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Pedophilia: Epstein, Clinton, Maxwell is when Intelligence is not SMART but Cruel

I’ve just had an IP address visit my blog and look at my blog on Hillsong church and boys town and questions around pedophilia.  I was curious about where the IP address was and googled Loxahatchee Groves and pedophilia and found this article below.  

I marvel at how life just brings information when you set the intention for truth and follow the prompts.  I can’t verify the information but I can only post it as part of my own commitment to visibility and to encourage society to investigate pedophilia.  However, the police investigation of Jeffrey Epstein has been proven.  It is essential that this is stopped and the problem of pedophilila treated, incarcerated (safety of public) and discussed as children must be protected, it is not a question of if or but.  Abuse is not acceptable or okay as children suffer terribly and it destroys their lives.

My heart goes out to the young girls in the Epstein case who were lured and abused, raped and harmed.  I have always protected young girls on my journey as I have known the pain of abuse which arises from emotional detachment.  

The list of names involved in this is frightening.  I no longer believe people are what they appear.  I do not wish to become cynical but I am alert and asking questions.  However, I believe in justice and allegations must come before a court where the judge is impartial.  I’ve encountered judges who are not and this has to be stopped as well.  We have to nationalise courts so they can’t be influenced by special interests.  Justice must be seen and done.

https://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2014/03/mossad-clinton-and-young-girls.html 

MOSSAD, CLINTON AND YOUNG GIRLS  (is this censorship or removed as inaccurate?)

 


The island of Little St James was managed by Cathy and Miles Alexander.

Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of ‘Mossad agent’ Robert Maxwell, helped recruit the Alexanders in 1998.

http://www.dailymail. /


Ghislaine Maxwell and her father Robert Maxwell, ‘who built himself a position of power within the crime families of eastern Europe, teaching them how to funnel their wealth from drugs, arms smuggling and prostitution to banks in safe havens’. MOSSAD’s MAXWELL

How might Mossad and its friends control the top people?

Bill Clinton made many trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, Little St James, where Epstein ‘kept young girls as sex slaves’.

Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against pedophileJeffrey Epstein – Daily Mail ‎
 
One of the ‘slave-children’, Jane Doe 102,  has testified that she “was forced to have sex with… politicians, businessmen, royalty, academicians, etc.”


Clinton with two prostitutes. Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against pedophileJeffrey Epstein – Daily Mail ‎

An ongoing lawsuit between Epstein and his former lawyers has led to revelations about the island, called Little St. James.

The lawsuit claims that Clinton was friends with an unnamed woman who ‘kept images of naked underage children on her computer, helped to recruit underage children for Epstein… and photographed underage females in sexually explicit poses’.

This unnamed woman was reportedly one of the guests at Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding.

Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against pedophileJeffrey Epstein – Daily Mail ‎/ Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit


Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

On 13th March 2011, the Mail on Sunday reported on Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St James, and on his ‘little black book’ listing phone contacts. 
 
(How Prince Andrew shared a room at Epstein’s Caribbean hideaway with a busty blonde.)

Among those whose names have been linked to Epstein are:

Ehud Barak

Bill Clinton

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and his daughter Hannah

Lord Mandelson and Lord Mandelson’s boyfriend Reinaldo.

Ghislaine Maxwell


Epstein and friend

Naomi Campbell

Sir Richard Branson
 
Lord Palumbo, the UK’s former Arts Council chairman and godfather to the Duke of York’s eldest daughter Beatrice

The journalist Toby Young

Dame Gail Ronson, wife of the multi-millionaire British developer Gerald Ronson

The JCB tycoon Sir Anthony Bamford

Philippe Amon, a Swiss industrialist

Caroline Stanbury, a former girlfriend of Prince Andrew.


Ehud Barak

The island of Little St James was managed by Cathy and Miles Alexander.

Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Mossad agent Robert Maxwell, helped recruit the Alexanders in 1998.

Among those who visited Little St James was Prince Andrew.

“Numerous academics, architects and some of the most prominent scientific and business minds also enjoyed Epstein’s generous hospitality.”

Epstein had daily massages.

“Former Epstein ‘masseuse’ Virginia Roberts says these were usually little more than foreplay to a sex act.”

Read more here: http://www.dailymail.
 

 
CLINTON AND COCAINE
There have been allegations that the Clinton family are linked to the CIA… given details of being forced to have oral sex with Hillary Clinton.

SAVILE, ROYALTY, BARAK, CLINTON

Cathy O’Brien and Hilary Clinton
She has given details of how she was forced to have oral sex with HillaryClinton.
 

23 comments:

Anonymous said…

TV comic ‘groomed’ tragic overdose teenager: 18-year-old’s mystery death after star ‘showered him with gifts then made sexual advances’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586932/TV-comic-groomed-tragic-overdose-teenager-18-year-olds-mystery-death-star-showered-gifts-sexual-advances.html

Anonymous said…

Oxford University accused of ‘betraying’ alleged victims of sex attacks by hushing up reports of assaults carried out by students and professors

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586882/Oxford-University-accused-betraying-alleged-victims-sex-attacks-hushing-reports-assaults-carried-students-professors.html

Anonymous said…

TRANCEFORMATION OF AMERICA and the image of the blonde Cathy O’Brien’s private parts of the body with some weird signs…

I didn’t slept for days.

Anonymous said…

http://www.stjohntradewindsnews.com/index.php/component/content/article/64-news/october-30-2006/815-florida-sex-scandal-involving-little-st-james-owner-touches-dejonghs-gubernatorial-race
St. John Tradewinds – 29 October, 2006
Florida Sex Scandal Involving Little St. James Owner Touches deJonghs Gubernatorial Race

A titillating sex scandal in Palm Beach, Florida, which has resulted in the indictment of a mysterious “money manager” for billionaires — who declares the U.S. Virgin Islands as his legal residence for tax purposes — in a prostitution case involving teenage girls has washed up on the shores of his USVI home on the 100-acre private island of Little St. James.

Jeffrey Epstein, 53, who was the target of an almost year-long investigation by Palm Beach police of “unlawful sexual activity” at his Florida mansion involving teenage girls procured by his employees to perform massages, was charged with one count of soliciting a prostitute, a third degree felony, in July 2006.

Celebrity Defense Attorneys
After initial reports of the intensive investigation surfaced in early 2006, a high-powered team of celebrity defense attorneys including Alan Dershowitz and Roy Black discredited the affidavits of a number of the high school-age girls, one as young as 14 years old, who claimed they were hired to perform massages on Epstein in their underwear or naked and subjected to sexual advances and sex acts.

