Obama Is Eying Your Savings!

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Obama Is Eying Your Savings!: Our Contributor Jim, living in a communist dictatorship, knows all to well how this pans out…

Remember when President Obama said “there comes a point when a person has earned enough”? Well, it should be a surprise that he also feels that people have saved more than they need for retirement. Mr. Obama has given new meaning to the word “arrogance”.

With this scandal a day administration, it is no wonder some of their plans to get their hands on more of your money slip under the radar.

On Aril 12, 2013, the Wall Street Journal wrote:

How many times have you read financial-advice stories lecturing you to max-out on your IRA, save as much as you can in your 401(k), and even pay taxes now to change your regular IRA into a Roth IRA that will be tax-free until you die?

Well, be careful how much you save.

Assistant OpinionJournal.com editor Allysia Finley on President Obama’s attack on tax deferred retirement accounts.

A lot of job-switchers are ignoring what may be one of the best options to get the most out of their retirement: Moving their savings into their new employer’s 401(k). MarketWatch’s Jim Jelter explains the benefits.

That’s the message in President Obama’s budget for fiscal 2014, which for the first time proposes to cap the amount Americans can save in these tax-sheltered investment vehicles. The White House explanation is that some people have accumulated “substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.” So Mr. Obama proposes to “limit an individual’s total balance across tax-preferred accounts to an amount sufficient to finance an annuity of not more than $205,000 per year in retirement, or about $3 million for someone retiring in 2013.”

On April 14, 2013, the Independent Sentinel wrote:

THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU NEXT, make no mistake about that!. They already proposed it back in 2008. The government is on the hunt for more money to support its spending problem. President Obama wants more “revenue” – “taxes” – so he can make more “investments” as he spreads the wealth around.

You need to be afraid, very afraid!

Americans have $17.5 trillion in savings with 25% of it in IRA’s. It is a future source of revenue for the government if they can get their hands on it.

President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget plan estimated that retirement tax deductions taken by employers and individuals over the next five years add up to $429 billion in “lost” tax revenue. The government believes your savings is their lost revenue.

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See how that works? Because you take a legal tax deduction, the government is getting screwed. Never mind that the original idea was to give citizens an incentive to save. Further along in the Independent Sentinel article we find this:

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Kevin Bollaert, Revenge Porn Operator, Sentenced to 18 Years for Identity Theft and

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If you are Kevin Bollaert, you are not having a good day.  Not only did his revenge porn operation get shut down, he was sentenced to 18 years for 27 counts of identity theft and extortion.  The Daily Mail has more…

Victims of a man who operated a ‘revenge porn’ website and then charged victims to remove nude images and their personal information spoke out after the man was sentenced on Friday.

Kevin Bollaert, 28, was sentenced to 18 years in state prison after he was convicted in February of 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion in San Diego Superior Court for running a pair of websites that capitalized on the internet as a forum for public shaming.

Jilted lovers and hackers could anonymously post nude photos of people without their consent, along with personal information about them, at a website Bollaert created and moderated, called ugotposted.com.

More than 10,000 images, mainly of women, were posted between December 2012 and September 2013.

People who sought to have the explicit images taken down were directed to changemyreputation.com and charged $250 to $350 to remove the racy content.

Bollaert’s lawyer had claimed at trial that the business was gross and offensive, but he didn’t break the law by allowing others to post the explicit material.

‘It’s gross, it’s offensive, but it’s not illegal,’ Emily Rose-Weber said.

But the prosecution said Bollaert terrorized women and enjoyed doing it.

Not only would he the photos, but the names, addresses and social media details of the people in them.

Many victims were inundated with harassing messages from strangers.

Investigators found that Bollaert received thousands of distressed emails from victims, one who said she was ‘scared for my life’ and another who said she’d been ‘getting nonstop harassing messages.’

The criminal complaint named more than two dozen people as victims, one of whom claimed she was thrown out of her home after her family found out nude photos had been posted of her.

‘It ruined my life and I’m still going through it,’ she testified. ‘I lost my family. They think that I brought shame on them. My reputation is ruined.’

I think it’s instructive that people see that when they share nude images of themselves, they can be stolen, hacked, misused, and exploited.  So, the best way to avoid that is to not take them in the first place.  I know some people will say that is victim blaming, but it is not.  Kevin Bollaert is getting everything he deserves.  He was clearly operating outside the law, and I hope the other inmates visit an ample dose of karma upon him.  However, had people not posted or sent pics of themselves, Kevin Bollaert would not have had a webstite.

