Over the past two years I’ve been watching this unfold and can’t say I’m surprised charges came about. Given the number of legislators behind inquiries into Backpage.com business practices it would have been a shock if no charges were the end of this saga. The specific charges for the top three guys at Backpage were a surprise as was California issuing the initial indictments.
Carl Ferrer was held in Texas on a $500,000 bond for a extradition hearing. California issued an arrest warrant for felony charges of pimping a minor, pimping and conspiracy to commit pimping. Money laundering charges were added today by the Texas Attorney General. After the hearing where he waived extradition his lawyer, Thomas Hilder said Ferrer plans to vigorously fight the charge.
California has also issued arrest warrants for the site’s controlling shareholders, Michael Lacey and James Larking for conspiracy to commit pimping. In California felony pimping is defined as making money off of prostitutes or soliciting customers for prostitution. Both shareholders are on record as Arizona residents, no word if they’ve surrendered or been arrested yet.
They say politics makes for strange bedfellows and this case proves it with Republican Senator Rob Portman from Ohio and Democrat Senator Claire Mc Caskill from Missouri sponsoring a resolution for contempt charges against Backpage when they stonewalled a Congressional subpoena for business records last February.
Some months before the contempt resolution things were looking up for Backpage when the 7th Circuit granted a temporary injunction to thwart Cook County (Chicago) Sheriffs going after their credit card processors. In March a separate court dismissed a civil case by three women who were trafficked underage via ads on the site.
Things went downhill last month when the US Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling forcing Back page and Ferrer had to comply with the Congressional Subpoena. Their First Amendment assertions failed and the ruling also effectively eliminated constitutional protections under the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
Now that the facts are out of the way the general gist that came my way as this unfolded. Internet site owners have gotten a pass not available to brick & mortar merchants with respect to making shelf space for third party goods. Discount ‘dollar’ stores often purchase items for resale that run afoul of US standards. Those items are site tested, seized for further testing without government reimbursement or recourse; leaving them at the mercy of whoever sold them the bad goods. This happens all the time with too much lead content in (kids) jewelry, hair accessories or toys. The same consequences apply if trademark infringing counterfeit goods are found on their shelf.
Yelp’s recent issue with a court order to remove a third party post after the third party didn’t defend a defamation suit and couldn’t be found gives me an inkling these rulings are going to have a big impact on the Internet of Things. In the end this is much bigger than arbitrary age limits for consenting adults to commodity sex as their livelihood.
In an interesting turn of events it seems that a bipartisan group of congressmen and women pressured the DEA to back off of it’s plan to make Kratom a Schedule 1 drug on Oct 1, 2016. The result being the DEA backed down, for the time being.
I am pleased to announce that the ads for PA Botanicals are back online and they have assured me that they will have all Kratom products back in stock within the week. There are a limited number of products in stock now.
P A Botanicals is a trusted vendor of botanical products and I have never gotten a complaint about their products or their service, matter of fact I have gotten only high marks for both.
While the fight is not over, the DEA could choose to move forward and reschedule Kratom at any time this is a victory for freedom. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up if you use Kratom. Kratom will last pretty much forever if you keep it in your freezer.
These are the Congresspersons who signed the letter to the DEA asking them NOT to ban Kratom, You might want to keep these names in mind come election day, they did the right thing.
Mark Pocan, D-Wis.
Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.
John Conyers, D-Mich.
Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
Tim Ryan, D-Ohio
Jared Polis, D-Colo
Adam Smith, D-Wash.
Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.
Joe Heck, R-Nev.
John Yarmuth, D-Ky.
Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
Dan Benishek, R-Mich.
Mark Sanford, R-S.C.
Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.
Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
Steve Israel, D-N.Y.
Ted Poe, R-Texas
Gerald Connolly, D-Va.
Betty McCollum, D-Minn.
Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.
Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii
Gwen Moore, D-Wis.
Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio
Tom Graves, R-Ga.
Justin Amash, R-Mich.
Michael Honda, D-Calif.
Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho
Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.
Scott Tipton, R-Colo.
Julia Brownley, D-Calif.
Morgan Griffith, R-Va.
Jim Costa, D-Calif.
Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.
Denny Heck, D-Wash.
Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
Dave Brat, R-Va.
Scott Peters, D-Calif.
Tom Emmer, R-Minn.
Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.
Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore.
Michael Capuano, D-Mass.
Leonard Lance, R-N.J.
Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.
Bobby Scott, D-Va.
