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Meta: Congratulations! You just won millions of dollars in the lottery!

2020.09.16 17:05 DamnDam Meta: Congratulations! You just won millions of dollars in the lottery!

Congratulations! You just won millions of dollars in the lottery! That's great.
Now you're fucked.
No really.
You are.
You're fucked.
If you just want to skip the biographical tales of woe of some of the math-tax protagonists, skip on down to the next comment. To see what to do in the event you win the lottery.
You see, it's something of an open secret that winners of obnoxiously large jackpots tend to end up badly with alarming regularity. Not the $1 million dollar winners. But anyone in the nine-figure range is at high risk. Eight-figures? Pretty likely to be screwed. Seven-figures? Yep. Painful. Perhaps this is a consequence of the sample. The demographics of lottery players might be exactly the wrong people to win large sums of money. Or perhaps money is the root of all evil. Either way, you are going to have to be careful. Don't believe me? Consider this:
Large jackpot winners face double digit multiples of probability versus the general population to be the victim of:
1. Homicide (something like 20x more likely)
2. Drug overdose
3. Bankruptcy (how's that for irony?)
4. Kidnapping
And triple digit multiples of probability versus the general population rate to be:
1. Convicted of drunk driving
2. The victim of Homicide (at the hands of a family member) 120x more likely in this case, ain't love grand?
3. A defendant in a civil lawsuit
4. A defendant in felony criminal proceedings
Believe it or not, your biggest enemy if you suddenly become possessed of large sums of money is... you. At least you will have the consolation of meeting your fate by your own hand. But if you can't manage it on your own, don't worry. There are any number of willing participants ready to help you start your vicious downward spiral for you. Mind you, many of these will be "friends," "friendly neighbors," or "family." Often, they won't even have evil intentions. But, as I'm sure you know, that makes little difference in the end. Most aren't evil. Most aren't malicious. Some are. None are good for you.
Jack Whittaker, a Johnny Cash attired, West Virginia native, is the poster boy for the dangers of a lump sum award. In 2002 Mr. Whittaker (55 years old at the time) won what was, also at the time, the largest single award jackpot in U.S. history. $315 million. At the time, he planned to live as if nothing had changed, or so he said. He was remarkably modest and decent before the jackpot, and his ship sure came in, right? Wrong.
Mr. Whittaker became the subject of a number of personal challenges, escalating into personal tragedies, complicated by a number of legal troubles.
Whittaker wasn't a typical lottery winner either. His net worth at the time of his winnings was in excess of $15 million, owing to his ownership of a successful contracting firm in West Virginia. His claim to want to live "as if nothing had changed" actually seemed plausible. He should have been well equipped for wealth. He was already quite wealthy, after all. By all accounts he was somewhat modest, low profile, generous and good natured. He should have coasted off into the sunset. Yeah. Not exactly.
Whittaker took the all-cash option, $170 million, instead of the annuity option, and took possession of $114 million in cash after $56 million in taxes. After that, things went south.
Whittaker quickly became the subject of a number of financial stalkers, who would lurk at his regular breakfast hideout and accost him with suggestions for how to spend his money. They were unemployed. No, an interview tomorrow morning wasn't good enough. They needed cash NOW. Perhaps they had a sure-fire business plan. Their daughter had cancer. A niece needed dialysis. Needless to say, Whittaker stopped going to his breakfast haunt. Eventually, they began ringing his doorbell. Sometimes in the early morning. Before long he was paying off-duty deputies to protect his family. He was accused of being heartless. Cold. Stingy.
Letters poured in. Children with cancer. Diabetes. MS. You name it. He hired three people to sort the mail. A detective to filter out the false claims and the con men (and women) was retained.
Brenda, the clerk who had sold Whittaker the ticket, was a victim of collateral damage. Whittaker had written her a check for $44,000 and bought her house, but she was by no means a millionaire. Rumors that the state routinely paid the clerk who had sold the ticket 10% of the jackpot winnings hounded her. She was followed home from work. Threatened. Assaulted.
Whittaker's car was twice broken into, by trusted acquaintances who watched him leave large amounts of cash in it. $500,000 and $200,000 were stolen in two separate instances. The thieves spiked Whittaker's drink with prescription drugs in the first instance. The second incident was the handiwork of his granddaughter's friends, who had been probing the girl for details on Whittaker's cash for weeks.
Even Whittaker's good-faith generosity was questioned. When he offered $10,000 to improve the city's water park so that it was more handicap accessible, locals complained that he spent more money at the strip club. (Amusingly this was true).
Whittaker invested quite a bit in his own businesses, tripled the number of people his businesses employed (making him one of the larger employers in the area) and eventually had given away $14 million to charity through a foundation he set up for the purpose. This is, of course, what you are "supposed" to do. Set up a foundation. Be careful about your charity giving. It made no difference in the end.
To top it all off, Whittaker had been accused of ruining a number of marriages. His money made other men look inferior, they said, wherever he went in the small West Virginia town he called home. Resentment grew quickly. And festered. Whittaker paid four settlements related to this sort of claim. Yes, you read that right. Four.
His family and their immediate circle were quickly the victims of odds-defying numbers of overdoses, emergency room visits and even fatalities. His granddaughter, the eighteen year old "Brandi" (who Whittaker had been giving a $2100.00 per week allowance) was found dead after having been missing for several weeks. Her death was, apparently, from a drug overdose, but Whittaker suspected foul play. Her body had been wrapped in a tarp and hidden behind a rusted-out van. Her seventeen year old boyfriend had expired three months earlier in Whittaker's vacation house, also from an overdose. Some of his friends had robbed the house after his overdose, stepping over his body to make their escape and then returning for more before stepping over his body again to leave. His parents sued for wrongful death claiming that Whittaker's loose purse strings contributed to their son's death. Amazingly, juries are prone to award damages in cases such as these. Whittaker settled. Again.
Even before the deaths, the local and state police had taken a special interest in Whittaker after his new-found fame. He was arrested for minor and less minor offenses many times after his winnings, despite having had a nearly spotless record before the award. Whittaker's high profile couldn't have helped him much in this regard.
In 18 months Whittaker had been cited for over 250 violations ranging from broken tail lights on every one of his five new cars, to improper display of renewal stickers. A lawsuit charging various police organizations with harassment went nowhere and Whittaker was hit with court costs instead.
Whittaker's wife filed for divorce, and in the process froze a number of his assets and the accounts of his operating companies. Caesars in Atlantic City sued him for $1.5 million to cover bounced checks, caused by the asset freeze.
Today Whittaker is badly in debt, and bankruptcy looms large in his future.
But, hey, that's just one example, right?
Wrong.
Nearly one third of multi-million dollar jackpot winners eventually declare bankruptcy. Some end up worse. To give you just a taste of the possibilities, consider the fates of:
So, what the hell DO you do if you are unlucky enough to win the lottery?
This is the absolutely most important thing you can do right away: NOTHING.
Yes. Nothing.
DO NOT DECLARE YOURSELF THE WINNER yet.
Do NOT tell anyone. The urge is going to be nearly irresistible. Resist it. Trust me.
1. IMMEDIATELY retain an attorney.
Get a partner from a larger, NATIONAL firm. Don't let them pawn off junior partners or associates on you. They might try, all law firms might, but insist instead that your lead be a partner who has been with the firm for awhile. Do NOT use your local attorney. Yes, I mean your long-standing family attorney who did your mother's will. Do not use the guy who fought your dry-cleaner bill. Do not use the guy you have trusted your entire life because of his long and faithful service to your family. In fact, do not use any firm that has any connection to family or friends or community. TRUST me. This is bad. You want someone who has never heard of you, any of your friends, or any member of your family. Go the the closest big city and walk into one of the national firms asking for one of the "Trust and Estates" partners you have previously looked up on http://www.martindale.com from one of the largest 50 firms in the United States which has an office near you. You can look up attornies by practice area and firm on Martindale.
2. Decide to take the lump sum.
Most lotteries pay a really pathetic rate for the annuity. It usually hovers around 4.5% annual return or less, depending. It doesn't take much to do better than this, and if you have the money already in cash, rather than leaving it in the hands of the state, you can pull from the capital whenever you like. If you take the annuity you won't have access to that cash. That could be good. It could be bad. It's probably bad unless you have a very addictive personality. If you need an allowance managed by the state, it is because you didn't listen to point #1 above.
Why not let the state just handle it for you and give you your allowance?
Many state lotteries pay you your "allowence" (the annuity option) by buying U.S. treasury instruments and running the interest payments through their bureaucracy before sending it to you along with a hunk of the principal every month. You will not be beating inflation by much, if at all. There is no reason you couldn't do this yourself, if a low single-digit return is acceptable to you.
You aren't going to get even remotely the amount of the actual jackpot. Take our old friend Mr. Whittaker. Using Whittaker is a good model both because of the reminder of his ignominious decline, and the fact that his winning ticket was one of the larger ones on record. If his situation looks less than stellar to you, you might have a better perspective on how "large" your winnings aren't. Whittaker's "jackpot" was $315 million. He selected the lump-sum cash up-front option, which knocked off $145 million (or 46% of the total) leaving him with $170 million. That was then subject to withholding for taxes of $56 million (33%) leaving him with $114 million.
In general, you should expect to get about half of the original jackpot if you elect a lump sum (maybe better, it depends). After that, you should expect to lose around 33% of your already pruned figure to state and federal taxes. (Your mileage may vary, particularly if you live in a state with aggressive taxation schemes).
3. Decide right now, how much you plan to give to family and friends.
This really shouldn't be more than 20% or so. Figure it out right now. Pick your number. Tell your lawyer. That's it. Don't change it. 20% of $114 million is $22.8 million. That leaves you with $91.2 million. DO NOT CONSULT WITH FAMILY when deciding how much to give to family. You are going to get advice that is badly tainted by conflict of interest, and if other family members find out that Aunt Flo was consulted and they weren't you will never hear the end of it. Neither will Aunt Flo. This might later form the basis for an allegation that Aunt Flo unduly influenced you and a lawsuit might magically appear on this basis. No, I'm not kidding. I know of one circumstance (related to a business windfall, not a lottery) where the plaintiffs WON this case.
Do NOT give anyone cash. Ever. Period. Just don't. Do not buy them houses. Do not buy them cars. Tell your attorney that you want to provide for your family, and that you want to set up a series of trusts for them that will total 20% of your after tax winnings. Tell him you want the trust empowered to fund higher education, some help (not a total) purchase of their first home, some provision for weddings and the like, whatever. Do NOT put yourself in the position of handing out cash. Once you do, if you stop, you will be accused of being a heartless bastard (or bitch). Trust me. It won't go well.
It will be easy to lose perspective. It is now the duty of your friends, family, relatives, hangers-on and their inner circle to skew your perspective, and they take this job quite seriously. Setting up a trust, a managed fund for your family that is in the double digit millions is AMAZINGLY generous. You need never have trouble sleeping because you didn't lend Uncle Jerry $20,000 in small denomination unmarked bills to start his chain of deep-fried peanut butter pancake restaurants. ("Deep'n 'nutter Restaurants") Your attorney will have a number of good ideas how to parse this wealth out without turning your siblings/spouse/children/grandchildren/cousins/waitresses into the latest Paris Hilton.
4. You will be encouraged to hire an investment manager. Considerable pressure will be applied. Don't.
Investment managers charge fees, usually a percentage of assets. Consider this: If they charge 1% (which is low, I doubt you could find this deal, actually) they have to beat the market by 1% every year just to break even with a general market index fund. It is not worth it, and you don't need the extra return or the extra risk. Go for the index fund instead if you must invest in stocks. This is a hard rule to follow. They will come recommended by friends. They will come recommended by family. They will be your second cousin on your mother's side. Investment managers will sound smart. They will have lots of cool acronyms. They will have nice PowerPoint presentations. They might (MIGHT) pay for your shrimp cocktail lunch at TGI Friday's while reminding you how poor their side of the family is. They live for this stuff.
You should smile, thank them for their time, and then tell them you will get back to them next week. Don't sign ANYTHING. Don't write it on a cocktail napkin (lottery lawsuit cases have been won and lost over drunkenly scrawled cocktail napkin addition and subtraction figures with lots of zeros on them). Never call them back. Trust me. You will thank me later. This tactic, smiling, thanking people for their time, and promising to get back to people, is going to have to become familiar. You will have to learn to say no gently, without saying the word "no." It sounds underhanded. Sneaky. It is. And its part of your new survival strategy. I mean the word "survival" quite literally.
Get all this figured out BEFORE you claim your winnings. They aren't going anywhere. Just relax.
5. If you elect to be more global about your paranoia, use between 20.00% and 33.00% of what you have not decided to commit to a family fund IMMEDIATELY to purchase a combination of longer term U.S. treasuries (5 or 10 year are a good idea) and perhaps even another G7 treasury instrument. This is your safety net. You will be protected... from yourself.
You are going to be really tempted to starting being a big investor. You are going to be convinced that you can double your money in Vegas with your awesome Roulette system/by funding your friend's amazing idea to sell Lemming dung/buying land for oil drilling/by shorting the North Pole Ice market (global warming, you know). This all sounds tempting because "Even if I lose it all I still have $XX million left! Anyone could live on that comfortably for the rest of their life." Yeah, except for 33% of everyone who won the lottery.
You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Let me say that again. You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Right now, you'll get around 3.5% on the 10 year U.S. treasury. With $18.2 million (20% of $91.2 mil after your absurdly generous family gift) invested in those you will pull down $638,400 per year. If everything else blows up, you still have that, and you will be in the top 1% of income in the United States. So how about you not fuck with it. Eh? And that's income that is damn safe. If we get to the point where the United States defaults on those instruments, we are in far worse shape than worrying about money.
If you are really paranoid, you might consider picking another G7 or otherwise mainstream country other than the U.S. according to where you want to live if the United States dissolves into anarchy or Britney Spears is elected to the United States Senate. Put some fraction in something like Swiss Government Bonds at 3%. If the Swiss stop paying on their government debt, well, then you know money really means nothing anywhere on the globe anymore. I'd study small field sustainable agriculture if you think this is a possibility. You might have to start feedng yourself.
6. That leaves, say, 80% of $91.2 million or $72.9 million.
Here is where things start to get less clear. Personally, I think you should dump half of this, or $36.4 million, into a boring S&P 500 index fund. Find something with low fees. You are going to be constantly tempted to retain "sophisticated" advisers who charge "nominal fees." Don't. Period. Even if you lose every other dime, you have $638,400 per year you didn't have before that will keep coming in until the United States falls into chaos. Fuck advisers and their fees. Instead, drop your $36.4 million in the market in a low fee vehicle. Unless we have an unprecedented downturn the likes of which the United States has never seen, should return around 7.00% or so over the next 10 years. You should expect to touch not even a dime of this money for 10 or 15 or even 20 years. In 20 years $36.4 million could easily become $115 million.
7. So you have put a safety net in place.
You have provided for your family beyond your wildest dreams. And you still have $36.4 million in "cash." You know you will be getting $638,400 per year unless the capital building is burning, you don't ever need to give anyone you care about cash, since they are provided for generously and responsibly (and can't blow it in Vegas) and you have a HUGE nest egg that is growing at market rates. (Given the recent dip, you'll be buying in at great prices for the market). What now? Whatever you want. Go ahead and burn through $36.4 million in hookers and blow if you want. You've got more security than 99% of the country. A lot of it is in trusts so even if you are sued your family will live well, and progress across generations. If your lawyer is worth his salt (I bet he is) then you will be insulated from most lawsuits anyhow. Buy a nice house or two, make sure they aren't stupid investments though. Go ahead and be an angel investor and fund some startups, but REFUSE to do it for anyone you know. (Friends and money, oil and water - Michael Corleone) Play. Have fun. You earned it by putting together the shoe sizes of your whole family on one ticket and winning the jackpot.
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2020.07.05 20:18 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters D-F in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters D-F of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
D-F
d’abo, Henri & Tatiana: John Henry Erland d’Abo is the grandson of the 9th Duke of Rutland (more info on what these titles all mean can be found here: https://www.debretts.com/expertise/essential-guide-to-the-peerage/what-is-the-peerage/). Tatjana is his wife. Henry is the chairman of Wilton Payments Ltd, a private company that helps with financial intermediation. He and Christopher O’Neill are the primary shareholders of the company. O’Neill is Tatjana’s half-brother, a British-American financier, and husband to Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, a daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
d’abo, Mrs. Jennifer: British entrepreneur who passed away in 2003. d’Abo was once married to Peter Cadbury from the family of the famous chocolate company. Peter did not work for the company, but he and Jennifer d’Abo had a son together. Their son, Joel Cadbury, became owner of the Groucho Club, a watering hole often frequented by famous people. Three years after Cadbury sold the club, their website became the center of a child pornography scandal (link to story: https://www.sott.net/article/242698-Groucho-Clubs-website-forum-hit-by-child-pornography-scandal)
D’Alessie, Carman: This name turned up no results, however, we can safely assume that this is actually Carmen D’Alessio, the international nightlife guru who helped spawn Studio 54 and other famous clubs. She is a party legend with countless celebrity ties.
d’Arenberg, Prince Pierre: Family lineage can be traced back 1000 years. European royalty. Extremely wealthy not because of his ties to nobility, but because his mother, Margaret Bedford, was an heiress to Standard Oil (Exxon).
d’Uzes, Jacques De crussol: The 17th Duke of Uzes. Not much else found on him. Margaret Bedford married into his family shortly after her divorce with Prince Charles Auguste Armand d’Arenberg, father of Prince Pierre d’Arenberg.
Dabbagh, Amr A.: A wealthy businessman/investor from Saudi Arabia. Dabbagh recently faced corruption charges but settled with the Saudi Arabian government. Has ties all around the world, as he is a member of and/or serves/served on the boards of the World Economic Forum, London Business School, Cleveland Clinic, Jeddah Economic Forum, Harvard Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, etc.
Dahl, Sophie: ‘90s-’00s model-turned-author and maternal granddaughter of famous author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) Dahl has been seen in photos with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Darrin, Drake: Not much information found. Darrin runs an investment group out of Greenwich, Connecticut. Lived about a mile away from Epstein in NYC.
Dartmouth, William: The 10th Earl of Dartmouth. Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2019. Became a stepbrother of Princess Diana when his mother embarked on a 2nd marriage with Diana’s father, John Spencer.
Davies, Jeff: Most likely refers to the current CFO for Legal & General Group. Davies was once a senior partner at Ernst & Young.
Davies, David & Linda: Sir David Davies is a wealthy banker and businessman with deep connections. A family friend introduced him to David Rockefeller back in the ‘60s, which helped him get his start. Linda, daughter of a Chinese-Malaysian tycoon, is his second wife. They were married for over 20 years but are now divorced.
Davis, Michael: A current partner at N3 Media, Davis has had many jobs. He started out working at CAA, one of the top agencies in the world. Check out this list of celebrities and athletes that they represent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Creative_Artists_Agency_clients). Davis then went on to produce movies and TV shows before transitioning to digital media.
Day, Nick and Heather: Not much to be found on these two. There are several articles that speak of their ranch in Kenya. Apparently, it is a fairly popular spot where people stay to get some rest and solitude.
de Andrade, Marcelo: An international banker (not the serial killer) who lives within one mile of Epstein’s mansion in NYC. de Andrade was married to Lisa Bjornson, a successful banker and higher-up at J.P. Morgan Securities back in the ‘90s.
de Baecque, Patrick: de Baecque has his hands in online news media (lefigaro.fr) in France. de Baecque was named Director of Sales and Operations at Dolead in 2017. Dolead is a company that is involved with online marketing.
de Cabrol, Milly: A high-end interior designer based out of NYC.
De Cadenet, Alen: Alain de Cadenet is one of Epstein’s many Formula One contacts. Someone here probably knows more about de Cadenet, but he used to be a racecar driver and now works for ESPN and the Speed Channel as a host.
de Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine: A French princess who used to have a penchant for partying. The only daughter of Charles Henri, 11th Duke of Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine was one of 500 guests invited to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday back in 2000. Hermine got in a motorcycle crash a month ago that put her in a coma.
De Georgiou, Anouska: A former British Playboy model who claims that Epstein groomed and raped her as a teenager when she met him in the 1990s. Her experience with Epstein is detailed in this article (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9974171/anouska-de-georgiou-jeffrey-epstein-rape-claims-nbc-playboy/). She speaks about how Epstein was able to lure her into the life as a young girl.
De Soto, Fernando: Very difficult to pinpoint. Best guess is that this is the Head of Real Estate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid, Spain. I could be wrong, but this is the one that made the most sense.
Dedieu, Jean & Paulette: Nothing found.
Del Bono, Luca: Co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism.
Dell, Adam: Brother of Michael Dell (Founder of Dell Technologies and 27th ranked richest person in the world in Forbes’s BS rankings that discount the elite families). Adam is a venture capitalist who has a baby with Padma Lakshmi.
Deluca Dina & Fouard Chartuuni: Fouad Chartouni is the president of Kensico Properties, a real-estate holding company in New York. Chartouni and his brother own the Lowell Hotel in New York. The Lowell is a high-end 5 star hotel that caters largely to film executives, fashion design CEOs, publishing CEOs, and financial CEOs. Madonna lived there for nearly a year after breaking up with Sean Penn. Dina Deluca is Chartouni’s wife. She used to work as an assistant in film and television, but now focuses on her DDC28 brand of bath and beauty products.
Derby Earl / Cntess Cass & Ted: Edward Stanley (known informally as Teddy) is the 19th Earl of Derby. Caroline Stanley is Ted’s wife. She was a socialite during the ‘90s and is the daughter of Robin Neville, the 10th Baron Braybrooke.
Derby, Ros & Jonathan: No info found.
Di Vita, Charlotte: Best known for her handcrafted teapots, di Vita started off as a volunteer who helped raise funds to help poor people, most notably in Kenya, Thailand, and Brazil. She helped locals grow food and even helped build 3 schools (37 teachers, 1100 students) through a charity, Trade plus Aid, in Bawku, Ghana, in 1995.
Dickenson, Debbie: Supermodel and actress. Sister of the more famous Janice Dickinson.
Dickinson, Janice: One of the most successful models of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dickinson has been occasionally labeled as the first ever supermodel. Opened her own modeling agency in 2005. Ironically, she accused Bill Cosby of raping her back in 1982 and wrote about it in her memoir. When called to the stand during Cosby’s trial, Cosby’s lawyer pointed out the differences between Dickinson’s testimony and her account of the incident in her memoir. Dickinson said that her accusations of Cosby raping her while under oath were the absolute truth, while she took “poetic license” with some of the details in her memoir.
Dietrich Marc Antoine and Cath: Baron Marc-Antoine de Dietrich is a businessman. He resigned as director of Vossloh Cogifer in 2011.
Dietrich, Paul & Laura: Paul is Chief Investment Officer of Fairfax Global Markets LLC. They manage investments for private investors, retirement funds, and private institutions.
Dimbelby, Johnathan: Jonathan Dimbleby is a famous British reporter, political radio and television show host, and author.
Diniz, Pedro: Former Formula One driver and businessman. Now runs a large scale organic farm in Brazil.
Dixon, Alexandra: No info found.
Djerassi, Dale: Film producer and private investor who was married to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, from 1984-1989.
Dolbey, Alex & Suzie: Suzie Dolbey (nee Murray-Philipson) is the daughter of the recently deceased Robin Murray-Philipson, who was the descendant of the Viscounts Elibank. Alex Dolbey has been the director of several management and investment companies.
Donne, Alegra: Couldn’t find much except a bunch of pictures of her hobnobbing at fancy parties. Actual name is Maria Allegra Donn.
Dori: Dori Cooperman is a socialite blogger who is friends with Alex von Furstenberg, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, among others. Daughter of Edwin Cooperman, former Chairman of Travelers Bank Group. Used to work for the famous publicist, Lizzie Grubman, who has represented Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. Cooperman is known for getting into trouble due to issues with drugs and alcohol.
Dorrit: Dorrit Moussaieff is an Israeli jewellery designer, editor, and businesswoman who married into royalty. Dorrit was the First Lady of Iceland from 2003-2016 after marrying President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson in 2000. Although Moussaieff claims that Epstein only had her phone number because they “lived on the same street in London sometime between 1978 and 1983,” the Daily Mail published a picture of her and her husband, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Doss, David & Christy Prunier: David Doss has worked as producer and/or executive producer on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Oprah in Africa, Primetime (with Diane Sawyer), Anderson Cooper 360, and Live PD. Doss now serves as senior VP of news programming for Al Jazeera America. Christy Prunier is a former Hollywood exec and founder of the Willa brand of beauty products.
Douglas, Diandra: Actor Michael Douglas’s first wife.
Dr. Eli Wiesel: Most likely Elie Wiesel, the famous Holocaust survivor and Jewish author of Night**. Wiesel was accused of sexual assault in 2017 (source:** https://www.newsweek.com/elie-wiesel-me-too-account-690891)
Drax, Jeremy: Founder of Parham Holdings, a London property operation.
Dreesmann, Bernard: Executive Chairman of Morleys department stores in London.
Driver, Minnie: Famous movie and television actress.
Dubb, Anthony V.: Dub is an investment banker and founder of Indigo Capital, LLC.
Dubbens, Peter: Peter Dubens is a British Internet entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Oakley Capital.
Dubin, Glen: Glenn Dubin is a billionaire hedge fund manager. There is a great article detailing Dubin and his wife’s relationship with Epstein here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/glenn-dubin-epstein-questions). Summary of the article: Dubin was the first one accused by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Rinaldo Rizzo, Dubin’s chef, testified that sexual activities occurred between Dubin and a 15-year-old girl, which led to him and his wife quitting as personal chefs of the Dubins. Dubin’s wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, dated Epstein for a long time before she married Dubin. The couple was so close with Epstein that even after Epstein was convicted in 2008 and officially a registered sex offender, they invited him to Thanksgiving dinner and wrote a letter to his probation officer that they trusted him around their children, who were all minors at the time. Multiple sources say Epstein was actually their children’s Godfather, but a spokesman for the couple denies it. Glen Dubin and Epstein helped each other with their business ties, as well. Dubin also had other ties with Epstein (personal friends with Les Wexner and others). Dubin and his wife are definitely major players in the Epstein saga.
Dubin, Louis & Tiffany: Louis Dubin is a real estate developer specializing in upper-middle class condominiums. Has sold luxury condominiums to the likes of Charles Bronfman, who has ties to the Clintons, Wexner, and whose family were in the NXIUM cult. Tiffany Dubin is the stepdaughter of the now deceased billionaire, A. Alfred Taubman, the owner of Sotheby’s, a famous auction house in NYC that often hosts parties for the rich and famous.
Dubin, Peter: Epstein is/was a moron. This is the same Peter Dubens listed just above.
Duchess of York: Former wife of Prince Andrew. Mother of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. God knows the stories she could tell. Rumor has it her toes still look like prunes to this day.
Ducrey-Giordano, Francisco: Likely the owner of General Vegetables out of Italy. No further info found.
Duesing, Paul: An interior architectural designer who has worked on luxury and personal resorts all around the world. Duesing claims Epstein tried to hire him to work on Epstein’s home on Epstein’s private island back in 2002, but Duesing declined because he didn’t like Epstein. Says he doesn’t even know how Epstein got his number in the first place. Perhaps it was Duesing’s ties with the royal family. He tells stories of getting the Queen Mother drunk, being close with Lord and Lady Lloyd, working on the home of Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, Princess Diana’s boyfriend who died in the car crash with her.
Duke of York: Prince Andrew, the toe-sucking pedophile (allegedly), himself. Photographed with victims, Epstein, and Maxwell many times over. His reputation has been completely crushed.
Dunbar Johnson Miranda & Steph: Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the president, International of the New York Times Company. He oversees the strategic development of the Times Company’s international businesses. He also spent 12 years working at The Financial Times. Miranda Dunbar-Johnson is Stephen’s wife. She serves on The Paris Committee, which “plays a crucial role in increasing Human Rights Watch’s visibility in France.” David de Rothschild is on the honorary committee.
Dunne, Griffin: An actor, producer, and director best known for his role as Jack in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
Dunne, Philip & Dominice: Philip Dunne is a Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament since 2005. Domenica is his wife.
Duong, Anh: An artist, actress, and model best known for her self-portraits and her portraits of art collectors and influencers. As a model, Duong has worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfield, Moschino, Yohji Yamamoto, and others.
Durso Luigi: Luigi d’Urso was a noble and Italian railroad executive who died in 2006. His grandfather was the 9th Duke di Cassano. His mother was the great-granddaughter of George Clymer, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and signee of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. d’Urso was also married to French designer and model Ines de la Fressange.
Duthie, John & Charlotte: John is primarily a television director based out of London. Duthie also won some poker tournaments against some of the world’s best players in the early 2000s. His wife, Charlotte played a big role in Sir James Goldsmith’s political career as a member of the Referendum Party back in 1997. Goldsmith received 3.5% of the vote in Putney, a constituency located in London.
Dzhabrailou, Umar: Umar Dzhabrailov is a Russian politician and advisor to Sergei Prikhodko, the current First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Dmitry Medvedev’s Cabinet. Dzhabrailov was rumored to be romantically linked to Naomi Campbell, supermodel and one of the main suspects in Epstein’s underage sex scandal, in the early 2000s. Dzhabrailov, a supremely wealthy businessman, ran for president in 2000, garnering 0.1% of the vote as an Independent. Dzhabrailov was a partner in Russia’s Radisson Hotel along with American entrepreneur Paul Tatum. After their falling out in 1996, Tatum was shot and killed. Some think Dzhabrailov was responsible while others think he was set up.
Ecclestone, Bernie: A billionaire British business magnate and former chief executive of Formula One Group. Ecclestone has faced some minimal controversies for tax evasion, bribery, and saying that Hitler was a man who was “able to get things done.” Disgustingly enough, Ecclestone, at the age of 89, became a father to his first son, Ace, on July 1, 2020.
Eckon, Paul: Paul Ekon is an international investor and venture capitalist who allegedly fled South Africa in the mid-90s because he was being investigated for links to a gold-smuggling syndicate. Has strong ties to South Africa, including being a personal friend of former president, Thabo Mbeki.
Edsel, Lucinda: No info found.
Edwards, Andrew & Tracy: Unsure. There was an Andrew Edwards and Tracy Edwards on linkedin who have a background in finance, but it is not conclusive whether or not they are the ones listed here or if they are even married. There is also a Tracy Edwards who is a former British sailor who used to work as a Project Manager for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and now teaches children of Internet safety and online reputation. This would be a far more interesting connection, but I cannot find anyone by the name of Andrew with a relevant relationship to her.
Ellan, Johnathan: No info found. Given his email, likely an employee of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm that is widely known for their luxury hotels. Starwood also specializes in real estate and energy.
Elias, Brian: A Miami Beach attorney.
Eliasch, Johan & Amanda: Johan is a Swedish billionaire businessman whose company, Gethal, was fined for alleged deforestation of the Amazon in 2008. The charges were dropped. Amanda is his ex-wife.
Elingworth, Charlie & Amanda: Charles Ellingworth is an author, businessman, and director of several real estate companies, most notably Cadogan Group, which owns most of the property in Chelsea, an affluent area in Central London.
Elizabeth: Not enough info.
Ellenbogen, Eric: An entertainment exec of Classic Media (a subsidiary of Dreamworks) and former CEO of Marvel Enterprises.
Ellingworth, Mr. & Mrs.: Charlie and Amanda listed just above.
Elliot, Ben: Current Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in the UK and nephew of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s current wife). Elliot is also co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism. Epstein has several ties to this group. Elliot’s spokesman has said that Elliot never met Epstein. However, Elliot has been a dinner guest of Ghislaine Maxwell in New York.
Elliott, Gail & Joe Coffey: Gail Elliott is an English fashion designer and former model. Joe Coffey is her husband and co-owner of their fashion brand, Little Joe Woman.
Ellison, Mandy & Ralph: Ralph Ellison is a pharmaceutical executive and investor. He was CEO of DOR BioPharma Inc., now known as Soligenix Inc. a company focused on treating rare diseases. Soligenix came under scrutiny two years ago when they were accused of ripping off stockholders.
Elwes, Anabel: Not much information to be found on Annabel Elwes, although it is clear that she runs in elite circles. Back in 1997, Elwes organized the Hong Kong handover party in order to aid the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Guests included Anthony de Rothschild (eldest son of Evelyn de Rothschild); James Hewitt (former cavalry officer who revealed that he had an affair with Princess Diana while she was with Prince Charles. Possibly the biological father of Prince Harry, if rumors are to be believed); actress Isla Fisher of Wedding Crashers fame; socialite Tamara Beckwith; and Bassam Debs (listed in the Panama Papers).
Epstein, Ed: An investigative journalist and friend of Epstein. Denies any knowledge of Epstein’s penchant for underage girls.
Erba Noona: Noona Smith-Petersen is a public relations executive who has worked for Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Tod’s. She now owns her own PR firm. Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Espirito, Santo, Manuel and Ros: Manuel Espirito Santo is likely an heiemployee of the Portuguese banking cartel, Espirito Santo, which received a major bailout in 2014.
Estlin, Jean-Marc: Jean-Marc Etlin is a banker and current partner in CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity and investment advisory firms.
Estrada, Juffali, Christina: Christina Estrada is a former Pirelli Calendar model and ex-wife (2001-2014) of Saudi billionaire heir and businessman, Walid Juffali. She received a £75 million settlement after their divorce.
Evans, Chris: Not the Captain America Chris Evans, but the UK television host and radio DJ. Evans has been rumored to often “flash” people at work (source: https://www.insider.com/police-build-case-on-chris-evans-sexual-assault-claim-2016-7). The BBC has also refused to investigate claims from an ex-Top Gear presenter that Evans “grabbed her breasts and touched himself.” When Evans was 35, he married 18-year-old pop star Billie Piper. They eventually separated and divorced years later.
Eveheart, Angie: Angie Everheart was one of the most well-known models of the 1990s. She has accused Harvey Weinstein of masturbating in front of her.
Faber, David: Due to the London area phone number listed, this is likely the former Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. His maternal grandfather, Harold Macmillan, was Prime Minister of the UK from 1957-1963. As of 2010, Faber was to become head of Summer Fields, his former prep school. Summer Fields, an exclusive all-boys prep school, has come under scrutiny in the past. Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s wife), has claimed that Summer Fields was “a hotbed of the sorts of things that are coming out now,” according to this article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812235/Tom-Parker-Bowles-former-headmaster-dismisses-food-writer-s-claims-old-primary-school-hotbed-impropriety-complete-rubbish.html) from the Daily Mail published in 2014. Parker Bowles went on to claim that one master would join naked boys in the shower.
Faber, Sally & Brook Johnson: Charles “Brook” Johnson is a millionaire UK businessman and polo player. His wife, Sally Faber was a weather girl in the 1980s and former wife of former David Faber (listed above). They live next door to Prince Charles in Highgrove.
Faibairn, Charlotte: Charlotte Fairbairn is an author who has worked in the arts, politics, and journalism. Most importantly, she is the eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (1933-1995), a Scottish politician and former legal adviser to Margaret Thatcher, who was posthumously accused of child molestation and sexual assault against an adult female. Sir Nicholas’s name was allegedly on a list of VIPs who attended parties at an underage boys brothel in the 1980s with Cyril Smith, another British government official and alleged serial sex offender. More info can be found on both here: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/sir-nicholas-fairbairn-child-abuse-scandal-link-1531718 and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Smith
Fairfax, The Hon Rupert: Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. Rupert is currently Managing Director of Fairfax Saddles, which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018. This is the highest business award in the UK.
Fairweather, Natasha: A well-known literary agent who was the literary editor of The Moscow Times and writereviewer for the London Times and The Economist.
Fairweather, Ms. Catherine: Former travel editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Porter. Married to photojournalist Don McCullin. McCullin co-wrote The Palestinians with Jonathan Dimbleby, another Epstein associate listed above.
Fairweather, Ambassador & Lady: Sir Patrick Fairweather is a retired British diplomat. He worked as Ambassador to Angola (1985-1987), Italy (1992-1996), and Albania (1992-1996). Lady Maria Fairweather was a linguist and professional interpreter who once helped out Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin when the official interpreter disappeared at a crucial moment just before the commencement of the G7 Summit.
Fakhre, Armado & Jasmine: Amado Fakhre is the British-Argentinian Founder and former CEO of Coral Capital, a Havana-based investment group best known for its joint venture partner in Havana’s upscale Saratoga Hotel. Fakhre was arrested for corruption and Coral Capital was forced to shut its doors in Havana. Fakhre was interrogated for 20 months in a Cuban safe house and eventually got sentenced to 5-7 years for bribery, but did not have to serve any time. No explanation has been given. Jasmine is his wife.
Fakhre, Danny & Christine: Danny Fakhre is the Chairman of Kochii Oil out of Australia. Christiane is his wife.
Fall, Meredith: No info found.
Fallah, Mrs: Likely Gina Fallah, mother of Christina Fallah. Gina’s father was Reza Fallah, an Iranian businessman and political advisor.
Fallah, Ms. Christina & Jon Robe: Christina Fallah is an interior designer and owner of Christina Fallah designs.
Falletans, Olivier de: Managing partner at Bryan, Olivier, & Co., a mid-market investment bank in Technology. Olivier comes from a family of nobility dating back to at least the 13th century.
Fanjul, Pepe: Jose “Pepe” Fanjul is a billionaire businessman involved in sugar and real estate. Vice Chairman and President of Flo-Sun. “Pepe” is a Republican. He was one of the largest contributors to George W. Bush’s campaign, is an ardent supporter of Marco Rubio, and co-hosted a large fundraiser for Donald Trump. His older brother, Alfonso Fanjul Jr., is a Democrat and was a co-chair of Bill Clinton’s Florida campaign, further proving that POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP IS A CROCK OF SHIT.
Faulkner, Terence & Cornelia: Terence Faulkner is Chairman of Leathams PLC, a London-based food distributor. Cornelia is Terence’s wife. She is Director of Leathams and a specialist decorator.
Feeley, Fiona: An interior designer at Atelier Designs.
Fekkai, Frederic: A French celebrity hairstylist.
Feldman, Andrew: Orthopaedic surgeon in New York City.
Felix, Helena: Not much to be found on Helena. She was possibly the director of an investment firm called Edenhaven Limited. Her husband, Peter, was an oral surgeon. He passed away in 2011.
Fell, David & Anne: Nothing much found here. After a lot of digging, it turns out that David Fell lives in an apartment at 1177 Avenue of the Americas, a real estate holding of Larry Silverstein, owner of the World Trade Center who (allegedly) took out insurance on the WTC just before 9/11.
Ferragamo, Leonardo & Beatrice: Leonardo is the son of Salvatore Ferragamo, the creator of Salvatore Ferragamo, S.p.A., an Italian luxury goods company specializing in shoes, leather goods, and watches.
Ferranti, Hugo: Hugo de Ferranti is an art dealer. He is also a Director for Action on Addiction, a UK-based charity for people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. Kate Middleton has served as patron of Action on Addiction since 2012.
Ferry, Brian: Bryan Ferry is a singesongwriter and the owner of Studio One recording studio in London. In the 1970s, he was the frontman for the British rock band, Roxy Music.
Fiennes, Martin: The heir apparent to the Baron Saye and Sele, a title of peerage in England. Lives in Broughton Castle. Cousin of actor Ralph Fiennes.
Fiennes, Martin: Same person.
Fiennes, Ralph: Famous actor. Cousin of Martin Fiennes. The fact that Epstein knows so many people in this family is troubling.
Fiennes, Suzzana: A British artist who works exclusively with Prince Charles. Susannah is the twin sister of Martin Fiennes and cousin of actor Ralph.
Fifer, Chuck: Not positive, but could be actor Chuck Pfeiffer, who is a close friend of Oliver Stone and was in Wall Street with Michael Douglas. However, it could be someone else. Pfeiffer didn’t have much of an acting career.
Figg, Christopher & Charlotte: Christopher Figg is a movie producer and CEO of Piccadilly Pictures. Figg is best known for producing the first 3 Hellraiser movies, Trainspotting, Dog Soldiers, Heidi, Coriolanus (directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes), We Need to Talk About Kevin, and many others. Charlotte is his wife.
Finch Charles: A failed director who became a talent agent for William Morris. Oversees a private equity finance unit called Finch Asia and is Chairman of Dean & Deluca (66 stores nationwide). Most notably, Charles Finch is known to host extravagant, A-list laden parties at Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival, pre-Oscar parties, and pre-BAFTA parties. There is an in-depth article from the Hollywood Reporter about Finch and his Cannes parties here (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meet-charles-finch-ultimate-cannes-party-host-you-need-know-1001847). Regulaoccasional guests of his Cannes parties included: Harvey Weinstein, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner (accused of sexual abuse by 6 women, including actress Olivia Munn and actress/model Natasha Henstridge), Mick Jagger, and Netflix bigwig Ted Sarandos. Finch’s pre-Oscar and pre-BAFTA parties have attracted the likes of Jeff Bezos, Robert De Niro, Sofia Coppola, Pedro Almodovar, Margot Robbie, Rashida Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones, music mogul who has been accused of nefarious sexual endeavors), Tracee Ellis Ross, and others Finch is the son of famous actor Peter Finch (A-list actor from the 1960s-1970s, best known for his role in the movie Network, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor) and Yolande Turner (actress). A deeper look into Finch’s parties and connections would definitely prove interesting.
Finklestein, Howard: Finkelstein is a public defender in Broward County, Florida. In Florida (and some other states), public defenders are elected, not appointed.
Firyal Princess: Jerusalem-born Jordanian princess who was once married to Prince Muhammad bin Talal. Firyal was named an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1992. Princess Firyal launched the International Hope Foundation in 1994 for the benefit of homeless and street children. Firyal holds positions with several museums (The Louvre, The Tate, MOMA, and Guggenheim), as well as positions with Columbia University, New York Public Library, United Nation Association, and International Rescue Committee.
Fisher, Dan: Given the address listed (Trump Tower), it is possible that this is a former lobbyist (https://www.citizen.org/news/36-former-lobbyists-working-trump-clear-conflicts-interest/) and current Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Visitors Office, however I am unable to confirm this information with 100% certainty.
Flick Mook: Likely Friedrich Christian Flick, known as Mick Flick. The Flick family was a billionaire coal and steel conglomerate that was accused of war crimes during the Holocaust. Flick’s grandfather financially supported the Nazi Party and used 48,000 forced laborers from the concentration camps, many of whom died due to the conditions. Grandfather Flick was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg and served 3 years of his 7-year sentence. Mick (Mook) sold most of his holdings in the ‘80s and retired a billionaire.
Foman, Bobby & Jeanette: Robert Q. Fomon currently works as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. He specializes in wealth management. He used to be an Assistant Director at Bear Stearns (owned by Chase), one of the investment banks that went under as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. His father is. Robert M. Fomon, Jeanette is his wife. D-F continued below....
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2020.06.11 08:05 ArchVileSoup List of American traitors

