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CH, EC married a gal from Westerville on the NE side of Cowlumbus a couple decades ago. They supposedly ended up in a place on the NW side of town somewhere near our shop, but never got more than rumors about the specific location. It wouldn’t surprise me if they moved further out towards Powell where we used to live and Buckeye now lives. Lots of open space there to make whatever kind of ‘compound’ they might want. That’s not too far from Ann’s stomping ground.
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In college one of my roomies was a genius with a few screws loose. The rather primitive psychiatric pharmacology of the day (mid 60s) has him on several meds, that in sequence, each was supposed to fix the side effects of the previous one. He was dead by 21 (after we had gone separate ways), but I think the final step may have been a self-induced nudge with heroin.
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I never read Stuart Woods, but he had the same plane we have and apparently wrote it into some of the stories. Of course after several millions of books he traded up to a Cessna Mustang.
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Well, unlikely Kevin Bacon time. After mentioning our friend Dick S. the retired Congresscritter from the Philly area this morning, I happen to see a pal at our Friday Young Republicans and Ammo Reloading Society lunch who lived in The Philly area a long time ago. So, I get the ping to ask him whether he knows Dick. His jaw drops. They’ve been buds for 40+ yrs! That’s just nuts. :)
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Caro! You guys back from yr honeymoon? Mrs MT still has that sign on the wall in my garage mahal.
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Jane, that was Nancy S. Her 2nd hubby was Congresscritter for suburban Philly and both fierce Conservatives. Haven’t seen them in a few years. They now live near my sis in NC and hope to visit this Thanksgiving. Back story: I instigating the sporting clays event in Phx maybe 15 yrs ago where I met Tammy and her Linda Carter lookalike pal. Dick S. was also on that excursion and we hit it off right away. Fun times.
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Note from a pal: A socialist is someone who promises free stuff in exchange for your rights while they are running for office in a democratic system where people get to vote. Once elected they become communists and take the free stuff promised to you, enforce this redistribution program through a police state where only they have guns, and decide your vote for you. A dictator is someone who as a socialist promised you free stuff, then became a successful communist who’s taken your free stuff for himself, and then installs himself as God for life through force. It’s important here to recall that Gulag is not a Christmas libation. Funny how the people of Hong Kong are protesting Chinese, and while doing so are singing the US National Anthem. Funny that they aren’t taking a knee, but instead honoring the flag and the freedom it stands for. Maybe we ought to outsource (I.e., exchange) our knee takers to the Hong Kong Chinese. My guess is that the queue to sign-up for the exchange in Hong Kong would be miles long. And yes, free one-way tickets should be provided to all participants through a National go fund me account - it would be oversubscribed. I’d also bet, that the Hong Kong applicants would increase our Country’s grade point average, and the commitment to our American values. The young lady we helped get settled in school over here (she being the daughter of the Mongolian Princess), ended up in HK after she graduated. I don’t have direct contact with her anymore, but would love to know her observations and pray for her safety.
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Iggy, thanks for the expanded discussion. Obviously on a complex spectrum. I’m focused on the lack of guilt that most seem to hold. Suicide always seems to point to a hidden conscience that acknowledges fault. I really have a hard time believing that Epstein had that ‘flaw’.
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Henry, not sure how that mind works, but it lives only in the present, apparently. Joe, did you kill Mary with that knife? No, ... but I loved the way the blood dripped off the edge. That was in the paper I read 10 yrs ago relayed by a homicide cop. Couldn’t sustain a single thought from the beginning to the end of the same sentence. So, in Epstein’s case, he clearly is innocent always and any threat of impending death is still too abstract into the future?? My head doesn’t go there, so I’m stuck.
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BTW, I learned about psychopaths 10 yrs ago this month from a link probably posted here. That also reminds me that four weeks from yesterday will be the 10th anniversary of the 9/12 March. Flashbacks anyone?
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No reaction from last night, so will try again: 1. I think everyone would tend to agree that Epstein behaves like a psychopath. 2. Psychopaths by definition have no conscience. 3. They have no conscience, because they have no sense of time, ie, past, present, future. Therefore they can’t anticipate something bad happening to them, because they can’t anticipate the future where that could happen. 4. Therefore, Epstein would not commit suicide.
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Just dropping by to leave a debate point for the morning crew to chew on: 1. I think everyone would tend to agree that Epstein behaves like a psychopath. 2. Psychopaths by definition have no conscience. 3. They have no conscience, because they have no sense of time, ie, past, present, future. Therefore they can’t anticipate something bad happening to them, because they can’t anticipate the future where that could happen. 4. Therefore, Epstein would not commit suicide.
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Narc, I sent those two links about Cowlumbus and the mob connections with Wexner to a couple buds from the neighborhood and got this response from a lawyer buddy. I actually worked on a closing across the table from Art in '81 or '82. I thought he was a decent guy and easy to work with. The circumstances of his murder indicated it was clearly a hit: he was shot early in the morning on someone's front door step in a suburban neighborhood. There was indication that he had been running sometime. Art was a tax guy - and that I always suspected was the source of his murder. Some tax scheme was exploding and he was chosen as the way to silence it. As I said before, I’m amazed that all that was going on without me having a clue.
Dave: 4:40 LMAO!
From that last link of narc’s: Edmund James, president of James and Donohew Development Services, told the Columbus Dispatch that negotiations with Southern Air had begun “exactly one year ago today,” speaking at the March 16, 1995, press conference announcing that SAT was locating to Columbus. He let it be known that “much of the Hong Kong-to-Rickenbacker cargo will be for The Limited.” James said, “This is a big story for central Ohio. It’s huge, actually.” Sounds like the best possible direct path for Wexner’s dope to arrive in Ahia. Makes me wonder if the clothing that the Limited sold was just covering the overhead. Mrs MT shopped there frequently, but never bought until the markdowns got past the 70% off threshold.
