Author John Simmons Releases His New Novel – Monsieur Le 6: 2016 Presidential Election Edition

Provocative new novel features US Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Monsieur Le 6

Staten Island, NY, USA — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has unwittingly resurrected a literary novel in which the fictionalized version of the candidate undergoes sex change surgery to wreak social and political havoc. Monsieur le 6, a hilarious but powerful mashup of sex and politics which could not find a publisher when author John Simmons first composed it, will debut as an eBook in time for the election (Apple River Press, $2.99).

Several characters in the novel originally bore made-up names, said Simmons, the author of several novels and works of nonfiction. “With Trump running for president, and other characters in the novel now dead, the masks can come off,” said Simmons. Other roles in the satiric send-up of contemporary politics belong to former Mayor of New York Ed Koch and his Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Bess Myerson, with appearances by George H. W. Bush, Cardinal John J. O’Connor, and Jimmy Swaggart.

Monsieur le 6 might have remained on a shelf in Simmons’ closet but for the outsized and outrageous success of candidate Trump together with an unintended assist from The New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, who published an op-ed, “If Donald Trump Changed Genders,” on February 27, 2016. That reminded Simmons that his fictionalized Trump instigated the novel’s most outrageous conceit – genitals exchanged in high places.

As high satire, Monsieur le 6 brings the Marquis de Sade to bear on American politics. Sade, famous for his pornographic works, wrote extensively about politics. Simmons also relied on Herman Melville’s famed The Confidence Man to insure an American feel and context. Today the novel’s ripped-from-the-headlines content should have even greater appeal. Besides the intersection of sex and political corruption, themes include mass incarceration, abortion, urban poverty, and police brutality.

Monsieur le 6 may shock today just as it did in the early 1990s, says Simmons. “The San Francisco publisher City Lights, which had done Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, wanted to publish but decided it could not. The novel acquired nice rejection letters although some agents were less than enthusiastic. One suggested that, as with Nabokov’s Lolita, the novel be stored under a rock for a thousand years.”

• For more information, including author interviews, contact: appleriver@monsieurle6.com

• About the Author: John Simmons is the author of 4 previous novels (The Sharing, Cried the Piper, Lamplighter, and Midnight Walking) and several works of nonfiction. He was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2011; he and his wife, Jocelyne Barque, are currently completing translation of Aline and Valcour, a monumental novel by Marquis de Sade.

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Time for the Media to Stop Calling Donald Trump a Billionaire, says Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders

Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders, calls on the mainstream media to stop referring Donald Trump as a billionaire until he releases his tax returns and agrees to an independent audit.

Edgar Perez

New York City, NY, USA — Part of the allure of Donald Trump, the Republican nominee in the upcoming U.S. elections, comes from his being wealthy, very wealthy. Books tell us about his incredible endurance and resilience after business bankruptcies brought his net worth down to minus $900 million, as he admitted to former wife Marla Maples when they were strolling along New York’s Fifth Avenue in the early 90s. Furthermore, the media doesn’t get tired of calling Donald J. Trump a billionaire, again and again.

A simple Google search for Donald Trump and the word billionaire brings up 38 million results; the same search with the word millionaire instead brings up just a bit more than 1 million results. The media could be forgiven of pushing this billionaire narrative if we consider that three prestigious publications have canonized Donald Trump as billionaire: Bloomberg, Fortune and Forbes.

How do they know Trump is a billionaire? Forbes gave once an overview of its methodology, “We keep track of their moves: the deals they negotiate, the land they’re selling, the paintings they’re buying, the causes they give to. Securities & Exchange Commission documents, court records, probate records, tax records, federal financial disclosures and Web and print stories-we dig through them all. In calculating wealth, we put a price on all assets, including stakes in public and privately held companies, real estate, art, yachts and planes.” Did I read tax records? In Trump’s case, this small detail might have been missing for decades, as he has proclaimed his taxes are none of the American public’s business.

