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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:06 PM
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Justice Department Releases List of Pardons Granted by President Bush
This is a press release, so length limit shouldn't apply.
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=54211

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- President George W. Bush granted pardons to the following 14 individuals:

-- Gene Armand Bridger, Elkhart, Ind.
Offense: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and mail fraud; 18 U.S.C. 2, 371, and 1341.
Sentence: May 29, 1963; Western District of Michigan; five years probation

-- Cathryn Iline Clasen-Gage, Rockwall, Texas
Offense: Misprision of a felony; 18 U.S.C. 4.
Sentence: Aug. 21, 1992; Northern District of Texas; 18 months imprisonment and one year of supervised release.

-- Thomas Kimble Collinsworth, Buckner, Ark.
Offense: Receipt of a stolen motor vehicle that had been transported in interstate commerce; 18 U.S.C. 2313.
Sentence: Aug. 22, 1989; Western District of Arkansas; three years probation and a $5,000 fine.

-- Morris F. Cranmer, Jr., Little Rock, Ark.
Offense: Making materially false statements to a federally-insured institution; 18 U.S.C. 1014.
Sentence: March 30, 1988; Eastern District of Arkansas; Nine months incarceration in a community correctional facility, with the condition that he work for the Arkansas Department of Health.

-- Rusty Lawrence Elliott, Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
Offense: Making counterfeit Federal Reserve notes; 18 U.S.C. 471.
Sentence: April 26, 1991; Western District of Missouri; 12 months and one day imprisonment; two years supervised release, and a $500 fine.

-- Adam Wade Graham, Salt Lake City, Utah
Offense: Conspiracy to deliver 10 or more grams of LSD; 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(v), and 846.
Sentence: Nov. 23, 1992; District of Wyoming; 30 months imprisonment, later reduced to 11 months and 21 days of imprisonment, and five years supervised release conditioned upon performance of 250 hours community service.

-- Rufus Edward Harris, Canon, Ga.
Offenses: 1.) Possession of tax-unpaid whiskey; 26 U.S.C. 5205 and 2604. 2.) Possession and selling tax-unpaid whiskey; 26 U.S.C. 5601, 5604, and 5205.
Sentence: 1.) June 17, 1963; Middle District of Georgia; two years imprisonment. 2.) May 28, 1970, amended July 24, 1973; Northern District of Georgia; five years incarceration subsequently reduced to two years probation.

-- Jesse Ray Harvey, Scarbro, W.Va.
Offense: Property damage by use of explosives and destruction of an energy facility; 18 U.S.C. 844(i) and 1366(a).
Sentence: April 17, 1990; Southern District of West Virginia; 25 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.

-- Larry Paul Lenius, Moorhead, Minn.
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; 21 U.S.C. 846.
Sentence: Sept. 29, 1989, District of North Dakota; 36 months probation conditioned upon three months service in community confinement and payment of $2,500 in restitution.

-- Larry Lee Lopez, Bokeelia, Fla.
Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana; 21 U.S.C. 952 and 953.
Sentence: July 19, 1985; Middle District of Florida; three years probation.

-- Bobbie Archie Maxwell, Lansing, Mich.
Offense: Mailing a threatening letter; 18 U.S.C. 876.
Sentence: Sept. 6, 1962; Middle District of Georgia; 12 months probation.

-- Denise Bitters Mendelkow, Salt Lake City, Utah
Offense: Embezzlement by a bank employee; 18 U.S.C. 656.
Sentence: May 21, 1981; District of Utah; two years probation conditioned upon payment of restitution.

-- Michael John Pozorski, Schofield, Wis.
Offense: Unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm; 26 U.S.C. 5861(d) and 5871.
Sentence: Sept. 14, 1988; Western District of Wisconsin; four years probation conditioned upon 90 days residence in a community treatment center and payment of a $750 fine.

-- Mark Lewis Weber, Sherwood, Ark.
Offense: Selling Quaalude tablets (one specification), selling, using, and possessing marijuana (three specifications), U.C.M.J., Articles 92 and 134.
Sentence: Aug. 20, 1981; United States Air Force general court-martial convened at Little Rock Air Force Base, Little Rock, Arkansas; 30 months confinement at hard labor, forfeiture of $334 pay per month for 30 months, reduction to the rank of airman basic, and a dishonorable discharge.
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:07 PM
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1. Let the news dump begin
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:08 PM by Oreo
Ladies and Gentlemen... start your Googles!

