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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:51 AM

CONNORFLYNN


Man, this reads like science fiction, but makes alot of sense.

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Yale Holds Secret Spot in Bush, Kerry Pasts

By Greg Frost

BOSTON (Reuters) - Conspiracy theorists, rejoice: the man elected president on Nov. 2 will be a member of an elite secret cabal with tentacles that reportedly stretch into all layers of American society.

We're not making this up.


Despite their ideological differences, Democrat John Kerry and Republican George W. Bush share much in common. Each was raised amid wealth and privilege in the northeastern United States, and each attended Yale University in the 1960s where they joined the same secret society: Skull and Bones.

Founded more than 150 years ago, Skull and Bones is shrouded in the kind of mystery befitting the Gothic, Ivy League campus where its members meet behind closed doors in a windowless structure known as the tomb. It started admitting women in 1991.


Only 15 Yale students are tapped to join Skull and Bones each year. They spend their senior year forging close ties with fellow Bonesmen -- reportedly through the sharing of sexual histories and ceremonial rites -- and eventually become part of an elite association with friends in high places.


"Initiation rituals involve morbid admission of personal sexual experiences and coerced displays of sophomoric masochism and mystical mumbo jumbo, hooded robes and members carrying skulls," independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader said this month citing video footage of a Skull and Bones ceremony.


At a news conference in front of the tomb earlier, Nader urged both Bush and Kerry to answer questions about their involvement in the group, specifically about their code of silence and how their allegiance to Skull and Bones influences their oath to serve the country.


Author Alexandra Robbins, whose 2002 book "Secrets of the Tomb" was based on interviews with some 100 Bonesmen who broke their vows of secrecy to speak with her, agreed with Nader's concern about the role of Skull and Bones in a democratic society.


"It's disturbing that the presidential candidates are both members of (Skull and Bones) because it seems that they're prioritizing the interests of a secret society above the interests of the rest of us," Robbins told Reuters.


FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES


Although conspiracy theorists have linked Skull and Bones to everything from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the Watergate scandal, Robbins dismissed the paranoia and said the society is mainly an alumni network bent on getting -- and keeping -- power.


"The only agenda for Skull and Bones is to get its members into positions of power and then to have those members hire other members. It's a society of connections," she said.


Bush, whose father and grandfather were also Bonesmen, has done an expert job of relying on those connections throughout life, she said. Members invested in Bush's businesses and at least one was involved in his 1989 deal to buy the Texas Rangers baseball franchise, Robbins said.


In return, Bush has awarded Bonesmen with appointments in his administration. Among them, she said, are Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Bill Donaldson, Department of Homeland Security lawyer Edward McNally and Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum.


Kerry, on the other hand, has not exploited his Skull and Bones connections to the same degree -- or at least that's what Robbins' sources told her.


"If the past is any indication ... I would guess we would see fewer Bonesmen in a Kerry administration," said Robbins, who also graduated from Yale and belonged to another secret society, Scroll and Key.


Each candidate has referred obliquely to his membership in Skull and Bones.


In his 1999 autobiography, Bush wrote: "My senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society so secret I can't say anything more."


When an interviewer asked Kerry what it meant that both he and Bush were Bonesmen, the Democrat replied, "Not much, because it's a secret."


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Friday, October 22, 2004 11:11 AM

CREVANREAVER


Connorflynn, didn't you already know about this?

I thought everyone knew about Bush and Kerry both being former "Bonesmen".

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Friday, October 22, 2004 11:20 AM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


Quote:

Originally posted by Connorflynn:
Only 15 Yale students are tapped to join Skull and Bones each year. They spend their senior year forging close ties with fellow Bonesmen -- reportedly through the sharing of sexual histories and ceremonial rites -- and eventually become part of an elite association with friends in high places.



Okay, now that is just something I did not want to imagine about Bush or Kerry! Sexual histories...gyah!!

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Friday, October 22, 2004 1:08 PM

SGTGUMP


I'm a member. I can get all you guys in if you want.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 2:28 PM

SOUPCATCHER


It's not the Skull and Bones but I'm part of a drinking group called the Buffalo Club. Does that count? And it only cost me a penny to join.

There are three kinds of people: fighters, lovers, and screamers.

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 4:30 AM

CONNORFLYNN


Nope..LOL I hadn't heard that one. I've seen the movie "Skulls", it was good and seems to have alot more merit after reading this little piece hehe.

"I actually voted for John Kerry, before I voted against him"

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 4:45 AM

GHOULMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SoupCatcher:
It's not the Skull and Bones but I'm part of a drinking group called the Buffalo Club. Does that count? And it only cost me a penny to join.


lol! Nice one. And it's funny this article consistantly refers to "conspiracy theories" as if Skull and Bones doesn't exist. It does! It's not an episode of the frickin' X-Files.

btw, Skull & Bones originated at Harvard and is present at Harvard, Yale, and Princton as far as I know. It's an indoctrination into an elite relationship where really rich bastards and thier whores deside it's OK to do whatever they like as long as they stay disgustingly rich at the expense of everyone else on the planet.

Why post this? It's odd.

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 5:29 AM

CREVANREAVER


Ghoulman, FYI, Skull & Bones originated at Yale University and is only present at Yale!

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 5:55 AM

CAPNRAHN


From what I know:
There are other - unoffical - 'branches' at the schools GhoulMan posted, but the original 'old' one was formed at Yale.

The others are not in the originals 'Connection Loop' {mostly} and are really just pale shadows of it.

Anybody hear of this as well?

"Remember, there is only ONE absolute - There ARE NO absolutes!!!"

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 7:51 AM

GHOULMAN


^^^ Ahhh. Thank you Capt. Shiny.

Quote:

Originally posted by CrevanReaver:
Ghoulman, FYI, Skull & Bones originated at Yale University and is only present at Yale!


You know, I thought this too - did a little search around the Net, and when I came across material saying S&B was across a few Universities I thought I must have been wrong.

I think you're right! At least this rings a bell of truth to me. Thanks!

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 7:59 AM

CYBERSNARK


A little tame as conspiracies go, IMHO.

Tell me that one or the other is in bed (figuratively or literally) with Reptilians, and then I'll be interested (and possibly repulsed).

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