Trump himself has discounted Forbes’s calculations for a different reason. “I think that they are very good people. I like the people at Forbes. They don’t know a lot of the things I own. I don’t think they give me any value for brand and my brand is very valuable. I do deals – I’m doing deals right now. In fact, when I leave you, I’m signing a branding deal that’s a phenomenal, tremendous hundreds of millions of dollars in value, all because of my brand,” said Trump to CNBC’s John Harwood.

What type of assumptions is Forbes doing to estimate Trump’s wealth when they don’t have access to his tax returns? Are they only relying on statements prepared by Trump himself or his advisors? What about if the estimates are way too high? In 1976, The New York Times published a fawning profile of Trump in which he was quoted as saying he was worth $200 million; that figure was utterly false, according to examination of Trump’s finances in 1981 by the Casino Control Commission.

Journalist Timothy O’Brien is among the few who saw Trump’s tax returns yet he is legally prevented from talking about them in detail; he has implied that Trump’s income is much lower than he often suggests; as expected from Trump, O’Brien was sued for libel after he claimed in a 2005 book that Trump’s real net worth was as low as $150 million-$250 million. For a man that has attempted to persuade America of his $10 billion net worth, the lower range falls into the plausible.

It is time to stop this part of the Trump’s mythology once and for all. What about if the media stops calling Trump a billionaire until he releases his tax returns and proves he deserves that label? What about if Trumps agrees to an audit from an independent body that can obtain access to all relevant information? The onus is on Trump.

Edgar Perez (http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com), author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, is a recognized keynote speaker and director of programs targeted at board members, chief executive officers and senior executives looking for new ways to gain and maintain a competitive business advantage. He can be reached through Twitter and Weibo.

ABOUT KNIGHTMARE ON WALL STREET
Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

Knight Capital announced a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

Knightmare on Wall Street, is a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company. Knightmare on Wall Street is the definitive behind-the-scenes story of Knight Capital.

ABOUT THE SPEED TRADERS
High-frequency traders have been called many things-from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile-until now. In this new title, The Speed Traders, Mr. Perez opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading (HFT). Inside, prominent figures of HFT drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.

Mr. Perez begins with an overview of computerized trading, which formally began on February 8, 1971, when NASDAQ launched the world’s first electronic market with 2,500 over-the-counter stocks and which has evolved into the present-day practice of making multiple trades in a matter of microseconds. He then picks the brains of today’s top players. John Netto (M3 Capital), Manoj Narang (Tradeworx), and Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management) are just a few of the luminaries who decided to break their silence and speak openly to Mr. Perez. Virtually all of the expertise available from the world of speed trading is packed into these pages.

The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill, is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions-one cent at a time.

ABOUT EDGAR PEREZ
Mr. Edgar Perez is an educator, published author, business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors, Research International and Internal Consulting Group, with subject matter expertise in cyber security, investing, trading, financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act) and market structure.

He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez is course director of Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop, How Boards of Directors and CXOs Can Build the Proper Foundation to Address Today’s Information Security Challenges, and The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX; he has presented his workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Petersburg – Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, Finance.QQ.com, hexun.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Previously, he managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area with wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughter Svetlana Sofia.

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Chicago Assault on Civil Rights Backfiring on Protesters, Cruz, and Rubio

Raleigh, NC, USA (March 14, 2016) — Contact: ALIPAC.us | WilliamG@alipac.us | (866) 703-0864

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ALIPAC is predicting that Donald Trump will completely dominate the Tuesday, March 15 Primaries in 5 states due to the public backlash against the violent mob attack on Civil Rights in Chicago where young illegal immigrants, Muslims, and college aged socialists and anarchists proved that America’s freedoms of speech and assembly are being overcome by mob rule!

ALIPAC predicts that the aggressive and violent actions of the mob have backfired on their leftist causes and is backfiring on GOP Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio due to their supportive comments claiming the mob was justified because of the comments and political positions of Donald Trump and his supporter. Large numbers of prior Cruz and Rubio supporters declared they are dropping their support and aligning with Trump in reaction to their statements blaming Trump for the violence.

