I am not big on conspiracy theories.

I’m 100% sure Hillary Clinton was not involved in the global pizza parlor/child slavery industry. I’m 50/50 on JFK.

But so far, I’m thinking that Jeffrey Epstein did not hang himself. Here are the facts I’ve gathered so far. (I haven’t verified them, but I’ve seen them repeated several times.)

Jeffrey Epstein: What Can We Believe? 

 * Fact: On July 23, weeks before his death, Epstein was found unconscious in his cell. He had marks around his neck. Epstein said his cellmate had assaulted him.

* Fact: His cellmate was no ordinary convict. He was a hugely muscular ex-cop facing trial for murdering four people and burying them in his yard.

* Question: Why did Epstein, a high-profile inmate who had incriminating knowledge of extremely powerful business and government figures, have a cellmate?

* Fact: Although there has been no record of the thinking behind it, prison officials decided Epstein’s claim of assault was false and put him on suicide watch.

* Fact:  Six days after being placed on suicide watch, Epstein was returned to the general population. According to Dr. Ziv Cohen, a psychiatrist who evaluates inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein was being held, “Any case where someone had a proven or suspected serious suicide attempt, that would be unusual to within two to three weeks take them off suicide watch.”

* Fact:  According to the medical examiner’s report, Epstein had several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone – which is far more commonly broken in cases of strangulation than in hangings. And Epstein’s eyes were bulging, which is also more typical of strangulation.

* Fact: The day before his alleged suicide, Epstein’s cellmate was moved to another facility, leaving Epstein alone in his cell.

* Fact: Two guards had been assigned to check on Epstein every 30 minutes. According to prison officials, they stopped doing this around 3:30 am on Saturday, and they didn’t return to his cell until 6:30 am – when they “discovered” his corpse. (Although they allegedly made log entries lying about having routinely visited him.) Per the official party line, they had both fallen asleep… for about three hours.

* Fact: At first it was said that the cellblock’s cameras had malfunctioned, meaning there was no video of Epstein’s possible suicide. Later it was said there was video, but nothing was divulged about what the video did or didn’t show. It’s hard to know what to believe when the stories keep changing so quickly.

Jim Goad reported most of these facts in an article in Taki’s Magazine titled “We Are All Conspiracy Theorists Now. “He concluded:

“What we are commanded to believe – lest we be labeled paranoid conspiracy theorists and therefore domestic-terrorists-in-waiting – is that an absurdly wealthy convicted pedophile with a known penchant for wining and dining the rich and powerful at sex parties where every single move was videotaped and stored for blackmail purposes was allowed to kill himself less than three weeks after a previous alleged suicide attempt because he was taken off suicide watch with no explanation and left alone in his cell at a time when the cameras stopped working and the guards – both of them – conveniently fell asleep. And all this happened at a jail where there hadn’t been a suicide in over 40 years.”

What do you think?

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encroach (verb) 

To encroach (en-KROHCH) is to advance beyond the usual or proper limits. As used by Pasquier Quesnel: “Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.”

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Change.org is an interesting organization. Subscribe and you will get daily promotions for all sorts of causes. If you want to support any particular one of them, you can sign a petition and/or contribute and/or pass the promotion along.

I am reticent to sign every petition that appeals to me. There is seldom enough information to make a considered judgement, and I don’t have the time in many cases to do any research. But some causes are pretty easy to support. And when you do and change happens, it feels – perhaps delusionally – that you’ve done good.

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The Turps by Damon Runyon

I found this tattered old book in my library. I knew Damon Runyon as a writer that specialized in loveable crooks. But this is an epistolary story about a very ordinary couple – Joe and Ethel Turp – living in Brooklyn. Joe is a simple man that cannot quite grasp his fate. Ethel is a loveable nitwit. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that this was the inspiration for Jackie Gleason’s “Honeymooners.” In any case, it’s funny. Laugh out loud funny. And a wonderful reprieve from the real world.

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I wouldn’t call Dan Kennedy a friend. We were acquaintances. I knew him by reputation first, then as a fellow speaker at AWAI events, and then as a reader. We had a few conversations. Exchanged a few faxes. (He never got online.) I can say this about him. In an age of internet marketing impostors, he was the real deal.

At the time of publication, Dan was in hospice care. This is a letter he wrote that was forwarded to me:


 TO: Magnetic Marketing|No B.S. Inner Circle Members, “Lifers,” Friends and Advantage Family Members

I find myself in the unusual position of regretfully announcing my death. Usually people are having to do the opposite; deny rumors of their passage. I am writing this in Hospice after a 10 day maelstrom of multiple overlapping infections, surgical procedures, and diabetic and heart conditions. This set in motion an irreversible downward spiral and I am now on the final journey of no more than a few days before exit. Consequently I won’t be interacting here anymore.

I have a couple of things to say to you. First, it has been a great privilege to have worked for you, and with you, and to have had your interest and patronage. You have made it possible for me to do work that interests me, that I chose and that I felt meaningful and worthwhile. Second, I never thought of this as just a transactional business but also as a genuine relationship, a community, and a Movement.

As I said to you at the 2018 SuperConference in Orlando right after Adam Witty purchased GKIC, I never had a son, but if I had one, I would want it to be Adam because of his big heart, integrity, and commitment to help entrepreneurs grow. Adam and I have worked closely together for the past 12 years. He has integrated and used my teachings in his business so successfully that he is the person I place my confidence in to pick up where I am leaving off.

As I enter my final days, I hope OUR community, OUR TRIBE will stick together. Adam and the Magnetic Marketing|No B.S. Inner Circle team need YOU, now more than ever. Although I will no longer be with you, the community we have created together, the camaraderie we share, and the support we provide must continue. As my last request, please help me to keep our entrepreneurial community thriving to benefit you, your business, and entrepreneurs in the future.

All my best,


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