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Turner Classic Movies (U.S.) Schedule For The Month Of September, 2020 (All Airtimes E.S.T)

2020.08.17 23:02 tombstoneshadows28 Turner Classic Movies (U.S.) Schedule For The Month Of September, 2020 (All Airtimes E.S.T)

Tuesday, September 01, 2020
(1:15 AM) (drama) L'Eclisse (1962/126 m/Michelangelo Antonioni)
(3:30 AM) (western) Lost Command (1966/129 m/Mark Robson)
(6:00 AM) (suspense) The 39 Steps (1935/87 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(7:45 AM) (suspense) The Lady Vanishes (1938/96 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(9:30 AM) (suspense) Foreign Correspondent (1940/121 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(11:45 AM) (suspence) Suspicion (1941/99 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(1:27 PM) (short) Men In Fright (1938/11 m/George Sidney)
(1:45 PM) (suspense) Stage Fright (1950/110 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(3:45 PM) (suspense) Dial ‘M’ For Murder (1954/105 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(5:32 PM) (short) Third Dimensional Murder (1941/7 m/George Sidney)
(5:45 PM) (suspense) The Wrong Man (1956/105 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(7:34 PM) (short) Wrong Way Butch (1950/10 m/David Barclay)
(8:00 PM) (premiere) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 1) (2019/60 m/Mark Cousins)
(10:45 PM) (documentary) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 1) (2019/60 m/Mark Cousins)
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
(12:00 AM) (premiere) Olivia (1951/96 m/
(1:45 AM) (premiere) Sleepwalking Land (2008/96 m/Teresa Prata)
(3:30 AM) (premiere) Seven Beauties (1975/117 m/Lina Wertmuller)
(5:30 AM) (premiere) Je tu il Elle (1975/86 m/Chantal Akerman)
(6:57 AM) (short) Over The Counter (1932/18 m/Jack Cummings)
(7:15 AM) (premiere) Madchen In Uniform (1931/89 m/Leontine Sagan)
(9:00 AM) (comedy) La Cienaga (2001/101 m/Lucrecia Martel)
(11:00 AM) (musical) Yolanda and the Thief (1945/108 m/Vincente Minnelli)
(1:00 PM) (musical) Call of the Flesh (1930/100 m/Charles Brabin)
(2:45 PM) (musical) Fiesta (1947/102 m/Richard Thorpe)
(4:30 PM) (musical) Pan-Americana (1945/84 m/John H. Auer)
(6:00 PM) (romance) Latin Lovers (1953/104 m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(8:00 PM) (musical) Sweet Charity (1969/148 m/Bob Fosse)
(10:45) (drama) All That Jazz (1979)
Thursday, September 03, 2020
(1:00 AM) (musical) Cabaret (1972/124 m/Bob Fosse)
(3:15 AM) (premiere) Star ‘80 (1983/103 m/Bob Fosse)
(5:15 AM) (documentary) A Well Spent Life (1971/44 m/Les Blank)
(6:00 AM) (suspense) The Window (1949/73 m/Ted Tetzlaff)
(7:15 AM) (comedy) Having Wonderful Time (1938/70 m/Alfred Santell)
(9:30 AM) (drama) Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975/107 m/Peter Weir)
(10:30 AM) (adventure) Corvette Summer (1978/105 m/Matthew Robbins)
(12:15 PM) (romance) A Stolen Life (1946/107 m/Curtis Bernhardt)
(2:15 PM) (drama) The Southerner (1945/93 m/Jean Renoir)
(4:00 PM) (comedy) The Seven Year Itch (1955/104 m/Billy Wilder)
(5:49 PM) (short) Mackinac Island (1944/9 m/James A. FitzPatrick)
(6:00 PM) (romance) Summer of ‘42 (1971/104 m/Robert Mulligan)
(9:00 PM) (drama) The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936/86 m/William Dieterle)
(9:45 PM) (drama) The Story of Dr. Jenner (1939/10 m/Henry K. Dunn)
(10:00 PM) (drama) Sister Kenny (1946/116 m/Dudley Nichols)
Friday, September 04, 2020
(12:01 AM) (short) See Your Doctor (1939/8 m/Basil Wrangell)
(12:15 AM) (drama) Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940/103 m/William Dieterle)
(2:15 AM) (drama) Arrowsmith (1931/99 m/John Ford)
(4:15 AM) (adventure) Yellow Jack (1938/83 m/George B. Seitz)
(5:47 AM) (short) Her Honor, The Nurse (1956/8 m/Harry W. Smith)
(6:00 AM) (drama) Madame Curie (1943/124 m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(9:15 AM) (documentary) Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972/51 m/Mark Woods)
(9:30 AM) (comedy) Some Like It Hot (1959/122 m/Billy Wilder)
(11:45 AM) (comedy) The Apartment (1960/125 m/Billy Wilder)
(2:00 PM) (comedy) The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974/98 m/Melvin Frank)
(4:00 PM) (comedy) The Sunshine Boys (1975/111 m/Herbert Ross)
(6:00 PM) (comedy) The Goodbye Girl (1977/111 m/Herbert Ross)
(8:00 PM) (premiere) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964/113 m/Steve Binder)
(10:15 PM) (documentary) Let The Good Times Roll (1973/99 m/Sidney Levin)
Saturday, September 05, 2020
(12:00 AM) (documentary) Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970/95 m/Denis Sanders)
(1:45 AM) (documentary) Divine Madness (1980/94 m/Michael Ritchie)
(3:30 AM) (documentary) ABBA: The Movie (1977/97 m/Lasse Hallstrom)
(5:30 AM) (documentary) MGM Parade Show #4 (1955/26 m/?)
(6:00 AM) (crime) The Biggest Bundle Of Them All (1968/108 m/Ken Annakin)
(9:00 AM) (premiere) MGM CARTOONS: The Chump Champ (1950/7 m/Fred [Tex] Avery)
(9:09 AM) (documentary) Game Warden (1955/8 m/Harry W. Smith)
(9:18 AM) (short) Seattle: Gateway To The Northwest (1940/9 m/?)
(9:28 AM) (drama) Isle Of Fury (1936/60 m/Frank McDonald)
(9:30 AM) (serial) TERRY AND THE PIRATES: The Fatal Mistake (1940/17 m/?)
(10:00 AM) (premiere) POPEYE: Fleets of Stren'th (1942/7 m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) (adventure) Elephant Stampede (1951/71 m/Ford Beebe)
(11:30 AM) (short) Frontier Days (1945/17 m/Jack Scholl)
(12:00 PM) (suspense) The Prize (1963/135 m/Mark Robson)
(2:30 PM) (western) Stagecoach (1939/96 m/John Ford)
(4:15 PM) (drama) East Of Eden (1955/118 m/Elia Kazan)
(6:30 PM) (comedy) Bananas (1971/82 m/Woody Allen)
(8:00 PM) (documentary) The Kids Are Alright (1979/109 m/Jeff Stein)
(10:00 PM) (premiere) Shine A Light (2008/122 m/Martin Scorsese)
Sunday, September 06, 2020
(12:15 AM) (documentary) The Decline of Western Civilization (1981/100 m/Penelope Spheeris)
(2:15 AM) (documentary) The Decline of Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years (1988/93 m/Penelope Spheeris)
(4:00 AM) (documentary) This Is Elvis (1981/102 m/Malcolm Leo)
(6:00 AM) (musical) On An Island With You (1948/108 m/Richard Thorpe)
(9:00 AM) (musical) Easy To Love (1953/96 m/Charles Walters)
(10:00 AM) (crime) Night Editor (1946/67 m/Henry Levin)
(12:00 PM) (romance) The Enchanted Cottage (1945/92 m/John Cromwell)
(1:45 PM) (drama) The V.I.P.s (1963/119 m/Anthony Asquith)
(4:00 PM) (romance) Crossing Delancey (1988/97 m/Joan Micklin Silver)
(6:00 PM) (romance) To Have and Have Not (1944/100 m/Howard Hawks)
(8:00 PM) (documentary) The Song Remains The Same (1976/138 m/Peter Clifton)
(10:30 PM) (documentary) Jimi Hendrix (1973/102 m/Joe Boyd)
Monday, September 07, 2020
(12:15 AM) (premiere) Jimi Plays Monterey (1986/49 m/D.A. Pennebaker)
(1:15 AM) (premiere) Shake!: Otis At Monterey (1987/19 m/D.A. Pennebaker)
(1:45 AM) (premiere) Fade To Black (2004/110 m/Patrick Paulson)
(5:30 AM) (premiere) Say Amen, Somebody: The Good News Musical (1982/101 m/George T. Nierenberg)
(7:15 AM) (premiere) A Poem Is A Naked Person (1977/90 m/Les Blank)
(9:00 AM) (premiere) Louie Bluie (1985/61 m/Terry Zwigoff)
(12:15 PM) (premiere) Big Time (1988/87 m/Chris Blum)
(2:00 PM) (documentary) Don’t Look Back (1967/96 m/D.A. Pennebaker)
(4:00 PM) (premiere) Neil Young: Heart Of Gold (2006/104 m/Jonathan Demme)
(6:00 PM) (premiere) Festival (1967/98 m/Murray Lerner)
(8:00 PM) (documentary) Monterey Pop (1969/79/D.A. Pennebaker)
(9:30 PM) (documentary) Woodstock: The Director’s Cut (1970/224 m/Michael Wadleigh)
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
(1:30 AM) (musical) A Hard Day’s Night (1964/87 m/Richard Lester)
(3:15 AM) (documentary) Go Go Mania (1965/70 m/Frederic Goode)
(4:45 AM) (documentary) Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015/47 m/?)
(6:00 AM) (crime) Armored Car Robbery (1950/68 m/Richard Fleischer)
(7:30 AM) (crime) The Asphalt Jungle (1950/112 m/John Huston)
(9:30 AM) (crime) High Sierra (1941/100 m/Raoul Walsh)
(11:15 AM) (crime) Rififi (1954/118 m/Jules Dassin)
(1:30 PM) (crime) The League Of Gentlemen (1960/114 m/Basil Dearden)
(3:45 PM) (comedy) Ocean’s 11 (1960/127 m/Lewis Milestone)
(6:00 PM) (suspense) Jack of Diamonds (1967/108 m/Don Taylor)
(8:00 PM) (premiere) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 2) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
(9:15 PM) (premiere) El Camino (1963/95 m/Ana Mariscal)
(11:15 PM) (documentary) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode #2) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
(12:30 AM) (premiere) Lovely & Amazing (2001/91 m/Nicole Holofcener)
(2:15 AM) (premiere) Wanda (1970/103 m/Barbara Loden)
(4:15 AM) (premiere) The Watermelon Woman (1995/85 m/Cheryl Dunye)
(6:00 AM) (premiere) In The Empty City (2004/90 m/Maria Jopo Ganga)
(7:45 AM) (silent) The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926/66 m/Lotte Reiniger)
(9:15 AM) (premiere) Entre Nous (1983/111 m/Diane Kurys)
(11:30 AM) (drama) Jeopardy (1953/69 m/John Sturges)
(1:00 PM) (suspense) Cry Terror! (1958/96 m/Andrew L. Stone)
(3:15 PM) (drama) The Devil Makes Three (1952/90 m/Andrew Marton)
(5:00 PM) (suspense) Dial 1119 (1950/75 m/Gerald Mayer)
(6:30 PM) (suspense) Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956/80 m/Fritz Lang)
(8:00 PM) (comedy) Mr. Belvedere Goes To College (1949/83 m/Elliott Nugent)
(11:30 PM) (premiere) Blondie Goes To College (1942/77 m/Frank R. Strayer)
Thursday, September 10, 2020
(1:00 AM) (musical) She's Working Her Way Through College (1952/101 m/Bruce Humberstone)
(3:00 AM) Start Cheering (1938/78 m/Albert S. Rogell)
(4:30 AM) Strictly Dynamite (1934/71 m/Elliott Nugent)
(6:00 AM) (drama) Mademoiselle Fifi (1944/69 m/Robert Wise)
(7:15 AM) (suspense) The Curse of the Cat People (1944/70 m/Gunther V. Fritsch and Robert Wise)
(8:30 AM) (horror) The Body Snatcher (1945/78 m/Robert Wise)
(10:00 AM) (suspense) Mystery In Mexico (1948/66 m/Robert Wise)
(11:15 AM) (western) Blood On the Moon (1948/?/Robert Wise)
(1:00 PM) (crime) Born To Kill (1947/92 m/Robert Wise)
(2:45 PM) (drama) The Set-Up (1949/72 m/Robert Wise)
(4:15 PM) (romance) So Big (1953/102 m/Robert Wise)
(6:00 PM) (drama) Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956/113 m/Robert Wise)
(9:00 PM) (war) So Proudly We Hail (1943/126 m/Mark Sandrich)
(10:15 PM) (comedy) MAS*H (1970/116 m/Robert Altman)
Friday, September 11, 2020
(12:30 AM) (war) The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944/136 m/Cecil B. DeMille)
(3:00 AM) (war) Cry ‘Havoc’ (1944/97 m/Richard Thorpe)
(4:45 AM) (war) Battle Circus (1953/90 m/Richard Brooks)
(6:30 AM) (short) Angel Of Mercy (1939/10 m/Edward L. Cahn)
(6:45 AM) (drama) The White Angel (1936/92 m/William Dieterle)
(9:30 AM) (comedy) Bud Abbott and Lou Costello In Hollywood (1945/83 m/S. Sylvan Simon)
(10:00 AM) (comedy) Merton of the Movies (1947/82 m/Robert Alton)
(11:30 AM) (musical) Show Girl in Hollywood (1930/78 m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(1:00 PM) (comedy) Goldie Gets Along (1933/68 m/Malcolm St. Clair)
(2:15 PM) (musical) Talent Scout (1937/62 m/William Clemens)
(3:30 PM) (comedy) Pick A Star (1937/70 m/Edward Sedgwick)
(4:45 PM) (comedy) Boy Meets Girl (1938/86 m/Lloyd Bacon)
(6:15 PM) (comedy) Movie Crazy (1932/96 m/Clyde Bruckman)
(8:00 PM) (adventure) She (1965/106 m/Robert Day)
(10:00 PM) (adventure) Clash of the Titans (1981/118 m/Desmond Davis)
Saturday, September 12, 2020
(12:15 AM) (comedy) Casino Royale (1967/131 m/John Huston, et. al.)
(2:45 AM) (horror) Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959/78 m/Edward D. Wood, Jr.)
(4:15 AM) (drama) Reefer Madness (1936/66 m/Louis Gasnier)
(5:15 AM) (premiere) Sex Madness (1938/52 m/?
(6:15 AM) (comedy) A Slight Case Of Murder (1938/85 m/Lloyd Bacon)
(9:00 AM) (premiere) MGM CARTOONS: Droopy’s Double Trouble (1951/7 m/Fred [Tex] Avery)
(9:09 AM) (short) High Dive Kids (1956/8 m/?)
(9:18 AM) (short) Sitka and Juneau: A Tale of Two Cities (1940/9 m/?)
(9:28 AM) (drama) Daredevil Drivers (1938/60 m/B. Reeves Eason)
(9:30 AM) (serial) TERRY AND THE PIRATES: Pyre of Death (1940/17 m/?)
(10:00 AM) (premiere) POPEYE: Pip-Eye, Pup-Eye, Poop-Eye An' Peep-Eye (1942/6 m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) (adventure) The Lion Hunters (1951/80 m/Ford Beebe)
(11:30 AM) (short) The Rear Gunner (1943/20 m/Ray Enright)
(12:00 PM) (crime) Double Indemnity (1944/108 m/Billy Wilder)
(2:00 PM) (drama) Birdman of Alcatraz (1962/149 m/John Frankenheimer)
(4:45 PM) (war) The Sand Pebbles (1966/179 m/Robert Wise)
(8:00 PM) (suspense) Out of the Past (1947/97 m/Jacques Tourneur)
(10:00 PM) (drama) Experiment Perilous (1944/91 m/Jacques Tourneur)
Sunday, September 13, 2020
(12:00 AM) (suspense) Danger Signal (1945/78 m/Robert Florey)
(1:30 AM) (drama) The China Syndrome (1979/122 m/James Bridges)
(3:45 AM) (horror) Coma (1978/113 m/Michael Crichton)
(6:00 AM) (comedy) See Here, Private Hargrove (1944/101 m/Wesley Ruggles)
(9:00 AM) (musical) Summer Stock (1950/109 m/Charles Walters)
(10:00 AM) (suspense) Danger Signal (1945/78 m/Robert Florey)
(11:30 AM) (comedy) The Whole Town’s Talking (1935/93 m/John Ford)
(1:15 PM) (drama) The Last Hurrah (1958/121 m/John Ford)
(3:30 PM) (drama) Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962/120 m/Richard Brooks)
(5:45 PM) (adventure) The Black Stallion (1979/117 m/Carroll Ballard)
(8:00 PM) (musical) Carmen Jones (1954/105 m/Otto Preminger)
(10:00 PM) (drama) Bright Road (1953/68 m/Gerald Mayer)
(11:30 PM) (musical) Sun Valley Serenade (1941/86 m/H. Bruce Humberstone)
Monday, September 14, 2020
(1:15 AM) (silent) The Ace of Hearts (1921/74 m/Wallace Worsley)
(6:00 AM) (musical) Playing Around (1930/66 m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(7:15 AM) (drama) Union Depot (1932/67 m/Alfred E. Green)
(9:30 AM) (drama) When In Rome (1952/78 m/Clarence Brown)
(10:00 AM) (drama) The Toast Of New York (1937/109 m/Rowland V. Lee)
(12:00 PM) (musical) Fashions of 1934 (1934/78 m/William Dieterle)
(1:30 PM) (suspense) Kind Lady (1935/76 m/George B. Seitz)
(3:00 PM) (romance) Sylvia Scarlett (1935/95 m/George Cukor)
(4:45 PM) (romance) Nobody Lives Forever (1946/100 m/Jean Negulesco)
(6:30 PM) (suspense) Cast a Dark Shadow (1955/83 m/Lewis Gilbert)
(8:00 PM) (short) Star Night At the Cocoanut Grove (1934/20 m/Louis Lewyn)
(8:00 PM) (short) A Night At The Movies (1937/10 m/Roy Rowland)
(8:00 PM) (comedy) The Pip From Pittsburg (1931/21 m/James Parrott)
(8:00 PM) (short) Movie Pests (1944/10 m/Will Jason)
(8:00 PM) (short) So You Want To Be A Detective (1948/11 m/Richard Bare)
(8:00 PM) (short) Los Angeles “Wonder City of the West” (1935/8 m/?)
(8:00 PM) (short) The Man In The Barn (1937/11 m/Jacques Tourneur)
(8:00 PM) (short) Smash Your Baggage (1932/9 m/Roy Mack)
(10:00 PM) (short) Asleep In The Feet (1933/19 m/Gus Meins)
(10:00 PM) (comedy) Top Flat (1935/19 m/William Terhune)
(10:00 PM) (short) The Bargain of the Century (1933/19 m/Charley Chase)
(11:15 PM) (short) You’re Telling Me (1932/19 m/Lloyd French)
(11:15 PM) (short) Call A Cop! (1931/20 m/George Stevens)
(11:15 PM) (short) Too Many Women (1932/19 m/Lloyd French)
(11:15 PM) (short) Air-Tight (1931/17 m/George Stevens)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
(12:45 AM) (comedy) Buzzin’ Around (1933/20 m/Alfred J. Goulding)
(12:45 AM) (short) Whispering Whoopee (1930/21 m/James W. Horne)
(2:00 AM) (short) Women In Hiding (1940/22 m/Joseph Newman)
(2:00 AM) (short) Drunk Driving (1939/21 m/David Miller)
(2:00 AM) (short) The Public Pays (1936/18 m/Errol Taggart)
(3:15 AM) (short) His Silent Racket (1933/18 m/Charley Chase
(3:15 AM) (short) Girl Shock (1930/20 m/James W. Horne)
(3:15 AM) (short) Fallen Arches (1933/19 m/Gus Meins)
(3:15 AM) (short) The Chases of Pimple Street (1934/20 m/Charles Parrott)
(3:15 AM) (short) Four Parts (1934/18 m/Eddie Dunn)
(5:00 AM) (short) So You Want To Play The Piano (1956/10 m/Richard Bare)
(5:00 AM) (short) Apples To You! (1934/20 m/Leigh Jason)
(5:00 AM) (short) Zion: Canyon of Colour (1934/8 m/?)
(5:00 AM) (short) How To Sleep (1935/11 m/Nick Grindé)
(5:00 AM) (short) Double Talk (1937/11 m/Lloyd French)
(5:00 AM) (western) Pony Express Days (1940/20 m/B. Reeves Eason)
(5:00 AM) (comedy) Important Business (1944/11 m/Will Jason)
(5:00 AM) (short) The Black Network (1936/21 m/Roy Mack)
(5:00 AM) (short) And She Learned About Dames (1934/?/?)
(5:00 AM) (short) The Fabulous Fraud (1948/11 m/Edward L. Cahn)
(7:15 AM) (suspense) Man Hunt (1933/64 m/Irving Cummings)
(8:30 AM) (suspense) Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939/59 m/Jac ques Tourneur)
(9:45 AM) (suspense) Phantom Raiders (1940/70 m/Jacques Tourneur)
(11:00 AM) (suspense) Sky Murder (1940/72 m/George B. Seitz)
(12:15 PM) (suspense) Star Of Midnight (1935/90 m/Stephen Roberts)
(2:00 PM) (suspense) Miracles For Sale (1939/71 m/Tod Browning)
(3:15 PM) (suspense) Eyes In The Night (1942/80 m/Fred Zinnemann)
(4:45 PM) (suspense) The Hidden Eye (1945/69 m/Richard Whorf)
(6:00 PM) (suspense) Stage Fright (1950/110 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(9:00 PM) (premiere) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 3) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
(9:15 PM) (documentary) Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976/105 m/Barbara Kopple)
(11:15 PM) (documentary) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 3) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
(12:30 AM) (drama) The Virgin Suicides (1999/97 m/Sofia Coppola)
(2:30 AM) (premiere) Loving Couples (1964/113 m/Mai Zetterling)
(6:30 AM) (premiere) 10 to 11 (2009/110 m/Pelin Esmer)
(9:30 AM) (comedy) Losing Ground (1982/86 m/Kathleen Collins)
(10:00 AM) (premiere) Strangers In Good Company (1990/101 m/Cynthia Scott)
(12:00 PM) (short) Wagon Wheels West (1943/17 m/B. Reeves Eason)
(12:30 PM) (western) Westward The Women (1951/116 m/William A. Wellman)
(2:45 PM) (western) Strange Lady In Town (1955/112 m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(4:45 PM) (western) Rachel and the Stranger (1948/93 m/Norman Foster)
(6:15 PM) (western) Cat Ballou (1965/96 m/Elliot Silverstein)
(8:00 PM) (musical) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949/107 m/Tay Garnett)
(10:00 PM) (premiere) Peggy Sue Got Married (1986/103 m/Francis Ford Coppola)
Thursday, September 17, 2020
(12:00 AM) (premiere) Repeat Performance (1947/93 m/Alfred Werker)
(1:45 AM) (drama) Turn Back the Clock (1933/79 m/Edgar Selwyn)
(3:15 AM) (adventure) The Boy and the Pirates (1960/84 m/Bert I. Gordon)
(5:00 AM) (romance) Berkeley Square (1933/88 m/Frank Lloyd)
(6:45 AM) (short) MGM Is On The Move! (1964/36 m/?)
(7:45 AM) (crime) Angel Face (1953/91 m/Otto Preminger)
(9:30 AM) (western) River of No Return (1954/91 m/Otto Preminger)
(11:15 AM) (suspense) Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965/107 m/Otto Preminger)
(1:15 PM) (drama) The Man with the Golden Arm (1956/119 m/Otto Preminger)
(3:30 PM) (drama) Anatomy Of A Murder (1959/161 m/Otto Preminger)
(6:15 PM) (suspense) Laura (1944/88 m/Otto Preminger)
(8:00 PM) (comedy) People Will Talk (1951/110 m/Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
(10:00 PM) (drama) Magnificent Obsession (1954/108 m/Douglas Sirk)
Friday, September 18, 2020
(12:00 AM) (drama) A Man to Remember (1938/78 m/Garson Kanin)
(1:30 AM) (drama) The Citadel (1938/113 m/King Vidor)
(3:30 AM) (drama) Red Beard (1965/185 m/Akira Kurosawa)
(6:45 AM) (drama) The Doctor and the Girl (1949/98 m/Curtis Bernhardt)
(9:30 AM) (romance) Dark Victory (1939/104 m/Edmund Goulding)
(10:30 AM) (romance) The Painted Veil (1934/84 m/Richard Boleslawski)
(12:00 PM) (romance) Conquest (1937/112 m/Clarence Brown)
(2:00 PM) (romance) Camille (1937/109 m/George Cukor)
(4:00 PM) (comedy) Ninotchka (1939/110 m/Ernst Lubitsch)
(6:00 PM) Grand Hotel (1932/113 m/Edmund Goulding)
(8:00 PM) (drama) The Rain People (1969/101 m/Francis Ford Coppola)
(10:00 PM) (drama) Harry and Tonto (1974/115 m/Paul Mazursky)
Saturday, September 19, 2020
(12:00 AM) (comedy) Lost In America (1985/91 m/Albert Brooks)
(2:00 AM) (premiere) Wild At Heart (1990/124 m/David Lynch)
(4:15 AM) (premiere) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992/135 m/David Lynch)
(6:30 AM) (suspense) Blackmail (1939/81 m/H.C. Potter)
(9:00 AM) (premiere) MGM CARTOONS: The Flea Circus (1954/7 m/Fred [Tex] Avery)
(9:09 AM) (short) Holland Sailing (1956/8 m/?)
(9:18 AM) (short) Alluring Alaska (1941/9 m/?)
(9:27 AM) (western) Guns Of Hate (1948/62 m/Lesley Selander)
(9:30 AM) (serial) TERRY AND THE PIRATES: The Secret of the Temple (1940/17 m/?)
(10:00 AM) (premiere) POPEYE: Olive Oyl and Water Don't Mix (1933/7 m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) (adventure) African Treasure (1952/70 m/Ford Beebe)
(11:30 AM) (short) Roaring Guns (1944/19 m/Jean Negulesco)
(12:00 PM) (drama) Going Home (1971/97 m/Herbert B. Leonard)
(1:45 PM) (western) 3:10 To Yuma (1957/92 m/Delmer Daves)
(3:30 PM) (drama) Fail-Safe (1964/112 m/Sidney Lumet)
(5:30 PM) (war) Sergeant York (1941/134 m/Howard Hawks)
(8:00 PM) (musical) Guys and Dolls (1955/149 m/Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
(10:45 PM) (crime) Midnight Alibi (1934/58 m/Alan Crosland)
Sunday, September 20, 2020
(12:00 AM) (suspense) Gilda (1946/110 m/Charles Vidor)
(2:15 AM) (sci-fi) Rollerball (1975/125 m/Norman Jewison)
(4:30 AM) (sci-fi) Countdown (1968/101 m/Robert Altman)
(6:15 AM) (drama) All The King’s Men (1949/110 m/Robert Rossen)
(9:15 AM) (comedy) It Happened One Night (1934/105 m/Frank Capra)
(10:00 AM) (suspense) Gilda (1946/110 m/Charles Vidor)
(12:15 PM) (musical) Going My Way (1944/127 m/Leo McCarey)
(2:30 PM) (musical) Royal Wedding (1951/93 m/Stanley Donen)
(4:15 PM) (musical) Dangerous When Wet (1953/95 m/Charles Walters)
(6:00 PM) (comedy) Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? (1967/108 m/Stanley Kramer)
(8:00 PM) (premiere) Tamango (1959/100 m/John Berry)
(10:00 PM) (adventure) Tarzan’s Peril (1951/79 m/Byron Haskin)
(11:30 PM) (drama) The Harlem Globetrotters (1951/77 m/Phil Brown)
Monday, September 21, 2020
(1:00 AM) (premiere) Where Now Are The Dreams Of Youth? (1932/86 m/Yasujiro Ozu)
(2:45 AM) (premiere) LONE WOLF AND CUB: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973/90 m/Kenji Misumi)
(4:30 AM) (premiere) LONE WOLF AND CUB: White Heaven In Hell (1974/84 m/Yoshiyuki Kuroda)
(6:00 AM) (silent) Flesh and the Devil (1926/112 m/Clarence Brown)
(9:15 AM) (romance) To Have and Have Not (1944/100 m/Howard Hawks)
(10:15 AM) (crime) The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946/113 m/Tay Garnett)
(12:30 PM) (romance) Possessed (1931/76 m/Clarence Brown)
(2:00 PM) (comedy) Woman of the Year (1942/114 m/George Stevens)
(4:15 PM) (romance) Swing Shift (1984/100 m/Jonathan Demme)
(6:00 PM) (drama) Stromboli (1950/106 m/Roberto Rossellini)
(8:00 PM) (drama) A Cry In The Dark (1988/121 m/Fred Schepisi)
(10:15 PM) (romance) The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981/124 m/Karel Reisz)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
(2:30 AM) (drama) Kramer vs. Kramer (1979/105 m/Robert Benton)
(4:30 AM) (drama) Wednesday’s Child (1934/68 m/John Robertson)
(6:00 AM) (documentary) MGM Parade Show #4 (1955/26 m/?)
(6:30 AM) (epic) Around The World In 80 Days (1956/182 m/Michael Anderson)
(9:45 AM) (musical) Bitter Sweet (1940/93 m/W.S. Van Dyke II)
(11:30 AM) (war) In Which We Serve (1942/115 m/Noel Coward)
(1:30 PM) (comedy) Private Lives (1931/84 m/Sidney Franklin)
(3:00 PM) (romance) We Were Dancing (1942/95 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
(4:45 PM) (comedy) Blithe Spirit (1945/96 m/David Lean)
(6:30 PM) (romance) Brief Encounter (1945/87 m/David Lean)
(9:00 PM) (premiere) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 4) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
(9:15 PM) (premiere) The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005/89 m/Byambasuren Davaa)
(11:00 PM) (documentary) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 4) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
(12:15 AM) (crime) Salaam Bombay! (1988/114 m/Mira Nair)
(2:30 AM) (drama) Daughters of the Dust (1991/112 m/Julie Dash)
(4:30 AM) (premiere) Krane’s Confectionary (1951/103 m/Astrid Henning-Jensen)
(6:30 AM) (premiere) Mikey and Nicky (1976/107 m/Elaine May)
(9:45 AM) (premiere) The Juniper Tree (1990/79 m/Nietzchka Keene)
(10:15 AM) (premiere) Women Who Loved Cinema (Part 1 & 2) (2002/114 m/Marianne Khoury)
(12:15 PM) (comedy) Life Begins For Andy Hardy (1941/101 m/George B. Seitz)
2:00 PM) (musical) Girl Crazy (1943/Norman Taurog)
(4:00 PM) (adventure) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939/91 m/Richard Thorpe)
(6:00 PM) (comedy) Ah, Wilderness! (1935/98 m/Clarence Brown)\
(8:00 PM) (drama) Boys Town (1938/93 m/Norman Taurog)
(9:45 PM) (drama) The Human Comedy (1943/117 m/Clarence Brown)
Thursday, September 24, 2020
(12:00 AM) (adventure) The Black Stallion (1979/117 m/Carroll Ballard)
(2:15 AM) (musical) Strike Up The Band (1940/120 m/Busby Berkeley)
(4:30 AM) (crime) Killer McCoy (1947/104 m/Roy Rowland)
(6:15 AM) (romance) Wuthering Heights (1939/104 m/William Wyler)
(9:15 AM) (romance) Kitty Foyle (1940/108 m/Sam Wood)
(10:15 AM) (drama) Cass Timberlane (1947/119 m/George Sidney)
(12:15 PM) (drama) The Bad and the Beautiful (1952/118 m/Vincente Minnelli)
(2:30 PM) (drama) Magnificent Obsession (1954/108 m/Douglas Sirk)
(4:30 PM) (drama) All That Heaven Allows (1955/89 m/Douglas Sirk)
(6:15 PM) Written On The Wind (1957/99 m/Douglas Sirk)
(8:00 PM) (drama) Young Dr. Kildare (1938/82 m/Harold S. Bucquet)
(9:30 PM) (drama) The Young Doctors (1961/103 m/Phil Karlson)
(11:30 PM) (comedy) The Hospital (1971/102 m/Arthur Hiller)
Friday, September 25, 2020
(1:30 AM) (drama) No Way Out (1950/107 m/Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
(3:30 AM) (drama) The Girl In White (1952/93 m/John Sturges)
(5:04 AM) (short) Her Honor, The Nurse (1956/8 m/Harry W. Smith)
(5:30 AM) (drama) Emergency Hospital (1956/63 m/Lee Sholem)
(6:45 AM) (horror) War of the Planets (1965/97 m/Antonio Margheriti)
(9:30 AM) (horror) The Cosmic Monster (1958/72 m/Gilbert Gunn)
(10:00 AM) (horror) Satellite In The Sky (1956/84 m/Paul Dickson)
(11:30 AM) (horror) The Green Slime (1969/90 m/Kinji Fukasaku)
(1:15 PM) (horror) Queen of Outer Space (1958/80 m/Edward Bernds)
(2:45 PM) (horror) The Wild, Wild Planet (1965/94 m/Anthony Dawson)
(4:30 PM) (horror) Village of the Damned (1960/77 m/Wolf Rilla)
(6:00 PM) (horror) Children of the Damned (1964/90 m/Anton M. Leader)
(9:00 PM) (western) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976/136 m/Clint Eastwood)
(10:30 PM) (western) Alvarez Kelly (1966/110 m/Edward Dmytryk)
Saturday, September 26, 2020
(12:45 AM) (western) Springfield Rifle (1952/93 m/Andre de Toth)
(6:00 AM) (comedy) Larceny, Inc. (1942/95 m/Lloyd Bacon)
(9:00 AM) (premiere) MGM CARTOONS: The First Bad Man (1955/7 m/Fred [Tex] Avery)
(9:09 AM) (short) Salar, The Leaper (1957/8 m/Douglas Sinclair)
(9:18 AM) (documentary) Land of Alaska Nellie (1940/9 m/?)
(9:28 AM) (western) Gun Law (1938/60 m/David Howard)
(9:30 AM) (serial) WILD WEST DAYS: Death Rides The Range (1937/?/?)
(10:00 AM) (premiere) POPEYE: Many Tanks (1933/7 m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:09 AM) (adventure) Bomba and the Jungle Girls (1952/70 m/Ford Beebe)
(11:30 AM) (short) Heavenly Music (1943/22 m/Josef Berne)
(12:00 PM) (drama) The Long Voyage Home (1940/106 m/John Ford)
(2:00 PM) (epic) Quo Vadis (1951/174 m/Mervyn LeRoy)
(5:15 PM) (war) Where Eagles Dare (1968/155 m/Brian G. Hutton)
(8:00 PM) (romance) The Red Shoes (1948/134 m/Michael Powell)
(10:30 PM) (war) Night Ambush (1958/105 m/Michael Powell)
Sunday, September 27, 2020
(12:15 AM) (drama) They Won’t Believe Me (1947/90 m/Irving Pichel)
(2:00 AM) (horror) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954/79 m/Jack Arnold)
(3:30 AM) (horror) UFO (1956/88 m/Winston Jones)
(5:15 AM) (documentary) MGM Parade Show #4 (1955/26 m/?)
(6:00 AM) (romance) Mata Hari (1931/89 m/George Fitzmaurice)
(7:45 AM) (comedy) The Talk Of The Town (1942/117 m/George Stevens)
(10:00 AM) (drama) They Won't Believe Me (1947/90 m/Irving Pichel)
(11:45 AM) (comedy) Don't Make Waves (1967/97 m/Alexander Mackendrick)
(1:30 PM) (drama) Honeysuckle Rose (1980/119 m/Jerry Schatzberg)
(3:45 PM) (romance) Now, Voyager (1942/117 m/Irving Rapper)
(6:00 PM) (drama) Executive Suite (1954/104 m/Robert Wise)
(10:15 PM) (drama) The Decks Ran Red (1958/84 m/Andrew L. Stone)
(12:00 AM) (comedy) Our Modern Maidens (1929/75 m/Jack Conway)
(2:00 AM) (musical) Black Orpheus (1959/108 m/Marcel Camus)
(4:00 AM) (romance) Orpheus (1950/96 m/Jean Cocteau)
Monday, September 28, 2020
(6:00 AM) (comedy) Not So Dumb (1930/76 m/King Vidor)
(7:30 AM) (drama) Street Scene (1931/79 m/King Vidor)
(9:00 AM) (adventure) Bird of Paradise (1932/82 m/King Vidor)
(10:30 AM) (drama) Our Daily Bread (1934/74 m/King Vidor)
(11:45 AM) (western) Northwest Passage (1940/127 m/King Vidor)
(2:00 PM) (drama) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941/120 m/King Vidor)
(4:15 PM) (drama) The Fountainhead (1949/113 m/King Vidor)
(6:15 PM) (crime) Lightning Strikes Twice (1951/90 m/King Vidor)
(9:00 PM) (comedy) You Can't Take It With You (1938/126 m/Frank Capra)
(10:30 PM) (drama) Ship of Fools (1965/149 m/Stanley Kramer)
(1:15 AM) (premiere) Titicut Follies (1967/84 m/Frederick Wiseman)
(3:00 AM) (drama) The Sign of the Ram (1948/84 m/John Sturges)
(5:00 AM) (documentary) Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli (2010/45 m/Sean Cameron)
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
(6:00 AM) (drama) Blossoms in the Dust (1941/99 m/Mervyn LeRoy)
(9:00 AM) (romance) Mrs. Parkington (1944/124 m/Tay Garnett)
(10:30 AM) (drama) Madame Curie (1943/124 m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(1:00 PM) (romance) The Valley of Decision (1945/118 m/Tay Garnett)
(3:15 PM) (romance) Pride and Prejudice (1940/118 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
(5:30 PM) (war) Mrs. Miniver (1942/134 m/William Wyler)
(8:00 PM) (premiere) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 5) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
(9:15 PM) (drama) Middle of Nowhere (2012/101 m/Ava Duvernay)
(11:15 PM) (documentary) Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (episode 5) (2019/61 m/Mark Cousins)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
(12:30 AM) (drama) Beau Travail (1999/89 m/Claire Denis)
(6:00 AM) (premiere) Wasp (2003/26 m/Andrea Arnold)
(10:00 AM) (drama) Antonia's Line (1995/103 m/Marleen Gorris)
(12:00 PM) (premiere) The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957/72 m/Bernard Girard)
(1:15 PM) (crime) Ring of Fire (1961/91/Andrew L. Stone)
(2:45 PM) (drama) Untamed Youth (1957/80 m/Howard W. Koch)
(4:15 PM) (musical) Jailhouse Rock (1957/97 m/Richard Thorpe)
(6:00 PM) (drama) Rebel Without A Cause (1955/111 m/Nicholas Ray)
(8:00 PM) (drama) Stand and Deliver (1988/103 m/Ramon Menendez)
(10:00 PM) (drama) The Blackboard Jungle (1955/101 m/Richard Brooks)
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2020.08.04 05:07 Pukey_McBarfface For anyone who went to Turn-About Ranch recently (say, within the past five years), I've got some questions for you (if it's not too triggering)

So like a freak I've recently been indulging my interest in obscure British reality TV by watching Bad/Lads Army, YD&LOM, Kitchen Nightmares (the British version), etc. One show I've started binge watching recently is a show called Brat Camp, where each season a group of British kids go to an American TTI program. Now I had heard of TAR before, from the disgrace to New Jersey that is Danielle Bregoli and her memed-to-death appearance on Dr. Phil. As I watched the second season of Brat Camp I was astounded by how harsh some of the punishments for the kids were, and I was especially struck by the wannabe cowboy, has-been cop Wayne. I actually wasn't bothered that much by him as an individual, but from perusing this sub and other forums I've heard some really shady stuff about that guy. So, after finishing Brat Camp's second season and learning that a girl from the third was transferred from Aspen to TAR after proving especially difficult to manage, I started to wonder, what was life at the Ranch really like? Now I know it's been 13 years since the British cameras left TAR behind, so there have probably been a ton of changes to its operations since then. I know that Wayne has since departed, for better or worse, and I heard about an unfortunate death that occurred there (although I don't know any of the details about that one). So, for all of you on this sub who have attended the Ranch since, say, 2015, I have some questions.
-How was daily life at the Ranch? Are the different levels still there? (I.e., impact, roundy, barn, etc.)
-How were the staff? And if any of you were there while Wayne was still a figure at the Ranch, how was he?
-And finally, what exactly does Dr. Phil mean when he says it's a "real working ranch"? Does it actually make its own money to support itself, and if so how much does the Ranch charge? If they can sustain themselves based off of livestock and farm goods sales, shouldn't their prices be lower to reflect the lower overhead they have to contend with? What's it like working with all the chickens and goats and sheep and other farm animals? Did they make you slaughtekill animals, or handle animal carcasses? Was there crop planting/harvest, agriculture operations, etc.? And did they provide any certifications in exchange for proving proficiency in any of the above areas?
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2020.06.30 12:57 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Bounty Punter by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (06/29/20)

"See, well, Kagan." - Justice Elena Kagan, citing the work of, well, Kagan

Russian Gall

Pour one out for President Trump, whose peaceful weekend of golfing and ignoring record-setting coronavirus numbers was interrupted by the revelation that he also ignored Russia paying cash rewards for dead American soldiers.
Undeterred by the conversation about his unacceptable deference to Russia, Trump seamlessly pivoted to flagrant racism.
The Russian military intelligence unit offering bounties in Afghanistan, GRU, was also the unit implicated in election interference in 2016. Trump deferred to Putin over U.S. intelligence when that interference came to light, and Russia’s subsequent targeting of American troops has done nothing to change his stance.

Look No Further Than The Crooked Media

The final episode of Wind of Change has dropped on all platforms! If you haven't yet gone on this international journey of espionage and hair metal, you're truly in for a treat. Binge the full series now on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts

Under The Radar

The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana abortion law that would have closed nearly every clinic in the state, in the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices, but gave future litigants a roadmap for rolling back abortion rights: The Louisiana law was almost identical to a Texas law that the Court struck down four years ago. Roberts emphasized that his decision today was bound by that precedent, while signaling that he’s totally open to gutting or even overturning Roe v. Wade on other grounds. So, a huge relief for abortion access advocates, but a temporary one.
In another major decision, the Court ruled that the president can fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for any reason. The good news: The justices rejected the Trump administration’s argument that the bureau should be shut down altogether, and the ruling will allow Joe Biden, if he wins, to replace the current director with someone committed to protecting consumers. The bad news: The CFPB will now be less independent, and it’s not immediately clear if the decision is a first step towards freeing up an array of independent agencies for Trump to politicize.

What Else?

One person was fatally shot in Louisville, KY, on Saturday when a gunman opened fire at a protest against the police killing of Breonna Taylor. A day later, a white couple in St. Louis, MO pointed guns at protesters outside their home.
A federal judge has ordered ICE to release immigrant children held at family-detention centers by July 17, after an independent monitor reported that 11 immigrants had tested positive for coronavirus at a Texas facility.
Texas’s largest hospital complex announced that it had reached ICU capacity, then removed ICU metrics from its website. Okay! Meanwhile, Florida, which just reported over 8,500 new cases three days in a row, hasn’t been reporting statewide hospitalization data at all.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Trump over the drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani. Trump hasn’t included that development in his wanted poster tweetstorm, for some reason.
Jacksonville, FL, announced that all residents and visitors must wear masks indoors and in public spaces, ahead of the RNC convention there in August. That should go over well with Trump, who moved the convention to Florida to avoid public-health restrictions, and whose campaign made the arena he spoke at in Tulsa remove thousands of social-distancing stickers before his rally.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) ordered bars closed in seven California counties, including Los Angeles, and Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has hit pause on New Jersey’s plan to reopen indoor dining.
Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder in Sacramento, CA. DeAngelo will avoid the death sentence, under the terms of his plea deal.
Reddit banned a forum for Trump supporters as part of its crackdown on hate speech, Twitch temporary suspended Trump’s channel, and YouTube shut down white supremacist channels belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Facebook did not realize this assignment was due today and is hiding in the bathroom.
Sacha Baron Cohen pranked a far-right militia, getting some rally attendees to sing along with him about injecting Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci with the “Wuhan flu.” This deflates, but does not altogether destroy, our last-ditch hope that the year 2020 is one elaborate Sacha Baron Cohen prank.

What In The World?

The Chinese government has forced birth control on Uighurs and other minorities in an effort to suppress the country’s Muslim population. An Associated Press investigation found that China regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces IUDs, sterilization, and abortion on hundreds of thousands. The government uses mass detention to enforce those population control measures, both as a threat and a punishment for those who don’t comply. Having too many children is one of the major reasons ethnic minorities are sent to detention camps. The result of those policies is a climate of terror around having children, and birth rates in predominantly Uighur regions plunged by more than 60 percent from 2015 to 2018. President Trump is complicit here: He endorsed China’s detention camps, as John Bolton’s book revealed, and his policies have created a global leadership vacuum that an increasingly genocidal regime is all too happy to fill.

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Is That Hope I Feel?

Mississippi lawmakers voted to change the state flag, the last one in the nation to feature the Confederate battle emblem.
Starbucks, Coca Cola, and Hershey’s, among other companies, have joined the Facebook advertiser boycott.
Eleven mayors have formed a coalition committed to advocating for guaranteed-income programs.
The Stonewall Inn will remain open thanks to a $250,000 donation from the Gill Foundation.

