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As I’ve mentioned before, opera has had color-blind and more or less age-blind and size-blind casting for generations: e.g., in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, the young Celtic beauty Isolde might be sung by a 50 year old 250 pounder of any ancestry as long as she can really, really sing. Wagner, in particular, wrote such demanding roles for his leading ladies that only really robust sopranos can deliver the performance without their voices giving out.

So opera has had superstar singers of various races, including black and Maori, for generations.

But that’s not good enough.

Why? Because the New York Metropolitan Opera has really deep pockets to extract from in the sacred name of Diversity. For example, the Met’s streaming channel has been showing one free opera per day for most of the last year. Tonight’s is Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The sets and costumes for most Met productions are staggeringly lavish. Similarly, minor arts that sometimes assist in the productions, such as puppetry, are at a best-in-the-U.S. level.

Next month is Black History Month, so the Met will stream Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess on February 1. (Strikingly, Porgy & Bess had been unfashionable during the Civil Rights Era for DuBose Heyward’s sociologically accurate look at violence among poor blacks: Samuel Goldwyn’s 1959 film version barely got made after much groaning from black stars like Harry Belafonte. Today, it’s considered a fine opera and a standard of the repertoire.) That pretty much exhausts the Met’s repertoire of African-American themed operas, so for the rest of the month they’ll show productions in which blacks starred, of which they have many in their archives.

But that’s not good enough. I don’t know what the Met Opera’s budget is, but it’s obviously enormous, so it’s massively attractive to the Diversity-Inclusion-Equity industry:

From the New York Times news section:

The Metropolitan Opera Hires Its First Chief Diversity Officer

Marcia Sells has been brought on to rethink equity and inclusion at the largest performing arts institution in the United States.

By Joshua Barone
Jan. 25, 2021

Marcia Sells — a former dancer who became an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and the dean of students at Harvard Law School — has been hired as the first chief diversity officer of the Metropolitan Opera, the largest performing arts institution in the United States.

Her appointment, which the Met announced on Monday, is something of a corrective to the company’s nearly 140-year history and a response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the killing of George Floyd in 2020.

Bold mine. In reality, it’s more honest to say that Mr. Floyd died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.

It’s also a conscious step toward inclusivity by a major player in an industry in which some Black singers, including Leontyne Price and Jessye Norman, have found stardom, but diversity has lagged in orchestras, staff and leadership.

Since last summer, cultural institutions across the country have made changes as the Black Lives Matter movement drew scrutiny to racial inequities in virtually every corner of the arts world. The Met was no exception: The company announced plans to open next season with Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,”

Oh, boy, the composer who furnishes those depressing scores for all those terrible Spike Lee movies of the last quarter century teaming up with NY Times opinion columnist and venerable iSteve Content Generator Charles Blow!

its first opera by a Black composer, directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown, who will become the first Black director to lead a production on the Met’s main stage. It also named three composers of color — Valerie Coleman, Jessie Montgomery and Joel Thompson — to its commissioning program.

But to make broader changes at the Met, an institution with a long payroll and a budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the Met is turning to Ms. Sells. As a member of the senior management team, she will report to Peter Gelb, the general manager. The human resources department will be brought under her direction, and her purview will be broad: the Met in its entirety, including the board.

“Sometimes horrible events like the killing of George Floyd catalyze people, and they realize this is something we need to do — at the Met and across the arts,” Ms. Sells said in an interview about her plans to make the Met a more inclusive company that values the diversity of its staff and the audiences it serves.

In other New York Times news coverage:

Apollo C.E.O. to Step Down After Firm Finds More Payments to Jeffrey Epstein

An inquiry’s finding that Leon Black, the billionaire boss of Apollo Global Management, paid the convicted sex offender $158 million touched off an attempt to remove him.

Black was junk bond king Michael Milken’s right-hand man at Drexel Burnham Lambert during the 1980s.

By Matthew Goldstein and Katherine Rosman
Jan. 25, 2021

The founders of Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms, engaged in a brief power struggle this weekend over control of the firm, a rift that opened up after an inquiry revealed that one founder — Apollo’s chief executive and chairman, Leon Black — had paid more than $150 million to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

On Monday, Mr. Black announced his plan to step down as chief executive this year. …

He had also lent Mr. Epstein more than $30 million, only $10 million of which was paid back, the report found.

Mr. Black’s payments effectively bankrolled the lifestyle of Mr. Epstein — whom Mr. Black viewed as a “confirmed bachelor with eclectic tastes,” according to the report — in the years after his 2008 guilty plea in Florida to a prostitution charge involving a teenage girl.

Also, Mr. Black believed that Mr. Epstein had “served his time” for that case and deserved a second chance, the report said. It found there was no evidence that Mr. Black had participated in any of Mr. Epstein’s criminal activities, or that Mr. Epstein had ever introduced Mr. Black to any underage girl.

The details of their financial dealings — Mr. Epstein’s advice was worth perhaps $2 billion in tax savings to Mr. Black, according to the report — created friction between Mr. Black and one of Apollo’s other founders, Joshua Harris, according to three people briefed on the discussions. In recent months, Apollo investors had begun openly questioning the financial ties between Mr. Black and Mr. Epstein, who died in 2019.

Oh, yeah, Jeffrey Epstein passed away recently. He wasn’t killed like George Floyd, he just died. The circumstances of his death were really boring, I guess.

By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?

I know a guy who knew Epstein and he says Epstein had more time on his hands than any rich guy he ever met. Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour. That doesn’t sound like somebody whose tax advice was worth $158 million. My impression is that if your tax advice is really worth $158 million, you have to work really hard at mastering the most arcane questions of the ever-changing tax code.

 
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  1. Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour. That doesn’t sound like somebody whose tax advice was worth $158 million

    It sounds like something the protagonist of Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There would do.

    • Replies: @Hannah Katz
    @Daniel Williams

    Former first lady: "Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. And you will to if you don't shut up!"

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Daniel Williams

    I was going to write that Leon Black, who is only barely in the Billionaires Club, probably doesn't even have a $2 billion tax bill, never mind a savings of $2 billion on his tax bill, so his explanation is bollocks on its face.

    But then I found this article, which almost makes Black's claim sound plausible:

    https://www.wealthmanagement.com/high-net-worth/what-leon-black-got-paying-jeffrey-epstein-158-million

    The article's claim is not so much that Epstein's advice was really that valuable (it wasn't) as that he convinced Black that it was that valuable. I say this gives some plausibility in that it resembles some situations I've been in where an unwelcome outside "expert" turns up with some "valuable advice" but the expert's only real asset is the unwarranted confidence of our mutual employer. The advice is never taken—or if taken, works badly—but the "expert" still walks away with a nice payday.

    I guess (((Black))) held outside "expert" (((Epstein's))) assertions to a lower standard of veracity than he did for his own staff. So maybe ethnocentrism backfires sometimes. Or maybe Black was just paying Epstein for access to underage shiksas.

    Same article also mentions that Epstein got some payments "through emails that invoked his friendship with the billionaire and referenced personal matters shared in confidence", which sounds much more like videotaped statutory rape than like tax advice.

  2. Sometimes horrible events like the killing of George Floyd catalyze people

    At this point, isn’t it a given that Officer Derek Chauvin cannot possibly receive a fair trial?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Harry Baldwin

    Passive voice hasn’t traditionally been very successful in securing fairness.

    , @Sullymonster34
    @Harry Baldwin

    I'm concerned with that as well, even though I'm a liberal (minus the identity politics mess). I think the commentator/professor John Mcwhorter answered that question in the best way possible in an interview with Bret Weinstein. He said in court it was possible but not ever in the court of public opinion. Much as many in the public never changed their opinion that the officer who shot Michael Brown had murdered a young black teen with his hands up, Derek Chauvin will remain a "murderer" whether he is or isn't for at least half of the population.
    On the other hand if I was living in Minneapolis, really anywhere in America, I'd be terrified if I saw evidence that Mr. Floyd had died of an overdose, for example, that if I were to vote not guilty, that this would be Rodney King times goodness knows how much. Think of all of the businesses, possibly even homes that could be burned down and looted, people of all colors would certainly suffer. People would probably die. Would one police officer with an abusive history be worth a juror saying either "He isn't guilty" or "We aren't sure he's guilty" and risking so much for their community? As good people we all want to believe we would do the ethical thing and say, this is a country of laws and if a man isn't guilty or I don't know I must vote that way. But it would take a hell of a lot of courage. Not to mention you personally could be targeted and threatened because your name as a juror would get out. I'm glad I won't be asked to make that decision. Sorry for the log response, this is just something I've thought about a lot.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  3. I know a guy who knew Epstein and he says Epstein had more time on his hands than any rich guy he ever met. Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour. That doesn’t sound like somebody whose tax advice was worth $158 million.

    It’s almost as if passive management beats active management. Whoever could have been aware of that? I see this as being intended to appeal to mean different things to different people, both as a reference to the efficient market hypothesis and an endorsement of the crockpot ideology of much of the comment section.

    • Replies: @Bill
    @Alexander Turok

    ** whoosh **

  4. The national poet of Scotland (“The Scots Makar”) is a Lesbian Mulatta. That’s pretty Woke:

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL (born 9 November 1961), is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011).[1][2] Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.[3][4]

    Since 2016, she has been Scots Makar, the national poet laureate of Scotland.[5] She was appointed as chancellor of the University of Salford in 2015.[6]

    Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1961, to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby by a white Scottish couple, Helen and John Kay, and grew up in Bishopbriggs, a suburb of Glasgow.[7] They adopted Jackie in 1961, having already adopted her brother, Maxwell, about two years earlier. Jackie and Maxwell also have siblings who were brought up by their biological parents.[8]

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.[9] John Kay died in 2019 at the age of 94.[10]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @syonredux


    The national poet of Scotland (“The Scots Makar”) is a Lesbian Mulatta.
     
    You had to post this on Burns Night? Hae ye nae a scooby?


    Bolt, ya rocket! Awa' an bile yer heid!

    Dafty Sassenach...

    Replies: @syonredux, @Rob McX

    , @Redneck farmer
    @syonredux

    Looks exactly like Shakespeare describes Lady Macbeth.

    , @Ganderson
    @syonredux

    I prefer Cale Makar:

    https://cms.nhl.bamgrid.com/images/photos/313785998/1024x576/cut.jpeg

    , @Almost Missouri
    @syonredux


    is a Lesbian Mulatta.
    Jackie-Kay.jpg

     

    What's the word for Lesbian-because-there-is-no-other-alternative?


    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament, and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.
     

     
    Well, that's what running in those leftwing circles will get you.

