Former Georgetown Tennis Coach Sentenced to Prison

What did we think when we first heard about the college admission scheme of William Singer. Really? People were doing that? Including their kids in such a deception and thinking that nobody would ever find out they were not the athletes they were supposed to be? What lesson did the parents think they were teaching their kids? Yea, cheating is fine. No Problem! Seemed so obviously a scheme destined to fail. it was! It also revealed the Law of Cause & Effect in action! Ask Gordon Ernst.


R Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years

More on R. Kelly. This New Yorker article says that, "his conviction was twenty-five years too late!" However, in actuality it was just the time it took! It’s the same as all the others who eventually get revealed. Exactly how long it takes is based on how intelligent, clever, deceitful and evil they are, in addition to the resources they have available. The result is always in exact proportion to the input received and works on both sides of the equation. Some people who spend their lives in fruitful ways end up with Nobel Prizes, happy and peaceful lives, while others like Mr. Kelly, generate some other befitting end.


Meta Scrutinizing Sheryl Sandberg’s Use of Facebook Resources

It was troubling to see this article in the Wall Street Journal, but more so I’m sure for Sheryl. First off I was surprised recently to see she was leaving the Meta because she seemed so integral to the company’s success and it had been such a great platform for her stature as a beacon for all women. It would be a shame for that to go up in smoke because of shoddy attention the "Law of Cause & Effect” that gets set in motion by all humans' actions. The article alleges possible improprieties in her use of Company resources for her personal activities.

It is not after all, that she lacked the personal resources to cover the costs associated with those activities. What she may have lacked, however, and the jury is still out for conclusions to be made here, but where she may have slipped up, is on meticulous consideration of how “The Law of Cause & Effect” might play out for such a prominent person as she has become. She may not have thought through her vulnerability to scrutiny of how she used assets of a company whose Board of Directors has the ultimate responsibility to protect. It kind of reminds me of Andrew Cuomo’s use of staff and office as Governor to produce the book for which he personally received a $5 million advance.

That was another case where the brain shut down. If Sheryl is found to have been fiscally irresponsible for misuse of company resources and receives some penalty, sure as the sun will shine, some people will point to her as they did to Cuomo and utter the words, “You see! "What Goes Around Comes Around!”

We all use those words, but in the vast majority of cases only when describing someone else’s conundrum!


Boris Becker Sentenced to Two and a Half Years for Hiding Assets in Bankruptcy

Oh Boris! What a fall from grace! But how I relished watching you play your break-neck style of tennis in your heyday! I watched all three of your Wimbledon Championships and saw your '89 U.S. Open Championship, three-set win vs. Ivan Lendl in person. I even sat through your '87 Davis Cup victory over McEnroe, at 6 hours & 22 minutes the longest, ever recorded 5 set match. 

Such a meteoric rise! Six Grand Slam titles by 17; A 71-12 won/loss record at Wimbledon; Ranked No. 1 in 1991; Career winner of 83% of your single matches; Inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003. It doesn't get much better than that Boris and you're not the first to lose your battle with drugs and alcohol. They have taken down many others who have gone on to pick themselves up and achieve redemption. You can do that too and there are many I'm sure, including me who are wishing that for you.

I have to believe that dropping out of school in the 10th grade was a harbinger of troubled times ahead and I hope you'll use the time in prison to address that. I also hope you'll read or listen to my book, "What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life Really Works," for the contribution it may make toward convincing you to avoid the kinds of thoughts, words and actions that got you into this pickle. 

And if/when you get down, remember these words..."The light of life surrounds me, the love of life enfolds me, the power of life protects me and the presence of life watches over me. Wherever I am life is and all is well!" Just dwell on those words and it will help you through those tough moments. Best wishes Boris. See you on the other side!


Man Posing as Students Convicted in $1.4 Million Loan Scheme

It is not as if Elliott Sterling was not enterprising, clever, persuasive and potentially helpful by offering his services to help college students apply for grants and loans from the program called Federal Student Aid and known as FAFSA.  But he also committed fraud by stealing the funds and spending them at casinos and elsewhere. Now he awaits sentencing! What in the world led him to think this could lead anywhere BUT to prison. The thing is that our educational system does not teach the Law of Cause & Effect or laws of Karma or that What Goes Around Comes Around. Until it does, these failings will continue to appear.


JP Morgan Warns Russia Faces 1998 Like Collapse in Economy

This Russia/Putin/Ukraine debacle, just goes to show, that as it relates to the subject explored in these pages, it proves out on all levels. There is a "Law of Cause & Effect" that operates on the tiniest to the most significant levels and is fundamental to the understanding of every aspect of nature and every branch of science! 

In this case it regards a country, Russia and it’s leader, Putin. It doesn’t get much more global than that! Moreover, it is a Law that is corroborated by all major religions and schools of philosophy. 

When we as individuals see it in action, we often use the current term of art, “What Goes Around Comes Around,” to express our observation of the dynamics at play. Many also use the traditional term, “Karma.” 

Essentially, they mean the same thing! Namely, that nothing happens in a vacuum and every seed planted will, at some point appear as life experience in proper measure. This does not bode well those participating in the brutality on display.

As our clarity on the subject of this natural law is ever evolving, there are aspects of it that we still don’t have a firm grip on. The timing of the appearance is one of them. But just like all branches of science, our knowledge advances in increments and there will come a time when that answer is clarified.

The key thing to know, is that it is also working in regard to every aspect, of every individual’s life!

JPMorgan Warns Russia Faces 1998-Like Collapse in Economy

by Bloomberg News

Russia is on course for an economic collapse that will rival or even eclipse the size of the 1998 slump which followed its debt default, although the financial fallout may be less than then.


Ex-Worker Wins $36.5 Million From Company That Hid Asbestos Damage

On all levels of life, individually, in groups, corporations, religions and even countries, abuses are perpetrated against others. The question is, why this is the case? One can only think its because the perpetrators believe they can get away with it

Surely if people believed that it was not possible to do so, they would not go there in the first place. They would reconsider! They would live and let live! They would turn the other cheek, they would leave that person alone and move on.

Wouldn’t they???

I mean that if they knew that their scheme to get away with something that harmed others was doomed from the start to fail, they wouldn’t do it, right?

Well, that message did not get through in the case of this upsetting tale. However, just as the Sackler family has been revealed for the evil they have perpetrated, just as Madoff and Epstein were so unveiled, the light now shines on this horror-show of human duplicity.

The thing is, like many of us they were not properly taught that there is a “ Law of Cause & Effect” in operation in nature and our lives that takes note and responds accordingly!

Every part of nature and every branch of science is explained by this Law. As part of nature, human beings are also subject to The Law of Cause and Effect, which states that every cause (thought, word, action) has an effect and that for every effect (outcome), there is a cause to be found.

The trickiest part of this idea of cause and effect is the timing. For example, how much time can go by before the “Effect” shows up? Also, what if a perpetrator dies before being revealed as a perpetrator? Does it mean they’ve gotten away with it? There are answers for them, but they are not yet rock solid. Like all areas of life and physics, such knowledge advances at it’s own pace.

That is why Nobel prizes are awarded, because someone figures something out we did not previously understand. Will this head stumper ever be figured out? Of course, but when? I’ll be sure to let you know!


Man Charged in Jan. 6 Riot Sold Forged Vaccination Cards

I have a great idea, Jia Liu must have said to Steve Rodriguez. Let’s make up phony vaccine cards! Hey, they just have to look “close” to the real ones, be the same size and stuff. Man, we’ll make a bundle! “Wow, that’s genius,” I surmise that Stephen replied.
“Yea! Cash in on all those anti-vexers. Who cares? I got my three!”

“Jia…Steve…What were you thinking? You & yourself only, make the bed you’re gonna lie in!"


Wife of Navy Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty in Submarine Spy Case

I’m not sure which of these is the more egregious from a “mindless stupidity” point of view, the forged vaccine cards or the spy case? I guess I’d have to go the latter because the husband not only masterminded the scheme, but dragged his wife in with him! However, both offer stark evidence of how far some of us are from understanding the natural laws of the nature and life, most importantly, "The Law of Cause & Effect!”

All of nature operates by it including humans! We are part of nature, not separate from it.
Why, in spite of all the evidence that we see of people trying to get away with one thing or another only to be caught, do people go on displaying such astonishing misunderstanding of how life works

As the King said to Anna, “Its a puzzlement!"


Private Equity Investor Sentenced to 15 Months in College Bribery Case

So neither being a Prince nor a private equity $ billionaire can save someone from the long reach of the Law of Cause & Effect that we continually see play out on life’s stage yet may be quickly forgotten. 

While we say the words "What Goes Around Comes Around," it is just the current nomenclature for the Law of Cause & Effect, the fundamental Law of all nature and science, reflected recently in the life of Prince Andrew and  John Wilson.

In John’s case, the thing is that his kids were good students! They would have gotten into fine colleges that were appropriate for them and most likely had memorable college experiences. Hopefully they still will and be stronger for the experience. This was not their fault. 


Purdue’s Sacklers Consider Adding Another Billion to Opioid Settlement

Aha! The evil Sackler are back in the spotlight. Since their last offer to buy themselves out of responsibility for the deaths of close to 500,000 Americans, over the still ongoing years of the opioid crisis for a measly $4.3 billion was rejected, they are trying again to escape the hammer by raising their offer by another $billion.

Of course they still want immunity for the family and their friends from future prosecution and will continue to enjoy billionaire status from the many more $billions they have reportedly stashed away in accounts around the globe. Apparently, they did so assisted by the best lawyers and financial minds their money could buy, But will this latest move get them out of Dodge, so to speak?

We’ll see how it goes. But what we can know right now is that the basic law of nature and physics, The Law of Cause and Effect, embodied in the words What Goes Around Comes Around, will extract exactly the right pound of flesh the Sackler's deserve.


The Jeff Zucker and CNN Saga

Can there be much Controversy about how Mr. Vincenz got himself in such a pickle? Choices he made is the only explanation. Something led him to believe that those choices were Invisible and hidden from view and that he could make them free from fear of discovery. 

What is now visible is most likely only the tip of the iceberg, so how did he get on this path? He still managed to reach the corporate heights. Must be very smart in certain ways, charming and disarming. Would have had a long and very good life. 

What he obviously lacked was the understanding that the seeds planted in one’s garden of life by their thoughts, words and actions, will eventually show up. That, as Emerson said, “The result is already in the seed. It is just difficult to know when it will bloom.” For Mr. Vincenz, the time is nigh!


Strip-Bar Habit Worth $220,000 Hangs Over Swiss Banker on Trial

Can there be much Controversy about how Mr. Vincenz got himself in such a pickle? Choices he made is the only explanation. Something led him to believe that those choices were Invisible and hidden from view and that he could make them free from fear of discovery. 

What is now visible is most likely only the tip of the iceberg, so how did he get on this path? He still managed to reach the corporate heights. Must be very smart in certain ways, charming and disarming. Would have had a long and very good life. 

What he obviously lacked was the understanding that the seeds planted in one’s garden of life by their thoughts, words and actions, will eventually show up. That, as Emerson said, “The result is already in the seed. It is just difficult to know when it will bloom.” For Mr. Vincenz, the time is nigh!


Lawsuit Says Faculty at a Top Arts School Preyed on Students for Decades

And now another School is in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time its the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Arts being charged with a whole range of abuses spanning a period of 40 plus years, of college age students to students as young as 14. 
 
Some of those accused have died, which also raises the question of whether they got away with it, because they passed away before they had to face the music? But does it mean they had no regrets, or debilitating and disease inducing fear of discovery, or deep and painful guilt? 
 
What about their legacy, how it reflects on the way they are remembered? The pain it may cause their children or grandchildren, friends, etc! Do those things count when considering whether death absolves someone who does bad things while alive?
 
Something to consider, but it is time for ALL schools to take vigilance to a higher level.


A Tale of Taking Incredible and Mindless Risk

A tale of taking incredible & mindless risk. As part of an effort started by Cyrus Vance, the former Manhattan District Actorney and continued by newly elected Alvin Bragg, billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt has returned 180 illegally, acquired artifacts valued at $70million to the countries where they originated and were hijacked from, by antiquities traffickers. 

Over the years these items were acquired by Mr. Steinhardt. It is notable that his attorney was quoted as saying, “His client was pleased that the DA’s years-long Investigation has concluded without any charges filed.” 

“Pleased” indeed! For such a high-profile and wealthy individual, the $70million he’d spent was a pittance compared to the public humiliation and added legal expense of a trial and possible conviction at 81 years of age!

Did Mr. Steinhardt know and understand the possible repercussions of engaging in making these illegal acquisitions or think he was protected by his stature as a billionaire or some other percieved protection? It is hard to imagine he would do so otherwise! I’d guess he’s most likely taken at least a few sighs of relief that his only loss in this matter is the money he spent to make his illegal acquisitions and no additional fine, or trial, or god-forbid the humiliation of a jail sentence! 

What a colossal risk to take! Michael, please be more mindful. Don’t do stuff like that and if there are other examples out there, please unwind them immediately! Yes, agreed! We do a bad job of teaching it properly and effectively to our children, but the words of the title are true! They are a law of nature and physics. They were for Madoff, they were for Spitzer, they were for Armstrong and they are for all of us! By the way, there’s a great book where you can learn more about it.


Credit Suisse Chairman Resigns Apologizes for Breaking Swiss Covid Rules

Only nine months after being hired as the Chairman of Credit Suisse, Horta-Osorio blows it with mindless disregard. 

As he says in his own words: “I regret that a number of my personal actions have led to difficulties for the bank and compromised my ability to represent the bank internally and externally,” Antonio Horta-Osorio said in the statement. “I therefore believe that my resignation is in the interest of the bank and its stakeholders at this crucial time.” 

Another way to say "personal actions” is to say choices or decisions. Humans can make them to a degree not available to any other living creature. It is a gift of life that we can do so, but is obviously from this story, also a potential curse, depending...The question is, how can a person at Antonio's level, in a sensitive role at a sensitive time and with all eyes upon him, be so cavalier or “mindless,” to make the choices he did??? As the King said to Anna, “Its a puzzlement!” 