“Sworn taped statements were taken from five victims and seventeen witnesses concerning massages and unlawful sexual activity that took place at the residence of Jeffrey Epstein,” according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case by the Palm Beach Police Department.

“On 03/15/2005, a fourteen year old white female… … and her family reported unlawful sexual activity which occurred at a residence within the Town of Palm Beach,” the police affidavit continued. “(The victim) reported that a subject known to her as ‘Jeff’ had touched her vaginal area with a vibrator/massager while within his residence. ‘Jeff’ was later identified as Jeffrey Epstein through a photo line up.”

Epstein’s legal team reported the financier passed a lie detector test affirming he did not know any of the girls were under age. A grand jury returned only one indicment for solicitation.

Palm Beach police monitored Epstein’s activities, including the comings and goings of his private 727 jet, for almost a year after receiving a complaint from the parents of the 14-year-old girl in March 2005 about sexual activity at his Palm Beach mansion.

The Chief of the Palm Beach Police Department has criticized prosecutors for filing only one charge against Epstein despite months of investigation by his department and more than 100 pages of depositions from the alleged victims.

The detective who led the investigation — who told St. John Tradewinds he never visited the USVI as part of his work on the case — declined to comment when contacted October 25.

Helicoptering to Little St. James
Epstein traveled by private jet to St. Thomas and by helicopter and private launch to Little St. James, according to one worker on on-going construction projects at the private island. A giant American flag flies from a towering flag pole on the island whenever Epstein is in residence on the island he bought for less than $10 million in the 1990s.

“There were always pretty young girls around,” the source told St. John Trade-winds. “I don’t know how young they were, but there were a lot of them.”

The high-powered motor launch which transports guests to and from Little St. James is sometimes seen at the V.I. National Park dock on St. John and one St. John resident reported seeing the boat — with numerous pretty young girls on board — at the beachfront compound owned by a wealthy Connecticut financier on the north shore of St. John in the V.I. National Park.

Anonymous said…

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http://www.stjohntradewindsnews.com/index.php/component/content/article/64-news/october-30-2006/815-florida-sex-scandal-involving-little-st-james-owner-touches-dejonghs-gubernatorial-race
St. John Tradewinds – 29 October, 2006

Campaign Money Returned
While several major political candidates in New York, Connecticut and New Mexico returned campaign contributions to Epstein after details of the criminal investigation first became known in April 2006, Epstein’s connection to a U.S. Virgin Islands politician surfaced just weeks before the upcoming election in a story in the St. Croix Avis on October 22.

Epstein, who declares the USVI as his residence as a participant in the territory’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) program to secure significant tax breaks, employs the wife of Democratic nominee for USVI Governor John deJongh as director of the charitable foundation he funds as a requirement of the EDA program.

Ironically, the only published report of Cecile deJongh’s relationship with Ep-stein came in a March 2006 coverage of a physics symposium for several hundred high school students on St. Thomas by the V.I. Daily News and an on-line St. Thomas news service. Cecile deJongh was identified at the time as “Director of the J. Epstein Virgin Islands Foundation.”

DeJongh Responds
“I understand these questions have to be asked,” deJongh told the St. Croix Avis when asked about his wife’s continued employment by Epstein’s foundation.

“It’s just a job, that’s all,” said deJongh, who has waged a strong anti-crime campaign. “ I think it’s highly appropriate she continue there.”

The St. Croix Avis report has been criticized by deJongh supporters and members of the St. Thomas media as “yellow journalism” and politically-motivated. A guest writer for the V.I. Daily News, in an October 25 column headlined “DeJongh camp should ignore 11th-hour ‘dirty tricks’ smear,” called the St. Croix Avis report “below-the-belt journalist bushwhacking.”

Case Turned Over To FBI
The Florida case has been turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to Palm Beach Police Detective Joe Recarey. The FBI in Palm Beach could not be reached for information on whether their investigation would include Epstein’s transportation of young women to the USVI or the financier’s residency or EDA tax status in the USVI.

Epstein’s residency in the USVI for tax purposes has been the subject of New York City reporting in the past, some of which contributed to recent changes in the residency requirements for EDA participants promulgated by the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to the New York Sun. EDA participants are now required to spend a minimum average of 183 days per year in the territory to qualify for the program’s tax benefits.

“But whatever one’s view of the Virgin Islands tax breaks from a public policy perspective, Mr. Epstein seems to have demonstrated by his own behavior that the program didn’t require him to be resident in the Virgin Islands enough to prevent him from getting in trouble elsewhere” according to a July 28, 2006, editorial in the New York Sun.

Anonymous said…

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Lawrence Peabody, who designed Habitation Leclerc in Haiti, was brought in as coordinating designer. He planned the arches and columns and advised Di on the interiors.

The Cummins follow whim and urge and their two daughters’ school schedules from Sun Valley to their Fifth Avenue duplex penthouse to their shingled house in Bridgehampton, each place an escape from the previous escape. Wherever they are, somewhere in a distant room rock music plays, attractive friends lounge, and the machines that keep Arch hooked to his fortune are beepinging away. Wherever they live, there are great kitchens and outrageously luxurious bathrooms and beds stacked with small towers of Pratesi pillows. A few startingly grand pieces that Di calls “serious” and “major” have been picked up at auction. In the background are the smiling staffs – the chefs and nannies, the gardeners and workmen. A driver is usually waiting downstairs in one of the Range Rovers to take Arch or Di to the gym. The boat captain is handing someone aboard their black Sea Ray, The Apostle. In the Hamptons the black Porsche is roaring out over the white gravel to take someone to the Meadow Club, or Arch is off on his Harley with the biker boys of East Hampton. There are always departures and arrivals and cars dispatched to meet someone at the airport.

Di Cummin is a wanderer, now able to wander among her own houses but still liable to take off for Turkey or the pyramids. She left her native Australia at seventeen and says she has never spent more than three weeks in one place since. She used to model. Arch Cummin is a sportsman and investor who took a summer off from the office to travel with Di and never returned. Philadelphia, Harvard, Wharton, and First Boston are remote now, and the Victorian silver frames hold only pictures of immediate family.