Enjoy

Joe 😷 Hanson on Twitter: "One of the greatest things that has happened as a result of this pandemic is these black bears wrasslin' on the patio of Big Bend National Park basin lodge because all the humans are gone"
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2020.06.25 13:09 CommonEmployment2 Dear Women, Help stop Toxic 5G Male Extinction

The first men to go extinct from academic circle jerk asphyxia were bipedal lizards bred by a space fungi named Phil McCrackin millions of years ago. Eventually the subterranean lizards crossed pigs with apes to make humans. Now human males are going extinct, and only women can stop them.
Atom Ant Vs The Evil Dust, scene one take two and call me in the morning:
Dear women, if you think you don't eat breathe drink enough nano plastics now, just wait 5 years.
5G is made of miniature toxic metal plastic antennas hiding in everything everywhere.
You cannot have 5G and a microplastic nanoparticle free world.
5G means billions of plastic metal antennas everywhere. Car tire brake and combustion all create nano particles that attack the brain and organs. This is causing all vertebrate males to become sterile feminised and demasculated and less sexually reproductive.
Most males will be sterile by 2060 and hi tech will drive it.
GM petrochemical food and water and 5G microplastic nanoparticles will drive us to extinction. And if god invented a magic battery tomorrow morning it will just drive over the cliff harder too.
5G is a nanoparticle microplastic toxic metal merry go round with microwaves tossed in for good measure. In 2017 over 200 published EMF scientists called for a moratorium on the electrosmog data gold rush.
Non of these things can be recycled because they are too embedded and small. It sells safety over health. It's been that way for 100 years.
You can't spend trillions on green energy and trillions on the pentagon at the same time. The world doesn't work that way. To stop runaway hothouse mass extinction you have to stop toxic 5G male extinction first. Bees hate 5G, Bayer and Dow. Grass thinks Rachael Maddow is a cereal killer.
5G MALE DEMASCULATION STERILIZATION FEMINIZATION
Most males will be extinct by 2060 here's overwhelming evidence why:
Male Extinction = Petrochemicals + 5G saturation
Male extinction is caused by electromagnetic and petrochemical saturation. The world is full of micro/nano toxic metals and plastics, and 5G IOT promises to open the floodgates. All 5G IOT devices are made of toxic metals and petrochemical plastics. 5G requires way more toxic plastic metals everywhere. We already eat 4 credit cards per month. We eat breathe and abosrb toxic plastic metals all the time.
Recycling doesn't work. Most of the chemicals and plastics last forever as micro/nano toxins but are too poor quality for high tech reuse. Recycling materials uses more energy than mining and are lower quality each time.
Chemical use will grow 7X faster than population between 1990 and 2030. Global chemical production has almost doubled since 2000. By 2030, the industry will almost double again from 2017 levels. China will account for 50% of 2030 world market. Covid is a mere blip to petrochemical and greenhouse gas growth.
Green energy and 5G will destroy the environment, you can't save the males and have 5G toxcic plastic metal junk everywhere.
This is still a work in progress, like a hobby. I call it confirmation bias OCD.
I am submitting this unfinished in case i bid my dong.
5G WASTE STREAM OVERVIEW
E-waste will only increase with the Internet of Things - June 2018
The True Cost of 5G Technology - June 2019
EMF/RF RADIATION HEALTH AND SAFETY
Planetary Electromagnetic Pollution30221-3/fulltext) - The Lancet 2018
We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe - Sci Am 2019
5G Wireless Communication and Health Effects - NCBI 2019
5G: Eight great harms caused by EMF exposures - Wash State U 2018
How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development - NCBI 2018
5G Telecommunications - Physicians for Safe Technology - MD Safe 2018
Risks to Health and Well-Being Radiation Emitted by Wireless Devices - NCBI 2019
Memory Performance in Adolescents - NCBI 2015
5G Technology: A shift from Brain Cancers to Skin Cancers? - NCBI 2019
Birds, Bees and Humankind: Electro Smog Destroying Nature - Warnke 2009
5G HEALTH DANGERS - Trends Research 2020
The EMF Effects on the Endocrine System in Children and Adolescents - NCBI 2015
The Zapping of America - Brodeur 1977
Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults - Science Direct 2014
Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health - Science Direct 2018
Exposure of Insects to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields from 2 to 120 GHz - Nature 2018
History of Cell Phone Radiation - Pro Con 2018
Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double - Telegraph 2018
Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-control study - NCBI 2010
5 billion people now have a mobile phone connection - Venture Beat 2017
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer - Sci Am 2018
Rise in Glioblastoma Multiforme Incidence in England 1995–2015 - Hindawi 2018
Devra Davis and cell phone danger - wiki 2020
Impact of radio frequency radiation on DNA damage of humans residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations - Research Gate 2017
Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation as Carcinogenic to Humans - google 2020
The Blood Brain Barrier For Kids - Chudler 2017
What is the blood-brain barrier and how can we overcome it? - Gotz 2017
47 Reports On EMF Radiation on Brain Blood Barrier - EMF Research 2012
Allan Frey discovered in 1975 that microwave radiation causes the blood-brain barrier to leak - google 2020
Mobile phones, cordless phones and rates of brain tumors in different age groups 1998-2015 - PLOS 2017
Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising in the US: The Role of Cell Phones - Moskoswitz 2020
Mobile phone radiation causes brain tumors and should be classified as a probable human carcinogen - NCBI 2015
Exposure to electromagnetic fields causes blood-brain barrier damage and cognitive impairment - Science Direct 2015
EMFs = Adverse Reproductive Effects - EMF Research 2012
CDC Issues Precautionary Health Warnings about Cell Phone Radiation - PRLOG 2014
Mobile phones and head tumours. The discrepancies in cause-effect relationships in the epidemiological studies - NCBI 2011
Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones - google 2020
Blue LED light can damage the eye's retina disturb sleep rhythms - AFP 2019
Too much sceen time linked to myopia among young - Medical Xpress 2019
Child Screen Time Effects Alarming - WEF 2018
Pollution Causing Feminization of Males Across Multiple Species, The Independent - Banderas 2008
Environmental impact of estrogens on human, animal and plant life - Science Direct 2017
Warming warning over turtle feminization - Phys Org 2018
Environmental Warming and Feminization of Sea Turtle Populations31539-7) - Cell 2017
Demasculinization and feminization of male gonads by atrazine: Consistent effects across vertebrate classes - NCBI 2011
Are Endocrine Disruptors Blurring Issues of Gender? - NCBI 2005
Background fish feminization effects in European remote sites - Nature 2015
Endocrine Disruption Found in Fish Exposed to Municipal Wastewater - Aquatic Toxicology 2007
Evolution or Extinction of Men - Homone Matters 2012
Pharmaceuticals, Care Products, and Endocrine Disruptors in Wate - Environmental Engineering 2003
PFAS/PFOS = male infertility + smaller penises - Michigan Radio 2018
These scientists think that plastics are shrinking men's penises - Sydney Herald 2018
Pesticide residue on fruits and veggies tied to infertility - Reuters 2017
Food Packaging Shrinking Dicks - Sun 2018
PFAS: Insights from Past Actions to Inform Today’s Decisions - Nature 2019
PFAS/PFOS = Most western men will be infertile by 2060 - Independent 2017
PFAS/PFOS = Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water And Air - Science 2019
Drugged Waters – how modern medicine is turning into an environmental curse - UN Environment 2018
Anti-Depressants And Violence - Ammo 2020
Over-diagnosis and over-treatment of depression is common in the U.S. - Johns Hopkins 2013
Your Cosmetics May Be Killing You - Walrus 2020
Dental flossing and other behaviors linked with higher levels of PFAS in the body - Silent Spring 2019
Nano-plastics penetrate the blood/brain barrier in fish causing behavioural disorders - Nature 2017
It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that make 10% of our oxygen - Phs Org 2019
PFAS/PFOS in Drinking Water: Hazardous at Ever-Lower Levels - EWG 2019
Scientists discover large amounts of tiny plastic particles falling out of the air in a remote mountain location - Nat Geo 2019
Dirty air at age 12 quadruples chances of depression by age 18 - Guardian 2019
Teenage psychotic experiences linked to high levels of air pollution - New Scientist 2019
More than 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day - WHO 2018
Air pollution is impeding our children's brain development - Quartz 2018
Air pollution may be damaging every organ in the body - Guradian 2019
Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence - Guradian 2018
City life damages mental health - Pop Sci 2019
Neurological Disorders from Ambient (Urban) Air Pollution - Springer Link 2016
Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media (think girl in stuffy bedroom) - Guardian 2019
Endocrine Disruptors and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Pregnancy - NCBI 2018
Environmental causes of cancer: endocrine disruptors as carcinogens - NCBI 2014
Endocrine Disruptors - NIH 2020
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Low-dose BPA exposure induces marked adverse effects - Nature 2019
Brain damage in fish affected by plastic nanoparticles - Phys.org
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Pervasive Fluorochemical Exposure Continues - Real Natural 2015
Surge in chemical use ‘a threat to health and environment - Guardian 2019
Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe- Guardian 2019
Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist - Guardian 2019
Wide Range of Diseases Linked to Pesticides - Beyond Pesticides 2010
High Rates of Suicide, Depression Linked to Farmers’ Use of Pesticides - Sci Am 2014
Glyphosate Fact Sheet: Cancer and Other Health Concerns- Right To Know 2020
Side Effects of Herbicides - Health Fully 2018
Pervasive Fluorochemical Expsures Continue - Real Natural 2015
After putting nano-silver in food, hygiene and container products, let's see if it's safe - Science Daily 2018
Impact of Nanoparticles on Brain Health - NCBI 2018
Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria - Med News 2019
Propionate causes obese diabetes, used as anti-fungal in baked goods - Harvard 2019
REFORMAT MOVE UP DELETE DOUBLES FOR NEXT BLOCK
Microplastic pollution ‘number one threat’ to humankind - Eviro Journal 2019
Dr. Ivone Mirpuri, a leading hormone specialist, says that through her research and observations, chemicals in plastic have triggered rising levels of abnormal development and illnesses over the past five decades, ranging from stunted fertility and male/female sex malformations to obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart attacks and cognitive, behavioural and other brain-related problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADH).
Toxicity of Nanoparticles on the Reproductive System - Pharmacology 2017
Health implications of engineered nanoparticles in infants and children = World Ped 2015
Pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environments: Evidence of emerged threat for marine organisms
Plastic Particles In Drinking Water - Earth Day 2020
Nanoparticles and female reproductive system - Onco Target 2017
Modest levels of nanoparticles may harm brain cells - Nebraska State U 2015
Environmental Magnetite in the Human Brain
Expert reaction to magnetite, air pollution and Alzheimer’s
Warning: Plastic Teabags Release Billions of Microparticles and Nanoparticles into Tea
Direct harmful effects of nano- and microplastics may be of physical and/or chemical in nature. The latter include the leaching from plastics of carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting contaminants, such as monomers, plastic additives and polymer-associated chemicals. In addition, due to their large surface area to volume ratio, small-scale plastic particles can become heavily contaminated.
Microplastics in seafood. Human activity has led to microplastic contamination throughout the marine environment. As a result of widespread contamination, microplastics are ingested by many species of wildlife including fish and shellfish. Because microplastics are associated with chemicals from manufacturing and are absorbed from the surrounding environment, there is concern regarding physical and chemical toxicity.
Scientists have discovered that nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms over time. This could pose harm to aquatic food chains and human health.
Nanoplastics in low concentrations cause damage to the DNA, to cell membranes and produce oxidative stress.
Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health. Pesticides are attracted to plastic, leading to health effects such as liver damage.
Nine Things to Know About Microplastics
Microplastics pose a threat to plants
Plastic planet: How tiny plastic particles are polluting our soil
High levels of Bisphenol A found in the urine of teenagers
Nanoparticles enter the body from breathing the air, or from eating food and water where they enter directly into the bloodstream, and also by passage through the skin. They also have the potential to penetrate the blood–brain barrier due to their small size. Nanoparticles can interact with proteins and enzymes, alter gene expression, and thus affect the biological behavior at the organ, tissue, cellular, sub-cellular, and protein levels.
Silver nanoparticles have lethal and sublethal adverse acute and chronic effects on development and longevity.
Silver nanoparticles lead to the formation free radicals in cells and changes in the form and amount of proteins. Many serious diseases are characterized by an overproduction of free radicals in cells. This applies to cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.Researchers warn that a combination of nanoparticles and contaminants may form a cocktail that is harmful to our cells. In their study, 72% of cells died after exposure to a cocktail of nano-silver and cadmium ions. We should not look at nanoparticles isolated when we investigate and discuss the effects, they may have on our health.
The toxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles depends on their size, morphology, rate of migration and amount consumed. Titanium nanoparticles can induce inflammation due to oxidative stress. They can also have a genotoxic effect leading to, among others, apoptosis or chromosomal instability. After inhalation or oral exposure, titanium nanoparticles accumulate in, among other places, the lungs, alimentary tract, liver, heart, spleen, kidneys and cardiac muscle. In addition, they disturb glucose and lipid homeostasis.
Metal nanoparticles are hazardous to the central nervous system in terms of nano­neurotoxicity via several possible mechanisms, such as oxidative stress, autophagy, and lysosome dysfunction, and the activation of certain signaling pathways.
Metal Nanoparticles Damage Brain DNA - Tech Net 2018
The toxicity of nanoparticles on insects - Tarihi 2018
Nanoparticles affect fish and move up the food chain - Science Nord 2012
Carbon nanoparticle inhalation leads to accumulation in the olfactory bulb, inducing an inflammatory response by activating the microglial cells.
PESTICIDES, PETROCHEMICALS AND OTHER ORGANIC CHEMICALS IN DRINKING WATER
Pharmaceuticals in Water Excellent Graphic Included
One study found even Lake Michigan’s high water volume couldn’t completely dilute the presence of chemicals.
11 terrifying things that could be lurking in your tap water
Study: Newer PFAS Chemicals ‘Pose More Risks’ Than Those They Replaced
For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public
Neonic Pesticide May Become More Toxic in Tap Water NRDC
How DuPont Poisoned the World with Teflon
PFOA AND PFOS CAUSE LOWER SPERM COUNTS AND SMALLER PENISES, STUDY FINDS
The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese
PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines - EWG 2019
Pathologizing Kids, Pharma Style
Toxic technology: How social media is making us dumb, angry — and addicted
Spike In Autism Linked To Preservative In Processed Foods
How Modern Life Is Transforming The Human Skeleton
Thank Evolution For Your Messed Up Teeth ( smaller jaw = sleep apnea )
Spermacidal Junk Food
It’s a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a year - Guardian 2019
Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment and Brain Volumes
Refined sugar intake is associated with lower cognitive performance across the cognitive continuum
Excessive consumption of carbohydrates causes insulin resistance. And insulin resistance is associated with Cognitive Decline among older Koreans
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2020.06.17 18:05 CuteBananaMuffin TLC is horrible

1) TLC Has A Long History Of Giving Shows To Child Molesters
Remember the Duggars? I'm sorry to even bring it up, but for a time they were the TLC's sickly sweet core. The family at the center of 19 Kids And Counting (previously 18 Kids And Counting ... and before that 17 Kids And Counting) was famous for being a streamlined human-pooping factory that ensconced itself in good ol' Christian values. Except for the part where the eldest son's massive stockpile of creepy hypocrisy exploded over everyone like zombie guts in a horror movie.
Josh Duggar was outed for sexual deviancy when it became clear that he'd been using online cheater site Ashley Madison to meet women and- oh sorry, I'm reading from the wrong notes here. He did that, but he also molested several of his younger siblings. Duggar admitted he had touched several of his sisters and a babysitter inappropriately when he was a teenager in 2015, and it caused TLC to cancel the show. This was a fact his family kept secret, even from authorities, for some time before owning up to it on Fox News in a circus of black bile.
Now sure, TLC canceled the show, and that seems like the responsible thing to do, but the train is not at the end of the line by a long shot. Hop over to Cheer Perfection, a show about overbearing parents who lack basic humanity and hound their children at cheerleading competitions. In 2014, Andrea Clevenger, a mother from the show, was sentenced to two ten-year terms in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.
Somehow this kind of thing even tainted Cake Boss. Which, you know, is a goddamn show about making cake. The only thing less offensive should be Bob Ross painting mayonnaise. Nonetheless, one of the show's stars, Remy Gonzalez, brother-in-law of the Boss of Cake himself, was sentenced in 2012 to nine years for molesting a 13-year-old girl.

2)TLC Gives Shows To Other Kinds Of Abusers Too

Not everyone on TLC is a child molester, though. In fact, they also have stars from entirely different subsections of "Worst Person Ever." And you won't find a better example of this than Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Whatever you may think of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo -- whether you thought it was hot trash on a griddle or whether you inexplicably thought it somehow had redeemed all of reality television at one point -- you couldn't have known the depths to which the mom on that show would have sunk. In this shitshow, Mama June rekindled a relationship with a man who just got out of prison. He'd spent ten years behind bars for molesting a child. That child was Mama June's oldest daughter. Say it with me: What the fuckity fuck?
The goblin matriarch tried to deny she had hooked up with the man who had been convicted of molesting her child, but TMZ had caught that shit on camera. That resulted in the estrangement between June and her now-twice-victimized daughter, because of course it did. But it was par for the course for TLC, which simply canceled the show in 2014 and moved on.
Former Amish returner Jeremiah Raber from Return To Amish was arrested on domestic violence charges in 2017. The man actually scalded his wife with a hot coffee during an argument, which is some fully medieval shit to do to another human. Raber's wife said abuse was a daily routine and Raber himself would apologize on Facebook a couple of days later. The apology includes the line "I learned that she didn't deserve my poor behavior." He learned that. About throwing hot coffee on someone. Like it's algebra.
I guess if you want the full parade of lunacy from TLC, though, you're going to want to hit up Gypsy Sisters. One of the titular sisters got into an argument with her husband in 2015, and he picked up their puppy and threw it at a wall out of frustration. Ya know, maybe we should focus on correcting the behavior of awful people, instead of pointing cameras at them and hoping that you get more laughs than fucking puppy murder.
The puppy killer was charged with puppy killing, and later apologized, via text, for his puppy killery. Now, this didn't happen on a show, and in fact this man was not really part of the show. But it is significant, I think, because have you ever in your life met someone who threw a puppy at a wall when they were agitated? Probably not. But TLC thought that the people whom he hung out with made for damn good TV. That says something. In fact ...

3)TLC Shows Are Full Of Criminals

TLC isn't just full of Earth's least necessary people. It's also full of silly criminal asshats as well! That Gypsy Sister I mentioned earlier? She moved on from the dog trauma by allegedly defrauding Toys "R" Us, and was arrested in 2018 on seven counts of felony criminal simulation. Incidentally, this came after she was arrested for scamming $18,000 worth of loot at Toys "R" Us just a few months earlier. Which was a couple of years after her sister pleaded guilty to doing the exact same thing at Target. How do you even scam $14,786 out of Target? Steal 7,000 bottles of nail polish remover?
No one gives a shit about marijuana possession anymore. It's like punching a Nazi or pooping in a politician's mailbox. But that doesn't stop TLC stars from being bad at it. Jorge Nava, from TLC's 90 Day Fiance, a depressing show about Americans assuming that their foreign lovers will like Tennessee, was arrested in 2018 for possession when he was caught with 293 lbs of weed. According to my intensive research, that's literally two Kenny Chesneys' worth.
Finally, we have Brandon Putman from TLC's Meet The Putmans, a show brainstormed by their "My Head Is Stuck In This Bannister, I Don't Have Time To Think Of A Clever Name" Division. This show is like 19 Kids And Counting, but with an inexplicably dumber twist: It's three generations living in the same house, which means there are 26 people sharing six bedrooms and two bathrooms. To TLC, that's quality television. To the rest of the world, it's a cult.
Brandon Putman -- who I can't reasonably call "the dad," since God knows how this gargantuan family dynamic works -- was indicted in 2018 for hiring a machinist to make ten parts for an AR-15 that could convert it into an automatic weapon. Hey, a guy who lives in one house with 25 family members wanted a machine gun? This is normal. His current defense seems to be that he's a hunter and responsible gun owner, so sure, get those machine guns to better help you hunt the wildlife of Michigan. Also, as you've probably guessed by now, they indicted his father for the exact same crime.

4)Terrible Parents Run Amok On TLC

TLC's brand could be summarized as "Your family, if they fell in a toilet from a Rob Zombie movie." There's an unspoken air of smugness behind all the shows, almost like the network is saying, "We're not judging aaaaaaaanyone, we're just documenting what happens" before they trot out their All-Star Dysfunctionalia of behavioral grotesqueries. This is made abundantly clear when you delve into pretty much every family that's associated with it.
In the interest of time, let's ignore all the child molesters I've mentioned so far and just assume TLC is bad for family wellness as a given. Instead, focus on families like the one from Jon And Kate Plus 8. Remember those crazy kids? Well, that show only lasted a couple of years before the show became Kate Plus 8 due to the couple's very bitter, very public divorce. As late as 2017, cops were still being called to wrangle this shitshow. You can find stories dating back to 2009 with pretty much the same narrative.
Does it affect the kids? Reports at different times detail how the dad hadn't seen some of them in years, there are constant abuse allegations, and in one infamous interview, two of the daughters simply stared in silence when questioned on live TV about their lives. Normal kids stuff, ya know?
One of the kids on Little People, Big World claimed his family screwed him out of the royalties from that show back in 2015, and that he quit because it wasn't real at all, they were just forcing him to play a character. Not to be outdone, one of the wives on Sister Wives was extremely publicly catfished by another woman pretending to be a man. She would later claim that the "romance was real," but as with all things on TLC, "romance" can be translated as "the faintest hint of artificial hope in the collapsing shitstorm of life."

5)The Same Thing Keeps Happening Over And Over

So we've pretty reasonably established a couple of things here, right? TLC families are probably not the sort of stars you want to hitch your wagon to, and TLC executives have either been cursed by a monkey's paw or have alien parasites in the part of their brains that helps them judge character. Because man, it won't stop happening.
We started with the wretched Joel Osteen fever dream that was the Duggar clan. Now meet the Willises. The Willis family showed up on America's Got Talent back in 2014. Mom and Dad oversaw 12 children in a family band -- words that should already make your insides clench in panic. Like the Duggars, they were a tight-knit, wholesome crew of family values Christians. Can you guess what else they had in common with the Duggars, armed as you are with the knowledge of how TLC is basically what you get when you attach a broadcast antenna to Satan's butthole and start sending signals into the ether?
Toby Willis, the family dad, who stood on stage in front of Howard Stern and laughed as Stern joked about how this was a rare appearance outside of their bedroom, received 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of child rape. They were his own kids, and it started when they were as young as three.
Willis was arrested for his crimes in 2016, and I keep mentioning dates for a reason. The Cake Boss brother was 2012. Mama June and Cheer Perfection were 2014. The Duggars and the puppy killer were 2015. Jon and Kate have been going steadily for a decade, with the most recent police involvement happening in 2017. And in 2018, we have guys making machine guns and some coupon felons. How does this keep happening?
The Willis Family premiered on May 5, 2015, while 19 Kids And Counting had its molestation story break May 21, 2015. You have to wonder if anyone at TLC even paused to think, "I hope this show we premiered just two weeks ago that has almost the exact same premise as this one now up to its armpits in horrible abuse is going to be cool." I mean, it's not like they had any precedent at that point to wonder about the sideshow families they were thrusting onto televisions or anything.
Or, you know, maybe they just consider all of this to be free publicity. If so, then ... congratulations?
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2020.06.10 16:58 NomdeCher What was Ghislaine doing between 1985 and her father’s death in 1991? *Long Post*

What was Ghislaine doing between 1985 and her father’s death in 1991? *Long Post*
I’m interested in three mysteries:
  1. When and how did Ghislaine and Epstein first meet?
  2. When and how did Ghislaine and Epstein first know of each other?
  3. What roles did Ghislaine play in Robert Maxwell’s business and personal dealings?
Traces of Epstein in the 1980's are easier to find than of Ghislaine. This seems to be a missing piece of the puzzle.

The Official Narrative

Ghislaine was a student at Balliol college Oxford, graduating (bottom of her year, with a third class degree) in 1985. (1) While at university, age 21, her father made her director of Oxford United Football Club. (2) Her father set her up with a corporate gifts business of some description, although details about this are minimal and it isn’t clear where the business operated (London, New York, both, more?). (3)
Getty Images - Mirrorpix
Details are sketchy on the period from her graduation until 1990, when Robert Maxwell launched the European and gave her a role there. A biography gives her title as “Business Development Manager”. (4) After Maxwell’s death, the editor discovered in the records that Ghislaine had been employed as the “Fashion Director” with a salary thought to be £100,000. Eyebrows were raised at this since “[n]obody at the European's Christmas party-cum-wake on Friday night could remember seeing Ms Maxwell in the office more than once some time in the summer of 1990.” (5) The Evening Standard downgrades her role to “fashion consultant” at the European as well as mentioning the gifts company. (6)
In 1991, a few months before his death, Robert Maxwell bought the New York Daily News and he sent Ghislaine to work there as “special projects" director. (7)
Ghislaine rushes to the Maxwell yacht after her father dies. After that, she is widely reported to have “moved” to New York, quickly meeting and falling in with Jeffrey Epstein:
“However Ghislaine Maxwell, 33, Cicogna's ex-love of four years, came from New York where she has lived since the death on Guy Fawkes Day 1991 of her panda-proportioned-publisher father Robert - she was escorted by the Queen's godson, Charles Butter, 35.”
Daily Mail (London), September 18, 1995.
“She moved to New York to escape the turmoil in London… Ghislaine soon linked up with Epstein.”
The Times (London), August 13, 2019.
“Ghislaine fled to New York to make a new life for herself” … “When Ghislaine Maxwell arrived in New York in 1991” … “Ghislaine Maxwell was 30 when she met Epstein. He was 38.”
The Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2020.

The Indiscrepancies

Ghislaine obviously lived a jet-set life, travelled widely, and seems to have had social and business obligations in both London and New York throughout this time. For example, she attended a charity kissathon event given by photographer Koo Stark—Prince Andrew’s former girlfriend, and winner of a six figure libel suit against Robert Maxwell after his paper claimed their relationship had been adulterous—in Mayfair (London) in 1988. (8) She was launched in New York society at a party given by her father on his infamous yacht in 1989; Donald Trump was one of the many notable guests. (9)
The Lady Ghislaine (purchased from the Kashoggi family who also owned the yacht that became the \"Trump Princess\"; journalist Jamal Kashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul in 2018)
Her father had increasingly large business holdings in America towards the end of his life (which was useful since it allowed his sons to file for bankruptcy in the US under more lenient laws than in the UK) that she played some role in. Why is she always described as having “begun” to live in America in 1991 when the record makes it seem likely that she in fact just continued to live there? She was certainly working and living in New York from the early 90’s, but she had spent time and made contacts in the city through her father in the 80’s. The nature of the corporate gifts business is not clear, but it may also have operated in New York.
The question of where she was spending her time is important because the other widely repeated chapter of the story is that Ghislaine met Epstein some time in 1991, after the death of her father. This could be true. However, there are hints that there might be more to the story. The Sydney Morning Herald—I believe this was syndicated in/from the Telegraph (London), but it’s behind a paywall—open a story on Ghislaine with a strange formulation:
There is an apocryphal, but tantalising, story that has long been doing the rounds of New York society about how Jeffrey Epstein first entered the life of Ghislaine Maxwell – or should that be vice versa?
On November 5, 1991, the body of Maxwell’s father, Robert, the plutocrat, British newspaper tycoon and – it would shortly transpire – arch embezzler, was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Tenerife, having fallen from his 55-metre luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine. The following day, his distraught daughter arrived in Tenerife by private jet. Boarding the yacht, which had been named in her honour, Ghislaine went to her father’s quarters. Searching through his private papers, she found a reference to a New York financier who had been particularly helpful to him in squirrelling away misbegotten funds offshore. Shortly afterwards, Ghislaine flew to New York, to escape the shame of her father and make a new life for herself. One of the first people she reached out to was that financier. His name was Jeffrey Epstein.
The account has the savour of something almost predestined: a woman tragically caught in the gyre between two powerful men, one who had shaped her past, the other who would determine her future. (10)
This is a weird story! It’s beyond belief. Of course it is flagged as gossip, but why then print it? What should we infer from it, if anything?
There are more stories that muddy the water. In a deposition, accountant Maritza Vasquez claims that modelling agency secretary Evelyn Valenzuela told her that “[Epstein] had a relationship with a woman that her father was very wealthy and that’s how he started his own money.” (11) Vasquez then confirms that she means Ghislaine, daughter of Robert Maxwell. This is hearsay, obviously, and it’s not clear why or how Valenzuela would be privy to the information. She may have been speculating, confused, or misunderstood by Vasquez. However, Vasquez repeatedly urges prosecutors to gather evidence from Valenzuela. Law enforcement agencies and legal teams may have interviewed Evelyn Valenzuela, but there is no record of this in the public domain and no transcripts of any interviews as far as I can tell. If she was interviewed, was she asked to confirm and clarify her alleged claim that Epstein got his start from Maxwell’s money?
Deposition of Maria Vasquez, 2010
As noted by Zev Shalev, this could support a relationship between the Maxwells and Epstein earlier than commonly reported. Shalev also interviews self-proclaimed Mossad operative Ari Ben-Menashe, who claims that, “Maxwell introduced [Epstein] to us, and he wanted us to accept him as part of our group. [Maxwell said] ‘and your Israeli bosses have already approved.’ (12)
According to Ben-Menashe, Epstein met Ghislaine Maxwell almost a decade earlier than previously reported, and that they were romantically linked. Again, Ben-Menashe says he was introduced to Epstein by Ghislaine’s father, Robert, in the early ’80s.
Ari Ben-Menashe: [Epstein] wasn’t very competent. He didn’t seem to be a competent guy, he doesn’t seem to be. But he was a good looking guy. And Miss Maxwell …
Interviewer: Ghislaine, yeah.
Ari Ben-Menashe: … fell for him.
Interviewer: That early, the 1980’s?
Ari Ben-Menashe: That early. How old was she?
Ghislaine was 20, Epstein was 26 in 1980.
Interviewer: She was young.
Ari Ben-Menashe: Yeah.
Interviewer: But most of the reporting about her and him only started in 1991 when they got to the United States.
Ari Ben-Menashe: Yeah, I realize that. But they were already …
Interviewer: They were already dating.
Ari Ben-Menashe: Call it dating or whatever.
Interviewer: So he was part of the family business?
Ari Ben-Menashe: Yeah, and Maxwell sort of started liking him. And my theory is that Maxwell felt that this guy is going for his daughter.
Ben-Menashe is perhaps playing his own game here, and Shalev notes that his account should be treated with healthy scepticism. However, he says that Ben-Menashe has passed on accurate information in the past. Shalev also reports that the convicted fraudster and Epstein associate Steven Hoffenberg confirms Ben-Menashe’s story. Ben-Menashe repeated his claims to Whitney Webb (13) and to the authors of the book Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales. (14) Some mainstream press outlets have referenced the allegations but do not appear to have added additional sourcing. (15)
The relationship between Robert Maxwell and Epstein and the related question of Ghislaine’s role is important because it could shed light on the nature of the relationship between Ghislaine and Epstein’s relationship and alleged links to other individuals and groups.
As mentioned, most media accounts have Ghislaine involved in only peripheral roles in the Maxwell empire (the football club, the gifts business) until at least 1990 when she had a job at the European newspaper and then a role at the New York Daily News. Ghislaine was not tried for involvement in Robert Maxwell’s fraud, unlike her two brothers Kevin and Ian. The Evening Standard reports that Ghislaine was not implicated because she, “was not a director of his companies; nor was she called upon to sign documents for him.” (16)
However, while Ghislaine does not seem to have had an official role at Maxwell’s flagship paper, the Daily Mirror, she was around enough in some capacity to have made an impression on staff there:
In the Mirror headquarters she was disliked by Maxwell’s fearful employees for her insufferable arrogance. “She’d ask for a cigarette,” complained one of her father’s former secretaries, “and walk off with the packet.” (17)
She treated important men differently, however:
Joe Haines, a former leader writer on the Daily Mirror, recalled a “pleasant, very pretty and non-flirty young woman”. Once, mistaking her for a secretary, he gave her a document to photocopy. “She did it without a pause.” (18)
In any case, what this implies is that she was around a great deal, presumably while the corporate gifts company was active. The strangest story of this time, though, is recounted by Alastair Campbell. Campbell worked for the Mirror in the early 80’s and continued under Maxwell until he left for another paper in the middle of the decade. He then had an alcohol-related nervous breakdown and restarted his career at the Mirror, working his way up to the job of political editor. He remembers:
I had known her since the Eighties, when her father, Robert Maxwell, bought the Mirror Group papers, where I was a political journalist. Robert doted on her. Whereas I witnessed a form of paternal cruelty to his sons Ian and Kevin at times, I sensed Ghislaine could do no wrong in his eyes. Indeed, the yacht where he met his demise on 5 November 1991 was named not after his long-suffering wife, Betty, but “Lady Ghislaine”.
Ghislaine had also been central to possibly the most bizarre assignment of my journalistic career – no, definitely the most bizarre assignment of my journalistic career – when Maxwell, for reasons I never fully fathomed, sent Ghislaine and I to Paris to hand over the remains of an Argentine political and military leader, Juan Manuel de Rosas, who had died in Hampshire in 1877. Bear with me. Heaven knows how the Sunday Mirror readers felt on the full-page account of this bizarre diplomatic mission intruding on their reading of sport and showbiz.
My other vivid memory of the trip was of Ghislaine, then in her twenties, saying Paris had the best underwear shops in the world, taking me on a little tour of them and being asked for my view of what might look nice on her. We chose purple. It was a rather strange, though pleasant enough, way to pass a couple of hours before we headed back to London. (19)
It’s strangely (suspiciously?) hard to find articles from the Maxwell period of the Mirror online. However, reports of the repatriation of the remains of the Argentinian dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas were published on October 2, 1989. (20) This means that the feature Campbell references is likely to have been published in the Sunday Mirror on the 8th of October, 1989, although I haven’t been able to find it. Campbell does not say whether Ghislaine had a byline. All this suggests that before the launch of the European and Maxwell’s purchase of the New York Daily News, Ghislaine was involved to some extent in the journalism and publishing business.
Two other alleged incidents from that time also would benefit from more context.
Firstly, the Times (London) report that on November 5, 1990 Ghislaine arrived from London in New York (by Concorde) bearing an envelope containing shares of a language school, Berlitz, owned by Maxwell’s publicly listed company. (21) As the shares were delivered in New York, her brothers and father in London re-registered the same shares as being owned by the family’s private company. Maxwell’s investors were defrauded out of $200m in this transaction. This money is claimed to have supported the Maxwell family after the death of Robert. The article says that Ghislaine “[u]nknowinglybecame enmeshed in a plot initiated by her father.” It is not made clear what the conclusion that Ghislaine was oblivious to the scheme is based on. Furthermore, Ghislaine returned to London directly to the Mirror Group headquarters with another envelope for Maxwell which is said to have formed, “part of Maxwell’s plunder of about £2bn from the shareholders of his companies.”
Secondly, Ghislaine’s alleged actions on the yacht after the death of her father haven’t been integrated into the big picture or given much importance. In a wire story for UPI, Jane Holligan reported that John Jackson of the Mirror watched “Ghislaine Maxwell pull papers from drawers and cabinets and throw them on the floor of the luxury yacht.” She reports Jackson quoting Ghislaine as telling the crew, ‘“'I order you to shred immediately everything I have thrown on the floor''’. (22) Once again, I have not been able to read the article by Jackson in the Mirror. However, a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), dated December 19, 1991, reports that the Mirror story in question was published the previous day (December 18). Jackson says he witnessed the event on the November 8, 1991, three days after Maxwell went overboard. He explains the delay in publishing his recollection of the event because he had forgotten about it until reports surfaced about faxes to Maxwell having gone missing. Ghislaine ‘“totally and utterly”’ denied the allegations.

Conclusion

Pull one thread of the Epstein case and you’re left with armfuls of tangled yarn. The reliability of the sources on Ghislaine’s early career is questionable, but nonetheless the claims merit more investigation. I have my own theories about Ghislaine and Epstein, but I’m trying to clarify the known facts based on documentary sources.

TL;DR

  • Ghislaine Maxwell is hard to pin down between 1985 when she graduates and 1991 when she reportedly shreds Robert Maxwell’s files on the yacht he falls from:
  • Can anyone shed further light on this period of Ghislaine’s life?
  • Does anyone have access to the Mirror from the time and if so can you find Alastair Campbell’s story about taking the remains of an Argentine dictator to Paris with Ghislaine? Also can anyone find John Jackson’s reports on Robert Maxwell’s death in November and December of 1991?
  • Can we confirm or deny whether Epstein knew of/met Robert Maxwell from additional sources?
  • Can we confirm or deny whether Ghislaine knew of/had met Epstein before she is said to have “arrived” in New York (1990/1)?
  • Lots of society and diary pieces from the 1990's featuring Ghislaine are easy to find. If anyone has seen any from the 1985-91 period can you share?

References:

  1. University exam results: Oxford and York, The Times (London), July 29, 1985.
  2. The rise and fall of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's 'best friend', by Mick Brown and Harriet Alexander, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2020.; Walker’s Research, Ghislaine Maxwell Biography, undated.
  3. All right for some, John Davison, The Times (London), June 7, 1992; HOW GHISLAINE ROSE FROM THE ASHES – MAXWELL’S HEIRS BUILDING A NEW BUSINESS EMPIRE, Peter Fearon, New York Post, March 23 2000.; Ghislaine Maxwell is looking for solace in saving the world's oceans, Spear’s, October 6th 2015.; The socialite and the Epstein scandal — Ghislaine Maxwell’s life and times, Damian Whitworth, The Times (London), August 13, 2019; The rise and fall of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's 'best friend', by Mick Brown and Harriet Alexander, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2020;
  4. Walker’s Research, Ghislaine Maxwell Biography, undated.
  5. Maxwells banned from Mirror: Fresh fraud probe as editor tells of 'testy relationship', David Harrison, The Observer, December 15, 1991.
  6. Life’s still sweet for the Maxwell girls, Tony Maguire, Evening Standard, June 29, 1992.,The rise and fall of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's 'best friend', by Mick Brown and Harriet Alexander, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2020.
  7. Life’s still sweet for the Maxwell girls, Tony Maguire, Evening Standard, June 29, 1992.
  8. Diary, Herald, December 27, 1988
  9. On Their Toes, Tom Poster and Phil Roura, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), May 17, 1989.
  10. The rise and fall of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's 'best friend', by Mick Brown and Harriet Alexander, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2020.
  11. Exhibit HH, Undisputed Facts, Sworn Statement of Maritza Vasquez taken June 15 2010, Jeffrey Epstein v. Bradley J Edwards, et al.
  12. Blackmailing America, Zev Shalev, narrativ.org, September 26, 2019.
  13. Former Spy Details Israel’s Main Motive Behind Epstein’s Sexual Blackmail Operation, Whitney Webb, mintpressnews.com, December 13th, 2019
  14. Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Dylan Howard et. al., Skyhorse, 2020.
  15. Come spy with me, Emma Parry, The Sun (Digital), December 3, 2019.
  16. Mr Pepys, Evening Standard (London), February 4, 1992.
  17. Out from Cap’n Bob’s shadow and into a web of sex and royals, Tom Bower, The Times (London), January 11, 2015.
  18. The socialite and the Epstein scandal — Ghislaine Maxwell’s life and times, Damian Whitworth, The Times (London) August 13, 2019.
  19. Alastair Campbell: what happened when I met Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, Alastair Campbell, November 20, 2019.
  20. Argentines honor a warlord of old, Shelly Christian, The New York Times, October 2, 1989; Remains of a tyrant: returned to Argentina amid cheers, jeers, James F. Smith, Los Angeles Times, October 2, 1989.
  21. Out from Cap’n Bob’s shadow and into a web of sex and royals, Tom Bower, The Times (London), January 11, 2015.
  22. Britain's Fraud Office to probe alleged scheme to prop up MCC shares, Jane Holligan, United Press International, December 18, 1991.
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2020.04.24 16:23 rusticgorilla Coronavirus response: The Republican-led plan to force states to reopen is revealed

Welcome, dear readers, to my coronavirus roundup. I'm posting these every Friday in addition to Lost in the Sauce on Mondays (for non-coronavirus news). The previous coronavirus response edition can be found here.
The title refers to the sections below titled "McConnell the Grim Reaper" and "Forced reopening."
TLDR pinned at top of comments.
Housekeeping:

The lost months

The WHO was prepared

Contradicting Trump’s recent criticism of the World Health Organization (WHO) - saying they “minimized the threat” and “could have called it months earlier” - the Washington Post reported that Americans working with WHO provided real-time information about the virus when it first emerged last year:
More than a dozen U.S. researchers, physicians and public health experts, many of them from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were working full time at the Geneva headquarters of the World Health Organization as the novel coronavirus emerged late last year and transmitted real-time information about its discovery and spread in China to the Trump administration, according to U.S. and international officials.
A number of CDC staff members are regularly detailed to work at the WHO in Geneva as part of a rotation that has operated for years. Senior Trump-appointed health officials also consulted regularly at the highest levels with the WHO as the crisis unfolded, the officials said.
...Caitlin B. Oakley, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, confirmed that in January, HHS had 17 staff members, including 16 from the CDC, at the WHO, “working on a variety of programs, including covid-19 and Ebola.”
Not only did the Trump administration have insiders within WHO, the chief of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, held near-daily media briefings on the virus starting on Jan. 22, warning the world to take the threat seriously. Every day he repeated a mantra: “We have a window of opportunity to stop this virus. But that window is rapidly closing.”
But a close look at the record shows that the W.H.O. acted with greater foresight and speed than many national governments, and more than it had shown in previous epidemics. And while it made mistakes, there is little evidence that the W.H.O. is responsible for the disasters that have unfolded in Europe and then the United States. (NYT)
  • Further reading: “Why Trump Deserves More Blame for the U.S. Coronavirus Crisis Than the WHO or China,” an interview by NY Mag with Jeremy Konyndyk, a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development who previously served as the director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Azar’s missteps

Conflicting reporting has emerged about the role Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar played in the early days of the coronavirus spread in the U.S. Previously, the New York Times reported that Azar directly warned President Trump of the possibility of a pandemic two different times in January, but Trump dismissed his concerns as “alarmist.”
This past week, the Wall Street Journal has painted a different picture of Azar’s performance:
...interviews with more than two dozen administration officials and others involved in the government’s coronavirus effort show that Mr. Azar waited for weeks to brief the president on the threat, oversold his agency’s progress in the early days and didn’t coordinate effectively across the health-care divisions under his purview.
This matches public statements Azar made at the time, such as a Jan. 21 appearance on Fox News when he bragged about the botched CDC test and assured viewers that America had “a playbook” for responding to pandemics. It would take the CDC and FDA (both under Azar’s purview) five and half weeks to fix the test kits and begin distributing them around the country.
Shortly after that appearance, Azar hired “a trusted aide with minimal public health experience to lead the agency’s day-to-day response to COVID-19.” That aide, Brian Harrison, worked as a dog breeder for six years before joining HHS.
Five sources say some officials in the White House derisively called him “the dog breeder.”
The following month, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, publicly announced that the CDC was preparing for a pandemic to spread through communities in the U.S. Trump threatened to fire her in response.
On Feb. 25, Nancy Messonnier, a CDC official, said the agency was preparing for a potential pandemic and that community spread of the virus was likely. The stock market plunged. At a media briefing later that day, Mr. Azar sought to quell concerns, saying the virus was “contained.”
But it was too late. A furious Mr. Trump, flying back to Washington from India, called Mr. Azar and threatened to oust Dr. Messonnier. The next day, the president announced he was putting Vice President Pence in charge of the federal response—news Mr. Azar learned a few hours before the announcement. (emphasis mine)
  • Who is Trump listening to? The Washington Post reports that an internal White House "Covid Mail" email exists to receive queries and suggestions from "friends and family" as well as random individuals who have reached out to administration officials. Some inside the administration have privately worried these missives receive priority over expert advice.

Vaccine chief removed

Dr. Rick Bright, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), announced (non-paywalled) that he was removed from his position leading the development of a coronavirus vaccine for opposing the administration’s push to use hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19.
“I believe this transfer was in response to my insistence that the government invest the billions of dollars allocated by Congress to address the Covid-19 pandemic into safe and scientifically vetted solutions, and not in drugs, vaccines and other technologies that lack scientific merit,” he said in his statement. “I am speaking out because to combat this deadly virus, science — not politics or cronyism — has to lead the way.”
Following Bright’s statement, five current and former administration officials came forward to accuse him of mismanagement of his office and failing to consult with his superiors on important decisions. These sources report that Bright’s ouster was over a year in the making.
Attorneys for Bright intend to file a whistleblower complaint with the Office of Special Counsel and the HHS Inspector General alleging retaliatory treatment by “HHS political leadership.”
Rep. Anna Eshoo, the chairwoman of the House's Health subcommittee, plans to call in Dr. Rick Bright to testify before her panel: “"I think the American people deserve to hear Dr. Bright's story.” Eshoo said she also wants to call Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Bob Kadlec, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response, to testify.

