1/8/24...     15,031.69

      1/8/24...     15,032.37

     6/27/13…    15,000.00


(THE DOW JONES INDEX: 1/15/24... 37,592.98; 1/8/24... 37,466.11; 6/27/13… 15,000.00)




Something about small islands streaming and steaming in the sun as have inspired sages from Ernest Hemingway to Bob Marley to Dolly Parton also set the salivaries of billionaires, perverts and billionaire perverts to glowing and glimmering.

Islands upon which a (rich) man can be King of All That He Surveys.  (I’m trying to think of a small island ruled by a woman or even women, but all that comes to mind are fictitious places like Themyscira or that island hideaway depicted in perhaps the most prescient political and gender movie ever created – Lina Wertmuller’s “Summer Night”.  Can’t think of anything real.  Too bad.  Oprah would make a good Island Queen... wasn’t that a lesser Elton John song?... or a Kardashian dynastic retreat.  Instead, we endure… on Lanai… Larry Ellison (fourth richest and the man responsible for more misery among poor and working-class Joneses than any six others), Sir Richard Branson on Necker, Mel Gibson on Mago, the Onassis clan on Skorpios.  Not to mention King Kong.

(See a few whys and wherefores of these amond the alphabetied takeaways to Attachment One, below)


So powerful was Jeffy in life and so potently noxious in death, that his memoirs and masquerade accounts were locked away in a lock-box or a government vault until


On December 18, 2023, federal judge Loretta Preska ruled that sealed documents from Virginia Giuffre’s settled 2015 defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell would be released as early as January 1, 2024. Forty-five documents were ultimately released on the evening of January 3. 

New York Magazine printed a master, alphabetized list of persons with some connection to Epstein – said list being reproduced here as Attachment “A” with a few more named gleaned from other media sources, five of the most comprehensive being attached within said Attachment... designated by their source and by colorization as well as specific reference.  A substantial minority of the Epstein contactees were mentioned on more than one source.

(Attorneys for the publications included have been careful to state that “None of the documents directly implicates any of the Epstein associates named except for Maxwell, who is serving a 20-year sentence for her role in Epstein’s trafficking scheme.”)

Between the flight logs, Epstein’s black book, and all the reporting on his society connections, New York... contending that “most of the names in the unsealed documents are already known — a reason Judge Preska cited when she ruled to release the documents” stated that “(m)ore will be released in the coming days as attorneys of those named review the information” and, in fact there were a total of five so-called “document dumps” – the last taking place on Wednesday, January 10th.

The three largest non-New York “dumps” acquired on the evening of January 3rd and occurring to the tabloid-thirsty public on or shortly after the fourth included offerings from the Guardian U.K. (first out of the box as Attachment “A”:One, at 5:18 EST so as to serve the earlier-rising British market), from Time (Attachment “A”:Two, released 12:05 PM and updated at 12:59PM)... both of which were immediately printed on Thursday, and from the New York Post (Attachment “A”:Three, also first published on Thursday, but updated on Saturday the sixth at 2:59PM).


GUK’s explanation of the unsealing noted that its names were contained in court documents filed as part of Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell; the documents include excerpts of depositions and motions in this case. The British socialite was convicted in December 2021 of sex trafficking and similar charges for procuring teen girls for disgraced financier Epstein.

“Giuffre, who claimed that Epstein and Maxwell forced her into a sexual encounter with Britain’s Prince Andrew at age 17, had sued the publishing heiress for defamation after claiming the accuser lied. Giuffre settled her lawsuit against Maxwell in 2017.

“In 2021, Giuffre sued Prince Andrew over the alleged sexual abuse. The suit settled in early 2022. Andrew has always strenuously denied any wrongdoing. As part of the settlement, he agreed to donate to Giuffre’s victims’ rights charity.”

The documents’ release is among several tranches of filings in Giuffre’s civil case that were unsealed following the Miami Herald’s years-long effort to make them public.

“Giuffre claimed that Maxwell lured her into Epstein’s perverse orbit under the false pretense of work as a professional masseuse. Instead, Giuffre said, Maxwell “trained me as a sex slave”, according to a filing in that set of unsealed court papers.

Prior to the unsealing, the names were listed in court papers as variants of J Doe. Many of the names are people who had been publicly identified as Epstein associates prior to this unsealing.

In another deposition, Maxwell appears to say that Andrew visited Epstein’s Island in the US Virgin Islands. Epstein has been accused of abusing numerous girls on this island.

“Were you present on the island when Prince Andrew visited?” Maxwell was asked.

She responded in the affirmative and, when asked how many times, she said: “I can only remember once.” When asked if there were any girls on the island at that time, Maxwell insisted: “There were no girls on the island at all. No girls, no women, other than the staff who work at the house.”

One document included a deposition given by Johanna Sjoberg, whom Maxwell allegedly procured for the purpose of performing sex acts on Epstein.

Sjoberg said in her deposition that Epstein “said one time that Clinton likes them young, referring to girls”.

“In 2019, Clinton’s spokesperson Angel Ureña denied claims made about Clinton’s involvement with Epstein and wrote in a statement on Twitter that “President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York.”

Sjoberg also said that the late musician Michael Jackson was at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, and that she met the famed magician David Copperfield.

“Did you ever meet anybody famous when you were with Jeffrey? she was asked. “I met Michael Jackson … at [Epstein’s] house in Palm Beach.”

Asked whether she massaged Jackson, Sjoberg said: “I did not.”

As for Copperfield, Sjoberg said that he attended dinner at one of Epstein’s homes and “he did some magic tricks”.

Donald Trump, whose association with Epstein has been widely reported, was also mentioned in the documents; the former US president is not accused of wrongdoing. In Sjoberg’s deposition, she said that they went to one of Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City when a storm prevented Epstein’s plane from landing in New York City.

