Da Vinci Buyer ?

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The true buyer behind the recent blockbuster $450.3 million sale at Christie’s New York of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Salvator Mundi is Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal revealed today.

 

MDC says ….. OK…. Enjoy the painting.

Yesterday, the New York Times broke the story that a lesser-known Saudi prince and distant relative of Bin Salman, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, had been the winning bidder of the Leonardo. “[B]ut he is a proxy” for the crown prince, an unidentified “Saudi art world” source told the WSJ.

Observers had found it strange that a figure like Prince Bader, nearly unknown outside of his home country, would be behind the purchase of the most expensive painting of all time. (Indeed, yesterday artnet News’s Andrew Goldstein and Julia Halperin speculated about the possibility that he was buying Salvator Mundi on behalf of Prince Mohammed.)

The WSJ adds some interesting context on the purchase:

Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials MBS, was identified as the painting’s buyer in U.S. intelligence reports, according to people with direct knowledge of the information. American officials have closely watched Prince Mohammed’s activities, particularly as he moves to sideline contenders to the throne and has arrested rivals in the Saudi capital.

The blockbuster art acquisition now appears to be a move in a much bigger geopolitical game unfolding across the Middle East. The WSJ report notes that Saudi Arabia’s big auction move may be an effort to win “cultural bragging rights” and focus attention on its own emerging art scene, especially given the decade-long and frequently splashy art buying spree of the Qatari royals.

The Qataris have made headlines in recent years by setting art-market records, among them the $250 million paid privately for Cezanne’s The Card Players in 2012.

Yesterday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi had tipped off its followers to further news about the possible owner of Salvator Mundi when it began posting on social media that the 500-year old painting was headed for the just-opened institution.

The WSJ notes that the Abu Dhabi destination may also help explain the Saudi crown prince’s political motives for acquiring it. The United Arab Emirates, of which Abu Dhabi is the capital, has deepened ties with Saudi Arabia amid Prince Mohammed’s ascent to power. The UAE has long tried to establish itself as a cultural hub, with mixed results. Both Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar this past summer after long-simmering tensions.

The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed has acted as a mentor for Saudi’s Prince Mohammed as he moves forward with his own grand plans for the country.

The Infamy Speech

MDC NEVER FORGETS !!!

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Every year the United States honors the people who were in the war.

RESPECT TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE SERVED THIS COUNTRY !!

 

 

TRUMP , YOUR A DOG

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There is plenty going on in our world today, but one bit of news has pet owners growling and hissing.

“There’s a lot happening, but I keep obsessing on how Trump said owning pets is ‘low class.’ ”

This shocking comment is pulled from a recent article in The Atlantic, regarding Vice President Mike Pence.

MDC says, “YO Donald…… Isn’t that foreign wife a matching pet for ya…. skanky whore breed ?”

In the piece, an adviser tells The Atlantic that President Trump reportedly thinks pets are “low class” and was “embarrassed” when Pence announced in January that he and his family would be moving into the Naval Observatory with their pets — which included, at the time, two cats, a rabbit, and a snake.

“Trump ridiculed the menagerie to his secretary, according to a longtime adviser. ‘He was embarrassed by it; he thought it was so low class,’ says the adviser. ‘He thinks the Pences are yokels,’ ” reads the segment, offending animal lovers across the Internet.

While the article, titled “God’s Plan for Mike Pence,” contains over 1,500 words, the aforementioned three sentences are causing the biggest stir, especially on Twitter, where pet owners are sounding off about the president’s reported feelings on furry friends.

MDC wishes everyone WELL and only CANCER, AIDS, and a STROKE to TRUMP !! F*CK YOU MAN !!