    BTW, why is it that these mulatto children are always stuck in the horrible racist country of their selfish whites mothers? How come their bounding African fathers never raise them on the fertile African soil under the generous African sun where "it takes a village"? It's almost like their fathers are complicit is some kind of racist conspiracy to traumatize their children.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @black sea
    @syonredux


    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
     
    From Divorce:

    Mother, you never, ever said
    a kind word
    or a thank-you for all the tedious chores I have done;
    Father, your breath
    smells like a camel's and gives me the hump;
    all you ever say is:
    ‘Are you off in the cream puff, Lady Muck?'
    In this day and age?
    I would be better off in an orphanage.
  5. One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Because it’s brought home the question of what is really a problem to the average person who’s smart enough to have an opinion on the internet. He’s worried about unemployment, divorce, corona, 99.9999999% peaceful protests burning down his small business. He isn’t worried about his teenage daughter joining the harem of Jeffery Epstein. There are certain things he’s worried about happening to his teenage daughter relating to sexuality, but that is not one of them.

    • Troll: Redman
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Alexander Turok


    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
     
    you obviously have JW123 on ignore..
    , @Mr. Anon
    @Alexander Turok


    He isn’t worried about his teenage daughter joining the harem of Jeffery Epstein.
     
    The danger to the average citizen was not that his daughter would fall into Epstein's orbit, but that his Senator would.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Alexander Turok


    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
     
    We clearly don't shop at the same groceries:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91W4NnYjMOL.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91QCTvteJVL.jpg

    https://i1.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/IMG_6983.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91RjPEvzrYL.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1HAfPVppEL.jpg

    https://i2.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_7022.jpg

  6. Wagner, in particular, wrote such demanding roles for his leading ladies that only really robust sopranos can deliver the performance without their voices giving out.

    That, and emasculation for art’s sake is prohibited almost everywhere.

    Only Known Recording of a Castrato – Italy’s Last Castrated Singing Boy

    • Replies: @Red Pill Angel
    @Reg Cæsar

    The question for me has always been, why would an overweight, middle-aged woman have more of the strength required to do a rigorous Wagnerian role? Precisely what sort of "strength" is required? Critics said, for instance, that Maria Callas ruined her voice in some way by losing too much weight, giving it a ragged quality (which some believed, however, gave it a tragic quality). There are YouTube videos of a very fat lady opera singer named Montserrat Caballe, and her voice was amazingly sweet, intense, and pure. Is it possible the body fat is resonating in some way? Don't laugh.

  7. • Replies: @Jack D
    @Polistra

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9185883/Four-girls-arrested-fatal-stabbing-15-year-old-girl-Walmart.html

    Did not matter to these black teens either:

    'We just stabbed that b***h in her heart. We don't give a f**k.'

    Can you imagine if it was four WHITE girls who did this to a black teen? They would be the most infamous criminals since Hitler. But since it is just blacks killing other blacks, ho hum. It will be on the local news and in the Daily Mail. Stories like this NEVER make the NY Times.

    The local sheriff is an idiot:


    We had a homicide last night that involved some children from 12 to 15 years of age," Mancuso said. "This the third homicide in six months that involved juveniles that ranged from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. I feel like we have a problem in our community that we're going to have to face and address."

    Mancuso said the problem was "kids having access to weapons."
     
    The stabbing took place inside a Wal-Mart. The stabbers took the knife from the kitchen section of said Wal-Mart. I guess it's time to move knives behind the counter - you'll have to apply for a permit to buy a paring knife and if you pass the background check they'll get it from a locked storeroom and sell it to you.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Alden, @Bill, @Sick 'n Tired

    , @Anon
    @Polistra

    I read a remark by a historian that most of the duels and killings he researched in the Old South were happening between family members fighting over things like wills, women, or power in a family. It was much rarer to find these events happening between strangers. Modern people have a completely wrong-headed notion about this.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    , @Sick 'n Tired
    @Polistra

    He showed them.

  8. @Alexander Turok
    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Because it's brought home the question of what is really a problem to the average person who's smart enough to have an opinion on the internet. He's worried about unemployment, divorce, corona, 99.9999999% peaceful protests burning down his small business. He isn't worried about his teenage daughter joining the harem of Jeffery Epstein. There are certain things he's worried about happening to his teenage daughter relating to sexuality, but that is not one of them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

    you obviously have JW123 on ignore..

  9. Assassination of superiors is a common means of advancing in rank today

  10. Watch out Figaro, a mighty Blow is coming:

    Does the Met know anything about their audience? The most frightening response is, “Maybe they do”.

  11. diversity has lagged in orchestras, staff and leadership.

    In orchestras, because blind auditions have been the norm for decades, so real talent figures in. But blind auditions are now called racist (not sexist) because they don’t compensate for historical racism etc.

    Staff and leadership have to perform as well, but that’s also about to change.

    Remember your daughter’s junior high school band that couldn’t play on key? That’s the New York Philharmonic of 2025. We need to fire some of them wypipos on that team to make real systemic change happen quicker.

    But in the grand scheme of things, with so much wreckage underway, who cares about culture? That’s a white thing anyway. Caring, I mean.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Polistra


    In orchestras, because blind auditions have been the norm for decades, so real talent figures in. But blind auditions are now called racist (not sexist) because they don’t compensate for historical racism etc.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_audition

    According to a 2001 study by Cecilia Rouse of Princeton and Claudia Goldin of Harvard, the introduction of blind auditions to American symphony orchestras increased the probability that a woman would advance from preliminary rounds by 50 percent.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Rouse

    Joe Biden nominated Rouse to be chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in November 2020.[3]
     
    President Biden nominated a retroactive racist.
  12. Steve, nothing about them coming for Styxhexenhammer?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @R.G. Camara

    Steve said nothing (please let me be wrong about this, I am delighted to be corrected) about Stefan Molyneux making a film about LA in which he successfully trolled the LA city council, so how the hell is Steve even aware of a libertarian Satanist Vermont dried-leaves-boiled enthusiast? Not to whore but Razorfist is better in every way, most clearly because Tarl speaks extemporaneously whereas Razor presents prepared edited monologues, so if nothing else Razor's vids have no fat. That Styx joke vid about a goat causing a traffic incident (just Vermont things) went on about four times as long as it should have. That said, the response to all censortube censorship should be "serves him right, he trusted censortube."

  13. In another year or two the Met will be hosting rap battles.

    • Agree: Charles
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Frank McGar


    In another year or two the Met will be hosting rap battles.

     

    They are 400 years behind the Globe!

    https://www.folger.edu/sites/default/files/printed-texts-images/008043.jpg


    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_E6ksX4dNV7s/TNH5MKWr98I/AAAAAAAAAHY/MJWG5PinscE/s1600/Hamlit+Duel.jpg

    Replies: @Frank McGar

    , @JMcG
    @Frank McGar

    I believe that College Debating teams have that market cornered.

  14. Probably just a happy coincidence the great covid scare and the st. floyd riots happened right on the heels of the mysterious Epstein death. But let’s say you were a rich and powerful guy mixed up in a little Epstein fun. Wouldn’t you have a little incentive to fan the flames of panic that gripped 2020?

    Nah… that’s crazy talk.

  15. @syonredux
    The national poet of Scotland ("The Scots Makar") is a Lesbian Mulatta. That's pretty Woke:

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL (born 9 November 1961), is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011).[1][2] Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.[3][4]

    Since 2016, she has been Scots Makar, the national poet laureate of Scotland.[5] She was appointed as chancellor of the University of Salford in 2015.[6]

     


    Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1961, to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby by a white Scottish couple, Helen and John Kay, and grew up in Bishopbriggs, a suburb of Glasgow.[7] They adopted Jackie in 1961, having already adopted her brother, Maxwell, about two years earlier. Jackie and Maxwell also have siblings who were brought up by their biological parents.[8]
     

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.[9] John Kay died in 2019 at the age of 94.[10]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay


    https://s31242.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jackie-KAy-1024x683.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Redneck farmer, @Ganderson, @Almost Missouri, @black sea

    The national poet of Scotland (“The Scots Makar”) is a Lesbian Mulatta.

    You had to post this on Burns Night? Hae ye nae a scooby?

    Bolt, ya rocket! Awa’ an bile yer heid!

    Dafty Sassenach…

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @Reg Cæsar

    Burns was stale, pale, and cis-het male:


    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2016/07/burns-2-2.jpg


    Jackie Kay is the new face of Scotland:


    Scottish national poet Jackie Kay talks about racism she endured as a child
    Scotland’s makar recalls being taunted and beaten up by older boys as an eight-year-old and reflects on a much-changed country

     


    One of Scotland’s most garlanded poets, Jackie Kay, has spoken out about the racist bullying she experienced as a child in the 1970s.

     

    Kay, who is Scotland’s makar, or national poet, said that while growing up in Scotland, she “got beaten up quite a lot”. As an eight-year-old, she said, older boys would wait for her after school, “fill bubblegum wrappers with mud and get me down and shove them into my mouth and say, ‘That’s what you should eat, because you’re from a mud hut,’ and then I’d get beaten up.”

     

    She did not blame the children who bullied her for their racism, she said, telling Ponsonby that “children are not really racist; it’s their households, and it’s the teachers … The teachers at my school often came out with out-and-out racist things. They’d talk about ‘darkies’ or say to me, ‘Oh you should be good at this one, because your people have it in their blood,’ if we were doing a dance,” she said. “It’s endemic racism, something that is in the very structures and fabric of our society. I remember the Enoch Powell Rivers of Blood speeches in the 70s and friends of mine saying, ‘Yeah they should all be sent back – oh, not you Jackie – but they should be sent back,’ so adults are saying things like that, too.”
     

    “Even just the other day, this taxi driver said, ‘Where are you from?’ and I said Glasgow and he went, ‘Oh, how do you explain that tan?’ … The image of a Scottish person isn’t me, and I think that we need to try and change what we think of when we think of a Scottish person.”

     

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/22/scottish-national-poet-jackie-kay-talks-about-racism-she-endured-as-a-child


    http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/640/cpsprodpb/142D1/production/_88814628_jackie_kay.jpg

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    , @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    Burns will have to be bowdlerised for the age of wokeness:

    A tran's a tran for a' that...

  16. So, when the Met gets up and running again and opens their doors to the public I expect to see lots of blacks queueing up to buy tickets to enjoy Wagner. When will these woke Whites learn that blacks don’t care for European culture, or hiking in the parks or skiing or whatever else we are told that we are denying blacks. A few years ago black students at Oberlin College music department presented a set of demands (always demands, never requests) that the conservatory stop teaching European music, including such racist thing as musical notes and scales. Was “Hamilton” well received by blacks, what percentage of the audience was black?

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Buffalo Joe

    Crapping-up culture with diversity is not for the blacks. It for the good-whites to feel virtuous. Who else but a flaggelant would voluntarily pay to watch someone deliberately pissing on the accomplishments of your kin?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  17. By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?

    Perhaps Mr. Epstein, who smoozed with the politicians, gave Mr. Black some information on who might be ready to sign such-and-such a tax bill, something that might have behooved Mr. Black to make some smart financial transactions ahead of time.

    “What makes you so sure he’s going to sign it, though?”

    “Here… I’ve got the negatives in my safe, no, you’ve got it upside down.”

