doo-Doo Four Ways to Doomsday


Oligarchs are it, Baby.

Thomas Friedman’s, wife, fir instance. Billionaire shopping mall heiress.

The guy, the NYT, and most all of the world answer to the Almighty Dollar.

An unvarnished analysis from the socialist camp on how “librul media” TF and NYT put the profit ahead of the pandemic way back in March 2020.


The plutocrats wonder how they'll manage.

How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

‘The Event was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, virus, or hack that takes everything down.’ Illustration: Matt Huynh
Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to escape disaster – and when it comes, they’ll leave the rest of us behind

Douglas Rushkoff for Medium via The Guardian
Tue 24 Jul 2018

Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been offered for a talk – about half my annual professor’s salary – all to deliver some insight on the subject of “the future of technology”.

I’ve never liked talking about the future. The Q&A sessions always end up more like parlor games, where I’m asked to opine on the latest technology buzzwords as if they were ticker symbols for potential investments: blockchain, 3D printing, Crispr. The audiences are rarely interested in learning about these technologies or their potential impacts beyond the binary choice of whether or not to invest in them. But money talks, so I took the gig.


Which region will be less affected by the coming climate crisis: New Zealand or Alaska? Is Google really building Ray Kurzweil a home for his brain, and will his consciousness live through the transition, or will it die and be reborn as a whole new one? Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own underground bunker system and asked: “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the Event?”

The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr Robot hack that takes everything down.



“Mr. Kyle, your Agonizer, please!”

Interesting associations, His Honor's.

Source: Who Was Roy Cohn

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