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Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamily Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list.
If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated.
It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help.
\Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.*

Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor
Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker)
Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nancy Addison – Actress
Louisa May Alcott – Author
Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist
Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player
Suzy Allegra – Author
Marty Allen – Comedian
John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer
Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist
Marian Anderson – Concert Singer
Louis Andriessen – Composer
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist
Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist
Geoffrey Arend - Actor
Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club)
Boris Artzybasheff – Artist
Dorothy Arzner – Film Director
Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet
V.C. Andrews – Author
Jane Austen – Author
Max Baer Jr. – Actor
Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist
Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist
Tallulah Bankhead – Actress
Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet
Bob Barker – Game Show Host
Joe Barr – Canadian Politician
Lynda Barry – Cartoonist
Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross
Kathy Bates – Actress
Jaya Battacharya – Actress
King Baudouin – King of Belgium
Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer
Joe Besser – Actor
Isabella Bird – Author
Jacqueline Bisset – Actress
Lewis Black – Comedian
Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer
William Blake – Artist
Brenda Blethyn – Actress
Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist
Baroness Karen Blixen – Author
Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor
Pierre Bonnard – Artist
William Edgar Borah – Politician
Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress
Georges Brassens – Singer
Alison Brie – Actress
Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic
Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author
Poppy Z. Brite – Author
Anne Bronte – Author
Louise Brooks – Actress
Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor
Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian
Delta Burke – Actress
Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian
James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President
Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate
James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist
Raymond Burr – Actor
Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer
Leo Buscaglia – Author
Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian
Julia Cameron – Director
Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer
Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist
Laura Carroll – Author
Mary Casatt – Artist
Roger Casement – Irish Patriot
Nina Cassian – Poet
Barbara Castle – British Politician
Kim Cattrall – Actress
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter
Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer
Richard Chamberlain – Actor
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son)
Stockard Channing – Actress
RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality
Judy Chicago – Artist
Margaret Cho – Comedian
Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author
Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister
Patricia Clarkson – Actress
Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author
Imogene Coca – Actress
Claudette Colbert – Actress
Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate
C. Collodi – Author
William Conrad – Actor
Frances Conroy – Actress
Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer
Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College
Anne Cool – Canadian Senator
Pat Coombs – Actress
Copernicus – Scientist
John Corbett – Actor
Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box
Ann Coulter – Political Commentator
Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist
Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor
Tim Curry – Actor
Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times
Patrika Darbo – Actress
Simone de Beauvoir – Author
Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet
Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist
Gray Davis – Governor of California
Ellen Degeneres – Comedian
Jeffery Deaver – Author
Eugene Victor Debs – Activist
Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors
Dana Delany – Actress
Don DeLillo – Author
Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group
Bo Derek – Actress
Rene Descartes – Philosopher
Portia De Rossi – Actress
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author
Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics
Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist
Hannah Dobryn – Author
Tamara Dobson – Actress
Richard Donner – Film Director
Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer
Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades
Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England
Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader
Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer
Francis Drake – Explorer
Fran Drescher – Actress
Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Deborah Eisenberg – Author
Liubov Egorova – Dancer
Anita Ekberg – Actress
T.S. Eliot – Poet
Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author
Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress
Harlan Ellison – Author
Elizabeth I – Queen of England
Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist
Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist
Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress
Linda Evans – Actress
Rupert Everett – Actor
Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera
Jane Fallon – Author
Chow Yun-Fat – Actor
Barbara Feldon – Actress
Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress
Ralph Fiennes – Actor
Lynn Fontanne – Actress
Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina
Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director
Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta
Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist
Dian Fossey – Anthropologist
Janet Frame – Poet
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Tanya Franks – Actress
William Frawley – Actor
Frank Frazetta – Artist
Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago.
Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer
Louis Freund – Artist
Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician
Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian
Eva Gabor – Actress
Magda Gabor – Actress
Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist
Diamanda Galas – Singer
Tess Gallagher – Author
Paul William Gallico – Author
Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian
Greta Garbo – Actress
Ava Gardner – Actress
Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Greer Garson – Actress
Gloria Gaynor – Singer
Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor
Ricky Gervais – Comedian
William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan
Althea Gibson – Athlete
Dorothy Gish – Actress
Lillian Gish – Actress
Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author
Susan Glaspell – Playwright
Sharon Gless – Actress
Crispin Glover – Actor
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer
Paulette Goddard – Actress
Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist
Kurt Godel – Author
Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer
Stephen Goldin – Author
Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist
Valeria Golino – Actress
Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer
Edward Gorey – Artist
Lotte Goslar – Dancer
Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.)
Martha Graham – Choreographer
Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist
Johnny Green – Musician
Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist
John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher
Joyce Grenfell – British Actress
Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter
Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Terry Gross – NPR Host
James Grout – Actor
Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA
Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist
Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates)
Jon Hamm - Actor
Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist
Lionel Hampton – Musician
Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer
Chelsea Handler - Comedian
Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer
Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress
Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President
E Chambré Hardman – Photographer
Jean Harlow - Actress
Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie)
Alex Heard – Author
Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Susan Helms – Astronaut
Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model
Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter
Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter
Taiko Hirabayashi – Author
Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist
Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA)
Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist
Rima Horton - Politician
Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress
Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress
Mick Hucknall – Singer
Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist
Bonnie Hunt – Actress
Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author
Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model
Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW
George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology
John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman
Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author
Randall Jarrell – Poet
Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day”
Joan of Arc – Christian Saint
Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.
Margaret Johnston – Actress
Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists.
Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President
Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor
William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader
Carolyn Jones – Actress
Renee Jones – Actress
Spike Jonze – Film Director
Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist
Madeline Kahn – Actress
Immanuel Kant – Philosopher
Julie Kavner – Actress
Nikos Kazantzakis – Author
Odette Keene – Musician
Helen Keller – Author
Joyce Kennard – Judge
Joe Kernan – Politician
Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England
King Louis XVI – King of France
William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister
William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President
Robert Kiyosaki – Author
Caroline Knapp – Author
Aleksandra Kollontai – Author
Dean Koontz – Author
Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot
Jerzy Kosinski – Author
Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist
Lee Krasner – Artist
Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain
Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF
Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer
Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess
Elsa Lanchester – Actress
Philip Larkin – Author, Poet
Charles Laughton – Actor, Director
Dan Lauria – Actor
Frank John Lausche – Politician
Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician
Jay Leno – TV Host
Richard Lewis – Comedian
Lyn Lifshin – Poet
Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii
Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster
Carole Lombard – Actress
Jack Lord – Actor
Pauline Lord – Actress
Patty Loveless – Singer
Alfred Lunt – Actor
John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow
Rose McClendon – Actress
Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune
Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist
Hattie McDaniel – Actress
Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer
Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist
Ian McKellen – Actor
Kristy McNichol – Actress
Janet McTeer – Actress
Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
Dora Maar – Photographer
René Magritte – Artist
Bill Maher – TV Personality
Katherine Mansfield – Author
Shirley Manson – Singer
Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician
Francesca Marciano – Actress
Miriam Margoyles – Actress
Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer
William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland
Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author
Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web
Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot
Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe
Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress
Freddie Mercury – Musician
Angela Merkel – German Chancellor
George Michael – Musician
Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author
Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet
Alley Mills – Actress
Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute
Kylie Minogue - Singer
Helen Mirren – Actress
Margaret Mitchell – Author
Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator
Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist
John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army
Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author
Morrissey – Musician
Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
John Mulaney – Comedian
Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist
Diana Muldaur – Actress
Megan Mullally - Actress
Ona Munson – Actress
Haruki Murakami – Author
Iris Murdoch – Author
Mikayil Mushfig – Poet
Modest Mussorgsky – Composer
Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist
Ralph Nader – Activist
Taslima Nasrin – Author
Alla Nazimova – Actress
Noel Neill – Actress
Bebe Neuwirth – Actress
Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist
Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac)
Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor
Jessye Norman – Opera Singer
Kim Novak – Actress
Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer
Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer
Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist
Frederick D. O’Neal – Actor, Playwright
Joyce Carol Oates – Author
Nick Offerman - Actor
Sandra Oh - Actress
Claire Parker – Director, Animator
Dorothy Parker – Author
Suzanne-Lori Parks – Playwright
Rosa Parks – Activist
Dolly Parton – Singer, Actress
Julia Pascal – Playwright
Ann Patchett – Author
Alicia Patterson – Editor
Wolfgang Pauli – Physicist
Linus Pauling – Winner of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace
Sarah Paulson – Actress
Michelle Paver – Author
Anna Pavlova – Dancer
Molly Peacock – Poet, President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America
Minnie Pearl – Singer
Samuel Pepys – Author
Matthew Perry - Actor
Bernadette Peters – Actress
Jean Peters - Actress
Arthur Phillip – First British Administrator Sent to Australia
Wendell Phillips – Orator and Reformer
William Phillips – Co-founder and Editor of Partisan Review , Writer, Critic
Marge Piercy – Author, Poet
Plato – Philosopher
Martha Plimpton - Actress
Edgar Allan Poe – Author
Jackson Pollock – Artist
Katherine Ann Porter – Author
Parker Posey – Actress
Beatrix Potter – Children’s Book Author
Charles Edward Potter – Politician, Philanthropist, Administrator of the Cheboygan County Bureau of Social Aid
Joyce Purnick – Former New York Times Metro Editor, Journalist
Edna Purviance – Silent Movie Actress
Colin Quinn – Comedian
Robin Quivers – Radio Host
Raffi – Children’s Musician
Bonnie Raitt – Singer, Songwriter
Joey Ramone – Musician
Ayn Rand – Writer, Philosopher, Author
A. Philip Randolph – Politician
Jeanette Rankin – 1st Female US Representative
Man Ray – Artist
Rachel Ray – Celebrity Chef
Lou Reed – Singer, Musician
George Reeves – Actor
Frances Reid – Actress
Leni Riefenstahl – Filmmaker
Janet Reno – Former U.S. Attorney-General
Judith Resnick – Astronaut
Jennifer Rhodes – Actress
Condoleezza Rice – National Security Advisor
Cliff Richards – Musician
Miranda Richardson – Actress
Alan Rickman – Actor, Director
Elizabeth Riddell – Journalist
Sally Ride – First American Female Astronaut
Bridget Riley – Artist
John Ringling – Founder of Ringling Brothers Circus
Mary Roach - Author
Morgan Andrew Robertson – Author
Debbie Rochon – Actress
Norman Perceval Rockwell – Illustrator
Eric Rohmann – Author, Winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book
Ginger Rogers – Actress
Richard Roeper – Film Reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times
Wilhelm Rontgen – Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901, discoverer of X-Rays
William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose - Musician (Guns N' Roses)
Mickey Rourke – Actor, Boxer
Patricia Routledge – Actress
Joan Ruddock – Activist
John Ruskin – Author
Winona Ryder – Actress
Yves Saint-Laurent - Fashion Designer
Dr. Lee Salk – Child Psychologist
Renu Saluja – Indian Film Editor
Diana Sands – Actress
Aligi Sassu – Artist
John Sayles – Director
Jean-Paul Sartre – Existential Philosopher
Diane Sawyer – TV News Anchor
Rosika Schwimmer – Author, Activist
Ed and Thelma Schoenberger – Co-founders of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Ellen Browning Scripps – Newspaper Columnist, Philanthropist
Joel Schumacher – Film Director
Maurice Sendak – Children’s Book Author
George Bernard Shaw – Playwright
Lionel Shriver – Author
Sarah Silverman – Comedian, Actress
Michael Sinelnikoff – Actor
Siouxsie – Singer, Musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Robert Smith – Singer, Musician (The Cure)
David Shogren – Bassist (Doobie Brothers)
Betty Smith – Author
Dodie Smith – Playwright, Author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford - Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Businesswoman
Howard Worth Smith – Politician
Kate Smith – Singer
Lemony Snicket (Real Name: Daniel Handler) – Children’s Book Author
David Souter – Supreme Court Justice
Jill St. John – Actress
Mabel Stark – Female Tiger Trainer
Gertrude Stein – Author, Patron of the Arts
Victor Strauss – WWII Journalist
Gloria Steinem – Activist, Writer
Maria W. Stewart – Author, Activist
Lily Strickland – Composer, Writer, Artist
Patrick Swayze – Actor
Loretta Swit – Actress
Henrietta Szold – Holocaust Heroine
Wislawa Szymborska – Nobel Prize Winning Poet
Amy Tan - Writer, Author
Sara Teasdale – Poet
Toni Tennille – Singer (Captain and Tennille)
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma – French-Spanish Political Activist and Academic
Nikola Tesla – Scientist, Inventor
Theodora – Empress and wife of Justinian I
Susanna Thompson – Actress
Georgianne Thon – Actress
M. Carey Thomas – President of Bryn Mawr College
Willie Mae Thornton – Singer, Songwriter
Jennifer Tilly – Actress
Wendy Tokunaga – Author
Lily Tomlin – Actress, Playwright
Ann Turkel – Model
Randy Travis – Singer
Edward Tylor – Anthropologist
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Names "U - Z" will be in a comment below (the new additions put the list over the character limit).
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2020.05.08 14:47 Clem_Crozier Line of Duty Battle Royale

Rules
All of the most important characters from the BBC police drama series, "Line of Duty", have an unarmed battle royale. The battle takes place in the AC-12 office, which has no staff present other than the combatants, and has been emptied of potential weapons. The battle ends only when one character is able to continue. Alliances are permitted, but every combatant is aware from the beginning that only one can remain in the end. Who wins? Who gets wiped out first?
Participants and Credentials
Steve Arnott - The main protagonist of the series and trained in counterterror, Steve has combat experience, but is a bit gung ho when it comes to getting into altercations. This often gets him into trouble, being ambushed and nearly killed on more than one occasion. A relatively young officer in his physical prime, but a bit on the short side at 5'8, which puts him at something of a weight and reach disadvantage, and his track record of winning fights isn't particularly flattering.
Kate Fleming - The show's second protagonist, typically serving as an undercover officer in operations. Kate is highly trained with firearms where other named officers often aren't, which along her ability to conceal her identity in undercover operations suggests a tactically precise mind and keen decision-maker's disposition. Another relatively young officer, however, we've seen little-to-no physical fighting from Kate thusfar, and at 5'4, she is the second-shortest combatant.
Ted Hastings - The show's boss, to whom our protagonists answer. Ex-RUC at the height of the troubles, Ted has seen it all. Usually a methodical planner and stickler for rules and regulations, Hastings also showed capability to fly by the seat of his pants, going undercover in a high-risk op without any preparation, and dispatching a gang member with a range-y headshot from a pistol recovered from a wounded comrade. No real onscreen fighting from Ted yet, and a 5'10 man approaching retirement age, but one of the coolest heads under pressure, and a lifetime of police experience.
Tony Gates - Once officer of year, Gates was a mixture of a self-serving praise-seeker and a brave, decisive officer. One of the more combat-heavy characters in the show, Gates took on an armed mugger with his bare hands, as well as apprehending dangerous criminal, Tommy Hunter, in his single season's climax. An officer in middle-age, and standing 5'9, but plenty of experience dealing with violent criminals head-on.
Matthew 'Dot' Cotton - By his codename, "The Caddy", Dot was a long-running thorn in the side of AC-12, infiltrating their ranks, winning their respect and leading them on wild goose chases to hide his own secret identity. An emotionally complex character, but ultimately one who killed and had others killed on his behalf to save himself. Not much in the way of onscreen fighting, but a 6'4 frame makes him the tallest combatant.
Georgia Trotman - A young officer who lost her life in the line of duty, Georgia's only fight scene saw her thrown from a hospital window to her death by Jeremy Cole. That said, Georgia was putting up an alright fight, and it was only because she managed to last long enough to get a good look at his face, which Steve didn't, that Cole had to get rid of her. Height: 5'6
Lindsay Denton - An interesting take on the idea of a maverick cop, Denton uses her knowledge of how to bend regulations, keen eye for detail and seemingly meek demeanour to set up those she considers to have done wrong and punish them accordingly. She's been in her fair share of physical altercations, with mixed outcomes. A 5'8 female officer in between her prime crimefighting years and middle-age. If there's one thing in her favour, it's that no one ever bests her with the same plan more than once.
Mike Dryden - The chief constable with very questionable interests, Mike Dryden was blackmailed into going along with the plans of organised crime. No onscreen fighting, and a high-ranking, middle-aged officer who likely hasn't seen much confrontation in some time. Height: 5'9
Manish Prasad - A copper in league with organised crime, Prasad did anything to cover his tracks and save his own skin, including killing his partner in crime, Jeremy Cole*. With Cole's help, he was able to overpower Lindsay Denton, though Denton managed to outwit him later when he was on his own. Height: 5'6
Danny Waldron - In a series mostly composed of calculating, self-serving villains and gangland pawns, Danny Waldron was an unhinged figure, on a crusade for justice in quite brutal fashion. A victim of horrific abuse as a child, Waldron found it difficult to form relationships in his life, instead devoting himself to becoming the best police officer he could be. His powers of immediate observation and near-perfect recall are almost superhuman, and he is merciless to the point of cruelty against those he deems deserving. 6'2 and shown to push himself to his athletic limit to distract himself from his trauma, though never really shown in hand-to-hand combat.
Roz Huntley - A cold persona, and willing to stoop to all kinds of lows if it can take the heat off her, Roz Huntley was nevertheless brave enough to storm into a burning building to save Hana Reznikova, and arrested the solicitor who was representing her in her own interview. No onscreen fighting-time, and at 5'3, Roz is the smallest combatant. For the purposes of this, we'll be fair and say this version of Roz is before she lost an arm to infection.
John Corbett - The perfect foil for Ted Hastings, John Corbett is an undercover officer who hates bent coppers every bit as much as Ted. The problem is, he thinks Ted is the worst bent copper of them all. Corbett's ability to feign criminal intentions allowed him to infiltrate the gang and become its leader, going as far as participating in armed-robbery and murder, so long as he could pull the strings to make sure the only victims were police-gone-bad. Going as far as to torture Ted's wife, Corbett was capable of bringing himself to doing nearly anything if the circumstances called for it in his mind. A middle-aged officer of 5'5, but experience working alongside and against violent and dangerous criminals.
*Not including Jeremy Cole in this, as cannot find stats for his height. Similarly, not including Miroslav Miskovic for lack of the same details.
**Characters like Ryan Pilkington and Lisa McQueen whose characters are likely to be heavily expanded upon are not currently in the battle royale. May review when the new season airs.
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2019.12.27 04:16 Oporz 27 Best Sic-fi Movies 2019 So Far You Should Not Miss

SOURCE: 27 Best Sic-fi Movies 2019 So Far You Should Not Miss
Among so many movie categories, science fiction is one of the most popular ones, which normally describe a world people can't imagine, and the movies will also mix with high technologies. Most sic-fic movies will talk about universe, science, space exploration, supernatural power, and so on. The story plots of science fiction are always excited and mind-blowing, which can greatly attract people to watch, and fall in the story of the movie.
As 2019 has almost passed, today we would like to list the 27 best sic-fi movies have released so far, giving you a clearly introduction and reference. If you are a mad of science fiction movies, read about the list below now and pick one for enjoying with your friends.
1. Alita: Battle Angel
Movie released date: January 31, 2019
Runtime: 122 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Rosa SalazaChristoph Waltz/Keean Johnson/Mahershala Ali
Brief introduction: Based on the story happens in 2563, 300 years after Earth when all people are ruled by the sky city of Zalem, Alita: Battle Angel shows how an android woman, Alita, keeps fighting under constant threat in such a futuristic world. The courage and brevity of the heroine should be the quality we can learn from.

2. Ad Astra
Movie released date: August 29, 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Brad Pitt/Tommy Lee Jones/Ruth Negga/Liv Tyler
Brief introduction: 30 years later, a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth and keeps threatening the survival of our planet. For that, astronaut Roy McBride goes on his travel across this unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos while finding his missing father.

3. Terminator: Dark Fate
Movie released date: October 23, 2019
Runtime: 128 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Linda Hamilton/ Arnold SchwarzeneggeMackenzie Davis/Natalia Reyes
Brief introduction: Not only that the world changed after 27 years passing since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, but also the fate of human race was gotten re-written either. To survive from the chase of a Rev-9, a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator travels back through time to hunt and kill her and her friends. So Dani Ramos keeps fighting for the future of humanity with the help of two warriors: Grace and Sarah Connor.

4. Paradise Hills
Movie released date: January 26, 2019
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: Spain/United States
Language: English
Cast: Emma Roberts/Danielle Macdonald/Awkwafina/Eiza González
Brief introduction: On an isolated island called Paradise, Uma awakens on an apparently idyllic school where high-class families send their daughters to, in order to train them for becoming the perfect versions of themselves. It seems that the island provides physical and emotional healing for those in need, which helps them revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. However, there's a darker secret hidden behind its fairy tale like exterior.

5. I Am Mother
Movie released date: January 25 2019
Runtime: 113 minutes
Country: Australia
Language: English
Cast: Clara Rugaard/Luke HawkeHazel Sandery and Summer Lenton/Maddie Lenton
Brief introduction: I Am Mother shows a story about how the robot raises the girl to repopulate the Earth under various threatens. This can really be unimaginative because we will always consider that mankind is the ruler on the Earth. It's such a must-watch film that deserves more cinema attention.

6. The Wandering Earth
Movie released date: February 5 2019
Runtime: 125 minutes
Country: China
Language: Mandarin/English (Electronic Voice)/Russian/French
Cast: Qu Chuxiao/Li Guangjie/Ng Man-tat/Zhao Jinmai
Brief introduction: Telling the story of a distant future in which the earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun, people around the world are building giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and want to sail the planet to a new star system. Focusing on the storyline of a group of young people who fight hard for the survival of mankind at the pried of wandering Earth, The Wandering Earth earns its thrills with exciting set pieces and dazzling special effects.

7. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Movie released date: June 26, 2019
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Tom Holland/Samuel L. Jackson/Zendaya/Cobie Smulders
Brief introduction: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), our Spider-Man Peter begrudgingly agrees to return to super heroics for helping Nick Fury take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. On his way on trip with his classmates, Peter also tries to figure out ways to hide his identity, deals with the relationship with the girl he loves, and fights against the bad guy for maintaining the peace on Earth even without Stark's help.

8. Avengers: Endgame
Movie released date: April 22, 2019
Runtime: 181 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Robert Downey Jr./Chris Evans/Mark Ruffalo/Chris Hemsworth
Brief introduction: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), almost half of people in the universe are being wiped out due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos, who gets the six energy stones successfully. For that, the remaining Avengers members gather again and decide to find a workable way to reverse Thanos' actions and restore the balance of the universe.

9.Detective Pikachu
Movie released date: May 3, 2019
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: United States/Japan
Language: English
Cast: Ryan Reynolds/Justice Smith/Max Fincham/Kathryn Newton
Brief introduction: To unravel the tangled mystery about his father's missing, Tim keep chasing clues through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City with the aid of Harry's former Pokémon partner. In the course of their thrilling adventure, they have encountered with some reliable people, and cooperate with them to uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole universe.

10. Gemini Man (2019)
Movie released date: October 1, 2019
Runtime: 117 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Will Smith/Mary Elizabeth Winstead/Clive Owen/Benedict Wong
Brief introduction: Henry, an agent of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, was chased to kill by a mysterious killer when he was going to retire. In the fierce competition between the two men, he found that the killer was in his 20s. A duel between him and himself started immediately, and the truth behind it gradually surfaced.

11. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Movie released date: May 13, 2019
Runtime: 132 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Kyle ChandleVera Farmiga/Millie Bobby Brown/Bradley Whitford/Sally/Hawkins/Charles Dance/Thomas Middleditch/Aisha Hinds
Brief introduction: Godzilla met with Mothra, Rodan, and its powerful enemies, Ghidorah. Previously, the ancient super monsters that had been thought to exist only in mythology, but now one by one, they will fight for the "King of monsters", and human survival will be seriously threatened.

12. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! (2019)
Movie released date: August 16, 2019
Runtime: 71 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Voices of: Richard Steven Horvitz/Andy Berman/Rosearik Rikki Simons/Melissa Fahn
Brief introduction: When Zim reappeared and began the second phase of his plan to conquer the Earth, a "Florpus" suddenly opens, swallows the planet and merges it with alternate realities. On the other side, Zim's enemy, DIB, tried to expose his plan.

13. Captive State (2019)
Movie released date: March 15, 2019
Runtime: 109 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: John Goodman/Ashton Sanders/Jonathan Majors/Machine Gun Kelly/Vera Farmiga
Brief introduction: The movie tells of the emergence of a rebel force in the urban area of Chicago after the Earth has been occupied by aliens for 10 years. It has an irreconcilable conflict with the government forces of the obedient faction, and a battle is going to arise from it.

14. Men in Black International (2019)
Movie released date: June?11,?2019
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Chris Hemsworth/Tessa Thompson/Rebecca Ferguson/Kumail Nanjiani/Rafe Spall/Laurent Bourgeois/Larry Bourgeois/Emma Thompson/Liam Neeson
Brief introduction: In the process of preventing the invasion of alien gangs, agent H and new agent M of the headquarters of the MiB accidentally eradicated the traitors hidden in the MiB. Although they went through so many difficulties, they finally managed to successfully save the world.

15. Brightburn (2019)
Movie released date: May?24,?2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Elizabeth Banks/David Denman/Jackson A. Dunn/Matt Jones/Meredith Hagner
Brief introduction: A rural couple without children picked up a baby from a spaceship near their home and raise the baby to grow up. Gradually, they found that the child was a little different. All kinds of supernatural abilities appeared on him. He put on a cloak, but not all the people can put on the cloak are heroes. So what is his real identity? Is him an alien?

16. IO (2019)
Movie released date: January 18, 2019
Runtime: 96 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Margaret Qualley/Anthony Mackie/Danny Huston
Brief introduction: Samantha, a young female scientist, is one of the survivors of the last catastrophe happened on Earth. Instead of abandoning her home like others do, she stayed on Earth and worked hard to find a way to help human beings survive.

17. Replicas (2019)
Movie released date: January?11,?2019
Runtime: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Keanu Reeves/Alice Eve/Thomas Middleditch/John Ortiz
Brief introduction: A bold neuroscientist tries to revive his family who died in a car accident. In order to achieve this goal, he would not hesitate to fight against the police, confront the government controlled laboratories, or even challenge all scientific restrictions.

18. High Life
Movie released date: November 7, 2018
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: France/Germany/United Kingdom/Poland/United States
Language: English
Cast: Robert Pattinson/Juliette Binoche/André Benjamin/Mia Goth
Brief introduction: After embarking a dangerous and useless mission, Monte and his little daughter become the last survivors of it. As there is nobody living near them now, they have to find every method to let themselves lead a life, relying on each other. Now, they are facing danger and going straight ahead, which is a black hole.

19. Captain Marvel
Movie released date: February 27, 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Brie Larson/Samuel L. Jackson/Ben Mendelsohn/Djimon Hounsou/Lee Pace/Lashana Lynch/Gemma Chan/Annette Bening/Clark Gregg/Jude Law
Brief introduction: This is the first Marvel heroine solo film. Captain Marvel is also a new character that is introduced into the Marvel universe. This film tells the origin of Captain Marvel. At first, Carol believes herself is a Kree warrior. However, she regains some memories that point out that she is a human and used to live on Earth. After evoking her memories, she finds a huge hidden lie.

20. Aniara
Movie released date: 7 September 2018
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: Sweden/Denmark
Language: Swedish
Cast: Emelie Jonsson/Bianca Cruzeiro/Arvin Kananian/Anneli Martini
Brief introduction: The film tells the story happened when a spacecraft, which carries some residents and is flying towards the Mars. Unexpectedly, the spacecraft is getting away from the original course. Getting lost in the universe, the passengers have to make clear where they are now in the universe, and how they can get back to the right routine.

21. Fast Color
TV series released date: March 10, 2018
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw/Lorraine Toussaint/Saniyya Sidney/Christopher Denham/David Strathairn
Brief introduction: A young woman is being traced by an unknown and mysterious force because of her supernatural power. To save herself, the woman has to keep escaping. Till she has nowhere to go, she goes back to the farmhouse where she used to live with her family but now the place has been abandoned. After living in that place again, she begins to repair the relationship with her mother. Then the woman's family knows about the hidden power inside her.

22. Rim of the World
Movie released date: May 24, 2019
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Jack Gore/Miya Cech/Benjamin Flores Jr./Alessio Scalzotto/Andrew BacheloAnnabeth Gish
Brief introduction: Before the terrible aliens are going to give an attack to the Earth, the summer camp is just begun. On the place where the summer camp is held, four teenagers are given an essential key that conveys the secret and way to prevent aliens from invading the planet. However, the four teenagers get no adults to help, which means that they can only depend on themselves to save the world.

23. Project Ithaca
Movie released date: June 7, 2019
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English
Cast: James Gallanders/Deragh Campbell/Daniel Fathers
Brief introduction: After waking up, five people, who are completely strangers to each other, discover that their 5 are trapped in an alien spaceship. Worse yet, they discover that the ship seems to get the power through some terrible means. As deeper into their investigation, the truth is that these aliens have kidnapped human for over decades, and even centuries. They have to stop this from happening again, and also, save themselves.

24. The Silence
Movie released date: April 10, 2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: English
Cast: Kiernan Shipka/Stanley Tucci/Miranda Otto/John Corbett
Brief introduction: The world is being attacked by some terrible creatures, which will kill people through releasing a kind of sound. Under this danger, in order to avoid the hunt of the aliens, a teenager, who lost her hearing at the age of 13, tries to escape to a safe place with her family. As the teenager can't hear the sound released by the aliens, a cult want to make use of her ability to beat the invaded aliens.

25.Clara
Movie released date: 10 September 2018
Runtime: /Country: Canada
Language: English
Cast: Patrick J. Adams/Troian Bellisario
Brief introduction: Isaac Bruno, working as an astronomer, extremely wants to find out the clues about the existence of life in the universe. Because he is too crazy about his work, he pays less attention to his friend's advice, who suggests him to lead a normal life. But Isaac ignores the warning and gets much addicted to the job. One time when Isaac meets an artist, Clara, and they begin to work together to find the data about stellar, for making a huge discovery.

26. White Chamber
Movie released date: Mar 29, 2019
Runtime: 89 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Shauna Macdonald/Oded FehAmrita Acharia/Nicholas Farrell/Sharon Maughan
Brief introduction: Unfortunately, civil war happens in the United Kingdom. The film starts with focusing on a woman, who wakes up in a cuboid cell. She discovers that her situation is dangerous now because she is kidnapped. The kidnapper tortures her, and asks her for the information from her. But the woman just keeps saying that she has no information. So what will happen next? And what information these guys need?

27. See You Yesterday
Movie released date: May 17, 2019
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Eden Duncan-Smith/Danté Crichlow/Marsha Stephanie Blake/Johnathan Nieves/Myra Lucretia TayloWavyy Jonez/Rayshawn Richardson/Ron Bobb-Semple/Brian "Stro" Bradley
Brief introduction: Two teenagers, who have great talents in scientist, are working hard to complete their latest invention - a traveling backpacks that can enable a time travel. However, unfortunate thing happens. One of these two teenagers is killed. It is a chance to use their invention to save him now.
Watching sci-fi movies sometimes will be surprised by the imagined high technologies invented in the future. It is also a chance for us to imagine how will human's life would be in the remote future. Sic-fi movies are always mind-blowing, and can make people feel excited. This is also the reason for why so many people enjoy watching science fiction movies.
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2019.08.31 08:16 Milkshaketurtle79 An American civil war setting would be incredibly cool.

Edit: Orginal post was messy and confused people, so I mostly reworded it.
If they got rid of some of the rpg mechanics, I feel like this would be a really cool setting. They could make it a bit like ACIII, with a few major towns (New Orleans, Savanah, etc.) with large amounts of wilderness in between. They could maybe set it on the east coast, and have characters like Harriet Tubman, Robert E Lee, etc. There'd be some gun play, but they could get really creative with weapon types- you could have both military weapons like Sabres and rifles, but also more common items like hatchets, walking sticks, etc. I'd love to see the rope dart return. Social stealth would be perfect for such a setting, and I could see it being kind of like AC: Liberation.
As for the story, I could see it being pretty complex and more 3-dimensional than the recent games. The Assassins are the underground railroad and certain members of the union. You could have some infighting between Northern assassins and Southern assassins, with the southern ones feeling that the northern ones aren't doing enough, and the northern ones feeling that non defensive violence against the slave owners isn't justified, with corruption in the ranks of the northern assassins.
Story
I think it should have two characters.
The first would be the obvious route- an ex slave. I think her (given slave) name could be Lucy Smith. Rather than having her be a generic character that tries to be mysterious and emotionally broken, I actually like the idea of a character who's super resilient and strong willed, but overestimates her abilities like Arno did. She's not cocky, just determined and selfless, willing to die for the cause. Maybe it starts off with her having escaped with the help of another slave, and the following chapter, until meeting the other character, would be about her trying to find her sister that was separated from her. Rather than overusing the "dead family must get revenge" trope that's been done to death in the franchise, I'd like if her family was still alive, and maybe her older brother was an assassin himself. Lucy would often have resentment towards the other southern assassins, including the character I'm about to mention, mainly because they weren't willing to risk themselves on the same level that she was.
The second character would be named James Kingsley. He's a 19 year old southern white man who gets drafted into the confederate army, shortly before he was due to marry his sweetheart. He goes through about a year, and climbs the ranks rather quickly, but eventually reconciles with the fact that he's an abolishonist, and defects from the army. His family basically disowns him when he comes home, throwing his uniform into the fireplace after a heated (haha) argument. And his fiance now wants nothing to do with him, seeing him as a coward and a traitor.
I think his personality would be the opposite of Lucy. He'd be unsure of himself, and afraid to die. He kind of just got caught up in the assassins without meaning to, but ends up fighting for the southern assassins because he has nowhere else to go.
One interesting story arc could be that he turns out to be a high ranking Templar, and, when Lucy gets mad at him for not having the resolve to face his father again, Lucy goes to his home and kills James' father.
Gameplay
Lucy would use a lot of improvised weapons. And living in the south, much of her gameplay would revolve around crafting and survival, not being able to go into bigger towns without drawing attention. I like the idea of another slave, who only recently arrived in America, teaching her to fight with traditional African weapons. So she'd have a mix of modern (for the time) weapons like a revolver, as well as traditional African weapons or improvised/farming implements. Some ones that come to mind are the kpinga, bolas, war clubs, hatchets, darts, a machete or sickle. I'd love to see the rope dart return. Most of these weapons would be either crafted, or stolen/found through exploration, which would make a really cool new gameplay element.
James would use military style weapons, which he could buy from stores or craft from things like ammo and gunpowder. Believe it or not, soldiers did actually use swords that were not sabers at this time. So I think he'd use a sword and musket, with the gun becoming better as technology progressed in the game, eventually having a repeater rifle. Other stuff he could use might be grenades/explosives like the coal torpedo, tripwire traps or snares (I'm imagining some guy stepping into a noose and being hung upside down, only for a guy disguised as a confederate soldier to step out of the woods and interrogate the guy at gunpoint). Landmines did exist in the Civil War.
Rather than just having them always be separate, it would be cool if you could have AI partners, whether it be Lucy/James, or certain npcs. Kind of like the assassin abilities in older games. James could escort Lucy into restricted areas as if she were a slave, or start shooting at people to keep them distracted.
Lucy could sing songs to communicate with slaves. At first they would just sing back, and it would reveal things like jewelry drawers you could loot, or weapon stashes. But as she gained influence, she could start commanding them to set cotton fields on fire, or unlock doors and windows from inside.
Factions and their dymanic
I know this is pointless, and maybe a bit cringey, but I've been wanting this setting ever since ACIII introduced us to the colonial and post colonial eras, I love making up fictional ideas in my head, and I feel like something with political intrigue and tangible consequences would be a breath of fresh air compared to the wierd supernatural stuff we got in Odyssey.
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2019.08.04 06:17 anti-ZOG-sci-fry House of Rothschild: Then & Now (Part 3)

