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News Hobby Lobby smuggles thousands of Iraqi artifacts

  1. Jul 10, 2017 #1
    Pretty astounding they didn't think they'd get caught. I mean, maybe dozens, even hundreds, but thousands? Of course someone is going to look into that! How shameful!

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/p...it-thousands-ancient-iraqi-artifacts-imported

     
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  3. Jul 11, 2017 #2
    Sounds phony to me - considering that Hobby Lobby has powerful enemies. Needs some very serious fact-checking.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2017 #3

    Bandersnatch

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    The source is the US Department of Justice website. Not Daily Mail.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2017 #4
    Please refrain from making any religious comments. Thanks!
     
  6. Jul 11, 2017 #5

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    They definitely did something. Exactly what isn't so clear, because as one of the conditions of the agreement usually one is not allowed to challenge the government's version of events. I think it's clear that they were dealing with some shifty characters, but what parts of this were Hobby Lobby's idea and what parts of this were these shifty characters' probably will never be known.
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2017 #6

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    I occasionally go to a Hobby Lobby store to pick up something needed for a restore project. From now on, should I go, this will enter my mind. :oldcry:
     
  8. Jul 12, 2017 #7

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    If you need to restore ancient Sumerian objects, you should be golden!
     
  9. Jul 13, 2017 #8

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    :doh: :oldlaugh:
     
  10. Jul 17, 2017 #9
    I predict this will calve off shortly.
     
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