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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Pennsylvania murders: Two charged in deaths of four young men
[BBC] Two men are now charged with the killings of four young men in an affluent Philadelphia suburb.

Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, both 20, each face violentless crime murder charges as well as multiple counts of conspiracy, robbery and abuse of a corpse.

Police have confirmed all four men, missing since last week, were found buried on a farm belonging to Mr DiNardo's family.
Both men have confessed to investigators, according to officials.

The accused men - who told investigators they are cousins - allegedly sold the victims cannabis before killing them separately and burning their bodies on Mr DiNardo's family's farm, according to the Bucks County district attorney.

Investigators found the body of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, who disappeared last Friday, in a "common grave" on the 90-acre farm in suburban Philadelphia.

Mark Sturgis, 22, and Tom Meo, 21, also went up in smoke vanished on 7 July, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, went missing two days earlier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2017 08:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

Teens Arrested For Alleged Sex Assault That Thousands Watched On Facebook Live
[FOXNEWS] Three Mississippi teens are facing kidnapping and sexual assault charges in connection to a video that was recorded on Facebook Live and was watched by thousands, authorities said.

Authorities responded to a report of an assault at a Gulfport home late Tuesday. Authorities discovered the video that recorded the alleged sexual assault.

The video begins inside a bathroom with a man demanding oral sex from the woman. Others in the background also demand that the woman performs the sex act, The Clarion-Ledger reported. A female could be heard saying that the alleged victim could not leave until she performed the act.

She said: "She ain't going home” and that the woman is going to perform the sexual acts “until her throat swells up.”

Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19, surrendered to police on charges of felony kidnapping and sexual assault. She is being held on $400,000 bond. Ezzie Johnson and Kadari Fabien Booker, both 17, were arrested on separate felony kidnapping and sexual assault charges, the Sun Herald reported.

Johnson recorded the alleged sexual and physical assault of a 23-year-old woman at Hudson’s home and will be charged as an adult, Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said in a news conference Wednesday.

Facebook user Tiffany Hailey told The Clarion-Ledger she watched the video in real-time on Facebook and shared a copy of it urging her friends to reach out to the woman who looked like she was in trouble.

"This is gut wrenchingly horrific," Hailey said. "It's really, really, bad."

The video has been removed from the social networking site, but had been shared more than 1,500 times and attained 84,000 views, according to the New York Post.

Papania said he expected the disturbing trend to continue.

“I wish people would look at just how warped our society has become,” he said. “We videotape pain and suffering, then we share it and we view it over and over. And I don’t doubt this story will be dead in two days and everybody [will] move on to something else and you still have a victim of a crime.”

According to The Clarion-Ledger, the victim in the alleged assault has special needs. Papania said the claims will be investigated and said additional charges could come if the claims are substantiated.

Investigators believe Johnson and Hudson knew the victim prior to the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19, surrendered to police on charges of felony kidnapping and sexual assault. She is being held on $400,000 bond. Ezzie Johnson and Kadari Fabien Booker, both 17

Uh huh
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2017 12:23 Comments || Top||

American Airlines passenger details 'horrifying' flight next to masturbating seat-mate
[FOXNEWS] An American Airlines passenger is speaking out about a "horrifying" ordeal she experienced on a recent flight.

Chloe King, a social media manager from New York City, was en route to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Gay Paree, La Belle France, when she awoke from a nap to learn that the man next to her had been masturbating while she slept, reports the New York Daily News.

In an essay she wrote for Medium, King explained that the woman seated on the man’s other side (he was in the middle seat, King was by the window) saw the man masturbating and informed a flight attendant, who allowed the woman to switch seats.

According to King, the man was informed that he would be locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
upon landing, but King herself was not notified or woken up by the flight crew during the incident. She only learned of the man’s actions after she awoke a bit later, as the plane was descending toward Charles de Gualle. King says at that point, a flight attendant called her to the back of the plane and explained what had happened, because "they just wanted to let me know."

"What they didn’t do was wake me up and move me to a safe place," King wrote in her Medium article, titled "We've Now Reached Creeping Altitude."

King further claims that she wasn’t allowed to switch seats, unlike the other woman who had been seated next to the man.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In an essay she wrote for Medium, King explained that the woman seated on the man’s other side (he was in the middle seat, King was by the window) saw the man masturbating and informed a flight attendant, who allowed the woman to switch seats.

Note to self: Reporting a case of suspected passenger in-flight wanking could result in upgraded seating.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2017 5:09 Comments || Top||

#2  You snooze, you lose.
Posted by: Captain Sinatra3334 || 07/15/2017 16:49 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
MIG-29 fireball
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2017 08:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looking close, the landing gear didn't collapse, it retracted, the pilot may have hit the gear button a tax early......
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/15/2017 11:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Some hot shots select "gear up" during taxi and the takeoff roll. relying upon the squat switch to keep the tires rolling until rotation. This allows a "cooler" looking takeoff and (depending upon the aircraft and airspeed) minimizes drag -> enhanced climb.