Lois Frankel, D-Fla.
Steve King, R-Iowa
Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
Walter Jones, R-N.C.
Richard Hudson, R-N.C.
Y’all may remember a while back I posted about my long time best friend Tim Walker winning a writing contest. I posted his winning entry and speculated that Tim should be writing for mainstream publications just like so many of the people who have written for this site over the years.
Well I pushed Tim to talk to a Magazine Publisher and I pushed them to talk to Tim. Result Tim is making great extra money writing for “Dayton Magazine” Congrats to Tim I am very proud of the quality of contributors to this site over the years. writers here have gone on to write for mainstream publications at a rate that I never in a million years expected.
When I ask the reasons I get is that whether you agree or not MikeSouth.com is honest and it attracts people who are intelligent and when one of them comments it inspires others to do so as well. The real big thing though is that MikeSouth.com is not cluttered with press releases and advertisements and other things that dilute the editorial content. It is all original. I want to remind all my readers that I have a VERY open editorial policy, If you write something for MikeSouth.com and it is original, honest and NOT a press release I will run it, even if it disagrees with my own thoughts….specially if it disagrees with me.
So why is it that people in the biz don’t take more advantage of that? Well part of the reason is that unlike AVN and XBiz I do hold you to a standard of having to be honest. I would be happy to run an editorial by Eric Leue on Prop 60 for example but I am NOT going to allow him to flat out lie to my readers, if you make a statement of fact make sure you at least have something to back it up, opinions are exactly that and are welcomed as such. Something aspiring writers should consider about MikeSouth.com what you write will be read if it is posted here, If AVN publishes you only about 1 in 10 readers will actually read it, mostly because it is lost in a myriad of press releases.
I have had people from the industry as well as fans who write here, if you want to contribute on an ongoing basis you will even get an authors login to post anytime you like and I don’t even have to approve it. I would love for more people to take advantage of this. Over the years Tim Case, Felicia Fox, Lindsey Lovehands, Julie Meadows, Kayden Kross, Brett Rossi, Lacey, Tim Tricht, and lots of directors, fans and performers have been published here. I would love to add to that list.
Who knows what may come of it…..Have a great weekend everyone! Love You Long Time!
This is one of those things that bothers me on several levels. In the past I have advocated that the age to do porn should be raised to twenty one, but my support on that front is not hard. In my mind if you are old enough to take the responsibility to die fighting for oil or to stop drugs or whatever then you are certainly old enough to perform in an adult video or to take your clothes off or to have a beer. Therein lies the problem, the government shouldn’t be able to have it both ways, the feds even pressured states to make sure that all the states raised the legal drinking age to twenty one. If you really know your history you also understand that it was the same reasoning that Roe v. Wade ended the way it did. Murder is a federal crime as well as state but if abortion was murder in one state but not in another then you have an issue with state law overriding federal law, which cant happen. The book “Storm Center” explains it very well and explains why the law is correct as decided in Roe v. Wade. This could be a similar issue but probably not one that will be decided by the Supreme Court anytime soon.
What needs to happen is that the fed needs to determine the absolute age of majority and apply it equally , as required by the Constitution. The impediment to this is that it seriously depletes the US Military, but that isn’t and shouldn’t be a consideration. If the age of majority is determined to be 18 then so be it, 18 year olds should have every right as any other adult, if not then whatever age is determined to be the age of majority should apply, be it for military service, signing contracts, performing in porn, drinking a beer or going to a strip club.
And if you are interested in understand The Supreme Court and some of its most controversial decisions I HIGHLY recommend this book. It was given to me by Kayden Kross and she was 100% correct in her assumption that I would like it.
Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in strip clubs be at least age 21 is unconstitutional. The lawsuit comes about a week before state officials have said they’ll begin enforcing the new law in strip clubs statewide.
Identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe I, II and III, the three dancers say the law will rob them of the ability to express themselves with erotic dance, in violation of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.
They also claim the law unfairly targets women, citing a prohibition in state law that defines strip club performers as “entertainers whose breasts or buttocks are exposed to view.” That definition, the dancers claim, applies only to women and “does not prohibit the same conduct by men” who are between the ages of 18 and 21.
