The artist behind a painting of Bill Clinton in a blue dress and red heels said it was a “complete surprise” to learn that it ended up in Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion. The Daily Mail was the first to report that the artwork was hanging on the wall of the accused sex trafficker’s Manhattan townhouse. Artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid said she painted it while a grad student at the New York Academy of Art in 2012 and it was sold at a school fundraiser. “I had no idea who the buyer was at the time. As with most of my paintings, I had completely lost track of this piece when it was sold seven years,” she said in a statement. Epstein’s ownership of the painting raised eyebrows because of his ties to Clinton, who distanced himself from the financier after he was accused of sex-trafficking.
This leads to the conclusion that she stuck Mr. Clinton’s head on a stock image rather than painting from life.
[DAWN] An alleged victim of pedophile financier Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened... sued for damages on Wednesday as reports claimed his guards were asleep before the disgraced tycoon died from an apparent suicide in prison.
Two employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in New York failed to check on Epstein for three hours and then falsified prison logs to cover up their error, the New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... reported.
The staff members were meant to be inspecting Epstein’s cell every 30 minutes but dozed off, several unnamed law enforcement and prison officials familiar with the matter told the newspaper.
The revelations came a day after the warden of the high-security facility was temporarily reassigned and two guards put on administrative leave by the Bureau of Prisons, pending an investigation.
Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning. The FBI and Justice Department are probing how he managed to apparently take his own life just weeks after an earlier reported suicide attempt.
US newspapers reported that he had apparently been taken off suicide watch and left without a cellmate, against protocol, while the guards were working overtime due to major staff shortages at the jail.
The multi-millionaire, who hobnobbed with numerous politicians and celebrities over the years, was awaiting trial charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.
His death came a day after a court released documents in which one of his alleged victims said Epstein used her as a "sex slave" and that she was forced to have sex with well-known politicians and businessmen.
Another woman, who says she was raped by Epstein as a teenager, sued his estate and former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell under a New York law that came into effect on Wednesday.
Jennifer Araoz wrote a column in the New York Times saying she was filing a lawsuit under the Child Victims Act against Epstein, British-born socialite Maxwell and other accomplices.
Wonder how many times 'senior management' ever left their desks to stroll around to see how their important guests were doing? That which doesn't get inspected, doesn't get done. See - Management by Walking around.
I'm afraid we're going to have a drip, drip, drip of details indicating that something quite unusual went on. But we're never, ever going to find out what exactly it was. The bureaucratic cover-up will succeed.
And when the drips are put together, what ultimately emerges will be so incoherent as to be laughable. But enough time shall have passed that nobody'll care, the front pages will have the villain of the day and that new sordid story.
For some reason, this whole Epstein story reminds me of JFK's assassination and the feeling is bad, very bad. The truth will never be known and justice will not be done.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/16/2019 11:43 Comments ||
A modicum of natural justice has been ensured by the universe, hasn't it ? Now it would really be complete if the Maxwell lady were to die too.
There is a judge above that needs no committees or sanctions from piddly men in long gowns. Think of the anguish and the tears of the unheard children that disappeared into his factory of filth. Such a man has other hidden crimes as well, ranging from silencing victims to forced abortions to gawd knows what. The auxiliary activities of a sex trafficker.
Rest assured, brethren that he is now in a place fitting for his kind, from which there is no escape, no parole, no appeal. The doctrines of ethical niceties do not apply there, and there is no recourse, only weeping and gnashing of teeth.
It was murder and levels of our government and another were behind it. What surfaced was the foreign government sponsored blackmail scheme linked to a friendly pervert with a cover story and wide ranging links to the soft underbelly of political power in this country. There are too many factors to make it merely a rich pervert with an appetite for young girls and willing politicians. The cash flow without apparent sourcing, the cover given even in his first prosecution, the convenience of the demise, and the specific facts of the homicide. The proof will be the dog that didn't bark, to wax Holmesian. No major political names will fall, proof it was a conspiracy to protect a vital ally whose power honeytrap was close tp being revealed.
Agree with Dron that natural justice will eventually apply but in the meantime those who murdered Epstein to cover their own crimes will walk free and continue to do evil while trust in our government is destroyed.
And all of this is to say nothing of the young girls who were victimized, whose lives were ruined while they were still children, who will not see that natural justice until they die. I hope they can get something from Epstein's estate but it's far from certain.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/16/2019 14:38 Comments ||
Medical Examiner rules he was a suicide, and the fix begins.....Dr Wecht is already saying BS based on the finding that he self hung by leaning forward from a kneeling position to suffocate, inconsistent with broken hyoid and cervical bones, Wecht doesn't think it is possible to sustain those injuries, insufficient force.
