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Eastwood's aesthetics are difficult to reconcile with his politics.

Thinking of Unforgiven which is self-critical and derisive of hypocrisy and hagiography and mythmaking of criminals into heroes. Million Dollar Baby totally exposing the myth that if you work hard enough and want something bad enough you can achieve the American Dream. And Mystic River (I need to see it again) seemed very against the mob mentality and scapegoating. There are probably other examples too. I didn't care for J. Edgar but it seemed like there was something there too.

The Breeders - Cannonball

Don't know if it's related at all, but...

There is a book coming out in February (see below). Maybe this issue is about to heat up, or explode? Notice the suicide-by-hanging in the book's description.

Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich

A searing exposé of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trump’s business empire

On a rainy Sunday in 2014, a senior executive at Deutsche Bank was found hanging in his London apartment. Bill Broeksmit had helped build the 150-year-old financial institution into a global colossus, and his sudden death was a mystery, made more so by the bank’s efforts to deter investigation. Broeksmit, it turned out, was a man who knew too much.

In Dark Towers, award-winning journalist David Enrich reveals the truth about Deutsche Bank and its epic path of devastation. Tracing the bank’s history back to its propping up of a default-prone American developer in the 1880s, helping the Nazis build Auschwitz, and wooing Eastern Bloc authoritarians, he shows how in the 1990s, via a succession of hard-charging executives, Deutsche made a fateful decision to pursue Wall Street riches, often at the expense of ethics and the law.

Soon, the bank was manipulating markets, violating international sanctions to aid terrorist regimes, scamming investors, defrauding regulators, and laundering money for Russian oligarchs. Ever desperate for an American foothold, Deutsche also started doing business with a self-promoting real estate magnate nearly every other bank in the world deemed too dangerous to touch: Donald Trump. Over the next twenty years, Deutsche executives loaned billions to Trump, the Kushner family, and an array of scandal-tarred clients, including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Dark Towers is the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality—the corporate equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction. It is also the story of a man who was consumed by fear of what he’d seen at the bank—and his son’s obsessive search for the secrets he kept.


https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Towers-Deutsche-Donald-Destruction/dp/0062878816/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Deutsche+bank&qid=1574848089&s=books&sr=1-1

Could be totally unrelated, I know. Just... wondering...

A long shot, I know. Arm pain after Catherization

Activities
• Do not lift more than 10 pounds for 1
week or until it has healed.
• Do not golf, do carpentry, play tennis
or other vigorous arm activity for 1
week.
• Do not soak your wound in a
bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool
for 1 week or until the site has
healed. It is okay to wash your hands
and shower. You can cook, type,
clean, and drive, if able, the day after
you go home.
• Elevate your arm overnight and
while resting for the first 2-3 days to
prevent swelling of your hand.
What to Expect
• Mild soreness or tenderness at the
site or forearm that may last 1 week.
• Bruising at the site that may take 2-3
weeks to go away.
• A small lump (dime to quarter size)
which may last up to 6 weeks.

From Caring for Yourself After Cardiac Catheterization/Arterial Angiography
Brachial or Radial Artery

https://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/cardiology/5691.pdf

Just something I've been wondering about since his hospital visit. I don't even know how long it takes to receive this procedure, or whether it's something he could have had done in three - four hours. EDIT: Takes about 30 minutes.

Radial artery cardiac catheterization
Featured snippet from the web
During the procedure, a healthcare provider inserts a long thin tube (catheter) through the radial artery. The radial artery is a blood vessel in the arm. ... The catheter might have a balloon attached to it. This catheter and balloon help open up blockages in your heart's arteries.
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