    “But, that’s … he’s supposedly happily married ….”

    “Yes, he’s married, and he seems happy in this 2nd one …”

    Oh, and who hasn’t been stiffed out a few bucks when lending some money to a friend? You guys are too cynical.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman


    By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?
     

    Mr. Epstein’s advice was worth perhaps $2 billion in tax savings to Mr. Black, according to the report.
     
    Seems fair to pay a consultant $168 million to save the company perhaps $2 billion.
    That's just the cost of doing business.

    Maybe Mr. Epstein was really good at what he did.

    https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2019/08/Petrina-Ryan-Kleid-Parsing-Bill.jpg

    Replies: @black sea

  18. @Reg Cæsar
    @syonredux


    The national poet of Scotland (“The Scots Makar”) is a Lesbian Mulatta.
     
    You had to post this on Burns Night? Hae ye nae a scooby?


    Bolt, ya rocket! Awa' an bile yer heid!

    Dafty Sassenach...

    Replies: @syonredux, @Rob McX

    Burns was stale, pale, and cis-het male:

    Jackie Kay is the new face of Scotland:

    Scottish national poet Jackie Kay talks about racism she endured as a child
    Scotland’s makar recalls being taunted and beaten up by older boys as an eight-year-old and reflects on a much-changed country

    One of Scotland’s most garlanded poets, Jackie Kay, has spoken out about the racist bullying she experienced as a child in the 1970s.

    Kay, who is Scotland’s makar, or national poet, said that while growing up in Scotland, she “got beaten up quite a lot”. As an eight-year-old, she said, older boys would wait for her after school, “fill bubblegum wrappers with mud and get me down and shove them into my mouth and say, ‘That’s what you should eat, because you’re from a mud hut,’ and then I’d get beaten up.”

    She did not blame the children who bullied her for their racism, she said, telling Ponsonby that “children are not really racist; it’s their households, and it’s the teachers … The teachers at my school often came out with out-and-out racist things. They’d talk about ‘darkies’ or say to me, ‘Oh you should be good at this one, because your people have it in their blood,’ if we were doing a dance,” she said. “It’s endemic racism, something that is in the very structures and fabric of our society. I remember the Enoch Powell Rivers of Blood speeches in the 70s and friends of mine saying, ‘Yeah they should all be sent back – oh, not you Jackie – but they should be sent back,’ so adults are saying things like that, too.”

    “Even just the other day, this taxi driver said, ‘Where are you from?’ and I said Glasgow and he went, ‘Oh, how do you explain that tan?’ … The image of a Scottish person isn’t me, and I think that we need to try and change what we think of when we think of a Scottish person.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/22/scottish-national-poet-jackie-kay-talks-about-racism-she-endured-as-a-child

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @syonredux

    She actually looks like she could be the child of Rosario Dawson and Tom Arnold.

  19. I’m sure the MSM insist that there is “no evidence” of foul play in Epstein’s death. (That’s a familiar refrain coming from them, but I guess it will be mothballed now that Orange Golem has been deposed and banished.) Pure coincidence, nothing to see here, move along, fools.

  20. Like Revilo Oliver, I think seeing how obvious untruths make their way into the historiography makes one wonder just all what is accepted as true actually happened in the past. Probably 10% of history as taught is inaccurate.

    • Replies: @JimmyMcBee
    @Anon

    'Probably 10% of history as taught is inaccurate.' I'd say more like 90% ... but maybe that's what you meant?

    , @Not Only Wrathful
    @Anon

    Your observation is what inspired the contemporary left. They are quite sincere in their belief that history, as it was written, was whitewashed and mansplained (or whatever adolescent language they would use.) They truly believe that they are fixing historical injustice.

    Of course their obsessions were not the past's obsessions, nor are they the opposite of those from the past, not even related. But nor are your thoughts.

    Attempts to reinterpret the past in accordance with contemporary ideology or, more commonly, mere projections of our contemporary shadow, only lead to ridiculous fantasies, like Beethoven being black.

    You'll understand more about what the individual cannot see in themselves and is scared of by their reinterpretations of history than you ever will of history.

  21. @Polistra

    diversity has lagged in orchestras, staff and leadership.
     
    In orchestras, because blind auditions have been the norm for decades, so real talent figures in. But blind auditions are now called racist (not sexist) because they don't compensate for historical racism etc.

    Staff and leadership have to perform as well, but that's also about to change.

    Remember your daughter's junior high school band that couldn't play on key? That's the New York Philharmonic of 2025. We need to fire some of them wypipos on that team to make real systemic change happen quicker.

    But in the grand scheme of things, with so much wreckage underway, who cares about culture? That's a white thing anyway. Caring, I mean.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    In orchestras, because blind auditions have been the norm for decades, so real talent figures in. But blind auditions are now called racist (not sexist) because they don’t compensate for historical racism etc.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_audition

    According to a 2001 study by Cecilia Rouse of Princeton and Claudia Goldin of Harvard, the introduction of blind auditions to American symphony orchestras increased the probability that a woman would advance from preliminary rounds by 50 percent.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Rouse

    Joe Biden nominated Rouse to be chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in November 2020.[3]

    President Biden nominated a retroactive racist.

  22. • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @JimDandy

    Holy cow. Why in hades would an agency place a white child with black parents. Just to be assholes?

    Healthy white children have little problem being adopted by white families. While there's a surfeit of black children up for adoption.

    Replies: @JimDandy

  23. @R.G. Camara
    Steve, nothing about them coming for Styxhexenhammer?

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Steve said nothing (please let me be wrong about this, I am delighted to be corrected) about Stefan Molyneux making a film about LA in which he successfully trolled the LA city council, so how the hell is Steve even aware of a libertarian Satanist Vermont dried-leaves-boiled enthusiast? Not to whore but Razorfist is better in every way, most clearly because Tarl speaks extemporaneously whereas Razor presents prepared edited monologues, so if nothing else Razor’s vids have no fat. That Styx joke vid about a goat causing a traffic incident (just Vermont things) went on about four times as long as it should have. That said, the response to all censortube censorship should be “serves him right, he trusted censortube.”

  24. @Polistra
    BLACK LIVES MATTER....

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/indianapolis-teen-killed-family-after-getting-in-trouble-report/

    ....except to black ppl.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon, @Sick 'n Tired

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9185883/Four-girls-arrested-fatal-stabbing-15-year-old-girl-Walmart.html

    Did not matter to these black teens either:

    ‘We just stabbed that b***h in her heart. We don’t give a f**k.’

    Can you imagine if it was four WHITE girls who did this to a black teen? They would be the most infamous criminals since Hitler. But since it is just blacks killing other blacks, ho hum. It will be on the local news and in the Daily Mail. Stories like this NEVER make the NY Times.

    The local sheriff is an idiot:

    We had a homicide last night that involved some children from 12 to 15 years of age,” Mancuso said. “This the third homicide in six months that involved juveniles that ranged from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. I feel like we have a problem in our community that we’re going to have to face and address.”

    Mancuso said the problem was “kids having access to weapons.”

    The stabbing took place inside a Wal-Mart. The stabbers took the knife from the kitchen section of said Wal-Mart. I guess it’s time to move knives behind the counter – you’ll have to apply for a permit to buy a paring knife and if you pass the background check they’ll get it from a locked storeroom and sell it to you.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    I guess I'll pass on shopping there for a chainsaw

    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    Last time I was at target I saw the kitchen knives were all locked up. I thought it was shoplifting prevention as a knife would be easy to slip under a jacket.

    , @Bill
    @Jack D

    You think you are writing satire. Here's a quote from this uk government website describing their laws on knives:


    Basic laws on knives

    It’s illegal to:

    -- sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less
     

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @Sick 'n Tired
    @Jack D

    The take away from this article is 5 future breeders have been taken off the streets during peak breeding ages.

    Replies: @Jack D

  25. Anon[134] • Disclaimer says:
    @Polistra
    BLACK LIVES MATTER....

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/indianapolis-teen-killed-family-after-getting-in-trouble-report/

    ....except to black ppl.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon, @Sick 'n Tired

    I read a remark by a historian that most of the duels and killings he researched in the Old South were happening between family members fighting over things like wills, women, or power in a family. It was much rarer to find these events happening between strangers. Modern people have a completely wrong-headed notion about this.

    • Thanks: notsaying
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Anon

    I read a remark by a historian that most of the duels and killings he researched in the Old South were happening between family members fighting over things like wills, women, or power in a family.

    Maybe killings, but not anything that could properly be termed a duel. I would be very interested to hear this self-styled historian provide a few examples of such. I have extensively researched dueling in the ante-bellum South and have never come across this.

  26. When they try and sell you that bullshit story about how the Oxycontin suicides, aka the White Death, are rooted in the betrayal of the American Dream by systemic racism and the lie of white supremacy…..although it’s really okay and kind of poetically-just, because, um, systemic racism and the lie of white supremacy…..well, I’d warn you not to believe it but I think you’ll all figure that out by yourselves if you haven’t already.

    It’s stories like this – hour after hour and day upon day; each new one exponentially worse than the last, shutting out the last few pinholes of light and hope – that give the Big Adios that rosy comforting glow.

    After a year of lockdowns, and the money running out, and the lies never more blatant, and every last bedrock institution of culture and society tumbling like spineless dominoes, all begging to be eaten last – with Democrats, their kosher puppeteers and their Mau-Mau footsoldiers – the worst people who ever got born – responsible for all of it, all gleefully compounding the damage, and let’s not even bring up the blatantly stolen elections just to ensure it never ends – I can assure you that the only misgiving I have about Jan 6th is that it wasn’t a bonafide insurrection. If five days of the usurped Biden “presidency” haven’t sharply reminded you exactly why older white men are committing suicide these days, you are either living in the kind of ultraprivileged cocoon that renders you almost a different species, or you were repeatedly dropped on your head as a child. Either way, an ideal progressive.

    • Agree: Peterike
  27. @Alexander Turok
    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Because it's brought home the question of what is really a problem to the average person who's smart enough to have an opinion on the internet. He's worried about unemployment, divorce, corona, 99.9999999% peaceful protests burning down his small business. He isn't worried about his teenage daughter joining the harem of Jeffery Epstein. There are certain things he's worried about happening to his teenage daughter relating to sexuality, but that is not one of them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    He isn’t worried about his teenage daughter joining the harem of Jeffery Epstein.

    The danger to the average citizen was not that his daughter would fall into Epstein’s orbit, but that his Senator would.

  28. In reality, it’s safer to say that Mr. Floyd died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.

    In reality, it’s quite a lot safer to say that Mr. Floyd was murdered.

    Saying he died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl is merely more accurate.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
  29. There is no evidence Jeffrey Epstein had any expertise in tax law. He wasn’t a CFA, CPA or practicing tax attorney. That Apollo’s cofounders and senior managers were pushing back on Epstein’s compensation suggests they knew it wasn’t for the value of his ‘advice’. Of course making the whole Epstein relationship with Leon Black ‘go away’ was probably worth what Epstein extorted from Black to Apollo. Dragging the company through the muck and slime of Epstein’s relationship with Black would have cost the firm billions.