A number of individuals, companies, outlets, and media institutions have stepped forward to announce that they support the groups enabling riots, violence, vandalism, theft, assault, and murder taking place at the hands of vandals and thugs across the United States of America. Anyone looking to find out which companies, brands, and content creators have betrayed the trust of the American people by aligning with groups that support the deconstruction of Western values, this list will enlighten you as to who the traitors are so you can stay informed.
[Note:] Some of the people/brands/companies on this list are not headquartered in America. However, they still cater to and influence the American (consumer) audience, and in light of their influence to help sway the views of American citizens, they have been added to the list.
Corporations/Brands by alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Celebrities/E-celebs by alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Corporations/Brands
100 Thieves (E-sports organization) – Traitor
20th Century Studios – Traitor
2K Games – Traitor
343 Industries (Halo developer) – Traitor
500 Women Scientists – Traitor
A&E Network – Traitor
ABC Network – Traitor
Abelton (Audio company) – Probation
Academy Awards – Traitor (Obviously)
Acer America – Traitor
ActBlue – Traitor
ACLU – Traitor
Activision Blizzard (Winnie The Flu’s minion) – Traitor
Adidas – Traitor
Adobe – Traitor
Adult Swim – Traitor
AIGA Design – Traitor
AirBnB – Traitor
AltPress (Music News) – Traitor
Amazon – Double Traitor
AMD – Traitor
American Airlines – Traitor
American Express – Traitor
American Institutes For Research – Probation
Americans For The Arts – Traitor
Amplitude Studios – Traitor
Anastasia Beverly Hills (Cosmetic company) – Traitor
Ancestry (Genealogy database) – Traitor
Anime Expo (Convention) – Traitor
Aniplex (Anime production) – Traitor
Annapurna Interactive (Indie publisher) – Traitor
ANR (Americans For Nonsmokers’ Rights) – Traitor
AOL (From the 1990s) – Traitor
Apollo Theater – Traitor
Apple – Traitor
Arab American Institute – Traitor
Arc System Works (Developer) – Traitor
Armani – Probation
Asobo Studio (A Plague Tale developers) – Traitor
ASTRO Gaming – Traitor
AT&T (Held iPhones hostage for five years) – Traitor
Atari (Impostors) – Traitor
Atlanta Records (Record company) – Traitor
Audible (Audio book company) – Traitor
Autodesk (Development software) – Traitor
Avalanche Studios – Traitor
Avid – Traitor
AVN Media Network – Traitor
AXE Body Spray (Keeping women at bay) – Traitor
BabyNames.com – Traitor
Bad Robot Entertainment – Traitor
Balenciaga – Traitor
Bandai Namco Entertainment – Traitor
Bandcamp – Traitor
Bang Zoom! Entertainment – Traitor
Bank of America (Allowed to steal $45 billion from the U.S. Treasury) – Traitor
Barnes & Noble – Traitor
Bayer (Science organization) – Probation
Beamdog (Developer) – Traitor
Behaviour Interactive (Dead By Daylight developer) – Traitor
Believe Global (Music promoter) – Traitor
Ben and Jerry’s (Ice cream) – Traitor
Benefit Cosmetics – Traitor
Be Quiet! (PC parts supplier) – Traitor
Bergdorf Goodman – Traitor
Best Buy – Traitor
Bethesda (Doesn’t pay modders for fixing their games) – Double Traitor
BioWare (A company with a tired face) – Traitor
Blabber Mouth (Rock music news site) – Traitor
Black Metal & Brews (Music review site) – Traitor
Blackstar Amps (Guitar amp supplier) – Probation
Bleacher Report – Traitor
Blueberry (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Bluehost – Probation
BMW USA – Traitor
Booking.com – Traitor
Books Are My Bag (Book curator) – Traitor
Boomerang (Cartoon streaming) – Traitor
Boost Mobile – Traitor
Bossa Studios (Surgeon Simulator developer) – Traitor
Bratz (Toys for thots-in-training) – Traitor
Brazzers – Traitor
Brookefield Zoo – Probation
Budweiser – Traitor
Bungie (Destiny developer) – Traitor
Burberry – Traitor
Burger King – Traitor
Callaway Golf – Probation
Call of Duty (War propaganda) – Traitor
Campbell’s Soup – Traitor
Capcom USA (Game publisher) – Traitor
Capital Records – Traitor
Cartoon Network – Traitor
Cash App – Traitor
CBS – Traitor
CD Baby (Music distributor) – Traitor
Center For American Progress (Think tank) – Traitor
Certain Affinity – Traitor
Change.org – Probation
Chaosium – Probation
Cheap Ass Gamer (Game sales) – Traitor
Chevron – Traitor
Chick-fil-A (Christian food) – Traitor
Chip Theory Games (Board game maker) – Traitor
Chucklefish (Game maker) – Traitor
Chili’s Bar & Grill – Traitor
Cinemablend – Traitor
Cisco (Tech company) – Traitor
Citibank – Traitor
Cloak (Clothing brand) – Traitor
Cloudflare – Traitor
Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen developers) – Traitor
CNET – Traitor
Coloured Raine Cosmetics (Cosmetic company) – Traitor
Coca-Cola – Traitor
Color of Change – Traitor
Columbus City Council – Traitor
Comedy Central – Traitor
Conde Nast (Parent company for a Communist hive) – Traitor
Continuous Delivery Foundation – Traitor
Corsair (Component maker) – Traitor
Cosplay Realm Magazine – Traitor
Covergirl – Traitor
Crackle TV – Probation
Creative Assembly – Traitor
Creative Commons (Non-profit licensing solution) – Traitor
Creative Review – Traitor
Criterion Collection – Traitor
Crucial Memory (Tech company) – Traitor
Crunchyroll (Producers of High Guardian Spice) – Traitor
CryEngine (Software development tool from Crytek) – Traitor
Curve Digital (Game publisher) – Traitor
CW Network – Traitor
Cyberpunk 2077 (Video game) – Traitor
D’Addario (Guitar strings) – Traitor
DC Comics – Traitor
Death Wish Coffee – Probation
Deep Silver (Game publisher) – Traitor
Def Jam Recordings – Traitor
Dell (Cheap PC maker) – Traitor
Derpibooru (Imageboard) – Traitor
Design Milk (Home decor) – Traitor
DeviantArt (Furry breeding ground) – Traitor
Devolver Digital (Game publisher that insincerely tries to be edgy) – Traitor
Dickies – Traitor
Discord (Another furry breeding ground) – Traitor
Digital Extremes (Warframe developer) – Double Traitor
DigiXArt (Game developer) – Traitor
Dimension Ink Games (Developer) – Traitor
Dior (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Discovery (TV network) – Traitor
Disney (Ruining childhoods) – Double Traitor
DistroKid – Traitor
Dollar General – Traitor
Dollar Tree – Traitor
Dolby – Traitor
Dolce & Gabbana – Traitor
Door Dash (Delivery company) – Traitor
Doritos (Gamer fuel) – Traitor
Double Fine Productions (Failed at sock-puppet math) – Double Traitor
Dreamworks (Discount Pixar) – Traitor
Dribble (Creative community) – Traitor
Dr. Martens Footwear – Traitor
Dropbox – Filthy Triple Traitor
Drug Policy Alliance – Traitor
Drum Workshop – Virtue-Signaling Traitor
DualShockers (Gaming news outlet) – Traitor
Dungeons & Dragons (The original Christian nightmare) – Traitor
EA Sports – Traitor
eBay – Traitor
Eddie Bauer – Traitor
EFF – Traitor
Eidos Montreal (Deux Ex developer) – Traitor
Electronic Arts (Gambling enthusiasts) – Double Traitor
Elektra Music Group (Music distributors) – Traitor
Eleven Arts – Traitor
Elevation Church – Probation
Elgato Gaming (Streaming solutions) – Traitor
E-Line Media (Game publisher) – Traitor
EMILY’s List (Pro-choice PAC) – Traitor
Entertainment Software Association (Guardians of loot boxes) – Traitor
Epic Games Store (CCP training tool) – Traitor
Epiphone (Guitar maker) – Probation
Ernie Ball (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Etsy – Traitor
Eurogamer – Traitor
EVO (Core values) – Traitor
Extra Credits – Traitor
F1 (Racing organization) – Traitor
Family Dollar – Traitor
Fanatical (Software distributor) – Traitor
Fandango (Ticket sales) – Traitor
Fandom (Fan-ran wiki) – Traitor
Fender (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Field Museum – Traitor
Fight For The Future – Traitor
Fine Brothers (Content creation brand) – Traitor
Finji (Night In The Woods developer) – Double Traitor
Firework TV – Traitor
Focusrite (Audio interface production) – Traitor
Forever 21 (Fashion outlet) – Traitor
Fox TV – Traitor
Freeform TV – Traitor
Fruit By The Foot (Tag-team partner with Gushers) – Traitor
Fujitsu America – Probation
Funimation – Traitor
Funko (Toy maker) – Traitor
Fur Affinity (You don’t want to know) – Traitor
Game Informer (GameStop’s b*tch) – Traitor
Game Revolution (Gaming news site) – Traitor
GamesIndustry.biz – Traitor
Gamespot – Traitor
GameStop (Essential during COVID-19) – Traitor
Games Workshop (Warhammer licensor) – Traitor
GameZone – Traitor
Garfield Eats – Traitor
GaymerX (Gay gamers) – Traitor
Gearbox Software (Borderlands creators and destroyers) – Traitor
General Assembly (Business educators) – Traitor
General Mills – Probation
General Motors – Traitor
Gematsu (Gaming news) – Traitor
Ghost Adventures (TV show) – Traitor
Gibson (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Github – Traitor
GKIDS Films – Traitor
GLAAD – Traitor
GNOME Foundation (Non-profit software distro) – Traitor
GoFundMe – Double Traitor
Goldman Sachs – Traitor
Google (Evil) – Double Traitor
Goose Island Beer – Traitor
Gorilla Glue (Glue company) – Traitor
Goto.Game (Gaming resource) – Traitor
Grand Central Pub (Book publisher) – Traitor
Grammarly – Traitor
Greenpeace – Traitor
Grindr – Traitor
Gucci – Traitor
Guerrilla Collective (Games festival) – Traitor
Guerilla Games (KillZone developers) – Traitor
Guitar Center – Traitor
Gumroad (E-commerce company) – Traitor
Gundam Planet (Official Gundam product retailer) – Traitor
Gushers (Tag-team partner with Fruit by the Foot) – Traitor
Häagen-Dazs (Obesity’s best friend) – Traitor
Hatchette Books (Book publisher) – Traitor
Half-Price Books (Bookstore chain) – Traitor
Hallmark – Probation
Harebrained Schemes (Game developer) – Traitor
Hardsuit Labs (Game developer) – Traitor
Harley-Davidson – Traitor
Harmonix – Traitor
Hasbro – Probation
HBO Max – Traitor
Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter developer) – Traitor
Hershey’s – Probation
Hinterland Games (Game developer) – Traitor
Hi-Rez Studios (Game developer) – Traitor
History Channel – Traitor
Hitachi U.S.A. – Probation
Hollywood Records – Traitor
Home Depot – Traitor
Honda – Traitor
Hootsuite (Social media news management) – Traitor
HostGator – Probation
House House (Untitled Goose Game developers) – Traitor
HP – Probation
Hulu – Traitor
Human Rights Campaign – Traitor
Humble Bundle – Traitor
HyperX (Peripheral maker) – Traitor
IAFFE (NGO) – Traitor
Ibanez Guitars – Traitor
IBM – Traitor
Idea Factory International (Game localizer) – Traitor
IGN (6/10) – Traitor
IGN Australia – Traitor
iHeartRadio (Music broadcaster) – Traitor
IKEA USA (LEGOS for adults) – Traitor
Indeed.com (Job search) – Traitor
Indiegogo (Crowdfunding service) – Traitor
IndyCar Series – Probation
Infinity Ward (Game developer) – Double Traitor
Insomniac Games – Traitor
Instagram – Traitor
Intel – Double Traitor
Island Records – Traitor
Itch.io (Indie gaming store) – Double Traitor
iZotope – Traitor
Jagex (Runescape developer) – Traitor
JAKKS Pacific (Toy maker) – Traitor
JCPenny – Traitor
Jet Blue (Travel agency) – Traitor
JFrog – Traitor
Jim Dunlop (Guitar picks) – Probation
Johnson & Johnson – Traitor
Kellogg Copmany – Traitor
Kerrang! Magazine (Rock magazine) – Traitor
KFC – Traitor
Kindle (E-reader) – Traitor
Kink.com – Traitor
Kitfox Games (Indie developers) – Traitor
Klei Entertainment (Don’t Starve developers) – Traitor
Kobo (E-reader) – Traitor
Kodansha Comics (Manga publisher) – Traitor
Kohl’s (If you can’t afford designer fashion) – Traitor
Kotaku (Blogging activists) – Traitor
Last.fm – Traitor
Lawyer’s Committee For Civil Rights – Traitor
LEGO – Traitor
Level 99 Games (Board game maker) – Traitor
Levi’s – Traitor
Lexus – Probation
Lifetime TV (Channel for lonely cat ladies) – Traitor
Limited Run Games – Traitor
LinkedIn – Traitor
Linux Foundation – Traitor
Little Orbit (Developer) – Traitor
Logitech – Traitor
L’Oréal Paris – Traitor
Louis Vuitton – Traitor
Lowe’s – Probation
LPGA – Probation
Luminosity Gaming (E-sports organization) – Traitor
Lush Cosmetics – Traitor
Lyrical Lemonade – Traitor
Lyft (Taxi service) – Traitor
Maybelline – Traitor
Macy’s (Martha Stewart’s personal playground) – Traitor
Magic: The Gathering (Trading card game) – Traitor
Make-A-Wish Foundation – Traitor
Manga Entertainment – Traitor
Mapex Drums – Probation
Marc Jacobs (Designer fashion) – Probation
Marijuana Policy Project – Traitor
Marvel Entertainment – Traitor
Martin Guitar – Traitor
Master Card – Traitor
Materia Collective (Music producers) – Traitor
Mattel (Toy company) – Traitor
McCormick * Company – Probation
McDonald’s – Traitor
MediaJustice – Traitor
Metal Blade Records – Probation
Metal Hammer Records – Traitor
MetalSucks (Leftist news site) – Traitor
Michael Kors (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Microsoft – Traitor
Minecraft – Traitor
MOD Pizza – Traitor
Moog Synthesizers – Traitor
Mondelēz Intl – Traitor
MoveOn Organization – Traitor
Mozilla – Traitor
MSI Gaming (Peripheral maker) – Traitor
MTV – Traitor
Mythical Entertainment – Traitor
Napalm Records – Traitor
NARAL (Abortion specialists) – Ironic Traitor
Native Instruments (Audio company) – Traitor
National Women’s Law Center – Traitor
NBC Entertainment – Traitor
NBC Universal – Traitor
NCSoft (MMO publisher) – Traitor
Neiman Marcus – Traitor
Nerdist – Traitor
Netflix (Left-wing propaganda) – Traitor
New Balance – Traitor
New Democrat Coalition – Traitor
Newgrounds (Edgelord’s first baby-step) – Traitor
NewRetroWave (Retro music promoter) – Probation
Nextdoor – Traitor
NFL – Traitor
Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go developer) – Traitor
Nickelodeon – Filthy Triple Traitor
NightDocs (YouTuber) – Traitor
Nike – Traitor
Nintendo of America (But NOT Japan) – Traitor
Nissan – Probation
NodeJS (Javascipt library) – Traitor
Noisy Pixel (Gaming news outlet) – Traitor
Nokia – Probation
No More Robots (Not Tonight developers) – Traitor
Nordstrom – Traitor
NORML Canada (Marijuana advocacy organization) – Traitor
Norvina (Cosmetic brand) – Traitor
Novation (Audio software) – Traitor
NYAV Post (Recording studio) – Traitor
NZXT (PC component supplier) – Traitor
Obsidian Entertainment (Game developer) – Traitor
Oddysey Golf – Probation
Offworld Industries (Squad developer) – Traitor
Olay – Traitor
Olympus – Traitor
Oprah Winfrey Network – Traitor
Orangeamps (Guitar amps) – Traitor
O’Reilly Media (Entrepreneurial advisors) – Traitor
OriginPC (PC maker) – Traitor
Otakon (East coast weeb convention) – Traitor
Outer Loop Games (Indie developers) – Traitor
Paiste Nation (Cymbal maker) – Traitor
Pandora Music – Traitor
Panera Bread – Traitor
Paradox Interactive (Publisher & developer) – Traitor
Paramount Network – Traitor
Paramount Pictures – Traitor
Parsons Xtreme Golf – Probation
Patreon (Hipster welfare) – Traitor
Paypal (Legal money laundering) – Traitor
PAX (Almost cancelled over Dickwolves) – Traitor
PC Master Race (Official PCMR org) – Traitor
PETA (Pokemon’s greatest nemesis) – Traitor
PC Gamer – Traitor
Pearl Drums (Drum maker) – Traitor
Peavey Electronics – Probation
Penguin Books USA – Traitor
Pepsico – Traitor
Pfizer Inc. – Traitor
PGA Tour – Traitor
Philips – Probation
Pinterest – Traitor
Pixar – Traitor
Planet Peebles (Arts and crafts) – Traitor
Planned Parenthood (All lives matter… except for fetusus) – Traitor
Playboy – Traitor
PlayStation – Double Traitor
PlayStation Japan – Traitor
PlayStation Lifestyle (PlayStation news site) – Traitor
Plugin Boutique – Traitor
Pokemon – Traitor
Poly – Traitor
Popeyes Chicken – Traitor
Pop-Tarts – Probation
Porsche – Probation
Pornhub (Subversion) – Traitor
Power Rangers – Probation
PPI (Progressive policy) – Traitor
PQube Games (Localization publisher) – Traitor
PreSonus (Audio software) – Traitor
Print Magazine – Traitor
Procter & Gamble (Mega corporation) – Traitor
Promark Drumsticks – Traitor
PRSGuitars (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Public Citizen (NGO) – Traitor
Puma – Traitor
Pusheen The Cat (E-tailer) – Traitor
Rare Ltd (Game developer) – Traitor
Raw Fury (Game publisher) – Traitor
Reason Studios (Music production) – Traitor
Rebellion (Game developer) – Traitor
Red Hat – Traitor
Redox (Healthcare resource) – Traitor
Republic Services – Traitor
Reddit (Communism) – Traitor
Reebok – Traitor
Remo Inc. (Drumhead maker) – Traitor
Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall developer) – Traitor
Revelation Records – Probation
Revlon – Traitor
Riot Games (League of Legends developer) – Traitor
Rising Star Games (Game publisher) – Traitor
Roadrunner Records – Traitor
Rockstar Games (Game developer) – Traitor
Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Traitor
Rock Sound Magazine – Traitor
Rock The Vote – Traitor
Rogue Fitness – Traitor
Rolling Loud (Music festival) – Traitor
Rooster Teeth (Production company) – Traitor
RPG Site (Gaming news) – Traitor
RuPaul’s Drag Race (NSFL) – Traitor
Rust (Programming language) – Traitor
Saint Laurent – Probation
Sample Magic (Royalty free audio samples) – Traitor
San Diego Comic-Con – Probation
San Japan Convention – Traitor
Santa Monica Studio (Gave Krato’s his wife’s son) – Traitor
Screen Junkies (Multimedia outlet) – Traitor
SCUF Gaming (Peripheral maker) – Traitor
Sega – Traitor
Sekai Project (H-Game publisher) – Traitor
Sennheiser – Traitor
Sephora – Traitor
Sesame Street – Double Traitor
Seymour Duncan (Guitar pickups and pedals) – Traitor
Shady Records – Traitor
Shonen Jump – Traitor
Showtime – Traitor
Shudder (Horror streaming network) – Double Traitor
Siliconera (Gaming news) – Traitor
SiriusXM – Traitor
SKA Studios (Salt & Sanctuary developer) – Traitor
Sketchfab – Traitor
SK Gaming – Traitor
Skillet Music – Traitor
Skill Share (Learning specialists) – Traitor
Smart – Probation
Smartsheet (Tech solutions) – Traitor
Snapchat – Traitor
Sony – Disgusting Traitor
Sony Music – Double Traitor
Sony Pictures – Traitor
Soulstone Cymbals – Traitor
Soundcloud – Traitor
Southern Poverty Law Center – Traitor
Southwest Airlines – Traitor
Spitfire Audio – Traitor
Spotify – Traitor
Spriters Resource – Traitor
Square (Card reader company) – Traitor
Square Enix (Game publisher) – Traitor
Starbucks (Hipster hangout) – Traitor
Star Trek (Waning quality) – Traitor
Star Wars (Feminist propaganda) – Double Traitor
STARZ – Traitor
State Farm – Traitor
Steam – Probation
Steel Series (Product maker) – Traitor
Strymon (Boutique electronics) – Traitor
Subset Games (FTL developers) – Double Traitor
Subway – Probation
Super Rare Games – Traitor
SUSE (Open source platform) – Traitor
Sweetwater (Audio gear) – Traitor
Swing Left – Traitor
SXSW – Traitor
SYFY (Cheap) – Traitor
Sysco Corporation – Traitor
Taco Bell (A toilet’s best friend) – Traitor
TAMA Drums – Traitor
Target – Traitor
TASER (Consumer self-defense) – Traitor
TBS Network – Traitor
TCG Player (Trading card company) – Traitor
Team17 (Game publisher) – Traitor
Team Meat (Meat Boy developers) – Double Traitor
TechRadar (Tech site) – Traitor
TechRaptor (Gaming news) – Traitor
TeePublic – Traitor
Telemundo (TV network) – Traitor
Tesco – Probation
Thatgamecompany (Journey developer) – Traitor
The Black Caucus – Traitor
The Body Shop – Traitor
The British Library – Traitor
The Coalition (Gears of War developer) – Traitor
The Orchard (Music distributor) – Traitor
The Pokemon Company (Game maker) – Traitor
The Socialist Party – Traitor
The Tor Project – Traitor
Threadless – Traitor
Thunderful Publishing (Game publisher) – Traitor
TikTok – Traitor
Threadless – Traitor
Ticketmaster – Traitor
Tinder (Keeping abortion clinics busy since 2012) – Traitor
T-Mobile – Traitor
Toei Animation – Traitor
Tokyo Otaku Mode – Traitor
TOMS – Traitor
