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  • Uncategorized 30.09.2008 10 Comments

    Our weekly vlog/podcast on illegal immigration and border security. In this weeks edition…
    Vigilance Dispatch: Everyone is talking about the massive bailouts. How has illegal immigration fed into the financial crisis that Washington plans to fix using our taxpayer dollars?
    100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders, when will the madness end?


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  • Uncategorized 30.09.2008 23 Comments


    Just this past Friday four-year-old Tamyrill Randall was found unconscious and not breathing in her house. According to El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies Tristan Price was supposed to be taking care of her. When he found her unresponsive. He shook her to try and wake her up and when that didn’t work he tried to revive her in the shower. Then he called 911. Tamyrill was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital.
    An autopsy that was performed Saturday morning showed that in addition to eight broken ribs and a bit mark on her shoulder the girl’s liver was almost ripped in half, which would have killed her within minutes. The coroner stated that the liver injury would have been consistent with being stomped on.
    In addition to the current injuries the forensic pathologist also said that three of the ribs had been broken previously and had started healing when they were broken again in the same place. Tristan Price has also been investigated previously because of bite marks found on each of Tamyrill’s breasts but no charges had been filed in that investigation. One interesting thing was that the mother of the child, Tanesa Randall had a large bite mark on her arm and told detectives that Price had bitten her in anger.
    In addition to being jailed on first-degree murder he has also been charged with several misdemeanors in an unrelated violence incident with Tanesa Randyll. Unrelated? Seems related to me. As a matter of fact it leads right up to the abuse this poor child suffered.
    KKTV in Colorado says that Tanesa Randall and the brother of Tristan Price had no idea that Price had been locked up for murder. They had thought he was arrested for domestic violence. Tanesa said “I just want to figure out what happened to my daughter. I don’t have any answers. Other people know more about my daughter’s autopsy than me”.
    If (and this is a big if) this is the real Tanesa, she posted a comment over at KOAA on the story:

    Interesting comment to say the least. According to the reports I have read so far Mr Price was home alone with Tamyrill which is why police have charged him with the murder.
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  • Uncategorized 29.09.2008 No Comments


    Generally I limit my posts to stuff that goes on here in the U.S. but I know I have at least a couple of readers from the Great White North (does that shit get old?) and when I ran across the story I wanted to make sure and put up a post right away.
    A group of boys saw the man pictured to the left in the RCMP sketch attacking 14-year-old Emily Joy Stauffer being attacked  late Saturday afternoon and ran to get help but unfortunately help was too late in coming. The girl, daughter of the Pastor from the local Baptist church in the little town of 8,600 was dead. More than 30 officers are now looking for the man, described as being a white male, about 30 years old, wearing jeans and a blue jacket.
    According to one report from a gentleman who lives near the crime scene it appeared as if she was strangled with a rope.
    Emily’s father Terry is also a blogger and has a heart-wrenching post over at his site, New Lumps.
    The folks in Edson, Alberta are pretty disturbed and struggling to deal with this horrifying crime in their town. Most of the kids were driven to school today for example, rather than walking. It’s unknown if he was a local and the RCMP is asking for your help in tracking down this scumbag and getting justice for Emily.
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  • Uncategorized 29.09.2008 1 Comment

    When I first saw the headline on a news site, I was like “oh, wait a minute”. I don’t even remember what site it was but it was just the video anyway. The headline read something like “Blogger Jailed For Posting About Shooting”

    First the story, and then my take on it.
    Isaaz Zamora killed several people back at the beginning of September in Washington State. It was all over the news channels as well as the Internet. One of the online papers that had an article about it is the Bellingham Herald. In a comment on the story Jeffrey N Gargaro wrote the following:
    Also to all of you who blame drugs…shut up as well. You know what, I am going to go shoot up sunset square today…just for the hell of it. No drugs, no mental illness…you can blame today’s episode on video games and George Bush’s example of ‘pay back’ to society.