  30. I keep the bathroom radio tuned to WFAN so my various ablutions remain untroubled by news or politics. But I click the thing on last week and the very first words were some female host chirping “back in July, after the killing of George Floyd.” It’s like some mass hypnosis, or fish not knowing they’re wet.

  31. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9185883/Four-girls-arrested-fatal-stabbing-15-year-old-girl-Walmart.html

    Did not matter to these black teens either:

    'We just stabbed that b***h in her heart. We don't give a f**k.'

    Can you imagine if it was four WHITE girls who did this to a black teen? They would be the most infamous criminals since Hitler. But since it is just blacks killing other blacks, ho hum. It will be on the local news and in the Daily Mail. Stories like this NEVER make the NY Times.

    The local sheriff is an idiot:


    We had a homicide last night that involved some children from 12 to 15 years of age," Mancuso said. "This the third homicide in six months that involved juveniles that ranged from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. I feel like we have a problem in our community that we're going to have to face and address."

    Mancuso said the problem was "kids having access to weapons."
     
    The stabbing took place inside a Wal-Mart. The stabbers took the knife from the kitchen section of said Wal-Mart. I guess it's time to move knives behind the counter - you'll have to apply for a permit to buy a paring knife and if you pass the background check they'll get it from a locked storeroom and sell it to you.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Alden, @Bill, @Sick 'n Tired

    I guess I’ll pass on shopping there for a chainsaw

  32. That pretty much exhausts the Met’s repertoire of African-American themed operas, so for the rest of the month they’ll show productions in which blacks starred, of which they have many in their archives.

    Couldn’t they put on a production of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha? It may not be great opera (I don’t particularly care for opera, so I’m no judge), and it’s not even Joplin’s best music, but it is something.

  33. ” the killing of George Floyd in 2020. ”

    Well this is technically true. He killed himself.

    “abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.”

    Was he abusing it at that particular time? Or did he swallow his entire inventory in order to hide it from the police that were walking up on him?

    “By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?”

    Epstein told him how to capitalize on his last name: Black.

  34. BTW, I notice Leon Black in his non apology apology promised to donate $200 million of family money to fund ‘women’s issues’. This was a page ripped right out of the Harvey Weinstein playbook when he was cornered. Weinstein was going to donate to women’s rights organizations and take on the NRA but he didn’t have Leon Black’s financial firepower. I just bet some of Black’s money makes its way into the pockets of Gloria Allred and other attorneys representing Epstein’s underage girls.

  35. @syonredux
    @Reg Cæsar

    Burns was stale, pale, and cis-het male:


    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2016/07/burns-2-2.jpg


    Jackie Kay is the new face of Scotland:


    Scottish national poet Jackie Kay talks about racism she endured as a child
    Scotland’s makar recalls being taunted and beaten up by older boys as an eight-year-old and reflects on a much-changed country

     


    One of Scotland’s most garlanded poets, Jackie Kay, has spoken out about the racist bullying she experienced as a child in the 1970s.

     

    Kay, who is Scotland’s makar, or national poet, said that while growing up in Scotland, she “got beaten up quite a lot”. As an eight-year-old, she said, older boys would wait for her after school, “fill bubblegum wrappers with mud and get me down and shove them into my mouth and say, ‘That’s what you should eat, because you’re from a mud hut,’ and then I’d get beaten up.”

     

    She did not blame the children who bullied her for their racism, she said, telling Ponsonby that “children are not really racist; it’s their households, and it’s the teachers … The teachers at my school often came out with out-and-out racist things. They’d talk about ‘darkies’ or say to me, ‘Oh you should be good at this one, because your people have it in their blood,’ if we were doing a dance,” she said. “It’s endemic racism, something that is in the very structures and fabric of our society. I remember the Enoch Powell Rivers of Blood speeches in the 70s and friends of mine saying, ‘Yeah they should all be sent back – oh, not you Jackie – but they should be sent back,’ so adults are saying things like that, too.”
     

    “Even just the other day, this taxi driver said, ‘Where are you from?’ and I said Glasgow and he went, ‘Oh, how do you explain that tan?’ … The image of a Scottish person isn’t me, and I think that we need to try and change what we think of when we think of a Scottish person.”

     

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/22/scottish-national-poet-jackie-kay-talks-about-racism-she-endured-as-a-child


    http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/640/cpsprodpb/142D1/production/_88814628_jackie_kay.jpg

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    She actually looks like she could be the child of Rosario Dawson and Tom Arnold.

  36. Mr. Black believed that Mr. Epstein had “served his time” for that case and deserved a second chance

    After 18 months of thinking, this is the best excuse they could find? I guess it doesn’t matter what excuse they use, because the media will never, ever, ever, connect the government of Israel with Epstein, even if it would instantly explain the otherwise baffling actions of more than one Jewish-American billionaire.

    • Replies: @Redman
    @dvorak

    IIRC Wexner (Epstein's other big benefactor) turned on him just a day or two before Epstein’s “suicide.” That story went down the memory hole in a New York minute.

    The MSM had buried the Epstein story long before Covid or St. Fentanyl.

  37. There was a viral meme campaign that claim that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. That isn’t quality evidence to form a judgement on. The official story that Epstein died by suicide is quite reasonable and plausible and is the Occam’s Razor explanation. It’s sure possible that something else happened, but I want better evidence than a viral social media campaign.

    George Floyd: ok the medical examiner ruled the cause of death was heart failure and not a homicide and the lawyers had to shop for a second opinion to give them a homicide ruling. Sure, the NYT chooses the version of events more favorable to their narrative.

    • Replies: @Herzog
    @Massimo Heitor

    You're gifted with an exquisite serenity of mind. Keep enjoying.

    , @Art Deco
    @Massimo Heitor

    The official story that Epstein died by suicide is quite reasonable and plausible and is the Occam’s Razor explanation.

    His hyoid bone was broken. That's an indicator of strangulation.

    Then add the other elements: the cell mate transferred, the malfunctioning security cameras, and the jail staff asleep on shift - your architecture of the plausible begins to collapse of its own weight. Thanks to Wm. Barr Magoo, we'll never have an definitive answer.

    Replies: @David In TN

  38. @Achmed E. Newman

    By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?
     
    Perhaps Mr. Epstein, who smoozed with the politicians, gave Mr. Black some information on who might be ready to sign such-and-such a tax bill, something that might have behooved Mr. Black to make some smart financial transactions ahead of time.

    "What makes you so sure he's going to sign it, though?"

    "Here... I've got the negatives in my safe, no, you've got it upside down."

    "But, that's ... he's supposedly happily married ...."

    "Yes, he's married, and he seems happy in this 2nd one ..."

    Oh, and who hasn't been stiffed out a few bucks when lending some money to a friend? You guys are too cynical.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?

    Mr. Epstein’s advice was worth perhaps $2 billion in tax savings to Mr. Black, according to the report.

    Seems fair to pay a consultant $168 million to save the company perhaps $2 billion.
    That’s just the cost of doing business.

    Maybe Mr. Epstein was really good at what he did.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @black sea
    @Adam Smith

    Devil with a Blue Dress On

  39. The correct term for what happened to Floyd is “knee-lynched”.

  40. In reality, it’s more honest to say that Mr. Floyd died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.

    If this is the conclusion of the trial of the arresting officers, what will the impact on the ongoing Racial Reckoning be?

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @Stolen Valor Detective

    It's going to get really tricky when the defense reveals that Chauvin was using dept. approved restraint tactics. That combined with the lethal levels of dope in his system. I still think he'll probably get some sort of negligent homicide charge or something similar, but that won't be enough for the hungry mob.

    Replies: @anon

  41. Your lord and savior St. Fauci today proclaimed the double diaper, just as I recommended April 2020:

    If masks work, you don’t care if I’m wearing one.

    If you insist I diaper up, you can wear two masks: one for me and one for you.

    Double diaper up! And don’t forget your goggles that St. Fauci ordered in May 2020. Yes, by dressing like an imbecile, you CAN defeat the CoronaHoax!

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

    , @Alden
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    He’s getting kickbacks from the face mask companies. What about the poor oppressed illegal immigrants minorities and lbgtwus ? Shouldn’t they get EBT cards to buy the masks?

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    St. Fauci is also the highest paid federal employee at $417K. The president makes just $400k.

    https://notthebee.com/article/would-it-surprise-you-to-find-out-dr-anthony-fauci-is-the-highest-paid-employee-in-the-entire-federal-government

    , @Jiminy
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Really, if masks actually work then nobody would be getting sick. Or am I missing the point of it all?

  42. e.g., in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, the young Celtic beauty Isolde might be sung by a 50 year old 250 pounder of any ancestry

    Why, sir, Birgit Nilsson wasn’t a pound over 175!

  43. At first it seemed counterintuitive to me that the Met should only now, in the year of our George Floyd 2021, be hiring its first diversity officer. I would have thought such a position would have existed for years at such an institution, but then I considered who actually attends the performances and it be became very clear. It’s all well and good to shoehorn unqualified members of the global south into some Hollywood swill meant for the unwashed masses, but for those productions meant for the rulers and their priestly caste adjuncts, well, lets hold on a minute, we don’t need any of that here, we are the anointed ones! Now the vampires can get a taste of their own medicine as John Boyega serenades them as Madame Butterfly.

  44. @Stolen Valor Detective

    In reality, it’s more honest to say that Mr. Floyd died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.
     
    If this is the conclusion of the trial of the arresting officers, what will the impact on the ongoing Racial Reckoning be?

    Replies: @Frank McGar

    It’s going to get really tricky when the defense reveals that Chauvin was using dept. approved restraint tactics. That combined with the lethal levels of dope in his system. I still think he’ll probably get some sort of negligent homicide charge or something similar, but that won’t be enough for the hungry mob.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Frank McGar

    Question for Persons of Legality: Does an organization expose itself to liability for defamtion when an official speaks of Saint George's "killing" or "murder", given that's a matter the courts have not decided yet? (And where courts have decided on BLMish cases in the past, most have ended in acquittal or dropping of charges)

  45. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Your lord and savior St. Fauci today proclaimed the double diaper, just as I recommended April 2020:

    If masks work, you don't care if I'm wearing one.

    If you insist I diaper up, you can wear two masks: one for me and one for you.

    Double diaper up! And don't forget your goggles that St. Fauci ordered in May 2020. Yes, by dressing like an imbecile, you CAN defeat the CoronaHoax!

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob, @Jiminy

  46. @Frank McGar
    In another year or two the Met will be hosting rap battles.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG

    In another year or two the Met will be hosting rap battles.

    They are 400 years behind the Globe!


    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @Reg Cæsar

    Touché indeed.

  47. @Reg Cæsar
    @Frank McGar


    In another year or two the Met will be hosting rap battles.

