Those new service sector jobs, anti-drone falconer edition the drone wars have begun

It was said before that wedding that there would be ‘White House-level security,’ and there was an anti-drone falconer on the property.

The headline of the story is:

Art scion, 46, marries billionaire’s daughter, 23, in $5million French Riviera fete with ‘White House-level security’ and guests including Heidi Klum, the Olsen twins, Princess Bea and groomsman Owen Wilson

And do note:

The wedding took place at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France

For the pointer I thank Neville Andrew Mehra.


"White House-level security" in 2017 will mean Pontiac Aztek-driving, Reddit-asking ...

That is one ugly looking man. And SHE is the wealthy one?

The NYT article is full of answers: a) the family collects and trades with Warhol & Basquiat paintings, that should have called Tyler's attention, b) Syrian-Jewish family, c) my favorite part: "Mary Mugrabi said her husband was at first deeply unmoved by her interest in art. ......Previously, on their honeymoon in Madrid, she took Jose to the Prado. “He said, ‘Who cares?’ ” Mary said. But when he became interested, she added, “he moved so fast, I could not keep up.” One of those times when going to a museum changes someone's life.

Ps. an elder cousin of the guy, named Alberto Aroch Mugrabi is on trial on Colombia for laundering around 150 million USD. News of this trial have been erased from Google's results in English but you can still find then in media in Spanish. That signals power.

Who could fail to be deeply moved by Basquiat and Warhol.

Good find Axa, thanks. Nobody should be responsible for the actions of their cousin, unless they are close. In Colombia, the former president Uribe, when he was a senator, was supposedly the friend of Pablo Escobar. Reminds me, the new season for "Narcos" should be starting soon, I'll try and download it from Piratebay.

Yes, individuals are not responsible for family crimes, but the press blackout is curious. I doubt the guy in jail worries about reputation and the right to be forgotten. The topic is relevant in the US because the investigation started with information exchange between the US Department of the Treasury and Colombian prosecutors.

The age gap is certainly bizarre considering they are both from the same social class. Perhaps the wealthy are returning to marrying off their daughters to solidify family alliances again? Buckle up, 1400s Florence here we come!

This one's a two-fer: there's also the new service sector job "groomsman Owen Wilson".

Wait, a Bloomberg columnist is now linking to the Daily Mail? The Telegraph is understandable, but the Daily Mail is notable for things like this - 'The Daily Mail’s List Of Things That Give You Cancer: From A To Z'

But count on the Daily Mail to remain unfazed by ridicule, while publishing this - 'Revealed... the 116 things that cause CANCER - according to World Health Organization experts' -

And yes, just in case any reader of the Daily Mail may miss the point, spelling it 'CANCER' helps ensure that no one can overlook the Mail's apparent obsession with the subject, on the behalf of its readership.

Here is the same report covered in newspapers that Serious People think it is ok to read:

And, just for completeness, the original reports (all 116 of them) are available on the IARC site:

You are correct, though, on the issue of cancer being properly spelled lower case rather then in all caps. Well done on that one.

and groomsman Owen Wilson

I suppose just inviting him was easier than dealing with having him crash the wedding, but perhaps less fun for Wilson.

Falcon's are pretty fast, but I don't think one could take out an MQ-1, let alone an RQ-4. Besides, which the falcon would need to obtain an IFR clearance, and it would be too late by the time it could call-in.

What if one mounts air-to-air missiles on them? I am asking for a friend.


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