Hydroxychloroquine

After weeks of pushing anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19, both Trump and conservative media have suddenly gone silent on the matter.
From March 23 to April 6, Fox News personalities and guests mentioned hydroxychloroquine nearly 300 times. But that's changed in recent days. Media Matters found that between April 16 to April 20 mentions of the drug dropped 77% compared to the previous five-day period.
In the past two weeks, numerous studies have been published that indicate the drug is not only ineffective for treating the virus, it is also dangerous.
  • A study of 368 male veterans hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus infection at Veterans Health Administration medical centers determined that patients treated with hydroxychloroquine received no health benefits. Additionally, there were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care.
  • A panel of National Institutes of Health experts released new treatment guidelines advising medical personnel that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin should not be used to treat COVID-19.
  • A French study reviewed the medical records of COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and compared their outcomes to those not treated with the drug. The team concluded that hydroxychloroquine didn't help hospitalized patients with coronavirus and was associated with heart complications.
  • Earlier this month, a Brazil study was halted after 11 patients died of fatal arrhythmias or heart muscle damage resulting from a high chloroquine dosage.
Yesterday, when asked why he stopped promoting hydroxychloroquine, Trump falsely claimed that he “hasn’t at all.” The president continued: “We had some very good results and some results that perhaps aren’t so good, I don’t know.” Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker pressed him on if he has looked at the VA study showing more deaths occurred in patients treated with the drug, to which Trump responded that he has not seen it. (video)

More details from inside Trump’s hydroxychloroquine push

The night of April 4, following a briefing in which Trump touted the government’s collection of “millions and millions of doses” of hydroxychloroquine, a Trump official summarized a White House call in the following email:
“WH call. Really want to flood Ny and NJ with treatment courses. Hospitals have it. Sick out patients don’t. And can’t get. So go through distribution channels as we discussed. If we have 29 million perhaps send a few million ASAP? WH wants follow up in AM. We can get a lot more of this. Right Bob? Millions per week?”
In other words, ignoring expert advice, administration officials were willing to “flood”New York and New Jersey with a dangerous, unproven drug.
By the way, that email was sent by Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services, who is in charge of coronavirus testing in the country. He has been at many briefings, here is a picture of him.
Giroir claims he is the right person for the job because he has extensive experience working on vaccine development projects at Texas A&M University. However, Giroir was essentially fired from the position in 2015 - told he had to resign immediately or be terminated.
His annual performance evaluation at Texas A&M, the local newspaper reported, said he was “more interested in promoting yourself” than the health science center where he worked. He got low marks on being a “team player.”
...Robin Robinson, who as the director of the federal Biological Advanced Research and Development Authority oversaw a major grant for the Texas vaccine project, said in an interview that Giroir “over-promised and under-delivered.” He said, “I always had a good relationship with Brett. I know he has a temper and he sometimes has a very difficult time controlling it.”

Trump’s new miracle cure is more likely to kill you

In yesterday’s rally coronavirus task force briefing, Trump suggested that “we hit the body with a tremendous…ultraviolet or just a very powerful light” to treat COVID-19. The president asked HHS official Bill Bryan to test it, then went on to posit that HHS should also tes introducing “the light inside the body - which you can do, either through the skin or in some other way.”
“Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute...and is there a way we can do something like that? By injection inside or-or almost a cleaning because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it’d be interesting to check that.” (video)
Fact check: FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said on CNN: “I certainly wouldn’t recommend the internal ingestion of a disinfectant.” Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and global health policy expert, told NBC News: "This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible, and it's dangerous… even in small amounts. Small amounts are deadly.”
Trump’s suggestion followed a presentation by Bryan in which he spoke about an “emerging result” from HHS’s research tha UV light, heat, and humidity could have a detrimental effect on the virus on surfaces and in the air. In other words, to disinfect a living or working environment, not for use in or on living beings. However, even HHS’s research has been criticized:
Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University: “Everything that this scientist talked about from Homeland Security was basically incoherent, nonsensical, not really supported by evidence and really quite contrary to a lot of things we do know,” Redlener said.
Finishing out the unproven and dangerous pseudoscience segment, Trump offered a disclaimer: “I’m not a doctor. I’m like a person who has a good you-know-what.”
Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker pushed back. “Respectfully, sir, you’re the president, and people tuning into the briefings, they want to get information and guidance and want to know what to do. They’re not looking for rumor.”
“Hey Phil,” Trump replied. “I’m the president and you’re fake news.” (video)

Leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week

The leader of the most prominent group in the US peddling potentially lethal industrial bleach as a “miracle cure” for coronavirus wrote to Donald Trump at the White House this week
In his letter, Mark Grenon told Trump that chlorine dioxide – a powerful bleach used in industrial processes such as textile manufacturing that can have fatal side-effects when drunk – is “a wonderful detox that can kill 99% of the pathogens in the body”. He added that it “can rid the body of Covid-19”.
A few days after Grenon dispatched his letter, Trump went on national TV at his daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday and promoted the idea that disinfectant could be used as a treatment for the virus. (Guardian)

McConnell the Grim Reaper

As Trump tweets calls to “liberate” states run by Democratic governors, Sen. Mitch McConnell has refused to assist states and local governments with additional funding. During an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday, McConnell said he wants states to declare bankruptcy rather than receive federal assistance for coronavirus expenses and shortfalls.
"I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route. It saves some cities. And there’s no good reason for it not to be available. My guess is their first choice would be for the federal government to borrow money from future generations to send it down to them now so they don’t have to do that. That’s not something I’m going to be in favor of," McConnell said.
His comments faced bipartisan backlash, with Republican Rep. Pete King of New York deriding McConnell as the “Marie Antoinette of the Senate.”
McConnell didn’t stop there, however. Shortly after the interview, his office released a statement calling for an end to “blue state bailouts.” In response, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accurately captured the facts of the situation:
”This is one of the really dumb ideas of all time. ...how do you not fund police, and fire, and teachers, and schools in the midst of this crisis? ...If there was ever a time for you to put aside your pettiness and your partisanship and this political lens that you see the world through - Democrat and Republican, and we help Republicans but we don’t help Democrats - now is the time. (video)
In another clip, Cuomo pointed out that red states are more federally dependent than blue states: "New York puts in more money into the federal pot than it takes out. His state takes out more than it puts in. Sen. McConnell, who's getting bailed out here? It's your state that is living on the money that we generate. Your state is getting bailed out. Not my state."

"Forced" reopening

McConnell’s statements have provided a fuller picture of the Trump administration’s strategy to “reopen” the country - no matter the cost.
Tactic 1: Task force to reopen the country filled with prominent business leaders to pressure governors to lift mitigation measures.
Tactic 2: Mobilization of protests to give the appearance of a public revolting against mitigation measures.
Tactic 3: Starve the states into reopening. Politico reports that the White House opposes aid to states because it believes “if Congress keeps cutting checks for state and local governments, they will be disincentivized to open up their economies.” As we know, the president cannot order states to magicall “reopen,” but he can fiscally “starve” states into doing so. McConnell and other Republican lawmakers will be key to this strategy’s success.
As a key corollary to the three-prong strategy, Trump can shift blame for an increase in sickness and death to the task force, to Republicans in Congress, and to the governors. NY Mag outlined this plan in more detail.

How to reopen

Until a vaccine or another protective measure emerges, there is no scenario, epidemiologists agreed, in which it is safe for that many people to suddenly come out of hiding. If Americans pour back out in force, all will appear quiet for perhaps three weeks.
Then the emergency rooms will get busy again.
...The next two years will proceed in fits and starts, experts said. As more immune people get back to work, more of the economy will recover. But if too many people get infected at once, new lockdowns will become inevitable. To avoid that, widespread testing will be imperative. (NYT)
Experts agree that the U.S. cannot open until we have tripled the number of tests performed each day. Regardless of Trump’s false boast that “we’ve tested more than every other country in the world even put together” (video), the facts are that the U.S. is far behind the per capita testing rates of other nations.
National Governors Association: "Currently, the U.S. is able to test approximately 12.1 per 1,000 people. Germany has tested 20.9 per 1,000 people, Italy is testing 23.6 per 1,000, and Iceland is testing 125.6 per 1,000."
At the end of last week, VP Mike Pence and members of the coronavirus task force held a call with Senate Democrats that exploded onto social media. A source on the call said “almost every question is about testing and Dems not getting answers.” The normally mild-mannered Senator Angus King (I-Maine) called the lack of answers a “dereliction of duty,” adding “I have never been so mad about a phone call in my life.”
The call reportedly ended with Senators Schumer and Kaine asking Pence why the president was trying to incite division by tweeting “LIBERATE” Virginia, Minnesota, and Michigan. Pence defended Trump’s right to communicate with the people as he always has.
When asked about Sen. King’s recollection of the phone call, Trump said: “He’s not an independent, okay. Angus King is worse than any Democrat… that was totally staged.” (video)
Reminder: On March 21, the administration claimed that by the end of March “well over 28 million” tests would be available. In reality, it is nearing the end of April and Pence brags about 4 million tests having been conducted overall.

Other danger in reopening

Not only will reopening states too early put lives at danger, it will also push people afraid to work off unemployment, making them choose between their lives or their livelihood.
The Department of Labor’s website explicitly states that “voluntarily deciding to quit your job out of a general concern about exposure to COVID-19 does not make you eligible for [Pandemic Unemployment Assistance].” A Department of Labor spokesperson confirmed to VICE that employees cannot continue to collect pandemic unemployment insurance if they refuse to “return to work out of general safety concerns.”
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) confirmed this is a major concern:
“Republican governors are casting public health aside and forcing their states to ‘reopen’. The effects of these reckless decisions will trickle down to vulnerable workers, making them ineligible for pandemic unemployment assistance even though businesses may remain closed and customers may stay home because they’re afraid of getting sick. Everyone wants to find a new normal and get back to our lives, but pretending the crisis is over when it’s not over will make it much harder to contain the virus and for workers to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.”
When asked about the danger of employees and customers catching coronavirus from returning to work too early, White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said he’s not worried about it but companies should not be held responsible for any sickness and/or death:
“Businesses, particularly small businesses that don’t have massive resources, should not be held liable — should not be held to trial lawyers putting on false lawsuits that will probably be thrown out of court,” Kudlow told CNBC. “You have to give the businesses some confidence here that if something happens, and it may not be their fault — I mean, the disease is an infectious disease.”

More supply problems

Trump and the coronavirus task force have spent weeks avoiding responsibility for medical supply shortages by saying it is up to hospitals and governors to obtain the equipment on their own. Behind the scenes, however, the federal government has been seizing orders placed by local entities, stymying attempts to protect their frontline workers.
I have covered these seizures in previous editions of this newsletter. To save time and space, I won’t recount those again. The following are instances of seizures and general difficulties obtaining medical supplies that we learned of in the past week:
  • USA Today: George Gianforcaro, owner of Delaware-based Indutex USA, told the Daily News that the Federal Emergency Management Agency confiscated 400,000 masks in two imported shipments meant for his U.S. customers. He said the masks, which arrived in separate shipments on April 6 and April 19, are still being held at JFK Airport, apparently stranded in limbo as federal officials work out what to do next. “The product is just sitting on a loading dock at JFK. They want to charge me $3,000 a day to store it there. I said, ‘I’ll just come pick it up then.’ They said, ‘No, it’s not released.’”
    • Why is it taking so long to get the product released? Perhaps a clue is where Gianforcaro is sending the PPE: Michigan, whose governor Trump has publicly criticized. Earlier this month, the president even suggested that he wouldn’t approve Michigan’s request for a state of emergency declaration - unlocking crucial funds - because Gov. Whitmer wasn’t grateful enough.
  • TPM As a shipment of millions of KN95 protective masks were on their way to [a hospital system in] New Jersey from China in early April, federal agents were hatching a plan. The government deemed the mask shipment to be “critical supplies,” necessary for treating the COVID-19 crisis that was rapidly approaching its peak. HHS officials worked to get a Defense Production Act order which would give the government the authority to take possession of the materials… It was only after a seven-hour visit to the importer’s facility that the feds backed off.
  • It is not confirmed, but the above shipment aligns with the account of Dr. Andrew Artenstein, the chief physician executive of Baystate Health in Massachusetts, who had the same masks seized in the same way: After paying five-times the normal price for a shipment of KN95 respirator masks from China, he and four others met a dealer at a small airport “in the mid-Atlantic region,” where they executed their plan. “Two semi-trailer trucks, cleverly marked as food-service vehicles, met us at the warehouse. When fully loaded, the trucks would take two distinct routes back to Massachusetts to minimize the chances that their contents would be detained or redirected.”
  • CNN: Even inside nursing homes -- deemed a ground zero for the spread of coronavirus -- health care workers still don't have enough personal protective gear and the facilities can't get testing done quickly enough to effectively fight the virus… elderly care facilities continue to be hit so hard because testing, among other things, wasn't available. The entire state of Virginia had access to only 300 test kits at the start of March, he said.
  • WaPo: Nearly one-third of governors over the past week have said they lack sufficient coronavirus testing supplies to reopen their states… Among the testing supplies governors have said they are lacking are swabs and reagents. Some governors have called for the federal government to acquire and distribute testing supplies to the states amid a global shortage.
    • “We have the capacity to double or triple the number of tests that we are doing, but we need some of these supplies,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Sunday. “The reagents and the swabs are absolutely essential. … And so while our capabilities are there, these important supplies are not.”

The rightwing media

  • A new study from economists at the University of Chicago found that Sean Hannity helped spread the coronavirus: “Hannity’s viewers changed behavior in response to the virus later than other Fox News viewers… greater viewership of Hannity...is strongly associated with a greater number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the early stages of the pandemic.”
  • Forbes: Conservative and right-wing voices play an outsized role in spreading mis- and disinformation online about the coronavirus pandemic worldwide… The report also highlights a substantial overlap between right-wing voices promoting conspiracy theories and health misinformation.
  • WaPo: Unknown activists have posted nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly belonging to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and other groups working to combat the coronavirus pandemic… unable to verify whether the email addresses and passwords were authentic… [the information was] almost immediately used to foment attempts at hacking and harassment by far-right extremists.
    • Vice News: [The information] is circulating within a network of neo-Nazi extremists… The data dump and circulation appears to be an attempt at intimidating several of the leading government and non-governmental groups currently leading the fight against the worldwide coronavirus pandemic

States and protests

  • WaPo: The states that Trump wants to ‘liberate’ don’t pass the benchmarks he himself set
    • Video of Gov. Inslee’s reaction: "To have a president of the United States basically encourage insubordination, to encourage illegal activity — these orders actually are the law of these states… It is dangerous because it can inspire people to ignore things that actually can save their lives. And I don't know that there's another way to characterize it."
  • CNN: Georgia is reopening hair salons, gyms and bowling alleys despite a rise in coronavirus deaths statewide… Georgia should not even begin to reopen until June 22, according to the model by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, which assumes states will implement aggressive testing, contact tracing, isolation and crowd-size limits to prevent more infections.
    • Trump originally agreed with Gov. Kemp’s decision to reopen Georgia immediately. Task force members, including Dr. Fauci, tried to convince Trump that it was too early for the state to lift mitigation measures, but Trump did not listen. They then sent Dr. Deborah Birx, the panel's coordinator, to try to convince Trump to oppose Kemp’s move - which apparently was successful.
  • WaPo: On April 17, Florida reported a spike in new coronavirus cases: 1,413, the highest daily number yet, along with 58 deaths. That same day, Gov. Ron DeSantis told mayors and municipalities it was cool with him if they wanted to open a beach or two.
  • Milwaukee local news: Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature asked the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday to block an order from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration extending the safer-at-home order until May 26. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald...said the order is eroding the economy and liberty of people in the state.
    • Bloomberg: Liz Uihlein, who along with her husband rivals the Adelsons as GOP megadonors, emailed her employees to sign a petition to recall the governor of Wisconsin for violating their “constitutional right to work” with Covid-19 public health measures. The request bothered some staffers, in part because they consider Uihlein insufficiently supportive of work-from-home policies...The Uihleins, who are in their 70s, oppose unions and support small government...
  • ABC News: State health officials in Wisconsin said Tuesday that 19 people who have either voted in-person or worked at a polling site on election day have so far tested positive for COVID-19
  • WaPo: The anti-quarantine protests seem spontaneous. But behind the scenes, a powerful network is helping… it is also being amplified, and in some cases coordinated, by longtime conservative activists, whose robust operations were initially set up with help from Republican megadonors.
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2020.04.01 23:14 Denys_Picard Finally, Trump might have a Forecast Model of Covid-19 worth listening to

Finally, Trump might have a Forecast Model of Covid-19 worth listening to
Sunday March 27th, when President Trump decided to extend the social "containment" measures of distancing, he was listening to Deborah Brix, part of the Pence "action" team, presentation of data prepared by the Imperial College of London Covid action team under the leadership of Harvard educated British Historian Neil Ferguson. The same guy who gave us the ChinaAmerica lousy PBS documentary series concerning brainwashing its audience to the flavors of hybridizing China's socialist authoritarianism and America's fake bias centralized supply side socialism-capitalism just after the 2008-09 financial crisis.
This was the report with a catastrophic forecast of 1,5 to 2,2 million deaths in the USA and 500 thousand in the UK. The problem, is that last Thursday, march 26th, Neil Ferguson retracted his "Report 4" all together. Why is Deborah Brix still sticking to it. Neil Ferguson now predicts about 20 thousand deaths, or maybe less, for the UK.
I have spoken about the short comings of Imperial College forecast in a previous post, I won't extend here.
But, meanwhile, quietly, Dr. Redfield, director of the CDC, is following a different forecast. One produced by the Institute For Health Measures and Evaluation (IHME) which appears a lot less gloomy and which appears to me the most interesting construction yet of all the models I have read about in the current crisis. Reassuringly, while Dr Redfield is not camera shy, per se, he definitely is not a whore of the media, and this is probably why we don't give him the spotlight.
Yet, the newscasts only gave light to the Brix "proposition", leaving its audience in a state of panic. ABC News particularly, with it's fake preference of Christian Catholic relics of apparent superior values, is quick to spread any propaganda which may favor the Catholic nostalgic, with a touch of Irish and Italian genetics, of the Democratic party. It is an insult to our intelligence and insulting to listen to the irresponsibility they vomit every night on the TV screen.
Mrs Brix is somewhat of a Career Diplomat of humanitarian causes, physician Ambassador, and she apparently is stuffed with this cultural filling. She works for the State Department developing countries aisle, where she probably learned that the Mantra, if you want to perform and be appreciated, is : "...we need more, more, ...more right now". It might be an explanation for her preference of a "worst pandemic ever" scenario...
Why is the IHME model apparently so appealing. Because first of all, it is a model which builds the scenario state by state. The other model which has done this was the one which structured the NYTImes presentation of March 20th. Now, the IHME model was build as a forecast tool for the health care institutional needs of the nation. It was build around the Seasonal Influenza, where it had the ability to use empirical data because of the repetitive epidemiological nature of the seasonal influenza. It outperformed its peers in a CDC contest of best model in 2014-15, 2015-16 seasons. It uses deep state database of health institutions based on demographic profiles of each individual states to which it may add empirical behavior parameters of the influenza virus package of each year.
It was adapted to serve as a base for the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Its final curve of fatalities and hospital beds, ICU and Ventilator needs comes for the sum of each individual distribution of each state. It has therefore this of different, it does not offer a symmetric curve.
While have not finished reading its methodology, it is clear form looking at the data quickly that the distributions of each state vary in an important way, that is they offer different asymmetry and Kurtosis. And this indicates that it is not a generalized model, but a model customized to each state particularities, and this it is why it appears more realist and trustful as a model.
For example:

New Daily Fatalities: In Red you have the IHME distribution for Maine, in Blue that produced by Excel Random number generator, and in Grey my tentative drawing of a normal distribution.
The asymmetric coefficient for this distribution is 0,86 and the Kurtosis coefficient is 0,79. This indicates that their is a greater probability of events occurring to the right of the mean than to the left. The Kurtosis under 1 indicates that this distribution has fat tails, a greater probability that extreme events can happen than would otherwise indicate a normal distribution.
Take note that I make an adjustment to the Kurtosis from Excel by elimination its automatic fit to a Normal Distribution. This is the excel Formula:

I take away the last part of this equation which is an automatic assumption made by Excel of a Normal Distribution setting.
The Stable Distribution parameters are as follows, where the Kurtosis is between 0 and 2:

If one views these as adapted for the Normal Distribution: alpha is the Kurtosis, Beta the shape parameter Skewness, c would be sigma the Standard Deviation and the Mean is mu, the Location parameter (where the distribution is anchored along the data stream)
The Normal distribution is a special case of the Stable Distribution, its parent:

From wikipedia Stable Distribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stable_distribution
In this case, we now that this distribution is the result of taking age demographic of Maine, with a specific window of age demographics, Further, much of Maine is rural and with low density. Maine has also a high level of unstructured lands, which means people inhabiting spaces where no local authority exist administratively, which indicate that both clinics and hospitals are far away and people frequent them on a less habitual way.
If you compare to the distribution obtained for New-York, you will see the difference:

New Daily Fatalities: This is the Distribution for New York State Fatalities. As we can see it is more Symmetric and has a high Kurtosis.

New York This information is crucial to decision makers for the attribution of resources.
It also indicates that in an emergency, New York From IHME Estimations:
State Number of days Population in Millions Total Number of Fatalities Dates
California 96 39,5 4301 March 10 to June 14
New York 55 19,5 15544 March 14 to May 8
Texas 96 29 4547 March 17 to June 21
Florida 101 21,5 6763 March 14 to June 23
This is why this model should be Trump's reference in terms of decision making concerning social measures and decision which affect or influence distribution of resources.
New York suffers mostly in the Greater New York area, where the city is vertical, high density, readily accessible services, maybe some arrogance, and probably panic set by media coverage. How could this be alleviated in a short time?...it's difficult.
Interestingly, we could compare other states to help us identify what could be the cause of such different outcomes. If we compare New Hampshire to Maine, they have very much in common, including a border, Low density, low and identical populations.
Ne Hampshire ends up with an estimated potential 340 deaths while Maine has 3,005...a 10 fold difference.
Lets look at characteristics of both states (I won
Characteristic New Hampshire Maine
Population 1,333,000 1,329,000
Median age 43 45
Density / (sq mi) 148 43
Best Hospitals (in rank US) 29 25
Best Nursing Homes 22 2
Best Medicare Service 43 3
Total Estimated Fatalities 340 3005
(PS: these data were from the March 29th available at IHME, Maine Total Projected Deaths have been revised down to 368 on the April 2nd data. I guess I was prudent when I commented I was perplexed about this one)
Here, we can put both distributions one against the other, we can see their difference, but they don
https://preview.redd.it/odwgbkve9aq41.jpg?width=1178&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7925e8bb78300c63e21f3c8c9fa916411fd55a39
New Hampshire has a bit of Asymmetry and is Leptokurtic, but a lot less than New York. New Hampshire really looks like it has been computer generated because the Max is so low, but this is not a nuisance on the information. The only conclusion one can draw is that Maine people are late to get health services when they have the flu...will this be different for Covid-19?
I don't have any answer for this one, and it is perplexing. But this is what a good model helps you to identify. It helps you ask yourself the good questions, and if you don't have the answer, it helps you in directing where you should go to find the answer....Could it be just the distances to services? New Hampshire has Concord readily available quickly to a majority of its citizens except for those in the North, but these can reach Burlington VT for services quite easily.
Interestingly, it is the most informed of model, and this is why it's confidence interval is so large: It was expecting, as of March 31st, a total of 84,000 deaths, with a 95% CI between 32,000 and 156,000. It is the lease pesimist of any of the projections covered by the main stream media. The forecast evolves on a continuous nasis, so new information is fed continually and can be followed at: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projectionshttps://covid19.healthdata.org/projections
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April 2nd
A little addendum on Canadian bad breath corruption having intercourse with organized crime concerning the Coronavirus crisis. Fox news had an article meant to create political international discord this morning explaining that the lower death rate in China was part of a conspiracy...it is the last thing we need. Interestingly, everytime I put posts on any news website, they are usually censored unless feminists believe it promotes feminism. This morning someone erased my post without any explanation. The article: Trump says he can’t confirm China’s coronavirus case numbers, warns of 'horrific' days to come
My Comment erased by "feminist" authorities":
I am not sure it is intelligent to get into this kind of debate right now. There is already enough political noise in the situation, why make it worse. The 'intelligence' person(s) whom are making these advance should shut up for a while. China was quick to tell the WHO about the possibility of a pandemic virus. It did so on December 31st. 2 days earlier, it started communicate with international labs to help decode the virus as quickly as possible. It made an official statement which confirmed SARS-CoV2 on Jan 7th. The Intel people should also understand that there is genetic sensitivity variance or vulnerability in these kinds of pandemic. If you consult WHO database, you will notice that for instance, they allow themselves to profile general ethnicity profiles (africanoid, Caucasian, Australoid, Mongoloid, etc...) against people affected by H1N1 for example. In you can see that vulnerabilities appear to differ. Further, in the China CDC weekly magazine, you can see a monthly report of infectious disease status. In the latest for the month of January, there was for the seasonal influenza almost 1 million cases and only 108 fatalities...that is very low compared to the regular US count. http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/db88ff80-80dd-4d7d-9210-4e097b9e9591
By the way, this apparent asymmetric immunity may be due to life-style choices, and not pure genetic differentiation. The Western world (largely Caucasian) has adopted, over the past century, a very strict hygiene standard for its food chain, which may be better in terms of sanitation, but makes our immune reflexes and preparedness weaker. If the theory of antigenic cross-immunity proves right (antigenic Thrift model: (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC36/78325 ) ; (antigenic thrift, a term apparently coined by Edward (Edddy) Holmes, Columbia Univ.) than it would easily explain why, for example, China has a lot less casualties proportionally than the USA. They have exposed themselves with greater risk individually to more pathogens in their daily diet than we do, and therefore have built collectively more immuno-protection.
Not to be neglected either, is that China appear to have been able to largely contain the infection to the Hubai province, were the population is only 60 million compared to US's 335 million."
Makes you wonder how corrupt Canada, of which I am a resident with dual citizenship (Cad and USA) has in terms of values....they want Biden so much, they will kill children to defeat Trump if they have to to win...Canada's deep state, together with organized crime, spies on my every move on the internet and in the streets...
Just quickly, EC Holmes is a virologist from the University of Columbia. He apparently coined the expression "Antigenic Thrift". He might have done so colloquially, because I cannot find among his own literature were he first said it. But a team of researchers whom developed on the concept of cross-immunity, set around the possibility of universal epitopes shared by virus of similar class but of different strains quote him : "...This model—which we will henceforward refer to as the "antigenic thrift" model (as suggested by Eddie Holmes)—departs from the conventional "antigenic drift" hypothesis in a number of important ways..." ( Wikramaratna PS, Sandeman M, Recker M, Gupta S. 2013; The antigenic evolution of influenza: drift or thrift? Phil Trans R Soc B 368: 20120200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2012.0200).
It was further revisited by: A naturally protective epitope of limited variability as an influenza vaccine target; 2018; Craig P. Thompson, José Lourenço, Adam A. Walters, Uri Obolski, Matthew Edmans, Duncan S. Palmer, Kreepa Kooblall, George W. Carnell, Daniel O’Connor , Thomas A. Bowden, Oliver G. Pybus, Andrew J. Pollard, Nigel J. Temperton, Teresa Lambe, Sarah C. Gilbert & Sunetra Gupta
"...We show that a cohort of young children exhibit natural immunity to a set of historical influenza strains which they could not have previously encountered and that this is partially mediated through the epitope. Furthermore, vaccinating mice with these epitope conformations can induce immunity to human H1N1 influenza strains that have circulated since 1918. The identification of epitopes of limited variability offers a mechanism by which a universal influenza vaccine can be created; these vaccines would also have the potential to protect against emerging influenza strains." NATURE COMMUNICATIONS DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06228-8
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2020.03.25 09:57 alexander_sideris A list of active startup investors during this pandemic.

I went through every single funding round of February, which is when this pandemic started, and collected information for hundreds of investors.
I do this every month, so I’ll do it for March as well when this month ends, I think that will be even more interesting..
So far I didn’t see any major difference in February’s numbers compared to January’s.
The list contains ~200 investors. You can copy paste the output below and create a CSV file. Then, you can import it into Google Sheets, Airtable, whatever. It’s super easy.

Investor Name,Investor Description,Investor Type,Investor Location,Investment Activity,Last Investment Date,Last Investment Industry,Last Investment Stage,Last Investment Amount,Investor LinkedIn,Investor Twitter,Investor Email
Jaffray Woodriff,"Angel Investor located in Charlottesville, VA",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Advertising,Pre-Seed,$0.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaffraywoodriff,https://twitter.com/JaffrayW,(Removed from this list)
Nat Goldhaber,Nat is the resident expert on mobile technology with a broad interest in areas such as mobile payments and social networking. His focus on t...,Partner,United States,Low,February 2020,eSports,Pre-Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/natgoldhaber,https://twitter.com/natgoldhaber,(Removed from this list)
Amy Morhaime,"Amy Morhaime - Sr. Global Director, Blizzard Esports @ Blizzard Entertainment",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,eSports,Pre-Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-morhaime-76326b/,https://twitter.com/amyjchen,(Removed from this list)
Alex Poon,Alex Poon is a Co-founder and General Partner at UP2398.,Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,eSports,Pre-Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexpoon,,(Removed from this list)
Chris Sang,"General Partner, Chief Technology Officer, Venture Advisor, Global Angel Investor",Angel,Australia,Moderate,February 2020,eSports,Pre-Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/csang,,(Removed from this list)
Albert Lee,"Albert Lee is co-founders of MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people improve their health. Over the course of his career, Alb...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,eSports,Pre-Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mralbertlee,https://twitter.com/albertlee,(Removed from this list)
Jon Runyan,"Jon Runyan is Okta's General Counsel. As GC, Jon oversees all of the company's legal affairs worldwide. In addition to running the legal dep...",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Finance,Seed,$6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-runyan-3868a6/,https://twitter.com/jtrunyan,(Removed from this list)
Abhinav Chhikara,Abhinav Chhikara - UI/UX Designer & Co-founder @ Lisn App,Angel,India,Low,February 2020,Education,Seed,$0.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhinavchhikara,https://twitter.com/abnux,(Removed from this list)
Ellen Levy,"Ellen is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, working with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovatio...",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Artificial Intelligence,Seed,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellenlevy/,https://twitter.com/EllenLevy,(Removed from this list)
Didier Elzinga,"Didier previously co-founded technical academy award winning Rising Sun Research and is non-executive director at Tourism Australia, the Atl...",Angel,Australia,Moderate,February 2020,Consumer Research,Seed,$2.7M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/didierelzinga,https://twitter.com/didierelzinga,(Removed from this list)
Thomas Reardon,"Prior to joining WestView Capital Partners, Tom Reardon was a Director at CIBC Capital Partners, a private equity firm with $1.5 billion und...",Partner,United States,Low,February 2020,Artificial Intelligence,Seed,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-reardon-1a7734/,,(Removed from this list)
Saurabh Srivastava,"Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. He founded and chaired IIS Infotech ...",Angel,India,Moderate,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/saurabhsrivastava101,,(Removed from this list)
Daniel Gross,"Daniel Gross is an entrepreneur and investor. Daniel was born in Israel. He founded a company called Cue, an AI-powered search engine. Cue ...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Analytics,Seed,$3.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/dg271,https://twitter.com/danielgross,(Removed from this list)
Shervin Pishevar,"Shervin Pishevar is a Managing Director at Sherpa Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm he co-founded with Scott Stanford in M...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Finance,Seed,$6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/shervinpishevar,https://twitter.com/shervin,(Removed from this list)
Greg Brockman,"Greg Brockman is the Co-founder and Chairman of OpenAI. He was formerly the CTO of Stripe, a leading Silicon Valley startup.",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Analytics,Seed,$3.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/thegdb/,https://twitter.com/gdb,(Removed from this list)
Krishna Visvanathan,Krishna Visvanathan was a Partner at DFJ Esprit from October 2009 to April 2015. Krishna has been a Venture Capital investor for over 10 yea...,Partner,United Kingdom,Moderate,February 2020,Retail Technology,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishnavisvanathan/,https://twitter.com/krishnav,(Removed from this list)
Mattias Danielsson,"Previously with Accenture, co-founder and CEO of Tradera (acquired by eBay), co-founder of Avito.ru. M.Sc. in Economics and Business, Stockh...",Angel,Sweden,Moderate,February 2020,Voice,Seed,$1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattias-danielsson-187950/,,(Removed from this list)
Amit Ranjan,"Amit heads the team that is building SlideShare. Amit has a previous background in product marketing, sales & consumer research. His last...",Angel,India,High,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitranjanprofile,https://twitter.com/amitranjan,(Removed from this list)
Shishir Mehrotra,"Mr. Shishir Mehrotra is a Director of Spotify Technology S.A. since June 13, 2017 and served as Strategic Advisor to the Chief Executive Off...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Artificial Intelligence,Seed,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/shishirmehrotra,https://twitter.com/shishirmehrotra,(Removed from this list)
Prakash Ramamurthy,Prakash is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience leading product strategy and technology vision in startups and high growth ...,Partner,United States,Low,February 2020,Broadcasting,Seed,$1.2M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/prakashramamurthy/,,(Removed from this list)
Kyle Porter,"Kyle Porter is the co-founder and CEO of SalesLoft. SalesLoft generated explosive growth over the past two years, serving over 1,200 clients...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Robotics,Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleporter,https://twitter.com/kyleporter,(Removed from this list)
Scott Sage,Scott co-founded Crane,Partner,United Kingdom,Moderate,February 2020,Retail Technology,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottsage,https://twitter.com/scott_sage,(Removed from this list)
Kevin Hartz,"Kevin is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Eventbrite and an EIR & Venture Partner at Founders Fund. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin was Co-Fo...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Education,Seed,$3.2M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/hartz/,https://twitter.com/kevinhartz,(Removed from this list)
Justin Alanis,Justin is the CEO of Rentlytics. He and Phil started the Company with the goal of harnessing the vast amounts of data within the multifamily...,Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Commercial Insurance,Seed,$2.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinalanis,https://twitter.com/justinralanis,(Removed from this list)
Manan Maheshwari,"Manan is a analytical and detail-oriented team player with a focus on creative problem solving, innovation, cross functional team work, cust...",Angel,India,Low,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mananmaheshwari/,https://twitter.com/m_manan,(Removed from this list)
Pei-fu Hsieh,"Pei-fu Hsieh is a venture partner at 01vc, focusing on investment opportunities in Southeast Asia. Pei-fu brings to 01VC extensive investmen...",Angel,India,Low,February 2020,Developer APIs,Seed,$1.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/pei-fu-hsieh-a214b24/,,(Removed from this list)
Kunal Shah,Kunal Shah is the founder and CEO of CRED. Kunal Shah graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wilson College in Mumbai an...,Angel,India,High,February 2020,Developer APIs,Seed,$1.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/kunalshah1/,https://twitter.com/kunalb11,(Removed from this list)
Steli Efti,"Steli is CEO and Co-Founder of Close.io (a platform that makes calls, sends emails, and conveniently automatically tracks all activity) and ...",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Podcast,Seed,$2M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti,https://twitter.com/steli,(Removed from this list)
Julia Hartz,Julia Hartz hopes to inspire people to live more by building the world's largest marketplace of live experiences. Since founding Eventbr...,Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Education,Seed,$3.2M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliahartz/,https://twitter.com/juliahartz,(Removed from this list)
Matt Lowe,"Mr. Lowe co-founded Swift Straw Il, LLC in October 2011, serving as Chief Executive Officer. His vision and leadership has elevated Swift St...",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Robotics,Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattloweceo/,https://twitter.com/MattSwiftstraw,(Removed from this list)
Louis Beryl,"3X Founder of Earnest, SolidEnergy, and now working on the next one. Formerly a16z and YC. Active angel investor and board member.",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Insurance,Seed,$2.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisberyl/,https://twitter.com/louisberyl,(Removed from this list)
Eric Ries,Eric Ries is the founder and CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE). The LTSE is building a new national securities exchange designed to...,Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Cloud Infrastructure,Seed,$6.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/eries/,https://twitter.com/ericries,(Removed from this list)
Phil Venables,Phil Venables,Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Cyber Security,Seed,$4.1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/philvenables/,https://twitter.com/philvenables,(Removed from this list)
Rafael Garrido,Rafael Garrido is a Co-Founder at eShop Ventures.,Angel,Spain,Low,February 2020,SaaS,Seed,$0.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafagarrido/,https://twitter.com/rafaelgarrido,(Removed from this list)
Christian Reber,Christian Reber​ is the founder and CEO of Pitch. The German entrepreneur previously founded the award-winning to-do app Wunderlist. After i...,Angel,Germany,Moderate,February 2020,Podcast,Seed,$2M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianrebe,https://twitter.com/christianreber,(Removed from this list)
James Beshara,"James has been pushing the group-funding envelope since 2007. Before co-founding Crowdtilt, he studied Development Economics in undergra...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Health Care,Seed,$1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjbeshara/,https://twitter.com/jamesbeshara,(Removed from this list)
Allen Graber,"Allen has been instrumental in starting, growing, investing in and profitably exiting Internet and software companies for over a decade. ...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Robotics,Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/allengraber,https://twitter.com/agraber,(Removed from this list)
JD Ross,JD is a co-founder focused on developing better experiences for home sellers and buyers. He has led the company’s growth team and product te...,Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Commercial Insurance,Seed,$2.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/justindylanross,https://twitter.com/justindross,(Removed from this list)
Abhishant Pant,Abhishant Pant is a Mumbai based Fintech expert and has more than a decade of hands-on experience of payments landscape. He has spoken ab...,Angel,India,Moderate,February 2020,Developer APIs,Seed,$1.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhishantpant/,https://twitter.com/abhishantpant,(Removed from this list)
Hubert Thieblot,"Hubert Thieblot founded Curse, Inc. in 2005 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer.",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Developer Platform,Seed,$3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/hubertthieblot,https://twitter.com/hthieblot,(Removed from this list)
Marc Jalabert,Marc Jalabert,Angel,France,Moderate,February 2020,Artificial Intelligence,Seed,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcjalabert/,https://twitter.com/marcjalabert,(Removed from this list)
Daniel Dines,"Daniel Dines is Co-founder and CEO of UiPath, the fastest growing and leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI software w...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Event Management,Seed,$6.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieldines/,https://twitter.com/danieldines,(Removed from this list)
Greg Badros,Greg is a well respected technology leader in the valley. Over the last 10 years he has held senior leadership positions at Facebook and Goo...,Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Artificial Intelligence,Seed,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/badros/,,(Removed from this list)
John Bonten,"John Bonten actively invests in various startups including Calm, Atoms, HeadSpin, Outdoor Voices, and more. He is a former member of a small...",Angel,The Netherlands,Moderate,February 2020,Music,Seed,$2.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbonten/,https://twitter.com/johnbonten,(Removed from this list)
Jonathan Benhamou,"Jonathan Benhamou Co-Founded PeopleDoc, a leading provider of cloud-based HR Service Delivery solutions, in 2007 in France. In 2014, Jonath...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Internet,Seed,$3.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jonathan-benhamou/9/279/7a6,https://twitter.com/johnbenhamou,(Removed from this list)
Amrish Rau,"As the CEO of PayU India, India’s leading digital payment solution providers, B. Amrish Rau is at the forefront of driving digital transform...",Angel,India,High,February 2020,Developer APIs,Seed,$1.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/amrish-rau-4158339,https://twitter.com/amrishrau,(Removed from this list)
Rudy Karsan,Rudy Karsan is a technology entrepreneur and investor. Nothing excites him more than a great idea and a stellar team of executors who he can...,Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Financial Services,Seed,$10.1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudykarsan/,https://twitter.com/rudykarsan?lang=en,(Removed from this list)
Sidharth Rao,"Entrepreneur since 1998. Proud founder of a couple of really spectacular internet businesses in India. And then, at least 2x number of equal...",Angel,India,Moderate,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidharthrao,https://twitter.com/sidharthrao,(Removed from this list)
Gokul Rajaram,"Gokul Rajaram is the product engineering lead at Square, the commerce company based in San Francisco, CA, that offers local businesses a ful...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Video,Seed,$2.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/gokulrajaram1/,https://twitter.com/gokulr,(Removed from this list)
Ritesh Malik,"A medical doctor, who sold his startup Alive App to The Bennett and Coleman Group (Times of India) in 2013, has been instrumental in buildin...",Angel,India,Moderate,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-ritesh-malik/a/a87/877,https://twitter.com/drriteshmalik,(Removed from this list)
Clément Buyse,Clément Buyse - COO & Co-Founder @ PeopleDoc,Angel,France,Moderate,February 2020,Internet,Seed,$3.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/clementbuyse/,https://twitter.com/cbuyse,(Removed from this list)
Kevin Lin,"Lin is the COO of Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. He was instrumental in the 2011 launch of the ...",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Developer Platform,Seed,$3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinlin3/,https://twitter.com/vinlin,(Removed from this list)
Sunil Chhaya,"Sunil is a Vice President at NextWorld Capital, an enterprise focused venture capital firm focused on investing in Series A & B companies. H...",Partner,United States,Low,February 2020,Artificial Intelligence,Seed,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunil-chhaya-2a187030/,https://twitter.com/sunilchhaya,(Removed from this list)
Jesper Theil Thomsen,Jesper Theil Thomsen is the co-founder and CEO of SoundBoks.,Angel,Denmark,Low,February 2020,Music,Seed,$2.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesper-theil-thomsen-9a08019b/,,(Removed from this list)
Paul Veugen,"Builder: Teams, product, engineering, and design. Founder of one of the first all-day activity trackers for the iPhone Human (acquired by ...",Angel,Netherlands,Low,February 2020,Fitness,Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/pveugen,https://twitter.com/pveugen,(Removed from this list)
Matt Clifford,Matt co-founded EF after being a consultant at McKinsey & Co. Prior to EF Matt spent his time studying at MIT fuelled by an obsession with R...,Partner,United Kingdom,Moderate,February 2020,Retail Technology,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcliffordef/,https://twitter.com/matthewclifford,(Removed from this list)
Jitendra Gupta,"Jitendra was Founder and CEO of Citrus Pay, a leading digital payments company in India. Post acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers, he leads...",Angel,India,High,February 2020,Developer APIs,Seed,$1.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/guptajiten,https://twitter.com/guptajiten,(Removed from this list)
Tim Draper,"Timothy Draper is founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim's original suggestion to use ""viral marke...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Blockchain,Seed,$1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothydraper,https://twitter.com/TimDraper,(Removed from this list)
Matt MacInnis,"Matt MacInnis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inkling Systems, the world’s first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content.",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Commercial Insurance,Seed,$2.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/macinnis,https://twitter.com/stanine,(Removed from this list)
Niloo R. Howe,Niloo Howe is the Chief Strategy Officer at RSA. She was previously Chief Strategy Officer of Endgame. She has a quarter century of expe...,Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Cyber Security,Seed,$4.1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/niloofarhowe/,https://twitter.com/NiloofarHowe,(Removed from this list)
Christian Heinrich,Christian Heinrich is the Co-Founder of Scoutbee.,Angel,Germany,Low,February 2020,Document Management,Seed,$4.6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-christian-heinrich-79ab3437/,,(Removed from this list)
Carlos Gonzalez- Cadenas,Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas is Chief Product and Technology Officer (CPO/CTO) at GoCardless.,Angel,United Kingdom,Moderate,February 2020,Event Management,Seed,$6.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosgonzalezcadenas/,https://twitter.com/gonzalezcarlos,(Removed from this list)
Moritz Zimmermann,Moritz co-founded hybris in 1997 with an idea for a highly innovative packaged e-commerce application that has now evolved into a leading pl...,Angel,Germany,Low,February 2020,Document Management,Seed,$4.6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/moritzzimmermann/,https://twitter.com/moritzzimmerman,(Removed from this list)
Sky Dayton,"Sky has a long history as a successful entrepreneur in the Internet industry, having founded, co-founded, and helped build companies with a ...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Finance,Seed,$6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/skydayton/,https://twitter.com/skydayton,(Removed from this list)
Elad Gil,"Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies including AirBnB, Pinterest, Square, an...",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Analytics,Seed,$3.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/eladgil,https://twitter.com/eladgil,(Removed from this list)
Fabian Heinrich,Fabian Heinrich is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Scoutbee.,Angel,Germany,Low,February 2020,Document Management,Seed,$4.6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabianheinrich,,(Removed from this list)
Ilkka Paananen,"Ilkka Paananen is the CEO and co-founder of Supercell, the Helsinki-based mobile games developer behind Clash of Clans and Hay Day. In Octob...",Partner,Finland,Moderate,February 2020,Event Management,Seed,$6.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilkkapaananen/,https://twitter.com/ipaananen,(Removed from this list)
Vlad Ionescu,Full Stack Marketer and Growth Hacking at UiPath,Angel,Romania,Moderate,February 2020,Digital Marketing,Seed,$0.8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladionescu/,https://twitter.com/vladdione,(Removed from this list)
Clarke Miyasaki,"Clarke has a history of success in start-up and early-stage investment environments. Most recently, Clarke served as the Global Vice Presid...",Partner,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Consumer Electronics,Seed,$4.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/pub/clarke-miyasaki/2/b47/723,https://twitter.com/cmiyasaki,(Removed from this list)
Jeff Danley,"Jeff is a founder and Managing Partner of Peak Capital Partners, LLC and is responsible for managing the firm’s activities throughout the Un...",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Consumer Electronics,Seed,$4.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-danley/0/736/b83,https://twitter.com/jeffdanley1,(Removed from this list)
Meghna Agarwal,Meghna Agarwal - Co Founder @ IndiQube,Angel,India,Low,February 2020,Building Material,Seed,$1.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghna-agarwal-13685a/,,(Removed from this list)
Hemanshu Jain,Hemanshu Jain is a Founder at Preggers.,Angel,India,Low,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/hemanshujain,https://twitter.com/hemanshujain,(Removed from this list)
Aakash Goel,"Aakash Goel is a Vice President with BVP India in Mumbai. He has ~8 years of experience across investing, consulting and entrepreneurship. ...",Partner,India,Low,February 2020,Building Material,Seed,$1.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/aakashgoel/,,(Removed from this list)
Des Traynor,"Des is the Co-Founder of Intercom, the platform for all customer interaction needs from marketing to support to product development. Previou...",Angel,Ireland,Moderate,February 2020,Event Management,Seed,$6.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/destraynor,https://twitter.com/destraynor,(Removed from this list)
Nicholas Shekerdemian,Nicholas Shekerdemian is the co-founder and executive chairman at Headstart.,Angel,United Kingdom,Low,February 2020,Music,Seed,$2.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/nshekerdemian/,https://twitter.com/nshekerdemian,(Removed from this list)
Scooter Braun,"Scooter Braun is one of the entertainment industry’s biggest entrepreneurs and innovators and the founder of SB Projects, a diversified ente...",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Developer Platform,Seed,$3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/scooterbraun,https://twitter.com/scooterbraun,(Removed from this list)
Andrey Khusid,Andrey Khusid is the CEO and founder of Miro.,Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Event Management,Seed,$6.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/khusid,https://twitter.com/Khusya,(Removed from this list)
Shankar Narayanan,Shankar Narayanan is a Managing Director advising leading growth capital investments in India. He is based in Mumbai. Since joining Carly...,Angel,India,Moderate,February 2020,Health Care,Seed,$1.1M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/shankar-narayanan-m-ab65ba7,,(Removed from this list)
Mike Lee,"Mike Lee is Co-Founder of MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people improve their health. Prior to founding MyFitnessPal, M...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Fitness,Seed,$3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeslee28,https://twitter.com/mikeslee,(Removed from this list)
Renaud Visage,"Renaud Visage is the technical co-founder & CTO of Eventbrite, the largest live experience platform in the world by the number of events and...",Angel,France,Moderate,February 2020,Internet,Seed,$3.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/renaudvisage,https://twitter.com/renaudvisage,(Removed from this list)
Vikram Chachra,Vikram Chachra - Co-Founder & COO @ Eight Capital,Angel,India,Moderate,February 2020,Developer APIs,Seed,$1.4M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/vchachra,https://twitter.com/lemonandice,(Removed from this list)
Anand Chandrasekaran,"Anand brings a passion for product, deep mobile ecosystem expertise, and entrepreneurial success to Storm. He currently drives mobile produc...",Angel,India,High,February 2020,Video,Seed,$2.5M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandc/,https://twitter.com/anandc,(Removed from this list)
Naval Ravikant,Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as part of Shopping.com) and V...,Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Finance,Seed,$6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/navalr,https://twitter.com/naval,(Removed from this list)
Alok Mittal,"He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Master's degree in Com...",Partner,India,High,February 2020,Content,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/alok-mittal-590a/,https://twitter.com/alokmittal001,(Removed from this list)
Michael Pennington,One of the UK's leading tech angel investors. Active seed and pre-seed stage angel investor in UK based disruptive tech. Prefers businesses ...,Angel,United Kingdom,High,February 2020,Retail Technology,Seed,$0.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-pennington-35b2a71,https://twitter.com/PenningtonM,(Removed from this list)
Jim Breyer,"Jim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Breyer Capital since July 2006. Co-Chairman at IDG Capital, Jim is Founder and CEO of Brey...",Partner,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Commercial Real Estate,Series A,$8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-breyer-361900b2/,https://twitter.com/jimihendrixlive,(Removed from this list)
James Tamplin,"James has founded 4 startups. His last one, Firebase, was acquired by Google, where he leads product for Firebase as a part of Google Cloud ...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Cloud Infrastructure,Series A,$9.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamest/,https://twitter.com/jamestamplin,(Removed from this list)
Nick Green,"Nick is the co-founder and co-CEO of Thrive Market, an online wholesale buying club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable ...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Manufacturing,Series A,$9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasgreen,,(Removed from this list)
David Helgason,"David is a technologist, the founder of Unity Technologies, non-exec director to others, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for crea...",Partner,Denmark,High,February 2020,Financial Services,Series A,$6.6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhelgason,https://twitter.com/davidhelgason,(Removed from this list)
Sam Lambert,Sam Lambert is the Director of Systems at GitHub. He is an experienced engineer that focuses on growing the technical organization responsib...,Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Cloud Infrastructure,Series A,$9.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/isamlambert/,https://twitter.com/isamlambert,(Removed from this list)
Matt Price,"Matt is responsible for growing and supporting the Zendesk customer community in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since starting his caree...",Angel,United States,Low,February 2020,Analytics,Series A,$8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/growthspecialist/,https://twitter.com/_matt_price,(Removed from this list)
Brian Pokorny,"Brian Pokorny is a General Partner of SV Angel. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch. Dai...",Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Apps,Series A,$8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/brpokorny/,https://twitter.com/brianp,(Removed from this list)
Michael Mignano,Michael Mignano - Co-Founder and CEO @ Anchor,Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Advertising,Series A,$6M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmignano/,https://twitter.com/mignano,(Removed from this list)
Felix Ruiz,"Félix Ruiz, founder of Tuenti and president of Jobandtalent. He has invested in startups Jobandtalent, Syltek, Vitcord, Fudeat, Glovo or Dep...",Angel,Spain,Moderate,February 2020,Content,Series A,$4.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-ruiz-hernandez-694ba113/,https://twitter.com/felixruiz,(Removed from this list)
Kunal Bahl,"Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India's largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also w...",Angel,India,High,February 2020,Fleet Management,Series A,$8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/kunalbahl,https://twitter.com/1kunalbahl,(Removed from this list)
Taavet Hinrikus,"Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, s...",Partner,United Kingdom,High,February 2020,Fitness,Series A,$10M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/taavethinrikus,https://twitter.com/taavet,(Removed from this list)
Eric Roza,"Eric led the transformation of Datalogix into the marketing industry’s leading big data company, culminating in its sale to Oracle in Januar...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Developer APIs,Series A,$10.3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericroza,https://twitter.com/rozaeric,(Removed from this list)
Ambarish Raghuvanshi,"Ambarish Raghuvanshi has studied at St Xaviers’ College, Calcutta where he pursued and received a Bachelors degree in Commerce, with Honours...",Partner,India,Moderate,February 2020,B2B,Series A,$3M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/ambarish-raghuvanshi-9b7720,,(Removed from this list)
Bobby Goodlatte,Angel investor in 40+ startups. Early product designer at u/Facebook & former Designer in Residence at u/Greylock Partners,Partner,United States,High,February 2020,Apps,Series A,$8M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbygoodlatte,https://twitter.com/rsg,(Removed from this list)
Sachin Sinha,"Engineer, Entrepreneur, passionate about data, ML and AI. Author of one of the fastest and robust NoSQL databases, BangDB and founder of IQL...",Angel,India,Low,February 2020,Payments,Series A,$8M,https://in.linkedin.com/in/sachinsi,https://twitter.com/sachin_sinha1,(Removed from this list)
Jen Rubio,"Jen Rubio is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Away, a global lifestyle brand that’s working to transform the entire travel experien...",Angel,United States,Moderate,February 2020,Manufacturing,Series A,$9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenrubio/,https://twitter.com/jennifer,(Removed from this list)
Michael Stoppelman,"Michael joined Yelp in 2007 as a software engineer to help to rebuild the search engine. Over the years, Michael was promoted to more senior...",Angel,United States,High,February 2020,Cloud Infrastructure,Series A,$9.9M,https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelstoppelman/,https://twitter.com/stopman,(Removed from this list)