House of Rothschild: Then & Now (Part 3)
by Jayge 8^J
"Baron Abraham Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild (19 August 1845 – 2 November 1934) was a French member of the Rothschild banking family. A strong supporter of Zionism, his large donations lent significant support to the movement during its early years, which helped lead to the establishment of the State of Israel...in 1882 Edmond cut back on his purchases of art and began to buy land in Southern Syria (Ottoman Palestine). He became a leading proponent of the Zionist movement, financing the first site at Rishon LeZion. In his goal for the establishment of a Jewish homeland, he promoted industrialization and economic development. In 1924, he established the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA), which acquired more than 125,000 acres (50,586 ha) of land and set up business ventures. Edmond de Rothschild also played a pivotal role in Israel's wine industry. Under the supervision of his administrators in Ottoman Palestine, farm colonies and vineyards were established, and two major wineries were opened in Rishon LeZion and Zikhron Ya'akov. It is estimated that Rothschild spent over $50 million in supporting the settlements and backed research in electricity by engineers and financed development of an electric generating station. Jews and Arabs lived amicably on Rothschild's land, with no Arab grievances, even in the worst periods of disturbance.[citation needed] According to historian Albert M. Hyamson, "Rothschild recognised that the overriding interest of the Jews of Palestine was the confidence and the friendship of their Arab neighbours. The interests of the Arab cultivators of the land he bought were never overlooked, but by development he made this land capable of maintaining a population ten times its former size." While Edmond de Rothschild was not always supportive of an inclusive government - he suggested in 1931 to Judah Magnes that "We must hold them (the Arabs) down with a strong hand" - he acknowledged the importance of co-governance and peaceful coexistence in a 1934 letter to the League of Nations, stating that "the struggle to put an end to the Wandering Jew, could not have as its result, the creation of the Wandering Arab.""
"Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, FRCA, Hon FKC, Hon FBA (born 29 April 1936) is a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family. He is also honorary president of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research...From 1963 Rothschild worked at the family bank N M Rothschild & Sons in London, before resigning in 1980 due to a family dispute. The chairmanship of the bank had passed from his father, who had chosen to follow a scientific career and had lost control of the majority voting shares, to his cousin Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild, and Jacob felt that his aspirations would be thwarted. He sold his minority stake in the bank, but took independent control of Rothschild Investment Trust (now RIT Capital Partners plc), an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange. After resigning from the bank in 1980, Jacob Rothschild went on to found J. Rothschild Assurance Group (now St. James's Place plc) with Sir Mark Weinberg in 1991. In 1989, he joined forces with Sir James Goldsmith and Kerry Packer, in an unsuccessful bid for British American Tobacco. Rothschild is Chairman of RIT Capital Partners plc, one of the largest investment trusts quoted on the London Stock Exchange with a net asset value of about £2 billion. He is Chairman of J Rothschild Capital Management, a subsidiary of RIT Capital Partners plc. He is also a Member of the Council for the Duchy of Cornwall for HRH The Prince of Wales and a member of the International Advisory Board of The Blackstone Group. He also retains many other venture capital and property interests. From November 2003 until his retirement in 2008, he was Deputy Chairman of BSkyB Television and until 2008 he was a Director of RHJ International. In 2003 Rothschild came under scrutiny when Russian oil industrialist Mikhail Khodorkovsky's shares in YUKOS passed to him under a deal they concluded prior to Khodorkovsky's arrest. In November 2010, an undisclosed entity affiliated with Rothschild purchased a 5.0% equity interest in Genie Energy, a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, for $10.0 million. In 2013, Genie Energy was granted exclusive oil and gas exploration rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights. From his headquarters in St James's Place in London, Jacob Rothschild has cultivated an influential set of clients, business associates and friends who have extended his interests far beyond the normal scope of a banker. He maintains strong personal and business links with Henry Kissinger. His country estate has been a regular venue for visiting heads of state including Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Margaret Thatcher received French President François Mitterrand there at a summit in 1990. He hosted the European Economic Round Table conference in 2002, attended by such figures as James Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank, Nicky Oppenheimer, Warren Buffett and Arnold Schwarzenegger." -- Wikipedia
"US Presidents Murdered By The Rothschild Banking Cartel Lincoln's Private War: The Trail of Blood 7-12-9 Lincoln's Birthday gives us an appropriate opportunity to examine some deep American traditions which may also give us some unusual insights into the "principalities and powers" of Ephesians Chapter 6. Abraham Lincoln worked valiantly to prevent the Rothschild's attempts to involve themselves in financing the Civil War. Interestingly, it was the Czar of Russia who provided the needed assistance against the British and French, who were among the driving forces behind the secession of the South and her subsequent financing. Russia intervened by providing naval forces for the Union blockade of the South in European waters, and by letting both countries know that if they attempted to join the Confederacy with military forces, they would also have to go to war with Russia. The Rothschild interests did succeed, through their agent Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase, to force a bill (the National Banking Act) through Congress creating a federally chartered central bank that had the power to issue U.S. Bank Notes. Afterward, Lincoln warned the American people: "The money power preys upon the nation in time of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed. "<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#4>4 Lincoln continued to fight against the central bank, and some now believe that it was his anticipated success in influencing Congress to limit the life of the Bank of the United States to just the war years that was the motivating factor behind his assassination. The Lone Assassin Myth is Born Modern researchers have uncovered evidence of a massive conspiracy that links the following parties to the Bank of Rothschild:<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#5>5 Lincoln's Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, John Wilkes Booth, his eight co-conspirators, and over seventy government officials and businessmen involved in the conspiracy. When Booth's diary was recovered by Stanton's troops, it was delivered to Stanton. When it was later produced during the investigation, eighteen pages had been ripped out. These pages, containing the aforementioned names,were later found in the attic of one of Stanton's descendants. >From Booth's trunk, a coded message was found that linked him directly to Judah P. Benjamin, the Civil War campaign manager in the South for the House of Rothschild. When the war ended, the key to the code was found in Benjamin's possession. The assassin, portrayed as a crazed lone gunman with a few radical friends, escaped by way of the only bridge in Washington not guarded by Stanton's troops. "Booth" was located hiding in a barn near Port Royal, Virginia, three days after escaping from Washington. He was shot by a soldier named Boston Corbett, who fired without orders. Whether or not the man killed was Booth is still a matter of contention, but the fact remains that whoever it was, he had no chance to identify himself. It was Secretary of War Edwin Stanton who made the final identification. Some now believe that a dupe was used and that the real John Wilkes Booth escaped with Stanton's assistance. Mary Todd Lincoln, upon hearing of her husband's death, began screaming, "Oh, that dreadful house!" Earlier historians felt that this spontaneous utterance referred to the White House. Some now believe it may have been directed to Thomas W. House, a gun runner, financier, and agent of the Rothschild's during the Civil War, who was linked to the anti-Lincoln, pro-banker interests.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#6>6 The Federal Reserve Another myth that all Americans live with is the charade known as the "Federal Reserve." It comes as a shock to many to discover that it is not an agency of the United States Government. The name "Federal Reserve Bank" was designed to deceive, and it still does. It is not federal, nor is it owned by the government. It is privately owned.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#7>7 It pays its own postage like any other corporation. Its employees are not in civil service. Its physical property is held under private deeds, and is subject to local taxation. Government property, as you know, is not. It is an engine that has created private wealth that is unimaginable, even to the most financially sophisticated. It has enabled an imperial elite to manipulate our economy for its own agenda and enlisted the government itself as its enforcer. It controls the times, dictates business, affects our homes and practically everything in which we are interested. It takes powerful force to maintain an empire, and this one is no different. The concerns of the leadership of the "Federal Reserve" and its secretive international benefactors appear to go well beyond currency and interest rates. Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was the first President from west of the Appalachians. He was unique for the times in being elected by the voters, without the direct support of a recognized political organization. He vetoed the renewal of the charter for the Bank of the United States on July 10, 1832. In 1835, President Andrew Jackson declared his disdain for the international bankers: "You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#8>8 There followed an (unsuccessful) assassination attempt on President Jackson's life. Jackson had told his vice president, Martin Van Buren, "The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me...."<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#9>9 Was this the beginning of a pattern of intrigue that would plague the White House itself over the coming decades? Was his (and Lincoln's) death related by an invisible thread to the international bankers? James Garfield President James Abram Garfield, our 20th President, had previously been Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and was an expert on fiscal matters. (Upon his election, among other things, he appointed an unpopular collector of customs at New York, whereupon the two Senators from New York--Roscoe Conkling and Thomas Platt--resigned their seats.) President Garfield openly declared that whoever controls the supply of currency would control the business and activities of all the people. After only four months in office, President Garfield was shot at a railroad station on July 2, 1881. Another coincidence. John F. Kennedy President John F. Kennedy planned to exterminate the Federal Reserve System. In 1963 he signed Executive Orders EO-11 and EO-110, returning to the government the responsibility to print money, taking that privilege away from the Federal Reserve System.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#10>10 Shortly thereafter, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#11>11 The professional, triangulated fire that executed the President of the United States is not the most shocking issue. The high- level coordination that organized the widespread coverup is manifest evidence of the incredible power of a "hidden government" behind the scenes. (Sound preposterous? Read Kill Zone, by Craig Roberts for an update on the events in Dealey Plaza.) The Trail of Blood Continues In the 70's and 80's, Congressman Larry P. McDonald spearheaded efforts to expose the hidden holdings and intentions of the international money interests. His efforts ended on August 31, 1983, when he was killed when Korean Airlines 007 was "accidentally" shot down in Soviet airspace. A strange coincidence, it would seem. Senator John Heinz and former Senator John Tower had served on powerful Senate banking and finance committees and were outspoken critics of the Federal Reserve and the Eastern Establishment. On April 4, 1991, Senator John Heinz was killed in a plane crash near Philadelphia.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#12>12 On the next day, April 5, 1991, former Senator John Tower was also killed in a plane crash. The coincidences seem to mount.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#13>13 Attempts to just audit the Federal Reserve continue to meet with failure. It is virtually impossible to muster support for any issue that has the benefit of a media blackout.<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#14>14 (The bizarre but tragic reality that the American people suffer from a managed and controlled media is a subject for another discussion.) Beginning of a Series For many years, numerous authors have attempted to sound the alarm that there exists a hidden "shadow government" that actually rules America. Most of us have dismissed these "conspiracy theory" views as extremist and unrealistic. However, when I had the opportunity to have lunch with Otto von Habsburg,<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#15>15 Member of the European Parliament, he made two remarks that caught my attention. The first was: "The ignorance in America is overwhelming." Indeed, the contrast in general awareness of world affairs between the average American and the average European is striking. It was his second observation that really provoked me: "The concentration of power in America is frightening."<http://www.servelec.net/lincoln.htm#16>16 As a reasonably circumspect senior executive, having spent three decades in international finance and viewing America as a broadly based representative democracy, his remark shocked me. It prompted me to do some more homework. The results of my inquiries are most disturbing. Sources: 1. Wardner, James W., The Planned Destruction of America, Longwood Communications, 397 Kingslake Drive, DeBarry, FL, 1994. [IMG]A "must read." 2. Roberts, Craig, Kill Zone, Consolidated Press International, 1994. Fascinating expos, on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Paul, Ron, The Ron Paul Survival Report (a newsletter by a former congressman on monetary issues, personal survival, etc.), P.O. Box 602, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566. (A comprehensive list of similar resources is also included in the notes to <http://www.khouse.org/briefing.html>The Vortex Strategy, Volume 2.) Notes: 1. <http://www.servelec.net/briefing.html>Briefing Packages Iron Mixed with Clay: The Emergent European Suprastate; Mystery of Babylon; Daniel's Seventy Weeks; et al. 2. 2 Corinthians 2:11. 3. Ephesians 6:12. 4. Roberts, Archibald E., Bulletin--Committee to Restore the Constitution, Feb. 1989, p. 6; H.S. Kennan, The Federal Reserve Bank, p. 9; James W. Wardner, The Planned Destruction of America, p. 23. 5. Roberts, Craig, Kill Zone, p. 170. 6. Thomas W. House was the father of "Colonel" Edward Mandell House who later became the key player in the election of Woodrow Wilson and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. 7. Lewis vs. United States, Ninth Circuit Court, Apr. 17, 1982. 8. Roberts, Archibald E., Bulletin--Committee to Restore the Constitution, Feb. 1989, p. 5. 9. Schlesinger Jr., Arthur M., The Age of Jackson, Mentor Books, NY, 1945, p. 6-7. 10. Roberts, Craig, Kill Zone, Typhoon Press, Consolidated Press International, 1994, p. 189. 11. For a current summary of what really happened at Dealey Plaza, read Craig Robert's Kill Zone. 12. Kah, Gary H., En Route to Global Occupation, Huntington House Publishers, Lafayette, LA, 1992, p. 19. 13. ibid., p. 18. 14. ibid., p. 19-20. 15. His father ruled Europe until the end of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in 1918. 16. <http://www.khouse.org/update.html>Personal UPDATE, November 1993, p. 4-8." -- rense.com
"VIDEO: Were The Devastating California Wildfires Caused By Directed-Energy Weapons? By cloverchronicle on November 18, 2018 At around 9:45 PM on Sunday October 8th, 2017, the Tubbs Fire began in Northern California. And by the time the sun came up, over 1,000 homes were destroyed. Videos and photographs show how this so-called forest fire seemed to spare the wild and somehow jumped from house to house. CNN reported that the so-called forest fire jumped to the freeway. Hundreds of photographs show cars with melted trails of aluminum alloys from what must have been an unprecedented amount of power. The average forest fire burns at 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Aluminum alloys will melt at temperatures between 1,200 and 2,000 degrees. But many of these cars were nowhere near a forest fire. Some cars were flipped over. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Credit: Eric Risberg/AP Photo The heat must have been intense. Not only was it able to melt aluminum alloy, but consistently every home that caught fire was leveled to white powdery ash in less than 12 hours. By October 31st, the Tubbs Fire had destroyed 5,643 buildings. PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) was found responsible for 16 of the fires; over $10 billion in damages. All of this while producing $1 billion a year in profits for the Rothschild Investment Group. PG&E warned the public that the fires would not just continue, but will grow larger every season. They warned their investors that future liability will force PG&E into bankruptcy. In June, utility officials told state lawmakers that they needed protection to survive the coming fire season. On August 31st, California state legislature passed a utility bailout bill to protect PG&E, its shareholders and Rothschild Investment. At sunrise on Thursday, November 8th, the Camp Fire wildfire began in California. It has all the same anomalies as the Tubbs Fire and is already twice as devastating. Many people are asking the same question: Is this an attack? In 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Richard Myers admit to the development of directed-energy weapons and microwave technology. In 2017, Lockheed Martin shoots drones out of the sky with an invisible laser beam that burns them from the inside out. The technology exists. The evidence is there. But the motive? Perhaps it can be found in the United Nations Agenda 21 where in certain areas of the country are proposed to be off limits to human use. It just so happens that these strange California fires seem to all be within the proposed “no human use” areas. Credit: EPI New regulations of insurance policies are preventing homeowners from rebuilding. Meanwhile, they claim this is the new normal and are now claiming it is a phenomenon of global warming. One thing is for certain: The governor of California has already assured that the people will pay for all of the damages. (Credit: Infowars)" -- cloverchronicle.com
"VIDEO: Woman Predicted Deadly California Wildfires Back In February, Said Pacific Gas And Electric Would Be Responsible By cloverchronicle on November 16, 2018 A video posted earlier this year on YouTube shows a woman from StopTheCrime.net speaking at a Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting. Almost immediately, she stated the following: “One of the reasons why I was not here for two and half years… I used to be a regular attendee here… but Pacific Gas and Electric was intercepted with a download of documents professing the fact that they were going to be using directed energy weapons, satellite based, on Sonoma County. That has been up on YouTube with the plan to burn up Northern California.” “We discovered that Pacific Gas and Electric is operated by and large by Rothschild. Rothschild owns Weather Central and also has a large hand in weather modification, globally. And it’s so sad to be here today because I have family members that lost homes and I live in a county that I call home… that is being literally overrun by a power that has not yet been discussed.” “And I’m horrified and sad to be here right now. Very sad. But the plan to burn up Northern California was real. It was your first early warning. And there were emails that were sent to other government officials… (they) knew about this. And I would ask you please to watch the YouTube (video). Listen to it, because the second plan of burning up Northern California hasn’t yet happened. But it will. It will happen.” Watch the video below: Interestingly enough, an anonymous image board user also mentioned PG&E, along with some other details, in a couple of their posts: “The Camp Fire was a pre-planned event! I saw activity in the community of Paradise that gave me the sinking feeling that something was going to occur. I even told my daughter the week previous that something was going to happen. Capstone company needs to be completely investigated. I was told they were contracted by PG&E and working in the area for a couple of weeks previous to the event. I saw strange things during the fire being done by this company. Certain houses surrounded by fire trucks as up the street people burned alive in their cars. On top of that the town of Paradise turned the water off which prevented firemen from doing their jobs. The 3rd day Cal Fire called and demanded the water be turned back on. Many years ago we discovered that approx 75% of the hydrants in our town are blank. They are not connected to any water source at all. I lost everything I own to this fire. Most of the town did. Many people lost their lives trying to escape. I have lived in this town since 84 and have seen some of the worst fire seasons on record. This was not a regular fire. The wind was NOT blowing like they claim except in the vicinity of the fire itself. There are roads with every house burnt to the ground but garbage cans standing perfectly untouched in the street between the burnt houses. In the weeks before many of the retirement and convalescent homes had evacuation drills and made sure that each person had a bag packed with 3 days worth of clothes and meds which stayed packed and ready after the drill. There is so much more to share, but there is no one here trustworthy to talk to.”“My thoughts on why… All of the California communities burned this year are for the most part Republicans. Between Camp fire and the Carr fire there are now 1000s of displaced voters. And the gold… The town of Paradise is literally on a mountain of un-mined gold. People have avoided selling property for generations to pass it down to family and not have the town destroyed. I would bet the last dollar in my pocket that there will be a few contractors come through to purchase as much property as possible at this point. I need help and I am absolutely willing to doxx myself to the f**king world. I drove through fire to save my grandchildren’s lives and I will go to whatever length I have to find the answer to who and why they did this to my community.”" -- cloverchronicles.com
"Meet The Remaining Heirs Of The Legendary Rothschild Dynasty...When the Rothschilds last made headlines, Nat was suing a British newspaper for libel in connection with a trip he took to a Russian sauna with an oligarch and a British lord. A family that has defined several eras of financial history, and has established institutions and residency across Europe needs no introduction. But Nat is far from the only scion of the famous banking family who pops in and out of the headlines. We've pulled together the current exploits of the far-flung, and at this point distantly-related, family members. Nathaniel 'Nat' Rothschild...Current whereabouts and activity: Besides the whole sauna situation, Nat was co-chairman of the hedge fund Atticus Capital from 1996 until it ceased activity in 2009. He now lives in Switzerland a majority of the time and runs JNR Limited, an advisory business focused on emerging markets natural resources transactions. He is co-chair of Bumi Plc, an Indonesian mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was also reported to be friends with Muammar Qaddafi's son Saif. Lineage: The youngest of four children and only son of Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild and Serena Mary Dunn." -- businessinsider.com Ben Walsh Feb. 7, 2012, 9:13 AM
"The richest Rothschild of them all...By Zoe Brennan. Nat Rothschild is at the centre of a political storm after alleging Shadow Tory Chancellor George Osborne solicited a donation from a Russian oligarch. Party boy: Nat Rothschild has shed his wild side to earn a fortune. As the young man spoke, silence descended. Gathered around the table at this high-powered lunch in central London earlier this month were the elite of the British business world. Marcus Agius, chairman of Barclays bank, Sir David Arculus of the O2 telecoms giant, and Ian Davis, the global managing director of McKinsey consulting company, put down their knives and forks to listen. The unassuming man - 20 years younger than the assembled company - delivered a considered and incisive view of global markets with a gravitas that belied his youth. One witness says: "It was incredibly impressive. He waited for his moment, and then came across as calculating and powerful. I think everyone was taken by surprise. "I found it impossible to square what I knew of his previous wild-child existence with the man who sat before us." The man in question was Nat Rothschild - the 35-year-old scion of the wealthy banking dynasty, one-time black sheep of the family, and now a rising star in his own right. Earlier this month, the New York Times highlighted his extraordinary metamorphosis from playboy to hedge fund prince, and tipped him as "a kingmaker in his own right, and an investor who some say may become the richest Rothschild of them all". An extravagant assertion - but not without some plausibility. Rich-list compiler Philip Beresford says: "He has been on my radar for some time. He jets around the world empire-building, keeping in touch with his deals via the latest satellite communications. He has the years on his side and the right connections. "What he needs is one of those historic opportunities like the ones seized by his ancestors. If he gets that golden moment, he could be the richest one of his generation." Nat is in line to become the fifth Baron Rothschild and inherit around £500million from his banker father. But now, thanks to a complicated web of private equity investments in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe, and his partnership in Atticus Capital, a hugely successful £7billion hedge fund, Nat is set to exceed the fortune he will be bequeathed with his own earnings. His wealth has been accrued in his role as the adviser to Oleg Deripaska, one of the richest oligarchs in Russia and the owner of the aluminum giant Rusal, which recently merged with two other companies to create the world's largest aluminum company. And, although discreet in his business deals, privately he lives the life one would associate with a Rothschild. His best friend is Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, and he is currently rumoured to be dating the young film actress Natalie Portman. An accomplished skier, his principal residence is in Klosters, Switzerland, and he uses his Gulfstream jet to travel between his other homes in Paris, Moscow, London, New York and Greece. Nat is a generous and gregarious host, who lavishes his guests with vintage champagne and wine from the Rothschild vineyards - but he no longer raises a glass himself: that would be to lapse into the libertine existence he has left behind. For his rise is all the more noteworthy given the fact that it once appeared that Nat Rothschild - sadly like several of the dynasty before him - was self-destructing. In 1996, one of Nat Rothschild's cousins, Amschel, hanged himself at the age of 41. He had just been asked to fill a leading position in the family bank in London. Four years later, another cousin, Raphael de Rothschild, died in Manhattan from a heroin overdose. He was just 23. For some years it appeared that Nat Rothschild, too, would follow in their blighted footsteps. From an early age, he appeared an unlikely dealmaker. A contemporary at Eton remembers him as "a rather scruffy and unpredictable boy with a rebellious streak, who you would never have tipped to make a big success of his life". At one stage during his Eton career, Rothschild was sent to live with a master, in a vain attempt to rein him in. The friend says: "He seemed the classic example of a boy born into huge privilege, weighed down with parental expectations, but who resisted any type of conformism and resented authority." He adds: "To be honest, aside from his name, he's the last person I would have expected to end up running his own hedge fund - but then perhaps that's what's made him so successful. He has a willingness to take risks, to seek out the extreme, to act impetuously." While at Oxford, Rothschild soon became infamous for his excesses. He was a member of the notorious Bullingdon Club, the debauched all-male drinking society with a reputation for drug-taking and wanton vandalism, which counts David Cameron among its former members. Indeed, Rothschild once pushed a portable toilet down a steep hill - with a friend still inside. An Oxford friend remembers: "We were at Wadham together. Nat was rarely out of black tie, he would drink and party through the night, and then sleep through the day in his formal suit, much to the dismay of his history tutors. "He's not blessed in the looks department, he's got carrot-red hair and freckles. But Nat is very charming and has a penchant for fast cars. "At college, he was known as a babe magnet - at parties, the beautiful girls would flock to him like bees to honey. That's what the name Rothschild does for you. Women seem to find it a very powerful aphrodisiac." Favoured girls would be asked back to his father Jacob's lavish country estate, where the young lothario reputedly slashed their car tyres so that he might detain them long enough to seduce them. An escort girl recently claimed that in 1994, Rothschild asked her to supply drugs and strippers to a party at the Rothschild stately home, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, which is now run by the National Trust. She said: "They were very precise in what they wanted - three slim black girls in stockings, suspenders and high heels. They also wanted the girls to do extras." When Nat embarked on a romance with Kate Moss's friend, model Annabelle Neilson, his family must have cast a jaded eye over his latest choice, whom he had met on a beach in India. They were even more horrified when, aged just 23, he eloped with her to Las Vegas, and married her. "It was a huge shock to Jacob and his wife, Lady Serena," says a close family friend. "They expected him to date models and sow his wild oats - but marrying Annabelle was incredibly impetuous and obviously against the advice of the family lawyers. They were just appalled. "The girl's party trick was to climb onto the dining table in her tiny dress and stilettos and dance amid the crystal and silver. Rather vulgar, I'm afraid. Nat's parents predicted it would end in tears, and it did." For a while, the couple appeared to live a gilded life, gracing the pages of glossy magazines - partying in Cannes with friends such as supermodel Elle Macpherson, designer Alexander McQueen, and "It" girl Tamara Beckwith, or sunning themselves in the Caribbean. After just three years of partying - and cataclysmic rows - the couple divorced and Neilson reportedly received a generous financial settlement in return for rescinding the dynastic name and signing a confidentiality agreement. At that moment, alone in New York and, according to friends, "a mess", Rothschild took stock of his hitherto aimless society life. Those close to him say that he suddenly found something repellent in his lifestyle. He decided to turn his back on partying and step up to his name. To that end, he joined the merchant bank Lazards in London and then moved to New York. There Nat met Timothy Barakett, a young investor who was trying to raise money for Atticus, his new hedge fund (basically, a private investment fund open only to selected individuals and following a complex investment strategy). He asked Barakett for a job, but was turned down. The men stayed in touch, though, and two years later, Barakett took Rothschild on, giving him the title of director of business development - a position in which he was, of course, able to open doors for his partner. At the time, they were Atticus's only two employees. But not for long. Since its inception, the fund has grown an incredible 30 per cent a year and now has £7billion under its management. Success has brought huge rewards: in 2005, Rothschild was paid just over £40million. According to insiders, he made even more than that last year. "He has had an incredible evolution, and he has done it on his own,"Barakett told the New York Times. "It's not about family connections. He has a knack for identifying talented people and interesting investments." Those close to Rothschild believe he is haunted by the desire to live up to his father Jacob's accomplishments, and is determined to enhance the family name. He has recently joined his father in a business venture, JNR, which invests in Russian companies. There is a plan to float it on the London Stock Exchange next year, with some valuations approaching £2billion, making Nat's share worth £300million. Like many Rothschilds before him, he is an avid collector of contemporary art - one of his favourite pieces being a life-sized canvas of a decapitated bikini-clad woman by the British artist Julian Opie. When on business in America, he lives in a breathtaking, minimalist Manhattan town house, which is about to be featured in Men's Vogue. The property is littered with giant flat-screen TVs and expensive boys' toys, with lacquered sliding panels hiding any mess. Modernistic touch screens control the music, heat and televisions, and an outdoor shower graces the rooftop terrace. Only the wine cellar betrays his old-money heritage, with the family connections to Chateau Mouton and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Some 670-odd backlit bottles are cradled inside a series of top- of-the-range glass- doored refrigerators, jeroboams of Pierre-Jouet champagne jostling for space with the finest vintages from Bordeaux. David Chipperfield, his architect, says: "Normally you build a house around somebody, around that person's rituals. But Nat isn't a person who necessarily stays in the house that much. His life is much more eccentric, much more erratic." In fact, he rarely spends more than four days in the same place, flying in his elaborately equipped private jet from Siberia, to Switzerland via Greece, to New York - but always retaining a link to Britain. Indeed, the dramatic centrepiece staircase of his five-storey New York house is fashioned out of English oak, while outside - rather incongruously - is a traditional moss-covered English country house garden. There is only one thing missing, of course: a wife to share in his success. After his disastrous marriage, Nat has shunned any long-term commitment, but he has reportedly had flings with Jonathan Aitken's daughter, Petrina Khashoggi, and Ivanka Trump, and is now seeing 25-year-old Natalie Portman - who is about to star as Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl - taking her on a discreet date to Wiltons restaurant in St James's. Just how has it suddenly gone so right? A friend from Rothschild's early days says: "It seemed that he suddenly discovered a way to harness his rebellious streak to his advantage, and he was off like a rocket. "The next thing you know, he's got his own private jet and is a master of the corporate universe. "It's as if he just can't help making money."" -- dailymail.co.uk
Just see how swindled wealth gets zionists treated like royalty.
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2019.07.08 16:34 killa5abi Street Kings (2008)

Screenplay Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Movie Time: 109 minutes
1. INCITING INCIDENT
After Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) breaks the rules to kill a houseful of Korean gangsters in order to save two missing girls who were imprisoned there, he is congratulated by his Captain Jack Wander (Forest Whitaker) and the rest of the VICE squad but is confronted by his former partner, Terrence Washington (Terry Crews), who despises the corruption within Wander’s unit. Ludlow then goes to the hospital to tend to his wounds, where he meets James Biggs, Captain of Internal Affairs, who gives Ludlow his card, offering to help in cryptic fashion. (00:14:46)
2. LOCK IN (End of Act One)
After being informed by Wander that Washington has snitched on Ludlow, which explains Biggs’ hospital visit, Ludlow follows Washington to a convenience store to confront him, but two masked men with machine guns enter and gun Washington down. But the store’s security video could implicate Ludlow in Washington’s murder because one bullet from Ludlow’s gun also hits Washington. Wander encourages Ludlow to steal the video to cover it up. Ludlow complies. (00:28:27)
3. FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)
Wander informs Ludlow to lie low and let the whole Washington thing blow over as DNA of two criminals known as Fremont and Coates were found at the scene as well as drugs in Washington’s car and 50K on his person. Everything points to Washington being corrupt cop who was stealing drugs form the department’s evidence room and was killed over a bad deal, but still something seems fishy to Ludlow, and against his captain’s orders, Ludlow teams up with Detective Paul “Disco” Diskant (Chris Evans) to pursue the case in further. (00:50:00)
4. MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)
Ludlow and Disco, posing as corrupt cops, set up a meeting with two criminals masquerading as Fremont (Cle Sloan) and Coates (Common), but the meeting goes bad when they recognize Ludlow from the convenience store. A gunfight erupts, and Coates, Fremont, and Disco are all killed. Ludlow escapes to his girlfriend Grace’s (Martha Higareda) house, where Det. Santos (Amaury Nolasco) and Det. Demille (John Corbett), two officers from his unit, break in and capture him. (1:25:00)
5. THIRD ACT TWIST
After escaping from Santos and Demille (killing them both) and knocking out the final member of their unit Det. Clady (Jay Mohr) and locking him in the trunk, Ludlow goes to Wander’s house, asking Wander if he can “fix it.” Wander texts Clady for help, but Ludlow secretly has Clady’s phone, and when the text is sent, he reads the message from Wander: “He’s here. Kill him. King’s X.” Ludlow now knows that Wander has been the mastermind behind everything. (1:33:36)
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2019.05.05 19:41 Dolly1710 List of loose ends still to be tied

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2018.04.15 18:53 Chef_BoyarDevo Write up for Redskins Mock Draft

Not too long ago I posted a short blip of a mock draft myself and a few other guys from the sub participated in with the picks we decided would best help the team moving forward. I mentioned that I would have a more in depth write up to give specific reasoning behind each and every pick, as well as each trade. I hope this can clear up any thoughts as to why we made certain picks.
Washington Redskins 2018 Mock Draft
Pre-Draft Plan:
Entering the draft there were a few clear cut positions that needed to be addressed in the draft - DT, G, RB, CB, S. Aside from addressing positions of need it was also my top priority as GM to find a way to recover a 3rd round pick after trading it as part of the deal to bring in Alex Smith. In what round we wanted to take specific prospects for these positions of need was never established because if there were guys that we really liked we would have definitely taken them if they fell to our pick. For example, Derwin James was a player all our assistants as well as myself would have absolutely taken if he fell to 13; but he didn’t so that made our decision a little easier in the 1st round to select Vita Vea to address our need at DT with a great prospect. Never did we consider just drafting by BPA because you’ll never fill the holes you need to make your team better, especially in later rounds when guys usually aren’t talented enough to make an immediate impact. Overall, the plan and positions we needed to address were clear cut. With that being said, let’s get to the picks!
Round 1(13): Vita Vea, DT, Washington
For years the Skins have tried to address the NT position and failed one free agent signing at a time. From Terrance Knighton to Ziggy Hood, the Redskins run defense has remained porous no matter who they plug in at the position. While the defensive line did have flashes last year with Jon Allen, Matt Ioannidis (better know as “Matty Greek”), and Anthony Lanier all showing potential, injuries hampered the defense into submission by the end of the season.
Enter Vita Vea. The mammoth 6’ 4 347 pound defensive tackle from Washington is the nose tackle the Washington Redskins have been yearning for years. Widely considered the best interior defensive lineman this draft, he would give the Skins the instant boost they need to improve their last-ranked run defense from 2017. Still considered a raw prospect and needing some improvement on his technique, I believe Jim Tomsula will be an amazing defensive line coach to mentor him. While he may not be providing a lot of pressure on passing downs, Vea is still great at collapsing the pocket and his brute strength and ability to clogs holes in the run game will be of great value. Not to mention if Vea is able to draw double teams he will give a lot more room for guys like Jon Allen, Ryan, Kerrigan, Preston Smith, and Matty Greek to rush the passer and stop the run.
Round 2(63) traded down with NE from 44 for 63, 95, and 201 Austin Corbett, G, Nevada
This pick in the 2nd round was the toughest pick of the draft by far for me as the acting GM. Finding a way to get back into the 3rd round was a high on the priority list and this was the last round to do so without forfeiting any picks in this years draft or next years. Being able to find a draft partner before the draft even began was a huge asset and definitely helped in this situation. New England was looking to trade up for Lauletta and offered their 63, 95 (getting us back into the 3rd round), and 201 picks to move up to 44. Initially they only offered the 63 and 95 picks but since there were players we liked on the board we asked for an additional 6th round pick (201) to sweeten the deal. When it came down to picking a player it was between Corbett and Nick Chubb; both of whom play positions we need to improve upon. Now as GM I have to think about what players fill voids that are of need on the roster and who I think can have a prosperous career in the NFL. In my opinion, I think getting a new starting left guard that can have an impact on the Washington Redskins was a lot more important than a running back that would essentially be thrust into a RBBC (running back by committee) role with Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson, and Rob Kelley all still on the roster.
That being said, over the past couple seasons the Redskins offensive line has generally been one of, if not their strongest unit as a whole. After the 2017 when the starters missed a combined 24 games and guys like Spencer Long and Shawn Lauvao entering free agency, it’s clear the Skins will be needing fresh legs to step in at left guard. Corbett played left tackle at Nevada (this could be useful experience for him if Trent WIlliams or Morgan Moses were to get banged up) but he is projected to be moved inside to the guard position and his high level of football IQ could even see him be used at center. Across the board Corbett checks all the boxes as an O lineman. He’s effective in run and pass blocking and has excellent footwork that prevents him from getting beaten by quick, edge rushers. Corbett’s biggest concern heading into the NFL will be his conversion from tackle to guard and how he will be able to handle stronger interior defensive lineman. If this mock were to come true he’d be getting plenty of practice with his first round counterpart Vita Vea in OTA’s and training camp to get him ready. Overall, Corbett would be an immediate starter on the Skins offensive line that includes perennial all-pros Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff as well as stud right tackle Morgan Moses and newcomer Chase Roullier at center.
Round 3(95): Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
Montae Nicholson could very well be the safety of the future for the Redskins, but he hasn’t shown that he’s been able to stay healthy with his aggressive style of play. Both DJ Swearinger and Nicholson are physical safeties that like to make the big hit and are capable of supporting the run defense, however both had their moments struggling with pass defense. I think Watts has amazing potential to be a great safety in the NFL if he can improve his tackling and to not play for the “big play” so much which can get him in trouble. There’s no doubt he has the athletic ability to play in the NFL, but he I don’t see him covering tight ends particularly well. However, I do think he has the ability to cover slot guys as well as covering receivers in the middle and deep down the field due to his great leaping ability, pedal, and twitchy reflexes. Watts also has amazing football instincts and ball skills which can contribute to himself getting in trouble at times since he likes to gamble in coverage. This was a relatively wasn’t a hard pick because I truly thought he was the best player on the board and he filled a need in getting a playmaking, ball-hawking safety that has great coverage abilities.
Round 4(109): John Kelly, RB, Tennessee
Kelly has an undeniable ability to make guys miss and breaking tackles despite standing only 5’ 9. The Tennessee product also has upside as a running back that can be utilized on passing downs with his crisp route running and reliable hands that could be a matchup nightmare for linebackers that can’t be relied upon in coverage. With Chris Thompson being injury prone, Kelly could be a relied upon on third downs and passing sets if Thompson were to be injured or to create a mismatch coming out of the backfield for linebackers. Apart from Kelly’s ability to catch the ball, it’s also a treat to watch him run with the ball which gives him to chance to become the starting running back for the Redskins if he were to impress in the training camp in the preseason. Kelly’s tape will show that he’s a tough, physical runner that is capable to shed arm tackles and is not afraid to try and run over a defender to gain an extra few yards after contact. While he doesn’t have the “home run” speed to breakaway from the second level defenders he often uses a great cutback move that can make defenders miss. Ultimately I wouldn’t see him taking up a large percentage of the carries and if he were to be named the starter I would think the Redskins would establish a RBBC and utilize their backs on specific downs and situations to create match up problems out of the backfield. 
Round 5(142): Parry Nickerson
With the Redskins packaging Kendall Fuller in the trade to get Alex Smith, the Skins will be needing a new slot corner. We hope that Orlando Scandrick can fill the void, inking a 2 year deal worth up to $10 million., but there’s no chance our front office should be considering him as a long term solution at the position. 
After missing out on Duke Dawson in the 4th round, I was ecstatic that our next cornerback on the board fell to us in the 5th round. Though he doesn’t play to quite the competition that some of the other cornerbacks that went before him in the class do, Nickerson arguably has the best ball skills out of any cornerback this class. In addition, he tied for the fastest 40 yard dash time, running a 4.32. Nickerson has a wiry frame so he could struggle with bigger, more physical receivers, this will likely result in him moving inside to cover the slot position. Despite his frame, Nickerson has many attributes you look for in a great cornerback at the next level. Those include being able to play without over the top help due to his speed and high pointing ability, top notch ball skills, loose hips that allow him to mirror receivers, can play both off-man and press, and great football instincts that allow him to react accordingly to passes. I really think this was a steal at this spot in the draft and can’t wait to see how Nickerson can impact a team in the NFL.
Round 5(163): Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech
With Jamison Crowder’s rookie deal coming to a close after the 2018 season, the Redskins could be looking for anew slot receiver to fill his role. I’m a huge Crowder fan, but after taking a step back last year and coughing the ball up a total of 6 times there needs to be some competition in place for him to strive to be the slot receiver we Redskins fans know he can be. That being said, Coutee could easily step in as the new return man for the Skins so Crowder doesn’t have to handle return duties as well as stepping in as the WR4 on the depth chart. Coutee has the potential to be a unique slot receiver that has the speed to blow the top off of defenses. In order for him to do that he’ll need to improve is route running instead of relying solely on his speed. He’ll also need to get stronger and tougher both mentally and physically if he wants to thrive with the rigors of playing in the NFL. The talent is there and he has the athleticism and speed to become a lethal weapon on the football field, being 5’ 11, running a 4.43, and having a 34.5 vertical, Coutee has the attributes to be a highlight reel type of receiver. If Crowder and him were to be on the field at the same time - along with speed demon Paul Richardson attracting safety help - Josh Doctson’s production could reach the potential Redskins fans have been waiting for and have seen flashes of last season.
Trading picks 201, 205, 231, and 241 to Miami for a 2019 4th and 7th round pick. I really feel as if this trade was a steal for us. I understand that as a mock draft we should explore player in each and every round, and even though the trades were hypothetical, that if this trade were to present itself than it would be impossible to pass up. Once you’re looking at the later round picks, you’re really looking at depth guys and special teams players; if they’re lucky. To get a 4th round picks means we could potentially add another starter or eventual starter to our roster for the 2019 season. With as many compensation picks that we’re receiving next year we could always parlay those picks we added into moving up in the draft to better our position for players we believe are worth trading up for. This was essentially my thought process behind the whole trade; one in which we believe we came out on top of.
Conclusion All in all, I had a really fun time being the GM of my favorite team. I think that each and every pick would have the chance to step in and be a starter for this team the moment they walked in the door. I can genuinely see Vita Vea and Austin Corbett making a great impact on the Redskins roster and helping us win games off the bat. To make things better, we fulfilled a goal of ours for our pre-draft plan by adding a 3rd round pick without having to trade, or trade away any future picks. In addition we were able to gather a future 4th and 7th round pick to increase our draft capital in 2019. Overall, it was a great experience and I learned a lot about what it means to not only operate as a general manager (in the smallest of sample sizes) but also what it takes to analyze and breakdown film of future draft prospects looking to enter the National Football League.
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2018.03.17 21:10 The_Anus_explorer Three round mock draft w/ explanations for every single pick!