Antonio must have thought that the rules applied to everyone but him. There’s no other way to explain it. He certainly did not subscribe to the notion that what goes around, does come around. Maybe for others, but not for him! Even though many is the time he has said those words about some other person’s downfall, only to turn around and make these  bone-headed moves. Pity for him! I wonder if he even makes that connection, or just racks it up to unfairness, or bad luck. 

But to not be so judgmental and harsh, the fact is we all to a greater os lessor degree, forget and make decisions we may later regret. Why is that? One reason is that we’re not properly taught that the fundamental law of all nature and science is the "Law of Cause & Effect." In other words, What Goes Around Comes Around! 

“Hey! You mean that’s really true?"


At the Australian Open Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

So now we know! After back and forth by the Australian authorities, Novak Djokovic has been sent back to Serbia, having been expelled from Australia and the Australian Open tennis tournament he was favored to win for the tenth time. Not to mention the more than $2million in prize money he has forfeited and what may have been his best chance to leave chief rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, in his dust by winning his 21st major(all three have won 20 majors). Now only Nadal has that opportunity, as the only one of the “Big Three” still scheduled to play (Federer is recovering from injury). 

It doesn’t mean the end for Djokovic by any stretch. He has bounced back from other setbacks! However, the hit he is taking to his reputation, may well besmirch his legacy. It is not simply his position on vaccines and the fact that he is not vaccinated, but derives from misrepresentations on his travel documents and concerns that he would become a symbol for defying vaccine rules in a closely aligned country locked in a Covid war. 

Adding further fuel were what appearsed to be attempts to finesse his way past requirements, by fudging certain information on his travel documents. For example, he said he had not travelled outside of Serbia in the period before going to Australia. But videos then emerged showing him training in Spain. He blamed his agent. 

In another troubling episode, it came out that one day after testing positive for covid in Serbia, Djokovic was interviewed by two journalists, without disclosing his test results to them. There was more, but that was enough for the Australian authorities to send him home. Adding to the spanking, he will be refused entry and miss the tournament for at least the next three years.

Will he gear up and bounce back at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament and win his twenty-first title there? We’ll see! Does he now realize that there IS a "Law of Cause & Effect" and he just experienced it? Others will be pointing to this and saying, “See, what goes around comes around!” What will Novak take from this episode? What will we all take from it?


Scrambling but Undaunted the Met Opera Sings Through Omicron

How have they done it? Keep it going that is? Not diverge from their schedule? Maintain the quality of their performances? Since late November the NY Met has performed three dozen plus performances, with two dozen scheduled for January alone, involving hundreds of people and thousands of audience members. Much more than crossing t’s and dotting i’s, it is a Master Class in organizational skills, strict adherence to health protocols, creative casting and sheer determination. The message…What Goes In = What Comes Out!


Fugitive Italian Killer Finally Meets His Match in Google Maps

Who would have thunk it. Google, the sleuth that captures an Italian killer wanted for twenty years! Police nabbed him thanks to Google Maps, walking down a street in Spain where he had blended in as a chef in a local restaurant. 

The point here is that he probably thought off himself as the person who proves that the phrase, “What Goes Around Comes Around,” was nothing more than wishful thinking for fools and dreamers! Physics? A law of nature? Ridiculous!!! Look at him for example!

Oops!


Sidney Poitier, Who Paved the Way for Black Actors in Film, Dies at 94

I must admit to having been embarrassingly ignorant about the life of Sidey Poitier. Of course I saw several of his movies in which he was always a striking and compelling presence. I remember “To Sir With Love” the best. 

But I had no idea about his younger life and struggles, until his passing and the pouring forth of tributes like this one to his fortitude and dogged pursuit of his dreams to be an actor. At least from a career standpoint, he epitomized the “Law of Cause & Effect" in the most positive terms. No matter of how bleak it looked for him professionally, he persisted and became a breakthrough icon and example for many to follow.

I still don’t know much about the rest of life for him other than he had six daughters from two marriages, which likely meant a great meny challenges and rewards. We know that one area of success does not necessarily mean the same for the rest of life. Rather each aspect is measured according to its own set of criteria. 

In Sidney’s case, he at least gets very high marks as the actor he dreamed of becoming and an example to inspire countless others to doggedly pursue their dreams. Thank you for that Sidney!


Teva Pharmaceutical Company Found Liable in Landmark Opioid Trial

It is really good to see this! The more of these cases that are prosecuted the better the chance that the Sackler family will finally be cornered like the vicious pack of vipers they are. 

The thing is, that when groups of smart people get together and work in tandem for an evil purpose, those collective minds all conspiring to keep their vicious deeds hidden in the shadows, may get away with it for a long time. Think Volkswagen, Wells Fargo and other combinations of people united around a duplicitous purpose!

The same applies to solo abusers who have a gift for charming their way out of tight spots so they can continue their weaving their evil web. Think Larry Nassar, Bernie Madoff. The light eventually gets them all, but in human terms it can seem like the bad people never get caught.

Not true! Ask Teva Pharma.


The Relentless Ego of Ghislaine Maxwell

So, Chapter Two of the Jeffrey Epstein saga comes almost to a close. Almost, because we won’t know the final ending until we hear the sentencing, which is likely to be a doozie! 

Sure, there will be an appeal and there have been shockers in the past, think R. Kelly in 2008. But this is not likely to be one of those. 

So Ghislaine, was it worth it? The ride you had with your buddy Jeff, that is? Did the two of you simply mock the concept of Karma, Cause & Effect, What Goes Around Comes Around, different ways to say the same thing? Did you just buy his line that you were  “Teflon Twins” and they’d never get you. What?

Please tell us, explain so there’s some way to think something good and worthwhile about at least you, cause its sure hard to find in this wreckage!


The Two Humphreys

Here’s a  weird and highly personal addition to my blog of illustrations about why the title of my book, “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works” is actually true and a law of nature & physics. 

It certainly got my attention when I spotted this gent's obituary. 

My father’s name was Humphrey Davis. This guy was Humphrey Davies! They were the exact same age when they both checked out. 

My Dad was riddled with cancer from his prolific pipe smoking and being around my wonderful Mother, who was was a two pack, a day Chesterfield smoker until her mid-fifties. 

She made it to just past her 83rd birthday, when the lung cancer caught up to her. She hadn’t quit soon enough.

This new Humphrey died from complications of pancreatic cancer, almost certainly smoking induced!

How’s "them there" for some random coincidences?

The most regrettable thing about my mom and dad was that they were both from families with many who lived well into their nineties. They were a great couple and wonderful people, but they left so much on the table because of that demon, smoking! I hate it and it pains me when I see others going down that path.

And as if that wasn’t enough to make me a loather of pipes and cigarettes, both of my sisters, one younger and one older, were also smoking induced cancer victims, leaving me as the last one standing in my nuclear family. 

Thankfully there are other generations who I hope will remember me and us kindly, I hope the same for Humphrey number #2!


Former McDonald’s C.E.O. Repays Company $105 Million

Oh how intoxicating the power over another’s income or stature or comfort can be! It was enough to cause Steve Easterbrook's brain to shut down and believe himself to be protected by an invisible force in some impregnable place.

The story serves to remind how important it is for people in positions of power over others anywhere, but certainly in the workplace where there are rules and laws that clearly define acceptable parameters, to be vigilant about their own thoughts, words and actions.

That power can be intoxicating as reflected in this cringe-worthy story that illustrates the importance  of staying at all times beyond reproach, to behave at all times as if there is a camera recording every word and deed!

My guide has been, “how would I feel and act if my youngest child Genevieve was in the room.” Not to claim lifelong perfection, but that discipline has served me well. Steve has paid dearly to say the least, for not having such a filter.


Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma’s Opioid Settlement

In a stunning turn-a-round, the “Law of Cause & Effect” has prevailed, illustrating that What Goes Around DOES Come Around. It’s good news! The vile Sackler family is back on the hot seat. 

They thought they had escaped with a settlement that would shield them from personal liability for the death & destruction of hundreds of thousands of lives, wrought by the opioid crisis they created and has enriched them to the tune of more than $10 billion. 

Thank you Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for stepping up to do the right thing now. It was the step needed to bring this evil family to justice sooner rather than later. 


Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach a $380 Million Settlement

Larry Nassar, the former national gymnastics team doctor set a new standard for child abuse. Research about career abusers of children who are clever enough to escape detection until their 60’s or after death, indicates that those individuals may have abused more than 300 children in their lifetime.

In Larry Nassar’s case the number exceeds an unimaginable 500 girls whose lives he irreparably damaged. It is a nasty story and includes a black eye for the FBI for their incompetence and mismanagement of the Nassar episode.

Of course he will spend the rest of his waking days incarcerated. And now U.S.A. Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Parlympic Committee will pay a settlement of $380 million to Nassar’s survivors, But it won’t erase the mental and emotional scars those women will be saddled with for the rest of their lived.

Nassar’s case illustrates the way the Principle of “Cause & Effect” works, ie: that the longer and more evil / harmful an action or series of actions may be, the greater the consequences for the perpetrator(s) will also, in exact measure be!

Observing this situation we may the the words “what goes around, comes around,” about the participants. But it is the immutable law of cause & effect that makes it happen.

Happily, it works both ways and quality life results are derived from well-intentioned efforts.


Former D.E.A. Agent Sentenced to 12 Years in Drug Money Scheme

What a holy mess! A Federal D.E.A. Agent who drags his wife into the scheme. Now both go to prison for 12 years and 5 years respectively, leaving behind two young daughters for who knows what kind of damage they’ll suffer for losing both their parents. It is all about his choices. Now he says: “Unfortunately, there came a time when I made a decision that went against the person who I was, that damaged my wife and embarrassed my country,” Mr. Irizarry said, according to The A.P. “I should’ve known better and I didn’t. I failed.”But why? Why did he fail when all around him he saw criminals being caught and punished? And seeing all that, with two young kids he decides to jump in himself? I would bet there were many times when he spoke the words “What Goes Around Comes Around” about other people. Now other people are saying that about him! I feel bad for his wife, but most of all for his children. This will change the trajectory of their lives in a big way and its not likely to be a good one! I wish he had read my book. I’d like to think it may have deterred him. Perhaps wishful thinking, but I hope not.


Third Accuser Says Epstein and Maxwell Preyed on Her as a Troubled Teen

Reading this article about how Ghislaine Maxwell aided and abetted satiating Jeffrey Epstein’s voracious appetite for young girls, I found myself wondering what it was exactly that she got from this strange relationship and how it came about in the first place?

How did she meet Epstein and get drawn into having her life’s work become about his sex drive. It reminds of the R. Kelly saga, except that he had whole team of people on his payroll, supporting his brand of exploitation of young girls. It appears that Maxwell was a one-woman procurement operation, all by herself! But why?


Elite Wine Group Moves to Expel 6 Members in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Here’s a case of “Group malfeasance, blamed on poor judgement, from the consumption of too much wine!” A nine month investigation of the American chapter of “The Court of Master Sommeliers” has revealed a widespread expectation/demand of sexual favors in return for mentoring female applicants, undergoing the rigorous exam process, required for membership and recognition as an official Sommellier.

This follows the complaint of 21 women that their supposed mentors, had pressured them for sex, apparently a well-established condition with a long history. So far 22 men have been investigated.

The point being, that when a lowly activity becomes “institutionalized” in a grouping of people, ie: company, sport, union, association, religion, etc, it can go on undetected for a long time. It may even acquire an almost “accepted as part of the game” kind of cover, with those participating considering it, "just one of their perks”, and no big deal! That is, until someone blows the lid off.

That’s when everything changes for those who took part. It is not after all, that they didn’t know there was something amiss about the game they were playing. They just thought they had a really good cover! Instead, that cover just went poof, as all covers eventually do. Just another example that, "What Goes Around Comes Around!” Its just difficult to predict when.


Art Dealer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charges in $86 Million Scam

He was a rising star as an art dealer, who investors relied on to help them find good investments in the opaque world of fine art. Unfortunately, for both the investors and himself, he instead used his charm and twisted brilliance to perpetrate a complex and nasty scheme to defraud them. He had used the words "what goes around comes around" on many occasions in his life, to describe the foolish actions of others. Yet as of yesterday he stands convicted of wire fraud, facing a sentence of 20 years in prison. How is it that so many fail to see in themselves what is so easy to see in others? As the King said to Anna, “It is a puzzlement!"


Why the Global Methane Pledge Is a Big Deal for the Climate

The fundamental Principle of life that explains everything in nature and the sciences is The Law of Cause & Effect. Change the Cause and the Effect changes accordingly. Likewise, all Effects can be traced to a Cause. 

It is also the Principle that underlies the concepts of Karma and today’s way of expressing the same idea, namely “What Goes Around Comes Around." It applies to individuals, groups of individuals, companies large and small, religions, regions, countries and even planets, including notably the earth.New Review for What Goes Around Comes Around

The UN climate summit currently in session highlights an example applicable to the latter, as it relates to efforts by certain humans tout limits on the emision of Methane gas. Why should anyone care?

Perhaps because it is scientifically known that Methane traps more that 80 times the heat that the same amount of carbon dioxide does! Meaning that the enormous amount of methane released by oil and gas drilling is a big contributor to “global warming.” The question is do Nations of the world at large outlaw the release of methane by enacting laws and rules to restrict it…or not?

It is a clear case of “cause & effect” in action. What Goes Around, will like night follows day, Come Around. If the cause is not adjusted, the effect will be life changing in the worst way for future generations. Does anyone care? It remains to be seen.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-01/why-the-low-key-methane-pledge-is-a-big-deal-for-the-climate?sref=gM6jgoKs


Blackhawks Ignored 2010 Sexual Assault Accusation

The interesting point of this article is the “time” part of the equation. There were a number of people who knew about the abusive behavior of the N.H.L. Blackhawk’s video coach Brad Aldrich. They included the team’s President Stan Bowman and Al MacIsaac another senior management person.

While other senior management also became aware of them, the reports of sexual abuse committed by Aldrich were essentially buried, leaving him free to continue coaching and committing similar offenses for another ten years. He must have felt, and even looked to anyone who knew what the was doing, like he had some kind of invisible shield protecting him.

