Michael Horowitz Settled With The SEC


A broker charged with scouring nursing homes and hospices for terminally ill patients so wealthy clients could reap death benefits from annuities contracts agreed to pay $850,000, admit limited wrongdoing and be barred from the securities industry, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
Los Angeles broker Michael Horowitz used unwitting patients in a scheme designed to reap short-term benefits for his clients, who designated the terminally ill as annuitants whose death would trigger a benefit payout, the SEC said.
Variable annuities are supposed to be long-term investments, typically used to provide income after retirement. But many also provide death benefit and bonus credit features if the annuitant—who need not be a relative—should die.
“Horowitz devised a scheme in which he used terminally ill patients’ private information for personal gain, and misled his brokerage firm into approving the variable annuity sales,” said Julie Riewe, co-chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s asset management unit, in a news release.
According to the SEC, Horowitz paid associates who set up fake charities or organizations to identify dying people and obtain their Social Security numbers and dates of birth—information that was necessary to name them as annuitants.
In one instance, the SEC said, the fake charity paid for a woman dying of stomach cancer to take her children to Disneyland—but first required her to give them her personal information. Horowitz then allegedly arranged for the associate, Harold Ten, to buy a $1 million annuity on the woman’s life. She died a few weeks later, and Ten made $50,000.
Ten settled with the SEC in March, agreeing to pay disgorgement of $181,000, prejudgment interest of $21,000 and a penalty of $90,000.

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I Should Be More Masculine

When I got in my car this morning, I found the roof upholstery was sagging down. Probably from the heat.
My coworker loves cars. So at the end of the day, I told him about the problem and asked his advice. So he took me to a store, got some spray glue, then he gently undid the upholstery and I sprayed it with glue and stuck it back to the roof. The whole time he was upraiding me for my slovenliness and the way I treated my car and I kept placating him with the incantation, “I should be more masculine.”
We have this routine when he talks about how upset or angry he is with someone or something and I say, “That must be very frustrating.” And he says, “You don’t care.” And I say, “My therapist wants me to start caring about people.” And he says, “You don’t care. You’re too damaged. You have ice water in your veins.”

The upholstery is 80% fixed now and just 20% saggy. Let’s see how it holds up.

Tal posts: “Do you feel you lack empathy? Or is your empathy just more limited in order to enable a more effective focus? Too much empathy could possibly allow chaotic fucked up “users” to enter into, damage, and compromise your well being with their sympathy generating needs, and maybe thereby even render you incapable of offering anybody any effective help whatsoever.”

* I have found that Persian men are unafraid to show their love, even in shul. While I was davening to HaShem Friday night, an Ashkenazi asked a Persian buddy of mine, “Why don’t you have Levi over for a Shabbos meal?” The Persian responded, “Why don’t I have him over to my bedroom?”

* So 90% of the women I’m meeting on Tinder want me to pay them 100 roses for the pleasure of 60 minutes of their company. At least they’re willing to come to me.

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I’m Big In Japan

Mexican, Mongolian and black women adore me. White Russian women? Not so much.

Never heard on the other side of the mehitza: “Why is Levi still single?”

Friends at shul only set me up with “age appropriate” women. Sigh. I want an inappropriate woman. I want savage love.

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Why Do We Have Women As Law Enforcement Officers?

Women, in general, are easier to overpower than men. If strength matters for a job, you want a man in it.

NYTIMES.com: “Omar J. Gonzalez overpowered a female Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance and ran through the East Room before he was tackled, according to a congressional official.”

Steve Sailer writes: “Wasn’t there a big feminist putsch a couple of years ago, using a prostitution scandal as a pretext, to turn the Secret Service over to female control? How’s that working out for the Obamas? Sounds like Michelle Obama’s feelings of feminist solidarity evaporated at the thought of her family being murdered in their home by some random male loony who can overpower a female Secret Service agent.”

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We Have A Means To Defeat ISIS

Do we have the strength to do what it takes to survive as a nation and to conquer our enemies?

I have no problem with killing all of the family and relatives of those commit massive acts of terror against us such as 9/11.

The first question for Americans is — do we have the strength to do what it takes to perpetuate our people? If we say yes, then everything falls into place including killing the families of those who commit terror against us. If we can’t say yes, we might as well plan America’s funeral now and execute our individual escape plans from a sinking civilization.

Philip Jenkins writes:

In theory, a recipe does exist for decisively ending the Islamists’ run of victories. Through means of collective and family punishment, which explicitly targets individuals who have done no wrong, governments and armies must introduce a brutal deterrent regime that will even outweigh the massive temptations of martyrdom and an instant road to Paradise.

No U.S. government would ever introduce such a policy, and if it did, it would cease to be anything like a democratic society. The U.S. could only adopt such avowedly terrorist methods following a wrenching national debate about issues of individual and group responsibility, and the targeting of the innocent. Could any U.S. government avowedly take hostages? We would be looking at a fundamental transformation of national character, to something new and hideous. But what other solutions could or would be possible?

Given that U.S. administrations are not going to fight the Islamic State by the only effective means available—and thankfully, they aren’t—why are they engaging in this combat in the first place?

Why start a war when you don’t plan to win it?

