No, I think like her father, she thought laws and ethics were silly things for little people. From the Guardian today:
Ghislaine is not the first of the Maxwell clan to face criminal charges.
Her older brothers, Ian and Kevin, found themselves in the dock after their father’s death in 1991 when a £460m hole was discovered in the Mirror Group pen…
closeupready replied to the topic Wake the F*** Up – The Powerful Don’t Care About You – Elwood Channels Carlin in the forum General Discussion 19 minutes ago
have grown by a factor of 10 over the last ten years.
Think about that for a minute.
That means your “re-election campaign war chest”/slush fund is approximately 10x bigger NOW than it was in 2010. So if you had, for example, $500,000 in your war chest then, you’d have $5,000,000 now. For 99.5% of Americans, $5,000,000 meets the threshold f…[Read more]
closeupready replied to the topic Today, by Alan Dershowitz / The Ghislaine Maxwell I know in the forum General Discussion 14 hours ago
It’s a mystery. ??
I don’t care what she thinks. She lost, period. We’ve all moved on.
When people talk about the Uniparty, they are saying that the Republicans represent the conservative branch of the Uniparty (pro-oligarchy forces) and that the Democrats represent the less conservative branch of the Uniparty. “Uni” because on issues important to oligarchs, there is NO OPPOSITION.
Bloated defense budgets? 100% support in C…[Read more]
closeupready replied to the topic Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Assurances of Ghislaine Maxwell's Safety While in Custody in the forum General Discussion 1 day ago
She will talk. No question about that.
closeupready replied to the topic Arizona triage plan means older people and those with pre-existing conditions may be left to die in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
Speaking to the metaphor that these circumstances mimic wartime rationing…
closeupready replied to the topic Young Turks host says Elizabeth Warren should be Biden's VP pick in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
now why is anyone listening to him? Cenk is part of the problem – he wasn’t initially, but became so.
We’ve discussed this sequence of events over, and over, and over again here on JPR. It’s not a revelation.
AOC is on the same path.
And to be honest, you can’t blame them too much – if they compromise even a little, the rewards are m…[Read more]
closeupready started the topic Did you know? That New Amsterdam was renamed New York in honor of England's Duke of York. in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
What on Earth was wrong with “New Amsterdam”?
I’m finding this set of circumstances darkly ironic:
In that rag The Daily Mail, the editors seem to be mocking Black Lives Matters protests, or at least the idea that as society changes, our ideals change – you see, Columbus, Ohio this morning took down the Christopher Columbus statue, in light of…[Read more]
closeupready replied to the topic News: @gavinnewsom is ordering bars to be closed in the following counties: in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
drive across county lines, otherwise.
that was in existence for centuries … until it wasn’t. It went broke in the 90’s, and suddenly, it was just another insurance company. Err, well, they claim they aren’t an insurance company, lol, whatever.
The New York Times sold itself out during the Iraq War. Now, IMO, it is no more credible than CNN or MSNBC. As an old part of the Est…[Read more]
closeupready replied to the topic Biden cancer nonprofit paid its top execs millions. It spent little to eradicate cancer in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
a custom-built 501(c)(3) “charity”, installing your spouse to run it, and overpaying them by as much as possible.
And some voters can’t understand why they have nobody representing them in the US Congress. FOLLOW. THE. MONEY. FOLKS.
And there is zero accountability. So, for example, like all progressives, you arrive in Congress a rook…[Read more]
I ask to “remember me” and I get forgotten, instead. It’s a waste of time on a discussion board to draft and edit a concise post, only to see it wiped and have to start over. Not worth it. Please fix this.
Is it a matter of money? I mean, do you need to do another fund drive or something?
closeupready replied to the topic 56% of Brits (vs 35%) want the UK to stay in the EU. Sorry, Brits, that 2016 gave you Brexit (eventually you even got Boris Johnson) and gave us Trump. in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
The EU is some kind of signatory to how many human rights accords and conventions. Yet, they have failed miserably to address the abuse of Syrian refugees in Greece and elsewhere in Europe. Greece has asked for help from the EU in building humanitarian infrastructure and processing asylum applications, starting years ago; yet, no real help ha…[Read more]
then I went to look at the source … and realized, lennyletter is the blog of that gross thing who – on some red carpet event – threw herself at Brad Pitt, who – in response – threw himself as far away from her as possible (what else could he have done??). lol Thanks for the laugh, @mistap !
the Multiverse’s bestest most wonderfulest Madam President in all history ever!! @mistap lol
closeupready replied to the topic "i don't wear a mask for the same reason i don't wear underwear" in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
If you are looking for scholars or the best/brightest, 1) don’t look to Florida; and if you MUST, 2) do NOT look in West Palm Beach. lol
closeupready started the topic Guardian (6/13/20): "Germany confronted its racist legacy. Britain and the US must do the same" in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
This oped is brilliant, and spot-on.
It wasn’t surprising that the anger first exploded in the US. The Black Lives Matter demonstrations weren’t only sparked by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Poverty and poor health in black communities – the reason why African Americans have died from Covid-19 at three times the rate of white…
And my thought on that is typically, “I like life, and I like SOME people, just not most of the people in my community.” Most of them (currently) seem to be on drugs, heavily tattooed, smoke cigarettes, they are needy, rude, presumptuous – and I’m talking men and women both.
Ironically, social distancing is something I could have probably…[Read more]
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