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Mystery Around Jeffrey Epstein's
Fortune and How He Made It

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/9/2019 4:50:24 AM

In a neighborhood of millionaires and billionaires, close to New York’s famous Museum Mile, two initials discreetly adorn the entrance of one of the city’s most opulent mansions: J.E. The letters stand for Jeffrey Epstein, the self-described “collector’’ of rich and powerful men, who has been accused of sexually assaulting girls inside the luxurious Manhattan home. On Monday, as federal prosecutors unsealed new charges claiming Epstein ran a sex-trafficking ring that lured dozens of young women to the house, its heavy wood doors bore crowbar marks -- evidence of how authorities forced their way in over the sultry Fourth of July weekend. Prosecutors say they discovered hundreds, possibly thousands

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 7/9/2019 6:32:06 AM (No. 118271)
FTA: "The charges he faces carry a maximum 45 year prison term." Only 45 years?!?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 7/9/2019 6:43:44 AM (No. 118279)
FTA: "...Epstein dropped out of Cooper Union and NYU’s Courant Institute. He landed a gig teaching calculus and physics at Manhattan’s exclusive Dalton School between 1973 and 1975..." He didn't even graduate college but was hired as a teacher?!?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyVet 7/9/2019 6:55:55 AM (No. 118287)
#2, at least a teaching gig put him in the proximity of very young girls. My observation is that when you cannot explain the source of a person's wealth, there is a good chance that illegal activity is involved.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/9/2019 7:39:38 AM (No. 118322)
Epstein was an uneducated pervert who had people skills. He was spotted by someone with very deep pockets who wanted to own politicians. When one is capable of running in the fast lane, he can give powerful people what they desire, and then you can own them.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LooseCannon 7/9/2019 8:10:58 AM (No. 118361)
Sex sells. In Epstein's orbit, it must sell for lots of money.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson 7/9/2019 9:00:10 AM (No. 118407)
The Charges only carry a 45 year sentence because they are not charging him with Traveling Internationally to have Sex with Minors. Traveling to have sex with minors carries a longer sentence than having sex with minors. His teaching history was at a k-12 school. I wonder what the 12 year old girls there thought of him?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/9/2019 9:03:03 AM (No. 118411)
In four years this former high school math teacher (although he never finished college) went from flunky at Bear Stearns to "limited partner"... how on earth did ANY of that happen???
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermoine 7/9/2019 9:15:02 AM (No. 118422)
Reading between the lines, it looks like Epstein may have been procuring girls for his wealthy clientele. "Financier to billionaires" sounds more like a nice way of saying that he got these guys whatever they wanted and they paid him handsomely to do so, which may explain how he got off so light in Florida as he wasn't the real criminal but the gopher for some very prominent people. The movie Taken comes to mind.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 7/9/2019 10:56:32 AM (No. 118572)
The myth that you have to graduate college to be exceptionally smart and successful is even less true today than it was in the seventies. Making the money is of less interest than what Epstein did with it. Everything from psychology to finance is a closed loop system with mandatory education and documentation because those with more time than intelligence have rigged it so you must pass GO to collect your $200. Epstein apparently had the smarts to make it independently of the rules so he lived his life that way too. Breaking the age of consent rule is what nailed him when he could have had women by the thousands the legal way.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: AntiStatist 7/9/2019 1:04:06 PM (No. 118720)
#2, it used to be that solid knowledge of the subject matter to be taught was the requirement for a teaching position. So if Epstein knew calculus very well and possessed a decent ability to communiate that knowledge to his students, that's his credential. Nowadays, it's the paper credentials that matter- a BA in Education, for example, along with a teaching certificate. With those in hand you can pretty much fake it if you don't have a strong grasp of the subject you're hired to teach. And this is one of several reasons why our education system is failing its charges.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/9/2019 6:26:25 PM (No. 119018)
Crooked stock market deals, insider trading....blackmails of those using his Pimps services...I vote for the latter!
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