So to preface, this is the first mock I’ve ever posted on here. I’ve been working on this for a few months and just constantly updating it as new information has released and as I’ve gotten to watch more tape. I did a shit ton of research but keep in mind, not every pick will be perfect for your team but I did the best I could drilling down into the needs and corresponding value. Any feedback or criticism would be great! Anyways, enjoy!
1. Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold: This would be the best of both worlds for the Browns. They get a guy who needs a little more development and has a high ceiling but isn’t as risky as Josh Allen. Tyrod can be a stopgap until they decide Sam is ready. Darnold has an innate ability to rally a team from behind and all reports surrounding his character are glowing. He has a plus arm and according to Nike's Senior Director of Performance, Ryan Flaherty, he’s improved his mechanics this offseason and has unlocked some untapped arm strength. I think he will be the one to help turn this franchise around.
2. New York Giants - Saquon Barkley: While tempting to slot a quarterback here, the recent signing of Nate Solder gave me the suspicion that the Giants are in the mindset that they can win now and want to make one last run with Eli. Drafting a possibly elite running back could take a ton of pressure off of Manning and their very good defense and possibly lead to a playoff run. Darkwa and Stewart could relieve the rookie and keep him fresh late into the year.
3. New York Jets (Trade 6, 37, 49 and a 2019 second rounder to Colts for 3 overall) - Josh Rosen: The Jets give up a ton to move up to 3 Overall and the selection has to be the safest quarterback still available. Rosen will be given time to learn behind whoever is starting in New York and should develop into one better quarterbacks in recent memory.
4. Cleveland Browns - Denzel Ward: More reinforcements for the secondary for Cleveland, as Denzel Ward stays in Ohio and becomes the best corner on the roster. His size is a little bit of a concern, but that can be fixed with an NFL weight training program. He does play bigger than he’s listed and being a true corner gets him chosen over the more versatile Minkah Fitzpatrick.
5. Denver Broncos - Josh Allen: Josh Allen may scare Denver fans due to the Paxton Lynch experiment gone wrong, but Allen is a significantly better prospect. With the signing of Keenum, this makes even more sense, as Allen can develop. Quentin Nelson is a possibility here but I think with only a two year contract, Keenum is just in Denver to hold down the fort. Some scouts have compared some things in Allen’s game to Elway, maybe Elway will see himself as well.
6. Indianapolis Colts - Bradley Chubb: The winners of the draft trade down and still get their guy. Chubb is a day one starter that is going to be an excellent player who can provide immediate 10 sack production. This spot is also a spot where the Colts can move down to address even more of their needs.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Harold Landry: The dream of getting Bradley Chubb died for the Bucs as soon as the Jets traded up. Harold Landry is a nice consolation prize. He isn’t an amazing scheme fit but Tampa runs some hybrid 3-4 and Landry is talented enough to make it work anyways. He’ll solidify the edge and give Tampa the pass rush they’ve been lacking. He’s also a better run defender than he gets credit for.
8. Chicago Bears - Quenton Nelson: Finally, after a busy offseason, the Bears faithful can stop seeing Calvin Ridley mocked to them at 8 overall and instead get the best lineman in the draft. Howard and Cohen become that much more potent with someone like Nelson in front of them.
9. San Fransisco 49ers - Tremaine Edmunds: Harold Landry would have been the preferred option here, but San Fransisco still gets a dynamic playmaker who can provide pressure and solidify their run defense at the same time.
10. Oakland Raiders - Minkah Fitzpatrick: Gruden gets a new toy to start at cornerback and deploy all over the place. I personally believe Minkah can play outside corner but even if he ends up being an excellent slot player, he’ll prove his worth in Oakland as the Raiders have a premium talent fall to them.
11. Miami Dolphins - Roquan Smith: I love Roquan Smith for the Dolphins. He can flat out fly and he came in bigger than expected. He could be deployed all over the place and with another elite athlete in Raekwon McMillan, can usher in a new era of defense for the Dolphins.
12. Buffalo Bills - Baker Mayfield: The Bills cannot go into the season with AJ McCarron as their only potential QB and they can’t let Mayfield get past this pick. The trade made by the Jets benefits the Bills because they get an incredibly accomplished quarterback with a ton of upside and keep their draft capital.
13. Washington Redskins - Vita Vea: This selection came down to choosing between Vita Vea or Derwin James, and I ended up going with Vea in the end. I like Derwin James but I’m of the opinion that within two years, Vea should end up being a top 5 defensive tackle. I love his game and his athleticism for his size and a pick like this instantly improves your run defense and makes your linebackers that much better. With Zach Brown staying in Washington, the Redskins look to be hard to run against in 2018.
14. Green Bay Packers - Josh Jackson: Harold Landry is the pick here if he falls, but Jackson is an excellent consolation prize. Now I know exactly what Packers fans are thinking here. “He is a zone corner, and he can’t press.” Well I’m inclined to agree with you. Josh Jackson is not a good press corner... yet. So in comparing him to Kevin King, who is a solid press man corner, I’ve noticed that his arms are three quarters of an inch longer than that of last year’s second round pick, measuring out at 32.75. Now with arms that much longer, Jackson pounded out 18 reps on the bench press, as opposed to Kevin King’s 11. I know I’m just throwing numbers out there but these two measurements are directly correlated to being able to press, and Jackson has shown functional upper body strength and under the right coaching, will be able to work on his technique. He also possesses ball skills that might actually be harder to develop than everything I previously mentioned. I understand the concerns about his long speed, but my comparison for Jackson is actually Josh Norman, who faced the same question coming out. While Jackson may not be as refined in man coverage as Norman was, he’s certainly a better athlete than Norman was during his draft process. Jackson would immediately slide in opposite Kevin King and give Green Bay two long corners with press upside. Green Bay is going to trust their secondary coaches to help get Jackson up to speed, and they’ll be well rewarded for it.
15. Arizona Cardinals - Lamar Jackson: I have a hard time believing Arizona is content to move into the future with only Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon. Lamar Jackson is a high upside project that can be a dynamic playmaker if given a little bit of time to develop. Sliding to 15 means Arizona can get their guy and not have to lose any draft capital to do it. Offensive line or corner is always a possibility here, but a quarterback for the long term is the better choice.
16. Baltimore Ravens - DJ Moore: The Ravens have had quite the strange offseason. John Brown was a good signing in my opinion and the Ryan Grant debacle kind of saved the Ravens from overpaying. They signed Michael Crabtree, but I still believe the wide receiver position needs another body and DJ Moore is my WR1 this year. He can play outside or in the slot and he has the size to beat press and take hits over the middle. I love everything about his game and he reminds me a little of Torry Holt or Chris Godwin. If he can emulate the production of the former or the promise of the latter, he’ll be in great shape in Baltimore.
17. Los Angeles Chargers - Da’ron Payne: While Vita Vea is the easy choice assuming he’s available, the Chargers will be just fine taking Payne at 17 overall. I believe that the Chargers are the favorite to win the division as it stands, as every other team in the AFC West is transitioning in some way, and improving their run defense needs to be their biggest priority. Payne can step in right away and develop into a good pass rusher for a very talented front seven.
18. Tennessee Titans (Trade 25, 89, and 125 overall to Seattle for 18 and 169) - Marcus Davenport: This might be the spiciest trade of the first round, so don’t hate me, Titans fans. Seattle desperately needs more draft capital and Tennessee needs more pass rush, so this makes sense. The Cowboys, Lions, Bills, Rams and Panthers all should have pass rusher pretty high on their boards. Three of those five teams (Panthers, Lions, Cowboys) have their most productive edge rushers only under contract for one more year, respectively, so the Titans need to jump these teams if they want to secure the third best EDGE on the board. Davenport is raw, but his ceiling is immense. Mike Vrabel is already making a splash on this defense and grabbing Davenport to rotate with and eventually replace either Morgan or Orakpo is a great move.
19. Dallas Cowboys - Derwin James: Dallas gets jumped by the Titans but I don’t think they mind as Derwin James falls into their lap. There’s precedence for a top 10 overall prospect falling because he plays a position that isn’t quite as integral as the others (See: OJ Howard) and James is the next in line. He can line up all over the place and combined with one of the best (and most underrated) linebackers in the league in Sean Lee and the promising Jaylon Smith, getting to the second level as a runner against Dallas is not going to be easy or fun.
20. Detroit Lions - Taven Bryan: After fortifying their linebackers and secondary this offseason, interior defensive line and edge rush are their probable priorities. Maurice Hurst being completely cleared would make me slot him here instead, but the situation hasn’t developed enough for me to confidently place him here, so the Lions grab Taven Bryan. Next to the excellent run stuffer, A’Shawn Robinson, Bryan would be part two of a lethal interior line and be get after NFC north quarterbacks in a division that’s stacking up to possibly be one of the best in football. Offensive line is always an option as the Lions need to get more push in the run game, but I don’t really care for this class and I believe Bryan is the best option.
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Leighton Vander Esch: After trading down and getting Cordy Glenn from their friends in Buffalo, and losing their shot at Roquan Smith, the Bengals have the luxury of selecting a Vander Esch without reaching, all the while still improving their offense line with Glenn. Vander Esch still has so much room to grow and could eventually be better than Burfict, without the tremendous headache he provides.
22. Buffalo Bills - Rashan Evans: The Bills try their luck with another Alabama linebacker, and with the addition of Star Lotulelei up front, the Bills run defense should be significantly improved.
23. Los Angeles Rams - Sam Hubbard: From one talented defensive line to another, Sam Hubbard would start right away for the Rams and this team’s defense would be one of the top units in the league. Has enough athleticism to rush from one point stance. Some would argue he’s a better run stopper than Bradley Chubb, and he offers pass rush production as well. He projects be a very balanced edge rusher and I could see him being an 8-10 sack guy for the foreseeable future.
24. Carolina Panthers - Jaire Alexander: Carolina needs another corner after the Breeland debacle, and Alexander comes at a fantastic value. They could take a long look at Justin Reid here as well, but safety can always be addressed later.
25. Seattle Seahawks - Connor Williams: Carlton Davis was almost the choice here, but I ended up going with a need they’ve had for some time. Another case of the 2016 tape being the tape to look at, Williams would be an excellent value at 25 overall. He may not be the best pure tackle or guard available, but his versatility to do both and underrated athleticism play into why I have the Seahawks choosing him at 25. This team seems like it perpetually needs line help and Williams will be able to do it from multiple spots.
26. Atlanta Falcons - Harrison Phillips: While not the sexiest pick in the world, the Falcons immediately give the stellar Grady Jarrett a partner in crime. Phillips is versatile enough to play 1 or 3 technique and showcased better-than-expected athleticism at the combine. He was insanely productive at Stanford and as long as he works on his technique, he should end up being a quality interior defender.
27. New Orleans Saints - Calvin Ridley: This pick actually hurts to make because I believe Ridley is going to be a problem. While New Orleans also needs interior defensive line help, Hurst has question marks and all of the top guys are off the board already. At this point, Ridley is a steal. He performed below average at the combine which is a concern but he has more than enough athleticism to survive in the NFL. He is a refined route runner and is ready to step in day one and make an impact for this franchise. He can play X, Y, and in the slot, no problem. New Orleans is primed for a super bowl run and grabbing one more weapon for Brees could put them over the top. Sutton is an option but needs more time to develop, so I went with the more pro-ready option who will contribute on day one.
28. Pittsburgh Steelers - Justin Reid: Reid fills a huge hole for a Steelers secondary. He’s an impressive athlete and should be starting day one. Vander Esch or Evans would have been preferable, but Pittsburgh still covers another need here.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars - Will Hernandez: This was a tough choice because Courtland Sutton was still on the board but I ended up choosing the option that bolsters the run game, which is the most important aspect of the Jaguars offense. Norwell, Linder and Hernandez should be the best interior line in the NFL and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they lead the league in rushing and ended up winning the AFC south.
30. Minnesota Vikings - Isiah Wynn: Maurice Hurst is an option here, but there’s still questions about his medical issues. Wynn starts at guard week one and moves bodies around for this Vikings offense and Dalvin Cook has a much easier second season.
31. New England Patriots - Mike Hughes: Trading down to get Mike McGlinchey, Kolton Williams, or Brian O’Neill was a possibility here, but ultimately Hughes ends up coming to New England to replace Butler. Hughes would fit in next to Gilmore and Jason McCourty and solidify a secondary that was roasted by Nick Foles. Pass rush is also an option at 31 overall, but with Adrian Clayborn coming into town, Hughes provides a better value over the best pass rushers still on the board.
32. Philadelphia Eagles - Brian O’Neill: This is a luxury pick for the most stacked team in the NFL. O’Neill is an exceptional athlete and classic zone blocking tackle who needs to develop his technique but will get that chance behind one of the most accomplished tackles in Jason Peters. O’Neill and Lane Johnson would eventually form the most athletic tackle tandem the league has seen in some time and Philly wouldn’t miss a beat when Peters eventually moves on from football.
ROUND 2
1 (33). Cleveland Browns - Mike McGlinchey: With the addition of Carlos Hyde, the somewhat cliche Derrius Guice pick at 33 overall dies, and the Browns solidify their line with the tackle from Notre Dame. He has impressive length which helps compensate for his lack of elite athleticism. He has large shoes to fill after the departure of Joe Thomas, but his floor should be a solid NFL tackle in a class that doesn’t really get me very excited.
2 (34). New York Giants - Maurice Hurst: Hurst is going to have to get cleared by the Giants to end up here, and while his stock was hurt by his heart condition, a clean bill of health gives the Giants a first round caliber interior defender. Hurst can provide more pass rush than Dalvin Tomlinson and Damon Harrison combined, and he is also an active run defender that can make plays. His addition makes this defensive line a top five unit.
3 (35). Cleveland Browns - BJ Hill: This might be one of the bigger second round surprises, but Cleveland needs interior line talent and I love what BJ Hill brings to the table as a prospect. He’s surprisingly athletic and was very productive for the Wolfpack. Cleveland needs a replacement for Danny Shelton and selecting him would allow them to keep Ogbah on the edge and give Larry Ogunjobi help. A slight reach here to grab the best defensive tackle still on the board is logical for a team with a plethora of draft capital.
4 (36). Indianapolis Colts - Courtland Sutton: Indianapolis continues to make splash picks as they grab the best receiver on the board in Sutton. I have Sutton falling this far purely due to more teams having needs at other positions, but in any other draft I would value him as a first rounder. He has enough speed to separate and is really natural at high pointing the ball in the end zone. He needs to work on his route tree but either way, Luck has a new weapon to go with TY Hilton.
5 (37). Indianapolis Colts - Billy Price: Price is almost a first round lock if he doesn’t hurt himself at the combine. Aside from his level of nastiness and grit, he doesn’t excel in anything in particular but he also has no glaring holes. He’ll solidify the Colts line right away.
6 (38). Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Derrius Guice: Yet another skill position player to fall due to the demand for trench players, Guice would more than likely take the job from Peyton Barber early on and give Tampa a bruising, stout running back with big play ability.
7 (39). Chicago Bears - Josh Sweat: Josh Sweat is a gifted athlete who was hurt by poor coaching and was utilized poorly. Coming off of an electric combine after knee surgery derailed his 2016 campaign, Sweat proved he still has explosion and agility. Chicago needs some life in its pass rush to help supplement its excellent secondary. Lorenzo Carter is also an option here but Chicago might hesitate to select another athletic-but-raw linebacker from Georgia who lacks a true position.
8 (40). Denver Broncos - Kolton Miller: The AFC West has a good chunk of the top 10 pass rushers in the NFL and the Broncos need to protect Keenum/Allen at all cost. Miller is the best tackle still available and will pair with Bolles to solidify Denver’s long for the first time in a long time.
9 (41). Oakland Raiders - Malik Jefferson: The first round talk was a little rich for the raw but athletic linebacker, and if Bowman doesn’t return, Jefferson will pair with Tahir Whitehead and will be an excellent developmental piece added to this defensive overhaul in Oakland.
10 (42). Miami Dolphins - Mike Geiseki: First tight end off the board is Gesicki, who will give this offense a second big target and breath more life into Miami. I love this value for them at this point.
11 (43). New England Patriots - Lorenzo Carter: Carter could be a first rounder based on traits alone but he’s raw and will require time to develop. Left tackle is still a need but the Patriots will have to address that in later rounds. A good defense could take pressure off of Brady and grabbing Mike Hughes and Lorenzo Carter will have them trending towards that.
12 (44). Washington Redskins - Donte Jackson: Kendall Fuller needs to be replaced at nickel, and that job will be left to the electric Donte Jackson. Questions will be asked about his size, but if he can put on 5-10 pounds, his size will be similar to that of Denzel Ward. Has the agility and make up speed to stick with the talented NFC East slot receivers in Sterling Shepherd, Nelson Agholor, and Cole Beasley. With Norman still handling CB1 duties and the extremely promising second year corner Fabian Moreau finally fully healthy, Donte Jackson will likely be able to stick to the slot and start from day one.
13 (45). Green Bay Packers - DJ Chark: With Nelson’s departure and Cobb struggling through two straight disappointing seasons, it’s time for Green Bay to bring in some fresh legs. Chark is long with excellent straight line speed and has the ability to stretch the defense, which is something Davante Adams doesn’t do. He still has a limited route tree, but if there’s one team aside from the Steelers that develops quality wideouts, it’s the Packers.
14 (46). Cincinnati Bengals - James Daniels: Daniels is an instant upgrade and will be one of the safest picks of this draft. He will start day one and will be opening holes for Cincy running backs for years to come.
15 (47). Arizona Cardinals - Equamineous St Brown: The Cardinals grab the 6’5” wideout from Notre Dame in hopes that he can learn from and take over for Fitzgerald. St. Brown is just a big slot receiver who runs really good routes but needs to use his body and frame more. Having a target with a bigger catch radius should help Lamar Jackson mitigate his overthrows early on as well.
16 (48). Los Angeles Chargers - Mason Rudolph: While the Chargers have a prime window to compete now, that shouldn’t stop them from preparing for the day Rivers retires. Rudolph might not have the cannon arm to generate a ton of velocity on his throws, but he has good touch, solid deep ball accuracy, prototypical size, and he’s a cerebral player with a chance to lead an offense once he separates himself from the college games
17 (49). Indianapolis Colts - Isaiah Oliver: Oliver is a steal at this point as some see him as a late first rounder. He will start opposite Quincy Wilson as Indy continues winning this draft.
18 (50). Dallas Cowboys - Dallas Goedert: The Cowboys need to give Prescott more weapons and Goedert is a very good start. I don’t like the value of any receiver at this point, as I see them as bodies you can still select in round 3, while I doubt Goedert will last that long. Running two tight end sets until Witten retires will be the way to go.
19 (51). Detroit Lions - Braden Smith: You really wish James Daniels or Billy Price were still on the board here as Detroit could use an upgrade at center, but Smith is still an upgrade to Detroit’s interior line. Before they have a strong run game, they need a powerful line, as Detroit’s backs are typically hit in the backfield for a loss.
20 (52). Baltimore Ravens - Tyrell Crosby: Another offensive lineman off the board and another improvement to the side of the ball that needed the most help in Baltimore. Crosby is a talent with good tape and excellent size that could have gone in the first round had he impressed more at the combine. He’s experienced at both tackle positions but will fill right tackle and give Alex Collins more space in the run game.
21 (53). Buffalo Bills - Carlton Davis: Davis is a big bodied press corner and an excellent value and will line up across from Tre White and fill the hole left by EJ Gaines.
22 (54). Kansas City Chiefs - Anthony Averett: Kansas City has had an interesting offseason to say the least, but picking up a solid corner this late in the second is a huge help to their defense. Averett doesn’t have the ball skills Peters had but still should develop into a good CB1.
23 (55). Carolina Panthers - Ronnie Harrison: Carolina secures the services of Ronnie Harrison. Harrison is likely the best strong safety in this class. He’s a classic thumper and Carolina continues to upgrade their secondary.
24 (56) Buffalo Bills - Kemoko Turay: Buffalo has addressed the defensive line this offseason but this needs to continue. Pass rush is a priority for them and Turay will be a starter that should develop into an 8-10 sack player.
25 (57). Tennesse Titans - Kyzir White: Harrison would have been ideal here but Tennessee picks the next best strong safety, and while there’s a decent gap between the two players, White is still a good prospect. The Titans defense might actually be unfair next season. Kyzir White is a hard hitting, high energy guy that fits the culture they’re building in this Titans defense. Byard and White could be one of the best safety duos in the NFL after a few years.
26 (58). Atlanta Falcons - Anthony Miller: Anthony Miller might be one of the most unheralded prospects in this draft. He’s a better athlete than Christian Kirk and I also believe he’s a better overall prospect. He’ll be excellent on screens and slants, and will be better than Taylor Gabriel in the slot.
27 (59). San Fransisco 49ers - Hayden Hurst: An exceptional athlete steps in right away to give the Italian Stallion another weapon to throw to. Could go higher based on talent if not for age.
28 (60). Pittsburgh Steelers - Jessie Bates: One of the best safeties in the draft slides to Pittsburgh. He will start immediately and be a massive upgrade. DISCLAIMER: This pick was meant to be after Rashan Evans went to the Steelers at 28. I originally had the Bills moving up to 3 until today when the Jets trades up for 3 overall, with their pick in the 20’s, they grabbed Evans and I never quite fixed this pick.
29 (61). Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Gallup: Gallup comes into Jacksonville and gives Blake Bortles another weapon. Gallup has solid size, athleticism, production and very good tape. He could be a more athletic but less refined version of Cooper Kupp from last year’s draft.
30 (62). Minnesota Vikings - Martinas Rankin: Rankin could probably play any position on the line, but competing at right tackle or guard might be where the Vikings seem him. Rankin at 62 overall is a steal.
31 (63). New England Patriots - Sony Michel: I personally think Sony Michel is a first round talent, but he falls to the Patriots and the rich get richer. Michel is going to join a loaded backfield and is going to be the most talented runner in a group filled with good receiving backs. Tom Brady will be able to throw the ball less often and control the clock to help the defense stay off of the field. Desmond Harrison is an option here but I personally think he’s a bit of a reach.
32 (64). Cleveland Browns - Allen Lazard: For the final pick of the second round, the Browns go with one of the biggest combine risers. Lazard checks in at almost 6’5” and 220+ pounds and gives the Browns a big outside target to complement Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon. Lazard has excellent athleticism and is a phenomenal red zone threat who will contribute with touchdowns early on.
ROUND 3
1 (65). Buffalo Bills - James Washington: Washington would make a good fit in Buffalo and would get to catch passes from his old college rival, Baker Mayfield. Washington could be the best receiver in this draft five years from now and I wouldn’t be all that surprised.
2 (66). New York Giants - JC Jackson: The Giants need to add another body to the cornerback room to push Eli Apple and solidify their backend. Jackson is an underrated prospect with a good frame and agility.
3 (67). Indianapolis Colts - Nick Chubb: Nick Chubb joins Bradley Chubb in Indy and gives the Colts an actual run game. Will share carries and/or compete with Marlon Mack for the starting job.
4 (68). Houston Texans - Mark Andrews: I love what Houston is doing with their roster and another cornerback would be nice here, but losing C.J. Fiedorowicz definitely hurt. Mark Andrews will fit in nicely and give Watson another big target.
5 (69). Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Rasheem Green: Tampa doubles down on edge rushers. as they need to produce more to get their defense back on track. Green is a second round talent that will join the rotation from week one and can bump inside to defensive tackle in certain situations.
6 (70). San Fransisco 49ers - Dante Pettis: Trent Taylor wasn’t too exciting returning punts for this squad. Dante Pettis will be. He also provides Jimmy G with another target that can produce after the catch. Probably could be a second rounder if his lingering injury didn’t keep him from performing at the combine.
7 (71). Denver Broncos - Daesean Hamilton: It was between Daesean Hamilton and Deon Cain here, but Hamilton gets the nod. He’s a high character individual who projects to be a big slot receiver who can also move outside. This Broncos wide receiver unit still has talent but age is catching up and Hamilton will be huge addition.
8 (72). New York Jets - Frank Ragnow: Josh Rosen is going to need all of the help he can get and I can’t get on board with Wesley Johnson protecting him. The Jets go offense four picks in a row to grab Ragnow, who should be a very safe pick and a solid starting center.
9 (73). Miami Dolphins - Foley Fatukasi: Fatukasi is an exceptional athlete for his size and will solidify the interior of this Dolphins defense as part of a rotation until he’s ready to take over the starting job.
10 (74). San Francisco 49ers - Duke Ejiofor: Good size for an edge rusher and will be able to contribute right away and collapse pockets.
11 (75). Oakland Raiders - Ronald Jones: I’m not in love with Jones as a prospect, but the Doug Martin signing is a temporary fix at best and the Raiders need to address this position with draft picks. Lynch is on the wrong side of 30 and Doug Martin is 29 and was outplayed by undrafted second year back Peyton Barber. Maybe a change of scenery helps Martin have a resurgence but the Raiders would be happy to add Ronald Jones either way.
12 (76). Green Bay Packers - Arden Key: Pretty big slide for Arden Key here, but could be the steal of the draft if he can get his act together. Best possible scenario is he keeps Clay Matthews fresh and learns from him and rises to his potential. Could be an elite front seven if Key develops.
13 (77). Cincinnati Bengals - Austin Corbett: More offensive line help here as Cincy finds a possible starting guard.
14 (78). Kansas City Chiefs - Dorance Armstrong Jr.:** Kansas City brings in an extra pass rusher to rotate with Houston and Dee Ford. Could end up being one of the steals of the class.
15 (79). Arizona Cardinals - Andrew Brown: Now that the offense has been addressed with the first two picks, the Arizona defensive line receives some help. The Virginia product was very productive in college and tested better than expected at the combine. Brown should compete opposite of Olsen Pierre while pushing veteran Frostee Rucker and the disappointing Robert Nkemdiche for snaps.
16 (80). Houston Texans - Nathan Shepherd: Houston’s defense gets even better with the small school product out of Canada. He’s a mature individual and I absolutely love his talent. Wish he was a little younger considering the fact that he’s still a little raw, but he should be able to exceed on a talented Texan’s front.
17 (81). Dallas Cowboys - Deon Cain: Solid size and athleticism for the former Clemson receiver. Can move between outside or slot. Small hands concern me but this team needs wide receiver depth.
18 (82). Detroit Lions - Rashad Penny: Ultra productive and faster than anticipated. Good size. Needs refinement as a blocker and receiver but should start immediately for Detroit and share time with Blount and Reddick.
19 (83). Baltimore Ravens - Josey Jewell: If he tests better he doesn’t make it out of the second round. Finds an ideal spot in Baltimore with an excellent front seven.
20 (84). Los Angeles Chargers - Fred Warner: Very underrated linebacker. Will help solidify the Chargers run defense and most likely start immediately. More athletic than he gets credit for. Chargers get a steal in round 3.
21 (85). Carolina Panthers - Desmond Harrison: Dalton Schultz was almost the pick here, but Carolina should start grooming a left tackle to replace Matt Khalil before they start worrying about life after Greg Olsen. Harrison would be an ideal candidate but he needs more weight on his frame. He is athletic for his size as it is and should stay that way when he’s 10-15 pounds heavier.
22 (86). Kansas City Chiefs - Will Richardson: Talented zone blocker that projects to be a guard but still possesses enough length to play tackle. Could beat out Ehinger for starting job.
23 (87). Los Angeles Rams - Micah Kiser: Would play next to Mark Barron in the 3-4. Is a banger and would blow up blocks and let Barron rack up tackles, something Ogletree wasn’t big enough to do.
24 (88). Carolina Panthers - Kerryon Johnson: A definite luxury pick as Carolina has solidified its holes on defense and can afford to give Christian McCaffery a running mate similar to when they originally drafted Johnathan Stewart. Both backs would complement each other well and keep time of possession in Carolina’s favor.
25 (89). Seattle Seahawks (From Tennessee Titans) - MJ Stewart: With the pick acquired from the trade down in the first round, the Seahawks grab Stewart who can play corner of safety.
26 (90). Atlanta Falcons - Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Best available pass rusher here as the Falcons need to keep finding ways to get after quarterbacks to be a top tier defense and after this, they’re one step closer.
27 (91). New Orleans Saints - Da’Shawn Hand: The talented Alabama product comes to New Orleans and beefs up an already impressive line.
28 (92). Pittsburgh Steelers - Royce Freeman: After addressing safety and middle linebacker, running back needs to be addressed due to the uncertain future of Bell. James Connor might not be the long term answer, but Royce Freeman could be.
29 (93). Jacksonville Jaguars - Jack Cichy: With Gallup and Hernandez in the equation, the offense looks pretty scary so Jacksonville turns their attention back to the defense. Cichy had an excellent pro day and his tape is phenomenal. He’ll join a stacked linebacker group that won’t miss a beat without Poslusznyz
30 (94). Minnesota Vikings - Kylie Fitts: Fitts absolutely exploded into the scene during the combine. He fits the model of edge rusher the Vikings seem to lean towards and could develop into a starting role with time.
31 (95). New England Patriots - Mike White: Life after Tom Brady needs to begin at some point, and the third round is a good place to start looking again. White has a strong arm and looks like part but could barely stand in the pocket for more than a few seconds without getting sacked when he was at Western Kentucky. Could be a starter after two or so years.
32 (96). Buffalo Bills - Jerome Baker: Doubling down on linebackers is the path Buffalo takes to fixing its run defense. Baker is fast and instinctive but just needs to get stronger and play harder than he has.
33 (97). Arizona Cardinals Compensatory) - Holton Hill: Maturity issues keep the long corner from going higher than this, but Hill is a player that could develop into a starter on the Cardinals defense.
34 (98). Houston Texans (Compensatory) - Jamarco Jones: Jones isn’t the best athlete, but his college tape is very intriguing and he will immediately compete for the left tackle spot.
35 (99). Indianapolis Colts - (Trades 104 and 178 to Denver for 99 and 225 overall) R.J. McIntosh: Indianapolis still needs interior help and they get it by swapping their fourth and sixth for Denver’s third and seventh. R.J. McIntosh is the best remaining interior lineman and comes in for the departed Johnathan Hankins. He had a very good college career and if he displays his athleticism at Miami’s Pro day, he could rise higher than this.
36 (100). Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory) - Terrell Edmunds: The Bengals get a freak and I would love to see them beef up their secondary with him. He projects to a strong safety but can likely be used as a dollar back until Shawn Williams contract ends in 2020.
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2017.11.10 12:00 autobuzzfeedbot 65 Times The Same-Sex Marriage Debate Was Definitely Not Respectful

  1. Bronwyn Bishop conflated homosexuality with bestiality (but at least she didn't mention socialism).
  2. ABC host Michael Rowland received a foul anti-gay postcard ... disguised with a cupcake on the front.
  3. Tim Minchin called "no" voters "bigoted cunts" in a song that went viral.
  4. Lyle Shelton doubled down on his Stolen Generation comparison with the kids of gay parents.
  5. Tony Abbott accused Penny Wong of "moral bullying" for defending her family against Shelton's comments.
  6. Kevin Andrews compared gay relationships to his "cycling mates".
  7. At least one Stop The Fags poster appeared in Melbourne.
  8. Meanwhile, other anti-gay posters implying same-sex parents are harmful to children were put up in Brisbane.
  9. Fred Nile said same-sex relationships were an "abomination" and something that "God hates".
  10. Gay monarchist David Flint said he was opposed to marriage equality because people will change genders and ... it's all very confusing.
  11. Someone posted white powder to the Australian Christian Lobby.
  12. Tyres were slashed outside a performance of iconic gay play Holding the Man in Sydney.
  13. More anti-gay Nazi posters in Melbourne. (We didn't publish these ones because they were so offensive.)
  14. GP Pansy Lai received threats of physical violence after she appeared in a "no" campaign ad, and was subject to a petition calling for her deregistration.
  15. Resources minister Matt Canavan told people to "grow a spine and grow up" if they're upset by the debate.
  16. Former Q&A controversialist Zaky Mallah tried to sell his form online for $600. Mallah said the sale was "out of respect for both sides".
  17. A caller to ABC Melbourne praised Hitler for murdering gay people in concentration camps, live on air.
  18. Police intervened after hundreds of "yes" supporting students at Sydney University protested a booth set up to promote the "no" side. Some scuffles broke out.
  19. Protesters unfurled a banner that said "Burn Churches Not Queers" at a "no" campaign launch in Melbourne.
  20. Kevin Rudd's godson, Sean, was allegedly assaulted after he confronted a man who was ripping down rainbow flags.
  21. The AFL was evacuated after a hoax threat call, the day after it put up a "yes" sign outside its headquarters. (The AFL boss said he doesn't know if it was related to the sign.)
  22. A children's birthday party entertainment company cut ties with an 18-year-old contractor after she said on social media she would be voting "no".
  23. Astro "DJ Funknukl" Labe allegedly headbutted Tony Abbott, who immediately used the incident to warn against voting "yes". (Labe later said it had nothing to do with marriage, and he simply wanted to "headbutt that cunt".)
  24. A straight couple in Ballarat had their wedding cancelled by their local Presbyterian church after the bride-to-be posted on Facebook supporting same-sex marriage.
  25. A Brisbane woman was left terrified after a man yelled "faggots" and threw rocks through her windows late at night.
  26. On the same weekend, swastikas were painted on rainbow flags displayed at three Brisbane houses, sparking a Queensland police investigation.
  27. Tony Abbott and the Coalition for Marriage supported calls to ban Macklemore from performing Same Love at the National Rugby League Grand Final.
  28. Catholic archbishop Mark Coleridge argued against same-sex marriage by saying, “I mean, parents can’t marry their children. Children can’t marry their parents. Sibling marrying sibling has always been ruled out."
  29. The Coalition For Marriage said one its volunteers was subject to a "brutal physical attack" in Victoria, and assault charges were laid.
  30. A transgender 16-year-old was allegedly assaulted in Hobart. She says the survey has made her feel less safe.
  31. Queensland deputy premier Jackie Trad revealed she has been targeted with anti-gay emails and Nazi stickers.
  32. Literally someone tried to kick a dog wearing a pro-marriage equality bandana.
  33. Quadrant published an article that said LGBTI people are "not only not normal, they are not natural". And worse.
  34. "Straight Lives Matter" activist and white nationalist Nick Folkes ran a series of protests in LGBTI-friendly areas, trying to provoke people into responding.
  35. Two churches in Melbourne's southeast were graffitied with the slogans "crucify Christians" and "bash bigots", as well as a swastika being equated to a cross.
  36. Pauline Hanson used Senate question time to ask if same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy, or underage marriages.
  37. This ad.
  38. This ad.
  39. A woman was kicked out of her church of 22 years for supporting same-sex marriage.
  40. Police investigated after a transgender 13-year-old was allegedly harassed on a tram by a man wearing a "vote no" badge.
  41. Someone graffitied cars and walls in Enmore in Sydney's inner west with "no".
  42. Two protesters interrupted a church service to campaign against same-sex marriage. They were drowned out by a gay-friendly hymn.
  43. Yet more anti-gay and anti-trans posters (censored by BuzzFeed News) from neo-Nazi groups popped up in Tasmania.
  44. And this anti-gay banner in Brisbane was very confused about anatomy.
  45. Columnists really loved calling LGBTI people fascists.
  46. A Greek priest allegedly said gays should be shot.
  47. There was a flyer that tried to compare same-sex marriage to seat belts? IDK.
  48. "Vote no to fags" graffiti appeared on Sydney trains.
  49. John "Wacka" Williams told Lateline that he doesn't get to marry everyone he loves either.
  50. A 14-year-old received death threats from a school friend's dad over supporting same-sex marriage.
  51. The former head of Woolworths, Roger Corbett, tried on his own unique analogy.
  52. Some old people chanted "Vote No" at Labor politician Penny Sharpe, her partner and kids at the shops.
  53. Flyers in Chinese warned people not to vote Labor, so as to protect children from learning "how to sponke their monkeys".
  54. There were many terrible flyers delivered to people's houses. Like these.
  55. And these.
  56. And these.
  57. Leading "No" campaigner Lyle Shelton told BuzzFeed News that parents should be allowed to send their children to gay conversion therapy.
  58. A woman was punched in the face over her pro-gay t-shirt.
  59. A Canadian sexual health organisation received threats of violence and hate mail after safe sex ads it put up in June were targeted by the Coalition for Marriage on Facebook.
  60. Razor blades were sent back to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in a survey envelope.
  61. After his Nationals party insisted on the postal survey, now-booted deputy PM Barnaby Joyce told marriage equality campaigners to get out of his face.
  62. Prominent "no" spokesperson David van Gend said homosexuality is "a disordered form of behaviour".
  63. A cafe in Tasmania received arson threats for supporting same-sex marriage.
  64. "Keep your rainbow drapes to yourself."
  65. Tony Abbott left the country to speak to a group that has previously supported criminalisation of homosexuality in some countries.
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2017.10.03 09:48 W_W_W_A Some Speculations