“Jeffrey said, Great, we’ll call up Trump and we’ll go to – I don’t recall the name of the casino, but – we’ll go to the casino.” Asked at one point whether she ever gave Trump a massage, Sjoberg said “no”.

The deposition also includes Sjoberg’s account of allegedly meeting Prince Andrew at Epstein’s New York home. “Ghislaine asked me to come to a closet. She just said, Come with me. We went to a closet and grabbed the puppet, the puppet of Prince Andrew,” she said in the deposition.

 “And I knew it was Prince Andrew because I had recognized him as a person. I didn’t know who he was. And so when I saw the tag that said Prince Andrew, then it clicked. I’m like, that’s who it is.”

Sjoberg and Maxwell then returned to the living room with the puppet. “I just remember someone suggesting a photo, and they told us to go get on the couch. And so Andrew and Virginia sat on the couch, and they put the puppet, the puppet on her lap,” Sjoberg recalled. “And so then I sat on Andrew’s lap, and I believe on my own volition, and they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine.”

In a January 2015 email exchange, Epstein told Maxwell: “You have done nothing wrong and i woudl [sic] urge you to start acting like it … go outside, head high, not as an esacping [sic] convict. go to parties. deal with it.”

In another 2015 email, Epstein tells Maxwell she “can issue a reward” to any of Giuffre’s friends to “prove her allegations are false”, including what Epstein said was a “new version” of a claim that the renowned English theoretical physicist Steven Hawking had participated in an “underage orgy” in the Virgin Islands. Hawking, who died in 2018, has not been accused of a crime related to Epstein.

A large collection of documents in Giuffre’s civil case were also unsealed in August 2019. Those papers included accusations, since denied, that global leaders were participants in Epstein’s trafficking ring.

Epstein was arrested on 6 July 2019 for sex trafficking. He was found dead in his jail cell on 10 August of that year; authorities determined that he hanged himself.

Maxwell was sentenced in June 2022 to 20 years imprisonment. She has maintained her innocence and is appealing her conviction.

Time’s list of names names derives from an order, in December, byU.S. District Judge Loretta Preska. who ordered the documents to be released, though she gave people until Jan. 1 to appeal the order in case they did not want their name to be revealed. “The names of victims who were minors when they suffered abuse were not released, though some have previously spoken out about Epstein’s actions in media interviews.”  

While most of the celebrities listed denied that they had ever availed themselves of Epstein’s services, connections to Epstein had previously led high-level executives to resign from their positions, including Barclays chief executive Jes Staley. Jean-Luc Brunel, a French modeling agent suspected of scouting girls for Epstein, killed himself in a Paris jail in 2022 while awaiting trial for rape accusations.

Prince Andrew—the younger brother of King Charles III—was one of the names referenced in the documents, mentioned by a witness for touching her breast (or, as above, perhaps for inducing a puppet to do so).

Perhaps the puppet was only hoping that his collusion would lead to Andrew making him “a real boy.” 

Andrew was also previously accused of raping Giuffre when she was a teenager. After a lawsuit filed by Giuffre in 2021 and amid growing public pressure, Andrew was forced to relinquish his military titles and public duties—even as he repeatedly denied the allegations. The two settled the lawsuit in 2022 after Andrew paid Giuffre an undisclosed sum of money.

Beyond Giuffre and Sjoberg, other “entertainers” in Jeffrey’s orbit included one Jennifer Araoz, one of the victims, said that Epstein would invite her to his house and pay her hundreds of dollars after her visit. While they initially spoke about her life and goals, he later became abusive, Araoz said

It was another incident involving an unnamed minor that resulted in Palm Beach police eventually charging Epstein with counts of unlawful sex with the jailbait in May 2006, in which case then-State Attorney Barry Krischer sent the case to a grand jury, which indicted him with one count of soliciting prostitution. This caused the FBI to open a federal investigation against Epstein, who ended up serving a short 18-month sentence in 2008 for recruiting an underage girl for prostitution after he struck a plea deal with U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta to avoid being charged with any federal crimes – which convition was revisited by the Miami Herald a decade later and then by federal prosecutors, who looked at his behavior dating back to between 2002 and 2005.

He was facing charges for sex trafficking and conspiracy in July 2019 when one month later, he died by suicide in a New York federal jail. The investigation continued after his passing, leading prosecutors to convict Maxwell for sex crimes in connection to her dealing with Epstein. 

The New York Post’s roster of presumed, assumed and tangential Epstein associates painted a “troubling picture” of Epstein’s double life as an ace financier who used his wealth and connections to victimize dozens of young women.

The 191 newly unsealed documents are part of a larger group of about 250 that are expected to be released in the coming days — naming more than 170 people with ties to Epstein, including victims, former employees and presumed innocents like late-night host Jimmy Kimmel who did not appear in the documents, “but was forced to defend himself from trolls in the hours before the formal release began,” the Post reported.

Among the not-so-innocents, “Epstein’s former butler, Juan Alessi, claimed Andrew received “daily” massages when he “spent weeks” at his boss’ Palm Beach, Florida, mansion, causing the anti-monarchy group Republic to report randy Andy to London’s Metropolitan Police and demanded a renewed investigation.

“It’s simple — the royals should not be above the law. Accusations of criminality should always be investigated thoroughly. THAT’S WHY THE MET MUST ACT,” the group posted on X.

Another, even more important importancer — former President Bill Clinton, who flew on Epstein’s private jet multiple times — has denied having any knowledge of the creep’s crimes.

In Thursday night’s Doc Dump Two, it was revealed that the former president allegedly stormed into the Vanity Fair newsroom and “threatened” staffers to not publish stories about sex-trafficking allegations against “his good friend” Jeffrey Epstein.

The claim was mentioned by Epstein accuser Giuffre in a 2011 email exchange with a journalist from the Daily Mail, Sharon Churcher.

