” A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
“ The history of Massachusetts is the history of America,” Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said before the box was opened, adding the items were symbols of the “great hope” of the country’s founders.
The corroded 4 1/2 kilogram brass box, removed from beneath the state house last month, was painstakingly dismantled and unpacked by custodians at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in a gallery hung with oil portraits of both men.
Among the items in the box were two dozen coins including a 1652 Pine Tree Shilling struck by colonists in defiance of England, a bronze medal portraying George Washington, a silver plate made by Revere and colonial records and newspapers.”
Historians have opened the “time capsule” buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams that was unearthed in Boston last month . Continue reading about the contents here .
… show Obama administration’s deep involvement in Delphi pension scandal
” Internal Treasury Department documents described as
“highly confidential” and obtained by The Daily Caller
show a greater level of involvement in the Delphi
pension scandal from senior officials in the Obama
administration than has been previously acknowledged.
A July 2009 document prepared by the Pension Benefit
Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) titled “Treasury Talking
Points re: Delphi” shows coordination between high-level
players inside the PBGC and Treasury Department. The
document was an attachment to a July 7, 2009 email from
PBGC’s Joseph House to Treasury’s Matthew Feldman,
Oren Haker and Paul Nathanson.
The talking points show that the PBGC thought the “[v]ast
majority of individual’s [sic] covered by Delphi [pension]
Plans” were “career GM ‘brethren’ distinguishable only
by the 1999 spin-out” of Delphi from its former parent
company, General Motors.
Only those “brethren” who were union members,
however, saw their pensions preserved in the 2009 auto
bailout. Nonunion Delphi retirees lost theirs. (RELATED:
TheDC’s complete coverage of the Delphi pension
Posted by John Galt
… carrying stolen money, classified documents
” Hezbollah’s CFO has fled to Israel
taking with him large sum of stolen
money, classified documents and
maps, local news media reported on Friday.
The news website, Now Lebanon,
cited Hezbollah officials saying that
the 29-year old telecommunication
engineer, Hussein Fahs, has crossed
to Israel carrying with him $5 million in embezzled money from the group Fahs is also head of Hezbollah’s operational communications network. In September, Fahs, who is native of
southern Lebanon, was arrested
along with other four Hezbollah
members over the suspicion of
embezzling the group’s funds and
collaborating with Israel, Yoni Alpert’s Terror Watch reported. ”
HT/ Michael Totten