Edgar Munsen will play a Zep-esque role; he awakes with a tape but no obvious trap. He is also seen using a controller gun of some kind. A source told us two traps would involve motorcycles. A motorcycle trap is seen in The Barn Game but we also see someone on a motorcycle die by being run over by garbage truck which seemingly has no driver. I theorize they are straped into it somehow and must complete a task in order to survive. If this person fails Edgar must use his controller to drive the rigged truck into them. He later uses another rigged vehicle against police (as seen in The Trailer).
Now, some debunks:
The Barn Game and The Laser Trap do not take place in the past. The video screen we see in our new trailer is far too modern as is The Laser Trap. Moreover, Charlie Clouser said Jigsaw ends on a door slamming and The Laser Trap. This means (FUCKING FUCK YES) Logan cannot be Jigsaw. He might be a copycat that is taken down by The Real Jigsaw (AnnaNor) but he will not be THE new Jigsaw. Logan does not die in The Laser Trap and become The 5th bucket head. He is wearing completely different clothes when he is in The Laser Trap and 5th bucket head is much fatter than Logan. I speculate that it's Doctor Gordon (more on that later).
More evidence for AnnNor: both Anna and Eleanor are seen wearing Jigsaw's colors of a red undershirt and black overshirt. This seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Furthermore, in all the pictures of Eleanor in Jigsaw's lair (her liar?) she is wearing different clothes than when she investigates it with Logan.
Narratively, AnnaNor is great because Saw is at its best when we have an apprentice dynamic. Corbett doing it alone would just be more boring. Another mainstay of Saw is giving us a mystery for exploration in a subsequent film; that is why I love V because the scenes with Hoffman and John and some of the best in the series IMO. Just ending it with revaling Corbett as Jigsaw would not give us much material for sequel flashbacks and I am sure Jigsaw will exhaust any further flashbacks of John Kramer. But making making Eleanor Corbett's apprentice gives us a new mystery: Jigsaw II could show how they met, how and why she become her apprentice, and show them setting up the traps of Jigsaw (I love scences like that; especially The Setting Up The Bathroom Game sequence in Saw III).
This would also be great because having two women be Jigsaw is so new and interesting; it is something we have never seen before. John and Hoffman was an antagonistic relationship, John and Amanda was a paternalistic relationship, and John and Dr. Gordon and was like a mentor-student relationship but AnnaNor would be more co-equal and would have more of a best friends relationship which is just a fascinating new direction for the series. Also, Hannah Anderson and Laura Vandervoort were the first cast-members announced almost as if they are the face of the series. They would make good team: Corbett has resources and know-how and Hannah would be her eyes and ears in the police force. I can see them being an amazing duo that we could explore more in Jigsaw II.
When Logan says "Ten years ago, a game was played" he is referring to the events of Saw III. His tone of voice suggests he is explicating his theory; I. E., "Ten years ago, a game was played. The player --- Jeff Denlon --- killed him; or did he? Saw III is well known as many fan's favorite film because of its character-driven narrative and emotional depth; some would even say it approaches a status of 'arthouse horror'. I theorize that Jigsaw will mostly ignore IV-3D and focus on III as its main canonical linkage beyond possible flashbacks of John's early days as Jigsaw. They aren't talking about when Jigsaw killings ended: they're talking about when John himself died. The opening shot of The First TV Spot also looks like The Sickroom in III. If Corbett is in fact Jigsaw, then focusing on Saw III makes sense.
As far 5th bucket head: I theorize the 5th bucket head might be Dr. Gordon. It would interesting if they kill off both Hoffman and Dr. Gordon so they can really start fresh. I have theorized that Laura Vandervoort is Corbett/Jigsaw and she or John selects each subject of The Barn Game for traits which caused her parents deaths. My idea is that Britney Allen will be an anti-depressant addict like Dr. Lynn (the needle trap seems seems ment for her), Ryan would have committed a crime of vengeance which caused him to be imprisoned during his child's formative years (this is an allusion to Jeff and is supported by a much younger Ryan appearing in flashback), and Mitch could potentially be a serial DUIer (referencing Timothy). The reason she chooses Dr. Gordon is because he technically killed Hoffman (this is a reference to Jeff killing John and thereby causing his and Lynn's deaths). Gordon may have gained weight by this time so she ups his sediative dosage but accidentally fucks it up. This is why he is still asleep when the trap begins. I predict that she will be unusually distraught at his death because she inadvertently caused it (the trailer seemingly bares this out). The new trailer shows Anna breathing laboriously after escaping The Bucket Head Trap. This is interesting because it parallels Amanda in Saw II where everyone was just "WTF is happening?" with some even making jokes while both Amanda and Anna are far more distraught. Her appearance suggests her mentality is "I know I volunteered for this and I knew what awaits me but it's a whole different experience now that I'm actually here and shit just got real." That if my theory is correct, she will be distraught over killing doctor Gordon but after that she takes charge and guides the players, much like Amanda in II.
Finally , how I think the film will unfold.
John will have left somewhat of a 'Jigsaw 101' kit for our new Jigsaw which recounts his early forays. Every Saw film since Saw II has had three plots: a main game, an investigation, and lore-building flashbacks. They are saving the third for when we actually see it so it's more of surprise.
The film will follow four detectives after a few smaller preliminary traps seemingly resurrect Jigsaw. The Agent Erikson looking dude will basically be like a hard-ass old cop whose all like "all you kids theorizing is a waste of time, Jigsaw's dead, it's a copycat, and I'm too old for this shit." His partner (the black dude) is basically on his side but is a bit more ambiguous and open-minded. Opposing them is Logan and Eleanor who think Jigsaw might still be alive; she gains his trust by supporting him. Meanwhile, Anna progresses through the Barn Game but is chained by Ryan who is subsequently killed by a trap. Then, Eleanor seemingly makes a breakthrough and talks with Logan in his car (as we see in the new pics); she convinces him to join her in investigating. They find the aftermath of The Barn Game and split up. Eleanor suits up and puts him in The Laser Trap; as he struggles with that Eleanor rescues Anna and AnnaNor is revealed with numerous flashbacks. Logan Hoffmans his way out of The Laser Trap and thinks he's made it out when none other thsn Ryan from Saw 3D uses the shotgun (gun blast from the soundtrack leak) on him. Flashbacks reveal that Anna his in fact Corbett Denlon and the recipient of the 'Jigsaw 101' tapes shown prior (which explains how she got his voice and blood) who was adopted and trained (such as building all those trap recreations we see) by Ryan. John selects each participant of The Barn Game based upon factors which caused her parents to be tested and ultimately die. Clouser said a voiceover says 'I selected you to play this game for a reason." or something like that suggesting he did indeed chose a mole to be part of it: Anna/Corbett. It is revealed that Logan somehow killed Ryan's wife though police negligence or abuse of power, evocative of Strahm. This promps Corbett and her apprentice/love interest Eleanor to launch the games once more. The soundtrack leak says 'last four' meaning the thematic connection of the 'last four' victims to Jeff and Lynn's deaths:
Mitch (serial DUIer) = Tim Young
Ryan (jailed away from his child because of a crime of vengeance) = Jeff
Carly (anti-depressant abuser) = Lynn.
Logan (abused his authority and killed an inccoent person) = Strahm.
AnnaNor happily reunite and disembark while Ryan says "Game over." and slams the door shut as Logan bleeds to death.
Thoughts?
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2017.07.01 07:19 911bodysnatchers322 Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 80: "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatlne]

Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 80: "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatlne]
Part 71 [Part 72] [Part 73] [Part 74] [Part 75] [Part 76] [Part 77] [Part 78] [Part 79] [[Part 80]]
  • Day 242.1 Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. Day 242 This is part one
    • You can see the Nationwide Building Center but he probably knows where I am
    • So a couple things first of all Imran Awan--his name if you remember the whole incident Faisalabad
    • His name in Pakistan is Shaheed Imran--he's the one who comes with White House credentials, and a huge police escort when he comes in to save his father from a court case against 12 farmers that were swindled out of their land
    • So that the Imran, the Awans could build a Children's Hospital in Faisalabad
    • {{ 911bs: and who likes to build chilren's hospitals? Shriners of course, freemasons; the men who dress as clowns so that it's not creepy at all when they are holding your children on their laps, letting them fawn and pet them. }}
    • That same Shaheed Imran Shaheed Imran is just left the Customs Service just left the custom service in Pakistan
    • So we have Imran Awan working in 2010 in the Customs House in Karachi
    • Now he finally decided to retire,
    • Just this month--just a couple of days ago, effective at the end of this month
    • So you had to just get a couple more shipments in, I think
    • Just four more containers--had to get four more containers before he retired
    • But it was nice to know that he could be an employee of the Customs House in Pakistan, while also working in Congress for three different Congressmen and making 160 thousand dollars a year--that's always nice to know
    • So moving on from that
    • That's big news
    • So I published that out to the web the actual article[resign]
    • So you can see that from my Truthleaks or @GeorgWebb with no "e" at the end of George.
    • The other one ismore of a general thing which is these kind of CrowdStrike attacks
    • About Hillary and uranium yesterday, and how I'm not going to say Robert Mueller was acting like a Fullerbrush man, sent taking a sample over the government of Georgia saying, "hey here's some here's some radioactive material high highly enriched uranium HEU... here's some HEU. Do you like this? Here's a sample"--Taking it over the Government of Georgiawe
    • We got this from the Russians we got the HEU from the Russians
    • So now do you like this over here?
    • I mean if the email is there the tarmac meeting is the same exact type of meeting that Hillary had Bill had with Loretta Lynch exactly the same
    • So somebody sent me about eight emails or about an email with about eight different instances where things happen before and after that with with uranium and Hillary and Robert Mueller
    • And I'm supposed to say, "oh ok well that and then their conclusion is debunked"
    • So what they did is gave me all these proof points that they were involved together. and then all of a sudden the conclusion at the end is debunk capital letters
    • It doesn't prove anything!
    • All it proves is that it's worse than I thought
    • The FBI has been dealing and interested first of all intercepting uranium, and then storing it, and then reselling it
    • So this whole prelude thing Jack Lew, being making a market basically in uranium.
    • Both highly enriched uranium HEU and the depleted uranium
    • This has been going on ever since Jack Lew got in office since 2009
    • So he's using these stocks and stores to move and the agents moving them around are the FBI
    • And I'm not talking about low-level intermediaries
    • I'm talking about the Robert Mueller. Comey. Andrew McCabe
    • So the conspiracy goes all the way to the top
    • And it's right there in black and white that's what I love about WikiLeaks
    • Now they're going to go I think Trish and Jason are going to go to back to WikiLeaks
    • Julian Assange's place this morning and do the Nhadra thing, because I'm hoping to get a response out of Julian Assange on Nhadra hoping he can connect the dots on what Nhadra is to all the other OPEC nations in that sale of that satellite technology through Nanoset technologies
    • Another Imran Awan account. I didn't create Nanoset technologies, okay.
    • They are the ones who took the technology through super core his wife Hina Alvi, and sold it to Pakistan, and then on to the OPEC nations. I did not do that
    • So I'm just exposing that. That's all I'm doing
    • Now the final thing is on this Orwell thing.
    • A lot of people are hitting me, "oh you're trying to ape Orwell. You're aping Orwell's tour through the North, his last motorcycle tour through the north, you're trying to get close to the people, you're aping 1984 Winston--his last days."
    • {{ 911bs: They're wrong, you're doing the whole ken kesey merry pranksters thing of how modern man gets a group and tours the country trying to figure out the meaning of life and such, only without the drugs, or the drugs are the redpill and truth is your drug. You see, George, anyone can spin bs narratives out of their behinds like the intelligence witch-spiders they are, but you just have to ignore them and speak to your core, which are people like us who believe in you. }}
    • I'm not aping anybody.
    • Did I meet people along the way? Do I -- I'm obviously an Orwell fan but did I meet people along the way that had these tragic circumstances that were none of their own making?
    • Yeah just like the people of North England after the war
    • I saw these kids. I sat around in a circle right here with eight kids. All guys all in their early 20s. All looking at either 90 days up to 180 days in detention
    • That was the only decision what was going to happen another 90 or another 180
    • And I could hear the proceedings couldn't actually be in the courtroom cuz electronic
    • But could hear the proceedings and I saw the tension on their faces as it got closer to their name, right?
    • And there's nothing like that Human drama to see those faces, to see what's happening to them, because they have a drug addiction
    • Incarceration is not the answer
    • I could just tell you
    • The first person that went in was a young lady beautiful young woman 23 years old
    • And the decision was 90 days or 180 days
    • And the judge was really angry at her for getting caught with meth or whatever and just kind of threw the book at her, and gave her 180 days of suspended 90 of it
    • But I saw the look on her face when she came out of that knowing that she would be able to see her baby for another 90 days
    • And it was---
    • If I could just capture that for everyone here watching that
    • It captures this whole targeting thing
    • And that if that's not aping Orwell. That was my experience
    • And that was looking right into her eyes and seeing the drama and the Human tragedy that has been created here
  • Day 242.2. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. Day 242 part 2
    • This is going to be about the Savannah River Site
    • The Savannah River Site has been around since World War two after World War two and the whole run-up to the Manhattan Project
    • There was all these national laboratories around the country for different parts of the development of the atomic bomb
    • So the Savannah River labs is going to be it's about 25 miles southeast of Augusta, Georgia, where they play the Masters, right? I visited there
    • And that's going to be the place where there's going to be a lot of disposal of this these older heavy water reactors from the 50s 60s and 70s
    • They've gone through built a lot of reactors there I think up to K reactor now
    • So the neutrino the neutrino is going to be invented or discovered there at the Savannah River Site,
    • But going up till now, the most important thing is Richard Lugar had this initiative to build what they call a "mix oxide" or MOX site there
    • And the thing about mixed oxide is it can re-process, reprocess spent nuclear fuel
    • And the difficulty with spent nuclear fuel is it has that plutonium plutonium 200 times 200,000 times ready with radioactivity of uranium 238--natural uranium 238
    • Big problem there, terrorist gets ahold of that nuclear bomb easily done very big danger, even the smallest amount of plutonium
    • So as we said yesterday right here by this same fountain--it looks like with the Department of Energy managing that the FBI is kind of the sales broker for that.
    • They manage where all that stuff is and they're brokering it
    • I mean here's Robert Mueller giving samples to the government of Georgia
    • What I didn't understand yesterday when I stood at the same spot is how that could have been a cover
    • I was just shocked that Bob Mueller was the Fuller Brush man to the government of georgia saying, "hey here's 10 milligrams of a sample"
    • I didn't even think, but but again the crowdsource always the crowdsource
    • I didn't even think that that may have been a sample from the uranium one mines in Kyrgyzstan--the Frank Giustra--Clinton Foundation Hilary-Kyrgyzstan
    • So they're actually that was their way of covering the brokerage of the uranium one in 2009
    • I completely missed that, but thank you for the guy who got that out there in the audience
    • This isn't the Russian uranium and the same thing is true for the waste going the other way
    • Same thing is true for the waste it's supposedly a Russian deal to get rid of these 34 tons of plutonium
    • And there is some Russian plutonium out there from their old weapons program
    • But the rest of it is the spent nuclear fuel from the Pakistani nuclear program
    • And the Iranian nuclear program
    • And the Iraqi nuclear program
    • All that plutonium is going to be mixed in
    • It's going to be MOXXED--it's not going to be mixed oxide it's going to be mixed fuel
    • So it's we're going to call it a MOF I guess not a mosque MOX, but that's what's happening
    • So that's the containers the four containers that go to the containers someone told me again crowdsource can be up to 20 tons per container
    • And the DoD E is getting $200,000 a ton to reprocess it
    • The numbers here are staggering with those four containers
    • The numbers just completely astound you if you take the $200,000 per ton.
    • And the two hundred thousand tons it's like 40 trillion or a forty billion I mean it's a lot of money
    • So anyway this plant
    • This Savannah River Site MOX plant mo ex plant was supposed to cost five billion dollars
    • It actually was a twelve trillion dollar overrun for 17 trillion dollars it's I think it's it's operational
    • Now it's close to operational
    • But the key is it can pre-process all this old nuclear waste that has this that has this plutonium component
    • So I missed that
    • So those are two great catches by the crowdsource
    • The first great catch was the sample wasn't the Russian sample
    • The sample was the sample[sic-omission] Kyrgyzstan sameple for Frank Giustra
    • The second great catch was the incredible amount of money
    • The fact that the four containers actually end up going to...from Savannah from Charleston over to the site in--nea25 miles southeast in South Carolina from Augusta
    • Now what they did was, they just moved soon as I could we had that discussion called in, said there's a clear and present danger, they just moved it over Savannah, and they're just trucking it up the other way to get the same MOX plant,
    • But those four containers are going to contain exactly what I said
    • Now also, I believe, they contained the depleted weapons to be delivered in New York
    • But then there was these, I believe, fuel containers of reprocessed fuel as well that ended up in South Carolina
    • But I also am looking for the containers that started with Imran's little shipping company in Pakistan, that delivered weapons as well
    • Don't forget the Foxtrot a Yankees--the Foxtrotting Yankees are coming back
  • Day 242.3. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. This is the 242 part three
    • Really quickly I just wanted to tell everybody what I thought not think NADRA is
    • I think NADRA is both a plan to get nuclear material down to here to Chashma
    • There's two major centers in Pakistan for their nuclear program one is Chashma toward the north of this Punjab province the other one is in the Sinth province down by Karachi down where that port of test seam is
    • So either way there's going to be nuclear material flowingto Chashma they have to get their nuclear fuel somewhere
    • And then of course they have to get it down to Karachi as well down this this highway
    • Now they have to usually buy the nuclear fuel because it is so heavy like lead in a one point seven times the weight of lead--you try to travel the least distance possible
    • Now I know Afghanistan has nuclear excuse me uranium as well but I just don't know what the war what the mining situation is
    • But I do know in 2009 Hillary did do this deal with Frank Giustra for this uranium one mine here in KARATAU
    • So there's a couple different ways this is a long route obviously it's a 35-hour route because of the bad roads
    • But the NADRA bank NADRA was talking about monitoring people over land, but it was monitoring people over land between India and Pakistan
    • So if you look at the border here through contested Kashmir--that could be what they're talking about
    • And the reason why you would want to monitor the reason why you would want to monitor folks going back and forth is you don't want to shoot people that have your uranium
    • So the idea of monitoring from space, which is what the NADRA program was, would make a lot of sense in this in this environment here with the very valuable uranium coming back and forth
    • Now NADRA bank was also sold in October of 2009 to to the Russians and
    • So I think there's gonna be a Russian business partner but they also opened up operations over here in western China right over here and you you move key something like that
    • Your UMQI key your room key like your room key only your um key chaotic UI your M key
    • So if you're going to hire a whole bunch of workers here you need to establish a bank accounts here in western China
    • And then you could truck it over and then truck it down which is what I think is the best way to do it
    • Here you have to go through a lot of war-torn areas and then you have to go through use Pakistan a more developed country here I think through China you could have much more inexpensive labor
    • But you still have to cross the Indian border here for this piece
    • So that could be the other NADRA piece
    • So what I believe NADRA is and this is just working theory this is total speculation
    • But for some reason this four hundred and forty million dollar bank was sold to the Russians for this deal right around the time the uranium one deal is done in 2009 and gradually the the ownership moves over to the Canadians from the Russians I think it's like twenty percent a year from 2009 to finally 2013, where the full ownership is transferred
    • But like I said you have to get the fuel down here some in some way to chasman there's like three or four different reactors here and they're the more advanced ones
    • So again that's in the control of of Imran Awan's dad
    • So that's just a working theory for the group
    • And we'll pick it up later with see what people do with that
    • The NADRA being not only the monitoring kind of the ratline from-from satellite
    • But also which is the Julian Assange email that he sent out twice recently
    • But also the financial ratline for paying for for paying for the nuclear fuel
  • Day 242.4. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. Day 234 This is part four in Springfield Ohio
    • Springfield and Ohio home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    • Home of a place where if things come and go in a military secret location, you can't really track it
    • If you're the DynCorp contractor who's got the contract for the planes coming in and out maintenance as well as the helicopters, you're pretty much on your own as far as what's in those payloads in those planes
    • That's why you're going to find that like Offutt Air Force Base, and other Air Force bases around the world are going to be key parts of ratlines
    • So we're going to talk about especially Abandoned air bases when we're going overseas in a spec of Stan Uzbekistan, we're going to be talking about Kyrgyzstan or you're going to talk about Kazakhstan, especially with the uranium trade and other illicit trade especially depleted uranium but right
    • Now I'm going to focus on NADRA because not a lot of people have actually gone to the WikiLeaks and looked up what NADRA meant or means, and it's the the reason why it's significant is Julian Assange last week sent out that NADRA email twice
    • So it's obviously just as important as Vault7 if not more important
    • Now what NADRA is in terms of the terms of our story is it's the Pakistanis national database
    • National database something nad is something national administrative database
    • And then registry is the R and association
    • But the idea behind it is it's not only like a national census where you'd go outdoor-to-door knocking on door to door getting all that information
    • The census it's not just how old you are. They're asking you different questions about what income category you fall into and your level of education a lot of other information about schools that you go to.
    • But then it's also going to be the sky again
    • It's going to be the national way of connecting everyone to buildings like this, that are that are regional centers.
    • 350 different regional centers connecting them up to the sky
    • So that they have connectivity because they don't have
    • Holes they don't have a lot of poles running around Pakistan that are reliable, terrestrial in a communications infrastructure
    • So that's what NADRA is all about
    • And the emails from Julian Assange are a year later that that system goes into place in 2008
    • That satellite system
    • As you know Suriya Begum satellite specialist that's in a business called Nanoset with the Awan brothers
    • But in 2009 is when Julian Assange sends an email to the President of Pakistan--Imran Khan--and says, "did you realize that MI6 with your National Intelligence Services--just stole all your national database?
    • So it'd be like someone coming to the United States, stealing the national census, and also getting into--let's say that there was a well we had the OPM hack recently--where all the government employees all their information was taken
    • So all the information that you have in any government business in any government agency
    • So be getting the IRS info it would be actually, like getting the whole DynCorp backbone
    • If you ever had your tax information, all the different information, if you had ever applied for a school loan
    • If you ever had gone on Social Security
    • If you had ever been in the Veterans Administration any kind of government assistance or form that you'd ever signed has all been taken out of the country and stored in now Britain, MI6
    • Now the key to this and why the Awans are so important as a part of this is they then go to every OPEC nation every OPEC nation in the Middle East, and do the same thing they put in the same system
    • Now the pegasus system--which is kind of more of a spy system, which got put in in Mexico and other and other places around the world could be combined with this
    • So first: steal all the national database, which is everything--it's all your records from all the different government agencies, but then also put spyware on your phone
    • Both of those things may have happened in Pakistan, and all of the different Leeson countries
    • And that's what makes NADRA so significant
    • And "where did they get the technology" is the next key question
    • "Where did they get the NADRA technology, and was it stolen from the United States?"
  • Day 243.1 Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. Day 243 part 1
    • Here at the Indianapolis Airport
    • You can see the race car behind me about ready to go to Bozeman Montana
    • What's there the Red Pill Seminar
    • The Red Pill Seminar is alternate media
    • Ty Bollinger is going to be there with the alternate cancer therapy
    • He went all around the world looking for different therapies
    • Jon Rappoport great investigative reporter is going to be there
    • John B Wells has had me on his show is going to be there
    • I'm not going to be able to meet James Corbett
    • He's going to Skype in I'm not going to be able to meet Cynthia McKinney
    • She's going to Skype in as well
    • But just to let everybody know they're going to be there as well
    • So I already head out to there
    • But before I do that I want to give everybody a great update on the fact that great action has come from this series in part
    • One is the illegal cigarette trade that we talked about through the convenience store scams that Javed ran
    • Thirty five of his stores have been indicted now in the Midwest where we were
    • Rock Island, Moline, Davenport and Bettendorf
    • Remember those Quad Cities are going to be in there we went there we said they were Rhonda helped me with those we got the conviction
    • Got the indictment---not to conviction yet, but the indictment
    • The other thing that happened a couple of the trucking lines we haven't implicated yet, but we're getting there
    • The other thing is Kosovo. Kosovo and Serbia
    • Serbia is going to move ahead with the depleted uranium lawsuit against the NATO and the World Court
    • They've completely contaminated that country by using depleted uranium weapons where there was no need whatsoever to do so
    • So it's good seeing that this kind of discussion and this kind of concentrated thought is now having allowing people to come forward and know that they have a voice and an audience and a constituency to move ahead with causes that really need to be to be pushed forward
    • So I'll report again as the day goes forward
    • That's installment one for day 233 [243]
  • Day 243.2 Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. Day 243 This is part 2 at beautiful Chicago O'Hare Airport
    • Is uranium the FBI's kryptonite?
    • What do I mean by that is uranium the FBI's kryptonite?
    • Well from these memos that we see with Hillary and Robert Mueller
    • It looks like a sample business, and you don't have a sample business unless you're selling something
    • And where the CIA in the past is done with Iran-Contra does the drug ratlines and the kid ratlines and the Human trafficking ratlines
    • We found the FBI's kryptonite and its uranium
    • And this thing falls into place when you understand that if I make a government of Iraq, or Iran, or Pakistan, or India, and I have depleted uranium waste, or I have uranium waste, but as a high content of plutonium, it is a problem
    • There's so much a problem that people are willing like the Department of Energy to pay two hundred thousand dollars to get that uranium processed
    • But if I can get it to Savannah River Site
    • If I can get that ton of plutonium-uranium depleted fuel or spent fuel through Savannah River Site, it goes from being a huge liability that I have to store for 20 years with armed guards and huge reservation like Hanford or Savannah River Site, it turns into an asset
    • It turns into a fuel that could be used to power
    • I can remix the fuel through the MOX through what's called a MOX plant
    • And now I just turned all that weight of dead weight or even worse and dead weight, because it cost me money to store it
    • Now I've turned it into gold or beyond gold in terms of value
    • That's why the FBI is trading in uranium
    • But. But. Uranium leaves a nice four-and-a-half billion year footprint
    • And plutonium's 200,000 times the radioactivity of uranium 238
    • So finally, finally I get to do a ratline on earth resources, that leaves a long footprint
    • And quite frankly I don't like doing Human trafficking stories
    • You can see how I kind of the wheels start coming off when I even start talking about 21 year old kids or 25 year olds going to prison for for being targeted for opioids, and the kids that just the wheels fall off
    • So I'm back in my comfort zone, back talking about the FBI's kryptonite Uranium
  • Day 243.3. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • NOCAPS, Recaps
    • Beautiful Bozeman Montana downtown
    • Redpill Conference
    • Alt Health people
    • Reminds me of Portland, a lot of free-thinking
    • Gladios--drugs are to pay for operations of expropriating natural resourcs and political / econ. warfare
    • The situational ethics of former gladios is bad but gladio C in america is esp bad---because it's solely exploitation and profit
  • Day 243.5. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. This is day 243.5 a little bit shorter hair now
    • So here in Bozeman
    • I'm going to be going to the Red Pill Expo tomorrow and that's all about open-mindedness
    • It's all about being open to a new form of research new form of presentation
    • A new form of open source travel log
    • A new form of open source survey
    • Ty Bollinger I've mentioned him several times about his kind of tour de force around the world about cancer and cancer treatment and talking to different people and all the different people involved in getting first-hand reporting,
    • Rather than just kind of mouthing whatever thethe Rockefeller hospital or the Rockefeller drug company line is
    • And I love the Rockefellers, sort of
    • So that's what this is about
    • It's it's this form of journalism is about accepting the experts that are out there on the internet
    • And their their contributions as they get the contributions of other experts
    • So that's really the form that we're trying to advance here
    • And it's an accelerated form now in the sense that I try to turn things around several times a day
    • So this isn't about me or someone else or this or that or it's me versus some other YouTube pundit
    • That is completely aside from from what's going on here
    • It's really about linking linking experts up who have and also different kinds of experts
    • So someone who's in forensics over here, versus somebody who is a doctor and over here etc
    • All different types of of experts of scientists
    • So that's really what we're talking about
    • So it with regard to today, and all the things that happened today
    • There is a tremendous amount of research going into Pakistan
    • And I don't want to be the guy who Lords it over anyone and says, "oh look at me I proved myself right that you want had this Maersk shipping company they had control the port of Karachi, they had the control of the x-ray machines at Kassim, they were sending these containers over that, had the depleted uranium it had the spent fuel it had the munitions made out of depleted uranium from from Pakistani Ordnance Factory"
    • I don't want to be that guy he gets into this kind of argument with anyone about, "oh I was right about that or you were right or whatever"
    • What I really want to do is introduce the form
    • I want to introduce the process as a better way of getting to truth
    • Because currently with the peepee dossier and the CNN type spokesmodel standing in front of a script and reading a script
    • It's not helping. It's it's actually perverting truth it's not even close to truth
    • So in the peepee dossier is just the best example of that
    • So to my friends who are still in England I say, "hey you guys are doing a great job, and I know running down the Julian Assange is not an easy task. And it's good to see Julian came out and did a quick video today."
    • And all I can say is we were there, and we knocked on the doors, and we tried to get the information
    • And tomorrow, I'm going to be meeting a lot of people that are open thinkers
    • And we're that's what it's all about
    • It's going out and meeting people, and saying, "hey what do you think? And it's not aboutwow I have a monopoly on truth I have a monopoly on wisdom it's not about that.
    • It's about form and it's about content and it's about process
    • It's not about any one individual being smarter or whatever than the other individual
    • And I hope I hope that's clear
    • So I didn't get to do my Richard II quote about this blessed plot this realm this Earth this England but maybe next time
  • Day 244.1. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. It's day 244 this is part 1
    • {{ Noisy }}
    • Of Red Pill Expo
    • Red Pill Expo here in Bozeman, Montana
    • I'm with John Smeissen this morning of World Alternative Media Great media outlet. He said he'd seen my stuff
    • JOHN: Yeah I love your stuff, exposing all the bad guys out there. It's very important. All of your grunt work you do because you're you're really the guy that's going in and digging up the truth for people, so I really love your work. It's a pleasure meeting you
    • G: it's always great meeting a fan or just then you also..now tell me about world alternative media and what do you focus on?
    • JOHN: Well our main focus right now is a focus on economics and ?? politics that's our main focus
    • My background is ?? the reason why I'm here is actually because one of the speakers Robert Kiyosaki I read his book bridge in south florida [rich dad poor dad] and then that brought me down the rabbit hole
    • G: Oh Kiyosaki wrote that? He's the first speaker
    • JOHN: He's the guy that the reason why I'm here and firstly I like to Doug from there and then right nowwe're really growing out liquors returned to reach for more people in Canada actually are our main CEO josh dickersen he actually went and pulled a Prime Minister of Canada globalist scumbag right in blue awful or a media and of course they had made try to make him look at that upon the Buddhist thought upon yeah
    • G: So so there you go Justin Right in your face
    • So "world alternative media"
    • Check them out
    • Thanks very much
    • {{ 911bs: bonus: GEORGE with WAM }}
  • Day 244.2. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. It's day 244 here at Red Pill Expo with Danny Sessoms
    • Dan Sessoms if you don't know him he should he's a radio host you host The Crypto Show, right? About government overreach would you say that?
    • DANNY: Yes Austin Texas we cover cryptocurrency, the gun rights, / surveillance /surveillance everything yeah
    • G: And the reason why I like Danny so much is he also brought Max the Wonder Dog with him. Hi Max. You're traveling to country, meeting people
    • DANNY: Yeah and in my RV. I took off from Austin went through Dallas, Oklahoma, into Denver, Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Havasu, Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Spokane
    • Now I'm here in Bozeman
    • G: Now, could people catch you--still have anything left on your trip?
    • DANNY: Yeah I'm going through Jackson Hole in whatever Wyoming. Then back into Denver before I head back to Austin
    • G: Okay. Well if you didn't catch him you probably go to your website?
    • DANNY: Yeah the crypto show dot com. There's a lot of interviews and stuff there
    • A lot of outreach that we do with with homeless
    • We're feeding the homeless with with crypto currencies
    • And we just help people get involved with cryptocurrencies
    • And we're trying to bank the unbanked, and the biggest section of the unbanked in America is Cannabis industry
    • G: Ahh, I'm a big supporter of as a nationalizing heroin[sic] yeah all right
    • So it's Danny Sessoms. Thanks Dan and Thanks Max
    • {{ 911bs notes: Ok so if you notice above, GOOGLE changed Caption Data of Marijuana to Heroin at 1:30 or so }}
  • Day 244.3. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
    • Okay. This is day 244--This is part 3
    • And here we are at Red Pill as everybody can see and the illusion Red Pill Expo
    • And I like actually going out to the smoke breaks, and finding out who are the people that are coming to the conference, and what they have to say
    • Because they have a message just as important as the people that are speakers
    • I guess that's the bottom line
    • So first one I'd like to introduce is Elias--
    • ELIAS: Elias Alias
    • G: And you thank you for your service in Vietnam first of all
    • ELIAS: Thank you George
    • G: And thank you for setting up the conference in getting Cynthia McKinney here and working so hard with all these different people
    • ELIAS: We're real happy to help people come together, above the false left-right paradigm. Angira Griffin has the formula for that
    • I am a total supporter of Mr. Griffin's work and my organization the mental militia has been up on the internet for 18 years, and we are dealing with psychological operations against the massive programming that has shaped morphed, and forged a false perception in the public mind {{ 911bs: Word. }}
    • So I'm here to soak up all of these speakers--the wonderful people a lot of whom we know their names they've been out there doing things. Just got to love freedom loving, independent individuals, who are willing to give of their life their effort their energies to help America wake up to the perils which obviously now are threatening our way of life
    • G: And hopefully we can stop targeting veterans with opioids as well. Maybe that that could happen.
    • So I'm going to move on, I'm sorry. Thank you Elias
    • And you introduce yourself sir?
    • SHAWN: Hello my name is Shawn Moore.
    • G: And where are you from, Shawn?
    • SHAWN: I'm from Minnesota
    • G: Oh wow, you came a long way?
    • SHAWN: Yes sir.
    • G: And you're a viewer of the channel as Elias is
    • SHAWN: I looked over after lit my cigarette, and I read your name, and I went holy yeah so
    • G: There's George Webb! I didn't know he was so Tall.
    • SHAWN: Another another truth seeker here. And my journey started with this book right here. Gary Kah. I met him at a prophecy conference over ten years ago
    • And so I met at G Edward at the Anarchapulco 2017 a few months ago, and I was amazed by how well informed the community was, with what's really going on
    • So I'm here to soak up some more knowledge and wisdom
    • G: More Knowlege. Now our last guest here's from New Jersey I believe
    • MICHAEL: Yes correct. My name is Michael Mahoney I'm a contractor in New Jersey
    • I came out here today so that I could meet other like-minded people.
    • In my community there's a not a lot of people to speak with that have similar thoughts about what reality actually is
    • And I'm out here to have conversations with those people, because it makes me feel more at home
    • It's difficult sometimes to have conversations about difficult complex subjects with people who don't have in-depth knowledge about some of the matters that we're discussing here today
    • And it's just great to meet other people like yourself George
    • G: Well thank you and what I noticed about you two guys especially as your business owners, you're busy you're trying to build houses, you're trying to do contracting, you don't have a life of leisure, where you just sit on the internet and watch George Webb videos
    • MICHAEL: This was important to go down here you have to know that there's other people out here who believe that there is a hope for Humanity
    • G: Yeah okay and that's alternative media it's about connecting people with people and getting to the truth
    • And I go by a metadata if you if you're actually saying something's happening in New Jersey, and you just saw it this morning
    • That beats somebody in a studio in Atlanta telling you what happened
    • And that's how crowd-sourced journalism works
    • MICHAEL/SHAWN So thanks very much
    • G: That's part three
    • Thank you bye
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2017.06.29 11:25 feedreddit The Governor of Trump’s America

