Well in another setback for alleged cult NXIVM the sane officials of Australian Patent Office have rejected NXIVM’S much-vaunted so called “technology” Rational inquiry method. The application is HERE.
“While dressed up in somewhat convoluted terminology, what appears from the description is that the claims are directed to very common processes of counselling and therapy or personal motivation that are described in the documents cited and these would clearly form part of the common general knowledge of those practicing in the relevant art.”
The entire article is here.
NXIVM has a connection in Australia through Sue White and at one time held high level discussions about setting up their own Country in the Outback. They really are that fucking dumb. But really it was about having somebody, anybody give the stamp of approval to their “technology”.
Another good link;here
In other fucked up Bronfman news; Edgar Bronfman Jr. half-brother of Sara and Clare was found guilty in a French court of insider trading today. Bronfman, 54, was found to have traded on inside information. Bronfman must pay fines instead of going to jail for criminal charges related to Vivendi SA’s near-bankruptcy after a $77 billion acquisition spree while he lead the company with Jean-Marie Messierl . Bronfman received a 15-month suspended sentence at the hearing and was ordered to pay a 5 million euros fine. The whole story is here.
Edgar Bronfman Jr has the dubious honor of losing the most Bronfman money in a dynasty with a long history of pissing away the family fortune.Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group (NYSE:WMG) since 2004.Under his tutelage WMG stock has fallen from a high in 2005 of over $30 per share to a value of 6.01, losing billions of the family fortune in the process.
Many people trace the Bronfman fortune to a big time bootlegging and rackets empire, founded by Sam Bronfman. They were an early partner of Meyer Lansky, longtime “chairman of the board” of the international crime syndicate. Connected to the Buffalo-based Jacobs family they were the leading distributors for Bronfman liquor into the United States during Prohibition into the hands of local gangs that were part of the Lansky syndicate.
Expanding over the years, the family’s enterprises were once described as being “probably the biggest quasi-legitimate cover for organized crime’s money-laundering in the United States. Many long time Saratogians still remember prohibition in Saratoga and many a toast was lifted in the illegal Casino’s out at the lake in the twenties to Sam and Seagrams.
Not surprising that grandson Edgar was into insider trading and is now a convicted criminal at least in France. The difference between Sam and grandson Edgar is Sam at least made money.