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2020.09.20 19:34 barronwasteHere's my Partridge idea that I hope is stolen and made.
After This Time, it's fair to say that Alan is a broadcaster again. He's back on the scene. Alan should pop up on panel shows, doing the circuits. But not as an Alan Partridge show, it's just QI but Alan is a guest. He has as much as screen time as everyone else. Same goes with Would I Lie To You? A Question of Sport. If the BBC had any balls whatsoever they'd pay Steve Coogan mad money to host top gear for a season. Host match of the day for a one off. But its not special for Alan, they're just normal episodes and he's a guest, or a host. How has this not been done yet. Okay thankyou for your time.
2020.09.15 06:42 Slawlivin[COMEDY, FILM REVIEW] No Highway Option Episode 19 - HAMLET 2: Sexy Jesus Forever! (With Sam McGrath)
HAMLET 2: Sexy Jesus Forever! (With Sam McGrath) //Apple Podcast (NSFW) Language We all know Jesus. He's got a swimmer's bod. In this time of the 'Rona, we can't see live theatre. But luckily, movies are here to show us what theatre can truly be! Even if it's a strange disaster sequel! The boys are joined by Sam McGrath (no plugs) to discuss Hamlet 2, the Steve Coogan vehicle that launched him to...stardom? Maybe? He's doing well it seems, so that's nice. Join them as they answer such questions as: What's the deal with David Arquette? What's Elisabeth Shue been in that the movie fails to mention? How does Luke feel about a certain 2011 Kevin James movie? and many more. No Highway option is a podcast where your hosts, Connor and Luke try to answer the one question that applies all works of great art, is this better or worse than Vin Diesel's 2005 seminal masterpiece "The Pacifier"? Twitter // Facebook // Instagram
I'm curious - where is the fanbase on this. Alan in Oasthouse mentions the fact fans give their uninvited opinion in person about their favourite Partridge which I assume refers to something which happens to Steve Coogan IRL on a semi-regular basis (mentioned in I, Partridge too - fans shouting Ahaa at him). Imo the best iteration of Partridge is the book/podcast series, followed by the latter TV appearances - Mid Morning Matters, This Time & the documentaries. The original TV series has a richly deserved status but the quality and depth of the more recent Gibbon written Partridge output is incomparable. I'm Alan Partridge impacted popular culture in a way that is relevant 20 years later, eg Political Partridge & Accidental Partridge Twitter accounts, but for me it's mostly about nostalgia. View Poll
2020.09.08 22:53 13or30Steve Coogan and "big business"
Long time lurker, first time poster. I don't know much about Steve Coogans personal views, why should I, but I get the impression he's not a fan of corporations like Amazon and their tax siduation. Does anyone else feel this is a bit having your cake and eating it or is audible just the best distribution platform for his work?
2020.09.07 22:05 endangeredpenguinDAE feel angry about that state of world but angrier at yourself that you won't change it?
Last year Steve Coogan starred in the film "Greed", it was a satirical but very real look at the super rich and the fashion industry. Yes it was over the top but at the same time it made a lot of points about the world and cooperation as a whole. Richard McCreadie runs Monda, a huge fashion chain and the film centres on his birthday and him being taken to court for unethical practices. He points out that Starbucks, Apple & Amazon are just as bad. Look at other clothing companies, they are doing they exact same things and he makes the argument that how people are treated in warehouses is not his fault, that he does not run the the factories, he simply pays people to run them and how they run them is again not his fault. Rather like so many films I walked out angry and not just because I was very much aware that this is going on every day but because I do nothing about it. I do not buy expensive clothes as such but I do buy from Amazon and Apple without a second thought because Amazon is cheap so why wouldn't I? As for Apple, well I am so sucked into the ecosystem that is not going to change. I have heard in films and music the line "if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem" and I suppose I am part of the problem because I do not offer a solution or contribute but I won't change, I know I won't because generally speaking I think I am a good person and like to think I don't entirely need to. I think I am just not good enough for the bigger picture or saving the world. Am I alone in this contradiction?