Much of the lawsuit takes aim at the idea that the law is gender discriminatory, which the dancers say is in violation of the Constitution’s equal protection law. Citing comments by legislators, the law seeks to bolster its gender discrimination argument by saying legislators knew the law was aimed at young women because state Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, and others said the law was aimed at protecting young women
A consistent argument among supporters of the bill during the legislative session was that it was designed to ensure that people under the age of 21 aren’t exposed to the lure of prostitution through adult nightclubs. The author of the bill, state Sen. Ronnie Johns, is quoted in the lawsuit as saying the bill is “strictly an anti-human trafficking bill.”
In an interview, Johns said much of the debate around the bill concerned its viability as a human trafficking law, and that the question of constitutionality never came up.
“I know in my mind in preparing the bill I got to thinking about things like our alcohol laws, we limit that to 21 years old,” Johns said. “There are other statutes on the books that limit the age of what people can and cannot do.”
Johns filed the legislation along with two other bills aimed at curbing human trafficking, but the law aimed at adult nightclubs was prompted after he learned that “a lot of these young women are lured into the human trafficking market end up in the strip clubs.”
The lawsuit claims one of the three dancers works in a New Orleans strip club, and has witnessed pimps and prostitutes trying to use the new law to “recruit entertainers who are now lawfully employed, but who will lose their jobs as a result of the Act.” It also claims a second dancer, identified as an 18-year-old LSU student, has been told by other dancers under the age of 21 that they plan to work as prostitutes after losing their jobs as erotic dancers.
The lawsuit claims the two dancers believe that adults younger than 21 are “more susceptible to harm from traffickers, pimps, and prostitutes, because it eliminates a legal job with high pay and flexible hours.”
Johns called that argument “ridiculous,” adding that he is confident the courts will uphold the law.
Covenant House executive director James Kelly has been critical of loosely enforced regulations regarding strip clubs in New Orleans. Former dancers at the clubs are often residents of his shelter for young adults, and he advocated for an ordinance in New Orleans setting age limits and the law Gov. John Bel Edwards signed earlier this year.
Kelly said that while he’s not an attorney, he does not believe that “lap dances performed by an 18-year-old woman are protected by the Constitution.”
“You have to be 21 to drink in a strip club,” Kelly said. “You should have to be 21 to take off your clothes in a strip club.”
The lead attorney representing the three dancers is Harry Rosenberg, who was the U.S. Attorney for eastern Louisiana in the early 1990s. Rosenberg, who works with the Phelps Dunbar firm, could not be reached for comment on Monday (Sept. 26).
The lawsuit was filed Thursday (Sept. 22). A hearing has not been scheduled on the suit.
According to the ratings most of you watched last nights presidential debate, that is if you watched anything, and in the aftermath the big question was Who Won?
Clinton supporters are certain that their girl won, trump supporters are certain that their man won.
I don’t know who won, but I do know who lost. We did. You and I, the very people that these two politicians want to represent. We lost because the uniparty, that being the coalition that is the Democrats and Republicans are so afraid that you will break ranks with politics as usual that they won’t allow Gary Johnson into the debates. Never mind the fact that he is the only other candidate that is on the ballot in all 50 states.
Had he been there, maybe we would have heard a lot more substance and a lot less bitching at each other….I mean lets face it birther or not and whether he won the exchange or not, was that a topic that was really worth the time given to it? The fact is most people don’t care, myself included. Nor do I care about Trumps tax returns or who Hillarys baby daddy is.
How about spending that time addressing how the two of them will stop the wholesale marketing of our constitutional rights to the highest bidders or the shameful rate of incarceration of American citizens of all races, how have we all been turned into criminals and how will this be fixed.
Is it any surprise that the presidency attracts only the most power hungry people on earth, people completely void of ethics and personal responsibility….they have the power to incarcerate any one of us on any day. If you think that is a joke think again, how many days do you live through that you do not commit a crime that you could be jailed for? Not many……Wear your seatbelt, don’t jaywalk, were you speeding, do you have a prescription in your purse that expired but you keep it just in case? Do you cheat on your taxes? Do you use your parents address so that your kid doesn’t have to go to a public school that is little more than a holding pen for the future felons of america? Did you light a cigarette in public? You get the idea we all break the law every day, it shouldn’t be like that, it gives government too much power.
Do any of you really think that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump deserves to be the leader of this once great country? Or is it more likely that because of leaders like Hillary and Trump this is a “once” great country.
It saddens me, there is so much potential within these borders and it is squandered, intentionally, so that the uniparty can maintain it’s hold on power.
