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    Default Re: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide

    he was also dating Asia Argento who had recently called Harvey Weinstein out in public at the Cannes Film Festival.....call me a conspiracy nut but this is weird......also interesting my daughter was looking up Anthony Bourdain two days ago on Wiki and there was NO reference to his drug life which is very big on the page as of today.

    https://deadline.com/2017/11/hollywo...in-1202199228/
    News of sexual harassment allegations against producer Brett Ratner seemed to come as no surprise to some in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Times article, in which six women detail their claims against Ratner, “is what we’ve all been waiting for,” tweeted actress Asia Argento.

    Then addressing Ratner directly, Argento (one of Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers) added, “You’ve been f*cking busted.”

    She then posted a string of tweets about Ratner (see them below), including photos of Ratner with Roman Polanski and Weinstein. “Weinstein himself crowned you king of the pits,” Argento wrote. “Looking forward to hearing your lame excuses/apologies for your hideous crimes.”

    Argento also called out Patty Jenkins, who presented Ratner with a Tree of Life award at Sunday’s Jewish National Fund dinner in Hollywood. The Wonder Woman director was filling in for actress Gal Gadot, who bowed out citing scheduling conflicts.
    In response to today’s news, Argento and Hollywood celebrities and Beltway pundits took to Twitter. Anthony Bourdain, Argento’s boyfriend, colorfully called Ratner a “sebaceous bag of farts”:

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    Does anyone else find it a little strange that the CDC released its suicide report yesterday?

    Press Release

    Embargoed Until: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
    Contact: Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286

    Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

    Suicide is rarely caused by a single factor. Although suicide prevention efforts largely focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental health conditions, there are many additional opportunities for prevention.

    “Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans – and it’s a tragedy for families and communities across the country,” said CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D. “From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide.”

    Many factors contribute to suicide

    For this Vital Signs report, CDC researchers examined state-level trends in suicide rates from 1999-2016. In addition, they used 2015 data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System, which covered 27 states, to look at the circumstances of suicide among people with and without known mental health conditions.

    Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. Relationship problems or loss, substance misuse; physical health problems; and job, money, legal or housing stress often contributed to risk for suicide. Firearms were the most common method of suicide used by those with and without a known diagnosed mental health condition.

    State suicide rates vary widely

    The most recent overall suicide rates (2014-2016) varied four-fold; from 6.9 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C. to 29.2 per 100,000 residents in Montana.

    Across the study period, rates increased in nearly all states. Percentage increases in suicide rates ranged from just under 6 percent in Delaware to over 57 percent in North Dakota. Twenty-five states had suicide rate increases of more than 30 percent.

    Wide range of prevention activities needed

    The report recommends that states take a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention and address the range of factors contributing to suicide. This requires coordination and cooperation from every sector of society: government, public health, healthcare, employers, education, media and community organizations.

    To help states with this important work, in 2017 CDC released a technical package on suicide prevention that describes strategies and approaches based on the best available evidence. This can help inform states and communities as they make decisions about prevention activities and priorities.

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    Default Re: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide

    if anyone has not yet read Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" about the underbelly goings on in restuarant kitchens in NYC (not a pretty picture- and we can assume the same is everywhere in the culinary/restaurant business everywhere) it's to be highly reccommended; very witily written but with some unsettling information-

    I read this book yrs. ago; long before I was ever questioning anything or let alone became a member of Avalon-

    just as an aside:

    Bourdain's mother (I forget name) was the English translator for internationaly famous French opera diva Regine Crespin's autobiography (obviously the Bourdain family commanded perfect French- I think they were French-Canadian); I forget title of book; I lent it out once to a female co-worker (opera diva herself) but was never returned to me (typical diva behavior)-

    Larry

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    Bourdain cut his teeth at Les Halles restaurant in NYC. Thus the background for his first book "Kitchen Confidential". Good read.

    We had dinner at Les Halles 3 years ago, long after Bourdain left. Their specialty is steak tartare, a raw beef, egg and herb mixture. Beyond delicious. We ate early (6:30PM) before a Broadway show. Our waiter stated that he had already made over 2 dozen orders of steak tartare. The dish is hand made at tableside. A most memorable meal from a NYC landmark, courtesy of Anthony Bourdain. A one of a kind foodie.

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    What a talented guy. I loved Kitchen Confidential and pretty much anything he did. Great respect for him.
    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with somebody when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous"

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    Absolutely gutted to have woken up to these news. I can't stand celebrities and abhor celeb culture, but Bourdain is the only "celebrity" whose death genuinely upset me. I even cried a little, for Chrissakes. He was just one of a kind. The only thing close to a hero I've ever had. I have watched every episode of all of his shows religiously, and read many of his books. His voice and brilliant spirit were so refreshing, so raw and genuine and brilliantly right.