2020.08.31 19:23 1TransientEight Rothschilds Tied to Epstein’s Child Sex Trafficking
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Full Story: JeffreyEpsteinBlackBook.com On top of the fact all Jacob Rothschild's Genie Energy partners are busted with Jeffrey Epstein, we have Lynn Forester Rothschild taking plane rides with Epstein to the child sex slave island, and we have 4 more Rothschilds in Epstein's black book. That's enough for us to tie 8 Rothschilds to Epstein's child sex trafficking network if you count the boys who hang with Naomi Campbell busted with Epstein's child sex slave at her party in 2001. Jacob Rothschild of Genie Energy whose partners are all busted with Epstein. Evelyn Rothschild who is in Epstein’s black book, and his partner Bronfman is also in Epstein’s black book. Nat Rothschild (son of Jacob) hangs w/ Naomi Campbell who was busted w/ Epstein and his child sex slave. David Rothschild (son of Evelyn) hangs w/ Naomi Campbell. Lynn Forester Rothschild (wife of Evelyn) busted on Lolita Express flying with Epstein. Hannah Rothschild (daughter of Jacob) is in Epstein’s black book. Jessica Rothschild (daughter of Evelyn) is in Epstein’s black book. Edouard Rothschild (son of Guy) is in Epstein’s black book.
Also found in the FB discussion of the same:
So here's Julian Assange's money donor Jemima Goldsmith hanging out with Murdoch hacking scandal Steve Coogan whose ex is the stripper who married Nat Rotshchild aka son of Genie Energy's Jacob Rothschild both tied to Jeffrey Epstein along with all the partners at Genie Energy. Nat is tied to Epstein via Naomi Campbell busted w/ Leslie Wexner & Epstein. Coogan was sexing up Courtney Love also tied to Epstein. Small circle of pedophile child sex slavery blackmail operators. No wonder Assange is nowhere to be seen or heard funded by Rothschild and tied to Dershowitz, Trump & Clinton.
Not only are EIGHT Rothschilds busted with Jeffrey Epstein, but Robert Maxwell's investment banker was Rothschild. Michael Bloomberg got his start from Rothschild's Salomon Brothers partner Maxwell of Epstein's child sex slave mob. It's why they destroyed The Salomon Brothers Building aka WTC7. 📷https://www.nytimes.com/.../maxwell-family-sees-no...
We saw how Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell was busted for DECADES of mass pedophilia, but did you know Vatican Treasury has its origin in Antichrist Rothschild? Yes. It certainly does. It's why a billion people pray to dead men in that pedophile occult whose mafia ring leader hangs with US Presidents tied to Jeffrey Epstein. 📷http://www.mondayvatican.com/.../vatican-finances-how-the...
NOTE: Somebody posted on this sub some time ago, showing that and Epstein office address actually turned out to be that of the Boston Archdiocese. I cannot find the link. and
Rothschild have lots of tunnels. They financed both sides of WW1 & WW2. We've seen Antichrist Jacob Rothschild with and promoting Marina Abramovic. I'm thinking all the child sex slave trafficking victims are in the Rothschild tunnels. Then run BAE Systems tied to everybody's military. 📷http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=65
2020.08.30 15:18 ShedinburghFringeExclusive Interview with Steve Coogan - streaming one time online 03rd Sept 9.15pm
FRINGE MEMORIES; GARY MCNAIR IN CONVERSATION WITH STEVE COOGAN is part of SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL a brand new online festival and fundraiser presenting the very best of the Fringe stalwarts of theatre, music and comedy, and the best new acts, all performed live from sheds across the country and streamed into people’s homes this August. *FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE\* Legendary writer, actor and comedian Steve Coogan launched his career at the Edinburgh Festival. In a SHEDINBURGH exclusive Steve talks to Gary McNair about winning the Perrier, what comedy means to him and his promise to one day return to the Festival. This rare, candid deep dive into one of Britain’s most celebrated stars’ relationship to the world’s biggest festivals will only be streamed once and is not to be missed.
2020.08.13 21:32 iamaparadeFavorite impressions from the show?
