Saturday’s news items [movie night; fierce politician; licensed contractors & more] – 10/13/2018

17 movie night

Nice guy | “‘I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'”Penn Live

Puffing up | Wagner’s probably trying to impress POTUS to get to play golf with him.

Watch those contractors | “Contractor accused of taking $400,000 in down payments for work never completed”Penn Live

“The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently has no licensure or certification requirements for most construction contractors (or their employees). BUT there are licenses required for home improvement contractors; see if yours is listed here.


  1. Totally off topic but I’m interested in the Khashoggi incident. As I remember it, one of the central figures in the Iran/Contra affair was an arms dealer named Khashoggi. There may be no connection but I suspect this is about more than just a dissenting journalist. The scale of the operation, if true, suggests as much. Any thoughts on your part?

  2. Al Dodson: I think that the Khashoggi who was implicated in the Iran-Contra Affair has at least two nephews, it appears that one might be the missing journalist. The other could be a man who died in a car accident with Princess Diana, (Dodi Fayed).

  3. The connected and dubious encounters of life in the uber-wealthy stratosphere is so far beyond our meager llifestyles, we just don’t know.

    Here, for background are a few we found via searches:

    “The incredible story of the world’s richest arms dealer, Adnan Khashoggi” –

    “Who is Jamal Khashoggi?”

    “Khashoggi family ties to Iran-Contra and 1970s oil embargo”

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