The day the Bidens took over Paradigm Global Advisors was a memorable one. In the late summer of 2006 Joe Biden’s son Hunter and Joe’s younger brother, James, purchased the firm. On their first day on the job, they showed up with Joe’s other son, Beau, and two large men and ordered the hedge fund’s chief of compliance to fire its president, according to a Paradigm executive who was present. After the firing, the two large men escorted the fund’s president out of the firm’s midtown Manhattan office, and James Biden laid out his vision for the fund’s future. “Don’t worry about investors,” he said, according to the executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of retaliation. “We've got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden.” At the time, the senator was just months away from both assuming the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and launching his second … [Read more...] about The Biden family’s strange business history
Archer season 8 episode 8
Note: this piece contains multiple spoilers concerning the plot of Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 There is much ado about the Golden Company in the Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere. While they were merely alluded to by a persistently scheming Cersei at the end of season 7, the expensive 'company' of sellswords were first seen sailing towards King's Landing in the season 8 trailer, and their safe arrival in King's Landing allowed Euron Greyjoy to become rather friendlier with Cersei than she'd let him get before. As an army with the power to overthrow Jon and Daenerys' own, at least by reputation, their arrival could not only spell disaster for the fantasy epic's protagonists but change the race towards the Throne altogether. Here is your need-to-know guide on the (potentially very important) new arrivals: Who are the Golden Company? The Golden Company is a company of sellswords famous both for its size (at 10,000 men it’s the … [Read more...] about Golden Company in Game of Thrones: who are they and what can we expect in season 8?