I'm re-listening to the Howl's Moving Podcast series, and there's a bit where Griffin does an impression of Josh Brolin as Thanos as Vincent D'Onofrio in Men in Black that made me almost crash my car with laughter. I'm always a sucker for impressions, from Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon doing bits in The Trip ("I'm not going to bury another Batman") to whenever Sean Fennissy does an impression of Jack Woltz on The Rewatchables ("It'll make 'im a BIG STAHHR!"). What are some of your favorite impressions from the show? Here are a few of my favorites:
Griffin as Liam Neeson (there's an episode where he talks about a movie where Neeson and Nick Nolte are brothers that's a a great juggling of characters)
David and Griffin Clint Eastwood (especially in the Silence of the Lambs episode—"They railroaded her!")
David as William Hurt from Lost in Space ("THROUGH the planet's core!!")
I've looked for general downloads and torrents but cannot find an exhaustive collection of all Steve coogan material (films, dvd's, tv shows\appearances, audio like podcasts and audio books) but can't find anything. Even the "complete coogan" dvd box set really isn't complete coogan at all! I am really surprised that there isn't a few hardcore fans out there that have uploaded a complete collection to share. Anyone know of any links?
2020.08.04 23:28 TheGoat786Actors That Are Good At Comedy and Drama?
Who do you think are some actors that are good at doing comedy and drama. Here are some that I think are good at both. Jim Carrey Comedy- Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, The Mask, The Cable Guy, etc Drama- The Truman Show- Won GG for Best Actor, should of easily been nominated for Oscar, Man on the Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Robin Williams Comedy- Stand-Up work, Mrs.Doubtfire, Jumanji, Mork and Mindy Drama- Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Worlds Greatest Dad, Good Morning, Vietnam Adam Sandler- There’s no one better when he tries Comedy- Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, SNL, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, etc Drama- Uncut Gems(robbed of nomination) Punch-Drunk Love(Great portrayal of social anxiety), Reign Over Me, The Meyerowitz Stories, Men, Women, and Children Steve Carrell Comedy- The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, Date Night Drama- Foxcatcher, The Big Short, Beautiful Boy, The Way, Way Back Woody Harrelson Comedy- Cheers, Zombieland, White Men Can’t Jump, Kingpen Drama- The People vs Larry Flynt, The Messenger, Rampart, Three Billboards, etc Bryan Cranston Comedy- Malcolm in the Middle, Seinfeld, The King of Queens Drama- Breaking Bad, Trumbo, The Infiltrator Will Ferrell- Despite the hate for him, he’s incredibly talented Comedy- SNL legend, Anchorman, The Other Guys, Old School, Elf, Step Brothers Drama- Stranger Than Fiction, Everything Must Go, Winter Passing Mark Wahlberg- This sub hates him, but I think he’s hilarious and entertaining Drama- The Departed, The Fighter, Lone Survivor, Boogie Nights Comedy- The Others Guys(so good at dry humor), Date Night, Daddy’s Home, Ted Kurt Russell Comedy- Big Trouble in Little China, Overboard, Captain Ron Drama- Escape from New York, The Thing, The Hateful Eight, Death Proof, etc Tom Hanks- Young Hanks was very funny Comedy- The Burbs, Big, The Money Pit, Bachelor Party Drama- Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, etc Bill Murray- Comedy legend who is always a fantastic dramatic actor. Comedy- Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Stripes, What About Bob?, Quick