Originally posted by oasisjack
reply to post by SWCCFAN
I'm not calling him a quack merely saying that he will be viewed as a quack much like Jesse Ventura. Pierce is an excellent media hitman with a serpents tongue made of silver.
The Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies had received large loans from the U.S. government to build the First Transcontinental Railroad—on gentle terms, but Collis P. Huntington persuaded a friendly member of Congress to introduce a bill excusing the companies from repaying the money, amounting to $130 million (nearly $3 billion in 2007 money).
In January 1896 Hearst dispatched Bierce to Washington, D.C. to foil this attempt. The essence of the plot was secrecy; the railroads' advocates hoped to get the bill through Congress without any public notice or hearings. When the angered Huntington confronted Bierce on the steps of the Capitol and told Bierce to name his price, Bierce's answer ended up in newspapers nationwide:
My price is one hundred thirty million dollars. If, when you are ready to pay, I happen to be out of town, you may hand it over to my friend, the Treasurer of the United States. Ambrose Bierce - Wikipedia
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
Honestly, Jones looks like a seething, spittle-spewing paranoid.
I'm shocked that you guys can't see how his histrionics and ravings paint all alternative media and/or conspiracy ponderers with a broad, dangerous brush.
IMHO, this interview will bring a red hot spot light on all questioners...and that is NOT okay.