16 Comments on “Thursday Reads”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Okay, so my morning started out by having to read a patronizing comment that implied that I’m a complete moron. But I’m going to work on letting it go….

    Have a tremendous Thursday everyone!! I’m going to go take some deep breaths now. It would be so nice some time to have a discussion without the put downs.

  2. Pat Johnson says:

    Flemmi and Bulger were given a free pass by the FBI due in large part to Bulger’s criminal brother, the Honorable Billy, who served in the MA House of Reps for many years and held an iron fist against any and all opposition. Though “revered” as a classic scholar, he was no better than Whitey as he had law enforcement strictly acting in his control.

    The scurrilous FBI under the direction of John Connelly, “smitten” by these two Bulger criminals, was in large part responsible for the ability of Whitey to introduce an influx of drugs into the very same communities he was credited with protecting.

    This went on for years with everyone, including Mike Barnacle of the Globe, fully aware of the criminal enterprise coming out of Somerville and Southie as bodies began to turn up along lonely stretches of Boston beaches if not found in the trunks of abandoned cars. Whitey used the FBI informant role to rid himself of the Italian and black competition of drug dealing though he himself did not indulge or even had a taste for liquor.

    These men were murderers, extortionists, blackmailers, drug dealers, and in the case of Flemmi, pedophiles. He used the 13 yr old daughter of one of his girlfriends, along with her 16 year old sister, “as playthings” and testified this week that he watched Whitey strangle the 13 year old who had reached the age of 26 suffering from a major drug problem and threatening to expose the relationship.

    These men were not only murdering thugs but pigs whose crimes were covered by a combination of a powerful political brother, an acquiescent law enforcement agency, and a handful of FBI agents who were paid handsomely to look the other way as families and communities were torn apart.

    As much as I despise Howie Carr, it appears that even under the pressure of having his life snuffed out and his family placed in harm’s way, he along with Kevin Cullen from the Boston Globe never backed down.

    Cold blooded does not begin to describe these creeps who got away with this stuff for years out of fear from those in power who bowed to the wishes of Billy Bulger who today is receiving a pension from the commonwealth that is obscene considering.

  3. boogieman7167 says:

    question do you really believe the NSA and Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the NSA, when they the collection of data has helped disrupt dozens of terrorist attacks .and if so why ? & do you think they are doing more than the collection of information and how they gather it?

  4. dakinikat says:

    I am beginning to think every one is going crazy from the heat

    • bostonboomer says:

      Weiner now admits to having on-line relationships with three women. /

      Weiner said Thursday he was still “working with people” to get help dealing with his penchant for X-rated online flirting, but he disputed any suggestion that it’s an addiction.

      “I don’t believe that it is. The people that I am working with don’t believe that it is,” he said as reporters questioned him after a campaign event.

      “The point is that it’s behind me,” he said. “I have worked through these things.”

      He admitted his sexting habit had extended into last year, as he and his wife strove to create a public image of a healing marriage after his 2011 resignation from Congress.

      Run, Huma, run!!

      • bostonboomer says:

        Honestly, this thing is so stupid I hate to even read beyond the headlines. But a good woman is being humiliated here. And they have a little baby! This guy is just plain sick.

  5. bostonboomer says:

    Julian Assange is running for senator in Australia.

    Article says that since Wikileaks took over PR for Snowden, they have raised about $1,300 per day.

    For Snowden, the relationship with WikiLeaks hasn’t been all beneficial. Assange’s aggressive involvement in the case apparently helped to turn Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa against giving Snowden asylum. And the continued connection between Snowden and WikiLeaks may not do much to improve goodwill towards Snowden: a CNN poll in late 2010 found that 77 percent of Americans disapproved of the organization’s leaks, and a Washington Post poll from the same time found that 59 percent of Americans thought Assange should be arrested by the U.S. government.

  6. bostonboomer says:

    George Zimmerman trial juror tells ABC: He ‘got away with murder

    • Fannie says:

      He got away with murder, and at the end of the day he’ll have to deal with God. She is a full of bullshit, and she’s looking a buck, just like the other jurors……. I’m fed up with the likes of this woman she’s sick. I don’t have a good thing to say about her. What goes around goes around.

      • he did not get away with murder & the verdict was just. right now she just scared at the outrage from the rabid travon martin supporter’s that have been making death threats .

        • Fannie says:

          Don’t agree…………..she said she believed he was guilty of manslaughter, and that he got away with murder. She should have stuck with it, there would have been a hung jury, a mistrial, and the trail would have had to start all over. She forget she was in a courthouse, and not Church. She thought she would just leave it all up to God. Honestly, she should have told the lawyers that God wanted her home with her 8 children, and not in the courtroom.

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