[Teslarati] SpaceX’s next Starhopper flight needs more analysis for FAA go-ahead, says Elon Musk.
According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the company’s next major Starhopper flight test is still awaiting FAA approval due to a need for more hazard analysis, presumably required because Starhopper will be traveling much higher than before.
On August 9th, SpaceX completed a routine wet dress rehearsal (WDR) with Starhopper, loading the vehicle with propellant and fluids and replicating a launch countdown up to the point of Raptor ignition. Starhopper remains untethered in a sign that SpaceX doesn’t have plans for a static fire test before the low-fidelity rocket prototype’s next flight milestone. Originally scheduled for August 12th, that milestone – a 200m (650 ft) hop test – has been indefinitely delayed as SpaceX awaits an updated permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Paging Senator Shelby...
Posted by: 3dc ||
08/16/2019 00:20 ||
Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,
FAA slow rolling the testing. Govt agency protecting other gov agencies...
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
08/16/2019 11:23 Comments ||
IIUC, the FAA has issued a NOTAMS for the Starhopper hop for this weekend. The window started 2 hours ago!
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Thursday said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes if elected, becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to call for action after a racially motivated massacre in Texas.
Booker said he would also require the FBI and the Justice Department to allocate the same level of resources and attention to white supremacist-inspired violence as they devote to international terrorism.
The New Jersey senator announced his plan less than two weeks after a gunman in El Paso, Texas, killed 22 people inside a Walmart after posting an anti-immigrant screed online that echoed some of President Donald Trump's heated rhetoric. The attack was among three mass shootings in the span of a week that killed 34 people in all.
The incidents have roiled the presidential race, with Democrats accusing Trump, a Republican, of fomenting hatred while failing to embrace common-sense gun restrictions. Several candidates, including Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday, have released plans to fight gun violence and white supremacy in the days since the El Paso massacre.
Trump, who has said he is not a racist, has expressed support in the wake of the shooting for "red flag" laws that limit access to guns for dangerous people and a potential expansion of background checks for gun purchases. He has not endorsed any specific legislation.
Last week, at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, where a white supremacist gunned down nine people in 2015, Booker criticized Trump's language while linking the El Paso shooting to the United States' long history of racism.
"To say this is to speak the truth plainly, because with the truth there can be no reconciliation," said Booker, who is African-American.
[PULSE.NG] House Democrat Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... called Israel's decision Thursday to ban her from visiting the country "chilling," saying it was an "insult to democratic values" to deny entry to sitting members of the US Congress.
In 2012, the US State Department banned Israeli Knesset member Michel Ben Ari from coming into the US and to launch a collaborative project between the Knesset and Congress.
Ben Ari was a nutjob and a bigot but did not support violence nor was he connected any American terror or bigotry groups.
Oman and Tliab are visiting with multiple sponsors, one is Miftah, which has claimed that Jews use the blood of Christians for Passover another is one of the shadows of the PFLP. Moreover, on their itinerary they both indicated that they were only visiting Palestine, not even mentioning Israel.
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/16/2019 1:04 Comments ||
You don't belong in Congress. You're the insult to Congress, you vile specimen.
Omar is a product of the Hussein Obama regime, which was a product of the post 9/11 MSM and Dem party capitulation to Al Queda and opened the US to immigrants from Somalia, Palestine - Talib, etc, countries that hate Israel and the US.
Pislam is a chilling insult you racist Jew hating freak.
In Minneapolis the Somalis have free (tax payer Dhimmi supplied) housing. For some "culture" reason they literally remove the bathroom toilets. Several city workers have mention their frustration of having to continually replace them.
No fines for the muzzy leeches, no charges, to evictions and where the hell are they pooping?
[FoxNews] Coping with a struggling campaign and facing the reality that he wouldn’t make the stage at next month’s third round of Democratic presidential debates, former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ... former governor of Colorado, yet another of 2020's innumerable Dem candidates. His selling points include being less grabby than Biden, less Cherokee than Warren, assuming that's possible, and taller than Gillebrand... ended his long-shot bid for the White House on Thursday.
"Today, I’m ending my campaign for president. But I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together," Hickenlooper said in a video released on social media and through email.
The Looper sucks, as Governor he really hurt Colorado but he's loved by many idiots here in CO. With Colorado turning blue in our last election, we're all suffering from the trifecta of the Democrats having the Governor, the State House, and State Senate. All the Progressive Liberals moving into Colorado bringing their left wing ideals makes me seriously consider leaving Colorado a state that I love but it's getting awful with the progressive lefties that you run into constantly. I'm tired of fighting. Lord give me strength, currently we're fighting to keep TABOR (taxpayers Bill Of Rights that limits big government) that Polis and the Dems want to get rid of. Feeling so hopeless.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.