Several references to Clinton in the document trove relate to Giuffre’s allegation Maxwell told her that she had flown the former president to Epstein’s private island on a helicopter.


Also, Epstein allegedly forced a Jane Doe 3 to “have sexual relations” with his lawyer, former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, when she was a “minor,” according to claims in the documents.

In a newly unsealed 2011 email, Churcher appears to remind Giuffre about Dershowitz’s presence in Epstein’s inner circle.

“Don’t forget Alan Dershowitz… JE’ s buddy and lawyer -good name for your pitch,” Churcher wrote, noting Dershowitz’s ties with Claud von Bülow, who was convinced and then acquitted of the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny.

“We all suspect Alan is a pedo and tho no proof of that, you probably met him when he was hanging put [sic] w JE,” Churcher added.

In June 2016, Judge Robert Sweet of the Southern District of New York denied Giuffre’s attorneys’ attempt to depose Clinton in her suit against Maxwell, writing that they had not established the “relevance” of the former president’s testimony, a court ruling released on Friday, January fifth, revealed.

And perhaps Epstein’s strangest (alleged) sex party partaker was theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.  Epstein offered a reward to Giuffre’s friends, acquaintances and even family members in order to “help prove” that her allegations that participated in an “underage orgy” were false, an unsealed email between him and Maxwell stated.

Other bumps and nodes fingered by Giuffre, Sjobert and others of Jeffy’s harem included Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, former Vice President Al Gore, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, Leslie Wexner, Epstein’s financial adviser and one-time business partner and casino-hopping Donald Trump (above and Attachment One, below).


In the final doc dumps, Forbes reported that a different “Sarah”... Sarah Ransome, another alleged victim of the financier’s sex trafficking ring... testified that she had sex-tapes proving that the Epstein Octobus had ensnared Prince Andrew and UK billionaire Richard Branson, among others. In a New Yorker article released in 2019, Ms. Ransome said that “she had invented the tapes to draw attention to Epstein’s behavior, and to make him believe that she had ‘evidence that would come out if he harmed me’”.

Monday’s tranche of documents focused on a long legal brief referencing the emails Ransome, one of the other Epstein accusers who filed a similar suit against Maxwell in 2017. In the letter to the court, attorneys representing Dershowitz argued these emails show Ransome’s “testimony was fabricated from whole cloth” and that she “manifestly lacks credibility as a witness.” And, the Post opined, Ransome has proven inconsistent, making shocking allegations, but later recanting them

Transcripts of Jeff and Ghislaine’s depositions dating back a generation reveal a chatty Maxwell while Epstein took the Fifth Amendment upon questions such as whether he’d journeyed with Slick Willie to China, Singapore, Bangkok and Russia in May of 2002 (by which time Clinton was already an Ex- ), and whether he had procured companions for former SecTreas Larry Summers, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Dershowitz.

“1,199. That’s the number of times Jeffrey Epstein pleaded the fifth during his deposition by Giuffre’s lawyers in September 2016,” Forbes reported, “exercising his constitutional right preventing self-incrimination.”


The last... if you believe... of the authorities’ declassified déclassé files were sprung on a waiting, baited world Wednesday morning, revealing a few new tropes and triumphs, a lot of old gigs and gossip (breathily denied by the named, defamed and infamed) and erectly walking dead.

BBC reporter Max Matza, having perused 1,400 pages of the “fifth and final batch of court documents” cited one of Ms. Giuffre’s attorneys who asked Epstein whether the “detailed reports” he commandeered from her about powerful men such as Andrew were intended to be used as "blackmail material".

Jeffy, unsurprisingly, took the Fifth... over five hundred times within these documents.  (Attachment “A”4, Jan. 9th)

The Duke of York has previously told the BBC he had no memory of ever meeting Ms Giuffre, who alleged she was told to have sex with him on several occasions.

In 2022, he paid her an undisclosed sum to settle her sex-assault lawsuit against him, but did so with no admission of wrongdoing or liability.

In her 2016 deposition released on Tuesday, Ms Giuffre said she was paid between $10,000 to $15,000 (£7,900 to £11,800) for one sexual encounter with the prince.

She testified she had been paid $160,000 by a media organisation for two articles and a photo showing her with Prince Andrew.

Ms Giuffre also denied ever having been sex-trafficked to any "presidents", but maintained she was made to have sex with "a well-known prime minister", adding “...this is not a good person to talk about and I'm not going to, point blank, I'm not going to say his name."

But a new kid on the block (who, of course, denied her claims) was former Senator and former US peace envoy George Mitchell, who replied to the BBC: "The allegation contained in the released documents is false. I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms Giuffre."

The fingered dead... Minsky and Brunei included... neither confirmed nor denied her accusations.


Also reporting on the fifth and last batch of docs, NBC (Attachment “A”5, Jan. 9th, updated Jan. 10th) interviewed Ms. Giuffre, whose memory proved a little bit hazy... due, perhaps, to uer use of Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, as well as ecstasy, cannabis and alcohol.

Nonetheless, Prince Andrew declined comment on her statement that Giuffre said Epstein paid her $15,000 to have sex with him in 2011.



Giuffree also testified that she also met former President Donald Trump but never witnessed him doing anything untoward.

Clinton and Trump were also mentioned in more unsealed depositions from Maxwell and an Epstein accuser, Johanna Sjoberg, who said Maxwell recruited her as a massage therapist while she attended Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001. Neither of the former presidents is accused of wrongdoing in the depositions.

In response to the release of Ransome’s 2016 emails, Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said that “these baseless accusations have been fully retracted because they are simply false and have no merit.”


This brings us to our undear, self-departed Jeffrey Epstein... rather lame in the billionaire business with only slightly over half a marker at the time of his disconveyance from the world of work and play... but certainly high atop the hill of rockinrollin’ revels in his day on his fantasy island of Little Saint James.