Change, etc Drama- Lost in Translation(Should of won the Oscar), Groundhog Day(comedy/drama), St. Vincent, Scrooged, etc Ben Stiller Comedy- Dodgeball, Zoolander, Meet the Parents, There’s Something About Mary, etc Drama- Permanent Midnight, Brad’s Status, Greenberg, Your Friends and Neighbors John C. Reilly Comedy- Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, Walk Hard Drama- Stan and Ollie, Chicago, Magnolia, Bradley Cooper Comedy- The Hangover, Wedding Crashers, A-Team Drama- A Star is Born, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, etc Steve Buscemi Comedy- Adam Sandler movies, The Big Lebowski, The Death of Stalin Drama- Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs Owen Wilson Comedy- Wedding Crashers, Starsky and Hutch, Zoolander, etc Drama- Midnight in Paris, Bottle Rocket, Royal Tenenbaums Vince Vaughn Comedy- Wedding Crashers, Old School, Anchorman, etc Drama- Dragged Across Concrete, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Hacksaw Ridge Luke Wilson Comedy- Old School, Idiocracy, etc Drama- Meadowland, Bottle Rocket, etc Jeff Bridges Drama- True Grit, Crazy Heart, Starman, etc Comedy- The Big Lebowski, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (comedy/drama) Sam Rockwell Comedy- Seven Psychopaths, Galaxy Quest, Mr. Right Drama- Three Billboards, Lawn Dogs, Moon, Vice(comedy/drama), etc Jeff Daniels- One of the most underrated actors ever Comedy- Dumb and Dumber, Something Wild, Archnophobia Drama- The Newsroom, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Squid and the Whale, etc Other Mentions Eddie Murphy- Notable dramas- Dreamgirls and Dolemite Is My Name Steve Coogan- Notable Dramas- Philomena, Stan and Ollie John Candy- Notable Dramas- JFK and Only the Lonely Chris Farley- Showed his acting chops in Tommy Boy. They said he could of won an Oscar for Fatty Arbuckle. Tom Cruise- Tropic Thunder(comedy), Magnolia(drama), Born on the Fourth of July(drama), Rain Man(drama) Robert Downey Jr- Chaplin (drama), Tropic Thunder(comedy) Jack Black- Notable dramas- Bernie, King Kong Jonah Hill- Notable dramas- Moneyball, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot Channing Tatum- 21 Jump Street(comedy), Foxcatcher(drama) John Goodman- Comedic legend, 10 Cloverfield Lane(drama) Ryan Gosling- The Nice Guys(comedy) Samuel L. Jackson- Pulp Fiction (drama), The Hateful Eight (drama/comedy), Snakes on a Plane (comedy)
2020.08.04 14:04 Sidekick__SimonEvery Ruddy Word, canonicity.
What do you think is the canonicity of Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word? It's an official book that covers the full scripts to Knowing me Knowing you radio 4, Knowing me Knowing you BBC2 and both series of I'm Alan Partridge. It features multiple unseen letters sent to and from Alan Partridge, plus pieces of paper containing notes Alan's written in day to day life, and a picture section, with captions by Alan. All of these are written by Steve Coogan, Armando Iunucci, and Peter Baynham. Is this book canon? It seems possible that Alan would publish the scripts to his two most successful exports. But it would be impossible to publish everything said in multiple days of two separate years of your life. This book isn't covered in the 'other works by Alan Partridge' in Nomad, so it probably isn't. I like to think the bonus material is featured in 'Bouncing Back', though probably just the picture section. The rest, (the letters and notes) I like to think we witness as an audience unrelated to its subject such as I'm Alan Partridge and Alpha Papa. Please let me know if anyone else has a different interpretation.