Tom’s Hardware (Tech site) – Traitor
Toonami – Nonstop Virtue–Signaling Quintuple Traitors
Toontown – Traitor
Tooth & Nail Records (Record label) – Traitor
Toyota USA – Traitor
TronicsFix (Electronics repair) – Traitor
TT Games (Game developer) – Traitor
Tumblr (Cursed progenitor of Social Justice Warriors) – Traitor
TuneCore (Music distributor) – Traitor
Turn 10 Studios (Forza developer) – Traitor
Turnitin (Tech-learning solutions) – Traitor
TV Land – Traitor
Twitch.tv – Traitor
Twitter – Traitor
Uber (Spying taxi service) – Traitor
Uber Eats (Food delivery) – Traitor
Überliss – Traitor
Ubisoft (Cloning specialist) – Traitor
Udemy (Learning facilitators) – Traitor
Ulta Beauty – Traitor
Ultra Music – Traitor
Under Armour – Traitor
United Airlines – Traitor
Unilever (Business news) – Traitor
Universal Music Group – Traitor
University Of Berkeley – Traitor
Urban Decay – Traitor
U.S. Steel – Probation
UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) – Traitor
Vanguard Group – Traitor
Vans (If skateboard culture were shoes) – Traitor
Vater Percussion – Traitor
Verizon Media – Traitor
Versace (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Vevo – Traitor
VH1 – Traitor
Viacom/CBS – Traitor
Vic Firth (Drumstick supplier) – Traitor
ViewSonic – Probation
Virgil Abloh – Traitor
Vigor (Developed by Bohemia Interactive) – Traitor
Virgin Records – Traitor
Virtual Wrestling United – Traitor
Visa – Traitor
Vizio – Traitor
Viz Media – Traitor
Volition Software – Traitor
Volkswagen – Traitor
VRV – Traitor
Wacom (Software productivity) – Traitor
Walmart – Traitor
Warhammer – Traitor
Warner Bros. Entertainment – Traitor
Warner Media – Traitor
Warner Music Group – Probation
Warner Records – Traitor
Webtoon – Traitor
Wells Fargor – Traitor
Wendy’s (Pimped their mascot as a waifu) – Traitor
Wildbrain (Children’s programming) – Traitor
Wix – Traitor
WordPress – Traitor
Worldstar Hip Hop – Traitor
Wraith Games (Developers) – Traitor
WWE – Traitor
Xander (Advertising agency) – Traitor
XBIZ (Second-rate faps) – Traitor
Xbox – Traitor
Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight developers) – Traitor
Yahoo! – Traitor
Yamaha Music – Probation
Yelp – Traitor
Yen Press (Comic book publisher) – Traitor
YouTube – Traitor
YMCA – Traitor
Yorkshire Tea – Traitor
Ysbryd Games (Boutique publisher) – Traitor
Zbrush – Traitor
Zildjian Company (Drum kit maker) – Traitor
Zoom (Video communications) – Traitor
Zynga (Incubators for microtransactions) – Probation
Celebrities/E-Celebs
2Z (K-pop group) – Traitor
5 Seconds of Summer (Musician) – Traitor
Aaron Mahnke (Podcaster) – Traitor
Adam Conover (Got owned by Joe Rogan… live) – Double Traitor
A Day To Remember (Musician) – Probation
Addison Riecke (Actress) – Traitor
Aidan Gallagher (Actor) – Traitor
Alpharad (YouTuber) – Traitor
Alexa (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Alex Gaskarth (Singer) – Traitor
Alexis Tipton (Voice actress) – Traitor
Allegra Clark (Voice actress) – Traitor
Alyssa Milano (#MeToo hypocrite) – Traitor
Amanda Lee (Voice actress) Double Traitor
Amber Liu (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Amy Marie (Game Theory editor) – Traitor
Andrew Yang (Politician) – Traitor
Andy Biersack (Singer) – Traitor
Andy Milonakis (Trying to breathe) – Traitor
Angelskimi (Streamer) – Double Traitor
Anita Sarkeesian (Destroyed the entire gaming industry) – Traitor
Anna Akana (Actress) – Traitor
Anne Munition (Streamer) – Traitor
Anonymous (hacking group) – Traitor
AntDude (YouTuber) – Traitor
Anthony Padilla (Smosh co-founder) – Traitor
Anthrax (Musician) – Probation
Aquana (Streamer) – Traitor
Ariana Grande (Wore a micro-skirt to a funeral) – Traitor
AriaSaki (Streamer) – Double Traitor
Arlo Stuff (YouTUber) – Traitor
Ashton Kutcher (Cougar hunter) – Traitor
Atreyu (Musician) – Traitor
AttackingTucans (Content creator) – Traitor
Avatar Metal (Musician) – Probation
Axel Braun – Traitor
Ben Eller (Guitarist) – Traitor
Beni (Singer) – Traitor
Ben Saint (Comic book artist) – Traitor
Ben Schwartz (Actor) – Traitor
Ben Stiller (Could never make a Tropic Thunder 2) – Traitor
Binging With Babish (YouTuber) – Traitor
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” – Traitor
Billie Eillish (Singer) – Traitor
Black Nerd – Traitor
Black Sabbath (Rock legends) – Traitor
Blake Lively (Actress) – Traitor
Bon Jovi (Was once Wanted Dead or Alive) – Probation
Brendon Urie (Panics at the disco) – Traitor
Brie Larson (Lacks a butt) – Traitor
Britney Spears (Singer) – Traitor
Bruno Mars (Singer) – Traitor
BTS (Femboys cosplaying as male singers) – Traitor
Bunni (I don’t know who the hell this is) – Traitor
Butch Hartman (Fairly Oddparents creator) – Probation
CalebCity (YouTuber) – Traitor
Chadtronic (YouTuber) – Traitor
Charli D’Amelio (Tiktok thot) – Traitor
Chevy Chase (Comedic icon) – Probation
Chiitan (Aspiring troublemaker) – Traitor
Chris Evans (Captain America) – Traitor
Chrisiousity (YouTuber) – Traitor
Chris Ray Gun (YouTuber) – Insincere Traitor
Chris Sabat (Tested if couch’s could cast) – Traitor
Chrissy Teigen (???) – Traitor
Chris Stuckmann (YouTuber) – Traitor
Christina Aguilera (Singer) – Traitor
Chuck Wendig (Impotent rage) – Traitor
Chuggaaconroy (YouTuber) – Traitor
Civvie11 (YouTuber) – Traitor
Cliffy ‘B’ Bleszinski (Used to make games for real men) – Traitor
Coach Gregg Popovich – Traitor
Comment Etiquette (YouTuber) – Traitor
Conan O’Brien (Way past his prime) – Traitor
Cory Barlog (Director of God of War) – Traitor
Cory Davis (Director of Spec Ops: The Line) – Traitor
Council of Geeks (YouTuber) – Traitor
Courtney Miller (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Cranbersher (Animation streamer) – Traitor
Crank Gameplays (YouTuber) – Traitor
Cr1TiKaL (Former world’s best slap-fight commentator) – Traitor
Cristina Vee (Singer & beloved voice actress) – Traitor
Critical Role (Roleplaying snowflakes) – Traitor
Crush (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Crystal Kay (Singer) – Traitor
Damien Haas (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Daniel “ZhugeEX” Ahmad (Industry analyst) – Guileful Traitor
Daniel D. Fox (Zweihander RPG creative director) – Traitor
Daniel Ibbertson (From Slopes Game Room) – Traitor
David Baszucki (Roblox CEO) – Traitor
Dave Bautista (Former superstar) – Traitor
Dave Davidson (Musician) – Traitor
David Guetta (Musician) – Traitor
David Hayter (Voice of a legendary soldier) – Traitor
David Szymanski (Dusk developer) – Probation
Delilah S. Dawson (Feminist Star Wars author) – Traitor
Demi Lovato (Dat ass) – Traitor
Disguised Toast (Streamer) – Traitor
Docm77 (Streamer) – Traitor
D0mics (YouTuber) – Traitor
Don Cheadle (Actor who starred in Traitor) – Traitor
Donna Brazile (Burned Bernie in 2016) – Traitor
Dove Cameron (Singer) – Traitor
Dr. Disrespect (Former role model) – Traitor
DreamcastGuy (YouTuber) _ Traitor
Dr. Lupo (YouTuber) – Traitor
Dude Perfect (Former purveyors of masculinity) – Traitor
Easy Allies (Streamers) – Traitor
Ed Boon (Former rebel) – Traitor
Ed Sheeran (Singer) – Traitor
Ellen DeGeneres (Dances better than she tells jokes) – Traitor
Ellie Goulding (Singer) – Traitor
Eminem (Inverted Oreo) – Traitor
Eric Nam (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Erin Fitzgerald (voice actress) – Traitor
Ethos (Samurai Zero creative director) – Traitor
Eva Marie (Couldn’t hang with Fandango) – Traitor
Exhumed (Musician) – Traitor
Fall Out Boy (Musician) – Traitor
FalseProof (YouTuber) – Traitor
FaZe Clan (E-sports competitors) – Traitor
Felicia Day (Fake gamer girl) – Traitor
Fergie (Wasn’t hot enough to keep Josh Duhamel from cheating) – Traitor
Fever 333 (Musician) – Traitor
Floaromaa (Streamer) – Traitor
Food Wishes (YouTuber) – Traitor
Foo Fighters (There goes my hero) – Traitor
Foxtrot44 (Streamer) – Traitor
Francesca Capaldi (Actress) – Traitor
Frank Iero and the Future Violents (Musician) – Traitor
FrivolousFox (YouTuber) – Double Traitor
Fuslie (Streamer) – Traitor
GameGrumps (YouTubers) – Traitor
Gigguk (YouTuber) – Probation
Glimmer (Podcasters) – Traitor
Goatwhore (Musician) – Probation
Godswill Ugwa Jr. (Viz Media community manager) – Traitor
Green Day (Musician) – Traitor
Greta Thunberg (Puppet) – Traitor
Gun Inaccuracies In Media – Insincere Traitor
Guns N’ Roses (Musician) – Traitor
H3H3 Productions (Disgraced) – Traitor
Halsey (Confused) – Traitor
Harry Styles (Only talented member of One Direction) – Traitor
Hasanabi (Streamer) – Traitor
Hayley Williams (Singer) – Double Traitor
HBomberguy (YouTuber) – Developing Traitor
Hillsong Worship (Musician) – Probation
Holland (Singer) – Traitor
Hoobastank (Musician) – Traitor
Ice Cube (Needs to swallow) – Traitor
Ify & Fiona(Entertainer) – Traitor
Iggy Azalea (Singer) – Traitor
iGumDrop (Streamer) – Traitor
iJustine (Digger) – Traitor
Imagine Dragons (Musician) – Traitor
Incubus (Musician) – Probation
Indeimaus (YouTuber) – Traitor
Internet Today TV (YouTuber) – Traitor
IntroSpecktive (YouTuber) – Traitor
ItsFunneh (YouTuber) – Traitor
Izzy Hale (Musician) – Traitor
James Charles (Catfishing heterosexual men) – Traitor
JackSepticEye (YouTuber) – Filthy Triple Traitor
Jad Saxton (Voice actress) – Traitor
Jaiden Animations (YouTuber) – Traitor
James Willems (Has really tiny dreams) – Double Traitor
Jamey Jasta (Singer) – Traitor
Jamie Marchi (Voice actress) – Traitor
Jane Fonda (Former sex symbol) – Traitor
Jason Derulo (One-hit wonder) – Traitor
Jax Blade Fitness (Blacked.com dream hire) – Traitor
Jay Park (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Jeffree Star (Opportunist) – Traitor
Jeff Gerstmann (Catalyst for proto-#GamerGate) – Probation
Jenna Marbles (Productive thot) – Traitor
Jennifer Scheurle (Guild Wars 2 narrative lead) – Traitor
Jenny Vu (Streamer) – Traitor
Jesse Cox (Still pondering if it’s gay to be trapped ) – Traitor
Jessi (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Jessica Nigri (Overrated cosplayer) – Traitor
Jessie Pridemore (Cosplayer) – Traitor
Jim Caddick (Streamer) – Traitor
Jim Gaffigan (What a man sounds like if he never left puberty) – Traitor
Jimmy Fallon (Paid to laugh) – Traitor
Jim Sterling (Former free speech advocate) – Traitor
Jirard Khalil “The Completionist” (YouTuber) – Double Traitor
J.K. Rowling (Revisionist storyteller) – Traitor
J. Michael Tatum (Voice actor) – Traitor
John Cena (Carried WWE on his back for 15 years) – Traitor
John Patrick Lowrie (Voice actor) – Traitor
John Wolfe (YouTuber) – Traitor
JoJo (Singer) – Traitor
Joel Osteen (Salesman) – Probation
Jonathan Paula (Jogwheel owner) – Traitor
John Boyega (Rey’s simp) – Traitor
Joshua Ovenshire (YouTuber) – Traitor
Joshua “TheJWittz” Wittenkeller (YouTuber) – Traitor
Joy Reid (MSNBC anchor) – Traitor
Justin Bieber (Home-schooling gone wrong) Misguided Traitor
Justin Trudeau (Face-paint extraordinaire) – Traitor
Jvcki Wai (K-Pop singer) – Double Traitor
Kanye West (Gave Taylor Swift PTSD) – Traitor
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Giants) – Traitor
Kevin Woo (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Kathryn Knutsen (YouTube video editor) – Traitor
Katy Perry (Singer) – Traitor
Kesha Rose (Singer) – Traitor
Kevin Bacon (Never won an Oscar) – Traitor
Kevin Fagaragan (Artist) – Traitor
Kevin Hart (Unfaithful) – Traitor
Kim Kardashian (Cottage cheese connoisseur) – Traitor
Kinda Funny Games (YouTuber) – Traitor
KoneKoKitten (YouTuber) – Traitor
Korn – (Musician) – Traitor
KSI (Beat the snot out of Logan Paul) – Traitor
L.A. Beast (YouTuber) – Traitor
Lady Devann (Community manager for Bethesda) – Traitor
Lady Gaga (Musician) – Traitor
Lasercorn (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Last Podcast On The Left (Podcasters) – Traitor
Lauren Orlando (Conceited) – Traitor
LazarBeam (Tiktok reviewer) – Traitor
Lazy Game Reviews (Game reviewer) – Traitor
Lee Howon (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
LegacyKillaHD (YouTuber) – Traitor
Lele Pons (Singer) – Traitor
Lil’NasX (Rapper) – Traitor
LilyPichu (Artist) – Traitor
Link Neal (Mythical co-founder) – Traitor
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Cultural appropriator) – Traitor
Linus Tech Tips (YouTuber) – Traitor
Lisa Su (AMD CEO) – Traitor
Little Mix (Musician) – Traitor
Lockstin & Gnoggin (YouTuber) – Traitor
Logan Paul (YouTuber) – Fake Traitor
Louis Tomlinson (Former member of One Direction) – Traitor
Lucahjin (YouTuber) – Traitor
Madison Beer (Singer) – Traitor
Madonna (Perpetually chasing relevancy) – Traitor
Malu Trevejo (Singer) – Traitor
Man Overboard (Musician) – Traitor
Mara Wilson (Actress/Author) – Traitor
Marianas Trench (Musician) – Traitor
Mari Takahashi (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Marie Lu (Author) – Traitor
Mark Hamill (Senior breastfeeder) – Traitor
Mark Hoppus (Musician) – Traitor
Markiplier (If chocolate had a voice) – Traitor
Mark Ruffalo (Straightened out a lesbian) – Traitor
Mark Tuan (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Mark Wahlberg (Sega CD rapper) – Traitor
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook lizard) – Traitor
Marshmello (Constantly seeking approval from Ninja) – Traitor
MatPat From Game Theory (YouTuber) – Traitor
Matt McMuscles (YouTuber) – Traitor
Matt Reeves (Director of The Batman) – Traitor
Matt Sohinki (Streamer) – Traitor
Maximilian Dood (Actually defended Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite) – Traitor
Max Scoville (IGN reporter) – Traitor
Mayday Parade (Musician) – Traitor
Mayor Muriel Bowser – Traitor
Michael Jordan (Legend) – Traitor
Michelle Rojas (Voice actress) Traitor
Mikey Way (Musician) – Traitor
Ministry (Musicians) – Traitor
Miso (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Mitt Romney (Got bodied by Obama… twice) – Traitor
Mizy (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Modern Vintage Gamer (YouTuber) – Traitor
Monica Rial (Wanted Vic’s dick) – Traitor
MrBeast (YouTuber) – Traitor
MrSuicideSheep (Musician) – Traitor
Muyskerm (YouTuber) – Traitor
NadeShot (E-sports competitor) – Traitor
Natalie Portman (Actress) – Traitor
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann (Golfing expert) – Double Traitor
Nelstar15 (Square Enix influencer relations and streamer) – Traitor
Nessa Barrett (Next-level thot) – Traitor
Nikki & Brie Bella (Famous thanks to John Cena and Daniel Bryan ) – Traitor
Nina Lu (Actress) – Traitor
Nine Inch Nails (The only good meme from Digg) – Probation
Nintendrew (YouTuber) – Traitor
NitroRad (YouTuber) – Traitor
No.1 Alex (Streamer) – Traitor
Noah Schnapp (Actor) – Traitor
Nolan North (Used to be the best in the business) – Traitor
Noname (No clue but very popular) – Traitor
Ohnips (Artist who draws fap-bait and is fap-bait) – Traitor
Olivia Sui (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Optimus (Streamer) – Traitor
Ozzy Osbourne (Musician) – Traitor
Pamela Horton (Playboy’s Bayonetta) – Traitor
Panic At The Disco (Creator of Highest Hopes) – Traitor
Paramore (Musician) – Traitor
Patton Oswalt (Kevin James’ lackey) – Traitor
PeachJars (Uber-thot) – Traitor
Pewdiepie (YouTuber) – Probation
PeanutButter Gamer (YouTuber) – Traitor
Peter Park TV (Streamer) – Traitor
Phil “Amazing Phil” Lester (YouTuber) – Traitor
Phil Spencer (Was Xbox’s last hope) – Traitor
PIEGUYRULZ (YouTuber) – Traitor
Pokimane (Thot) – Traitor
Police Chief Michael Shaw (Scared) – Traitor
Poofesure (YouTuber) – Traitor
ProJared (Tried and failed to become Sailor Mercury) – Traitor
Quackity (YouTuber) – Traitor
QuarterJade (Streamer) – Traitor
Quinton Reviews (YouTuber) – Traitor
Rami Ismail (Vlambeer’s clout chaser) – Traitor
Randy Orton – Traitor
Randy Pitchford (Financial Magician) – Traitor
Raymond Toro (My Chemical Romance) – Traitor
Ray Parker Jr (Singer) – Traitor
Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe creator) – Traitor
RelaxAlax (Streamer) – Traitor
ReviewTechUSA (YouTuber) – Traitor
Revocation (Musician) – Traitor
RevScarecrow (YouTuber) – Traitor
Rhett McLaughlin (Co-founder of Mythical) – Traitor
Richard A. Fowler (Fox New contributor) – Traitor
Rihanna (Singer) – Traitor
Rise Against (Musician) – Traitor
Risorins (Artist) – Traitor
Rita Ora (Singer) – Traitor
Rob Delaney (Comedian) – Traitor
Roddenberry Podcasts – Traitor
Rosanna Pansino (YouTuber) – Traitor
Rowan Blanchard (Actress) – Traitor
Ryan Reynolds (Pegged Deadpool) – Traitor
Samuel Kim (K-Pop star) – Traitor
Sabrina Carpenter (Singer) – Traitor
Sara Ventura (Localizer for Nintendo) – Traitor
Sarah Whittle (Smosh Games producer) – Traitor
Scarra (Streamer) – Traitor
Scott Wozniak (YouTuber) – Flimsy Traitor
Sean Chiplock (Couldn’t prevent Hyper Universe’s demise) – Traitor
Sean Plott (From Day9.tv) – Traitor
Secrets (Musician) – Traitor
Selena Gomez (Celebrity) – Traitor
Seth Rogen (Celebrity leech) – Traitor
Sharla In Japan (YouTuber) – Traitor
Shaun (Perturbed over the mortally challenged) – Traitor
Shayne Topp (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Shinedown (Musician) – Traitor
Simple Plan (Musician) – Traitor
Simply Nailogical (YouTuber) – Traitor
Sky-Hi (Singer) – Traitor
Skill Up (YouTuber) – Traitor
Smash Mouth (Musician) – Traitor
Smosh Games (YouTubers) – Traitor
SomeCallMeJohnny (YouTuber) – Traitor
SomeOrdinaryGamers (YouTuber) – Traitor
SonicFox (Worst human being on the face of the planet) – Furry Traitor
Son of a Glitch (A+ Start StreameYouTuber) – Traitor
Stacey Abrams – Traitor
Starsmitten (YouTuber) – Traitor
Stephen King (Writer) – Traitor
Stephanie Sheh (Voice actress) – Traitor
Steve Ballmer (LA Clippers owner) – Traitor
Steve Carell (Actor) – Traitor
Stephen Georg (YouTuber) – Traitor
Stop Skeletons From Fighting (YouTuber) – Traitor
Suicide Silence (Musician) – Traitor
Sum 41 (Musician) – Traitor
Summer Rae (Human Barbie doll) – Traitor
SungWon Cho (Actor who hasn’t been in any major movies) – Traitor
Sunny Malouf (Singer) – Traitor
Taeyang (K-pop singer) – Traitor
TeamFourStar (Content creators) – Traitor
Teawrex (Streamer) – Traitor
Technology Connections (YouTuber) – Traitor
The Beatles (Musicians) – Traitor
The Black Dahlia Murder (Musician) – Traitor
The Great Clement (YouTuber) – Traitor
TheOdds1Out (YouTuber) – Traitor
The Pussycat Dolls (Strippers pretending to be singers) – Traitor
The Rock (Used to be the most electrifying man in entertainment) – Traitor
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Tia Ballard (Funimation voice actress) – Traitor
Tiger JK (K-pop singer) – Traitor
Toby Fox (Undertale developer) – Traitor
Travis Barker (Musician) – Traitor
Travis Scott (Musician) – Probation
Twenty One Pilots (Musician) – Probation
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins (Streamer) – Weak Traitor
Tyler Scheid (Youtuber) – Traitor
Valkyrae (Streamer) – Traitor
Victoria Justice – (Proto-thot) – Traitor
Vikkstar (YouTuber) – Traitor
VintageBeef (Streamer) – Traitor
Warbringer (Musician) – Traitor
Wil Wheaton (Being told to shut-up since 1988) – Traitor
xChocoBars (Streamer) – Traitor
Xell (Streamer) – Traitor
Yo Mama (YouTuber) – Traitor
YongYea (10-min content creator) – Double Traitor
Yoshiller (GoNintendo writer) – Traitor
Yvonnie (Streamer) – Double Traitor
Zac Effron (Human Ken doll) – Traitor
ZackScottGames (Wholesome) – Traitor
Zak Bagans (Travel Channel host) – Traitor
Zedd (Musician) – Traitor
Zelo (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Zeltic (Should have stuck to Hyrule) – Traitor
Zombie Cleo (YouTuber) – Traitor
Zombie Unicorn (Tried to bully bullies and got bullied) – Traitor
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2020.03.31 02:56 MitaAltair Love In the Time of the CoronaVirus