Epstein, who committed suicide... perhaps, the People’s Jury’s still out on that... as an alternative to life in prison and a probable role-switching rollover, had more friends than Matthew Perry in his day; loyal friends, powerful friends and, of course, rich friends.  He became the go-bro to a certain sort of influencees by virtue, or vice, of his armada of hired, induced or coerced Island Ladies... creatures of the night, the sun; anything a man could want for a small consideration of cash or favors.  He was the white Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite, Denis Hof fondling rumps in Pahrump, “Kramer” strutting down the “Seinfeld” street in his pimp duds.

Trump has previously said he had not been in touch with Epstein for 15 years before his death, and in 2019, he said he was “not a fan” of Epstein’s.  Neither did Epstein have much truck with Trump (see Attachment Seven)



Profiled on Thursday, January 5th by Kate Gibson of CBS, the network ventured back into the past, when Epstein... “the grandson of Jewish immigrants - raised in Brooklyn, where he excelled in math and graduated from high school early, briefly attending Cooper Union and New York University,” and then, subsequently, securing a lowly teaching job at the progressive Dalton School, from which he was fired in 1976 for “poor performance”.  (Attachment One, Jan. 5th)

Downward mobility as found him tutoring the idle offspring of the New York rich turned around when one of his clients, Alan Greenberg, CEO of the Bear Stearns Investment  Bank, surmised something splendid and gave him a job as a money manager.  When the firm collapsed in 2008, following the housing crash, Epstein failed upwards once again, amassing a roster of private clients... billionaires including Wexner, founder and CEO of L Brands (including Victoria’s Secret), and Apollo Global Management Chairman Leon Black. Black paid Epstein $158 million for tax and estate planning services according to the Senate Finance Committee. 

For more than a decade, Epstein was Wexner's personal money manager and business adviser, making hundreds of millions of dollars managing Wexner's billions.  During his tenure, he borrowed heavily from Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and others/

According to the Guardian U.K., he enjoyed spending money as much as he enjoyed making it.

Operating at the center of a “globe-spanning network of the rich, famous and powerful,” the documents released on Wednesday were shocking in revealing the sheer magnitude of his elite circle.

They were only the first to “flesh out the extraordinary web Epstein and Maxwell spun as they hosted party after party at homes across the globe and as they created a horrifying sex-trafficking network that preyed on teen girls.”  The remaining four dumps added more names... validated and rumoured to the simmering stew of high-profile sex criminals.

GUK’s roster of probables to certains included Clinton, the former US president who one Epstein victim claimed she was told by Epstein “likes them young”, to “Prince Andrew, singer Michael Jackson, French hairdresser Frédéric Fekkai, “model scout” (and sex-crime suicide) Jean-Luc Brunel, magician David Copperfield and acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking.”  (January 3rd, Attachment Two)

Acknowledging that false information may have arisen, GUK nonetheless contended that the accusations against nearly two hundred pillars of... whatever... have fallen into a “reputational black hole.”

The documents with the unredacted names of about 150 people have begun to be made public after a long legal fight. After Maxwell’s criminal conviction, she lifted her objection to the release of files from Giuffre’s defamation suit against her, setting in motion Wednesday’s document dump, which had been eagerly awaited by media and the general public across the world.

A lawsuit by the Miami Herald, which broke the first stories on Epstein’s trafficking of underage girls in Florida, then forced the release of the sealed court documents.

In an article soon before the release began, the outlet said that the names in Epstein’s orbit “could finally bring to rest years of speculation about who among the rich and powerful were participants in the Palm Beach resident’s sordid world of sexual abuse”.

By the time that the AP released its report, updated on January 6th, (Attachment Three) the heft of the allegations had reached over 3,000 pages.  Among the newer disclosures were...

a trip to Africa by former President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Chris Tucker. The five-day tour of Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa was intended to draw attention to the fight against AIDS. (One hopes that safe sex measures were taken.)

a New York Magazine profile in which Florida and Gotham neighbor Trump said “(h)e’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

the first of his convictions... pleading guilty to a charge involving a single victim which earned him 13 months in a jail work-release program, after which he “quietly started rebuilding his network of influential friends.”

Giuffre’s allegations of abuse have “changed over time”.  She initially she was 15 when Epstein began to abuse her, “but she later acknowledged that she met him the summer she turned 17.

“Many of the documents unsealed in recent days involve efforts by Maxwell’s lawyers to discredit Giuffre, and Giuffre’s lawyers’ efforts to gather evidence backing up her accounts.

“The records released in the case have contained scant evidence of wrongdoing by famous figures, but testimony from multiple witnesses confirmed Giuffre’s accounts of Epstein’s sexual misconduct.”

The legal squabbles continued postmortem as a consequence of conspiracy theories contending that Epstein had been murdered by Clinton, or Andrew, or Hawking... someone!  “But multiple investigations, including an autopsy and FBI probe,” contended GUK. “have concluded Epstein died by suicide.”


In addition to his wanderings through Florida, New York and the Caribbean, the doc dump revealed 'disgusting' activities at Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch.  (KOAT Albuquerque, Attachment Three)

The station disclosed that their bailiwick was the subject of more than 900 pages of documents describing what occurred at the New Mexico mansion he called the Zorro Ranch until the fox lost his cunning, then freedom, then life to Ms. Giuffre’s posse of hounds and hunters.  (Don Jones now knows why Epstein always wore that black mask during his nocturnal prowling in commission of his “horrific acts”!)

In the documents, Giuffre says she was recruited at the age of 16 to give what was called massages inside Epstein’s estate to the rich and powerful. These massages are alleged in the documents to include nudity, sex acts and sex toys,” KOAT legal expert John Day reported.  Giuffre reportedly “met a president of a foreign country here in New Mexico. His name was still sealed.”

Other cocky cowboys included Richardson, then Governor of New Mexico, Dershowitz, Slick Willie, Andrew and more, yet to be identified.  “It's definitely a list that these people wish they weren't on,” Day said.

