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Pulitzer Prize Reporter Exposes Trump’s Lack of Wealth, Mob Ties, Failure to Support Charity, and Mu PDF Print E-mail
Written by ringoffireradio.com   
Saturday, 05 September 2015 20:44

Most progressives and liberals have long suspected Donald Trump is a fraud. Thanks to an investigative reporter who has been dogging the Trumpster for over a quarter of a century, there is documentation of his numerous fraudulent acts and behaviors. In addition, there are a number of questions that the media should be asking that would doubtless prove that Donald Trump without a question is a total fraud.



David Cay Johnston is an author, lecturer, and investigative reporter who has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting who has presided over the board of the non-profit organization Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. His areas of expertise include tax law, accounting, economics, business and finance. He is also an outspoken Progressive whose thoughts and ideas echo those of Bernie Sanders. Since 1988, Johnston has been watching Trump closely. Recently, he came up with a list of questions that would reveal much about the GOP’s “Golden Boy” – assuming Trump would provide frank and forthcoming answers, as he claims to do.

For example, how many of our readers knew that Trump was successfully sued by the Attorney General of New York for running an “illegal educational institution”? Students at “Trump University” paid a whopping $35,000 for “Elite” mentorships – but never even saw their mentor. And here’s a juicy little fact that fans of The Godfather and The Sopranos should appreciate: the contracting firm that constructed Trump Tower was owned by a pair of gentlemen who went by the monikers of “Fat Tony” Salerno and “Big Paul” Castellano.

When it comes to charity, Trump doesn’t even donate to his own foundation. Instead, he donates other people’s money – specifically, those who do business with him.

Can you say, “kickbacks”?

It only gets better: Trump was found guilty in federal court of cheating immigrant workers hired to demolish a multi-story building. He paid them less than $5 per hour under the table. He didn’t even furnish them with hard hats.  Oh, and all that talk from Trump about how he’s a “self-made billionaire”? It turns out that he had a bit of help from the taxpayers of New York. The mayor of NYC at the time, Abe Beame, happened to be good buddies with Donny-boy’s Daddy, Fred Trump. That little connection got Donald a tax abatement on a mid-town Manhattan property (right next door to Grand Central Station) in 1976. That was the old Commodore Hotel, which today is the Grand Hyatt New York. As of 2016, that little deal that his daddy made for him will have cost taxpayers $400 million.

So much for being a “self-made” billionaire.

Incidentally, Donald – how do you explain the fact that you paid zero income tax in 1978 and 1979, when you were busy remodeling that fancy Manhattan hotel? In fact, how do you explain not being able to pay your bills back in 1990, despite being a billionaire? And maybe you’d like to clarify to voters how you managed to run not one, but four companies into the ground? You want to run the country like you run business?

Heavens help us if that scenario ever came to pass.

At age 66, David Cay Johnston has not lost his edge when it comes to asking the hard questions. You can read all 21 of them, along with more details, right here. However, don’t expect the mainstream corporate media to be putting them to the Trumpster anytime soon.

Chances are, he’d just side-step them or refuse to answer anyway.

Watch Thom Hartmann address the issue of Trump and the mob, and The Young Turks address how Trump’s money was actually made by his father and Trump has actually invested it poorly.

Addition to Original Piece:

Andrew Reinbach, a journalist who published an article in the Huffington Post on this topic in April 2011, sent Ring of Fire an email adding the following information to this piece:

Trump Tower was not built by a company owned by Tony Salerno and Paul Castellano. Trump Tower’s general contractor was, I believe, The Trump Organization, itself. HRH Construction–the firm owned by Salerno and Castellano–supplied the concrete for the poured-concrete building. At the time, that company was the only supplier of concrete in Manhattan.

Salerno also controlled the Demolition Workers Local 95, and Trump had hired a demolition contractor from Herkimer, NY to handle demolition of Bonwit Teller, the old, distinguished department store that occupied part of the Trump Tower site. That’s who supplied illegal Polish immigrants to the project.