List anything you find in this thread. I'm especially interested to see campaign contributions for these people.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:56 PM
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32. Way to lead, Oreo!
:toast:
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:09 PM
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2. Hey, what happened to the "war on drugs" man?...n/t
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:00 PM
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36. Hey he has to pardon his connections
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:31 PM
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45. 'ludes must be a different kinda drug...
sort of like Oxycontin. :crazy:
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:24 AM
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65. My sentiments exactly..n/t
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:48 AM
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70. He sympathizes!
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:10 PM
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3. Lotsa drugs and booze selling in there
I wonder why. :evilgrin:
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:22 PM
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11. Makes you wonder why these particular guys were pardoned
Pardoned so that they can spy on the drug scene maybe? Pardoned because they traffic drugs for the CIA? Pardoned because they already spy on the drug scene? Pardonded because they donated heavily to the Republican party? I mean, lots of people get arrested on drug charges every day all over the country. Be interesting to find out exactly why these guys in particular. :shrug:
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:26 PM
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14. His suppliers?
:shrug:
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:33 PM
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18. LOL!
You never know.. hehehe. Although I'm sure a guy like him can get all the drugs he wants from many different sources. And I really can't picture him doing LSD. Just thinking about Georgie all hopped up on acid sends me on a bad trip. :evilgrin:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:47 PM
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47. I think that possibility should be investigated
thoroughly.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:10 PM
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4. Drug dealers, embezzlers and car thiefs
Jesus H. Christ...he's returning integrity to the White House and shitting on it.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:12 PM
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5. Friend of the pResident?
-- Larry Paul Lenius, Moorhead, Minn.
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; 21 U.S.C. 846.
Sentence: Sept. 29, 1989, District of North Dakota; 36 months probation conditioned upon three months service in community confinement and payment of $2,500 in restitution.

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KarenS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:12 PM
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6. I suspect he'll be issuing some preemptive pardons soon !! n/t
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:14 PM
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7. Must not be crimes; must be more like GOP job skills
-- Rusty Lawrence Elliott, Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
Offense: Making counterfeit Federal Reserve notes; 18 U.S.C. 471.
Sentence: April 26, 1991; Western District of Missouri; 12 months and one day imprisonment; two years supervised release, and a $500 fine.

And this feller must not be the right ethnic group:

-- Jesse Ray Harvey, Scarbro, W.Va.
Offense: Property damage by use of explosives and destruction of an energy facility; 18 U.S.C. 844(i) and 1366(a).
Sentence: April 17, 1990; Southern District of West Virginia; 25 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.



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Ouabache Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:48 AM
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54. no doubt these pardonees will be in the Jenna Bush administration
just like the xmas eve 1992, Iran-Contra pardonees from Bush I are now the looters and warmongers of this administration.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:18 PM
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8. What the hell? Half of them are drug dealers!
Didn't his father also pardon some egregious drug criminal?
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saskatoon Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:21 PM
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10. Half are drug dealers
well they generally have Money and so
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:20 PM
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9. Counterfeiting? That gets a pardon???
I figured the druggies were his dealers or something but why pardon a counterfeiter?

These pardons are always bizarre.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:35 PM
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35. They better check the campaign donations from this one....
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:18 PM
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75. Yeah, it might be counterfeit.
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:17 PM
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74. That's the one that puzzled me most too
I figured maybe the others could have some kind of extunating circumstances, evidence of prosecutor fraud ... who knows. Plus the fact that the sentence was just one year. There must be more to this.
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SIU_Blue Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:23 PM
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12. the war on terror...
-- Jesse Ray Harvey, Scarbro, W.Va.
Offense: Property damage by use of explosives and destruction of an energy facility; 18 U.S.C. 844(i) and 1366(a).
Sentence: April 17, 1990; Southern District of West Virginia; 25 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.

now why the hell was this guy pardoned?
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:24 PM
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13. Two questions
How were they picked, and how many of them are white? It would be interesting to see if any of them, if white, has a black counterpart still sitting in prison for the same exact thing.
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:27 PM
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15. Adam Wade Graham - this guy I found has ties to Alan Keyes.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:28 PM by Oreo
-- Adam Wade Graham, Salt Lake City, Utah
Offense: Conspiracy to deliver 10 or more grams of LSD; 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(v), and 846.
Sentence: Nov. 23, 1992; District of Wyoming; 30 months imprisonment, later reduced to 11 months and 21 days of imprisonment, and five years supervised release conditioned upon performance of 250 hours community service.

