I'm fairly sure he was. I've just watched an interview with a forensic pathologist hired by his brother. The whole thing is farcical. The guards were apparently asleep. The surveillance cameras apparently weren't working. And, most importantly of all, Epstein was found with fractures to his larynx, which indicate he didn't hang but rather something crushed his throat.Lots of potential suspects, but I have a suspicion one of Trump's family, if not Trump himself might have arranged it.
A New York judge has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2m (£1.6m) for misusing funds from his charity to finance his 2016 political campaign.The Donald J Trump Foundation closed down in 2018, after prosecutors accused it of working as "little more than a chequebook" for Mr Trump's interests.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50338231
Can't believe I hadn't seen this before. Absolutely epic movie (3 hours 15 minutes) with an epic cast (Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton in the leads, with Jack Nicholson and Gene Hackman in supporting roles). It really gave me a feeling of what it must have been like to have lived through the Russian revolution. A dangerous, wild and exciting time in history.I would highly recommend this film to anybody, whatever your politics. Be aware it isn't an action flick though. It's a really serious historical drama which (I'm guessing) sticks pretty close to the facts. The focus point of the film is really the relationship between the two leads.That said, absolutely great movie. Also, rather weirdly, in 1981 Warren Beatty looked more like Harrison Ford than Harrison Ford.
Scientists have pinpointed a fertile river valley in northern Botswana as the ancestral home of all human beings. The earliest anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) arose 200,000 years ago in a vast wetland south of the Zambezi river which was the cradle of all mankind, a new study has revealed. This lush region – which also covered parts of Namibia and Zimbabwe – was home to an enormous lake which sustained our ancestors for 70,000 years, according to the paper published in the journal Nature. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/homo-sapiens-origin-humans-botswana-zambezi-river-a9174396.html
Oh, so he wasn't fond of capitalism then? Jolly good. However, as Conservatives will happily inform you, the only alternative to capitalism is a universe where the government takes all of your money.Hence, Conservatives hate Jesus for causing tax increases. Their entire existence is a paradox based on claiming to be Christians while they simultaneously hate everything Jesus ever stood for. Sucks to be them.
2018 was was the worst for stocks in 10 yearshttps://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/31/investing/dow-stock-market-today/index.html2018 was the worst for stocks in 10 yearshttps://www.nbc26.com/news/national/2018-was-the-worst-for-stocks-in-10-yearsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average returned -5.97% in 2018. Using a calculation including dividend reinvestment, the Dow Jones returned -3.48% in 2018.https://dqydj.com/2018-dow-jones-industrial-average-return/
How can I achieve that?Oh, I know. I'll convince my populace to adopt a blind, hypnotised love for the military. I'll pretend that what the military does isn't attack (which should be easy seeing as I've already managed it with guns). I'll pretend the military defends. But defends what? Oh, that's it. I'll say our freedom. That'll work. Now, who's up for another war with Iraq? They are planning to attack us so I don't see what choice we have. Same with Denmark. And Switzerland. They are all planning to attack us. Quick! We need the military to save our freedom!!It's strange watching the demise of America, mainly because it's happening so slowly and the first thing to die was common sense.
The great Albert Einstein once said: "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Every solitary nationalist culture in history has met an unfavourable end, from the Romans to the Nazis.So how do Americans (and particularly Republicans) still continue to win support using this outdated and dense method of public relations propaganda? Well, unfortunately it requires the complete brainwashing of the populace. How else do you convince people not to bother weighing your ideas up against the written historical record?And that is the sad state of affairs in America, I am afraid. They say that doing the same thing repeatedly in anticipation of different results is the definition of madness. If that is true then America is a society where insanity has been normalised.In anticipation of the barrage of deflections and counter-accusations from the lowbrow (yet vicious) children of the board, then yes, I am fully aware that other countries are not perfect. I am also fully aware that none of them hold a candle to the social indoctrination factory which is the United States.The United States is a society in which sanity has been marginalised to the fringes of acceptability, its antithesis advertised and sold like a product to the millions of people persuaded to believe they need it.
Progressive parties around Europe are pinning their hopes on Spain to confront the populist right in the EU parliament after the Socialist Party (PSOE) prevailed in a “Super Sunday” of polls dominated by domestic division over Catalonia.Although insurgent challenges loom large in Brussels and Barcelona – not least from exiled and jailed Catalan leaders who were elected MEPs – Spain’s Socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez translated his recent general election success into a hat-trick of overwhelming victories at the European, regional and local levels.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/european-elections-spain-socialists-pedro-sanchez-eu-catalonia-psoe-a8931616.html
The Obama administration reportedly rejected the option of a criminal charge against Assange under the Espionage Act, in recognition of the danger to press freedom. Mr Trump and Attorney General William Barr have now crossed that Rubicon.This also comes at a particularly precarious time for journalists around the world. Reporters are being arrested and killed in increasing numbers. Some countries like China and Russia have even taken up the Trump trope of "fake news" to crack down on the press. Most vividly, Saudi Arabia's crown prince is accused of ordering the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - yet has suffered few consequences from the Trump administration.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48393512
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/Meanwhile, idiot Brontoraptor is complaining about waiting times in the UK, while people in his own country are literally dying because they don't have the money for treatment.