    This is going to sound stupid as hell, but I feel like I lost a good friend. I've never felt a connection with a stranger the way I felt one with him. I swear he and I would have become great friends very fast if we ever met. I just feel like he and I would have clicked. We have very similar personalities, tastes, attitudes, ways of talking, etc. He's one of those rare kinds of people you don't find much, especially nowadays, and it breaks my heart to see him gone. I was upset about Bowie in a detached, far-off way, but with Bourdain, I swear, it's real grief. It's crazy.

    The weird thing is, I had a dream several months ago that he was dead. I woke up that morning, and the uncanniest thing happened: I knew he was going to be the next big death. I quickly told myself I was being dumb and dismissed it, and it was forgotten like most things, but now, I remember, and I remember how strongly my intuition just knew of this imminent event.

    I'm not religious, and never will be. I'm not the spiritual type either, though I am open. But this dream was some kind of real thing, an example of this overarching consciousness or sentience that supercedes time, physics, and the limitations of the human experience. And if that's the case, then maybe Tony is somewhere really neat right now. Experiencing something new and unknown and wild and crazy. All things he loves.

    I feel so bad for Ariane. It seemed she was very, very close to her father. I'm sure those memories of him cooking his amazing food with her will be cherished, painful ones. I hope she grows up to be healthy and well-balanced. I think if she does, she'll follow in his footsteps. Mark my words, in 20 or so years from now, Ariane Bourdain will a name we will hear.

    And Asia. Those two were soulmates.

    I'm pouring myself a Dr. Pepper in his honor, the first I've had in weeks. He loved Dr. Pepper. And I'll be sure to drop by my little tiny, dingy, hole-in-the-wall noodle shop in his honor.

    ****. I'm tearing up again.

    Unreal. I never thought I'd be upset over a death of a stranger like this.

    It just doesn't make sense. That man survived rock bottom. He loved the world and humanity and everything in it. It was eminently clear, in his books and in his shows, that he was a fighter, a strong person. So the fact that he killed himself, now...just doesn't make sense. Ariane meant the world to him. He loved Asia deeply. His career was doing great.. I'm having a hard time believing he'd kill himself now.

    Something's wrong. Call me crazy, but I don't think it was suicide.

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    Default Re: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide

    As someone mentioned before, Asia was all over these Hollywood perverts calling names etc...Also Bourdain always spoke his mind out when it comes to celebrities (good or bad, no filter). In a very interesting note last week he was talking about his daughter (11) :

    ' In the interview, he explained that he felt “some responsibility” to “at least try to live” since his daughter, Ariane, was born 11 years ago.

    “I also do feel I have things to live for. There have been times, honestly, in my life that I figured, ‘I’ve had a good run — why not just do this stupid thing, this selfish thing… jump off a cliff into water of indeterminate depth,’” he said, referring to something he once did for his Travel Channel show.

    “In retrospect, I don’t know that I would do that today — now that I’m a dad or reasonably happy,” he added.
    '



    Interesting...

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    Let me just say this, regarding appearances. My son died of an accidental overdose in 2004. It was ruled an accident, but the police tried to imply he was trying to kill himself because they snooped all through his room and found a year old essay he had written where he was wrestling with the meaning of life.

    Things are not always what they appear to be. If someone looked back in my journals, they may be able to concoct some b.s. about how I really wanted to die, when I really didn't.

    I just wonder why they all seem to be hanging themselves. Hanging. I just don't know.

    Indigris, I am so sorry you are feeling his death. He was one of the most talented people I have ever known about. A brilliant storyteller.
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    Lots of people exiting the earth isn't there , Prayers and condolences to his family, very sorry for your loss to Valerie!

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    Default Re: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide

    @ValerieVillars (thank you for the kind words, btw )

    @Madeira

    Both excellent points. Earth Angel is right, imo.

    It remains to be seen, if anything pops up at all, whether or not he strung that rope up himself. I don't think we'll be hearing much more, though. The media said it was suicide. People are all talking about suicide and hotlines now (which is good, by the way. Not complaining there). It's been swept under the rug. And knowing how deep the corruption goes, if this was in fact a takedown, then the media, being bought out, is surely going to cover it up, whether they realize it or not.

    Asia Argento also put up an Instagram story (basically a short video clip) where she wore a shirt that said "F--k everyone", and the caption "You know who you are".

    She took down that post since Bourdain's death.

    Furthermore, she made the following speech at Cannes:

    "In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein at Cannes. I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground.

    I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again. He willl live in disgrace, shunned by a film community that once embraced him AND provided cover for his crimes.