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I’ve yet to be charged with ‘abduction with intent to defile’

By following the dictates of the Torah, I avoid this tsures (trouble).

Camille Paglia writes:

The disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham two weeks ago is the latest in a long series of girls-gone-missing cases that often end tragically. A 32-year-old, 270-pound former football player who fled to Texas has been returned to Virginia and charged with “abduction with intent to defile.” At this date, Hannah’s fate and whereabouts remain unknown.

Wildly overblown claims about an epidemic of sexual assaults on American campuses are obscuring the true danger to young women, too often distracted by cellphones or iPods in public places: the ancient sex crime of abduction and murder. Despite hysterical propaganda about our “rape culture,” the majority of campus incidents being carelessly described as sexual assault are not felonious rape (involving force or drugs) but oafish hookup melodramas, arising from mixed signals and imprudence on both sides.

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Could somebody please explain to me the Ashkenazi discussion style?

As I encounter it, the Ashkenazi discussion style is usually heavy on personal attack tending to the complete and utter destruction of the opposing person, it is usually filled with contempt, “Nazi” is one of the first slurs thrown, and the Ashkenazi argument style usually has nothing to do with the topic at hand but instead aims at intimidation of anyone who disagrees by threatening them with complete annihilation, even if the argument is over sports or the weather.

This email I received is representative of this style: “You went to speak to the John Birch Society? Dude, I recommend you join AA and speak to a 12 step meeting, it would serve a better purpose. The Birchers are unrepentant white people who think that being a white christian anglo saxon protestant somehow makes one morally superior over all others. Kind of like right wing orthodox judaism but the difference is that they do not have a 5000 year tradition of higher IQ, survival against genocides, and the birchers have this irritating desire to spread the message to anyone who will listen – orthodox jews just speak about world domination at the shabbos table. You must be getting desperate for facetime in front of intellectuals, or pseudo intellectuals. Maybe you should join Ikar the pseudo affiliated jews of the westside.”

I love this phrase, “unrepentant white people.” So all white people should be sorry for being white? Every group with spirit and ambition (from Jews to the Japanese) believes it is morally superior. That’s a good thing. You can’t have a proud people if they don’t feel a special calling aka superiority. Jews don’t have a 5000 year tradition, Abraham goes back at most 4000 years. We don’t have much reason to believe that Jews had superior IQs back to Moses. The civilizations they created, aside from their writings, weren’t spectacular. Everybody who believes in their values tries to get out the word.

As for the Ashkenazi style of arguing, I’m told:

David: “Also known as point and sputter.”
Jack*: “What is it with you people?”

I find the origins of this discussion style in the Torah when the Jewish people, after the Exodus from Egypt, complain to God it would have been better if they had never left Egypt because in Egypt there were leeks.

Chaim: Please provide examples of this. Are we talking online or in real life, off-line? Who tried this on you in real life? I’ve not encountered it. Online, yes, but online is not real life.

I see it from youngish gentile white hipster types defending their diversity creed. But isn’t this what goyim call self righteousness when they use it? I think you are encountering it with some Jewish characteristics as an overlay.

Counter-arguments: “Jews like you paved the way for Hitler by driving the goyim into a corner.”

“Calling your opponents Nazis is beyond the pale. Shame on you!”

“That’s how the Nazis fought their enemies. By damning all who disagreed with them as Bolsheviks. I expect better of a Jew.”

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A History Of Orthodox Judaism In Los Angeles

Click here for Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn’s series.

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The Japanese Connection To White Nationalism

Two of America’s leading white nationalists — Jared Taylor and William Daniel Johnson — are fluent in Japanese, have lived in Japan, and do business with the Japanese. Other white people I know who are conversant in Japanese are also at ease with white nationalism (and other types of nationalism).

What is going on here? The Japanese are unabashedly nationalistic. They think the Japanese are the greatest people on earth. They divide the world’s population into two groups — the Japanese and outsiders.

At first for a westerners, this nationalism is off-putting, but once you understand it and see the harmonious way of life it produces, you want the same sort of thing for your own society (the blessings of homogeneity).

It’s similar to the Orthodox Jewish approach to life. People are either Jews or goyim. Jews are the good guys. You wake up thinking about Jews, you go through the day thinking about Jews, and you go to sleep thinking about Jews. All of your closest friends are Jewish. The goyim are fine for instrumental purposes such as for doing business and for carrying our bags.

Many Orthodox Jews I know are sympathetic to white nationalism and view themselves as white and they prefer the company of whites (rather than that of Sephardic and Persian Jews). They read websites such as Stormfront and they wish that whites would get their act together and stop importing so many Muslims and third-worlders. These Jews view Muslims as more of a threat to their well-being than white nationalists.

Jared Taylor writes for VDARE: “Most Japanese are determined to find solutions that do not involve importing foreigners because they are deeply attached to their ancient, subtle culture. They believe that only native-born Japanese can understand or maintain it.”

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Europe Traded Jews For Muslims

A friend says: One of the great losses of WW2 was the death of these people (German Jews) as a group. I got to know a few of them and they were a very, very impressive bunch of people.

Also, I suspect that they and their less prosperous but still scary smart Hungarian counterparts were among the smartest people humanity has ever seen.

So Europe traded away these people for Muslims and Africans. Some trade!

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