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2020.03.20 23:37 Argall The April 2020 Criterion Channel Bundles

The April Bundles:
Wednesday, April 1 Toshiro Mifune Turns 100 Featuring a new introduction by critic Imogen Sara Smith and the 2015 documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai
Akira Kurosawa once said, “The ordinary Japanese actor might need ten feet of film to get across an impression. Toshiro Mifune needed only three feet.” However, the filmmaker certainly gave Mifune—born on April 1, 1920—a lot of space: over the course of sixteen indelible collaborations, the actor and the director created some of the most dynamic characters ever put on-screen, all marked by an explosive physicality, live-wire intensity, and surprising tenderness. Discovered by Kurosawa during an open audition at Toho Studios, Mifune would go on to inhabit a wide variety of roles—from gangsters to samurai to salarymen—in the director’s greatest films, masterpieces like Stray Dog, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, The Bad Sleep Well, and High and Low. Further cementing his status as an icon of Japanese cinema with his commanding turns in classics by Kenji Mizoguchi, Keisuke Kinoshita, and Hiroshi Inagaki, Mifune left behind a formidable legacy as one of the most electrifying performers of the twentieth century. Snow Trail, Senkichi Taniguchi, 1947 Drunken Angel, Akira Kurosawa, 1948 Stray Dog, Akira Kurosawa, 1949 Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa, 1950 Wedding Ring, Keisuke Kinoshita, 1950 Scandal, Akira Kurosawa, 1950 The Idiot, Akira Kurosawa, 1951 The Life of Oharu, Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952 Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa, 1954 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, Hiroshi Inagaki, 1954 Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, Hiroshi Inagaki, 1955 I Live in Fear, Akira Kurosawa, 1955 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island, Hiroshi Inagaki, 1956 The Lower Depths, Akira Kurosawa, 1957 Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa, 1957 The Hidden Fortress, Akira Kurosawa, 1958 Muhomatsu, the Rickshaw Man, Hiroshi Inagaki, 1958 The Bad Sleep Well, Akira Kurosawa, 1960 Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa, 1961 Sanjuro, Akira Kurosawa, 1962 High and Low, Akira Kurosawa, 1963 Red Beard, Akira Kurosawa, 1965 The Sword of Doom, Kihachi Okamoto, 1966 Samurai Rebellion, Masaki Kobayashi, 1967 Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo, Kihachi Okamoto, 1970 Red Sun, Terence Young, 1971 Mifune: The Last Samurai, Steven Okazaki, 2015
Wednesday, April 1 Europa Europa: Criterion Collection Edition #985
As World War II splits Europe, sixteen-year-old German Jew Salomon (Marco Hofschneider) is separated from his family after fleeing with them to Poland, and finds himself reluctantly assuming various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness. He is bounced from a Soviet orphanage, where he plays a dutiful Stalinist, to the Russian front, where he hides in plain sight as an interpreter for the German army, and back to his home country, where he takes on his most dangerous role: a member of the Hitler Youth. Based on the real-life experiences of Salomon Perel, Agnieszka Holland’s wartime tour de force Europa Europa is a breathless survival story told with the verve of a comic adventure, an ironic refutation of the Nazi idea of racial purity, and a complex portrait of a young man caught up in shifting historical calamities and struggling to stay alive. SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: Audio commentary by Agnieszka Holland; interviews with Holland, Marco Hofschneider, and Salomon Perel; and a video essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf.
Thursday, April 2 Kinetta Streaming premiere
The first feature for which celebrated international auteur Yorgos Lanthimos received solo directorial credit, Kinetta takes place in a desolate Greek resort town where three tenuously connected people are linked by mysterious, unsettling impulses. A plainclothes cop pursues triple passions for cars, tape recorders, and Russian women; a lonely, lovesick clerk works as a part-time photographer; and a hotel maid aspires to be an actor through unconventional methods. Darkly comic and insinuatingly hypnotic, this tantalizingly cryptic puzzle film finds Lanthimos first working through the themes of power and control that he would explore to increasing renown in art-house sensations like Dogtooth, The Lobster, and The Favourite.
Thursday, April 2 Three by Yorgos Lanthimos
The unofficial leader of the so-called “Greek Weird Wave,” Yorgos Lanthimos helped put the country’s cinema on the international map with these darkly funny, startlingly surreal explorations of human relationships at their most extreme and unsettling. Establishing his singular vision with the uncompromisingly enigmatic Kinetta, Lanthimos gained international notoriety (and a surprising Academy Award nomination) for his disturbingly bizarro family portrait Dogtooth, which he followed with the equally outré Alps. Deploying stylized absurdity to reveal cutting truths about the human condition, these singular provocations represent some of the most audacious and thrillingly original cinema of the twenty-first century. Kinetta, 2005 Dogtooth, 2009 Alps, 2011
Friday, April 3 From the Archive: Raging Bull With an archival laserdisc commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker
Arguably the definitive boxing movie and one of the most stunningly visceral films ever made, Martin Scorsese’s lacerating vision of self-destructive machismo stars an Academy Award–winning Robert De Niro in an intensely physical, career-best performance as Jake LaMotta, a fighter from the Bronx whose deep-seated anger and insecurities erupt in violence both in and out of the ring. The stunning monochrome cinematography, kinetic editing by Thelma Schoonmaker, and memorable supporting performances from Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty come together in an operatic tour de force of bruising beauty.
Friday, April 3 Double Feature: Deep, Dark Welles The Stranger and The Lady from Shanghai
Once he had established a penchant for baroquely stylized compositions and striking chiaroscuro in Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, it was only natural that Orson Welles should prove a master of film noir. The Stranger, his first foray into the genre (and only box-office success), suggests hidden menaces lurking beneath the veneer of all-American normalcy via the story of an infamous Nazi hiding undercover in a sleepy Connecticut town. A year later, Welles stepped into the shadows once again with The Lady from Shanghai, a fascinatingly fractured, visually dazzling puzzle box of a film that has been read as a deeply personal commentary on his own crumbling marriage to costar Rita Hayworth.
Saturday, April 4 Saturday Matinee: Captains Courageous
Based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling, this beloved high-seas adventure stars Freddie Bartholomew as a young, spoiled-rotten brat who falls overboard an ocean liner and is rescued by passing fishermen Manuel (Spencer Tracy, in an Oscar-winning performance). Rather than return the boy home, Manuel and the crew whisk him along for an epic voyage full of excitement, danger, and hard-won life lessons. Directed by preeminent MGM craftsman Victor Fleming and featuring an all-star cast that includes Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney, and John Carradine, Captains Courageous delivers white-knuckle thrills alongside a heartfelt coming-of-age tale.
Sunday, April 5 ’70s Style Icons
Way more than just bell bottoms, peasant blouses, and platform shoes, 1970s fashion was as eclectic as it was adventurous, an explosion of me-generation individualism turned outward in a profusion of head-turning styles that ranged from timeless to funky to far out. This collection brings together some of the quintessential films of the era featuring the stars who defined its most iconic looks: Robert Redford’s perfect Ivy League prep in Three Days of the Condor, Diane Keaton’s tweedy tailored androgyny in Annie Hall, Donna Summer’s down-to-disco glam in Thank God It’s Friday, Jane Fonda’s boho-chic shag in Klute, Richard Roundtree’s badass Black Power cool in Shaft, and more. Whether your vibe is more quirky-cute Barbra Streisand in What’s Up, Doc? or rock-goddess Babs in A Star Is Born, the fashions in these films are proof that personal expression never goes out of style. Performance, Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, 1970 Klute, Alan J. Pakula, 1971 Shaft, Gordon Parks, 1971 What’s Up, Doc?, Peter Bogdanovich, 1972 Foxy Brown, Jack Hill, 1974 Shampoo, Hal Ashby, 1975 Three Days of the Condor, Sydney Pollack, 1975 The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg, 1976 A Star Is Born, Frank Pierson, 1976 Welcome to L.A., Alan Rudolph, 1976 Annie Hall, Woody Allen, 1977 Eyes of Laura Mars, Irvin Kershner, 1978 Thank God It’s Friday, Robert Klane, 1978
Monday, April 6 World Cinema Project: Pixote Featuring a new introduction by filmmaker Mira Nair
With its bracing blend of unflinching realism and aching humanity, Héctor Babenco’s electrifying look at lost youth fighting to survive on the bottom rung of Brazilian society helped put the country’s cinema on the international map. Shot with documentary-like immediacy on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Pixote follows the eponymous preteen runaway (the heartbreaking Fernando Ramos da Silva, whose own too-short life tragically mirrored that of his character) as he escapes a nightmarish juvenile detention center only to descend into a life of increasingly violent crime alongside a makeshift family of fellow outcasts. Balancing its shocking brutality with moments of tenderness, this stunning journey through Brazil’s underworld is an unforgettable cry from the lower depths that has influenced multiple generations of filmmakers, including Spike Lee, Harmony Korine, and the Safdie brothers.
Tuesday, April 7 Short + Feature: Human Tides 8th Continent and Fire at Sea
These haunting, poetic meditations on the European refugee crisis speak eloquently and urgently to the harrowing human cost of a global tragedy. In Yorgos Zois’s eerily evocative short 8th Continent, the filmmaker’s camera silently surveys a desolate dump on the Greek island of Lesbos strewn with thousands of life jackets that have washed ashore—an almost otherworldly landscape that conveys more than words ever could. Then, on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, director Gianfranco Rosi documents the quotidian rituals of life in a place where everyday reality unfolds against the backdrop of a mounting humanitarian disaster in his shattering documentary Fire at Sea.
Wednesday, April 8 Columbia Noir Featuring an introduction by film scholars Farran Smith Nehme and Imogen Sara Smith
One year ago, the Criterion Channel launched with a journey into the dark side of the Columbia Pictures catalog, and we’re pleased to bring it back with an expanded lineup of classic noir deep cuts. While rival studios like MGM and Paramount lavished money and top-tier production values on splashy musicals and prestige literary adaptations, the notoriously budget-conscious Columbia was right at home in the gritty, slightly disreputable world of film noir. The Columbia lot was where auteurs like Fritz Lang, Nicholas Ray, and Orson Welles realized pulp-poetry perfection in masterpieces like The Big Heat, In a Lonely Place, and The Lady from Shanghai. It was also where resourceful genre specialists could overcome budgetary constraints through sinister, stylized atmosphere and directorial vision in killer Bs like the gothic mystery My Name Is Julia Ross, the minimalist-cool hitman thriller Murder by Contract, and the lurid taboo-buster The Crimson Kimono. Starring genre icons like Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth, Gloria Grahame, and Glenn Ford, these shadowy gems epitomize the hard-boiled essence of noir. Blind Alley, Charles Vidor, 1939 My Name Is Julia Ross, Joseph H. Lewis, 1945 Gilda, Charles Vidor, 1946 So Dark the Night, Joseph H. Lewis, 1946 Dead Reckoning, John Cromwell, 1947 Johnny O’Clock, Robert Rossen, 1947 The Lady from Shanghai, Orson Welles, 1947 In a Lonely Place, Nicholas Ray, 1950 The Mob, Robert Parrish, 1951 Affair in Trinidad, Vincent Sherman, 1952 The Sniper, Edward Dmytryk, 1952 The Big Heat, Fritz Lang, 1953 Drive a Crooked Road, Richard Quine, 1954 Human Desire, Fritz Lang, 1954 Pushover, Richard Quine, 1954 Tight Spot, Phil Karlson, 1955 5 Against the House, Phil Karlson, 1955 Nightfall, Jacques Tourneur, 1956 The Harder They Fall, Mark Robson, 1956 The Brothers Rico, Phil Karlson, 1957 The Burglar, Paul Wendkos, 1957 The Lineup, Don Siegel, 1958 Murder by Contract, Irving Lerner, 1958 The Crimson Kimono, Samuel Fuller, 1959 Experiment in Terror, Blake Edwards, 1962
Wednesday, April 8 I Am Not a Witch Featuring Listen, a 2014 short film codirected by Rungano Nyoni
The acclaimed debut feature from Rungano Nyoni is a daring, sharply satiric feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old orphan Shula (Margaret Mulubwa) is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground and told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape, Shula becomes a star tourist attraction exploited by those around her for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision: resign herself to life at the camp, or risk everything for freedom. Winner of a BAFTA award for outstanding debut, I Am Not a Witch is a visually imaginative, socially incisive commentary on the clash between tradition and modernity from one of contemporary cinema’s most exciting new voices.
Thursday, April 9 The Two of Us: Criterion Collection Edition #388
A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France’s liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude (played delicately by first-time actor Alain Cohen), bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon), who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Poignant and lighthearted, The Two of Us was acclaimed director Claude Berri’s debut feature, based on own childhood experiences, and gave the legendary Simon one of his most memorable roles in the twilight of his career. SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: Claude Berri’s Oscar-winning short Le poulet; interviews with Berri and stars Michel Simon and Alain Cohen; a 1975 French talk show featuring Berri and the woman who helped secure his family’s safety during World War II; and more.
Friday, April 10 Double Feature: Dark Desires Stranger by the Lake and Staying Vertical
One of contemporary French cinema’s most fearless and endlessly fascinating provocateurs, Alain Guiraudie had been realizing his spellbinding, boldly transgressive, and unapologetically queer visions for more than two decades when he came to mainstream attention with his mesmerizing erotic thriller Stranger by the Lake. Making no concessions to commercial success, his brilliantly outré follow-up, Staying Vertical, is a surreal, continuously surprising sexual odyssey that, like its predecessor, probes the dark side of human desire.
Saturday, April 11 Saturday Matinee: Watership Down
With this passion project, screenwriter-producer-director Martin Rosen brilliantly achieved what had been thought nearly impossible: a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces. With its naturalistic hand-drawn animation, dreamily expressionistic touches, gorgeously bucolic background design, and elegant voice work from such superb English actors as John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Richard Briers, and Denholm Elliott, Watership Down is an emotionally arresting, dark-toned allegory about freedom amid political turmoil.
Sunday, April 12 Starring Gary Cooper
For over three decades, Gary Cooper was Hollywood’s consummate everyman, a refreshingly sincere, unaffected screen presence who imbued his common heroes with authenticity and simple dignity. Emerging as a star in the late silent era, the lanky, strikingly handsome Cooper established himself as a western hero in Henry King’s hugely popular The Winning of Barbara Worth and a romantic leading man in the swooning World War I melodrama Lilac Time. But it was with the coming of sound that Cooper truly came into his own, embodying all-American decency and courage in classics like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Sergeant York, and The Pride of the Yankees as well as the spirit of the frontier in definitive westerns like The Westerner and Man of the West. His relaxed charm also made him a perfect comic foil to Barbara Stanwyck in Howard Hawks’s screwball riot Ball of Fire, while his innate gravitas anchored prestige dramas like The Fountainhead. It was this ability to play across genres while remaining inimitably himself that made Cooper one of classic Hollywood’s most enduring icons. The Winning of Barbara Worth, Henry King, 1926 Lilac Time, George Fitzmaurice, 1928 A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932 The Wedding Night, King Vidor, 1935 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Frank Capra, 1936 The Adventures of Marco Polo, Archie Mayo, 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady, H. C. Potter, 1938 The Real Glory, Henry Hathaway, 1939 The Westerner, William Wyler, 1940 Ball of Fire, Howard Hawks, 1941 Sergeant York, Howard Hawks, 1941* The Pride of the Yankees, Sam Wood, 1942 The Fountainhead, King Vidor, 1949 Task Force, Delmer Daves, 1949 Vera Cruz, Robert Aldrich, 1954 Friendly Persuasion, William Wyler, 1956 Love in the Afternoon, Billy Wilder, 1957 Man of the West, Anthony Mann, 1958 The Hanging Tree, Delmer Daves, 1959 *Starts June 1
Monday, April 13 Three by Otto Preminger
Renowned for his coolly objective style, daringly ambiguous moral complexity, and willingness to tackle taboo themes, classic Hollywood titan (or tyrant, to many of those who worked under him) Otto Preminger pushed the boundaries of the Production Code to create some of the most sophisticated and provocative films of the studio era. This selection of three of his finest—the luxuriantly bittersweet melodrama Bonjour tristesse, the gripping James Stewart crime procedural Anatomy of a Murder, and the menacing existential mystery Bunny Lake Is Missing—showcases both his range and the singular, relentlessly probing sensibility that unifies his work. Bonjour tristesse, 1958 Anatomy of a Murder, 1959 Bunny Lake Is Missing, 1965 Tuesday, April 14 Short + Feature: Blowups Neighbours and Dr. Strangelove Featuring an introduction by Criterion Channel programmer Penelope Bartlett
Norman McLaren and Stanley Kubrick take aim at the appalling carnage of the twentieth century in these visually inspired satires. McLaren’s riotously inventive, Oscar-winning short Neighbours combines live-action photography and stop-motion animation to illustrate the mindlessness of war through the story of two neighbors who come to blows over a flower growing between their houses. Pablo Picasso, no doubt smitten with McLaren’s ingenious technique as well as the urgency of his message, called it the greatest film ever made. Kubrick’s deadly black comedy Dr. Strangelove, starring an iconic Peter Sellers in three roles, tracks a group of military goons, bureaucrats, and politicians hurtling headlong toward global annihilation, in a vision of nuclear politics as terrifying as it is hilarious.
Wednesday, April 15 The Fits With an audio commentary featuring director Anna Rose Holmer, writer-producer Lisa Kjerulff, and writer-editor Saela Davis
Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni (a showstopping Royalty Hightower) is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni spends less and less time boxing with her older brother, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and masters drills from a distance, even piercing her own ears in an effort to fit in. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes more complicated. A wash of stunningly visceral images set to a mesmerizing score, the tour-de-force feature debut from Anna Rose Holmer is a transfixing sensory experience and a potent portrait of adolescent turmoil.
Thursday, April 16 45 Years: Criterion Collection Edition #861
In this exquisitely calibrated film, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay perform a subtly off-kilter pas de deux as Kate and Geoff, an English couple who, on the eve of an anniversary celebration, find their long marriage shaken by the arrival of a letter to Geoff that unceremoniously collapses his past into their shared present. Director Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in 45 Years, weaving the momentous into the mundane as the pair go about their daily lives, while the evocatively flat, wintry Norfolk landscape frames their struggle to maintain an increasingly untenable status quo. Loosely adapting a short story by David Constantine, Haigh shifts the focus from the slightly erratic Geoff to Kate, eliciting a remarkable, nuanced portrayal by Rampling of a woman’s gradual metamorphosis from unflappable wife to woman undone. SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: An audio commentary featuring Haigh and producer Tristan Goligher; a making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew; and more.
Friday, April 17 Double Feature: Great Heavens! Here Comes Mr. Jordan and Down to Earth
One of the most marvelously inventive comedies of the 1940s, the irresistible romantic fantasy Here Comes Mr. Jordan stars Robert Montgomery as a boxer who, when he is mistakenly sent to heaven before his time, is given a second chance on Earth—with a catch. Its enduring popularity spawned multiple remakes (including the 1978 Warren Beatty vehicle Heaven Can Wait) as well as the delightfully escapist musical pseudosequel Down to Earth, starring Rita Hayworth at her most divine as a Greek muse who descends to Earth and charms her way onto the Broadway stage. It, in turn, inspired its own remake decades later: the infamous cult favorite Xanadu.
Saturday, April 18 Saturday Matinee: Little Lord Fauntleroy
The definitive screen adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic, oft-filmed rags-to-riches tale follows the fortunes of the young Ceddie (the delightful Freddie Bartholomew), a precocious boy being raised by his single mother (Delores Costello) in late-nineteenth-century Brooklyn. When he discovers that he is the heir of a British earl and is sent to England to live with his aristocratic grandfather (C. Aubrey Smith)—who despises the boy’s common mother—Ceddie must win over the old man in order to unite his family. Produced with characteristic meticulousness by the legendary David O. Selznick and costarring a young Mickey Rooney, Little Lord Fauntleroy is a heartwarming childhood fantasy.
Sunday, April 19 Directed by Maurice Pialat
“What I mean by realism goes beyond reality,” declared French master Maurice Pialat, whose at once raw and rigorous films capture all the intensity, vivid humanity, brutality, and tenderness of life itself. Though he was a contemporary of the nouvelle vague, Pialat stood apart from the movement, pursuing an uncompromising personal vision that had more in common with his artistic forebear Jean Renoir. In masterpieces like We Won’t Grow Old Together, The Mouth Agape, À nos amours, and Van Gogh, Pialat refined a hard-hitting, elliptical style in which searing emotional realism and cutting human truth are prized above all else. Though he may not be as well known internationally as many of his contemporaries, Pialat’s cinema has had an incalculable effect on a generation of post-New Wave directors like Catherine Breillat, Leos Carax, Philippe Garrel, and Arnaud Desplechin, who has said, “The filmmaker whose influence has been the strongest and most constant on the young French cinema isn’t Jean-Luc Godard but Maurice Pialat.” L’amour existe, 1960 L’enfance nue, 1968 We Won’t Grow Old Together, 1972 The Mouth Agape, 1974 Graduate First, 1979 Loulou, 1980 À nos amours, 1983 Police, 1985 Under the Sun of Satan, 1987 Van Gogh, 1991
Monday, April 20 Salesman: Criterion Collection Edition #122
This radically influential portrait of American dreams and disillusionment from Direct Cinema pioneers David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin captures, with indelible humanity, the worlds of four dogged door-to-door Bible salesmen as they travel from Boston to Florida on a seemingly futile quest to sell luxury editions of the Good Book to working-class Catholics. A vivid evocation of midcentury malaise that unfolds against a backdrop of cheap motels, smoky diners, and suburban living rooms, Salesman assumes poignant dimensions as it uncovers the way its subjects’ fast-talking bravado masks frustration, disappointment, and despair. Revolutionizing the art of nonfiction storytelling with its nonjudgmental, observational style, this landmark documentary is one of the most penetrating films ever made about how deeply embedded consumerism is in America’s sense of its own values. SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: An audio commentary by the directors, a 1968 television interview with David and Albert Maysles, and more.
Tuesday, April 21 Short + Feature: Hair Pieces The Short and Curlies and Shampoo
From blue-collar Britain to jet-set Beverly Hills, hair salons provide the colorful backdrops to these trenchantly funny social studies. Mike Leigh’s dryly hilarious early short The Short and Curlies—featuring his regular collaborators Alison Steadman and David Thewlis—offers a window into everyday life in Thatcher-era England as it teases out the relationships between a garrulous hairdresser, her sullen teenage daughter, and a regular client with a new ’do for every day of the week. Then, Hal Ashby crafts a wickedly satirical take on late-sixties sexual politics in his zeitgeist-defining Shampoo, starring Warren Beatty as a swinging Hollywood hair stylist who offers his clients more than just a trim.
Wednesday, April 22 Mikey and Nicky: Criterion Collection Edition #957
Elaine May crafted a gangster film like no other in the nocturnal odyssey Mikey and Nicky, capitalizing on the chemistry between frequent collaborators John Cassavetes and Peter Falk by casting them together as small-time mobsters whose lifelong relationship has turned sour. Set over the course of one night, this restless drama finds Nicky (Cassavetes) holed up in a hotel after the boss he stole money from puts a hit out on him. Terrified, he calls on Mikey (Falk), the one person he thinks can save him. Scripted to match the live-wire energy of its stars—alongside supporting players Ned Beatty, Joyce Van Patten, and Carol Grace—and inspired by real-life characters from May’s own childhood, this unbridled portrait of male friendship turned tragic is an unsung masterpiece of American cinema. SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: A program on the making oft he film, interviews with critics Richard Brody and Carrie Rickey, and more.
Thursday, April 23 Early Douglas Sirk
Before he became known as the king of the subversive, lavishly overwrought 1950s melodrama, German émigré director Douglas Sirk made his mark in Hollywood with a string of historical dramas, film noirs, comedies, and musicals. Displaying his sophistication, cutting intelligence, and visual flair, these unsung 1940s works—the sparkling caper A Scandal in Paris, the offbeat show-business satire Slightly French, and the perversely fascinating noirs Lured and Shockproof—paint a fuller picture of one of the studio era’s most intriguing and endlessly analyzed auteurs. A Scandal in Paris, 1946 Lured, 1947 Shockproof, 1949 Slightly French, 1949
Friday, April 24 Double Feature: C’est Seberg Bonjour tristesse and Breathless
Otto Preminger’s sublimely melancholic masterpiece Bonjour tristesse is built around the arresting, one-of-a-kind screen presence of Jean Seberg, who brings a startling freshness and piercing emotional honesty to her portrayal of a possessive, hedonistic teenager determined to keep her playboy father to herself while on a doomed idyll on the French Riviera. According to Jean-Luc Godard, who cast Seberg opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in his French New Wave landmark Breathless, the character she plays in his film was conceived as a continuation of her role in Bonjour tristesse. As Godard himself put it, “I could have taken the last shot of Preminger’s film and started after dissolving to a title: ‘Three years later.’”
Saturday, April 25 Saturday Matinee: Paper Moon
Peter Bogdanovich revisits the lyrical strain of bittersweet nostalgia he tapped into in The Last Picture Show in this 1930s-set comedy about the unlikely partnership that develops between a smooth-talking Kansas con man (Ryan O’Neal) and a young girl (Tatum O’Neal) who may or may not be his daughter. The evocative monochrome cinematography by László Kovács and scene-stealing performance by Tatum O’Neal—who became the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award for her memorable turn opposite her real-life father—are among the pleasures of this sweetly unsentimental slice of dust-bowl Americana.
Sunday, April 26 Starring Jean Arthur
Though she came up through the silent era, Jean Arthur was truly made for talkies. With her wonderfully expressive voice, offbeat delivery, and impeccable comic timing, she quickly emerged as one of the greatest stars of the screwball genre and a particular favorite of director Frank Capra, who cast her as the plucky working-girl heroines of his classics Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can’t Take It with You, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Throughout the late 1930s and early ’40s, Arthur delivered memorable performances in comedies and dramas alike for top directors like Frank Borzage (History Is Made at Night), Howard Hawks (Only Angels Have Wings), and George Stevens (The More the Merrier) before abruptly retiring in 1944, after which she made only a handful of screen appearances. A famously private figure who shunned the spotlight throughout her career, Arthur endures as one of the most beloved and enigmatic personalities of Hollywood’s Golden Age, a singular star whose eccentric charm was the very essence of screwball. Whirlpool, Roy William Neill, 1934 Party Wire, Erle C. Kenton, 1935 If You Could Only Cook, William A. Seiter, 1935 Public Hero Number One, J. Walter Ruben, 1935 The Whole Town’s Talking, John Ford, 1935 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, Stephen Roberts, 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Frank Capra, 1936 History Is Made at Night, Frank Borzage, 1937 You Can’t Take It With You, Frank Capra, 1938 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra, 1939 Only Angels Have Wings, Howard Hawks, 1939 Arizona, Wesley Ruggles, 1940 The Devil and Miss Jones, Sam Wood, 1941 The Talk of the Town, George Stevens, 1942 The More the Merrier, George Stevens, 1943 The Impatient Years, Irving Cummings, 1944
Monday, April 27 Observations on Film Art No. 36: Musical Motifs in The Battle of Algiers
Ennio Morricone is perhaps the preeminent film composer of the last half century, an enormously influential artist whose iconic melodies and imaginative orchestrations grace some of the greatest films ever made. In this edition of Observations on Film Art, Professor Jeff Smith analyzes Morricone’s masterful score for Gillo Pontecorvo’s revolutionary bombshell The Battle of Algiers, an explosive portrait of the Algerian struggle for independence from France. Exploring Morricone’s use of two distinct themes—one representing the French fighters, the other the Algerian resistance—Smith illuminates how the latter’s perpetually unresolved harmonics come to mirror the unending nature of the war itself.
Tuesday, April 28 Short + Feature: Lost Highways The Strange Ones and Paris, Texas
Lost souls embark on haunting journeys through the run-down motels and blinking neon of middle-American mythology in these evocative reimaginings of the classic road movie. Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff’s acclaimed short The Strange Ones follows two brothers—or are they?—on a mysterious trek that only grows more enigmatic and unsettling with each twist and turn. It sets the mood for Wim Wenders’ Palme d’Or–winning contemporary western Paris, Texas, in which a mute drifter’s odyssey in search of his estranged wife becomes a sublime meditation on the very idea of America.
Wednesday, April 29 Wadjda
The first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first made by a female Saudi director, Haifaa al-Mansour’s landmark narrative debut is a work of defiant humanism. Channeling the spirit of Italian neorealism, Wadjda follows the coming-of-age journey of a ten-year-old girl (Waad Mohammed) as she mounts a subtle rebellion against the social forces that constrain women, testing—and at times bumping up against—the limits of her freedom in a quest to obtain a bicycle. Balancing clear-eyed realism with an uplifting message of hope, Al-Mansour crafts a bittersweet, ultimately empowering vision of resistance in a patriarchal world.
Thursday, April 30 Three by Jafar Panahi The brilliant, fearless Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi has been under house arrest and banned from filmmaking since 2010 on the grounds of political dissent, but that has not stopped him from producing some of the most vital, urgent, and slyly perceptive works of the last decade. Shot under clandestine circumstances—and, in the case of This Is Not a Film, almost entirely in the director’s own apartment—these three films are by turns witty and cuttingly incisive commentaries on contemporary Iranian society that speak to the defiance and persistence of a courageous artist who has refused to be silenced. This Is Not a Film, 2011 Taxi, 2015 3 Faces, 2018
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2020.01.26 16:47 pinklove0015 The Disappearance of Bethany Decker

I saw this episode of Disappeared and I have no idea what happened to Bethany. My theory is that the boyfriend might have done it. A little bit about the Bethany Decker case is:
Decker was last seen in Loudoun county Virginia on January 29th 2011. Her husband was on military leave. They were married eighteen months.
Decker was last seen in Loudoun County, Virginia on January 29, 2011. She lived in an apartment on Orchard Grass Terrace in Ashburn, Virginia. Her husband was on leave from military duty in Afghanistan that month. They had been married about eighteen months and had a one-year-old son, who lived with Decker's parents.
The couple took a vacation in Hawaii just before Decker's disappearance and returned to Virginia on January 28. Decker's husband returned to Afghanistan on February 4.
She wasn't at the airport to see him off, which is uncharacteristic of her, but she and her husband had been having marital problems and her loved ones thought perhaps this was why she didn't say goodbye to him.
Her family reported her missing on February 19, after their numerous attempts to contact her were unsuccessful and they realized someone was impersonating her on her Facebook account. By then she'd been missing for approximately three weeks.
Decker's car was found parked in her garage after her disappearance. There hasn't been any activity on her bank accounts, email or cellular phone since she went missing.
She hasn't gone to work at the Carrabba's Italian Grill in Centreville, Virginia or attended classes at George Mason University, where she was a senior majoring in global and economic change. She also left behind her passport and identification. After her disappearance, someone posing as her used her Facebook account to send messages to her friends.
Decker was dating Ronald Roldan at the time of her disappearance. They had been living together for two months and he was the last person to see her, and he was the father of her unborn child.
Although Decker's husband and Roldan have both been cooperative with the police in her case, Roldan has been named as a person of interest. Decker's family said she'd told them he was controlling and abusive.
In March 2015, Roldan was charged with the attempted murder of another girlfriend; he allegedly shot her three times, and she lost an eye.
The circumstances of Decker's disappearance are unclear. Since she went missing, there's no activity on her bank or email accounts or her cellular phone, no evidence that she left the country and no records indicating she's given birth.
Authorities can find no hard evidence of foul play and Decker's mother hopes she's still alive, but her disappearance is uncharacteristic and her family believes she may be in danger.
Decker's husband has since returned from Afghanistan and taken custody of their child. Her case remains unsolved.
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On January 29, 2011, Bethany Decker (born Bethany Anne Littlejohn;[1] May 13, 1989) left her husband's parents' home in Maryland and returned to her apartment in Ashburn, Virginia. Her boyfriend, Ronald Roldan, says he saw her there later that day. She has not been seen since.
While Decker did not show up at her job or classes she took at nearby George Mason University, her absence was not noted for another three weeks, since messages to her friends purportedly from her continued to be posted on her Facebook account.[1][2] After her family noted her absence otherwise, they found her car parked near her apartment. Apart from the Facebook posts, there had been no other evidence she had done anything since the day she was last seen. They reported her missing to Loudoun County police. Decker was five months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Extensive searches have found no trace of her or the child she might have given birth to.
Roldan, who had a criminal record prior to the disappearance,[3] is considered a person of interest in the case. In 2015, he was arrested in North Carolina and charged with the attempted murder of another girlfriend after he shot her during an incident in 2014; he has not said anything about the Decker case. After she recovered, the victim claimed on the Dr. Phil) show that he had made statements to her that might implicate him in Decker's disappearance.[4] Roldan pled guilty to two lesser charges in 2016; after he serves his sentence, he will be deported to his native Bolivia. The incident has been the subject of a segment of the Investigation Discovery channel series Disappeared).[5]

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Background[edit]

A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Bethany Decker attended George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax after graduating high school. She majored in global and economic change[6] while working full-time. During her time at GMU, she became pregnant by Emile Decker, an Army National Guardsman.[3] The two married in 2009; their son was born six months later. Emile was often deployed to Afghanistan with his unit for months at a time. During those times, Decker often left the boy with her in-laws in Columbia, Maryland, while she worked and attended classes.[3]
While working at a Centreville Italian restaurant, Decker met Ronald Roldan, a Bolivian immigrant[7] then around 30,[8] and began an extramarital affair with him.[9] By late 2010, there were strains in the Deckers' marriage; Bethany moved to a separate apartment in Ashburn, Virginia. The relationship with Roldan soon followed, and he moved in with her.[3] According to her family, Decker quickly found that Roldan was abusive, possessive, and controlling. Several times a day, he demanded that she send him a picture of herself from her cellphone to show who she was with. Her parents began developing a plan to get her out of the relationship.[9] By the end of the year, she was pregnant.[3]

Disappearance[edit]

In January 2011, Emile came back from his deployment for a month-long leave). Near the end of that period, he and Bethany went on a vacation to Hawaii for a week. They returned on January 28 and spent the night at his parents' home in Maryland. Emile's parents were unaware of the couple's marital difficulties.[3]
The next morning, Emile saw Decker before she went back to the Ashburn apartment. Roldan said he saw her there later that afternoon. Since then, no one else is known to have seen her. During that day, Decker called her employer to confirm her work schedule for the coming week, the last known contact she has had with anyone other than Emile or Roldan.[9]
On February 2, Emile's leave ended and he returned to Afghanistan. Friends who came to see him off at the airport noted that unlike previous such occasions, Decker was not there. They attributed her absence to the couple's marital problems.[1]

Investigation[edit]

Friends and family say Decker did her best to keep in contact with them. But due to her busy life, balancing her classes in what was to be her final semester at GMU with a full-time job, they had gotten used to not hearing from her for several days at a time, so they were not worried as February 2011 began without any news from her.[10] However, later in the month, several of Decker's friends called her mother, Kim Nelson, saying that they had received messages from her via her Facebook account that did not seem to them to have come from Decker.[2]
By February 19, not having heard from her daughter herself, Nelson asked her parents, who lived near Ashburn, to drive by and see if she was there. Decker's Hyundai was still out front, but it was parked at an unusual angle, with one tire flat, and noticeably dusty. This was not the condition it had been in one week earlier, when the grandparents had last driven by. No one answered when they knocked on the door.[2] Decker's grandparents called Loudoun County police and reported her missing.
Investigators found that Decker had not used her bank accounts or cell phone since the last day she was seen, nor had she reported to work or attended her classes.[1] They initially focused on Emile and Roldan, since both of them might have had a motive to harm Decker due to the love triangle they were involved in. With the help of the Army's Criminal Investigation Command (CID), they were able to reach Emile at his remote post in Afghanistan and talk to him on the phone.[11] Later they were able to have him return to the U.S., where he spoke with police at length and took a polygraph test.[9]
Roldan had moved out of the apartment shortly after Decker's disappearance, since the lease had expired,[12] and gone to live with his mother in Centreville. He told police that he had just assumed that she had gone back to live with her family when she failed to return.[5] But investigators became more interested in him when they learned that he had a prior criminal record, including one arrest for identity theft and later convictions for public intoxication and destruction of property after a 2006 incident where he smashed a woman's car window. He also reportedly gave them inconsistent answers to questions about when he had seen the Hyundai parked outside the apartment.[3][13]
In March, police searched a field near the apartment complex.[14] They obtained a search warrant for Roldan's current residence,[10] specifying murder as the possible criminal offense on the affidavits. Among the items seized for forensic examination were several cell phones, a laptop computer and some documents.[3]
However, police were not able to develop any evidence from this material that might have helped them locate Decker. Roldan later stopped cooperating with the investigation; he has subsequently been described by law enforcement as a person of interest.[13] Emile later obtained a divorce from his missing wife. It has since been reported that he will no longer talk with investigators unless his lawyer, who says his client has nothing to hide, is also present.[9] No record was ever found suggesting that Decker had given birth by her expected due date later that summer,[1] although Loudoun County police distributed to the public pictures of what she might look like near the end of a pregnancy.[12]
"We feel we have probably interviewed folks in this investigation already that probably have information that we would like to have and have been reluctant to hand that information over yet," Sheriff Steve Simpson told a local newspaper later in 2011. "So, we're hopeful that as the days go by that they'll realize that if they have information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, they will give it to us."[13]
A year later, Roldan made his only public statements on the case, through his attorney. "My client remains hopeful and prays daily that Bethany will come home," said Andi Geloo on his behalf. She said he had cooperated with investigators. "He has complete confidence they're working hard on the case."[15]
In late 2012, the Investigation Discovery channel series Disappeared) visited the area to produce a segment on the case. Producers interviewed Decker's friends and family, newspaper reporters who had covered the story, and law enforcement.[16] One of the journalists interviewed speculated that the show was interested in the case because Decker was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, and involved in a love triangle, "so there are a couple of ways this could go." The episode aired at the end of November.[5]
On the third anniversary of Bethany's disappearance, Nelson challenged Roldan to take a polygraph test. "I would like to hear what happened," she told Washington-area news radio station WTOP-FM. "I'd like him to join the polygraph list like the rest of us did. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about." In response, Geloo repeated that Roldan had answered all questions he was asked during the original investigation and was innocent of any crime that may have been committed.[17]