At Little Saint James, Di comprised n very little of her original vision. She wanted outdoor balcony showers and got them. She wanted the house to be lit only by candles and light reflected off the water and white stone, but she gave in and had a strip of light run under the moldings. Still, it is a dark house at night and deeply romantic, with the wind blowing the scent of frangipani, white ginger, and jasmine. A blue heron high-steps across the lawn, sinking into the thick soft grass. The Cummins’ black boat and their white boat bob in the pale water.

Arch and Di have created a whole ecosystem here, with the help of landscaper William Neil, who now lives in a very chic tent on the beach and propagates the island’s own plants. Once the plants were in, birds and insects never before seen on the island began to appear. Deer even swam the sea from Saint John to get to Little Saint James. In season giant sea turtles came to nest on the beaches.

Eleven years after Arch bought Little Saint James, workmen are still arriving daily, now to dig a running trail around the island. Like all great houses, Little Saint James is never quite finished.

Di has rebuilt the tent on the beach where she slept while the house was being built. She liked to open the tent and look back at the unfinished pavilions shining on the hill in the moonlight. “It’s the only house that turned out even better than the dream in my head,” she says. But she still wants to keep her tent because Di Cummin likes simple things.

Anonymous said…

http://issuu.com/floridamagazinepublishers/docs/towncriernewspaperjanuary72011
Town Crier – 7 January, 2011
CRIME NEWS
Man Arrested Following Murder At Lox Groves Party

JAN. 1 – A Wellington man was found fatally shot early last Saturday morning on C Road in Loxahatchee Groves.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to a home on C Road shortly after 4 a.m., after reports of gunshots being fired. There, they found 23-year-old Vito Caggiano dead from gunshot wounds.

According to the report, Caggiano attended a New Year Eve’s party in the area when an altercation between him and other males occurred. Caggiano was shot by one of the men, who then fled. Caggiano died at the scene.

Twenty-year-old Stephen Woodman of West Palm Beach was arrested last Saturday night in connection with the shooting. He was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a PBSO report.

Dec. 31 – A Wellington man was arrested late last Friday night for drunken driving following a traffic stop near the intersection of Greenbriar and Greenview Shores boulevards. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection when he observed a black Land Rover traveling north on Greenview Shores Blvd, with its two left tires flat. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, and the Land Rover’s driver pulled up onto the curb and stopped with the vehicle’s right tires on the sidewalk. The deputy also observed the right rear passenger vomit out the window. The deputy made contact with the driver, 66-year-old Arch Cummin, and could detect an odor of alcohol on him. A second deputy arrived on scene and, after conducting roadside tasks, Cummin was arrested. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail where breath tests revealed he had a .120 blood-alcohol level. Cummin was charged with driving under the influence.

Anonymous said…

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/billionaire-and-bill-clinton-pal-arrested-for-solicitation-of-underaged-girls/123
Hawaiian Reporter – July 26th, 2006
Billionaire and Bill Clinton Pal Arrested for Solicitation of Underaged Girls

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested by police on charges of solicitation after detectives from the Palm Beach, Florida Police Department conducted what they termed “an in-depth investigation.”

The police report alleges that Epstein was paying underaged girls and young adult women to massage and have sex with him. On Monday, the court records were unsealed, which revealed that he faces the charge of felony solicitation for prostitution.

The Palm Beach police chief and his officers, including detectives assigned to the case, were outraged that Epstein wasn’t charged with more crimes. Cops, both on and off the record, said they were furious with the county prosecutor and the State Attorney’s office for the way in which this case was handled.

Police Chief Michael Reiter was so angry that he wrote a letter to the state attorney complaining about the case and requesting that the prosecutor be taken off the case and replaced with one who would move to obtain a superseding indictment with addition charges.

The state attorney’s office claims that the police department looks at the evidence from a different perspective (i.e., from the courtroom’s standpoint).

The Palm Beach County prosecutor’s office was embroiled in controversy for three years when they pursued a far-reaching drug investigation of conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh. There were accusations that the county prosecutor, a Democrat, leaked information to the news media regarding the Limbaugh case.

Epstein is pals with former President Bill Clinton and Donald Trump and is known to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to the Democrat Party.

Epstein’s attorney stated that his client did not commit any crimes. His attorney also stated that his client passed a lie detector test stating the he was not aware that the girls were minors. Lie detector tests are not admissible in a criminal court.

However, police officers counter Epstein’s lawyers claims by saying they have irrefutable evidence including sworn affidavits from five alleged victims — some who were underaged when they allegedly had sex with Epstein — and 17 witnesses.

Jeffrey Epstein was called an international mystery money man who appeared on the news media’s radar when he jetted to African on his private Boeing with Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey and Chris Rock. New York Magazine in 2003 stated that he was a man known to love the ladies and was very secretive about his financial endeavors. The article claims no one really knows how he makes his billions of dollars.

Anonymous said…

http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/LeopoldKuvin2011/Press%20Releases/Complaint-Epstein.pdf
6 March 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA

JANE DOE, by and through
JANE DOE’S MOTHER as arent and natural guardian,
Plaintiffs
vs.
JEFFREY EPSTEIN, HALEY ROBSON, and SARAH KELLEN,


1. Jane Doe is a citizen and resident of the State of Florida. She is a minor under the age of 18 years.

3. This Complaint is brought under fictitious names to protect the identity of the Minor Plaintiff because this Complaint makes sensitive allegations of sexual assault and abuse upon a minor.

9. At all relevant times, Defendant Jeffrey Epstein was an adult male. Epstein is a financier and money manager with a secret clientele limited exclusively to billionaires. He maintains his principal home in New York and also owns residences in New Mexico, St. Thomas and Palm Beach, Florida. The allegations concern Epstein’s conduct while at his lavish estate in Palm Beach.

10. Upon information and belief, Epstein has a sexual preference and obsession for minor girls. He engaged in a plan, scheme, and/or enterprise in which he gained access to primarily economically disadvantaged minor girls in his home, sexually assaulted these girls or coerced them to engage in prostitution, and then gave them money. In or about 2005, Jane Doe, then 14 years old, fell into Epstein’s trap and became one of his victims.

11. Upon information and belief, Jeffrey Epstein carried out this scheme/enterprise and assaulted girls in Florida, New York and on his private island, known as Little St. James, in St. Thomas.