Saw this article and thought it would be helpful and provide some perspective
#StaytheFuckHome & read Dr. Susan Block's missive from edge of the Coronapocalypse, including Mother Nature's perspective, fighting a war without bombs (the Bonobo Way), SEX in isolation (let's all cheer for masturbation) and LoVE in the Time of Coronavirus:
Click Link for Full article with pics => https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/27/coronavirus-spring/
by Dr. Susan Block.
It’s Spring, and nature is blooming. Coronavirus has done (temporarily, at least) what no Paris Agreement, Green New Deal, man, woman or even that scrappy teen, Greta Thunberg (who may have also contracted COVID-19), could do. It has shut down a huge amount of the industrial, transportation and pollution-belching business activity that is destroying life on earth.
Tragically and terrifyingly, this comes at the expense of thousands of human lives (so far), the health of millions and the mental health of billions.
Ironically, it comes—like an ecogasm—to the benefit of the rest of world.
With so many Anthropocene operations shut down, the air is noticeably cleaner in many areas. We can see the difference—at least in waves. As the disease overtook China and the government ordered the shutdown of factories and other businesses, the smog lifted, nitrogen dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions lowered, and the skies brightened so much you could see the difference in satellite images.
Now that the Chinese seem to be getting a handle on the virus, people are back at work and pollution is resurfacing. But at the moment, almost every other country is struggling to contain the viral varmint with quarantines, handwashing tutorials and shelter-in-place virtual sing-a-longs, trying to heed the medical experts’ advice to (despite our Trumpublican representatives pushing us to get back to “normal” and #DiefortheDow) scrap all nonessential activity and #StaytheFuckHome.
So, throughout the planet—notably in Europe—the skies, streets and waterways are clearing up from human-generated debris. In Thailand and Japan, gangs of monkeys and deer roam streets now devoid of tourists. Dolphins and small fish are swimming in the Venice Canal (or just some canal near Venice, but it’s still impressive). It’s Mother Nature’s own Homemade Green New Deal.
It’s a Coronavirus Spring (with apologies to Rachel Carson).
Sounds almost lovely. However, unless you just hate human beings, it’s not lovely at all.
A War Without Bombs
As the virus spreads throughout humanity, it is waging a vicious World War that, despite all our bombs and Pentagons, we are not at all prepared to fight.
Yet fight we must—for our individual lives, and for our neighbors whose lives are deeply intertwined with ours.
They always have been, of course. Humans, like bonobos and common chimpanzees, are an intensely social, interdependent species. But thanks to the power of capitalism that enhances our feelings of competition, greed, desperation and jealousy, we’re not usually very cognizant of our inherent communal connection. Now that truth is laid out—or sprayed out—in “droplets,” statistics, “community spread,” sickness and death.
This despite the misleading, self-adoring, stock market-fellating, “I don’t take responsibility at all” putrid blather the Trumpus pulls out of his Rumpus (where’s that toilet paper when we need it?) at these unsafe press conferences he tries, in vain, to turn into rallies. Though he does fancy himself to be a Wartime President.
Of course, we started this war. And I don’t mean Mr. Tomato Head’s trumped up wars with China and whoever disagrees with him; I mean humanity’s war on the rest of nature.
Over the past few thousand years, especially the last century, we have made the Earth and its atmosphere sick as a COVID-19 patient, feverish with global warming, hurricane sneezes, fiery coughing fits, the damaged lungs of the rainforests and atmospheric shortness of breath. In short, human civilization has been a plague upon the Earth. Now, in a science fiction-like way, the Earth appears to be fighting back against its human plague by dropping this horrible modern plague, Coronavirus. Like a bomb. On us.
The Coronapocalypse is a war of wars, yet everything we *know* about war does not apply. Wars are typically fought with guns, grenades and guided missiles; the war against COVID-19 is fought with swab tests, ventilators, face masks and hand sanitizer. In traditional wars, the old send the young to fight and die for their corporate investments. In the Coronavirus War, the old are most likely to die, as the young alternate between fighting valiantly on the hospital frontlines and spreading the virus willy-nilly. This is almost always inadvertent; many are contagious for days before symptoms appear. But sometimes it’s deliberate with active “Boomer Removers” spitting on fruit in your local Ralph’s. Ironically, as the virus spreads, more young people are getting sick and dying in this war too. That Mother Nature is such a trickster.
In other American wars in the past 80 years, except for the occasional “terrorist,” the U.S. military has been doing the killing and dying in some faraway place, while here at home, we continue life as usual, barely aware of the havoc America wreaks on other nations. Now we know what it’s like to shut ourselves into our homes, crazed with fear and boredom, waiting for the bombs to drop.
Another difference between this war and others is the folks in uniform. I have never felt like thanking our troops for fighting, killing and helping to perpetuate our Perma-Wars; they don’t “protect” us from anything except the good will of other peoples. But I get down on my proverbial knees to thank our doctors, nurses and medical technicians who are facing this “enemy” with as much courage as the most decorated soldiers have ever faced combat, and with a lot more integrity, life-saving value and genuine service.
Wouldn’t it be great, smart and very bonoboesque to take 95% of the ridiculously bloated U.S. military budget and spend it on COVID-19 tests, ventilators, respirators, masks, gowns and other necessities? While we’re at it, let’s bring most of those troops home to help the first responders and medical teams fight this real-life enemy of the people.