2014 Roldan arrest and trial[edit]

Roldan remained in northern Virginia for several years after Decker's disappearance. In 2014 he began another relationship with Vickey Willoughby, a woman he met in a Manassas restaurant. She said that Roldan later grew controlling, and that she attempted to flee the relationship by moving to Pinehurst, North Carolina a few months later, but Roldan found out and followed her there.[18]
Their relationship turned violent. During an argument at the house in November, Willoughby pulled out a handgun she had hidden in the living room to protect herself. She was able to shoot Roldan twice, although he continued to struggle, and eventually gained control of the gun himself, shooting Willoughby three times, once in the head.[8]
Both survived, although Willoughby lost one of her eyes to the head wound. She was not charged since investigators believed she had been acting in self-defense; he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling. After being released from the hospital, he was taken to Moore County jail[8] and held on $1 million bail.[18]
Detectives from Loudoun County visited Roldan in jail to ask if he was now interested in speaking with them about Bethany's disappearance again; he referred them to his attorney. In April 2015, he was additionally charged with attempted murder over the incident with Willoughby.[13][18] His attorney said he intended to plead not guilty to the charges. Shortly afterwards, Willoughby appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil) devoted to the Decker case, and she said that Roldan had told her, during their fight the previous November, he could "make people disappear."[9]
In May 2016, after some of the evidence in the case had been suppressed, Roldan accepted a plea bargain from prosecutors. He pled guilty to two felony assault charges and was sentenced to six-to-eight years in prison. After his sentence is completed, Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin deportation proceedings against him.[7]
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2020.01.24 04:54 Qasef-K2 Survivor testimony 2.0

Amid all the noise surrounding this case, the experiences and observations of survivors are among the most valuable sources we have in understanding the scope and gravity of Epstein's crimes. Here they are dedicated a compilation of their own.
Their names: Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Jennifer Araoz, Courtney Wild, Michelle Licata, Elisabetta Tai, Alicia Arden, Jena-Lisa Jones, Maximilia Cordero, Anouska De Georgiou, Theresa Helm, Sarah Ransome, Annie Farmer, Maria Farmer, Marijke Chartouni, Teala Davies, Johanna Sjoberg, Amy McClure and Melissa Solomon, among dozens of others who have filed complaints or given interviews but wished to remain anonymous.
Please contribute at will. Keep posts to links and discussion in the replies.
WARNING: Graphic content.
Original thread:
https://www.reddit.com/Epstein/comments/cfbwqb/survivor_testimony/?sort=old
Jennifer Araoz, describes grooming and abuse circa 2001 in NY. Today Show, July 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNCQeQuV6O0
A print interview with Araoz concerning the same incidents. NBC, July 2019.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-jeffrey-epstein-accuser-he-raped-me-when-i-was-n1028011
An article written by Araoz regarding her allegations after Epstein's suicide: "My quest for justice is just getting started." NYT, August 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-jennifer-araoz.html
Courtney Wild and Michelle Licata, describes grooming, abuse and recruiting circa 2002 in FL. ABC, July 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XShjryvBOt4
Michelle Licata and her mother discuss their relationship during FL abuse. Miami Herald, July 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Ix1GBcrIQ
Virginia Roberts Giuffre describes in November 2018 Miami Herald interview her recruitment, training and trafficking at the hands of Epstein and Maxwell, and offers her observations as to the workings of Epstein's operation and the emotional toll inflicted on his victims.
"You're just thrown into a world you don't understand and you're just screaming on the inside. You don't know how to let it come out and you become this numb figure who refuses to feel and refuses to speak. All you do is obey, that's it."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLAzubOpOtg
Robert's personal diary detailing her abuse at the hands of Prince Andrew in London. Radaronline, January 2015.
https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/jeffrey-epstein-sex-slave-virginia-roberts-writes-sex-prince-andrew/
The site is cancerous but Radaronline broke the story. It appears to also have some kind of geoblocking, here is an alternative link:
https://archive.is/5DiAz

Virginia's personal memoir, written after the fact and presented as evidence in legal proceedings against Epstein. An 80 page document that goes into great detail regarding her personal experiences within Epstein's orbit.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6251258-Virginia-Roberts-Memoir.html

2015 interview with journalist Sharon Churcher of the National Enquirer in which Virginia details her abuse at the hands of Prince Andrew in 2001.
https://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/world-exclusive-prince-andrew-teen-sex-slave-virginia-roberts-tells-all/
2011 interview with journalist Sharon Churcher of the Daily Mail. This is Virginia's first public accusation against Epstein and Prince Andrew as well as the first publication of her infamous photo with Prince Andrew.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361039/Prince-Andrew-girl-17-sex-offender-friend-flew-Britain-meet-him.html
Virginia's twitter account, where she advocates for her charity Victims Refuse Silence.
https://twitter.com/VRSVirginia
August 2019 interview with Virginia (and others such as Sarah Ransome) describing methods Epstein used to control his victims, doctor-mediated prescriptions for xanax, lithium, and birth control included.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article235247637.html
Elisabetta Tai. Describes an encounter with Epstein in pursuit of modelling ambitions in NY. New York Post, July 2019.
https://nypost.com/2019/07/14/inside-the-victorias-secret-pipeline-to-jeffrey-epstein/
Katie Johnson, describes grotesque sexual abuse at the hands of Trump and Epstein in 1994. I am having trouble finding the source of this video, but it was released in 2016.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbFJWo3gdRI

The affidavits.
https://www.scribd.com/doc/316341058/Donald-Trump-Jeffrey-Epstein-Rape-Lawsuit-and-Affidavits
Kendall. This interview has no confirmed link to Epstein but I'm posting here because it is at least congruent on major details. Other claims are outrageous in comparison to what we know to be true now, but I really want to be living in the timeline where Dr. Phil revealed the extent of this scandal two years before anyone else. Dr. Phil, August 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QECKth6fws&list=PLDRZWv6kHySTIM2af4jXF4PLF6B5dWI-H

Jane Doe number 5, describes early 200s encounter with Epstein in Palm Beach, FL. WPBF 25, July 2009.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9JS5abxq4k

Michelle Licata, Virginia Roberts, Courtney Wild, Jena-Lisa Jones. Posting because it's only interview with Jena-Lisa Jones I've seen. It's a 12 minute short relating to the FL case and also includes interviews with attorneys, detectives etc. Victims describe their personal history, involvement in recruitment, Epstein, his FL residence, the abuse, prostitution, etc. Miami Herald, Nov 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jDPzW9COsU
Maximilia Cordero sued Epstein in 2007 for physical and emotional abuse which had occurred 6 years earlier. As in many of the NY cases she encountered Esptein in pursuit of modelling ambitions. NYP, October 2007.
https://nypost.com/2007/10/18/i-was-teen-prey-of-pervert-tycoon/
Alicia Arden recalls 1997 violent encounter with Epstein in Santa Monica, CA, again in pursuit of modelling ambitions. Rolling Stone, June 2019.
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jeffrey-epstein-alicia-arden-victorias-secret-leslie-wexner-864095/
Alicia Arden shares taped phone messages she left for a friend in the wake of her assault. Inside Edition, September 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CFFfwruCQE
https://nemaloknig.com/read-329992/?page=1#booktxt
complete book 'Filthy Rich: The Shocking Story of Jeffrey Epstein'. Some details and testimonies in here i haven't read before.
Article relating James Patterson's "Mary" and "Alison" testimonies:
http://www.totpi.com/sex-scandal-exposed-pedophile-jeffrey-epstein/
"Mary claimed she had been drivento the mansjon on el Brillo Way, where a female staffer escorted her up a pink-carpeted staircase, then into a room with a massage table, an armoire topped with sex toys and a photo of a little girl pulling her underwear off.
Epstein entered the room, wearing only a towel, Mary said.
“He took off the towel,” Mary told Officer Pagan. “He was a really built guy. But his wee-wee was very tiny.”
Mary said Epstein got on the table and barked orders at her. She told police she was alone in the room with him, terrified.
Pagan wrote the following in her incident report:
“She removed her pants, leaving her thong panties on. She straddled his back, whereby her exposed buttocks were touching Epstein’s exposed buttocks. Epstein then turned to his side and started to rub his penis in an up-and-down motion. Epstein pulled out a purple vibrator and began to massage Mary’s vaginal area.”
Maria and Annie Farmer made the earliest known sexual assault allegations against the Epstein in 1996. They describe grooming, abuse, and Ghislaine Maxwell's role within the organization in a harrowing August 2019 interview with The Daily. (Note this is a podcast)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/podcasts/the-daily/epstein-maxwell-farmer-sisters.html
British actress Anouska de Georgiou became the first British woman to publicly allege she was abused by Epstein. The Telegraph, August 2019.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/27/first-british-woman-tells-court-abuse-jeffrey-epstein/
Courtney Wild, Chauntae Davies, Anouska De Georgiou, Michelle Licata, Theresa Helm, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Sarah Ransome, Annie Farmer, Marijke Chartouni, Jennifer Araoz, Teala Davies, and 12 Jane Does share their trauma, grief, and reflections on his death in front of a packed federal court in NY on the 27th August 2019. People Magazine.
https://people.com/crime/jeffrey-epstein-accusers-speak-out-in-courtroom/amp/
Chauntae Davies
Gave an interview to Inside Edition in April 2015 as an air hostess on the Lolita Express. In the interview she claims she never had sex with Epstein, not to detract from her recent accusations. She says she flew with Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and Bill Clinton on their storied Africa trip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNPjvrqhalQ
Transcript of the court hearing
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
v. 19 CR 490 (RMB)
JEFFREY EPSTEIN
The last hearing where the victims spoke out.
https://theconsciousresistance.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Epstein-vicctims-transcripts.pdf
The New York Times summarize court records relating to accusations of Lisa, Priscilla and Kaitlyn Doe, who unveil Epstein's exploitation of the insular NY dance scene to recruit young women as personal trainers or erotic masseuses. The article details accusations that Epstein coerced young women into sex while on work release relating to the FL charges. September 2019.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-dance-victims.html
Marlo Fisken wrote a Medium piece in July 2019 recalling her experiences as a personal trainer for Epstein. Recruited by Sarah Kellen, she got out unscathed but witnessed his methods first hand.
https://medium.com/@marlofisken/training-epstien-e89118c52b5b
Related interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlsiUqWYxxM&feature=youtu.be

Sarah Ransome gives broad ranging interview in September 2019 to Yahoo (I think), leveling further allegations against Epstein and...
She found out everything about me very quickly. I was so broken; I was an open book. It was like: ‘there’s this amazing guy, a philanthropist, this wealthy guy, he’s amazing, he’s helped me so much, he’s helped me achieve my dreams, he can help you.’
Maxwell.
https://news.yahoo.com/prosecutors-must-probe-jeffrey-epsteins-154951309.html
Johanna Sjoberg provides an interview to The Daily Mail in 2007. 21 at the time, Johanna witnessed Epstein's sordid world first hand and, as far as I know, provides the very first victim statement to the press concerning Epstein (and Prince Andrew's) crimes.
https://web.archive.org/web/20080806133048/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-483401/Prince-Andrews-friend-Ghislaine-Maxwell-underage-girls-disturbing-story.html
South African woman Melissa Solomon recounts her experiences within Epstein and Maxwell's orbit. The pair paid for Melissa's scholarship to the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, but she was left on the hook for 2 years of Juilliard fees once her use was up. Michelle Lecata also recounts her experiences via recruitment from her high school in FL. Broken: Jeffrey Epstein podcast, October 2019.
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/broken-jeffrey-epstein/e/64497040
Teresa Helm Helm v. Indyke et al 1:19-cv-10476
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16454914/helm-v-indyke/
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/30934866/Helm_v_Indyke_et_al
Complaint:
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.526315/gov.uscourts.nysd.526315.1.0.pdf
Annie Farmer Farmer v. Indyke et al 1:19-cv-10475
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16454550/farmer-v-indyke/
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/30934865/Farmer_v_Indyke_et_al
Complaint:
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.526309/gov.uscourts.nysd.526309.1.0.pdf
Maria Farmer Farmer v. Indyke et al 1:19-cv-10474
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16454470/farmer-v-indyke/
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/30934864/Farmer_v_Indyke_et_al
Complaint:
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.526306/gov.uscourts.nysd.526306.1.0.pdf

Jane Doe 1000 alleges abuse at the hands of Epstein and Maxwell as early as 1999 after he promised her a modeling career with Victoria's Secret.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7699393/Jeffrey-Epstein-victim-assaulted-pedophile-Ghislaine-Maxwell.html
The complaint.
Former model Amy McClure accuses Epstein of NY rape in 1993. This is the earliest allegation against Epstein we are aware of. The Sun, November 2019.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10348937/epsteins-first-victim-tells-of-harrowing-rape-and-urges-prince-andrew-and-ghislaine-maxwell-to-give-answers/
Video interview on the Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6h2IfWihTM
Teala Davies joins scores of victims suing Epstein's estate.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeffrey-epstein-sued-teala-davies-accuses-epstein-of-sexually-abusing-her-photo-shows-them-helicopte
Press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N6TJ34KzT4
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2020.01.02 02:46 BurnBabyBurn00 Don’t get fooled again! Unmasking two decades of lies about Golden Rice

Whoa! Not this again. Remember Dengvaxia? When the Philippines rushed in to get a mass vaccination campaign using Sanofi Pasteur's new dengue vaccine? First in the world to do that along with Brazil. Then the controversy started because Sanofi later published reports that Dengvaxia may cause more severe cases of dengue in some people. This after 700,000 Filipino children had already been vaccinated using the drug. A few deaths were reported, but the hysteria that developed out of the scandal led to a backlash against all other forms of vaccination that subsequently led to an alarming rise in measles and hundreds of preventable deaths. So do we really want to be first in the world again? Be the early adopters of an unproven food product?
So, this article https://grain.org/en/article/6067-don-t-get-fooled-again-unmasking-two-decades-of-lies-about-golden-rice divulges several problems with Golden Rice:
Its provenance, or who really owns Golden Rice:
The technology behind the original Golden Rice (GR1, made with a daffodil gene) was developed and patented in 2000 by the public scientists Ingo Potrykus and Peter Beyer. They assigned their rights over the technology to Syngenta. Syngenta in turn negotiated other licenses from other sources, including Monsanto, to make the technology workable and then licensed it back to the inventors for "humanitarian" use, under specific terms, in developing countries.
Syngenta retains full commercial rights over Golden Rice, including over improvements of the technology. They also directly own the patent on GR2, a revised Golden Rice made with a maize gene. But the company has declared that it no longer has interest in marketing the rice itself in developed countries.
After regulatory approvals, the Chinese state-owned corporation ChemChina bought the vast majority of shares of Syngenta in June 2017 for US$43 billion. ChemChina bought the remaining shares shortly after and Syngenta was de-listed. Syngenta is now a private company owned by one shareholder, ChemChina. ChemChina says it intends to re-list a minority stake in the company in the future.
Despite its new Chinese ownership, Syngenta is still a Swiss company. According to its chairman, Ren Jianxin, the company aims to double in size over the next 5-10 years and grow its seed sales significantly, including through mergers and acquisitions.
Syngenta's website states that "The majority of our global IP is owned by Swiss affiliates of Syngenta. A transfer of these IP rights to Chinese entities is not foreseen." In the case of Golden Rice, the affiliate is Syngenta Seeds AG, assignee and owner of the two main patents respectively.
In 2018, China's larger chemical conglomerate SinoChem plans to merge and consolidate with ChemChina in what may be a US$120 billion takeover. The new entity would surpass Dow-DuPont as the world’s largest chemical company. In sum, ChemChina owns Syngenta which retains the rights to Golden Rice. A transfer of these rights to other interests is not planned at the moment, but this could change in the future.
Its efficacy:
Based on IRRI’s documents, Golden Rice contains less than 10% of an equivalent amount of beta-carotene in carrots. As mentioned above, even the US FDA took notice of the Golden Rice’s low beta-carotene content. Citing the IRRI report, the average beta-carotene of Golden Rice is a measly 1.26 µg/g, which is even lower than the 1.6 µg/g beta-carotene expression of the very first Golden Rice generation back in the 2000s.
The already meager beta-carotene content in GR2E can also degrade over time, as shown by a study in 2017.[20] Only 60% of the beta-carotene content is retained in Golden Rice after three weeks in storage, and just 13% after 10 weeks. In Australia, the network Mothers are Demystifying Genetic Engineering (MADGE) points out that, at this rate of degradation, “75 days after harvest a person would need to eat 31 kg to get the same amount as in a handful of fresh parsley, as Vitamin A degrades in storage.” They further state that “one carrot has the same amount of vitamin A found in nearly 4kg of cooked GM golden rice.”[21] Perhaps this is the reason why, from being the solution to VAD that saves millions of lives in the 2000s, the proponents are now stating that Golden Rice is “just one among many solutions” to VAD. And it brought back the key question - do we really need Golden Rice to fight Vitamin A Deficiency?
Is it safe to eat?
For the past two decades, creators and proponents of golden rice have continuously highlighted the project as critical to alleviate widespread VAD, a problem in many developing countries. It is true that Vitamin A deficiency remains one of the common forms of malnutrition in many poor and developed countries, especially in Africa and South-East Asia. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 250 million preschool children are vitamin-A deficient. Poverty and lack of purchasing power are identified as major causes of malnutrition, including VAD. These underlying issues will never be addressed by Golden Rice.
Also, there is a very loose categorisation of Golden Rice and it is seldom clear whether it is classified as drug or food, as it claims to be a solution for Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD). Dr. Gene Nisperos, from the Philippines Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) and UP Manila College of Medicine, pointed out that the claim of the proponents that Golden Rice is safe is not backed by in vivo or outside laboratory experiments and cannot pass the rigors of science. Some of the studies being presented were based only on literature of individual protein characters.
The direct use and commercialisation of Golden Rice is hence quite alarming. In February 2009, news broke that the Golden Rice project had carried out tests at a school in Hunan province, China, involving 68 pupils aged from six to eight. Twenty-three of the children received the genetically-engineered rice with their school food, although it had never been tested in any feeding studies on adverse effects on health. This triggered a public debate; the issue was about whether it was ethically and medically responsible to conduct such tests on humans without previous animal feeding trials.[11]
The debate ended in 2015, after the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition retracted a scientific paper that claimed to show that genetically-engineered rice serves as an effective vitamin A supplement. This happened after the Massachusetts Superior Court denied the first author's motion for an injunction against the publisher. The study was said to have ethical breaches, with no proof of consent by parents of the children taking part in the trials and faking ethics approval documents.[12]
Despite the controversy around direct feeding trials to children, IRRI and PhilRice pushed through and further submitted an application for direct feeding trials to the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry, in February 2017. Meanwhile, according to a source at BRRI, feeding trials to children are also planned to take place between 2018 and 2019 in Bangladesh, with the help of the Hellen Keller institute, a partner organisation of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, once the open field trials are concluded.
Other problems
Despite being the first to develop Golden Rice in the country, in 2017, a group of Indian researchers reported that the genes needed to produce Golden Rice have unintended effects. When they inserted the engineered DNA in the high-yielding and agronomically superior Indian rice variety, Swarma, it became pale and stunted. The yields were so reduced that it was unsuitable for cultivation.[9] And there hasn’t been much progress since for development of golden rice in India.
The delay of the commercialization of Golden Rice, and the ‘lackluster acceptance’ of the public is due to the inherent flaws and failures of both the technology and the product itself. Golden Rice is going to be useless and unlikely to achieve its objective of helping to solve VAD if its beta-carotene is consistently low, and even prone to degradation. Yields have been consistently low, indicating that farmers might suffer economically if they choose to plant Golden Rice. Meanwhile, Golden Rice will allow corporations to set their foot at the door of our agriculture and introduce more genetically-modified food crops. While these pro-GR groups keep tagging the Golden Rice detractors as ‘vandals’, they also continue to take for granted the realities of hunger that these farmers and the Asian peoples are experiencing on a daily basis. Our countries are blessed with bountiful resources to feed our population, but poverty and social inequalities stop people from procuring safe and nutritious food. Golden Rice will never solve VAD and will only strengthen the status quo, benefiting only those interested in controlling our nations’ agricultural sector.
The real crime against humanity is committed by the pro-Golden Rice camp by peddling a GM product that is not tested nor proven to be safe. In fact, this can turn into a situation where the ‘medicine’ is worse than the illness it intends to cure.
Golden Rice is a techno-fix to malnutrition and a corporate ploy to control our agriculture. It is not needed by Asian people nor the world. Indeed, the solution to hunger and malnutrition lies in comprehensive approaches that ensure people have access to diverse sources of nutrition. Securing small farmers’ control over resources such as seed, appropriate technologies, water and land is the real key to improving food production and eradicating hunger and malnutrition.While these pro-GR groups keep tagging the Golden Rice detractors as ‘vandals’, they also continue to take for granted the realities of hunger that these farmers and the Asian peoples are experiencing on a daily basis. Our countries are blessed with bountiful resources to feed our population, but poverty and social inequalities stop people from procuring safe and nutritious food. Golden Rice will never solve VAD and will only strengthen the status quo, benefiting only those interested in controlling our nations’ agricultural sector.
The real crime against humanity is committed by the pro-Golden Rice camp by peddling a GM product that is not tested nor proven to be safe. In fact, this can turn into a situation where the ‘medicine’ is worse than the illness it intends to cure.
Golden Rice is a techno-fix to malnutrition and a corporate ploy to control our agriculture. It is not needed by Asian people nor the world. Indeed, the solution to hunger and malnutrition lies in comprehensive approaches that ensure people have access to diverse sources of nutrition. Securing small farmers’ control over resources such as seed, appropriate technologies, water and land is the real key to improving food production and eradicating hunger and malnutrition.
For me, I think given Golden Rice's various problems, it might be prudent for animal feeding trials and human safety trials to go ahead first before adopting or allowing Golden Rice to be available in our market. Maybe, let other countries go ahead in allowing their people access to Golden Rice. Let them get the early adopter headaches. Surely, we don't want another repeat of a Dengvaxia incident this soon.
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2019.11.18 16:12 hutyluty [Pro Cycling] Team Doctor claims he was bullied into ordering testosterone to treat Head Coach's erectile dysfunction.

I’ve been a fan of professional cycling for a long time. I love watching the sport: it’s thrilling, beautiful, a pure test of man against man (or woman against woman), but I have to admit the thing that’s kept me hooked for so long is the incessant, delicious drama.
In the past week or so, a particularly fun case has been hitting the headlines in the UK and I wanted to write it all out to get it straight in my head. I’ve added a few paragraphs for context as I’m guessing most of the people in this sub won’t know too much about the background- the main story starts under the heading “Our story begins”.
Dramatis Personae
Sir Bradley Wiggins - Tour de France winner 2012, 3 time Olympic gold medal winner. Currently training to work as a social worker.
Dr. Richard Freeman - Former Head Doctor at British Cycling and Sky. Undergoing a tribunal for medical malpractice.
Shane Sutton - Former Head Coach of British Cycling and Sky. Previously in the news for sexist comments and accusations of bullying against riders.
Sir Dave Brailsford - Former Head of British Cycling. Current Head of Sky (now called Ineos).
Context on pro cycling
Professional cyclists have cheated for as long as the sport has existed. Whether it’s arranging for fans to push you up a mountain, or loading up on amphetamines before a race, the history of cycling serves as a textbook example of exactly what people are willing to do to win. Despite this, I think it’s fairly safe to say that until the late 80s/early 90s, the best riders still won the vast majority of races: doping was incredibly unscientific and in many cases may have actually been detrimental to performance (such as the bizarre idea that you should not drink water during a race). Blood doping completely changed the paradigm. EPO and other hematocrit producing drugs had such an outsized performance benefit that average riders like Tony Rominger, Bjarne Riis & Claudio Chiapucchi suddenly transformed midway through their career, smashing average speed and mountain ascent records, all while breathing through their nose. Instead of how talented you were as a rider, success began instead to depend on your doping programme.
This all came tumbling down in the infamous 1998 Tour de France when the police found a huge supply of Steroids and EPO in a Team Festina support car. Richard Virenque, one of the favourites to win the race that year, was kicked out and cycling's reputation was trashed.
The 1999 Tour de France was dubbed “The Tour of Renewal”, a chance to get serious about doping and begin again. Lance Armstrong won his first title that year. For the next decade cycling went from scandal to scandal. If you look at a list of Grand Tour top ten finishers between 98 and 09, the percentage of riders who were not implicated or linked to a doping investigation is remarkably small. If you want to go down the rabbit hole there are all sorts of fun goings on you can read about: Floyd Landis claiming that his adverse results were caused by him drinking whisky the night before he performed one of the most astounding and impressive rides in modern cycling history; Michael Rasmussen inventing an extra-marital affair in Mexico to explain why he missed a doping test; Tyler Hamilton claiming he had absorbed a twin in the uterus to explain the presence of someone else’s blood in his veins.
Team Sky
In 2010 Team Sky was founded in the UK. During its launch, Sir Dave Brailsford, previously head of the highly successful British Track Cycling programme publically pronounced that his new team were going to be clean. A quote from 2010: "A British winner has to be clean, otherwise it would be worthless" insists Brailsford, "we will police our riders and if they have anything which resembles a drug profile, we won't go near them."
After a poor first one and a half years, the team unexpectedly managed to place two British riders on the podium in the 2011 Vuelta a España (since upgraded to 1st & 2nd after the winner, Juan José Cobo, tested positive): Bradley Wiggins, who did at least have some pedigree, having come 4th in the Tour for another ‘clean’ team in 2009, and Chris Froome, a complete unknown whose previous best result was a win in the Anatomic Jock race in South Africa. Wiggins won the Tour de France in 2012. Froome won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017, the Vuelta in [2011] & 2017 and the Giro in 2018.
Such dominance elicits scepticism in professional cycling and it didn’t take long for the halo to slip. Sky signed riders such as Michael Rogers and former riders as coaches like Bobby Julich: neither had tested positive, but the circumstantial evidence was both was so strong it was hard not to feel Sky were following the letter of their own edict but not the spirit. Whether a rider was actually clean seemed besides the point, the only thing that mattered was whether they appeared clean. In 2012 it became public knowledge that they’d hired Geert Leinders, previously the team doctor at Rabobank (and responsible for Michael Rasmussen’s doping programme), supposedly simply to check rider’s weights and perform routine medical checks. Possible? Yes. Likely? Depends on your level of cynicism.
Our story begins
In 2016, the Russian hacking collective “The Fancy Bears” released information that showed Bradley Wiggins had been granted TUEs (Therapeutic Use Exemptions - where a rider can request to use certain prohibited substances to aid with a medical condition) for a steroid named Kenacort, ostensibly to treat hayfever. The doses however were way in excess of normal amounts and were conveniently prescribed just before Wiggins’ main target of the season: July 2012 for the Tour and May 2013 of the Giro. There was nothing technically wrong with doing this but, again, it left a bad taste in the mouth.
In the subsequent press furore another allegation came to light. The Daily Mail reported that in June 2011 a British Cycling staff member (Simon Cope) had flown from BC headquarters to France where Wiggins was riding in the Critérium du Dauphiné to deliver a small, unknown package in a ‘jiffy bag’ which was then administered by Wiggins' Doctor: Richard Freeman. Sky tried to claim that Cope had flown out to meet with Emma Pooley, one of the riders he was training; unfortunately she happened to be in Spain at the time. Not only was something obviously very dodgy going on, but it appeared that a women’s endurance coach for British Cycling (nationally funded) was effectively being used as a courier for a privately funded cycling team.
When pressed, Sky did admit that a package was sent to Wiggins but they were unable to verify what it contained as the team’s medical records did not in fact exist. Dr. Richard Freeman’s laptop had been stolen whilst on holiday in Greece (he has a police report which appears to confirm this actually happened) and had apparently made zero backups because: “I did ask for my computer to be backed up but myself and [former Team Sky and BC head of medicine] Dr Steve Peters used Apple Macs. BC used PCs. There was a lot of jealousy between the two and they said we can't manage the Apple Mac”.
At the subsequent parliamentary inquiry, Brailsford claimed that the delivery had been for a decongestant drug called Fluimicil, though no paperwork could be provided to prove this. The explanation also contradicted Shane Sutton’s (Team Sky head coach) statement that the treatment at the Dauphine had been “for a long‑term illness”. Dr Freeman did not appear at the inquiry, citing mental illness.
Then, in March 2017, The Sunday Times revealed that Richard Freeman had received a shipment of testosterone gel at British Cycling in 2011. Already facing multiple accusations of negligence, his medical licence was suspended and a tribunal was set up. However due to Freeman’s mental state the tribunal was pushed back several times, to November 2019.
Testosterone Gel
Last Tuesday, as Freeman sat behind a screen, his QC claimed that Sutton had forced Freeman to buy the testosterone in order to treat Sutton's erectile dysfunction. Sutton was, she stated, “a liar, a doper and a bully”.
Sutton responded by saying: “You are telling the press I can’t get a hard on – my wife wants to testify that you are a bloody liar.” He then rounded on Freeman, shouting at him through the screen. “This is a guy who the joint head of cycling wanted out the door because he turned up drunk on several occasions. Richard went through a messy divorce. He was like the Scarlet Pimpernel. I covered his backside while he was there. Two critical cases of athletes ill and we couldn’t get hold of him. If you bring Steve Peters in, he would verify it all. I haven’t lied. I’m not going to be dragged through this by a mindless individual who is defending someone who has already admitted lying. He’s hiding behind a screen, which is spineless. Richard, you’re a spineless individual.” He then stormed out of the tribunal and refused to return.
Steve Peters testified on Thursday and somehow managed to throw both Sutton and Freeman under the bus. Sutton, he said, has seven children by “three or four partners” and was fond of telling Peters about his relationships. He was also described as having a “tendency to be emotionally unstable and could lash out”. Management “would get someone coming in saying I think he is bullying me, or being aggressive. It was repeat behaviour.”
Freeman, on the other hand, was described as very disorganised: leaving medicine cabinets unlocked and unable to take notes. Peters then, very offhandedly and unprofessionally, described Freeman’s bipolar disorder and how it had affected his work.
It seems apparent that Sky/BC cannot wholly discredit Freeman’s explanation because to do so would raise the question: why exactly were the drugs ordered?
Conclusion
The tribunal is still ongoing. At the last hearing, physio Phil Burt described Sutton and Peter’s relationship, including such gems as hearing Sutton say: "The doc looks like he's losing weight, I've got him where I want him."
It doesn’t look like we’ll ever get to the bottom of exactly why the testosterone was ordered, or even what was in the bag which got flown to France but honestly I don't even care anymore, the journey has been the main thing.
There's a timeline of events (up to 2018) here and a good piece by Sean Ingle explaining the current situation here.
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2019.08.12 23:18 LearningIsListening A brief rundown of the first ten pages of Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a quick rundown of the first ten pages of Epstein's contacts. There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I did not search for pedophilia and other illegal ties into most of these people because I didn't have the time. This took a ton of time as is. Anyway, I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this.

Abby: Not enough information
Joanna Abousleiman: Investment officer at the International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank. Former strategy consultant at Booz & Company based in Abu Dhabi, working with public and private sector clients across the Middle East and North Africa.
Nick Adam: Not enough information
Alejandro Agag: Former politician in Spain. Became Secretary General of the European People’s Party (EPP), a tremendous political faction in Europe. Agag played a huge role in getting former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi’s party into the EPP. Berlusconi has been charged for underage prostitution in the past. Agag quit politics to pursue financial and sporting interests. He is married to the daughter of Jose Maria Aznar, the former PM of Spain and Ana Botella Serrano, the first female mayor of Madrid. Guests at Agag’s wedding included kings and queens. Berlusconi and Tony Blair served as witnesses.
Marie Claire & John Agnew: John Agnew is a big-time banker out of London. He was former Joint Head of Morgan Stanley’s London office. Long history of working at various trusts. His father, Goeffrey Agnew, was the chairman of Thomas Agnew & Sons, a massive fine art dealer in London. Marie Claire Agnew is John Agnew’s wife. Her father, Bernard Dreesman is the Chairman of Morley’s department stores in London.
Azzedine Alaia: Deceased shoe designer. Tons of celebrities wore his shoes.
Rufus & Sally Albermarle: Rufus Keppel is the 10th Earl of Albemarle. The Keppel bloodline has served as Earl of Albemarle since the late 1600s and have ties to the British royal family. Rufus Keppel has the same great-great-grandfather as Camilla Parker Bowles (Prince Charles’s wife). Alice Keppel, who married the 7th Earl of Albemarle (Rufus’s great uncle), was a long-time mistress of King Edward VII. Alice Keppel was Camilla Parker Bowles’s great-grandmother. Camilla admired her. Rufus and Sally have since divorced. She was a sculptor.
Saffron Aldridge: A former Ralph Lauren model in the 1980s and 1990s.
Pam Alexander: According to New York Mag, she is “P.R. agent to the technology stars.” She has become the most powerful woman in the technology industry, and among the most powerful people in the P.R. industry.” Attended annual billionaires’ dinners with Epstein.
Giacomo Algranti: London art dealer.
Paul Allan: Co-founder of Microsoft. Paul Allen was the owner of the Portland Trailblazers (NBA) and the Seattle Seahawks (NFL).
Nicholas and Sarah Allan: Nicholas Allan is a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a financial consulting firm worth billions. He is now the chairman of Link REIT, the largest real estate investment trust in Asia.
Charlie Althorp: Perhaps better known to us as Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. He is the younger brother of Princess Diana and the maternal uncle of Prince William and Prince Harry. Queen Elizabeth II is his godmother.
Carella Alun-Jones: Wife of James McGrigor, founder of McGrigor group, an organization that does consulting work with health insurers. Could not find anything about her besides this.
Jeremy & Deborah Alun-Jones: Jeremy is a CEO at ADM Capital, a large investment firm. Deborah Alun-Jones is an author and Jeremy’s wife.
Senor Vincente Alvarez: Likely Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council. Alvarez is also a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This is a position that is appointed by the Board of Governors.
Phillipe Amon: Owner and manager of SICPA, a Swiss company and universal leader that specializes in the printing of bank notes, passports, lottery tickets, and identity documents. SICPA literally prints money and passports.
Maurice & Roberta Amon: Maurice is Philippe’s brother. Maurice left SICPA, but may have had an equal role to Philippe had he stayed. Roberta Amon is Maurice’s ex-wife. He left her as she battled breast cancer.
Lisa Anastos: General Counsel for Payfone, a digital identity authentication network. Anastos previously worked in the law department of Goldman Sachs and General Counsel’s office of American Express.
Lulu Anderson: Uncertain. Only lead found were a few pictures of a woman with the same name at a party as a guest of Roger Waters (Pink Floyd).
Robert & Alex Appleby: Robert is co-founder of ADM Capital, a large investment firm.
Maite Arango: Vice-President, Board of Directors for Grupo Vips. Grupo Vips manages Starbucks, TGIFridays, and other chain companies. Arango is also Chairman of the Board for Ashoka, a company that ironically focuses on the betterment of today’s youth. Ashoka even has its own schools.
Victor Arellano: Victor Arellano Jr. is Vice Chairman of the Board of Bacardi. He’s a 5th generation descendant of the founder of Bacardi.
Joaquin Fernandez de Arion: Spanish royalty. The 10th Duke of Arion. His mother is Princess Beatriz zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Married to Diana Langes-Swarovski, the great-great granddaughter of Daniel Swarovski, founder of the crystal manufacturer.
Fernando Arion: Joaquin’s brother. Also Spanish royalty but could not find any other information.
Arthur & Cathy Armstrong: Arthur is co-author of Net Gain (1997) which focused on Web-based business models. He is currently executive director at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, a high-end international law firm.
Herve & Marina Aron: Herve Aaron is the president of Didier Aaron Inc., a premier art gallery.
Lorinda Ash: Fine art dealer. Also, ex-wife of Peter Ezersky, current director at Hargray Holdings LLC (provider of telecommunication services) and Grupo Corporativo (food and agriculture provider in Spain. Associated with Grupo Vips). Possible ties with Maite Arango.
Ashley & Allegra Hicks: Ashley is the Godson of Prince Philip, second cousin of Prince Charles, and an interior designer. He and Allegra are now divorced.
Nick & Ari Ashley: Nick is in home design. Ari is a photographer.
Vittorio & Charlotte Assaf: Vittorio is co-founder of Serafina Restaurant Group.
Mr. Simone Astaire: Hollywood and British Royal Family agent. Specializes in representation, celebrity endorsement, and public relations.
Viscount William Astor: Member of the House of Lords, which creates and shapes laws. There are approximately 800 current members. Chairman of television production company Silvergate Media. Member of the Astor family, which specialized in the fur trade, real estate, and drug smuggling in the early 19th century.
Helene Atkin: Niece of Robert Maxwell (media magnate, father of Ghislaine Maxwell, and suspected Mossad agent).
Mike & Ami Atkin: Almost no information found.
Jose Aznar: Prime Minister of Spain from 1996-2004. Father-in-law of Alejandro Agag, mentioned above. Used public funds for personal means. Granted a posthumous medal of Civil Merit to a high-profile member of the Francoist government who was infamous for torturing people.
Jean Baddeley: Former personal assistant to Robert Maxwell. Maxwell left her a £100,000 legacy when he died.
Peter Bahrke: Technology investor. Co-founder of Aecor Partners, an advisory firm that provides financial advice to corporations.
Danny Baker: Could be the recently fired BBC host, but the phone number, starting with area code 917, makes no sense since that is a NYC area code.
Shahriar Bhaktiar: Could be a real estate investor in Switzerland, but the area code does not make sense.
Andre Balazs: Real estate mogul and entrepreneur. Owns several hotels throughout NYC and London, as well as residential real estate. He was engaged to actress Uma Thurman for three years and dated Chelsea Handler for two years later on. Allegedly groped Amanda Anka (Jason Bateman’s wife) at a party he hosted for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.
Alec Baldwin: Popular American actor.
Oxford Balliol College: Ghislaine Maxwell’s alma mater.
George & Alice Bamford: Brother and sister. Offspring of Sir Anthony & Lady Carole Bamford (listed below). George is a successful luxury watch manufacturer.
Sir Anthony Bamford and Lady C: Anthony is a billionaire British businessman. Chairman of JCB, which provides equipment for construction, agriculture, etc. Has donated more than £4m personally and through JCB companies to the Conservative Party. Has close ties to David Cameron, Tony Blair, and Prince Charles. Bamford was mentioned in the Panama Papers as having offshore accounts. Lady Carole Bamford is his wife and a successful businesswoman.
Doug Bands: Doug Band was a longtime adviser to Bill Clinton. He had a substantial part in the creation and inner workings of The Clinton Foundation. Purchased David Rockefeller’s old house in New York City for $20 million. Has been called “the key architect in Clinton’s post-presidency” (newsmax.com).
Clive Bannister: Former CEO and Managing Director at HSBC. Current CEO of Phoenix Group Holdings, one of the largest insurance providers in the UK.
Javier Banon: Bañón is a Founding Partner at Trilantic Capital Management LLC. Was a principal (higher up) at Lehman Brothers and previously worked at Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director. Trilantic was founded by five partners who had all worked together at Lehman Brothers.
Nicholas & Gretel Barham: Gretel Barham (Gretel Packer) is the daughter of Kerry Packer, a deceased Australian media mogul worth billions. Both Gretel and younger brother James are billionaires. Nick Barham is Gretel’s ex-husband and a British financier.
Peter Barnes: Entrepreneur and environmentalist.
Craig Barnett: Managing Director of PJ Solomon, a financial advisory firm and investment bank.
Hillary Bastone: No information found
Hillary Batstone: No information found.
Tim & Natasha Batstone: Both directors of H.B. Leisure Holdings Ltd., which focuses on skill games, arcades, amusement parks, etc.
Lorenzo Baumer: High end jeweler.
Lord & Lady Beaumont: Likely refers to the late Tim Beaumont of Whitley and his wife, Baroness Mary Rose. Tim was a UK politician in the Liberal Party and, later on, the Green Party. Six generations of his paternal side sat in the House of Commons (source: Irish Times) He was also an Anglican priest. Mary Rose is the cousin of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon and (now deceased) husband of Princess Margaret.
Tamara Beckwith: English socialite.
Lisa Belzberg: Ex-wife of Seagram heir Matthew Bronfman and former sister-in-law of Clare and Sara Bronfman, who were both involved in NXIVM, a cult that focused on sexual slavery. Belzberg reportedly had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in 2002 while still with Matthew Bronfman.
Steven Benson: No information found.
Baron Bentinck: Dutch and British nobility.
Nicolas Berggruen: Billionaire investor and founder and president of the Berggruen Institute, a think tank that hopes to “shape political, economic and social institutions for the 21st century.” Vague. Berggruen, according to lamag.com, “puts more trust in elites than voters” and suggested that “the Senate should be appointed rather than elected.”
Bill Berkman: A businessman, entrepreneur, and investor in communications, media technology, and energy industries.
Tara Bernard: Possibly refers to the financial reporter from the New York Times, but the 07 country code at the beginning of the phone number does not make sense. Could also be Tara Bernerd, a high end interior designer in Britain.
Martyn Birchall: Investment banker and businessman who worked as former director at Citi and Merrill Lynch.
Robin Birley: Businessman and entrepreneur, mostly known for his private members’ clubs.
Debbie & Bola Von Bismarck: Leopold (“Bolle”) von Bismarck is the great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of Germany. Debbie is a former model and Leopold’s wife. Model Kate Moss is currently engaged to their son, Nikolai.
Vanessa von Bismarck: Cofounder of BPCM, a public relations firm that specialized in fashion, beauty, and wine & spirits. Great-great-granddaughter of Otto von Bismarck.
Jean Marc Bisson: Not much to be found. Possibly a low-level actor, but that doesn’t feel right.
Jean Paul Bjorlin: Likely refers to a music instructor at Columbia and Barnard College.
Conrad & Barbara Black: Conrad Black was a newspaper publisher. He controlled Hollinger International, which published the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph, most Australian newspapers, The Jerusalem Post (Israel), and The National Post (Canada). Conrad was recently pardoned by his friend, Donald Trump, after serving time for fraud. Black was once a Steering Committee member of The Bilderberg Group. Barbara Black is a journalist. She is Conrad’s 2nd wife.
Blogs & Jill Blacker: No information found.
David Blaine: World famous magician. Allegedly raped former model Natasha Prince in 2004. Did not face charges. Earlier this year, New York law enforcement said that they were investigating Blaine for (allegedly) sexually assaulting at least two women.
Tony Blair: Former UK PM.
Mike Bloomberg: Former Mayor of New York City. Billionaire businessman.
Samantha Boardman: Attending Psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. Founder of positiveprescription.com. Has connections with the wealthy.
Serena Boardman: New York realtor. Named one of the 10 best real estate agents in NYC by hollywoodreporter.com. Samantha Boardman’s sister. Also has tremendous connections.
Johnnie & Sophie Boden: Johnnie Boden is a clothing entrepreneur.
Daniele Bodini: Serves as Chairman Emeritus of American Continental Properties Group (ACP), which focuses on asset and wealth management. Bodini also serves as a Member of Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School and is the ambassador of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations.
Edouard de Boisgelin: Holding company CEO out of Paris.
Pierre de Boisguilbert: Very little information found. Possibly refers to a former press director located in Paris.
Annabelle Bond: British socialite. Her father, John Bond, was the Group Chairman of HSBC.
Andrea & Gioia Bonomi: Andrea Bonomi is the founder of Investindustrial Limited, an asset management private equity firm. He also served on the management board and as Chairman of Banca Popolare di Milano.
Nicholas Bookis: President of Topside Shipping Inc.
Mark & Lauren Booth: Mark Booth was CEO of BSkyB (owner of Sky TV). His wife, Lauren, is an artist.
Christina A. Boothe: No information found.
Paulo Borgese: The only thing that might make sense is Prince Paolo Borghese, who died in 1985.
Michael Borrico: Founder and CEO of Certified Construction.
Hon Bruce & Penelope Bossom: Bruce Bossom is a real estate tycoon who co-founded Orion Capital Managers. Penelope Bossom is involved with several businesses, but none of them are wildly successful.
Sylvianne Boucherie: No information found except for a researcher who write scientific articles about the human body.
Rick Bourke: Actually Frederic Bourke, co-founder of Dooney and Bourke, a famous handbag manufacturer. Bourke went to jail in 2013 for bribing the Azerbaijan government in order to rig the auction for ownership of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
Hamish Bowles: Editor-at-large for Vogue magazine.
Peretti Brachetti: Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti. Nobility. Son of Count Aldo Maria Brachetti-Peretti. Co-owner of Italian oil company, API.
Hugo Brachetti: Also co-owner of Italian oil company, API. Ferdinando’s brother.
Caroline Braine: Some relation of Katie Braine. Possibly her daughter.
Ms. Katie & Serge Braine: Serge Crasnianski is a nuclear physicist and inventor who made a ton of money as CEO of Photo-ME Intl PLC, which specializes in photo booths. It is unclear whether he lives with Kate or if she is his wife. Kate is a sculptress.
Ben Bram: 2x Grammy award-winning a cappella arrangeproduceentrepreneur (according to his Twitter account).
Tony Brand: Assistant General Manager of Gucci. Has also worked with Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prada, and other companies.
d’Adda Brandolini: Nobility. Tons of money. See below.
Nuno & Muriel Brandolini: Muriel Brandolini is a famous interior designer who has worked with Matt Lauer, the Crown Prince and Princess of Greece, and others. Nuno is a banker and (shockingly) comes from money and nobility.
Peter Brandt: Brant is an American industrialist who focuses mainly on print media.
Richard Branson: Billionaire who founded Virgin group (Virgin Airlines, Virgin megastores). In 2017, a backup singer for Joss Stone claimed that Branson sexually assaulted her on his private island.
Flavio Briatore: Italian businessman who used to manage two Formula One racing teams.
Julia Broadhurst: Bra designer from South Africa.
Louis Albert de Broglie: French prince and entrepreneur.
Edgar Bronfman Jr.: Seagram’s heir. Half-brother of Clare and Sara Bronfman (NXIVM sex cult). In addition to being a billionaire business tycoon, his father, Edgar Bronfman Sr., was the leader of the World Jewish Congress, This group has links to the Rothschilds and the Vatican.
Christopher & Amanda Brooks: Amanda Brooks is the former creative director at Barneys. Her husband, Christopher, is an artist.
Miranda Brooks: Contributing editor to Vogue and successful landscaper.
Chris & Alison Brown: Alison Chace is an unsuccessful actress. Christopher Brown is the founder of Global Emerging Markets (GEM), an investment firm.
James & Lucinda Bruce: James is a businessman who comes from nobility. His father was a baron. His 2nd wife, Lucinda, is a producer.
Jean-Luc Brunel: Modeling scout. Co-founder of modeling agency MC2. Helped smuggle in underage girls for Epstein and others.
Tania Bryer: CNBC host.
Joan Juliet Buck: Former editor-in-chief of French Vogue turned actress.
Jimmy & Jane Buffett: Jimmy Buffett is a world famous singer, most notably for the song “Margaritaville.”
Bartle Bull: Best known as a journalist who writes about the Middle East. Has written articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other publications. Bull is also a partner at Northern Gulf Partners, an investment and financial advisory firm that holds lots of sway in Iraq.
Hamish & Emma Bullough: Hamish is an ex-managing director at Citigroup.
Ron Burkle: Billionaire founder of Yucaipa, an investment firm that specialized in buying and selling supermarket chains. Had close ties with Bill Clinton. According to Los Angeles Times, “Bill Clinton’s bromance with Burkle invited scandal.” The LA Times describes how “unverified reports of the two men jetting around in a Burkle 757 filled with attractive young women leached from the tabloids to the mainstream media.” This could be the reason for Burkle’s falling out with Hillary, as he had nothing to do with her campaign.
Jules Burney: Chairman of Stockcube ltd, a financial research company.
Martin Burtril: No information found.
Candace Bushnell: Author of Sex and the City.
Arki Busson: Real name is Arpad Busson. He is a French financier who founded EIM Group, which specializes in hedge funds. It should be noted that Busson used to host the ARK charity dinner every year, which has drawn the likes of Bill Clinton and Prince William. Busson is a founding chairman of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) charity, which specializes in educating underprivileged children. ARK has dozens of its own schools in the UK.
**I made an entire thread dedicated to Busson's frightening connections and possible role in international pedophilia rings here: https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/
Charlie Butler: No information found.
Terri Button: No information found.
Robert Byng: Descendant of admirals, viscounts, and earls. Current property owner of Wrotham Park, an English country house that hosts social events for the wealthy and has been used as a filming location for many movies.
Alain de Cadenet: Former Formula One racer. Current television personality for ESPN and Speed channel.
Jason Calacanis: Internet entrepreneur. Dot-com millionaire.
Nicky Caledon: The 7th Earl of Caledon. Received his knighthood in 2015 when he was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO).
Mario/Ariadne Calvo-Platero: Mario Calvo-Platero is an Italian journalist and served as editor of the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore for 30 years. Ariadne is the daughter of Lord and Lady Beaumont, listed above.
Roddy Cambell: Campbell is a jack-of-all-trades businessman. He has worked in marketing, networking, and consulting.
Alistar Cambell: Alistair worked closely with Tony Blair for years, first as a spokesman and campaign director, then as Downing Street Press Secretary, and finally as Downing Street Director of Communications and spokesman for the Labour Party. He resigned in 2003 during the inquiry into the death (murder) of David Kelly.
Giancarlo Camerana: Works in real estate and wealth management as an Associate Partner for Shohet & Cie SA
Cammy: Likely Cammy Kinney, a former model turned photographer.
Naomi Campbell: Internationally known supermodel.
Brooke & Emilio del Campo: Likely meant to be Emilio Ocampo, an economist and financial expert who has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley.
Andrew de Candole: British entrepreneur and real estate mogul.
Nicholas Candy: British luxury property developer.
Caprice: Likely refers to Caprice Bourret, a former model and former love interest of Prince Andrew around 2000-2001.
Massimo & Sara Carello: Massimo is an Italian businessman who has served as CEO of Fiat UK, Diners Club UK, and Independent Director of Canadian Overseas Petroleum.
William & Carina Carey: No information found.
Camilla Carlbom: Chairwoman of Carlbom Shipping ltd. Carlbom Shipping looks after the interests of vessels and cargo owners.
Carmine: Not enough information.
Barbara Carrera: Former model and actress, most notably for the Bond flick, Never Say Never Again, where she played a villain. Carrera’s first marriage was to Otto Kurt Freiherr von Hoffman, a German nobleman. Her 2nd marriage was to Uva Harden (born 1941), a German fashion model and actor. Her 3rd and final marriage was to Nicholas Mark Mavroleon, a Greek shipping magnate. After her third marriage, Carrera was involved with Henry Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland. Lots of international nobility and magnates.
Sophie Caruth: Former literary agent at William Morris. Formerly held a senior manager position at Mason Rose, a sales and marketing company.
Michel & Charlene Carvalho: Michel is a British financier and vice-chairman of investment banking at Citigroup, primarily in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the Heineken heiress. She inherited $4.2 billion when her father died in 2002.
Guido Casagrande: Company director of IU Holdings ltd, a financial services holding company.
Simon Case: Private Secretary to Prince William as of 2018. Previously was in charge of figuring out the border issue in Northern Ireland and Ireland post-Brexit. British civil servant for over a decade, including as a policy adviser for the Ministry of Defence.
George & Pauline Case: Pauline Case (maiden name Pauline Astor) is a Viscountess and daughter of William Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor. No information could be found on George Case.
Debbie Castaneda: Former Ms. Colombia (1996). She had a relationship with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and has been accused of being a “bunga-bunga” girl, a sex party girl for Berlusconi. This information was gained through wiretaps.
Alby & Victoria Cator: Albemarle Cator is a British banker and financial adviser.
Mark & Mini Cecil: Not much information found. Mark Cecil may be the founder of United Wealth Advisors Group LLC.
Aurelia Cecil Stephenson: Founder of Aurelia Public Relations. Her client list included Salvatore Ferragamo, Krug Champagne, TAG Heuer watches, and Gianni Versace.
Dr. Mark Cecil: Founding Partner at Jabre Capital Partners, a hedge fund company. Close friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Fabrizio Cerina: Chairman of international investment banking group Crédit des Alpes.
Gian Carlo Cerutti: Italian banker.
Vikram Chatwal: Actomodel/movie producer and hotel owner in New York City and Miami. Bill Clinton, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Naomi Campbell, and P. Diddy attended his wedding.
John & Lucy Chenevix-Trench: Former COO of Morgan Stanley securities.
Gianluca Cicogna: CEO, CFO, and President of Beauty Brands Inc. Brother of Gianfranco Cicogna.
Gioconda Cicogna: Mother of Gianluca and Gianfranco. Interior designer.
Gianfranco Cicogna: Gianfranco Cicogna Mozzoni was a business leader, a Count by birth, the Ambassador for the Order of Malta at its embassy in Kenya. His grandfather, Giuseppe Volpi, was known as “Italy’s Rockefeller.” Gianfranco died flying a plane at an air show in 2012.
Marina Cicogna: Countess. Granddaughter of Kingdom of Italy Finance Minister Giuseppe Volpi, one of the richest and most influential men in Italy in the early 1900s.
Pietro & Alejandra Cicognani: Pietro is a high-end architect based out of NYC.
Lindka Cierach: British fashion designer. Her clients include the British Royal Family.
Giuseppa Cipriani: The main business manager of Cipriani S.A., whose holdings include 55 Wall Street (the whole building) and Cipriani restaurants worldwide (most notably in NYC).
Gustavo & Patty Cisneros: Gustavo is a billionaire Venezuelan businessman and Chairman of Grupo Cisneros, one of the largest privately held media entertainment organizations in the world.
Amadeo Clavarino: A real estate investor with properties in Milan, New York, London, Berlin, and St. Moritz.
Isabel Clavarino: Also known as Isabelle Harvie-Watt, Clavarino is the former managing partner at Spring Studios, a production and branding agency and was Giorgio Armani’s key point person for the press, media and celebrities. Last year, Clavarino was named Valentino’s Chief Marketing Officer.
John & Alice Fay Cleese: John Cleese is an actor best known for his role in Monty Python.
Graham & Emma Clempson: Vice Chairman, Executive Board at MidOcean Partners, a private equity and investment firm. Emma is an English radio and television presenter.
Lucy Clive: Girlfriend of Kevin Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother.
Larry Coben: Former Senior Principal of Sunrise Capital Partners. Currently Chairman of the Board at NRG Energy, a large energy company that serves 3 million people in the U.S. NRG also has its name on several sports stadiums in Texas.
Mandy Cochrane: No information found.
Dalit Cohen: Ex-girlfriend of Ian Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother.
Peter Cohen: No information found.
Jo Coleman: No information found.
Nicholas Coleridge: Chairman of Condé Nast Britain. Condé Nast is a media giant and the parent company of Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Backchannel, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Pitchfork, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired.
Jeffrey Colle: Real estate developer, specifically in the Hamptons.
Phil & Orianne Collins: Phil Collins is music royalty.
Henrietta Conrad: Co-founder of Princess Productions LTD, a television programming company.
Susannah & Sten Ber Constantine: Susannah is a fashion journalist, author, and television presenter. Her husband, Sten Bertelsen was one of the creators of Death Cigarettes, a fairly popular British brand in the 1990s.
Clive Cooke: Securities executive who is now the head of sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for a leading technology company.
Rachel Cordle: Daughter of John Cordle, a British politician. Sister of Rupert Cordle and Marina Cowdray.
Rupert Cordle: Founder of Cordles, a residential building contractor in London. Brother of Rachel and Marina Cordle.
Fernando de Cordova Hohenlohe: Spanish nobility. Current Marquis of Alboloduy.
Harry Cotterall: Chairman of Fisher German, a property consulting firm in England.
Martine de Courcel: No information found.
Marina Cowdray: Wife of Michael Pearson, 4th Viscount of Cowdray. Daughter of John Cordle. Sister of Rachel and Rupert Cordle.
Colin Cowie: A lifestyle guru, television personality, author, interior designer, and party planner for the wealthy.
Sophie Crabbe: No information found.
Alaistar Cudro: No information found.
Boykin R. Curry: Boykin Curry is a partner at Eagle Capital, an investment firm based in New York. Mr. Curry is a co-founder of Public Prep, a group of charter schools in New York City. He is also a board member of Alliance for School Choice and a co-founder of Democrats for Education Reform
Amanda Cutter & Christopher Brooks: Listed earlier under Christopher & Amanda Brooks. At least Epstein kept up with his black book.
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2019.04.29 19:04 thelittlewizardboy Police have "working theory" in Barry and Honey Sherman murders