12. An integral player in Epstein’s Florida scheme was Sarah Kellen, an assistant of Epstein’s from New York, New York and Haley Robson, a Palm Beach Community College student from Loxahatchee, Florida. They recruited girls ostensibly to give a wealthy man a massage for monetary compensation in his Palm Beach mansion. Under Epstein’s plan/enterprise, Ms. Robson was contacted shortly before or after Epstein was at his Palm Beach residence. Epstein, Kellen or someone on their behalf directed Ms. Robson to bring one or more underage girls to the residence. Ms. Robson, upon information and belief, generally sought out economically disadvantaged underage girls from Loxahatchee and surrounding areas who would be enticed by the money being offered – generally $200 to $300 per “massage” session – and who were perceived as less likely to complain to authorities or have credibility if allegations of improper conduct were made. This was an important element of Epstein’s plan/enterprise.

13. Epstein’s plan, scheme, and/or enterprise reflected a particular pattern and method. Upon arrival at Epstein’s mansion, Ms. Robson would introduce each victim to Sarah Kellen, Epstein’s assistant, who gathered the girl’s personel information, including her name and telephone number. Ms. Kellen would then bring the girl up a flight of stairs to a bedroom that contained a massage table in addition to other furnishings. There were photographs of nude women lining the stairway hall and in the bedroom. Ms. Kellen would then leave the girl alone in this room, whereupon Epstein would enter wearing only a towel…

Anonymous said…



http://wallstfolly.typepad.com/wallstfolly/2007/10/todays-obligato.html
Wall Street Folly

Today’s obligatory NY Post Jeffrey Epstein item focuses on the Caribbean….

However, this one tame in comparison to the she-male lawsuit headlines that we’ve seen over the past days….

Sources say the former math teacher, who owns the lush, tropical island of Little St. James, off the coast of St. Thomas, regularly ferried boatloads of young women there.

Sources also say Epstein enjoys a warm relationship with USVI Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. “Epstein has donated as much as $1 million to the governor’s election campaign,” said our source. In addition, Epstein, who runs the charitable J. Epstein Virgin Islands Foundation, employs deJongh’s wife, Cecile, as its director. He also pays for the education of the governor’s children at the exclusive Antilles School on St. Thomas.

“There is concern that the deJonghs will now be associated with a sexual predator,” our insider said.

Anonymous said…

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/5/1/mogul-donor-gives-harvard-more-than/
Harvard Crimson – May 1, 2003
Mogul Donor Gives Harvard More Than Money

Jeffrey E. Epstein’s recent $30 million gift to Harvard was one in a series of donations that the elusive magnate has given anonymously to the University over the past decade.
The story behind Epstein’s deep connection with Harvard parallels his giving history, with close friendships with professors and administrators spanning the past 10 years. As an individual with no formal connection to the University, save for his donations, his Harvard ties highlight the meeting between the world of minds in the academy and the world of wallets in the business arena.

“I am amazed by the connections he has in the scientific world,” says Martin A. Nowak, who will leave Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study to run the mathematical biology and evolutionary dynamics program at Harvard endowed by Epstein’s $30 million gift. “He knows an amazing number of scientists; he knows everyone you can imagine.”

Indeed, Epstein shares a special connection with one of the most prominent figures at Harvard—University President Lawrence H. Summers.

Summers and Epstein serve together on the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, two elite international relations organizations.

“He likes Larry Summers a lot,” Epstein’s friend and Frankfurter Professor of Law Alan M. Dershowitz says. “He speaks well of Larry, and I think he admires Larry’s economic thinking.”

And Summers is not the only person at Harvard whom Epstein admires—or who admires Epstein.

Epstein counts a number of professors—including Dershowitz, Lindsley Professor of Psychology Stephen M. Kosslyn and former Dean of the Faculty Henry A. Rosovsky—among his bevy of eminent friends that includes princes, presidents and Nobel-Prize winners.

Kosslyn was introduced to Epstein by the famed late Harvard professor and evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, and Dershowitz says he met Epstein through “mutual friends.”

Wexner, the billionaire who founded Limited Brands—whose empire now includes Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and Express—is also a longtime Harvard benefactor.

Epstein and Wexner, longtime friends and business associates, teamed up in the early 1990s to fund the construction of Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel’s new building, Rosovsky Hall.

But despite running in the academy and business circles’ proverbial fast-track, Epstein himself is reserved when it comes to stepping into line of the public sight.

A Meeting of the Minds
Dershowitz, Kosslyn and Rosovsky each herald Epstein’s keen intelligence, sharp wit and his uncommon interest in the sciences.

And, Dershowitz says, discussing—and debating—concepts in mathematics, genetics, law, and psychology is a popular pastime for the trio.

So, while Epstein “received” both Dershowitz and Kosslyn nearly a decade ago and the two have been working at the same university for years, they came together—at Epstein’s behest—only recently.

Dershowitz and Kosslyn currently jointly teach Psychology 2310, “The Neuroscience of Law: Can a Legal System be Grounded in Knowledge about the Brain?”

Anonymous said…

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Branching Out
In recent years, Epstein has funded the work of Professor of the History of Science Anne Harrington.

From 1999 to 2001, Harrington and her colleagues examined claims made by traditional Chinese medicine, with a particular focus on qi, the Chinese term for “breath of life” or “vital essence.”

In addition, Harrington says Epstein also funded a working group, which examined the placebo effect and the state of the field.

“He is known for his willingness to support research that is ‘outside the box,’” Harrington writes in an e-mail. “He likes to see if he can anticipate where the emerging cutting-edge of science might be,” she writes.

Harrington says she and Epstein met through Harvard’s Mind/Brain/Behavior (MBB) program, which Harrington co-directs and Epstein advises in his capacity as a member of the committee on MBB.

Although Harrington says Epstein is not as active on the committee as he once was, he remains an important contributor to Harvard’s scientific community.

The Nowak Factor
In a move that is likely to do just that, Epstein donated $30 million to create a mathematical biology and evolutionary dynamics program at Harvard last January.

A newly recruited professor, Nowak will play an integral part in that program.

He says he uses mathematics to model human behavior, the evolution of language and the changes that occur in cancer cells.

Friends at Harvard say they know little about the logistics of Epstein’s multi-million dollar donation, but Rosovsky says discussions about the gift began last spring—around the same time as Nowak’s meeting with Gross—with a final decision coming in late January.

The source familiar with the donation also says that Harvard was the only institution to which Epstein would consider making a donation of this type.

The Making of a Mogul
When he is not globetrotting in search of investment opportunities, colleagues say Epstein spends his days managing the fortunes of his billionaire clients from his private island, Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but his life was not always so charmed.

