Sunday, June 25, 2017

SOUTH AFRICAN SHOTGUN WEDDING

Limpopo man to be forced to ‘marry’ the donkey he raped

Capricorn Voice
June 22, 2017

LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA -- After the recent incident at Roadhouse village, the owner of the donkey insists the man must make the donkey his wife, by marrying the animal.

The matter came to the attention of locals after the owner reported the matter to the local headman that a local resident was “found raping a donkey”. It is believed that it was not the first time the man had been involved in such an incident.

The owner of the donkey said he wants the man to take the donkey as his wife.

“When I went to him he said he was sorry about it but I’m not satisfied as it was not for the first time that he committed the same act,” said the owner.

The alleged perpetrator was summoned by the community structures but he refused to appear.

Acting Headman Daniel Ngobeni confirmed the incident.

“Because of the man’s absence we have transferred the matter to the Shigalo Tribal Authority Council,” he added.

The Secretary of the Shigalo Tribal Authority Council, Thompson Ntlamu, also confirmed the matter. “We summoned the man and he will appear to answer to charges against him,” he said.

BERNIE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR FRAUD ..... REALLY.

by Bob Walsh

Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane are under investigation by the FBI for bank fraud.

Saunders was trying to get $10 mill for Burlington College back in 2010. He was president of this fine institution of higher learning at the time. It has since been closed down.

Mrs Sanders is alleged to have fudged the numbers on donor information. Bernie is alleged to have used his political position to pressure the bank into approving the loan.

Bernie claims he is being targeted by Trump fanatics. He didn't claim the basic assertions were false. I somehow have a sneaking hunch the FBI would not be investigating if there was not at least some minimal evidence to support an investigation.

Both Bernie and Jane have lawyered up. That's what guilty people do.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Whoa there, Bob, not so fast! Does that mean Trump is guilty of that Russian thing he's been denying? He's hired a top notch criminal attorney to represent him.

BILL CLINTON’S AND DONALD TRUMP’S PEDOPHILE BUDDY GOT SWEETHEART DEAL FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FEDS

Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

by Jane Musgrave

Palm Beach Post
June 23, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. -- Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused.

In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed hundreds of pages of documents in U.S. District Court, explaining what led to the now infamous non-prosecution agreement that has been decried as “a sweetheart deal.”

Contrary to claims by attorneys representing two of Epstein’s victims in a lawsuit against the federal government, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Villafana said she and her superiors were trying to help the traumatized young women when they agreed to let Epstein plead guilty to state prostitution charges.

The now-64-year-old money manager, who spends most of his time on his estate in the Virgin Islands, served 13 months of an 18-month sentence in the Palm Beach County Stockade. He was allowed to leave each day to go to work.

Hoping to persuade U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to throw out the lawsuit that accuses the government of violating the federal Crime Victims Rights Act, Villafana said she tried to keep Epstein’s victims informed about the investigation and the eventual plea deal. But, she said, negotiations were sensitive and neither Epstein, his victims nor their attorneys made it easy.

For instance, she said, most of the young women were extremely reluctant — or simply refused — to testify against Epstein, who had paid them to give him sexually-charged massages at his mansion.

One of the women who is now suing the government insisted Epstein never abused her, Villafana wrote in a sworn affidavit.

“I hope Jeffrey, nothing happens to Jeffrey because he’s an awesome man and it would really be a shame,” the woman, identified only as Jane Doe 2, told FBI agents in 2007.

While Villafana said she didn’t believe her, she also understood the young woman’s suffering. Further, she knew she couldn’t force her or Epstein’s more than two dozen other victims to testify against him.

Jane Doe 1, who is also suing the government, agreed to testify. But Villafana said one victim wouldn’t have been enough to convict Epstein.

Rather than let Epstein use his considerable influence to evade prosecution, she and top officials at the U.S. Justice Department crafted the plea deal.

In exchange for pleading guilty to charges of solicitation of prostitution and soliciting minors to engage in prostitution in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Epstein was not charged with any federal counts. As part of the agreement, Epstein had to register as a sex offender and agree to settle civil lawsuits that his roughly 30 victims filed against him.

Getting Epstein to agree to pay restitution to his victims and register as a sex offender were key, Villafana wrote. Prosecutors wanted to assure his victims that they would be compensated and that “other minors throughout the country” would be protected, she wrote.

But shortly after Epstein signed the agreement on Sept. 24, 2007, he began fighting it, she said. He and his legal team, including former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, whose investigation led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, contacted high-level justice department officials. They challenged the terms of the non-prosecution agreement.