Blood on Trumps Hands

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MDC states, Welcome to the Kiss of Death !!
I looked at the spelling of Jerusalem, SALEM means PEACEFUL !
Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era. Its Old City has significant religious sites around the Temple Mount compound, including the Western Wall (sacred to Judaism), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a Christian pilgrimage site) and the Dome of the Rock (a 7th-century Islamic shrine with a gold dome).
Founded: 3000 BC
  • Saudi Arabia, an ally of the US, called the new policy “a flagrant provocation to Muslims”
  • Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said recognition crossed “all red lines”
  • China warned against escalating tensions in the Middle East
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah said the decision would “undermine efforts to resume the peace process”
  • Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi urged Mr Trump “not to complicate the situation in the region”
  • Turkey called for a summit of Muslim countries in December to discuss the developments
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said “Muslims must stand united against this major plot”

Trump Supports Rape, Child Molester

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President Trump on Monday endorsed embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Twitter, offering his most explicit thumbs up yet for the candidate who is accused of preying on teen girls as an adult.

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!” he tweeted just after 6 a.m.

He later added: “Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!”

The White House has previously said Trump believes “the people of Alabama should decide” who deserves to win the seat — although he has personally expressed doubts about the accusations against the 70-year-old former judge, while railing against his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.

“I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones,” Trump said several weeks ago.

“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump said of the accusations against Moore. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”  MDC says, TRUMP denies it as well.

MDC adds, When a man rapes a woman , they deny it as well in court.  THEY ALL LIE !!!

 

 

The New Condom

MDC introduces you to the new COCK RING technology .

Makers of the world’s first ‘smart condom’ have finally revealed a look at the ‘game-changing’ new device, which boasts the ability to detect STIs, assess performance, and even calculate how many calories you burned during sex.

The $80 i.Con Smart Condom isn’t actually a condom – instead, the photos reveal it’s a ring-shaped wearable that mimics the style of another popular sex toy to sit at the base of the penis.

While there are potential benefits, the smartphone-connected device has sparked concerns that it could be used to spy on a person’s intimate moments.

The i.Con can be used in conjunction with a real condom.

According to British Condoms, it’s lightweight and water resistant – and, with a nano-chip and Bluetooth capabilities built in, it can provide a range of statistics to help improve the wearer’s sex life.

According to the site, the ring will answer questions such as:

  • What’s my thrust velocity?
  • How fast are my thrusts?
  • How many calories did that sesh just burn?
  • How many times did I just have sex?
  • What’s the average skin temperature of my… eggplant?
  • What’s my girth?
  • How many different positions did I just conquer?

The device also records the amount of calories burned, different positions, and can detect chlamydia and syphilis.

All information will be kept anonymous – but users ‘will have the option to share their recent data with friends, or, indeed the world.’

 

Dog Owners Live Longer

IMG_2019-0.JPGWhile the divide between cat and dog owners isn’t as bad in real life as in theory, here’s a bit of news that’s bound to get the former a little rattled.

 New research from Uppsala University in Sweden – the results of which were published in Nature – has shown that dog owners live longer and are also at a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Data taken from more than 3 million individuals aged between 40 and 80 was used to investigate whether dog owners had higher or lower mortality rates than non-dog owners.

Remarkably, owners with no other love in their life apart from their canine companion showed a marked advantage. Those with dogs clocked a 33 percent reduction in risk of death and an 11 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease when compared to single non-dog owners.

In a press release accompanying the results, Mwenya Mubanga, the study’s lead author wrote: “A very interesting finding in our study was that dog ownership was especially prominent as a protective factor in persons living alone, which is a group reported previously to be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death than those living in a multi-person household.

“Perhaps a dog may stand in as an important family member in the single households.”

The study also suggested that larger dogs are more beneficial to their owner’s health than smaller breeds. Which makes sense, because they’re much better than smaller dogs.

According to the data, owners of larger dogs that were originally bred for hunting purposes, were more protected from disease. The study doesn’t indicate what aspect of dog ownership improves human health, but scientists are speculating it’s got something to do with walking them.

So basically, having a dog makes you less lazy. According to Tove Fal, another study author, anyway.

“We know that dog owners, in general, have a higher level of physical activity,” she said, “which could be one explanation for the observed results. Other explanations include an increased well-being and social contacts or effects of the dog on the bacterial microbiome in the owner.”

Not only that, but they’re just fun to have around.

THE PEOPLE'S VOICE !!