For those of you who do not know the details of the case, a full summary is pasted below this update. A quick tl;dr: billionaire and his wife are found murdered in their homes on December 15, 2017. After initially classifying it as a murdesuicide, police later reclassified it as a murder after the family hired a PI. Very little information has come out since, but the two main theories here seem to be family resentments over finances (his cousin, Kerry Winter, seems particularly unhinged during interviews, although I don't think he's involved) and a corporate hit due to Sherman's practice of undercutting major pharmaceutical companies with generic alternatives.
This update isn't very Earth-shattering, but it's the biggest development yet given the lack of information provided by police thus far. A lead investigator stated last week that police have "an idea of what happened", and the journalist who broke the story claims at least one witness is refusing to speak to the police. Other people that investigators would like to speak to cannot be located, and the police believe these folks may have fled the country. In another article (which has since been payblocked, so I didn't post the link. Any Star subscribers out there?), it is stated that the police should finally be getting access to electronic records this week which may prove helpful in the investigation.
I don't know how excited to get about this, as the investigator's words sound *very* carefully chosen. "An idea of what happened" is a far cry from "a trail of evidence leading to a suspect(s)." Obviously this doesn't help us in speculating who might be responsible, but I at least have hope that substantial developments will be revealed in the near future.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/police-have-working-theory-in-sherman-murders-report-1.4394932

SUMMARY (FROM WIKIPEDIA)

Bernard Charles "Barry" Sherman, CM[4] (February 25, 1942 – December 15, 2017) was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist who was chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc. With an estimated net worth of US$3.2 billion at the time of his death, according to Forbes, Sherman was the 12th-wealthiest Canadian.[3][5] Another publication, Canadian Business, stated his fortune at $4.77 billion (CAD), ranking him the 15th richest in Canada.[5] Sherman and his wife were murdered in their home by unknown assailants, according to Toronto Police who are still investigating the case.[6]

Early life and education


Sherman was born into a Jewish family in Toronto[7] to Herbert Dick "Hyman" Sherman (1906–1952),[8] a business partner for a zipper company,[1]and Sara "Sarah" Sherman (née Winter; 1910–1971),[9] an occupational therapist after her husband's death.[10] His grandparents from both sides had fled persecution of Jews in Russia and Poland.[1] His father died from heart attack when Bernard was still young at the age of 10.[1][11] He won a national physics contest while attending the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and graduated with top marks.[12] He entered the University of Toronto's engineering science program at age 16, believed to be the youngest to do so.[13] The same year, he signed up for a Canadian Army organized student militia.[1] He graduated with the highest honours in his class and received the university's Governor General's Award for his thesis.[14] In 1967, he completed a PhD in astrophysics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[15]

During high school and while at the University of Toronto, Sherman often worked for his uncle Louis Lloyd Winter, at his Empire Laboratories, then Canada's largest wholly owned pharmaceutical company.[16] When his uncle would travel, Sherman often helped watch over the operations.[14]

Career


In 1967, after completing his PhD, Sherman purchased the Empire Group of Companies from the executor of the estate of his aunt and uncle, Beverley and Louis Lloyd Winter, as both had died seventeen days apart in November 1965, leaving four orphaned young children: Paul Timothy, Jeffrey Andrew, Kerry Joel Dexter, and Dana Charles.[14][17] Prior to the purchase, Empire was the first to secure the compulsory rights to manufacture Hoffmann-La Roche's Valium (diazepam), and was one of Canada's largest manufacturers of Pfizer's Vibramycin (doxycycline), Upjohn Company's Orinase (tolbutamide), and the dietary sweetener saccharin. To facilitate the corporate acquisition, Sherman along with his high school friend, Joel Ulster (Sherman and Ulster Limited), offered 5% equity options) to each of the four children and a 15-year royalty on four of its patented products.[18]

In 1970 he invested in New York's Barr Laboratories with US-based partners, became its largest shareholder and served as Barr's president.[19] As of 2000, he controlled about 33% of Barr Laboratories' stock. Barr won the first rights to manufacture generic versions of Eli Lilly's Prozac. Today, Barr Laboratories' is a part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest generic drug maker,[20] following Teva's acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals in 2008.[21]

In January 1972, Sherman and Ulster Limited sold Empire Laboratories to the Quebec-based Canadian operations of publicly traded International Chemical and Nuclear (ICN) of California, for 57,000 shares (Valeant Pharmaceuticals). In 1973, Sherman started Apotex with a few former Empire Laboratories' personnel and he incorporated it in 1974. This privately owned and Sherman-controlled company claims to be Canada's largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical manufacturer.[22] Sherman also became involved in Nutraceutical manufacturing and other businesses, founding NION (National Institute of Nutrition) with Richard Kashenberg. He later sold the company to Schiff and continued on to Apotex.

By 2016, Apotex employed over 10,000 people as one of Canada's largest drug manufacturers, with over 260 products selling in over 115 countries. Revenues were about $1.5 billion annually.[23]

Personal life

Sherman married Honey Reich (1948–2017),[24] in 1971,[25] a fellow University of Toronto graduate born in 1948 (sic) in Austria to Polish Holocaust survivors.[26][27] They had four children,[28][13]a son, Jonathon, and three daughters, Lauren, Alexandra and Kaelen.[29][12]

Sherman, with his wife, donated a record $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal.[30] They provided funds to build a major addition to the geriatric Baycrest centre,[31] and to other Toronto-area community centres in Ontario.[14] The couple were also major donors to the United Way.[32] As well, the Apotex Foundation had sent over $50 million worth of medicine to disaster zones since 2007.[14][33][5]

Reputation and personality

Sherman had a mixed reputation, or what the National Post called "Two Legacies".[34] Toronto Mayor John Tory said "Barry and Honey were kind, good people" and Sherman was widely praised for his philanthropic giving.[35]

Sherman was called "a deplorable human being" in reference to his business practices, by University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran who claimed that he gouged Canadians with high drug prices: "Canadians pay more for generic drugs than almost every other country. He sought to manipulate our system to enrich himself and impoverish Canadian patients who used his drugs", he said.[35] He accused Sherman of crossing intellectual property right ethical lines to "fight as many as 100 battles at a time in court to challenge drug patents and make way for Apotex's generic prescriptions" with little end benefit to consumers.[35][36] As told in Jeffrey Robinson's 2001 book "Prescription Games: Money, Ego and Power Inside the Pharmaceutical Industry", Sherman himself acknowledged the long-running conflict between Apotex and the major pharmaceutical companies over drug patents, saying "The branded drug companies hate us. They have private investigators on us all the time. The thought once came to my mind: why didn't they just hire someone to knock me off?"[37]

In 2011, the Winter children (his cousins) sued Sherman alleging he never paid royalties and equity in Apotex, contending Sherman had used the proceeds from the 1972 sale of their late father's business Empire to buy Apotex in 1973.[38] The cousins sought a 20% interest in Apotex or damages of $1 billion. Sherman responded by withdrawing millions of dollars in financial assistance to his cousins. The cousins' contended that Sherman "had offered the financial assistance in the first place in order to make the cousins dependent on him, and to keep them from learning about their rights to the business", though this was denied by Sherman.[34][39][40] In September 2017, an Ontario Superior Court justice ruled against the cousins, saying the case was "wishful thinking, and beyond fanciful."[40][41] At the time of the judgement, a lawyer for the cousins said they would appeal, though no appeal occurred, and Sherman died a few months later under unknown circumstances.[40]

At the time of his death, Sherman was under investigation because of a fundraiser he had held for Justin Trudeau in April 2015, allegedly contrary to Canada's lobbying rules.[42] Sherman filed a lawsuit in May 2016, attempting to quash the investigation. "There is basis to conclude that Mr. Sherman is in breach of ... the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct as a consequence of his involvement in the organization of a fundraising event for the (Liberal Party)," according to Phil McIntosh, director of investigations at the Office of the Lobby Commissioner. If that had been proven, Sherman would have been banned from lobbying for five years.[43]

A partial draft of his unpublished memoir, called Legacy of Thoughts, was submitted as part of Sherman's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by his orphaned cousins. He described the manuscript as his observations on philosophy, Canadian politics and the pharmaceutical industry.[44] Sherman did not believe in God, free will, altruism or morality.[35] "I find no inconsistency in holding intellectually that life has no meaning, while at the same time being highly motivated to survive and to achieve", he once said.[35]

Barry Sherman was targeted by the Canadian wing of the Jewish Defense League, a group on the FBI's terrorist list, and had been sued by Israel`s largest generic-drug maker, Teva.[45][46]

Death

On December 15, 2017, police officers were called to Sherman's home at 50 Old Colony Road in North York, Toronto, by the couple's real estate agent,[47] where they discovered the bodies of Sherman and his wife hanging side by side next to their indoor pool. The deaths are being treated as "suspicious" and the Toronto Police Service Homicide Squad has taken the lead in the investigation, because this unit is the "most experienced in dealing with sudden unexpected deaths".[48][40][33] Post-mortem examinations showed the cause of both deaths was "ligature neck compression",[49] which is ligature strangulation caused by binding or tying.[50] Ligature strangulation is usually distinguished from hanging by the strangling force being something other than the person's own body weight.[51]

Toronto Police Service had previously told the news media that there was no indication of forced entry into the Sherman home and that their investigation does not include a search for any suspects.[47] Although there was no note left by the deceased,[52] police sources told the Toronto Star on December 15 or 16, 2017, that they were "probing the possibility that they were a murder–suicide".[53] In response, the couple's four children issued a statement urging the police to conduct a thorough criminal investigation and chastised the police for leaking a murder-suicide theory.[41][54] They also contacted Toronto lawyer Brian Greenspan to retain a private investigator to look into the deaths.[55] He hired Tom Klett, a retired Toronto Police detective who has worked in the homicide, drug, and intelligence bureaus.[56] The family also hired Dr. David Chiasson, the retired chief forensic pathologist for Ontario, to conduct another autopsy.[57][58]

On January 20, 2018, the Toronto Star published an exclusive report based on anonymous sources from the family's investigation team who said that the deaths were murders: the couple was strangled by belts after their hands were tied. These investigators had not yet gained access to the Sherman home. "People providing information for this story are not identified as they were not authorized to discuss the case," according to the Star. When contacted by a reporter, a Toronto Police spokesman reiterated the position that they were treating the deaths as "suspicious".[59]On January 26, Toronto Police advised the news media that their investigation concluded that the couple had been murdered in a targeted attack.[60] At the time, they would not discuss any possible suspects, but planned to interview everyone who had access to the home prior to the deaths via the lockbox that was previously installed by the real estate agent.[6] The police investigation has encountered resistance at Apotex headquarters, with a police spokesman saying "Legal complexities in some executions have been challenging given the litigious nature of Barry Sherman's businesses, in particular the search and seizure of electronics in Barry Sherman's workspace at Apotex".[36]

The police investigation was still continuing in September 2018 when detectives obtained seven search warrants in addition to the 21 previously obtained. Detective Dennis Yim told a court that "investigators are methodically reviewing material and pursuing different investigative avenues".[61]

In late October 2018, lawyer Brian Greenspan announced that the family had offered a $10 million reward in the couple's murder investigation for any information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect. At the same time, he complained about the police investigation, claiming that it had failed to collect important evidence.[62] Police Chief Mark Saunders later told the news media that a forensic pathologist has been working on the case, in addition to over 50 officers, interviewing 200 witnesses and collecting over 2,000 hours of video surveillance from neighboring homes. When asked if police would be willing to work with the independent experts to be convened by Greenspan, Saunders replied in the positive, but only if the group would be accepted in a court proceeding.[63]

By October 2018, police had obtained 37 warrants related to the investigation.[64]

FURTHER READING

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sherman
https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/news-opinion/the-unsolved-murder-of-billionaire-ceo-barry-sherman
https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/8rez4v/the_suspicious_deaths_of_canadian_billionaires/
https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/b3fwsb/barry_honey_sherman_murder_update_shermans/
https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/9rnpnc/10m_reward_offered_in_barry_and_honey_sherman/
https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/9ha3ph/barry_and_honey_sherman_unresolved_homicide/
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2019.02.06 05:11 Master-M-Master Musikmittwoch: P wie...

Powerwolf und Parkway Drive!
Zum letzten auch Musikmittwoch hier lang!
Für diejenigen welche dies zum ersten mal Lesen was ist das hier, in kurz und in knackig:
ne kleine Serie in der ich den hiesigen Lesern Songs/Bands nach dem Alphabet empfehlen will und mich allgemein über Musik austauschen möchte
Hoffe wie immer auf viele tolle Musikvorschläge auch wenn ich nicht immer auf alles Antworten kann ich höre mir alles an Ü
Fangen wir mal mit dem Powermetal an!
Powerwolf:
Powerwolf ist eine deutsche Hardrock-/Power-Metal-Band aus Saarbrücken. Die 2004 gegründete Band mit ihren fünf Mitgliedern wird vom Label Napalm Records vertreten.
Die Texte der Band sind geprägt von Behandlung des Christentums und alten Sagen Rumäniens. Powerwolf sehen sich jedoch nicht als religiöse Band an, sondern bezeichnen sich vielmehr als spirituell. Neben den klassischen Metalinstrumenten finden Orgelklänge Verwendung. Für die Studioalben wurde ein Kirchenchor aufgenommen.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerwolf
Und wieder mehr Powermetal! Die hälfte der Leute hier rollt vermutlich mit den Augen.
Aber es geht ja hier darum was neues zu entdecken und/oder einfach Empfehlungen auszusprechen, und ich kann euch sagen Powerwolf ist ne super Band wenn man in den Metal einsteigen will! Denn Powermetal ist dafür mit seiner Mischung aus Melodisch Orchestralem, härteren und auch mal schnelleren Passagen sowie der zu 95%igen abwesenheit von Growling (dem tiefen guttarlen Gesang) sehr zugänglich.
Zudem würde ich mich hier aus dem Fenster lehnen und behaupten das im Durchschnitt die Powermetal Sänger und Sängerinen meist die "besten Sänger / Sängerinnen" sind. Da sie aufgrund dessen dass sie sowohl tief als auch relativ hoch singen können müssen meist eine sehr große Vocal Range haben und das dabei ja auch noch gut klingen muss.
So was ist hier also gesanglich zu erwarten?
Hauptsächlich der Frontsänger mit aufgenommen Chören.
Dafür ist eben dieser Frontsänger aber stimmlich Top dabei und hat obendrein eine relativ markante Stimme!
Stillistisch gibts hier nicht viel zu sagen als das es sich um Powermetal handelt welcher an Kirchenklänge / Musik angelehnt / inspieriert ist daher ist hier auch eine Orgel / Orgelklänge vertreten <3.
So wird mit dem ganzen christlichen Stil der Religion kokettiert und dies abgewandelt mit dem "Werwolf" als "Bandmaskottchen" sowie dem "Metal+Satan" Klischee kombiniert.
Dies spiegelt sich dafür aber auch im ganzen Auftreten der Band wieder.
So bezeichnet der Frontsänger auf Livekonzerten diese meist als "Heilige Heavy Metal Messe".
Texte beziehen sich regelmäßig zumindest in Anspielungen auf die Bibel, Werwölfe, Geschichte, Glauben an sich etc.
Zudem wird für eine Powermetal Band ungewöhnlich oft über Sex gesungen / darauf angespielt ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Und bevor wir zu den Texten und Bezügen kommen will ich hier kurz auf das letzte Album der Band eingehen.
Das letzte Album von Powerwolf "The Sacrament of Sin" wurde von vielen Leuten und Kritikern sehr positiv aufgenommen.
Dem will ich hier deutlich wiedersprechen. Es ist definitv ein gutes Album, aber für Powerwolf Maßstäbe (die sich bis dahin eig mit jedem Album gesteigert hatten) ist dies dann doch eher mittelmäßig (ich weiß natürlich das nicht alles immer nur besser werden kann, aber das erwartet auch niemand). Es hat einige Monate und viel hören gebraucht damit ich mich mit mehr als 2-3 Song anfreunden konnte.
Jetzt schaue ich versöhnlicher auf das Album, aber es ist definitiv eins ihrer schwächeren. Zudem mein größter Kritikpunkt ist das es sowohl textlich relativ schwach ist als auch das es ca. 9% weniger Sex als das vorherige Album enthält :P
Aber aber weg von diesem Elitisten scheiß hin zur Musik!
Texte und Bezüge:
Oh mother God we hold the sword in holy times
We are the war, we never see the light
The order call, we all will take more human wine
And we toast to the night
[...]
We fold our hands, we keep the bible in our minds
Oh father God, we are the hordes of Cain
And though you run we will take you and we find
Any type, any vein
[...]
We drink your blood
When the midnight sky is red
We drink your blood
And we call the sanguine saints
We drink your blood
When the midnight sky is red
We drink your blood
And we open your veins
[...]
Oh father lord, we are the demons of the wild
When all we pray, stand the fight as one
We tame the storm, we are the martyrs in the light
Take your soul when you run
We are the dark, we are the saints of blood at night
We hear the call, when the moon shines red
We grab your body, in the morning all we are
Satisfied when you're dead
[...]
We drink your blood
When the midnight sky is red
We drink your blood
And we call the sanguine saints
We drink your blood
When the midnight sky is red
We drink your blood
And we open your veins
[...]
We drink, we drink, we drink your blood
Kyrie Eleison
We drink, we drink, we drink your blood
Kyrie Eleison
[...]
We drink your blood
When the midnight sky is red
We drink your blood
And we call the sanguine saints
We drink your blood
When the midnight sky is red
We drink your blood
And we open your veins
We drink your blood
Erstmal ist es toll mal ein hochwertig produziertes Video zu sehen wo nicht einfach nur angemahlte Leute im Wald oder der Landschaft spielen.
Und textlich worum gehts hier.
Nun entweder ist es relativ straigh forward und geht halt um das typische Powerwolf Thema der Werwölfe/Vampiere die Blut trinken und leute töten dafür (sie haben mehr als diesen Song der den Durst nach Blut besingt) oder aber es ist (was das Video unterstützen würde) eine Anspielung auf den Gottes Dienst bei dem das Blut Christi getrunken wird.
Die würde durch das "Kyrie Eleison" untermauert, was mittelgriechisch für "Herr erbarme dich!" ist.
Oder es ist einfach eine Kombi aus beidem.
Was denkt ihr?
Nächster Song:
Stand up all the Night and call the Fight
Let your Mind go wild before the Light
Here we come the Army of the Night
Mater Maria
[...]
Lined up Side by Side and bound to pray
Sent to die and fight the Final Day
Army of the Night - we came to stay
Mater Maria
[...]
Better you pray before the Night is falling
Call on the Heaven sent, Amen
Follow the Night, it's your Messiah calling
Bring on the Sacrament, Amen
[...]
Come to the other Side
Into the Dark we Hide
Gather them for the Rite
Sacristarum
We are the Force allied
Into the War we ride,
Hallelujah
[...]
Stand up all the Night and call the Fight
Let your Mind go wild before the Light
Here we come the Army of the Night
Mater Maria
[...]
Lined up Side by Side and bound to pray
Sent to die and fight the Final Day
Army of the Night - we came to stay
Mater Maria
[...]
Enemies fallen when the Sermons spoken
Taken by higher Hand, Amen
Hallow the Martyrs when the Bible broken
Summon the Testament, Amen
[...]
Come to the other Side
Into the Dark we Hide
Gather them for the Rite
Sacristarum
We are the Force allied
Into the War we ride,
Hallelujah
[...]
Stand up all the Night and call the Fight
Let your Mind go wild before the Light
Here we come the Army of the Night
Mater Maria
[...]
Lined up Side by Side and bound to pray
Sent to die and fight the Final Day
Army of the Night - we came to stay
Mater Maria
[...]
Stand up all the Night and call the Fight
Let your Mind go wild before the Light
Here we come the Army of the Night
Mater Maria
[...]
Sanctify the Night for all the Time
Break the bread and raise the holy wine
Army of the Night - go walk the Line
Mater Maria
Ein Hammer Song, wenn auch mit eher...naja Text.
Dieser Song war der erste der vom Album "Blessed & Possessed" veröffentlicht wurde, und der steigt so top ein das man automatisch sofort instinktiv mit headbangen muss.
Als ich den das erste mal gehört habe wusste ich das ich mir das Album kaufen werde! (was bei mir recht selten ist, denn ich bin arm af)
Nächster Song:
When I'm crawling through the night
God and Satan by my side
And I'm haunted in the dark
[...]
Sacramentum of the wild
Evil born as human child
Seed of wolf and man we are
[...]
You are like the dead alive
And you seal the time you die
Hear the call behind the dark
[...]
You can hide and start the run
When the seventh night has come
And you realize the mark
[...]
Are you taken all alone
Holy Christ in flesh and bone
Pray, the werewolves left the ark
[...]
See it's not a sermon, they can't call me back
And when the moon is high, we call the pack - we attack!
[...]
This is the night of the werewolves
Run for your life
This is the night
Never get out alive
[...]
This is the night of the werewolves
Run for your life
This is the night
Never get out alive
[...]
Like a rebel in the war
We have seen the night before
And we call the morning star
[...]
Are you frightened all the more
You can't hide behind a door
Dead and sanctified you are
[...]
See I'm not a sacred victim in despair
And when the fever calls, the pack is there - so beware
[...]
This is the night of the werewolves
Run for your life
This is the night
Never get out alive
[...]
This is the night of the werewolves
Run for your life
This is the night
Never get out alive
[...]
This is the night of the werewolves
Run for your life
This is the night
Never get out alive
[...]
This is the night of the werewolves
Run for your life
This is the night
Never get out a-, never get out a-, never get out alive
Auch relativ straigh forward der Text und eins ihrer (wie ich finde) besten Lieder. Melodie + Tempowechsel wtf!
Nächster Song:
Ave fornicatio et sacrilegum
Deus peccatoribus et patrum Iesu
Oremus per coitum- et patris Deum
Animus in libidum - et crucem meum
Ave fornicatio et sacrilegum
[...]
Er nahm sie dann ins Stossgebet
Der Kirchturmpfahl zum Himmel steht
Der Wein geweiht, die Erde bebt
Dem Herrn so nah - im Stossgebet
Stossgebet
Stossgebet
Stossgebet
[...]
Ave phallus dominum evaginatio
Ferrum corporalium sanguinem virgum
Oremus per coitum- et patris Deum
Animus in libidum - et crucem meum
Ave fornicatio et sacrilegum
[...]
Er nahm sie dann ins Stossgebet
Der Kirchturmpfahl zum Himmel steht
Der Wein geweiht, die Erde bebt
Dem Herrn so nah - im Stossgebet
Stossgebet
Stossgebet
[...]
Und wer im Leben kommt zu spät zum Stossgebet
Der hat des Teufels Saat, die Pestilenz gesät
Speit sich die Seele aus, ein Wolf, der niemals schläft
In des Herrgotts starken Armen
So damit hätten wir das Thema Sex dann auch endlich abgehakt.
Zudem ist dies mit der beste Song (persönliche Meinung) des neuen Albums.
Für die Interessierten was genau die Lateinischen Zeilen bedeuten;:
Ich bin zu faul das zu Übersetzen, heißt ich linke euch hier eine Lyric Seite, wo man auf die hinterlegten Textstellen klicken kann und dann ne erklärung kriegt Ü
https://genius.com/Powerwolf-stossgebet-lyrics
Zudem kann ich durch dieses Video 1 zu 1 zur Liveerfahrung dieser Band übergehen.
Erstmal vorab, ich habe Powerwolf jetzt 4 oder 5 mal Live gesehen und bin jedes mal wieder happy wenn man sie live sah.
Powerwolf Konzerte machen einfach spaß. Die Band kriegt es wie kaum andere Bands hin Stimmung zu machen.
So habe ich Powerwolf z.b. mal auf einem kleineren Festival um 20 uhr live spielen sehen. Vorher absolut nichts los mit der Crowd.
Powerwolf hat die (die Crowd war aber auch... unmotiviert) Leute dazu gebracht mitzumachen und mitzugrölen!
Nu zu dem Video. Ich war auf dem gleichen Konzert wie der Dude im Wolfskostüm und die Frau die sich als Nonne verkleidet hatte (sie sieht man bei ca. 1:27 ) und ich muss beiden einfach meinen absoluten Respekt aussprechen!
Es war super heiß bei so vielen Leuten wo jeder mitmacht, mitsingt, mitgrölt, tanzt, moshed, feuershow etc.
Ich bin dem typen im Wolfskostüm beim rausgehen begegnet und der war so durchgeschwitzt das als ich ihm n High Five gab es sich anfühlte als ob man in einen grade frisch aus dem Wasser geholten Lappen packt. Das der keinen Hitzschlag bekommen hat.
Um mal nen Kumpel von mir zu zitieren der auf dem gleichen Konzert war:
"Alter das Pit gestern war so flutschig, ich glaube ich stinke heute noch nach dem Schweiß von anderen leuten"....
Und die Frau die sich als Nonne verkleidet hatte hat einfach mehrmals!!!! während des Konzertes, während alles eskalierte, n kleines Schminketui rausgeholt und ihr Makeup nachgebessenachgezogen. WTF! Und das war auch am Ende der Show "on point". N bissle wie das Filmklischee das Leute sich frisch aus dem Bett rollen ohne das die Haare die Steckdosenfrisur angenommen haben.... halt nur in echt.
Aber insgesammt war es ein richtig geiles Konzert! Ich habe mich nämlich vorher mit meinem kleinen Metal Freundeskreis getroffen und wir haben uns alle Powerwolf Corpse Paint... entschuldigung, Wolfs Paint ins Gesicht gemalt was zu tollen Blicken in den öffis führte als 7 Leute mit fetten Mänteln und bemalung einstiegen Ü
Alles in allem lohnt es sich immer zu Powerwolf zu gehen. Es sind einfach tolle, energetische Konzerte die spaß machen Ü
Songvorschläge zum Anklicken:
Puh, hier was vorschlagen ist schwierig da sie so vieles wirklich gutes haben....
Incense & Iron - Klingt leicht wie eine andere Band die mit S anfängt und über die in ein paar wochen gesprochen wird ;)
Fire & Forgive - Ich mag so mahnisch wirkende Songs Ü
Venom of Venus - Naja, der Titel erklärt den Song eig. ganz gut.
Coleus Sanctus - Ein Lied über den heiligen Hoden (kein joke).
Resurrection By Erection -
Raise your phallus to the sky and you never die
When you wake up from the dead and the angels give a head
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Amen & Attack - Wird live eigentlich immer gespielt
Kreuzfeuer - Noch mehr WAHN!!!!
TL:DR zu Powerwolf:
Spiritueller Werwolf Powermetal für jeden!
Parkway Drive:
Parkway Drive ist eine australische Metalcore-Band aus Byron Bay. Bis heute konnte die Band circa 20 Millionen Platten (Stand: Dezember 2018) weltweit verkaufen. Vor allem in Australien, England, USA und Deutschland feierte die Band bisher ihre größten Erfolge mit ausverkauften Tourneen.
Auf die Frage hin, ob sie Hard- oder Metalcore spielen, sagte Sänger Winston McCall, dass der Sound eher ins Metalcore-Schema passe, er sich aber zur Hardcore-Szene zugehörig fühle und nie viel mit Metal zu tun gehabt habe. Seit dem 2015 erschienenen Album Ire hat sich der Stil der Band vom reinen Metalcore entfernt und wurde vielschichtiger.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkway_Drive
Das lässt sich 1 zu 1 so unterschreiben, da ich absolut nicht weiß wie ich den Sound der letzten beiden Parkway Drive Alben beschreiben würde.
Eher nicht als "das ist Metalcore" sonder eher als etwas mit "Metalcore einfluss und elementen". Da sie zwar die typischen Breakdowns und spielweisen des Metalcore enthalten, aber nicht im reinen Klargesang gesungen sind und sonst auch nicht so diesen typischen "Metalcore" Klang haben.
Weiterhin werden teilweise auch Klassik Instrumente in die Songs eingebaut und bei Live Auftrittten mit eingebunden.
Gesanglich wird recht untypisch kein Klargesang genutzt sondern eher Screaming was teilweise auch fast schon ins growling geht.
Das alles in Kombi ist der Grund das ich Parkway Drive hier vorstelle, da ich normaler weise eher kein Metalcore Fan bin, da die meisten Songs und Bands des Genres gefühlt gleich klingen und die Songs zu 40-70% Breakdowns bestehen (que "der ganze Song ist der Breakdown" meme). Somit sticht Parkway Drive doch heraus. Wobei dies sich vorallem auf die neueren Alben bezieht. Je älter die Alben desto mehr "standart" Metalcore klingen Parkway Drive.
Textlich wird viel über innere Konflikte mit sich selber, seinen Gefühlen, dem Verarbeiten von Trauer etc. aber auch sehr viel Soziale Kritik geäußert.
Texte und Bezüge:
I spoke a vow today and asked if God would come and play
I've dug a shallow hole for him to sleep
But I swear he just won't answer me
I call on out is he afraid, I'll bury him down with the ones he keeps
And if the Devil is listening, I'll come for him as well
If I suspect he had a hand to play
And if I see his face in town, there's room for two down underground
Nothing's gonna stop me till I'm done
Until I'm done
Until I'm done
Until I'm done
Until I'm done
'Cause tonight I'm killing gods
Killing gods
[...]
It's guilt and frustration, it's everything between
The silence and the absence hitting home
Peripheral glances and the chasing of a sound
I never knew I'd miss until it's gone
So ask me how I'm coping, and I'll smile and tell you: "I'm just fine"
While down inside I'm drowning in the fucking rain
Because when everything is empty and your heart is set to cave
Sometimes all you wish for is a place, is a place to place the blame
[...]
Burn your heaven, flood your hell
Drown you in your wishing wells
Burn your heaven, flood your hell
Damn you all 'cause tonight I'm killing gods
[...]
The incendiary shock wave, scorched earth policy
The devastation that only loss will leave
The chants and incantations of daily rituals
A subtle lapse in brutal honesty
So ask me how I'm coping, and I'll smile and tell you: "I'm just fine"
While down inside I'm screaming till I fucking bleed
Because when everyone's expendable and your heart can't take the wait
The last thing that you wish for is the face, is the face to face the pain
[...]
Burn your heaven, flood your hell
Drown you in your wishing wells
Burn your heaven, flood your hell
Damn you all 'cause tonight I'm killing gods
[...]
I spoke a vow today and asked if God would come and play
'Cause I just wanna cut that fucker down
Face me, face me, face me, face me
Face me, face me, none survive
Face me, face me, none survive, go
None survive
The Devil and God have died inside me
Ein super energetischer Song. Also wen der nicht mitnimmt und "aufpumpt" dann weiß ich auch nicht.
Thematisch hat der Sänger der Band mal bestätigt da es in dem Song (wie die Lyrics ja auch verraten) um den Versuch des selbst geht mit einem großen persönlichen Verlust umzugehen und daraufhin entsprechend seinen Glauben zu verlieren (an Gott/Die Menschheit etc.).
Nächster Song:
Brothers, my brothers
Is this all that we are?
Sisters, my sisters
We've been crushed by the fists of God
[...]
Welcome to the free world where nothing's as it seems
Tell me, can you find a cure when you can't see and you can't feel the disease?
Can you seek a higher truth when you're living on your knees
Where freedom grows from blood-soaked soil in the lands of hypocrisy?
'Cause if you can't see the chains, tell me what use is a key
It's cash, blood, and oil in the age of the refugee
They're trying to buy our minds, we ain't selling
Bang, bang, bang, hear they're nailing down the coffins
[...]
Cut the strings, feel your heart start
Cut the cord
Сrack this code of silence
All our lives in the hands of tyrants
[...]
Crushed by the fists of God, crushed
Crushed by the fists of God, crushed
We've been crushed by the fists of God
We've been crushed by the fists of God
[...]
To the left, I see the rats, and to the right, I see the snakes
In my ear, they're whispering sweet sermons of cruel hate
So do you buy the fear or do you buy the lies? Tell me, what will set us free?
Do we kneel before the crooked few or do we bite the fucking hand that feeds?
When death casts no shadow and hope carries no weight
Rise into the light and feel the shackles fade away
They fear what we know, we know how they break
Bang, bang, bang, drop the hammer of conscience
[...]
Cut the strings, feel your heart start
Cut the cord
Сrack this code of silence
All our lives
[...]
Crushed by the fists of God, crushed
Crushed by the fists of God, crushed
We've been crushed by the fists of God
[...]
We're just waiting for the sky to fall
Yeah, I'm just waiting
Feels like all our lives we've been waiting for the sky to fall
Feels like all this time we've been
[...]
Brothers, my brothers
Is this all that we are?
Sisters, my sisters
We've been
[...]
Crushed by the fists of God
Crushed by the fists of God, crushed
Crushed by the fists of God, crushed
Dieser Song ist einfach ein Meisterwerk. Man sieht selten so gut umgesetzte Texte mit so einer tiefgehenden Kritik unserer Welt / Realität welcher in sich stimmig ist ohne zu gekünstelt zu wirken, sich reimt und dann ist auch noch der Song super stark.
Alles in allem ein Top lied.
Und zum thema Zitiere ich hier den Sänger und Songwriter der Band:
"Lyrically this song deals with the concept of power and control that is the basis for modern society. We live in a time when the lives of the many are lived at the will of the few. Filter information and deceit are used as controls while we are told to fear and persecute rather than understand and sympathize. We have let the balance of power slip so far that a godlike will is able to be imposed upon the masses with little to no way of breaking the cycle."
Nächster Song:
Your heart, your home, your voice, it's got a price tag
Sign in blood, bury your rights in a body bag
They're feeding fear through the fault lines
You heard it here first, they got your freedoms on the front line
Primetime, the noose at our throats
Our liberties hands run with blood of the scapegoats
So tell me how can we demonize
When we can't see life through another's eyes
[...]
Pay 'em off and play 'em off
Fear rolls like a reaper through the streets of the lost
Pay 'em off and play 'em off
But in the eyes of the storm
[...]
The truth drops like a bomb
The truth drops like a bomb
The battle is on
[...]
Hands in chains for a fist full of dollars
Who do we blame for the holes in our knowledge?
The past you know has been written by the victor
So I ask you now, who is it writing your future?
The butcher, the liar, the thief or the killer?
Your freedom died quiet in the halls of power
Starved for peace, we'll eat war until it kills us
Six feet deep with a belly full of bullets
[...]
Pay 'em off and play 'em off
Fear rolls like a reaper through the streets of the lost
Pay 'em off and play 'em off
But in the eyes of the storm
[...]
The truth drops like a bomb
The truth drops like a bomb
The battle is on
[...]
The hate runs deep, but our hopes cut deeper
Now we walk through the valley in the shadow of the reaper
Money talks, and it's speaking in tongues
They put a price on our soul like they had already won
Now open wide, I see their jaws locked tight
Silent in the moment like prey in the floodlights
The signal is static, baptised in fire
Now we see how they talk with a mouth full of barbed wire
[...]
Absolute power, absolute power, absolute power
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Absolute power, absolute power, absolute power
Absolute power corrupts
[...]
The truth drops like a bomb
The truth drops like a bomb
The battle is on
The truth drops like a...
[...]
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Aknüpfend an den vorherigen Song gehts hier auch um die Illusion von Freiheit und die Korruption von Absoluter Macht egal ob politisch oder monetär.
Revolution wann?
Nächster Song:
What will you tell your children
When they ask you "What went wrong?"
How can you paint a picture of a paradise lost
To eyes that know only a wasteland?
How will you justify
Justify watching the world die?
[...]
The clock is ticking, can't you feel our days are numbered?
Head first into disaster from which there will be no return
With narrow minds we decimate our one true home
Cast into oblivion, judgement is calling
[...]
Behold the pale horse
This is the funeral of the Earth
Behold the pale horse
This is the funeral
[...]
The blind eye can no longer be cast
The clock is ticking, there is no second chance
[...]
The blind eye can no longer be cast
There will be no future, if we can't learn from our mistakes
The clock is ticking, there is no second chance
There will be no future, if we can't learn
[...]
A forced extinction closes out the age of apathy
The final act, sacrifice the world's ecology
The death of beauty, the death of hope
Cast before the throne of avarice, judgement is calling
[...]
Behold the pale horse
This is the funeral of the Earth
Behold the pale horse
This is the funeral
[...]
The blind eye can no longer be cast
There will be no future, if we can't learn from our mistakes
The clock is ticking, there is no second chance
There will be no future, if we can't learn
[...]
I can't watch it burn
I can't watch it burn
I can't watch it burn
I can't watch it burn
I can't watch it burn
I can't watch it burn
I can't watch it burn
[...]
Behold the pale horse
Noch mehr Gesellschaftskritik yeah \o/
Auch wenn es in dem Song eher um die allgemeine Selbstzerstörung des Menschen und die fehlende möglich dies vor den eigenen Kindern rechtfertigen zu können geht, so ist das für mich einer der Ultimativen Klimawandel - Kritik Songs.
Es passt wie die Faust aufs Auge, eben nur mit dem Klimawandel.
Die ganze erste Strophe:
What will you tell your children
When they ask you "What went wrong?"
How can you paint a picture of a paradise lost
To eyes that know only a wasteland?
How will you justify
Justify watching the world die?
Um hier nochmal die Band zu zitieren:
"If you haven't figured out the meaning of the lyrics and the reason behind them, then you need to wake the fuck up. "
Übergehend zu den Live Erfahrungen...
Ich war vor knapp 2 Wochen extra in Leipzig um diese Band live sehen zu können und auch wenn es ein Hammer Konzert war und einen super ausgepowert hat so hat sich doch für mich wieder was bestätigt:
Ich mag Parkway Drive, aber ich mag die Metalcore - Metaler Crowd nicht.
Die sind einfach zu rücksichtslos auf den Konzerten. Im Pit um sich Prügeln ist einfach scheiße.
Dafür haben Parkway Drive selber absolut geliefert. Ich würde sagen das ihr Konzert easy an den Erschöpfungszustand von Amon Amarth rankommt.
Sie haben mit Wishing Wells eröffnet und alles um einen rum ist eskaliert. Ich hatte einfach ungewollt 360° um mich rum Körperkontakt und wurde so eng an andere Leute gequetscht das ich meine Arme nciht mehr bewegen konnte.
Ich habe mich wahrscheinlich, ohne Einfluss darauf zu haben wohin und wie man sich bewegt, easy 20-30m unfreiwillig durch die Halle bewegt.
Es war aber eine Hammer Show, mit Feuer und viel trara. Selbst ohne die große Zerquetschung hat man sich absolut ausgepowered durchs mitschreien , springen etc.
Zudem haben sie fast ein 1,5h set gespielt Ü
Hier mal ne aufnahme in Krebs soundquali von jemanden der Live gefilmt hat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV-uR6Ji3tM
Man bedenke das nach wie gesagt fast 1,5h das einer der letzten 3 Songs war die gespielt wurden, und dennoch legt sich der Frontsänger so ins Zeug, ist selber so aufgepumpt (man beachte die hektischen bewegungen).
Ein krasses Konzerterlebniss.
Songvorschläge zum Anklicken:
Vice Grip - Chancen ergreifen die sich bieten.
Dedicated - Einer meiner Lieblingssongs von Parkway Drive. Schön heftig. Perfekt zum Autofahren. Ich hatte erst überlegt ihn in den Texten zu erwähnen, ich finde aber die gesellschaftskritischen sind wichtiger drüber zu schreiben von daher ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Shadow Boxing - Mehr Persönliche Probleme
Dead Mans Chest - Old School Parkway Drive
Pandora - Mehr Old School Parkway Drive
Bottom Feeder - Hammer Song, definitiv reinhören!
Now snap your neck to this
TL:DR zu Parkway Drive:
Sehr gesellschaftskritischer, etwas anderer Metalcore.
Passende Empfehlungen mit P:
Peaches & Iggy Pop - Kick it - Eine absolut abgefahrene und sexuell sehr moderne und befreite Elektroband aus Kanada
Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise - Ein Klassiker. Ein bisschen mehr Mitmenschlichkeit und Empathie würde der Welt guttun :(
POL1Z1STENS0HN - Recht Kommt - Böhmi!
Du Einzelfall meinst Rechtsstaat ist deins?
Du Bastard bist Rechtsstaatfeind Nummer 1
Nun zu euch:
Welche Musik hört ihr grade? Welche Band / Künstler habt ihr in der letzen Woche so entdeckt?
Was haltet ihr von den dieswöchigen Bands so?
Was ist der lustigste Song den ihr kennt? Egal ob wegen dem Video, Text oder Klang Ü
Danke fürs Lesen, ich hoffe ihr habt ne tolle Woche Ü
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2018.10.09 04:50 qwertycoder Revisiting the more curious synchronicity and aspects of the Harvest 91 festival, 1 year later.