Fearing it was falling apart, Villafana said her office and the FBI resumed the investigation and informed the victims of that by letter in January 2008.

In their lawsuit, the victims’ attorneys, Bradley Edwards and Paul Cassell, say the letter is evidence of their claim that prosecutors lied to the victims. They also claim that prosecutors never told Epstein’s victims about the plea deal.

Villafana said she didn’t tell the young women about the terms of the agreement, fearing Epstein’s attorneys would use it to crush them if federal charges were filed and the case went to trial. Savvy attorneys would argue that the women were testifying against Epstein because federal prosecutors told them they would get paid restitution if they did, she said.

When she learned Epstein planned to plead guilty to the two charges in circuit court on June 30, 2008, Villafana said she immediately notified Edwards. She said she told him to alert his clients so they could attend the hearing. None did.

Cassell, a law professor at the University of Utah, shrugged off the government’s new claims, calling them “meritless.” A written response will be filed at the end of July, he said.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Flight logs show that Clinton flew at least 26 times together with Epstein on his private jet, the “Lolita Express”, and that Trump had been a frequent flier too. The plane – also dubbed the “Mile High Club” – was outfitted with a bed on which Epstein and his buddies would have group sex with underage girls.

Both Clintons, Bill and Hillary, have been Epstein’s guests at his estate on Little St. James, his private 72-acre island – also dubbed “Orgy Island” - in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AFTER SNUFFING HIM, CHOMPING ON DEAD GUY’S FACE NOT KOSHER

'Cannibal killer' frat boy accused of murdering and eating two random Florida homeowners said he just wants to be a 'normal kid again' in tearful phone calls home to his parents as police release their conversations

By Mary Kekatos

Daily Mail
June 24, 2017

Hundreds of phone calls made from jail between so-called 'Cannibal Killer' Austin Harrouff and his family have been released, in which he says he just wants to 'be a normal kid again'.

More than 10 hours of recordings were made public by the State Attorney's Office in Martin Country where the 20-year-old former Florida State University student details his boredom, his want for mental help, and how he misses home.

Harrouff is accused of stabbing John Stevens III, 59, and Michelle Mishcon, 53, to death at their home on Southeast Kokomo Lane on August 15. He was found biting Stevens' face, making accusers think he was on drugs such as bath salts or flakka.

The teenager has been at the sports bar Duffy's West with his father when he complained that the food was taking too long and left.

Harrouff apparently walked to his mother's house nearby, where she said she found him about to drink cooking oil. She said she told him to stop but said she soon found him eating a bowl of cooking oil mixed with cheese before taking her son back to the restaurant.

He left again and apparently walked the four miles to the victims' home, which was near his father's house.

It is unknown how the encounter began, but Stevens and Mishcon were known to sit in their garage with the door open, watching television and chatting with passers-by.

Harrouff told deputies that he had no drugs in his system that night, though court documents show he told paramedics that he smoked marijuana and drank alcohol.

Toxicology reports showed he had neither common drugs nor designer drugs in his system.

Harrouff's attorney have argued that their client is 'struggling with severe mental illness and the judicial process will bear all of this out in due time'.

Calls from the Martin County Jail, where he was brought on October 3, show a dramatic change in Harrouff from when he first arrived.

In early recordings, he cries constantly, complains about how bored he is and says that he wants to be home.

'It just sucks. I just want to be a normal kid again,' Harrouff is heard saying.

He asks for books, magazines and things to write and draw with. He also cries to his parents, saying he needed a therapist

In later recordings, he speaks in a monotone voice, answers with one word or repeats a word over and over. He laughs briefly and at awkward points in conversations.

He's also heard making strange, unintelligible sounds more than once.

It's unclear if Harrouff is on any medication at this time, but at the beginning of his stay, he told his parents the jail gave him anti-depressants and something to help him sleep.

His next court hearing is scheduled on July 25.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hmmm, so he’s bored. To overcome his boredom, I suggest he be moved in with an experienced group of jailbirds. That might make his stay in jail exciting.

I’d also recommend that he have a supply of Vaseline on hand to keep from getting the red ass.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

LIKE HIS GODFATHER TRUMP, THIS NUTJOB HAS TWEET-DIARRHEA

Trump Energy Dept. appointee called Obama a 'Kenyan creampuff,' mocked Megyn Kelly as 'MegOBgyn' and dismissed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as a 'self-hating Jew'

By David Martosko

Daily Mail
June 23, 2017

An appointee to a key position in the Department of Energy apologized on Thursday for a history of incendiary remarks on Twitter – including calling former president Barack Obama a 'Kenyan creampuff.'