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FedEx Driver Witnesses Something So Gut-Wrenching It Brings The Cops Running

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Witnesses say paramedics were in tears because of the condition in which the young boy was found after the attack at this house in NW Harris County

Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune and ABC13.com.

Some stories just make you want to cry, this story will give you nightmares. To think what this little boy suffered through, for absolutely no fault of his own and from the one person in the world that little boys trust the most – his mother.

In what appears to be a completely normal home in a neighborhood where extreme public violence is not commonplace, a FedEx worker driving by the Houston home immediately dialed 911 after the horrifying scene he came upon while driving by.

The home is occupied by 23-year-old Jenea Muniga, her parents, sister and Muniga’s 4-year-old child. Seemingly out of nowhere, Muniga began brutally attacking her son in the house, which spilled out into the front yard.

The FedEx driver drove by as Muniga began bashing her son’s head against the driveway and then attacked him in the yard with a garden tool. Not sure exactly what was happening at first glance, the driver called 911 and police arrived immediately, ready to shoot due to the description of unfolding events from the driver.

Not only had she bashed her son’s head into the concrete driveway, she had already stabbed the child multiple times inside the home and then began attacking him with a garden tool in the front yard, mutilating his genitals in the process.

When police arrived at the bloody and tragic scene, they literally couldn’t pull Muniga off of her child until one officer finally had to kick her off of the boy.

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The 4 year old boy was transferred from ambulance to a life flight helicopter to be taken to the Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann in Houston

She was immediately handcuffed and her son was airlifted to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition and had to undergo immediate surgery for the grave wounds he suffered due to his own mother’s attack. (H/T MadWorldNews)

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Some of the mother’s clothes, along with the bloody clothes of her 4 year old boy were seen in the yard and driveway of the NW Harris County home.

Police found blood all throughout the house as well as the boys blood soaked clothes in the front yard.

Evidently the boy’s mother suffered from Post-Partum Depression, which is potentially a truly horrible affliction, especially if it is left untreated.

Muniga’s family and friends described her as a “good mom,” but one closer friend did admit that Muniga had suffered from post-partum depression after her son was born, though they were all under the impression it was well under control at this point.

The boy was reported to have suffered from multiple stab wounds to the torso, contusions to the head from blunt force trauma and partially mutilated genitals.

The mentally unstable mother was charged with “injury to a child” and “causing serious bodily injury.” She’s currently undergoing a mental evaluation and is incarcerated with bail.

Read the full story here.

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80 Million Blue Cross/Blue Shield Users Compromised

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It’s potentially bad news for 80 million insured persons under Anthem, the parent of Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  It is now know that that company was the subject of the largest heath care data breach in history.  Kim Komando has more…

The world’s second-largest health insurer just announced that it has been hacked early this morning. This is a huge story! One out of every nine Americans is covered by this company and its affiliates, making this the biggest healthcare data breach in history. You may not immediately recognize the insurance company name, Anthem, because it uses several different brand names in various states. One name it uses that you may be familiar with is Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Anthem says that hackers gained access to current and former members’ complete personal information along with employee records. This could total 80 million people or more. The leaked information includes names, dates of birth, member ID and Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information.

The company released a list of its brands affected by the data breach:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Amerigroup
  • Caremore
  • Unicare
  • Healthlink
  • DeCare

Instead of trying to sweep the breach under the rug, Anthem did the right thing. The company immediately contacted the FBI, who praised the company as a “model for other companies and organizations facing similar circumstances.”

Anthem is reportedly to arrange credit reporting services for affected members.  Kim Komando has some other wise advise…

Here are the steps to take right now:

  • Double check that your online accounts are not using the same email and password combination that you may have had stored with Anthem; change any that are the same as your Anthem details. This is exactly why it’s never a good idea to use the same password on multiple accounts.

  • Carefully watch on your credit reports. Watch out if someone is using your identity to take a line of credit in your name. Here’s how to check your credit report for free.

  • In the aftermath of a high-profile hack like this, scammers may send emails that look like they are coming from Anthem. Be sure you are closely examining these emails. Don’t click on any links in emails, and if in doubt contact Anthem to ensure it’s an official communication. See the clues to spot fake emails here.

Sadly, these data breaches are becoming more and more numerous.  Please take care to protect your date.  Though, it’s seeming to be less and less possible all the time.

