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Posted by: Investigating atheism ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 09:20AM

In another thread, summer linked a NYT article addressing Monson's death: http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,2062029.

The article contained a photo of George W. Bush and a Thomas S. Monson shaking hands.

Anyone find the handshake to be peculiar?

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 09:24AM

It does look like a firm handshake.

Maybe a little too firm handshake?

Two world leaders in their own right shaking hands. Both powerful figureheads.

I don't read too much into it other than two alpha males making a photo op.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2018 09:26AM by Amyjo.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 09:36AM

Bush's index finger is extended, rather than clasped.
Making it look a bit like the "patriarchal grip" / Freemason secret handshake.

The thing is, though, Bush isn't a Mason. Or a mormon.

Maybe some ex-mormon employee of his taught him the secret handshake (I show it to anybody who asks). I don't know. There have been other times Bush has taken photos shaking hands, and people thought it was a Masonic handshake...maybe somebody taught him *that.*

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 11:51AM

The last Freemason to be a sitting US president was Gerald R. Ford.

There have been quite a few, beginning with George Washington.

http://freemasoninformation.com/masonic-education/famous/united-states-masonic-presidents/

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Posted by: nuftynephi ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 12:08PM

As per this article he is/was a bonesman:
http://uk.businessinsider.com/us-presidents-who-were-in-secret-societies-2017-4/#george-hw-bush-skull-and-bones-19
...do they have a secret handshake too?

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 12:52PM

If they do, it remains secret :)

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Posted by: Human ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 03:30PM

There’s no question that the Bushes are Skull & Bones.

The question is, are Bonesmen also Freemasons? Is Yale’s Skull & Bones secret society connected in some way with Freemasonry?

Because it is secret, we can’t really know.

Human

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Posted by: Topper ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 04:05PM

Monson might not have been a Mason, but was on the Council of Foreign Relations and a member of the Trilateral Commission.

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Posted by: fossilman ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 02:25PM

I think Tommy was tickling George's wrist with his index finger, so George just gave him a little tickle back.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 02:43PM

Maybe Tommy mistook him for a lonely widow?

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Posted by: cheezus ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 04:10PM

Looks like Tommy is extending the finger too.

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Posted by: Investigating atheism ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 04:58PM

It does appear that he is.

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