It is another refrain of the same tune we’ve heard repeatedly in recent years. In this case the offender himself and the management team that failed to act immediately all share blame. The question is, why did it take ten years for the whole story to surface and consequences be delivered?

There is an answer. It's in the book!


Jon Gruden’s Departure Means More Trouble for the Raiders

It is an old saying full of wisdom ie: “Loose Lips Sink Ships!” Now Jon Gruden, the former coach of  NFL Football's, Los Vegas Raiders, most likely gets the irony of how that saying also applies to him!

There’s a thing about those kinds of sayings. They have obvious wisdom and we can see the results for others when they disregard them, but then turn around and miss it in ourselves.

One would think that after all the examples of wayward emails being used for evidence of transgressions, and all the warnings given by parents and teachers and other advisors to NOT hit that SEND button unless you want the WHOLE world to see that email, that a person of Mr.(not coach anymore) Gruden’s stature would have been more circumspect than to share his racist underbelly so openly!

It is, however, a very good example of a “Principle” explained in the book, ebook & audio-book titled, What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works.


18 Former N.B.A. Players Are Charged in $4 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme

This is a classic. One wonders how many times these former NBA pros have smirked and spoken the words  “See, what goes around comes around,” about someone else's downfall, only to then participate in this harebrained scheme themselves! Gets back to that other saying, ie: "What is so easy to see in others is so hard to see in ourselves!"

Federal prosecutors said Glen Davis, Sebastian Telfair and Tony Allen were among the players involved in a plot to file millions of dollars’ worth of fraudulent medical claims.


Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Study of Humanity’s Role in Changing Climate

Food for thought…

On one day in the same newspaper, is a report by an independent commission that details how in France alone over the past seven decades, more than 210,000 minors, mostly boys aged 10-13, were sexually abused by clergy members. The number goes up to 330,000 when including other people who were affiliated with the church.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/world/europe/france-catholic-church-abuse.html?smid=em-share

Juxtapose that report with the notice that three scientists who have devoted their careers to understanding the effect of human behavior on the earth’s changing climate and global warming, have just received the Nobel Prize in Physics.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/science/nobel-prize-physics-manabe-klaus-parisi.html?smid=em-share

Some people go this way…some people go that way. Extreme examples for sure, but...


Nobel Prize Winners Rewarded for their light shedding achievements

My blog has examples I identify in my effort to prove the truth of the saying often used and also the title of my book, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” However admittedly, most of those examples are negative stories about people receiving their comeuppance for their regrettable deeds.So what a pleasure it is to find one like this. Yes, some people receive life in prison or worse for their efforts, while these gentlemen just received The Nobel Prize for theirs! It just goes to show that the fundamental law of all nature and science underlying all of this, namely "The Law of Cause & Effect,” operates equally on both sides of the equation! In simple terms, good begets good and visa-versa!Getting back to the book, it is full of true stories of people I’ve known that illustrate how “The Law” unfolds for all of us and how to work with it to produce the best life experience for ourselves and our loved ones.Hoping that it sheds some light on the path of many.


R. Kelly Is Found Guilty on All Counts Twenty-five Years Too Late

More on R. Kelly. This New Yorker article says that, "his conviction was twenty-five years too late!" However, in actuality it was just the time it took! It’s the same as all the others who eventually get revealed. Exactly how long it takes is based on how intelligent, clever, deceitful and evil they are, in addition to the resources they have available. The result is always in exact proportion to the input received and works on both sides of the equation. Some people who spend their lives in fruitful ways end up with Nobel Prizes, happy and peaceful lives, while others like Mr. Kelly, generate some other befitting end.


R&B Superstar R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Trafficking Trial

Well now we know the answer. R. Kelly won’t be abusing any more underage girls, or  any age girls this lifetime! Whatever hope he had of escaping justice, as he did in 2008 when the lead witness against him declined to testify, this was a different ballgame as described below, and he now knows two things:
Those famous words, What Goes Around Comes Around, are actually true.
All the escape in 2008 actually did for him, was deliver a far harsher sentence than he would have received back then.
We won’t know the actual sentence he receives until May 4th, but it is likely to be substantial. 

One question that now arises is, who out there is currently participating in R. Kelly type behavior and says to themselves, “Hmmm, maybe I better re-think this plan?"
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-27/jury-resumes-deliberations-in-r-kelly-sex-misconduct-case?sref=gM6jgoKs


R. Kelly Trial Nears End, as Prosecutors Paint Portrait of a Predator

The prosecutor’s racketeering case summation on Wednesday 9/23 took more than three hours, with more scheduled for Thursday. In the first trial against him in 2008 the key witness bailed and set him free. This time he had “no such luck, with many taking the stand.” and it looks like the jury’s turn soon. Whatever happens, other states eagerly await their chances to bring similar charges.

R. Kelly Trial Nears End, as Prosecutors Paint Portrait of a Predator

During the first day of closing arguments in Brooklyn, a prosecutor sought to knit together the government’s sprawling racketeering case.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/nyregion/r-kelly-trial-prosecutors.html?smid=em-share


They Worked for R. Kelly. This Is What They Saw

In the ongoing saga of, “Will R. Kelly Escape Once More?” more witnesses testify and the canvas fills out more about his years of seducing young girls and creating his own personal harem with the help of his hired & paid team of enablers.

 Is R.Kelly another Jeffery Epstein? Epstein escaped an onerous sentence in 2008, the same year that R. Kelly also walked from what looked like a slam-dunk conviction. We know how ir worked out for Epstein and his legacy.


Biles and Her Teammates Rip the F.B.I.

Here is precisely why the work done by Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care, www.HFC.org is so crucial to our children and their children and all children! It is because the kind of abuse described here happens way more often than anyone knows...except that is... for the abusers and the abused!

Sometimes there’s a revelation, like an Olympic Doctor protected by the FBI, who is actually a serial sex offender of his teenage and younger, trusting patients!

Sometimes the unmasking of the horror comes quickly and is handled expeditiously. Other times, however, it can take a long, long time.

How could this Larry Nassar, get away with abusing countless children for years, with nobody the wiser? And yet this is just one of many such stories about abuse and neglect! 

The perpetrator’s hone their skill  because they are charming and smart and have some position that enables them to identify the innocent ones, lure them into the abuser's web and then keep them there out of fear, intimidation and embarrassment and too traumatized to know what to do.

Enter www.HFC.org to evaluate the programs and agencies that provide the direct service to this and other brands of the abusive behavior of adults.

Thank god for HFC.

Somehow, Larry Nasser got away with his evil doings for an incredibly long time before he was finally revealed for the monster he is. But the rule is, that the longer a perpetrator gets away with their crime, the deeper the hole they dig for themselves when they are finally caught.  In Larry Nasser's case, it's the rest of his life!


Colombo Family Crime Boss and 12 Others Are Arrested

I thought same as you, that Tony was dead, both on the TV version of,“The Sopranos,” and in real life, as the actor who played Tony also passed away.

But now in a case of life imitating art,  we meet the real life version of Tony. His name is  Andrew Russo, a key player in an actual mafioso drama now unfolding in a racketeering case being pursued by the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn. 

Whats more, apparently ithe gig has been going on for twenty-plus years! And here I’ve been thinking that in this day and age…Mafioso...no way!. Well...Yes way!!!

"Colombo Family Crime Boss and 12 Others Are Arrested", Prosecutors Say

An indictment unsealed on Tuesday accuses the organization of orchestrating a two-decade scheme to extort a labor union.

I guess nobody told these folks that you couldn’t do this sort of thing anymore. I bet they  even watched every episode of The Sopranos and had a laugh doing so. Probably even got inspiration from the fake version.


Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

This was an avoidable catastrophe. Same in New Jersey, New Otleans and elsewhere. Not avoidable in the sense that a storm would happen, but that building codes and construction supervision and standards are so antiquated and unrealistic. 

So now Mother Nature provides the test, and the frauds and incompetent ones are left scratching their heads about the devastation they just helped go down in the history books. Now yet one more time, the world will watch and see how its handled. Is it swept under the rug or addressed as it should be?

This storms devastation was as good an example of the Law of Cause & Effect in action, as you’ll ever find and on a multi-state level to boot! It was ignored in the past. What happens now is the question! As we see time and time again, what goes around, does come around!

Kind of a metaphor of our lives, wouldn’t you say?


Hedge Fund’s Insiders Agree to Pay as Much as $7 Billion to I.R.S.

This is a heartening case! It supports the notion that justice does prevail and what goes around, does indeed come around, The Law of Cause & Effect” in action!  It means a $7 Billion penalty owed to the IRS and I’d guess, considering the fees these folks paid to their tax advisors, they never expected this outcome. Don’t cheer too loudly though. It also means that Principle applies to everyone!

Hedge Fund’s Insiders Agree to Pay as Much as $7 Billion to I.R.S.

The agreement ends a longstanding tax dispute involving a decade’s worth of transactions at Renaissance Technologies, one of the world’s biggest and best-connected hedge funds.


In R. Kelly Trial, the Verdict May Hinge on a Circle of Enablers

An update on the R. Kelly case:

In 2008, the singer known as R. Kelly was able to escape prosecution for sexually exploiting underage girls, due to what was described as a “technical glitch.” This time prosecutors are pursuing Kelly in a novel fashion, based on racketeering charges that depict him as the “Kingpin” of a criminal organization assembled by himself to provide more victims. We’ll see...

After the searing testimony of the past few days, plus what’s still to come, the outcome may rightfully be quite different!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/nyregion/r-kelly-trial-racketeering-enablers.html?smid=em-share


When Police Lie, the Innocent Pay. Some Are Fighting Back.

This is about  the issue of police who lie and distort the true circumstances of their interactions with people they come in contact with of color or otherwise, when they think that no one is watching or bears witness to what actually happened. In such circumstances, like the one described here, they may be tempted to lie and distort to their own nefarious end. 

Police reform such as now required body cameras, plus strategically placed security cameras, in addition to ubiquitous cell phones that can catch events unfolding almost anywhere, have changed the equation for at least some victims of police over-reach, exaggeration and misinformation, where once there was only the word of the officer in question.. 

This article points out one such example of how things are shifting from total domination of a police officers explanation of how events unfolded to a more even playing field. While it may not be viewed as such, it is a positive step forward for all concerned.


Video Shows Louisiana Trooper Beating a Black Man With a Flashlight

Wonder why we had to live through the “Black Lives Matter” uprising last year and ongoing calls for de-funding police budgets? Not that I’m advocating doing so, but the story presented in this article and so many others with a similar narrative, do speak to the need for significant changes in the selection, training process and supervision of who is privileged with becoming a law-enforcement officer in this country. 

Of course Jacob Brown will suffer the consequences and also bring dis-honor on his family and heritage as the son of a former Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police. He’ll also have to find another way to make a living and there may well be legal jeopardy in his immediate future, for his barbaric behavior in uniform. 


Former Netflix staffers charged for making $3m from insider trading

It is remarkable to think that after so many people have been nailed in the past decade for insider trading schemes, that this group of knuckleheads somehow believed that THEY had found the key! To say nothing of the fact that the regulators can see and follow the trading activity before and after every announcement of importance, of every public company. Yup, its a head scratcher, how people can choose to put themselves in such criminal jeopardy, let alone say words and take actions that are hurtful to their personal relationships.


With R. Kelly on Trial, What Has Become of His Music?

There are reasons why it can take a long time for some people or groups of people or organizations of many people, to face the consequences of their actions, as decreed by the words, What Goes Around Comes Around. So long a stretch of time in fact, that it can make us doubt those words are actually true, or that they also apply to us.

Those reasons may include various combinations of high intelligence, large monetary reserves and highly refined skills of charm & deception, & lying & more!

In R. Kelly’s case, we’ll know a lot more about the specifics of how he’s done it, as his case unfolds. Also, how he escaped conviction in 2008, about the same time that Jeffrey Epstein was slipping through a large hole in the net that had him in its grip. Both went on to nail many more under-age girls with their respective brands of abuse.

Will Kelly slip through again? I’d say very unlikely, but as we’ve learned, better to await the official word before answering that. So I’ll just go with…”We’ll see!”

What we do know, is that the longer these villains get away with their schemes, the deeper the hole they dig for themselves when truth does get revealed!. Yes…we’ll see!

The R&B superstar may have experienced a “social death,” with his music largely disappearing in public. But streaming data tells a more complicated story.


R. Kelly’s Last Criminal Trial Was in 2008. The World Has Changed Since.

Wow! Now here’s an interesting tussle. We’ve been commenting on the progress of the Sackler family saga and the various penalties and fines being levied on those who profited from the deaths of more than 500,000 Americans over the past years of the opioid crisis. Included is the $4.5 billion Sackler family pledge to settle the estimated 2,700 lawsuits and hundreds of thousands of claims that have been registered against the family and Purdue, going back to 2014.

Central to that deal offered by the Sackler family is personal immunity from prosecution for all members of the family and approximately 1,000 other Purdue Pharma related people who participated in the broad-scale deception. A series of hearings have been conducted be a Federal Judge who has been expected to approve the plan including the Sackler demand.

But now out of the blue, objections to the legal shield for the Sackler’s and their cohorts, has forced the judge to take a pause. In response the family threatens to withdraw their settlement offer and litigate all claims one by one, taking many years and much money to do so. However, its looking like a growing number of people harmed by the loss of loved ones, caused by the Sackler’s criminal activities, may have decided that getting that money today is not worth seeing the family walk from legal jeopardy they so richly deserve!

We’ll see…Either way the Sackler family members are facing a very long road of retribution.

In a rare court appearance, David Sackler said he and his family would withdraw their pledge to pay $4.5 billion, unless they are shielded from lawsuits related to Purdue Pharma.


Sacklers Threaten to Pull Out of Opioid Settlement Without Broad Legal Immunity

Wow! Now here’s an interesting tussle. We’ve been commenting on the progress of the Sackler family saga and the various penalties and fines being levied on those who profited from the deaths of more than 500,000 Americans over the past years of the opioid crisis. Included is the $4.5 billion Sackler family pledge to settle the estimated 2,700 lawsuits and hundreds of thousands of claims that have been registered against the family and Purdue, going back to 2014.