The Governor of Trump’s America
by Tim Alberta via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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She tries to suppress the tears but finally they escape, first to the outer corners of her almond-shaped eyes and then, ever so slowly, filling the 58-year-old creases cradling them. “I had three young girls at home. They were either going to see their mom give up on life and crawl into a hole and just say it’s over, or—I’m sorry.” Kim Reynolds is a fast, energetic talker who doesn’t often come up for air. But now she is searching for the right words. “Or they were going to see their mom fight back, and be healthy, and be a good mom and a good wife again.”
Iowa’s new governor is talking about the day she bottomed out—August 23, 2000, when, according to court records, she was driving south of Des Moines with an open container of alcohol (Black Velvet whiskey, per one local report) and pulled over for operating while under the influence. It was her second drunk-driving arrest in 18 months, and Reynolds, the treasurer of Clarke County (population at the time: 9,133), felt her life spiraling out of control. Sitting in a jail cell that night, “scared to death” because of alcoholism’s grip on her psyche, Reynolds says she prayed: “I can’t do this on my own anymore. I need help.” She got it—from her faith, her family, her protective community and ultimately from a 30-day inpatient program where a bed opened up just in time. When she got out, Reynolds bought a calendar and began crossing off each day with an ‘X’ before falling asleep to record another day on the wagon. She will celebrate 17 years of sobriety this summer—most likely with a bottle of water, her beverage of choice these days.
Reynolds, a peppy grandmother of eight who wears a mean cardigan and a permanent smile, sports a parted wave of short brown hair and sounds a little bit like a character from Fargo. She doesn’t easily conjure images of handcuffs. And given her background, Reynolds is equally unconvincing when cast as the governor of America’s most politically obsessive state. Hailing from sparsely populated southern Iowa, the daughter of a John Deere factory worker, she was a college dropout who eventually found work as a motor-vehicles clerk in the treasurer’s office of Clarke County. Only when the boss unexpectedly retired a few years later did Reynolds think to run for office herself—at the request of her husband, who was tired of her complaints about workplace inefficiencies. She served as treasurer for 14 years, leaving in 2008 after winning a state Senate race that turned ugly with late whispers about the drunk-driving arrests. Her political climb to that point was remarkable, but not compared to what came next: Terry Branstad, the iconic former Iowa governor who was attempting a comeback in 2010, shocked the state’s political elite by plucking the first-term senator from obscurity and putting her on the gubernatorial ticket. They were an odd couple—a gruff, curmudgeonly campaign veteran and a cheerful, cookie-baking newcomer to the state capital—but they won handily, and Reynolds, two years removed from the county treasurer’s office, was suddenly heir apparent to the man who would become the longest-serving governor in American history.
The apprenticeship ended when President Donald Trump chose Branstad, who emerged as a key ally during the 2016 campaign, as his ambassador to China. Reynolds was sworn in as governor May 24, and might quickly become one of the nation’s higher-profile chief executives. She came to the White House on Wednesday for an energy roundtable and found that her seat had been reserved next to the president’s inside the Roosevelt Room. Trump has frequently touted his kinship with the working-class people of Iowa, a theme he emphasized again last week during a visit to Cedar Rapids, and is pushing environmental and deregulatory policies in partnership with the state’s GOP officials. Policy matters aside, Reynolds takes over as the top Republican in a battleground state that Trump won by 9.4 points—a bigger margin than his victory in Texas—and in the first-in-the-nation caucus state where, in the event of a primary challenge, the president’s road to reelection will formally begin in early 2020.
If Reynolds’ selection in 2010 was a surprise, her ascent to the governorship in 2017 was not. Branstad, seeing in her a combination of small-town authenticity and big-city ambition, became enamored with the idea of grooming Reynolds as his successor and helping her shatter the glass ceiling as Iowa’s first female governor. When he won a sixth term in 2014, Branstad hinted to friends that he would step aside early and give Reynolds a head start on her 2018 campaign for governor. Her training was complete: Branstad had plugged her into his political machine, helped her navigate the state’s thorny ideological terrain and handed her crucial responsibilities such as chairing a powerful education task force at home and leading trade missions abroad.
“Reynolds’ role wasn’t one relegated to ribbon-cuttings and pictures with school groups at the Capitol,” says Matt Strawn, the former Iowa GOP chairman whom Branstad also considered as a running mate back in 2010. “Terry Branstad made her an active partner in governing our state.”
Now a month into the job—and having bid adieu this week to Branstad as he departed for Beijing—Reynolds has experienced the highs and lows associated with being the boss. Every decision is under closer scrutiny now, as she learned after flying around the state on an Iowa casino owner’s private plane days after taking office. It was an unforced error—“egregious,” in the words of one ally—that made her sprawling network of longtime Branstad loyalists cringe. But the governor has also received plaudits for some early maneuvers, most notably for nudging into retirement the state’s director of the Department of Human Services on the heels of two Iowa teenagers dying from starvation in high-profile abuse cases.
Her official duties notwithstanding, Reynolds has experienced perhaps the biggest perk for any Iowa elected official: the conspicuous amount of attention paid by ambitious national Republicans. “Oh, it’s unbelievable,” Reynolds says in an interview inside the Iowa Events Center, which is hosting a daylong education and workforce development summit. She had grown accustomed to the face-time with presidential aspirants—“I’ve flipped pork chops with most of them,” Reynolds tells me of the 2016 field, “and my lieutenant governor colleagues were always so jealous”—but this is different. When I ask about her sudden popularity, and whether she’s been fielding an unusual number of phone calls, Reynolds lets out a knowing laugh. “Oh yeah,” she says. “From all of the above. They’re all my friends.”
But before the next class of Republican contenders can line up to kiss the ring—as they did for Branstad three of the past four decades—Reynolds must secure the throne.
It starts with winning a Republican gubernatorial primary that doesn’t project to be terribly competitive. Her only challenger looks to be Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a competent if uncharismatic former state House speaker who won praise for orchestrating the city’s comeback from its devastating 2008 flood. He comes to the race equipped with a potent populist message, comparing Reynolds to Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as “dynastic” candidates who had the blessing of party leaders but generated little enthusiasm among voters. “In Iowa, we like to pick our candidates—we don’t just accept that somebody is anointed,” Corbett tells me in a Des Moines coffee shop, two days after launching his campaign. “If President Trump has showed us anything, it’s that people who are outside the establishment have a chance.”
Branstad bestowed much to his pupil, but not everything is an advantage: Reynolds inherits the power of incumbency, but also the baggage attached to it. For instance, Iowa’s budget is a disaster because of lower-than-projected revenues, the result of tumbling crop commodity prices. With the state borrowing from its reserve fund and Branstad owning the criticisms, there’s an imperative for the new governor to distance herself, ever so delicately, from her former boss.
“As we saw with Hillary Clinton and the criticism that she was seeking a third Obama term, Kim Reynolds is going to have to figure out how to stay connected with Terry Branstad’s people while making clear that she’s not running for his seventh term,” says Eric Woolson, a longtime Iowa GOP operative and former Branstad spokesman.
She will also have to establish her brand: When I ask Reynolds which of the state’s political tribes (evangelicals, tea partiers, libertarians, moderates) she most identifies with, she replied, “My goal is to fit in all those boxes.” When I press her, asking how she defines herself on the ideological spectrum, Reynolds thinks for several moments but says nothing. Finally, her deputy chief of staff Tim Albrecht chimes in: “A conservative.” She laughs. “Well for sure I’m conservative. But I mean, I think people know that, but you need to be careful because you want to bring people together.”
This matter of forging her own identity seems more a political puzzle than an electoral threat. Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, who is neutral in the primary, says Reynolds’ opponent has a “huge, huge uphill battle,” and Corbett himself concedes he is “the underdog,” which is putting it generously. Reynolds, sources say, received an early heads-up of her predecessor’s imminent departure from Des Moines and had months to monopolize the political and financial assets in the state; as a result there are no cracks in Branstad’s vaunted political apparatus, which is now at her disposal.
That’s not the only favor the former governor did his protégé: After years of mounting tension inside the Iowa GOP tent, pitting evangelicals and tea party activists against the state’s center-right governing class, the outgoing governor let the steam out of the kettle this spring by rubber-stamping the most conservative legislative session in memory. With Republicans in control of the House, Senate and governor’s mansion for the first time since 1998, Branstad signed bills to curtail collective bargaining, expand gun rights, ban most abortions after 20 weeks, defund Planned Parenthood and establish new voter ID legislation while reducing the state’s early voting window, among other policy victories for the right.
“I don’t see too much conservative energy out there—this legislative session was one of the best we’ve had in Iowa in my time in politics,” says Steve Deace, a prominent conservative activist and former radio host. He says the Iowa grass roots are lukewarm on Reynolds, but believes the power of her newfound incumbency, coupled with the ideological realignment of the Trump era, makes it difficult for anyone to organize a viable campaign that runs to her right “And now she’s got a primary challenge from the left,” he adds, referencing Corbett. “I think it’s an opportunity for Kim Reynolds to rally conservatives in a way that Terry Branstad never did.”
From Reynolds’ perspective, locking down the base means building an alliance with Trump. The president made a point of name-dropping her twice during his rally in Cedar Rapids—“Kim is going to be a fantastic governor,” he told a raucous audience of nearly 6,000—after they met on the tarmac and toured a local community college. (Reynolds rode with Trump in his limousine, “The Beast,” and at the giddy president’s insistence pounded her fist on an interior window three times to test its indestructibility.) The two politicians could not be more different in tone and temperament, and it might ultimately behoove her to establish some daylight with the polarizing president. But having traveled to all 99 Iowa counties each year, just like her old boss, Reynolds has witnessed the resilience of his base. When I ask if she notices Republican voters tiring of Trump, the governor interrupts me with a vigorous shake of her head. “I’m just not seeing it. There’s still a great amount of support there,” she says. “I think when you get inside the bubble sometimes you forget there are everyday Iowans working to just make a difference and survive and take care of their families. They’re just looking for an opportunity to have a better quality of life. They’re just not focused on Russia and all the chaos and the noise.”
Reynolds has an answer prepared for my related question—has Trump improved the lives of those Iowans?—even though she fails to offer specifics. “We spent six years with an adversary in the White House, and there’s just no other way to say that. They were overregulating, overreaching,” the governor says. “And so I’m so grateful … to have an ally and friend in the White House that wants to give individual states the flexibility to really look at what their needs are and implement their own ideas.” Does she have any frustrations with this administration? “Well,” Reynolds says hesitantly, “I don’t know if it’s my place to critique the president.”
This party-line approach to Trump’s presidency could imperil the second part of Reynolds’ political equation: winning next year’s general election. Mobilization of the Democratic base nationwide is observable and Iowa is no exception, with at least eight candidates expected to seek the nomination for governor. One of the favorites, former state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, argues that Trump—together with the Legislature’s hard right turn this past session—will energize Democrats to bounce back in what she insists is still a battleground state.
“I think this was a national wave that came over Iowa,” McGuire tells me. “I see a purple state. I think what may have happened is what happened with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania—the national wave just rolled over the top of us.”
But there’s a problem for Democrats: What happened in Iowa is nothing like what happened in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Those states were each decided by a fraction of a percentage point; Trump carried Iowa by the most lopsided margin of any battleground state. And whereas other swing states boast diversifying electorates—with higher numbers of non-white, college-educated urban dwellers who overwhelmingly disapprove of Trump—Iowa remains heavily populated by white, non-college-educated rural voters who have proven to be his most loyal constituency.
In this sense, Reynolds didn’t just take over as chief executive of Iowa—she became the governor of Donald Trump’s America, a place where the economic, cultural and demographic stars have aligned in a way that makes it dangerous for any Republican to abandon the president. The upside for Reynolds specifically is that she now leads a state where Democrats, however galvanized by Trump, find themselves on the ropes. The downside: They are desperate for a statement win next November, and see the untested new governor as their best hope.
“The thought on the Democratic side here is, it’s 2018 or bust,” says Pat Rynard, a former state party operative and founder of the liberal blog IowaStaringLine.com. “Either we take back the governor’s mansion or the Democratic Party in this state goes into the wilderness for at least a decade.”
Incumbents become harder to defeat the longer they hold office. As Democratic groups pour money into Iowa next year, implicit in their targeting of Reynolds is the fear that she, if elected to her own term, will become entrenched like Branstad—with deep connections across the state, a political machine of her own and eventually, a protégé to whom she can pass it down. Corbett, for his part, hopes to prevent that same thing from within the Republican camp, and proudly touts term limits as part of his campaign platform. Reynolds tells me she opposes term limits of any kind, but promises that she’s not interested in breaking Branstad’s record of 8,169 days in office as governor. “I don’t know if it’s doable,” she says, shaking her head. “I’m a grandma.”
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2017.06.25 17:40 feedreddit TRUMP declines to blame Obama on FOX -- BILL COHAN on how GARY COHN ‘fell for’ Trump -- KOCH network plans to spend 300-400M in ‘18 -- SPOTTED at MNUCHIN’s wedding -- FIELDS/WEINSTEIN nuptials pool report

TRUMP declines to blame Obama on FOX -- BILL COHAN on how GARY COHN ‘fell for’ Trump -- KOCH network plans to spend 300-400M in ‘18 -- SPOTTED at MNUCHIN’s wedding -- FIELDS/WEINSTEIN nuptials pool report
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Sunday morning. THE PRESIDENT left the White House at 9:16 a.m. “in golf clothes (white shirt, white cap, dark slacks),” per pooler Alexis Simendinger. “Agents are dressed in their khakis and plaid, baggy, short-sleeved shirts--attire accessorized with ball caps. One was just practicing a pantomimed golf swing in the driveway.” … Trump pulled into Trump National Golf Club in Virginia at 9:51 a.m.
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP (@realDonaldTrump) at 8 a.m.: “Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!”
-- NOTE: Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s nominee 334 days ago. Trump beat her 229 days ago.
MICHAEL KRUSE in POLITICO Magazine, “I Found Trump’s Diary -- Hiding in Plain Sight: Legally risky, undiplomatic and sometimes wrong, Trump’s Twitter feed is a document for the ages. And historians don’t want to lose it”: “In the presumed absence, then, of a more traditional version of the form, Trump’s collected tweets comprise the closest thing to a diary this presidency will produce.
“And that is what makes the messages from @realDonaldTrump, almost 800 and counting since January 20, 2017, such a prize to those who care the most about lasting insight into the president and this administration. If @realDonaldTrump was to go dark, and Trump stopped tweeting to his more than 32 million followers, humans and bots alike, the loss from a historical standpoint would be acute.” http://politi.co/2t9dyzX
TRUMP ON “FOX AND FRIENDS” SUNDAY MORNING -- PETE HEGSETH: “Who’s been your biggest opponent? Has it been Democrats resisting? Has it been fake news media? Has it been deep state leaks? What’s -- when you think about it, what holds it up the most? --” … TRUMP: … “One of the things that should be solved, but it probably won’t be, is that the Republicans and Democrats don’t get together. And I’m open arms; but, I don’t see that happening. They fight each other. The level of hostility. In other words, this isn’t just Trump, this has been like this for years. You’ve been doing this for a long time, it’s been like that for a long time. But the level of hostility – as an example, the healthcare bill that you are reporting on and that everybody’s reporting on.”
-- TRUMP WAS TEED UP, BUT DECLINES TO BLAME OBAMA: HEGSETH: “How frustrating is it to have former President Obama there, out there leading the resistance?” TRUMP: “Well I think -- I don’t think he’s leading it. He actually just put out a small statement. I don’t see that leading it. But other people are leading.”
-- TRUMP HITS WARREN … AGAIN: HEGSETH: “How do you overcome that when someone like Senator Warren – Elizabeth Warren literally says ‘People are going to die because of President Trump’s health-care bill’?” TRUMP: “Well I actually think she’s a hopeless case. I call her Pocahontas, and that’s an insult to Pocahontas. I actually think that she is just somebody that’s got a lot of hatred, a lot of anger.”
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK -- “Will Anthony Kennedy step down from the Supreme Court?” by AP’s Mark Sherman: “The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.
“To be sure, Kennedy has given no public sign that he will retire this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick in the first months of his administration. Kennedy’s departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court. But Kennedy turns 81 next month and has been on the court for nearly 30 years. Several of his former law clerks have said they think he is contemplating stepping down in the next year or so. Kennedy and his clerks were gathering over the weekend for a reunion that was pushed up a year and helped spark talk he might be leaving the court.” http://bit.ly/2t5rBWQ
-- KELLYANNE CONWAY on ABC’S “THIS WEEK”: CONWAY: “I will never reveal a conversation between a sitting justice and the president or the White House, but we’re paying very close attention to these last bit of decisions. And I can tell you one thing, just as the president did with Justice Neil Gorsuch, whenever there are vacancies, whenever that happens, he will look for somebody who has fidelity to the constitution, who doesn’t make up the law as they go along, and somebody who has the judicial temperament and a record that's beyond reproach, as did Justice Gorsuch.
“We just hope the next time we can get more than a handful of Democratic senators to vote for our nominee to the Supreme Court and to the federal courts. We’d like a lot more cooperation from our Democratic friends. We know obstruction and resistance is their motto. It's not working. And it’s not working for the American people, Supreme Court nominations and otherwise.”
THE BIG PICTURE -- “The weakest defense in Washington? Saying ‘I don’t recall’,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “Some of President Donald Trump’s closest confidants seem to be suffering from an affliction common in high-stakes White House investigations: memory loss. In his recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee concerning his role in the unfolding Russia saga, Attorney General Jeff Sessions answered questions with some variation of ‘I do not recall’ more than 20 times. Amnesia is often a favorite response from witnesses in criminal and congressional investigations, and it’s often the most truthful reply—but people caught up in scandals can wind up facing perjury or other charges if prosecutors can later show they were intentionally trying to dodge tough questions.” http://politi.co/2t5ihSQ
HOW TIMES CHANGE -- “Freedom Caucus holds fire on Senate Obamacare repeal bill,” by Kyle Cheney and Rachael Bade: “The most hardline conservatives in the House are taking an unusually cautious approach to the Senate's Obamacare replacement, promising to keep an open mind about whatever their colleagues across the Capitol send back. It’s a change in strategy for the House Freedom Caucus. When House leaders first released a health care bill in February, for instance, group members took to television talk shows to pan the plan as ‘Obamacare lite,’ furious that it didn't, in their eyes, do enough to unravel the 2010 health care law.
“They also threatened to withhold their support until changes were made, and later won concessions. For now, those hardball tactics have disappeared. As the Senate looks to pass its own health care legislation this week, those same House conservatives are taking a more measured approach -- even as several conservatives in the Senate are currently balking at the bill.” http://politi.co/2u2UDDF
BUT, BUT, BUT … “Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates,” by WaPo’s Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein: “A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right. The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s broadest source of public health insurance, would represent the largest single step the government has ever taken toward conservatives’ long-held goal of reining in federal spending on health-care entitlement programs in favor of a free-market system.
“That dramatic shift and the bill’s bold redistribution of wealth — the billions of dollars taken from coverage for the poor would help fund tax cuts for the wealthy — is creating substantial anxiety for several Republican moderates whose states have especially benefited from the expansion of Medicaid that the Affordable Care Act has allowed since 2014.” http://wapo.st/2sPOf36
-- WHO TO WATCH: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.).
-- THE PROBLEM: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to have to cajole and lean on moderate and conservative senators to find enough votes. While he may be able to tweak the bill on the margins to bring some of the lawmakers on board -- and lawmakers will be able to add amendments to the underlying bill text -- it’s unclear if he’ll be able to thread the needle for passage next week. As we wrote earlier this week, McConnell is going to put this bill up for a vote no matter what -- he wants lawmakers on the record.
KOCH WATCH -- “Koch network ramps up political spending while trying to push Trump team,” by Kevin Robillard in Colorado Springs, Colorado: “The leadership of the Koch brothers' network is brushing off its occasionally chilly attitude toward President Donald Trump, trying to nudge the administration in its direction as the group’s annual summit began Saturday just after Charles Koch met with Vice President Mike Pence. The network of conservative donors announced Saturday it plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million on politics and policy during the 2018 cycle. …
“The millions from the Koch network and its wealthy allies will boost the Trump administration on some key priorities, especially tax reform and rolling back regulations. It also will help push back against others — especially Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ desire to implement tough-on-crime policies — and working to make Obamacare repeal efforts more conservative. And they could prove critical to Republican efforts to retain the House and expand a majority in the Senate.” http://politi.co/2t9Ii4k
-- “Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative,” by AP’s Steve Peoples: “Tim Phillips, who leads Americans For Prosperity, the Koch network’s political arm, called the Senate’s plans for Medicaid ‘a slight nip and tuck’ of President Barack Obama’s health care law, a modest change he described as ‘immoral.’ ‘This Senate bill needs to get better,’ Phillips said. ‘It has to get better.’” http://apne.ws/2sFaGts
FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Trump allies push White House to consider regime change in Tehran,” by Michael Crowley: “As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, senior officials and key Trump allies are calling for the new administration to take steps to topple Tehran’s militant clerical government. Supporters of dislodging Iran’s iron-fisted clerical leadership say it’s the only way to halt Tehran’s dangerous behavior, from its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its sponsorship of terrorism.
“Critics say that political meddling in Iran, where memories of a 1953 CIA-backed coup remain vivid, risks a popular backlash that would only empower hardliners. That’s why President Barack Obama assured Iranians, in a 2013 speech at the United Nations, that ‘we are not seeking regime change.’ But influential Iran hawks want to change that under Trump. ‘The policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran,’ said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who speaks regularly with White House officials about foreign policy. ‘I don’t see how anyone can say America can be safe as long as you have in power a theocratic despotism,’ he added.” http://politi.co/2tINGIF
-- “Trump’s Team Faces Reality in the Middle East,” by the Times of Israel’s Herb Keinon: “Washington is adopting a much different approach to peacemaking than the previous administration, a sign that it has learned from US President Barack Obama’s mistakes. And the mother of all Obama’s mistakes on the Israeli-Palestinian issue came when -- just a few months after being sworn into office -- he made a very clear demand for Israel to stop all settlement activity, everywhere ... The Trump administration is taking a different approach. It is making no public demands ... And, all the while, it is probing the sides to see what they are – and are not – willing to give, and then trying to see if there are ways to bridge the gaps. And it is doing this all very much behind closed doors, without megaphone diplomacy, without public threats of laying down an American blueprint, or dangling promises of high-profile summits.” http://bit.ly/2u398Y5
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms,” by Reuters’ Lawrence Hurley: “The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their current term. The nine justices are due to rule in six cases, not including their decision expected in the coming days on whether to take up President Donald Trump’s bid to revive his ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries in which an emergency appeal is pending. Of the remaining cases argued during the court’s current term, which began in October, the most eagerly awaited one concerns a Missouri church backed by a conservative Christian legal group. The ruling potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.” http://reut.rs/2s9V9yl
THE JUICE ....
-- SPOTTED AT STEVEN MNUCHIN and LOUISE LINTON’s WEDDING last night at the Mellon Auditorium: President Donald Trump (in black tie) and First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence (who officiated) and Karen Pence, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Reince Priebus and Sally Priebus, DHS Secretary John Kelly, CIA director Mike Pompeo, Interior Secretary Mike Zinke, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Candy Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, White House Counsel Don McGahn and Shannon McGahn, deputy national security advisor Dina Powell and David McCormick ...
... Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, John Paulson, Jim Donovan, Steve Roth, Eddie Lampert, Woody Johnson, Lee Eisenberg, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Tom Barrack, Eli and Jenna Miller, Stephen Miller, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, C. Boyden Gray, Brad and Candice Parscale, Tommy Hicks, Reed Cordish, Rudy Giuliani, Richard and Karen LeFrak and Harrison LeFrak, Bill Paxon and Susan Molinari, Mike Shields and Katie Walsh, Ken Duberstein, Anthony Scaramucci. Seafood was served during cocktail hour, along with filet for dinner and a big white wedding cake. There was lots of beautiful flowers at the wedding, ballerinas performed, bagpipes and then a big band and many people hit the dance floor, according to attendees. Full report from Darren Samuelsohn, Rebecca Morin and Cristiano Limahttp://politi.co/2t8w9MZ … 25 photos on one pagehttp://dailym.ai/2sEIl6A
-- MNUCHIN was spotted with three agents at DCA early this morning -- he was dropping off one of his kids at the airport.
-- WE REPORTED YESTERDAY THAT REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT (D-N.Y.) filed a financial disclosure form that listed a checking account with between $5 million and $25 million. His office said he filed the report in error, and the account has between $1,000 and $15,000. The new report has not yet showed up on the clerk’s website.
SUNDAY BEST -- GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS speaks to SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-N.Y.) on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” -- STEPHANOPOULOS: “Are they going to pass this bill?” SCHUMER: “I think it’s 50-50. First, Democrats, we are doing everything we can to fight this bill because it’s so devastating for the middle class. I think they have, at best, a 50-50 chance of passing this bill. To get three senators to vote no, probably -- you can say yes, you can say no, probably 50-50.”
-- BRIT HUME talks with HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” -- PRICE: “What we’re trying to do here, admittedly, is to thread a needle to make it so that, as the president says, every single American needs to be able to have access to the kind of coverage that they want,” Price said, adding that conversations with Republican holdouts are ongoing. “That’s the nature of the legislative process and that’s what we’ll be working through this week.” More from Patrick Temple-West, whose birthday is todayhttp://politi.co/2t5LvB6
-- DANA BASH speaks with OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH on CNN’S “STATE OF THE UNION” -- BASH -- HE’S OPPOSED TO THE SENATE GOP HEALTH CARE BILL: “OK. So, given the problems that you just laid out, do you think that Senator Portman of Ohio should vote no?” KASICH: “Well, I -- I don’t think the bill's adequate now. And unless it gets fixed, I would -- look, I’m against it. And I’m not against it just because I want to be against it. There’s some things in these bill -- in these bills, in these -- in these provisions that are an improvement. My job, as I see my job as a governor of the state, not as a Republican governor, but the governor of this state, my job is to look not just today, but in the out years, at the impact it's going to have on people who have -- who need help.
“Dana, I was at a restaurant on Friday. And I was at a Wendy’s, actually. And I was -- there was a partition. And I looked over at the people that had gathered there. And there were about, I don’t know, 25 kids. All of them were here in Columbus for Special Olympics. And I looked at them and I thought, are these people being served? Are they going to be served by this bill in the future? My conclusion right now is no.”
-- CHUCK TODD speaks to SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WISC.) on NBC'S "MEET THE PRESS": JOHNSON -- ON HEALTH CARE: "[W]hat I'd like to do is slow the process down, get the information, go through the problem-solving process, actually reduce these premiums that have been artificially driven up because of Obamacare mandates. So let's actually fix the problem. But in the end, I come from manufacturing base. I will look at whatever I'm forced to vote on, and I'll ask myself, 'Is this better tomorrow than where we are today? Is it continuous improvement?' And that's what will guide my decision."
DEEP DIVE -- WILLIAM D. COHAN in August’s Vanity Fair, “The Untold Story of How Gary Cohn Fell for Donald Trump”: “While [Lloyd] Blankfein was recuperating, Cohn seemed to delight in the attention and adulation he received when he filled in for his boss on earnings calls, industry presentations, and media events, such as The New York Times’s DealBook Conference. That’s when, some say, he became overconfident and decided to inquire of several of his fellow board members about becoming C.E.O., even as Blankfein was responding well to his chemotherapy treatments. ‘Gary made a play to replace Lloyd,’ according to a former Goldman partner. It didn’t work. The board was ‘noncommittal’ to Cohn, he continues. ‘There’s a lot of loyalty to Lloyd on the board.’ ...
“The timing was perfect for Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to pounce. He approached Cohn, supposedly at the suggestion of mutual friends. ‘Jared Kushner has always been a little starstruck with Goldman Sachs people,’ says a former Goldman partner who knows him well. ‘He’s always liked that sort of promotional edginess that Goldman Sachs has had, and he’s always liked the reputation that Goldman Sachs has the best people, quote unquote, the smartest, savviest people. The idea, by the way, that Jared was suddenly in a position where he actually had the power to call on and hire and lure a number of people like that to the bench side, if you will, was a very, very intoxicating, enticing, and really kind of exciting thing to him,’ the former partner continues. ‘This was an incredibly sort of convenient and opportune kind of thing that came along for Gary because—whether he was going to Washington or not—Gary was out.’” http://bit.ly/2u3jTd1
MATT VISER in the Boston Globe, “Jared Kushner got his start as Somerville landlord”: “At 19, he was in the training-wheels stage of his career as a developer, learning as he went, making his share of mistakes, acquiring a landlord’s tough edge and cool calculus -- traits he still manifests in the White House. Learning to fix up and flip clusters of low-end apartment buildings, he used Somerville as his own private laboratory. And he passed the first key test -- he made a profit. Of course, he had a headstart. Much as Trump began his career of deals with a multimillion-dollar boost from his father, Kushner started out with his wealthy father acting as senior partner and offering crucial assistance -- including helping secure $9 million in mortgage loans….
“And his efforts paid off -- the properties he bought for $8.3 million sold four years later for $13 million. But Kushner, who did not respond to requests for an interview to discuss his business record in Somerville, also made a number of rookie errors and left numerous angry tenants in his wake. His properties amassed 25 housing complaints over four years, including complaints about overflowing dumpsters, pests, and sewage odors, according to the Globe review. Tenants complained of what they called nonsensical financial dealings. Some renters say they went an entire winter without heat.” http://bit.ly/2t5dGju
WHAT ERIC HOLDER IS READING -- “Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP,” by AP’s David Lieb: “The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines for hundreds of U.S. and state legislative seats. The result, according to an Associated Press analysis: Republicans had a real advantage.
“The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage. It’s designed to detect cases in which one party may have won, widened or retained its grip on power through political gerrymandering. The analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones. Among the two dozen most populated states that determine the vast majority of Congress, there were nearly three times as many with Republican-tilted U.S. House districts.” http://apne.ws/2s5voE7
BUSINESS BURST -- “Facebook Is Going Hollywood, Seeking Scripted TV Programming,” by WSJ’s Joe Flint and Deepa Seetharaman: “Facebook to Hollywood: Let’s do lunch. Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is moving its ambitions in TV-quality video to the front burner, taking meetings and making deals with an eye toward launching a slate of original programming by the end of summer, people familiar with the matter said. In meetings with major talent agencies including Creative Artists Agency, United Talent Agency, William Morris Endeavor and International Creative Management Partners, Facebook has indicated it is willing to commit to production budgets as high as $3 million per episode, people familiar with the situation say.” http://on.wsj.com/2rQ6Omz
BEYOND THE BELTWAY -- POLITICO Magazine’s “America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors”: Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles … Hillary Schieve, Reno, Nev. … Kevin Faulconer, San Diego … Greg Fischer, Louisville, Ky. … Marty Walsh, Boston … Michael Hancock, Denver … Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte, N.C. …Tomás Regalado, Miami, Florida … Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City, Utah ... Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh … Dan Gilbert, the shadow mayor of Detroit. http://politi.co/2sEZm0w
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Palm Beach, Florida:
-- “My Father’s Fashion Tips,” by Tom Junod in GQ: “In 1996, in a piece that was nominated for a National Magazine Award, Tom Junod wrote not only of his dad’s impeccable style but also of the secrets -- and underwear rules -- of a lost generation.” http://bit.ly/2szLZP8
-- “Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World,” by Laurent Ballesta in July’s NatGeo: “Our special report offers a rare look at life beneath the frozen continent -- where penguins, seals, and exotic creatures thrive.”With 15 pix on one pagehttp://on.natgeo.com/2s2rV9e (h/t Blake Hounshell)
-- “Crimson Tidings: The primordial color gets its due,” by Elizabeth Powers in the Weekly Standard: http://tws.io/2rLD4qR (h/t ALDaily.com)
-- “The Wages of War Without Strategy,” by Robert Cassidy and Jacqueline Tame on the Strategy Bridge: “In its wars since 11 September 2001, the United States has arguably cultivated the best-equipped, most capable, and fully seasoned combat forces in remembered history. They attack, kill, capture, and win battles with great nimbleness and strength. But absent strategy, these victories are fleeting. Divorced from political objectives, successful tactics are without meaning.” http://bit.ly/2szMg4p
-- “This Is How Big Oil Will Die,” by Seth Miller in NewCo: “It’s 2025, and 800,000 tons of used high strength steel is coming up for auction. The steel made up the Keystone XL pipeline … [which at] its peak ... carried over 500,000 barrels a day for processing at refineries in Texas and Louisiana. But in 2025, no one wants the oil.” http://bit.ly/2szZhLp
-- “Supertasters Among the Dreaming Spires,” by Dan Rosenheck in 1843 Magazine: “Every Oxford taster is a scientist in one form or another, ranging from endearingly geeky to absurdly so ... Cambridge [tasters] were methodical, precise and pragmatic – much like Cambridge. Whereas Oxford had people who grew up with wine. They’d just taste and say: Oh, that’s obviously Bordeaux.” http://bit.ly/2rLo5NI
-- “Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror,” by The Weekly Standard’s Jonathan V. Last: “Today’s liberalism has become grotesquely mechanistic and authoritarian: It’s all about reducing individuals to a group identity, defining that group in permanent victim terms, and denying others their democratic right to challenge that group and its ideology. Political correctness represents the fossilised institutionalisation of once-vital revolutionary ideas, which have become mere rote formulas.” http://tws.io/2szPMfe (h/t TheBrowser.com)
-- “Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man,” by Martin Corona in Men’s Journal: http://mjm.ag/2tDcVvH
-- “Can We Blame the Mafia on Lemons?” by Cara Giaimo in Atlas Obscura: “Lemon trees need well-fertilised soil, steady water, and protection from wind and extreme temperature, which come at great cost. Trees need to be coddled for seven or eight years before they produce enough lemons to sell. When they do bear fruit, it’s easy enough for people to steal it.” http://bit.ly/2t0xjJl
-- “The 2017 Jefferson Lecture -- Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame” --Martha C. Nussbaum at the Kennedy Center on May 1: “The Greeks and Romans saw a lot of anger around them. But they did not embrace or valorise anger. They did not define manliness in terms of anger, and tended to impute it to women, whom they saw as lacking rationality. However much they felt and expressed anger, they waged a cultural struggle against it, seeing it as destructive of human well-being and democratic institutions.” http://bit.ly/2tDB5X4
-- “About Tomorrow,” by Bruce Wexler in E-Flux: “Human beings differ from other animals with regard to ... post-natal neuroplasticity in two important ways. First, our brains are more immature at birth and susceptible to environmental shaping to a greater degree and for a longer time. Second, humans are the only animals that shape and reshape the environments that shapes their brain. This powerful combination is the basis of cultural evolution, and of most features of human minds, behavior and communities.” http://bit.ly/2sL8uPw
SPOTTED: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday, with a small Secret Service detail, on the Acela out of New York. He got off in Wilmington, rocking a pair of sunglasses, one earbud in and carrying a briefcase -- “looking as relaxed and cool as ever,” per our tipster.
OUT AND ABOUT -- Susan Glasser and Peter Baker hosted a farewell party last night at their house for Indira Lakshmanan and Dermot Tatlow, who are moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, next week as Indira takes up her post as Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at The Poynter Institute for Media.
SPOTTED: German Amb. Peter Wittig and Huberta von Voss-Wittig, Afghan Amb. Hamdullah Mohib and Lael Mohib, Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt, Marty Baron, Andrea Mitchell, Nihal Krishan, Nancy Cook and Christopher Rowland, former Pakistani Amb. Husain Haqqani and Farahnaz Ispahani, Mike Oreskes and Geraldine Baum, former U.S. Ambs. Melanne and Phil Verveer, former U.S. Amb. Steve Sestanovich, Katharine Weymouth, Mark Landler, Julie Davis, David Sanger, Margaret Carlson, Juliet Eilperin, Laura Meckler, Ben Chang, Christina Sevilla and Steve Rochlin, Justin Kenny, Heidi Crebo-Rediker and Doug Rediker, Dana Thomas, Amanda Downes, David Rennie, Jonas Parello-Plesner, Bay Fang, Steve Heuser, Mary Louise Kelly, Manuel Roig-Franzia and Ceci Connolly, Nicole Raben, Denise Couture.
-- SPOTTED at a surprise birthday party last night for Ziad Ojakli at Kellari Taverna on K Street: Sumya Ojakli, Angela Flood, Alison Jones, Mercy and Matt Schlapp, David and Gretchen Hobbs, Bruce Andrews, Pam Thiessen, Nick Calio and Eric Ueland.
-- SPOTTED on the rooftop of The Brixton for a mini-reunion of alumni of the Obama administration NSC: Terry Szuplat, Eric Pelofsky, Dan Schneiderman, Jon Wolfsthal, Yael Lempert, Michael Sessums, Ben Chang, Salman Ahmed, Evan Medeiros, Bernadette Meehan, Meg Doherty, Stacey May, Andrew Scott, Matt Kaczmarek, Brian Nilsson.
SPOTTED at Ron and Sara Bonjean’s annual “Good Pants Ranch Summer Party” yesterday in Purcellville, Va. (a camel made an appearance): Paul Kane, Jo Maney, John Scofield, Dana Bash, Anne Brady, Matt Dornic and Kyle Volpe, Doug Heye, Emily Miller, Fran Decker, Jared Allen and Jackie Kucinich, Kenny Day, Rebecca Haller, Sheldon and Shannon Bream, Matt Wolking, Tom Williams, David and Jenny Drucker, Chris Bond, Dan Ronayne, Tracey and Nick Lintott, Jim Richards and Brian Walsh.
--The RNC held their summer meeting this weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. SPOTTED: Vice President Mike and Mrs. Karen Pence, Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Bob Paduchik, RNC chief of staff Sara Armstrong, Arkansas state chairman Doyle Webb, Ohio state chairwoman Jane Timken, Hunter Wallace and Suhail Khan.
WEEKEND WEDDINGS --MICHELLE FIELDS married JAMIE WEINSTEIN in a ceremony yesterday at the Breakers in Palm Beach. Dinner and dancing was held in the Mediterranean Ballroom overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Fields is a Breitbart and HuffPo alum who now runs JMW Strategies with Weinstein, a commentator and host of “The Jamie Weinstein Show” podcast. They met as reporters at the Daily Caller. They served crab cakes, lobster tail medallions, sliced beef tenderloin, and citrus panko crusted sea bass along with huge ice-cream sundaes (there were also two tomato bars in a pre-dinner reception because Jamie is a big fan of tomatoes). Partiers hoisted Fields and Weinstein in the air during the hora. Colorful performers dancing on stilts also were a hit. The couple is flying out to Europe today on their honeymoon: they’ll visit Italy and Morocco and take a river cruise from Budapest to Munich.
SPOTTED: Juleanna Glover hitting the dance floor early with Christopher Reiter, Benny Johnson shaking hands with Oliver Darcy (who had written critical pieces on IJR), bridesmaids Lauren Hagen, Betsy Woodruff, and Kathryn Lyons, Will Rahn, Taylor Lorenz, Ben Jacobs, Olivia Nuzzi, Asawin Suebsaeng and Liz Brown, Jonathan Swan, Vince and Alison Coglianese, Tim Lim, Josiah Ryan, Matt Lewis andErin DeLullo, Katelyn Rieley Johnson, Alex and Nancy Pappas, Jonathan and Anna Beth Strong, Mike Dunkle, Mitchell Sutherland, Guy Benson, Amber Smith.
--PICS http://bit.ly/2rQjf1Mhttp://bit.ly/2t9fjx9 ... http://bit.ly/2sPQu6Ohttp://bit.ly/2sEZpt2 … First kisshttp://bit.ly/2u3cWJ2 … First dancehttp://bit.ly/2u3enHq … The decadent cakehttp://bit.ly/2sPMqU3
-- Politico reporter (and author of Morning Energy) Anthony Adragna married longtime girlfriend Meghan Cassidy in a ceremony at the historic St. Francis Hall in Northeast D.C. on Saturday evening. Cassidy is a teacher at Gonzaga High School who just graduated from a master’s program at Georgetown. The couple met in summer 2013, hit it off after being set up on a blind date by mutual friends and have been together ever since. Pool report: “The couple exchanged vows outdoors, surrounded by the lush greenery of the historic Renaissance-style hall, built in 1931. The lively reception featured everything from the Isley Brother’s Shout to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and had guests young and old on the dance floor all night long.” Picshttp://bit.ly/2t8YfHp ... http://bit.ly/2t9Pld0
SPOTTED: Heather Caygle and Aaron Lorenzo, Brian Fung and Ryan Kellett, Mikaela Lefrak, Dean Scott and Rachel Leven
--“Kristin Donnelly, Rick Bosh” -- N.Y. Times: “The bride, 36, is a White House producer in Washington for NBC News. She graduated from Syracuse. ... The groom, 36 and known as Rick, is a producer for ‘Andrea Mitchell Reports’ on MSNBC. He graduated from Southern Methodist University. ... The couple met in March 2010 when they worked as producers for day programming at MSNBC.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2u2PMlS
--“Pia Carusone, Leanne Pittsford”: “Ms. Carusone, 37, is a political consultant and a senior adviser to Americans for Responsible Solutions, a Washington-based gun violence prevention organization, founded by Gabrielle Gifford and Mark Kelly. Ms. Carusone was until June 2012 the chief of staff to Ms. Giffords, then an Arizona congresswoman. Ms. Carusone is also a founder of Republic Restoratives Distillery, which is also in Washington and makes vodka, bourbon and rye whiskey. She graduated from Bard College and is now a governor of the school’s alumni association. ... Ms. Pittsford, 36, is the chief executive of Start Somewhere, a company in Washington that operates Lesbians Who Tech and two other programs aiming to increase diversity in the technology sector. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and received a master’s degree in education with a concentration on equity and social justice from San Francisco State University.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2t8yfvQ
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Kirsten Hughes, chair of the MassGOP (hat tip: Natalie Boyse)
BIRTHDAYS: WSJ and POLITICO alum Patrick O’Connor, now with CGCN Group, is 41 ... CNN’s Betsy Klein ... Josh Lahey, principal of the Podesta Group, who once hiked all 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail starting in Georgia and ending in Maine … Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 63 ... civil rights activist James Meredith is 84 ... Anthony Bourdain is 61 ... Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s tax policy maven, moving to NYC this fall to teach tax law at NYU (h/t Alex Levy) ... tech guru Laurent Crenshaw, YELP’s director of public policy, is 37 --he celebrated Friday evening at a pop-up party inside of the National Union Building on 9th and F st NW with some of Capitol Hill’s finest (h/t Stewart Verdery) ... Politico’s Patrick Temple-West ... N.Y. Post’s Reuven Fenton ... Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) is 65 ... Dan Meyers, VP at DCI Group ... John Randall, VP of digital at CRAFT ... Robert Harvey ... Jackie Bradford, pres and GM of NBC4 in DC ... Danielle Doheny is 3-0 ... CBS and Reuters alum Corbett Daly, bro of Uncles Matthew and Brendan ... AP alum John Heilprin, now senior journalist and editor for the int’l service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corp. ... Ambassador Melanne Verveer ... Tita Freeman ... Alan McQuinn ... former Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.) is 72 ...
... Scott Zumwalt, senior director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, is 33 … Alan McQuinn, ITIF's research analyst (h/t Samantha Greene) ... John Randolph Thornton, author of the novel “Beautiful Country,” is 26 ... John Meyer ... Dan Spinelli ... Eric Litmer ... Taylor Haulsee ... Alberto “Beto” Cardenas of Vinson & Elkins ... Abbie Sorrendino of Senate Rules …Gretchen Yelmini … Bryan Bernys ... IAVA alum John Alexander Nicholson ... Mike Gehrke … Jon Carson … Summer Oesch … Jason Stephany … Martha Vukelich-Austin … Marc Caplan … Mora Segal … Heidi Johnson (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … James Michael Thornberry ... Hank Greenwald, famed for his long run as the SF Giants baseball play-by-play man ... Ted Pease is 62 ... Carly Simon is 72 ... Phyllis George is 68 ... Ricky Gervais is 56 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.17 16:48 feedreddit TRUMP to go to CAMP DAVID -- POTUS ‘yelling at television sets’ in the W.H., expanding his legal team -- POTUS discloses wealth and income from Mar-a-Lago -- Scalise shooter had list of lawmakers on him -- B’DAY: Newt