William 'Brute' Bradford runs the DOE's Office of Indian Energy, but his social media past is coming back to haunt him.

Bradford's other targets included Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, whom he called a 'self-hating Jew,' and NBC host Megyn Kelly – whom he referred to as '“MegOBgyn Kelly' as a slam on her feminist advocacy.

The Washington Post exposed the sensational messages, posted to his since-deleted Twitter account.

Bradford's controversial tweets all came before he joined the Trump administration, but they will still give the White House a new headache at a time when it is slowly filling hundreds of key administration vacancies.

'As a minority and member of the Jewish faith, I sincerely apologize for my disrespectful and offensive comments,' he told the Post.

'These comments are inexcusable and I do not stand by them. Now, as a public servant, I hold myself to a higher standard, and I will work every day to better the lives of all Americans.'

Bradford's comment about Obama came in December, and included an accusation that the former president 'was given his mission in Tehran [a] long time ago, and it suits him just fine.'

'How else can a Kenyan creampuff get ahead?' he asked.

Bradford also tweeted the suggestion that Americans might have to stagte a coup to remove Obama from office if he refused to vacate the White House at the end of his term.

'If Obama won't leave office in January 2017, what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer? Need to think NOW,' he wrote.

That tweet linked to an essay Bradford had written in November 2015 titled: 'Remove Obama: ISIS and the President’s dereliction of duty.'

Bradford wrote that '[i]t is not hyperbolic to suggest that Obama is the single most important figure in the rise of radical Islam and the spread of the Caliphate since the Prophet Muhammad himself.'

He argued that Obama should be impeached, saying that the then-presidnet would likely not lift a finger if 'one million Americans were immolated in a suitcase nuclear attack on New York City.'

Bradford's digital body-slam of Zuckerberg was no less incendiary, following the Facebook guru's plea for Americans to vote against Donald Trump.

'Who is this little arrogant self-hating Jew to tell anyone for whom to vote?' he tweeted.

He offended Japanese-Americans, too, in a February 2015 tweet celebrating the anniversary of the creation of internment camps for that group's citizens during World War II.

'It was necessary,' Bradford tweeted.

He also referred to Kelly, then of Fox News, as 'MegOBgyn,' claiming that he coined the moniker.

And Bradford also weighed in on the trend toward allowing women to serve in U.S. military combat roles, conflating it with the larger issue of women serving in the armed forces.

'Women have no business in combat. Period,' he tweeted.

'Republicans [are] pandering on this issue. Disgusting. I'll shoot anyone who comes for my daughters.'

Bradford is a former faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy, the National Defense University, the Coast Guard Academy and the United Arab Emirates National Defense College.

He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University, law degrees from the University of Miami and Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A Ph.D., two law degrees, and an M.B.A.? Just another uber-educated idiot.

Friday, June 23, 2017

REWARDS OF LEGAL POT

Early experience with traffic crashes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington should give other states eyeing legalization pause

Yes, legalization of marijuana does have its rewards.

1. A bonanza of tax funds for the state and local jurisdictions.
2. A bonanza for the drug cartels through sales to those who do not want to pay those taxes.
3. More traffic accidents, including fatal crashes.
4. Higher auto insurance rates for everyone because of the increase in traffic crashes.

Here is a CBS report on the increase in marijuana related traffic crashes.

LEGAL POT AND CAR CRASHES: YES, THERE’S A LINK

By Ed Leefeldt

CBS Money Watch
June 22, 2017

Does driving while high have any impact on auto accident rates? Legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington correlates to about a 3 percent increase in auto collision claim frequencies compared to states without such legislation, according to a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study. It's the first one the group has conducted since the drug went on sale legally.

"More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes," the study said.

The HLDI is affiliated with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit research organization that usually focuses on figuring out which cars are safest. The group is funded by auto insurance companies, which have a vested interest in not having to pay claims and -- of course -- hold a bias against impaired driving of any kind.

According to the HLDI, past researchers haven't been able to "definitively connect marijuana use with real-world crashes," and even a federal study failed to find such a link. "Studies on the effects of legalizing marijuana for medical use have also been inconclusive," said the HLDI.

