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BREAKING–NC Senator Nesbitt To Be Indicted?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2007

**Updated see bottom of post**

Apparently, this story is in the early breaking stages, although former NC Senator RL Clark has warned us of it for over a year. I received it in my email, and the story is not posted at North Carolina Conservative yet, so I’ll post an excerpt, and then the link to the full story once it becomes available.


Raleigh, NC — North Carolina’s Democratic State Senator Martin Nesbitt may soon be indicted on Federal racketeering and money laundering charges from his repeated funneling of state budget funds through the statewide Blue Cross/Blue Shield non-profit organization, while the company sponsored the
personal investments of the State Senator and members of his immediate family.

According to highly placed anonymous sources, the investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice could be made public in the coming days as undercover operations are concluded. It is unknown whether this investigation has any correspondence to the earlier Federal investigation undertaken to uncover corruption inside the North Carolina State House.

Senator Nesbitt could not be reached for comment but a spokesperson stated, “The Senator will deny all charges.”

Officers of Blue Cross have stated that they are not aware of any wrongdoing, and only responded to Senator Nesbitt’s request for sponsorship funds totaling millions of dollars because the Senator worked on behalf of the company in securing state funding for its operations budget.

Apparently, tax dollars intended to supply health care needs for children and other vulnerable populations were siphoned off in a scheme to underwrite the racing business of Senator Nesbitt. While officials are hesitant to release any documents at this time showing the connection between the two,
other former Senators have noted and forwarded materials to the press over several years, with little or no action taken against Senator Nesbitt to date.


Hat Tip: Anon
For More Info Soon: North Carolina Conservative
Related: Bubbleshare Photo Album of Race Team by Tim Peck
Previously: WNC Citizens Blog March 2007

**Update** Monday, July 9th at 2.20am
Thanks to all who forwarded the following to me…

At this point in time, the email I forwarded that was attributed to the NC Conservative should be treated as rumor and nothing more, as the newspaper has not published this report, and has not yet been able to confirm the report (which had been forwarded to them, as well.)

This report has appeared on several blogs and emails, and is written as a newspaper report. However, until and unless we are able to hear from the Justice Department that the report is factual, the allegations are nothing more than conjecture.

I would encourage those that forwarded the report to me, and those that forwarded the report I sent out, to inform your email list that the report is, at this time, not supported with any evidence of its validity.

Hmmm….

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WaPo–Twisting the Numbers on Civilian Deaths in Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2007

The news sounded ominous, with reporter Joshua Partlow openly questioning the success of the current surge strategy, stating as fact that June civilian deaths in Baghdad were much higher in comparison to January:

Nearly five months into a security strategy that involves thousands of additional U.S. and Iraqi troops patrolling Baghdad, the number of unidentified bodies found on the streets of the capital was 41 percent higher in June than in January, according to unofficial Health Ministry statistics.

During the month of June, 453 unidentified corpses, some bound, blindfolded, and bearing signs of torture, were found in Baghdad, according to morgue data provided by a Health Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.

My goodness. Depressing news like this could be enough for a weak-kneed GOP Senator to flip the other way and declare that all is lost, not even waiting to see if the new plan will work or not. The problem, however, is that the statistics Mr. Partlow used are so unreliable that the article is tantamount to a lie.


Source: Redstate

Commentary

I have long ago come to the conclusion that the Legacy Media in America are opposed to this war, and will say anything, tell any lie, and ignore the truth in order to make things look worse than they actually are at any time.

Take, for instance, the progress of Operation Arrowhead Ripper in Baquoba. What? You haven’t heard of it? Read about it at Michael Yon Online Magazine.

Have you heard of the AP Story about 20 Decapitated Bodies? Did you know it was a lie? Confederate Yankee, among others, callled them on it.

So, when you read a newspaper, National or Local, you need to realize these people have an agenda, and that agenda is not reporting the truth. The same goes for the alphabet soup evening newscasts. Wizbang has some thoughts on that.

I, also, have an agenda, and I hope that I am very transparent about that agenda. That is to advance conservatism and report my observations on what other people are saying. I have more respect for the local progressive bloggers than I do the local ‘neutral’ press. They, like me, wear their colors on their sleeves.

I will leave you with an example of the Legacy Media ignoring a story, that of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villagairosa, as told at Gateway Pundit.

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