50-year old Epstein was born into a working-class Brooklyn family, and attended the city’s Lafayette High School. In his early ’20s, he taught mathematics and physics to high school students at The Dalton School, an elite Manhattan preparatory school.

Epstein began his career in high finance at Bear Stearns, where he ascended the ranks to become a limited partner before leaving in 1981 to open his own business.

Shortly thereafter, he founded J. Epstein & Co., a private holding company, which he has been running ever since.

Although Epstein chooses only to manage the money of billionaires, including Wexner, a source familiar with Epstein’s business dealings says the choice does not indicate any hubris on his part.

His client list is a closely-guarded secret, bar one: Wexner is a long-time client. He is also Epstein’s mentor.

Epstein briefly studied physics at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences but never graduated from either.

From flying President Clinton, Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker to Africa to explore the problems of AIDS and economic development facing the region, to hosting the world’s elite minds at his lavish homes in New York, Palm Beach, New Mexico and his private island hideaway, to funding outreach programs to curb the spread of Cholera in Bangladesh, it seems Epstein lets his curiosities guide him.

Friends say Epstein’s scientific, intellectual and philanthropic interests—not his host of homes or his fleet of aircraft—give him the most satisfaction.

Anonymous said…


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2587075/Second-judge-faces-probe-defence-paedophiles-links-controversial-campaign-group-exposed.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Daily Mail – 22 March 2014
Second top judge faces probe over ‘defence’ of paedophiles after links with controversial campaign group are exposed

The second senior judge exposed as a defender of paedophiles’ rights is also now under investigation.

Peter Thornton, the Chief Coroner for England and Wales, faces a probe by the judicial watchdog after comments uncovered by The Mail on Sunday.

He will not sit as a judge in criminal cases while the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office looks into what he said about child sex campaigners while head of a controversial civil liberties organisation.

As a barrister, Mr Thornton criticised the prosecution of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) after its leader was jailed.

And while chair of the National Council of Civil Liberties (NCCL), he then wrote to a paedophile saying: ‘Our policy .  .  . is a reduction in the age of consent to 14.

The NCCL supports the civil liberties of everybody including paedophiles and gays.’

The misconduct board is already looking into Lord Justice Fulford, an Appeal Court judge, after The Mail on Sunday revealed he had set up a campaign group to stop the PIE trial.

Genie said…

Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

Anonymous said…

http://cases.bms11.com/Documents/FL76/09-34791/ECF_DOC_1603_10567747.pdf
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
09-80656

JANE DOE No. 102,
Plaintiff

Vs.

Jeffrey Epstein
Defendant


8 …Until his incarceration, he maintained his principal place of residence in Manhattan, a 51,000-quare-foot eight-story mansion on the Upper East Side. Upon information and belief, he also owns a $6.8 million mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, a $30 million 7,500-acre ranch in New Mexico he named “Zorr,” a 70-acre private island known as Little St. James in St. Thoms, U.S. Virgin Ilands, a mansion in London’s Westminster neighborhood, and a home in the Avenue Foch area of Paris. The allegations herein concern Defendant’s conduct while at his homes and/or numerous other locations both nationally and internationally.

11 … The then minor Plaintiff and other minor girls, some as young as 12 years old, were transported to Defendant’s Palm Beach mansion by Defendant’s employees, agents and/or assistants in order to provide Defendant with “massages.”

12 …and, upon information and belief, take nude photographs and/or video of the underage girls for Defendant with and/or without their knowledge. Defendant would pay the procurer of each girl’s “appointment” hundreds of dollars.

15 …Defendant committed such acts regularly on a daily basis and, in most instances, several times a day…

16 …He used the telephone to contact these minor girls for the purpose of coercing them into acts of prostitution and to enable himself to commit sexual battery against them and/or acts of lewdness in their presence, and he conspired with others, including assistants and/or his driver(s) and/or pilot(s), and his socialite friend/partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, to further these acts and to avoid police detection…

17 …A vulnerable young girl, plaintiff was working as a changing room assistant at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach making approximately $9 an hour when she was first lured into Defendant’s sexually exploitative world. In or about the summer of 1998, when Plaintiff was merely fifteen years old while attending to her duties at Mar-A-Lago, Plaintiff was recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell, who lived, socialized, and worked with Defendant…
…Ms. Maxwell then took off her own shirt and left on her underwear and started rubbing her breasts across Defendant’s body, impliedly showing Plaintiff what she was expected to do… The encounter escalated, with Defendant and Ms. Maxwell sexually assaulting, battering, exploiting, and abusing Plaintiff in various ways and in various locations, including the steam room and shower.

19 …Defendant’s daily routine required the minor Plaintiff to perform sexually on Defendant multiple times per day and to provide Defendant massages multiple times per day… Often, Plaintiff was joined by Ms. Maxwell, Ms. Maxwell’s assistant, and/or a countless array of young women who would be brought to one of Defendant’s homes…

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20 …Defendant transported Plaintiff in his private jet to locations that included Palm Beach, New York City, Sante Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St Louis and numerous other domestic destinations, as well as international destinations, including Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. Each time they would travel to one of these destinations, the same pattern of sexual abuse would occur, often with a vast array of aspiring models, actresses, celebrities, and/or other females, including minors, from all over the world. Upon information and belief, Defendant transported minor girls from Turkey, the Czech Republic, Asia, and numerous other countries, many of whom spoke no English. To Plaintiff’s knowledge, the only females specifically excluded from Defendant’s sexual escapades were African-Americans.

21 In addition to being continually exploited to satisfy Defendant’s every sexual whim, Plaintiff was also required to be sexually exploited by Defendant’s adult male peers, including royalty, politicians, academicians, businessmen, and/or other professional and personal acquaintances.

22 …Despite Defendant’s stating shortly before Plaintiff’s sixteenth birthday that he soon would have to trade her in because she was getting too old, Defendant continued to sexually exploit Plaintiff until she fled at age 19. Defendant’s predilection for young girls was well known to those who regularly procured them for him and to his circle of friends. On one of Defendant’s birthdays, a friend of Defendant sent him three 12-year-old girls from France who spoke no English for Defendant to sexually exploit and abuse. After doing so, they were sent back to France the next day.

25 … On the day of his arrest, police found two hidden cameras and photographs of underage girls on a computer in Defendant’s home… Ms. Maxwell photographed Plaintiff naked in defferent sexually explicit positions. Ms Maxwell then presented these nude photographs of Plaintiff to Defendant as a birthday present for Defendant from Ms. Maxwell.