Granted this is a really generic name but check this out:
He's a freeper in a big way and writes about Salt Lake City in his blog
http://www.adamsweb.us/blog /

Adam Graham was the State Coordinator of Alan Keyes' 2000 Presidential campaign and Former Secretary of the Flathead County (MT) Republican Party Central Committee. He and his wife live in Boise, Idaho. His site is at http://www.adamsweb.us/blog You can subscribe to his nightly podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/blgH
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:37 PM
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20. "State Coordinator of Alan Keyes' 2000 Presidential campaign"
Nice catch. Republican criminals looking our for other Republican criminals. :mad:
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:42 PM
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21. Wow: Electric Republicans - Keyes seems strange enough to
be an old acid head, as well. Do you think George ever tripped?

Naw, that would be too scary a trip into a black hole.

Might explain a few things about both Keyes and Bush, though.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:53 PM
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50. Betcha anything it's the same guy.
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bornskeptic Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:47 AM
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64. Apparently not the same person.
The Adam Graham who has the blog is only 24 or 25 years old,

http://adamsweb.us/moretocome.html

and the conviction was in 1992. Of course, it's very possible that the Adam Graham who got the pardon is a relative.
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:36 AM
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66. Looks like he's a fan of DU!
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 08:40 AM by Oreo
Howdy Adam! I did say it was an incredibly generic name didn't I? I still think you'd need to be on LSD to work with Keyes though.
Nice rebuttal though... touche.

The Amazing Adam Grahams
Filed under: General adamsweb @ 11:29:08 pm

Jonathan David Morris wrote a piece about different Jonathan David Morris' out there which got me thinking about writing something on all the "Adam Graham's" out there.

This person at Democratic Underground caught Adam Wade Graham, but there's a lot more and several writers. Consider some of the ones I found:

Adam Graham of the Detroit News, looks like from his picture that he just rolled his face in newsprint. The guy gets a lot more headlines than me, plus he gets paid. On the other hand, he's 2 years older.

Adam Graham was also an Assistant Location Manager for the movie "Soul Survivors".

Adam Graham-Silverman is a left wing writer whose stuff has appeared in New Republic. Another paid journalist. Grrr.

Adam Graham is a highly rated teacher in Silver Springs, Maryland.

Adam Graham reviewed a couple books on Amazon-oops, that was me.

Adam Graham wrote a paper at the University of Texas in favor of the Iraq War.

Adam Graham teaches high school drama in Rockville, Maryland.

Adam Graham writes for Square Football.

Adam Graham died in both 1927 and his son Adam James in 1951.

Adam Graham is Dhunbiryun, whatever the heck that is.

Adam Graham is a "cut-throat billionaire" (known for slashing jobs, I guess) in Ivana Trump's book.

Adam Graham is an extreme skateboarder who jumps over an eight foot fence.

This is just the top 50 search results on Google for Adam Graham. I have to admit that no one, not even Adam Graham-Silverman of the powerful Free Republic got more mentions on Google than this Adam Graham! So, if not the only one, I may the best know.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:27 PM
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16. Got one! Morris Cranmer
He's apparently pHd Toxicologist. Involved in a dioxin study which has something to do with a Superfund site

Heres the cite: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/c95a1-10.html

Relavant Excerpt:

Residential Health Impact of Large-Scale, On-Site Incineration of Dioxin-Like Compounds.

Morris F. Cranmer, Ph.D., Cranmer and Associates, Little Rock, Arkansas, Robert W. Amler, M.D., Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, Georgia, John Senner, Ph.D., Patricia Burge, M.S., Thomas McChesney, D.V.M., Robert Robinette, M.S., Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock

Waste chemicals from the Vertac Chemical Corporation in Jacksonville, Arkansas--dibenzodioxins, dibenzofurans, chlorophenols, solvents, and herbicides, including Agent Orange-- were stored on-site in landfills and approximately 28,500 barrels. A high-temperature hazardous waste incinerator was built, tested, and operated on-site to destroy these wastes. Nearby residents were concerned about exposure to chemicals from the site and how their health would be affected by the incinerator operations.