    As a result of this an officer in St. Louis saw the comment and reported it to the Bellingham Police Department. They tracked the guy down, obtained a search warrant and arrested Mr Gargaro, charging him with Felony Harassment. Gargaro said he’s not sorry for what he write but did say he probably could have worded it better.
    Here’s a hint to all you folks out there. WATCH WHAT YOU SAY ON THE INTERNET. Get a fucking clue. I am just like a lot of folks in that I will say things off the cuff not necessarily  meaning it and we all have to be really careful in what we say, but anyone stupid enough to state that they are going to be in a certain place at a certain time to kill people deserves what they get. Yeah, it’s very clear that he didn’t mean it and I don’t think any of the commenters at the Herald took him seriously either but how could police NOT take him seriously, particularly considering the fact that too often people have made this threat and followed through.
    Gargaro’s attorney, Jeffrey Lustick claims that Gargaro was exercising his first amendment rights of free speech. Freedom of speech as spelled out in the United States Constitution and several state constitutions as well protect criticism of the government as well as unpopular ideas and all sorts of crap that people find distasteful, racism for example, although that comes under fire regularly. Some things are NOT permitted under the First Amendment to the Constitution though, such as child pornography, hate speech and fighting words. Stating that you are going out to shoot some fuckers sounds like fighting words to me, at least in my neck of the woods.
    Oh, yeah. As a side to journalists and other various and sundry newspersons here is a bit of valuable info. A blogger is someone that writes content and posts it. Like a journalist. Like the person that wrote the article about Zamora. Now obviously I am not as serious nor do I write such ‘quality’ work as paid journalists but it is mine nevertheless and I stand by it. 
    A commenter is someone that writes comments on someone else’s blog posting or newspaper article. Jeffrey Gargaro is NOT a blogger, so quit with the “Blogger is jailed” crap. (yeah, I know it’s in my title too). I love my commenters but unlike online newspapers that live or die by the visits from theirs, I was writing when I had three visitors a day and I will still be writing the same crap when I have 3 million a day. That’s what makes me a blogger.
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  • Uncategorized 29.09.2008 No Comments

    The roll call for the vote on the financial bail out has been released, you can find out here if you want to thank (or rail at) your congressman. I was glad to see that my representative, Phil Gingrey, voted against the measure. 

    I’ll have to admit that I have NOT read the entirety of the bill but was against it in general because I don’t feel that mortgaging my children’s future to bail out some failed Wall Street businesses was in our best interest. Yes, it IS going to hurt in the short term but it will be worse down the road if any dog shit like this passes as a bill.
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  • Uncategorized 28.09.2008 2 Comments


    Nikita Weis needed to pay his rent and wanted his 21-year-old girlfriend Sophia Alsept to have a boob job so he had the bright idea to hire two guys to kill his mother. He planned on selling his mom’s car and using money in her bank accounts to take care of it. He hired Juan Antonio Velez Gonzalez and Brandon Michael Soroka to do the deed for him. Fortunately for Hyun Weis, Nikita’s adoptive mother, they failed in the task.

    The two men attacked Weis in her house this past Thursday night with a baseball bat but she surprised them by hitting the panic button on her car alarm, made it to a neighbor’s house and called 911.
    Law enforcement have arrested Nikita Weis, his girlfriend Sophia Nicole Alsept as well as their co-conspirators Gonzalez and Soroka and charged them with conspiracy to commit murder.
    Talk about loving your parents to death…
    It’s late and I am tired or I would have scoured the web for pictures of this bunch of losers to post. Perhaps tomorrow. As the only post I had time to write today I think pictures would do it justice, particularly if they all had big “L’s” on their foreheads. If any of you folks come across them send me a link and I’ll put ‘em up Monday afternoon.
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  • Uncategorized 27.09.2008 3 Comments

    Mark Lee

    Back in December 2007 Mark Lee called 911 when he found that his one month old son wasn’t breathing. Once EMTs got the child to Connecticut Children’s Hospital they figured out that the kid had seven fractured ribs and a broken leg in addition to being undernourished. When the child was born he had weighed 7.6 pounds but one month later he was down to 6.7

    The child was removed from the home and placed in a foster home where he is doing well. The part that really sucks is that eventually Mark and/or his 17-year-old wife may get their child back.

    I guess the Winchester police must have finally finished their investigation because back in mid-August (the 17th or 18th) they finally arrested Mark and his wife for child abuse and neglect. When they learned about the warrants they surrendered themselves without incident. He was out on $20,000 bail. When I initially read the story I was wondering about that because Mark’s MySpace page hasn’t been logged into since August 29th. Judging from the page he fancies himself a ladies man.

    The winner pictured above is back in jail again on a probation violation. While the press doesn’t say what for it’s a pretty safe assumption to make that getting locked up for breaking a child’s leg would be a violation of anyone’s probation. He’s being held on $100,000 bond. His initial probation was for a ‘youthful offender matter’ so the details aren’t public.

    Police also reported that when they were called to the Lee’s apartment they found deplorable conditions.