2020.08.03 18:51 watchwardmediaThe Professor and the Madman (2019, film/movie) In case you missed it
Watch The Professor and the Madman official trailer: The Professor and the Madman (2019) The Professor and the Madman is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Farhad Safinia and P. B. Shemran. Starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, David O'Hara, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Steve Coogan and others. #TheProfessorAndTheMadman, #FarhadSafinia, #PBShemran, #MelGibson, #SeanPenn, #NatalieDormer, #EddieMarsan, #JenniferEhle, #JeremyIrvine, #DavidOHara, #IoanGruffudd, #StephenDillane, #SteveCoogan, #LaurenceFox, #AnthonyAndrews
2020.07.21 23:01 Victor-ToombsRecommendations for Patriot fans
Hey guy. Hope you're pretty good. If you're jonesing for something in a similar vein to Patriot, allow me to recommend the work of Armando Iannucci. Whilst it doesn't have the songs, the meloncholy main character or the Wes Anderson-esque eye in it's filming, Iannucci's work does contain the same darkly hilarious government ineptitude vibe that sees John getting Prell and not getting a chair. There's also some fun headcanon games we can play too but I'll get to that later. Iannucci first came to my attention as a partner to Chris Morris, another UK comedy legend and together they created a spoof news show in the 90's called The Day Today, which also featured the first appearance of the hugely popular character Alan Partridge, played by Steve Coogan. This show featured some of the same fun word play that makes the McMillan scenes such a joy. Exhibit 1: The Day Today https://youtu.be/t2x4hMr2WLw From here Iannucci created the first of the three main works I wish to highlight, The Thick of It. Filmed in a fast moving documentary style, the show follows Malcolm Tucker, spin doctor for the UK government and his department of hilariously inept characters. Tucker, played with acerbic relish by ex-Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, has the foulest mouth and absolutely the most hilarious insults. The Thick of It also starred Chris Addison, who we know as Spike/James from Patriot. Here in The Thick of It he plays a character called Oliver 'Ollie' Reader, a special adviser to the Secretary of State (formerly junior policy adviser). The Thick of It ran for four seasons and may be the hardest of all the recommendations here for US viewers to appreciate, the accents can be hard to distinguish and the lingo is very UK. All four seasons are on Amazon. From here we move to the next recommendation. This time a movie and a spin-off of The Thick of It, the hilariously funny In The Loop. Released in 2009, this movie spin-off features a few of the same characters from The Thick of It. Malcolm Tucker (Capaldi) is one of the main characters once again and it co-stars some great actors such as James Gandolfini, David Rasche and Anna Chlumsky (who will go on to work in Iannucci's next work which we'll get to below). The movie follows a low level UK politician (Tom Hollander) who makes an offhand comment about war being an unforeseeable event which is then whisked by the media into the rumblings of war. He is then sent to Washington to try to fix the mess he's created and like Patriot, the mess just keeps getting worse. He's sent to Washington with Chris Addison, who in this movie is playing an entirely new character called Toby Wright. The movie features some hilariously funny exchanges and to this day when someone says something is going to be easy peasy lemon squeezy, I will automatically reply, "No, it won't. It will be difficult difficult lemon difficult." The movie got rave reviews and is highly recommended. Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/usYOeaOaKpo This leads us to the last of Iannucci's work to recommend and the one that is the furthest from Patriot in terms of style and tone, and that is VEEP. I'm sure you've heard of VEEP starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, it ran for seven seasons and was more in a 30 Rock/Parks and Rec style but still has that hilarious government ineptitude vibe. Veep also stars many actors from Iannucci's previous projects in new roles. Not much I can say about this show in relation to Patriot to be honest simply because they're very different animals but I do still recommend it highly. And so then to my ridiculous headcanon that ties Patriot to the world of Iannucci. Spike/James Clifford/Oliver ReedeToby Wright are all the same person, James Clifford, and every time we see him as a different guy, he's working under a new NOC, just like John. Completely implausible of course but don't be a Greg12 and spoil my fun. Thanks for reading, I hope you check out Iannucci's work, he has an eye for satire that is truly excellent. Ok, turn to page nine and we'll learn how to knock a woman unconscious with a bicycle.
2020.07.20 14:04 GrangevilleGavin and Stacey Then The Trip
We watched the show on recommendation of our Welsh neighbor. We loved the escape it provided during the pandemic. Uncle Bryn was our favorite. After we tried to watch the first The Trip movie starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Coogan treats Brydon like crap during a lot of that movie. Given our Bryn allegiance it was hard to watch without being annoyed at Coogan who we have loved in other movies. Funny how that worked out for us.
2020.07.13 18:07 ShelterTheorySveiki! - This Week's Language of the Week is Latvian!
Overview of the language
Latvian is a Balto-Slavic language, part of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken by about 2 million people in mostly Latvia (as an official language) in North-East Europe. Latvian is an Eastern Baltic language, and with its relative Lithuanian, they are the only surviving languages of both that group and the larger Baltic group in general. There are also Latgalian and Kursenieki, which are either somewhat separate languages, somewhat varieties of the same language, ideas vary. Latvian also has three dialects: Livonian (influenced by the almost dead Livonian language), Middle dialect and Upper Latvian dialect. Here are some maps.