To respond to these concerns, a biologic-indicators-of- exposure study (n=180) compared blood and urine levels of dioxin-like compounds in residents living adjacent to the site (target area) for >15 years (long-term) or <15 years (short-term), and in controls living 25 miles away (comparison area). Levels were compared pre-, mid-, and post-incineration. A health-outcomes survey (n=600) also compared cross-sectional prevalence of adverse health outcomes in the target area.

Serum levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (p=0.0032) and urine levels of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (p=0.0372) and 2,4-dichlorophenol (p=0.0268) were higher (pre-incineration and adjusted for age, sex, and race) in long-term target area residents than in controls. These findings suggested greater exposure to dioxin-like compounds (pre-incineration) of long-term residents living near the site. No significant pattern of self-reported adverse health outcomes was detected among different study groups. However, among 128 survey respondents who also had blood and urine testing, a positive association was found between total dioxin equivalent (TEQ) and self-reported occurrence of diabetes mellitus. Case-ascertainment and validation of this relationship are in progress. Additional findings, such as blood and urine levels of dioxin-like compounds at mid-term incineration of on-site wastes, have been analyzed and will be discussed following peer review mandated by Superfund.

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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:30 PM
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17. That's the same guy
I found a blog by his son that shows a picture.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:35 PM
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19. He's Mr. Agent Orange - good catch!
Ah.. now it's starting to make sence. Wonder just how bad the others on the list are.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:36 PM
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46. Maybe he helped out a bit with supplies for the Ukranian election.
And this is his reward.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:54 PM
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22. More on Cranmer
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:56 PM by sheeptramp
Okay. This is quick. heres a cite

http://www.ejnet.org/rachel/rehw456.htm

In a nutshell:

Cranmer takes EPA money to study hazardous waste.
Cranmer authors a study using faulty arithmetic to show that dioxin isnt that bad for you.


Excerpt:

"Then Greenpeace chemist Pat Costner of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, sent a Freedom of Information Act request for the data and let it be known that she would be providing an independent analysis of the findings. With that, the EPA-funded researchers sharpened their pencils and examined their data again. A month later they announced they had discovered that their first conclusion was false; now they said dioxin levels in the blood of families living near the incinerator had gone up, not down. It turned out that the principle researcher, Dr. Morris Cranmer, had done his arithmetic wrong and ATSDR's peer review panel of "dioxin experts" had failed to notice the huge mistake. <3>

Pat Costner's 28-page analysis, published this month, leaves the Cranmer study in tatters. <4> For example, the incinerator had been burning for 8 months before the "pre-burn" blood samples were taken--and these were probably the "dirtiest" 8 months of burning because the incinerator was new and the company had never operated an incinerator before. The "control" group was selected from the town of Mabelvale, only 25 miles from Jacksonville. EPA says air pollution from an incinerator travels at least 50 kilometers (31 miles) --so the "control" group was almost certainly exposed to dioxin from the Jacksonville incinerator. In addition, there are several other incinerators that pollute Mabelvale with dioxin--one of them operated by EPA itself in Jefferson, Arkansas. A worse "control group" could not have been found."
Furthermore, the selection of the study group itself biased the study's results. Youngsters under 18 and people over 65 were excluded --the very people most likely to spend time at home and be most affected by the Jacksonville incinerator. People who had elevated levels of dioxin in their blood to begin with were excluded; these were the people who had been most-exposed by the site in the past and therefore would be most likely to be impacted by the incinerator, which was built directly on the old site.

In sum, the Cranmer study seems to have been DESIGNED to reach false or misleading conclusions. Dr. Cranmer was well-qualified for conducting such a study. In 1988 had been convicted by a federal judge of bilking the federal government out of $9.5 million dollars. He appealed his conviction and lost. While he was serving his sentence of "community service" he was hired to do the Jacksonville study. <2>

Costner offers many additional criticisms of the Cranmer study. And she shows that the data reveal a dioxin increase of 22% in the blood of the Jacksonville residents who participated in the study.

Despite these remarkable revelations, EPA today is still insisting in public that burning dioxin-contaminated wastes in residential neighborhoods is entirely safe, and is good public policy, pointing to Jacksonville and the Cranmer study as evidence. Today EPA is promoting dioxin burns in Times Beach, Missouri, in Holbrook, Massachusetts, at the Crab Orchard site in southern Illinois, and at other sites around the country.