TRUMP to go to CAMP DAVID -- POTUS ‘yelling at television sets’ in the W.H., expanding his legal team -- POTUS discloses wealth and income from Mar-a-Lago -- Scalise shooter had list of lawmakers on him -- B’DAY: Newt
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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BREAKING -- NYT: "Judge in Bill Cosby Case Declares a Mistrial": "The judge presiding over the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial declared a mistrial Saturday after jurors reported being hopelessly deadlocked. The exhausted jurors had been deliberating since Monday, sometimes for as much as 12 hours a day. The mistrial, which Mr. Cosby’s lawyers had supported, means that prosecutors will need to decide whether to retry Mr. Cosby on the charges at a later date." http://nyti.ms/2rGZuZD
TODAY’S MUST READ -- AN ORAL HISTORY from KYLE CHENEY, HEATHER CAYGLE and ELANA SCHOR in POLITICO Magazine -- “‘Somebody’s Trying to Kill Me’: Five terrifying minutes on a baseball field, in the words of the people who were there.” http://politi.co/2sAA3Nq
Good Saturday morning. Today is the 45th anniversary of the Watergate break in. THE PRESIDENT’S MOOD -- AP’s Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire: “Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit — and potentially end — his presidency.” http://apne.ws/2sc8GbV
-- WHAT MIGHT KEEP THE PRESIDENT UP AT NIGHT: “Mueller’s staff grows to 13, with ‘several more in the pipeline,’” by Darren Samuelsohn: “Special counsel Robert Mueller has added 13 attorneys -- with more still to come -- as his investigation quickly expands beyond potential collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign with Russia to potential obstruction of justice case by the president. ... [The] prosecution team [has] experience going after everything from the Mafia and Enron to al Qaeda and President Richard Nixon.” http://politi.co/2sDRvS8
-- HOW HE’S EXPANDING HIS LEGAL TEAM: “Trump hires another high-profile lawyer as FBI probe heats up,” by Josh Dawsey: “John Dowd, who investigated Pete Rose for Major League Baseball and represented John McCain during the Keating Five Scandal, among other high-profile clients, has joined the president’s legal team, according to two people familiar with the pick. Dowd declined to comment Friday. The addition of Dowd, a 76-year-old former prosecutor who has practiced law in Washington for decades, adds an experienced hand in the investigation. He joins Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s longtime New York lawyer, Jay Sekulow and Mark Bowe, who works with Kasowitz.” http://politi.co/2sDRldf
-- WHAT HE’S DOING WITH HIS POWER:“5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking: Week 2,” by Danny Vinik: “1. U.S. and China make nice on beef, dairy and poultry ... 2. Education Department targets Obama-era student protections ... 3. The Pentagon flexes its muscles ... 4. VA civil service reforms heads to Trump’s desk ... 5. New food labels? Not so fast.” http://politi.co/2tbw0F2
-- WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS: “White House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections,” by Foreign Policy’s Kate Brannen, Dan De Luce, and Paul McLeary: “A pair of top White House officials is pushing to broaden the war in Syria, viewing it as an opportunity to confront Iran and its proxy forces on the ground there, according to two sources familiar with the debate inside the Donald Trump administration. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council, and Derek Harvey, the NSC’s top Middle East advisor, want the United States to start going on the offensive in southern Syria, where, in recent weeks, the U.S. military has taken a handful of defensive actions against Iranian-backed forces fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Their plans are making even traditional Iran hawks nervous, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, who has personally shot down their proposals more than once, the two sources said.” http://atfp.co/2tdq4f0
-- WHERE HE’S SPENDING HIS SATURDAY: “From regal to rustic, Trump heads to Camp David for weekend,” by AP’s Catherine Lucey: “President Donald Trump is picking simple over swanky this weekend. Nearly five months into his presidency, Trump is heading to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, for the first time. A frequent weekend traveler, Trump has favored his palatial residences in Florida and New Jersey over the wooded hideaway used by many presidents for a break from Washington. No one expects the luxury-loving leader to make this a regular thing. After all, Trump told foreign newspapers earlier this year that Camp David was ‘very rustic’ and ‘you know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.’” http://apne.ws/2tyun3D
TRUMP is expected to leave for Camp David sometime this morning.
-- HOW HE’S SO RICH: “Trump reports assets of at least $1.4 billion in financial disclosure,” by Theo Meyer and Matt Nussbaum: “The Trump International Hotel, which opened last year just blocks from the White House in a building leased from the federal government, brought in nearly $20 million in revenue for the president, according to Trump’s latest financial disclosure, released by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Friday. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, which he visited often in the early months of his presidency, raked in $37 million – up from $30 million in the report Trump filed last year and about $16 million in the report filed two years ago.
“Sales of Trump’s ‘The Art of the Deal’ brought in as much as $1 million for Trump, compared to the less than $100,000 in royalties that Trump reported in his 2016 filing. And sales of Trump’s book ‘Crippled America’ brought in up to another $5 million. Trump reported assets of at least $1.4 billion and income of at least $596.3 million in the 2016 calendar year and the early months of 2017. He reported owing at least $310 million to various financial institutions, including at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank.” http://politi.co/2tduBOt
--HOT DOC: Trump’s financial disclosure http://bit.ly/2rCqr5H
DARREN SAMUELSOHN: “Escalating investigation puts Trump and his staff at legal odds”: “The legal interests of President Donald Trump and his aides are dramatically diverging as special counsel Robert Mueller expands his probe into possible obstruction of justice – and as the president ratchets up his attacks on the investigators. While Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, recently told White House staffers they can rely on him, rather than hire their own lawyers, some of the people closest to Trump aren’t taking that advice. … More White House staffers are likely to hire lawyers and splinter off as the president’s response to the investigation grows increasingly aggressive.” http://politi.co/2sAqH4i
CORRECTION OF THE DAY -- WaPo: “A May 19 Page One article about investigations into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign incorrectly quoted President Trump. Speaking in the wake of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein’s decision to appoint a special counsel, Trump said, ‘I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt, and there is no collusion between -- certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself and the Russians. Zero.’ He did not say, ‘I can only speak for myself and the Russians.’”
SCARY -- “Alexandria Gunman Carried List With Names of 3 Republican Lawmakers,’ by NYT’s Adam Goldman: “The gunman who targeted Republican congressmen this week at a baseball field in suburban Washington was carrying a list with the names of at least three lawmakers, and had pictures of the ballpark stored on his cellphone, two law enforcement officials said on Friday. One of the officials said there were no explicit threats written on the list that was found on the body of James T. Hodgkinson, who was killed on Wednesday morning in a shootout with the police in Alexandria, Va., after he took aim at Republican lawmakers preparing for a charity baseball game against congressional Democrats.
“The official said the list included at least three names:Representatives Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Trent Franks of Arizona, according to the two officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the shooting remained under investigation.
“Both officials said Mr. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., had also taken pictures of the ballpark, nestled in a mostly liberal neighborhood seven miles south of the nation’s capital. For several weeks, Mr. Hodgkinson had hung out at a Y.M.C.A. center located next to the ballpark, using its locker room facilities and sitting for hours in the lobby while on his laptop. Authorities believe he was living out of a van since leaving Illinois in March; his brother said he was in the capital region to protest President Trump.
“The morning of the shooting, Mr. Hodgkinson approached Mr. Duncan in an adjacent parking lot and asked for the political affiliation of the lawmakers on the playing field. ‘I told him they were Republicans,’ the lawmaker recalled. ‘He said, ‘O.K., thanks,’ turned around.’” http://nyti.ms/2slNsql
-- THE DAILY CALLER’s Peter Hassoon originally broke this story. http://bit.ly/2tyCQE0
-- THIS WILL ONLY ESCALATE the discussion about ramping up security for members of Congress.
FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Seven sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with container ship in Japan,” by Reuters’ Toru Hanai and Megumi Lim in Yokosuka, Japan: “U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald sailed back to its base in Yokosuka, with seven of its sailors still missing after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship more than three times its size in eastern Japan early on Saturday. … Search and rescue efforts by U.S. and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels were continuing for the seven missing sailors, the Navy said. Their names are being withheld until the families have been notified, it said.” http://reut.rs/2scminK
2020 WATCH -- “How Jason Kander Won by Losing,” by Isaac Dovere in Manchester, N.H.: “Jason Kander was wearing a mic pack here as he wandered around the Puritan Backroom, chatting with local activists and politicians at the Manchester Democratic Club chicken dinner. A videographer, who followed him around as he moved from table to table, was being paid out of his campaign account. Kander’s Senate race ended seven months ago. He lost. …
“The 36-year-old Kander — who came shockingly close to ousting Missouri’s Republican Sen. Roy Blunt last November despite Hillary Clinton’s blowout loss in the state—has been a man in demand the last seven months, starting with a major Iowa progressive group that reached out after the election to ask him to come to its holiday party. He drew a slightly bigger crowd than Bernie Sanders had at the same event two years earlier. He’s kept doing presidential-ish travel and generating presidential-ish buzz, though the highest office he’s ever held is secretary of state—of Missouri.
“‘All I can tell you is what people say when they invite us,’ Kander said, sitting down for an interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast. ‘They say that they want me to come talk about the future of the party, how we were able to run 16 points ahead.’” http://politi.co/2rBZheX … Listen and subscribe to Off Messagehttp://apple.co/2nEa7y0
HMM -- “Democratic 2020 contenders? Voters haven’t heard of them,” by Steven Shepard: “President Donald Trump’s poor poll numbers have dozens of Democrats reportedly considering challenging him in 2020. But voters haven’t heard of the vast majority of them. According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that tested voters’ views of 19 potential Democratic presidential candidates — a list that includes eight senators, five governors, one congressman, a big-city mayor and a failed Senate candidate — most of the prospects are unknown among at least half the electorate. Since the next presidential election won’t start in earnest for at least 18 months, that leaves a limited time for no-name candidates to build name recognition and familiarity among voters.” http://politi.co/2tyjmzi
IMPORTANT READ -- “Trump threatens to break the glass on DOJ succession plan,” by Annie Karni: “An abstract, in-case-of-emergency-break-glass executive order drafted by the Trump administration in March may become real-world applicable as the president, raging publicly at his Justice Department, mulls firing special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Since taking office, the Trump administration has twicerewritten an executive order that outlines the order of succession at the Justice Department -- once after President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his travel ban, and then again two months later. The executive order outlines a list of who would be elevated to the position of acting attorney general if the person up the food chain recuses himself, resigns, gets fired or is no longer in a position to serve.
“In the past, former Justice Department officials and legal experts said, the order of succession is no more than an academic exercise -- a chain of command applicable only in the event of an attack or crisis when government officials are killed and it is not clear who should be in charge. But Trump and the Russia investigation that is tightening around him have changed the game.” http://politi.co/2sJnRdC
KNOW HER NOW -- RACHEL BRAND PROFILE – “The Obscure Lawyer Who Might Become the Most Powerful Woman in Washington: If the deputy attorney general resigns or gets fired, oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation would fall to the Justice Department’s No. 3, Rachel Brand,” by Philip Shenon in POLITICO Magazine: “Brand has enjoyed a glittering career, one that marked her early for a top job at the Justice Department in a Republican administration. Raised with three siblings on an Iowa farm, she graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and, three years later, from Harvard Law School. ... Brand was part of the legal team representing Bush in the Florida vote recount in 2000. She went on to be hired as a Supreme Court clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy before joining Bush’s Justice Department. There, she helped shepherd the Supreme Court nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito. In 2011, Brand became a top lawyer for the United States Chamber of Commerce, dealing with regulatory issues.” http://politi.co/2sAEacw
SCOOP -- “House Russia investigators want to bring in Trump digital director,” by CNN’s Tom LoBianco: “House Russia investigators are planning to call on Brad Parscale, the digital director of President Donald Trump’s campaign, as the congressional and federal probes dig into any possible connections between the Trump digital operation and Russian operatives. ... The House Russia investigation is planning to send an invite to Parscale soon, as they begin scheduling witnesses over the summer … The Senate intelligence committee is also interested in how Russian bots were able to target political messages in specific districts in critical swing states, although it is not clear if Parscale will be called before the Senate panel as well.” http://cnn.it/2tyo2oX
BOB COSTA ON GEORGIA’S SIXTH -- “Trump’s shadow and stalled GOP agenda loom over close Georgia race”: “The unfolding drama over Russian meddling in the 2016 election and President Trump’s handling of ensuing investigations has transfixed Washington — and bored Mather Lindsay.
“‘Probably a little overdone,’ Lindsay, a 46-year-old economistand father of three girls, said during lunch this week at the Salt Factory Pub. What grabbed Lindsay’s attention was the GOP’s stalled legislative agenda -- in particular, the promised overhauls of the tax code and the nation’s health-care law. ‘Trump’s self-inflicted wounds are my biggest disappointment,’ Lindsay said. ‘He has squandered a huge opportunity to get all that done.’ ‘Someone,’ he added, ‘needs to take his Twitter away.’
“Republicans in this wealthy community on the outskirts of Atlanta -- and in traditionally right-leaning suburbs nationally -- are facing a reckoning. So far, they have been willing to stomach a torrent of Trump outbursts and worrying twists in the Russia probes, but they are beginning to wonder if their patience is worth it. A crucial test of that patience will come Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, home not only to well-educated, mostly white Republicans but also to what has become the most expensive House race in history.” http://wapo.st/2sAxQBE
LIFEVEST -- “Sources: Federal officials vetting [Sam] Brownback for position in Trump administration,” by Kansas City Star’s Bryan Lowry and McClatchy’s Lindsay Wise: “Two close associates of Brownback confirmed to The Star that they were interviewed by federal officials about the governor’s character and qualifications last month. And a congressional source said people close to the governor and senior officials at the White House have said that it’s a matter of when, not if, he gets a post. ... [T]he appointment ... will most likely be with the U.S. State Department.” http://bit.ly/2smk1EK
NOT SO FAST -- “DACA still ‘under review,’ Trump administration says,” by Ted Hesson: “The future of an Obama-era deportation relief program remains undecided, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. The announcement was meant to clarify the department’s position on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows nearly 788,000 undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits and live in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
“‘The future of the DACA program continues to be under review with the administration,’ a DHS spokesperson said in a written statement. ‘The president has remarked on the need to handle the issue with compassion and with heart.’ DHS felt compelled to issue a statement on the program’s fate after POLITICO and other outlets reported Thursday on guidance posted to the DHS website that suggested DACA would remain on firm footing under the Trump administration.” http://politi.co/2rGPkIE
MICHAEL GRUNWALD in Camageuy, Cuba: “Trump’s Strange Retreat from Cuba”: http://politi.co/2sEbmAD
HOW MEGYN KELLY WOOED ALEX JONES -- “Alex Jones Scoops Megyn Kelly And Proves The Media Isn’t Ready For The Trolls,” by BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel: “At 3 a.m. Friday, Infowars delivered on part of its promise and published a 30-minute video to YouTube containing roughly 10 minutes of Kelly’s pre-interview where she’s attempting to get Jones to agree to the interview. In the tape, Kelly repeatedly reassures Jones she intends to be fair. ‘You’ll be fine with it,’ she can be heard saying. ‘I’m not looking to portray you as a bogeyman ... The craziest thing of all would be if some of the people who have this insane version of you in your heads walk away saying, “You know, I see the dad in him. I see the guy who loves those kids and is more complex than I’ve been led to believe.”” http://bzfd.it/2rqawmR
--“What Megyn Kelly says in leaked audio from Alex Jones” – Media Matters: http://mm4a.org/2tyHbXQ
-- TV NEWSER: “Connecticut NBC Station Won’t Air Megyn Kelly Interview with Alex Jones”: MEMO FROM THE NETWORK: “Whenever there is news regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy, we know that the pain resurfaces for our community, our viewers and for you, our colleagues at WVIT. Over the last few days, we have listened intently to Sandy Hook parents, our viewers and importantly, to you. We have considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal. Because those wounds are understandably still so raw, we have decided not to air this week’s episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly. We will continue our local coverage, including a special report on our Sunday 11pm newscast, which includes Sandy Hook parents, Governor Malloy and others who work to affect change around violence and mental illness. For those in our viewing area who still wish to see the show, it will be available Monday on NBCNews.com.” http://bit.ly/2rCamwO
TV TONIGHT -- MSNBC is re-airing at 9 p.m. “All the President’s Men Revisited,” a documentary on the Watergate scandal on the 45th anniversary of the infamous break-in at the DNC.
CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,”edited by Matt Wuerker -- 16 keepers http://politi.co/2rES09B
GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
--“How the Saudi-Qatar Rivalry, Now Combusting, Reshaped the Middle East The Interpreter,” by The Upshot’s Max Fisher: “Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the crown prince of Qatar ... believed Qatar could find security only by transforming itself from Saudi appendage to rival. But how? The audacious plan he put in motion set off something of a regional cold war, in time remaking not just the politics of the oil-rich Persian Gulf, but also those of the entire Middle East, culminating in last week’s crisis.” http://nyti.ms/2twiH1h
--“Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit,” by Rachel Aviv in The New Yorker: “DNA evidence exonerated six convicted killers. So why do some of them recall the crime so clearly?” http://bit.ly/2rzORwG
--“What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race,” by Dalton Conley and Jason Fletcher in Nautilus magazine: “Setting the scientific record straight on race, IQ, and success.” http://bit.ly/2sHZwoO
--“The Food Stamp Program Is An Overwhelming Success. That Might Also Be Its Downfall,” by HuffPo’s Arthur Delaney: “Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress could cut benefits for millions.” http://bit.ly/2tweivF
--“Rigged,” by Brett Murphy in USA Today: “Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.” https://usat.ly/2sBKe51
--“Knowing Me, Knowing Me,” by Sarah Ditum in the Literary Review, reviewing “Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed & What It’s Doing to Us,” by Will Storr: “Each of us ... has an internal ‘storyteller’. This is a narrative voice that turns the daily barrage of experience into a comprehensible arc of actions and reactions, positioning us as the hero of the story. The trouble is, this voice is a dangerous liar. It tells us that we are good and rational and that other people are venal and flawed. And in a world that defines a good person as high-achieving, high-status, slim and attractive, sometimes the strain of maintaining the story is too much.” http://bit.ly/2s9YS1Z (h/t ALDaily.com)
--“A Sociology of the Smartphone,” by Adam Greenfield in Longreads, in an excerpt of “Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life”: “Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition.” http://bit.ly/2roRRYA ...$19.19 on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2sBGznU
--“Ray Spencer Didn’t Molest His Kids. So Why Did He Spend 20 Years in Prison for It?” by Maurice Chammah in Esquire: “Matt and Katie accused their father of sexual abuse. Then they started to question their memories.” http://bit.ly/2sC8nsh
--“How America Lost the War on Drugs,” by Ben Wallace-Wells in Rolling Stone in Dec. 2007: “After thirty-five years and $500 billion, drugs are as cheap and plentiful as ever. An anatomy of a failure.” http://rol.st/2twr2Ca (h/t Longform.org)
--“When Neurology Becomes Theology,” by Robert A. Burton in Nautilus magazine: “The pursuit of the nature of consciousness, no matter how cleverly couched in scientific language, is more like metaphysics and theology. It is driven by the same urges that made us dream up souls and afterlife. The human urge to understand ourselves is eternal, and how we frame our musings depends upon prevailing cultural mythology. In a scientific era, we should expect philosophical and theological ruminations to be couched in the language of physical processes.” http://bit.ly/2royVJj
--“Jungle Law,” by William Langewiesche in May’s Vanity Fair: “In 1972, crude oil began to flow from Texaco’s wells in the area around Lago Agrio (‘sour lake’), in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Born that same year, Pablo Fajardo is now the lead attorney in an epic lawsuit—among the largest environmental suits in history—against Chevron, which acquired Texaco in 2001. Reporting on an emotional battle in a makeshift jungle courtroom, the author investigates how many hundreds of square miles of surrounding rain forest became a toxic-waste dump.” http://bit.ly/2rEYwx3
GREAT WEEKEND LISTEN, curated by Jake Sherman:
-- MY FIRST Phish show was 13 years ago today at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn. http://bit.ly/2tduxhH
SPOTTED: HHS Secretary Tom Price yesterday sitting in first class on the 7:23 p.m. Delta flight to Atlanta from DCA
OUT AND ABOUT: Ambassador of Jordan to the U.S. Dina Kawar hosted an Institute for Education media and tech dinner last night at her residence, which overlooks Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s household in Kalorama. WaPo’s Tory Newmyer was the special guest for the night and “discussed regulation, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the lack of civility hindering the completion of mutually agreed regulatory reform,” according to an attendee. Coach Kathy Kemper, founder and CEO of IFE, thanked the ambassador for hosting, and noted that Kawar has been decorated by four countries, Jordan, Holy Sea, France and Portugal. SPOTTED: John Paul Farmer, David Edelman, Alex Hoehn-Saric, Grace Koh, Seamus Kraft, Hud Batmanglich and Jim Valentine.
TRANSITIONS -- Jennifer Lackey is now parliamentarian for the House Financial Services Committee. She was most recently legislative director for Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), and previously worked for Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and the House Judiciary Committee. ... Prime Policy Group has hired Blaine Nolan as its deputy chief of staff. She was previously director of scheduling for Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).
BIRTHDAYS: Tory Burch (Nolita tips: Dina and Autumn) … GW athletic director Patrick Nero … Desiree Barnes ... Newt Gingrich is 74 … Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives, is 43 ... Scooter Braun is 36 (h/ts Jewish Insider) … Matt Canter, SVP at Global Strategy Group, is 37 ... Matt Miller, partner at strategic advisory firm Vianovo (h/t Jon Karl) … Politico’s Alex Weprin ... Chris Bedford, editor in chief at The Daily Caller News Foundation, vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, “Kansas City Barbeque Society judge & bartender extraordinaire,” per his Twitter, is 31 (h/ts Benny, Danza) ... Airbnb’s Maxwell Nunes, an HFA alum ... Christina Wilkie Sumner ... Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) is 71 ... Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) is 48 … Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) are 59 ... CNN White House producer Allie Malloy (h/t Kevin Bohn) ... Jordan Wells, military LA for Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), is 27, celebrating on a CODEL with the boss (h/t Ben Goodman) ... Chad Clanton is 46 ... Competitive Enterprise Institute President Kent Lassman ... Diane Blagman of Greenberg Traurig ... Jon Leibowitz, former FTC chairman, now with Davis Polk & Wardwell (h/ts Jon Haber) ... Gabe Horwitz ... Chris Garcia, acting national director of the Minority Business Development Agency (h/t Paris Dennard) ... Samuel Garrett-Pate, account executive at comms firm RALLY, is 25 (h/t Mackenzie Long) ... Katie Lingle, deputy press secretary for Sen. Thune’s personal office (h/t Ryan Wrasse) ... Kevin McCarthy intern Boris Abreu is 2-0 (h/t Uncle Rob) ...
... Katie Grant, comms. director and senior advisor for House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer … Nate Thomas … June Shih, the pride of Alexandria, Va. (hubby tip: Josh Gerstein) … Paul Steinhauser, NH1 political director, anchor and reporter, and CNN alum … former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is 68 ... Scott Thuman, chief political correspondent for WJLA and Sinclair Broadcast Group ... Szabolcs Panyi ... Nicole Domenica Sganga ... Lee Newton Rhodes ... Kerri Chyka ... Emily Adams ... PBS NewsHour’s Jaywon Choe (h/t Simone Pathe) ... John Dimos ... Rose Gault ... Michael McLendon ... Michael Grisso ... Nicole Auerbach ... Linda Chavez … Craig Roberts, CoS for Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) ... environmental consultant Miro Korenha is 3-0, celebrating with new husband Kurt and visiting parents (hubby tip: Kurt Bardella) ... Pat Bauer … Joyce Johnson ... Rob Johnson ... Joni Klaassen (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Chris Jennings … Aaron Harrison ... Melissa Sabatine ... Jeffrey Grimshaw ... Priscilla Jones Stanzel ... Robert Becker is 49 ... Janice R. Lachance ... Katie Koenen Wright ... David Dolkart ... Barry Manilow is 74 ... Thomas Haden Church is 56 ... Greg Kinnear is 54 ... tennis player Venus Williams is 37 ... Kendrick Lamar is 3-0 (h/ts AP)
THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:
--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) … Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) … Jay Sekulow
--CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) … Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) … member of Donald J. Trump’s legal team Jay Sekulow. Panel: Slate and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie, CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru and The Washington Post’s Phil Rucker
--CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) … Jay Sekulow … Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Panel: Bakari Sellers, Rick Santorum, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)
--“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) … Jay Sekulow … Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Panel: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, Lisa Boothe, Juan Williams … “Power Player” of the week with Comfort Cases founder Robert Scheer
--ABC’s “This Week”: Guests to be announced
--Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) … Newt Gingrich (whose birthday is today) … Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) … Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas). Panel: Ed Rollins and Mary Kissel
--Fox News’ “MediaBuzz”: Erin McPike … Guy Benson … Michael Tomasky … Susan Ferrechio … Rich Lowry … Dan Abrams … Carley Shimkus
--CNN’s “Inside Politics”: Panel: Karoun Demirjian, Abby Phillip, Jeff Zeleny and Phil Mattingly. (Substitute anchor: CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson)
--CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: Panel: Matt Schlapp, Alex Conant, Kaitlan Collins, Steve Deace and Sally Kohn … Mo Ryan and BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel … Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) … Oliver Stone
--Univision’s “Al Punto”: Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales … White House Director of Policy and Interagency Coordination Carlos Diaz-Rosillo … former Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) … Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló
--C-SPAN: “The Communicators”: Walt Mossberg …“Newsmakers”: Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), questioned by Politico’s Connor O’Brien and CQ Roll Call’s Kellie Mejdrich …“Q&A”: David Garrow (“Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama”)
--Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher or listen at http://bit.ly/2omgw1D): Author and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Adm. James Stavridis.
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2017.03.01 03:01 911bodysnatchers322 PART 1: Cliff Notes, "Where is Eric Braverman?"