More documents are expected to be released, KOAT repored, and “we continue to search through them to find more connections to the Land of Enchantment.”

There’s a strange disconnect among Jeffy’s Presidential patrons... the Washpost on the morning after the first doc dump reporting that Trump partied with Epstein, but his supporters are convinced the documents will ultimately “sully Democrats.” (Attachment Four)

“Days before a federal court late Wednesday began identifying dozens of associates of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein,” the Post predicted, “one far-right website” posted that former president Bill Clinton would top a new “Epstein client list.”

Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr. and political allies such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) all posted about the release on social media, warning of a coverup of alleged Epstein conspirators.

And they were all right, sort of... Slick Willie did top the list, but had to share credit with Sick Andy and Djonald Dick.

“A widespread belief among Epstein’s alleged victims that his wealth and connections led to a miscarriage of justice reinforces Trump supporters’ hostility toward the legal system as Trump faces four criminal cases while campaigning for a second presidential term.

“This is made-up outrage in an election year,” said Jose Lambiet, a longtime South Florida gossip columnist turned private investigator. “The real outrage is that this case is treated as a political pawn when it should be about underage girls who were harassed and sexually abused.”

“Epstein, accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and young women, pleaded guilty in Florida state court in 2008 to two felony counts and served only 13 months in jail. Intense public scrutiny of the case, led by the Miami Herald, led to Epstein’s arrest in July 2019 on federal charges of sex trafficking minors. He pleaded not guilty and died by suicide one month later,” the WashPost recapitulated... also dredging up Sjoberg and Ransome.

“I don’t think there will be any really big surprises, but the name Epstein has turned into such a nuclear disaster that people in his periphery get smeared,” victim attorney Spencer Kuvin said.

Even Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is making a long-shot bid for president as an independent, was asked recently about whether he traveled on Epstein’s plane. He said on Fox News that he and his family flew on Epstein’s plane twice in 1993, long before “his nefarious issues.”

“Terrific guy,” Trump said of Epstein in 2002. “He’s a lot of fun to be with.”

More recently, Trump has said that he was “not a fan” of Epstein’s and that they had a falling out nearly 20 years ago. 

The Jeffrey Epstein case “involves all the factors that make for an intriguing story — royalty, money, politics, power and sex,” Kuvin said. “And you’ve got two highly polarizing former presidents connected. It’s a story that will never die.”


Time opinionator-emeritus Philip Elliott agreed, calling the doc dump “partisan catnip—facts be damned.”  (Attachment Five)

Further, the papers were seized upon by conspiracy theorists whose imaginations ranged far beyond the admittedly strange and gruesome facts... blood drinking, Muslim brotherhoods and Hollywood cabals (presumably Jewish); and some moldy golden oldies like the pizza parlour pedophiles and the hit on Epstein sanctioned by then-Attorney General Bill Barr. who “signed off on it to protect his boss, Trump.

“No jury heard these witnesses in this civil case, and a fight over opening up these interviews has gone on for years. Some of the worst claims are based on memories of conversations with Epstein, who is no longer around to corroborate his side of the story. A judge might have treated other aspects of the tales as hearsay and blocked jurors from hearing any of this at all...” just as some redacted the names and private information of Jeffy’s underaged victims.

But, as Elliott concluded, “in an environment that treats everything like a partisan contest, even tales of sexual exploitation can fall to gamification..

Forbes (Jan 9th, updated 10th, Attachment Six) included on its abbreviated list of whatever comes beneath persons of interest, as comes beneath suspects, as comes beneath convicts.  All the old hitmakers were there... Trump and Clinton, Prince Andrew, Al Gore, billionaires Richard Branson, Tom Pritzker, Glenn Dubin and Wexner, former Gov. Richardson, Marvin Minsky, and Dershowitz plus a handful of new faces,,, one Maria Farmer, who, Maxwell stated in her deposition, “was painting or something in Ohio, and (Epstein) let her stay at a place that he had.”  The location, details and provenance of this Ohio hideaway wasn’t mentioned in other testimony.

Interrogated in September, 2016, before his conviction and mysterious or not-so-mysterious demise, Epstein took the Fifth no less than 1,199 times.


As for Trump, a supplement to New York Magazine’s comprehensive list (Attachment “A”) from the Independent U.K. detailed his “proclivities” which the Brits called “incendiary”.  Ransome, whose truthiness has come into question, said that an anonymous “friend” had told her that Ol’ 45 liked her “pert nipples” while the slightly more reliable Sjoberg told of Trump’s airplane rides with the dead pedophile.

Newsweek, detailing New York Southern District Judge Loretta Preska’s habit of designating 187 of Epstein’s colluders, collaborators and clients as “Does”, cited a Business Insider investigation wherein Doe 174, "checks all the boxes" to be Trump.  (Jan. 10th, Attachment Six)

Two of Doe 174's documents are part of Epstein accuser Johanna Sjoberg's deposition, “in which she testified Epstein planned to call Trump and go to one of his casinos. Sjoberg later testified that she never massaged Trump and Newsweek stated that “(n)one of the papers that Doe 174 was mentioned in includes any allegations of wrongdoing toward Trump.”

In fact, according to The Wrap, also from January 10th (Attachment Seven), Epstein’s brother Mark told English tabloidster Piers Morgan that Epstein halted his relationship with Donald Trump once he “realized he was a crook...” pedophilia apparently not being recognized as criminality. 

“What information do you think he had on Donald Trump, for example, that could have disqualified him?” Morgan asked. 

“I don’t know any specific information,” Epstein responded. “But I’ve also heard Jeffrey say that he stopped hanging out with Donald Trump when he realized Trump was a crook.”