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Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! – It’s Only The Democrats…

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Hat/Tip to RedFlagNews.

They’ve got it backwards. When they take our money and give it to those who are too lazy to work, it is We The People who need to raise our hands…

Several lawmakers took to the House floor Monday evening to make the “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gesture to protest the police shooting of the unarmed Ferguson teen, Michael Brown.

“Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.”

Jeffries added that people are fed up with injustice, a broken criminal justice system and “continuing to see young, unarmed African-American men killed as a result of a gunshot fired by a law enforcement officer.”

See, it’s evidently only racially motivated if a white officer is forced to shoot a black suspect. When it’s the other way around, well that’s nothing to dwell on. And beside, our Congressional Black Caucus is coming to the rescue.

“Now this is a problem that Congress can’t run away from and the [Congressional Black Caucus] stands here today to make sure that Congress runs toward the problem,” Jeffries said. “That we come up with constructive solutions to breaking this cycle, this epidemic, this scourge of police violence all across America.”

I guess then, that these statistics, compiled by the Eric Holder Justice Department, the FBI and the CDC have no bearing on the matter.

 

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Read the full story here and watch the video on crime stats here.

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Five Year Old White Girl Killed By Two Black Males While Sitting On Her Grandfather’s Lap: Where’s The Outrage?

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5 year old Laylah Petersen, gunned down while sitting on her grandfather’s lap.

Hat/Tip to Wounded American Warrior and Top Conservative News.

She was described by her aunt as a “wild child” who always happy, loved life and recently told her aunt that she “loved her more than science”. Butterflies, glitter and the movie Frozen were among her favorite things. Her name was Laylah Peterson, and she was murdered in her home, while sitting upon her grandfather’s lap.

Laylah was a little white girl and her two killers are black males. Why do I inject race into this story? Because after all the #Ferguson tweets, Facebook postings and news coverage where, despite all the evidence that the 18 year old Micheal Brown was killed while advancing upon AND after brutally attacking a white police officer, the Liberal Left has painted it all about race and racism.

Funny thing about that racism, though. It only runs one way. If a white person so much as looks funny at a black person, the Liberal Left (the press, academia and the professional race baiters) shout to the rafters that it’s racism! They’ve even concocted a new phrase (something the Left LOVES to do), “White Privilege”. The idea behind it is, of course, that because a person is white, they don’t experience the problems in their life that black people do.

I’m not so sure about that one, I mean I can’t even think of ONE instance in my 51 years on this planet where I’ve been given special treatment because I’m white. None. But because I grew up on a farm in the Midwest, THAT’s “White Privilege”. Never mind that we were dirt poor, and even though my Dad had a good paying job, my medical bills as a child ate up most of his income. Never mind that we didn’t have cable TV, air conditioning, was a one car family, had one television, and the upstairs of our house had only one heat duct. Many winter mornings, the glass of water I had on the head of my bed was a block of ice. But hey! I was too busy to notice all that because I was enjoying “White Privilege”!!

But I digress, this article is about the ending of the life of a precious little girl who only wanted to be happy and evidently loved science.

Two black males in Milwaukee walked up to the home of a white family, in a majority black neighborhood, and unleashed a hail of gunfire. A five year old white girl was murdered while sitting on her grandfather’s lap.

Milwaukee police say there is no question the shooters were deliberating trying to kill people inside the house. At least a dozen bullets were fired directly into the house. There may have been a third person driving a getaway car.

The house was located in a census tract that is 77% black and 14% white.

I tend to completely agree with the sentiments in this next quote from the source article.

If the races were reversed, this would be the biggest news story in the entire western world right now. Imagine for one second that two white males walked up to a black occupied home, in a mostly white neighborhood, and opened fire. Imagine a five year old black girl was murdered while sitting on her grandfather’s lap. There would weeks of national coverage. There would be documentaries. The story would be revisited by the national media over and over for the next ten years.

 I can only ask…
Where was Laylah’s “White Privilege”??

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#Ferguson: Some insights into why the Quick Trip was burnt-“Snitches get Stitches”

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One of the iconic images of the #Ferguson is the looting and burning of the Quick Trip convenience store…

But why was this business so thoroughly looted and and destroyed?  The Conservative Treehouse has more…

After the Quick Trip was destroyed the following message was spray painted on the side of the building:

snitches get stitches

But to understand why the Quick Trip quick was chosen you need to listen to this conversation.