Central to that deal offered by the Sackler family is personal immunity from prosecution for all members of the family and approximately 1,000 other Purdue Pharma related people who participated in the broad-scale deception. A series of hearings have been conducted be a Federal Judge who has been expected to approve the plan including the Sackler demand.

But now out of the blue, objections to the legal shield for the Sackler’s and their cohorts, has forced the judge to take a pause. In response the family threatens to withdraw their settlement offer and litigate all claims one by one, taking many years and much money to do so. However, its looking like a growing number of people harmed by the loss of loved ones, caused by the Sackler’s criminal activities, may have decided that getting that money today is not worth seeing the family walk from legal jeopardy they so richly deserve!

We’ll see…Either way the Sackler family members are facing a very long road of retribution.

In a rare court appearance, David Sackler said he and his family would withdraw their pledge to pay $4.5 billion, unless they are shielded from lawsuits related to Purdue Pharma.


Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Faces Milestone Charges in Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

It seems worth noting that the crime described in this article took place in 1974, 47 years ago. If you had known McCarrick

over those years and were aware of the abuse he inflicted on children, you would have laughed if someone asked you if you believed that “what goes around comes around.” 

You would have said, "no way! If it was true this supposed Priest would be serving time! But look at him, free as a bird with no vultures circling!”

But that person, who thought he knew the truth of the matter first hand, would have been wrong! There was a vulture of sorts, right there in the shadows, just waiting for the “right” time to appear. It’s name is "The Law of Cause and Effect," the fundamental law of nature and physics that explains literally everything that happens on this planet, including human behavior and consequences.

It is said that, "the blossom, whether flower or thorn, is in the very seed that is planted!"

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Faces Milestone Charges in Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

Theodore McCarrick, 91, is the highest-ranking U.S. official in the Roman Catholic Church to be charged with sexual abuse. He is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old boy in 1974.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/us/cardinal-mccarrick-sexual-abuse-charge.html?smid=em-share 


Former Long Island Prosecutors Sentenced in Plot to Protect Police Chief

Sometimes we need protection from “The Protectors!” In this case of duplicity, the guilty party’s thought they could rule by fear and intimidation, and did for some period of time. Yes, even the worst offenders can get away with their bad deeds as these jerks did, because of their positions as detectives and police officials or other angles.

“Yes, but how could they think they could pull that off, surrounded as they were by other such officials?” You might ask. Exactly! Idiocy!

They thought so, because like most of us they were not properly taught how the "Law of Cause and Effect" actually works! We don’t grow up learning about this fundamental Law of all nature and science, that explains everything that happens on this planet including humans and is embodied in the words, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” That we are not properly educated on this matter is precisely why so many people make such foolish and hurtful mistakes.

See the recent articles about what we’ve collectively done to our planet, to see this deficit at play on a global basis!

Reading the book with the title, "What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works, and available on Amazon, or at www.whatgoesllc.com, is a good start for any individual to close that gap for themselves and those most dear to them.

Former Long Island Prosecutors Sentenced in Plot to Protect Police Chief

Thomas Spota and Christopher McPartland were convicted of obstruction of justice and other crimes for their role in a scheme to protect James Burke.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/nyregion/thomas-spota-mcpartland-sentencing.html?smid=em-share
So here is a frightening example of how the Principle of Cause & Effect, embodied in the words "What Goes Around Comes Around" has played out, as Global Warming can no longer be referred to as a “hoax.” Everyone taking that position has now been “outed” by this U.N.report as either ignorant or a fool.

The question now becomes, what steps are needed and taken on a global basis, to contend with the change in habits necessary to get a grip on the current, global, state of climate related affairs. It is in essence, a second pandemic for mankind to contend with that won’t go away without a measured and relentless global response.

Will one be taken with the same seriousness of purpose that Covid 19 has provoked? We’ll see!


A Hotter Future Is Certain Climate Panel Warns

A Hotter Future Is Certain Climate Panel Warns

So here is a frightening example of how the Principle of Cause & Effect, embodied in the words "What Goes Around Comes Around" has played out, as Global Warming can no longer be referred to as a “hoax.” Everyone taking that position has now been “outed” by this U.N.report as either ignorant or a fool.

The question now becomes, what steps are needed and taken on a global basis, to contend with the change in habits necessary to get a grip on the current, global, state of climate related affairs. It is in essence, a second pandemic for mankind to contend with that won’t go away without a measured and relentless global response.

Will one be taken with the same seriousness of purpose that Covid 19 has provoked? We’ll see!


Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Is it true that “What Goes Around Comes Around”? We may be getting close to another prime example of how that particular law of nature and physics plays out in the life of all humans, even those who have seemed impervious to its reach. Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inqui
Now that the lengthy inquiry into accusations of sexual harassment and other improprieties related to the Governor’s handling of Covid, nursing-home data and state resources he may have illegally used to publish his book so quickly has advanced significantly, we’ll soon know the results of what at least appears to be a thorough and exhaustive investigation. There is always the risk of jumping the gun and assuming the worst, which we want to avoid in fairness to all parties, including the Governor.


Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioid Lawsuits

The chickens are coming home to roost as another shoe drops for the evil Sackler enablers. $26 Billion more in the pot to pay for their collusion in the deaths of more than 500,000 Americans! Is there any amount of money that is enough? No of course not. But its early in the process of settling this score and many more shoes to drop! And it does contribute to making the point!

Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioid Lawsuits

The agreement would allow funds to begin flowing from the companies to states and communities to pay for addiction and prevention services.


Jury Awards $125 Million After Walmart Fires Woman With Down Syndrome

its a good example of how the Principle of nature and physics, that What Goes Around Comes Around, works. The story is further illustration that it (the principle) applies equally to single individuals, groups of people, companies large and small, governments and countries. In this case it is a huge company like Walmart stomping on not only an employee in good standing for 16 years, with an exemplary work record and many commendations, but also one with a Down Syndrome disability.

Out of the blue, the company suddenly insisted on changing Marlo Spaeth's work schedule in a way that created hardship and distress for her. When she requested a return to her previous schedule for explainable reasons, Walmart doubled down and fired her. A supervisor took her work vest and escorted her out of the door of the store where she had worked for those16 years. Very callous and downright mean, right?.


Drake Bell Given Two Years of Probation in Child Endangerment Case

Drake must have felt a sense of empowerment, the big star over the impressionable fan. It's been called intoxicating and at the right time and place, with the right profile of a fan it might indeed have been just a "good time!”

But when that person turned out to be a minor it was a whole other ballgame and now Drake is someone who has been charged with the felony of attempted child endangerment. It lead to a plea deal including financial penalties, probation with various conditions for a minimum of two years and registration as a sex offender!

Have to ask though as we always should, is it possible its not so black and white? Were there mitigating circumstances? Had Drake himself been a victim of child abuse? Was this a one-off mistake or just one of a series? Does it indicate a much deeper problem and need for help, but with the proviso to also keep him away from other potential victims?

A deeper analysis might answer those questions and let us have a dose of sympathy. But in the end, sympathy or not, he made the choices! He lured her in! He pounced!

There’s at least one thing we can be pretty sure he didn’t have, which is the insight that whether there seems to be someone watching or not, that there IS something taking note.That something is the universal Law of Cause & Effect which explains every action/reaction in the physical universe and nature, but also applies to all human thoughts, words and actions and their consequences.

In our time and culture, the common vernacular for this principle in action is the expression "What Goes Around Comes Around.” Most of us use those words, perhaps many times, but only when describing someone else’s misfortune. We didn’t understand at first, but when the facts came out we could see why it happened!

However another truth is that, what is so easy to see in others can be so hard to see in ourselves. Unfortunately for Drake, he didn’t either! If he’d only read the book I wrote with that title he might not be in this fix!

The former star of the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh” had pleaded guilty to two charges related to a girl he met online. She attended one of his concerts in 2017.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/arts/television/drake-bell-sentenced-child-endangerment.html?smid=em-share


15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma

And so it starts to take shape. The result that is, of the Sackler family’s many year effort to enrich themselves by defrauding the medical establishment and American public about their product’s extremely addictive nature. It has led to enormous pain and suffering of victims and their familes and the deaths of more than 500,000 Americans and counting.

The opening salvo, described by nature’s most basic principle, The Law of Cause & Effect and it’s contemporary expression, “What Goes Around Comes Around,” is this $4.5 billion settlement with 15 states. It began with an offer from the family for $3 billion and includes no protection for family members from criminal prosecution. Hurray!

In human terms it has taken many years and incredible work and coordination by multiple prosecutors to bring this about. It seemed like the family’s villainous genius and enormous resources might fend off retribution forever. 

But NO! It has just begun and will be concluded in just the right proportion! It’s how it goes. It is the law! It is as Emerson said, “The bloom is already in the seed and will appear!"

15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma, Advancing a $4.5 Billion Opioids Settlement

The states, including Massachusetts and New York, agreed to drop opposition to the bankruptcy organization plan of the company, the maker of OxyContin.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/health/purdue-pharma-opioids-settlement.html?smid=em-share


Johnson & Johnson to Pay New York State $230 Million to settle one Opioid Case

The Law of Cause & Effect, the fundamental principle of nature and physics, also referred to by the term of art - "What Goes Around Comes Around" can be observed in the lives of individuals, groups of individuals including families, tribes, companies, religious orders, governments, entire countries and other.

As it relates to the Opioid misery the U.S. has suffered through, many individuals, companies, doctors, pharmacists, politicians, consultants and others have participated in the crisis. which has now lasted for more than 20 years and claimed the lives of more than 800,000 Americans, a number that is still climbing and will for some time. 

At the center of the slime is the Sackler family, perpetrators of the worst drug crisis to ever test the resolve of law enforcement and millions of families who have witnessed the raging effects of opioid addiction first hand.


Canada’s Nightmare!

You know, there’s an  expression that when a like-minded group of people join forces for a common goal, the power of their effort is multiplied many times over. Now we know, horrifyingly, that one of those common goals was the ethnic cleansing of Canads’s indigenous people. Yes, that saying works both ways, good and bad. It is expressed in many of mankind’s greatest achievements, but also in the lowest of it's low.


She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away

I have to share this story because it is such an incredible tale. I’m so blown away by it that I’m not even sure how to make a point about it. Maybe, that because of her experience she decided to devote her life to a cause near & dear to her heart and to the planet. Anyway, even if I’m stretching…ya gotta read this and take away whatever it speaks to for you!! She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away

She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away

At 17, biologist Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.


Lifelong Exercise Adds Up to Big Health Care Savings

Now we actually have $ signs attached to the law of physics that “What Goes Around Comes Around” and how it plays out from a health standpoint, in dollars and cents! No longer is it just a “sense!” Heck, we all kind of know that regular exercise is “a good thing” and that we should do “more" of it. It is the rare person who does "too much" of it, that’s for sure! It is something I do think about and what gets me on my bike to ride from my house to traverse the Queensboro - 59th Street Bridge from Astoria into Manhattan. Then ride from there, over 61st St to enter Central Park across from the Plaza and begin the loop around the entire park, including the killer hills at the top, which I’m never quite sure I’ll make, but somehow manage to.


Two Montana Sweethearts Fatally Shot in 1956 and The Case Just Got Solved

This story presents a vexing question that has been raised many times about whether it is really true that, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” Specifically, what about if the bad person dies before they get caught, or the truth comes out? Good question right? 

In this case, two Montana sweethearts were fatally shot in 1956. The killer was never identified and repeated attempts to reopen the investigation turned cold. That is until the case was recently solved with genetic genealogy, using DNA from a sperm sample found at the crime scene and preserved all these years. The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office said it appeared to be the oldest homicide case in the United States to be solved with genetic genealogy.

So even though killer Kenneth Gould was cremated in 2008, he still could not escape his unmaking these 65 years after the fact, as the murderer and rapist he was.

But does this story either confirm or not, that What Goes Around Comes Around? 

We know from the article  that after the killings he left the area and never returned even to visit family. We know that his own three children participated in the investigation by contributing their DNA to help the families of the victims finally get clarity about what happened. 

But did Gould himself have consequences during the remainder of his life? I’d say yes, that at the very least his life was drastically altered. He was most likely, always looking over his shoulder and wondering when the knock on the door, or battering of the door, or announcement on a loud speaker that his house was surrounded and he should come out with hands raised, or arrest walking down the street would happen! 

But do I know for sure? Perhaps his three children will shed light on that. I am hopeful that more will be revealed about this person as the case is studied. We’ll see. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/us/great-falls-montana-2007-homicide-dna.html?smid=em-share


A High School Senior Won a $40k Scholarship and Then She Gave It Up

Here’s a feel-good story about a young woman making thoughtful decisions and planting very good seeds in her garden of life! It reminds of the Robert Louis Stevens' quote: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”

Growing up we hear these kinds of thoughts, particularly from parents or grandparents trying to impart good lessons to their offspring, even if their own lives don’t reflect it. They heard them as well as children and know they’re correct, but something keeps them from over-coming those things that come up to challenge us. They hope their children will rise to it, even where they, perhaps, did not. That is, to plant Tulip, and Petunia and other beautiful flower seeds in their garden of life, rather than the strangulating weeds and thorns that so many of us doom ourselves to experience, from the decisions we make.

Wherever we come out on the scale, we hope our children do better and that we live to see the fruits in our lifetime. With this one action, we kind of know that this young lady is on a good path, toward a garden of magnificent blossoms!


The Troubling Fourth Act of Bill Gates

Sooner or later, truth speaks for itself. Obviously there was more human foible there than met the eye at first blush. It is often that case, particularly for the more brilliant among us and a common malady we all suffer to a greater or lesser degree. Considering our common humanity, would that we could keep it on the “lessor!” Nothing personal Bill. Just trying to be helpful to as many as possible. Perhaps the light's finding of its way to you, will provide the service of helping some others to understand. There’s much there that is good. God speed on your recovery.


Former Mets Manager Placed on Baseball’s Ineligible List

Oh Mickey, oh Mickey. I mean I get it. Everyone is human and everyone has their challenges in dealing with their particular brand of insecurity or self-esteem issues that may cause painful consequences, or whatever brings about regrettable thoughts, words and actions. The thing in a case like this, is to be aware enough to grasp that what was considered normal or at least tolerable in the past, may no longer be so and then to have the self-control to adjust. There is no human on earth who has not ever fallen prey to lower instincts, desires and motivations.