“Many Americans realize that the successful attack and violation of the civil rights of Trump supporters affects every American who believes we all have the right to assemble and speak freely in our nation. The attack on Donald Trump’s rally was an attack on us all, and at this point the only way that Americans can truly defend Civil Rights in America from this threat of mob rule is to rally to and support Donald J. Trump for President!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Rubio and Cruz made a major mistake joining the protesters in blaming Donald Trump for the despicable actions in Chicago. All across social media this weekend, prior supporters are announcing they are dropping Cruz and Rubio and joining Trump and that will be reflected in the vote this Tuesday!”

Breitbart News reported Saturday on the social media shift away from Rubio and Cruz to Trump in their article “Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump” by Katie McHugh. McHugh documents numerous examples of Facebook users declaring, “Cruz you lost my vote for using this protest for your political game. Rubio also. Trump has my vote….I’m a Texan, I voted for you for the senate, and was supporting you for president, up until you blamed Trump for the savage behavior of Hillary and Bernie supporters in Chicago. I just sent a $100.00 contribution to a billionaire, and i’m retired on a fixed income, so guess this is goodbye to you, and I am now firmly on the Trump wagon…Ted Cruz… i was an undecided voter who was leaning your way then you blamed trump for the actions of violent protesters. I am now voting Trump thanks for helping me make my choice tonight.”

ALIPAC has endorsed Donald Trump as the first Presidential candidate the national organization has ever supported for President since the founding of ALIPAC in 2004.

Voters are being warned that the failed DC establishment has two routes to retaining power at this point. The establishment can still win if Hillary Clinton is elected President and Clinton’s chances rise each day that the bitter Trump and Cruz conflict continues. The establishment will also regain control the moment this race is forced into a brokered convention which DC insiders will control.

At this time, it is clear that the two illegal alien amnesty backers Marco Rubio and John Kasich are staying in the race only to try to win in Ohio and Florida on Tuesday to deprive Trump of those electoral votes and throw the race into the convention where the DC establishment retakes control.

While Ted Cruz has no chance of passing Trump or winning the popular vote, his strength levels could throw the race to the convention where the DC establishment may crown him as the GOP candidate for President if he agrees to their demands. This will also throw the race to Hillary Clinton.

“GOP primary voters need to remember the story all Americans are taught as children about the little dog that wanted two bones and ended up with none,” said William Gheen. “Voters that think they have the luxury of supporting Cruz and thwarting the DC insiders are wrong. A vote for anyone but Trump at this juncture is a vote to help the DC establishment responsible for that mob attack regain control! All their fire is focused on Trump! The fight is on and sometimes in a fight you have to chose a side and that choice is upon you.”

Senator Jeff Sessions, who is the top Republican fighting against illegal immigration, Obama, and amnesty in the US Senate is similarly calling for Unity around Trump! Breitbart’s Julia Hahn reports, “Jeff Sessions to GOP: Time to Unite Behind Trump, Beat Hillary.”

For more information about ALIPAC’s endorsed candidates and efforts to help lead the backlash against illegal immigrant amnesty supporting candidates and politicians like Cruz and Rubio who support Muslim and illegal alien mobs attacking civil rights in America, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Romney Attack On Trump Invokes Imagery of Blood, Reagan’s Assassin, Economic Bloc

ALIPAC calls for peace, civility, and unity among Republican voters.

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Raleigh, NC, USA — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC | WilliamG@alipac.us | (866) 703-0864

ALIPAC is issuing a national call for all Americans who are concerned about our nation’s future to immediately end the personal attacks, fractured personal and professional relationships, and infighting within the GOP primary, and to reprimand any candidate, group, or individual that continues such destructive behavior that is increasing the chances that establishment Republicans and Hillary Clinton will win in 2016!

ALIPAC’s call for civility, unity, and peace is being issued in response to the discovery that the contentious GOP Presidential Primary could be hurting smaller organizations and down ballot candidates for Congress, and Mitt Romney’s choice of menacing imagery and language in today’s press conference!

Mitt Romney chose to appear in front of a blood red backdrop at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics which was covered with a familiar globalist symbol to bash the millions of Americans supporting Donald Trump for President as “suckers.”

“Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat,” said Romney.

ALIPAC takes issue with two-time loser Romney’s decision to appear at a place that shares the name of Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin, as well as Romney’s clear symbolic alignment with the open borders power groups that are responsible for the costly and deadly illegal immigration invasion and overthrow of America.

“Romney is wrong to attack Trump supporters, and his decision to visually and symbolically insert the name of Reagan’s would-be assassin, the western hemisphere of the Globe, and the color of blood into his attacks on Donald Trump and millions of Trump supporters are completely reprehensible,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “We encourage Donald Trump to increase his security detail immediately and for all Americans to prepare themselves for what may follow Romney’s menacing attempt to foreshadow violence and increased divisiveness within the GOP that benefits the establishment and Hillary Clinton.”

ALIPAC takes issue with Romney’s efforts to further escalate destructive conflicts and mudslinging in a GOP primary race that is increasing the chances that Hillary Clinton will win.

ALIPAC also contends that Romney should have called for civility and unity and appeared in front of an image of the USA instead of an image of Canada, Mexico, Brazil, along with Central and South America on a blood red field most similar to the flags of communist nations.

“It is not Donald Trump who is increasing Hillary’s chances of winning, it is the refusal of establishment Republicans like Romney and Rubio to defer power to the people who have made Trump the front runner! By adding further unsubstantiated and juvenile insults to this race and by even considering launching an independent candidate, the sellout establishment Republicans are signalling they are willing to throw the race to Hillary, which will be the result if we do not take steps to call for civility and unity immediately! I believe it is time for us to unify behind the clear front runner Donald Trump.” said William Gheen.

The video feed of Mitt Romney’s press conference today shows the University of Utah’s “Hinckley Institute” name and a logo representing the western hemisphere of the Earth where most of America’s illegal immigrant population is being imported from. The name Hinckley and this Globalist symbol appear on a blood red background thus symbolically combining the color of blood, with an assassin’s name, with a plan for global economic unions.

The globalist symbol behind Romney is very similar to symbols that appeared on the logos for the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), The Total Information Awareness (TIA) program that Congress canceled funding for, and the mysterious tracking hologram that once appeared on NC Driver licenses a few years ago.

For more information or to schedule interviews, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Atophill: What Chinese Face Reading Says About Donald Trump

Atophill’s experts of the Chinese art of face reading, Erik Kanto and Ilona Kanto have produced two books and one DVD about the subject. At this time, again, they will read the faces of the candidates running in USA’s presidential election. Not writing about their political opinions or other much spoken facts about them, but merely reading what their faces tell us, according to the Chinese art of face reading that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.

Your Face Tells All

Los Angeles, CA, USA (February 3, 2016) — The ancient Chinese art of face reading has as much meaning for people today as it had in the past. In face reading, person’s abilities, personality traits and potentialities are shown in the features and face shape. Face shapes are associated with particular elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Gold and Wood.

Mr. Donald Trump has an oblong-shape face and it belongs to the Gold element. Each third of the face is equal length and about the same width. His ears are nicely shaped. The nose is straight and the chin prominent. Everything is very much in balance in his face.

Gold persons are image makers and they are fortunate and come into high positions. Fashion models and actors are often Gold personalities. Gold people are born into or rise to the ranks of the elite and enjoy the good things in life with little effort. They are leaders and are admired.

But before you envy a Gold personality too much, there is also a downside: Unfortunately, very often Gold people are not strong. Chinese face readers say the lack of strength may make a Gold personality seem arrogant. By doing that, he tries to hide his upsetting weakness.

It really helps the person with a lot of Gold element if he or she carries some of the sturdy Earth element. Gold alone may be too soft and needs security and stability the Earth element provides.

The nose in face reading represents wealth. Mr. Trump’s nose is straight and prominent. The Chinese say the person is also straight in any dealings. He is honest and enterprising. In most cases, a person like that says whatever he or she thinks of.

Large ears are an asset. They indicate a strong life potential and a long, fruitful life.

More next week…

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