Sometimes, however, a rotation will hiccup (runway surface, wind vector shift, etc.), allowing an aircraft so programmed to settle back on the runway sans "down and locked" with spectacular optics.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/15/2017 17:42 Comments || Top||

Miley Cyrus reveals: 'I felt sexualized'
[FOXNEWS] Sexualized? Was it the twerking? The nood shots? Flashing her boobies? The drugs? The whatever the hell else she did before I lost any interest whatsoever?
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [615 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whose fault is that?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/15/2017 5:28 Comments || Top||

#2  she chose...poorly
Posted by: N guard || 07/15/2017 8:07 Comments || Top||

#3  She seemed to enjoy it.
Posted by: gorb || 07/15/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||

#4  She is fucking nuts.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/15/2017 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Mr. brick asks the right question.

This is nothing more than another celeb refusing to take responsibility for their actions.

Life's hard, it's harder when you're stupid.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/15/2017 10:37 Comments || Top||

#6  AlanC, don't forget about the shrill cry for attention from a former celebrity.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/15/2017 11:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Not banging at your door anymore, huh? All glory is fleeting.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2017 12:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Remember that Miley has been on top of her profession for over a decade. She is much more clever than she appears.
Posted by: rammer || 07/15/2017 12:19 Comments || Top||

#9  I'd go with savvy promoter, but yeah. Disney star, teen pop charts, earned a Weird Al parody, then on to sex pop. Everything Jaden Smith wishes he was.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2017 14:18 Comments || Top||

#10  "Yes, I murdered my parents, but, please, show mercy, as I'm an orphan."
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/15/2017 17:33 Comments || Top||

#11  She might be clever, but her rep is now like Madonna's. Once you get the "I wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole" rep, it never goes away. Act like a crack whore, get treated like one.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/15/2017 18:10 Comments || Top||

#12  "I am not a slut!" said the slut...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/15/2017 19:00 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Chemical in macaroni and cheese tied to birth defects, says study
[FOXNEWS] Your boxed macaroni and cheese might come with a surprise ‐ in the form of harmful chemicals.

The chemicals ‐ known as phthalates ‐ are found in macaroni and cheese dishes that use powdered cheese, according to a new study by the Coalition for Safer Food Processing and Packaging.

Phthalates can pose a risk to small children and pregnant women as they can affect male hormones and have been associated with genital birth defects in infant boys, the New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...
reported. They have also caused learning and behavioral problems in children.

"Although not intentionally added to food, phthalates are ’indirect’ food additives when they escape from food contact materials," the study said. "Phthalates tend to be found at higher levels in highly processed or fatty foods."

The study tested 30 cheese products and found phthalates in all but one of them, it said. But the average phthalate levels were more than four times higher in the macaroni and cheese powder than in hard blocks of cheese, the study found.

Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Worked for a while during college at a company that made powdered cheese for the boxed mac & cheese product.

Seemingly the worst grades of 'cheese products' (and a bunch of other stuff as noted in the article) was ground and mixed with water, forming a liquid slurry, before it was high-pressure sprayed into huge ovens for drying. Powdered end product was then removed from the oven (that's where I came in) and bagged for transport.

To this day, I can't deal with powdered cheese (or other mass-produced powdered foods) as I know what goes into making it.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/15/2017 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, but what about the Velvetta - Neoprene connection?!
(I just made that up.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/15/2017 21:24 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
FEC Shoots Down Democrat’s Plan to Target Conservative Media
[BREITBART] The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has declined a proposal by Democrat Commissioner Ellen Weintraub to undertake new rulemaking regarding alleged foreign influence in the 2016 election to target conservative media including the Drudge Report and Breitbart News, stating it “cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election.”

The FEC has declined to consider new rulemaking over alleged foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election that could target conservative media including InfoWars and Breitbart News.

Vice Chair Caroline Hunter and Commissioners Lee Goodman and Matthew Petersen, further describe Weintraub’s proposal as one that would “‘blunt’ the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United.” In the opinion of three members who wrote the statement, there is no information currently showing that the FEC’s existing rules that prohibit foreign involvement in U.S. elections are “inadequate to detect, enforce, and punish violations.”

The statement was released by the three Republicans serving as FEC commissioners. Weintraub and Democrat Steven Walther are the other two current members, meaning there is at least a 3-2 majority in the Republicans favor on this issue.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Duplicate paragraph.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 07/15/2017 3:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Repetitive sentences deleted. Thank you, Herb McCoy7309.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2017 3:08 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Was Klaus Eberwein, Found Shot In The Head In Miami Hotel, Supposed To Testify About Clinton Foundation Corruption? Suicided?
[RedStateWatcher] A former Haitian official who was expected to expose the Clinton malpractice and corruption.