What could possibly be motivating this $7 billion-per-year bungling behemoth? Why in the world is EPA eager to burn powerful poisons, releasing the residuals directly into neighborhoods where families live? If readers can suggest possible EPA motives, we'd be pleased to hear them. We are perplexed.
--Peter Montague




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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:02 PM
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26. It may be useful to note...
These shabby studies are NOT the reason that Dr. Morris Cranmer went to jail.

In 1988 had was convicted of bilking the federal government out of $9.5 million dollars.
While he was serving his sentence of "community service" he was hired to do the Dioxin "research".
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:55 PM
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23. Okay, this one is a friend of Clintons,
Morris F. Cranmer, Jr.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:02 PM
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24. seems like an odd group to me. I can't figure it out.
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:41 AM
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68. Random. Non-partisan. "Compassionate". That's why it's there.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:06 PM
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27. Mostly he's a friend of corrupt industry!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:09 PM by sheeptramp
have a look at this: http://www.ejnet.org/rachel/rehw456.htm

I'm sorry that the Clintons had anything to do with him.
sometimes the Clintons showed very poor judgement.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:23 PM
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29. "Clinton friend" was an err on a loan app? - or what? A Bush buddy that
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:24 PM by papau
Clinton's folks sent to prison in 1988?

Morris F. Cranmer, Jr., Little Rock, Ark.
Offense: Making materially false statements to a federally-insured institution; 18 U.S.C. 1014.
Sentence: March 30, 1988; Eastern District of Arkansas; Nine months incarceration in a community correctional facility, with the condition that he work for the Arkansas Department of Health.
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Finder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:02 PM
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25. Chuck Colson creeps...
Recruited for 2006 and 2008 as activists perhaps?

http://www.pfm.org/AM/Template.cfm?
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:20 PM
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28. This one caught my eye....10 GRAMS
for the unenlightened....that is enough LSD to get Califorina high

-- Adam Wade Graham, Salt Lake City, Utah
Offense: Conspiracy to deliver 10 or more grams of LSD; 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(v), and 846.
Sentence: Nov. 23, 1992; District of Wyoming; 30 months imprisonment, later reduced to 11 months and 21 days of imprisonment, and five years supervised release conditioned upon performance of 250 hours community service.
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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:24 PM
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30. IIRC, doses of LSD are measured in micrograms
California, Neveda and most of Arizona could probably get high on 10 ounces.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:33 PM
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31. Enough to get California high...
...or enough to whip up one gigantic batch of The Koolaid.
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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:21 PM
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42. 10 grams divided by typical dose around 60 to 100 micrograms
gives about 100,000 to 167,000 doses.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:44 AM
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59. But add in the contact highs...
:7
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KTM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:52 AM
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56. This is probably a fair one actually
Busts for LSD posession with intent to distribute more often than not involve blotter... sheets soaked in liquid acid, then divided into small square doses. A typical hit is actually a relatively small dosage.

Unfortunately, the cops weigh the paper, not the actual amount of drug that has been absorbed by the paper. The weight of LSD they claim to have confiscated is actually grossly inflated, since the paper FAR outweighs the drug content.

LSD posession sentences can be horridly unfair.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:50 AM
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69. reading your post
gives me flashbacks!

:crazy:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:59 PM
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33. I'm guessing that these are not *'s crime buddies...
...but that the pardons were issued as favors for buddies to which * is beholden? Or friends of friends of friends?
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:13 PM
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34. AP story on pardons
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-530912...

Bush Pardons Coal Mine Bomber, 13 Others

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush granted pardons Wednesday to 14 people, including a member of the mineworkers union who was convicted for his role in bombings at a West Virginia coal mine, a counterfeiter and a bootlegger.

Jesse Ray Harvey of Scarbro, W.Va., was given a 25-month sentence in 1990 after his conviction for using explosives to damage Milburn Colliery. The mine had been the target of a long strike by about 45 members of a United Mine Workers local.

Bush has issued 60 pardons and sentence commutations during 56 months in office.

more
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:01 PM
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37. Let my people go
:sarcasm:
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:10 PM
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71. LOL!
n/t
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nonny Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:32 PM
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38. Denise Bitters Mendelkow
-- Denise Bitters Mendelkow, Salt Lake City, Utah
Offense: Embezzlement by a bank employee; 18 U.S.C. 656.
Sentence: May 21, 1981; District of Utah; two years probation conditioned upon payment of restitution.