The Crime Of The Century

"The Crime Of The Century” is certainly an appropriate title and there’s definitely an abundance of head-scratchers here about how such a travesty could still be going on, even as the opioid epidemic smashes through the 450,000 American deaths statistic. How far & how high that number goes nobody knows. Just that it does continue in spite of more than 15,000 lawsuits and multiple State Attorney General’s trying to bring them down and seize their vast fortune for at least some recompense to victims and their families. One can only conclude that as evil as it is, this family is also imbued with a genius rarely ever seen. 


Hurt by Losses, Credit Suisse Faces Reckoning Under New Chairman

In the case of the multiple mis-adventures described in this article, the global investment banking giant Credit Suisse, is now facing a reckoning with a new Chairman anointed to change a culture gone awry.Unlike the case of Wells Fargo, which perpetrated a coordinated, company-wide scam on their older customers, this case seems to be one of multiple individuals and departments operating independently and without coordination in duplicity. Time will tell us more, buy newly hired Antonio Horta-Osario, the former Chief of Lloyds Banking Group certainly has his work cut out for him. The enormous losses already suffered, indicates a corporate culture in bad need of a new perspective on “How Life REALLY Works!”  I’d also suggest in all due modesty, that they could use a few hundred copies of this book! Anyone know this fellow Antonio?


Roberto Alomar Is Removed From Baseball’s Present, if Not Its Past

Roberto Alomar was a dominating baseball player who made the All-Star Team twelve years in a row. Unfortunately for Roberto and what might have been a great legacy for future generations of Alomar's, he took that to mean that he was also free to violate Major League Baseball policy and engage in sexual misconduct. How many times have we witnessed stories like this across many parts of life? People who misinterpret their powers in some skill or art form or business and what it means about their right and ability to intimidate and illegally or unethically bend others to their will. As in others, we see in Roberto that greatness in one narrow area of life does not imply equal greatness in others. In Roberto’s case, we failed to teach him properly that "What Goes Around Comes Around," no matter how many hits or stollen bases someone achieves on the field.


An Evil Man Died and Victims’ Animosity Toward Madoff Outlives Him

The last word on Madoff - “What Goes Around Comes Around!"‘ An Evil Man Died’: Victims’ Animosity Toward Madoff Outlives Him. For many of the victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s enormous Ponzi scheme, his death on Wednesday did not assuage their bitterness.


Book by Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Is a New Test for Publishers

Book by Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Is a New Test for Publishers

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting, has a book deal with a small press, but its distributor, Simon & Schuster, in an unusual move, said it won’t ship it.


Empire of Pain, the American Dynasty Behind OxyContin

This article is about “Empire In Pain,” a new book on the Sackler family and their OxyContin driven, opioid crisis. It provides a look into how far back the treachery of the family goes, clearly the most villainous force in American medical history. How can it be that one family in broad daylight, could be responsible for the deaths of more than 450,000 Americans, with not one of them spending a day behind bars? Empire of Pain, the American Dynasty Behind OxyContin

Criminal genius and the resources to even enlist McKinsey, the top consulting firm in the world to assist in their scheming is the answer. But the worm is now turning. Thousands of cases are filed and Patrick Radden Keefe’s revealing new book will help it along.


Bernard Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Dead at 82

Bernard Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Dead at 82

He’s gone but won’t soon be forgotten. In his case, however, the memory will not likely soften. He had begged to be released due to his terminal illness, but the response was, “No dice Bernie.”

Now to his many victims the rejoinder will most likely be, “Rest in misery you bastard!”

Some may say he got off easily by dying only 12 years after his conviction and sentencing of 150 years. They’d have preferred him to live into his 90’s, the higher the better. But then no person could know what misery he lived with from the many close calls he survived in his deception, or how it felt to have to admit to his wife and sons what a fraud he was, or the death of both his sons shortly thereafter.

Whatever the case may be, the thorns he felt at the end were in the very seeds he planted. However, in a sign of the magnitude of his devious charm and intelligence, he was able to hold off the harvest for

a very long time. But "The Rule” is, the longer one is able to evade the light, the deeper the pit they dig for themselves when it finally reveals them. In Bernie's case, the pit had no bottom!

So long Bernie. You’ll likely be a long-term, case study for majors in criminal justice, but you won’t be missed!

Bernard Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82. His enormous fraud left behind a devastating human toll and paper losses totaling $64.8 billion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/business/bernie-madoff-dead.html?smid=em-share
SEC Accuses Actor of $690 Million Fraud Based on Fake Netflix Deal

Bernard Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Dead at 82

He’s gone but won’t soon be forgotten. In his case, however, the memory will not likely soften. He had begged to be released due to his terminal illness, but the response was, “No dice Bernie.”

Now to his many victims the rejoinder will most likely be, “Rest in misery you bastard!”

Some may say he got off easily by dying only 12 years after his conviction and sentencing of 150 years. They’d have preferred him to live into his 90’s, the higher the better. But then no person could know what misery he lived with from the many close calls he survived in his deception, or how it felt to have to admit to his wife and sons what a fraud he was, or the death of both his sons shortly thereafter.

Whatever the case may be, the thorns he felt at the end were in the very seeds he planted. However, in a sign of the magnitude of his devious charm and intelligence, he was able to hold off the harvest for

a very long time. But "The Rule” is, the longer one is able to evade the light, the deeper the pit they dig for themselves when it finally reveals them. In Bernie's case, the pit had no bottom!


SEC Accuses Actor of $690 Million Fraud Based on Fake Netflix Deal

So rather than being scared off by Bernie Madoff’s sentence to spend the rest of his life behind bars, this fellow decided that he had better way to take people’s money. And now we have a candidate who truly fits the description of a “Bad Actor,” even though we’re stretching it a bit in this case, as he was actually an actor! Its somewhat incomprehensible how he thought he could ultimately get away with such a scam and in the short run, collecting such a hefty amount he must have felt it was working. Well, now he finds out.

SEC Accuses Actor of $690 Million Fraud Based on Fake Netflix Deal

Zachary Horwitz never made it big on the Sunset Strip -- there was the uncredited part in Brad Pitt’s “Fury” and a host of roles in low-budget thrillers and horror flicks. But federal charges suggest he had acting talent, duping several financial firms out of hundreds of millions of dollars and enabling him to live the Hollywood dream after all.


Investment Firm’s Collapse Put Unseen Risks on Full Display

Shades of: The Financial Crisis Revisited…or... A cautionary tale about how the use of “shady” financial instruments called “swaps,”  can camouflage the true exposure/risk/leverage that large investors are able to take, and the resulting catastrophe they can cause.

To use them at all at a time like this, when stock market valuations are at all-time highs, is unconscionable and risky beyond description. Oh well…a lesson learned at great cost...once again!  Investment Firm’s Collapse Put Unseen Risks on Full Display

Investment Firm’s Collapse Put Unseen Risks on Full Display

Archegos Capital Management’s use of swaps helped conceal its exposure to huge blocks of shares but showed once again how lightly regulated derivatives can shake the financial system.


Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5 Million Bail Proposal

Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5 Million Bail Proposal

Ghislaine Maxwell was finally arrested and imprisoned in July 2020, following her years of grooming young girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse. Her bail request was denied at year-end and when she walks into the courtroom in July 2021 when her trial is scheduled, she will already have been in prison for a year. How many will follow we’ll only know when the jury’s deliberations are complete, but from what’s known so far it is likely to be a substantial number. From what’s been revealed, she was at his side as "chief procurement of young girls director” for a long time. Did it never occur to her to run as fast and as far away from him as possible? Hard to know, but not hard to see that the garden of life she planted for herself as part of the Epstein villainy is now over-run with very large thorns. Perhaps she thought that the $millions she accumulated from Epstein and offered for bail would always be enough to give her shelter. Oops!

Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5 Million Bail Proposal


How Crying on TikTok Sells Books

The latest craze for selling books.

How Crying on TikTok Sells Books - “BookTok” videos are starting to influence publishers and best-seller lists, and the verklempt readers behind them are just as surprised as everyone else.


Loose Lips Sink Ships

“Loose Lips Sink Ships.” Boy do they ever! It is not for nothing that such kinds of sayings come to be, ie: “Play with fire and you WILL get burned," both subsets of “What Goes Around Comes Around.” 

Observe enough people making abusive, demeaning and thoughtless remarks, just to be crushed by the aftermath and one would think it would give pause to any adult to do so themselves. But no! Even in relation to such a high profile event as The Olympics and following the resignation of the Tokyo Olympic Committee President Yoshiro Mori after an equally nasty crack, this genius still thought it was a joke he should share with his buddies to get a good laugh! 

So rather than being remembered as the creative genius of the Tokyo Olympics, a title for the ages, he will forever be associated with one word…”Olympig!”

Think anyone observing this debacle has connected the dots? 


Taking Stock of James Levine’s Tarnished Legacy

James Levine…Maestro or Monster? Should have been remembered as the former, but unfortunately will be as a mixed bag.

The recently deceased James Levine was lauded for creating musical masterpieces over a long career and should have been remembered in the same light as Leonard Bernstein and other classical music greats. Instead that legacy will forever be overshadowed by allegations that he used his position and power as a platform to exercise his penchant for sexual abuse and harassment. He must have been certain that nobody would dare to reveal him. Oh, shades of Harvey, Andrew, etc, etc.


How far down is down for Andrew Cuomo and did he grope her?

Aide Says Cuomo Groped Her as New Details of Account Emerge

How far down is down for Andrew Cuomo? The thorns from the seeds he planted in his garden of life are now appearing big time. “Oh no, not another one," he gasps!” Yes, another accuser and this time its unwanted groping. This is what happens when “the pigeons come home to roost.” And why are there such expressions? This one and others such as “You made your bed and now you have to lie in it!” They are “folksy” versions of the same idea, that “What Goes Around Comes Around.” Yes, the results of the seeds that Andrew planted are guaranteed to be appropriate, ie: nasty for nasty! He is certainly finding that out now.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo characterized the new allegations as “gut-wrenching,” but insisted that he has “never done anything like this.”


They Spent 24 Years Behind Bars. Then the Call Fell Apart

It raises the question of whether the death sentence for murder should still be a conviction option in this country? That is, with the exception of “Timothy McVie” type convictions where there is zero question of guilt, and even the perpetrator agrees they are guilty? 

In this tale of three men, two twenty year-olds and a thirty-five year-old man with a wife and four children at the time, were convicted of murder and have just been released after serving 24 years of a 50 year sentence. Why you might ask? Because on Friday, a state judge threw out the convictions and admonished Prosecutors for withholding evidence from police investigations that should have been shared with defense attorneys and would have cast serious doubt on the voracity of the charges. Making matters even more egregious, this information has been known for the past year when the men should have been released, but has been sat on by the current District Attorney. It seems that she may have delayed with excuses, because of protecting one of the Prosecutors involved in the original convictions who still works in her office. Justice Zayas who freed the men, called the D.A.’s  position “perplexing,” saying prosecutors had hidden evidence and misrepresented facts. 

The men were jubilant as they reunited with their families. What a monumental tragedy if they’d been sentenced to the death penalty and already been killed?  


Cuomo Aides Rewrote Nursing Home Report to Hide Higher Death Toll

This is one of those, “What Was He Thinking!!!” kinds of articles. Unfortunately for the Governor, it is another in a series of them these past few days highlighting how Andrew has fallen prey to the feeling of invincible stature, that has led to the downfall of many! Think Clinton & Spitzer & Nixon to name just a few. The list is long and instructive. Even with SO MANY examples of why not to do things of the nature they all succumbed to, they go ahead and commit them anyway! I wonder if Andrew is thinking, “Damn, why didn’t my parents teach me that its true!!! What Goes Around COMES Around!
The intervention was the earliest action yet known in an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that concealed how many nursing home residents died in the pandemic.


Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide

The 25 year-old woman said that when they were alone in his office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked if she “had ever been with an older man.”

 Oh golly! Andrew Cuomo, what hath you wrought??? 

You lived through Bill Clinton’s debacle and saw how it destroyed the legacy of his Presidency! What is the first thing that people think about when the subject of Clinton comes up Andrew?  You also saw it play out countless times from Bill Cosby & Harvey Weinstein on…ie: "Older guy using the power of his position, to hit on younger woman!" HELLO!!!

Did that not even cross your mind as you were asking inappropriate questions of this young woman? Did you think you were being so subtle and clever that the innuendo was not so thick you could cut it with a knife? “What ME???”

ANDREW! Finding a new relationship is what friend’s introductions and DATING APPS are for, not innocent assistants, just starting out and trying to get a foot-hold in this world. Good people leave them better off for having been around them! You lost a golden opportunity to do that. 

So now you become the poster boy for that “acid” question…”WHAT WAS HE THINKING???” Not to mention the commentary, “What an A#s H&#e! It may or may not completely blow-up your political career, but it sure won't help! 


Boeing: The Fall of a Titan!

What was once an impeccable giant of American engineering and industrial might has fallen from grace in stunning fashion. The investigations into the two deadly crashes have largely ended, but the scope of the penalties are just beginning to be revealed and the news keeps getting worse!

Boeing 777 Makes an Emergency Landing in Moscow After Engine Warning

Pilots diverted to an airport in Moscow after an indicator warned of a possible engine failure on the airplane, a week after engines failed on two other Boeing jets.


Saudi Crown Prince Is Held Responsible for Khashoggi Killing in US Report

On a level, its pretty cool to know right? I mean it would be preferable that it was not necessary. But seeing that it is necessary, its good to know that even a Crown Prince called MBS is not above the law! No, not the law of Saudi Arabia, or the law of the U.S. What I’m referring to is the universal Law of Cause & Effect, central to the expression we’re familiar with, that “What Goes Around Comes Around.” 

With the release of the intelligence report just issued by the U.S.that spells out MBS’ role in the assassination and dismemberment of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in riveting detail, MBS long-term prospects to take over from his father as the King, have taken a devastating hit. All those who are sorry about that raise your hands. What! No hands?

