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THE SECRET LIFE OF JB OXFORD

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Dutch prosecutor Jan Koers accused Irving Kott of fraud, tax evasion and various other crimes. Dutch authorities raided his First Commerce in 1986 and forced it into bankruptcy.

For years, the securities industry in the U.S. and elsewhere has been host to fast-buck brokerage firms that have ridden the back of the bull market like so many parasites. Typically, they hype penny stocks in tiny companies that are all promise and no delivery and then close up shop…

UNDERDOGS’ DAY

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EPO doping is well known in the Netherlands: several cyclists have died from its complications in recent years. Dutch discus champion Erik de Bruin, is under a four-year ban for doping.

Amy Van Dyken went shopping a few weeks ago and ran into some old high school classmates. The very girls, it happened, who once tried to keep her off the school’s relay swim team by complaining to the coach, throwing her clothes in the pool and spitting in her…

FIRST AND LAST, DO NO HARM

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Legalization has resulted in so much abuse that last year the Dutch government was forced to change its euthanasia laws.

“DID YOU ASK FOR YOUR HEMLOCK?” THANKS TO APPEALS-court judges in New York and California, this question will now be in your future.

You will be old, infirm and, inevitably at some point, near death. You may or may not be in physical distress, but in an age of crushing…

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