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  • Uncategorized 27.09.2008 No Comments

    I normally take a bit of time with each week’s segments on here. I try and find photos for each person and maybe add a bit of commentary as well. Don’t have time this week such you get exactly what I received via email :)

    Here it is then…
    Roger McCray: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. detectives are trying to find this fugitive, who they say set his roommate on fire, leaving him to burn to death. There’s just one problem: he’s used so many identities, they don’t know who he really is.
    Larry Laudig: Police say Larry Laudig failed to show up for a scheduled court date, and police have no idea where this alleged sex offender could be lurking.
    Douglas Adamson Killer: When dismembered body parts began washing ashore in Oregon’s idyllic Colombia River Gorge, cops had to not only figure out who their John Doe was, the also had to identify his killer. Luckily, police were able to pull a fingerprint off the victim, a local truck mechanic named Douglas Adamson. Now, police hope AMW viewers can lend information that will help catch his killer.
    Leonard Ray Harper: More than ten years have passed since Leonard Ray Harper has fled murder charges and the search is still on. The last lead cops received, in 2005, placed Harper in San Antonio, Texas; police in San Antonio believe their leads have dried up. Authorities hope avid AMW viewers will help revive this case by supplying the information needed to catch this accused killer.
    Tommy Halfacre: Carlos Ortiz Orellana was nearly home when confronted with a lethal predicament. Cops say two men, Tommy Halfacre and a friend, planned to rob Carlos as he was parking at his apartment complex. The situation escalated from bad to worse when Halfacre pulled out a gun and shot Carlos in the head. Halfacre’s accomplice has been apprehended, however Halfacre is still on the run. Recent sightings place Halfacre in Nebraska, where he is suspected to be hiding with his family.
    Chatyn Byrd: Cops say Chatyn Byrd has been a thorn in law enforcement’s side for years, racking up a rap sheet which includes armed robbery and various drug charges. But in November 2007, cops say he graduated to a far greater level of criminality, when he pumped four bullets into another man’s body, nearly killing him.
    Armando Orta: In pictures, he looks friendly, and on paper, he appears accomplished. But behind closed doors, police say Armando Orta is a monster.
    Sarah Pender: She served almost six years of a potential 110-year prison term for her role in a double murder, but Sarah Pender decided that enough was enough. On August 4, 2008, police say she broke out of prison — with the alleged help of a prison guard — and hit the road. Now, cops need your help to track her down and lock her up again.
    Marlow Reynolds: After convicted killer Marlow Reynolds broke out of prison, he has been spotted at a convenience store in West Columbia, Texas. Authorities say you should be on the lookout for a rugged man who may be living in abandoned buildings or in the wilderness.
    James Roberts: Police say Toby Roberts had a mission, and he wasn’t going to stop until the job was done: cops say he tried to kill his girlfriend, and he was so determined, he used three different tools to finish the job.
    Patricia Viola: On the morning of February 13, 2001, Jim says Pat seemed a little agitated. His sister was staying with them, and Pat had been dreading a confrontation about smoking in the house. The discussion didn’t go well, but Pat continued her day by going to her son’s elementary school, E. Roy Bixby, where she volunteered as a librarian. Her co-workers said she seemed sullen when she first got there, but by the end of her shift seemed much more relaxed. At 11:35 a.m., Pat walked one block back home, talked to her mother on the phone at around noon, and then set the house alarm at 1:11 p.m., and left. She was wearing a green or gray long sleeved sports shirt, jeans, white athletic shoes, and a black cloth winter jacket. This is the last anyone has seen or heard from her.
    Jose Rivera: Federal Corrections Officer Jose Rivera was stabbed to death by two inmates as he transported them to their cells on June 20, 2008. Since his death, the ‘Jose Rivera Correctional Officer Protection Act’ has been introduced in Congress to provide correctional officers with stab-resistant vests.

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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 1 Comment

    wayne burkhart.jpg…and used the same collar on his 17-year-old daughter in addition to raping her. A jury convicted Burkhart on Tuesday in 11 counts of rape, 11 counts of incest and three counts of aggravated child abuse. He faces up to 270-something years in prison depending on how the sentencing goes. If they were to run concurrently he faces up to 12 years in prison for each count of rape and abuse and 6 for each count of incest. Since the girl was 17 he had to be charged with rape. Child rape carries 25 years but only covers children under 12.

    His wife has also been charged with aggravated child abuse for not doing anything to stop the abuse that had been going on in the home.
    Police discovered the ongoing abuse when the girl spoke to a resource officer at her high school. She told the officer that her father trained dogs and had used the same collars on her. Later on they learned that he had repeatedly raped the girl.
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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 1 Comment
    October 7th, 2008 – I have an update on the main page. There have been three arrests in the murder of Erin Maxwell. Update is here.

    Salvatore Lanza, the attorney representing Lindsey and Lynn Maxwell and Alan Jones held a press conference today which lasted for about half an hour. It was a statement with no questions taken from the press since it’s an ongoing investigation. Also with him were all three of the persons of interest.