     

    They are 400 years behind the Globe!

    https://www.folger.edu/sites/default/files/printed-texts-images/008043.jpg


    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_E6ksX4dNV7s/TNH5MKWr98I/AAAAAAAAAHY/MJWG5PinscE/s1600/Hamlit+Duel.jpg

    Replies: @Frank McGar

    Touché indeed.

  48. I wish Terence Blanchard had just stuck to being a fine jazz trumpeter.

  49. @Alexander Turok
    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Because it's brought home the question of what is really a problem to the average person who's smart enough to have an opinion on the internet. He's worried about unemployment, divorce, corona, 99.9999999% peaceful protests burning down his small business. He isn't worried about his teenage daughter joining the harem of Jeffery Epstein. There are certain things he's worried about happening to his teenage daughter relating to sexuality, but that is not one of them.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    One of the silver linings of this pandemic is not having to hear much about Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

    We clearly don’t shop at the same groceries:

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  50. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9185883/Four-girls-arrested-fatal-stabbing-15-year-old-girl-Walmart.html

    Did not matter to these black teens either:

    'We just stabbed that b***h in her heart. We don't give a f**k.'

    Can you imagine if it was four WHITE girls who did this to a black teen? They would be the most infamous criminals since Hitler. But since it is just blacks killing other blacks, ho hum. It will be on the local news and in the Daily Mail. Stories like this NEVER make the NY Times.

    The local sheriff is an idiot:


    We had a homicide last night that involved some children from 12 to 15 years of age," Mancuso said. "This the third homicide in six months that involved juveniles that ranged from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. I feel like we have a problem in our community that we're going to have to face and address."

    Mancuso said the problem was "kids having access to weapons."
     
    The stabbing took place inside a Wal-Mart. The stabbers took the knife from the kitchen section of said Wal-Mart. I guess it's time to move knives behind the counter - you'll have to apply for a permit to buy a paring knife and if you pass the background check they'll get it from a locked storeroom and sell it to you.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Alden, @Bill, @Sick 'n Tired

    Last time I was at target I saw the kitchen knives were all locked up. I thought it was shoplifting prevention as a knife would be easy to slip under a jacket.

  51. Jeffrey Epstein was always good at spotting Talent

    Which is why he showed interest in your Source who was…

    “A Complete Nobody…At the Time”

  52. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Your lord and savior St. Fauci today proclaimed the double diaper, just as I recommended April 2020:

    If masks work, you don't care if I'm wearing one.

    If you insist I diaper up, you can wear two masks: one for me and one for you.

    Double diaper up! And don't forget your goggles that St. Fauci ordered in May 2020. Yes, by dressing like an imbecile, you CAN defeat the CoronaHoax!

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob, @Jiminy

    He’s getting kickbacks from the face mask companies. What about the poor oppressed illegal immigrants minorities and lbgtwus ? Shouldn’t they get EBT cards to buy the masks?

  53. @Anon
    @Polistra

    I read a remark by a historian that most of the duels and killings he researched in the Old South were happening between family members fighting over things like wills, women, or power in a family. It was much rarer to find these events happening between strangers. Modern people have a completely wrong-headed notion about this.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    I read a remark by a historian that most of the duels and killings he researched in the Old South were happening between family members fighting over things like wills, women, or power in a family.

    Maybe killings, but not anything that could properly be termed a duel. I would be very interested to hear this self-styled historian provide a few examples of such. I have extensively researched dueling in the ante-bellum South and have never come across this.

  54. @JimDandy
    Killed? Or died? I guess we'll find out when The NYT does a huge story on this.

    https://nationalfile.com/revealed-anti-white-pro-blm-social-media-posts-of-black-woman-charged-in-white-childs-death-after-jan-6-capitol-protest/

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Holy cow. Why in hades would an agency place a white child with black parents. Just to be assholes?

    Healthy white children have little problem being adopted by white families. While there’s a surfeit of black children up for adoption.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @AnotherDad

    I found myself wondering--and thinking--the exact same thing. She must have really wanted a white baby, specifically.

    And the way she was forcing cultural appropriation on the white baby with that hair. Totally insane.

  55. The Metropolitan Opera Hires Its First Chief Diversity Officer

    Marcia Sells has been brought on to rethink equity and inclusion at the largest performing arts institution in the United States.

    Separate nations.

    Eventually there will be some white gentiles somewhere who have the fortitude to get up off their knees, ditch minoritarianism and have basic self-respect.

    Let that be us.

  56. @syonredux
    The national poet of Scotland ("The Scots Makar") is a Lesbian Mulatta. That's pretty Woke:

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL (born 9 November 1961), is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011).[1][2] Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.[3][4]

    Since 2016, she has been Scots Makar, the national poet laureate of Scotland.[5] She was appointed as chancellor of the University of Salford in 2015.[6]

     


    Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1961, to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby by a white Scottish couple, Helen and John Kay, and grew up in Bishopbriggs, a suburb of Glasgow.[7] They adopted Jackie in 1961, having already adopted her brother, Maxwell, about two years earlier. Jackie and Maxwell also have siblings who were brought up by their biological parents.[8]
     

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.[9] John Kay died in 2019 at the age of 94.[10]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay


    https://s31242.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jackie-KAy-1024x683.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Redneck farmer, @Ganderson, @Almost Missouri, @black sea

    Looks exactly like Shakespeare describes Lady Macbeth.

  57. Mr. Epstein’s advice was worth perhaps $2 billion in tax savings to Mr. Black, according to the report

    If Mr. Epstein had say a new battery technology, that might legitimately be worth $2 billion to someone.

    But say Mr. Epstein’s tax advice to anyone was worth $2 billion–which seems extremely unlikely–would simply mean that we have a ridiculous and corrupt tax code design to generate scams for slimy fixers and rent-seekers.

    We need to get–at least a fragment of–this nation back from the slimy middle men. Republican government of productive men. Let the rent-seekers, crooks, fixers and assorted coin-clippers have their own nation and loot themselves.

  58. @Reg Cæsar
    @syonredux


    The national poet of Scotland (“The Scots Makar”) is a Lesbian Mulatta.
     
    You had to post this on Burns Night? Hae ye nae a scooby?


    Bolt, ya rocket! Awa' an bile yer heid!

    Dafty Sassenach...

    Replies: @syonredux, @Rob McX

    Burns will have to be bowdlerised for the age of wokeness:

    A tran’s a tran for a’ that…

  59. They had a Why Doesn’t Classical Music Get More Diverse stories on The Takeaway. They managed to find, as an example of a black classical music fan, one of the gayest sounding black guys I’ve ever heard in real life. I think that might be the problem.

  60. @AnotherDad
    @JimDandy

    Holy cow. Why in hades would an agency place a white child with black parents. Just to be assholes?

    Healthy white children have little problem being adopted by white families. While there's a surfeit of black children up for adoption.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    I found myself wondering–and thinking–the exact same thing. She must have really wanted a white baby, specifically.

    And the way she was forcing cultural appropriation on the white baby with that hair. Totally insane.

  61. @Massimo Heitor
    There was a viral meme campaign that claim that Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself. That isn't quality evidence to form a judgement on. The official story that Epstein died by suicide is quite reasonable and plausible and is the Occam's Razor explanation. It's sure possible that something else happened, but I want better evidence than a viral social media campaign.

    George Floyd: ok the medical examiner ruled the cause of death was heart failure and not a homicide and the lawyers had to shop for a second opinion to give them a homicide ruling. Sure, the NYT chooses the version of events more favorable to their narrative.

    Replies: @Herzog, @Art Deco

    You’re gifted with an exquisite serenity of mind. Keep enjoying.

  62. @Anon
    Like Revilo Oliver, I think seeing how obvious untruths make their way into the historiography makes one wonder just all what is accepted as true actually happened in the past. Probably 10% of history as taught is inaccurate.

    Replies: @JimmyMcBee, @Not Only Wrathful

    ‘Probably 10% of history as taught is inaccurate.’ I’d say more like 90% … but maybe that’s what you meant?

  63. As I see, there are basically two approaches to the Epstein affair:

    a) he was a high-society super-pimp, plus some eccentricities

    b) he was a front for Mossad (CIA & other spooks, ..), his pimping & everything else just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail

    I am inclined towards a); also, there may be c), d), … but I am not aware of them.

    What is, I think, certain- he was not a financial genius, even lesser talent.

    • Replies: @restless94110
    @Bardon Kaldian


    b) he was a front for Mossad (CIA & other spooks, ..), his pimping & everything else just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail
     
    It was more likely:

    b Modified) he was a front for Mossad, his blackmailing just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail. And he didn't commit suicide or get murdered. He was swapped out in the early morning hours and is most likely somewhere in Israel or Patagonia enjoying life.
     
    , @Bill
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The eccentricities including Zionist billionaires raining staggering amounts of money down on his head?

  64. @Anon
    Like Revilo Oliver, I think seeing how obvious untruths make their way into the historiography makes one wonder just all what is accepted as true actually happened in the past. Probably 10% of history as taught is inaccurate.

    Replies: @JimmyMcBee, @Not Only Wrathful

    Your observation is what inspired the contemporary left. They are quite sincere in their belief that history, as it was written, was whitewashed and mansplained (or whatever adolescent language they would use.) They truly believe that they are fixing historical injustice.

    Of course their obsessions were not the past’s obsessions, nor are they the opposite of those from the past, not even related. But nor are your thoughts.

    Attempts to reinterpret the past in accordance with contemporary ideology or, more commonly, mere projections of our contemporary shadow, only lead to ridiculous fantasies, like Beethoven being black.

    You’ll understand more about what the individual cannot see in themselves and is scared of by their reinterpretations of history than you ever will of history.

  65. @Buffalo Joe
    So, when the Met gets up and running again and opens their doors to the public I expect to see lots of blacks queueing up to buy tickets to enjoy Wagner. When will these woke Whites learn that blacks don't care for European culture, or hiking in the parks or skiing or whatever else we are told that we are denying blacks. A few years ago black students at Oberlin College music department presented a set of demands (always demands, never requests) that the conservatory stop teaching European music, including such racist thing as musical notes and scales. Was "Hamilton" well received by blacks, what percentage of the audience was black?

    Replies: @Old Prude

    Crapping-up culture with diversity is not for the blacks. It for the good-whites to feel virtuous. Who else but a flaggelant would voluntarily pay to watch someone deliberately pissing on the accomplishments of your kin?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Old Prude

    Can confirm. Black friends and acquaintances have zero interest in this stuff. Meanwhile, my extended family members who are walking cliches of AWFL wokism can be relied upon to bring up whatever we are currently ridiculing the iSteve comment section—except that they regard it with a quasi-holy reverence.

    Wokism is indeed by goodwhites for goodwhites. If the odd mulatta gets on board for a bit of a grift, that's just validation of divine favor, but is not necessary for the enterprise itself.