Most likely, MBS will have to be replaced in his role as Crown Prince, as others were before he stepped in. The opening salvo was Biden sending a message, by placing his first Saudi diplomatic call as the new U.S. President to the father (the King) rather than MBS. Step two was making the report referred to above, public.

MBS must have thought that he was so clever and powerful as the de-facto Saudi big-cheese , that he could literally get away with murder and send a message to his current or potential detractors. “Dare mess with me huh? What he surely did not figure was that the entire episode, including Khashoggi’s murder and dismemberment would be recorded and captured for posterity or that he would be so clearly implicated for his role.

He and “the powers" thought he could escape from “the light” shinning on him and that nobody would dare attempt to do otherwise. They even sacrificed eight other people to deflect the guilt away from him. 

How sad that Khashoggi thought he was going to the Embassy in Turkey to get a marriage license to wed his sweetheart. Also, that aside from the Saudi dictators he exposed in his journalism, he was broadly admired and revered by many. Very sad indeed. 

However, as night follows day, What Goes Around Comes Around and MBS will pay!


Ravi Zacharias Influential Evangelist Is Accused of Sexual Abuse in Scathing Report

Have we had enough of hearing about the downfall of religious or corporate or political or sports related people with  powerful influence over the lives of others, abusing that position of honor purely for their own gratification? That is one question, The other is, can we see that all of them reflect the important principle of nature and physics that "What Goes Around Comes Around?” Can we really now, finally believe it? Because here’s yet another example!

This one also raises the question of whether or not it matters, if a person who perpetrates some nasty behavior is caught before they die? Its why some people say, “No I don’t really believe it’s true because some people die without ever getting caught! And that may be true, but a quick read of this tale of woe reveals a fake who lived in constant fear of being outed and ruined.

No, he did not escape because he died. Rather, he suffered dearly as his family will continue to do. But imagine if he had used all those communication skills and genius for the RIGHT ends? He might have been awarded a Nobel Prize for his humanity. Instead he goes down in history as a blight and warning of the evil that exists in certain people. 

The really big question is what lesson we take from this, back to our own lives?

An investigation found credible evidence of sexual misconduct spanning many years. Several massage therapists made accusations against Mr. Zacharias, who died last spring.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/us/ravi-zacharias-sexual-abuse.html?smid=em-share


A Tale of Two Lives reported on the same day!

A Tale of Two Lives reported on the same day!

How is it that two people can attract such different ends? One solves an intractable medical puzzle that will save countless lives. It will earn him the everlasting appreciation and acclaim of his profession not to mention untold numbers of grateful families whose loved ones are spared because of his efforts. The other a Canadian multi-millionaire now at 78 years of age, being held in a Winnipeg, Manitoba jail on charges of Jeffrey Epstein style sex trafficking, racketeering, conspiracy and other crimes involving dozens of women and teenage girls.
 

Here are their stories. The question to ponder is, how were these outcomes determined? Was it random luck, or the result of a fundamental law of life embodied in the title of the book, finally playing out for these two “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works?” Is it true or not true? That is the question! I guess you can probably discern my answer. What about you?

~ Rob


McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis. The consulting firm has reached the agreement with 47 states because of its advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

Ok, so we now know the initial, cash-out-of-pocket price McKinsey has to pay for their mind-numbing, descent into the gutter of unfathomable deceit, in leading the charge in the name of McKinsey’s vaunted consulting practice, on behalf of one of the most evil families and companies in the history of the world. They contributed directly to the descent into hell and deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Now those “Senior Advisors,” who generated significant fees in glee and joy from their "beloved” firm's even more beloved clients, the sickening Purdue Pharma and the vicious Sackler family, have to face their music from hell.

Will the fine be the end of it for McKinsey and the senior advisors in charge of “the Sackler/Purdue accounts? We’ll see. These kinds of deeply degenerate behavior, funded by vast wealth and equally vicious defense attorneys can drag on for a long time. Most likely though, this fine is just the beginning with a good deal more to follow!” ie: The rule is that the longer it takes to be revealed and get past all the clever distractions, the deeper the pit they dig for themselves. It is a principle of life and nature that we are not properly taught when growing up, but is invaluably to grasp if we wish to live the best possible life.

One could say that proof of the veracity of the title, “What Goes Around Come Around,” has already been achieved by the fine to McKinsey. I’d add however, that it has just begun with other charges hopefully criminal in nature to follow! As Emerson said, “the blossom is in the very seed that is planted.” In this case it was a weed seed of the nastiest possible variety and it is reasonable to expect they will find themselves right square in the middle of a comparably, nasty garden of thorns!


Can a President Govern in Poetry?

All politics aside, now that the dust has at least somewhat settled, there are a couple of observations that are timely. One is that the many struggles suffered by the Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman as a young child (google Amanda Gordon), have forged a lovely and immensely talented young woman with a bright future ahead. 

The other is that, like him or not, after two previously failed attempts at the Presidency, and the level of acrimony just endured, you have to give Biden credit for hanging in during the early days of the primaries and keeping his head up during the ensuing colossal struggles that has led to his current status.

Personally, since it is what it is, I take at least some comfort that after serving in the Senate for more than 30 years and being Vice-President for eight, he should have some idea of how things actually work in his new job. He also already knows many if not all the key world leaders, as well as many of those he has to work with in his new role, in order to effectively lead the U.S. out of the immense mess we now face.

As a person with a one-half Irish background and as you may have surmised, a strong belief that What Goes Around does Come Around, I wish him the very best in what is likely to be his final “round-up” in the “cauldron” he once-again finds himself in. 

However...To succeed, Biden will need hope and history to rhyme…


Ex-Coach Sentenced to 10 Years for Raping Star Skater

So its not just young men or women in the U.S. who come under the influence of powerful and manipulative coaches of football or basketball, gymnastics, figure skating or some other sport. It happens elsewhere as well, with abuse that may go on for years by that coach, or doctor, or other trusted adult. In this case it was South Korea, where to the victim disclosure may seem more painful than the abuse itself. It may provide the perpetrator with a kind of shield and sense of invulnerability from capture which may persist for some period of time. It may even embolden the evil further. It just begs the question, that with so many of these situations having been revealed, with reputations not to mention livelihoods ruined that took years to build, how can someone with this guy’s stature be so mindless to embark on this path in the first place? Do they just think THEY are so masterful and have SUCH skill that THEY ALONE will never be caught?I know one thing for sure! The speed-skating coach in this story either was never effectively taught that What Goes Around Comes Around, or he sure didn’t think it applied to him! He was wrong on both counts!!!Ex-Coach Sentenced to 10 Years for Raping Star SkaterCho Jae-beom, who had been fired from South Korea’s national team, was accused of sexually assaulting a two-time Olympic gold medalist starting when she was 17.


The Hall of Shame Remembered

The list below serves as a reminder of all the self-defeating things people are led to do through ignorance of the most basic of all Laws of Life, that as sure as day follows the night, “What Goes Around Comes Around!” Every one of those listed below or their group (two or more joined in the lowly deed), fell into the trap of thinking that nothing or nobody was watching while they carried out their nefarious actions. It begs the question of what or who failed them and why it is that we don't teach it properly to our children? Could it be that we don’t actually believe those words ourselves? Or do we realize that if we do teach it, then we’ll have to live accordingly ourselves and we’re not so sure we want that, or perhaps not so sure that we can actually live up to it ourselves? Or…while we do use those words when describing someone else’s predicament, do we simply not get how distinctly they also do apply to ourselves? Yes it really is a conundrum! At least we know we’re not alone. In fact this entire list of people, which includes many high-performers, also did not get it. (Let us know if there’s someone else we should add to the list. No politics please)


My Thoughts About the Covid Vaccines

Please read the enclosed article. It is sent to share my thoughts with the best of intentions, because of who you are to me. Of course I am not a doctor, so my opinion about vaccines should be viewed in that context. I have however, had the opportunity to delve into the scientific explanation of many drugs over my Wall St years and am discomforted by Pfizer’s entry.

As a result, although I already qualify to receive Pfizer or Moderna's vaccine, I’m waiting for JNJ's vaccine which I expect to be approved for fast-track status very soon. Of course it assumes approval of their trial results which I expect by month end or shortly thereafter.

My reasons are mostly reflected in this article, but include that JNJ has far more experience with safe and efficacious vaccines and is using a technology that they’ve used multiple times in the past for other viruses. Moreover their monkey and human Phase I & II trial results have been very encouraging with minimal problems.

Contrast that with Pfizer which made a deal with a German company that actually developed what is being called “the Pfizer vaccine," and is using a technology that has never been used before. Plus, I believe I am correct that the German company in question has never produced a successful product until now. In addition, a small but concerning % of people have reported issues.


JNJ Trumps Pfizer in Covid vaccine race

For a number of reasons, including the recent news about people getting the Pfizer vaccine who then get the virus, I am personally skeptical about taking it. This article in the NYTimes, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/31/health/covid-vaccine-side-effects.html?smid=em-share - which sought to explain why its just fine and nothing to worry about, but left me with more questions than answers. 

First off, when we hear about the Pfizer Vaccine it is easy to get the perception that it was developed by the mighty Pfizer with its deep scientific team and know-how. But in fact, PFE had nothing to do with its development. Rather they put up development money for a small German company which consists primarily of one very smart couple who developed the vaccine’s mRNA science, which to the best of my understanding has had minimal success until now. 


Inside TikTok’s First Year-End Music Report

Did you know? As it relates to venues to show off your music, TikTok’s year-end numbers are even bigger than one might expect: Its report says that more than 176 different songs surpassed 1 billion video views, making the platform an indisputably reliable predictor of hits. In fact, the songs featured in its Year On TikTok, Top 100 retrospective, racked up over 50 billion video views on over 125 million home-made videos. Moreover, five of them reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.


A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning

This is a story that all parents should require their kids to read and discuss. It tells the tale of the damage that mindless postings can cause, even years after the deed and is a perfect illustration of the Law of Cause & Effect embodied in the words, What Goes Around Comes Around.Its all about How Life REALLY works.Check the book below for further elaboration.   A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning

A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning

A white high school student withdrew from her chosen college after a three-second video caused an uproar online. The classmate who shared it publicly has no regrets.

~ Rob


The disappointing downfall of Dr. Deborah Birx

Now here is an interesting take on how the law of nature and physics, “What Goes Around Comes Around” plays out. there are subtleties involved but it is clear and we all watched it unfold, why Dr. Fauci has been invited in by Joe Biden and Dr. Birx has not. Its just the way things go down…every time! My wise old Nana used to say, “Well Robin, You made your bed, now you’ll have to lie in it!” Well Debra...


Congress on the brink of major FAA oversight

So, Congress and the Justice Department have finally finished their many, months-long investigation into the Boeing crashes. This article spells out the changes that Congress will insist be implemented going forward to avoid the kind of scheming and criminal negligence that caused all those families to lose their loved ones. But other than being the end of the story, ie: change this, change that and life goes on, it is just the beginning of the misery for those people responsible. Now the fireworks, the criminal charges, the many lawsuits against management and the Board of Directors, can really begin. In fact, with all the deflections to blame anything and anyone other than management and the Board, as advised by Boeing's lawyers to "change the narrative" (most likely the most expensive, corporate defense team ever assembled), the suits could not actually start until now. They needed the proof outlined in this report.

They needed Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation to hold his Congressional hearings where they grilled Boeing Chairman Dennis Muilenburg. They needed the time to interview dozens if not hundreds of people to understand, catalogue and confirm what really happened and why. Now the Justice Department and the lawyers representing the families have all that ammo to go after the bastards. It will still be some number of years before it all sorts out, but don't think it won't. What we know beyond a doubt is that "What Goes Around Comes Around."

The time it takes to come around can be deceptive from case to case depending on the resources, charm, cleverness and intelligence of the offenders (none of whom obviously believed those words applied to them), but at the end of the day, rest assured they will all pay exactly the right price. Note the sad-sack Sackler family and their enablers, the famous McKinsey Consultants as they squirm under the glare. Note the Boy Scouts of America, The Catholic Church, Bernie Madoff, Eliot Spitzer.

It takes however long it takes for reasons difficult at times to discern. But the rule is that the longer that time is, the deeper the pit is dug when the light finally shines on them with no place left to hide. For Boeing's management and Board that calculation is just getting under-way.


Ex-Modeling Agent and Epstein Associate Is Arrested in France

The light shines on yet another Epstein co-conspirator! Jean-Luc probably thought that he was home-free with Epstein gone. But nope! No doubt the anxiety of other participants in Epstein’s crimes has just been ratcheted up a notch, as they wait for that knock on their door. We can’t tell right now how many will be swept up in this. But we do know they are now getting a lesson it is a shame they didn’t learn and take to heart long before. Ex-Modeling Agent and Epstein Associate Is Arrested in France

Ex-Modeling Agent and Epstein Associate Is Arrested in France

Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested at an airport near Paris by French authorities investigating possible sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associates.


Carnegie Hall’s Chairman Robert F Smith at the Abyss

Here’s a particularly intriguing story to contemplate. This gent named Robert F. Smith perpetrated what federal prosecutors call the largest tax evasion case in U.S. history, having “willfully failed to report income of more than $200 million," going back twenty years! What muddies the water is that he is also the Chairman of Carnegie Hall and a major contributor, having given roughly $40 million to Carnegie since 2014! Carnegie Hall's Chairman At the Abyss with Tax Evasion

The operative question is, should he be fired? Plus if not, should he remain Chairman? Complicating matters and judgement, is how difficult it might be to replace him? Hmmm, what should be done here? 

The thing is, he’s already taken a beating. He's been cooperating with the authorities since being defrocked more than four years ago and aside from his fall in the eyes of many, he’s had to pay huge fines and penalties since. Should he get piled on more or had enough? Confusing the picture is that the Carnegie Board fully supports him. They've taken the stance that everyone makes mistakes, but that he's paid the piper and deserves a clean slate.

So what do we think? Is that enough of a price for his transgression or should/will there be more shoes to drop? We don’t know and can only speculate! What we do know, is that twenty years ago he didn’t believe that what goes around comes around. Oh, he said the words, but he certainly didn’t know them for himself! Does he now, or just consider it bad luck? 