Short of that, American billionaires ought to stop worrying about Wall Street and start buying supplies. Some are doing that, but their contributions are far from enough. It’s one thing to hoard toilet paper; it’s quite another to hoard billions of dollars when, due to a lack of basic medical necessities, your fellow citizens are dying in such high numbers that stacks of bodies are being hauled away in freezer trucks.
Love in the Time of Coronavirus
What about sex?
Sadly, the coronavirus is, in a way, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), a plague of human physical intimacy, as are all viruses. Not that we need to have sex to *catch* these colds, flus and viruses; all that’s required is that we be close to each other, inhale each other’s breath, somehow ingest each other’s germs or even just pick up each other’s phones.
How can we have sex without being close? How can we connect as we self-isolate? How can we make love in the time of Coronavirus (with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)?
As a sex therapist who counsels others to explore and enjoy the pleasures and healing benefits of consensual touch, it feels odd to advise people, including myself, to do the opposite in order to save their lives. Talk about an about-face! But here we are.
Not that you can’t have any sex, but I, a proud bonoboesque pansexualist, must agree with the New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) COVID-19 guidelines that say it’s better to just “love the one you’re self-isolating with,” at least when it comes to in-person sex.
That means just one or, as the NYCDOH liberally suggests, “a small circle” of sex partners that you can really trust (how you know whom you can “really trust” is another story). Monogamy may be unnatural for humans, but it has never been so sensible. Having in-person casual sex is playing Russian Roulette… at least until they make a special sex-friendly hazmat suit, which is coming, I’m sure. But not soon enough.
Fun Fact: COVID-19, though swimming in saliva, has not been found in semen or vaginal fluid. Unfortunately for the analinguists out there, it has been found in fecal matter. Therefore, NYCDOH guidelines warn: “No rimming” (don’t you just love that kinky specificity in a metropolitan health office?). It’s great that the NYCDOH is hip to rimming. But does that mean other kinds of oral sex are okay?
And how do we even get to that point if we’re staying six feet apart? Nobody’s that well-hung.
What do we do if we’re single and dating? It sounds cumbersome, but maybe the exhibitionists among us could set up plastic booths and perform peep shows for our dates.
There are other ways to handle the six-foot rule. Personally, I think it’s a good time to eat raw garlic because 1) it’s good for your immune system and 2) it keeps people from getting close to you.
Of course, when we say “close,” we mean physically close. We simply can’t (or shouldn’t) get physically close to someone we’re not self-isolating with. A tale of two cities during the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 1918 demonstrates how important it is to play “keep away”: After a few cases of the deadly virus floated into Philadelphia and St. Louis, Philly held a big, crowded, military parade while St. Louis shut everything down.
Within days, the City of Brotherly Love was overwhelmed by the “Spanish Flu” (which was really the “Kansas Flu,” as that’s where it started, but the WWI-neutral Spaniards were the first to report on it, so got stuck with the name), killing more than 12,000 Philadelphians in six weeks, while St. Louis “flattened the curve” and kept their death toll under 700. My father was one of the thousands of Philadelphia children who caught the influenza of 1918. Obviously, he survived and lived a full life, but he contracted Parkinson’s Disease towards the end; it is said by some that H1N1 may have led to Parkinson’s, so this hits me close to home.
I wonder what scars might be carried by those who “recover” from COVID-19.
“Kissing through the Waves of the Web”
So, here we are playing physical “keep away” on a grand scale. Really, “social-distancing” is a misnomer. It makes it sound like we have to stop socializing, communicating or caring about one another. That’s not very bonobo, or very human. It also sounds rather anti-socialism (even Democratic Socialism).
I prefer the term “physical distancing,” which is bad enough, but not as bad. To “flatten the curve,” we need to “physically distance” ourselves from each other, but we can maintain, expand and deepen our social relationships through our otherwise demonic devices to our social-lite/influencer hearts’ content.
Yes, our devices can be vices—bad habits, stupefying sources of alienation, depression, misinformation and a host of other ills. But in our war against COVID-19, they may prove to be lifesavers, a vital means of communication, a loneliness balm, a means to let off steam, and a way to stay in touch without touching.
Alas, we don’t all have balconies from which we can sing our solidarity, like the Italian flash mobs… though as balcony scenes go, the New York couple getting married on the sidewalk under the minister’s fourth floor apartment window is a good one.
Not that we all should be singing through the pandemic, as evidenced by the cringe-worthy ruination of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in the voices of Gal Gadot and her clueless celebrity cohorts. Celebrities in general tend to be tone deaf on these global concerns, but exceptions to the rule include Fran Drescher Nanny-spanking “capitalism” and the surprisingly socialist pop princess-turned-MILF Britney Spears exhorting us to “write virtual love letters… learn to kiss and hold each other through the waves of the web. We will feed each other, re-distribute wealth, strike.. Communion moves beyond walls” (italics mine).
Amen and Awomen, Comrade Britney! And thanks for the three rose emojis, a Springy symbol of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Still, it’s so sad we can’t kiss. Kissing could be one culprit, besides intergenerational housing (another lovely Old World tradition), in the deadly COVID-19 spreads of Italy, France and Spain, countries where everybody kisses everybody else, at least once on each cheek, sometimes twice. Those gentle pecks on the cheek are so delightful, and now… fatal.
Bonobos love to kiss, showing us how basic to our Great Ape heritage is the desire to lock lips and swap saliva. But with COVID-19, a simple smooch can be the kiss of death.
So, we must try to “kiss… through the waves of the web,” express solidarity through social media, convey compassion, organize efforts, send money and wave to each other from our Microsoft Windows. We can communicate harmony and disharmony, share poetry, ideas, frustrations, kinship. We can cry with each other on the phone. We can make each other laugh online. Laughter is a mental orgasm, and almost as important to human health as consensual touch. Deprived of the latter, we’re going to need plenty of the former.
The interesting thing about “sensory deprivation” is that it makes our un-deprived senses even more acute. When you can’t see, your ability to hear is heightened. Without touch, our other senses might rise to the occasion, helping us to make love, or a kind of love (there are many kinds), through the sticky juicy interwebs, the Erotic Theater of the Mind. We can have phone sex, webcam, or sext each other. It’s not for everyone (though after a few more weeks of isolation, maybe it will be), but it’s possible to have a very “close,” intimate yet “virtual” conversation—even a long-term relationship—over our vice-filled devices.
And yet… physical touch is so vital to mammalian—especially primate—life. Most primates don’t have as much sex as bonobos, but almost all thrive on grooming, petting, hugging, playing with and touching each other. Infant monkeys deprived of touch won’t eat, get sick and die. The human primate is not much different.
Tragically, COVID-19 is not only a human virus, but also deadly to great apes, including bonobos. A shred of good news is that China is closing its wild animal markets, and other countries are following suit, but poachers in the Congolese Rainforest are still murdering bonobos and other endangered species as “bushmeat,” even though it’s illegal. It pains me to say it, but if bonobos catch Coronavirus, they will almost inevitably give it to each other, as touch is integral to their lives.
Consensual touch is pretty integral to human life too, but we can force ourselves to forego it, with willpower and, let’s call it what it is, tremendous self-repression.
This is a big sacrifice—much bigger than the Dow plummeting—that we as humans all must make.
So… don’t touch your friends, strangers, neighbors, anybody except your significant other(s). And scrub those hands raw before and after you do. And whatever you do, don’t touch your face! Though everyone does, even Dr. Fauci.
But you can touch yourself. And in this case, below the belt is better than above the neck.
Isolation Sex
Back to the NYCDOH which is downright effusive in its unequivocal support of masturbation: “You are your own safest sex partner.”
I’ve been extolling the virtues of masturbation for decades, as has my mentor, the Godmother of Masturbation, Dr. Betty Dodson, and other sexperts, often to sniggers, hypocritical outrage and Puritanical censorship. When Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders suggested that masturbation be considered a safer sex alternative in school sexuality classes, President Bill Clinton fired her (he, of all people, should have taken her advice). No, Dr. J didn’t mean the gym teacher conducts a circle jerk; she meant that school sex education programs list solo sex, along with condoms, dry-humping and abstinence, as a way to avoid STDs.
I guess it took a lethal pandemic to turn the authorities around to our point of view, but here we are. The NYCDOH is officially begging you to masturbate. Hallelujah.
You may think of sex as “dirty,” but as was always the case, even before the pandemic, wash your hands before you start choking the chicken or polishing the pearl. As my mom used to say, “Your hands are dirty and it’s clean down there!”
Everybody’s self-pleasuring now, even Trumpublicans. This is a good thing, except maybe when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tweets out that he really likes shoving corn cobs up his ass:
“Those of us from rural south know how to handle toilet paper shortage. Eat more corn on the cob! The corn isn’t important, but the cobs are free and work great! (Just don’t flush them!) You’re welcome!”
Corn cobs: Mother Nature’s own dildos. Though I prefer cucumbers.
But don’t you still need that human connection? While maintaining scrupulous “physical distancing,” you can put the old AT&T jingle into practice: Reach out and touch someone (virtually)… while you touch yourself. Phone sex is a lot sexier than abstinence, safer than a hazmat suit and very stimulating in a sapiosexual way. It’s aural sex. I adore the romantic mystery of the phone, but if you’re visual, bump uglies on webcam. If you’re self-isolating in the family room with your parents or kids, get into sexting. On second thought, maybe you shouldn’t be masturbating in the family room…
Nobody said this would be easy. But, to quote an oft-used cliché right now: We will get through this!
Actually, only some of us will. The cold, breathless truth is that cases and fatalities are mounting every day, and any one of us could be next.
Hopefully, those of us who do “get through this” will have learned something about love, ecology, caring, sharing, communication, masturbation and our entire society’s need for universal healthcare (thanks Bernie!). Hopefully, the survivors of the Coronavirus Spring (and Summer?) will have learned how and why it’s important to get back into Mother Earth’s good graces.
Now that you’ve read this dirty article, wash your hands and get busy!
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2019.01.29 10:02 radiofan15 Presenting to you Alizée: the French pop global superstar that barely was


