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  • wingover 10:59 am on February 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Geronimo’s Heirs Sue Secret Yale Society 

    Geronimo’s Heirs Sue Secret Yale Society Over His Skull – NYTimes.com.

    HOUSTON — The descendants of Geronimo have sued Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University with ties to the Bush family, charging that its members robbed his grave in 1918 and have kept his skull in a glass case ever since.

    The claim is part of a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington on Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of Geronimo’s death. The Apache warrior’s heirs are seeking to recover all his remains, wherever they may be, and have them transferred to a new grave at the headwaters of the Gila River in New Mexico, where Geronimo was born and wished to be interred.

    “I believe strongly from my heart that his spirit was never released,” Geronimo’s great-grandson Harlyn Geronimo, 61, told reporters Tuesday at the National Press Club.

    Geronimo died a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Okla., in 1909. A longstanding tradition among members of Skull and Bones holds that Prescott S. Bush — father of President George Bush and grandfather of President George W. Bush — broke into the grave with some classmates during World War I and made off with the skull, two bones, a bridle and some stirrups, all of which were put on display at the group’s clubhouse in New Haven, known as the Tomb.

  • wingover 4:56 pm on February 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    FOX News: Bush’s Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who Funded Hitler 

    FOXNews.com – Documents: Bush’s Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who Funded Hitler – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum.

    WASHINGTON — President Bush’s grandfather was a director of a bank seized by the federal government because of its ties to a German industrialist who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, government documents show.

    Prescott Bush (search) was one of seven directors of Union Banking Corp. (search), a New York investment bank owned by a bank controlled by the Thyssen family, according to recently declassified National Archives documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

    Fritz Thyssen (search) was an early financial supporter of Hitler, whose Nazi party Thyssen believed was preferable to communism. The documents do not show any evidence Bush directly aided that effort. His position with Union Banking never was a political issue for Bush, who was elected to the Senate from Connecticut in 1952.

  • wingover 4:54 pm on February 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power 

    How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power | World news | The Guardian.

    Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today’s president

    George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

    The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

    His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

  • wingover 8:55 pm on November 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Bush and Kerry Share a Patrician Past Of Skull and Bones 


    Neither man responded to repeated requests for interviews for this article. But when Tim Russert asked Bush about Skull and Bones in February on “Meet the Press,” the president said: “It’s so secret we can’t talk about it.” When Russert asked Kerry last August what it meant that both he and Bush are Bonesmen, the Massachusetts senator replied: “Not much because it’s a secret.”

  • wingover 8:47 pm on November 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    The History of Deer Island 


    At some date prior to 1949, Samuel Miller’s son, George Douglas Miller, gave a building on the island to the Yale University’s Skull and Bones Society. This building was known as “The Outlook” and was built largely of stone with a wooden upper structure. It was reported to contain fifteen rooms and housed a valuable collection of antiques and books. The building and it’s contents were destroyed by fire in 1949.

    The Skull and Bones Society currently appears to own the entire island however, of the original larger cottages on the island, only one clearly remains. There are at least three obvious ruins on the island. The NewRuins Deer Island Project seeks to determine the history of these ruins and the factors that led to their demise.

  • wingover 11:59 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama’s Press Secretary worked for Skull and Bones ‘John Kerry’ 

    Who’s who on Obama’s new team

    Robert Gibbs, as Communications Director for the Obama campaign, has long been the president-elect’s public face.

    If, as US media outlets suggest, he is to take up a new post as White House Press Secretary, he will be the public face of the entire administration.

    A southerner, Mr Gibbs worked for Mr Obama in his Senate office and served as a press secretary in John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid.

    He made frequent appearances on television during the 2008 campaign, and was popular with members of the press.

  • wingover 2:22 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Skull And Bones, Secret Yale Society Includes America’s Power Elite – CBS News 

    CBS News

    (CBS) As opposite as George Bush and John Kerry may seem to be, they do share a common secret – one they’ve shared for decades, and one they will not share with the electorate.

    The secret: details of their membership in Skull and Bones, the elite Yale University society whose members include some of the most powerful men of the 20th century.

    Bonesmen, as they’re called, are forbidden to reveal what goes on in their inner sanctum, the windowless building on the Yale campus that is called the Tomb.

    When 60 Minutes first reported on Skull & Bones last October, conspiracy theorists, who see Skull and Bones behind just about everything that goes wrong, and even right, in the world, were relishing the unthinkable – the possibility of two Bonesman fighting it out for the presidency.

    Over the years, Bones has included presidents, cabinet officers, spies, Supreme Court justices, captains of industry, and often their sons and lately their daughters, a social and political network like no other.

    And to a man and women, they’d responded to questions with utter silence until an enterprising Yale graduate, Alexandra Robbins, managed to penetrate the wall of silence in her book, “Secrets of the Tomb,” reports CBS News Correspondent Morley Safer.

  • wingover 1:53 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama meets with Skull and Bones ‘William Donaldson’ today 

    Obama meeting with economic advisers, reporters

    Vice President-elect Joe Biden will also participate in the session with the diverse group of economists, academics and business leaders who advised Obama during his campaign. They include William Donaldson, a Republican who headed the Securities and Exchange Commission during President Bush’s first term, and Robert Reich, Labor secretary for President Clinton.

    Secret Yale Society Includes America’s Power Elite

    President Bush has tapped five fellow Bonesmen to join his administration. Most recently, he selected William Donaldson, Skull and Bones 1953, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Like the President, he’s taken the Bones oath of silence.

  • wingover 4:39 pm on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama’s tie to Skull and Bones 

    Yale Daily News – Goolsbee ’91 puts economics degree to use for Obama

    In the spring of 1991, Goolsbee and his 14 fellow members of Skull and Bones tapped women for the first time. The campus buzzed with excitement, incredulity and exasperation as former Bonesmen locked the tomb and sought to reverse the decision.

    Three years later, Goolsbee holds a position on Obama’s staff he never anticipated: chief economic policy adviser for a leading presidential candidate. In an interview with the News, Goolsbee painted a picture of himself as bound for academia ever since his days at Yale — where he graduated summa cum laude, finishing top in his major with a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics.

  • wingover 5:40 pm on October 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Universal Pictures: The Good Shepherd 

    Universal Pictures: The Good Shepherd



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