Latvian language has historically developed from different tribal languages in the area. We have some information of the people and their languages from the 13th century but the earliest written examples are from the 16th century. The language has developed a lot during centuries and has actually dropped a lot of grammar (third gender of words, some cases have merged etc) unlike its neighbour Lithuanian which has stayed more the same. Latvian history is full of conquerors so there are strong influences from German but also Russian as the country went through a Russification period during the Soviet Union.
Phonology and orthography
Latvian uses the Latin alphabet and has taken 22 letters from there. There are additional 11 letters that use macrons and canons to change the vowel length and different consonant pronunciation respectively. Some more letters were used before and are still sometimes used today but not officially. Here is a long overview of orthography, it’s very good. The stress is normally on the first syllabus which is different from Lithuanian and seems to be a Baltic Sea influence, mostly from the surrounding Finno-Ugric languages.
Nouns Latvian does not use any articles but the definitive form can be shown with the adjective. For example, liela māja is a big house. Lielā māja is the big house. The adjectives also decline when it comes to cases. Otherwise, nouns have two genders – masculine and feminine and both have three groups for declination. Masculine words always end with an s but some feminine words also end with an s. This has some connection to names as well, see below about that. Latvian has seven cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, instrumental, locative and vocative. There are singular and plural forms and everything is indicated with suffixes. Verbs Latvian verbs conjugate in five different forms (singular and plural third person are the same) and there are three tenses plus perfect constructions. There are also five moods. The person suffix remains similar throughout the tenses, with some exceptions. Still, both the tense and the person are indicated in suffixes and they do change a bit. Latvian grammar wiki
An interesting aspect about Latvian is its treatment of names, both local and foreign. First off, place names of foreign places are localized to match Latvian grammar. All languages do this to some extent but Latvian (and Lithuanian) does this a lot. As Latvian nouns have limited possible endings, this is also applied to place names abroad even if the original uses the same alphabet. London is Londona, Paris is Parīze and New York is Ņujorka. People's names also follow a strict rule. Men’s names end with an S, their current president is Egils Levits. The s endings are compulsory. And his wife’s name is Andra Levite as women’s names can end with an a or an e. This also happens to people with foreign names who move to Latvia and have to get registered in the Latvian system, their names are also changed to match that. I have a good friend whose name ends with an S but my Latvian friend said they would add a second one. For example, Bryan Adams in Latvian is Braians Adamss. So as you can see, they also localise foreign celebrities. Here’s a movie poster of a movie starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. They write out the names phonetically and then add the S or A/E where needed. I went to see Black Panther in Latvia once and Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross did get the same treatment in the subtitles but they left T’Challa and other African names alone. The Russian subs just wrote out all the names phonetically.
The language is taught in different places around Europe and there are some online resources. I’m sorry to say that I speak about 20 words of it (even though I live close by) but it sounds great. Native speakers, correct me where I got things wrong and just feel free to discuss in general! Paldies! Thank You! Previous LOTW
No discussion of Upper Class Billionaires would be complete without the Rothschilds. A family dynasty synonymous with wealth. But what is the true extent of this wealth? Just how powerful is this relatively secretive family? With various theories circulating on the Internet, can we reach a rational consensus? Part 1/6 - The Architect? Mayer Amschel is often cited as the founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty. In 1770, he married Guttle Schnapper. This boosted Mayer's wealth, as he received a generous dowry of 2,400 gulden from her father (who worked as a court agent). Mayer wouldn't forget this and, in his will, outlined strict, controversial provisions regarding Rothschild marriages. Mayer was concerned that the family's fortune would be diluted as it grew through marriages. As such, his will "barred female descendants from any direct inheritance" and, in effect, provided incentives for intermarriages. Four of his granddaughters married grandsons (first