32 …In June 2008, … Defendant, Jeffrey Epstein, entered pleas of “guilty’ to various Florida state crimes involving the solicitation of minors for prostitution and the procurement of minors for the purpose of prostitution…

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Exhibit C – 2009

Epstein vs. Edwards
Undisputed Statements of Facts

Jeffrey Epstein
Plaintiff

vs.

Scott Rothstein, individually, and
Bradley J. Edwards, individually
Defendants


16. Alfredo Rdriguez took a journal from Epstein’s computer that reflected many of the names of underage females Epstein abused across the country and the world, including locations such as Michigan, California, West Palm Beach, New York, New Mexico, and Paris, France…

17. Rodriguez was later charged in a criminal complaint with obstruction of justice in connection with trying to obtain $50,000 from civil attorneys pursuing civil sexual assault cases against Epstein as payment for producing the book to the attorneys…. Because of the importance of the information in the journal to the civil cases, Mr. Rodriguez called it “The Holy Grail.”

18. In the “Holy Grail” or “The Journal,” among the many names listed (along with the abused girls) are some of the people that Epstein alleges in his Complaint had “no connection whatsoever” with the litigation in this case. See, e.g., Journal, Exhibit F, at 85 (Donald Trump); at 9 (Bill Clinton phone numbers listed under “Doug Bands”).



61 … On June 29, 2010, one day before Edwards was to fly to NY to take Maxwell’s deposition, her attorney informed Edwards that Maxwell’s mother was deathly ill and Maxwell was consequently flying to England with no intention of returning to the United States. Despite that assertion, Ghislaine Maxwell was in fact in the country on July 31, 2010, as she attended the wedding of Chelsea Clinton (former President Clinton’s daughter) and was captured in a photograph taken for OK magazine…

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62 Maxwell is not the only important witness to lie to avoid deposition by Edwards. Upon review of the message pads that were taken from Epstein’s home in the police trash pulls, see Exhibit “J” supra, many were from Jean Luc Brunel, a French citizen and one of Epstein’s closest pals. He left messages for Epstein. One dated 4/1/05 said, “He has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2×8 years old, not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have your 1st today if you call.” See Messages taken from Jean Luc Brunel are attached hereto as Exhibit “EE.” In light of these circumstances of the case, this message reasonably suggested to Edwards that Brunel might have been procuring two eight-year-old girls for Epstein to sexually abuse. According to widely circulated press reports reviewed by Edwards, Brunel is in his sixties and has a reputation throughout the world (and especially in the modelling industry) as a cocaine addict that has for years molested children through modeling agencies while acting as their agent – conduct that has been the subject of critical reports, books, several news articles, and a 60 minutes documentary on Brunel’s sexual exploitation of underage models See http://bradmillershero.blogspot.com/2010/08/women-are-objects.html, attached hereto as Exhibit “FF.”

63 Edwards learned that Brunel is also someone that visited Epstein on approximately 67 occasions while Epstein was in jail….

64. Edwards learned that Brunel currently runs the modeling agenct MC2, a company for which Epstein provides financial support…

65. Employees of MC2 told Edwards that Epstein’s numerous condos at 301 East 66 Street in New York were used to house young models. Edwards was told that MC2 modeling agency, affiliated with Epstein and Brunel brought underage girls from all over the world, promising them modeling contracts. Epstein and Brunel would then obtain a visa for these girls, then would charge the underage girls rent, presumably to live as underage prostitutes in the condos….

66. In view of this information suggesting Brunel could provide significant evidence of Epstein’s trafficking in young girls for sexual abuse, Edwards had Brunel served in New York for deposition…. Before the deposition took place, Brunel’s attorney (Tama Kudman of West Palm Beach) contacted Edwards to delay the deposition date. Eventually Kudman informed Edwards in January 2009 that Brunel had left the country and was back in France with no plans to return. This information was untrue, Brunel was actually staying with Epstein in West Palm Beach…

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67. Edwards was aso informed that Epstein paid for not only Brunel’s representation during the civil process but also paid for legal representation for Sarah Kellen (Epstein’s executive assistant and procurer of girls for him to abuse), Larry Visoski (Epstein’s personal pilot), Dave Rogers (Epstein’s personal pilot), Larry Harrison (Epstein’s personal pilot), Louella Rabuyo (Epstein’s husekeeper), Nadia Marcinkova (Epstein’s live-in sex slave), Ghislaine Maxwell (manager of Epstein’s affairs and businesses), Mark Epstein (Epstein’s brother), and Janusz Banasiak (Epstein’s house manager)…

70. Edwards notified Epstein’s attorneys of his intent to take Bill Clinton’s deposition. Edwards possessed a legitimate basis for doing so: (a) Clinton was friends with Ghislaine Maxwell who was Epstein’s longtime companion and helped to run Epstein’s companies, kept images of naked underage children on her computer, helped to recruit underage childre for Epstein, engaged in lesbian sex with underage females that she procured for Epstein, and photographed underage females in sexually explicit poses and kept child pornography on her computer; (b) it was national news when Clinton traveled with Epstein aboard Epstein’s private plane to Africa and the news articles classified Clinton as Epstein’s friend. (c) the complaint filed on behalf of Jane Doe No. 102 stated generally that she was required by Epstein to be sexually exploited by not only Epstein but also Epstein’s “adult male peers, including royalty, politicians, academicians, businessmen, and/or other professional and personal acquaintances” – categories Clinton and acquaintances of Clinton fall into. The flightl ogs showed Clinton traveling on Epstein’s plane on numerous occasions between 2002 and 2005. See Flight logs attached hereto as Exhibit “MM.” Clinton traveled on many of those flights with Ghislaine Maxwell, Sarah Kellen, and Adriana Mucinska, – all employees and/or co-conspirators of Epstein’s that were closely connected to Epstein’s child exploitation and sexual abuse. The documents clearly show that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein aboard his plane, then suddenly stopped – raising the suspicion that the friendship abruptly ended, perhaps because of events related to Epstein’s sexual abuse of children. Epstein’s personal phone directory from his computer contains e-mail addresses for Clinton along with 21 phone numbers for him, including those for his assistant (Doug Band), his schedulers, and what appear to be Clinton’s personal numbers. This information certainly leads one to believe that Clinton might well be a source of relevant information and efforts to obtain discovery from him were reasonably calculated to lead to admissable evidence….