I have pulled the links to PA Botanicals because in it;s infinate wisdom, or more likely corruption The US Government has decided that Kratom needs more research before it can be sold legally, thing is they made it a schedule 1 drug, which is up there with heroin and other drugs, which the government prohibits research on.
This is sad because kratom is a good analgesic and it doesn’t have the addictive potential that opiates have, even though it works like opiates by binding to opiate receptors in the body. Another sad day for freedom.
I know that I use Kratom when my arhritis from my broken leg and my motorcycle accident really acts up. Kratom allowed me to forego oxycodone and quit going to pain management doctors. I have stockpiled quite a bit but eventually it will run out and I am unsure what I will do in place of it.
I am also told that Kratom was a wonder drug for people kicking an opiate or heroin habit, because it binds to opiate receptors the body has a much easier time kicking an opiate habit.
I probably dont have to point out that the big impetus behind this movement to make Kratom a schedule 1 substance was from big pharmaceutical companies, and politicians who are bought and paid for do what they are told by lobbyists…I swear if just one politician would run on the platform of outlawing lobbyists he/she would be a hero.
Another of our rights sold by our politicians….
Kiki D’Aire and Michael Scripps in happier times, wild hog hunting at Ted Nugents ranch
No Kiki isn’t the subject.
The story is about Michael Scripps of the legendary Scripps family (Scripps Howard Broadcasting). The family made a massive fortune in media and the family fortunes passed down to Michael Scripps mother and Uncle. Michael met Kiki when he hired her as an escort, they fell in love and began a tumultuous relationship.
I’ve known Kiki for years and she is a nice person, the show treated her fairly with the exception of one of Michaels friends who couldnt help but look down his nose at her…he was jealous is my read.
I have spoken several times on the phone with Michael Scripps and he was a likeable guy, when they werent at each others throats it seems he treated Kiki well. He was always nice to me and even though he and Kiki both had run ins with the law for domestic violence he never said anything bad about her that I recall.
To make a long story short the subject of the peice was whether or not Michael stole money from his mother and his uncle. I don’t think he did, in my read he was railroaded by Merrill Lynch and his mother and the whole legal issue belonged in civil, not criminal court.
He was found guilty and is currently serving his sentence in federal prison
If you want to see it and hear the story for yourself and draw your own conclusions the show is American Greed, it airs on CNBC The season is 11 and the episode is 19
Kiki handled herself well and with class kudos to her.
Drug overdose apparently. Mike was always cool with me, I knew him back when he was at IVD. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends
OK we know Mindgeek owns Reality Kings
Senior Accountant Global Personals, LLC
Senior Accountant RK Holdings US LLC
QA Analyst & Site Support Global Personals, LLC
Executive Assistant RK Holdings, LLC
Product Manager Mind Geek, RK Holdings U.S. Inc.
All three of these people work or worked for both RK Holdings (Reality Kings) and Global Personals…the company that made the illegal contribution to The FSC. Note this is the SECOND time that The FSC has been exposed for taking illegal campaign contributions from MindGeek/ManWin….they haven’t yet been convicted of this one, but I expect its just a matter of time.
It is no surprise that Mr Escobar would be a senior level company accountant….after all that’s where the money is.
Many thanks to the reader who uncovered this for me….
I’m sorry but at what point does common sense creep into the brain trust of the morons at The Free Speech Coalition?
A few years back The FSC got in trouble for accepting political contributions from foreign based businesses, namely Manwin / MindGeek. The FSC had to return the money…They learned their lesson right? WRONG.
Once again the FSC is facing a complaint filed with Fair Political Practices Commission
In a sworn complaint, Engeran-Cordova alleged the seven companies made seven separate contributions to the anti-Prop. 60 campaign totaling $75,000. All contributions were made on Sept. 2. All the companies have ties to Global Personals, LLC, which business records show is based in the UK, and all are involved in the adult entertainment industry. Six of the seven companies also failed to report their contributions in a timely manner required by law.
It is illegal for foreign companies to contribute to U.S. political campaigns.
In 2015 the state Fair Political Practices Commission fined a similar campaign committee $61,500 in part for taking money from foreign companies. That committee was opposed to Measure B, a proposal eventually approved by voters, to require condoms in porn films produced in Los Angeles County.
