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LOGIC

October 29, 2010

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To better understand this post, readers might want to familiarize themselves with the Article 32 hearing and the multiple stories Ilario Pantano has shared about what happened in Iraq on April 15, 2004. When trying to determine if Ilario Pantano is an honest, level-headed person who is fit to lead, ask yourself one question: 1) […]

Marines Make Example out of Pantano

October 14, 2010

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Just because someone is found not guilty, it doesn’t mean they’re innocent. Such would seem to be the case of Ilario Pantano, whose killing of two unarmed Iraqis in the town of Mahmudiyah in the spring of 2004 earned him a spot in the Lejeune Leadership Institute’s Leadership, Ethics and Law of War Discussion Guide […]

Where’d the money go?

October 13, 2010

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After her son Ilario was charged with the premeditated murder of two unarmed Iraqis, Merry Pantano founded Defend the Defenders, an organization that accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from people across the country to supposedly fund private defense attorney legal costs for Ilario and other armed services members charged with war crimes. […]

What’s Pantano’s beef with firetrucks?

October 5, 2010

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Coming from New York and ever-quick to share his 9/11 story, one would think Pantano would have a deep respect for firefighters and their need to have the proper equipment.  But when confronted with the thousands of taxpayer dollars Congressman McIntyre has returned to 7th District volunteer and rural fire departments in the form of […]

A Story Constructed for the Campaign

September 28, 2010

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From 1995 to 1998, Ilario Pantano worked for Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street firm that took billions in bailout money from the government at the start of the recession. When interviewed by The New Yorker in 2005 as to why he quit, Pantano said, “I thought Goldman would emulate the Marines’ sense of camaraderie.  But […]

If I show you mine…

September 24, 2010

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    Ilario and Jill Pantano aren’t afraid to shed some clothing for the camera. As a model, Jill posed for Robert Mapplethorpe, the controversial artist who proudly created homosexual, erotic works and attempted to get public funding for them. In a documentary he helped produce in 2008, Ilario encourages all to take a look […]

Impersonating Law Enforcement

September 24, 2010

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On April 16, 2010, at a Republican debate in Bladen County, Ilario Pantano was asked if he was employed with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department because he was claiming that was his job.  To prove that he was a law enforcement officer, Pantano quickly had someone go to his vehicle and retrieve his badge. […]