Hello world, I want to bring up The Mandalay bay Sync sequence that has gotten a bit more interesting since our last discussion. It appears that a lot of people have moved on from this event either coming down on the side of Conspiracy or the side of “ The mainstream story” I want to share the Plethora of Coincidences that when looked at holistically paint a picture quite a bit deeper than a “Conspiracy of Men”

https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/75ubvc/what_is_with_all_those_numbers_a_theory_to_the/

https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/78rzsz/hurricane_wienstien_the_mandalay_effect_and_the/

Here is a list of the facts that shine a synchromystic light on the event and specifically the word Mandalay.

  1. Boris Johnson was Reported to have recited the poem Road to Mandalay within the temple and that it was in poor taste due too the author of the poem. Here is the kicker and the most peculiar part. The event of going to Myanmar was JAN-21-2017. The actual news reporting this reference of Mandalay was not until SEPT-30-2017 the day before the “Mandalay bay Event.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/21/british-foreign-secretary-positive-and-optimistic-on-trump.html

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2017/sep/30/boris-johnson-caught-on-camera-reciting-kipling-poem-in-burmese-temple-video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXtYLmoG9Ek

Why is this the case? Why did an event which happened simultaneous to trumps Inauguration Ball not include the words Mandalay until over 15 publications announced the Gaffe of Mandalay the day before the “Mandalay bay Massacre”. Some will imply that they KNEW that Mandalay was going to be a “Keyword” . But what if it is bigger that that... what if the universe has highlighted this word?

2.The geometric coincidence of alignments..

Now here is what I found the DAY after the event.

https://imgur.com/xUw8WA4This is the Equilateral triangle formed from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Luxor Pyramid and the Harvest 91 stage.

https://imgur.com/rEstE0m
https://imgur.com/iiRWp2l
https://imgur.com/SSO2L5b

These three images show the distances between 444.44 yards each lineWhat is even stranger is that from the 32nd window of the Mandalay bay hotel to the front door of the Las Vegas Masonic temple.7,777.77 metersA very precise alignment that is made more peculiar.https://imgur.com/W3jju9uThe yellow line is from the window to the front door of the Las vegas Masonic temple. The blue line is the same point but pointing at the center of the Mandalay bay hotel.

https://imgur.com/gacOHsG

The Blue line coming from the masonic temple bisects the equilateral triangle and crosses between The obelisk and the sphinx.
https://imgur.com/HUK4ffD

Bisecting this Parking lot as well as crossing over the white car at the center point.
https://imgur.com/Ojq37Zb

I saw the arch of the Mandalay bay and the obelisk and how they were in a line. So I measured and this on is damn near to the pixel accurate from the far corner of the obelisk and the arch. Again 444.44 yards.......

So visually you have a perfect Repeating digit Equilateral triangle showcasing the Pyramid the Stage and the Hotel. All of which are owned by the same company

  1. The Company that owns it all......MGM Metro Goldwyn Mayer.https://www.trademarkia.com/enlightened-society-for-global-transformation-74349850.html

Oh that's right it is the Trademarked logo for the Mandalay group owned by MGM studios.
“The Enlightened society for global transformation”

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1JZZJPHe75Y/Wdsw2Di-hnI/AAAAAAAAIxU/XqkFtFS1w0MfUsQBf5CydfgIFFPs5azBACLcBGAs/s320/enlightened-society-for-global-transformation.jpg

This is on the Floor of the Luxor hotel/ Black Pyramid

But here is some more nuggets of synchromystic treasure from the research.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Mandalay_(1926_film)

This movie was released in theaters on 6-28-1926


https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=6&d1=28&y1=1926&m2=10&d2=1&y2=2017

33,333 days before the event at Mandalay bay. Which is also 91 y 3m 3d . Remember that it was called the Route 91 “HARVEST” festival and we have the 33 once again reiterated.

The 33 reiterated in the Wikipedia page for the movie

The Road to Mandalay is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. Originally a 7 reel feature, the film was considered lost until an abridged version, of about 33 minutes, with French intertitles surfaced in Paris. This poor quality French abridgment is all that survives of The Road to Mandalay “ Also 70 min and 7 reels echoing the 777 theme that Vegas persists.

The kicker here is seeing that MGM built the Mandalay bay and also made this movie with the same name.

  1. Charles Dance's reading of The road to Mandalay 777 days before the “Mandalay Bay Massacre”

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=8&d1=16&y1=2015&m2=10&d2=1&y2=2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mRt50wyaLg

Charles Dance played Tywin Lannister In the Game of thrones as “King of the Seven Kingdoms”Reciting “Mandalay” by Rudyard Kipling notable Freemason 777 days before the event in Mandalay bay Vegas......

  1. Jason aldeans Tattoo......https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/74jys8/why_does_jason_aldean_have_the_illuminati_card/I
made this post 11 months ago. The levels of synchronicity on this point alone is mind boggling.
From the top lets take a look at the tattoohttps://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/75tgag/jason_aldean_tattoo_numerology_and_symbolism/

Alot of people will mention that “JA is his initials and he just likes poker and that's why he got the tattoo.)

In the places ive seen this fact brought up people will simply write it off as a guy getting a tattoo of his initials.WRONG: His name is JASON ALDINE WILLIAMS“Aldean changed his name on the suggestion of Monte C. Willis, a music consultant hired by Barry Williams (now partners in managing Curb Recording artist Rachel Holder).[citation needed] "There was an artist named Jason D. Williams performing all over Nashville at the time and I felt like there would be a lot of confusion, so I called Barry and suggested the name change. Really, not an easy thing to suggest to a father, but ultimately it worked out well". Monte Willis: "In order to stand out, he changed the spelling of his middle name, Aldine, to come up with the name Aldean.” https://twitter.com/MUSICARCHITECTS

This is the gent who made Jasons new name for him. His initials would have been JW or JAW had Monte not been there to Craft his new name.

So the JA persona was Crafted by a dude called “MUSICARCHITECTS” on twitter.

The next crafted part of his persona is BLACKJACK RIDGE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zXps-Wv2UE

This is the video that puts his house on the market. Published 2-11-16

http://www.nashcountrydaily.com/2017/02/22/jason-aldeans-black-jack-ridge-farm-in-tennessee-is-on-the-market-for-4-5-million-photo-gallery/

This was the article I found first announcing it for sale. Published 2-22-17

2-22-2018 is exactly 222 days before 10-1-2018 (2+0+1+8=11) 10-1

  1. The Marilyn Manson connection.
https://www.reddit.com/Retconned/comments/744vxd/the_mandalay_effect_synchronicity_binding_the/

Where does Marilyn Manson come in? Well I hadn't seen him in the news in Ages and I see a couple interviews of him talking about
columbine, which came out on 9-23-17. Now He has a new album called heaven upside down. The first track on this album is “Revelation 12” which is the day of the Rev 12 sign.
So the day before The shooting Mr Manson was crushed under a giant GUN prop on stage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzVCaxdb6vo

So he comes out talking about Columbine The first big noted mass shooting in recent times. Then a couple days later is injured by a giant gun. The day after that we experience the biggest shooting in history.

So lets look at the songs he just released before the shooting.

Released Sept 11th..... hmmm

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/weknowwhereyoufuckinglive.html

Let's make something clear We're all recording this as it happens Those diamond-bullet storefront-blood-bank Splinters and stained glass

The world was stripped of its superficial surfaces We don't intend to just eat the street The asphalt is the good meat And we will sleep on the skin of its nightmares We will sleep on the skin of its nightmares "It's time to just kill this crowd And scream as fucking loud..."

We dont intend to eat the street. Its time to just kill this crowd and scream just as loud.

Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire fire fire away (22 fires)

I love the sound of shells hitting the ground, man I love the sound of shells hitting the ground I love it

I really dont have to emphasize or doing any reaching here. This is pretty odd.

The next song off his album released 11 days before 10-01-2017 which is a 111 day. Kill4ME

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/kill4me.html

From the getgo the title is apt.
Your hotel hall won't be so vacant And I can tell that you ain't faking Because I take death threats Like the best of them
Would you kill, kill, kill for me? I love you enough to ask you again Would you kill, kill, kill for me? You won't be kissing me unless you kill for me Kill, kill, kill for me
Hotel hall......

“This is a sacrifice.” Self explanatory.

The North American leg of the Heaven Upside Down Tour will begin on September 29, and will incorporate dates at several music festivals, So the tour began and the gun fell upside down injuring him at the start of his tour.

So on further research This album was supposed to release on Valentines day.2-14-17.... Wait a tic. We just saw this date. 6M 6W 6D before 10-01-17 was this day the same day they evacuated oroville.

Robbie williams connectionRobbie Williams has a song called “The road to Mandalay” The same title of the poem written by the Freemason Rudyard Kipling which was recited by Boris Johnson 1 day before 33,333 days after the release of the movie “The road to Mandalay” of which was made by MGM studios.(and is also recited by Charles Dance 777 days before on the 70th anniversary of VJ day).... who owns the Mandalay bay/Luxor pyramid/ and the concert grounds that form a perfectly equilateral triangle of 444.44 yards between each of the 3 points.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternity/The_Road_to_Mandalay

Just the name of the song doesnt do much but as you know there is more.https://www.lyricsfreak.com/robbie+williams/me+my+monkey_20116746.html

“We made tracks to The Mandalay Bay Hotel “

“Me and my monkey With a dream and a gun I'm hoping my monkey don't point that gun at anyone Me and my monkey Like Butch and the Sun dance Kid Trying to understand why he did what he did Why he did what he did”

“We got the elevator, I hit the 33rd floor We had a room up top with the panoramic views like nothing you'd ever seen before “

The name of the Hotel, The floor of the shooting … and the reference of the gun, and trying to understand why he did what he did.

http://steveyb.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/Robbie-Williams/RobbieWilliams-Sing16Eternity.jpg

Album cover for the road to mandalay album. Note the tattoo on the bicep. It is a lion. Very similar too the MGM logo.....Also remember Jason Aldeans tattoo! Its the opposite arm same spot as the eclipse

6Y 6M 6D from 10-01-17 Is the next total USA eclipse similar to the last one.

6Y 6M 6W 6D before 10-1-17 was feb-14-11 The Day of Rage and the beginning of Arab spring.

  1. Dr phil connection.The Next strange attractor involved in this tapestry of people, places, and dates is Corrine Lomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgsxUleg16Q

One of the first interviewees of CNN for a boots on the ground Perspective of what happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBufBWjcZt4

https://www.drphil.com/shows/1907/

It turns out she was on Dr phils show on 3-20-2013, She was on the show for being a Narcissist..... Now I dont know about you but I dont know if the people that go on Jerry springer, oprah, dr phil or any of these types of shows are completely genuine.
I cant find a full clip but this is just weirder and weirder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRgcS9vc4Q
Now I was surprised to find that her twitter is Public. And what I found is pretty dang odd.

1st thing I noticed was the absolute overwhelming amount of rap music. And not 1 country song. And looking at this event It is really only country music stars. Again this by itself is nothing, just another clue.

https://twitter.com/corinnelomas?lang=en
Now looking before the shooting.
https://imgur.com/m03XNv4
Yehaww Bissh. Gates open
https://imgur.com/2wEx1CX
“They do to you what you allow.” Followed by.
“BIIIIIITCH BE A BEAST OR BEEE THE FEAST “
This is the Harvest festival, mind you.
https://imgur.com/esK3pnT
“Play a position, or put yourself in a position to be more.”
https://imgur.com/MwBgcUu
The VERY last post before the shooting was “The presidents face” by JACKA (this is important.)
https://genius.com/The-jacka-the-presidents-face-lyrics Note the word illuminate.
The First post AFTER the shooting was a retweet of 6lack. Stressed about things I shouldn't even be stressing about.
I see BLACKJACK coded in this Jacka or Jack Ace A perfect hand in blackjack.
This is her first post since the shooting. Not something hey guys Im ok, or anything like that.
Then another quote from 6lack (common occurrence here along with Jacka)
“u gotta love them innocent looking girls that are actually bad” This is the next morning after the shooting.
Continuing through her feed you will see her pushing the multiple shoote shooters on the ground/ military experience/ and antigun control bend.

Ok so enough about her. Ill let use your own discernment to decide what you think im just sharing the data and syncs as they came too me.

SO what about BLACKJACK or 6lackjacka, in reference to The twitter feed.

  1. Ludacris Vices connection.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvcsyiwxU4E

Video begins at 10PM same as shooting.

Same wing of hotel. Showing the concert grounds as well as the Luxor Pyramid. Unknow if the same floor. Filmed before shooting 1 month prior, released 4 days after. Very last frame of video alights Ludacris Bighead with the black pyramids capstone.

ISIS ISIS ISIS is repeated throughout. Because who the F says ICES

  1. Tom petty connection.

Tom petty dies the day after the shooting. His last performance being at the Luxor Pyramid.

was startled to read the Tom Petty had a heart attack shortly after the Vegas shooting. The media then went back and forth saying he wasn't dead and then he was again. Tom petty was one of the founders of tom petty and the Heartbreakers, and he died of a broken heart.

He was 66Y 11M 11Days old on the day of his death and the Vegas attacks. This converts to 66y 345 days 34566.
So how does that connect back to Vegas because a linear connection isn't as solid as a fractal or spiral.
http://lasvegas.eventful.com/events/tom-petty-/[email protected]

This shows that Tom Pettys last performance in Vegas Was at the LUXOR hotel On his 66th birthday Almost a year from the Harvest that would take place on 10-01-17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDky7zFS_ms

To tie this connection up nicely we have ALDEAN singing PETTY's song......

  1. That days Chabad bible verse......

And you also have this preacher dude Standing in front of the concert doing his spiel. We've seen this many times before so its not shocking, but its just an additional piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhbhQnzmIQo

So the daily bible verse from Chabad.org is very applicable.
Chapter 60-65 of Psalms. Psalms is a book of verses written to music. So we have the musical connection.
Chapter 64 smacked me right in the face. Hard, jeez.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+64&version=NIV

"Hear my voice, O God, as I recount [my woes]; preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
Shelter me from the schemes of the wicked, from the conspiracy of evildoers,
who have sharpened their tongue like the sword, aimed their arrow-a bitter word-
to shoot at the innocent from hidden places; suddenly they shoot at him, they are not afraid.
They encourage themselves in an evil thing, they speak of laying traps; they say: "Who will see them?”
"Terror of the enemy" "Shelter me for the schemes of the wicked and the conspiracy of evildoers."
"To shoot at the innocent from hidden places." Really...Really shooting is in the bible?
"They sought pretexts; [and when] they completed a diligent search, each man [kept the plot] inside, deep in the heart."
This is another phrase dripping with meaning for me. "Sought pretexts" Looking for answers, but the answers are in our hearts.
"But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done."
"All people will fear and proclaim the works of god and ponder what he has done."
People are afraid and wondering WTF is going on.
I take in all news and data points whenever I look into things, A holistic approach is required and nothing can be cast aside as not applicable.

TLDR: The Route 91 Harvest festival was one of the most synchnronisitcally connect events I have even see since 9-11. As for the HOW, WHY,WHO I don't know. All I am presenting here are the peculiar temporal anomaly contained within.

The Mandalay bay hotel was named after the poem “The road to Mandalay” written by notable Freemason Rudyard Kipling. The hotel is owned by the same company that produced the film “The road to Mandalay” which was released in theaters 33,333 days before the Harvest 91 event.

The day before the event, British Secretary of state was reported to be reciting the poem “The road to Mandalay” in the exact temple where Rudyard Kipling was inspired to write it. What peculiar here is that the recitation was filmed in june but didnt appear in the news until Sept-30, the day before the event that would happen at the hotel named after the temple the poem was recited in.

777 days before of the 70th anniversary of VJ day the former king of the 7 kingdoms Charles Dance/Tywin Lannister Reads the Road to Mandalay in front of thousands and is broadcasted live to millions of people.

The day before Marilyn Manson is crushed under a gun stage prop during a concert while singing “Sweet Dreams” 7770 days after the initial release of the MM cover.. This connection becomes more curious with the content of his Kill4me and “we know where you fucking live”

Robbie Williams released an album with the same name of the poem we are finding so prevalent here . He also made a song called “Me and my monkey” In this song Going to the Mandalay bay hotel getting on the elevator and hitting the 33rd floor along with bringing a gun up and have a wide vista, perfect view. A fellow redditor pointed out this oddity

http://www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/My_Monkey My monkey was a song Written and performed by Charles Manson. And then reperformed by Marilyn Manson later on. The lyrics repeating some stunning lines.

I am a mechanical boyIt's an illusionPostulated, mocked upThrough confusionConfusion, it's an illusionUtter confusionLive on in your illusion

https://genius.com/Charles-manson-mechanical-man-lyrics

Robbie williams has a tatoo of the roaring lion opposite of where Jason Aldean Williams has his Black hole sun/ Blackjack tattoo. The tattoo image of Blackjack signifies the date as well as references a Illuminati card.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jackson_Games,_Inc._v._United_States_Secret_Service

The company which made this has been involved with some peculiar things as well.

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I dont really think this is a Conspiracy in the sense that every element was forethought and prepared just so that these alignments would take place.... I think it has something more to do with the universe trying to wake people up to the dream this reality is.

My wife was waking me up earlier than Id like to be woken the other day and a distinct metaphor came to the front of my mind. I DO NOT LIKE TO BE WOKEN UP........ Id rather be dreaming or getting just one more dream in before having to slog thru the reality that persists.

This “Seems” like a dream..... Like the elements and factors in reality are speaking to each individual person in their own ways. The universe “Seeing” itself through the consciousness it produces. The same way a dream can be interpreted to suss out messages from the subconscious we can Analyze our own day to day reality in comparison with the whole to suss out a message from the Superconcious.

Well that's all I have on this topic. Im sure there are about 100 things I missed but please feel free to add the various curiosities surrounding this event and I will take note and delve deeper. Stay aware my friends.
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2018.10.09 04:05 qwertycoder Revisiting the oddities and synchronicities regarding the Harvest 91 event.

Hello world, I want to bring up The Mandalay bay Sync sequence that has gotten a bit more interesting since our last discussion. It appears that a lot of people have moved on from this event either coming down on the side of Conspiracy or the side of “ The mainstream story” I want to share the Plethora of Coincidences that when looked at holistically paint a picture quite a bit deeper than a “Conspiracy of Men”

https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/75ubvc/what_is_with_all_those_numbers_a_theory_to_the/

https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/78rzsz/hurricane_wienstien_the_mandalay_effect_and_the/

Here is a list of the facts that shine a synchromystic light on the event and specifically the word Mandalay.

  1. Boris Johnson was Reported to have recited the poem Road to Mandalay within the temple and that it was in poor taste due too the author of the poem. Here is the kicker and the most peculiar part. The event of going to Myanmar was JAN-21-2017. The actual news reporting this reference of Mandalay was not until SEPT-30-2017 the day before the “Mandalay bay Event.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/21/british-foreign-secretary-positive-and-optimistic-on-trump.html

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2017/sep/30/boris-johnson-caught-on-camera-reciting-kipling-poem-in-burmese-temple-video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXtYLmoG9Ek

Why is this the case? Why did an event which happened simultaneous to trumps Inauguration Ball not include the words Mandalay until over 15 publications announced the Gaffe of Mandalay the day before the “Mandalay bay Massacre”. Some will imply that they KNEW that Mandalay was going to be a “Keyword” . But what if it is bigger that that... what if the universe has highlighted this word?

2.The geometric coincidence of alignments..

Now here is what I found the DAY after the event.

https://imgur.com/xUw8WA4This is the Equilateral triangle formed from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Luxor Pyramid and the Harvest 91 stage.

https://imgur.com/rEstE0m
https://imgur.com/iiRWp2l
https://imgur.com/SSO2L5b

These three images show the distances between 444.44 yards each lineWhat is even stranger is that from the 32nd window of the Mandalay bay hotel to the front door of the Las Vegas Masonic temple.7,777.77 metersA very precise alignment that is made more peculiar.https://imgur.com/W3jju9uThe yellow line is from the window to the front door of the Las vegas Masonic temple. The blue line is the same point but pointing at the center of the Mandalay bay hotel.

https://imgur.com/gacOHsG

The Blue line coming from the masonic temple bisects the equilateral triangle and crosses between The obelisk and the sphinx.
https://imgur.com/HUK4ffD

Bisecting this Parking lot as well as crossing over the white car at the center point.
https://imgur.com/Ojq37Zb

I saw the arch of the Mandalay bay and the obelisk and how they were in a line. So I measured and this on is damn near to the pixel accurate from the far corner of the obelisk and the arch. Again 444.44 yards.......

So visually you have a perfect Repeating digit Equilateral triangle showcasing the Pyramid the Stage and the Hotel. All of which are owned by the same company

  1. The Company that owns it all......MGM Metro Goldwyn Mayer.https://www.trademarkia.com/enlightened-society-for-global-transformation-74349850.html

Oh that's right it is the Trademarked logo for the Mandalay group owned by MGM studios.
“The Enlightened society for global transformation”

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1JZZJPHe75Y/Wdsw2Di-hnI/AAAAAAAAIxU/XqkFtFS1w0MfUsQBf5CydfgIFFPs5azBACLcBGAs/s320/enlightened-society-for-global-transformation.jpg

This is on the Floor of the Luxor hotel/ Black Pyramid

But here is some more nuggets of synchromystic treasure from the research.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Mandalay_(1926_film)

This movie was released in theaters on 6-28-1926


https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=6&d1=28&y1=1926&m2=10&d2=1&y2=2017

33,333 days before the event at Mandalay bay. Which is also 91 y 3m 3d . Remember that it was called the Route 91 “HARVEST” festival and we have the 33 once again reiterated.

The 33 reiterated in the Wikipedia page for the movie

The Road to Mandalay is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. Originally a 7 reel feature, the film was considered lost until an abridged version, of about 33 minutes, with French intertitles surfaced in Paris. This poor quality French abridgment is all that survives of The Road to Mandalay “ Also 70 min and 7 reels echoing the 777 theme that Vegas persists.

The kicker here is seeing that MGM built the Mandalay bay and also made this movie with the same name.

  1. Charles Dance's reading of The road to Mandalay 777 days before the “Mandalay Bay Massacre”

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=8&d1=16&y1=2015&m2=10&d2=1&y2=2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mRt50wyaLg

Charles Dance played Tywin Lannister In the Game of thrones as “King of the Seven Kingdoms”Reciting “Mandalay” by Rudyard Kipling notable Freemason 777 days before the event in Mandalay bay Vegas......

  1. Jason aldeans Tattoo......https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/74jys8/why_does_jason_aldean_have_the_illuminati_card/I
made this post 11 months ago. The levels of synchronicity on this point alone is mind boggling.
From the top lets take a look at the tattoohttps://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/75tgag/jason_aldean_tattoo_numerology_and_symbolism/

Alot of people will mention that “JA is his initials and he just likes poker and that's why he got the tattoo.)

In the places ive seen this fact brought up people will simply write it off as a guy getting a tattoo of his initials.WRONG: His name is JASON ALDINE WILLIAMS“Aldean changed his name on the suggestion of Monte C. Willis, a music consultant hired by Barry Williams (now partners in managing Curb Recording artist Rachel Holder).[citation needed] "There was an artist named Jason D. Williams performing all over Nashville at the time and I felt like there would be a lot of confusion, so I called Barry and suggested the name change. Really, not an easy thing to suggest to a father, but ultimately it worked out well". Monte Willis: "In order to stand out, he changed the spelling of his middle name, Aldine, to come up with the name Aldean.” https://twitter.com/MUSICARCHITECTS

This is the gent who made Jasons new name for him. His initials would have been JW or JAW had Monte not been there to Craft his new name.

So the JA persona was Crafted by a dude called “MUSICARCHITECTS” on twitter.

The next crafted part of his persona is BLACKJACK RIDGE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zXps-Wv2UE

This is the video that puts his house on the market. Published 2-11-16

http://www.nashcountrydaily.com/2017/02/22/jason-aldeans-black-jack-ridge-farm-in-tennessee-is-on-the-market-for-4-5-million-photo-gallery/

This was the article I found first announcing it for sale. Published 2-22-17

2-22-2018 is exactly 222 days before 10-1-2018 (2+0+1+8=11) 10-1

  1. The Marilyn Manson connection.
https://www.reddit.com/Retconned/comments/744vxd/the_mandalay_effect_synchronicity_binding_the/

Where does Marilyn Manson come in? Well I hadn't seen him in the news in Ages and I see a couple interviews of him talking about
columbine, which came out on 9-23-17. Now He has a new album called heaven upside down. The first track on this album is “Revelation 12” which is the day of the Rev 12 sign.
So the day before The shooting Mr Manson was crushed under a giant GUN prop on stage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzVCaxdb6vo

So he comes out talking about Columbine The first big noted mass shooting in recent times. Then a couple days later is injured by a giant gun. The day after that we experience the biggest shooting in history.

So lets look at the songs he just released before the shooting.

Released Sept 11th..... hmmm

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/weknowwhereyoufuckinglive.html

Let's make something clear We're all recording this as it happens Those diamond-bullet storefront-blood-bank Splinters and stained glass

The world was stripped of its superficial surfaces We don't intend to just eat the street The asphalt is the good meat And we will sleep on the skin of its nightmares We will sleep on the skin of its nightmares "It's time to just kill this crowd And scream as fucking loud..."

We dont intend to eat the street. Its time to just kill this crowd and scream just as loud.

Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire fire fire away (22 fires)

I love the sound of shells hitting the ground, man I love the sound of shells hitting the ground I love it

I really dont have to emphasize or doing any reaching here. This is pretty odd.

The next song off his album released 11 days before 10-01-2017 which is a 111 day. Kill4ME

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/kill4me.html

From the getgo the title is apt.
Your hotel hall won't be so vacant And I can tell that you ain't faking Because I take death threats Like the best of them
Would you kill, kill, kill for me? I love you enough to ask you again Would you kill, kill, kill for me? You won't be kissing me unless you kill for me Kill, kill, kill for me
Hotel hall......

“This is a sacrifice.” Self explanatory.

The North American leg of the Heaven Upside Down Tour will begin on September 29, and will incorporate dates at several music festivals, So the tour began and the gun fell upside down injuring him at the start of his tour.

So on further research This album was supposed to release on Valentines day.2-14-17.... Wait a tic. We just saw this date. 6M 6W 6D before 10-01-17 was this day the same day they evacuated oroville.

Robbie williams connectionRobbie Williams has a song called “The road to Mandalay” The same title of the poem written by the Freemason Rudyard Kipling which was recited by Boris Johnson 1 day before 33,333 days after the release of the movie “The road to Mandalay” of which was made by MGM studios.(and is also recited by Charles Dance 777 days before on the 70th anniversary of VJ day).... who owns the Mandalay bay/Luxor pyramid/ and the concert grounds that form a perfectly equilateral triangle of 444.44 yards between each of the 3 points.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternity/The_Road_to_Mandalay

Just the name of the song doesnt do much but as you know there is more.https://www.lyricsfreak.com/robbie+williams/me+my+monkey_20116746.html

“We made tracks to The Mandalay Bay Hotel “

“Me and my monkey With a dream and a gun I'm hoping my monkey don't point that gun at anyone Me and my monkey Like Butch and the Sun dance Kid Trying to understand why he did what he did Why he did what he did”

“We got the elevator, I hit the 33rd floor We had a room up top with the panoramic views like nothing you'd ever seen before “

The name of the Hotel, The floor of the shooting … and the reference of the gun, and trying to understand why he did what he did.

http://steveyb.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/Robbie-Williams/RobbieWilliams-Sing16Eternity.jpg

Album cover for the road to mandalay album. Note the tattoo on the bicep. It is a lion. Very similar too the MGM logo.....Also remember Jason Aldeans tattoo! Its the opposite arm same spot as the eclipse

6Y 6M 6D from 10-01-17 Is the next total USA eclipse similar to the last one.

6Y 6M 6W 6D before 10-1-17 was feb-14-11 The Day of Rage and the beginning of Arab spring.

  1. Dr phil connection.The Next strange attractor involved in this tapestry of people, places, and dates is Corrine Lomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgsxUleg16Q

One of the first interviewees of CNN for a boots on the ground Perspective of what happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBufBWjcZt4

https://www.drphil.com/shows/1907/

It turns out she was on Dr phils show on 3-20-2013, She was on the show for being a Narcissist..... Now I dont know about you but I dont know if the people that go on Jerry springer, oprah, dr phil or any of these types of shows are completely genuine.
I cant find a full clip but this is just weirder and weirder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRgcS9vc4Q
Now I was surprised to find that her twitter is Public. And what I found is pretty dang odd.

1st thing I noticed was the absolute overwhelming amount of rap music. And not 1 country song. And looking at this event It is really only country music stars. Again this by itself is nothing, just another clue.

https://twitter.com/corinnelomas?lang=en
Now looking before the shooting.
https://imgur.com/m03XNv4
Yehaww Bissh. Gates open
https://imgur.com/2wEx1CX
“They do to you what you allow.” Followed by.
“BIIIIIITCH BE A BEAST OR BEEE THE FEAST “
This is the Harvest festival, mind you.
https://imgur.com/esK3pnT
“Play a position, or put yourself in a position to be more.”
https://imgur.com/MwBgcUu
The VERY last post before the shooting was “The presidents face” by JACKA (this is important.)
https://genius.com/The-jacka-the-presidents-face-lyrics Note the word illuminate.
The First post AFTER the shooting was a retweet of 6lack. Stressed about things I shouldn't even be stressing about.
I see BLACKJACK coded in this Jacka or Jack Ace A perfect hand in blackjack.
This is her first post since the shooting. Not something hey guys Im ok, or anything like that.
Then another quote from 6lack (common occurrence here along with Jacka)
“u gotta love them innocent looking girls that are actually bad” This is the next morning after the shooting.
Continuing through her feed you will see her pushing the multiple shoote shooters on the ground/ military experience/ and antigun control bend.

Ok so enough about her. Ill let use your own discernment to decide what you think im just sharing the data and syncs as they came too me.

SO what about BLACKJACK or 6lackjacka, in reference to The twitter feed.

  1. Ludacris Vices connection.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvcsyiwxU4E

Video begins at 10PM same as shooting.

Same wing of hotel. Showing the concert grounds as well as the Luxor Pyramid. Unknow if the same floor. Filmed before shooting 1 month prior, released 4 days after. Very last frame of video alights Ludacris Bighead with the black pyramids capstone.

ISIS ISIS ISIS is repeated throughout. Because who the F says ICES

  1. Tom petty connection.

Tom petty dies the day after the shooting. His last performance being at the Luxor Pyramid.

was startled to read the Tom Petty had a heart attack shortly after the Vegas shooting. The media then went back and forth saying he wasn't dead and then he was again. Tom petty was one of the founders of tom petty and the Heartbreakers, and he died of a broken heart.

He was 66Y 11M 11Days old on the day of his death and the Vegas attacks. This converts to 66y 345 days 34566.
So how does that connect back to Vegas because a linear connection isn't as solid as a fractal or spiral.
http://lasvegas.eventful.com/events/tom-petty-/[email protected]

This shows that Tom Pettys last performance in Vegas Was at the LUXOR hotel On his 66th birthday Almost a year from the Harvest that would take place on 10-01-17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDky7zFS_ms

To tie this connection up nicely we have ALDEAN singing PETTY's song......

  1. That days Chabad bible verse......

And you also have this preacher dude Standing in front of the concert doing his spiel. We've seen this many times before so its not shocking, but its just an additional piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhbhQnzmIQo

So the daily bible verse from Chabad.org is very applicable.
Chapter 60-65 of Psalms. Psalms is a book of verses written to music. So we have the musical connection.
Chapter 64 smacked me right in the face. Hard, jeez.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+64&version=NIV

"Hear my voice, O God, as I recount [my woes]; preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
Shelter me from the schemes of the wicked, from the conspiracy of evildoers,
who have sharpened their tongue like the sword, aimed their arrow-a bitter word-
to shoot at the innocent from hidden places; suddenly they shoot at him, they are not afraid.
They encourage themselves in an evil thing, they speak of laying traps; they say: "Who will see them?”
"Terror of the enemy" "Shelter me for the schemes of the wicked and the conspiracy of evildoers."
"To shoot at the innocent from hidden places." Really...Really shooting is in the bible?
"They sought pretexts; [and when] they completed a diligent search, each man [kept the plot] inside, deep in the heart."
This is another phrase dripping with meaning for me. "Sought pretexts" Looking for answers, but the answers are in our hearts.
"But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done."
"All people will fear and proclaim the works of god and ponder what he has done."
People are afraid and wondering WTF is going on.
I take in all news and data points whenever I look into things, A holistic approach is required and nothing can be cast aside as not applicable.

TLDR: The Route 91 Harvest festival was one of the most synchnronisitcally connect events I have even see since 9-11. As for the HOW, WHY,WHO I don't know. All I am presenting here are the peculiar temporal anomaly contained within.

The Mandalay bay hotel was named after the poem “The road to Mandalay” written by notable Freemason Rudyard Kipling. The hotel is owned by the same company that produced the film “The road to Mandalay” which was released in theaters 33,333 days before the Harvest 91 event.

The day before the event, British Secretary of state was reported to be reciting the poem “The road to Mandalay” in the exact temple where Rudyard Kipling was inspired to write it. What peculiar here is that the recitation was filmed in june but didnt appear in the news until Sept-30, the day before the event that would happen at the hotel named after the temple the poem was recited in.

777 days before of the 70th anniversary of VJ day the former king of the 7 kingdoms Charles Dance/Tywin Lannister Reads the Road to Mandalay in front of thousands and is broadcasted live to millions of people.

The day before Marilyn Manson is crushed under a gun stage prop during a concert while singing “Sweet Dreams” 7770 days after the initial release of the MM cover.. This connection becomes more curious with the content of his Kill4me and “we know where you fucking live”

Robbie Williams released an album with the same name of the poem we are finding so prevalent here . He also made a song called “Me and my monkey” In this song Going to the Mandalay bay hotel getting on the elevator and hitting the 33rd floor along with bringing a gun up and have a wide vista, perfect view. A fellow redditor pointed out this oddity

http://www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/My_Monkey My monkey was a song Written and performed by Charles Manson. And then reperformed by Marilyn Manson later on. The lyrics repeating some stunning lines.

I am a mechanical boyIt's an illusionPostulated, mocked upThrough confusionConfusion, it's an illusionUtter confusionLive on in your illusion

https://genius.com/Charles-manson-mechanical-man-lyrics

Robbie williams has a tatoo of the roaring lion opposite of where Jason Aldean Williams has his Black hole sun/ Blackjack tattoo. The tattoo image of Blackjack signifies the date as well as references a Illuminati card.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jackson_Games,_Inc._v._United_States_Secret_Service

The company which made this has been involved with some peculiar things as well.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I dont really think this is a Conspiracy in the sense that every element was forethought and prepared just so that these alignments would take place.... I think it has something more to do with the universe trying to wake people up to the dream this reality is.

My wife was waking me up earlier than Id like to be woken the other day and a distinct metaphor came to the front of my mind. I DO NOT LIKE TO BE WOKEN UP........ Id rather be dreaming or getting just one more dream in before having to slog thru the reality that persists.

This “Seems” like a dream..... Like the elements and factors in reality are speaking to each individual person in their own ways. The universe “Seeing” itself through the consciousness it produces. The same way a dream can be interpreted to suss out messages from the subconscious we can Analyze our own day to day reality in comparison with the whole to suss out a message from the Superconcious.

Well that's all I have on this topic. Im sure there are about 100 things I missed but please feel free to add the various curiosities surrounding this event and I will take note and delve deeper. Stay aware my friends.





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2018.10.05 07:08 qwertycoder Revisiting the Mandalay bay event 1 year later. Compilation of curiosities.

