“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Supermodel, Ruslana Korshunova, Death Ruled a Suicide

A permanent solution to a temporary problem. How bad could it have been? I posted a video of her taping a perfume commercial. Look at the irony at 1:20 as she gets frightened while being up on a ladder.

NEW YORK (Hollywood Today) 6/29/08 – The life of successful fashion model Ruslana Korshunova was cut short Saturday afternoon after the young Kazakhstani fell from the balcony of her apartment in Lower Manhattan to the pavement below. According to an anonymous police source cited by local newspaper Newsday, Korshunova’s death, which occurred just four days before her 21st birthday, was being treated as a suicide.

It isn’t always psychologically easy for models who are suddenly flush with money and attention at a very young age. Drugs and a decadent lifestyle are always a temptation. Yet there was construction underway on the balcony which could mean it was accidental. And a cut in the temporary netting could indicate something more nefarious.

Korshunova dropped from the ninth floor of the Water Street building, which was under construction, at approximately 2:30 p.m. According to the New York Post, there was a gap (apparently cut) in the construction netting covering the balcony. Additionally, both publications reported that police found no obvious signs of struggle inside the model’s home.

Korshunova, who was represented in New York by IMG Models, had previously appeared on the covers of major magazines, including international versions of Elle and Vogue, and had done extensive work for a variety of major designers, including Vera Wang and Libertine.


  1. no offense, but really who gives a shit?

  2. Hey, at least it was faster than eating a Polonium-210 sandwich.

  3. NY Times should be Nuked:
    Now their going to give away plans to get bin Laden.

    ...and I was just thinking of Bush's biggest failure (other than open borders) was heading an administration under which more Pubs have been busted than Dems.

    ...and to the MSM, that's just downright PROVOCATIVE.
    We all pay, and pay again.

  4. "Indeed, within minutes of the decision, Al Manar, the Hezbollah television station, hailed it as evidence of the group’s power. “What happened in the prisoner issue is proof that the word of the resistance is the most faithful, strongest and supreme,” Hezbollah’s executive council chief, Hashem Safieddine, was quoted as saying. "
    I took some Hashem Safieddine once, and it took me THREE DAYS to come down.

  5. Really within the last week you had:

    Robert Mugabe killing his way to democratic victory

    At Gare du Midi you had 2 ganged raped by "islamic thugs" within 2 weeks

    In Israel, you had 5-7 rockets, shooting attacks and still Hamas claims a cease fire is in effect

    In Israel you have the killer Sammy the Cunt, being traded (along with many others) for 2 dead jews...

    In france? a jewish boy had his skull crushed with steel pipes by islamic gangsters

    and that's just the tip of the iceberg...

  6. Awaiting Moderation at BC:
    (some doctor thot rates were higher in Mexico than The United Welfare States of Amerika!)
    CIA - The World Factbook -- Mexico

    Birth rate: 20.04 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)

    U.S. fertility rate for Mexican-American women was
    105 per 1,000

    Net migration rate: -3.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)

    - Hispanic Birth Rate Soars.
    Hispanic births are skyrocketing in the Southeast, where an increase of at least 40 percent was recorded in five states between 2000 and 2003, according to a new government report.

    In North Carolina, there were 181 births per 1,000 Mexican women ages 15 to 44 in 2000. In Georgia, the fertility rate was 180 per 1,000 Mexican women.

    In contrast, the U.S. fertility rate for Mexican-American women was 105 per 1,000. California's was 112, and Texas' was 124.
    Heather Mac Donald: Hispanics Have Highest Single Mother Fertility

    We are going to get large numbers of illegitimate Hispanics. That means higher rates of school drop-outs, higher rates of criminality, higher usage of taxpayer-funded welfare services, and all the rest of a decaying society.

    While a higher percentage of black births occur outside of marriage the fertility rate of Hispanics is much higher and so the Hispanics produce a much larger number of illegitimate babies with all the social pathology that we can expect from children growing up in mother-only families.

    But it’s the fertility surge among unwed Hispanics that should worry policymakers. Hispanic women have the highest unmarried birthrate in the country—over three times that of whites and Asians, and nearly one and a half times that of black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every 1,000 unmarried Hispanic women bore 92 children in 2003 (the latest year for which data exist), compared with 28 children for every 1,000 unmarried white women, 22 for every 1,000 unmarried Asian women, and 66 for every 1,000 unmarried black women. Forty-five percent of all Hispanic births occur outside of marriage, compared with 24 percent of white births and 15 percent of Asian births. Only the percentage of black out-of-wedlock births—68 percent—exceeds the Hispanic rate. But the black population is not going to triple over the next few decades.

    As if the unmarried Hispanic birthrate weren’t worrisome enough, it is increasing faster than among other groups. It jumped 5 percent from 2002 to 2003, whereas the rate for other unmarried women remained flat. Couple the high and increasing illegitimacy rate of Hispanics with their higher overall fertility rate, and you have a recipe for unstoppable family breakdown.

    The disastrous President Jorge Bush is now going to turn his attention once again to the passage of a massive amnesty and guest worker program. Bush is a pox on the nation. His Iraq debacle has ushered in Democratic Party rule in both houses of Congress and the House Democrats are far more supportive of Open Borders than the House Republicans. While a minority of old style Democrats see Hispanics as cheap labor that drives down the living standards of the lower classes most elected Democrats see Hispanics as reliably left-leaning voters and also as cheap labor for maid, nanny, gardening, and home upgrade services.

    America's elites are rotten to the core. The Republic can not survive without virtue but virtue is in shrinking supply in Washington DC.

    Steven Malanga points out that the benefits of low skilled immigration are outweighed by the costs.

  7. Maybe we better give it up, WIO, become born aginers, and prepare for the end times!

  8. Reading Mr. Parker's article I just realized something. When Bush speaks of family values, what does he mean? Does he mean, say, a married man and woman and their children, as distinct from an unmarried mother and her children? No! He means any grouping of parents and children, regardless of marital status. After all, he ran in 2000 saying that "Single moms have the toughest job in America." Obviously Bush sees non-marital families as families, and he therefore he sees non-marital familes as carriers of family values. So what he really means by family values is the act of having children. And since having children is the automatic way of human nature, what he means by family values is indistinguishable from humanity itself. So, when he says that family values don't stop at the Rio Grande, and that we must therefore not exclude Mexican families from the United States, what he really means is that _humanity_ doesn't stop at the Rio Grande, and that we must not exclude _humanity_ from the United States.

    Posted by: Lawrence Auster

  9. Since I am now at my alloted 3 posts, I won't even TRY to get this accepted.
    Nothing like free exchange of information.
    Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
    Analysis of data collected by Census Bureau in 2002 shows that women from the top-10 immigrant- sending countries living in the United States collectively tend to have higher fertility than women in their home countries. As a group, immigrants from these countries have 23 percent more children than women in their home countries, adding to world population growth. Among the findings:

    Among Mexican immigrants in the United States, for example, fertility averages 3.5 children per woman compared to 2.4 children per women in Mexico.

  10. I'll remind you, moderation in the defense of free speech is no virtue.

  11. Angelic eyes. But God knows what he's doing. Let's hope.

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  13. Russian Fashion Mafia kill her and make it look like a suicide.