Yournewswire.com reported: Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami. He was 50.

Eberwein was due to appear next Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors.

According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is "gunshot to the head". Eberwein’s death has been registered as "suicide."

Eberwein, who had acknowledged his life was in danger, was a fierce critic of the Clinton Foundation’s activities in the Caribbean island, where he served as director general of the government’s economic development agency, Fonds d’assistance économique et social, for three years.

According to Eberwein, a paltry 0.6% of donations granted by international donors to the Clinton Foundation with the express purpose of directly assisting Haitians actually ended up in the hands of Haitian organizations. A further 9.6% ended up with the Haitian government. The remaining 89.8% ‐ or $5.4 billion ‐ was funneled to non-Haitian organizations.

"The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace," Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year.

The former director general of Haiti, who also served as an advisor to Haitian President Michel Martelly, was also a partner in a popular pizza restaurant in Haiti, Muncheez, and even has a pizza -- the Klaus Special -- named after him.
According to the Haiti Libre newspaper, Eberwein was said to be in "good spirits", with plans for the future. His close friends and business partners are shocked by the idea he may have committed suicide.

"It’s really shocking," said Muncheez’s owner Gilbert Bailly. "We grew up together; he was like family."
Bailly said he last spoke to Eberwein two weeks ago and he was in good spirits. They were excited about future business plans and were working on opening a Muncheez restaurant in Sunrise, he said.

The Haitian government issued an official notice thanking Eberwein for his service and mourning his untimely death.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/15/2017 17:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [990 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another person dead exposing them.

The trend is too supporting at this point to suggest suicide.

The Clintons and their organization need to be destroyed. Completely.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/15/2017 18:43 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't necessarily subscribe to the "Clinton Curse," but, if true, they are stone-cold killers.

The "Premier" political couple in The United States of America believe murder is an effective and acceptable means of silencing.

Let that sink in.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/15/2017 21:13 Comments || Top||

Doubt Surfaces About ‘Suicide' Claim of Clinton Investigator
[Daily Caller] A Wall Street analyst who spoke to Peter Smith the day before he reportedly committed suicide told the Daily Caller News Foundation there were no indications the Chicago businessman and anti-Clinton political investigator was about to take his life.

"He may have been a fantastic actor but I certainly didn’t leave that phone call saying, ’oh shit, the guy’s at the end of his rope,’" Charles Ortel, a Wall Street investment banker and market analyst, told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group.

"This does not seem like a settled story. It made perfect sense to me he might have died of natural causes, but little chance he would have killed himself," Ortel said.

Ortel and Smith shared a common interest in the Clintons. Ortel has dug deeply into the financial operations of the Clinton Foundation. He first came to public attention in 2007 by exposing questionable accounting practices at General Electric.

"We had countless discussions," Ortel recalled of his relationship with Smith. "He was using his unique decades of experience in politics to offer me advice how to expose the Clinton Foundation."

The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday that the Minnesota death record states Smith committed suicide in a hotel room May 14.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [527 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not another one! Man, the Clinton Foundation so depressing it keeps driving people to suicide when they're just about to release their findings. Will there ever be a cure!
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 07/15/2017 3:02 Comments || Top||

#2  'Cure'? well, whatever you do, don't start bench pressing at home.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/15/2017 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Who purchased the helium should prove interesting.
Posted by: phil_b || 07/15/2017 16:05 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Making Soldiers into Alpha Males?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2017 07:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There goes the neighborhood staff work. (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2017 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I think they got backwards.
Posted by: Waldemar Thomogum8516 || 07/15/2017 10:54 Comments || Top||

92% of left-wing activists in Berlin live with their parents and one in three is unemployed
h/t Instapundit
The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found.

The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013.

Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29.

More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations.

A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents.

The figures published in the Berlin newspaper said of the offences committed against a person, in four out of five cases the victims were police officers.

In 15 per cent of these cases, the victims were right wing activists.

The new figures were released by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

Between 2009 and 2013, the Bild report claims, left-wing assassins attempted to commit 11 murders.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2017 06:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Which might explain them taking a paucheck from Soros.
Posted by: Waldemar Thomogum8516 || 07/15/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#2  It turns out to be the only way to get the little turds out of the house.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/15/2017 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  If you think about it, the really sad ones are the ones with jobs. At least the NEETs can make the excuse they have empty, meaningless lives.
Posted by: Harcourt Angoluting9366 || 07/15/2017 12:33 Comments || Top||

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