In this video you can hear why.   The important understanding happens at :36 point of the conversation:

#1 (On camera):  “Ferguson Market they talking about him stole some rillos. Bro, rillos behind the fuckin’ counter”

#2 (Off camera):   “They say he stole them from Quick Trip“… “They say he stole them from Quick Trip“.

#1: “Bro he wasn’t at the fuckin’ Quick Trip”…

#2: “That’s the rumor” … “they say that’s the rumor“… “that shit up”…

#1:  “Mother fucker’s lyin’ bro” … “dude was at The Ferguson Market bro, next to the McDonalds”…

So what did the street thugs do the very next night ?

They punished the Quick Trip, who was thought to be the cause of Mike Brown being busted by the Police because the convenience store “snitched” on him.

You can see the rest over at Conservative TreeHouse. 

So, the thugs punished the Quick Stop for reporting a crime.  Even though they targeted the wrong business, the message was clear…

If you see a crime, don’t call the police. 

 

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#Ferguson: Autopsy Shows all Shots Fired From Front

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In more #Ferguson news, another piece of the leftist narrative, that Michael Brown was shot in the back, has been debunked.  SooperMexican has more…

From the New York Times [emphasis added]:

Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

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One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

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#Ferguson: What do we know so far?

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I’ve been waiting to discuss the events that have occurred in Ferguson, MO.  Like any emotionally charged situation, there are claims and counter-claims.   I tend to wait a bit and summarize what is known.  So, here is what we know about the situation in Ferguson.

The “victim” in this situation is Michael Brown, aged 18.  Mr. Brown was seen on video robbing a local store.

Here is a video, from FOX News, shown at the linked DC article…

Here is more footage, from CNN…

And, we also now know that this video was available for some time, but had not been released at the request of the DOJ.  Breitbart has more…

The shooting took place on Saturday, August 9 and it took until the Friday the 15th for the surveillance video to be released. Since the shooting occurred, Ferguson has been wracked with  riots, destruction of property and looting every night.

The significance of the surveillance video has understandably led some to wonder, why on earth did the police not release it sooner?

“What upsets me is that it should have been all over the news,” said Tatinisha Wheeler, a protester who lives in St. Louis. She said she was confused why the police wouldn’t have immediately said Mr. Brown had been allegedly involved in a crime. “Now they’re going to say it’s a robbery?” she asked.

If the video had come out right away, the gentle giant narrative would never have been able to take hold in the way it did.

Now we know the reason for the delay.

The Holder Justice Department pressured the Ferguson Police Dept. not to release the tape showing the latest left-wing cause celeb to be a violent criminal.

Via NBC News:

The Department of Justice urged Ferguson police not to release surveillance video purporting to show Michael Brown robbing a store shortly before he was shot and killed by police, arguing the footage would further inflame tensions in the St. Louis suburb that saw rioting and civil unrest in the wake of the teenager’s death.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released the video Friday, telling reporters that he had no choice because the media requested the release under the Freedom of Information Act. The Department of Justice, which is conducting its own investigation into Brown’s Aug. 9 death, has had a copy of the footage all along and never considered releasing it to the public, the source said.

Then, the 6*4″ 290 (plus) Brown leaves the store.  And is soon confronted by a police officer, who was called and alerted to Brown’s description.  Donald Douglas at the American Power Blog has more…

And then Dana Loesch has the interview with the friend of Officer Wilson, who explains that Brown assaulted Wilson at the police car, walked 35-feet away, and then turned and launched into a crazed “bum-rush” toward the police car, via Gateway Pundit, “EXCLUSIVE: Friend of OFFICER DARREN WILSON Speaks Out on Shooting of Mike Brown (AUDIO)“:

He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.

And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.

Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, “Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”

Go straight to the radio interview here, “Josie On The Dana Show 8-15-14.”

Additionally, there is video of the aftermath of the story.  This comes from the Conservative Treehouse.  On the video is audio of witnesses discussing the situation.

And just for another perspective…

Now, it is important to know that these videos and information were NOT available at the time of the incident.  It’s only since Friday that this new information has been trickling out.

Since the death of Michael Brown, there has been rioting and looting every night in Ferguson.  For “justice,” of course…

 

A simple search engine query will return hundreds of images of vandalism, looting, and destruction.  Because, apparently, “justice” means destruction.

But there is more.  This story also emphasizes that the police have become too militaristic.  When you see pics of cops, and then of armed soldiers, and you cannot tell the difference, there is something wrong.