The REALLY funny thing is that the total contributions to The FSC Anti Prop 60 campaign is $89,000, that would indicate that all but $14,000 came from this source of funding. Further extrapolation means that US based porn companies have donated a grand total of 14K to stop prop 60. According to numbers published yesterday AHF has spent 1.8M to support Prop 60. I would also point out that the 75K donation from Global Personals doesn’t even begincover Lepews (Eric Leue) salary for this year so far, nor does the total 89K. And why should it? accepting money from non US based businesses for a US political campaign is STRICTLY illegal and he should know that seeing that this is NOT the first Time the FSC has been caught doing this.
The amount of dirty shit that The FSC will do for money seems to have no boundaries.
I have to admit that even I was a bit surprised at this one, almost everyone has come out against Prop 60. I am on record as supportive but admittedly my support is soft, you don’t see any yes on prop 60 stickers on my social media accounts.
I do understand that it gives Weinstein carte blanche to recoup his money if Cal OSHA fails to investigate complaints and truth is I don’t blame him, we have had years to come up with a solution to the STD problem in porn and our solution has been…ignore it and claim it wasn’t our fault.
Despite the articles you have read in the porn press that make it sound otherwise, both parties and almost every major publication is on record as saying that Porn Valley should be using condoms.
And I think therein lies a part of the problem, The FSC has been quick to frame this as a condom law, and it appears that is exactly how the voting public is reading it.
Now the other problem is that the people in porn want you to believe that they are against this law but the truth is that less than one in ten will vote it down.
You read that right, less than one in ten performers will vote against Prop 60. All of those people on twitter that you see flying the No on Prop 60 graphic just isn’t enough, they actually have to go out and register to vote, then actually go to the voting booth and cast the vote. Less than one in ten actually will. I’m told that most of the people who are the most vocal about this aren’t even registered to vote, and yes, I believe it.
Ideally we wouldn’t need Prop 60, we would take care of our performers, but that clearly isn’t the case, nor will it be. Sine we do seem to need something it would have been better if it simply cleared the path for performers to easily sue for required testing, and medical care. As I pointed out I do understand AHF wanting to recoup money they spend taking care of our performers, but pass or fail condoms in porn are a reality.
A LOT of companys have paid OSHA fines this year, James Dean has paid over 75,000, Johanna Angel has been fined, so have many others…The only ones who haven’t been fined seem to be the ones using condoms, like Porno Dan and Wicked. I don’t see this trend stopping…matter of fact I see it increasing. After all that fine paid by James Deen for example paints a big target on his back to get another one, and they will increase with every fine because he is seen as a serial violater.
Efforts by The FSC to replace the condom requirement with Pre exposure prophylaxis has been shot down by OSHA already and even though it has been appealed there is NO chance that OSHA is going to put it’s seal of approval on a regular anti-biotic shot to prevent STIs. The FSC may have tried to back pedal when I shined a light on that but it is all there in black and white.
If I were The FSC I would be more prudent about how I spent my limited resources, condoms is a losing battle…Better to fund a way to digitally remove them than to keep throwing money on a bet you keep losing.
And if you are a performer and you wish to defeat Prop 60…Pay attention…hashtag activism aint gonna do it, get off your lazy ass and vote, if you don’t, the only person you can blame is yourself.
There is a class action lawsuit being worked on by attorneys for the Performers Union. The details are somewhat vague but the gist is that there is an effort underway to sue for royalties on behalf of performers.
It seems to be an effort in futility but you have to remember that this is the same way that mainstream actors ended up getting royalties and residuals….by intervention of the respective Unions.
As my reader Lurking Reader has pointed out “Who will they sue?” and that is a good question. Certainly Vivid, Wicked, Evil Angel and some others would be likely targets, since they have been around a while and are still in business.
But I have to wonder if anyone actually expects to collect anything. I can see a case for no, in that it is simply an effort to bring the idea to the forefront, at a time when there is a lot of re-organizing going on in porn. Almost everyone that has editorialized on Prop 60 for instance has pointed out that they are in favor of condom use in porn, and that performers shouldn’t be responsible for paying for their own testing and treatments. Consider what The Sacramento Bee said about it:
“Producers, not performers, should bear the cost of tests for sexually transmitted infections. And condom use is not too much to ask from an industry that routinely exposes its workers to sexually transmitted diseases, some of which can kill them. That’s why rules mandating protection against blood-borne pathogens on adult film sets have been in effect here since 1992.”
“Regulators are working with the industry and AHF to formulate comprehensive, updated safety regulations. This is beyond overdue, and they need to get busy. Producers and distributors, not performers, also should pay for more meaningful STD testing, as the measure suggests.”
