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    ““It is my firm belief that 9/11 skeptics—and true skeptics of any paradigm-shifting and taboo subject—who publicly expose lies and ‘naked emperors’ are heroes …They have suffered the ridicule and wrath of those emperors, their minions, and the just plain frightened…In our American society, many of our authority figures routinely lie to us, but nonetheless, many citizens continue to look to them for truth and safety—especially when fear is heightened. This strong tendency to believe and obey authority is another obstacle with which skeptics of the official 9/11 account must contend…By unquestioningly believing and obeying authority, we make very bad decisions, which often negatively affect others. This can be equally true for the four human proclivities studied by social psychologists: doublethink, cognitive dissonance, conformity, and groupthink.”
    – Frances Shure

Jimmy Conway Tribute

We always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, :”You’re gonna like this guy. He’s alright. He’s a goodfella”

James Burke (born James Conway), also known as Jimmy the Gent, and The Irishman (July 5, 1931 – April 13, 1996), was an American gangster and Lucchese crime family associate who is believed to have organized the 1978 Lufthansa heist, at the time the most lucrative cash theft in American history, and also believed to have either committed or ordered the murders of many of those involved in the months succeeding. He is the father of mobster and Lufthansa heist suspect, Frank James Burke, as well as Jesse James Burke, Catherine Burke (who married Bonanno crime family member Anthony Indelicato in 1992), and another daughter, Robin Burke.

Burke inspired the character “Jimmy ‘The Gent’ Conway”, one of the main characters of the 1990 movie Goodfellas, played by Robert de Niro.

Goodfellas was based on the book Wiseguy by Nicolas Pileggi, who also co- wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. Based on Pileggi’s own experiences, the movie comes across as authentic; these quotes give us an insight into a world with different moral values and concepts of honor

 

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