Then, we still have to ask if the government was trying to get a riot going by withholding key information, like the video of Michael Brown stealing the cigars?  Did they want the mobs rioting a looting, and using the false narrative that Brown was shot in the back as a justification?

I have seen some bloggers state that the new information represents a “change in narrative.”  I would stress that the narrative will not change.  I say this in reference to Trayvon Martin.  If you would recall, Trayvon Martin was in the process of bashing in George Zimmerman’s skull when he was shot in self defense.  No matter what evidence came out, it was still clear that the only way for “progressive justice” to have taken place was for Trayvon Martin to have killed George Zimmerman.  Had that been the case, it would have been a local story, and the world would have been deprived of it’s very first “White Hispanic.”   This case is much the same.  Had Michael Brown been successful in further assaulting, or even killing, officer Wilson, there would be no public outcry.

It is possible that even more information might come out.  In that case, I will do my best to keep up with it.  Don will be back on duty for Tuesday, at which point, I will go back to more spiritual pursuits.

In the meantime, I will pray for peace, and actual justice in this situation.

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Fallen Hero: Police Dog Says Goodbye to his Partner

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Hat/Tip to The DailyMail and The New York Daily News.

  • Figo rested his paw on the casket of fallen officer Jason Ellis at the May 30 funeral service in Bardstown, Kentucky
  • Ellis, a drug enforcement officer, was killed by multiple shotgun blasts May 25 in what police say was a planned ambush on the 33-year-old father of two
  • Wife: ‘He was a dedicated family man. He loved our boys. He loved me’

Jason Ellis was a minor league baseball player, turned police officer in Bardstown, Kentucky. He was the town’s K9 Officer and his partner, Figo and he shared a close bond. This became brutally evident at Ellis’ funeral when Figo bowed his head and placed his paw on his fallen partner’s casket.

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K9 Officer, Jason Ellis Bardstown, KY

 As a canine, Figo could never understand all that goes into keeping Bardstown, Ky., safe. But the human toll in the line of duty, the loss of a friend… he got that.

“Figo was almost giving him that final hug goodbye. I think that picture brought more tears than anything,” Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin told the Daily News.

Their connection was palpable before Ellis’ burial at High View Cemetery in the nearby town of Chaplin. Together, Ellis and Figo made a dent in the local community’s drug problem over the last few years, McCubbin explained.

“Ellis knew that Figo was a great partner,” McCubbin said. “When you are a canine cop you have one of the best partners in the world. He had the dog for several years and his boys basically grew up with Figo around.”

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Now Figo is retired from active duty, and will live take on his new role as family pet.

McCubbin retired Figo from service Friday so he could live with Ellis’ family, providing the young boys a connection with their father.

Ellis’ vicious death is still under investigation.

The former minor league baseball player turned lawman was hit with multiple shotgun blasts early Saturday after he got out his cruiser to pick up debris at a ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County, according to Kentucky State Police. The investigation is continuing.

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Anyone with information concerning Ellis’ death is asked to contact the Bardstown Police Department 502-348-6811, Kentucky State Police 800-222-5555 or Nelson County Dispatch 502-348-3211. As of June 3, the award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death is $125,000.00.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #43 and Ellis’ family established the Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Fund and Officer Jason Ellis Reward Fund. Contributions may be made through the Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.

Hundreds of his fellow Officers attended his funeral.

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In Memory of Officer Jason Ellis, EOW 5/25/2013

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You Picked the Wrong House: Squatters take Veteran’s home & make it their own – almost

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You don’t tug on superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don’t mess around with Jim

You Don’t Mess Around With Jim by Jim Croce

Yet, that’s exactly what Julio Ortiz and Fatima Cardosa did. They decided to “occupy” Army Spc. Michael Sharkey’s house in New Port Richey Florida and moved into his house while he was serving his country, deployed in Afghanistan, and stationed in Hawaii.

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Julio Ortiz & Fatima Cardosa

Two squatters who took over a house in [New] Port Richey in Florida got slightly more than they bargained for when the owner returned from serving overseas.

Army Spc. Michael Sharkey was stationed in Hawaii, which meant leaving his home for two years. Julio Ortiz and Fatima Cardosa took this as a perfect opportunity to break into the building, move themselves and their two dogs into Sharkey’s home, change the locks and refuse to leave.