    The released copies of the death certificate which confirms that Erin Maxwell died of asphyxia and also that they detected sexual trauma. Under a section that calls for a description of how the injury happened it says “assaulted by another”.
    Lanza said that the Maxwell’s believe that the ME is in error as to the determination of homicide and that they believe Erin’s death was the result of an accident.
    An accident? What’d she do, fall on someone’s dick and then get caught in the green cord as she was getting up?
    Lanza also explained that Lynn and Lindsey Maxwell went to the Wal-Mart and told Erin to clean her room while they were gone and for Alan to fix her supper. He goes on to explain that Alan was playing a game on his laptop in the kitchen. He has no criminal history, is well educated (wonder if he’s a Yale man?), and has lived with his mother his entire life. That in itself is freaky to me but being a geek doesn’t make one guilty.


    He says that Alan Jones went to Erin’s door to bring her dinner and saw her standing next to her bed. Once he went up to her he saw there was a green cord wrapped around her neck. The cord was attached to a screw at the top of her window frame. Jones removed the cord and called 911, during which time to operator walked him through CPR. Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter.
    Jones did submit to a polygraph test as well as provided a DNA sample. Each time he waived his right to an attorney and cooperated with the police. They released him after 12 hours of questioning.
    Lanza and the Maxwells are offering some different theories as to how the accident happened including the fact that she liked to jump on the bed and that she may have been play acting. They also say that they don’t know anything about the ‘sexual trauma’. What a politically correct way to say RAPE. Asphyxiation and Sexual Trauma. Strangled and Raped. He also hints that since Erin was in Nevada for a month over the summer perhaps something happened out there. Damn, way to shift the blame on to someone else.
    It’s easy for me to cast blame on someone else just because they seem different but I just don’t know. This little press release certainly isn’t enough to get me to change my mind about what happened, but what might is when the police release some evidence showing that someone in the house didn’t kill her.
    Lanza is also claiming that State Troopers and SPCA reports of huge piles of cat shit aren’t true and that the house was not as bad as they made it sound. So who’s lying here. This isn’t a simple matter of calling a couple of piles of crap 2-4′ tall. Obviously someone is lying. Why?
    The attorney also says that if DSS starts an investigation or brings neglect charges that the family is going to sue them.
    I finally found the entire statement, you can read the PDF format here.
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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 1 Comment

    Adrian Thomas has been arrested and will be arraigned today on murder charges after his four-month-old son was taken off of life support and died. Matthew Thomas was one of six children in the Troy apartment ranging in age from 4 months to 9 years old.

    Thomas injured his son so severely by throwing him into his crib several times. He hit his head on the side of the crib hard enough at least once to cause severe brain damage. 
    All five of the other children have been taken out of the home by Child Protective Services. CPS has apparently been called to the house at least twice before. 
    Adrian Thomas gave police a lengthy statement which included the following gem:
    When I laid back my head struck [Matthew’s] head…Matthew was still crying and it really got to me. I stood up from the bed and I picked Matthew up from the bed and I threw Matthew on the bed real hard. He started crying even harder…and having difficulty breathing…I never meant to hurt him. I am willing to go to counseling so I don’t hurt anyone else. I never intentionally meant to hurt my kid. I love my kids.
    Thursday I was arguing with my wife all day again…I walked into the bedroom and slammed Matthew down onto my bed. I slammed him down pretty hard. If Matthew wasn’t in my arms I probably would have punched a hole in the wall.
    A bit late for sorry, don’t you think?
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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 2 Comments


    Ralph Willis of Kansas City, Missouri has been arrested and charged with child abuse after the death of a baby. He’s been charged with Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
    Jeez, I don’t even look that freaky when I shave my head. Gives me the creeps.
    According to the police Ralph admitted to punching the six-month-old baby twice in the stomach last Friday when the baby wouldn’t stop crying, then he tripped over the dog and fell on the baby. Again, WHAT THE FUCK?
    Damian Stewart was found dead with a crushed abdomen. He has told police that he dropped the baby onto a baby carrier and fell on the baby and he also said that when he tripped over the dog he crushed Damian’s testicles with his knee.
    Too bad that crushing the testicles is considered cruel and unusual punishment because I can think of someone right now that needs a bit of testicle crushing. What I really don’t get right now is why this douchebag hasn’t been charged with murder.
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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 No Comments

    cameron0.jpg…but apparently he had a strange way of showing it.