How about us? Can we see the connection and how it has played out for him? Personally, I doubt that he would get it. Only time will tell, but I’m hopeful that he and all of us, can take it as an object lesson we can grow from!

Robert F. Smith has acknowledged his involvement in a 15-year scheme to hide more than $200 million in income and evade taxes, but he retains the support of the hall’s board 


More Than 100 Accusers Seek Restitution From Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate

One would hope that these payouts to his victims described in the article will mark the end of the Jeffrey Epstein saga. However, there is still the matter of Ghislaine Maxwell to be settled. In addition, there are likely more waiting for the “other shoe” to drop, about their personal involvement with Epstein’s obsession with underage girls. So unfortunately it may stay with us as an unfolding tale for some time to come. More Than 100 Accusers Seek Restitution From Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate

Obviously all those involved must have felt comfortable that their participation was shielded in some way from future scrutiny. They must not have believed that What Goes Around Comes Around was a law of nature they should consider first. They are learning that now!


McKinsey Apology for Role in OxyContin Sales

So the story unfolds, as the thorn & weed seeds planted by the Sackler Mob and their McKinsey enablers are coming up in their respective gardens of life to strangulate their future and cut off their routes of escape. Its just how it works. What Goes Around Comes Around! None of those involved were ever effectively taught that those words are a law of nature and physics and that there’s no way around them. However, they are learning that now!

McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales

The firm faced criticism after a report revealed that consultants had discussed destroying documents related to the opioid business and proposed that a drugmaker pay its distributors rebates for overdoses.


More Than 30 Charged in Scheme to Fix Coast Guard Test Scores

A woman intelligent and smooth enough to get hired by the U.S. Coast Guard as a “credentialing specialist,” ie: the person who signed off on a test called,”Mariners Knowledge and Training to Safely Operate Under the Authority of Licenses,” has been charged with taking bribes.

The result was multiple people getting licensed for important officer-level jobs such as Master, Chief Mate & Chief Engineer. Between co-conspirators and those paying the bribes, 31 defendants face up to five years in prison and fines of $250,000.00.

This woman must have thought she could bring in several of her colleagues and take bribes from multiple people without it ever coming out. Yet even with exposure to all those people she went about charging thousand of dollars and splitting the money with her helpers, to put people in positions they were unqualified for.


The Oxycontin Sackler Plot Thickens and Sickens

See what I mean? This unravelling of efforts to evade penalties for Sackler family/OxyContin treachery and more than 450,000 lives taken, is just getting started. There is no escaping it. They thought they could. They have the best lawyers that money can buy and the top consulting firm in the business! And yet the Sacklers are now firmly headed in the same direction as Madoff and all the ones who cheat, lie and hurt others in the process.

Maybe they thought that with all their resources they could get "home clear" But there is no such thing as “home clear” when ruined lives and tears and literally death are the products of your effort, because as sure as night follows day, What Goes Around Comes Around!


OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty in Criminal Case

Its not the first time that guilty parties have seemed to slip away from the jaws of justice. And now we have the evil, Purdue Pharma and the infinitely more evil, Sackler family back in the news about the company’s guilty plea in Federal Court, for its part in the Opioid epidemic that has taken more than 470,000 American lives, but apparently convicts none of the crooks themselves.


Sainted Too Soon Vatican Report Cast John Paul II in Harsh New Light

Oh my! Right on the heels of the truth coming out about Alexander Hamilton’s slave ownership and participation in slave commerce, comes the disturbing story about Pope John Paul II’s fall from grace, as evidence piles up that he persistently turned a blind eye to the crimes of sexual abuse in the Church. More specifically, to his enabling of disgraced former prelate and serial abusing monster, Theodore McCarrick.


Alexander Hamilton: New Research Says He was an Enslaver

The question has lingered around the edges of the pop-culture ascendancy of Alexander Hamilton: Did the 10-dollar founding father, celebrated in the musical “Hamilton” as a “revolutionary manumission abolitionist,” actually own slaves?

Some biographers have gingerly addressed the matter over the years, often in footnotes or passing references. But a new research paper released by the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site in Albany, N.Y., offers the most ringing case yet.

In the paper, titled “‘As Odious and Immoral a Thing’: Alexander Hamilton’s Hidden History as an Enslaver,” Jessie Serfilippi, a historical interpreter at the mansion, examines letters, account books and other documents. Her conclusion — about Hamilton, and what she suggests is wishful thinking on the part of many of his modern-day admirers — is blunt.

“Not only did Alexander Hamilton enslave people, but his involvement in the institution of slavery was essential to his identity, both personally and professionally,” she writes.

“It is vital,” she adds, “that the myth of Hamilton as ‘the Abolitionist Founding Father’ end.”


This Year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors a Revolution

When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled “The Double Helix” on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama, filled with colorful characters, about ambition and competition in the pursuit of nature’s wonders. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn’t become scientists, she decided she would.


What Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test Means for the Presidential Campaign

If this isn’t the mother of all examples that “What Goes Around Comes Around,”  then may I pass out right now on the spot! But now that I mention it, there are other very good examples and we have been discussing them in our blog postings for some time. However, this is in a very regrettable way, a remarkable turn of events.

Of course, our hearts go out to the President's family and we wish him, the First Lady and Hope Hicks a speedy recovery. Its just that having written a book as I have titled “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide to How Life REALLY Works,” whether Republican or Democrat (in truth I am an Independent, having never registered for either party) this is a rather unbelievable example of the Law of Cause & Effect (the fundamental law of physics and human experience) playing out, though the timing is rarely this distinguishable.


S&P Index Manager Charged With Insider Trading Scheme

Could it be true that after all the arrests, fines, ruined careers and incarcerations resulting from the insider trading scandals of a few years ago, not to mention the advanced technology and systems in place to identify any perpetrator foolish enough to still think they can get away with it, that someone would think THEY had the fool-proof system that WOULD work?

Its another case of folks who really should have read THE book. Unfortunately nobody grabbed them by the lapels or throat and insisted that they sit down and read it NOW, before they had a chance to also ruin their lives. 

My goal is to get the book I was gifted with writing in as many hands as possible, to prevent people from these kinds of mindless mistakes that destroy lives and hurt loved ones by explaining why the words in the title are true and a law of nature and physics and how it works. 

If you have anyone who you want to start or stay on the right track and save from the possibility of going off the cliff like these folks did, please get a copy to them asap!

An index manager of S&P Global Inc. was charged on Tuesday with being part of an insider-trading scheme that netted more than $900,000 in illegal profits by trading hours ahead of public announcements that companies would be added or removed from a popular stock market index.


Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Get Prison in College Admissions Case

The “College Admissions Scandal” is back, as Lori Laughlin and husband Massimo Giannulli return to the headlines about their respective prison sentences. It is instructive in that it has taken this long to get the official word, which is just part of the confusion as to whether it is true that “What Goes Around Comes Around,” and whether it also applies to each of us.

Even though we see it in others, as we clearly can now do in this case, we may still not apply it to our own words and actions. In so doing we may say thoughtless words or commit regrettable actions ourselves, that tear down rather than build up the quality of our respective lives. 


New York Has Tamed the Virus. Can It Hold Off a Second Wave?

It is much easier these days to find examples about how “What Goes Around…” does indeed “Come Around,” from the negative side of the ledger. So it is with pleasure that I’m able to throw in this prime example of how the “law” works both ways. Add the fact that I am a New York City resident and have seen Covis-19’s nasty impact up close and personal on multiple levels, including the suffering of family members and friends.

In addition, I’ve witnessed and participated in the mass exodus out of Manhattan bound for other parts and the deterioration of life in what was one of the world’s most vibrant centers of business and the arts.

But I have also been profoundly proud of how seriously New Yorkers have bitten the bullet and adhered to the basics. Out walking on the street you see 90% of people wearing a mask and exercising social distancing. In a very real sense it has been a vast example of doing the right thing.

The result is aptly depicted in this article. However, as it says, “now is now.” It remains to be seen what six and twelve months down the road will teach us. So far, every time the pressure is lifted the virus reasserts and teaches us that it’s just lying in the shadows waiting for us to lower our guard. How long will that go on? We don’t know! What we do know is that What Goes Around Comes Around and right now, in NYC, we’re seeing the plus side of that rule.

New York Has Tamed the Virus. Can It Hold Off a Second Wave?

The sustained low rate of infection has surprised local health officials. But a resurgence may be inevitable, despite the state’s and city’s best efforts.
That, of course, was before streaming services arrived, upending everything with a ruthless logic and coldhearted efficiency.

That was never more clear than on Aug. 7, when WarnerMedia abruptly eliminated the jobs of hundreds of employees, emptying the executive suite at the once-great studio that built Hollywood, and is now the subsidiary of AT&T. In a series of brisk video calls, executives who imagined they were studio eminences were reminded that they work — or used to work — at the video division of a phone company. The chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, learned that he’d been fired the morning of the day the news broke, two people he spoke to told me. Jeffrey Schlesinger, a 37-year company veteran who ran the lucrative international licensing business, complained to friends that he had less than an hour’s notice, two other people told me.


The Week Old Hollywood Finally Actually Died

For decades, the best thing about being a Hollywood executive, really, was how you got fired. Studio executives would be gradually, gently, even lovingly, nudged aside, given months to shape their own narratives and find new work, or even promoted. When Amy Pascal was pushed out of Sony Pictures in 2015, she got an exit package and production deal worth a reported $40 million. The Week 

That, of course, was before streaming services arrived, upending everything with a ruthless logic and coldhearted efficiency.

That was never more clear than on Aug. 7, when WarnerMedia abruptly eliminated the jobs of hundreds of employees, emptying the executive suite at the once-great studio that built Hollywood, and is now the subsidiary of AT&T. In a series of brisk video calls, executives who imagined they were studio eminences were reminded that they work — or used to work — at the video division of a phone company. The chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, learned that he’d been fired the morning of the day the news broke, two people he spoke to told me. Jeffrey Schlesinger, a 37-year company veteran who ran the lucrative international licensing business, complained to friends that he had less than an hour’s notice, two other people told me.


The Virus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town Causing an Economic Crisis

Editors and account managers at the Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan could once walk out through the modernist lobby and into a thriving ecosystem that existed in support of the offices above. They could shop for designer shirts or shoes, slide into a steakhouse corner booth for lunch and then return to their desks without ever crossing the street. The Virus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town Causing an Economic Crisis

To approach this block today is like visiting a relative in the hospital. The building, rebranded a few years ago and renovated to fit 8,000 workers, now has just 500 a day showing up. The steakhouse dining rooms are dark.

On a sidewalk once lined with food carts, a lone hot-dog vendor stood one recent Friday on a corner below the building. His name is Ahmed Ahmed, and he said he used to sell 400 hot dogs a day.

How many now? “Maybe 10.”


The Sad Sacklers Are Back In the News

There is a concern, as expressed in this OP-ED article in the NY Times, that the villainous Sackler family who owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the OxyCotin pain-killer that was responsible for the opioid epidemic in America and the deaths of more than 200,000 people, may slither their way out from under the retribution they so richly deserve, via a bankruptcy proceeding that will allow the family  to retain the vast majority of their fortune beyond their multi-$billion offer of settlement. 


Rob Davis and Help for Children

Some information about Rob, the philanthropy he established in 1998 "Help For Children / Hedge Funds Care,” and more.

What began as a single event in NYC is now an international organization with chapters in twelve cities and six countries, which Rob continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus. He is grateful beyond description to his industry friends and colleagues who have joined together these past twenty plus years to donate more than $50million, through more than 1,000 grants, to save countless children and families from the trauma of abuse.


Police the Good and the Bad

Oh my gosh, it is so interesting how this all works! This NY Times article tells such a story! Its the explanation of how a police officer who has been on the Force for years could find himself so mesmerized and blinded by his stature as a senior law enforcement official, endowed with protection by the brotherhood of the force itself and the Union that represents it, that he could keep his knee in another man’s neck until that man was dead.


Lionhearted Girl Bikes Dad Across India Inspiring a Nation

The purpose of this blog is to explore real-life events that prove the truth of the title of this book. To do so we often use stories about bad people doing bad things that are eventually revealed and punished. How great it is, to have the pleasure of referring to a different kind of story to make the same point.

It is about an incredible act of courage and sheer determination that has just unfolded in India. That is, about a fifteen year-old girl named Jyoti Kumari, who was concerned about her injured and marooned Dad. He was in bad shape due to a work injury and the coronavirus shut-down of the country. Jyoti, determined to get him home, travelled 700 miles to find him. She then purchased a $20.00 bike and rode it all the way back home, with him perched on the back!


Boeing’s Problems Predate the Virus. Should the U.S. Come to Its Rescue?

So Boeing, which was $380/share when we started writing about the fraud-ridden, 737 Max debacle that drove the stock to break $100/share on 3/16/20, has now recovered to $145/share based on the hope that a very large sum of new government capital to fight the effects off the coronavirus will soon land in their bank account courtesy of Donald J.Trump.


The World of Books Braces for a Newly Ominous Future

In these isolated times, many people are inside reading, but the book business, like others, is bracing for catastrophe. Major literary festivals and fairs around the world have been canceled. Public libraries have closed. Author tours, signings and bookstore appearances have been scrapped.


Ex Priest in France Is Convicted of Abusing Dozens of Scouts

So the Catholic Church in France is now absorbing blows of compensation for their crimes of sexually abusing children and the culture of silence and cover-up about abuse allegations over a long period of time. In this case it is the conviction many years later of a French Priest named Bernard Preynat who committed many sexual abuse crimes and had seemed to have slipped from the noose of justice. 


Coronavirus Swamps Local Health Departments

Many state and municipal health departments saw budget and staffing cuts a decade ago that were never restored.

Now we are learning that the Principle of Life embodied in the words, “What Goes Around Comes Around” operates the same way for countries as it does for individuals and companies. Budget cuts for public health staffing and infrastructure over the past decades, at the same time as countless $billions have been wasted in mindless wars, has left the U.S. in woeful condition to confront and get ahead of the coronavirus outbreak.