Sharkey was told that because Ortiz and Cardosa had “taken up residency,” the only way to get the pair to leave and get his home back was to take the matter to civil court.

The military community being what it is, you can imagine how this didn’t sit well with them – or with anyone else for that matter, it seems.

This story very quickly made its way through the social media grapevine and on to the Facebook page of WFLA who first reported the story. Residents were horrified and the general consensus was that something should be done about it.

The outrage culminated in a planned motorcycle ride organized by supporters to convince the squatters to leave. According to latest reports, the public pressure has worked, as Cardosa and Ortiz — who has spent 12 years in jail for robbery, carjacking and drugs offenses — have made a hasty retreat.

Read more at DailyCaller.com

Two motorcycle clubs comprised of military veterans organized a very public ride to peacefully put pressure on the squatters.

bikers chase off squattersThen WFLA reported that two Tampa motorcycle clubs filled with veterans were planning to ride over to the Sharkey residence on Sunday “and peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable.”

With that, Ortiz started packing up, noting the planned biker visit was one of the reasons he and Cardoso were leaving, WFLA said.

Early Thursday morning the house seemed unoccupied. A few belongings were scattered on the front yard and two dogs were barking in the house. One of the animals jumped out of a broken window and ran around the yard. A Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the scene waiting for animal control to get to the house.

When Animal Control trappers arrived they eventually captured both dogs. Ortiz’s friends came over and took the animals. Duke Energy crews came to the house to investigate how the squatters got electricity at the house.

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Read more at TheBlaze.com

NBC affiliate, News Channel 8, WFLA in Tampa, FL has been covering this story from the beginning. Their investigations led to some not so surprising facts.

News Channel 8 uncovered the criminal background of Ortiz; learning he spent a combined 12 years in prison in New Jersey for robbery, car jacking, and selling drugs on school property.

Veteran’s groups, neighbors, Facebook followers and businesses have banded together to help Army Spc. Sharkey repair the damage done to his home.

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Army Spc. Michael Sharkey

Lauren Price of Veterans Warriors, who helped bring attention to the situation, says that Lowe’s has donated supplies to repair Sharkey’s home and local construction firms have donated their time to clean up the mess left behind.

Speaking to Channel 8 News, an overwhelmed Sharkey expressed his gratitude saying “I’m used to doing things for everyone else; this is the first time someone has done something for me, It’s pretty much like my extended family, wearing the same uniform as me.”

It’s always nice when the good guys win one, once in a while.

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24 Wounded in Western PA Stabbing Spree, Susupect Identified as Alex Hribal

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I’m getting to this late, but 24 people were wounded in a stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville PA.  KDKA has more…

MURRYSVILLE (KDKA/AP) – At least 24-people have been injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.

The attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes before the start of school.

Westmoreland County updated the victim count late Wednesday evening, saying 24-people had been injured. (21-students stabbed, 1-security guard stabbed, and 2-others injured)

KDKA has confirmed that 16-year-old Alex Hribal is the suspect arrested for the stabbings. He is a sophomore at the high school.

Photo Credit: KDKA

Photo Credit: KDKA

He was transported from the Murrysville Police Department by police car, and reportedly taken to a local hospital for superficial wounds, and then returned.

Our prayers go out to the victims for a speedy recovery.

I am wondering about a motive.

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Story Update: Fellow Democrat Blasts Kathleen Kane for Refusing to Prosecute PA Democrats for Accepting Bribes

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The other day, we covered that investigators caught several democrat state representatives on audio or video, taking bribes in exchange for votes.  Then, when Kathleen Kane took over as  PA AG, she killed the investigation, calling it racist.  Now, the democrat DA from Philadelphia is blasting Kane for letting crooked politicians off the hook…

Prosecutors almost never go to war against each other. But in Pennsylvania, Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane is being brutally criticized by Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney and a fellow Democrat. Williams is upset that last year one of Kane’s first acts in office was to decline to prosecute four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials. In a sting operation, all had been caught accepting cash or Tiffany jewelry in exchange for votes or favors. Kane, who is white, has defended herself, saying that the investigation was badly managed and tainted by racism. She claims the criticism comes from what she calls the “Good Ol’ Boys Club.” Williams, who is African American, has shot back: “I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.”

