Down Mexico Way

The US Navy’s recruiting slogan used to be, “It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure!” Sometimes that applies to this podcast, too.

This week Toby comes to us from Mexico City and James from rural England where broadband is non-existent and hard drives go to die. After taping on Monday, James’ computer committed seppuku, leaving us without a show. But we’ve gotten the band back together and we’re here with your weekly fix.

It’s a North American sandwich to start off – Toby talks about his trip to Mexico and then the guys launch into the “state of emergency” in Canada. What has happened to the country that produced the Hundred Days campaign, the Raid on Dieppe and the storming of Juno Beach on D-Day?

On the domestic front we talk about Prince Andrew’s out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

Finally in Culture Corner we all contemplate “The Jack Reacher Diet.”

Opening sound this week is the Hon. Candice Bergen (Portage—Lisgar, MB), the interim Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament.

 

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  1. Ausonius Member
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    Typical European elitist view of Mexico.  Try growing up in California and then explain how Mexico City is just like Barcelona.  Of course Toby is absolutely right about the Jack Reacher actor.  So hilarious!

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    Alan Dershowitz‘s Guilt by Accusation (2019) pretty much shreds Virginia Giuffre’s credibility.  He believes she is part of an extortion scheme with a sinister Clinton attorney.  She has lied about her age to make herself appear to have been under age, in hopes of a larger payday.

    In that picture of her with Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew, which is supposed to prove she was a sex slave, she appears ecstatic.

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  3. EJHill Podcaster
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    TarasAlan Dershowitz‘s Guilt by Accusation (2019) pretty much shreds Virginia Giuffre’s credibility. 

    Dershowitz is a talented attorney but one who is accused himself. Shredding someone’s credibility outside of the courtroom with no rebuttal process isn’t very impressive. If it was that easy and that accessible, why did Andrew pony up £12m?

    In that picture of her with Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew, which is supposed to prove she was a sex slave, she appears ecstatic.

    And at what stage of the grooming process was that taken? Shutterstock says the pic is from March 2001. I’m not big on the timeline in this case.

     

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  4. Taras Coolidge
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Taras: Alan Dershowitz‘s Guilt by Accusation (2019) pretty much shreds Virginia Giuffre’s credibility.

    Dershowitz is a talented attorney but one who is accused himself. Shredding someone’s credibility outside of the courtroom with no rebuttal process isn’t very impressive. If it was that easy and that accessible, why did Andrew pony up £12m?

    In that picture of her with Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew, which is supposed to prove she was a sex slave, she appears ecstatic.

    And at what stage of the grooming process was that taken? Shutterstock says the pic is from March 2001. I’m not big on the timeline in this case.

    If 2001, then Giuffre was over 17 and legal.  That’s why she had to lie about her age, pretending that she was 14 at the time. And, she says, began having sex with Epstein two years later; which would actually mean she was 19, not 16.

    She was 30 years old when (according to witnesses) her greedy attorneys pressured her to accuse Dershowitz for the first time.  In her ever-changing stories up to that time he was either entirely absent or figured only as Epstein‘s attorney.  Of course, should she be challenged on this or any of dozens of inconsistencies in a court of law, her response would be recovered memory, or some other psychobabble.  (Dershowitz recorded her attorney admitting that her accusation against him was “mistaken”.)

    One big problem for her story is that Dershowitz first met Epstein several years after Giuffre left his employ.

    The purpose of smearing Dershowitz was to put a scare into Leslie Wexner, the multibillionaire owner of Victoria’s Secret.  Dershowitz believes the gang took him for $1 billion, making the settlement with Prince Andrew look like chump change.

    “Shredding someone’s credibility outside of the courtroom with no rebuttal process isn’t very impressive.”  You have it backwards. It’s not possible to sue over defamatory statements in court filings. Dershowitz constantly demanded that Giuffre repeat her charges where he could sue her for them.  Just as she could sue him for calling her a habitual liar in his book.  Giuffre and her corrupt attorneys probably hope Dershowitz dies — he’s 81 — before the various court cases get anywhere.

    The book is about 100 pages long, plus appendixes. Here I’ve given you only a few points that stuck in my mind.

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