For a long time, Epstein seemed untouchable. And even after a 2018 investigation by the Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown led to renewed prosecutorial interest in the financier and to his being taken into custody in New York, he remained unknowable. The meme sparked by his death by hanging last year in a prison cell—“Epstein didn’t kill himself”—points to the murkiness of even his demise. Salacious questions abound: Did Epstein routinely provide politicians, royals, and public figures with trafficked women, some of them underage, to compile a dossier of blackmail material? Possibly, according both to one of his accusers, who claims his Virgin Islands home was wired with cameras, and to heavy hints made by Epstein himself. Was he a transhumanist who wanted his head and penis to be frozen after his death? Apparently. How did he build his fortune? Despite substantial efforts at untangling his wealth, no one really knows. … [Read more...] about How Is Jeffrey Epstein Still So Elusive?
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'It's a pretty cool explanation of redemption, reconciliation, love,' Robertson said. 'As it turns out, 45 years, you have a daughter that you don't know about, and she has a father she doesn't know about. 45 years that doesn't sound like very long but you say, that's a while. So finally, after all those years, we come together.' … [Read more...] about Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson discovers he has a daughter, 45, from an extramarital affair: ‘Finally, after all those years, we come together’
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+Coronavirus shout-outs+ To Annemarie Plas, the woman who came up with the idea of the Thursday Clap for Carers — and realising that now, as we have passed the peak, this week’s would be the last. It has been a moment of shared community and joy through the dark days, although the numbers of clappers have been dwindling. Like John Cleese and Fawlty Towers, which ran for only 12 episodes, she knew when it was time to quietly quit. … [Read more...] about PLATELL’S PEOPLE: How could Dominic Cummings undermine his own boss so selfishly?
North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung (pictured left) could not teleport, official media says, in what analysts say is a sign that current leader Kim Jong-un (right) is playing down the supernatural image of the ruling family … [Read more...] about North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung did not have the ability to teleport, state media finally admits