Willowed. Holy sh!t, narc. That is a real gold mine of Cowlumbus scandal right there. Knew of many of those players, but we were busy running our little startup, so didn’t pay close attention to local politics. Prior to that, Mrs MT was working in a corporate accounting group in another Fortune 100 retailer outfit. They had 7 domestic divisions and 14 foreign divs. She was brought in to sort out possible similar money laundering that caused their big 4 CPA outfit to threaten to leave.
Holy sh!t, narc. That is a real gold mine of Cowlumbus scandal right there. Knew of many of those players, but we were busy running our little startup, so didn’t pay close attention to local politics. Prior to that, Mrs MT was working in a corporate accounting group in another Fortune 100 retailer outfit. They had 7 domestic divisions and 14 foreign divs. She was brought in to sort out possible similar money laundering that caused their big 4 CPA outfit to threaten to leave.
Another comment lurking under the Greenfield article could have been posted here, so I will: I won't be surprised if I hear that the poor negligent overworked guards have all decided suddenly based on "bad publicity" causing them to lose sleep or something, to retire to a foreign country that has no extradition treaty with the US, where with their meager retirement pensions they will buy mansions. And then on page 32 several months hence we will read of their demise at the hands of an unknown assailant late at night after leaving the local strip club, just an unfortunate robbery of course..
Spotted this in the comments under Greenfield’s column on Epstein posted last night. Epstein’s wealth came primarily from Les Wexner, who bought his E. 71st St. mansion for him. He was his first client as a supposed financial advisor. In 2009 Epstein's phone book was released on the internet. Wexner's name is there with individual listings for multiple residences and vehicles. There are also two separate phone numbers listed as “command center.” There are two separate listings for phones in an “armored Mercedes”. There are also two phone numbers listed for “guest Mercedes.” Epstein’s girlfriend's father is alleged to have smuggled weapons to Israel and then he and said girlfriend are accused of providing teenage sex slaves to a member of the British Royal Family. Wexner provided money and PR support to build the case for the Iraq War. His company was importing clothing from Hong Kong on an airline run by the CIA. Southern Air Transport has a long history of drug smuggling going back to Vietnam. It also operated the C-123 Globemaster that was shot down in Nicaragua, an event which touched off the Iran-Contra scandal. At the same time that Rickenbacker Airport became a transport hub for cargo carried by CIA backed airline that was both known to smuggle drugs and involved in the Iran-Contra affair, Wexner's connections to organized crime were named in a Columbus Police intelligence report. A trucking company linked to the mob was also named in that report. That trucking company carried up to thirty percent of The Limited's ground cargo. The CIA handled the air cargo, the mob handled the ground cargo, and Epstein balanced the books. This peculiar set of business arrangements seem to shed light on the need for multiple armored Mercedes and phones that go to command centers. That is only scratching the surface of who Jeffrey Epstein was. He was undoubtedly running a honeypot sting for a shall we say certain foreign intelligence agency working with our corrupt CIA which isn’t supposed to operate on American soil. But if you have blackmail material on the legislators who have oversight of your agency, who can really say anything? The day before Jeffrey Epstein was murdered, by foul play or negligence, prominent names were unsealed including Prince Andrew, Gov. Bill Richardson of NM and former SCOTUS nominee and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. Putin apparently doesn’t need to corrupt our government. That’s a lot more skinny than I ever heard in Cowlumbus, but it rhymes!
A fun change of pace. Yesterday, we enjoyed two nautical activities. We cruised with our neighbors on their smaller boat which still resides in our marina over to Rosario Resort for a lovely brunch. That set the mood for the day. Later in the afternoon, we headed up to the north end of the island to hang out on our ex-Boeing pal's lovely yacht at the uppity Roche Harbor marina where they keep that boat. After a couple of hours of catching up and imbibing a bit of our fave adult beverages, our pals invited the folks over from the adjacent slip. This is where things got interesting. The next door folks were on holiday between their cherry harvest and their pending apple harvest. Turns out that is a moving target, so they have to pick an activity that doesn't require a lot of prior planning. First, we determined we could openly talk conservative politics. That worked. Then eventually the hubby started talking about our favorite bureaucrat, Jimmy Comey! Well. First, hubby's brother knows Comey so well, Jimmy is the Godfather of the brother's boy. That now is an issue of some major concern given the parents are strict Catholics and they are desperately trying to rescind the formal relationship and the Church is not cooperating. Next, the hubby reveals that he introduced Comey to guns! As in, taking him to a range and showing him how to do the most basic of handling techniques. That was nearly disastrous. The moron proceeds to randomly wave it around causing bystanders to scatter in all directions. Comey was apparently more concerned with whether anyone was taking a photo op, then anything like a modicum of safe handling. Lastly, hubby added that in a prior life he was a basketball coach and therefore spent a lot of time around very tall people. Very few of them exhibit a holier than thou conceit, but Comey had it in spades. Shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
Ok, after seeing Barr’s statement, does all the focus go to the current mess and therefore still achieve the end purpose of sliding all the icky stuff onto the back burner?
::Raised hand in back of classroom:: So, does JE’s death essentially end the whole process, given all the foot dragging by the Deep State? Is it really worth Barr’s time to keep it going, given all the rest of his tasks?
Lyle, If you have a couple extra days, you ought to plan on coming up to the islands. You wouldn’t even need to bribe us with some of your fancy wine. We’re pretty clueless on that and stick to Grey Goose. :)
Steph, just text. Do lots of copy/paste in other media. Add changes after repasting, no nasty words. Flummoxed.
Still can’t post something I’ve tried for about a day. Multiple variations, word substitutions, nada.