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  •  GH I'm disappointed in you for pulling punches :( (2+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk, Empower Ink

    The Bush family is more than what you claim, example:

    How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

    ...
    Bush was also on the board of at least one of the companies that formed part of a multinational network of front companies to allow Thyssen to move assets around the world.

    Thyssen owned the largest steel and coal company in Germany and grew rich from Hitler's efforts to re-arm between the two world wars. One of the pillars in Thyssen's international corporate web, UBC, worked exclusively for, and was owned by, a Thyssen-controlled bank in the Netherlands. More tantalising are Bush's links to the Consolidated Silesian Steel Company (CSSC), based in mineral rich Silesia on the German-Polish border. During the war, the company made use of Nazi slave labour from the concentration camps, including Auschwitz. The ownership of CSSC changed hands several times in the 1930s, but documents from the US National Archive declassified last year link Bush to CSSC, although it is not clear if he and UBC were still involved in the company when Thyssen's American assets were seized in 1942.

    Another Proud Subscriber to the Mariachi Mama Candidate Bickering Moratorium!

    by borkitekt on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 10:51:55 AM PDT

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    •  I didn't want to go too far off-topic. (1+ / 0-)
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      borkitekt

      You, on the other hand, are ~always~ welcome to elaborate here.

      ;)

      Never, never brave me, nor my fury tempt:
        Downy wings, but wroth they beat;
      Tempest even in reason's seat.

      by GreyHawk on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:00:30 AM PDT

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      •  hehe, (1+ / 0-)
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        GreyHawk

        but I promised myself that I'd go drag out the guitar tonight:)

        Catch up on a song I haven't played in 15, 16, 17 yrs.

        :)

        Another Proud Subscriber to the Mariachi Mama Candidate Bickering Moratorium!

        by borkitekt on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:09:57 AM PDT

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