    Dewight Cameron is in jail in Kansas on $1 million bond charged with murdering his girlfriend’s two-year-old son. He has also been charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two more counts of aggravated child endangerment for sharing the love with two other children.
    Damion Thomas, the two-year-old was one of four children that Shawneekwa Saunders allowed Dewight to stay with while she went to work. Oh by the way, Shawneekwa (WTF?) was also charged with one count of aggravated child endangerment and has been held on $100,000 bond.

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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 No Comments
    October 7th, 2008 – I have an update on the main page. There have been three arrests in the murder of Erin Maxwell. Update is here.

    The Maxwell’s have retained attorney Salvatore Lanza, who will be reading a statement from members of the Maxwell family at a news conference about 11AM today. Unfortunately I will be at work by then and won’t get to catch it. If anyone does, please feel free to post it in the comments. I may get a break mid-afternoon but due to meetings I have to be back at work by five tonight and won’t get home until after 9PM. I already have all my posts for the day scheduled  so anything new is unlikely to be put up other than maybe one or two this afternoon.

    It’s been about four weeks since Erin Maxwell died and while her father, step-mother and step-brother are all called “persons of interest” police haven’t made an arrest in the rape and strangulation of the eleven-year-old.
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  • Uncategorized 26.09.2008 33 Comments

    For those of you that don’t know what an open trackback post is, participating in the Open Trackback Alliance is the chance to showcase your work to one or more sites and show it off to folks that may have never seen it before. Send a trackback or ping to this post and an excerpt will show up at the bottom of this entry both on the individual entry as well as the home page of my site giving you a chance to maybe get some new readers.

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  • Uncategorized 25.09.2008 No Comments

    Updated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here

    The Orange County Sheriff’s department has released the recorded interviews between several people concerning the case against Casey Anthony. I don’t yet have them but just as soon as I do I’ll post them here. OK, here are the links for each interview.
    Interview with Lee Anthony: 
    Interview with Tony Lazzaro:
    Interview with Jesse Grund:
    Jesse Grund’s Second Interview:
    The last one, Jesse Grund’s second interview, is in WMA format so I don’t think it’s going to load. To listen to it and read about it at the Orlando Sentinel go over here.
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  • Uncategorized 25.09.2008 No Comments

    Updated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here.

     I mentioned in a post yesterday that Lifetime had offered the Anthonys a $2 million movie deal. According to Lifetime that’s just not true.
    Lifetime Movie Network’s Director of Corporate Communications, Gary Morganstein, said there was never a deal on the table. 
    “That report is not true. We are not developing a movie based on Caylee Anthony. I can’t comment on an anonymous source that I know nothing about,” Morganstein said. “All I can tell you is that it is not true.”  
    Morganstein also added that the deal had never even been discussed with Channel 9. 
    A number of twist and turns have surfaced since Caylee Anthony has been missing. Talks of movie and book deals have been surfacing since media networks have kept the story in the news. But many who are involved in the case  claim they are not looking to cash in.
    Obviously someone is lying through their teeth on this one but considering that we are talking about Casey Anthony and assorted family then lying certainly doesn’t seem to be a stretch.
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  • Uncategorized 25.09.2008 No Comments

    I received a letter via email today. From Ron Paul. Early on I was a supporter of Dr Paul in his run for the Presidency and while I don’t espouse everything he stands for he damn sure made sense to me here:

    Dear Friends:
    The financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived.
    We are in this crisis because of an excess of artificially created credit at the hands of the Federal Reserve System. The solution being proposed? More artificial credit by the Federal Reserve. No liquidation of bad debt and malinvestment is to be allowed. By doing more of the same, we will only continue and intensify the distortions in our economy – all the capital misallocation, all the malinvestment – and prevent the market’s attempt to re-establish rational pricing of houses and other assets.
    Last night the president addressed the nation about the financial crisis. There is no point in going through his remarks line by line, since I’d only be repeating what I’ve been saying over and over – not just for the past several days, but for years and even decades.
    Still, at least a few observations are necessary.
    The president assures us that his administration “is working with Congress to address the root cause behind much of the instability in our markets.” Care to take a guess at whether the Federal Reserve and its money creation spree were even mentioned?
    We are told that “low interest rates” led to excessive borrowing, but we are not told how these low interest rates came about. They were a deliberate policy of the Federal Reserve. As always, artificially low interest rates distort the market. Entrepreneurs engage in malinvestments – investments that do not make sense in light of current resource availability, that occur in more temporally remote stages of the capital structure than the pattern of consumer demand can support, and that would not have been made at all if the interest rate had been permitted to tell the truth instead of being toyed with by the Fed.
    Not a word about any of that, of course, because Americans might then discover how the great wise men in Washington caused this great debacle. Better to keep scapegoating the mortgage industry or “wildcat capitalism” (as if we actually have a pure free market!).
    Speaking about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the president said: “Because these companies were chartered by Congress, many believed they were guaranteed by the federal government. This allowed them to borrow enormous sums of money, fuel the market for questionable investments, and put our financial system at risk.”
    Doesn’t that prove the foolishness of chartering Fannie and Freddie in the first place? Doesn’t that suggest that maybe, just maybe, government may have contributed to this mess? And of course, by bailing out Fannie and Freddie, hasn’t the federal government shown that the “many” who “believed they were guaranteed by the federal government” were in fact correct?
    Then come the scare tactics. If we don’t give dictatorial powers to the Treasury Secretary “the stock market would drop even more, which would reduce the value of your retirement account. The value of your home could plummet.” Left unsaid, naturally, is that with the bailout and all the money and credit that must be produced out of thin air to fund it, the value of your retirement account will drop anyway, because the value of the dollar will suffer a precipitous decline. As for home prices, they are obviously much too high, and supply and demand cannot equilibrate if government insists on propping them up.
    It’s the same destructive strategy that government tried during the Great Depression: prop up prices at all costs. The Depression went on for over a decade. On the other hand, when liquidation was allowed to occur in the equally devastating downturn of 1921, the economy recovered within less than a year.
    The president also tells us that Senators McCain and Obama will join him at the White House today in order to figure out how to get the bipartisan bailout passed. The two senators would do their country much more good if they stayed on the campaign trail debating who the bigger celebrity is, or whatever it is that occupies their attention these days.
    F.A. Hayek won the Nobel Prize for showing how central banks’ manipulation of interest rates creates the boom-bust cycle with which we are sadly familiar. In 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, he described the foolish policies being pursued in his day – and which are being proposed, just as destructively, in our own:
    Instead of furthering the inevitable liquidation of the maladjustments brought about by the boom during the last three years, all conceivable means have been used to prevent that readjustment from taking place; and one of these means, which has been repeatedly tried though without success, from the earliest to the most recent stages of depression, has been this deliberate policy of credit expansion.
    To combat the depression by a forced credit expansion is to attempt to cure the evil by the very means which brought it about; because we are suffering from a misdirection of production, we want to create further misdirection – a procedure that can only lead to a much more severe crisis as soon as the credit expansion comes to an end… It is probably to this experiment, together with the attempts to prevent liquidation once the crisis had come, that we owe the exceptional severity and duration of the depression.
    The only thing we learn from history, I am afraid, is that we do not learn from history.
    The very people who have spent the past several years assuring us that the economy is fundamentally sound, and who themselves foolishly cheered the extension of all these novel kinds of mortgages, are the ones who now claim to be the experts who will restore prosperity! Just how spectacularly wrong, how utterly without a clue, does someone have to be before his expert status is called into question?
    Oh, and did you notice that the bailout is now being called a “rescue plan”? I guess “bailout” wasn’t sitting too well with the American people.
    The very people who with somber faces tell us of their deep concern for the spread of democracy around the world are the ones most insistent on forcing a bill through Congress that the American people overwhelmingly oppose. The very fact that some of you seem to think you’re supposed to have a voice in all this actually seems to annoy them.
    I continue to urge you to contact your representatives and give them a piece of your mind. I myself am doing everything I can to promote the correct point of view on the crisis. Be sure also to educate yourselves on these subjects – the Campaign for Liberty blog is an excellent place to start. Read the posts, ask questions in the comment section, and learn.
    H.G. Wells once said that civilization was in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth is the greatest weapon we have.
    In liberty,
     Ron Paul
    Call your congressmen and women and let them know what pieces of crap they are for supporting this abomination and step toward communism. Somewhere around 30% of my wife’s retirement is tied up in one of the companies and I still think that we just need to let them dig their own fucking way out of the mess.
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  • Uncategorized 25.09.2008 No Comments
    October 7th, 2008 – I have an update on the main page. There have been three arrests in the murder of Erin Maxwell. Update is here.

    Judging from the statements made by Oswego County Administrator Philip Church to the Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Subcommittee they are going to make some of the records public in their effort to find a scapegoat in the death of Erin Maxwell.