cousins), while one married her uncle. Now, is this really a tale of Started from the Bottom? Or, much like Drake, is there a rich Uncle involved? To answer that, we need to ask: who came before Mayer Amschel? Well, his father, Amschel Moses had a business in goods-trading and currency exchange. He was a personal supplier of collectable coins to the Prince of Hesse. We'll come back to that shortly... We know little about Mayer Amschel's grandparents and more remote ancestors. The family did previously use the name "Bauer" - in fact the name Rothschild didn't really stick until Mayer Amschel's generation came along. Benjamin Franklin once observed that in life only death and taxes are inevitable; they are also virtually the only things about which records survive for the earliest Rothschilds. The most we can say about the early Rothschilds is that they were relatively successful small businessmen dealing in, among other things, cloth. Five years before his death in 1585, Isak zum roten Schild had a taxable income of 2,700 gulden. A century later his great-grandson Kalman, a moneychanger who also dealt in wool and silk, had a taxable income more than twice as large. It seems that his son (Mayer Amschel's grandfather Moses) successfully developed his father's business, continuing the process of steady social ascent by marrying, successively, the daughters of a tax collector and of a doctor. With the help of relatives, Mayer Amschel secured an apprenticeship under Jacob Wolf Oppenheimer, at the banking firm of Simon Wolf Oppenheimer in Hanover, in 1757, where he acquired useful knowledge in foreign trade and currency exchange, before returning to his brothers' business in Frankfurt in 1763. He became a dealer in rare coins and, just as his father had done previously, won the patronage of the Prince of Hesse. His coin business grew to include a number of princely patrons, and then expanded through the provision of financial services to the Prince of Hesse. In 1769, Mayer Amschel gained the title of "Court Agent", managing the finances of the immensely wealthy Prince of Hesse who in 1785 became William IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and inherited one of the largest fortunes in Europe at the time. Part 2/6 - The Five Arrows The Rothschild coat-of-arms includes a fist clutching five arrows, a reference to Mayer's five sons. At the turn of the nineteenth century, Mayer sent his sons to establish banks in Frankfurt, Naples, Vienna, France, and London. The release of the "Five Arrows" symbolises strength through unity, and marks the beginning of the Rothschild's global banking dynasty. Part 3/6 - Nathan Mayer Napoleon was on the march through Europe, and William gave his fortune to Mayer Amschel to protect it from being seized by Napoleon. Mayer was able to hide the money by sending it to his son Nathan in London. The London Rothschild office had to spend it somewhere, and loaned it to the British Crown, in order to finance the British armies fighting Napoleon in Spain and Portugal in the Peninsular War. These savvy investments of William's money paid off handsomely, netting sufficient interest that their own wealth eventually exceeded that of their original nest-egg client (the nest-egg client who had inherited the largest fortune in Europe remember). This marked the birth of the Rothschild banking dynasty. Historian Niall Ferguson outlines the sheer scale of the Rothschild family's operations: "For most of the nineteenth century, N M Rothschild was part of the biggest bank in the world which dominated the international bond market. For a contemporary equivalent, one has to imagine a merger between Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, J P Morgan and probably Goldman Sachs too — as well, perhaps, as the International Monetary Fund, given the nineteen-century Rothschild's role in stabilizing the finances of numerous governments." Nathan pioneered the ingenious strategy of lending to governments during wartime. This tactic, used when Nathan funded Wellington's army in 1814, is the primary cause of the explosion in the family's wealth during what proved to be 150 years of nearly chronic warfare. Of course, the Rothschilds played no role in instigating said conflicts... Continual war in Europe created excellent opportunities to profit from smuggling scarce consumer goods past military blockades. Since the Rothschilds often financed both sides in a conflict and were known to have great political influence, the mere sight of the red shield on a leather pouch, a carriage, or a ship's flag was sufficient to insure that the messenger or his cargo could pass through check points in either direction. This immunity allowed them to deal in a thriving black market for cotton goods, yarn, tobacco, coffee, sugar, and indigo; and they moved freely through the borders of Germany, Scandinavia, Holland, Spain, England, and France. This government protection was one of those indirect