Weinstein Sentencing Note

So in the end, Harvey Weinstein did indeed get what was coming to him and the rest of his life will be very different from what’s come before. Ralph Waldo Emerson, perhaps America’s greatest philosopher likened a person's thoughts words and actions to seeds they planted in their garden of life that would, in their own time blossom into experiences in kind. “However,” he allowed, “it may take a long time for the bloom or thorn to appear.” Why that is the case and why the explanation evaded Emerson is a discussion for another day.


The Emotional Wreckage of a Deadly Boeing Crash

They have to pay, these lying bastards from Boeing and the FAA. I’ve heard that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation is at the stage of presenting people who they’ve concluded need to be subpoenaed, to a Grand Jury. What fines, penalties and charges  are in the end assessed remains to be seen. However, Volkswagen ended up with $30Billion in fines and people went to prison for their emission scandal... and nobody died.

One year after a second 737 Max jet went down, the victims’ families press on in memory of their loved ones. “They were an extraordinary group of people.”

~ Rob


The Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is a Watershed and a Warning

What can be said? These photos speak volumes though I can’t help but wonder what his demeanor would have been, if he’d been cleared of all charges and allowed to walk away? Would he have been a much more, spry 67 year-old, even skip out of that courtroom while giving everyone left behind the finger! That was the concern and more, the fear that after all this, all that’s happened in the #MeToo movement, it would be back to square one! 


The Price of Wells Fargo’s Fake Account Scandal Grows by $3 Billion

And so, finally an end comes to the nefarious “Fake Account & Bogus Charges: case of consumer fraud perpetrated by a broad swath of Wells Fargo employees from the top down, all acting in concert to defraud their customers and enrich themselves for at least 14 years.


Boeing Employees Mocked FAA and Clowns Who Designed 737 Max

Not good ! The company expressed regret at the embarrassing communications it sent to investigators on Thursday, which included a comment that “this airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys.”  Boeing Employees Mocked FAA and Clowns Who Designed 737 Max

~ Rob
Presumably with the approval of the F.A.A., the board has chosen two of the ultimate insiders, David Calhoun and Larry Kellner both who have been Board members and close Muilenburg associates for more than ten years, to manage the company going forward.


Boy Scouts of America Is Sued Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

We don’t know exactly why the stigma of sexual abuse, or abuse of any kind has such a long grip on those who are the victims and ravaged by the effect. We have sort of learned that the pain can last for the rest of however long a lifetime continues, felt as intensely with each thought of it, as if it happened yesterday. 


Chanticleer Review of What Goes Around

“What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide to How Life REALLY Works” achieves its highest 5 Star Rating! The author's philosophy as expressed, makes effective use of humor, humility, and logic! Drawing insight from personal parables, Davis has constructed a manual of straightforward and sensible life skills designed for those who genuinely want “What Goes Around Comes Around” to yield the most positive, possible outcomes!


The Boeing story just got worse

The Boeing Board of Directors, facing a class-action lawsuit from the families of the Boeing crash victims, and under scrutiny by way of the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigation, just chose a classic “Circle The Wagons" strategy to manage the mess bequeathed to them by Dennis Muilenburg.

Presumably with the approval of the F.A.A., the board has chosen two of the ultimate insiders, David Calhoun and Larry Kellner both who have been Board members and close Muilenburg associates for more than ten years, to manage the company going forward.


Justice Department’s criminal investigation of Boeing moves along

In his Essay on Compensation, Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the result of any action is already in the seed of whatever thought, word or action that we plant in our garden of life, but that the blossom of the seed may take a very long time to show up. It raises a central question that adherents of every major world religion and philosophy seek the answer to. Why do some people seem to get their retribution quickly while others appear to escape discovery and payback way longer, or even completely!


Walls Closing in on Boeing

In what may well go down as the biggest tragedy of American corporate history, Boeing and its management team are sliding off the cliff from what little credibility they have left, into the abyss of ignominy and very possibly criminal charges leading to massive fines, and a thorough cleaning of house. Moreover, while it is too early to know for sure, incarceration for the leading players in what was most likely a fraudulent certification of the 737 Max that ultimately lead to the death of 346 people cannot be ruled out for individuals at both Boeing and the F.A.A.!


Russia’s Doping Violations Are Cheating Its Own Athletes

Oh boy! Now we have a whole country out to prove the value of reading my book, “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works, about why the words in the title, that we’ve all said many times, are indeed true!

Thank you Vlad! You’ve done me a solid!

Now what you need to do is take steps to obfuscate and deflect the guilt from you just wanting those darn gold medals so badly! Heck Vlad, you know that a Russian could never, "straight up,” beat an American!

Listen, we know its tough to take and we sympathize, even though the sympathy is for the athletes, not you! They train their butts off and could at least win some silver and bronze. But no! Thanks to you they can’t even get into the playground!


Boeing Directors Sued Over Missed Warning Signs on 737 Max 8

The Boeing facade just took a direct hit from the filing of the first shareholder lawsuit against the Board of Directors, for failing to provide proper oversight to the development and commercial launch of the 737Max.

Of course they have the best Officer and Director’s liability insurance that money can buy to protect themselves personally. But if charges emerge from the Justice Department criminal investigation still underway, “Katie Bar the Door!”

With the balance sheet being gutted by the day, still no timetable for the re-launch of the Max and a growing possibility that it may never do so, who knows whether that insurance will do the job.


Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein and Britain Is Appalled

Don’t you think that Prince Andrew wishes someone had taken the time when he was a wee lad to explain that “What Goes Around” does indeed “Come Around!” Apparently he had no idea - thought he was above the need for such awareness - was a Royal - was born into some kind of divine protection from the basic "Law Of Cause & Effect" that all nature including humans, is subject to!

Look! Its not something we are taught about in school. We hear all these platitudes in church or from our Granny, but we shrug them off. They are too “out there!” We don’t know how to get our arms around conceptual notions like “As You Sow So Shall You Reap,” or this era’s version and the title of the book, “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works.” We hear and say those very words many times in our lives about the plight of “OTHER” people, but rarely apply it to ourselves.

How many times has Prince Andrew said those words? Now they’re being said about him! Are the people saying them in reference to him considering the kind of seed they are planting in their own garden of life by letting those words come out of their mouth?


FAA Chief Urges Employees to Resist Pressure to End Max’s Grounding

The F.A.A.'s New Chief Urges Employees to Resist Pressure to End Max’s Grounding.  His video message acknowledged “a lot of pressure to return this aircraft to service” but told workers to “focus solely on safety.”

It's about time! The F.A.A. has a new chief in Stephen Dickson and he’s not wasting any time in establishing that this F.A.A. is no longer the “Boeing F.A.A. of the past. He just sent this message to his team making it clear that things have changed and all decisions going forward have to be based solely on safety with no consideration to the marketing, production and revenue ramp-up schedules of the manufacturers they regulate. Their only responsibility he stresses is to the flying public who count on the F.A.A. to protect their safe passage.


Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency Warn Of Untold Human Suffering

The law of life expressed in the common vernacular by the term, “What Goes A round Comes Around,” operates on many levels to define the human experience and as we are witnessing, the global state of being as well.
 
The saving grace is that behavior on the individual, the collective and even the global levels can be adjusted, even reversed, creating a new path forward. The question always, is will the adjustment happen.
 
Surely nothing could be more important to the entire human race than the recognition by 11,000 scientists noted in this HuffPost article of the dire position the earth has been placed in by the actions of humans and the denial of responsibility by them.
 
But as our children tell us with increasing urgency, it starts with us!

~ Rob


OK Boomer Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

We have talked about how the concept of, “What Goes Around Comes Around” plays out on multiple levels. For example, we all say those words about individuals we see going through something they brought on themselves through their choices. How its painfully obvious when we see it unfold in someone else’s life, but oh so difficult to see in ourselves.

The effects get magnified even further when it becomes a joint effort of collusion on the part of multiple people working together for some nasty purpose, a partnership for evil with the intelligence & cleverness of brains working together to multiply the spoils and avoid detection. In such cases the scheme may go on much longer than would otherwise be the case, for which Enron, or Volkswagen, or Wells Fargo would be prime examples, with the Catholic Church and Sackler Family vying for the “All-Time Evil Award!”.

But this story is about how ...


More Parents Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

And just when we thought we’d heard the last of the sad-sack parents caught cheating to get their kids into elite colleges…Nope! There’s more!  Another wave of them – three dozen more caught in USC’s “fine-tooth” investigation of their student body, their follow-up to the initial revelations. These are all people who have said the words “What Goes Around Comes Around” dozens if not hundreds of times in their lifetime…always about other people. Sound familiar? Yea, we all do it. The question is, why does it take something like this happening to drive it home that the same principles apply to all of us. It is why I wrote my book, very uncreatively named, “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works,” (see what I mean:) found on Amazon or www.WhatGoesLLC.com .

The question is, why does it take something like this happening to drive home that it is a law of life and applies to all of us. We hear it constantly, in many ways growing up. Every Grandmother has her version. Mine was, “You made your bed young man, now you’ll have to lie in it!” Another was, “Don’t touch that fire or you’ll get burned!” Then of course, “You WILL reap what you sow!” It took me years to figure out that meant planting seeds rather than fixing a tear in my shirt or pants :)

These folks are getting a good dose of it, completely self-inflicted. Writing my book, very un-creatively named, “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works,” is my contribution to trying help others avoid the need to go through what they’re now facing


Stunning messages from 2016 deepen Boeings MAX crisis

Yes, it is true that “What Goes Around Comes Around,” and the hardships that Boeing’s people and the Company itself are going through, are both totally self-inflicted and a great example of why having a thorough understanding of this Life-Principle is so important. What’s more conditions for BA et al are about to get worse as the extent of Boeing management’s lies and culpability come more sharply into focus. The “Breaking News” report below says it all.
 
However, to add some perspective, Volkswagen’s little excursion into deceit ended up costing the company several prison sentences plus $30Billion in fines. But as nasty as it was and as full of (#^>&%) that Volkswagen management was, nobody that we know of died. Likewise, in this case it would not be a surprise to see more onerous repercussions.
 
In the end, it is a matter of physics. Some intelligence in life observes what goes down and responds in equal measure! Is there any person on earth who actually knows? Someone who can explain what or who came up with and figured out how to deliver the appropriate payback, good or bad or in-between? Nope! But is it actually true? Yup!


Tentative deal reached with Purdue Pharma

The tragedy of a deal like the one being offered (i.e. Tentative deal reached with Purdue Pharma) by the Sacklers is that the family has long since transferred much of its interests to an entity named Rhodes Pharmaceuticals in Coventry, RI. Rhodes was set up in 2007 to sell generic opioids and provide a potential refuge for family interests. Rhodes in turn has made distributions to The Rosebay Medical Company and the Beacon Company owned by trusts set up for the Sackler. As Purdue has faded Rhodes has grown. Also that Forbes estimates the families fortune to exceed $13 billion.

Still you ask, "Why do some people who do bad things, seem to never get caught and punished like they deserve?”


The Boeing Big Conundrum as the Max 737 Crisis Unfolds

This is about the case of the Boeing big conundrum as the Max 737 crisis unfolds and why did two brand new jetliners crash, killing all passengers and crew?  It is an extremely disturbing situation, and unfortunately has the potential to be an American tragedy of unprecedented corporate corruption and malfeasance! Thankfully, the one thing we can be pretty sure of is that the truth WILL come out! In fact, as we speak:


Epilogue for the Jeffrey Epstein Fiasco

Oh Jeffrey, Jeffrey! Can you hear me crying out from wherever you are? I want to know! Did you read my “Game, Set & Match” blog post and let it upset you this much? Did you become distraught at the realization I pointed out that the Jig was up?
But its so, not nice of you to leave this entire mess to Ghislaine Maxwell to explain. Who else could and /or would?


Game Set and Match for Jeffrey Epstein

Much will be written about Jeffrey Epstein’s transgressions against young girls over the coming months, including where his wealth came from, how he escaped from prior charges in 2008, and more. However this note is not about any of those things. it is only about the following:


The Boeing 737 Max Crisis Is a Leadership Failure

That the article, The Boeing 737 Max Crisis Is a Leadership Failure, was written by two former members of the “watchdog," National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is significant. Their comments should bring scant comfort to CEO Dennis Muilenburg and even less to senior FAA officials, who in a “foxes guarding the henhouse“ scenario, seem to have largely abrogated their responsibility as watchdogs of our aviation safety.


Jeffrey Epstein Gets Schooled by Ralph Waldo Emerson

How can one be alive and breathing and not be appalled, shocked, angered, saddened, and concerned about what happens next that will hopefully assure this villain never again sets foot outside of prison walls?

We know now that the authorities had him in 2007. We also know that following a discreet breakfast meeting between Epstein’s attorney Jay Lefkowitz and then Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, also President Trump’s just departed Secretary of Labor,


EURO Regulators Take the Ball from the FAA in Accessing Boeing

Now that EURO Regulators have taken the Ball from the FAA in Accessing Boeing, the Boeing saga gets worse as EASA completes its broad  scale, independent assessment of Boeing’s 737 MAX family of jet airliners.


The Good People of the Greenwich House

I’ve been writing a lot about the evil perpetrations of this disastrous Pope and the astounding criminality he presides over and the Sackler family, villainous perpetrators of more deaths wreaked by the opioid crisis than all who died in the Vietnam War and the lying murderers of Boeing’s management, responsible for the 346 deaths of those aboard their two crashed flights.
And thankfully they don’t tell the whole story anyway, as there are also countless people like the author of the letter below, Roy Leavitt. He is the long-time Executive Director of Greenwich House, the West Village Community Center in NYC  that offers services for people in need throughout the community.


Catholic Church Spending Millions

The Catholic Church has been spending millions of Dollars to Stop legislation Helping Victims.  We know without question that "What Goes Around Comes Around.” There’s even  a new book out there explaining it all (Amazon) The very tricky part is getting arms around how some villains seem to get away with their evil doings for a long time or seemingly forever, before getting caught. When Emerson wrote about it a century ago in his "Essay on Compensation,” he said the outcome is in the seed (thought,word, action) when its planted and will be there when it blooms. He then added that it could take a long time, even many years for that bloom to appear. He might have embellished on what might happen when the perpetrator is not an individual, but rather an institutionalized effort of many in league.


Laws of Nature