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Popheads loves a good underdog story, but also loves tragic storylines that satisfies the userbase’s inner gay desires for drama, especially if it involves a talented and artistic female pop singer flopping after a promising career… this post features one of those stories, but only this one is in French, and don’t worry, it’s not on black and white, it’s not artsy, it doesn’t need subtitles and the narrative it’s quite straightforward: this is the story of French once-to-be-superstar Alizée

A STAR IS BORN, NOURISHED AND THEN DISCOVERED

Alizée was always intended to become an artist: at the age of 11, she won a painting contest in which the big price was that the design would be used to paint the exterior of a commercial airliner which would be named after you (oh, and some all-expenses paid family vacation)… by that age, she was also a proficient dancer with a bright future ahead. In order to promote her dancing career, she auditioned for the French talent show Graines de Star when she was 15; however, she was forced to enter in the singing category as the dancing one was reserved for groups. During her stay in the show her natural display of charm, talent and stage presence led her to win the Meilleure Graine award for most promising young singing star of tomorrow.
Legendary performer Mylène Farmer and his directing/songwriting partner Laurent Boutonnat were looking for a young and fresh voice to nurture and unleash to the top of the charts as part of a new project, and choose Alizée for the job. If you don’t understand how big this is, just imagine that Madonna (her American equivalent) was an avid watcher of the Mickey Mouse Club and decided that Britney Spears would be the next superstar, and then joined forces with someone with the directing talent of Mark Romanek and the songwriting talent of Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson to turn Britney into a worthy successor… and if you think I’m hyperboling, watch this video by Myléne directed by Laurent and tell me to my face I’m wrong.

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Anyway, Alizée debuted with a splash thanks to the success of the smooth and subversive 2000 global hit Moi… Lolita (I… Lolita) which, aided by the very cinematical video, helped to shape Alizée’s image into that of a Lolita, The track was a critical and commercial global smash, reaching the top ten in several European countries (including a #9 in the UK) and the top spot in several others (like Japan and Russia), in France the track peaked at #2 but it ended up its run at the 33rd best-selling song in France of all time, above tracks like My Heart Will Go On and Beat It. The smooth and somewhat rocky L'Alizé (The Trade Wind) followed, and even if it was a number one hit in France it wasn’t as popular as Moi… Lolita worldwide.
Her debut album Gourmandises (Delicacies) debuted later in the year through Polydor Records and was a critical and commercial success, selling over 4 million copies worldwide and being lauded as a modern classic among the French Pop scene. Reminiscent of Madonna and William Orbit’s work on Ray of Light in the way it mixes acoustic and electronic elements, the album features a mishmash of genres and influences, ranging from the obvious ones at the forefront (world music, pop, chanson, dance) and ones more subdued (techno, trip hop, drum and bass, ambient, rock, classical music) that complements the sonic pastiche that is Gourmandises. Two more singles followed, the ballad Parler Tout Bas (Speak Softly) and the bouncy techno title track Gourmandises, both peaking just outside the Top 10 in France.
2003 started with the release of a new lead single, J'en Ai Marre! (I'm Fed Up!), which I can only describe as pure pop perfection. An atmospheric and danceable yet serene upbeat ballad, ,J'en Ai Marre! was another worldwide hit for her, peaking at #4 in her native country, #2 in Japan and a surprising #3 in Mexico, which would be a very important place for the later portion of her career.

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Her second album Mes Courants Électriques (My Electric Currents) was released a month after the lead single, and despite its very positive reaction it didn’t sold as well as her debut but still managed to sell over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Although Myléne and Laurent still got a hold on the creative direction of the release, the album wasn’t as overtly sexual as her predecessor but still kept a similar musical style (albeit slightly more matured) and similar energy as her debut.
The angelical pop rock anthem J'ai Pas Vingt Ans (I'm Not Twenty) and the calming and soothing À Contre-Courant (Against the Current) followed, both being small international hits and peaking just outside the Top 20 in France. I must mention that the first two singles of the album have English version just in case you’re allergic to any kind of foreign music: they are I’m Fed Up! and I’m Not Twenty! respectively, both made with the intention to expand the scope of Alizée’s international reach but unfortunately failing to do so.
Alizée started her first concert tour later in the year with the En Concert Tour, in which she performed for 42 dates, mostly in France (including 6 dates at the Olympia) and two sole concerts in Switzerland and Belgium. A live album was released in October 2004.

SPREADING YOUR WINGS, LEAVING THE NEST AND FALLING TO THE GROUND

In spite of her fructiferous artistic relationship with Myléne and Laurent, Alizée amicably parted ways with the duo and left Universal/Polydor and signed with RCA (and Sony Music for worldwide releases) in 2007, this was after a hiatus that started after she gave birth to her first child. Although her popularity somewhat waned in her native France, she had started to build a strong presence in Latin America (especially Mexico) in spite of her hiatus with this newfound success, Universal rereleased the live album Alizée En Concert in Mexico in 2007 and somehow it went Gold (this was while she was in hiatus) and later complemented it with the release of a compilation album Tout Alizée (Everything Alizée), which came some weeks after the release of her third studio album, and as expected it didn’t included any track from it.

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Psychédélices (Psych-delights) is her third studio album and featured a more mature and focused sound and adds some psychedelic elements that helps to distinguish it from other pop efforts of the era but somehow keeping the same kind of quality and power of her previous releases. The album’s lead single was Mademoiselle Juliette (Miss Juliet), a track with a heavy guitar and synth work that doesn’t distract from its earwormy qualities that makes this my favorite Alizée song of all time; the second single is Fifty-Sixty (and no, it’s not on English), a very guitar-heavy bubblegummy track with a very sweet vibe; outside of those singles two promotional singles were also released: the bouncy and bubbly Lilly Town and a cover of Madonna’s La Isla Bonita which somehow has a big cult following in Latin America and became an airplay Top 10 hit in Mexico… I mean, this live performance, for example, has way too many views.
The commercial performance of the album. which sold over 300,000 copies worldwide, was considered disappointing in France, as it debuted just outside the Top 15 on the Albums Chart although it ended up being certified Gold, just like in Mexico, when an unhealthy amount of her short Psychédélices Tour took place: five days in said country, one date on Russia, and several other announced performances that never went to sale, including one in France and two on Belgium.

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In 2010 and having already moved to the sister label Jive (while keeping in Sony), Alizée released her fourth album Une Enfant du Siècle (A Child of the Century), a concept album based on the life of Edie Sedgwick and featuring a more mature nature, abstract and sober sounds and risky musical elements, a very radical departure of her previous output. This is better seen in the lead single Les Collines (Never Leave You) (The Hills (Never Leave You), and yes, it features ‘some’ English lyrics), a sexy and dark track with a suffocating and strong atmosphere and a punchy chorus based on repetition that would never ever leave your head; the second and final release of the album was the English track Limelight, a dense electro-pop with 80s vibes and dark undertones.
Une Enfant du Siècle was, unfortunately, a commercial (it peaked at #22 on France and only stayed there for two weeks, while having only slightly better performances in some other countries) and critical (it received a positive response, although Alizée was criticized for sounding unengaged and bored with the project) miss, with the first single only founding some success in airplay charts in Latin America (none of the singles charted at all) and the overall album selling less than 50,000 copies worldwide.
In 2011 Alizée started doing something she had never done in her career: features. Her first feature was as part of the UNICEF-sponsored French supergroup Collectif Paris-Africa with the We Are the World-lite single Des Ricochets (Skimming Stones), which peaked at #5 in France; the next year she was included in a rerecording of Alain Chamfort’s 1994 single Clara veut la Lune (Clara wants the Moon), which was issued as a single for his celebratory album Elles & Lui (Them & Him) on honor of his forty years of career; the year after she was featured on the French version of Olly Murs’ Dear Darlin’, the former didn’t charted at all while the latter did… at #127 in France.

DANCING YOUR WAY BACK TO THE TOP… OR AT LEAST TRYING


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Now without any intermediary label, only under Sony’s umbrella, Alizée got ready to come back strong with a sunnier and happier material than everything in her previous release: the catchy and innocent-sounding À Cause de L'automne (Because of the Autumn) was released on the summer of 2012 in a high-profile campaign in order to build awareness… which failed to get much traction as the single peaked at #131 in France in spite of some decent airplay. A music video was planned and actually started shooting two weeks after the song release, only for the video to get infinitely delayed and then “accidentally” leaked more than two months after it started shooting; a second video started shooting the next month and it was finally released on December, over 6 months after the song was released.
After such a royal fuck-up and an album delay, 5 was finally released to the public in the next spring, featuring a renovated, and poppier dance-pop/rock sound present in tracks like the upbeat and happy single Je Veux Bien (I’d Love To) or even some surprising stuff like the nostalgic guitar ballad Dans Mon Sac (In My Bag), released as a promotional single. 5 received some serious promotion, including a performance at the opening of the Le Tour de France, and it received generally positive critical reviews (especially when compared to her previous and probably way too ambitious effort) but still underperformed commercially with sales and chart positions comparable to those of Une Enfant du Siècle in France but also marking career lows in several others.
Later in the year, Alizée confirmed her unfortunate status as a has-been by announcing that she would compete in the French reality show Danse Avec les Stars, based on the Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars format.
The funny thing? She actually won.
She obviously wanted to be (and had more experience as) a dancer before her singing career came knocking at her door, so being part of such a competition is quite a natural progression in some ways… but considering the status of her career at that point, the fact that such an (interesting) career move actually worked its quite impressive to be honest.
And if you’re wondering how was she, here are her some highlights of her first place weekly winnings:
Her Stars victory brought her a level of popularity she hadn’t seen in years, and a new album was being rushed in order to not waste such an opportunity, in the meantime she performed Britney’s portion of Scream & Shout with will.i.am at the NRJ Music Awards later that year, but we don’t talk about that performance.

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The vibrant and sunny synth-heavy track Blonde (not on English) was released as the first single just a year after her previous album debuted and crashed, and it managed to get her best chart debut since 2007 when it debuted at #63, before free falling on the French chart. A second single, the dance-influenced Alcaline failed to make much of an impact, as it peaked at #172. Poppier and more straightforward than most of her previous efforts, the album Blonde debuted with slightly better positions and numbers than her previous releases, actually cracking the Top 20 on the French album charts, but failing to make much of an impact. As a curiosity, the album featured a track called Mylène Farmer after the former mentor.
An intended national tour was “postponed indefinitely” due to low ticket sales; however, that doesn’t mean Alizée hasn’t stepped into a stage ever since: Danse Avec les Stars: La Tournée is a dance touring show in which contestants from previous seasons of the show compete in a live setting in a condensed format of the show; this show had toured ever since 2013 every year for at least 3 months and Alizée has been in the majority of the shows in each year ever since the tour started.
The idea of apparently trading a singing career for that of a touring dancer might seem like a weird flex until you consider a couple of things: first, she’s more of a dancer than a singer and the Stars gig is an stable source of income that allows her to be on the spotlight doing what she loves the most; second, after a divorce in 2011 she started dating and eventually married her dancing partner in the competition so doing the gig gives her the benefit of getting the coin while being close to her husband doing what both of them loves; and third, the future of her music career continues to be uncertain almost five years after the release of her last album.
Outside of two non-single features in 2013 and a cover of Cinderella’s A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes called Tendre Rêve for a 2014 Disney compilation, Alizée’s musical career has been inactive, with the always lasting promise that she wants to return to the studio someday, but there’s something on her way: officially, her newfound fame as a dancer has allow her to create a dance academy that she dedicates most of her time and she gives an occasional concert here and there for special occasions; unofficially she has troubles with her label and her career is stuck on a limbo (which helps to explain why some of her albums are unavailable for streaming and some videos deleted from her official YouTube channel) and her dancing career is what she can do for the moment.

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Outside of her dancing work and her stint dubbing Nyx (the Rosario Dawson character) in the French version of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast in 2015, Alizée has seen what seemed to be a promising 2018 when she announced two concerts in Mexico (her first solo concerts outside France since 2012) and her former label (Universal) started to finally capitalize on her back catalogue by uploading her music everywhere they could (including a YouTube channel with everything you might have wanted from that era)… however everything turned sour when those concerts were cancelled almost back to back and Universal only released a Remixes album and that’s it.