Instead, the group focused on three states -- Colorado, where legal marijuana retail sales started in 2014, as well as Oregon and Washington, where sales began in 2015 -- and compared them to the collision claims in neighboring states such as Nevada and Utah, parts of which now allow only medical marijuana. It also factored in statistics regarding the three states where recreational use is now legal from before it became available to the general public.

Colorado saw the largest estimated increase in claim frequency -- 14 percent more than its bordering states, while Washington state was 6 percent greater and Oregon had a 4 percent increase. Allowing for the total control group, "the combined effect for the three states was a smaller, but still significant at 3 percent," said HLDI Vice President Matt Moore.

The group used collision claims because they are the most frequent kind insurers receive. Drivers file these claims for damage to their vehicle in a crash with an object or with another vehicle, generally when the driver is at fault, the HLDI said.

The HLDI said it's preparing for more of these studies and has already begun a "large-scale case-control study" in Oregon to find out if usage could be causing automotive injuries.

But the auto insurance industry's position on legalized marijuana is already crystal clear. "Worries that legalized marijuana is increasing crash rates aren't misplaced," said David Zuby, chief research officer of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "The HLDI's findings on the early experience in Colorado, Oregon and Washington should give other states eyeing legalization pause."

SENTENCED: THE LAST OF FIVE BANK BURGLARS WHO GAINED ENTRY BY CUTTING THEOUGH ROOFS AND WERE NOT CAUGHT FOR DECADES

Sophisticated bank burglary crew stole millions of dollars, decades of heists finally end

By Toni McAllister

MyNewsLA.com
June 21, 2017

he fifth and final member of an Inland Empire bank burglary crew that stole millions of dollars by using power tools to cut though building roofs to gain access to cement bank vaults was sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles to about four years behind bars.

Lucian Gabriel Isaia of Beaumont, 36, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer to pay a share of $12 million in restitution and serve three years of supervised release following his 51-month federal prison sentence.

The five men linked to the crimes were arrested in April 2013, following a year-long investigation that involved a surveillance operation by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, who were on hand when the suspects tried to rob a Citibank branch in Diamond Bar.

Recovered evidence included a portion of the bank’s roof, roofing material, two-way radios, tools, gloves and ski masks.

The leader of the crew, Alceu Johnny Andreis of Banning, was sentenced in March to 20 years behind bars after a jury convicted him of bank burglary charges.

Wearing the same-size shoes and identical clothing, the robbers developed a coded language to use on walkie-talkies, making several dry runs before cutting and sealing holes in bank rooftops and returning later.

Andreis, 48, had special knowledge of how to break into bank vaults through the roof, a method perfected during nearly two decades of cutting holes in roofs and burglarizing businesses, including a branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles and a church.

The men “knew how to select a bank with a penetrable roof; locate the vault from overhead using a sonar device; cut a hole in the roof and install braces to keep the removed section in place until their subsequent return,” a prosecutor wrote.

The burglary crew scouted banks to determine optimal conditions, including prime lookout spots, easy getaway routes and secluded rooftops; purchased all necessary construction equipment, later wiping it down for fingerprints and DNA; and trained together and conducted surveillance.

In a brief statement to the court, Isaia apologized to the victims and pledged to repay his share of their losses, although Fischer indicated he had no means to do so.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joanna M. Curtis commended Isaia for his “extraordinary” cooperation in the government’s investigation.

In interviews with prosecutors, Isaia was able to recall “with precision” where and when heists took place and how much was taken, Curtis said.

Isaia pleaded guilty to involvement in the robbery of an East West Bank branch in Rowland Heights in 2011 in which $1 million in cash was stolen and safety deposit boxes containing $14 million in valuables were emptied.

A Preferred Bank location in Diamond Bar was hit a few months later, but the job was abandoned, prosecutors said. In September 2012, thieves broke into the vault of the BBCN Bank branch in Diamond Bar, taking $2.43 million in valuables.

As part of his plea agreement, Isaia forfeited to the government several luxury vehicles, a boat and a motorcycle.

The other members of the crew have been sentenced to federal prison terms. Daniel Soto of Riverside, 40, is serving nearly four years after pleading guilty and cooperating with authorities. Laurentiu Penescu of Yucaipa, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and attempted bank burglary and was sentenced to a three-year term for the failed Diamond Bar heist. Dean “Dino” Muniz of Fontana, 49, is serving 10 years after pleading guilty to bank burglary.

Andreis, Isaia and Penescu were convicted a decade ago of several Riverside County rooftop thefts. In those heists, more than $3.5 million in cash and gems were stolen from jewelers and other businesses in Palm Springs and Temecula.