The sting operation followed pretty much the same playbook as the federal Abscam investigation of the 1970s. Begun in 2010, the Philly probe was conducted under Kane’s three immediate predecessors as attorney general, and it resulted in more than 400 hours of video and audio recordings. Tyron B. Ali, a lobbyist originally from Trinidad, served as the undercover agent; after he was charged with fraud, he agreed to wear a wire in exchange for lenient treatment. Word of his cash offers eventually got around and prompted some elected officials to call him first. “Sources with knowledge of the sting said the investigation made financial pitches to both Republicans and Democrats, but only Democrats accepted the payments,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week.

Attorney General Kane inherited the investigation when she took office in January 2013. She told the Inquirer that she stopped it without filing any charges because it was “poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism.” She quoted Claude Thomas, the chief investigator in the case, as saying he had been ordered to target “only members of the General Assembly’s Black Caucus” and to ignore “potentially illegal acts by white members.”

Note the bolded text, that tells us that bribes were offered to both democrats and members of the stupid party?  Do you also note that even the members of the stupid party had the sense to not commit a felony?  How can Kane claim it’s racism when only the democrats chose to accept bribes?

Of course, we’re dealing with democrats here, so the actual truth really doesn’t matter anyway.

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Horrific Video: Man Punches 8 Year-old, Steals iPad: Good Samaritan Chases him Down

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Just when you think that scumbags can’t sink any lower, they find a way.  Take a look at what one man was willing to do to score himself an iPad…

 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say cell phones and other mobile devices are being stolen more often, but a violent robbery involving an 8-year-old boy had some people shaking their heads and a Minneapolis man leaping to action.

Last Thursday, a boy was punched and the iPad in his hands was stolen outside a Minneapolis restaurant.

Aaron Stillday, 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated robbery. Police caught him after a good Samaritan chased him down.

“Poor kid,” said Mohammad Armeli, the man who chased down the robber. “I can’t believe it, the blood was all over his face. Could have broken his nose.”

Surveillance video shows the 8-year-old following his aunt out of a day care building. What happened next left Armeli’s blood boiling.SHOCK VIDEO: Man Punches 8-Year-Old Boy In Face, Steals iPad… Reagan Bush Shirt

“This is the scum of the earth,” he said. “You cannot hit a child like that. Don’t hit him for his iPad, or for anything.”

Armeli, who works at a Greek restaurant nearby, heard the commotion and went after the robber. While talking to 911 on his cell phone, he chased Stillday for more than a half-mile.

At least there was one man there that was willing to do what was needed to get the perpetrator is this crime.

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The Identities of 200 Million Americans Compromised in Credit Bureau Scam

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Apparently, some hacker got more identities that the democratic party uses to fill out absentee ballots for  “animately impaired” people.  In other words, a lot!  Kim Komando has more…

Brian Krebs reports:

Posing as a private investigator operating out of Singapore, Ngo contracted with Court Ventures, paying for his access to consumer records via regular cash wire transfers from a bank in Singapore. Through that contract, Ngo was able to make available to his clients access to the US Info Search database containing Social Security, date of birth and other records on more than 200 million Americans.

Experian came into the picture in March 2012, when it purchased Court Ventures (along with all of its customers — including Mr. Ngo). For almost ten months after Experian completed that acquisition, Ngo continued siphoning consumer data and making his wire transfers.

Krebs was the investigator who first uncovered evidence of the brutal retail security breach that eviscerated Target, Neiman Marcus and others. As these types of data leaks become more common, your identity will need an agressive defense more than ever. Click here to learn what you need to do right now to protect yourself from ID theft.

Yeah, that is not good, to say the very least.  After the Target (among others) fiasco last year, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the hackers are ahead in the security game.  Hopefully, the industry will take this a bit more seriously.

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Sandy Hook Shooter, Adam Lanza, Had a Movie About ‘Man-Boy’ Love, Documents About ‘The Rights of Pedophiles’

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Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook school shooter, had some sickening material on his computer.  Aside from materials on mass murders, there was a disturbing set of materials on “Man-Boy love,” and the “rights of pedophiles.”  The Other McCain has more…

This might give gay pedophiles a bad reputation:

The state’s attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no “conclusive motive” for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about man/boy love, instant messages concerning “homosexual fantasies,” numerous mass murder documents, and a computer game entitled “School Shooting.”

Jammie Wearing Fools: “Well, this will probably be the last you ever hear about Adam Lanza from the mainstream media.” Indeed.

I would have to agree with the assessment.  This seems to identify Adam Lanza as not only gay, but  pedophile, interested in “man-boy love.”

The full report is available via the State of Connecticut.

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