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Showing posts from August, 2011

do you know one when you see one?

A quick review of the psychopath landscape... Remember: one in twenty people dedicated to making your life miserable. A lot of info packed into 38 minutes. Found at there are no sunglasses. This is the information people need to cultivate, the skill set they need to hone and develop, to be able to spot these people very quickly. Because there are lots of them, and they have many, many ways to rig the system, so many ways, and it is exceedingly unlikely that we will ever be able to whip documents out of our purse and PROVE to anyone when somebody is a lying piece of shit, especially someone who has the resources to hide behind wealth and lawyers and privilege and prestige. But that does not mean that individual human beings can't discern such things. We certainly can. And we have great confidence in that sort of knowing.

dead friends of bill

Not *that* Bill. Question: What do the following people have in common? Edmund Safra Edouard Stern Sergei Magnitsky A. They are all dead. B. They all died suspicious deaths. C. They were all associates of Bill Browder. D. All of the above. The answer is D. We have just spent the last couple of weeks looking into the death of Sergei Magnitsky with the team over at Suspicious Deaths. Check it out.

Robin Hood helps the poor Russian people then?

More narrative gold... saving the Russian people from corruption... "Russia has threatened Obama administration that will stop cooperation on Iran and prevent further deliveries of supplies to Afghanistan if Congress passes a law which has been criticized in the Russian practice of human rights." Stop cooperating on Iran and cut supplies to Afghanistan? Somehow we have the feeling this smallish incident, this law, is the rattling lid on a big big pot of boiling nasty. S. 1039 To impose sanctions on persons responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky , for the conspiracy to defraud the Russian Federation of taxes on corporate profits through fraudulent transactions and lawsuits against Hermitage, and for other gross violations of human rights in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes. First clue. Introduced by: Mr. CARDIN (for himself, Mr. MCCAIN, Ms. AYOTTE, Mr. BEGICH, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. JOHANNS, Mr. KIRK, Mr. KY