    I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the committee about the tragic death of Erin Maxwell. The death of a child is traumatic for everyone, and the Department of Social Services and all of County government share in the community’s concern, anger, and heartbreak over this tragedy. We understand the public’s frustration with the status of the current investigation, the circumstances surrounding Erin’s death, and the limited information DSS has been able to release so far.
    I want the public to know that the County has taken three specific actions that will soon lead to the release of more information about Erin’s case, as well as a full independent review of DSS’s involvement with Erin.
    First, I want to emphasize that Department of Social Services child protective investigation records are confidential from public disclosure. However, Social Services Law 422-a, known as Elisa’s Law of the Child Protective Services Reform Act of 1996, provides guidelines on the information that DSS can share in the event of a child’s death. Under Elisa’s Law, DSS is preparing a written report of the agency’s actions for the chief elected official of Oswego County, Legislature Chairman Legislature Barry Leemann. The report will be completed by mid-week, next week. It will contain further information of the Maxwell family’s involvement with DSS prior to the current investigation.
    Specifically, the report will address the anonymous complaint that was made in March 2006 to the statewide central registry. DSS’s report will be made public after Legislature Chairman Leemann has received it. Second, DSS Commissioner Fran Lanigan asked the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, which is DSS’s oversight agency, to review all records relating to previous investigations involving Erin Maxwell. DSS was not required to ask for this review, but the Commissioner took this action in order to initiate an objective review of the steps DSS took in Erin’s case. The State Office of Children and Family Services always reviews cases where there has been a child’s death, however, it is done after the completion of the investigation. By the Commissioner’s request this process was put ahead of schedule.
    The State has already begum their review. The State’s written report and recommendations will also be given to Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann, and will be a public document.
    Third, the Commissioner has requested Cornell University staff to review and evaluate all DSS Child Protective Services processes, to make sure that cases are handled consistently according to New York State regulations and guidelines, and to identify strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. From Oswego County Social Services Commissioner Frances Lanigan
    There are a few details in Erin’s 2006 case that I can share with you today:
    DSS records show that its investigation began within 24 hours of receiving an anonymous report from the State’s central registry in March 2006. DSS cannot receive child abuse reports at its local Mexico office. DSS must receive all its child abuse referrals from the statewide central registry, located in Albany. People can report suspected abuse to the registry anonymously, or they may use their name. Unfortunately, when we receive an anonymous report, as we did in Erin’s case, we are unable to interview the potential witness who may be able to provide further important information.
    Following DSS and State protocol, Erin’s safety and risk were assessed. An investigation was conducted, including initial and follow-up conversations with Erin. Erin was deemed to be safe… at the time the case was closed in May 2006. More than two years have passed, with no further child abuse or neglect reports that would lead DSS back to Erin’s house. As I have stated previously, there were no facts in any prior reports with the Maxwell family that could have predicted a homicide.
    The death of a child is a tragedy that deeply affects all of the community. We understand that the public wants more information about how DSS was involved and what actions were taken. I assure you that information will be provided to Legislature Chairman Leemann and will be made public according to the process specified in Section 422-a of the NYS Social Services Law.
    It is important to keep in mind that there are now two investigations underway: a DSS child fatality investigation, and the NYS Police and the District Attorney’s Office’s homicide investigation. We are dedicated toward helping bring the law enforcement investigation to a successful conclusion. For this reason, as difficult as the lack of information may be at times, we ask for the community’s and the news media’s patience until more details in Erin’s case can be responsibly released
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  • Uncategorized 24.09.2008 3 Comments

    Updated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here.

     Zenaida Gonzalez is the woman that has been caught up in the search for Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony most likely got her name off of the guest list of the Sawgrass apartments earlier this summer after Gonzalez looked at an apartment. Casey used the name with police as the non-existent babysitter whom she said kidnapped Caylee. Since then Gonzalez has been fired from her job and can’t find another one as everyone thinks she is a suspect in the disappearance. Basically Anthony has ruined her life.
    Zenaida Gonazalez has gotten herself a personal injury attorney and now is suing Casey Anthony for defamation.
    In other news, WFTV in Orlando has finally uncovered evidence on who might be cashing in on the case. Someone close to the family has told Eyewitness News that the Anthonys have signed a $2 million movie deal with the Lifetime Movie Network.
    According to Leonard Padilla Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s attorney, made him sign away any rights on movie and book deals and Baez is banking (literally) on being able to make a fortune representing the Anthonys in this.
    There is also some talk, based upon text messages included in the released documentation, that Casey Anthony may have sold Caylee Anthony to someone in Puerto Rico. One of the only interviews that Cindy Anthony has done since Casey got out of jail was with Telemundo in Puerto Rico.
    Leonard Padilla says it’s bullshit, and more of Casey’s lies; he says that Caylee Anthony is dead. I tend to agree with him.
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  • Uncategorized 24.09.2008 1 Comment

    I wanted to hurl when I read this report.

