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    Jones used his position to take possession of public housing units and install temple members in them, and he put other followers on the housing authority payroll. The preacher was building his own power base within city government. “He was using his power to recruit members and to put the hammer on people,” said David Reuben, an investigator for San Francisco District Attorney Joseph Freitas, another politician under Jones’s sway. “He had a lot of authority.”


    “Jim Jones helped George Moscone run this city,” said Jim Jones Jr., a chillingly matter-of-fact assessment of the temple leader’s creeping encroachment in San Francisco.


    Political leaders, aware of Jones’s ability to deliver -- or manufacture -- votes, lined up to pay tribute to the preacher. He worked his way into the good graces of officials high and low -- most of them Democrats, since that was the party in power in California and San Francisco in the mid-1970s. But Jones was also happy to exchange mutually complimentary correspondence with the offices of Ronald Reagan and statesman Henry Kissinger.



    During the 1976 presidential campaign, Jones wangled a private meeting with Jimmy Carter’s wife, Rosalynn, at the elegant Stanford Court Hotel on Nob Hill, arriving with a security contingent that was larger than her Secret Service squad. Later Jones accompanied Moscone and a group of Democratic dignitaries who climbed aboard vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale’s private jet when it touched down at San Francisco International Airport.


    Governor Jerry Brown sang the preacher’s praises. Congressman John Burton, Phil’s brother, lobbied the governor to appoint Jones to the high-profile board of regents, which oversaw California’s sprawling public university system. San Francisco Supervisor – now U.S. Senator -- Dianne Feinstein accepted an invitation to lunch with Jones and to tour Peoples Temple.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    No one is forcing you to drive......just sayin!
    Motorcycle riders unaffected. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    Motorcycle riders unaffected. lol
    True statement!

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    Ali hits UK Storm Ali wreaks travel chaos with 100mph winds as flights diverted, trains cancelled, motorways blocked and even packed CRUISE SHIPS cast adrift

    Forecasters have warned that areas even outside of official weather warnings may not escape the powerful gusts of wind


    Parts of the UK have been brought to a standstill as a danger to life warning saw bridges and roads closed as strong gusts surge across Britain and Ireland - and there's more to come.

    Warnings have been issued for the whole of the UK today and tomorrow as the storm causes power cuts, trees to be ripped up and travel chaos on the roads.


    Ali has already claimed its first two victims after a woman died after the caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff near Cliffden in Co Galway.


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    An engineer, aged in his 20s, was then killed by a falling tree in Slieve Gullion Forest Park in Newry, Northern Ireland.


    A woman in Cheshire was seriously injured when a tree fell onto her car in the high winds - fire crews eventually freed the woman before she was taken to hospital by air ambulance.


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