1981 was a long time ago -- 2 years probation
Maybe she now wants to have a squeaky clean record.



Director-at-Large, Denise Mendelkow - Denise is currently assigned to the Investigations Division of the Salt Lake County District Attorneys Office. In that capacity, she conducts follow-up investigations in criminal cases by ensuring that all police reports, evidence and certified court convictions are in files so that appropriate charges can be filed. She screens cases for the Special Investigations Unit, some high-profile cases and assists in screening numerous other routine cases for the office as a whole. Additionally, she interfaces with the police agencies throughout the county and provides investigative subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum.

http://www.utahbar.org/barjournal/archives/000061.html


Denise Mendelkow, Director-at-Large
Long-Range Planning, Bar Journal
Salt Lake County District Attorneys Office
East Broadway, Suite
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:

http://www.utahbar.org/sections/paralegals/board_of_dir...


SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
JANUARY 18, 2005

PRIVATE BUSNESS DISCLOSURES
Denise Mendelkow of District Attorneys Office Pharmacy Technician
at University of Utah Phamacy

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:CUuA7z2FiKEJ:www.c...


SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
FEBRUARY 24, 2004

PRIVATE BUSINESS DISCLOSURES:
Denise B. Mendelkow District Attorney Pharmacy Technician for U of U

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:di9AIv4RwfEJ:www.c...


-- Salt Lake County District Attorneys Office
-- Salt Lake County Council
-- Pharmacy Technician at University of Utah Phamacy
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:30 AM
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55. Does this mean that this woman has the power of life and death
over many of the suspicious characters in her purview? Seems that she makes the choices about whom to send the big dogs after and who gets a pass.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 08:20 PM
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76. Bush probably wants to nominate her
for the federal bench or SCOTUS.

:eyes:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:29 PM
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39. Seems to be three categories Crimes in the Sixties, during bush*s "youth"
during the early 80's raygoon years (still bush*s "youth"), and a LOT of characters from his daddy's term 89 to 92 (near the end of bush*s "youth").

Seems like a lot of favors here especially since it appears all the sentences were long since carried out.

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:30 PM
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40. Why is this being released now?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:32 AM
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51. Because DeLay owns the headlines
They are trying to slide it in under the radar...
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:32 AM
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52. Because DeLay owns the headlines
They are trying to slide it in under the radar...
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:34 PM
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41. So bush pardoned a terrorist?

-- Jesse Ray Harvey, Scarbro, W.Va.
Offense: Property damage by use of explosives and destruction of an energy facility; 18 U.S.C. 844(i) and 1366(a).
Sentence: April 17, 1990; Southern District of West Virginia; 25 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.

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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:43 PM
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48. No, l believe he was an anti-Union violence
guy.
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:42 AM
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63. Management Madrases certainly churn out some dangerous
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 07:44 AM by izzybeans
fundamentalisms don't they?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:50 PM
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72. I agree
probably an Agent Provocateur who got caught.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:22 PM
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43. Is there "any" crime not listed here?
Oh Jeez... everytime I see *** on the tube I just want to :puke:
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:25 PM
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44. Unbelievable!!!....And from USNEWS.
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Riverman Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 PM
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49. No Man! This is the list of the Finalist s for Appointment to Director
of DEA. Bunny Pants interviewed each of them and the one who brought the best dope, will get the job! The ones not hired at DEA will be given jobs in the West Wing!
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:33 AM
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53. FEMA, maybe!!! nt
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:55 AM
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57. kicked/recommended
probably a LOT of loose threads in cyberspace connecting these people to something bigger
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:41 AM
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58. I wouldn't be surprised to see Osama bin Laden on that list n/t
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:00 AM
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60. question: those sentences are what they were pardoned from right?
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 07:01 AM by SheepyMcSheepster
not what they have served already?
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:04 AM
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61. Some have been served already
Pardon clears the record.
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:24 AM
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62. thanks
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 07:39 AM by SheepyMcSheepster
i noticed the dates now, heh
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:38 AM
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67. Looking for Rove and Delay's names on this list!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:58 PM
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73. And will be be adding DeLay, Frist, Libby and Rove to this
list in the future?
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