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Trump, Putin, and Ownership of the Means of Seduction

Trump, Putin, and Ownership of the Means of Seduction

Having the goods on someone garners instant and lasting respect, especially when that someone has no idea how you know. 

I learned this in 2006, while researching Baltimore’s uncanny tendency toward house collapses. John Elder, a former city-employed engineer who had gone into business as a plan-stamper for shady, quick-buck house-flippers, had an extensive criminal history, replete with drugs, grand theft, even hate crimes. In the mid ‘70s he stole a yacht and sailed it to Connecticut, where the feds arrested him. He ended up doing a couple years in Danbury FCI. 

I happen to know a guy who also did some time there and then, so I called him to see if he...

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