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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 07:43 PM
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Ayers, Annenberg, The Mafia, and Barack Obama.
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The stuff about Obama's link to Ayers has gone through the rounds and as I read their mutual association with The Annenberg Challenge and The Annenberg Foundation I had to go back to my notes.



Annenberg, Annenberg.....



Moses Annenberg and his son Walter who just died recently.



Probably no fortune in America was built on a sturdier foundation of cooperation with organized crime and the Mafia than that of Moses Annenberg. A newspaper circulation man by trade and a gambler to boot, Moe Annenberg rose from poverty in the slums of South Side Chicago to accumulate the largest estimated individual income of any person in the nationthanks to mob money. ......

Moe's "genius," in fact, was muscle. His roster of sluggers reads less like a publishing staff than a muster of public enemies. A typical Annenberg employee was Frank McErlane. Former Chicago journalist George Murray later described the Annenberg-McErlane relationship: "McErlane went on to become the most vicious killer of his time. Moe Annenberg went on to become father of the ambassador to the Court of St. James."


http://mafiahistory.blogspot.com/2006/09/moses-l-annenberg.html

So here we have supposed lefty domestic terrorist Ayers getting paid by a mobbed up if not mob created foundation.....zzzzzzz. :crazy:

In another post I had a similar flashback about the Al Smith dinner that had me scratching my head.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=4257681&mesg_id=4257681


I've been researching history of such things for years; time and again I see these prominent foundations built on dirty money and

I see the Bronfman foundation listed on PBS, another name with heavy mafia links and booze running in the 20's. Many of these crooks were interconnected and linked to those who tried to overthrow FDR. Anneberg's "racing wire" would later be linked to Jack Ruby.

I wonder what a systematic study of these "philanthropic" institutions would turn up?
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