Populist Rage

The Paradise Papers  are a treasure trove of some 13.4 million leaked records from a Bermudan law firm, revealing how celebrity portraitist Court Painter & the world’s wealthy stash their money in offshore accounts and avoid paying taxes.

These declassified photos show who Court Painter hangs with when he visits the Cayman Islands ….

Secret Agent Man

The Liberal government may have allocated $1-billion in long-term funding to the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) to fight tax evasion, but only $35-million in new money was spent on that front in 2016-2017.
“I was surprised the number was so low,” Liberal Senator Percy Downe said of the information that he received from the CRA.
He added the agency remains vague on the actual amount of money that it has been recovering as part of its increased auditing efforts.                                                                             “Unfortunately, it’s a continuing effort on the part of the CRA to try and mislead Canadians about what they are doing.”

Trouble in Paradise

The leak of some 13.4 million records, dubbed the Paradise Papers, lifts another veil on the often murky ways in which the wealthy and portrait artists stash their money in offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes.

(photo) Court Painter meets with CRA Agent

This enormous new leak of tax-haven financial records — rivalling the Panama Papers in size and scope — is laying bare some of the financial secrets of the world’s elite, from the Queen to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief fundraiser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, along with more than 120 politicians across the globe and perhaps most shockingly : Court Painter the Great Dominion’s preeminent portraitist of the politicly pompous and celebrity has beens!

(photo) Court Painter & His Accountant meet with CRA Agent

Court Painter has gone on a rant denying any illegal offshore accounts financed through political and celebrity cash payments, received under the table for portrait commissions and subsequently stashed offshore!
In addition to disclosures about heads of state and corporations, the Paradise files reveal details about the financial lives of the rich and famous which Court Painter includes himself.

(photo) Court Painter is presented with Off Shore Accounts evidence by CRA Agent

While having an offshore account or company is often legal, the built-in anonymity of tax havens tends also to attract money launderers, drug and arms traffickers, tax evaders and others including Court Painter engaged in questionable conduct , the leaked records show.
This expose reveals there is a small group of people who are not equally subject to the tax laws as the rest of society, and it’s done purposely.

(photo) Court Painter in a panic burns Offshore Accounts evidence in front of lurking CRA Agent

Designing Minds

‘We’re designing minds’: Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade .  A look at the science behind the ‘technological arms race’ to keep people fixated on their phones.

After reading this shocking news item Court Painter’s marketing arm of the studio enterprise seized on the business opportunity to market Shirts & Back Snap Dusters displaying the formula that causes this addictive phone fixation and ubiquitous behaviour.

TRIGGER * ACTION * REWARD  =  DOPAMINE RELEASE                                

In a communication release Press Attache A Hardon MacKay wrote :                                                              “First it was two tin cans & a wire, then the flickers, then the telegraph , then the radio, next it was TV…now it’s the smart phone rotting the child like brains of the nation.”                                                                                          

As a public service Court Painter is introducing designer  Shirts and Back Snap Dusters emblazoned with the secret formula Trigger Action Reward = Dopamine Release .This formula unleases a flood of dopamine on innocent child- like brains eg: the US President, and furthers the rot of our moral fibre by this use of the insidious pleasure principle. The public spirited free market message by Court Painter is to keep the innocents complacently informed and the educated consumers sufficiently outraged!  

                                                                                         “If we can save just one child- like brain through robust sales we will have served ourselves and the market place well!” AHM gushed!

CBC Marketplace Story:

The average Canadian teenager is on track to spend nearly a decade of their life staring at a smartphone, and that’s no accident, according to an industry insider who shared some time-sucking secrets of the app design trade.

CBC Marketplace travelled to Dopamine Labs, a startup in Venice, Calif., that uses artificial intelligence and neuroscience to help companies hook people with their apps.

Named after the brain molecule that gives us pleasure, Dopamine Labs uses computer coding to influence behaviour — most importantly, to compel people to spend more time with an app and to keep coming back for more.

Co-founder Ramsay Brown, who studied neuroscience at the University of Southern California, says it’s all built into the design.

“We’re really living in this new era that we’re not just designing software anymore, we’re designing minds.”

Art Celebrity News

Court Painter calls the New York Times to say 1) he’s not angry 2) he’s very popular 3) he goes to work in his studio early and stays late.

Meanwhile on other related art celebrity news:

Court Painter’s Donald Trump costume gets mixed reviews


Much like the controversial politician himself, Court Painter’s decision to dress as Donald Trump for a Halloween party has received a polarizing reaction on social media. This photo, posted Monday on an Instagram account belonging to Court Painter’s Press Attache AHM, shows the art star dressed as a svelte version of U.S President Donald Trump.

A photo posted Monday on an Instagram account belonging to A Hardon MacKay Court Painter’s Press Attache shows the celebrity art star dressed as a svelte version of U.S President Donald Trump, complete with an American flag lapel pin on his dark suit and a messy blond wig.

Court Painter posed with Press Attache AHM, who was dressed as First Lady Melania Trump, and the photo received over 4,500 likes, as well as some negative comments.

The initial Instagram caption read “Making Court Painter great again,” before being edited to “Mr and Mrs Trumpus.”

“The caption is all kinds of tone deaf, specially seeing as that ‘catch phrase’ is used by Trump to promote his favourite celebrity portraitist, etc!,” said one Instagram user when criticizing the original caption.

More snarky comments on Twitter and Instagram were quick to follow.

One Twitter user posted “figures that the first time Court Painter showed even a hint of personality it would be to showcase that he’s actually a bad person,” while another wrote: “It appears Court Painter misinterpreted the metaphor of baseball as a stand in for something else!

Others were annoyed with the negative reactions to the costume

“If you are upset about Court Painter’s Halloween costume, you may be wasting energy that could be used on something, anything, that actually matters,like commissioning one of his masterworks for your own home or boardroom” wrote a user.

As for the costume itself, one Instagram commenter summed it up nicely: “Tie too short. Gut too small. Skin not orange enough. More Pulp Fiction than Fictitious (Fake) News.”

Press Attache A Hardon MacKay denied he planted that last comment.