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/election-endorsements/article100921742.html#storylink=cpy
The point here being that Porn Valley is already changing, albeit at the barrel of a gun, so to speak, so adding “points” for performers wouldn’t be such a stretch and the implications would be far reaching indeed.
This class action suit is something to watch but it is in the very very early stages, to my knowledge a judge hasn’t even given it class action status yet, which I think can’t be done until filed, so it has a way to go but it is certainly worth watching.
I have heard all of the arguments for and against a union and in looking into it I found a few things….
Nothing I can think of is more American than baseball, and according to numbers released by AVN (The infamous 14 billion dollar figure oft quoted by Forbes and others) porn is larger in terms of money than Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey….combined.
But lets use baseball. In the mid 60’s baseball players made, on average $14,000. Admitted that 19K went a LOT further in those days its the equiv of about 100K today…Not bad. Salaries rose over the prior years but not much.
At that time baseball players were not unionized. Many players and people in general thought that unions had outlived their usefulness and that paying more for players would destroy the industry.
After the players unionized salaries began to increase, in 2010 the average salary was $3,300,000 today the average salary is 4,400,000 dollars.
Now think about all the people involved in major league baseball, thats a pretty big business….but by Porn Valleys own accounting baseball is a smaller business than porn.
The average performer salary in porn these days is less than 50,000.
So COULD unionization improve the lives of performers? The answer of course is yes, it certainly could.
I used baseball as an example but you could also contrast it with Hollywood (Mainstream movies) or pretty much any other industry you like and you will find similar outcomes.
Putting aside the current issues with the Performers Union and the growing pains there performers standing together could indeed change the entire industry, for the better. Along with higher pay comes greater expectation, better Directors, potential endorsements, insurance, workplace conditions and in the end a better product. It makes the industry harder to break into but that would be a good thing, specially right now, when we have more performers than we have movies.
There is a move afoot, by the Union, with lawyers attached to file a class action suit for royalties on the behalf of performers. If that succeeds or even makes it into the courtroom it WILL change the biz in a BIG way, far more than Prop 60, and I think in the end, in a far better way than Prop 60. (more on this in the future.)
Despite the aforementioned growing pains the Union seems to be making some progress in much the same way that Unionizing Hollywood and baseball did.
Note I have used the word “could” here not “will” or “would” and therein lies the end result. Will performers come togetherin a manner that unionization would/will improve their lives? Well that’s up to y’all.
One of the things about this site is that when a topic comes up it often raises other concerns and people tell me things, particularly when that topic is MindGeek.
Now I am sure that it comes as no surprise to anyone out there that MindGeek has been the topic of many conversations over the years, it seems everyone want to know more about them.
Yesterday I was reminded of a story that was being done by one of the worlds largest and most respected US based newspapers. It was an investigative piece that I found out took over 30 months.
So what happens 30 months later? It seems this newspaper is SOLIDLY in the Hillary Clinton camp and they have chosen to bury the piece until after the election, and maybe for good.
So you are probably thinking the same thing that I am….What could be in it…I am told by a source connected the newspaper that while “investigating the worlds largest porn company” they found ties to a controversial email server, An equally controversial “foundation” and direct ties to terrorism.
All of that is pretty explosive stuff and This particular paper is in the anybody but Trump column, so the story got quashed.
Now how much of this is verifiable by me? Pretty much none, I knew they were doing the story, the whole reason I am writing this is that the source is rock solid AND in a position to know.
I am being vague about the whole thing in the hopes that the editors at the paper will reconsider.The people of this country do have a right to know particularly when it comes to our candidates, and if only 10% of what I have been told is true there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
I am sure that many of you are doing what I did…shaking your heads in disgust but thinking yes, I could see this being true….THAT is exactly why that investigative story needs to come out BEFORE the election.
More if and when it develops
From A reader
don’t know what is going on over at Twistys but that site is in big trouble. Lots of movies don’t play, lots of photo sets are not showing up. Lots of links do not work and lots of paying members are livid about what is happening. Watching movie clips and seeing “Media offline” showing up LOL. WTF is that? That has something to do with the editing right? I have been a member for years and Twistys has gone from being one of the most respected & celebrated glamour/nude websites to one of the most despicable excuses for an adult site in the industry. I guess we have Mindgeek to thank for that right? Whoever is running that operation should be fired. I wonder if Mindgeek’s other sites are in chaos like this? Might be a sign of trouble????
heres some of the messages left on twistys Forum