Mark Epstein also told Morgan that he believed his brother’s jailhouse suicide was masterminded by then Aygee Bill Barr – an allegation supported by the Trump-simpatico New York Post which, also on Wednesday, reported that Gwendolyn Beck, disgraced New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s ex-girlfriend and Mordan Stanley investment banker turned rejected Congressional candidate, allegedly participated in orgies with Epstein and underage girls.  (Attachment Eight)

Beck had been previously photographed with Epstein and Maxwell, at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in 1995.

She was also pictured five years later back at the Florida estate with Epstein, Prince Andrew and Trump’s then-girlfriend Melania Knauss.

Her 2014 campaign for Congress was even bolstered by a $12,600 donation from Epstein — his only political contribution that year, according to Arlington Now.  She wound up losing that Virginia race to Democrat Don Beyer after securing only 2.7% of the vote.

Beck said at the time she asked a number of billionaires in her Rolodex for donations, and accepted one from Epstein out of “forgiveness,” following the financier’s conviction for having sex with minors and subsequent jail time in Florida.

“Although humanly flawed, he can be a great asset to our nation because he understands finance on a level most people can’t comprehend,” she added, prior to his next (and last) encounter with the law.

Reporting upon Ransome’s reporting, the Guardian U.K. (Jan. 8th, Attachment Nine) reported that one of the documented consequences of Prince Andrew’s jollities here and about with Epstein’s “escorts” was that he had to “(step) down from public life” after paying millions to settle a civil sexual assault case with Virginia Giuffre, “a woman he claimed never to have met.”

The pervo-Prince was “cast out of the working monarchy and no longer uses his HRH style after Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17,” according to GUK.

In one of the documents released last Monday, Ransome wrote in the emails: “When my friend had sexual intercourse with Clinton, Prince Andrew and Richard Branson, sex tapes were in fact filmed on each separate occasion by Jeffrey.

“Thank God she managed to get a hold of some footage of the filmed sex tapes, which clearly identify the faces of Clinton, Prince Andrew and Branson having sexual intercourse with her.

“Frustratingly enough Epstein was not seen in any of the footage but he was clever like that.

“When my friend eventually had the courage to speak out and went to the police in 2008 to report what had happened, nothing was done and she was utterly humiliated by the police department where she went to report what had happened with Epstein, Clinton, Branson and Prince Andrew.”


One might think the Rolling Stone’s “Eight Biggest Revelations” might have something to do with decadant rockstars, diddy-boppin’ rappers and slutty honky tonk country cousins getting their rocks off on Jeff-Again’s Island with, maybe, a sing-along after.  But no... Epstein was apparently not much of a music fan.  There were a few mentions of artistes like Phil Collins, Simon LeBon (Duran Duran), Kurt Cobain’s ex- Courtney Love and, of course, Mick Jagger... but solely as names in Jeffy’s little black book. 

Violinist Itzhak Perlman was also there, but none received as much space from the New York listings as Baba Wawa or Steve Bannon.  And, also, Prince Andrew’s ubiquitous puppet... of himself.  (Attachment Ten)  Billionaire Branson started out as a rock recording magnate and NDTV of India reported that one of Epstein’s entourage “had sex with another Prince in France.”  Could she have meant THE Prince?  The Purple Better One ain’t talking, being conveniently deceased.  Nonetheless it’s entertaining to contemplate a foursome of Epstein, one of his sex slaves, Prince and fellow dead Clinton prosecutor Kenneth Starr. 

NDTV focused on another billionaire Glenn Dubin... just a rich, somewhat boring investor except for the fact that he married a former Miss Sweden who obviously was going for the gold.  Despite Epstein's 2008 conviction, the Dubins maintained contact,” the Indians revealed, “even inviting him for Thanksgiving in 2009.”

The politically leftist but culturally far-right wokesters at GUK took an uncommon pleasure in scolding Dead Jeffrey as both a plutocrat and a libertine.

“The Epstein associates aren’t accused of committing any crimes,” acknowledged GUK opinionator Lucia Osborne-Crowley... well, there’s Kevin Spacey and, of course Djonald still UnChained.  But that doesn’t mean they didn’t do anything wrong,” she added.

They had sex.  Hot, politically incorrect sex.

“The morals we hold as a society are laid hideously bare in this latest trove of unsealed documents,” Lucia pontificated a week ago Saturday. (Attachment Twelve)

Boasting of her four years of following Epstein’s zombie around and finding the story “staggering”, sweet Lucia declared that: “The thing that shocks me even more than the graphic details I’ve learned from survivors that have never been made public is that this sex trafficking ring was known about and enabled by such an enormous group of people for perhaps as long as four decades.”

Giuffre, for example, alleges that former president Bill Clinton “walked into [Vanity Fair] and threatened them not to write sex trafficking articles about his good friend,” referring, Guiffre says, to  Epstein. “This is an allegation that has not been proved. But that doesn’t mean it is not worthy of further inquiry – and the same is true for so many other allegations in the Epstein files.

“If a person – particularly a person who has been elected as a role model – has knowledge of such serious allegations,” GUK raged, “they should be expected to investigate them further, rather than shutting them down.”

Or, if the potential for danger and destruction is too high, summon a higher power... like the police!


So there they were Epstein, again, Virginia, too.  Some billionaires, and their wives... some movie stars, professors, too, and freshly scrubbed Mary Anne’s from wheresoever... all on JeffAgain’s Island.

CBS undertook to solve the mysterious mysteries of Little Saint JamesEpstein's 72-acre island paradise, as included several villas and is about 2 miles off the coast of St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. (Attachment Thirteen)

They interviewed U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, who took office after Epstein's death sued his estate, ultimately garnering a $105 million settlement on behalf of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

While Epstein made donations to U.S. Virgin Islands government officials and schools, some said he still did not have the best reputation in the area.

George told CBS News in 2020 that she did not "think he was regarded as an upstanding member of the community." 

