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Scott Deitche

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  1. Thank you! I posted often while researching the Silent DOn, but haven't been around much in the past few years. But I'll go back and look through some threads to see where I can add some value.
  2. Sammy Paxton's real name was Salvatore 'Sam' Amarena, a Tampa native who worked for Trafficante in Cuba, then headed out to New Orleans to work for Marcello, before ending up in San Francisco where he fell in with Jimmy "The Weasel" Frattiano.
  3. It's been a few years since I've posted, but started lurking around again. Whether the Mafia would fix the match if or course obvious- yes they would. It's their MO. However did Mr. Shaw see Santo Jr., Marcello, and Ragano at the Palma Ceia in late 72, early 73? Not likely. Marcello often came to Tampa (and Trafficante to New Orleans) to discuss business, but late 72, early 73 is problematic for Trafficante. As I detail in a recent piece I wrote: "The information on Trafficante during that time period is more detailed. According to an internal FBI memo dated September 12, 1975, “Traf
  4. Bill- I found the breakdown: 990 brewpubs 446 microbreweries 65 regional craft breweries 20 large breweries (the Miller, Anheuser-Busch, etc.) 25 other non-craft breweries 1545 total US breweries in 2008 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jLfUyEuMrHk/SpM9...f+medal+map.jpg
  5. A simple plan to at least relax the skyrocketing costs of health care would be to cap medical malpractice and purge the system of the scum ambulance chasers who prey on people' greed. In Florida we have a big problem with OB/GYN"s leaving the field altogether because of runaway malpractice insurance and the foaming-at-the-mouth lawyers. As for the public option, I am probably one of the more fiscally conservative people on here and did not vote for Obama. However I think his public option is a potentially viable plan and is being dragged through the mud by talkign heads and their sycopha
  6. So basically I was wrong. It is out there enough for this forum. It's been a fun thread to read. I don't even know what to make of the Larouche stuff- bizarre. As for Obama's missing college papers- even his advisor remembers his thesis having only one or two copies- one of which the advisor had eventually lost. I mean seriously why would they be around? I know for a fact, just a few weeks ago researching some scientific theses from a local university that most of the paper ones from just ten years ago are lost or not around. new ones are in digital format and stored to some extent,
  7. The Obama birther "movement" , peddled by far right talk show hosts and incompetent reporters, is gaining traction even against overwhelming facts. But the upside is that it has given us gems, like Orly Tatiz, the birther movement's legal representative. Behold: Orly Taitz MSNBC interview
  8. The MCA/Reagan angle is the basis for the book Stiffed. I can't recall the author's name right now. Decent book- hard to say the Mafia corrupted Reagan, when under him the Justic Department launched their most coordinated offensive against organized crime. Then again, none of the MCA-connected guys were targeted.
  9. I agree the real issue with this summit were the poor beer choices- so many great Americna mocrobrews to be had, though I will say Sam Adams, now the largest American-owned brewery makes outstanding beer, including their Boston lager (my fave), and the Summer Ale. The article is not entirely accurate though. America now has over 1500 independent breweries, compared to less than 50 in 1980. We are definitely pushing against the grain in beer production. One only needs to look at the great beer snob websites like beeradvocate or ratea-beer. All the best are coming from the US- now easily th
  10. I agree the real issue with this summit were the poor beer choices- so many great Americna mocrobrews to be had, though I will say Sam Adams, now the largest American-owned brewery makes outstanding beer, including their Boston lager (my fave), and the Summer Ale. The article is not entirely accurate though. America now has over 1500 independent breweries, compared to less than 50 in 1980. We are definitely pushing against the grain in beer production. One only needs to look at the great beer snob websites like beeradvocate or ratea-beer. All the best are coming from the US- now easily th
  11. Santo Trafficante Sr. and Jr. were working with the Corsicans to finance some of the drug shipments through New York as far back as the 1940s. Drugs coming through Tampa , certainly in the early part of the 20th centruy, were primarily funneled through Cuba as they came from South America, or through part of the French Connection. The New York families, especially the Bonnao and Genovese were heavily into that connection, as were the Cotronis out of Canada. I never saw much indication that the Patriarcas were involved in the Boston heroin business, certainly not the Irish gangs of Beantown.
  12. ] Hey, it's great for book sales. Hey Scott, What do you think of the thesis that the mafia - Roselli/Giancana/Traficante/Marcello mob were behind Dealey Plaza? And then what do you think of the (Waldron?) thesis that these mafia mobsters hijacked a plot to kill Castro that JFK/RFK had devised? As somone knowledge about the mob in Florida, you're opinion weighs more. Thanks, Bill Kelly I have not had a chance to read Legacy yet. I like the old school , 1"f" in Trafficante. The familial surname of Traficante in Sicily was changed to Trafficante after Santo Sr. emigrated to F
  13. Hoffa was killed by the Detroit Mafia because of Teamsters/internal Mafia business. NO political motive there. He just pissed off the Giacalones and Tony Provenzano.
  14. As a scientist , I can say that there has yet to exist one single solitary piece of experimental evidence supporting either creationism or intelligent design. It just doesn't exist- nothing, nada. Every month there are dozens, even hundreds (in a good month) of experimental peer-reviewed scienctific papers from dozens of fields of inquiry all supporting evolution. In the last 100 years there has not been one single experiment, data analysis, or peer-reviewed published paper supporting ID or creationism. The one thing that will always trip up a creationist is to ask them to explain the mech
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