  66. @Massimo Heitor
    There was a viral meme campaign that claim that Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself. That isn't quality evidence to form a judgement on. The official story that Epstein died by suicide is quite reasonable and plausible and is the Occam's Razor explanation. It's sure possible that something else happened, but I want better evidence than a viral social media campaign.

    George Floyd: ok the medical examiner ruled the cause of death was heart failure and not a homicide and the lawyers had to shop for a second opinion to give them a homicide ruling. Sure, the NYT chooses the version of events more favorable to their narrative.

    Replies: @Herzog, @Art Deco

    The official story that Epstein died by suicide is quite reasonable and plausible and is the Occam’s Razor explanation.

    His hyoid bone was broken. That’s an indicator of strangulation.

    Then add the other elements: the cell mate transferred, the malfunctioning security cameras, and the jail staff asleep on shift – your architecture of the plausible begins to collapse of its own weight. Thanks to Wm. Barr Magoo, we’ll never have an definitive answer.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Art Deco

    The terminally stupid Attorney General Barr was advised to place Epstein in a Super Max Federal facility, but being Wm. Barr, he didn't.

    Epstein was in danger from the other prisoners. They were extorting him for "protection." At some point, a fellow prisoner might well have killed him for the notoriety if nothing else.

    The jail staff was surfing the internet when awake. They probably do this every night, not just the night Jeffrey Epstein left the world.

    The day before, Epstein had talked the staff into letting him be alone in a cell. This would be part of a plan to kill himself.

    The Expert for Hire, Michael Baden, predictably declared Epstein was "murdered," just like he did for George Floyd.

    At the late Phil Spector's murder trial, Baden said the victim, Lana Clarkson, was a "suicide." It was just a coincidence that one of Spector's attorneys was Michael Baden's wife.

    See the pattern? Lana Clarkson committed suicide while Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. BTW Baden was hired to pronounce Jeffrey Epstein a murder victim by Epstein's brother.

  67. Bold mine. In reality, it’s more honest to say that Mr. Floyd died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.

    It is no less honest to mention he was a regular use of Fentanyl, and you would have got very long odds on him dying while he happened to be sitting cuffed in police custody that day even if he had to be restrained. Did he bring it on himself to a certain extent by resisting arrest? Yes.

    But while that 18 year old violinist killed by DEA agents in the mall parking lot where you met his mother brought it on himself too, there was failure to properly identify themselves as police and other malfeasance by the agents before and after the one who killed him opened fire. It is true that as you have brought up a few times, few ever heard of it despite the civil case, because the kid who got shot dead was white. However, please don’t allow yourself to seem callous about other types of individuals’ deaths.

  68. @Harry Baldwin
    Sometimes horrible events like the killing of George Floyd catalyze people

    At this point, isn't it a given that Officer Derek Chauvin cannot possibly receive a fair trial?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Sullymonster34

    Passive voice hasn’t traditionally been very successful in securing fairness.

  69. @dvorak

    Mr. Black believed that Mr. Epstein had “served his time” for that case and deserved a second chance
     
    After 18 months of thinking, this is the best excuse they could find? I guess it doesn't matter what excuse they use, because the media will never, ever, ever, connect the government of Israel with Epstein, even if it would instantly explain the otherwise baffling actions of more than one Jewish-American billionaire.

    Replies: @Redman

    IIRC Wexner (Epstein’s other big benefactor) turned on him just a day or two before Epstein’s “suicide.” That story went down the memory hole in a New York minute.

    The MSM had buried the Epstein story long before Covid or St. Fentanyl.

  70. Epstein is alive and well in Israel or Saudi Arabia and his clients like Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz, and others still walk around free as a bird. Ghislane has all but been forgotten with the Scamdemic, the stolen election with Creepy Joe & Scamala Harris, the Leftist Coup that took place on 1-6-21, etc. IF you think Epstein is dead than you more than likely believe the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus exist and that America was the good guys in WWII.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Trinity


    that America was the good guys in WWII
     
    Does that mean that the Nazis were the good guys?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  71. Is Epstein’s work for Apollo the only example of actual work he’s done for anyone? Most articles, like Steve’s source, wonder what he actually did to support his lifestyle. The Wall Street journal article stated that both Mr. Black and witnesses agreed Epstein saved them north of a billion in taxes. I think it’s safe to assume this was cover for actual blackmail. But it is hilarious that more than a year after his death, we found evidence he may have done some work!

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/apollo-ceo-leon-black-to-step-down-following-review-of-jeffrey-epstein-ties-11611609757?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/8Z6Udr4jYn

  72. I went to the Met probably 25 – 30 times in the DJT era. It was not uncommon to hear fellow patrons discussing the Mueller investigation during intermissions. NYC is full of liberals, and none of them would dare challenge this even if they thought it unnecessary of wrong. This is just “maybe the BLM crocodile will eat me last” strategy.

    That said, the Met has been doing everything it can to include blacks, but, for $200+ a ticket, their audience demands excellence. The chorus is about 10% black and the orchestra (suprise) has more asians than blacks. Very few black patrons.

    They started their 2019-2020 season with Porgy and Bess, and it sold out. Fortunately there are a number of black singers, such as Pretty Yende, who are good enough. This is just window dressing.

  73. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Your lord and savior St. Fauci today proclaimed the double diaper, just as I recommended April 2020:

    If masks work, you don't care if I'm wearing one.

    If you insist I diaper up, you can wear two masks: one for me and one for you.

    Double diaper up! And don't forget your goggles that St. Fauci ordered in May 2020. Yes, by dressing like an imbecile, you CAN defeat the CoronaHoax!

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob, @Jiminy

    St. Fauci is also the highest paid federal employee at $417K. The president makes just $400k.

    https://notthebee.com/article/would-it-surprise-you-to-find-out-dr-anthony-fauci-is-the-highest-paid-employee-in-the-entire-federal-government

  74. @syonredux
    The national poet of Scotland ("The Scots Makar") is a Lesbian Mulatta. That's pretty Woke:

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL (born 9 November 1961), is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011).[1][2] Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.[3][4]

    Since 2016, she has been Scots Makar, the national poet laureate of Scotland.[5] She was appointed as chancellor of the University of Salford in 2015.[6]

     


    Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1961, to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby by a white Scottish couple, Helen and John Kay, and grew up in Bishopbriggs, a suburb of Glasgow.[7] They adopted Jackie in 1961, having already adopted her brother, Maxwell, about two years earlier. Jackie and Maxwell also have siblings who were brought up by their biological parents.[8]
     

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.[9] John Kay died in 2019 at the age of 94.[10]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay


    https://s31242.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jackie-KAy-1024x683.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Redneck farmer, @Ganderson, @Almost Missouri, @black sea

    I prefer Cale Makar:

  75. @Daniel Williams
    Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour. That doesn’t sound like somebody whose tax advice was worth $158 million

    It sounds like something the protagonist of Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There would do.

    Replies: @Hannah Katz, @Almost Missouri

    Former first lady: “Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. And you will to if you don’t shut up!”

  76. @Reg Cæsar

    Wagner, in particular, wrote such demanding roles for his leading ladies that only really robust sopranos can deliver the performance without their voices giving out.
     
    That, and emasculation for art's sake is prohibited almost everywhere.


    Only Known Recording of a Castrato – Italy’s Last Castrated Singing Boy

    Replies: @Red Pill Angel

    The question for me has always been, why would an overweight, middle-aged woman have more of the strength required to do a rigorous Wagnerian role? Precisely what sort of “strength” is required? Critics said, for instance, that Maria Callas ruined her voice in some way by losing too much weight, giving it a ragged quality (which some believed, however, gave it a tragic quality). There are YouTube videos of a very fat lady opera singer named Montserrat Caballe, and her voice was amazingly sweet, intense, and pure. Is it possible the body fat is resonating in some way? Don’t laugh.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  77. > Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour.

    Is it weird that this anecdote makes me like him more? I mean, sure he was a pedophile rapist white slaver but at least he wasn’t an elitist!

  78. Curiously enough, the NYT never published an obituary for Epstein (at least in its online edition), which would give credence to the “conspiracy theory” that he is not dead but is in hiding somewhere.

  79. @Frank McGar
    In another year or two the Met will be hosting rap battles.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JMcG

    I believe that College Debating teams have that market cornered.

  80. anon[343] • Disclaimer says:
    @Frank McGar
    @Stolen Valor Detective

    It's going to get really tricky when the defense reveals that Chauvin was using dept. approved restraint tactics. That combined with the lethal levels of dope in his system. I still think he'll probably get some sort of negligent homicide charge or something similar, but that won't be enough for the hungry mob.

    Replies: @anon

    Question for Persons of Legality: Does an organization expose itself to liability for defamtion when an official speaks of Saint George’s “killing” or “murder”, given that’s a matter the courts have not decided yet? (And where courts have decided on BLMish cases in the past, most have ended in acquittal or dropping of charges)

  81. @Bardon Kaldian
    As I see, there are basically two approaches to the Epstein affair:

    a) he was a high-society super-pimp, plus some eccentricities

    b) he was a front for Mossad (CIA & other spooks, ..), his pimping & everything else just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail

    I am inclined towards a); also, there may be c), d), ... but I am not aware of them.

    What is, I think, certain- he was not a financial genius, even lesser talent.

    Replies: @restless94110, @Bill

    b) he was a front for Mossad (CIA & other spooks, ..), his pimping & everything else just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail

    It was more likely:

    b Modified) he was a front for Mossad, his blackmailing just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail. And he didn’t commit suicide or get murdered. He was swapped out in the early morning hours and is most likely somewhere in Israel or Patagonia enjoying life.

  82. Yes, good question about the ‘2 billion saved’ in taxes and a mere few hundred million paid for such excellent advice.

    There have been many schemes to park profits/income in foreign jurisdictions but sometime in the early 2000s the IRS received a copied DC law firm memo on how that was done “legally” and totally went ballistic. A whole slew of new tax laws/rules/reporting requirements resulted. Also, the IRS discovered that – surprise – these schemes weren’t really legal. Jail and fines resulted.

    Depending on what the advice was, it might have been kinda/sorta legal but I doubt it. As some here note he wasn’t any kind of professional tax advisor.

    Another good question to ask (now moot, probably) is whether or not Epstein paid income taxes on that ‘fee’. Also, since the 90s, ‘debt forgiveness’ is now usually taxable income. Was that reported on a special 1099 as required? Did Epstein pay tax on that?

    Of course Epstein has now escaped the IRS ghoul, by the only certain method.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Muggles

    It is like Bernie Madoff (fond of hookers BTW) , it was known that many of the right people invested with him, so his reputation was solid. I doubt Epstein actual saved anyone very much money. Anyway those kind of people a looking for returns on their money, like 30% a year. I think he made them think he had because everyone though they knew he was good. Funnily enough Epstein donated several million to the institute of a Harvard mathematical biologist who published papers on this type of networking which is called indirect reciprocity. It is the power of reputation.