    In recorded interviews, Brown gradually admitted to abusing Autumn for weeks before she died: he force fed her with a tube from a breast pump, pushing the tube down the baby’s throat into her midchest area, using a meat marinater injector to shoot baby formula into the tube. When this didn’t improve her appetite, he struck her on the top of the head three times with a closed fist. In a kitchen sink mishap 4 days before she died, Brown said Autumn hit the front of her head on the sink, and that he suspected she had a cracked skull because he felt something moving around beneath her scalp. The bruises on Autumn’s neck may have been caused by Brown cutting off the baby’s air flow by putting his finger on her throat. He knew he was cutting off her air because her lips would quiver and she would gasp for air. He would do this for 10 seconds at a time; admitted to doing this 10-15 times since Autumn was born, and said she had passed out twice from being choked. When Autumn’s crying interrupted a movie, Brown slapped the back of her head.

    Brown also has a 2 year old son with Autumn’s mother, Nicole Eckert. Sounds like Nicole doubted Brown’s guilt at first but may have changed her mind after reading the affidavit – she became distraught. Brown has no previous criminal record. His bail is set at $50,000 and he is barred from contacting his (surviving) son.


    According to the report I read over at the Dreamin’ Demon, Autumn Page Brown died this past Saturday from Blunt Force Trauma to the head. Joseph Brown has been charged with Second-Degree Homicide and First Degree Aggravated Assault. He pled NOT guilty during his arraignment on Monday.
    According to the article at the Rutland Herald the charges carry a minimum penalty of 20 years in prison with a mximum of life. The Chief Medical Examiner also found skull contusions and fractures, torso injuries and fractured ribs.
    Hopefully Joseph will spend a long time in prison if he’s found guilty of the alleged crimes. Some big old boys going to find his mouth might purty.
    I don’t know if he’s out on bail right now but the judge did set it at $50,000.
    Update – Just came across this link. Joseph Brown was released on $50,000 cash bail which was posted three days ago. 
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  • Uncategorized 24.09.2008 No Comments

    Updated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here

    I mentioned yesterday that the State Attorney’s office had released several hundred more pages of the Anthony case in the discovery process after the Orlando Sentinel did a public records request. You can find it here.

    It’s a hefty bit of reading. There are a couple of interviews of note that you may want to read right away. They are:
    I don’t have anything else I want to write about it currently, so that’s it for today in the Anthony case unless something freaky happens.

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  • Uncategorized 24.09.2008 No Comments

    I’ve written a few posts about Giovanni Gonzalez and his family. He went missing over a month ago from his father’s apartment and his mother Daisy Colon is heartbroken over the fact that he’s still missing. The father, Ernesto is sitting in jail waiting on his November court date and says nothing to law enforcement or Daisy about Giovanni.

    The only new information that I have in this update is the fact that the bloody mop that was found in his apartment did not have Giovanni’s blood on it. Law Enforcement won’t specify whose it is but my guess would be Ernesto’s. When he was arrested he had a cut on his hand. The blood probably came from cleaning it up. 
    Police, as well as Daisy, all believe that Giovanni is still alive but every day that she’s apart from her son is a chore just to make it through.
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  • Uncategorized 24.09.2008 No Comments

    Looking for Wordless Wednesday? Go down the page just a bit!

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    Yeoman 3rd Class Margret Ueberlauer 

    U.S. Navy

    Yeoman 3rd Class Margret Ueberlauer hands out toys to HIV infected children during a community relations project at the Camillian Center in Pattaya, Thailand. The USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

    These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
    We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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  • Uncategorized 23.09.2008 No Comments

    Actually Jaeden Vasquez should never have even been put on the bus in the first place as he lives across the street from his school and stays in the after-school program next door.

    Five-year-olds, no matter how smart sometimes do things that we would never dream of and they will also follow the directions of their teachers and other adults even when those directions come from a dumb-ass as they apparently did in Jaeden’s case.
    Someone at PS 111 put the boy on a school bus and the driver made him get off at the end of the line even though there wasn’t a parent waiting for him. Just like here, New York City bus drivers require that an adult be waiting for children that young at their bus stop. If their is no parent waiting for them they take the kid back to school, except of course in this case.
    According to the Department of Education in New York “The Driver may have done something wrong and we’re investigating, this should not have happened“. May have done something wrong? WTF is up with that? The driver DID something wrong and is negligent. It hopefully will result in the firing of the bus driver. Hell, if I were his mother, Aileen Bonilla, I would sue their fucking asses. Someone at PS 111 needs a thorough ass-beating right about now.
    So a good samaritan gives him a ride the two miles back and calls his mother to tell her that she had Jaeden. What if it had been some murdering fucking pedophile? Thanks to the woman who brought Jaeden back in a cab.
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