WHAT WENT WRONG?

One could argue that Alizée made two fatal mistakes in her career: the first was leaving Myréne and Laurent behind, and the second one is having made Une Enfant du Siècle. Leaving Myréne surely derailed her career somewhat, alongside the hiatus she took after her second album, but from a creative standpoint it might have been the better decision as it allowed her to find her own voice and to not depend on a sole person for her career, which is an important lesson for everyone who wants to find a comfortable ground on the mostly lonely arena of stardom. About Enfant there’s no a possible defense… it’s not even a terrible album, but it was the wrong album for her to release (even she didn’t sounded that interested in the high concept of the release) at the wrong time (this was a 2012 dominated by the likes of Gaga and Kesha) and the wrong way (it was too abrupt of a switch, and with her career already on a tightrope, it was just a matter of how hard it was going to fall), which also bring me to another issue…
She ditched the whole Lolita image as soon as she had some creative freedom, and sales went down as a result, which might led to some of you to believe that people only looked at her for the appearance and never cared about her as an artist, which is far from the truth.
Musically and lyrically, Alizée has always being miles above most contemporary pop singers (even those from the English-speaking countries) thanks to her leaning toward interesting wordplay, literary references and/or novel subject matters instead of the vapid lyricism you sometimes get to see in the biggest pop hits of any given year, of course this doesn’t mean her music is Dylan levels of quality but it’s more interesting than the bubblegummy, sticky and catchy exterior would suggest, which is something of a miracle when you get to notice the mixture of sounds and sonic elements that makes every single track something unique.
And if you think I’m hyperboling again just think on the fact that she went out to develop an international cult of personality when she was on a hiatus based entirely on her music. Although she has some experience as a DJ, she’s not an instrumentalist or a composer, making her dancing and singing her biggest assets, the same as it is the idea of choosing what it better suits her and not do immediately what the market had suggest her to do.
Although she’s not exactly the greatest singer, she knows exactly what works with her voice and what doesn’t, and in a similar way to a curator, is capable of creating a public and musical appearance that’s up to her liking, which is quite important if you consider that she herself has mentioned how shy about her personal life she tends to be…
With all of that, her relatively quick fall from grace (especially with a strong cult behind her and several layers of international success) after having started stronger than most is something I can’t fully understand… I mean, sure, the reasoning is there and the causes are there, but such a strong fall after a relative long period of domination and with all things considered is, after all these years quite baffling to me.
Let this be a cautionary tale for your faves... nothing ever lasts, no matter how talented or skinny you are.
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2017.02.16 21:27 Sparky2697 What to do if I win the lottery.

Credit to snatcharelli
Congratulations! You just won millions of dollars in the lottery! That's great.
Now you're fucked.
No really.
You are.
You're fucked.
If you just want to skip the biographical tales of woe of some of the math-tax protagonists, skip on down to the next comment, to see what to do in the event you win the lottery.
You see, it's something of an open secret that winners of obnoxiously large jackpots tend to end up badly with alarming regularity. Not the $1 million dollar winners. But anyone in the nine-figure range is at high risk. Eight-figures? Pretty likely to be screwed. Seven-figures? Yep. Painful. Perhaps this is a consequence of the sample. The demographics of lottery players might be exactly the wrong people to win large sums of money. Or perhaps money is the root of all evil. Either way, you are going to have to be careful.
Don't believe me? Consider this:
Large jackpot winners face double digit multiples of probability versus the general population to be the victim of:
And triple digit multiples of probability versus the general population rate to be:
Believe it or not, your biggest enemy if you suddenly become possessed of large sums of money is... you. At least you will have the consolation of meeting your fate by your own hand. But if you can't manage it on your own, don't worry. There are any number of willing participants ready to help you start your vicious downward spiral for you. Mind you, many of these will be "friends," "friendly neighbors," or "family." Often, they won't even have evil intentions. But, as I'm sure you know, that makes little difference in the end. Most aren't evil. Most aren't malicious. Some are. None are good for you.
Jack Whittaker, a Johnny Cash attired, West Virginia native, is the poster boy for the dangers of a lump sum award. In 2002 Mr. Whittaker (55 years old at the time) won what was, also at the time, the largest single award jackpot in U.S. history. $315 million. At the time, he planned to live as if nothing had changed, or so he said. He was remarkably modest and decent before the jackpot, and his ship sure came in, right? Wrong.
Mr. Whittaker became the subject of a number of personal challenges, escalating into personal tragedies, complicated by a number of legal troubles.
Whittaker wasn't a typical lottery winner either. His net worth at the time of his winnings was in excess of $15 million, owing to his ownership of a successful contracting firm in West Virginia. His claim to want to live "as if nothing had changed" actually seemed plausible. He should have been well equipped for wealth. He was already quite wealthy, after all. By all accounts he was somewhat modest, low profile, generous and good natured. He should have coasted off into the sunset. Yeah. Not exactly.
Whittaker took the all-cash option, $170 million, instead of the annuity option, and took possession of $114 million in cash after $56 million in taxes. After that, things went south.
Whittaker quickly became the subject of a number of financial stalkers, who would lurk at his regular breakfast hideout and accost him with suggestions for how to spend his money. They were unemployed. No, an interview tomorrow morning wasn't good enough. They needed cash NOW. Perhaps they had a sure-fire business plan. Their daughter had cancer. A niece needed dialysis. Needless to say, Whittaker stopped going to his breakfast haunt. Eventually, they began ringing his doorbell. Sometimes in the early morning. Before long he was paying off-duty deputies to protect his family. He was accused of being heartless. Cold. Stingy.
Letters poured in. Children with cancer. Diabetes. MS. You name it. He hired three people to sort the mail. A detective to filter out the false claims and the con men (and women) was retained. Brenda, the clerk who had sold Whittaker the ticket, was a victim of collateral damage. Whittaker had written her a check for $44,000 and bought her house, but she was by no means a millionaire. Rumors that the state routinely paid the clerk who had sold the ticket 10% of the jackpot winnings hounded her. She was followed home from work. Threatened. Assaulted.
Whittaker's car was twice broken into, by trusted acquaintances who watched him leave large amounts of cash in it. $500,000 and $200,000 were stolen in two separate instances. The thieves spiked Whittaker's drink with prescription drugs in the first instance. The second incident was the handiwork of his granddaughter's friends, who had been probing the girl for details on Whittaker's cash for weeks.
Even Whittaker's good-faith generosity was questioned. When he offered $10,000 to improve the city's water park so that it was more handicap accessible, locals complained that he spent more money at the strip club. (Amusingly this was true).
Whittaker invested quite a bit in his own businesses, tripled the number of people his businesses employed (making him one of the larger employers in the area) and eventually had given away $14 million to charity through a foundation he set up for the purpose. This is, of course, what you are "supposed" to do. Set up a foundation. Be careful about your charity giving. It made no difference in the end.
To top it all off, Whittaker had been accused of ruining a number of marriages. His money made other men look inferior, they said, wherever he went in the small West Virginia town he called home. Resentment grew quickly. And festered. Whittaker paid four settlements related to this sort of claim. Yes, you read that right. Four.
His family and their immediate circle were quickly the victims of odds-defying numbers of overdoses, emergency room visits and even fatalities. His granddaughter, the eighteen year old "Brandi" (who Whittaker had been giving a $2100.00 per week allowance) was found dead after having been missing for several weeks. Her death was, apparently, from a drug overdose, but Whittaker suspected foul play. Her body had been wrapped in a tarp and hidden behind a rusted-out van. Her seventeen year old boyfriend had expired three months earlier in Whittaker's vacation house, also from an overdose. Some of his friends had robbed the house after his overdose, stepping over his body to make their escape and then returning for more before stepping over his body again to leave. His parents sued for wrongful death claiming that Whittaker's loose purse strings contributed to their son's death. Amazingly, juries are prone to award damages in cases such as these. Whittaker settled. Again.
Even before the deaths, the local and state police had taken a special interest in Whittaker after his new-found fame. He was arrested for minor and less minor offenses many times after his winnings, despite having had a nearly spotless record before the award. Whittaker's high profile couldn't have helped him much in this regard.
In 18 months Whittaker had been cited for over 250 violations ranging from broken tail lights on every one of his five new cars, to improper display of renewal stickers. A lawsuit charging various police organizations with harassment went nowhere and Whittaker was hit with court costs instead. Whittaker's wife filed for divorce, and in the process froze a number of his assets and the accounts of his operating companies. Caesars in Atlantic City sued him for $1.5 million to cover bounced checks, caused by the asset freeze.
Today Whittaker is badly in debt, and bankruptcy looms large in his future. But, hey, that's just one example, right?
Wrong.
Nearly one third of multi-million dollar jackpot winners eventually declare bankruptcy. Some end up worse. To give you just a taste of the possibilities, consider the fates of:
So, what the hell DO you do if you are unlucky enough to win the lottery?
This is the absolutely most important thing you can do right away: NOTHING.
Yes. Nothing.
DO NOT DECLARE YOURSELF THE WINNER yet.
Do NOT tell anyone. The urge is going to be nearly irresistible. Resist it. Trust me.
/1. IMMEDIATELY retain an attorney.
Get a partner from a larger, NATIONAL firm. Don't let them pawn off junior partners or associates on you. They might try, all law firms might, but insist instead that your lead be a partner who has been with the firm for awhile. Do NOT use your local attorney. Yes, I mean your long-standing family attorney who did your mother's will. Do not use the guy who fought your dry-cleaner bill. Do not use the guy you have trusted your entire life because of his long and faithful service to your family. In fact, do not use any firm that has any connection to family or friends or community. TRUST me. This is bad. You want someone who has never heard of you, any of your friends, or any member of your family. Go the closest big city and walk into one of the national firms asking for one of the "Trust and Estates" partners you have previously looked up on http://www.martindale.com from one of the largest 50 firms in the United States which has an office near you. You can look up attorneys by practice area and firm on Martindale.
/ 2. Decide to take the lump sum.
Most lotteries pay a really pathetic rate for the annuity. It usually hovers around 4.5% annual return or less, depending. It doesn't take much to do better than this, and if you have the money already in cash, rather than leaving it in the hands of the state, you can pull from the capital whenever you like. If you take the annuity you won't have access to that cash. That could be good. It could be bad. It's probably bad unless you have a very addictive personality. If you need an allowance managed by the state, it is because you didn't listen to point #1 above. Why not let the state just handle it for you and give you your allowance? Many state lotteries pay you your "allowance" (the annuity option) by buying U.S. treasury instruments and running the interest payments through their bureaucracy before sending it to you along with a hunk of the principal every month. You will not be beating inflation by much, if at all. There is no reason you couldn't do this yourself, if a low single-digit return is acceptable to you. You aren't going to get even remotely the amount of the actual jackpot. Take our old friend Mr. Whittaker. Using Whittaker is a good model both because of the reminder of his ignominious decline, and the fact that his winning ticket was one of the larger ones on record. If his situation looks less than stellar to you, you might have a better perspective on how "large" your winnings aren't. Whittaker's "jackpot" was $315 million. He selected the lump-sum cash up-front option, which knocked off $145 million (or 46% of the total) leaving him with $170 million. That was then subject to withholding for taxes of $56 million (33%) leaving him with $114 million. In general, you should expect to get about half of the original jackpot if you elect a lump sum (maybe better, it depends). After that, you should expect to lose around 33% of your already pruned figure to state and federal taxes. (Your mileage may vary, particularly if you live in a state with aggressive taxation schemes).
/ 3. Decide right now, how much you plan to give to family and friends.
This really shouldn't be more than 20% or so. Figure it out right now. Pick your number. Tell your lawyer. That's it. Don't change it. 20% of $114 million is $22.8 million. That leaves you with $91.2 million. DO NOT CONSULT WITH FAMILY when deciding how much to give to family. You are going to get advice that is badly tainted by conflict of interest, and if other family members find out that Aunt Flo was consulted and they weren't you will never hear the end of it. Neither will Aunt Flo. This might later form the basis for an allegation that Aunt Flo unduly influenced you and a lawsuit might magically appear on this basis. No, I'm not kidding. I know of one circumstance (related to a business windfall, not a lottery) where the plaintiffs WON this case. Do NOT give anyone cash. Ever. Period. Just don't. Do not buy them houses. Do not buy them cars. Tell your attorney that you want to provide for your family, and that you want to set up a series of trusts for them that will total 20% of your after tax winnings. Tell him you want the trust empowered to fund higher education, some help (not a total) purchase of their first home, some provision for weddings and the like, whatever. Do NOT put yourself in the position of handing out cash. Once you do, if you stop, you will be accused of being a heartless bastard (or bitch). Trust me. It won't go well. It will be easy to lose perspective. It is now the duty of your friends, family, relatives, hangers-on and their inner circle to skew your perspective, and they take this job quite seriously. Setting up a trust, a managed fund for your family that is in the double digit millions is AMAZINGLY generous. You need never have trouble sleeping because you didn't lend Uncle Jerry $20,000 in small denomination unmarked bills to start his chain of deep-fried peanut butter pancake restaurants. ("Deep'n 'nutter Restaurants") Your attorney will have a number of good ideas how to parse this wealth out without turning your siblings/spouse/children/grandchildren/cousins/waitresses into the latest Paris Hilton.
/ 4. You will be encouraged to hire an investment manager. Considerable pressure will be applied. Don't.
Investment managers charge fees, usually a percentage of assets. Consider this: If they charge 1% (which is low, I doubt you could find this deal, actually) they have to beat the market by 1% every year just to break even with a general market index fund. It is not worth it, and you don't need the extra return or the extra risk. Go for the index fund instead if you must invest in stocks. This is a hard rule to follow. They will come recommended by friends. They will come recommended by family. They will be your second cousin on your mother's side. Investment managers will sound smart. They will have lots of cool acronyms. They will have nice PowerPoint presentations. They might (MIGHT) pay for your shrimp cocktail lunch at TGI Friday's while reminding you how poor their side of the family is. They live for this stuff. You should smile, thank them for their time, and then tell them you will get back to them next week. Don't sign ANYTHING. Don't write it on a cocktail napkin (lottery lawsuit cases have been won and lost over drunkenly scrawled cocktail napkin addition and subtraction figures with lots of zeros on them). Never call them back. Trust me. You will thank me later. This tactic, smiling, thanking people for their time, and promising to get back to people, is going to have to become familiar. You will have to learn to say no gently, without saying the word "no." It sounds underhanded. Sneaky. It is. And its part of your new survival strategy. I mean the word "survival" quite literally. Get all this figured out BEFORE you claim your winnings. They aren't going anywhere. Just relax.
/ 5. If you elect to be more global about your paranoia, use between 20.00% and 33.00% of what you have not decided to commit to a family fund IMMEDIATELY to purchase a combination of longer term U.S. treasuries (5 or 10 year are a good idea) and perhaps even another G7 treasury instrument. This is your safety net. You will be protected... from yourself.
You are going to be really tempted to starting being a big investor. You are going to be convinced that you can double your money in Vegas with your awesome Roulette system/by funding your friend's amazing idea to sell Lemming dung/buying land for oil drilling/by shorting the North Pole Ice market (global warming, you know). This all sounds tempting because "Even if I lose it all I still have $XX million left! Anyone could live on that comfortably for the rest of their life." Yeah, except for 33% of everyone who won the lottery. You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Let me say that again. You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Right now, you'll get around 3.5% on the 10 year U.S. treasury. With $18.2 million (20% of $91.2 mil after your absurdly generous family gift) invested in those you will pull down $638,400 per year. If everything else blows up, you still have that, and you will be in the top 1% of income in the United States. So how about you not fuck with it. Eh? And that's income that is damn safe. If we get to the point where the United States defaults on those instruments, we are in far worse shape than worrying about money. If you are really paranoid, you might consider picking another G7 or otherwise mainstream country other than the U.S. according to where you want to live if the United States dissolves into anarchy or Britney Spears is elected to the United States Senate. Put some fraction in something like Swiss Government Bonds at 3%. If the Swiss stop paying on their government debt, well, then you know money really means nothing anywhere on the globe anymore. I'd study small field sustainable agriculture if you think this is a possibility. You might have to start feeding yourself.
/ 6. That leaves, say, 80% of $91.2 million or $72.9 million.
Here is where things start to get less clear. Personally, I think you should dump half of this, or $36.4 million, into a boring S&P 500 index fund. Find something with low fees. You are going to be constantly tempted to retain "sophisticated" advisers who charge "nominal fees." Don't. Period. Even if you lose every other dime, you have $638,400 per year you didn't have before that will keep coming in until the United States falls into chaos. Fuck advisers and their fees. Instead, drop your $36.4 million in the market in a low fee vehicle. Unless we have an unprecedented downturn the likes of which the United States has never seen, should return around 7.00% or so over the next 10 years. You should expect to touch not even a dime of this money for 10 or 15 or even 20 years. In 20 years $36.4 million could easily become $115 million.
/ 7. So you have put a safety net in place.
You have provided for your family beyond your wildest dreams. And you still have $36.4 million in "cash." You know you will be getting $638,400 per year unless the capital building is burning, you don't ever need to give anyone you care about cash, since they are provided for generously and responsibly (and can't blow it in Vegas) and you have a HUGE nest egg that is growing at market rates. (Given the recent dip, you'll be buying in at great prices for the market). What now? Whatever you want. Go ahead and burn through $36.4 million in hookers and blow if you want. You've got more security than 99% of the country. A lot of it is in trusts so even if you are sued your family will live well, and progress across generations. If your lawyer is worth his salt (I bet he is) then you will be insulated from most lawsuits anyhow. Buy a nice house or two, make sure they aren't stupid investments though. Go ahead and be an angel investor and fund some startups, but REFUSE to do it for anyone you know. (Friends and money, oil and water - Michael Corleone) Play. Have fun. You earned it by putting together the shoe sizes of your whole family on one ticket and winning the jackpot.
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2016.09.28 17:21 CourierOfTheWastes If you win the lottery