    Epstein's relationship with Wexner was well known, and as far back as him getting a job at an exclusive private school and them into Wall Street Epstein was good at winning the trust of older influential men and getting then to give him sought after positions that he did not deserve. I think he just duped people. It was easy once he was associated closely with Wexner: a genius, but only at dressing women as they want to be dressed, not business numbers. See https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/how-jeffrey-epstein-got-his-hooks-into-les-wexner


    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/business/jeffrey-epstein-wexner-victorias-secret.html

    Within years of meeting Mr. Epstein, Mr. Wexner handed him sweeping powers over his finances, philanthropy and private life, according to interviews with people who knew the men as well as court documents and financial records.

    Mr. Wexner authorized him to borrow money on his behalf, to sign his tax returns, to hire people and to make acquisitions. Over the years, Mr. Epstein obtained a New York mansion, a private plane and a luxury estate in Ohio — today valued at roughly $100 million all together — previously owned by Mr. Wexner or his companies. At the same time, he drove a wedge between Mr. Wexner and longtime associates and friends.
     

    You pay taxes on your money. To avoid taxes you can make you money not legally your money any more; this is called a discretionary trust, and explains the apparently wealthy people who supposedly die broke. But you have to really trust the person you in effect sign the money over to, because it's the trustees' to do with as they want in law. Epstein's scam was almost certainly some kind of variation on this, which is why he managed to get a power of attorney. Epstein is known to have paid back in just one installment scores of millions dollars he'd stole from Wexner, who is the real target of the numerous shakedowns ongoing according to Dershowitz.
  83. @Harry Baldwin
    Sometimes horrible events like the killing of George Floyd catalyze people

    At this point, isn't it a given that Officer Derek Chauvin cannot possibly receive a fair trial?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Sullymonster34

    I’m concerned with that as well, even though I’m a liberal (minus the identity politics mess). I think the commentator/professor John Mcwhorter answered that question in the best way possible in an interview with Bret Weinstein. He said in court it was possible but not ever in the court of public opinion. Much as many in the public never changed their opinion that the officer who shot Michael Brown had murdered a young black teen with his hands up, Derek Chauvin will remain a “murderer” whether he is or isn’t for at least half of the population.
    On the other hand if I was living in Minneapolis, really anywhere in America, I’d be terrified if I saw evidence that Mr. Floyd had died of an overdose, for example, that if I were to vote not guilty, that this would be Rodney King times goodness knows how much. Think of all of the businesses, possibly even homes that could be burned down and looted, people of all colors would certainly suffer. People would probably die. Would one police officer with an abusive history be worth a juror saying either “He isn’t guilty” or “We aren’t sure he’s guilty” and risking so much for their community? As good people we all want to believe we would do the ethical thing and say, this is a country of laws and if a man isn’t guilty or I don’t know I must vote that way. But it would take a hell of a lot of courage. Not to mention you personally could be targeted and threatened because your name as a juror would get out. I’m glad I won’t be asked to make that decision. Sorry for the log response, this is just something I’ve thought about a lot.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Sullymonster34

    "it would take a lot of courage" not to send a man to prison for life for a crime he did not commit?

    Yeah, you're definitely a liberal.

    And a good example of why liberals are not compatible with freedom and justice.

  84. @Trinity
    Epstein is alive and well in Israel or Saudi Arabia and his clients like Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz, and others still walk around free as a bird. Ghislane has all but been forgotten with the Scamdemic, the stolen election with Creepy Joe & Scamala Harris, the Leftist Coup that took place on 1-6-21, etc. IF you think Epstein is dead than you more than likely believe the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus exist and that America was the good guys in WWII.

    Replies: @Jack D

    that America was the good guys in WWII

    Does that mean that the Nazis were the good guys?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    You're not from around here, are you?

  85. @Alexander Turok

    I know a guy who knew Epstein and he says Epstein had more time on his hands than any rich guy he ever met. Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour. That doesn’t sound like somebody whose tax advice was worth $158 million.
     
    It's almost as if passive management beats active management. Whoever could have been aware of that? I see this as being intended to appeal to mean different things to different people, both as a reference to the efficient market hypothesis and an endorsement of the crockpot ideology of much of the comment section.

    Replies: @Bill

    ** whoosh **

  86. @Jack D
    @Trinity


    that America was the good guys in WWII
     
    Does that mean that the Nazis were the good guys?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    You’re not from around here, are you?

  87. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9185883/Four-girls-arrested-fatal-stabbing-15-year-old-girl-Walmart.html

    Did not matter to these black teens either:

    'We just stabbed that b***h in her heart. We don't give a f**k.'

    Can you imagine if it was four WHITE girls who did this to a black teen? They would be the most infamous criminals since Hitler. But since it is just blacks killing other blacks, ho hum. It will be on the local news and in the Daily Mail. Stories like this NEVER make the NY Times.

    The local sheriff is an idiot:


    We had a homicide last night that involved some children from 12 to 15 years of age," Mancuso said. "This the third homicide in six months that involved juveniles that ranged from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. I feel like we have a problem in our community that we're going to have to face and address."

    Mancuso said the problem was "kids having access to weapons."
     
    The stabbing took place inside a Wal-Mart. The stabbers took the knife from the kitchen section of said Wal-Mart. I guess it's time to move knives behind the counter - you'll have to apply for a permit to buy a paring knife and if you pass the background check they'll get it from a locked storeroom and sell it to you.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Alden, @Bill, @Sick 'n Tired

    You think you are writing satire. Here’s a quote from this uk government website describing their laws on knives:

    Basic laws on knives

    It’s illegal to:

    — sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Bill

    The Church of England wants to take away your pointy kitchen knives in order to reduce crime.

    Not from the Onion:


    At the conference “The Point”, a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, Katy Jackson, said that, until the invention of the fork in the 17th century, the pointed ended of a domestic knife was important for picking up and skewering food. Once the fork became more widely available, the pointed end became largely obsolete. She concluded that there was no reason, historically or socially, for using pointed knives on a daily basis today.
     
  88. In reality, it’s more honest to say that Mr. Floyd died in police custody while abusing the often deadly drug fentanyl.

    It’s even more honest to say George “I’m not that kind guy” Floyd ate drugs from his ass and died.

  89. @Bardon Kaldian
    As I see, there are basically two approaches to the Epstein affair:

    a) he was a high-society super-pimp, plus some eccentricities

    b) he was a front for Mossad (CIA & other spooks, ..), his pimping & everything else just serving the purpose of political/financial blackmail

    I am inclined towards a); also, there may be c), d), ... but I am not aware of them.

    What is, I think, certain- he was not a financial genius, even lesser talent.

    Replies: @restless94110, @Bill

    The eccentricities including Zionist billionaires raining staggering amounts of money down on his head?

  90. @Polistra
    BLACK LIVES MATTER....

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/indianapolis-teen-killed-family-after-getting-in-trouble-report/

    ....except to black ppl.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Anon, @Sick 'n Tired

    He showed them.

  91. @Jack D
    @Polistra

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9185883/Four-girls-arrested-fatal-stabbing-15-year-old-girl-Walmart.html

    Did not matter to these black teens either:

    'We just stabbed that b***h in her heart. We don't give a f**k.'

    Can you imagine if it was four WHITE girls who did this to a black teen? They would be the most infamous criminals since Hitler. But since it is just blacks killing other blacks, ho hum. It will be on the local news and in the Daily Mail. Stories like this NEVER make the NY Times.

    The local sheriff is an idiot:


    We had a homicide last night that involved some children from 12 to 15 years of age," Mancuso said. "This the third homicide in six months that involved juveniles that ranged from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. I feel like we have a problem in our community that we're going to have to face and address."

    Mancuso said the problem was "kids having access to weapons."
     
    The stabbing took place inside a Wal-Mart. The stabbers took the knife from the kitchen section of said Wal-Mart. I guess it's time to move knives behind the counter - you'll have to apply for a permit to buy a paring knife and if you pass the background check they'll get it from a locked storeroom and sell it to you.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Alden, @Bill, @Sick 'n Tired

    The take away from this article is 5 future breeders have been taken off the streets during peak breeding ages.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Aside from the dead one, chances are the others will be out by age 18.

  92. @Muggles
    Yes, good question about the '2 billion saved' in taxes and a mere few hundred million paid for such excellent advice.

    There have been many schemes to park profits/income in foreign jurisdictions but sometime in the early 2000s the IRS received a copied DC law firm memo on how that was done "legally" and totally went ballistic. A whole slew of new tax laws/rules/reporting requirements resulted. Also, the IRS discovered that - surprise - these schemes weren't really legal. Jail and fines resulted.

    Depending on what the advice was, it might have been kinda/sorta legal but I doubt it. As some here note he wasn't any kind of professional tax advisor.

    Another good question to ask (now moot, probably) is whether or not Epstein paid income taxes on that 'fee'. Also, since the 90s, 'debt forgiveness' is now usually taxable income. Was that reported on a special 1099 as required? Did Epstein pay tax on that?

    Of course Epstein has now escaped the IRS ghoul, by the only certain method.

    Replies: @Sean

    It is like Bernie Madoff (fond of hookers BTW) , it was known that many of the right people invested with him, so his reputation was solid. I doubt Epstein actual saved anyone very much money. Anyway those kind of people a looking for returns on their money, like 30% a year. I think he made them think he had because everyone though they knew he was good. Funnily enough Epstein donated several million to the institute of a Harvard mathematical biologist who published papers on this type of networking which is called indirect reciprocity. It is the power of reputation.

    Epstein’s relationship with Wexner was well known, and as far back as him getting a job at an exclusive private school and them into Wall Street Epstein was good at winning the trust of older influential men and getting then to give him sought after positions that he did not deserve. I think he just duped people. It was easy once he was associated closely with Wexner: a genius, but only at dressing women as they want to be dressed, not business numbers. See https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/how-jeffrey-epstein-got-his-hooks-into-les-wexner

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/business/jeffrey-epstein-wexner-victorias-secret.html

    Within years of meeting Mr. Epstein, Mr. Wexner handed him sweeping powers over his finances, philanthropy and private life, according to interviews with people who knew the men as well as court documents and financial records.

    Mr. Wexner authorized him to borrow money on his behalf, to sign his tax returns, to hire people and to make acquisitions. Over the years, Mr. Epstein obtained a New York mansion, a private plane and a luxury estate in Ohio — today valued at roughly $100 million all together — previously owned by Mr. Wexner or his companies. At the same time, he drove a wedge between Mr. Wexner and longtime associates and friends.

    You pay taxes on your money. To avoid taxes you can make you money not legally your money any more; this is called a discretionary trust, and explains the apparently wealthy people who supposedly die broke. But you have to really trust the person you in effect sign the money over to, because it’s the trustees’ to do with as they want in law. Epstein’s scam was almost certainly some kind of variation on this, which is why he managed to get a power of attorney. Epstein is known to have paid back in just one installment scores of millions dollars he’d stole from Wexner, who is the real target of the numerous shakedowns ongoing according to Dershowitz.