Intro
Eric Braverman, former CEO of the Clinton Foundation is allegedly a missing person[1][2/(((snopes)))]
The interest in this figure stems from the Wikileaks Podesta Emails, in which we discovered that Eric Braverman went to the press, and told them to "follow the money" to find out the true crimes of the Clinton Foundation. Follow the money will lead you to the arms, that will lead you to the oil[1].
In an email conversation between Neera Tanden and John Podesta, Tanden warns John Podesta to “keep tabs on Doug Band” who she assumed was the insider who told NBC to “follow the money and find the real HRC scandal". Podesta replied with the true identity of the mole: Eric Braverman.[2]
A member of wikileaks and mentor of Assange's strangely dies on Oct 22 and Braverman allegedly went to the Russian embassy for asylum. This is unconfirmed (correct me if I'm wrong). We haven't heard from him since. Although there seems to be some small evidence an email between his account and another his husband, uncovered by George Webb, that indicates he's in hiding.
George Webb's thesis is that Hillary, Petraus, Biden, a "senators' oil club" and Hillary Loyalists such as John Podesta used their political influence and close tetherings to people in the intelligence community / national security council, the US military, defense contractors to run a "counterterrorism" proxy war in Syria (Isis) using funding stolen from a toppled and politically-controlled Libya, to build a pipeline from Saudi to Turkey, as a large Gladio-like NATO conspiracy to overthrow Assad , lean on Turkey to force a pipeline to Europe through their country to Greece, using the Clinton Fountation, political elitists and international banks to launder money and make covert deals.
Generally speaking, this exposition of NATO criminal empire building has been similarly explored by Sibel Edmonds of user-funded startup NewsBud in collaboration with James Corbett of user-funded CorbettReport.com in their description of so-called "Gladio II". Please consider supporting all three researchers so they can continue doing their important research.
Cliff Notes to "Where is Eric Braverman?
  • [Day 53].
    • The five steps Hillary had planned with Petraeus:
    • Step 1: Get Gaddafi's 20k stingers $1B, use to release assets of 30B of cash, Sell oil rights
    • Step 2: Topple Gaddafi, get access to 265B in Swiss Accounts
    • Step 3: Take Stingers to Syria to Muslim brotherhood, and establish a truck line of oil; Christopher Stevens death upset this
    • Step 4: Aleppo Gas Attack, Obama Bombs, Ghouta Gas Attack 1200 people killed; Sarin testing at British / Questionable Porton Down Lab
    • Step 5: NATO Turkey Coup, pipeline (didn't happen)
    • Mentions Zero Footprint
    • Mentions Operation Odyssey Dawn -- taking over the rest of libya
    • Follow Money, Arms and Oil (later: and children)
  • [Day 54]
    • A focus on HSBC, James Comey, Counterinsurgency;
    • "Senators' Oil Club" including Joe Biden;
    • Clinton arms dealing; Exile rubber stamper;
    • Isis has gas masks and Atropine (antidote);
    • FBI violating Fair records act
  • [Day 55]
    • Braverman went to the press. "Follow the money". It leads you to the arms and it leads you to the oil.
    • Clinton Foundation and Hillary leads you to David Petraus in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Hillary was Sec of State. Arms leads you to KKR, where Petraeus is the Chairman of KKR Global Institute of NY and to Henry Kissinger's protege Neil Brown, also involved in Clinton Foundation and also missing.
    • Braverman "drills down on donors".
    • George discusses "Fyi. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered" email from Sid Blumenthal
  • [Day 56]
    • Discusses now-missing Neil Brown.
    • Discusses how Sid created Osprey, the "Clinton Foundation Army" (CFA) run by "SASC" Senators Oil Club;
    • Clinton communicates with Petraeus over Gmail; claims they hired Turkish Intelligence.
    • Eva Bartlett Journalist says Isis is using people of allepo as human shields.
    • He mentions Seymour Hersh's article **Red Line and Rat Line* -- a discussion of the oil rat line from Libya to Syria[12][13][14][15][16][17]
    • He mentions a NYT article that reveals Clinton-McCain[{SOURCE?}] connection to Timber Sycamore
    • He mentions James Comey prosecuting the Clinton-Rich connection for an entire career, 33 yrs, and having "Not Quite Enough Evidence" (ie: he's a legal limited hangout aka a "weasel")
    • Andrew McCabe's meteoric rise and his career of obstructing
    • Kerry used Huma Abedin emails to negotiate iran hostage
    • FBI wants 5 yrs to process the Records; the 14 gmail accounts are not government accounts and these are all felonies so they must release them under fair records.
    • What's in the 650,000 emails? Investment club generals, politicians, middle east and sub saharan arms deals; including UAV startups; plans to blow up countries as a marketing tool for selling new arms like UAVs
  • [Day 57] -- [pt2]
    • "Zero Footprint" is General Petraus' plan to take the oil, also a term for asset management and loss prevention
    • Found chemical weapons in Allepo--attacks on civilians by rebels; Eric Schmitt of NYT's article "Isis has used chemical weapons at least 52 times"
    • Allepo's evidence sent to Hague for World Court because it's a violation of international treaties to use chemical weapons
    • Chemical gas attacks were along the pipeline to clear it out
    • Morell working for Petraeus on the Gas attack plan
    • Turkish intelligence working with this team tried to pin it on Assad in order to induce a NATO force (ie: US military) response
    • Obama had gas tested in British lab Porton Down, found out it was Libyan not Syrian made and hence the narrative of Assad using it against his people fell apart, something discussed by an article banned in the US bu Seymor Hersh[18]
    • Obama meets with Turkish intelligence director Erdogan, who--if I understand what George is saying--was trying to get Obama to bomb Syria for its own ends but Obama at this point was warned by his security council that proceeding with his ambitious bombing strategy would lead to a huge war in the face of blatant disinfo. [possible fuckup on author's part--murky understanding here]
    • They go ahead with a massive attack in Ghouta
    • Discusses Neil Brown Greek pipeline
  • [Day 57 pt2]
    • Eva Bartlett has exposed white helmets was using the people of Aleppo as hostages and as human shields (to protect Isis / rebels)
    • Juxtaposition of Eva Bartlett versus SOHR
    • Discusses Gassing Syrian civilians to clear the way for the pipeline; the politicians involved
    • Journalists killed for saying sarin gas was not Assad's
    • Blumenthal to Grange connection
    • How to get assets, bring in an exile and have them rubber stamp bogus deals
    • "Rich openly admits he took cartel money, bought gaddafi oil, put it in HSBC, donated 10M to CLinton Foundation from Arms, Oil deals"
    • James Comey, McCabe making a career of Quid Pro Quo and wrist slaps. McCabe taking cash and obstructing justice. Blaming it on the DOJ
    • Eric Braverman finds out about the King of Morocco deal and that's what makes him woke.
    • NATO roped in by lure with the F35 deals.
    • George speculates on Hillary's Chinese arms deals
    • Ashe killed in June 2016 before Ethics trial, in the stupidest way, by barbell
    • Speculation: Maybe Clinton sold the plans for the F35, given the similarity to Chinas J31 which came out earlier
    • "Open blackberry Policy" -- Hillary's open blackberry policy to accidentally-on-purpose give away state secrets to foreign nationals, giving away technology that could be used against the US.
  • [Day 58]
    • Clinton, Blumenthal and Petraeus were trading plans to invade these countries--dusted off PNAC neocon plans revealed by Gen Wesley Clarke
    • George Soros is going to be assisting in the execution of these plans
    • First thing you need is a place to put the money.
    • Create charitable orgs in Haiti for disaster relief for 2010 earthquake as front companies.
    • Eric Braverman sent to Haiti for McKinsey, to create the interim haiti relief commission run by McKinsey to certify how the money is spent. Eric Braverman essentially becomes part of the Clinton Foundation.
    • Braverman introduced to his husband Neil Brown by Chelsea Clinton, and Brown is part of the Senate foreign relations committee and he's building pipelines as part of the "Senator's oil club"
    • Discusses how IHRC (invaders of hillary rodham clinton?) has inculcated senators into an oil club with promised investment deals basically giving them a guarantee. <>
    • Morell was the same guy responsible for WMDs in Iraq, a career disinformationalist[19]
    • Frank Giustra was an informational firewall on investors so that Braverman was kept in the dark
    • 600,000,000,000 USD of your taxes were used in developing arms startups and UAVs so Hillary Clinton could sell them abroad and you would make no money in this.
    • Ambassador Christopher Stevens says there is Sarin gas going to Syria[20][21], and he is murdered in a very brutal, public way. Mosetti confirms.
    • 52 incidents of sarin and mustard gas used
    • State Dept "damage control" communicators, who have since left state dept and work for Hillary orgs
    • Putin makes a statement about Russian envoy attack being a provocation, not a terrorist attack
  • [Day 59] late edition
    • Release of FBI warrant for searching Weiner's emails, and release of Weiner-Abedin email
    • Comey's weaselly redactions and how FBI is obstructing justice by the redactions in violation of Federal Records Act, because it was a private email server and not governmental, and yet we know these are felonies.
    • Marc Rich openly verifies George Webb's earlier claims in his book King of Oil
    • 7 times quid pro quos, and the illegal redactions
    • Podesta Emails "he kept me out of jail" speaking about Peter Kadzik
    • On the no-boundaries behaviors, conflicts-of-interest, remarkably unethical dealings of Hillary Clinton
    • We know who the 1,100 hidden donor network if the FBI would reveal that content
    • "King of Morocco deal was why Braverman left the Clinton Foundation"
  • [Day 60]
    • Recap: Using NYT Pullitzer Journalism to connect the dots of how "Hillary Commissioned Sid Blumenthal to establish a private army with Muslim Brotherhood and then arm them by taking these stingers in Benghazi and also Sarin gas, and then conquering Gaddafi. Once you got the money from these banks and oil companies, you needed to bring the money back and put it through a funnel, and that's gonna be the IHRC. And Eric Braverman established that...with Mckenzie...for Hillarys' State Dept in 2010, right after the earthquake in Haiti. Bill Clinton is put in charge of this board...for a year [the 9 complaining board members] are cut out of any involvement]...Hillary is putting a lot of money into Haiti from the State Department for a textile factory"
    • Sid Commissioning a private army with General Grange that resulted in Gaddafi's death, while stealing his gold[][]
    • Kikhia Oil Family TNC issues new licenses to Libya Oil / Tankers ("exile rubber-stamper for central bank of Libya")
    • Working theory: the "gold funnel". Convert assets to gold, diamonds and art aka "negotiables", in order to avoid detection by wire transfer tracking agencies. This is how you get the Libyan gold to Haiti.
    • "Set up a gold mining operation in Haiti. Whether [it] is successful or not, you are going to have the [existing, stashed gold] and you're going to be able to say "hey we produced this much". They only have to pay a 2.5% royalty fee to the Haitian government, which is incredibly low by international standards, it's usually at least 5 to 10 percent...you have this funnel set up for 25 yrs. Every time you topple a country, you want to convince the Dictator to change over into gold and funnel it through here"
    • Hypothesis: Discussion of the possibility of oiligarchs using an underground nuclear weapon in Haiti at Port Au Prince, trying to generate a 'seam', as a cause of the Haitian earthquake.
    • Discusses Caracol near their mining operations as a perfect LNG port and for offshore drilling to make double-use of expensive roadbuilding needed for Hillary's brother's gold mine.
    • Hypothesis: South China Sea scarborough shoal is where drone was captured. China wants area of S. China Sea between Vietnam and Phillipines, and Henry Kissinger is working with China to cut out Vietnam and Phillipino interest in that part of the sea.
  • [Day 61] -- [pt2]
    • Haiti happens at this point in his talk on the libya timeline
    • Skoll and Giustra go to Hollywood
    • Tembo and CCC go to disaster areas and rebuild infrastructure
    • Carlos Slim involved in the port, drugs and sex trafficking
    • (PNE) Peaceful Nuclear Explosion to explode nuclear weapon undersea for oil exploration. USSR 715[1][]
    • Hillary Clinton flew down after the earthquake and stayed in her plane. She negotiated the release of this Laura Silsby gal who got arrested for child trafficking[][][][], taking children from Port Au Prince to northern part of Haiti. And it reminded me so much to the Loretta Lynch episode with the plane. You stop on the plane but you don't get off. People come up to the plane and you do your deals and you fly off.
    • Monica Petersen - sex trafficking journalist, she surmised that Hillary's Brother's gold mine close to the Bill/Hillary Clinton-run 300M textile factory sweatshop at Caracol Inudstrial Park Complex[][][] was simply a cover story for a sex-trafficking brothel. She went to the mine and didn't see the mining activity. That's where I got the idea yesterday that maybe that's a "gold funnel" for now until they perfect their mining techniques.
    • Hillary put in 6B in funds to Caracol, Haiti via USAID, including for Carlos Slim's Mexiacan cement company Cemex, to build roads
    • Formulaic approach to completely exploiting a country: Oil, all the minerals, all the human capital, low-wage labor to get into the united states you can sell bribes to get no tariff manufacture into the US and cheap labor for Walmart and walmart will give you a donation. It's a one-stop shop
    • Cheryl Mills email reveals Dominican Republic interests are the intersts mining in Haiti, so they'll be sucking the resources out of Haiti to build luxury hotels..."to destroy Haiti".
    • Andrew Mccabe is protecting a child trafficking network -- I don't know if walnut is a person from haiti, pasta from syria, pizza from turkey?
    • George confirms with the viewers that the proof of taking over countries through Clinton Foundation is revealed through Hillary, Petraus Centcom emails.
    • Trapping people as human shields--as exposed by Eva Bartlett--gives George the hypothesis it could also be used as a sex-trafficking ratline.
    • Obama is not part of the Timber Sycamore
  • [Day 61 pt2]
    • 1000 Worker Dormitory and workers given cellphones via Digicil with GPS, Microfinancing and it enables drug trafficking and prostitution.
    • Hillary is tracking all these people ...a "way to manage your inventory"
    • We need all the data, to subpoena the data for her Silsby and Petersen
    • 6B is not accounted for, which frustrates Braverman
    • Clintons shouldn't be taking in donations under the auspices of humanitarian aid, the Clintons shouldn't be building private owned factories, "these are bad connections".
    • Resources being taken out of Haiti and being used to build Luxury Hotels in Dominican Republic
  • [Day 62] -- [pt2]
    • Neil Brown and Braverman are together souteastern united states, close to an FBI office in Lafayette, Louisiana, but use xsphere which is a proxy tool, George proposes "sea island"
    • Ebay founder Skoll and Giustra making social justice films in Hollywood; they are associated with consolidated contractors company. Tembo is about post-conflict resolution, and using "spin" to make post-conflict contruction look "humanitarian"
    • They use social justice people to convince families to let their people go work and live at the factory, then gradually introduce them into prostitution and drug dealing
    • George mentions the numerous Huma Abedin to Laura Silsby emails, describing a 'chomping at the bit' of Hillary's to get this operation going
    • The FBI emails into Hillary's investigation are critical to proving child sex trafficking
    • QUID PRO QUO Andrew McCabe is obstructing justice, likely because his wife Jill Mccabe took 500k (675k?) from Clinton Ally for her Virginia Senatorial Run [][][][]
  • [Day 62 pt2]
    • How you can partner with law enforcement to extort gifts, contracts, speeches, contributions, deals, etc.
    • IHRC is the [gold] funnel in Haiti that Braverman creates
    • If Mckinsey is doing the work to create the funnel and they are communicating via emails to/from Clinton via private email server, then they are now part of a RICO crime and are subpoena-able.
    • KKR activity revealed in emails are also subpoena-able
    • Mentions subpoening private emails to find out out what caused Laura Graham to want to drive off the staten island ferry in her car[][][]
    • Discusses the activity of developing an area and the causing calamities to force people into those areas
    • You're going to hear the president of Senate at Haita saying Fusion came in gave the Caracol workers cellphone
    • Bernard Sansaricq says that Clinton Foundation exploited Haiti Earthquake and have been doing so for 25 yrs
    • The pattern of FBI going after FIFA, Race Car executives in Europe, and Martha Stewart... why is this happening when Clinton Foundation is doing egregious stuff in Haiti. They are taking executives and making an example out of them and forcing them to bribe the FBI to go away, if they don't they get sacrificed. This is a "coyote on a wire" technique--wrap a coyote on the fence, the others see it and the others fall in line.
    • When you see a news article about a foreign executive being arrested by the FBI and look at the associated donations to the Clinton Foundation.
  • [Day 63]
    • "Extortion Wheel", how does that work? a) If you are a politician and you want to break into companies and get them to give you a donation, you b) Get / Bribe the FBI to do a deep dive surveillance on all the board members, looking for child porn, gay love affair, dirty dealings, c) they will find some contracter malfeasance with a foreign government, d) the FBI will say OK we'd really not like to take down a US manufacturer, what we'd like to do put in our guy and clean up your act and add transparency. e) while they are there, they obtain the whole contractor list and spy on what the company is doing, basically stealing their intellectual property, and f) sell that information to investment firms. They all get rich. Thus the extortion wheel is about politicians using the intelligence agency to enrich oligarchs with insider trading, using ill-gotten intellectual property and private plans.
    • Bridgewater is the investment hedge firm enriching NATO politicians
    • McCormick will be Trump's Deputy Sec of Defense
  • [Day 63 pt2]
    • People say "how can this be such a large conspiracy?" George tells us his thesis is the opposite it's how few people are involved. You only need one bag man, one tribe, a few NATO connections, a Bank Connection. If you get people in positions of power, and everyone needs to follow orders beneath them, you only need very few people. Hitler used to say it was me and 7 guys sitting around the kitchen table that took Germany. The people in the inner circle are very few.
    • 7 QUID PRO QUOs among this group
    • Trump is aware of the whole funnel: his assistant Sec of Defence ran Bridgewater and Clinton's deals. He is taking the NATO support base away from her, by cutting USAID, and cutting World Bank so she loses her diplomatic mechanism for the people she has in the State Department
    • Trump is going to stop Hillary and Kissingers Oil dealings in Asia so that they aren't stealing from SE Asia
    • Hillary has stingers which is a threat to Trump
    • Hillary has a 30B + 256B, quite a war chest
    • Morell did a gas attack in Alleppo and Ghouta and killed a lot of people
    • When Isis kills the parents, the kids get put on the human trafficking ratline
    • George claims to be 80% evidence 20% working theory, and has to be otherwise he'd get distracted by hyperfocus on any one story
    • This goes back to Arkansas: Bill was always the "good cop", Hillary was the "bad cop" running the Arkansas mafia and killing people there, now she's gone on a global scale with the Muslim Brotherhood in 32 countries now with Al Baghdadi. The only thing that's changed is the risk to the world. First they are shooting down Russian jets, then they shoot down European jets, then they shooting down American jets. And they can shoot down the president's jet. If you shoot 50 of these things at the president's plane, that plane is going down.
    • "We know who all the players are. It's an easy case." It's not left or right wing, it's of themselves.
  • [Day 63 pt3] --
    • Thanks to subscriber contributers. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah
    • Braverman was being used as a social justice front to the middle eastern CCC construction company (Consolidated Contractors Company)
    • Soros' Syrian Exile Rahman--"sole source for CNN"--runs a human rights org (SOHR -- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) that is confabulating the public with "Assad hurting his own people" stories that fly in the face of journalists like Eva Bartlett reporting "white hats" using Syrian citizens as human shields. He's in Coventry England and hasn't stepped foot in Syria, since he was involved in a coup against Assad over a decade ago (hence "exile").
    • Neil Brown's Turkey to Bulgaria pipeline-- he was at oil conference in Khazakstan.
    • CCC partnered with Petrofac. Petrofac's Billionaire Asfari has teamed with Max Blumenthal who does publicity for the white helmets. Max is Sid Blumenthal's son.
    • Kamel Abdul-Rahman is the founder of CCC, turns out it's the son of Exile Rahman running SOHR, that's the connection to Haiti, through CCC
    • Blumental's son is heavily invested and trying to get more investors for Neil Brown's Qatar Turkey Pipeline
    • George points to a picture of Neil Brown with Eric Bravermans son, and says "Eric Braverman is looking less and less like a hero by the minute"
    • Morell, the sarin gas guy, was the guy who tried to kill Assad back in 2004
Silence, Shills
A word on shillery. I will not respond to "trump supporter" accusations, divisive, false-narratives-of-partisanship type commentary in this post, and neither should you. This is about Hillary and her cabal's crimes, and it affects each and every one of you, democrat, republican, independent and nonparticipant.
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2017.01.16 22:14 911bodysnatchers322 Cliff Notes on News Analysis Series, "Where is Eric Braverman?" >>>> George Webb's Thesis on Clinton Foundation's Empire-Building Activities, Racketeering, and Corruption (Part 1)

Intro
Eric Braverman, former CEO of the Clinton Foundation is allegedly a missing person[1][2/(((snopes)))]
The interest in this figure stems from the Wikileaks Podesta Emails, in which we discovered that Eric Braverman went to the press, and told them to "follow the money" to find out the true crimes of the Clinton Foundation. Follow the money will lead you to the arms, that will lead you to the oil[1].
In an email conversation between Neera Tanden and John Podesta, Tanden warns John Podesta to “keep tabs on Doug Band” who she assumed was the insider who told NBC to “follow the money and find the real HRC scandal". Podesta replied with the true identity of the mole: Eric Braverman.[2]
A member of wikileaks and mentor of Assange's strangely dies on Oct 22 and Braverman allegedly went to the Russian embassy for asylum. This is unconfirmed (correct me if I'm wrong). We haven't heard from him since. Although there seems to be some small evidence an email between his account and another his husband, uncovered by George Webb, that indicates he's in hiding.
George Webb's thesis is that Hillary, Petraus, Biden, a "senators' oil club" and Hillary Loyalists such as John Podesta used their political influence and close tetherings to people in the intelligence community / national security council, the US military, defense contractors to run a "counterterrorism" proxy war in Syria (Isis) using funding stolen from a toppled and politically-controlled Libya, to build a pipeline from Saudi to Turkey, as a large Gladio-like NATO conspiracy to overthrow Assad , lean on Turkey to force a pipeline to Europe through their country to Greece, using the Clinton Fountation, political elitists and international banks to launder money and make covert deals.
Generally speaking, this exposition of NATO criminal empire building has been similarly explored by Sibel Edmonds of user-funded startup NewsBud in collaboration with James Corbett of user-funded CorbettReport.com in their description of so-called "Gladio II". Please consider supporting all three researchers so they can continue doing their important research.
Cliff Notes to "Where is Eric Braverman?
  • [Day 53].
    • The five steps Hillary had planned with Petraeus:
    • Step 1: Get Gaddafi's 20k stingers $1B, use to release assets of 30B of cash, Sell oil rights
    • Step 2: Topple Gaddafi, get access to 265B in Swiss Accounts
    • Step 3: Take Stingers to Syria to Muslim brotherhood, and establish a truck line of oil; Christopher Stevens death upset this
    • Step 4: Aleppo Gas Attack, Obama Bombs, Ghouta Gas Attack 1200 people killed; Sarin testing at British / Questionable Porton Down Lab
    • Step 5: NATO Turkey Coup, pipeline (didn't happen)
    • Mentions Zero Footprint
    • Mentions Operation Odyssey Dawn -- taking over the rest of libya
    • Follow Money, Arms and Oil (later: and children)
  • [Day 54]
    • A focus on HSBC, James Comey, Counterinsurgency;
    • "Senators' Oil Club" including Joe Biden;
    • Clinton arms dealing; Exile rubber stamper;
    • Isis has gas masks and Atropine (antidote);
    • FBI violating Fair records act
  • [Day 55]
    • Braverman went to the press. "Follow the money". It leads you to the arms and it leads you to the oil.
    • Clinton Foundation and Hillary leads you to David Petraus in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Hillary was Sec of State. Arms leads you to KKR, where Petraeus is the Chairman of KKR Global Institute of NY and to Henry Kissinger's protege Neil Brown, also involved in Clinton Foundation and also missing.
    • Braverman "drills down on donors".
    • George discusses "Fyi. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered" email from Sid Blumenthal
  • [Day 56]
    • Discusses now-missing Neil Brown.
    • Discusses how Sid created Osprey, the "Clinton Foundation Army" (CFA) run by "SASC" Senators Oil Club;
    • Clinton communicates with Petraeus over Gmail; claims they hired Turkish Intelligence.
    • Eva Bartlett Journalist says Isis is using people of allepo as human shields.
    • He mentions Seymour Hersh's article **Red Line and Rat Line* -- a discussion of the oil rat line from Libya to Syria[12][13][14][15][16][17]
    • He mentions a NYT article that reveals Clinton-McCain[{SOURCE?}] connection to Timber Sycamore
    • He mentions James Comey prosecuting the Clinton-Rich connection for an entire career, 33 yrs, and having "Not Quite Enough Evidence" (ie: he's a legal limited hangout aka a "weasel")
    • Andrew McCabe's meteoric rise and his career of obstructing
    • Kerry used Huma Abedin emails to negotiate iran hostage
    • FBI wants 5 yrs to process the Records; the 14 gmail accounts are not government accounts and these are all felonies so they must release them under fair records.
    • What's in the 650,000 emails? Investment club generals, politicians, middle east and sub saharan arms deals; including UAV startups; plans to blow up countries as a marketing tool for selling new arms like UAVs
  • [Day 57] -- [pt2]
    • "Zero Footprint" is General Petraus' plan to take the oil, also a term for asset management and loss prevention
    • Found chemical weapons in Allepo--attacks on civilians by rebels; Eric Schmitt of NYT's article "Isis has used chemical weapons at least 52 times"
    • Allepo's evidence sent to Hague for World Court because it's a violation of international treaties to use chemical weapons
    • Chemical gas attacks were along the pipeline to clear it out
    • Morell working for Petraeus on the Gas attack plan
    • Turkish intelligence working with this team tried to pin it on Assad in order to induce a NATO force (ie: US military) response
    • Obama had gas tested in British lab Porton Down, found out it was Libyan not Syrian made and hence the narrative of Assad using it against his people fell apart, something discussed by an article banned in the US bu Seymor Hersh[18]
    • Obama meets with Turkish intelligence director Erdogan, who--if I understand what George is saying--was trying to get Obama to bomb Syria for its own ends but Obama at this point was warned by his security council that proceeding with his ambitious bombing strategy would lead to a huge war in the face of blatant disinfo. [possible fuckup on author's part--murky understanding here]
    • They go ahead with a massive attack in Ghouta
    • Discusses Neil Brown Greek pipeline
  • [Day 57 pt2]
    • Eva Bartlett has exposed white helmets was using the people of Aleppo as hostages and as human shields (to protect Isis / rebels)
    • Juxtaposition of Eva Bartlett versus SOHR
    • Discusses Gassing Syrian civilians to clear the way for the pipeline; the politicians involved
    • Journalists killed for saying sarin gas was not Assad's
    • Blumenthal to Grange connection
    • How to get assets, bring in an exile and have them rubber stamp bogus deals
    • "Rich openly admits he took cartel money, bought gaddafi oil, put it in HSBC, donated 10M to CLinton Foundation from Arms, Oil deals"
    • James Comey, McCabe making a career of Quid Pro Quo and wrist slaps. McCabe taking cash and obstructing justice. Blaming it on the DOJ
    • Eric Braverman finds out about the King of Morocco deal and that's what makes him woke.
    • NATO roped in by lure with the F35 deals.
    • George speculates on Hillary's Chinese arms deals
    • Ashe killed in June 2016 before Ethics trial, in the stupidest way, by barbell
    • Speculation: Maybe Clinton sold the plans for the F35, given the similarity to Chinas J31 which came out earlier
    • "Open blackberry Policy" -- Hillary's open blackberry policy to accidentally-on-purpose give away state secrets to foreign nationals, giving away technology that could be used against the US.
  • [Day 58]
    • Clinton, Blumenthal and Petraeus were trading plans to invade these countries--dusted off PNAC neocon plans revealed by Gen Wesley Clarke
    • George Soros is going to be assisting in the execution of these plans
    • First thing you need is a place to put the money.
    • Create charitable orgs in Haiti for disaster relief for 2010 earthquake as front companies.
    • Eric Braverman sent to Haiti for McKinsey, to create the interim haiti relief commission run by McKinsey to certify how the money is spent. Eric Braverman essentially becomes part of the Clinton Foundation.
    • Braverman introduced to his husband Neil Brown by Chelsea Clinton, and Brown is part of the Senate foreign relations committee and he's building pipelines as part of the "Senator's oil club"
    • Discusses how IHRC (invaders of hillary rodham clinton?) has inculcated senators into an oil club with promised investment deals basically giving them a guarantee. <>
    • Morell was the same guy responsible for WMDs in Iraq, a career disinformationalist[19]
    • Frank Giustra was an informational firewall on investors so that Braverman was kept in the dark
    • 600,000,000,000 USD of your taxes were used in developing arms startups and UAVs so Hillary Clinton could sell them abroad and you would make no money in this.
    • Ambassador Christopher Stevens says there is Sarin gas going to Syria[20][21], and he is murdered in a very brutal, public way. Mosetti confirms.
    • 52 incidents of sarin and mustard gas used
    • State Dept "damage control" communicators, who have since left state dept and work for Hillary orgs
    • Putin makes a statement about Russian envoy attack being a provocation, not a terrorist attack
  • [Day 59] late edition
    • Release of FBI warrant for searching Weiner's emails, and release of Weiner-Abedin email
    • Comey's weaselly redactions and how FBI is obstructing justice by the redactions in violation of Federal Records Act, because it was a private email server and not governmental, and yet we know these are felonies.
    • Marc Rich openly verifies George Webb's earlier claims in his book King of Oil
    • 7 times quid pro quos, and the illegal redactions
    • Podesta Emails "he kept me out of jail" speaking about Peter Kadzik
    • On the no-boundaries behaviors, conflicts-of-interest, remarkably unethical dealings of Hillary Clinton
    • We know who the 1,100 hidden donor network if the FBI would reveal that content
    • "King of Morocco deal was why Braverman left the Clinton Foundation"
  • [Day 60]
    • Recap: Using NYT Pullitzer Journalism to connect the dots of how "Hillary Commissioned Sid Blumenthal to establish a private army with Muslim Brotherhood and then arm them by taking these stingers in Benghazi and also Sarin gas, and then conquering Gaddafi. Once you got the money from these banks and oil companies, you needed to bring the money back and put it through a funnel, and that's gonna be the IHRC. And Eric Braverman established that...with Mckenzie...for Hillarys' State Dept in 2010, right after the earthquake in Haiti. Bill Clinton is put in charge of this board...for a year [the 9 complaining board members] are cut out of any involvement]...Hillary is putting a lot of money into Haiti from the State Department for a textile factory"
    • Sid Commissioning a private army with General Grange that resulted in Gaddafi's death, while stealing his gold[][]
    • Kikhia Oil Family TNC issues new licenses to Libya Oil / Tankers ("exile rubber-stamper for central bank of Libya")
    • Working theory: the "gold funnel". Convert assets to gold, diamonds and art aka "negotiables", in order to avoid detection by wire transfer tracking agencies. This is how you get the Libyan gold to Haiti.
    • "Set up a gold mining operation in Haiti. Whether [it] is successful or not, you are going to have the [existing, stashed gold] and you're going to be able to say "hey we produced this much". They only have to pay a 2.5% royalty fee to the Haitian government, which is incredibly low by international standards, it's usually at least 5 to 10 percent...you have this funnel set up for 25 yrs. Every time you topple a country, you want to convince the Dictator to change over into gold and funnel it through here"
    • Hypothesis: Discussion of the possibility of oiligarchs using an underground nuclear weapon in Haiti at Port Au Prince, trying to generate a 'seam', as a cause of the Haitian earthquake.
    • Discusses Caracol near their mining operations as a perfect LNG port and for offshore drilling to make double-use of expensive roadbuilding needed for Hillary's brother's gold mine.
    • Hypothesis: South China Sea scarborough shoal is where drone was captured. China wants area of S. China Sea between Vietnam and Phillipines, and Henry Kissinger is working with China to cut out Vietnam and Phillipino interest in that part of the sea.
  • [Day 61] -- [pt2]
    • Haiti happens at this point in his talk on the libya timeline
    • Skoll and Giustra go to Hollywood
    • Tembo and CCC go to disaster areas and rebuild infrastructure
    • Carlos Slim involved in the port, drugs and sex trafficking
    • (PNE) Peaceful Nuclear Explosion to explode nuclear weapon undersea for oil exploration. USSR 715[1][]
    • Hillary Clinton flew down after the earthquake and stayed in her plane. She negotiated the release of this Laura Silsby gal who got arrested for child trafficking[][][][], taking children from Port Au Prince to northern part of Haiti. And it reminded me so much to the Loretta Lynch episode with the plane. You stop on the plane but you don't get off. People come up to the plane and you do your deals and you fly off.
    • Monica Petersen - sex trafficking journalist, she surmised that Hillary's Brother's gold mine close to the Bill/Hillary Clinton-run 300M textile factory sweatshop at Caracol Inudstrial Park Complex[][][] was simply a cover story for a sex-trafficking brothel. She went to the mine and didn't see the mining activity. That's where I got the idea yesterday that maybe that's a "gold funnel" for now until they perfect their mining techniques.
    • Hillary put in 6B in funds to Caracol, Haiti via USAID, including for Carlos Slim's Mexiacan cement company Cemex, to build roads
    • Formulaic approach to completely exploiting a country: Oil, all the minerals, all the human capital, low-wage labor to get into the united states you can sell bribes to get no tariff manufacture into the US and cheap labor for Walmart and walmart will give you a donation. It's a one-stop shop
    • Cheryl Mills email reveals Dominican Republic interests are the intersts mining in Haiti, so they'll be sucking the resources out of Haiti to build luxury hotels..."to destroy Haiti".
    • Andrew Mccabe is protecting a child trafficking network -- I don't know if walnut is a person from haiti, pasta from syria, pizza from turkey?
    • George confirms with the viewers that the proof of taking over countries through Clinton Foundation is revealed through Hillary, Petraus Centcom emails.
    • Trapping people as human shields--as exposed by Eva Bartlett--gives George the hypothesis it could also be used as a sex-trafficking ratline.
    • Obama is not part of the Timber Sycamore
  • [Day 61 pt2]
    • 1000 Worker Dormitory and workers given cellphones via Digicil with GPS, Microfinancing and it enables drug trafficking and prostitution.
    • Hillary is tracking all these people ...a "way to manage your inventory"
    • We need all the data, to subpoena the data for her Silsby and Petersen
    • 6B is not accounted for, which frustrates Braverman
    • Clintons shouldn't be taking in donations under the auspices of humanitarian aid, the Clintons shouldn't be building private owned factories, "these are bad connections".
    • Resources being taken out of Haiti and being used to build Luxury Hotels in Dominican Republic
  • [Day 62] -- [pt2]
    • Neil Brown and Braverman are together souteastern united states, close to an FBI office in Lafayette, Louisiana, but use xsphere which is a proxy tool, George proposes "sea island"
    • Ebay founder Skoll and Giustra making social justice films in Hollywood; they are associated with consolidated contractors company. Tembo is about post-conflict resolution, and using "spin" to make post-conflict contruction look "humanitarian"
    • They use social justice people to convince families to let their people go work and live at the factory, then gradually introduce them into prostitution and drug dealing
    • George mentions the numerous Huma Abedin to Laura Silsby emails, describing a 'chomping at the bit' of Hillary's to get this operation going
    • The FBI emails into Hillary's investigation are critical to proving child sex trafficking
    • QUID PRO QUO Andrew McCabe is obstructing justice, likely because his wife Jill Mccabe took 500k (675k?) from Clinton Ally for her Virginia Senatorial Run [][][][]
  • [Day 62 pt2]
    • How you can partner with law enforcement to extort gifts, contracts, speeches, contributions, deals, etc.
    • IHRC is the [gold] funnel in Haiti that Braverman creates
    • If Mckinsey is doing the work to create the funnel and they are communicating via emails to/from Clinton via private email server, then they are now part of a RICO crime and are subpoena-able.
    • KKR activity revealed in emails are also subpoena-able
    • Mentions subpoening private emails to find out out what caused Laura Graham to want to drive off the staten island ferry in her car[][][]
    • Discusses the activity of developing an area and the causing calamities to force people into those areas
    • You're going to hear the president of Senate at Haita saying Fusion came in gave the Caracol workers cellphone
    • Bernard Sansaricq says that Clinton Foundation exploited Haiti Earthquake and have been doing so for 25 yrs
    • The pattern of FBI going after FIFA, Race Car executives in Europe, and Martha Stewart... why is this happening when Clinton Foundation is doing egregious stuff in Haiti. They are taking executives and making an example out of them and forcing them to bribe the FBI to go away, if they don't they get sacrificed. This is a "coyote on a wire" technique--wrap a coyote on the fence, the others see it and the others fall in line.
    • When you see a news article about a foreign executive being arrested by the FBI and look at the associated donations to the Clinton Foundation.
  • [Day 63]
    • "Extortion Wheel", how does that work? a) If you are a politician and you want to break into companies and get them to give you a donation, you b) Get / Bribe the FBI to do a deep dive surveillance on all the board members, looking for child porn, gay love affair, dirty dealings, c) they will find some contracter malfeasance with a foreign government, d) the FBI will say OK we'd really not like to take down a US manufacturer, what we'd like to do put in our guy and clean up your act and add transparency. e) while they are there, they obtain the whole contractor list and spy on what the company is doing, basically stealing their intellectual property, and f) sell that information to investment firms. They all get rich. Thus the extortion wheel is about politicians using the intelligence agency to enrich oligarchs with insider trading, using ill-gotten intellectual property and private plans.
    • Bridgewater is the investment hedge firm enriching NATO politicians
    • McCormick will be Trump's Deputy Sec of Defense
  • [Day 63 pt2]
    • People say "how can this be such a large conspiracy?" George tells us his thesis is the opposite it's how few people are involved. You only need one bag man, one tribe, a few NATO connections, a Bank Connection. If you get people in positions of power, and everyone needs to follow orders beneath them, you only need very few people. Hitler used to say it was me and 7 guys sitting around the kitchen table that took Germany. The people in the inner circle are very few.
    • 7 QUID PRO QUOs among this group
    • Trump is aware of the whole funnel: his assistant Sec of Defence ran Bridgewater and Clinton's deals. He is taking the NATO support base away from her, by cutting USAID, and cutting World Bank so she loses her diplomatic mechanism for the people she has in the State Department
    • Trump is going to stop Hillary and Kissingers Oil dealings in Asia so that they aren't stealing from SE Asia
    • Hillary has stingers which is a threat to Trump
    • Hillary has a 30B + 256B, quite a war chest
    • Morell did a gas attack in Alleppo and Ghouta and killed a lot of people
    • When Isis kills the parents, the kids get put on the human trafficking ratline
    • George claims to be 80% evidence 20% working theory, and has to be otherwise he'd get distracted by hyperfocus on any one story
    • This goes back to Arkansas: Bill was always the "good cop", Hillary was the "bad cop" running the Arkansas mafia and killing people there, now she's gone on a global scale with the Muslim Brotherhood in 32 countries now with Al Baghdadi. The only thing that's changed is the risk to the world. First they are shooting down Russian jets, then they shoot down European jets, then they shooting down American jets. And they can shoot down the president's jet. If you shoot 50 of these things at the president's plane, that plane is going down.
    • "We know who all the players are. It's an easy case." It's not left or right wing, it's of themselves.
  • [Day 63 pt3] --
    • Thanks to subscriber contributers. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah
    • Braverman was being used as a social justice front to the middle eastern CCC construction company (Consolidated Contractors Company)
    • Soros' Syrian Exile Rahman--"sole source for CNN"--runs a human rights org (SOHR -- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) that is confabulating the public with "Assad hurting his own people" stories that fly in the face of journalists like Eva Bartlett reporting "white hats" using Syrian citizens as human shields. He's in Coventry England and hasn't stepped foot in Syria, since he was involved in a coup against Assad over a decade ago (hence "exile").
    • Neil Brown's Turkey to Bulgaria pipeline-- he was at oil conference in Khazakstan.
    • CCC partnered with Petrofac. Petrofac's Billionaire Asfari has teamed with Max Blumenthal who does publicity for the white helmets. Max is Sid Blumenthal's son.
    • Kamel Abdul-Rahman is the founder of CCC, turns out it's the son of Exile Rahman running SOHR, that's the connection to Haiti, through CCC
    • Blumental's son is heavily invested and trying to get more investors for Neil Brown's Qatar Turkey Pipeline
    • George points to a picture of Neil Brown with Eric Bravermans son, and says "Eric Braverman is looking less and less like a hero by the minute"
    • Morell, the sarin gas guy, was the guy who tried to kill Assad back in 2004
Silence, Shills
A word on shillery. I will not respond to "trump supporter" accusations, divisive, false-narratives-of-partisanship type commentary in this post, and neither should you. This is about Hillary and her cabal's crimes, and it affects each and every one of you, democrat, republican, independent and nonparticipant.
If I made a mistake, correct me. Refute Webb's claims with source, or it your words are implicitly invalid, as I've been continually fact-checking these claims, and noted areas of his speculation. Keep in mind that these are not my statements: I am just a messenger / note taker and I've only done my best.
If you can do better, then I encourage you to do so, below, because it helps everyone here. If you want to help, you can treat this like an easter egg hunt to gather news stories as citations to claims and list them in the comments. I will collate them and then repost a fully cited edition later.
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2016.04.19 16:34 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia - Week of April 19-24th

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ON STAGE
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
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LIVE MUSIC
 
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MOVIE GUIDE
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE - A young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is forced to cope with her new life after waking up from a nearly fatal accident in this thriller from director Dan Trachtenberg. After narrowly avoiding serious injuries in a car wreck, Michelle (Winstead) awakens in the care of a man who claims to have found her at the scene, and who brought her to his home after a catastrophic chemical attack devastated the surrounding area.
BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT - In this sequel, Calvin (Ice Cube), Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), and the rest of the crew at the barbershop are now working alongside a number of female hairdressers. Soon, they are all forced to band together to help save their failing neighborhood.
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) clash over differing philosophies about what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they're defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause. However, the duo are soon forced to confront an even greater threat created by nefarious billionaire Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).
THE BOSS - Hugely successful businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is convicted of insider trading and sentenced to prison. After being released, she is forced to move in with a long-suffering employee of hers (Kristen Bell), and tries to earn redemption and revamp her public image by helping a group of young girls in their quest to sell brownies.
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT - After discovering the truth about their walled city and breaking down the oppressive faction system, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) lead the journey outside of Chicago to find the answers that their civilization has been searching for. However, once the group comes face-toface with the society that enclosed Chicago as an experiment, secrets are uncovered that threaten the fate of all humankind.
EYE IN THE SKY - In the US and UK, military officers survey a group of terrorists living in Kenya. When London-based Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) discovers that they’re plotting a suicide bombing, she escalates the mission from “capture” to “kill.” But overseas, the American drone pilot (Aaron Paul) notices a nineyear-old girl entering the kill zone. An international dispute arises in this gripping political thriller, which co-stars Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi.
HARDCORE HENRY - A recently resurrected soldier named Henry must rescue his wife (Haley Bennett) from a maniacal villain in this action movie that takes place entirely from a first-person perspective. Henry has been scientifically engineered as a super-soldier, and the technology he embodies is sought after by a ruthless criminal gang. With the help of gruff soldier Jimmy (Sharlto Copley), Henry fights back.
HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS - In this delightful comedy, Sally Field stars as Doris, a kind and diligent clerical worker who regularly commutes to Manhattan from her cluttered Staten Island home, which she long shared with her recently deceased mother. When her employer hires a handsome, hip young art director named John (Max Greenfield), Doris finds herself with an unexpected workplace crush. With her family and friends looking askance, Doris starts spending time in Williamsburg with John and his friends.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR - Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) brings her sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron) back to life, and the powerful evil siblings plan to conquer the Enchanted Forest. Only the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and his secret lover Sara (Jessica Chastain) can stop them in this sequel continuing the inventive twist on the Snow White fable.
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Jon Favreau directs this stunning reimagining of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale The Jungle Book, Neel Sethi plays the orphaned Mowgli, who's raised in the jungle with the help of talking animals.
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - In rural Texas, a father named Roy (Michael Shannon) realizes his young son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) possesses otherworldly powers. Soon, Roy and Alton find themselves on the run, first from religious extremists and then, once an Amber Alert is issued, from local authorities. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud), this mysterious and enthralling film recalls Spielberg's science-fiction masterpieces.
MILES AHEAD - In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Ragtag is proud to partner with "We Always Swing" Jazz Series to present Miles Ahead. Don Cheadle directs and stars in this energetic, freewheeling portrait of the iconic musician Miles Davis. Miles Ahead is set in the late 1970s, during Davis’ five-year hiatus. When a persistent Rolling Stone reporter (Ewan McGregor) shows up at his door, Davis brings him on a journey to demand royalty money from his Columbia bosses. Cheadle’s inspired film then morphs into a caper of sorts.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN -In this religious drama based on a true story, a mother (Jennifer Garner) is devastated to learn that her ten-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has an incurable digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain. But when Anna is mysteriously cured of the ailment following a serious accident in which she falls three stories, her mom begins to believe that her recovery is a miracle.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 - In this sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Toula (Nia Vardalos) finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married -- which, of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding so they can officially tie the knot. Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her marriage to Ian (John Corbett), and is heartbroken when her daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) says she wants to go to a distant college in order to get away from her overbearing clan.
THE WITCH - A devoutly Puritan family in 1630s New England is exiled from their village and struggle to survive in their new home situated on the edge of a mysterious wilderness. The sinister, witching forces in the wilderness emerge silently to terrorize the family, first by stealing the youngest of their five children. As their life-sustaining crops fail, the family falls victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another, suspecting young teen Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) of witchcraft. With the vast majority of the dialogue culled from primary sources of the time period, Robert Eggers' shocking debut horror feature is a terrifying glimpse into a family descending into madness.
ZOOTOPIA - In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predatoprey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis.
 