Hello world, I want to bring up The Mandalay bay Sync sequence that has gotten a bit more interesting since our last discussion. It appears that a lot of people have moved on from this event either coming down on the side of Conspiracy or the side of “ The mainstream story” I want to share the Plethora of Coincidences that when looked at holistically paint a picture quite a bit deeper than a “Conspiracy of Men”
https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/75ubvc/what_is_with_all_those_numbers_a_theory_to_the/
https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/78rzsz/hurricane_wienstien_the_mandalay_effect_and_the/
Here is a list of the facts that shine a synchromystic light on the event and specifically the word Mandalay.
Boris Johnson was Reported to have recited the poem Road to Mandalay within the temple and that it was in poor taste due too the author of the poem. Here is the kicker and the most peculiar part. The event of going to Myanmar was JAN-21-2017. The actual news reporting this reference of Mandalay was not until SEPT-30-2017 the day before the “Mandalay bay Event.”
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/21/british-foreign-secretary-positive-and-optimistic-on-trump.html
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2017/sep/30/boris-johnson-caught-on-camera-reciting-kipling-poem-in-burmese-temple-video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXtYLmoG9Ek
Why is this the case? Why did an event which happened simultaneous to trumps Inauguration Ball not include the words Mandalay until over 15 publications announced the Gaffe of Mandalay the day before the “Mandalay bay Massacre”. Some will imply that they KNEW that Mandalay was going to be a “Keyword” . But what if it is bigger that that... what if the universe has highlighted this word?
2.The geometric coincidence of alignments..
Now here is what I found the DAY after the event.
https://imgur.com/xUw8WA4 This is the Equilateral triangle formed from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Luxor Pyramid and the Harvest 91 stage.
https://imgur.com/rEstE0m
https://imgur.com/iiRWp2l
https://imgur.com/SSO2L5b
These three images show the distances between 444.44 yards each line What is even stranger is that from the 32nd window of the Mandalay bay hotel to the front door of the Las Vegas Masonic temple. 7,777.77 meters A very precise alignment that is made more peculiar. https://imgur.com/W3jju9u The yellow line is from the window to the front door of the Las vegas Masonic temple. The blue line is the same point but pointing at the center of the Mandalay bay hotel.
https://imgur.com/gacOHsG
The Blue line coming from the masonic temple bisects the equilateral triangle and crosses between The obelisk and the sphinx.
https://imgur.com/HUK4ffD
Bisecting this Parking lot as well as crossing over the white car at the center point.
https://imgur.com/Ojq37Zb
I saw the arch of the Mandalay bay and the obelisk and how they were in a line. So I measured and this on is damn near to the pixel accurate from the far corner of the obelisk and the arch. Again 444.44 yards.......
So visually you have a perfect Repeating digit Equilateral triangle showcasing the Pyramid the Stage and the Hotel. All of which are owned by the same company
The Company that owns it all...... MGM Metro Goldwyn Mayer. https://www.trademarkia.com/enlightened-society-for-global-transformation-74349850.html
Oh thats right it is the Trademarked logo for the Mandalay group owned by MGM studios.
“The Enlightened society for global transformation”
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1JZZJPHe75Y/Wdsw2Di-hnI/AAAAAAAAIxU/XqkFtFS1w0MfUsQBf5CydfgIFFPs5azBACLcBGAs/s320/enlightened-society-for-global-transformation.jpg
This is on the Floor of the Luxor hotel/ Black Pyramid
But here is some more nuggets of synchromystic treasure from the research.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Mandalay_(1926_film)
This movie was released in theaters on 6-28-1926
https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=6&d1=28&y1=1926&m2=10&d2=1&y2=2017
33,333 days before the event at Mandalay bay. Which is also 91 y 3m 3d . Remember that it was called the Route 91 “HARVEST” festival and we have the 33 once again reiterated.
The 33 reiterated in the Wikipedia page for the movie
The Road to Mandalay is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. Originally a 7 reel feature, the film was considered lost until an abridged version, of about 33 minutes, with French intertitles surfaced in Paris. This poor quality French abridgment is all that survives of The Road to Mandalay “ Also 70 min and 7 reels echoing the 777 theme that Vegas persists.
The kicker here is seeing that MGM built the Mandalay bay and also made this movie with the same name.
Charles Dance's reading of The road to Mandalay 777 days before the “Mandalay Bay Massacre”
https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=8&d1=16&y1=2015&m2=10&d2=1&y2=2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mRt50wyaLg
Charles Dance played Tywin Lannister In the Game of thrones as “King of the Seven Kingdoms” Reciting “Mandalay” by Rudyard Kipling notable Freemason 777 days before the event in Mandalay bay Vegas......
Jason aldeans Tattoo...... https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/74jys8/why_does_jason_aldean_have_the_illuminati_card/ I made this post 11 months ago. The levels of synchronicity on this point alone is mind boggling.
From the top lets take a look at the tattoo https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/75tgag/jason_aldean_tattoo_numerology_and_symbolism/
Alot of people will mention that “JA is his initials and he just likes poker and that's why he got the tattoo.)
In the places ive seen this fact brought up people will simply write it off as a guy getting a tattoo of his initials. WRONG: His name is JASON ALDINE WILLIAMS “Aldean changed his name on the suggestion of Monte C. Willis, a music consultant hired by Barry Williams (now partners in managing Curb Recording artist Rachel Holder).[citation needed] "There was an artist named Jason D. Williams performing all over Nashville at the time and I felt like there would be a lot of confusion, so I called Barry and suggested the name change. Really, not an easy thing to suggest to a father, but ultimately it worked out well". Monte Willis: "In order to stand out, he changed the spelling of his middle name, Aldine, to come up with the name Aldean.” https://twitter.com/MUSICARCHITECTS
This is the gent who made Jasons new name for him. His initials would have been JW or JAW had Monte not been there to Craft his new name.
So the JA persona was Crafted by a dude called “MUSICARCHITECTS” on twitter.
The next crafted part of his persona is BLACKJACK RIDGE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zXps-Wv2UE
This is the video that puts his house on the market. Published 2-11-16
http://www.nashcountrydaily.com/2017/02/22/jason-aldeans-black-jack-ridge-farm-in-tennessee-is-on-the-market-for-4-5-million-photo-gallery/
This was the article I found first announcing it for sale. Published 2-22-17
2-22-2018 is exactly 222 days before 10-1-2018 (2+0+1+8=11) 10-1
The Marilyn Manson connection.
https://www.reddit.com/Retconned/comments/744vxd/the_mandalay_effect_synchronicity_binding_the/
Where does Marilyn Manson come in? Well I hadn't seen him in the news in Ages and I see a couple interviews of him talking about columbine, which came out on 9-23-17. Now He has a new album called heaven upside down. The first track on this album is “Revelation 12” which is the day of the Rev 12 sign.
So the day before The shooting Mr Manson was crushed under a giant GUN prop on stage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzVCaxdb6vo
So he comes out talking about Columbine The first big noted mass shooting in recent times. Then a couple days later is injured by a giant gun. The day after that we experience the biggest shooting in history.
So lets look at the songs he just released before the shooting.
Released Sept 11th..... hmmm
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/weknowwhereyoufuckinglive.html
Let's make something clear We're all recording this as it happens Those diamond-bullet storefront-blood-bank Splinters and stained glass
The world was stripped of its superficial surfaces We don't intend to just eat the street The asphalt is the good meat And we will sleep on the skin of its nightmares We will sleep on the skin of its nightmares "It's time to just kill this crowd And scream as fucking loud..."
We dont intend to eat the street. Its time to just kill this crowd and scream just as loud.
Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire away Fire fire fire fire fire fire fire away (22 fires)
I love the sound of shells hitting the ground, man I love the sound of shells hitting the ground I love it
I really dont have to emphasize or doing any reaching here. This is pretty odd.
The next song off his album released 11 days before 10-01-2017 which is a 111 day. Kill4ME
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/kill4me.html
From the getgo the title is apt.
Your hotel hall won't be so vacant And I can tell that you ain't faking Because I take death threats Like the best of them
Would you kill, kill, kill for me? I love you enough to ask you again Would you kill, kill, kill for me? You won't be kissing me unless you kill for me Kill, kill, kill for me
Hotel hall......
“This is a sacrifice.” Self explanatory.
The North American leg of the Heaven Upside Down Tour will begin on September 29, and will incorporate dates at several music festivals, So the tour began and the gun fell upside down injuring him at the start of his tour.
So on further research This album was supposed to release on Valentines day.2-14-17.... Wait a tic. We just saw this date. 6M 6W 6D before 10-01-17 was this day the same day they evacuated oroville.
Robbie williams connection Robbie Williams has a song called “The road to Mandalay” The same title of the poem written by the Freemason Rudyard Kipling which was recited by Boris Johnson 1 day before 33,333 days after the release of the movie “The road to Mandalay” of which was made by MGM studios.(and is also recited by Charles Dance 777 days before on the 70th anniversary of VJ day).... who owns the Mandalay bay/Luxor pyramid/ and the concert grounds that form a perfectly equilateral triangle of 444.44 yards between each of the 3 points.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternity/The_Road_to_Mandalay
Just the name of the song doesnt do much but as you know there is more. https://www.lyricsfreak.com/robbie+williams/me+my+monkey_20116746.html
“We made tracks to The Mandalay Bay Hotel “
“Me and my monkey With a dream and a gun I'm hoping my monkey don't point that gun at anyone Me and my monkey Like Butch and the Sundance Kid Trying to understand why he did what he did Why he did what he did”
“We got the elevator, I hit the 33rd floor We had a room up top with the panoramic views like nothing you'd ever seen before “
The name of the Hotel, The floor of the shooting … and the reference of the gun, and trying to understand why he did what he did.
http://steveyb.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/Robbie-Williams/RobbieWilliams-Sing16Eternity.jpg
Album cover for the road to mandalay album. Note the tattoo on the bicep. It is a lion. Very similar too the MGM logo..... Also remember Jason Aldeans tattoo! Its the opposite arm same spot as the eclipse
6Y 6M 6D from 10-01-17 Is the next total USA eclipse similar to the last one.
6Y 6M 6W 6D before 10-1-17 was feb-14-11 The Day of Rage and the beginning of Arab spring.
Dr phil connection. The Next strange attractor involved in this tapestry of people, places, and dates is Corrine Lomas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgsxUleg16Q
One of the first interviewees of CNN for a boots on the ground Perspective of what happened.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBufBWjcZt4
https://www.drphil.com/shows/1907/
It turns out she was on Dr phils show on 3-20-2013, She was on the show for being a Narcissist..... Now I dont know about you but I dont know if the people that go on Jerry springer, oprah, dr phil or any of these types of shows are completely genuine.
I cant find a full clip but this is just weirder and weirder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRgcS9vc4Q
Now I was surprised to find that her twitter is Public. And what I found is pretty dang odd.
1st thing I noticed was the absolute overwhelming amount of rap music. And not 1 country song. And looking at this event It is really only country music stars. Again this by itself is nothing, just another clue.
https://twitter.com/corinnelomas?lang=en
Now looking before the shooting.
https://imgur.com/m03XNv4
Yehaww Bissh. Gates open
https://imgur.com/2wEx1CX
“They do to you what you allow.” Followed by.
“BIIIIIITCH BE A BEAST OR BEEE THE FEAST “
This is the Harvest festival, mind you.
https://imgur.com/esK3pnT
“Play a position, or put yourself in a position to be more.”
https://imgur.com/MwBgcUu
The VERY last post before the shooting was “The presidents face” by JACKA (this is important.)
https://genius.com/The-jacka-the-presidents-face-lyrics Note the word illuminate.
The First post AFTER the shooting was a retweet of 6lack. Stressed about things I shouldn't even be stressing about.
I see BLACKJACK coded in this Jacka or Jack Ace A perfect hand in blackjack.
This is her first post since the shooting. Not something hey guys Im ok, or anything like that.
Then another quote from 6lack (common occurrence here along with Jacka)
“u gotta love them innocent looking girls that are actually bad” This is the next morning after the shooting.
Continuing through her feed you will see her pushing the multiple shoote shooters on the ground/ military experience/ and antigun control bend.
Ok so enough about her. Ill let use your own discernment to decide what you think im just sharing the data and syncs as they came too me.
SO what about BLACKJACK or 6lackjacka, in reference to The twitter feed.
  1. Ludacris Vices connection.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvcsyiwxU4E
Video begins at 10PM same as shooting.
Same wing of hotel. Showing the concert grounds as well as the Luxor Pyramid. Unknow if the same floor. Filmed before shooting 1 month prior, released 4 days after. Very last frame of video alights Ludacris Bighead with the black pyramids capstone.
ISIS ISIS ISIS is repeated throughout. Because who the F says ICES
  1. Tom petty connection.
Tom petty dies the day after the shooting. His last performance being at the Luxor Pyramid.
was startled to read the Tom Petty had a heart attack shortly after the Vegas shooting. The media then went back and forth saying he wasn't dead and then he was again. Tom petty was one of the founders of tom petty and the Heartbreakers, and he died of a broken heart.
He was 66Y 11M 11Days old on the day of his death and the Vegas attacks. This converts to 66y 345 days 34566.
So how does that connect back to Vegas because a linear connection isn't as solid as a fractal or spiral.
http://lasvegas.eventful.com/events/tom-petty-/[email protected]
This shows that Tom Pettys last performance in Vegas Was at the LUXOR hotel On his 66th birthday Almost a year from the Harvest that would take place on 10-01-17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDky7zFS_ms

To tie this connection up nicely we have ALDEAN singing PETTY's song......

  1. That days Chabad bible verse......
And you also have this preacher dude Standing in front of the concert doing his spiel. We've seen this many times before so its not shocking, but its just an additional piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhbhQnzmIQo
So the daily bible verse from Chabad.org is very applicable.
Chapter 60-65 of Psalms. Psalms is a book of verses written to music. So we have the musical connection.
Chapter 64 smacked me right in the face. Hard, jeez.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+64&version=NIV
"Hear my voice, O God, as I recount [my woes]; preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
Shelter me from the schemes of the wicked, from the conspiracy of evildoers,
who have sharpened their tongue like the sword, aimed their arrow-a bitter word-
to shoot at the innocent from hidden places; suddenly they shoot at him, they are not afraid.
They encourage themselves in an evil thing, they speak of laying traps; they say: "Who will see them?”
"Terror of the enemy" "Shelter me for the schemes of the wicked and the conspiracy of evildoers."
"To shoot at the innocent from hidden places." Really...Really shooting is in the bible?
"They sought pretexts; [and when] they completed a diligent search, each man [kept the plot] inside, deep in the heart."
This is another phrase dripping with meaning for me. "Sought pretexts" Looking for answers, but the answers are in our hearts.
"But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done."
"All people will fear and proclaim the works of god and ponder what he has done."
People are afraid and wondering WTF is going on.
I take in all news and data points whenever I look into things, A holistic approach is required and nothing can be cast aside as not applicable.
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More coming soon....
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2018.09.12 14:07 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 1: Iron Man

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man today and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, if people like this and want me to do the Netflix shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter, please let me know...OK....let's start

IRON MAN

1. The script was not completely finished when filming began, since the filmmakers were more focused on the story and the action, so the dialogue was mostly ad-libbed throughout filming. Director Jon Favreau acknowledged this made the film feel more natural. Some scenes were shot with two cameras, to capture lines improvised on the spot. Robert Downey, Jr. would ask for many takes of one scene, since he wanted to try something new. Gwyneth Paltrow, on the other hand, had a difficult time trying to match Downey with a suitable line, as she never knew what he would say.

2. Paul Bettany has never seen the film, and is unfamiliar with the plot. He said J.A.R.V.I.S. was the easiest job ever, and it was almost like a robbery, since he only worked for two hours, got paid a lot of money, then went on vacation with his wife (Jennifer Connelly).

3. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) was originally a much smaller part. In fact, the character at first was only called "Agent", and as filming went on, and it became apparent with Gregg's chemistry with all the other cast members, they added more and more scenes.

4. Director Jon Favreau wanted Robert Downey, Jr. because he felt the actor's past was right for the part. He commented: "The best and worst moments of Robert's life have been in the public eye. He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That's Tony Stark. Robert brings a depth that goes beyond a comic book character having trouble in high school, or can't get the girl." Favreau also felt Downey could make Stark "a likable asshole", but also depict an authentic emotional journey once he won over the audience.

5. To avoid spoilers about the final press conference, the extras were told that it was a dream sequence.

6. Tony Stark's computer system is called J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System). This is a tribute to Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark's butler. He was changed to an artificial intelligence to avoid comparisons to Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth.

7. This is Marvel Studios' first self-financed movie.

8. In an interview with Britain's Empire Magazine, Robert Downey, Jr. thanked Burger King for helping him get straight in 2003, with a car full of drugs. He had a burger that was so disgusting, it made him rethink his life, and dump the drugs in the ocean. He repeats this, with his impromptu sit-down session with the press, upon his return from captivity. Burger King also promoted the film with toys based on this movie, as well as the sequel.

9. Jeff Bridges said he felt really uncomfortable not having a script or rehearsals, since normally he is very prepared, and knows his lines to the "T". But realizing it was like he was in a "two hundred million dollar student film" took the pressure off of him, and made it fun.

10. The Iron Man (1966) theme track can be heard in the film on several occasions: in the casino, in Stark's bedroom, and as Rhodey's ringtone.

11. Roughly four hundred fifty separate pieces make up the Iron Man suit.

12. To prepare for his role as Iron Man, Robert Downey, Jr. spent five days a week weight training and practiced martial arts to get into shape.

13. The roadster on which Tony Stark was working is owned by director Jon Favreau.

14. According to Paul Bettany, he did not know on which film he was working. He merely did the job as a favor for Jon Favreau, with whom he worked, in Wimbledon (2004).

15. This is the last film special effects expert Stan Winston completed before his death.

16. Jon Favreau celebrated getting the job as director by going on a diet and losing seventy pounds.

17. Four hundred extras were meant to be filmed standing at Tony Stark's press conference, but Robert Downey, Jr. suggested they ought to sit down, as that would be more realistic and comfortable.

18. Stan Lee, the creator of Iron Man, had originally based Tony Stark on Howard Hughes, who he felt was "one of the most colorful men of our time: an inventor, an adventurer, a multimillionaire, a ladies man, and finally, a nutcase." Robert Downey, Jr. further described his portrayal of Stark as "a challenge of making a wealthy, establishmentarian, weapons-manufacturing, hard-drinking, womanizing prick, into a character who is likeable, and a hero."

19. An early draft of the script revealed Tony Stark to be the creator of Dr. Otto Octavius' tentacles from Spider-Man 2 (2004). Octavius is a villain from the Spider-Man comic, but at the time, this wouldn't have been allowed, as Sony was the film rights holder to Spider-Man. However, Sony and Marvel agreed to share the film rights to the character in 2015, with Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) first appearing in Captain America: Civil War (2016), where he's introduced to Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Downey reprised his role in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films alongside Tom Holland as Peter ParkeSpider-Man.

20. Jon Favreau shot the film in California, because he felt that too many superhero films were set on the East Coast, especially New York City. As of May 2018, only seven of the nineteen films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have featured New York City in some capacity. These being The Incredible Hulk (2008), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015); Doctor Strange (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

21. For the first three Iron Man movies, director Jon Favreau thought of making the Iron Monger the main villain of the second film. Stane was going to be Stark's friend and confidante in the first film, but then would become his enemy in the second installment. However, Favreau was worried how to handle The Mandarin, who was to be the villain of the first film, so he decided to re-work the character into a behind-the-scenes presence, and make Iron Monger the first villain.

22. (At around one hour and fifty minutes) Just before the final press conference, Tony Stark is reading the newspaper with a grainy, amateur photograph of Iron Man on the cover. The picture is part of a video, shot by onlookers hiding in a bush during initial filming, that appeared on the Internet in 2007.

23. (At around one hour and twenty-five minutes) When Pepper discovers Tony removing the damaged Iron Man armor, Captain America's shield is on a workbench. This same scene was shown in many trailers, but the image of the shield was edited out.

24. (At around fifty-eight minutes) Obadiah Stane plays on the piano a musical piece written by eighteenth century composer Antonio Salieri. Salieri is best known as a jealous rival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and was said to have murdered Mozart (although historical records have proven that, on the contrary, both had collaborated on, and promoted each other's work on several occasions). This serves as an appropriate parallel of Stark and Stane's relationship in the film.

25. Gwyneth Paltrow only needed to travel fifteen minutes to get to the studio. She claimed that this is a part of the reason she took the role, as she could be home with her two children during the entire shoot.

26. To prepare for his role as Obadiah Stane, Jeff Bridges read some of the "Iron Man" comic books that featured Stane. He also grew a beard and shaved his head, which he said was something he'd always wanted to do.

27. There are about five sets of armor in the film, all inspired from the "Iron Man" comics: Mark I armor, Stark's first suit, is a simple suit constructed of iron. Mark II armor is a silver suit, the prototype Stark develops (this can also be counted as the War Machine armor, as Rhodes looks speculatively at it). Mark III armor is the final red and gold armor. J.A.R.V.I.S. first presents the Mark III armor in full gold, the look pays tribute to the all-gold "Golden Avenger" armor Iron Man wore early in his career. J.A.R.V.I.S. later presents the armor in silver and red, making it look almost identical to Iron Man's "Silver Centurion" armor that he wore in the 1980s.

28. During the final battle, there was originally going to be a sequence where Tony, in the Iron Man suit, drives an Audi R8 that would crash into Iron Monger's legs then flip over, after which Iron Man would split the car in half and jump out. However, the Audi R8 was so well-built, that it refused to flip, despite repeated crashes and the roof wouldn't split the way director Jon Favreau wanted it to, because the car's frame was so tough. As a result, the whole final fight sequence was re-written. The filmmakers were so impressed by the toughness of the car, that it was decided that the convertible version was to be featured in Iron Man 2 (2010).

29. (At around one hour and forty-five minutes) During the highway battle with Iron Monger, a building can be seen in the background with a Roxxon logo. In the Marvel Universe, Roxxon is a notorious conglomerate known for illegal activities, agents of which were responsible for the deaths of Stark's parents.

30. During pre-production, Robert Downey, Jr. set up an office next to Jon Favreau's office, to discuss his role with him, and to be more involved in the film's screenwriting.

31. It took approximately seventeen years to get the film into development. Originally, Universal Pictures was to produce the film in April 1990. They later sold the rights to Twentieth Century Fox. Later, Fox sold the rights to New Line Cinema. Finally, Marvel Studios decided to handle their own creation.

32. Jeff Bridges, hearing that Obadiah was a Biblical name, researched the Book of Obadiah in the Bible, and was surprised to learn that a major theme in that particular book is retribution, which Obadiah Stane represents. However, the name "Obadiah" means "servant and worshiper of the Lord", which Stane obviously isn't.

33. In the comics, Obadiah Stane ran his own company (Stane International), and was actually a business rival to Tony Stark, rather than being part of Stark Enterprises.

34. Agent Phil Coulson repeatedly states he is a member of the "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division" (finally shortening it to S.H.I.E.L.D.). In the comics, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agency originally stood for the "Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage/Law-Enforcement Division", then in 1991, it was revised to the "Strategic Hazard Intervention/Espionage Logistics Directorate".

35. An early draft of the script had the Mandarin appear in the film, re-imagined as an Indonesian terrorist.

36. The production met with about thirty different writers, and they all passed, as most of them felt that Iron Man was a relatively obscure character in the Marvel universe. They were also a bit nervous about working for an untried studio better known for producing comic books. Even the re-writes led to many refusals.

37. In the comics, Tony Stark participated (and became Iron Man) in the Vietnam War. Later, this was changed to the Gulf War. In this film, the character's origin was changed to Afghanistan, as director Jon Favreau did not wish to make the film a period piece, but instead give it a realistic contemporary look.

38. Gwyneth Paltrow based her performance on 1940s heroines (who she claimed were sexy, witty, and innocent all at once).

39. In the Ultimate Marvel Comics series, the character of Nick Fury is portrayed as African-American, with his look and personality tailored after Samuel L. Jackson, all carried out with Jackson's explicit permission. During one of the Ultimate Avengers issues, while discussing the possibility of a movie being made about them, and which actors would play which heroes, Nick Fury comments that nobody else but Samuel L. Jackson could play him. Jackson, himself a comic book fan, played Fury in this movie. Later on, the popularity of this character led Marvel to introduce this character into the mainstream comics as "Nick Fury, Jr.", the son of the original Nick Fury, in a move to work towards retiring the original from the mainstream universe.

40. According to Jon Favreau, when making this film, there was a lot of pressure for it to succeed. This was particularly due to Marvel using their characters as collateral when they received a five hundred twenty-five million dollar, seven year deal, called a non-recourse debt facility, allowing them to make original films based on their properties. Marvel wanted to have complete creative control over their characters, build a film library, and greater profit potential than the deals they've inked with other studios owning the film rights to their characters. Marvel also changed its name to Marvel Entertainment, Incorporated, to establish a Hollywood presence. If the film didn't succeed, Marvel would've lost the intellectual property rights to their library.

41. Rachel McAdams was Jon Favreau's first choice to play Pepper Potts, but she turned the role down. She played a role in Doctor Strange (2016).

42. The Iron Man Mark I armor weighed ninety pounds.

43. An animatronic puppet of the Iron Monger was built for the film by Stan Winston Studios. It stood ten feet tall, and weighed eight hundred pounds, and was built on a set of gimbals, to simulate walking. It required five operators to run it.

44. According to Jon Favreau, Clive Owen, and Sam Rockwell are among the actors that were considered for Tony Stark during pre-production. Rockwell played Stark's rival Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2 (2010).

45. Chapter One of Phase One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

46. Hugh Jackman was offered the role of Tony Stark.

47. According to Terrence Howard, he and Robert Downey, Jr. competed physically on the set: "I'm forty to fifty pounds heavier than him, so I'm lifting and I push up about two hundred twenty-five, and knocked it out ten times. Robert wanted to go about two hundred thirty-five, and he did it, so I pushed it up to about two hundred forty-five. Robert and his competitive ass almost tore my shoulder trying to keep up with him!"

48. The cave that imprisons Tony Stark was a one hundred fifty to two hundred yard-long set, which had built-in movable forks, to allow greater freedom for the film's crew. It also had an air conditioning system installed, as production designer J. Michael Riva had learned that remote caves are actually very cold.

49. This was the first in a planned six-picture deal between Marvel and Paramount, before the acquisition of Marvel by Disney, which transferred the distribution rights of The Avengers (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013) to Disney, while Paramount kept the rights to Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) until Disney acquired them.

50. To prepare for her role as Pepper Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow asked Marvel to send her any comics to aid her understanding of the character.

51. For some of the shots of the first incarnation of the Iron Man suit, director Jon Favreau performed the motion capture.

52. Rock guitarist Tom Morello assisted Ramin Djawadi in composing the film's soundtrack. Morello had a cameo in the film as an Insurgent who gets killed when Tony Stark escapes the cave (perhaps fittingly, since Morello is a member of the band Rage Against the Machine).

53. Originally, Iron Man's archnemesis, the Mandarin, was going to be the film's villain, but Jon Favreau felt him to be too fantastic and dated, so he was re-written into a "working-behind-the-scenes" presence. Favreau cited "Star Wars" as a case: "I looked at the Mandarin more like how in 'Star Wars' you had the Emperor, but Darth Vader is the guy you want to see fight. Then you work your way to the time when lightning bolts are shooting out of the fingers, and all that stuff could happen. But you can't have what happened in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) happen in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)."

54. (At around one hour and forty minutes) In the film, Rhodey (Terrence Howard) looks at the Mark II armor and says "Next time, baby!" hinting at War Machine, Rhodey's alter-ego. An animation of a War Machine suit, with a Gatling gun attached to a shoulder, can be seen in the closing credits. War Machine appeared in Iron Man 2 (2010), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). However, in those films the role of James Rhodes was played by Don Cheadle.

55. In the comics, the chauffeur, Harold "Happy" Hogan, is a confidante of Tony Stark, who later marries Virginia "Pepper" Potts, after a tragedy draws them closer, though they later divorce. Additionally, the origin of Happy's nickname in the comics, is that he was a former professional boxer who earned that nickname, due to his reputation of never fighting back.

56. When Robert Downey, Jr. was carrying out motion-capture work on the film, he would sometimes wear the helmet, sleeves, and chest of the Iron Man armor over the motion-capture suit, to realistically portray Iron Man's movements.

57. In October 1999, Quentin Tarantino was approached to write and direct the film. Later, Joss Whedon, a big fan of the comic book, was in negotiations to direct the film in June 2001. In December 2004, Nick Cassavetes was hired as a director, with the film to release in 2006, but everything fell through. Finally, Jon Favreau was hired as director in April 2006.

58. (At around forty-seven minutes) Obadiah Stane tells Tony Stark "We're iron mongers, we make weapons." Stane's supervillain moniker is the Iron Monger, and thus foreshadows Stane's own transition in the film to an armor-clad antagonist.

59. First film released in 2008 to pass the $300 million mark at the U.S. box-office.

60. One of the cars in Tony Stark's garage, is a Tesla Roadster, which had not yet been released during the film's production.

61. (At around thirty-four minutes) The code that appears on the computer screen is a utility that downloads firmware into Lego robotic toy (called RCX). It may suggest that Tony Stark used this program to download firmware into his robotic suit.

62. The sound used during a target lock-on in Iron Man's Head Up Display (HUD) is the sound of the laser cannon firing in Space Invaders (1978) video game.

63. There are various references in the film to the Mandarin, Iron Man's archnemesis: -The organization that kidnaps Stark is called "the Ten Rings", after the ten rings that comprise the Mandarin's arsenal (Jon Favreau has stated that The Ten Rings, in fact, works for The Mandarin). -Commandant Raza speaks of Genghis Khan and Asia. -Commandant Raza is seen occasionally fiddling with an ornate gold ring. -The rings are worn by Stark, Stane, Rhodes, and Raza (that is to say those in positions of power).

63. According to Jon Favreau, it was difficult to find a proper opponent for Iron Man to face, since he wanted the film to remain grounded in reality as much as possible. It was decided to have a foe in the film who would serve as a parallel of Stark (for example, an armored opponent). Well-known enemies like the Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo were considered, but finally the lesser-known Iron Monger, Obadiah Stane, was chosen as Iron Man's adversary (Stane, as well as possessing his own armor, is also a business contemporary of Stark).

64. "I am Iron Man" was ad-libbed by Robert Downey, Jr. Producer Kevin Feige approved using it in the final cut of the film, and credits this with his decision to largely do away with secret identities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Only Spider-Man conceals his identity, while Thor's alter ego, Donald Blake, is similarly not used.

65. (At around fifty-eight minutes) Obadiah brings Tony a pizza from New York City in a box marked "Ray's". Ray's is a famous chain of pizza places in New York City. It also marks the second Favreau-directed film to refer to Ray's Pizza. In Elf (2003), it is the pizza recommended by Santa Claus to Buddy the Elf.

66. As a tribute to Howard Hughes, who inspired Iron Man, production was mainly based in the former Hughes Company soundstages in Playa Vista. The scene where the Iron Man Mark III armor was created was filmed in the area where Hughes assembled the H-4 Hercules airplane (better known as "The Spruce Goose").

67. (At around one hour and forty minutes) When Tony Stark tells Rhodey to "keep the skies clear" before going to confront Obadiah Stane, Rhodey looks to the silver Mark II suit before saying "next time, baby". Rhodey (played by Don Cheadle) donned this suit in Iron Man 2 (2010), becoming War Machine.

68. Christine Everhart (Leslie Bibb) works for Vanity Fair in the movie, but in the comics, she works for the Daily Bugle.

69. Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise were interested in playing Iron Man. Cruise, in particular was going to act in, and produce the film. Cage played another Marvel superhero in Ghost Rider (2007).

70. Jon Favreau was originally going to direct Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) in the manner of a superhero comedy adventure, but he instead chose to direct this film and give it a more serious tone. Ironically, Nick Cassavetes, who was chosen to direct that film, had been filled in to direct this film in December 2004.

71. The climactic showdown in the film, with Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, facing Obadiah Stane, a.k.a. Iron Monger, is based on Iron Man #200 (November 1986). A face-off occurs between Stane's larger, more powerful Iron Monger and Stark's greater experience, and an exploding reactor appears. However, the comic concludes with Stane committing suicide with a repulsor ray blast to the head.

72. Jon Favreau advised composer Ramin Djawadi to keep the core of the music on heavy guitar, which he felt suited Iron Man best. Djiwadi composed the music on a heavy guitar before arranging it for the orchestra to perform.

73. This is the only Marvel Cinematic Universe film, and the only Iron Man film, that does not feature any martial-arts fights. It is also the first of two Marvel Cinematic Universe films in which Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) appeared, but doesn't show off his skills in the Wing Chun fighting style.

74. Most of the exterior scenes set in Afghanistan were filmed at Olancha Sand Dunes. There, the crew had to endure two days of forty to sixty mile per hour winds.

75. Jon Favreau wanted Tony Stark and Pepper Potts' relationship to be like a 1940s comedy along the lines of His Girl Friday (1940).

76. Tony Stark drives an Audi R8 in the film, as part of a promotional deal Marvel Studios made with the Audi Automobile Company. Two other vehicles, the Audi S5 Coupe, and the Audi Q7 SUV, also make an appearance in the film.

77. (At around one hour and four minutes) Adi Granov designed a billboard poster of Iron Man's nemesis, the alien dragon Fin Fang Foom, for the film. This poster can be seen when Stark, while testing the Mark II armor, flies straight down a road (on Stark's left side).

78. The Industrial Light & Magic animators studied skydivers performing in a vertical wind tunnel, to create Iron Man's aerial movements. Iron Man was also animated to take off slowly and land quickly, to make those movements more realistic.

79. This is the first film set in, and the beginning of, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

80. When Pepper Potts is downloading a set of secret files, the authorization on one document is listed as "Lebowski". Jeff Bridges, who plays Stane in this film, played "The Dude" in The Big Lebowski (1998).

81. (At around one hour and twenty-one minutes) The pilots in the F-22 jets are codenamed "Whiplash 1" and "Whiplash 2". In the Ultimate Iron Man comics, Whiplash is a super villain who possesses a pair of gloves with steel wires attached that acted as whips. Whiplash appeared in Iron Man 2 (2010).

82. According to Ramin Djawadi, Tony Stark's different moods, as performed by Robert Downey, Jr., was the inspiration for the Iron Man scores in the film.

83. The leader of the Ten Rings is named Raza, after a Marvel Comics character. However, the comic version of Raza is not an enemy of Iron Man, but an alien cyborg, who is a member of the space pirate gang known as the Starjammers. The only similarity they share, is their facial disfigurement. In the comics, Raza has implants on the left side of his face, while in the film, Raza is scarred on the right side of his face.

84. Comic book writers Mark Millar, Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, Tom Brevoort, Axel Alonzo, and Ralph Macchio were commissioned by Jon Favreau to give advice on the script.

85. An early draft of the script had Howard Stark, Iron Man's father, as a ruthless industrialist who becomes War Machine.

86. (At around one hour and twenty-four minutes) When Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) watches Rhodey (Terrence Howard) on television, an expensive chess set is visible on the table in front of him. In the comics, Obadiah Stane was fond of playing chess, and also created a group called "The Chessmen" to attack Stark Industries.

87. Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson) stated in the DVD commentary of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), Season One, Episode Eleven, "The Magical Place", that he and Gwyneth Paltrow have known each other since she was nineteen-years-old.

88. According to the January 2012 Air & Space Magazine, Tony Starks's character was also inspired by South African born SpaceX (and PayPal co-founder), Elon Musk. A statue of Iron Man, complete with company ID, "stands guard" at SpaceX, along with a current version Cylon.

89. Jon Favreau played a character similar to Tony Stark, named Pete Becker, on Friends (1994). Stark and Becker are rich playboys, who give up their current life to fight, Tony fights crime, while Pete fights in Ultimate Fighting. Favreau even sported Stark-like facial hair for the role.

90. During filming, a tank accidentally ran over an Aaton 35mm camera.

91. To prepare for his role as James Rhodes, Terrence Howard visited the Nellis Air Force Base on March 16, 2007, where he ate with the base's airmen and observed the routines of HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and F-22 Raptor jets.

92. Director Jon Favreau described the film as "a kind of independent film-espionage thriller crossbreed; a Robert Altman-directed Superman (1978), with shades of Tom Clancy novels, James Bond films, RoboCop (1987), and Batman Begins (2005)."

93. All three sets of Iron Man's armor were designed by Adi Granov, a comic book artist from the "Iron Man" comic, and Phil Saunders. They were then constructed by Stan Winston Studios.

94. Jon Favreau chose Industrial Light & Magic to provide the film's visual effects after watching Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Transformers (2007).

95. (At around one hour and fifty-five minutes) Shortly into the end credits sequence, there is an animation of the Ten Rings logo. This refers to the terrorist group that captures Tony Stark early in the film, but is not actually acknowledged. It is, however, commonly acknowledged in Iron Man 3 (2013).

96. Timothy Olyphant read for the role of Tony Stark.

97. (At around one hour and two minutes) When Iron Man first takes flight, he travels at 0.29 Mach (two hundred twenty miles per hour) over California.

98. Production designer J. Michael Riva researched on objects found in prison which could be improvised and used for other purposes (for instance a sock used to make tea), to provide more verisimilitude to the film.

99. The Stark Industries logo is similar to that of Lockheed Martin, co-developer of the F-22 Raptor.

100. To create the shots of Iron Man against the F-22 Raptors, cameras were flown in the air to provide reference for the dynamics of wind and frost at that altitude.

101. Jon Favreau was inspired to cast Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man after seeing his performance in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). Shane Black, who wrote and directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), co-wrote and directed Iron Man 3 (2013).

102. Harry Gregson-Williams was offered the job of scoring the film, but he had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).

103. The film had a torturous development process. Stuart Gordon was originally going to direct in 1990 when the rights were held by Universal Pictures, though nothing came of that. In 1996, Twentieth Century Fox acquired the rights with Nicolas Cage expressing an interest in the project. Two years later, it hadn't moved on so Tom Cruise tried to kickstart a production, to the extent of commissioning a script by Stan Lee and Jeff Vintar. Jeffrey Caine then did a polish on the screenplay. Still nothing. In 1999, Quentin Tarantino was approached to see if he could move things along but that too came to nothing. The rights moved to New Line Cinema in 2000 with Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and Tim McCanlies writing a screenplay (this version even featured a cameo by Nick Fury). New Line Cinema started talking to Joss Whedon about directing, but this didn't pan out. By 2004, Nick Cassavetes was attached as director, but when this too failed, the rights reverted back to Marvel.

104. According to Phil Saunders, Tony Stark would develop a Mark IV armor, which would have been used in the final battle. This Mark IV armor would become the War Machine armor, and had swap-out armaments that would be worn over the Mark III armor. However, halfway through pre-production, the concept was removed from the script.

105. Property master Russell Bobbitt won Hamilton's "Behind the Camera Award 2008" for the props he created on this movie.

106. An early draft of the script (before Marvel Studios was making its own movies) would've kept Howard Stark alive, and had him adopt the War Machine identity as the film's antagonist.

107. Composer Ramin Djawadi's favorite musical score is the "Kickass" theme, because he composed it according to "a rhythm very much like a machine."

108. Louis Leterrier was interested in directing this film, but opted for The Incredible Hulk (2008) when Jon Favreau was given the job.

109. Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard's father, Terrence Howard, Faran Tahir, Ramin Djawadi, and visual effects expert Stan Winston are fans of Iron Man.

110. The terrorist organization "Ten Rings" is a reference to Iron Man villain Mandarin, who wears ten rings imbued with superhuman abilities. Mandarin appeared in Iron Man 3 (2013), albeit in a radically different iteration from the comics.

111. Each Marvel superhero movie has a main theme: -This movie and sequels - Weaponry and technology. -The Incredible Hulk (2008) - Mutation and nuclear power. -Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and sequels - Experimentation and espionage. -Thor (2011) and sequels - Mythology and religion. -Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Extra-terrestrial life and cosmic beings. -Ant-Man (2015) - Telepathy and control of animals. -Doctor Strange (2016) - Magic and witchcraft. -The Avengers (2012) - Alien Invasion. -Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Artificial Intelligence.

112. Len Wiseman was originally slated to direct.

113. According to The Cannon Group, Inc. co-owner, producer Yoram Globus, in the 1980s, along with Captain America, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Spider-Man, and Masters of the Universe (1987), The Cannon Group, Inc. also had an Iron Man movie in production. The Cannon Group, Inc. wanted Tom Selleck to play Tony Stark. They also wanted the costume house that made the RoboCop (1987) suit to build the Iron Man costume.

114. This was the only movie for Terrence Howard to play Lieutenant Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes. However, Howard opted to not go forward with the character (reportedly for financial reasons) so Don Cheadle was brought in to assume the role commencing with Iron Man 2 (2010).

115. CAMEO: Stan Lee: (At around one hour and eight minutes) Comic writer Stan Lee appears at Tony Stark's party playing the role of Hugh Hefner, accompanied by three blonde women. Lee later mentioned that it was his most fun cameo.

116. Brian Michael Bendis had written three pages of dialogue for the Nick Fury scene, out of which the filmmakers chose the best lines. To keep it a secret, the scene was filmed with a skeleton crew, and was omitted from all previews of the film, which thus maintained the mystery and surprise, and kept fans speculative and interested. It conclusively appeared in the final cut as a post-credits scene.

117. When presented at the movie's end with the cover story by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson that Iron Man is employed by Tony Stark to act as his bodyguard, Stark dismisses it as "pretty flimsy". In the Iron Man comics, this was precisely the cover that Tony Stark used to protect his identity until 2002, when Stark went public with his identity as Iron Man.

118. According to Jeff Bridges, Obadiah Stane was originally supposed to survive the final battle against Tony, with Stark opening up Stane's destroyed suit to find that there was no corpse inside. Presumably this would have poised Stane to return for future movies.

119. The Iron Monger was the prototype of Tony Stark"s Mark 1 iron Man suit
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2018.08.30 01:18 ChrisAwakeReddit DAFUQ is Reddit?

Hey phil mods just gonna drop this treasure here for safe keeping - hope you dont mind ;)
Alright, so you just watched --> DAFUQ is Reddit? [ 3min ] video, which is a visual glimpse of all the Famous Reddit Stories, Known Users and Typical Comments You'll Find on Reddit. It will struck you as "WTF did I just watch?" but the Complete Explanation is stored here in this comment down below. In a way the video works as a good indicator on how much you know about Reddit itself. I'm sure even an old timer Redditor may find something they haven't read here before. In any case, strap yourself in, kids, this will be a long ride!
Couple things you should know before we start: [NSFW] - Not Suitable For Work (Environment) - usually something disgusting, creepy or sexual. [LR] - Long Read. (10min+) OP - Original Poster [AMA] - Ask Me Anything - questionnaire where community ask OP - usually a known person - any kind of questions. u/ - username (profile link) - subreddit (link) tl;dr - Too Long, Didn’t Read - OP will leave a short description of the whole story - usually on the end of the post. 

So here it is - everything is placed in by video time order:


MuseumOfReddit - a place to store all the famous historical stories, comments and events that occurred on Reddit.
LEVEL: NEWB - [we don’t call anyone newbs here - it’s just me naming a Level]
What is Potato?
Reddit Wikipedia info
OP Accidental Spanish - User changes web browser language to Spanish - ask Reddit for help - users play along… ;)
GrilledCheese Meltdown Rant
Pollice verso - Wiki Definition
List Of Most Downvoted Comments
u/EACommunityTeam -667k Downvoted Comment
ALL USERS MUST READ THE REDDIQUETE tl;dr - don’t be a dick within the community.
Karma - place to get your karma number up in order to be aloud to posts in other subreddits - usually +15 post and comment karma is enough.
CopyPasta - Explanation
No More Zero Days - Downloadable Dekstop Wallpapers
GetMotivated - if you feel down - this is a good place to get your spirits up.
Lost Image and gerrafes are dumb comment
u/MotivatingGiraffe - super talented girl - creator of motivating giraffe posts <3 [Famous Redditor]
BreadStapledToTrees - Hi, have you met Reddit? It's weird.
The Smiling Man [NSFW]
Swamps of Dagobah [NSFW][LR]
u/Poem_for_your_sprog - user leaves lovely poems in the comments on the spot. [Famous Redditor]
DIY - Do It Yourself - place for the handy and crafty people.
The Safe
The Safe Update
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The Button Experiment YouTube Documentary [7 min]
DiscoBall
Rick Astley [AMA]
UV Arrows [LR]
School Anti-Prank
BananasForScale - a story where OP used “Banana peel for scale.” escalated to a subreddit.
Daniel Radcliffe [AMA]
switcharoo - a joke chain when you replace two people or items… um… shit it’s hard to explain this…
ExplainLikeIm5 - Switch-a-roo
u/France_is_Bacon - Explained
Broking my Arms [NSFW]
Roommate Masturbate [NSFW]
Tom Cruise
You Sucking?
circlejerk - Explained by KnowYourMeme -Explained by Reddit
philosophy - i just used it randomly honestly
phil - I hid this post (you’re reading right now) here.
Everyone is a bot, except you.
Le StreetLamp La Mouse [LR]
snoovatars - all these snoos were created by the members or this subreddit! Thanks!
You can create your own snoovatar once you get Reddit Gold.
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Download Android or iOS App
Cleaning Lady is Late [Part 1]
Cleaning Lady is Late [Part 2]
dataisbeautiful - it just is.
Music - constantly gets monthly spam of Kavinsky - Nightcall - can’t complain tho, Love that song.
SUBGANGS - doesn’t exist… yet… ;)
dGenerals: aww food sports funny Jokes gifs books pics gaming videos
Best Movie on Earth and it's Trailer
Up2Dates: nottheonion worldnews news UpliftingNews
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Cure’ious: AskWomen AskMen AskLesbian AskReddit <— hands down best and true definition of Reddit.
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Snoo Definition
Death by Snoo Snoo
AutoModerator - a bot that automatically removes your posts or comments for not following the subreddit guidelines.
u/vargas- known to mess with your head in the comments. [Famous Redditor]
best of _vargas_
LEVEL: REDDITOR
When does the Narwhal Bacon?
u/wil - Wil Wheaton is a casual Reddit User [Celebrity Redditor]
u/thisisbillgates - Mister Microsoft Himself is a Daily Reddit User [Celebrity Redditor]
Other Celebrity Redditors
Mr. Splashy Pants Wikipedia
Alexis Ohanian on Splashy [5min]
RoastMe - a place to upload your own photo with [Roast Me] sign and expect your happiness to be crushed or join the other internet bullies and crush other's dreams.
The Whistler and a Video
Nice. - Explained.
Fake Language
Hamburger Away From Reality
Hamburger - Cuil Theory Levels
with Rice
Laziest Genius on Earth
Glitch_In_The_Matrix - honestly just needed a transition.
todayilearned - TIL is a place to learn something new everyday in recent or old history
Kevin is the stupidest kid on earth.
Sun Tzu Fart
Redditor saves OP’s LIfe - CO2
Jolly Rancher [NSFW]
Eat a Dick Explained
u/3hoho5 - Delivers [11min]
Yolk-Ass [NSFW]
Poop Knife [NSFW]
u/Shitty_Watercolour - british dude with “casual” drawing skills and lovely watercolours. [Famous Redditor]
Janitor & Elbow-Deep [NSFW]
Roommate & Hambeast [NSFW]
NSFWExpectations/
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Art Battle: Shitty vs Wild 1
Art Battle: Shitty vs Wild 2
u/rogersimon10 - always ends a comment with a story of his dad whipping him with jumper cables.
👉😎👉 Zoop
nocontext
Doorbell Visitor [NSFW]
nocontext
"Thank you for popping my gold cherry, kind stranger."- usually what you say when someone takes your gold virginity - sends you gold membership for the first time.
"RIP Inbox" - usually what you say when you get to the top comments with gazillion of upvotes due to overpacked mail notifications.
SpiderBox [NSFW]
CumBox [NSFW]
Jackdaw
Retard [NSFW]
Username Checks Out! - When the commenter (or OP) has a username that supports their statement.
Today You Tomorrow Me
thanosdidnothingwrong - [only Marvels Fans will understand]
inthesoulstone - perfectly balanced as all things should be.
Thanos Click by Josh Brolin
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ShitJadenSays - that dude is deep as fuck.
What have you learned from Reddit?
u/shittymorph - Explained
1998 The Undertaker Threw Mankind off the hell… [3min]
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Domitrix [NSFW][LR]
Bromance goes Gay [NSFW][LR]
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Single Mom in Freezing Vancouver
Parents of Disabled Kid
How much can you eat yourself?
Coco-NUT
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Karma Holocaust
Wiping Your Sister
Awful Son
When girls get sexually noticed
Steak Window Husband Part 1
Steak Window Wife Part 2
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End Note: So um yeah, I hope all of this was worth it - I don’t have a life. This is my thank you note (post) to Reddit and all the nosleep nights I’ve spent on this platform. Next time you want to update a newbie - just send them this post: https://www.reddit.com/phil/comments/9bec0j/dafuq_is_reddit or video: https://youtu.be/CL3-aST9kQ0 and he'll be on his way. Have a nice day. I love you, bots. 
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