"It was public knowledge that he was a registered sex offender," she said.  *Jan 5th, Attachment Thirteen)

Epstein would fly into St. Thomas on a private jet, which "helps with the concealment," George said. From there, he would use two helicopters from Hyperion Air "to transport young women and underage girls between St. Thomas and Little St. James," according to George's lawsuit.

One 15-year-old alleged victim even tried to escape Little St. James by swimming, according to the lawsuit.

Before he faced sex trafficking charges in 2019, Epstein cut a deal with prosecutors in 2008 after pleading guilty to two state charges of soliciting prostitution from a minor in Florida. 

Under the non-prosecution agreement, Epstein pleaded guilty to lesser state charges and served 13 months in jail – spending most of that time on work release – after which JeffAgain returned to Little Saint James, again.

Detractors have referred to the property as “Pedophile Island” and his private jet the “Lolita Express”.


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CBS, Attachment Fourteen, also asked and answered a few questions about Little Saint James and its little sinners. (Attachment Fourteen) Questions Don Jones might ask, like...

Where exactly is Little St. James, Epstein's private island, and what did he do there?

Epstein's 72-acre island included several villas and is about 2 miles off the coast of St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

What allegedly happened on the island?

A.G. George  said the island was a place for Epstein to hide his criminal activity and when asked in 2020 why she was pursuing a lawsuit after his death, she answered: "Why not now?"

"I cannot speak to what happened in the past," she said. "What I do know is that because of Epstein's wealth and power he was able to conceal a lot of [redacted]."

“What happened to Epstein's island?”

In May, Forbes first reported billionaire Stephen Deckoff bought Little St. James and neighboring 160-acre Great St. James, both formerly owned by Epstein, for $60 million. Multiple villas, pools and a helipad sit on the islands.


Epstein’s brother, Mark still alleges that Jeffrey was murdered by persons unknown, acting under the guidance of then-AyGee Bill Barr.

In the months that followed Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Barr acknowledged he held initial suspicions about the death, but eventually placed the blame on a “perfect storm of screw-ups,” including several irregularities at the facility where Epstein was being held.  (The Hill, Attachment Fifteen)

“The irregularities included alleged negligence from the two officers charged with watching Epstein, chronic staffing shortages and outbreaks of violence at the federal bureau of Prisons,” The Associated Press reported.

“I can understand people who immediately, whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario because it was a perfect storm of screw-ups,” Barr told the AP in November, 2019.

Mark Epstein claimed his brother “had dirt on people,” and suggested foul play could’ve played a role.


He also told the rest of the pess that his brother was 'just having a good time'.  (Yahoo News via the Business Insider, Friday, Jan. 12th, Attachment Sixteen)

"He was just having a good time. Jeffrey liked to have a good time," Epstein told Leland Vittert of News Nation's "On Balance". "Unfortunately, he chose a..."

"There's, hold on," Vittert interrupted. "There's a, there's a big difference though between having..."

"I wasn't there," Epstein re-interrupted. "So if you're asking me to speculate, I really don't want to speculate because I wasn't there."

An estimated 45% of Americans believed in conspiracy theories regarding Jeffrey Epstein's death, according to a SurveyMonkey Audience poll by Business Insider.




Our Lesson: January Eighth through Fourteenth, 2024


Monday, January 8, 2024

Dow:  37,683,01

Back to work went ordinary jerks; their betters in business, culture and politics recovering from hangovers, sleepovers and... like Djonald (still) UnChained Himself, combovers... to walk or to stumble, winking (at the girls), Blinken (at the Jews) and nodding off on occasion from the sheer exhaustion and ennui of it all.

   The better businesspeople behind “Oppenheimer” had plenty to cheer about after winning five Golden Globes, including best drama, while “Barbie” was upset by something called “Poor Things”, something a mean girl trying to be polite might say.  Critics called novice host Joe Koy an Asian flop.

   One week away from the Iowa caucuses, Saint Ron and Nikki were crisscrossing the state, trying to garner support before tomorrow’s big storms.  While MidEast negotiations failed and Ukraine’s were nonexistent, Haley and Donald Trump allowed as how the Civil War didn’t have to happen, slavery could have been dealt away – a premise even DeSantis could ridicule.

   Crack-ups and cover-ups spread from Boeing... where the loose bolts on Alaska airplanes extended to other carriers... to the Pentagon, where DefSec Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization for cancer was concealed from President Joe for over a week – amidst combat with Iranian-backed insurrectionists in Iraq. Lebanon and Syria and with Houthi pirates attacking shipping in the Red Sea.  Biden was reported outraged... but Austin wasn’t fired and is said to be recovering.


Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Dow:  37,525.16

The coast-to-coast and Canada to Mexico storms take charge with record rain on the Pacific Coast, snowfall from the Rockies to the Midwest, cancelling Iowa campaigns, and tornados across the South.  49 of 50 states were hit with severe warnings, only North Dakota exempted.

   Black man wrongly convicted by corrupt cops in North Carolina is exonerated after forty years and gets a $25M settlement for his time served.  The rest of the usual old, cold and moldy legal battles resume after holidays.

   The Michigan Sign-Stealers stomp Washington to become the year’s college football champions, albeit tainted champs.  The Trump Chumps of the day were some of his attorneys, like John Sauer, ensnated in “Gotcha” testimony by Judge Pan over whether Executive Privilege conferred the right of an Executive to order Seal Team Six to assassinate a political rival. (Or, if not, can he sell pardons?)

   Armed gangs believed to be affiliated with Mexican cartels take over TV station in rapidly destabilizing Ecuador while at the Science Show in never-stable-to-begin-with Vegas, an Inventor creates an invisible television set.  Just what everybody needs!


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Dow:  37,695.13

As stormy weather intensifies, add avalanches to the rain, snow, cold, tornado mix.  Travel is paralyzed with numerous air cancellations, black ice roads and even a second New York subway crash.  Dozens of skiers pulled out of the white stuff in Lake Tahoe, CA and told to go home and behave.