  93. ‘George Floyd Was “Killed” But Jeffrey Epstein “Died”‘

    And Ashli Babbitt didn’t exist at all.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  94. @syonredux
    The national poet of Scotland ("The Scots Makar") is a Lesbian Mulatta. That's pretty Woke:

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL (born 9 November 1961), is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011).[1][2] Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.[3][4]

    Since 2016, she has been Scots Makar, the national poet laureate of Scotland.[5] She was appointed as chancellor of the University of Salford in 2015.[6]

     


    Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1961, to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby by a white Scottish couple, Helen and John Kay, and grew up in Bishopbriggs, a suburb of Glasgow.[7] They adopted Jackie in 1961, having already adopted her brother, Maxwell, about two years earlier. Jackie and Maxwell also have siblings who were brought up by their biological parents.[8]
     

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.[9] John Kay died in 2019 at the age of 94.[10]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay


    https://s31242.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jackie-KAy-1024x683.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Redneck farmer, @Ganderson, @Almost Missouri, @black sea

    is a Lesbian Mulatta.
    Jackie-Kay.jpg

    What’s the word for Lesbian-because-there-is-no-other-alternative?

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament, and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.

    Well, that’s what running in those leftwing circles will get you.

    BTW, why is it that these mulatto children are always stuck in the horrible racist country of their selfish whites mothers? How come their bounding African fathers never raise them on the fertile African soil under the generous African sun where “it takes a village”? It’s almost like their fathers are complicit is some kind of racist conspiracy to traumatize their children.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Almost Missouri


    BTW, why is it that these mulatto children are always stuck in the horrible racist country of their selfish whites mothers? How come their bounding African fathers never raise them on the fertile African soil under the generous African sun where “it takes a village”?
     
    Because their talents are needed in white countries to explain how racist they are. They'd be wasted in Africa.
  95. @Sick 'n Tired
    @Jack D

    The take away from this article is 5 future breeders have been taken off the streets during peak breeding ages.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Aside from the dead one, chances are the others will be out by age 18.

  96. @Daniel Williams
    Epstein would pull up a chair and shoot the breeze with my source, who was a complete nobody at the time, for a half-hour. That doesn’t sound like somebody whose tax advice was worth $158 million

    It sounds like something the protagonist of Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There would do.

    Replies: @Hannah Katz, @Almost Missouri

    I was going to write that Leon Black, who is only barely in the Billionaires Club, probably doesn’t even have a $2 billion tax bill, never mind a savings of $2 billion on his tax bill, so his explanation is bollocks on its face.

    But then I found this article, which almost makes Black’s claim sound plausible:

    https://www.wealthmanagement.com/high-net-worth/what-leon-black-got-paying-jeffrey-epstein-158-million

    The article’s claim is not so much that Epstein’s advice was really that valuable (it wasn’t) as that he convinced Black that it was that valuable. I say this gives some plausibility in that it resembles some situations I’ve been in where an unwelcome outside “expert” turns up with some “valuable advice” but the expert’s only real asset is the unwarranted confidence of our mutual employer. The advice is never taken—or if taken, works badly—but the “expert” still walks away with a nice payday.

    I guess (((Black))) held outside “expert” (((Epstein’s))) assertions to a lower standard of veracity than he did for his own staff. So maybe ethnocentrism backfires sometimes. Or maybe Black was just paying Epstein for access to underage shiksas.

    Same article also mentions that Epstein got some payments “through emails that invoked his friendship with the billionaire and referenced personal matters shared in confidence”, which sounds much more like videotaped statutory rape than like tax advice.

  97. @Old Prude
    @Buffalo Joe

    Crapping-up culture with diversity is not for the blacks. It for the good-whites to feel virtuous. Who else but a flaggelant would voluntarily pay to watch someone deliberately pissing on the accomplishments of your kin?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Can confirm. Black friends and acquaintances have zero interest in this stuff. Meanwhile, my extended family members who are walking cliches of AWFL wokism can be relied upon to bring up whatever we are currently ridiculing the iSteve comment section—except that they regard it with a quasi-holy reverence.

    Wokism is indeed by goodwhites for goodwhites. If the odd mulatta gets on board for a bit of a grift, that’s just validation of divine favor, but is not necessary for the enterprise itself.

  98. @Sullymonster34
    @Harry Baldwin

    I'm concerned with that as well, even though I'm a liberal (minus the identity politics mess). I think the commentator/professor John Mcwhorter answered that question in the best way possible in an interview with Bret Weinstein. He said in court it was possible but not ever in the court of public opinion. Much as many in the public never changed their opinion that the officer who shot Michael Brown had murdered a young black teen with his hands up, Derek Chauvin will remain a "murderer" whether he is or isn't for at least half of the population.
    On the other hand if I was living in Minneapolis, really anywhere in America, I'd be terrified if I saw evidence that Mr. Floyd had died of an overdose, for example, that if I were to vote not guilty, that this would be Rodney King times goodness knows how much. Think of all of the businesses, possibly even homes that could be burned down and looted, people of all colors would certainly suffer. People would probably die. Would one police officer with an abusive history be worth a juror saying either "He isn't guilty" or "We aren't sure he's guilty" and risking so much for their community? As good people we all want to believe we would do the ethical thing and say, this is a country of laws and if a man isn't guilty or I don't know I must vote that way. But it would take a hell of a lot of courage. Not to mention you personally could be targeted and threatened because your name as a juror would get out. I'm glad I won't be asked to make that decision. Sorry for the log response, this is just something I've thought about a lot.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    “it would take a lot of courage” not to send a man to prison for life for a crime he did not commit?

    Yeah, you’re definitely a liberal.

    And a good example of why liberals are not compatible with freedom and justice.

  99. @syonredux
    The national poet of Scotland ("The Scots Makar") is a Lesbian Mulatta. That's pretty Woke:

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL (born 9 November 1961), is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011).[1][2] Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.[3][4]

    Since 2016, she has been Scots Makar, the national poet laureate of Scotland.[5] She was appointed as chancellor of the University of Salford in 2015.[6]

     


    Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1961, to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby by a white Scottish couple, Helen and John Kay, and grew up in Bishopbriggs, a suburb of Glasgow.[7] They adopted Jackie in 1961, having already adopted her brother, Maxwell, about two years earlier. Jackie and Maxwell also have siblings who were brought up by their biological parents.[8]
     

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.[9] John Kay died in 2019 at the age of 94.[10]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay


    https://s31242.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jackie-KAy-1024x683.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Redneck farmer, @Ganderson, @Almost Missouri, @black sea

    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament,[7] and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

    From Divorce:

    Mother, you never, ever said
    a kind word
    or a thank-you for all the tedious chores I have done;
    Father, your breath
    smells like a camel’s and gives me the hump;
    all you ever say is:
    ‘Are you off in the cream puff, Lady Muck?’
    In this day and age?
    I would be better off in an orphanage.

  100. @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman


    By the way, exactly what super-special tax advice did Epstein give Black that was worth $158 million?
     

    Mr. Epstein’s advice was worth perhaps $2 billion in tax savings to Mr. Black, according to the report.
     
    Seems fair to pay a consultant $168 million to save the company perhaps $2 billion.
    That's just the cost of doing business.

    Maybe Mr. Epstein was really good at what he did.

    https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2019/08/Petrina-Ryan-Kleid-Parsing-Bill.jpg

    Replies: @black sea

    Devil with a Blue Dress On

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  101. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Your lord and savior St. Fauci today proclaimed the double diaper, just as I recommended April 2020:

    If masks work, you don't care if I'm wearing one.

    If you insist I diaper up, you can wear two masks: one for me and one for you.

    Double diaper up! And don't forget your goggles that St. Fauci ordered in May 2020. Yes, by dressing like an imbecile, you CAN defeat the CoronaHoax!

    Replies: @Frank McGar, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob, @Jiminy

    Really, if masks actually work then nobody would be getting sick. Or am I missing the point of it all?

  102. @Bill
    @Jack D

    You think you are writing satire. Here's a quote from this uk government website describing their laws on knives:


    Basic laws on knives

    It’s illegal to:

    -- sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less
     

    Replies: @Rob McX

    The Church of England wants to take away your pointy kitchen knives in order to reduce crime.

    Not from the Onion:

    At the conference “The Point”, a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, Katy Jackson, said that, until the invention of the fork in the 17th century, the pointed ended of a domestic knife was important for picking up and skewering food. Once the fork became more widely available, the pointed end became largely obsolete. She concluded that there was no reason, historically or socially, for using pointed knives on a daily basis today.

  103. @Almost Missouri
    @syonredux


    is a Lesbian Mulatta.
    Jackie-Kay.jpg

     

    What's the word for Lesbian-because-there-is-no-other-alternative?


    Her adoptive father worked for the Communist Party full-time and stood for Member of Parliament, and her adoptive mother was the Scottish secretary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. As a child Kay suffered racism from children and teachers at school.
     

     
    Well, that's what running in those leftwing circles will get you.

    BTW, why is it that these mulatto children are always stuck in the horrible racist country of their selfish whites mothers? How come their bounding African fathers never raise them on the fertile African soil under the generous African sun where "it takes a village"? It's almost like their fathers are complicit is some kind of racist conspiracy to traumatize their children.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    BTW, why is it that these mulatto children are always stuck in the horrible racist country of their selfish whites mothers? How come their bounding African fathers never raise them on the fertile African soil under the generous African sun where “it takes a village”?

    Because their talents are needed in white countries to explain how racist they are. They’d be wasted in Africa.

  104. @Art Deco
    @Massimo Heitor

    The official story that Epstein died by suicide is quite reasonable and plausible and is the Occam’s Razor explanation.

    His hyoid bone was broken. That's an indicator of strangulation.

    Then add the other elements: the cell mate transferred, the malfunctioning security cameras, and the jail staff asleep on shift - your architecture of the plausible begins to collapse of its own weight. Thanks to Wm. Barr Magoo, we'll never have an definitive answer.

    Replies: @David In TN

    The terminally stupid Attorney General Barr was advised to place Epstein in a Super Max Federal facility, but being Wm. Barr, he didn’t.

    Epstein was in danger from the other prisoners. They were extorting him for “protection.” At some point, a fellow prisoner might well have killed him for the notoriety if nothing else.

    The jail staff was surfing the internet when awake. They probably do this every night, not just the night Jeffrey Epstein left the world.

    The day before, Epstein had talked the staff into letting him be alone in a cell. This would be part of a plan to kill himself.

    The Expert for Hire, Michael Baden, predictably declared Epstein was “murdered,” just like he did for George Floyd.

    At the late Phil Spector’s murder trial, Baden said the victim, Lana Clarkson, was a “suicide.” It was just a coincidence that one of Spector’s attorneys was Michael Baden’s wife.

    See the pattern? Lana Clarkson committed suicide while Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. BTW Baden was hired to pronounce Jeffrey Epstein a murder victim by Epstein’s brother.

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