There’s no room to store supplies on the reconstruction site of a Manhattan tower, so daily supplies are trucked in from New Jersey on a very tight, orchestrated schedule geared to that day’s operations. Those truckers are of course Teamsters. But in one of America’s strongest union towns, Trump Tower experienced no labor problms, even though non-union labor was used.

So the lingering question has been: How did that happen? The answer is probably Tony Salerno and the lawyer he shared with Donald Trump–Roy Cohn. There is no way a violation of labor peace like this could have gone forward unless someone in a powerful position gave the go-ahead.


Source: http://ringoffireradio.com/2015/09/pulitzer-prize-reporter-exposes-trumps-lack-of-wealth-mob-ties-failure-to-support-charity-and-much-more/

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 September 2015 20:49
Jerry Heller Addresses Possibility That Suge Knight Injected Eazy-E With AIDS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Danielle Harling   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:39

Jerry Heller questions why the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. have yet to be solved.

With the recent release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, it appears that a rumor about Suge Knight allegedly orchestrating Eazy-E’s death is again gaining fuel.

Former N.W.A manager Jerry Heller, who previously stated that Eazy-E should have killed Suge, was asked about the possibility that the former Death Row Records CEO had Eazy-E injected with AIDS, during a newly-released interview with the Murder Master Music Show.

He questioned why the F.B.I. hasn’t begun an investigation, given the YouTube video of Suge speaking on injecting someone with AIDS being the “new thing.”

“I can’t believe that the F.B.I. or somebody—I mean that show is all over YouTube,” Jerry Heller said. “He said ‘Ya kill ‘em. You inject ‘em. Eazy-E style.’ I mean, come on. Do they not care when an African American kills another African American? Do they not care? I don’t know, man. I mean, why haven’t they solved Biggie’s murder? Why haven’t they solved Tupac’s murder? If Eazy was murdered, if he was injected, why haven’t they solved it? You can’t tell me that people who can track down Osama bin Laden and kill him in Pakistan can’t find out who killed Biggie on Wilshire Boulevard coming out the fuckin’ Petersen Museum with fuckin’ cops there. Makes no sense.”

Video footage of Suge on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2003, which resurfaced this month, shows the former music exec poking fun of Eazy-E’s death. At one point, he stated “They got this new thing out…They get blood from somebody with AIDS and then they shoot you with it. That’s a slow death. An Eazy-E thing.”

Additionally, the son of Eazy-E, Yung Eazy, recently informed his followers on Instagram that his father was murdered.

“I've been known my pops was killed.” Yung Eazy said in an Instagram post, which was uploaded this month. "His death never added up 2 what ppl have always said maybe they think we're idiots blind to the truth idk....but 4 u new fans, youngsters & ppl who just don't know much.”


Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.35235/title.jerry-heller-addresses-possibility-that-suge-knight-injected-eazy-e-with-aids

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:40
N.W.A Takes Over Charts, Gets First Top 40 Hit on Hot 100 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:22

Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella of N.W.A photographed on July 15, 2015 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Eric Ray Davidson


In the wake of the release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, the iconic rap group’s music takes over Billboard charts.

On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart dated Sept. 5, N.W.A notches its first top 40 hit, as “Straight Outta Compton” debuts at No. 38 (the survey's highest debut of the week). It’s not only the first top 40 hit for the act, but its first Hot 100 entry ever. Although first released in 1988, “Compton” is allowed to enter this week's Hot 100, as older songs are eligible to chart if ranking in the top 50 and showing notable gains in sales, streaming and/or airplay.

The bow is spurred by publicity generated by the hit film of the same name, which bowed in theaters on Aug. 14 and has earned $111.1 million at the U.S. and Canada box office through Aug. 23. The song sold 35,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 20 (up 127 percent compared to the previous week) and tallied 5.7 million domestic streams (up 123 percent), according to Nielsen Music.

The track also debuts at No. 7 on Rap Streaming Songs, No. 9 on Hot Rap Songs, No. 11 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, No. 13 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 20 on the overall Streaming Songs chart.

On Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, N.W.A also collects a debut with “F**k Tha Police” (also released in 1988), which bows at Nos. 20 and 25 on the lists, respectively.

N.W.A member Eazy-E also scores his third Hot 100 hit, as “Boyz-N-The-Hood” (from 1987) debuts at No. 50. It also launches at No. 14 on Hot Rap Songs and No. 18 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It immediately becomes Eazy’s highest-charting single on the latter tally, surpassing the No. 30 peak of “Just Tah Let U Know” in 1995.

In terms of albums, N.W.A-related titles occupy 10 slots on the Billboard 200 chart, led by the group’s Dr. Dre at No. 3 with his new set Compton. Right behind him at No. 4 is N.W.A’s own Straight Outta Compton, which flies 30-4 (a new peak).

Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It reenters at No. 32, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic rises 75-38, Dre’s Dr. Dre — 2001 moves 62-55, N.W.A’s Greatest Hits returns at No. 93, the group’s Ice Cube reenters at No. 99 with Death Certificate and at No. 118 with Greatest Hits, N.W.A’s The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge also climbs back on at No. 119. Ice Cube’s 1990 album Amerikkka’s Most Wanted rounds out the N.W.A parade at No. 150, as it returns to the tally.

In total for the week ending Aug. 20, N.W.A’s album sales grew 234 percent to 47,000, while its song downloads soared 208 percent to 95,000. In terms of streams, the group collected 14.6 million clicks for the week (up 114 percent).S

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6677553/nwa-first-top-40-hit-hot-100

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:30
Announcement Top 3 Don't Funk Up Our Beats 7 Winners! Tupac Estate In New Hands, Unreleased Music PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Meara   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:30

Tupac Shakur's estate is currently in "total reset," according to those who are now handling it, new music is reportedly on its way.

In a new announcement, the state of Tupac's estate is in "total reset" after a recent Gatorade commercial set a new precedent in releasing the late West Coast rapper's material.

According to Billboard, JAM Inc.'s Jeff Jampol, Shakur's mother, Afeni and Tom Whalley, who originally signed Tupac to Interscope in the early 90s are currently working in coordination in order to release never before heard music from 'Pac and apparently, there's a bunch of it.

According to Whalley, the music "is in bits and pieces, some of it is complete; some of it is good, some of it needs work." He also remarks that "the work that is left can be completed, and is worth his fans hearing." Along with the unreleased music are "remixes, original demos, writings, scripts, plans, video treatments, poems" that've never been available to the public. Perhaps also notable is that there's a forthcoming biography by "a very serious writer," according to Mr. Whalley.

Kendrick Lamar's recently released album, To Pimp A Butterfly contains an interview with Tupac Shakur on the track "Mortal Man." Whalley claims Kendrick approached him about using the interview–something he approved. It's also been thrown around that Kendrick's most recent collaboration with Tupac's unearthed material isn't going to be an isolated occurrence and that there's a good chance their music could come together again in the future.


Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.33155/title.tupac-estate-in-new-hands-unreleased-music-could-be-unearthed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:40
(Video) Man Claims To Have Transported The Payment For Biggie’s Death Ordered By Suge Knight PDF Print E-mail
Written by EricSIFWT   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:02

Man Claims To Have Transported The Payment For Biggie’s Death Ordered By Suge Knight. Hop into the post fore the exclusive details and video that may answer millions of questions that we have been asking for almost 20 years. #IFWT!


Click here to see video


This man just admitted that he had transported the payment for Brooklyn Rapper, Notorious B.I.G’s death ordered by Suge Knight to be administrated by LAPD back in 1996. According to the unnamed man, they were al at the meeting trying to come up with a strategic fool proof plan to murder the New York Rapper.


Source: http://www.inflexwetrust.com/2015/08/22/video-man-claims-to-have-transported-the-payment-for-biggies-death-ordered-by-suge-knight/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:23
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