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71. Bradly J. Edwards, Esq. provided notice that he intended to take the deposition of Donald Trump. Edwards possessed a legitimate basis for doing so: (a) The message pads confiscated from Epstein’s home indocated that Trump called Epstein’s West Palm Beach mansion on several occasions during the time period most relevant to my Edwards’s clients’ complaints; (b) Trump was quoted in a Vanity Fair article about Epstein as saying “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery; He’s pals with a passel of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, CEOs like Leslie Wexner of the Limited, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, even Donald Trump. But it wasn’t until he flew Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker to Africa on his private Boeing 727 that the world began to wonder who he is….(c) Trump allegedly banned Epstein from his Maralago Club in West Palm Beach because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club; (d) Jane Doe No. 102’s complaint alleged that Jane Doe 102 was initially approached at Trump’s Maralago by Ghislaine Maxwell and recruited to be Maxwell and Epstein’s underage sex slave; (e) Mark Epstein (Jeffrey Epstein’s brother) testified that Trump flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane with him (the same plane that Jane Doe 102 alleged was used to have sex with underaged girls); (f) Trump had been to Epstein’s home in Palm Beach; (g) Epstein’s phone directory from his computer contains 14 phone numbers for Donald Trump, including emergency numbers, car numbers, and numbers to Trump’s security guard and houseman….

72. Edwards provided notice that he intended to depose Alan Dershowitz. Edwards possessed a legitimate basis for doing so: (a) Dershowitz is believed to have been friends with Epstein for many years; (b) in one news article Dershowitz comments that, “I’m on my 20th book… The only person outside of my immediate family that I send drafts to is Jeffrey”… (c) Epstein’s housekeeper Alfredo Rodriguez testified that Dershowitz stayed at Epstein’s house during the years when Epstein was assaulting minor females on a daily basis; (d) Rodriguez testified that Deshowqitz was at Epstein’s house at times when underage females where there being molested by Epstein… (e) Dershowitz reportedly assisted in attempting to persuade the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office that because the underage females alleged to have been victims of Epstein’s abuse lacked credibility and could not be believed that they were at Epstein’s house, when Dershowitz himself was an eyewitness to their presence at the house; (f) Jane Doe No. 102 stated generally …. categories that Dershowitz and acquaintanceso of Dershowitz fall into; (g) during the years 2002-2005 Alan Dershowitz was on Epstein’s plane on several occasions according to the flight logs produced by Epstein’s pilot and inforamtion… suggested that sexual assaults may have taken place on the plane; (h) Epstein donated $30 Million one year to the university at which Dershowitz teaches….

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74. Edwards gave notice that he wished to take David Copperfield’s deposition. Edwards possessed a legitimate basis for doing so. Epstein’s housekeeper and one of the only witnesses who did not appear for deposition with an Epstein bought attorney, Alfredo Rodriguez, testified that David Copperfield was a guest at Epstein’s house on several occasions. His name also appears frequently in the message pads confiscated from Epstein’s house. It has been publicly reported that Copperfield himself has had allegations of sexual misconduct made against him by women claiming he sexually abused them, and one of Epstein’s sexual assault victims also alleged that Copperfield had touched her in an improper sexual way while she was at Epstein’s house….

75. Epstein also takes issue with Edwards identifying Bill Richardson [former Governor of New Mexico] as a possible witness. Richardson was properly identified as a possible witness because Epstein’s personal pilot testified to Richardson joining Epstein at Epstein’s New Mexico Ranch. There was information indicating that Epstein had young girls at his ranch which, given the circumstances of the case, raised the reasonable inference he was sexually abusing these girls as he had abused girls in West Palm Beach and elsewhere. Richardson had also returned campaign donations that were given to him by Epstein, indicating that he believed that there was something about Epstein with which he did not want to be associated. Richardson was not called to testify nor was he ever subpoenaed to testify…

 

 

 

Allegations of Pedophile Ring within Department of Foreign Affairs

In the public interest.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/alleged-pedophiles-referee-faced-child-sex-charges-20040326-gdilzu.html

This was back in 2004.

Alleged pedophile’s referee faced child sex charges

 

A former diplomat who was brought back to Australia to face child sex charges, John Holloway, was one of the referees who helped his colleague, alleged pedophile Robert Scoble, move to a new job at Telstra.

Scoble – arrested in Bangkok last week on pornography charges – reported to Mr Holloway in 1984 and 1985 while he was under internal investigation by the Foreign Affairs Department for procuring and disseminating sex photos of children as a diplomat.

Despite two incidents and two investigations within a year, Scoble left the department with glowing references from his superiors for a career as a Telstra executive in South-East Asia.

 

Mr Holloway’s involvement in the saga has raised questions about the findings of a report commissioned by the Government in 1996 to examine the allegations of a pedophile ring within the department.

It found that the department did not cover up Scoble’s activities, because those who spoke to Telstra were not aware of the investigations into his activities.

 

Yet the report also found it was “probable” that Scoble’s branch head – now identified as Mr Holloway – had told Telstra Scoble was held in “extremely high regard”, paving the way for the job.

Mr Holloway held the Canberra post of branch head, South-East Asia, at the time Scoble was being investigated and his subsequent departure for Telstra.

Scoble was a senior diplomat in Hanoi at the time, including stints as acting ambassador.

 

There are other inconsistencies in the inquiry report’s claim that no referees were aware of the investigation into Scoble.

Richard Broinowski, a former ambassador to Vietnam and another of Scoble’s referees, attended an interview by an officer when Scoble was being questioned about using a diplomatic bag to send photos of naked young men to a colleague.

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Professor Broinowski yesterday recalled the interview and said he was aware of an investigation. But he reiterated that he was only aware of one photo, in which the young male subject was clothed, and he believed Scoble’s assurances that he was not a pedophile.

In another twist, the inquiry into claims of pedophilia within the department was launched by the Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, just weeks after Mr Holloway was arrested and brought back to Australia to face charges under new child sex laws.

The high-profile case – Mr Holloway had been Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia – involved a charge that Mr Holloway had had sex with a 14-year-old Cambodian boy. Two Cambodian youths were brought to Australia by Federal Police to testify.

Mr Holloway denied the charge and said he had never been a pedophile. He was acquitted after the magistrate, Michael Somes, said the two young witnesses gave inconsistent evidence.