So, what the hell DO you do if you are unlucky enough to win the lottery?
This is the absolutely most important thing you can do right away: NOTHING.
Yes. Nothing.
DO NOT DECLARE YOURSELF THE WINNER yet.
Do NOT tell anyone. The urge is going to be nearly irresistible. Resist it. Trust me.
/ 1. IMMEDIATELY retain an attorney.
Get a partner from a larger, NATIONAL firm. Don't let them pawn off junior partners or associates on you. They might try, all law firms might, but insist instead that your lead be a partner who has been with the firm for awhile. Do NOT use your local attorney. Yes, I mean your long-standing family attorney who did your mother's will. Do not use the guy who fought your dry-cleaner bill. Do not use the guy you have trusted your entire life because of his long and faithful service to your family. In fact, do not use any firm that has any connection to family or friends or community. TRUST me. This is bad. You want someone who has never heard of you, any of your friends, or any member of your family. Go the closest big city and walk into one of the national firms asking for one of the "Trust and Estates" partners you have previously looked up on http://www.martindale.com from one of the largest 50 firms in the United States which has an office near you. You can look up attorneys by practice area and firm on Martindale.
/ 2. Decide to take the lump sum.
Most lotteries pay a really pathetic rate for the annuity. It usually hovers around 4.5% annual return or less, depending. It doesn't take much to do better than this, and if you have the money already in cash, rather than leaving it in the hands of the state, you can pull from the capital whenever you like. If you take the annuity you won't have access to that cash. That could be good. It could be bad. It's probably bad unless you have a very addictive personality. If you need an allowance managed by the state, it is because you didn't listen to point #1 above.
Why not let the state just handle it for you and give you your allowance?
Many state lotteries pay you your "allowance" (the annuity option) by buying U.S. treasury instruments and running the interest payments through their bureaucracy before sending it to you along with a hunk of the principal every month. You will not be beating inflation by much, if at all. There is no reason you couldn't do this yourself, if a low single-digit return is acceptable to you.
You aren't going to get even remotely the amount of the actual jackpot. Take our old friend Mr. Whittaker. Using Whittaker is a good model both because of the reminder of his ignominious decline, and the fact that his winning ticket was one of the larger ones on record. If his situation looks less than stellar to you, you might have a better perspective on how "large" your winnings aren't. Whittaker's "jackpot" was $315 million. He selected the lump-sum cash up-front option, which knocked off $145 million (or 46% of the total) leaving him with $170 million. That was then subject to withholding for taxes of $56 million (33%) leaving him with $114 million.
In general, you should expect to get about half of the original jackpot if you elect a lump sum (maybe better, it depends). After that, you should expect to lose around 33% of your already pruned figure to state and federal taxes. (Your mileage may vary, particularly if you live in a state with aggressive taxation schemes).
/ 3. Decide right now, how much you plan to give to family and friends.
This really shouldn't be more than 20% or so. Figure it out right now. Pick your number. Tell your lawyer. That's it. Don't change it. 20% of $114 million is $22.8 million. That leaves you with $91.2 million. DO NOT CONSULT WITH FAMILY when deciding how much to give to family. You are going to get advice that is badly tainted by conflict of interest, and if other family members find out that Aunt Flo was consulted and they weren't you will never hear the end of it. Neither will Aunt Flo. This might later form the basis for an allegation that Aunt Flo unduly influenced you and a lawsuit might magically appear on this basis. No, I'm not kidding. I know of one circumstance (related to a business windfall, not a lottery) where the plaintiffs WON this case.
Do NOT give anyone cash. Ever. Period. Just don't. Do not buy them houses. Do not buy them cars. Tell your attorney that you want to provide for your family, and that you want to set up a series of trusts for them that will total 20% of your after tax winnings. Tell him you want the trust empowered to fund higher education, some help (not a total) purchase of their first home, some provision for weddings and the like, whatever. Do NOT put yourself in the position of handing out cash. Once you do, if you stop, you will be accused of being a heartless bastard (or bitch). Trust me. It won't go well.
It will be easy to lose perspective. It is now the duty of your friends, family, relatives, hangers-on and their inner circle to skew your perspective, and they take this job quite seriously. Setting up a trust, a managed fund for your family that is in the double digit millions is AMAZINGLY generous. You need never have trouble sleeping because you didn't lend Uncle Jerry $20,000 in small denomination unmarked bills to start his chain of deep-fried peanut butter pancake restaurants. ("Deep'n 'nutter Restaurants") Your attorney will have a number of good ideas how to parse this wealth out without turning your siblings/spouse/children/grandchildren/cousins/waitresses into the latest Paris Hilton.
/ 4. You will be encouraged to hire an investment manager. Considerable pressure will be applied. Don't.
Investment managers charge fees, usually a percentage of assets. Consider this: If they charge 1% (which is low, I doubt you could find this deal, actually) they have to beat the market by 1% every year just to break even with a general market index fund. It is not worth it, and you don't need the extra return or the extra risk. Go for the index fund instead if you must invest in stocks. This is a hard rule to follow. They will come recommended by friends. They will come recommended by family. They will be your second cousin on your mother's side. Investment managers will sound smart. They will have lots of cool acronyms. They will have nice PowerPoint presentations. They might (MIGHT) pay for your shrimp cocktail lunch at TGI Friday's while reminding you how poor their side of the family is. They live for this stuff.
You should smile, thank them for their time, and then tell them you will get back to them next week. Don't sign ANYTHING. Don't write it on a cocktail napkin (lottery lawsuit cases have been won and lost over drunkenly scrawled cocktail napkin addition and subtraction figures with lots of zeros on them). Never call them back. Trust me. You will thank me later. This tactic, smiling, thanking people for their time, and promising to get back to people, is going to have to become familiar. You will have to learn to say no gently, without saying the word "no." It sounds underhanded. Sneaky. It is. And its part of your new survival strategy. I mean the word "survival" quite literally.
Get all this figured out BEFORE you claim your winnings. They aren't going anywhere. Just relax.
/ 5. If you elect to be more global about your paranoia, use between 20.00% and 33.00% of what you have not decided to commit to a family fund IMMEDIATELY to purchase a combination of longer term U.S. treasuries (5 or 10 year are a good idea) and perhaps even another G7 treasury instrument. This is your safety net. You will be protected... from yourself.
You are going to be really tempted to starting being a big investor. You are going to be convinced that you can double your money in Vegas with your awesome Roulette system/by funding your friend's amazing idea to sell Lemming dung/buying land for oil drilling/by shorting the North Pole Ice market (global warming, you know). This all sounds tempting because "Even if I lose it all I still have $XX million left! Anyone could live on that comfortably for the rest of their life." Yeah, except for 33% of everyone who won the lottery.
You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Let me say that again. You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Right now, you'll get around 3.5% on the 10 year U.S. treasury. With $18.2 million (20% of $91.2 mil after your absurdly generous family gift) invested in those you will pull down $638,400 per year. If everything else blows up, you still have that, and you will be in the top 1% of income in the United States. So how about you not fuck with it. Eh? And that's income that is damn safe. If we get to the point where the United States defaults on those instruments, we are in far worse shape than worrying about money.
If you are really paranoid, you might consider picking another G7 or otherwise mainstream country other than the U.S. according to where you want to live if the United States dissolves into anarchy or Britney Spears is elected to the United States Senate. Put some fraction in something like Swiss Government Bonds at 3%. If the Swiss stop paying on their government debt, well, then you know money really means nothing anywhere on the globe anymore. I'd study small field sustainable agriculture if you think this is a possibility. You might have to start feeding yourself.
/ 6. That leaves, say, 80% of $91.2 million or $72.9 million.
Here is where things start to get less clear. Personally, I think you should dump half of this, or $36.4 million, into a boring S&P 500 index fund. Find something with low fees. You are going to be constantly tempted to retain "sophisticated" advisers who charge "nominal fees." Don't. Period. Even if you lose every other dime, you have $638,400 per year you didn't have before that will keep coming in until the United States falls into chaos. Fuck advisers and their fees. Instead, drop your $36.4 million in the market in a low fee vehicle. Unless we have an unprecedented downturn the likes of which the United States has never seen, should return around 7.00% or so over the next 10 years. You should expect to touch not even a dime of this money for 10 or 15 or even 20 years. In 20 years $36.4 million could easily become $115 million.
/ 7. So you have put a safety net in place.
You have provided for your family beyond your wildest dreams. And you still have $36.4 million in "cash." You know you will be getting $638,400 per year unless the capital building is burning, you don't ever need to give anyone you care about cash, since they are provided for generously and responsibly (and can't blow it in Vegas) and you have a HUGE nest egg that is growing at market rates. (Given the recent dip, you'll be buying in at great prices for the market). What now? Whatever you want. Go ahead and burn through $36.4 million in hookers and blow if you want. You've got more security than 99% of the country. A lot of it is in trusts so even if you are sued your family will live well, and progress across generations. If your lawyer is worth his salt (I bet he is) then you will be insulated from most lawsuits anyhow. Buy a nice house or two, make sure they aren't stupid investments though. Go ahead and be an angel investor and fund some startups, but REFUSE to do it for anyone you know. (Friends and money, oil and water - Michael Corleone) Play. Have fun. You earned it by putting together the shoe sizes of your whole family on one ticket and winning the jackpot.
Excellent advice. I used to work at a lottery (I even gave out the big novelty cheques sometimes) and I have told many family and friends that the smart people who win the lottery do not show up right away. The smart people follow most of the advice given in this most excellent series of posts. However, they also do a couple of other things:
In some jurisdictions (including mine), you have to agree to some minor publicity when you collect your prize. This can frequently mean a photograph and your name in the media. I have a few pieces of advice for this:
I think this advice, combined with the most excellent advice given above, will help you to manage your winnings and hopefully insulate you a bit from the madness of a jealous public.
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2016.01.14 22:28 inillusion [ULTIMATE COMPILATION] Meanings behind ALL RPDR Queens' drag names and their drag mothers

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2015.04.18 17:18 gbinasia S07E03 Walkthrough: You gotta pop them references to educate the children!

Here's a guide to all the puns and pop culture references in RPDR. I'm trying to catch up with the show!
As usual, these walkthroughs are mostly written for newbies, people for whom English is a second language and for all the Santino Rice out there who need to shut up up with their no-drag knowledge mouth.
Feel free to contribute as a few/lot of them are still a mystery to me!
Also, kudos to the writers who came up with all this good shit!
Episode 1's Walkthrough. Episode 2's Walkthrough.
S07E03
01:16 - The correct expression is 'by the skin of my teeth'.
02:52 - Katya is imitating the pug on her shirt.
03:08 - The 'corn' refers to the bunions you can get on your toes.
03:20 - 'To be or not to be, that is the question' is a famous line from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
03:35 - 'All the world's a stage is a line from Shakespeare's play As You Like It.
03:37 - 'Henny' is an expression borrowed from Season 3's Stacy Layne Matthews.
04:12 - RuPaul's speech makes sense when you consider the C.U.N.T. acronym.
04:17 - Golden Girls was a 80-90s TV show about a group of sassy elderly women.
04:30 - Soul Train was a dance TV show, also parodied in S05E04's minichallenge.
05:05 - Bust A Move is a song from rapper Young MC (1990)
05:15 - Mama Said Knock You Out is the name of an album by LL Cool J, also out in 1990.
05:22 - Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens.
05:26 - Elaine Stritch was a famous theater actress who somewhat had a career revival in the late 90s, early 2000s culminating in a Tony Award for her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty.
05:35 - Ru's making a pun on twerking and 'retiring from working'.
05:46 - Boniva is a drug used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
05:53 - Most commonly, it is stated that "friend of Dorothy" refers to the film The Wizard of Oz because Judy Garland, who starred as the main character Dorothy, is a gay icon. In the film, Dorothy is accepting of those who are different. For example the "gentle lion" living a lie, "I'm afraid there's no denyin', I'm just a dandy lion."
05:55 - Ru is saying Zbornak, a reference to Dorothy Zbornak, from Golden Girls.
05:59 - All three places are airports.
06:03 - Icy Hot is a topical rubefacient heat rub meant for relieving pains such as arthritis, backache, muscle strains, sprains, and cramps
06:09 - 'I've fallen and I can't get up!' This line was spoken in a television commercial for a medical alarm and protection company called LifeCall.
06:29 - Bengay is an analgesic heat rub used to temporarily relieve muscle and joint pain associated with arthritis, bruises, simple backaches, sprains and strains. The sentence 'I love the smell of Bengay in the morning' is a reference to this scene in Apocalypse Now.
07:11 - The LogoTv was dubbed post-minichallenge.
07:21 - The term drag queen actually occurred in Polari, a subset of English slang that was popular in some gay communities in the early part of the 20th century. Its first recorded use to refer to actors dressed in women's clothing is from 1870. More info here.
08:53 - Ru is pronouncing the words oddly as he is speaking in Old English.
09:49 - Does anyone know who are the two women hugging each other on Pearl's shirt?
10:50 - Ginger's implying she had sex with Shakespeare.
10:51 - 'Lady Capuccino' is a pun on the original Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet.
11:08 - If you freeze on the screenplay page, we learn that Miss Fame's character is supposed to be a parody of Paris Hilton. She even has the unaired line 'That's hot'.
11:48 - Miss Fame's ewwwww is a parody of Mme LaQueer performance in S04E04, itself supposed to be imitating Lucille Ball.*
12:02 - Regina George was the queen bee of the popular girls in the movie Mean Girls.
12:10- Basic bitches not wanted is from a video by Youtuber Lohanthony. It was also referred to in Season 6 in a Shemail message and by Khloé Kardashian on episode 1.*
13:12 - Tuckahoe also has a prison for ladies, featured in S4E03.
13:28 - Ru is referring to 'Lipstick lesbians', slang for a lesbian or a bisexual woman who exhibits a greater amount of feminine gender attributes.
13:44 - But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks...is the original Romeo and Juliet line.
13:47 - Cupcake is the prostitute alias RuPaul used as Starrbooty in the movie Starrbooty (2007).
15:28 - We often hear 'Places people! places!'. Is it a reference to something or just an industry term?
15:31 - 'Let's make magic!' It's a quote from Aladdin, but the movie itself is probably sourcing it from elsewhere. Help?
15:55 - Ru is making a pun on narrator and Nair, a body hair removal product.
16:02 - Hogwart is the school the wizard Harry Potter from the book saga of the same name goes to. Kennedy and Kandy's characters are witches, like in the original McBeth.
16:18 - The 'Cheer Supreme' is likely a reference to American Horror Story: Coven.
17:23 - You can see Pearl bumping her head on the sign in the background.
17:29 - Jasmine is referencing Lohanthony's basic bitches video.
18:18 - Another Day in Paradise is a 1989 song from Phil Collins.
21:37 - A beard is a term used to refer to a closeted gay man's cover girlfriend.
21:43 - The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by Shakespeare.
21:45 - Carson is probably referencing this scene from Mommy Dearest
21:49 - 2 Broke Girl chronicles the lives of two waitresses in their mid twenties: Max Black (Kat Dennings), the child of a poor working-class mother and an unknown father, and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs), who was born rich but is now disgraced and penniless due to her father getting caught operating a Bernard Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme.
21:57 - Mel B. used to be in the Spice Girls, the most successful all-girls band of all time.
22:20 - 'Hair on your chinny chin chin' is from the folktale Three Little Pigs and has been used in the show a lot since Jujubee used it in the reading challenge in Season 2.
22:34 - Tim Burton (film director) and Salvador Dali (painter) are both known for quirky, dark esthetics.
22:39 - Michelle's saying "toosh-gay", a pun to rhyme with touché, referencing Max's fencing mask and foil.
22:35 - Carson's "Surely you joust?" is a pun on the phrase "Surely you jest?". Jousting is a martial game or hastilude between two horsemen each wielding a lance, jest is the old word for joke.
22:43 - A merkin is a pubic wig. It's also a reference, possibly, to Britney Spear's song 'Kill the lights'.
22:57 - A Van Dyke is a type of beard. A diesel dyke is a very butch lesbian
23:07 - Michelle is referring to tampon ads for models with wigs.
23:12 - ZZ Top is an American rock band whose members are all bearded.
23:24 - Cruella Depilatory is a pun on Cruella de Vil, the antagonist in the movie The 101 Dalmatians.
23:34 - Miss Jackson if you're nasty is from the song Nasty, by Janet Jackson.. The song was a lipsynch song in the third episode of All-Stars + that quote was also used in S3's QNN episode's minichallenge on India Ferrah by RuPaul. Also used by Ben de la Crème shortly after her entrance in Season 6.*
23:37 - Mister T is a bearded black wrestler. His catchphrase was 'I pity the fool'.
23:55 - Ginger Grant is the 'movie star' from the sitcom Gilligan's Island. Ulysses S. Grant was the President of the United States from 1869-1877.
24:02 - Carson is alluding to how the musician Prince changed his name in 1993 to a symbol nobody could pronounce and became known as 'The Artist formerly known as Prince'.
24:13 - A beaver is a nickname for a vagina, and a swiffer is a type of brooom to clean the floors.
24:22 - Katya's dressed as Abraham (Babe-raham) Lincoln, president of the U.S. from 1861 to his assassination in 1865. The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves and was the trigger for the American Civil War. Lincoln led the North, which is why Katya says she's coming for the South first.
24:31 - Lincoln was assassinated in a theater, which is why Kat Dennings is warning her not to go there.
24:46 - "LumberJackée" (pronounced Jack-EH) is a portmanteau of lumberjack and Jackée Harry (probably best known as Lisa on Sister Sister) an actress. The judges mimic her speaking voice when critiquing Jasmine.*
24:51 - The shade of it all is usually attributed to S4's Latrice Royale.
24:55 - 'The devil made me do it!' is a catchphrase from Geraldine Jones, a sassy woman, played by comedian Flip Wilson on his eponymous 1970s shows, who had a killer boyfriend. Also a song by RuPaul.
25:03 - Not today Satan, not today! is a catchphrase from Season 6's Bianca Del Rio.
25:09 - Doctor Zhivago is a novel and movie set in the last days of Imperial Russia, not sure why they see a ressemblance though. Rasputin, maybe?
25:12 - Hairy box = vagina.
25:19 - Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the 20th centurym the archetype of the evil criminal genius and somewhat of an Asian stereotype. 'You'd better work!' is from RuPaul's song Supermodel of the World.
25:27 - Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 comedy-drama starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to the days of her senior year in high school in 1960s.
25:30 - Here's an example of the 1956 Dior silhouette.
25:37 - The pig blood is a reference to the movie Carrie (1974), where the title character gets drenched in pig blood at her prom and goes psycho. Also referenced in Season 3's comedy challenge by Raja.
26:15 - Trixie is switching the CUNT acronym to CUTN so it can rhyme with swerve. 'In a world of...' is also a cliché sentence used in most movie trailers.
26:57 - RuPaulogize was a word made up by Willam in S4's reunion. He also made a video about it.
26:59 - Calm down Beyoncé! was said first Bianca Del Rio in Season 6 to Trinity K. Bonet.
27:02 - Backrolls! was famously said by Alyssa Edwards in reaction to a comment by Jade Jolie in Season 5.
27:17 - How is she though? is a Gia Gunn catchphrase, said in Season 6.
27:25 - Yes Gawd! is a Laganja Estranja catchphrase, said in Season 6.
27:45 - Kai-kai is when two drag queens sleep together.
28:00 - 'Teenage Suicide, don't do it' is a song from the movie Heathers, a major inspiration in S3's drama.
28:26 - The Season of the Witch is a 1973 film by George A. Romero about a housewife who discovers with her friends that a local woman practices witchcraft. Also a 2011 movie with Nicolas Cage.
28:45 - Not on tonight! is a quote from S6's Alyssa Edwards.
29:08 - Wicked! is a Broadway musical about the witches from the Wizard of Oz.
29:30 - A drink with a shot of drain killer is a plot device used in the movie 'Heathers' (1988).
29:49 - Byieeeee is a take on S5's Alaska's signature Hieeeeee.
30:08 - Masterpiece Theater is a TV show best known for presenting adaptations of novels and biographies. A queef is a vaginal fart.
31:14 - Get thee to a nunnery! is a quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
35:23 - A messy bottom is a passive gay sexual partner who does not clean up properly before anal sex.
35:30 - The 'able' refers to Abraham, 'Abe', Lincoln.
36:10 - Salts of lithium are used as mood-stabilizing drugs, primarily in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
37:35 - Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown is from Shakespeare's Henry IV.
40:52 - If music be the food of love, play on! is from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
The timeline is from the torrent I got from the show...sorry, it was for science! The * indicates another user helped with the inclusion, look below for the discussion!
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