benefits that generated commercial profits - of course they were also getting interest on the underlying government loans. Even the friendliest of biographers admit that, for more than two centuries, the House of Rothschild profited handsomely from wars and economic collapses, the very occasions on which others sustained the greatest losses. Part 4/6 - Nat The Rothschilds tend to keep tend to keep out of the limelight. One of the family’s grande dames said you should only appear in the newspapers on three occasions: hatch (aka birth), match (aka marriage) and dispatch (aka death). Therefore, this makes the odd flamboyant Rothschild stand out even more. One that springs to mind is Nat Rothschild (Jacob Rothschild's son) and ex Bullingdon Club member who in 2016 married former Page 3 model Loretta Basey. According to Forbes, Nat's net worth was $1 billion in 2012, but he lost his official billionaire status the next year. However,according to an article in the Observer in 2000, Nat's actual inheritance is hidden in a series of trusts in Switzerland and rumoured to be worth £40BN (i.e. $60 billion.) Part 5/6 - Ghislaine Maxwell? Alan Dershoiwtz, who once defended Jeffrey Epstein in court, writes: "My wife and I were introduced to Ghislaine Maxwell by Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynne de Rothschild..." Evelyn de Rothschild and his wife Lynn were introduced by none other than Henry Kissinger at the 1998 Bilderberg Group conference in Scotland. They married two years later, and were invited to spend their honeymoon at the White House by the Clintons. I have an idea! Let's type Rothschild into the WikiLeaks Hilary Clinton Email Archive. Nice. 69 results. Let's check out the intercourse between Hilary and Lynn. How about this one - Info For You on the 25th of September 2010? In that email chain, we have the following message from Hilary to Lynne. "Lynn, I was trying to reach you to tell you and Teddy that I asked Tony Blair to go to Israel as part of our full court press on keeping the Middle East negotiations going. He told me that he had a commitment in Aspen with you two and the conference, but after we talked, he decided to go and asked me to tell you. He is very sorry, obviously, but I'm grateful that he accepted my request. I hope you all understand and give him a raincheck...Let me know what penance I owe you. And please explain to Teddy. As ever, H" Part 6/6 - True Extent We come to the kicker: what is true extent of the Rothschild's wealth? Of course, it is impossible to pin down an exact number because of the level of diversification of their wealth and the secrecy with which the offshore infrastructure operates. After all, we know what happens to those that try to expose this shady world. Worryingly, Panama is only one of more than 90 financial secrecy jurisdictions around the world today, compared with just a dozen or so in the early 1970s. Together, as of 2015, they holdat least $24 trillion to $36 trillionin anonymous private financial wealth, most of which belong to the top 0.1 percent of the planet’s wealthiest. Of course, none of this offshore wealth belongs to the Rothschilds... In 2003, the Sunday Times identified Jacob Rothschild as the secret holder of the large stake in Yukos that was previously controlled by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the oil company's chairman. The size of this stake? £8 billion. In 2003, the pound dollar exchange rate was 1.63 - therefore the dollar value of the stake was around $13 billion. In 2017, Jacob's net worth was pegged at under one billion dollars. No comment... According to the Forbes List, the richest individual Rothschild is Benjamin de Rothschild, from the French branch of the family, with a net worth of $1.5BN. This is despite the fact that Benjamin presides over the Edmond de Rothschild Group, which manages over $175 billion in assets. In August 2019, de Rothschild's family bought out the group's public shareholders. But yes, of course Benjamin, supposedly the richest Rothschild, is worth 2/3 of Donald Trump. Speaking of Donald Trump... Trump at one time owned a quarter of Atlantic City’s casino market. However, Trump was heavily in debt, and he started missing bond payments on his — and Atlantic City’s — largest casino, the Taj Mahal, in 1990. Wilbur Ross, then an investment banker working for...you guessed it, Rothschild Inc., helped bondholders negotiate with Trump, whose finances were unraveling. The final deal reduced Trump’s ownership stake in the Taj but left him in charge, and bondholders were unhappy when Ross presented the plan. “Why did we make a deal with him?” one bondholder asked. Ross insisted that Trump was worth saving. “The Trump name is still very much an asset,” he said. In 2017, Ross became Secretary of Commerce. Remember folks: Presidents are selected... not elected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wbIGFgxJd0
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