    Even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who have still not been called to account for their conduct against women. For disgusting behavior that has no place in this industry. No place in any industy or workplace.

    You know who you are. But more improtantly, we know who you are. And we won't you to get away with it any longer."

    A good speech, but notice the term "You know who you are".

    Her Instagram story was clearly a #MeToo thing, and now that Bourdain, an outspoken supporter of the campaign, is dead, she's taken it down. Which isn't a very Asia Argento thing to do. That woman is remarkable and strong.

    I'm wondering if maybe, she's onto something. And for her or Ariane's security, she's going under the radar.

    There's no way in hell those monsters are going down without a fight. And you can't expect rapists to play fair.

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    Does anyone else find it a little strange that the CDC released its suicide report yesterday?

    Press Release

    Embargoed Until: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
    Contact: Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286

    Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

    Suicide is rarely caused by a single factor. Although suicide prevention efforts largely focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental health conditions, there are many additional opportunities for prevention.

    “Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans – and it’s a tragedy for families and communities across the country,” said CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D. “From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide.”

    Many factors contribute to suicide

    For this Vital Signs report, CDC researchers examined state-level trends in suicide rates from 1999-2016. In addition, they used 2015 data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System, which covered 27 states, to look at the circumstances of suicide among people with and without known mental health conditions.

    Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. Relationship problems or loss, substance misuse; physical health problems; and job, money, legal or housing stress often contributed to risk for suicide. Firearms were the most common method of suicide used by those with and without a known diagnosed mental health condition.

    State suicide rates vary widely

    The most recent overall suicide rates (2014-2016) varied four-fold; from 6.9 per 100,000 residents per year in Washington, D.C. to 29.2 per 100,000 residents in Montana.

    Across the study period, rates increased in nearly all states. Percentage increases in suicide rates ranged from just under 6 percent in Delaware to over 57 percent in North Dakota. Twenty-five states had suicide rate increases of more than 30 percent.

    Wide range of prevention activities needed

    The report recommends that states take a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention and address the range of factors contributing to suicide. This requires coordination and cooperation from every sector of society: government, public health, healthcare, employers, education, media and community organizations.

    To help states with this important work, in 2017 CDC released a technical package on suicide prevention that describes strategies and approaches based on the best available evidence. This can help inform states and communities as they make decisions about prevention activities and priorities.
    They are complicit killers.

    Maybe they are trying to lend credence to the "suicide" determination to those who buy into their lies still.

    We will see what effect the awakening will have on these tired, worn out stories since their own credibility is disintegrating rapidly.

    MM
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    Reminds me of the letter I wrote back in March of 2017, addressing a drugging and raping. This was before #metoo and I said that anyone who condoned that kind of behavior was just as guilty as the perpetrators. I posted it all over facebook and got my mostly inactive account, permanently inactive.

    tptb don't like people speaking out.
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    I'm so sorry to see this. We have watched his adventures for years. Kitchen Confidential was a fascinating book. He will be missed.

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    I'm saddened to see he had gone. I read that somehow he hanged himself from a doorknob in his hotel. BTW, he was very open about his time as an addict, never hid it.

    I enjoyed his books, his shows and his respect and enjoyment of all the places and people he met along the way.

    One that stands out is a trip to Namibia where he met with a (iirc) German man that lives among the San people and his wife is San. They went hunting and got a pig which was roasted over the fire. Tony was presented with the prize delicacy, the anus. He ate it with grace without a grimace and said, it's good. In the narration he said it was the the worst thing he ever put into his mouth, it tasted of pig ****, but how could he do anything to offend them. They welcomed him so warmly and kindly that he could do nothing else but respond in kind.

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    I dont know what is happening in the world but Kate Spade hanging herself this week and now Anthony Bourdain......strangely I live in a very small community pop 3,000 and this past week two people have killed themselves and both it seems in response to a loved one (one lost a parent and the other a son) also killing themselves...its rampant.

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    Alex Jones says Bourdain was close friends with Elon Musk and was about to go public with a 'Musk vision' that was going to be very critical of the aganda that's driving humanity right now, and was going to present a fresh new vision.
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    It seems like suicide by hanging is becoming a common theme for suicide in the industry. Kate Spade hung herself 3 days ago (June 5, 2018). Now Bourdain... For some reason these hangings (and I want to include Robin Williams' suicide here) remind me of the Hanged Man in the Tarot deck, in reverse.

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    Alex Jones says Bourdain was close friends with Elon Musk and was about to go public with a 'Musk vision' that was going to be very critical of the aganda that's driving humanity right now, and was going to present a fresh new vision.
    Yes. Here's the report:

    And also see:


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