That acquittal occurred in the middle of the inquiry into Scoble’s activities. The final report by Pam O’Neil made no reference to Mr Holloway’s participation in the case. Mr Holloway, understood to be abroad, could not be contacted.

 

The department would not comment on Mr Holloway’s role in the Scoble affair. But it said it had introduced widespread reforms of its practices in the late 1990s and no pedophile activity had been reported among Australian diplomats since.

Scoble has been granted bail by Thai authorities after being charged on Saturday with distributing pornography and employing an unregistered worker.

Exclusive Brethren, Sexual Abuse and Donations to the Liberal Party

In the public interest. This article raises the issue of the link between religious influence and politicians in a secular nation state and how this impacts the larger secular society. 

Courtesy of The Age.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-plea-for-victims-to-speak-out-about-abuse-20160619-gpmj0g.html

A plea for victims to speak out about abuse

It takes courage to expose scandals, particularly those involving allegations of sexual abuse, which continue to be whitewashed by powerful religious organisations such as the Exclusive Brethren. Michael Bachelard (Good Weekend and Saturday Age, 18/6) is to be congratulated for holding no punches.

I left this secretive sect in 1968 but, decades later, I cannot forget the impact of hearing confessions of sexual misdemeanours broadcast by the perpetrators over a public address system to the captive congregation, which often numbered many hundreds of shocked souls. Witnesses present on those occasions will remember that any notion of reporting these matters to the authorities would not be countenanced. The confessors would be forgiven or not by the church elders at their whim. Everyone in the congregation understood that the Brethren constituted the highest “court” in the land. Victims from those far off days who read this and still bear the shame should take heart from Bachelard’s compelling articles and speak out about their trauma.

Illustration: Cathy Wilcox.

Illustration: Cathy Wilcox.

It is no surprise that the Exclusive Brethren has gone into damage control and employed public relations spin doctors to launch denials and threats. This is proof of their lack of conscience and desperation to retain tax benefits and generous government handouts for their schools. Not all the bluster and bravado in the world, most notably their re-branding to the name of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and claim to charitable works, can alter their sordid history.

Bachelard reveals the extent of the Brethren’s history of donations to the Liberal Party. Will the Prime Minister follow his predecessors in counting the Exclusive Brethren among his friends and take their tainted money, or will he take the moral high ground and distance his party from any association with this extremist Christian sect? The federal election is in crucial countdown mode. The message to Malcolm Turnbull is clear. He needs look no further than the 2007 election when the sitting prime minister lost his seat of Bennelong, in no small part due to the reaction of voters over revelations of the Liberal Party’s secret dealings with the Exclusive Brethren.

Joy Nason, Neutral Bay, NSW

The underhanded nature of political funding

Politicians clearly have no shame. The fact that the Liberals accepted “secret co-ordinated donations” from the Exclusive Brethren highlights the underhanded nature of political parties, especially when it comes to funding their operations. There appears to be a lack of moral standards, both on the part of donors and recipients. This story should have been emblazoning on page one. The $26.6million in government funding for the Brethren’s private schools is the icing on the cake. This is reprehensible in light of the parlous state that our government schools are in. Anyone who thinks this is acceptable needs to have their moral compass mended because theirs is broken. I am sure that the Labor Party has its cosy arrangements with various organisations, too.

 

David Legat, South Morang

Union funding wrong. Brethren funding OK.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemns the Labor Party for receiving money from trade unions yet defends funding to his own party from the secretive Exclusive Brethren. Also, Mafia figures donated tens of thousands of dollars to the discredited NSW Liberal Party fundraising vehicle, the Millennium Forum, as part of an ultimately successful campaign to allow a known criminal to stay in Australia (The Age, 29/6/15). Rather hypocritical, don’t you think?

John Cain, McCrae

Our two-tiered system

 

I retired 10years ago after a long career teaching in government secondary schools. Schools were better resourced under Labor governments (state and federal) than when the Coalition held the reins. The combination of the Kennett government and Howard government broke the state system’s back through the former’s assault on schools, and the latter’s less direct, but just as impactful, unequal funding of elite private institutions.

The last school I taught at touted for international students, and the main motivation was money. Little preparation was made for their educational needs. I felt angry and ashamed. Now, in order to gather more funds, teachers in government schools are being “rented out” to private schools (The Age, 17/6). I am despondent that education in this country has perhaps become the most divisive, two-tiered system in the Western world. Until we have one public education system, fully resourced and invested in by all Australians, we can not mature as a nation.

Meg Stuart, Forest Hill

Educating our youth

Maybe Victoria’s crime statistics (The Age, 17/6) would not be so bad if the young people concerned were in a school or TAFE institute, being educated with a view to getting a worthwhile job, or in an apprenticeship. Labor has pledged to establish 10 new “tech schools” (The Age, 27/4). It should open more. Also, the old technical schools should never have been shut down.

 

Lorraine Bates, Surrey Hills

Police Catching Pedophiles Who Appear Normal

This is an issue in the public interest.  I believe it is critical as it reveals a real sickness in perpetrators and the destruction or deaths of young lives who are vulnerable and unable to protect themselves.

I feel respect for the policemen and I wonder how they feel when they investigate pedophile cases and then think of their own children.  What if your child was put in harms way? How do we create a society where these abuse issues disappear.  

There are pedophile rings that want to legalise child abuse as they think it is normal and together they celebrate it as they enjoy it.  The children don’t.  They get together in rings and networks, they have symbols, insignias, statues, venues where go.  They speak of man love and the issue of setting the scene for the acceptance of same sex abuse (as distinct from homosexual love of consenting adults) as a means of saying it is normal to have sex with children or minors.  Thus, some may manipulate the issue (blurring it) to use it to groom the public into acceptance and exploiting children’s confusion and desire to please or obey adults as they are too afraid or unsure what is okay or not. They are extremely vulnerable. The consequences of this abuse are horrendous, the children may disassociate as they are so traumatised forgetting the abuse as the abuser would want or they may have flash backs.  

This is a complex psychological mental health issue that is most definitely in the public interest.  It is happening at the highest levels and that should be deeply concerning as they hold power over our society and they can protect abusers who are friends or there maybe blackmail occurring to ensure a politicians is a puppet of someone else.  Such is the insidious nature of abuse and bullying.

In the immediate short term a key question for parents is do you really want children on the internet unsupervised, despite filters?

What would love choose?

This is a video which provides insights into the police handling of pedophilia, child grooming, rings, networks online.  What of those off line?