   Also in California, Gov. Gavin Newsome, a Democrat, announces that the special election to replace the angry, quitting ex-Speaker K-Mac will take place on May 21st.  Across the aisle, Senate Minority Leader Mitchy Mac expresses doubt about budget and calls for another can kick (which Speaker Johnson said he would never do again).  Hunter Biden makes surprise appearance at his supposedly secret contempt trial – walks right in, then walks right out after MTG targets him. 

   (Visible) TV doctors warn that expensive water sold in plastic bottles contains one hundred times the safe amount of plastic nanoparticles and plastic microwave dishes KILL... they recommend using stainless steel instead for water bottles and micro... uh...

   College football season over, NCAA basketballers Purdue, #1, and Houston, #2, both  upset.


Thursday, January 4, 2024

Dow:  37,711.52

With Iowa caucuses nearing, Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis savage one another, apparently vying for second place behind Djonald UnChained.  Trump says he’s not the extremist on abortion as Saint Ron call him “soft” for not backing a five or six week cutoff – calling the one “petrified” and predicting Haley will be “smoked”.  Chris Christie, unwanted and disgusted, drops out.

   Pundit Jon Karl cites polls saying Haley is now ahead (for 2nd place) but DeSantis says he will fight on and bring the truth about Hunter Biden to America.  Trump spends most of his time fighting his court battles and is again told by Judge Engoron to behave himself or go to jail for contempt (something he would dearly love to hae happen).

   Impeacher-ers are swinging right and left with state and local officials and cabinet bosses (Mayorkas at DHS) targeted.


Friday, January 12, 2024

Dow:  37,592,98

A US led coalition strikes back against Houthi rebels in Yeman who hav been seizing cargo shipping, taking hostages and disrupting the Red Sea supply chain.  Preident Joe promises more attacks on “bad actors”.

   DeSantis predicts victory – saying his supporters are more enthusiastic than the others.  But weather will increasingly play a key role in turnout.  Floods are returning to the NorthEast, a deep freeze I settling over th Midwest whil snow in Western mountains traps snow boarders, most of whom are rescued.

   President Joe calls Trump a coward for skipping debates.  Congress passes over weather, war and debt to concentrate on what they know excites Don Jones... UFOs.  


Saturday, January 13, 2024

Dow:  Closed

Weatherpeople predict a -70° blast in Montana, not much better over the rest of the country.  DeSantis continues crisscrossing Iowa – desperation setting in as he falls behind Nikki and wonderers wonder whether the freeze will impact Monday’s caucus... and to whose advantage.  Then on to New Hampshire, where less religious, more libertarian voters might resent his six week abortion ban, anti-gay and anti-Disney stances and Haley is expected to pick up most of quitter Christie’s support.

   The other Governor in the news, Greg Abbott (R-Tx) sends his troops out to hold Federal INS workers at gunpoint to prevent them from saving a migrant mom and two kids from drowning in the Rio Grande.  But even he comes under fire from the harder right for saying he can’t order migrant shootings “because the Biden administration would call it murder.”  Just let ‘em drown.

   There were critical elections in Taiwan, where Beijing enemy Lai Ching-te, the favorite and the current vice president, overcames two pro-unification challengers.  Shiekh Hasina won the Bangladesh election while, in America, climate czar and failed candidate John Kerry quits to help run the Biden campaign.


Sunday, January 7, 2024

Dow: Closed

It’s been 100 days since Hamas massacred Israelis and took hostages, over 100 of whom remain captive.  There are dueling pro-Hamas in Washington and pro-hostage rallies in Tel Aviv as Israel escalates the fighting in Lebanon while an American-led coalition attacks Houthi pirates in Yemen.  South Africa calls for Israel to be put on trial for genocide by the International Criminal Court.

   With one day to the Iowa caucuses, Ron DeSantis orders supporters to “brave the elements,” and still fails to attack Ol’ 45 except to decry the “stuff swirling around him,” instead warning against “old and feeble” President Joe.  (Biden aides reply that he’s experienced, not sick.)  Trump accuses Haley of weakness and calls on “his people” not to become complacent while his former appointee reiterates charges that The Donald will bring The Chaos if re-elected.  Former GOP chair, speaking on “This Week” says that enthusiasm will be the dominant factor in 2024.

   Congress negotiating a can-kick of the government shutdown... this time to march.  The Freedom Caucus and such are fuming, but pundits and pollsters believe the party would be crippled if Speaker Johnson joins K-Mac in extermination, citing termination fatigue.


After last week’s historic gains, the Don went back to sleep... losing less than a point based on inflationary inflation rates.  Politics, sports and awards made some Joneses happy, other enraged... leading to a washout.  Mostly, America was too cold and too wet and too busy shoveling out their driveways and trying not to skid on the ice to pay attention to our Indices.






(REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)


Negative/harmful indices in RED.  See a further explanation of categories here












6/17/13 & 1/1/22






Wages (hrly. Per cap)


1350 points





1,483.24   29.30 .42

Median Inc. (yearly)







666.95   39,317 328

Unempl. (BLS – in mi)







616.55   3.7 NC

Official (DC – in mi)







249.91      6,373 387

Unofficl. (DC – in mi)







288.40      11,180 163

Workforce Particip.












In 162,311 373   Out 99,469 451 Total: 261,780 824   62.00 916

WP %  (ycharts)*







150.95  62.50






Total Inflation







970.22     +0.1 0.3








274.07     +0.2 0.2








246.55      -6.0 +0.2

Medical Costs







291.95     +0.6 0.7








267.85     +0.3 0.5






Dow Jones Index







310.39    37,466.11 592.98

Home (Sales)













279.71  nc

Sales (M):  3.82  Valuations (K):  387.6

Debt (Personal)







269.56    75,104 134




Revenue (trilns.)







392.00       4,600 611