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2016.03.31 14:07 autotldr Entertainer Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

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Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain's most popular entertainers, has died aged 85 surrounded by his family.
Corbett first came to fame on The Frost Report in the 1960s but was best known as one half of the Two Ronnies with his comedy partner, Ronnie Barker, who died in 2005.
Corbett was a staple of British television for more than 50 years and will be particularly remembered for his rambling, convoluted monologues which went off at wild tangents on The Two Ronnies - often at the expense of the show's producer - before reaching its punchline.
Following his success alongside Frost, Barker and John Cleese in The Frost Report, Corbett went on to enjoy a string of other TV successes including Corbett's Follies and No, That's Me Over Here.
Tony Hall, director general of the BBC, said: "Ronnie Corbett was a wonderful comic and entertainer. A man of great charm and warmth who brought laughter and joy to millions. He was quite simply one of the true greats of British comedy. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."
Lord Sugar tweeted: "Sad news about Ronnie Corbett, very funny man RIP.".
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2015.02.25 16:31 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am producer and actor Jason Hervey. You might know me as Wayne AKA the "brother you love to hate" from THE WONDER YEARS - AMAA!

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Would you mind calling me a 'scrote? Did you ever feel you were in danger during the production of your new show, or were you mostly insulated from the filming? Thanks for the fine work you've done, though I still haven't forgiven you for vacuuming that hamster. (hope that was all you thought it would be) You know, I felt not necessarily in personal danger? Although in that environment, you always have to be very aware of your surroundings. And there were extremely dangerous, you know, situations in essence that the cast in this documentary was going through. And even though you're standing behind the camera, and not directly involved in the action in front of the camera, but in the huge melee at the bowling alley - that was where you could very easily see it crossing the line.
And then Chucky, our advisor, you know... he always kept things safe and really looked out for production. Safety is always a paramount concern for the production company as standard operating procedure, but Chucky always went above & beyond in keeping a watchful eye out for the crew. And days that were solely focused on law enforcement, those days were a little bit less stressful, because they were investigating the danger, as opposed to always being in the middle of it, although some extremely insane and exciting moments went down with the task force.
So you have two sets of brothers on either side of the law? How did you find these guys? Somebody that we work with said that they had a mayor and a police chief that they wanted to introduce us to, in a small town, in Middle America, that was experiencing a surge in crime. And the mayor was pulling together a task force to address the issue. And we went down there, myself and our technical advisor Chucky went and got on a plane and went down there and met the mayor and chief of police and various members of the task force. And that's really how it started. Was somebody that we work with, provided an introduction! And I thought the people were amazing, so was the situation, and before we left, the Monk brothers reached out and asked to sit down with us and let us know (word travels fast) that we were down there discussing a reality show with law enforcement. And they said they figured their names would probably come up a few times, and if anyone's gonna tell their story, it'a gonna be them! And so the rest.. is history.
How has television evolved since your days on The Wonder Years and what are your favorite shows these days, also with Fred directing Sunny in Philadelphia episodes, might we see you in a cameo soon ? I would absolutely work with Fred as a director, and I think it would be fun as he's turned out to be quite good. But I wouldn't let him boss me around too much before I gave him a wedgie in front of the whole set, haha!
And I actually have worked for Danny DeVito several times. And I've known him since I was a little kid. In fact, I played a young Danny DeVito in a dream sequence on a lost, never-before-aired episode of TAXI. Like, we filmed it, and literally they scrapped it and re-shot it, so somewhere there's this lost episode of TAXI! And it was a dream sequence where Tony Danza, Kaufman, DeVito, all the people at the Taxi place, they were little kids. But I guess James L. Brooks, the executive producer, had a better idea, so they scrapped the whole episode and started from scratch. But ALWAYS SUNNY is hilarious and I think it's a really really fun show. And if I was asked and schedules permitted - I totally would do a cameo.
You played Gary Coleman's friend on the final season of Diff'rent Strokes. What was it like working on that show? And what was Coleman like? Yea, I played the part of Charlie on that show, and got to work with Robin Givens, and Forest Whittaker, and Gary (may he rest in peace) became a friend. And he was very funny. And later on in life, as a matter of fact several years ago, we had actually produced a reality pilot with Gary for TruTV. It was going to be about Gary settling down with his fiancee, and trying to lead "a normal life" and figure out a career path that he likes, that's different than being an actor. As well as through couples counseling and coming to grips with certain issues he has had to deal with as Arnold Jackson and later in life with some of his health issues.
He was always good to me. RIP Gary.
What's Eric Bischoff really like? What are some of the craziest wrestling stories he has told you that no one else knows about? Eric Bischoff is an amazing human being and business partner. And has a huge heart, is incredibly loyal, and his instincts are second to none. But at the same time, he doesn't suffer fools. One of the best stories was back in WCW, when he challenged Vince McMahon to a fight on pay-per-view, and he shared with me that Hulk Hogan pulled him aside and said "I hope you know... that if Vince shows up, he most likely can and will kick your ass."
And Eric chuckled, and said "I hope he does, as that would certainly create a lot of buzz"- and in the same breath - "if he doesn't show up, and we gave 'em a 10 count, I guess I could say that I won."
I remember you from PeeWee's Big Adventure! What was that like, working with Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman (who co-wrote the movie) and everyone else? Any thoughts on Tim Burton's career since then? That was the second time that I worked with Paul Reubens AND Tim Burton. The first time with Paul was in MEATBALLS 2, and the first time with Tim Burton was in the original FRANKENWEENIE with Sofia Coppola and Daniel Stern.
It was somewhat of a reunion with regard to those guys, who were very welcoming to me, and really let me have fun with the scene! I was the two-faced asshole kid actor. I cracked up during filming, other people cracked up, Paul had made me laugh several times during the take, and it was pretty much a - for the most part - almost an all-day scene. It was just a lot of fun, everybody had a lot of fun on the set.
And of course, I got to ride Pee-wee's bike.
My favorite Wonder Years, and maybe even TV, moment was the confrontation between Jack Arnold and Louis (John Corbett) about Korea/Vietnam. What was it like to shoot that scene? Does it resonate with you still? What storylines were your favorite? That was an emotional scene, as Dan Lauria (who played our father) was a combat marine who fought in Vietnam. So he shared some personal stories that had an effect on me in that moment. And I think some of the fun for me as Wayne would be the moments where in the right scenario, which seemed like few & far between, Wayne always showed love for Kevin, and ended up doing the right thing.
And then of course, right back to my normal routing of insults and being annoying.
So I guess the moments where Wayne started to show you that he had a heart. It was fun.
But that always took a backseat to what I really loved - which was playing a total ass most of the time!
What makes for a good reality show vs. a bad one? What is the Citizen Kane (or Wonder Years) of reality tv, in your opinion? I think that it always comes down to 2 things: Who are the characters, and what is the world they are operating within.
Who are they, what do they do, is there conflict, what are the stakes, and if it's not relatable - is it aspirational?
And is there a takeaway?
All of those ingredients go into making a good show. Ones that rest on on a gimmick, or shock without story, don't usually last very long. And sometimes things look better on paper than they do in reality.
Hey butthead! When did you start in reality TV? How much has it changed since you started? How much can you talk about the scripting/editing process? The first big reality show that we did at BHE TV was "I wanna be a Hilton" for NBC, with Paris Hilton's mom. And as far as the scripting and editing process, that really depends on the format of the show. If it is, for instance, a host-driven competition / elimination type series, there is potentially lots of scripting (for the host and the setups, etc). But if it's a documentary series, like OUTLAW COUNTRY premiering tonight (hint hint, don't miss it), there was no scripting.
What are network executives like? Don't know much about WGN, how are they like working with? WGN has been amazing to work with. Their executives are true fans of television, and are extremely seasoned executives. And they are energetic, supportive, and gave us a lot of freedom to make the show that we are passionate about, and a story that is being told in this documentary. At the same time, they're very supportive and collaborative with a lot of value-added guidance. It has been a first-rate experience on every level.
What was it like voicing a dog on 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd? HAD A BLAST. And Tommy Lynch, the executive producer of that, was the same EP from the show KIDS INCORPORATED that I did a guest spot on where my storyline was with Stacy Ferguson - aka Fergie!
So I've known Tommy for a long time. And Seth Green was the voice of Eddie in season 1, and I was the voice in season 2. I would go into a recording booth for an hour or two, record 3 or 4 episodes at a time, and leave. And it was a lot of fun.
What a filmography! So many classic 80s films and tv shows. Was it a relief to leave acting behind? What was that decision/transition like? I think you never truly leave it behind. At least, that's not the way I see it in my mind.
I love it. But I don't miss it. As I enjoy the notion of never say never. I started working on my producing career with the first project I had created and produced at 17 years old, called "Wide World of Kids," whereby we did 26 half-hour episodes primarily on NBC stations through syndication.
What's your favorite ride in Disney? My favorite ride at Disney used to be Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, because when my brother and I were teenagers, we would take off our seatbelts and as the ride was going, we would switch places several times. Until, of course, we got thrown off the ride once... and now, my favorite ride to go on with my family is Indiana Jones!
You must have seen some wonderful child actors crash and burn, what is the difference for those that don't? Or those that do, but pull out of it? For me, and those that I know, it was always about (and is about) having a great mom and dad.
It was all about my parents. And for those that aren't fortunate enough to have a mom and a dad (or in some cases, neither), it's all about the support system around you.
When you first started out as a child actor, you appeared in a number of hit movies-Back to the Future, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Back to School, Police Academy 2-but one movie I'm surprised you didn't do was The Goonies. I'm wondering, did you audition for a part in that movie? I did.
And I actually had 2 callbacks. And met with the producer and director.
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2012.03.07 05:17 tabledresser [Table] IAmA 30-Y.O. national public radio host and new media entrepreneur. AMAA.

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Are you constantly on the lookout for new shows to add, or is it more of an organic process? How big is your vision for the eventual size of the MaxFun network? Is there a singular quality that makes an existing podcast a good fit for the network? We'll just keep adding shows as we can. We're not funded by venture capital or anything, donations grow slowly, so we're growing slowly, but we're building for the long term.
How do you describe yourself? For example: how would you respond if a stranger asks you what you do? "I run a podcasting empire?" I usually say I'm a public radio host. My editor Nick is moving out here to LA from Chicago, and before he left he went to the dentist. He called me afterwards and said, "have you ever tried to explain podcasting to your dentist?" Which is why I usually say I'm a public radio host.
What prompted the change from TSOYA to Bullseye after so many years? It sounds like something you and MaxFun had been considering for a while; how did you decide the time was right? Well, we'd thought about changing the name (it used to be The Sound of Young America, for folks who don't know) for a long time. Like... since shortly after I graduated from college. Basically people who hadn't heard the show didn't get what it was based on the name. Which was a big problem in the iTunes store, which is where most listeners come to a podcast. They assumed (anecdotally) that it was a kids show or a politics show or both. So that was a continuing problem. We had a hard time coming up with something we liked better that wasn't totally banal and boring. Then I had a bunch of meetings with public radio program directors, and PRI did some focus groups with program directors, and it was really clear that the name was a much bigger problem there than I knew before. Basically, they were taking it very, very literally. They wondered why I wasn't interviewing more young people, or exclusively young people. So we just sort of decided to bite the bullet and do it. No time like the present. My friend Roman Mars suggested the name. There were also some formatting changes we wanted to make to the show, and we figured we'd take the opportunity to sort of sit back, look at the show and re-adjust. Which we'd never done. I mean, we'd adjusted the show, but always while the train was moving, so to speak.
Lots of questions build up listening to all the great shows in the Maximum Fun empire. 1) How did you get involved with Stop Podcasting Yourself? They weren't originally MaxFun affiliated, correct? 2) How involved is Jordan in MaxFun Business? Is he at all, or is he mostly on-air talent? How does that work with him being "In from the beginning?" 3) How has having a baby changed the dynamic of having an in-house studio? Any funny off-microphone stories? 1) They started doing the show on their own, and they had fans in our forums. Dave sort of outed himself as a member of the forum, and so I listened to the show, and really liked it, and talked to Dave and then we got married and made love and that's how you were born. 2) He's not really involved at all. Basically, we made a deal when we started JJGo, which was that he would get half of the JJGo merch money, half of the JJGo ad revenue, and a salary from donation money. He's tried to turn down that money in the past, though not for a couple years. His only job with JJGo is on-air, pretty much. He comes in with ideas and is a great partner, but he really just shows up and is funny. He has his own very successful career to tend to. 3) It's been pretty tough, frankly. The real problem is that my dogs bark when people come to the door, and that wakes up the baby. My wife was sort of in charge of the dogs when guests came, and it's really hard for her to handle the dogs and the baby, but I have to greet the guests. So that's not funny, but it's true. We're thinking about trying to move to a duplex or something where there's two buildings, or at least a separate entrance for the studio.
How did you meet the honorable Judge John Hodgman? Who's idea was it to start the show? I was just talking with John last night about how we met! He was a guest on The Sound of Young America when his first book came out. This was when I was still on college radio, though I was out of college then - I was like 23 or 24, doing the show from my apartment in San Francisco. Anyway, he was really great on the show, and I went to his book reading at the Booksmith on Haight Street, and it was me and my girlfriend, plus Dave Eggers, Dave Eggers' baby, the staff of the bookstore, Hodgman's literary escort (the person who drives the author around to press), Coulton, and like one other person. We met in person the first time then. He was apparently impressed by me, because he recommended my show to his friend who worked at WNYC, who has since become a mentor of mine, and at the time put a special run of my show on WNYC, which was really my big break. Shortly after all this, Hodgman was a guest on the Daily Show, and that led to his audition to be a contributor there, and to his audition for the computer commercials, and to a whole new life for him. But we just stayed pals and got together when we were in each others' towns. And he helped me many, many times along the way as his burgeoning fame allowed. I owe him a lot. The show was originally a segment on JJGo, which was my idea. I think we did it on episode 2 or something. When Hodgman's This Day In the Past podcast ran out of content (it was stuff from his audio book), it was his idea to make it Judge John Hodgman a standalone show.
I gotta say I love me some Judge John Hodgman. Can you please tell me to shut my piehole? SHUT YOUR PIEHOLE BURNTSAC.
Between Jordan, Jesse, Go; Judge John Hodgman, and Bullseye, you seem to have a few different personas (always as yourself though). Do you consider yourself to be playing characters, or just exaggerated versions of yourself that fit the vibe of each podcast? It's really just my role on the different shows. On Bullseye, I'm mostly an interviewer. That means that while I'm a little more personality-forward than some in public radio, it's mostly a showcase for my guest. I'm trying to find out about them. On JJGo, I'm the host. That means that it's my responsibility to keep things going when the wind falls out of the sails. If Jordan's idea finishes unexpectedly, I have to be ready to say something, whether or not I have something useful to say :). Jordan can sit back and just say a funny thing when it comes to him, I have to talk when no one else is talking. It's also a sillier show, a more community-oriented show, and a more vulgar show, obviously -so the tone is different. On JJHo, that's John's show. I basically get to be like Jordan, just saying a funny thing when it occurs to me, or goosing things when they can use some goosing. I also do a little producing, guiding things from time to time, though we edit that out. In the interview segments, I just try to reveal the drama a little and maybe say one silly thing. I really enjoy myself when I get to be on Never Not Funny or something, and someone else is steering the ship (especially a masterful host like Jimmy), and I have no responsibility other than to have fun. That's really a blast for me, and something I look forward to more than anything else.
How much energy are you putting into getting more public radio stations to air Bullseye? How has the success of the MaximumFun network of podcasts effected your radio strategy? With the re-launch of the show, we're re-evaluating our strategy on this. I'm actually going to Minneapolis to meet with PRI next week on this very subject, and am sort of considering all options. Everything from shutting down the show (very unlikely) to dropping our affiliation to affiliating with someone else to making an all-out push with PRI to everything and anything. We've gotten some really good feedback from the format and name switch, and I don't want to lost momentum. There are some formidable competitors, shows that I really like (Studio 360, Snap Judgement, The Moth, Sound Opinions) that are competing for the same airtime we are, and I'm sick of losing. In the past, I sort of vacillated between trying and not trying and focusing on the podcasts. Theoretically, it's our distributor's responsibility, but they're sort of like a record label - sometimes you have to take your band's future into your own hands. Really, the success of the podcasts has meant that I can eat. Because I literally make about $20,000 a year from stations that air Bullseye, and Bullseye has two employees who earn about $80,000 between them. That's not counting me.
Are you going to be doing a "meet and greet" or anything else special while in the Twin Cities? I may be able to. Not sure what my schedule will be yet. I must prioritize my dinner with Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.
I had a satsuma the other day. They're pretty amazing, right? Now you're just pandering. Anyway: I'm all about sumos now.
What do you see as the key pros/cons of working in broadcast radio versus podcasting? Do you think that public radio is a long-term home for your work, or do you think that you'll eventually go "full internet"? I've always wanted to be a public radio host, and I'm incredibly proud to be a public radio host. My hope is that I'll continue to be one. The public radio system is very change-averse, very diffuse and very institutionally-bound. It can be incredibly frustrating to work within. It's also full of wonderful, brilliant people who work there because they want the world to be a better place, or at least not a worse place. So it makes me nuts sometimes, but I'm really genuinely proud to be part of it. That said, the internet has been what's allowed me to pursue all kinds of crazy projects and make money from them and build an audience that I never could have built on broadcast. And eat. Also: eat.
I recently looked up what you look like and was really surprised (based on the sound of your voice). Do you get that a lot? Yes, because I'm so handsome.
One of the things I find so fascinating and great about the MaxFun empire is how positive it's programming is. For an internet entity none of it is based in pure negativity or snark. But I sometimes get the feeling that when a discussion turns into some for of criticism listeners have a hard time with you speaking negatively about something (i.e. you mentioning some faults with Community resulting in people assuming you hated the show.) Do you find it hard to reconcile the positive attitude of MaxFun, with being critical of culture? Yes! Just: yes! People do a lot of extrapolating. For me, they tend to assume that I'm A) insincere and B) secretly super hateful. Actually, I like a lot of things and don't like a lot of things and just sort of focus my energy on the things I like. I dislike The Real Housewives, but, you know... I'm a grownup. I just don't watch it. But you're totally right: if I say that Arrested Development fell apart a bit towards the end, people freak out and think I hate Arrested Development. It's weird. And hard.
When you're considering adding an independent/fledgling podcast to the MaxFun network, what factors influence that decision? I imagine it's some combination of numbers, similarity to or difference from podcasts already on the network, and general enjoyability, but is there anything else? I really don't think the internet is saturated with comedy podcasts. Not as long as only 10% of people in the US even know what a podcast is. Is iTunes saturated with rock albums? You don't need that many people to follow your podcast to make a living from it. Tens of thousands. MILLIONS had to watch your TV show 15 years ago.
Also, with the internet so saturated with comedy podcasts at the moment, how do you envision the landscape of new media changing over the next few years? Any ideas on what might be the next big thing? Does it fit into our lineup, does it compliment what we're offering, that kind of thing. Does it feel of a piece with what we're doing.
How does one make a living from a podcast with tens of thousands of followers? All from ads? In our case, mostly donations. But presumably it would be a combination of sources. It wouldn't solely be from the podcast, it would be from having a few tens of thousands of fans that you're monetizing in a variety of ways (shows, a book, donations, ads, selling merch, whatever).
I just want to say that I love Put This On and wish that you guys posted more. What is your "go to" outfit? If I'm not working or making any public appearances, old jeans (LVC 1947 501s), a white t-shirt, a heather gray sweatshirt, and a pair of boots.
With devices such as Roku and Boxee beginning to put indie media on the same level as big players, what do you think will be the next big break to completely level the playing field? And what do you think will happen once that field is leveled? I don't agree with your premise :). I think the field is getting leveled-er, but I don't think it will be leveled. In terms of audio, which is my specialty, I think the difference would be a standard that makes it stupid easy to listen to internet audio in the car. STUPID easy. But it's been almost ten years with almost zero progress on that, and I'm starting to despair. Apple is really into proprietary formats, and also doesn't seem interested in cars. I just have to hope that Microsoft's efforts might pan out there. They've actually done some really good stuff with their phones lately, and I haven't used Sync, but I've heard good things. Basically, cars are the place where most audio programming is consumed, and most people won't mess with anything unless it's CRAZY simple, and podcasts still aren't crazy simple.
Why do you think there are so few prominent podcasts featuring women or non-white dudes? Am I just stuck in a white dude podcast network, and am not being exposed to the other amazing things that are out there? Where should I look (aside from Throwing Shade, of course)? Something about nerds and the equipment, I think. It frustrates me, too. I'm a big fan of Julie Klausner's show, too.
You're a big Hip Hop fan. What's the best Hip Hop album of all time? This isn't a very creative answer, but probably Illmatic. My personal favorites are probably The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest, Blowout Comb by Digable Planets and Just Tryin' Ta Live by Devin the Dude.
What is your single favorite piece of clothing? I swear, I have been thinking about this since you posted it and haven't come up with an answer yet. Nominees so far include the peacoat (post WWII, pre-Korea) that I bought in HS and have had and worn ever since and the (dated 1958) Abercrombie & Fitch tweed suit I bought at the Los Feliz Goodwill that I wear once a year at MaxFunCon.
Forgive me for not knowing much about podcasts, but where does the revenue come from? Display ads? Commercials? Do you own the site for the podcast? How much time do you spend on the monetizing aspect of things and what do you spend that time doing? Most of our revenue (this is from memory) comes from donations. Maybe 60%. Then some comes from ads in the shows, some comes from broadcast, and some comes from events. I spend a significant amount of time on monetization, but the mechanics are at this point farmed out to employees. My wife is the development director, so she handles our pledge drives and donor relations. I have an events director who handles our events. I handle our relationship with our distributor on the radio. On Put This On, I'm still steering that ship. We do display ads there, which bring in signficant revenue. I've turned down a few ad networks for various reasons, and most of our advertisers have been smaller, independent businesses rather than major brands. The big brands tend to want to do huge buys, and they tend to want more than display ads, if you catch my drift. The web series of Put This On is funded via Kickstarter, with most of the money coming from individuals, though we do have to advertisers, for whom we created commercials that will air in episodes.
Sorry to pander but I still smile everytime I remember Marc Maron saying "Papa Jesse of the Nerd Plantation" at MaxFunCon. So my question would be to talk about how awesome MaxFunCon is. I've been every year but the first. What was the first year like not knowing how things were going to turn out? Were you afraid it was going to bankrupt you? Yeah. I put $35,000 on credit cards to do the first one :)
How do you reconcile your (from my understanding) less-than-privileged upbringing with your seemingly divergent loves of menswear and hip-hop? Not unlike Popeye, Iyam what Iyam. In all sincerity, though: my upbringing was less than privileged, but while my family were short on money, they were long on taste. My mom especially. She's still a part-time antiques dealer, and one of the most elegant people I've ever known. She also came up in DC friends with Gil Scott Heron and making clothes for Miles Davis and stuff, so she's not one-dimensional, either. I'd say my childhood, while it was in the hood, was as much bohemian as it was straight-up "hood," and pretty unusual even in that context.
Hey Jesse! I love your show. My question for you is, how did you first get into the industry? Do you have any advice for someone like myself who just graduated with a broadcasting degree and is trying to break in? Get any job you can, and demonstrate that you're the most reliable, useful person in the room, and that you want to do more than what you're doing at any given time. Pursue new skills whenever you get the chance, and look for chances to learn them or teach them to yourself. ALSO start your own project(s) that you have to do consistently and improve over time.
I really didn't think the Merrill Markoe episode came across as very awkward. On a totally unrelated note, remember that episode of 30 Rock when Liz Lemon invites her hero, a groundbreaking female comedy writer (played by Carrie Fisher) to be a guest writer on the show, only to realize that this woman she admires so much is bat shit insane and mean to boot? Oh, Tina Fey! Where do you get your ideas? Actually, after meeting someone who wasn't Merrill, I always assumed that character was based on someone who wasn't Merrill. COUGHhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_BeattsCOUGH.
How hard is it to keep the McElroy's potty mouths under control during their segments on Bullseye? Those are good West Virginia boys. They know not to swear when daddy's in the room.
I'd like to know a little more about MaxFunCon - How did it come about? Are there plans to expand it or take it elsewhere? Essentially, a few years ago we wanted to have some physical manifestation of all this online stuff we were building. I thought about alot of options, including a traditional convention, and couldn't come up withsomething that seemed worth doing. We were at UCLA, and they said, "have you thought about our Lake Arrowhead property?"
Who has been your all time favorite guest on Jordan, Jesse, Go? Also, I'm going to San Francisco for the first time in October, what is the one thing I shouldn't miss? All time favorite JJGo guest is a tough one. My wife when we announced she was pregnant maybe?
Is Hodgman's mustache as wondrous in real life as I'm lead to believe? Was hanging out with him last night, and yeah, it's majestic.
So, I'm about to start a new podcast. What would be your number one tip? And what should I not do? Remember that you're making the show for the audience, not for you. And make it regularly. Don't make it too long.
Outside of the Maximum Fun network, who should people interested in great radio be listening to? I actually posted on my Tumblr about what podcasts I subscribe to recently: http://jessethorn.tumblr.com/post/15678234125/what-podcasts-do-you-subscribe-to-jesse-folks . In terms of things that actually go out over the air, I really love 99% Invisible, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Radiolab, Fresh Air, The Best Show on WFMU and The Memory Palace.
So, Jesse, your cultural recommendations are always top-notch ( I'm talking Downton Abbey, Satsumas, Larry Sanders.) And as an SF native, it warms my heart whenever the city comes up in podcast conversation-- So, I'm curious-- what things around SF can you endorse? favorite spot in the city to grab a burrito? thrift store? a tailor you'd recommend? etc. Favorite burrito is probably El Farolito in the OMI, near Ocean & Mission. Favorite thrift store is probably Community Thrift. Don't have a tailor in the city anymore, but I've heard that Cable Car Tailors near Union Square is good (iirc). I think natives should visit the Musee Mechanique sometime. And go see W. Kamau Bell's monthly show The W. Kamau Bell Curve - bring someone of a different race and get in for half price. And maybe spend a weekend morning at West Coast Live.
Who is your dream guest (for either Bullseye or JJGo), and have you ever come close to booking him/her? I haven't really thought about a dream guest for JJGo - those are usually our friends. Patton Oswalt has never been on, we've talked a few times about him coming on but he's crazy busy. He would be wonderful. For Bullseye, there's a few... in terms of non-obvious ones, Randy Newman's near the top of the list. We've come pretty close. May still happen. Albert Brooks, we've tried really hard but not gotten anywhere. There's tons of super-famous people, too, but I just don't even really consider them. I mean, I'd love to have Will Ferrel, but it's not worth the effort for me to try and do that right now.
Hey Jesse. I'm a big fan of JJGo and have a lot of respect for what you've done with podcasting. I do a comedic podcast in the midwest (Kansas) and I'm finding younger podcasts with lower production quality from Southern California getting way more recognition than ours. Any suggestions? Move to Southern California or New York. It's not about the geography. The people aren't getting recognition because they're physically close to somewhere, it's because they're part of a comedy community that just doesn't exist in Kansas, because there's no comedy industry in Kansas. You can help create an analog to that community online... but real life communities are really important and they always will be. That's why I live in LA even though I'd rather live in San Francisco.
Am I the only one who thinks that this bear looks just a little like Jesse? I sure hope so.
Jesse, could you explain the fact that you don't consume alcohol? Is there some specific reason? Or do you just have a general distaste for it? My father and stepmother are both recovering alcoholics, and my mother had substance issues as well. All of them were largely before my memory, but I've tried to learn a lesson from their lives.
On an earlier episode of JJGo you discussed not having made your greatest creative achievement yet. Often times this thought paralyzes me from making at all, knowing that the creative product I produce will probably be embarrassing to me in some way, in as much as it's not perfect. For this reason I distrust compliments and find it very hard to stay consistently motivated, having a binge and purge system with creative success. What mental gymnastics, if any, do you have to perform to keep yourself motivated? I'm sure the established fan base you have now helps plenty, but what about in the beginning, in the college radio days? Yeah, that's sort of why I had to create a thing where I just have to make stuff every week. Because if I get into what needs to be just right... then I get paralyzed too. But shows have to go on the air. And JJGo just is what it is.
How is the preparation for an interview different when you are either not as familiar with the interviewee or don't really like the stuff they make? I don't book people whose stuff I don't like. The show has a really strong editorial perspective, and I think that's one of its essential qualities. That said, sometimes I'm less familiar with a guest's work. Rock people, for example - I'm just less versed in the rock world than I am in soul and hip-hop. Once in a while something that listeners have introduced me to, like Kate Beaton, the webcomics artist. In short, it's more work then :). I mean, I put in a lot of work anyway, but it's a matter of familiarizing myself THEN getting to the point where I know what I want the interview to be, rather than just the second part.
Did you know /maximumfun exists? Yes! Though I haven't checked in in a while.
I'd like to say that I'm a huge fan. My brother and I listen to your podcasts nearly every day. What are some of your favorite non-Hip Hop musical groups/artists? As far as my favorite non-hip-hop musical artists... well, I'd say that soul music is probably, if push came to shove, my favorite genre. My all-time favorites are Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, Al Greene... James Brown, especially sort of Fred Wesley-era James Brown. In terms of newer soul music, D'Angelo, Bilal. I'm a casual jazz listener, too. I love Nina Simone as much as anything. My wife grew up listening to rock music, so she listens to a lot more, uhm, demographically-appropriate music than I do :). I like some of it more than others - Band of Horses I like a lot for example. I'd still pretty much rather listen to the Stylistics every time, though.
How do you prepare for podcasts like JJGo where it seems that you're more just shooting the shit? How much do you rely on a list of talking points or witty things to say, and how much of it comes from an unscripted ability to perpetuate an interesting conversation? There's a pretty thorough rundown of the equipment I use here on BoingBoing: http://boingboing.net/2010/06/24/a-visit-to-maximum-f.html . It's pretty much the same now as then... I run the calls on JJGo off of a little netbook with an old Edirol UA-1EX audio interface plugged into it. As far as white people go... I like Van Morrison, though I prefer the R&B to the folky stuff. I love Randy Newman. Andrew WK. I like country music... sort of traditional country, George Jones, that kind of thing. Fiddles and steel guitars and aching hearts.
One-sided, possibly. Asymmetrical.
You've been working with Jordan Morris in some capacity for 10+ years I think. Your chemistry is the best part of Jordan, Jesse, Go! but I can also imagine you getting frustrated with each other. How do you keep this partnership fresh and on track? Jordan's just a really good guy. Probably my worst quality is that I'm a perfectionist with over-strong convictions, and Jordan can be a bit passive. Luckily, those fit together pretty well :).
You and Jordan have been friends for a while. Has there ever been a moment when you thought that it might be better to split ways? Jordan's the funniest guy I've ever been friends with. He's a real genius. And besides that he's got a wonderful heart and he's committed to doing a good job, and you couldn't ask for a better partner than that.
What are your favorite public radio shows? Van you recommend any shows that are more obscure? 99% Invisible is a favorite. So is The Memory Palace. On the Media. There's THREE!
Will hang it up/keep it up come back at all? It's one of my favorite segments ever. Also, got anything that needs to hang it up or keep it up? Hang it up Skyrim. Too many dragons. DANGEROUS.
What's the next conquest for the Jesse Thorn empire? Anything interesting in the pipeline that you'd like to talk about? Well, Season Two of PTO premieres next Tuesday, March 13th. That's really exciting. And we're going to premiere International Waters very soon, too, which is a pop culture comedy quiz show. You can check out the pilot here: http://soundcloud.com/colin-anderson/international-waters/s-DdlTw . And of course the pledge drive!
To what extent do "big interviews" (like Herzog or Bootsy) freak you out, and what do you do about that? (Or is there a point past which you're no longer nervous to have some ultra famous hero in your house?) Bonus question: did you ever get a reliable supply of caffeine free Dr. Pepper? Let's see... Second question first. You can mail order caffeine free regular Dr Pepper (no . after the Dr) from Dublin Dr Pepper. Or at least you could - they had a dispute with the parent company of some kind, and they took the order form off their website. http://www.olddocs.com/ I haven't called. I've been trying not to drink soda on account of the old on-camera work. As for the first question... I mostly get nervous when I'm not prepared. For Bootsy and Herzog, I was ready. Sometimes, if someone really has a lot of emotional meaning to me, I get nervous. I was nervous for Bill Withers, for example. And he gave me reason to be, too :). Mavis Staples. Bootsy had a lot of meaning for me, but I just knew he was a great guy and it would go well. Herzog I was kind of nervous but I just thought it would be fun. I do pee a lot before interviews. That is the physical manifestation of nerves. I will pee like three times before an interview. In the toilet, of course.
I've heard of this other radiot host called Rush L. What do you think of his recent comments? Also how often do you hear jokes relating to having a "face for radio" and how quickly does that grow old? I haven't followed the whole thing. His politics don't jive with mine, and I think he's a slimeball overall, but he's a talented broadcaster, and I think that people on the left take him a little too literally - he's a self-aware, self-parodist, in part. I think that saying his show is from the "Excellence in Broadcasting Network" is actually pretty funny. It's a bit like when Kilborn used to be his own announcer.
Does PRI give you pressure about the Bullseye podcast? I wonder if they ever say "Why would someone listen to a radio station when they can download instantly?" PRI have never pressured me about anything. They understand my situation.
How do you balance your growing media empire with time for your wife and baby? It's really hard, and it's been a big adjustment, especially since my wife is also my colleague, and has had to scale back her schedule about 95% to take care of the baby. Still figuring it out, frankly.
Bullseye seems to be part of a new movement in Public Radio, along with RadioLab and 99% Invisible, that keeps the thoughtfulness of traditional public radio, but with content, pacing, and tone that engages younger listeners more. Amongst young people, podcasting is the preferred way to consume these shows. It's awesome. But it makes me wonder about public television. I haven't seen anything similar for it (with the exception maybe of This American Life) . Why do you think that is? Have you considered producing a long-form video podcast that would meet the standards of Public Television, but innovates in the same way this recent movement of public radio has? Short answer: video production is way more expensive.
When is the MaxFunDrive (the annual fundraiser to support your network) this year? We just started announcing it on shows, but it starts March 26th. We'll have some excellent thank-you gifts and just generally it will be kick-ass.
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